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May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

SD State Board adopts new content standards in three areas

The South Dakota Board of Education adopted new content standards in science, fine arts and educational technology recently. Standards provide a road map for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level, K-12. More...

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SDSU Pierre Regional Center

The 2015 Wheat Crop

2015 has been challenging for many wheat growers. It is somewhat of a miracle to actually see that quite a few wheat fields around the area are still alive and thriving to some degree. More...

Editor's Page

From the Heartland…

Rain showers will be frequent in the coming week, according to the forecast, and temperatures should zigzag between 49 degrees at night to the mid-70s during the day. More...

Political Cartoon

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That’s Life

The unforgotten

The intoxicating smell of fresh cut spring grass permeates the senses. Hand shears trim close to the granite markers, wreaths are laid at the graves. American flags adorn other graves.Ahandkerchief polishes the stone and sweeps away time. We pause. More...

Churches

Church Activities

Herreid Assembly of God The Herreid Assembly of God Church will be having a service at the Herreid Apartments, Sunday May 31st at 7 pm. We will do some singing and a short devotional will be shared. Come and join us. More...

Letters

Keeping COOL under pressure

Summer meals for many begin on the grill. What if I told you the sanctity of throwing a burger or steak on the grill is under attack?And, this attack is specifically directed at your rights as a consumer? More...

Obituaries

Heim, 49

Valerie Horner Heim, 49, of Strasburg died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Linton Hospital after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. More...

Aman, 87

Calvin A. Aman, 87, of Aberdeen died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center with his family by his side. More...

Vander Vorst, 54

Catherine “Cathy” Vander Vorst, 54, of Gettysburg died Friday, May 22, 2015, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls. The Funeral Service for Cathy will be 10:30 a.m. More...

Community meeting in Pollock will discuss housing issues

A community meeting to discuss housing issues will be held in the Pollock Community Center on Thursday, June 11. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Pollock Memorial Day

Thane Davis, center, led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Memorial Day Program held at the Pollock Community Center. More...

Odd El Nino partially responsible for extra moisture in South Dakota

Since the beginning of May, precipitation conditions across South Dakota have changed generally for the better, becoming quite wet in certain areas of state, said Dennis Todey, SDSU Extension Climate Specialist and South Dakota Climatologist. More...

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Sports

Yellowjackets compete at State Tourney

The Herreid Yellowjackets tied for 12th at the 2015 Class B Boys Golf tournament. They shot 299 on Monday and 281 on Tuesday for a 580. Kimball/White Lake also shot a 580. The tournament was played at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton. More...

M-P Lady Tigers claim Region 6A Track and Field Title, boys take third

The Lady Tigers were crowned Region 6A Track and Field champs Thursday, May 21, as they edged the Miller Rustlers by one point. The meet was held in Miller, and the Tigers racked up 137 points to Millers’ 136. More...

Herreid-Selby Area Wolverines add state competitors during region action

Logan Schaefbauer added the shot put to his list of events to participate in at the state track meet and the girls team qualified one more relay as Herreid-Selby Area competed at the Region 2B track meet in Gettysburg on Thursday, May 21. More...

Ag News

Farmers need to certify conservation compliance by June 1

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA Service Center by June 1. More...

SDSU Extension offers online and hands-on food preservation courses

SDSU Extension recently modified its Food Preservation Mentor Program. What was a day-long course now includes online self-study courses and a half-day of hands-on canning with SDSU Extension staff. More...

SD Center for Farm/Ranch Management reports value of production decrease

The value of production for most crops on farms participating with the SD Center for Farm/Ranch Management showed a decrease in 2014. Despite somewhat higher yields than last year, the drop in value per bushel created 15 to 25 percent less value. More...

Community

DARE program presented at Herreid School by area County Sheriffs

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) was held Thursday, May 14, at the Herreid School Gym. More...

DARE ESSAY

DARE (drug, abuse, resistance, and education) shows us how to make good decisions, and how to stay away from drugs. An officer comes in and tells us how to stay away from drugs, ways to communicate better, and what drugs can do to us. More...

D.A.R.E. Report

Did you know drugs can give you brain, oral, lung, heart, and liver problems. Dare is a very good education about how drugs can effect the body, but Dare is not just about life but about life situations. More...