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Articles from the December 24, 2015 edition

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 By Polly Taylor    News    December 24, 2015

The reason for the season

It's Christmas Eve, and this nativity scene, which can be viewed above the front doors of the Grace English Lutheran Church in Pine Bluffs, simply stated, displays the reason for the...

 

Christmas Light contest winners announced

The Pine Bluffs Recreation Department has chosen this year’s Christmas Light contest winners. Normally there are 10 winners, but last year a winner forfeited their prize so it was carried over to this year’s contest. The winners are: 1109...

 

The darkest day of the year

If my late father had a favorite winter day, it would have occurred on Dec. 22, 2015, this year. That was the day when the nights started getting shorter and the days started getting longer. As he...

 

Is there a Santa Claus? Yes, Virginia...

We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun: Dear Editor— I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends...

 

Correction

It was reported in the Dec. 17 issue that Texas Trail Market requested the $170 rental fee for the community center to be waived by the Town of Pine Bluffs. The request was actually made by Sonja Fornstrom who runs the community center, not Texas...

 

Birth Announcement

Sarah Kessler Chaires and Luke Tillman Chaires, of Torrington, announce the birth of their first child, Morgan Kate Chaires, on Nov. 25, 2015, at 7:21 a.m. in Scottsbluff, Ne. Morgan Kate weighed 8... Full story

 

Community Calendar

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... Full story

 

January 2016 Library News

Pine Bluffs Branch The Pine Bluffs Branch Library will be closed Friday, Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Day, and Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Dinner and a Movie: The Iron Lady Tuesday, Jan. 5, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m....

 
 By Jimmie Earls    News    December 24, 2015

Burns Day cancelled due to lack of volunteers

Burn Town Clerk Toni McNamar says there will not be a Burns Day in 2016 as there don't seem to be enough people interested to help put it on. McNamar informed Burns Town Council Dec. 15 the event is a big deal to prepare and four or five people are...

 

Hornet hoopsters take two of three at Lusk

Coach Will Gray nearly had his boys go unbeaten over the weekend at the Tiger Jamboree, if it hadn't been for a last second comeback by Greybull last Friday. As it stands, the boys have a 5-2 record...

 

Lady Hornets now 6-1 on the year

After a 4-0 start, the Lady Hornets headed into Lusk with plenty of momentum. If it wasn’t for a slim loss to Hill City (SD) over the weekend, the ladies would still be unbeaten. Arvada-Clearmont The Lady Hornets were scheduled to play Cheyenne...

 

Wrestlers place fifth at Wright

Despite dropping two of four matches over last weekend in Wright, the Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling team were able to salvage a fifth place placing at the Wright Christmas Dual. In Pool A, Wright came out on top 42-36, but Burns was able to rebound...

 

Pawnee boys fall to Union Colony

The Pawnee Coyotes boys basketball team fell to 1-5 on the season when they lost 49-39 to Union Colony Dec. 15. Bryce Schnug led the Coyotes with 16 points, followed by Drew Ellis with 10 points. “We played them pretty even, except for the second...

 

Bowling Results

Monday Women 1. Pine Bowl, 305 2. Exxon, 281 3. Texas Trail Market, 267 Women’s Highs Handicap game: Christy Barker, 272 Handicap series: Sara Mullins, 726 Scratch game: Christy Barker, 210 Scratch series: Christy Barker, 533 Wednesday Mixed 1....

 

Broncs improve record with road wins at Lusk

After starting the season with a 2-2 record, the Burns Broncs were able to get on the winning side of things last weekend, taking two of three games at the Tiger Jamboree in Lusk and improving to 4-3. Arvada-Clearmont Last Friday, Burns faced...

 

Lady Broncs 4-3 after wins at Tiger Jamboree

The Burns Lady Broncs went into play last weekend with a 2-2 record. After taking two out of three at the Tiger Jamboree in Lusk, the girls are now 4-3 as they head into the winter break. Greybull Last Friday, the Lady Broncs played Greybull in the...

 
 By U.S.D.A.    News    December 24, 2015

Money available to restore and protect habitat

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of $40 million to help ranchers and other partners in 11 western states restore and protect sagebrush habitat for greater sage-grouse on privately-owned land. The Working Lands for...

 

Hereford News

The next 55 And Up Club potluck luncheon will be held on Friday, Jan. 8, at 12 p.m. at the Friendship Alliance North Church in Grover. Everyone 55 and over is welcome to attend. Come and join in the...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    December 24, 2015

Banner County News

Well, today is Christmas Eve. It seems like many of us await this day/evening all year long. It is the accumulation of one year gone, the good and bad of it, our accomplishments and failures. Our...

 

Albin News

Have you ever been out on a clear December evening, enjoying the twilight and stars above shining down on the crisp white fields of snow? Then, out of the clear blue, wisps of fog drift across the...

 

Ask Wyoming Game and Fish

Q: Can I purchase my 2016 fishing and small game licenses now? A: Yes, you can purchase 2016 licenses for fishing and small game now and be set to go on Jan. 1, 2016. Don’t forget that you will also need to purchase a 2016 Conservation Stamp. You...

 
 By Jimmie Earls    News    December 24, 2015

Elementary students perform at Burns

The Burns Elementary Sixth-Grade Band performed four songs to start off the school's 3-6 Winter Concert on Dec. 14. The band treated the audience to "Jingle Bells," "My Dreydl," "Up on the Housetop"...

 
 By Mark Watson    News    December 24, 2015

No Till Notes: Educational Opportunity

I would like to start by wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is surrounded by family and friends to share in the holiday season together. This is a truly wonderful time of the...

 

Just a few thoughts...about the past year

It’s Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas! How about this weather? I recall it being this cold last year, but I don’t recall this much snow still on the ground. I just recently celebrated my one year...

 
 By Jimmie Earls    News    December 24, 2015

Local governments impacted by state cuts

With state budget cuts for local governments imminent, local towns are bracing to feel the impact. According to a press release issued Dec. 3 from the Wyoming Association of Municipalities, Governor Matt Mead released his biennial budget for fiscal...

 

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