Category: Rapid City

Vietnam Vet’s Unit Wiped Out in Mekong Delta

Vietnam Vet’s Unit Wiped Out in Mekong Delta

On Saturday, October 8, Rapid City architect Richard J. McConnell will visually speak about his Vietnam War experiences as a riverine lieutenant in the Mekong Delta with the US Army’s 9th Infantry Division and 86th Engineer Battalion.

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Larry Rhoden

Defeat 22 Kickoff in Rapid City

Defeat 22, the campaign to defeat South Dakota’s Initiated Measure 22 at the ballot box this year, held a campaign kickoff event in Rapid City this evening. It was hosted by Americans for Prosperity, one of the coalition members of Defeat 22.

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Vietnam F-4 Fighter Pilot to Speak at Air and Space Museum

Vietnam F-4 Fighter Pilot to Speak at Air and Space Museum

Retired USMC MAJ Ed McGaa, a Korean war veteran who flew 110 combat missions in F-4B Phantom fighters in Vietnam, will talk about his new book on global terrorism on Saturday, September 10, at Ellsworth Air Force Base’s South Dakota Air and Space Museum, starting at 9 am.

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SDPB Documentary Maker to Discuss History’s Most Dangerous Weapon

SDPB Documentary Maker to Discuss History’s Most Dangerous Weapon

When nationally known warplane artist John Mollison of Sioux Falls turned his hand to making historical military documentaries for South Dakota Public Broadcasting, he made studies of men like US Navy and Sioux aviator Lt. Commander John Waldron, who died in his Douglas TPB Devastator (torpedo bomber) at the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942, along with 30 others in the squadron he commanded on that fateful day. What Mollison didn’t realize was that his research would lead him to mankind’s all-time most dangerous weapon, the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, and the “missileer” combatants who made this catastrophic warfare possible.

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Retired B-1 Bomber Officer to Speak About the Ongoing Cold War

Retired B-1 Bomber Officer to Speak About the Ongoing Cold War

Retired Air Force officer MAJ Robert “Von” Liebman of Rapid City spent his active-duty years in big B-52 Stratofortress and B1-B Lancer bombers during the Cold War. The enemy was always Soviet and Chinese communism. America’s peace and strength lay in its nuclear arsenal and payload weapons that could strike back if attacked.

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Money Flows Once Taxpayers are Securely on the Hook

Money Flows Once Taxpayers are Securely on the Hook

Remember a few months ago when RINO Governor Dennis Daugaard and his minions in the legislature told us we just had to have a $107 million tax increase to raise teacher pay? Now we learn about $2 million in “found” money in Rapid City that will go to give big salary boosts to people who aren’t teachers.

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US Navy Captain James A. Huff (Ret)

Retired Naval Officer Will Talk about Soviet Era Spying and Surveillance

“The Cold War continues,” says retired US Navy Captain James A. Huff of Rapid City, an expert in naval intelligence who cut his teeth on Russian-American spying and surveillance activities spanning several continents near the end of the Soviet Era.

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Terri Haverly: Raising Your Taxes

Terri Haverly: Raising Your Taxes

I received this mailer today about South Dakota Senator Terri Haverly’s votes for higher taxes. Being in her district, District 35, I’m more than familiar with her record.

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211 Help Line Assists Thousands in Black Hills

211 Help Line Assists Thousands in Black Hills

In 2015, more than 11,500 people in the Black Hills contacted Helpline Center and the 2-1-1 line in search of information and assistance, according to a new annual report.

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Michele Bachmann speaking at the Fourth Annual John Witherspoon College ScholarShare.

Michele Bachmann Stirs Crowd in Rapid City

John Witherspoon College in Rapid City held its fourth annual ScholarShare event this evening at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center this evening, with keynote speaker former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

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