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Jan 15, 2014 - Staff

Corrections

In the Jan. 5 Ranger, the page four story "Early bird offer for Wyoming State Winter Fair entries" should have said anyone needing an application form may call Marlene Young at 332-4011.

Births

ABEYTA

A son was born to Shawna Thompson, of Shoshoni, at 6:52 a.m. Dec. 9, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces.

ALBRIGHT

A son was born to Mallerie Mevissen and A.J. Albright, of Dubois, at 9:33 a.m. Dec. 6, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

Deaths

ALLEN

Michelle Allen, 13, of Riverton, died Saturday, Dec. 28. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Davis Funeral Home. Pastor Robin Stupka will officiate. Burial will follow at the Collins Cemetery.

DVERGSTAL

Royl Dvergstal, 76, of Dubois, died Monday, Jan. 13, at his home. Services are pending at Davis Funeral Home.

HARTMAN

Judy (Martin) Hartman, 70, died Friday, Jan. 10, at Hope for Health Hospice in Riverton surrounded by family after a brave battle with cancer. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Casper.

LEE

Edith L. Lee, 99, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton. Per her request, cremation has taken place, and inurnment will be at a later date at Westfield Cemetery in Grinnell, Iowa. A gathering for family and friends will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Riverton Senior Citizens and Community Service Center.

PATTERSON

Jennifer Lynn Patterson, 28, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., after a brief battle with cancer. Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of life service will be at a later date.

Community calendar

JAN. 17

Chili Cook-Off is at 5 p.m. on Main Street in Riverton. This is a Wild West Winter Carnival event. A button is required.

Night Parade is at 6 p.m. on Main Street in Riverton. This is a Wild West Winter Carnival event.

Emergency calls

In Riverton Police Department reports Monday to Wednesday morning:

- Eldon Antelope, 48, of Riverton, was arrested for public intoxication at about 3:30 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of East Main Street.

- Lois MedicineCloud, 49, of Riverton, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear at about 4:20 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of East Main Street.

- Jason Moon, 38, of Ethete, was arrested for public intoxication at about 7:50 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of North Federal Boulevard.

- William Topaum, 36, of Ethete, was arrested for public intoxication and interference.

- Virgil SunRhodes, 58, of Ethete, was arrested on a warrant for contempt of court.

- Travis Fried, 37, of Riverton, and Danette Marone, 33, of Riverton, each were arrested for domestic violence battery.

- Michelle Trask, 54, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

In Fremont County Sheriff's Office reports Monday to Wednesday morning:

- Clifford Henry, 63, of Kinnear, was arrested for driving under the influence and no insurance.

- Rodney Littlemouth, 37, of Fort Washakie, was arrested for simple assault and interference with police.

- Charles Anderson, 42, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence at about 4 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Washington and Adams avenues in Riverton.

- Delvin Barnes, 57, of Lander, was arrested for bond revocation.

- Rhonda Monroe, 36, of Riverton, was arrested on a Fremont County warrant for probation revocation at about 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Fremont County Sheriff's Office in Riverton.

- Myron Nipwater, 35, of Fort Washakie, was arrested on a Fremont County warrant for failure to appear.

- Search and rescue was requested at about 1 a.m. Monday on Castle Gardens Road east of Riverton. A woman said her dad and his co-worker took a side road on their way home from Casper and got stuck in their black diesel truck by the Gas Hills. A Natrona County deputy reportedly found the vehicle and driver at about 3:40 a.m. Monday at the end of Gas Hills Road on Dry Creek Road, but the passenger had apparently walked away about three hours previously and had not returned. Officials said everyone was OK, but the incident is under investigation.

- A horse reportedly was on Mortimore Lane in Lander at about 8 a.m. Monday. The reporting party said the animal was brown and white and was favoring one leg.

- A gray mare reportedly showed up at about 9:10 a.m. Monday at a home in the 300 block of Peterson Road north of Riverton. The reporting party thought the animal had appeared overnight; officials said it was returned to its owner.

- A woman on U.S. Highway 26 west of Riverton called law enforcement at about noon Monday to report a dog tied up without any protection from the wind. Officials said the dog was OK; no action was taken.

- A coyote carcass reportedly was found skinned at about 12:30 p.m. Monday on Squaw Creek Road in Lander.

- Officials were unable to locate two dogs that were reportedly being "very threatening" at about 12:30 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of Barber Street in Dubois. One of the dogs was a black lab and the other was a short, tan pit bull, according to reports.

- A man called dispatchers at about 4:30 p.m. Monday to report that his son had struck the father's work truck in the 1600 block of Sinks Canyon Road. No one was injured in the incident, which is under investigation. The work truck is a silver 2013 Chevy pickup truck out of Montana.

- Wind was the cause of a suspicious circumstance reported at about 4:20 p.m. Monday in the 6000 block of U.S. Highway 26 south of Dubois. The reporting party said a large log that was serving as a center beam at his property had been moved. Officials said wind had damaged the structure.

- Strong winds reportedly blew several pieces of gated pipe over a fence and nearly into the street at about 5 p.m. Monday on Eight Mile Road south of Blue Shale Road.

- A woman asked a deputy to come speak to a juvenile subject who reportedly stole her daughter's iPod. She made the request at about 7 p.m. Monday from Vessel Road in Lander.

- A gray or blue 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck reportedly struck a deer at about 6:40 a.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Hill Street in Riverton. No one was injured in the incident, which is under investigation.

- A man in the 200 block of Burma Road north of Riverton called law enforcement at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday to say his neighbor's dog, a Great Dane, was chasing his horses. The case is under investigation.

- Several horses showed up at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on a man's property in the 200 block of North Second Street in Lander. The animals' owner retrieved them.

- A woman in the 200 block of Peterson Road called police at about 1:50 p.m. Tuesday to talk about dogs getting into her horses.

- A woman in the 600 block of Paradise Valley Road west of Riverton reported a fraudulent call at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. She said a man called her earlier Tuesday morning offering to fix her computer and saying she had already paid for the service.

- A suspicious, empty vehicle was reportedly parked in a driveway at about 9:10 p.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of Mortimore Lane in Lander.

- During this timeframe, the Fremont County Emergency Dispatch Center took 84 calls for service, including two involving motor vehicle accidents. County ambulances were dispatched 38 times, and area fire departments responded to four calls for help. Sixteen people were booked into the Fremont County Detention Center for charges, including 10 for driving under the influence, three other alcohol-related charges, one felony charge and 23 misdemeanor charges. The center currently is responsible for 134 inmates, including 124 at the facility, four in substance abuse treatment programs, one on home detention and five elsewhere.

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