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Check out all of the painted windows for Valentine Homecoming this week.

 
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It's Valentine Homecoming week with the theme "Superheroes vs. Villains". Check out the painting windows along many of the Main Street businesses. There are many sports activities all week. School will dismiss at 2 pm on Friday and the Homecoming parade will start at 2:30 at 1st and Main and end at the high school. Parade forms are still available at the high school, middle school, elementary school and KVSH. The pep rally will be directly after the parade at Badger Field. The Homecoming Football game against Hershey starts at 7 pm with the crowning of King and Queen. This year's candidates for King are: Logan O'kief, Hudson Pearman, and Noah Eklund. Queen candidates are: Sarah Shelbourn, Bayden...

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A 23-way tie for first place in this week's pigskin prediction contest meant Nebraska's 556 yards had to determine the winners in their 24 to 13 victory over Northwestern. Jace Lemon placed 1st and Marilyn Robertson placed 2nd, missing just one game. Don't forget to stop by the studios of KVSH to pick up your gift certificates. Winners on the card were: Minnesota Stanford Auburn Washington Ole Miss Tennessee Texas A&M Baylor Michigan Wisconsin Iowa Nebraska Tie Breaker Net Nebraska Yards: 556

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20 Economic Development officials and service providers from Western Nebraska gathered in Valentine last Thursday and Friday to discuss challenges facing rural Nebraska. Similar challenges in each community included, skilled labor force, housing, early childhood development and infrastructure. The Valentine Economic Development program hosted the event which included information on board development and what local high school and college education is doing to prepare youth for careers. There were also reports from Maxine Moul, head of USDA rural development and Connie Hancock from UNL extension. The goal of the gathering was to help communities make connections with each other and share...

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The Cherry County Hospital Golf is $7,000 closer to purchasing new Infant Warming Equipment, thanks to the annual Cherry County Hospital Foundation's Golf Tournament held September 22nd at The Prairie Club. A huge thank you to everyone involved who helped contribute to this successful fundraiser, with a special thanks to The Prairie Club and all the local sponsors who donated to the cause. Results: 1st Place - Championship Flight: Ward Plumbing and Heating - Kent Sandoz, Tim Murphy, Mike Jordan, Jeff Wrage 1st Place - First Flight: Young's Western Wear: Mark Young, Jim Arnholt, Jade Egle, Norm Egle 1st Place - Second Flight: Rehab Visions: Jeremy Johnson, Darrell Metcalf, Bill Mannewitz,...

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A South Dakota man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for driving drunk with a 2-year-old child in the vehicle. Thirty-six-year-old Colton Poorman, of Rosebud, pleaded guilty in July to operating a motor vehicle under the influence with a minor present in the vehicle. The incident happened in October of 2015. Authorities say the child was not placed in safety restraints. At the time of his arrest, Poorman had been on federal supervised release for a previous felony conviction.

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Nebraska land owners can apply now for money to help improve grasslands for wildlife habitat and grazing. Money is available to cover up to 75 percent of the cost of qualifying conservation projects, but land owners must apply by Oct. 21. Some of the practices that qualify include grazing management, resting rangeland, prescribed burns and brush management. The money is available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service. More information is available online at www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/ne .

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The South Dakota State University Extension is asking horse owners in the state and neighboring communities to participate in an online equine nutrition survey. Heidi Carroll is the Extension's livestock stewardship associate. She says the survey will give the SDSU Extension a "clear understanding" of what South Dakotans are feeding their horses. Carroll says the survey will also help understand how current feeding practices in the region compare to information reported in other areas. Individuals who are at least 18 years old and own one or more horses can participate in the survey. The questionnaire can be found at www.equinenutrition.questionpro.com .

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A week of mostly dry, warm weather helped South Dakota farmers with silage cutting and late-season haying. However, the Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that late-week storms caused crop damage in parts of southeastern South Dakota. The spring wheat harvest statewide is close to wrapping up, at 93 percent complete. That's near the average pace. Pasture and range conditions in South Dakota are rated only 37 percent good to excellent. Stock water supplies are 67 percent adequate to surplus.  

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture says dry weather is impacting pasture and range conditions as drought conditions remain in western South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop progress report that topsoil moisture totals were rated 10 percent very short, 28 percent short, 61 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 10 percent very short, 34 percent short, 55 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. Pasture and range conditions were rated 8 percent very poor, 19 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 36 percent good and 1 percent excellent. Stock water supplies rated 7 percent very short, 26 percent short, 66 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. The report...

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South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 220,000 cattle on feed on Aug. 1, up 5 percent from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during July totaled 18,000 head, up 6 percent from 2015. Marketings of fed cattle during July totaled 32,000 head, down 6 percent from last year. Other disappearance during July totaled 1,000 head, down 2,000 from last year.  

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Team Totals 1 Valentine 436 2 Chadron 474 3 Gordon/Rushville no team score   Individual Top Ten 1 Alpine Hickstein Chadron 79 2 Sherridan Bancroft Valentine 90 3 Ramsey Ravenscroft Valentine 110 4 Lauren Ferguson Valentine 112 5 Whitney Barnes Valentine 124 6 Aubree Noble Chadron 130 7 Abbie Clark Valentine 130 8 Kat Dodd Chadron 132 9 Taurie Pourier Chadron 133 10 Paige Carratini Chadron 156   School: Valentine Coach: Becky Thorberg 1 Sherridan Bancroft 47 43 = 90 2 Whitney Barnes 66 58 = 124 3 Lauren Ferguson 58 54 = 112 4 Ramsey Ravenscroft 58 52 = 110 5 Abbie Clark 68 62 = 130 Team Total Score = 436

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South Dakota: Bennett County 34, Little Wound 8 Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 34, Todd County 14 Gregory 40, Wolsey-Wessington 36 Kadoka Area 52, Edgemont 2 Mobridge-Pollock 47, Jones County/White River 0 Winner 60, Chamberlain 6   Nebraska: Cody-Kilgore 58, Hyannis 0 Clearwater/Orchard 54, Ainsworth 22 Gordon/Rushville 46, Mitchell 14 Hershey 25, Kimball 0 Mullen 58, Garden County 6 Osmond 52, North Central 14 Sandhills/Thedford 68, Brady 14 St. Paul 37, Arcadia-Loup City 21 Valentine 27, North Platte St. Patrick's 10
  VB: Hyannis def. Cody-Kilgore, 26-24, 25-23, 18-25, 23-25, 15-7

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Team Results 1 VALENTINE 205 2 WEST HOLT 209 3 WH JV 1183 4 AINSWORTH 1193 5 VAL JV 3069 Individual Results 1 Sherridan Bancroft VALENTINE 44 2 Lauren Ferguson VALENTINE 48 3 Brea Hostert WEST HOLT 50 4 Megan Bilstein WEST HOLT 51 5 Emily Burk WEST HOLT 53 6 Vanessa Taylor AINSWORTH 53 7 Ramsey Ravenscroft VALENTINE 54 8 Bailey Boh WEST HOLT 55 9 Lydia Stenka WEST HOLT 59 10 Whitney Barnes VALENTINE 59 11 Abbie Clark VALENTINE 59 12 Hannah Brotsky WH JV 60 13 Gracie Beddow WH JV 61 14 Sidney Braun WH JV 62 15 Rebecca Taylor AINSWORTH 64 16 Abbie Sandoz VAL JV 69 17 Natalie Saner AINSWORTH 76      

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  On Tuesday, September 20th, the Valentine High School Girl's Golf team had the honor of being the first team to play on Fredrick Peak Golf Club in Valentine, NE. They answered by each playing their personal best of the 2016 golf season and bringing home the first place team trophy with a team score of 407. Sherridan Bancroft placed 1st with an 88, Ramsey Ravenscroft 4th with a 100, Lauren Ferguson 8th with a 109, Whitney Barnes 10th with a 110, Abbie Clark shot a 115 and Abbie Sandoz with a 151. This would not have been possible without the hard work of several people. First and foremost, we can not say enough about the hours Tad Buechle and his crew has put in to get the course ready for...

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On Tuesday, September 20th, the Valentine High School Girl's Golf team had the honor of being the first team to play on Fredrick Peak Golf Club in Valentine, NE. They answered by each playing their personal best of the 2016 golf season and bringing home the first place team trophy with a team score of 407. Sherridan Bancroft placed 1st with an 88, Ramsey Ravenscroft 4th with a 100, Lauren Ferguson 8th with a 109, Whitney Barnes 10th with a 110, Abbie Clark shot a 115 and Abbie Sandoz with a 151. This would not have been possible without the hard work of several people. First and foremost, we can not say enough about the hours Tad Buechle and his crew has put in to get the course ready for the...

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