Around the RegionA look at news around the region, compiled from staff reports, press releases and information reported by weekly newspapers:
A look at news around the region, compiled from staff reports, press releases and information reported by weekly newspapers:
A Chamberlain youth will be one of five to be featured this weekend on an outdoor hunting program.
Brady Bunker, Chamberlain, participated in a special deer hunt for disabled youth on Sept. 19. The annual hunt was filmed and will be part of the Wild Dakota television program broadcast at 1 p.m. today and Sunday on KELO/UTV. It will also be shown on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on Fox TV Sioux Falls.
Bunker and four others from Milbank, Pine Ridge, Sioux Falls and Webster were invited to the annual hunt in Clark.
The Peyton Dean Rasmussen (PDR) Youth Hunt is organized annually by Payton’s grandfather, Dean Rasmussen of Clark. Peyton died at the age of 7½ months from spinal meningitis in 2008.
The hunt serves up to six children a year, offering them a free chance to enjoy the hunting experience.
“The smiles you get at the end of an event like this is all the payback anyone needs,” Rasmussen said. “We want to find more disabled kids and give them a real South Dakota hunting experience.”
—From staff reports
The Ethan Lake Association received $1,600 from two area entities.
The Central Farmers Cooperative and the Land O’Lakes Foundation raised the funds through its Member Co-Op Match program, which matches dollar-for-dollar the donation of Land O’Lakes member cooperatives.
Each entity issued a check for $800 to the ELA, which hopes to use the money to improve the Ethan Lake area. Their goals include the construction of a shelter and the addition of picnic tables, garbage cans, trees, sand for the beach and other landscaping.
—From staff reports
Bon Homme County
The Scotland Journal reported two area school districts are among 30 districts in five states to serve their students locally-grown produce supplied by Lunchtime Solutions of North Sioux City, Iowa.
The Bon Homme and Scotland school districts are serving apples from Hebda Family Produce, formerly known as Garrity’s Prairie Gardens LLC, in Mission Hill.
Although a case has not been confirmed, the Parkston School District this week distributed letters to students and parents about H1N1 influenza, according to the Parkston Advance.
Signed by Avera St. Benedict Health Center doctors, the letter told parents H1N1 “is a low virulent illness.”
Superintendent Shane McIntosh said he was expecting a stronger mutation of the virus.
“It’s not as severe as we first suspected,” McIntosh told the Parkston newspaper.
The Lyman County Herald reported that the cause of a water leak at the Presho City Pool has been discovered.
After replacing a valve in the bottom of the pool’s surge tank — which absorbs sudden rises of pressure and provides extra water during brief drops in pressure — a hole was discovered in the main water line that circles the pool.
The pipe is expected to be fixed within a week, the Herald reported.