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February 17, 2009 3:57 am

One for the seniors

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Cody Kalberer (right) is one of eight senior members of the Powell High School wrestling team. Those seniors, six wrestlers and two managers, saw their last dual meet in the PHS gymnasium last Thursday in a varsity matchup against Worland. Tribune photo by David Dickey For more photos click here

No. 1 PHS tops Worland on senior night

The Powell High School wrestling team celebrated senior night last Thursday, and they did so in fine fashion by defeating the fifth-ranked, Class 3A Worland Warriors 49-21.

With the victory, the top-ranked Panthers, who also compete at the 3A level, capped the regular season with an 18-0 record in dual meets.

NWC finishes third in West Central Zone Championship

The Northwest College Trappers notched a third-place finish in the team standings and had six wrestlers qualify for the NJCAA National Championships during last Saturday's West Central Zone Championships in Parsons, Kan.

NWC finished the event with 63.5 points, which put them behind first-place Colby Community College (99.5 points) and Labette Community College (85).
In the individual standings, the Trappers had two wrestlers earn championships — Saul Guerrero and Landon Harris.

Guerrero, a freshman from Ft. Lupton, Colo., claimed his first-place finish in the 133-pound weight class. Guerrero opened the event with a 3-1 decision over Labette's Donnie Curtis. He then defeated Rory Kendall 11-3 in the finals.

Harris' first-place effort came in the heavyweight division, where he recorded a 2-0 mark. In his first bout, Harris recorded a pin at the 1:52 mark against Western Wyoming Community College's Rusty Farnsworth.

Harris, a freshman from Rexburg, Idaho, then followed with a pin at 1:20 during his matchup in the finals against Ben Hohensee. For his efforts, NWC head coach Jim Zeigler said Harris was named the tournament's outstanding wrestler.

“We didn't start out real well in the first round, but when we got to the finals, the guys that were still in the hunt wrestled well,” Zeigler said. “We also had a good showing in the semifinals.”

In addition to a pair of title winners, the Trappers had three wrestlers earn runner-up finishes. Among those was Mak Jones, a freshman from Powell. Against opponents from Neosho Community College and Pratt Community College, Jones posted victories of 13-0 and 3-1, respectively. His only loss, a 3-2 setback, came in the finals against Labette's Derek Thompson.

“Mak was doing really well against him,” Zeigler said. “He missed some scoring opportunities, but he looked to be the better wrestler of the two. One little slip cost him, though, and their guy was able to get the win.”

Other runner-up placers for NWC included freshman McCade Ford at 141 and sophomore Anthony Varnell at 149.

Ford won his first bout against sophomore Derek Ward of Labette by a 7-2 score, and followed with a 7-3 loss to a wrestler from Colby in the finals. Varnell opened with a pair of victories, 4-1 and 3-1 (OT), in bouts with competitors from Pratt and Western Wyoming, but took an injury default in the finals to finish second.

NWC's third-place finisher was Briston Brenton, a freshman from Casper. He suffered a first-round pin, but rebounded to win his final two matches of the event at 157.

Prior to the West Central Zone Championships, Zeigler said his team's goal was to land at least six berths in the NJCAA National Championships, which will be conducted Feb. 27-28 in Rochester, Minn.

“We didn't have any guys finish high enough to get wild-card spots, but we were still pleased to get six guys in,” Zeigler said. “We had some guys finish fifth, but only fourth-place finishers got the wild-card spots.”

Final Team Standings

1. Colby (99.5 points)
2. Labette (85)
3. Northwest (63.5)
4. Neosho (38)
5. Pratt (30.5)
6. Western Wyoming (19)

February 17, 2009 3:39 am

Panthers go 1-1 in weekend action

PHS tops Lyman, falls to Kemmerer

Last weekend saw the Powell High School boys basketball team make the long road trip for matchups with Lyman and Kemmerer, and head coach Troy Hildebrand's squad notched a 1-1 mark.

The weekend started on a strong note for the Panthers as they cruised to a 58-38 victory over the Eagles Friday night. With the win, PHS completed a regular-season sweep of Lyman.

February 17, 2009 3:37 am

Legislators need to hear our voices

As the 2009 Wyoming Legislature nears the home stretch, it is clear that Wyoming citizens have a unique relationship with their legislators and other elected officials.

Wyoming, with its meager population, affords its residents an excellent opportunity to connect with the people making laws in ways others can't. Many of us know our legislators personally: They're old family friends, they worship at the same church, they live in the neighborhood. Even those who don't have personal relationships with a legislator can call or e-mail their senator or representative with the confidence that the message almost certainly will be returned.

And while we may not agree with the outcome of certain decisions in Cheyenne, it's important to know that our lawmakers do listen to and consider the views of their constituents. Legislators know they are likely to hear from both sides on an issue — both before and after the votes are counted — and it makes them all the more accountable for their choices.

More than in most states, Wyoming offers democracy in its purest form — truly “of the people, by the people, for the people.”

It's a privilege and an opportunity more people should take advantage of.

February 17, 2009 3:31 am

Maxine Bjorke

(Feb. 28, 1919 – Feb. 14, 2009)

Maxine Bjorke, 89, died Saturday, Feb. 14 in Thermopolis. She was born Feb. 28, 1919, in Cheyenne to Elsie Miller and Julian Macdonald. She moved with her parents to the oil fields of Midwest in 1923.

Maxine married Robert Burch in 1936 and moved to Culver City, Calif. She finished high school and three years of college. Maxine received a private pilot license in 1940 through a government-sponsored program. She worked at Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank, Calif. from 1941 to 1960.

Bob and Maxine were divorced in 1958. In 1963, she married Martin Bjorke. Martin died in Lovell in 1987.

Maxine is survived by her step-daughter, Winnie Louise (Brent) Zeller of Thermopolis, and her step-son, Edward Aden of Rock Springs, as well as four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. As per her wishes, no services are planned. Haskell Funeral Home of Lovell is in charge of arrangements.

February 17, 2009 3:28 am

Jay Olsen

Powell resident Jay Olsen died Saturday, Feb. 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A viewing will be held on Friday, Feb. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Powell. The funeral will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. at the LDS church on Avenue E in Powell. There will be a visitation at the church for one hour before the funeral.

Burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory. A full obituary will follow at a later date.

February 17, 2009 3:28 am

Ad Rates

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The Powell Tribune is a paid circulation broadsheet newspaper (our rates) published Tuesday and Thursday. Tribune PLUS is broadsheet standard mail publication mailed to all non-subscriber households on Tuesday. (Mail receipts are available on request.) The two bought in combination provide advertisers an economic method of reaching the total market.

The Tribune's circulation is 3,926. The Tribune PLUS circulates among an additional 4,250 readers, providing total non-duplicating coverage of Powell, Ralston, Deaver, Frannie, Byron, Cowley, Burlington, Otto and Emblem.

  General Policy

The Publisher reserves the right to edit, reject or cancel any advertisement at any time. The Publisher will not be responsible for purely typographical errors or misprints beyond cancellation of the charges of the space of the item affected. Errors must be reported within 24 hours of publication. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for errors in any advertisement for more than the cost of the advertisement.

  Commissions and Terms of Payment

All local rates are non-commissionable. Advertising is payable at the time of purchase, unless the advertiser or his agency has credit with the Powell Tribune. Credit is available to qualified customers. All balances not paid by the last day of the month are subject to a delinquency charges of 1 1/2 percent per month. Political advertising is accepted with payment in advance.

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For color, the Tribune charges an additional $100 per color, per page.

The deadline for display advertising is 5 p.m. on Friday for Tuesday editions, and 5 p.m. on Tuesday for Thursday editions.

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  Business Directory

The Powell Tribune's publishes a Business Directory once a week and online. The fee is $64 a month, with a minimum one-month insertion.

  Classified Advertising

Classifieds are paid in advance, with a minumum charge of $2.00, covering up to 10 words. The charge is 25 cents per word for each word over 10 words. Classifed ads that are billed out are doubled.

The display ad rate in the classified section is $12.00 per inch.

All classified ads run in both The Powell Tribune and Tribune PLUS, offering a circulation of 8,000 in the Powell trade area -- covering Powell, Ralston, Deaver, Frannie, Byron, Cowley, Burlington, Otto and Emblem.

The deadline for classified advertising is 10 a.m. on Monday for Tuesday editions and 3 p.m. on Tuesdays for Thursday editions.

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With the Wyoming Classified Ad Network, advertisers can purchase a 25-word classified ad to be published once in 97 percent of Wyoming's newspapers (38 to 42 papers annually). The cost is $135, with additional words costing $5.00 each. Ads must be pre-paid, submitted two weeks prior to publication, and are non-commissionable.

  Legal Advertising

Legal rates are set by Wyoming statute at a local display rate. Legal advertising qualifies for the same earned discounts as display advertising, and is paid with insertion.

The deadline for publication of legal ads is Friday at 5:00 p.m. for Tuesday editions of the Tribune and 5:00 p.m. Tuesday for Thursday editions.

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Tribune PLUS display rates are $3.00 per column inch. Ads placed in Tribune PLUS -- which is mailed on Tuesdays -- must have also been placed in at least one issue of The Powell Tribune that week.

The deadline for Tribune PLUS advertising is at 12 p.m. (noon) on the preceding Thursday.

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An additional 4,250 addresses are available with the Powell Tribune PLUS.

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February 12, 2009 3:59 am

Sugar beets yield a sweet success

Times are sweet for sugar beet farmers.

In fact, some would say sweeter than ever, with a record payment for 2008 and a record yield for the Lovell factory area of the Western Sugar Cooperative.

May 05, 2003 9:29 am

Bob Hill

(June 3, 1947 - May 2, 2003)

Robert (Bob) Ernest Hill, 55, Powell, died Friday, May 2 at St. Vincent's Heathcare Center in Billings, Mont. He was in a coma five days following an accident in which he protected his 4-year-old grandson, Joshua, from getting hurt.

His family is comforted in the knowledge he died quickly and painlessly- the way he always said he wanted to go. The family also finds peace in thinking of the people his life is touching through the donation of his organs.
Mr. Hill was born June 3, 1947, in Great Falls, Mont., to William (Buck) and Phyllis Rutherford Hill. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1970 and married Vicki Lee McGarvin on Sept. 18, 1968. They would have celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary this year. For the last 14 years, he was parts man for Powell Equipment.

He was a loving husband, son, brother, father and grandfather. He was proud to be a simple man and lived a simple life.
He was his wife's best friend and a precious part of all of his family's lives, but disliked when other people died and were suddenly regarded as a saint. He loved the Lord, and the Lord loved him. One of his favorite Bible verses was Ecclesiastes 7:1, "A good name is better than a good ointment, And the day of one's death is better than the day of one's birth."
His hobbies included woodworking, camping, yard work and spending time with his family. His woodworking projects can be found all over the homes of those he loved, and his grandsons are positive he's finding the best camping spot in heaven.
He enjoyed the Denver Broncos, Keystone Light ("just one more"), wrestling with his grandsons and following the war and anything else political on Fox News. He was always ready to help out and forever will be remembered as "John Deere Bob- Good Guy."

Survivors include his parents, William Hill and Phyllis Hill, both of Lovell; his wife, Vicki, of Powell; sons Jeff (Shelley) Hill of Powell and Doug Hill, currently in Air Force boot camp in Texas; daughter Denise (Mark) Schuler of Powell; brothers Bill (Pam) Hill of Rock Springs and Larry (Mila) Hill of Chicago, Ill.; sister Norine (Walter) Joyce of East Helena, Mont.; grandchildren Zachary, Joshua and Brylee Schuler; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
No funeral will take place per Bob's request. Instead, the family will celebrate his life and share their grief together in a private gathering.

As a memorial, the family requests donations for Julie Peterson, who is in need of organ transplants. Donations may be made at any Shoshone First Bank locations. Please note they are for the medical fund that has already been set up for her.

May 02, 2003 9:26 am

Beatrice (Bea) Allen

(Aug. 27, 1909 - May 1, 2003)

Funeral services were held Monday at Union Presbyterian Church for Beatrice (Bea) Joan Allen, 93, who died Thursday, May 1 at Powell Valley Care Center.

The Rev. David Hunter officiated at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 27, 1909, in Granville, Tenn., to Frank and Bettie (Apple) Duke. She married Robert Franklin Allen in Lewistown, Mont., on Oct. 19, 1930.

She was an expert seamstress and enjoyed sewing and caring for her yard, home and family. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Four grandchildren survive her, Allan Brandenburger of St. Joseph, Minn., Terri Brandenburger of Sherman, Ill., JoBeth Effertz of Delaware, Ohio, and Wesley Brandenberger of Rochester, Minn. She is also surived by three great-grandchildren, Marie, Jack and Lila Effertz of Delaware, Ohio; and a nephew, Tom Longshore of Lewistown, Mont.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in October of 1971; her daughter, Betty J. Brandenberger; her brother, Carl Duke; and a sister, Bessie Longshore.