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COVID-19 is changing the way families and communities function. The easy come-and-go of daily life with school and activities to keep children busy has been replaced by sheltering at home and creative solutions to entertain children.

Val Parsley of Madison has filed an election petition with the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office to run for a District 8 House seat in the state Legislature.

(Editor's note: The following letter comes from Kelli Wollmann, Lake County Commission chair; and Aaron Johnson, commissioner.)

Madison Regional Health System was one of 19 rural healthcare facilities to receive a donation from Compeer Financial in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The donation is intended to bring "some much-needed funding to the rural healthcare community," according to a press release.

Madison's health and wellness facility has closed as part of efforts to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) has begun exploring the possibility of purchasing a public alert system that would notify not only Lake County residents but also visitors to the area of emergencies, such as flooding or a hazardous materials spill.

At the request of Gov. Kristi Noem, the remainder of the South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) Class B Girls Basketball Tournament is postponed.

Stay home and call if you are sick. That is part of the message that Madison Regional Health System wants to get out now that South Dakota has confirmed cases of COVID-19 as well as one death, possibility linked to the virus.

The East River Electric Employees Committee's 56th annual mountain oyster fund-raiser for LifeScape, which was scheduled for Thursday in Madison, has been postponed.

Kaylee Winrow returned to Madison this winter to take on an impressive task at The Community Center, taking care of dozens and dozens of youth each day who belong to the fitness center's patrons and youngsters who drop in after school.

A math teacher at Madison Middle School received the school district's 2020 Teacher of Year award during an assembly of educators held on Thursday in the high school auditorium.

The city commissioners on Monday approved an agreement between the city of Madison and Gregg and Nicole Peters regarding the creation of boulevard parking and placement of a sidewalk on the south side of a lot along S.E. 8th St.

The Madison Electric Department will only need to test-run the electricity generators at the municipal generation plant four times a year instead of every month, according to a change in the contract between the city and the Basin Electric Power Cooperative.

Martha Richardson asks a lot of people. When they make an appointment for a 40-minute session in an infrared sauna, she asks them to sit quietly -- without a smartphone, tablet or other distraction.

State Rep. Marli Wiese, R-Dist. 8, filed papers with the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office on Thursday to run for re-election to the South Dakota House.

Mentors change lives, providing support and guidance to help others grow into their best selves and gain confidence. For fifth-grade student Corwin Richardson, that mentor is Mack Meier, a fellow athlete in Special Olympics.

The retail site standing vacant since Shopko Hometown closed its doors in June 2019 may again see business streaming through its doors.

Riley Steffensen learned something before 10 a.m. on the first day he was in business. As the co-owner of Steffensen Plumbing, he grinned when his partner -- and uncle -- shared that bit of information.

The Madison City Commission approved on Monday a bid made by J&M Construction of Madison to handle the construction of sidewalks during summer 2020 on property that the city is responsible for maintaining.

The Post 25 American Legion Fishing Tournament drew about 40 contestants to Lake Madison on Saturday morning, and the anglers seemed satisfied overall with the day's opportunities to take fish from the lake when they gathered for weigh-ins that afternoon.

When Rafferty Robbins Drug in Howard closed its doors, no one was surprised. For months, Lewis Drug in Madison has been filling prescriptions for Howard residents, according to Kaylee Amundson, pharmacy operations manager for Lewis Drug.

Twelve state and local agencies were at the table on Thursday morning when trainer Pat Gerdes with Blue Cell, LLC, began to prepare them for the possibility of spring flooding.

The Schneider family held a series of reunions earlier this week when dad Jeremiah Schneider greeted his four children at their schools after spending about eight months serving overseas in the U.S. military.

A Sioux Falls contractor received the go-ahead on Monday from the Madison School Board to make improvements to the heating, ventilation and cooling system at the Madison Middle School.

District 8 legislators and a decent-sized audience for a Madison crackerbarrel exchanged information on providing Spanish-language forms for persons seeking South Dakota driver's licenses, mandatory immunizations for students, a proposed sales tax for counties, and the process in which state…

The staff at the Madison Finance Office reported on Friday that Patrick Mullen and Kelly Johnson, both of Madison, have taken out petition to enter the spring city election for two seats up for election on the Madison City Commission.