January 23, 2020

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Sunshine Foods donates $10,000 to Food Pantry

The management of the Sunshine Foods store in Madison presented a $10,000 contribution to the Lake County Food Pantry on Wednesday, money that was collected from the grocery store, its customers and the Marlon Wiebe family.

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Wednesday 01/22/2020
Noem speaks about economic development at DSU

Gov. Kristi Noem visited with local residents at Dakota State University in Madison on Tuesday to talk about economic development, saying that her administration views cyber technology and internet development as the next big industry in South Dakota.

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Tuesday 01/21/2020
City tables creek cleanout proposal

The Madison City Commission tabled on Tuesday a proposal to have Lake County and Madison support a contract with Michael Johnson Construction to clear parts of creek channels located southeast of Madison. The proposal is tabled until February.

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Severe weather contributes to Saturday accident

Personnel with the Lake County Sheriff's Department responded to a two-vehicle collision on Saturday southeast of Wentworth. Severe weather conditions, including blowing snow, contributed to the accident.

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Puppet fun at the library

TODDLER ELLA CLEM, sitting on the lap of her mother, Kari Clem, was delighted by the morality plays puppeteers presented on Monday afternoon at the Madison Public Library. In the final one, raccoon and bear learned they needed each other to pick a mango. Members of the Teen Advisory Board acted as the puppeteers and introduced the preschool and elementary school children to the puppets following the performance. Two performances were scheduled: one at 2 p.m. and a second at 7 p.m. Cake was served in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Monday 01/20/2020
Plowing snow

PHYSICAL PLANT personnel at Dakota State University were busy on Sunday clearing newly-fallen snow from university parking lots and sidewalks in Madison. One snowblower operator (above) cleared snow from the sidewalks next to the Beacom Institute of Technology building located along N. Washington Ave. The National Weather Service received reports of 5 1/2 inches of snow falling in the Madison area during the weekend.

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Friday 01/17/2020
Snow alert declared tonight in Madison

Madison officials have declared a snow alert effective at midnight Friday.

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City to consider water building renovations

The Madison City Commission will consider setting a bid date for a contract to renovate a building used by the municipal water department when it meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at City Hall.

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County to receive quarterly reports, hear from highway supt.

Quarterly reports dominate the agenda for the Lake County commission meeting which will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday in the commission meeting room of the Lake County Courthouse.

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Friday 01/17/2020
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Cold makes sundogs

A RIGHT-HAND SUNDOG appears in the sky on Wednesday evening west of Madison as the sun sets. The sundog and its left-hand mate -- bright spots appearing at about 22 degrees on both sides of the sun -- were created by ice crystals in the atmosphere. The sundogs appear red on the sides closest to the sun and switch to orange and blue colors farther away from the sun.

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Thursday 01/16/2020
Wiese sees easing of state revenue worries

The dark clouds of fiscal problems for South Dakota have fallen away a bit with the start of the new year, because state revenue numbers are looking a little better and the international trade war has seen a truce.

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It's b-b-b-below zero!

THE TEMPERATURE display at the Super Wash car wash in Madison indicates a bitterly-cold minus 9 degrees as a greeting to motorists at 7:45 a.m. Thursday. Weather forecasters are expecting about 4 inches of new snow on Friday and Friday night with below-zero temperatures continuing until Tuesday.

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Tuesday 01/14/2020
School joins city in election; early retirements approved

The members of the Madison School Board approved a proposal on Monday to hold a joint election with the city of Madison for two school board seats that are up for election this spring.

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Lego racing

KIMBER JOHNSON (middle), a Madison 7-year-old, bounces up and down next to her brother Lane Johnson, 9, as she observes her Lego racer head down the track in the right lane, competing against a Lego race car created by Joey Christensen, 9, also of Madison. Heather Lee (left), an adult 4-H volunteer, shepherded 17 boys and girls through a 4-H Junior Brick Builders session at the Madison 4-H Center on Monday that featured race cars and drag-racing heats. The 4-Hers also maintained contest brackets of the racing heats on a whiteboard. (Photo by Chuck Clement)

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Monday 01/13/2020
Madison School Board approves early retirements

The Madison School Board approved on Monday four early-retirement requests submitted by Madison Central educators.

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LARN continues to respond to flood

The Lake Area Recovery Network (LARN), created in 1993 in the aftermath of July flooding, has handled 45 cases, served more than 100 individuals, and provided more than $17,000 in direct assistance since being reactivated following the September 2019 flood.

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Maddie Nipe to speak at EMPOWER graduation

The EMPOWER graduation ceremony for fifth-graders at Madison Elementary School has a guest speaker.

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Mary Kay vehicle

JEN HEADRICK (right), sales director with Mary Kay Inc, picks up her fourth earned Mary Kay career car, a Chevy Traverse, at Prostrollo Auto Mall on Wednesday. She began her career as an independent skin care and color consultant in 2002 and became a sales director in 2013. Her unit consists of 156 consultants representing 17 states, many of them from around the Madison area. She and her husband Drew have four sons. Pictured with her are (left) consultants Nancy Jensen-Miller, Norma Martin, Kim Bruns, Jeri Nelson and son Connor Headrick.

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Friday 01/10/2020
Oldham-Ramona board to meet Monday

The Oldham-Ramona Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday in the superintendent's office.

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