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Valentine Prom Set

The 2014 Valentine Junior- Senior prom “A Shipwreck Dream” will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Banquet will be held at the Peppermill Restaurant at 6:00 P.M. Pictures will be taken at the High School around 7:00 P.M. with the doors closing at 7:30 P.M. followed by the promenade at 8:00 P.M. with the crowning to take place around 8:15 P.M. The public is welcome to attend. The dance will be from 9:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. on the floor of the gym. The post prom event will be hosted by the parents after the dance at the 4-H building.

 

Candidates Set For May 13th Primary

 

THINGS ARE SET FOR THE MAY 13TH PRIMARY WITH THE CLOSING OF THE DATE TO FILE AS A CANDIDATE YESTERDAY. THE CHERRY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RACE WILL HAVE SIX REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES VYING FOR TWO POSITIONS....JIM VANWINKLE IS AN INCUMBENT WITH FIVE CHALLENGERS....TANYA STORER, MARTIN DENAEYER, SHANE DANIELS, JAMES B. WARD AND RUTH HOBBS.

 

THE VALENTINE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BOARD HAS THREE OPENINGS WITH INCUMBENTS BEING SUSIE BEEL AND WILL FISCHER...ALSO FILING ARE KURT ARGANBRIGHT, GREG GASS AND JERRY REYNOLDSON....ALL FIVE CANDIDATES WILL MOVE TO THE GENERAL ELECTION.

 

FIVE PEOPLE ARE RUNNING FOR TWO OPENINGS ON THE VALENTINE CITY COUNCIL....ONE WILL BE ELIMINATED IN THE PRIMARY WITH FOUR MOVING TO THE GENERAL ELECTION.....CANDIDATES ARE KEVIN PETIGREW, NEAL WESCOTT, T.C. COLVIN, DAVE DENT, AND WALLY BALLIET.

 

THE ONLY OTHER CONTESTED RACE THAT WILL BE DECIDED IN THE PRIMARY WILL BE FOR CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT BETWEEN LORANA EGGERT AND KATHY HAMMOND.

 

SAF Banquet a Success Despite Cold Snap

 

Despite bitter cold temperatures and 4 inches of new snow on the ground, about 260 people attended the annual Sandhills Area Foundation dinner and auction this past Saturday evening at the 4-H building in Valentine. According to preliminary numbers the auction raised about $28,000 dollars and the Kubota tractor raffle brought in around $12,000. All 550 tickets for the tractor were sold and Sharon Brown of Valentine won the tractor. The meal was catered by the Peppermill Restaurant in Valentine

   

Family Fun Day on Niobrara River

 

The Niobrara National Scenic River will host their 5th Annual Outdoor Family Fun Day on April 26th, 2014 from 11A.M. – 3P.M. Join them at Smith Falls State Park and learn about the Niobrara River.

You can take a short, canoe ride down the river, try your hand at archery, learn all about birds and how to "fool the fish", and much more. When you get hungry you can cook hot dogs and s’mores over a campfire. 

Those who participate in the Take a Hike program will receive a special patch. The event is free and lunch will be provided. An NGPC Park Permit is required. Smith Falls State Park is located 19 miles east of Valentine, Nebraska via Hwy 12. For more information contact
Adrianne Johnson at the Niobrara National Scenic River office in Valentine at 402 376 1901

 

St. Francis Man Charged with Murder

 

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for First Degree Murder, Kidnapping, Interstate Transportation of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Larceny.

Riley McCloskey, age 20, was indicted on February 12TH. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 21, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The charges relate to incidents that occurred between December 23, 2013, and December 24, 2013. McCloskey and others were charged with unlawfully killing two victims during the perpetration of kidnappings, and aiding and abetting each other in the commission of the offenses. One of the victims was strangled until he was unconscious and then stabbed in the chest with a screwdriver. The second victim was assaulted and also stabbed in the chest with a screwdriver. McCloskey is also alleged to have stolen a motor vehicle and driven it from Nebraska across the state line into South Dakota.

McCloskey was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

   

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