Big Business

Thumbs Up for child entrepreneurs being showcased Saturday, Aug. 10, by the Market at the Meridian with a special “Kid-preneurs” Day from 9 a.m. to noon at Second St. and Douglas Avenue in Yankton. During those hours, Kids 18 and under will be hawking their products, which range from hobby and craft items to produce, while learning about money, vending and running your own business.

Storms

THUMBS DOWN to the storms which have taken a toll on the region. Flooding continues to affect Lake Andes, including the closure of a portion of Highway 50/281 east of the Charles Mix County community. However, the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) provided good news that the state will elevate the portion of flooded highway. Unfortunately, this week brought a tornado that devastated parts of Burke followed by a hailstorm that destroyed many crops in northeast Nebraska, particularly Knox County.

Out of State

THUMBS DOWN to naysayers who each year argue out-of-state teams shouldn’t compete in the South Dakota amateur baseball tournament. They claim the field should be limited to Rushmore State teams. Don’t tell that to Crofton, Neb., and Wynot, Neb., which both picked up opening-round wins and look to make some noise and a deep run for the rest of the classic at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.

They Will Come

THUMBS UP to the announcement made Thursday that the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox will play a Major League Baseball game next summer at the Iowa site where the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” was filmed. The game, set for Aug. 13, 2020, will be played in a temporary 8,000-seat stadium constructed at the site, located near Dyersville, Iowa. (Obviously, the dimensions will have to be much larger than the site’s current field, which is basically akin to a softball field with corn serving as the outfield fence.) Honoring this classic, haunting baseball film — which starred Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster and Amy Madigan — is an inventive way for baseball to showcase its timeless spirit. Play ball!

 

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