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Briar Cliff’s Lamb Named Emil S. Liston Award Winner

(Kansas City, Mo.) – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that Jackson Lamb of Briar Cliff University is the 2019 recipient of the Emil S. Liston Award. Lamb is a member of the Briar Cliff men’s basketball team.

Presented by Daktronics, the Emil S. Liston award recognizes both academic and athletic excellence by junior student-athletes in men’s and women’s basketball. The scholarship is named in honor of the NAIA’s first executive secretary who was also a prime mover behind the men’s basketball tournament. This award has been presented annually since 1950 to one junior men’s and one junior women’s basketball student-athlete. Each student is awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Jackson Lamb, from Greenfield, Iowa, has been an outstanding student-athlete on the Briar Cliff University men’s basketball team. His dedication to his team has led them to two quarterfinal appearances during his time in the Chargers’ program. He has received numerous athletic honors, including NAIA All-American Honorable Mention, First Team All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), as well as contributing as a freshman to a GPAC championship. He encourages his teammates and inspires them to perform to the best of their abilities.

Lamb is the ultimate competitor and always pushes himself to be the best he can be and pushes his teammates to be the same. His dedication, work ethic, and consistency has transferred to the classroom where he is a biology, pre-med major earning a 3.9 cumulative GPA. Lamb is the ultimate competitor on the court and is active on campus, in the community, and at his church. He is an all-around outstanding player and person.

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FARM SAFETY WEEK SHIFTS INTO HIGH GEAR

This is National Farm Safety Week and an Iowa State University expert says tractor rides for kids are one cause of accidents that can be avoided.

Professor Charles Schwab says tractors are a draw for kids — but they create dangerous situations.


OC….HAPPENS :21

The National Children’s Center estimates one child dies about every three days in an agriculture-related incident.

He says it’s not any safer to give kids rides on lawn tractors and it is actually often more dangerous because of an increased danger of rolling over.

OC….ARE HUGE :22

He says you can still share the farm experience with the kids without putting them in danger.

OC….CONNECTION :13

This year’s national theme is “Shift Farm Safety Into High Gear.”

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REED FARREL COLEMAN – Robert B. Parker’s THE BITTEREST PILL: A Jesse Stone Novel

REED FARREL COLEMAN – Robert B. Parker’s THE BITTEREST PILL: A Jesse Stone Novel

Author: Reed Farrel Coleman

Book: Robert B. Parker’s THE BITTEREST PILL: A Jesse Stone Novel

Publishing: G.P. Putnam’s Sons (September 10, 2019)


REED FARREL COLEMAN – Robert B. Parker’s THE BITTEREST PILL: A Jesse Stone Novel 1Synopsis (from the Publisher):

The opioid epidemic has reached Paradise, and Police Chief Jesse Stone must rush to stop the devastation in the latest thriller in Robert B. Parker’s New York Times-bestselling series.

When a popular high school cheerleader dies of a suspected heroin overdose, it becomes clear that the opioid epidemic has spread even to the idyllic town of Paradise. It will be up to police chief Jesse Stone to unravel the supply chain and unmask the criminals behind it, and the investigation has a clear epicenter: Paradise High School. Home of the town’s best and brightest future leaders and its most vulnerable down-and-out teens, it’s a rich and bottomless market for dealers out of Boston looking to expand into the suburbs.

But when it comes to drugs, the very people Jesse is trying to protect are often those with the most to lose. As he digs deeper into the case, he finds himself battling self-interested administrators, reluctant teachers, distrustful schoolkids, and overprotective parents . . . and at the end of the line are the true bad guys, the ones with a lucrative business they’d kill to protect.

 

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Dakota Dunes Residents Advised to Relocate

UPDATE: The River predictions have changed from a high of 30.6 to 30.8 Missouri River stage at the Sioux City gauge. There is an even greater chance the river elevations may exceed our riverbank protection. Therefore, we advise all residents to relocate as soon as possible. If the Missouri River overtops and/or breaches the protection, many low lying roads will become inundated which makes leaving the Dunes difficult and dangerous. This notice applies to all residential neighborhoods because Dakota Dunes Boulevard will be compromised as well. In addition, the sanitary sewer system will be shut down in residential areas to preserve the infrastructure.

Again, for your safety, we are advising all residents to relocate as soon as possible.

This could last for five days or more, so prepare accordingly.
Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District Board of Supervisors are not confident that our protection can withstand the high water level a third time this year.

Residents should plug floor drains and turn off irrigation systems before you depart.

Turn off dehumidifiers, water softeners and air conditioners to protect your homes.

This relocation & River level are not expected to affect the Commercial areas or Dakota Dunes hotels, only the residential areas.

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SAINTS SWEEP X’S TO WIN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP

St. Paul, MN- The X’s were hoping that they could create some magic heading into game three of the American Association Finals and to force a game four to keep their season and championship hopes alive. But it was the team of destiny, the 2019 St. Paul Saints who once again put together a dramatic win 6-3, to end their magical championship run to earn the 2019 American Association Championship.

Sioux City got off to the quick start in the game as Drew Stankiewicz walked and Nate Samson reached on an error to set up Jeremy Hazelbaker who crushed a three run home run over the right field fence and the blast stunned and quieted a raucous crowd at CHS Field.

Unfortunately for the X’s that would be the only offense they could muster up on the night. They would not have another runner reach third base in the contest. The X’s would score three runs in the ball game which tied the most they had ever scored in a single game against the St. Paul Saints during the 2019 season.

Saints starter Ryan Zimmerman took home the no decision as he tossed five innings, allowing three runs, two earned on just three hits with three walks and three strikeouts.

On the other end was Taylor Jordan for Sioux City. Jordan was once again excellent for the Explorers in his second post season start. He allowed just one run through the first five innings of work on a solo home run to Chris Baker which made it a 3-1 Explorers lead.

In the sixth inning St. Paul made their comeback as they did in almost every game during their post season run. It would begin on back to back singles by Brady Shoemaker and John Silviano. A walk to Josh Allen would load the bases with one out and the Explorers would then turn to Nate Gercken out of the bullpen. Chesny Young then came up with the hit that will forever go down in Saints history as he took the first pitch from Gercken and blasted it to left center field for a grand slam making it 5-3 Saints in one swing of the bat.

Jordan (0-1) ended up with the loss as he went five and a third allowing four runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts and a walk.

St. Paul tacked on another run in the seventh as with two outs John Silviano smacked a double down the right field line to score Michael Lang from first base putting St. Paul up 6-3.

The Saints bullpen between Jordan Jess, Karch Kowalczyk and Tanner Kiest combined to shut out the Explorers over the final four innings of the game with Kiest earning his fourth save of the post season with a scoreless ninth inning getting Kyle Wren to ground into the series ending double play.

With the loss the Explorers season comes to an end. Sioux City finished the season 57-43 earning the South Division Wild Card, they defeated the Kansas City T-Bones in four games to claim the South Division Series Championship but they ran into the white hot St. Paul Saints who lost their first two games of the playoffs before rattling off six straight wins to take the crown.

The Explorers will have to try and win their first championship in franchise history in the 2020 season, which would be the franchise’s 28th year of existence.

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HEAVY RAIN BRINGS CHANGES TO GAVINS POINT DAM RELEASES

The recent heavy rain in South Dakota is causing the Army Corps of engineers to reduce releases from Yankton’s Gavins Point Dam.

John Remus, Chief of the Corps Missouri River Basin Management Office says Saturday morning releases from Gavins Point will be reduced by 5,000 cubic feet per second:


OC………..60,000 CFS. :11

He says reducing releases will reduce the chances of flood water reaching Interstate 29 north of Omaha.

Remus says releases at the lower 60,000 cfs level from Gavins Point will last no longer than three days:

OC………runoff season. ;20

Remus says “We have already seen four times the normal precipitation for September over the entire upper Missouri River basin.”

As of today (Friday) runoff in the upper Missouri River Basin, above Sioux City is 49.9 Million acre feet, surpassing the 1997 runoff of 49.0 million acre feet, making 2019 the second highest runoff in the 121 year record.

Only the 2011 runoff of 61.0 million acre feet is higher, which saw significant flooding across the region.

Thanks to Jerry Oster WNAX

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I-90 WEST CLOSED AT SIOUX FALLS

The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that portions of I-90 will remain closed overnight and remain closed until further notice.

WESTBOUND (from Sioux Falls)
Open to Local Traffic Only Sioux Falls (Marion Road Exit 395) to Humboldt Exit 379. I-29 on-ramp to I-90 is Closed.
CLOSED Humboldt Exit 379 to Bridgewater Exit 357
Open Bridgewater Exit 379 west
EASTBOUND
Open to Mitchell
Open to Local Traffic Only Mitchell Exit 330 to Bridgewater Exit 357
CLOSED Bridgewater Exit 357 to Humboldt Exit 379
Open Humboldt to Sioux Falls

Water has continued to rise in the closed areas of I-90 and with the already overly saturated ground, it will take some time for waters to recede.

Officials are asking that motorists DO NOT DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES, unless the route is noted as open to LOCAL traffic only.

The suggested detour route for through I-90 traffic is I-29, Highway 14 and highways 37 and 281. Map is attached and available on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/southdakotadot

Local roads have also been hit hard by flooding and may not be an option to get around flooded state highway routes.

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SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

SIOUX CITY’S FIRE RESCUE COMMAND STAFF PARTNERED WITH MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY FRIDAY TO BEGIN DEVELOPING THE DEPARTMENT’S NEXT LONG RANGE PLAN.

FIRE CHIEF TOM EVERETT SAYS IT’S THE FIRST STEP IN CREATING A NEW FIVE YEAR BLUEPRINT TO IMPROVE THE DEPARTMENT:

OC………PROACTIVE. :20

FIRE RESCUE ACHIEVED MANY GOALS IN ITS PREVIOUS FIVE YEAR PLAN, BUT EVERETT SAYS OVER TIME, SOME OF THOSE GOALS ARE NO LONGER RELEVANT.

THAT’S WHERE NEW INPUT AND IDEAS COME INTO PLAY:

OC………IT’S A FUN DAY. ;24

ONE OF THE SIX AREAS OF DISCUSSION DEALT WITH THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL STRESS OF THE JOB FOR FIREFIGHTERS AND PARAMEDICS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THAT:

OC…………PROTECTING OUR PEOPLE. ;28

OTHER AREAS DISCUSSED DURING THE DAY INCLUDED TECHNOLOGY, TRAINING, INCREASING CALL VOLUMES AND PUBLIC EDUCATION EFFORTS.

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