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April 09, 2005 7:23 am

Jack G. Hubbell

(Jan. 1, 1925 - April 8, 2004)

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m. at the LDS Chapel, 525 W. Seventh St., in Powell, for Jack G. Hubbell, who died Friday, April 8 of cancer at the Powell Valley Hospital surrounded by his wife and loved ones. He was 80.
He was born Jan. 1, 1925, the seventh child of Guy F. and Carrie Shumway Hubbell on a farm northwest of Cowley. He finished high school there and joined the Army during World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater and received a Bronze Star for valor.

After serving his country, he came home and lived and worked for a time as meat cutter in Casper. He returned to Lovell and worked on several oil rigs that were drilling in the area at the time.

He met and married Audrey Beal. Jack often said they had lived in or traveled through most every town in Wyoming, as oil drilling in those days covered most of the state. They tired of the constant moving and "trailer house life," and hoping to spend more time at home, he started selling drilling bits to different rigs.

His new job landed him in Farmington, N.M. The lure of the mountains and the call of the meadlowlark soon drew him back to Wyoming, and once again he found employment as a roughneck on the drilling rigs. After a serious accident in 1953, he went to college and earned a degree in accounting from the University of Wyoming. He worked for Husky Oil in Cody and then moved to Denver where he spent the last 20 years of his working career,
After retiring from Depco Oil, he and his wife traveled around the U.S. for five years before moving to Powell in 1993.

Survivors include his wife Audrey of Powell; one son, Jack Randall Hubbell (Becky) of Riverton, Utah; two daughters, Vickie Jo Baldwin (Norman) of Taylor, Ariz., and Linda Gimmenson (Gary) of Connell, Wash.; 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He also leaves two brothers, Max Hubbell of Powell and Guy Jr. Bert Hubbell (Lee) of Kerrville, Texas; three sisters, Helen Rank (Ernest) of Upton, Doris Ross (Bill) and Clorous (Susie) Franks (Bill), both of Powell; and numerous loving nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Grant; and sister Marvel Lookhart and her husband, Leo.
For those who wish, the family would appreciate donations to Powell Valley Hospice. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, with arrangements by Haskell Funeral Home of Lovell.

April 08, 2004 6:24 am

William Lindsay Pryde

(May 29, 1915 - April 5, 2004)

William (Bill) Lindsay Pryde died April 5 at his home in Richland, Wash.
He was 89.

He was born to Charlotte Lindsay and William Pryde on May 29, 1915. He was raised in Byron and lived in the log cabin that is now the Byron Museum. He married Verle Sander on June 16, 1937. They had one daughter, Sandra Sue Pryde, born May 14, 1940.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed fishing along the streams, rivers and lakes of Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and Montana. He shared this with his wife and daughter. He also enjoyed deep-sea fishing. He passed on his love of fishing to his grandsons.
He worked in the mechanical construction business beginning in 1934 when he began working in the Wyoming oil fields. The family did much traveling to various job locations in Idaho, Montana, Washington and Utah.
In 1961, he joined JELCO, Inc., to start up a new mechanical division. He was made executive vice-president in 1971 and built the division into one of the major mechanical contractors in the U.S.
A member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 19, he also helped form GAPCO, Inc. and was involved in welding technologies used at nuclear power plants.

Following Verle's death, he was blessed to be reunited with his grade-school sweetheart LeNorma "Tomi" Neville Olson on Dec. 18, 1981. They enjoyed 18 years of marriage before her death in 2000.

He was a member of the East Millcreek 11th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in many capacities. Following Tomi's death he moved to the Tri-Cities, Wash., area to be closer to his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Verle; his daughter, Sandra; his second wife, Tomi; and his sister, Ellen Sanders.

He is survived by son-in-law, John Schumacher and Hisano; grandchildren Shauna Anderson (Greg), William Schumacher, and Jeff Schumacher (Diana), all of Tri-Cities, Wash., Scott Schumacher (Kathi) of Cameron Park, Calif.; great-grandchildren Andrea and Tasha Simenson of Richland, Wash., Dalton and Wyatt Schumacher of Cameron Park, Calif., and Lindsay Schumacher of Spokane, Wash.

Other survivors include brother, Dick Walker (Billie) of Powell; sisters Elaine Schnabel of Salt Lake City and Betty Partridge of West Valley City, Utah; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and step-grandchildren who were very special to him.
A graveside service took place Saturday, April 9 at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary in Salt Lake City.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bill's name to the John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, or to the Lion's Eye Bank of Utah or Washington.

April 05, 2004 6:23 am

Laness D. Northrup

(Jan. 14, 1933 - April 5, 2004)

Funeral services for Laness D. Northrup, native Wyoming resident of Powell, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 8 at Cabre Gym at Northwest College.

He ended his heart fought battle with cancer Tuesday, April 5, embraced by his family during his final hours in Billings St. Vincent Hospital.

The Rev. Susan Adams Trembath will officiate at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery with Masonic rites.
He was born in Powell Jan. 14, 1933. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Ann Berg, on May 24, 1951. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and spent his military career servicing B-36 and B-52 aircraft. After his honorable discharge, he attended and graduated with honors from the University of Wyoming as an irrigation engineer.
Laness and Mary Ann came back to Powell in 1963 to farm. While raising three sons, William, David and Donald, he expanded the farm from 480 to 1,400 acres.

Having a firm belief in community strength and awareness, he was active in local organizations. He served on various boards and committees, including the Willwood Irrigation District from 1981 to 2003, Willwood Light and Power, the Powell and Lovell Chambers of Commerce, the University of Wyoming Alumni Association, Wyoming Stock Growers and Park County Farm Bureau.

He was a member of IOOF, American Legion, National Rifle Association, and All Free & Accepted Masons. He was Past Master of Absarokee Lodge No. 30.

His political career officially started in 2002 with his election to the Wyoming State Senate representive District 19. He served on the Agricultural, Transportation, Public Lands, Highways and Miliary Affairs, and Water Resources Committees.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary Ann Northrup of Powell; three sons and wives, William (Louise) Northrup of Onsted, Mich., David (Astrid) Northrup of Powell and Donald (Cindy) Northrup of Evanston; his stepmother, Jane Northrup of Powell; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his sister, Juletta (Robert) Corbin of Cody; nephew Andy (Amy) Corbin of Casper, niece Kathy Evans (Tim) of Holland, Mich., and cousins.

Visitation at the church Friday will be from noon until the time of service. Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

April 05, 2004 6:21 am

Edward Everheart

(Feb. 19, 1967 - April 3, 2004)

Edward (Eddie) Shawn Everheart, 38, died April 3 at his home in Marana, Ariz.

He was born Feb. 19, 1967, to JoAnn and James Everheart. He loved spending time with family and friends on the road while driving truck.

He is preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.

Survivors include his children, Lacee Maree and Scott Everheart; his former wife, Tina Everheart; other family members, Larry Slater and Tim and Sheril Slater, all of Lovell; and Tammy and Ron Barnhart of Billings; his father; aunts and uncles of Washington and a sister of California.

Cremation has taken place. Services will be held in Newport, Wash., at a later date.

April 03, 2004 6:20 am

Donald Franklin White

(Sept. 19, 1943 - April 3, 2004)

Funeral services are scheduled Friday, April 8 at 11 a.m. at the Powell LDS Church, 525 West 7th St., for Donald Franklin White, 62, who died Sunday, April 3 at Rocky Mountain Manor in Powell.

Greg Spomer will officiate at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 19, 1943, in Fanshawe Leflore, Okla., son of John (Ted) White and Christine Syble (Free) White.
He married Ann Greer Ferguson on Aug. 19, 1976 in Manti, San Pete, Utah. He was an employee of the City of Powell and a member of the Army National Guard.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include his wife of Powell, Ann White; four sons, Eric (Emily) White of Bakersfield, Calif., James (Heather) White of Powell, Clint White of Powell and Troy (Trista) White of Cody; two daughters, Charise (Josh) Hammond of Powell and Cassie (Josh) Wambeke of Powell; a brother, Jim White of Sidney, Mont.; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Connor White; a sister, Syble Swicegood; and his parents.
Pallbearers at the funeral will be Troy White, Eric White, Clint White, james White, Jim White and Josh Hammond. Honorary pallbearers will be Ian White, Patrick Voss, Tallin White and Josh Wambeke.

Visitation will be tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.

April 06, 2005 6:16 pm

Not your ordinary stray kitty

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After receiving a dose of tranquilizer from a dart fired by Luke Ellsberry of the Wyoming Game and Fish, a mountain lion slowly relaxes on his perch at the home of Mike and Pam Masterson on North Bernard Street Sunday morning. A neighbor, Barb Perrine, spotted the cat as she was watering flowers in her yard and raised the alarm. Tribune photo by Don Amend

Mountain lion makes a stop in Powell yard

Cats are a pretty common sight in the backyards of Powell, but the one that showed up on Bernard Street Sunday morning was a bit out of the ordinary.

June 02, 2009 4:04 am

County value tops $1 billion

Call it the boom before the storm.

Preliminary estimates say that Park County's assessed valuation for 2008 is up to more than $1 billion — the highest value ever.

Midway through a jury trial, a Powell man chose to admit guilt in a city shooting last fall.

On Thursday, Frank Miller, 57, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, for threatening to use a drawn deadly weapon on Christopher Downey. The guilty plea was part of a deal offered by the Park County attorney's office and will allow Miller to avoid serving jail or prison time.

June 02, 2009 3:49 am

Pioneers struggle over weekend

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Teammates Auston Carter, Colter Bostick, Dallas Robirds and Matt McArthur mob Scotty Jameson after the Pioneers' slugger crosses home plate following his second home run of the season on Saturday afternoon. Jameson's bomb over the left field fence produced the first run of the game for Post 26. Tribune photo by Randal Horobik

Billings teams take three from Post 26

The Powell American Legion Post 26 Pioneers endured a rough weekend of action on the diamond, dropping three of four contests against the Blue Jays and Halos. Both opponents are based out of Billings.

“We gave up too many walks and we committed way too many errors on both days,” said Pioneer head coach Jeff Young. “When you give the other team free base runners and then don't make routine plays in the field on defense, that generally leads to trouble.”

Bratt runner-up for underclass P.O.Y. award

Powell High School senior midfielder Jordan Brown and junior defender Monte Nickles earned all-state honors in Class 3A soccer this season. For Nickles, it was the second year the Panthers' defender achieved post-season recognition.

“Monte is just a tenacious defender and this year he displayed an increased confidence in his ball skills,” said Panther head coach Pat D'Alessandro. “He displayed an ability to beat people one-on-one this season and that greatly aided our ability to transition from defense to offense this season. He made us a more potent club.”

The Panthers also got a boost this season from the play of Brown at midfield. The senior displayed versatility by also playing a couple games in goal for Powell during the regular season.

“Jordan really elevated his game,” said D'Alessandro. “He sees the field and understands the tactics of the game well, but he added a scoring punch to an already existing all-around game. He was great this year with headers in the air and getting in front of the goal.”

The Panthers narrowly missed a third post-season honor as junior midfielder Drayson Bratt finished as the 3A runner-up in balloting for underclassman player of the year honors. Despite rating high in polling for the award, Bratt's name did not appear on the all-state lists.

“That happens sometimes,” said D'Alessandro. “Nobody was out to get him or anything. Kids sometimes fall through the cracks as coaches vote and try to spread out the distribution of players named all-state. It was nice to see him finish so high in the underclassman player of the year honors and get that acknowledgment for what he did this season.”

Bratt finished his junior season with 18 goals, the second-highest tally at his position in 3A ball this spring.

The Panthers wrapped up the 2009 season with a 9-8-1 overall mark. The team advanced to the 3A consolation game before falling to Jackson.