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COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT SURVEY

A community survey is being conducted by Northwest Community Action Partnership (NCAP) as part of their Community Needs Assessment.  This assessment is completed every three years.  “This survey, along with other data, will provide valuable information to identify the most pressing community needs and helps NCAP develop and prioritize strategic goals, support grant applications and other purposes to drive positive community change”, states Karen Harbach, Executive Director for NCAP.   The survey is also used to gauge how NCAP is meeting the needs of the community.

We are asking you to take a few minutes to complete the Community Needs Assessment Survey.  All responses are confidential.

Surveys can be completed by clicking the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C93Y6N7 or by picking up a paper survey in Valentine at the Library, Medical Clinic and Union Bank and Trust and in Merriman at the Post Office.

 

Earthquake Near Brownlee

A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Brownlee, or 23.38 miles north-northeast of Thedford, Nebraska on April 11th at 12:07 a.m., according the the U.S. Geological Survey.  Residents reported the ground shaking. No further information is available at this time.

 

Fatality on Highway 20 in Rock County

A Long Pine man is dead following a three-vehicle accident in Rock County.

The Nebraska State Patrol says it happened around 12:20 p.m. Friday just east of the Rock-Brown County line on Highway 20 near Long Pine. Patrol troopers say a vehicle driven by 82-year old Lynne Moore of Long Pine was trying to pass a pickup when the he hit a pivot that was being pulled behind a vehicle driven by 60-year old Clarence Lanka of Ainsworth. Moore’s vehicle then went left of center and collided with a third vehicle driven by 64-year old Diana Borysenko of Ainsworth.

The State Patrol did not have an update on the condition of the other two drivers.

Information obtained from News Channel Nebraska and will be updated as it becomes available.

   

Bids on Wrestling Room

 

Valentine High School received 5 bids for construction of a new wrestling and multipurpose room for the school. According to activities director Gus Brown the bids ranged from $373,000 to $593,000. The board of education will review the bids at their regular meeting on April 12th during the regular meeting. The proposed 50 by 108 foot building would be home to the high school wrestling team for practices and would also be used for junior athletic events, high school dances and community trade shows.

 

Relay For Life Kick Off Supper

 

The Valentine Lion’s Club is partnering with The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Cherry County, for their annual kick-off event at the Cherry Co Fairgrounds on Thursday, April 14th 5:00pm – 7:00pm.  The Lion’s Club will be serving a Free-Will Sloppy Joe meal including beans, chips, pickles, and a drink.  Music will be provided by the Heart City Heartwarmers.

They will honor all Cancer Survivors that attend. The Relay For Life Committee will be available to sign up teams for this year’s Relay to be held at Ecology Park on June 18th, 5:00pm - Midnight.

Mark your calendar for this annual kick-off event.  For more information about Relay For Life, contact Sally Conner 402-376-2769.

   

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