Suspect Apprehended in Area Burglaries
Saturday, 22 October 2016 07:55
In the past few weeks, several businesses around the Valentine area were burglarized. The Valentine Police Department, in cooperation with the public, has apprehended the suspected individuals and would like to thank the community for their help. The investigations are still ongoing and there continues to be a search for the stolen goods. If you have any information that might be useful, please don't hesitate to contact the Valentine Police Department at 402-376-3055.
Winner student dies Wednesday night from farm accident
Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:28
The Daily Republic has reported that a Winner High School student injured in a farming accident died Wednesday night, a day after getting stuck in a grain bin.
Taylor Watzel, 16, of Winner, died at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to Winner Superintendent Bruce Carrier.
Carrier said students gathered in the school's gymnasium Wednesday and Thursday morning to talk about the situation, and Principal Gerald Witte said students and faculty are struggling with the loss.
Watzel, a junior, was a lineman for the Winner football team who mostly played on special teams, Witte said. He was also a wrestler, an active member of FFA, was named to the school's merit roll for academics and maintained perfect attendance.
Witte said the school still plans to host a football game against Jones County/White River tonight, in which the team will hope to continue its undefeated season. A moment of silence will be held for Taylor and the Watzel family.
Funeral arrangements have not been decided, but Witte expects the funeral to take place at the Winner gymnasium.
The complete story can be found here: http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/news/local/4140997-winner-student-dies-wednesday-night-farm-accident