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Team Excellence For Interpers
The Britton-Hecla Oral Interpretation team wrapped up their season in style this past weekend at the State Festival in Harrisburg. The team earned three superiors, one excellent ranking and overall, brought home a Team Excellence Award. Senior Brynlee Patterson competed in two categories. She earned a Superior for her Storytelling...
Taking The Show On The Road
Missoula Directors Enjoy Living As Traveling Minstrels. In days of yore, traveling minstrels moved from town to town entertaining the masses with their displays of revelry. These days, there are still traveling theater groups but the small towns of Northeastern South Dakota aren’t usually destinations for such groups. Yet somewhat of an equivalent would be the Missoula Children’s Theater that visited Britton last week. Putting on a production with over 40 kids in a week is no easy task. The two women who were responsible for this feat chatted with the Journal about how they accomplish that task as well as what their lives are like doing a job they love.
A Town Shaken: The Aftermath of Trauma in Forman, North Dakota
In the quiet town of Forman, North Dakota, the community reels from a recent kidnapping and assault case that has brought the issue of trauma to the forefront. Ryan Bergh stands accused of the harrowing crime against Melissa Wolter, a local bartender, who endured hours of fear and abuse. The incident, culminating in a desperate escape and Bergh's surrender, has not only left physical injuries but also deep psychological scars on the victim and has shaken the town to its core.
Man charged in kidnapping of Forman bartender to represent himself in court
(Forman, ND) -- A man charged in the kidnapping of a Forman, North Dakota woman has pleaded not guilty. Police say 47-year-old Ryan Bergh abducted bartender Melissa Wolter at gunpoint from Deuces Bar in October. Wolter told police she was driven to an empty field where Bergh threatened to rape her, but ended up releasing her hours later outside the home of the Sergeant County Sheriff. Bergh was arrested soon afterwards.
#7 EKM Beats Oakes in Defensive Shootout
Oakes, ND (Newsdakota.com) – The Rebels of Edgeley/Kulm/Montpelier did enough to get their first win of the season against the Oakes Tornadoes to get the 46-24 victory in a game much closer than the score suggests. The game started with no scoring till almost 5 minutes into the first...
Brown County Commission receive update on CO2 pipeline
ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- On Tuesday, the Brown County Commission received an update from Summit Carbon Solutions & landowners regarding routing for the CO2 pipeline. Former Brown County Commissioner & SD legislator Dennis Feickert told the commission that Summit might not being going through McPherson County because of their setbacks. Feickert has...
Brown County farmer re-elected to serve as South Dakota Farmers Union President
Doug Sombke was elected to serve his 10th term as President of South Dakota Farmers Union today (Dec. 1) making the fourth-generation Brown County farmer among the longest serving Presidents of South Dakota’s largest agriculture organization. “It is an honor to serve South Dakota’s family farmers and ranchers,” Sombke...
Britton's Enchanted 'A Fairytale Christmas on Parade' Celebration
This Saturday, the Britton Area Chamber of Commerce is transforming the town into a winter wonderland with 'A Fairytale Christmas on Parade.' A day filled with magic and merriment begins at the Britton Public Library, where families can enjoy face painting and seasonal refreshments from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Santa Claus will spread cheer at Cups on Main Street, capturing memories against a donation for the Marshall County Food Pantry. The Missoula Children’s Theater’s 'The Princess and the Pea' and a warming meal by the Lions Club add to the day’s enchantment.
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Gwinner as of 2023-12-04. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.242, a week ago the price is $3.250 , according to AAA.
#SDpreps Scoreboard (12/6) + NAIA VB National Title
Sully Buttes 65 – Stevie Wittler 32pts. + 8ast & 6rbs. Payge Bakker 18pts. 24 ast on 24 made FG’s(!) Ipswich 30 – Gabby Wald 13pts. TEAM: 12 ast on 13 made FG’s. Florence/H 48 – Caylin Kelly 13pts. Trinity Watson 12pts. Deuel 33 –...
Area Christmas Events Planned
Area communities will be getting into the holiday spirit in the next few weeks. Here is what area towns have scheduled:. Britton (Saturday): Santa will be set up Saturday during Christmas on Parade at cups from 11 am. to 2 p.m. See the story on this page for more information on all the events that day or the back page ad.
Savoring History: America's Culinary Landmarks and Their Legacy
Nestled in the heart of Havana, North Dakota, the Havana Café once stood as a beacon of community and culinary delight, established in 1913. Although it closed in 1984, its spirit endures through the Farmers' Inn, a testament to America's small-town resilience and the importance of preserving such historic eateries. These institutions serve as social hubs, where friendships are forged and the tapestry of local history is woven with every dish served.
B-H Netter On Team
Britton-Hecla junior Heather Storbakken has been named to the Northeast All-Conference Volleyball Team. Northeast Conference champion Aberdeen Roncalli, and runner-up Groton each placed three members on the honor team. Roncalli is represented by Camryn Bain, Jaidyn Feickert, and Ava Hanson. Groton players are Anna Fjeldheim, Liz Fliehs, and Carley Guthmiller.
Nationally-ranked SD football team you haven’t heard of
CLAREMONT, S.D. (KELO) — As more people grow older and pass away, certain aspects of our state’s history get lost. We are going to take a look at a piece of South Dakota sports history from 70 years ago that changed the lives of high schoolers in the small town of Claremont.
Margaret Sumption, Brown County's Former Education Director, Honored with Prestigious Minnie Lovinger Award
Margaret Sumption, a former teacher and volunteer, has received the Minnie Lovinger Award from the South Dakota Farmers Union. This award acknowledges Sumption's contributions to youth education in rural areas. As the past Education Director for Brown County, she played a key role in teaching farm safety, teamwork, cooperatives, and leadership to young people. The award was given on November 30 at the South Dakota Farmers Union State Convention in Huron.
Human Trafficking Program In Britton Wed.
The Marshall County Ministerium will be sponsoring an informational program on the evils of human sex trafficking with a special focus on child trafficking. The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 PM at the host church, First Presbyterian Britton. The speaker for this program is Scott...
Whispers of Witchcraft and Waves of Change: The Shawsheen River's Haunting Legacy
The Shawsheen River in Andover, Massachusetts, weaves a complex narrative of chilling folklore and historical transformation. Enveloped by the town’s rich tapestry of ghostly tales, the river's legacy is as murky and intriguing as its waters. Andover's spectral history, epitomized by the haunting of the Shawsheen and its witchcraft connections, casts a long shadow over the community. From the legend of the Andover Ghost to the tragic Albino Twins, and the mysterious White Train, these stories bridge the past to the present, knitting together generations with threads of the supernatural.
Local County Commissioners Urged to Safeguard Landowner Rights Amid CO2 Pipeline Concerns
County Commissioners are tasked with safeguarding landowner rights, as highlighted by speakers at the Landowner Rights panel discussion in Huron, South Dakota on November 30, 2023. Brian Jorde, a lawyer at Domina Law Group, emphasized the need for courage when private entities use eminent domain to acquire land. He expressed disappointment in the recent legislative session and encouraged more active involvement in this issue.
The Integral Role of Festivals in Community Vitality and Cultural Unity
Throughout the nation, from the gleaming festivities at Charleston's Colonial Lake to the patriotic fervor of Manteo's parades, communities are uniting in celebration. These annual events, such as the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremonies and Fourth of July festivals, offer more than mere entertainment; they are the heartbeat of communal life. As townspeople engage in these traditions, they forge stronger social ties and foster an inviting atmosphere that nurtures social cohesion and creates a repository of shared memories.
Teaming Up For Safety
Law enforcement officials in rural areas often have their work cut out for them. Though people might assume that there is not much going on ‘in the sticks,’ that is not usually the case. Small and sometimes understaffed departments have to serve large areas and face all kinds of issues from vehicle accidents to natural disasters to drug enforcement. In an effort to serve the citizens better, several entities in northeastern South Dakota have banded together to form a special team.