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TEA – The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System’s board of directors has awarded three more construction contracts – a $16.4 million contract to Eatherly Constructors of Leawood, Kan., for 17 miles of 16-inch diameter PVC pipe between Hull and Sheldon, Iowa; a $4,471,900 contract to DN Tan…

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OMAHA, Neb. – As students across South Dakota prepare for a return to school, the Drug Enforcement Administration Omaha Division encourages families to make time for conversations about the dangers of drug use and consequences of experimentation.

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Since its approval on Jan. 21, 2020, First Premier Bank’s Madison branch has grown to become a fixture of the local community.

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The regular meeting of Ronald Westby VFW Post 2638 Auxiliary was called to order by President Paula Barrick on August 8, 2022 at 5 p.m. according to ritual. There were six members present.

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The question I get asked the most during August is, “I suppose things are getting pretty busy now, huh?”

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The Madison City Commission will meet on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the commission room at City Hall.

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Despite a student population of only 68, The Rev. Anthony Urban and Principal Cate Luvaas are confident that St. Thomas Catholic School in Madison will continue to bring quality education and caring attitudes to a new year.

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Jessica Schultz has finally had the opportunity to go shopping with her mother and to pick up some pants. The 2014 graduate of Madison High School finds buying clothes in Japan to be a challenge.

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The Lake County commissioners will continue the budget discussion for fiscal year 2023 when they hold a regular meeting on Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the commission meeting room of the Lake County Courthouse in Madison.

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If you’re like most people, your work has been a central part of your life. So, wouldn’t it be nice to have the flexibility to decide when you no longer want to work?

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What a great Achievement Days! I would like to thank everyone who helped make this a successful fair. Thank you to all our sponsors for their continued support of Lake County 4-H. Each year the Friends of 4-H hosts an annual pie auction. Winners were:

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The Madison Regional Health Foundation has received a boost toward its scholarship fund, thanks to a donation from Madison Lawn and Landscape General Manager Randall Shannon and owners Nick and Angie Bahr.

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Early Tuesday morning, the Madison Police and Parks departments were alerted to suspected vandalism and theft at Memorial Park.

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The 25th anniversary of Oldham Potato Days kicks off on Friday. The community festivities are slated to last until Sunday.

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The P.E.O. was founded in Iowa in 1869 as the Philanthropic Educational Organization with the goal of promoting educational opportunities for women. The organization then spread into South Dakota and into Madison. Today, Madison has three P.E.O. chapters in town.

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office was called to a two-vehicle crash on US-81 at its intersection with 220th Street on Tuesday at 7:15 a.m.

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My name is Zachary Zwaschka, and I was born and raised in Spearfish. I graduated from the local high school in 2018 before leaving for the University of South Dakota to pursue a degree in journalism. Although I transferred to the Black Hills State English program after one semester, my passi…

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I really enjoy a good cup of coffee. I can take it nearly any way it comes…with creamer, as a cappuccino or latte, or most other forms in which it might get served up. But more than anything, I just like it fresh, strong and black. The classic cup.

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The Madison School Board will meet on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the board room at Madison High School.

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The school board for the Madison Central School District will be holding a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday in Board Room 400.

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The Oldham-Ramona Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday in Room 114, the superintendent’s office.

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The Madison Fire Department was called to a bale fire on Sunday morning south of Madison.

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COLMAN – Sioux Valley Energy CEO Tim McCarthy was recently elected to serve as vice president of the national Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives board of directors at its meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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If it isn’t one thing, it’s another. Or three others.

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The Madison City Commission will meet on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the commission room at City Hall.

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The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks will be offering a HuntSAFE course in September. The free program is designed to provide participants with knowledge and expertise related to hunting and hunter safety.

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Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church and sister church Center Free Lutheran Church welcomed a new pastor in January.

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Patient care is a top priority for hospitals, and part of this involves the security of the medical devices used in those facilities.

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Last month, four Dakota State University students competed at the Phi-Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Chicago.

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RAPID CITY — Each year, the Dakota Credit Union Association recognizes member credit unions for outstanding efforts in marketing and communications.

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Six high school graduates are recipients of scholarships awarded by the Don & Marcella McCormick Scholarship Trust.

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Madison firefighters responded to a house fire on the southwest edge of Madison early Tuesday afternoon after a driver reported seeing smoke coming out of the roof.

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If you know anything about Prairie Village, you know this: we are all about things from the past. Yet, surprisingly to many, a dichotomy of old and new is very deliberately maintained here on our grounds.

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(Editor’s note: This week’s column is written by Kenneth A. Bartholomew, M.D., a contributing Prairie Doc® columnist. He lives in Fort Pierre and serves on the Healing Words Foundation Board of Directors, a 501c3 which provides funding for Prairie Doc® programs.)

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