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Suspicious Weekend Death

KVSH radio has received reports of a suspicious death that occurred over the weekend just northeast of Valentine.  KVSH has contacted the Cherry County Attorney's office and there is no official statement at this time.  Unofficial reports indicate that Ed Mathiesen, age 64 of Valentine, was the victim.


Cowboy Fast Draw in Valentine in September


The Sparks Spurs of the National Cowboy Fast Draw Association will host a three day event in Valentine September 18th through the 20th at the Cherry County Fairgrounds. The 18th will be the Nebraska State Championship and the Great Plains Territorial Championships will be held on September 19th and 20. The event is hoping to bring 100 shooters from across the country to compete. The public is welcome to attend and participate if they are a member of the Fast Draw Association.

CFDA has about 70 affiliated clubs across North America and several countries, with over 3,000 members.

Cowboy Fast Draw is a timed sport using single action .45 caliber western style six shooter. Cowboy Fast Draw is done with special .45 colt casings that are modified to accept 209 shotgun primers, with no powder. These alone propel the 18 grain wax bullets at approximately 650 feet per second.

For more information about the Fast Draw Association, go to For more information about how to become involved in the local chapter or the event in September, contact Dean or Nancy Storms.


Niobrara River Open For Business

The Niobrara River is enjoying near-perfect conditions for recreation. Known nationally as one of the best canoeing rivers in the country, the Niobrara National Scenic River (NSR) has been running at optimal water levels for floating, wading, and all around fun.
Saturdays are usually filled with people enjoying the river with friends, while the rest of the week offers a quieter and more family-friendly experience.
The Niobrara NSR Visitor Center, Valentine, is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. until Labor Day. Each Saturday in the summer, children are invited to enjoy an activity in the visitor center, including making their own “dragonfly,” searching for “fossils” in a mock dig, and more.
Visitors can also join a ranger for Junior Ranger programs each Sunday through August 16th at10:00 a.m. at Smith Falls State Park. These hands-on programs are designed for kids from 6-12, but all are welcome.
For more information, call the Niobrara NSR Visitor Center at 402-376-1901


Girl Dies in ATV Accident


A 4-year-old Springview girl died Sunday night as a result of an all-terrain vehicle accident that occurred south of Long Pine.
According to the sheriff’s department report, at 9:20 p.m. Sunday on a private drive 23 miles south of Long Pine, an all-terrain vehicle driven by a 10-year-old Springview boy overturned. Bit Reins Painter, 4, of Springview, was riding on the back of the ATV.
She was transported to the Brown County Hospital, where she was pronounced dead from injuries suffered during the accident. The 10-year-old boy was not injured.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorials for Bit Painter may be made to the family for a future designation.


Circus in Valentine July 25th

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Valentine Lions Club, the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will be in Valentine on Saturday, July 25th at the Cherry County Fairgrounds, 120 S. Green Street, with two scheduled performances at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm CT. Each performance is 90 minutes long.

Tickets may be purchased in advance from several locations, including Berry Creek Gun & Pawn, Nim-Rods Bait & Tackle, and KVSH Radio. Cost for advanced tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 2-12. Children under 2 are free. Tickets the day of cost $13 for adults and $7 for children.

A full list of locations to purchase tickets is as follows:

Advanced Pet Care 904 W. Hwy 20

Berry Creek 403 N.Main St.

Brewers Canoers 433 E.HWY 20

Bob's Signs & Gift Baskets & More 125 S. Main

Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center S. Main

Henderson's IGA HWY 20

KVSH Radio 126 W. 3rd st.

Midland News 146 W. 3rd

Milo & Max 733 W. HWY 20

Nim-Rods Bait & Tackle W. HWY 20

Old Bulk Foods 329E. Main

The Insurance Center 340 W. HWY 20

Union Bank & Trust 320 S Hall

Valentine Niobrara Lodge E. HWY 20

The Quilting Cupboard 130 W 4th

Young's Western Wear 413 Main



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