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Tribune Staff

In his junior campaign, Powell High School swimmer Ben Wetzel etched his place in the Panther swimming record book. Wetzel claimed the Class 3A state title in the 500 freestyle on March 1 in Gillette, shattering his school’s record (Jory Turk, 5:07.98 in 1988) with a time of 5:00.47.

The year began on a grim note when a Cody duck hunter and his son came upon a headless body in Badger Basin on Jan. 9.

Local voters didn’t clean house in 2014, but they made a few notable changes.

On July 1, the first truckload of Powell garbage headed to Billings, ending a years-long debate over what to do with municipal solid waste.

Panthers old and new will take to the hardwood at Panther Gym tonight (Tuesday).

(June 2, 1931 - Dec. 20, 2014)

Ronald H. Bedford of Powell died Dec. 20, 2014. He was 83.

(April 4, 1934 - Dec. 14, 2014)

Edith Ann Lawson Chaney, 80, died Dec. 14, 2014, of natural causes at the Elk Horn Long Term Facility in Montana. 

Win Campbell is the lucky winner of a 1 p.m. shopping spree at Mr. D's, and Linda Linsdau won the 1:30 p.m. spree at Blair's. Both shopping sprees will take place Saturday.

(May 14, 1939 - Dec. 12, 2014)

Jerry D. Schuster died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was 75.

(Oct. 25, 1991 - Dec. 14, 2014)

Asia Bessler died at her home in Powell, due to complications of chronic asthma on Dec. 14, 2014. She was 23.

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