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Local Museum to Open this Weekend

Centennial Hall Museum and Thrift shop will open this weekend. The museum features 13 rooms with displays of different themes. The thrift room offers good used items for sale to help fund the museum. The old school building will be open Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 and Saturdays from 9 to 5 through Labor Day week-end.

Also opening this weekend will be the Cherry County Historical Society Museum. The Society Museum will be open Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4:30. Both museums offer a look into the history of the Sandhills area in North Central Nebraska and South Central South Dakota.


Wind Development in Nebraska


The Center for Rural Affairs urged action by the Unicameral to amend LB 104, to incorporate provisions of another wind development bill, LB 402, to encourage developers to support Nebraska businesses and share stock in wind farms with their local employees.

Late last month the Unicameral voted, 33 to 0, in favor of advancing LB 402, which would build off the existing Community Based Energy Development (C-BED) program, from General File to Select File. That vote showed that there is strong support among Senators for wind development and an understanding of the value of that development can bring to our rural communities."

LB 402 incentivizes wind development done in the best way - a way that ensures the profits and economic benefits of wind development stay here in Nebraska. Passing a bill that encourages wind developers to share ownership with Nebraska employees and support Nebraska businesses to help make the most of these opportunities.


Cody Grocery Store Open


There was a large attendance at the opening of the Cody Grocery Store project on Friday in Cody. Governor Dave Heineman opened the event with comments at the Adamson Community Building. The Governor stated that “education is the great equalizer” and praised the efforts of the school students and the community who supported the Circle C market. Scotty and Tammy Millard of Scotty's Ranchland Foods in Valentine were also recognized for their help and guidance in getting the store up and running. Governor Heineman made a purchase at the store to lead off the grand opening. He purchased Oreo cookies. There is also a small class room at the store to accommodate students learning more about how to run a small business.


Commissioners Lift Burning Ban


Due to recent rains in Cherry County, the Cherry County Commissioners have at least temporarily lifted the county wide burning ban that was issued last summer during severe drought conditions. Chairman Mark Adamson informed KVSH last night that the burn ban would be lifted for the time being, but could be reinstated if conditions warrant later in the summer. He cautioned that some public lands in the area could still have some self imposed burning restrictions and visitors should make sure about them. Once again the Cherry County Commissioners have lifted the burning ban in Cherry County. Area Fire Chiefs encouraged everyone to still be extremely cautious about camp fires and burning barrel and take necessary precautions.



Bassett Fatality

BASSETT, Neb. (AP) - A Bassett woman has died in a single-vehicle crash in central Nebraska.

Rock County Sheriff James Anderson tells the Lincoln Journal Star (http://bit.ly/11aKmyL) that 27-year-old Claudia Koenig died in the Monday morning crash.

Anderson says Koenig was driving northbound on U.S. Highway 183 about 25 miles south of Bassett when her Jeep went into a ditch, veered back across the highway and rolled several times.

Anderson says Koenig was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the Jeep. She died at the scene.

Anderson says investigators believe speed played a factor in the crash.


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