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Roadrunner Homemakers celebrate “Simply Spring”

NIOBRARA - The Roadrunner Homemakers had their scholarship luncheon on May 9 at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds. The Homemakers theme was “Simply Spring”. Luncheon began with a variety of homemade salads and an array of desserts. After lunch, Sena Pearson announced the scholarship winners this year. The first two were Phoebe Allbright and Melody Zumbrunnen. The nontraditional scholarship winner was Cassandra Matney, who was unable to attend the luncheon. Matney did send a thank you to the homemakers for the scholarship they gave her.

3 Sisters open for the season

NIOBRARA – A favorite stop for many Niobrara County residents has opened for the season. Three Sisters Truck Stop has fired its grill up once more to serve some of the area’s most beloved cuisine. “Three Sisters” Lori Carpenter, Shirley Bullock and honoree sister Darlene Adams have owned their restaurant since April 15, 1997. The sisters recently celebrated 27 years of business. This celebration comes in spite of the sisters’ efforts to retire and pass the popular restaurant along to new owners.    

Krein elected as new councilman

LUSK - Lusk voters let their voices be heard on Tuesday, May 7, as they went to the polls to select candidates for Town Council. Incumbent Ronson Pfister successfully retained his seat on the council. Pfister sought another four years so that he could continue to address various economic issues facing not only Lusk, but also Wyoming and the rest of the nation. Inflation and the cost of living have captured Pfister’s attention as of late. He hopes to spend his next four year term tackling those and other issues related to the economy.
Sports

Pair of Tigers heading to State

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Sophomore Kadyn McCully battles his opponent from the LFL/SE team at the 2A East Regional Tournament in Tongue River. McCully punched his ticket to state in the 144-pound bracket at the regional tournament.
Sophomore Kadyn McCully battles his opponent from the LFL/SE team at the 2A East Regional Tournament in Tongue River. McCully punched his ticket to state in the 144-pound bracket at the regional tournament.
Two grapplers at Niobrara County High School qualified to compete at the state wrestling tournament this weekend in Casper by placing in the top eight at regionals.

NCHS golfers conclude spring season

The NCHS golf team wrapped up its season at the spring championships in Torrington on May 10. Pictured, from left, are Franscheska Bannan, Aubrey Manning, coach Ed Fullmer, Camden Rose, Jackson Smith and Hudson Leimser.
A summary of the Niobrara County High School golf team's achievements during the spring season.

NCHS track teams snag third at regionals

Freshman Marleigh Smith clears the pole in the high jump at regionals in Sundance. Smith snagged the regional championship in the event with a leap of 5 feet, 2 inches.
Niobrara County High School tracksters pulled out all the stops at the 2A regional meet in Sundance.
Senior Melody ZumBrunnen catches air in the long jump. ZumBrunnen went on to win the event, along with the 100-, 200- and 400-meters at SEWAC in Glenrock on May 4.
NCHS quartet earns SEWAC titles
A successful weekend at the SEWAC Meet culminated in four NCHS athletes earning championships at the meet.
Lady Tigers host hoops awards banquet
The NCHS Lady Tigers hosted their annual basketball postseason awards banquet.
Sophomore Charlie Gaukel clears the bar in the high jump at the Dennis Zowada Invite in Lusk on April 26. Gaukel placed fifth in the event with a mark of 5-02.
Zowada Invite garners 14 golds and a school record
The Niobrara County High School track team swept the competition at the Zowada Invite on Saturday.
NCHS senior Cory Bruegger garnered gold in the 400-meters at the Best in the West Invite hosted by Scottsbluff, Nebraska on Tuesday, April 23. Bruegger clocked in with a winning time and a new personal record of 51.66 seconds.

Best in the West

Athletes represented Niobrara County High School at the Best in the West track meet in Scottsbluff the previous week.

Penfield jumps into final RMAC championships

2019 NCHS alumni Alec Penfield is preparing to compete in his final RMAC championships for Chadron State College.

Hot performances on a cold day at Pine Bluffs

The Niobrara County High School track team bagged plenty of hardware and posted solid performances at the Pine Bluffs Invitational.

Tiger coaches host basketball awards banquet

The NCHS tigers celebrated an epic season at the annual awards banquet.

Tiger tracksters impress at Upton

The Niobrara County High School track team rose to the occasion at the Upton Invitational.
Obituaries
Virginia May Bryant
Virginia May Bryant October 13, 1915 - April 13, 2024
Virginia May Bryant October 13, 1915 - April 13, 2024 Virginia May Bryant, 108, died peacefully at Hospice of Laramie on Saturday April 13, 2024 in Laramie, Wyoming. Virginia was born …
Barbara (Strube, Sigler) Yonts
Barbara (Strube, Sigler) Yonts April 11, 1937 - April 2, 2024
Barbara (Strube, Sigler) Yonts April 11, 1937 - April 2, 2024 Barbara J. (Strube, Sigler) Yonts of Casper, Wyoming, passed away on April 3, 2024, at Banner Wyoming Medical Center.  She …
Eleanor Aamodt July 8, 1939 – March 26, 2024
Eleanor Aamodt, age 84, of Lusk, died on March 26, 2024, at the Niobrara Community Hospital Extended Care Facility in Lusk, Wyoming. A memorial service for Eleanor will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the First Baptist Church in Lusk. 
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Annual Coyote Days bring in diverse crowds and promote fur and trapping industry.

Attendees at John Graham’s Coyote Days watched demonstrations on the lawn at the Niobrara County Fair grounds.
Opinion

Harriet Hageman:

I have often said that there is a special place in hell for those who pursue policies that are intended to increase the price of food, energy, and housing.

Fresh flavors lighten things up

I think I always found shrimp intimidating because it was always “fancy” food when I was growing up and through much of my adult life. Not to mention, growing up in Wyoming in the 80’s and 90’s shrimp was invariably always frozen and breaded to begin with then deep fried….and it just wasn’t my thing.

News and Views 8.16.23

It was the sound of music to my ears when I heard a rider mower cruising up and down the alley behind my home on Saturday morning.

What a Week

I've been bought and sold on the "Dark Web". For the second time in my adult life I received a phone call stating I was being taken to court for a debt owed from over 10 years ago.
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Public notices
Public Notice No. 6042
The County Commissioners’ meeting was called to order on February 6, 2024, at 9:02 a.m. by Chairman Patrick H. Wade. Vice-Chairman John Midkiff, Commissioner Elaine Griffith, and County Clerk Becky L. Freeman were present. Sheriff Randy Starkey, Brandie Collins with the Lusk Herald , and Sheila Boldon were in attendance.
Public Notice 6041
ORDINANCE NO. 3-5-130 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING EXISTING ORDINANCE 3-5-130 OF THE TOWN OF LUSK, WYOMING TO DELETE THE CEMETERY FEES SET FORTH THEREIN AND TO ALLOW THE GOVERNING BODY TO SET SUCH FEES BY RESOLUTION FROM TIME TO TIME AS MAY BE APPROPRIATE
Public Notice No. 6039
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE Notice is hereby given that on the 14th day of February 2024, Lusk Liquor Store & Lounge LLC d/b/a Lusk Liquor Store & Lounge filed an application for the Renewal of a Retail Liquor License #4 in the Office of the Clerk of the Town of Lusk, for the following place:
Public Notice No. 6038
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE Notice is hereby given that on the 12th day of February 2024, Big D Oil Company d/b/a 1885 Travel Center filed an application for the Transfer of a Retail Liquor License #3 in the Office of the Clerk of the Town of Lusk, for the following place:
Public Notice No. 6036
Pursuant to 21-3-110(a) of the Wyoming Education Code of 1969, the following is a list of warrants over five hundred dollars ($500.00) approved by the Board of Trustees of 2024. Niobrara County School Dist #1 Vendor Totals Report by Vendor 01/01/2024 - 01/31/2024