It is time to put the partisan portion of the pandemic in the past.
It has been an excellent year for Dakota Valley. An article in this week’s paper covers two athletes recognized as best in the state, one the best of his gender. Other DV athletes were also nominated.
Like many of you, my wife Penny and I are conservative when it comes to spending. We’ve lived in our home for more than 50 years, and we don’t drive the newest cars. But, when I learned that by not expanding Medicaid, funds allocated to South Dakota are going to help fund healthcare in other…
The College World Series in Omaha is a special treat for us in the Midwest. Many high school teams travel down for a game. Even those who do not closely follow college baseball get more involved through regionals, super regionals and the series itself including the championship game component.
As an extra feature in the sports section, we have an interview with former Elk Point-Jefferson star Hannah Wilkinson. The softball teams she works with at Wichita took eventual national champion Oklahoma to three games in the regional. She gives a good insight about athletes moving beyond h…
The US Census Bureau wants to change the requirements to be a Metropolitan Statistical Area. The proposal will strip 144 small cities of that status. There are currently 392 MSAs.
The whole nation watched last week as Texas went into a deep freeze. Much of the misery could have been avoided had state officials and energy industry leaders followed recommendations of 2011.
Just think of a project where you needed cooperation from a state government, two Native American nations, ranchers, hunters and conservationists. It would seem daunting, if not impossible.
Amy Williams helped raise the level of women’s basketball when she led the USD women to the WNIT Championship. Dawn Plizawelz built on that, getting the Coyotes to an 11th place ranking in the coaches’ poll last year.
Participation in classics gives Dakota Valley players and teams excellent visibility. Classics have a rich history in South Dakota. Sponsorships vary. Some communities have sports and recreation committees who sponsor. In other places, it could be an organization like Sanford or an education…
Washington, D.C. is supposed to be the center of world democracy. Pictures of fences topped by barbed wire and military personnel and equipment are not the image we or the world wants to see.
My first exposure to Georgia came from a teammate on the track team at the University of Wyoming who was from Georgia. He was a pole vaulter and is now ranked nationally at his age group. On trips he would offer his thoughts on the civil war.
The COVID-19 relief bill did indicate one thing – the two political parties can work together if they are permitted to. Our U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson deserves credit for being part of the group that initiated this action.
Last week I took the time to review the bound copies of the Leader-Courier, the sister paper of the Times. The Leader-Courier is in its 150th year and 26th year of our ownership. My wife, Susan, is editor.
Let’s be real – Washington, D.C., is broken. If it were just you and me out there, we could figure this thing out pretty quickly with a little South Dakota common sense. But unfortunately, that’s not the case. Washington is filled with un-elected lobbyists and bureaucrats who think they run …
Life has changed for all of us. For better mental health, we need to be creative in a safe way. Everyone has ideas, but here are a few that are easy and affordable. They may require some changes on your part.
The nice part of non-conference or out-of-area play is competing with teams from throughout the state. Milbank is known in economic development circles as one of the state’s diversified communities, due in part to local entrepreneurial leadership.