Columbia tree cutter also an inventor

Andrew Murray of Columbia, who is creative in removing trees, is creative in other ways as well. Murray, who is the owner of Sand Lake Tree, is also an inventor. He has created a stove that he says can produce more heat using less...

Parkinson’s support group to meet Thursday

The Aberdeen Area Parkinson's support group, led by Shauna Klipfel, director of Avera St. Luke's speech therapy, will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in the pottery studio at the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center, 225 Third Ave. S.E. The support...

Good for you: Jan. 7

Tricia Schmeichel (4.0) of McLaughlin and Sarah Johnston (4.0) of Ellendale, N.D., were among students named to the fall 2012 President’s List at Minot State University. To be eligible for the list, student must earn a grade point average of at least 3.8 for the semester and complete a minimum of 12 hours of instruction.

Zonta’s Rose Luncheon Jan. 26

Tickets are on sale for the Aberdeen Zonta Club’s annual Rose Luncheon, which will take place at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Ramada Inn, 2727 Sixth Ave. S.E. The gathering will feature a luncheon, entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes. The tickets...

Chili and soup cook-off Friday

For the second year in a row, the members of the Aberdeen Central Show Choir will present a chili and soup cook-off Friday in the Central Commons area. The chili and soup cook-off runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to...

COLUMN: What’s that buzzing sound?

This week, my son Michael played a Schubert sonata on the piano. His brother Richard accompanied him -- on a kazoo. These two boys are miles apart in personality. ...

Protect trees, shrubs from storm damage

Even the sturdiest-looking trees can be brought down by high winds, heavy snow and ice, but there are ways you can limit the damage. Here are some storm-proofing suggestions that will pay off over time, starting with determining which trees in your landscape are...

Ten things to know about South Dakota Legislature’s opening day

Q. When does the session start and why? A. It opens this year on Tuesday, the same as every other year since statehood in 1889. That’s because the South Dakota Constitution says so in Article III, Section 7: “The Legislature shall meet at the...

13 to watch in 2013: General manager focuses on North Central Farmers Elevator

Editor's note: This is the seventh part of a 13-part series highlighting Aberdeen-area newsmakers to watch in the coming year. The order in which they appear does not constitute a ranking. Quick facts ...

Marriage licenses: Jan. 7

Richard Davis, 57, Aberdeen, and Tami Davis, 54, Aberdeen. Jonathan Rath, 28, Aberdeen, and Jill Brick, 36, Abereen. Casey Bade, 19, Northville, and Baily Aman, 19, Aberdeen. ...