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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 …

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High school student Madeline Teigen, a writer with area roots, has published her first book — “Good as Gold.”

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The Spread the Tunes organization presented the Booth Society with a check of $8,000 on Aug. 23. The money was raised at the six weeks long Canyon Acoustic Series held in the city park. 

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The Spread the Tunes organization presented the Booth Society with a check of $8,000 on Aug. 23. The money was raised at the six weeks long Canyon Acoustic Series held in the city park. 

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SPEARFISH — White’s Canyon Motors recently presented a $4,000 check to the Spearfish Foundation for Public Education from funds raised at the Drive 4UR Schools this summer. Pictured from left are:  White’s Canyon Motors personnel Mike Hopkins, Troy Mullaney; foundation board members Emily Be…

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PIERRE — Former South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard was recently honored by Associated School Boards of South Dakota with the School Bell Award for exemplary service in support of public of education.