General Election upcoming

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The General Election is coming up November 6.

Individuals will be elected in a number of races, including: President, US Representative, Public Utilities Commissioner, District 26 State Senator, District 26 Representative, and District 2 Mellette County Commissioner.

The retention of Supreme Court Justice Glen A. Severson will also be determined. Additionally, on the ballot this year are four Constitutional Amendments, one Initiated Measure and two Referred Laws. An explanation of these ballot questions was printed in the October 10 edition

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Waln honored at Tibbs Rodeo Center

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Chief Carl Waln, Sr. was honored at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center in Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, on September 26, 2012. His two ranch brands, 3 bar and bar TT, were permanently branded into the timbers of the Rodeo Center, amongst those of other notable dignitaries. He also donated a selection of artifacts he’s collected through his years on the

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Harlem Ambassadors visit White River

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By Kristan Krogman

The “high flying, hoop defying” Harlem Ambassador basketball team brought their world renowned form of entertainment to Barnhart Gymnasium in White River last week. The Ambassadors faced the local Range Roamers in a contest that offered more than just basketball.

The Range Roamers, featuring locals Troy Krogman, Eldon

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Annie's Project

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By Kristan Krogman

Twenty one local women recently completed their last session of Annie’s Project. The sessions were held in White River every Wednesday evening at the Mellette County Museum. The program ran for six weeks, from September 5 to October 10.

Annie’s Project is a national program that is meant to provide education, information and

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Fall is here in Mellette County

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The crisp, cool night air has lent a hand to natures canvas as seen in this photo by Kristan Krogman.

Mellette County family recognized at 2012 Century Farm event

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A Mellette County family was recently recognized by the Century Farm Program in honor of their ranch having been in the family for over 100 years. Velma Vollmer, her son Rodney and granddaughter Ashley maintain land that has been in Velma’s family since her uncle Guy homesteaded in the area in the early 1910s.
Guy Geiman came from Kansas over 100

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Carr family to be honored at Tibbs Tribute Dinner

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The Casey Tibbs Foundation has announced honorees for this year’s Tribute Dinner. The Board of Directors has selected the following to be recognized at the Tribute Dinner in November.
Past Rodeo Great: Ralph Maynard
Rodeo Cowboy Great: Troy Brown
Rodeo Promoter: Kyle Evans
Rodeo Cowgirl Great: Lisa Lockhart
Ranch Cowboy Family: John Carr Family

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Welcome to our New Website!

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Welcome to the new website of the Mellette County News in White River, South Dakota!

Very soon we will be posting news, sports, obituaries, photos, videos and more here.

Check back soon!

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