January 18, 2020

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Friday 01/17/2020
Library promotes colors with new reading program

The librarians at Madison Public Library created a new version of the annual reading program for adult patrons with monthly, color-coded installments of "Read the Rainbow."

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Thursday 01/16/2020
LEPC planning for spring flooding

Government officials are already looking at what they can do to prepare for anticipated spring flooding.

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Wednesday 01/15/2020
School considers early payment of capital-outlay certificates

School district officials presented a five-year plan for Madison Central's capital outlay funds to school board members, outlining paying off most of the district's No. 6 issue of capital-outlay certificates, about $4.28 million, by the end of the 2023-24 school year.

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Tuesday 01/14/2020
Madison Central student numbers tallied at 1,165

State education officials report that the Madison Central School District has 1,165 students -- for the state's fall census -- in grades K-12 in Madison's public schools.

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Monday 01/13/2020
FEMA registration deadline moved to Jan. 31

Property owners in Madison and Lake County who want to register their houses, buildings and other property with FEMA in case they need help with flood damage have until the end of January to fill out the paperwork.

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Friday 01/10/2020
Writers publish book about S.D. serial killer

The authors of "Gitchie Girl Uncovered," a true-crime book that described a notorious 1973 mass murder in Lyons County, Iowa, have published a new book with help from Larry Long, a former South Dakota attorney general, about the murders committed by Robert Leroy Anderson in eastern South Dakota during the 1990s.

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Cure cabin fever with outdoor winter activities

Snow, cold and the ubiquitous ice are enough to keep folks huddled indoors at this time of year. However, the resulting cabin fever may not be an ideal alternative.

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Thursday 01/09/2020
Veterans honor park supporters have GoFundMe page

To help raise the $1 million for a veterans honor park in Madison, supporters of the park project have created a GoFundMe webpage for donors who want to contribute.

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Wednesday 01/08/2020
Commissioners handle salary, personnel tasks

County commissioners approved a 3% salary increase on Tuesday for Kody Keefer as an annual pay adjustment for his work as the Lake County emergency management director.

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Tuesday 01/07/2020
New speed zone established for Chester

Chester area residents have a decision Tuesday from Lake County Commissioners about a speed zone that will have motorists slowing down to 30 mph along a 1/2-mile section of the Chester road on the south side of town.

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Monday 01/06/2020
Freeze Your Fanny 5K draws 31 to raise funds for mission trip

Dozens of adults and children showed up at Madison United Methodist Church during Saturday's brisk morning to join a 5K run/walk and support a fund-raiser to assist the poor.

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Friday 01/03/2020
Browns open Dakota Cinema

Going to the movies, seeing a film at an actual theater, involves a commitment to having a true experience -- gathering the young ones, driving to the cinema, greeting other movie-goers in line for tickets, and finding the best seats in front of the big screen.

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Thursday 01/02/2020
Madison commissioners approve year-end budget work

During their meeting on Monday night, Madison's city commissioners approved some end-of-the-year budgeting that allotted money for several unplanned spending items.

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Tuesday 12/31/2019
Lake County deals with year-end budget work

The county commissioners conducted budget business for Lake County, settled health care-related accounts and approved a construction contract during their Monday meeting that dealt with several pieces of year-end business.

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Monday 12/30/2019
Nelson looks after Lake County's roads, bridges

When drivers find themselves traveling on smooth county roads, they have Nels Nelson and his crew to thank.

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Sunday 12/29/2019
Snow alert in Madison

The City of Madison has issued a SNOW ALERT for midnight tonight, with plowing at 2:00 A.M.   Please remove vehicles from City streets and City parking lots.

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Friday 12/27/2019
Winter Gala supports health care at home

"Fulfilling the Vision" is the theme of the Madison Regional Health Foundation's third annual Winter Gala, to be held on Jan. 24 at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse.

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SBA provides $905,000 in Lake Co.

The Madison field operations team for the U.S. Small Business Administration reported on Thursday that the SBA offices in southeastern South Dakota counties had approved, up to this point, 106 loans totaling $3.59 million related to damages caused by September flooding.

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