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Valentine Volunteer Fire Department Called Twice Wednesday Night

​The Valentine Volunteer Fire Department was called out about 7 pm Wednesday evening, jUNE 29, 2022, to a report of a dumpster fire in front of the Dollar General Store on East Highway 20 in Valentine. The dumpster was a large roll off full of construction material during a remodel of the retail store. Fire Chief Terry Engles told KVSH news that it is believed the fire started from discarded smoking materials. What made the fire more serious was the proximity of the propane bottles located in front of the store. Crews were on the scene about 30 minutes.
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Rosebud woman who gives birth on IHS bathroom floor receives settlement

ROSEBUD INDIAN RESERVATION, S.D. — A woman who gave birth on the bathroom floor of a Rosebud Indian Health Service Hospital in 2015 has received a $150,000 settlement from the U.S. government. In a civil suit filed in U.S. District Court, Samantha One Star, of Parmalee, says she was...
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Elizabeth Ann Green

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Elizabeth Ann Green, loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother, passed away at the age of 79. Elizabeth was a New Years baby; born January 1st, 1943, in Valentine, Nebraska then raised on a cattle farm. On March 3rd, 1962, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold Duane Green. They raised their son Anthony Duane Green together. She received her bachelor 's degree in business from the University of Nebraska. After moving to Flagstaff, AZ, she co-founded IMPRA in the early 70 's and retired in 1994 in Phoenix, AZ.

Rosebud man pleads not guilty to failing to register

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Floyd Black Spotted Horse, Jr., age 35, was indicted on June 14, on a charge of failure to register as a sex offender. Black Spotted Horse of Rosebud, pleaded not guilty to the charge on June 21, according to the Department of Justice in South Dakota.

Board of Commissioners Special Meeting Notice

The Cherry County Board of Commissioners will hold an emergency meeting on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Cherry County Courthouse located at 365 N Main St. Valentine, NE 69201 for the purpose of authorizing payment for Health Insurance Claims. No other business will be conducted by the Board at this meeting.

VPD Week In Review

June 19 – 15, 2022. On 06/20/2022 at 10:00 am, an officer responded to B and Helen Street for a report of a non-injury accident. All information has been forwarded to the State of Nebraska. On 06/20/2022 at 1:45 pm, an officer responded to 3rd and Hall Street for...

Valentine Chamber Has Busy Summer of Events

The Valentine Chamber of Commerce has a busy summer planned to help local businesses with some fun events. The first of those events will be the City Wide Garage Sale on July 16th. Chamber director Dean Jacobs stated the deadline to get information turned is will be July 7th. Drop...

Mission man gets 18 months for sex abuse of minor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Jaret Wooden Knife, 24, of Mission was sentenced on June 21 on sexual abuse of minor charges. Wooden Knife was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100, according to the Department of Justice in South Dakota.

Graveside Service

Delbert Dean Fullerton, 90, of Gothenburg formerly of Cody, died November 4, 2021 at Hilltop Estates. Graveside Services will take place on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Cody at 2:00 p.m. CST.
North Platte Telegraph

MPCC offering robotics classes at 3 campuses

Mid-Plains Community College is offering several opportunities to take a robotics class this summer. Openings are available at MPCC campuses in McCook, Broken Bow, Ogallala and Valentine. McCook. McCook will host STEM Class: Spike Robotics from 1 to 3 p.m. July 12 to 14 in Room 201 of McMillen Hall....
York News-Times

The mystery of Kilgore's Musical Garden

YORK -- The magical, musical garden at Kilgore Library no longer remains a mystery and is ready to be put to great use. Standing in front of the library are 11 musical instruments for all ages to use. The instruments are either installed into the ground with stainless posts or are fixed to the surface with a surface plate.

Caller to Governor's show asks about Cowboy Trail

Gov. Pete Ricketts hosted his monthly radio call-in show last week and received a question from a Valentine listener about the Cowboy Trail. The Cowboy Trail begins at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park in Norfolk and follows the old Chicago and Northwestern Railroad route all the way to western Nebraska. The listener from...

St. Francis Fire Update

Screen capture from BIA Forestry & Wildland Fire Management – Rosebud Agency. According to Rosebud Agency B.I.A. Superintendent, Joelynn Ashley, due to calmer winds the last 24 hours, the fire that started just west of the St. Francis, SD community on Saturday, June 18th has not grown significantly, allowing firefighters to stop forward progress. It is now 80% contained, and approximately 12 square miles, or 3,810 acres.

MPCC Valentine Campus to offer self-defense classes

The Mid-Plains Community College Valentine Campus will offer a series of free, hands-on, self-defense classes this summer. The first one is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the campus, 715 U.S. Highway 20, in Valentine. Instruction will be provided by the Valentine Police Department. The training will include both demonstrations...

Yellen says Biden to nominate first Native American as U.S. Treasurer

ROSEBUD, South Dakota, June 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday will announce the nomination of Mohegan Indian Tribe Lifetime Chief Marilynn Malerba as U.S. Treasurer, marking the first time a Native American's signature will appear on U.S. currency, the Treasury said. Yellen, during a visit to...