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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Monday, June 5, 1995
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2D REGION Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Monday, June 5, 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 ABERDEEN Traffic accidents kill 2 South Dakotans Two people died in separate traffic accidents in northeastern ' South Dakota, authorities said. Hazel Job, 65, of Eureka was 1 killed Saturday in a two-car crash in Aberdeen, police said. The crash also injured her husband, Milton Job, 69. Police said Milton Job was making a left turn when his car ' was hit by an oncoming car. The driver and a passenger in the other car were treated for minor injuries and released from a local hospital. A Friday night crash on U.S. Highway 12 near Waubay killed a Summit man, the South Dakota Highway Patrol said. Glen Anderson, 77, was trying to pass another car when his pickup truck hit a motor home head-on at 7:24 p.m., said state trooper Wes Williams. The driver of the motor home suffered minor injuries. D ABERDEEN Sioux Falls-Aberdeen flights to be offered A commuter airline plans to . offer direct flights between Aberdeen and Sioux Falls beginning June 12, officials said. Great Lakes Aviation, operating as United Express, will offer the flights six days a week, said Aberdeen Regional Airport manager Greg Schwab. The flights will be stops on a route between Denver and Fargo, N.D., he said. "This is an opportunity for people to show interest in instate travel," Schwab said. Two commuter airlines dropped direct flights between the state's largest cities, Rapid City and Sioux Falls, last month. No airline has stepped in to resurrect flights on that route. One leg of the flight begins the morning in Denver and stops in Sioux Falls and Aberdeen before continuing to Fargo. The return flight in the evening reverses the route. D WALL s Tourist site opens new exhibit building A three-year remodeling pro- t ject is under way at one of South Dakota's most well-known stops. Wall Drug has opened a new back yard building filled with t photographs, wildlife exhibits and shops. New bricks and cov- v ered walkways have been installed in the store's back yard. i An old steel building was torn down to make room for the new n structure. "We've got a lot of room back here," said owner Bill Hustead. Along with the new building, Wall Drug also has unveiled a collection of more than 1,000 photographs taken in the 1800s and early 1900s in South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. Airport shut down after police chase The Associated Press SIOUX CITY, Iowa The Sioux Gateway Airport was shut down for a time after a police chase involving two Minnesota teen-agers ended up on the main runway. "We shut down the airport as soon as we found out about it," said Randy Curtis, executive director of the airport. The chase ended when two teenagers crashed a stolen pickup truck through an airport security gate at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. The chase was under way on nearby Interstate 29 when the truck was hobbled as it traveled over spikes used to deflate tires. The truck left the road and smashed through a security fence, coming to rest on the runway. A 17-yearold Minneapolis boy and a 16-year-old from Tyler, Minn., were taken into custody. t 5 r i Wa " y n 9 ss Pierre. sioux) I RapldH9q):s Falls D BROOKINGS Regent: Budget cuts hurting education South Dakotans need to realize the importance of education to the state's future, the head of the state Board of Regents said. The anti-tax feelings of citizens are leading to cuts in public education at all levels, said Regents Executive Director Tad Perry. He said he did not fault state lawmakers for their failure to fully fund the Regents' budget request this year. "I think the Legislature in this state is responding to the general citizenry, and that's the problem," Perry said. More people might be willing to support education funding if they understood what it does for the state, Perry said. He said higher education had a direct and indirect impact on South Dakota's economy of more than $800 million last year. The six state universities put caps on enrollment and made other cuts this year to maintain quality while staying efficient, Perry said. Perry said he also hoped to raise the state's proportion of residents with college degrees. DEADWOOD Panel OKs permit for Costner complex The Deadwood Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a building permit for actor Kevin Costner's $100 million Dunbar Resort. "They said in 60 days there will be considerable changes up there," city planner Bernie Williams said. "They do plan to hit it." , The resort complex will include hotel rooms, a casino, sports facilities, a shopping mall, a movie theater, a golf course and horseback riding trails. Developers plan to have the project finished by May 1997. Construction crews have begun moving dirt at the site and blasting a route for a proposed rail link to the Rapid City Regional Airport. Deadwood hired Esgil Corp. of San Diego to review plans for the resort, city building inspector Keith Umenthum said. The consultants will help the city approve architectural and engineering plans, he said. The final blueprints will be ready by the end of the month, Umenthum said. 0 CHAMBERLAIN Stockgrowers support new grazing rules The South Dakota Stock-growers Association has endorsed new federal grazing rules being considered in Congress. The stockgrowers lent their support to the Livestock Grazing Bill as their annual meeting in Chamberlain wrapped up Thursday. The bill emphasizes greater local and state control in federal rangeland management. It also calls for the U.S. Forest Service to give up their jurisdiction over federal grasslands. The stockgrowers also reelected Porcupine rancher Bob Johnson as president of the state organization. "" "Pea V. Plerre,. Sioux CARRIER GAS HEATING WITH ELECTRIC COOLING IS YOUR BEST ENERGY VALUE ' lll- M- 1111 tfSfo .T Ve can save i you?L (Afcj upto60 C fkljMZtBJj iJ on your monthly T ' - - . 7 Ma ATOTTTO 2. M 7- cooling costs. "r -r iJ J'VivntMf? I. JL " "f CONDITIONING. INC. flFJ RAPID CITY Wiidtow Says her late husband is innocent in The Associated Press The widow of a man who died five days after a former co-worker's disappearance is challenging a ruling that he committed suicide. Tom Kueter, 29, died last June 28 when a forklift ran over his head at the wood products plant where he worked. Authorities ruled the death a suicide, saying Kueter was a prime suspect in the disappearance five days earlier of 30-year-old Tina Marie Marcotte. "They were wrong," says Kue-ter's widow, Nancy Kueter. "They should have investigated more." Kueter has filed an appeal with the state Division of Labor and Management, seeking thousands of dollars in worker's compensation Minister to By MARY VAN BEUSEKOM Argus Leader Staff An associate pastor at First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls will take over as minister of three congregations in Wakonda, Viborg and Irene in July. The Rev. Richard Collman, 51, plans to split his time between his home in Sioux Falls and the parsonage in Wakonda. His wife, Katherine, will continue to teach English as a Second Language at Whittier Middle School. "I'm glad we're not totally moving out of Sioux Falls," he said. "We'll still have some roots here, and some friends. It's a transitional time for us." - After 16 years as a minister at the 2,200-member First United State farmers By MIKE TRAUTMANN Argus Leader Staff Another day, another gutterful of rain. What a surprise. Sunday showers dropped another two-tenths of an inch on Sioux Falls and sent already flooded rivers rising even higher. Sioux Falls is now six inches above normal precipitation for the season. In eastern South Dakota, where farmers needed more moisture like a fish needs a bicycle, soggy fields Ethics: Board would be appointed to advise members of City Council Continued from 1D not stipulate specifics such as votes on video-lottery issues for those who have financial interest in such games. Specifics on those types of issues will be up to the ethics board, he said. "The intent of this is not to give black and white rulings but to give broad parameters for the ethics board," Doolittle said. The ethics board, consisting of five members, would be appointed by the mayor with approval of the council. The board's powers would include evaluating complaints or violations, and conducting investigations, including the subpoena of documents. Tam Baker, a council member on the committee to develop the wording, said the ordinance is important for her. "Sioux Falls has never had such a document before and I hope it will provide some kind of guidance that might prevent any kind of questionable conflict." Baker said the ordinance and the presence of the ethics board would make it easier for the council members to get input on whether they should abstain from voting on a matter if there is an appearance of conflict. Council member Dann Grevlos, who helped draw up the ordinance, said it is good for the council to have the information as a resource for direction. Enjoy the ultimate in personalized comfort and energy savings with a Carrier Total Indoor Comfort System. Total system includes: -Gas furnace -Electronic air cleaner -Air conditioner -Humidifier -Comfort Zone zoning system dlospnqtles swSddle inLoloinig benefits for her husband's death. Those benefits were denied because of the suicide ruling. She also has notified Pennington County she plans to sue authorities in the case. And while Kueter admits her late husband had problems with alcohol, violence and the law in his past, she says he is innocent in the disappearance of Marcotte, a former co-worker of Kueter. "I know my husband was innocent," Kueter says. "If it takes the rest of my life, I will prove it." Authorities who have investigated Marcotte's disappearance say Tom Kueter still is a likely suspect. When Marcotte got off work at 12:30 a.m. that day, she discovered lead three Methodist Church, Collman decided he needed a change. His dream is still to play the organ and direct choir for a church somewhere in the TInnpr Mirlwpsr. Richard Collman so he doesn't view his appointment in the Wakonda area as long term. His last day at First United Methodist is June 30. He will preach the June 18 morning service, with a reception following from 2 to A p.m. During his years at First Meth- fall further behind after Sunday showers got soggier, and farmers fell further behind in planting. Still more rain is on the way, with chances of showers through Friday, and potential heavy rain of 1 to 2 inches by tonight. Yippee. "That's about the way it's been going," National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Dircksen said with a sigh. A southern jet stream keeps pushing storm systems in every three to four days from the Pacific "It is an established guideline for future councils. If we have questions now we can go to the city attorney's office, but with this you will be able to get clarification about a possible conflict from the ethics board," he said. The city attorney would provide legal counsel to the board of ethics, according to the ordinance. Violations would result in a reprimand, suspension, demotion, termination of employment, or a probationary period. At least four members of the five-member board would have to determine whether a violation has occurred. The proposed ordinance states that no officer or employee of the city shall have a financial interest separate from that of the general public in any contract, transaction, zoning decision, or other matter applicable to the city. The question of conflict would be remedied by a person's disqualification in decision-making matters. It also prohibits the solicitation or acceptance of any gifts, including money, services, and entertainment, which can be construed as an attempt to influence. The proposed document says legitimate political contributions are not gifts under the provisions of this chapter. unlden cpi700 ' You With a $500 deposit to a new or existing wet. Offer good until July 31, 1995 disappearance of 30-year-old woman her car's tire had been slashed. She called Vicky Riddle to get a ride, but then told her friend "Tom that used to work here" had arrived and could give her a ride home. Kueter had been playing softball earlier that night and dropped off a friend about 11 p.m. He didn't return home until 3:30 a.m. Kueter told his wife his car had broken down behind a supermarket and he spent hours fixing the engine. Pennington County Sheriff's Deputy De Glassgow says no witnesses saw Kueter's car behind the store that night and three people say they would have seen it. When Kueter arrived home, he immediately washed his shirt. area congregations s.d. hJ4pt I IrenTlfH 1 nj. 1 li Centerville A P' J ' fcjJ YanidonWakondaMA NEB. (& 1 7 Argus Leader graphic odist, he made large contributions to the arts community. He helped renovate the chancel and restore the organ, projects that were finished in 1990. He launched Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. "It's the same thing we've been experiencing for the last couple of months," Dircksen said. Flood warnings continue for portions of the Vermillion and Big Sioux rivers and the whole of the James River. The Vermillion River was about one foot over flood stage at Wakonda and isn't expected to go down until the end of the week, Dircksen said. The wet weather is swamping efforts to get corn and soybeans HEGG ALLIED GUARDIAN WINDOWS All extruded frame and sash members are .062" to provide extra strength and lasting durability. Door&Window DoorsSidingSun RoomsGarage Doors To ABOUT FREE HOMETOWN CHECKING ABOUT FREE CHECKS ABOUT A FREE CellularOne Phone Some Restrictions Apply Annual Service Agreement with Cellular One Required CorTrust Bank can trust in us" 1801 S. Marion Rd. 361-8356 Kueter says her husband told her he got his shirt dirty fixing the car. Two days later, Tom Kueter helped Marcotte's live-in boyfriend, Pat Gleason, report Marcotte missing to police. Police and Gleason began getting suspicious of Kueter, and detectives visited him several times in the days before his death. Officers also towed away Kueter's car to look for evidence of Marcotte. None was found. Kueter says her husband told her several times he thought someone was trying to frame him. On June 28, co-workers found Kueter's body with his head under one of the front wheels of the forklift. The death was ruled a suicide. the church's fine arts series that same year. Noon organ recitals and the bell program also began during Coll-man's tenure there. He doesn't plan to keep the same degree of involvement in the Sioux Falls arts community after he begins his new appointment. He will keep membership in only the Siouxland Choristers Guild and the American Guild of Organists. "I expect I'll take a low-profile in Sioux Falls," he said. Collman expects to spend at least a day at each of the three congregations, visiting people. 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