January 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

White Christmas

There were several foggy days the week before Christmas, and it decorated trees and other things in a beautiful white coat. This picture was taken along SD Hwy 1804 south of Pollock. More...

Special Sections

Sports

YTC Weekly

Due to the Christmas holiday there was no column last week, so we’ll start by going back to December 17th to begin with past scores. More...

Lady Wolverines breeze past Edmunds Central in YTC action Dec. 22

The Lady Wolverines overcame multiple injuries and illnesses and coasted to an 80-22 conference win over Edmunds Central in Selby on Friday, Dec. 22. More...

S-Z Clippers fall to H-SA

Herreid-Selby Area improved their record to 4-0 by defeating Strasburg-Zeeland 49-29 at Herreid on Monday, Dec. 17. More...

Editor's Page

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From the Heartland…

Having to write this column in advance forces one to have to guess on the weather forecast rather than to rely heavily on science. It’s likely to be cold with a little snow in the coming week. More...

That’s Life

The Goat Died

Editor’s note: Tony Bender is taking a holiday break, recovering from a cranberry-related ailment. Here’s one of our favorites from 2003. More...

Churches

Midweek Message

“Hallowing the Name of God by us and through us” More...

Community

Menus

Herreid Nutrition Site Pollock Nutrition Site Monday, Dec. 31—Tater tot hotdish, green beans, grape juice, sour cream apple pie square and whole wheat bread. More...

Meetings

Herreid Economic Development Corp. More...

Santa Claus makes his annual stop in Herreid

Santa Clause arrived in Herreid on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 23, to greet many young children at the Herreid Community Center. More...

Pollock Community Foundation donation

The Pollock Community Foundation recently presented a $1,400 donation to the Pollock Men’s Club. More...

School meal standards change, allow more grains and proteins

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced recently that they will be lifting the previously imposed limits on how much protein and grains could be served to students in one week. More...

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Top News

Pheasant hunting memories last a lifetime

Editor’s note. The following article was written by Chris Nelson of Pierre. He is the son of Steve Nelson and Kay (Bootsma) Johnson of Pierre, and the grandson of Sid and Irene Bootsma. More...

Holiday Open House

Gordon Quaschnick, Dick Senftner and Dianne Quaschnick enjoy the spread of cookies, coffee, cider and pop provided during the open house held at Baumann’s Service on Wednesday, Dec. 19. More...

Prairie Pioneer’s Year in Review features highlights from 2012

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Columns

Westfield

Sincere sympathy is extended to the Peterson, Hanson and Moser families, relatives and friends. More...

Made With Love

I hope everyone had a great Holiday and now, I guess, this week I will share the “D” (Diet) recipes. I know we are all guilty of eating way too much over the holidays, so figured I’d start the new year off with lighter recipes. More...

Mound City

Jerry Bossert of Eureka came to getArlene Bossert on Christmas Day. Arlene was a dinner and supper guest at the Jerry and Ivy Bossert home. Jerry, Ivy and Casey brought Arlene home that evening. More...

Ag News

Drought diets: corn silage inclusion

Due to the dry summer conditions and lack of hay supply, many cattle producers are implementing more corn silage into their feed rations than they have in the past. More...

Forums to discuss future livestock production

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension will hold forums across the state to discuss South Dakota’s vision for livestock production this January through March. More...

USDA has invested more than $458 million in rural South Dakota

South Dakota’s rural communities have received over $458.7 million in USDA Rural Development funding in federal fiscal year 2012, completed on Sept. 30. More...

Letters

NRA, the clip is in your gun

As a supervised gun owner at age 12 and active former hunter something is wrong when society cannot get a handle on the amount of bullets a gun clip can store. More...

Obituaries

Hanson, 70

Roger G. Hanson, 70, of Pollock, S.D., died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. The funeral service for Roger was held Thursday, Dec. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pollock Lutheran Church in Pollock with Pastor Ramona Hayes officiating. More...

Peterson, 39

Douglas W. Peterson, 39, of Pollock, S.D., died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in the Linton Hospital. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, at the Pollock School and Community Center with the Rev. Floyd Haan officiating. More...

Martin, 76

Claire Martin, 76, of Aberdeen, S.D., died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Aberdeen Health and Rehab. The funeral service for Claire Martin was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory, with the Rev. More...