By Janelle Keller
It’s nearly time for the clocks to roll backwards again, for the sun to greet the horizon an hour sooner, if such a thing can be controlled by human elements. Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins on Sunday, March 8th, and with it the usual deluge of complaints about missing an hour of sleep. Who decided it was a good idea anyway? And why in the world did government leaders all across the world agree? Credit is often given to Benjamin Franklin for the concept of moving the clock back to capitalize on early morning sun.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a onetime extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended one additional month, from February 27, 2015 until March 31, 2015. The final day for farm owners and producers to choose ARC or PLC coverage also remains March 31, 2015.
Valentine Midland News
by Laura Vroman
Cherry County is God’s own Cow Country. There’s even signs along the highway that make that proclamation; so it must be a fact. The people of Cherry County are awesome stewards of the land, which the cattle need, in order for the County to be God’s own Cow Country.
February 12, 2015, NorthStar Services held their annual crowning of King and Queen of hearts. This year, Corky Thornton was selected as King, and Elizabeth Shelbourn was selected for queen! Congratulations! NorthStar Services is located at 324 S. Hall Street, in Valentine, NE.
The Gregory City Council met on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Mayor Maurie Schlaht chaired the meeting. The council members present were Chad Peck, Seymour Studenberg, Shana Flakus and Tim Mills. City administrator Al Cerny, public works superintendent Mark Fortuna, library director Diane Althoff Merrill McFayden and other IOOF members also attended.
The regular meeting of the Gregory County Commission was held Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Commissioners Darrell Bentz, Lance Matucha, Jessy Biggins, Jeff Johnson and Myron Johnson were present.