Weather permitting, construction work is scheduled to begin the week of April 28th on US Highway 20, beginning at Wood Lake and extending west for 10.5 miles, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads. Werner Construction, Inc. of Hastings, Nebraska, has the $2.9 million contract. Work includes milling and replacing the asphalt roadway and shoulders.
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held in Ainsworth on Saturday, April 19th. Over 700 plastic eggs were hidden for the three age groups. Once they found their eggs, they quickly opened them up to see if they had candy, money or a winner of a big prize.
Valentine Midland News
by Rev. Karen Lynn Woo
Valentine Presbyterian Church
Paul stood next to the coffin of his dead son with tears streaming down his face. “I am so sorry son,” he sobbed. “I am so sorry.” Six months earlier, after discovering he was having an affair with her best friend, his wife had left him. He didn’t think it could get any worse after the judge awarded her custody of their young son but it did. Paul lost his job and became a regular at the local bar. Drinking didn’t improve his life any but it did take away his pain . . . at least momentarily.
The public is encouraged to attend a Town Hall meeting, Monday April 21, at 7:00 p.m. CST, at the Valentine High School Auditorium to discuss community issues. This summer Valentine residents will have the opportunity to vote on renewing the city sales tax that began in 2007. During the Town Hall meeting, information will be presented on where the tax began, what it has accomplished and what it could mean to the future of the community.
Gregory High School musicians attended the large group contest in Kimball on March 29, 2014. There were 81 musicians participating. They delivered excellent performances during the day. There are 62 students in the mixed chorus, 18 in 8va and 46 in the band. Band director Jared Opp and vocal director Katie Opp led the groups in practice, preparation and performances by the groups.
The Gregory School District voters said no to an opt out on property tax limits for the second time last week. The vote was 304 in favor of and 436 against a three-year $300,000 opt out. The election was held on April 8, 2014. The first time an opt out was brought to the voters was in September 2013. It was a three-year $300,000 proposal, too