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Effort to restore iconic sign between Vale and Ontario kicks off

A fundraising effort to restore the "Vale or Bust" sign on U.S. Highway 20 between Vale and Ontario is underway. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

VALE – For at least 19 years the “Vale or Bust” sign on U.S. Highway 20 greeted motorists traveling west from Ontario but a spate of autumn windstorms damaged the land mark.

Now, an informal group of local people led by Vale residents Kathy Saldana and Tina Bradfield aim to put up a new sign in the same spot as the old sign. The old sign is attached to the side of a grain silo just off the highway about five miles east of Vale.

Saldana said organizers want to put up a new sign with solar lights and are seeking donations.

 “I think it is very important. It . . .