Brown County Voters used their right to go to the polls on May 10th, to vote in the Primary Election. According to the records we have 2,087 registered voters in Brown County. Out of that number, only 825 cast their ballots. Percent voting was 39.53% compared to 26.5% statewide. Breaking it down further, ballots cast by Republicans - 744, Democrats 60, and Nonpartisan - 21.
Secretary of State John Gale says he is pleased that voter turnout in the primary exceeded initial expectations. Provisional ballots and some early voting ballots have yet to be counted. Unofficially, voter turnout reached 26.5 percent. That’s the highest it has been for a presidential primary since 2000 (30.1 percent). “Although the competitive nature of the Republican presidential race was slightly diminished due to the outcome of the Indiana primary, I’m glad to see that many citizens saw the value of voting in other important races for the legislature, natural resource districts, the Nebraska Board of Education, public service commission and U.S. Congress.”
Valentine Midland News
By Wendy Murphy
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Big Rock Fire and celebrate Valentine as a Firewise Community, the Niobrara Council, Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District, and the Nebraska Forest Service partnered to offer community events .
By Laura Vroman
Every year, for the past 72 years, there’s been a Coronation King and Coronation Queen, a Most for VHS, and all the pomp and circumstance that goes with a royal court. But the long tradition is coming to an end. There have been several key members who have been helping since the 1980s and don’t even have children or grandchildren who attend VHS.
Chad and Jennifer Rausch of Watertown have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Rausch to Larry Soesbe, son of Craig and Mary Soesbe of Gregory.
Gregory High School seniors were awarded scholarships during the commencement exercises held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Gregory Memorial Auditorium.