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Wharton signs with University of Jamestown

Posted February 11, 2014 at 7:36 pm

University of Jamestown (Jamestown, N.D.) head football coach Shawn Frank announces the signing of Kris Wharton of Miller who will join the Jimmies’ roster beginning in the 2014 season.

Five-foot-ten, 165 pounds Wharton was named Special Teams MVP at Miller High School. Frank says he’ll play slot wide receiver in the Jimmie offense. “Kris struggled through an injury his senior year but showed great production and displayed abilities to make plays in space,” Frank says. “He plays with great energy and is a very good student. Kris had visited our campus on several occasions and is a great fit for our program and institution.”

Wharton is the son of Chad and LaDonna Wharton. He plans to major in nursing.

    Gann Valley women convicted in death of toddler

    PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County States Attorney David Natvig announced Friday that a Brule County jury returned a verdict finding Donika Gonzales, 23, Gann Valley, guilty of first degree manslaughter, class C felony, up to life imprisonment in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine, and aggravated assault, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment and/or $30,000 fine.

    Charges stemmed from activities arising from an incident on February 21, 2013, of abuse resulting in the death of a 4 year-old

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    District 23 Candidate Forum planned in Miller

    A District 23 South Dakota Legislative Primary Election Candidate Forum has been scheduled for April 28 in Miller at 7 p.m. This will be a great opportunity for District 23 residents to get acquainted with the five candidates, learn their stances on issues affecting South Dakota, and voice your concerns before the election.

    For questions, contact Darin at darin@valleytel.net or phone 605-850-9068.

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    Miller celebrates girls and women in sports

    MILLER HIGH SCHOOL recognized our senior girls in sports at a recent basketball game, as part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). Pictured are Courtney Haaland, Christina Koeck, Amanda Lewellen, Jenna Heilman, Kayla Boomsma, and Shelby Lingscheit. Each girl received a t-shirt and certificate.

    NGWSD was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1986 to honor female athletic achievement and recognize the importance of sports and fitness participation for all girls and women. It began as a day to remember

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    Erin Yost joins American Bank & Trust team

    Erin Yost has joined American Bank & Trust in Miller as an Ag Business Banker.

    American Bank & Trust, Miller Market President, Tim Prince stated, “We are pleased that Erin has joined the American Bank & Trust team. She brings knowledge and innovation to ag banking in central South Dakota, which will provide a great benefit to our customers and community.”

    Yost graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural

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    ‘Family Way Restaurant’ opens Wednesday

    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 Miller’s newest place to enjoy a meal out. Owner’s Tony and Tami Melendez have been working diligently to ready the former Hondah, located on the south end of town, for opening day, Wednesday, March 19.

    For the Melendez

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    New @ the Library 3-19-14

    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

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    Large Hole on Broadway

    Mike Caviness | The Miller Press

    TERRY MANNING, city water department, examines the large hole that opened up on Broadway Avenue at the stoplight early Monday morning as a result of a water main break. “This is an example of our aging infrastructure,” said Miller water superintendent, Jim Bonebright. “At first it was thought to be transite pipe, but it was found to be a cast iron water main that broke.”

    AAU Wrestling

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    KELLAN HURD wrestled in his first State AAU tournament and earned an eighth place medal in the Bantam 45 division.

    OLIVER FRITZSCHE competed in the State Championship round , placing second in Tots 55.

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    2014 Miller Girls Track Team

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    2014 MILLER GIRLS’ TRACK TEAM (front, l-r): Maycee Mohr, Samantha Sporrer, Allison Hasart, Macee Fanning, Nicole Swartz; (back, l-r): Taylor Schlechter, Ashley Gasper, Brooke Fawcett, Shae Knox, Taica Blasdell, Megan Fiala, Shaly Werdel, Jennifer Kenaston.

    Basketball Immortality

    Posted March 18, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Photos courtesy of Dawn Joy
    SBA senior standout Tricia Wilken scored her 1000th high school basketball point while helping her team defeat Lower Brule January 14.

    Something very special happened for a

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    Miller concludes successful first-ever youth volleyball season

    Posted March 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm

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    Poking a sleeping bear

    Posted March 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Photo courtesy of Dawn Joy
    Mason Chapin, 44, fights Chamberlain’s Skyler Bertram, 31, for control of the ball during the Region 6A Championship. The Cubs defeated the Rustlers 80-52 for a berth in the State ‘A’ Tournament.

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    Flying the friendly skies still safe

    Posted March 18, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    With all the hype about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, please be aware that flight travel is still one of the safest modes of transportation around. According to my  pilot daughter, more road accidents occur ever day.

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    Legislative Highlights 2-19-14

    Posted February 18, 2014 at 6:42 pm

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    Last week the discussion centered on term limits and plausible reasoning for extending them. This week we need to visit why South Dakota needs to have a felony penalty for acts of severe animal cruelty. It becomes a matter of when outside groups

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