Commentary

Correction

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Aileen Stavnes recently celebrated her 98th birthday, not her 95th. It was stated incorrectly in her card of thanks in last week’s Topic..

200 Club drawing held

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The Sacred Parish of Dupree held their monthly 200 Club drawings on Friday evening, Sept. 18 at the church hall following Holy Mass. This was the new drawing to start the new year from September to September. Winners were: $50 - Bill Mraz of Dupree and Steve Woodring of Redfield; $25 - Cainyn Rushman of Dalton, NE, David Thomas of Dupree, Tanya Bushong of Faith, and Minda Woodward of Dupree.

TRAIL CITY NEWS

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Marsha Aberle spent Monday and Tuesday with Justin, Carissa, and Amya Aberle in Mobridge. Chuck Aberle went to Bismarck with Tim Bollinger this week.

Senior menus

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Monday, September 28: Swedish meatballs, parslied potatoes, peas and carrots, tropical fruit, and bread. Tuesday, September 29: Mandarin orange chicken, baked potato, Oriental vegetables, fresh fruit, chocolate pudding with topping, and bread.

Educators doing what they can to keep schools open

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As the Executive Director of the School Administrators of South Dakota, I am connected with every public school district in South Dakota as well as a handful of private schools. I am here to tell you that they are all doing the absolute best they can to keep the students and staff members safe in their schools.

Calendars

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The October Community Calendars for Timber Lake/ Isabel and Dupree will be published next week. Anyone who has events to list is asked to submit them to the Topic by noon on Monday, Sept.

The time is now for COVID-19 clinical trial

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A virus is something that cannot live alone. A simple sneeze can spread as many as 20,000 droplets from an infected person to those around them. These droplets can gain access to the next person through open sores, breathing, or infected hands touching the face, especially the mouth, nose or eyes. Once the virus gains access to the next person, it attaches to that person’s cells and begins to duplicate. And the cycle continues.

Respect

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First, I’d like to apologize to the men talking at the sidelines during the football game. I generally don’t eavesdrop on conversations as there is already enough noise in my own head.

Science presents new answers to old questions

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Early in the pandemic, I had occasion to page through photo albums my mother assembled during my childhood. Some of those happy images chilled my physician heart. There I was, two months old, sleeping peacefully on my stomach, in the middle of a sheepskin rug.