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October 18, 2016
Onida asked to issue tax-free muni bonds for ethanol plant
ONIDA (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court last month removed the final obstacle for a $150 million ethanol plant in Sully County, but Ringneck Energy is still trying to raise the needed money. The Capital Journal reports the company is now asking the city of Onida to issue $15...
October 18, 2016 - 10:35am
June 23, 2016
Onida man sentenced for having drugs in home with child
ONIDA (AP) — An Onida man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for having a drug operation in a home where his 3-year-old daughter also lived. KCCR radio reports that 25-year-old Kyler Onken reached a plea agreement with prosecutors on drug and child abuse charges. He was sentenced...
June 23, 2016 - 12:42pm
May 19, 2016
$140 million ethanol plant planned near Onida delayed
ONIDA (AP) — A $140 million ethanol plant planned just outside of Onida is having trouble getting off the ground due to legal, financial and regulatory hurdles. Ringneck Energy had hoped to start construction this spring and have the plant operating in a year, but the company is...
May 19, 2016 - 11:23am
October 27, 2015
Opponents fight planned Onida ethanol plant in court
ONIDA (AP) — Residents of Onida who oppose a $140 million ethanol plant planned just outside of the small town are fighting in court, but it isn't slowing the project. Opponents' attorney Adam Altman argued during a hearing Monday that Sully County leaders improperly gave the...
October 27, 2015 - 5:37pm
August 16, 2015
Onida district gets new high school amid $9M in construction
ONIDA (AP) — The school year is starting about a week later than usual at a central South Dakota school district as crews work to complete a nearly $9 million construction project. Classes are scheduled to begin Aug. 27 at Agar-Blunt-Onida School District amid the construction,...
August 16, 2015 - 9:21pm
January 21, 2015
Elementary school teacher in Onida pens children's book
ONIDA (AP) An elementary school teacher in Onida is releasing her first children's book. Author Joan Hofer has penned "Sherbert," the tale of a young kitten desperate to grow up who makes some unlikely friends. The book is being distributed by Tate Publishing and Enterprising,...
January 21, 2015 - 11:50am
December 13, 2013
Onida man convicted of assaulting county sheriff
ONIDA (AP) — A jury in Sully County took less than half an hour to convict an Onida man of assaulting a law enforcement officer. KCCR radio reports that Jimmy Wipf was accused of aggressively approaching Sheriff Bill Stahl with a knife in June while Stahl was investigating...
December 13, 2013 - 11:02am
August 5, 2013
SD authorities investigate courthouse break-in
PIERRE (AP) -- Officials are continuing to investigate a break-in at the Sully County Courthouse in the central South Dakota city of Onida. Sully County Sheriff Bill Stahl told KCCR Radio the intruders used a pry bar last weekend to get through a door located below the courthouse's...
August 5, 2013 - 3:01pm
February 25, 2013
Onida man killed when tree falls on him
ONIDA (AP) -- An Onida man was killed when he was struck by a tree that was being cut down. Sully County Sheriff Bill Stahl tells the media that 78-year-old Wayne Rawstern was killed Monday morning when the cottonwood tree fell on top of him. Rawstern was helping a neighbor and two...
February 25, 2013 - 9:52pm
July 1, 2012
Onida man killed in two-vehicle crash Saturday
ONIDA -- An Onida man died in a two-vehicle crash southwest of the Sully County town Saturday. Joe Robert Goddard, 60, was driving northbound on 297th Avenue in a Case IH farm sprayer. A 2008 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Chris Michael Huse, 63, also of Onida, was westbound on 191st...
July 1, 2012 - 11:24pm
March 19, 2012
Fire destroys 2 buildings, fuel tank on Sully County farm
ONIDA (AP) -- Fire exploded a fuel tank and destroyed two buildings on a Sully County farm. Onida Fire Chief Brian Ring tells the media that no one was hurt in the Sunday night blaze at the Richard Olson farm near Onida. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined. Ring...
March 19, 2012 - 11:18am
February 18, 2012
77-year-old gets jail time given in HiPo trooper assault
PIERRE (AP) -- A 77-year-old Onida man was sentenced to 89 days in jail for assaulting a female South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper in August 2010. Judge Kathleen Trandahl on Friday sentenced Chester Strickland to 360 days with 270 days suspended and one day for time served for...
February 18, 2012 - 12:31pm
January 3, 2012
Sentencing set for 77-year-old who assaulted trooper
PIERRE (AP) -- A South Dakota man accused of punching a female Highway Patrol trooper is to be sentenced Feb. 1. Seventy-seven-year-old Chester Strickland of Onida last fall pleaded no contest to charges including simple assault of a law enforcement officer. His sentencing was delayed...
January 3, 2012 - 7:43am
December 8, 2011
2 farmhands to be arraigned in Onida shooting
ONIDA (AP) -- Two farmhands charged in a shooting at a party on a central South Dakota farm are scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday in Onida. The media reports that a judge has ruled there is enough evidence to continue the case against 20-year-old Zane Van Der Merwe and 31-year-old...
December 8, 2011 - 10:04am
November 29, 2011
Bond set for two men charged in Onida farm shooting
ONIDA (AP) -- Bond has been set for two farmhands charged in connection with a weekend shooting at a party on a central South Dakota farm that left one man hospitalized. Twenty-year-old Zane Van Der Merwe and 31-year-old Stephan Van Der Berg appeared in court via television from...
November 29, 2011 - 12:12pm