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 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...

 

Epic Storm dumps heavy snow

Storm Xylia hit Wyoming with a vengeance leaving Pine Bluffs more than knee deep in snow. The Town of Pine Bluffs responded to a call of action utilizing their snow removal plan. "This was a very wet...

 

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...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    March 4, 2021

Women's History Month A Veteran Story of Women

Rhonda A. Rasgorshek Rhonda A. Rasgorshek was raised in a military home. She was born at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, went to school at Edwards AFB in California, and then transferred down to...

 

Kevin Curtis, PGR Supporting all who served

On a cold January, Kevin Curtis was born in Fitzsimons Army Hospital - known as Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (FAMC) in Aurora, Colorado, USA. The facility opened in 1918 after World I and closed in...

 

Honoring the Four Chaplains

On Feb. 3, 1943, four Army chaplains – Father John P. Washington, Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, and the Revs. George L. Fox and Clark V. Poling – gave up their life jackets on a sinking Army...

 

Keith Baker A Veteran Story

Keith Baker was born in Kimball Nebraska to    Charles and Ruth Baker in 1962. He would grow up in the Albin, Wyoming area, attending schools in the area. Baker would graduate from Albin High...

 

"taps.." A Veteran Story

Many have heard it, and for many, it is a emotionally choking moment, with tears that will silently fall, as the tune is played. Understanding it's origin, and why it is played goes to the heart of...

 

The Military Challenge Coin A Veteran's Story

The Origin of Military Challenge Coins The most commonly held view is that the tradition of the military coin began in the United States Army Air Service (a forerunner of the current United States Air...

 

Layne Ring A Veteran Story

A1C (E-3) Layne Ring on a recent trip home to visit his mother, and his family, before heading to his new base in Japan. Ring was born in Kimball Nebraska on January 17, 1994 to Tricia Ring, but resid...

 

Christmas in the Trenches A Veteran Story

During every war since the civil war, our troops have been deployed or served on Christmas Day. In the history of the Civil War, Christmas was not forgotten. Soldiers would sing Christmas songs and...

 

Joshua Davis A Veteran's Story

While Joshua Davis was born in Tulare, California December 4 1975, he does not claim to be a Californian. He spent his early years up to five years of age in California with his parents: Earl Davis,...

 

Helping Veterans

Part of the call to the military is a call to serve. This is a way of life that stays with so many of the military veterans and their families. It is also a strong part of the American Legion. The...

 

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...

 

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