Ken and Claire Campbell of Jefferson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 26.

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The Dakota Valley Middle School Student Council donated 855 cans/boxed food items to the Gospel Mission. They sponsored a food drive event instead of their TOEvember activity that they’ve done in the past.

There is a new Ace Hardware in Riverside on War Eagle Drive west of Fareway. It is in the former Red Cross facility as they moved to the MidAmerican Building downtown.

VFW Post 915 Commander Matt Dosdall, left, announced the winners of the Patriot’s Pen contest – Laila Peters, third place; Trey Vander Weerdt, second place; and Madalyn Quiring, first place. Quiring’s essay goes on to compete in the state competition. The awards were presented during the Vet…

Through programs of the United States Department of Agriculture, Dakota Valley School District has received funding and approval to offer every student breakfast and lunch at no charge to our students. This program will run through the end of the 2021-22 school year or until the program is e…

Dakota Valley senior Keaten Wright is this year’s winner of local VFW Post 915 Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay. Post Commander Matthew Dosdall and Auxiliary President Sarah Dosdall presented Keaten with $50 and an Award Citation. Wright’s essay will now move to the district level.

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South Dakota State University celebrated the naming of the Chicoine Architecture, Mathematics & Engineering Hall with a ceremony honoring the 19th President of SDSU. Serving as President from 2007-16, David Chicoine was instrumental in the founding of the Department of Architecture in 20…

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The recent purchase of two pieces of land averaging around 400 acres was the discussion at the North Sioux City Council meeting Monday, Nov. 15. Because it is trying to acquire business ventures for available land in the district, the North Sioux City Economic Development Corporation asked t…

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The SDHCA Dakota MasterWorks Art Show held its 24th annual exhibition Oct. 28-29 at the Good Samaritan Society National Campus in Sioux Falls. The show featured art created by artists age 60 and older who are South Dakota residents. This year’s show included more than 130 artistic entries.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county and urban county committee elections to all eligible agricultural producers and private landowners across the country. Elections are occurring in certain Local Administrative Areas (…

Last week’s Union County Board of County Commission article reported that the county was named in a suit against the South Dakota Housing Development Authority. Also named in this suit were Elk Point and Lance and April Watterson (not Waters as stated at the meeting). We are sorry for the co…

Last week, people travelling on Highway 11 just north of Elk Point, may have seen Highway Patrol Officers in the ditches. It wasn’t part of a search for anything in particular, just part of their pledge for community service – the MC Zone 3 for the South Dakota Highway Patrol has adopted Hig…

Eight Dakota Valley students participated in the 2021 All State Chorus. Pictured are, front from left, Emily Carlson, Jalen Doyle, Claire Maeschen and Lexi Squier; and back, Tyler Kuehl, Peyton Machan, Preston Carlson and Tavone Keomanyvong.

Ellie Wiese signed a letter of intent to play softball with the Morningside Mustangs. She will continue in her position as pitcher, but said she could also be playing another position as she’s a “utility player.”

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Dakota Valley played Lakota Tech in the volleyball SoDak 16 in Beresford Tuesday, Nov. 9.

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The Dakota Valley Business Council will meet for its monthly coffee meeting Thursday, Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m. The event will take place at Remax Commercial, Salem Management at One River Place – 1st Floor in Dakota Dunes.

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As we recently ended daylight saving time, it got me thinking about how long it takes me to readjust to this process twice each year. In trying to get to the bottom of why this was, I came across a large body of research regarding the importance of sleep and the effects of lack of sleep in c…

Heavy rains last week kept crews from working on the Jack Nicklaus drive project. The new curb and gutter is in, but held nothing more than puddles of rainwater.

Jim and Marisa Lulf celebrated their 50th Anniversary Oct. 16, 2021 in Branson, MO and the Ozarks.

Citizenship is defined in Webster’s dictionary as “the quality of an individual’s response to membership in a community.” When we take into account the World Wide Web, we expand upon the definition laid out in Webster’s dictionary. Today we have a new term called digital citizenship. So what…

The Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve is ready to decorate for their Festival of Lights now that the leaves have been cleared away by the DVMS Student Council. Also the residents of StoneyBrook were super impressed by the creative pumpkins that they delivered to them.

Pack 28 is proud to announce their first Bobcats of the year. Pictured are, from left Chan Griffin, Logan Kalaher, Hudson Monk and Oliver Kalaher. Standing behind them is Cubmaster Chris Hunt.

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The Elk Point senior citizens card club will hold its next meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1 at The Pointe Golf & Event Center. The group meets the first and third Monday of each month.

The EPJ volleyball team hosted a Pink Out for breast cancer awareness Friday, Oct. 22. Team members placed pink pumpkins in a row or handed them to special survivors at the start of the varsity game. The event raised $321.

It was a beautiful day to fill the canoes for Scouting for Food. The canoes are so full, you cannot even see them under all of the bags of food. The food will go to the ROCS Union County Food Pantry, Elk Point Food Pantry and Siouxland Food bank.

Chief Justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court Steven Jensen gained the cover of The South Dakotan Lawyer. Jensen, a Dakota Dunes resident, is featured in an article giving his journey from a Wakonda farm boy to his present position. Jensen joined the Supreme Court in November 2017 and beca…

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Southeast CASA is looking for a few talented and caring volunteer board members to lead and strengthen their program of providing free advocacy services for abused and neglected children in southeastern South Dakota. They are seeking adults from communities in Union, Clay, Turner, Bon Homme …

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It is hard to believe we are already over nine weeks into the school year. As the school year progresses, DVHS will continue to focus on helping students prepare for their future. The vision statement at DVHS is to graduate productive citizens who are lifelong learners. To achieve this visio…

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A strong foundation for doing well in school is created at a young age, and parents and caregivers play a vital role in that creation. There are some natural ways that this can be accomplished in fun and creative ways.

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Hello from the North Sioux City Community Library. We have been adding books to several different genres this month. We are also working to decrease wait times on popular books on our Libby site. If you are experiencing extremely long wait times on a particular online selection, contact the …

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Beginning Oct. 24, mandatory 10-digit dialing will take effect across South Dakota. On and after this date, you must dial the area code + telephone number for all local calls. Local calls dialed with only seven digits may not be completed. Instead, a recording may inform you that your call c…

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U.S. Sen. John Thune is currently seeking college students to serve as spring interns in his office in Washington, D.C., as well as in his offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

Dr. Christina Case married Dr. Tyler Woodworth, Sept. 10 in Golden, CO. Christina is the daughter of Dr. Jim and Carol Case of Dakota Dunes. Tyler is the son of Mark and Michelle Woodworth of Lakewood, CO.

Randy Stein pulled up to the doors of North Sioux City City Hall with a pickup bed full of food and a cab full of kindness. The Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church held an in-house month-long food drive sponsored by the Women in Mission and Evangelicalism group. Every year the Women in Mi…

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The Union County 4-H Leaders and the Extension Staff have scheduled the Annual 4-H Recognition Event for Sunday, Oct. 17 at the Jefferson Community Center, 309 S. Railroad Ave in Jefferson.

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The Vermillion School District passed a $26 million bond issue Oct. 5 to build a new elementary school – 74.79 percent (902 votes) voted yes and 304 voted no.

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Friday morning, Oct. 8, greeted many people with an email from the Dakota Valley School District High School Principal Erik Sommervold detailing steps the school is taking to prevent the continued vandalism in the boys upstairs bathroom.

Twenty students graduated from Jefferson High School in 1971. Nine of the them gathered Labor Day weekend in Jefferson to celebrate 50 years. It started with a backyard BBQ, an outdoor dinner the next evening by the river at Crave and finished the evening on the Rooftop at the Warrior Hotel.…

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Dexter Jorgensen of rural Elk Point is the first farmer in Union County to receive an Industrial Hemp Grower License from the State of South Dakota. Jorgensen plans to plant 40 acres of hemp, to be used in the production of soap and clothing. He has factories in Vermillion, SD and Alabama th…

The Elk Point Chamber held its monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 30 at Los Amigos.

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Two Rivers American Legion Post 319 is hosting their first Pancake Breakfast Sunday, Oct. 10. These will run on the second Sunday of each month through April from 8 a.m. to noon. Free will offering.

These beautiful flowers in a yard in North Sioux City will soon yield to the change of seasons. A few pumpkins give it a fall touch.

A place has been determined for all the Purple Heart City signs North Sioux City received at a recognition event held out front of the Union County Courthouse Tuesday, Sept. 7. This sign can be seen coming into North Sioux City off of CR1B or old Highway 105. Another sign is placed on Norths…

The Dakota Valley band marched down Main Street in Vermillion as part of USD’s Dakota Days parade Oct. 2. The band also marched in Elk Point Sept. 24 as part of Elk Point-Jefferson’s homecoming parade.

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“Oh, to be a kid again!” How many times have we as adults said that? Many of us long for those carefree years of being a child. The reality is that many children are growing up in a world where they are no longer sheltered from the big problems that adults once faced alone. Poverty, homeless…