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PARKER PRIDE

Recent Parker Pride winners are back row from left: Olivia Kleinsasser, Dillon Scott, Teegun Wentzel, Conner Engbarth and Kaden Fosheim. Middle row from left: Brinley Preheim, Andrew Christensen, Julian Engel, Pheobe Woodring, Isabel Gerry and Caleb Groenweg. Front...

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Longtime Parker resident Delores Ihnen says goodbye

Melissa Schultz | Writer Parker Rides for Readers hosted a going away party for long time Parker resident Delores Ihnen on March 22 at the library where they served special treats in honor of her long residency here. Delores relocated to Minnesota the end of March to...

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Your vote counts

Melissa Schultz | Writer In May of 2021, the Parker School District discussed the preliminary cost for Phase I of the new elementary addition. Phase I (new elementary school) is projected to be completed in May/June of this year.  Phase 1.5 (renovation of current...

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The New Faces of Parker City Government

Melissa Schultz | Writer Do you feel like you missed something?  When was the city election?  Well, don’t worry, you didn’t miss a thing.  Parker will welcome two new faces to the Council Administration, one of them is a new Mayor. All elected officials...

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Ready, Willing and Able

Drake Dissing making bread Melissa Schultz | Writer March was Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This is a time to celebrate the more than six million Americans who live with developmental disabilities and to reflect on the contributions they make to our...

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Kids, grab your Easter baskets

Melissa Schultz | Writer The bunny is back. And so are Easter egg hunts.  This year, the Parker area is hoppin’ into April with an Easter egg hunt for the community to enjoy. Easter egg hunts are not a new tradition. Surprisingly, they have a long history and one...

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PARKER PRIDE

Recent Parker Pride winners are back row from left: Elizabeth Dunkelberger, Lindsey Gammeter, Irelynn Gibson, Zoey Jans, Aniyah Hamer and Miles Even. Front row from left: Alina Lebed, Cole Deschepper, Jace Seaman, Zayden Van Vauren, Knox VanDerStoep and Carl Rand. Not...

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BEC Quiz Bowl Champions – 2 years in a row

Pictured: Tanya Netesov, Jacob VanVelzen, MyKenzie Amick, Dawson Maska, Natalie Haase, Parker Lessman, Olivia Anderson The high school quiz bowl team competed at the BEC Quiz Bowl competition on Monday, March 28 at Baltic. The students took 1st place. The students on...

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Parker Band attends Big East Conference Honor Band

From Left to Right: Bogdan Marushkevych (alto saxophone), Grace Gullikson (alto saxophone), Tanya Netesov (clarinet), Band Director Mindee Birnstiehl, Katie Bialas (trombone), and Ashton Young (trumpet). On Monday, March 21, 2022, five high school band students from...

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Presenting the 2022 Senior Class at prom

Allison Oldenkamp, Kaylee Jaimes, Alexis Even, Ashlynn Wildeboer, Lanie Kaas, Freya Snyder, Josie Leberman, Codi Stirling, Catherine Cook, Ellie Travnicek, Madelyn Marsh, Lauren Jones, Macie Kippes, Trystan Hatton, Brooke Berens, Desiree Pierce, Grace Stone, Rachel...

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Parker Wins State Visual Arts Championship

Melissa Schultz | Writer The Parker High School Visual Arts team won the 2022 State Visual Arts championship for the fifth year in a row. Last year Mr. Fuller was not sure if they would be participating in the art contest this year, when asked on what persuaded him to...

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PARKER PRIDE

Recent Parker Pride winners are back row from left: Bostyn Knutson, Bryleah Walton, Taylin Mohr, Jazzy Wildeboer and Olivia Ellsworth. Front row from left: Madelyn Roth, Calla Creegan, Willa Tuschen, Brenna Bolte, Robby Janzen, Hudson Nogelmeier, Cristian Lima and...

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Names Released In Lincoln County Fatal Crash

What:    Two-Vehicle Crash Where:  Intersection of 275th Street and 466th Avenue                 Three miles north of Lennox, S.D. When:   5:41 a.m., Saturday, March 19, 2022 Driver No. 1: Jordan Javers, 32,...

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Lennox Area Ministerial Association

There are 12 churches that consistently have pastors gathering monthly. These twelve form the Lennox Area Ministerial Association (LAMA) and consist of Chancellor and Lennox area churches. They are Bethel Reformed, Chancellor Reformed, Delaware Reformed, Ebenezer...

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Future Farmers of America Week

Clayton Pankratz, Dylan Buseman, Carter Ross, Ashton Ross, Michael Even, Riley Pankratz and Braelyn Berens. Melissa Schultz | Writer During the week of March 21 through March 25, students at Parker Public School participated in a school-wide Future Farmers of America...

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Parker Public Library to celebrate National Library Week

National Library Week (April 3 - 9, 2022) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2022 is “Connect With Your Library.”  First...

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Historical evidence found northwest of town

Troy Schwans | Editor of The Special The past couple of years have been really crazy, but a discovery last month has topped everything! A local farmer was moving snow when he noticed an oddly shaped object, what he thought was a rock, tumbling ahead of his bucket as...

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Saving Ukraine

There are plenty of options if you want to do something for people caught in conflict in Ukraine. Parker Dental office has two amazing local point of contacts that are from the Ukraine. Oksana and Lika Dudik are both dental assistants at the dental office in Parker....

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Homeschoolers of Turner County

Melissa Schultz | Writer There’s a boom happening in homeschooling in South Dakota. The number of children taught by their parents has gone up since COVID lockdowns began. There are about 8,187 children that are homeschooled in the State of South Dakota. That is a 23...

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Wandermore’s Visit310SouthDakota is in Parker

Town 19 of 310: Parker, SD Population: 1,194 County: Turner (County Seat) This town was established as the county seat of Turner County in 1879. Its original name was Kimball City, for the Milwaukee railroad worker who surveyed it, J. W. Kimball. The following year, a...

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