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I have always loved the smell of freshly baked bread. There is just something about walking into a house filled with that smell that immediately makes you feel at home. Even if it’s just an air … more
When the De Smet News and Lake Preston Times merged to become the Kingsbury Journal, one particular thing happened, new readership. Since that is now the case, I’d like to take a few paragraphs … more
My son is a cub scout, and I am den leader. Recently we met outside and practiced putting up tents and learned how to build a fire. With efforts to stay distanced, every scout made his own … more
It has been a tough year for the rule of law and law enforcement in certain parts of our country. Violent crime has surged in big cities nationwide, and some politicians have gutted officers’ … more
A group of boys reward themselves with Halloween candy after downtown trick-or-treating in De Smet on Friday. Pictured are Sam Crowe, left, Ayden Behm, Cutler Davis, Vincent Larson, Rogan Albrecht, … more
Indeed, there is a lot we can worry about in the world today. It can be so easy to let those problems invade our thoughts as we try to get some sleep. Ideally, our bedrooms are sanctuaries of peace … more
Halloween is a big deal for many Americans. Consumers spend billions of dollars on decorations, costumes and candy. Today, pumpkin patches and haunted houses offer treats and entertainment for all … more
I hope we have now realized that God wants all to be saved and come to heaven, but God realized that man needed a free will to decide if we would accept His offer of salvation or not. God did not … more
I’m used to getting a dusting of snow around Halloween, but these cold temperatures and all of this snow seem a bit excessive to me. It’s 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 26, and although it’s 23 … more
When Thomas Jefferson laid out America’s founding ideal in the Declaration of Independence, he made clear that government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed. Put … more
R.J. Cleveland, 13, uses his dirt bike Sunday to pull his sister Lily, 8, through the fresh snow. Their dog Maverick gets in on the action as well. more
As a primary care physician, I commonly encounter patients who smoke cigarettes. Most people, including those who smoke, are aware of the long term health risks posed by smoking. Of course, as a … more
One of South Dakota Corn’s major industry partners is the U.S. Grains Council, an organization that consists of corn, sorghum and barley producers as well as agribusiness organizations. The … more
If I ever had to choose one food to eat for the rest of my life, I think I would choose pizza. I swear I could eat it every day, and it would never get old. Every time I go visit my parents in … more
“You watch for the big hand to be on the twelve and the little hand to be on the four.” My sister Dorothy remembers Dad explaining how she would know when to bring lunch out to the field. … more
Last week we got to know Nicodemus a little better. He was a ruler of the Jews who sought Jesus in order to find the answer to the question, “Who gets into heaven?” Now as we come to John … more
I always knew that South Dakota could be an example to the nation; I never expected that such an example would be set in the midst of a global pandemic. But the work that South Dakota did … more
It looks like the temperatures are finally done bouncing around and are going to be dropping down to the fall-like temperatures we knew would be coming sooner or later. Although I’m not looking … more
Last week we met Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. The title “ruler of the Jews” was a title of religious authority. The Romans were the governmental rulers at that time, so the Pharisees … more
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