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Riders Unite for the Fight Against Cancer

The 5th annual Riders Unite for the Fight Against Cancer organized by the Sandhills Cancer Fund, Inc. will be on October 19th.  There will be a poker run, a silent and live auction, as well as a free will offering supper to benefit the organization which helps defray costs of patients traveling to treat cancer.  If you need more information about the poker run, and wish to travel by 4-Wheeler, call Dave Ruegge, Motorcyclists call Penny Waits, Cars and Trucks call Phil Fuchs, and Horseback - Arch Ferguson.

Call 402-382-8106 for find them on facebook @sandhillscancerfund


Custer Public Power Plans Power Outage

Custer Public Power Disctrict customers in the Mullen and Seneca area will be without electrical power at 6am mountain time / 7am central time for approximately 2 hours on Saturday September 28th while work is done on the transmission line feeding the Mullen and Seneca Subs.  Also at that time, customers in the Thedford area will experience a "blink" in service.


Bennett County Voters Approve Tax Increase to Avoid Bankruptcy

Voters in southern South Dakota's Bennett County have approved an opt out of state-imposed property tax limitations.


Tuesday's vote was 349 in favor and 168 opposed. Auditor Susan Williams says the cash-strapped county used paper ballots that were counted by hand to save money.


The opt-out is designed to generate an additional $350,000 annually and save the county from the possibility of bankruptcy.


The county is surrounded on three sides by American Indian reservations, and about one-fourth of the land is tax-exempt Indian trust land. Officials also cite the recent bad economy and an increase in crime as reasons for the budget woes.


Gregory School Dist. Rejects Opt-Out

Gregory School District voters rejected a proposed three-year, $300,000 opt-out.


Election officials say the unofficial results from Tuesday were 331 votes against and 280 in favor.


The opt-out would have allowed the district to collect an extra $300,000 per year above the state property tax limits for three years.


An opt-out allows a local government to enact bigger annual increases in property-tax collections than state-imposed limits would otherwise allow.


Gregory Superintendent Sara Klein says the additional money would have been used to make up for budget cuts the district has made in the past three years and possibly for additional staff.


22nd Annual Old West Days

The 22nd annual Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Old West Days will be held in Valentine October 10th through the 13th. Activities begin with the parade on the 10th at 4pm. Horses, wagons, vintage automobiles and riding groups are invited to participate in the parade. Following the parade will be a hamburger feed at the Security First Bank parking lot. The Old Time Melodrama will be held that evening at 7:30 at the high school auditorium. Cowboy poetry, trade show, art show and workshops will be held on Friday and Saturday at the school. Featured events will be held Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 and Saturday afternoon at 1:30. Advance tickets are available at Fashions, Young Western Wear and the Visitors Center. Sunday October 13th events include church services, trail ride at 2pm and melodrama that evening at 7:30. On Monday October 7th, Subway in Valentine will donate a portion of all proceeds to the Old West Days event. Stop in at Subway and support Old West Days.


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