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 By Penny Merryfield    News    October 7, 2021 

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...

 

A Veteran Mother's Story

As with any branch of service, our soldiers can be sent to a war zone, be assigned to foreign countries where there is unrest and instability. Moms and Dads stand proud of their child, who has grown...

 

Cookies at the rest area help fund Veteran Programs

Throughout the summer months, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60 can be found out at the Pine Bluffs Rest Area, with cookies, water, and lemonade. They set up a couple of tables, and display their...

 

LCFD No. 5 assists in Hackberry fire

A call for assistance came across the channels from Banner County, Nebraska as a wildfire reached the stage of out of control. Banner County submitted an emergency declaration according to Nebraska...

 

own Council short, but full of information

Pine Bluffs held their monthly town council meeting on Monday, after a busy weekend of Trail Days. Mayor Justin Fornstrom opened the meeting briefly after 7:00 p.m. and the few visitors joined in with the council to say the “Pledge of...

 

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...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 29, 2021

Military Monday & More

Each day during Cheyenne Frontier Days, a special event takes place. This included Military Monday. The rodeo grand entry features military transportation through the ages as well as a giant flag in...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 22, 2021

National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day July 27

Each year, the President of the United States issues a proclamation announcing July 27th as a day of national observance in honor of Korean War veterans and their families. There are observances of...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 15, 2021

New Town clerk sworn in

Pine Bluffs Town Council July meeting opened to standing room only. After the Pledge of Allegiance was said, and agendas approved the council jumped into business. This included approving last...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 15, 2021

Serving as Honor Guard

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. Yet...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 1, 2021

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 Henr...

 

Countywide 4-H shooters compete

Laramie County is the home to over 180 avid 4-H shooting competitors. Shooting sports are just one of the many opportunities available for youth through the 4-H program. This includes youth from the...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 24, 2021

American Legion Department of Wyoming

The American Legion, Department of Wyoming held their 102nd Annual Department of Wyoming Legion Convention. The American Legion was established in March of 1919. The first Post was the Ferdinand...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 17, 2021

Pine Bluffs town council approves budget for Fiscal Year 2022 and more

Newly sworn in Mayor, Justin Fornstrom held his first public town council meeting on Monday, June 14. Present also were the newly elected council member Allie Leitza. After the Mayoral Scholarships...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 17, 2021

Greg Fornstrom and Diana Sanchez Recipients of Mayoral Scholarships

Two Pine Bluffs High School graduates from 2021 were the recipients of the 2021 Mayoral Scholarships at Monday nights town council. Newly sworn in Mayor, Justin Fornstrom had the honors of presenting...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 17, 2021

National 1st Vice Paul Dillard visits Pine Bluffs

From the offices in Indianapolis to small peaceful Pine Bluffs, National 1st Vice Commander Paul Dillard during his visit to Wyoming, had his first Post visit in Pine Bluffs at the Donald Eisenhauer...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 10, 2021

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...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    May 27, 2021

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 6, 2021

Fornstrom, Leitza and Kestner elected

The votes have been cast, and the count has been completed leaving the announcement to come for the Town of Pine Bluffs town council. According to Kimberly Patterson, Pine Bluffs Treasurer, the turn...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    May 6, 2021

Legion and Auxiliary adopt a "highway" and help beautify the area

For many organizations and clubs doing community service is one of the standards of serving their communities. The Donald Eisenhauer American Legion Post 60 in Pine Bluffs has committed to a four...

 

April Month of the Military Child

Experiencing the military through a child's eyes, as a veteran in my own right, and as a spouse of a veteran, the awe in all three positions is still there. "Being a military brat was awesome. It is...

 

LCFD No. 5 receives new fire truck

Laramie County Fire District No. 5 after waiting a year, finally receive their new fire truck. The truck was approved by their board to purchase last year. Their decision was to buy the cab and...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    April 8, 2021

Veterans Memorial Plaza to hold new Wall Dedication

A new fifty foot wall on the back of the Pine Bluffs Public Library will have it's dedication come May 14, 2021. The new wall which is an addition to the Veterans Memorial Plaza and the current wall...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    April 8, 2021

Pine Bluffs American Legion and Auxiliary serve homeless Veterans and more

Members from the Pine Bluffs Legion Post and Auxiliary prepared a meal complete with dessert and beverage at the Cheyenne Discipleship Center for a goup of homeless women and men, many which are...

 

Kendra Sloan switches from LCCC to Wyoming Air Guard

From college to military..Kendra Sloan, 2019 Pine Bluffs High School graduate makes the switch from college books and sports uniforms to military uniform. Giving up her sports uniform was a hard decis...

 

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