Opinion

Peace on earth

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Peace on earth is a gift that generation after generation loves to pass on to their children and grandchildren. South Dakota has a proud history of military heroes, and as we approach the holiday season, let us not forget the service to this country that has spanned for generations. Let us not forget the families of current and past soldiers, as they also endured a great deal while loved ones were deployed.

Embracing the changes of life

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Ten years ago this week, I left Minneapolis and rolled into a tiny town on the prairie. It was meant to be a temporary adventure, but when I crossed the Missouri River, and the landscape abruptly shifted to moonscape, I started to cry. I didn’t know where I was going, but I knew what I was leaving behind, I was leaving behind forever.

Throwback Thursday

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Do you know anyone in this picture, or what year this was taken? See next week’s issue for the names. send or email old photos to news@lcherald.com or PO Box 518 Presho, SD 57568.

Community Clipboard

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Wednesday, Dec. 30 • HS BB DBHD Timber Lake @ H, Girls Varsity, 1 pm; Boys Varsity, 2:30 pm Saturday, Jan.

More years to come

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Merry Christmas from the publisher of the Lyman County Herald. I’m happy to announce that the 116-year old Lyman County Herald newspaper will continue to be published into the new year. It is our gift to loyal subscribers and advertisers.

Letter to the Editor

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In remembering Gordie Fosness; I was in seventh grade at Allen grade school, Lyman county. The highlight was going to Presho for piano lessons with brother Travis and sister Kathy.

Have yourself a Merry “Little” Christmas

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Each family celebrates holidays differently. This year, I think it’s safe to say we all share a similar different. Each of us has had to evaluate what our holiday gatherings will look like as we battle this deadly pandemic. Some have concluded that a Merry “Little” Christmas is what works best for their family. While that might be discouraging, just remember that the first Christmas was pretty simple, too.

Celebrate the lights of Christmas

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Two years ago, on New Year’s Day, I went out walking to the small pasture where our horses run wild during the winter months. The day was cool but not cold, snowy but not so snowy that I couldn’t hike comfortably across the fields, breathing in the crisp, fresh air. It was the middle of the afternoon, and the sun hung low in the sky. There was a ceiling of pearly gray clouds above me that left only a thin strip of blue for the light to slip through, but the golden beams shimmering below the cover of clouds illuminated the fields and the sparkling crust of snow. In the distance, the horses galloped across the convergence of land and sky and light, their tails lifted high with the delight of their own powerful movement.

SDSU Extension goes virtual for crop clinics in 2021

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There are a lot of programs going virtual this year. Probably also a few getting canceled, so maybe virtual or online is the better option. Rumor has it that many of the programs being held online are seeing record attendance. There are certainly some benefits to attending a conference online. Travel and time investments are much less when a person can attend from their office or living room! Registration cost appears to be much less as well.