Opinion

Managing stored grain

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Over the last few years many area farms have increased on farm grain storage capacity. Unlike 2019, the fall of 2020 was conducive to moving grain right from the combine directly to the bin. If the warmer temperatures continue this winter, it will be important for producers to continually manage their stored grain. Most crops have a limited storage life. Some basic management practices can help prolong this.

SADD starts in the high school

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Under the direction of school counselor Brittany Reuman a SADD, Students Against Destructive Decisions, group has been established recently. Many exciting events and activities that mirror the group’s purpose are being planned.

Tough times highlight blessings

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It’s been a tough year for pretty much everybody. The global pandemic has changed our lives in ways we could not have imagined last Thanksgiving, and our celebrations may look a little different this year.

Thanksgiving and personal responsibility

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Thanksgiving is around the corner, and across the country families are planning how to celebrate with their loved-ones in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some states across the country are imposing restrictions on Thanksgiving celebrations. Some in the media are even looking ahead and planning to cancel Christmas. In South Dakota, we won’t stop or discourage you from thanking God and spending time together this Thanksgiving.

Finding faith in prayer and everyday life

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When I was a kid, I prayed all the time. I prayed on the school bus. I prayed in the school lunch line. I prayed beneath the shade of the towering maple tree in my front yard. I tried to pray about the things I thought I should -- comfort for people who were in crisis, health for ailing family members, or the big ticket items like world peace and an end to hunger. But I also did my share of praying for more mundane concerns like Christmas presents, good grades, and snow days.

Ducks Unlimited honors Johnson

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Ducks Unlimited presented this picture to Doug and Gloria Johnson in memory of their son Ross Johnson who passed away in May. Ross was an avid supporter of Ducks Unlimited for 19 years. Members of the Presho Fire Department served the banquet Saturday night at the Presho Firehall.

Senior Spotlight

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Walking around the halls of Lyman High School is a kind senior with an infectious laugh. She’s Selena GrassRope who lives in Lower Brule with her parents Theresa and Donovan GrassRope. She has an older brother named Gabe, along with three pets called Katniss, Joxer, and Lola.

Kids wear hats for a cause

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A “Hat Day” was held by the Student Council on Friday the 13th. Students could donate one dollar or more to wear a hat for the day. The elementary, middle school, and high school classes that raised the most money received root beer floats at the end of the day. The event was held to raise money for the Heavenly Hat Foundation which provides new hats to kids with cancer.