Christine Manika

Harrisburg High School Brings a Community Together for Veterans

HARRISBURG, S.D. – Harrisburg High School is a place where honoring veterans goes beyond the hallways. “The intent is make sure that veterans know that we want to honor their sacrifices that the veterans and their families have made,” says National Honors Society Co-Advisor Michael Amonlins. For the past 15 years, the National Honors Society at Harrisburg High School has…

A City Honoring The Brave On Veteran’s Day

SIOUX FALLS, SD-   Veteran’s Day is one of the many ways to say “thank you” to our vets.  This year, the Chamber of Commerce in Sioux Falls is getting the community involved. 200 veterans attended the Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Lincoln High School on Sunday morning.  For over 30 years, the chamber has hosted the event for the city. Throughout…

The Location For The New School Is Revealed

  SIOUX FALLS, SD-  “You’re looking at a $85 million dollar project. That’s a big project,” says Sioux Falls District Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher. When Sioux Falls voted for the $190 million dollar school bond in September, their voices were heard.  Now, those plans are being put into action. “The thing that needed to happen immediately after that was bringing…

One Sioux Falls Resident Finally Has His Voice

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Across the country, people are voting for the most anticipated Midterm Elections. For some, this is more than just an election. “This is actually my first time voting,” says Refugee Voter Mujahid Abegaz. Mujahid Abegaz is a refugee from Ethiopia.  He and his mother came from a refugee camp in Uganda in 2003.  The sponsors of…

A Gathering Of Remembrance

SIOUX FALLS, SD- Last Saturday, eleven people were murdered at the “Tree of Life Synagogue” in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  On Sunday, people in Sioux Falls gather to remember those who lost their lives in what’s being called one of the worst anti-semitic attacks in American history. Community members and students gathered at Augustana University’s humanities building to remember those killed and…

“Trunk Or Treat”

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  Halloween is coming a little bit earlier for some Trick-or-Treaters in Sioux Falls. On Saturday afternoon, Gimme-A-Break Childcare Center held their second annual “Trunk or Treat.”  Kids are able to dress up in their Halloween costumes and fill their bags with candy. Instead of going to houses, they picked up goodies by visiting different car trunks.  Organizers say…

The Corn Palace Dedicates 2019 Murals to the U.S.S. South Dakota

  MITCHELL, SD-  “The World’s Only Corn Palace” in Mitchell dedicated the 2019 murals.  Each mural is a dedication to each branch of the military, specifically the U.S.S. South Dakota. “U.S.S. South Dakota is the fourth vessel to be named after the 40th state. The newest U.S.S South Dakota is Virginia Class, nuclear powered submarine,” says Captain Deb Bodenstedt of…

Playing Bingo For A Cause

SIOUX FALLS, SD- A family fun game of bingo is helping several charitable organizations in the Sioux Empire.   Every month, Burnside Bingo and the non-profit “Giving Hope Incorporated team up for “Family Day Bingo.” Each game carries a theme and with Halloween right around the corner kids were able to dress up early.  Every game of bingo that was played today was…

The 50th Annual Health Fair

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  If you are looking to stay healthy, then the Health Fair is the perfect place to see if you’re on track. In its 50th year, the Health Fair provides the community with a variety of opportunities.  People of all ages are encouraged to participate in the event. Anyone can receive an eye exam, a free flu shot,…

A Local Author Gives You Stories For The Soul

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  Joyce Heiser is an award winning author.  She lives right in Sioux Falls.  Joyce knew she wanted to be an author when she started writing in high school. “I took a journalism class and evidently I did well because then I was asked to be on the newspaper. I was Chief Copy Reader and Page One Editor,”…

Sanford Health Pediatric Residents Learn About Farm Safety

  SALEM, SD-   On Saturday morning, the Residents of Sanford Health learned an important lesson about farm safety because there are over 2 million farms across the United States.  According to recent studies, 45 children are injured everyday by farming equipment. “Some of the common injuries are amputations, degloving injuries, fractures, but the main one is almost mutilation,” says the…

The American Red Cross of Sioux Falls Is Sending Help To The Victims Of Hurricane Michael

  SIOUX FALLS, SD-   One of the worst hurricanes to hit the United States is making its’ through the Gulf Coast.  Unlike Hurricane Florence, this storm developed quickly without warning leaving people stranded and unprepared. “Florence was out at sea for quite a while. This one kind developed in the Gulf. At one time, they didn’t think it was even…