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Valentine Housing Rehab Grant

The City of Valentine is applying for a new grant to assist eligible owner-occupied (OOR) Valentine households to repair and rehabilitate their homes.  Homes must be located within the municipal boundaries of the City of Valentine.  Eligible repairs include roof, windows, doors, insulation, electrical, foundation, heating/hair, walls, ceiling, floors, lead-based paint hazards, accessibility into and round home, just to name a few.  A maximum of $25,000 will be available per home.  Low-to-no interest loans will be available to eligible homeowners and properties, once grant funds are approved.   Valentine’s first OOR grant was very successful, with 9 homes rehabilitated at that time.

If you or someone you know could benefit from this housing program, please stop in the Valentine City Offices or call them at 402-376-2323 to receive more information and to express your interest in this program.


Sand Painters Art Guild Celebrates 50 Years and will have a show to honor Lamoureaux

Come and celebrate 50 years of the Sand Painters Art Guild and join us in honoring Marti Lamoureaux. An exhibit of Lamoureaux’s work is on display throughout the month of June at the Valentine Public Library.

A reception honoring Lamoureaux will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Valentine Public Library with light refreshments available.

Lamoureaux is a charter member of the Sand Painters Art Guild since its inception in 1964. She is the longest-serving member of the Sand Painters Art Guild.


Pre-Flag Day Trivia Giveaway

Today on the comment show flags and prizes worth $320 were given away. Twenty-five flags and a patriotic geranium planter were offered in the trivia contest.

There were two grand prizes, the geranium plant was donated by Cherry Street Nursery and a 3X5 foot stitched and embroidered flag.

This annual contest is sponsored by Leo Brinda Post 90 of the American Legion Family in cooperation with KVSH Radio 940 AM.

The flags were donated by Post 90 commander.


3 volunteers

Serving 26 winners

Value of $320

Hours – 8



City Council Meeting

The Valentine City Council met Thursday evening for a regular monthly meeting. Recently hired Valentine police chief Dana Miller made a report to the council pointing out some of the plans for the future. One of the first items of business will be to fill the spot open with the departure of former Chief Mcbride for private business. A major project will be preparing for a school related incident. Lt. Slama will be attending a training to help develop a plan for such an occurrence. At this time the department is averaging about 362 calls per month. The Valentine K-9 unit worked with Cherry County Authorities and was successful in helping to take $10,000 in alleged drug related cash off the street this week.

The plan for creating a sanitary sewer district along Development Street was scrapped after adjacent property owners voted against the district. There was discussion of creating a smaller sewer district to accommodate the landowners who do want the service.

Four alcohol permits were all approved for the Valentine City park during the last couple of week of June for Rotary, family reunions and class reunions. A class D liquor license was approved for Berry Creek Enterprises doing business as Nim Rods on west highway 20.

Judy Peterson of Central Nebraska Economic Development District presented the council with information about the owner occupied housing rehab grant opportunity. The city participated in this program a few years ago and it was successful with 8 homes in Valentine. This year the federal grant application would be for enough funding to do 6 homes. The limit is $25,000 per home and is based on income levels. The council voted 4 to 1 to proceed with the grant application.

A request from Joseph Ferris to remove NO U turn signs on North Main St, except 6th St, was approved.

A request for funds from LB840 to support two interns for six weeks to do research on Main Street lots and buildings to create a historical walking tour was approved. The Fly Over Me project journalists made a request for office space in City Hall for summer work. The request was approved.

A request for $5,000 to help pay for a welcome to Valentine sign near the cowboy trail southeast of Valentine was approved. The Visitors promotion board and Chamber of Commerce are also funding the project.


Area Artists Wins State Awards

The Sandpainters Art Guild received 3 awards at the 2014 Nebraska ANAC Convention in McCook NE.  Receiving a certificate of excellence was Dave Dorsey's acrylic titled "Sara".  Honorable Mentions went to Chris Davis' photograph titled "Eying You" and Jamie Beel's photo "Banished".



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