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The Children's Chapel when it was first moved to its current site at the church from the Sam Johnston ranch.
An edifice that once played a vital role in both the Dalzell and Elm Springs communities has again found purpose as the newly refurbished Children’s Chapel at the Elm Springs church.    The building, which has served as both a teacherage (a home for the country school teacher if he or she were not...
New Underwood High School Class of 2017 – back row from left are Wylie Brunson, Christian Heinrich, Clay Paulson, Brianna Philipsen, Tristan Red Leaf, Justin Rhodes, Andrew Weishaar and Cade Venhuizen; front row are Carissa Anderson, Connor Guenot, Sierra Oberlander and Cody Scott.
Twelve seniors were honored at the commencement exercises for New Underwood’s Class of 2017  Saturday, May 20.    Brianna Philipsen was the valedictorian and Cade Venhuizen received salutatorian honors.  Brandi Brassfield addressed the class.    Students graduating with honors included Carissa...
Tensions ran high at a special school board meeting at the New Underwood school Thursday, March 30.  The meeting was announced the prior week, when staff and faculty were alerted via email, including an attached presentation, that the school had run into budgeting trouble and would be considering...
When New Underwood senior Brianna Philipsen shot her 1,500th point of her high school career Feb. 13, in the Tigers’ game against Edgemont, she was celebrating not just that accomplishment, but the contributions of family, coaches and teammates who have helped mold her into the player who now leads...
Having five generations together is a common occurrence in the McNaught family. They gathers for many reasons, including this picture from 2016, when the family hosted a "paneling party" to panel Slim and Darlene's dining room.
Western South Dakota cowboy poet, journalist, leather artist and western musician Slim McNaught epitomizes humility and the gentle stoicism of the iconic American cowboy.    Despite an ever-growing list of accomplishments and honors, the most recent of which is the Black Hills Stock Show® Pioneer...
Once the milking ports are in place, Cash has to keep an eye on the operation to ascertain that everything is running properly.
When Cash Albers first became interested in raising a heifer calf two years ago, his father, Josh, offered him a range cow calf. Cash had other designs, though.    Influenced by his uncle, Justin, Cash had his heart set on a Holstein heifer. He found one that came from out of state, but which he...
Meade County crews worked to clear drifts back from the highway to prevent more blowing and drifting. Even without fresh snowfall, drifts left too close to the road can cause travel problems when the wind moves the snow.
A forecasted Christmas Day storm  changed plans for residents across South Dakota and continues to affect many residents even into the new year.  Travel was not advised across much of western South Dakota Sunday, Dec. 25, as myriad weather conditions, including thundersnow, lightning strikes,...
Amber Lyle and Dennis Fernau after the operations.
Thanksgiving Day is hailed nationally as a time to specifically appreciate things that are often taken for granted. One New Underwood family is acutely aware of the everyday grace extended to them that makes the very act of living possible.   New Underwood native Dennis Fernau was diagnosed with...
Situated on a knob to the west of the ghost town of Owanka, the Owanka Cemetery tells a story of early-day South Dakotans. Numerous graves are for children or babies. The Wicksville Workers commissioned the sign as an official marker for the cemetery.
    Tuesday, Oct. 11, marked the 65th anniversary of the Wicks-ville Workers, a community organization comprised of women from the Owanka, Wicksville and Lakeside areas that is dedicated to the furthering of all manner of humanitarian projects across the area.    According to Sherry Volmer, Owanka...
Co-op members of all ages helped blow out the hundred candles on the Golden West Communications Cooperative anniversary cake.
    Over 300 members of the Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative met in Wall Saturday, Sept. 24, for the 64th annual business meeting and a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the co-op.    Golden West Telecommunications began in 1916 when area ranchers and farmers ran telephone wires...

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