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Mission Man Charged

 

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Frank Swalley, age 29, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 18. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 8, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation and Swalley is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Swalley was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending trial. A trial date is set for July 9, 2013.

 

NEW OWNERSHIP

 

 

 

 

A VALENTINE BUSINESS HAS RECENTLY CHANGED HANDS. MIDWAY OIL ON EAST HIGHWAY 20 IN VALENTINE HAS BEEN PURCHASED BY RICHARD AND TAMMY JAMISON FROM RON AND BETTY RODGERS AND WILL BE OPERATING AS SANDHILL OIL COMPANY. THE JAMISONS HAVE BEEN IN OPERATION SINCE 1960 WITH OTHER BUSINESSES AT THEDFORD, HYANNIS AND STAPLETON. THE RODGER'S HAVE BEEN IN OPERATION AT THAT LOCATION SINCE 1990. THE JAMISONS WILL BE A MASTER SINCLAIR JOBBER AND OFFER THE SAME BULK FUEL DELIVERY. FUTURE PLANS CALL FOR REMODELING, NEW PUMPS, NEW CANOPY, AND AN INCREASE IN THEIR FRESH FOODS DELI DEPARTMENT. THE CHANGE TOOK PLACE AS OF MAY FIRST WITH THE LOCAL MANAGER BEING KEVIN JAMISON.

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

THE VALENTINE CITY COUNCIL MET LAST EVENING FOR THEIR REGULAR MEETING. MOSTLY ROUTINE MATTERS WERE TAKEN CARE OF DURING THE 90 MINUTE MEETING. TODD HAY DOING BUSINESS AS THE DERBY BAR WAS GIVEN PERMISSION TO CLOSE THE SIDEWALK AND STREET IN FRONT OF HIS BUSINESS FOR A BEER GARDEN ON FOUR DIFFERENT EVENINGS THIS SUMMER. BOB CARRS BUNKHOUSE WAS ALSO GIVEN A SPECIAL DESIGNATED LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SOME EVENINGS FOR A BEER GARDEN THIS SUMMER. A REQUEST TO CLOSE LODI STREET SPUR WAS DENIED BY THE COUNCIL. THE GARBAGE HAULING RESOLUTION WAS TABLED FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION. ROD DAUGHERTY RECEIVED THE BID FOR LABOR FOR THE STREET MAINTENANCE PROJECTS AND ALLARD PRECAST WAS AWARDED THE BID FOR CONCRETE AT 115 DOLLARS PER CUBIC YARD.

THE NEW HANGER/TAXILANES PROJECT BID WAS REJECTED AS IT CAME IN OVER 30% HIGHER THAN ENGINEER ESTIMATES.

THE AGREEMENT WITH THE SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF WILDLAND FIRE TO OPERATE AN AIR TANKER BASE AT MILLER FIELD WAS APPROVED.

THE REST OF THE MEETING DELT WITH ROUTINE ACTIONS.

   

Badger Boosters Sports Banquet

The Badger Boosters annual spring sports banquet was held Sunday, May 5 at the Peppermill in Valentine.  Athletes in various sports were recognized for their accomplishments over the past school year. There were also several special awards given out during the evening.

Badger Booster Fan of the Year- Dona Valentine

Bill Raubach award for Senior Male Athlete- Marcus Nelson

Business and Professional Women's Senior Female Athlete- Allie Millard

KVSH Heart Award and $250 scholarships were awarded to Shawna Wheeler and Anthony Fast Horse.

A special presentation was made to Annie Osnes for serving as President of Badger Boosters for the past 7 years.  Coaches recognized athletes with letters and special awards including all state selections as well as all conference and all district.

 

Martin Residents Sentenced on Drug Charges

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Martin woman convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on April 29, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. Tillie Dawn Dubray, age 43, was sentenced to 1 year of probation, a $250 fine, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
On January 31, 2012, Dubray illegally distributed morphine in Martin, South Dakota. Dubray pleaded guilty to the charge on November 29, 2012.
U.S. Attorney Johnson also announced that a Martin man convicted of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance was sentenced on April 16,  by Judge Viken. Grover Lee Horned Antelope, age 40, was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment, 4 years' supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
In October 2008, Horned Antelope conspired to distribute one pound of marijuana on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Horned Antelope pleaded guilty to the charge on December 3, 2012. Horned Antelope remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

   

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