The mayor’s wife, Sandy Chuether is pretty excited, I mean you would be to if the city fronted you a cool half-mil to write a cook book about all things “Soo Foo” or as Sandy says, “Soo Food!” Whether it’s Stormland TV‘s anchorman Jorgi’s famous lamb chislic recipe from the Turner County Fair or AL‘s Horney Meyer’s 6 patty cheeseburger from ‘5 Peeps Burgers’ (do you get the irony? 5 guys? 6 patties?) or her personal favorite, the Tennis Ball Meatball, “You know, it’s like, literally the size of a Tennis Ball!”

Well Sandy ain’t happy, and when Sandy ain’t happy, daddy sleeps on the couch. It seems Sandy wants more money from the CVB to promote her cookbook. In a telepathic message obtained by SouthDacola (no Dolphins were injured in the procedure) Sandy asked the city attorney if it was ok to use CVB marketing money to promote her fundraising for the new cookbook,

“BEEP< BEEP<BEEP<BROTTLE<SNAP<CLINK, ‘Darwin Faddle, are you there? Wondering if you would like to discuss with me using CVB money for promoting my cookbook? There is a Lemon bar in it for you! SNART<CLART<CLING<WALLOOP”

Being the Dolphin safe tuna eater that he is, Darwin responded, “Hard question, I will job that one out to the local Walmart attorneys, uh, I mean, our attorneys.” Which is still under consideration.

Which brings us to why she did this cookbook, “Well, you know, I don’t really do much these days except go to a lot of real estate closings (ever since my husband transferred all of his investments into my name) so I decided to steal . . . um . . . I mean, compile a bunch of friend’s recipes.”

“And you know, the tennis ball meatball is a fantastic recipe, it’s great comfort food for someone recovering from running into a fence pole after chasing a clearly out of bounds ball.” She laughs, “You know, I told him (the mayor) he should be playing pickleball at his age anyway.”

The controversy comes from Sandy asking the CVB to help fund the marketing of the cookbook (even though she already received $500K ‘seed’ money for the book from the city and asking for $1.5 million in donations to finish the project.

When we asked Sandy about the marketing money, she was quite candid, “Kinda ironic, isn’t it? Our local media ‘investigating’ me about asking for a couple grand to promote my cookbook, but they didn’t say a peep about the mayor’s wife asking for $500,000 publishing seed money, and the council approving it? Heck, they even invited me on their live programs to talk about it (of course without mentioning I was the mayor’s wife).”

“While I think it is awesome you are doing your due diligence on this matter, you must realize most people don’t care, so go back to writing about bicycles, vandalized gardens, or whatever you do.”

So we asked Sandy to explain to us, what she planned to do with the cookbook, once finished. “Give it to disadvantaged young tennis players, of course. Because as my husband says to me, ‘Greed is the Day God has given to you. Suck it f’ing dry!’ “

This is a parody of Ellis’ story today in the AL. It has always bugged me that the AL didn’t cause a stink about the CLEAR conflict of interest that existed when this money was awarded.


19 Thoughts on “Why is the mayor’s wife asking for CVB marketing money to promote her new cookbook?

  1. Something tells me that this story has legs and the old folks who do all the voting aren’t going to forget this taxes for tennis scandal.

    Me also thinks it’s Mayor Subprime who put his wife up to asking for this cash. The email trail is just to keep “transparency” in the all so open Huether administration.

    Which brings me to my special interest. I think the city needs a few indoor driving ranges. How about indoor fishing.

  2. Das alotta coin for a shitty cookbook.

  3. Who is Sandy? Did the mayor remarry?

  4. Testor15 on September 16, 2013 at 8:27 am said:

    It is a parody of a mayor, his wife and their ongoing fun with a certain city hall. As you read, make up your own names and words to make sense of it.

  5. If she wants to publish a cookbook, she should use her own money. I have heard of other people publishing books on their own and they probably aren’t as well to do as the Huethers. That being said when my late mother made meatballs they were about the size of tennis balls. It was a Danish recipe called Frickadeller or something like that. The recipe recipe was handed down in the family and called for the meatballs to be that size. My mother would would never have had the patience to make the small meat balls.

  6. Uh Oh. I think your parody may have been to vague for some of your readers.

    Yes Joan please tell us more about your families meaty balls.

    I thought the mayors wife Mandy wanted to build a giant outdoor chess board. SO confusing.

  7. Titleist on September 16, 2013 at 8:08 pm said:

    A PUBLIC INDOOR pool! Snow gates. (And tennis courts).


  8. anonymous on September 16, 2013 at 8:27 pm said:

    The taxpayers GIFTED the Community Indoor Tennis Center with $500,000.

    The taxpayers GIFTED the Ice Sports Association with $1.5 million.

    When the City Council appropriated the two million dollars to these organizations, they clearly stated that these were ONE-TIME DONATIONS and they did NOT want CITC or ISA returning to ask for any additional tax dollars.

    Both organizations have publicly stated they want to open their new recreation centers debt-free.

    Both of these facilities will be privately owned. DO NOT COME TO THE TAXPAYERS FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING.

    Another political mis-step on MMM’s part. His wife, as Executive Director of the Sioux Falls Tennis Association, aggressively lobbied both the Park Board and the City Council for the $500,000 that CITC has already received!

    The first shovel of dirt has not even been turned for this new recreation facility, and she is already back at the taxpayer’s trough asking for additional handouts!!!!

    This will not play well with voters!!!

  9. pathloss on September 16, 2013 at 9:06 pm said:

    At some point Huether will have enough rope to hang himself. So far twice around the city limits isn’t enough. Using your wife to hide your public funds wealth deserves FBI & IRS scrutiny. My ex-wife was a Cindy. There’s something selfish and arrogant about Cindys. The Huethers are a Jim & Tammy Faye without faith, pride, or a moral compass.

  10. anominous on September 16, 2013 at 9:28 pm said:

    “nice find”.

  11. anonymous on September 17, 2013 at 6:10 am said:

    anominous on 09.16.13 at 9:28 pm

    “nice find”.

    Thank you, Jonathan Ellis.

    MMM as cheerleader for Walmart AND Mrs. MMM and the public dole are definitely two things I am going to be out talking to other voters about over the next seven months!

  12. Jamison needs to jump on this.

  13. pathloss on September 17, 2013 at 8:53 am said:

    Our working poor can’t eat cookbooks. 500K would have fed many.

  14. Just for the record the cookbook story was a parody. People can’t talk to each other telepathetically and Sandy Chuether is a made up character.

  15. I heard the private fundraising efforts are not going so well.

  16. anominous on September 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm said:

    Any resemblance of any meatball to any tennis ball is purely coincidental.

  17. Testor15 on September 17, 2013 at 4:44 pm said:

    I wonder if any private citizen could have the city attorney and the firm do our legal on the city’s dime?

  18. Testor, sounds like a “Frickadeller” to me.

  19. anonymous on September 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm said:

    I’m glad to see the AL Editorial Board agrees:

    Editorial: Hotel tax isn’t for building projects

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