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Palisades State Park planning 50th anniversary celebration in July

GARRETSON, S.D. ( — Palisades State Park by Garretson, South Dakota, has a weekend of events scheduled and is getting ready to celebrate a milestone. The park will host ‘Nature’s Fireworks’ on Friday night, learning about and hopefully seeing fireflies. Saturday is movie night, showing Charlie Brown. Bald eagles are the theme for Sunday. Palisades will celebrate 50 years next month. They’re asking visitors to send pictures of the park, especially of the 80’s and 90’s.
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Halfway Mark in the Cornbelt League

We are more than half way through the Cornbelt season, and it is still anyone’s league to take. Lennox and the Humboldt-Hartford Gamecocks appear to have an edge over everyone else, but following those two teams, it is shaping up to be a dog fight down the stretch. The...
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Fundraising has begun for new senior center/food shelf

The effort has begun to raise funds for a new building that will house the Pipestone Senior Center, Pipestone County Area Food Shelf and Meals on Wheels/Lutheran Social Services. A kickoff event was held in May and so far about $76,000 has been raised toward the $650,000 goal, according to...

Ruthton’s July 4 celebration around the corner

Ruthton’s Buffalo Ridge Civic Organization (BRCO) is gearing up for the annual July 4th celebration on Sunday, July 3 through Monday, July 4. Festivities will kick off at 10 a.m with church in the park, with coffee and rolls available. Monday will feature the parade starting at 11 a.m., followed by a free will donation lunch in the park. The meal will include hamburgers and hot dogs grilled by the Pipestone County Cattlemen Association. Chips, cookies, condiments, water and all plates and utensils are being donated by the BRCO. Attendees are welcome to bring their own meals and picnic in the park as well, but there will be no community potluck. At 12:30 p.m. registration will open for the kiddie tractor pull, and the event will start at 1 p.m. Other activities taking place on Sunday include a car show, petting zoo, bingo, a sand money pit and bean bag tournament sponsored by Ruthton firemen.

Fareway making plans to open full-service grocery store in Brandon, South Dakota

BRANDON, S.D. ( — Fareway plans to open a 21,000 square foot, full-service grocery store in Brandon. The company has purchased property on the northeast corner of West Holly Boulevard and Lancer Avenue, part of the Encore Park Development. Customers will find a full-service butcher counter as well as farm-fresh produce. Additionally, the location will offer carryout to your car, online shopping, and curbside pick-up. The retailer based in Boone, Iowa, is expected to release more information upcoming.
Rock County Star Herald

Rescuing man's best friend

Luverne fireman rappels down 30-foot rock crevasse and pulls family's black Labrador to safety. A black Lab named Finn is now known as “Lucky” after surviving a 30-foot fall into a rock crevasse at the Blue Mounds State Park quarry Sunday afternoon. Finn and his 17-year-old companion, Jaxon...

Seven new mouths to feed, and crock pot casserole

Brown ground beef with garlic; drain. In a large bowl, mix the taco seasoning, cheese soup, tater tots and 1 cup cheddar cheese with the ground beef. Pour into a lightly greased crock pot. Top with the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Cover and cook on low for 4-5...

Trump not consistent

Some people believe Donald Trump, some do not. Some people say they believe him because they fact check him. I do not fact check him very much, but I do remember what he said last time. And when that changes, I know he was wrong at least one of those times.

Framing the positive

Every day we are faced with new challenges or goals we want to accomplish; some simple, some difficult. To face these challenges we draw from experience and knowledge, other resources, and for some our faith. Depending on the depth of our challenge, the ramifications, or the urgency, we tackle each in different ways. Yet, life experience will teach us that a certain level of consistency in our approach can guarantee success. If a tactic has worked in the past, we will first try it again to face the topic of the day.

A’s succumb to Redbirds in seven

As the dog days of summer often wreak havoc on natural flora and fauna, so too they often aid in withering the passion and commitment of amateur baseball players. Such was the case Wednesday evening in Luverne, where a skeleton crew of Pipestone A’s players were simply no match for the hosting Redbirds. Scoring early and often, and using the long ball to their advantage, the Redbirds dispatched the A’s in seven frames, 16-0, to move to within two games of the Milroy Irish in the Gopher League standings.