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Gordon Elevator Fire

 

Several fire crews from Dawes, Sheridan and Cherry Counties worked together Saturday morning to help fight a blaze at the Gordon grain elevator. Witnesses on scene said the fire was initially called in to Gordon at approximately 5 am, and Pat Gould with the Chadron Fire Department said their crews were called in shortly after 7 am for mutual aid.

Although not confirmed, spontaneous combustion of the grain is the suspected culprit. The fire was contained to a one-story warehouse and a taller storage facility. Main Street and First Street were temporarily closed for several blocks as a safety precaution, as well as to give fire crews plenty of room to move. It was also reported that Nebraska Public Power District had to disconnect power to a small area of town for a short period of time during the height of the fire.

By noon on Saturday, the fire was pretty much contained, although crews were expected to remain on scene into the evening watching the scene and continuing to pour water onto the facility, which still had some hot spots and occasional flames.

 

Local Teachers Receive Grants

There were 64 Nebraska teachers who received the exciting news from U.S. Cellular that their classroom projects had been funded through the company’s Calling All Teachers campaign. The wireless carrier worked with philanthropic website DonorsChoose.org to fund $500,000 in creative and impactful classroom projects submitted by public school teachers. Nebraska donations worth $32,639 will benefit 7,364 students throughout the state.
Angela Jordan and Michelle Tinant of Valentine Elementary School received funding for the $715.51 Helping a Guidance Counselor Help Students and $687.87 Liberated Learning projects, respectively.

 

Valentine Comprehensive Plan

 

A small group of engaged Valentine citizens attended the public information meeting last evening to discuss the City of Valentine Comprehensive Plan. The plan looks at population trends, housing issues, land use and recreation among other areas. Cherry County has lost population from 200 to 2010 and is down about 2500 residents since the peak in about 1960. The City of Valentine has declined about 140 residents during that time. ON the housing issue, research show about 4% of housing is rated excellent, 45% good, 36% sufficient, 12% challenged and 2% deficient. The group is nearing the end of the process and will have final results soon. For more information go to rdgusa.com/crp/valentine. That web site link is on the KVSH.com website.

   

WINNERS

 

 

FOUR PEOPLE TIED WITH JUST ONE WRONG IN THIS WEEKS KVSH COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION CONTEST.....IOWA'S 375 TOTAL YARDS DETERMINED OUR WINNERS.....

 

FIRST PLACE WENT TO ALEAH JACOBS.....AND SECOND WAS DOUG PIER BOTH OF VALENTINE.

 

UPSET SATURDAY

 

IT WAS A CARD FULL OF UPSETS IN THIS WEEKS COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION CONTEST.....NO PERFECT CARDS NOT EVEN ANY WITH JUST ONE WRONG...AND THERE WERE ONLY 10 CARDS THAT MISSED JUST TWO GAMES.....

 

THIS WEEKS MONEY WENT TO GINNY LEE FOR FIRST AND WARREN JACKSON FOR SECOND PLACE....NEBRASKA'S 435 YARDS DETERMINED THE WINNERS.

 

TOTALS FOR THE YEAR SHOULD BE OUT LATER THIS WEEK.

   

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