‘Best of the Dakotas’

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Fall River County Herald Publisher Brett Nachtigall and Production Manager Sheryl Grimes hold up four of the 13 total awards that the newspaper garnered this past weekend at the joint South Dakota and North Dakota newspaper convention, held in Medora, N.D. Included in the awards presented to the local newspaper were first places in General Excellence, Sweepstakes and ‘Best of the Dakotas’ in the contest’s Small Weeklies Division. Additional first place awards went to Dick Kettlewell for his...

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Hot Springs’ Hulse crowned the 2019 Miss South Dakota

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Photo courtesy Miss SD Organization

Miss South Dakota 2019 Amber Hulse of Hot Springs (center) poses with her court, including from left: fourth runner-up Kaitlin O’Neill, first runner-up Annie Woodmansey, (Hulse), second runner-up Carly Goodhart, and third runner-up Hunter Widvey.


Event held in Brookings for first time after 72 years in Hot Springs

BROOKINGS – Amber Hulse, a 2017 graduate of Hot Springs High School, was crowned Miss South Dakota 2019 this past...

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Great exchange experiences lead to sad goodbyes for students

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Photo by Cathy Nelson/Fall River County Herald

The exchange students who attended Hot Springs High School and Edgemont High School for 10 months are shown with the Education First High School Exchange Year coordinator Jan Becker, second from left. On either side of Becker are Hot Springs exchange students Jinth Umbach of Druten, the Netherlands, left, and Clara Munk Peterson of Jyderup, Denmark, on Becker’s right. Far right, is Anja Andrasevic of Frederiksvaerk, Denmark. The students said that...

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Edgemont Schools hire new K-12 Principal / AD

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By Rhea Falig

Staff writer

EDGEMONT— School has only been out on summer break for a few weeks but already students have something new to look forward to this fall. A new principal is coming to Edgemont.

Brad Zachow and his wife Nancy are moving to the area and are excited to start working with the students and faculty of Edgemont for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition to being the K-12 Principal, Zachow will also be the Activities Director for the school as well.

The Zachow’s, who...

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Logan Van Eaton Memorial Scholarship winners announced

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With a photo of Logan Van Eaton featured in the center, the other two photos show his mom Jessica Van Eaton presenting scholarships to Caden Shanklin of Hot Springs and Lacette Klein of Edgemont.


By Brett Nachtigall


EDGEMONT – It was stated at his funeral on May 10, 2016, that Logan Van Eaton had “a grin as big as his hat.” 

Logan – the son of Wyatt and Jessica and younger brother to sister Avery – died just eight days prior to his 12th birthday...

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A Love Story for the Ages

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Billy and Marilyn Beeman to celebrate 60 years of marriage

By Karen Yekel

HOT SPRINGS – “All Because Two People Fell in Love” graces the entrance to the living room of Billy and Marilyn Beeman, who will be celebrating 60 years of marital accord on...

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