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10/18/2017 - 8:14am
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department could use three more deputies and two more dispatchers to avoid employee burnout and turnover, Sheriff Scott Anderson said last week. Anderson met Oct. 10 with the Board of Supervisors, presenting them with a letter explaining why his department was likely to exceed its budget for this year, and why he would like to see a significant budget increase...
10/18/2017 - 8:14am
Changes are coming to voters for the November city elections in Yetter, Jolley, Rinard and Knierim. Precincts in those towns will be combined with larger, neighboring cities – Yetter with Lake City, Jolley with Pomeroy and Rinard and Knierim with Somers, Auditor Robin Batz said earlier this month. She said in Yetter, which has fewer than 20...
10/18/2017 - 8:12am
More than 90 South Central Calhoun Middle School students stayed home Friday, after parents received a letter Thursday informing them of rumors of threatened violence for that day. Superintendent Jeff Kruse said Friday morning the school day was progressing as normal, except for the high number of absent students.  In the letter emailed to...
10/18/2017 - 8:10am
The fate of two people accused of trespassing on Dakota Access pipeline’s easement in Calhoun County will wait until later this week. Attorneys concluded witness testimony – including appearances from defendants Tosun Mahmud Fitil and Emma Schmit – on Friday, but Magistrate Andrew Smith opted to ask the jury to return to court...
10/18/2017 - 7:51am
Paul Nelson sees a lot of America every year. The Grammy nominated guitarist and producer said for everything that separates Americans in different parts of the country, or people from different parts of the world, one thing still holds everyone together. “The fact that everybody loves music,” Nelson told The Graphic-Advocate in a...
10/18/2017 - 7:50am
Gorden Tree Service is celebrating nine years of operation by giving back to Lake City residents, Nick Gorden says. Gorden said he decided to follow up on a letter Lake City officials sent to city residents in early summer, reminding them to keep trees at least 15 feet above streets and 8 feet above sidewalks. Homeowners were told if they didn...
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