St. Mary's Annual Bazaar in Nenzel
Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:31
St. Mary's Annual Bazaar is the largest community function in Nenzel, Nebraska and is scheduled for Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm Mountain Time. It is a freewill offering for a roast beef dinner with all of the trimmings. Visit the country store to pick up homemade goodies, and while you're there, there will be kids games and raffle prizes. This annual event serves around 500 people from the small village of Nenzel, which has an approximate population of 21 residents. Nenzel was incorporated on June 23, 1899. Located on U.S. Highway 20, it is one of the most northern towns in western Nebraska, only five miles from the South Dakota border. Approximately 8 of the town's current residents are direct descendants of the town's founder, George Nenzel. Visit this unique community on September 21st, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm Mountain Time for St. Mary's Annual Bazaar.
Tidbits of information on Nenzel from: http://www.casde.unl.edu/history/counties/cherry/nenzel/
Wind Turbine Ribbon Cutting Held
Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:27
About 40 people braved the chilly temperatures to attend the ribbon cutting of the first wind turbine in Cherry County on Wednesday evening. The turbine is located 3 miles west of Valentine and south of Highway 20. The turbine is the result of the City of Valentine signing a power purchase agreement with Bluestem Sandhills to integrate the power into the Valentine grid. The agreement is an effort by the city to reduce the winter peak demand rate charged by NPPD. The Valentine Chamber of Commerce hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony after a few short statements from City Council representative Don Nelsen, Cherry County Wind board member Jim Van Winkle, Bluestem representative Jon Crane and Chuck Hassebrook, candidate for Governor. The turbine is located on the Bob and Nancy Sinnett Ranch which is part of the Cherry County Wind Energy Association.