VMS to present the Island of Music at VHS on March 26th
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 09:57
The fifth grade class at Valentine Elementary School will present their program, Island Of Music, on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Valentine High School Auditorium. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. The concert, featuring a variety o fmusical styles and choreography, will begin with the fifth graders marching into the auditorium to "Oh When the Saints Come Marching In". African-American spiritual, patriotic, American folk, and a calypso song will highlight the evening’s program. Three selections from the Oscar-Winning musical Fiddler on the Roof will be performed with the performance concluding with "Roar", nominated in 2014 for Top Hot 100 Songs, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song, and Top Video Song of the year. The concert is open to the public and there will be no admission fee. The PTA will be accepting graham cracker donations for the school snack program. All donations will be greatly appreciated!
Brush fire that threatened North Platte homes contained
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 13:31
Firefighters have contained a fire that threatened several residences in the western Nebraska city of North Platte.
Fire Chief Dennis Thompson says fire crews from several departments that were called in contained the blaze around 9 p.m. Monday. He says flames were still visible amid trees in the wooded area on Tuesday morning.
Thompson says no injuries to firefighters or civilians have been reported, and no occupied homes were damaged. Some sheds and other outbuildings were destroyed, however. The chief says he didn't know for sure how many acres were blackened by the wind-whipped blaze.
The fire was first reported around 2 p.m. Monday on the east end of Cody Park, which sits just south of the North Platte River.