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Turtle Races 2016 Results

Here are a few results from the Valentine Chamber of Commerce's Turtle Races:

Heat 1: Annie Bailey

Heat 2: Xi Beta Omega

Heat 3: Dean Kockrow

Heat 4: Bob Brown

Championship Heat: Jerilyn Colburn


On the Road with NET comes to Valentine

Join NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations in Valentine on Tuesday, June 14th and Wednesday, June 15th as part of their On The Road with NET Tour.

On Tuesday from 6:30 pm until 8 at the Valentine High School, NET will be screening local “Nebraska Stories” segments and have a panel discussion. Segments feature rancher Sara Switzer Sortum, Fort Hartsuff, the DeWitty settlement and more.

The NET Kids Event will be Wednesday from 10 am – 11 am at the Valentine Public Library in partnership with the Valentine Summer Reading program. Meet Jet Propulsion from PBS KIDS “Ready Jet Go!” and enjoy family friendly activities.


Valentine Classic Motor Club Car Show Results

The Valentine Classic Motor Club Car Show was a huge success this year and the club thanks everyone who made it out to the event. Club officers include President: Michael Battershaw, Vice President: Tony Hansen, Secretary: Shawn Hamling, Jr. and Treasurer: Shawn Hamling, Sr.


Club Choice:

1st place - Loren Allen - 1939 Oldsmobile

2nd place - Dan Hlady - 1969 Chevy Camaro

3rd place - Buck Sharp - 1940 Ford Coupe

4th place - Tate Shipporiet - 2014 Chevy Copo Camaro

5th place - Marty Ostransky - 1968 Ford Mustang

People's Choice:

1st place - Frank Keller - 1934 Chevy Sedan

2nd place - Marty Ostransky - 1968 Ford Mustang

3rd place - Neil Stoeker - 1957 Dodge

4th place - Dan Hladky - 1969 Chevy Camaro

5th place - Danny and Linda Brunmeier - 1968 Buick GS400

Kid's Tractor Pull:


1st - Deklin Titus

2nd - Abby Dokota

3rd - RJ Dean


1st - Brenden Battershaw

2nd - Austin Harp

3rd - Tiegen Maurbury


1st - Andon Olson

2nd - Brayden Battershaw

3rd - John Gibson


1st - Gunnar Battershaw

2nd - Connor Fowler

3rd - James Brown


Turner Grant Recipients for 2016

The Valentine Youth Planning Commission is pleased to announce the 2016 Turner Grant Recipients:

Leo Brinda Post 90     $1800

Valentine Public Library     $1500

Valentine Middle School - 6th grade Field Trip     $650

CHIP - Child Identification Program     $500

CWF - Citizenship Washington Focus     $2000

Valentine Area Arts Council     $3000

Valentine Youth Activities     $2500

Cherry County 4-H Horse Program     $750


City of Valentine to Start Mosquito Spraying Wednesday

The City of Valentine will commence mosquito spraying this Wednesday, June 8th, weather permitting, and will continue each Wednesday into September. Spraying will start around sundown. Spraying helps to reduce the prevalence of disease carrying mosquitoes. Residents are advised to eliminate areas of standing water to help keep the mosquito population down.


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