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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...
  As dry conditions and windy days continue their hold across the region, area fire crews from New Underwood, Hereford, Elm Springs, Enning and Union Center have been called to numerous fires in the latter part of June. While causes of the fires have varied from utility pole sparks to lightning to...
Despite the high winds and dust, two balers and two rakes soon had the downed hay in this field first in neat windrows, then baled.
  The sky was just showing traces of pre-dawn grey as pickup and implement headlights converged off gravel side roads and onto the Smithville road before pulling into three different hayfields southeast of Elm Springs Sunday morning.  Though haying crews heading out to get an early start on the day...

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