Brown is the color of quaintness

Hill City has its Little White Church, but Rochford has its own “little brown church in the vale,” the Rochford Chapel. We had an...

Robots can do more good than harm

Workplaces are changing rapidly and education can’t keep up. Gov. Dennis Daugaard stated at the Western Governor’s Association conference that there is a disconnect...

Are you lonesome tonight?

The crooning of Elvis Presley singing his song is going through my mind as I think about a service called “Cuddlist,” which offers cuddles...

If it’s a stable life, stay awhile

When I was in high school and then in college I thought it would be fun to travel more. Two weeks after I graduated...

Do we keep or throw it away?

We are supposed to have a rule at our house regarding “stuff:” If something comes into the house, something must be taken out. In...

A letter to the readers

I have enjoyed going around to events the last few weeks and hearing all the nice stuff people have to say about the paper....

Anecdotal evidence proves a point, at least in Hill City

If you look hard enough, you can often find statistics to prove a point, and I found that to be true as I looked...

A worthy cause and thoughts on childhood

I usually don’t criticize the mainstream media all that much because it is important to let news outlets say what they want and...

It is sometimes a bumpy road to unity

What do sidewalks and school teachers have in common? Well, in Hill City it would be that they both have evoked quite a bit...

What to expect out of a job

Recently I have had conversations with two close friends of mine, both males in their twenties who are building careers in their respective fields,...