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The Ray and Marci Effling family of Britton is doing home-schooling times four while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From left to right are fifth grader Emily, first grader Olivia, fourth-year SDSU student Lyndsey, and sophomore Carter.

Home School Going Well

Students, teachers, and parents are all rising to the occasion when it comes to continuing education for Britton-Hecla and Langford Area youth.

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Lacey Erickson and daughter, Tiyanna Schott, pick up supplies for online classes at the Britton-Hecla School on Monday. Governor Kristi Noem mandated on Tuesday that schools be closed through May 1.

School Staffs Adjust To Help Kids

The world has ground to a halt on many fronts in the past two weeks due to the coronavirus, but local educators are using technology and good old-fashioned ingenuity to make sure the education of area youth continues.

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Panic buying across the country has resulted in a problem keeping shelves stocked at grocery stores. This recent photo at Ken’s Food Fair in Britton shows a bare shelf usually occupied by milk choices. (Sarah Grupe Photo)

COVID-19 Ramps Up

Cases of the coronavirus outbreak continue to ramp up in South Dakota and across the country, resulting in additional changes for Marshall County area residents.


Marshall County Journal

PO Box 69, Britton, SD 57430
Phone: (605) 448-2281
Fax: (605) 448-2282