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Don Amend

February 22, 2011 8:43 am

Panthers take regional runner-up

Panthers win five titles, but Worland wins regional title

The Powell Panthers’ three-year reign over West Regional wrestling came to an end Saturday as the Worland Warriors came from behind to win the West Regional title.

Ten Panthers reached the finals as did nine Warriors, and both teams finished with five champions, but Worland took better advantage of the wrestlebacks, placing eight in the third and fourth place bouts compared to Powell’s four, picking up advancement points that overcame a five-point Powell lead after Friday’s semifinals to take the championship.

February 22, 2011 8:30 am

Panthers take regional runner-up

Panthers win five titles, but Worland wins regional title

The Powell Panthers’ three-year reign over West Regional wrestling came to an end Saturday as the Worland Warriors came from behind to win the West Regional title.

Ten Panthers reached the finals as did nine Warriors, and both teams finished with five champions, but Worland took better advantage of the wrestlebacks, placing eight in the third and fourth place bouts compared to Powell’s four, picking up advancement points that overcame a five-point Powell lead after Friday’s semifinals to take the championship.

February 17, 2011 8:35 am

How to solve the budget crisis

Simpson explains federal Debt commission’s recommendations

Former Senator Alan Simpson took the stage in Cody Tuesday night to explain the work of a commission he co-chaired and to take questions about the commission’s recommendations from the audience.

Simpson served as co-chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform at the request of President Barack Obama. He and co-chairman Erskine Bowles, a Democrat, led the commission in issuing a number of recommendations for resolving the nation’s debt crisis.

It’s crunch time for the Powell Panther wrestlers.

Friday they take the first big step in their quest to regain the state championship they lost by a whisker last year when they take on the whole West Region at the Powell High School gym. At stake will be favorable seedings at the state meet next week.

Back in 1950, I walked across the main road through Hyattville and entered the first grade.

That event was the start of a school career that took up fully half of the 20th Century. It ended in the fall of 1999 when Greybull High School, where I spent 30 years of my life, opened for the school year without me.

February 17, 2011 8:23 am

EDITORIAL: Paying the price

Tuesday night, Park County residents were afforded an opportunity to hear about the nation’s budget problems from one who is intimately familiar with them, and a crowd of 250 or more people took advantage of the opportunity.

Former Senator Alan Simpson, who co-chaired the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform appointed by President Obama last year, invited all comers to listen to his comments on the recommendations that commission had made for addressing the nation’s debt and question him about them.

Bill Cummings and Jarred LaPierre each reached the finals in two events to lead the Powell Panthers to a fourth-place finish in the West Conference swim meet in Cody last weekend.

Cummings scored the team’s highest finish by swimming to second in the butterfly and turned in a fourth in the individual medley. LaPierre finished third in the 500 and added a fourth in the 200.

The Powell Panthers began the evening with a pin and ended it the same way on their way to a 56-9 dual meet win over the Cody Broncs in wrestling action Tuesday night.

The Panthers took advantage of four Cody forfeits and added four wins by fall on their way to the win.

When the starting gun goes off Friday at the Powell Aquatic Center, six seniors will be entering their home pool for the last time in competition.

Cole Good and Bill Cummings, four-year members of the team, will be joined by Dan McKearney, Tyler McCauley and Brennan Althoff, who joined the team last year, and Dillon Jeffs, who went out for the first time this year.

A local agriculture-based business has turned out to be a great example of how Powell can build on its assets, as well as how government and business can work together for economic development.