CHAMBERLAIN—The Akta Lakota Museum and Cultural Center at St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, recently received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. "Winning the TripAdisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire organization," said Dixie Thompson, director. "We'd like to thank all our guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor. There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one's benefactors and patrons.
Doug Muth, senior vice president of Holmes Murphy in Sioux Falls, has joined the independent insurance brokerage's 14-member board of directors. Muth, an Ethan native, joined Holmes Murphy in 1992 and has spent his entire career with the Iowa-based company. "I am honored to join some of the brightest, most innovative minds in the insurance industry serving on the board," said Muth.
Electric cooperatives in South Dakota are bracing for what they describe as the negative financial and reliability impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency's newly released Clean Power Plan regulating existing power plants. Acting under what the EPA says is its authority given to them by Congress under the section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, the agency today released a final rule that will seek to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. South Dakota Rural Electric Association General Manager Ed Anderson says the new regulations are a clear overreach by the EPA that will dr
WINNER—Winner School Board member Steve Kubik was elected to his second term on the Associated School Boards of South Dakota's board of directors. Kubik was elected to represent the association's Central Region member districts in the 700-1,399 enrollment category. HIs four-year term begins this month. He was previously elected to the board of directors in January 2010. He is a farmer-rancher and has six years of experience on the Winner School Board. He has been involved in the negotiations process as a member of the Winner School Board's negotiations committee.
Business name: Ed's Pet World Location: 206 N. Main Street, Mitchell Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Years in business: My wife and I started our business in September 1975 on the southeast corner of Second and Main. In August 1991, we tripled our retail space and moved directly north of our original location to 206 N. Main St., which we have occupied for the last 24 years. On Aug. 14th, we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary with the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce recognition at our business.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for July 16 through July 29. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years).
PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds the public that signs are not allowed to be placed in the right of way. The use of right of way is reserved for official highway signage.
The newest hire at the prestigious United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" in Washington, D.C., is Chamberlain native Sgt. Robin (Carlson) Felt. She is one of only two music librarians to support a unit of more than 250 soldiers that perform at many venues, including the White House garden, the Capitol steps and in Arlington National Cemetery. The United States Army Band, known as TUSAB, is the sole military organization responsible for verifying and supplying national anthems to civilian and joint forces performance groups in America.
Jeff Tveit, of the Thrivent Financial office in Chamberlain, has been awarded a professional degree in the field of long-term care, and he now has the designation of Certified in Long-Term Care. The program is independent of the insurance industry and focuses on providing financial service professionals the tools needed to meet their client's long-term care needs. "The field of long-term care is complex. It intersects with other professions such as financial planning, tax law, home care, government funding and elder law.
BROOKINGS — 4-H Show Sheep Camp was held at the 4-H grounds in Wessington Springs July 10-11. Twenty-one 4-H members, ages eight to 18 from Beadle, Sanborn, Jerauld, Hughes/Stanley, Brookings and Brule Counties attended the event. "This is the first camp of this kind to be held in South Dakota," said Audra Scheel, SDSU Extension 4-H youth program advisor. Instructors Chris McGolden and Allison McGolden-Taylor, a father-daughter team, traveled in from Arapahoe, Okla.