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County fair provides laughs and learning

LUSK - The barns are all cleaned and the exhibits packed up. The echoes of laughter and tears can be sensed if you stand quietly in the show pavilion. Another year of the Niobrara county fair has passed. For four days Niobrara county had fun, worked hard and made memories on the fair grounds.

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Classics and Cowboys

LUSK - Cowboy hats and classic cars, aviators and Cessnas. Pancakes and sausage. All could be found at the second annual Lusk Municipal Airport Fly-in, Car Show and pancake breakfast. Started last year as a way to promote rural and small municipal airpots, the funding comes from the state of Wyoming.

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Revising the Resource Management Plan

LUSK - Chad Krause, Field Manager of the Newcastle Bureau of Land Management office opened the most recent public meeting with a thank you to those who had taken the time to come to the meeting.

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90 Years and going strong

LUSK - The Homemakers Spring Tea was a nice turnout celebrating 90 years of Homemakers. Claudia Swanson is Regional Homemakers President. She was a class act, involving everyone, and representing each County Homemaker so well.

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Booster club serves up spaghetti and support

LUSK - The Tiger Booster club parents were all smiles at Wednesday’s Mustard Seed dinner at St. George’s Episcopal Church. T

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When her miles added up, the community came together

LUSK - “It’s a small world” always seems particularly applicable to Wyoming and small towns, and this was never more apparent than at the benefit for Barb Rapp on May 5.

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Senior center to host blood draw

Niobrara Senior Center and Wyoming Health Fairs (WHF) will be holding a community blood draw on Thursday, May 18 from 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Senior Center. Appointments may be made online at WHF.as.me/LuskCommunity or by calling 800-979-3711.

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Cattlewomen host a bunch of piglets

Durocs, berkshires, hampshires, yorkshires and chester whites milled about waiting to be told what to do. A pig show? Nope, the annual cattlewomens’ Ag Expo hosted for area third and fourth graders. The pigs weren’t really piglets, but rather students that were divided into groups awaiting the day’s activities. This year’s theme was all about pigs including pig market by products and pig anatomy.

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  • Annual Coyote Days bring in diverse crowds and promote fur and trapping industry.

    Attendees at John Graham’s Coyote Days watched demonstrations on the lawn at the Niobrara County Fair grounds.

  • Historical Talk and Tour:

    Learn more about the history of our area by attending a slide presentation and an all-day tour titled “The Indian Wars of Northwest Nebraska”. The talk in Lusk will be on May 24, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lusk library. In Crawford, the talk will be May 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Crawford library. The tour is scheduled for June 17, 2023. The provided transportation will leave the Niobrara County High School parking lot at 8:00 a.m. and return around 4 or 5 p.m. Crawford tour participants will meet the Lusk participants at Fort Robinson.

  • BLM’s Wheatland Corral kicks off Spring with April wild horse adoption

    The Bureau of Land Management will offer 40-50 wild horses and burros for adoption on Friday, April 28, at the Wheatland Off-Range Corral in Wheatland, Wyo.