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It was Yankton College at its finest last month, Sept. 21, as the Board of Trustees and the Alumni Advisory Board met for their annual fall meetings at the Summit Activities Center in Yankton. YC Board Chair, Dr. Joan (Bunnell ‘57) Neubauer was honored with a Resolution read aloud by Yankton…

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SIOUX FALLS — The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of South Dakota will be hosting the DAV 14th District Fall Conference (states of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota) on Oct. 18-19, at the DAV Headquarters, 1519 W. 51st Street, Sioux Falls. More than 100 injured and ill veter…

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The world of radiology began in 1895 when a European physicist Wilhelm Röntgen noticed fluorescence behind heavy cardboard when a cathode tube was activated nearby. Röntgen used his wife’s hand to demonstrate for the first time how these unknown rays, or X-rays, could penetrate the soft tiss…

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One of poetry’s most important tools is sensory imagery, and the following poem, by Christie Towers of Massachusetts, brings in pleasurable smells, tastes, and sounds to evoke a rich experience starting with what? Just a bowl of water. This poem was a semi-finalist for the 2018 Pablo Neruda …

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VERMILLION — Cremona, Italy, is a destination for musical-instrument lovers — hometown of violin-making giant Antonio Stradivari and the birthplace of classical stringed instruments. It is fitting that the National Music Museum (NMM), of Vermillion — itself home to five Stradivari instrument…

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Victoria Cramer has been found dead in the home of Nelson J. and Alice Bullfinch Cramer in early October of 1891. Alice, a spiritualist, senses more than a natural death. Sure of foul play, Alice is inviting ten of her niece’s enemies to dinner. This is the premise of the mystery to be held …

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PIERRE — The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is awarding four contracts up to $50,000 each for the Pathway Partnership Initiative. The goal is to build high quality youth apprenticeship programs.

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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” — First Amendment to …

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A new Women’s Bible Study will soon begin at Calvary Baptist Church. “Joy in the Morning” meets Wednesday mornings from 9-11 a.m. beginning Wednesday, Oct. 23, with childcare available by reservation. The group will study “The War Room Bible Study.” This five week study includes brief video …

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CROFTON, Neb. — Capturing the hearts and attentions of millions when first heard and prayed, the “Patriotic Rosary for America” will be recited on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the South City Park, Crofton at 11 a.m.

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Honor Fest 2019 presents “Call to Freedom: Navigating a Healthy Path for Victims of Human Trafficking” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery complex.

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First United Methodist Church, located at 207 W. 11th St. (corner of 11th and Cedar) in Yankton, will host its annual soup kitchen on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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Everyone is welcome to the first Sacred Heart School bingo night of the school year. The Halloween bingo night is Friday, Oct. 18, at the Sacred Heart Church Community Center.

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LESTERVILLE — St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Lesterville Soup Kitchen will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lesterville Community Hall.

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Health care costs too much. The U.S. spends twice as much as other wealthy nations and yet we have poorer outcomes. Patients in this country visit physicians less frequently and spend less time in hospitals than residents of other wealthy countries. So, why such high costs? It’s a complex is…

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Wallace Stevens, the great modernist poet, wrote about setting a jar down in a wild place, and how by doing so he organized that space around the jar. Here’s Marilyn Dorf, a Nebraska poet, using a single goose to organize an entire landscape.

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MENNO — Members of Sodak Stamm Germans from Russia Heritage Society are busy planning for their annual Oktoberfest which will be celebrated on Saturday evening, Oct. 19, at the Menno School Auditorium, according to Rev. Dan Flyger, president.

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PIERRE — Gov. Kristi Noem rolled up her sleeves today to try her hand at 3-D printing in Rapid City and completing circuits in Sioux Falls. These are a couple of the potential jobs that high schoolers could participate in next spring during the upcoming South Dakota Week of Work. The governo…

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VERMILLION —The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business celebrated the opening of the new Ellis Finance & Analytics Lab with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. The state-of-the-art new lab, which was made possible by a generous donation from the Ellis famil…

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Mount Marty College will host the grand re-opening of Cimpl Arena and the dedication of Charlie Bender Court on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 4 p.m. in Cimpl Arena. This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Tourism, in partnership with the South Dakota Arts Council, is launching a fall social media campaign called “State of Create.”

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The thing is about growing older is that it sure beats the alternative. And those two options are the only ones available for everything, our pets included. So as our beloved pets move into their golden years, what are some appropriate steps we should take to help them enjoy this part of the…

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The Friends Group of the Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery is hosting “Halloween at the Aquarium” at 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the aquarium, located at 31227 436th Ave. west of Yankton

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It was high school. We were seated alphabetically by last name — Vogel, Wagoner, Westgard, Wheeler. I knew this about Ken, he had great hair. I also knew he was not connected to any church, never had been. And I knew he treated everyone he met with respect and kindness. When he saw another h…

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Melodies, harmonies and rhythms that evoke Cuban salsa, a South African anti-apartheid song, medieval European plainchant, influences of African American and Native American music put to use by a Bohemian composer, a German mass and much more will be presented by voices and instruments durin…

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Join Court Willard #967 Catholic Daughters on Monday, Oct. 7, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Yankton Pizza Ranch. The organization will receive 15% of the total sales during this time.

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St. Benedict Church, 1500 St. Benedict Dr., Yankton, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 10-11, and a half-price sale from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 12.

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With the recent “clustering” of seven parishes in Cedar and Knox Counties, the 2019 Life Chain for this area will stretch from the extreme western boundaries to the eastern border of the grouping at two points on Nebraska Highway 12.

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Marriage is a tradition that exists on every continent and in nearly every country. Having a partner not only means creating a family unit, it means sharing things like a home and other property. Understanding how your future retirement might affect your spouse is important. When you’re plan…

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Throughout the months of July and August, over a dozen artists participated in The Spirit of Healing painting workshops at the Niobrara Tribal Council community building in Niobrara, Neb. The three-hour painting sessions were offered once a week during those two months and were specifically …

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The South Dakota CPA Society recently awarded seven Accounting Excellence Scholarships for $8,500. In addition the Society will be awarding the Harry Olson Scholarship for a grand total of $9,500 for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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What if there was something you could drink that could help you live longer and was free? Would you drink it? What if I offered something else to drink that could shorten your life and would cost you one dollar? Would you want to buy it?