South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper John Koenig, middle, shakes hands with Al’s Oasis General Manager Craig Gill, left, during halftime of the Cubs boy’s basketball game against Mt. Vernon/Plankinton on Friday, January 23 at the Armory. Following the police standoff near Kimball, Al’s Oasis and Cedar Shore Resort, along with their employees and various community members, jumped into action by donating funds to help with Koenig’s medical costs, as he was injured during the 24-hour standoff. During halftime, Koenig, who is recovering from the injury, was presented with the check and a warm thank you from those in attendance.
When Susie Geiseler’s youngest daughter went to Kindergarten, Geiseler went with her. It marked Day 1 of a 14-year classroom volunteering position in the classroom at Chamberlain
Elementary School. Having a heart for giving back was something that Geiseler then and now still fosters. It’s something shared among many throughout the community and it’s often revisited when the clock strikes midnight on January 1 of the New Year.
Sioux City – Bomgaars Supply, Inc. a farm and ranch retail chain with headquarters in Sioux City, Iowa has acquired the leases and fixtures of twelve former ALCO stores in four states.
Of these 12 stores, eight will be new locations including Wyoming stores in Rawlins, Lander, Pinedale and Diamondville, along with two Idaho stores in Preston and Soda Springs, one in
Chamberlain, S.D., and one in Imperial, Neb.
After coming off a huge meet at Madison with some of the top competition in the state, Chamberlain saw what it took to rise to the top. The meet at Stanley County on January 23rd emphasized how much that tournament improved them.
Above: Keeleigh Elwood, in arm bar start position, looks to take on her competitor during the Winner AAU wrestling tourney on Jan. 25. Elwood placed first. Right: Ty Graesser looks for the single leg take down against his opponent. Graesser placed second at the meet.
Chamberlain (6-4) got a scare by MVP (5-4) on Friday, January 23, but outlasted MVP and won the game 54-50. It was a closely contested first quarter that had both teams creating
turnovers and both teams having trouble putting points on the scoreboard. When the dust settled, MVP had a one-point scoring edge, 12-11.