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Doug Uhrig A Veterans Story

Douglas "Doug" Ray Uhrig was born in Hettinger, North Dakota to Elton and Agnes Uhrig in the cold of winter - February 1953. He grew up in Lead, South Dakota. He was active in sports in high school...

 

Jason Hanner A Veterans Story

Jason Hanner came into this world on December 24, 1974 in Sidney, Nebraska to Meryl Hedgecock of North Platte and Donald Hanner of Bushnell. While he was an infant his family moved to Bushnell. His...

 

Auxiliary Unit 60 donates new school supplies for students at Pine Bluffs Elementary School

Every year as part of their Children and Youth Program, the Donald Eisenhauer Auxiliary Unit No. 60 buys new school supplies to help the local school for student needs with supplies. On September 14,...

 

Platt maps, additions and employee handbook fill town council meeting

Mayor Justin Fornstrom welcomed everyone and called the meeting of the Pine Bluffs Town Council to order shortly after 7:00 p.m. The council and guest stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance, after...

 

United States Air Force Happy Birthday

The Air Force Birthday on September 18th commemorates the establishment of The United States Air Force. Almost from the moment the Wright brothers found a way to soar with the birds, the military...

 

Remember and Honoring Patriots on 9-11

Patriot Day is the annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured (6,000+) and the 2996 who died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. "As we...

 

Nebraska native to Walk Across Nebraska

A native of western Nebraska has returned for a special event bringing awareness to Veterans with mental issues and suicides. Jason Hanner will start his "Walk across Nebraska" at the...

 

Patriot Day An American Day

What is a "Patriot"? According to the Oxford dictionary, a patriot is a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors. This does not require a...

 

Auxiliary Unit 60 Greets with Cookies

A common question as the visitors step up to the table of cookies....What kinds do you have and what is this for? The types and flavors of cookies change each time, but it never changes as to what it...

 

Voters turn out to get their voices heard in Laramie County

From 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday until 7:00 p.m. voters were hitting the polls insuring their voices are heard. This election in Wyoming and Laramie County has been an interesting one as well as some...

 

Resolutions, Ordinance readings and Trail Days discussed at council

Mayor Justin Fornstrom called the monthly meeting to order at 7 p.m.for the Town of Pine Bluffs. He welcomed everyone and lead the council and visitors in the Pledge of Allegiance. Getting down to business, Councilmember Allie Leitza made a motion...

 

Purple Heart, Unknown Soldier - new bricks placed at Veterans Memorial Plaza

Honoring eight veterans with memorial bricks in the Veteran Memorial Plaza took place on Sunday, August 7. This event was held by the Donald Eisenhauer American Legion Post 60 and Auxiliary Unit 60 of...

 

Carter Canyon Fire pulls in local fire departments to assisst

Summer storms with lightning are suspected in starting the fast spreading Carter Canyon fire. The origin of the fire is believed to be started by lightning about five miles southwest of Gering,...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 21, 2022

Ordinances, Community Master Plan topics at Town Council

After the meeting was called to order shortly after 7:00 p.m., Mayor Justin Fornstrom welcomed everyone and then led the town council and visitors in saying the Pledge of Allegiance. After everyone was seated, the meeting started with the business...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 14, 2022

Honoring Our Veterans

Honoring our military veterans is done in many ways, and shown in many different forms. Flags, ribbons, patches and stickers display a form of thank you, pride in and a legion to our veterans. This...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 23, 2022

2022 Department of Wyoming American Legion State Convention

Members of the American Legion from across the state of Wyoming converged on the town of Green River for their 103rd Department Convention. While the Legion members took one meeting room at the...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 16, 2022

Mayoral Scholarships presented at council meeting

Immediately following the opening of the June 13, 2022 town of Pine Bluffs council meeting, Mayor Justin Fornstrom presented scholarship awards to two Pine Bluffs students. Carson Rabou and Alexis...

 

Honoring a brother marine

The American Legion is all about the American Veteran, their service, their lives, and their families. We are a family for Veterans in that we have the American Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of the...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 2, 2022

Memorial Day Service held at Pine Bluffs Cemetery

The Donald Eisenhauer American Legion Post 60 held the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30 at the Pine Bluffs Cemetery. Those in attendance were subjected to Wyoming's chilly wind, and all...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 2, 2022

LCFD No. 5 meets with K-2 of Pine Bluffs Elementary

At the request of the elementary school teachers the Laramie County Fire District No. 5 in Pine Bluffs were invited to make contact with the children to share the importance of fire safety and allow t...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    May 26, 2022

Pine Bluffs EMS has new director

Derek Walls, out-going director of Pine Bluffs EMS steps down after serving about seven years as director. Walls has been director two different times, and has seen much growth in his seven years. Wal...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    May 19, 2022

National EMS Week Honoring Our EMS/EMTs

May 15-21, 2022 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...

 

Pine Bluffs Ag Science and Billy's Barnyard Greenhouse

While the weather has not been good for growing plants outside, it has been wonderful for the greenhouse at Pine Bluffs High School. Students in Ag Science class with Mr. Brian Cox start in the fall...

 

Carpenter Road Property and Pioneer Park improvements discussed at Town Council

In the physical absence of Mayor Justin Fornstrom, Councilmember Mike Ragsdale called the meeting to order leading off with the Pledge of Allegiance while Mayor Fornstrom was present through zoom. A motion was made to accept the agenda, which was...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    April 7, 2022

April the month of the Military Child

Throughout all branches of the military, April is set as the Month of the Military Child. This is done to honor the youngest members of the military families. This special month long honor to the military child was established in mid 1980s by Former...

 

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