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A number of area teachers were recently honored at the South Dakota Association of Career and Technical Educators (SDACTE) annual conference in Mitchell. Terry Rieckman, the agriculture education teacher from McCook Central in Salem, was awarded the lifetime achievement award due to the impact he has made at the state, regional and national levels by serving on the public policy board, as the Region III vice president and as the SDACTE president.
Summer's Last Dance, an outdoor concert Sept. 7 at Hitchcock Park, Mitchell, will feature three bands, food and refreshments. All proceeds will help to make wishes come true for kids facing life-threatening medical conditions in the Mitchell area. Gates open at 4 p.m. Bands include Main Avenue Warehouse from 5 to 7 p.m., Farewell Milwaukee from 7 to 9 p.m. and The Go Figure Band from 9 to 11 p.m.
Giving veterans and their families a hand up and not a hand out is the goal of the third annual Veterans Stand Down in Wagner on Sept. 11. The stand down will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wagner Armory at 610 E. S.D. Highway 46. Lunch will be served. This event is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs' efforts to reach all veterans and supports its commitment to ending homelessness.
WHITE LAKE -- Author Dr. Arley K. Fadness, Custer, will be at the White Lake Community Library from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 3 for a book signing. The book is "Balloons Aloft: Flying South Dakota Skies" and covers the art, science and history of ballooning in South Dakota skies since 1934. Two of the 18 chapters feature the Explorer I and Stratosphere Balloon Explorer II launches from the Stratobowl near Rapid City in the 1930s. Several eyewitnesses of the landing of the Explorer II near White Lake are cited.
It's Martha Stewart meets March Madness -- and it's coming to Mitchell. The Daily Republic's inaugural Palace City Prize Pies contest will start Thursday, with 16 area contestants going dough-to-dough to advance to the final bake-off. The winner of the tournament will receive more than $500 in cash and prizes. Korrie Wenzel, publisher of The Daily Republic, said the contest was inspired by a desire to create a fun, yet highly readable, event for the community.
By Danielle Douglas The Washington Post Western Sky Financial, a prominent online lender that offers short-term loans at triple-digit interest rates, said it will stop funding loans on Sept. 3...
City’s police get SD Drug Control Fund grant.
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Ronald Fischer Jr. is accused of driving drunk, killing two in parking lot.
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