Winning the Blackstone 22 inch KVSH grill in a drawing this morning on the KVSH Comment program, was Becky Shrunk of Valentine. Becky’s name was drawn from the hundreds of names signed up since the end of April during the KVSH open house event.
Finishing up some loose ends from the Cherry County Fair. At the livestock Sale on Saturday afternoon the top animal was a 1250 red white face Grand Champion Market Steer shown by Haxton Hoffman which brought a $10,000 premium paid by Miranda Holdings. The second highest premium was $7,000 on a 1265 pound steer shown by Case Arganbright purchased by Sandhill Oil. 87 animals were sold with volume buyers including Sandhill Oil, Valentine Dental Clinic, Perrett Construction/Pit Stall, Security 1st Bank, Sandhills Family Dental and Gary and Kathy Morris. There were several other buyers who purchased more than one animal including Danielski Farm and Speedee Mart and Bassett Livestock Auction. Valentine Livestock also purchased animals and Greg Arendt helped to facilitate the event along with auctioneer Mike Baxter. On a side note, several members of the 4-H Community, individuals and businesses came together in a 24 hour period to raise funds for the Naslund Family of Cody. Besides a market steer that brought a premium of $2,750, the effort raised another $21,000 for the family.
From the Cherry County Fly-In at the Valentine airport on Saturday. AJ Abbott reported to KVSH news that they had almost 30 airplanes show up. Brad Adamson won the landing competition only 5 feet off the mark. Tom Monroe won the flour drop competition hitting only 18 feet from target. Winning best of show was David Walsh of North Platte. The lunch served 212 people with proceeds going to the Valentine High School Boys basketball program. They had an estimated 250 spectators.
In the Find Mrs. Squirrel contest at the fair, winners of KVSH T-shirts were Linda Ramos, Travis Connot, Pat Bopp, Lori Shelbourn and Will Cox. Thank you from KVSH to everyone who stopped by to say hi at our broadcast booth during the fair. Also a thank you to all the fair sponsors on KVSH.