2021-02-04

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Morning brunch

The wildlife in the area has been enjoying the relatively mild conditions so far this winter. The month of January, which is normally the coldest of the year, was mild with temperatures generally above average all month. In addition there was no major snowfall in the area. That is going to change, however, as February is forecast to begin with […]

Drought conditions continue to deteriorate across South Dakota

South Dakotans’ apprehension of an impending drought has been growing, and rightfully so, says Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension State Climatologist. According to the latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate outlook, there will be minimal moisture reprieve in the months to come. The U.S. Drought Monitor map released Jan. 21 shows over 60 percent of the state in Moderate (D1) […]

EITC Awareness Day: Tax credit gives significant refund boost to millions

The Internal Revenue Service and partners across the nation remind taxpayers about the Earned Income Tax Credit today on “EITC Awareness Day” 2021. The IRS and partners nationwide urge people to check to see if they qualify for this important credit. “This year marks the 15th annual EITC Awareness Day,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “For more than 45 years, […]

COVID-19 cases tick up in county, vaccinations also on the increase

Following a high mark on Sept. 30, the number of known COVID-19 cases in Campbell County had been on a steady downward spiral, with no new cases reported from Jan. 9 through Jan. 20. Unfortunately, that trend has been reversed and the county has recorded 10 new cases in the past nine days. There was one new case on Jan. […]

Retirement gift

Ruth Borr, right, accepts her retirement gift of an engraved clock from Amanda Hanson, left. Ruth retired from the Campbell County Bank, Pollock Branch on Jan. 31 after 48 years of employment there. She started at the bank on May 1, 1973. After graduation from Pollock High School with the Class of 1969, she attended the National College of Business […]

University epidemiologists debunk myths related to COVID-19 vaccine

Epidemiologists at South Dakota Mines say misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine currently circulating on the internet may frighten some people away from becoming inoculated. Dr. Elizabeth Racz, MPH, says falsehoods include the accusation that corners were cut in development of this vaccine. “On the contrary,” Racz says. “The Food and Drug Administration’s decision to grant the emergency use authorization for […]

Sanford Lab invites community to ‘Deep Talks: How low can you go?’

Under a mile of rock, in a clean room, behind a thick shield of lead brick, detectors made of germanium crystals listen carefully for near-imperceptible signals of radioactivity. No, it’s not science fiction; it’s the low background counting facility at Sanford Underground Research Facility (Sanford Lab). And this February, you’re invited to take a virtual tour of this subatomic laboratory […]

Campbell County Economic Dev. Update


It’s a New Year and in the world of economic development that means grant programs are open to submit applications to. The top priorities are finding grant funds for our fire departments. We were successful last year in securing funds with a couple of programs and we hope to do it again in 2021. The FEMA Firefighters Assistance fund is […]

A Second Helping

A collection of recipes from 25 years ago in ‘Irene’s Kitchen Korner’

The February 1, 1996 issue featured recipes from Crystal Michaels and Irene Kusler. Wheat Salad Cook 1 1/2 cups of uncooked wheat for 1 1/2 hours, drain and cool. Then sprinkle 2 3 1/2 oz. boxes of vanilla pudding over 8 ozs cream cheese. Stir in 3 Tbsps. of lemon juice and 1 Tbsp. of lemon rind. Add 1 20 […]