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July 1st Edition

Maria Johnson drives a team of mules

Pleasure driving

Maria Johnson drives a team of mules Monday in senior pleasure driving at the Kingsbury County 4-H Horse Show. Sandy Johnson is the passenger. (News photo by Donna Palmlund)

Commissioners tour county roads, plan SB1 requests

Kingsbury County Highway Superintendent Dave Sorenson and county commissioners began a road tour June 24 to determine where the county’s most urgent needs are regarding road and bridge repair. They were scheduled to complete the tour today, July 1.

South Dakota Senate Bill 1, which was passed earlier this year, will finance improvements on public highways and bridges. In order to receive funding, state and local officials are required to make a report concerning the condition of public highways and bridges and formulate a plan.

Commissioners determined that numerous county roads and bridges need repair, but because of budget constraints, they will have to prioritize where the greatest needs are and schedule those projects first.

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Granddaughter visits Harvey Dunn’s prairie home in Manchester

Cynthia (Rutherford) Watson, a granddaughter of Manchester native and artist Harvey Dunn, and her companion, John Crompton, made a visit to 'Harvey Dunn country' last week from their homes in Oxford, England.

Watson and Compton visited the Harvey Dunn Art Center in Brookings and were guests of honor June 23 at a dinner hosted by several members of the Harvey Dunn Memorial Society.

On June 24, they walked the same ground Watson’s grandfather walked and saw firsthand the prairie depicted in many of his paintings.

Watson and Crompton, along with tour guides Sharon Schaller and Dianne Larson of The Harvey Dunn Memorial Society and former Manchester area resident Ellen Haller visited Manchester, Esmond, the Dow Cemetery and the Dunn Homestead.

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