David Osborne Trio: Monday April 9th 2018 – 7:30pm Riggs High Theater
Known as the “Pianist to the Presidents” and currently performs in Vegas, you will not want to miss this show.
Cahal Dunne: Saturday May 5th 2018 – 7:30pm Riggs High Theatre
“Ireland’s Happy Man” Pianist and composer who’s style is rich and deep, has performed with Bob Hope and Tony Orlando just to name a few. Irish to Broadway to Country…you will enjoy this great show.
The inaugural “Run with the Govs” event will be held Saturday, June 16. This 4-mile run/walk route features bronze statues of 19 former governors.
The race starts and finishes at the front steps of the beautiful State Capitol building. Participants of all ages are welcome, including kids in strollers and dogs on leashes. All registered racers/walkers will receive a t-shirt if registered by June 1. Awards for the overall male and female winners.
The full $25 registration fee will be donated to the Trail of Governors Foundation.
More info is available at https://runsignup.com/Race/SD/Pierre/RunwiththeGovs or the Run with the Govs Facebook page.
Qualifying South Dakotans have until July 1 to apply for the Sales or Property Tax Refund for Senior Citizens and Citizens with Disabilities program.
Under the program, qualified applicants will receive refunds of sales or property taxes based on their income. Refund checks are issued at the end of August. Applicants must apply for the program on an annual basis.
To qualify for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
· Be at least 66 years old on or before Jan. 1 of the current year or be disabled during any part of the year
· Must have a yearly income less than $12,060 if you live alone or live in a household whose members’ combined income is less than $16,240
· Be a South Dakota resident during all of 2017
Applications for the program may be obtained on the Department of Revenue’s website, http://dor.sd.gov, or at the applicant’s local county treasurer’s office. For more assistance, call the Department of Revenue’s toll-free helpline at 1-800-829-9188.
LaFramboise Island Nature Area near Pierre will be the site of a mountain bike race on Saturday, June 2.
There will be four classes of riders– beginner, recreation/sport, advanced and expert. Each class will have a division for men and women and complete a different number of laps on a well-marked course. Registration is set for 8:30-10am. A racer’s meeting is scheduled at 10:15 with the race to follow at 10:30am.
Two new categories this year will involve younger riders ages 12 & under and 13-17. They will complete only 1 lap on a shorter course. Trophies will be awarded for boys and girls, 1st through 3rd in each category. Their race will start at approximately noon or shortly after.
Helmets are mandatory and prizes will be awarded. The entry fee is $20.
For more information contact John Simpson at 224-7054, 222-0338, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDSU Extension is collaborating with South Dakota Wheat, Inc. to organize the 2018 annual Wheat Walks in Milesville, Sturgis, Mt. Vernon and Miller.
During the Wheat Walk, SDSU Extension staff will be available to discuss current production issues including: weed control, insect and disease identification, management and fertilizer options for winter and spring wheat.
Each Wheat Walk will also include the in-field program where SDSU Extension staff can help identify pests that are currently in the field, and also cover any other production issues or concerns attendees might have.
Following the in-field portion of the program. SD Wheat Inc. will provide growers with information on crop rotation, protein and moisture sampling.
Miller: The Miller Wheat Walk will be held near Miller, SD June 14 beginning at 4:30 p.m. (CDT).
Location directions: Interested attendees should travel 8 miles north of Miller on SD Hwy 45, turn east on 188th St. The field is located 6.5 miles east at 36630 188th Ave.
Anyone planning to attend is asked to RSVP to 605-224-4418 three days prior to the event so organizers can plan appropriately for the meal.
More details can also be found at www.sdwheat.org or iGrow.org/events.
The historic Oahe Chapel overlooking Lake Oahe near Pierre will Sunday morning church services from May 27 through Sept. 2.
Public ecumenical services are held at 8am CDT each Sunday. The chapel is located adjacent to the US Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center, approximately five miles north of Pierre on SD Highway 1804. Services are hosted by the Pierre-Fort Pierre Ministerial Association and the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society.
For more information on the Oahe Chapel summer services, the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society or how to rent the chapel, contact the State Historical Society at 605-773-3458.
Pierre Elks Lodge Number 1953 will hold its 7th annual South Dakota Kite Day Wednesday, June 13 from 1-4pm at Hilger’s Gulch in Pierre.
Children, ages 14 and under, are encouraged to attend. The first 400 children will receive a free kite and a lesson on how to properly fly the kite. Elk’s members will be available to hand out kites, offer assistance in putting them together and getting them to fly. Parents also are encouraged to get involved.
There is no registration fee, but children are encouraged to register by going to the Elks’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PierreSDElks/.
Kite Day is possible with financial support from the National Elk’s Foundation and the Pierre Elk’s Lodge #1953. If you would like to help or have a questions can call Steve Wegman at 605-295-1221.
The Pierre Youth Orchestra will hold its Senior Showcase Wed. May 23 at 7pm at the Capitol Rotunda.
The recital will feature Kailee Schultz, Arden Konecke, Sydney Larson and Kaylee Becker.
The public is welcome.
“Libraries Rock” is the theme of the 2018 South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library Summer Reading Program. This year’s program will run from June 3 to July 14 and is open to all youth registered with the South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library ages birth to 19.
Readers can participate in one of two age divisions: birth to 12 and 13 to 19. Participants will be encouraged to follow the 20/24/7 reading initiative by reading a minimum of 20 minutes each day, seven days a week and keeping track with a provided reading chart.
Readers who return their completed reading charts at the conclusion of the program will be eligible for gift card drawings in their age division. All drawing entries will also be combined for a grand prize drawing for a tablet.
For more information about enrolling in the summer reading program, contact Josh Easter at the South Dakota State Library at 1-800-423-6665 or email@example.com.
The City of Timber Lake Maintenance Department has scheduled semi-annual regular maintenance on the City’s water lines.
The City plans on flushing the lines on Tuesday and WEdnesday, May 22 and 23.
You may notice a slight disturbance in your household water.
Please plan accordingly.
The Pierre Fort Pierre Mental Health Task Force will be holding a public informational meeting on Thursday, May 31 at 5:30pm in the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce community room. Presenters will include Dennis Pfrimmer, CEO of Capital Area Counseling; Sheriff Mike Leidholt; and Task Force Chairman Dr. Mikel Holland, Avera St. Mary’s Hospital President and Chief Medical Officer.
Topics discussed will include:
· Task force activities
· Mobile crisis response
· Law enforcement support
· Recruitment of mental health professionals
· Facility update on new outpatient mental health and addiction treatment center
· crisis room
· Enhanced communication of treatment options
The Task Force encourages the public to join us with your input and questions.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service announces a signup period through June 8, 2018 for the Water Bank Program.
The purposes of WBP include preserving and improving major wetlands as habitat for migratory waterfowl and other wildlife, conserving surface waters, reducing soil and wind erosion, contributing to flood control, improving water quality, improving subsurface moisture and enhancing the natural beauty of the landscape. WBP contracts are nonrenewable, 10-year rental agreements.
Anyone interested in Water Bank should contact their local NRCS office.
EMS Week is May 20th-26th
Celebrate Mobridge’s Skilled Emergency Medical Services Team
Monday, May 21st
from 3-6:30 in the Mobridge Regional Hospital Ambulance Bay
Meet EMS Staff and Tour Ambulances
Ice Cream Social & Rootbeer Floats
Tuesday, May 22nd
Stop in the hospital cafeteria for cake and ice cream from 12:30-2pm and join the staff in celebrating 45 yearof service with Ed Fried
Wednesday, May 23rd
10-noon Kids/Parent Day at the Ambulance Bay
Noon-1pm Lunch, Tour Ambulance, Hands-Only CPR Demos and learn when to call 911
Thursday, May 24th
Battle of the Badges Dodgeball Tournament
Scherr Howe Area downtown Mobridge, Public invited to watch!!
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society will host an outdoor concert called “How Western Music Won the West” featuring traditional music artists Bob and Sheila Everhart on Friday, June 8, at 7pm CDT at the Capitol Lake Visitor Center in Pierre.
The museum is also hosting its annual ice cream social that evening beginning at 6:30pm, featuring several flavors from South Dakota State University. There is no fee to attend the concert or for ice cream.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets or any other comfortable outdoor gear for the concert. Restrooms will be available. In case of extreme heat or inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the Capitol Lake Visitor Center.
For questions about the concert, call 605-773-3798.
One of the longest manhunts in United States history will be the subject of a June program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.
Wayne Fanebust of Sioux Falls will discuss his book “Chasing Frank and Jesse James: The Bungled Northfield Bank Robbery and the Long Manhunt” at 7 pm CDT on Tuesday, June 12.
According to legend, Jesse encountered a ravine in Split Rock Creek near Garretson while attempting to evade a posse after the bank robbery at Northfield, Minn. Jesse found that the only way to evade the posse was to jump the chasm, now known as the Devil’s Gulch. This he did on his horse, leaving the posse on the other side and giving him time to escape.
It is possible for people in locations other than Pierre to join the program by Skype and other methods. People wanting to do so should call 605-773-6006 for more information.
Glencross Cemetery Clean-Up
Thursday, May 24th
(Rain date may 25th)
Evy Johnson in Concert
Thursday, May 24th at 7pm MT
Timber Lake High School Theater
Admission: Free Will donation for Children’s Miracle Network and Miss South Dakota Scholarship Foundation
The Fort Pierre Swimming Pool is open. Hours are from 12:30-5pm and again from 6-9pm. Admission is $1 for children and adults.
There is a significant need of more foster families to care for children of all ages in Central South Dakota. When children are not safe at home, they need a safe and loving family to take care of them.
For more information, contact the Department of Social Services at (605) 773-3612 ext 213 or visit FosterOneSD.org.
A Memorial Day Service, hosted by the Charles E. Thorne VFW Post 2038 of Pierre, will be held Monday at T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre.
The band starts at 10am, service starts at 11am.
Following the service, the VFW Auxiliary will host a lunch at the American Legion Cabin in Pierre. Cost is a free will offering.
The Pierre Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol will hold an open house at their new meeting space at Northridge Plaza on June 2 from 1-4pm. The gathering will be in the old Radio Shack space.
Hear more about the Civil Air Patrol by downloading the latest KGFX Beyond the Mic podcast. You can subscribe for free or listen online.
The City of McLaughlin will be opening the
Restricted Use Site for Spring Cleanup now thru May 26th
It will be open during the week by appointment and on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm MT (closed over lunch)
The Restricted Site accepts the following:
Construction & Demolition debris
10:30 Wreath laid at East Cemetary
10:45 Small service at Senior Home
11:00 Program at North Cemetary
a – National Anthem
b – Chaplains Pray
c – Laying of Wreath
d – Instruction of Speaker – Gary Stueck
e – Firing Squad
f – Taps
if there is inclement weather, the program will be at the Mobridge Middle School at 11 am.
Legion Auxiliary ‘donation’ meal at the Legion Post after the program
Program by Parker-Browder Legionl Post #4 and Legion Auxiliary
ASIST is a free, two-day interactive workshop that aims to provide skills to assist in suicide first aid intervention. This training is suitable for a number of people and organizations including mental health professionals, schools, religious groups, military personnel, parents, nurses, physicians, first responders, community volunteers or anyone in a position of trust.
Learn how to:
- Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
- Understand the reasons for thoughts of suicide• Develop a plan to increase safety from suicidal behavior
- Follow up on all safety commitments
Limited to 30 participants. Participation in the full two days is required.
To register, contact Julie Moore at 605-224-3451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 33rd Annual Crazy Horse Memorial Volksmarch will be held on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3. For hikers, admission to the Memorial is waived with a requested three cans of food per person in support of regional food drives. Hikers also pay a $3 fee to the American Volkssport Association. Regular admission applies to those not participating in the hike.
The Volksmarch or “peoples walk” is a family-oriented activity where hikers of all ages follow a marked trail (10K or 6.2 miles) at their own pace. The Memorial opens at 6 a.m. on both days and Volksmarch registration is open at 8 a.m.. Hikers can begin the hike shortly after 8 a.m. and must be off the trail by 4:00 p.m.. Pets are not allowed on the trail.
Last year’s Spring Volksmarch weekend brought 9005 visitors to the Memorial with 22,410 pounds of food donated.
Isabel Ambulance Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 31st 6pm MT
Isabel Ambulance Building
Up to 50 2-man teams
Weigh in 4 pm @ Swan Creek
For more information or to register, cal 649-6326
Hunter Safty Course will be held at the CRST Game, Fish & Parks Conference Room
Saturday, June 2nd starting at 8am until 4pm MT
It is a mandatory to take the Hunter Safety Course per memorandum dated Nov. 4th
Please Call to pre-register for the class
Lunch will be provided
Any questions, call GFP 605-964-7812/7813 ask for Juanita or Kristi
Trail Ride leaves from the Akaska City Park
You bring the horse & saddle, we’ll provide the trail!
BBQ Chicken meal At 5 pm at the Akaska Community Center
Open to the Public!!
All events sponsored by the Akaska Fire Department
The Pierre Outdoor Pool is open for the season.
Pool hours are:
Monday – Friday
•1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. open swim
•5 p.m. – 7 p.m. lap swim/water exercise
•7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. open swim
Saturday & Sunday
•1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. open swim
•7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. open swim
Entry fee is $2 for children and $4 for adults. Thursday nights and Sundays are $5 Family Swim. Punch cards are available at the pool.
United Blood Services is holding a community blood drive at the United Methodist Church in Pierre June 4 from 11am-5:30pm and June 5 from 8am-12:45pm.
For more information, call 605-995-5560 or could log on to bloodhero.com.
Feeding South Dakota in Pierre is in need of additional volunteers for the monthly “Senior Food Box Packing” event Tues., June 5 from 5:30–7:30pm. These food boxes are packaged and distributed to low-income senior citizens throughout Central South Dakota each month.
The packing is done at the Feeding South Dakota Distribution Center located at 20562 Grace Avenue in Pierre.
Anyone interested in helping or requesting more information, can visit our volunteer website at https://feedingsouthdakota.volunteermatrix.com/pierre-calendar or call 605-494-3663.
Keeping It In Kimball
June 9, 2018 ~ starting at 2p.m. ~ Kimball Rodeo Grounds
Pork Butts & Beans Cookoff (Rules meeting June 8th @ 8p.m.)
Business Promotion 2-8p.m.
Honey Bee Pageant 2:15p.m.
Bean Bag Tournament 3:00p.m.
10-Pitch Tournament 3:30p.m.
Ag Olympics for Youth 3:30p.m.
Nationals Amateur Baseball Game 4:00p.m.
Hello Beautiful Style Show 4:30p.m.
Pie Eating Contest 5:00 p.m.
Texas Holdem Tournament 5:30p.m.
Pork Butts & Beans Supper 6:00p.m.
Kids Tractor Pedal Pull 7:00p.m.
Greased Pig Contest 8:00p.m.
Ag Olympics for the Adults Contest 9:00p.m.
The times listed are APPROXIMATE times. For more information on each event be following us on the Kimball, South Dakota Facebook page.
Thrivent Financial is holding a bottled water drive for the Chamberlain, Pukwana and Reliance fire departments.
Community members can donate a case of unopened bottled water the week of June 18-22 at the Chamberlain Thrivent Financial office located at 138 S Main St. Donations will also be accepted at the June 22 River City Friday nights event.
For more information, call Rebecca or Cheryl at 605-234-0382.
Temperatures can soar when fighting a fire or during a rescue attempt. By providing cases of water, we can ensure our emergency volunteers are well hydrated in extreme conditions.
SDSU Extension will host a field school June 19, 2018 at the Dakota Lakes Research Station outside of Pierre (21310 308th Ave., Pierre). This event is also hosted by the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU.
The event will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (CST) and lunch is provided. The event is open to the public. Registration is requested.
Information covered during the event is focused on the needs of agricultural businesses, consultants and government personnel who work with farmers and ranchers in central and western South Dakota.
Attendees will gain knowledge about weeds, insects, soils and farm management, and have the option to tour the research station. Attendees will also have an opportunity to network with the SDSU Extension team and other agricultural professionals.
Those who attend can earn two soil and water CCA credits, one nutrient management CCA credit, two pest management CCA credits and one crop management CCA credit.
Registration is requested. To register, visit www.iGrow.org. Registration after June 8, 2018 is $65 to cover costs and materials. Registration on or before June 8 is $50. The registration fee is non-refundable unless event is cancelled.
For more information, contact Ruth Beck, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist at email@example.com or contact Patrick Wagner, SDSU Extension Entomology Field Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dakota Lakes Research Station is located at 21310 308th Ave., Pierre, SD 57501. It is approximately 17 miles east of Pierre on S.D. Hwy 34.