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Board hires utilities technician, considers quotes, purchases

Members of the Oacoma Town Board hired an utilities technician and considered quotes and purchases when the group met Monday, April 20, in Meeting Room #2 of the community center in Oacoma. Chamberlain City Police Sergeant Jason Handel presented the first quarter police report. “The numbers are about average from last year,” said the police sergeant. Town Board President Mike Schreiber informed the police sergeant truck traffic will be increasing ...

Council receives grant, approves hires, schedules hearings

Ken Artz of South Central Water Development District presented a check to Vice-Chairman Tim

Thomas during the City of Chamberlain’s council meeting on Monday, April 20. The meeting was held in the council chambers of the Chamberlain City Offices. City Engineer Greg Powell said the city was awarded a grant for Phase II of the GPS Mapping Project. The project was roughly $28,000 and the city was awarded $15,000.

Allergies will be discussed at ‘On Call’ segment

Mark Bubak, MD, of Dakota Allergy and Asthma and Tom Luzier, MD, of Aberdeen Asthma and Allergy, join host, Rick Holm, MD, as they invite viewers to call or e-mail their questions on the topic of “Allergies” this Thursday, April 23. “The more we learn about our immune system, the more we realize how it affects our allergies. We deal with these responses everyday and are going to take a deep look at potential treatment,” said Holm. “On Call With The Prairie Doc”...

BCHS discuss century families, time capsule, memorial

President Wayne Woodraska called the April 8 meeting of the Brule County Historical Society to

order at the Anchor Grille in Chamberlain with the following board members in attendance – Wayne Woodraska, Doris Ann Chmela, Betty Carman, Marlene McGregor, Gary Biskeborn, Pat McGregor and Pat Oshita. Minutes of the last meeting were read by Secretary Doris Ann Chmela

and were accepted by Pat Oshita and seconded by Betty Carman.

Chamberlain hosts South Dakota Quilters Guild Spring Retreat

About 100 members of the South Dakota Quilters Guild and guests gathered at the AmericInn in Chamberlain on April 10-12 for the guild’s spring retreat. The guild meets twice yearly, in April and September, with the meetings at different locations around the state. Every two years, the guild

holds a quilt show. A variety of classes, trunk shows and fun activities were held during the weekend. Vendors from eastern South Dakota also participated.

Eight area teens win ‘trip of a lifetime’

Eight area teens will have the opportunity of a lifetime, thanks to Central Electric Cooperative of Mitchell and Plankinton. As part of the cooperative’s on-going commitment to community, the cooperative will once again send eight students to Washington, D.C., representing each of the counties served by the cooperative. The trip is for one week in June as part of the National Rural Electric Youth Tour. The goals of the youth tour are to provide the opportunity for outstanding...

Comments from Cozard

Cozard Memorial Library’s hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The phone number is 605-234-4414. We have a fax for public use; the number is 605-234-4414. We have computers for accessing the Internet. Check out our books on tape for adults and children and books on CD. They are great to listen to as you’re traveling, doing chores and out walking. We also have music CDs, videos and DVDs. The website

St. Joseph’s annual Sobriety Walk, events set for April 24

St. Joseph’s Indian School of Chamberlain will hold their 20th annual Sobriety Walk and events on Friday, April 24. Guest speaker will be Jeff Swanson, “Walking In Wellness.” A presentation for first through sixth grade students will be held in the school gym, located on the campus of St. Joseph’s Indian School, at 2:30 p.m. The walk begins at the rec center at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served at the

dining hall at 5:15 p.m.

KHS graduates may pick up cumulative file

Kimball High School graduates between 1999 and 2014 are asked to stop by the office at Kimball School to claim their cumulative file. All files unclaimed will be destroyed after April 30, 2015. For additional information, persons may contact Amy Tyrrell, Kimball School secretary at 605-778-6231.

Deacon Harold Condon is named Distinguished Alumnus

St. Joseph’s Indian School of Chamberlain has recognized Deacon Harold Condon as their 2015

Distinguished Alumnus Award winner. He accepted his award during the baptism, first communion and confirmation liturgy held at Our Lady of the Sioux Chapel on Sunday, April 12, where Deacon Condon shared in the celebration of mass with Father Anthony Kluckman, SCJ. “I learned a lot at St. Joseph’s Indian School,” he said. “But it was the spirituality, the faith...