2013-02-21

M- P School Board reviews proposed funding legislation



The Mobridge-Pollock School Board discussed various legislative proposals and approved the 2013-14 School Year calendar at their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 11. Supt. Tim Frederick told the board that Gov. Dennis Daugaard is proposing a three percent increase in the per student allocation. If approved, the three percent increase would bring the per student allocation to $4,626.25. The […]

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Herreid Board receives information about emergency alert system



Supt. Ron Jacobson informed the Herreid School Board at their Feb. 11 meeting about the South Dakota Health Alert Network (SDHAN), a web-based and highly reliable persistent messaging and alerting system that utilizes e-mail, fax, phone (land lines and cell), pages and text messaging systems to provide timely alert messages to their registered users. In the event of a disaster […]

Royalty crowned



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Royalty reigns at Strasburg Care Center on Valentine’s Day



Royalty were crowned on Valentine’s Day in the Strasburg Care Center’s festively decorated dining room that featured red and white hearts. The program opened with piano music by Activities Director Marilyn Voller, and she welcomed the residents and guests. First to be escorted into the dining room was 2012 Queen Ellen Tuttle. Adam Silbernagel, the 2012 King, is deceased. The […]

Grandma’s Kuchen fundraiser will benefit Pollock Community Center



AGrandma’s Kuchen Fundraiser will be held during the next two weeks. Proceeds from the event will be used to help cover the operating expenses at the Pollock Community Center so that it can remain open for public use. Grandma’s Kuchen has been awarded 1st place at the ND State Fair for several years. If you haven’t already tried it, now […]

Rep. Cronin Reports



This has been a week full of an extensive variety of bills. I will speak to a few of them today including House Bill 1161 which is to provide incentives for job creation and to establish a rural economic development partnership program, House Bill 1194 which gives more time during the year for setting off fireworks, and House Bill 1217 […]

Sen. Brown Reports



We are down to the last three weeks of the legislative session. While there are still several major policy issues that need to be resolved, much of the attention is going to start focusing on the state’s budget. In South Dakota, it is the Governor who proposes the budget. He did this during the first week of December. The legislature […]

Rep. Hoffman Reports



I am going to write today on one issue which in my mind would change the course of education in South Dakota more than any other single thing we have done in the past 30 years. For starters I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge that during my tenure on the Eureka School Board we endured more grueling […]

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