MAR. 9, 2017 - VOL. 52 No. 6

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NCAA DII Elite Eight tournament to cap March Madness in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls will host the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Elite Eight tournament March 22-25 at the Sanford Pentagon. The tournament is the final in what will be a busy month of March Madness basketball in Sioux Falls.

The NSIC Conference got things rolling when they hosted their basketball tournament at the Sanford Pentagon the last weekend in February. That was followed by the Summit League Basketball Championships the first weekend in March. High school basketball will get in on the action when the Class A tournament is held in Sioux Falls March 16-18.

Eight NCAA DII men's basketball teams from across the nation will travel to Sioux Falls at the end. . .

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St. Patrick's Day Parade to be held Saturday, March 18

The 38th annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Sioux Falls will depart from recent tradition and will be held on Saturday, March 18, this year.

The St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza Committee, which plans the parade with support from the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, has held the parade on the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day since 2009. This year, though, it will be the day after St. Patrick's Day, providing a two-day celebration.

Larry Fuller, a retired newspaper publisher who was on hand at the start of the Sioux Falls St. Patrick's Day parade and continues to support its promotion, will be the Grand Marshal of the Parade.

Fuller, 75, arrived in Sioux Falls in 1977 and served first as executive editor and then later as publisher of the Argus Leader. He and his wife Suzanne, a Sioux Falls native, moved to Hawaii in 1993 for his job, but returned to Sioux Falls upon retirement in. . .

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Community Appeals announces updated schedule

The American Cancer Society and the Boy Scouts of America-Sioux Council have been qualified and scheduled for Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Community Appeals fund drives.

Approved for their $1.2 million capital campaign request from the business community, the American Cancer Society will construct a Hope Lodge for patients who live at least 40 miles or one hour from cancer treatment in Sioux Falls. The 28 room residential facility will be free of charge and will allow for an estimated 1,500 patients to stay at the Hope Lodge. This campaign will launch Nov. 1, 2018 and conclude March 31, 2019.

The Boy Scouts of America-Sioux Council will upgrade their facilities to meet the increasing safety and program standards necessary to equip local youth to be "Prepared for Life." Their $1.57 million campaign, which will run from April 1-July 31, 2019, will include a. . .

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