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Auctioneer Contest Part of BullBash Weekend


Valentine Livestock Auction will host the Greater Midwest Livestock Auctioneer Championship on Saturday, February 9th in conjunction with the 12th annual Heart City Bull Bash. Activities for the Auctioneer championships will begin on Friday the 8th with check in and orientation followed by a dinner at the Peppermill with introduction of contestants and recognition of past winners. Competition will begin at 10:35 Saturday morning at the sale barn. Valentine Livestock will hold a special feeder cattle and replacement sale that day with over 4,000 head to sale. The contestants will each take their turns auctioneer off a certain number of cattle and will be eliminated round by round. The finals are expected to start around 1:30 or 2pm. The public is welcome to attend and watch the competition. 31 contestants are signed up from several states including as far away as Kentucky and Canada.


Niobrara Birds Art Contest


To build excitement for the Great American Backyard Bird Count to be held February 15-18, the Niobrara Council is sponsoring a coloring contest for area children Pre-K through 5thgrade.  The coloring contest features different species of birds found along the Niobrara National Scenic River.  Participants are encouraged to research the birds and submit entries with accurate colors and markings.  Winners will be selected for each age group:  Pre-K, K-2, and 3-5.  Coloring sheets are available at the Niobrara Council Office or can be downloaded at  All entries are due by 4:00 p.m. on February 9 and they may be dropped off or mailed ahead of time.  The Niobrara Council will be hosting an Open House on February 9 from 11-4 (as part of Bull Bash festivities) to kick-off the Bird Count.

For students in grades 6-12 and adults, there will be an art contest.  Classes include photography, sketch, painting, and other art media.  Contestants may submit one entry per class.  Entries must feature birds of the Niobrara National Scenic River. More detailed guidelines are available on the Niobrara Council website.  Entries for the art contest are due at the Niobrara Council Office by 11:00 a.m. on February 9 so they may be displayed during the Open House.  Winners will be selected and announced at 4:00 p.m. that day.

Coloring contest and art entries will be displayed at the Niobrara Council Office until the end of February.

For more information, or to arrange a special drop-off time for contest entries, please contact Michelle Garwood at 402-376-2793 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


2013 Alumni Reunion

Plans are underway for the 2013 Valentine High School Alumni Reunion.  The Class of 1988 is the host class this year and have scheduled the reunion for June 29.  Tickets will be available at Fashions in Valentine.  Deadline to purchase tickets will be June 15th.  For questions or additional alumni information call Deanna Scott at 376-6112 or Lisa Mathis in the evenings at 376-3220.



69th Annual Valentine's Day Coronation

The 69th Annual Coronation sponsored by the Valentine Chamber of Commerce is slated for Sunday February 10th starting at 5pm.   The theme this year is "Love Letters in the Sand".  Tickets will be available at Fashions, Union Bank, and the Visitor Center while they last.  Adult admission is $5, students $3.  Amanda Long joined the KVSH Comment Program on Wednesday Jan 23rd to discuss the upcoming event, and asked that people in the community submit nominations for the "Heart City Heart" award.  Submit a one paragraph proposal as to why your nomination deserves the Heart City Heart award to Fashions before 5pm on February 2nd.


The Coronation dance will follow at the 4-H building for all High School students from 7-11pm, $5 at the door.


LB451 to Nullify Anti 2nd-Amendment Legislation

Laura Ebke, chairwoman of the Nebraska RLC organization joined the KVSH Comment program Wednesday morning to discuss a bill introduced Tuesday by Senator Janssen of Fremont.   Janssen, who introduced LB451 along with District 3 Sen. Scott Price of Bellevue, said the administration’s orders go too far and violate 2nd Amendment rights. The bill, which is retroactive to Jan. 1, would make any federal law passed after Jan. 1 which places new restrictions on firearm or magazine ownership, or which places new registration requirements on firearm ownership, unenforceable in Nebraska.  Ebke stated that anyone with opinions on either side of the issue should contact their local state senator.  In the 43rd District, that's Al Davis.  His office number in Lincoln is (402) 471-2628.  If you prefer, Sen. Davis' email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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