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Farmers' Market Returns to Valentine

On Thursday, August 14, the Valentine Community Garden will host its first Farmers' Market of the year from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  The VCG is located between the Comfort Inn and Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street.  There will also be an education fair that night where you can learn about natural pest and weed control, composting, raising and selling chicken eggs and other goods at Farmers’ Market. Pat Jones from UNL Extension will also be on hand to talk about “Cooking with Herbs” and there will be free samples of delicious recipes made from produce. There will also be a fun “treasure hunt” for the kids and prizes for all ages.

The Valentine Community Garden will host Farmers’ Market every Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. from August 14 through October 30.

The Saturday Farmers’ Market will also be held as usual from around 9:00 a.m. – noon at the Henderson’s IGA Parking Lot, starting on August 16. The Saturday markets will run until November 1.

As always, vendors are encouraged to participate in BOTH markets. No pre-registration is required. All vendors must be sure to review the guidelines on the Nebraska Department of Agriculture website. Senior Citizen coupons will once again be accepted.

Questions? Contact Wendy Murphy at 402-389-2062 or Michelle Garwood at 402-389-1655, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Fire Damages Garage

 

THE VALENTINE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS DISPATCHED TO A GARAGE FIRE IN THE ALLEY OF THE 600 BLOCK JUST BEHIND CHERRY STREET JUST AFTER 1AM FRIDAY MORNING, KEEPING THE FIRE CREWS ON SCENE FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. THE GARAGE OWNED BY WARREN JACKSON SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE. THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL'S OFFICE.

 

Break-Ins Under Investigation

The Valentine Police Department is currently investigating a rash of break-ins and thefts over the past couple of weeks in Valentine. On July 17th and again on the 28th , there were break-ins at Milo and Max’s on West Highway 20. The Valentine Family aquatic center was burglarized on the 25th and the Corner Bar on July 30th. There was also reports of damage at Tehrani Motors. According to police Chief Dana Miller, the perpetrators have been damaging property and stealing items totaling over $20,000. These incidents have taken place between about midnight and the early morning hours. Any residents who might have seen suspicious activities or persons in the areas are encouraged to contact the police department at 376-3055. You can remain anonymous.

Chief Miller also told KVSH news that the Gordon police department requested the help of the Valentine drug dog “Ranger” with an investigation last night. With the help of K-9 Ranger, felony arrests were made for methamphetamine and firearms violation.

 

   

Free Ice Cream for Centential Celebration at the Fair

UNL Extension in Cherry County invites everyone to their centennial celebration to be held during the Cherry County Fair on Saturday, August 9 at 2 PM CT under the big tent.  Free Centennial Ice Cream from the University of Nebraska Dairy Store will be served by the Cherry County Extension Board.  Former Extension Educators Harry Stokely and Bud Stolzenburg, along with current Educator Jay Jenkins, will be on hand to reminisce and share stories about Extension through the years in Cherry County.

Nebraska's and the nation's Cooperative Extension system turned 100 years old earlier this year. The Smith-Lever Act, which established Cooperative Extension through land-grant universities in partnership with federal, state and local governments, was signed on May 8, 1914.

Today the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Nebraska has educators, assistants and office staff in 83 of Nebraska's 93 counties. Local offices rely on cooperation with host counties, which provide office space and funding for support staff. County Extension boards provide advice and direction to local programs. The Cherry County Extension Office can be reached at 402-376-1850.

 

 

 

Nebraska State Fair to levy fee for concert seats

The Nebraska State Fair has decided to charge a $6 "convenience fee" to get assigned seats at the fair's concerts this summer.

Fair events and entertainment director Chelsey Jungck said that several people said they'd be willing to pay a small fee for a reserved seat in the arena. At previous fairs, people had to wait in line to get wristbands that would get them into the arena for free, but seats were not assigned.

Jungck says the fee process works through Etix, which also provides the services for gate admission.

 

This year's State fair runs Aug. 22 to Sept. 1 in Grand Island.

   

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