Election Candidates for Fall River County and Statewide

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Below is a list of people that we will be voting on in the primary election this spring or general election this fall. Some will automatically go through to the general election, as they are the only candidate on the list.
In the County Commisioner race, there are three spots open. Each spot is a four year term. Adam Heath, Democrat, will automatically go to the general election. In the republican race, the following names will be on the primary ballot:
Joe Allen
Jeffrey Shannon
Edward Harvey
Ann...

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Bridge, taxes and roads County meeting dominated by three topics

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By John D. Taylor
HOT SPRINGS – What to do about the Chilson bridge over the Mickelson Trail near Edgemont, property taxes and roads dominated the Fall River County commissioners March 15 meeting.
Chilson Bridge
The county held a public hearing on the future of the Chilson Bridge within the commissioner’s meeting.
The bridge spans the George Mickelson Trail, about six miles northeast of Edgemont, on what was once U.S. Highway 18, before the newer, alternative route was built over Mathias Peak, east...

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Grocery Store Committee Dissolves

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Approximately 15 years ago Edgemont was looking at being without a grocery store to service its area citizens. Many were concerned about the future of Edgemont and the impact that would be caused by not having this service. So a group of area residents gathered and formed the Edgemont Development Association (The Grocery Store Committee) to look into options of filling that need.
During the process it was decided to remodel an existing building, purchase equipment and sell the business to an...

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Noxious Weed Control Working In Fall River County Commissioners also discuss ankle bracelets, bridges, road, trains

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By John D. Taylor
HOT SPRINGS -- Fall River County commissioners learned about noxious weed control, discussed implementing the ankle bracelet program for jail inmates and those out on bond, talked about how private citizens are putting up road signs on county right-of-way roads, and learned about another potential threat to employment at their Tuesday, March 1 meeting.
Weed control
Weed and Pest Board Supervisor Nina Steinmetz presented a program on how her office, charged with developing a...

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Exterior Grants to be Offered to Edgemont Residents

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Edgemont MARCH 10, 2016 - In an effort to “create a visual impact and provide a service to the residents of Edgemont,” NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources and the City of Edgemont have partnered to provide several $250 Exterior Grants to the homeowners of Edgemont. The grants may be used for materials for any exterior improvement to a home including but not limited to paint, sidewalks, retaining walls, window replacement, landscaping, porches and steps.
Homes must be owner occupied and within...

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School Board Holds Meeting

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By Aaron Eberle
On Monday, February 8, at 7 p.m., the school board held a regular meeting.
After general meeting openers, the board went into executive session at 7:05 p.m. The meeting resumed at 7:25 p.m.
Diane Stevens reported that she has received a...

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Airports and Aircraft

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There are a lot of unique things about South Dakota – great skiing, hiking, camping, the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, great wineries and breweries – and the people. When we do things, we tend to take our time. Part of that is part and parcel to...

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