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Don Amend

Andrews named outstanding wrestler

The Powell Panther wrestlers returned to the top in the annual Battle of the Big Horns last week in Worland.

December 20, 2011 9:13 am

The Amend corner: Ready for Christmas

Well, I’m ready for Christmas, almost.

I finished my Christmas shopping early, like sometime in April. I was able to do this by the simple expedient of turning the entire process over to my wife, an action made possible a couple of years ago when she retired.

Cody and Lovell armories to remain active

Restructuring in the National Guard is bringing changes to Guard units in the Big Horn Basin.

The big change for Powell is the consolidation of the 920th Forward Support Company in the Powell armory. The Powell armory will house the operations of the 920th, and the facility was enlarged recently to accommodate the unit’s equipment.

Middle weights power powell to victory

The Powell Panthers grabbed their second dual meet win of the season Tuesday night with a victory over the Laurel Locomotives.

Another school construction project is coming to an end in Powell this week with the completion of the new Westside Elementary School.

December 13, 2011 8:46 am

Six PHS Wrestlers place at Rapid City

The Powell Panthers went up against the best of three states in Rapid City last weekend and came away with six medals and a ninth-place finish.

December 13, 2011 8:43 am

The Amend corner: Famous? For what?

Recently, as he introduced me to a group of visitors to the Tribune, my boss commented that my claim to fame is that I had once been Pittsburgh Steeler defensive end Bret Keisel’s teacher.

Well, I don’t know about that. It is true that the big fellow was once one of my students, but I don’t know about that “claim to fame” part. For one thing, I don’t think I’m famous, and I don’t particularly want to be.

A young Powell Panther swim team is in the pool this week preparing for the season’s opening competition in Lander on Saturday.

Gov. Matt Mead has submitted his first budget, and it appears to strike a wise balance between spending and saving by the state government

Some legislators, concerned about possible reductions in federal funding and mineral revenues over the next few years, are calling for across the board cuts in spending. They would put the money saved into the state’s “rainy day” fund to mitigate those expected cuts in revenue. That fund already holds $1.5 billion, and some legislators would like to see that doubled.

December 06, 2011 9:10 am

Panthers top field at Powell invite

There’s a long trip ahead for the Powell Panther wrestlers in their quest of a state championship, but they took a big first step last week, winning their first dual meet of the season and capturing the championship in the Powell Roundtable Invitational Tournament for the third straight year.