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When the spring semester ended three months ago, school administrators were hoping COVID-19 would continue to decline sharply during the summer and pose few problems in the fall. But they remained alert to the possibility that it would increase again.

More progress is being made on one of Madison's largest infrastructure projects in its history. A multi-year, multi-phase water project affecting several parts of the city started in 2020 and includes substantial underground piping as well as a new water tower.

The surprising decision of gymnastics star Simone Biles to withdraw from Olympic competition this week brings another high-profile story to the discussion of mental health.

In a world that has experienced a myriad of change over the past 16 months, Madison, S.D., has kept pace. From masking up to social distancing to new vaccinations, every business, every household has made changes necessary to stay healthy and plan for the long term.

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P.E.O. Chapter BN expresses appreciation and thanks to all who supported our 5th annual Garden Walk 'N' Talk. How grateful we are to be part of such a supportive community.

There is a new kid on the block that is challenging tennis for the title of most popular racket sport. You might not even have heard of it until right now. That sport is pickleball.

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The corridor of champions is along South Dakota Highway 34 as three of the seven state champions are located on SD-34.

I think I have asked this before, but I will ask it again. At region cross country meets, after the varsity runners are done with their races, there is a junior varsity race. I have asked several people: why do they have a junior varsity race?