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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...
Jacqueline Myers offers friendly instruction to Dalton Madsen and Nate Ludovissie during English I.
    New Underwood resident and teacher Jacqueline Myers will be honored at the Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE) Conference in Sioux Falls as the recipient of the prestigious kindergarten through 12 educator award. This award is given to a teacher from South Dakota who “leads outstanding...
Tina Scott is currently dedicating a series of trail runs to her buddy, Brooke.
  When two Owanka runners lace up their running shoes, they are running for something more than health or fun.    Both Kayla Wulf and Tina Scott have decided to use their running to bless someone else by taking part in I Run for Michael, a program that pairs runners with children who have special...
The 1935-36 Tigers. Back, l-r, Mr. Cecil Tobin, Deane Joyce, Eugene Madsen, Gerald English, Edgar Miller, Dale Kent, Wilfred Bruns, Kenneth Duncan. Front: Ernest Nelson, Jay Felton, Donald Dolan.
When the New Underwood Tigers basketball teams take to the court, they are carrying on a tradition that has been over 100 years in the making in South Dakota, and even longer in the United States as a whole.  According to numerous sources, including The Ultimate Youth Basketball Guide (www.ultimate...
Christmas past
December is marked by area Christmas celebrations, including school and church programs. This time honored tradition has provided memories for many in the community.  Lakeside resident Edgar Simon, who is still living in the house in which he and three of his six siblings were born, remembers that...
Morris Scott Burch, 92, died Dec. 4, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society in New Underwood.   “Obituaries are usually sand written in sand. I wish mine to be brief and factual for those who may have known me and the few who called me friend and did not look at their watch at my funeral. I had no...

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