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A three-pound baby entered the world in recent days. This precious child was born after his mom spent seven weeks in the hospital on bedrest. At home, Dad and two siblings were working, going to … more
I am proud to be Governor of the best state in America to live, work, and retire as a veteran. That’s important – the state that sets the gold standard for Freedom should also lead the … more
A summer Sunday drive…Mom’s right-hand fingers wrapped around the handle on her wing-vent window. On his side, Dad’s elbow stuck out, darkening his farmer tan. The folks commented on various … more
As we get older, eventually, we slow down. That used to trouble me, but thanks to Tony Bulat, my old Air Force fighter-pilot friend, I have a new philosophy. It’s called Slower, Older, Smarter. The … more
The holidays are fast approaching, and everyone is starting to get ready by planning Thanksgiving get-togethers and pulling out the Christmas decorations. It seems like the stores start putting out … more
The Feast of Christ the King is Nov. 20. Nov. 20 this year is the last Sunday in the Liturgical Year. The new Liturgical Year begins on the first Sunday of Advent, which is the Sunday after … more
Recently, while visiting from out of state, my father had a “health hiccup.” As we navigated getting this problem investigated and addressed, he was very concerned that we keep his primary care … more
If you look across the nation, economic growth has ground to a halt. The price of everyday items – like milk, eggs, and pretty much everything else – has skyrocketed, making it harder for … more
I met Kip Sorlie in Belle Fourche many years ago. He's a wizard in carpentry as well, but I've used a lot of his poems in my radio and newspaper columns through the years. He has since moved to … more
Sacks and bags, no matter whether they were made of burlap, cotton or paper, have always been useful. Obviously, they also influence life in other ways, for our language is filled to the top and … more
Sacks and bags, no matter whether they were made of burlap, cotton or paper, have always been useful. Obviously, they also influence life in other ways, for our language is filled to the top and … more
It’s been another week full of excitement here, but this time for the better. My dad is back home from the hospital, and my daughter Alyssa Eining and her boyfriend Travis Cuperus got engaged. My … more
Continuing our conversation from last week, I would like to share what Catholics believe abou the Eucharist, or as many Christians call it, communion. John 6 is known widely as Jesus’ “Bread of … more
I recently met with several childcare providers in Sioux Falls to discuss challenges their industry faces. One of the biggest challenges to filling the available jobs across our state is the lack of … more
“Oh, it’s just an old sack!” replied a middle aged woman upon receiving a compliment about her dress. The uncommon saying carried me back to my growing-up years and filled my brain with images … more
I'm not really a football fan. I just love to sit with others and cheer on the game once in a while. However, teasing other fans who have favorite teams? Ah, that's a sport unto itself. So, did … more
Measure 27 will appear before voters on the November 8, 2022, election ballot. This measure will legalize the possession, use and distribution of marijuana for recreational purposes.    In Measure … more
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