EHS Class of 1968 holds 50th Graduation Anniversary

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EDGEMONT -- During the past year, plans were made for this recent milestone gathering of Edgemont High School’s Class of 1968 from July 31 through August 4, according to class coordinator Doug Porter. Newsletters were sent out monthly beginning last October 2017; plans for a social & dinner and decor were decided, a float concept for the Fair Parade was developed and materials gathered, and a post-parade social was organized.

Prior to the Friday evening social, dinner and program...

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Vineyard Fire forces evacuations of city residents

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By Brett Nachtigall

& Karen Yekel

HOT SPRINGS – The previously quiet wildland fire season in the Southern Hills came to a frightening and fiery end this past weekend, as what became known as, the Vineyard Fire burst onto the scene Saturday afternoon, Aug. 11, and threatened dozens of Hot Springs residents and their homes.

The fire started at approximately 3:45 p.m. along the north side of Hwy. 385/18, also known as Fall River Road, less than one mile from the city limits of Hot Springs...

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Fire Threatening Hot Springs

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Story By Karen Yekel
Photos by Amber Schumacher


Based on a live briefing report at six a.m. this morning. 

The fire threatening Hot Springs, known as the Vineyard Fire, has consumed about 130 acres as of six a.m. Sunday morning, and is still on the move. According to SD Wildland Fire Management Officer Steve Esser, “With fire conditions as they are the fire could easily threaten the town of Hot Springs. We want to make every effort to ensure this doesn’t happen.” 

At this...

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Hot Springs tattoo business expands into new, larger building

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By Brett Nachtigall


HOT SPRINGS – Since moving to Hot Springs in 2011, Maria March has already made an enduring impact on the community through her work as a mural artist.

From the “Reflections” mural on Evans Plunge and “Branding Time” on Barnyard Veterinary Clinic, to the exterior transformation of the Hot Springs Theatre, to the murals inside local businesses like Coffee Cup Fuel Stop and the Victory Steakhouse in Edgemont – her work is enjoyed daily by hundreds of people and...

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Football Field enters next phase with fencing and concrete work

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By Amber Schumacher 

Staff Reporter

EDGEMONT - It’s no secret that the Edgemont Football Field Project has been a labor of love for the community and alumni of Edgemont. The project has been ongoing since 2017 and has recently started to come together with a more finished look, just in time for those bright Friday night lights this Fall! 

In the recent weeks, the field has entered a new phase with the addition of a chain link fence going around the entire track and field, soon it...

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Stepping up to the plate

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Hot Springs Food Pantry helps feed the hungry of area


By Cathy Nelson

HOT SPRINGS - The Hot Springs Food Pantry feeds about 300 people every month according to its manager, Chris Martin. That number increases to 350 during the fall and...

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Fall River County Herald

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