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The 2021 Fort Randall Casino Classic Tournament was held this past weekend at Randall Hills Country Club. Photo by Barb Pechous.

Marilyn Zylstra has seen a lot of change throughout her long and rewarding career. As she enters retirement she will be greatly missed as the administrative secretary at Wagner Elementary School.

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Avon Swim Team members are, front row from left: Rowan Brandt, Irelynn Small, Addy Lavelle, Stella Ratzlaff, Keira Fathke.

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Charles Mix Saddle Club held their 5th annual Charles Mix Saddle Club SDRA Rodeo Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18 in Geddes. Stock contractor was Squeek and Maureen Hollenbeck.


On Wednesday, July 21, the Wagner VFW Post 7319 16U Teener team traveled to White Lake for a game against Kimball-White Lake.

The Avon Swim Team competed at the James River Valley League Championships on July 16th-17th in Platte, SD. Avon has over 50 swimmers on their team this year ranging from ages 3-19.

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On Monday, July 19, the Wagner 16U team played host to Mt. Vernon-Plankinton in its first contest in two weeks.

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8U Girls. Coach Jeff Haenfler. Back row, from left to right; Emersyn Haenfler, Johanna Namminga, Rowan Brandt, Stella Ratzlaff, Hailey Brandt and Whitley Wolf.


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Two weeks ago I took a hard look at today’s technology. With that in mind, I have a quote.

It is inevitable. Sooner or later, I will report that I have bitten off more than I can chew.

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Dear Editor,

Just how much technology will fish & game departments tolerate?


The new playground equipment is almost complete. Photo by Barb Pechous.

Several fishing boats were out enjoying the hot summer days at the Fort Randall Damn this weekend. Photo by Barb Pechous.

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“Doc, what’s this scaly rash on my arm? Do I have ringworm again?” A lot of the rashes I see in my dermatology clinic are red and scaly.

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Bob and Arlis Peterson of Doone, Iowa brought supper to Jim and Shirley Yonkers Friday night.


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Funeral services for Leonard Schinck, age 81 of Lake Andes are pending at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk.

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Funeral services for Zachary Johnson, 27, of Avon were held Friday, July 23 at the Avon High School Gymnasium in Avon.

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Funeral services for Loren Zephier, 68, of Pickstown were Saturday, July 24 at the Marty Indian School Gym in Marty. Burial was in St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery in Marty.

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Dennis L. Krcil of Grimes, IA 72, passed away at home on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Dennis was born March 20, 1949 in Tyndall to Henry and Sylvia (Carda) Krcil. He grew up farming in Dante.