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Month: July, 2015

Post 8 Preparring For Hyde Stadium Construction

Friday, July 31, 2015

Members, fans, & contributors of the Post 8 Baseball family have been lending a hand to prepare Hyde Stadium for the upcoming construction on the historic field. Earlier this week, volunteers helped take down signage, baseball equipment, & remove the outfield  fence. Reports are that construction will begin to Hyde Stadium first thing on Monday morning.  The 1,2 million dollar project is expected to be complete at the beginning of the 2016 Post 8 Baseball season. 

 

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SD High School All-Star Games Done In Aberdeen

Friday, July 31, 2015

The South Dakota High School All-Star Games will no longer be part of the Aberdeen summertime landscape. Reports are that the board that organizes the games has decided not to go forward with them. The summer all-star games for football, basketball and volleyball involve high school graduates from the past spring. They've been played in Aberdeen for nearly three decades.

But officials say interest in them has faded as other all-star events have popped up around the state, and the South Dakota High School Coaches Association earlier this year decided to pull its support. Board President Ken Wolff says there will continue to be all-star games in South Dakota, just not in a unified fashion in Aberdeen.



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Adult Kickball League Meeting

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Adult Kickball League is back for another season sponsored by the Pierre Parks & Recreation Department. Games will be played at the Oahe Softball Complex beginning in August. Cost is 200 dollars per team. Their will be an organizational meeting for all team captains on August 11th at the Oahe Family YMCA Aquatic Center Multi Purpose Room at 6:45PM.  For more information contact Mindy Cheap at 773-7745  or by email at mindy.cheap@ci.pierre.sd.us

 

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Official Date Set For Kennedy Elementary Open House

Friday, July 31, 2015

As anticipation to the first day of school in the brand new Kennedy Elementary School runs rampant across the capitol city, the general public is invited to attend an Open House to unveil the new school.

Anyone and everyone is invited to the open house on Monday, August 17th from 6:30pm to 8pm.

There will also be a Ribbon Cutting for the new school on Thursday, August 20th at 9am with all the kids and teachers on the first day of school. Both events are open to everyone. The school is located in northeast Pierre at 2306 Brookstone Loop.

The Pierre School district hopes all can attend to help them celebrate. 


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Wegner Auto Helps Raise Nearly Two Thousand Dollars For The Riggs Booster Club

Friday, July 31, 2015

Wegner Auto Company and the T.F. Riggs High School recently hosted a “Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser” and together they raised $1,820 for the Riggs High School Booster Club.

During the fundraiser, held in conjunction with the Baseball Game last Friday, the Dodge brand contributed $20 for each test drive taken in a new Dodge Durango, Dart, Grand Caravan, or Journey.

“It is very rewarding for Dodge to partner with our dealers on this wonderful program that gives thousands of dollars to local booster clubs to support their high school students,” said Jeffrey Kommor, Vice President - Sales Operations, FCA US LLC.

“It's a win-win program for parents, dealers and students alike, and a great way to showcase our exciting 2015 Dodge vehicle lineup.”

With the cooperation of local dealers like Wegner Auto Company Inc. in Pierre, the Dodge brand supports local schools and student enrichment programs in communities across the United States, and has helped raise over $6 million since 1993.  L

Last year alone, Dodge donated more than $725,000 to local high school organizations through the “Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser.”


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Presidential Disaster Decleration Approved For June Storms

Friday, July 31, 2015

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Thursday that 12 South Dakota counties, including Stanley and Hughes, and three tribes will receive funding assistance to help recover from June storms that did an estimated $2.95 million in damage to public property

The public assistance is made available through a Presidential Disaster Declaration signed Thursday by President Obama.

Counties included in the declaration are Brule, Buffalo, Fall River, Haakon, Hughes, Jackson, Jerauld, Jones, Lyman, McCook, Oglala Lakota and Stanley. Also included are the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe as well as the Oglala Sioux Tribe that lies within Oglala Lakota County.

All of the counties and tribes included in the declaration were those included in the Governor’s request to the President earlier this month.

Various storms occurred between June 17 and 24. The weather events included an EF-2 tornado near Hayes, winds of 60 to 95 miles an hour in different storms, golf ball to baseball sized hail and heavy rains. Damage included downed power lines, debris from fallen trees and washed out roads and bridges.  

Gov. Daugaard requested a disaster declaration on July 22 following county-by-county damage inspections by FEMA, state and local staff members.

A disaster declaration authorizes the federal government to provide recovery assistance for up to 75 percent of the eligible costs. 


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Onida Red Cross Volunteer Returns Home Thursday

Friday, July 31, 2015

Onida resident Nancy McKenney, who has spent this past week helping with Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Illinois, returned home Thursday. 

 McKenney has been working to help citizens impacted by tornadoes and other emergencies in Peoria, Illinois.  The long-time Red Cross volunteer served as Government Liasion, where she helped storm victims with various needs to get them on the road to recovery.  The Red Cross offered meals to workers and local citizens, among other storm assistance.

McKenney was in Illinois for about a week and a half.

Besides Illinois, McKenney has also assisted victims of weather related disasters including the Delmont tornado among many other volunteer efforts.


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Oahe Inc Gave Away A Boat Package Thursday As Part Of Their Raffle Efforts

Friday, July 31, 2015

Oahe, Inc. gave away their $20,000 boat raffle package, which includes a brand new boat, motor and trailer, Thursday night. The lucky winner was Mary Weinheimer.

The boat package will be given away at the Steamboat Park on Thursday evening.

The boat was donated thanks to Fisher Rounds and Associates and the Pierre Sports Center. Congratulations goes out once again to Mary Weinheimer. 


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Rapid Sinks Post 8 With Early Run Barrage

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Pierre Post 8 baseball team suffered their first loss in the 2015 State A Legion Tournament on Thursday evening to Rapid City Post 22 by a score of 11-1.

The Hardhats were quick to strike in the second round game with six runs in the first inning. Pierre starting pitcher Will Ellwanger would settle down & shut out Rapid over the next four innings. However, Ellwanger would not receive any run support until Cooper Carter hit a sacrifice fly to score Landon Badger.  Rapid would score three more runs in the 7th & two more in the 8th to inflict the mercy rule.

With the loss, Post 8's season is on the line with a win or go home game against SF West at 3PM.

Coverage can be heard on KCCR Radio starting at 2:45PM. 


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Fort Thompson Man Convicted Of Sexual Contact By Force

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Fort Thompson man convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact by Force was sentenced earlier this week.

22 year old Dillon Bagola was sentenced to 10 years in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release. Bagola was indicted in August of 2014 and pled guilty in March of 2015.

The conviction stems from an incident in early August of 2014, when the victim was attending a birthday party. After the party, Bagola was to give the victim a ride home, but instead drove out to North Shore Road in Fort Thompson. He pulled over and forced the juvenile victim to engage in a sexual act with him.

Bagola was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshalls. 


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