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 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...

 

Pine Bluffs Dirt Bike Racers

Nick Yelton, Social Studies teacher and coach at Pine Bluffs High School has rejoined a love of dirt biking. This time, he has taken it farther than a love to ride, but is now competing at races. His...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    April 2, 2020

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...

 

Patrick V. Currie A Veteran Story

Patrick V. Currie was born in Ronan, Montana to Mary Erickson in 1978. At the age of six, he was adopted by John Currie and his adventures in Wyoming would begin. Currie moved to Evanston, Wyoming...

 

International Women's Day A Veteran Story of Women

Kimberly J. Patterson Structure, commitment, rules and regulations in the United States Air Force life was not a new routine for Kimberly J. Patterson. Patterson made the change to the University of...

 

Pine Bowl hosts Top Gun Handicap Bowling Tourney

The second weekend of the "Top Gun" bowling tournament was a handicap event at the Pine Bowl in Pine Bluffs.. Bowlers traveled from all over the tri-state area to compete in the Top Gun Handicap...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    March 5, 2020

James A. Lish A Veteran Story

Jim Lish was born in Sacramento California to the late Melvin and Barbara Lish. While California was his first residence, it would not be his permanent. He grew up in Moab, Utah, which he calls his...

 

Pine Bowl hosts Top Gun Bowling Tourney Scratch

Bowlers from all over the tri-state area competed in the Top Gun Scratch Tournament on February 29, and March 1. There were 62 bowlers from around the tri-state area competing for the top honors. On...

 

Dorothy & John Brandt A Sweetheart Veteran Story Part II

Dorothy Mae Hinson was born May 03, 1927 in Monroe, N.C. to Gaither Winslow Hinson of Monroe, N.C. and Ester Emmalille (Purser) of Union County, N.C. and was one of six children. She entered the U.S....

 

Dorothy & John Brandt A Sweetheart Veteran Story

Dorothy Mae Hinson was born May 03, 1927 in Monroe, N.C. to Gaither Winslow Hinson of Monroe, N.C. and Ester Emmalille (Purser) of Union County, N.C. Hinson was one of seven children. During her junio...

 

Jeremy Kemp A Veteran Story

Jeremy Kemp was born in July, 1983. He grew up in Alma, Michigan where he would spend his youth. Kemp is the son of Rodney and Corrie Kemp of Pine Bluffs. J. Kemp graduated from Alma High School, in A...

 

Wyoming sister Veterans make Wyoming History

Sisters Judy Brayton and Joyce Hopkins were born ten months apart and when they were young, their parents split. Brayton remained in Wyoming, while sister Joyce moved away to Norfolk, Virginia....

 

24th Annual Team Challenge 2020

1ST PLACE TEAM HOLY MOLY BRIAN MANSELL BOBBY BOYD RODNEY FREIER, JR. JENNY WILSON $460 2ND PLACE FEAR NOT DEB ADAMS LEO LEVENGOOD TONY FOLLOWELL TAMMY FOLLOWELL $385 3RD PLACE 2 LEGIT 2 SPLIT ALEX...

 

Vietnam Peace Day

As with any war there comes an end... a day of peace. January 27, 1973 was a day that the United States, South Vietnam, Viet Cong and North Vietnam would sign the Paris Peace Accords, which created the end of America's involvement in the Vietnam...

 

Enzi surprises Veterans at the VA for Christmas

Senator Mike Enzi surprised staff, visitors and patients at the Cheyenne Veterans Medical Center and Hospital on Monday to wish all the Veterans and those who serve a "Very Merry Christmas!" "This...

 

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