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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.  


Rosebud Man Sentenced for Escape

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota man convicted of Escape from Custody was sentenced on June 7, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.
Justin Lee Gabriel, age 21, was sentenced to 12 months of imprisonment and ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Gabriel was indicted for Escape from Custody by a federal grand jury on September 25, 2012. On August 18, 2012 Gabriel left the Community Alternatives of the Black Hills and did not return. Gabriel pled guilty on January 28, 2013.
Gabriel was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.


Cruise Night and Car Show


Despite some threatening weather, over 80 cars turned out for the annual cruise night and car show sponsored by the Valentine Classic Motor Club on Saturday evening. The cruise began at Hendersons IGA parking lot about one half hour late due to a storm that moved into the area with light rain and some strong winds. The cars cruised around Valentine and then many of them parked at Scottys Ranchland Foods parking lot for an impromptu show. The Classic Motor Club members served sandwiches and sold T-shirts. Despite the weather numerous people turned out to watch to cruise and view the cars. Next year will be the 30th annual Valentine Classic Motor Club event. Some bigger activities are being planned at this time. Anyone who would like to get involved with the motor club can contact Ken Krisher, Dave Billings or Mike Danielski.


Rosebud Man Charged


United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Attempted Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Abusive Sexual Contact.

Kameron Jackson, age 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 15. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 6, and pled not guilty to the indictment.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Jackson was detained pending trial. A trial date has not been set.


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