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.    

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.

The Town of Lusk held their monthly meeting on May 8. There were several town ordinances, an approval of a liquor license renewal, an approval of land leases and the sale of an old fire truck.

LUSK – On April 27, Main Street in Lusk was lined with a variety of colorful corvettes. The Central Wyoming Corvette Club members drove their prized vehicle on a poker run that ended at The Pub in Lusk.

One of the joys of vacations is being able to visit different places that encapsulate the history of the area. One such gem is the Stagecoach Museum. The Stagecoach Museum will be opening for their summer season on May 13.

On May 7, four NCHS (Niobrara County High School) students participated in the University of Wyoming (UW) academic signing day held at the high school. UW Extension Educator, Kellie Chichester worked with Principal Katherine Kruse to arrange the event.

The Lusk Police Department (LPD) has an ongoing investigation with an automobile theft that occurred on March 20. At the time, according to Lusk Police Chief Jacob Gordon, the LPD were investigating a series of thefts involving the contents of several residents’ vehicles. One car was actually stolen and later found North of Lusk. The Niobrara Sheriff’s Office helped with locating the stolen automobile.

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.

Niobrara County High School art students were given the opportunity to compete in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest.

Lusk residents received a sneak peek at Phase Three of the Town of Lusk’s Street and Utility Improvement Project during a Wednesday, April 10 Neighborhood Neeting.

The building for the Niobrara County Sheriff’s Office was determined to have structural issues about a year ago and, now, renovations are now nearing completion.

In The Country Doctor, novelist Franz Kafka wrote, “Writing prescriptions is easy, but understanding people is hard.” Fortunately, the staff of Rawhide Drug understand most of the people who come to them with prescriptions to be filled. After all, those people are members of the very same community where the Rawhide team lives. Situated in the cozy corner of 232 South Main, Rawhide Drug has been providing Lusk residents with personalized service for years. Under the capable leadership of Craig Frederick, the team of Harlie Jo Dreesen, Nery Bostick, and Wendi Dutcher Holt continue to manage the medicines that maintain the town’s collective health.

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Winston Churchill NIOBRARA: This is how Kelly Alexander felt after the first time that he attended a therapy workshop with a mustang in Texas. Alexander still has his mustang, whose official name is Pioneer Endeavor (nicknamed Endy), from that workshop today. He often spends time with Endy. Alexander had had a plan to would retire from the United States Army after serving 25-years. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, he only made it to 22 years. Alexander had served in the US Army and the US Army National Guard. He served in multiple deployments, including both Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Niobrara County Clerk's Office is getting out the word regarding changes to this year's election cycle. One of those changes went into effect on March, 3, 2023. The law now prevents people from changing their party affiliations at the polls on Primary Election Day. Individuals wishing to change political parties will now have until May 15, 2024. The law will not apply to new registrations and changes to political affiliations will be permitted subsequent to the Primary Election. Those wishing to make changes before the May 15 deadline are required to do so in person at the Niobrara County Clerk's Office located in the Niobrara County Courthouse. People will still be permitted to make name and address changes at the polls. According to Niobrara County Clerk Becky Freeman, the new law is meant to prevent "crossover voting," which is an attempt to undermine the results of closed party elections.

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.

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