Abraham files petition for Madison City Commission race

          The field of candidates has grown to five for the Madison City Commission election.  Current commissioner Nick Abraham filed his petition with the Madison City Finance Office today (Friday).  Abraham’s term on the commission is up for election this year, along with current commissioner Mike Waldner.  Abraham and Waldner

Today is deadline for petitions for city and school board elections

     Today is the last day to file petitions to run for a seat on either the Madison City Commission or Madison Central School Board. 
     Currently, four people have filed petitions to be on the ballot for one of two seats open on the Madison City Commission.  Robert Thill, Jennifer Wolff, Marshall Dennert, and Mike Waldner have all filed

Dinner Theater this weekend at Howard Hotel & Conference Center

            A Minnesota theater company is bringing a special performance to Howard this weekend.  Spellbound Theatricals will present "Anne of Green Gables" at the Howard Hotel and Conference Center tonight and Saturday night.  The performance will be part of a dinner theater, which begins each evening at

Laughs & Linguini event Saturday to benefit Domestic Violence Network

            The Domestic Violence Network is holding its annual fundraiser on Saturday night.  Laughs and Linguini will be at the Sportsman’s Steakhouse and Lounge in Madison on Saturday, with the show starting at 6:00 p.m.  This year’s event will feature two comedians – Shawn Powers and Steve Hirst.  Along

Nelson files petition for Madison Central School Board

            A second person has filed a petition for one of the two seats open on the Madison Central School Board.  Current board member Steve Nelson has filed his petition for re-election to the board with the Madison Central Business Office.  Nelson and Camelyn Sims, whose seats were both up for election this year, have both

Thill joins Madison City Commission race

            There are now four candidates in the race for the two seats on the Madison City Commission.  Madison City Finance Officer Jennifer Eimers said that Robert Thill filed his petition on Wednesday.  Thill joins three other candidates on the April ballot – including Jennifer Wolff, Marshall Dennert, and current

SD House defeats plan requiring parental consent for tanning

     A proposal that would have required parental consent for minors to use indoor tanning beds at salons has died in the state Legislature.
     The state House voted Wednesday 40-29 against the plan, which faced opposition in part because it would have put more burdens on small businesses.
     Republican Rep. Scott

SD farmers deciding on crop coverage for farm bill

     Farmers have until Friday to make some key decisions that will govern their operations for the next five years under the new farm bill.
     The first deadline of Feb. 27 requires them to update base acre and yield history for their chosen crops. Those are then used to calculate choices about crop coverage.

Area FFA chapters celebrate National FFA Week

            FFA Chapters in the area are celebrating National FFA Week this week.  In Madison, Madison Central FFA Chapter members have been holding different activities like serving pie to faculty, holding a pizza party and ag Olympics, and ag equipment day, where students are encouraged to drive a tractor or some piece of agricultural

Waldner files petitions for Madison City Commission election

            The city of Madison will hold an election in April, with now three candidates filing petitions for the two open seats on the Madison City Commission.  Incumbent commissioner Mike Waldner has recently filed his nominating petitions, joining challengers Jennifer Wolff and Marshall Dennert.  Waldner and Nick Abraham’s

Madison city officials named to joint bypass road committee

            The Madison City Commission has appointed the city’s representatives to serve on a joint committee with Lake County to discuss the south Madison bypass road.  During their meeting on Monday, commissioners appointed Mayor Roy Lindsay, City Engineer Chad Comes, Public Works Director Fred Snoderly, and Commissioner Nick

Madison Chamber Director updates city commission

            The Madison City Commission heard an update from Madison Chamber Executive Director Rosie Jamison during its regular meeting Monday night.  Jamison told commissioners that she promised she would provide them with more updates throughout the year during her budget presentation to them last year.  On Monday night, Jamison

House committee set to take up youth minimum wage measure

      A state House committee is expected to take up a proposal to exempt youth from the minimum wage hike to $8.50 that voters approved in November.
     The House Commerce and Energy Committee on Wednesday is scheduled to review the plan, which would carve out a $7.50 youth minimum wage.
     Republican Sen. David

Wolff and Dennert file nominating petitions for Madison City Commission

            Two people have filed petitions to run for a seat on the Madison City Commission.  The City Finance Office reports that Jennifer Wolff and Marshall Dennert each have filed nominating petitions to run for one of two seats open on the Madison City Commission this year.  The two seats open are those of Commissioners Nick

City receiving funding for multi-use trail project

            The City of Madison is receiving nearly 80-thousand dollars in funding for its multi-use trail to be built along the south Madison bypass, or South 10th Street in Madison.  Commissioner Mike Waldner told the commission during its meeting last evening that the funding is coming through the state Department of

City Commission awards Madison business bid for sidewalk project

            The Madison City Commission has decided to award the bid for the city’s 2015 sidewalk improvement project to a Madison company.  During their meeting Monday evening, commissioners decided to award the bid to ACS Contracting of Madison, waiving the irregularity the company had in its bid and accepting the bid amount of

Two men sentenced in Lake County burglary

          Two Madison men involved in a burglary at a Lake County residence last August were sentenced Monday in Lake County Circuit Court. 
            18-year-old Mitchell Shoenrock of Madison had pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree burglary as part of a plea agreement, in which

Two-vehicle accident in Madison Friday

The Madison Police Department responded to a two-vehicle injury accident in Madison on Friday afternoon.  Just before 1:45 Friday, 89-year-old Darlene Renner of Madison was stopped at a stop sign on North Harth Avenue and 2nd Street, when she pulled out in front of an eastbound vehicle.  That vehicle was driven by 37-year-old Dawn Murray of Colman.  Police reports say that Renner
Madison Chamber Leadership Madison group members present Diabetes Busters program to Madison 4th grade students. Pictured L-to-R are group members Roger Olson, Mandie Miller, Dan Coomes, Cassie Potter, and Lexy Sattler, and Madison Community Hospital'sB

LM group presents Diabetes Busters program to Madison elementary students

          Madison Elementary and Saint Thomas School 4th graders received a lesson about their health in a special first of it’s kind program put on by one of the Madison Chamber’s Leadership Madison groups.  The five-member group presented a Diabetes Busters program to the students by having the students go through three different

Madison City Commission meeting Monday

          The Madison City Commission has several items on its agenda for its regular meeting later today.  Commissioners will review and award the bid for the city’s sidewalk improvement project for 2015, and authorize the mayor to sign the right of way certificate and utilities certificate with the state Department of Transportation for a
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