Brookings County, SDBrookings Register

Hit-and-run damages Honda at Oakwood

BROOKINGS – An unknown vehicle hit a 2018 Honda, causing more than $1,000 in damage, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office. The damage was reported at 6:58 p.m. Saturday and occurred on West Oakwood Shoreline Drive, Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said. “A black Honda Civic was parked along the...
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Sioux Falls,

Names released In Minnehaha County fatal crash on I-229

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The names have been released of the three people who died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash in Sioux Falls. They have been identified as the male driver, 22-year-old Sean Morck of Sioux Falls, and the female passengers, 18-year-old Breanne Gaffin of Worthing, and 16-year-old Kali Johnson of Canton.
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Dell Rapids,

Authorities searching for missing Dell Rapids woman

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Authorities are searching for a missing Dell Rapids woman last seen Thursday. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says 55-year-old Kenyon Brown left on foot without a phone and her ID on July 22, east of Dell Rapids. Kenyon is described as having blonde hair, blue eyes, and weighing 100 lbs. Kenyon was last seen wearing a black shirt and jean shorts.
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Brookings, SDBrookings Register

Wendell staying in Brookings, to remain on council

BROOKINGS – Brookings City Councilor Nick Wendell says he’s had a change of heart and will not leave the community or resign from the council. Wendell had announced on July 16 that he was resigning from the Brookings City Council, effective July 30, to move to Sioux Falls. The council...

City of Madison declares energy alert through Wednesday

The City of Madison has declared an energy alert for the next couple of days of hot weather in our area. The alert begins today and lasts through Wednesday night. During this time, city electric consumers, both residential and business, are encouraged to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage, which will assist in controlling the peak demand on the power system.
Moody County,

County Highway department to add stop sign reflectors

Two corners with four-way stops signs in Moody County will be getting noticed. The corners at the former Airway station at the Trent and Dell Rapids roads at 240th and 474th and the corner at the Ward road and old Highway 77 will get reflector bars and possibly whirligigs on top to attract attention that they are four-way stops. Residents have complained that motorists run the stop signs.
Brookings, SDBrookings Register

Council meeting moving to Dakota Prairie

BROOKINGS – Due to HVAC issues at the Brookings City & County Government Center, Tuesday’s Brookings City Council meeting is being relocated to the Brookings School District board room located at Dakota Prairie Elementary School, 111 26th St. S., Brookings. Meeting time is 6 p.m. The city council meeting will...

Commission sets hearing date on ordinance regarding chickens in city limits

The Madison City Commission will be considering an ordinance regarding keeping chickens within city limits. As part of the commissioners’ consent calendar items on their meeting agenda Monday, they approved setting a hearing date on an ordinance to permit the keeping and maintenance of brooding chicks and hens for egg and meat sources in the city.
Brookings, SDBrookings Register

GracePoint Student Ministry honored for volunteer efforts

BROOKINGS – The Helpline Center recently announced that GracePoint Student Ministry has been named the July 2021 Volunteer of the Month, an area-wide award program sponsored by the Helpline Center and First Bank & Trust. Students and families from GracePoint Student Ministry partnered with Sleep in Heavenly Peace to build...
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Volunteers continue search for Dell Rapids woman

SIOUX FALLS, SD ( – Volunteers began a search effort for Kenyon Brown on Monday. The group will resume their search on Tuesday at 10 am. They will meet at the Pizza Ranch in Dell Rapids. Kenyon was last seen Thursday and was wearing a black tank top and jean shorts. She left her home without an ID, her purse, or her cell phone.

Parade highlights birthday bash

Trent welcomed hundreds of visitors to its 135th Birthday Saturday with a parade and other activities. The 11 a.m. parade lasted an hour with floats – including floaties – and tractors, collectible cars and riders on horseback. The Flandreau City Band, 14 strong, played several numbers along the route, including the former Trent school song.

Madison Central School Board approves hiring of new high school teacher

The Madison Central School Board approved the hiring of a new high school teacher during a special meeting on Monday. The board approved the hiring of Phillip Thramer as a high school science teacher for the district and Quiz Bowl Advisor at a total salary of just more than 54-thousand dollars. Thramer most recently worked as a high school teacher in the Manhattan, Kansas public school system. He replaces Dawn Wiebers, who recently resigned from the position.

City moves deadline for adopting budget

The Madison City Commission is moving the city’s deadline for adopting it’s 2022 budget. During their meeting Monday, commissioners approved first reading of an ordinance to move the municipal budget deadline. City Finance Officer Sonya Wilt told commissioners what the budget hearing and approval dates will be under the new ordinance.
Dell Rapids,

Search continues for missing Dell Rapids woman

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. ( — The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office continues to ask for the public’s help in locating a Dell Rapids area woman. 55-year-old Kenyon Brown was last seen five miles east of Dell Rapids on Thursday. She is 5’1, blonde hair, blue eyes, and weighs approximately 100 pounds.
Brookings, SDBrookings Register

Stolen pickup found, tools missing

BROOKINGS – A pickup was stolen, then recovered last week, but items were found to be missing, according to Brookings Police. The theft of the truck was reported at 7:13 a.m. Thursday and occurred in the 100 block of Second Street South, Lt. Marci Gebers said. The stolen vehicle was a silver 2008 Chevy Silverado pickup.
Brookings, SDBrookings Register

Dispose of household hazardous waste the right way

BROOKINGS – The Brookings Regional Landfill is encouraging Hamlin, Deuel, Kingsbury, Lake, Brookings and Moody County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste in a safe and environmentally responsible way at its first collection event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Swiftel Center. The event...