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2015 Academic All-Stars Recognized at Mid-Plains Community College

Fourteen area high school students were recognized during the 2015 Academic All-Stars ceremony Tuesday at Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte.

MPCC, The North Platte Telegraph and the North Platte Area Chamber and Development Corporation sponsor the All-Stars program every year to recognize area students for their educational accomplishments.

The students were nominated by high school principals for the honor, then pared down by a selection committee. In addition to receiving trophies, the All-Stars were presented with goody bags and a voucher for a free three-credit hour summer class at MPCC.

The teachers who have had the biggest impacts on the students’ lives were also recognized. Everyone who attended the ceremony was treated to a lunch in the McDonald-Belton Gymnasium.

The Academic All-Stars include:

Autumn Hild, of Brady, Brady Public Schools

Pamela Felix, of Farnam, Eustis-Farnam Public Schools

Hailey Maline, of Gothenburg, Gothenburg High School

Kevin Tobias, of Lexington, Lexington High School

Jacob Whisenhunt, of Maxwell, Maxwell High School

Abby Werkmeister, of Maywood, Maywood High School

Bethany Vinton, of Mullen, Mullen High School

Hannah Hays, of North Platte, North Platte High School

David Trierweiler, of North Platte, St. Pat’s High School

Megan Trierweiler, of North Platte, St. Pat’s High School

Luke Walz, of Stapleton, Stapleton High School

Joslyn Burke, of Sutherland, Sutherland High School

Kelsey Higgins, of Thedford, hometown listed as Valentine, Thedford Public Schools

Mickayla Sheets, of Wallace, Wallace High School

 

Power Surges Addressed Tuesday

A few power surges around Valentine on Tuesday led the City of Valentine to a brief power outage around 2:30pm.  Areas affected by the planned power outage was Bias and Green Streets west to the Catholic church, and several streets running north and south of 6th Street.  The brief power outage was planned in an effort to fix the power surge issue affecting residents.  The City of Valentine thanks you for your patience as they solved the problem.

 

Another Scam Reported to KVSH

A listener informed KVSH about a scam that came through the mail disguised as a real estate property deed notice. The listener checked things out with the courthouse and no one was aware of the service. The false document lists a piece of property on file at the cherry county courthouse and asks for money in exchange for a copy of the current grant deed and property assessment profile. They ask that you pay by phone using a toll free number or online or by mail. Once again this is reportedly as scam using the postal service for delivery. The documents may look official, but do not respond.

 

   

Volunteers at New Golf Course

 

Work is beginning to pick up on the new community golf course for Valentine. A reminder that any volunteers that work on the project need to a signed waiver form on file at city hall. The waivers are available at city hall or at the studios of KVSH Radio. Volunteers might be asked to do everything from manual labor to operating some equipment.

There will most likely be some organized work days at the new course and some volunteers might be called on an 'as needed' basis. Please make sure that you have the signed waiver at the city before working on the site. All volunteer labor is appreciated.

 

Ground Broken for New Golf Course

Ground was officially broken on a new community golf course on April 29th on property northeast of Valentine owned by the city. Over a year of effort has gone into the research and planning of the new course which will be designed by Tom Lehman with Chris Brands.

City Council member Kyle Arganbright welcomed those present to the event and thanked all those who have helped make this project possible. According to golf board chairman Tim Colvin, board member and Director of Club Operations at The Prairie Club, Ross Buckendahl, has been invaluable in planning the layout and construction of the unique 10 hole course. Mr. Buckendahl previously stated that this course will be something the entire community will be very proud of, and one of the best in the state. The facility will also include a driving range, practice putting green, clubhouse and maintenance facility. There will also be a 1.7 acre pond for irrigation of up to 50 acres of the property. The main source of irrigation water will be the discharge from the Valentine waste water treatment plant located nearby.

Financing for the project will be a $1.75 million bond, backed by sales tax revenue, and private donations. Total project budget will be right at $2 million. Contributions to the project can still be made and are tax deductible. Donations can be left at the city offices or with the Sandhills Area Foundation.

Major construction will be completed this fall and grass will be planted in August or September. Tentative opening of the course will be July of 2016. Volunteers have been removing some trees, removing interior fence lines, and removing concrete debris from the site.

There will be additional opportunities for community volunteers to help with the new course over the next several months. Volunteers must fill out a release form at the city office before working on the site.

   

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