Tuesday is General Election
Monday, 03 November 2014 15:11
November 4th is the general election and there are just a couple of local races to be decided by the vote on Tuesday.
Valentine residents will decide on two new councilmen as Don Nelsen and Gary Sadi did not re-file for the positions. Those running for the two spots on the council include Wally Balliet, Dave Dent Otradovsky, Kevin Pettigrew and Neil Wescott.
The other contested race is for the Valentine School Board, where five are running to fill three positions. Those running include incumbents Will Fischer and Susie Beel. Challengers are Kurt Arganbright, Greg Gass and Jerry Reynoldson. Polls will open at 8 am and close at 8 pm on Tuesday, November 4th at the Cherry County 4-H Building.
Mission Woman Sentenced
Monday, 03 November 2014 15:05
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota woman was charged with Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding a Federal Employee pled guilty to and was sentenced on October 23, 2014 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.
Twila Two Strike, age 56, was sentenced to 6 months of unsupervised probation and assessed $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on April 14, 2014, when a Rosebud Sioux Tribe Realty Officer went to Two Strike's home to investigate community complaints regarding a padlocked gate impeding cars from accessing the Blue Thunder Cemetery. While the Realty Officer was speaking with a member of Two Strike's family through a screen door, Two Strike approached him from outside his peripheral line of vision and threatened to physically assault him if he did not get off their land. Two Strike swung her hand toward the Realty Officer in an attempt to strike him.
Two Strike was released after sentencing.