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 By Zachary Laux    News    December 19, 2013

Enforcing the Christmas spirit: Police, firefighters bring kids on Christmas shopping spree

Police officers and firefighters from Pine Bluffs chauffeured nine children to K-Mart in Cheyenne Saturday with a surprise - a Christmas shopping spree. "I'm just very happy that I get to be here,"...

 

Last minute Christmas thoughts . . .

There are many groups of people in Wyoming who could use a little nudge of assistance at this time of year. Two types that come to mind are the under-employed and the unemployed. The former are the folks who serve us our food at the neighborhood... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor: Donations bring Christmas joy to children

Editor, This week we are wrapping up our Buddy Bucks program which is a program for less fortunate children in our community. We have been amazed at the generosity of our staff, our parents and more importantly our students. This week in hopes to...

 

Post Editorial: Post Editorial: Christmas concerts fun and important for education

The amount of energy and creativity that goes into the multiple school Christmas concerts and plays does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. The number of people who attend these school-sponsored events is proof of that. But these concerts are not... Full story

 

Obituary: Kenneth Eugene Taylor

Kenneth Eugene Taylor was born August 7, 1922 in Kimball, Neb. His parents were Clarence Otto Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Phillips Taylor. He and his parents lived on the family farm south of Bushnell t... Full story

 

News Notes: Mensa Scholarship Essay Contest

The Wyoming Mountain Mensa chapter of American Mensa has scholarships available for students living in Wyoming. The scholarships for the 2014 competition, ranging in value from $300 to $1,000, are awarded by the Mensa Education & Research Foundation... Full story

 

Hornets' youthful edge cuts in Burns' Classic

Head Coach Will Gray knows the strength of the Pine Bluffs boys' basketball team is also its weakness - youth. The Hornets went into the Winter Classic hosted by Burns knowing it could keep up with...

 

Lady Hornets improve to 5-1 on season

Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets showed up for the Burns Winter Classic and came home with three wins in their stockings for their efforts. Head Coach Lindsey Forbes was very proud of the team that beat...

 

Broncs play competitive hosts for Winter Classic

Burns Broncs Head Coach Sean Patterson didn't let his team play doormat to the visiting teams at the Winter Classic hosted in Burns over the weekend. "We had another quality weekend," Patterson said....

 

Lady Broncs play host for 3 wins

The welcome mat was rolled out, the concession stand stocked and the water heaters were checked for hot water supply. But the Lady Broncs surrendered nothing when it came time to play against its...

 

Burns/Pine Bluffs grapplers make head way

The Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling team made its presence known in the first two weeks of the season with a majority of the members placing in their weight divisions. At the Southeast Tournament in Yoder...

 

Pawnee loses to Peetz

Pawnee Coyotes traveled to Peetz Dec. 13 and lost 58-36. Coach Tim Brunelle said his team played well in the first half of the game. “Our defense was tough, we were smart handling the ball, and had a tie game going into halftime,” he said. But... Full story

 

Student of the Week: Duggan Kriz

Duggan Kriz, a kindergartener at Albin Elementary School knows what he wants to do, and he is not afraid of the work that it will take to get there. "I want to be a police man and carry a gun and one... Full story

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    December 19, 2013

Texas Trail Market still turning profit

Texas Trail Market General Manager Bill Cushing said the cooperative grocery store is doing well, but not making enough to make a dividend. "We are still turning a profit, but it's still not big...

 

Reher Park loads council's agenda

Scott Larson representing Benchmark Engineers presented the plans for phase 1 at Reher Park Monday evening at the Town of Pine Bluffs council meeting. Larson said the bids could go out the first week...

 

Light agenda ends the year for Albin Council

The Albin Town Council met Thursday, Dec. 12 and wrapped up its year with very few items. In the Mayor’s report, Kelly Krakow explained the building expansion off the community center gym will go ou... Full story

 

Bushnell community news

If you’d like to buy raffle tickets ($1 apiece or 6 for $5) for a chance to win a $200 gift certificate to the Texas Trail Market in Pine Bluffs, please get ahold of me. Proceeds go to the Texas Tra... Full story

 

Albin community news

The Albin Baptist Church put on a great show. There was singing and harmonizing with the guests in the audience. 19 church and community members took the stage Sunday evening to bring the spirit of... Full story

 

Burns community news

Happy Holidays from the Burns Branch Library staff! Remember, we are closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25. I love this time of year with the music, the movies and homes decorated with lights. Take a drive around either Burns or Pine... Full story

 

Herford community news

For this third week in Advent at the Hereford Community Church, Steve and Jan Hauer and Andrea Reifschneider lit the candles. Then, Steve Hauer sang “Sent By The Father” for the special. Pastor Opdycke read the Christmas story from Luke Chapter... Full story

 

Banner community news

Due to a recent death in my family, there will be no news this week. However, I would like to remind everyone that school releases at 11:20 tomorrow, Friday, December 20th. Also, the Harrisburg Community Church will be having their Candlelight... Full story

 

No Till Notes: 'Only -16'

The good news is that the temperature only dropped to 16 below zero last night and the weathermen are predicting a slow warm-up for this week. It’s been quite some time since we have endured a prolonged cold spell like this one. By the time you rea...

 

Looking Back

100 years ago The billiard table to be used by the Pine Bluffs Recreation Club has arrived and has been placed in the club room. The slaughter of jack rabbits still continues in these parts. There seems to be plenty left according to reports of the... Full story

 

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