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November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans honored

Steve Volk, Jr., left, Commander of the Jacob A. More...

Special Sections

Sports

YTC Weekly

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YTC Weekly

The State Volleyball Tournaments will get underway Thursday at three different sites across the state. Aberdeen will host the B Tournament; Watertown will host the A Tournament and Yankton theAATournament. More...

Second place finish

The Herreid-Selby Area Wolverines Grade Boys Basketball team took second place in an invitational tournament played in Herreid on Saturday, Nov. 8. More...

Editor's Page

From the Heartland…

After a cold, snowy weekend, the forecast for the coming week is a little kinder and gentler with highs ranging from 17 to 30 degrees and lows between 0 and 17 degrees. In Sunday’s 10-day forecast, the chance of snow was pegged at 10 percent. More...

Political Cartoon

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Comments on Congress

What Makes A Strong Lobbyist

Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it’s lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in Washington. More...

Calendar

Area Happenings

Santa Claus Day in Pollock will be held Saturday, Dec. 13. A recent article in the Pioneer had incorrectly stated that it was set for Dec. 20. More...

Community

Westfield

Adrian Int Veldt was discharged from Sanford Hospital on Wednesday, November 5th, after having surgery for a ruptured appendix. His recovery is going well. Pastor Randy Cloud was in charge of the Sunday morning church service on November 9th. More...

Menus

Pollock Nutrition Site Monday, November 24— Cabbage roll, veggie, pears and cornmeal muffin. Tuesday, November 25— Cook’s Choice. More...

Meetings

Pollock Legion/Auxiliary More...

Herreid School Board agrees to upgrades

At the Monday, Nov. 10, Herreid School Board meeting, it was reported things are going well with the school year. More...

Front page format changes

Faithful readers of the Prairie Pioneer will notice a major change in the format of the front page for this week’s edition. More...

M-P Board discusses GPA; ACT test scores

Editor’s note. The following story was written by Katie Zerr of the Mobridge Tribune and is reprinted with their permission. More...

Passage of IM18 means new minimum wage

The minimum wage ballot issue approved Nov. 4 increases South Dakota’s hourly minimum wage for non-tipped employees from $7.25 to $8.50 per hour. It is effective Jan. 1, 2015. More...

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Top News

Know what winter weather terms mean

The winter wonderland that makes South Dakota so beautiful during the snowy months can also be life threatening. More...

It’s important to be prepared for storms

Winter storms, especially blizzards, can be very dangerous. Preparing before extremely cold, snowy weather occurs can save your life. Know what winter storm watches and warnings mean. More...

S.D. Board on Geographic Names to hold meeting in Pollock on Nov. 19

The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names (SDBGN) is holding its board meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Pollock Community Center. The purpose of the meeting is to review any additional comments on two geographic features. More...

Columns

SDSU Pierre Regional Center

Fall is a Good Time to Soil Sample

Fall can be the best time to sample soil to determine fertilizer needs for the next crop. More...

Years Ago

100 Years AgoPrairie PicayuneOctober 22, 1914 More...

Made With Love

I will share some more Thanksgiving recipes this week. Have a great week to all. Creamy Sweet Potatoes 5 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cooked More...

Ag News

iGrow is the go-to online source for research based information

Launched in 2011 by SDSU Extension, iGrow.org has quickly become South Dakotan's go-to source for unbiased, research-based information. More...

SDCA to hold 66th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Aberdeen Dec. 3-4

The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association (SDCA) will hold their 66th Annual Convention and Trade Show Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3-4, at the Aberdeen Ramkota Conference Center. More...

USDA reminds producers about Farm Bill programs and registration dates

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farm owners and producers that the opportunity to choose between the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), began Nov. More...

Letters

Readers Write

Going to try the onlineonly because paper doesn't get here for two of three weeks. Would much rather have the paper tho. Don & Joyce TisdallCastle Rock, Colo. More...

Obituaries

Bentz, 43

Daniel Bentz, 43, of LaMoure, N.D., died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at his home. The Funeral Service for Daniel was held Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Zoar Lutheran Church in LaMoure. More...

Tracy, 86

Milton “Pat” B. Tracy, 86, of Rapid City died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Golden Living Prairie Hills in Rapid City. More...