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Ice fishing in May on Buffalo Lake...only in South Dakota!
Ice fishing on Buffalo Lake on May 1 may sound like a tall tale, but it has turned into reality for three area men and a guest in the crazy spring of 2013.
It all started when Jim Konsor and Irv Slaamot, both of Sisseton, got to talking about how “crazy” it was that there was still ice on Buffalo Lake on May 1. The two decided to do something “crazy” themselves and put together a fishing expedition that included themselves along with Stan Snaza of Roslyn and novice ice fishermen Frank Vandiver of Oklahoma. After immersing themselves in the project, the men decided to add grilled burgers to the party.For the rest of this story please buy a copy of the Sisseton Courier on news stands now..
May 1 Ice Fishing - Grilling burgers on the ice on Buffalo Lake on May 1 were (above, left to right) Frank Vandiver, Jim Konsor, Stan Snaza and (not pictured) Irv Slaamot. While many area lakes are now open, the water on Buffalo Lake in the Coteau Hills 10 miles west of Sisseton remained frozen as of May 1, despite temperatures in the 70s the previous weekend. (below) Irv Slaamot holds a calendar with May 1 circled to indicate the date of the ice fishing expedition, while Frank Vandiver holds the walleye he caught within minutes of getting on the ice. ~ Courtesy Photos
Sisseton Spring Spuce-Up efforts kick off in May
After the long winter, local residents can help get Sisseton ready to welcome summer visitors by participating in a variety of community clean-up efforts during the month of May.
“Our goal is to have the community ‘spruced up’ in time for graduation and Memorial Day activities May 26-27 and for the Sisseton (Lake Area Cruisers) Car Show on June 1,” said City Councilman Terry Jaspers. For the rest of this story please buy a copy of the Sisseton Courier on news stands now..
Vendors sought for 2013 Maga
Even though winter just doesn’t seem to want to quit, area residents are already making plans for planting their gardens once the snow finally disappears. Local gardeners should keep in mind that plans have started for the third year of the Maga Farmers Market in Sisseton. . For the rest of this story please buy a copy of the Sisseton Courier on news stands now..
Sisseton Police Department Reminders
The Sisseton Police Department would like to remind the community to take the extra time to secure your homes and property. We all tend to get complacent at times, and with that we may be victims of crimes. Criminals are looking for easy opportunities.
Here are some simple things you can do to help:
• Lock your vehicles and hide any valuables out of view.
• Make sure your homes are locked when you are away, and even when you are home.
• Turn on your porch lights at night, or install motion lights.
• Lock up valuables.
• Be observant of your surrounds.
• When you are away from home, leave some lights on.
• If you see someone who you think is acting suspicious, call the police.
These are just a few things you can do to help the Sisseton Police Department make Sisseton a safe place to live.
Sisseton hosts first outdoor track meet of season - The first outdoor track meet of the season in the area was held at the Sisseton Athletic Complex on Monday, Apr. 29. Thirteen area teams participated in the Legion Relays, which had been postponed from the previous Friday due to the snow cover still on the track and field. Warm weather in the 70s over the weekend helped clear the snow in time for the meet to be held Monday, despite some snow still visible in the Coteau Hills.. ~ Courier Photo
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