Pioneer Review

The visitor center building was completed in late 2014, though the interior exhibits were just completed and installed this past spring. The park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 7,000 square-foot center is on the north side of exit 131 of Interstate 90, and incorporates interpretive space as well as administrative offices. Visitation numbers are marketedly up.
    The National Park Service will dedicate a new visitor center and exhibits at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site during a public ceremony Sept. 24.    The staff and volunteers of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site invite the public to a grand opening ceremony for park’s visitor...
Marvis Hogen, Main Street Legend
by Phil Hogen    Marvis Hogen was born and raised on his Norwegian parents’ homestead north of Kadoka. Florence Brown was born on the Pine Ridge Reservation south of Kadoka. They attended school in Kadoka in the 1920s and 1930s where they faced hard times and learned the value of hard work and a...
Chris Ekstrum
    Chris Ekstrum was named the president and chief of operations of the First National Bank in Sioux Falls. Bill Baker will remain chairman and chief executive officer. Ekstrum is the first nonfamily member to lead the bank since 1909.    Baker was prompted to work on his succession plan when Dick...
Manning the polls, making sure the rules and regulations were followed and everyone was treated fairly and equally during the election process were, from left, Gayle Rush, Kay Ainslie and Margaret Rush.
    Registered voters with the Haakon School District voted for a $9 million general obligation bond referendum, during a special election, Tuesday, Aug. 23.    During its Nov. 9, 2015, meeting, the board of education first discussed what building architect representatives had suggested in the way...
Shown is the current exterior of the new Corner Pantry in Philip, looking from the south. Skylights are already installed in the roof. Construction of the A&W, at the west end of the convenience store, must be completed by Sept. 22. The C-store, along with connecting to its existing gasoline pumps, will be completed then, or a day or two after.
  The Corner Pantry convenience store in Philip is on schedule of its rebuilding from the ground up. “We’re coming along pretty good. Haven’t had any major setbacks,” said Drew Poljansek, job foreman for the M.G. Oil project. M.G. Oil Company is based in Rapid City. It is affiliated with Corner...
Shown at the Associated School Boards of South Dakota conference are, from left, Eric Stroeder, ASBSD past president, Anita Peterson, new ASBSD president, and Dennis Daugaard, South Dakota governor.
  Anita Petersen, a member of the Haakon School District Board of Education, has begun her one-year term as the president of the Associated School Boards of South Dakota. Peterson takes charge of the 18-member board of directors, which she has sat on since 2008, representing the association’s...
by Nancy Haigh    Fact finding questions to empassioned speeches were heard at an informational meeting regarding  taxes and a new school facility in Philip, Monday evening.    A little over 100 people attended the meeting which the Haakon School District Board of Education held to present tax...
A truck is directed around a railroad car. The truck just emptied its load of winter wheat, and the train is being loaded. A quick figuring is: 37 train cars equal 120 semi-trucks, which equal about 120,000 bushels of wheat.
    “It’s been better than expected on winter wheat deals,” said Jerry Cope, grain marketer for Dakota Mill and Grain.    Cope was in Philip during part of the local harvest, though he is based out of Rapid City for his large “from Belle Fourche to Miller” responsibilities. “We thought the winter...
Family and friends discuss the day’s harvest plans at the Mike and Linda Gebes homestead, July 13.
  Whether an accident or a tragic loss, one thing can be counted upon in western South Dakota, that of friends, neighbors and family stepping up to help during a difficult time. Mike Gebes, Milesville, was helping a neighbor whose wheat stubble field had caught on fire from a lightning strike,...
Last week was Greece Week at the Haakon County Public Library’s Story Hour. Kids learned about  great Greek mythology, played a rousing game of Greek Statue Tag, and created their very own Greek art! Come on down to the library and be awed by our masterpieces!


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