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Cherry County Collision Shuts Down Hwy 83

Nebraska authorities say a pickup driver has been killed in a Cherry County collision with a semitrailer.
The North Platte Telegraph reports  that the accident occurred a little before 7 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 83, 17 miles north of Thedford. Nebraska State Patrol spokeswoman Deb Collins says the northbound pickup crossed into oncoming traffic and rammed into the semi.
The pickup driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Collins says the semitrailer driver was not injured.
The names of those involved have not been released.

 

Valentine Holiday Preview

 

Valentine Holiday Preview is coming up Sunday, November 20th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  they will start the Holiday Preview stamp card that day.  Shoppers can pick up their cards at any participating business.  They then have until Friday to get to all the businesses on the card when they will do the drawing.  The winner receives $500 in Chamber Bucks!  Santa and his elves will be at Viaero from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. as well.  The chamber is encouraging in-store specials and whatever fun activities the businesses would like to do on the 20th!

Santa will make a return appearance for the Chamber on Saturday, December 3rd from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and this time, he will be bringing his reindeer too!  He’s going to be spending a lot of time in the Heart City, he will also be in the Parade of Lights on Saturday, November 26th!

 

Nebraska Early Voting Numbers by County

Have you ever wondered how many voting ballots are returned "early"?  Here is the list of early voting results by county, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

These are preliminary results, not the official final totals.

 

Some of these numbers may change in the next week, as counties finish counting early voting ballots dropped off on Election Day.

The “Returned” column indicates ballots voted early in person as well as those returned by mail.

County

Returned

TOTAL

238,925

Adams

2,302

Antelope

517

Arthur

56

Banner

95

Blaine

131

Boone

1,518

Box Butte

1,417

Boyd

272

Brown

293

Buffalo

3,487

Burt

573

Butler

533

Cass

2,773

Cedar

2,087

Chase

301

Cherry

1,822

Cheyenne

1,250

Clay

323

Colfax

607

Cuming

1,079

Custer

942

Dakota

1,305

Dawes

1,053

Dawson

1,470

Deuel

153

Dixon

1,094

Dodge

2,827

Douglas

84,949

Dundy

182

Fillmore

484

Franklin

394

Frontier

209

Furnas

266

Gage

3,854

Garden

317

Garfield

169

Gosper

151

Grant

107

Greeley

155

Hall

5,579

Hamilton

2,804

Harlan

875

Hayes

193

Hitchcock

227

Holt

935

Hooker

66

Howard

469

Jefferson

561

Johnson

269

Kearney

419

Keith

717

Keya Paha

156

Kimball

384

Knox

632

Lancaster

35,826

Lincoln

4,092

Logan

83

Loup

96

Madison

2,143

Mcpherson

72

Merrick

2,112

Morrill

624

Nance

318

Nemaha

638

Nuckolls

226

Otoe

1,559

Pawnee

233

Perkins

573

Phelps

1,419

Pierce

608

Platte

2,908

Polk

587

Red Willow

1,006

Richardson

952

Rock

231

Saline

644

Sarpy

31,888

Saunders

1,609

Scotts Bluff

3,530

Seward

1,027

Sheridan

441

Sherman

214

Sioux

146

Stanton

1,373

Thayer

406

Thomas

129

Thurston

204

Valley

299

Washington

2,516

Wayne

708

Webster

247

Wheeler

107

York

1,328

 

 

   

Operation Christmas Child Donations Welcome

 

Pastor William Hunt from the First Baptist Church in Valentine was our guest on the Comment program this morning to discuss Operation Christmas Child. This is an international project of Samaritan's Purse which provides Christmas gifts to children in underprivileged countries around the world. Area residents, churches, groups, and organizations are all asked to put together gift boxes in shoe box sized packages. Clothing, toys, and even personal hygiene products are all acceptable and encouraged. These gift boxes are for all aged children from toddlers through teens. The cost of sending these packages is roughly $7.oo for each box, so cash donations are also accepted.

Drop off your donations November 14 and 15 at the Baptist church between 8:30 and 10:30am, November 16-18 from 6-8pm, November 19 and 20 from 1-3pm, and on the 21st, you may drop off your donation between 8am and 10am. Call Area Coordinator Karen Bice at 376-5243 or Pastor William Hunt at 322-1697 with any questions.

 

Record Voter Turnout in Cherry County

A record number of voters cast their ballots in the November 8th election. Cherry County has 4219 register voters, of which 3163 voted, making the percentage a whopping 74.97% turnout.

In Cherry County, Martin DeNaeyer won the Commissioner seat with 1618 votes. Write-in candidate James Ward received 1167.

In District 43 Legislature, Tom Brewer received 2069 votes to Al Davis' 940. District-wide, Tom Brewer won with 9096 votes, or 52.43%, and Al Davis received 8253 votes, or 47.57%.

The top three candidates were elected to School Board: Shane Kime 1433, Clint Assarson 1390, and Kent Lopez 1272. Dave Renning received 793 votes and Tess Canet received 773.

The City Council race was unopposed, and Andrew Ward received 818 votes, Kalli Kieborz 816 and Kyle Arganbright 723.

Referendum 426, where a vote to retain would abolish death penalty legislation and a vote to repeal would bring back the death penalty: Repeal: 2374, Retain 582. Statewide, 482,236 (61%) voted Repeal and 310,139 (39%) voted Retain.

In the Presidential race, Donald Trump received 2623 votes and Hillary Clinton received 317 in Cherry County. Statewide, Trump received 485,302 (60%) and Clinton received 273,176 (34%).

 

 

 

   

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