Commentary

Wed
28
Oct

Slices of Life: Life sans canine

By Jill Pertler
 
When you no longer have a dog the world is a different place. The barks of other dogs resound and seem louder than they were before. When a neighbor’s dog barks and wakes you in the early morning or late night it doesn’t so much annoy, but provokes a twinge of sadness.
 
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Wed
21
Oct

Letter to school board: Not ready for drug testing

 
Dear Mr. Larson and Timber Lake School Board, I am writing this letter in reference to item number 6, drug testing policy, on your agenda this evening (October 14, 2015). I am sorry I am not able to attend due to parent-teacher conferences. This letter is three fold, as a Healthy Choices Committee member, a teacher here at Timber Lake School and as a parent.
 
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Wed
21
Oct

Five things about public notices in the newspaper

By David Bordewyk
 
October is Public Notices Month in South Dakota. It’s an opportunity to shine a light on why public notices published in your local newspaper matter in our lives and in our society. Here are five things to know:
 
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Thu
15
Oct

Letter to the Editor

Dear editor, My husband Richard, and I, as a school board member, were recently privileged enough to attend the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) in Washington, DC which is the conference that lobbies for impact aid for our and other school districts across the United States. Our attendance at the conference was optional but very educational.

 

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Thu
15
Oct

Slices of Life: Fantasy football (family style)

By Jill Pertler

 

My daughter and I live with a bunch of guys, so it wasn’t much of a surprise when they suggested a family fantasy football league. They are good at thinking up ways to beat us in various competitions – and not watching chick flicks. The fantasy league wasn’t such a bad idea.

 

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Wed
07
Oct

Welcome to Lennox Valley

By Kevin Slimp

 

As April moved aside for May 1998, the good folks of Lennox Valley had no idea how their world was about to change on Monday, May 4. On Talk Radio 88.3’s “Renderings With Raymond,” callers were equally divided between two topics of vital importance.

 

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Wed
07
Oct

Let’s do drug education first

By Kathy Nelson

 

From my observations of the debate about whether the Timber Lake School should initiate drug testing, the strongest arguments are coming from the people who are saying “We need more education first.” They say that before the school goes ahead with a policy on random drug testing for students in sports and other activities, all parties involved need more education.

 

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Wed
30
Sep

Sparks from Firesteel:

A tale about three men and a skunk
 
By Jack Bickel
 
For avid hunters fall is a favorite time of the year. Grouse and antelope seasons generally open in mid-September followed by pheasant, waterfowl, turkey and deer. Although I’ve spent many enjoyable hours tramping around the prairie seeking game, one of my most memorable hunting experiences involves a skunk.
 
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Wed
30
Sep

Welcome to Lennox Valley

By Kevin Slimp
 
Small town news is a bit different from what you might find in big city papers. Murders, bank robberies and other violent crimes weren’t to be found in The Valley, but that didn’t mean the local newspaper, The Lennox Valley Hometown News, was short on breaking stories. The editor, Iris Long, just had to be a little more creative than her metro newspaper comrades in sniffing out front page news.
 
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Wed
23
Sep

Someone at Jill’s house is named Hoover

By Jill Pertler

 

Years ago, someone at our house (okay, me) gave my husband the nickname, “Hoover,” and like a piece of toilet paper on a tennis shoe in a restaurant bathroom, the name stuck. He remains our Hoover to this day. The name doesn’t come from a reference to the U.S. president or from the first director of the FBI, although they would be first-rate role models from which to borrow a nickname.

 

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