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Jd Williams (left) and Allen Slagle (right) shake hands at the debate.

VFW annual veteran's picnic

LUSK – Local heroes of America’s armed services gathered at Lusk’s Best Western Pioneer on Saturday, July 20 for the annu- al VFW Veterans’ Picnic. This is the third year that the event has been held at the hotel, which is owned and operated by Tom Wasserburger. Characterizing the venue as the “logical choice,” VFW Commander Ed Tirado explained how Wasserburger’s pop- ular establishment became the Veterans’ Picnic.

Allen Slagle seeks reelection

NIOBRARA COUNTY - Allen Slagle has been on the campaign trail seeking reelec- tion as Wyoming House District 2 incumbent. Slagle is a con- servative Republican and holds strong to his belief in God first with the rest of core Wyoming values.

Planes, cars and pancakes

LUSK – Lusk residents en- joyed a morning of wings and wheels at the Lusk Municipal Airport on Saturday. Planes, classic cars, a free pancake breakfast, and a flour drop competition were just …

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.

Mattheus signs letter of intent for York University

NCHS graduate Aidan Mattheus signs his letter of intent to continue his basketball career at York University in Nebraska on Friday. Pictured, from left, are assistant coach Andie Hubbard, head coach Ed Fullmer, Aidan Mattheus, parents Susan Bartel and Tim Bartel and brother Alex Mattheus.
NCHS graduate Aidan Mattheus committed to play basketball at York University in Nebraska at a ceremony on Friday.

Tiger trio competes in Panhandle All-Star game

Two graduates on the Niobrara County High School basketball team returned to the court with coach Ed Fullmer for the Panhandle all-star game.
The NCHS Lady Tigers garnered third place at state track with 62 points. Pictured, from left, are coach Ron Nelson, coach Sandra Johnson, Gracie ZumBrunnen, Melody ZumBrunnen, Phoebe Allbright, Abby Glavan, Marleigh Smith, coach Chris Skeen and head coach Jim Lyons. Also on the team is Taci Bartschi.
Tracksters snag all-state nods and state trophies
The Niobrara County High School track teams found plenty of success at the state track and field championships, returning with two state trophies.
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.
NCHS golfers conclude spring season
A summary of the Niobrara County High School golf team's achievements during the spring season.
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.
NCHS track teams snag third at regionals
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.

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.

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.
Carla Ann Mill Reed
February 28, 1934 - July 13, 2024
Carla Ann Mill Reed February 28, 1934 - July 13, 2024
Carla Ann Mill Reed February 28, 1934 - July 13, 2024 Niobrara County lost a hummingbird early Saturday morning, July 13, 2024. Carla Reed, 90, passed away at the Niobrara County …
“Todd Hoelmer Fossil Preparation Lab”
LUSK – Celebration of Life and Dedication Ceremony of the “Todd Hoelmer Fossil Preparation Lab” July 19, 5-6 p.m. at the Eastern Wyoming Nature Center, where Todd lived for the …
Beth Green
Karen Beth Green Gilbert March 14, 1941 - June 28, 2024
LUSK – Karen Beth Green Gilbert was born in Billings Montana 3-14- 1941 and left this earth on 6-28-2024. She was the mid- dle child to Clarence Clark Green and Opal Elizabeth Hatheway …
David Keith Boston May 21, 1951 – June 25, 2024
David Keith Boston passed away on Tuesday June 25, 2024 following complications of a stroke. David was a Taoist and it is believed that you come from nature and then go back to nature. Death is a …
Dorothy Mae Vollmer
Dorothy Mae Vollmer October 15, 1935– June 8, 2024
Dorothy Mae Vollmer October 15, 1935– June 8, 2024 TORRINGTON – Dorothy Mae Vollmer went home to be with our lord on June 8, 2024. She was born on October 15, 1935 to …
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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.

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 Notice No. 6124
The regular meeting of the Niobrara County Commissioners commenced on July 2, 2024, at 9:03 a.m. Present were Chairman Patrick H. Wade, Vice-Chairman John Midkiff, and Commissioner Elaine Griffith. Also present were County Clerk Becky L. Freeman and Sheriff Randy L. Starkey. Members of the audience were Brandie Collins with the Lusk Herald, Joe McDaniel and Jeb Hanson.
Public Notice No. 6123
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY FOR 2023 DELINQUENT TAXES State of WYOMING ) : ss COUNTY of NIOBRARA ) County Treasurer’s Office July 24, 2024 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I, Keri Thompson, the duly elected, qualified and acting county treasurer within and for the county and state aforesaid, will on the 27th day of August A.D. 2024 at the courthouse at Lusk in the county and state aforesaid, offer for sale the following described real estate for taxes due and unpaid. The real estate will be sold subject to any special assessments for local or public improvements. Said sale shall take place between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. of said day and will be continued from day to day, Saturdays and Sundays excepted, until all of said land has been sold. The real property to be offered at said sale, together with the taxes, penalty, interest and costs due on the same is described as follows, to-wit:
Public Notice No. 6122
STATE OF WYOMING. ) IN THE DISTRICT COURT )ss. COUNTY OF NIOBRARA. ) EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT NIOBRARA COUNTY, WYOMING IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ) Probate No. 2024-CV-784. EUGENE DELMAR KEYS Deceased NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR DECREE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that David Keys, on behalf of the Eugene Delmar Keys Estate, has filed an Application for Decree of Distribution in the Eighth Judicial District Court, Niobrara County, Wyoming, Probate Number 2024-CV-784, on July 8, 2024. Eugene Delmar Keys departed this life on or about July 19, 2012, in Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming, and at the time of his death he owned as his sole and separate property, the following described real property located in Niobrara County, Wyoming, to-wit:
Public Notice No. 6121
Docket No. 2024 – CV – 785 Notice of Action to Appoint a Wrongful Death Representative for Gideon Hendricks NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That on or about December 29, 2023, Gideon Hendricks died in Niobrara County, Wyoming, of unnatural causes. That on July 12, 2024, Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company instituted an action in the Wyoming District Court in Niobrara County, Wyoming, for the appointment of Michael Hendricks as the wrongful death representative for the purposes of bringing a wrongful death action for the death of Gideon Hendricks.
Public Notice No. 6120
The Town Council of the Town of Lusk met in regular session at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Town Hall on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. Council Members Present: Council Members Tom Dooper, Chantry Filener, Ron Pfister, and Justin Bo Krein Absent: Mayor Douglas Lytle Also Present: Attorney Dennis Meier; Todd Skrukrud, Public Works Director; Desirae Matthews-LeLeux, Clerk/Treasurer; Taylor Willis, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer; Trevor Barner, Golf Course Superintendent; Mike Mayville, EMS Director; Jacob Gordon, Police Chief; Joyce Hammer, Pool Manager; Jay Owren, Police Sergeant