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Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation founder visits NCHS

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
The creator of the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation, visited the Niobrara County High School last Tues., Mar., 17, to present her scholarship program, leadership awards program, and grant program to Principal, Marty Wood, and Guidance Counselor, John Thayer.  Mrs. Thomas travels all over the state of Wyo., to educate on the program.  According to the foundation's website, in 2008,
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City purchases baler

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
The recycle center in Lusk, has applied for, and received a county wide consensus (CWC) grant to purchase a new paper baler.  As of now, recyclers have had to just throw their paper away, because the center hasn't been able to accept it.  The center's current baler is unable to pack the paper tight enough, and the bales fall apart
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Local death under investigation

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
On Friday, March 20 the Lusk Police Department and Lusk-Niobrara Ambulance Service were dispatched at approximately 10:34 p.m. to a local residence. Both agencies responded to the call of a woman with a head injury.
Lindsey Weger, 26, was transported by ambulance to Niobrara Health and Life Center where she was pronounced deceased.
Local law enforcement secured the scene
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School Board accepts teacher’s resignation

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
Niobrara County School District #1 has accepted a letter of resignation from Lance Creek school teacher, Amy Williams.  A regular meeting was held on Mon. evening, with Williams on the agenda.  After a brief letter from Wiliams, and a statement from Lance Creek parent, Rachel Manning, in support of Williams, the board was adjourned into executive session.  The following statement
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Second annual Science Fair fun at LEMS

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
The second annual science fair was held in the Lusk Elementary Middle School gymnasium on Fri. the 13th, from 4-5 p.m.  Middle School science teacher, Karla VandeBossche said, "Part of my curriculum, is that the kids in grades 6-8 have to do a project.  We started thinking of ideas before Christmas break.  When the kids returned, they had three ideas,
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Second train derailment in as many years

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
A second train derailment, in as many years, happened last Thurs., Mar 12 east of Lusk on U.S. Highway 20.  18 Union Pacific rail cars left the tracks, at about 10:15 a.m. spilling coal in the process.  No one was injured in the wreck.  The cause of the accident is still unknown, but is under investigation, which could take up
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