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4th of July Activities in Valentine This Weekend

Valentine will be lit up with lots of 4th of July activities this weekend. The Valentine Police Department reminds area residents to be courteous to your neighbors by shooting off fireworks during the appropriate times and picking up the debris. Make sure there is a designated driver as Independence Day is best celebrated outside of a jail cell.

Activities in Valentine include the Cherry County Ag Society's presentation of The Rude Band on Sunday, July 3rd at 7:30 pm at the Cherry County Fairgrounds. Admission is $10. Then on Monday the 4th, the Demolition Derby will be held at the Fairgrounds at 6 pm, with fireworks to follow by the Valentine Lions Club. Admissionfor the derby and fireworks show is $10 for adults, $5 for children.  Earlier on the 4th, there will be a parade starting at 10 am, and the Let Freedom Ring Celebration will be held at the Badger Field following the parade, at about 11:15 am.

KVSH Radio wishes everyone a safe and happy Independence Day!


2 Fire Calls Tuesday Night

The Valentine Volunteer Fire Department was called out twice last evening in a short time span. According to Fire Chief Terry Engles, the first call, about 8pm, was a grass fire east of Valentine which was rained out before fire crews got to the scene. The second call was about 8:45 when a home belonging to Mary Harford on West Second Street was struck by lightning. The chimney was blown off the home and some insulation inside the structure had to be removed after it started on fire. There was some damage to the home but it was relatively minor. There was an abundance of lightning with last night's storm and listeners are encouraged to watch for delayed fires as things dry out today.

Chief Engles reminds area citizens to be careful with fireworks during the Fourth of July period. Dry grass can catch on fire quickly and there is lots of fuel to burn.



State Winners for Poppy Poster

The American Legion family of Valentine is proud to announce that of seven local poster winners, that three have won state honors.

The seven posters entered were by:

Class I – Mary Belle Ward

Class II – Jackson Ravenscroft

Class III – Alli Loughran

Class IV – Allison Hitchcock

Class V – Whitney Rae Barnes

Class VI – Natalie Lurz

Class VII – Caleb Osborne

People's Choice Award winner, by ballot of folk attending the annual pancake breakfast on 1884 Day is Jayce Anderson.

State winners as announced at the American Legion Department of Nebraska convention held in Kearney were:

Class V Whitney Barnes

Class VI Natalie Lurz

Class VII Caleb Osborne

These posters have been sent on to division competition. Division and national winners will be announced at the national convention in August at Cincinnati.

Other winners and recognition for District One:

Cody Unit 319 was cited for Children & Youth for the Star Spangled Kids Unit Award; Rushville Unit 61 had three winners in the Americanism Essay contest; Rebecca Wellnitz of Gordon Unit 34 was awarded the Ruby Lorraine Paul scholarship; Mikaela Hastings of Chadron Unit 12 was awarded a nurse’s scholarship; Newport Unit 227 was awarded the Rosewood Gavel for membership; Cody Unit 319 and Newport Unit 227 tied for all time high ribbons; Unit 138 of Crawford was also cited for membership 136% of goal; highest unit award rating the Citation of Merit superior was Ainsworth Unit 79; for excellence was Chadron Unit 12, Cody Unit 319; and reaching standard were Gordon Unit 34, Hay Springs Unit 239, Newport Unit 227, Rushville Unit 161and Springview Unit 98.

New department officers were elected; President Deb Albers, Vice President Kathy Mazur, Historian Beverly Neel and Chaplain Elizabeth Paes. Virginia W. Nelsen was honored as the candidate for Northwestern Division National Vice President.


Benefit for Syerra Dawson July 19th

There will be a Benefit Carnival, Silent Auction, and Hamburger/Hotdog Feed on July 19 at the Cherry County Fairgrounds from 5pm-8pm in conjunction with the Valentine Lions Club.
This event will raise money to cover medical and travel expenses for Syerra Dawson and her family as she fights Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Tickets are now available for a ¼ BEEF RAFFLE – Tickets are $5 each or 6/$25. You can purchase tickets by contacting Alicia Harms at 402-322-1244, Jordan Fletcher at 308-430-5113 or stop by Auntie D's Gift and Coffee Shop, Henderson's IGA, Scotty's Ranchland Foods, or Young's Western Wear. You need NOT be present to win and the drawing will be held on 7/19/16. Thank you to Valentine Livestock Auction and Duane and Danita Kime for such a generous donation!!


Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Reporting

Foreign investors, who buy, sell or hold a direct or indirect interest in U.S. agricultural land must report their holdings and transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.  The reporting requirement became law in late 1978 when the President signed the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA).  The data gained from these disclosures will be utilized in the preparation of periodic reports to the President and Congress concerning the effect of such holdings upon family farms and rural communities

Failure to timely file an accurate report can result in a penalty with fines up to 25 percent of the fair market value of the agricultural land.

Reporting is required by individuals who are not U.S. citizens, who are not lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence or who are not paroled into the U.S. under the Immigration and Nationality Act.   In addition, any organization created under the laws of a foreign government or which has located its principal place of business outside the U. S., or any U.S. organization in which a significant interest or substantial control is directly or indirectly held by foreign individuals, organizations or governments must also report.

Reports of land acquisition or sale must be reported within 90 days of the date of transaction.  Persons required to file a report can obtain the report form (FSA-153) from any Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Office.  The form is available in both English and Spanish translation.  Although the FSA-153 report can be obtained at any FSA county office, once it is completed it must be returned to the FSA county office where the land is located for program administrative purposes.

Contact your local FSA County Office, or log onto for additional information or assistance. In Valentine, call 402-376-1712 ext 2.


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