The Good Folks of Lennox Valley

Wasted Votes! Voters for woman called  “stupid” by Puckett On Wednesday, the day before the “Election of the Century,” Lennox Valley was captivated by the series of events that had transpired the previous night. The Hometown News front page photo of Elbert Lee Jones rushing the stage, being held back by Marvin Walsh and two other Cooper supporters, summed up the […]

Priorities for Rural America in 2018


Recently in Congress, we’ve been successful in undoing burdensome regulations put in place during the previous administration, providing tax relief for American families and businesses and strengthening our armed forces. We have also worked to relieve local financial institutions from regulations that hindered their ability to best serve their customers. As we begin this new year, we hope to build […]

Week two of legislative happenings from Billie Sutton, Minority Leader


Week two of the legislative session has proven to be productive with numerous bills starting to move through committees and onto the Senate floor. One highlight of the week was a training seminar on professionalism, civility, and harassment that I attended with my colleagues and staff. Also in Pierre this week, the Governor hosted his annual Conference on Tourism. Tourism […]

Teacher housing, industrial hemp on the radar


Once again we begin the session, as with years past, with the Governor’s State of the State address. This year’s address had a departing undertone as the Governor will be leaving office this year as his term expires. Whether you agree or disagree with his views and or policies we need to say thank you to both him and his […]

This week on the ranch with Jennifer Zeller

I can’t believe we are almost through the month of January. I really don’t know where the month has gone. The weather, has for the most part, at least last week anyway, been great! The forecast through the end of the month looks great. We’re supposed to be in the 40s this week! I can’t believe it. I’ll take it […]

Ohitika News Junior High and High School

Improving Relationships By Improving Communication Skills


When we stop to think about it, we all realize that good communications are vitally important in building strong, positive relationships with others. The problem is that most of us are leading such busy, often stressful lives, that we forget to really think about communicating effectively. Good communication does require extra focus and effort. It requires understanding how we communicate […]

C-EB Braves battle Takini Skyhawks; JV girls maintain an undefeated season, 11-0


JV Girls’ basketball enters mid-season with an 11-0 record under the leadership of Coach Allen Benoist. In the game against Takini, C-EB had 16 turnovers, but still maintained a solid defensive, with Sophomore Jade Lebeau leading with a total of 12 rebounds. Regaining possession of the ball and denying Takini possession helped the Lady Braves sustain a substantial lead after […]

Dupree vs. McIntosh at LMC Tourney

Possibility of six-man football discussed


PIERRE — In many South Dakota communities, Friday nights in the fall are set aside for high school football games. In smaller towns, continuing that tradition may depend on going to six-man teams. That possibility was discussed at Wednesday’s meeting of the South Dakota High School Activities Association board of directors. SDHSAA Assistant Executive Director John Krogstrand told the board […]


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