2017 year in review

January 4, 2017

n Santa’s Helpers are like real life St. Nicholas. They host an annual Christmas dinner for the residents of Niobrara County, complete with Santa in his sleigh for the children to visit and receive gifts. 

n Jessica Stallman of DelRea Photography had her works on display at the Niobrara Public Library during the month of January.

n With the Christmas break behind them, the Tiger and Lady Tiger basketball teams prepare to face Tongue River, Kaycee, Big Horn and Shoshoni.

January 11, 2017

n Rough N Refined coffee shop, owned by Chantry and Amy Filener, continues to add more to their business in the way of new teas, drinks and tasty baked goods.

n Kassidy Millerwas named to the Chadron State College Dean’s list. Matthew VandeBossche was named to Dickinson State University’s Dean’s list.

n Eleanor and Jess Rodgers celebrated 65 years of wedded bliss on December 29, 2016

Obituaries: Dale B. Collins, September 4, 1924 - January 1, 2017

January 18, 2017

n The Rawhide Rural Health Clinic presented the Niobrara County Library Foundation Board with “Thank-you” cards colored by the Lusk Early Chilhood center to thank them for their donation to the clinic’s “Raising Readers Program.”

n John Eddy, Sean Leimser, Danny Matney, Chantry Filener, Duke Lashmtt, Royce Thompson and Doug Lytle, all members of the Lusk Volunteer Fire Department, attended the Riverton Fire School to further their knowledge and skills to better serve our community.

n Lickety Stitch Quilt Shop prepares to expand over into the old Farm Bureau office building, with more room to display product, conduct classes and provide a better shopping experience for customers.

Obituaries: Sue Marie Fowler Ellis, February 15, 1940 -  January 4, 2017; Orese Lois Vondra, December 20, 1931 -  January 8, 2017

January 25, 2017

n LEMS Science fair allowed the students to showcase their scientific talents with projects such as which bananawill mold faster, does the type of vase affect how long a carnation will survive, and whether color affects a dog’s choice in treats.

n Ed Boner celebrated his 90th birthday with an open house held at the Congregational Church.

n LMS basketball gets underway with matches against the Burns Broncs and the Pine Bluff Hornets.

Obituaries: Zella Rozene Soderberg, February 22, 1926 - January 22, 2017

February 1, 2017

n The historic Cheyenne-Deadwood Stage Line/Hat Creek Stage Station sign, located 13 miles north on US hwy 85 at the Hat creek monument turn off was vandalized. 

n The National High School Athletic Coaches Association announced the advancement of Deb Murray from NCHS as a finalist for the Coach of the Year in the sport of girl’s basketball.

n College honor rolls: Eastern Wyoming College- President’s Honor Roll: Chelsea Baars, Frank Falcon; Dean’s Honor Roll: Mattie Pfister, Denton Shaw, Jamie Thompson. Central Wyoming College- President’s list: Bryce Sturman. University of Wyoming-President’s list:Lexie Kay Dockery, Dean’s list: Kristy L. DeGering, Clayton Bruce Potter, Meghan Jean Proctor, Zachary Thomas Stephens, Ian Brody Zerbe.

February 8, 2017

n Best Western Pioneer received the Best Western Chairman’s Award, the hotel chain’s highest honor for outstanding quality standards.

n This was the 30th year for the Sportsman’s Banquet. There were 135 tickets and prizes given out and there was a chance to win $2,000 which was won by LeRoy Christianson.

-The Legend of Rawhide board had its first meeting to get ready for the 2017 Pageant which will have performances on July 7 and 8. 

Obituaries: Rose Lewis, March 27, 1915 – February 3, 2017; Dale Wayne Jefcoat, February 21, 1950 – February 4, 2017

February 15

n Former Luskite, Grace Estes, 14, now of Farson Wyo., was named Wyoming’s top middle level youth volunteer of 2017 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. 

-Riki Kremers will have her photography on display at the Niobrara County Library-Wyoming Ranch Life Images

n American Legion Post No. 1, first post in Wyoming, first post in the nation. Looking to advance its membership as well as establish more meetings more often.

February 22, 2017

n A pending winter storm with a probability of 6-12 inches of snow and winds at 35 mph has caused a few schedule changes for NCSD No. 1. Groups that were to leave for events on Thursday will leave Wednesday instead. Some groups wont be going at all.

n Arlene Arends celebrated her 80th birthday

n Lady Tigers open regionals against Sundance. The lady Tigers are the No. 2 seed from the SE region and for the first time in many years are balanced enough and capable of making some noise. 

March 1, 2017

n A community-wide meeting was held at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds to discuss the concerns that have arisen from the upcoming Eclipse on Aug 21.

n St. George’s Episcopal church welcomed a new Priest, Rev. Brian K. Gross, to their congregation. 

n The LEMS band and choir held a spring concert and performed under the direction of Becky Mendoza and Anita Trout.

Obituaries: Dick N. Herren, February 25, 1921 – February 24, 2017; Joan Egge, January 22, 1938 – February 22, 2017; Vicki Lou (Hudgens) Frazee, November 28, 1953 – February 24, 2017

March 8, 2017

n The Wyoming Department of Corrections  announced that Mr. Rick Catron was selected to serve as Warden of the Wyoming Women’s Center in Lusk.

n The NCHS speech and debate team prepare to head to Green River for the Wyoming State Speech and Debate tournament after winning team trophies from 5 of their 7 previous tournaments.

n The Real Foods program series was offered to the community by the Niobrara Extension office to help people plan, shop, cook and eat foods that are minimally processed, nutrient-rich, easy to prepare and delicious.

Obituaries: Terry Ray Oehlert, January 15,1953 – February 28, 2017; Robert “Red” Lee, July 7, 1928 – November 26, 2016; Joe Lee Wiggins, August 6, 1961 – March 2, 2017

March 15, 2017

n The NCHS speech and debate team brought home a state championship trophy for 1A/2A schools from the state tournament in Green River. Those representing NCHS were Kayce Bruegger, Nick Johnson, Daniel Kruse, Traylin Bruegger, Gunner Eaton, Lily Canaday, Alli McElroy and Kylie Straugh.

n With a combined total of 102 yrs of service, Rex Groves, Robert Freeman, Mark Bruegger and Jim Wasserburger  were presented with jackets honoring them for their service and dedication to the Niobrara County Rural Fire District.

n The 2017 Tiger Track season kicked off with a trip to Chadron State Indoor Track Meet.

Obituaries: Roberta Rose Kline, January 28, 1941 – March 2, 2017

March 22, 2017

n Jake Heil, Evelyn DesEnfants and Archer Widrick were named NCSD students of the quarter for Niobrara County High School, Lusk Middle School, and Lusk Elementary School respectively.

n The NCHS Rodeo team’s annual fundraising dinner was a huge success feeding approximately 120 people and raising roughly $10,000 for the team.

n Three candidates for LEMS Principal were invited to Lusk for interviews and to appear at a community public forum so that citizens of Lusk may get to know them better.

Obituaries: Garnet (Erlewine) Heckert, October 8, 1935 – March 15, 2017; Corky Greenough, December 10, 1933 – March 15, 2017; Joseph Patrick Dillon, June 8, 1938 – March 19, 2017

April 5, 2017

n Golden Dreams was the theme for prom. William Fish and Amanda Smith were crowned King and Queen while Dylan Miller and Miranda Gilkey were Prince and Princess. Crown bearers were Lainey Wurdeman and Corben Pontarolo. Best Dressed Girl and Boy were Mattie Pfister and Dylan Miller, Cutest Couple was Taylor Gaukel and Eli Wagner and Best Dancers were Mackenzie Lyons and Jayden Matthews.

n Mattie Pfister was awarded the Wyoming Leaders Scholarship through Proud to Host the Best Committee and the McMurry Foundation.

n WYDOT hosted an open house at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds to present future improvements to U.S. highway 20 from Lusk to the Nebraska state line.

Obituaries: Ernest John Stoldt, December 28, 1930 – March 20, 2017

April 12, 2017

n After attending the annual FBLA state leadership conference in Cheyenne, twelve members  from NCHS qualified to comp ete at the National Conference in Anaheim, CA  June 29- July 1. 

n The Lusk Herald launches a new, updated website.  The site, luskherald.com launched on April 1. The new site is designed to fit any screen for ease of viewing, allow readers to share articles  as well as post comments .

n Wyoming was awarded up to $2 million in grant monies to help coal workers impacted by layoffs in the coal industry. Workers in Campbell, Converse, Crook, Johnson, Niobrara, Sheridan and Weston counties are eligible.

n The Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists held their conference at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds in Lusk. 

Obituaries: Rebecca Faye Runyan, February 21, 1936 – April 10, 2017

April 19, 2017

n The Easter Bunny mad a special delivery to Ashland, Kansas with baskets full of donations to help those affected by the wildland fires in Kansas.

n Crystal Zerbe and Nicholas Munoz were named Exemplary Employees of the Fourth Quarter at the Wyoming Women’s Center.

n Brawk Cole, son of Steven and Karla Hill, graduates boot camp on April 21 to become a Private with the U.S. Marine Corp. After a brief leave, he is headed to Rhode Island Naval Academy.

Obituaries: Claire Margaret Smith, October 19, 1934 – April 14, 2017

April 26, 2017

n Lusk Rawhide Lions Club planted a tree at Northside Park.

n Lusk holds its 14th annual walk for Multiple Sclerosis. Following the walk, participants were invited to the Senior Center for coffee and cookies.

n P.E.O. handed out 2 scholarships. Samantha Starkey was awarded the  Continuing Education Scholarship for $1000, and Mattie Ann Pfister was awarded the Gertrude Chamberlain Scholarship for $1,000. 

May 3, 2017

n The Wyoming Women’s Center announced Correctional Officer Laura Vaselin and Ms. Ashley Miller, Business Manager, as Exemplary Employees of the Year.

n Routine traffic stop results in arrests of a Minnesota couple transporting large quantity of marijuana.

n Twenty-five sophomores were sold at the annual sophomore auction. The event is held to raise money for the class.

Obituaries: Irene Vivian Lindmier, December 23, 1930 – April 19, 2017; Gretchen Ann Brummond, November 15, 1977 – April 25, 2017; Darlene Frances Morgan, November 11, 1941 – April 27, 2017

May 10, 2017

n Jennifer Murdza, Family Nurse Practitioner, becomes the newest member of the staff at Rawhide Rural Health Clinic,

n Lusk Elementary Middle School announced that it has been named as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by Franklin Covey Co. Schools that achieve the Lighthouse Milestone are great examples of a strong leadership model, process, and of what it means to be a Leader in Me school.

n Mrs. Engelker’s fourth grade class celebrates Arbor Day with the Niobrara County Conservation District. The class has been working on a project called “The Value of Trees”

Obituaries: Erna Lee Greene, July 25, 1931 – May 3, 2017; Raymond G. Miller, March 2, 1947 – April 30, 2017; Darell R. Tschacher, October 17, 1945 – May 2, 2017

May 17, 2017

n LEMS final concert of the year included 26 pieces performed and a tearful good-bye to Mrs. Anita Trout who is retiring after 40 years of teaching and Mrs. Becky Mendoza who, along with her husband Izaak,  is leaving to further her education . 

n St. George Episcopal Church held a Mustard Seed dinner as a fundraiser for next year’s Mustard Seed. 100 people attended the dinner and enough money was raised to hold 4 dinners next year.

n The 2017 Senior insert was ran. Congratulations went out to 29 Seniors graduating from Niobrara County High School.

Obituaries: Richard E. Ladwig, July 4, 1927 – May 9, 2017

May 24, 2017

n Congratulations Class of 2017. Graduation was at 2 p.m. May 21. The Class flower: Alstroemeria, Class colors: red and white,  Class motto: “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson.

n Niobrara County High School held their final concert of the year. A total of thirteen musical pieces were performed by the band, choir, concert choir, and guitar class under the direction of Becky Mendoza.

n The Head Start organization celebrated 52 years of service. Lusk Early Childhood Center invited Mayor Pat Smith to read her favorite children’s book, “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” by Dr. Seuss, to the kids to commemorate this event.

Obituaries: Gus Gruwell, August 22, 1923 – December 16, 2016; Barbara “Bobbie” Lee Frye, July 11, 1939 – May 14, 2017

May 31, 2017

n Eighth grade graduation was held May 24, and saw 25 students advance to the High School level. Congratulation to the future class of 2021.

n A total of 49 students were recognized for their educational accomplishments when the Wyoming Women’s Center conducted its annual spring graduation ceremony on May 18.

n Earl’s Eats, a local hot dog stand run by Jon Mellott started doing business along Main Street.

June 7, 2017

n Niobrara Strong Day was held to commemorate the second anniversary of the 2015 flood that destroyed several homes, downtown businesses and brought our community together. 

n LEMS to receive new playground equipment. Construction should be finished before school starts in August.

n Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of “American Pickers” return to Wyoming to film episodes of their History Channel television  series.

Obituaries: Darrell Lynn “Duke” Fitzwater, July23, 1944 – May 30, 2017; Rena Starkey

June 14, 2017

n Mother Nature cut loose and delivered a severe storm system across Wyoming and Nebraska on June 12. At least 13 tornadoes were reported as having touched down. Wyoming’s annual record for tornadoes is 12. 

n The annual Cruzin’ for a Cause was held June 10 and raised $620 for the Jason’s Friends Foundation.

n Lusk Swim Team kicked off their 2017 season in Rushville NE on June 10. Seven swimmers made the trip and did well in their first meet.

Obituaries: Patrick Ace Miller, January 27, 1943 – June 7, 2017; Roger Eugene Craggs, May 17, 1946 – June 3, 2017

June 21, 2017

n Izaak Mendoza traveled outside the country to the Kingdom of Bahrain , located in the Persian Gulf.

n Lexie Dockery and Kristy DeGering were awarded the Agricultural Scholarship from the Niobrara County Cattlewomen . They each received $350 to help further their education.

n Monte Wade was the recipient of a $500 scholarship from the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation.

Obituaries: Yvonne Joyce Nelson Higgins, February 7, 1935 – June 4, 2017; Charlotte Mae Forsstrom Sharp, November 10, 1930 – June 15, 2017

June 28, 2017

n Tom Dooper, Tom Wasserburger and Kenny DeGering manned the grill at the Lusk State Bank’s free barbeque, an annual event that happens during the Charlie Chamber Day/ Alumni weekend.

n Joelene Savin and her crew have been manning the firework stand hoping to sell all they can before the big day. Joelene and the Bomb Squad put on the annual show at the fairgrounds, however, she says this will be her final year for the show.

n The Life Leadership in Niobrara County program made its maiden voyage from January to June and was a collaboration between  the University of Wyoming Extension  and the Niobrara Chamber of Commerce. This program had five local participants, and there are hopes to offer it again next year.

July 5, 2017

n Ric Schuyler, class of 1977, honored two of his former teachers, Idy Bramlet and Dave Hamaker at annual Alumni banquet.

n Wooden wagon planter boxes arrive on Main Street and at the Niobrara Community Hospital. This was a 2-year collaboration between the Main Street Vitalization Committee, the Niobrara Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Nelson’s Wood tech class at NCHS.

n The Niobrara County School District is once again asking for donations of meat for their school lunch program. 

July 12, 2017

n The Legend of Rawhide entertained its 71st year of cowboys and Indians, whooping and hollering, horses, wagons and all the pageantry that has become The Legend. This year’s Pageant was dedicated to John Eddy.

n The Lusk Swim Team traveled to Torrington for the second to last  meet of the year. The team did well and cut time off of their previous best times.

n Peyton Kottwitz, a NCHS student, earned a position on the Wyoming State/Provincial National  HS rodeo team. 

Obituaries: William Dale Barbee, December 26, 1928 – June 10, 2017; Bertilla “Bertie” Darlene Jones, May 7, 1932 – July 5, 2017; Danny Joe Bayne, 1957 – June 7, 2017; Mark Ellis Johnson, March 25, 1952 – July 8, 2017

July 19

n The Silver Dollar Bar reopens its doors after a year-long absence. Stephanie Scott will be leasing and operating the business.

n The members of the NCHS Alumni Golf Tournament Committee presented a very generous check back to the Niobrara Alumni Board in the amount of $7,000.  

n The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety recently recognized Sally Myer, RN, MSM of Lusk, Wyoming as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety.

Obituaries: Norma Jean (Martindale) Williams, January 19, 1932 – July 5, 2017; Jamey Raymond Penfield, January6, 1960 – July 16, 2017, Mary Josephine Norman Thompson, May 28, 1921 – July 16, 2017

July 26, 2017

n The NCSD school board has made a decision to move forward with providing a day-care service for their employees. 

n Gymkhana competition held at the fairgrounds as the Niobrara County Fair gets underway.

n Former Luskite, Mark Fullerton, is the owner of Rushmore Tramway Adventures. This attraction features a 40 MPH, 800 foot zipline. A definite thrill-ride for adventure seekers.

Obituaries: Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Berg. July30, 1924 – May 17, 2017

August 2, 2017

n Niobrara local, Clay Ashurst, was seriously injured at the Eastern Wyoming Ranch Rodein Lusk when the horse he was riding collided with a bronc.

n The Buffalo Livestock Auction, in Buffalo, Wyo., was purchased by Gregg Matney and his son Danny.

n Local, Josi Wahlert, has commissioned artwork to help defray cost for three boys from Eastern Europe to be adopted by a Niobrara County family.

August 9, 2017

n The Ag Olympics signaled the wind down of the Niobrara County Fair. Seventeen teams competed and five left with first place bragging rights.

n From July 31 to August 14, the Wyoming Department of Transportation is auctioning off five 8X4 ft aluminum “Welcome to Wyoming “ signs. This is the first time that the decommissioned signs are to be auctioned off.

n The Lusk Reds wrap up another baseball season. The Red Minors finished their season with a 2-2-1 record, while the Red Majors ended with a record of 1-7. 

August 16, 2017

n The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile was spotted rolling through Lusk on Aug 14.

n Preparations for the upcoming Solar Eclipse are being finalized in anticipation of the thousands of extra people Lusk will have in town for the event.

n Hildegard Hillen celebrated her 102nd birthday on Aug 10.

August 23, 2018

n Mayor Patricia Smith celebrated her 80th birthdayat the Niobrara Senior Center.

n The event of the year brought with it 35 planes, 50 skydivers,  over 23,000 vehicles  and people from all over the world  to watch the Solar Eclipse in Niobrara  County.

n Lusk Recreation Department has a new director in Shawn Leimser. Leimser has implemented a new Horseshoe League as part of Lusk’s summer recreation. 

August 30, 2017

n Lusk Post Office sold sheets of commemorative , color changing, Solar Eclipse Forever Stamps as well as a Special Eclipse Postmark.

n Scientists from MIT, CU/NOAA, and the Interamerican University of  Puerto Rico had directional antennaes,   a GPS satellite  and various other instruments to measure the effects the Eclipse had on the Earth’s atmospheric layer.

n The annual Saddle Up for Saint Jude trail ride was a great success raising $3600 for the cause.

Obituaries: Robert Garnett “Bob” Hladky, December 25, 1930 – August 25, 2017

September  6, 2017

n For several days the sun looked like a red ball in the sky due to smoke from various wild fires burning in neighboring states, burning more than 1.4 million acres.

n Rally America comes to Niobrara County. JP Oil in Lance Creek was the location for what has become  the first of what will become  an annual racing event . 

n Lusk Tigers open their football season with a 26-12 win over Burns

September 13, 2017

n Niobrara Conservation District closes out summer with a BBQ held at their new facility located in the Business Park south of Lusk.

n Lusk Tigers are at 2-0 with there win over Tongue River in the first home game of the season.

n Lady Tigers take third place at Big Horn volleyball tourney. 

Obituaries: John Edward Robinson, July 8, 1925 – September 4, 2017

September 20, 2017

n Carla Stroh is featured artist at the Niobrara County Library

n Lusk B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1797 finalizes the last details for their 57th Annual Hunter-Rancher Feed

n Niobrara Chamber of Commerce hosted a thank-you BBQ for those that volunteered their time during the Eclipse

Obituaries: Edith Rosellen Parker Hoffman, August 4, 1916 – September 12, 2017; Vera Leeling, September 2, 1930 – September 11, 2017; John Edward Robinson, July 8, 1925 – September 4, 2017

September 27, 2017

n 1947 Lusk Tiger football team is recognized in celebration of the 94th yr of Tiger Football

n Dylan Miller is named Student of the Month for September

n Lusk Tigers face Pine Bluff Hornets for Homecoming, both in football and in volleyball.

October 4, 2017

n Trisha Hales and Cole Mellot were crowned Queen and King of Homecoming. Attendants were Miranda Gilkey, Cole Hart, Gunner Eaton and Jhuritzy Tena

n Construction was completed on the new playground at LEMS

n An Eclipse-themed corn maze will be the main attraction at Ellis Harvest Home in Lingle this year. This marks the 10th anniversary of what is locally known as “The Pumpkin Patch”

Obituaries: Ella Marie Sides Ward, February 8, 1934 – October 2, 2017

October 11, 2017

n Senator John Barrasso stopped by LEMS to sit down with LEMS Student Council to discuss their part in their future leadership roles.

n NCHS Tigers defeat Kemmerer Rangers in their last home game of the season.

n Kyle Anderson is a new Wyoming National Guard recruit, carrying on a family military tradition.

Obituaries: Christian John Risner, March 17, 2014 – October 7, 2017, Fay Riley McIntosh, December 20, 1941 – September 29, 2017

October 18, 2017

n Big Bucks Bingo was another big success with 200 participants daubing their games in the hopes of yelling “BINGO”.

n NCHS graduate Sally Powers (class of 96), along with the year 2000 “Battlin Bears” volleyball team, was inducted into the Clara Klindt Rocky Mountain College Athletic Hall of Fame in Billings Montana

n Silver Cliff Theatre Company presented a dinner theater of “Stories and Songs” featuring The Silver Cliff Crooners, Heather Goddard, Reese Irvine, Phillip Collins, Joe Fleenor, Matthew Taylor, as well as members from the NCHS Speech and Debate team, Amanda Hicks, Dalton Larson, Deanna West and Norma Langston.

Obituaries: Glenda Jean Hillman Stoldt, May 31, 1934 – October 13, 2017

October 25, 2017

n The Lusk state Bank board members were joined by Senator John Barrasso for lunch at The Pizza Place

n The Niobrara Community Hospital is seeking the re-instatement of the 6th penny tax to use for repairs, improvements and needed equipment at the hospital.

n Barbara Orr is the featured local artist at the Library for the month of October.

Obituaries; William L. “Bud” Allen, May 16, 1925 – October 20, 2017

November 1, 2017

n The Cramped Closet: New and Used Boutique opens its doors in Lusk. Etta Patterson plans to be with Lusk for the long haul, helping people find the things they need at an exceptionally high quality at a fair price.

n Lusk Post Office will be closed for repairs November 9-13

n A case of meningitis was diagnosed and treated in a University of Wyoming student.

Obituaries: Greta Petz Alexander, May 25, 1927 – October 26, 2017

November 8, 2017

n Phyllis Hahn held a book signing at the Stagecoach Museum for her book “And No One Died”, a collection of local stories about our 2015 flood.

n Colonel David W. “Sheep” Herder was presented a military honor quilt by the Niobrara County Quilters in honor of his service to our country.

n Patrick Maez of Lusk was among the Wyoming Highway Patrol’s 93rd graduation class, participating in their swearing-in ceramony on Nov. 2nd.

Obituaries: Leo H. Mohnsen, November 7, 1925 – November 1, 2017; Edmond Arthur Cook, April 12, 1936 – November 2, 2017

November 15, 2017

n Niobrara County local, Phyllis Hahn, is recognized for her many years of service to the local Veterans organizations. Hahn has devoted 66 yrs to thAmerican Legion Auxiliary Unity #1 and 65 yrs to the VFW Auxiliary #3511

n Lusk Herald reporter, Cassandra Matney, has been selected by the Wyoming Association of Conservation Disctricts (WACD) to receive the 2017 WACD Outstanding News Reporter award.

n Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium came to LEMS and launched a high-altitude balloon to gather various forms of information.

Obituaries: Rosalie Ellen Fields, July 27, 1923 – August 25, 2017; Danny Eugene Scott, October 1, 1947 – November 8, 2017

November 22, 2017

n Wyoming Secretary of State, Ed Murray, visited Lusk on November 17. While here he toured the Wyoming Women’s Center, Lusk Public Works projects and stopped by The Herald.

n An image of a 1922 spring snow storm in Lusk if featured in the Wyoming State Historical Society’s 2018 Calendar of Wyoming History.

n Bloomers kicked off the holiday season with an open house November 16.

Obituaries: Janet E. Bruegger, April 1, 1943 – November 13, 2017; Galen Lee Savage, August 3, 1966 – November 15, 2017

November 29, 2017

n 2nd Lt. Billy Kant’s  marker now rests at his parent’s feet in the Lusk Cemetery over seven decades after his death…a rememberance set in stone.

n Lusk Elks Lodge #1797 joins forces with the Santa’s Helpers assuring that the program will continue to be a vital part of the Niobrara County holiday traditions. 

n Chadron State College adds former Lady Tiger, Lisa Arnett Bruegger, to Hall of Fame.

Obituaries: Linda J. Schuman, December 5, 1947 – November 17, 2017

December 6, 2017

n The Does annual Christmas Tree Contest and Auction raised money for the school lunch program and the Infinite Heroes Organization. 

n Stagecoach Museum had its annual Christmas tree lighting on Thursday, November 30. The celebration included Christmas carols sung by kids from Hammertime and Santa was on hand to hear from the kids as well.

n Lusk Junior high wrestlers are SEWAC Champions

December 13, 2017

n Jossie Henderson of Lusk won the title of Petite Christmas Beauty and Talent at the Miss Merry hristmas pageant held by Little Miss Wyoming on Dec 9 in Sheridan.

n Niobrara County Conservation District received awards at the Wyoming Natural Resources Rendezvous convention.

n Best Western Pioneer Court was recognized with the brand’s highest honor, the M.K. Guertin Award at the Best Western Hotels and Resorts’ 2017 North American Convention  held recently in Nashville, TN 

December 20, 2017

n Wreaths Across America and twelve local residents placed over 100 wreaths on Veteran’s graves at Lusk Cemetery.

n Middle School student, Jaden Stauffer, was the Celebrated Local Artist at the Library this month.

n The Lady Tigers swept three opponents while the Tiger boys won two out of three at the eleventh Tiger basketball Jamboree. 

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