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KIMBALL -- Authorities have identified the Highway Patrol trooper who was injured Wednesday in a Brule County shooting. Sgt. John Koenig, a 28-year veteran with the patrol who was stationed...
SALEM -- Terry Rieckman, a nagriculture teacher at McCook Central High School in Salem, has been elected as the 2014-15 president-elect of the National Association of Agricultural Educators. Rieckman, who has taught agriculture for 31 years at McCook Central, initially joined NAAE because it was expected of new teachers.
Thanks to a $56,000 grant from the South Dakota Department of Human Services, LifeQuest's job development program, Career Connections, will be able to expand its staff. LifeQuest announced the grant Tuesday, and said the funds could be renewed up to four consecutive years. Career Connections helps people with disabilities find jobs in the community and provides on-the-job assistance, as needed, after a person secures employment. Career Connections plans to use the grant to hire two full-time staff members, according to a press release from LifeQuest.
The governor has appointed a Mitchell man to join the Build Dakota Scholarship Board. Terry Sabers, vice president of finance at Muth Electric in Mitchell, is one of seven members of the board, which will administer the Build Dakota Scholarship Program. Gov.
A girl, Jayla Jo Robideau, was born on Dec. 9, 2014, to Jim and Jessica Robideau, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. She joins siblings Brodie and Bentley.
A boy, Barron Gregory Charles Kayser, was born on Dec. 26, 2014, to Josh and Kara Kayser, Emery. He joins two sisters and a brother. Grandparents are Beth and Greg Kayser, Alexandria; and Steve and Shelly Kann, Langford.
Vernon and LaVerna Neugebauer, Mitchell, formerly of Dimock, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 11, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 39943 270th St., located 10 1/2 miles west of Dimock. There will be a program at 3 p.m. The event is hosted by their family. Their anniversary is Jan. 9. Greetings may be sent c/o Crystal Manor, 1001 S. Main St., No. 19, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Howard McCorkell, Mitchell, is celebrating his 80th birthday today, Jan. 7. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1617 Bridle Drive, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
The confirmed count of measles cases in South Dakota has not increased since Friday's report of nine. Tuesday, the South Dakota Department of Health had no additional cases to report, and an update on the infected family was not immediately available. The extended family, which included eight Mitchell residents and one out-of-state resident, ranged in age from 19 months to 41 years of age and were all unvaccinated. Before the first case, found in a child under the age of five last week, the highly-contagious virus had not been confirmed in the state for 18 years.
Mitchell School District and John Paul II Elementary will start 1 hour late today, Wednesday.