Tribal Vets Cemetery
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 11:54
Construction of a cemetery for military veterans who are members of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is ahead of schedule and should be completed in the next two months. Project construction manager Chris Wehrle of Wyss Associates says construction was supposed to be done by Memorial Day next year, but will likely finish in October or November.
Rosebud Sioux tribal members who completed a required or time on active military duty will be eligible for burial at the cemetery near Mission. There are more than 4,000 US Military veterans enrolled as members of the tribe.
The Cemetery was funded with nearly $7,000,000 from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs. The department also has funded tribal cemeteries in California and Arizona.
Drug Cases Proceedings
Monday, 17 September 2012 10:33
According to Cherry County District Court records, six people arrested in June on drug related charges have made appearances and are in various stages of disposition.
Ralph Mandan, age 36 and Jolene Red Crow, age 39, both of Valentine, have had their cases continued until September 28. John Malone, age 75 of Valentine is scheduled for a competency hearing on that date also. In a plea agreement, William “Bill” Woodson, age 38 of Valentine, pled guilty to two counts of Distributing a Controlled Substance, with the third count being dismissed. He is scheduled for sentecing on September 28. In a separate plea agreement, Calvin Hughes, age 63 of Valentine pled guilty to one count of Distribution of a Controlled Substance, a class III felony, and was sentenced on September 7th to 2 years' probation. Justin Yellow Eyes, age 19 of Valentine in a separate plea agreement, pled guilty to two counts of Distributing a Controlled Substance and was sentenced to four years' probation.
A class III felony in Nebraska is punishable by up to 20 years in prison for each count.