Around the RegionA look at news from around the region compiled from staff reports, press releases and information reported by weekly newspapers:
A look at news from around the region compiled from staff reports, press releases and information reported by weekly newspapers:
Wrestling co-op discussed: The Bon Homme County and Scotland school boards met Monday to discuss a possible wrestling co-op.
The discussion was a continuation of a prior meeting held Feb. 18. At the conclusion of that meeting, the Scotland board agreed that if the co-op is formed, the wrestling team’s name would be Bon Homme-Scotland, with no mascot; uniform decisions would be left up to the coaches; practices will be held in Tyndall; and the co-op will be a two-year agreement with financial responsibilities split down the middle, regardless of the number of wrestlers from each school.
The board took no official action.
--Tyndall Tribune & Register
City denies school water discount: The Avon City Council met last month and denied the Avon School Board’s request to pay less for water used to water its baseball and softball fields.
Because of the council’s decision, the school will continue to pay the standard rate. To give the school a cheaper deal on water would “open a can of worms,” as others would likely seek similar deals, the council said.
--The Avon Clarion
City Council rejects ordinance for chamber funding: The Gregory City Council voted down a proposed ordinance Monday that would have provided the Gregory/Dallas Chamber of Commerce with 75 percent of the revenue from the city’s 1 percent sales tax on lodging, bars and restaurants.
The ordinance was proposed at the council’s Feb. 19 meeting by the chamber’s board of directors. Gregory instituted the special sales tax on lodging, bars and restaurants in 2008.
Council members discussed the proposed ordinance and concluded the chamber should seek to be self-sufficient. All council members voted on the ordinance, and it was rejected.
Boat races rescheduled, festival planned: River City Racin’, a hydroplane boat racing event held each summer in Chamberlain, will no longer be held over Father’s Day weekend.
Instead, the committee in charge of the event has decided to reschedule it for the third weekend in August and eliminate admission fees, with the intent of inspiring a larger slate of events and turning it into a community festival.
For three years, weather has hampered the boat races.The committee’s chairman Tom Davis hopes the new approach will attract more visitors to the area and allow the boat races to continue to be held.
City enters lease for new finance office: The city of Presho has entered into a 10-year lease agreement for a new city finance office.
The city has agreed to rent approximately 350 square feet of office and storage space in an as-of-yet unbuilt building. The company hired to construct the building, SD7, LLC, has one year from the date the lease was signed to complete the building.
The city will pay $400 per month in rent for the first four years of the lease, $450 per month for the next three years and $500 per month for the last three years.
--Lyman County Herald