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Salem, SD Chamber of Commerce to sponsor Main Street Trick or Treat

The Salem, SD Chamber of Commerce will again be sponsoring its Main Street Trick or Treat. The event will be held at businesses throughout Salem. The Halloween Trick or Treating fun will be held on Tuesday, October 31 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Children are encouraged to...

Fire prevention when hunting

Troy Schwans | Managing Editor With hunting seasons starting to come into full swing, hunters going into the field this fall need to be diligent in not only preventing fires, but also detecting them. Even if you’re in an area that has had recent rains, grass and woody...

National Fire Prevention Week – Cooking safety starts with YOU

Troy Schwans | Managing Editor National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week is currently being recognized. The campaign slogan this year is “Cooking Safety Starts with YOU.” This year’s campaign works to educate everyone about simple but...

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Carla Snyders | NCP Writer In October we celebrate National Disability Employment Month. The mission is to provide education, awareness, and resources to promote successful employment and inclusion of people with disabilities. The vision is to promote the inclusion of...

McCook County Wildlife Club youth pheasant hunt

The McCook County Wildlife Club held their annual youth pheasant hunt this past weekend, the opener for youth pheasant hunting. Nice weather greeted the participants and a nice fall hunting experience was had by all!

Bridgewater-Emery 2023 Homecoming King & Queen

Congratulations to King Korbyn Kayser and Queen Kendall Furgeson as they were chosen to reign over Bridgewater-Emery’s Homecoming activities this week. Coronation was held Monday evening. A Homecoming parade will be held in Bridgewater at 1:00 p.m. on Friday and the...

Traditional pheasant hunting opener nearing

Troy Schwans | Managing Editor It’s fall, the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and the harvest is in full swing. That means there’s also one very popular event about to happen – the traditional pheasant season opener in South Dakota! It’s...

Hilton to be guest speaker at Harvest Mission Festival

Kerry Hilton Troy Schwans | Managing Editor The Hutterthal Mennonite Church, located at 27473 437th Avenue, Freeman, SD will be holding their 70th Annual Harvest Mission Festival on Sunday, October 22, 2023 with services beginning at 9:45 a.m. Their guest speaker this...

Central Electric awards grants to local groups

LITTLE TYKES DAYCARE RECEIVES GRANTLittle Tykes Daycare in Alexandria received a $1,000 grant from Central Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program. The daycare used the proceeds to buy a much needed washer for the facility. Owen Reitzel | Editor Central...

Golden West co-op members vote on bylaws at annual meeting

BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED AT ANNUAL MEETINGMembers of the Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative elected three board members at their annual meeting held Sept. 23 in Wall. They are: (l-r) Thomas Zickrick of Wanblee (District IV), Arnie Hill of White River (District...