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NorthWestern Energy renewable energy project in Turner County

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor Many advances have been made over the last few decades in the renewable energy field.  Researchers have developed a fast and economical method of converting methane gas into a usable energy source. Turner County is no exception as...

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Local producers Farmers Market

Donna Rumbaugh |Managing Editor Fall is the time for harvest, and many local farmers are bringing their bounty to Parker to make good wholesome, homegrown, homemade food, crafts, and baked goods available to the public. Every other Thursday, in the city of Parker by...

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That smell

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor That Smell by Lynyrd Skynyrd– the song that comes to mind every time I walk outside and smell…that smell.   My husband and I refer to it as the “summer smell”.  Ironically it is a smell we welcome in the spring, meaning...

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“From the Front Porch”

Renae Hansen | Writer Whether a Jacks fan or not, many of us from Viborg and Hurley are looking forward to SDSU kicking off their football season against Iowa this weekend since we have two of our alumni on the team.  Angel Johnson is on the roster as a Running...

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Starting fall fresh compost

garden to go Donna Rumbaugh | Extension Master Gardener When it comes to making compost from autumn’s leaves, a few simple tips will go a long way to help create a fast-working pile – and more importantly, one that can generate incredible compost for next year’s...

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Turner County Bridge dedicated to Marvin E Pascoe

Alan Astleford | Writer The state of South Dakota has started to dedicate county bridges in honor of a veteran killed in the line of duty.  The dedication held Saturday August 27 was one such bridge.  Family and friends of Marvin E. Pascoe honored him at the...

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Stevens Country Corn Maze Opening This Weekend

Mike Stevens, owner of Stevens Country Corn Maze, which will open this Sunday, September 4. Pictured right is an aerial view shows the many twists and turns of the Stevens Country Corn Maze.  (Photo submitted)  Renae Hansen | Writer With the Labor Day weekend...

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Centerville Fire Department receives donation

Centerville Fire department receives donations. Back row L-R: Kyle strand, Cody Sikkink, Nick Blake, Aaron Anderson. Front row L-R Don Truhe, Craig Bohlman, Luke Suprenaunt, and John Limoges (photo by Tricia Eide) Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor The Centerville Fire...

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Benefit Being Planned for Irene’s Matt Kuchta

By Riva Sharples Members of the Irene Fire Department, as well as family, friends, and neighbors far and wide, are rallying around Irene resident and longtime volunteer firefighter Matt Kuchta, who was recently diagnosed with a rare and debilitating form of Multiple...

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Turner County schools back in session

Give them a brake! Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor Not all schools in Turner County went back to school at the same time, but they are all back in session now.  It seems early so it is an important reminder as you get behind the wheel and may encounter students...

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Fire destroys barn west of Parker

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor A fire broke out in a barn west of Parker late Sunday afternoon, August 28.  Parker Fire and Parker Ambulance were called out to help when a metal building caught fire which contained a number of pieces of equipment along with an...

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Parker Pheasants now live

Jay Sanner and Shane Merrill. By Donna Rumbaugh and Shane Merrill The world of high school sports is constantly changing, and this season is no exception. Internet streaming of activities has seen a substantial uptick in recent years, and this season Parker has added...

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It’s all about what you DON’T do!

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor I got my first job when I was 12.  I was so excited to be cleaning mobile homes for a company that had a lot full of homes on display for public viewing.  I was to keep the floors clean, and the furniture dusted so it looked...

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“From the Front Porch”

Renae Hansen | Writer We loved seeing our very own Lund Theatre featured in the September issue of the Cooperative Connections magazine put out by Southeastern Electric.  Jeff Slack, current president of the theater board, is employed by Southeastern Electric,...

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Is your idea the best idea?

Kiri Scott | Writer Big ideas come from the most unlikely of places, but since 2007 high schoolers have been showing off some of their biggest and best ideas for business. Students can bring their big ideas into fruition by entering the High School Business...

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Another year of success for Turner County Fair

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor Fairgoers enjoyed the 4 Best Days of Summer in Turner County once again last week.  Thousands of people embarked on the fairgrounds and made their way to their favorite exhibits, food booths, rides, and grandstand events....

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Jacobsen New Strength and Conditioning Coach at VHHS

Cory Jacobsen, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Viborg-Hurley School. Renae Hansen | Writer If you’ve noticed that “kids these days” seem bigger and more muscular than they did when you were young, it’s not just your imagination.  We’ve been lucky to...

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605 Pickled Pink Ladies:  “No One Fights Alone”

Members of the 605 Pickled Pink Ladies with Davis Bar owner Alice Brown.  The Pickled Pink group will be holding a fundraiser at the bar this Saturday, August 27. Renae Hansen | Writer The Pink Ladies have had a reputation for helping those battling cancer since the...

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Summer vacation is over for Marion students

Marion high school students Alan Astleford | Writer Marion school students returned for the 2022-23 school year on August 22.  A welcome session was presented by Principal Bill Leberman.  School was from 8:00 – 12:30. Information pertaining to middle school...

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