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Winners at KVSH Anniversary

 

Heart City Radio would like to congratulate all the winners during our 50th anniversary day last Friday. T-Shirt winners included: Jerry Grooms, Vicki Cumbow, Dr. James & Karen Butler, Twila Dewing, Mark Reimers and Diane Foster. Anniversary caps were won by Tom Cooper, Darlene Publow, Steve Steele, Nicki Hall, Jerry and Carol Earl and Shelly Frank. Winning $50 in Chamber Bucks were Kayla Kelly, Ken Krishner, Mary Anne Perrett, Al Walkling, Kelly Hollopeter, Irma Todd, Jack Eitzen, Peg Liberator, Annie Hollopeter-Swan, Ranae Criitchfield.

Over 160 people attend the special broadcast from Cedar Canyon Steakhouse and Peppermill on Friday. KVSH would like to thank all our faithful listeners and advertisers for the past 50 years and look forward to serving you in the future.

 

New Local Census Data Released

 

The US Census Bureau released the local population numbers Tuesday.  Valentine’s population is 2737 people.  That is a 2.9% drop from the 2000 population of 2820.  The actual count is much better than the census bureau’s 2009 estimate of 2534.  The bad news is that the drop of 83 people in the last decade is much worse than the drop of only 6 people in the prior decade. 

 Cherry County went from 6148 in 2000 to 5713 in 2010.  That is a 7% drop but it is still better than the 2009 estimate of 5,474.  Valentine is now 48% of the population of Cherry County which is up from 46% in 2000. 

 

1990

2000

2010

Cherry County

6307

6148

5,713

Valentine

2826

2820

2,737

Gordon

1803

1756

1,612

Merriman

151

118

128

Cody

177

149

154

Nenzel

8

13

20

Kilgore

79

99

77

Crookston

99

98

69

Wood Lake

59

72

63

Ainsworth

1,870

1,862

1,728

Broken Bow

3,778

3491

3,559

O’Neill

3,852

3,733

3,705

 

 

Wilson Sentenced for Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, man charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on March 1, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Edward Leon Wilson, age 28, was sentenced to 33 months of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund, and $3,693 in restitution.

Wilson was indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, First Degree Burglary, and Larceny by a federal grand jury on October 13, 2010. The charge relates to Wilson using his shod feet to assault a female in Todd County on March 21, 2010. He pled guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon on December 6, 2010.

Wilson was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal.

   

Economic Development Baord meets.

 

The Valentine/Cherry County Economic Development Board met last night for a regular meeting at the Valentine Library. The board discussed the upcoming meeting hosted by Game and Parks which will discuss the possible purchase of the Snake Falls area southwest of Valentine. Board members will attend the meeting on March 11th to keep apprised of the issue, as it may have an economic impact on tourism development in the area. The board also discussed ongoing projects such as Wind Energy development and avenues for recruitment of new business. The board is also organizing a meeting on March 24th to discuss housing needs in the Valentine area. More information will be available on this project in the next couple of weeks.

The Economic Development Board currently has three revolving loans in action totaling about $175,000. These loans are from the LB840 fund, generated by the local sales tax. Each of the three loans was approved by the loan committee, the ED board and finally by the City Council. These loans are available to local businesses for start-up or expansion and must involve lending institutions. Interested businesses should contact Mike Burge for details.

 

Annual Sandhills Area Foundation Banquet

 

 

Over 200 people attended the Annual Sandhills Area Foundation Banquet and Auction on Saturday evening at the Cherry County Fairgrounds. Foundation President Monty Neiffer gave a short welcome and introductions. The evening meal was catered by The Peppermill in Valentine including valet parking and wine tasting. After the gourmet meal, there was spirited bidding on over 40 items up for auction to help raise money for area scholarships and community grants. Auctioneers for the evening included Greg Arendt, Mike Baxter and Dennis Connot. No total dollar amount from the auction is available at this time. Last year over $15,000 was raised during the auction.

   

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