Damage at City Gym
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 11:31
The Valentine City Gym sustained a considerable amount of water damage recently from a broken water fountain at the south end of the gym. The incident apparently took place sometime between 8pm Friday night and 9AM Saturday morning. The drinking fountain was knocked off the wall and the water was shut off, but not before the damage occurred to the south end of the gym floor and the Headstart Kitchen area on the ground floor. There was also damage in the Northwest Community Action area of the ground floor. The exact dollar amount of damage is not available. It is not know if the damage was accidental or deliberate. If anyone has any information about the incident, please contact Valentine City Hall at 402-376-2323. Because of this incident, all keys to the building must be turned into city hall by November 25th. Public use of the facility will be strictly through the city office or contact Jenny Reece at 389-1675.
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:39
(Chadron)-The Chadron Lady Cardinal volleyball team may have ended their season last week when they were defeated by Kearney Catholic, but they ended up taking home a lot more than just a trophy. The fans who went to cheer on the girls were also recipients of something that will stick with them and mean much more.
Chadron High School Principal Jerry Mack drafted a letter, which he sent to the administration at Ogallala High School, the North Platte Telegraph, and the Nebraska State Activities Association on behalf of the team and fans at the state volleyball tournament. In Mack's blog at chadronschools.org, he shared the letter he wrote which detailed the wonderful sportsmanship demonstrated by the Ogallala High School Band.
In the letter, Mack said that due to travel distance and home activities, Chadron High School had only a small handful of students in attendance at the first round game against Kearney Catholic. As the previous game ended (Ogallala vs Wayne), the Ogallala High School band packed up and carried all of their instruments across the gym to play for the Chadron pre-game warm-ups. Mack said the Cardinal fans know that Chadron and Ogallala share the same school song, as displayed at the district final game between these two teams.
He said that not only the players, but parents and fans were so excited to see this support from their Western Nebraska friends. The excitement and support between one school's band and another team's fans was memorable. Mack went on to say that to further add to this special show of support, all of the Ogallala band members joined behind the small student section during the game with several Ogallala students leading cheers and chants for the Chadron team.
Mack ended his letter by again expressing his thanks, and said Go Indians!