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Poppy Poster State Winners as announced at the American Legion Department of Nebraska convention held in Kearney were:

Class V Whitney Barnes (lower right corner)

Class VI Natalie Lurz (lower left corner)

Class VII Caleb Osborne (upper right corner)

The American Legion's Let Freedom Ring ceremony will be Monday at approximately 11:15 AM at the Badger football field.

 

 

 
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The American Legion family of Valentine is proud to announce that of seven local poster winners, that three have won state honors. The seven posters entered were by: Class I – Mary Belle Ward Class II – Jackson Ravenscroft Class III – Alli Loughran Class IV – Allison Hitchcock Class V – Whitney Rae Barnes Class VI – Natalie Lurz Class VII – Caleb Osborne People's Choice Award winner, by ballot of folk attending the annual pancake breakfast on 1884 Day is Jayce Anderson. State winners as announced at the American Legion Department of Nebraska convention held in Kearney were: Class V Whitney Barnes Class VI Natalie Lurz Class VII Caleb Osborne These posters have been...

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There will be a Benefit Carnival, Silent Auction, and Hamburger/Hotdog Feed on July 19 at the Cherry County Fairgrounds from 5pm-8pm in conjunction with the Valentine Lions Club.
This event will raise money to cover medical and travel expenses for Syerra Dawson and her family as she fights Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Tickets are now available for a ¼ BEEF RAFFLE – Tickets are $5 each or 6/$25. You can purchase tickets by contacting Alicia Harms at 402-322-1244, Jordan Fletcher at 308-430-5113 or stop by Auntie D's Gift and Coffee Shop, Henderson's IGA, Scotty's Ranchland Foods, or Young's Western Wear. You need NOT be present to win and the drawing will be held on 7/19/16. Thank...

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Foreign investors, who buy, sell or hold a direct or indirect interest in U.S. agricultural land must report their holdings and transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.  The reporting requirement became law in late 1978 when the President signed the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA).  The data gained from these disclosures will be utilized in the preparation of periodic reports to the President and Congress concerning the effect of such holdings upon family farms and rural communities Failure to timely file an accurate report can result in a penalty with fines up to 25 percent of the fair market value of the agricultural land. Reporting is required by individuals...

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On Monday, July 4, members of the American Legion family will sponsor the national Let Freedom Ring ceremony by ringing bells in honor of The Signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Audience participation is required.

The ceremony will be held at the football field adjacent to the Badger Bell.  Little Miss Poppy Jenalee Garwood will lead the pledge. The first thirteen people to assemble will represent the original thirteen colonies and have the honor of ringing the Badger Bell to celebrate 240 years of independence.

We will read the Declaration of Independence aloud. We will ring the Valentine High School Badger Bell 13 times for the first 13 states. We...

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Cherry County Zoning administrator Joel Mundorf informed KVSH radio that the Cherry County Planning Commission's public hearing for the Kilgore Wind Project set for June 28th has been postponed. A rescheduled public hearing will be announced when the date is set.

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Warm and windy conditions across much of South Dakota in the last week have hurt the condition of some crops and pastures. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that topsoil moisture was rated 37 percent short or very short, and subsoil moisture was 29 percent short or very short. The report says the spring wheat condition was rated 5 percent excellent, 53 percent good, 34 percent fair, 7 percent poor and 1 percent very poor. Pasture and range conditions statewide are rated 61 percent good to excellent, down from 66 percent the previous week. Stock water supplies are 83 percent adequate to surplus, a drop of 4 percent. The alfalfa crop is rated 48 percent fair and 32 percent...

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Nebraska had an average of 1 million nonfarm jobs for the first time last year, and the number has grown steadily since 2010.

Gov. Pete Ricketts touted the milestone on Tuesday at a news conference with state labor and economic development officials and business leaders.

The Nebraska Department of Labor reports that the state saw a net increase of more than 13,000 jobs between 2014 and last year. Trade, transportation and utility jobs had the highest employment levels, followed by education and health care services.

Ricketts says he plans to keep pushing for job and business growth with a business summit, international trade missions, a first-in-the-nation...

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Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on June 1, 2016. The inventory was 2 percent above June 1, 2015. Placements in feedlots during May totaled 1.88 million head, 10 percent above 2015. Net placements were 1.81 million head. During May, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 305,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 250,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 479,000 head, and 800 pounds and greater were 850,000 head. Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 1.79 million head, 5 percent above 2015. Other disappearance totaled 74,000 head during May, 4 percent below 2015. Nebraska...

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Egg-laying chickens and eggs are down in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department reports layers during May totaled 2.1 million, down from 2.2 million the previous year. Egg production during the month totaled 52 million eggs, down from 57 million in 2015. Production per 100 layers was 2,471 eggs, compared to 2,602 last year.

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There will be a free farm and ranch clinic that will take place in Valentine, Nebraska on Thursday, June 30th. This clinic will give farmers and ranchers the opportunity to meet with agriculture law attorneys and ag financial counselors. For more information on the clinic or to signup you can call Michelle Soll at 1-800-464-0258.

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Summer is in full swing, and the Niobrara National Scenic River is offering visitors a variety of ways to discover more about the river. In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service, visitors may participate in ranger-guided canoe floats, Junior Ranger programs, or
special kids’ activities.

Ranger-guided canoe floats are offered at 1:00 p.m. on several Thursdays throughout the summer. Visitors will discover some of the reasons the Niobrara is one of the very few National Scenic Rivers in the country. Reservations are required, and space is limited. Please contact the Niobrara NSR at 402-376-1901. Read More...

Nine swimmers from Valentine traveled to Broken Bow over the weekend to compete in the BBCST Sprint Into Summer.  Approximately 60 swimmers from 6 teams competed in 40 events in this two day meet.  Dylan Witt and Daniel Witt both bringing home the coveted Bob Fitzpatrick award for swimming the fastest 50M Freestyle in the 13-14 and 9-10 age groups respectively.

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The Nebraska High School Rodeo season wrapped up this weekend with the high school finals in Hastings at the Adams County Fairgrounds. Rodeo athletes from across the Cornhusker State competed in two go-rounds on June 16-17 and the short go-round on June 18. The top four contestants in each of twelve events were determined, and they go on to compete at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyo., July 17-23. Champions from the 2016 Finals are: Mark Kasperbauer, Spalding, boys cutting; Concey Bader, Palmer, girls cutting; Cade Svoboda, Ord, bareback riding; Libby Winchell, Scottsbluff, goat tying; Cody Henderson, Alliance, tie-down roping; Bailey Brown, North Platte, breakaway roping;...

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On Tuesday, June 21st the Nebraska Athletic Department is sending Head Coach Mike Riley, Billy Devaney and Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst to Valentine!  They will be at the Peppermill from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Coffee and rolls will be provided.  The event is sponsored by the Valentine Rotary Club. The tour is the latest outreach to Nebraska fans by Riley and Eichorst. Since taking over as Director of Athletics in January of 2013, Eichorst has made more than 300 appearances around the state and more than 500 total and this is some of Riley’s first opportunities to speak to Husker fans outside of Omaha and Lincoln since taking over as the Huskers’ head coach in December of 2014. At...

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Four swimmers from Valentine traveled to Kearney over the weekend kicking off the long course swim season to compete in the 2016 GNST Kearney invite.  Malika Monroe, Daniel Witt, Lee Major, and Dylan Witt completed alongside over 80 swimmers from 9 teams in 37 events in 2 days.  Dylan Witt, getting things rolling in his 7th year swimming, brought home State cuts in three events.  Full results are as follows…

Malika Monroe brought home 6th place in the 50M freestyle, 5th place in the 100M...

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