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Articles from the October 5, 2017 edition

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  • Fall brings season to an end... while restoring history goes on

    Penny Merryfield|Oct 5, 2017

    Summer has come and gone which brings the closing of the doors of the Texas Trail Museum for the season. This is a process that has been taking place since 1988 when the museum opened its doors with three exhibits on loan from the Wyoming State Museum. The Texas Trail Museum became a reality due to a donation of articles of clothing belonging to Katherine Smith from her son and Charles Binning in 1985. Binning presented the clothing to the Pastime Club. From here they ran with the goal of a... Full story

  • Town Council approves renewals of local liquor licenses

    Amy Votruba|Oct 5, 2017

    Renewals for the annual liquor license’s was on the agenda at the Pine Bluffs Town Council, Monday night. After discussions were held and no objections in the public hearing part of the Annual Liquor License Renewals, it was sent for a vote. They were approved. Discussion was held with regards to the Liquor License for Wyoming Malting needing a correction. It was approved with a date correction on the license. The license for Knotty Pine, Pine Bowl and Trans West Development was subject to the these license being marked on and off premise both... Full story

  • Painted Ladies Migration

    Amy Votruba|Oct 5, 2017

    Have you noticed an abundance of flying creatures in the area? It is the typical time of the year for the "Painted Ladies" butterfly migration. It seems there are a higher number of them this year, probably due to a great summer season of breading that boosted the population. These beautiful creatures have been seen around Pine Bluffs in great numbers this last week. Painted ladies, commonly mistaken for monarch butterflies, are considered a cosmopolitan species that are found across the... Full story

  • Pine Bluffs Branch Library hosted Banned Book Slam

    Staff Report|Oct 5, 2017

    Banned Books? Students, grades 7-12 got the chance to learn about some banned or challenged books and the reasons why. Many of the books that are banned or challenged are taken off of school or library shelves when there are complaints about content, such as language, violence, religious themes, etc. The students had the chance to read a few lines from a banned/challenged book, and listen to community member, Robert Simkins read two of his poems. Instead of clapping, everyone snapped their... Full story

  • The new kids on the block

    Heidi Ritter|Oct 5, 2017

    Pine Bluffs High School has had many new students arrive this year from all over for many different reasons. Mr. Sweeter stated that many of the challenges with having so many new students has been learning their names and trying to build a relationship with them. Mr. Sweeter knows what it's like to be the new person from out of town. He mentioned that he himself is from another town. "I was a principal in South Dakota, and before that I was a middle school teacher in South Dakota," said Sweeter... Full story

  • Richard Gardner: A Veteran's Story

    Penny Merryfield|Oct 5, 2017

    Enlisting with some high school buddies, Delbert and Dwight Eisenhauer, in January 1943 to the Marines, Richard Gardner experienced a let down due to size and weight. The Marines rejection was taken hard, but then Gardner enlisted in the Navy and was accepted in a special program USNI, due to his eye sight. His disappointment faded. Gardner graduated from Pine Bluffs High School, and headed to Denver, then to the Great Lakes for more training, as a mechanic in the Air Corp. Finally landing in... Full story

  • Let's Go Fly a kite!

    Amy Votruba|Oct 5, 2017

    Blue skies and flying objects were seen over the Bluffs on September 30, at least from 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. It was the Pine Bluffs Kite Festival sponsored by the town of Pine Bluffs Parks and Recreation as well as Roger Hinckle/kite advocate. Mr. Hinckle handle the contacts with the professional kite flyers. The parks and recreation department had purchased 100 kites to be handed out to children 14 and younger, 99 was distributed. Hinckle travels around April through September participating... Full story

  • Burns Lady Broncs take Lady Longhorns

    Traci Schneider Coach For the Pine Bluffs Post|Oct 5, 2017

    Burns vs. Kimball, Sept. 28 Burns: 20-25-25-25 Kimball: 25-17-16-23 Malli O'Neal 5 Ace serves Mackenzie Faircloth 18 Set Assists Rachel Kelly 10 Kills Cassidy Weibel 16 Digs Ariana Cudney 5 Stuff Blocks Korbin Liley 5 Stuff Blocks Throughout the season, the Lady Broncs have taken several of their opponents to at least 4 sets. We've struggled maintaining energy and staying in our matches mentally after we've won the first or second. Tonight, we put it all together. After losing the first set, we... Full story

  • Lady Broncs take a fall

    Traci Schneider Coach For the Pine Bluffs Post|Oct 5, 2017

    Laramie, Sept. 29 Burns: 25-20-25-14-8 Lingle: 20-25-22-25-15 Stats: Cassidy Weibel 5 aces Mackenzie Faircloth 19 assists, 17 digs Malli O’Neal 12 assists Rachel Kelly: 12 kills Madisyn Mirich: 10 kills Korbin Liley: 2 blocks The last few weeks have been a test to our perseverance as we haven’t had consistency in the starting line up due to absences related to family events or injury. I’m pleased with the improvements we are making with each game though. Even though our setters were new at the start of the season, they are doing a good job.... Full story

  • Hornets snare Lusk Tigers, 35-8

    For the Post|Oct 5, 2017

    Hornets traveled to Lusk on Friday, September 29, and cinched their fifth victory for the season. Three minutes into the first quarter, #10 Haize Fornstrom scored the first touchdown for the Hornets. The extra point kicked by #20 Andrew Fornstrom was good and they didn't look back as they took command of the field. Running from the 45 yard line, breaking away from 6 Tiger defenders after the pocket collapses, # 10 Haize Fornstrom scored his second touchdown of the night. Completing the... Full story

  • Cross Country brings home 1st Place

    A Rousseau C Manlove D Lee|Oct 5, 2017

    The Pine Bluffs/Burns Cross Country team headed up to Wheatland today for a new kind of meet. The course included a “Gauntlet” of sorts for our kids to conquer as well. Our team was one of 6 teams to compete in the Inaugural Bulldog XC Invite. We did amazing!! Today not only did our kids rock, the JH Boys, JH Girls, and HS Girls took a first place plaque home! Our JH boys took first at the Wheatland Meet. We had three boys place top ten in the 2.5 Kilometer race--Juan Morales (3rd 11:33), Austin Clark (7th 13:49), and Clay James (9th 14:59). Th... Full story

  • Metal to Metal

    Amy Votruba|Oct 5, 2017

    Wild life and metal come together at Alwayz Manufacturing. Dean Bowman started Alwayz Manufacturing in the early nineteen nineties, out of a financial necessity. Bowman with his creative wild life designs and a CNC (computerized Numerical Controlled) Plasma Table has built a world renown business. You can find all different types of metal art work from chairs, benches, barstools, towel holders, business card holders, wine racks, wall art, as well as many other home and business items, at their... Full story

  • ATC Plastics

    Amy Votruba|Oct 5, 2017

    Need plastics molded? The place to contact is ATC Plastic, a subsidiary company of T.A.G. Enterprise's. ATC makes everything from plastic silverware, plastic drinking glasses, dental products, caps and just about everything you could imagine. It is a family owned and operated manufacturing by Ted and Alicia Gawith. They have two employees James Smith and Bill Gawith. Gawiths also run Ted's Auction Service out of Bushnell, NE. ATC has five vertical and one horizontal molding machines. Gawith has... Full story

  • JD Manufacturing

    Amy Votruba|Oct 5, 2017

    Little did anyone know that Rocky Mountain Snack would spur Jerry and Dennis Michaud to start a world wide Kettle Chip equipment company. The building where Step By Step is now was the original Rock Mountain Snack company. Jerry Michaud became the plant manager, on occasion he would needed some help from his brother Dennis Michaud, that was at the time working as a stainless steel fabricator for Anheuser-Busch in Fort Collins. Dennis Michaud would come up and help with some of the repairs on... Full story