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It is springtime in South Dakota and all things seem new! The grass is growing, new crops are being planted, and baby calves are kicking up their heels enjoying the recent sunshine and good weather. … more
There is something I began saying at our worship services a year or so ago that always seems to ruffle a few feathers. “Not everything we do here is for you.” In a world and place where, if we … more
In 1971, it was dubbed “Memorial Day” and set aside as a federal holiday in the United States. It honored those who died while serving in our armed forces. The special day is now observed on the … more
The long-awaited Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and for many, that means three days off. I’m not sure about everyone else, but I’m more than ready for a long weekend of nice … more
Since folks ask me to continue the Good Stuff, let me dare to bring back one of my favorites: baby hugs. a baby’s hug We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high … more
With Memorial Day fast approaching, it’s only fitting to “shed some light” on the origins and traditions of Memorial Day. More than 1 million men and women who lost their lives defending … more
Let’s talk about guns. I still get nervous calling a rifle, shotgun or a pistol a gun as it takes me back 50 years to Army Basic Training. Any time one of us civilians called our M16 rifle a gun, … more
I still remember the first time I was invited to my mother-in-law’s home for dinner when I was dating Bryon. I hadn’t really talked to Sharon or my father-in-law, Al, very much before, and I was … more
DeAnn Kruempel from Logan, Iowa, encouraged me to continue the Good Stuff. Despite my hands not cooperating totally, I'll struggle on as I can. Also, for her 102-year-old friend: here we go. Not sure … more
A spring storm struck eastern South Dakota in the wee hours, leaving newly formed streams and ponds in its wake. “It was a cloudburst,” Dad declared to his two young sons. “This will fill the … more
I like to filter things. Get the junk out. Keep it pure. Water filters, furnace filters ... I ask Jim to replace them regularly. It makes me feel safe. Now, I want to share a small victory with you … more
I hope everyone was able to enjoy Mother’s Day weekend. Although I’m sure the rain put a damper on some plans, we were still able to enjoy the day. I spent the majority of the day with my mom and … more
What were you doing on Oct. 15, 2022? I don't entirely remember, except that I'd made note of the 142nd anniversary of the storm memorialized in Laura Ingalls Wilder's novel “The Long Winter.” … more
Over the next few weeks, I would like to inform the readers of the Kingsbury Journal about The American Legion and bring to their attention who we are and what we stand for as an organization. As … more
Springtime and early summer are when the rhubarb leaves begin to grow and unfold, and all the delicious rhubarb appears. It’s a little funny that we usually serve this vegetable as a fruit but … more
The first successful organ transplant was a kidney transplant in 1954. The donor was the identical twin of the recipient. The new kidney worked for 11 months. This was long before any anti-rejection … more
“Everyone must visit beautiful South Dakota. Pack your bags and rush to the car and start driving. With so many fun and exciting things to see and do, what will you do first?” Those are the words … more
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