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WOONSOCKET -- Authorities have yet to officially indicate the cause of a Jan. 26 fire at Twin Lakes in rural Sanborn County. According to the Sanborn Weekly Journal, the fire at the home of Jack and Penny Schulz started sometime before 7:45 p.m. and the Woonsocket Fire Department was called soon after. The Schulzes were not home at the time of the fire.
Pheasant Country, Mitchell's chapter of Pheasants Forever, recently elected its 2014-15 officers, including a re-election of President Dave Allen. The banquet directors are Deb Kuchera, Brad Zimmerman and Justin Morrison. The board of directors consists of Dave Allen, president; Mike Anderson; Mike Kuchera; Wade Musick; Scott Phillips; Mike Thompson; Brad Zimmerman; Kelly Hohn; Doug Backlund; Marc Bernard; and John Bennett, who replaces Al Hyatt.
Make-A-Wish South Dakota granted a wish to an area child between December and January. A wish trip to Walt Disney World was granted to Gunner, 8, of Chamberlain. The Adopt-A-Wish Partner was Great Western Bank, Sioux Falls. Make-A-Wish South Dakota was founded in 1984 to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since its inception, Make-A-Wish South Dakota has granted about 1,070 wishes. Learn more at southdakota.wish.org.
By Stace Nelson , R-Fulton My fellow South Dakotans: my belated but fondest New Year’s greetings to you and yours. My family and I wish you and yours all the...
The ALM CorTrust Community Foundation is accepting grant requests for the Artesian, Letcher and Mount Vernon communities. Deadline for grant requests is Feb. 15. ALM CorTrust Community Foundation grants are made to local nonprofit organizations in Artesian, Letcher and Mount Vernon. Grant applications can be picked at CorTrust Bank in Artesian, Letcher or Mount Vernon or at www.letchersd.com .
PIERRE — South Dakota's capital city will be the classroom site for pupils from four South Dakota school districts in coming weeks as they spend a day in Pierre learning about state government and state history. Included in those school districts are Bridgewater-Emery and Salem St. Mary's.
Joshua Klumb, of Mount Vernon, has announced his candidacy for District 20 House of Representatives, which includes Davison, Aurora, and Jerauld counties. Klumb, a Republican, farms south of Mount Vernon with his father where they raise corn, soybeans, alfalfa and cattle.
CHICAGO — Three years after the worst dry spell on record for Texas, fourth-generation rancher Stayton Weldon still doesn't have enough water for his 300 cattle near Cuero, about 89 miles southeast of San Antonio. Dry grass on his 2,600 acres has no nutrition. He has lost 22 cows and two bulls in the past year.