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New @ the Library 3-19-14

Posted March 18, 2014 at 5:10 pm

After a long, cold winter, we are starting to think spring at the library! What better way to think spring than plants and gardening, and the Dakota Prairie Master Gardeners have donated two great books to the library along those lines. The first is a recently released book by Dr. John Ball of SDSU entitled Trees! An Illustrated Field Guide: Fruit, Nut, Ornamental, Shade, and Windbreak Trees of the Northern Plains. This full color book will answer a lifetime of questions about trees, and is fun to browse as well. Close-up pictures of leaves and branches help with identification, and a chapter of tree lists appear especially useful, such as “What trees are the hardiest? Most drought tolerant? Fastest growing?” The second book,

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    Commissioners take care of business in short order

    Hand County commissioners acted on routine business in short order at their monthly meeting February 4. J.D. Wangsness called the meeting to order at about 9:45.

    Auditor Sandy Selting and commissioner Luke Wernsmann were present; Larry Rowen joined his fellow commissioners by telephone.

    During the brief meeting, which lasted approximately 15 minutes, the following business was transacted:

    The Register of Deeds’ Statement of Fees for December 2013 in the amount of $3,414.50

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    Legislative Highlights 2-12-14

    Sen. Corey Brown, District 23

    As we end the fourth week of the Eighty-Ninth legislative session, we have passed the date of final bill submission. Committees have been diligently holding hearings and making decisions on the bills. Some of the more contentious bills are now being heard and working their way through the process. There are only a few more legislative days left for bills to be heard in committee before crossover day, which is Tuesday, February 25. Crossover day is the last day for a bill

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    Legislative Highlights2-5-14

    Rep. Justin Cronin

    This week was full of anticipation and excitement. Wednesday was the last day to drop unlimited bills by an individual legislator. This week is a good indicator of what tone the session will take. I would say it is definitely an election year. Many of the bills I have seen so far are bills that only come every two years which would be three times now in my six years.

    We have received the report from the

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    Local FCCLA members earn GOLD at District meeting

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    ILLUSTRATED TALK participants were, l to r, Hunter Russell, Taylor Schlechter, Teanna Pawlowski, Tia Pawlowski, Megan Fiala, Kaili Wilson, Kylie Selting, Katie Manning, Torrey Anson, Cassidy Keck and Caleb DeBoer.

    Twenty-one members of the Miller FCCLA Chapter participated in the District VII Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America meeting in Huron on January 14. This year’s theme was Super Heroes with the motto: “Up, Up, & Away with District VII FCCLA.” They met with 200 other students from seven neighboring chapters to

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    Symbolizing Life in South Dakota

    The great seal of South Dakota does more than authenticate official documents.

    It serves as a symbol of life in South Dakota.

    Within the circle of the great seal of South Dakota are representations of commerce, industry and natural resources.

    South Dakota became a state on Nov. 2, 1889. A look back at the history of the state’s emblems and symbols is a fitting way to commemorate the 125

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    School board considers strategic planning retreat

    The Miller School Board held its regular December meeting December 9.

    During the financial report, board members questioned the capital projects fund, which shows a minus balance. Board chair David Fremark replied the balance reflects the district “didn’t borrow enough” for the elementary building project. “We borrowed $5.6 million, which was what we were told we needed,” he said. “But that did not include ‘soft costs,’ such as paving, landscaping and other amounts.”

    Superintendent Mike Ruth said

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    MHS Ath. HOF Frank

    MHS Athletic Hall of Fame induction set

    Frank “Rudy” Henderson (1942-46) lettered in track and football, and was especially proficient in basketball. He lettered in football in 1944 and 1945, and was a member of the 1945 Central Conference championship team. He lettered in track in 1945 and 1946. He was a 1945 qualifier in discus at the State “A” meet. In 1946, he was a qualifier in shot put at the State “A” meet, and placed fourth in discus at the state level.

    He was a

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    Miller Civic and Commerce Christmas

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    GAYLON VAN ZEE, right, of Miller was the winner of the Miller Civic and Commerce Christmas on the Prairie Drawing Grand Prize. He won a framed canvas print of “Christmas on the Prairie” by John Green. The print was donated by the Miller Civic and Commerce. C & C president Greg Palmer, left, made the presentation.

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    CAMPBELL EARNS ALL-AMERICAN HONORS.

    Jake Campbell, 19, a sophomore at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., earned NCAA Division III All-American honors by placing in the top-35 finishers at the Div III National Championship Cross Country 8K race held on November 23rd in Hanover, Ind. Campbell was one of only four underclassmen to earn this honor. The St. Olaf men’s cross-country team had four All-America finishes to claim the NCAA Div III Championship, the first NCAA team

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