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February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Sports

Live local high school basketball coverage will air on Saturday

Valley Telecommunications will be broadcasting live coverage of local high school basketball games from the 2016 Highmore Action Club Classic on Saturday, Feb. 6, in Highmore. More...

Potter County edges Lady Tigers

The Lady Tigers struggled to connect from the field again when they matched up with the Potter County Battlers on Monday, Jan. 25. The Tigers shot only 29 percent from the field and fell to the Battlers, 40-36. More...

H-S Area hangs on to beat Panthers

By Wendy Thorstenson The Lady Wolverines hung on for a 44-40 win over Timber Lake in Selby on Thursday, Jan. 28. More...

Editor's Page

From the Heartland…

The heartland is in for more mild weather this week with highs between 24 and 37 degrees, lows between 9 and 19 degrees and only a slight mention of snow showers early next week. Most of the snow should be melted by the end of the week. More...

Political Cartoon

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Comments on Congress

What It Will Take to Address Income Inequality

When the history of this year’s presidential campaign is written, one of its more remarkable features will be that candidates of both parties feel it necessary to talk about income inequality. Surely that makes this a watershed moment. More...

Community

Mobile Food Pantry set

Pastor Ramona Hayes of Peace Lutheran in Herreid and Pollock Lutheran is pictured at a recent Mobile Food Pantry. The Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Herreid Community Center on Thursday, Feb. More...

Menus

Pollock Nutrition Site Monday, February 8— Beef stew, buttermilk biscuits, salad and sherbet. Tuesday, February 9— Roast pork, baked potato, sour cream, coleslaw, molasses cookie and whole wheat bread. More...

64th Annual South Dakota Picnic set for Feb. 28 for Lakeland, Fla.

The 64th Annual South Dakota Picnic will be held Sunday, Feb. 28, at Lakeland, Fla., 1510 Ariana St. (Clubhouse at Woodbrook Estates). More...

Vander Vorst named Spirit Coach of the Year by SD High School Coaches Assn.

After filling the role of dedicated coach’s wife for 21 years, Kaye Vander Vorst of Herreid applied to fill the open cheer coach position for the Herreid-Selby Area Wolverines this past year. More...

Mobridge Rodeo Association Grandstand Gala set for Feb. 20

The Second Annual Mobridge Rodeo Association Grandstand Gala is once again rolling and will be here very soon. It will be held on Feb. 20 at the Mobridge Moose Lodge. More...

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Top News

What Medicaid expansion could mean to some South Dakota families

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, the State of South Dakota decided not to expand the Medicaid program. However, now that the S.D. More...

Sobriety checkpoints planned for February

The South Dakota Highway Patrol has released its list of sobriety checkpoints planned for February. Sobriety checkpoints are held in different counties statewide each month by the Highway Patrol. More...

South Dakotans traveling to tropics should be aware of Zika virus

South Dakotans traveling to the American tropics and sub-tropics should use mosquito repellent to prevent mosquito bites and protect themselves from the Zika virus, the Department of Health said. More...

Columns

Made With Love

I know the weather doesn’t seem like it is winter but, sharing soup recipes this week. Have a good week! More...

SDSU Pierre Regional Center

Soil Health Workshop Scheduled for Mitchell, February 18th Mitchell will be the location of the third in a series of soil health workshops being held across South Dakota this winter. More...

Rep. Cronin Reports

Greetings from Pierre!! Things are in full swing now, committees are churning out bills the floors are debating bills and the Capitol is full of people every day. More...

Ag News

Stockgrowers bring Gov. Daugaard’s attention to cattle market swings

South Dakota Stockgrowers Association President Bill Kluck sent a letter this week to bring Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s attention to the impacts of market fluctuations in the cattle market and its potential impact on economic activity in the state. More...

Weather

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Letters

Readers Write

It's time again to renew the Pioneer. Nice to read the Campbell County news. Thanks, Phyllis VolzkeAberdeen, SD More...

Obituaries

Slocum, 68

Dr. Edward “Ed” Arthur Slocum, 68, of Eagle Butte died Jan. 18, 2016, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls from complications after a short hospital stay. As per Ed’s wishes, a family memorial will be held at a later date. More...

Fleming, 69

Cheryl M. Fleming, 69, of Sturgis died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at St. Francis ofAssisi Catholic Church in Sturgis. Cheryl Mary (Meisner) Fleming was born on Nov. More...

Hehn, 90

Alvena L. Hehn, 90, of Pollock died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the Strasburg Care Center in Strasburg. The Funeral Service for Alvena was held Thursday, Jan. 28, at Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Floyd Haan officiating. More...