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A newcomer and two incumbents from a five-candidate pool of Republicans won spots on the general election ballot this fall to run for three seats on the Lake County Commission.

Voters in the Madison Central School District re-elected Rob Honomichl of Madison to serve another three-year term on the school board and also elected Richard Avery of Madison to fill an open seat on the board.


Mayor Marshall Dennert announced that two infrastructure-improvement projects started on Monday along S. Division Ave. and N. Liberty Ave.

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The Madison City Commission accepted on Monday a quit-claim deed for a piece of property in northwest Madison that is located next to a tributary of Park Creek.

The Rutland School District is seeking to support students and their families who may have concerns as a result of the disruptions to the school year brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, school Principal Brian Brosnahan announced a summer learning opportunity for district children.

The staff at Lake County 911 Communications is asking county residents to take more time to cooperate with emergency officials when inadvertent, accidental 911 calls are sent out over landlines or through cell phones.

The Lake County Commission will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. on Thursday in the commission meeting room of the Lake County Courthouse. The meeting was postponed due to the primary election which will be held on Tuesday.

The Madison City Commission will consider authorizing a task order for an electric distribution project when it meets at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at City Hall.

Madison officials declined a loan offer from the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources that would have helped fund wastewater and storm-sewer improvements in Madison. The decision was made because the city commissioners had already accepted funding for the improvement project…

The city of Madison has created a plan to help residents conduct a revised citywide cleanup this spring if homeowners are interested in hauling their unwanted household items and debris to Madison's restricted-use site themselves.

Firefighters from around Lake County responded to an emergency call on Sunday morning that sent them to a rural address 3 miles southwest of Nunda.

Election workers in Lake County -- and probably across South Dakota -- will have a busy time on June 2 counting and tabulating the results from absentee ballots from the state's primary and local elections.

The Madison City Commission will consider authorizing the mayor to sign a grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration when it meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, at City Hall.

Madison commissioners reviewed on Monday the most recent plans and recommendations made by the city Parks and Recreation Board regarding the use of municipal sports complexes this spring and summer, especially by baseball and softball teams.


The threat posed by COVID-19 kept the gates of Prairie Village closed on Mother's Day weekend, the traditional opening weekend. Too, school closures prevented hundreds of children from swarming over the grounds throughout the month of May.

The proprietors of The Office Bar & Grill in downtown Madison are adding a wooden platform in a street parking area on the south side of the building that will add more outdoor seating for customers.

The Madison City Commission will consider approving a construction agreement for a water system-improvement project when it meets at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at City Hall.

The Lake County Commission will go into executive session to discuss personnel on Tuesday, when members meet for a regular session. The meeting will begin a 9 a.m. in the commission meeting room of the Lake County Courthouse.

The mounting death toll from COVID-19 is eliciting a wide range of responses across the country. More than 81,600 people have died in the United States in less than three months. Of these, 39 were South Dakotans, with nearly half of those deaths occurring since Gov. Kristi Noem, at the end o…


Cars, vans and pickups wound their way through the parking lot at Madison Elementary School early Monday afternoon as area residents picked up their monthly food parcels from Feeding South Dakota volunteers.


Two Madison Chamber officials requested on Monday that the Madison City Commission repeal municipal, COVID-19-related rules that certain businesses limit the number of customers inside their buildings and those who gather outside the premises.

The following are area lunch menus for next week:

During their May 4 meeting, Madison's mayor and city commissioners couldn't agree on an agenda item involving the approval of shelter-in-place guidelines that resulted in the agenda item's removal with a 3-2 vote.


The city commissioners approved two grant applications that Madison officials will submit to the federal government requesting money for the municipal airport.