Barbra Pechous was raised in the southeast corner of South Dakota in the small town of Springfield. Enjoying the small town feel, she and her husband Scott, now reside in Avon, SD. She is the editor/publisher and general manager of the Wagner Post, Lake Andes Wave and Announcer, a weekly newspaper firm located in Wagner, South Dakota. The newspaper provides coverage for the towns of Wagner, Lake Andes, Marty, Ravinia, Pickstown, Dante and for the Yankton Sioux Tribe. The Wagner Post and Lake Andes Wave include weekly columns from Roger Wiltz sharing his hunting and fishing stories, to Vince Two Eagles sharing tribal stories and issues.
Barb began her career in the newspaper business in 1995 as a typesetter and quickly advanced to editor, but she always dreamed of having her own newspaper. After working for several years in various sales positions, Barb’s dream eventually came true as she was offered a partnership in 2013 with Taboma Publications LLC. Her newest goal is to now be the sole owner within three years. Barb has always been very dedicated and hardworking when trying to achieve her goals for her newspapers. She does not let any obstacles get in her way; she perseveres and keeps working towards her dreams. Barb hopes to one day add an interactive e-edition newspaper to her weeklies as well as an active website. Barb’s future is bright as she strives to provide the best product for her community.