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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Friday, October 13, 1995
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2B Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Friday, Oct. 13, 1995 ACROSS OUR REGION We're Interested in news from around the region. Please direct news Items and tips to any member of the Argus Leader regional reporting team: Cindy Uken, regional editor, 1-800-530-NEWS or 331-2301, Fax: 1-605-331-2294 Randy Hascall, Lincoln and Minnehaha counties, 331-2324 Tom Lawrence, Brookings, Lake, Moody counties, 692-8893 BROOKINGS Too many pie pieces makes frosh pass out A South Dakota State University freshman passed out during a Hobo Week pie-eating contest and was taken by ambulance to the hospital before recovering. SDSU Police Chief Mark Robinson said the 19-year-old Pierson Hall resident became excited during a chocolate-pie-eating contest, held as part of homecoming week events Wednesday. "He had a lot of adrenaline rushing through him and his throat tightened up," Robinson said. The student, whom Robinson did not identify, was treated and released at the Brookings Hospital. "I'd never seen anything like it in my life," Robinson said. "But the doctor had." Tom Lawrence PIERRE Sales tax expansion goes to public vote A city commission decision to expand a city sales tax has been referred to a public vote. The commission scheduled the election for Nov. 28. The commission recently passed an ordinance expanding the city's second penny sales tax effective Jan. 1. The second penny now applies only to lodging, meals and liquor. The city commission discussed holding the special election in conjunction with a county special election Nov. 14 on increasing the wheel tax. City Finance Officer Ken Her-icks said there is nothing in state law that allows joint city-county elections. ABERDEEN Chinese group seeks new ag products A four-member delegation from China visited Aberdeen searching for new agricultural products and technology to showcase in a Beijing trade show planned for April. The delegation of government officials and trade leaders toured the South Dakota Wheat Growers Association ethanol plant and fertilizer operation. Hiang Yongtao of China's Ministry of Agriculture said China desperately needs new laboratory and processing equipment for agricultural education. Delegates had already visited other states and visited sites in Brookings and Watertown. r "Pierre ' -q J3 Pierre Sioux OLDHAM J Oldhamj uj f Clty FJl"X P Craft show funds to benefit library A 40-booth craft show Sat urday will raise money for Oldham's library. The craft show runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Oldham school gymnasium. There is no admission charge. Library board chairwoman Juanda Jensen said the show will feature wood items, picture framing and other crafts. "It's our annual fund-raiser, and we're really proud of our library here," Jensen said. ALEXANDRIA Apostolate members to note anniversary Members of the Fatima Family Apostolate from several states are gathering in Alexandria this weekend for a candlelight procession and programs to celebrate the anniversary of religious events in Fatima, Portugal. The Rev. Robert Fox, group director, said the event will focus on the modern family's welfare. Today's 11 p.m. candlelight procession will be followed by midnight Mass. Children's programs will be held throughout Saturday. A 10 a.m. Mass is scheduled Sunday at Mid-America's Fatima Family Shrine, followed by youth activities and presentations at 12:30 p.m. at the parish center. This is the first family weekend gathering. In June, Family Congress participants from 25 states visited the Shrine of Alexandria. D RAPID CITY High temperatures recorded across state Rapid City broke an 85-year-old record Wednesday when the temperature reached 89. Eighty-degree readings were common across the state. Chamberlain, Pickstown and Pierre topped out at 87. CLEAR LAKE County GOP picnic features 7 speakers Deuel County Republicans will hold an indoor potluck picnic at 7 p.m. Saturday at the municipal building in Clear Lake. Guest speakers include: John Thune, a probable candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives; state Sen. Randy Frederick; state Rep. Pat Eidsness; state Rep. Bob Weber; state Sen. Harold Halverson; Jodi Frederick, secretary of the South Dakota Teen-age Republicans; and Harriet Pressler, U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler's wife. A question-and-comment pe--riod will be conducted and a presidential straw poll will be taken. Beverages will be furnished and people should bring their own eating utensils. T nm cue) Saturday, Oct. 14, 1:00 p.m. Howard Wood Field Exciting NCC action Free mini-footballs and frisbees at halftime Sponsored by Be a part One of the Top 10 Regional HuISiurfl l 1 1 Tj A' I Minnehaha County may open bids on By STEVE YOUNG Argus Leader Staff Construction on a 20-bed addition to the Juvenile Court Center in Sioux Falls could begin yet this fall. Minnehaha County commissioners hope to obtain bids for the $2.7 million project and open them Nov. 16. Contracts could be awarded five days later. "Depending on weather, that could give the contractor a chance to pour footings and do other work through the winter," Gary Stanley of Randall-Stanley Architects told the commission's building com . w frs Rodeo clown comes to town Antwan Gardenhire (above, left), 9, of Sioux Falls gets his face painted like a rodeo clown Thursday afternoon at the South Dakota School for the Deaf by a real rodeo clown, Duane Reichert of New Underwood. Jacqueline God-levsky, 10, of Sioux Falls holds a bat as Rachel Kills Small, 10, of Pine Ridge tries to balance a ball on it as Reichert watches. The two girls dressed like rodeo clowns for a show. Reichert visited the school as part of the South Dakota Arts Council's Artists-in-the-Schools program. D CUSTER STATE PARK Bills send inmates to proper facilities The Associated Press Two bills being prepared for the 1996 Legislature will make sure juvenile and adult offenders are sent to the appropriate prison, according to the state corrections secretary. The Board of Corrections met Monday to review the bills and discuss issues designed to match prisoners with the appropriate existing and proposed facilities. Corrections Secretary Jeff Bloomberg said doing a better job matching inmates with facilities will help alleviate future crowding problems. One of the bills will seek legislative approval for sentencing juveniles to specific facilities. Judges now decide where an offender is sent, such as the Youth Forestry Camp or the training school. The Department of Corrections wants that changed so the youth is turned over to the department, which will send the offender to the proper facility that has room. vs. ISU Coyotes and of the fun! Liberal "Arts Colleges in the Midwest mittee Thursday. "Otherwise, we're looking at starting in the spring." Stanley said he sees the base bids coming in between $2.58 million and $2.7 million. Commissioners would like to add 10 more beds to the 20 that are planned, and there are ongoing discussions with the U.S. Marshal's Office to become part of the effort But the commission is adamant about keeping the price tag at $2.7 million or less. So if bids come in higher than that and there is no way to deduct other costs, the ' -i - .i x. . .giiv. ." .- .,: V-.l TmtfTwTra) n i 1 q c I H I 1 1 I h kS fCw Choose one FREE feature jwwaiaa 1 i V (weekend package, long distance saver or voice mail) Weighs Just I f I""""'. S'"' l(T!j?iIi?n''l?& ! 10 f m F (om- Jfc 1 ounces f Sy WJ fjMMj Time neriri StsrtenKits! Nnnaliold r Cellular Phone K , Weighs just 1 0 ozs. 70 minutes of total talk time Artesss! Liquid crystal display Xt Alphanumeric memory Vj 99 memory locations f STl PcwsrCcrtis! 1 ) 3...; Cm r 'With one year activation contract. . " T-nTtfiiTi nMMiMUL. VvV"!- -'"' .. r1'!,... . We Sell It! We Service It! We Guarantee It! L 2921 West 41st St. (605)336-3244 Monday-Friday 8-9, $2.7 million project project will be limited to the 20 beds. The Juvenile Court Center has 16 beds in its facility at 4200 S. West Ave. The new wing is part of a $5 million joint venture among 13 southeastern South Dakota counties to address juvenile justice needs. The counties have purchased a Good Samaritan building at 908 N. West Ave. for $1.35 million and are spending $950,000 to renovate it for educational programs and nonse-cured shelter. Lew Sherman Argus Leader -'ye , i IT Tfl WfMTTTTD ft! BiUA Jl W lu ai b)m u Jil vim)o MOTW JMBli- SMflK: -WTf- -"Wrv "fflpr -"W "-'W: ' Mffm ' nrv -.--i i KAMI in mid-November When everything is completed, the counties will have access to 104 beds in what they are calling the Youth and Family Services Center. Debt service on the $5 million project will run about $220,000 a year for 20 years. Minnehaha County's portion of I that will be about $125,000 annually, with the remaining counties paying between $2,000 and $22,000 a year. Counties also will have to pay a per-diem cost for juveniles being housed in those regional facilities. RAPID CITY Body could be missing woman The Associated Press A body found in a wood pile is believed to be that of a Rapid City woman who disappeared under suspicious circumstances more than a year ago. "There is a great possibility this is the body of Tina Marcotte," Police Chief Tom Hennies said Wednesday. Marcotte, 30, disappeared early June 24, 1994 after her shift ended at the Forest Products Distributing Inc. plant. She told a friend she was getting a ride home from a friend, Tom Kueter. The body was found in a pile of scrap wood at the plant. Four days after Marcotte disappeared, Kueter was found dead at the plant. The Pennington County Coroner ruled that Kueter committed suicide by allowing a forklift to crush him. Pennington County Sheriff Don Holloway said that Kueter had been interviewed after Marcotte's disappearance. "He was a suspect t in this case," Holloway said. About noon Wednesday, a worker at Forest Products was using a piece of heavy equipment to move a pile of old scrap wood in a back portion of the lot that wasn't used much, Hennies said. A few pieces fell off the loader. The worker left the cab to toss the pieces back on and spotted the body ', in the load of wood. Holloway said if the body is Marcotte it could be several months before investigators estab lish the cause of death. "She was under a big pile of scrap lumber," Hennies said. "I don't think she crawled under there." A flnrnTfirlSO Tfflpsr .-r -.5-,- ' J Saturday 8-6, Sunday 12-5 a wmm -.i-i iii.oii

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