Most corn will be well over the old “knee-high by the Fourth of July” standard this year, but the problem is that large numbers of acres were not planted this spring due to wet conditions.
The Langford Area Board of Education discussed plans for re-opening school this fall, as well the junior-senior prom and graduation, at its regular meeting last week Wednesday.
South Dakota rural communities face some big challenges, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Britton’s Main Street continues to be a busy place most weekdays with a number of businesses filling the historic buildings.
Brothers Trevor Everson, 11, and Paul Everson, 13, of Castlewood spent a recent afternoon fishing in Lake Arlington. Located in Kingsbury County, the small town of Arlington has many amenities but faces growth challenges due in part to a lack of available housing. David Bordewyk Photo, SD Dakota News Watch
(Editor’s note: This article is the first of three parts of a special report by South Dakota News Watch. The “Small Towns — Big Challenges” series was supported in part by a grant from the COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program sponsored by Facebook. Parts two and three will appear over the next two weeks and include profiles of small towns on the cusp of change and a look at issues surrounding access to rural health care.)
Although current operating procedures do not allow customers to enter the Marshall County USDA Service Center; the staff is still ready to assist in timely filing a crop acreage report.
The Langford Bugle and the Britton Journal will merge and become the Marshall County Journal effective July 1.