Tea Area High School gets ready to cut loose with ‘Footloose’
Tea Weekly
by Tea Weekly Staff
7h ago
Tea Area High School students are preparing to bring “Footloose” The Musical to life on April 19 and April 20. Directed by Mary Beth Sutton, this production promises to deliver an amazing performance that will have audiences tapping their feet and singing along. “I have been producing, co-directing and directing Middle School and High School plays and musicals here in Tea on and off since the Spring of 2008 starting with the show ‘Little Shop of Horrors’,” said Sutton. “As a director, you never ‘pre-cast’ a show but you have to look at the talent available and think about what shows would w ..read more
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Petersen Meats: Revolutionizing meat delivery with farm-to-table experience
Tea Weekly
by Tea Weekly Staff
7h ago
Knowing where food comes from is becoming more and more important as prices increase and quality decreases in big chain stores. Petersen Meats is looking to change the stigma of low-quality meats delivered right to your door with a farm to table experience. Growing up on a farm, brother and sister team, Jon and Brittany Petersen learned the ins and outs of raising animals and the benefits of having fresh meat growing up.  Eventually taking the reigns on a farm of his own, Jon began buying, raising, and selling meat to the industry. In 2015, an idea to offer locally sourced meat and cut th ..read more
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County Commissioners discuss finance, infrastructure issues
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by Tea Weekly Staff
7h ago
With all members present, the Lincoln County Commissioners met Tuesday, April 2 in the Lincoln County Boardroom. Commissioners heard agenda items including a new Auditor’s office position, bridge grants and labor agreements.  Auditor, Sheri Lund was the first to present in front of the commission, she requested board action to authorize recruitment of a Finance Manager within the Auditor’s Office.  “I am coming to you today with two requests; my first request would be to add a position to my office of finance manager. The position’s primary responsibilities would be to understand and ..read more
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Titans find success at Vermillion Invite
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by Tea Weekly Staff
7h ago
Tea Area High School’s track team kicked off their outdoor season with an impressive showing at the Vermillion Booster Club Invite held in Vermillion on April 4. The Titans set several school records and achieved personal bests. Among the standout performances, the girls’ 4x800-meter relay team delivered an exceptional performance, clocking the second-fastest time in school history and placing third at the meet. Team members included Grace Bialas, Jayna VanLaecken, Jaycie Babb, and Haidyn West. The group clocked a time of 10:06.53. This time places them just behind the record-setting team from ..read more
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Titan softball season underway
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by Tea Weekly Staff
7h ago
The Tea Area High School softball team opened their season on Thursday, Apr. 4 and suffered a 10-6 loss at Harrisburg. The team bounced back with a big win over Elk Point Jefferson on Friday, Apr. 5, defeating the Huskies 15-7 in the home opener and defeating Tri-Valley on Monday, Apr. 8 on the road, 18-7.  In the win over EPJ, Emily Froendt drove in four runs on three hits to lead the Titans. Froendt tripled in the sixth inning, scoring two, singled in the first to score one, and hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth, also bringing home a run.  Abby Boom (pictured at right) hit a double ..read more
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Vasecka, Grant earn all-state honors
Tea Weekly
by Tea Weekly Staff
1w ago
The all-state first team, second team, third team and honorable mention for Class A girls’ basketball chosen by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association, was recently announced.  The first team included Tea Area’s Katie Vasecka,  Vasecka is the Class A girls basketball player of the year. A 6-foot-1 senior guard, Vasecka is making her fourth all-state selection and her third first-team appearance. Vasecka averaged 22.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game for the Class A runner-ups. As a junior for Tea Area, Vasecka averaged 19.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and ..read more
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City Council elections to be held April 9
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by Tea Weekly Staff
1w ago
Polls open at 7 a.m.  Tea City Council elections will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at City Hall, located at 600 E. 1st Street. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Two will be vying for one Ward 1 three-year seat. Those candidates include incumbent Lynn DeYoung and challenger Michael LeVan.  To hear from the two candidates see page 3.  Casey Voelker, current Mayor, is running unopposed. Also running unopposed are Jim Erck, Council member for Ward 2 and Terry Woessner, Council member for Ward 3.  If the polls cannot be opened because of bad weather, the electi ..read more
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Lincoln County Commission approves budget transfers, DOT agreements, and Vietnam War Commemoration Day
Tea Weekly
by Tea Weekly Staff
1w ago
The Lincoln County Commission met Tuesday, March 26 in the Lincoln County Boardroom. Commissioners heard agenda items including budgeted cash transfers, agreements with the DOT, ad hoc committees, and more. Auditor, Sherri Lund joined the meeting to request board action to approve budgeted cash transfer and account clean up.  “Every year during the budget process, we do budgeted cash for 911, emergency management, airport, and other funds, and this is the budgeted cash transfer for 911, emergency management, and the airport in the respectful amounts. Then I have some accounting cleanup th ..read more
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Tea Area High School makes its mark in the inaugural season and state tournament of esports
Tea Weekly
by Tea Weekly Staff
1w ago
In the evolving landscape of competitive gaming, esports has moved beyond a mere pastime for teenagers. It has become a pathway to scholarships, lucrative careers, and now, a recognized high school sport. The recent surge in esports has propelled it onto the competitive forefront, and Tea Area High School has swiftly embraced this trend, becoming one of the first South Dakota High School schools participate in the newly sanctioned sport.  The South Dakota High School Activities began exploring the addition of esports about four years ago because of popular demand, officially sanctionin ..read more
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Tea Area High School makes its mark in the inaugural season and state tournament of esports
Tea Weekly
by Tea Weekly Staff
1w ago
In the evolving landscape of competitive gaming, esports has moved beyond a mere pastime for teenagers. It has become a pathway to scholarships, lucrative careers, and now, a recognized high school sport. The recent surge in esports has propelled it onto the competitive forefront, and Tea Area High School has swiftly embraced this trend, becoming one of the first South Dakota High School schools participate in the newly sanctioned sport.  The South Dakota High School Activities began exploring the addition of esports about four years ago because of popular demand, officially sanctioning i ..read more
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