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Fiddlin' Around

An apparent result of global climate change is that our weather seems to go from one extreme to the other. We noticed that with all the rain in October, but hardly any rain (or snow) in November which also ended up to be quite warmer than usual. And...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    November 24, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

How about the Class B girls’ volleyball outcome? It was indeed well represented by the three LRC teams of the eight total. Well represented might be a little bit of a understatement, because Warner won it going 3-0 and the other LRC teams (Faulkton...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    November 17, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

It is indeed that time of the year in high school sports around the state. The football state events were last weekend in Vermillion at the DakotaDome. And has been the case all too often in recent years the teams from the southern part of the state...

 

Fiddlin' Around

I don’t know about you, but I certainly had trouble adjusting to the new time on the first day at work, especially the afternoon. Afternoons are long enough to begin wth and this one was particulary long. I hadn’t looked at the clock that many...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    November 3, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

The long month of October is finally over and that might have been the end of the precipitation at least for a while. How much in everybody’s gauge probably varied somewhat from gauge to gauge. The moisture had started back in September already,...

 

Senate Report

2021 Legislative Summer Study concludes As the 2021 legislative session came to a close, I was appointed Chair of the Marijuana Summer Study. We met many times over the summer and learned a lot about marijuana, both its benefits, as well as its...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    October 27, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

The next round of the high school football playoff is this Thursday, Oct. 28. And that means that Ipswich will be hosting Canistota/Freeman. So good luck to the Tigers. Hopefully the weather will improve. The Lake Region Conference, of which both...

 

FSA News & Views

DEADLINES October 30, 2021 — Final day to file a NAP Notice of Loss November 11, 2021 — Office Closed - Veteran's Day November 15, 2021 — Fall Acreage Reporting Deadline  December 6, 2021 — Deadline to return Election Ballot January 31, 2022...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    October 20, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

It really is that time of year!. Good luck to our area football teams on Thursday in their respective games. Also to our area cross country runners on Saturday in Sioux Falls. These athletes are all running on mostly grass (both in football and...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    October 13, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

Lately, the old expression “When it rains, it pours” has been the case with a good old-fashioned cloudburst or two. The forecasting science has improved so much that the weather experts are confident enough to say the L-word (likely) rain...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    October 6, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

Your calendar displays one of those up-coming Monday federal holidays, whatever you choose to name it. So here is the deal, our office will actually still be open on Monday, but there will be an early deadline on Friday for the materials to be...

 

Count on your local paper

When I was growing up, there were a lot of things I could count on: more than one Rounds brother to a bedroom, a prayer before meals and a local newspaper in the house. I learned early on the local newspaper was not only a source of information, but...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    September 29, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

It is getting to be that time of the year for the fall sports seasons and believe it or not the post-season events are right around the corner. And that can mean less than desirable weather, but who knows about this year's weather, summer has...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    September 22, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

Everybody is Irish on three days and that one of them would obviously be March 17 on your calendars. The other two days? That would have been September 18th and 19th during the annual Northeast South Dakota Celtic Faire held at the Richmond Lake's...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    September 15, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

TWINS WIN! Baseball news? No Homecoming! It’s homecoming week in both schools — Ipswich and Edmunds Central. And both had twins in their royalty candidates. Claire and Emma Beyers, Edmunds Central seniors, and Holly and Kirsten Anderson, Ipswich...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    September 1, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

When it rains it finally pours and worse with some areas of wind and damaging hail. This has been true lately especially in South Dakota where the weather can go from one extreme to the other in a matter of hours. We’ll see if we will be getting...

 

FSA New & Views

Disaster Assistance for 2021 Livestock Forage Losses Producers in Edmunds County are eligible to apply for 2021 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on small grain, native pasture, forage sorghum and improved pasture. LFP provides...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    August 25, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

I guess that the Brown County fairgrounds indeed received some rain during the fair, especially on Sunday. But as the case with thunderstorms they can and do produce some adverse effects and this time it turned out to be really strong wind gusts that...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    August 18, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

It’s fair week and doesn’t it always rain during the Brown County Fair? Let’s indeed hope that is the case to help alleviate our on-going drought. We’ve had some recent southeasterly wind (for a change), and that frequently blows up...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    August 11, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

Guess what? If you listen closely you can hear the sounds of the various high school sports pre-season practices. There's not much louder that a thunderous volleyball spike and cross country running is often accompanied by the sounds of a coaches...

 

From Capitol Hill - Senate Report

2021 Legislative Summer Activities by Bryan Breitling The 2021 summer is going by quickly! This past month, we were able to celebrate a wonderful wedding of our oldest son, Mason and his new wife Emily! The legislative calendar continues as well,...

 

FSA New & Views

DEADLINES July 30 is the Soil Health & Incentive Protection Program (SHIPP) sign-up deadline. August 2 is the last day to submit nominations for the 2021 County Committee Election. August 2 is the first day to Hay CRP acres after getting written...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    July 28, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

Can't believe it, but August is right around the corner. And you all know what that means, there are back-to-school related sales and promotions everywhere you look. Then the long Labor Day weekend in September that might give families a brief...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    July 21, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

We noticed that the moon had sort of a reddish tinge Monday evening and it wasn't even quite full yet. There are of course a number of reason why this would be true, including dust/ smoke in the air or several different pollens as well, like ragweed...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    July 14, 2021

Fiddlin' Around

The NBA is real basketball (they even allow zone defenses nowadays). And the NBA finals are an especially real treat this year, because there were no LeBrons or even a Steph. What more could you say about the two teams that outlasted all the also...

 

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