By Gary Collins
Pine Bluffs Post Editor 

First day of school eclipsed

 

August 17, 2017

Gary Collins/Pine Bluffs Post

Bobbi Dishman, Principal Burns Jr/Sr High School working on new school year files.

A sign, perhaps, of changing times and priorities is the reason for the moving of the first day of school back one day for the Laramie County School District (LCSD) No. 2 2017-18 school year as opposed to that which led to the suspension of school for three weeks in 1942.

When Donald Eisenhauer moved with his family to Pine Bluffs in September of 1942, he did so in no small part because of the schooling he could receive here. However, due in part to the labor shortage because of the war, the students of the school were released from their education to help with the potato harvest.

This year...



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