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4th of July Activities in Valentine

A fun-filled day of events are in store for Valentine for Independence Day. The parade kicks off the activities at noon. Participants will line up at the trail head on 1st and Main Street at 11:30.

There will be a co-ed softball tournament during the day.

The Let Freedom Ring program takes place at 12:45 at the VHS football field adjacent to the Badger Bell.

The Demolition Derby begins at 6 pm with the Calcutta. A car will be raffled off to be used in the finals, and tickets are going to be sold right up until the finale.

Wrapping up the evening, the Lions Club will be lighting up the sky with a fireworks presentation.

KVSH Radio wishes everyone a safe and Happy 4th!


Upcoming events include: City-Wide Garage Sale on July 12, Lady Wranglers Open Horse Show on July 13th, Minnechaduza Days & Turtle Races on July 19th and the Chamber Golf Tournament on July 29th.

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Four New Nebraska Laws

Four new Nebraska laws go into effect today.

One law will require Nebraska school districts to publish superintendent employment contracts. Another will increase the state fees for certified copies of marriage certificates and for searches of death certificates.

A third law will officially create a state commission to prepare for Nebraska's 150th anniversary as a state in 2017. The Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission will consist of 17 members appointed by the governor. Jeff Searcy, chairman of the Nebraska 150 Sesquicentennial Committee, says the new state commission will work to ensure statewide participation in the celebration.

The fourth establishes a program in the Department of Health and Human Services to help pay for treatment of certain allergies, a blood cell disorder and other ailments.


Let Freedom Ring Bell Ringing

On Friday July 4th, members of the American Legion family will sponsor the national Let Freedom Ring ceremony by ringing bells in honor of The Signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The ceremony will be held at the football field adjacent to the Badger Bell.  The first thirteen people to assemble will represent the original thirteen colonies and have the honor of ringing the Badger Bell to celebrate 238 years of independence.

As appropriate to celebrate July 4, middle and high school students will read the Declaration of Independence aloud.  Leo Brinda Post 90 is hoping to see members of the Boys Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts and even members of the American Legion Baseball team to help out.   Little Miss Poppy Josie Kelly will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Volunteers are needed to help read the Declaration, and must be middle school age or older.

Time frame for the program: participants/readers assemble 12:30; the actual program will commence at 12:45 pm and usually lasts till 1:30 pm.


As they have done since 1999, the American Legion Family will also ring the bell in support of each young adult from the Valentine area who is currently serving in the armed forces, the bell will be rung as their name is recited.  Everyone is welcome, and everyone can play a part too.


Record Prices At Valentine Livestock


Valentine Livestock Auction reported record prices for feeder cattle at their sale yesterday. According to sale barn manager Greg Arendt, its kind of the perfect storm involving good cattle, the futures market, cheaper grain for feed and availability of cattle for the feed lot. At Thursdays sale, some 530 pound steers from Allen and Zenda Hasse sold for three dollars and three cents per pound. Ries and Keller sold 705 pound steers for two fifty per pound and Joe and Mark Mundorf sold 936 pound calves for 214.75.

With spring rains, grass has come to the Sandhills and the future looks bright for cattle producers.


Hershey Beach gets an all clear from NPPD, NDEQ


North Platte, Neb. – It’s all clear for visitors to use Hershey Beach at Sutherland Reservoir.


Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) was notified Thursday by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) that sampling results indicated blue-green algae found earlier this week was within the standards established by the agency and not a health concern for the public.


Monday, NPPD had requested NDEQ to take water samples and test what appeared to be blue-green algae in the water and along the shoreline of the beach.


As a precautionary step to protect the public, NPPD advised visitors to Hershey Beach not to swim or walk in the water until sampling results were returned. With NDEQ’s results, recreational activities at the reservoir can resume.


NDEQ conducts weekly or bi-weekly sampling for toxic blue-green algae and bacteria at a number of public recreational lakes across Nebraska from May through September, including Sutherland Reservoir and Lake Maloney that are owned and operated by NPPD. Samples are typically collected on Monday and posted on the web site on Thursday or Friday. Results are updated weekly on the web site at



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