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PIERRE -- Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch announced today that Trudy Wastweet has been appointed Deputy Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. Wastweet most recently served as national policy advisor for the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and previously worked in the livestock industry as assistant executive director of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association.
Wow, what a 4-H year! I am so proud of the 4-Hers in Davison and Hanson counties for their successes this past 4-H year. They not only had a great showing at the State Fair, but State 4-H Horse Show, State 4-H Rodeo, State and National 4-H Shooting Sports competitions, State 4-H Dog Show, State 4-H Livestock Judging and the region Character Counts! talks at the Sioux Empire Fair as well. The Davison County Consumer Decision Making Judging Team placed first in the state at the State Fair and will be going to nationals at the Denver Stock Show in January. It goes on and on from there!
BROOKINGS -- Consumers visiting their local meat counter to purchase steaks and hamburgers for grilling over Labor Day weekend may have experienced some sticker shock over the price of beef and thought cattle producers must be making a lot of money. They would have been correct about the first part, but not the second, said Darrell Mark, Adjunct Professor of Economics at South Dakota State University.
Dear Heloise: I panicked when I read your column about the family photos that were being archived on flash drives. These drives are temporary, and eventually they will lose the pictures. The best method is to put them on a DVD and make two copies. This can be done from the flash drive, or you can transfer the photos to your computer and then make the DVDs. This will preserve your photos. -- Julie S., Bella Vista, Ark. The reader had put family photos on flash drives to give to many relatives. She was not necessarily "archiving" them.
RAPID CITY -- America's "Shrine to Democracy" is in the center of a dispute over the freedom of information. The Mount Rushmore Society, the private, non-profit organization that is the national memorial's leading concessionaire and friends group, filed a complaint in federal district court in Rapid City late Friday.
Action on a open sealed loader and gravel bids will highlight Tuesday's Davison County Commission meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Davison County Courthouse in Mitchell. The complete agenda is as follows: • 9 a.m.: Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approval of minutes, citizens' input. • 9:30 a.m.: Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg, opening of sealed bids for front-end loader. • 9:45 a.m.: Weinberg, gravel bids. • 10 a.m.: Change order for Puetz Corp. • 10:10 a.m.: Approve phone system for north offices.
PIERRE -- The election of Dennis Daugaard as governor and running mate Matt Michels as lieutenant governor in 2010 came at a good time for South Dakota taxpayers generally and for tens of thousands of people whose pensions depend on the South Dakota Retirement System. Daugaard showed in his first budget speech in January 2011 -- when he called for 10 percent cuts in state government -- that he is fiscally conservative. It is part of his character, learned from his parents, who worked despite both being deaf, and from his time as a trust officer at a bank.
This photo, thought to have been taken in June 1912 at the Elks Lodge in Mitchell, of the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) and WRC (Women's Relief Corps) at...