FALL RIVER FOUNDATIONS: Heppner, a town that now exists only in memories

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PHOTOS (from left): Max Romey after retirement as Heppner Postmaster; A medal found by Debbie Romey near the original Romey home; Max Romey in his full ‘Knights of Pythias’ regalia; the first chartered fraternal organization in the United States founded in 1864, following the principles of Friendship, Charity and Benevolence; Max Romey sitting, circa 1945, pictured with daughter-in-law Julia and son Gustave Romey.

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By Charity Maness

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Unknown cave formation and 11,100-year-old fossil among discoveries

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Dr. Hazel Barton of the University of Akron collects the fossilized remains of a pine marten that was discovered in Wind Cave. The fossil was sent to The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs where radiocarbon dating estimates have shown it is around 11,100 years old.

 

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By Marcus Heerdt

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK – An article that appeared in last week’s April 14, 2022, edition of the Fall River County Herald-Star informed the public about newly discovered...

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Hot Springs recognizes its 2021-22 Teachers of the Year

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Photo courtesy Troy Lurz

The Hot Springs School District’s Teachers of the Year awards were presented to three district staff members during the Monday, March 11, school board meeting. Pictured from left is Jeanie Dumire, Classified Staff Member of the Year; Katie Brunson, Hot Springs Teacher of the Year; Michele Merrill, Elementary Teacher of the Year and overall runner-up.

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By Marcus Heerdt

HOT SPRINGS – The Hot Springs School District’s (HSSD)...

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Total of $8,000 awarded in Can Man scholarships

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Recipients of this year’s “Can Man” Scholarships, included, front row, from left, recipients: Levi Cunningham, Zephaniah Thompson, Tina Duran, Jillian Simunek, Weston Watson, Jaida Kramer. Back row, Organizing and Scholarship Committee Members: Lori Wieseler, Tom Merrill, Cindy McMahon, Donna Merrill, Jacki Lockwood, and not pictured, Dusty Pence.

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HOT SPRINGS – There was standing room only in the dart room at Winner’s Circle on April 12...

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Before and Now: a work in progress

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Photos by Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Star

The City of Hot Springs is currently in the midst of a “native waterway restoration project” along a stretch of Fall River, which will eventually go from Minnekahta Avenue and south, to just past University Avenue. The photo above on the left is how the river appeared in August 2020, from the walking bridge in front City Hall looking north. On right is how the same area looked this past Monday, April 11, 2022. The first phase of the...

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Edgemont School District forming ‘Community Committee’ to help with decisions on its buildings

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By Eric Harrold

Staff Writer

EDGEMONT – The school board of Edgemont School District is creating a community committee to assess and prioritize the needs of the school facilities, according to School District Superintendent Amy Ferley.

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