7th Annual Sandhills Cancer Fund, Inc. Fundraiser Greeted with Rainy Weather But It Didn’t Stop Them From Raising Money
Heartland Auction Service volunteered their services for the 7th Annual Sandhills Cancer Fund Fundraiser at the Brown County Community Hall in Johnstown. Due to a rainy day, most outdoor activities were cancelled or postponed. The silent auction found gift baskets with food, candles, wine, holiday decor, lawn chairs, suitcases, jewelry, quilt, plus many more items. During the live auction, Merv Buoy auctioneer auctioned off a quilt, fire pit, Husker sign, commemorative rifle, pictures, food, Husker football and a purse to name just a few of the items. Assisting him above were Jeremiah Dailey, Julie Younkin and Tom Vonheeder. Throughout the course of the days events that did happen - Sandhills Wheels Car Club, ATV/UTV Trail Ride and the Iron Horse Riders event, auctions and the free wheel donation supper. The organization raised over $13,900.00 to assist with victims of cancer to help pay for gas, meals, lodging or other expenses that may come up.
Long Pine City Councilmen Audrey Vandeventer, Joyce Micheel, David Cheatum and Ed Brown are researching to make sure Arthur Street in Long Pine is not currently abandoned and/or if it should be. The current property owners, Moretzs, thought the street was abandoned since there hasn’t been any maintenance done on it in the past four years. They thought the street was part of their driveway. Some further investigating at the Courthouse found the street to be open and not abandoned. Investigating this issue will continue by the Council.
Valentine Midland News
Cody Legion Auxiliary Unit 319 were excited to induct ten new members for the 2015-2016 year. Pictured are from L to R: Amy Cheney, President of Valentine Auxiliary Bonnie Phillips who was the Inducting Officer, junior member Erin Cheney; Jessica Wyckoff, Uda Purdum, Chelsea Luthy, Brandi Ruggles, Reva Bassler, Danielle Bassler with son Lukas who likes to have his picture taken, Front row, L to R: Shirley Kroeger with new junior member Susie Cheney.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 2015 at 8:47 a.m., The Valentine Police Department was dispatched to the east side of the town in response to an unknown domestic assault situation. The Valentine Elementary School, Valentine High School and the Zion Lutheran School were placed in a temporary Shelter in Place for precautionary measures. The suspect was apprehended and the Shelter In Place was lifted for the schools after approximately 20 minutes.
Public works superintendent Mark Fortuna reinstated during Gregory City Council meeting Monday night
The Gregory City Council met on Monday October 5, 2015. Mayor Maurie Schlaht chaired the meeting. The council members present were Tim Mills, Jerry Kafka, Shana Flakus, Seymour Studenberg, Stacey Boes and Blane Bartling. City administrator Al Cerny, city librarian Diane Althoff, police chief Steve McDowell, water superintendent Alex Hamilton, planning and zoning commission vice chairman Sam Flakus and public works superintendent Mark Fortuna also attended the meeting.
Marty Jung fought cancer for nine months before he received a stem cell transplant in February 2015. The stem cells were his. They were harvested, frozen and transplanted back to him. He received intensive chemotherapy to kill the cancer before the transplant took place. Today he continues to recover and look forward to the day when he can resume more activities.