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LYONS, Neb. — For many producers, conservation is an important tool in keeping their farm or ranch resilient for years to come. One way producers can receive support for implementing conservation practices is through programs offered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

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A lot of things have changed in the past three decades at HSC, and Jerry Christjans, who goes by the nickname “Crush,” has been around for a lot of it. He loves HSC so much he’s worked there three different times. His first job at HSC was as a Mental Health Aide in 1989. These days Christjan…

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) in collaboration with the Department of Education (DOE) will be providing assistance with food costs to families who lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19 related school…

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Examples of accelerating scientific progress abound in human history. Mendel’s experiments with plants demonstrated inheritance in the mid-1800s. Over the next 100 years, researchers across the world built upon each other’s discoveries, until Watson, Crick, and Franklin finally identified th…

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WJ Ranch will host Steve Friskup from Muleshoe Texas on Saturday, July 17, at 7 p.m. Friskup is an auctioneer and pastor at Muleshoe Fellowship. Friskup’s Facebook “Coffee with the Colonel” program is broadcast daily on Facebook.

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Redeeming Grace Bible Church is hosting its Wilderness Escape VBS, where attendees will explore what life was like for the ancient Israelites. This is set for Sunday-Wednesday, July 18-21, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the church, located at 708 E. 19th Street (corner of 19th & Burleigh) in Yankto…

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Christ Episcopal Church of Yankton welcomes Father Michael Newago as its new rector. Fr. Newago’s initial service will be held on July 18 at 10 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 517 Douglas Ave. All are welcome to attend. A reception on the church’s lawn will follow the service.

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The 1st Circuit Yankton County Drug & DUI Court is hosting its next graduation ceremony at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the Yankton County Courthouse and Safety Center.

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The Edelman Family Reunion — including all the descendants of Jacob Sr., Jacob Jr., Andrew, George, Peter, Henry, John, Margaret and Johanna Edelman — will be held Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, at Jo Deans restaurant in Yankton.

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My daughter recently brought home a monarch caterpillar. We cared for it in a container making sure it had a supply of fresh milkweed leaves and kept its cage clean. It seemed perfectly content to munch on leaves all day. After a few days, it hung upside-down from the lid of the cage and we …

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“Jesus healed on the Sabbath because God the Father works every day,” says Marissa, 10. “Since Jesus is his son, he works every day, too. Just think what would happen if God just took a day off!”

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Christ Episcopal Church of Yankton welcomes Father Michael Newago as its new rector. Fr. Newago’s initial service will be held on July 18 at 10 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 517 Douglas Ave. All are welcome to attend. A reception on the church’s lawn will follow the service.

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WJ Ranch will host Steve Friskup from Muleshoe Texas on Saturday, July 17, at 7 p.m. Friskup is an auctioneer and pastor at Muleshoe Fellowship. Friskup’s Facebook “Coffee with the Colonel” program is broadcast daily on Facebook.

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When the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, the American colonies still needed to win the Revolutionary War to truly gain their independence from the British Empire. The war continued another seven years until Sept. 3, 1783.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended through July 31, 2021, the moratorium on foreclosures from properties financed by USDA Single-Family Housing Direct and Guaranteed loans. These actions will bring relief to hundreds of thousands of residents in rural America who ha…

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I retired in 2016 as an attorney in Oklahoma City. Since that time, I have spent a lot of time studying and researching the life of my great-grandfather, Dick T. Morgan, including his role in the opening of Oklahoma, and the six terms he served in the U.S. Congress. During this research, I w…

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TABOR — The Tabor Alumni will meet on Wednesday, July 14, at 4 p.m. in the Tabor Community Center to compile the 2021 Reunion Booklet and to complete the registration packets for the Tabor All School Reunion, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 5, in Beseda Hall.

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Every Tuesday morning at 10. It’s on the calendar. Other things have to wait. This is priority. This last Tuesday it was call number 68. It began during the pandemic. It began because everyone was staying home. So these four friends, including my wife, decided to have a conference call every…