Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

Looking Back


100 years ago

New hotel for Kimball. - The present Whiteman house is to be removed and replaced by a three-story brick hotel, strictly modern, January 1, 1914. Cost about $34,000 and to be conducted under the management of Fred M. Whiteman. This town has had wonderful growth during the past 18 months, having doubled in population. A new reservoir for irrigation purposes, being under construction here making the second in this district. A flouring mill has just been completed. The overflow of transient business and the establishment of the Lincoln Highway make a new hotel imperative.

As I am retiring from active farming I will, at my farm 4 ½ miles northeast of egbert, Wyo., on Thursday, November 6th, 1913, beginning at 12:30 p.m., transfer to the highest bigger, without reserve, through the agency of W.C. Postin, Auctioneer, and Geo. W. Bremer, Clerk, the property listed below. E.L. Farrington, Owner.

Dawson, N.M. Oct. 23. - (2 a.m., Thursday.) - Fourteen bodies have been removed and seven men have been found alive by rescuers working early this morning in Shaft No. 2 of the Stag Canon coal mine, where an explosion yesterday afternoon entombed the day shift.

75 years ago

Harry Ornelas of this city was crowned champion speller of the state of Wyoming last Friday when he defeated winners from the four other districts of the state at Rawlins. Harry had the distinction of misspelling but one word, “sachet,” in the entire state contest. The winner of this state contest makes young Ornelas eligible to participate in the national spelling contest at Washington next spring. As the state does not sponsor an entry in the national contest, it is probable that local business men will see that the boy gets to attend the contest.

Arnold Schoene, who was badly bruised last week when his clothing became caught in a power corn picker at his ranch just east of Burns, is recovering, it has been learned here. While working with his new corn picker, which is connected with the power take-off, Schoene’s clothing became entangled in the power take-off and he was thrown heavily to the platform and literally stripped off his clothing.

50 years ago

Two brothers from Bushnell, Billy L Key, 28, and Benny L. Key, 27, were killed in a one-car accident 3 ½ miles west of Kimball on highway 30 Sunday afternoon at 2:30. State Trooper John Oliver of Kimball said the car in which they were riding was westbound and went out of control on the rain-swept highway. It skidded broadside off the south side of the highway, jumped a 50-foot wide canyon, and continued into a borrow pit. It was not known which of the men were driving.

Jim Holladay, son of Mrs. Gerald Barkell, is using crutches since re-injuring a muscle in his leg during a football game here Friday.

The Boing company has announced that an open house will be held at the Pine Bluffs Heights Mobile Park at the east edge of town this Sunday, Oct. 27. A model mobile home will be open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., during which time continuous movies will be shown depicting the Minuteman missile and its mission. Coffee will be served during the afternoon to all citizens of the community who attend the open house.

25 years ago

Kelly Krakow, Meriden, Wyo., has been nominated to receive the American Farmer Degree at the National FFA Convention in Kansas City, Mo., November 10-12. Kelly is the son of Gerald and Alyce Krakow. He has been a member of the Albin FFA Chapter for the past 6 ½ years. Kelly has attended Casper College for the past two years and is now attending the University of Wyoming.

Pine Bluffs will open its defense of the 2A State Volleyball title today with a game against Tongue River at 4 p.m. in Casper. Albin on the 1A side of the state tournament will meet No. 1 Cokeville, who is riding a 76 match winning streak, at 2:30 p.m.

10 years ago

When the proposed charter school was shut down by the Laramie County School District #2 (LCSD#2) Board of Trustees in May, parents and students began to look into different options that were available to them. Parents and pupils got together and decided upon the Albin Academy. The Academy’s motto is based on 2Timothy 2:15 which states, “Study to show yourself approved to God.” Students who are currently attending the Albin Academy include Senior Jesse Armstrong, Juniors Lori Peterson and Caleb Blomberg, Eighth graders Cole Lemaster and Walter Wilson, and Seventh grader Tim Malm.

Americans have seen images on national television the past several months of Iraqi dead bodies, the carnage from suicide bombers, and the terror on the faces of Iraqi women, men and children. One soldier, who was home on his two-week leave from duty in Iraq, was in Eastern Laramie County last weekend visiting relatives. Sergeant First Class Edward Joseph “Ted” Walton III and his wife, Michelle and family were spending several days visiting Michelle’s parents, Robert and Sally Plover of Carpenter.


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