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Articles from the September 28, 2017 edition

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  • Local Veterans Tribute at Texas Trail Museum

    Amy Votruba|Sep 28, 2017

    What is a War Room? In the town of Pine Bluffs it is a room that was started at the end of 2016, in the Texas Trail Museum. At the museum it is know as a "Tribute To Local Veterans" room, all began by moving over Martin Stickies items, that were in the main room. Looking around, it was found that there was quite a bit of military memorabilia that had been donated; including uniforms, pictures and flags. It only seemed natural to display it together. It just started by putting the items up on the... Full story

  • Local Field Day to view soil health cover crops, grazing and improved profitability

    Roger Stockton|Sep 28, 2017

    A field day will be held October 3rd at the Robert (Lefty) Lemaster farm, starting at 3:30 in the field, located 0.5 miles east of highway 213 on Road 227. Natural Resource Conservation Service tristate Soil Health Specialist, Marlon Winger will discuss the 12 species cover crop mix growing on Lefty’s farm and a four species grazing mix as well. Winger says, “With this plant diversity we are mimicking Mother Nature, who loves plant diversity and complementarity, but abhors monoculture of any species. The problem with wheat-fallow is that it enc... Full story

  • Certified Organic Farming in the Pine Bluffs region

    U.S. Dept. of Agriculture|Sep 28, 2017

    U.S. Department of Agriculture - Locally in the Pine Bluffs area there are approximately 15 certified farms and ranches; including Burns and Albin. 2016 sales of U.S Certified Organic Agricultural Production up 23 percent from 2015. United States Department of Agriculture, regional new release. Sales of organic agricultural continued to increase in 2016, when U.S. farms produced and sold $7.6 billion in certified organic commodities, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural... Full story

  • Auxiliary Unit 60 greets visitors with smiles and baked goodies

    Amy Votruba|Sep 28, 2017

    Travelers were greeted with a special treat at the visitors center last Friday. Members of the Donald Eisenhauer American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60 were serving up cookies and lemonade, as well as other helpful information. More than 30 travelers stopped by, during the 1 pm to 4 pm time frame, to enjoy cookies and lemonade. The total visitors at the center over the weekend was 713. The Auxiliary is at the local visitors center and serves up treats once a month. Their service at the visitors... Full story

  • Pheasants Forever plan trip to LaGrange

    Amy Votruba|Sep 28, 2017

    Pheasants and youths come together. November 11, 2017, Texas Trail Ringnecks will be traveling to Lagrange for a work shop, along with Hidden Pines Retriever Club. Texas Trail Ringnecks is just one of the local groups in the Pheasants Forever chapter. High Plains is the adult group. Youth must be a 7th grader to begin participating and are allowed to stay in the group until the summer after graduation. Participates learn hunter safety, working with bird dogs and general group hunt skills. The local group is always looking for adult volunteers... Full story

  • Hornets Inc.

    Cody Jomes|Sep 28, 2017

    With budget cuts on the rise throughout the state, the teachers and administrators in Pine Bluffs have come up with a plan to keep the elective classes from being hit too hard. Students and staff are in the process of jump-starting a new business called Hornet Inc. The business will allow the community to personalize and order shirts, etched mugs, plasma cut signs, cater events, and even change the oil in their car. Students who are working for the company are able to use their hours towards... Full story

  • Suicide Recovery: One man's story

    Scott Schulte|Sep 28, 2017

    There is a certain sadness in the eyes of "Bill" (not his real name) when he talks about the darkest time of his life. No one knew this handsome overachiever was lugging around a burden that became too much, leading him to attempting suicide. "I won't talk about how I tried to kill myself," Bill said. "I don't want to give anyone any ideas. How in these cases are not important. It's what leads someone like me to a darkness so deep and constant that I honestly thought ending my life was the only... Full story

  • 2017 Ag Expo

    Michelle Vercelli|Sep 28, 2017

    The Laramie County Cowbelles hosted their annual Ag Expo September 19 and 20 with over 900 4th graders from Laramie County in attendance at the Archer Complex. With booths ranging from milking a cow to honey bees to learning to rope, the 4th graders learned about a wide variety of different forms of agriculture. They also learned about electricity, stages of wheat from seed to flour, animal byproducts, and the amount of sugar in various foods, along with a John Deere equipment exhibit. There... Full story

  • Hornets hammer Eagles, 51-6

    Scott Schulte|Sep 28, 2017

    The Pine Bluffs' football team came away from Friday's home game against Tongue River with a near-perfect 51-6 beating on the visitors. The Hornets scored in nearly every way possible while putting the clampse on the Tongue River offense. "I thought we played well," said Coach Will Gray. "But we are still missing those big chunk plays. We haven't had many big plays on offense and we need to get that corrected." After Isaiah Montanes ran for a three yard touchdown and Andrew Fornstrom was good... Full story

  • Lady Coyotes swept by Falcons

    Dorothy Timm|Sep 28, 2017

    The Pawnee Coyote Ladies hosted the Briggsdale Falcons Thursday September 21 and lost in three matches. Friday September 22 Pawnee hosted the Peetz Bulldogs. Coach Mary Burson said, "The Pawnee Coyotes came up short with the win against Peetz. Coyotes had a slow start and played hard to catch up and did come up with 2 sets but fell short to win the match. Seniors, Jaycie Hahn and Rhiannon Mowery along with Freshman, Shelby Hoffman, played the net well with many attacks. Coyotes will practice... Full story

  • Lady Hornets Volleyball

    Pine Bluffs Post|Sep 28, 2017

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  • Moorcraft shuts down Broncs, 28-0

    Scott Schulte|Sep 28, 2017

    The Burns football team was on the wrong end of a 28-0 score when they matched up against Moorcroft. After a scoreless first quarter, Moorcroft broke open the scoring with six yard touchdown and 2-point conversion. Five minutes later and just before halftime, Moorcroft scored again. With another 2-point conversion, the hosts were ahead, 16-0. "We're young and it's showing," said Broncs coach Marv Mirich. "We're playing a lot of sophomores and even have a freshman on the varsity team. Even our... Full story

  • Broncs CELEBRATE Homecoming with a big win and lots of activities!

    Sep 28, 2017

  • Broncs Homecoming

    Sep 28, 2017