Marshall County, SD

Over Two Decades of Service

At a special meeting of the Marshall County Cancer Board recently, Cleo Symens and Carol Jones were each presented with a beautiful quilt. The quilts were made of Marshall County Relay for Life t-shirts and were given to the women on a momentous occasion. They officially resigned as co-chairs of the County Cancer Board after over two decades of leading the organization.
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National Soccer Champ Has Local Ties

A Sioux Falls girl with Marshall County ties is a national soccer champion. Ainsley Groos, daughter of Kyle and Theresa (Bosse) Groos, granddaughter of Kathryn Bosse and the late Keith Bosse, and great granddaughter of Chan and Carol Benda, is a member of the Dakota Alliance Soccer Club (DASC) and the U15 girls from Sioux Falls won the national championship in the USYS President’s CCup Nationals held in Greensboro, NC, July 7-10.
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County 4-Hers Bring Projects

Last week, Marshall County 4-H members participated in their biggest event of the year: Achievement Days. Events took place Tuesday through Thursday. Static exhibits were brought before judges early in the week. Wednesday was the big day for the livestock projects and the premium sale was held that night. Thursday was Youth In Action Day with Fashion Review and Public Speaking.
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‘Pretty Bad Right Now’: COVID In Journal Country

Editor’s Note-With this week’s South Dakota News Watch story discussing COVID-19 concerns statewide, it would also be beneficial to understand what’s happening closer to home. For that, the Journal spoke with Marshall County Healthcare Center Certified Nurse Practitioner Sara Raabe. When you glance at South Dakota Department...

Eden Woman Lt Gov. Candidate

A familiar Marshall County face is now in the state political spotlight. It was recently announced that Jennifer Keintz of Eden has been selected as the running mate for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jamie Smith.Keintz is currently serving her first term as the District 1 House Representative. Her choice as Smith’s ...

MC Food Pantry Marks 25 Years

Twenty-five years ago the Marshall County Food Pantry opened its doors, and a quarter of a century later thousands of people have been given a helping hand to persevere through tough times.Located at the Marshall County Community Building, The Pantry Shelf is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon.

MCHC Project Almost Completed

It may seem like a long time coming, but the $4 million building project at Marshall County Healthcare Center Avera in Britton is nearly complete. MCHC Administrator, Nick Fosness, confirmed tentative plans to be seeing patients in the new part of the building as early as next week.The project was ...

MC Sharpshooters Fifth In Nation

When the Marshall County Sharpshooters left South Dakota for the 2022 National Daisy BB Gun Tournament they knew they would be competing against the best in the nation.They were not disappointed. Coming home with fifth place out of 53 teams and shooting just nine points less than the Marshall County ...

Effling Fourth In Shoot-Off

Marshall County 4-H member Carter Effling earned a fourth place finish in the trapshooting category at the National 4-H Shooting Sports competition held in Grand Island, NE, June 27-July 1.Effling qualified for the four-member South Dakota team by placing among the top four in the state meet. Other team members ...

MC Sharpshooters Set For National Tourney

The national spotlight is nothing new for the Marshall County Sharpshooters, and next week they will be shooting for a fourth national championship.This year’s national shoot in Rogers, AR, set for July 1-3, will be a bit different than past competitions. A year ago Daisy did not hold its’ tournament ...

Skeet Available For Shooters

A growing high school and 4-H shooting program has led to a new opportunity for area residents.The Marshall County Sportsman’s Club, located eight miles south of Britton, now has a skeet range available for public use as well as trapshooting facilities.“The skeet range was put in last fall,” said Ray ...

Honor Flight Veterans Receive VIP Treatment

Earlier this month, two local veterans got to take a special plane ride that many others like them have enjoyed previously. The Marshall County vets were among about 84 vets that were part of the latest Midwest Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C. The men toured various monuments, memorials, and ...

Board Approves Moving Signs

The Marshall County Commission agreed to move speed limit signs at Roy Lake during a short regular meeting on Tuesday.Tim Tracy and Doug Neuharth met with commis sioners via Zoom to request that the speed limit signs be placed near the state shop where they had previously been located before ...

Relay For Life Raises $60,000

Another Marshall County Relay for Life is in the books. Last weekend’s event was the 23rd relay sponsored by the Marshall County unit of the American Cancer Society. The relay raised $60,679.77 this year.The theme was “Saddle Up For A Cure” in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Buckhorn ...

Six Candidates For B-H Board Of Education

Britton-Hecla School District voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to select three board members from among six candidates.Running for the three-year positions are incumbents Gary Brassfield, Troy Knecht, and Kurt Zuelhle, and challengers Lisa Dawson, Michelle Peters, and Audrey Schuller.All Marshall County residents will vote at the school ...

Incumbents Do Well In Primary

Area voters headed to the polls Tuesday for the primary election. All in all, the incumbents ruled the day with Marshall County voters. The winners will appear on the ballot for the general election in November.In the only local race for District 1 State Senate, Republican incumbent Mike Rohl overcame ...

Marshall County Relay For Life Set For Saturday

The 23rd Annual American Cancer Association Relay for Life is ready, set, go for this weekend, Saturday, June 11. It will be held at Britton Event Center and Hugh Schilling Field. The event starts at 2 p.m. with survivor registration beginning at 1:30 p.m.The theme this year is “Saddle Up ...

Primary Battle In District 1 For Republican Senate Slot

The District 1 race for a spot in the South Dakota Senate is the only decision involving local candidates that Marshall County voters will have to make when they go to the polls for the primary election on Tuesday.Incumbent Mike Rohl of Aberdeen is facing challenger Joe Donnell of Sisseton ...

Lake City Native To Take Over Editor Position

There will be a new person in the Marshall County Journal’s editor’s chair beginning on Monday.Bridget (Nordquist) Shileny will take over the day-to-day editor’s duties from Doug Card that involve covering area news events and people of the region, writing a weekly column, and handling advertising responsibilities. Card will continue ...
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On this ranch, grass is the crop and cattle are the combines

Ray Effling of Britton, South Dakota has a unique and effective perspective on grazing, grass and cattle. It involves going big and small at the same time. Big on numbers of grazing animals, for sure, but small on size of the pasture in which he turns them out. Effling farms...