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Rural Fire Tuesday Morning


The Valentine Volunteer Fire Department was called out at 7:30 this morning to a report of a vehicle on fire in a pasture south and west of Valentine. According to fire chief Terry Engles, the Ford Ranger pick-up was owned by Monty Nieffer of rural Valentine. It appeared that the fire started under the hood of the truck and was contained to the truck. The cause of the fire is not known at this time. The fire crews were out for about 45 minutes.


Miss Nebraska Pre-Teen


This years national American Miss Nebraska Jr. Pre-teen Cover Girl Winner is Josie Toro, the daughter of Tammy and Eric Toro. Josie is the granddaughter of Sally Larsen of Valentine. Josie will be representing Nebraska at this years National Pageant in Anaheim California. Josie will be in Valentine this weekend to participate in the 4th of July activities, including the parade and demolition derby.

The Lions Club 4th of July parade will be at 11AM on Saturday. Entries should line up by The Bull Market at 10:30. Entries are due no later than 3pm on July third at KVSH.

The Cherry County Ag Society will sponsor the demo derby which starts at 6pm Saturday evening with the car auction. There will be 2,500 in first place prize money. After the derby, the Lions Club Richard Sokol Senior fireworks display will get under way after dark at the Fairgrounds.


Chamber Fun Nights


The Valentine Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring Friday night Fun nights in downtown Valentine featuring local entertainment and showcasing the downtown businesses. Chamber businesses are encouraged to remain open until about 8pm each Friday evening through July. There will also be coupons available for visitors and local residents. Chamber Director Dean Jacobs stated that they want to provide a quality experience to people visiting our downtown business district.

In other news the Yard of the Week nominations are being taken and forms are available at the chamber officer. The annual Chamber golf tournament will be on July 29th at The Prairie Club. This will be a three person scramble tournament. For more information on any of these events, contact the chamber office at 402 376 2969.


Tickets Available For MPCC Classic Car Raffle

Tickets are on sale for the Mid-Plains Community College raffle car.
This year, the North Platte Community College Foundation will raffle a 1957 Chevy two-door post sedan. Known in many circles as one of the most famous “icons” of the 1950s, it is a legendary classic sought by collectors all over the world.
The car will be the 11th vehicle restored and modified by Automotive Technology and Auto Body Technology students, faculty and staff in NPCC’s Transportation Division.
The Automotive Technology students installed a late model 5.3 fuel injected Chevrolet engine coupled to a 4L60 transmission with a 9” rear end, rack and pinion power steering, a tubular front end suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and vintage air conditioning.
The NPCC Foundation will sell $10 raffle tickets for the car - with one slight change. Due to increasing popularity, a total of 7,500 tickets will be available as opposed to the 6,000 of previous years.
The drawing will be during the Colonel Cody’s Cruise Show and Shine in downtown North Platte on Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.
Tickets will be available wherever the car is on display, and at MPCC’s extended campuses in Broken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala and Valentine.It is expected tha the car will be at the Cherry County Fair in August.
For more information about the raffle car, its summer tour or MPCC Automotive and Auto Body programs, call (308) 535-3601, or click on


Valentine Area Experiences Eathquake

Earthquake nudges Valentine area in northern Nebraska

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VALENTINE, Neb. (AP) - Officials say a light earthquake has rattled a portion of north-central Nebraska.


The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred around 4:10 a.m. Thursday. Its epicenter was about 3 miles below ground at a spot about 7 miles south-southeast of Valentine. The agency says the tremor registered 3.3 on the Richter scale.

-From the Associated Press


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