News Year: 2021

Former Watertown farmer sentenced to 10 years, $7.78M restitution in bank fraud case

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Aberdeen American News)- A former Watertown farmer who admitted to bank fraud and was ordered to pay back more than $7.78 million in restitution has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Richard “Butch” Carpenter, 68, who now lives in Moorhead, Minn., pleaded guilty in federal court earlier this year. He was initially scheduled for sentencing… Read more »

Former Watertown farmer sentenced to 10 years, $7.78M restitution in bank fraud case

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Aberdeen American News)- A former Watertown farmer who admitted to bank fraud and was ordered to pay back more than $7.78 million in restitution has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Richard “Butch” Carpenter, 68, who now lives in Moorhead, Minn., pleaded guilty in federal court earlier this year. He was initially scheduled for sentencing… Read more »

Erma Schumacher, 95

Erma Schumacher, 95, Alexandria, VA, died Monday, November 29, 2021 at the Avera Eureka Healthcare Center, Eureka, SD.     Erma is survived by her twin brother, Erwin Schumacher, currently at the Eureka Healthcare Center; and numerous nieces and nephews.   Erma’s funeral will be livestreamed on the Lien Family Funeral Care Facebook page and… Read more »

Erma Schumacher, 95

Erma Schumacher, 95, Alexandria, VA, died Monday, November 29, 2021 at the Avera Eureka Healthcare Center, Eureka, SD.     Erma is survived by her twin brother, Erwin Schumacher, currently at the Eureka Healthcare Center; and numerous nieces and nephews.   Erma’s funeral will be livestreamed on the Lien Family Funeral Care Facebook page and… Read more »

Yvonne Grubbe, 81

Obituary Yvonne Marie Grubbe, 81, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Avera Mother Joseph Manor, Aberdeen. Memorial Service is 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with Pastor Jeff Whillock officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory,… Read more »

Yvonne Grubbe, 81

Obituary Yvonne Marie Grubbe, 81, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Avera Mother Joseph Manor, Aberdeen. Memorial Service is 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with Pastor Jeff Whillock officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory,… Read more »

Michaele Gefre, 85

Obituary Michaele “Mickey” Gefre, 85, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen. Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Aberdeen, with Fr. Jeffrey Schulte officiating. Visitation is 5-7:00 p.m., Monday, at the mortuary with a liturgical wake at 7:00… Read more »

Michaele Gefre, 85

Obituary Michaele “Mickey” Gefre, 85, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen. Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Aberdeen, with Fr. Jeffrey Schulte officiating. Visitation is 5-7:00 p.m., Monday, at the mortuary with a liturgical wake at 7:00… Read more »

Lyle Morrison, 91

Obituary The funeral service for Lyle ‘Archie’ A. Morrison, 91, of Aberdeen, SD, formerly of Ellendale, ND, will be 10:30am, Friday, December 3, 2021, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, with Pastor Judy Schultz officiating. Burial will follow at Westport Cemetery, Westport, SD. Lyle died Monday, November 29, at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00pm,… Read more »

Lyle Morrison, 91

Obituary The funeral service for Lyle ‘Archie’ A. Morrison, 91, of Aberdeen, SD, formerly of Ellendale, ND, will be 10:30am, Friday, December 3, 2021, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, with Pastor Judy Schultz officiating. Burial will follow at Westport Cemetery, Westport, SD. Lyle died Monday, November 29, at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00pm,… Read more »

Governor Noem to Deliver 2021 Budget Address on Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D.(Press Release) – On Tuesday, December 7, Governor Kristi Noem will deliver the 2021 Budget Address, updating the people of South Dakota on budget plans for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2022 and Fiscal Year 2023. The address will take place at 1pm CT/12pm MT in the South Dakota House of Representatives. The address… Read more »

Governor Noem to Deliver 2021 Budget Address on Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D.(Press Release) – On Tuesday, December 7, Governor Kristi Noem will deliver the 2021 Budget Address, updating the people of South Dakota on budget plans for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2022 and Fiscal Year 2023. The address will take place at 1pm CT/12pm MT in the South Dakota House of Representatives. The address… Read more »

Watertown man moving his business from Pierre to Fort Pierre

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- Dan O’s Marine Sales and Service is planning on shipping its operations to Fort Pierre.  Owner Dan O. Poppen says Dan O’s restarted in in Pierre in 2014 with successful service and sales to customers, especially those visiting the Pierre/Fort Pierre area. Poppen purchased a lot just south of Chase Auto and R-V… Read more »

Watertown man moving his business from Pierre to Fort Pierre

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- Dan O’s Marine Sales and Service is planning on shipping its operations to Fort Pierre.  Owner Dan O. Poppen says Dan O’s restarted in in Pierre in 2014 with successful service and sales to customers, especially those visiting the Pierre/Fort Pierre area. Poppen purchased a lot just south of Chase Auto and R-V… Read more »

SD lawmakers still determining what to do with the federal dollars ahead of Governor Noem’s budget speech

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- Several panels of legislators have held hearings on how and where to spend almost one billion dollars of federal funding. Senator Jean Hunhoff of Yankton says they had another quick overview at the last meeting of the Covid Relief Liaison Committee. Hunhoff says the “Build Back Better” bill that is being debated in… Read more »

SD lawmakers still determining what to do with the federal dollars ahead of Governor Noem’s budget speech

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- Several panels of legislators have held hearings on how and where to spend almost one billion dollars of federal funding. Senator Jean Hunhoff of Yankton says they had another quick overview at the last meeting of the Covid Relief Liaison Committee. Hunhoff says the “Build Back Better” bill that is being debated in… Read more »

2 different fires reported in the Rapid City area Monday

RAPID CITY, S.D.(KOTA)- Monday saw the Rapid City Fire Department respond to a pair of unrelated fires, the first of which was the result of a gas line break on the 900 block of 11th Street. Tessa Jaeger, public information officer for the RCFD, said what started as a safety call turned into an evacuation,… Read more »

2 different fires reported in the Rapid City area Monday

RAPID CITY, S.D.(KOTA)- Monday saw the Rapid City Fire Department respond to a pair of unrelated fires, the first of which was the result of a gas line break on the 900 block of 11th Street. Tessa Jaeger, public information officer for the RCFD, said what started as a safety call turned into an evacuation,… Read more »

SD Dept of Health reports 15 new COVID-19 related deaths

PIERRE, S.D.(HubCityRadio.com) – The state reported 15 new COVID-related deaths, while active cases & hospitalizations increased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 2,349. The state had 936 new cases and 477 recoveries, decreasing active infections to 7,222. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus is… Read more »

SD Dept of Health reports 15 new COVID-19 related deaths

PIERRE, S.D.(HubCityRadio.com) – The state reported 15 new COVID-related deaths, while active cases & hospitalizations increased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 2,349. The state had 936 new cases and 477 recoveries, decreasing active infections to 7,222. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus is… Read more »