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 By Penny Merryfield    News    April 18, 2019 

Honor Guard and Military Honors

Honoring Those Who Served A military funeral is a burial rite given to all members who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.  Upon the family's request, all eligible Veterans ca...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    April 4, 2019

Burns Junior selected as a Laramie County Fair Ambassador

Gracie Keiter knows competition! The Burns Jr./Sr. High School junior, who has participated in 4-H for eight years was recently selected as one of the Laramie County Fair Ambassadors. Keiter has also...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    April 4, 2019

Victoria B. Smithey A Veteran Story

Born in Riverton, Wyoming, Victoria Belle Smithey nee Osborne made her debut into this world on May 2, 1970. She is the oldest of three girls born to Fred and Vickie Osborne. Smithey graduated from...

 

From Army to Bagpiper to American Legion

Marti L. Mace self taught herself to play the bagpipes as a means of relaxation, and while there is family history for bagpipes she is the first in five generations to play. Mace was selected to play...

 

Pine Bluffs Girl Scouts participate in National "Cookie Sales"

Growing strong entering their second year, the Pine Bluffs Girl Scouts Troop 1431 recently exhibited their skills in promoting their Girl Scout Cookies! Troop Leader Kyla Gortney helped the Girl...

 

Pinewood Derby

The race is on! Members of the Scouting BSA Pack 109 of Pine Bluffs hosted a Pinewood Derby at the Pine Bluffs Community Center on Sunday, March 24. Approximately thirty-five views watched as the cub...

 

March 29th National Vietnam Veteran Day

National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29 honors the men and women who served and sacrificed during the longest conflict in United States history. It was on March 29, 1973, when combat and combat support units withdrew from South Vietnam....

 

100 Years Happy Birthday American Legion

Hearing the history, knowing the origin of the American Legion is sweetened by it's 100th Birthday. It is within this group of Veterans, a family of Veterans that the passion of serving, the willing...

 

100 Years Happy Birthday American Legion

Dear American Legion Post: A century ago, The American Legion was founded by veterans who had a post-war mission. Their mission, one that continues today, was to care for veterans, provide patriotic p...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    March 7, 2019

Ervin H. Klundt U.S. Army WWII Bronze Star

From out of the dusty boxes and stored memories, Ervin H. Klundt lives again to tell his story. Klundt was born August 7, 1913 to Jacob K Klundt and Carolina Ackerman in Grafton, Nebraska. He is the...

 

Celebrating our Coast Guard Reserves

The United States Coast Guard Reserve was originally established on 23 June 1939 as a civilian reserve.1 This civilian reserve was renamed the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary on the passage of the Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary Act of 19...

 

Donn C. Randall A Veteran's Story

Wyoming native, Donn Randall was born January 15, 1954 in Sheridan, Wyoming. At the young age of five, he moved north to Hardin, Montana. Randall would stay in Montana, graduating from Broadus High...

 

Valentine Veterans

Valentine's Day and veterans have long been a "hand in hand" type of holiday. For many veterans and their loved ones this special day dedicated to celebrating love for those they hold dear to their he...

 

Prisoner of War/ Missing in Action

A celebration of honor was bestowed 70 years later by the French to six American Veterans. The chapel at Good Samaritan Water Valley Senior Living Resort was standing room only for the presentation...

 

Prisoner of War/ Missing in Action

The black and white POW/MIA Flag, with its silhouette of a bowed head, set against a guard tower and a single strand of barbed wire serves a national symbol and a challenge to a country not to...

 

After Military.... A Veteran Story Part 2

Now you meet your Veteran Service Officer. This is handled through the Wyoming Veterans Commission. Wyoming Veterans Commission The Wyoming Veterans Commission's mission is to develop, enhance and...

 

After Military.... A Veteran Story

Whether you are a G.I. Joe or a G.I. Jane, finishing your military time isn't always a 20 year career, or even a 12 year tour. Sometimes, Jane or Joe serves 2-4 years in the military. This depends...

 

Toni Elliott A Veteran Story

Toni Elliott was born in Laramie in 1970 to James and Nancy Elliott. Elliott has a strong family military history. Her father was a marine in the Korean war. Her great-uncles, with whom she was very c...

 

A Partial Year of Veteran's Stories

Melvin E. Waterman was born December 24, 1945 in Stronghurst, Illinois. He is one of ten children. Of the six boys, he is the only one to have served in the U. S. Navy. Two brothers, however, have...

 

A Partial Year of Veteran's Stories part 2

Veterans Day, formerly Armistice Day, is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as...

 

A Partial Year of Veteran's Stories

In February of his senior year, John Wise would receive his "D" letter. This was not a bad grade, but a letter notifying him that upon graduation from high school he would be drafted. The native of Pi...

 

Seth E. Wilson A Veteran's Story

Born in Missouri in 1977, Seth E. Wilson became a Wyomingite at the age of five, when his family moved to Torrington, Wyoming. He has stayed since. Wilson, graduated from Torrington High School in...

 

USO and Christmas away from home A Veteran's Story

Veterans have served many months and years away from home. Leaving their families is hard, but being in a foreign country during the Christmas season is sometimes more than unbearable. It is times...

 

Remembering Dec. 7, 1941

It was December 7, 1941, and many members of the military were still sleeping in their bunks this Sunday morning, along with residents of the Pearl Harbor, Oahu area. At 07:55 the first attack hit....

 

Beware of Cougars

Cougar tracks have been appearing closer to town in the recent weeks. Buzz Canady of Pine Bluffs, found tracks in and around his yard, which is up against the bluffs south of the interstate. Canady,...

 

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