The Chamberlain City Commissioners regular meeting was somewhat of a refresher course on Monday, March 4 as St. Josephs Indian School’s eighth grade American History class was in attendance. The class was able to observe the discussion of the points on the regular agenda before the students engaged the board with their individual questions.
Tom Biegler, President/CEO of Regency Hotel Management and new owner of Al’s Oasis, shows plans for renovations with community members at a town meeting held at Al’s Oasis Restaurant on Thursday, February 27. A short presentation was conducted to provide the public with their vision for Al’s Oasis while refreshments were served.
Chamberlain hosted the McLaughlin Midgets for Parent’s Night on February 21, at the Armory. The game went right down to the final seconds, but Chamberlain could not defeat McLaughlin. The Cubs lost 49-51. Skyler Bertram was top scorer for Chamberlain with 21 points and McLaughlin’s, Payton Tiokason, scored a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. The Cubs trailed McLaughlin through the first quarter until they tied the game with a minute left to play. By the end of the quarter, the Midgets made a field goal to go ahead 15-13.
Coach Allan Bertram is proud of his teams accomplishments both with the successful season so far, and in winning the SESD. Congratulations to the boys basketball team. Coach Bertram’s commented, “The SESD is always one of the toughest basketball conferences in South Dakota. It is an honor to win a SESD Conference Championship and it is only the second time that we have done this in the 12 years that I have been here at Chamberlain.”
FT. PIERRE – Chamberlain Cubs traveled to Ft. Pierre to take on the Stanley Co. Buffalos in basketball action on Friday, February 28. Chamberlain was able to hit 15 field goals from beyond the arch. Reuben Estes hit 8 treys in the first quarter alone, Skyler Bertram hit 6, and Seth Friesz made one. Three Cub players were in double figures. Skyler Bertram was top scorer with 29 points; Reuben Estes had 26 points, all coming in the first half, and 6 assists. Cody Medicine Eagle had 8 points and 15 rebounds. This was a clean game as the fouls were limited. There were only seven attempted free throws for both teams in the entire game.