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It’s Halloween weekend and there is a seasonal chill in the air. There’s also a chill affecting American confidence in our economy. With an unfocused White House in charge, gas prices … more
“Make sure she gets on the bike again,” Dad instructed Dorothy after my heel was bandaged. We all knew what he meant; I needed to ride again to overcome the fear of getting hurt. In … more
Every year, Dad planted a vegetable garden. He enjoyed working in his garden, watching it grow, sharing the harvest and knowing he was providing for his family. In 1962, he did not plant a garden. … more
I can’t believe it’s already November! Halloween is over, the temperatures are dropping and people are starting to think of Thanksgiving and Christmas, which will be just around the … more
A woman had been feeling short of breath for several weeks. Physical activities which had previously been easy for her, were becoming a chore. In fact, simply laying down resulted in difficulty … more
I don’t remember a time when we did not have a television in our home as I grew up. The black and white Zenith sat next to the roll-top desk in the living room and often provided night-time … more
My husband, Josh, and I were able to celebrate our five-year anniversary this weekend by getting out of town. We’ve both been so busy with work that it was nice to just get away together. And with … more
When we think of Henry VIII, most of us envision an oversized man with multiple wives, a bitter personality and a propensity for beheading his enemies. A lesser-known fact is that he suffered with … more
For many Christians, this coming Sunday will commemorate and observe an influential theological moment in the life of the Christian Church on Earth. Do you know what many Christians honor on Oct. 31 … more
Reprinted from the October edition of the Prairie Tracks. Dear High School Athletes, If you are able to play a sport in high school, you are blessed. Class “AA,” Class “A” or Class “B,” … more
I’ve spent a lot of time lately talking about South Dakota being ranked one of the hardest working states in the nation. And we continue to be the number one state for economic recovery — … more
For those of you who used my recipe last week to get your Amish friendship bread starter going, this week I’m sharing the basic recipe for the bread along with some other alternative recipes. There … more
In medicine, we routinely ask people about their family health history. Knowing that your mother had diabetes, or that your grandfather battled alcoholism, helps us be alert for health conditions to … more
As a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), one of the largest Christian denominations in the U.S. with over 3,300,000 members and 9,000 plus congregations, our church is … more
“If cats don’t go to heaven, then I don’t want to go either!” I boldly announced to the young pastor at my first-year confirmation class. Two summers ago, I related this statement from my … more
County road concernsI went to the County Commissioners to express concerns with county road conditions, not to be combative. I was hoping to get answers to things I didn’t understand. “Why … more
Cannabis as I see it The people of South Dakota have spoken. On Nov. 3, 2020, the voters passed Measure 26 with 70% of the votes in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical use. The SD Department of … more
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