The Wessington Springs Board of Education announced it appointed Chris Schimke to fill a vacancy on the board. Schimke filled the position held by Gerry Orth, whose term was up.
“It’s important to have these positions filled in order to have a diverse mix of experience and opinions,” Schimke said. 
No stranger to service as a school board member, Schimke previously held a position on the Wessington Springs Board of Education in 2016 before deploying overseas with the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 153rd Engineering Battalion.  
He began his current, one-year appointed term in July.