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Join the Superintendent’s Float on the Niobrara NSR

On Thursday, August 25th, at 5:00 p.m., join Niobrara National Scenic River (NSR) Superintendent Stephen Thede for a guided canoe float from Smith Falls State Park to Brewer Bridge. Canoes will be provided free of charge by the Niobrara Council, though individuals are welcome to bring their own canoe or kayak. Reservations are required and space is limited. Individuals will need to arrange their own transportation back to Smith Falls State Park; carpooling is encouraged.

Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome. Park rangers will give a brief safety demonstration before launching the canoes. During the float, participants will discover—or perhaps rediscover—some of the things that make the Niobrara NSR so special, and have the opportunity to talk to Superintendent Thede along the way. The trip will last 1.5 to two hours.

The free float is a special celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service (NPS). On August 25th, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, creating the NPS. The NPS now manages over 400 special places protected by the American people, including the Niobrara NSR.

For reservations, call the Niobrara National Scenic River at 402-376-1901. Smith Falls State Park requires a $5 per vehicle fee or a valid state park pass. Sponsored by the Niobrara National Scenic River and the Niobrara Council.


Borders Without Boundaries Asking for Help with Puppy Chow Donations

Borders Without Boundaries animal rescue currently has 10 puppies in their care. They are too young to be adopted just yet, but are in dire need of puppy chow. The brands preferred are Purina puppy chow and Pedigree. Donations can be dropped off on the patio of 421 East 3rd Street. They would also appreciate any newspaper donations. Any questions, please call 402-376-1791. You can also find updates on the Facebook page for Borders Without Boundaries Rescue. Borders Without Boundaries thanks the public for their help.


Cherry County Hospital Foundation Pancake Feed Raised Nearly $2000

The Cherry County Hospital Foundation Pancake & Sausage Feed was the most well attended feed since it's inception. They raised $1975, which goes towards Biodex, a highly sophisticated machine used in the physical therapy department. Brent Peterson, CEO/Administrator of the Cherry County Hospital, visited with Mike Burge during the pancake feed. They thanked everyone in the community who came out to support the Cherry County Hospital Foundation, and all of the donors that made it possible.


2016 Parade Results

A large number of entries highlighted the 2016 Cherry County Fair.

In Antiques: 1st: Terry Osnes, 2nd: Interstate Feeds "Fallen Heroes", 3rd: Licking Family

Youth: 1st: Town & Country 4-H, 2nd: Julie's Daycare, 3rd: Outriders 4-H

Club/Organization: 1st: Sandhills Piecemaker Quilt Guild, 2nd: North Star Services, 3rd: Bad Wolf Fire

Horse: 1st: Lady Wranglers, 2nd: Tinant Ranch & Outriders, 3rd: Tinant Granddaughter Wagon

Commercial: 1st: Security 1st Bank, 2nd: Union Bank, 3rd: Valentine Vision Center

Honorable Mention: Chief Miller - Chasing Donuts!



KVSH Fair Winners

Thanks to all who came out to the Cherry County Fair and stopped by KVSH's booth. KVSH gave away $300 in beef and several other prizes. Stop by the studio at 126 W. 3rd Street to pick up your prize. Winners are as follows:

Coleman Cooler full of goodies, including picnic supplies and $50 beef draft (a $200 value): Chuck Tetherow

$50 Coachlight Gift Certificate: Mandi Morrison

KVSH Ballcaps: Harold Lurz and Shane Keller

$25 Beef Drafts: Lonnie Lenser, Myranda Schipporeit, Lila O'Keefe, Carla Cooley, Morgan Johnson, Carol Johnson, Sarah Stacy, Michelle Perrett

Thanks again to everyone that participated!



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