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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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Discovering Hartford in 2023

Aric Manthey | Writer The Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce has hit the ground running for 2023. In an effort to better promote Chamber members and area events, the Chamber created the “Discover Hartford” app. Since its release in November, the Chamber has been eager...

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The burgers continue the battle

Big J’s Roadhouse has received requests for the burger to be permanently on their menu throughout the battle and hope to keep hearing the positive feedback. (Photo/Submitted) Aric Manthey | Writer Amid the 2023 Hartford Area Burger Battle Challenge, feedback from the...

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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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Sandwich, soup, and area support

Lunch Thyme Sandwich Shop is located in Crooks at 407 N West Avenue and is open Monday through Friday from 10am-2pm. (Photo/Aric Manthey) Aric Manthey | Writer Nestled about 12 miles northwest of Sioux Falls, the town of Crooks serves as a bedroom community for busy...

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Pet care in cold months

Chase Jones | Staff Intern In the United States, approximately 70% of households own a pet. Pets can be the source of much joy and are great to have around, but they are also a big responsibility. Taking care of animals requires a lot more than just food and water,...

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NCP welcomes Schleich

Myra Schleich joins New Century Press as the Office Assistant for The Minnehaha Messenger. (Photo/Aric Manthey) Sara Stadem | Editor New Century Press (NCP) welcomes Myra Schleich to our team as the Office Assistant for The Minnehaha Messenger. Myra comes to NCP with...

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Manthey joins New Century Press

Aric Manthey joins New Century Press as a writer for The Minnehaha Messenger and The Dells City Journal. (Photo/Myra Schleich) Sara Stadem | Editor Aric Manthey joins the New Century Press (NCP) team as a writer for The Minnehaha Messenger and The Dells City Journal...

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Healthy living starts with preventive care

Sara Stadem | Editor Although when someone thinks of living a healthy lifestyle, most focus on making the right choices when it comes to meals, snacks, drinking plenty of water, and getting sufficient exercise. However, preventive care also plays a role with healthy...

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Getting healthy in the new year

Ella Griffin | Staff Intern Healthy living week takes place on the week of January 16-24th this year. This week helps encourage people to be aware of their health and realize just how important it is to be at a healthy weight for many reasons. Maintaining a healthy...

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Make up days scheduled for Tri-Valley

Sara Stadem | Editor The Tri-Valley School District (TVSD) has been underway with a four-day school week since the 2020-2021 school year in response to COVID and has kept it since, according to Tri-Valley Superintendent, Dr. Mike Lodmel. One of the benefits of this...

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“Trojans Go Gold” for kids cancer

Sara Stadem | Editor The West Central National Honor Society (NHS) is taking on a new service project called “Trojans Go Gold” (TGG). This project is to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer and the struggle families affected face, according to NHS...

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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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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chase Jones | Staff Intern On the third Monday of every January, our nation stops to honor and remember the most influential civil rights leader in the history of this country, Martin Luther King, Jr. The fight to observe a holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr....

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Colton’s City Council reconvenes for new year

Aric Manthey | Writer On January 9, Colton’s City Council reconvened for their first meeting of 2023. With the exception of Colby Jensen, all members were in attendance.To start the meeting, Mayor Bunde amended Item 7, line K from the agenda. That item was discussing...

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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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Crooks to create Veterans Memorial

Pictured is the current design of the Crooks Veterans Memorial. The memorial will honor Crooks' veterans and military history, and serve as a focal point of the community. (Photo/Submitted) Abby Mitchell | Staff Intern Since the spring of 2022, the city of Crooks has...

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Doors open at DQ in Hartford

Doors officially opened at Dairy Queen in Hartford. (Photo/Aric Manthey) Aric Manthey | Writer After months of anticipation, the newest Dairy Queen (DQ) location in Hartford has opened. The popular fast food chain decided to add a location in Hartford earlier in the...

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Year in Review Notable events from 2022

The West Central Trojan girls soccer team brought home the State Runner-up Title after the Championship game on Saturday, October 15, when they faced off against the Tea Area Titans. Pictured back row (left to right) is Asst. Coach Kassidy Johnson, Teagan Lupkes,...

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