Heartaches

So, I’ve had a New Year’s resolution sort of forced upon me this January.  It turns out that my being officially classified as morbidly obese may not be the only reason for my lack of energy and shortness of breath at the slightest exertion. At the urging…nay, insistence, of my family, I finally went to the doctor before Christmas. I’d been ...
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Holiday Highs And Lows

1959 was perhaps the most interesting year of my life. I was 13 and it was a year of discovery..if you know what I mean. It got off to a rough start when less than two weeks after my birthday, we heard on the radio that Buddy Holly had been killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. Buddy Holly, along with ...
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Happy 95th WNAX

Happy anniversary to WNAX radio in Yankton, "Your Big Friend in the Midwest." It's been 95 years since WNAX signed on the air making it not only South Dakota's first..but one of the very earliest and most powerful broadcast radio stations in the world.  It really put our little state on the map with a signal that, back in the uncrowded ...
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Autumn Aromas

Well, it’s going to be interesting again over the next couple weeks trying to figure out which day our humongous backyard maple tree will decide to let its leaves turn from green to yellow and then drop them all at once like a clumsy waiter. It happens just that quickly as if our maple is showing off to the hundreds ...
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Scared Spitless

Well, it’s that time of year again when, for some mysterious  reason, we feel the need to dress up in frightening costumes like monsters, ghosts and witches or Donald Trump…then go around trying to scare the crap out of people. We decorate our homes to look like cemeteries..we take down old glory and run up a skull and crossbones flag ...
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Garth And Kelsey

      Kelsey Hoffman is probably the biggest fan of Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood you’ll ever find yet even though she’s a Sioux Falls area girl, she won’t be seated in the audience at any of their 9 shows at the Sanford Premier center this week and next. No, she plans to actually be back stage helping the concert crews with anything ...
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A Powerball Dream

    Bought your Powerball ticket yet? Don't bother. That baby is mine..all 350 million dollars of it which is about what my check will be after getting my winnings in a lump sum. If I was younger I'd patiently wait for the whole half billion..but I"m not so.... I've been dreaming about this for years and will not be denied. When I have ...
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Two Heads Are Not Always Better Than One

"Hey Lund. I got a story for you that's right up your alley," said Keloland news director, Bill Avery, on a cold grey April morning  in 1976. "I got a call from a rancher near Winner who has a cow that just gave  birth to a two-headed calf," he said. "But if you want to get it on film, the guy ...
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Back In My Hay Day

That noise you hear coming from the Keloland countryside these days is the sound of corn, soybeans and alfalfa growing. I'm told that on these stifling humid days,  you can actually go out and see and hear it happening.    But, I have enough trouble trying to explain to others how I enjoy spending my time; keeping one eye on ...
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Cicadas, Start Your Engines!

As Linda and I sat out on our new back deck July 4th, it was hot but not intolerable thanks to a couple of ice cold adult beverages.  It was quiet and peaceful because our neighbors, who often opt to mow when we're sitting outside, must have been off celebrating Independence day by a lake somewhere. Anyway it was downright ...
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