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Archive - 2012

May 9th

May 3rd

“Extreme makeover: FCCLA edition”

Approximately 1,600 Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members from across South Dakota attended the 2012 South Dakota FCCLA Leadership Meeting April 22-24 at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. At the meeting, members have the opportunity to show their leadership skills through educational workshops, STAR Events, and general sessions.


Picture perfect prescribed burn completed at Badlands

Professional fire crews from Badlands National Park and the Northern Great Plains Fire Office successfully completed the park’s first prescribed fire of the spring: a 560-acre burn on Tuesday, April 24.
The burn location was west of the Pinnacles Entrance, between the Badlands Loop Road (Highway 240) and the Sage Creek Rim Road. Fire is native to the prairie ecosystem, and part of a healthy landscape. 
The goal of the burn was to restore Grassland habitat by reducing accumulated vegetation and non-native grass species.  


Freshman Impact: Caught in the moment

A deadly crash occurred behind the Wall Community Center on Wednesday, April 25. The crash was the result of a drunk driver hitting a suburban full of young people. The crash sent seven to the hospital, one to the mortuary and the driver to jail.


April 25th

Downtown demolition!

The building at 204 E. Pine Street was razed Wednesday, April 18. Four different pieces of machinery were used to first take out the light carport behind the former apartment, then the wood and block storage shed in the far back, and finally the block and brick front building. Throughout the day-long procedure, neighboring business owners and employees, and passersby watched from a distance. As shown left, care was taken to not damage the greenhouse immediately east of the main building.