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There has been a great deal of public discussion about the proposed social studies content standards that received their first public hearing before the South Dakota Board of Education Standards on … more
South Dakotans don’t ask much from their government. They just want the freedom to live their lives and for the government to guarantee a level playing field with common sense rules for everyone to … more
Delmer says we will never run out of memories. It is true that one memory leads to another, which leads to a story. The most rewarding part of writing is hearing people’s reactions. “That reminds … more
It is truly an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to share my thoughts regarding faith and life through this wonderful publication. My name is Jerod Jordan, and I am the minister at Spirit … more
Age is such a relative subject! I don't know for certain, but whoever sent this to me said it was a product of George Carlin’s mind. That could very well be. In any event, I believe you can relate! … more
It sounds like the temperatures are going to be taking a dive this week, so I’ll be busy clearing out the garden and canning. Hopefully, they won’t drop too low for too long, because we still … more
When I first ran for Governor, South Dakota needed new opportunities. For years, our economic growth had not kept up with the nation. Young South Dakotans were too often leaving our state to pursue … more
“Mmmm. Good job, DeAnn!” Delmer mopped up the last of the egg yolk on his plate with a chunk of toast. When the folks were gone, I was designated cook. The menu was nearly always the same: fried … more
On the cleaning cart that I push from room to room where I am blessed to serve as a housekeeper at the Good Samaritan Society, I have these words by Ralph Waldo Emerson prominently displayed. … more
I have been blessed with many friends in my life. From rodeo, radio, travelin', even the Legislature, but cowboy poetry has contributed many friends to that list. I believe it was Yvonne Hollenbeck … more
The temperatures are quickly changing, and although I love fall, I’m hoping the temperatures can hold out and don’t drop too low anytime soon. I have to say that fall is definitely my favorite … more
I love sports. I have enjoyed playing and watching sports for as long as I can remember. As someone who participated in a sport year-round in high school and continued in athletics (golf) in college, … more
2022 is on track to be another fantastic year for economic investment in South Dakota. Since I took office, I have championed our state as the best place in the country to do business. We had all the … more
“Don’t eat all the sugar!” Almanzo’s mother called as the parents rode off, leaving the four Wilder children home alone for a whole week. Almanzo jumped up and announced excitedly that they … more
“On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.” (John 7:37) Jesus is in Jerusalem attending the harvest time Feast … more
This is my birthday week. I'll be 75, so I figured I owed myself a favor for this activity, one of my favorite things ever sent. Now, to be quite honest, it wouldn't be fair to say MOST favorite, … more
It was a slow start, but my garden is definitely hitting its prime now. I have tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers and jalapenos ripening daily, and I finally have enough tomatoes ready to do some … more
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