July 17, 2019

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Madison School Board approves purchase of nursing home land

The Madison School Board approved on Thursday a real-estate purchase agreement with Education Heights LLC to purchase a city block of land where a Madison senior-care center once operated.

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Friday 02/01/2019
Friday afternoon water main-break

Madison officials announced a water-main break that will affect the water service to the S. Van Eps Ave. neighborhood located near the streets of S.W. 1st and Center streets.

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Tuesday 11/06/2018
Johnson, Wollmann elected in Lake County Commission race

Aaron Johnson (D) and Kelli Wollmann (R) were elected to new terms on the Lake County Commission after the county auditor tabulated the 2018 general election votes Tuesday.

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Monday 10/15/2018
City votes to buy Cars for Les property

City commissioners approved on Monday – with a split vote -- an agreement between the city of Madison and Titan Property Management LLC, the owner of the Cars for Les vehicle-sales lot, that would have the city buy the real estate for use by the Madison Electric Department.

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Saturday 06/02/2018
Fire Call

On Friday night just after midnight the Madison Fire Department was dispatched to an electric pole on fire two miles north of Madison.  The Lake County Sheriff's Office also responded to the call. 

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Sunday 07/16/2017
Fire Call

On Sunday morning at 10:42 am the Madison Fire Department was dispatched to N Blanche Ave for an acetylene torch that caught fire in an alley. The Madison Police Department also responded to the call. 

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Monday 06/19/2017
Madison School Board appoints Schultz

The Madison School Board appointed Lori Schultz of rural Madison on Monday to serve in Charlie Moore’s school board seat until the district can hold its next school board election.

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Thursday 03/16/2017
Bulldogs win

Madison's Bulldogs beat Dakota Valley 56-47 in first-round action at the State A Basketball Tournament. Madison will now play on Friday at 6 p.m.

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Saturday 02/25/2017
State A wrestling results for Madison

Madison wrestlers who placed at State A Wrestling meet in Sioux Falls were Noah Guse, 2nd at 145; Colby Mennis, 3rd at 113; Bailey Mennis, 4th at 138; Nate Guthmiller, 4th at 195; and Jared Hodges, 7th at 152.

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Friday 02/24/2017
Madison wrestling update

Madison’s Bulldogs had a solid first round at the State A Wrestling Tournament on Friday in Sioux Falls. Four of the six wrestlers picked up wins in the opening round.

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Thursday 02/23/2017
Madison salvage project leads to fire call

A salvage project underway at the former Wenk processing plant in downtown Madison led to a Thursday afternoon fire call for the Madison Fire Department.

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MHS girls' game postponed

Madison girls vs. Flandreau Public basketball game on Thursday is postponed to Saturday at 8 p.m. in West Central.

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Wednesday 02/22/2017
Tournament games moved up

Changes have been made to the Dist. 7B girls basketball semifinals on Thursday. The Chester vs. Elkton-Lake Benton AND Oldham-Ramona-Rutland vs. Colman-Egan games will both start at 6 p.m., due to the expected snowy weather.

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Madison girls win

The Madison Lady Bulldogs downed Garretson 44-20 on Tuesday night. Madison advances to the region semifinal game against Flandreau Public on Thursday at 8 p.m. at Tea.

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Tuesday 02/21/2017
HS boys' basketball scores

High school boys' basketball scores from Monday include Chester 81, Dell Rapids St. Mary 36; Canistota 67, Colman-Egan 64; and Madison 80, Milbank 51.

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Monday 10/31/2016
City moves to acquire the Sample Our Flowers property

The Madison City Commission didn’t provide a unanimous vote, but the commissioners did approve on Monday having the mayor sign a real-estate purchase agreement with the owners of the Sample Our Flowers property in Madison.

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Monday 10/17/2016
City commissioners approve Wenk property purchase

It wasn’t a unanimous vote, but the Madison City Commission approved on Monday a real-estate purchase agreement between the city and the corporation that owns the Wenk company property along S. Egan Ave.

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Monday 10/10/2016
Madison School Board approves bond-refinancing proposal

The Madison School Board authorized school district officials to work on refinancing general-obligation bonds that were used to provide funding for renovations and new construction at Madison High School so the school district can receive a more beneficial interest rate.

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Monday 08/29/2016
Smith makes court appearance on fire-related charges

Travis Lee Smith Jr. appeared in Third Circuit Court at the Lake County Courthouse on Monday afternoon where his defense attorney requested a reduction in bail.

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Thursday 08/18/2016
Smith arrested on One Stop, Uptown Apartments damage

Law enforcement officers arrested Travis Lee Smith, 25, in Madison during the weekend, charging him with multiple violations that included arson and burglary.

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