April 12 -High School Track, Guernsey Invitational; Lusk Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 1:00, Northside Park ... ARRIVE EARLY!

April 16 - LEMS K-5 early release, 1:30 p.m..

April 17 - High School Track, Tony Lehner Invitational at Glenrock; Middle School Track, at Guernsey.

April 18 thru 21 - Easter Break for Niobrara County Schools.

April 22 - Middle School Track, at Torrington hosted by South East.

April 24 thru 26 - State Art Symposium at Casper.

April 24 - Local Foods Expo, Niobrara County Fairgrounds, 5 - 8 p.m.

April 25 - High School Track, Douglas Invitational.

April 26 - High School Track at Pine Bluffs; Middle School Track at Douglas.

April 26 - 4th of July benefit dinner/auction, Niobrara County Fairgrounds. doors open 5:00, dinner 5:30, auction 7:00 p.m. Serving smoked ribs, sloppy joes, adult beverages and more for $10 per person. All proceeds go towards Lusk 4th of July festivities.

April 29 - High School Track, Best of the West at Scottsbluff.

May 1 - High Musical, NCHS Auditorium, 7 p.m.

May 2 - High School Track, Wyoming Track Classic at Casper.

May 3 - High School track, Goshen County Invitational.

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The new Lusk swimming pool construction is coming right along, although the photos can be somewhat confusing.
Workers tell us that the believe the project to be right on schedule....

Niobrara Birthdays presented by
Allbright's True Value
April 1 - Kelly Stone, Dean Poeppe; April 2 - Kiffani Skrukurd, Jim Cerha; April 3 - Sheila Tangney; April 4 - Judi Fogle, Keri Thompson, Breanna Bredthauer, Shelby Fitzwater; April 5 - Jim Kremers; April 6 - Jim Bonsell, Jeffrey Cruz; April 7 - Jennifer Thompson; April 8 - Ashley Burt, Jake Reed; April 10 - Walt Wasserburger; April 11 - Robert Lancaster, Kurt Lancaster; April 12 - Allison Rhodes, Jordan Price, Gail Santistevens; April 13 - Ken DeGering, Nellie Kratzer; April 15 - Emily Decker; Warren Broyles - April 17 - Darrell Frye - April 18 Al Titchener; Deb Sassman; April 19 - Amber Christainson; April 20 - Laura Waldock; April 21 - Arlene Rapp, Leonard Horn, Phyllis Hahn, Jessica Bruegger; April 22 - Jeff McElroy; Ron Matthews; April 23 - Larry Mohnsen; Donna Parmley, Ruby Burt; Tom Bartelt; April 24 - Dixie Blaney; Noel Santisteven; April 25 - Mike Carlson; April 26 - Matt Dockery, Steve Kant; Samantha Woodington; April 28 - Lacey Lingelbach, Kelly Fitzwater.

2014 Annual Spring
4 Point Pitch Tournament

January 26 - Lusk Elks ** February 16 - Manville ** March 2 - The Pub ** March 9 -Lost Springs
March 16 - Lusk Elks ** March 30 - Silver Dollar ** April 13 - Lusk Liquor Store

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From a reader...They Walk Among Us: I was at the checkout of a K-Mart. The clerk rang up $46.64 charge. I Gave her a fifty dollar bill. She gave me back $46.64. I gave the money back to her and told her that she had made a mistake in MY favor. She became indignant and informed me she was Educated and knew what she was doing, and returned the money again. I gave her the Money back .... same scenario! I departed the store with the $46.64. .


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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.

Calving season is well advanced and about anywhere you drive in the county you're likely to see this familiar scene...

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. Victor Borge.

Pipe is unloaded along Kirtley Road where it is being stacked for use in a new east-west gas pipeline...

Every Spring we wait for these guys to show up and give a real sign of hope that winter
is nearing the end, this year we saw this fellow on the morning of March 20...

We shot this photo during the last big snow storm in March, white isn't it?

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Back by popular demand! Gold in the Black Hills!

Additional new coaches and many more horses had been purchased by the stage company in anticipation of a through tri-weekly service. Superintendent Voorhees immediately concentrated upon reducing the time of the stage runs from four days to two and one-half days. During October he was listed many times as a passenger on the stagecoaches in and out of Cheyenne. Voorhees was a splendid executive but he was not much of a reins man. He could not handle the lines on a four or six-horse hitch. He either rode horseback up and down the line, drove a team hitched to a buckboard or buggy, or sat on the boot next to the coach driver.

In recognition of the almost superhuman task which the owners of the stage accompany had accomplished in pushing the line through to Deadwood so quickly, the Omaha Bee said: "Cheyenne is now the boss at the cue on Black Hills transportation."

In the same month that the first stage went through to Deadwood, stage wagons brought the Wheeler Brothers to Cheyenne, with an escort of fifteen men. They had with them four hundred thousand dollars worth of gold taken from their famous claim, no. 2 on Deadwood Creek. The gold, in the form of coarse flat flakes, was carried in bags packed in stout satchels. One man who saw the treasure reported that there were enough sacks of gold to cover the floor of a hotel room at the Inter-Ocean.

A frequent Concord passenger in the autumn of 1876, was Buffalo Bill, who was a personal friend of Luke Voorhees. They had met nineteen years before when Voorhees was on his first buffalo hunt and had stopped for a meal at the Cody farm of Salt creek in Kansas.

Numerous army officers and soldiers also were passengers on the stage, including General Crook and some of his men, who had reached Deadwood after their ill-fated summer campaign on Power River. After having subsisted on horse meat for seven days and having suffered almost indescribable hardships, Crook looked upon Deadwood as a Golconda, indeed.

One military group over the stage line comprised General Phil Sheridan and his party, who were escorting M. Notu, commander-in-in-chief of the royal army of Japan, and two of his best generals, Y. Fukushima and S. Tashoro. These Japanese officers toured the forts nearby and the Indian agencies, and then returned to Cheyenne via coach, To "still further investigate the working of our military system before returning to their native land."

Not all the cargo, however, pertained to the military and to the pursuit of gold mining. At the ninth annual meeting of the Cheyenne Bible society, held in late autumn, about sixty dollars was collected and a committee was appointed to distribute copies of the Bible in the Black Hills mining towns. Soon afterward, Reverend J.Y. Cowhick was listed as a passenger on the Black Hills stage. There were Bibles "in the boot."

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