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Free lunches come to an end for 2022-2023 school year

Ella Griffin | Dells City Journal Staff Intern This year, with free lunches coming to an end, students that attend school will once again have to pay for their breakfasts and lunches. Due to inflation the prices of everything has gone up, including the price of food....

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Seniors against scammers

Kiri Scott | Writer Scammers have gotten braver and more lucrative as phone technology has begun to get more advanced. According to the Public Utilities Commission website, “Unfortunately, advances in technology have made it cheaper and easier than ever to make scam...

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Ice cream, you scream, we all scream… for pie?

Kiri Scott | Writer Ice cream is a staple of your summer experiences, especially in the heat waves or after a fun day at the pool. The frozen treat is a top contender for ways to keep cool and be a tasty sweet treat and with ice cream cakes being one of those...

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Start the conversation

Kiri Scott | Writer On August 5, Governor Kristi Noem released a press release about suicide prevention and the measures the government has taken to help prevent suicide. The government has created a system to help identify the counties that experience higher rates of...

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Susan Ida Deters

72Hartford, SDAugust 7, 2022Susan Ida Deters, age 72 and a long time Hartford resident, passed away on Sunday, August 7, at Sanford Hospital. A visitation was held from 5 pm to 7 pm on Friday, August 12, at Miller Funeral Home – Hartford Chapel (600 S Western Ave,...

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Stepping into kindergarten with success

Sara Stadem | Editor As July has come to an end and the weeks in August are rolling right by, many parents and students are starting to gear up for the 2022-2023 school year. Although for many this might not be their first rodeo, there are those families and students...

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Trojans march to the beat in band camp

Members of the West Central Marching Trojans practice their 2022 show. The band spent several weeks during the summer preparing for their fall season. (Photo/Abby Mitchell) Marylou Nagel | Writer The West Central Marching Trojans have been hard at work during summer...

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And the new Principal is…

Chris Larson takes on new role Chris Larson will be the new Tri-Valley High School Principal for the 2022-2023 school year. His wife, Kristin, works as the Regional CTE Specialist with the Department of Education and his daughter, Kennedy, will be entering second...

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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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