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Trading in their deputy stars

Posted October 12, 2018 at 7:55 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

For three decades Plymouth County Sheriff’s Deputies Paul Betsworth and Craig Bartolozzi have been pinning their star-shaped badges on their uniforms.

But they’re trading in their stars. In fact, Betsworth already traded in his star for a fishing pole and hunting guns. His last day on the job was Sept. 28.

Bartolozzi will trade his star for the badge of a Sioux City federal building security officer as his last day with the sheriff’s office is Oct. 31.

Bartolozzi, who holds the sheriff’s office’s longevity title with 31 years, began his law enforcement career as a part-time Remsen police officer

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    Century farm owner receives award

    By Todd von Kampen

    North Platte Telegraph

    One of three families receiving the Aksarben Foundation Foundation’s Pioneer Farm Award for farm ownership of 100 or more years is a Union County resident.

    Eda Ridgway of rural Alcester, S.D., along with her son, Tom Worth, accepted the award at a ceremony during the Lincoln County Fair in North Platte, Neb.

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    Union County Fair dates set

    The 2018 dates for the Union County Fair in Alcester have been set for Thursday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 5.

    There are a lot of great activities being planned for the whole family along with many 4-H and open class static exhibits to view and 4-H livestock shows to attend.

    The fair will kick off on Thursday morning with Conference Judging of Wood Science and Visual Arts exhibits at 9:00 a.m. and judges orientation and judging of all

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    Supervisors amend FY 2018 Budget

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Plymouth County Supervisors made year-end changes to their FY 2018 Budget at their May 22 meeting.

    At a public hearing, Plymouth County Auditor/Board Secretary Stacey Feldman presented a handout showing both revenue and expenditure increases which caused the budget amendment.

    Revenue Changes

    Plymouth County officials received two grants affecting the county’s General Fund. The Health Board received $25,000 and the county was

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    Plymouth County 4-H’ers, volunteers recognized

    Outstanding Junior Award recipients are (Front Row l-r:) Sayler Jauer, Riley Kroll, Greta Tilberg, Callie Kluver, Mackenna Loutsch, Elizabeth Arens, Matthew Loutsch, Michael Loutsch, Kiesen Vandeweide, Jacob Kraft, Preston Benson, Jaycie Vondrak, (Back Row l-r:) Evan Steeg, Desiree Breuer, Olivia Spenner, Molly Hulshof, Ciara Barran, Lauren Kounkel, Ethan Lee, Alyssia Weiland, Ian Hertenstein, Tommy Eliades, Jersey VanVoorst, and Aaron Lee.

    The Plymouth County 4-H program officials celebrated the 2016-2017 accomplishments of its members and volunteers at the annual Recognition Program!

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    Union County 4-H’ers, leaders receive 2016-2017 Awards

    Union County 4-H club members and leaders completed the 2016-2017 club year with the Annual 4-H Recognition Event at the Union County Courthouse in Elk Point, S.D.

    Congratulations to all 4-H members on a successful 4-H year!

    The event started off with the flag pledge and 4-H pledge. 4-H members spoke about different Youth In Action Events they attended throughout the year.

    Members and leaders were recognized for their accomplishments in club,

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    Union County Sheriff’s Office January 2018

    Total arrests coming through the Union County Jail in the month of January- 69

    Total number of individuals incarcerated in jail awaiting trial, sitting out sentences or awaiting extradition – 33

    You may notice that there may be more charges than arrests. This is due to individuals facing multiple charges.

    Traffic Offenses

    DUI 1st 3

    DUI 2nd 0

    DUI 3rd 0

    DUI 4th 0

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