July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Consumers targeted in phone scam which uses the IRS name

Tax season may be over, but that has not stopped scammers from continuing to pose as IRS officials and making calls threatening jail time and loss of property. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Couples fishing tournament

Big Daddy’s Bar held its 1st Annual Couples Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 26. More...

Columns

Years Ago

100 Years AgoPrairie PicayuneJuly 9, 1914 It looks very much as if Campbell County will have as good a harvest this year as she has ever had. The crop conditions in this vicinity are splendid. More...

Made With Love

Everyone enjoys a refreshing treat during the summer months so; enjoy these homemade Popsicle treats whether young or old. Have a great week to all! More...

SDSU Pierre Regional Center

Protecting Pollinators

It has become fairly commonplace in the news to hear about protecting pollinators and the importance of pollinators in food production. More...

Ag News

August, early fall climate outlook

Cooler than average temperatures are expected to persist through August in northern South Dakota, according to the latest climate outlook from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. More...

USDA reminds farmers of 2014 Farm Bill conservation compliance changes

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants to remind producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill requires them to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026). More...

Interactive map is now available for SDSU research projects

A new interactive map gives South Dakota agriculture producers an opportunity to closely follow research and development occurring at SDSU Field Stations and on-farm studies, explained Dave Clay, Professor of Soil Science at South Dakota State Univer More...

Obituaries

Schnabel, 86

Johnnie G. Schnabel, 86, of Eureka died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Avera Eureka Health Care Center. The Funeral Service for Johnnie was Tuesday, July 29, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Eureka, with Pastor Lucinda Haak and the Rev. More...

Lohn, 86

Viola Lohn, 86, of Aberdeen and formerly of Mobridge died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen. The Funeral Service for Viola was Saturday, July 26, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mobridge. More...

Olson, 71

David Olson, 71, of Sun City, Ariz., died Wednesday, July 2, 2014. More information will be included in a future edition of the Prairie Pioneer. More...

WEB Water System officials meet with Pollock area users

A group of over 20 individuals attended a meeting Tuesday evening, July 22, at the Pollock Community Center to discuss issues concerning the WEB Water System water service in the area. More...

CC Economic Development among entities to receive grant funding

USDARural Development has announced the selection of 48 community-based organizations in 26 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for Rural Community Development Initiative grants to promote economic growth through rura More...

Pollock Visitor and Interpretive Center receives quilt donation; displays ties

The Pollock Visitor and Interpretive Center recently received the donation of a quilt made in 1911. More...

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Top News

Consumers have saved a total of $9 billion on health insurance premiums

US Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced that consumers have saved a total of $9 billion on their health insurance premiums since 2011 as a result of the Affordable Care Act. More...

Blood drive held July 11 in Pollock

A total of 14 people volunteered to donate blood, and 12 were able to give during Pollock’s blood drive. More...

Grandma’s Kuchen is winner at ND State Fair

Fairgoers chose their favorite kuchen and snack sticks in taste testings at the 26th annual Pride of Dakota- KMOT Day at the 2014 North Dakota State Fair in Minot. More...

Editor's Page

From the Heartland…

This week’s weather report has predictions of highs between 82 and 87 degrees, not bad for the first week of August, and lows from 56 to 62 degrees, thus making for another week when the windows can be open at night. More...

Political Cartoon

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That’s Life

The psychology of facebook

You may have noticed the photo accompanying my newspaper column rarely changes. The mostcurrent one is about three years old. I’ve dropped a few pounds since then, but my beard is grayer, so it’s wash. More...

Calendar

Area Happenings

Great Plains Christian Women The Great Plains Christian Women will present “A Visit to the Holy Land” by Bonnie Thorstenson on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 12 noon at the Clover Leaf Café in Selby. More...

Community

PHS Class of 1989

Members of the Pollock High School Class of 1989 gathered for their 25 year reunion during Pollock’s Dairy and Ag Days on July 12. More...

‘Our Legacy’ was Vikse Reunion theme

Descendants of the Knute and Milda Vikse family gathered on Lake Latoka near Alexandria, Minn., at the lake home of Paul and Lois Johnson for the 14th bi-annual reunion held Thursday, July 24, to Sunday, July 27. More...

Student supply list 2014-15 for Freeman-Davis Elementary and M-P Upper Elementary Schools

Kindergarten-*please labelsuppliesBook Bag (without wheels),Crayons 24-ct./ 3 boxes,Crayola markers 10-ct., 8count watercolor paints, 15Glue sticks, 1 bottle of liquidElmer’s Glue, Fiskars scissor10-#2 pencils, 2-big pinkerasers, 2 folders -vin More...