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'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
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Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Daniel Robert Fritz
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LETTER: Forum clarifications
LETTER: A day we hold sacred
LETTER: Unjustified criticism
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Opbroek inducted into 4-H Shooting Sports Hall of Fame
South Dakota sees drop in 2016 pheasant hunting season
Wiltz: A list of favorite lures
South Dakota to release fewer deer hunting licenses
The Rev. Gerald J. Thury
Jim & Elizabeth Wieczorek
April 24, 2017
MERCER: Auditor general is prepared to deliver a GEAR UP report
PIERRE — South Dakota's auditor general, Marty Guindon, has been on the GEAR UP trail now for four years. He met Tuesday with state lawmakers...
April 24, 2017 - 10:28am
March 16, 2017
Testimony: Large purchases not board authorized
LAKE ANDES — Former Mid-Central officials allegedly admitted to backdating two contracts during interviews with investigators but said...
March 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Mid-Central long been paying AIII payroll
LAKE ANDES — An area education cooperative had been "bankrolling" a nonprofit for years, but no one mentioned it until six people were...
March 16, 2017 - 11:37am
March 15, 2017
Different software made Mid-Central theft possible, official says
LAKE ANDES — Stealing more than $1 million from an area education cooperative was made possible by a change in accounting software. During...
March 15, 2017 - 8:34pm
February 16, 2017
AG to continue prosecuting GEAR UP case
PIERRE — The GEAR UP case will continue to be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office after a resolution to appoint a special prosecutor...
February 16, 2017 - 5:03pm
January 19, 2017
Former GEAR UP administrator seeks job with ND tribe
LAKE ANDES — A former GEAR UP administrator charged with backdating two contracts to a Native American educational organization was granted approval to leave the state to apply for a job with a tribe in North Dakota. Stacy Phelps, of Kyle, was given judicial approval to leave the...
January 19, 2017 - 5:29pm
Jackley’s bills clear Senate Judiciary Committee
PIERRE — A bill that would allow for harsher punishment of public officials who knowingly misappropriate taxpayer money cleared the Senate...
January 19, 2017 - 5:15pm
January 7, 2017
LETTER: Time for an SD ethics commission
To the editor: EB-5; GEAR UP; commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management leaving with no explanation; legislators serving with conflicts...
January 7, 2017 - 9:45am
October 12, 2016
OPINION: Invitations still stand to talk about GEAR UP
PIERRE — A year ago in September a lawyer representing Rick Melmer and Keith Moore sent a letter to me warning I shouldn't lump his clients with Scott Westerhuis. This was after the deaths of Scott and Nicole Westerhuis and their four children in their home south of Platte....
October 12, 2016 - 9:41am
September 26, 2016
Why bother now writing a new mission statement?
PIERRE — Some people on the South Dakota Board of Education want to write a new mission statement. The reason is obvious. They want to...
September 26, 2016 - 10:16am
September 16, 2016
One year after Westerhuis tragedy, Platte Area Ministerial Association purchases estate for $370K
PLATTE — The laughter of the neighbor children who once roamed the yard playing is merely an echo in Marcus King's mind one year after...
September 16, 2016 - 3:34pm
September 12, 2016
First auction of Westerhuis estate generates $120,270
PLATTE — The contents of the Westerhuis family gym, which was owned by the Platte man authorities believed killed himself and five family...
September 12, 2016 - 2:12pm
August 31, 2016
Westerhuis estate auction to feature ATVs, trucks, jet skis
PLATTE — Multiple jet skis, trucks, tools and building supplies will be up for sale as part of an auction on the estate of a Platte man...
August 31, 2016 - 11:51am
August 18, 2016
Judge: Estates can hold auction of Westerhuises' property
LAKE ANDES (AP) — A judge says estate representatives for a couple killed in a murder-suicide can hold an auction of what remains of the family's property after a house fire. The Argus Leader reports that Judge Bruce Anderson said Thursday that the estates of Scott and Nicole Westerhuis...
August 18, 2016 - 8:29pm
Trials set for former Mid-Central employees
LAKE ANDES — Tentative trial dates have been scheduled for June of 2017 for three former Mid-Central Educational Cooperative employees...
August 18, 2016 - 5:11pm