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Hocking celebrates opening of Pipestone production facility

Hocking Laboratories International officially opened its facility in the city's Skyway Industrial Park last Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house that included food and tours. CEO Doug Hocking invites Pipestone Mayor Myron Koets to help cut the ribbon on the company's retrofitted p

PIPESTONESTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 11:07:19

Pipestone County: In brief

Matthews promoted to sergeant Paul Matthews has been made a sergeant with the Pipestone County Sheriff's Office, filling the position left vacant by the death of Sgt. Derek Wellnitz in July. Pipestone County Commissioners approved Matthews' promotion during their Sept. 12 meeting. Pipestone County

PIPESTONESTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 11:03:04

First competition tough for Marching Arrows

The Pipestone Area Marching Arrows are looking to rebound this weekend after a tough start to the 2017 competition season last weekend in Rosemount. The Pipestone Area Marching Arrows perform their field show titled "Playback," Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Rosemount Marching Band Festival where they fi

PIPESTONESTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 10:59:33

County adjusts state aid road designations

This map shows the roads the county will remove from and add to its county state aid highway system. The county board revoked CSAH designation from a five-mile section of CSAH 7 from state Highway 23 to CSAH 18 in Grange and Rock townships, and a three-mile section of CSAH 8 from CSAH 15 to U.S. Hig

PIPESTONESTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 11:09:27

Columbine survivor speaks at PAS

On Wednesday, Oct. 11 Crystal Woodman Miller, Columbine tragedy survivor, will be speaking at Pipestone Area High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public is sponsored by Cornerstone Free Church (and other local businesses). Miller, a student at Columbine High Scho

PIPESTONESTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 12:35:24

Commissioners pass 3.85 percent levy increase for 2018 taxes

Pipestone County Commissioners adopted a preliminary 2018 property tax levy of $6,542,647, an increase of $242,752, or 3.85 percent, during their Sept. 12 meeting. The levy increase is smaller than last year's 9.9 percent increase and the smallest since 2010 when the county increased its levy by 3.5

PIPESTONESTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 11:10:27

HRA asks for waiver on making city payments

The Pipestone HRA (Housing and Redevelopment Authority) has requested the city of Pipestone waive the HRA's Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) for tax years 2018 and 2019 due to revenue cuts the Pipestone HRA has been told to expect for fiscal year 2018. The HRA PILOT paid to the city for 2018 and 20

PIPESTONESTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 10:56:37

Cossacks, Lady Elks pick up 3-set wins

MILBANK - Sioux Valley swept Milbank 25-15, 25-20, 25-18 in a nonconference volleyball match Tuesday. Nikole Ziegler led the way with 12 kills and 13 digs. Lynsey Stevens contributed 11 kills, a service ace and eight digs. Rachel Miller dished out 34 set assists. Rylan Willis totaled five of the Cos

BROOKINGS REGISTER - 2017-09-20 16:15:04

Flandreau tribe wins victory over state tax man

The state of South Dakota cannot impose a use tax on non-tribal members who purchase goods or services associated with the Royal River Casino in Flandreau, a federal judge has ruled. The state also cannot withhold a liquor license to the tribe based on the tribe's refusal to collect and remit use ta

ARGUS LEADER - 2017-09-20 21:47:13

Death notice for Donald "Don" Werner

Donald "Don" Werner, 85, Pipestone, died suddenly on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 20 from 4-8 p.m. at the Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 21 a

PIPESTONESTAR.COM - 2017-09-18 10:53:08

Bull hit by two drivers

ELKTON - A bull was hit by two drivers early Wednesday morning, resulting in one driver being taken to the hospital, according to the Brookings County Sheriff's Office. The bull did not survive the crash. The accident was reported at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 14 near 482nd Avenue in Elkto

BROOKINGS REGISTER - 2017-09-20 15:56:32

Sheriff's Log - Week of September 7 through September 13

Thursday, September 7 8:19 a.m. Received report of illegal dumping in Lake Sarah Township. Deputy responded. 1015 a.m. Received report of burglary in Chandler City.Deputy responded. Friday, September 8 12:11 p.m. Received report of a suspicious vehicle in Cameron Township. Deputy responded. 1:30 p.m

FULDA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 20:56:00

Once Kayla Post of Chandler had learned to walk, it was time for her to learn to ride a horse

The daughter of Ben and Connie Post, Kayla Post grew up on the family's Corner Post Dairy farm west of Chandler, with her brothers Wade, 22, and Wyatt, 7, off the winding Valley Road. A rural, hilly countryside and a mother with a passion for horses provided Post with an upbringing that included the

MURRAY COUNTY NEWS - 2017-09-20 18:21:00

Sioux Valley wins cheer competition at BHS Invitational

BROOKINGS - The Cossacks added another title to their resume on Saturday at the Swiftel Center - the Brookings High School Invitational cheer championship. Sioux Valley - the 10-time defending Class A Cheer Grand Champion - scored 248 points to outpace second-place Sioux Falls Washington's 237-point

BROOKINGS REGISTER - 2017-09-19 15:22:52

Douglas J. Sittig, 62

Douglas John Sittig passed away on Sept. 11, 2017, after a 10-year battle with colon cancer. Memorial services were Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at St. George Catholic Church in Hartford. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids.

ARGUS LEADER - 2017-09-19 04:08:37

Overturned Boats, Uprooted Trees Following Tuesday's Severe Weather

Lake County, Moody County, S.D.- Much of eastern South Dakota fell victim to severe weather Tuesday night. Tornados touched down near Redfield and straight line winds estimated around 75 miles per hour ravaged parts near Lake County. "Well, it look like it took care of every apple in my tree so ther

KDLT - 2017-09-20 23:15:59

In memory of Jackie Barrett

Jackie Barrett passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at home on the family farm near Avoca. Jackie and her husband Ray were longtime farmers in the Slayton and Avoca area. Born Jacqueline Lorraine Lunstra on July 26, 1929 in Hull, Iowa to Dewey Lunstra and Jennie (Star) Lunstra, Jackie grew up n

FULDA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 19:53:54

MCC, West Central capture KTD band top spots

With 201.5 points to their credit, the West Central band also swept the caption awards (Outstanding Winds, Drumline, Drum major and Colorguard). Topping the Class B category were the Murray County Central Marching Rebels, with 179.5 points in their favor. The Luverne High School Marching Cardinals r

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2017-09-19 13:05:00

Tri-State Band Festival is Sept. 30

LUVERNE - The 67th annual Tri-State Band Festival will be Sept. 30, in Luverne, with 26 bands and an estimated 2,500 band members participating. The parade competition will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Main Street in downtown Luverne, with 19 bands competing. Parade marshals include the Luverne Music Boost

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2017-09-19 12:11:00

County sets not-to-exceed levy at 5.94 percent increase

WORTHINGTON - Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday set the 2018 not-to-exceed levy at a 5.94 percent increase over 2017, for an overall levy amount of more than $13.9 million. The not-to-exceed levy can continue to be tweaked by commissioners and reduced, although it cannot be increased. Nobles Co

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2017-09-20 11:46:00