2021-05-06

2021-05-06 E-Edition

M-P students win National FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge


A group of eighth-grade students from Mobridge- Pollock Middle School were honored Monday, April 26, for scoring the highest percentage on a national FBI online exam. The MPMS students won the National FBI Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS) award in the small school category for the month of March 2021. These students scored 94.17 percent to beat out every other participating […]

Road work ongoing

The Campbell County highway department has been working on narrowing, reshaping and graveling various roads in the county. This picture was taken on the Artas road just north of Herreid. The county crew is also working on a road four miles south of Mound City. Other plans include reshaping and graveling the one mile of road north of Pollock to […]

Herreid School Board sets wages, discusses wrestling at meeting

The Herreid School Board set wages for administration and classified staff at a special meeting on Monday,April 26. Following discussion about administrative salaries, the board moved to offer administrative contracts to CEO Lance Vander Vorst and Business Manager Wayne Hanson. The salary for Vander Vorst was set at $73,315. Based on advice from the school auditors, his salary now also […]

Herreid Elementary Concert set for May 6

The Herreid Elementary Concert will be held on Thursday, May 6, starting at 7 p.m. The first part of the concert will consist of small ensembles performing their favorite songs. Following that will be the musical called “Summer Camp.” Songs included in the musical include “Summer Camp,” “The Morning Routine,” “I Want it All,” “Bugs on Parade” (featuring Army Ants, […]

Sen. Erbele’s electronic posting bill signed by Gov. Burgum

Years of work by Sen. Robert Erbele (R-Lehr) on legislation designed to improve relations between landowners and hunters culminated in the signing of Senate Bill 2144 by Gov. Doug Burgum on Wednesday, April 28. With the signing of SB 2144, North Dakota became the first state in the nation to allow electronic posting of private land, thus giving landowners another […]

May designated as South Dakota Foster Parent Appreciation Month

Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed May as Foster Parent Appreciation Month in South Dakota to thank foster families for all they do for children in need. “Foster parents step up when children have nowhere else to go, offering a safe, nurturing, and stable home during a difficult and emotional time,” said Department of Social Services (DSS) Cabinet Secretary Laurie Gill. […]

WIC Program announces new income guidelines effective May 3

The South Dakota Department of Health has released new income guidelines for the WIC Program effective May 3. WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provided at no cost to eligible moms, infants and children. Its goal is to offer education on healthy eating, nutrition and breastfeeding, make referrals to other services and […]

Campbell County Economic Dev. Update


We won more grants in April. The Larson Family Foundation approved our grant request for $3,000 to start the Clothing Bank / Food Pantry. The intention is to store dry food goods only and clothing for school aged children and disperse items as needed. Created in 1990, The Larson Family Foundation is a private, non-profit organization. It was established by […]

The Prairie Doc


Dear Moms, I See You By Jill Kruse, D.O. This has been an exhausting year for moms. Last spring, we had no idea we would still be dealing with this pandemic a year later. It presented difficult decisions, such as in-person school or remote learning, how to work from home while caring for children, or how to pay the bills […]