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NewsAugust 15 2018

Sand Volleyball in the Park

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Sand Volleyball in the Park
 
Sand Volley Ball was played in the Presho City Park Thursday, August 8. Mandy Longville serves the ball to the other team. Other team members pictured are Lindsey Oldenkamp and John Uthe.

NewsAugust 15 2018

Gov. Daugaard calls Special Session for Sept. 12 to address Implementation of Sales Tax on Remote Sellers

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Gov. Daugaard calls Special Session for Sept. 12 to address Implementation of Sales Tax on Remote Sellers
 
  PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has called a special legislative session to consider legislation that would expedite implementation of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. and allow the state to enforce the obligation of remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax. 
  After consulting with legislative leaders from both political parties, the Governor has set the special session for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at the State Capitol in Pierre. 
  In anticipation of next month’s special legislative session, Gov. Daugaard has made three appointments to the South Dakota State Legislature. All Republicans, the three are currently candidates for their respective seats in the 2018 general election. The appointments are effective immediately and run until the newly-elected State Legislature convenes in January 2019. 
 With the upcoming special session, it is important for these districts to be fully represented,” said Gov. Daugaard in a state issued press release. “I thank Maggie Sutton, Rebecca Reimer and Scyller Borglum for their willingness to serve in this way.”
District 26B State House of Representatives 
  The Governor appointed Rebecca Reimer, of Oacoma, to the State House of Representatives from District 26B that includes Brule, Buffalo, Jones and Lyman counties. Reimer is a financial representative and served for 13 years on the Chamberlain/Oacoma school board. She will succeed Rep. Jim Schaefer, who died in May. 
 We’re all very saddened by the loss of Jim,” said Reimer. “I’m honored that the governor has asked me to serve and will study the sales tax issue and work with others to prepare for the special session.  
  Other vacancies filled by the governor include;  
District 10 State Senate 
  Gov. Daugaard appointed Margaret “Maggie” Sutton, of Sioux Falls, to the State Senate from District 10. Sutton is a sales manager for Trademark Uniforms in Sioux Falls. She will succeed Sen. Jenna Netherton, who resigned in April. District 10 includes an area of Minnehaha County encompassing the cities of Brandon, Corson and Renner, as well as a portion of northeastern Sioux Falls. 
District 32 State House of Representatives 
  Gov. Daugaard appointed Scyller J. Borglum, of Rapid City, to the State House of Representatives from District 32. Borglum, an entrepreneur and engineer, earned her doctorate in geological engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She will succeed Rep. Sean McPherson, who died in April. District 32 includes downtown Rapid City and the area to the south. 
 South Dakota led the fight for tax fairness, which culminated with our historic win before the U.S. Supreme Court in June,” said Gov. Daugaard. “Thanks to that victory, other states are implementing tax changes as soon as Oct. 1, and I will be proposing legislation to allow South Dakota to join them.” 
  Draft legislation is currently being prepared by the South Dakota Department of Revenue, in consultation with the Attorney General’s office, and will be made available for review prior to the special session
Daugaard. “Thanks to that victory, other states are implementing tax changes as soon as Oct. 1, and I will be proposing legislation to allow South Dakota to join them.” 
  Draft legislation is currently being prepared by the South Dakota Department of Revenue, in consultation with the Attorney General’s office, and will be made available for review prior to the special session.
 

NewsAugust 08 2018

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Kennebec Fire Department receives donation 
  
The First Iowa Division of NARCOA arranges railroad motorcar excursion of short lines throughout the United States and Canada.  An excursion was held over the weekend of July 28th and 29th on the Dakota Southern.  FID typically makes a donation to the railroad for the use of their track. The Dakota Southern offered instead to have the donation made to a charitable group in the towns served by the railroad.  Organizations in White Lake and Kennebec were selected to receive the donations this year. The Kennebec Volunteer Fire Department was selected as the recipient of the west river donation. Pictured above l-r: Dave Voeltz, Chair of Iowa First Division and Lynn Eckmann of the Dakota Southern, are shown presenting a $350 check to Don Manger and Chaz Bowar of the Kennebec Volunteer Fire Department in memory of the late Fire Chief, Donny Manger.

NewsAugust 08 2018

NRCS announces aid for Land/Crops damaged by excessive rains/storms

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NRCS announces aid for Land/Crops damaged by excessive rains/storms
 
  NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE, HURON, SD. - Help for farmers and ranchers with land damaged by excessive rains or severe storms, such as from hail or flooding, is now available through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) serving South Dakota, announces Jeff Zimprich, State Conservationist for the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Huron, SD.  
  "Many agriculture producers across South Dakota are increasingly incorporating cover crops to their operation," says Zimprich. "We see these recent unfortunate excessive rain or severe storm damage as an opportunity for NRCS to help farmers and ranchers to try cover crops through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)." 
  "We are making funds available for those affected areas of South Dakota. The sign-up for damaged land and/or crops is open now," Zimprich says. "Through the EQIP, we are offering assistance for producers for cover crops to provide protection to the soil for the remainder of the season, plus any practice that is needed to deal with soil erosion caused by heavy rains or flooding." 
  "Our local NRCS field employees are ready to help people with their resource concerns. Affected ag operators should contact their servicing office right away and must apply before August 24, 2018 to be considered," says Zimprich.  "To speed the assistance process, we will hold weekly batching periods ending each Friday starting July 20 with a final batching date in August."
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