Strong cattle prices expected to continue into 2013 market year

The cattle industry for the 2012 year was very good with record high prices. The outlook for 2013 looks very good also for those who have livestock to sell. Herreid Livestock Market Co-Manager Joe Vetter said it was a good year to be in the livestock auction business. “We had good prices, good quality cattle and people were happy. The […]

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Blood drive planned at Herreid Community Center on Jan. 17

A blood drive will be held in Herreid on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 1-6 p.m. The blood drive will be held at the Herreid Community Center. Generally, most healthy people 16 or older (a minor consent form must be signed by a parent) and weigh at least 110 pounds may donate. There are quite a few people who do not […]

Switch to electronic federal payments before March 1

Individuals who still receive a paper check for their Social Security or other federal benefit payments will need to make a change in the near future. By law, they are required to switch to an electronic payment option by March 1, 2013. It’s fast, easy and free to sign up for either direct deposit or the Direct Express® Debit MasterCard®card […]

Midweek Message

The Kingdom of God to Come in Grace

What is the most desolate place on earth? Kerguelen Island, also know as “Desolation Island”, has no airstrips and no population of people. In order to get there the trip requires a six-day boat trip. Another desolate place is Tristan da Cunha. This place is considered to be the most remote place in the world. The reason why is because […]

Sen. Brown Reports

2013 Legislative Session As we all begin to replace our previous year’s calendars, the next session of the South Dakota legislature is ready to commence. There have been some changes to this district. Hyde County is now a part of the Pierre district. District 23 has changed its boundaries to include Hand County, Leola and the rest of McPherson County, […]

Rep. Hoffman Reports

LEGISLATIVE QUESTIONAIRE: 1. What do you think needs to happen at the legislature this year? For every legislator who started his or her tenure in the legislature in 2009 this will be the first year we will be operating with a positive cash flow able to fund any special interest projects without taking money from reserves or stimulus money to […]

“Ask A CPA” call-in program scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17

The South Dakota CPA Society is once again sponsoring “ASK A CPA,” a call-in program to give the public an opportunity to ask a certified public accountant (CPA) about business and personal tax matters, planning for yearend, general business and accounting issues, referrals and other financial concerns. The event takes place Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6-8 p.m.(CST). In addition to […]

NSU’s next Northern Bound Day is Jan. 18

Northern State University invites students to visit campus on the first Northern Bound Day of 2013. Northern Bound Day will be 1-5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18. Northern Bound Day is a day to get to know NSU and tour the campus. Admissions representatives will answer any questions about admissions and financial aid. Students will also meet the director of […]

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