August 17, 2015___________________________________


August 25 - 1st Day of School for Niobrara County Schools.

August 28 - High School Volleyball @ Lingle Tourney.

September 4 - High School Volleyball, Crawford at Lusk.

Septmeber 5 - Middle School Volleyball, North Quad at Lusk Middle School.

September 5 thru 7 - Wyoming Rough Riders Mounted Shooting.

September 7 - Labor Day, no school for Niobrara County Schools.

September 11 & 12 - High School Volleyball, Big Horn Tournament.

September 11 - High School Football, Upton/Sundance at Lusk.

September 12 - Middle School Football, Wheatland at Lusk; Middle School Volleyball, Newcastle Tournament.

September 14 - Middle School Volleyball, Harrison at Lusk; Middle School Football, Southeast at Lusk.

Septmeber 16 thru 18 - Blood Draws for Niobrara County Health Fair.

September 16 - K-5 Early Release at LEMS, 1:30 p.m.

September 17 - Middle School Football, Southeast at Lusk; Middle School Volleyball a Lingle.

September 18 - High School Volleyball, Lingle at Lusk; High School Football at Moorcroft.

September 19 - High School Volleyball, Lusk Tournament; Middle School Volleyball, Quad at Pine Bluffs.

September 29 - Blood Drive.

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They came..., they played..., and they had fun... the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle event ended last weekend and yes, as expected, record crowds attended...

The Lusk overpass was re-opened on the evening of July 30 and is serving traffic of all sizes EXCEPT over sized vehicles.
Photos show varies stages of the construction of the temporary bridge...

Niobrara Birthdays presented by
Allbright's True Value
September 2 - Vera Leeling; September 3 - Daniel Adair; September 5 - Rich Pullen, Carol Zerbe; September 6 - Pat Himes, Niki Haslow; September 8 - Kelsey Nelson, Merle Ohlert; September 10 - Connie Fitzwater, Vicki Scott, TerriLou Nelson, Dave Hamaker. September 14 - Linda Lingelback; September 15 - Donna Harris; September 16 - Tyler Fitzwater, Rick Shaw; September 18 - Michelle Burt, Algera Jensen; September 19 - Lee Brown; September 20 - Tom Price, Travis Smith; September 22 - Don Redder; September 23 - Ron Price; September 24 - Marleen Sides, Ken Gaukel, Kathleen Jackson; September 27 - Tacy Thomas, Anita Gieke, Bud Reed; September 29 - Val Peterson; September 30 - Shawn Bruegger, Julie Greenough; October 1 - Carol Pearson, Danny Scott, Paul Even; October 2 - Ron Pfister, Don West; October 4 - Ryan Prather; Ocotber 5 - Shirley Wasson, Garnet Heckert.

Arriving late is a way of saying that your own time is more valuable than the time of the person who waited for you.


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Lusk Recycling Center Information
Hours: Monday - 8am to noon; Wednesday - 8am to noon
Friday - 8am to noon; Saturday - 10:00am to 2:00pm
The following items are accepted at the recycling center - plastic bottles, paper, glass, newspapers, computer paper must be separate, shredded paper, cardboard boxes, office paper, magazines, catalogues, aluminum cans, steel cans (tin).
The recycling center is located next to the EMT barn off of West Daley Street.

Library Hours
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

It has been a wonderful year for local hay crops, we heard two fellows talking the other day and they both agreed that they will both
stop haying this year, "when the next piece of equipment breaks!" ..

Say what is necessary and no more.

The area wildlife have enjoyed the year with plenty of grass to grow on...

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Niobrara Road & Bridge working on a washed out road near Van Tassell earlier this summer...

When I was a child I thought Nap Time was a punishment, now, as a grown up, it just feels like a small vacation! The biggest lie I tell myself is I don't need to write that down, I'll remember it. Lord, grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the friends to post my bail when I finally snap! I don't have gray hair. I have "wisdom highlights." I'm very wise. My people skills are just fine. It's my tolerance to idiots that needs work.

Back by popular demand! Gold in the Black Hills!

One day in March, Voorhees found it necessary to insert a notice in the local newspapers in order to stop a rumor that had spread to the effect that the stage company had passengers booked to fill all coaches for two weeks. The stage superintendent assured the public that the company was fully prepared to "carry all who wish to go to the Hills at once."

On the morning of March 26, 1877, the stage superintendent received the following telegram in Cheyenne from his Deadwood agent, Isaac H.Gray: Eadwood, March 25 Road agents attempted to rob the coach about 21/2 miles from here tonight. They killed Johnny Slaughter and wounded Mr. Iler. We start after body now Notify Johnny's father. Gray Johnny Slaughter, who had lived in Cheyenne some seven or eight years was "highly esteemed" and he had gained a large number of friends in the Deadwood area during the short time in which he had been driving. Voorhees had assigned Johnny to the dangerous, mountain division because he considered him his most outstanding six-horse driver, fearless and dependable.

Funeral service were held at the grand Central hotel in Dead on the evening of Marcy 27, with Rev. Mr. Norcross officiating. A large number of women attend the services, in addition to the men. A second funeral was held in Cheyenne, April 4.

The hearse, drawn by six white stage horses, provided by Luke Voorhees, was followed by more than forty carriages. This was said to have been the longest procession ever seen in Cheyenne up to that time.

Records of the Lakeview cemetery, Cheyenne, show: "JohnnieSlaughter Age 26 yrs. Killed by road agents Buried 4/4/77"

A plain stone marking his grave bears this inscription: John H son of J.N. & E. Slaughter Died March 25, 1877 Aged 27 years

The shock of the death of her son evidently hastened the demise of Mrs. Slaughter, who passed away at the age of 54 years, on April 29, 1877. She was laid to rest beside Johnny.... continued next edition.....

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