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FREEMAN — Freeman will host the inaugural South Dakota Chislic Festival July 28, community leaders announced Tuesday. The festival, celebrating chislic’s new status as South Dakota’s official “state nosh,” will take place on Freeman’s Main Street from 4 p.m. to dusk on July 28. The event will include a judged chislic competition, with top recipes receiving cash prizes and trophies. The event will also include craft beer from across the state and various other activities.
The Mitchell Area Community Safehouse Board welcomes Alli Fredericksen as its new executive director. She replaces Marilyn Haley, who retired this past January. Fredericksen, a Mitchell native, will oversee the everyday operations, development and community outreach for the Mitchell Area Safehouse. She is a graduate of Mitchell High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Dakota Wesleyan University.
SALEM — One person was injured Sunday night when a car merging onto a ramp hydroplaned off the road and into a ditch. At 10:15 p.m., the Chrysler 300, heading east in the rain, merged onto the I-90 ramp three miles south of Salem and began to hydroplane on the wet road. This caused the driver to lose control and the car to slide through the intersection of I-90 and U.S. Highway 81, down an embankment and through a barbed wire fence before coming to rest in a ditch.
Kurt Evans has announced his candidacy for the Libertarian Party's gubernatorial nomination. Evans, of Wessington Springs, ran for the U.S. Senate in 2002 and received .91 percent of the vote against Democrat Tim Johnson and Republican John Thune. In 2014, he received 20.1 percent of the vote in his run for South Dakota State auditor. He graduated from South Dakota State University in 1993 after studying mathematics and science education and went on to become a high school teacher, according to a press release from the Libertarian Party of South Dakota.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for May 10 through May 16. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Aberdeen: Tara Rae Gaulrapp, Chapter 7.
Presho LYMAN COUNTY COUNTRY MUSIC LEGENDS HONORED: On Sunday, Renelle (Huffman) Uthe, Lonis Wendt, Dan Hall and the late Arlo Huffman will be inducted into the Legends of Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame at a musical event in Sioux Falls. It has been 16 years since the four Lyman County legends performed together at a jam session held to honor Huffman, who was battling cancer. Huffman lost the battle and passed away in 2003. Uthe, Wendt and Hall plan to attend the musical event on Sunday, and they may even perform. — Lyman County Herald
PIERRE — President Donald Trump has called for flags at half-staff out of respect for the victims whose lives were taken by the violence perpetrated in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday. In accordance with the President's order, Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that flags across the state be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, May 22.
The Mitchell Recreation Center is out of commission for a few more days after a water main break there forced the building to close and staff to move out. The water main break occurred below the floor in the building's multipurpose room around 8 p.m. Wednesday, said Mitchell Recreation Supervisor Kevin DeVries. "It flooded a lot of the stuff up front," he said. "We had most of the water picked up on Wednesday night, but now it's just a case of drying things out. We've had Hohn's (Carpet Cleaning) in there, and they've been doing what they can to dry it out."
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is pleased to announce six winners of the 2018 SDFB Scholarship. Each winner is awarded a scholarship of $1,100. Recipients include high school seniors and college students whose parents or guardians are current members of South Dakota Farm Bureau, and have been for at least two years. 2018 area SDFB Scholarship winners include: Jarid Bechen of Letcher, who is attending South Dakota State University majoring in Ag Business; Hanna Surat of Kimball, who will be attending South Dakota State University majoring in Ag Business; and
The Mitchell Fire Department began annual fire hydrant flushing throughout the city on May 16. Hydrant flushing is an important part of ongoing hydrant maintenance and ensures proper operation of a fire hydrant in time of need. City residents may notice a light to dark red tinge to their water after fire crews have been in the neighborhood flushing hydrants. This is normal and can be cleared by simply letting the water faucet run for a short time until the water clears. For information contact Assistant Fire Chief Paul Morris at 995-8400.