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Tribute to Vietnam Veterans Planned for July 27th


Several local area veterans organizations are working together to pay tribute to Vietnam War Veterans on Saturday July 27th in Valentine. According to organizers, Legion and Legion Auxiliaries from Wood Lake, Cody and Valentine plan to hold a parade and luncheon on July 27th to honor those who served in the Vietnam War. The parade will be held at 11am with a luncheon and program held afterwards. Organizers are currently compiling a list of area veterans who served in the war to send a personal invitation for them and their spouse to attend the event. If you know of a Vietnam War Veteran please call Bonnie Phillips at 376-5139 or Donna Blocker at 376-6832 to check and make sure their name is on the list. They also need addresses if you have them. You can also contact Donna Ries in Wood Lake. 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.


Former Rosebud President Passes

Charles Colombe, 75, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Sanford USD Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Vi Colombe, Mission; sons, Wes Colombe and Ty Colombe, both of Mission; daughters Sid Colombe, Fairland, Okla., and Codi Colombe, Lyndale, Texas; brothers Robert “Bob” Colombe, Dallas, Texas, and Richard “Skinny” Colombe, Wayne “Red” Colombe and Jim Colombe, all of Mission; and sisters, Elaine Jones, Los Lunas, N.M., Patty Mench, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Barb Bordeaux, Mission.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Sinte Gleska University Center in Antelope. .
Rooks Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


School Board Allows Private School Students in Sports

At the June school board meeting at the Valentine High School, about 25 adults and countless kids were in attendance for the purpose of requesting that Valentine Community Schools allow 7th and 8th grade students from Zion Lutheran School to participate in school sports.

The school board weighed several issues, and took comments from the public as well as representatives of both schools, and voted to allow the Zion students to participate. The lone dissenting vote came from Kort Dewing.

The Zion Lutheran School provides schooling for preschool through grade 8.


Flag Day Activities Planned

The local American Legion organizations will sponsor Flag Day activities on Friday June 14th. 
US Flags will be given away during the annual trivia contest on the Comment Show at 10:15am.  The evening program will begin at 5:45pm in front of the Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street.

The nationwide Pause for the Pledge will be led at 6pm by Unit 90 Junior member Grace Murphy.

Members of Leo Brinda Post 90, Sons of the American Legion, Boy Scout Troop #288 and Cub Scouts Pack #288 will conduct the flag disposal ceremony.  Those who have US flags which need destroyed in a proper manner may be left in the white flag drop box on Main Street in front of the Vet's Club in Valentine.


City Council June Meeting Approaching

The Valentine City Council will have their regular meeting at the library meeting room at 7pm on Thursday June 13th. 

On the agenda, a request by Kyle Arganbright for zoning change at the Valentine Motel Subdivision from Trans Ag to Highway Commercial, and the council will then consider raising the price for zoning change requests. 

Other items to be discussed include a request by the Valentine Motor Club for the building at the ball fields for another 10 year term.  Presentation by Adam Herink and Eric Johnson with Bluestern Sandhills, LLC, of a proposal to build a wind generator to provide power to Valentine.

Also on the agenda, a request by the Rotary Club for an alcohol permit at the City Park Pavillion on June 20th for a club picnic.  Review of the Forest thinning project at Nature Park, and the council will also consider the purchase of new Police and wastewater treatment plant vehicles, and review the 2013-2014 budget preparation.  


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