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Snow Queen court2020 Sisseton Snow Queen Royalty

Sheridan Swanson was crowned the 2020 Sisseton Snow Queen during the 45th annual Snow Queen Contest held at the Sisseton High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. She is the daughter of Hank and Janene Swanson of Veblen, SD. Also crowned during the evening’s activities were Annika Estwick, 2020 Junior Snow Queen, daughter of Paul and Hanne-Marit Estwick of Sisseton, SD, and Heaven-Lee Bissonette, 2020 Little Miss, daughter of Ronnie and Jennifer Bissonette of Sisseton, SD. Pictured above is the court that will reign over 2020. Standing (left to right) are Junior Princess Winter Chesney Greseth, Junior Princess Autumn Katie Karst, Junior Princess Summer Evelyn Fritz, Junior Princess Spring Paige Huber, Sisseton Junior Snow Queen Annika Estwick, Little Miss Heaven-Lee Bissonette (in front), Emcee Dean Lehrke (in back), Senior Snow Queen Sheridan Swanson, Senior Princess Spring Martina Weyand, Senior Princess Summer Kaitlyn Fisher, and Senior Princess Autumn Jaylona Hull. Sheridan and Annika will compete as Miss Sisseton for Queen and Jr. Queen at the 74th Annual Snow Queen Pageant in Aberdeen on January 4-12, 2020. This year’s theme was “Moonlight over Paris.” Entertainment was provided by Derrick Lawrence. The Snow Queen contest is sponsored by the Sisseton Friends and Neighbors Club. ~ Courier Photo

Names released in fatal Roberts County crash

A Sisseton woman has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon, Nov. 1, in a two-vehicle crash south of Browns Valley.
A 2012 Toyota RAV4 was southbound on Valley Avenue traveling around a curve when it drifted across the center and collided head-on with a northbound 2000 Kenworth W900 semi-truck.
The Toyota went into the west ditch and rolled. The driver, 35-year-old Leanne Heminger, was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt.
All three passengers in the Toyota sustained life-threatening injuries. Two of the passengers, 20-year-old Jeremiah Rodlund of Sisseton and 36-year-old Amber Rodlund of Sioux Falls, were transported to Sioux Falls. The other occupant, 27-year-old Sasha Owen of Sisseton, was transported to Fargo, ND. Seatbelt use by the three passengers is under investigation.
The 37-year-old male driver of the semi-truck, Curtis Ceroll, received minor injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.
The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Tacos El Bajio to reopen in new locationTaco El Bajio

By Mimi Larsen
Staff Writer

Billy’s Café was completely vacated last week, and its new owner has been making modifications as quickly as possible. Carlos Jasso, owner of Taco El Bajio, previously located in the old A&W building, is moving the business into the former Billy’s Café location at 407 Veterans Avenue. After Billy’s closed, and before Carlos shut down on the highway, business was hopping over the noon hour, and he hopes that will continue when he reopens. For more on this story please buy a copy of the Sisseton Courier on news stands now..

Soon Opening the Door to Customers - Carlos Jasso, owner of Taco El Bajio, will soon open the doors to customers at the restaurant’s new location -- the former Billy’s Cafe building on Veterans Avenue in Sisseton. ~ Courier Photos


Highway 10Highway 10 Opens Through Town

Highway 10 is now open all the way through Sisseton. The asphalt and striping were done across all lanes when it opened on Monday, Nov. 4. Construction was still underway later in the week on some of the sidewalks and entrances to finish out this year’s work, with the remainder of the project to be finished next year, including the planned roundabout on the west side of town. ~ Courier Photo


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