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Country Pride Coop Opens in Valentine

The Country Pride Cooperative is now open in Valentine. Country Pride Coop is located at 272 North Main Street and is being managed locally by Andy Dawson. The Valentine store will focus on livestock feed and nutrition products, lubricants as well as propane orders. The phone number for Country Pride Cooperative in Valentine is 402-376-1994.


Work to Begin on US-20, West of Merriman in Cherry County

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin the week of May 18 on US-20, nine miles west of Merriman starting at Reference Post 118.25 and ending at Reference Post 126.64, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.

Werner Construction, Inc., of Hastings, Nebraska, has the $2.5 million contract for the 8.4-mile project, which will include milling and four-inch asphaltic concrete overlay of the roadway west of Merriman.  Work will also include asphalt shoulders.

Traffic will be maintained during construction with use of flaggers and a pilot car.  Work is anticipated to be completed in August.

The Department of Roads’ project manager is Darrell Lurz of Valentine.  Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through highway construction zones.


Homebuyer Education Workshop in Valentine Cancelled

The Homebuyer Education Workshop that was to be held in Valentine at Mid Plains Community College tonight (May 14) and May 21 is cancelled.  If you have any questions or for more information about the Homebuyer Education Workshops call 402-340-6464.



Third Generation Wall of Remembrance in Valentine June 12-14

The Third Generation Wall of Remembrance will be in Valentine June 12-14 at the Cherry County Fairgrounds, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90 of Valentine. This special tribute exhibit will honor those lost on 9/11 as well as the fallen heroes that answered the call to defend our freedom in the Global War on Terrorism. There will be a list of names of the fallen along with a full color time line beginning from 1983 to present day.

The opening ceremony will be June 12th at 7 pm. The Legion is currently looking for volunteers to help set up, host as well as for nightly security. Please contact Kelly Hollopeter if you'd like to volunteer: 402-376-3448.


Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day on Friday, May 15

Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from President Obama, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Friday, May 15, 2015, in honor of a Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Friday, May 15, 2015.

A Peace Officer Memorial will be held at the Cherry County Justice Center at 8:30 pm.


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