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Arrest of Former County Clerk Employee

Cherry County Attorney Eric A. Scott, has announced the arrest of former employee of the Cherry County Clerk's office on charges of theft and unauthorized use of a financial transaction device. Monica Bristow, age 44 of Valentine was employed as the Deputy County Clerk. It is alleged that Bristow diverted County money for personal use by misusing a county credit card and submitting fraudulent claims to the County. The Nebraska State Patrol assisted in the investigation. Bristow's initial Court appearance is set for August 3, 2015.


Sandhills Area Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to all recipients of the Sandhills Area Foundation Scholarship. They are as follows:

Non-Traditional Students:

Brent Nollette, Bobbie Mooney, Carolyn Peterson

College Students:

Lindsay Adamson (Cody), Alexandra Bauer (Valentine), Brianna Bussinger (Valentine), Jordan Bussinger (Valentine), Marki Coleman (Valentine), Quin Conner (Valentine), Shaniya DeNaeyer (Valentine), Bailey Dexter (Valentine), Sydney Dexter (Valentine), Lindsey Fay (Crookston), Haley Gunnink (Crookston), Michaela Jackson (Valentine), Skylar Mathis (Valentine), Mary McQuistan (Valentine), Brandon Okief (Valentine), Jessiah Owen (Valentine), Abigail Paxton (Valentine), Cindy Pyle (Valentine), Kaitlin Reece (Valentine), Megan Roberts (Valentine), Kayla Sayer (Valentine), Titus Utecht (Valentine), Hanna Wade (Crookston), Shawna Wheeler (Wood Lake)

High School Graduates:

McKenzie Anderson (Valentine), Paul Bass Memorial Scholarship - Gillian Cheney (Cody), Brooks Coleman (Valentine), Brian Keech Memorial Scholarship - Sydney Dunn (Valentine), Kelsey Higgins (Valentine), Kyle Johnson (Valentine), Hannah Jones (Cody), Madison Kelber (Valentine), Shayna Kramer (Whitman), Shevelle Lee (Valentine), Bailey Leonard (Valentine), Sophie Lopez (Valentine), Jessica Lovitt (Mullen), Clint Miller (Valentine), Kylee Stoner (Kilgore), Justus Utecht (Valentine), Rebekah Wade (Crookston)

Ted Weldon Athletic Scholarship

Brooks Coleman (Valentine)

Chester Van Winkle Memorial Scholarship

Wyatt Galloway (Nenzel), Morgan Barnes (Cody)



Crime Spree in Valentine

According to Valentine Police Chief Dana Miller, during the nighttime hours of 1:30AM and 5AM last night, someone(s) broke into homes, garages and vehicles throughout town.  Many items were stolen including a vehicle from North Main St.  The vehicle has since been recovered, wrecked north of Valentine. One home was entered during the spree which occurred primarily on the west side of Main Street. Residents are encouraged to check their belongings and report any suspicious activity, even if it appears that nothing has been taken. At this time it appears there have been at least nine incidents reported. Any information regarding the thefts can be reported to the Valentine Police Department at 402-376-3055.



Old Settlers August 29th


A meeting was held Monday night at the Sparks store to set plans for the 128th annual Old Settlers Reunion on August 29th at Sparks. This annual event celebrates the old fashioned type of family event with something for everyone to participate in, or just sit back and enjoy. The days events will include the standard Bowery program, horseshoe tournament, kids and adult small sports, amateur rodeo events, team sorting and horse races There will also be a money sand pile for the younger kids. Rodeo entry forms are available at the studios of KVSH Radio or contact Deb Collier at 402 425 3333. Rodeo entry deadline is August 21st.

The new permanent roof over the Bowery dance floor will be completed in time for the Old Settlers Reunion. Fund raising is continuing for that new structure. Anyone who would like to make a donation can contact Gerry Grooms or drop it off at the studios of KVSH. The Old Settlers group would like to thank the Sandhill's Area Foundation for a $2,500 grant to help with the new roof.


Search Warrant Served in Valentine


According to Valentine police chief Dana Miller, local law enforcement served a search warrant on the west side of Valentine Thursday night, which resulted in the arrest of one subject and could lead to more arrests. The police were assisted by the State Patrol, Sheriffs office and Nebraska Game and Parks officers. The investigation continues with more information to be released.


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