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:
The City of Tyndall received $2,500 from the Bon Homme BASS Association, according to the Tyndall Tribune and Register.
Bon Homme BASS Association member Phil Wesche presented the check to City Council President Dave Vavruska this week. The money will be applied toward the purchase of an aerator and compressor for the city pond.
The city will fund the remainder of the $4,146 expense.
A former Winner resident who was a passenger on Northwest Flight 188 — which overshot the Minneapolis airport and flew into Wisconsin — said she didn’t know that anything had gone wrong with the flight until the next day, according to the Winner Advocate.
The Oct. 21 flight was traveling at 37,000 feet when it sped 150 miles past its Minneapolis destination.
Although she was suspicious of why the flight was taking so long, she assumed the plane was in a holding pattern.
After landing, Jacobs and other passengers were told to sit down after standing to get items out of the overhead compartments.
“I could see a man with a badge on at the front of the plane and wondered what was going on,” Jacobs said. “Shortly afterward, we were told we could leave the plane, but there was no explanation of what had happened.”
National Guard jets were nearly dispatched to check on the flight, although none got off the ground.
That’s a blessing for Jacobs.
“I would have been in a sheer panic if I saw a fighter jet beside the plane,” Jacobs said.
The South Dakota Hall of Fame is under new leadership, according to the Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun.
Todd Knutson was welcomed as president and chief executive officer at an Oct. 30 reception at the Hall of Fame in Chamberlain. He was formerly employed by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Joining him at the reception were SDHOF Board Members Glenn Jorgenson, Richard Ekstrum, Larry Ritz, Larry McManus, Gordon Fosness, Mick Niles and SDHOF Director of Operations Keileen Absher.
Miner County Sheriff Lanny Klinkhammer was sworn in as state president of the South Dakota Sheriffs’ Association for 2010, reported the Miner County Pioneer.
Klinkhammer was first elected to the board of directors for the SDSA in 2005. Since then, he has served on committees for the state 911 systems and as a representative on a jail training committee.
After being sworn in with the aid of his daughter, Jody Becker, Klinkhammer said becoming president of the SDSA was a dream of his.
A train derailment near Woonsocket caused diesel fuel to leak Oct. 30, according to the Sanborn Weekly Journal.
Locomotives on a sidetrack of the Burlington-Northern-Santa Fe rail line south of Highway 34 backed up a car full of junk onto a side rail. When they attempted to re-enter the main rail line, they derailed.
The derailment dragged a fuel tank along the rail, causing between 100 and 200 gallons of diesel fuel to spill.
The Woonsocket Fire Department responded to the accident. Fuel trucks from Darrell’s Oil in Wessington Springs and the Alpena Co-op were called to the scene to hold the remainder of the diesel fuel.
Gladys Weiland became a Chamberlain centenarian on Nov. 2, reported the Central Dakota Times.
The Sanford Long-Term Care resident said she had no secret to living 100 years.
“I just lived a good life and stayed out of trouble,” Weiland said.
After her birth in Canton, Minn., Weiland and her family moved to the Oacoma area. Although her husband Ted’s job as a railroad section foreman took the couple to different area towns, they remained in the Chamberlain area.
Weiland contends that she only uses her walker for “balance.”
“Sometimes you have to stand for a long time and this helps,” Weiland said.