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Anderson running to give county’s voters a choice

October 26, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Val Anderson says she’s running for the office of Davison County auditor to give voters a choice.
“I want to serve the people of Davison County using my talents and abilities, and I hope to bring a new a new level of enthusiasm and energy to the office,” said Anderson, who describes herself as a Republican who is running for office as an independent. Continue Reading

Kiepke says she’s learned much, wants to continue

October 26, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Incumbent Davison County Auditor Susan Kiepke feels like she’s just hitting her stride. The Republican candidate hopes voters will let her continue the job she won in 2006.
“I’ve enjoyed the challenge of being auditor,” she said. “It’s fulfilling and constantly changing. I feel that I’m learning new things all the time.”
Kiepke will face independent candidate Val Anderson at the polls Tuesday. Continue Reading

Auditor hopefuls disagree on ‘perfect’ audit

October 20, 2010 in The Daily Republic

The candidates for Davison County auditor differed Tuesday evening on what constitutes a good audit. “I would strive for a perfect audit,” said Val Anderson, the independent challenger. “I strive for perfect, but perfect is not attainable,” said Susan Kiepke, the Republican incumbent. She added that every auditor is shaped by the person who held the office before them and how they managed the office.
Kiepke and Anderson discussed their qualifications, plans and thoughts about the office during a forum sponsored by the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce Continue Reading

Local forums planned for Oct. 19, 26

October 13, 2010 in The Daily Republic

The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring candidate and issues forums each of the next two Tuesdays.
It has invited eight candidates appearing on the ballot for the Nov. 2 general election. The events will begin at 7 p.m. on both days in the Mitchell Technical Institute Technology Center amphitheater, at 1800 E. Spruce St. The Daily Republic plans to webcast both events at www.mitchellrepublic.com. Continue Reading

County’s welfare budget pinched

October 8, 2010 in The Daily Republic

A tough economy is putting a dual squeeze on Davison County’s poor and his department’s budget, says Davison County Welfare Director Steve McClure.
Topping the list of cash demands for poor relief is indigent heath care.
So far this year, health care for the uninsured at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital has cost the county $146,859 nearly $27,000 more than the $120,000 budgeted. Continue Reading