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 By -deg    Opinion    September 23, 2020 

Fiddlin' Around

Yesterday, Tuesday was officially the first day of autumn, but lately it's been feeling more like summer. However, it is already very hard not to notice that the hours of daylight are gradually being shortened with later sunrises and earlier sunsets...

 

Letters

Dear Readers, I want to make everyone aware that the article in last week’s edition that featured Mormon Missionaries working on the “Holy Cross Cemetery Project” was not approved or authorized by Holy Cross Catholic Church. The website they...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    September 16, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

We lost a sports fan, sportsman and high school classmate when Dave Williams recently passed away. And speaking of high school sports, the IHS girls' volleyball team was 8-0 going into this week. But their schedule certainly didn't get any easier. A...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    September 9, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

The school year is heating up already (unlike the recent weather), especially when it comes to sports schedules. For starters it will be a very, maybe even extremely hectic weekend in Ipswich. The Tigers from Ipswich/EC will be hosting Langford Area...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    September 2, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

September is a busy month for area high school girls' volleyball fans. For starters, there are seven home appearances for the Tiger team during the month and a lengthy home stand at the end of September actually extends into October for two more...

 

Fiddlin' Around

Everything is so seasonally related, especially when we are transitioning to autumn leaves instead of cotton balls from that very same tree. But with climate change apparently in progress, it's beginning to seem like we haven't been experiencing thos...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    August 19, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

Hopefully our area high school fall sports teams have all been experiencing some productive pre-season practice sessions and good luck during your respective seasons. That should all be quite interesting with schools (including their sports teams)...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    August 12, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

Those large hail reports scattered around the state have been almost unbelievable. And I wouldn't want to be anywhere around a softball-sized hail stone, unless I was wearing a sturdy construction helmet and that might not even be strong enough....

 
 By -deg    Opinion    August 5, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

We had a preview of autumn overnight Sunday night, Monday and even into Tuesday a.m. Now if it could just stay that way. But it probably won’t! The forecasters are indeed predicting a return to summertime heat by this weekend. Anyway this is our...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    July 29, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

So far our summer moisture patterns have been on the spotty side but maybe that's good. We don't really need or want those monsoons that have been plaguing North Dakota and northern South Dakota as of late.  They can instantly create water over the...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    July 22, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

Where is the summer going? And obviously spring disappeared just before that. But at least July and August are both 31-day months which is good. Many people are no doubt so busy with summer work that they could use that 31st day of the month and...

 
 By Doug Burrer    Opinion    July 22, 2020

Random Thoughts

ora et labora… A Daily Routine Who can honestly say that the daily rhythm of their life has not been upset to some degree by the introduction of the COVID-19 virus into American society? While millions around the world have become infected, we are...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    July 8, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

The long holiday weekend proved to be a stormy one and the individual storms seemed to run together on into Sunday night. (And those July 5 storms were apparently even more intense both to the south and north of us in Faulk County and McPherson Count...

 
 By Kelly Schaible    Opinion    July 8, 2020

FSA News & Views

Important Dates July 15 — Deadline to submit 2020 Crop Acreage Report    July 15 — Deadline to submit ARC-Individual Farm Yields July 15 — Deadline to submit 2019 NAP production August 1 — Deadline to submit COC nominations August 21 — De...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

Do people use the term Happy Fourth of July? Well, if they don't, I will. Happy Fourth of July! And you can say Happy Birthday to our country at the very least. That's especially true this year in spite of the pandemic Several things are still going...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    June 24, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

Yes, it's now officially summer and before long, we will be talking about fall. The weather has already been going from one extreme to the other and I guess that's how you get your averages and climate change. People are starting to sort of resume...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    June 17, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

People are starting to be out and about much more so than earlier this spring. And that's a good sign. But it still doesn't hurt to wear a mask and/or position yourself at least six feet from any people in lines. Believe it or not, the longest day...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    June 10, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

Our weather certainly suggests that there could be climate change at work, because the daily weather conditions seem to be going from one extreme to the other lately. Take this past weekend and even into Tuesday for example. One day we're...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    June 3, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

We’ve often been amused by made-up days that recognize or celebrate various causes. This time it’s 605 Day, on you guessed it — June 5 (6-05-2020) It took a while to figure out why. Well - 605 is indeed our Area Code. For whatever that’s wort...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    May 27, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

What happened to Memorial Day? This has got to be the earliest Memorial Day that I can ever remember. (May 31 is not until Sunday!) We might have had a few people ask if there would still be enough time for a Memorial Day related item for the paper....

 
 By -deg    Opinion    May 20, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

This has certainly been a surreal spring, but there are some bright spots from time to time. And literally hats off to the high school seniors around the area and state. But here too there have been unique experiences to remember including in...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    May 13, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

South Dakota turtles have never had it so good. Believe it or not, May 23 has been designated as World Turtle Day! That's according to free lance writer Tom Emery of Carlinville, Ill. But it's probably slow for this exciting announcement to sink in t...

 

Letters

To the Editor: I encourage every farmer and rancher to contact the US Senators and Congressman that represent us in Washington DC. Below are points that I recently made when I emailed our delegation. I am writing to express concern regarding the...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    May 6, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

No April rains. But May is making up for it. It finally rained. It was certainly getting dry in the top soil even though it had been still fairly wet in the subsoil. It’s wet all over in varying amounts, I would suspect. Now if we don’t get any...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    April 29, 2020

Fiddlin' Around

Well, we have received a few rain showers here and there and now and then, but those daily winds dry things back up pretty quickly. I did see our first dandelion, though and no doubt there will be a lot more. Because of social distancing, we've all...

 

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