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City waiting for motel owners to OK tax for pool funds
Rollover results in minor injuries
Veteran South Dakota radio newsman Gene Hetland retires
Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies
New representative wins 'top gun' award in shooting contest
Beefing up cancer care
COLUMN: Agriculture remains a top priority in the new Congress
South Dakota leading sunflower state for 2nd straight year
'Time is ripe' for food hubs
THUNE: New South Dakota delegation will hit the ground running
Big second half fuels No. 4 Tigers' comeback win
Sherman active for Seahawks
PHOTOS: DWU men defeat Doane 86-83
PHOTOS: DWU Women defeat Doane 80-64
Giants co-owner Ann Mara dies at 85
Mitchell Toastmasters hold Jan. 22 meeting
Local bridge club holds meeting Jan.12
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds January meeting.
Pleasure Pals hold January meeting
Wonder Workers hold January meeting
Arnold Von Eye
Betty J. Garrett
Lorn Melvin Scholten
Ronald B. Johnson
Not too big, not too little
WOSTER: Flu be darned, the clida is more important
LETTER: Governor's budget misrepresented in letter
Week two: Starting to pick up steam
GUEBERT: Winter from the window of back when
Lake Oahe conditions improving for walleyes, other game fish
WILTZ: Just how good are American sniper rifles?
WILTZ: Just how good are American sniper rifles?
South Dakota fishing, hunting licenses expire Saturday
Legislation would allow bullheads as bait in South Dakota
Keystone passes in U.S. Senate, faces Obama veto
December 6, 2014
MV/P's Karst named Daily Republic volleyball player of the year
PLANKINTON -- Pressure is the downfall of some athletes, but it is Makaela Karst's ally. "I enjoy pressure," the 6-foot junior outside hitter at Mount Vernon/Plankinton said. "I think it helps push me to be better than I already am." When the stakes were high this season, Karst...
December 6, 2014 - 12:10am
November 23, 2014
Kimball/White Lake falls in five-set thriller
ABERDEEN -- Arlington and Kimball/White Lake exchanged nearly 100 kills of booming proportions Saturday afternoon, but it was a soft-struck ball that ended up producing the loudest impact at Golden Eagles Arena. A little touch tip from setter Josie Parry broke an 11-11 tie in the...
November 23, 2014 - 6:33pm
November 22, 2014
MVP falls to Dakota Valley 3-0 in third-place match
WATERTOWN -- Despite hanging with Dakota Valley early, the Panthers eventually wore down Mount Vernon/Plankinton to win in straight sets. The No. 2 Titans fell 25-20, 25-18, 25-16 in the third-place match at the Class A state volleyball tournament Saturday in Watertown. Even...
November 22, 2014 - 8:54pm
November 21, 2014
Four seniors, two towns and one team
ABERDEEN -- Kimball and White Lake were known as fierce rivals on the volleyball court in 2012. "White Lake was always better," Senior Kelli Steffen said with a smile on her face in front of her three fellow senior teammates, two of which are from Kimball. Steffen and senior...
November 21, 2014 - 11:31pm
WiLdKats sweep Harding County, advance to consolation championship
ABERDEEN -- Two different Kimball/White Lake volleyball teams have played at the state tournament this week. Responding after a disappointing 3-0 first-round loss to Sully Buttes, the No. 6 WiLdKats proved they belonged at the Class B state tournament with a 3-0 win over Harding...
November 21, 2014 - 4:04pm
November 20, 2014
MVP pushes past Golddiggers in straight sets
WATERTOWN -- It didn't appear that Mount Vernon/Plankinton was rattled by the pressure of playing in the Class A state volleyball tournament at all on Thursday night. After saying throughout the week that they liked what they saw on film, the Titans' performance backed that up...
November 20, 2014 - 10:40pm
Mitchell's Sandy Neugebauer awarded 25-year officials award
ABERDEEN -- When Sandy Neugebauer left teaching and coaching, she knew she had to find a way to stay connected with the sport she loved. Fast forward 25 years and Neugebauer is still active in volleyball as an official. "To me, volleyball is the greatest sport," Neugebauer said....
November 20, 2014 - 10:10pm
Slow start plagues WiLdKats in 3-0 loss
ABERDEEN -- Five minutes into the opening round match against No. 3 Sully Buttes, No. 6 Kimball/White Lake head coach Sarah Deffenbaugh knew something was wrong. "That's not our team that was out there on the court," Deffenbaugh said.
November 20, 2014 - 9:35pm
WiLdKats look to upset in state opener
WHITE LAKE -- The experience gained at the state tournament last year is likely to benefit Kimball/White Lake this time around, according to senior Kelli Steffen. "We know what it's like playing in the big atmosphere," the 5-foot-8 middle hitter said. "This year, we feel like we...
November 20, 2014 - 12:06am
November 19, 2014
Catching up with former area athletes: Johnson has double-double in Cougars' NSIC tournament loss
Emily Johnson had a big performance for the University of Sioux Falls, but it wasn't enough as the Cougars fell to Minnesota Duluth in five sets during the NSIC/US Bank tournament on Nov. 11. Set scores were 25-18, 25-11, 23-25, 29-27, 15-6. The Platte native recorded 16 kills...
November 19, 2014 - 7:49pm
November 17, 2014
Towns celebrating success together
MOUNT VERNON -- In 2012, Darcy Deinert didn't think her team would qualify for the state volleyball tournament three years into its co-op. "I did not think we'd be here," Deinert, Mount Vernon/Plankinton's head coach, said Monday. "I knew that we had a good group of girls athletics...
November 17, 2014 - 11:13pm
November 16, 2014
Goldammer earns All-ESD honors
Mitchell High School middle hitter Ally Goldammer was named an honorable mention to the All-Eastern South Dakota Conference volleyball team. Goldhammer, a junior, led the Kernels with 182 kills and 30 blocks on the season. She also added 14 aces, 39 digs and 3 assists for Mitchell. "Ally...
November 16, 2014 - 11:41pm
November 11, 2014
MVP advances to state after five-set thriller
PLANKINTON -- For a moment Tuesday evening, nothing seemed to be going Mount Vernon/Plankinton's way. The Titans had just lost the first set of the Region 5A final to Wagner, a team that had defeated MVP 3-0 earlier in the regular season. Wagner appeared like it couldn't miss,...
sports / prep
November 11, 2014 - 11:33pm
WiLdKats book second straight trip to state
PLATTE -- The second time is just as nice. At least that's how the Kimball/White Lake high school volleyball team felt after booking its second consecutive trip to the Class B state volleyball tournament. "This is a pretty awesome feeling," WiLdKat head coach Sarah Deffenbaugh...
sports / prep
November 11, 2014 - 11:31pm
November 10, 2014
K/WL one win away from returning to state
KIMBALL/WHITE LAKE -- In Kimball/White Lake's first year of a volleyball co-op in 2013, the WiLdKats flew under the radar. After placing seventh at the Class B state tournament a year ago, the WiLdKats are eager to get back to the big stage. Kimball/White Lake (21-4) faces Burke/South...
November 10, 2014 - 8:00pm