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Bombing of Pearl Harbor claims the life of Budd Nigg

by Katy Heinecke
Courier Staff Writer

April 15, 2015: The National headlines today say the Pentagon will exhume the remains of 388 sailors and Marines who died on Dec. 7, 1941, in the capsizing of the USS Oklahoma during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. The soldiers are all currently buried as unknowns at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. In all, 429 sailors and Marines perished aboard the Oklahoma; 35 were identified in the years after the attack. The 388 personnel who remained unidentified were buried in 61 caskets, at 45 grave sites at the Memorial, known as the Punchbowl National Cemetery. For the rest of this story please buy a copy of this weeks Sisseton Courier on news stands now.

Budd Nigg

Lost at sea - Only memories and photos remain of Budd Nigg, who perished when the USS Oklahoma went down at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. ~ Courtesy Photo

Opening Reception for Tonya Holter Art Exhibit

An Artist Reception with Sisseton artist Tonya Holter is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Nicollet Tower and Interpretive Center. Live music and refreshments will be part of the reception hosted by the Sisseton Arts Council. For the rest of this story please buy a copy of this weeks Sisseton Courier on news stands now.

Tonya Holter

Artist Tonya Holter
~ Courtesy Photo

Horse & Buggy Days Winners

Winners of the 2015 Horse & Buggy Days drawings were Wade Johnson, first place $100; Larry Holton, second place $50; Larry Holton, third place $25; Adrian Archambeau, fourth place $25; Carmen Greseth, lawn flag holder; Pamela Olson, star; Ron Hankel, clock; Brian Kurrasch, picnic basket; and Deb Jonnassen, garden bench. Dakota Connection Bingo pass winners were Don Backman and Paul Solnar. Cap winners were Ella Batie, Duane Batie, Iris Stagman, Todd Greseth, Doris Kemnitz, Pamela Olson, Bill Haubris, Arlys Daniel, Phyllis Roehr, Janice Perrior, Mona Greseth, Beth Schmidt, Gordon Richards, Beckie Stueve, Rex Batie, Ralph Schmidt and Grayden Olson.
If you did not get the prize at the park at the conclusion of Horse & Buggy Days, the unclaimed prizes can be picked up at the Sisseton Courier.
Winners of the 2015 Horse & Buggy Days Bean Bag Tournament have also been announced. Sixteen two-person teams participated. First place went to Nick Currence and Bill Pelzel, second place team was Nick Peterson and Mitch Hansen, and BJ Hill and Brandon Haug took third.

Law enforcement seeking public’s help with suspicious white van targeting children

Local law enforcement is seeking information into a suspicious vehicle that is believed to be attempting to abduct children in communities in eastern South Dakota. Three separate incidents in Britton, Redfield and Sisseton have been reported to law enforcement.
7-13-15, Britton, SD. Location - city park, described as white cargo van with side windows. No writing on the van. Up to four subjects approached two children and asked them to get into van.
7-15-15, Redfield, SD. Location - city park, described as white box van with no side windows. One subject approached two children and attempted to pull one child into the van.
7-21-15, Sisseton, SD. Location - public area, described as white cargo van with side windows. No writing on the van. Rust on the bottom of the driver side of van, starts behind the door and goes to the rear of the van. Front black metal bumper. One subject approached a child and asked the child to get into van.
The subject has been described as a white male approximately 200 pounds.
Law enforcement is asking parents to be vigilant and aware of their child’s whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to contact their local law enforcement office.

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