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SPEARFISH — The Northern Hills Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (NHCASA) annual volunteer banquet was held in Spearfish on Sept. 10. With an All Star theme, CASA Executive Director, Kate Kelley, shared stories of success for children and recognized volunteers and partners of CASA for…

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Brendan Michael Rotert and Brooke Logan Woods got engaged recently, with a wedding planned for June 25, 2021. Woods graduated from Fernandina Beach High School in Florida in May 2015 before attending Black Hills State University and earning her bachelors degree in elementary education last M…

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SPEARFISH — Steve Williams, left, representing the Friends of the Northern Hills Training Center and Dave Rogers accepting the donation as part of the Spearfish Peaks Steering Committee. The Friends of the NHTC Board donated $4,000 to Spearfish Peaks Special Olympics recently. This money wil…

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In December 2019, makeSPACE (Spearfish Partnership for Arts, Cycling, and Equity) participated in a Day of Giving Holiday Party in Spearfish to celebrate the season of giving and encourage people to think about how they can support local nonprofits. For a short video recorded during the even…

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BELLE FOURCHE — Mayor Gloria Landphere Monday announced the formation of a new committee, entitled “Boost Belle Fourche.” This committee has been created with the mission of spearheading events which will make the community more engaging for its citizens and draw visitation from members of o…

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STURGIS — Megan Lawler, Registered Nurse with the Medical-Surgical Department at Monument Health Sturgis Hospital, has been recognized with the prestigious DAISY Award. A national program, the award is presented to nurses across the United States who go above and beyond for their patients an…

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SPEARFISH — For the second year, the Cub Scout Pack 17 supported the Spearfish American Legion Auxiliary’s winter project to help homeless veterans. The backpacks were delivered to the Veterans Mission of the Cornerstone in Rapid City and were given as Christmas present to the ten homeless v…

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RAPID CITY — When plummeting temperatures cause a leap in heating bills, it’s good to know there are ways you can cut energy costs without sacrificing comfort. Energy-saving tips and money-saving energy efficiency programs from Black Hills Energy are highlighted on National Cut Your Energy C…

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I would not go so far as to say I am an avid birder, I am not good at identifying birds other than the most obvious species or to say, “Oh, look at that pretty little yellow bird.”  Let’s just say I like pretty birds! 

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STURGIS — The Sturgis Optimists annual Christmas toy drive received a $1,000 donation to kick off the drive from Brice Rock, Sturgis Pioneer Bank and Trust senior vice president and branch manager. Rock presented the ceremonial check last week as a kick off to the 2019 toy campaign. 

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DEADWOOD — The Deadwood Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Chili Feed on Nov. 3. A new twist was the collection of food for the Lord’s Cupboard. Both the Chili Feed and the food collection were well received. The department thanks everyone who came out, shared food for the Lord’s Cupb…

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REDFIELD — On the morning of Oct. 1, a regularly scheduled meeting, Tulare Energy, LLC received unanimous approval of the Tulare Solar Project Conditional Use Permit. The approval concluded 4 months of County, Township and Landowner meetings. The approved Conditional Use Permit included 15 c…

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BELLE FOURCHE — The Black Hills Roundup Chutes for Charity committee has helped almost 175 families by distributing more than $215,000 during life-changing, emergency situations. All funding comes from donations, including Tuesday’s bingo event set to be held at the Branding Iron Steakhouse …

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The humble and versatile pumpkin is native to North America and has been a fall favorite for a very long time. The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds were found in Mexico and date between 7,000 and 5,500 BCE. Pumpkins are a warm-weather squash and grow well in the Black Hills, as long …