People on Highway 50 north of Elk Point drive by this antique piece of farm machinery. It is a corn sheller from a different era. There were a number of companies that built these.


EPJ Girl Scout Troops held a Bridging Ceremony for all troops Aug. 29.


For over 15 years, Elk Point and surrounding communities have been supporting the local blood bank, LifeServe Blood Center, at the community blood. The drive held Tuesday, Sept. 7 was a heroic effort to keep the blood supply safe as the area enters a busy school year. LifeServe Blood Center …

The new United Parish Church is taking form. It is located where East Main transitions into 477th Ave. The church is located next to Jack Nicklaus Drive.

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Passing a stopped school bus is illegal. Accidents to children can occur, and have in the past across the nation. This type of incident is preventable. If you are caught passing a school bus illegally, you will be cited. If you are unsure when it is legal to pass a school bus, please read th…


The simple answer to that is yes, they can experience anxiety. However, childhood anxiety is a very tricky issue because it doesn’t always look like what we expect it to. Everyone gets nervous, or anxious, and that is very normal, but not everyone has anxiety that impacts them in multiple ar…


The annual District 7 Fall Meeting of the South Dakota American Legion will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 in Garretson for Legionnaires from Lake, Moody, McCook, Minnehaha, Union and Lincoln counties.

Brad Green, right, of Spices Galore, visits with a customer at the Clay-Union Foundation Vendor Fair Saturday, Sept. 11 at Elk Point City Park. The event raised money for scholarships at Dakota Valley, Elk Point-Jefferson and Vermillion high schools.

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ARK United Methodist Church has changed locations as of last Sunday, Sept. 12. They are now located at 120 Gateway Drive in the Southern Dakota Complex in North Sioux City.

The Great Akron Scarecrow Festival will be back for its 21st annual event Saturday, Sept. 18. The family-friendly tradition will feature a scarecrow decorating contest, homemade food and baked goods, kids’ games and activities, a petting zoo and dozens of craft vendors. All activities, food …

Grand opening ceremonies for the new South Dakota State University Raven Precision Agriculture Center will take place on the SDSU campus in Brookings Saturday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m The event will be held on the east side of the center located at the corner of Medary Avenue and North Campus Driv…

Members of the 2020 South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame were inducted in a ceremony Sunday, Aug. 29 in Redfield. The new inductees include Gene Lorenz of Aberdeen, Scott Bartholomew of Wheaton, MN, Curt Cutler of Sioux Falls, Steve Fejfar of Elk Point and Rich Osborn of Redfield.


The anniversary of 9/11 is quickly approaching. In observance of the 20th anniversary, an exhibition titled September 11, 2021: The Day That Changed the World is on display at the Library. This is an educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins and its ongoing implic…


Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District, in partnership with the Sioux City Parks and Recreation Department, will host a public meeting from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at the Holiday Inn Express, Dakota Dunes Event Center, to discuss the Big Sioux River Pedestrian Crossing Project.

An early morning storm hit the area Aug. 26, leaving residents along Levee Trail in Dakota Dunes with a blocked path. While the area got some much needed rain, the wind came along, causing slight damage around the area.

Even though there are no students in session during the summer break, it is the busiest season for the IT Department. It gives us the opportunity to update and install new technology, which is not always possible when staff and students are in our buildings. This summer was no exception, wit…

Dakota Dunes native Courtney Chrystal recently completed a summer internship in the Sioux Falls office of Senator Mike Rounds. Chrystal spent her internship working in tribal policy, including coordinating tribal visits, working on legislation and helping staff as they respond to tribal need…

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Dakota Dunes native Andrew Jensen recently completed an internship in the Washington, D.C. office of Senator Mike Rounds. Jensen’s main duties included researching bills, tracking legislation, attending committee hearings and assisting with constituent correspondence. Jensen is a 2019 gradua…

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The Dakota Valley High School’s Annual Homecoming Parade will take place on Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m. This year’s homecoming theme this year is “We Got the Beat.”


The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 33 Preliminary Engineering Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $1.42 million at the Aug. 26 meeting in Pierre.

DAK-12 member Tri-Valley School District approved a $52 million bond issue with 60.3 percent of the vote. Turnout was 28.7 percent.

Girl Scouts from Troops 161, 197 and 30208 who held a lemonade stand on Aug. 8 are, front from left, Jenna Sellers and Emma Sellers; and back, Piper Attema, Lily Malm, Anna Kappenman, Anna Sellers and Lilli Kappenman. They raised funds to purchase a tile for the Elk Point pool house. The gir…

The lights for the North Sioux City Fire Station and pedestrian crosswalk on Sodrac Drive to Streeter Drive were being installed Friday, Aug. 13. The lights by the fire station will flash when activated by fire department members when going on a call or returning to the station. Programming …

Gary and Betty Gunderson of Dakota Dunes will celebrate 65 years of marriage this August. They were married Aug. 25, 1956 in Elgin, IL and have made their home in South Dakota for 65 years. They have three sons, Brian, Blaine and Brad, and now enjoy spending time with their family of 23. The…

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Dakota Valley will welcome 16 new staff members to their team. The Dakota Dunes/North Sioux City Times asked them the questions below as a way to learn a little bit more about the newest educators and staff members.

The allocation of ESSER funds provided school districts with additional, one-time money from the federal government to prepare for instruction during the pandemic and respond to the effects of COVID-19. It was allocated to districts in three separate streams, with the first stream being used…

Reported calls about the construction project between Jefferson and North Sioux City on County Road (CR) 1B were discussed at the last Union County Board of County Commission meeting Aug. 10.

MercyOne’s commitment to safety means they do everything they can to protect people. That’s why MercyOne will require all colleagues and medical staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in all MercyOne health care ministries.

Seven new staff join the Elk Point-Jefferson School District as the new year begins Thursday, Aug. 19. Here are their profiles.

Community health centers are celebrating National Health Center Week on Aug. 8-14. The national campaign raises awareness about the mission, accomplishments and impact of Community Health Centers in communities across America.

The former Elk Point Ambulance barn is raised up, ready to be moved out of town. The ambulance will be based out of the Elk Point Fire Hall while members raise funds for a new barn on the same site.

This building going up at the Southeast Farmers Coop terminal between Jefferson and Elk Point will be used for equipment storage and a small shop.

If you have squirrels in your yard, and someone has been feeding them peanuts, be on the lookout for plants like this one. Those pesky critters obviously did not eat all the nuts, but buried (and forgot!) a few. There may be some peanuts to harvest this fall.


UnityPoint Health announced it will require its more than 33,000 team members to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The three-state health system also continues to urge all eligible individuals to get their COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.


Pella Windows and Doors of North Sioux City is the winner of the 2020 Pella Service of Excellence Award. This is the top service award for all Pella branches across the country. The award is based on customer feedback scores in the categories of product knowledge, courtesy, helpfulness and p…

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announced that the Clay RWS/South Union public water system and the system’s operation specialists have been awarded a Secretary’s Award for Drinking Water Excellence.

Drought conditions continue to impact the upper Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa (upper Basin). July runoff in the upper Basin was 34 percent of average. July runoff above Fort Peck Dam was the lowest in 123 years of record-keeping.

At the State Library Board meeting, it was announced that 78 South Dakota libraries have received $1.9 million in grants funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

To protect team members, their families and their communities, Tyson Foods, is requiring its team members at U.S. office locations to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 1. All other team members are required to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1, subject to ongoing discussions with locations represented…

North Sioux City-based Sterling has promoted Tim McCabe to the newly-created role of president. Brad Moore continues as Sterling Chief Executive Officer.

After closing last year due to the pandemic, the U.S. State Department Passport Services was met with countless passport applications when employees in the office returned to the office.

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announced that the Dakota Dunes CID public water system and the system’s operation specialists have been awarded a Secretary’s Award for Drinking Water Excellence.

As a member of the Rules Review Committee I feel it is important for people to understand how our process works. When we write a bill, the bill describes the “what,” or the intent of the law. To enforce the law we need a process to cover the “who, when and how” of that law and how it is to b…

Dunes Surgical Hospital participated in the Tenet Healthcare Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive.

The second annual North Sioux City Car Show is accepting all cars, trucks and bikes to their event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8. It will be held at 300 Centennial Drive in the parking lot of CNOS Fieldhouse. Admission is free and no registration is needed to show a vehicle.