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Wessington Springs celebrates turbine as energy, educational opportunity

Several months after erecting a wind turbine, the Wessington Springs School District held a ribbon cutting Wednesday to welcome a new learning opportunity and energy source. “As we built it, we knew we weren’t going to get it at full scale as we’d set out to do,” said Superintendent Lance Witte prior to the ribbon cutting. “But we’ll capitalize on the educational component.”

The Daily Republic, 04/21/2011

Platte-area students pack 110,000 meals

PLATTE — South Dakota “Survivor” contestant Holly Hoffman knows what it feels like to be hungry. In 2010, she went 17 days without eating. “It feels like your skin is shrinking to your bones,” she said Monday. “I just knew that no child should ever have to feel that in a lifetime.”

The Daily Republic, 04/19/2011

Tripp-Delmont voters to decide on opt-out in May vote

The Tripp-Delmont School District is facing the possibility of not renewing its opt-out funds, which allow the district to charge higher property taxes. The school board voted in February to opt out of the state property tax freeze again for the next seven years at $300,000 a year. A petition against the opt-out circulated by Delmont resident Kenneth Peters gained 76 signatures, enough to bring the issue to a vote on May 24.

The Daily Republic, 04/18/2011

Changes in Extension spark fears about 4-H

As the South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service restructures, many in the state are worried about how 4-H will be affected.
During a meeting Thursday at the Mitchell Public Library, about 50 area residents voiced their concern.

The Daily Republic, 04/15/2011

Extension leaders take restructuring plan on road

CHAMBERLAIN — State and federal budget cuts will have a “dramatic” effect on the Extension Service as South Dakotans have come to know it, an official told about 20 people Wednesday during a public meeting at the Chamberlain AmericInn.

The Daily Republic, 04/13/2011

Number of officials win re-election bids

Voters in The Daily Republic’s coverage area seemed to be satisfied with many of their city and school board incumbents, as they voted several back into office Tuesday.

The Daily Republic, 04/13/2011

Area votes today for towns, school boards

Some cities and school boards throughout The Daily Republic’s coverage area are holding elections today.

The Daily Republic, 04/12/2011

Five finalists named as South Central seeks administrator

BONESTEEL — Five finalists have been named in South Central’s search for the next superintendent/K-12 principal. All five finalists are in-state, but one of them has superintendent experience at a school district several miles outside of the Twin Cities.

The Daily Republic, 02/28/2011

Tripp-Delmont embarks on $1.9 million school addition

TRIPP — The Tripp-Delmont School District is embarking on a roughly $1.9 million addition that will add classrooms and create a couple of joint areas for the community.

The Daily Republic, 02/23/2011

Fire leaves Bonesteel residents without a grocery store

BONESTEEL — Bonesteel residents have to drive to other towns to get their groceries after a fire destroyed the town’s only grocery/hardware store several weeks ago.

The Daily Republic, 02/23/2011

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