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Bernie Hunhoff speaker at annual economic development meeting

Posted April 9, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Bernie Hunhoff, publisher of South Dakota Magazine, charmed his audience with stories of South Dakota businesses at the Wessington Economic Development Corporation’s annual meeting Sunday, March 30.

The American Legion Hall was filled to near capacity with local WEDC members, current and former community members, as well as a few political dignitaries who were passing through on their way home from Pierre: District 22 Senator Jim White and wife, Paulette; House Representatives Peggy Gibson and Dick Werner, and Dick’s wife Suzanne; as well as Susan Wismer, who is a candidate for Governor of South Dakota.

Following a chili feed hosted by the WEDC directors, president Jim Major introduced

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    5 Years Ago (2009)

    Another snowstorm over much of South Dakota the weekend of April 4-5 has delayed spring seeding that’s already behind the five-year average. The weekly report from the Agricultural Statistics Service said some producers are worried about damage to winter wheat that broke dormancy during mild weather earlier and was then buried by snow and ice.

    Kids warmed up to several Easter stories read by Librarian Donna Runge at the April 4

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    The long good-bye RAMifications 4-9-14

    There are good and bad things about long good-byes.

    Originally, we’d planned that I would be moved to the Hills before my son and family moved to their newly-built home. So I was getting ulcers even thinking about being ready to move by late January.

    But changes came about. The “big house” move would come first; then the people in the mobile home (that is to become mine) would move into Tedd and Heidi’s former home…then my turn.

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    Ferne Arlene Anderson 1931-2014

    Ferne Arlene Anderson was born on December 17, 1931 in Clearbrook, Minnesota, and passed away peacefully in Viborg, SD on March 30, 2014 surrounded by many of her children and grandchildren with the music of her treasured Statler Brothers playing softly in the background. Since 2012 she had been residing at the Centerville Assisted Living.

    The fourth child of Edna (Parker) and Walter Staehnke she grew up

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    Local bank celebrates Independent Community Banking Month

    April will again bring Independent Community Banking month(ICB), which is in its twenty-first year. Heartland State Bank will join independent community bankers nationwide during April to celebrate this month long event. Governor Dennis Daugaard has signed an Executive Proclamation designating April as ICB month.

    Across the country, community bankers have made a combined effort to discuss with the public the important economic and social contribution their banks make in their hometowns. “A local independent community bank is the backbone

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    A blast from the past… 4-2-14

    5 Years Ago (2009)

    Duane Casavan was approached by long time community leader, Don Clarke about running for the Wessington City Trustee Board. Clarke got the required signatures for the petition and Casavan’s name was put on the ballot opposite Jeff Reinhardt.

    Residents of the Wolsey-Wessington School District will go to the polls to choose from three candidates to fill two seats on the school board. Running are Keith Larsen and incumbent, Ted Haeder, both

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    Lifelong gardener, Donna Noyes, enjoys continued learning through Master Gardeners

    MASTER GARDENER, Donna Noyes, puts her creativity and gardening know-how to good use all over her yard, including this beautiful garden.

    This is the first in a series of interviews so that those of us who live in this area can get to know just who our Master Gardeners are. One of the main reasons South Dakota has MGs is to provide home gardeners who need advice with a ‘go to’ person in their own community to help answer

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    Checkpoints Planned

    Sobriety Checkpoints Planned

    The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in April in the following counties: Beadle, Brookings, Charles Mix, Codington, Custer, Davison, Edmunds, Hamlin, Harding, Hughes, Kingsbury, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lyman, Minnehaha, Pennington, Roberts, Spink, Stanley and Union.

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    Voters will choose from four candidates
    to fill two vacancies on W-W School Board

    Tuesday, April 8, voters in the Wolsey and Wessington School District will have the opportunity to choose between four candidates to fill two vacancies on the school board. Two incumbents, Darren Eggleston and Richard Peterson, are joined on the ballot by Kevin Clarke and Jenna Miedema. Following is a review of each candidate to better equip voters with the information they need to cast their vote on election day.

    Darren Eggleston is

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