The end of the year is upon us, and that means it time to look back at the stories that made headlines in 2011. Performance Radio News want you to have a say in Huron’s top news from the past year. You can vote for the five news stories you thing were the most newsworthy in 2011by stopping by the Performance Radio News page on Facebook. The stories listed include:
- The manslaughter cases against Kyle and Brady Gross of Iroquois for a 2008 accident that killed Barbara Walter.
- Former Huron PD officer and sheriff candidate Tony Beerman’s arrest and conviction on “sexting” charges.
- The announcement and progress of the Central Park project, including demolition of the Huron University Campus.
- The controversy surrounding former police chief Doug Schmitt and comments he made before the legislature.
- The Edwin Thompson murder trial and first usage of South Dakota’s Cameras in the Courtroom rules.
- The Retrial of Highmore Police Chief Ken Huber.
- The Huron School Board Opt-Out Failing to pass.
- Terry Nebelsick replacing Ross Opsal as Huron School Superintendent.
- Legal Troubles for Wessington Springs Superintendent Lance Witte.
- De Smet High School Student Melissa Kruger arrested for making threats on Facebook.
- The death of 16-year-old Zachary Eichstadt in a hit and run accident.
- Flooding. Including Miller around Lake Thompson and damage to county roads.
- The arrest of Werner Fajardo for two separate incidents at his El Cuervo Bar.
We’ll have the story you picked as the top story of 2011 on Tuesday January 3rd. Be listening too on Friday December 30th 31st and January 1st for the Performance Radio News 2011 Year in Review feature.