Edgemont Council swears in several positions; Harter pleads for better behavior from council

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By Amber Schumacher 

Staff Reporter

EDGEMONT - During the May 1 City Council meeting, the council was tasked with the swearing in of elected and re-elected council members and other personnel positions as well as approving the renewal of several malt beverage licenses throughout Edgemont. In addition to the legal processes that took place on May 1, the council heard a heartfelt plea from a concerned citizen and mother, Stacie Harter. 

The public comment section of the evening...

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Relocated llamas in Buffalo Gap

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By Peggy Sanders

BUFFALO GAP -- After working for 26 years as a police officer in Westminster, Colo., and retiring as a sergeant, Judy Cox purchased land east of Buffalo Gap in 1997. As is common in the agricultural world, a house came with the pastureland. The land patent on the original tract dates from 1903. Old photos suggest the house was built about 1905.

“When I moved here the house was in bad shape and it was about ready to be knocked down as far as quality,” Cox said

How she got...

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Kaan retires, welcomes new postmaster to Edgemont

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By Amber Schumacher

Staff Reporter

EDGEMONT - After 22 years of service, Edgemont Post Office Postmaster Peggy Kaan accepted her plague of recognition of service on Thursday, April 19, the day before her last day as postmaster on Friday, April 20. Manager of post office operations for the state of South Dakota, Richard Camp, was present on Thursday to take part in Kaan’s recognition of service and to usher in the new postmaster.

Kaan, who currently lives in Hot Springs with her husband Rick...

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Cub Scouts Pack 22 participate in flag retirement ceremony

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By Brett Nachtigall

HOT SPRINGS – When the United States flag becomes worn, torn or faded and no longer appropriate to display, one cannot simply throw away America’s primary symbol of freedom. Instead, Old Glory is retired with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation’s flag, which is what took place at the Hot Springs American Legion last week, on the evening of Tuesday, April 10.

The ceremony itself, which is a regular quarterly occurrence at the Legion, involved a number of...

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Meals on Wheels meets the needs of those in need: April is Senior Hunger Awareness Month

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By Karen Yekel

HOT SPRINGS – Every day, seniors in our community go hungry, in what the organization Feeding America calls “food insecurity among seniors.” In South Dakota, the going rate is 5.4 percent of the population. Compared to our neighboring states, Nebraska weighs in at 6.4 percent, Wyoming at 6.8 percent, and on the low end, North Dakota at 4.1 percent. 

A recent AARP study reported that more than 10 million older adults in the U.S. face the threat of hunger every day. If...

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Wind Cave National Park’s Sanson Ranch acquisition soon to become more accessible to the public

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By Dick Kettlewell

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK – As is with most years of the recent millennium, the year 1882 saw several significant events in man’s social, economic and artistic history. The Standard Oil Trust was secretly created by John...

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