VETERANS TOWN PROFILE: Lt. Col. Dan DeFries: 20 years of service to our nation

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Dan DeFries, retired Lieutenant Colonel US Army, holds a photo of himself in 1980 as a Captain in the United States Army. (Photo by Charity Maness/FRCH-S)

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By Charity Maness

HOT SPRINGS – Danny “Dan” DeFries was born in Springfield, South Dakota in 1953, the middle child of hard working farmers.

“I milked the cows and tended the hogs and chickens,” recalled DeFries, “my brother was older so he drove the tractor.” 

After running the old milk separator his...

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Hot Springs School Board announces plans to hire choir teacher, add guidance counselor

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Photo by Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Star

Hot Springs Music Director Melissa Vande Stroet leads the Hot Springs High School Pep Band during a basketball game in Case Auditorium earlier this year.

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

HOT SPRINGS – The March 8 board meeting of the Hot Springs School District began with audience member Justin Gausman speaking during Public Participation how he was disappointed to learn that there was not...

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Suicide Prevention Education is priority for newly formed Veteran Suicide Prevention Coalition

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Photo by Charity Maness/Fall River County Herald-Star

Mark Urban, Community Engagement and Partnerships Specialist with the Black Hills VA, is passionate about suicide prevention education and has created the Hot Springs Veteran Suicide Prevention Coalition.

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By Charity Maness

HOT SPRINGS – Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and considered to be a national public health issue, and one that the Veteran Suicide Coalition of Hot...

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Edgemont youth wins ‘Name the Snowplow’ Contest

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Photo by Eric Harrold/Fall River County Herald-Star

Landon Harrod, 11-years-old of Edgemont, was the winner of the Name the Snowplow contest for the Custer Area Department of Transportation. Landon is pictured here along with his parents, Tanya and Darrell Harrod, who are all posing next to the plow Landon officially named “Mt. Plowmore” as part of a statewide South Dakota DOT contest.

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PIERRE – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT)...

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Work on downtown river channel restoration project progressing

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TOP: This Google Map photo of a portion of Fall River in downtown Hot Springs has been modified to illustrate the work being done to the river between Jenninges Avenue (lower right) north to just past the walking bridge in front of City Hall. The light blue shows the now widened river channel and the dashed line to the left of the river will be where a grass walkway will be constructed using geogrid pavers. The red lines in the river represent where small weirs/dams will be built to create...

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