2020-08-06 E-Edition

Herreid Area Housing plan to build twin home is underway

The Herreid Area Housing Development Corporation (HAHD) was recently awarded a South Dakota Housing Development Authority- Housing Opportunity Fund (SDHDA-HOF) award in the amount of $249,840 for the construction of a twin home in Herreid. The award is a 20- year forgivable, zero percent interest loan that requires no principal or interest payments over the life of the loan if […]

SD Dept. of Ag issues statement on unsolicited seeds from China

There have been nationwide reports of packages from China containing unsolicited seeds. Unsolicited seeds may contain invasive species, introduce diseases to native plants or be harmful to livestock. “The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has received reports of unsolicited seeds being mailed to South Dakotans,” said Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden. “We’re not sure the intent behind this activity, but […]

Purple Heart Recognition Day August 7

At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed Friday, Aug. 7, as “Purple Heart Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who are recipients of the Purple Heart Medal. The Purple Heart, our nation’s oldest military medal, is awarded to those service men and women who […]

Mom and Me swim program

A whole lot of smiles and a wee bit of crying goes on during the Mom and Me swimming, as the little ones get acclimated to the water with their moms and dads to help with the fun. Pictured at the Herreid City Pool are front row, left to right, Juan, Dalia and Mikala van der Merwe, Lisa and Riggins […]

The Prairie Doc

Kindness is the Best Medicine

My name is Joanie Holm. I am a certified nurse practitioner in Brookings, South Dakota and I am the person fortunate to have been the life partner of the original Prairie Doc®, Richard P. Holm, M.D. Rick and I were married for 40 years before his passing in March of 2020. During those wonderful decades together, if I could point […]

BBB study finds government impostor scams prey on fear during pandemic

One of the most common scams in the U.S. today involves callers pretending to be government officials. Some claim to be tax officials and representatives from the Social Security Administration; others claim to be law enforcement officers and threaten legal consequences. All of them use fear and intimidation to trick victims into turning over personal information or money, often in […]

Tickets on sale now for 2020 South Dakota State Fair

Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 South Dakota State Fair. Tickets for the grandstand events and general gate admission passes can be purchased on the State Fair website at www.sdstatefair.com, over the phone at (866) 605-3247, or at the State Fair ticket office located at the Nordby Exhibit Hall, 1060 3rd Street Southwest in Huron, South Dakota. Grandstand […]

Area preschool children to be screened by Oahe Special Education Cooperative

The Oahe Special Education Cooperative (OSEC), working in conjunction with member districts, will conduct preschool screenings for all children ages 2 ½ to 5 ½ years. The screenings will provide parents and the school districts with information about the child’s educational development. The districts are Herreid and Eureka. There are a variety of ways to discover if a child has […]

Virtual Crisis Care Program gives South Dakota law enforcement 24/7 access to mental health expertise

Technology will provide South Dakota law enforcement and court services officers with access to mental health expertise in the midst of a crisis, irrespective of the time or place, thanks to $1 million in pilot funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Under the Virtual Crisis Care pilot program, mental health professionals will assist law enforcement […]