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Several area entities receive grants from Department of Environmental Quality

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Director Jim Macy announced the state is awarding $2.08 million to support 128 tire recycling and cleanup projects across the state.

The grants support local efforts to clean up tire piles and conduct community scrap tire collections. In addition, funds will be used by schools and organizations across the state to provide partial reimbursement for playground mulch, synthetic turf fields, running tracks, and other recycled rubber projects that were made from scrap tires.

 

Nebraskans generate nearly 1.9 million scrap tires each year, about one tire for every person in the state. The grants are part of NDEQ’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Grants program, and are funded by a $1 fee on new tires purchased in Nebraska.

 

Nebraska Game & Parks Commission received a $23,366 grant award to reimburse 25 percent of the cost of 155 picnic tables to be used in 19 state parks and recreation areas in Nebraska. Each picnic table is made from recycled plastic and the equivalent of approximately seven passenger tires from Nebraska.

 

Forty-one grants totaling $683,676 were awarded to Nebraska cities, counties, and Natural Resource Districts to hold scrap tire collections in 2016 to clean up 6,979 tons of scrap tires, representing approximately 697,900 passenger tires.

 

Several area entities received grant awards from the NDEQ. Among them were the North Central Development Center of Ainsworth, which received a $3,536 grant for 50 percent of the cost of 19,500 pounds of rubber playground mulch.

 

The city of Bassett received $25,454 to hold a 250-ton scrap tire cleanup, and the city of Atkinson received $23,604 to conduct a 250-ton scrap tire cleanup.
Valentine Community Schools received a $21,502 grant for 25 percent of the cost of a new track made from recycled tires.

 

 

Smith Congratulates Keya Paha Students Selected for National Oratory Retreat and Performance

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) congratulated Charity Hunt and Sydney Linse of Keya Paha County Schools today on being selected to perform in the National Oratory Retreat and Performance at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.  Prior to their performances, Smith met with the students at the U.S. Capitol and gave them a personal tour.

For more information on the National Oratory Retreat and Performance, click here.

 

2016 Badger Booster Banquet

 

The Valentine Badger Booster held their annual all sports banquet at the Peppermill on Sunday evening. Male athlete of the year, and Bill Raubach award winner was Braxton Coleman. Female athlete was Nicole Lurz who won the Business and Professional Womens award.

12 sport award winners were; Braxton Coleman, Kinzie Eggleston and Tori Osterman.

The Badger Booster Fan of the year was Eldon Haas.

KVSH Radio awarded two $250 scholarships for sportsmanship and dedication to Tori Osterman and Kinzie Egglston.

   

American Legion Family Soliciting Donations for Roof Repairs

The American Legion Family, a 501C3 non-profit organization, needs your help. The Legion Family is involved in multiple community projects every year, all paid for by donation. The current building on Main Street is in need of a new roof. During storms the roof leaks, typically causing a flood inside the club and damaging the interior of the building. On May 13th at 10:15 am, representatives from the American Legion will be on the KVSH Comment program to host a radio-thon to raise money for building repairs. Approximately $30,000 is needed to replace the roof and fix interior damage. Please support the American Legion family by calling in on May 13th, or by calling Monty at 402-322-1151 at any time. The American Legion family thanks the public for their support.

 

Area Graduation News

KEYA PAHA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL IN SPRINGVIEW KICKS OFF GRADUATION EXERCISES IN THE KVSH LISTENING AREA WITH THEIR GRADUATION SUNDAY, MAY 1ST AT 2 PM AT THE HIGH SCHOOL GYM.

NEXT WEEK HAS TWO AREA SCHOOLS GRADUATING, INCLUDING BASSETT AT 2 PM ON SATURDAY MAY 7TH AND VALENTINE AT AT 4 PM AT THE GYM THAT SAME AFTERNOON.

THREE AREA SCHOOLS WILL HOLD GRADUATIONS ON SATURDAY MAY 14TH INCLUDING MULLEN, THEDFORD, AND TODD COUNTY.

 

CODY-KILGORE COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES WILL BE HELD AT 4 PM MOUNTAIN TIME AT THE HIGH SCHOOL GYM ON SATURDAY MAY 21ST.

   

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