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PASTOR’S CORNER: Faith lessons on the trail

South Dakota’s Custer State Park is 110 sq. miles of beautiful rolling hills and granite spires. Along with that it has an abundance of wildlife: antelope, prairie dogs, “begging burros” (left behind almost 100 years ago after burro rides into the hills stopped), mountain lion, elk, ...

Heart of America Library News

While going through the numerous emails I receive about new books being published, I came across a new one by Jane Kirkpatrick titled “Something Worth Doing” about Abigail Dunaway, a woman who due to circumstances beyond her control ends up being the primary breadwinner in their family. She ...

A Worthwhile Pick

In the pantheon of North Dakota’s little luxuries, fall brings the best that the state has to offer. The first gem to appear is the harvest moon which is round and sports a vibrant hue of orange and shines brightly on the horizon. Next comes the fall’s high blue heaven often scattered with ...

Famous US Military War Horses

In July of 2018, I published a column titled “Horses in Warfare.” For some reason, I received more favorable comments on this article than most I have written. As a follow-up to this, today I would like to share with you a short list of some of the most famous U.S. military war horses. In ...

Heart of America Library News

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. If you don’t have a card, stop by or give us a call. The Heart of America Library has public computers, magazines and newspapers, audio books, DVDs, and, of course, books. Checking our records today, we have 32,728 items cataloged in our library. That ...

Heart of America Library News 9-5

By VICKI HOFFART Director, Heart of America Library The first session of Story Hour will be held on Friday, Sept. 11. If you are interested, give us a call at the library. Pre-registration is necessary to allow for adequate planning. The Book Discussion Group will meet next on Tuesday, ...

Prairie Fare: Have You Avoided the ‘Pandemic 15’?

“Julie, you need some cookies.” I could almost hear the basket of “welcome back to campus” treats beckoning me by name. It was on the reception desk near my office. I could not ignore the temptation. I nabbed a small pack of cookies. The basket had a variety of snack crackers, ...

Let’s Cook: A notable fall partner

What kitchen fare champions your interest in autumn? As soon as the first cool air of fall rests on our doorstep, we think of deep-dish pies. Their flaky crusts embracing savory meats and a chorus of fresh garden vegetables brings forth a classically alluring meal. Almost everything tastes ...

Last minute tax filing advice

The first week of April sparks panic in some people as the deadline to file federal and North Dakota income tax statements follows soon after.However, late filers still have time to get things in order, according to a local tax professional.Nick Brossart of H & R Block said of late ...

Anderson named Relay honorary survivor

On the morning of April 10, 2017, Hallie Anderson found a lump.After feeling around, Anderson found another lump that was the size of her pinky tip. She went to work and later mentioned it to her mother."She said, 'Make an appointment now,'" Anderson said. "At that point, my blood pressure went ...