Lake County Town Hall Meeting
The Lake County Commissioners will hold another town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 7 for residents to discuss the need for a potential opt out or road and bridge levy in Lake County. This meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to receive firsthand information from county officials about county...
New Miss Prairie Village, Prairie Princess crowned
Bailey Hyland and Sadie Troxell were crowned Miss Prairie Village and Miss Prairie Princess at Saturday’s 3 pageant. Hyland, a 15-year-old from Ramona, was also the 2018 Miss Prairie Princess while her cousin, Madeline Eich, served as Miss Prairie Village.
Minnehaha County Commission approve setbacks to 330 feet
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(KELO)- It was a packed house full of emotion. Minnehaha County Commissioners voted this morning to cut the safety setback zones for CO-2 pipelines roughly in half. The proposal to require a 330-foot setback between the pipelines and buildings was made by Commissioner Joe Kippley. Landowner Joy Hohn...
City Snow Removal Ordinance
The Madison City Commission met last night and discussed amending the snow removal ordinance. City Administrator Jameson Berreth says it is basically cleaning up some language in the ordinance. The Commission approved the first reading of the amended snow removal ordinance. Last night the commission also approved the temporary retail...
Chester wins class ‘B’ girls golf state tournament
WATERTOWN, S.D. (KELO) — The Chester Flyers have climbed to the top of class ‘B’ girls golf, as they outshot Bison/Hettinger/Scranton. Ayla McDonald and Jadyn McDonald each finished in the top seven, helping lift the Flyers to a +66 team score, five strokes ahead of second place.
Madison area woman recovering after severe fire burns led to amputations
MADISON, S.D. (KELO) — A woman from the Madison area is recovering in a burn unit in St. Paul, Minnesota, after an accident four weeks ago where her clothing caught on fire. She later had part of both her legs amputated. On May 7, 78-year-old Barb Hansen was doing...
Madison resident receives community donations following severe burn injuries
When tragedy strikes, communities come together for support. When Barb Hansen, a 78-year-old Madison resident, was involved in an accident that resulted in severe 3rd- and 4th-degree burns on both of her legs and feet, her daughter, Betty Rook, started a fund-raiser on GoFundMe.com to assist with medical and recovery expenses, and the community response has been enormous.
95 and thriving: Gerry Lange recalls listening in on Soviets
WASHINGTON (KELO) — 95-year-old Army veteran Gerry Lange of the Madison, South Dakota area has a Ph.D. from the Universidad de Navarra in Spain, but he doesn’t quite have the words to describe last Wednesday’s Midwest Honor Flight experience in the Washington, D.C. area. He was one of 83 veterans honored on the trip.
KOTA TV and KEVN news anchor crowned Miss South Dakota 2023
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Miranda O’Bryan, an evening news anchor for KOTA Territory News and KEVN Black Hills Fox, was crowned Miss South Dakota 2023 Saturday night in Brookings. O’Bryan, from Martin, will now represent the state in the national Miss America competition in early 2024. She...
MHS Seniors Scholarship Awards
The Madison Central School Educational Foundation Board of Directors and scholarship donors were present to award Foundation scholarships to MHS graduating seniors. Executive Director, Renae Prostrollo said the foundation scholarships will total over $45,000 this year. Prostrollo said, “Scholarship donors value education. Donors give scholarships as a way to give back to MHS. Some have chosen to invest in a student’s future as a meaningful way to honor their loved one, through a scholarship.”
Stiegelmeiers to lead SDSU Hobo Day parade
BROOKINGS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - John and Laurie Stiegelmeier have been named grand marshals for the 111th Hobo Day parade at South Dakota State in October. The event is set for October 14. “All Jackrabbits start their collegiate journey with varying experiences and diverse backgrounds, yet each person’s path...
Chislic, nature part of the tourism wins in SD region
The biggest chunk was spent in Minnehaha County at $1.1 billion but the money is also being spent elsewhere including $3.5 million in Douglas County which is lowest in the region.
Colman-Egan’s Daniela Lee on a fast track to success
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - There’s nothing quite like the feeling of reaching full stride for Daniela Lee. “I love the feeling when I reach my top speed! It’s always just a relaxed, nice speed. That’s my favorite part.” Lee says. Few have come...
Another summer of music with Madison Community Band
The Madison Community Band has provided residents a space to flex their musical muscles for decades, and now, they’re ready to begin another summer of practices and performances. Last Wednesday, around 20 people gathered at Madison’s Downtown Armory for the band’s first practic. The group is directed by Diane...
County Commission meets Tuesday
The Lake County Commission holds its regular meeting on Tuesday June 6th. On the agenda is the Approval for Fireworks Permit of Village Creek for Village Creek Days. They will also be approving 2023-2024 Malt Beverage Renewal Applications, followed by an update from Sherif Sarina Talich regarding the Brookings County Detention Center Inmate Housing Contract, and Highway Superintendent Nels Nelson on an update about a Utility Occupancy Application and 2 bids for approval.
Barger wins for second week in a row at I-90
Madison’s Nate Barger and the “Point Bar #98” came up from the seventh spot to win the Spielman Excavating IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars on Saturday night, at I-90 Speedway in Hartford. It was the 2nd win in as many weekends for Barger at 1-90. Elliot Ammdahl of Flandreau finished 3rd, Nick Barger of Madison finished 7th.
Brookings Man Injured in Lawnmower Accident
A Brookings man was injured Tuesday afternoon after he was thrown from a lawnmower when it was struck by a vehicle. 18-year-old Daniel Klug was riding a Hustler riding lawnmower across Main Avenue South at the intersection of Blue Bell Drive at about 1:45 p.m. when he was hit by a southbound 1999 Buick LeSabre driven by 61-year-old Althea Davis of Brookings.
City has full agenda Monday
The Madison City Commission will meet on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the commission room at City Hall. The commissioners will discuss retail malt beverage and S.D. farm wine license renewals; acknowledge bid dates for city of Madison water system improvements and sanitary sewer CIPP lining projects; authorize the mayor to sign agreements with Verizon Wireless (modification agreement) and Lake County (fuel system agreement); authorize the mayor to sign an audit engagement letter with Schoenfish & Co. Inc.; declare surplus property (scrap wire/miscellaneous) and appoint appraisers.
Chip Seal Project to Start Monday, June 12, 2023
The 2023 Brookings County Chip Seal Project will commence on Monday, June 12, 2023. Please see the link to the map below for chip seal locations.
Chester leads day one of class ‘B’ girls golf
WATERTOWN, S.D. (KELO) — Chester owns first place after the first day of play in the class ‘B’ girls state golf tournament in Watertown. View full scores here: TEAM SCOREBOARD Bison/Hettinger/Scranton are the defending state champions and they sit in striking position, just seven strokes back of Chester. Allison Kahler of Bison/Hettinger/Scranton is in first […]
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