PIERRE, S.D. — Civic leaders in Pierre say SkyWest Airlines is their choice for a new federal contract to provide passenger service to Pierre. An ad hoc committee of seven met Monday and agreed unanimously to recommend SkyWest to the full city commission, which plans to vote on it at its weekly meeting Tuesday, said city spokeswoman Brooke Bohnenkamp, who was on the ad hoc panel. The commission's vote will go to the U.S. Department of Transportation which has a Feb. 8 deadline to receive such recommendations from Pierre and Watertown.
PIERRE, S.D.—Even as farmers in central South Dakota are replanting fields wrecked by hail storms 10 days ago, harvest has started, too, as the first bushels of winter wheat have come off. Last week, Tom Young of Onida was out planting sunflowers on ground where just a couple months earlier he had planted field peas. The storm consisting of high winds, heavy rains and lots of hail cut the field peas down. It was part of a 50-miles-long path about two miles wide in the Pierre area. Others, too, were replanting hail-blasted fields in a late-season gamble.