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

Looking Back


100 Years Ago

October 14, 1915

T. E. Robinson and Bride

T. E. Robinson and wife arrived Wednesday on No. 6 from their tour of the west. Mr. Robinson left Pine Bluffs early in September hinting to his friends that he was going to Nebr., for a wife.

He was married to Miss Mattie Rothbun of Belgrade, Nebr., Sept. 14th. They were married at Columbus, Nebr., leaving immediately on an extended wedding tour, visiting the Expositions and other western points of interest.

Mr. Robinson is one of our leading business men here and his many friends welcome him and his bride to Pine Bluffs and offer hearty congratulations.


C. L. Beatty, The Farmer

The dull monotone of city life, the many allurements of farm life, the bountiful harvest this year, the unconquerable determination to do something of lasting good for the race, has caused our fellow townsman, C. l. Beatty, to answer the call “Back to the Land.”

He has bought a new 25-10 h. p. Bull Tractor with two 14 in. plows, which was unloaded here Monday, and will at once begin plowing on his 320 acre farm eight miles north of town. He expects to plow eight inches deep, and conduct a practical, Scientific experimental farm.

Mr. Beatty for years has had strong faith in this section as an agricultural country and has always emphasized the importance of right farming, knowing that this is the only way to make farming a success in any country. Now, he expects to prove his faith by his works. May success attend this worthy enterprise.

75 Years Ago

October 10, 1940

Club Has Basket Dinner

The Sunshine Club held a surprise basket dinner at the J. B. McDowall home Sunday in honor of two of its members, Mrs. J. B. McDowall and Mrs. Floyd Richardson and also five guests, Mrs. Joe Schacher, Louise Richardson, Harry Richardson, Emil Gade and Clarence Carter.

Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Harley McMillen and Violet of Potter, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. William Pettigrew, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Gade and grandson, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McDowall, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Papke and family, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Carter, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Gifford, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Richardson and daughter, Mrs. Joe Schacher and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McDowall and family, Mrs. Floyd Richardson, Messrs. Papke Sr., Francis Chappell, Raymond Carter and Dwight Hoffmaster.


Youngest Marry

Miss Dorothy Fuller, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. chester Fuller, and Arlie Estabrook, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Estabrook were united in marriage at a home wedding at the Fuller home here (Burns) Sunday. Rev. F. J. Stevens, pastor of the North Burns church, performed the ceremony in the presence of the immediate families.

The Bride graduated from Burns high school with the class of 1940 and was popular in church and community affairs here. Mr. Estabrook is farming the Watkins place north of Egbert, where the couple will make their home.

Miss Gladys Fuller of Cheyenne, sister of the bride, and Bernard Bode were the couple's attendants.

50 Years Ago

October 8, 1965

Heifers Butchered

Near Carpenter

The Laramie County Sheriff's office is continuing investigation for suspects in the butchering of two heifers near Carpenter last Tuesday.

Sheriff Harold Conine said a rancher found the fresh beef hides along a county road near the Burns Junction.

The two heifers were estimated at about 500 pounds each, according to Conine. He said they apparently had been butchered illegally.


Hillsdale Woman

New President

County Cow Belles

Newly elected officers installed at the Laramie County Cow Belle luncheon meeting at cheyenne recently were Mrs. Clifford Spatz of Hillsdale, president; Mrs. Edwin Palm Jr., Albin, vice president; Mrs. R. Gail Anderson, Egbert, secretary and Mrs. Ed Francis, Cheyenne, treasurer.

Outgoing officers were Mrs. Gene Tuck, president; Mrs. Spatz, vice president; Mrs. Richard Drake, secretary; and Mrs. Floyd Holmes Jr., treasurer.

The new president announced that a new project of the organization will be beef education. Mrs. Kenneth Kirkbride will serve as chairman.

25 Years Ago

October 11, 1990

Principal's Council Meeting

Today, Thursday, we will be having our second Principal's Council for the year. As you recall this is a meeting in which each of the classes send a representative to eat lunch with me and discuss what they like about our school and also things they would like to see changed. The representatives are elected by their classmates and usually we have a different representative each month. The representative then gathers information from his/her class and then brings that to the Council meeting. The only restriction is that if there is something they would like to have changed they should have a recommendation of what that should be. The Council then talks about the change and offers other solutions as well. As I tell them we are just having a working lunch. We have made some really great changes around the school because of the Principal's Council.


Former Teachers Visit

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Young, Pullman, Wash., visited here and in the Albin area last Friday. They visited Mrs. Edwin Branigan and members of her family at Albin and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Harrison at Pine Bluffs. Mrs. Young, known then as Edna Lowe, taught in the local high school in the 1930's.Leonard also taught here in the middle 1930's. She was an English, Spanish and History instructor and he taught Commercial Subjects and Journalism. In later years Leonard was an instructor at the college at Pullman, Wash. He was a native of Greeley and they visited friends there Friday after leaving here. Leonard's sister, the late Della Fernley, also taught in the local high school. Leonard wrote a book, “Long View from the Prairie,” from Mrs. Fernley's memoirs.


National Merit


symposium participants

Nicole Hartmann went to the University of Wyoming Oct. 5-6 for a National Merit Scholarship symposium. Participants from all over the United States were invited and were involved in seminars according to their major interests. Friday evening they attended a banquet honoring their achievements. They enjoyed swimming and relaxing when not at the university. Saturday afternoon they were treated to a football game. Eric Allen from Albin also attended

10 Years Ago

October 13, 2005

Sandberg competes

for UW Gold

Julie Sandberg of Albin has been selected as one of 12 semi-finalists for this year's University of Wyoming's Homecoming Honors Award.

Six UW Gold winners will be announced at the annual Iron Skull Homecoming Sing Friday, Oct. 14. Cardinal Key, the junior class honor society, sponsors UW Gold, which replaces traditional Homecoming royalty.

The students were nominated on the basis of continued success in academic studies, community service and leadership. Finalists will ride in the UW Homecoming parade and be introduced at the New Mexico football game on Saturday.

Sandberg is a junior at University of Wyoming majoring in electrical engineering.

She is the daughter of Terry and Joanne Sandberg of Albin.


Kesslers celebrate

60th anniversary

Dale and Ella Kessler celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday. A very nice crowd of family and friends came to greet them. Ella's brother, Frank Ziegelmann from Colfax, Calif. And Richard and Phyllis Stull from Ness City, Kan. Came from a distance. Frank has remained to visit awhile longer.


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