ETHAN — It took Karl Krueger fewer than 93 hours to complete the “Hell & Back,” a bicycle race that takes its participants from the Minnesota border to the Wyoming border and back.
As he crossed the finish line, the 62-year-old from rural Ethan became the first person in the race’s history to complete it.
WASHINGTON — In the venerable tradition of summer, my wife and I sent our two children — a tween and a young teen — off to camp last week. Both boys had butterflies, evidenced by their distracted silence in the car to the airport and the pained, nervous wave from beyond security. But this year there were no tears.
FARMINGTON, N.M. — Dawson Jandreau was crowned the 2009 saddle bronc national champion Sunday at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Farmington, N.M.
Jandreau, of Kennebec, won the event with a score of 205. He finished 12 points ahead of Tyler Wilson, of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, to win the title. There were 44 riders in the event.
No new bike-trail segments will be constructed in Mitchell this summer, but design work is progressing on new segments scheduled to be built next summer.
The city has $500,000 in federal grant money, plus a $300,000 local match, to spend on bike paths in 2010.
One of the great things about living along South Dakota’s waterways is the ability to watch the Fourth of July fireworks displays from our rivers and lakes. While it can be a memorable event, boaters should exercise care to make sure they are safe and legal. Among the things that can be done to ensure a safe and enjoyable evening are:
Acting as the Board of Adjustment, members of the Davison County Commission gave their immediate OK to a conditional use permit that will allow a police shooting range southeast of town near the city’s landfill site.
Chief of Public Safety Lyndon Overweg, Assistant Police Chief Leon Baier and Engineering Supervisor Terry Johnson were present to explain details of the plan, tentatively budgeted at $50,000.
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