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


DOOM TAKES OVER ECONOMIC LEAD ROLE: Kelsey Doom is Wagner's new economic development coordinator.

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Doom will be in charge of the city's growth and development, while trying to promote awareness of Wagner. She will also work with Dakota Rising, a program for business entrepreneurs in the region. The position was previously overseen by the city of Wagner, but it will now be under the arm of Wagner Area Growth.

"Wagner has a ton of support and people at the state level that want us to succeed," she said. "I hope I can integrate that support to market my community and to help it flourish. It's really an exciting time to be a citizen of Wagner."

She will continue in her broker position at Juffer's Real Estate in Wagner.

-- Wagner Post


VLASMAN TO BE NEW SUPERINTENDENT FOR LYMAN: Current Tripp-Delmont Superintendent and High School Principal Lynn Vlasman is leaving to take the same position with the Lyman School District.

School board chairman Marlene Reuman said the board voted unanimously to offer a two-year contract to Vlasman, who has been in his role at Tripp-Delmont for 11 years.

The two other finalists for the job were Michael Ruth, of Miller, and Keven Morehart, of Philip.

Lyman has been looking for new replacements for Superintendent Doug Eppard and High School Principal Cooper Garnos, who are leaving to go to Harrisburg and Wall, respectively.

Vlasman starts July 1 and will have a salary of $93,000 per year.

-- Lyman County Herald


BERTRAM TO LEAVE FOR PENTAGON JOB: Chamberlain High School Principal Allen Bertram is leaving his post to take a job at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls as the facility's basketball coordinator.

Bertram, who has been Chamberlain's boys basketball coach since 2002-03, said it's a dream job. He'll oversee the complex's basketball camps, workouts and leagues.

"It's a job where every day I will be going to work doing what I love to do," he said.

On the academic side, Bertram taught government classes and was middle and high school principal since 2010.

Chamberlain made four trips to the state Class A basketball tournament in Bertram's 12-year tenure, finishing as state runner-up in 2006 and qualifying in 2007, 2008 and 2012. He's also been active in the Dakota Schoolers AAU program and developed the state's first college prospect camp.

--Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun