BC-SD--South Dakota Weekend Exchange Digest, SD
AP-South Dakota stories for Jan. 12-14. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 612-332-2727.
For Saturday, Jan. 12, and thereafter.
EXCHANGE-MYTHBUSTERS JR HOST
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ A Sioux Falls teenager is using her inventing and innovating skills to host a spin-off series of Mythbusters with original host Adam Savage and five other resident “geniuses.” Allie Weber, 13, spent her summer in San Rafael, California filming for the premier of Mythbusters Jr. The eighth-grader is an established inventor who’s won awards and has been recognized for her designs such as a spine-saving binder strap and a frostbite sensor gloves. By Makenzie L Huber, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 731 words.
YANKTON, S.D. _ In her quest for the perfect homemade loaf of bread, a local woman has published a book sharing her personal method for getting perfect results from your bread machine. “Secrets to Baking the Best Bread Ever,” by freelance writer Loretta Sorensen, came out in December and is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Taking her cue from her mother who made everything from scratch, Sorensen said she always wanted to bake bread. By Cora Van Olson, Yankton Press and Dakotan. SENT IN ADVANCE: 904 words, photo.
For use Monday, Jan. 14, and thereafter.
EXCHANGE-DRIVER’S LICENSE EXAMINERS
WATERTOWN, S.D. _ In mid-November one of Watertown’s best teams called it quits. You probably didn’t know them, and for sure you won’t find their successes in any record book. But listen to Ruby Reichling, Terry Weaver and Ken Hejl talk about their time together and one realizes they were a good team. They were all driver’s license examiners at the State of South Dakota’s facility in Watertown. Reichling had the longest reign at 34 years. Weaver joined her in 1991, and Hejl was the newcomer, arriving in 2010. They served a combined 70 years. By J.T. Fey, Watertown Public Opinion. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1213 words, photo.
ABERDEEN, S.D. _ Art Buntin retired from Northern State University 25 years ago. But that doesn’t mean the 93-year-old stopped teaching history. He’s still doing historical research and presenting at conferences. Buntin was a longtime history professor at Northern _ he got to Aberdeen in 1963 and never moved back to his hometown of Missoula, Montana. By Katherine Grandstrand, Aberdeen American News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 509 words.