I-90 travelers are in for an unusual sight this week as a Beachcraft Twin Bonanza airplane appears to fly straight towards them, suspended on a pole 70 feet above the ground. Erected by Mick and Jean Quaal, the antique would have cost upwards of $200,000 to restore, so returning it to a working state was not a feasible option, says Mick. Instead, he found a new way to return this antique to the skies and share it with every passerby. Raising it in place took the assistance of a flatbed truck, a crane, a manlift and several people guiding the aircraft with ropes, says Jean. “I call it a monument to aviation – and the area’s largest windsock,” she laughs. The plane turns in the direction of the wind, adds Mick, and those who look closely might even see its propellers spinning.
After hearing from all three communities, Sundance proposal accepted
By Sarah Pridgeon
Sheryl Lain has announced that she will run for Superintendent of Public Instruction at the upcoming elections. She currently serves as Instructional Leader in the Office of the State Superintendent. If elected, she pledges to put students over systems and work for a focus on instructional leadership, as well as resist efforts to federalize Wyoming’s education system. “Running for State Superintendent is the next natural step in the progression of my more than 40-year career serving in Wyoming’s education system,” Lain says. “As a teacher, administrator and instructional leader, I will lead the Department of Education to serve students, empower parents and trust teachers by focusing on instructional excellence.”