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May 9th

Joyce M. Handcock

Joyce M. Handcock, age 85 of Kadoka, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.
Joyce M. Mansfield was born June 14, 1926, at Niobrara, Neb., the youngest of 11 children born to Ben and Leafy (Larson) Mansfield. In March 1929, she moved with her family to Bennett County, where she attended all eight grades at the Pass Creek School, and high school at Martin, graduating from Bennett County High School in 1944.


May 3rd

“Extreme makeover: FCCLA edition”

Approximately 1,600 Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members from across South Dakota attended the 2012 South Dakota FCCLA Leadership Meeting April 22-24 at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. At the meeting, members have the opportunity to show their leadership skills through educational workshops, STAR Events, and general sessions.


Picture perfect prescribed burn completed at Badlands

Professional fire crews from Badlands National Park and the Northern Great Plains Fire Office successfully completed the park’s first prescribed fire of the spring: a 560-acre burn on Tuesday, April 24.
The burn location was west of the Pinnacles Entrance, between the Badlands Loop Road (Highway 240) and the Sage Creek Rim Road. Fire is native to the prairie ecosystem, and part of a healthy landscape. 
The goal of the burn was to restore Grassland habitat by reducing accumulated vegetation and non-native grass species.  


Freshman Impact: Caught in the moment

A deadly crash occurred behind the Wall Community Center on Wednesday, April 25. The crash was the result of a drunk driver hitting a suburban full of young people. The crash sent seven to the hospital, one to the mortuary and the driver to jail.