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Teammate Social July 22nd

The public is invited to join the local Teammates mentoring chapter for an evening at the Prairie Club on July 22nd. The chapter is celebrating 5 years in the program with over 30 mentor matches in the Valentine Schools. A $25 ticket will allow access to the horse course at the Prairie Club along with a drink and Hors D Oeuvres at a social from 6 to 8pm on the veranda at the clubhouse. Enjoy a beverage, fine food and the bag pipe player while supporting the Teammates program. For tickets, stop at Sandhills State Bank, Niobrara Lodge, KVSH Radio or the Valentine Middle School. You can also get tickets from board members, Suzy Beel, Monty Neiffer, Jamie Isom, Marsh Bauer, Jeff Sayer, Bonnie Rothluetner or Mike Burge. Even if you don’t golf, you can enjoy the clubhouse and the social on the 22nd to support Teammates.


Body Found

According to Cherry County Attorney Eric Scott, the body of a Columbus Nebraska man presumed to have drowned in Merritt Reservoir has been found.

Fifty-five year old Anthony "Tony" Blaser was last seen in the early morning hours of Sunday July 7th.  His boat was later found abandoned in the Powderhorn area of Merritt Reservoir.

Following a 2-day search of land and water, authorities discovered a body Tuesday believed to be that of Blaser, approximately 1 mile west of Merritt Reservoir below the observation point area of the dam.

No foul play is suspected.  An autopsy has been ordered and the investigation remains ongoing.


Search Continues.....

According to Cherry County Attorney Eric Scott, officers from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Cherry County Sheriff's Office have begun a search for a fisherman who went missing from Merritt Reservoir on Sunday morning, July 7, 2013.

55 year old Anthony "Tony" Blaser of Columbus, Nebraska was last seen in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 7, 2013.  His boat was later found abandoned in the Powderhorn area of Merritt Reservoir.

No foul play is suspected at this time.  The search is continuing.



Turtle Races This Saturday


This is the last week to adopt your turtles for the Valentine Chamber of Commerce annual turtle Races Saturday in the City Park. Residents are encouraged to adopt a turtle at one of many participating businesses in Valentine to potentially win $750 in Chamber Bucks. Each Turtle can be adopted for only $5 or you can get 5 for $20. Each heat winner will receive $50 and the top ten in each heat will qualify for the finals which will be for the big prize. If the winner is present at the races, they receive $750. If they are not present, they will be awarded $500. Be sure to listen to KVSH on July 13th , starting at noon, for heat by heat results. There will also be a sand volleyball tournament that day coordinated by Jill Elliott for anyone interested. Contact the Valentine Chamber of commerce for more information at 402-376-2969.

Don’t forget that July 31st is the annual Chamber Golf Scramble at the Prairie Club. Only 30 teams are allowed and the field is over half full at this time.


Sports Nightly Tonight at Jordans

The Husker Sports Nightly Show will be in Valentine tonight. Valentine was selected as one of the five sites for the Woodhouse Auto Family Sports Nightly Summer Road Show July 8-12.
Coaches scheduled to make the trip to Valentine include Baseball Coach Darin Erstad and Athletic Director Shown Eichorst along with the Sports Nightly broadcast crew including Jeff Kulhane, Kent Pavelka and Matt Davison. They will golf at The Prairie Club this afternoon and join the Sports Nightly broadcast this evening from Jordan's Fine Dining in Valentine. The broadcast begins at 6pm and fans are encouraged to be there early.


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