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Valentine Coronation, February 6th


Tickets for the February 6th Coronation event in Valentine are now on Sale at Fashions, Union Bank and at the Valentine Visitors Center. Adult ticket prices are $5 each and children under 12 are $2. The theme for this years event will be “Destination Love” with Jacob Tehrani and Briana Butler serving as tour guides. There will be an expanded field of candidates at this years event. There will be 5 sets of candidates from the freshmen, sophmore and junior classes and six sets of candidates from the Senior Class. The ceremony begins at 5pm on the 6th at Valentine High School.


New Drug Dog for City?

Donations are being sought for the purchase of a Narcotic Detection Dog for the Valentine Police Department.  This dog will aid officers in their deterrence of narcotic trafficking, use and transportation within and through our community.  In addition, the dog will be certified to track those who may lose their way in our rural countryside.  The Narcotic Detection dog will be available for public education opportunities as well as school assemblies.  If you would like more information on how to contribute to this endeavor, please contact Dana Miller at 402-376-1183 or Jim McCormick at 402-376-3470 for more details.  Kids are also encouraged to contribute by donating: dog dishes, leashes, dog food and more.  Donations are tax deductible. 


Results of Cork Thorton Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament

TC Colvin and Tom Mehrens of Valentine won the annual Cork Thorton Memerial Ice Fishing Tournament on January 16th at Merrit Dam.  The two anglers caught almost 12.5 pounds of fish including a 3.64 pound bass.  Dave Fehlhafer of Doniphan and Don Cox of Mullen came in second place with slightly over 12 pounds of fish.  34 teams competed in the annual event. 


Fast Draw group to practice

The newly formed Cowboy Fast Draw club will meet at Sparks Wednesday evening at the old school house in Sparks. They will be practice shooting. Anyone interested in joining the club is welcome to attend. Anyone with a 45 calibur single action revolver is encouraged to bring it along. Ammunition will be supplied at this practice session. For more information contact Ed Hienert or Dean Storms.


County Commissioners Elect Mark Adamson


The Cherry County Commissioners met for a regular meeting on Janaury 11th which was the annual reorganizational meeting. Mark Adamson was elected chairman of the board and there were several committee assignments. Jim VanWinkle will be supervisor for Raod District 1, which includes the Valentine area. Mark Adamson will be supervisor for District 2, which includes Brown Lee, Mullen and Ashby. Jerry Adamson will supervisor district 3 which is the Merriman area. Lloyd Smith was reappointed County Highway Superintendent. Mark Adamson will continue representation on the Niobrara Council. Representatvies for the construction com,pany along with administrator Gary
Weaver provided the board with an update on the Justice Center including a revised construction schedule and information regarding temporary measures that may need to be taken by courthouse offices during some of the demolition and remodeling the remains to be done. Pat Monroe submitted a letter of resignation from the board of adjustment, which was accepted.


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