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Month: May, 2017

Rural Hughes County Vehicle Accident Occurs Sunday

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A four-wheeler accident occurred in the West Bend area of Hughes County over the weekend.

According to Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt, the accident occurred at 1:21 PM Sunday afternoon on West Bend Road north of Cut Across Road in rural Hughes County.

A 2016 Ford Pickup, driven by 61 year old LeAnn Baloyn of Highmore was traveling southbound on West Bend Road when a 10 year old boy, who has a Harrold address, pulled out of a private driveway and ran into the side of Baloyn’s vehicle.

The boy was not wearing a helmet. The pickup suffered 10,000 dollars in damage in the accident. The four-wheeler was a complete loss.

The 10 year old was transported to Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre by his father for “minor abrasions.”

Leidholt adds that the boy was “very lucky.” “It could have been a lot worse.” 

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Cause Undetermined In Monday Pierre Vehicle Fire

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Pierre Fire Department had an early morning wakeup call on Memorial Day Monday.

According to Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul, crews were dispatched to a car fire Monday morning just before 3:00 am in the alley of the 1900 block of East Park Street.

Paul says a small Chevy S10 Pickup was engulfed in flames upon arrival of local firefighters. He says the fire started in the cab of the pickup, and the crews put out the fire quickly.

He says the pickup was in a carport attached to a garage. Luckily, the fire was contained to the pickup only, added Paul.

The vehicle is considered to be a total loss. Upon investigation, the fire cause was undetermined. Crews were on scene for approximately one hour. 

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Public Meeting On Non-Meandered Waters Happening Tonight

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The High Plains Wildlife Association of Pierre/Fort Pierre will be hosting a public meeting on the issue of non-meandered lakes this evening in Pierre. The meeting will be held at the Isaak Walton League Clubhouse at 7:30 PM.

Pierre Representative Mary Duvall, who sits on the legislature’s summer study of non-meandered waters, will speak at the meeting and says the group has hopefully come up with a solution.

She says the issue is complicated and the committee has worked meticulously to come up with some draft legislation. Duvall says the draft legislation is a compromise, but she has heard both pros and cons from the public on the draft.

She adds that the possibility of a special session this summer is still “up in the air.”

The committee will meet in Pierre Friday morning to finalize legislation on the topic. Tonight’s meeting at the Isaak Walton League is open to anyone. 

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Large Statues Coming To Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Two “larger-than-life” statues are coming to the north side of the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre.

Currently, a statue dedicated to South Dakota Native and Rodeo Legend Billy Etbauer is keeping eye on the center.

Rodeo Center Director Cindy Bahe is pleased to announce two more statues will be placed in the statue garden.Those statues are of Casey Tibbs and Clint Johnson...

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She says the statues, and the financing for them, will be done in steps...

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The Johnny Smith Memorial Sculpture Garden and the Billy Etbauer statue were built in 2013. This garden, overlooking the mighty Missouri River, was created to memorialize South Dakota’s rodeo greats.

Bahe says the rodeo center will start taking orders for small Casey Tibbs and Clint Johnson statues this fall, as a fundraiser. 

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Shrine Circus Returns Next Week

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Oahe Shrine Club is putting the finishing touches together for their annual Shrine Circus at the Stanley County Expo Center in Fort Pierre next week.

The circus will be held Wednesday and Thursday June 7th and 8th with 2 shows both days, at 4:00 and 8:00 P.M. Oahe Club Shriner Charlie Walker invites the whole family out to an evening full of fun and laughter.

All the proceeds from the circus will be going to help with medical expenses for local children served by the Shriners hospital. Walker says it is “so gratifying” to see the smiles on the kids’ faces after helping them.

Tickets to the circus are only 10 dollars for adults and 4 dollars for children. Tickets are available from local sponsors where the Shrine circus posters are displayed throughout Pierre and Fort Pierre. Tickets are also available at the door.

KCCR Radio has a limited number of free kid’s tickets that can be picked up at the KCCR Studios at 106 West Capitol on a first come, first serve basis. 

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Aquatic Center Reopening Today

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Pierre Aquatic Center inside of the Oahe Family YMCA will be open regular hours starting today.

The Aquatic Center has been closed since early April to allow for the massive boiler replacement project at the Center.

Pierre City Commissioner Steve Harding is happy to announce that the boiler replacement is now complete. Not only were the boilers replaced at the Aquatic Center, but the control valves, the motors, and the pumps were replaced as well.

City Administrator Leon Schochenmaier is happy to see this project complete after putting off the project for three years.

The Aquatics Center is owned by the City of Pierre and operated in partnership with the Oahe Family YMCA. It was built by the City in 2000.

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Post 8 Bounces Back After Open Day Loses

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

After two loses on opening day Pierre Post 8 battled back last night to pick up their first two wins of the season. They won the first game 8-1 and game two 10-0.

In game one Brad Dean tossed six innings, allowed one run, seven hits, struck out six and walked one. Post 8 was crushing the ball as they had nine hits in game one and Michael Lusk, Garrett Stout, Landon Badger and Peyton Zabel all picked up multiple hits. Post 8 did not commit one error in the game.

In game two Grey Zabel would start on the hill for Post 8 and earn the win. He went five strong innings, surrendered no runs, five hits, struck out six and walked only one. Post 8 again was seeing the ball well as they had 12 hits in this game and Lusk, Zabel, Spencer Sarringar and Austin Hoss all had multiple hits.

Pierre goes to 2-2 on the year. Post 8 will be back at it again tomorrow with a double header against Aberdeen. Games will start at 5 and 7 pm and can be heard right here on Today’s KCCR. 

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Lady Govs Golf Take Fourth At ESD

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Pierre Governor golf team shot a 368 and finished 4th on Tuesday at the 2017 Eastern South Dakota (ESD) Conference Tournament on Tuesday. 

Aberdeen Central won the overall conference title with a team score of 341. 

Leading the way for the Lady Governors individually was Shelby Guthrie. Guthrie finished with a 90 and took 10th. Hallie Gronlund followed with an 11th place finish after firing a 91. Both Guthrie & Gronlund earned All-ESD honors. 

Pierre Lady Gov head coach John Knox said earlier that, even though the team is relatively young, the potential is there to improve.

The Pierre Lady Governors will now prepare for the State AA Tournament next Monday and Tuesday at the Broadland Creek Golf Course in Huron

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Moore Named New Board Member Of SDHSAA

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Steve Moore has been elected by member schools to serve on the South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors. 

Moore, the Watertown Activities and Athletic Director, will serve on the Division II Board and his term will run until June of 2020. 

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Lady Govs Fifth and Govs Fourth In All ESD Sports Final Standings

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Well with all the school sports officially over the Pierre Lady Govs finished fifth in the ESD All Sports standings and the Govs finished fourth in the boys ESD sports season. Brandon Valley was the top girls program this year while Aberdeen Central was first in the boys. Here are the final team standings:

GIRLS: Brandon Valley 67, Aberdeen Central 62, Yankton 57.5, Watertown 54, Pierre 52, Brookings 39.5, Mitchell 39.5, Harrisburg 38, Huron 35.5

BOYS: Aberdeen Central 58, Brandon Valley 56, Watertown 47.5, Pierre 46, Brookings 38.5, Harrisburg 36, Mitchell 36, Yankton 33, Huron 28

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