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County Fair Parade Entries Available

The Cherry County Fair parade will be held Thursday August 8th in Valentine, taking the standard fair route, Main Street to 5th, 5th to Green and dispursing at the VRHS parking lot.  Entries for the Cherry County Fair are available anywhere Fair Books are found, and at the KVSH studios.  The forms must be returned to KVSH Radio before Noon on Wednesday the 7th in order for the entries to be judged.

 

Economic Development Board meets

 

The Valentine Economic Development Board met last evening for a regular meeting at the Valentine Library meeting room. The board has taken a postion of support for a new golf course for the community due to the fact that it brings business to the area and helps in recruitment of businesses and professionals. The economic development board approved asking the city council to release limited LB840 sales tax funds to help with expoloration of a new golf course.

Also at last nights meeting, there was brief discussion about the new community web site and branding to help with information and marketing of the Valentine and Cherry County area. Director Mike Burge gave an update on the Nebraska Economic Developers Conference which will come to Valentine in May of 2014. 125 people are expected for educational sessions, a river trip and golf outing as well as a business tour.

The economic development program continues to offer loans to help out with business startups, expansions and transitions. The loans are funded from LB840 sales tax revenue and collaborate with local banks on business financing.

 

Teammates Gather at The Prairie Club

About 60 people turned out at The Prairie Club last evening to help support the local Teammates mentoring program. Several of those attending enjoyed access to the Horse Course at the golf club before the social on the veranda of the clubhouse. The event was organized by the local Teammates chapter as a fundraiser for the chapter and future scholarships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those attending the event enjoyed drinks and food on the veranda as well as the bagpipe player about 8pm. The menu included bacon wrapped scallops, roasted vegetables, and a variety of chips and dips. The Teammates chapter would like to thank those who attended and those who provided or purchased silent auction items. Anyone interested in more information about the mentoring program or how to become a mentor should contact Bonnie Rothluenter at the Valentine Middle School. You can also contact board members; Jamie Isom, Monty Neiffer, Jeff Sayer, Marsha Bauer, Suzy Beel, Wayne Harris or Mike Burge.

   

Aerial Tanker Stationed in Valentine

An aerial tanker designed to fight wildfires has landed in Valentine. 

 

The Nebraska Forest Service says the single-engine airplane arrived in Valentine on Monday. The plane will remain in the area under a contract with the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.

 

The plane was part of the Wildfire Control Act, a state law that passed this year in the wake of massive wildfires in remote parts of Nebraska. The plane will mostly operate out of bases in Valentine, Alliance and Chadron.

 

State Forester Scott Josiah has said he expects Nebraska to have larger and more intense "mega-fires," because heat, drought and climate change, as well as the spread of the highly flammable eastern red cedar tree.

 

 

Swimmers Long and Witt Qualify for State

Two swimmers from Valentine will be traveling to Lincoln this weekend for the Capitol City Classic State Swim Meet. Caleb Long (12) qualified in the 50M breaststroke and Dylan Witt (11) qualified in the 50M freestyle. Both swimmers will be competing Saturday and Sunday in Lincoln. Congratulations boys and good luck at State!
Full Kearney Summer Sizzler results and additional photo in Sports.

   

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