2020-06-17 E-Edition

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Herreid School renovates gymnasium

The Herreid School District Board of Education, at their April meeting, moved forward with a plan to renovate the school gymnasium. Renovations include new bleachers, paint and floor sanding and striping at an estimated cost of $115,000. The renovation is about 50 percent complete at the present time, with work on the floor and bleacher installation yet to be completed. […]

CC Transit will resume operations July 1 with special requirements

Community Transit of Watertown/Sisseton, Inc. has resumed regular transportation services at all locations. This includes Campbell County Transit. Along with the qualifiers that are listed below, Campbell County Transit will have some additional regulations. Because of social distancing requirements, there can only be four riders at a time. Individuals with medical needs will have top priority, followed by shopping, etc. […]

Updates ongoing at Herreid Sports Complex

The recent completion of a new ball field concession facility at the Herreid Sports Complex by St. Joseph Construction (Josh Rossow and crew) got its inaugural opening a couple weeks ago. Additional improvements planned for 2020 include updating both dugouts by St. Joseph Construction, installation of a new ball field electronic scoreboard that was recently ordered from Daktronics, and new […]

Men’s Club Fishing Derby set

The 42nd Annual Pollock Men’s Club Walleye Tournament will proceed this weekend, but not without major changes due to COVID-19 concerns. At a meeting on May 14, the Men’s Club discussed various options for this year’s tournament. Following the discussion the Club voted to proceed with the longest continuous running walleye tournament is South Dakota (and perhaps in the nation). […]

Herreid School Board thanks Supt. Schroeder for his service to district

The Herreid School Board thanked Supt. Lenny Schroeder for his service to the district and received an update on capital improvement projects at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 9. “I want to publicly thank you for everything you did for our district,” Board Chairman Josh Sayler told Schroeder. “For the changes and your guidance; it has been a […]

SD Game, Fish and Parks offices plan to re-open on June 15

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) offices are set to re-open statewide on June 15. While the state parks were able to remain open to camping and day-use, administrative offices and the outdoor campuses in Sioux Falls and Rapid City have been closed since mid-March. “Offering opportunities for people to recreate is a priority for Governor Noem,” said GFP […]

M-P School Board discusses back to school plans for this fall

Discussion on COVID-related issues was the main topic at the Mobridge-Pollock School Board regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 8. Supt. Tim Frederick reviewed the results from a School Closure Survey the district had sent to all parents. Among others, a couple of recurring comments from parents included “how to keep kids motivated” and “lack of communication” with the teachers/district. […]

Visitor Center now open

The Pollock Visitor Center opened for the season on June 15. Because of COVID-19 concerns, the normal opening date was delayed. The Center will remain open for normal operating hours barring any unknown events because of COVID-19. The Center is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-12 noon and 12:30-3 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 noon-3 p.m. Thank you […]

Don’t ignore severe weather risks

They happen frequently during summer months, severe thunderstorm warnings. And it can be easy to disregard their potential to threaten our lives. However, the power of summer thunderstorms should never be underestimated. Jonathan Erdman, The Weather Channel Senior Digital Meteorologist, says the exact location and intensity of summer thunderstorms is somewhat unpredictable. That means, when conditions are right, a severe […]