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VOLESKY: Time for new leadership

May 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Other than having a family and raising four children, running for mayor of Mitchell has been one of the most enjoyable, energizing and gratifying experiences of my life. Continue Reading

Reports show wide variance in campaign finance

October 29, 2010 in The Daily Republic

District 20 legislative candidates show a great disparity on how they raised money and how much they raised to run for office this year.
The pre-election filing deadline for campaign finance reports was Oct. 22.
State Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, raised nearly $15,000, with almost half of that coming from political action committees (PACs). Continue Reading

2-year-old stars as Herseth Sandlin hits the pavement

October 29, 2010 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota’s lone congresswoman, locked in a tight political battle, walks into a downtown jewelry store to shake some hands and seek some votes.
The veteran Democratic politician is carrying a secret weapon with her: Zachary, her 2-year-old son.
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Liquor vote looms

October 22, 2010 in The Daily Republic

The off-sale of liquor is a moral issue, according to an opponent of the city ordinance that Mitchell voters will consider Nov. 2.
An advocate of the ordinance, meanwhile, says it’s simply a matter of properly marketing Mitchell as a regional trading center. Continue Reading

District 19 lawmakers try for spot in opposite chamber

October 22, 2010 in The Daily Republic

District 19′s state legislative races include a pair of lawmakers trying to switch chambers because of term limits.
State Sen. Frank Kloucek, D-Scotland, is seeking a seat in the state House, facing former state Rep. Ed Van Gerpen, a Republican from Avon; Democrat Kyle Schoenfish, of Scotland; and independent Lonnie Mayer, of Tripp. State Rep. Bill Van Gerpen, of Tyndall, did not run for re-election. The top-two voter getters will win the two House seats.
In the Senate race, state Rep. Jim Putnam, R-Armour, is challenged by Democrat Glennis “Glenny” Stern, of Armour, a former Douglas County commissioner. Continue Reading

Letters to the Editor

October 22, 2010 in The Daily Republic

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