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EPPARD RESIGNS AS SUPERINTENDENT: The Lyman School District does not have a high school principal or a superintendent in place for the 2014-15 school year after current Superintendent Doug Eppard told the school board he is resigning.

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Eppard, who also serves as the school’s technology coordinator, is taking a principal job in the Harrisburg School District. The school had already been advertising for a new high school principal after Cooper Garnos decided to resign after 21 years in the district.

Lyman will try to hire a superintendent first to allow the new person to help with hiring a new high school principal.

— Lyman County Herald


STABILIZATION PROJECT AT CEDAR SHORE UNDERWAY: A $5.7 million project to restore the banks of the Missouri River near the Cedar Shore Resort and Marina has received its funding.

The project includes installing structural retention systems along Shoreline Drive from State Highway 16 past Cedar Shore Resort on the east bank of Lake Francis Case.

Fluctuating water levels along the river have had a serious impact on the river bank’s structural integrity. Al Nedved, a state parks administrator, said continued erosion could destroy the roads and pipes that lead to 28 homes and the $5.7 million Cedar Shore Resort and Marina. The majority of the project is being paid with a $3 million bond from Regency Hotel Management, which owns the resort. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has supplied a $1 million grant and $1.5 million will come from the U.S. Coast Guard. Most of the soil stabilization could be fi nished by October, while road work would be worked on in 2015.

— The Chamberlain Oacoma Sun


MEDICAL CLINIC PROJECT HOLDS FUNDRAISER TONIGHT: The Kimball Medical Project will hold a fundraiser today to gather funds for the future site of a new facility in the city.

The facility would be located at the site of the former Ponderosa Cafe at 113 S. Main St. The project’s committee hopes to raise as much as $600,000 to build a medical clinic that could house a dental or vision offi ce, as well.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Kimball American Legion Hall, and includes a silent auction, hors d’oeurves and wine tasting. Comedian Ed Vos will be the featured entertainment at 7:15 p.m., before a live auction is held at 8:15 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door.

— Central Dakota Times

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