2021-10-07

2021-10-07 E-Edition

Herreid Homecoming Royalty

The Herreid School District held their Homecoming activities the week of Sept. 25- Oct. 1, with Coronation on Sept. 25. The 2021 Homecoming Queen was Paige Hall and King was Trevor Sayler. Other members of the Royal Court were, from left, Angel Mills, Maggie Neeley, Bella Brandner, Layla Haar, Ryan Jochim and Trey Sayler. The grade attendants were Eliana Parisien […]

Mitzel is honored as Assisted Living Administrator of the Year

The South Dakota Health Care Association (SDHCA), which represents Long Term Care Centers across South Dakota, held its 70th Annual Fall Convention Sept. 21-23 in Sioux Falls. Several South Dakota individuals were recognized and honored at the Fall Convention Awards Presentation for their exceptional service and dedicated commitment to the long term care profession. They included: • Assisted Living Administrator […]

SD Historical Society Foundation celebrates ‘Archives Month in SD’

Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed October as Archives Month in South Dakota. “Archives Month is celebrated nationally every year in October as a time to highlight the importance of archives, or historical records,” said State Archivist Chelle Somsen. “Archives Month is a great opportunity to explore the archives in your area and learn more about what they do and why […]

Those Wonderful Ringnecks


I began hunting pheasant at the age of 12 in 1952 in Yankton County on my Uncle Dick’s farm north of the Mayfield Store, north of Yankton. I shot one bird. I was hooked. I had a single shot 12-guage Stevens shotgun that my Uncle Bob in Sioux City had given me. My Aunt Ella gave me a box of […]

State Fire Marshal urges public to celebrate Fire Prevention Week

South Dakota’s Fire Marshal is encouraging the public to spend a little more time thinking about fire safety. Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9. This year’s theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” and is designed to educate citizens, especially children, about the different sounds that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. “Those alarms can be one of the […]

Mental Health Memo

Every Month Should Be Substance Abuse Prevention Month

About the author: Austin Welker works as a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Chemical Dependency Treatment Supervisor at the South Dakota Human Services Center in Yankton, South Dakota. For a decade, October has been recognized as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. We’ve all seen news stories reporting issues related to substance abuse and asked questions like “How could somebody do that […]

The Prairie Doc

Alcoholism…Start the Conversation

Alcoholism, and addiction overall, isn’t a character flaw, or a weakness of self-control. It’s a disease. And, if you are like most of us, you’ve probably been affected by it. Maybe you struggle with alcohol consumption yourself or have a friend or family member who does. I rarely talk with anyone who doesn’t have a personal story about how addiction […]

A Second Helping

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

The October 3, 1996 issue featured recipes from Lee Brandner. Supper Salad 1 5 oz. package macaroni 1/2 cup celery 1/4 cup green onion 1/4 cup green pepper 1-2 cups cooked chicken Dressing: 1 cup mayo 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing 1 tsp. mustard 1 tsp. dill weed Salt Pepper Cook and drain macaroni. Add celery, green onion, green pepper, […]

Herreid Bingo winners

The Herreid Queen of Diamonds (QOD) Jackpot will be $11,540. You can purchase your QOD chances during the week at The Water Hole, as you need not be present to win. You can also purchase them by using PayPal, Zelle or Venmo to dickwerner_ 5@hotmail.com. The drawing will be broadcast live on “Herreid Queen of Diamonds” Facebook page around 9:15 […]