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Articles from the April 16, 2015 edition


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  • Local farmers get involved

    Polly Taylor|Apr 16, 2015

    Legislative policy is only as effective as the people who write it, and when people sit back and complain, do nothing to help themselves, and offer no alternatives, then they have only themselves to blame. That is not true of Ken and Angie Macy of Pine Bluffs, long-time farmers in the area, and more than willing to get involved so that more people will benefit from every aspect of agriculture. Recently, the Macy's attended the annual convention of the National Farmer's Union in Wichita, Ks....

  • Noise, dirt and debris temporary

    Apr 16, 2015

  • Wyoming's universal truths and fundamental values

    Bill Sniffin|Apr 16, 2015

    The wind is our neighbor. Wind was here first. We deal with it. – Number 14 on the list of fundamental values. When you talk about Wyoming people or think about our wonderful state, are there specific universal truths and fundamental values that come to mind? Are they unique to our state and to our people here? I always thought so. My quest to identify them started when I ran for state office back in 2002. It seemed like a good idea then if I could identify them but this effort became a b...

  • Doris M. Fyfe

    Apr 16, 2015

    Doris M. Fyfe, a long time teacher who retired from OPS and Grace University, went home to be with her Lord on April 7, 2015. Doris was born on Sept. 5, 1930, in Shelby, Ne., to Harold and Mae Schmid Fyfe. She took normal training and graduated from Shelby High School in 1947. She began teaching in a country school at age 16, and spent over 60 years in education in schools in Nebraska and Wyoming. She taught short-term mission trips in the Ukraine in 1994 and 1995, and also directed Midway Bible Camp in Manitoba, Canada for 20 summers. She...

  • Wesley M. Phillips

    Apr 16, 2015

    Wesley M. Phillips, 88, of Bushnell, went to be with the Lord on March 31, 2015, after having complications with pneumonia. A celebration of Wes’s life was held April 3, 2015 at Calvary United Methodist Church, in Bushnell. Burial was in Kimball Cemetery with military honors performed by Kimball VFW Post No.2243. Visitation was held April 2. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view the obituary and leave condolences for the family. Memorials may be made in Wes’s memory to the Calvary United Methodist Church in Bushnell or Kimball County Man...

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 16, 2015

    Items for possible inclusion in the weekly community calendar should be typewritten or legibly printed. All submissions should include the name and daytime telephone number of the person submitting the information in case questions arise. Items which may be included in the calendar are church events, club meetings, and school events. If your club will not be meeting or has a change, please contact us so we can update the calendar with the correct information as soon as possible. Items should be received on Monday at 5 p.m., one week prior to...

  • George C. Weber

    Apr 16, 2015

    George C. Weber of Lincoln,Ne., passed away on April 4, 2015, surrounded by family, after a long and courageous battle with heart disease. He was 71. He was born in Pine Bluffs Wyoming to Carl and Julia (Forest) Weber. He graduated from Burns High School in Burns, and then moved to Scottsbluff, Nebraska, where he became a certified public accountant. He married the late Carol Weber and they had one son, Jason. He was involved in the Elks Club and 23 Club baseball. Later in life, he moved to Lincoln, where he continued his own accounting...

  • Eugene 'Gene' Hahn

    Apr 16, 2015

    Eugene ‘Gene’ Hahn, 70, of Grover, Co., went home with his Lord and Savior on April 9, 2015, at Hospice of Northern Colorado in Greeley. He was born May 5, 1944, in Kimball, Ne., to Edward and Louise (Harms) Hahn. Gene grew up in Grover and graduated from Grover High School. On Oct. 22, 1967, in Burns, he married Sharon Sandberg. Gene served in the Air National Guard’s 153rd Armored Airlift Group for six years in Cheyenne. Gene loved his cattle, flower garden, and leather craft. He was a charter member of the Grover FFA, a 4-H leader and fair...

  • Vashti James

    Apr 16, 2015

    Vashti James, 84, was born to Charles and Gertrude Long on May 22, 1930, in Cheyenne. She passed on to her eternal reward April 9, 2015, in Cheyenne. She lived in many places while growing up, always returning to the Cheyenne area. She attended Cheyenne High School until she became ill and could not finish her last year. She met and married Howard James in 1948. They spent 61 years together. To this union was born one daughter and five sons. Vashti was an old-fashioned wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, crafting,...

  • Pine Bluffs has great day despite absenteeism

    Polly Taylor|Apr 16, 2015

    Despite the fact that the Pine Bluffs track and field teams were short some athletes due to the FFA state convention last week, Coach Dustin Lee said, "It was a great day to compete in Chappell. The athletes who were able to compete did it well. The girls took third place overall, and the boys took fourth. I was pleased with the performance of both teams." The girls' team scored a total of 73 points, while the boys had 56, giving them a combined team total of 129, and placing them in fourth...

  • Burns finishes fifth at Mitchell with personal bests

    Polly Taylor|Apr 16, 2015

    The Burns field and track teams headed to Mitchell, Ne., last week, and while both the boys' and girls' teams were ranked fifth at the conclusion of the meet, Girls Coach Brooks Hoffman said, "It was a good meet with numerous personal bests. The girls had a number of placers to bring in the 42 team points. The girls competed well, and it was fun to watch some of the younger athletes put up their best marks so far this season. I am excited to see the girls continue to improve their marks as the...

  • Mckenzie Ward Signs with Pronghorns Ward twins female athletes of the year

    Polly Taylor|Apr 16, 2015

    It's not often that two members of the same family, in the same year, sign for full scholarships with schools that are a mere two hours driving distance from one another. It's even less likely that those family members will be twins, and female. However, this is exactly what has happened at Burns High School this year, first with the signing of Mckayla Ward with Sheridan College, and now her twin Mckenzie has signed with Gillette. Last Friday, Head Coach Will Rider, and Assistant Coach Matt...

  • Glendo State Park open to anglers

    Submitted|Apr 16, 2015

    With recent warmer temperatures, anglers have increasingly begun the use of watercraft at Glendo State Park, and the Division of State Parks would like anglers to be aware of the current status of Glendo boating facilities. The water level of Glendo Reservoir is currently at 64 percent of capacity. The Bennett Hill, Whiskey Gulch, Indian Point and Reno Cove boat ramps and docks are in the water and useable. (There is no dock available at Reno Cove.) The Elkhorn ramp and dock are unavailable until water levels increase. Currently, the marina...

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|Apr 16, 2015

    Hello to all out there in Newspaper land! Here is hoping that you have had a great week so far, and if you are like me you are looking forward to another weekend like the one we just had, minus the wind. Saturday was a beautiful day and perfect that evening as the Banner County students rocked Prom 2015 Twilight Woods. Crowned Queen was Christina Grubbs, and King was Robby Fonseca. Attendants were Jewel Simonton and Daltom Jordan. Congratulations to all. The Civic Center in Gering was the place...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|Apr 16, 2015

    The smell of hot dogs grilling. A crack of the bat and a ruckus of cheers from the stands. No, Albin didn’t get a Triple A baseball team. It seemed some of our neighbors and friends took advantage of the warm spring day Saturday and played some baseball. The flowers are starting to bloom around town. The Albin garage sales are set for this weekend. You can start shopping today, April 16. Signs should be posted around town, but stop by the community center first to see all the wares for sale t...

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|Apr 16, 2015

    Twenty three people attended the April potluck luncheon for the 55 And Up Club on Friday. Fritz Duggan won the door prize for the men, and Kathy Zitek won the door prize for the women. Everyone received a rice crispy Easter basket. There was plenty of good food and good fellowship. The next potluck luncheon will be May 8. For the special this week at the Hereford Community Church, Steve Hauer sang You Will Always Be A Child In My Eyes. The sermon topic was Victors Not Victims, and the...

  • Looking Back

    Apr 16, 2015

    1 Years Ago April 15, 1915 Improving the Lincoln Highway Arrangements have been made to do some material improving on the Lincoln Highway adjacent to Pine Bluffs. The Town of Pine Bluffs is to begin at the Nebraska line and grade up, put in cement culverts and otherwise put in first class condition the two miles of road leading west, free gratis. The work was begun on this part of the road last week. The county commissioners are to let contract for an additional ten miles extending on west from where town contract quits off. This will put...

  • No Till Notes:Thank You

    Mark Watson|Apr 16, 2015

    I want to start off by thanking everyone for their kind prayers and thoughtfulness in helping me and my family as I recover from my surgery. The well wishes and acts of kindness friends and neighbors exhibit during difficult times always impressed me in our rural way of life. These acts of kindness make living in rural Nebraska a very special place to be. I had my right knee replaced, and the surgery and recovery couldn’t have gone any better. I’m still working hard in physical therapy to reg...

  • Scholarships available for student camps

    Submitted|Apr 16, 2015

    The South Platte Natural Resources District has two scholarship opportunities for students wishing to attend one of two camps focusing on natural resources education this summer. Each year the Nebraska Section of the Society for Range Management, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and IANR and the Cooperative Extension Service host a learning experience for high school students wishing to increase their knowledge of natural resources. The 52nd Annual Nebraska Range Youth Camp will be held at the State 4-...

  • Soccer matches cancelled

    Apr 16, 2015

    Soccer Matches for tonight have been cancelled due to the inclement weather. Matches have been rescheduled for this coming Tuesday, APRIL 21, same times.... Full story

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