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Month: September, 2017

Silver Anniversary For Heart Walk Saturday

Friday, September 22, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. (TodaysKCCR.com) -- The American Heart Associations 25th Annual Heartwalk is coming up this weekend, and that means it's time to take an assessment of your health and lifestyle.  Meshanna Heckenlaible, a long time supporter of the Heartwalk stopped by the KCCR studios to give some specifics about the walk;

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This year the Heartwalk is being held at Hyde Stadium once again.  Heckenlaible said that they were there earlier, and returning is nice, with all the new renovations at the ballpark.  And on that Saturday, Heckenlaible said there's lots of activity going on...

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Heckenlaible lists the honorees--and all of the new technology that's available to help you in your goals for a healthier heart--and lifestyle;

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For more details, be sure to stop by and like the Central SD Heartwalk Facebook page, or contact Meshanna at 222-1405.  You can also honor a person by getting a heart logo and card with the name of the person you want to remember--or have lost.  And, all honorees of the past 25 years are encouraged to participate Saturday, starting at 10AM at Hyde Stadium in Pierre.  


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Traditional Arts Demonstration Day Sept. 23 at Cultural Heritage Center

Friday, September 22, 2017


PIERRE, S.D. (News Release) -- Four American Indian traditional artists will be demonstrating their work on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

The free event, hosted by the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society, runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CDT. Refreshments will be served, and there is free admission to the museum galleries on that day.

Alana Traversie of Pierre will demonstrate beading. Traversie learned to bead earrings and create simple loom patterns at a young age Traversie’s specialty is beaded moccasins, and she takes great pride in every pair she makes.

Mike Marshall is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and makes his home there, on the reservation.  Marshall has extensive knowledge of traditional Lakota games and toys and will be making game pieces and playing traditional games with museum visitors.

Two artists will be demonstrating traditional star quilting – Jennifer Carter from Fort Pierre and Denise Lightningfire from Lantry. The single star that dominates most star quilts is made of small diamond-shaped fabric patches pieced together into eight sections. The eight-sided star is formed when these sections are joined together.

For more information about programs, events and exhibits at the Cultural Heritage Center, please call 605-773-3458 or visit history.sd.gov.


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Pierre Cuts Back Help Finalize 2018 Budget

Friday, September 22, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. (TodaysKCCR.com) -- Pierre Mayor Steve Harding talked about getting the bottom line to even out when working on the 2018 city budget. He said while the typical city projects will continue, they had to find other expenditures to cut back on. Harding said equipment for the city upkeep lost out on some new additions:

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Meanwhile the city continues to keep monies in their budget for outside agencies that serve a purpose for the city and it’s population. Those agencies Harding listed, and that are in the 2018 budget include; Capital Area Counciling, Capital City Band, Capital University Center, Central SD RSVP Program, CYI Center in Ft. Pierre, the Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center, Oahe Inc., Paws Animal Rescue, Pierre Area Referral, PEDCO, and River Cities Public Transit.

One area where the city has had to spend extra is on the city streets. Harding said that—since 2013, the number of city streets and blocks that have had repairs has grown—and it’s not stopping now:

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While a 47 million dollar budget at times suffers a strain to cover all projects, Harding and the city commission made sure that no reserves were used to reach that goal. And that policy goes back a little ways:

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City commissioners, along with Mayor Harding expressed a desire to help build the “rainy day” fund in reserves, for future unseen projects. Harding spoke recently on KCCR’s Ask The Mayor program.



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City of Pierre Awarded Grant From The Wellmark Foundation

Friday, September 22, 2017

DES MOINES, IA (News Release) — The Wellmark Foundation awarded the City of Pierre a $68,019.34 grant for the Marina Trail Connector. Organizations were able to request up to $100,000 in grant funding. To ensure community support for the grant project, communities were challenged to match this grant amount dollar-for-dollar.

The grant will build and define an ADA-compliant multi-modal trail that connects the city’s current trail system to the state of South Dakota’s Lewis and Clark trail. The trail enhancements include resurfacing and striping of trail lines, adding lighting, seating, and a rest area. Once complete, the trail will provide access to a fishable body of water.

The City of Pierre was one of 15 Large MATCH grant recipients from throughout Iowa and South Dakota. The Foundation received a total of 42 applications. Each of the grant recipients submitted projects that can help individuals, families and communities achieve better health through safe and healthy environments that encourage physical activity and access to and consumption of nutritious foods.

This was the fifth year The Wellmark Foundation offered the MATCH grant program. 


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Film With Pierre Ties Makes Debut At South Dakota Film Fest

Friday, September 22, 2017


PIERRE, S.D. (TodaysKCCR.com) -- A film with local ties makes its debut this weekend. 

Andrew Kightlinger directed the film Tater Tot & Patton which will make its South Dakota premiere this Saturday, September 23rd in Aberdeen at the South Dakota Film Festival.   

Kightlinger tells us what the film is about:

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Kightlinger says there are some local names that appear in the film:

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There are some big names that also appear in the film:

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Tater Tot & Patton was shot on just north of Fort Pierre.  Kightlinger explains how they ended up shooting in central South Dakota:

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You’ll also see some local businesses in the film:

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Kightlinger says they plan on showing the film in Pierre sometime in 2018.

Tater Tot & Patton will show at 7 P.M. Saturday during the South Dakota Film Festival in Aberdeen.   You can purchase tickets in advance by visiting SouthDakotaFilmFest.org.


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Lady Govs and Govs Soccer Play In Final Regular Season Game Of The Year

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Pierre Lady Govs and Govs soccer teams played in their final regular season game of the year last night against Brookings.

The Lady Govs were able to dominate winning 8-0 and won the ESD Conference for the very first time. The Lady Govs will now move into the post season were they will be no worse than a three seed, which will give them a bye in the first round of the playoffs.

On the boys side they would drop another tough contest to Brookings 5-2. Paul Heth and Casey Williams were able to score goals. Williams’s goal came on a penalty kick. The boys finish the season with a 1-10-1 record and will miss the post season for the very first time since soccer became a high school sport in South Dakota. 


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Lady Govs Volleyball Wins In Straight Sets

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Lady Govs volleyball team was in action last night in a back and forth affair with Brookings. The Lady Govs would win in straight sets 25-19, 28-26 and 25-22.

Erika Stout had a great night for Pierre as she had 10 kills. Also playing well as Halle Gronlund and Nicole Sarringar had 15 and 11 assists on the night. The Lady Govs served the ball well last night as Chole Kaiser had three aces. Anni Johnson from Brookings led the night with 12 kills.

The Lady Govs improve their record to 5-6 on the season. Their next match up will be on Tuesday as they will take on Watertown on the road. 


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Lady Buffs Volleyball Drops Tough One

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Stanley County Lady Buffs volleyball team was in action last night as they lost a tough one at home in straight sets to Potter County 13-25, 17-25 and 14-25.

Stanley County sees their record drop to 5-7 on the season. Next up for the Lady Buffs they will be on the road next week as Monday they will travel to Crow Creek and on Thursday they will go to Lemmon. 


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Sully Buttes Volleyball Dominates Again

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Sully Buttes Chargers volleyball team dominated last night against Sunshine Bible Academy winning in straight sets 25-11, 25-17 and 25-14.

Lauren Wittler had eight kills on the night for the Chargers. Serving the ball extremely well for the Chargers was Angela Guthmiller as she had six aces on the night. Rachel Guthmiller also served very well as she had four aces of her own.

Sully Buttes sees their record improve to 11-3 on the season as Sunshine Bible Academy sees their record drop to 3-6. Sully Buttes will be back in action tomorrow. 


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Pierre Govs Football Celebrate Homecoming Tonight

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Pierre Govs football team will be celebrating their homecoming at home tonight as they will take on Brookings at 7 pm.

The Govs were able to dominate Huron last week on the road 43-0 to improve their record to 3-0. Brookings comes into tonight’s game with a 2-2 record as they loss to Watertown last week 14-13. Head coach of the Pierre Govs Steve Steele Talks about the distractions that come with homecoming (Steve Steele Homecoming.mp3).

The Govs were able to win an exciting homecoming game last year and they will look to do the same again this year. Coach Steele talks about how good their running game can be (Steve Steele Brookings.mp3).

You’ll be able to hear this game right here on Todays KCCR. Pregame at 6:40 and kickoff will go at 7 pm. 


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