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Niobrara Council Considers Rocky Ford

At last week’s Niobrara Council meeting, the council discussed the situation with Rocky Ford Camp and outfitters. In April, the council voted to oppose the purchase of land in the Niobrara River Corridor by the Federal Government. That motion was the result of the National Park Service’s intentions to purchase Rocky Ford, for what some saw as an inflated price. The Park Service said they wanted to property to ensure public access in the future.

Kerry Krueger, the owner of Rocky Ford, sent a letter to the Niobrara Council offering them the opportunity to purchase the real estate and business. The council discussed the proposal at length last week, and decided to have the development committee explore possible funding partners for such an acquisition. The topic will continue to appear on the Niobrara Council Agenda at future meetings.



VHS Announces 2nd Semester Honor Roll

Valentine High School

Honor Roll

2nd Semester 2016-2017


*Taryn Adams


Ashton Bancroft


Ashley Bellin


Caden Billings


*Skye Black

*Braxton Coleman


Breianna Dorian


Austin Dunbar


*Kinzie Eggleston


Caitlin Fowler


*Matison Harvey


Jaydn Hollenbeck


Grace Hustrulid


Chloe Jones


*Nathan Luchsinger


Natalie Lurz


*Nicole Lurz


*Macey Mathis


*Miles McCormick


*Payge Poulsen


*Bryan Sliger


*Aaron Yoder



*Cade Adamson

James Battershaw

*Riley Beel

Caven Belville

Newt Bussinger

*Kennedie Engles

*Jacob Flannery

Sidney Higgins

*Katelynn Jackson

*Will Major

*Britni Monroe

*Logan O'Kief

Bayden Sayer

*Sarah Shelbourn

*Amos Utecht

*Emerson VerBeek

Savanah Weinman

*Kieron Wenig

*Kayleen Whipple


*Raelyn Adams

Joshua Bachelor

Sherridan Bancroft

Whitney Barnes

Kierra Gracey

*Sheyenne Hammond

*Jacob Hanshew

*Gus Harvey

*Wyatt Hitchcock

Marisa Hutchinson

*Jordan Kelber

Neal Lin

*Chad McPeak

*Trevor Ormesher

*Anna Perrett

*Kooper Reece

*Grace Robison

*D.J. Stephen


*Jarrett Battershaw

*Emily Chaney

Tyra Charging

*Abbie Clark

*Mataya Eklund

*Lauren Ferguson

*Nathan Flannery

*Eric Haase

*Elizabeth Harvey

*Brennann Jackson

*Rece Jordan

*Bradi Larabee

*Caleb Long

*Mercy Maunu

*Chloe Mayhew

*Lane McGinley

*Nathan Miller

*Devon Osnes

*Jaydon Owen

*Kyler Quigley

Abbie Sandoz

*Reganne Schrunk

*Reaghan Shelbourn

*Trinity Shipley

*Turner Tinant

*Bailey Witt

Dylan Witt

*Tasha Wolken

*Rita Woodraska

*Denotes 93% or higher                                        Andy Cronin, Principal


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Mutt Strut

Last Saturday, Butler Veterinary Clinic hosted the 5k Mutt Strut at the Valentine Fish Hatchery! They had 54 people walking 21 dogs for the event. The 5k Mutt Strut raised almost $200 and over 100lbs of dog food for Borders without Boundaries animal shelter. The Mutt Strut also celebrated the end of the Paws to Life challenge sponsored by Butler Veterinary Clinic and Valentine Health & Fitness! Dr. Butler won the title of "biggest loser" followed by Kim Buckendahl for the human weight loss contest. Both winners donated their portions of the pool back to Borders Without Boundaries - making the total dollar amount raised by the Paws to Life Challenge $320. The total weight loss for the canine portion is still being tallied but we are expecting an addition of 400lbs of dog food to be donated to the BWBR dogs from both Butler Veterinary Clinic and Hills Science Diet. Organizers would also like to thank everyone that donated at the BWBR open.


Local Business Burglarized

Over the past weekend, unknown persons gained entry into Steele Feeds making off with thousands of dollars’ worth of electronic merchandise.  Your assistance is needed to capture the thieves and recover the merchandise.  Contact the Valentine Police Department with any information regarding this crime or any other that you may have knowledge about at 402-376-3055.


Vets Club Roof Fundraiser $20,000

The community stepped up to help out the Valentine area Veterans and the Vets Club by pledging funds for a much needed new roof at their building on Main Street. The various veterans’ organizations have been raising funds for several months and a $10,000 grant from the Sandhills Area Foundation had the roof fund sitting at about $15,000. Half of what was needed to eliminate the leaking roof and prevent flooding in the Vets Club.

KVSH Radio hosted a fundraising radiothon Friday morning and pledges came in at about $15,000. The Hanzlicek Family pledged a matching five thousand dollars, to bring the total to a whopping $20,000 plus. Any funds not used for the $30,000 roof project will go replacing a 50 year old furnace. A big thank you to the community for their tremendous support of our local Veterans.



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