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THE ALPENA ALL-SCHOOL Reunion was a huge success due in part to these hard-working committee members who helped plan the event and then made sure it went off without a hitch. From left are: Ryan Jensen, Rob Baruth, Shawn Ochsner, Mark Kopfmann, DeVonne Losing, and Jodi Doering. Not pictured: Leo Jensen, Deb Ball, Andrew Arhart, and Kari Sandmann. The supper at the Red Hog served 300 former Wildcats, their spouses and friends. There was entertainment for everyone including a dance played by the “Renegrades”, a poker run, inflatable playground, another big supper and entertainment by River Rat Dueling Pianos at the Community Center.
June 29: The fourth annual Blue and Gold Golf Tournament will be held at Springs Country Club on Friday, June 29, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Call the Country Club at 539-1944 to register. Questions? Call Gloria Vavra at 350-2118.
Twenty-seventh annual Prairie Hills Art Show at the Wessington Springs 1905 Opera House.
The annual Wessington Springs firemen’s ball will be hosted at the fire house on Saturday, June 30. The dance coincides with the Springs Fourth of July festivities
Firemen called to prairie blaze southwest of Springs
Firemen from Wessington Springs were called to a prairie fire southwest of town on Tuesday, March 27.
The Springs volunteer fire department provided what is termed “mutual aid” to the Kimball department to help contain a fire that burned approximately 150 acres.
The following item is a news release from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding plans to close several Farm Services Agency (FSA) offices in South Dakota. The Jerauld County office in Wessington Springs is among those planned for closure.
BY JERRY VOORHEES & KATHY PAGEL
Wessington Springs area weather forecast can be seen on PAGE THREE.
H L PRE.
M., Feb. 6 42 15 0
T., Feb. 7 45 14 0
W., Feb. 8 21 4 0
T., Feb. 9 33 4 0
F., Feb. 10 43 4 0
S., Feb. 11 7 -6 0
S., Feb. 12 18 -8 0
JERAULD COUNTY HAS ENTERED into a four-county cooperative agreement to provide staffing at the county 4-H office in the courthouse. Audra Scheel (right) will be in the office on a part-time basis, providing 4-H services. She also will serve in the same capacity at the offices in Plankinton, Woonsocket and Fr. Thompson. She is shown above with Julie Barber (left), who is a part-time administrative assistant/4-H program assistant at the Jerauld County Courthouse SDSU Extension office. Local hours for Barber are Monday and Wednesdays, from 8:00-5:00 and Thursdays from 8:00-noon. Scheel’s office hours are still being worked out.