Term limits will help city government

I want to remind our city elected officials about their need to revisit term limits on the upcoming term length changes that take effect in 2019. Now is a good time to set the agenda for implementing term limits by ordinance on the coming new time in office changes the mayor and city council set.

The real positive aspects of term limits are: Limits the potential abuses of power by elected officials who stay too long; encourages new people to get involved in local government; broadens the base of candidates; increases responsiveness to the public; encourages fresh ideas; provides voters with more choices; increases voter turnout; encourages more diversity of members of the city council; and ensures a better balance of power among different interest groups.

Term limits are good government, create a more efficient and stable presence in local government, and are needed.

Michael Murray

Rapid City

Sponsors make tournament successful

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support of the 3rd Annual Derr Foundation Golf Tournament sponsored by Council 8025 St. Therese Church.

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The following businesses were gracious enough to sponsor a hole for the tournament: Berendse & Sons Painting; Behrens Wilson funeral Home, KC Assemble 1489, KC Council 8025, Our Lady of the Black Hills Council 7079, Council 1489 Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Mel's Auto Body, Black Hills  Federal Union, Respec, Sturdevants/Pawnee/SAE Warehouse, Performance Respiratory, Rausch Family of Companies. We would also like to thank all of our generous donors including: Golf Clubs at Red Rock, Mackenzie River Pizza, Mt. View Chiropractic, Colonial House, Five Guys Burger and Fries, Independent Ale House, Smoking Gun Range, 1st Stop Gun Shop, Arrow Head Country Club, The Plantsmyth, Scheels, and many others too numerous to name here. 

Because of all of your generosity, we were able to provide the Derr Foundation with the funds they need to keep assisting our veterans. We look forward to your support for the 4th Annual Golf Tournament in July. See you then. 

Knights of Columbus Council 8025

Rapid City

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