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On Sun., Nov. 24, Delmar Tobey, age 100 plus six months, a resident of Parkview Assisted Living in Bryant, shot a deer near his farm, north of Willow Lake. Delmar is an avid bow hunter and has bagged … more
Fifty-four tons. That’s how much each American requires of goods shipped by freight each year.This week as we approached the end of yet another extension to avert a strike by rail workers, the … more
The holiday season is well on us. At my age I've learned some things about holiday eating that I'd like to share with you … no extra charge. Let's start with: 1. If you eat a Christmas cookie fresh … more
The holidays are stressful for many people, so this week I’m sharing my thoughts and some ideas on how to alleviate some of that stress when it comes to gatherings with family and friends. If you … more
The older I get, the faster time goes, or so it seems. Once Thanksgiving leftovers are polished off, it is Christmas. This was not so when I was a kid. I remember counting down the days, beginning in … more
We have entered the season of Advent. Many of us perhaps feel that we have actually entered the Christmas season, but we are not going to get into the secular vs. church seasons. If you have an … more
For most of us, we hope to never need help from emergency responders. But when our darkest moments come, we depend on them to be there for us. And they answer the call. They put their lives on the … more
I love dogs. Many dogs fill my memories: Cubby, Mitzi, Bear, Cloudy and others. My travel in rodeo and radio has taught me to enjoy other people’s dogs. Our neighbors just brought home a puppy. My … more
She tied her small gingham apron in the back, just like Mom, and followed her into the porch. They pulled back the heavy rug that covered the wooden basket and began filling a porcelain bowl with … more
Advent can be a devout and joyful time of preparation for the coming of Jesus, but this is usually not at the top of everyone’s mind right after Thanksgiving. I’m guessing, but most of us have … more
It was an exciting weekend for my husband Josh and me. It took several days of hunting, but Sunday night, I finally took a shot at my first deer. During the past couple weeks, we spent several nights … more
This year, nearly 250,000 patients will be diagnosed with lung cancer, and 130,000 will die from it. In South Dakota, 660 people will be diagnosed, and over 400 will die from the disease. Lung cancer … more
The Iroquois Elementary Student Council made a "Thankful Tree.” All elementary students and staff were given a leaf to write what they are thankful for and place it on the tree. Pictured are … more
Whether you’re lacing up for a state tournament, bundling up for a late-season high school football game, or setting up for the start of winter, the fall season is a great time of year for sports … more
The wind howled wildly outside the bedroom, wrenching her from her dreams. Suddenly, a plunking sound added to the cacophony. Something soft pummeled the window. A blizzard! On Thanksgiving Day. … more
No gifts to worry about … just enjoying the smells from the kitchen and eating turkey (the white meat), mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce. MMM... I got this memory from an old friend some … more
The holidays can be stressful for many who are hosting big family gatherings, but they shouldn’t be. The holidays are about enjoying time with family. My mom’s side of the family has taken this … more
"But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, and that you esteem them very highly in love … more
We first hear of the Ingalls Family celebrating Thanksgiving in “On the Banks of Plum Creek.” Pa shot a goose which Ma stewed for dinner. The meals were usually skimpy at the Ingalls house, but … more
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