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Gertrude “Trudy” Aartun

Gertrude “Trudy” Aartun, age 91, of Madison, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2022, at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison. Graveside services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the Zion Cemetery near Colton. Trudy is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 65 years...

Working on a Lake Poinsett Improvement Plan

The East Dakota Water Development District based in Brookings is working with residents around Lake Poinsett. East Dakota Manager Jay Gilbertson says they have been working on a plan for a while….. Gilbertson says the lake has had high water for a while…. Gilbertson says finding consensus on...

SDSU Football #2 in Stats Perform FCS Preseason Top 25

With the Jackrabbits returning 14 starters from last year's squad after posting an 11-4 overall record to reach the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, South Dakota State University has now been selected number No. 2 in the Stats Perform FCS Preseason Top 25. SDSU has reached...

Back to School Plan approved for Madison Central School District

The Madison Central School Board approved the district’s Back to School Plan for the 2022-23 school year during its regular meeting on Monday. The Back to School Plan is a document that the district is required to have in place regarding its plans for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and is reviewed by a committee.

Bison and Jacks tops of the FCS Preseason Poll

( — North Dakota State is tops in the Stats FCS National Preseason Top 25 poll released on Monday. The Bison grabbed 52 of the 54 first-place votes. South Dakota State follows behind ranked second with the remaining two first-place votes. Rounding out the top five were Montana, Montana State, and Missouri State. South Dakota received votes.

Stig wonders if he can keep all of his offensive guys happy at SDSU

BROOKINGS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -We heard last week from John Stiegelmeier about how good his offense was going to be with Mark Gronowski back from his injury. He called it maye his best offense ever which is really saying something. But with Davis, Kraft and the Jahnke’s the quarterback...

Intersection Closure to Begin Next Week

The intersection of 22nd Avenue and 20th Street South will be closed starting the week of August 14th. Crews will be working on both the I-29 interchange project as well as water utilities in the area. The closure is expected to run for 45 days, during which a detour route will be posted.

AUDIO: Jacks open practice with a new look on the coaching staff

BROOKINGS, S.D. ( – South Dakota State football opened practice last week with a new look on the coaching staff. Zach Lujan (Loo-Haun) will take over as the Jackrabbits’ offensive coordinator while continuing to coach the team’s quarterbacks, Ryan Olson moved to offensive line coach and has added the title of run game coordinator, Jimmy Rogers has been named the team’s sole defensive coordinator and defensive line coach and Christian Smith has added defensive run game coordinator to his duties.

School district to pay off capital outlay certificates

The Madison Central School District will be paying off some of the district’s capital outlay certificates early. Business Manager Mitchell Brooks told Madison Central School Board members Monday that this is something the district and the board has been preparing for for several years. The board approved the payoff...

Madison Central schools need more substitute teachers for 2022-23 school year

The Madison Central School Board approved a number of items as part of the district’s personnel action during its meeting on Monday. Among the new hires approved by the board are two Elementary school teachers for the 2022-23 school year – BreeAna Klekas and Berin Johns, along with a part-time office professional for the Elementary School – Maria Brown. The school board also approved the hiring of a custodian, and one middle, one elementary, and two high school paraprofessionals, along with several other coaching positions. During his administrator’s report, Superintendent Joel Jorgenson outlined the positions still available in the school district at this time.
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Road construction, sub list concerns as school year starts

Classes begin in the Madison Central School District in two weeks. On Monday night, members of the school board took the final actions required of them and school administrators updated board members on issues related to the new school year. Road construction and the short list of substitutes are two...