Looking Back

 


100 years ago

Pine Bluffs, the center of one of the best small grain sections of the United States, was up to six years ago nothing more than a stock shipping station. In the past six years there has been considerable building activity and the town has grown steadily notwithstanding the fact that the entire country has passed through all kinds of times. The prospects at present are that quite a number of new residences will be erected here the coming spring and summer. The town of Pine Bluffs is supplied with an abundance of pure water from a never-failing well and lighted with electricity by a city owned water and light plant. There is a locally owned telephone exchange which is connected with the Mountain States and Nebraska companies toll line service. The two largest elevators in Wyoming are located at this place and both are kept busy throughout the year.

75 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Miller of Burns were in a Cheyenne hospital over the weekend for treatment for serious injuries received in an automobile accident last Thursday night. Mrs. Miller sustained a broken jaw and many cuts and bruises when she was thrown through the windshield of their car when it failed to negotiate a curve on the Torrington highway near the Gorman ranch and ran into an embankment. Miller received several broken ribs and numerous cuts and bruises when he was thrown against the steering wheel, according to his physician.


Blackbird pies are not merely Mother Goose stories. In 1931, many poor families found the birds to be very palatable.

50 years ago

Among Wyoming and Nebraska sugar beet growers honored at a dinner Thursday evening at the Scottsbluff Country club were Elmer Glantz and sons, Marvin and Rodney of Pine Bluffs, doing business as Glantz and Sons. The Glantz firm was high sugar producer of the Gering factory district at Pine Bluffs with 1,150,124 pounds from 172,7 acres. High sugar producer per acre at Pine Bluffs dump was Clarence Brown and Walter S. Brown Jr., with 7,069 pounds per acre on 23 acres.

Postmaster Vernon Sandman of Albin opened for business Monday morning in Albin’s brand new post office building which was built by Bill Sorensen and is under five-year lease to the postal department. The building faces north on Cheyenne Avenue only a few feet east of the building which had housed the post office for several years.

Pine Bluffs school officials have definitely decided to join with the seven Nebraska schools in the Minuteman Activities Conference following a meeting Tuesday with officials at Dix. The Nebraska schools in the newly-formed conference with Pine Bluffs will be Dalton, Bushnell, Dix, Gurley, Harrisburg, Lodgepole, Lyman and Potter. School officials have notified the Texas Trail conference of their withdrawal.


25 years ago

Former Laramie County Commissioner Jack Humphrey will not be prosecuted on criminal charges of improperly using county equipment for personal benefit according to a statement made by County Attorney Tom Carroll. Humphrey came under attack just after he was defeated for the Democratic nomination for another term as a county commissioner. A citizen’s complaint stated that a county road grader was used to level Humphrey’s private drive. Carroll noted that over the years the road in question had been maintained by the county, even though it had been abandoned in 1977. The County Attorney said this was in line with the general practice that evolved over the years. A group of citizens in Albin supported Humphrey saying that what he did “during his time in office, he has done for hundreds of other county residents.” Carroll backed this claim up by stating that over the years the commissioners had adopted a policy which provided for road maintenance of county employees, leading to and from their place of residence.

10 years ago

Two individuals were involved in a vehicular accident Monday in Pine Bluffs. At approximately 11:30 a.m., Anita Judge of Pine Bluffs was traveling south on Market Street. At the uncontrolled intersection at Seventh Street, she was struck by Mary Durbrow of Windsor, Colo. Durbrow’s car was pushed up into the yard of Keith Hickman at 703 Market. A decorative road tie was displaced by the car. No injuries resulted form the collision.

On the road or playing at home, the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets seem to have no problem taking out the opponents, as they did with Morrill and Burns over the weekend.

Pine Bluffs Hornets traveled and came home with a win over Morrill, 68-59. Pine Bluffs controlled the game as they were ahead by 10 at halftime and up by 14 at the end of the third quarter.

 

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