Features

Back to the books

The Tri-Valley Mustang students and staff hit the ground running on Monday, August 15, as they kicked off the first week of their 2022-2023 school year.

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Familiar face, new role

Derik Fossum as new Tri-Valley Intermediate Principal Sara Stadem | Editor As Tri-Valley (TV) heads into their 2022-2023 school year, a familiar face will be taking on a new role. Mr. Derik Fossum, who has previously taught 6th grade Math/ELA and Physical Education...

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And the new Principal is…

Chris Larson takes on new role Chris Larson will be the new Tri-Valley High School Principal for the 2022-2023 school year. His wife, Kristin, works as the Regional CTE Specialist with the Department of Education and his daughter, Kennedy, will be entering second...

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Giving back to those that give

Poker run benefit set for Struck family Ken and Dianne Struck were both diagnosed with cancer in 2021. Pictured is Ken and Dianne (front) and (left to right) their daughter, Carla and husband Jeffrey, daughter Tanya and husband Jerry, daughter Dawn and fiancé Tim and...

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Massage… a time for pampering or healing?

Benefits of massage therapy Kerri Brockhaus has been in the massage therapy career field for over 18 years and is the owner of Caring Touch Massage. (Photo/Abby Mitchell) Sara Stadem | Editor After a long week of work, a weekend sitting at ball games, or maybe a...

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Food, games and music time

Colton Country Days has arrived There are several events that community members are able to participate in or watch at the city park during Colton Country Days such as the Dakota Kids Pedal Pull, Chicken BINGO, water wars and more. (Photos/Sara Stadem) Sara Stadem |...

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Humboldt baseball diamond renamed in honor of local coach

Bob Needles (center) poses with his family at the Legion Tournament held in Humboldt on June 24. Before the game a ceremony was held renaming the field in his honor. (Photo/Abby Mitchell) Abby Mitchell | Staff Intern This past Friday, on June 24, the Hartford/Humboldt...

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Humboldt celebrates 10 years for town celebration

Community members were able to take in the parade during the Main Street Humboldt Bar Main Street Days in 2021 and the community will get to do it again this year for their 10-year anniversary. (Photos/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor It’s just around the corner, the...

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Wooden Nickel takes over senior meals in Hartford

Lori Anfinson (left) and Stacy Blow (right) prepare the food at Wooden Nickel for seniors in Crooks, Hartford and Humboldt. (Photo/Kari Jurrens) Sara Stadem | Editor As of June 1, the Wooden Nickel (WN) in Crooks has taken over the Senior Nutrition Meals for the...

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Progress continues throughout the city of Crooks

Construction signs, trailers, equipment and more can be seen throughout the community of Crooks as the community continues to grow with the new Tri-Valley School along with housing and light industrial developments. (Photos/Adie Stadem) Sara Stadem | Editor Despite...

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Graham retires after 32 years at West Central

Pam Graham retires from her administrative assistant position with West Central Hartford Elementary after 32 years. (Photo/Submitted) Marylou Nagel | Writer Pam Graham, administrative assistant at West Central Hartford Elementary, has retired after 32 years of service...

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Tuch retires from West Central after 23 years

Dave Tuch retires after 23 years teaching at West Central. Tuch will continue to coach cross country and track and continue drivers education during the summer. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor After 23 years teaching at the West Central School District (WCSD),...

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Crooks kicks off June with CCD

The parade for the CCD will take place on Saturday, June 4, at 10:30 am. There is no required entry and parade line up is at 9:30 am. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor Summer is upon us and so are the Crooks Community Days (CCD). For approximately 15 years,...

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Disaster strikes, communities pull together

The Tri-Valley School District took a big hit during the storm on Thursday night with roof damage, shattered windows and more. School was closed until Tuesday with staff assisting with clean up and repairs. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor It doesn’t seem like...

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Generation to generation faith continues to grow in Crooks

Pastor Tom Stadem is currently teaching the confirmation class that has four students who are 6th and 7th generations to be confirmed at the Benton Evangelical Lutheran Church. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor The Benton Evangelical Lutheran Church (BELC) of...

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Veterans’ Memorial coming to Crooks?

Community works to honor veterans The community of Crooks is looking to create a veterans' memorial. Community member, Todd Myhre, takes photos of different veterans’ memorials that he comes across while traveling for work. He hopes that community members will be...

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Working together to give back

The Crooks Fire Department is made up of volunteers with several of them being employed by Rosenbauer. Rosenbauer works with their employees that volunteer by offering them paid time off when they get sent out on a call. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor...

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The Sioux Falls Canaries are coming to a city near you

(Photos/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor The community of Humboldt will be sliding into Mother’s Day this year on the baseball field as they watch the Sioux Falls Canaries take on SD Class B Amateurs.The event is hosted by the WCBA (West Central Baseball Association)...

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Another year of giving Real Estate Team receives award

Pictured is Dave Larson, of Dave & Co. Real Estate Team, Hegg Relators, with their 2021 Ruby Circle of Giving Award. They received this award for their work with the Homes for Heroes program which is a way to give back to local heroes when buying and selling a home....

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