Even Mathew Wollmann didn't expect his first run for office to be this smooth. But it was, as Wollmann was elected as the top vote-getter for the two District 8 House seats, and he'll be the state's second youngest-legislator ever when he begins his term in January. He told The Daily Republic this week that he thinks voters appreciated having someone with fresh views. "I think having a different mindset and a new perspective will be a good thing for me to bring to Pierre, and hopefully I can make an impact in my first term." Wollmann, of Madison, turns 24 later this month.
FEDORA -- Today, it's not uncommon for crop harvesting to be an all-night affair. Lights on tractors, combines and trailers have made late night-work easier and safer as farming has gotten better and more efficient. But not long ago, farmers didn't have so much bright technology. What they did have was the moon. Depending on the night, it would be enough to allow farmers to work when it got dark, sometimes for hours and making up ground during a stressful season. LaVerne Kothe, 87, farmed near Fedora during a time of moonlight harvesting.
The Davison County Commissioners will look into additional technology that could give the county a better reading on what kinds of vehicles are traveling on their roads. County Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg said the county has received a quote from MetroCount, a traffic data firm, which produces traffic counters that can detect axle counts, speed, vehicle weight and time of day. The discussion was held near the end of the meeting Thursday at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell.
MISSION -- A large advantage in the late-counted votes from Todd County was more than enough to give Rep. Troy Heinert the District 26 Senate seat on Wednesday morning. The Democrat Heinert finished with 3,747 votes, or 56 percent of the ballots cast in the election. Challenger and Republican John Koskan, of Wood, finished with 2,883 votes, or 44 percent. That was the opposite of where the race stood on Tuesday night when The Daily Republic went to press with its election results.
Practice made perfect when it came to counting ballots for the Davison County auditor's office. After struggles in the June primary with a new machine that appeared to read ballots too precisely, there weren't any major problems with the machine or the counting during Tuesday's general election. "The machine is wonderful.
For the second consecutive day, a local governing body signed off on the boundaries of a tax increment financing district proposal in Davison County as developers eye continued development near Wild Oak Golf Club. The Davison County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved setting the boundaries of Davison County TIF No. 4, which would mirror the original TIF in that development and would go toward building streets, curb and gutter and a potential pump station that would be needed for a proposed condo development.
Davison County voters supported their current auditor at the polls on Tuesday, as Susan Kiepke rode 60 percent of the vote to a third term in the general election. Kiepke, a Republican from Mitchell, received 3,304 votes, or 60 percent of the vote. She defeated independent challenger Brenda Veldheer, of Mitchell, who brought in 2,160 votes, or 40 percent. Kiepke described the final results as a "relief," but she thanked the voters for trusting her for another four years. "I'm just so thankful to the citizens in Davison County for believing in me and continuing to support me.
With the voting all finished in the 2014 general election, the Davison County commissioners will approve the results during their meeting Thursday. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell.
Although the decision won’t be the city’s, the Mitchell City Council gave its approval for setting the boundaries of a proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district in Davison County for...
The Mitchell City Council approved on Monday a $283,000 purchase for the exterior of the Corn Palace, deciding on ceramic tile to replace the brick covering on the outside of...