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 By Penny Merryfield    News    January 23, 2020 

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...

 

Roland Thomas A Veteran Story

Roland Thomas, born September 25, 1922 in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts entered the post office with full intentions of enlisting in the United States Army. He had graduated Technical High School and...

 

Shane Shepardson A Veteran Story

Some people will say it is the uniform, but for Shane Shepardson, the uniform just comes with the job. Shepardson is the newest member of the Pine Bluffs Police Department. He isn't too far from home...

 

A Thanksgiving Veteran's Story

Serving in the military means often times one is away from home during Thanksgiving time. For many military members their Thanksgiving meal is one provided by the military at the chow hall. This...

 

Mike Cooke A Veteran Story

A strong family history going back to World War II, may have been a hidden drive with Mike Cooke to join the military, but he claims the Marine recruiter had a better sales pitch than the colleges he...

 

Jesse Fornstrom & Racing

Jesse Fornstrom, from Pine Bluffs is in his third year of Super Stock racing with Fornstrom Racing. He was bit by the racing bug through his Uncle Clint Fornstrom. Fornstron Racing has taken him to...

 

Chance Walkama A Veteran Story

Chance Walkama was born on the west coast in Orange County, California in the mid 1980's. This California boy would find home on another coast as a youngster. Walkama's family moved to New York,...

 

Timothy L. Sheppard A Veteran Story

Born and raised on a farm outside of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in September of 1957, Veteran Timothy L. Sheppard was the youngest of four children. He graduated from Oshkosh West High School and headed off...

 

2019 Congressional Family Farmers Fly-In

380 Family Farmers 'Fly-In' to Washington to Advocate Stronger Food and Agricultural Policy WASHINGTON – After yet another year of depressed commodity prices, uncertainty in export and biofuels...

 

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...

 

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 uniform, but sometimes does....a policeman, a...

 

Patriot Guard Riders A Veterans Story

Founded in 2005 to shield families of fallen heroes from those that would disrupt the services of their loved ones, the Patriot Guard Riders has grown to include thousands of members across all 50...

 

William E. Vogler A Veteran's Story

William Edward Vogler was born on June 1, 1983 in Souix Falls, South Dakota. His parents are Billy (Pop) and Terri Younglove and the late Terrance L. Vogler. During his childhood, he moved to Jackson...

 

4-H Bomberger Brothers compete at Scottsbluffs

Competing at different levels, brothers Ethan and Colton Bomberger of Pine Bluffs have earned themselves quite a following of ribbons, buckles and more. The brothers recently competed at the Scotts Bl...

 

United States Coast Guard 229 years

Each August 4 the U.S. Coast Guard celebrates its birthday. The Coast Guard is one of America's five armed forces and traces its founding to Aug. 4, 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and...

 

Purple Heart Day

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...

 

Missing horses from Albin Rodeo grounds found in fenced area near Bushnell

Just prior to Albin Day, Jayce Sorenson and his parents, Becky and Jacob Sorenson corraled their horses at the Albin rodeo grounds in preparation for the upcoming Albin Day Rodeo. Sometime between 9:0...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 25, 2019

serving those who have served

Beside and behind each Veteran is a family member waving goodbye as their loved one enters the military. It is these ones who serve on the home front as supporters of our Veterans. In many town and...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 4, 2019

2 Veterans come Home MM1 George Hanson Corporal Demaret Martson Kirtley

MM1 George Hanson After nearly 80 years, Wyoming can put to final rest United States Navy Machinist's Mate First Class George Hanson. Hanson was aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma, a battleship stationed at...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 27, 2019

Jennifer J. Sherman A Veteran Story

Born the oldest child of three to John and Diane Wise, Jennifer J. Wise would keep the United States Navy in the family. J. Wise was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming and would move to Pine Bluffs as a...

 

Jesse Fornstrom takes First Place in Trophy Dash at HiWay 92 Raceway Park

Jesse Fornstrom, from Pine Bluffs is in his third year of Super Stock racing at HiWay 92 Raceway in Gering, Nebraska. He was bit by the racing bug through his Uncle Clint Fornstrom. Along with his...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 13, 2019

Ed Thompson: From Hobby Gardner to a Great Business Gardner

As far back as Ed Thompson can recall he has had a love for gardening. He enjoys the relaxation of gardening but now is reaping the rewards of all his tender care of his tomatoes. Thompson obtained...

 

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