Genzlinger wins Country Showdown

            The 2014 Country Showdown winner was announced on Saturday during the Madison All School Reunion and Prairie Music Festival.  Austin Genzlinger of Winfred will move on to compete in the state competition for the Country Showdown.  The state competition is held in Beach, North Dakota later this week. 

Madison Domestic Violence Network to receive state grant

The South Dakota Housing Development Authority has granted more than $510,000 to 20 emergency and domestic violence shelters in the state.
     The shelters are located in 15 communities across the South Dakota, including Madison.
     Funds can be used for renovation or rehabilitation of emergency housing shelters, shelter operations,

Madison City Commission meeting agenda

            The Madison City Commission will hold its regular weekly meeting later today.  On the agenda for commissioners is Lake Area Improvement Corporation Executive Director Julie Gross who will give commissioners an update from her office and also present her 2015 budget request.  Commissioners are also scheduled to declare

Madison hosts Discovery Day Saturday

Saturday will be full of activity in the Madison area.  It’s the annual Discovery Day and there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy.  Retail businesses on Egan Avenue will open at 7:00 Saturday morning and on Washington Avenue will open at 8:00 Saturday morning.

Annual 'Mart in the Park' takes place Saturday in Madison

The number of vendors has grown to more than 50 for this year’s Mart in the Park in Madison.  The annual Mart in the Park will be held Saturday at Library Park in Madison.  Melissa Miller, who helps organize the annual event for the Madison Christian School, said that there are a lot of different things available this year.

Rounds supports highway funding bill

Differences between the U-S House and Senate are slowing the progress of any new highway funding bill. One proposal would extend the funding to next May, in the hopes of finding some type of long term compromise by then.

Seal coating project in Madison starts Monday

The City of Madison and the Lake County Highway Department will begin seal coating various city streets on Monday.  The seal coating project will start at 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning, weather permitting, and is expected to take approximately five days to complete.  City officials have identified thirteen streets where the work will be done.  The list of streets can be found

Weiland making second campaign trip through the state

Democratic U-S Senate candidate Rick Weiland is in the midst of his second tour of communities around the state.  Weiland, a Madison native, spent the past year on the road traveling and said he plans to continue to do so as his campaign progresses.

DSU hosts Cyber Stars camp

More than 180 high school students from over 20 states are in Madison this week taking part in the first ever Cyber Stars camp at Dakota State University.  High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from as far as away as Alaska, California, and Texas arrived at DSU on Sunday to learn more about cyber security and computer science.  The camp is funded by a grant from the National

Twelve SD Guard units receive national awards

Twelve out of the 42 South Dakota Army National Guard units received the National Guard Bureau’s Superior Unit Award in recognition of outstanding achievement during the 2013 training year.  The Superior Unit award is presented to units who meet highly-enforced military standards in the areas of personnel, training and

Madison High School teen headed to national pageant

A Madison High School student is getting ready to head south to Florida to compete in a national competition.  Taylor Bird of Arlington, soon to be a senior at Madison High School, leaves this week for Florida to compete as Miss South Dakota’s Outstanding Teen for the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2015.  Bird won the title of Miss South Dakota’s Outstanding

Lakeview Industrial Park designated as SD Certified Ready site

            The Lakeview Industrial Park in Madison has been approved as a South Dakota Certified Ready site.  The announcement was made this (Tuesday) morning by state Community Development Representative David Anderson during a monthly board meeting of the Lake Area Improvement Corporation in

City denies peddlers license for book company

            A business selling children’s books and study guides will not be allowed to go door-to-door and sell its products in Madison.  The Madison City Commission on Monday denied a peddlers license application from Southwestern Advantage of Tennessee.  The license application identified two sellers of the products from

City's water treatment plant improvements nearly finished

            Improvements to the Madison Water Treatment plant are almost completed.  The city’s Public Works Director Fred Snoderly told Madison City Commissioners on Monday that the more than three-million dollar project is “just about finished”.  Commissioners on Monday authorized the mayor to sign a certificate

City approves five-year infrastructure improvement plan

The Madison City Commission approved its five-year infrastructure improvement plan during its meeting on Monday.  City Engineer Chad Comes said it is a plan adopted annually by the commission in order to prepare for future projects and funding.

City residents should watch energy use during hot days

With the hotter weather in the forecast, the city of Madison is urging residents to watch their use of any extra energy.  The city’s load management system, which controls the amount of electricity being used at any one time, will be used to reduce the demand during peak times.  The city is asking that residents turn off any extra lights, hold off on doing laundry, running

DSU Students attend Leadership Conference in Nashville

The Dakota State University Phi Beta Lambda chapter recently sent six students to the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Nashville.

Madison City Commission to hold regular meeting

The Madison City Commission meets for its regular meeting later today.

Commissioners are scheduled to authorize the mayor to sign a certificate of substantial completion for the water treatment plant improvements, and sign a change order for the project.

Wismer campaign pushing towards November

The democratic candidate for Governor in South Dakota is working to set up her campaign organization. 

Representative Susan Wismer of Britton won the June primary, and since then has been putting the pieces together.

Reza the Illusionist hosting show in Madison Thursday

A magical experience is coming to Madison this week.  Reza the Illusionist will perform at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison on Thursday night.
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