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NIOBRARA - Lusk Elementary/Middle School (LEMS) first and second graders wanted to show their thanks to the linemen and support staff at Niobrara Electric Association (NEA) for working hard during last weekend’s spring storm.

NIOBRARA - Native Wyoming rancher J.D. Williams is throwing his hat into the political arena with his eyes firmly set on Wyoming House of Representative District Two.

LUSK - The Niobrara County School District #1 school board met on April 10 for their monthly meeting. During the meeting, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team gave a brief presentation about their individual and team performances at the state competition.

LUSK - Saturday may have been cold, but that didn’t stop three different age groups of Lusk children from descending upon North Park for a belated Easter Egg hunt. Originally scheduled for March 30, the hunt had to be rescheduled for April 6 because of snow. While Saturday’s weather conditions were only slightly better, they were still favorable enough to accommodate a crowd of youthful egg hunters.

LUSK - The Niobrara County Chamber of Commerce is seeking community support for a tax that helps generate tourism in the town of Lusk.

LUSK - The Lusk Town Council met on April 2 to approve liquor licenses and conduct the second readings of town ordinances. The council approved the following liquor licenses renewals, with no comment from the public: Town of Lusk and Lusk Municipal Golf Course Silver Dollar Bar and Lusk LLC, Lusk Elks 1797 Young Ducks LLC and Young Ducks Sports Bar Catering.

Do you recognize these Rootin’ Tootin’ Cowgirls aka: Niobrara County Homemakers?  They are the ones who prepared and served the Scholarship Soup and Salad Lunch on March 26. 

LUSK – Niobrara County Commissioners met for the first meeting of the month on April 2. Road and Bridge Foreman Fred Thomas reported there are plans for six auto gates for Cheyenne River and one head wall for 28 Mile Road. There will be pre-bids on April 23 at 10 a.m. and then bids will come open on May 7 at 10 a.m. at the Niobrara Courthouse.

Cheyenne – The Wyoming Department of Corrections will be closing the Aquaculture program located at the Wyoming Women’s Center in Lusk, Wyoming by the end of 2024.

On March 20, in the early morning hours, an automobile was stolen in Lusk. Additionally, there were multiple other reported involving items being removed from other vehicles around town.

LUSK - The kitchen at Lusk Elementary School is attempting to replenish their meat stock and they are turning to the local community for help in that endeavor.

NIOBRARA – The Niobrara County Commissioners met for their second meeting of the month on March 19. The commissioners had a discussion about the Niobrara County Fairgrounds property. Chairman Patrick Wade said he had called Michael Bright of BRC Real Estate and Zack Policky of the Big D Oil Company. Presently, Big D Oil Company is attempting to purchase properties in Lusk for business development. Among those properties is one acre of the Niobrara Fairgrounds. Bright has worked with Policky’s family for over a decade and is currently attempting to broker the purchase of the aforementioned properties. 

LUSK - Lickety Stitch Quilts held “Quilt ‘Til You Wilt” from Monday, March 18 to Saturday, March 23 at the Lusk Fairgrounds. The annual quilting retreat saw robust attendance with a total 143 quilters. Several of the attendees were from other states, including California, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado and Nebraska. According to Lickety Stitch founder Karen Wisseman, retreats like “Quilt ‘Til You Wilt” appeal to a demographically broad set of people from across state lines.

LUSK – The Niobrara County School District #1 school board met on March 11. Niobrara County High School (NCHS) senior Phoebe Allbright was honored as student of the month for January. She had missed the previous month due to illness. NCHS principal Kathrine Kruse presented Allbright with her award. Kruse said Allbright was an excellent student. According to Kruse, Allbright was always willing to help and she will be missed next year.

LUSK - Lusk Community for Kids group received the 2024 Wyoming Education Association of Education Award at the Wyoming Education Association’s (WEA) 92nd annual Delegate Assembly Awards Banquet on March 16 in Casper.

LUSK - On March 13, the Masons of Harmony Lodge #24 hosted the Mustard Seed Dinner. They served prime rib sandwiches, chips and dessert bars. All donations they received were set aside for scholarships and medical assistance funds.

LUSK – On March 5, the Niobrara County Commissioners met for a second time on this day, at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds. The second half of the Commissioners meeting was about the Sidewinder H2 Clean Hydrogen & Fuel project update.

LUSK – On Tuesday, February 20, Lusk Elementary/Middle School (LEMS) students in grades 5-8 participated in the Niobrara County School District #1 spelling bee. All students in grades 5-8 …

NIOBRARA-Niobrara County Commissioners met for the first time at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds on March 5. The Commissioners anticipated a large crowd during their meeting, which would cover two items of particular local interest on the agenda. This expectation proved accurate as the venue quickly filled with concerned Lusk resident

LUSK – U.S. Senate hopeful Reid Rasner appeared at the Thursday night meeting of the Niobrara County GOP (Grand Old Party). A fourth generation Wyomingite, Rasner is seeking to unseat physician and U.S. Senator John Barrasso. Barrasso has held the Wyoming Senate seat since 2007. Rasner took some time to speak with the Herald, laying out an agenda that he says distinguishes him from his opponent.

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