Wednesday , 4 October 2023

Author Archives: Heidi Marttila-Losure

Survey shows where youth are at risk

The 2011 results of the South Dakota Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which was given to students in 9-12 grades, were released in early April. Here are some of the findings: 27 percent of students were bullied on school property in the past 12 months 20 percent had been bullied electronically during the past 12 months 18 percent seriously considered attempting ... Read More »

FiredUp: S.D. newspaperman and Dakotafire advisor Noel Hamiel to be inducted into Newspaper Hall of Fame

Noel Hamiel’s 35 years in the newspaper business and innumerable contributions to the newspaper industry are being honored with Hamiel’s induction in the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame on April 27 during the convention of the South Dakota Newspaper Association. Read more about Hamiel’s career and honors here. Through his work with the South Dakota Community Foundation, Hamiel also ... 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 »

March heat wave sets records all over U.S.

It’s not just you—this weather is really odd. Unprecedented odd. According to a Rueters story, since March 12, the heat wave has already set at least 7,000 records. An earlier story on the website Climate Central said that 2,200 records had been broken, but the number rose over the subsequent week. Quoting writer Andrew Freedman: It’s quite possible that this ... Read More »

Four-day school gets thumbs up from public in Webster


by George Thompson There was no shortage of input last week when the Webster Area School Board reviewed its four-day school week survey results. The board ordered the survey to find out how well students, teachers, parents and businesses have adapted to the new system and what can be done to further improve it before the start of next year. ... Read More »

Scroll To Top