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Around the region: Scotland, Woonsocket, Stickney, Plankinton

A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers:


COMMISSIONERS LEARN MORE ABOUT WIND PROJECT: The Bon Homme County Commission learned more about the 57 wind turbines that are set to be installed next year between Bon Homme, Charles Mix and Hutchinson counties, with 30 to 40 of them being in Bon Homme County. The company sPower will begin civil work on the 220-megawatt wind park by the end of 2018 and construction is set to start in May 2019. Transmission easements have been signed and lines will be placed aside Highway 46 to the Lesterville substation. Total estimated cost for the project is $300 million.

— Scotland Journal


BANK MERGER IN THE WORKS: According to a public notice, American Bank & Trust in Wessington Springs intends to apply for a merger with the Farmers State Bank in Stickney. Should the merger be approved, the Farmers State Bank branches in Stickney, Carthage and Iroquois will become branches of American Bank & Trust in Wessington Springs and all branches will remain open.

— Stickney Argus


NEW BUSINESS MOVING INTO FORMER TAXIDERMY BUILDING: Woonsocket will soon be home to a branch of Max Muscle Nutrition, a supplement product, based in California. Brian Goertz and Terry Wieting, of Huron, and Andrew Arhart, of Alpena, have partnered together to bring jobs back to Woonsocket with this venture. Wieting purchased the former Van Dyke's Taxidermy building in January and they are in the process of remodeling the building and hope to hire a handful of employees by this summer.

— Sanborn Weekly Journal


NEW MASSAGE BUSINESS OPENS: Plankinton has a new business in town to help melt stress away. Suzie Black, a 2000 Plankinton High School graduate, opened her business recently in the Tranquility room at Hair Trends beauty salon on Main Street. She and her family recently returned to South Dakota after many years in Alaska and Black regained her professional certification through training at Springs Bath House School of Massage Therapy in Mitchell.

— South Dakota Mail