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GRANTS IN PLACE UPDATE: WALL, SOUTH DAKOTA

Blog, News & Events on November 19th. Comments Off on GRANTS IN PLACE UPDATE: WALL, SOUTH DAKOTA

David Ermish’s “Crosswalks for Better Walks in Wall” received a $600 Grants in Place award to support the creation of decorative crosswalks in areas where pedestrian safety is a concern in the historic town of Wall, South Dakota. The crosswalk locations were determined in cooperation with the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SD DOT). This unique project was the brainchild of student leader, Mercede Hess.

The first crosswalk site is on the campus of the Wall Schools.

We are pleased to provide the following update from Mr. Ermish and his student Mercede Hess:

“Mercede Hess is a senior at the Wall High School. She came up with the idea of developing and creating decorative crosswalks to ensure pedestrian safety in Wall, South Dakota. Mercede has two helpers, Keaunna Poor Bear (9th grader) and Miranda Poor Bear (5th grader).

Although they have not had the best … Read More »


RuralX Inspires Management Training Sessions in Wall

Blog, News & Events on March 20th. Comments Off on RuralX Inspires Management Training Sessions in Wall

Last summer, guests at RuralX were offered the opportunity to create an agenda of rural “hot topics” during a session called OpenX. Kelsey Doom, Wagner’s economic development director, brought up the topic of management training for rural employees.

Cheyenne McGriff, economic development director in Wall, was excited to take part in the session and share ideas.

“It was a conversation I was really interested in for the Wall community,” said Cheyenne. “I had conversations with managers in the past who desired this type of training for their current employees. I wanted to help provide an opportunity to empower community members by providing training and knowledge. Kelsey hosted a great session and I went back to Wall determined to take that conversation a step further.”

Cheyenne reached out to the SDSU Extension office to see if anyone there could provide her with the … Read More »


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