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A look at news around the region, reported by weekly newspapers:

Lyman County

STUDENT NUMBERS UP: More than 200 students are enrolled at Lyman School this fall, according to Superintendent Doug Eppard, who told the board the school is up 30 students from last fall. The board added another bus to the Lower Brule route to handle the increase.

--Lyman County Herald


POLICE CHIEF RETIRES: Following an executive session, the Scotland City Council made a motion to accept the retirement request of Police Chief Steve Knakmuhs, effective Sept. 30. The council expressed its gratitude for his years of service to the community.

-- Scotland Journal


OLD CENEX BUILDING TO GO: The Central Farmers Energy Division headquarters in Salem, formerly known as the Cenex service station on Highway 81, will undergo a major renovation.

The 65-year-old building will be taken down beginning Oct. 21 and replaced with an 80-by-160-foot building with larger service bays. The changes were needed to accommodate a larger service fleet as well as customer vehicles which have increased in size over the years. The project is scheduled to be completed March 1.

--The Salem Special


NEW MAYOR PROFILED: Susan Hoffman-Lout was appointed by the Armour City Council in August to replace former Mayor Travis Sparks, who resigned. Hoffman-Lout said she doesn't believe drastic change is needed but would like to see greater community involvement.

--The Armour Chronicle


NO SIREN SOUNDS: On Sept. 7, city workers took down old sirens near City Hall and the Freeman Junior-Senior High School parking lot, for repairs. The sirens will no longer be used for daily alerts, but will still be used for emergencies once they are repaired.

-- Freeman Courier