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FLANDREAU -- Dagmar "Dolly" Keehn, of Riverview Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Flandreau, is now believed to be the oldest living South Dakotan. Keehn, 108, takes the place of the state's previous oldest resident, Dorothy Antritter, who was 108 and died Saturday at Jenkins Living Center in Watertown, according to LuAnn Severson, Century Club coordinator for the South Dakota Health Care Association.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2013. There are 125 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people listened as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. On this date: In 1609, English sea explorer Henry Hudson and his ship, the Half Moon, reached present-day Delaware Bay.
ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola keeps the recipe for its 127-year-old soda inside an imposing steel vault that's bathed in red security lights. Several cameras monitor the area to make sure the fizzy formula stays a secret. But in one of the many signs that the surveillance is as much about theater as reality, the images that pop up on video screens are of smiling tourists waving at themselves. "It's a little bit for show," concedes a guard at the World of Coca-Cola museum in downtown Atlanta, where the vault is revealed at the end of an exhibit in a puff of smoke.
CHICAGO — Corn and soybean production probably will smaller than the government predicted after planting delays and unusually cool, dry weather stunted growth, field samples by the Professional Farmers of America showed.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City woman now acknowledges that she started a fire in her fiance's bedroom. The Rapid City Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/14BuyM8 ) 26-year-old Allison Hedrick pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless burning. Hedrick and her boyfriend occupied a bedroom in a home owned by Gary Buckingham. He found his house filled with smoke when he arrived home on Feb. 19. The fire damage was confined to one bedroom, but the whole house suffered smoke damage.
WATERTOWN (AP) — South Dakota's oldest living resident has died. KXLG Radio reports Dorothy Antritter was 108 and died Saturday at Jenkins Living Center in Watertown. She was the 2012 and 2013 South Dakota Centenarian of the year and would have celebrated her 109th birthday on Nov. 25th. Antritter was born in 1904. Her sister, Ruby Antritter, also lived to 108. She died in June 2012.
A federal trustee asked a judge Tuesday to convert a troubled South Dakota beef processing plant's bankruptcy to a Chapter 7 liquidation. Assistant U.S. trustee James Snyder said in a petition that he believes that Northern Beef Packers, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, is "administratively insolvent" based on company reports and statements. "Based on currently available information, it appears the plant represents the only asset by which Debtor may generate funds to pay creditors," Snyder wrote.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Geeks aren't the only people wearing Google Glass. Among the people testing Google Inc.'s wearable computer are teachers, dentists, doctors, radio disc jockeys, hair stylists, architects, athletes and even a zookeeper. Some 10,000 people are trying out an early version of Glass, most of them selected as part of a contest.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2013. There are 124 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 29, 1943, responding to a clampdown by Nazi occupiers during World War II, Denmark managed to scuttle most of its naval ships. On this date: In 1533, the last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa, was executed on orders of Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro. In 1862, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing began operations at the United States Treasury.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Sioux Falls School District has sold $54 million in bonds to fund the construction of three elementary schools — the largest such sale in the...