Stanley County Girls Travel to Gregory

Stanley County Girls Travel to Gregory

The Stanley County Lady Buffaloes will begin a three game week with two of the three games on the road as they travel to Gregory tonight to face the Gorillas.

The Lady Gorillas come in at 2-9 on the season but don’t let the record fool you. Of the nine losses, seven have come against teams at or above the .500 mark including a 10-0 Wagner, 11-2 Viborg-Hurley and 8-2 White River. Gregory has wins over Lyman and in its last game, a win over Gayville-Vollin. The Lady Buffs fell to Lyman early in the season and have dropped its last two games to Sully Buttes and Herreid/Selby Area.

Tipoff from Gregory is scheduled for 7:30 tonight at the Gregory Memorial Auditorium.

Johnson Says Congress Doing What It Can To Address Baby Formula Shortage

Johnson Says Congress Doing What It Can To Address Baby Formula Shortage

PIERRE — Baby formula supplies are running low in many parts of the country and Congress is now involved. South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says it’s a critical issue…

The FDA shut down an Abbott Labs plant in Michigan due to contamination problems. Johnson says Congress has to have answers soon…

Johnson says the formula issue points out problems in the US food supply chain…

Abbott Labs says they hope to restart production at that plant in about two weeks.

Joint Appropriations Committee To Focus On Corrections As Interim Meetings Begin

Joint Appropriations Committee To Focus On Corrections As Interim Meetings Begin

PIERRE — The Joint Committee on Appropriations of the South Dakota legislature holds their first meeting of the interim on Thursday. Co-chair, Senator Jean Hunhoff says the Corrections Department and Secretary Kellie Wasko will be in the spotlight…

Hunhoff says they want to hear Wasko’s assessment of the department…

Hunhoff says they hope to have a comprehensive plan at the end of the summer studies…

The Appropriations Committee will also review letters of intent from a number of state agencies.

Pierre City Commission To Meet Tonight

Pierre City Commission To Meet Tonight

PIERRE — The Pierre City Commission is meeting tonight at the Pierre Municipal Building. A proclamation will be made in special business for Buddy Poppy days before Commissioners consider approval of a robust consent calendar. The calendar includes minutes from the May 10th meeting a resolution on a plat request; human resource items, setting a public hearing for a temporary malt beverage license for Oahe Days, two raffle requests and the claims. Commissioners will accept a donation of a flag pole for Hyde Stadium and will consider a professional services agreement for engineering for the septic receiving station project. The Commission will consider a change order on the earthwork project on the outdoor pool and will consider renewals of malt beverage licenses. Commissioners will end the meeting with any dialogue they may have. The Pierre City Commission meets tonight at 5:30 P-M.

Pierre Baseball Faces Mitchell to Close Out Regular Season

Pierre Baseball Faces Mitchell to Close Out Regular Season

The Pierre Governors will play in its final regular season games of 2022 on Tuesday as they host the Mitchell Kernels at Hyde Stadium in a doubleheader.

The Governors are at 12-12 and with a sweep of the Kernels will guarantee an above .500 record for the year, but the Kernels come in inside the top four of the Class A standings at 15-5. The Governors and Kernels were scheduled to play earlier in the year in Mitchell but the game was canceled due to weather. Now, Pierre and Mitchell will meet for the only time in the season and a lot of seed points on the line. Head Coach of the Pierre Governors, Steve Gray says the Govs need to play some consistent baseball…

With the game played on Tuesday, if any pitcher goes over 80 on the day, he will be unavailable to throw on Saturday. Gray says this is why they have the depth they do…

Gray says it’s elementary but they need to put the ball in play and throw strikes tonight…

First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 6:30 tonight. Coverage will begin at 6:10 on KCCR and on YouTube at KCCR Sports with Jon Winkler and Blake Dean on the call.

Pierre Golf in Watertown Tuesday

Pierre Golf in Watertown Tuesday

The Pierre Governor golf team will be on the road twice this week as they first stop in Watertown today before heading to Brookings on Thursday.

The Governors have just three meets remaining before the state tournament which is scheduled for June 6-7 in Brookings. Pierre is set to host the ESD next week Tuesday at Hillsview, its final home meet before the end of the season.

Tee time is scheduled for 10:00 AM in Watertown today.

Fort Pierre City Council Approves Lease With Army Corps Year-Round Fish Cleaning Station Lots

Fort Pierre City Council Approves Lease With Army Corps Year-Round Fish Cleaning Station Lots

FORT PIERRE — The Fort Pierre City Council has approved a lease with the U-S Army Corps of Engineers for Corps lots in Fort Pierre near the 5th Avenue boat ramp. The lots will be used for a year-round fish cleaning station and off-street parking for boat trailers and vehicles pulling them. The Council held a public hearing so neighbors could express their thoughts. Travis Frost’s property borders the proposed lot for the station and worried about possible odor…

Frost suggested moving the station across the street. That would reduce off-street parking from 26 to 18 spots, but would keep anglers on the same side of the street as the station. Moving the fish station to the Frost location would require a new lease and setting the project back a year. Merlin Schwinler says odor shouldn’t be an issue with modern construction…

Councilman Scott Deal says prevailing winds should minimize impact from smells…

The station is being funded privately and approximately 60-percent of the goal has been raised so far.

Four Governors in Championship Contention after Day One

Four Governors in Championship Contention after Day One

The Pierre Governor tennis team had a strong showing through day one of the state tournament on Monday. Four Govs in five flights still have a shot at winning a state championship heading into the second day.

Blake Judson and Carter Schulz in flights two and six won both matches today to advance to the state semifinals. Judson had to win a tie breaker in the quarterfinals as it goes down as an upset as Judson is the fifth seed beating Yankton’s Ryan Schulte the four seed. Schulz lost just two games in the first match and then swept his opponent, also an upset, in the quarterfinals without dropping a game. Both will compete against the top seeds to open up play on Tuesday.

Spencer Kelly and Luke Leingang had to win just one match in their respective singles flight, four and five, to advance to the semifinals. The two also teamed up and won both matches in doubles to advance to the state semifinals. Both swept their way in singles and then had to come back in the quarterfinals after dropping the first set 7-5, won the second set 6-0 and the tiebreaker 10-6. Doubles flight one (Matt Hanson and Judson) and flight three (Devin Dodson and Crew Heier) both will be in the fifth place bracket to open the day on Tuesday. Both Hanson and Dodson were eliminated after winning in the first round in singles flights one and three respectively. The Governors are currently in fourth place as a team with a 224 while Mitchell leads with an even 300.

Emily Williamson, head coach of the Pierre Governors, says the Govs had a great day and nice draws from the singles side…

With both Kelly and Leingang advancing to the semifinals in singles and doubles flights, Williamson is proud of their effort on day one even though she was unable to watch them in the singles competitions…

Williamson says it’s key to continue to work hard on the second day…

You can see brackets by clicking on the link below. The second and final day begins at 9:00 AM Central time in Rapid City.

State Tournament Brackets and Team Scores

Low River Levels Starting To Pinch Power Production

Low River Levels Starting To Pinch Power Production

PIERRE — Due to low runoff into the Missouri River basin, the Corps of Engineers is predicting that power production from the six main stem dams will be about seventy seven percent of normal this year. The electricity from the dams is distributed through WAPA, or the Western Area Power Administration. WAPA spokesperson Lisa Meiman says despite the hydropower shortage, they will meet power demand…

Meiman says they normally need to add to their power portfolio…

Meiman says they supply power to many rural customers…

The hydropower is supplied to Montana, North and South Dakota and parts of Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.

Concern Rising Over Inflation Becoming A Recession

OMAHA, NE — Continued high inflation may lead to an economic recession later this year. Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss says rising prices will be a drag on the economy…

Goss says supply chain issues should ease…

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates a half percentage earlier this month. Goss says that will also impact long term interest rates…

The CPI, or consumer price index hit eight-point five four percent last week.

Fort Pierre City Council To Meet Tonight

Fort Pierre City Council To Meet Tonight

FORT PIERRE — The Fort Pierre City Council is meeting tonight at the South Dakota Municipal League Building in Fort Pierre tonight. The Council will consider approval of the agenda and declare any conflicts of interest before hearing from city officials. A public hearing will be held on a proposed all-season fish cleaning station and the Council will consider a lease for the station. A proclamation will be made for Buddy Poppy Day and the Council will consider a resolution for TIF number six. A public hearing date will be set for a state revolving fund application for a water treatment plant and the Council will consider personnel items, a SCADA upgrade, consider malt beverage license renewals and a temporary liquor license for First Thursday events and Trader Days. Also on the agenda is consideration of sewer main lining and communications with Jim Hoffman. The Fort Pierre City Council meets tonight at 6:30 pm. To join the meeting remotely, use Zoom or call 1-312-626-6799. The meeting ID is 814-124-6625.