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Month: August, 2017

Pierre Commission Approves Purchase Of Eagle Creek Building

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Despite a great deal of opposition at the Pierre City Commission meeting Tuesday night, the commission unanimously voted to approve the purchase of the Eagle Creek building for a future city hall.

The Commission agreed on a purchase agreement for the Eagle Creek Building, located just behind Northridge Plaza, for a purchase price of 3.8 million dollars.

City staff recommended to the commission last week purchasing the building due to it being much more cost effective than building new, along with the fact that there would be a revenue stream from leasing out the second floor of the building to Eagle Creek.

Before the vote Tuesday, the commission listened to several residents who were not sold on the idea. One of those residents was Aaron Scheibe. Scheibe, speaking as a Pierre resident only, says that a city hall should be accessible to all citizens. He says moving city hall to northeast Pierre would take away that accessibility…

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Andy Johnson also spoke in opposition, saying he did not support the new location…

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Four more residents spoke to the commission Tuesday night in opposition, with nobody speaking at the meeting in full support.

Newly appointed Pierre City Commissioner Vona Johnson, when speaking in favor of the purchase, says that change is not always a bad thing…

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Despite the many comments in opposition at Tuesday night’s meeting, Pierre Mayor Steve Harding says over the last week, he has had countless comments from residents in support of the purchase. He says Pierre should be celebrating this opportunity…

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The closing date of this purchase shall be October 2nd, or such later date if there is a petition to refer this matter to a vote of the people.

The city commission has been discussing for many years about a needed replacement for the current city hall along Dakota Street. Among many other deficiencies, the current building that houses city hall is not ADA compliant, has contained asbestos, and hazardous materials present.

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Tuesday Accident Sends Pierre Man To The Hospital

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Pierre man was transported to the hospital after a vehicle accident in Pierre Tuesday.

On Tuesday morning just before 12 noon, Pierre Police officers responded to a car and motorcycle collision at the intersection of Highland and Broadway.

Pierre Police Captain Jason Jones says that officers determined that 66 year old Jan Osterkamp of Pierre was traveling west bound on Broadway through the intersection on a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle. He was then struck by a 2005 Chevy Impala which was traveling south bound on Highland, driven by 55 year old April Neuhauser of Fort Pierre.  Traffic was diverted on scene for a short time as officers and AMR ambulance staff accessed injuries to Osterkamp left side and arm. Osterkamp was ultimately transported to Avera St Mary’s Emergency Room for further treatment. The extent of his injuries is not known at this time.

Neuhauser was cited for a stop sign violation. Other agencies responding were the Hughes Co Sheriff’s Office and the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 

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United Way Kicks Off Campaign

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Capital Area United Way kicked off its 2017-2018 “Be Someone’s Hero” campaign Tuesday night at the Capital University Center in Pierre.

The kickoff marks the start of the United Way’s annual fundraising effort. This year’s event featured a social including appetizers, beverages, and an opportunity to meet local heroes in our community. 

Capital Area United Way Executive Director Christina Oey says that the event and kickoff is an exciting time for United Way…

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The campaign co-chairs for this upcoming year were announced Tuesday night. Oey says that Ann and Michael Shoup have been selected a campaign chairs…

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The United Way also announced their campaign goal for this upcoming campaign. The goal this year is 610,000 dollars…

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The money raised here by the United Way stays here to support vital community programs including the Imagination Library, Girls on the Run, Project H.E.R.O and Say Yes to the Dance. The Capital Area United Way also has 21 nonprofit Partner Agencies that address critical community health and human care needs.  

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Great Outdoor Youth Adventure Returns This Weekend

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The 3rd annual Great Outdoor Youth adventure will be held this weekend in Pierre.  The deadline to register for the event has already passed.

The Saturday event will include events like firearm safety, fishing, archery, crafts, and more. Event Co-Organizer Jess McEentaffer says that many sponsors make this event free of charge to area youth…

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The afternoon session is set up for the older children and teens. They will learn about firearm safety, trap shooting, archery, hunting, and another demonstration by the South Dakota Highway Patrol’s Canine unit. 

McEentaffer adds that they could always use adult volunteers on Saturday during the all-day event…

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The Great Outdoors Youth Adventure may seem like it is geared more towards kids, but it is a great chance for parents to bond with their kids as well. The event is Saturday at the Izaak Walton Club.  

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Vietnam War Screening To Be Held In Pierre Tonight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting a free preview screening of The Vietnam War, the new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tonight in Pierre.

The screening will be held this evening at 6:00 pm in Amphitheater II at the Ramkota Hotel in Pierre. 

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Larry Zimmerman says attendees will view a 30 minute screening and then have open floor discussions…    

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The Department will also have all of their staff and all the county and tribal veterans’ service officers at the event, so if any veterans have questions on benefits they will have answers for you.

Zimmerman would like to extend a special invitation to all Vietnam Veterans to join the Department at this viewing, along with anyone from the public.

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Zanin Sets School Record Lady Govs Win; Govs Delayed

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Lady Govs and Govs soccer teams were in action yesterday afternoon as they hosted their first home match of the season against Spearfish.

The girls would play first and dominate from start to finish winning 7-0. Joanna Zanin would set a school record with six goals all in the first half. Emily Mikkelsen was able to add the other goal. The Lady Govs see their record improve to 2-0 on the season.

On the boys side mother nature decided to interrupt this game as the boys had a 1-0 lead at half time before a rain delay stopped the game for good for the night. The ADs from Pierre and Spearfish will make a decision together on whether to continue to play the game at a later date or not.

The Lady Govs and the Govs will be back in action on Friday as they will host Aberdeen Central. The girls will play at 4 pm while the boys will play after at 6 pm. 

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Middle School Volleyball and Football Meeting For Stanley County Next Tuesday

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Middle school students who plan on participating in volleyball or football will have a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 22 right after school.

If you have your physical and other paperwork completed, please bring it at that time, or you can turn it in early to Ms. Nash at Parkview.

All 6th graders will need a physical before participating in sports, and all other students who haven’t had one previously will need one before they will be allowed to practice.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Nash at 223-7741 ext 107.

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Missouri Valley and Big Sky Conferences Announce A Challenge Series

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

(From the SDSU sports desk)

ST. LOUIS - In an effort to publicize current matchups and promote future non-conference scheduling between two of the premier FCS conferences, the Missouri Valley Football Conference and the Big Sky Conference have announced a Challenge Series between the two leagues.

The Challenge Series kicks off Sept. 9 with five matchups, including South Dakota State traveling to Montana State. The Jackrabbits and Bobcats also are scheduled to play Sept. 8, 2018, at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings to complete their home-and-home agreement.

Over the past four seasons, institutions in the two conferences have played one another 35 times. The MVFC has the advantage in that span, although the Big Sky and MVFC split last year's eight meetings, 4-4. This year, institutions in the two leagues will play one another eight times, including six times at Big Sky sites.

Since being founded in 1985, the MVFC has an all-time edge of 50-33 in games played between their institutions, which includes 30 playoff meetings. Notably, the Big Sky and the MVFC make up two of only three leagues to have two or more playoff teams every year since 1999.

In each of the past three seasons, the MVFC and Big Sky, meanwhile, have combined to produce eight of the 24 teams in the NCAA Division I Football Championship playoff field. Since the FCS playoffs began in 1978, the two leagues have combined to produce 13 national champions.

This year, a total of nine teams representing the two leagues highlight the STATS FCS top-25 pre-season rankings. All eight matchups will feature at least one team that is a pre-season top-25 squad, and in two of those matchups both teams are ranked.

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Govs Football Preparing For Season

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Pierre Govs football team has been on the practice field since last Thursday preparing for their up coming season. They will open the season on August 25th when they will travel to Harrisburg.

Head Coach of the Govs Steve Steele is going into his second season and he says his expectations are to be better Coach Steel expectations.MP3.

The Govs are coming into this season with high hopes but on the offense side of the ball they lost a lot of skill players, Coach Steele says that’s the big question right now Coach Steel replacing skill players.MP3.

The Govs have a pretty tough schedule this season Coach Steele says its going to be tough in the 11AA this year  Coach Steel Tough Schedule.MP3.

You can hear that full interview with head coach Steve Steele This evening as we will be having our football preview show right here on Today’s KCCR starting at 5:30 pm. 

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Stanley County Commissioner Resigns, Takes Job As Fairgrounds Manager

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

During a special meeting of the Stanley County Commissioners Wednesday evening, the commissioners approved the hire of Scott Deal as the new Stanley County Fairgrounds Manager.

Deal resigned from his position as a Stanley County Commissioner previous to that action, with his last day on the commission being September 1st.  Deal has served as a county commissioner since January of 2013.

The commission than approved the hiring of Deal as the new Fairgrounds manager, effective the 5th of September.

Deal, along with the other commissioner, have been operating the Fairgrounds since “letting go” of Aaron Brewer as the Fairgrounds manager last month.

The Stanley County Commissioners hired Brewer to take over the reins of the Stanley County Fairgrounds last year in April.

Deal stated that he just wants to proceed as things are, and are focused on getting the fairgrounds ready for the 4-H Finals Rodeo this weekend at the Fairgrounds.

In other business Thursday, the commissioner hired Sarah Furnival as Deputy Auditor for the county. 

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