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Willard O. Kuhnert

Posted October 19, 2017 at 1:32 pm


Valley Springs, South Dakota

October 10, 2017

Willard O. Kuhnert, 94, of Valley Springs, South Dakota, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Private family services were conducted.

Willard Oscar Kuhnert was born July 29, 1923, to Walter and Hattie (Kautz) Kuhnert in Beaver Creek, Minnesota. He grew up on a farm near Rowena, South Dakota. Following high school,

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    Russell Stubbe


    Lester, Iowa

    October 8, 2017

    Russell Stubbe, 51, of Lester, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017.

    Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 13, at Seeds of Faith Methodist Church, Lester,

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    Charles Larsen


    Larchwood, Iowa

    October 4, 2017

    Charles Robert Larsen, 60, of Larchwood, Iowa, passed away Oct. 4, 2017,, from complications of cancer.

    Funeral service was Monday, Oct. 9, at

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    Bringing school events to a living room near you


    Spectators of extracurricular events and other school programs may not need to leave their homes to view West Lyon events in the future. During the Oct. 9 school board meeting, West Lyon Athletic Director, Jeremy Childress, provided the board with options available to start streaming athletic and other events live from the school. “We’ve been fielding this question for a long time now. ‘Why we are not streaming events where almost all other conference school

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    Caring with socks in October


    According to statistics, socks are the least-donated items to shelters in the area and throughout the nation. West Lyon Community School is looking to change that by participating in a sock drive. Amber Bjorklund, third grade teacher at West Lyon and member of the West Lyon Education Association, originally saw a You Tube video about Socktober and thought it was a great idea. After discussing her idea with

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    Fairy tale comes to life


    Is it possible to spin straw into gold? Audience members will learn the answer to that question during West Lyon High School’s production of Rumpelstiltskin Is My Name Oct. 26 and 28.

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    Box of Blessings


    When the idea to send boxes of items to troops oversees was conceived in 2002, Tracy Post had no idea her kind gesture would evolve into the operation it is today. Post’s son, Staff Sgt. Jim Post, was in the military and knew first-hand what it was like to be deployed far from home, away from loved ones. He also knew how much the troops overseas needed encouragement

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    Ardell Claire Amundson

    Memorial Services for Ardell Claire Amundson were held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Dovray, MN. Interment was at Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery, Dovray. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.

    Ardell, 87, rural Dovray died Monday, October 9, 2017 at Maple Lawn Nursing Home, Fulda, MN.

    Ardell was born on January 10, 1930 in Slayton, MN to

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    Rererendum Q and A with Superintendent Woelber

    Q. Didn’t we just vote on a referendum 2 years ago?

    A. Yes we did. Unfortunately I was “hung up” on being the lowest taxed district in the region and did not ask for a moderate tax increase then and we felt that our enrollment would hold it’s own in order to keep funding stable. BUT what actually happened was extra students leaving the district along with State funding not keeping pace.

    Q. Why such a large per student increase from $760 to $1750?

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    Meadowland Coop opens new facility at Walnut Grove

    New facility will speed up grain dumping and greatly expand the overall capacity of the facility

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    Walnut Grove — For the past year if you have driven past the Walnut Grove division of the Meadowland Cooperative you would have seen a profound change in the skyline of the elevator. For months workers have been erecting 4 large concrete silos, along with a large

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