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Cherry County General Election

With 4,304 registered voters in Cherry County, 3,098 turned out to vote one way or another in the 2012 General Election. This was 71.98% voter turnout.

For the Valentine City Council, top vote getters were Kyle Arganbright with 728, Andrew J. Ward with 653 and Kalli Kieborz with 648 votes. Those three will be sworn in at the January meeting of the city council.  Also running was incumbent Neil Wescott, 567, and Robert Joseph with 618.

The race for Valentine School Board was incredibly close with only 4% of votes separating the top and bottom vote-getters.  Clint Assarson (1,112), Kent V. Lopez (1,074), and Cort Dewing (1,030) were elected to the school board.  Also running for the position were Kurt Dam Arganbright (1,021), Tom Davis (935) and Will Fischer (861).

For the 43rd District in Cherry County John Ravenscroft received 2,154 votes, and Al Davis received 849. This was not reflected on the district level as Davis won 51.65% (8618) to Ravenscrofts 48.35% or 8066 votes.

And in the race for US Senate, Deb Fischer of Valentine won her home county comfortably with 2,328 votes, while Kerry received 660. Final statewide results show Fischer with 445,000 votes and Kerry with 320,000 votes.  This was a 17 percentage point advantage for Senator Fischer.

 

ELECTION 2012

 VOTER TURN OUT IS EXPECTED TO BE HEAVY ACROSS NEBRASKA FOR TODAY'S GENERAL ELECTION. A VERY CLOSE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WILL DRAW MANY VOTERS NATIONWIDE BUT SEVERAL STATE AND LOCAL RACES WILL ALSO BE A BIG INcENTIVE TO GET OUT AND CAST YOUR BALLOT.

THE U.S. SENATE RACE PITS VALENTINE'S DEB FISCHER AGAINST BOB KERREY...FISCHER HAS LED IN THE PRE-ELECTION POLLS. JOHN RAVENSCROFT AND AL DAVIS FACE OFF FOR THE 43RD LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT. LOCAL RACES FOR CITY COUNCIL AND SCHOOL DISTRICT HAVE ALSO CREATED A LOT OF INTEREST.  FIVE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES ARE RUNNING FOR THREE POSITIONS....INCUMBENTS ARE KALLI KIEBORZ AND NEIL WESCOTT....CHALLENGERS ARE ROBERT JOSEPH, KYLE ARGANBRIGHT AND ANDREW WARD.  FOR THE VALENTINE SCHOOL BOARD WHERE AGAIN THREE WILL BE ELECTED....INCUMBENTS ARE CORT DEWING AND KENT LOPEZ....CHALLENGERS ARE WILL FISCHER, KURT ARGANBRIGHT, CLINT ASSARSSON AND TOM DAVIS. NO REASON NOT TO VOTE AS THE WEATHER IS GREAT AND IF YOU WERE NOT MAILED A BALLOT IT'S JUST A SHORT TRIP TO THE CHERRY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS TO VOTE WITH POLLS OPEN FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM TODAY.

 

10TH WEEK WINNERS

 AFTER ANOTHER CONFUSING WEEK IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL WE STILL HAVE WINNERS IN ANOTHER CARD FULL OF UPSETS. THIS WEEK ONLY ONE CARD MISSED JUST ONE FOR FIRST PLACE TURNED IN BY JOHN FRED GARNER OF VALENTINE...THERE WAS ALSO JUST ONE CARD TURNED IN WITH TWO WRONG...WITH CRISTI STREAT OF VALENTINE TAKING SECOND PLACE.....MOST OF THE CARDS WERE IN THE FOUR TO FIVE WRONG CATAGORY

   

Movie Premieres in Denver at Starz Film Festival

 

A delegation of about a dozen Valentine area residents traveled to Denver this past weekend for the Colorado premiere of the movie “The Aviation Cocktail”. The movie, which was filmed mostly in the Valentine area almost a year ago, is in the Denver Starz Film Festival. The movie has three sold out showings scheduled during the festival and has received favorable reviews so far. This is the third film festival which the movie has been invited to. The first was in Calgary Canada, the second was in New York. Attending the film festivals has delayed the opening of the movie in Valentine. A premiere event is now planned for after the first of the year at the Jewell Two theater in Valentine. The cast and crew expressed their sincere appreciation to the Valentine area residents for their support during the filming of the movie. Many of them are excited to return to Valentine for the premiere.

 

Semi Burns South of Valentine

A semi from Houston Texas, loaded with pipe headed for the oil fields of North Dakota, was destroyed by fire south of Valentine on Highway 83 shortly before noon Thursday morning. According to the Cherry County Sheriffs Office, it was suspected that the turbo charger on the truck may have over heated and caught on fire, spreading to the rest of the truck which was completely destroyed. There were no injuries and Highway 83 had to be closed for a short time while emergency response units were on the scene.

   

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