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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,...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 11, 2020

Flag Day June 14

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 ca...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 4, 2020

In Honor of D-Day

The war in Europe was raging. It had been going on violently since 1939. The turn of the war would come about in 1944 with the landing on the beach of Normandy, France. This would give us D-Day. June 6, would be forever on the books as D-Day. It was...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    May 21, 2020

An Unknown Soldier A Veteran's Story

My service goes back, way back to the Battle of Bunker Hill. I was in the (Continental)Army (formed June 14, 1775) with a rank of field officer and my rank could be seen on my hat with a pink or red cockade. I was a captain. Serving under General...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    May 21, 2020

Celebrating and Honoring our EMS members

May 17 - 23, 2020 is National EMS Week. We are lucky in our area to have wonderful volunteers who give up time from their families, jobs and their everyday lives to come to the rescue during...

 

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...

 

Clifford R. Johnson A Veteran Story

Clifford Ryan Johnson was born in Sheridan, WY April 13, 1984 to Mark Johnson and Lois Adams. From his birth place, he would travel to Kentucky at the age of six, where he lived until he was fifteen....

 

Thompson a true "Wyomingite"

Pine Bluffs High School graduate 2017, Hunter Thompson is staying put in Wyoming. Speaking with dad, Todd Thompson, he confirmed the news about his son. "Hunter is excited to stay in Laramie. He has...

 

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