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  • Huck nominated as District Music Teacher of Year
    03/23/2017 - 22:36
  • In less than two weeks, Tage Burd will be heading off to boot camp as he embarks on his long-awaited dream of finally entering the U.S. Army.
    03/16/2017 - 15:53
  • Hammersmark reflects on the difference one teacher can make in a student’s life
    03/09/2017 - 16:06
  • Retired pharmacist Bob Smith’s preferred medium is pencil, and his preferred subjects are historical figures and John Wayne.
    03/02/2017 - 16:09
  • Julia (from left), mom Larissa and sister Bianca Skinner pause in the hallway at Glenrock Immediate Middle School before the girls’ volleyball practice. Larissa immigrated to the U.S. from Brazil and found a home in Glenrock.
    02/24/2017 - 18:40
  • Trish Popovich photo
    The former Conoco office is at the west end of Big Muddy Road in what remains of the historic oil field encampment.
    02/19/2017 - 23:47
  • After months of residents and town officials pleading with WYDOT to drop the speed limit from 70 mph to 55 mph along WYO 20/26 on Glenrock’s eastern access, the state department officially did that on Tuesday with the signs swapped out.
    02/16/2017 - 16:56
  • Clara (from left), Faye and Josey Lankister learn about life, hard work and get a strong education from mother Wendi at the ranch near Glenrock.
    02/09/2017 - 18:09
  • Tata Stoddard doesn't hold back when against this Lusk Tiger.  Glenrock dominated the Tigers on teh mat Jan. 26

    02/02/2017 - 22:59
  • Sitting on the 1923 edition of Clason’s Guide Map of Wyoming is an undated photo of the Ohio Oil Company camp near Parkerton in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

    The newspaper clipping says: “Parkerton is the name of the new station on the Northwestern Railway at the Big Muddy oil field and from this station where a boxcar serves as office, waiting room and baggage room, tickets are being sold at the rate of one hundred a week. F. T. Graham is the agent. All Northwestern passenger trains will make Parkerton a regular stop. A short side track which accommodates 20 cars has been put in recently and the company states that another side track will be built as soon as possible to take care of thirty more cars.” Douglas Enterprise, January 01, 1917, page 1.

    02/02/2017 - 19:48
  • 3 -year-old Fischer was diagnosed with severe allergies at nine-months-old as his mother, Krysti, and family continue to make life as normal for him as possible with the help of local individuals and businesses.

    01/26/2017 - 21:17
  • 01/22/2017 - 00:00
  • Trish Popovitch photo
    Lynn Dampman scoops up a shovelful of worm-laden compost to check on the health of her slithering wards, which she has living in her basement.
    01/13/2017 - 23:53
  • Courtesy Photo
    Ginny Butcher is seldom seen without her paint brushes or her portable plein easel and enjoys the life of both artist and mentor. 
    01/06/2017 - 23:47
  • Kay Taylor personally wraps Christmas gifts purchased at her store.

    File photo

    12/17/2016 - 00:54

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Kay Taylor personally wraps Christmas gifts purchased at her store.

File photo

Rick Jones takes his trusty steed, Biscuit, out for a snowy ride through Glenrock.

Donene takes care of her horse as she would her own children.

Garrett Schwindt flies off the ground during the pole vault event Friday in Glenrock. Schwindt won the pole vault, clearing 11 foot, 1 inch, during the Herders’ lone home track meet of the season.

NARM Coal Mine

One of the biggest mines in the country, the North Antelope Rochelle, along with Black Thunder mine in Campbell County, combined to layoff more than 450 miners March 31, sending the economy, families into flux.

Bill Poniatowski

Bill Poniatowski

No dogs without leash sign.

New laws will requires leashes on pets and vehicles to be parked appropriately.

Social News

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Haley Pratt  serves up a Chicken Fried Steak to one of nearly 300 smiling customers during the fundraiser dinner on Thursday. The GHS Culinary team will be going to Dallas for a national competition.

04/14/2016 - 05:00

Nearly 100 pounds of meat and countless smiles were served to nearly 300 hungry patrons on Thursday night raising more than $2,200.

Sports

High jumpers and long jumpers get warmed up by taking several laps around the track.
03/17/2017 - 04:16

Glenrock’s track and field will look a little different this year, even though there are no changes to the trademark purple-and-white.

Opinion

03/17/2017 - 04:21

A world with rivers on fire and immense smog in cities was the reality before the Environmental Protection Agency was established. In Ohio, Cleveland’s reached unbearable rates by the time the EPA was established in 1970.

Obituaries

03/10/2017 - 23:01

Barbara J. Feighner, 74 of Glenrock, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. She was born on July 2, 1942, in Plainwell, MI, to William and Lucille Gayhart.

Glenrock Independent

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Phone: (307) 436-2211

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