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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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Students start their day with coffee, worship, and prayer

High school students join together on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:15 a.m. at Joshua’s Coffee Shop to begin their day with free coffee, worship and prayer. (Photo/Correena Obenauer) Sara Stadem | Editor Free coffee, worship and prayer… what more would a high school...

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Buffalo Ridge Brewing set to begin annual charity bingo

Abby Mitchell | Staff Intern Back in January of 2019, the then newly-minted Buffalo Ridge Brewing (BRB) began a small charity bingo event as a way to introduce the community of Hartford to the business and to offer support to various community organizations. Today,...

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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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Wastewater treatment plan continues to move forward

Hartford Mayor Arden Jones spoke at the informational meeting on Wednesday, September 7, about the wastewater treatment plan. (Photo/Sara Stadem) Sara Stadem | Editor The Hartford City Council and community members came together for an informational meeting on...

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On your mark, get set, go.

A run for suicide prevention comes to Hartford The 437 Project runners recently took on the Sioux Falls Half Marathon. The group will tackle the state of South Dakota running a 437-mile relay style run to raise funds and bring awareness to suicide prevention and...

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Ribfest draws crowd to celebrate summer’s end

Main Street Humboldt Bar’s Ribfest was held on Saturday, September 10. (Photo/Marylou Nagel) Marylou Nagel | Writer Main Street Humboldt Bar sent the summer off in style at its third annual Ribfest which was held Saturday, September 10.The day was a feast for the...

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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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Books are rolling their way to Tri-Valley

Siouxland Library Bookmobile visits school Crooks library staff Chelsea Meister helps a student check out a book to take home. (Photos/Sara Stadem) Sara Stadem | Editor Love reading books but don’t have access to a public library? Ever wonder if it would be easier for...

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Public Safety Day provides education and fun

Sioux Valley Energy was at Public Safety Day demonstrating electrical safety. (Photo/Sara Stadem) Sara Stadem | Editor The Hartford Area Fire and Rescue (HAFR) has been hosting their Public Safety Day (PSD) for the past four years with this year’s event adding a few...

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Sharing stories one quilt at a time

Sara Stadem | Editor Bridget Boen, Hartford resident, was taught at a young age to sew, a talent that she wants to help inspire younger ladies to continue to learn. Boen’s aunt, Dianne Gubbels of Coleridge, Neb. has been sharing her quilting talents and stories for...

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Teacher shortages in South Dakota and across the country

Kiri Scott | Writer South Dakota and several states around the country are experiencing a large gap in teacher positions, making for a messy situation in the school system around the country. With a growing student population and a lessening teacher population,...

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Mustangs prepare to march to the wild west beat

The Tri-Valley Marching Band will hit the streets with a total of 39 band members with 12 of those members returning as seniors. (Photo/Michael Hoffman) Sara Stadem | Editor The Tri-Valley Mustangs are underway with their fall sports seasons but they aren’t the only...

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Marching into the new season with the Trojans

The Marching Trojans head into their season with 20 returning seniors and a total of 83 marching band members. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor As the sports teams hit the course, trails and fields to practice for their fall seasons, there was another team that...

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City of Colton working on growth

Sara Stadem | Editor The City of Colton is looking to make some changes in their community in hopes to grow their city and bring new community members to Colton, according to Colton Mayor Trevor Bunde.Mayor Bunde explained one of the first changes comes with the city...

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What can your Booster Club do for you?

The West Central Booster Club received new apparel for the upcoming sports season to show off their Trojan pride. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor While high school athletes are busy hitting the gridiron, teeing off or racing to the finish line, parents are...

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Humboldt making improvements one park at a time

The Pressler Park in Humboldt received some new equipment for families and community members to enjoy. Some of the new amenities include a seesaw set, tire swing, climbing dome and more. (Photo/Submitted) Marylou Nagel | Writer Last spring, Humboldt finished upgrades...

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PINZ is BACK

Grand re-opening September 6 Casey McCoy (right) and Kaleb Grav (left) were busy preparing steaks during the soft opening on Saturday, August 27. (Photo/Tammy Chamley) Tammy Chamley | Editor of The Dells City Journal After the sale of local eatery and bowling alley,...

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Improve yourself in September

Sara Stadem | Editor With the end of the summer comes a new school year routine or maybe your routine alters because of your career or an upcoming event. Change is inevitable. Whatever the reason for change in your life, there is no avoiding the hustle and bustle that...

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