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Charles Mix County
FORMATION OF SOUTH CENTRAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING COALITION:
The South Central Human Trafficking Coalition was formed by Sister Pat Mylott of Marty, South Dakota, with the help of Charon Asetoyer of the Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center and the security staff of Fort Randall Casino to combat and spread awareness of human trafficking in Charles Mix County. The organization will address the growing concerns of human trafficking by bringing agency training, community education and greater public awareness. The coalition invites all organizations, including law enforcement, healthcare providers, schools, and churches, to engage in the conversation.
— The Platte Enterprise
EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP PRODUCES NEW SCHOLARSHIP:
Koby Weverka, of Andes Central High School, and Joi Zephier, of Wagner High School, were the first to receive a new scholarship created by the partnership between the Yankton Sioux Tribe and the Build Dakota Scholarship program. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, books, additional class fees, a computer, and the required tools needed for a two-year educational program at Mitchell Technical Institute, Southeast Technical Institute or Lake Area Technical Institute. The two parties involved in the partnership hope to encourage and support Yankton Sioux Tribe students to complete a Build Dakota Scholarship training program and work within their profession in South Dakota for three years after graduation.
— Wagner Post
INDUCTIONS INTO LEGENDS HALL OF FAME:
Clarence Larson and Ralph Beauchamp were inducted into the Legends Hall of Fame during the Meet of Legends Track and Field event held on May 2 at Tolstedt Field. Larson, who graduated in 1935, held school records for the pole vault and shot put. Beauchamp, who graduated in 1980, held school records in the 100, 200 and 400 meters. He also was a part of the 1978 State Football Champion team.
— The Burke Gazette