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BC-SD--South Dakota Weekend Exchange Digest, SD

May 22, 2019

AP-South Dakota stories for May 25 and May 27. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 605-332-3111.

For release Saturday, May 25, and thereafter:

EXCHANGE-ARC OF DREAMS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ A small neon-vest-clad group was clustered in the Raven Industries parking lot in downtown Sioux Falls on May 18, waiting for the first installment of Sioux Falls’ newest sculpture, the Arc of Dreams. The Arc is a centerpiece and celebration of SculptureWalk, which is entering its 16th year. The 2019 slate featured 59 pieces from artists across the country and Canada. By Makenzie L Huber, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 737 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-NATIONAL GUARD

ABERDEEN, S.D. _ It was a privilege. Brig. Gen. Thomas Croymans didn’t speak the phrase. He didn’t have to. With a slight flush in his skin, he averts his eyes and wipes at invisible particles on his meeting table in his office. His voice holds steady. Croymans, 60, retired from the South Dakota National Guard after 43 years. He was officially honored May 4 during a retirement ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters on Camp Rapid. By Kelda J.L. Pharris, Aberdeen American News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 732 words.

For release Monday, May 27, and thereafter:

EXCHANGE-GRADUATES’ QUILTS

ABERDEEN, S.D. _ For the last 39 years, high school and college graduates in the Bowdle area have received a special gift _ a handmade quilt from Jeanne Bieber. Bieber, 67, has been making quilts for area graduates since 1980, she said. In one year, she made as many as 24 quilts, but on average makes about 10 a year. This year, she’ll give out nine quilts, which were freshly completed recently. By Shannon Marvel, Aberdeen American News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 862 words.

EXCHANGE-DRUG COURT GRADUATES

WATERTOWN, S.D. _ For every school student, graduation is an accomplishment that marks a milestone in life. For Carl Umlauf and Clinton Reid, their recent graduation from Drug Court was perhaps the biggest milestone they have achieved so far. With friends, family, and well-wishers packed into a Codington County courtroom, Umlauf’s and Reid’s graduation marked a new chapter in their lives free from the substance abuse demons they’ve battled, and generally succumbed to, for years. Their addictions have been ones that have alienated their friends and families and left them in a despondent state. By Dan Crisler, Watertown Public Opinion. SENT IN ADVANCE: 529 words, photo.

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