Although the Leader-Courier will remain staffed and ready to report on any events that can be covered, our office will be closed to outside contact beginning Thursday, March 19.

We feel that is the best way to continue producing our newspaper while protecting both our staff and customers, many of whom are in the target demographic for COVID-19.

Please continue to submit your news to us, using any of these options:

• Email – leader1@iw.net

• Telephone – 605-356-2632

• Mail – PO Box 310, Elk Point, SD 57025

• Drop box – 108 W. Main, Elk Point

See full story in this week’s Leader-Courier.