Another Homestead Gone: Only the Chimney Remains

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Article by Anne Cassens, with help from Helen Miller, the Edgemont Centennial Book, and Down Home Country Folks.
In 1883, (James) Andrew Ball  came to Dakota Territory and purchased 160 acres in Fall River County east of Edgemont for $1.25 per acre.  He then returned to southern Nebraska and “spent two years getting ready for the move to Dakota”.  In June 1885, the family joined a caravan of wagons headed for the Black Hills. In the caravan were the families of George Ball, John...

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House Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing draws a full house for VA discussion

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By Barb Strozewski
South Dakota U. S. Representative Kristi Noem hosted a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing in Hot Springs at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 14, at the Mueller Center.
The hearing, attended by Chairman of the House VA Committee Jeff Miller and Vice-Chairman Gus Bilirakis, was scheduled to further investigate the VA’s proposed restructuring of the VA Black Hills Health Care System.
Rep. Noem worked with the Committee to secure  the following witnesses: Bryan Brewer...

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Mayor signs Helen M. Raby Proclamation

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On Monday, Aug. 18, Edgemont City Mayor Carl Shaw made a proclamation stating, “To the People of Edgemont, Helen M. Raby, Citizen of Edgemont from 1919 to 2014, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at the age of 103. In her death, the City of Edgemont has been deprived of one of its greatest citizens. On several occasions, Helen was given the keys to the City of Edgemont, having the day declared Helen Raby Day. In testimony of the respect in which her memory is held by the City of Edgemont, I do hereby...

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Marlous Stevens Teaching Ceramics for 32 years

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By Barb Strozewski
Marlous Stevens was born in Britton, S.D., in 1944. The family moved to Edgemont in April of her 7th grade year because her father was beginning his job at the uranium mill in Edgemont. She graduated from Edgemont High School in 1962.
She married Ed Stevens in 1964 and they had three children; Randy, Ron and Bob.
Even though she had a family to raise, she found time to offer classes in ceramics.  The class first started out in the basement of her ranch home in Red Canyon...

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City Council Discusses Neighborhood Watch Programs; Hears Budget Requests

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By Anne Cassens
The Edgemont City Council met last Tuesday, August 5, with all members present and about fourteen members of the public in attendance.
The city began Budget Request Hearings which accounted for most of the public in attendance.
Sandra Woodward reported for the Public Works Committee, updating the council on the projects in progress.  She stated that the water leak on A Street which was “patched” last winter will be completely repaired in the near future.  They are...

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