2019-07-25 E-Edition

Two recent accidents on Hwy 83 claim lives, old case settled

A Bloomington, Calif., man has been identified as the person who died last Wednesday afternoon, July 17, in a two-vehicle crash that occurred south of Mound City. A 2004 Peterbilt semi-truck/trailer with a 30-foot-wide load was northbound on US Hwy 83.Asouthbound 2014 International semi-truck/trailer struck the left front corner of the northbound Peterbilt’s wide load. Rafael Lopez, 58, was the […]

Herreid Grocery Store gets “Fresh Start;” Hubers are new owners

On July 15 ownership of Pop’s Grocery in Herreid changed hands and new owners Preston and Kayla Huber are excited to announce the reopening of the store under the name of Fresh Start Market. For a time it looked like the community might again find itself without a grocery store, but all that has changed and Kayla pointed out that […]

Park celebration held

Dick Werner visits with Randy Kittle, a state employee with the South Dakota Game Fish & Parks. Kittle administers the Land Water and Conservation Fund federal grant fund that is available for South Dakota projects through the US Department of Interior. The park improvement project received a $54,409 federal grant.

South Dakota ends 2019 budget year with $19.4 million surplus

South Dakota closed the 2019 budget year on June 30 with a $19.4 million surplus. The state general fund budget ended with lower expenditures than budgeted, while ongoing revenue finished lower than projected levels. “In South Dakota, we don’t spend money we don’t have. We live within our means, and we operate in a way that doesn’t require us to […]

Special early bird drawing Aug. 1

The Herreid Sports Complex Improvement Committee is holding a raffle for two game tickets on the 50-yard line, 16 rows off the field behind the visiting team bench for the Minnesota Vikings home game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 13. A special early bird drawing will be held for anyone purchasing raffle tickets prior to Aug. 1 for four […]

R-CALF USA asks house leaders to restore meat labeling in USMCA

In a letter sent July 15 to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CALF USA asks that their approval of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) be contingent upon the restoration of mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for beef. The letter explains that mandatory COOL is the only means by which U.S. […]

South Dakota again receives highest ratings under IDEA

South Dakota has received the highest rating possible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, for both Parts B and C for the most recent reporting year of federal fiscal year 2017. The state is one of only 14 across the country to meet the requirements and purposes of IDEA under both Parts B and C, according to […]

Deadlines near for SD State Fair entries

The deadline for all South Dakota State Fair open class entries is right around the corner. The static entry deadline is Wednesday, July 31. “The State Fair is the place for you to let your talents shine. There are so many divisions and classes to enter, I encourage you to check out the open class static exhibit premium books and […]

The men behind the show

Everyone still has their fingers and hearing after another spectacular Dairy & Ag Days fireworks show. Pictured, left to right, are Levi Van Beek, Derrick Dornbush, master pyro technician Jeff Christman, Travis Vetch, Dugan Dennis and Tony Vetch. Without the help of these men the show wouldn’t happen.