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Turner county strong the show must go on

Donna Rumbaugh|Managing Editor Mother nature has not been kind to all the workers trying to put together the biggest event of the year, the Turner County Fair.  Putting on an event of this size is plenty of work when everything goes right, but when Mother Nature...

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Tieszen Memorial residents enjoy TikTok fame

Renae Hansen | Writer Residents of Tieszen Memorial Home enjoy a day at the beach. When we hear anyone mention TikTok, the popular app that allows users to make and share short videos, many of us think of teenagers and the younger crowd.  But if you’ve checked...

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Last call at “The Buck”

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor Long time employee Robin Schneider and bar owner “Gramma” Jacobsen Unless you have spent time working as a bar owner or bartender in a small town, you will never understand the bond that is created between those behind the bar, and the...

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Mason Brian Jacobson

18 Sioux Falls, SD August 1, 2022 Mason Brian Jacobson, 18, of Sioux Falls, passed away on August 1, 2022 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Mason was born on January 26, 2004, in Sioux Falls to his beloved parents Brian “Freddie” and Joy Jacobson. ‘Moose’ as he...

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Darla Eastman (Sorensen)

81 Chandler, Arizona July 16, 2022 Darla D. Eastman (Sorensen), 81, passed away July 16, 2022 at Chandler, AZ. She was born in Viborg to Reuben and June (Larsen) Sorensen. She was proceeded in death by her twin sister Donna Roderick of Worthing, SD; sisters Patty...

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Lorraine Lounsbery

98 Lorraine Helen Payson was born Dec. 9, 1923 to Christ and Minnie (Peterson) Payson on the family farm in Clay County, South Dakota. She entered into death at the age of 98 years. Lorraine attended North Riverside grade school and graduated from Centerville High...

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Chris Carlson

51 Parker, South Dakota August 3, 2022 Chris Carlson, 51 of Parker, passed away on August 3, 2022. Memorial visitation was held from 4:00-7:00 PM Sunday, August 7, 2022 at the Twisted Pines Venue, Parker with a Prayer Service starting at 7:00 PM. In Lieu of Flowers,...

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Big winner in Little Britches Rodeo World Competition

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor Top Rosie carries Kaylee to the win in the barrel racing competition. Kaylee Novak is a little girl from Parker, who is really making a name for herself on the rodeo circuit.  After years of practice and work with her two horses,...

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Overby spending retirement in the fast lane

Renae Hansen | Writer John Overby, pictured with his 1979 Corvette, recently took home the trophy for his class at Thunder Valley Dragway. (photo submitted) People often realize that they need to find a hobby to keep them busy when they retire, and that hobby often...

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Food giveaway about more than just the food

Renae Hansen | Writer Volunteers prepare for the Turner County food giveaway held at the courthouse each month. If you’ve visited a grocery store at all recently, it’s no surprise to hear that the number of people looking for help has increased dramatically as...

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Remembering Casey

Renae Hansen | Writer Lynn and Gloria Peterson, Keith and Shelley Miller, and Theresa and Duane Bonhorst with the Casey Bonhorst memorial bench in front of the Viborg Public Library. If you ever met Casey Bonhorst, you probably got a feeling of what a special young...

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Broadway Avenue progress

Broadway Avenue is barricaded for street construction to take place. (Photo/Alan Astleford) Alan Astleford | Writer Since the last update in the middle of July, changes have taken place.  Broadway is barricaded on both sides of the street from Marion Lumber to...

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Camping or Glamping?

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor I am not sure how to classify it when you take a fifth-wheel camper that has multiple televisions, two kitchens, and sleeps eight to ten people and put it on a camping spot with no water or electricity.  It is like a cross between...

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Cleo Mae Poppens

95 Lennox, SD July 26, 2022 Cleo Mae Poppens, 95, of Lennox, SD, died July 26, 2022, at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 4 at West Prairie Lutheran Church, rural Lennox with burial to follow in the West...

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Teresa Love

March 31, 2022 Teresa, daughter of Jerry Rice and LeAnn Hummel, wife of Jay, died March 31, 2022. Cremains inurnment at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 6th, West Nidaros church and cemetery north of Crooks, with service and social gathering in church basement.

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Lowell Andersen

82 Hurley, SD July 23, 2022 I was born near Hurley, SD on June 7, 1940 to Ejner & Ethelyn (Betty) Andersen. A few years later, brothers Darwin (Chuck) and Richard (Dick) would join our humble family.   I attended Hurley school, taking part in many sports, and...

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“Belle” Aryabelle Graber

86 Freeman, SD July 27, 2022 Eileen Aryabelle Graber, fondly known as Belle to many who knew her, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Oakview Terrace in Freeman, S.D., with her children by her side. She was 86 years old. Aryabelle was born to Dave...

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Phyllis Hildebrand

97 July 25, 2022 Phyllis Hildebrand, 97, of  Sioux Falls, SD, died Monday, July 25, 2022 at Dow Rummel Village, Sioux Falls, SD. Phyllis Irene Determan was born on November 8, 1924, at Bridgewater, SD, the daughter of Edward and Dorothy (Huisman) Determan. She...

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Virgil Null

91 Centerville, SD July 26, 2022 Virgil Lee Null, 91, of Centerville, SD, entered heaven on Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing home in in Viborg, S.D. Virgil was born on October 20th, 1930, in Sloan, Iowa, the son of Thomas Andrew and Elizabeth...

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