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Young riders compete at county 4-H rodeo

NISLAND — Ryker Samuelson and Scout Casteel were among the entrant field at the Butte-Lawrence County 4-H Rodeo, held on the final day of the fair. Both completed their first year of 4-H rodeo on Saturday.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, SD
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Black Hills Pioneer

Butte-Lawrence Co. Fair action underway

NISLAND — Barnyard animal noises of all sorts are sure to greet visitors at the Butte-Lawrence County Fairgrounds as the fair rolls into town today and runs through Saturday at the county fairgrounds located a short jaunt off U.S. Highway 212 in Nisland. The county fair is a popular...
NISLAND, SD
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Black Hills Pioneer

Gov. Noem requests presidential disaster declaration for June 11-14 storm damage

PIERRE — Gov. Kristi Noem requested a presidential disaster Declaration and signed Executive Order 2022-08 Thursday to help South Dakota local governments recover from public infrastructure damage sustained as a result of tornado, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, and hail that occurred June 11-14 in six counties statewide. Federal...
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Governor Noem seeks disaster declaration for six South Dakota counties

PIERRE, S.D.–Governor Kristi Noem has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help South Dakota local governments recover from public infrastructure damage sustained as a result of tornado, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, and hail that occurred June 11-14 in six counties. A preliminary damage assessment conducted this week by...
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Butte County 4-H shooters reflect on experience at nationals

SPEARFISH — Six Butte County youth competed at the recent 4-H National Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Neb. Two of those shooters, Zechariah Kari and Payton Jackson, earned top-10 status in individual events. Kari earned third place in muzzleloader silhouette by scoring an 11. That effort helped him...
BUTTE COUNTY, SD
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Belle Fourche School Board approves initiation of SBIRT screening

BELLE FOURCHE — The Action for the Betterment of our Community (ABC) of Butte County is taking another step toward assisting youth who are struggling within the community, now planning to provide early intervention screening when school resumes. Betsy Stearns, the coalition and community coordinator for the local ABC,...
BELLE FOURCHE, SD
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Butte County 4-H shooting team going to nationals

BUTTE COUNTY — Butte County 4-H Shooting will be well represented at the 4-H National Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Neb., at the end of June. Six members from the group will be representing our local area and South Dakota on National teams. Pictures from left: Payton Jackson - recurve archery; Zech Kari - muzzleloader; Syndey Baker - smallbore rifle; Abbie Culver - hunting skills; and Elijah Kari - smallbore pistol. Not pictured is Carter McKenna - shotgun.
BUTTE COUNTY, SD
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Black Hills Pioneer. June 17, 2022. Editorial: Storm damage can’t dampen neighborly spirit. Northern Hills residents watched Sunday’s storm moving east toward the Belle Fourche area before it unleashed its devastation. Butte County residents watched it come straight for them. And as tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings sounded,...
BELLE FOURCHE, SD
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Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Black Hills Pioneer. June 17, 2022. Editorial: Storm damage can’t dampen neighborly spirit. Northern Hills residents watched Sunday’s storm moving east toward the Belle Fourche area before it unleashed its devastation. Butte County residents watched it come straight for them. And as tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings sounded,...
BELLE FOURCHE, SD
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Storm damage can’t dampen neighborly spirit

Northern Hills residents watched Sunday’s storm moving east toward the Belle Fourche area before it unleashed its devastation. Butte County residents watched it come straight for them. And as tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings sounded, many took refuge in their basements, or in the basements of friends and neighbors.
BELLE FOURCHE, SD
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Storm Damage: Philip, other communities hit hard by storms Saturday evening

PHILIP, S.D. – Severe weather crossed sections of the Black Hills Region late Saturday afternoon and evening, leaving a trail of damage starting from Butte County and the Black Hills stretching through the central portions of South Dakota. Damage reports ranged from hail reports up to 4″ in diameter...
PHILIP, SD
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Brunner wins register of deeds seat

BELLE FOURCHE –– Julie Brunner, the Butte County Deputy Register of Deeds for two decades, won out against Cynthia Lewis in the Register of Deeds race Tuesday. With 1,737 total votes cast in the race, Brunner won 68%, or 1,173 votes, with Lewis netting 564, 32%. Brunner is...
BUTTE COUNTY, SD
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District 5 commission seat goes to Walton

BELLE FOURCHE –– Butte County Commissioner Frank Walton will hold on to his District 5 seat for at least another term, as he won 61% of the votes in Tuesday’s election against Troy Shockey. Walton, whose 150 votes compared to Shockey’s 95, told the Pioneer Wednesday that...
BUTTE COUNTY, SD
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Ager retains District 1 commission seat

BELLE FOURCHE –– Incumbent James Ager successfully retained his District 1 seat on the Butte County Commission, defeating opponents Les Hermann and Steven Clooten. Of the 493 votes cast for the District 1 election, Ager garnered 54%, or 266 votes, Ager said he appreciates all of those who support him and his efforts.
BUTTE COUNTY, SD
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Pinnow wins District 28B House spot

BUTTE, HARDING, PERKINS COUNTY – Neal Pinnow won the race in the primary election for District 28B House Tuesday over opponent Thomas Brunner 1,452 votes to 1,120. “It was a close race, and I enjoyed getting to meet Tom,” Pinnow said. “I enjoyed getting to visit with him and getting to know him as an individual. We both ran a good race, and now it’s time to get to work, and I’m looking forward to being able to represent the people of District 28B.”
PERKINS COUNTY, SD