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Earthquake Shakes South of Thedford

Authorities say a minor earthquake has shaken the Sandhills region of Nebraska.  The tremor occurred just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, and its epicenter was situated 22 miles southeast of Thedford.  The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake registered a magnitude of 3.6, which was unlikely to cause any damage.


Armed Robbery Suspect in Rosebud Apprehended

According to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, on August 15th around 3:59 a.m. Rosebud Police Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at Paulmart convenience store in Rosebud, SD. A male suspect fled the scene before police arrived. Officers searched the area for the suspect. A patrol sergeant observed a male matching the description of the suspect sitting outside a residence in Rosebud. Officers approached and detained the male who resisted the officer's controls. While resisting, the male attempted to reach into his waistband. Officers were able to restrain him. A pistol was recovered from the male. The male was arrested and identified as a 17 year old. Rosebud Police Department does not release the identity of juveniles. No further suspects are being sought involving the armed robbery.


Valentine Blood Drive on Thursday, September 3rd

The next blood drive in Valentine will be Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 from 11:30 am until 5:30 pm at the Catholic Church Parish Hall, sponsored by the Valentine Rotary Club.

For an appointment, please contact Jeanie Cozad at 402-376-4715.


Smith to Hold Mobile Offices in North Platte, Thedford, and South Sioux City

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will meet constituents of the Third District during three "mobile offices" on August 25-27.

A "mobile office" allows constituents to meet directly with Congressman Smith about federal issues and take advantage of the constituent services available through his office, such as assisting individuals with challenges they face while working with a federal agency, ordering flags flown over the U.S. Capitol, and booking tours in Washington, D.C.

Smith, who has offices in Grand Island and Scottsbluff, will hold his mobile offices on August 25-27 at the following times and locations:

Tuesday, August 25

Lincoln County Courthouse Commissioners Room

301 N. Jeffers Street, North Platte, NE 69101

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (CDT)


Wednesday, August 26

Thomas County Courthouse

503 Main Street, Thedford, NE 69166

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CDT)


Thursday, August 27

South Sioux City Hall

1615 1st Avenue, South Sioux City, NE 68776

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CDT)


For additional information, contact Congressman Smith's Grand Island office at (308) 384-3900 or his Scottsbluff office at (308) 633-6333.


Bond set for Colorado man in South Dakota hotel shooting

Nineteen-year-old Jordan Mercure, of Fort Collins, Colorado, faces a felony aggravated assault charge and several misdemeanors in the early Saturday shooting at the Hampton Inn and Suites.

Mercure is accused of shooting Curtis Paysen in the head during an alleged alcohol-fueled argument. A spokeswoman for Avera Health in Sioux Falls told the American News that Paysen has been upgraded from critical to good condition.

Mercure appeared in court Monday with his attorney but did not enter a plea. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of aggravated assault.

Mercure and Paysen attended high school together in Aberdeen.


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