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Mullen Homecoming

Mullen High School Homecoming festivities will be held during the school week beginning Sept 30 and running through October 4th.  Candidates for King are Garrett Cox, Tye Spies, and Dalton Zimmerman, and for Queen, the candidates are Sidney Carr, Machaela Chasek, and Rebekah Mallory.  Dress up days are as follows: Monday is Class Wars Theme Day, Tuesday is Duck Dynasty Day, Wednesday, Fairy Tales, Thursday is Twin Day, and Friday is Dress Your Best.

On October 4th, The pep rally and parade will kick things off at 1:15 Mountain Time, JV and Varsity Volleyball action vs. Hay Springs begins at 3:30, Football Kickoff will be 6:30 Mountain Time.  Coronation will follow the game, with the dance after coronation at the Bullseye Building.

 

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

THE VALENTINE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL BE OBSERVING NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK ON OCTOBER 6TH THROUGH THE 12TH. THE ANNUAL MOVIE WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6TH AT 2 PM SHOWING 'EPIC' AT THE JEWEL THEATER...NO TICKETS WILL BE NEEDED TO ATTEND.

DURING THE PAST YEAR THE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED ON 101 TIMES FOR A TOTAL OF 6585 HOURS SPENT IN ANSWERING ALARMS WITH A TOTAL OF 8322 HOURS SPENT IN THE SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY ON FIRES, DRILLS, MEETINGS, SCHOOLING AND OTHER SPECIAL DUTIES. AS OF OCTOBER FIRST THE DEPARTMENT HAS 50 ACTIVE MEMBERS.

 

Nebraska Broadband for Business

Increasing economic vitality is on every business owner's mind today.  The goal of a new project thru the Nebraska Broadband Initiative, is to help Nebraska businesses understand how to effectively use broadband applications successfully.  By participating in "The Power of Business" survey, businesses will be sharing valuable information on broadband usage.

The real benefit comes when you complete the survey, http://go.unl.edu/broadband-for-business.  You will have the chance to receive a personalized scorecard.  This scorecard provides you with ideas on how to better utilize broadband technologies.  The information collected from your input will allow for a comparison of business broadband usage and impacts with peers nationwide.  Up to 500 businesses who have completed the survey will receive this personalized scorecard and the opportunity to work with a business broadband coach.

For more information about this project contact:  Jim Keeler, Business Broadband Manager with the University of Nebraska at 402-472-4235 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

   

Ft. Niobrara Buffalo Roundup Postponed

Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge has again postponed the bison roundup. Currently refuge staff are hoping to conduct the bison roundup the week of October 21, 2013. The public will be welcome to watch the roundup activates when the roundup does occur. The annual bison auction which was to be held on October 16 has also been cancelled. Surplus bison will be sold by sealed bid this year. If you are interested in receiving a bid package, please contact the Fort Niobrara NWR office at 39983 Refuge Road, Valentine, NE 69201. You can call Refuge Manager Steve Hicks, at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, 402-376-3789 for more information.

 

Valentine Man Hero

 

A group of Mitchell Technical Institute students and others worked together to pull a little girl from a burning vehicle Wednesday following a head-on collision on South Dakota state Highway 37 that resulted in two deaths. Two adults died and a young child was injured. Authorities had not released the names of any of the victims as of Wednesday night, pending the notification of relatives. Brandon Sandoz, a 19-year-old MTI student from Valentine, Neb., said he and his friend, Corey Ramold, 18, of O'Neill, Neb., and Sandoz's girlfriend, Abby Albin, 20, of Emery, were on their way to Nebraska. They saw what Sandoz described as “a big dust cloud” when a red pickup and a white van collided. Neither of the drivers of the vehicles was wearing a seat belt, the offcials said; no official information about the girl's seat belt was released, but onlookers said she was in a car seat. Sandoz, Ramold and Albin pulled over after seeing the crash and ran to the vehicles. Sandoz said while Ramold checked on the driver of the pickup, a man, Sandoz checked on the occupants of the van: a woman driver and a little girl, believed to be about 3 years old. Sandoz said the woman did not have a pulse, but the little girl did.“I got her out as quickly as I could,” he said. Sandoz said he put the little girl on the tailgate of Ramold’s pickup, and Albin stayed with her while Ramold and Sandoz went back and attempted to extricate the other driver. But by then, Sandoz said, it was too late to get to the driver out of the van. Sandoz said he and Ramold worked with about three other witnesses, some of whom Sandoz believed to be farmers from the area, to separate the vehicles. He said they hooked a chain up to a pickup and dragged the crashed pickup into the east ditch. Sandoz said they started doing chest compressions, and paramedics arrived shortly thereafter.“A minute to two minutes after we got the man out, his pickup went up in flames,” The girl was taken to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell and then transported to a Sioux Falls hospital. The state Department of Public Safety described her as "seriously injured." The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating.

 

   

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