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17 area schools competed in the West Holt Invitational Speech Tournament on Sat. Feb. 7th. 11 students from the VHS speech team performed. In the Novice Division, Isaac Yoder was 5th in Informative and Ashley Hoffman was 3rd in Persuasive. In the Varsity Division, Nate Luchsinger was a double medalist with 7th in Informative and 5th in Extemporaneous Speaking. The OID team of Jacy Miller, Sophie Lopez and Sydney Dunn took 7th. In Poetry, Sydney Dunn was 4th and Sophie Lopez was champion. Sophie Lopez and Jacy Miller were also champions in Duet acting.


2015 Inductees of the Nebraska Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame

Announcing the 2015 Inductees of the Nebraska Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame:

Glen Dee (Red) Barner - Stapleton

Jim Bixby - Ellsworth

Dennis Bonsall - Burwell

Sterling Bowers - Burwell

Bernard C. Burgess - Alliance

Ira "Sid" Sidney Cotton - Lewellen

Art Daly - Tryon

Melvin Dikeman - Hershey

Eleanor Dikeman - Hershey

Wayne Gorsuch - Alliance

Harry Walker Haythorn - Maxwell

Jack Ostergard - Gothenburg

Larry Wayne Painter - Springview

Walter L. Rhoades - Brewster

Larry Trenary - Arthur

Tom White - Ashby

Keith Zimmerman - Harrison

The Nebraska Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame Banquet will be held in Valentine Ne. on June 13th at the Bull Market in downtown Valentine Ne. Social hour will start at 4:00 PM with the benefit auction, banquet, and induction ceremony to follow.

Tickets can be obtained from Vern Oatman Chairman of the Board Broken Bow Ne. 308-870-0146, or Rod Palmer Executive Secretary Ainsworth Ne. 402-387-2212. Seating is Limited.


Any one wishing to donate items for the benefit auction can contact Vern Oatman at 308-870-0146


Congratulations to Coronation Royalty

The 71st Annual Valentine Coronation took place on Sunday, February 8th, 2015, sponsored by the Valentine Chamber of Commerce. A large crowd was in attendance to watch the royalty get crowned.

Crowned Queen was Payton Sandoz, King was Jacob Hand. Two princes were named, Brooks Coleman and Daniel Cox. Princess honors went to Sopie Lopez.

From the Junior class, Duke and Duchess went to Taryn Adam and Austin Dunbar.

Count and countess from the Sophomore class went to Riley Beel and Noah Eklund.

Pages from the Freshman class were Marisa Hutchinson and Jordan Kelber.

Mark Stoeger was honored with the Heart City Heart Award and Kyle Johnson received the Kay Sedivy Memorial for receiving the Most for VHS Award.

Hosts for the evening were Annie Brickner and Justus Utecht.


Assistance Needed From Valentine Police Department

Sometime during daylight hours, on 2/6/15 unknown persons attempted to gain entry into several apartments at 311 N. Wood St. in Valentine.  Information is needed to locate the perpetrators.  Contact the Valentine Police Department at 402-376-3055 with information.


Bull Bash this Weekend


Heart City Bull Bash will be returning this weekend in Valentine. Again this year there will be the Red Dress Event the evening of the 13th at the Cherry County Fairgrounds. Tickets for the Red Dress Event are sold out. Money is being raised for exercise equipment for the Cherry County Hospital Cardiac Rahab unit and for the two assisted living centers in Valentine.

The Bull Bash will take place on Main Street on the 14th with the bull exhibits, commercial exhibits, quilt show at Nelsen Furniture, bake sale, and the 4-H luck of the draw at the Bull Market among the many events. The Lady Wranglers will host a kids dummy roping as well. Wine tasting at Sandhills State Bank. The 5k run or walk will gather at the Comfort Inn parking lot at 10:30.

The Gun Show and Craft Show will be held at the Connot Brothers Auction Service facility on South Macomb Street featuring 30 tables of guns of knives and 30 tables of craft show items. Show opens at 10AM. There will also be a hat give away with a 100x custom made hat during Bull Bash.

After the Bull Bash, there will be the “Bash after the Bulls” at the 4-H building where a lucky person could win over $2,000. Dueling pianos will perform with doors open at 6pm. Tickets are available at Sandhills State Bank or from any committee member. Proceeds go to the Valentine and Cody Kilgore FFA programs.

Check out more Bull Bash events at Bull


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