Huntin’ hard-to-find Honkers

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Pair of hunters harvest unusual ‘Quill Lake Goose’ in Fall River County


By Brett Nachtigall


HOT SPRINGS – For everyone who hunts, or who is in pursuit of some kind of elusive quarry or find, there is often a very specific trophy that serves as a motivating factor and would be considered the ultimate prize.

For deer hunters, it may be a majestic drop-tine buck or some other buck with a non-typical arrangement of antler points. For rockhounds, it may be finding matching...

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Hot Springs School Board leaves Sick Bank as-is, changes RIF policy

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By Brett Nachtigall


HOT SPRINGS – A packed house greeted the Hot Springs School Board this past Monday night at their regular Jan. 14 meeting as around 20 teachers attended to anxiously hear the board’s decision in relation to a pair of disputed items within the 2018-19 agreement for certified teachers.

Prior to announcing their decision, the board held a pair of executive sessions midway through the meeting totaling nearly two hours combined – with the first held for...

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Mission team rebuilds Puerto Rico homes destroyed by hurricane

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By Cathy Nelson

and Ruth Pourier

HOT SPRINGS - Peggy Warner-Pallos of Oelrichs was able to cross off an item on her bucket list recently when she helped reconstruct a home in Puerto Rico that had been destroyed during Hurricane Maria in September 2017. She and ten others from South Dakota and one from North Dakota traveled to San Juan in November 2018 to help rebuild two homes that were destroyed in one of the worst hurricanes in history to hit Puerto Rico. 

Warner-Pallos said her...

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Choices for breast cancer screening

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By Karen Yekel

HOT SPRINGS -- “You have breast cancer.” Nobody wants to hear these words, ever. This insidious disease can destroy the lives of women worldwide, and not just the women who bear the burden, but their families as well. We’ve learned through societal programming to fear the “C” word, as it is often synonymous with words like chemo, radiation, surgery, and sometimes, death.

A few years ago, five Custer women who share a passion for breast cancer screening formed a task force to...

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Local family dealership happy with move to Edgemont

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By Michael Egan

Staff Reporter

EDGEMONT - “We’re number one,” joked Nik Bennett, about their vehicle and trailer dealership – Bennett’s Auto Solutions – just outside of Edgemont on Highway 18, across from the fairgrounds. Of course they are the only one currently in town, but as Savanna Simmons, an ag writer from the area who travels the back roads put it, “It’s nice to have a truck dealership in a community of this size.”

The dealership is family owned and operated by Shane Bennett (with...

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Fall River County Herald

EDGEMONT OFFICE: PO Box 660 Edgemont, SD  57735-0660   |   605.662.7201
HOT SPRINGS OFFICE: 334 S. Chicago St. Hot Springs, SD 57747 | 605.745.3930
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