January 28, 2022

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The Union County Courthouse will be closed Monday, January 17th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day




Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on February 8, 2022 at 11:00 in the Commissioner’s chambers, 209 E Main Street, Suite 200, Union County Courthouse Elk Point, SD. to consider in full or in part the following proposed Division of Jefferson Township:

Jefferson Township residents, Wynstone Board have requested that the Jefferson Township Board of Supervisors consider a proposal to divide Jefferson Township to create a new township called Wynstone Township, and the remaining portion of Jefferson Township continuing as Jefferson Township, Union County, South Dakota.

This new Wynstone Township would be legally described as follows:

See Attachment:  WYN – Township Boundary (1)

The revised Jefferson Township would consist of the current Jefferson Township, minus real property, described above, allocated to Wynstone Township.

The Board of Wynstone has requested the consideration and approval of the division of Jefferson Township into Wynstone Township and a revised Jefferson Township as requested by The Board of Wynstone.

All persons interested therein may appear personally or be represented by council, and be heard before the Board of Commissioners at said hearing or may file written comments with the Union County Auditor at 209 E. Main, Ste. 200, and Elk Point, SD 57025., prior to the hearing.

Jackie Sieverding

Union County Auditor

Publish January 20th, 2022 and January 27th, 2022


2021 County precincts & district information:

New Redistricting information

2021 Precincts and location

2021 District Map

 Union County, created in 1862, organized in 1862, was originally named Cole County for Austin Cole, who was a member of the first Territorial Legislature. Two years later, the boundaries were rearranged and the name changed to Union because of sentiment for the Union side of the civil war. The county seat is located in Elk Point, and it includes the municipalities of Alcester, Beresford, Dakota Dunes (community improvement district), Jefferson,  & North Sioux City and the unorganized community of Richland.   Our population according to 2020 Census Data is 16,811. The county is bordered by Iowa and the Big Sioux River on it’s Eastern side & Nebraska and the Missouri River on it’s Southern side.  Interstate 29 runs through the county from North to South.