A blood drive sponsored by LifeServe will be held at the North Sioux City Community Center (205 Sodrac Dr.)Tuesday, July 7 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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Deer can be seen roaming their way around Dakota Dunes. This buck is in full velvet. Take a moment and watch nature at its finest.

The area by Firethorn Trail and Arrowhead Circle has been cleared for additional residential building sites. It is in the southwest area of Dakota Dunes.

Union County roads slated for summer construction for mill, overlay and chip seal projects are as follows:

The Get to the Point half marathon, 5k run and kids fun run, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, have been cancelled, due to the ongoing cases of COVID-19 across the country.

Elk Point Dental Care, Lakeport Dental Care and Knopik Family Dentistry, a family and locally-owned dental group, has announced they will begin operating under a new name and will now be known as The Dentist at Elk Point, The Dentist at Lakeport and The Dentist at Hamilton. This rebranding r…

Whimp’s Place in Burbank is for sale. For over 50 years, the restaurant has served area residents. A long-time feature is all-you-can-eat spaghetti night, a tradition for USD students. The spaghetti sauce and meatballs were homemade. Another popular item is the hand-cut french fries.

Children got to experience at least one day of vacation Bible school Wednesday, June 24, as Elk Point United Parish brought them together for a day at Elk Point City Park.

Roger and Patty Skinner will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 3, 2020. They were married July 3, 1970, at the United Methodist Church in Elk Point. Reverend Jerald Barnhart officiated at the ceremony.

These turkeys were taking their time as they checked everything out Friday afternoon in central Union County.

This year, the Summer Recreation (Rec) program will begin July 8 and end July 31. There is a participant limit set to 50 children. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Rec program is taking precautions with the care of students and staff members to include temperature screening and enhanced …

Zort’s Fireworks, located in North Sioux City, will host a free drive-in style fireworks show Saturday, June 27. The event will be held in the parking lot of United Sports Academy, 300 Centennial Drive, North Sioux City.

This home on Wynstone Drive had a building permit issued on Feb. 29 with a construction value of $1,925,000.

This picture taken in April shows fill being brought into the area near Pebble Beach and East Sawgrass. The fill is coming from southwest of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church. It now has green cover and a For Sale sign.

Fall classes will begin and end early at Iowa State University. Aug. 17 will be the first day of the semester which will run through Nov. 25. Classes will be held on Labor Day.

When the fireworks go off July 3 at Mount Rushmore, it will be a California company, not a South Dakota company, doing the fireworks show.

The first direct flight from Sioux Falls to San Diego took off June 8 as part of a new service from Allegiant Air.

Fine Designs Inc. of Grimes, Iowa, was awarded a three-year contract as the South Dakota High School Activities Association’s souvenir vendor.

Mercy Health, which has multiple locations in Dakota Dunes, has made a large South Dakota land purchase.

Norma Jean Davis will celebrate her 90th birthday June 29.

Rusty and Lynn Kanne will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary July 5, 2020. They were married July 5, 1975 in Edgerton, MN and what a hot day it was!

Due to insurance related issues, Park Jefferson International Speedway had to postpone the rest of their Saturday races (June 13 and 27) and cancel Monday’s USMTS show (June 15).

In the midst of a pandemic, Union County residents still managed to make it to the polls or mail in their ballots. Union County sent out 2,144 absentee ballots with 1,570 returned. Union County Auditor Jackie Sieverding said that the average voting percentage, even with in-person voting down…

The Independent Insurance Agents of South Dakota has donated 10 full face masks and 100 surgical masks to the Elk Point Ambulance. Shown are ambulance members, from left, Doug Irwin, Cara Kosinski and Renee Irwin, Jensen Insurance agent Kyle Buum and Elk Point Police Officer Corey Trudeau.

An 18-year veteran of the two TownHouse pizzas has purchased the location in North Sioux City at 100 Marie Avenue.

Work continues on the front rebuild of Jones’ Food Center in Elk Point. The front entry should be open soon.

The Rural Office of Community Services, Inc. (ROCS) of Wagner, SD has been awarded CSBG CARES Act Funds to provide emergency assistance to income-qualified individuals and families who have experienced financial distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The South Dakota High School Activities Association has recognized 347 high school athletic teams and fine arts groups from schools across the state that achieved the “Academic Achievement Team Award” for the spring season. Any varsity athletic team or fine arts group achieving a combined gr…

The North Sioux City Police Department was dispatched to Waddy’s Whistlestop Casino after a report of an armed robbery around 11:04 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.

San Diego, California-based technology firm, Innovive purchased a 367,000 square foot advanced manufacturing and distribution center on 40 acres located at 301/508 Centennial Drive and 200 N. Merrill Boulevard in North Sioux City. Innovive is a leading manufacturer of disposable rodent cages…

The South Dakota State Library has announced the 2020 recipients of the 21st Century School Library Award. The award recognizes school libraries as Effective, Enhanced or Exemplary, based on performance in three areas: place, which refers to the learning environment (both physical and online…

Almost 45 million Americans have student loans, and during months where everything seems uncertain, meeting those payments can be challenging. The federal CARES Act has addressed this issue, but for those not familiar with interpreting legislation, it can be confusing to sort through.

Since last week, consumers who have not received their federal stimulus check have been asking the Better Business Bureau (BBB) about the prepaid debit card they received in the mail from MetaBank. Some people thought it may be a scam.

The Coffee Cup Travel Plaza presented their annual Caribou tip donation to the Clay and Union County Sheriff’s departments. The tip donation will go to drug detection/ interdiction training of both departments. Pictured are, from left, Clay County Deputy Sheriff Paul Pederson, Erin Robinson,…

Precinct workers, from left, Sharon Ulrich, Linda Roggow, Carmen Wilcox and Carla Bambas wait patiently for voters to appear at the Union County Courthouse to vote in the Primary Election June 2. As of 9:15 a.m. seven voters had gone through the building. As of Friday, May 29 at 4:30 p.m., 2…

The South Dakota Supreme Court is pleased to announce the Justices have selected Justice Steven R. Jensen to serve as the next Chief Justice of South Dakota’s highest court.

The Friends Feast Core Team has decided to cancel Friends Feast for June. They hope to resume monthly meals as soon as it is safe to do so.