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Webster, Redfield among communities losing National Guard armories

by George Thompson Webster community leaders learned last week that the South Dakota Army National Guard will end its 56 year presence at the armory next year. Adjutant General Tim Reisch said Webster is one of six communities that the guard targeted for pull outs. The others are Winner, Platte, Redfield, Miller and Salem. The time line for the Webster ... Read More »

FiredUp: Groton students lead question-and-answer with candidates

Groton’s senior seventh-hour government class hosted the first school board cracker barrel session April 2. Photo by Char Telkamp/Groton Independent   Want to get students involved in politics? Put them in the driver’s seat—or, in this case, the moderator’s chair. Groton’s senior government class, and the community, got a first-hand look at the candidates running for school board during the ... Read More »

Proposed change to tournament structure starts a debate on S.D. ‘March Madness’

Wayne Carney knew there would be controversy when the staff of the South Dakota High School Activities Association brought a proposal to its board to bring all volleyball, wrestling and basketball tournaments to the new, yet-to-be-named Sioux Falls events center, instead of spread among a half-dozen or so sites across the state. “It’s going to take a lot of thinking ... Read More »

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