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Irene-Wakonda Crowns Homecoming Royalty

Riva Sharples | Writer The Irene-Wakonda Eagles held Homecoming Coronation activities on Monday, Sept. 26.  Seniors Miles Pollman and Elizabeth Logue were crowned Homecoming King and Queen.  Members of the Homecoming Court included seniors (left to right):...

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Mums the word at the Homestead Orchard

Monique Hurtardo | Writer Fall means apples, pumpkins and mums…mums? Yes, mums! The Homestead Orchard, located at 44890 279th Street just seven miles west of Hwy 19, hosts their annual mum show every fall. With over 100 plots and 80 different varieties, the mums,...

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Here’s your sign!

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor It’s more than something to mow around.  If you live outside of any city limits in South Dakota, you have a green sign in your yard with your address numbers displayed on it.  It might be time to check your sign and make sure...

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Benefit Poker Run for CJ Tillotson this Saturday

Monique Hurtado | Writer CJ Tillotson enjoyed traveling across the country on the back of his motorcycle. At the age of twenty-four, he had already traveled to thirty-nine states. But on the afternoon of July 3, all that changed when Tillotson left the gas station and...

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The New Era welcomes our newest writer

Monique Hurtado | mhurtardo@ncppub.com The staff at The New Era are happy to introduce you to our newest writer, Monique Hurtado.  She will be visible throughout the county gathering your stories and reporting local events. Monique tells us a little bit about how...

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Who has the right of way?  Getting it right!

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor Everyone has a pet peeve or two.  One of my biggest peeves is people who screw up the flow of traffic by not knowing how to maneuver a 4-way stop.  If done correctly, traffic should flow smoothly through the...

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Rev. Charles Lindgren

91 September 23, 2022 Reverend Charles Lindgren, age 91, of Gaylord passed away Friday, September 23, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society in Waconia. Memorial Service will be Saturday, October 1, 2022, 11:00 A.M. at American Lutheran Church in Gaylord with interment...

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Calvin L. Sneiderman

75 Sheldon, Iowa September 23, 2022 Calvin Lee Sneiderman, age 75, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa. His Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at St. Paul...

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Judy Larsen

71 Viborg, South Dakota September 22, 2022 Judy G. Larsen, 71 of Viborg died Thursday, September 22, 2022 at her home of natural causes. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2022 at the Viborg School Gym, Viborg with burial at the...

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Pheasants win homecoming

By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker football team was closely eyeing their homecoming opponent in the week leading up to Friday nights matchup against Baltic in  Big East Conference showdown. Both teams are relatively fresh to 11-man football, entering the class...

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Parker eighth at Pentagon

Clara Montero eyes up a kill during last weekend’s tournament (photo by Shane Merrill) By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker volleyball team traveled to the Sioux Falls Pentagon last week to face off in four matches in their pool. Parker first took on Gayville-Volin,...

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Christensen inducted in Hall of Fame

Former Parker coach Jill Christensen, the winningest volleyball coach in South Dakota history with 837 career victories, was presented her award and induction into the SD Sports Hall of Fame. Former Parker basketball coach Gayle Hoover was on hand to present the...

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Homecoming coronation

2022 CHS Royalty  RIGHT TOP: Mackenzie Meyer, Ruby Kirk, Gracie Bjordal, Queen Macey Hostetler, King Lane Johnson, Logan Bobzin, Dalton Knutson, Shane Rist 2022 parker royalty RIGHT MIDDLE: L-R Kaitlan Laible, Ethan Kasten, Janae Olson, Logan Bridges, Queen...

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Tractor drive held September 11

EPSON MFP image Alan Astleford | Writer In recent years, a farm tractor drive was organized.  Farmers would gather on a Sunday afternoon, pick out a destination and drive there.  They would return for a meal at a restaurant.  The group for the 2022...

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Parker Ambulance crew really delivers!

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor A few weeks ago, three members of the Parker Volunteer Ambulance were honored with stork pins, which was considered “very rare” for a small-town ambulance department.  Now, just a couple months later, they have done it again!...

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Street construction moves along

A cement truck is aligned with the paving machine.  Photo/Alan Astleford Alan Astleford | Writer The work on Broadway Avenue in Marion saw significant progress made in the past several weeks.  With the removal of the roadbed, the sewer and water pipes were replaced. ...

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Homecoming: A time to look forward, and back

Homecoming: A time to look forward, and back Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor Homecoming is upon us here in Turner County.  It is a time that affords something for everyone, young and old alike. For those returning to school, it is the start of a new year, a time...

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“From the Front Porch”

Sophia Jensen poses with the 37 pound watermelon pulled from grandparents Jeff and Sue Poppen’s garden. Renae Hansen | Writer Usually, when you think of a wedding month, you think of June but there have sure been a lot of September weddings in the past few...

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