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Love is in the Air!

73rd Annual Tri-Valley Chorus Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor The Tri-Valley Barbershop Chorus has a history that spans almost three quarters of a century. The first meeting of the Viborg chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop...

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Local man chosen for historic space mission

(photos/Twisted Sky Studio-Nathen Erickson) Troy Schwans | Writer For nearly two decades it has been a goal of NASA and of the US Government to send humans to Mars. NASA has had a select team of scientists and engineers preparing for a journey that was thought to...

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Brosnahan explains new School Bond Resolution

Marion School goes back to the drawing board Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor Marion Superintendent, Brian Brosnahan released information last week on a revised plan to hopefully move forward with a School Bond Resolution.He explained how they have worked with the...

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Parker students sweep 2024 Visual Arts Contest

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor For seven years artist and educator Dave Fuller has been taking his Parker students to the South Dakota Visual Arts Contest. Six of those seven years they returned as State Champions, and this year was no different. As usual, the...

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St Mary’s church in Marion removed

Alan Astleford | Writer Wednesday, March 20, was a day that brought sadness to the Catholics in Marion as their church building was demolished. The parish was established in 1880 and incorporated in 1881. The church had some notable experiences but the most tragic was...

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Looking back at the last six months

Interim Turner County Sheriff Jamie Buteyn (photo/Monique Hurtado) Turner County Sheriff looks back, and forward Monique R. Hurtado | Writer Six months ago, the Turner County Commissioners’ appointed Jamie Buteyn as Interim Sheriff. There was no ‘passing of the baton’...

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Monroe man taken into custody after multiple complaints

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor On Saturday, March 23, the Turner County Sheriff’s Office served an arrest warrant on a resident of Monroe. The man arrested has had multiple interactions with the police, and the public, causing residents to have concern.Recent...

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Fake spring #2

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor Our second round of a spring tease ended abruptly when old man winter took another swipe at South Dakota this week.Cloudy cold weather lingered in southeastern South Dakota over the weekend, but Monday morning brought stronger winds,...

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The future of the Chancellor Museum

This 1905 Pumper is just one of the many items displayed at the Chancellor Museum (photo/submitted) Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor Inside the Chancellor Fire Hall, is a room full of historical items and memories. It could possibly be one of the best kept secrets of...

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I-W students participate in band, choral festivals

I-W junior high and high school band members participated in a band festival on March 18 (photo/submitted). Riva Sharples | Writer On March 18 and 19, Irene-Wakonda band and music students attended two different area festivals.Monday, March 18, I-W band students...

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Irene-Wakonda celebrates Prom 2024

Seniors Jake Wolfswinkel and Elsey Thompson were crowned Prom 2024 King and Queen during I-W’s Grand March on Saturday, March 23 (photo/Riva Sharples). Riva Sharples | Writer Cold temperatures and the threat of severe weather didn’t dampen the mood at this year’s Prom...

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Dates announced for swimming lessons in Wakonda

Riva Sharples | Writer Friends of the Wakonda Pool and the Town of Wakonda have announced the schedule for swimming lessons this summer. One session of lessons will be held at the Wakonda Pool this summer in the mornings June 17-20 and June 24-27.Registration is now...

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High fire danger has volunteers on overtime

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor The warnings are everywhere, in this paper, on the news, on social media…dry conditions and high winds are creating dangerous conditions for fires. Ignoring those warnings not only puts our residents and property at risk, but our first...

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South Dakotans gather in Florida for a picnic for 70 years

The SD Picnic Club gathered in Florida for a delicious pot-luck meal and some fun South Dakota stories. Conducting the meeting is June Clark, President of the club and the SD State Flag can be seen in the back ground. (photo/submitted) Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor...

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Weekly Commissioners meeting March 26, 2024

Monique R. Hurtado | Writer The meeting began with Highway Superintendent Kent Austin coming before the commissioners to discuss the approval of a driveway application. The application as approved.Interim Jamie Buteyn came before the commissioners to discuss the 2015...

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Swan Lake Wind Farm project proposed for Turner County

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, proposes to construct the Swan Lake Wind Project (Project) in Turner and Yankton Counties, South Dakota. The proposed project would involve construction of a 248-megawatt (MW) wind farm generating...

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Hall indicted on three counts of second-degree murder

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor A press conference held in Sioux Falls last week, on Friday, shed some light on the ongoing investigation into the Hayden Hall case. Many in Turner County have been waiting for some sort of information on the charges to be brought...

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‘Tension rises during meeting of Chancellor Town Board

President and Finance Officer resign Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor Another meeting is held in Chancellor, but residents once again walk away frustrated and confused. Many are questioning discrepancies in the legal notices published and the impact it will have on...

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Skeletons in the closet come to light

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor A recent article released by the South Dakota Searchlight website focused on complaints from the public regarding law enforcement officers misconduct. While the article focused on issues statewide, it shed light on a couple of...

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