Victoria Wicks

The Director of the SD State Railroad Museum examines the history of wagons and railcars this week in Deadwood.

On Thursday, Rick Mills is giving a talk about transportation at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) in Deadwood. Mills is a scholar, author, and speaker. He tells SDPB's Victoria Wicks that historically, modes of transportation have depended on each other to evolve.

Victoria Wicks

A train caboose preserved by a Huron woman is now on display at the South Dakota State Railroad Museum in Hill City. Jeanne Bauder donated the caboose that is now the centerpiece at the museum. A celebration is planned this weekend, Oct. 29, to welcome the caboose and thank Bauder for her gift.

The reception runs from 1 to 3 p.m., with a program at 2 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located on the truck route, 222 Railroad Avenue, Building A, Hill City.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

A new form of radiation therapy allows breast cancer patients to avoid weeks of trips back-and-forth to the hospital. That means some women who live far away from treatment centers don’t have to jeopardize their health if they can’t make it to radiation. A Sioux Falls hospital is one of eight in the country using what's called IORT. 

Eighteen months ago, Lu Rice was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Madison woman knew she needed surgery and radiation. She’s seen people go through treatment for five days a week.