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January 31, 2012 • Page 13 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com 2011: Year In Review 12 people injured in Tucson, Arizona during a shooting that killed 6 people. The event was January 2 being held for Rep. Giffords. An earthquake measuring January 10 7.1 on the Richter scale hit Dennis Daugaard was southern Chile; thousands of sworn into people feared a office on tsunami. Saturday as January 3 the 32nd Myrtle Governor of Andersen has been South Dakota. named Yankton’s Matt Michaels 2010 Citizen of the of Yankton Year. Even at age was sworn 90, she is rarely at into the office home, friends say, of Lt. because she is Governor. involved in so many Daugaard volunteer activities. served as Lt. A reception honorGovernor ing Andersen will under outgoheld Sunday, Feb. ing Governor 13, at the Yankton Myrtle Andersen has been Mike Elks Lodge named Yankton?s 2010 Rounds. January 5 Citizen of the Year. First Midwest Bank of Centerville was robbed Congresswoman Gabrielle around 1pm in Centerville, SD Giffords, D-Arizona was seriyesterday. The robber was ously injured at a town hall arrested three hours later with meeting at a strip mall in the help of bloodhounds, and Tucson, Arizona on Saturday. authorities using a plane to pur- Six people were killed and 14 sue the suspect. 32-year-old were injured. Among those Jeremy Bullock of Inwood, IA killed were Federal Judge John was arrested. Rolls, one of Giffords aides and Springfield Academy in a nine-year-old girl. Police have Springfield, SD will be closing arrested Jared Loughner, 22; their doors by the end of the Police believe Giffords was the month. The facility employees primary target of the attack. more than 40 people and housGifford is a moderate Democrat es 26 youth residents. Youth who was re-elected for a third Services International said the term, she favors immigration program is not going where reform. they want it to be and have January 11 determined it is in the best Yankton received a record interest to close. snowfall of 8 inches of snow January 6 over the weekend. Record low U.S. Defense Secretary temperatures are expected Robert Gates announced he later in the week. would cut $78 billon from the January 12 Defense Department budget in Catastrophic flooding in the next five years due to the Australia's northeastern state nations ballooning deficit. of Queensland is now threatenJanuary 8 ing the state capitol. It was U.S. Representative reported yesterday that the Gabrielle Giffords is among the Brisbane and Bremer Rivers January 2011 were forecasted to reach record crests within the next two days or so. A historic flood had hit the area in 1974. The Brisbane River is forecast to crest near or above the 1974 mark of 5.45 meters later in the week. January 13 Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. More than 230,000 people died in the earthquake that registered 7.0 on the Richter scale. Roughly a million people remain homeless in Port-auPrince. January 15 Walt Bones of Parker has been selected by Governor Daugaard to be the new South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture. The Bones family has farmed near Parker since 1879. January 17 Teresa Scanlan of Scottsbluff, Nebraska was crowned Miss America 2011 over the weekend in Las Vegas. She is the longest woman to ever win the crown. It is also the 90th anniversary of the Miss America pageant. Miss Arkansas was runner up and Miss Hawaii placed third. January 18 Yankton will be celebrating their 150th birthday in June. Among the events planned are two days of concerts at Memorial Park. Headlining will be Big Head Todd and the Monsters, the Christian rock band RED, and Kory and the Fireflies. Yankton saw more than 200 dead starlings in downtown Yankton. Local officials believe the birds not migrating caused it. Local officials are contacting the South Dakota department of Heath to see what they have to say about the situation. Yankton set a record for precipitation in 2010. Yankton recorded 38.84 inches, surpass- ing the old record of 38.20 set in 1944. January 19 R. Sargent Shriver, former Peace Corps director and vice presidential nominee died yesterday he was 95. He served as the first Peace Corps director under his brother-in-law President John F. Kennedy. He was running mate for democrat George McGovern in 1972. Local officials say that the 300 birds found dead earlier in the week in downtown Yankton were poisoned with pesticide. A poison used by the USDA was the probable source of the deaths; a cattle feedlot in Nebraska was having trouble with a significant number of birds on their property. January 26 Yankton will make its second appearance on national television in less than a year. Iraq War veteran Sgt. Corey Briest and his wife Jenny will be featured on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” as part of an episode called “The Bravest Families In America,” with First Lady Michelle Obama, Tom Brokaw and Bob Woodward. Crew members were in Yankton last week, and the Breists went to Chicago to tape an in-studio segment for the program. Footage taped in the community airs on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” at 4 p.m. Thursday on KELO-Land TV. Corey Briest was severely injured by a roadside bomb in 2005 while serving with the Yankton 147th South Dakota National Guard unit in Iraq. January 29 Matt and Tracie Dvorak wanted to enroll their oldest son, Derek, at Sacred Heart School when he entered kindergarten in 1998, but they already found a waiting list for the Catholic school. Eventually, the decision was made to add a second section of kindergarten. The Dvoraks enrolled Derek, who was later joined by siblings Dusty and Danielle. Now, the family has received this year’s Sacred Heart School Hall of Fame Award. For the past 18 years, the award has been presented to nominees showing a long-standing relationship with Sacred Heart School and living the ideals taught there. The Dvoraks will be recognized at weekend Masses at Sacred Heart and St. Benedict churches as a kick-off for Catholic Schools Week. The Yankton-based South Dakota Magazine received the A.H. Pankow Award from the Tourism Office. It goes annually to a member of the print or broadcast media or public relations industry who has covered or promoted the visitor industry. Governor Daugaard who presented the award said the staff of South Dakota Magazine The Matt and Tracie Dvorak Family received the 2011 Sacred Heart School Hall of Fame Award. impresses their readers with a variety of stories and photographs in each magazine. Bernie Hunhoff, local state legislator is editor and publisher of the bi-monthly magazine. Kylie Gross of Yankton and Joseph Stahl of Onida were named Lord and Lady Marben at Mount Marty College 2011 Homecoming festivities. The royal court included: Jared Wall, North Sioux City, Cassie Neth, Scotland; Weston Kusser, Highmore; Mitchell Zenk, LeMars, Iowa; Jennifer Miller, Sioux Falls; Gina Emanuel, Schuyler, Nebraska, Leonard Risinger, Plainview, Nebraska and Erica Loutsch, Remsen, Iowa. February 2011 February 2 After days of protest, Egypt's civil unrest came to a head today, with protestors defying curfews as the nation's military entered the streets. Protests started on January 25, when thousands of people began taking to the streets to protest poverty, rampant unemployment, government corruption and autocratic governance of President Hosni Mubarak, who has ruled the country for thirty years. Police took to the streets, arresting and injuring hundreds with batons, tear gas water cannons. Protests occurred not only in Cairo, the capital, but also in Alexandria and Suez, two other major cities. The U.S announced that due to the ongoing protests, the Obama administration would be reviewing the substantial aid, both military and non-military, provided to Egypt. February 7 The Green Bay Packers edged the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 to win Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas yesterday. This was Green Bay’s fourth Super Bowl title. Aaron Rodgers,
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