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Articles from the February 27, 2014 edition

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BREAKING: I-80 closure

BREAKING: Interstate 80 from Exit 1(Pine Bluffs) and Exit 8 (Bushnell) is temporarily closed as of 10:19 a.m., Feb. 27. Traffic is being directed to Highway 30 to the Bushnell I-80 on-ramp. The closure is due to a military action in the area,... Full story

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    February 27, 2014

Cheyenne Light announces gas main replacement project

Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power is tentatively looking to begin a gas main replacement project in the town of Pine Bluffs in April. Public Information Officer for Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power Sharon... Full story

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    February 27, 2014

Telephone scams on rise in Pine Bluffs

The Pine Bluffs Police Department reported at least eight telephone scams within the last year, with four occurring last week. Police Chief Don Taylor said the scammers call with the names of family... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor

I always look forward to Thursday, Pine Bluffs Post day. I open the paper to several pages of pictures with no identification, that disappoints me. It’s like I know that cute child, pretty singer, musicians and athletes but can’t think of their...

 

Keep the passion through 'March Madness'

Is it because of us spending too much time inside? Or maybe it is the month without football? Perhaps they call it "March Madness" because anything can happen. Dick Vitale once said, "I learned from...

 

Thoughts for the week

"Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will." ~ Thomas Carlyle "I think someone should explain to the child that it's ok to...

 

Obituaries

Gladys "Mina" Ferguson Gladys "Mina" Ferguson, 93, of Lingle, died on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 in Lingle. She was born on Dec. 3, 1920 in Upton, Wyo. Mrs. Ferguson was a member of First Congregational Ch...

 
 By Submitted    News    February 27, 2014

School News

CHADRON, NE — Cassady Malm, of Albin, daughter of Howard and Dixie Malm, received an Eagle Presidential scholarship for $2,273 and an L. Ione Marshall Endowed scholarship for $1,500. Cassady is a high school senior and plans to study elementary...

 

Weddings

The parents of Brittney Bowman and Terence Williams are happy to announce the couple's unity in marriage. Brittney, of Pine Bluffs, and Terence, of San Antonio, Texas, were married Dec. 31, 2013 in...

 

Community Calendar

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...

 

Student of the week: Wyatt Berg

Burns senior Wyatt Berg, son of Kyle and Loretta Berg of Cheyenne, is no stranger to success or the spotlight. Through high school, he successfully maintained his status on honor roll, competed and...

 
 By Submitted    News    February 27, 2014

Breakfast Week promotes most important meal of the day

The majority of Americans feel breakfast is important, but hectic mornings make it difficult to fit the meal in every day. 40 percent of moms say that their child does not eat breakfast daily, according to Kellogg's Breakfast in America survey. To ga...

 

Hornets win two before regionals

Senior Hornet Hunter Thompson began the game against Burns Saturday night with a slam dunk, beginning the game strong. The Hornets had the lead by the end of the first quarter, 16-11 leaving nothing...

 

Lady Hornets show some fight

Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets Sam Hanson, Dana and Sara Mullins and Andrea Baker played, their last game in the Hornets Nest Saturday facing off against the Burns Lady Broncs. The seniors, along with the... Full story

 

Lady Coyotes within reach of win; lose

Lady Coyotes Emily Ellis and Afton Zitek approached the Pawnee basketball court Friday, possibly with feelings of nostalgia, as they played their last home game. Ellis and Zitek, along with the rest...

 

Fortune doesn't always come as a win

The athletes on the Burns boys basketball team have tasted perfect seasons in other sports. They have also tasted the agony of defeat. This season, going 12-9 overall and 4-4 in their region, neither...

 

Lady Broncs win by 1

Games are sometimes about more than who wins or loses. Coming into the Hornets nest for senior night, the Lady Broncs knew more emotion than normal would be on the sleeves of Pine Bluffs fans and...

 

Coyotes dominated by two teams

The Pawnee Coyotes narrowed the score gap in the fourth quarter Thursday facing off against Dayspring, but the burst of energy was too little too late. The Coyotes lost against Dayspring 67-60. "We...

 

Bowling Results

Monday Women 1 Exxon 132 2 Pine Bowl 3 Subway 128 Handicap Game Franny Haukup 255 Handicap Series Franny Haukup 678 Scratch Game Franny Haukup 218 Scratch Series Franny Haukup 567 Tuesday Mixed 1...

 

Parents honored in Grover

In between the girls and boys Pawnee basketball games Thursday evening, the 18 players and coaches took time to pay respect to their parents. Among the players were four seniors who played their last...

 
 By Submitted    Sports    February 27, 2014

50th Annual Pine Bluffs City Tournament

The 50th Annual Pine Bluffs City Tournament took place at Pine Bowl Feb. 16. Many league and leisure bowlers turned out for the weekend of competition in Pine Bluffs. Women’s Team winner was the Pine Bowl team consisting of Amy Zitek, Pat Reher,...

 

Grapplers take 16 to state

Southeast hosted the 2A East regional wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday. The Burns/Pine Bluffs squad had trained and prepared for it and expected good things. The team may not have expected a...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    February 27, 2014

The real school of rock

On a Thursday night, long after school has ended, you may hear the sound of rock music emerge from the Pine Bluffs Junior/Senior High School. It isn't a secret night club, or teacher organization that...

 

Hornet's nest honors seniors

Eight athletes took center court Saturday afternoon to be honored for their commitment, dedication and athletic efforts throughout the past four years. In turn, the seniors thanked their parents for...

 
 By Submitted    Sports    February 27, 2014

Pine Bluffs junior high win SEWAC

The junior high Pine Bluffs boys basketball team triumphed over the rest of the teams in their region at the SEWAC tournament hosted by Pine Bluffs. The Hornets beat Burns early Saturday morning and...

 

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