School Board meets
Friday, 17 January 2014 11:44
At the January school board meeting the Valentine Community Schools Board of Education held the annual organizational meeting of the board. Officers were all re-elected including; Cort Dewing-President, Suzy Beel- Vice-President, Kent Lopez Secretary and Dean Churchill-treasurer. The board voted to close the German Settlement school building beginning with the 2014-2015 year. There are only two students at the school at this time. There were also some discussions on the future of East Simeon attendance center but no action has been taken.
There will be several staff changes in the next year due to retirements and resignations. Longtime Principal Dave Renning plans to retire, as does art teacher Ed Heinert and Special Ed coordinator Maureen Johnson. Resignations have been accepted from business teacher Dana Burman and PE teacher and football coach Craig Shmeckpepper.
There will be a teacher in-service day on Wednesday, Janaury 22 for school improvement. There will be no school that day.
3 appear in court for Rosebud double homicide
Thursday, 16 January 2014 17:00
Two brothers and a woman are in jail on charges they killed two men near St. Francis on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.
Twenty-three-year-old BillyRay McCloskey and 20-year-old Riley McCloskey pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree murder.
They're accused of killing 76-year-old Benjamin Clifford and 33-year-old Calvin Kills In Water Jr. on Dec. 23.
According to the indictment, the McCloskeys strangled Clifford and assaulted Kills In Water with their hands and feet and stabbed him in the chest with a screwdriver.
Crystal Red Hawk pleaded not guilty to accessory after the fact.
The full indictment was sealed.