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Members of VFW Post 915 Auxiliary have accepted the resignation of treasurer Winna Mary Lanning. She has served as the group’s treasurer for 29 years. Here, President Sarah Dosdall pins on Lanning’s Past Treasurer pin.

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The South Dakota Departments of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) and Transportation (DOT) want to remind individuals there are laws and rules governing when mowing right-of-way ditches can begin on the state highway system.

The next meeting for the Union County Historical Society will be at 6 p.m. sharp Monday, June 21 at the Union County Museum, 707 W. Main St., Elk Point.

Join us at the Union County Fair this year and take part in viewing or showing your Tractor or Car which will be held Friday, Aug. 6 at 5:00 p.m. If you would like to show off your car or tractor, have them to the fairgrounds in Alcester by 4:45 p.m. Friday.

On Wednesday, June 9 at 5:05 p.m., the Vermillion Fire EMS Department responded to an activated fire alarm at Lee Medical Building on the campus of the University of South Dakota at 215 E. Clark St. in Vermillion. While enroute the call was upgraded to a working fire after it was advised tha…

Laramie John Hasenbank was born Oct. 16, 2020 to Christopher and Madison Hasenbank of Johnson, NE at Women’s Methodist in Omaha.

Join us at the Union County Fair this year and take part in viewing or showing your Tractor or Car which will be held Friday, Aug. 6 at 5:00 p.m. If you would like to show off your car or tractor, have them to the fairgrounds in Alcester by 4:45 p.m. Friday.

It is in full swing at Dakota Valley schools – the North Sioux City’s Parks and Recreation Summer Recreation Program. It is an annual program of North Sioux City’s. All children located in the Dakota Valley School District can attend, but there is a set limit of participants every year. Lead…

The 2021 Saint Teresa first communicants were, front from left, Jonas Vaske, Isabella Smith, Max McGuire, Easton McGuire and Annabell Martindale; and back, Father Joe Vogel, Collins Ward, Isaac Griffus and Teresa Lange.

Elk Point-Jefferson Cub Scout Pack 87 held their annual Pinewood Derby and Arrow of Light crossover to Scouts BSA May 2. Scouts had about three months to work on their cars, reshaping the block of wood and adding weight to make their cars the fastest down the track.

Harold and Carolyn (Peterson) Jones of Elk Point will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.

St. Paul Lutheran Church of Elk Point confirmed six students Sunday, May 23. Pictured are, front from left, Rachel Graves and Bentlee Kollbaum; and back row, Abraham Graves, Carter Langle, Pastor David Bentz, Grayson Girard and Kadyn Edwardson.

Father Ken Lulf will celebrate his 22nd anniversary to the priesthood June 11.

The 2021 dates for the Union County Fair in Alcester have been set for Thursday, Aug. 5 to Sunday, Aug. 7.

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Rural Office of Community Services, Inc. (ROCS) has opened a Union County Food Pantry within North Sioux City’s City Hall. The pantry will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays). It is located to the left when entering the building.

It is in full swing at Dakota Valley schools – the North Sioux City’s Parks and Recreation Summer Recreation Program. It is an annual program of North Sioux City’s. All children located in the Dakota Valley School District can attend, but there is a set limit of participants every year. Lead…

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake was reported the morning of Friday, June 4 along the South Dakota and Nebraska border. The shake was reported as happening in either southern Gregory County or Charles Mix County in South Dakota. Towns and cities near the epicenter may have felt weak shaking such a…

Voters in the Harrisburg School District have approved a $60 million bond issue. Unofficial vote counts show 809 in favor and 168 against, 82 percent yes and 18 no.

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Contractors hope to have County Road 1B from North Sioux City to Jefferson paved by the time this newspaper reaches your mailbox. There is shoulder work yet to be completed. County officials said they anticipate to have flaggers during that process.

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The Dakota Valley Art Club has been working on murals in Ferrari Park as a way to help beautify North Sioux City’s parks. The Parks and Recreation bought the supplies for the project. As of presstime, the art club was working on the murals with plans to finish them Tuesday, June 8.

A reunion of all Montang/Montagne will be held in Riverside Park, Sioux City, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This reunion is for all of the decendents of a Montagne. This includes Allards, Limoges, Bertrands, LaFleurs, Chicoines and so many others.

The Union County Teen Leaders planted flowers outside of the courthouse Thursday, May 27. Pictured are front, Kenley Rasmussen; and back from left, 4-H Youth Program Advisor Lauren Hollenbeck, Qeleigh Neuman, Ciara Neuman, Chase Neuman, Andrew Beermann, 4-H Program Assistant Janet Lingle and…

On Saturday, May 22 at 2:40 p.m., the Vermillion Fire EMS Department responded to a reported house fire at 46897 Burbank Road in Burbank. The Elk Point Fire Department and Elk Point Community Ambulance assisted. The first arriving unit found smoke coming from the structure’s roof. Firefighte…

The Elk Point senior citizens card club will hold its next meeting Monday, June 7 at The Pointe Golf & Event Center at 1 p.m. Masks will not be required if everyone in attendance is fully vaccinated. However, if any individual is not vaccinated, the entire group must wear masks.

Father Ken Lulf will celebrate his 22nd anniversary to the priesthood June 11.

Barbara Chicoine of Elk Point will celebrate her 95th birthday June 15.

Leon Swier will celebrate his 80th birthday June 15, 2021.

Liberty National Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Danelle Smith to its Board of Directors. Smith assumed her position on the board May 27.

Jason Bietz, former Dakota Valley Business Managerand now at Yankton, was recently presented the Outstanding South Dakota School Official Award for 2020.

Civil Bend Cemetery southwest of Jefferson was decorated for Memorial Day. American Legion Post 319 held one of its two Memorial Day ceremonies there. The other was at McCook Cemetery.

Dave and Lynn Reiff will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 12.

On the Day of Pentecost, May 23, Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dakota Dunes rejoiced in the confession of faith of five catechumens with the rite of Confirmation. Pictured are, front from left, Eli Honner and Bennett Jensen; and back, Evey Jackson, Chance Feese, Rev. Jeremy Riche…

With dry conditions throughout South Dakota, farmers and ranchers will soon start applying irrigation water to their crops. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) reminds irrigators to regularly check irrigation equipment to prevent overspray.

The Elk Point City Council moved its June meeting to Tuesday, June 1. The council usually meets the first Monday of the month, but will meet the first Tuesday for the summer. See their full agenda on page 10.

For over 15 years, Elk Point and surrounding communities have been supporting the local blood bank, LifeServe Blood Center, at the community blood. At the most recent drive Tuesday, May 18, LifeServe was able to collect 28 units of blood, saving up to 84 local lives.

Summer is here and the nights are getting later and the sunsets better and better.

South Dakota senior citizens and citizens with disabilities have until July 1 to apply for sales or property tax refunds under South Dakota’s Tax Refund Program.

With summer approaching and COVID-19 restrictions easing, it’s time to take a trip.

Long Lines Broadband has kicked off participation in the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Eligible households may enroll in the program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from Long Lines Broadband, an approved provider.

The Gateway campus will host food trucks from the Siouxland area this summer in the CNOS Fieldhouse/United Sports Academy parking lot at 300 Centennial Dr. North Sioux City. Dubbed as “North Sioux City Food Truck Tuesdays,” the lot will have food trucks available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every firs…

Clay County State’s Attorney Alexis Tracy was elected president of the South Dakota State’s Attorney Association (SDSAA) during the group’s annual meeting last week in Deadwood.

This Governor’s House was placed on an empty lot at the corner of Clay and Pinckney streets in Elk Point. A private individual is developing it for resale. Fill-in homes can be placed on vacant lots using existing utilities, thereby reducing costs. The South Dakota Housing Authority now perm…