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Vets Club Roof Fundraiser $20,000

The community stepped up to help out the Valentine area Veterans and the Vets Club by pledging funds for a much needed new roof at their building on Main Street. The various veterans’ organizations have been raising funds for several months and a $10,000 grant from the Sandhills Area Foundation had the roof fund sitting at about $15,000. Half of what was needed to eliminate the leaking roof and prevent flooding in the Vets Club.

KVSH Radio hosted a fundraising radiothon Friday morning and pledges came in at about $15,000. The Hanzlicek Family pledged a matching five thousand dollars, to bring the total to a whopping $20,000 plus. Any funds not used for the $30,000 roof project will go replacing a 50 year old furnace. A big thank you to the community for their tremendous support of our local Veterans.



Sioux tribes push to protect sacred Black Hills site Pe' Sla

A group of tribes pushing to place a site sacred to the Great Sioux Nation into a federal trust has come up against the state of South Dakota.

Kurt BlueDog, an attorney representing the tribes, says the move would guarantee that the place called Pe' Sla stays in the hands of Native American people for cultural and religious use.

The state is appealing a federal decision to take the land into trust, in part because of jurisdictional concerns.

To some Rosebud Sioux Tribe members, the state's opposition represents another affront from the government.

An 1868 treaty had set aside the Black Hills and other land for the Sioux, but Congress passed a law nine years later seizing the land after the discovery of gold in western South Dakota.


Rosebud Lawman Shot, Suspect Sought

Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly shot and wounded a tribal police officer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in southern South Dakota.  FBI spokesman Kyle Loven says the incident happened about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. The circumstances haven't been released.  The officer was being treated for his injuries and was listed in stable condition. His name wasn't immediately released.  Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement identified the suspect as Linn Crossdog and said he was believed to be armed and dangerous.  Loven said public safety is always a concern in such situations but that he did not believe there was a direct threat to the public.

Update as of May 12, 2016:

$1000.00 Reward for information leading to capture

Linn CrossDog is still-at-large. Tribal and Federal Warrants have been issued for his arrest. If you see or know the whereabouts of Crossdog please call the Rosebud Police Department at 
(605)828-2282. The FBI is offering a Reward of $1000.00 for the information leading to the capture of Linn Crossdog. If you see Crossdog do not approaching call Law Enforcement. Crossdog is armed and dangerous.

CROSSDOG is a suspect in the shooting of a Rosebud Sioux Tribal Police Officer during the early morning hours of Wednesday May 11th. The Officer is stable and being treated for his injuries. If you see or know the location of CROSSDOG please call the Rosebud Police Department (605)856-2282



Valentine students participate in career and industry tour

A total of 130 students from Valentine High School participated in the first-ever Career and Industry Tour this week.

They spent Monday and Tuesday getting a first-hand look at businesses in the Valentine area that are associated with healthcare, manufacturing, mechanics, retail, banking, hospitality, animal care and government. Students were able to choose what areas they wanted to learn about.

The event was organized by the high school, Mid-Plains Community College and the Valentine/Cherry County Economic Development Board.

“The goal of the tour was to expose students to the variety of businesses that support the community,” said Mike Burge, Valentine/Cherry County Economic Development director. “The hope was that some might find a summer job, or develop an interest that would entice them to return to the community in the future to start a business of their own.”

Tuesday was also “Applied Tech Day.” Instructors from the Diesel, Welding, Automotive, Auto Body and Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) programs at MPCC set up a mobile education lab at the high school and talked to students about applied technology careers.

“Overall, we feel the event was a great success,” said Jennifer Nollette, MPCC Valentine Extended Campus coordinator. “We hope to make it an annual event with different businesses highlighted each year.”


Careeer and Industry Tours

The first two day Career and Industry tour for Valentine High School students was deemed as a great success by organizers from Mid Plains Community College, Valentine Economic Development and Valentine High School. It is hoped to continue this project on an annual basis. 130 Students were able to tour businesses associated with healthcare, manufacturing, mechanics, retail, banking, hospitality, animal care and government. Thank you to Little Outlaw and Brewers Canoers for helping with transportation, the host businesses and the schools for working together on this project. It is hoped to make this an annual event with different businesses highlighted each year.

The goal of the tour is to expose the students to the variety of businesses that support the community. Some may find a summer job or spark an interest in returning to the community in the future to start a business.

On the final day, Tuesday May 10th, the Mobile Education Lab from Mid Plains College along with several Advanced Tech departments were at Valentine High School to visit with students about careers in several areas including auto and diesel mechanics, HVAC and auto body repair.


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