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Tribune Staff

This was not what Northwest College needed.

An academic year that had already featured a faculty-adminstration standoff and controversy over recruitment letters added another chapter to the drama last week when a flare-up at an off-campus party spilled back onto campus. That incident resulted in six student-athletes being placed on disciplinary suspension and three members of the Trapper men's basketball program being dismissed from the team.

Occasionally, a cacophony of disjointed thoughts — “Brain-Droppings” if you will — gather ominously in my troubled mind. I typically file them away and ignore them until my head starts pounding. So today I'll get the relief I need by getting them out onto paper.

Whoever coined the absurd notion, “There's no such thing as a free lunch?” There are plenty of free lunches out there … soup kitchens, homeless shelters, the volunteer-staffed, free Thanksgiving dinners for the poor that most communities offer each November. Even a half-eaten Whopper discarded in a dumpster is technically a free lunch if one is enterprising enough to seek it out.

(Dec. 2, 1922 - May 11, 2010)

Marjorie Tavegia Zupan, 87, died May 11, 2010, in Powell.

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Billie Smith paints Ciara Wheatfall's face during Spring Phling festivities in downtown Powell on Friday evening. Smith, owner of Sweet Tooth Candy, joined other local merchants in the first annual event. Powell business owners also participated in West End Days on Saturday. Both weekend events featured activities for kids, food and opportunities to get acquainted with local businesses. Tribune photo by Carla Wensky

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Weatherford International Ltd. announced Monday that it is closing its manufacturing facility in Powell.

Some employees in the company's manufacturing division were notified Monday morning that they had been laid off. In a press release, Weatherford said it will cease operations at the facility on Alan Road by the end of October.

Sugar beet growers are replanting Powell-area fields nipped by frost last week.

Heart Mountain grower Ric Rodriguez replanted some fields over the weekend after some of his beets froze earlier in the week.

(Feb. 19, 1931 - April 19, 2010)

John Joe Montez, 79, died April 19, 2010, after a short illness.

Ticket prices for flights from Cody to Denver will be more comparable to those in Billings, and United Airlines will depart from Cody to Denver at 8 a.m. for at least the next six months under a new agreement hammered out between the Cody Yellowstone Air Improvement Resources, or CYAIR, and United Airlines.

United will provide a 50-passenger regional jet that can make the flight 30 minutes faster than the old United plane, said James Klessens, board member and CEO/president of Forward Cody.

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Powell goalkeeper Sierra Baker lays out for a ball against Jackson on Friday afternoon. The Panthers punched their own ticket to the state soccer championships on Saturday with a 4-0 win over Pinedale. Tribune photo by Ben Wetzel.

Shutout of Pinedale puts Powell girls in final eight

After a sluggish start, the Powell High School girls' soccer team spent the second half relentlessly peppering Pinedale with shots in a 4-0 shutout that earned the squad a trip to the state tournament in two weeks. The Panthers also lost an 11-1 decision to Jackson on Friday.

“We came out a little slow and weren't moving as well as we needed to,” said Panther head coach Brad Hammond. “At the half, we talked about making runs and attacking better and we were able to go out and get some goals on the board."

Panther track teams close regular season in Cody

The Powell Panthers tuned up for 3A regional competition this weekend by capturing the boys' championship and the girls' runner-up honors at the Cody Trackstavaganza on Friday. For many on the Panthers' roster, it was the first competitive track action in nearly two weeks.

Two new automatic qualifiers emerged from the cold meet. Senior Hannah Pollart earned a spot in the state high jump field. The girls' 4x800 relay team of Alyssa Rodriguez, Skye Albert, Brooke Nisley and Kassey MacDonald also surpassed the state qualifying standard in the event.

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