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Allen woman sentenced on federal murder charge

ALLEN, S.D. (KELO) — A 20-year-old Allen, South Dakota, woman convicted of Second Degree Murder was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison on June 30, 2022. Jonnie Fineran’s sentence was handed down by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, according to a release by United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell.
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Nebraska state senator spends Fourth of July in Ukraine

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - While the U.S. celebrated its independence, a Nebraska State Senator was getting a closer look at a country fighting to retain that status. 6 News has been in touch with State Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon, located about 46 miles east of Chadron, while he is in Ukraine on a mission trip, where he has been able to observe military actions happening there.

South Dakota woman sentenced to 21 years for role in 2020 murder

RAPID CITY , S.D. – A woman from Allen will spend over 20 years behind bars for her role in the 2020 murder of Thomas Sitting Bear. 20-year-old Jonnie Fineran pled guilty to second-degree murder in April 2022 for her involvement in the murder of Thomas Sitting Bear on July 24, 2020, in Manderson. According to court documents, Fineran helped a juvenile, identified only as T.S.B., in stabbing Sitting Bear over 60 times, which included “10 stab wounds that punctured his heart, causing his death.”

‘The Tent’ receives an upgrade for this year’s fireworks season

As the ten day window that vendors are allowed to sell fireworks in Gordon was quickly closing, a building project was finished up just in time. At the location right next to the Gordon Theatre, Crazy Ed’s Fireworks now has a brand new home. The fireworks stand has been...

Kyle man sentenced to 10 years for meth distribution

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — About six years of distributing methamphetamine has resulted in a 10-year prison sentence for Chester Benjamin Apple aka Chester Janis, 39, the Department of Justice in South Dakota said. Apple, of Kyle, obtained methamphetamine and distributed it in South Dakota from approximately January 2015...
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Pine Ridge Food Sovereignty Efforts Expand Tribal Nutrition Security

Posted by Cindy Long, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service in Food and Nutrition Nutrition Security. (left to right) Thunder Valley Executive Director Tatewin Means, FNS Mountain Plains Regional Administrator Cheryl Kennedy, FNS Administrator Cindy Long and Thunder Valley Deputy Director Lynn Cuny display fresh eggs from the Thunder Valley chicken coop.

Mary Eileen (Schmidt) Oakley

“You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.” ~ Peter Pan. Mary Eileen Oakley age 75 of Lander, Wyoming passed away at her home on Friday,...