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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bishop Donald DeGrood of the Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese and Bishop Peter Muhich of the Rapid City Catholic Diocese recently released a statement allowing Catholics to claim a religious exemption if a Covid vaccine is required of them. This decision, along with the Bishop DeGrood’s and some…

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East River Electric co-op is a not-for-profit cooperative owned by all electric co-op members in our service territory. I am a member-owner of Bon Homme-Yankton Electric and B-Y is one of the owners of East River. I have a stake and equity in East River Electric, as does every other electric…

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I watched the hearing on July 27 pertaining to the Jan. 6 insurrection and was appalled that most of the Republican Congress failed to watch the proceedings.

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It’s time that mandatory vaccine requirements be issued for all possible segments of the work force in South Dakota.

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There are no such things as “nest predators.” Most predators eat more rodents than anything. So, farmers that allow trapping predators need to be prepared for more mice and rats invading their barns and grain facilities.

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Yankton provides fond memories for many of us and as such, the YHS Class is returning once again to see the changes and improvements of the BEST TOWN in South Dakota.

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Aug. 7, 1957, the day I was diagnosed with Polio, a day that changed my life forever, there is no doubt, none, that had I been vaccinated by the Salk polio vaccine, I would not have contracted polio.

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I’m writing in response to a news article (Press & Dakotan, Aug. 6) that talked about the vast and destructive drought that has grasped our part of the country.

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The Nest Predator Bounty Program is inhumane, wasteful and not based on science. When South Dakota Game Fish & Parks accepted public input last spring, less than 7% of the over 400 written submissions were in favor of the program. Why are so many South Dakotans are opposed?

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In support of Bonnie Whatling’s “Peaceful and Patriotic” letter (Press & Dakotan, July 23). It’s amazing that the Democrats line up and happily take their daily dose diaper material feed to them. The Avon preacher man represents socialism at its best. Always using others’ money.

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I saw in a recent Press & Dakotan story that Gov. Noem was in McAllen, Texas, visiting South Dakota Guard members and discussing policy debate on the border. Then I read the story citing her trips for political opportunities. I read the headline; reading further was a waste of my time.

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The committee of the 14th annual Eagle Eye Ride in memory of Mary Carda Simek that was held June 26, 2021, would like to thank all those attending in making the Ride a successful year again.

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As Yankton County and Yankton City commissioners debate final rules for medical cannabis, several things should be in the forefront. Yankton County as a whole voted 70% in favor with Yankton City voting 74% in favor, and each commission can readily block the will of the voters with zoning, r…

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We enjoyed another successful summer at Safety City! We worked with a combined total of 114 children this year. We look forward to seeing many of these youngsters again in 2022 for the next step in their Safety City education and we welcome all children between the ages of 3 and 7 who have n…

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Pastor friends of mine around the country email me to find out how SD folks elected such a governor as Kristi Noem. Not my vote, because I have a few issues with her. 1) The dumb and wasteful meth “We’re on it” campaign. 2) Suggesting a fifth face on Mt. Rushmore. 3) The mask-less Mt. Rushmo…

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I was so disappointed in Cecilia Vega’s “Rise and Shine” segment on South Dakota that aired on “Good Morning America” during the space flight on Tuesday July 20.

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Where is South Dakota’s lone representative to the U.S. House of Representatives, Dusty Johnson? More importantly why does he seem like such a “go along to get along” slice of milk toast? At the time of this writing, the House Speaker is looking for members of the GOP to sit on the committee…

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Awesome! And that’s coming from the former director of the Dakota Territorial Museum and one who, early on, was somewhat skeptical of the entire undertaking at HSC.

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I’m currently a staff nurse at a local medical hospital. My background is primarily in mental health. I have a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and have spent from 1986 until a few years ago working with teenagers with emotional and behavioral problems. I started at the hospital part…

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Do your readers know what Rev. Dan Brandt of Avon, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, ABC, NBC, CBS and all other news media have in common with a dirty diaper? All news media except “Fox and Friends.” I listen only to “Fox and Friends” because they investigate the news before they …

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It rankles me to no end when I read how the “US Military Needs a Lot More Recruits,” as described in the July 16, 2021 edition of the Press & Dakotan in an editorial by Bloomberg News. In it, Bloomberg concludes that nothing much has worked satisfactorily  since the draft was ended in 19…

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We very much agree with the recent letters to the editor calling out the obscene flags displayed in our community over the July 4 holiday for what they are — disrespectful, disgusting, and not at all representative of the of the vast majority of people of Yankton.

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I wish to thank the kind person who paid for my meal on Friday, July 9, 2021. So kind! I also want to thank the generous people in the past who have either stopped to talk, tell a joke, kind words or paid for my meal to make my day. What a joy to live in Yankton!

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One thing is for sure — nobody likes the new zoning ordinance being proposed by (Yankton County) Commission Chair Cheri Loest. Some farmers I have spoken to say the new rules are much too complex and impossible to understand. Yankton County residents don’t like the idea of being completely t…

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The immigration debate in our country can often be polarized. And certain state leaders have really turned up the heat lately. When politicians’ rhetoric becomes heated, it’s important that we take the time to think for ourselves. So I did my own research on South Dakota’s immigrant population.

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Our South Dakota National Guard has served the nation in military conflicts in support of the United States since the Civil War. It has also served the state in numerous flood, tornado and other natural disaster recoveries over the last 150 years. National Guard personnel understand that the…

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Thank you for publishing “Attacking Educators” by USD Professor Tim Schorn in the Tuesday, July 6, 2021, edition of the Press and Dakotan. It is rare these days to see a bigot and a bully so thoroughly discredit himself in print.