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Multiple concerts highlighting Sisseton student composers to be performed by South Dakota Symphony Orchestra ensembles Sept. 6 and 7

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO), the Sisseton Arts Council, and New York Composer-in-Residence Ted Wiprud will feature student works in several ground-breaking chamber performances on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 6 and 7, in Sisseton. Performances include a formal performance at the Sisseton ComposersPerforming Arts Center and visits to Sisseton High School, Sisseton Middle School, Edgewood Healthcare Assisted Living and Tekakwitha Living Center. The student works were created during their time with the SDSO’s Music Composition Academy held in August under the guidance of Wiprud, Jeff Paul, Michael Begay, and Derrick Lawrence. For more on this story please purchase a copy of this weeks Sisseton Courier on news stands now.

SDSO to perform works by local composers - Eleven local composers will have their works performed by musicians from the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra in a free public concert Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7:00 p.m., at the Sisseton Performing Arts Center. Local participants and visiting composers include (front row, left to right) Alannah Lawrence, Abbie Robinson, (middle) Shira Tomboulian, Teagan Bellonger, Derrick Lawrence, Jeff Paul, Athena Wolfvoice, Michael Wolcott, (back row) Emmarae Young, Bryan Akipa, Samuel Williams, Darien Benson, Michael Begay and Ted Wiprud. ~ Courtesy Photo


Foggy crash results in loss of roast

An early morning crash in Roberts County resulted in the loss of many pounds of roast, but no lives lost.
Two semis collided in foggy conditions at approximately 7:10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at US Highway 12 and County Road 30 in the Ortley area. The cargo on the trucks was strewn over the roadway, resulting in the loss of 30,000 pounds of roast, but the drivers sustained no serious injuries.
One of the drivers was taken to a Milbank hospital with minor injuries, and the roasts were later disposed of at a landfill.

Sisseton Wahpeton College continues to promote economic growth in Sisseton

by Katy Heinecke
Courier Staff Writer

There are new and exciting changes going on constantly at the Sisseton Wahpeton College, and they are definitely doing their part in helping to promote economic development in the Sisseton community. It was just a short time ago that they were struggling with maintaining a full faculty and there were no sports being offered. Now, that is happening and then some.For more on this story please purchase a copy of this weeks Sisseton Courier on news stands now.


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