Persona of Madison celebrating 20th anniversary

            Chances are you have seen their signs many places that you go, but didn’t know that what you were seeing could have been made right in Madison.  Persona of Madison has been manufacturing signs for hotels, businesses, and restaurant chains like McDonald’s for the past 20 years, and this week they are celebrating

Arlington High School celebrating homecoming this week

            Students at Arlington High School are celebrating their homecoming this week.  Activities there kick off with coronation tonight at the high school.  Candidates for homecoming king at Arlington are Alex Heuer, Brodrick Gilbertson, Andrew King, and Diego Campos, and candidates for homecoming queen are Josie Parry, Nikki

Madison City Commission meeting Monday

          The Madison City Commission meets in regular session later today.  Commissioners will hold second reading of the city’s 2015 budget ordinance and authorize the mayor to sign a letter of agreement for services with Dakota State University for on-duty police officers.  The commission is also scheduled to authorize the use of the

Lake County Commission meeting Tuesday

            The Lake County Commission has several appointments on its agenda for its regular meeting on Tuesday.  The Lake County Safety Committee will meet with commissioners right after 8:00 Tuesday morning regarding a safety award, and Equalization Director Shirley Ebsen will discuss an abatement with commissioners at 8:15. 

Peever man facing charges in Lake and Moody county incidents

          Charges are pending against a Peever man after a series of incidents in Moody and Lake counties on Wednesday afternoon.  Lake County authorities responded around 4:00 Wednesday afternoon after numerous 911 calls came in reporting a maroon car westbound on Highway-34 near 464th Avenue driving all over the road, in and out of the ditch,

Interlakes Area United Way kicks off 2015 campaign

            The Interlakes Area United Way kicked off its 2015 fundraising campaign on Thursday with a luncheon at East River Electric Power Cooperative in Madison.  The Interlakes Area United Way serves agencies in Lake, Miner, and Moody counties.  United Way Board President Rob Buchholtz talked about what the United Way is all

State awards grants to increase colorectal cancer screening

            Grant funding is being awarded to four health systems in the state aimed at increasing colorectal cancer screening. 
            The state Department of Health has awarded 60-thousand dollars in grant funds to Horizon Health Care, Incorporated, the Community Health

Events center opening its doors in Sioux Falls

 It's opening day for a $117 million events center in Sioux Falls.
     The 12,000-seat Denny Sanford Premier Center took two years to build.  It will hold hockey, football, basketball, rodeos and concerts.
     The building will be the home to two Sioux Falls sports franchises, the Stampede of the United States Hockey

Absentee voting for general election opens Friday

            There are just more than six weeks to go until the general election in November and those wanting or needing to vote absentee in the election can start doing so on Friday.  Absentee voting can be done in person at your county auditor’s office or by

SD Farm Bureau wants feedback on EPA proposed rule

            The Environmental Protection Agency (or EPA) has a proposed rule that significantly expands the scope of “waters of the U-S”.  The South Dakota Farm Bureau is holding public meetings regarding this issue in three communities next week.  In our area, a meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 23rd at

DSU hosting presentation on air pollution control

The Dakota State University College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a presentation on air pollution control later today.  The presentation, by Shyamal Ghosh, takes place this afternoon at 4:00 at the Habeger Science Center auditorium on the DSU campus in Madison. 
            Ghosh has four decades of experience in the field of

Matching funds available to communities for workforce development

            A one-million dollar community incentive match program recently announced by Governor Dennis Daugaard will give communities across the state the opportunity to take an active role in addressing their own workforce issues.
            Daugaard wants to hear community-specific

Election signs banned from state highway right of way

The South Dakota Department of Transportation is reminding the public that political campaign and ballot-issue signs can't be placed on state highway rights of way.
     Bill Nevin with the department's legal counsel says signs are showing up along the state's roadways as the November election nears.
     Nevin says the use of

Artwork on exhibit at DSU Library gallery

Dakota State University in Madison is hosting some special artwork.  The artwork of Carol Heft is on exhibit now at the First Bank and Trust gallery in the Mundt Library on the DSU campus. 
            Heft’s work has been included in many juried shows in Europe, South America, and around the United

City approves FAA grant agreement

            The Madison City Commission has approved an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration for a grant for a project at the Madison Municipal Airport.  City Engineer Chad Comes on Monday evening told commissioners that the federal grant would go toward the Airport’s preparation of a wildlife hazard management

Madison City Commission adopts assessment rolls for sidewalk projects

            The Madison City Commission adopted the assessment rolls and will levy assessments on property owners included in city sidewalk improvement and sidewalk repair projects from 2013.  The commission approved three resolutions on Monday evening containing the assessment rolls with more than 40 property owners listed to have

DSU Trojan Days parade marshals announced

The parade marshals for this year’s Dakota State University Trojan Days parade have been announced.  Two retired DSU professors will serve as parade marshals on Saturday morning – Dr. Zeno Van Erdewyk and Dr. Vicki Sterling. 
            Van Erdewyk spent 37 years at DSU teaching psychology, education, special

DSU & Colman-Egan crown homecoming royalty Monday

            Dakota State University in Madison crowned its homecoming royalty during coronation ceremonies on Monday night.  Crowned king at DSU is Walker Ruhd and queen is Annalesha Kalis.  Ruhd is a junior Biology for Information Systems major from Clear Lake.  Kalis is a senior Elementary and Special Education major from

Madison Fire Department responds to fire by Lake Madison Sunday

The Madison Fire Department responded to a call on Lake Madison Sunday evening.  Just after 6:30 Sunday evening, Madison Fire Chief Randy Minnaert said firefighters were dispatched to a report of a fire at a residence on the south side of Lake Madison.  The report was from someone across the lake from the residence who saw the fire through binoculars.  Minnaert said firefighters

School Resource Officer hired by Madison Police Department

            A School Resource Officer has been hired by the Madison Police Department.  Current Madison Police Officer Ben Gant has been appointed to the School Resource Officer position.  Gant will begin his duties in January of 2015.  The City of Madison, Lake County, and Madison Central School District approved a three-year
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