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Cherry County Commissioners Race

It appears that the two Incumbents will retain seats on the Cherry County Board of Commissioners with their nomination to the general election.  Jerry Adamson was the leader in votes Tuesday night with all the  precincts counted.  Adamson had accumulated 793 votes.  The other incumbent, Jim Van Winkle garnered 725 votes and Martin Denayer, the challenger, received 683.  One interesting note, there were 398 people who under-voted in the commissioners race where voters could make up to two selections, meaning they voted for only one, or made no selection at all, for commissioner.   The Commissioners race was the only contested local race.

Some other election notes, there were 1,534 ballots cast.  1,305 were Republicans and 183 Democrats along with 46 nonpartisan.  Rusty Osburn received 1,158 or 98.5% of the vote for County Sherriff, with no opponent.  For County Clerk, Tom Elliott received 1,161 votes and for County Attorney Eric Scott picked up 913 votes versus 43 write-ins.  In the November general election area voters will see contested races for School Board and City Council.



Conway faces charge in Police Standoff


46 year old Michael Conway is back in the Cherry County Jail facing charges of criminal mischief and violation of a protection order.Conway is the man who sparked a standoff last weekend with law enforcement officials that lasted almost 17 hours.  Conway refused to come out of the building at 4th and Cherry Streets in Valentine until Nebraska State Patrol SWAT Team members were in place to approach the building.  According to Cherry County Attorney Eric Scott, Conway faces felony criminal mischief charges and violation of a protection order.It is not know yet when Mr. Conway will appear in court.


Summer Art Classes

Registrations are now being taken for the Summer Youth Art Classes by Pat Schemmer.  Classes will begin on June 1st and will continue until July 15th at the Youth Activities Directors office at the old gym.  Classes will cover a variety of topics including; clay, ceramic masks, portraits, acrylics, photography and more.  For more information contact Pat Schemmer at 376-4222.  Classes are limited to the first 20 students registering and registration forms are available at the Studios of KVSH. 


Triple S Pumping Opens

There's a new business in the area.  Triple S Pumping is now accepting appointments for septic and sewer systems.  According to owner Daniel Ward, his grandfather started serving the area over 40 years ago as Delbert's Plumbing, but has since retired.  Daniel has picked up the torch and is now servicing the surounding area for those in need of sewer line cleaning and septic tank pumping and instatllation.  Call 402 376-1441 to contact Triple S Pumping.


Youth Planning Commission scholarships

The Scholarship Committee of the Valentine Area Youth planning Commission met Tuesday to review applications for the Planning Commission scholarships.  After reviewing all the applications, the committee announced that four seniors from Valentine High School will each be receiving $200 scholarships.  Those four recipients are Chelsey Hand, Sarah Simmons, Tana Breuklander and Erin Dunn.  A reminder that Valentine High School Graduation is this Saturday at 4pm. 


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