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Hot Day, Cool Cars

Saturday, July 13 th was a sweltering, overcast day. The heat index had risen to 96 degrees by 3 p.m. However, the heat did not prevent the 9 th annual Redfield Auto Value Car Show from taking place. …

Small Town, Big Hearts

Sisters Jaylee and Harley Gilbert of Hitchcock have big hearts. When Jeff and Michelle Clark of W.A.K.E. ministries spoke at their church about kids in need, the girls were touched. W.A.K.E. (West …

Class of 1974's 50th Reunion

The Class of 1974 held their 50th reunion June 21st & 22nd with 41 class mates attending. Front to back: Scott Hicks, Gwen Schmidt, Lana Moeller, Patty Miesen, Connie Robinson, Valerie …
More local news
An SDSU Extension 4-H shooting sports member competes in the hunting skills discipline at the 2023 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship.

Applications open for 4-H shooting sports national hunting skills team

BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension 4-H is now accepting applications to be part of the hunting akills team that will participate at the 2025 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships. To print …

SDSU Extension partners with Huron hospital on diabetes prevention, education

BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension has selected Huron Regional Medical Center to receive a $15,000 grant and partner on a pilot project for diabetes prevention and education through Better Choices, …
Pasture cropped oats are harvested on Colin Seis’s farm in New South Wales, Australia. Seis pioneered the pasture cropping technique in which grain is grown in a pasture over the winter when the grass is dormant.

Regenerative ag pioneer to present workshop in Fort Pierre

PIERRE — Producers and land stewards who practice regenerative agriculture often enjoy learning about what is happening under the ground. In August, they’ll have a chance to learn from a …
Janey Wilson, a soon-to-be sophomore pre-pharmacy major and one of the students involved with this STEM research opportunity, works with an ice core in the Ice Core and Environmental Chemistry Lab.

South Dakota State project opens more STEM research pathways for Native American students

BROOKINGS — A new South Dakota State University project aims to give Native American students interested in science, technology, engineering and math the opportunity to gain hands-on experience …
Sports

Tanner Sloan wins Big 12 Wrestler of the Week

IRVING, Texas — South Dakota State 197-pounder Tanner Sloan was honored Tuesday as Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week, following a weekend in which he defeated two ranked opponents.
Three elected to South Dakota Golf Association's hall of fame
The Board of Directors of the South Dakota Golf Association is pleased to announce the election of three new members to the South Dakota Golf Hall of Fame.
South Dakota State swimmer Denilson Cyprianos will be competing in the 200-meter backstroke at the Olympics in Paris on July 31. Cyprianos will be a senior this fall.
South Dakota State's Denilson Cyprianos makes Olympic dream a reality
South Dakota State swimmer Denilson Cyprianos is officially Paris-bound.
Seven men to be inducted into South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame
Seven men who have made a lasting impression are set to be honored by the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame and South Dakota Umpires Association Hall of Fame later this year.
Elijah Morrissette  and Mayor Frank Schwartz.
Elijah Morrissette Day
Redfield Mayor Frank Schwartz made an appearance at Redfield Middle School / High School Wednesday morning, April 17th, 2024. His surprise arrival was put into motion after teammate Kevin Weller had …
A new bobblehead for Jackrabbits fans is available for purchase from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.
South Dakota State Jackrabbits basketball bobblehead unveiled for March Madness
MILWAUKEE — On Thursday morning, the  National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum   unveiled an officially licensed South Dakota State Jackrabbits Basketball  Bobblehead . …

Jackrabbits finish regular season with dominant win over NDSU

South Dakota State forward Luke Appel takes a shot during the first half of a game against North Dakota State at the Scheels Center in Fargo on Saturday afternoon.

South Dakota State ended the regular season on a high note as they used one of their best halves of the season to fuel a 78-61 win over North Dakota State at the Scheels Center on Saturday afternoon.

South Dakota State's final game at Frost Arena leads to undefeated conference record

South Dakota State's Tori Nelson (20) guards North Dakota State's Elle Evans during an 89-74 win on Saturday at Frost Arena in Brookings.

The South Dakota State women sent Frost Arena off in style as the Jackrabbits beat North Dakota State 89-74 on Saturday and became the first team in Summit League history to go undefeated in conference play back-to-back seasons.

South Dakota activities association takes another swing at name, image, likeness rules

PIERRE — An amendment to the constitution of the South Dakota High School Activities Association had its first reading Wednesday, Feb. 28, at an SDHSAA board meeting. The amendment would …

Obituaries
Lois Jean (Allbee) Ryman
Lois Jean (Allbee) Ryman - 90 of Redfield, SD, peacefully passed away surrounded by loved ones on February 2nd, 2024, at Redfield Community Memorial Hospital.
Norbert John Miles
Norbert John Miles was born on November 6, 1926, to John and Bertha (Seagreen) Miles at their farm home near Turton, SD.
Velda Gross Haberling
Velda Gross Haberling, formerly of Redfield, died on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, in Sioux Falls. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Deborah "Deb" Lynn (Kennedy) Lee
   Deborah "Deb" Lynn (Kennedy) Lee, 70, of Redfield, SD, passed away Wednesday, July 10th, 2024, at Memorial Community Care in Aurora, NE. 
Amy D. Dickhaut
Amy D. Dickhaut passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024 in Mansfield, Texas.
Community

Roofs, Roads and Landscaping

It was a busy day for a lot of people in Redfield today. Parents getting their children off to their first day school, children getting introduced to their new classrooms as well as their teachers. As the excitement and anticipation of the new school year was happening on the inside of the school, there was also a lot of work being done around town on the outside. As fall draws near, projects are being completed or nearly completed.

Schools
Commencement Held at Northwestern
Twenty young adults graduated from Northwestern Area High School on Saturday, May 18 th . The School’s Gold gym was filled with family, friends, and other fans of the class of 2024. …
James and KQKD Sales manager Traci Samelson hold totes full of supplies
KQKD SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
KQKD 1380 AM and 99.9 FM, Redfield and Spink County’s Full Service radio station recently teamed up with Haider Construction, RDO Equipment Co., The Redfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Wild Roots Marketplace, Agtegra Cooperative, Subway, Dairy Queen and Kens Super Fair Foods for the KQ1380 Haider Construction School Supply Drive.
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Extreme heat, wildfires and weather events: Prepare for the unexpected this summer, inside and outside the home
(BPT) - Wildfires and extreme weather conditions have brought greater attention to poor air quality, and while some areas may be more affected than others, air quality and pollution are still a major …
Standout college athletes competing in the 2024 Paris Olympics
BestColleges highlights several of the standout student-athletes who qualified to compete for Team USA at this year's Summer Olympics in Paris.
Marine Toys for Tots' Christmas in July Campaign Delivers Hope to Children in Need
Marine Toys for Tots' Christmas in July Campaign Delivers Hope to Children in Need
(NewsUSA) - Marine Toys for Tots, best known as the Nation's premier children's Christmastime charity, doesn't wait until the holiday season to support children in need. Toys for Tots has evolved …
The 5 most popular international summer travel destinations in 2024
Airalo compiled a ranking of the five most popular international summer travel destinations using information from Google Flights.
Give Your Grilling Game a Flavor Boost: 3 tips to make summer meals deliciously memorable
(Family Features) Make sure your grill game is on fire this summer. The right prepping, seasoning and grilling techniques can help you serve your favorite foods.