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Gov. Ricketts Reveals Sesquicentennial License Plate Design. Design incorporates the new sesquicentennial branding announced earlier this summer. GRAND ISLAND – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore revealed the design for the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission’s special issue license plate. The design for the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission’s special issue license plate incorporates the logo and branding unveiled in July for Nebraska’s sesquicentennial anniversary, which will be celebrated in 2017.  Creative inspiration for the design of the logo and branding was drawn from the Nebraska State Capitol and other iconic Nebraska images including...

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Cherry County Attorney, Eric Scott has announced that officers from the Nebraska Game and Parks and the Cherry County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a missing swimmer and began a search shortly thereafter at Merritt Reservoir on Sunday August 30. Twenty-nine year old Michael Richard of Valentine was last seen swimming in the Powder Horn area in the afternoon hours of Sunday, August 30, 2015.  His body was later found and recovered by the Nebraska Game and Parks Conservation using a sonar-equipped boat in the area in which he was last seen.  No foul play is suspected in this incident. Funeral Services for Michael Richard will begin at noon Thursday, September 3rd at the SGU Multipurpose...

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Coffee with a Cop September 24th, 2015 6:30am to 9am at Nim-Rod’s
Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood!

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The Sparks Spurs of the National Cowboy Fast Draw Association will host a three day event in Valentine September 18th through the 20th at the Cherry County Fairgrounds. Friday the The 18th, will be the Nebraska State Championship and the Great Plains Territorial Championships will be held on September 19th and 20. The event is hoping to bring 100 shooters from across the region to compete. The public is welcome to attend and participate if they are a member of the Fast Draw Association.
Cowboy Fast Draw is a timed sport using single action .45 caliber western style six shooter. Cowboy Fast Draw is done with special .45 colt casings that are modified to accept 209 shotgun primers, with no...

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KVSH News has received unofficial reports of a drowning at Merritt Reservoir on Sunday evening near the Powder Horn area of the lake. No official word in from authorities, stay tuned to KVSH for updates.

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A government survey has found that there are 17.3 million acres of farmland rented out by landlords in South Dakota. The National Agricultural Statistics Service on Monday reported the data, which come from its first survey of landowners since 1999. The Tenure, Ownership and Transition of Agricultural Land survey was conducted last year. It found that there are 40,260 farmland landlords in South Dakota. But only 11,853 of those were actually farmers, the majority of them are non-farming landlords. Cropland made up 65 percent of all farmland rented, while 34 percent was rented for pastures. The rest of the land was used for forests and other uses. The agency also reported landowners expect...

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South Dakota's corn and sorghum crops are starting to mature. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 3 percent of the crop is mature, near 1 percent at the same time last year and the long-term average of 4 percent. The sorghum crop is 2 percent mature, near 1 percent last year and 3 percent on average. More than two-thirds of the sorghum crop and more than three-fourths of the corn crop is rated in good to excellent condition. Harvesting of spring wheat in South Dakota is wrapping up, at 95 percent complete. Pasture and range conditions statewide are rated 61 percent good to excellent. Stock water supplies are 77 percent adequate to surplus.

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Trees across the midwest and plains states were affected in several different ways this past year as well as by other extreme weather conditions over the past few years. “We had years with drought, hard and early winter freezes, late spring freezes, high winds, hail, all of which contribute to stress in our trees,” describes Rachel Allison, western forest health specialist with the Nebraska Forest Service. This year trees that showed some of the problems were elm, honeylocust, willow, and several varieties of small ornamental trees; some trees didn’t even leaf out. Others which had been declining already in previous years include maple, ash and others, showing large branch dieback. What...

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A highly contagious livestock disease continues to be found in South Dakota facilities.  The state Animal Industry Board says vesicular stomatitis virus has been found at 29 locations in five counties in western South Dakota since July 28. Twenty-seven of the premises have affected horses, while two cattle herds have also been infected. The disease is transmitted by flies and midges. It infects mainly horses and cattle, though other animals including swine and sheep also are susceptible. It's rarely fatal but can cause economic hardship for people who own performance animals. State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven recommends that livestock owners monitor their animals, especially those traveling...

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A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing arguments over the scope of his injunction blocking a new rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways.  U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson in Fargo last week issued a temporary injunction requested by North Dakota and 12 other states to stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from regulating some small waterways under the Clean Water Act.  The EPA said the injunction applied only to the 13 states that sued. But North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, who filed the injunction request, says his reading of the ruling was that it applied to all 50 states.  The judge...

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On October 12 and 13, the best of Nebraska High School Class C girls’ golfers will converge on North Platte for the championship tournament. The event is expected to draw 95-100 golfers to the Lake Maloney Golf Course. Class C is one of the highest-traveling classes, so we can expect many family, friends and well-wishers to come to North Platte to watch the tournament. It will take a small army of volunteers to insure that these girls have a wonderful state championship tournament experience. Helping with a state championship tournament is incredibly rewarding. Just by getting to know these incredible young women, volunteers will find that their hope in the leadership of tomorrow is renewed. One...

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A Youth Fishing Workshop will be held at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, September 12 starting at 8:30 AM and lasting until 12:30 PM.  The event is open to children up to 15 years old.  Children under 10 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.  A pond has been stocked with fish by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.  To get there go to the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge 5 miles east of Valentine on Highway 12 and follow the signs to the pond located by the refuge corrals.   Volunteers will be on hand to help bait hooks, untangle lines, and show first timers how to cast.  Loaner fishing poles, bait, hooks, and bobbers will be on hand for those who...

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NEBRASKA PREP FOOTBALL SCORES
Broken Bow 32, Grand Island Central Catholic 10
Chase County 38, Minden 6
Doniphan-Trumbull 26, North Platte St. Patrick's 20
Elgin Public/Pope John 52, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 28
Gordon/Rushville 28, Kimball 13
Hastings St. Cecilia 55, Ravenna 0
Kearney Catholic 35, Ord 32
Ogallala 30, Cozad 0
O'Neill 28, Wayne 21
Sidney 41, Chadron 7
Valentine 27, Ainsworth 6


SOUTH DAKOTA PREP FOOTBALL SCORES
Bennett County 32, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte
Todd County 61, Pine Ridge 8
Winner 50, Mobridge-Pollock 0

 

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Pheasant hunters should have a better hunting season in South Dakota, with an estimated 42 percent jump in bird numbers from last year.  State wildlife officials say the pheasants-per-mile index is at 3.8, up from 2.68 last year and 1.52 in 2013. The level is similar to 2011, when hunters bagged 1.56 million roosters. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Secretary Kelly Hepler says favorable winter and spring weather conditions for the second consecutive year helped boost the numbers. Hepler says this year's population index is more than double the 2013 level, when hunters harvested slightly less than 1 million pheasants. Game, Fish and Parks surveyed 109, 30-mile routes from late July through...

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Valentine had the low scramble score of 45 with Ashton Bancroft, Sherridan Bancroft and Sydney Higgins on that team. 2nd place went to West Holt. Great job, Lady Badgers. The next golfing event is in Ainsworth on Thursday (August 27th) at 10 am.

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