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Ron's Quik Lube Reports Break-In

SOME TIME DURING THE NIGHT OF MARCH 11TH OR DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF THE 12TH, RON'S QUIK LUBE ON SOUTH WESTERN STREET IN VALENTINE HAD A WINDOW BROKEN OUT AND THERE WERE SIGNS OF FORCED ENTRY TO THE BUILDING. POP MONEY WAS STOLEN, WHICH AMOUNTED TO AROUND $100 DOLLARS IN ONE DOLLAR BILLS AND APPROXIMATELY $20 DOLLARS IN QUARTERS. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THE BREAK IN, OR IF YOU SEE ANY UNUSUAL, SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY OR TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING LARGE AMOUNTS OF SINGLE BILLS AND QUARTERS, PLEASE CONTACT THE VALENTINE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 402-376-3055.

 

Fire Department Responds to ATV Fire in Cornfield

The Valentine Volunteer Fire Department was called out shortly after 3 pm on Wednesday afternoon, March 11, 2015. An ATV caught fire in a cornfield on the Koinzen place just southeast of Sparks. The ATV was completely destroyed and a few acres of the cornfield were burned. No injuries were reported and the fireman were at the scene for about an hour.

 

ATF Pulls Ammo Ban Proposal

After an unprecedented response, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms has temporarily pulled its proposal to ban common AR-15 M855 "green tip" ammunition.  More than 80,000 people have commented on the proposal to ban certain types of 5.56 mm, or .223 caliber ammunition since the agency announced its proposal last month.  An ATF spokeswoman, Ginger Colbrun, said the vast majority of comments were critical of the proposal.

Objections also came from 291 members of Congress - majorities of both the House and Senate.

KVSH Radio discussed the issue with Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, on Tuesday March 10th on the Comment Program.

   

Man accused of 2 escapes pleads not guilty to many charges

A 19-year-old man who Sheridan County authorities say escaped twice from custody has pleaded not guilty to several charges.

Chadron radio station KCSR reports that Michael Brown made the pleas on Monday. The judge set another hearing for April 7.

Authorities say Brown escaped from the back of a police car on Jan. 21 and was captured the next day. They say he escaped from the Sheridan County Jail on Feb. 10 and was recaptured on Feb. 17 in Gordon. Besides facing charges in the escapes, Brown is accused of several break-ins and weapons violations.

 

Speech at North Platte

The Duet Team of Sophie Lopez and Jacy Miller placed 2nd at Best of the West Speech event in North Platte.  Superiors went to the OID team of Sydney Dunn, Sophie Lopez and Jacy Miller.  Amos Utecht and Lincoln Stoeger earned a superior in Duet as well.  In Humorous Prose, Sydney Dunn and Amos Utecht received superiors.  Sophie Lopez and Sydney Dunn received superiors in Poetry.  Ashley Hoffman was awarded a superior in Persuasive Speaking. Jacy Miller also received a superior in Informative Speaking.
The VHS speech team will compete in  Southwest Conference which will be held on Tuesday, March 10 in Ainsworth.  Districts are in Paxton on March 16th.  The top three placers in each event will qualify for the state meet which is in Kearney on March 26th.

   

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