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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Cameron Paisley, 17, of Spearfish, recently participated in the SkillsUSA Championships. This event, by invitation only, was for first-place state medalists in 102 competition areas for career and technical students. It is the largest skill competition in the world.

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SPEARFISH — South Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) program, announced that Timothy Calahan, assistant manager at the Auto Care Center at Spearfish Walmart, was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his se…

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SPEARFISH — With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Northern Hills would observe it by communicating support. There are support groups in Spearfish for folks with mental illness and their families that are open to the entire Northern Hills area. 

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I think most would agree that basil is America’s favorite herb. The botanical name for basil is Ocimum basilicum. The first name comes from the Greek word Ocimum, meaning smell. The species name, basilicum, means king. 

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STURGIS — The Sturgis Crisis Intervention Shelter Service raffled off a custom rifle to raise funds for victims of domestic and sexual violence. The funds raised will be used to obtain items such as: driver’s licenses, birth certificates, personal hygiene products, other necessities, and sta…

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SPEARFISH — Two Regional Health caregivers were recently honored for 35 years of service to the health of their communities in South Dakota and Wyoming. Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Young, a registered nurse at Spearfish Hospital, and Barbara Riggs, Patient Service Representative in Newcastle, were…

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ST. ONGE –– On Jan. 21, the Range Riders 4-H Club hosted a livestock judging event at the St. Onge Livestock sale barn. Program Advisor Michelle May said that the event brought in a great turnout, with nearly 35 youth who attended to judge a variety of livestock, despite poor weather conditions.

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BELLE FOURCHE — South Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) program, announced that the manager of the Lueders Food Center was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his service member employee. Dave Kutz was p…

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WHITEWOOD — In April, the Whitewood Chamber of Commerce decided they wanted to honor our veterans with more than just a thank you on Veterans Day 2018. The chamber board created the “Lap Robes for Veterans” project.     

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I love growing herbs and especially like having them around the house in winter. My 2-foot high rosemary plant, with its conifer-like look and piney scent makes a fun little Christmas tree. Rosemary lends itself well to topiaries and can easily be clipped to a cone shape during the growing s…

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Disposables have become a mainstay of many American kitchens — plastic baggies, plastic wrap, paper towels, aluminum foil, plastic straws, and more. Reducing or even eliminating them can save you money in addition to cutting down on trash that ends up in landfills.

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The Amaryllises (Hippeastrum) and Christmas or Holiday Cacti (Schlumbergera) are among the favorites appearing in great numbers this year. Each can perk up our spirits during the dark cold days and both have relatively easy care. I have had several of each of these beautiful bloomers for man…

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SPEARFISH — The Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a District 31 candidate forum from 6-7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the High Plains Western Heritage Center. 

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SPEARFISH — Have you ever considered installing solar panels on your home, cabin, or business? Black Hills State University (BHSU) staff will share insights from a recent on-campus solar installation during a Solar Open House to be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in front of Bordeaux Resi…

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I never thought much about growing my own garlic (Allium sativum) because it was so accessible in the stores. But I decided to try it one year and now I am hooked! I found the texture and taste of my homegrown garlic to be far superior to the store bought and it’s fun and easy to grow.