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Viborg Food Pantry to host cook off

Renae Hansen | Writer Viborg will have it’s own unique version of the popular “Chopped” TV show, where chefs are given a basket of random ingredients that they are expected to create a masterpiece with. The Viborg Food Pantry will be hosting a Cook Off on Sunday, June...

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Weekly Commissioners meeting May 7, 2024

Monique R. Hurtado | Writer The meeting began with public comment. SECOG came before the commissioners to discuss a proposal for a safety study which would evaluate the safety of the roads and highways within the county and principalities. The cost to participate is...

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Chancellor Fire Chief attends pipeline training

Chief Nettifee was recently presented with an opportunity to attend pipeline and hazmat training at TEEX (Texas A&M Extension Service). The focus of the training was pipeline hazards, hazmat response/industrial firefighting, and CO2 hazards. While there were many...

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“Huge News” for Jenn Panaia

Jenn Panaia was the winner of the quilt that was recently raffled off by Bethel Christian Fellowship to raise funds to help the Panaia family with medical expenses. Many of those who purchased a ticket for the raffle asked that her name be put on the slip instead of...

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Meet Viborg Commissioner Mick Miller

Commissioner Mick Miller with this family. (photo/submitted) Part III of Meet your County Commissioners series Monique R. Hurtado | Writer The Turner County commissioners play a vital role in our local government. They are “empowered ‘to super-intend the fiscal...

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Meals with a Mission

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor It all started with a folding table, and a sign. This year the Meals with a Mission produce stand will return to begin another season of growing and giving.Watch for the stand to appear in the next week or so on the north side of...

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I-W All School Play a success

Detective Casey Nepture, left, played by I-W senior Elsey Thompson, listens to a suspect’s story (character Davina Arlington, played by I-W sophomore Alyssa Kirschenman) as the butler, Warwick, played by I-W freshman Bella Brumbaugh, looks on (photo/Riva Sharples)....

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Winners announced in I-W Student Art Contest

Submissions for the 2024 I-W Spring Art Contest for junior high and high school students was recently held. Entries were on display in the library and votes were cast to pick this year’s winners (photo/Riva Sharples). Riva Sharples | Writer The winners of the 2024 I-W...

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Marion Seniors report on their Senior Projects

Sarah Cremer highlighted her role as a nurse practitioner. (photo/Al Astleford) Alan Astleford | Writer Marion seniors had an opportunity to give presentation on projects they had been working on during their senior year. The presentations were in the Math, Business...

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Viborg-Hurley celebrates academic success of students

New National Honor Society Inductees: Front- Emma Chaussee, Presley Skonhovd, Isabella Voog, Tatum Lyons, and Lexi Lindemann Back- Brenner Gerdes, William Whiddon, Henry Vasgaard, Owen Campbell, Madelyn Feiock, and Thea Sorlien. (picture/Faydra Christensen) Faydra...

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Weekly Commissioners Meeting – April 30, 2024

Monique R. Hurtado | Writer The meeting opened with public comments. Residents came to air their concerns about the potential wind farm. One resident shared her concern about the proximity of a wind turbine to her residence on Turkey Ridge. The commissioners...

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I-W students attend state FCCLA meeting

Callie Peterson, Lydian Mews, Kaitlyn Tallman, and Savanna Hoxeng recently attended the state FCCLA conference representing Irene-Wakonda (photo/submitted). Riva Sharples | Writer Four Irene-Wakonda students represented the I-W FCCLA chapter at the state Family,...

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CHS to buy eight Cargill Grain Elevators, including Parker

Todd Neeley | DTN Reporter CHS Inc. and Cargill signed an agreement to purchase eight Cargill grain facilities in five states. CHS said it has signed an intent-to-purchase agreement with Cargill, to “continue optimizing its enterprise supply chain while providing...

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National Volunteer Week is April 21-27

Donna Slack sells tickets for Sunday night’s showing of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. (photo/Renae Hansen) Volunteer-run Lund Theatre needs you! Renae Hansen | Writer With National Volunteer Week being celebrated this week, April 21-27, we can’t help but think of...

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New Pastor at Parker First Baptist

Pastor David and Joy Erdman /(photo by H Photography) Monique R. Hurtado | Writer Since last summer, the Parker First Baptist Pastoral Search Committee has been on the search for a new a pastor. After a thorough interview process and much prayer, the Pastoral Search...

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Logue retiring after 50 years on Main Street

Riva Sharples | Writer After 50 years working on Main Street, beloved Wakonda businessman and resident Charlie Logue is retiring. Logue, owner and operator of Charlie’s Bus Repair and Auto Service, will close his doors for business on April 30.Logue has spent his...

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Spring Recital in Marion

The five- and six-years old group preform to “Under the Sea”. (photo/Monique Hurtado) Monique R. Hurtado | Writer A constant flow of people streamed into the Marion School gym excited to watch the dancers of Heidi Sue’s Dance Academy. The stage was set. It looked like...

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Marion Fireman’s Fun Night

Volunteers from the Marion Fire Department serve up their famous pork sandwiches and “nuts” during the Fireman’s Fun Night (photo/Al Astleford) Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor The Marion Volunteer Fire Department held their annual Fireman’s Fun Night on Saturday,...

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Red Cross had blood drive in Marion School

Senior Hadley Luke is being prepared to donate blood. (photo/Al Astleford) Alan Astleford | Writer The Red Cross blood mobile was in Marion April 17 to collect blood from Donors. This was the second visit to Marion, the first was in the fall when Hadley Luke collected...

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Fourteen students participating in I-W All School Play

I-W freshman Duncan Sharples-Schmidt is surrounded by characters in a scene from the All-School Play, The Alibis. Here, Kaitlyn Tallman (left), Brecklyn Sherman, and Rose Smock rehearse a scene from the production (photo/submitted). Riva Sharples | Writer Fourteen...

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