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Month: October, 2015

Bondy's Hat Trick Leads Northern

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Former Pierre Lady Governor & current Northern State University soccer player Anna Bondy tallied a hat trick in a 4-0 victory over the University of Mary on Friday afternoon. Friday’s game marked the second time this season Bondy has recorded a hat trick. Bondy also played against former Pierre teammate Katie Berg for the first time in their careers. Northern State advances to 8-8-1 overall and 6-7-1 in the NSIC


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Sobriety Checkpoints Planned In Hughes County

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sobriety checkpoints are planned for 18 South Dakota counties during November.

 

The checkpoints are conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol as a way to discourage people from drinking and driving.

 

November checkpoints are scheduled in the counties of Butte, Charles Mix, Custer, Codington, Gregory, Hughes, Jackson, Jerauld, Lake, Lincoln, Marshall, Meade, Minnehaha, Roberts, Sanborn, Tripp, Walworth and Yankton.

 

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.


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PARS To Offer Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Starting on Friday November 6th, Pierre Area Referral Service will be partnering with Faith Community Nursing and will offer free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings once a month.  

A registered nurse will be at the PARS office from 1pm- 3pm the first Friday of every month for these valuable screenings and educational opportunities regarding blood pressure control, diet control and diabetes. No appointment is necessary.

This is a free service to all community members who are in need. Community members are welcome to come to PARS office located at 2520 E Franklin from 1:00- 3:00 pm on the first Friday of the month starting November 6th for a free screening. 


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South Dakota Pleads To Feds Not To End EB-5 Participation

Saturday, October 31, 2015

South Dakota's economic development office is defending its ability to administer an investment-for-visa program, saying that the problems flagged by the federal government stem from a private company previously contracted to run the program.

The state on Friday asked that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services refrain from ending South Dakota's participation in the so-called EB-5 visa program, in which wealthy participants are promised green cards in exchange for their investments.

The Governor's Office of Economic Development says in the filing that the actions of SDRC Inc., the contractor that had been administering the program, put the state's participation at risk. The state ended its contract with SDRC in 2013 and is suing the firm.

The office also disputes that South Dakota's program has failed to promote economic development.


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Voters Will Hit The Polls To Decide The Fate Of Faulk County Jail

Saturday, October 31, 2015
The decision to close or replace Faulk County's 85-year-old jail will go to voters.

No more than $5.5 million in general obligation bonds could be used to build a new jail. But voters will have the final say as to whether the bonds are ever issued.

County Commissioner Steve Roseland says the current jail wasn't built to accommodate the current population. He says commissioners considered all options, including closing the facility.

If the jail closes, the county will have to find a place to send its inmates. Roseland says that could be a challenge because the five counties surrounding Faulk Counties do not have jails.


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Gant Mistakes Will Cost South Dakota Taxpayers 100,000 Dollars

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Questions are swirling after an audit showed more than $43,000 are missing from the Secretary of State Office.

Former Secretary of State Jason Gant and current Secretary of State Shantel Krebs took the hot seat in front of the State Operations Committee in Pierre Friday in an effort to answer some of those questions.

It's estimated that it's going to take around $100,000 to fix all the issues at the Secretary of State's office. While this is a lofty sum, the office is taking steps to make sure the issues never happen again.

For more than an hour, the audit of the Secretary of State's office finances under the supervision of former Secretary of State Jason Gant was discussed.

One of the most talked about subjects was the 3 missing Ipad minis. Those tablets were used as part of the Federal Assistance Voting Grant, which let service members overseas receive an electronic ballot. The office purchased 85 Ipads with use of the $668,000 grant. Only 27 service members used the program, but Gant said it is viable. 

Current Secretary of State Shantel Krebs said it's hard to understand the office's budget right now because there's no clear path on where all the funds will be going. One issue is the large number of prepaid accounts going through the office that haven't been used for years.

Gant says despite all the issues left behind when he left office, he thought a lot was accomplished during his tenure.

Krebs says the office will have at least two people sign any check or voucher that comes through the office. It's just one of the few things her office will be doing differently.

This won't be the last audit the Secretary of State's Office will deal with. Next year, Krebs expects the office to receive an audit from the Election Assistance Commission.

That commission provided South Dakota with federal funding for the Help America Vote Act in 2003.


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Fort Pierre Train Depot Open House Gala Set For Next Saturday

Saturday, October 31, 2015

A day-long gala event is planned for next Saturday November 7th to welcome the restoration completion of the Fort Pierre Train Depot.

The Chicago and Northwestern Railroad built the Fort Pierre train depot in 1906 and was sold at a surplus auction in 1963. It was moved to a Mud Butte ranch. The depot was returned to Fort Pierre in March of 2013 on a moving truck.

Fort Pierre resident Gary Grittner, who headed the Bring It Home Committee tasked with transporting the depot back to Fort Pierre, has said the restoration efforts have been estimated at nearly one million dollars. A federal grant helped provide about half of that, and cash contributions from local residents supplied the rest.

Grittner says that the Bring It Home Committee is excited to showcase the depot completion to the community on Saturday…

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Grittner encourages the entire community to attend the grand opening, especially all who donated to the cause…

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The grand opening celebration will run Saturday from 10 AM until 6 PM, with the program at 4. Community members will be able to tour the building, listen to stories about the depot, and many more activities.

The Bring It Home Committee will formally turn the keys to the building over to Fort Pierre’s Verendrye Museum Board on Saturday at 4pm.

After Saturday’s gala, Grittner says the next step is to stock the depot with artifacts…

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For more information, contact Grittner at 223-3255.

Grittner will be a guest on the KCCR morning show Wednesday morning at 750 to talk all about the event on Saturday. 


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Governors Shutout Douglas, Advance To Semi-Finals

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Pierre Governor Football team advanced to the Class 11AA State Semi-Final game after defeating the Douglas Patriots on Thursday night by a score of 47-0. Brevin Kaiser paced the Governor offense throwing for four touchdowns & over 250 yards. The win for the Governors moves them into next Friday’s semi-final game against the Mitchell Kernels. Kickoff on November 6th is slated for 7PM. Coverage can be heard on KCCR Radio starting at 6:30PM. The game can also be heard on the internet at todayskccr.com. 


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High School Football Scores From 10-29-15

Friday, October 30, 2015
11AAA 
Brandon Valley 28, Sioux Falls Lincoln 14
Sioux Falls O'Gorman 50, Aberdeen Central 19
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 34, Rapid City Stevens 17
Sioux Falls Washington 37, Watertown 6

11AA 

Harrisburg 20, Brookings 17
Mitchell 54, Spearfish 18
Pierre 47, Douglas 0
Yankton 33, Huron 8

11A 

Lennox 35, St. Thomas More 34
Madison 61, Tea Area 24
Sioux Falls Christian 49, Belle Fourche 14
West Central 35, Milbank Area 6
 

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11AAA, 11AA, 11A Semi-Final Match-ups

Friday, October 30, 2015

With the conclusion of the quarterfinal playoff round of Class 11AAA, 11AA, 11A last night, the match-ups for the next round for those three classes have been released. 

11AAA 

#4 Brandon Valley @ #1 SF Washington 
#3 SF O Gorman @ #2 SF Roosevelt 


11AA 
#2 Harrisburg @ #1 Yankton 
#3 Mitchell @ #2 Pierre 

11A 
#4 SF Christian @ #1 Madison 
#7 Lennox @ #3 West Central 

 

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