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A well-established non-profit service organization that serves both Wagner and Lake Andes is the Rural Office of Community Services (ROCS).

Becky Haenfler was recently named the 2024 Region 7 Assistant Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.

Local photographer, Katie Swatek Hjelm recently had one of the pictures she photographed featured on the cover of SeniorInspire Magazine.


After graduating from Wagner Community School in 2023, Emma Yost decided to continue to play basketball at the college level for Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU).

This year’s track season has started out quite rocky with all the snow and rain that the area has received in the last few weeks.

Ashlyn Koupal was recently named the South Eastern South Dakota (SESD) All-Conference Most Valuable Player. Koupal is a 6’3” sophomore that plays the guard/forward position for the Red Raiders.

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Wagner girls’ golf team kicks off their season on Friday, April 19th with Gregory at the Gregory Golf Course starting at 10 a.m. This year’s team is coached by Riley Kirwan.


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Rail to Trail update.

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A couple of days ago my wife Brenda and I had a meeting in Aberdeen so we traveled north on highway 281 towards our destination.

South Dakota is enjoying an unusually warm and dry early spring.

Feb 21, 2024 - 00:00

Rail to Trail updated Tyndall to Platte: On January 29 I attended the first meeting on the Rail to Trail Project.


Gus Stop in Pickstown held their grand opening and ribbon cutting Tuesday, April 2nd. Welcome to Pickstown! Photography by Denelle

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 1, 2024) –April donors bring May lives saved! This month, roll up your sleeves and save lives with LifeServe Blood Center.

Wagner Chamber had a great turnout for their Annual Farm, Home Garden and Sports Show Thursday, April 4th. This years show had a great variety with 53 vendors attending.

One of this week’s featured seniors is Aubrey Medricky. She is the daughter of Mike and Miranda Medricky. Aubrey also goes by the nickname Aubs.


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Memorial services for James Clemens, 79, of Wagner was held Saturday, April 13 at Peters Funeral Home in Wagner. Inurnment was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, rural Wagner.

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Shirley Ann (Lassen) Setterholm, age 89, of Chester, passed away April 3, 2024, at the Madison Hospital from a stroke. Funeral services were held April 8 at the Trent Baptist Church in Trent.

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Funeral services for Celia Ann Patterson, 46, of Lower Brule were held Wednesday, April 3 at the YST South Gym in Wagner. Burial was in the Hill Church Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Dante.

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Funeral services for Merwyn will be 11 a.m., Thursday, April 11, at the YST South Gym in Wagner. Burial will be in the Holy Fellowship Episcopal Cemetery, rural Greenwood.