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River’s Bend Wildlife Area officially opened Tuesday

Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm

River’s Bend Wildlife Area, just south of Akron, officially opened Tuesday. On July 10, Plymouth County Conservation Board members and guests held their monthly meeting at the site and decided to open the lake area to the public for limited use as soon as the signs were installed. On Monday, Conservation employees installed the “rules and regulations” signs. At this time, there is no swimming, boating or hunting. People may walk along the berm, which goes around the 21-acre lake. The uses will be expanded as improvements are made. County officials are hoping to install a boat ramp and rest-room yet this year and over the next couple of years, a shelter house and campground will be added. First though, the board has to decide how to get rid of the fish

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    Brule Creek Lutheran to celebrate 150th

    Brule Creek Lutheran Church congregation is planning a two-day celebration for their church’s 150th Anniversary.

    The public is invited to attend the festivities, which will be held the weekend of Aug. 9 and 10 at the church property, 31398 474th Ave., rural Elk Point, S.D. The church is located one mile south and one mile east of Spink, S.D.

    Saturday, Aug. 9

    The celebration begins at 2 p.m. Saturday with fellowship events

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    Union County Fair Tractor Pull set for Aug. 1 in Alcester

    The Union County Fair will have its annual Tractor Pull at the Fairgrounds in Alcester on Friday, Aug. 1.

    Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with the pull starting at 7:00 p.m.

    Kyle Hoffman, Akron, is in charge of the pull. The Tractor Pull will be held at the fairgrounds and will have several classes to participate in the pull including non turbo tractors, stock tractors, 3000 RPM tractors, modified 2- and 4-wheel drive trucks, dual tractors, and hot farm

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    July Activities at the Union County Museum

    The Union County Historical Society is sponsoring a book club, Hello History, for children ages 7 through 10 (second through fourth grade) Saturday, July 26, from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the museum located at 707 W. Main Street in Elk Point. Each session will include group reading, a hands-on activity, and education on topics such as U.S. Independence, gold mining in SD, the prairie, wildlife, and other topics.

    Books to be used are a part of the children’s collection at the museum. Everything will be

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    Learn about moths at Hillview

    Hillview Recreation Area near Hinton will host Moth Mania, a program during National Moth Week, at 8:30 to 10 p.m., Monday, July 21.

    National Moth Week is July 19 through July 27. Finding moths can be as simple as leaving an outside light on and checking it after dark. Logan Cress will guide participants through finding and identifying the different moths that come to light. Scientists estimate that there are 150,000 to more than 500,000 moth species. They are among the most diverse and successful organisms

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    Ann Tornberg Announces Candidacy for District 16 SD State Senate

    Ann Tornberg, of rural Beresford, has announced her candidacy for the State Senate representing District 16. Ann is a retired teacher, family farm owner, and legislative aide who served in Pierre during the last two legislative sessions.

    Tornberg has been a District 16 resident since she moved to Beresford in 1970 at the age of 15. She is a graduate of Beresford High School in 1974, Augustana College in 1977, and completed her Master’s Degree in Secondary

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    It’s official – Akron has its own ambulance

    As of July 1, Akron’s ambulance service was turned over to be run by the City of Akron and is officially called Akron EMS. Siouxland Paramedics, Inc., the prior provider, wished to terminate their contract June 30, stating it was no longer cost effective for them to operate under the present contract.

    The City of Akron hired Shelly Stockstad-Erickson of Yankton, S.D., at a salary of $35,000 annually at their May 13 meeting. The hiring contract includes a six-month probationary period in which the Hiring Committee

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    Notice for Riverside Cemetery

    Effective July 1, 2014, John Dirks and Tom Miller are no longer trustees of Riverside Cemetery.

    If you have any questions contact Jim Dennison.

    Iowa to offer Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program

    Plymouth, Cherokee, Lyon, and Sioux Counties have been included in a Governor’s Proclamation for Individual Assistance for damages done during the flooding event that started in mid-June. Plymouth, Cherokee, and Sioux, and Lyon County Emergency Management Department has partnered with Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. to facilitate the program.

    Citizens who are interested in applying for the assistance program can apply at your local Mid-Sioux Outreach Office. For more information you may also go to www.dhs.iowa.gov/ and click on the disaster assistance link. This opens a page that

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    Larson Design to close in Akron

    by Dodie Hook

    Alesia Keleher, Owner and Operator of Larson Design Floral and Boutique, met with the Akron City Council June 24 to announce she will be moving with her husband, Sgt. First Class Cassidy Keleher of the U.S. Army, and will be closing her store which has been in Akron the last three and a half years.

    Within the next 30 days the Kelehers plan to relocate to Texas with the US

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