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Primary election is Tuesday, June 4

MEMORIAL DAY AT McCOOK COUNTY COURTHOUSE The McCook County Courthouse in Salem is always a very decorated place during many holidays, especially patriotic holidays like Memorial Day each year, as is evident here with the flags around the Veteran’s Memorial in the...

Alexandria Post #41 Legion hosts Memorial Day Service

BRIG. GEN. MYRNA WILLIAMSON SPEAKS AT MONTROSE MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM The Montrose Community observed Memorial Day in the customary way that they have for over 100 years. The American Legion Post 154 presented a program at the school gym. The speaker was Brigadier...

Several area Memorial Day programs planned

Troy Schwans | Managing Editor Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, is a significant U.S. holiday dedicated to honoring and remembering the men and women who have died while serving in the military. Its origins date back to the Civil War era, initially...

Retirement Open House Held for Casanova

A familiar face for over 37 years at the Salem Lumber Co., Todd Casanova, is no longer behind the desk at the business. Casanova has retired and he and his wife Lynne are moving out-of-state to be closer to family and surrounded by land that they love. An open house...

Numerous area athletes to compete at State Track & Field

ROWLEY PLACES NINTH AT HANSON INVITE McCook Central/Montrose sophomore Olivia Rowley placed ninth in the recent Hanson Invitational Track Meet in Alexandria with a distance of 29’2”. McCOOK CENTRAL/MONTROSE STATE TRACK PARTICIPANTS McCook Central/Montrose has four...

Hanson County commissioner’s spot up for grabs

Owen Reitzel | Editor The primary in South Dakota is June 4 and there is one race that might not be as well-known to Hanson County residents. There is an election for a county commissioner spot between incumbent Richard Waldera and Chad Pearson.Waldera is completing...

Tess Healy is Montrose Legion’s Ms. Poppy

Tess Healy, daughter of Craig and Erin Healy, is this year’s Ms. Poppy for the Montrose American Legion-Ruste Waul Post 154. The Montrose Legion will celebrate Memorial Day with a program at the Montrose School on Monday, May 29th at 10:00 a.m. There will also be a...

McCook Central Girls on the Run

The 2024 spring McCook Central Girls on the Run program ended with a successful 5K on Saturday, May 4th. The girls who participated in the program were: (back, l-r) Hayden Grace, Maggie Kaufmann, Haylah Bell, Brittyn Gottlob; (front) Caroline Tschetter, Presley...

Alexandria gets new mayor and councilman

COUNCILMEN HONORED FOR THEIR SERVICE Alexandria councilman Roger DeRouchey and Mayor Brian Carmody show the cake that was given in their honor as the two longtime members of the city council left their positions May 8 during the city council meeting. (Photo/Owen...