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Dakota Wesleyan University will celebrate commencement Saturday with a baccalaureate service and graduation, and an honorary degree will be conferred posthumously upon a former faculty member. Baccalaureate will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sherman Center on campus, and commencement is set for 1 p.m. at the Corn Palace with 209 graduates. Terry Grindstaff will be the special speaker for commencement and Kenneth Novak will offer the baccalaureate message.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. -- ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation -- announced Tuesday that the Surface Transportation Board (STB)'s Rail Customer and Public Assistance program (RCPA) will be hosting a series of informal meetings with interested South Dakota shippers regarding railroad service delays on May 6 in Sioux Falls. "The rail car shortages and service delays facing South Dakota shippers are having a huge economic impact on a wide cross section of producers in our state and region," Thune said in a press release.
PIERRE — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed this week as Soil and Water Stewardship Week, through Sunday, in South Dakota. “Conservation touches your daily life in many profound ways,” said Bill Smith, South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Conservation program administrator in Pierre.
ABERDEEN — The Northern State University Chamber Singers and Early Music Ensemble will perform a concert of a cappella music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Krikac Auditorium. Area members of the Chamber Singers include: Sopranos: Lara Brink, Artesian; and Larissa Buchholz, Tripp; Altos: Kaitlin Buchholz, Tripp; Basses: Jonathan Miller and Nathan Wilson, both of Kimball. Brink and Buchholz are also members of the Early Music Ensemble. — Source: Northern State University
LOWER BRULE — Six students from Lower Brule, Fort Thompson and Chamberlain are eligible for graduation from Lower Brule Community College for spring 2014. The college will host the graduation ceremony at 1 p.m. on May 9 in the Lower Brule Community Center. The college will confer degrees to 2014 graduates in the following areas: arts & science, business management and human services. Theresa Two Bulls, an Oglala Lakota, will also speak to graduates and attendees. Two Bulls, from Pine Ridge, was the fi rst American Indian woman to be elected to the South Dakota Senate.
Nine inches of snow fell three miles southeast of Deadwood Monday, and the National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for the northern Black Hills.
“Job Placement and Training Strategies” will be broadcast at 7 p.m. on May 8 at McCook Central School, Salem. The program is geared toward families with special-needs children and young...
Micaela Frank, South Central High School, of Bonesteel, was honored by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota at a recognition luncheon held Monday at the Ramkota Rivercentre, Pierre. Frank was honored for being in the top 1 percent of her class at the luncheon, which featured Gov. Daugaard as guest speaker. -- Source: Associated School Boards of South Dakota
The sixth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mitchell Area raffle is drawing near. Buying a ticket provides the chance to win up to $10,000. Tickets for the raffle go on sale Thursday. Each raffle ticket is $100. Tickets can be purchased at the BBBS office, at County Fair Food Store or from a BBBS board member. Prizes will be awarded in the amounts of $2,000, $3,000 and $10,000. The drawing will be held Aug. 20 during the Miller Lite Bull Bash. Tickets purchased before July 16 will be entered into an early bird drawing where the winner will receive an iPad.
The Hutchinson County Emergency Management team has enacted a burn ban, which became effective at 11 a.m. Monday. All open burning is banned, including controlled burns and patio fire pits, until the ban is lifted by Emergency Management.