Daily Archives: March 1, 2013

Umpire Meeting Scheduled for Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – Anyone interested in being a baseball umpire for the Teener, Legion and High School level of Baseball should attend a meeting scheduled for Tuesday night, March 5th.  The meeting is an organizational meeting and will be held at the South Dakota High School Activities Association Building on North Euclid in Pierre.  The meeting will be held at 7:30 pm.  To get more information on the meeting, call …

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G F & P Taking Added Steps to Cut Goose Numbers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Registration continues for one more week for those who would be interested in helping manage the numbers of Canada geese in South Dakota.  The population of the geese in the state is higher than management goals.  G F & P Wildlife Division Director Tony Leif says the optimum population would be 80,000 to 90,000 resident Canada geese.  In the spring of last year, the U.S. …

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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Assault

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man was sentenced this week in federal court for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.  26-year-old Mahlon Jeffries was convicted of the Assault charge and appeared for sentencing Monday before U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange.  Jeffries was given a 48 month prison sentence, followed by two years of supervised release.  He was originally indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault …

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Local Restaurant to Hold Fundraiser to Give Back to Family of Former Employee Killed in Car Accident

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Next week, a local business will raise money to assist the family of a Pierre woman who died in a traffic accident last weekend.  For much of the day, Wednesday, March 6, Taco Johns of Pierre will give 50% of all sales to the Casey Crane Memorial Fund.  Casey Crane worked at the restaurant as a shift manager for more than ten years.  She passed …

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Pierre-Sturgis Tip Off Time Set and Boys State Tournament Tickets Go on Sale Maybe

  PIERRE, S.D. – The Sturgis at Pierre Girls Basketball Region 2AA Playoff Game will be played at Riggs High Gym Saturday night and tip off of the game is scheduled for 7:00 pm.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm  The winner will advance to the State AA Girls Basketball Tournament in Rapid City that begins next Thursday.  You can hear the game on the Dakota Radio Groups RIVER 927 …

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Pierre P.D. Honors Department Staff and Others at Annual Banquet

PIERRE, S.D – (DRG News) Thursday brought the annual Pierre Police Department Appreciation/Awards Dinner.  Several honors were handed out to department staff, volunteers and others.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says Distinguished Service Awards were handed out to eight department employees.  Those honored with the award for the first time were Communications Supervisor Edie Jenniges, Dispatcher Cindy Gross, former Communications Officer Susan LaFave-who now works as an Administrative Clerk, Deb …

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City of Pierre to Hold Monday Meeting on Reconstruction Project for a Segment of Dakota Avenue

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre will have a meeting next week to give the public and businesses along a section of Dakota Avenue a chance to learn more about an upcoming reconstruction project.  The city will be doing work soon on a segment of Dakota from Highland Avenue to Fort Street.  Construction on the project will be completed in four phases.  Work will include storm sewer …

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2013-2014 Pierre Strategic Plan Discussed by Commission/Viewable on City Website

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s 2013-2014 Strategic Plan was unveiled to the community at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.  The commission, mayor and various department directors gathered in early January for a planning session and to lay out goals for Pierre for the year to come; along with long range plans.  Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the strategic planning committee put together six strategic goals and commissioners weighed in on …

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Pierre and Stanley County Football Schedules Released

  PIERRE, S.D. – The football schedules for South Dakota high schools have been released by the South Dakota High School Activities Association.  In Class 11AA, the Pierre Governors will have an 8 game schedule for the next two years with a by week after week 5 of the season.  Next year, the Governors have non conference games at Rapid City Central during week 2 and at Sioux Falls O’Gorman …

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Jackrabbits Clinch Summit League Regular Season Title

  OMAHA – Six SDSU Jackrabbits scored in double figures, Jordan Dykstra and Nate Wolters both posted double-doubles and Chad White led the offense as South Dakota State locked up at least a share of The Summit League regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the league tournament with a 100-82 win at Omaha on Thursday.  White led the Jackrabbits with 23 points, including a career-high six 3-pointers …

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