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Aimee Wichman, the daughter of Duane and Cary Wichman of McCook Lake, and Tom Sandman, son of John and Julie Sandman of Coco Beach, FL, were married Feb. 22, 2020.

With long-time finance officer Kim Hoffman leaving, the Dakota Dunes Board of Supervisors hired Andrew Tramp at their meeting March 16. Tramp began his duties March 16 and Hoffman’s final day is March 31.

The Elk Point-Jefferson School District welcomed its students back for a brief period Monday, March 23. Elementary students picked up study packets; middle school and high school students cleaned out their lockers and picked up computers for their online studies.

All local Social Security offices closed to the public for in-person service March 17. This decision protects the population we serve – older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions – and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to …

Bruce Crevier and family performed its Spin-tacular Basketball Show March 13 for Elk Point-Jefferson students and staff as well as the public. Extended family and former classmates also attended the performance to visit with Bruce.

Aidan Hamm, far right, holds a tray for Florence McGuire as they go through the line at the St. Peter’s Knights of Columbus Fish Fry March 6 at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Dakota Dunes. Gary and Barb Shadbolt are next in line. Jon Hauger, far left, and Dan Twohig served up baked fish, Texa…

Jim Fowler was recognized Wednesday, March 4, at a lunch, for his many years of service on the North Sioux City Economic Development Corporation (NSCEDC) board. Present and past board members praised Fowler’s contribution. He is shown with NSCEDC Executive Director Andrew Nilges.

Residents living along Henke Road in Richland Township first appeared before the Union County Board of County Commissioners seeking assistance for their road May 7, 2019. At that time they presented information stating that they had endured three separate floods within a year’s span and want…

Members of the Elk Point-Jefferson National Honor Society served Friends Feast at Immanuel Lutheran Church Monday, March 9. Servers included Zariah Zevenbergen, Emily Henze, Emma Scarmon, Addison Stabe, Laken Gaswint, Deirdre Cross, Kelsie Olson, Trinity Love, Lily Kempf, Jaimie Donnelly, Br…

Brittany Calvillo feeds her daughter, Annie, a piece of Texas toast at the St. Peter’s Knights of Columbus Fish Fry March 6 at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Dakota Dunes. Annie’s father, Chris, enjoys the rest of the meal. The next fry is Friday, March 13 at St. Peter’s Community Center in J…

A verbal threat made by a Dakota Valley middle school student Wednesday, Feb. 26 wasn’t taken lightly, according to an email sent out by Superintendent Jerry Rassmussen.

St. Peter’s Knights of Columbus member Jeff Poss serves up the first piece of fish to Ralph Webb at the KOC’s fish fry Feb. 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Point. The frys will continue every Friday through the Lenten season, with the next one at St. Teresa in Dakota Dunes from 5-7 p…

The regular monthly Friends Feast will be Monday, March 9 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elk Point. 

William “Bill” Shorma of Dakota Dunes is seeking to return to the South Dakota legislature. He will enter the Republican primary for the State House of Representatives. Shorma previously served in the 2016 SD State Senate with an appointment from then-Governor Dennis Daugaard.

Flakes began falling from the sky Tuesday evening and continued into Wednesday mid-afternoon, leaving behind a fluffy, white blanket across the area. Most of the snow had melted by Friday afternoon as the sun shone bright after the clouds retreated.

Thirteen South Dakota public libraries have been accredited by the State Library in 2020. They were recently honored in front of lawmakers, library colleagues and community members at the Capitol rotunda during an event held in conjunction with the annual South Dakota Library Association Lib…

Two University of South Dakota students – Myranda Rosenbaum and Carli Robinson – are undergoing their student teaching with the Dakota Valley School District in the elementary building.

It doesn’t matter what the season is, construction work continues year-round. This house is going up in Wynstone.

Morningside College presented its 2019 Sharon Walker Faculty Excellence Awards to Leslie Werden, professor of English; Shannon Claxton, assistant professor of psychology; and Greg Guelcher, professor of history.

The Fantastic Five First Lego League (FFL) team was named State Champions at the South Dakota FLL State Championship Feb. 1 in Sioux Falls. They competed in robot game, robot design, research project and core values. They will represent South Dakota at the Razorback International Invitationa…

Orville and Barbara Bailey of McCook Lake will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an Open House from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Elks Lodge, 1001 Tri-View Ave., Sioux City. The couple requests no gifts; donations may be made to your favorite charity.

St. Joseph Catholic Church’s Altar Society held its annual Soup, Sandwich and Pie Luncheon Sunday, Feb. 16 in the parish hall. Diners got to choose from a wide selection of pie before hitting the line for taverns and chicken noodle soup or chili. Within a few minutes of opening, nearly all t…

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VFW Post 915 and Auxiliary will meet Feb 13 at 7 pm. The Auxiliary will meet at Wel-Life. Post members will meet at McLaury Engineering to clean rifles.

A series of Better Choices, Better Health® SD Chronic Disease workshops will take place Thursdays, March 5 through April 9 at Horizon Health Care, 204 E. Main Street in Elk Point. The educational sessions are specifically designed for adults with chronic conditions and will take place from 1…

Justin Jackson loves the hospitality industry – the people, hearing new stories, seeing new faces every day. What he didn’t like was managing eight restaurants and casinos scattered across Sioux Falls. He and his wife were already living in Elk Point for her job in Sioux City, so when The Po…

Southeast Farmers Elevator served Friends Feast Monday, Feb. 10 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Those helping serve included Aaron Staum, Jared Limoges, Dan Schmitz, Brian Rupp, Mark Hoffman, Parker Adams, Rose Adams and Ross Mockler. The menu included pork loin, cheesy potatoes and corn.

Ben and Rita Pehl of Terry, MT announce the birth of their son, Leo James Pehl.

Please join us as we celebrate Dorothy Langle’s 85th birthday. An Open House will be held from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 22 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31903 475th Ave., Elk Point.

Four bids were approved and one bid tabled at the Union County Board of County Commission meeting Feb. 11.

A new chapter in the 110-year history of the Two Rivers Golf Club is being written with the recent purchase of the course by a group of investors – Dakota Dunes Land Holdings, led by Connelly Development.

W. A. Klinger, LLC, has named Matt Thompson as president. Thompson has been with Klinger since 2002 and has overseen a variety of projects over the course of his 18 years with the company, including healthcare facilities, schools and industrial/manufacturing structures. He served most recent…

Pack 28 celebrated their Arrow of Light recipients Sunday, Jan. 26. The Arrow of Light is the highest honor a Cub Scout can earn. Pictured are, front from left, Jimmy Taylor-Smith, Johnny Danner, Max Tew, Jasper Morgan and Jordan Neri; and back, Cubmaster Chris Hunt and Panther Patrol Den Le…

Area residents have signed up to be a part of the winter indoor bags league at The Pointe Golf & Event Center. They play every Wednesday evening. For a couple hours every week, the people participating in the bags league can pretend that it’s summer time.

The regular monthly Friends Feast will be Monday, Feb. 10 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elk Point. 

The LifeServe Blood Center blood drive sponsored by the Elk Point Community Jan. 21 had a great turn-out. Thirteen donors registered and 12 life-saving units of blood were donated at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Katelyn Chytka has decided to play volleyball at Mount Marty College. Shown here as she signed her letter of intent Jan. 27 are, front from left, her sister, Alyssa; mother, Carol Chytka; Chytka; and father, Tom Chytka; and back, EPJ assistant coaches Alicia Hoiland and Amanda Barrios, EPJ h…

The 68th Annual South Dakota Picnic will be held Saturday, Feb. 22. They plan to eat at 1 p.m. but people may want to come early to fellowship with fellow South Dakotans.

Sen. Jim Bolin, R-Canton, sponsored Daniel Choate as a page during the current legislative session in Pierre. A student at Elk Point-Jefferson, Choate plans on attending the University of South Dakota business school and then going on to law school.

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