Yearly Archives: 2021

City Of Pierre Wins Wellmark MATCH Grant For Outdoor Municipal Pool

City Of Pierre Wins Wellmark MATCH Grant For Outdoor Municipal Pool

PIERRE — The City of Pierre could get help funding a 12-million dollar outdoor municipal pool with community backing. The Wellmark Foundation has given Pierre a 100-thousand dollar MATCH grant. MATCH stands for Matching Assets to Community Health. Wellmark Foundation Executive Director Mary Lawyer says the grant is designed to help communities get residents active…read more »

State Officials Focus On Curbing Highway Fatality Numbers

State Officials Focus On Curbing Highway Fatality Numbers

PIERRE — South Dakota highway fatalities last year were thirty eight percent higher than 2019. One hundred forty one people died in one hundred thirty two crashes last year. The 2019 total of one hundred two fatalities was the lowest number since records started in 1947.  Amanda Hossle, Director of the Office of Highway Safety, says…read more »

Pierre Track and Field have Strong Showing in Aberdeen Invite

Pierre Track and Field have Strong Showing in Aberdeen Invite

The Pierre Governors were one of four teams competing on Saturday in Aberdeen trying to avoid the rain and stay warm, but the Governors had no problems with their showing at Swisher Field. Pierre had multiple winners on the afternoon in both Boys and Girls events. Spencer Skjonsberg won the high jump with a PR…read more »

Food Delivery App Door Dash Operating In Pierre/Fort Pierre Area

Food Delivery App Door Dash Operating In Pierre/Fort Pierre Area

PIERRE — The popular food delivery app Door Dash is now available at select Pierre/Fort Pierre establishments. Marnie Vance kicked off Door Dash in Pierre on April 26th… Walgreens, Dairy Queen and Richie Z’s in Pierre and Pizza Ranch in Fort Pierre have all enrolled as businesses you can Door Dash with. Door Dash allows…read more »

SDSU Fall Schedule Finalized

SDSU Fall Schedule Finalized

While the South Dakota State University football team continues its run in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs this spring, the Jackrabbits’ fall schedule has been completed. Filling the 2021 fall schedule is a Sept. 11 home game against Lindenwood, which was a late replacement after Tarleton State recently canceled. Kickoff for the Sept. 11 home…read more »

Pierre School Board To Meet Tonight In Regular Session

Pierre School Board To Meet Tonight In Regular Session

PIERRE — The Pierre School District Board of Education is meeting tonight at the District Administration Building. The Board will consider approval of the agenda and a seven-item consent calendar before hearing comments from Superintendent Dr. Kelly Glodt. Board and public comments will follow before Board members give first reading to proposed changes to the…read more »

Governors Sweep Sturgis behind Getz Complete Game Shutout

Governors Sweep Sturgis behind Getz Complete Game Shutout

The Pierre Governors received a complete game shutout by Brady Getz in game two of a sweep of the Sturgis Scoopers in a 8-5 and 4-0 doubleheader on Sunday. Getz allowed just five base runners on two hits in the second game, and only two men were left stranded in the seven shutout innings for…read more »

Current Storm Track Holding Rain. Severe Storms At Bay

Current Storm Track Holding Rain. Severe Storms At Bay

ABERDEEN — With the jet stream moving the storm track far to the south, it leaves much of the northern plains in the uncertain zone.  South Dakota State Climatologist Laura Edwards says the outlooks don’t give them much direction… Edwards says May is a big month for spring rains.. Edwards says the last part of the…read more »

Tourism Officials Modifying Message To Target Travelers

Tourism Officials Modifying Message To Target Travelers

PIERRE — As South Dakota gears up for the summer travel season, the messages are sharply focused.  State Tourism Department Secretary Jim Hagen says they have modified their messaging… Hagen says they have narrowed down to four main messaging groups… Hagen says with more road trips, gas prices can become an issue.. Hagen says all the…read more »

Pierre Tennis Wins Own Tournament

Pierre Tennis Wins Own Tournament

The Pierre Governor Tennis team had just about everything go right for them on Friday as Pierre won its own Invitational Tournament behind three of the total nine flights winning championships. Spencer Kelly and Luke Leingang were the two guys to win the championships in the three flights; each won their singles flight with Leingang…read more »