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In a recent letter (Press & Dakotan, Nov. 29), Ms. Cindy Johnson distorted a few “facts” and avoided the inconvenient truth.

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When I first began working in Yankton in the late 1950s, gas was 25 cents a gallon. We used to drive around town, from the Ice House to “main street” (Third Street) up to Ninth and Summit and back.

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As I sat down to write this, a quick check showed that 40% of the electricity being generated in the region from northern Texas through North Dakota was wind power. The following is condensed to meet the paper’s letter policy.

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The Boys & Girls Club of Yankton has been operating out of our present site on Mulberry Street for three years. During that time, the caring staff has been immersing over 200 youth each day in fun programs that encourage academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and leadership.

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A fairly good legislative prediction to make right now is that vaping will likely be an issue cropping up in several state legislatures across the nation in the coming year, as the rise in use of e-cigarettes has taken a dramatic — even deadly — turn in recent months.

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Are you aware of the fact that the Christmas lights on the poles down Third and Fourth streets, plus side streets between Second and Fourth streets, were all donated by Larry Olson of Larry’s Heating and Cooling and that his employees hung them?

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This is in response to the spin of the letter “Is This Good Government?” (Press & Dakotan, Nov. 29):

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Kermit Staggers was a true gentleman with a kind heart and kind disposition. He stood against unfair and unjustified tax increases, fought against corruption and disagreed with others on issues cordially and professionally. It was an honor to serve with him in the South Dakota Senate and be …

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Roy Anderson Post 12 of the American Legion in Yankton would like to congratulate the winners of our Post 12 raffle.

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During the past two years, Horizon has helped over 400 children, ages 0-5, with oral health care by providing a FREE exam, cleaning, and fluoride treatment through their Smiles For Miles program. Did you know cavities are one of the most common childhood diseases? Over 40% of children have c…

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As I type these words in the relative solitude of a sparsely populated newspaper office the day before the holiday itself, I think I can now safely predict that I may well survive another Thanksgiving week.

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Yankton County commissioners are elected officials whose job is to represent all of Yankton County citizens. As elected officials you should look at all sides of a controversial subject.

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With the holiday shopping season technically set to begin — although it’s been basically revving its engine for a little while now — it’s not the worst time, here on Thanksgiving eve, to think back 20 years when our shopping habits changed forever.

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Eight days. That’s how many working days the U.S. House of Representatives has left this year to pass major legislation.

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This is a shout-out of thanks to all the students, parents, teachers and administration folks at Beadle School for their generous donation to the Yankton Area DAV Van Fund. It was most kind of you!

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Jean and I wish a very happy Thanksgiving to all South Dakotans. This season provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the blessings we’ve received this year. Like every year, I continue to be thankful for the love and support of my family, as well as the opportunity South Dakotans have …

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I’ve been responsible for more pollution and health issues than most people. Over 53 years processing several million cattle and hogs, I knew it from day 1 that it was something that shouldn’t have been done.

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As a long-time resident and taxpayer in Yankton County, I asked the County Commission to place an immediate moratorium on the construction of all CAFOs!

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It seems we’ve captured attention not just in South Dakota, but around the country and even the world with our new anti-meth campaign. We needed that. In today’s age, traditional messages don’t cut through the noise. We knew we needed to make a bold statement to make people stop and think … …

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Every life, every work is a legacy. Survivors of the Great Depression left a legacy of extreme frugality. The 80s farm crisis impacted not just our farming practices and lifestyle but also our psyche. Survivors fear loss of the farm, the lifestyle, and loss of identity. We hang on to propert…

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Every aspect of the conspiracy to remove Donald Trump from office is spilling into the public domain despite the fact that the U.S. mainstream media has proven to be an extension of corrupt elements of the trans-Atlantic intelligence community heading the attempted coup.

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CPS (Child Protective Services) and the Sheriff’s office (“to protect and serve”) should take the word “protect” out of their logos.

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In regard to the upcoming opt-out for the Yankton School District, here are some statistics and other information:

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The most divisive president in modern history has his counterpart in South Dakota. Gov. Kristi Noem was elected by the slimmest majority in recent history, so one might think that instead of self-praise, she would work to unite South Dakotans to address the serious problems we face. But rhet…

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During my Veterans Day visit to our family’s cemetery, I reflected on recent interments of fellow veterans I had attended. What struck my memory so vividly were the 21-gun salutes, playing of “Taps,” presentation of our country’s flag to the family, and often the fellowship that followed at …

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For the sake of argument, let’s discuss what could be viewed as a few positives in South Dakota’s new anti-meth campaign, which bears the slogan, “Meth: We’re On It.”

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First off, I think I could be considered a knowledgeable person of the events of Yankton County but have not been present for the recent tumultuous hearings. Though still on the Planning Commission, I have been deployed to Arizona and California for short-term management of a federal contract.

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The Gavin’s Point National Fish Hatchery & Aquarium and the Friends of Gavin’s Point Fish Hatchery would like to thank all of our volunteers for a successful inaugural “Halloween at the Aquarium” event. We would like to thank the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, Mayer Signs, Yankton Ar…

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I am slightly encouraged by South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnborg’s comment in the Nov. 12 Press & Dakotan: “They (veterans) have known and paid the TRUE cost to be an American.” I have been worried that too many Republicans in South Dakota no longer believe this.

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Zoning has a contentious history in Yankton County, beginning before there was even zoning instituted more than a decade ago. It was rejected and derided before it was accepted. Its implementation was a difficult process in itself, but the approach was eventually embraced.

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When I served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, we had a four-year track record of bipartisanship and a reputation for getting things done. I’m proud of what we accomplished, including helping to lay the groundwork for the 5G mobile broadband revol…

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I found the Nov. 12 Press & Dakotan article titled “Former Commissioner Files Complaint” interesting. One could use any number of cliches to address the issue: Is the kettle calling the pot black? A doubled-edge dagger cuts both ways. Should one cast stones in his home if breaking a wind…

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The Sierra Club is an environmental preservation organization, founded in 1892 by John Muir. It has been active in South Dakota for many years, probably most notably in Eastern South Dakota for its opposition to Hyperion Energy’s plans to build an oil refinery in Clay and Union counties in 2…

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During this season of Thanksgiving, we would like to take this opportunity to thank local businesses that donated to our 25th annual Hallelujah Fest.

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Since June 2019, Xcel Energy has asked Public Utility Commissions for rate hikes in several states to fund wind and transmission line projects: Colorado (Rush Creek Wind Project), Texas (Hale Wind Project), New Mexico (Sagamore Wind Project) and Minnesota (Courtenay ND Wind Farm). How many t…

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Word from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks that the state has sold nearly 26,000 fewer hunting licenses this year shouldn’t come as a surprise. (Press & Dakotan, Nov. 9) A five-year study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that the number of hunters in America has plummete…

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Winter showed up here this week, and how long this opening salvo hangs around is uncertain. But it is a FIRST blast of likely a few more to come.