Pastor Jim Holthus, a Lane-area native who serves as a Lutheran minister in Minnesota (go figure) stopped in the True Dakotan office recently with a couple of old pictures of the Springs swimming pool. Jim had taken the photographs in 1970 when he was the lifeguard
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Springs track coach among nominees for state award
Wessington Springs High School track and field coach Becky Bell-Krueger was among the nominations for the South Dakota High School Coaches Association boys track coach of the year for 2010.
Bell-Krueger guided the WSHS boys to a second place finish in the 2010 State B Track Meet at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
Harmony Township seeks tax opt out
The Harmony Township governing board has filed for a tax opt of in the amount of $10,000 per year for five years, beginning with calendar year 2010 taxes payable inthe 2011 calendar year.
Four of their remaining 5 children (originally 9) attended the event, along with 24 of their 36 grandchildren. More than 90 people participated in the event.
Activities began with a Thursday evening supper at Weskota Manor for the eldest generation of Pattons and their spouses, hosted by Myrna Schwartz.
Click here flag if you want to see a pretty good version of the “Star Spangled Banner”…. okay, it’s a VERY good version of the “Star Spangled Banner”
Our friend and former Wessington Springs businessman Dale Leischner, of Buffalo, Wyoming, wrote a comment on truedakotan.com when he read about the flooding we’ve had lately. “I do not remember anything like this. I remember everyone praying for rain and then complaining about Fred’s low rain gauge readings.”
Of course Dale was talking about longtime weather recorder Fred Marken and the dry years of the 1970s when farmers and businessmen were leaving the area with empty pockets. Fred lived to be 100 years old and was a fun-loving guy. When he talked about his weather report he would say, “I may not be right, but I’m OFFICIAL!”
Deb Fastnacht, manager at the American Legion’s Prairie Lounge –the lounge with the prettiest view in South Dakota– sent this picture of a baby fawn beside the flag pole at the Lounge. It was taken with a cell phone camera from a pretty good distance, so it has pretty good clarity all things considered. We just wanted to share it with you…. have a great Fourth of July!
IT WILL TAKE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of dollars to get rural roads back to where they belong after a month of heavy rain in and around Jerauld County.
Washed out culverts and eroded spots in county roads has been wide-spread and is keeping the county road crews busy marking bad spots while repairing them as fast as they can.
This east-west road is located in Western Jerauld County showing a culvert washed out on both sides.
The Jerauld County 4-H Achievement Days will be held August 5th and 6th in Wessington Springs. What is 4-H? 4- H is a non-profit organization operated through the Cooperative Extension Service. In 4-H youth learn life skills they will benefit from forever. The project opportunities in 4-H are seemingly infinite. 4-H members learn useful knowledge and skills in all areas, from photography, to sewing, craft projects, livestock showmanship, baking to horticulture. 4-H’ers learn how to work in a group, make new friends, and more, all while having fun. Through 4-H, youth acquire incredible skills to become an effective leader and a good citizen of our community.