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  • Tis' the Season for Window Painting

    Karen Lipska|Nov 30, 2023

    For years the businesses in Pine Bluffs have had help getting in the Christmas spirit. The Pine Bluffs High School Art students practice their talents on the windows. The school offers the different businesses in town a Christmas scene that the students accomplish. This event was started to encourage the students to step out of their comfort zones plus bring more Christmas cheer to the community. Painting on windows is not a cut and dry task. The students are given a stencil of a Christmas...

  • Burns Town Council discusses an idea of a Dollar General

    Karen Lipska|Nov 30, 2023

    Discussion of a Dollar Store in Burns was on the agenda at the Burns Town Council meeting held on November 27th, 2023. The Burns town council has heavy hearts for the town of Burns concerning Heaven Appleman. They send their condolences to the families of Jeff Appleman, a Utility board member and to Ted Kellner, maintenance worker for the town of Burns. Judy Newton asked for the Burns council to get a Dollar store in town. She believes that it would be a tremendous asset to the community. Newton stated that other towns are able to have dollar...

  • Burns residents recipients of local food drive

    Karen Lipska|Nov 30, 2023

    The Town of Burns hosted a food drive for the local residents to help for the holidays. This was spearheaded by Kelly Groeneweg. Groeneweg has had a food drive for Burns since 2020. She knows people have a rough time struggling to put food on the table. Groeneweg is one of the local photographers around Burns. She works at the school and trains horses in her spare time. Groeneweg believes Thanksgiving is one of the times to give to people. She loves the togetherness of the community and loves...

  • Heaven Lee Appleman

    Nov 30, 2023

    Heaven Lee Appleman was a caring and devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She returned to the arms of Jesus on November 14, 2023 at age 35. She was born to Theodore Kellner and Patricia Morrison on November 3, 1988 in Laramie, Wyoming. After graduating from high school, Heaven pursued her passion for caring for others by earning her associates degree in nursing to become a registered nurse. While in nursing school, Heaven met her soulmate and best friend, Jeffrey Appleman. The coup...

  • Janeane C. Tucker

    Nov 30, 2023

    Janeane C. Tucker, 91, of Pine Bluffs, died at Kimball Health Services on Sunday, November 26, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at the Pine Bluffs Methodist Church with Pastor JR Atkins officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Bluffs Cemetery following the funeral service. Memorials may be given in her memory to either the Pine Bluffs Ambulance or the Pine Bluffs United Methodist Church. A complete obituary will be published next week. The services...

  • Christmas season has begun

    Karen Lipska|Nov 30, 2023

    Once Thanksgiving is done the time for Christmas is officially in the air. At Thanksgiving some families plan what they are doing for the month.Some families have secret Santa's or draw whose present they will be getting. For some, the weekend after Thanksgiving is the time to start decorating the outside and inside. So there is picking the perfect tree, be it artificial or real, setting it up and adorning it with all the special ornaments collected over the years. The Christmas tree was...

  • Healthcare Career Grants Available

    Jennifer James Doctor of Nursing Practice|Nov 30, 2023

    "Ever dream of becoming a nurse? Please see this valuable information from the department of Wyoming workforce services." Newly enrolled students in a healthcare career pathway may be eligible for up to $10,000 toward the cost of completing a qualified healthcare program within a 2-year timeframe. Preference will be given to those enrolled in a Nursing Pathway or Behavioral Health Pathway; however, other healthcare career pathways are also eligible. WyHealthTrain Grants may be available to...

  • BBB Tips for Holiday returns and exchanges

    Nov 30, 2023

    Holiday returns aren’t easy! And we don’t mean the part where you explain to your mother why you returned the sweater she gave you. Stores are not legally required to accept exchanges or give refunds unless the merchandise was defective or misrepresented. While most retailers do offer refund and exchange programs, policies vary greatly from one store to another. Be sure to double-check policies this holiday season, even if you are familiar with the brand, as stores can change their policies whenever they want. The following tips should...

  • Avoid a fire in your home over the holidays: follow these Red Cross decorating safety steps

    Nov 30, 2023

    CHEYENNE, NOVEMBER 27, 2023 The holidays are a wonderful time to get everyone together. Unfortunately, they can also mean a greater risk of a fire in someone’s home. This holiday season, the American Red Cross of Wyoming encourages everyone to follow simple steps to prevent home fires from holiday decorations. “December is the peak time for home fires involving candles and holiday decorations,” said Janet Lewis, executive director, American Red Cross of Wyoming. “Help protect your family by using battery-operated candles and practicing...

  • UW's Cent$ible Nutrition Program Earns National Recognition as Part of Multi-State Effort to Combat Food Insecurity

    University of Wyoming Extension|Nov 30, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo.-Nov. 27, 2023-As part of a multi-state team, the University of Wyoming Extension's Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) recently earned national recognition for its efforts to connect people facing food insecurity with local produce. In collaboration with USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) programs in eight other states, CNP has contributed to the Growing Together Multi-State Collaboration. The group's mission is to improve access to healthy food and pr...

  • Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation members donated the equivalent of 7,242 meals to help Wyoming families

    Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation|Nov 30, 2023

    Wyoming families facing hunger received a boost mid-November with the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee "Harvest for All" project.  The 21st annual fund drive and raffle to benefit the Food Bank of Wyoming raised $2,414 which is the equivalent of 7,242 meals for Wyoming families facing hunger. During the state annual meeting Nov. 9-11 in Cheyenne, county Farm Bureau Federations and Wyoming farmers and ranchers donated money to help the food bank...

  • Barrasso Shares Thanksgiving Dinner with Wyoming Troops in South Korea

    Sen. John Barrasso|Nov 30, 2023

    S PYEONGTAEK, SOUTH KOREA – On Thanksgiving Day, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) shared a Thanksgiving meal with Wyoming service members and their families stationed at USAG Camp Humphreys in South Korea. They're attached to United States Forces Korea (USFK). "This Thanksgiving, Wyoming has a lot to be thankful for, including our brave men and women in uniform who are serving our country. We have service members from all across Wyoming stationed thousands of miles away in South Korea....

  • Pine Bluffs Students compete at SkillsUSA for first time

    Nov 30, 2023

    Pine Bluffs High School is excited to participate in SkillsUSA for the first time! SkillsUSA is a student-led partnership between education and industry focused on building career ready graduates and a skilled future workforce. On November 7, 2023 four PBHS staff took a group of 36 high schoolers to attend the 2023 Fall SkillsUSA Conference hosted at LCCC in Cheyenne. Students learned about the organization's overall goals and got to scope out some of the events that will be held at the State Co...

  • Burns FFA competes at The American Royal

    Karen Lipska|Nov 30, 2023

    Burns Future Farmers of America gave four members the choice of a lifetime event. They had the opportunity to attend The American Royal. The American Royal is held in Wyandotte County, Kansas. This event is for the top competitors in the country. They have different events through the year for competitors. Members of the Burns FFA Chapter competed at one of the Nations premier Livestock shows in the nation bringing home several awards and recognitions. The American Royal is cemented in legacy an...

  • Burns/Pine Bluffs Cross Country Sports Award Banquet

    Jim Merryfield|Nov 30, 2023

    The town of Burns and Burns High School paid homage to their cross-country track team last week. Head coach Ashley Rousseau thanked all the parents for their help and the Thursday night dinners. She also thanked their fantastic bus driver Andrea Griess for keeping them safe during their trips to and from the meets. She said, "it was a successful season with a roster of nearly 15 runners this year." She thanked the principal, coach Gray and coach Hoffman in Burns and old coaches Dustin Lee and...

  • Two Lady Hornets named to All-Laramie Conference Team

    Jim Merryfield|Nov 30, 2023

    Two Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets continue to shine through their talents, even though the volleyball season is over. Hattie Lerwick and Jessica Hoffman have been named to the All-Laramie Conference Team Two. Hoffman and Lerwick helped lead the team to the state championship tournament for the first time in four years. The Lady Hornets placed fourth in the state. Hoffman who is a junior this year will be back again next year as a senior to lead the team. Hoffman who has one of the hardest spikes can...

  • Three Lady Broncs named to All-Laramie Conference Team

    Jim Merryfield|Nov 30, 2023

    The Burns Lady Broncs volleyball team has another feather in their cap. Several of the team members have been named to the Wyo-Sports All-Laramie County Volleyball team and Player of the year. This team consists of six members from all the schools in Laramie County. For the 2023 season three of the six players are from the Lady Broncs volleyball team. Brooke Hansen, one of the leaders of the team has been selected for several other awards. Hansen picked up her second All-State and...

  • Broncs Football Awards

    Karen Lipska|Nov 30, 2023

    The Burns football team held their annual awards ceremony last Monday. The team, coaches, supporters and family members were there to cheer their team on. The team's season did not go as planned so it was a good night to pay tribute to those individuals that stood out this season and to thank all those behind the scenes that made the season so enjoyable. Head coach Travis Romsa opened the night thanking all the parents and individuals that made the season possible. He thanked the bus driver who...

  • Madison Foley receives Honors

    Jim Merryfield|Nov 30, 2023

    Madison Foley, the Lady Broncs Libero (defensive expert) has been selected to the All-Laramie County Team Two. Foley has received the All-Southeast Quadrant honors as well as All-Conference Honors plus this award. Foley, who broke the schools record for successful serve-receives with 1,320 in her high school career, also had 488 digs this season....

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