Annual Flag Day Program
Monday, 09 June 2014 09:34
United States Flags will be given away during the annual trivia contest on the Comment Show broadcast by Radio KVSH at 10:15 am, 940 on the AM dial. Please note that the trivia contest will be on Friday June 13th.
The American Legion Family will sponsor the Flag Day program on Saturday June 14th.
The evening program will commence at 5:45 PM CST in front of the Bank of the West at 402 North Main Street, Valentine, showcasing their newly repaired flagpole. The nationwide Pause for the Pledge will be led at 6PM by Unit 90's Little Miss Poppy Josie Kelly. Junior members of Unit 90 and local Girl Scouts are also welcome to assist in the ceremony.
Singer for this special occasion is Cornhusker Girls State citizen Miss Sydney Dunn. Members of Leo Brinda Post 90, the Son’s of the American Legion, Boy Scout Troop #288 and Cub Scouts from Pack #288 will conduct the Flag Disposal Ceremony together. United States flags that need to be destroyed in a dignified manner may be left in the white Flag Drop Box on Main Street, located in front of the Veteran’s Club here in Valentine.
For more information please phone 402 376 2443.
Noted BB Coach Rick Hesse Passes
Friday, 06 June 2014 08:41
One of the most influential coaches in North Central and North East Nebraska died Thursday afternoon.
Rick Hesse, most recently of Valentine, died after receiving a heart transplant about two weeks ago.
In early May, Hesse was accepted into the heart transplant program at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He was placed on the heart transplant list on May 16 and the transplant occurred within days.
The news of Hesse’s death has traveled quickly around the country.
Hesse coached at Clearwater for more than 20 years, leading the Cardinals to 11 state tournaments and becoming the first boys team to win four consecutive state titles. Rick also gained notoriety as a fisherman throughout the area.
Hesse coached at Valentine High School with numerous successes and retired from administration at the school. Rick Hesse is survived by wife Kim and sons Greg, Jim, Doug and Joe. Memorial services will be at 11:00 am CT on June 14th at Valentine High School Gym.