National EMS Week celebrates life saving contributions to the community

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By Amber Schumacher 

Staff Reporter 

EDGEMONT – During an open house event held at the Edgemont Ambulance Shed on May 21, Gay Darrow was recognized for her 32 years of service as a Volunteer EMT. This open house event was held in conjunction with the 44th Annual National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week. 

Also honored at the open house was the newest member to the crew, Bill Kreutzer, who will serve as a First Responder and help alleviate the pressure of having only one...

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Students venture to businesses on last day of Pre-School

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By Savanna Simmons

The 13 students of Edgemont Children’s Center ventured out for their last day of school May 22 with their teachers Amy Stokes and Ms. Barb as well as a few parents.

Cheyenne River Animal Hospital was their first destination, where Dr. Erica Koller-Ross and Lacey Stevens, Edgemont Children’s Center and Edgemont School District graduate, walked students through experiences at the clinic. Some of these experiences included weighing themselves on the pet scale, pretending to be...

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Edgemont School loses 78 years of teaching experience with two retirees

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By Amber Schumacher 

Staff Reporter

EDGEMONT - Two long and fulfilling educational journeys came to a close last week for two teachers at the Edgemont School District. With bittersweet goodbyes, Kathi Nelsen and Carol Harding both celebrated their last week of school before entering into their much deserved retirements. With the retirement of Nelsen and Harding, the school will be losing out on a culmination of 78 years of teaching experience. 

Kathi Nelsen, a 1975 graduate from...

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New State Vets Home now two years old

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By Karen Yekel

HOT SPRINGS -- Sitting atop Minnekahta hill, with a colossal American flag waving in the breeze, is the now two-year old building that is the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home (SVH), successor to the quaint but antiquated series of buildings in which residents were formerly housed. The state-of-the-art facility provides care to those who served our country with honor and valor, in a way that fosters independence and makes the residents feel at home.

The new facility...

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Health Insurance rates decreasing for Hot Springs School staff

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

HOT SPRINGS – The Hot Springs Board of Education met in a Special Meeting last Wednesday, May 23, to formally approve a contract with a new health insurance provider through the Associated School Boards of South Dakota (ASBSD), which will provide significant monthly savings to school staff and the district itself.

Superintendent Kevin Coles said the certified and classified teachers’ union had signed off on the proposal earlier in the day and the School Board’s...

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