Panel Appointed to Plan SD’s 125th Anniversary

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a commission to come up with ideas for celebrating South Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood in 2014.

The group will seek ideas from the public until Oct. 1 on how to promote South Dakota’s history, increase tourism and encourage state and local events such as all-school reunions.

Daugaard says funding for the celebration will come from licensing the commercial use of a 125th anniversary logo.

The commission includes State Historical Society Director Jay Vogt, State Historical Society President Brad Tennant, Black Hills State University administrator David Wolff, Oglala Sioux tribal historic preservation specialist Joyce Whiting, state Rep. Bernie Hunhoff, state Rep. Leslie Heinemann, South Dakota Municipal League Director Yvonne Taylor, Jim Larson of Sioux Falls, and 1989 Centennial Commission chair Shelley Stingley.

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