Thermopolis Independent Record


April 17, 2014

  • Dairyland on Park Street in Thermopolis opens for the 2014 season on Friday, a week earlier than the business’ customary opening. Kevin and Jordan Gerber were first-year managers last year. They have taken it a step farther as they have entered into a lease-to-own agreement with Brad and Shannon Shaffer. This is the 21st year in business for Dairyland. “It’s a very supportive town for this business,” Kevin said. “It’s busy but it’s fun,” said Jordan.

  • Hot Springs County High School senior Donald Perry plans to continue his football career at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, this fall. Perry signed a letter of intent to attend the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) college on a scholarship. In addition to Briar Cliff, Perry was contacted by several other schools, including Dordt College, in Sioux Center, Iowa, Earlham College of Richmond, Ind., and Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. Why did Perry choose Briar Cliff to further his education? Opportunities had a lot to do with it, since Perry will be a pre-med major and aspires to become a doctor in forensic science. Briar Cliff is a private, Franciscan, Roman Catholic, liberal arts university. “They had better academics. I felt more comfortable there,” he said, after a visitation to the college March 22. Also, the mileage from Thermop to Sioux City is just 750 miles – a shorter distance from home than most of the other schools he was considering.



Thermopolis senior Kaden Haun, pictured at an earlier meet, placed third in the 300-meter hurdles and fourth in the 110 hurdles at Powell. — Joe Sova photo


Thermopolis Middle School sixth-graders work on planter beds for the community garden. Chase Taylor is behind the drill while Jeffry Clark provides a steady hand. - Drew Foster photo


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