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Dale Gilbertson

Posted December 7, 2017 at 2:29 pm


Harrisburg, South Dakota

November 25, 2017

Dale Gilbertson, 85, of Harrisburg, South Dakota, passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.

Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 30, at Springdale Lutheran Church, rural Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with interment in the church cemetery.

Dale Gilbertson was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Sioux Falls to Gilmore and Nora (Evenson) Gilbertson. He graduated from Canton High School in 1950 and South Dakota

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    Gifford Jacobsen


    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    November 3, 2017

    Gifford Sherman Jacobsen, 83, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, died Nov. 3, 2017 at St. James Place.

    He was born April 18, 1934, in Inwood, Iowa,

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    Progress on the horizon


    One scan of the horizon at the site of the new medical facility in Rock Rapids highlights the progress that has been made in recent weeks. A tall crane stretches into the sky and methodically lifts pieces of structural steel into place. The metal covers a large portion of the foundation that was completed a few weeks ago. Block and brick structures are visible at the front and back

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    Efficiency ahead for Alvord Fire and Rescue

    Efficiency ahead for

    Alvord Fire and Rescue


    The Alvord volunteer fire department has needed a new fire station for several years. For the past two years, plans have been discussed and finalized for a new facility. In late September, work on the site of a new safety complex on

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    Tree decorating is annual tradition


    It’s an annual tradition at the Lyon County courthouse in Rock Rapids. Courthouse staff invite students to create handmade ornaments, welcome them to the courthouse to hang the ornaments on the Christmas tree and provide them with a holiday snack.

    West Lyon kindergarten students and their teachers visited the Lyon County courthouse Thursday, Nov.

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    Holiday rush is on


    rush is on


    As the Christmas holiday approaches, area small businesses are working overtime to make holiday deadlines. For Sarah Schemmel, owner and operator of E Threads

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    Woodstock Communications

    Woodstock Communications has kept its hometown on the map in Pipestone County. Before wireless Internet came on the scene, the Woodstock Telephone Company served a small area of southwestern Minnesota.

    When the company installed fiber optics in Westbrook, the area outside of town was offered the Woodstock Wave. Rural residents who can see the cell tower from their building site most likely can join The Lakes (Shetek

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    John Schuurman


    Rock Rapids, Iowa

    November 22, 2017

    John Schuurman, 96, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Rock Rapids Health Centre, Rock Rapids.

    Funeral services were Tuesday,

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