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Rosebud Tribal Chairman Removed

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council has removed President Cyril "Whitey" Scott from office.

The Rapid City Journal reports that the council made the move Tuesday, resolving a period of uncertain leadership that afflicted the south-central South Dakota tribe for much of Scott's time in office.

A telephone listing for Scott could not be found.

Scott won election in 2012 but was suspended in 2013 and had been entangled in various ethics-related proceedings since then. The council not only removed him from the presidency but also banned him from running for any tribal office in the future.

Tribal Vice President Willie Kindle will serve as acting president until a new president is elected in September.

 

Name the Golf Course Contest

The contest to name the new Valentine Community Golf Course remains open until further notice. Suggested names and logos can be submitted to Mike Burge at the studios of KVSH radio or at city hall. $200 in Valentine Chamber Bucks will go to the person who submits the winning name and logo. The golf course board will choose the winner and the information will become the property of the golf board and the city of Valentine. Either the name, logo, or both may be selected from the entries received. There is no deadline for the contest at this time.

 

 

Celebrate World Red Cross Day in May by giving blood

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood this May in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day on May 8 – the birthday of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder, Henry Dunant.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations and invite others to make a lifesaving donation by creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive at redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Cherry County

Valentine

May 7: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., St. Nicholas Parish Hall, 400 W. 5th St.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment in Valentine, call Jeanie Cozad – 402-376-4715

Custer County
Broken Bow
May 6: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Elk's Lodge, 825 S. 10th
Callaway
May 1: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Community Center, 202 W. Kimball
Sherman County
Loup City
May 6: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Loup City Community Center, 723 N. 8th
Valley County
Ord
May 12: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Ord High School, 18th and K St.
Wheeler County
Bartlett
May 12: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Wheeler Central High School, 600 Randolph St.
   

Valentine VFD Called for Mutual Aid

The Valentine Volunteer Fire Department were called for mutual aid to a fire in South Central South Dakota on Tuesday, April 14th, at approximately 4 pm, just east of Parmelee. According to Fire Chief Terry Engles, three trucks and 8 crew were sent out and were on scene for roughly four hours. It is not known what caused the blaze that started near the road just east of the town. The strong winds quickly spread the fire to the north, burning nearly 700 acres of grassland and cornfield.

 

Nebraska gas tax increase bill headed to final vote

A proposed gas tax increase has advanced to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature, despite vocal opposition.

Lawmakers gave the bill second-round approval Monday with a 27-14 vote. The measure would raise Nebraska's fuel excise tax by 6 cents per gallon over four years, for a total state tax of 31.6 cents per gallon.

One final vote is required before it advances to Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican who strongly opposes the measure. Overriding a veto would require at least 30 senators.

Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion, the bill's sponsor, says the tax increase would help chip away at a state backlog of deficient roads and bridges. Opponents say it would have a disproportionate impact on the poor, who often drive less fuel-efficient cars.

 

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