NIOBRARA ONLINE ..... May 17, 2015

EVENTS

May 21 thru 23 - High School Track, State Championships in Casper.

May 23 - Virtual School Graduation; High School rodeo at Buffalo.

May 24 - High School Graduation.

May 24 & 25 - High School rodeo at Sheridan.

May 25 - Memorial Day, No School for Niobrara County Schools.

May 27 - Grades 3 - 5 Rendezvous; 8th Grade Graduation, 7 p.m.

May 29 - Last Day of School for Niobrara County Schools.

June 27 - Alumni and Charlie Chamber Day.

July 10 & 11 - Legend of Rawhide events.

Editors note: After frying a computer chip in one computer (complete with burn marks on the mother board)... then switching to a new machine where old software would not run... followed by buying new software.... and trying to figure out how the new software works (!).... We think... Niobrara Online is back! Thanks for your support! S

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We spotted this fellow back in February, always a good sign of things to come...

After a very dry late winter and early spring, the weather has finally gotten with it and Niobrara has been receiving moisture in various forms. Above, a heavy, wet snowstorm recently covered the entire area and in the last few days heavy rains have caused some local flooding, and water washing over roads (below)....


Now Open... BQ Drive-In...On Main Steet in South Lusk


Niobrara Birthdays presented by
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May 17 - Tom Dearinger; May 18 - Henry Wasserburger, Jacob Haynes, Traylin Bruegger, Freddalou Kilmer; May 19 - Iris Baughn, Joelene Savin; May 20 - Velvet Dorwart, Tina Christianson; May 21 - Pat Pfaffenhauser, Ken Decker, Todd Even; May 22 - Frances Davis; May 23 - Jada Kruse; May 24 - Alysha Smith, Alex, Jasmine, Tamara, Madison McCart; May 26 - Randi Ross; May 27 - Jim Santistevens, Megan Thayer, Dorothy Meier; May 28 - Mary Jo Thompson, Charlie Shutts, Robyn Jefcoat; May 29 - Dale Geike; May 31 - Jamie Bartow, Tim Schrader, Martha Hammer.

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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.

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

Why do they bother saying "raw" sewage? Do some people cook that stuff?..."

Calving season is about over in Niobrara and the brandings have started...

Computers make it easy to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do, don't need to be done. Andy Rooney...

Even with the decline in oil field work in many areas, the highways of Niobrara stay busy with large loads all year...

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The recent snow gave folks some nice roads to drive on...

But the moisture has certainly made the country green and... beautiful...

Sincerity is everything. If you can fake that, you've got it made.

Back by popular demand! Gold in the Black Hills!

While his partners were in Deadwood, Colonel Matt T. Patrick went to Washington, D.C., to perfect mail contracts. He also visited Concord, New Hampshire, where he purchased a number of new stagecoaches from Abbot and Downing and new supply of harness from Hill. On his return westward, Patrick negotiated for two carloads of fine stage horses at St. Louis, Missouri.

One of the first most important responsibilities of the stage company in 1877, was the transportation of the spring "cleanup" from the Hills, which approximated two hundred thousand dollars in gold. Among the special shotgun messengers who brought the shipment through to Cheyenne without mishap, was the gun-handy ex-marshal, Wyatt B. Earp, who was on his way back to Kansas.

Always did the stage company have obstacles to overcome. Wagons would break down, harness had to be repaired, horses played out or became sick, and the there were blizzards, cloudbursts, hailstorms, and wind storms to be reckoned with, tot say nothing of delays caused by road agents. And in addition to all of these things, the increase in travel during the spring, as Voorhees had anticipated, was almost overwhelming.

Cheyenne became the great rallying point for the bulk of the Black Hills travel in those early months of 1877. Black Hillers seemed to spring up like newborn grasshoppers. Parties, both large and small arrived daily.

There was on group of seventy-five from Kansans City, Missouri; more than one hundred came from Maine, intent upon funding a city of their own in the Hills. There was a large party from Connecticut; one from Ypsilanti, Michigan; a and many others. From Shenandoah, Pennsylvania came seventy Cheyenne-to-Deadwood gold bugs, each armed with a Winchester, a hundred pounds of ammunition, hunting knives, and much camp equipment.

And in addition to the many prospectors and businessmen, a large number of "unmarried females" departed for the Hills. Many of them were in the employment of one Al Swearenger, dance hall operator.

On March 21, the Cheyenne and Black Hills Stage company sent 168 passengers to Deadwood. Six fine horses pranced in front of the Concord coaches, each loaded with eighteen passengers, plus about sixteen hundred pounds of baggage. Fifty pounds of Luggage was allowed on each first class ticket. In addition to the coaches there were wagons carrying passengers and express, second and third class... continued next edition!

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