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Red, White, Blue A Country's Story

Red, White and Blue! These colors we have all seen, raised our eyes to, and stood with pride saluting her. This is the American Flag. Through her history she has seen pride in the men and women who carry her, to the anger when someone disgraces her,...

 

Brian Higgins A Veteran's Story

East coast born and raised Brian Higgins, son of John and Mildred Higgins, has made his move to Wyoming. Higgins grew up in the nice little town of Bristol, Maine. He graduated from Lincoln Academy,...

 

Veterans Day A Military Story

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 Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are...

 

Deanna Hurless A Veteran Story

Deanna Hurless was born July 19, 1960 in LaGrande Oregon to Laren and MaryAnn Hurless. Hurless would grow up in Oregon and graduated from Cascade Union High School, Turner Oregon in May 1978. Serving...

 

United States Navy A Military Story

The year was 1775,. The Second Continental Congress of the United States passed a resolution creating the Continental Navy. At this time the Continental Navy consisted of converted merchantmen...

 

Michael Hobbs A Veteran Story

Life started out in Laramie, WY where Michael Hobbs was born to Michael Glenn Hobbs and Sylvia Karen Hobbs. During his childhood he would move to Alliance, Nebraska. Hobbs would graduate from Alliance...

 

Ricky "Rick" Ramos A Veteran Story

Ricky "Rick" Ramos was born at McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kansas on May 18, 1968 to Manuel E., and Merry Ramos. Ramos would graduate from Belle Plaine High School, Belle Plaine, Ks in 1987. While some...

 

A Veteran Mother's Story

My father before me was a United States Air Force veteran. He served over twenty years. My time as a United States Air Force veteran was much shorter. Then came my husband, Jim, who retired at almost...

 

Gary Ray Hobbs A Veteran Story

Gary Ray Hobbs was born in Wheatland Wyoming August of 1963, to Larry and Carrie Hobbs. My Mother passed away suddenly in November of last year. (2 Older Sisters) Trina Miller of Wheatland and Evelyn...

 

American Legion Auxiliary Juniors

The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) is a community of volunteers serving veterans, military, and their families. Our members also support the mission of The American Legion in improving the quality...

 

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60 delivers school supplies

In keeping an eight year tradition, the members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60, Pine Bluffs have gathered school supplies and delivered them to the Pine Bluffs Elementary School. "We do...

 

Helping Veterans "Veterans' Rock"

Not all who help Veterans are Veterans...but there is a strong tie there. Thus, we have the new "Veterans' Rock". Members of Veterans Voluntary Services have joined together and formed the new...

 

Lori J. Apala Gaffaney A Veterans Story

Though Lori J. Apala was born in California, she would not stay a "native" to that state. Apala would find her way heading towards her Chickasaw heritage and the midwest. Apala was born in 1960 in...

 

John Hobble A Veterans Story

John Hobble was born to John and Geraldine Hobble, Liberal, Kansas, on November 26, 1952. He was raised in Witchita, Kansas. Hobble graduated from North High School in 1970. After high school Hobble...

 

Purple Heart Day August 7

On August 7, 1782, General George Washington - then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army - established the Purple Heart award, originally designated as the Badge of Military Merit.  The...

 

Trail Days Cowboy Church

David Shumpert was a cowboy, rancher and more. About six years ago, while on the mountain feeling frustrated, and tired, he asked God "What do you want me to do Lord?" His answer came solid and firmly...

 

Trail Days 5K Run/Walk

Early Saturday morning before 7:00 a.m. runners and walkers gathered at the starting point for their event. Runners consisted of forty-four individuals looking to run the distance of three miles,...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 16, 2020

Texas Trail Museum opens for the summer with new displays to see

Taking a stroll down memory lane takes on a whole new meaning when visiting the Texas Trail Museum. Opening day for the summer season of 2020 started on July 1st. According to museum curator Mary...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 16, 2020

Albin town council discusses generators, land purchase and truck repairs

The search for a maintenance man to serve the Town of Albin continues. According to Town Clerk, Jillian Kriz, interviews are continuing. Old business consisted of a review for the lunch program; with...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 16, 2020

Vernon Kitchen A Veteran's Story

"I felt it was my calling!" said Vernon A. Kitchen of his military service. Kitchen comes from a military background. His father, Richard C. Kitchen served in the U. S. Army and is a Korean War...

 

Beau Scarborough continues rodeo dream

Beau Scarborough, a 2019 graduate of Pine Bluffs High School still chases his dream of being one of the best in bronc riding. Scarborough will be starting his second year at Casper College in the...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 9, 2020

'Galactic Lemonz' local teen band

Recently, the band known as 'Galactic Lemonz' made up of local teens played at the Knotty Pine in Pine Bluffs. This group of teens, comprised of Jason Weller, age 20, Jessica Weller, age 15, and...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 2, 2020

Texas Trail Market A bright shining star in Pine Bluffs

As the COVID-19 began it's rage and shopping became almost impossible to get everyday it's, Pine Bluffs' Texas Trail Market became a new store of choice for many out of towners. These out of towners...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 2, 2020

Independence Day - July 4

For 244 years we, as a nation, have celebrated our independence from the British. Across the country there is fireworks, parades and celebrations. As history tells us of the resolution by Richard...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 18, 2020

Father Soldier A Daughter's Story

You watch him come down the hall, his uniform all intact, neat and sharp. He pats you on the head or gives you a playful swat on the backside, before he heads over to mom, to say goodbye. Sometimes,...

 

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