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Viet Nam Veterans Tribute Growing


Area veterans organizations from Valentine, Wood Lake and Cody are working together to pay tribute to Vietnam War Veterans on Saturday July 27th in Valentine. According to organizers, Legion and Legion Auxiliaries plan to hold a parade and luncheon on July 27th to honor those who served in the Vietnam War. The parade will be held at 11am with a luncheon and program held afterwards at the 4-H building. The parade already has 18 entries and could include some dignitaries that have been invited. Contact Kelli Hollopeter for parade information at 376-1373. At this time it looks like there could be close to 300 for the luncheon which will be for veterans and their spouses. Hamburger has been donated for the lunch and veteran organizations are providing deserts and salads. Organizers are still compiling a list of area Viet Nam veterans who served in the war to send a personal invitation for them and their spouse to take part in the event. If you know of a Vietnam War Veteran please call Bonnie Phillips at 376-5139 or Donna Blocker at 376-6832 to check and make sure their name is on the list. They also need addresses if you have them. You can also contact Donna Ries in Wood Lake. 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War.


Turtle Races This Saturday


This is the last week to adopt your turtles for the Valentine Chamber of Commerce annual turtle Races Saturday in the City Park. Residents are encouraged to adopt a turtle at one of many participating businesses in Valentine to potentially win $750 in Chamber Bucks. Each Turtle can be adopted for only $5 or you can get 5 for $20. Each heat winner will receive $50 and the top ten in each heat will qualify for the finals which will be for the big prize. If the winner is present at the races, they receive $750. If they are not present, they will be awarded $500. Be sure to listen to KVSH on July 13th , starting at noon, for heat by heat results. There will also be a sand volleyball tournament that day coordinated by Jill Elliott for anyone interested. Contact the Valentine Chamber of commerce for more information at 402-376-2969.

Don’t forget that July 31st is the annual Chamber Golf Scramble at the Prairie Club. Only 30 teams are allowed and the field is over half full at this time.


Sports Nightly Tonight at Jordans

The Husker Sports Nightly Show will be in Valentine tonight. Valentine was selected as one of the five sites for the Woodhouse Auto Family Sports Nightly Summer Road Show July 8-12.
Coaches scheduled to make the trip to Valentine include Baseball Coach Darin Erstad and Athletic Director Shown Eichorst along with the Sports Nightly broadcast crew including Jeff Kulhane, Kent Pavelka and Matt Davison. They will golf at The Prairie Club this afternoon and join the Sports Nightly broadcast this evening from Jordan's Fine Dining in Valentine. The broadcast begins at 6pm and fans are encouraged to be there early.


Demolition Derby Results

The Fourth of July Demolition Derby results are as follows:

1st place, Travis Bostock.

2nd place, Matthew Jones.

3rd place, Justin Hand.

4th place, Tyler Hanson.

5th place, Alyssa Homan.

Flag race winner:  Tyler Hanson.

"Mad Dog" winner:  Tyler Hanson.

Thanks to all the participants, and the Cherry County Ag Society for another fun Derby, and thanks to all who donated to, and the Lions Club for sponsoring the fireworks display, and the Valentine Volunteer Fire Department for their expertise and assistance!


Fire Department Responds to Garage Fire on the Fourth

Moments after participating in the annual Fourth of July parade, the Valentine Volunteer Fire Department and Cherry County Ambulance were called to respond to a reported garage fire on B Street.  Within about a half-hour, firefighters had extinguished the fire on B Street near Wood St.  No injuries were reported, and Police Chief Ben McBride said the State Fire Marshal will respond to determine the cause of the fire.  Total damages or insurance information was not yet available by the structure's owner, Dennis Kruegar.


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