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Time for another flood…

Posted April 1, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Okay, so I’m not supposed to be a movie critic, but I watched one this weekend that is begging to have someone make fun of it.

I frequently watch movies that make me wonder if I somehow read the wrong book before going to see the movie, but Noah has me wondering if I should schedule a re-read of the entire Old Testament of the Bible. I once heard of an author who said he got his idea for a second book by watching the movie of his first one. If Moses were to watch the movie “Noah” he would probably feel the same way!

To be fair, there were some things that were correct according to the book version: the man’s name was Noah

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    Looking back on a successful session

    The March 31 adjournment of the state Legislature signals the end to a successful legislative session. It was a busy session, and I’d like to highlight some of the work that was done.

    We agreed to a budget that increases state funding to K-12 schools by 3.3 percent, increases rates for Medicaid providers by 3 percent and allocates extra funds for providers who rely heavily on Medicaid.

    The budget freezes tuition at the state universities for resident on-campus students, and

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    Memory Lane 4-2-14

    5 Years Ago (2009)

    Wolsey-Wessington School District residents 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 of Wolsey, and incumbent Cheryl VanAsperen of Wessington.

    David and Karen Jensen of Tea proudly announce the arrival of their son, Ryder James on March 25, 2009 at Sanford’s Birth Center in Sioux Falls. Grandparents are Daryl and Rosemary Jensen of St. Lawrence, Jim and

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    Sobriety
    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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    “Dutch” Meyer 1923-2014

    Robert “Dutch” Meyer, age 90, of Huron, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the SunQuest Health Care Center. His funeral service were Monday, March 31 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Andrew Crandall, officiating. Entombment was at the Restlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Military rites were conducted by the Huron Veterans Council.

    Robert Frederick Meyer was born April 23, 1923, to William and Olga (Scheibe) Meyer, in Beadle County. He graduated from Wolsey High School in 1942.

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    Farmland Building Supply celebrates opening of new store

    Thursday, March 20, members of the Wessington area gathered at the new Farmland Building Supply store for hotdogs and a tour. The occasion was an open house to celebrate the opening of the new store. The event was hosted by the coop board–president Chris Johnsen, vice president Darin Swartz, secretary Dean Duxbury, Clint Haigh and Joel Kelsey–as well as Zerfoss and her employees, David Zerfoss, Sherry Lichty, and Bob Blake, who all proud to show off their new store.

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    ‘Family Way Restaurant’ to open this week in Miller:
    Owners have ties to Wolsey

    Vicki L. Prentice | The Miller Press
    THE MELENDEZ CHILDREN are pictured with their parents: Hailey (on the table) and (from back to front) Keisha, Anthony, Kaitlin, and Karlie. Kaelub wasn’t available for the picture.

    Family Way Restaurant is the area’s newest place to enjoy a meal out. Owner’s Tony and Tami Melendez have been working diligently to ready the former Hondah (also known over the years as Silver Grill, Lips, The Virginian, and Taylors) located on the south end of Miller, for

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    ‘Family Way Restaurant’ to open this week in Miller:
    Owners have ties to Wolsey

    Vicki L. Prentice | The Miller Press
    THE MELENDEZ CHILDREN are pictured with their parents: Hailey (on the table) and (from back to front) Keisha, Anthony, Kaitlin, and Karlie. Kaelub wasn’t available for the picture.

    Family Way Restaurant is the area’s newest place to enjoy a meal out. Owner’s Tony and Tami Melendez have been working diligently to ready the former Hondah (also known over the years as Silver Grill, Lips, The Virginian, and Taylors) located on the south end of Miller, for

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    5 Years Ago (2009)

    Gov. Mike Rounds signed a bill to eliminate smoking in all restaurants and bars in South Dakota, effective July 1. The new law adds to the existing ban on smoking in other businesses and public buildings. It makes exceptions for tobacco shops, currently existing cigar bars and lodging rooms.

    The Wolsey Nutrition Site Council met Tuesday, March 17. Marilyn Heller, president protem, called the meeting to order. The roll was given and nine members were present.

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