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Articles from the August 25, 2016 edition


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  • Last blast of summer vacation...

    Aug 25, 2016

    Laramie County Fire Protection Dist. 5 firefighter Rick Scott and daughter Katherine use a firehose to spray over a bucket. The bucket spray was part of a larger competition for school-aged children Sunday at City Park in Pine Bluffs. Area students and their families celebrated the final day of summer vacation before school began Monday. There was also a mini-me triathalon and barbecue as a part of the festivities....

  • Liz Cheney bounces back from 2014 political fiasco

    Bill Sniffin|Aug 25, 2016

    The biggest political mystery to me over recent years is who in the world convinced Liz Cheney to go after incumbent Mike Enzi in the 2014 U. S. Senate race? Ranking as probably the single worst political decision in Wyoming history, it resulted in embarrassment for Ms. Cheney, as the immensely popular Enzi appeared to be on his way to crushing her by a gigantic margin. Then, a family health crisis intervened and Liz dropped out to the relief of just about everybody in Wyoming. Last fall, she...

  • Donald J. "Doc" Gerner

    Aug 25, 2016

    Donald J. "Doc" Gerner passed away August 21, 2016 at Spring Winds Assisted Living of Laramie, Wyoming in the company of his family. He is survived by his wife, Mary Della Gerner, his daughter, Cindy Hoobler, his son, Bob Gerner, his step-daughter, Debbie Bastian, his step-son, Timothy McColley, his grandchildren, Jillian Nightingale, Jancy Nightingale, Dax Robinson, Jennifer Robinson, Mary Robinson, Mary Britton Clark, Lacey Phillips, and Payton McColley, and six great grandchildren, Landon... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 25, 2016

    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...

  • Busy week for area firefighters

    Zach Spadt, Pine Bluffs Post|Aug 25, 2016

    Laramie County firefighters kept plenty busy during the past week, responding to numerous calls including a fire near Burns that destroyed two structures nearly destroyed another. Sunday morning, east of Hillsdale, firefighters from Burns and surrounding areas responded to a report of a grass fire. “It was started by people out shooting at targets,” Laramie County Fire Protection District 6 (Burns) Deputy Chief Riley McNamara said. McNamara added that the fire claimed about three acres. Later that evening, at about 9:30 p.m., firefighters fro...

  • A different kind of schoolwork

    Aug 25, 2016

    Tim Simpson works to remove paint from a damaged window at Pine Bluffs Elementary School Tuesday....

  • Get ready for fall sports

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Aug 25, 2016

    With the start of a new school year, comes the anticipated start of fall high school sports. Area volleyball teams will be in action this coming weekend, while football fans will have to wait one more week. On Friday, both the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornet and the Burns Lady Bronc volleyballers will head to Lingle-Ft. Laramie to match up against Hulett, Midwest, Sundance, Kaycee and Upton in tournament play. Pawnee will be on the road to Sedgwick County to take part in tourney action as well on Saturday, August 27 before heading to Union Colony on...

  • Operation Back to School prepares students for class

    Zach Spadt, Pine Bluffs Post|Aug 25, 2016

    Local businesses, non-profits and volunteers are working with students at Laramie County Schools to ensure students have the supplies they need to get an education. Operation Back to School organizers and volunteers delivered 100 backpacks "stuffed" with school supplies to Laramie County School District No. 2 last Thursday. Operation Back to School, in its 26th year, works to supply students in Laramie County with the supplies they need to get an education. Businesses and organizations include L...

  • Avery Lynn Haefele

    Aug 25, 2016

    A new “miracle” is born. Avery Lynn Haefele made her debut on August 12, 2016 at 11:55 p.m. Her proud parents are Andrea and Richard Haefele....

  • 50th Anniversary

    Aug 25, 2016

    Jack and Jeannie Hockersmith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a 60's party on August 20, 2016. They were married August 28, 1966 at Grace Lutheran Church in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. They moved to Hastings, Nebraska, where Jack played football for Hastings College. Both of them graduated from the University of Wyoming. Jack and Jeannie have owned and operated the Hockersmith & Son farm and ranch for 42 years, as well as a custom harvesting business. Jeannie is retired from her career as...

  • Back to school for LCSD2 students

    Zach Spadt, Pine Bluffs Post|Aug 25, 2016

    Students in southeastern Laramie County returned to school Monday, and administrators and faculty reported a successful first day. "There were lots of happy faces here today," Pine Bluffs Elementary Principal Andrea Verosky said Monday. That PBES students had a place to go to school Monday is worth noting. Due to the renovation at the old elementary school, school officials planned for PBES students to attend classes at the adjacent historic high school in Pine Bluffs. After last month's...

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|Aug 25, 2016

    Good morning everyone! What a beautiful day it is. This past week we had almost two inches of nice soft rain over a two day period, followed by a day that seemed like early fall— perfect. Now it is warming up some, and I am okay with that. The students here at Banner County School, K-12 had two days of school last week and this is the first full week of school for them. Pre-school started yesterday Wednesday, August 24 with 10 students. It is also time for our first football game of the s...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|Aug 25, 2016

    Everyone likes a good washing before they take on a new adventure or start a new project. Evidently the ground is no different. All of Eastern Laramie County received a nice rain last Thursday evening. The same night our students were attending their Back-To-School nights. Some even had some isolated flooding with the sudden and heavy rain. But the burst of fresh water was as welcome a smell as the sharpened pencils and paper in the school hallways. Remember to be extra careful these first few...

  • Time for recess

    Zach Spadt, Pine Bluffs Post|Aug 25, 2016

  • Looking Back

    Aug 25, 2016

    1 Years Ago August 31, 1916 Our school will open next Tuesday On account of the first Monday in September being Labor Day, the schools of our state will not begin until Tuesday, September 5. On tat date, the children of Pine Bluffs will bid farewell to vacation, freedom and shouldering their school paraphernalia will enter upon another year of work. Principal Hume has assiduously worked and planned in order that the year may start out with all the essentials of a state accredited high school. This has been no easy task since the old building...

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