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Day County Highway Superintendent Ben Braaten points out various areas on a map of the county road system where he is concerned about flooding or where water has already gone over roads and explained the direction of flow through the region’s lake system. According to Braaten, Day County went into the fall more highly saturated than normal; therefore, with lake levels at higher levels than previously experienced for that time of year, he is concerned about spring flooding. As he explained, although the whole lake system is normally frozen solid by this time, because of the high water levels causing water to continue flowing, there are several areas where water on the lakes and sloughs are still open.

Highway Superintendent is concerned spring flooding could be worse than ever

Going into the fall and winter months, local lake levels were already at near-record levels. Day County Highway Superintendent Ben Braaten says that means the spring flooding potential may be worse than ever previously experienced.

“We went into the winter..."

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Sports

Cats pluck the feathers of Cardinals for 48-42 for their first win

Webster Area girls kept their composure despite trailing the first half 18-10 at the end of one and 28-23 at the halfway point. The Bearcats kept to their game and tied the Cards 34 all at the end of three and went on for the 48-42 win. Webster who has some tough games picked up their first win Jan. 10 over Deuel on their court.

Cara Shoemaker scored half of the Bearcats points as she sank...

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