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  • Bartels re-elected as Burns Mayor

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|May 11, 2017

    The Town of Burns election for the seat of mayor and two councilman has concluded with Mayor Ralph Bartels retaining his seat. Bartels won re-election for a two-year term with a total of 51 votes over 24 votes for political newcomer Walter Scott Sanford. "I'm glad that the voters had confidence in me and voted to re-elected me," Bartels said in a statement after learning of his victory. During Bartels' term as mayor, the town took a significant reduction in state funding. "We took a six percent...

  • Stay at home moms are domestic unsung heroes

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|May 11, 2017

    "We usually try to do something to get out of the house so that people stay sane," said Riley Petry, pronounced Patry, who has elected to stay at home with her children while they are too young for school. Tuesdays and Thursdays Petry heads to Cheyenne from the Petry home in Pine Bluffs so her twins, fraternal, Simon and Felicity, 4 and a half years old, can attend preschool. Simon, by the way, would want the reader to know that he is three minutes older than his sister, Felicity. When Simon and...

  • TV show scheduled about grisly murder of mother and her two boys, 37 years ago

    Bill Sniffin|May 11, 2017

    Investigation Discovery, a network featuring the solving of horrible crimes, was in Wyoming this past week filming the story about how Virginia Uden and her two sons were murdered in Fremont County 37 years ago. Their bodies have never been recovered but law enforcement folks think they know where the bodies are located; the murderer has confessed and is serving time for the crime. I was interviewed by the TV crew sent to Lander for the story. We shall see if I get any air time. After 37 years...

  • Enzi votes to fund government, strengthen Wyoming priorities

    Sen. Mike Enzi|May 11, 2017

    Congress passed a government funding bill on May 4 that would help strengthen a number of American priorities, including border security, defense and support for communities and education. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., voted in favor of the bill, which the Senate passed with bipartisan support and which stayed within the budget caps set to control annual federal spending. The legislation also provided funding for communities in Wyoming for afterschool programs, low income home energy assistance and payments to counties and local governments t...

  • Shain looks back on past eight years as mayor

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|May 11, 2017

    "I think I've done my time, but overall I was pleased to serve the town of Pine Bluffs. It was a humbling experience. I think I did the job as well as I was able. Hopefully, it was okay," said William Shain, out going Mayor of Pine Bluffs. Shain served as town councilman for ten years beginning in 1999, then moved up to mayor in 2009 and served in that capacity for eight years. During his time on the council the Pastime Theater, along with several Main Street businesses were destroyed by fire...

  • Pine Bluffs Police Department Blotter

    Staff Report|May 11, 2017

    Activities and calls for the Pine Bluffs Police Department during the week of May 2 through May 8 were as follows: 2 Traffic stops 1 Disturbance call 1 Hit and run accident 2 Transports Numerous VIN inspections...

  • Irene Bricker

    May 11, 2017

    Memorial services for Irene Bricker will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2017 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. Irene Opal Bricker passed away in her home on May 1, 2017. She was able to remain in her home until her passing as was her request. She was born to Herbert Montgomery and Freeda Ruth McGown Shaw on December 1, 1921 on their home place on Garner Lake Road in Campbell County, Wyoming. Irene was a middle child, with an older brother, John and younger sister, Frances (Shaw) Groves. She... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    May 11, 2017

    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...

  • Looking Back

    May 11, 2017

    1 YEARS AGO May 10, 1917 DRAFT LAW NOW IN EFFECT Washington---Instructions concerning the methods of carrying into effect the mandates of the army draft have been issued by the War Department. Responsible officials will be governed by the following orders: “The president is authorized to call upon all public officers to assist in the execution of the law. The plan is, however, to rely on the people for the proper execution of the law. It is expected that patriotic citizens will offer their services free as registrars. Such services will be g...

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|May 11, 2017

    Good morning Banner County friends and neighbors. Well this week has been pretty nice here in Nebraska. The older I get the more I appreciate our weather even when it is bad. I look around the country and it seems like so many states and the folks who live there have more to deal with than we do. It often seems like our months are in the wrong season, but we don’t deal with floods, tons of snow and huge tornadoes. I talked with son who lives in Nevada this past weekend and while it was in the m...

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|May 11, 2017

    Shirley Wiggin was celebrating her birthday this week at the Hereford Community Church. For the special Pee Wee and Cecelia Smock sang A Christian Cowboy and When The Role Is Called Up Yonder accompanied by Pee Wee on the guitar. The sermon topic was A Man Richly Blessed. That man was Paul, who wrote 18 letters in the New Testament. His story begins in Acts 7 and Acts 9. Next week, Mother’s Day, the sermon topic will be Morrow Graham. The church will host the annual yard sale, bake sale, and c...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|May 11, 2017

    Wouldn’t it be nice if we were allowed to vote on our weather? Of course, some ballots might only include blizzard or snow and ice, instead of every vote being clear skies 70 degrees. The saying, “the lesser of two evils,” might mean something as cold as ice. I think, given the choice, even those who never admit it, would vote for a special day just for them. Birthdays should be that day for everyone. Here are some neighbors and friends you can make feel extra special this week. Dorothy Leonard...

  • Serving those who served

    Penny Merryfield, Pine Bluffs Post|May 11, 2017

    They serve those who served our great country and not just a monthly dinner during their meeting. They are American Legion Auxiliary! These are not just spouses, but mothers, daughters, granddaughters, grandmothers, sisters, and even great granddaughters. The Pine Bluffs Wyoming American Legion Post 60 Auxiliary was formed in 2009. Their purpose is to help local veterans and their children with their needs. President Diane Wise explained many of the projects and activities this chapter does in...

  • Young love and war

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|May 11, 2017

    "Dear Alice, What gives anyhow? Here I am expecting to hear from you, and what do I get, not even a post-card. Well, let by-gones be has beens and start writing will you? I am sadly in need of mail as you can plainly note." Alice was Alice Sparks, now Bailey, Eisenhauer's girlfriend in Wallace, Neb. "His frustrated letter was because I had taken a job with 2 of our former teachers, a married couple, and was expected to do it all, cooking, housekeeping, 2 story house, gardening, etc, etc, etc. Ca...

  • Spring concert goes on a sentimental journey

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|May 11, 2017

    "Tribute to the 1940's" was the theme for the Pine Bluffs Elementary School Spring Concert held at the Historic High School, Thursday May 4. A full house of parents and family's enjoyed the performances of the children as they sang a series of old standards, such as, "You Are My Sunshine" sung by the kindergarteners and first graders, "Would You like to Swing on a Star" sung by the second and third graders, "Ghost Riders in the Skies," sung by the fourth graders, "White Christmas" sung by the...

  • Pine girls take first at SEWAC; boys place second

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|May 11, 2017

    Pine Bluffs hosted the SEWAC track meet last weekend and it was a great day for both teams. The girls finished in first place, while the boys came in second behind Lingle-Ft. Laramie. "It was a fantastic day for a track meet! It was nice to have good weather for a change I feel that is a big reason for our success today," said head coach Dustin Lee after the meet. Team results were: Girls 1. Pine Bluffs 148 2. Burns 105 3. Niobrara County 94 4. Lingle-Fort Laramie 93 5. Southeast 43 6. Glenrock...

  • Burns girls place second at SEWAC; boys place fifth

    Staff Report|May 11, 2017

    The Burns girls track team had a strong second-place finish at the SEWAC in Pine Bluffs last weekend. On the boys side, the Broncs finished fifth overall but several competitors had strong individuals showings. Boys Individual Reselts: 100 Meters Varsity - Finals 13. Keenan Manlove 13.74a PR 200 Meters Varsity - Finals 13. Keenan Manlove 27.60a PR 17. Gabe Childers 32.16a 18. Carter Kirkbride 34.65a 400 Meters Varsity - Finals 10. Kaden Lakin 59.30a PR 11. Daniel Childers 1:00.92a 13. Keenan...

  • Pawnee boys finish 8th at 1A Invite

    Staff Report|May 11, 2017

    The Pawnee Coyotes boys track team finished strong in Limon last week at the 1A Invitational. Boys Top 10 team results: Place Team Points 1st Simla 58 2nd Springfield 55 3rd Cotopaxi 51 4th McClave 42 5th Otis 38 6th Flagler 38 7th Lake City Community 38 8th Pawnee 38 9th Idalia 32 10th Kiowa 28 Individual Results - Boys 100 Meters Varsity - Finals 47. Adam Perryman 13.38 200 Meters Varsity - Finals 21. Adam Perryman 26.69 400 Meters Varsity - Finals 20. Adam Perryman 1.00.27 1600 Meters Varsity - Finals 2. Josh Keiper 5:02.62 110m Hurdles...