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July 27, 2017
Construction to begin next month on $150M ethanol plant
ONIDA (AP) — Construction is to begin next month on a $150 million ethanol plant just south of Onida, after three years of development and fundraising. Construction on the 80-million-gallon-per-year Ringneck Energy plant ran into numerous delays due to legal, financial and regulatory...
July 27, 2017 - 10:55am
May 18, 2017
Sheriff not allowed to use drug dog, county fears expenses
ONIDA (AP) — Elected officials in one South Dakota county are at odds after the local sheriff was told he couldn't use a drug-sniffing dog...
May 18, 2017 - 6:06pm
May 15, 2017
South Dakota company still raising money for ethanol plant
ONIDA (AP) — A South Dakota company is still working to raise enough money to build a $150 million ethanol plant just south of Onida. The Capital...
May 15, 2017 - 11:15am
February 11, 2017
DWU Culver's Classic: Rentz 3-pointer lifts Dell Rapids over St. Thomas More
Carson Rentz's nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Dell Rapids to a 53-51 boys basketball win over St. Thomas More at the DWU/Culver's Classic...
February 11, 2017 - 4:27pm
February 4, 2017
DWU Classic pairings released
Pairings for the 8th Annual DWU/Culver’s Classic were released Saturday morning. For the second year, the classic will open with four girls'...
February 4, 2017 - 9:56am
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