Pierre Volleyball Hosts Huron for Second Matchup in 12 Days

Pierre Volleyball Hosts Huron for Second Matchup in 12 Days

The Pierre Governor Volleyball team is seeing a foe they know all too well, but this time it’s not even two weeks between matches. Tonight, the Huron Tigers are in town for the second contest in 12 days.

The Governors won the first contest with a straight sweep on the road, and will look for a home victory against a team still trying to secure a spot for a home SoDak 16 playoff game less than a month away. The Governors won three close sets 25-20, 25-19 and 25-23 for the sweep. Pierre will be looking for the home court advantage on Tuesday for its 14th win of the season. Pierre remains at No. 3 in the AA standings.

First serve is scheduled for 7:00 with pregame to begin at 6:40 on KCCR, kccrradio.com and on YouTube at KCCR Sports with Jon Winkler on the call.

Sully Buttes in Herreid to Face Herreid/Selby Area

Sully Buttes in Herreid to Face Herreid/Selby Area

The Sully Buttes Chargers will be in Herreid tonight as they take on the Herreid/Selby Area opening the last week of the regular season.

As it standings right now, the Chargers will have to win three games to reach the SoDak 16 in the Region 2B tournament as they are currently in seventh place. The Wolverines are in sixth place. While the Chargers could inch closer with a win, they need more help to jump to the sixth seed before the season is over. Herreid/Selby Area has Ipswich and Aberdeen Christian to close out the season. The Chargers will need to beat Hitchcock-Tulare on Friday to have a chance.

DT Meyer will be in Onida tonight for the broadcast. Coverage will begin around 7:00 on Country 95.3, pierrecountry.com and on YouTube at Country 95.3 Sports.

Stanley County Travels to Kadoka Area for Triangular

Stanley County Travels to Kadoka Area for Triangular

The Stanley County Lady Buffaloes kick off their final four games of the regular season on the road in Kadoka for a triangular to face both Kadoka Area and New Underwood.

The Lady Buffs come into the contest still in third place in the Region 6A standings and with two points separating both second and fourth place, the Lady Buffs look to be locked into the third seed as they sit at 12-9 currently. The Kadoka Area Kougars are at 11-6 and are in a tough 7B region. The Kougars are in fifth place in the standings but are five games over .500. With both White River and Phillip in their region, it will be a tough go to reach the SoDak 16 for Kadoka. The same goes for New Underwood as they are at 11-15 and in seventh place.

The triangular begins in Kadoka at 4:30 local time with the Kadoka Area and New Underwood. The Lady Buffs will play the final two games of the night.

Hughes County Continuing To Work Through Woes With Attorney Fees

Hughes County Continuing To Work Through Woes With Attorney Fees

PIERRE — The Hughes County Commission approved a contract to help the States Attorney’s office get caught up on a back log of cases. States Attorney Jessica LaMie says the contract is for work prosecuting misdemeanor and magistrate court cases…

The contract is for four-thousand dollars a month and will end once LaMie hires a new Deputy States Attorney. It’s being paid for with the money that would be going to a Deputy States Attorney. LaMie says the process has revealed what she feels is the need to add a third prosecutor…

Commission Chair Randy Vance is open to the idea but needs numbers from LaMie to move forward with a third prosecutor…

Vance says Hughes County has spent 60-thousand dollars in court-appointed attorneys’ fees in October alone and over a million dollars for the year so far.

Redistricting Committees Meet At State Capitol Monday

Redistricting Committees Meet At State Capitol Monday

PIERRE — The South Dakota Legislature’s Redistricting Committee held one of the shortest meetings in a series of meetings to help lawmakers rebuild South Dakota’s legislative boundary map for the next 10 years. The meeting was a wrap up of a statewide listening tour while taking additional public testimony. Senate Chair of the Committee Mary Duvall of Pierre is hopeful the Committee is ready to pull a map together with about a month left before a special session…

Duvall says four maps are available for the public to look over online…

While it’s final at all, Duvall has an idea on what the “new” District 24 could possibly look like…

The House and Senate Redistricting Committees have one more meeting scheduled to finalize proposals to bring to a special session of the Legislature on November 8th.

Mortenson Remembers Lessons Learned From Gubernatorial Guru Jim Soyer

Mortenson Remembers Lessons Learned From Gubernatorial Guru Jim Soyer

PIERRE — A long time fixture in the administrations of numerous South Dakota governors has passed away. Jim Soyer died in Sioux Falls Friday. Soyer was Chief of Staff to former Governor Bill Jankow and played a role as a staffer to former Governors George S. Mickleson, Walter Dale Miller, Mike Rounds and Dennis Daugaard. Current District 24 Representative Will Mortenson of Pierre first met Soyer as a 20 year-old staffer to Daugaard…

Mortenson says Soyer made a big impact on South Dakota politics…

Mortenson enjoyed the time he spent learning from Soyer…

Services for Jim Soyer are pending with the Miller Funeral Chapel in Sioux Falls.

Names Released In Fatal Haakon County Crash

Names Released In Fatal Haakon County Crash

PHILIP — Most of the names of those involved in a fatal vehicle crash in Haakon County last week have been released by the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The crash happened around 9:30 am on Sunday October 10th 20 miles northeast of Philip on 212nd Avenue, two miles north of Grindstone Road. A Ford pick was traveling north on 212nd when it attempted to turn into the east ditch. The Ford collided with a southbound Dodge pickup. The driver of the Ford, 50 year-old Sheldon Mead of Belle Fourche was killed in the crash. His passengers, 59 year-old William Larive and a 12 year-old male, both from Box Elder, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. Both were transported to a hospital in Philip. The occupants of the Dodge; 22 year-old Allan McDonnell and 17 year-old Rylan McDonnell, both from Quinn, were not injured. Seat belts were not used by anyone involved in the crash.

Oahe Hockey Hosting Fundraiser this Weekend

Oahe Hockey Hosting Fundraiser this Weekend

The Oahe Hockey association is having a Season Kick Off fundraiser in conjunction with Richie’Z ribs on Sunday October 24th from 4pm to 7pm. There will be a Coca-Cola sale along with baked goods and hockey equipment donations available on the day.

The Capitals will have its first preseason games upcoming this weekend as well.

Saturday Oct. 23rd

12 pm Varsity vs. Huron

4 pm JV vs. Rushmore

8 pm Varsity vs. Rushmore

Sunday Oct. 24th

12 pm Varsity vs. Team SD U16

You can listen and watch regular season games on Capital City Rock and on YouTube at Capital City Rock Sports. The season will begin in late November.

Peterson Makes 1st Team All-State Soccer

Peterson Makes 1st Team All-State Soccer

A career setting and single season record breaking year for Cole Peterson has helped him land on the 2021 1st Team All-State for Soccer. Peterson is the only Gov on both the boys and girls side to be selected.

Peterson finished the season with 17 goals which set a single season Pierre record and also eclipsed the career goal mark. He and Rylan Derry were superb for the Governors in the best offensive season the Governors have had since the sport became sanctioned by the state.

You can see a full list of the All-State Teams below.

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. The Council will consider approval of the agenda and declare any conflicts of interest before hearing reports from city officials. A proclamation will be made for the Stanley County GOLD program Lights on After School program and will consider a right-of-way closure request for Dakota Prairie Bank for Truck or Treat on Halloween. The Council will receive the 2021 Audit report and will consider a resolution on bad debt. An appointment will be made to the Planning and Zoning Committee along with consideration of a temporary liquor license request from the Chateau for an event at the Community Youth Involved Center on October 23 and Jim Hoffman is again on the agenda to discuss the budget and bonding. To join the meeting remotely, use Zoom or call 1-312-626-6799. The meeting ID is 814-124-6625.