2021-12-23 E-Edition

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New nativity scene

This Christmas nativity scene was set up in front of the Pollock Lutheran Church recently. The nativity scene is owned by a PLC member who loaned it to the church for the display. Bob Vetsch of Pollock made the items in the nativity scene. Thank you for reading our news. An active subscription is required is to view this content. […]

Area businesses plan closings for Christmas holiday season

In honor of the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, all government offices and several area businesses will either be closed or have special hours to allow their employees to spend time with their families. All area businesses and offices will be closed on both Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1, unless specifically […]

Area churches schedule special Christmas Services

Area churches are planning special church services as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Everyone is invited to attend the church of their choice during this joyous time of the year. Herreid St. Michael’s Catholic Church will have Christmas Eve Mass at 6:30 p.m. and Christmas Day Mass at 9:30 a.m. Their Christmas program will be held Sunday, Jan. […]

The Prairie Doc

Food Intolerance or Allergy…Which Is It?

Food intolerance and food allergy are common these days. When I was a kid, no one asked about nut allergies or gluten sensitivities when inviting you to a birthday party. You could bring homemade snacks to school. Peanuts were served to everyone on airplanes. Today, we are constantly reminded to be aware and take precautions to help prevent exposure for […]

Industrial arts and CTE classes discussed by Herreid School Bd.

The Herreid School Board received reports from CEO Lance Vander Vorst about his meeting with the Herreid Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) and a recent Wolverine sports cooperative meeting at their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 15. At the invitation of HEDC President Kevin Wientjes, Vander Vorste had attended a recent HEDC meeting to review the industrial arts and consumer […]

South Dakota reports first flu death of the 2021-22 season

The South Dakota Department of Health has reported the first influenza death of the 2021-2022 season. “Our sympathy is with the family. Their loss serves as a reminder to us all that influenza can be a very serious illness,” said Dr. Joshua Clayton, state epidemiologist for the department. “It is not too late to get vaccinated for this flu season, […]

Recognizing signs of depression are key to effectively treating it

Depression is one of the most common mood disorders in the United States, affecting thousands of South Dakotans each year. Although most people who struggle with depression do not die by suicide, having depression does increase the risk of suicide. Being aware of the signs and symptoms of depression is the first step to effectively treating it. “When depression feels […]

A Second Helping

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

The December 26, 1996 issue featured recipes from Vi Kost. Fudge Nut Bars 1 cup butter 2 eggs 2 1/2 cups sifted flour 1 tsp. salt 2 cups brown sugar 2 tsps. vanilla 1 tsp. soda 3 cups quick rolled oats Cream together butter and sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Stir in rolled […]


Monday, December 27– Ham and bean soup, sandwich, fruit. Tuesday, December 28– Fry bread, taco. Wednesday, December 29– Chicken drummies, potatoes, vegetable, dessert. Thursday, December 30– Ham, sweet potatoes, peas, whole wheat bread. Friday, December 31– Holiday, New Year’s Eve. Thank you for reading our news. An active subscription is required is to view this content. Please Login below or […]