2019 Year in Review
(Continued from the Wednesday, January 1st edition of the Redfield Press.)
• July 4th, 2019 marked the 28th year of the Redfield Independence Day Parade.
• On July 13th, the Redfield airport was dedicated to Dr.Edmond Perry.
• Hannah Owens was elected to the national position of FCCLA First Vice President of Competitive Events for the 2019-2020 year.
• Heather Jordan and Fran Esser completed their time on the Redfield School Board. Jordan served 12.5 years and Esser served six years.
• A fire claimed the Ringneck Retreat hunting lodge in Hitchcock on July 17th.
• On Thursday, July 25th, Redfield Dairy Queen sold 1,399 Blizzards for Miracle Treat Day.
•On August 1st, a public information meeting was held in Redfield at the Senior Center concerning the proposed new Spink County Emergency Medical Center.
• On Friday, August 2nd, the American Legion Centennial Riders made their way into Redfield at 11a.m. The team of bikers were riding across America to celebrate the American Legion’s centennial year.
• Olivia Shantz was featured in the Redfield Press for placing 4th at the USA Ambassador National Pageant held in Florida.
• After an executive session held at City Hall on Tuesday, August 13th, Redfield City Council decided to dissolve the Community Memorial Hospital’s board of governors (Matthew Owens, MD, Corey Baloun, Margot Gillette, Richard Gallup, Ted Williams and Randy Maddox) and terminate Mike O’Keefe as hospital administrator.
•Danielle Nowell, daughter of Josh and Kasey Nowell, was crowned the new Miss SD State Fair Outstanding Teen on Saturday, August 31st.
• Girls on the Run was brought to Redfield on September 12th.
• The first CORE (Character, Open to opportunity, Resilience and Excellence) Day was held at Redfield School on Friday, September 13th.
•Artist Robbie Jelsma began painting the mural titled “Across the Generations” in Redfield on Monday, September 16th.
• Tulare Energy LLC received unanimous approval on October 1st for a conditional use permit for its Tulare Solar Project.
• Appel’s Quick Stop was featured in the Redfield Press for receiving the Cenex Hometown Pride grant of $5,000, which went to the Redfield Area Chamber of Commerce to promote pheasant hunting season.
• During the Monday, October 7th meeting of the Redfield City Council, Spink County Sheriff Frank Krumm announced that the moving date to the new Spink County Law Enforcement Center would be postponed due to construction mistakes.
• Mike Kruthoff of Mike’s Furniture was presented with a plaque of appreciation for his continued support of the Family Crisis Center.
• The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) presented a $10,000 Community Innovation Grant to the Spink Area Support Network (SASN).
• The Redfield Hospital Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary.
• Redfield celebrated a full century of pheasant hunting on October 30th.
• Jessica Muellenberg bought the building at 608 North Main Street in Redfield, which houses Simply Charming Coffee Shop, on Monday, November 4th.
• St.Bernard Parish was featured in the Redfield Press for it’s new campus expansion plan.
• Monte Mason retired from Redfield Wells Fargo after 18 years of service as bank president and Kaleb Rodgers stepped up to fill his shoes.
• Two people died and three others were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday night, November 24th, south of Tulare.
• The Spink County Coalition was featured in the Redfield Press for aiming to use five new grants in the community including a $20,000 Tobacco Grant, $10,000 Community Innovation Grant, $25,000 Highway Safety Grant, $87,000 Underage Alcohol Prevention Grant, and a nearly $4,000 Opioid Grant.
• Governor Kristi Noem gave her proposed 2021 budget on Tuesday, Dec.3rd.
• A Plus Tire in Redfield announced that it would be closing on Monday, December 16th.
• Community Memorial Hospital opened their new gift shop to the public on Friday, December 20th.