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I was flabbergasted at a recent post on social media that listed words that have fallen out of use over time. This awakened childhood memories. Yessirree, Bob! Dad often made it clear that we never … more
I forgot all about New Year’s resolutions. Of course, that's standard as I always forget them. However, here are some thoughts that might help you in 2024, without too much effort. new years … more
Proverbs 15:3 "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good." Many times, I have read this verse as a reminder that God sees the good of the righteous people and the evil … more
I hope everyone is staying warm inside with these frigid temperatures we’ve been having. If you’re stuck inside more than usual, it’s a good time to clean out the refrigerator and pantry. Here … more
Happy New Year to the good citizens of District 8! I look forward to serving you in 2024. The 99th legislative session of the South Dakota Legislature kicked off on Jan. 9, with Governor Noem’s … more
On Tuesday, the 99th session of the South Dakota Legislature got underway with the governor offering her State of the State Address. She focused on freedoms we have and covered topics including … more
Lawmakers from across South Dakota assembled in Pierre to kick off the 99th Legislative Session. For 38 legislative working days, the House, Senate and governor will work together on the necessary … more
“A new year is like a blank book; it has 12 chapters and 365 pages, and you are the author. My wish for you is that this year you write the most beautiful story possible for yourself.” I received … more
Recently, I wrote about a New Year's Eve gathering that Rod Nichols attended at Cutter Bill's. Today, I offer an update on that and a bit of an eerie ending! Happy New Year, All. SHARING ONE FOR LOU … more
We are finally getting our first real snow, and although many may not feel the same, I can’t complain. Heaven knows we have been due for some snow for a while; the fact that it’s January, and … more
Joshua 14:12 "Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the Lord spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be … more
My father-in-law is a farmer. He grew up on the family farm in southwest Minnesota, where his dad grew up, too. Blessed by fertile soil, the farm has provided for the family for several … more
State Senator Crabtree’s recent article on the wonders of the new state housing infrastructure program demands a rebuttal. This $200 million program took $50 million in federal COVID relief and … more
“Hey, Buddy, what do you say?” My heart smiles every time I hear this or a similar phrase from a parent who is teaching his or her child good manners. My siblings and I may have been young enough … more
During his life, my old friend Rod Nichols wrote many poems for my radio show. Though Rody passed a few years ago, his poetry remains. He has a favorite haunt that he loved to write about. This is … more
A warm bowl of soup is a classic comfort food, especially when the weather turns colder or if one has a cold. The strong association between soup and comfort hasn’t been lost on researchers. … more
Any time I think of New Years, I can’t help but think of New Year’s resolutions. You probably have some on your mind right now. Most resolutions I hear tend to lean toward a bettering of self: … more
I've often mused about how easy it is to communicate today versus a century ago. My daughter has lived abroad for the past decade or more. When we want to communicate, we are a text message away from … more
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