• BY JAKE GEIS, DVM Tyndall
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Of all the endocrine conditions that affect household pets, diabetes is one of the diseases we veterinarians diagnose frequently. A slowly progressing disease, diabetes can be quite progressed by the time owners notice the signs their pet has something wrong. The good news is that the diseas…

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VERMILLION — More than 400 students from the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, the University of Sioux Falls and Mount Marty College learned valuable life-saving skills Feb. 23 as part of an annual disaster training program hosted at the University of South Dakota Sa…

  • BY CAREY KINSOLVING AND FRIENDS
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“Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he’s talking about,” wrote Sam Ewing.

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VERMILLION — The men of Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church will hold their annual Pancake Supper on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the church, located at 45918 308th St., Vermillion. Pancakes and sausage will be served for a free-will donation from 5-7 p.m.

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Spring Theology Institute presents the program, “How Can Human and Divine Desire Be Reciprocal?” on Saturday, March 10, at the Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton. The event runs from 9 a.m.-noon.

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SIOUX FALLS — Lately, it seems that you can’t go one day without hearing about the tremendous gains (and losses) of Bitcoin and other popular “virtual currencies.” While high returns make them intriguing as an investment, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) wants you to be a…

  • By Kerry Hacecky Heartland Humane Society
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Worried about the cat walking down the sidewalk?

  • By Ted Kooser U.S. Poet Laureate
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One thing I’ve tried to do with this column is to show off poets who do indeed write about contemporary American life, and who see deep into the ordinary parts of it. Here’s a fine poem by Heid Erdrich, who lives in Minnesota, about doing the laundry. It’s from her book Curator of Ephemera a…

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BROOKINGS — Lenny Wipf, Lakeview Colony, Lake Andes, was named a 2017 South Dakota Master Pork Producer and one of three South Dakota pork producers recognized during the S.D. Master Pork Producer banquet held this January in Sioux Falls.

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BROOKINGS — McCrory Gardens recently released a new interactive learning tool, the McCrory Gardens Explorer App. The mobile and web application was launched at the Third Thursday at the Gardens event on Jan. 18.

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PIERRE — With the release of the fourth quarter business and economic data analysis report, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that South Dakota ended the fourth quarter of 2017 with new business filings reaching the highest number since 2013.

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PIERRE — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) officials say state parks saw high numbers of visitors in 2017. The state park campgrounds hosted more than 342,000 nights of camping last year, up 3.8 percent and continuing an upward trend that has been steadily growing for over a decade.

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Making predictions is never easy, especially for small business owners and managers. Unlike their larger counterparts, the Small Business Administration says small firms rarely have the resources to monitor and take corrective action for every new trend and issue. Even entrepreneurs who’ve e…

  • BY CAREY KINSOLVING AND FRIENDS
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“I think love is being kind, helpful and caring for others,” says Patrick, 7. “I once showed love for my mom when I agreed to go to her favorite restaurant after I tasted their food.”

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Oct. 8, 2017, started out like any other day. Two hours later, everything would change. Tori Hansen woke up that Sunday morning excited to join her Yankton Fury teammates in their quest for a softball championship. Just as she had done the previous four weeks, Tori would make the drive with …

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OMAHA, Neb. — A study at www.us.bbb.org/romancescamstudy, released by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), reveals an estimated 1 million Americans have been victimized in romance fraud scams with losses nearing $1 billion over the last three years. BBB warns those who use dating websites to be…

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Everyone is welcome for the last Sacred Heart School Bingo of the school year on Friday, Feb. 23. at the Sacred Heart Community Center in Yankton.

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Missouri Valley Christian Academy (Yankton) will be hosting a special “Spotlight on Kindergarten” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, for families with a child entering kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year. The school is located at 305 W. 25th St.

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VERMILLION — The men of Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church will hold their annual Pancake Supper on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the church, located at 45918 308th St., Vermillion. Pancakes and sausage will be served for a free will Donation from 5-7 p.m.

  • By Ted Kooser U.S. Poet Laureate
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“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?” has been attributed to a half dozen different writers. It can be helpful in encouraging people to write, but also in describing poetry that arises out of meditation. Greg Kosmicki is a Nebraska poet whose work is deeply thoughtful but also…

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VERMILLION — Soonhee Roh, Ph.D., and Peter Kindle, Ph.D., associate professors at the University of South Dakota’s Department of Social Work, have been appointed to the editorial board of the national Journal of Social Work Research.

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Bernadette Tramp of Bloomfield is celebrating her 100th birthday Feb 15, 2018. The family is requesting a card show. Please send your greetings to: 54859 885 Rd., Bloomfield, NE 68718.

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PIERRE — The South Dakota State Historical Society board of trustees recently approved the property tax moratorium application for the Yankton Post Office. This application was for the eight-year state historic preservation property tax moratorium for restoration and rehabilitation made to h…

  • By Pastor Tracy Headley Faith Alive Church
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1 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found “faithful.” FAITHFULNESS should be a shining quality of God’s people. Here is one of many examples found in the Bible. 3 John 1:2-3 NLT says; 2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, j…