Talk of the Town: Jan. 19, 2022

Hwy. 11 Corridor Study public meeting is Jan. 25

The South Dakota Department of Transportation will host a meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Brandon.

The primary driver for completing the SD 11 corridor study is the need to repair or replace aging pavement on segments of SD 11. SDDOT staff regularly investigates conditions along state highways looking for pavement cracking, chipping/fraying at joints, joins that missing sealing material and rutting in. In the corridor, SDDOT reports segments with each of these conditions, which combine to suggest rehabilitation within the next seven to 10 years.

The purpose of this study is to determine the appropriate typical section and lane configuration to be provided during any reconstruction to accommodate the anticipated traffic growth as development continues in this area.

To learn more about the study, visit


BVSD Early

Childhood Screening is Jan. 27

Brandon Valley School District will conduct its annual Early Childhood Developmental Screening from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at Brandon Elementary School.

Screenings are free for all children from birth to age 4 who live in the BVSD. South Dakota School for the Deaf will also be providing free hearing screenings at this time.

Kindergarten screening for any child who is eligible to attend this fall will be held Feb. 28-March 11. Parents/guardians should contact the office of the school their child will attend.

To register for early childhood screening, visit or call (605) 582-3446.


BVHA Ladies League is Wednesday nights

Brandon Valley Hockey Association Ladies League invites all women to learn and play ice hockey from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the McHardy Park outdoor rink. The league is open to all levels of skaters/players.

To learn more, visit


January needs at the BAFP

January needs at the Brandon Area Food Pantry are saltine crackers, snack crackers, instant mashed potatoes, pizza crust mix, mustard, packaged cookies, instant oatmeal (10 count), and Stove Top Stuffing.

The BAFP is open from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To learn more, call the Pantry at 582-7001.


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