Records Name Filipino Church As Buyer Of Town
September 26, 2011, 10:44 AM
SCENIC, SD -
Pennington County records show that a church based in the Philippines is the buyer of a western South Dakota town put up for sale.
Scenic was once known as a Wild West town next to the Badlands. The woman who owns much of the property chose a buyer in August but did not reveal who it was.
Documents show that a Filipino church called Iglesia Ni Cristo, or Church of Christ, paid $700,000 for the property. The church's website shows congregations in dozens of countries and 42 states, with U.S. offices in a San Francisco suburb.
The church hasn't commented on the purchase. Realtor Dave Olson says he signed a nondisclosure agreement and can't talk about the buyer or the buyer's plans.
© 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
11/22/2014 7:09 AM
South Dakota authorities are searching for a Sisseton man following a shooting early Saturday morning that left four people dead and another person in...
11/22/2014 10:40 AM
Colter Richard Arbach has been located and identified as one of the four people shot and killed this morning in Sisseston.
11/19/2014 4:59 PM
She's already admitted to running a large marijuana ring, now Faith Rasmussen is accused of arranging a deadly robbery.
11/22/2014 5:51 PM
It appears a Sisseton man killed three people and injured a fourth before killing himself early Saturday morning, according to the South Dakota A...
11/19/2014 2:17 PM
A legendary country music star gives support to a Sioux Falls family while their teenage daughter was in a Minneapolis hospital last week.