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Updated Election Filings in Cherry County

Here are the latest filings for the county races in the upcoming May 13th primary election. According to the Cherry County Clerk’s office, Neil Wescott has filed for City Council, Jan Wiley for County Treasurer, Rusty Osburn for Cherry County Sheriff.  Also filing were Lorana Eggert for Clerk of the District Court.  Will Fischer has filed for school board, while James B Ward of Valentine, Tanya Storer of Whitman and Martin Denaeyer of the Seneca area have both filed for Cherry County Commissioner.  Shane Daniels have also put their name in the hat. Challengers will have until March 3rd to file for public office. Incumbent Jim Van Winkle filed for re-election this week and Jerry Adamson will have until February 18th to decide if he is going to run for re-election.  Once again this year ballots will be mailed out to all precincts in Cherry County except the three Valentine Precincts which will cast ballots at the 4-H building.

All county elected officials will be up for re-election during the May primary. There have been no other filings at this time.


Be Careful of Scams


Area residents are reminder to be careful about scam intended to get them to send money to help out a young grandchild or niece or nephew who is supposedly in trouble at some location. Recently some calls have been generated in Canada and asking a grandparent for money to help them out with bail or some other emergency situation. Do not give out financial information over the phone or send money without checking out the facts first. Contact the person in trouble or family members to verify that it was that person who made the plea for help. Contact the Cherry County Sheriffs Office if you suspect a scam. 402 376 1890.


Bull Bash February 15th


The bulls will be back in Valentine on Saturday, February 15 for the 13th Annual Heart City Bull Bash. Cattle breeders from three states will have their bulls on display on Valentine's Main Street from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CST). This year's Bull Bash will feature bulls representing six breeds. In addition to the bulls, there will also be a variety of equipment displays on Main Street.

The day will be filled with events and activities. Opening at 10 a.m., will be the gun show in the Second Wind/Curtis Hoover Event Center at the corner of Main and Second Street. The Valentine Friends of the Library will host a wine tasting from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at Wells Fargo Bank and the Cherry County 4-H Council will hold the Luck of the Draw fundraiser at the Cedar Canyon Steakhouse. The Sand Painters Art Guild will have an art show in Security 1st Bank and Plains Trading Company Booksellers will have book signings. Coloring contest entries and salt block art will also be on display. Local businesses will offer various in-store specials

Topping off the day, will be a concert by the popular Bar J Wranglers. This popular group will perform at the Valentine High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. for one performance. Their western music and comedy are always entertaining. Tickets for the show are $20/person. Tickets are available at: Valentine Visitor Center, Plains Trading Company Booksellers, Union Bank & Trust, Wells Fargo Bank and Young's Western Wear.


CNEDD Reorganized to Serve Area


The Central Nebraska Economic Development District is proud to announce that Judy Petersen will serve as the new Executive Director of the Development District, effective January 17, 2014, and that a new alliance has been formed between the Central Nebraska Economic Development District (CNEDD) and the Central Nebraska Housing Developers (CNHD). The office will serve the Central Nebraska region through a more holistic approach to community and economic development, bringing about positive change for Central Nebraskans.

Coming soon, community and county leaders will be asked to respond to a survey, giving them the opportunity to provide input about your county and community needs.

Community and county needs may include: enhancing business opportunities, improving community amenities and programs, expanding housing, and retaining youth, just to name a few. The first goal is to gather input and develop a plan to address each communities needs through local and regional partnerships, and funding resources.


CNEDD members in the KVSH area include: Cities/Villages of Atkinson, Bassett, Cody, Johnstown, Long Pine, Nenzel, and Springview.


To learn more about the Central Nebraska Economic Development District and how they can serve your community, please call Judy Petersen at 402-340-0106, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Valentine Selective Enforcement

Officers with the Valentine Police Department conducted 40 traffic stops resulting in 3 alcohol related citations during the Selective Overtime Saturation Patrols held December 13, 2013 to January 1, 2014. 
Officers put in a total of 481 hours including overtime hours during this special enforcement effort with the help of more than $1,100.00  grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).

The following statistics reflect officer activity in an effort to curb alcohol related driving and related behaviors:
1 arrest for Assault
3 arrests for shoplifting
1 arrest for driving under the influence
2 arrests for Minor in Possession of Alcohol
14 total citations and 26 warnings were issued for numerous traffic offenses.


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