2019-02-14

Commission discusses proposed temporary zoning ordinances



The Campbell County Commission moved their regular monthly meeting to Monday, Feb. 4, due to some conflicts with the normal meeting date of Feb. 5. The main topic of discussion was the proposed temporary zoning ordinances and the upcoming public hearing scheduled for Feb. 7 at the Herreid Community Center. Robert Salverson met with the commission concerning the proposed ordinances, […]

Fisherman brave frigid temps at Men’s Club Ice Fishing Tourney



Ninety-two teams braved frigid temperatures and blustery conditions to fish in the Pollock Men’s Club Ice Fishing Tournament held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9-10. The tourney was won by Brent and Brad Mareska with 16.48 lbs. of walleye. Second place went to Brent Reilley and Cory Sandmeier, who netted 15.66 lbs. The third place team, Tanner Sjomeling and Tony Munkvold, […]

Herreid School District is the recipient of $4,050 robotics grant



Herreid School District #10-1 has been selected to be a recipient of the 2019 Daniel Swets Robotics Materials Award (NASA SD Space Grant Consortium) in the amount of $4,050. The annual award is given in memory of the unprecedented enthusiasm and vision that Dr. Dan Swets, the founder of the South Dakota Robotics Association, brought to the state of South […]

Herreid Council sets new water rates, discusses sewer project



The Herreid City Council discussed water and sewer issues at their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 4. The council held the second and final reading of a new water rate ordinance. The new rates will be $26 for the first 3,000 gallons of water used per month, $3.60 per thousand for water use from 3,001 to 7,000 gallons, $4.10 […]

‘Sweetheart Bingo’ set for Thursday, Feb. 14



The Herreid Improvement Committee will be hosting a special “Sweetheart Bingo” this Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, at The Water Hole in Herreid. The first 25 female bingo players will receive a free Valentine’s Day flower, and there will be special drawings for other Valentine’s gifts at the conclusion of bingo for all bingo players. The committee will also announce […]

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Legislators urged to move forward on industrial hemp legislation



South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) is strongly encouraging South Dakota’s legislative body to continue discussions on House Bill 1191, which legalizes raising industrial hemp across the state. The 2018 farm bill legalized growing industrial hemp at the federal level, now it’s up to individual states to determine if they will legalize it or not. “This is a timely issue that […]

Pollock Town Board approves purchase of new overhead doors



The Pollock Town Board dealt with several maintenance issues when they met Wednesday, Feb. 6. Travis Vetsch, maintenance man, reported back to the board on the cost of replacing the overhead garage door on the city shop building and one overhead door on the bus shed. Overhead Door Co. of Brown County quoted $6,050 for the shop door and $1,950 […]

Presidents’ Day closings



In observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday, Feb. 18, several area businesses will be closed. All government offices are closed for the day, including the NRCS office and the Campbell County Courthouse in Mound City and all area post offices. Other businesses closed for the day include both the Herreid and Pollock branches of the Campbell County Bank and Valley […]

The Prairie Doc

Those Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

The phone rang, and I answered it because the call was from a nearby community. No big surprise that the caller was obviously not from anywhere near, and the caller was asking for a donation for some organization in which I had no interest. I said, in a kindly tone, “No thank you,” and hung up. They will never end […]