Black Hills: Cold weather, warm hearts

It seems that the cold weather is slowly descending upon us. And, with that, I am beginning to hear the rumblings of friends and...

South Dakota, I hope you never change

I was born in a little place called Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I grew up on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. For those of you who might be unfamiliar...

Let’s not be separated by tribalism

I’m probably not alone in my disquiet about the state of our national discourse. We seem to be increasingly dysfunctional from the national level...

This is goodbye

For those that don’t know, I have decided to leave the Hill City Prevailer News and go back home to Nebraska. I’m not sure...

Songs about rural America

There are songs that feature the abundance of perks found in small towns. Many songs feature a type of church where everybody goes, there...

Why are we even doing this?

This week is Homecoming Week for the Hill City Rangers, a time of celebration, fun, pyrotechnics, costumes and copious amounts of candy. And if...

This is for the Byrds

"To everything (turn, turn, turn), There is a season, (turn, turn, turn), and a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to be...

A mistake creates a column

I wasn’t planning to write about this but it’s going to bother me if I don’t. I made a typo in the column “Reasons...

Give a ‘one-two punch’ to bullying

An email came into the Prevailer last week quoting some statistics about bullying, the top 10 states where bullying is a problem, and conversely,...

Social media can be damaging

Facebook and other tech companies have really become increasingly unpopular in recent months. Democrats don’t like Facebook because of the role it played in...