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County Commissioners talk budget

NIOBRARA COUNTY – The Niobrara County Commissioners met for their second meeting of the month, looking over the budget with department heads.

Tagney installed as Supreme President, Benevolent, Patriotic Order of DOES

USK - Sheila (Sides) Tangney, a member of Lusk Drove #64 of the Benevolent, Patriotic Order of DOES, was installed as Supreme President of the Grand Lodge, Benevolent, Patriotic Order of DOES on June 6, in Loveland, Colorado.

Homemakers host state meeting

NIOBRARA COUNTY – The Niobrara County Homemakers hosted the 25th annual Wyoming Homemakers Club state meeting from June 7 to June 9 at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds.
Sports

Pair of Tigers heading to State

Barb Rapp/for the Lusk Herald
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.
Obituaries
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 …
Celebration of Life
Chin Lash (Broyles) A celebration of life for Chin Lash (Broyles), 73, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, on June 27, 2024 at the Washington Park, 325 South Barrett Boulevard, Lusk, …
Service Announcement Ret. M. Sgt. Donald Foley
Service Notice Ret. M. Sgt. Donald Foley Grave-side service with full military honors for Ret. M. Sgt. Donald Foley will be conducted at 11 a.m. on June 22, 2024, at the Dayton Cemetery in …
Mildred (Millie) Wasserburger
Mildred (Millie) Wasserburger May 25, 1930 - May 31, 2024
Mildred (Millie) Wasserburger May 25, 1930 - May 31, 2024
Betty Jean (Carmicheal) Reed
February 15, 1935 - May 29, 2024
Betty Jean (Carmicheal) Reed February 15, 1935 - May 29, 2024
Betty Jean (Carmicheal) Reed, age 89, a beloved figure of Lance Creek, Wyoming, and Niobrara County passed away peacefully on May 29, 2024.  
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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. 6102
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING TOWN OF LUSK June 4, 2024, 5:00 P.M. 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, June 4, 2024. Council Members Present: Mayor Doug Lytle, Council Members Dean Nelson, Tom Dooper, Chantry Filener, Ron Pfister, and Council Member Elect Justin Bo Krein 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
Public Notice No. 6101
Notice is hereby given that on May 22, 2024, 3 Sisters Truck Stop Inc. filed an application for the renewal of a Retail Liquor License in the Office of the Clerk of the Town of Manville for the following place and premise to wit:
Public Notice No. 6100
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 District #1 Vendor Totals Report by Vendor 05/01/2024-05/31/2024
Public Notice No. 6099
Niobrara Conservation District Budget Hearing
Public Notice No. 6098
Community Conservation Meeting The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Niobrara Conservation District, invite the public and any agencies with an interest in conservation issues to participate in a Local Work Group meeting to be held at the Niobrara Conservation District Office (1210 Thompson Street) in Lusk, WY. This meeting will be on June 25th, 2024, at 1pm.