2020-03-05 E-Edition

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First sign of spring?

Water from Lake Pocasse had started to trickle over the causeway bridge north of Pollock in the Lake Oahe Reservoir when this picture was taken Friday, Feb. 28. A few migrating geese have been spotted in the area also. Except for a few exceptions, temperatures have mostly been normal or above normal since late January. In addition, there has not […]

Petitions filed for local openings, no elections will be necessary

It appears there will not be any elections in local communities or school districts this year. The deadline for filing petitions to run for these offices was Friday, Feb. 28. In the City of Herreid for the two-year terms, Paul Weisbeck filed in Ward I and Kim Rossow in Ward II. No one had filed from Ward III. Troy Fuehrer […]

South Dakota School of Mines epidemiologist talks coronavirus

In the wake of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions’ recent warnings on the spread of the COVID-19 (known as coronavirus), South Dakota School of Mines & Technology lecturer and epidemiologist Elizabeth Racz, Ph.D., MPH, advises people to be cautious and use common sense. “Don’t panic, but be prepared,” Racz says. “Protect yourself by sleeping well, eating well, keeping […]

Social media incident a chance to educate, make positive change

An action of a basketball player after the Mobridge-Pollock Tigers were defeated by his team Saturday, Feb.15, has created as an opportunity for change. After the game, an instant message posted by an opposing player on social media contained a racist slang pertaining to Native Americans. It was widely shared and has been the source of media stories and a […]

Campbell County Economic Dev. Update

February is grant research and writing month in the world of economic developers. Some grant programs are worth putting the effort into, other programs don’t materialize and others you just have to cut bait. The proposed scenic overview project has lost immediate support and will be placed on hold for now. The Vietnam Traveling Wall project continues to progress. I […]

BBB scam alert: robocall scammers are placing phony political calls

Between the political ads and the news coverage, the 2020 presidential election is impossible to ignore. But voters aren’t the only ones paying attention.According to recent BBB Scam Tracker reports, scammers are using phony political fundraising calls to trick Americans into “donating” to a favorite candidate. How the scam works You receive a robocall and answer the phone. It’s a […]

Clean air benefits of ethanol noted

Ethanol lowers carbon emissions by 40 percent and reduces the need for carcinogenic gasoline additives, according to South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke who made a presentation to the United Nations Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 6, 2020. “I shared how, through increased ethanol use, rural farmers can provide urban citizens with clean air and better health. And […]

Midweek Message

Lions, Lambs, Leprechauns, & Lent

March is an interesting month. We get caught up in the thoughts of spring. Is the month going to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb or the other way around? When is the appropriate time to do Spring cleaning? Some also look forward to St. Patrick’s Day, a time when everyone becomes Irish for a […]

Is your home aging-in-place ready

SDSU Extension and NDSU Extension will be hosting a free webinar entitled “How to stay in your home longer.” The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 11, at 12 noon CDT. Individuals will be able to participate from the comfort of their own home or during their lunch hour. Registration is required. “We know that older adults want to […]