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SPINK COUNTY COMMISSION SEEKS WHEEL TAX INCREASE

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
For years South Dakota counties have relied upon Federal funds passed through the state to supplement local revenue in the maintenance of roads and bridges. However, in recent years the United States Congress has delayed voting on this funding, leaving states and local governments unsure of what revenue they will receive to aid in maintaining an aging infrastructure of
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Redfield native receives Attending Physician of the Year Award

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
Dr. Paul Blackburn was born and spent his early years in Redfield and Hand County.
He was recently awarded Attending Physician of the year honors from the Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program at Maricopa Medical Center (MMC) in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Blackburn was also presented the Non-Surgical Teacher of the Year Award from the Surgery Residency
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Redfield firemen respond to smoking camper

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
The Redfield Fire Department was called to 9th street at 11:17 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015 to a motorhome that was filling with smoke. The motorhome, owned by Deb Schanbeck, was filled with smoke but had not broken into flames. The Redfield Volunteer Fire Department quickly extinguished the smoldering camper before any more damage was done. What started the fire
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Public meeting held at Armory to discuss resignation of Park and Rec. director

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
On Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m., Mayor Jayme Akin held a public meeting at the Redfield Armory concerning the resignation of Park and Recreation Director, Autumn Gross.
"Last night I read the resignation of our current Park and Rec. Director, Autumn Gross. I think it is fair to say that the [city] council was not happy -- they were
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Bales fall off semi

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
On Thursday, July 9, at 5:45 p.m., a semi turned north on 281 near Casey's in Redfield. While turning, the semi lost its load of more than half a dozen round haybales, which blocked the exit of the Casey's parking lot and blocked one lane on highway 281. The Redfield Police Department and the Highway Patrol responded to the accident
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Let the good times roll

Modified: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
On Saturday, July 11, Hedahls held a car show in the Hedahls and Subway parking lots. Classes included "vintage," "great rod," "pickups," "classic," "tractor," "muscle car," and "bike/trike." After the show, Hedahls held a parade and cruise and showed "American Graffiti" "under the stars.
The winners of the Hedahls Car Show are as follows:
Vintage
1. Clark Davis,
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Celebrating Independence Day in Redfield

Modified: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
Photo 1: The Boy Scouts had a long line of people waiting to cool off with some snow cones.
Photo 2: Yvette and Anna celebrate the new HomeTown Shopko inaugural trip at the 4th of July parade.
Photo 3: A toddler enjoys a little snow cone on the Fourth of July.
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Redfield's fireworks display lights up the night

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
The Redfield fireworks display was enjoyed by many as fireworks lit up the night sky on the evening of Independence Day.
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Spink County 4-H Horse Show results

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
The Spink County 4-H Horse Show was held Tuesday, June 30th at the Spink County Fairgrounds in Redfield. Kristin Gonsoir, of Groton, was the judge for the event. Purple ribbon winners will advance to the State 4-H Horse Show to be held at the State Fairgrounds in Huron on July 21-23.
Five 4-H'ers did demonstrations and illustrated talks before the
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Redfield blood drive volunteers honored

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
A celebration dinner was held Monday, June 29, at Rooster's for the blood drive volunteers in Redfield. 
"We had volunteers present from the Lutheran Church and also the Knights of Columbus," said senior donor recruitment representative, Abbie Gail Titze. "Jessie Engles from the hospital and Tommy Gregg from the high school were not able to make it." 
According to
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Celebrating Independence Day 2015

Modified: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
PHOTO 1: The Sons of the American Legion were busy passing out water to all the parade goers at the sweltering July 4th parade.
PHOTO 2: Emily Baird leads the pack of nine John Deere Tractors, all owned and maintained by Kerry Baird.
PHOTO 3:Chris DeYoung and family enjoy the morning with a cruise through the parade.
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South Dakota program routes students to rural health

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
Before Alyssa Howard, Pharm D, came to Redfield Community Memorial Hospital (RCMH), the 25-bed critical access hospital did not have a full-time pharmacist. A part-time pharmacist occasionally visited from a neighboring community, but Howard saw the need for more comprehensive services.
"The hospital wasn't embracing any of the clinical or inter-collaborative services a pharmacist can offer," she says. "There was
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Redfield Masonic Lodge honored

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
Redfield Masonic Lodge # 34 won the Top Masonic Lodge in the State of South Dakota Award at the Annual State Grand Lodge Communication held June 17-20 in Oacoma. District Master Jack Ferguson of Wessington Springs presented the plaques to Kevin Harr, Mario Hansen, Richard Jackson and Wayne Nelson.
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Redfield resident awarded with free fuel from Cenex

Modified: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
LeAnn Wasmoen of Redfield, South Dakota, has received a special thank you for paying it forward in her community. Wasmoen was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks, a program that rewards people who go the extra mile for others.
Recently, Wasmoen received a $50 Tanks of Thanks gift card, which is redeemable at any Cenex location, for
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School board discusses repair of cooling unit, reviews changes to handbook

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
The leak in the cooling unit affixed to the elementary school was a topic of concern at the Redfield School Board meeting Tuesday afternoon, June 23.
"The chiller is currently running at half its normal capacity, even weeks on a single circuit," said superintendent, Shad Storley. "Due to the severity of the leaks, the coil is beyond repair."
The total
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Summer construction projects in full swing

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
The sight of beams, bulldozers and piles of dirt, along with all of the sounds of construction in full swing, have become the essence of summer this year in Redfield.
Three of the larger construction projects underway this month include the new canopy at the baseball field, the diesel tanks being installed underground at Appel Oil and the house being
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