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Month: April, 2015

Fort Pierre Native Advances To Intercollegiate Rodeo Finals

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fort Pierre native & Todd County graduate Jace Melvin will compete in the Intercollegiate Rodeo Finals. A senior at Tarelton State University in Texas, Melvin qualified in the Men’s All-Around & the Tie Down Roping during the Southwest Region event. A Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rookie of the Year recipient, Melvin will compete in the Intercollegiate Rodeo Finals in Casper, Wyoming coming up on June 14th through the 20th


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Pierre Educational Foundation Announces 2015 Mini-Grant Program Recipients

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Pierre Educational Foundation recently announced the Foundation’s Spring 2015 Mini-Grant Program recipients.  The goal of the Mini-Grant Program is to encourage teachers to focus beyond standard curriculum; sharpen instructional ideas and techniques that can be adapted by other teachers and schools; raise the educational performance of students of all ages; and offer solutions for urgent educational challenges.

While each of these grant awards is under $1,500, the impact of the grant dollars based on the proposals submitted by the teachers receiving the funding is significant.

The funding awards from the Foundation for Spring 2015 and a brief description of the projects are as follows:

Die-Cut Pattern Blocks – Cathrine McGinnis- Washington Elementary- $195.00

This award provides support for the purchase of wooden pattern block for math manipulatives.

Who Was?- Terri Mehlhaff – Jefferson Elementary - $410.00

This award provides support for the purchase of 2 sets of biographies for the 5th grade classrooms at Jefferson Elementary.

Jazz Band Curriculum- Mackenzie McKeithan – TF Riggs - $350.00

This award provides support for the purchase of a standardized jazz band curriculum that would expand their knowledge of theory, history, improvisation/composition, and style of jazz.

Math Power Sets – Amber Stout – Jefferson Elementary - $215.00

This award provides support for the purchase of two hands-on, educational learning games.

Focusing the Minds of ADD/ADHD Students – Angela Boddicker – TF Riggs - $450.00

This award provides support for the purchase of various items designed to help students with transition or to distract agitated students. 

The Wonderful Journey of Life Takes Shape – Hope Armstrong – Georgia Morse Middle School - $762.00

This award provides support for the purchase of a set of plastic models that illustrate in utero human fetal development from the 4th week to the 6th month.

Kindergarten Balance Cushions -  Heather DeBoer – McKinley Elementary - $452.00

This award provides support for the purchase of 30 Balance Cushions for the use of the Kindergarten classes. Kindergarten students are expected to sit for much longer periods than they are used to.

You can help be part of the effort to support academic excellence by visiting the Pierre Educational Foundation’s website at www.pergovs.org or contacting the Foundation at 605-224-9016.


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Pierre's Winning Streak Continues

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Pierre Spring Baseball team’s offense continued to pile up runs on Wednesday as they defeated RC Stevens by finals of 15-3 & 13-5. In game one, Pierre tallied three runs in the second, fourth, sixth, & seventh innings. Starting pitcher Joe King, who carried a no hitter into the fifth, shut down the Raider offense over his 4 2/3 innings of work. King won his third game of the season.

In game two, ten runs in the first three innings allowed Pierre to put the game away early. Austin Hoss racked up two RBIs on three hits to pace Pierre. Danny Magee won his first start of the season & of his career at the varsity level after hurling three innings.

Pierre sweeps the regular season series against Rapid City Stevens outscoring the Raiders in their four victories by a combined score of 42-12 & never trailed once. Sweeping Rapid City on Wednesday, extended Pierre’s winning streak to 12 games. Up next for Pierre are two region contests on Saturday against Sturgis. Game times are slated for 2 & 4PM CDT. Tune in for coverage right here on KCCR Radio & todayskccr.com beginning at 1:40PM CDT. 

 


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Kids Safe & Healthy Saturday

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Annual Kids Safe & Healthy Saturday is being held on Saturday, May 9 from 9:00-11:00am.  The activities will be held in the YMCA gym, north Y parking area and Rawlins Library.   Over one dozen community service groups will be on hand providing a wide variety of activities geared toward a safe and healthy summer.   This event is especially geared for families with preschoolers through elementary school.  Once again free bike helmets will be given out while supplies last.  The event is free and also includes a pass to the YMCA and Pierre Aquatic Center.

 


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Creighton Pulls Away From Jackrabbits

Thursday, April 30, 2015

(From SDSU Sports Information Desk)

Creighton scored in four consecutive innings to pull away from South Dakota State for an 8-5 victory in non-conference baseball action Wednesday night. The Big East leading Bluejays improved to 25-13 overall, while SDSU dropped to 26-17 on the season. The Jackrabbits return to Summit League action at 3 p.m.Friday, hosting Western Illinois in the opening game of a three-game series. 


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Villar Named NSIC Softball Coach of the Year

Thursday, April 30, 2015

(From NSU Sports Information Desk) 

Northern State University softball coach Kristi Villar was named NSIC Coach of the Year on Wednesday. Villar is fifth NSU coach in two years to receive this honor. Villar led the Wolves to their best season in over 20 years. Northern finished the regular season 32-20 overall and 19-10 in league games, with a .615 winning percentage. In her fifth season at the helm, Villar pulled together single season school records in wins with 32 and homeruns with 31, while tying games played with 52 on the year. The 13th picked Wolves, finished fourth in the NSIC regular season with a berth to the NSIC/US Bank Softball Tournament this beginning today through Saturday. Just over a week ago, Villar earned her 100th career victory as the Wolves defeated Winona State 1-0 in extras. 

 


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Fort Pierre To Discuss Housing Needs At Forum Today

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fort Pierre Residents are invited to a public forum tonight that focuses on dealing with housing issues in the community.

The event, sponsored by the Fort Pierre Development Corporation, will be held at the Fort Pierre Senior Center at 6:00 P.M.

The development corporation is seeking input from Fort Pierre residents on various issues ranging from existing housing, rental housing, senior housing, and economic trends.

Not only Ft. Pierre citizens are encouraged to attend, but also contractors, developers, and real estate firms as well.

One ongoing issue, especially in Pierre and Ft. Pierre, is finding affordable housing, or even housing in general for that matter.

The forum once again is at the Senior Center, at 19 East Main in downtown Ft. Pierre at 6:00 P.M.


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Ft. Pierre Fire Department Responded To Home Electrical Fire Thursday Morning

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Ft. Pierre Fire department was dispatched to a house fire 602 1st Ave in Ft. Pierre around 6:30 A.M. this morning.

Ft. Pierre Fire Captain Justin Jones described the fire as a “little electrical fire.”

An electrical wire shorted out in the house attic and the fire damaged a few rafters and a little part of the roof.

The house is not occupied and it was in the process of being remodeled.

Fortunately, the home owner discovered the fire quickly when he showed up to start working on remodeling the home. 


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Pierre United Way Executive Director Learning Valuable Skills In Texas This Week

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The United Way International Conference is being held in Texas this week, and Pierre’s executive Director is experiencing some valuable skills to implement when she returns.

There are over 1,200 participants from around the world, and Oey is one of four from South Dakota

Capital Area United Way Executive Director Christina Oey says she learning a lot…

(Oey Conference1)

Oey adds that what she is learning will be implemented in Pierre…

(Oey Conference2)

The conference, which is being held in Grapevine Texas, wraps up Friday evening.

Oey says that what they are doing at United Way worldwide is extremely beneficial to Pierre…

(Oey Conference3)

Oey flies out Saturday morning for Pierre.


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Military Members And Families Honored In May

Thursday, April 30, 2015

At the encouragement of the South Dakota Department of the Military, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May  as “National Military Appreciation Month,” a time  for all to honor, remember, recognize and appreciate those who have served in the past and those now serving, as well as their families.  

National Military Appreciation Month includes:  Loyalty Day on May 1, Victory in Europe Day on May 9, Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 8, Armed Forces Day on May 16 and Memorial Day on May 25.  

These days provide an opportunity to learn more about military members and the families who have given of themselves to support and defend the principles we hold dear.  

"Less than one percent of Americans currently serve in the armed forces to preserve the rights and freedom that we all enjoy,” said Adjutant General Timothy Reisch, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of the Military. “May is the month that we recognize the patriotism, service and sacrifice of all military members, both past and present.  We also recognize our military families who contribute in very meaningful ways as well."

 


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