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May 31, 1917


Washington, May 30---Marriage will not save a man from selection. Only those with dependants will be exempted, and even in their case this applies to the first call only. This was made plain at the War Department. Secretary Baker declared that the government would install sufficient machinery to make certain that the dependants were real and not merely semi-dependants.

All men living in Pine Bluffs precinct subject to conscription MUST REGISTER at City Hall next Tuesday, June 5.

Men past 31 should not try to register, as they will be refused and will only confuse the system.


The following regarding Liberty Bonds should be read by everyone. The bonds may be subscribed for at either of the local banks, and this town should do its share along this line.

“There is not a single selfish element in this cause we are fighting for* * *The supreme test of the nation has come. We must all speak, act and serve together.”---Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States.

They also serve their country---Who buy a Liberty Loan Bond.

The Patriotic Rally last Saturday at the Opera House was a very enthusiastic meeting. Owing to the weather conditions the attendance was not as large as would otherwise have been the case, but all who attended were more than repaid for their bravery for facing the inclement weather.

The prime object of the meeting was to secure volunteers for the company that is being raised in Laramie County to go into the National Guard of Wyoming. A blank for signatures was left with Attorney Smith, chairman of the meeting, and anyone who desires to enlist with the state troops may do so by seeing Mr. Smith.


Henry Wisroth, 57, living two miles west of Pine Bluffs, passed away at his home last Thursday at midnight. Mr. Wisroth had been ill many months with diabetes, but had been able to be up and about his work until Tuesday when he was suddenly struck with weakness and from that time he failed rapidly until death relieved him.

Mr. Wisroth was a member of the German Lutheran Church all of his life and was an industrious, kindhearted man, a good citizen and a good American. His going leaves a bereaved family and hundreds of sorrowing friends.


June 2, 1927

Pine Bluffs and vicinity very fittingly observed Memorial Day, Monday under the auspices of the American Legion and Auxiliary an impressive program was carried out in the morning at the Pastime Theater.

Ex-service men and the families of Ex-service men occupied the front of the theater where seats had been reserved for them. The stage was appropriately decorated with flags, wreaths and flowers. Dr. T. M. Steward acted as presiding officer.

The program at the theater closed by the quartette, Mrs. Gross, Miss Wilkinson, Mr. Van Winkle and Mr. McFarland singing, “America the Beautiful.”

A Great Revival

“Send a great revival in my soul,

Send a great revival in my soul,

Let the Holy Spirit come and take control

And send a great revival in my soul.”

Thursday evening June 9th will be the first meeting of the revival campaign. Evangelist R. R. Richards will lead us in those meetings every evening except Saturday. Committees are at work preparing for those meetings. Here is a great opportunity for the community to do a real big job. June 5th Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. No preaching service.

A hearty Welcome to ALL!


June 3, 1937

Cadet B. H. Cobb, nineteen-year-old son of Ty Cobb, baseball immortal, “who acted with great heroism,” according to officers of the New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell, when he dashed from a classroom to the aid of Andre Jaramillo, drowning in the institute swimming pool recently

Dr. P. C. Mockett of Kimball, who had just recently returned from his third trip around the world was guest speaker at the regular Tuesday noon meeting of the Lions Club. His travelog was very descriptive and highly interesting. He was accompanied here by Dr. McAlcer of Kimball.

Dr. Morris was elected as a delegate to the national convention to be held in Chicago July 21 and George Karlstrum was elected alternate delegate.


At a lovely informal wedding Sunday morning at eight o’clock, Belva Buschow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Buschow, and George J. Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Green of Dallas were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents in Pine Bluffs.

The bride was attractively attired in a white crepe gown and carried an arm bouquet of Ophelia roses and lilies of the valley. Clara Buschow, sister of the bride and George J. Antrim, brother-in-law of the bridegroom were the attendants. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served.


June 5, 1947


Farmers are warned of the possibility of a serious infestation of grasshoppers this year. The warning comes from Arling Gardner of the bureau of entomology following a spring (nymph) survey conducted in the Pine Bluffs and Albin communities last Saturday.

Gardner asked that farmers be advised that a light hatch was out among field borders and roadsides between Pine Bluffs and Albin. Farmers should watch the hopper population closely and start baiting when there was 20 hoppers per square yard.

In an open letter just issued from his office, governor Lester C. Hunt says:

“My fellow citizens:

A state-wide campaign to eradicate the menace of flies and mosquitoes in Wyoming has been gathering momentum since last spring and summer. At recent meetings of state and federal entomologists, the state department of agriculture and the state board of health, the decision was reached to make this project an action program.

The goal of this program will be to make communities and rural areas free from flies and mosquitoes that carry disease into the homes of Wyoming families. I ask that every individual, every organization and every public employee pledge himself to aid in fighting disease by eradicating flies and mosquitoes through clean-up drives and DDT spraying campaigns.”

For the first time in several years, the Post has received a liberal supply of first-quality adding machine paper. While the supply lasts we are selling these 20c rolls at $13 per case of 100 rolls. Better stock up now, as there is no assurance that there will be more very soon, and the price certainly will not be any lower.

Gerald Thompson of Carpenter was treated Friday by Dr. M. L. Morris for an injury to his hand which he had caught in a v-belt on a grain elevator.


June 6, 1957


Max A. Kaser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Kaser of Baghdad, Iraq, and former Egbert resident, left Tuesday for an air trip around the world after visiting a few days with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Kaser at Egbert and with other relations here. Young Kaser has completed his first year at the University of Wyoming and expects to return to the states in September to resume his studies at the university. His itinerary includes New York City, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Baghdad where he will spend the summer with his parents. His return will include stops in Iran and Pakistan, at Dehli and Calcutta, India, Rangoon, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Honolulu and San Francisco.

Neighbors with 30 tractors and plows didn’t make a long job of 320 acres in a plowing bee Tuesday for Warren Miller of the Golden Prairie community. Glenn Smith and Sons of Albin donated fuel for the job, which was completed by mid-afternoon.

Miller has been unable to do his spring work because of a broken neck received several weeks ago in a fall from a truck load of bailed hay.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Weber of Burns announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Irene to Gary L. Humphrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Humphrey, also of burns.

The bride-to-be graduated from Burns High School with the class of 1957.

Her fiance was graduated from the same school with the class of 1953 and is employed with the Union Pacific Railroad.

A July wedding at the chapel of the Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne is planned.

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Blake of Hereford are parents of a daughter born May 27 at Memorial Hospital in Cheyenne.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Green of La Grange are parents of a son born June 1 at West Nebraska General Hospital in Scottsbluff.


June 2, 1967


Arthur Sager, 27, of Hay Wash., caused considerable concern to the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) late Sunday when he landed his single-engine Cessna in a field at Albin without reporting in to Cheyenne.

A widespread search by about 25 CAP planes was launched Sunday afternoon when Sager did not turn up in Cheyenne as indicated by his flight plan. It also indicated a possible stop at Rawlins, but Sager said that he had plenty of fuel when he got there.

Sage had stopped at Albin to visit his father, Rev. William Sager, pastor of the Golden Prairie Church. Aboard the aircraft with Sager was his wife, Cloine, 22, and their five-month-old daughter.

Sager said he had tried to radio Cheyenne to advise of his landing but officials there apparently did not receive or understand his message.


June 3, 1977

Georgeann Darden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Darden won the title of Senior Girls All Around Cowgirl at the Laramie Little Britches Rodeo last weekend. With the honor goes an engraved saddle. To earn the title, Georgeann won the pole bending and the daily team roping with Rory Jepson of Casper, Wyo., as her partner. Georgeann has won the pole bending the last three weekends in Little Britches competition.

Jim Matt Darden placed fourth in goat tying and Lisa Merrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Merrick won the Junior Girls break away roping at the Laramie rodeo.

Three suspects are being held in Laramie County Jail in Cheyenne following their capture near Kimball last Thursday.

The trio allegedly took a car from a Cheyenne man who gave them a ride from Wyoming Truck Plaza at Hillsdale.

According to reports, Wayne Lemaster of Cheyenne, picked up the three young men at the plaza and shortly afterward, one of the trio pointed a gun at Lemaster and told him to get out of the vehicle.


June 4, 1987


Texas Trail Market will be the new name for the Pine Bluffs Co-op Grocery effective June 8, 1987

The announcement came from the store manager Gary Allen in a letter to all patrons of the co-op.

In addition, the board of directors have called for a special meeting June 8, where the membership will be asked to amend the Articles of Incorporation.

The move is needed, according to Allen, to comply with Wyoming’s statutes governing “nonprofit corporations.” In the letter to members the amended article would be as stated, “. . .the board of any nonprofit corporation, are not individually liable for any actions, inactions or omissions by the nonprofit organization.”

Two thirds of the members must either attend Monday’s meeting at the Pine Bluffs Community Center or submit affirmative proxy’s before the resolutions would be approved..


June 5, 1997


Burns Day royalty was crowned last night in a special ceremony. Shelly Heske will reign as queen and Mandi Lu Ludtke will serve as Lady-in-Waiting at this year’s event.

The 8th Annual Burns Day celebration is set to kick off Friday June 13, with a community hymn singing set for 7 p.m. in the Burns Community Center.

Heather Anne Ladd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ron and Carmen Ladd of Pine Bluffs, is a member of the Air Force Academy Class of ‘97. The commencement ceremony was held May 28 in Falcon Stadium.

Cadet Ladd will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force and received a Bachelor of Science degree.


May 31, 2007

Three and a half years after a fire destroyed the Pastime Theater and two other buildings on Main Street, the town of Pine Bluffs is looking to receive money to help construct a building on Main Street where the theater once stood.

According to Leonard Anderson, the Wyoming Business Council recommended to approve the grant May 30. The next step for finalizing the grant and securing funds for the building is for the State Lands and Investment Board (SLIB) to approve the project. Anderson thought the board would meet in June or the early part of July.

“I don’t see the SLIB board not denying the grant, especially now that the Wyoming Business Council is behind us,too,” Anderson said. “Of course, there is always that possibility of them saying no, but I just don’t see that happening.”

Additional funds were added to Dr. Charles Reher’s budget to continue with the tours at the Wyoming Windows of the Past Interpretive Center near I-80 at the Pine Bluffs Town council meeting Monday night.

.According to Reher, for the past 19 years the center has been open in Pine Bluffs.


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