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

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100 years ago

W.C. Deming, editor of the Wyoming Tribune, whose friends have been booming him for the republican nomination for governor, announced that he would not be a candidate.

The recent storm in southeast Wyoming, in point of snowfall, was the heaviest in the history of the state since weather data has been recorded, but in other sections of the state there was little or no snow. While snow covered the ground to a dept of two feet in Cheyenne and surrounding territory, less than seven inches fell at Rawlins, and points west of that place in Sweetwater and Uinta counties there was no snow.

Good roads not only bring the market nearer to you, but they improve the social condition of your community because they bind neighbors and friends more closely.

The stunted pines on the bluffs forty miles east of Cheyenne from which the town of Pine Bluffs derived its name, may be ravished that Cheyenne may have Christmas trees. A local merchant last night telegraphed to Pine Bluffs a request that, if possible, small pines be cut on the bluffs near town, and shipped to him immediately. Whether arrangements for the cutting and transportation of the little pines through the deep snow can me made is not yet known. Unless trees may be had this way, the city will probably have a “treeless” Christmas. - Cheyenne Tribune.

75 years ago

A letter received from Greeley Oneal, genial town clerk, indicated that he is enjoying the moderate weather of New Mexico. Greeley is spending the holidays with the Herbert Ray family at Springer, N.M. He writes that when he arrived there a week or so ago people were on the streets in their shirt sleeves and that the weather was very moderate.

Carroll Osborn, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Osborn, has his arm in a sling again. He fell on ice on the street Tuesday evening and broke the same arm which he had broken twice before during the past few months. He broke it the first time while playing with other boys on the rodeo chutes last fall and a couple of weeks later when it became loose in the splints and had to be broken and reset.

50 years ago

Winners in the Pine Bluffs Drug’s Rexall boys and girls contest as announced Christmas eve were: Super grand prize, Soni portable television set, Tom Romig; girls’ grand prize, deluxe Columbia bicycle, Sheila Ann Sweet; first prize, transifonic deluxe 4-speed phonograph, Rebecca Janicek.; second prize piano, Patty Cox, Albin; third, Singer sewing machine, Caroline Badgley; fourth, English pram coach, Debra Bauman, Carpenter.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Sanders and Mark plan to hold an open house Sunday, Dec. 29, at their home, three miles west and one half mile north of Pine Bluffs, honoring her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Rohrer of Cyrus, Minn., who arrived here Dec. 23 for a week’s visit.

25 years ago

The community wishes to express its sympathy to the families of Mrs. Lucille Rupke and Mrs. Fred Constable. They will be deeply missed.

Mrs. Agnes Wynne was a dinner guest of Mrs. Nell Jessop at the Senior Center last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Fornstrom and boys entertained Christmas for Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fornstrom. Charlotte Fornstrom and Dick were afternoon callers.

Hereford Lanes: New Year’s Eve Party, Prime Rib $7.95; any steak. Dancing to Hanging Tree, 9 p.m. to closing.

The Albin FHA sponsored the Jingle Bell Hop Dec. 19 with 30 junior high and high school students and their guests attending. Chaperones for the dance were Bryan and Beth Wood, Richard and Kay Goodschmidt, Ruby Bolin and Cheryl Weigel, FHA Advisor. Music was provided by Robert Grimes.

10 years ago

Concerned business owners, council members and citizens feel clean-up efforts should begin as soon as possible after Monday’s explosions and fire left debris scattered across Main Street and a pile of rubble where the Pastime Theatre building stood in Pine Bluffs. Owner of the building, Marty Goken said he would like to see something go back up there. He said the building was uninsured but they were working on fixing up the building and obtaining insurance.

A full council is ready to take responsibilities and duties as Violet Osborn took her oath and was sworn in by Mayor Donald Phillips to fill the remaining council member position at the Burns Town Council meeting last Wednesday night. Osborn has only lived in the town of Burns for two years, although she has lived in the surrounding area for a little more than three years.

Keller and Miweeze Gleason of Cheyenne will celebrate 50 years of marriage at a reception at 1 p.m. Dec. 27 at the First Congregational Church, hosted by their children and grandchildren.

Lulu Gordon and Donna Coulson of Carpenter greeted 45 ladies to the Area Christian Women’s coffee held Dec. 6 at United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Pine Bluffs.


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