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Local Cadets participate in CyberPatriot competition

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
WHEATLAND, Cadets in the Civil Air Patrol Capt. Michael S Walker Memorial Composite Squadron in Wheatland are getting a hands-on opportunity to learn about national cyber security methods used by the military. The four-man group is currently participating in the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.
Col. Susan McDonald, Wyoming Wing Chief of Staff for CAP, said that this

Meet Henry: The newest staff member at the PC Nursing Home

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
WHEATLAND - Platte County Memorial Nursing Home has a resident that keeps chasing squirrels and stealing slippers, but everyone loves him.
Henry is a Corgi/Beagle mixed dog that moved into the nursing home last May. Director of Nursing Chris Kennedy brought up the idea of getting a therapy dog to help cheer and calm the residents.
Rick Bowen is

Closed campus, better menu options part of 2015 WHS Lunch plan

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
WHEATLAND, Wheatland High School is putting new lunch menus and policies into effect this coming school year.
Platte County School District #1 Business Administrator Joel McDaniel said that it is hoped the changes "are going to be more appealing to our kids and staff."
This year, students can purchase a second entrée. McDaniel said it was important to note,

16th Street Corridor Project seeking public feedback

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015
WHEATLAND, The Town of Wheatland is working with Platte County Economic Development to give a facelift to 16th Street. The 16th Street Corridor Planning Project is currently in the planning phase, and on Thursday, members of the community attended a public meeting to discuss the strategy for developing a plan and budget for the project.
Project manager Tom Cobb

Mantle Ranch working to raise awareness for wild horses

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015
WHEATLAND, For over 15 years, Mantle Ranch in Wheatland has served as a training and holding center for wild horses in the Bureau of Land Management wild horse program. This year marked the 6th year that the facility has taken wild horses up to the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas, as part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness

Platte County Farmers Market: a fresh option for Saturday shoppers

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015
WHEATLAND, During the summer and fall months, Wheatland's downtown is up bright and early for the weekly Farmer's Market. Each Saturday, the Pocket Park in downtown Wheatland becomes a gathering place for vendors and craftsman from the area selling their produce and handmade goods.
"We like to promote people eating fresh," Platte County Farmers Market Vice President Roy Birt

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