January 24, 2018
Jay Witkowski faces a sentencing hearing related to his recent plea of guilty on an aggravated kidnapping charge. He will appear before Valley County District Court on Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m.
Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle told the Courier that his office processed three individuals for violations of judgement over the weekend, following incidents at area drinking establishments.
Valley County Commissioner Paul Tweten expects the commissioners to move forward with plans to establish a speed zone (limit) for portions of Airport Road and Scottie Pride Drive. If a motion shapes up at the Jan. 24 commissioners meeting, two public hearings will be scheduled.
According to the county’s Ruth Dowell (a recent addition to the race for Clerk of Court), the television district is working on restoring 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3. There has been a delay in getting parts for the translator. ABC is temporarily available on 14.4.
Speaking of county races and recent additions, incumbent Christina Hillman has filed for Valley County Justice of the Peace, bringing the number of filings, along with Dowell, to just nine names total. Don’t forget the filing deadline for open county positions is March 12.