Area law enforcement agencies captured an escaped convict Monday around 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Williams, who walked away May 3 from the state penitentiary in Sioux Falls, is being held in the Brule County Jail pending escape charges being filed by the Lyman County state’s attorney.
SIOUX FALLS — Before Saturday, the Bridgewater-Emery boys’ track and field team had never won an event in the history of the Howard Wood Dakota Relays.
Kyelle Herrick, Coleman Haiar, Jacob Schweitzer and Tyson Kayser changed that — twice.
We traveled to Presho from Pierre the other evening for the hotly contested Chamberlain Cubs vs. Lyman Raiders girls’ basketball game.
The temperature outside was, well, frightful, and Highway 83 had a few small drifts decorating its shoulders. Still, the driving surface was fine, and the visibility — except for the occasional shot of blowing snow just above the roadway — was limited only by the horizon and approaching night.
A look at news around the region, compiled from staff reports, press releases and information reported by weekly newspapers:
Winner has several activities planned for Labor Day weekend.
The Prairie Cruisers car and tractor show will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn Express.
VIVIAN — It’s ice-cold official: Les Scott’s hailstone is the largest ever measured in the United States.
“Wow,” Scott said when he was told Thursday afternoon.
The 55-year-old Vivian ranch worker picked up the chunk of ice last Friday after a storm pounded central South Dakota with hail. It is 8 inches in diameter with an 18.625-inch circumference. It weighs 1.93 pounds.
VIVIAN — A National Weather Service staffer in South Dakota said Leslie Scott’s hailstone is the biggest one ever measured in the United States.
Dave Hintz, the National Weather Service staffer who first examined the hailstone, said he expects a national panel to issue that announcement.
The hailstone, which measured 8 inches in diameter with an 18.625-inch circumference, may be proclaimed the new American record hailstone today. It weighed 1.93 pounds.
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