We want to extend our Christian sympathy to the Gladys Seymour family who passed away on July 3. Ken and Heather Hollaar from Crestwood, IL were Wednesday morning and dinner guests of Ernest and Carol Dykema. Ken is the son of Lois and the late Bud Hollaar. On July 4th, Judy Van Beek of Bismarck and Dave Dykema of Alma, […]

Mono-Slope Research Project Webinar scheduled July 19

Cattle feeders interested in learning more about confinement systems can tune into the July 19, 2013 webinar where SDSU Extension faculty as well as other researchers will discuss the Mono-Slope Research Project. The webinar runs from 1:30 p.m. CDT to 2:30 p.m. “There is growing interest in feeding cattle in confinement buildings for a multitude of reasons – performance advantages, […]

Tractor Guard launched in United States

Glass breakage in agriculture and the construction industry is a major problem, often leading to unexpected expense and down time in replacing windshield glass. Now there is a simple, costeffective solution – TRACTOR GUARD! Launched for the first time in the United States by U. S. Farm Innovations, Tractor Guard provides an affordable, durable and hassle-free solution to virtually eliminate […]

Begin Scouting for English Grain Aphids in South Dakota Wheat Fields

The English grain aphid, Sitobion avenae, has been found in eastern and central South Dakota in high numbers on wheat. This is a relatively large aphid, about 1/10 of an inch long, light green to brown with black antennae, and clearly visible black cornicles. It is a known vector of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus, (BYDV) but the major damage to […]

Annual STEER barbecue set for July 20

On Saturday evening, July 20th, at 5:00 PM, The Browns will present a program at the Annual Beef Barbecue sponsored by STEER, Inc. The Browns have been touring across the United States since the group began its full-time ministry thirteen years ago. This year they received the prestigious honor of Top 10 Mixed Group of the Year for the fourth […]


John and Betty Van Beek attended the Mobridge parade and rodeo on July 3. On July 4, John Van Beek attended the Westfield parade. John and Betty Van Beek left Friday, July 5 for Pierre. They were hosts for the Pearl and Jake Schoon family reunion. The reunion was held at the Ramkota. Gregg, Jeff and Michael Van Beek assisted […]


Monday afternoon, Ken and Heather Hollaar of Crestwood, IL arrived at the home of Eldon and Twylah Hollaar. Ken is the son of Bud and Lois Hollaar. Tuesday, Ken and Heather Hollaar and Eldon andTwylah Hollaar drove through the Hull area where Bud and Lois were born and raised, stopping to visit Jim Hollaar, had noon lunch at the home […]

Westfield celebrates the 4th of July

Mound City

Dean and Nancy Johnson and Michael, Campbell and Travis Boddicker of Pierre went to Spearfish last Friday. Rick and Angie Boddicker of Pierre met them there on Friday evening. On Saturday, they all attended the Jamie Maher-Katlin Stensland wedding. The Boddicker family returned home on Sunday and Dean and Nancy returned home on Monday. Dean and Nancy attended the parade […]

State Wildlife Poster Contest winners announced

The six winners of the local Wildlife Week Poster Contest sponsored by the Lake Campbell Wildlife Club of Mound City were entered in the State Poster Contest at Pierre recently. The results of the state judging are: Grade One – Sophia Ritter – 2nd Place. Grade Two – Chase Gilmore – Honorable Mention. Grade Three – Daniel Jones – Honorable […]