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3 tribal colleges in South Dakota get USDA grant funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $429,000 in grants to three tribal colleges in South Dakota. The funding will help the colleges upgrade infrastructure, buy equipment and improve educational facilities. Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah says education is one of the best investments that can be made in the future of rural America. In South Dakota, Oglala Lakota College in Kyle will get $143,000 to fix a generator and make renovations on campus; Sinte Gleska University in Mission will get $143,000 for a security system improvement; and Sisseton Wahpeton College in Sisseton will get $143,000 to be spent on student housing.


Judge Rules Against Thedford Rancher

THEDFORD, Neb. (AP) - A judge has ordered a family ranch to let Nebraska Public Power District access its land for survey work.

Court records say the ruling came Monday in the Brush Creek Ranch lawsuit against the district. The lawsuit sought unspecified compensation for damage to land north of Thedford that was done by a survey team checking land boundaries for a power line project.

The district said Nebraska law gave it the authority as a publicly owned utility to survey the ranch and other land. The lawsuit said the utility first should have begun condemnation proceedings and obtained court authority for the survey.

The judge ruled for the district, saying the law indeed gave it authority to enter the land and also required it to pay for any damage caused the incursion.


Parmalee Man Sentenced


United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on August 15, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Joseph R. Morrisette, III, age 46, was sentenced to one year and one day in custody, followed by two years of supervised release.

Morrisette was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2016.  He pled guilty on June 8, 2016.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on March 15, 2016, when an officer with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services responded to a request for assistance.  A woman contacted dispatch in order to have Morrisette removed from the residence, due to his drinking. Morrisette became uncooperative and pulled away from the officer when he attempted to restrain him. An altercation ensued.

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


Old West Days October 6th through the 9th


For the 25th Anniversary of the Nebraska Poetry Gathering and Old West Days in Valentine October 6 through the 9th, the organizing committee will go all out. Standard events will include the best cowboy poets and musicians in the west, an old time melodrama, western art and trade show, trail ride and BBQ. Area poets participating will include Marty Blocker, RP Smith, Bonnie Krogman, Yvonne Hollenbeck and Rick Buoy among the 15 featured performers. New this year will be a session on pursuing a career in western art with David Dorsey. There will also be a featured performance reunion show. Go to for more information.


Armor Coating to Take Place August 29th

Armor Coating on selected streets in Valentine will take place August 29th. Reminder from the City of Valentine to not park on the selected streets or your vehicle may be towed. The designated streets to be coated are:

Wood Street - 5th to 8th Street

8th Street - Wood to Main Street

7th Street - Wood Street, east and west one block

6th Street - Cherry Street to West City Limits

Cherry Street - 8th Street and north into circle drive

Haley Street - Northwest to north end

Government Street - C Street to 5th Street

Macomb Street - 6th to 7th Street

Ray Street - 6th to 7th Street

Government Street - 6th to 7th Street

Shore Street - Donoher to 3rd Street

KVSH will post any updates when they become available.



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