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Seven years isn’t long enough

Melissa Schultz | Writer Jiahna hugs her younger brother Leo. (Photo/submited) What was a normal drive home for one Marion family, quickly turned into a hunt for seven-year old Jiahna as she was sucked out of her mother’s car by a storm.  Jiahna and her younger...

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Back to the drawing board

Back to the drawing board Melissa Schultz | Writer Tuesday May 10 school bond vote was held in the City of Parker, it was voted against to approve the $5 million dollar bond. With this bond the school would have been able to complete the school and finalize the...

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Toto, we’re not in Turner County anymore

Melissa Schultz | Writer  A major storm system moved through the Turner County area last week leaving a path of destruction. The strong winds blew dirt  and hid all sunlight making it impossible to see. A picture was posted from SDDOT camera near Freeman showing...

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PFD responds to car fire

Melissa Schultz | Writer The Parker Fire Department was dispatched for a reported car fire about 8 miles north of town on April 28. The first arriving units found the car fully engulfed in flames. They responded with an engine and a brush truck, while other...

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Wendy Lape

61 Sioux Falls May 13 Wendy Lape, age 61, loving mother, grandmother, and adoring wife to husband Terry Lape, passed away in the early hours of May 13th after an accident in the storm that came through South Dakota on the May 12th, 2022. Wendy was born on Dec 7th,...

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Golfers win Alcester-Hudson invite

Shane Merrill | Sports Pheasant golfers Ray Travnicek, Landri Holzwarth, Dawson Maska, Devin Kuchta and Landon Wieman stand with their first place plaque last week (photo submitted) The Parker golf team continued to climb the Class ‘B’ ranks last week placing two...

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Trap team winding down

By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker trap shooting team met last week for their fourth scored meet. With the sun shining and little wind scores showed steady improvement as the team will eye one more meet before the state tournament. “We had a good we of shooting this...

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Parker 12U third in Tri-Valley

By coach Shane Merrill Jack Anderson had the hot stick for the day, posting two home runs and eight RBI’s. (photo by Kirsten Wieman) In what ended up being a long day in Crooks on Sunday, the Parker Pheasant 12U baseball team came away with third place, falling one...

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Parker says farewell to long time City Officials

Melissa Schultz | Writer newera@ncppub.com Ron Nelson congratulates incoming Mayor Derek Nelson After 33 years of service to the Parker Community, Mayor Ron Nelson handed over the mantel to the new mayor Derek Nolan Monday night at the regular meeting held at the City...

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New daycare opening

Melissa Schultz | Writer Looking for daycare in the fall? Parker will be welcoming new daycare center this fall. The daycare will be located on Eastside Ave in Parker, right behind Parker Ford and Jones Food Center. The building is being built by Curt Lukes. Emily...

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Area authors hold book signing

Melissa Schultz | Writer On Tuesday May 10 South Dakota author Loretta Sorensen talked about and signed her books at the Parker Public Library. The author gave a short presentation about her book and what it was about. Her book is available for purchase and signing by...

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Avian flu hits Hanson County

Owen Reitzel | Editor The Avian Bird Flu has come to South Dakota, including Hanson County. Oaklane Colony recently lost roughly 18,000 turkeys from the bird flu according to John Wipf, business manager. According to the CDC Website Avian influenza refers to disease...

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Phil Krueger

Krueger 91 Hurley May 4 Phyl Krueger, 91, passed away on May 4, 2022 due to complications following a stroke. Prior to a brief stay at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Phyl resided in her Sioux Falls home. Phyllis Marilyn (Breen) Krueger was born...

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Judy K. Sampson

76 Viborg May 6 Judy K. Sampson, 76 died Friday, May 6, 2022 at the Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Viborg. Judy Kay (Lundgren) Sampson was born on November 22, 1945, to Rodger and Vivian (Christensen) Lundgren in Viborg, SD. She was baptized and confirmed in the...

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Gary E. Hansen

79 Hurley May 1 Gary Eugene Hansen born July 16, 1942, passed away of heart disease on May 1, 2022, at the age of 79 years. He was a teacher, administrator, and farmer. Gary is survived by his wife Karen (Knutson) Hansen; son Travis (Heidi), Lainey, and Sawyer;...

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Trap Team updates

Shane Merrill | Sports Levi Berens gets up to bat against Wagner Sunday evening. Berens went 2-3 at the plate on the night. The Pheasants lost the game 8-4 as they look to round out their inaugural season and head into the regions. (photo by Shane Merrill) The Parker...

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Golfers continue improvement last week

Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker golf team had a strong showing last week first at the Jesse James invite and then at the Baltic meet. At the Jesse James invite in Garretson, Parker placed two in the top 15 and took fifth as a team. Brenden Pesicka was third shooting...

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Parker FCCLA members are heading to sunny California

Melissa Schultz | Writer Parker FCCLA members Alison Nankivel, Shelby Pankratz and Vanessa Dunkelberger qualified earlier this month to attend the National FCCLA convention in San Diego, California.  Alison Nankivel advances to nationals for the Gold Top Superior...

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