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Winner Plane Crash

The pilot of a crop dusting airplane survived a crash at Winner.   Airport manager Don Bice states that the pilot lost control of the plane Tuesday evening as he was trying to take off.   The pilot's name wasn't released. He was taken to the Winner Regional Healthcare Center with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.


Bison, National Mammal

U.S. senators from the Dakotas and other areas are making another attempt at having the bison declared the national mammal.   Sens. Tim Johnson and John Thune of South Dakota and John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota are among those introducing the National Bison Legacy Act on Wednesday. The bill is backed by the Intertribal Buffalo Council and the National Bison Association.  Similar legislation introduced in 2012 stalled in Congress.   Tens of millions of bison once roamed most of North America, but overhunting reduced the population to about 1,000 animals by the turn of the 20th century.  Conservationists including President Theodore Roosevelt saved the species from extinction in 1905 by re-establishing herds in Oklahoma, Montana and South Dakota.  About 400,000 bison now roam pastures and rangelands across North America.


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.


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