Commission Takes No Action on Soil Farm Referendum Appeal

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By Curt Nettinga
An agenda item, referencing the discussion of the soil farm referendum appeal caused the Fall River County Courtroom to be standing room only with interested parties, for Thursday’s regular County Commission meeting.
Fall River County State’s Attorney Jim Sword held a short executive session with the commission prior to the discussion in the open meeting, bringing those in attendance up-to-date on actions taken by his office thus far and why he advised County Auditor Sue Ganje...

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Votes May or May Not Be Counted

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By Curt Nettinga
A request to dissolve a writ of prohibition and allow Fall River County residents’ votes to be counted on a proposed soil remediation farm near Edgemont was denied by Judge Robert A. Mandel on Friday.
High Plains Resources, LLC, had filed the writ in September, alleging that actions taken by the Fall River County Commission at a June 19 meeting were improper and that votes on a referendum arising from a resolution approved at that meeting should not be counted.
So now, the issue...

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Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

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By Betty Patrick
The Edgemont Senior Center will be hosting the dinner on Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This is the ninth year the center has been involved.  A group of citizens, headed by the mayor, Jim Turner, and his wife, Cindy, felt a need fro people who didn’t have family close to be with.  They rounded up money, help, and a tradition was started.
We will be accepting help, both money and people.  We will be providing the turkey, ham, potatoes, gravy...

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Candidates Forum in Fall River County

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By Aaron Eberle
 Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum on October 24 in Hot Springs.
Candidates in attendance were Heidi Linngren and Jane Farrell, seventh  circuit court judge candidates, Sue Ganje (R) for auditor, Deb Russell (D), Karla LaRive (D), Susan Henderson (I), Edward Harvey (I), and Joe Falkenburg (R) for county commissioner.  Other candidates in attendance were Mike Verchio (R) and Gardner Gray (I) for  District 30 SD Representative and Robert...

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Edgemont Man Defrauds The Government

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United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Edgemont, South Dakota, man recently reached a settlement agreement with the United States Government for submitting false unemployment claims.
Terry Beard, age 48, was laid off from his job as a conductor for the Burlington Northern Railroad in December of 2008. He submitted 23 claim forms certifying he was entitled to receive payments for unemployment benefits from March 2009 through January 2010 with the U.S. Railroad Board (RRB)...

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Election November 4

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By Aaron Cross
The General Election will be held November 4 and absentee voting has begun.Voters must be registered for the General Election by October 20, 2014.
Federal races include United States Senator and United States Representative.
State races...

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Judge Nixes Soil Referendum

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Seventh Circuit Judge Mandel has signed an order prohibiting the county from tabulating votes on the Soil Farm Referendum.
In June, County Commissioners passed a Resolution stating that they had no conflict with plans by High Plains Resources, an...

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