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September 24, 2021

Dion Pride, Lonesome Duvs take the stage at The Black Hills Opry

LEAD, SD – The Black Hills Opry is a signature classic country Opry style show. Set for Saturday, October 2 at the Homestake Opera House in Lead, SD, traditional country music showcasing Dion Pride, son of the legendary Charley Pride, along with the “Lonesome Duvs,”  combine music, song and storytelling into a one-of-a-kind performance. Headlining […]

September 24, 2021

D.O.T. and Meade County Seek Public Input into Meade County Master Transportation Plan Study

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with Meade County, will hold public open houses to gather public input for help in developing the update to the Meade County Master Transportation Plan. These open house public meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the following dates […]

September 24, 2021

Annual Sturgis Fall Festival is this weekend

STURGIS, S.D. – The city of Sturgis and Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2021 Fall Festival at Harley Davidson Rally Point Saturday. The event runs from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with lots of activities being planned this year. This year’s event’s include a hay bale maze, chili and pie cook off, pumpkin bowling, Halloween […]

September 21, 2021

State Metrology Lab up and running at its new location in Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. – Thanks to a $1.6 million dollar appropriation from the South Dakota Legislature, the South Dakota State Metrology Lab is up and running in Sturgis. The lab, which used to be in Pierre, found a perfect location in a shop that used to belong to the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Because the lab […]

September 21, 2021

Meade County Treasurer asks residents getting license renewals to do so early

STURGIS, S.D. – Officials in Meade County say people who have vehicle licenses expiring in November should buy their tags early. Meade County Treasurer Robin Shrake, urged residents, who have motor vehicle licenses expiring in November, to purchase their tags early. She says residents with last names that begin with T through Z will be […]

September 21, 2021

COVID-19 in the schools – Meade 46-1 moves Williams Middle School to White Phase; RCAS reports 197 student cases

STURGIS, S.D. – In the latest COVID-19 report from the Meade 46-1 School District, there are a total of 35 cases this week. The Elementary School reports 11 cases, the Middle School’s report 17, the High School has 7 and 5 district employees are listed as having COVID-19 in the latest report. Cases are high […]

September 21, 2021

First Interstate Bank, Great Western Bank to merge

BILLINGS, Mont. — First Interstate BancSystem, Inc., parent company of First Interstate Bank, and Great Western Bancorp, Inc., parent company of Great Western Bank, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all‐stock transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, which was unanimously approved by both companies’ […]

September 20, 2021

CBH CO-OP indicates closure of Sturgis Mr. Tire store

STURGIS, S.D. – In a Facebook post Monday, CBH CO-OP announced it is closing its Mr. Tire Store in Sturgis. The Mr. Tire store is located on Lazelle Street, next door to the CBH CO-OP convenience store. CBH says “we are saddened to announce the permanent closure of our Mr. Tire location. Along with other […]

September 15, 2021

Meade 46-1 Superintendent submits resignation

STURGIS, S.D. – The Superintendent of the Meade 46-1 School District has submitted his resignation. Don Kirkegaard tendered his resignation at this week’s school board meeting. His resignation will become effective June 30, 2022, meaning he will finish off the 2021-2022 school year. The Meade 46-1 School Board had said that Kirkegaard would be brought […]

September 14, 2021

Meade 46-1 School Board discusses possible purchase of property in Piedmont-Summerset for future growth

STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade School Board on Monday discussed anticipated future growth in the Piedmont and Summerset areas. That projected future growth has the district discussing a possible purchase of 8 acres of property adjacent to Stagebarn Middle School. Dr. George Jenter has offered the property to the district for one million dollars. The […]