Klein, aka The Can Man, was part of Hot Springs’ identity

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

HOT SPRINGS – Roger Klein is known by most members of the community of Hot Springs as a collector of cans. But perhaps what he collected more than anything – whether he knew it or not – were friends.

Every town in America likely has their share of citizens and interesting characters who, over time, become part of the town’s identity. Klein, aka “The Can Man,” was certainly that to Hot Springs.

For more than 40 years, “The Can Man” could be seen almost daily...

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Jennings Avenue Bridge project is on schedule

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Photo by Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Star

Crews with Dietzler Construction, along with some other subcontractors, work to place the second of 12 concrete girders – each 61 feet long and 39,000 pounds – which will hold up the new Jennings Avenue Bridge.

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

HOT SPRINGS – Work on the Jennings Avenue Bridge replacement project is progressing on schedule, according to Logan Bloemer who serves as the Superintendent on the...

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Man charged with 14 felony sex charges against minors

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

HOT SPRINGS – Eric Peet, 31, of Hot Springs was arraigned in Fall River County Court last Friday, Oct. 2, on a total of 14 felony charges involving sexual misconduct with children, for which he pled not guilty to each.

The charges include nine counts of First Degree Rape with a child less than 13 years old, which are Class C felonies and carry a maximum of life imprisonment and an optional fine of $50,000 per charge. He was also charged with five counts of...

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Hot Springs Police vehicles being outfitted with new graphics

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Photo by Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Star

Hot Springs Police Chief Mike Close stands next to his department’s newest addition – a 2020 Dodge Durango featuring the debut of their new vehicle graphics. Within the next year, all of the HSPD’s vehicles will be outfitted with the same patriotic graphics which recognize The Veterans Town.

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

HOT SPRINGS –  The Hot Springs Police Department recently debuted some new...

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Edgemont Ambulance visits Children’s Center for ‘A’ week

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The Edgemont Ambulance visited Edgemont Children’s Center on Sept. 15 for “A” week. Pictured, from left, are: Awnalee Whitney, George Darrow, Gay Darrow, Lily Kaiser, Roan Simmons Murphy Benway, Amy Stokes, Jessamine Jones, Mary-Laura Shull-Humen. 

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By Eric Harrold

Staff Writer

EDGEMONT – Every year, former EMT Gay Darrow and her husband George, who still volunteers as a driver, give kids who attend the Edgemont Children’s Center a tour of the...

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