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In Touch 6/09/23

Author Karen McNeil joins us to talk about her latest book “The Wine Bible” available now…

In Touch 6/08/23

Rick Kline with the Aberdeen Catholic School system joins us to talk about everything going on at the Catholic School system this month…

Voters in Chamberlain to decide on new elementary school upgrades today

(KMIT – Mitchell, SD) Chamberlain voters today will decide on a $5.5 million bond issue after inflation caused the cost of a new elementary school and upgrades to athletic facilities to skyrocket.  The initial total cost was around $27 million.  The district had saved money and planned to use funding from several sources, some which were COVID relief funds which have a time limit.  Inflation caused the cost to go up around 25 percent to just under $35 million.  A groundbreaking for the elementary school was held last week, and plans are to proceed even if some of the upgrades, including a new gymnasium, have to wait.  The impact on taxpayers would be $3.33 per month per $100,000 assessed value for residential land and 40 cents per acre per year for $1,000 assessed value for ag land.  The bond issue needs 60 percent approval from voters to pass.