Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Open House Saturday, August 15
Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:25
The Fort Niobrara/Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Complex will be holding an Open House on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Valentine NWR Headquarters. Sponsored by the Sandhills Prairie Refuge Association, this event is held in celebration of the new office and visitor center construction one year ago. Admission is free and the event will run from 11am until 3 pm and include hands-on activities for the entire family. A lunch of burgers and hot dogs will be served starting at noon. There will be airboat rides, guided birding and wildflower nature hikes, wildland firefighting trucks, and wildlife biology demonstrations. Children will also be able to make nature-themed arts and crafts throughout the day. Join us for a day filled with memories the entire community will enjoy and learn from the dedicated wildlife refuge staff. From the town of Valentine go 29 miles south on US Highway 83 and then 1 mile east on Pony Lake Road. For further information, contact the Valentine NWR at 402-376-1889 or find us on-line at www.fws.gov/valentine/.
State Swim Results From Lincoln
Monday, 27 July 2015 06:59
Seven swimmers from Valentine traveled to Lincoln over the weekend to compete with more than 675 swimmers from 28 teams for this four day event. The best of the best braved the scorching temperatures competing in 82 events over 10 sessions ranging in age from 8 years old up to 40+.
Dylan Witt and Caleb Long started off the Valentine swimmers early Friday morning. Dylan swam the 100M Butterfly placing 20th, swimming it in a personal best of 1:18.87 in the prelims. Dylan and Caleb both competed in the 200M Breaststroke placing 15th and 16th respectively and qualifying for finals in the Friday evening session. Dylan also swam the 200M Individual Medley placing 22nd in prelims. Caleb finished out the morning session swimming the breaststroke leg of a 400M Medley Relay bringing home a 3rd place medal.
Cody Miller jumped on deck Friday afternoon filling out the breaststroke leg of the 400M Medley Relay helping his team bring home 8th place.
Friday evening session brought Caleb Long and Dylan Witt back to the finals placing 14th and 11th respectively in the 200M Breaststroke. Dylan also filled out the first leg of a 200M Freestyle relay bringing home a 3rd place medal.
Saturday morning brought KayLynn Miller and Taryn Adams to the pool both swimming the 50M Freestyle placing 32nd and 58th (a personal best time of 31.59 for Taryn!) respectively. Dylan Witt filled out the morning crew swimming 100M Backstroke placing 27th and placing 12th in the 50M Freestyle, qualifying for finals.
Saturday afternoon session kicked off with Casey Miller and Daniel Witt filling out a 200M Freestyle Relay bringing home 6th place. Both boys continued the afternoon competing in the 50M Breaststroke, both swimming in personal best times and 16th and 19th respectively. Cody Miller competed in the 200M Freestyle Relay bringing home an 8th place ribbon.
Saturday evening session brought Dylan Witt back on deck competing in the 50M Freestyle placing 11th in the finals. Dylan continued with swimming anchor in the 200M Medley Relay bringing home another 3rd place medal.
Sunday morning brought Caleb Long and Dylan Witt back on deck. Dylan swam the 100M Freestyle placing 19th in the prelims. Both boys swam in the 100M breaststroke with Dylan placing 11th and Caleb placing 14th in the prelims, both qualifying to swim finals.
Sunday afternoon kicked off with Casey Miller and Daniel Witt swimming in a 200M Medley Relay placing 5th. Daniel Witt continued the afternoon competition placing 16th in the 50M Freestyle. Cody Miller brought home a 6th place ribbon in the 200M Medley Relay and 8th place in the 400M Freestyle Relay as well as placing 28th in the 50M Freestyle.
Sunday evening closed out the weekend with Dylan Witt and Caleb Long both swimming personal best times placing 11th and 13th respectively in the 100M Breaststroke Finals
Congratulations to Caleb Long and Dylan Witt both qualifying to swim Finals in multiple events.
This was the final meet of the Long Course Season. Greater Nebraska Swim Team (GNST) wants to say thank you to all the parents, sponsors, volunteers and coaches for helping make this a great season!