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Star Party July 12th Through the 17th, 2015

 

The 22nd annual Nebraska Star Party will return to the Merritt Reservoir on July 12th through the 17th this year. Each year the star gazer families bring their camping gear and telescopes to the Valentine area to view the dark skies and enjoy the local hospitality. Once again the public will be invited to the camp site at 9pm on July 17th for the public star party. 'New Horizons' is the theme for this years event which will include a swap meet, field schools, speakers and canoe trips. For more information or to register for the Nebraska Star Party go to nebraska star party .org.

 

Cherry County Fair Talent

The Cherry County Ag Society is in the process of putting together the talent for the stage at the Cherry County Fair August 7th through the 9th. If you are interested in performing at this year’s event, contact Mike Burge at 402 376 6842. They are looking for singers, poets or other talented people from the area to perform. You may be asked to submit a demo of your talents or to audition for the stage.

 

Tickets Available For MPCC Classic Car Raffle

Tickets are on sale for the Mid-Plains Community College raffle car.
This year, the North Platte Community College Foundation will raffle a 1957 Chevy two-door post sedan. Known in many circles as one of the most famous “icons” of the 1950s, it is a legendary classic sought by collectors all over the world.
The car will be the 11th vehicle restored and modified by Automotive Technology and Auto Body Technology students, faculty and staff in NPCC’s Transportation Division.
The Automotive Technology students installed a late model 5.3 fuel injected Chevrolet engine coupled to a 4L60 transmission with a 9” rear end, rack and pinion power steering, a tubular front end suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and vintage air conditioning.
The NPCC Foundation will sell $10 raffle tickets for the car - with one slight change. Due to increasing popularity, a total of 7,500 tickets will be available as opposed to the 6,000 of previous years.
The drawing will be during the Colonel Cody’s Cruise Show and Shine in downtown North Platte on Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.
Tickets will be available wherever the car is on display, and at MPCC’s extended campuses in Broken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala and Valentine.It is expected tha the car will be at the Cherry County Fair in August.
For more information about the raffle car, its summer tour or MPCC Automotive and Auto Body programs, call (308) 535-3601, or click on www.mpcc.edu.

   

Valentine Area Experiences Eathquake

Earthquake nudges Valentine area in northern Nebraska

Eds: APNewsNow.

VALENTINE, Neb. (AP) - Officials say a light earthquake has rattled a portion of north-central Nebraska.

 

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred around 4:10 a.m. Thursday. Its epicenter was about 3 miles below ground at a spot about 7 miles south-southeast of Valentine. The agency says the tremor registered 3.3 on the Richter scale.

-From the Associated Press

 

Earthquake Wakes And Shakes Area Residents

Officials say a light earthquake has rattled a portion of north-central Nebraska.  The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred around 4:10 a.m. Thursday. Its epicenter was about 3 miles below ground at a spot about 7 miles south-southeast of Valentine. The agency says the tremor registered 3.3 on the Richter scale.  Several reports were called-in to the KVSH Newsroom Thursday morning.

   

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