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Tuesday Rains Cancel Wednesday Husker Harvest Days

Untimely rains hammered the Husker Harvest Days site after the end of Day 1 giving the show staff no choice but to cancel for Wednesday, Sept. 10. The show will be open Thursday, regular hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extremely muddy conditions have made parking areas impassable. All access gates to the site will be closed on Wednesday. Visitors who had planned on attending the vent should revise their travel plans accordingly.

"It is unfortunate that the weather hasn't cooperated", said Captain Chris Kolb, Commander Troop C-Grand Island.  "We are hoping to help get the word out on the cancellation for Wednesday, to avoid any unnecessary congestion on roads leading to and from the event site".

 

 

 

Upcoming Mid-Plains Community College Classes

Mid-Plains Community College has many upcoming courses offered through the Mid-Plains Extended Campus in Valentine. The Learn to See 3-D drawing class starts on Monday the 15th. Desktop Publishing will start Wednesday, September 17th. Arc and Gas Welding at the Cody-Kilgore HS begins on Thursday the 18th. Additional classes offered include EMT training, Spanish for First Responders, Insurance Agent Continuing Education, along with several other art classes including Color Theory Made Simple, Party Decoration Class and Paint in the Fall Pastels. If you'd like more information, want to register, or if you have suggestions for upcoming classes, call Mid-Plains Valentine at 402-376-8033.

 

Mission Man Convicted of Post Office Burglary

 

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, man convicted of Burglary of a Post Office was sentenced on August 28, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jesse Robinson, age 27, was sentenced to 6 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release to include 6 months of home confinement.

Robinson was indicted for Burglary of a Post Office and Theft of Mail by a federal grand jury on August 21, 2013.  He pled guilty to Burglary of a Post Office on May 27, 2014.

The conviction arose from an incident that occurred in June 2013 when Robinson used a crowbar to pry open a window on the front of the U.S. Post Office in Mission.  Once he was inside, Robinson took four first class COD envelopes addressed to other individuals that contained mail-ordered prescription medication.

Robinson will report to the U.S. Marshals Service on September 2, 2014, to begin serving his sentence.

   

Iowa Man Charged With Shooting Mountain Lion

 A 23-year-old Iowa man has been cited for shooting a mountain lion out
 of season near Crawford on the evening of Sept. 6.
The man was hunting deer with archery equipment from a tree stand on Ponderosa Wildlife
Management Area (WMA) in Dawes County when the incident occurred. He reported shooting
the lion to the Dawes County Sherriff's Department that night. Nebraska Game and
 Parks Commission officials immediately responded to the scene and recovered the
 carcass at about 2:30 a.m. Mountain Time on Sept. 7.
The female lion was lactating, suggesting she may have cubs in the vicinity. Staff
searched the area on Sept. 7 and the search for cubs resumed Sept. 8 using trained
dogs. If cubs are found, Game and Parks will attempt to place them in zoos.
The Iowan faces a maximum fine of $1,000 and $500 in liquidated damages for taking
game in a closed season. Ponderosa WMA is located in the Pine Ridge Unit, where 
the mountain lion season is closed.
"The law is very clear. People may not shoot a mountain lion simply because they
 are afraid of it," said Craig Stover, law enforcement administrator for Game and
Parks. "They have to meet certain criteria. The law states that 'any person shall
be entitled to defend himself or herself or another person without penalty if, in
the presence of such person, a mountain lion stalks, attacks, or shows unprovoked
aggression toward such person or another person.' "
Landowners also may kill a mountain lion if the lion is in the process of stalking,
killing or consuming livestock on their property.
 

WEEK 2 PIGSKIN PREDICTION WINNERS

IN A NAIL BITER AGAINST MCNEESE STATE, NEBRASKA HELD ON FOR THE WIN 31-24. AS A RESULT, JULIANNE GRAY HAD A PERFECT CARD TO TAKE FIRST PLACE. BRETT OHLMANN MISSED JUST ONE TO GET SECOND PLACE IN THE SECOND WEEK OF THE KVSH PIGSKIN PREDICTION CONTEST. THIS WEEK, THE HUSKERS HAVE A LATE KICKOFF AGAINST FRESNO STATE IN FRESNO AT 9:30 PM CT. GET YOUR PREDICTION CARDS AT ONE OF OUR SPONSORS: ISOM AGENCY, WARD PLUMBING, SECURITY 1ST BANK, SANDHILLS FAMILY DENTAL, NELSEN FURNITURE, THE PEPPERMILL, AND SANDHILLS STATE BANK.

   

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