More Candidates Filing for Area Races
There have been some new filings for some local races in the area since last week’s report. Shane Daniels has filed to challenge incumbent Martin Denaeyar for 4 year seat on the Cherry County Commission. Byron Burdick has filed for Valentine Community School Board. Burdick is challenging incumbents Shane...
Local Athlete Pineda Shines as Saints Secure Fourth Place in CCAC Indoor Championships
The University of St. Francis women's indoor track & field team finished fourth at the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Championships. Ana Mendoza Pineda and Allison Ramsey contributed significantly, scoring 60 out of the team's 88 points. Pineda won three individual titles, two of which established new conference and school records. She also secured a third-place finish in the 4x800-meter relay team, earning her the CCAC Outstanding Track Event Performer title.
Cherry County 4-H Luck of The Draw Another Success
The Cherry County 4-H held their annual fundraiser on Saturday during Bull Bash in Valentine. There were 143 baskets up for grabs, with over 170 individual donations. Members of the public purchased tickets for their chance to win these donated prizes, earning $21,000 for Cherry County 4-H in the coming months. This is the only fundraiser for 4-H through the year.
Local Tuthill Park to Undergo Major Improvements Starting February 12, 2024
Construction will begin on February 12, 2024, on a park improvement project at Tuthill Park. The project includes building a combined restroom and maintenance facility at Upper Tuthill Park and removing existing structures. The sledding hill will be closed for the season from the start date for safety reasons.
District 43 candidate Tanya Storer visits Custer County
BROKEN BOW- A few dozen people gathered inside the Adams Land & Cattle meeting room on Wednesday at Noon to hear from republican District 43 Legislature candidate Tanya Storer. District 43 includes Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Dawes, Garfield, Keya Paha, Loup, Rock, and Sheridan counties. With 97 days until...
Stanley County Bounces Bennett County in Make up Game
The Stanley County Buffaloes would travel to Bennett County on Monday to face the Warriors in a game from the Jones County Tournament and the Buffs would walk away with a 67-39 win. Stanley County led 38-23 at the end of the first half and had gotten the lead up...
Stanley County Travels to Bennett County for Jones County Tournament Makeup Game
The Stanley County Buffaloes will be on the road tonight to face the Bennett County Warriors in a game originally scheduled for the consolation championship of the Jones County Tournament for Stanley County. The final day of the Jones County Tournament back on Saturday, January 13 was canceled because of...
Tanya Storer announces run for state legislature
WHITMAN - A cattle rancher from Cherry County announced her candidacy for the Nebraska state legislature on Thursday. Tanya Storer, Rep., launched her campaign for Legislature in District 43 last week. “I’m running for the legislature because I believe District 43 needs a principled, conservative voice in Lincoln," Storer said...
REACHing One Classroom At A Time: Ms. Reed and indoor recess activities
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - This week’s One Classroom At A Time is back at Cody Elementary School. Fat Dogs and the North Platte Public Schools Foundation teamed up to surprise second-grade teacher Ms. Stevie Reed who was overjoyed when we walked into her classroom. “Definitely surprised kind of...
Cherry County Commissioners Vote to Deny Conservation Easement
On a unanimous vote the Cherry County Commissioners denied a Conditional Use Permit for Bow and Arrow Ranch that would put a little less than 500 acres in a conservation easement to help protect the American Burying Beetle. The owners of the ranch had voluntarily sought the easement on their private land that joins the US Fish and wildlife refuge south of Valentine. The fifteen minute meeting was held in the Cherry County Courtroom with about 20 people in attendance. There was no public comment as the public hearing was held earlier. Chairperson DeNaeyer stated that this meeting was for the commissioners to ask any questions of the applicant before they voted on the application.
Heavy snow, significant winds will create dangerous to impossible holiday travel
OGALLALA - A long duration winter event bearing down on a large portion of Nebraska is making dreams of a white Christmas come true. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for much of central and eastern Nebraska, including Cherry, Keith, Lincoln and Chase Counties. The warning is in effect from 11 p.m. MST Sunday through 5 a.m. Wednesday.
Edmunds Central among FFA chapters receiving jackets from South Dakota FFA Foundation
The FFA jacket is the team “uniform,” to be worn at all official FFA events and competitions; a physical reminder of the personal accomplishments achieved through the organization – a symbol of commitment and dedication for all who wear the corduroy. Ideally, each FFA member has his/her own jacket, however members come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, and many of them cannot finance an FFA jacket. Chapter-owned jackets, that FFA members can borrow as needed, can aide these situations for generations of students.
Remembering Honor: Confusion, accusations after death of 12-year-old on Rosebud Reservation
The winter storms that ravaged South Dakota in December 2022 didn’t come without warning. But few could have predicted the impact on reservations such as Rosebud and Pine Ridge, with limited capacity for emergency response. What started as freezing drizzle on Dec. 12, 2022, turned into heavy snowfall and...
Bell Ringing Update
So far the bell ringers have raised $3300. The bell ringing schedule has been a little slow so far. The weather is nice so now is the time to sign up for an hour to ring the bell. The kettles stay empty when ringers are not present. 90% of the...
Cherry County Hospital CEO Announcement Postponed
After a 2 hour special meeting of the Cherry County Hospital Board of Trustees on Monday evening, the board voted to again table the decision on hiring a permanent CEO. Board member Warren Arganbright stated that he felt the search committee needed to do more due diligence concerning contracts and terms and moved to table the issue until the regular monthly meeting scheduled for January 8th at 5pm. It is hoped that a decision will be announced at that time.
Bennett Co. boys, Lakota Tech girls win LNI wrestling
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) -The Lakota Nation Invitational cranked up on Tuesday with the wrestling tournament. The Bennett county boys and Lakota Tech girls earned the top spots. The basketball tournament begins on Wednesday.
VPD Week In Review
On 12/03/2023 at 11:01 am, an officer responded to the 200 block of east highway 20 for a shoplifting report. A 27 year old South Dakota man and a 32 year old woman from Iowa were identified as suspects. All information has been forwarded to the Cherry County Attorney. On...
SD Authorities search for hundreds of stolen cattle
Schultes Ranch is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the recovery of these cattle.
KVSH Comment Program Discussed Upcoming Convention and Community Center
On the KVSH Comment program this morning our guests were Valentine Mayor Kyle Arganbright, Cherry County Commissioner Nina Nelson and Tourism Director Regina Osburn. The topic of discussion was the potential purchase of the former Shopko building in Valentine for a convention and community facility. Arganbright stated the the preliminary estimated cost of the project would be $9 million dollars. Initially funds would come from 1.5 million dollars in city sales tax and 1.5 million from county lodging taxes. There would be a public capital campaign to raise an estimated 3.
$10K reward offered for information leading to return of over 250 cattle missing from Bennett County
The South Dakota Brand Board and the Bennett County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the theft of over 250 head of cattle in the Martin, SD, area. Information from the Brand Board says the 108 cows and 150 calves are Black Angus or Red Angus and are missing from a location 16 miles west of Martin. The cows are 2-4 years old.