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Bell Ringers Needed!
Give the gift of your time this holiday season.
Volunteer for the Salvation Army annual kettle campaign.
Ringers needed daily Nov 25—Dec 24
For more information or to sign up to ring the bell — contact Wendy 402-389-2062 or Lois 402-322-3782
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Predicition Contest Update

The numbers have been added up and there have been a lot of changes in the KVSH College Football Prediction Contest with just 2 weeks remaining. A big late season surge has put Gus Brown in the top spot, 3 picks ahead of the rest of the field.

Gus has 101 correct, a 76% success rate.

The race appears to be for 2nd place:

Those at 98 correct are Marty Jespersen and Gary Coleman.

At 97 - Dale Coleman, Matt Coleman, Kim Jeffers and Dustin McCormick.

At 96 - Greg Coleman and Bernie Eklund.

And still with an outside shot at the money... at 95 - Randy Borer, Mike Elliott, John Neil Graham, Monty Neiffer, Mike Polak and Marilyn Robertson.


Mission Man Gets 30 Months for Accident


United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter was sentenced on November 8, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Donovan Dale Wright, age 49, was sentenced to 30 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Wright was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 17, 2016.  He pled guilty on August 22, 2016.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of January 30, 2016.  Wright had been drinking in Rosebud the previous evening.  At approximately 3:30 a.m., he was driving northbound on BIA Route 1 near Rosebud, South Dakota, on his way home to Mission, when he struck a pedestrian, Robin Heath Star Boy, who was walking along the highway.  Star Boy died as a result of the collision.  Wright immediately drove to the Rosebud Police Department, reported what had happened, and assisted a police officer in locating Star Boy’s body.  At the time of the collision, Wright’s blood-alcohol content was at least .150%.  The legal limit is .08%.

Wright was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


Update on Wind Energy Meeting to be held November 16th

The commissioners will meet on Wednesday, November 16th at 2:30 pm at the Valentine High School as previously planned. Items on the agenda include conducting a public hearing on the Kilgore wind farm application, a motion to continue said hearing to ensure proper and adequate notification to adjacent landowners, and also a motion to consider a special meeting date to decide application approval as recommended by the county attorney. While the commissioners will still be meeting, the public hearing will likely be continued to December 7th.


Cherry County Hospital to Begin Renovations

The Cherry County Hospital will begin a significant renovation and building project this November.  The plans call for upgrading the heating and cooling, electrical, and plumbing systems. Also, the plans include adding patient rooms and operating room space.  The additional patient rooms will be needed as some of the current rooms are being enlarged to better meet the needs of the patient.  Improvements will also include two labor, delivery, and recovery rooms in one of the patient wings.  Additional changes will include the relocation of some services after the operating room space is built.  Some of the services that will be relocated are CT scan, ultrasound, mammography, and bone density. The services will be closer to the emergency room and will be more convenient for outpatient use.  One of the last phases of the project will include the addition of five clinic exam rooms for use in the specialty clinic area.

The project will be a multi-million dollar project in addition to the architectural and construction management services.  It is estimated that 40% of the project cost will deal with updating the needed heating and cooling, electrical, and plumbing systems.  Due to the need to maintain all health care services, the project will have six different phases and the project is estimated to take two years for completion.  No taxes will be levied for the project.

Significant effort has been put into planning the project in order to maintain health care services during construction and to minimize inconvenience to the public during the project.  It is the intent of everyone associated with the health care system that the changes to the facility will serve the public well into the future.  If anyone has questions, they should feel free to contact hospital administration.


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