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Girls golf team on new Fredrick Peak Golf Club. Course is still closed to the public at this time.


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  An informational meeting on wind energy development and transmission lines in the Sandhills was held last night at the Bullseye community building in Mullen. The meeting was well organized and well ran by organizers Katie Mundorf and Tracy Kramer. There were an estimated 150 people who attended the meeting with standing room only. About 70% of the questions were directed to panel members Matt Coble, of Cherry County Wind, and Eric Johnson of Bluestem Sandhills. The other panelists were longtime rancher AB Cox and relatively new Cherry County landowner Kevin Willert. There were questions about eminent domain, upkeep of roads, taxes and location of turbines. Johnson and Coble stated that...

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    The Valentine Economic Development Board met on Monday evening for a regular meeting. The board continues to discuss workforce housing which has been an issue for the community for several years. Workforce housing is described as housing for people who are in the local workforce, but may not be able to afford current market housing. The economic development board will explore opportunities to work with developers to aid in efforts to build more single family housing units or affordable rental properties. A reminder that the local ED board also can assist with financing of a business purchase, expansion or start up business. The local funds can provide gap financing to supplement traditional...

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  The Valentine Golf course development board continues to make great progress on the new community golf course on the northeast edge of Valentine. Several volunteers have been assisting the grounds crew to help get construction completed for a projected opening in the spring of 2017. Course superintendent Tad Buechle reports that the course is improving everyday and work is progressing on cart paths and grooming. The golf board continues to move forward on a clubhouse, with a plan for a 2,400 square foot structure that would hold about 100 people. Local contractors are reviewing plans on construction. It is hoped to have a structure enclosed for winter. The girls high school golf team has...

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  The Sandhills Area Foundation will hold their annual meeting and banquet on November 4th at the 4-H building on the Cherry County Fairgrounds in Valentine. There will be a dinner, live auction and silent auction. The theme this year will be “cast your ballot for Sandhills Area Foundation” At this time they are selling tickets for a Polaris Ranger 570 to be given away that evening. Tickets are available from any director or at Young's Western Wear, Sandhills State Bank, State Farm Insurance or Security First Bank. Since its inception the foundation has given out more than $400,000 in education scholarships and over $300,000 in community grants. Contributions to the foundation are tax...

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The Valentine Volunteer Fire Department was called out at about 10:15 pm CT on Sunday night, August 28th. The call came in to assist in the rescue of about 20 people from a malfunctioning carnival ride at the Rosebud Fair. The ladder truck was sent out with Valentine firemen but most of the occupants had been brought down by the Cherry Todd Electric boom trucks. No injuries were reported.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture says dry weather is impacting pasture and range conditions as drought conditions remain in western South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop progress report that topsoil moisture totals were rated 10 percent very short, 28 percent short, 61 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 10 percent very short, 34 percent short, 55 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. Pasture and range conditions were rated 8 percent very poor, 19 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 36 percent good and 1 percent excellent. Stock water supplies rated 7 percent very short, 26 percent short, 66 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. The report...

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South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 220,000 cattle on feed on Aug. 1, up 5 percent from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during July totaled 18,000 head, up 6 percent from 2015. Marketings of fed cattle during July totaled 32,000 head, down 6 percent from last year. Other disappearance during July totaled 1,000 head, down 2,000 from last year.  

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About 150 groups from around the country that provide services to American Indian farmers and ranchers have applied to receive grant money from a $38 million fund. It was set up as part of the federal government's $680 million loan discrimination settlement with Native Americans in 2011. It settled a class-action lawsuit filed in 1999 by Indian farmers who said they were denied loans for decades because of government discrimination. Most of the settlement money goes to farmers. There also is a $265 million long-term trust, and the $38 million "fast track fund" to get some money out to nonprofits more quickly. An advisory committee will whittle down the fast track fund proposals and make a...

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Wheat crops in western Nebraska have been severely affected by stripe rust for the last decade. It is not necessarily a new disease, but it has become much more prevalent and more problematic than the other wheat rust disease (leaf rust), which has historically been our major rust disease. However there are some steps that should be taken (or at least considered) before planting wheat in the next few weeks. These steps will not only help manage stripe rust, but can also assist in achieving a good stand and a healthy, vigorously-growing crop prior to winter and going into dormancy. Many of the problems on wheat are due to stresses resulting in overall weaker crops, allowing a greater degree...

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State auditors have raised concerns about spending and other management practices at the Nebraska agency that inspects cattle and investigates missing and stolen livestock. The audit released Tuesday faulted managers at the Nebraska Brand Committee. Among the findings, auditors say the committee's executive director used a state vehicle for a personal trip to Wyoming and approved sale of livestock without proof of ownership in at least once instance. Executive director Shawn Harvey denied using his state vehicle for the Wyoming trip and blamed miscommunication for the sale of livestock without proof of ownership. The Branding Committee vice chairman, John Widdowson,...

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PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has completed the annual pheasant brood survey and the results show a 20 percent decrease in the statewide pheasants-per-mile (PPM) index from 2015. The 2016 statewide PPM index is 3.05, down from last year’s index of 3.83. From late July through mid-August, GFP surveyed 110, thirty-mile routes across the state’s pheasant range to estimate pheasant production and calculate the PPM index. Survey results indicate the decrease was significant for the Chamberlain, Winner, Aberdeen, Huron, Mitchell, Yankton and Sioux Falls areas. South Dakota’s traditional statewide pheasant hunting season opens on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, and...

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By The Associated Press
Aberdeen Roncalli 35, Redfield/Doland 0
Alcester-Hudson 28, Viborg-Hurley 0
Andes Central/Dakota Christian 32, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 16
Arlington/Lake Preston 27, Elkton-Lake Benton 16
Baltic 42, Howard 8
Bon Homme 46, Miller 27
Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 28, Beresford 14
Britton-Hecla 40, Waverly-South Shore 26
Canistota 42, Dell Rapids St. Mary 6
Canton 31, Vermillion 7
Castlewood/Estelline 22, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 6
Chamberlain 70, Crow Creek 0
Chester 55, Garretson 20
Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 30, Bennett County 14
Corsica/Stickney 16, Colome 14
Crawford, Neb. 44, Edgemont 0 Read More...

By The Associated Press
Football
Ainsworth 46, Ravenna 24
Alliance 31, Chadron 14
Alma 47, Dundy County-Stratton 14
Ansley-Litchfield 46, Anselmo-Merna 44
Aquinas 48, Raymond Central 0
Arapahoe 72, Axtell 66
Arlington 41, West Point-Beemer 0
Arthur County 69, Potter-Dix 0
Battle Creek 20, Yutan 14
Beatrice 47, Ralston 21
Bellevue East 39, Omaha Bryan 6
Bellevue West 35, Papillion-LaVista South 14
Bertrand 48, Amherst 34
Bishop Neumann 14, Norfolk Catholic 7
Blair 40, Bennington 19
Blue Hill 54, Meridian 6
Boone Central/Newman Grove 27, Pierce 21
Boys Town 20, Syracuse 14
Bridgeport...

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Girls Golf scramble Results from Tuesday Aug 23

Valentine team 1 won the scramble with a 44 with Westholt one stroke behind for 2nd place 45

team 1  Sherridan Bancroft, Lauren Furgunson, Abbie Sandoz 44
team 2 Whitney Barnes, Abbie Clark, Ramsey Ravenscroft  51



Ainsworth Invite Results for Thursday Aug 25th

Valentine 3rd place team finish out of 7 teams
Sherridan Bancroft medaled 5th

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3rd & 4th Grade Flag Football Schedule Practices Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-7:30pm Practices will be at the Valentine High School Practice Field Games will be every Sunday starting the 11th at 1pm on the Valentine Football Field August 30th September 1st September 6th September 8th September 13th September 15th September 20th September 22nd September 27th September 29th   5th & 6th Grade Tackle Football Schedule Practices Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-8:00pm Practices will be at the Valentine High School Practice Field August 30th August 31st (Wednesday) September 1st September 6th September 8th September 13th September 15th September 20th September 22nd September...

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