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Andes Central FFA members participated in a virtual online State FFA CDE contest May 6 and 7th.

I am a Nursing Home employee. I am a caregiver. In the past, I always struggled going to the Nursing Home.

The much anticipated 2020 racing season at Wagner Speedway will officially get underway on Saturday, June 6th beginning with the annual Car Show and Test and Tune practice night.


For the past 15-20 years, the pursuit of non-indigenous game from other parts of the world has played a significant part in my life as a hunter. Yours too in all probability.

Abby Brunsing, a junior at WCS, has been selected as one of the KORN/Q107 Elite Eight Athletes of the Year for the sport of volleyball.

Apr 8, 2020 - 00:00

Due to current health concerns, a private family funeral service for Diana Schroeder, 82, of Wagner was held Wednesday, April 1 at St. John Lutheran Church in Wagner.

Mar 18, 2020 - 00:00

March 10th the Marty Braves boys basketball team headed to Chamberlain to take on the Faith Longhorns in the SoDak 16.

After an exciting 1st half the Braves led by 2 at the break.


May 26, 2020 - 00:00

When Eliza Blue mailed me her manuscript about life on a West River ranch, I admit that I had some skepticism. The document sat unread in my inbox for a few days.

Congratulations, class of 2020. I can’t gloss over the fact that these are unusual times. This isn’t a normal high school graduation. And this hasn’t been a normal semester.

May 20, 2020 - 00:00

I recently heard from a column reader who wanted to see more about guns in this column.

Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota honor some of the area’s most impressive high school seniors each year through the Scholar of the Week program.


Saturday evening the rain began to fall in the area and continued into the night bringing reports of up to 2.8 inches in the area which left standing water in many fields and many roads under water

May 26, 2020 - 00:00

Over the last few months, the COVID-19 pandemic, has forced many of us to change the way we do so many things.

May 26, 2020 - 00:00

MITCHELL, S.D. – Dakota Wesleyan University recently released its Spring 2020 dean’s list which includes 329 university students.

May 26, 2020 - 00:00

The LifeServe Blood Center blood drive in Wagner on Monday, May 18, 2020 had a fantastic turnout! 44 donors registered and 50 life-saving units of blood were donated.


May 26, 2020 - 00:00

Due to current health concerns, private funeral services for Colleen Wiechmann, 93, of Lake Andes were held Saturday, May 23 at the United Methodist Church in Wagner.

May 20, 2020 - 00:00

Funeral services for Rebecca Bruguier, 30, of Marty were Monday, May 18 at the Marty Community Center in Marty. Burial was in the Cedar Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Lake Andes.

May 20, 2020 - 00:00

Brenda (Bucholz) Jennings, 59, died Saturday, May 9, 2020 at her home in Bancroft. A private family service was held May 16 at Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet.

May 20, 2020 - 00:00

Due to current health concerns, private funeral services for Dale A. Petrik, 55, of Wagner were held Friday, May 1 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wagner.