User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

28° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



 Winter Storm for November 30, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar

Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to

Storm Center Update | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Mayor Discusses City Clerk's Termination

September 15, 2011, 12:01 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Mayor Discusses City Clerk's Termination
SIOUX FALLS, SD - City officials are talking about the termination of Sioux Falls City Clerk Debra Owen, which happened after a two-hour, closed-door city council meeting Wednesday night.

Mayor Mike Huether sat down with KELOLAND'S Ben Dunsmoor Thursday morning to talk about Owen's departure and what happened at the meeting.

The city council appointed Owen, so the decision of whether to terminate her is left up to the council.

When the eight members came out of executive session Wednesday, they voted five to three to fire Owen, who has served as clerk for nearly six years.

Mayor Mike Huether was also part of the meeting and says the council asked him to facilitate the meeting just like he does any other city council meeting. He says the council put a lot of thought into the decision.

"Whenever you're dealing with personnel issues those are so hard. They are very, very painful and I will assure you that this city council they took their role very seriously," Huether said.

The mayor also talked about how the city will now move forward with the special events center election now that Owen, who was in charge of city elections, is no longer clerk.

He also addressed why the media was told to leave Carnegie Town Hall shortly after councilors finished their meeting there.

We'll have all those answers for you later today on KELOLAND News.

Previous Story

Next Story





You may also like

Ronald Neels Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison

11/23/2015 5:59 PM

For more than a decade, nobody knew Ronald Neels was sexually abusing a victim inside his home near Garretson. The victim never said anything about th...

Full Story | Watch
Harrisburg High School Wins $100,000

11/25/2015 9:01 AM

Students at Harrisburg High School are celebrating Wednesday morning.

Full Story
Tyrese Ruffin's Mother Speaks Publicly For First Time

11/25/2015 6:18 AM

In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.

Full Story
LHS Student Charged With Making Bomb Threat

11/23/2015 10:53 AM

Sioux Falls Police said a 16-year-old student wrote a message on a bathroom mirror.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Police Investigate Multiple Stabbings

11/23/2015 12:12 AM

Sioux Falls Police are investigating two stabbings late Sunday night.

Full Story