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Summer’s over

Posted: Friday, Aug 28th, 2015
An unidentified LEMS student takes a moment to reflect on the upcoming school year Monday at the LEMS Open House. PALS hosted a free root beer float to welcome back students and encourage parents to get involved. Niobrara County students began classes on Tuesday August 25.
Photo/Lori Himes
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Good samaritans bring cemetery back to life

Posted: Friday, Aug 28th, 2015
135 years ago, railroad workers arrived in the area, now known as Lost Springs, Wyo.  The name is derived from the men who could not find the springs shown on survey maps of the area.  In 1911, the small community was incorporated, after pioneers traveled from Prairie View, KS, to work in the nearby Rosin coal mine, and for the
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Van Tassell celebrates 100 years

Posted: Friday, Aug 28th, 2015
Despite hard winds that shook the big tent set up in the middle of Buckaroo Park, the first day was begun with special opening ceremonies by State dignitaries of the American Legion, who have recognized the American Legion Ferdinand Brandstetter Post #1 as the very first American Legion Post to receive a charter in not only Wyoming but also in
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“Five foot high and rising”, auction and dance a month away

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
"Five foot high and rising", the old Johnny Cash song could easily describe the Niobrara County flood of June 4, 2015. Torrential rains pounded the terrain in a good portion of the county; in a flash of a lightning bolt a flash flood ensued. Manville was the first to receive the brunt of Mother Nature's wrath; boats had
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Manville High School Class of 1950 gathers for 65th

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
The Class of 1950 from Manville High School gathered at the Three Sisters Cafe in Manville a couple of weeks after the devastating flooding hit Lusk and Manville June 4, 2015. It came out in the paper that Three Sisters was opening on Monday to Saturday caused me a little excitement as we had asked for the barroom to hold
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Daniel Patrick Krueger January 19, 1945 - August 8, 2015

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
Daniel Patrick Krueger, 70, of Big Horn, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at the Billings Clinic.
Danny was born to parents, Harvey and Beatrice (Broderick) Krueger, on January 19, 1945, in Oshkosh, WI. .
Danny was a jokester and liked to make people laugh. He was an awesome horseman and one of the best cattleman around. His family
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One more business back underway after flood

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
After the devastating flood at the beginning of June, more and more businesses that were affected, are returning to a somewhat normal life.  Hiway Brake and Alignment has officially reopened it's doors as of last week.  Owner Jim Santistevan, said they have been working round the clock for the last two months to get back on track.  Santistevan is originally
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Hildegard Hillen honored on her 100th birthday

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
Willy and Sue Wilcox sponsored a lovely birthday party hosted by the Niobrara Senior Center honoring Hildegard Hillen on the occasion of her 100th birthday. A beautifully decorated cake was served to the Monday diners that gave them a choice of white or chocolate cake for dessert. Mayor Patricia Smith arrived with a framed proclamation that declared August
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