The Wrap: This Week in Review
Here are a few of the stories that had Sioux Falls talking:
- President Barack Obama rolled to a second term, beating Mitt Romney by winning more than 300 electoral votes on Tuesday’s election .On the local front, Chris Nelson and Christie Fiegen kept seats in the PUC. Republican US Representative Kristi Noem also won re-election after a heated contest with challenger Matt Varilek.
- 27 members of the South Dakota Air National Guard returned home Wednesday to cheers and a heartwarming reception with friends and family members present. The 114th security forces squadron provided security at an undisclosed location in southwest Asia. Welcome home!
- Hero of the Week: Bob Gard of Canton, SD donated much needed emergency equipment to the east coast in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy this week. Hand-held radios, pagers and other equipment used by the NYFD were damaged by salt water in the many rescue efforts following the storm. As a member of the National Firefighters Endowment, Bob also delivered a new fire truck to replace one that was damaged by sea water, as well. We salute Bob and those that made this donation and delivery happen.
- After a very mild week of temps in the 50’s, this weekend brings a frigid change to Sioux Falls. Precipitation in the form of drizzle, rain, changing over to snow with signifigant winds will hamper travel and visibilty. Check radar and the 1st Alert Weather for further updates.
- The South Dakota high school football championships had fans traveling to the DakotaDome in Vermillion to cheer on their teams. The scores:
Harding Co, 50 – Colome, 20
Canistota, 52 – Warner, 8
Deubrook Area, 25 – Howard, 22
Winner, 13 – Tri Valley, 6
Dell Rapids, 47 – Harrisburg, 0
Saturday nights game will feature Washington and Brandon Valley.
- Dumb Criminal of the Week: A Sioux Falls man called police Wednesday night from his residence on the west side to report someone trying to break into his house. Upon arrival, Sioux Falls police discovered meth and other drug paraphernalia. To add insult to injury, police also charged him with making a false report.
- Canistota won it’s 3rd state title Thursday at the DakotaDome beating Warner with a thumping 52 – 8 win. Quarterback Cody Bunger passed for nearly 300 yards and set a few records along the way. What is truly amazing is that it’s the Hawks 36th win in-a-row. Could they set a new state record for consecutive wins? Freeman currently hold that record with 46 wins in a row, a record for 9-man ball in South Dakota. Nice job, Hawks!
- South Dakota’s oldest resident has passed away at the age of 113. Beryl Kapaun died this week at the Golden Living Center in Salem, SD. One of her secrets to longevity was a healthy lifestyle, never overeating, and solid family genes. She was born June 4th, 1899.
- Sunday is Veterans Day. Thank you for giving the United States a proud military history. That history was not made without sacrifice and valor. Many of you have put your lives on hold through the ages to make sure we remain a free country. We thank God that we still have men and women who make the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy everyday and the right to hold our heads high as the greatest nation on earth. Thank you from all of us at Time Square Media/Results radio.
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