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Marion hosts summer celebration

Cinderella meets with Kenai Stewart and Alexus Stewart. (Photo/Submitted) Renae Hansen | Editor A big thank you to the Marion Fire Department, Parade Committee and the All School Class Reunion Committee for putting together a fun weekend for the Marion Summer...

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Irene Rodeo ready to round up some fun!

(RIGHT) Casey Hume of Brodhed, WI in the Calf Roping event in last year’s Irene Rodeo. (Photo/ Faydra Christensen) Renae Hansen | Editor The Little Town in the Valley will swell to well above its normal size next weekend as Irene takes their turn in the lineup of...

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Viborg woman takes on new role on the football field

The Sioux Falls Snow Leopards take the field. (Photo/Submitted) Renae Hansen | Editor When you think of a defensive guard on a football team, chances are that Ambre Robinson wouldn’t be the first person that came to mind. But that’s exactly what the Viborg wife and...

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Viborg Public Library presents Magician Jonathan May

Magician Jonathan May will be presenting a Magic Show and Workshop at the Viborg Community Center on Sunday, June 23. (Photo/Submitted) Renae Hansen | Editor Magician Jonathan May will be delighting kids and adults alike at his Magic Show at the Viborg Community...

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“The Adventure Begins” at the Viborg Public Library

Kelly Preheim from Armour, SD, tells attendees of the Viborg Public Library about her trip to the Galapagos Islands. (Photo/Renae Hansen) Renae Hansen | Editor The Viborg Public Library kicked off their summer reading program with a fun and informative presentation by...

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The ZooMobile comes to Marion

Kassidie Johnson preparing to touch a Russian Tortoise. (Photo/Submitted by Jordan Schmidt!) Hailey Stahl | Writer The Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls has a program that brings the zoo to you called the ZooMobile. During the 34th Annual MHS Alumni Reunion, the...

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Turner County Commissioners Meeting

Monique R. Hurtado | Writer As usual, the meeting began with public comment. A local resident came to discuss his concerns about fair manager position. He is shocked as to why Shane Merrill was not selected as fair manager position, especially since his last name is...

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Doris Jean Pahl

93Brookings, SDJune 7, 2024Doris Jean Pahl, 93, of Brookings, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2024, at the Brookings Hospital.  Funeral services were held on Friday, June 14, 2024, at the First United Methodist Church in Brookings.  Burial followed the service at...

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Parker 16U baseball topple Canton, Baltic

Brock Frederickson pitches last week in Humboldt during the league tournament. Frederickson has been a starting pitcher in the Pheasant rotation. (Photo/Submitted by Kirsten Wieman) Shane Merrill | Parker Sports The Parker 16U sr. teener baseball team went 2-1 last...

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Teeners win two more

Luke Travnicek pitches last week against Canton. Travnicek has compiled 29 strikeouts in six games so far this season. (photo submitted) Shane Merrill | Parker Sports The Parker teeners put together two more wins last week, clawing above .500 once again. Tuesday, the...

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Marion prepares for a summer celebration!

2023 Parade Marshall Brad Schardin rides on the Bowlway Lanes float in last year’s parade. Renae Hansen | Editor Summer is here and with it comes all of the celebrations that our towns have come to know and love. Marion will kick off the fun with their Summer...

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Turner County election results

Monique R. Hurtado | Writer Last Tuesday was an important day for local elections and yet not many made an effort make their voice heard and vote. The statewide voter turnout for the Primary Election was only 17.09%. Turner County did not fare any better with an...

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Rain, rain go away from the sheriff’s office

The ceiling falling apart because of all the water coming through. (Photo/Submitted) Monique R. Hurtado | Writer The last few weeks of rain have been wonderful. Everywhere you look, there is beautiful green grass and flowers blooming everywhere. The rain has been...

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Marion voters turn down second school bond

Donna Rumbaugh | Writer June 4 was a date for many opportunities. Election day in South Dakota brought voters to the polls for State Representatives, Senators, County Commissioners, and school bond decisions.In Marion, voters were asked for a second time to consider...

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Juneteenth: Another “Independence Day” for our nation

Renae Hansen | Editor On Wednesday, June 19, our nation will celebrate one of the newest, yet oldest, holidays here in the United States, Juneteenth. Federal and state offices, including the U.S. Postal Service and many banks, will be closed in observance of...

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Weekly Commissioners Meeting, June 5

Monique R. Hurtado | Writer The meeting opened with public comment. No one appeared for public comment. Auditor Misty Dahl presented the primary canvasing for post-election audit. Turner County had 23.9% overall voter turn out. The precinct reporting is as...

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Commissioners meeting June 11

Monique R. Hurtado | Writer Highway Superintendent Kent Austin came before the commissioners to share the diesel quotes that he procured. He also requested to surplus the 2012 Int’l truck to be sold to Viborg for $45,000. A motion was made to surplus the 2012 truck....

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Doris Jean Pahl

93Brookings, SDJune 7, 2024Doris Jean Pahl, 93, of Brookings, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2024, at the Brookings Hospital.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 14, 2024, at the First United Methodist Church in Brookings at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will...

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Howard Hoogshagen

98Monroe, SDJune 3, 2024Howard Hoogshagen, 98 of Monroe, passed away on June 3, 2024 at the Oakview Terrace in Freeman. Memorial Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at Hofmeister-Jones Funeral Home, Parker. Arrangements provided by...

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