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Articles from the January 30, 2014 edition

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Nine-year-old Grace Tekansik looks toward the basket Jan. 23 at the Pine Bluffs Community Center facing off against Burns. Tekansik made the shot, earning her first two points of the junior...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    January 30, 2014

Is shortened school week right for LCSD2?

Laramie County School District 2 officials continue to look at a shortened school week and examine how it will work for the district. But is a shorter school week what the district needs? "A...

 

The good and bad of silence

Many of us in Wyoming know what real silence sounds like. There are still places in our county where you can’t even hear the hum of a power line or water pump. Take a stroll down most of our communi... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor: Wyoming resident concerned for WLRC

My aunt has profound disabilities and is medically fragile. She lived at home and received services from the local community programs until she was 33 years old, at which time she moved to the Wyoming Life Resource Center. Our family is in a unique... Full story

 

Obituary: John H. "Catfish" Lonsdale

John H. "Catfish" Lonsdale,89 of Kimball, Neb., passed away at Kimball County Manor, Friday morning Jan. 24, 2014. Graveside Military Honors will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the... Full story

 

Obituary: Julie Rose Plambeck

Mrs. Julie Rose (Myers) Plambeck, 93, of Cheyenne, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Davis Hospice Center surrounded by her loving family. Julie was born June 14, 1920, in Keota, Colo., a... Full story

 

Student of the Week: Harper Pachel

Pine Bluffs eighth grader Harper Pachel, daughter of Mike and Paula Pachel of Pine Bluffs, sneaks quietly through the hallways of Pine Bluffs High earning solid grades. Harper was nicknamed "Scout"...

 

Hornets respond to loss

Traveling 15 miles for most Wyomingites doesn't require preparation and training. The Pine Bluffs Hornets, coming off a strong game against the No. 1 team in their conference, put a lot of effort...

 

Big win, tired loss

Small communities in close proximity to one another can muddle the lines of loyalty when it comes to conference basketball games. Perhaps a teacher who teaches in one town and coaches in another...

 

Broncs kick Hornets

An article more than 75 years old circulated the Burns gym Friday night. It invited all basketball fans to the upcoming Burns vs. Pine Bluffs basketball game, but warned fans to keep their guns at...

 

Lady Broncs out-coached

The difference in the team dynamics may be visible. The Lady Broncs with their trademark team braids while the Lady Hornets straighten their pony tails. But the desire to win against a conference riva...

 
 By Submitted    News    January 30, 2014

Local coach honored

Burns football coach Marv Mirich was recently honored as the 'Coach of the Year' for 2A East Conference. Mirich was also selected as one of the five assistant coaches for the south team at the Shrine... Full story

 

Pawnee pulls off close game

Game play for the Pawnee Coyotes was up and down last week with a win and a loss. The Coyotes faced off against Weldon Valley Friday, beating the team 50-46. Coach Tim Brunelle said defense was the...

 

Lady Coyotes collect win

The Lady Coyotes have struggled with their season. By the numbers, 3-8 doesn’t show much for a successful season. But success comes in many different forms, winning as well as gaining experience and playing through the losses. Coach Samantha...

 

Don't be flaky; celebrate croissants!

Today is National Croissant Day. A day to knead out your frustrations on some dough, and turn all that effort into a light and flaky melt-in-your-mouth creation that will make you forget why you... Full story

 
 By Staff report    News    January 30, 2014

Pine Bluffs woman selected for LEAD classes

Pine Bluffs resident Becky Tekansik was one of 15 Wyoming producers and agribusiness men and women were chosen from around the state to participate in the Wyoming Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program’s Class 13. Class 13 is a... Full story

 

Pine Bluffs Lions Club

The Pine Bluffs Lions Club will be raising funds for sight preservation with its second annual Souper Bowl. Held the week after the NFL Super Bowl, this Pine Bluffs version pits local cooks submitting their favorite soup or bread recipes in a... Full story

 

School honor rolls

Albin Elementary All A's 3rd Grade Hogan Allen, Stuart Lerwick, Edwin Morales, Jesse Ouzts 4th Grade Logan Branigan, Jackson Kirkbride, Luke Lerwick 6th Grade Brian Arzola, Brea Hildebrandt All A's...

 
 By Submitted    News    January 30, 2014

Burns athletes attend FCA Hoops Day

Twenty-one student athletes from Burns attended the University of Wyoming Men's basketball game against Nevada Saturday afternoon as a part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Hoops Day.... Full story

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 30, 2014

Banner community news

I have decided that Mother Nature needs a vacation. We have 21 degrees as a high one day, two days later it is close to 50, and the next day in the low 30s. Really? very little moisture/none. And so... Full story

 

Albin community news

From the halls of Albin Elementary: Mrs. Sharon Duffy and Mrs. Natalie Freeburg will attend the Wyoming Supreme Court 2014 Conference for Educators on February 12 and 13, 2014. The representatives... Full story

 

Herford community news

For the special this week at the Hereford Community Church Kathy Zitek reminded people that there are clothes and other items downstairs at the church for those who need them. Then she read some... Full story

 

Looking Back

100 years ago Pine Bluffs, the center of one of the best small grain sections of the United States, was up to six years ago nothing more than a stock shipping station. In the past six years there has been considerable building activity and the town... Full story

 

'Friends and Mentors'

I’m on my way to Salina, Kan. to speak at and attend the annual No-till on the Plains winter conference. I always look forward to visiting with old friends and mentors at this conference. I’ve been going to this conference every year for the...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    January 30, 2014

High West meets with irrigation customers

Officials with High West energy hosted an irrigation workshop for irrigation customers in the area Jan. 20, providing information from land trends to efficiency of pumps to soil and crops. The...

 

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