Sandhills Area Foundation awards grant to Valentine Public
Sandhills Area Foundation members Suzy Beel, left, and Mary Young, right, present a check to Anne Quigley and Tracy Grooms, center.
The Valentine Public Library recently applied for a grant to the Nebraska Library Commission for the replacement of public access online computers and several office
A part of this application required that the Valentine Library agreed to provide a 25 percent match to the grant funds awarded. The total cost of the computer replacement project is $13,679.00. A partner with the Library in this matching process is the Sandhills Area
The Foundation recently presented the Library with a check in the amount of $750.00 to apply toward the match for the grant with the Library
The Sandhills Area Foundation is one of several local entities that agreed to support the Valentine Public Library in this project. The other partnering agencies in this project are the City of Valentine, the Valentine Public Library Foundation and the Turner Foundation.
The new computers have arrived at the Library allowing
the Valentine Public Library to be a place where the patrons of the Library and the community of Valentine will be able to have updated access to electronic information resources thereby improving the local library services to
Sandhills Area Foundation gives grant to Minnechaduza Foundation
The Sandhills Area Foundation recently granted a $3,000 grant to the Minnechaduza Foundation. This generous grant will be used to
support a wide-range of programming toward the shared goals of
improving the Sandhills community through health, and education, by
raising self-esteem and the motivation to succeed in our children.
Pictured are Minnechaduza Foundation members Cliff Petersen and Christian Beckby, and Sandhills Area Foundation member Dave Major.
Kilgore VFD receives grant from Sandhills Area Foundation
The Kilgore Volunteer Fire Department is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Sandhills Area Foundation. This money will assist in the construction of a new 50 foot by 38 foot fire hall.
There are 22 volunteer firemen and six trucks in the department with Dean Welker serving as Fire Chief.
This will enable the housing of all trucks in the new hall in the winter. Before only four trucks were available in the winter months.
The department also takes part in the Cherry County Mutual Aid program with numerous other local fire departments whenever a call for assistance is needed.
Pictured L to R: Mary Young, Jeff Compton, Department Vice President; Dean Welker, Fire Chief; Phyllis Rothleutner and Gerald Keech.
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