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Reporter & Farmer photo by Amanda Fanger
Pastor Jason Holt, center, holds up two baggies of Oreo cookies which Joshua Rodgers, 12 Dell Rapids, left and Megan Smith, 13 Brookings, right, were challenged to eat in a race against each other July 26 at Pickerel Lake Bible Camp. The cookies were used as an illustration of the Bible lesson being taught on the night of the camp’s 75th anniversary celebration and the first night of the junior high camp. Members of the public attended the service and enjoyed cake with campers afterwards.

Bible camp going strong after 75 years

by Amanda Fanger

For 75 years, northeastern Day County has held what some consider a well-kept secret.
Pickerel Lake Bible Camp celebrated its 75th anniversary this year. A public service was held July 26, at the start of the annual junior high weeklong camp session. Afterwards, cake was served.

“A lot of people have called us the best kept secret around,” said Pastor Mike McCarlson, a counselor at the camp. “We stay focused on the word of God.”

The concept for the camp began over 75 years ago when a group of …

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Webster to host State “B” VFW tournament

by Amanda Fanger

The South Dakota VFW State “B” Teener Tournament will be hosted at Bob Wiley Field in Webster next weekend for the first time in eight years. The last time Webster had a chance to host this tournament was in 2007. This will be the third time Webster has hosted the tournament.

Varsity players in the 15-16-year-old age bracket from eight different teams will go up against each other in this double-elimination style tournament Aug. 7-9. Those teams who will attend were to be ...

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