South Dakota Sobriety Checkpoints
Jan 3 – Jan 31 all-day

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol plans to ring in the first month of 2017 with another group of sobriety checkpoints. The Patrol will hold 17 checkpoints in 16 different counties during January. Checkpoints are done to discourage drinking and then driving, buzzed driving is drunk driving.

January checkpoints are planned for the following counties: Butte, Charles Mix, Coddington, Custer, Davison, Day, Hughes, Kingsbury, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Roberts Sanborn, Tripp, Union, Walworth and Yankton.

Stanley County School Updates for January
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

January 9th: Senior Financial Aid Scholarship Night, 6:30pm in Assessment Center room 116 *Postponed to February 6th*

January 13th: ACT registration deadline for test February 11th

January 31st: Deadline for Student Council Project, the council is collecting items for Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center. Items needed are; pajamas for all ages, undergarments, diapers/wipes, personal care items- shampoo/conditioner, toilet paper, brushes/combs, body wash, lotion and towels. *Donations can be brought to the middle/high school office, or may be picked up by calling 223-7743 and leaving a message with Mrs. Duffy.

Feeding South Dakota Empty Bowls Event
Jan 11 – Feb 11 all-day

Feeding South Dakota Empty Bowls Event

Until the first week of February kids can go to Pottery 2 Paint and paint bowls for the event. The only cost to paint the bowl is $7 and you do not get to keep the bowls, they will be donated to the people that sponsor and attend the Empty Bowl Fundraiser.

Take a “selfie” of their work and post it to their Facebook Page!

Please contact Amy Mesman if you have questions at 280-9740

Central SD Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Central SD Survivors of Suicide Support Group

The 14th of every month from 6:30 – 8pm there will be a Central SD Survivors of Suicide Support group meeting. Keep updated via the Facebook group and for more information contact Julie Moore at

2017 Great Futures Mega Raffle
Jan 17 @ 12:00 am

2017 Great Futures Mega Raffle

Early Bird Drawings $100 per Ticket with 12 Chances to win Big

Prizes Drawn Monthly live on Air on KGFX

Purchase Tickets at:

Beck Motors, Cenex Corner Station, Prairie Pages Booksellers and the Boys and Girls Club

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Volunteer Van Drivers Needed
Jan 17 @ 10:33 pm

Transportation is often an issue for Veterans who seek to receive services from VA hospitals. Through the Volunteer Transportation program we try to eliminate those barriers. The program is supported by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), all volunteers must be screened and pass certain requirements:

  • Complete an application and supporting documentation
  • Receieve a driver’s physical and TB test from VA Employee Health (No Charge)
  • Get fingerprinted at VA for background check (No Charge)
  • Present a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance coverage

These are volunteer (non-paid) positions that often require a full day commitment from the volunteer on the days they are assigned to drive the van.

If you have questions contack Charles Walker at 280-1936 or Cheryl Rieniets at 347-7206

Governor’s Prayer Breakfast
Jan 20 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

The Governor’s Prayer Breakfast is January 20th at 6:30 in the morning at the Ramkota in Pierre.

The tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce building.

Dick Foth from Windsor, Co. will be the speaker, his passion is speaking about reconciliation and relationship building.

Dueling Pianos Concert
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Dueling Pianos Concert January 20th from 7:30 to 10:30 pm at Drifters in Fort Pierre.

Ticket Prices: $25 for a single, $180 for a reserved table, 250 tickets are available

Tickets can be purchased at All Around Graphix, Over Head Door, BankWest – Main branch, Capital City Florist and Drifters

Contact Derk Campbell at 222-9927 or Tina Van Camp at 280-7523 for ticket information.

Benefit for the Post 8 Baseball program in our community

Relay for Life Chili Cook-off
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join the Hughes/Stanley County Relay for Life team as they host their annualo Chili Cook-off and event kick-off on January 21st at Northridge Plaza from 11am-2pm at Center Court

15th Annual Kid’s Fishing Tourney Swancreek, Akaska
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

15th Annual Kid’s Fishing Tourney Swancreek, Akaska January 21st for ages 3 to 15

Starting at noon until 4pm with a banquet to follow at the Akaska Community Center, there will be a presentation of awards and prizes afterward

Sign up at Tony’s Bait & Tackle or call 850-9872 or 850-8876

Performing Arts Expo presented by Pierre Music Store
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and experience the rising talent of this generation at the Performing Arts Expo presented by Pierre Music Store in the Northridge Plaza on Janary 21st starting at 1pm. This event is a Scholarship Fudraiser, your gift will help support an inspiring musician.

1st time apperance by Audry Maunu, vocal artist. Along with Page and Mary, alternative music; Allison Hill, violin artist and also featuring Simon Hill, Spanish Guitar.

Women’s March
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pierre Residents interested in spreading a message of solidarity with women in South Dakota and around the world will be joining the Women’s March on Washington in a local “sister march” near the capitol building steps on January 21st at 2pm, marchers will march along Capitol Ave.

The mission is to bring people together and to express their voice regarding the current political climate.

Roscoe Firemen’s Ball @ Roscoe Fire Hall
Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm

Roscoe Firemen’s Ball

Saturday, Jan 21st at the Roscoe Fire Hall

  • Todd & cassie Holtz Karaoke starts at 8:15pm
  • Ultimate Raffle wheel spinning begins at 8pm
  • Prime Rib Supper 5:30-10pm

Prime Rib Supper $20.00

Dance Only $10.00

Prime Rib Supper & Dance $25.00

ULTIMATE RAFFLE—–Limited Tickets   $100/ticket  ONLY 700 Tickets Sold

For Tickets or more Information call:

  • Dennis 605-216-3575
  • Darin 605-380-7832

25 Guns

NEW Honda Pink Metropolitan Scooter

$1000 Cash

10 Yeti Coolers

Segway miniPRo

Trip to Las Vegas

Polaris Ranger XP 900 LE

John Deere Gas Pressure Washer (donated by ECI)

10 Traeger Grills

Phantom 4 Drone

Legislative Cracker Barrel
Jan 21 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Legislative Cracker Barrel is January 21st from 9-10pm in the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Community Room

District 24 Legislators will give an update of the 2017 Legislative Session and answer your questions about the current issues. No charge to attend, for more information call Laura at 227-7361.

United Parish Church Soup & Sandwich Lunch @ Timber Lake Community Center
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Untied Parish Church Soup and Sandwich Lunch

Sunday, Jan. 22nd from 11 am to 1 pm MT

at the Timber Lake Community Center

Free will donation

If bad weather it will be rescheduled

Mobridge-Pollock School Play @ Mobridge-Pollock Middle School Theater
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm

Mobridge-Pollock High School will present the “Imperfect Proposal,” a play by Lisa Parry

Sunday, January 22nd at 7pm at the Mobridge-Pollock Middle School Theater

Admission is free and open to the public

Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinic Annual Membership Meeting @ Mobridge Regional Hospital
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm

Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics Annual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Mobridge Regional Hospital 7:00pm Business Meeting

Agenda Includes:

Finnancial, Auxiliary, Foundation, Medical Staff Reports and Administrative Comments

Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics Annual Membership Meeting @ Mobridge Regional Hospital
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm

Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics

Annual Membership Meeting  Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at the Mobridge Regional Hospital

7:00 pm Business Meeting

40th Sutton Rodeo in Rapid City
Jan 27 – Feb 4 all-day

40th Sutton Rodeo in Rapid City January 27th through February 4th at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

Tickets on sale at the box office or by phone at 1-800-GOT-MINE

SCHEDULE *Specialty act by Loop Rawlins

Jan. 27th & 28th: PRCA Extreme Bulls Tour

Jan 28th & Feb 2nd-4th: PRCA Rodeo Rapid City

Jan 29th: 20x High School Rodeo

Jan 30th: Sutton Ranch Rodeo

Feb. 1st: PRCA Wrangler Champion Challenge & Girls in Spurs Ladies’ Night

Feb. 3rd: KBHB Bucking Horse Sale

Jan 28th, Feb. 1st & 4th: Rodney Yost Horsemanship Clinics

Early Childhood Screenings
Jan 27 – Jan 28 all-day

Early Childhood Screenings scheduled January 27th as part of Pierre School District/Oahe Child Development Center, for children ages Birth to 5

The screenings are held at the Jefferson School (900 N. Poplar). The following areas will be screened: gross motor development, fine motor development, cognitive development, speech and language, hearing, vision and general health.

Please call Kathy 773-7300 to schedule a screening appointment for your child.

Kaitlyn Dix Fundraiser in McIntosch @ McIntosh City Hall
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunday Dinner

Please Join Us on the last Sunday of this month Jan. 29th

for a free will donation dinner for

Kaitlyn Dix

who is raising money for her art class trip to Italy for college

January 29th 11am to 1pm MT at the McIntosh City Hall

Serving Roast Beef and ham with all the fixings. Complete with dessert.

Also available for sale are baked goods, including thee best homemade Kuchen!

Stanley American Legion Post 20 Monthly Meeting
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stanley American Legion Post 20 will meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Moose Lodge in Fort Pierre. There will be a potluck dinner at 6pm and a membership meeting starting at 7pm. All Veterans are invited to attend and enjoy a meal on Post 20.

7th Annual Troy Anderson Memorial Coyote Hunt
Feb 10 – Feb 11 all-day

7th Annual Troy Anderson Memorial Coyote Hunt 

$150 Entry fee for 2-man team, to enter email

February 10th at 7pm CST – Rules meeting at Schomer Building (Ft. Pierre Fair Grounds) One team member must be present!

February 11th the Hunt starts at Sunrise to Sunset, weigh-ins at 7pm CST sharp

$5000 added prize money for the heaviest, lightest, most weight accumulated, most mangy, and calcutta buy-in option. $100 for best “junk” (skunk, badger, etc…no rabbits!)

Free Supper and Door Prizes following the hunt! Fur buyer will be present at weigh in


Small Business is Everybody’s Business Conference Coming to Pierre
Feb 10 @ 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Small Business is Everybody’s Business Conference Coming to Pierre February 10th 1:15-4:30pm CST at the SDSU Extension Regional Center (412 W. Missouri Ave)

Registration (prior to Feb 1)- $20/person, Late Registration (after Feb 1)- $30/person  Register at and click on “events” *Space is limited*

This conference will provide discussion of how to provide support and encouragement for young entrepreneurs. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Brent Comstock, entrepreneur, student and innovator will be the keynote speaker.

Questions? Contact Kari O’Neill at 685-6972 or; or call Peggy Schlechter at 394-1722 or

Feeding South Dakota Empty Bowls Fundraiser Event
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Feeding South Dakota Empty Bowls Fundraiser Event starting at 5:30, February 16th at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church

Tickets Available: online at , Feeding South Dakota (20562 Grace Ave.) or Pottery2Paint (20 West Sioux Ave.)   Tickets cost: $10 adults $5 Children and children under 5 are free

The Empty Bowls event benefits the Mobile Food Pantry of Feeding South Dakota while raising awareness about the issue of hunger in our state and local community.

For information about the event visit or contact Russ Hofeldt at 280-3347, ….or contact Debbie Renner at 348-2689 ext. 203,

The Tri County/ MNI WAS’TE Water Company Annual Meeting @ All Saints Catholic Church
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm


Annual Meeting will be held on

February 16th at 6:00 Mountain  Time

at the All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte

A meal will be served at 6:00pm with business to follow

Senator Rounds Accepting Summer 2017 Internship Applications
Feb 17 all-day

Senator Rounds Accepting Summer 2017 Internship Applications, the deadline to apply for internships in his Washington D.C, Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls offices is February 17th. College Credit is available.

Interested college students should complete the online internship application and submit a resume no later than February 17th. Resumes should be submitted to intern coordinator Erin Budmayr at

Information about the internship program, along with the application can be found online at

Questions? Call Erin Budmayr at 224-1450

Dakota Senior Meals Spaghetti Supper
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dakota Senior Meals is having a spaghetti supper Friday, February 17th from 5 to 7pm
at the Senior Center in Chamberlain.  Free Will donation
everyone is invited