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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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Colton bringing extra blessings this season

Community members can provide some extra blessings this holiday season by giving back through the Angel Tree at Colton Classic Corner. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor Community members came together to have a Colton Community Angel Tree this year in hopes to...

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Main Street Humboldt Bar celebrates Thanksgiving

Ruthie White dubbed the “Tambourine Ninja” joins in with the band Table Talk on a song. Pictured (left to right) is Kaeleigh Lundberg, lead singer, Eric Turner, lead guitarist, Josh Newcomb, drummer and guest performer Ruthie White on Tambourine. (Photo/Submitted)...

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Svoboda takes baseball talents to D-BAT

Marylou Nagel | Writer Blake Svoboda and baseball go hand-in-hand. The Hartford native has played in all stages of his life so far, including the collegiate level and the professional level.He is now using his extensive knowledge and talent to instruct at D-BAT Sioux...

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Science and imagination creates hats in 2nd grade

Students in 2nd grade had to create hats out of certain material items that would protect them from the sun and heat if they were stranded on an island. This was part of a science lesson pertaining to the properties of materials. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor...

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Yearbook takes Superior at State

Pictured are some of the yearbook staff that created the 2021-2022 yearbook that received a Superior at State. Back row (left to right) is Mrs. Nicole Finnesand and Payton Oberg. Middle row (left to right) is Hillary Hastings, Allison Anderson, Kelli Boyle, and Lauren...

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West Central’s FCCLA members qualify for Nationals

West Central FCCLA members (left to right) Lauren Murphy, Annuh Holter, Avaya Carlson, Mya Hallem, and Cierra Hunley qualified for Nationals, and will compete in Denver, Colorado, in June. (Photo/Submitted) Marylou Nagel | Writer Five members of West Central’s chapter...

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Civics class receives lesson on American flag

Members of the Urban-Hanson Post 118 and William Crippen Post 62 American Legion gave a lesson to the students in the Civics class at West Central High School with regards to the American flag. Pictured is (left to right) Erik Edberg, Charles Dubbe, Mark Winter, and...

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Pick up and drop off guidelines provides safety at school

Sara Stadem | Editor Like other schools, the West Central and Tri-Valley School Districts put policies and procedures into place with the safety of students and staff at the forefront. The morning drop offs and afternoon pick-ups is no exception.With the first...

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Local schools attend FFA Nationals

Tri-Valley FFA members travelled to Indianapolis to compete in the National FFA Convention. Back row (left to right) is Brody Ahlquist, Hunter Foster, Ty Oyen, Espn Althoff, Gage Egger, Tyler Groenewold, Nolan Schmidt, Colby Carruthers and Cyrus Kirstein. Middle row...

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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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Season of giving through BINGO

Adie Stadem | Staff Intern Project 22 has teamed up with Buffalo Ridge Brewing (BRB) in Hartford to raise money and awareness for families in need.Elizabeth Johnson, a senior at West Central High School, is an ambassador for Project 22. Johnson explained Project 22....

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Gearing up for Hartford’s Hometown Christmas

The Grinch was one of the many characters roaming around during the Hartford’s Hometown Christmas event last year. This year, Character Cards will be back with added characters. (Photo/Sara Stadem) Sara Stadem | Editor ‘Tis the season, it’s Hartford’s Hometown...

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A time of giving during a week of kindness

The Imagination Station daycare held a food drive last week to go along with their theme for the week of kindness. The daycare students sorted the food and walked it to the St George Food Pantry to donate the items. (Photos/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor For the...

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Porter the Hoarder visits Tri-Valley

The author and illustrator of Porter the Hoarder read the book aloud to students and taught them how to draw Porter as part of the event via live-stream. Each 1st grader in Tri-Valley received a free copy of Porter the Hoarder as a statewide effort to encourage...

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TV girls run to positive thinking

The Girls on the Run program is a program that promotes self-esteem and positive thinking along with being active. (Photo/Submitted) Adie Stadem | Staff Intern Tri-Valley Elementary held a Girls on the Run (GOTR) program for girls through the ages of third to fifth...

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West Central PTA hosted Mother-Son event

The parallel to the Father-Daughter dance, the PTA’s Mother-Son event is a perfect opportunity to spotlight the many female role models young boys have in their lives. (Photo/Submitted) Abby Mitchell | Staff Intern On Friday, November 18, from 7-9pm, West Central’s...

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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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