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Month: December, 2014

Two Scoring Runs Give Lady Governors Third Win

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A 12-0 to begin the game & an 8-0 run in the second quarter was the fuel the Pierre Lady Governor basketball team needed to defeat Watertown Tuesday night at Riggs by a score of 64-44. The Lady Governors once again took advantage of their opponent’s poor shooting night. The Arrows shot 26 percent from the field, including missing their first six to start the game. Senior Sydney Palmer tallied a game high 27 points in the victory as the Lady Governors are now 3-0. Pierre will be back in action after the New Year on Saturday January 3rd when they travel to Brookings. 

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Governors Sneak Past Watertown

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A low scoring affair in the first half turned into an offensive explosion in the second half as the Pierre Governor basketball team defeated the Watertown Arrows Tuesday night 45-41. Both teams struggled to put the ball in the hoop in the first half as the Arrows led Pierre at the intermission 17-10. The Governors and Arrows found more of a rhythm in the second half. Pierre would outscore Watertown 35-24 to improve their overall record to 2-1. Erin Severyn led the Governors on the score sheet with 18 points. Pierre travels to Brookings Saturday. 

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Knights of Columbus To Sponsor Free Throw Competition

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

All girls and boys ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the St. John’s Knights of Columbus free throw shooting competition, which will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the new Elementary School Gym on Main Street in Fort Pierre.

Each contestant receives three warm-up tosses followed by 15 consecutive Free Throw attempts from the appropriate age-designated foul line.  To break a tie, contestants take a second round of five free throws.  Successive rounds of five free throws each continue until a winner emerges.  Winners will advance to District, State and possibly International Competition.

Registration begins at 8:30 CST and competition begins at 9:00 CST. Contestants must provide proof of age and written parental consent. All shooters will receive a participation certificate and the winners of each age group will receive a brand new basketball. If you need additional information contact Rob Coverdale at 280-0372 or John Duffy at 280-2559.

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Temperatures start to warm up

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

You know it has been cold when high temperatures in the double digits are considered a warming trend.

After a period of single digit highs and lows below zero, it starts to warm up today in the Pierre-Fort Pierre area. Sort of.

This morning will continue to be cold. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. CST. The coldest wind chill readings this morning will be 20 below to 30 below.

Highs are expected in the teens and 20s today as we wave good-bye to 2014. On Thursday, the first day of 2015, temperatures are expected to move into the upper 20s.

The forecast for the rest of the week calls for sunny skies. There is a chance of light snow Saturday. By the start of next week, it will be colder again with high temperatures around 10 degrees above.


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#GivingTuesday success for St. Mary’s project

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tuesdays in December were good for a special project at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital.

St. Mary’s Foundation used the international #GivingTuesday project to successfully raise $20,000 to purchase four new birthing beds for the hospital.

#GivingTuesday is an international effort designed to encourage people to give to their favorite charity or organization on Tuesdays in December. Kellie Yackley of Avera St. Mary’s Foundation says the goal will be reached once all pledges are collected. She says the support was tremendous.

Yackley says her favorite donation story – among many – happened on Christmas Eve. She says someone called and donated $2,000 to the project. 

The new birthing beds will be part of the overall expansion of the hospital’s Women’s Center and Newborn Nursery.


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Sobriety checkpoints planned in Hughes, Lyman counties

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sobriety checkpoints are planned for sometime in January in both Hughes and Lyman counties.

The checkpoints are done by the state Highway Patrol as a way to discourage people from drinking and driving.

Checkpoints are planned also in the counties of Beadle, Brown, Brule, Clay, Codington, Davison, Day, Hutchinson, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Moody, Pennington, Roberts and Yankton.



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Fuller honored for service to Hughes County

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Roger Fuller, who each day quietly went about his job, was honored for just that Tuesday.

Fuller, who is the director of equalization for Hughes County, was honored at the year’s final commission meeting. Fuller is leaving the job today after 33 years with the county, 31 ½ years as the director of the county’s equalization office.

Commissioners declared Tuesday as Roger Fuller Day in Hughes County. The proclamation honored Fuller for his “calm and organized manner” and his ability to deal with all types of people from “irate property owners to impatient real estate appraisers to insurance agents, banks and prospective home buyers.”

During his time with Hughes County, Fuller has watched the value of properties dramatically increase and growth expand within the county. But Fuller says what he will remember most is the people he has worked with, especially those on the second floor of the courthouse where his office is located.

As KCCR News first reported when Fuller announced his resignation, Fuller won’t retire when he leaves the county. Starting Friday, Fuller begins works as a consultant for the Stanley County Equalization Office. That is where he first started his career before moving to Hughes County.

Fuller says his goal is to help the office provide the services needed to the taxpayers.

All of the attention about his departure, Fuller admits, has been uncomfortable. Fuller says he has just been doing his job.

Hughes County is searching for a new equalization director.  Applications are being accepted through  January 22. 


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Secretary of State-elect Krebs to take oath of office Friday

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Secretary of State-elect Shantel Krebs will be sworn into office Friday, allowing her new office staff time to prepare for the legislative session which starts January 13.

Those constitutional officers elected this year are scheduled to take the oath of office during the official swearing-in at noon Saturday, January 10, in the Capitol Rotunda.

But Krebs says she wants to take the oath early so she and her staff can prepare for the start of the legislative session on January 13. She says the Secretary of State’s office is busy during the session especially at the beginning in distributing lobbyist badges and other documents.           

It is not unusual for a constitutional officer to take the oath of office early. Outgoing Secretary of State Jason Gant, who did not run for re-election, did the same thing four years ago. Krebs says the early swearing-in allows her office time to prepare for the session.

Krebs and her three deputies – Tom Deadrick, Kea Warne and Teresa Bray – will be sworn in at 8 a.m. Friday by Chief Justice David Gilbertson in the Supreme Court chambers. Krebs says several of Gant’s current staff then will spend the day working with the new staff on the transition.

Krebs says she also will participate in the official swearing-in of the newly elected constitutional officers on January 10.  

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Pierre Police urge people to be careful in tonight's celebrations

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

If you are going to ring in 2015 tonight, Pierre Police reminds you to use common sense.

Police Captain Elton Blemaster, who was in the KCCR Studios this morning, says New Year’s Eve  is still a busy night for many people and law enforcement.

Blemaster urges people to be responsible. Among the tips:

*** People who have too much to drink should make sure they have a designated driver or call River Cities Transit for a ride.

** The same goes for those hosting people in their home. Blemaster says people should not allow any guest who is too intoxicated to drive home.

Blemaster says more people each year understand the need to be careful on New Year’s Eve. But he says it still comes down to being responsible.

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Lady Buffs Win First Game

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday night’s game wasn’t the prettiest of victories but the Stanley County Lady Buffaloes defeated the Kadoka Kougars 43-23 to win their first game of the season. In a game where both teams turned the ball over at a consistent rate, the Lady Buffs were still able to build a sizeable 27-9 advantage at halftime. Kiyanna Martin once again led the Lady Buffs on the score sheet with a game high 12 points. The Lady Buffs will travel to Kadoka on Saturday to face New Underwood in the Kadoka Classic with game time set for 11AM. 

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