Colin Newton hands Bennett McIntosh her award for being one of
the winners of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest held
during physical education classes at Parkston Elementary.
Hagen: Rose Bowl float made all the
sense in the world
At an appearance before the Joint Appropriations Committee of
the Legislature, Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen earned plenty of
praise for the way he runs his department while hearing a few
questions about South Dakotas investment in a float in
the Rose Bowl Parade.
Democrats minority status burdensome,
With just 20 members in the Legislature--eight in the Senate
and 12 in the House--Democrats face constant rejection of the
bills they offer.
SDDOT completes $50 Million payout to counties,
The South Dakota Department of Transportation paid out nearly
$50 million in state highway funding to counties and Class I
city governments in 2015.
During the week of January 25 to 29, the Parkston Elementary
Student Council sponsored a fund raiser for the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society called Pennies for Patients. They raised $2,052.92
during the week.
Phone scams continue to be a serious threat
Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating
Internal Revenue Service agents remain a major threat to taxpayers,
headlining the annual Dirty Dozen list of tax scams
for the 2016 filing season.
Beatrice Justine keeps everyone guessing
Looking over the attendance pads from her first Sunday service,
new Methodist pastor Sarah Hyden-Smith read, Claire Lapella.
Next to the name, the box marked visitor was checked.
DWU Department of Theatre returns from
The Dakota Wesleyan University Department of Theatre students
participated in the weeklong Kennedy Center American College
Theatre Festival and came home with new experiences, skills and
awards--including one for DWU director Dan Miller.
Agland Coop issues patronage checks
Members and customers of Agland Coop will be receiving 2015 Patronage
Dakota State 2015 fall Honors List released
A total of 488 full-time and 208 part-time students qualified
for the Presidents Academic Honors list for the 2015 fall
semester at Dakota State University in Madison.
DWU announces 2015 fall Deans List
The 2015 fall semester Deans List at Dakota Wesleyan University,
Mitchell, includes 276 students.
ISU students named to fall semester Deans
More than 8,370 Iowa State University undergraduates have been
recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named
to the 2015 fall semester Deans List.
LATI Presidents List announced
Michael Cartney, Lake Area Technical Institute President, has
announced the current Presidents List.
Parkston Trojan Dillan Thuringer (44 white) boxes out on a rebound
during the February 15, 56-54 overtime win, over Gregory in Parkston.
Also waiting for the rebound are Trojans Jake DeLange (22) and
Brady Albrecht (2).
Parkston Trojan Paige Semmler (22 white) drives between two Gregory
defenders during the February 5 game in Parkston.
Can cattle producers impact a cows
ability to deliver better colostrum?
Due to the large body of evidence clearly pointing to the benefits
of colostrum for baby calves, much attention has been given to
the calf side of the equation: ensuring a calf consumes an adequate
amount of high-quality colostrum.
Climatologists ask: Will there be an early
arrival of spring?
Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog, did not see his shadow
this year, but can we really expect an early spring in South
Harvest and opinion surveys underway
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks currently is administering
a number of different harvest and opinion surveys regarding the
management of wildlife resources across the state.
The Great Backyard Bird Count returns Feb.
Millions of novice and accomplished bird watchers can make their
love of nature count for science during the 19th Annual Great
Backyard Bird Count.
It has been an exciting year for veterans
During the month of December, I walked around with an adrenaline
rush from all the holiday goodies I was sneaking.
Im probably in the prudish minority on this one.
FTC detects new Social Security scam
You recently may have gotten an email with the subject line Get
(left) Sen. Bill Van Gerpen, R-Tyndall, answers a question at
the February 6 crackerbarrel in Parkston. Rep. Kent Peterson,
R-Salem (right) and Rep. Kyle Schoenfish, R-Scotland, were also
present to talk with local constituents.
Time runs out on permanent time change
South Dakotans will continue to spring forward and fall back,
despite the efforts of a state senator who says shes tired
of changing her clocks twice a year.
Nonresident waterfowl change draws ire
The South Dakota House of Representatives decided to answer the
call for economic development rather than heed the complaints
of sportsmen January 26 with the passage of a bill that gives
nonresident waterfowl hunters access to five additional counties.
The vote was 36 to 32 for passage.
Students think about their futures
When you are a kid, you have big dreams for what you wanted to
do when you grow up, anything from being a singer, a police officer,
a chef or to even a designer. It all is just high hopes when
All you need is love
(And cupcakes would be nice)
When it comes to cupcakes, no one can resist. While many people
favor chocolate as their favorite, others prefer vanilla or even
The fastest food of them all
Ba da ba ba ba, are you lovin it? The Tripp-Delmont High
school students were asked what their favorite fast food restaurant
was and, to no surprise, the majority chose McDonalds.
Coffee: Yes or no?
What do you think of coffee? Is it good for you? Is it bad? In
high school there are a lot of opinions on whether to drink,
or not to drink coffee.