• Scottsbluff Walleye Tournament

    The Walleye Tournament is a fishing tournament held at Lake Minatare. Scottsbluff Employees, Lyle Belgum and Paul Sierra, organized the tournament again this year. This year there were 34 two-man teams registered for the event.  The teams with the highest weight of their fish (walleye) caught, win a place and a cash prize. Scottsbluff employee JJ West and his … Continued

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  • Lovell Factory awarded Yard of the Week

    The Lovell Factory was awarded Yard of the Week.  The grounds are kept by our watchmen/woman:  Troy Brown, Mike Fink and Syd Snell.  Pictured here with the sign is Syd Snell.  Syd is responsible for planting and taking care of the flowers planted in front of the main office.  Troy Brown and Mike Fink make … Continued

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  • Scottsbluff Hosts Delegation from China

    On June 22, 2018, Brandon Hessler and Jerry Darnell hosted a delegation from China. They shared information about the sugar beet industry and discussed sugar production.   

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  • Rwanda Students Tour Scottsbluff Factory

    On June 7th, students from Rwanda visited the Scottsbluff factory.  The students were visiting Western Nebraska in an effort to develop the next generation of Rwandan agriculture. Sugar beets are grown in small amounts in Rwanda. Tracy Bentley shared information about sugar production and led  them on a tour of the factory.  In this picture, Dave … Continued

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  • Lovell Supports Parents of the Blue Jackets (PBJ)

    The Lovell Factory made several Baking Dishes and donated them to the “Parents of the Blue Jackets”  better know as “PBJ”.  The PBJ is a parents group that supports the Lovell High School Future Farmers of America.  Every year the PBJ sponsors a golf tournament.  The money raised goes towards scholarships for graduating seniors and … Continued

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  • 90th Anniversary of KGHL Radio, Billings, Montana

    The KGHL radio station celebrated their 90th anniversary on June 8th, 2018. There are 4 businesses in Billings, MT that utilized KGHL for advertising the first year they started operating, and Western Sugar was one of them. Randall Jobman, Ag Manager, was invited to say a few words to the business leaders who were in attendance.  

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  • Scottsbluff-Gering Lions Club

    Jeff Kava, Western Sugar Factory Manager, and Michael Ann Relka, Western Sugar Agriculturalist, presented to the Scottsbluff-Gering Lions Club on June 6th to discuss the Scottsbluff factory’s expansion their outlook for the coming year. The Lions Club is an international organization who works to fund eye glasses and hearing aids to those who have impairments. They also provide … Continued

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  • National Poppy Day

    May 25th, 2018 was National Poppy Day which is a visual representation to honor the “sacrifice of service made by our veterans. On Memorial Day and Veterans Day, millions of red crepe paper poppies—all handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation—are distributed across the country in exchange for donations that go directly to … Continued

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  • Lovell 3rd Grade Tour

    March 7, 2018 Parkside Elementary 3rd Grade Tour.  Tour guides included: Mark Bjornestad, Travis Mehling, Jeff Feller, Brandon Harvey, and Jody Lynne Bassett. To add to the fun, one of the 3rd grade teacher was Rita Bjornestad, wife of Western Sugar Agriculturalist, Mark Bjornestad.  The Lovell Factory welcomed the students with lunch, gave a talk on safety.  … Continued

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  • GMO Education in Hardin, MT

    Jesse Nile visited middle schools in Hardin, MT to discuss the public view of GM Technology and the scientific consensus that GMOs are safe. Jesse educated the students on the history of this technology as well as the sustainability benefits associated with GM farming.

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  • Torrington Tour for Lingle/Ft. Laramie School

    The fifth grade students from Lingle/Ft. Laramie School visited the Torrington facility on April 6th.  The students and faculty enjoyed learning about the process of making and packaging sugar at Western Sugar.  They also learned about the importance of safety in the workplace.  The students sent their thank you to Laura Schamel and Amanda Mitchell … Continued

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  • Lovell’s First Aid & CPR Class

    Western Sugar employees in Lovell, WY participated in a First Aid and CPR class on April 19, 2018 at the Fire Hall. The course was taught by Nick Lewis from the North Big Horn Hospital.  The class was organized by Western Sugar’s Brandon Harvey and Jody Lynne Bassett.  There were 23 participants in the class including:  … Continued

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