Chamberlain-Oacoma Sun

By Hannah Baker

The wheels on the Bomag landfill compactor turn, crunching the mountainous pile of cans, old and deflated basketballs, cereal boxes, and other trash materials now unrecognizable after being squished over and over. “Pretty incredible, isn’t it?” said Larry McManus, the certified Manager of Lanfill Operations at the Tri-County Landfill in Pukwana, as he points to the hillside south of the pile of garbage, while simultaneously swatting away a fly. “See that mountain/hill right there? Well, that’s not a mountain or hill in the traditional sense. That’s all trash.” 

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By Hannah Baker

Michael London, who was arrested on January 8 for aiding and abetting his son, Donald London in an alleged aggravated assault against two law enforcement officers during a 24-hour police standoff near Kimball, S.D., has been granted release from prison, according to court documents filed on August 27, His previous bond was set at a cash-only $50,000, but he will now be allowed to leave prison for free if he complies with court orders after his release.

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By Hannah Baker

“No one person should have to shoulder the burden of putting on an entire event,” said Director of the Chamberlain Chamber of Commerce Mike Normile in his office on Friday, August. 28. For the last three years during the third weekend in August, Chamberlain’s Donna Buche and Sharman Swanson have been the main organizers of American Island Days. It stemmed from the want of having a special weekend for local residents and visitors to celebrate Chamberlain in festival fashion with shopping, food and fun.   

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