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The Farm to Fork Benefit Auction for the Market at the Meridian was a success thanks to so many people! Willa B’s Chef Rikka crafted products from the market into the most wonderful and filling hors d’oeurves. Ben Hanten from Ben’s Brewing Co. tapped a keg of the White Wall Sessions Ale, whi…

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This letter is in response to Rev. Dan Brandt’s letter “Celebrate Diversity.” (Press & Dakotan, Nov. 1)

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For the 2020 hunting season, the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Agency has authorized the killing of 60 mountain lions (or 40 female mountain lions, whichever harvest limit comes first). This is an unacceptable decision, especially now when Americans are outwardly voicing their oppositio…

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Once again we have heard from Bon Homme County’s hypocrite-in-chief, the Rev. Dan Brandt. “Oh, I love everyone,” to quote the good reverend. (Press & Dakotan, Nov. 1) As long as your name isn’t Thune or Noem or Trump or Rounds or you don’t have a big ‘R’ behind your name on the voting re…

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All of us at Martinus Lutheran Church would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all who came out and supported our annual Fall Feast meal, raffle and cake walk on Nov. 3.

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It was 101 years ago, at 1100-hour Nov. 11. 1918, the guns fell silent after World War I: Armistice. Armistice Day officially became Veterans Day in 1954.

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The vote to continue impeachment inquiry went as expected down party lines with two (2) defectors from Democrat trenches. I was a little concerned that four Congress people — 3 Republican and 1 Democrat — could not muster the moral courage to cast their vote. Perhaps those four have their pa…

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This is written in response to the letter entitled “Wind Could Be A Winner.” (Press & Dakotan, Oct. 25)

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The City of Yankton accepting a lower-than-anticipated bid for the Aquatics Center is really good news! It is also really good news that the “city officials don’t seem bound and determined to invest the leftover funds back into the project or bring back any items that were removed from the p…

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I thoroughly enjoyed Jim Van Osdel’s column about Charlie Donovan. (Press & Dakotan, Oct. 24) I grew up on the bluff road and knew the Donovans well. The article brought back good memories of those uncomplicated days 80 years ago.

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I love diversity — a creation word. “Red and yellow, black and white (and brown) they are precious in His sight.” God’s children.

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On March 5, 2019, Scott Creech, construction manager for sPower, met with commissioners about the building permits for the wind park north of Avon. The fee is $1 per thousand. Scott estimated it would cost $190,000. Out of disrespect to all of the people who have paid the $1 per $1,000 fee, …

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On Oct. 24, 2019, we held our annual event to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “The Right Talent, Right Now.” We were very excited to showcase some of the talented workers and businesses who employ them right here in Yankton! We appreciate the ex…

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Rep. Dusty Johnson writes in his Washington Report, (“Transparency Matters,” Press & Dakotan, Oct 21): “The impeachment process unfolding in the House over the last several weeks should cause pause for all members of Congress and the American people.” After reading the recent Associated …

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I recently watched an interview with Sam Donaldson and was outraged by his explanation of Donald Trump’s election in 2016. According to him, the voters are good people but they just don’t have the understanding of the facts. What an arrogant proclamation! A perfect example of the “elitist me…

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I’m glad Mr. Van Gerpen has begun a discussion of wind energy. (Press & Dakotan, Oct. 10) I gather he opposes it, though I’m not sure I understand exactly why.

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On the Mission Hill Township question — Abolish or Not to Abolish: They should have a meeting to discuss the Pros and Cons of such an action.

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In the wake of the GEAR UP tragedy, no one has ever come forward with an honest, accurate number of deserving Native American kids who actually went to college. This is despite our state government blowing through about $60 million of our state and federal tax dollars.

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There is a movement underfoot to disband Mission Hill North Township. Why? The reasons given are vague and frankly disputable.

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How ironic. This is a quote of July 26, 1920, from a journalist and cultural critic for the Baltimore Evening Sun. Does it apply today?

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These are perilous times for our republic. In remarks to the S.F. Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 8, Sen. Rounds began by saying the House should simply pass bills and not do the impeachment inquiry. Actually, the House has passed nearly 400 important bills this year. Very few of them were taken…

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Oct. 22 is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Stuttering is the only disability people still laugh at but we’re working to change that! Just over 70 million people around the world stutter, including more than three million Americans. Most people know someone who stutters, but few under…

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South Dakota’s big-vision leaders created a very profitable perfect solution to end our 100% oil addiction — a perfect solution other states can also use as a guide to end their addictions to oil and soon US addiction to oil.

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Principals are among the hardest working, yet often least recognized individuals in education. Principals set the academic tone for their schools, and it is their vision, dedication, and determination that provide the mobilizing force for achieving student success. Each October, NASSP, NAESP…

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Remember the three monkeys? The first covers his eyes, the second covers his ears, the third his mouth. See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak no evil.

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Headed to bed shortly with the Coyotes football team winning big over Indiana State and Roy coming with KFC food. The night is clear for now with a forecast of snow in the near future. Goodnight everybody and pleasant dreams. Cheers to all.

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As a state legislator, I had a sincere respect for the committee process. Every issue that we would address would have two committee hearings, meetings were open to the public and we would hear both sides of the issue. You could be sure the truth was told or the credibility of the person wou…

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This is an open letter to South Dakota’s federal delegation, all of whom are Republicans: Shame on you! Why haven’t you stood up to defend your country and your president (and party leader), Donald Trump? For one month shy of three years, Trump personally has suffered a flood of still-contin…

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Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. While at Mount Marty College, a Sister reminded us, in a lecture, that it is a great characteristic to develop.

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Now that you, based on “media reports” (not everyone trusts all the media reports) have called for the inquiry into President Trump’s conversation last July with the Ukrainian president (Press & Dakotan, Sept. 25), will you also call for an investigation into former Vice President Joe Bi…

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“l am writing you a long letter because l do not have time to write a short one.” — Mark Twain

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The conditions in puppy mills are brutal and terrifying for dogs. The dogs become so depressed by the mind-numbing boredom of being locked in a small cage day after week after month after year that they lose their minds.

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A letter recently asked when all the “horse crap” would stop about Donald Trump. (Press & Dakotan, Sept. 16) In truth, it won’t stop until he’s out of office because the majority of Americans didn’t vote for him and find his behavior and governance shockingly bad. Thank God we can still …

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The 22nd annual Chan Gurney Municipal Airport breakfast was held on Sept. 15 at Crop Dusters’ hangar and attended by 592 people. 18 aircraft flew in for the event (four from South Dakota, 14 from Nebraska). Dense fog in the Brookings-Madison-Sioux Falls-Tea area and in western Iowa prevented…

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Among the many calumnies hurled against the National Rifle Association in recent days and weeks one of the most ridiculous and totally false accusations is that: “The NRA sells numerous guns.” The NRA is not now and never has been in the business of selling firearms. To the contrary, the NRA…

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Your editorial of Sept 10 (“Shedding Some Light On Light Bulbs,” Press & Dakotan) appeared in the Peninsula Clarion’s Sept. 11 edition. Thank you.

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There is something very special about attending a concert at the WJ Ranch in Cedar County near Fordyce. We recently attended the Michael Martin Murphey concert with some friends who drove up from Omaha. I’ve been a big fan of Michael since my college days.

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I’ve been reading articles about the Senate pushing legislation that would address the practice of “surprise billing” upon their return from August recess. While I agree that this is an issue that needs to be fixed, I fear that the rush to get something done will cut off access to critical h…

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I had breakfast with Dr. Kindle, who is superintendent of Yankton’s public schools. He, in my opinion, along with Kelly Hertz and Bruce Cull, represents the kind of creative thinking that Yankton needs to get ahead.

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Recently President Trump looked to the sky and proclaimed he must be the “chosen one” when talking about tariffs. He said this is a battle that was long overdue and he wondered why past Presidents never took to trying to make America number one in the world, or as he would say “Great Again.”

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This is in response to the letter “Are You Serious?” (Press & Dakotan, Sept. 5):

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Is mankind responsible for changes in Earth’s climate? Are you aware that the world’s bankers are shifting gears to channel investments into de-carbonization which they say will moderate, or reverse, the bad effects of industrial civilization?

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To all the thinkers, planners and doers that put together the recent Yankton air show:

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Shootings and funerals occur by the thousands in our country. The president is coached about them and guns and receives millions from the NRA. The NRA sells numerous guns so the president supports guns by default. The NRA even comes to the U.S. Capitol to advise the president regarding firearms.

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After receiving notification from the city of Yankton that our water is undrinkable and is to be boiled before consumption, I have been purchasing water pitchers, water filters, bottled water and jugs of water to use for even my coffee pot. And most recently I am installing a water filtratio…

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While eating at Arby’s drive-through Sunday afternoon, I witnessed a spectacular air show emanating from the Yankton airport: airplanes doing loops and rolls while in a simulated dog-fight with American Spitfires. German 109’ aircraft strafing American ground troops. Sounds like gunfire popp…

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To all that missed the Yankton Air Show, I really feel sorry for you. It was a fantastic event with amazing acts and stunts. It was a very enjoyable day and it was too bad it was rained out on Saturday.