The Valentine Chapter of the FFA attended the District Career Development Events competition on March 5th at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE. The Ag Communications Team of Tessie Harvey Ty Gracey and Allison Robinson took first place and qualified for State competition. The Farm Management Team also qualified for State. Farm Management team members are Dan Cox, Brittney O'Kief, Katie Hale, and Gunnar Hitchcock. Dan Cox placed 2nd individually. The Ag Mechanics team placed 2nd and qualified for State. Ag Mechanics team members are Lance Hockenbary, Nate O'Kief, Jake Fulton, and Triston Eklund. The Agronomy Team of Trevor Bukaske, Tom Harvey, Gunnar Hitchcock, and Rygh...Read More...
Pesticide applicators who apply any restricted use pesticide on “a contractual or for hire” basis are classified as commercial applicators. Noncommercial applicators are those who apply restricted use pesticides only on lands owned or controlled by his/her employer or for a governmental agency or subdivision of the state. These applicators must be certified by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture in a variety of applicable categories. They then need to re-certify every three years. Re-certification training in some categories will be offered in Valentine on March 20 at the Cherry County Extension Office at 9:00 AM CT. Location of the Extension Office is at the corner of 4th...Read More...
A majority of Nebraska's state lawmakers have signed a letter in support of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was signed this week by 29 of Nebraska's 49 state senators. It urges federal approval of the pipeline, which would carry 830,000 barrels of oil a day from Canada to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. Nebraska has been a stronghold for pipeline opponents, including environmentalists and some landowners. A district court judge last month invalidated a state law that was used to approve the project, but the state is appealing. Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion, who supports the project, gathered signatures for the letter. It was signed by...Read More...
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on March 3, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Francisco Maldonado, age 41, was sentenced to 51 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Maldonado was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 12, 2013. He pled guilty on December 4, 2013.
The conviction stems from an incident on June 9, 2013, when Maldonado was in the company of others, at a rural Todd County home near Antelope. Maldonado struck the victim with a frying pan...
The 2014 Valentine Junior- Senior prom “A Shipwreck Dream” will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Banquet will be held at the Peppermill Restaurant at 6:00 P.M. Pictures will be taken at the High School around 7:00 P.M. with the doors closing at 7:30 P.M. followed by the promenade at 8:00 P.M. with the crowning to take place around 8:15 P.M. The public is welcome to attend. The dance will be from 9:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. on the floor of the gym. The post prom event will be hosted by the parents after the dance at the 4-H building.Read More...
The following list of bull sales are paid advertisers. If you'd like to be included on this list, email sales (at) kvsh (dot) com or call (402) 376-2400. If you are outside the Valentine area, our toll free number is (800) 658-4442.Read More...
Five other states are joining Missouri's fight against a California egg law regulating the living conditions of chickens.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster last month filed a lawsuit against the measure set to take effect next year. It bars the sale of eggs produced by hens kept in cages that don't meet California's size and space requirements.
The state attorneys general contend the California law violates the interstate commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution by effectively imposing new requirements on out-of-state farmers.
The five other states joining Thursday are Nebraska, Alabama, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Iowa. Those states and Missouri produce...
The condition of South Dakotas' winter wheat crop and livestock herds hasn't changed much over the month. The federal Agriculture Department says in its monthly crop report that 63 percent of the winter wheat crop is in good to excellent shape, up slightly from 60 percent last month. Cattle and calf conditions are rated 74 percent good to excellent, compared with 77 percent last month. Sheep and lamb conditions are 78 percent good to excellent, up from 76 percent last month. Stockwater supplies in South Dakota are rated 89 percent adequate to surplus, and hay and forage supplies are 95 percent in those categories. Both are unchanged over the month.Read More...
ATV Rider Safety Courses for youth will now be available across the state.
The Nebraska Safety Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney received a
$19,755 CHS Foundation grant to fund its Rural Youth ATV Operator Safety Training.
“People need to understand that ATVs are dangerous, especially for younger kids,”
said Dennis Holtz, ag/transportation safety pillar manager. “There are too many
things that can go wrong. Our safety training helps make parents and kids more aware
of the dangers and teach kids how to safely ride an ATV.”
The program’s goal is to increase the number of youth riders who wear helmets and
safety gear while driving ATVs...
There will be a Cornhusker Economics Outlook meeting Wednesday, March 5, from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM CT at the Niobrara Lodge in Valentine. The meeting will be a concise, fast-paced discussion of the new Farm Bill and other ag policy, as well as crop, livestock, and land outlooks. This will be your chance to learn about the new Farm Bill from one of the foremost Ag Policy experts in the nation, Brad Lubben, Extension Policy Specialist at UNL. Brad will also discuss the policy outlook and program alternatives to help producers effectively combine farm programs, crop insurance, and marketing strategies for success. Kate Brooks, Extension Livestock Economist at UNL, will provide...Read More...
Pierce defended their state title and won their match against the previously unbeaten Minden Whippets on Saturday. The Bluejays had a 69-60 victory to become class C-1 state champions for the second year in a row. Kearney-Catholic won their match up against Platteview 77-69 to take 3rd in class C-1. Other division champions include: Class A: Omaha Benson (defeating Bellevue West 47-43), Class B: Northwest (defeating Lincoln Pius X 66-58), Class C-2: Crofton (defeating Hastings Saint Cecilia 62-40), Class D-1: Friend (defeating Humphrey Saint Francis 44-43), Class D-2: Wynot (defeating Sterling 53-38). Boys state action starts Thursday, March 13th. Stayed tuned to KVSH for more details throughout...Read More...
The Valentine Badger wrestling team braved the cold temps and snowy conditions to travel to Kearney to participate in State Dual Championships on Saturday for their final wrestling match of the season. They defeated Central City and Sargent/Burwell to make it into the final round against David City, but then fell 46-25. The final class C results were:
1st Place - David City
2nd Place - Valentine
3rd Place - Sargent/Burwell-Loup County
4th Place - O`Neill
5th Place - Central City
6th Place - Battle Creek
7th Place - Shelton/Kenesaw
8th Place - Centennial Complete team results are as follows (source: nsaahome.org): Match #1 Quarterfinal: Valentine defeated...
Complete Badger wrestling results are below. We had 6 wrestlers in medal contention for 3rd through 6th place. Tristan Eklund at 152 placed 3rd. Cameron Perrett at 120 placed 4th. Placing 5th were Jacob Hand at 138 and Kalen Hollopeter at 170. Bryan Sliger at 106 placed 6th along with Nate O'Kief at 145. These young men displayed great effort, and will be heading to Kearney for a dual on March 1st.
2014 NSAA Championships Results for Valentine*
The Valentine Badgers traveled to Hershey over the weekend to compete in district wrestling. 13 wrestlers competed with 11 qualifying for the state tournament that begins Thursday in Omaha. Sargent-Burwell edged out Valentine for the win overall, with 204 points. Valentine placed second with 202 and Kearney-Catholic played 3rd. Valentine was invited to to State Duals March 1st in Kearney. The results from districts are as follows: First place: Hudson Pearman at 126 and Tristan Eklund at 152. Second place: Trevor Bukaske at 132, Lance Hockenbary at 160 and Jacob Fulton at 195. Third: Bryan Sliger at 106, Cameron Perrett at 120, Jacob Hand at 138, Nate O'Kief at 145 and Kalin Hollopeter...Read More...
Valentine 2014 Football Schedule: Week 1 @Ainsworth August 29th Week 2 Gordon-Rushville September 5th Week 3 @Chadron Sept 12th Week 4 Winner, SD Sept 19th Week 5 Ord Sept 29th Homecoming Week 6 @O'Neill October 3rd Week 7 @Gothenburg Oct 10th Week 8 Cozad Oct 17th Week 9 Broken Bow Oct 24th Blake Beebout has been hired as the new football coach. Beebout will also be coaching boys BB as wellRead More...