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After receiving 20 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from the state on Friday, January 29, Avera Weskota Memorial Hospital held a vaccination clinic on Tuesday, February 2, administering first doses of the vaccine to individuals 80 years and older.

Bringing natural gas to rural SD The prospect of natural gas coming to Wessington Springs will be the topic of discussion next week and the community is invited to join in on the conversation.  At the request of Wessington Springs Mayor Brian Bergeleen, on Wednesday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m. …

After more than six months since a building fire forced newspaper staff to work from a temporary office location on Dakota Avenue, True Dakotan editor/publisher Kristi Hine is pleased to share with readers that progress is being made and renovation plans are moving forward this month.

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Throughout this week's print and e-issue you will find stories about different ways people in the area look beyond themselves and toward helping their neighbor and the community as a whole. You’ll read about time-honored traditions and new ways to celebrate holiday magic amid the “new normal.”

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Weekly devotions posted to social media over the last month by the Jerauld County Ministerial Association will be combined and shown in a half-hour video special on Venture Cable Channel 195 on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 4 and 8 p.m. 

The day-in, day-out, unpredictable nature of the pandemic has taken a toll on all of us, but for essential workers like teachers, valiantly struggling to ensure that students are getting the best education possible given current challenges, this year has taken a toll. A bright pick-me-up app…

Public viewing at Opera House Thurs. and Sun. Bidding is now open for a thrill-filled, feel-good shopping experience in the form of an online auction to help support the Springs Rec Center project. Over 35 items, including a pheasant hunt, stud fees, decor, paintings, quilts, seed corn, beef…

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With a love for bowling and supporting all things local, Wessington Springs resident Scott Vaske couldn’t imagine the town he calls home without a bowling alley. 

A continued upswing in Jerauld County residents testing positive for COVID-19 has been the cause of cancellations and postponements across the region this week. For our readers’ convenience, we have listed all known upcoming events, cancellations and postponements in this week’s print and e-…

As the True Dakotan rolled to press on Tuesday afternoon, an email from the Wessington Springs School District was distributed to parents notifying them of a student testing positive for COVID-19 in the district.  The school system was notified by the South Dakota Department of Health and pa…

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As if to prove summer storm season’s continued relevancy, a severe thunderstorm made its unwieldy power known to Wessington Springs residents early Sunday morning, ushering in strong winds that downed trees, tore off storm doors, flipped wheelbarrows and overturned a golf cart.

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Home fans were treated to a  thrilling region tournament victory last week held at David Jost Field, earning the Wessington Springs 16U VFW Teeners a spot in the 2020 16U Class B State Tournament this weekend. The state tournament is scheduled to begin Friday, July 31 and will continue throu…

With Jerauld Co. Census response at just 52.6% and Non-Response Follow Up Operation (Census workers knocking on doors) beginning on August 11 in South Dakota, head librarian Rhonda Behrens wants to remind the community that computers are available for use at the Carnegie Library in Wessingto…

Newly elected Mayor Brian Bergeleen and City Councilmen Ryan Knipfer (Ward One, two-year term), Layton Schimke (Ward Two, two-year term) and Pat Fastnacht (Ward Three, two-year term) were sworn in at the Monday, June 8, 2020 City of Wessington Springs Council meeting following the June 2, 20…

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In a statement made after press deadline for this week's issue of the True Dakotan, Kevin McAdams, President - North America, Jack Link’s Protein Snacks confirmed that an employee who worked at the Alpena plant passed away as a result of COVID-19 related complications.

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Jerauld Co. Ambulance celebrated during EMS Week Around the country, EMS Week honors the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s front line. The Jerauld County Ambulance serves most of Jerauld County including the towns of Wessington Springs, Lane and…

A call requesting help rang in to the Jerauld County Sheriff’s office last Thursday — two men on foot had fled the scene during a traffic stop north of Plankinton and had disappeared into thick vegetation west of Highway 281. The Aurora County Sheriff needed access to a unique tool — the onl…