Past Winners

2017 – Jim Hearne

Jim Hearne, a retired certified public accountant, has spent many years and hundreds of hours on a variety of causes ...
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2016 – Maurice “Maury” Brown

Maurice 'Maury' Brown, a lifelong philanthropist and business owner in Cheyenne, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the ...
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2015 – Mona Pearl

Mona Pearl is a Cheyenne businesses woman who has dedicated herself to public service since arriving here. It’s hard to ...
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2014 – Greg Dyekman

A Cheyenne attorney whose life-long passion for civic service was kindled by his early participation in the Boy Scouts has ...
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2013 – Marietta Dinneen

Marientta Trowbridge Dinneen whose love of history helped create one of the country's largest and best-preserved collections of horse-drawn carriages ...
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2012 – Gus Fleischli

Longtime local businessman who spearheaded an effort to fly veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II memorial ...
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2011 – James L. Applegate

Cheyenne Attorney James L. Applegate has devoted more than 50 years of his life volunteering in many areas of the ...
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2010 – Francis M. Smyth

Frances M. Smyth's work with the local Habitat for Humanity, now completing its 29th and 30th houses this summer, is ...
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2009 – Michel T. McGee

Michel T. McGee, who played a key role in laying the foundation for Laramie County’s highly-successful economic development program, is ...
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2008 – Shirley Flynn

Shirley Flynn’s involvement in the Old West museum and Cheyenne is legendary. Shirley was a member and secretary of the ...
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2007 – Greta Morrow

Positive and courageous are just two words used to describe the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle’s 2007 Community Spirit Award recipient, Greta Morrow ...
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2006 – Dana Bates Mezke

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle’s 2006 Community Spirit Award recipient Dana Bates Metzke is known for getting things done. Active in the ...
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2005 – Jerry Jessen

Vowing to “volunteer until I drop,” Jerry Jessen accepted the 2005 Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Community Spirit Award in a ceremony Thursday, ...
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2004 – Carol Farthing

Mrs. Farthing is described as an inspirational leader by those she has worked with on a wide variety of civic ...
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2003 – Roslyne W. Kaufman

Mrs. Kaufman is known as a strong-willed woman who gets things done. She has frequently been called on to work ...
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2002 – John C. Cole

Mr. Cole is well known for almost 50 years of service to Cheyenne Frontier Days, but his dedication to community ...
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2001 – Fred T. Baggs

Mr. Baggs was honored for his many accomplishments, not the least of which was making sure Cheyenne had enough water ...
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2000 – Paul Smith

Well known as the owner of the Hitching Post Inn, Mr. Smith was honored for his dedication to organizations such ...
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1999 – William “Bill” Dubois

Mr. Dubois, the great-grandson of Col. E.A. Slack, was fittingly honored for his more than 30 years of volunteer efforts ...
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1998 – Nick Nickel

The inaugural winner of the Community Spirit Award, Nick Nickel, was honored for his participation in a wide variety of ...
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