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Niobrara 4-H members compete nationally

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
Niobrara County's 4-H Senior Wool judging team traveled to Sonora, Texas to compete in the National 4-H Wool Judging Contest, June 15 - 21.
The Niobrara County team composed of Meghan proctor, Amber Si Jensen and Angelina Bannan gathered 1,627 to place third overall in this completive event. Meghan let the team with 551 total points to
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Walt Sturman April 28th, 1941 - June 25th, 2015

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
Walt Sturman, 74, Lusk, WY, passed away on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at the Niobrara Health and Life Center in Lusk due to diabetes and heart complications.
A Memorial Service will held at the 4-H Shooting Sports Complex at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds in Lusk at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 2nd.  A coffee service will follow and graveside services
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Young dentist returns home

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
A Western Neb. native has returned to his hometown of Crawford, to begin his long time dream of practicing dentistry.  Dr. Danny Hanion, graduated from Crawford High School, in 2004, when his allure of becoming a dentist was sparked while he worked at the vineyard of Dr. Justin Moody D.D.S.  He mentioned to the doctor, that he was interest in
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“Conservation: We’re all in”

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
Area youth gathered once again at Mallo Camp north of Newcastle, WY to participate in the Black Hills Natural Resource Youth Camp June 11-13th. The purpose of this camp is to give youth the opportunity to experience a wide variety of activities and educational sessions teaching them about the natural world and its resources. Other activities included fishing, the Wildman
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Musical Hands performs at CNFR

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
The opportunity of a lifetime was given to the sign language group, Musical Hands last weekend, when they were chosen to perform The National Anthem, during the championship round last Sat, at the College National Finals Rodeo, in Casper.  The group submitted an audition video several months ago, which was then selected by a committee to be put in a
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Larry Eddy celebrates 100th with family and friends

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
A wonderful gathering of family and friends greeted Larry Eddy, longtime resident of the Keeline ranching area, to help him celebrate his 100th birthday. Family came from as far away as Arizona, Minnesota and Washington State as well as many from Niobrara County to join him for his special day. He greeted all with a clear eye of
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Flood Memories and The Future, June 24, 2015

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
This is the first of what is hoped to be a chronicle of the many experiences that happened as a result of the disastrous flood that roared through Lusk and many parts of Niobrara County during the first week of June. 2015.
Massive flood waters reached the town of Lusk shortly before midnight, rearranging the river channel,
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Free laundry service available

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
Members from the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief group arrived in Lusk this week to offer free laundry services for victims of flooding.  Anyone needing their laundry done, can drop bundles off, were they will be washed, dried, and folded.  
They are located at the Crossroad Ministries parking lot, and are very eager to get started with helping anyone in
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Ag Flood Damage ECP Signup

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
The Niobrara County Farm Service Agency is now accepting applications for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) due to the floods this month. Farms and ranches suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance if the damage:
* will be so costly to rehabilitate that Federal assistance is or will be needed to return the land to productive agricultural
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Governor revisits Lusk to survey damage

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
Governor Matt Mead was back in town last Wed. to talk with local business owners, and citizens that were directly affected by floodwaters.  He started his tour downtown, with the Niobrara County commissioners, Guy Cameron from Homeland Security, and Diane Shober, the executive director of the Wyoming Office of Tourism.  Shober had a statement about the economic impact the flood
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