Family Fun Day on Niobrara River
Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:46
The Niobrara National Scenic River will host their 5th Annual Outdoor Family Fun Day on April 26th, 2014 from 11A.M. – 3P.M. Join them at Smith Falls State Park and learn about the Niobrara River.
You can take a short, canoe ride down the river, try your hand at archery, learn all about birds and how to "fool the fish", and much more. When you get hungry you can cook hot dogs and s’mores over a campfire.
Those who participate in the Take a Hike program will receive a special patch. The event is free and lunch will be provided. An NGPC Park Permit is required. Smith Falls State Park is located 19 miles east of Valentine, Nebraska via Hwy 12. For more information contact Adrianne Johnson at the Niobrara National Scenic River office in Valentine at 402 376 1901
St. Francis Man Charged with Murder
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 06:21
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for First Degree Murder, Kidnapping, Interstate Transportation of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Larceny.
Riley McCloskey, age 20, was indicted on February 12TH. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 21, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The charges relate to incidents that occurred between December 23, 2013, and December 24, 2013. McCloskey and others were charged with unlawfully killing two victims during the perpetration of kidnappings, and aiding and abetting each other in the commission of the offenses. One of the victims was strangled until he was unconscious and then stabbed in the chest with a screwdriver. The second victim was assaulted and also stabbed in the chest with a screwdriver. McCloskey is also alleged to have stolen a motor vehicle and driven it from Nebraska across the state line into South Dakota.
McCloskey was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.