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Havey Hertel Jr.: Volunteer EMT/Fire

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor This week’s Know Your Neighbor is inspired by celebrating the 50th anniversary of EMS Week.Many people have stepped up to volunteer to answer the call when help is needed, and this edition of the paper is dedicated to thanking them for...

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Centerville dog headed to Westminster Dog Show

Steve Hansen shows his Bracco Italiano Tanzee, who will be attending the Westminster Dog Show in New York City next week. (photo/Submitted) Renae Hansen | Writer Steve and Robin Hansen of Centerville will be attending the prestigious Westminster Dog Show in New York...

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Centerville girls break a 40 year record at “The Wood”

First place, class B, 4x400 relay team, (L-R) Izzie Eide, Emma Marshall, Lillie Eide, Emery Shubeck at Howard Wood with a time of 4:11.98. Crushing the 40 year old school record, and having a their names on the record boards! Congratulations ladies! Wow that race was...

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Think your kids are safe because you live in a small town?

Think again… Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor Recently, eleven men in Sioux Falls were charged with online sex crimes. The internet reaches far and wide, but when the person sitting behind the keyboard is in your back yard, it makes it just a little creepier.Many...

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Special Mother’s Day show at Gayville Hall Sunday

Riva Sharples | Writer Are you looking for a special way to celebrate Mother’s Day this year?Gayville Hall, the old-time music hall located in Gayville, SD, has the perfect solution. The hall will be hosting a Mother’s Day live music show on Sunday, May 12, at 2 p.m....

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I-W Fifth graders graduate from DARE

I-W fifth graders pose for a photo after their DARE graduation on April 23 (photo/submitted). Riva Sharples | Writer On April 23, 21 Irene-Wakonda Elementary School fifth grade students graduated from the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. For ten weeks,...

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I-W school secretaries retiring this spring

Riva Sharples | Writer Kim Johnston, secretary at I-W Elementary, will be retiring from the District at the end of this school year after 25 years of service (photo/Riva Sharples). The women on the front lines of the Irene-Wakonda School system – secretary Kim...

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I-W Elementary art and science fair held

Students Reagan, Gabriel, and Lucas pose in front of their display about penguins during Wednesday’s Art and Science Fair at I-W Elementary (photo/Riva Sharples). Riva Sharples | Writer The annual Irene-Wakonda Elementary Art and Science Fair was held on Wednesday,...

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I-W Variety Show a success

Joshua Hauck, Lucy Hansen, Mollie Ganschow, and Rose Smock perform “Yakety Sax” during Friday’s Variety Show (photo/Riva Sharples). Riva Sharples | Writer The 2024 Irene-Wakonda Variety Show, hosted by the I-W Music Department, was a great success. This year’s show,...

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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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