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Month: July, 2016

Legislatures Interim Planning Committee Meets In Pierre Monday

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The South Dakota Legislatures Interim planning committee will hold their third meeting of the summer Monday in Pierre.

The committee continues work on the performance management review process of state departments, which was enacted by this year’s legislature.

Committee Chairman Scott Munsterman of Brookings says the morning discussions will consist of discussion on how to better prepare state prison inmates for the workforce after life behind bars.

Munsterman adds that through the last few years, the committee’s main focus has been workforce development, and they didn’t want to leave prison inmates out of the conversation.

Munsterman adds that they will discuss how the state can possibly develop more career and technical opportunities inside of the prisons.

In addition, they will be meeting with the secretaries of four different state departments in the afternoon. Munsterman says his ultimate goal is to get the departments to be run more efficiently. The meeting begins at 10:00 A.M. in room 413 of the Capitol and it is open to the public. 

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Thune Was On "Long List" Of Potential VP Candidates

Sunday, July 31, 2016

As South Dakota Senator John Thune continues to move up the Senate Leadership ladder in Washington DC over the last few years, some wonder if he was considered this year as a Vice-Presidential candidate to even out the Republican Presidential ticket for Donald Trump.

Thune says he was on the “long list” of potential vice-presidential candidates…

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Thune adds that picking Mike Pence was the right thing to do…

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Thune engendered some speculation last year that he might run in the 2016 presidential election, but he declined to run, stating that his "window...might have closed in 2012. 

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Concrete Coming To Stanley County Courthouse Parking Lot

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Stanley County Courthouse west parking lot will be repaved within a month with concrete.

At a special meeting of the Stanley County Commissioners last week, they approved repaving the parking lot with concrete. Stanley County Auditor Phil Edwards says Highway Superintendent Lee Smith is already in the process of getting the equipment ready for the project.

Edwards adds that the Highway Department will be performing the majority of the duties on the project.

There is no estimated cost of the project at this point; however it will be less than 25,000 dollars. 

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Baseball Size Hail Falls In Sully County Saturday

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Baseball size hail fell in areas of Hughes and Sully County Saturday night.

A late season severe thunderstorm wreaked havoc on various areas Saturday evening around 8:30, including totaling a Sully County Sherriff’s Department vehicle.

Sully County Sheriff Bill Stahl says baseball size hail was confirmed in two different areas of the county…

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The system was very scattered, with Onida seeing dime sized hail in city limits.

Aberdeen National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Connelly confirms the baseball size hail reports…

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2.75 inch (baseball size) hail also fell in the Grey Goose area, north of Pierre.

He adds that there were other spots that has estimated baseball size hail between Mobridge and Pierre, but the report near Onida was the only confirmed baseball size hail. The Gettysburg area received golf ball size hail.

Connelly says the area is seeing some more last season storms due to June being extremely hot…

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Officially in Pierre Saturday, the airport received 1.88 and 2.2 inches fell near the hospital. 

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Fire Southwest of Fort Pierre Fully Contained Week Later

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Officials from the Fort Pierre National Grasslands have confirmed that the War Creek Fire in Jones County southwest of Fort Pierre has been contained.

On Friday, the War Creek Fire on the Fort Pierre National Grassland was declared controlled, meaning that there was no burning material left within 100 feet of the fire’s perimeter.  Regular fire patrols will continue there until the fire is declared out.   

Fort Pierre National Grassland District Ranger Dan Svingen says the fire was located about 16 miles south-southwest of Ft. Pierre. The lightening-caused fire started on July 23 and eventually burned 633 acres, of which 501 acres were on the National Grassland and 132 acres were on private land.  

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Post 8 Season Comes To an End

Friday, July 29, 2016
Post 8 saw their season come to an end yesterday as they lost to Brandon Valley 11-2 in Sioux Falls. Peyton Zabel took the loss for Pierre Post eight. He lasted just two innings, walked three, struck out one, and allowed five runs. Ryan Meyer got the win for Brandon Valley. He allowed one run over four innings. Meyer struck out two, walked none and gave up four hits. Pierre Post eight got one-run rallies in the first inning and the sixth. In the first, Pierre Post eight scored on an RBI single by Quinn Reimers, scoring Conner Gerber. An RBI single drove in Post 8s final run of the day in the 8th. State tournament results for yesterday RC Post 22 4 Watertown 0, SF East 2 Renner 1 and RC Post 320 3, SF West 1     
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Post 8 U 14 Splits Games Yesterday

Friday, July 29, 2016

Pierre Post eight U14 jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to hold on and lost 3-2 to Mitchell on Thursday. While Pierre Post eight U14 led until the fifth inning,

Mitchell worked its way back and took the lead. Kerr got the win for Mitchell. He allowed two runs over seven innings. He struck out none, walked one and surrendered five hits.

AJ Goeden was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just six innings, walked three, struck out four, and allowed three runs.

Pierre Post eight U14 jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second. Cobey Carr kicked things off for Pierre Post eight U14 with a single. A stolen base then moved Carr from first to second. Cole Nelson singled, plating Carr. More runs came home for Pierre Post eight U14 when Nelson scored on an RBI double by Matthew Heilman. Mitchell never trailed after scoring three runs in the fifth on a two-run double.

Post 8 responded in the afternoon game yesterday beating Aberdeen 17-0. They will play today at 2 pm against the host team in Brookings. 

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Pierre High School Spring Baseball Names Awards

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Pierre High School Club baseball team has announced its post season awards. Landon Badger was named as a first team All Star player the senior outfielder who hit .413 with 2 home runs and 24 RBI’s which was tops on the team for the season. 

Named to the second team All-State squad was catcher Spencer Sarringer, pitcher Quinn Reimers and pitcher Joe King.  All four players along with Conner Gerber were named to the All Region team and senior Max Reinke was named Academic All State.

Newcomer of the Year went to Garrett Stout and Joe King was named the Most Improved Player.  Conner Gerber earned the Mr. Hustle Award and Quinn Reimers was named the Top Pitcher.  The teams top hitter and Most Valuable Award winner is Landon Badger.  

The Pierre High School Spring baseball team was 17-6 this season and the Region 3A champion for a third consecutive year.  They were beaten in the semifinals of the State High School Baseball tournament on Memorial Day to Sioux Falls Lincoln.

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SD Libertarian's Holding State Convention Saturday

Friday, July 29, 2016

The South Dakota Libertarian Party will hold its annual convention Saturday in Aberdeen.

They will be meeting at the Best Western Ramkota from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

South Dakota Libertarian party chairperson Ken Santema says the libertarian party believes in small government…

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The event is free and open to the public. Items scheduled to be discussed include a lawsuit against the state of South Dakota for ballot access, nominating officers to party roles and nominating candidates for state office.

According to Santema, dissatisfied Republicans are looking at another candidate for president, and that is where Libertarian Presidential Candidate and former Aberdeen resident Gary Johnson comes into play…

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The Libertarian Party is the only third party in the upcoming presidential election that is on the ballot in all 50 states for president.  Johnson is a former Aberdeen resident, living in the Hub City between the ages of 6 to 13 and attending Henry Neil Simmons Junior High.

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Local Rawlins Library Averages Over 400 Patrons Every Day

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Rawlins Municipal Library in Pierre has had a very successful first half of the year.

From the beginning of January until the end of June, the Library averaged over 400 people that walk in their doors every single day.

Pierre City Commissioner Jamie Huizenga, who serves on the library board, says if residents have not been to the library lately, its time…

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Huizenga says with today’s technology of being able to read books online, the Library is still extremely vital to the community…

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Starting in September, Rawlins Library will host a series of special programs just for senior citizens. The program will be held the first Monday of the month from 1 to 3 pm. For more information on everything going on at the Library, call 773-7421.

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