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Back to School for Local Students

Valentine High School Students head back to school Friday, August 15th for their first full day. On Monday the 18th, High School Students will have their first full week of classes. The Middle School will commence classes with a 1/2 day on Tuesday the 19th. Kindergarten orientation will take place at 8:30 AM CT on the 19th, the Elementary School will hold an ice cream social at 5 pm, and High School Fall Sports Parents meeting will be at 7 pm on the 19th as well.  Rural School Students head back to school on Wednesday the 20th, and Elementary students have a 1/2 day on the 20th, with their first full day to follow on the 21st. Best wishes to all students!


Emergency Crews Respond to Single Vehicle Accident

Cherry County Emergency personnel responded to the report of an accident just before noon on Thursday. According to Cherry County Sheriff Rusty Osburn, a single vehicle was involved in a rollover 3 miles south of Hwy 12 on Smith Falls Road. Only minor injuries to the two occupants of the vehicle were reported. Cherry County Sheriff's Office, Cherry County Ambulance, and the Valentine Volunteer Fire Department all responded to the scene.


Sandhills Piecemakers Quilt Guild Hosts Annual Appearance of Pat Knoechel, Sister of Eleanor Burns

The Sandhills Piecemakers Quilting Guild of Valentine, NE is proud to present Pat Knoechel on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 2-4 pm CT at the First Baptist Church, 209 N Green Street, Valentine, NE.  Pat is from California and travels the United States promoting Quilt in a Day. Pat is the sister of famous quilter Eleanor Burns. Pat brings with her this year patterns of Honeycomb, Christmas Tree & Wreath, Double Four Patch, Geese in the Garden, Pineapple, Nouveau Wedding Ring, and Chimneys and Cornerstones.  There will be a sneak preview of the new book Mystery Quilts.  Both beginners and advanced quilters will find Pat’s methods and tips applicable for their next projects.

Dessert will be served before Pat’s talk and a door prize will be given as guests arrive. Coupons for Quilt in a Day products will be drawn for during the talk.

The Sandhills Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets the fourth Monday of every month at the First Baptist Church.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information please call Debby Galloway, 402-376-3471 or Helen Brock 402-376-1164


Ranchland fire menaces homes in western Nebraska

Authorities say a fire that menaced several homes has burned an estimated 150 acres of ranchland in western Nebraska.

The fire was reported Wednesday afternoon along U.S. Highway 83, about halfway between North Platte and Stapleton to the north. No injuries were reported.

Fire crews from the Stapleton, North Platte, Maxwell and Lincoln County Rural departments were called for help. The fire was under control by 4 p.m.


ALS Walk September 3rd

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. a group will gather at the Cowboy Trail picnic area behind to help raise awareness of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. There will be a short presentation and a balloon send off to honor and remember those that have suffered with or now suffer with ALS. They will then walk (for those that want to) approximately one mile. There will also be a lemonade stand/bake sale. There will also be a free will donation bucket which all proceeds will go to the Tri-City ALS Walk that Kathy Colburn will be attending on September 6th. All proceeds that go to the Tri-City ALS go to help purchase equipment, etc. that are rented or given to patients that suffer with ALS.


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