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


CHANGES TO STUDENT ACTIVITY RULES AND REGULATIONS PROPOSED: The Lyman School Board approved two rule changes and tabled one that would enforce extra-curricular activity training rules not only during the season but year round. The board also discussed changes affecting the consequences for rule violations.

Lyman Activities Director Cooper Garnos proposed the amount of South Dakota High School Activities Association events students would be required to miss for a first offense violation should be based on the percentage of events held throughout the year rather than a set number of events.

The addition of a mandatory drug/alcohol assessment with a chemical dependency counselor to a student's third offense was also proposed. Changes approved include allowing earlier practice times on Sundays and a set of curfews for students in activities on school nights, non-school nights and before contests to be put in effect when students are not with their parents.

- Lyman County Herald


SCAVENGER'S JOURNEY EVENT TO BE HELD IN 13 COMMUNITIES: The eighth annual Scavenger's Journey event is set to happen in 13 communities from June 21-23. Modeled after events like the World's Longest Yard Sale and Nebraska's Junk Jaunt, Scavenger's Journey event aims to help small communities hold city-wide garage sales and flea markets and help showcase community groups and businesses.

First started in the communities of Kimball, Pukwana, Chamberlain and Oacoma in 2012, the non-profit organization event has grown to include many communities along Highway 16 and Interstate 90. This year's participating communities include Mount Vernon, Plankinton, White Lake, Kimball, Chamberlain, Oacoma, Reliance, Kennebec, Presho, Murdo, Stickney, Belvidere and Kadoka.

- The Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun


On June 1, the Freeman High School chorus performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of MidAmerica Production's annual concert series. Performing along aside the Freeman chorus were two choirs from New Jersey and three choirs from the Republic of Korea.

The Freeman chorus was invited to the annual concert series two years ago. A total of $46,473 was raised through different fundraising events and private donations. The 25 students and 13 chaperones left for New York on May 29 and spent five days sightseeing and in rehearsal before their performance.

- Freeman Courier