Hot Springs woman dies in one-vehicle accident near Aberdeen

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File photo by Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Star

In this newspaper photo taken in August 2021, Shirley Leigh, while then-recovering from cancer treatments, shows off a unique sunflower which had voluntarily grown near her backyard vegetable garden, located on Lincoln Avenue in Hot Springs.

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher 

ABERDEEN – A beloved member of the Hot Springs community, Shirley Leigh, age 79, died on Thursday, Aug. 11, while a...

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Edgemont School District unable to field football team for second consecutive season

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Board updates drug and alcohol, suspension policies

By Eric Harrold

Staff Writer

EDGEMONT – At the time of last week’s Edgemont School District board meeting, no decision had been made regarding whether the school would have enough participation to have a football team this year, but the answer came last Thursday when Superintendent Amy Ferley made an announcement on the school district’s Facebook page.

“We are all disappointed that we won’t be able to watch our own Boys of Fall, as we did...

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Escapee captured after lengthy vehicle pursuit; scheduled to appear in court on August 17

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By Eric Harrold

Staff Writer

HOT SPRINGS – Casey W. Shaffer, who escaped from Fall River County Sheriff’s deputies back on June 11, was taken into custody on August 3 by Fall River Sheriff’s Office personnel following a lengthy vehicle pursuit and foot chase that ended when Shaffer emerged from a river bed near Provo.

Shaffer was taken to the Fall River County Jail and charged with six felony counts including first degree escape, two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer aggravated...

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Hot Springs schools to implement ‘Picture Exchange Communication System’

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Photo courtesy Jacquie Schniers

Board Certified Behavior Analyst and PECS consultant and trainer Jesseca Collins gives a presentation about the Picture Exchange Communication System to attendees at a training held at HSSD on Aug. 11 and 12. PECS is a unique, picture-based non-verbal communication system that the district will employ throughout all grade levels this school year.

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By Marcus Heerdt

HOT SPRINGS – Last week on Aug. 11 and 12, the Hot Springs...

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Soon-to-be built Umiker Dog Park selected as finalist for nationwide ‘Bark for Your Park’ grant program

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Supporters asked to vote via website until Aug. 31

HOT SPRINGS  – PetSafe® brand, a global leader in pet product solutions, has announced the 30 finalists for its popular Bark for Your Park™ grant contest and Hot Springs has been selected for a chance to win funds for a new dog park. This year, PetSafe® will award prizes totaling $125,000 to nine deserving communities.

Since introducing the program in 2011, PetSafe® has donated more than $1.65 million to support more than 80 off-leash...

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