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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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Hot temps equal pool time

“This pop isn’t working, Benny. I’m baking like a toasted cheeser!” – Hamilton ‘Ham’ Porter/The Sandlot. When temperatures rise, summer means hitting the pool. The Colton pool is open for the summer with hours of 1 – 8pm Monday through Friday and 1 – 6pm Saturday and...

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Family, fireworks & the 4th of July

Independence Day celebration rules and safety guidelines to review Tammy Chamley | Editor of Dells City Journal With Independence Day fast approaching, fireworks and celebrations with friends and family are expected throughout the community and across the nation.The...

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‘Tis the season for ticks

Troy Schwans | Editor of The Special Now that summer is officially here, we tend to enjoy the outdoors more, but there are some precautionary measures that we need to take if we want to safely enjoy our beautiful outdoors.Of course, we need to protect ourselves from...

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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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Thompson heads into retirement after 25 years

Adie Stadem | Staff Intern After 25 years of working, Administrative Assistant Mrs. Lois Thompson has decided to say farewell to the staff and students of West Central Humboldt Elementary. Thompson lives near Wall Lake in Hartford with her husband Joel. Thompson has...

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The story behind the Presentation of Hearts

Lonnette Kelley works on crafting her hearts, which will be passed out and displayed in 51 communities across the 50-mile radius of Sioux Falls. (Photo/Submitted) Abby Mitchell | Staff Intern Recently, one Sioux Falls resident was sharing the love throughout the...

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Hartford Jamboree Days set for June

Sara Stadem | Editor  Last year, community members were able to choose from several events that took place during the Hartford Jamboree Days. (Photos/Abby Mitchell)  The Hartford Jamboree Days (HJD) Committee started their planning for the upcoming event last fall...

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The Colton Market is coming to a community near you

Sara Stadem | Editor   As summer gets underway, so too does The Colton Market (TCM) which will be held every other Saturday from 9am-1pm starting June 25 at the Taopi Hall.  Community members Erin Burggraff and Desiree Osborne decided to start planning for the...

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Senior signing held for future educators

Sara Stadem | Editor  Jenna Nehlich and Brooke Andera signed with USD for next fall. (Photo/Sara Stadem)  The Tri-Valley Education Association (TVEA) members shared ideas for ways they can build a strong and school involved association, with one of those ideas coming...

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William H Crippen Post 62 holds Memorial Day ceremonies  

Marylou Nagel | Writer  Sydney Skari reads “In Flanders Field” during Memorial Day services on Monday, May 30. (Photo/Marylou Nagel)  The William H Crippen American Legion Post 62 presented Humboldt’s annual Memorial Day Ceremonies on Monday, May 30. Each year the...

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Got the summertime blues?

Got the summertime blues?  Sara Stadem | Editor  School is out which means summer is here. For most, the warm weather brings BBQ’s, baseball, pool parties and more. However, for some, summertime doesn’t mean fun in the sun, but instead, one can become depressed...

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District 9 and District 25 candidates to review

Tammy Chamley | Editor Jesse Fonkert On Tuesday, June 7, the District 9 and District 25 Senator and Representatives will be decided at the polls. Below you will find the candidates for District 25 and their responses to a select few questions to assist with the voting...

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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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Tri-Valley Class of 2022 Valedictorians

Aerin Geary(Photo/Sara Stadem) Paige Jewett(Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor The Tri-Valley Class of 2022 had no one, but two valedictorians this year with both giving speeches at their graduation ceremony that took place on Saturday, May 21, at 2 pm.Aerin Geary...

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Memorials First

Before and after photos of a gravestone cared for by Memorials First (Photos/Submitted) Marylou Nagel | Writer Memorial Day is an important day in many lives to pay tribute to relatives and friends who have fallen in the line of duty. Honoring loved ones also includes...

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