KELOLAND News received a phone call from a dad Wednesday who wants to share a warning with all parents. His 11-year-old son was recently playing with some friends when he was struck in the head with a ball that was hit with a metal bat. He seemed alright at first, but was later brought to Avera McKennan and had to be put in a medically-induced coma. It was a accident that happened so quickly but changed this family’s life forever. Shawn Neisteadt talks with the dad who wants to warn parents about keeping children safe.
It’s been months now since flooding concerns first started to rise and many are still battling the damage. At Lake Thompson, the wind is damaging cabins around the shore. Hailey Higgins will show you what’s happened over the past few days.
And in Edmunds County, crews are still working to fix road damage. Apparently the roads that are no longer covered in water now need help because they’re eroding. Erich Schaffhauser will show you how crews are taking action to slow that down.
The next Honor Flight doesn’t take to the air until early tomorrow morning, but the veterans have already started their trek to Washington, DC. They boarded a bus in Rapid City and are headed to Sioux Falls, where they’ll board the plane Friday. Austin Hoffman was at the ceremonial sendoff West River and will have the details of the latest flight later tonight on KELOLAND News.
I’ll also be at the Sioux Falls Airport early tomorrow morning to bring you the ceremony to send off the veterans live on KELOLAND.com. That’s scheduled for 5:45 a.m. so be sure to have your computer handy when you wake up in the morning.