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Traveling to Cadwell Park

The Hartford/Humbodlt Gamecocks are heading to the South Dakota State B Amateur Tournament which will take place August 3-14. The Gamecocks took the mound on Friday, August 3, when they faced off against Dimock/Emery Raptors. Results were not available at time of...

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Unity Road Dispensary offers tours to the public

Unity Rd, located at 404 West Opal Lane in Hartford, opened their doors on Wednesday, July 27, and plan to have their grand opening later in September. (Photo/Kari Jurrens) Abby Mitchell | Staff Intern As both Hartford and South Dakota’s first licensed medical...

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New Humboldt committee aims to bolster economic growth

Abby Mitchell | Staff Intern The City of Humboldt has set its sights on its economy with the upcoming formation of a new city committee: the Humboldt Economic Development Committee (HEDC). Created in part with the assistance of the Sioux Metro Growth Alliance (SMGA),...

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Scott as new Staff Writer for state-wide articles

Kiri Scott(Photo/Submitted) Kiri Scott | Writer As of June 24, I have taken on the role of writer for the publications in New Century Press that helps cover state-wide news, as local news/politics in local communities of Dell Rapids, Beresford and Alcester.I currently...

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Leih joins The Minnehaha Messenger

Kami Leih (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor Kami Leih, Hartford resident, added to our staff when she joined The Minnehaha Messenger as the office assistant.Originally from Blunt, Leih attended Sully Buttes School and went on to Lake Area Technical College.In...

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Tri-Valley FBLA students take in the National Conference

Tri-Valley FBLA students, Mikaila Fluth, Erika Beck and Emma Willis, along with FBLA Advisor Amber Fluth, attended the FBLA National Conference in Chicago. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor Although school is out and summer is in progress, three Tri-Valley Future...

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Giving back to those that give

Poker run benefit set for Struck family Ken and Dianne Struck were both diagnosed with cancer in 2021. Pictured is Ken and Dianne (front) and (left to right) their daughter, Carla and husband Jeffrey, daughter Tanya and husband Jerry, daughter Dawn and fiancé Tim and...

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Knocking it out of the park

Hartford/Humboldt Legion is heading to StateThe Hartford/Humboldt Legion team sealed their place at the State Tournament which takes place Friday, July 29 through Tuesday, August 2, in Gregory. (Photo/Submitted)

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Crooks’ Thursday Night Thunder enters third year

Thursday Night Thunder is in their third year of giving back and helping local charities. Thursday Night Thunder takes place at Critters Dive Bar and Pizza in Crooks and works together with the Crooks community and the local motorcycle community. (Photo/Submitted)...

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Chamber celebrates Hartford with summer tradition

Back for a second year was the Goodroad Band who performed at the Downtown Block Party in Hartford. The local group provided free entertainment for community members throughout the event. (Photo/Abby Mitchell) Marylou Nagel | Writer The Hartford Area Chamber of...

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Ready, set, golf time

Sara Stadem | Editor The Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce (HACC) are cleaning up their clubs and getting ready to host their 5th Annual Golf Classic, which will be held Wednesday, August 3, at Central Valley Golf Course in Hartford.The 4-person team, 18-hole scramble...

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Tips on tampon shortages

Kiri Scott | Writer In recent months you may have noticed your tampon brand is either missing from the shelves or gone up in price. Due to the last few years of the pandemic still affecting our current manufacturing ability, as well as a shortage in supply, tampons...

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Harstad to showcase her music talents at SDSU

Tri-Valley Mustang Lauren Harstad will be furthering her music career when she heads to SDSU this fall. Harstad will be double majoring in Music Education and Psychology. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem | Editor Tri-Valley Mustang graduate Lauren Harstad has decided to...

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Massage… a time for pampering or healing?

Benefits of massage therapy Kerri Brockhaus has been in the massage therapy career field for over 18 years and is the owner of Caring Touch Massage. (Photo/Abby Mitchell) Sara Stadem | Editor After a long week of work, a weekend sitting at ball games, or maybe a...

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Crooks City Council sets sights on the future

Abby Mitchell | Staff Intern The Crooks City Council once again held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 12, at the Crooks Community Center. The unspoken theme of the meeting seemed to be the future, with the Council revealing, debating and discussing various...

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Food Truck Wednesdays offer Hartford some tasty variety

Food Truck Wednesday takes place every other week during the summer from 5 – 8pm at the X-IT 387 Plaza. (Photo/Submitted) Abby Mitchell | Staff Intern Getting its start in 2020 as a community Cinco de Mayo celebration, Food Truck Wednesdays, hosted at the X-IT Plaza...

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Protests and their purpose

Kiri Scott | Writer Response to Roe v. Wade in South Dakota is mixed as the new trigger law takes effect and announcements for a stricter one to come into the discussion. The already strict law will potentially affect more than abortions in areas that protect safe sex...

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2nd Annual Youth Fishing Day set

Sara Stadem | Editor Community members and families are able to take in another summer event before the summer days roll into back-to-school sales and fall practice for sports. The 2nd Annual Youth Fishing Day (YFD), hosted by The Hartford Area Optimist Club (HAOC),...

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Miracle Treat Day and South Dakota miracles

Kiri Scott | Writer Miracle Treat Day is planned to help raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals every year. The program helps raise money for children to receive the care they need when going to a hospital, helping with costs where insurance may not...

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