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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.
           
 
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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.

Successful testing done on new Lake Madison weather sirens


            If severe weather is threatening the Lake Madison area, residents will now be able to be warned through five new sirens recently installed.  The sirens were successfully tested on Thursday afternoon, and Lake County Emergency Management Director Doug Huntrods said that means the sirens are now fully

Madison and Carthage added to state's 125th Anniversary celebrations


            A couple of area communities have been added to the list of more than 30 in the state promoting the state’s 125th Anniversary this year.
            Madison and Carthage have both been named statehood celebration committees and have events planned to help celebrate

Madison water should be back to normal after equipment upgrades


            Equipment upgrades that affected the water in Madison since Monday have been completed.  The city’s Public Works Department says the chemical feed equipment at the water treatment plant is back in operation.  The equipment that was updated adds lime during the treatment process to reduce the hardness level in the

Ride for New Hope fundraiser is Saturday


            A poker run is being held this Saturday to benefit a local child care center.  The Ride for New Hope is a fundraiser for the New Hope Child Care Center, a part of the Bethel Community in Madison.  Registration for the poker run starts at 11:30 Saturday at the Center on South Egan Avenue, with lunch provided for a

Lake Madison alert sirens tested Thursday


            The five alert sirens installed around Lake Madison now have power connected to them and are ready to be tested for operation.  Lake County Dispatch will be conducting a test of the sirens later today.  At around 3:00 this afternoon, the sirens will be tested to make sure that they are all operational in case they are

Madison Central will no longer have Colony school


            The Madison Central School District will no longer include the Gracevale Colony near Winfred.  During the school board meeting on Monday, Superintendent Vince Schaefer said that the colony would be open enrolling its students to the Chester School District. Schaefer said that the Madison School District would no longer be

Heartland approves membership into Southwest Power Pool


            Heartland Consumers Power District in Madison is one step closer to full integration into a Regional Transmission Organization (or RTO). The Heartland board of directors recently approved a resolution authorizing execution of a membership agreement with Southwest Power

DSU's Ruhd participates in Golden Coyote


            Nineteen employers from across the state, including one from Madison, received a small sample of military life at the South Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s “Bosslift”, during the Golden Coyote Training Exercise last

Lake County Farmers Union Day Camp is Friday


            The Lake County Farmers Union day camp is being held tomorrow in Madison.  It’s open to youth ages 6-to-13 and its held at Westside Park in Madison.  Campers will learn about cooperation and other topics, including agriculture and leadership.  The camp starts at 9:00 and goes until 4:00 Friday

Lake County sets speed zones near Chester


            The Lake County Commission has passed first reading of ordinances establishing speed zones on a couple of roads in the Chester area.  According to the ordinances, the speed zones are being established because of the numerous residences and pedestrians on County roads 15 and 52 going through and near Chester.  County

Change in drop-off for MMS & MHS students this fall


            A different drop-off policy will be put in place when Madison Middle School and High School students head back to class next month.  Madison Superintendent Vince Schaefer told the school board Monday night that anyone dropping off students for the Middle or High School will need to do so on the north side of the
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