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Cherry County Historical Society Placing Brands for Display Board on Thursday

The Cherry County Historical Society will be placing the Brands for the Display boards at the Museum on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 from 1 - 5 p.m. CT. The Museum is located on Highway 20 and Main Street. Bring your branding irons to take part of the display. This will be the last time they put brands on boards.

If you cannot attend, you may drop off your branding iron at the Visitor's Center before Thursday.


Quick Stats on Relay for Life

Relay for Life Information June 7th, 2014


21 teams
342 registered (which includes survivors)
142 survivors registered
$43,889.42 (unofficial total) (of that
total $19,703.85 was raised by teams, the balance was sponsorship, ranchers
challenge, individual donations, etc).
Lions Club hamburger feed at relay raised $991.00
Auction raised $3760.00
Speaker during opening ceremony was Meredith Cournoyer
Speaker during luminary ceremony was Patty Barstow


USDA Announces Scam

It has been brought to the attention of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) that a phone scam is being perpetrated on FSA customers. 

The caller, who identifies themselves as a Farm Loan Services representative out of Washington, D.C. states that FSA “owes” you disaster assistance funds and proceeds to request your checking account information or requests a credit card number alleging that funds will be credited to these accounts.


Call the local FSA office at 402 376 1712 if you have further questions.


SCA Convention a Success in Valentine

Shane Kime of Nenzel was elected to the position of Treasurer for the Sandhills Cattle Association at their recent convention in Valentine. Tim Shaw of Bassett was elected Vice-President and Neil Jorngenson of Callaway was chosen as President. Sydney Dexter of Valentine was named one of the recipients of the Sandhills Cattle Association scholarships. Sydney is a sophomore at Hastings College studying journalism and marketing. Another area scholarship winner was Jacy Spencer of Dunning who will be attending UNL this fall.


Record Rainfall Around the Region

Valentine and surrounding areas experienced record amounts of rainfall this past week, starting on Tuesday, June 3rd and then again getting hammered on Friday the 6th and Sunday the 8th. Valentine's Miller Field reported record amounts of rain with 2.53" on Friday and 1.58" on Sunday (24 hour total). The 2.53" amount on Friday made the nation's weather extremes, although many areas to the west of Valentine received significantly higher amounts. Miller Field also experienced a 100 mph wind gust, which caused damage to hangers and airplanes. Cody had reports of a brief tornado and also had a power line snap, causing power outages on Friday, along with flooding. Gordon had several reports of tornado on Friday with not a great deal of damage reported. With these storms, reports of pea to tennis ball sized hail came in and it caused many streets to flood, with some back roads experiencing wash outs. Crookston had the highest amount of rainfall on Friday the 6th, with about 4" of rain reported southwest of town. 4.75" of rain was reported on Friday south on German Settlement Road. Springview had about 4.5" on Sunday the 8th into Monday morning, with areas south of Valentine receiving around 6" for the weekend total. Several areas south of Cherry County remain in flood warnings as watches from the rain, which has caused flooding and ponding in low lying areas.


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