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Rosenbauer kick starts apprenticeship program

Left to Right: State Director John Bolger, Bill Palmer, Lt. Gov. Larry Rhoden, Ryan Doorn, Secretary Marcia Hultman, Mason Sullivan Sara Stadem | Editor Rosenbauer South Dakota (RSD), LLC in Lyons is entering their 2023 year by embarking on a new journey as they work...

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Healthy living for children

It has been proven that students improve academically when they are physically active throughout the day. (Photo/Adie Stadem ) Sara Stadem | Editor As the new year is underway, there are many that kick off the year with resolutions of eating better or working out...

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Kickstarting a business in Hartford

Isaac Carlin opened Carlin’s Powersports Repair which is located at 46301 Jeffrey Street in Hartford. (Photo/Aric Manthey) Aric Manthey | Writer For decades, Hartford has been a cozy community far enough away from the noise of the city, but close enough to run an...

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Weather continues to impact communities

Community members had to dig their way out after yet another snow storm this week which left businesses closing earlier and school cancellations. (Photos/Rochelle Heerde) Sara Stadem | Editor The week might have started off as a new year, but 2023 kicked off with yet...

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Honoring our nation through the pledge

The Pledge of Allegiance was first given publicity through the program of the National Public Schools Celebration of Columbus Day. (Photos/Sara Stadem) Sara Stadem | Editor “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which...

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Smiles, laughs, and extra joy

Detective Maria Munkvold is pictured helping during lunch as the Christmas with Deputies. (Photo/Sara Stadem) Families share Christmas with Deputies Sara Stadem | Editor After a successful first Christmas with Deputies (CWD) event last year, the Minnehaha County...

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A touch of a button brings medical assistance

The Humboldt Ambulance recently had the Telemedicine in Motion for EMS installed which will allow first responders to get additional assistance from nurses and physicians with a push of a button via video or audio call. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor Recently,...

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It’s Grouchmas time

Rosenbauer America, LLC in Lyons is a sponsor for the fundraising event called Grouchmas and is helping to raise donations for the Toy Lending Library. (Photo/Sara Stadem) Sara Stadem | Editor Trying not to be a Grinch and looking for a good cause this time of year?...

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Working together to keep communities safe

Assistant Fire Chief Jerrit Pedersen explained neighboring fire departments work together on trainings which he finds a benefit to keep lines of communication open with other fire departments in the county. Pictured are firefighters from Colton Fire and Rescue and...

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Crafting a dream into reality

Vessells’ Creative Ranch opened in August (Photo/Sara Stadem) Sara Stadem | Editor Sondra Vessells of Humboldt started crafting at a very young with her mom and now, thanks to the help of her family, she gets to put her skills to use on a regular basis. In August,...

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Trojan football continues to Dominate

Another visit to the dome brings Runner-Up title The West Central Trojans took home the Runner-Up title on Friday, November 11, when they faced off against the Dell Rapids Quarriers. The Trojans have visited the dome 16 times since 1993, resulting in 12 Championships...

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A family fighting together

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month Jacob Swaney was diagnosed at the age of one with epilepsy. His mom, Kalia, wants to bring awareness to the disease so that others are aware that not all medical conditions can be seen. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem |...

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Growing Crooks one lot at a time

The City of Crooks had their ribbon cutting on Friday, November 4, for their latest light industrial area which is located across from the library. (Photo/Kari Jurrens) Sara Stadem | Editor Change is inevitable but for the city of Crooks, it’s a change in the right...

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Running their way to State

The West Central Trojan boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams advanced to the South Dakota Class A State Cross Country Meet. The boys’ took second place at the Region 2A cross country meet with the girls’ team finishing third. Pictured back row (left to right) is Ellie...

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Heading to state one goal at a time

The West Central Trojans girls’ soccer team advanced to the Class A State Soccer Championship when they defeated the Vermillion Tanagers on Saturday, October 8, on their home field. The Trojans were looking for a “Three-Peat” as the #1 seed faced off against the #2...

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Colton Fire and Rescue adds new face to wildland assistance

Three firefighters from Colton Fire and Rescue assisted Pine Ridge for six days from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. as well as being on call throughout the night. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor Recently, in September, Engine 6-1 of the Colton Fire and Rescue (CFR) headed to...

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Driving the fairway to State

The West Central Trojans brought home second place from the Region 2A Tournament on Monday, September 26. They finished one stroke behind the team champion, the Vermillion Tanagers. The Trojans will chip their way through the 2022 South Dakota State A Boys Golf...

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Marching bands kick off their season with success

The Marching Mustangs took first place in the first competition when their season started at the Parker Pheasant Marching Festival in Parker. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor The West Central Marching Trojans and the Tri-Valley Marching Band made their season...

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Country education in a home near you

After a meal and a meet and greet, families were able to tour Buffalo Christian Homeschool Academy and complete any paperwork needed for the new school year. (Photo/Sara Stadem) Sara Stadem | Editor After 17 years of teaching in the public school system, Mrs. Sarah...

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Celebrating residents and their home

National Assisted Living Week Ronald Krumm, resident at Colton Retirement Living, takes some time with his friend, Vance Thunder, to appreciate the nice weather. (Photos/Sara Stadem) Sara Stadem | Editor While many of us get to come home to our family after a long day...

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