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The Valentine City Council met Thursday evening for a regular monthly meeting. Kyle Arganbright was reelected president of the council and will serve as ex officio mayor for the city. Kallie Kieborz was reelected vice president. Judy Peterson and Chelsey Luthy of Central Nebraska Economic Development District addressed the council to discuss the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation grant. Peterson recently received word that the grant funding was available for the rehab of four houses in Valentine. Chelsy Luthy talked about services provided by the district and plans for the coming year. Some of those services included; Grant administration, code enforcement and environmental reviews. They will...

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The Cherry County Commissioners held a 4 hour public hearing on the conditional use permit for Bluestem Sandhills to construct a commercial wind production facility on private land near Kilgore. 121 people signed in attending the meeting held at Valentine High School auditorium. Commissioners Tanya Storer and Mark Adamson heard testimony from approximately 26 people who testified against approval of the permit, and 22 people who testified that the permit should be approved. Commissioner Jim Van Winkle did not participate in the proceedings due to a potential conflict of interest. Commissioner Mark Adamson conducted the hearing in an efficient and orderly manner. Each person was allowed...

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The Heart of Christmas Committee would like to thank all the Businesses, Organizations and Individuals who participated in the 2nd Annual Heart of Christmas Celebration, Parade of Lights and The People’s Choice Christmas Tree Contest.  The Committee would also like to extend a warm thank you to the community for the overwhelming support you have shown throughout this wonderful Holiday Season.  May you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. People’s Choice Christmas Tree Winners 1st Place – Friends Of the Library – “Reading is a Gift” hosted by Valentine Public Library 2nd Place – Zion Lutheran School – “ A ‘Christ-Centered’ Christmas” hosted by Valentine...

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  The Cherry County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 4:00 pm CT on December 7, to be held at the Valentine High School Auditorium. The purpose of this meeting will be to consider an application for a conditional use permit for BSH Kilgore, LLC. The permit would allow the establishment of a commercial/utility grade wind energy conversion system on private property near Kilgore. The meeting is open to the public and an agenda is on file at the office of the County Clerk.

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The Cherry County Commissioners appointed Kathy Hammond as the County Treasurer to fill out the term of Jan Wiley who recently stepped down from the position that she held for numerous years. Hammond was one of three applicants interviewed for the position. Mrs. Hammond has worked in the county clerk’s office and the county justice department previously. Hammond will serve until the 2018 election and will have the opportunity to run for election to the office if she wants to. Also at this week’s meeting, the commissioners gave approval for the Cherry County Tourism promotion board to investigate potential sites for a new convention center.

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An important change is coming January 1st in the cattle industry. The Food and Drug Administration will begin tighter regulations on animal feeds that contain medicine. Producers will have to get a prescription from a veterinarian prior to using feed with various medicines in them. On November 8th, there will be an informational meeting at the Peppermill in Valentine for producers and veterinarians to learn more about these important regulations. There will be speakers and time for questions and answers. For more information or to confirm that you will be there, call Interstate Commodities at 402 376 3565 or Bradley Cardinal at 389 2338. All producers are invited to attend the event which...

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During harvest, farmers often face a choice of where to market their crops. Elevators may offer different prices, but the best deal isn’t always obvious. An updated online calculator offered by the Soy Transportation Coalition can help farmers quickly determine the most profitable location to deliver their soybeans. Farmers enter data on transportation costs, price per bushel and the distance to a local elevator versus an elevator that is farther away. The calculator then provides a side-by-side profit comparison of both elevators. The calculator is available at soytransportation.org or via an app for iPhone and Android devices by searching “STC Calculator”...

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The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation offered corn virtual field trips to fourth and fifth grade classrooms participating in the Ag Pen Pal program this year. These live field trips featured corn harvest in Nebraska and brought the front seat of a combine directly into the classroom using mobile technology. Fourth and fifth graders from Lincoln and Omaha got an exciting opportunity to “ride-along” with a farmer harvesting crops. “This was a fun opportunity to provide an actual harvest experience to urban students,” said Brad Frerichs, a corn and soybean farmer from Virginia, Nebraska. “Being able to share what we do and the importance of agriculture in our state is invaluable.” More...

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The Ag Committee of the Nebraska Unicameral met on Friday, Oct. 14, to, ‘examine any issues within the jurisdiction of the Agriculture Committee of the Legislature.’ The current topic of the day was discussed under the guidelines of LR612, a Nebraska resolution which allows a study of Ag issues by the Ag Committee and since the Nebraska Brand Committee fall under that umbrella, in turn, allows a study of the operation of that committee. The recent actions of the Nebraska Brand Committee as examined by a state audit completed by the Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts were reviewed. Chairman Jerry Johnson opened the hearing by reminding all present comments would be received after the Brand...

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  The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON) organization encourage Cattle Producers in Nebraska to link in to an upcoming hearing of the Agriculture Committee On Friday, October 14, the Ag Committee will ‘examine any issues within the jurisdiction of the Agriculture Committee of the Legislature.’ The hearing will begin at 10 am on Friday and can be streamed live on laptops, desktops, pad and phones, which have Internet capabilities. The live video link is available on the right side of the Nebraska Unicameral home page: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/ One key issue to be addressed during the Ag Committee hearing will be...

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  VHS announced that they will be live streaming the home varsity events.  With the upgrade of their network and getting needed equipment they are ready to go live! There were several students along with sponsors that went through training to operate this program. Schools are asked to do their home games only due to the fact that the host school has broadcast rights to their events, it gives schools an opportunity for their students to use it for their educational purposes. The streaming website is: Read More...

Valentine Deer Check Station 2016 Firearm Rifle Deer Season
SANDHILLS UNIT : mule deer:        162   bucks 11   does whitetail deer:   216  bucks 25   does KEYA PAHA   UNIT: mule deer:           53   bucks 1    does whitetail deer:   145    bucks 30    does CALAMUS WEST   UNIT: mule deer:          20   bucks 1   does whitetail deer:    27   bucks 5   does   Total mule deer bucks =  235 Total mule deer does   =    13   Total whitetail bucks   =   388 Total whitetail does     =     60   TOTAL DEER FOR 2016   =   696   compared to 2015 = 638 up 62 deer at Valentine Check Station

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The Valentine Wrestling Club will be holding their Parent Meeting on Tuesday, November 29th at 6:30 pm in the Valentine High School Commons Area with practices beginning the first week of December.  The Wrestling Club is open to all students from Pre-K through 8th Grade. Registration is currently available on their website at www.valentinewrestling.com The meeting will focus on introducing the new Coaches, going over the different programs offered, registeration and tournament information. New this year, we are offering one week of practice in our Badger Tough program free for anybody wanting to see if they like wrestling. The only requirement is the wrestler needs a current AAU insurance...

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  Boys Basketball 5 Seniors 3 Juniors 7 Sophomores 10 Freshmen Total 25 Girls Basketball 3 Seniors 4 Juniors 5 Sophomores 8 Freshmen Total 20 Wrestling 7 Seniors 8 Juniors 8 Sophomores 4 Freshmen Total 27

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Twin Loup's defense was able to hold Sandhills-Thedford to 8 points and advance to the D2 championship game, 18-8. Twin Loup got an interception returned for a touchdown by Brayden Strohl for the game winner, making it 12-0 Wolves. They also got a rushing score from Alex Horky to get things started, out to an 18-0 lead before Sandhills-Thedford got on the board. This marks the first state final appearance for Twin Loup. Sargent made 4 previous trips, including winning it all in 2011. The D2 final is set for 10:15 a.m. on Monday, November 21st. The Wolves face Falls City Sacred Heart, who topped BDS 16-12.

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