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BLACK HILLS — Black Hills Reads (BHR) Education Initiative of United Way of the Black Hills (UWBH) hosted a luncheon to discuss some of the efforts and changes over the last year. At the conclusion of the luncheon, the John T. Vucurevich Foundation presented a check in the amount of $450,000…

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is currently seeking college students to serve as fall interns in his office in Washington, D.C., as well as in his offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls.

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BLACK HILLS — During the month of June Black Hills Community Bank of Spearfish had their annual diaper drive.  All diapers and monies raised were donated to Bella Pregnancy Resource Center.  With all donations the total amount of diapers donated to Bella were 16,609.

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SPEARFISH — Karley LaFountain, Director of Prairie Hills Child Care Center in Spearfish, has been selected as the Spearfish Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) 2021 Women in Leadership Scholarship recipient. The annual scholarship will provide LaFountain with the opportunity to attend th…

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DEADWOOD — Pictured from left, Lions John Martinisko, Lisa Johnson, Gary Witt. Seated is Lion Sue Witt. Two members of the Lead-Deadwood Area Lions Club constructed five picnic tables for the Gold Street pocket park in Deadwood.  Main Street Initiative provided materials and Deadwood Parks D…

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STURGIS — A group of 25 motorcycles were led away from Sturgis Harley Davidson on June 12 for a beautiful ride to various locations in the Black Hills. Dwight Griffee, event coordinator, led the group on his trike with U.S. flags flying proudly. Griffee reports that the 2021 event is the 3rd…

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SOUTH DAKOTA — Cindy Koopman-Viergets retired from the South Dakota Department of Health after 30 years of service. She received a Challenge Medal from Gov. Kristi Noem as well as a Governor’s Proclamation setting June 8, 2021 as Cindy Koopman-Viergets Day.

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SPEARFISH — Eight-year-old Kannan Marie Schultz was the featured artist for the month of May at Common Grounds here in Spearfish.  

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RAPID CITY — Monument Health announced it will join in a partnership to build a new specialty hospital in Rapid City to serve the acute medical rehabilitation and long-term acute care needs of patients throughout the region.

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STURGIS — The Sturgis Golden K Kiwanis Club was pleased to recently present annual donations to several non profits. Recipients of checks are: Kathy Dykstra, Children’s Librarian, Les VandenBoss, Love Inc., Jan Beck, Youth and Family Services, Deb Looby, standing in for ABC Afterschool Progr…

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SPEARFISH — This summer, Black Hills State University will offer several daytime academic summer camps that will give students the opportunity to learn from expert faculty and experienced business professionals in the areas of STEM, Photography, Youth Entrepreneurship and Creative Writing.     

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DEADWOOD — Deadwood History, Inc. and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a presentation by Wayne Gilbert at noon on Friday, June 18 at the Historic Adams House, 22 Van Buren St. in Deadwood.  The lecture is free to Deadwood History members and $5 for non-members.  Please…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s housing market has grown so overheated as demand outpaces supply that prices keep hitting record highs — and roughly half of all U.S. houses are now selling above their list price.

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The gardening world has a tried-and-true formula for the perfect window box: a thriller, a filler and a spiller. You simply can’t go wrong with a tall red geranium amid a tranquil bed of white impatiens and cascading vines of ivy.