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If you turned on the news this week or scrolled through social media, it is likely that you came across the tragic story of 22-year-old Gabby Petito whose body was found in Wyoming this week. A little less than two weeks ago, Petito’s family filed a missing person’s report when her fiance re…

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If you read the legal notice of the Bon Homme Commission meeting on Aug. 17, 2021, it was reported that Ron and Janet Wagner made a proposal to convert unused rail line in Bon Homme and Charles Mix counties into the core of a regional multipurpose recreational trail. They asked the board to …

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With the Hyundai World Archery Championships in town, Yankton is being exposed to new faces from across the globe. It’s a terrific experience just to be around all these people from other lands.

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A miracle happened on the infrastructure bill — bipartisanship! Mr. Biden had faith and hope that it would come to be — nearly 20 Trump Cult folks crossed the aisle. For years under Pharaoh, Moscow Mitch McConnell, nothing got done.

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You can find out exactly where your T-shirt was made if you check the tag or label. Is it too much to ask for the same level of certainty when it comes to the beef you feed your family? The answer is plain and simple: no.

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Changing South Dakota’s social studies standards has become an increasingly contentious quest, which is why Gov. Kristi Noem made a wise choice Monday to delay making those changes for up to a year to field more public input on the topic.

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Like many others in our city, I received my two COVID shots at our potholed and nearly abandoned mall. Many fine people volunteered and worked hard to make this happen so we could have a healthier place to live. But more of us should have come and should have practiced safer behavior.   

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Cattlemen and women, like me, are dedicated to caring for our animals and the land every day of the year.

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The governor called the Legislature into special session on Monday, September 13, to enact legislation on redistricting. The 2020 census data was released to states on August 12. Usually, this data is available by the end of March, and the redistricting process is completed during the regula…

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I have written about this before and was told they will no longer place name addresses on streets that are on private property.

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Here’s a question that probably needs to be asked at this point: Could Yankton’s Riverboat Days last month be viewed as a COVID-19 super-spreader event?

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Residents of the Yankton School District who are 65 years of age and above may obtain a Golden Lifetime Activity Pass. The pass allows for free admission into all Yankton School District Regular Season Activities.

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Communities throughout the country are divided. Just go onto the internet and one can quickly find videos proving that reality.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown South Dakotans the importance small businesses play in both our local and national economies. In early 2020, as COVID-19 began spreading across the U.S., small businesses and entrepreneurs were forced to quickly flex their business models, pivoting to new mark…

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A heartfelt “thank you” goes out to our greater Yankton community for your support of our fifth annual Bridging Yankton — Step Forward to Prevent Suicide Walk. We extend our deep appreciation to our event partners, sponsors and friends:

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We wish to thank the Tabor Alumni that attended the eighth all school reunion from Tabor High School. This was the 50th anniversary of the class of 1971 which was the last graduating class from Tabor High School when they closed. A wonderful time was had all day long on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021…

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Will our nation be able to survive 40 more months of Biden’s administration? I mean survive with some semblance of the Republic we love still intact — not as a “woke”/Marxist totalitarian country ruled by delusional megalomaniacs.

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Twenty years ago tomorrow was a dark, dark day that Americans can never forget, no matter how much we may wish or pray that we could.

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This is a reply to the negative online commenters on the editorial, “Health-Care Workers and Mental Health” (Press & Dakotan, Sept. 1).

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After having my prostate removed due to prostate cancer, I kept asking if there was a support group where I could talk to other men about the disease. I was always told, “No, men don’t want to talk about this issue.” But I kept asking because I wanted to talk to other men who had this diseas…

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Thanks to strong community partnerships, local students were prepared for a successful school year through United Way of Greater Yankton’s annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Program.

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We must return today to the tragic and frustrating case involving South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, who recently took a plea deal in connection with the motor vehicle death of a pedestrian along a Hyde County highway on the night of Sept. 12, 2020. Last week in this space, we ca…

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Supposedly, 81 million voters voted for Joe Biden. But now no voter is praising his actions? I have noticed in my Travels — no Biden/Harris stickers on cars. POOF vanished! Yet Trump can still draw 30,000 to rally a 5 million watch it on tv. Dead can vote — but they don’t hold rallies for Joe.

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The latest volley in Gov. Kristi Noem’s barrage of self-serving partisan propaganda is her diatribe, “Conservative Principles and Government Restraint.” (Press & Dakotan, Aug. 31) In her fight for national publicity on the tiny turf shared by right-wing rivals in Florida and Texas, Noem …

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River City Domestic Violence Center and River City Family Connections is overjoyed with the support of our recent Walk a Mile in Her Shoes/Family FUN Day event that took place on Aug. 28. The staff and board members of both agencies are astounded with the positive support from the community …

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The paid-for public notice regarding Cheryle Gering that appeared on the back page of the Aug. 21, 2021, edition of the Press and Dakotan, raises some difficult questions. It is hard to argue that Ms. Gering complied with the law as required and is actually a judge in good legal standing.

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It can be said we’re all one significant event away from a mental health crisis. It could be a loved one passing away, losing a job, being involved in an accident, or a variety of other things that cause someone to experience symptoms of depression and thoughts of not wanting to be alive.

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We wanted to thank the City of Yankton and all those who had a hand in creating an amazing experience at The Huether Family Aquatics Center this summer. To open a new pool of this magnitude during unprecedented times doesn’t happen without the hard work of Brittany and her daily staff. The e…

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As area health officials brace for a potential new COVID-19 wave fueled by the Delta variant, they must also keep an eye on the human resources that would be mobilized again to deal with the issue.

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According to CNN, pandemic fears and enhanced unemployment benefits have left the nation facing a serious shortage of qualified school bus drivers.

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Regarding the Ravnsborg incident near Highmore — and court reports that followed — I recall my own two vehicle-deer mishaps during the past 25 years. When one’s eyes are on the road ahead, the driver can easily identify potential collision objects. In the Highmore tragedy, the victim was wal…

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South Dakota’s Catholic bishops’ exemptions provide moral and constitutional protection as more of the developing dangers of the “vaccines” emerge. These are not vaccines but modified gene therapies using mRNA with unknown results over time.

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Based on what we now know, and perhaps on what we’ll never know, South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg should resign.

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I live near Yankton and my drinking water comes from Lewis and Clark Reservoir. It has ever since nitrate runoff destroyed our Nebraska village well.

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It was odd to read the article in Wednesday’s Press & Dakotan about the future of the Summit Activities Center (SAC), which has been serving Yankton for 25 years.

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The 2021 Riverboat Days Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who attended Riverboat Days.  

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The 2021 Riverboat Days theme was “Hometown Heroes.” There were 115 outstanding and highly decorated entries that used that theme to entertain a very large crowd gathered to watch the parade. The weather was perfect and for just over an hour all our Hometown Heroes were thanked for all they do.

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Regarding Jack Billion’s letter to the editor (“Dealing with Vaccinations”) in the Aug. 20 Press & Dakotan: I’m not sure who you think you are to demand mandatory “vaccinations.” Our governor has stated that she leaves health decisions up to the individual in South Dakota.

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The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) official blessing of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID vaccine technically removes one more hurdle for those who have been hesitant to take the coronavirus shot.

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Readers of this column may recall an item published earlier this year which dealt with the “Miraculous Medal of Mary” which “saved” the life of a death row felon who willingly went to the electric chair believing he would, after death, be joining Jesus and his mother, Mary, in heaven.