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If you ever visit South Dakota’s State Capitol, I hope you take the time to visit the veterans’ memorial down by Capitol Lake. While this memorial is dedicated to all veterans who have served, … more
"For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." James 2:10If you go your whole life without killing someone or committing adultery, yet you lie, you are … more
Through my radio/rodeo life, I have learned to keep my eyes/ears peeled for "good stuff" and good people. One special person is Kerry Bishop. She is a wordsmith, having the ability to paint word … more
“Dad, come quick! The sow’s having her pigs!” The screen door slammed shut as Delmer rushed back out to the hog house. Dad reached for his jacket on the hook behind the door. The guys had been … more
I hope everyone had a great Memorial weekend! The weather was nice for a couple days until the storms came through and kept everyone on their toes again. Thankfully, we didn’t have any storm damage … more
During this primary campaign season, the question I have heard most is “What is up with Amendment C?” People are confused. I agree the ads we hear are confusing. For me there are three reasons to … more
Last week, the Ingalls Homestead, celebrated two special birthdays. Alvin Kangas, one of the wagon drivers, and Black Jack, one of the wagon draft horses, share a birthday month. Black Jack and … more
I recently read Courage is Calling, a book that inspired me to display courage in ways that we don’t normally think about it, to not live a life of fear, and to serve as an example of courage … more
A shiny chrome edge surrounded the gray-swirled Formica top. Four tubular legs curved out slightly, then turned down to the floor. Chairs matched, sporting gray vinyl seats and backs and more shiny … more
“I would hurry to find a shelter for myself from the raging wind and tempest.” Psalm 55:8A couple of weeks ago, many of us were hurrying to find shelter against a raging wind! At our place in the … more
I can’t believe May is almost over, and Memorial weekend is right around the corner! I’m not sure if it’s because we’ve been so busy lately or because the weather sure doesn’t feel right to … more
My rodeo year is underway. I started in 1975, almost 50 years ago. My goal in rodeo as in radio/TV play by play, has been to put someone else in the spotlight. In all that time, I have had some … more
Nature has a way of humbling us, of stepping into our lives with previously unthought power and reminding us what truly matters. That's how I felt these past two days while surveying storm damage … more
“The preacher’s coming!” Dad announced to Mom as he placed the old black phone back on its cradle. Mom quickly took in the “lived-in” look of our farmhouse and rushed to remove the pile of … more
Mother Nature dealt us some difficult cards last week. The loss of two individuals in eastern South Dakota is tragic, and the damage to farms, communities, homes and livelihoods is heartbreaking. … more
“Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.” Psalm 25: 4-5 Mid-May is graduation … more
We were lucky to have survived the big storm last week without any damage, but living without electricity for a day was more of a challenge than I would ever have imagined. When the power first went … more
As Christians we pray to be good examples in front of the world. Sometimes, we should be more careful. A man was being tailgated by a stressed-out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light … more
I don’t know how you feel, but in my opinion, parenting is hard! Someone must have forgotten to hand me the instruction manual when my children came home. I have yet to meet a parent who wouldn’t … more
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