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Couples step into Vintage Hollywood at 2016 SHS Prom

Sisseton High School students enjoyed “Vintage Hollywood” at the SHS Prom on Saturday, Apr. 16.. For the rest of this story please buy a copy of this weeks Sisseton Courier on news stands now.

Prom leaders

Leading the 2016 Prom Grand March - Junior and senior class officers leading the Grand March of 40 couples at the Sisseton High School Prom on Saturday, Apr. 16, were (left to right) Student Body President Ethan Kranhold escorting MaKenzy Frederick; Student Body Vice President Keirstyn Peters escorted by James Shindelbower; Student Body Secretary/Treasurer Shayli Toelle escorted by Spencer Weatherstone; Senior Class President Tia VanMatre escorted by Wambdi Stone; Senior Class Vice President Melody Martenson escorted by Dustin Moshier; Senior Class Secretary/Treasurer Cami Goodhart escorted by Carsten Archer; Junior Class President Karlie Karst escorted by Matthew Nieland; Junior Class Vice President Hunter Medenwald escorting Jessica Ellis and Junior Class Secretary/Treasurer Haley Duffield escorted by Kaeden Metz. ~ Courier Photo

81 years young and building beautiful creations

by Katy Heinecke
Courier Staff Writer

Born in 1935 and raised on a farm near New Effington during the dirty 30s, Joe Valentine is a man who has made the most of every day he has been given and doesn’t plan to slow down any time soon. Joe talks of how life was tough during those years, as he was growing up with two older sisters and his parents. There was a younger brother, Jerome, who was three years younger than Joe, but he passed away in infancy. Joe says he and one of his sisters trapped muskrats and would routinely check the traps every morning before school. They supported the family fairly well, as they were generously rewarded with $3 per hide, which was good money during that time. He remembers the difficult years and a father who had poor health for an extended time, which at the time Joe misunderstood for laziness and a lack of ambition. It wasn’t until later in life that Joe understood his father’s health issues that caused his particular behavior. Joe attended Hart #3 school for a few years and has many memories of life as a young man. He still has his scrapbook that he made during 1941 that capturing many special moments of those years in school.For the rest of this story please buy a copy of this weeks Sisseton Courier on news stands now.

Joe Valentine

Joe Valentine in his workshop
~ Courier Photos

Real Estate and Mobile Home Taxes Due

The first half of the Roberts County real estate and mobile home taxes are due by Saturday, April 30, 2016. Payments can be made at the Roberts County Courthouse Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If mailing, Treasurer Deb Wooley asks that you please include your payment stubs and also reminds you that the mail must have an April postmark. The mailing address is Roberts County Treasurer, 411 2nd Ave E. Ste 1A, Sisseton, SD 57262. If you would like a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. The Treasurer’s Office does accept credit/debit cards now at the counter or on the phone, but there is a service fee charged by a third party. If you have any questions, contact the office at 605-698-7245.

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