Town of LaGrange
February 2013 Newsletter
Minutes of the regular meeting of the Town of LaGrange, Wyoming, meeting at the Town Hall on January 10, 2013 at 7:00pm.
Present were Mayor Mark Marshall, Councilman Mike Huseby, John Beightol, Cameron McCoy and Joel Tremain. Town
Clerk Cathy Stoddard and Public Works Director Tracy Pragnell were also present. Attorney Ed Buchannan was absent. Vis-
itors attending were: Lisa Johnson, Peggy Scheer and Richard Lundstrom.
Mayor Marshall called the meeting to order at 7:18 pm. Cameron moved to approve the minutes as read. John seconded,
Mayor Marshall asked for old business. Joel moved to approve resolution #1-13- A resolution authorizing the submittal of a
Community Development Grant (CDBG) application to the Wyoming Business Council. Cameron seconded, motion carried.
Mike Huseby stated there were no updates to the LHS. Tracy stated there are two machines that need to be repaired or removed
in the fitness center. Mike moved to try to have the equipment repaired and if it can not be repaired the equipment needs to be
removed. Cameron seconded, motion carried. The landfill closure was discussed. We have currently met all the requirements
per DEQ. The next step per DEQ is to begin construction by 2014.
Mayor Marshall asked for new business. Joel moved to approve 3rd and final reading of Ordinance #53. John seconded,
motion carried. Mike moved to approve the 3rd and final reading of Ordinance #52. John seconded, motion carried. Mike
moved to approve the 2nd reading of Ordinance #44A-3. Cameron seconded, motion carried. Cameron moved to approve the
2nd reading of Ordinance #39S A-3. Joel seconded, motion carried. Mike moved to approve the water and sewer tap permits to
properties located at 224 3rd Ave and Lot 1 Block 27 of the original town. Cameron seconded, motion carried. Cameron
moved to approve Resolution #2-13 Investment Policy. Mike seconded, Joel abstained, motion carried. Mike moved to
approve Beightol Plumbing & Electric as the town approved contractor for water and sewer hook-ups. Cameron seconded,
motion carried. Joel moved to have Cameron McCoy be the town approved IT contractor. John seconded, motion carried.
Cathy stated that Curt Grandstaff asked if the conservation district can put a rod iron tree protector with a plaque that will have
the name designated to and the name of the tree engraved on it. Mike moved to approve the tree protector. John seconded,
motion carried. Tracy discussed an issue with some of the sewer lines having tree roots, possible cracks and grease inside. He
is getting assistance from the City of Torrington and Wyoming Rural Water to scope and clean the lines. He will give an update
after that has been completed. He warned that there will be a large expense involved if they need to be lined or replaced. The
council agreed that they will need to address this in the new budget also. Cameron moved to pay the bills. Joel seconded,
motion carried. John moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:56pm.
Minutes of the Public Hearing for the purpose of the CDBG grant application submission of the Town of LaGrange, Wy-
oming, meeting at the Town Hall on January 10, 2013 at 6:30pm.
Present were Mayor Mark Marshall, Councilman Mike Huseby, John Beightol, Cameron McCoy and Joel Tremain. Town
Clerk Cathy Stoddard and Public Works Director Tracy Pragnell were also present. Visitors attending were: Richard
Lundstrom, Peggy Scheer and Lisa Johnson.
Mayor Marshall opened the meeting at 6:33pm. Cathy Stoddard gave a brief description of the project and asked for questions.
The questions were answered and being no further questions Mayor Marshall closed the public hearing at 6:47pm.
LaGrange Winter Community Ed Classes
You can register and pay for any of the classes by calling Karissa Kelly at 307-286-8807 or Susie in Torrington at 307-532-8213.
Please register at least one week in advance. This really helps in the organizing of the class.
Events and Trips Sponsored by Eastern Wyoming College Open Computer Lab
Colorado Garden and Home Show The cost is $30.00 for 30 visits. (Jan.-April 2013)
Location - Colorado Convention Center, Denver for the use of the EWC Computer Center at the
Date & Time - Saturday, Feb 9, 7:30am to 6:30pm LaGrange Heritage Square. The computer Center is currently open
Cost - $35, includes price of admission Lunch on your own. when the Library is open Mon-Fri 7am-3pm or by appointment.
Registration Deadline - February 1 Use up-to-date technology & software as well as internet access in
Molly Brown Experience the EWC Community Education Computer Center. The center is
Location - EWC Parking Lot available for use by any community member. You do not need to
Date & Time - Saturday, March 9, 10:00am-10:00pm be enrolled in a college class. Anyone under the age of 10 must be
Cost - $69, includes museum fee, ticket, meal, beverage & tip accompanied by an adult.
Registration Deadline-February 22
LaGrange Digital Photo Series, Final Class Location - LaGrange Elementary School Gym
More Photoshop Instructor- Laurie Kelley
Location-LaGrange Heritage Square Computer Lab Time - 7:00-8:30pm
Instructor-Andy Espinoza Date - January-April, Tuesdays
Time-6:30-8:00pm Age - 15 to Adult
Date-February 6, Wednesday Cost - FREE
Cost-$25 Come and enjoy playing the game of volleyball. All skill levels
In this final session, students will continue working with Photoshop, welcome. Basic competitive volleyball rules apply.
becoming more skilled and creative. Bring your camera or a flash
drive with your downloaded photos.
Location- LaGrange Elementary School Gym
Instructor- Jaimeson Reichert
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Kristyna Kelley for Dates- Monday & Wednesday, Feb-April
all her hard work on the Community Ed classes over the past year or Price- $50 per month
so. She is moving on with her life, leaving LaGrange, and she will Ages- 5 to 18 years
be missed. However, we want to welcome her sister, Karissa Kelley, Kids will learn how to do basic through advance tumbling skills
as our new Community Ed class organizer. If you have any and also learn safety skills. Based on skill level, the times may
questions or suggestions, please contact Karissa at the number above. change. Beginners will only practice for an hour and more ad-
Welcome, Karissa! vanced will practice for the full time.
Reminder THE FEBRUARY 14 REGULAR
Dog Tags Were Due January 1, 2013 TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HAS
$15.00 for any dog within the town limits. Proof of rabies BEEN RESCHEDULED-the new
shots is required. If you own a dog in the town limits, be
sure to stop by the Town Hall and purchase your dog tags meeting date will be Thursday, Feb 7th
before January 31st. A $25 fine will be charged to those at 7:00pm at Town Hall.
who don’t purchase dog tags by January 31, 2013.
Town Ordinance #31 requires anyone having a dog in town limits to
purchase a dog license.
A copy of the ordinance is available at the Town Hall.
Remember to check out the Town of LaGrange website for current and upcoming events!!
Please contact Cathy or Tracy Wilson at 834-2466 by February 20th if you have any information you would like to have
included in the March newsletter.
LaGrange Bear Creek Library News
New Library Hours (updated 2/1/13
Thursday 3:00-5:00pm Friday 10:00am-12 noon & 1:00-2:00pm
We no longer have a host for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Other days and times, please call ahead (307-834-9309) or watch for the OPEN sign. Volunteers may sign
up to be on-call substitutes or to serve as random-time hosts. All times are thanks to the selfless dedication of
our volunteer staff.
Please leave your contact information at the Library, or call Cheryl at 834-2459.
Financial support for the Library and History Center is always appreciated. At this time we cannot accept
donations of most used adult books unless they are current or nearly new “best sellers”, and we always
welcome children’s books.
Next Meeting Date
February 18th at 6:00pm ANNUAL SOUP AND THANKS NIGHT and Annual Meeting at the LaGrange
Heritage Square. Serving starts at 6:15pm with the meeting at 7:00pm. Families are welcome. Come visit,
browse, and take part.
Unity meetings will be held the 3rd Monday of each month. Please save that date and come to the monthly
News from the LaGrange-Bear Creek Unity Association
Library and History Center
Soup and Thanks Night - February 18, 2013, 6 p.m. in the LaGrange Heritage Square building.
All community individuals, families, and supporters are invited to attend our FREE Soup & Dessert supper at
6p.m. provided by the Unity Board of Directors. This is NOT a fund-raiser, it is our way of saying thanks to
all of our supporters and patrons. Come see the displays-of special interest is the LaGrange Homemakers’ Her-
itage Quilt. Our Annual Corporation Meeting will begin at 7 p.m., including reports, election, planning, fol-
lowed by time for socializing and browsing. Bring your families and neighbors for a relaxing evening. Please
RSVP by Feb.16 to Cheryl at 834-2459 or by signing the guest list at Longhorn Grocery. PLEASE COME!
THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!
LGBC Unity Association sends a Huge, Heartfelt THANK YOU to all our supporters for your kind and
generous financial donations. Unity deeply values your confidence in carrying on this important work in our
community. Come see the progress and improvements that are currently underway. You can witness the
excitement of “Library Time!” at other ongoing opportunities such as visits by the Bird Nest Preschool and the
quickly approaching Easter Egg Hunt/Story time, and Summer Reading. Your generosity and the efforts of
many volunteers make these services available to our community. We appreciate YOU!
The Book Sale will continue through Easter, March 31st. New books are just $3.00 each. Do your gift
shopping while you enjoy the Library.
LaGrange Town Council elections are coming soon!
The caucus for the upcoming elections will be called at the February Town Council meeting. Nominees for
Mayor and Town Council positions are required to be a resident of the Town and be a registered voter before
the Caucus. If you want to run for an office, please check your voter and resident status with Town Hall or
the County Clerk. Caucus date will be published in the March newsletter.
A big THANK YOU goes to Susan Hunter for her successful completion of the LaGrange Community Calendar on behalf of
the American Legion Auxiliary. This calendar of birthdays, anniversaries, and events continues to be a source of pride for
the entire community. It provides a ready reference to local advertisers and pays tribute to America, our Veterans, and our
military history. Calendars are available for $4.00 each at the Town Hall and at Longhorn Grocery. Be sure to purchase
several to share with your family. Proceeds from calendar sales aid the Auxiliary's many worthwhile projects in support of
our youth, democracy, Veterans, and their families.
American Legion Auxiliary John A. McGill Unit # 70 of LaGrange will award a college scholarship of $175 from the Carolyn
Laycock Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Graduating 2013 seniors from Southeast High School or from the LaGrange Community are eligible to submit an essay of
300-500 words entitled: "My Vision and Duties as a Responsible Citizen of the USA."
Submit an application and qualifying original essay postmarked by February 15, 2013, to Scholarship Chairman Cheryl
Grandstaff, P.O. Box 155, LaGrange, WY 82221 or delivered c/o Cheryl at LaGrange Grain Company no later than
February 15, 2013. One winning entry will be awarded a scholarship of $175 upon proof of active college enrollment.
Important rules and application forms must accompany the essays and may be obtained from the Town Hall or by calling
Cheryl at 834-2459.
Mary Kay Shopping Day FREE TO GOOD HOME
Saturday, February 9th We have a 52” rear screen projection TV free to anyone
8:00am-2:00pm who can come pick it up. It measures 52” high, 48” wide,
At the Longhorn Grocery and 26” deep.
Cheryl Grandstaff, 834-2459 Contact Ray Wilson at 307-630-1019
FIREWOOD FOR SALE
& 24/7 SNOW REMOVAL Longhorn Café
We are equipped to do driveways, parking Valentine’s Day Special
lots, sidewalks, and spread ice melt.
“No job to big or to small, Thursday, February 14th,
we can handle it all.”
Contact Dave/Alex Schanaman 2013
4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
This year’s Mini Fair will be held on
June 22, 2013. The committee leaders are Choice of:
Scott Yetter, President, Tonja Tosh, Rib Eye Steak or Shrimp
Secretary, and Carolyn Ward, Treasurer.
Watch for meeting dates in coming months.
All community members are welcome to All you can eat:
attend. Salad Bar, Potato Bar,
Homemade Rolls and Dessert.
If you are interested in making an All you can drink.
annual payment for your utilities,
please check your invoice for Price:
information and prices. If paying $15 per person
annually, you receive a 2% discount
for the January to December period.
Please contact Town Hall for more
Children’s menu will be
information. available at regular prices
Located in the LHS Building
Senior Friendship Center Lunch Menu
FEBRUARY 2013 MEALS
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PLEASE CALL US BY 1
9:30 AM IF YOU WOULD CHILI, CHEESE STICK,
LIKE A HOME DELIV- GARDEN BOUNTY SAL-
ERED MEAL AD, CINNAMON ROLL,
575-6637 TROPICAL FRUIT MIX.
4 LASAGNA, CALIFLOW- CHICKEN, MASHED PO-
TURKEY, MASHED POTA- BEEF FRENCH DIP, AU
MEATLOAF, BABY BAK- ER & PEAS, FRENCH TATOES & GRAVY, CALI-
TOES & GRAVY, GREEN JUS, OVEN BROWNED
ERS, CARROTS, BREAD, BREAD, CARROT- FORNIA VEGGIES,
BEANS, CRANBERRIES, POTATOES, BROCCOLI-
TOSSED SALAD, PEACH- RAISIN SALAD, PEARS, CHOCOLATE CAKE W/
JELLO W/ PINEAPPLE, CRAISIN SALAD, PEACH-
ES. SNICKER DOODLE STRAWBERRIES & TOP-
BREAD, CHERRY PIE ES.
13 TACO SALAD W/ MEAT,
11 CHICKEN FRIED STEAK,
LEMON PEPPERED BEANS, CHEESE, SALAS, 15
TURKEY TETTRAZINI, MASHED POTATES &
COD, WILD RICE, SOUR CREAM, LETTUCE, PORK CHOP, WILD RICE, CAR-
GREEN BEANS, BREAD, GRAVY, ITALIAN VEG-
GLAZED CARROTS, TOMATO, CALIFLOWER ROTS W/ LEMON BUTTER,
TOSSED SALAD, MADA- GIES, MUFFIN BANANA,
BREAD, PINEAPPLE & & BROCCOLI SALAD, BREAD, APPLESAUCE
RIN ORANGES. PEANUT BUTTER COOK-
MADARIN ORANGES. CARROT CAKE, FRUIT
BRAISED BEEF W/ 22
18 CHICKEN STRIPS,
MUSHROOM GRAVY, 21
POLISH SAUSAGE ON A SWEET POTATOS,
NOODLES, BROCCOLI, MEAT LOAF, BABY BAK-
BUN, COMPANY POTA- TOSSED SALAD, CLOSED
CINNAMON-RAISIN ERS, TOSSED SALAD,
TOES, GREEN BEANS, BREAD, MIXED VEG-
ROLL, COLESLAW, FRUIT CUP.
APPLE CRISP. GIES W/ LEMON PEP- Sorry for the inconvenience
FRUITY CHERRY GELA-
25 27 28
LEMON PEPPERED COD,
SWISS STEAK, WILD HAM, BRUSSELL CHICKEN FRIED STEAK.
CHEDDAR MASHED PO-
RICE, BROCCOLI, SPROUTS, CAULIFLOW- MASHED POTATOES & Menu subject to change
BREAD, TOSSED SALAD, ER MAC & CHEESE, GRAVY, GARDEN BLEND without notice
FRESH APPLES, CHOCO- TOSSED SALAD, VEGGIES, CHOCOLATE
BREAD, JELLIED AP-
LATE PUDDING BREAD, PEACH CRISP. CHERRY MOUSSE
Attention local businesses
For $10.00 a year, your business advertisement can be added to the Town of LaGrange website.
Call the Town Hall for more information at 834-2466.
Wyoming Health Fair’s Annual Blood Screening
Clinic will be held in La Grange on
Raw Honey for Sale
February 19 from 6-8am at the From Goshen County
Community Building. If you miss this Frankie’s honey is now
one, there will be a clinic in Torrington available in LaGrange anytime, from
at 1618 e M St on March 8, from 8-10 am. Clif Humes. Contact Clif at 575-0142.
Thursday, March 7th
War Memorial Community Building
Evening events will include:
Pie Auction Pizza-several
Cake Auction Flavors
FREE WILL DONATIONS WILL BE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED
If you want to donate a pie or cake, the sign-up sheets will be at the Longhorn Grocery Store by February
18th. Please bring your pies or cakes for the auction to the Community Building the evening of March 7th.
Proceeds from the Pie and Cake Auctions will go toward the Community Building Fund.
Dear LaGrange Community,
Please join us for the Annual Super on March 7th, 2013 from 5:00-7:00pm at the War Memorial Community
Building. We will be serving homemade pizza again this year!
As you all know, the Community Building continues to be a valuable asset to the LaGrange community. It serves
as the site for many activities and special occasions throughout the year. The building is the gathering spot for
the annual fireworks, mini-fair celebration, the Legion’s Veteran’s Day dinner, and AWANA activities. It is always
available for local funeral receptions and wedding/anniversary parties, too. Because of your generosity, last
year’s fundraiser was a HUGE success and we are sure the tradition of community support will continue this
We hope this evening will be an opportunity for all of you to visit with old and new friends, and have a good time.
Your generosity makes the use of the Community Building possible and the Community Building Board
appreciates the support from everyone.
The Community Building Board
Vice President-Scott Yetter
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Library Hours 2/1/13 Black History Month Canned Food Month Groundhog Day
Friday 10am-Noon & 1-2pm
Other Days Vary, we need morning hosts.
Library phone Number 307-834-9309
3 4 5 6 AWANA/Cubbies 7 8 9
Frontier Tumbling Boy Scouts Day
LaGrange Elem Gym
4:00-6:30pm Digital Photo Series RESCHEDULED
More Photo Shop
Regular Town Council
Youth Group 7-8:30pm LaGrange Heritage Square Meeting 7:00pm
6-8pm LaGrange Elem Computer Lab Town Hall
10 11 No School-LaGrange 12 Abraham 13 14 Happy Valentine’s 15 16
& Southeast Students Lincoln’s Day!
Co-Ed Volleyball Longhorn Café’s
Youth Group LaGrange Elem Gym 7-8:30pm
6-8pm 4:00-6:30pm AWANA/Cubbies Valentine’s Day Dinner
LaGrange Elem Gym
Frontier Tumbling No School-LaGrange 23
17 18 19 Wyoming Health Fair’s Annual 20 21 22
LaGrange Elem Gym
Blood Screening & Southeast Students
Community Bldg, 6-8am
LaGrange/Bear Creek Unity George
Homemakers Club Mtg
Bonnie Patterson’s Home, 1:00pm
And Soup and Thanks Night Birthday
Youth Group Dinner at 600pm, Mtg at 7:00pm Co-Ed Volleyball AWANA/Cubbies
6-8pm EMT Meeting 7:00pm, Fire Hall LaGrange Elem Gym 7-8:30pm 6-7:30pm
24 25 Frontier Tumbling 26 27 AWANA/Cubbies 28
LaGrange Elem Gym 6-7:30pm
4:00-6:30pm Great American Pie Month
Youth Group Co-Ed Volleyball
4H/Cloverbuds Meeting 7-8:30pm Fire Dept Meeting
6-8pm 7:00pm, Comm Bldg 8:00pm Fire Hall
LaGrange Elem Gym
Nat’l Children’s Dental
Beightol’s Gift Shop
241 2nd Ave
Will be open every
LaGrange, WY 82221
PO Box 185
Town of LaGrange
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Choice of: All You Can Eat:
Rib Eye Steak or Shrimp Salad Bar, Potato Bar,
Homemade Rolls and Dessert
All You Can Drink
Price: $15.00 per person
Children’s menu will be available at regular prices.