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Month: August, 2016

Rounds Hears Earful From Landowners Tuesday

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

South Dakota U.S. Senator Mike Rounds, Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight, held a committee hearing in Rapid City on Tuesday.

Rounds says the sub-committee focused on how the EPA, Corps of Engineers and Fish and Wildlife treat private landowners when they talk about the rule making process…

(ROUNDS 1)

Rounds adds that the Waters of the US rule was a major concern from landowners and homeowners that attended the hearing…

(ROUNDS 2)

The Waters of the US rule has been stayed in federal court. The courts agreed with South Dakota and 17 other states around the country who said WOTUS should be stopped until there can be a full court hearing. 


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Discovery Center Sends Five Future Teachers To NASA

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Five future South Dakota teachers enrolled in the SD Discovery Center Rising Star Educator Program were selected to travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center earlier this summer to train with NASA education experts.

Those that attended were Bridget Dupris and Jerris Veaux-LeBeau of Eagle Butte;  Stormie Clifford-Riise and Sarah Clifford of Martin, and Loreli Lawrence of Rapid City. These students joined others from across the nation from minority serving institutions to participate in the Minority University Research and Education Project Educator Institute.

The institute engages participants in pre-institute online instruction, a 5-day on-site institute experience at a NASA center, and online post-institute instruction.

These students were able to participate in this unique opportunity through their work in the Rising Star Educator Program. The program is a NASA grant funded program awarded to the Pierre SD Discovery Center. The program offers pre-service teachers living in or near Native American communities’ financial and instructional support to increase their content knowledge and methodologies before entering the classroom.  


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Summer Workgroup In Pierre Studying Dyslexia

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A summer workgroup studying dyslexia has been meeting in Pierre periodically over the summer.

The committee was set up by the state legislature earlier this year after a bill calling for the recognition and special instruction of dyslexic students in the state’s public schools failed in a Senate committee and deferred to the workgroup. The bill faced powerful opposition from the South Dakota Department of Education.

South Dakota Representative Lynne DiSanto sits on the workgroup, and says the conversations have been difficult. She adds that the group has found that dyslexia students are not receiving help in some schools.

DiSanto says as a parent, she has been hearing multiple stories from concerned parents of dyslexic students.

She adds that there does not seem to be unity among the group on how to address the problem. The group will be meeting one more time in the next few months, and DiSanto is hopeful the group can come to a consensus. 


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Lady Gov's Volleyball Sweep Brookings

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Well it was a good night for the Lady Govs Volleyball team as they had their first home game of the season against Brookings.

The Lady Govs would win this one in straight sets. In set number one it would be dominated by the Lady Govs as they would win this one 25-15. Then in set two after being down 17-10 the Lady Govs would battle back and win the set 25-23. In the third and what would be the final set again they would dominate most of the set to win it 25-16. The Lady Govs improve to 2-1.

Peyton Pietz lead the team with 7 kills, Hallie Jerone had 10 digs and Erika Stout had 13 assists. The Lady Govs will be back in action again this weekend as they will take on Watertown on the road on Saturday starting at 7 pm. 


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Govs Golf Team Back To Their Winning Ways

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Pierre Govenor Golf team was back in action yesterday as they competed in the Aberdeen Central Invite. The Govs were able to bring this one home as they won with a final score of 311 in the 10 team invite, Aberdeen Central was second with a final score of 318 and Aberdeen Roncalli was third with a final score of 321.

For the indivual portion of the invite Andrew VanGerpen was tied for first after 18 holes and ended up losing in a playoff. Austin Hoss was able to finish the invite in third while Parker Pietz was able to finish in 7th.

 The Govs golf team will be back in action on Friday as they will play in the Sturgis Invite from the Boulder Canyon Country Club starting at 9 am MT. 


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Tough Night For Pierre Soccer Teams

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Well it was a tough night for the Pierre Govs and Lady Govs soccer teams as they both get shutout against Aberdeen Central. The Lady Govs faced their first lost of the season as Aberdeen Central beat the Lady Govs 2-0. The Lady Govs had been out scoring their oppenets 23-1 so far this season and it was the first time they had not scored a goal in a game this season.

In the boys game Aberdeen Central would continue with the shut out trend as they beat the Govs 4-0. This was Aberdeen Centrals 5th shutout of the season. Aberdeen Scored all four of their goals in the first half.

The Governors and Lady Governors return home this weekend to face Rapid City Stevens on Friday and Rapid City Central on Saturday. Both games on Saturday can be heard right here on Todays KCCR. 


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Pierre Puts Yard Waste To Good Use

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

All the brown stuff you take out of your yard each fall is helping to make the city greener.

Each year the City of Pierre recycles nearly 3.5 million pounds of yard waste –turning leaves, garden waste and grass into high-quality compost.  That compost is then screened to remove any inorganic material and used to reestablish soil throughout Pierre.

City Solid Waste Manager Val Keller says that the City has utilized the compost by incorporating it with top soil and has seen very good vegetation as a result.

It takes three to twelve months for the Solid Waste Facility to turn yard waste into ideal compost. The decomposition process is dependent on ambient air temperature and generally slows in the winter months.

The Solid Waste Facility staff places the yard waste in large windrows.  Once the temperature of the windrows is between 130 and 140 degrees, the staff runs a compost turner over the product to aerate the material and help along the biological composting process.

If you’re interested in using the compost on private property, it can be purchased from the Solid Waste Facility for $15 per ton plus tax with a minimum charge of $3 plus tax.  The compost is analyzed and registered as a fertilizer with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. 

For the analysis or additional information on the compost, please contact the Pierre Solid Waste Facility at 605.773.7434.


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Murdo Man Charged After Throwing Milk On Interstate

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Murdo man was charged earlier this month for allegedly throwing a half-gallon of chocolate milk off of an Interstate bypass onto a passing semi-truck.

The Murdo police department charged 19 year old Jacob Arendt on August 8th after he and a group of friends bought the milk at the Pilot Travel Center in Murdo, and then went on top of the bridge passing over Interstate 90 and dropped the milk onto an eastbound semi-truck.

According to court documents, the milk broke the windshield of the truck and then landed in the passenger seat. The driver of the vehicle pulled over and called called 911.

Arendt was charged with throwing a substance upon public ways. Jones County States Attorney Anita Fuoss is handling the case at this point. 


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Local Law Enforcement Offering Free Community Meal Friday

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

To show their appreciation for all the community support they have received over the last few months, local law enforcement agencies will be providing a free meal to the community before the football game Friday night.

Since Korner Grocery put out a challenge to local community members to thank law enforcement, the response has been outstanding, so the law enforcement community decided to return the favor.

Pierre City Commissioner Jamie Huizenga says several agencies have collaborated to provide the meal for anyone. The will be serving up brats, hot dogs, and pulled pork sandwiches. 

The meal will be served beginning at 6:00 P.M. Friday at Hollister Field. A free will donation will accepted for the Pierre Football team, however the meal if free to anyone. 


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Pierre Woman Arrested After Embezzling From Employer

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Pierre woman has been arrested on a grand theft charge after stealing from her employer.

According to Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster, 25 year old Sarah Seibel was arrested Tuesday morning just before 10:00 A.M. on a charge of grand theft over 1,000 dollars.

Blemaster says Seibel was arrested for allegedly embezzling money from a business in the 1800 block of East Dakota in Pierre. Blemaster says the arrest comes after she was alleged to have made “unauthorized charges for personal use.” The arrest record indicates that the “unauthorized charges” were between the amounts of 5,000 and 100,000 dollars.

Grand theft over 1,000 dollars is a class four felony, punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and a $20,000 fine.

Seibel is currently being held in the Hughes County Jail. She is innocent until such time as proven guilty. 


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