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Literary Speaking
Published: Friday, May 19th, 2017
“Every seven-year-old-deserves a superhero.” These are the words that begin this wonderful story about young Elsa and the adventures her granny leads her on. Through the story, Elsa discov...
The Round House
Published: Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Originally published in 2012, The Round House is an oldie but a goodie. It just goes to show that treasures can be found when you check out some of the older books you may have missed along the way. T...
The One Man
Published: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
The setting is Poland; the year, 1944. Alfred Mendl and his family are brought on a crowded train to a Nazi concentration camp after being caught trying to flee Paris with forged papers. His family is...
Literary Speaking
Published: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
When ex dash;military contractor John Knox receives a text from partner Grace Chu warning that she fears her cover may have been blown while on assignment, he jumps into action. Knox must locate her...
Literary Speaking
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2016
Behave is a fictional biography based on the real life of Rosalie Rayner Watson, the wife of the famous Behavioral Psychologist John B. Watson. As a Child Psychology major, John Watson was a common na...
Literary Speaking
Published: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Sometimes an author has an ability to mash two unrelated things together. Just when you think you are reading about one subject, you realize you are actually exploring something entirely different. Th...


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Team HOPE Helps Many
Published: Friday, May 19th, 2017
Karen Kubal EdlerAfter Karen Kubal Edler recovered from a cancer diagnosis, the support she received from the community prompted her to pay it forward to others in need of support. Team HOPE has been...
A Teacher’s Endless Legacy
Published: Friday, May 19th, 2017
Rosalee Sternhagen“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” This quote by Henry Adams sums up the impact that Rosalee Sternhagen has had on many students i...
The Journey of Collecting Families
Published: Friday, May 19th, 2017
What does she look like? Where does she live? How is she doing? These were recurring questions that Jan Everson and Jane Pugh thought often for many years about the daughter they each had given up for...
Life's Adventures
Published: Friday, May 19th, 2017
Darla Heimes and familyDarla Heimes traveled to more places in the first 28 years of her life than many people travel in their lifetime. The kind, down-to-earth busy mother of six sat down with me one...
Jordan's Story
Published: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
What is Autism?Many of us have heard of autism but few really know what it is. According to www.autismspeaks.org, “Autism spectrum disorder and Autism are both terms for a group of complex disor...
Setting Goals to Move Forward – Tracy Taylor
Published: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Tracy and her husband, Eric.One of my favorite things about interviewing people for stories is meeting people and listening to the many inspiring experiences that we can all learn from. Tracy Taylor w...
Monastery Prioress Prepares To Step Down
Published: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
If you are a member of a religious organization, you might have to do things you didn’t think you’d ever do.Yankton’s Benedictine Sacred Heart Monastery Prioress Sister Penny Bingham...
An Eye For An Eye
Published: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
At 17 years old, I have a prosthetic eye.I have been blind in my right eye since birth, and the eye problems continued from there. But now I am pain-free. My journey is just beginning.When I was three...
Marathon Running
Published: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Jackie Freeman and daughter Tiernee. Courtesy of Color Your RecoveryApril 21st and November 5th of 2017 are two important days for a couple local (current and past) residents, Jackie Freeman and Melis...
Your Kindness is Showing
Published: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Having been born and raised in Yankton, I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else and I never have. Sheltered? Scared? You might think so. I’d say lucky or blessed. Honestly, I’ve neve...
No Regrets....
Published: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
We don’t know how long we’ll be blessed with someone’s presence and where our paths may lead. I’ve come to believe that losing someone you love ranks near the top of “Lif...
Live Nativity Brings Out The Holiday Spirit
Published: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
The First United Methodist Church makes the holiday spirit come alive with their Live Nativity that they offer to the general public during the Christmas season. Held for the past three years, Rev. Ro...
Top 10 New Year Resolutions
Published: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
All of us have had a New Year’s resolution, but how many of us have stayed true to them? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common resolutions, why they don’t always work out...
"I thought it was a fluke"
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2016
If you’ve ever had nightmares about losing your hair, you’re likely to benefit greatly from hearing Chris Mager Wevik’s story.The wife of Beresford farmer Doug Wevik, Chris knows fir...
How To Get Through
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2016
Jan and Pat GarrityWhen Jan and Pat Garrity’s son, Sam, completed suicide on September 28, 2015, they had no idea how to get through.“After the initial shock, we mapped out a plan for ours...
Guatemalan Gratitude
Published: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Dr. Jessie ScottWhen asked to describe her recent mission trip in three words Yankton dentist, Dr. Jessie Scott, states “The words I would use would be: perspective, priorities, and gratitude.&r...

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A Teacher’s Endless Legacy
Published: Friday, May 19th, 2017
Rosalee Sternhagen“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” This quote by Henry Adams sums up the impact that Rosalee Sternhagen has had on many students i...
Cupcake Corner
Published: Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Melting Snowman CupcakesYou will need: 1 box cupcake mix2 containers of whipped frostingBag of black icingBag of blue icingMarshmallowsOrange Starburst candies24 cupcake liners Bake cup...
A Coat To Cherish
Published: Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Of all the sewing projects Georgette Sutera has taken on since she started sewing as a teen, the coat she made recently may be the most unique.The pattern itself isn’t extraordinary. She deliber...
Dr. Erin Schroeder – Hard Work Yields Dreams
Published: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Dr. Erin Schroeder, owner and veterinarian of Cedar County Veterinary Services, has the remarkable ability of balancing a growing family and successful veterinary career alongside husband Dr. BenSchro...
Shelly Kinsley – Providing Care During the Night
Published: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Methodically working during the night, quiet so not to disturb the little ones more than necessary is Shelly Kinsley, a Registered Nurse at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton. On her 25th year of...
Setting Goals to Move Forward – Tracy Taylor
Published: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Tracy and her husband, Eric.One of my favorite things about interviewing people for stories is meeting people and listening to the many inspiring experiences that we can all learn from. Tracy Taylor w...
Monastery Prioress Prepares To Step Down
Published: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
If you are a member of a religious organization, you might have to do things you didn’t think you’d ever do.Yankton’s Benedictine Sacred Heart Monastery Prioress Sister Penny Bingham...
Olson And Her Four Winds Boat Shop Provide Connection with Nature
Published: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
While on a camping trip in Ontario, Canada not too long ago, Dawne Olson dared herself to try something new.What the rural Vermillion woman didn’t realize at the time is that accepting that dare...
Marathon Running
Published: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Jackie Freeman and daughter Tiernee. Courtesy of Color Your RecoveryApril 21st and November 5th of 2017 are two important days for a couple local (current and past) residents, Jackie Freeman and Melis...
Massey Roots Run Deep
Published: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
If you saw a red Massey Harris or Massey Ferguson tractor in our area in the 1990’s, chances are it bore the Kendall Brothers or Kendall Implement logo. Connie Kendall sat down with me to explai...
Longhorn Herd Is Kaeberle’s ‘Piece Of The West’
Published: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Karen Kaeberle stood among her herd of Texas longhorn cattle early on a Friday morning, partly in the role of caregiver, and partly, it seemed as a playground monitor.A few of the cattle seemed to be...
Women In Science Event Encourages Science Careers
Published: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Mount Marty College holds an annual conference for eighth-grade girls designed to increase their interest in science and technology careers. The Women in Science event offers a keynote speaker followe...
Live Nativity Brings Out The Holiday Spirit
Published: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
The First United Methodist Church makes the holiday spirit come alive with their Live Nativity that they offer to the general public during the Christmas season. Held for the past three years, Rev. Ro...
Manufacturing: Breaking the Gender Stereotype
Published: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Left to Right: Kris Llewellyn, Jennifer Herrboldt, Kristi Palecek and Pam Erickson.South Dakota native Kristi Palecek enjoys the variety that her job as TruXedo General Manager offers her. “I li...
All Are Welcome to the Yankton Community Feast
Published: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Pictured is the inaugural committee of the Yankton Community Feast, left to right: Donna Madson, Marlene and the late Steve Johnson, Don Edwards and Cliff Madson.Thanksgiving is a time for many to get...
Top 10 New Year Resolutions
Published: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
All of us have had a New Year’s resolution, but how many of us have stayed true to them? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common resolutions, why they don’t always work out...
Haunted History Tours
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2016
It wouldn’t be Halloween in Yankton without a ticket to the Haunted History Tours hosted by the Dakota Territorial Museum.This year’s tours will be held Oct. 24, 25 and 27 dash; tours ti...
A Year Abroad
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2016
Many people enjoy traveling abroad and some even do a semester abroad in college; but for Lara Goodteacher and Cody Perk, a visit wasn’t long enough. Cody decided to join a program to teach in P...
Warming Hearts at the Quilts on the Dakota Prairie Festival
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2016
Sally SchroederWhen someone is truly passionate about something, it’s rather obvious, a warmth that you can feel radiating from them.When I met Sally Schroeder, I could feel that warmth, like be...
Better Nutrition With Your Dietitian: Healthy Snacks
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2016
With our over-filled days and overwhelmed minds, healthy eating can be easily pushed aside by convenient packaging and copious restaurants.Healthy snacking can be especially challenging but with a lit...
Become an Ally
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2016
One out of every four students, which is 22%, report being bullied during the school year according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. However, according to McCallion and Feder school-...
How To Get Through
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2016
Jan and Pat GarrityWhen Jan and Pat Garrity’s son, Sam, completed suicide on September 28, 2015, they had no idea how to get through.“After the initial shock, we mapped out a plan for ours...
Yanktons Boys   Girls Club Builds A Better Future For Our Youth
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2016
Diane and Larry NessOh, the days of childhood. Less pressure, more carefree, less stress and a whole lot more fun. I found myself wishing to revert back to my younger days even more after I heard abou...
“I’m a museum junkie”
Published: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Patricia BornhofenThe first time Patricia Bornhofen visited the National Music Museum in Vermillion, it was as a tourist, and she initially couldn’t quite believe what she was seeing.“I&rs...
A Riverboat Town Overflowing with Dancing Talent
Published: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Dance competition in Kansas City 2016Just about everyone has a little dancing spirit in them. You can’t deny that when you hear a really great song, it’s hard to control the urge to bust a...
A Passion For Golf
Published: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Ruth GravholtAlthough she’s played more rounds of golf than anyone else at Fox Run Golf Course, Ruth Gravholt wasn’t always a golfer. That passion didn’t really take root until the e...
Better Nutrition with Your Dietitian: Diabetes
Published: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Kenny Tomek, RD, LNKenny Tomek, RD, LN, dietitian at Yankton Hy-Vee, often gets asked about diabetes and diet. There’s sure a lot I don’t know when it comes to this topic. He helped me in...
10 Easy Ways To Simplify Your Life
Published: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
We all have been overwhelmed at some point in our lives and we just know that there has to be a better way to get through the day-to-day grind and enjoy life to its fullest. “I don’t have...

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Living...
Published: Friday, May 19th, 2017
Ted and Jennifer Powell knew when they moved to Yankton that they wanted to find a historical home in the historic home district.They waited quite a while until they found a home that was large enough...
Living...
Published: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
The year was 1989. A woman and her husband had moved into their quiet, new home on Pine Street in Yankton with hopes of new adventure and an exciting new future. But when the woman gazed upon her soon...
RV Living
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2016
Do you ever dream of just quitting your job and hitting the road; going wherever the weather is warm and adventure waits? After years of working in sales in Omaha, Kelly Henry decided that she was rea...
Living
Published: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Van Pace and Roger Meyer100 years ago the landscape of Yankton was much different than it is today but the house of Van Pace and Roger Meyer has stood the test of time....

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The Journey of Collecting Families
Published: Friday, May 19th, 2017
What does she look like? Where does she live? How is she doing? These were recurring questions that Jan Everson and Jane Pugh thought often for many years about the daughter they each had given up for...
A Coat To Cherish
Published: Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Of all the sewing projects Georgette Sutera has taken on since she started sewing as a teen, the coat she made recently may be the most unique.The pattern itself isn’t extraordinary. She deliber...
No Regrets....
Published: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
We don’t know how long we’ll be blessed with someone’s presence and where our paths may lead. I’ve come to believe that losing someone you love ranks near the top of “Lif...
5 Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas...Really!
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2016
When it is 7:00AM Monday morning and your child informs you they need to bring a lunch to school today, you really need something quick and easy to whip together in record time. Although PB&J sand...
10 Easy Ways To Simplify Your Life
Published: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
We all have been overwhelmed at some point in our lives and we just know that there has to be a better way to get through the day-to-day grind and enjoy life to its fullest. “I don’t have...

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Micki's Meanderings
Published: Friday, May 19th, 2017
This issue brings you some amazing stories of area women and I know you’ll enjoy them all. We are so thankful for Julie, Brandi, Dave and all of the others who share their writing talents with u...
Micki's Meanderings
Published: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
I know we could still have some of the beautiful white stuff float around but I do believe spring is right around the corner and I for one couldn’t be happier. It seems the older I get, the long...
Micki's Meanderings
Published: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
I know we could still have some of the beautiful white stuff float around but I do believe spring is right around the corner and I for one couldn’t be happier. It seems the older I get, the long...
Micki's Meanderings
Published: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
The Her Voice team would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year filled with health, happiness and prosperity!To start off 2017, the new year, I thought it would be good to share some funnies. Mayb...
Micki's Meanderings
Published: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
It is amazing to me that this is our final issue of Her Voice for 2016. My Mom always told me that as she got older the years seemed to go faster and I now know she was right. 2016 was a milestone yea...

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Cupcake Corner
Published: Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Melting Snowman CupcakesYou will need: 1 box cupcake mix2 containers of whipped frostingBag of black icingBag of blue icingMarshmallowsOrange Starburst candies24 cupcake liners Bake cup...
Become an Ally
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2016
One out of every four students, which is 22%, report being bullied during the school year according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. However, according to McCallion and Feder school-...
5 Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas...Really!
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2016
When it is 7:00AM Monday morning and your child informs you they need to bring a lunch to school today, you really need something quick and easy to whip together in record time. Although PB&J sand...

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Drinks For The Holidays
Published: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Hot Caramel Apple Cocktail1 quart + 1 1/2 cups apple cider1 1/2 cups Apple liqueur1 cup spiced rum1/2 cup caramel-flavored syrup3 apples, chopped4 cinnamon sticksCaramel Apple Suckers (optional)Place...
Better Nutrition With Your Dietitian: Healthy Snacks
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2016
With our over-filled days and overwhelmed minds, healthy eating can be easily pushed aside by convenient packaging and copious restaurants.Healthy snacking can be especially challenging but with a lit...
Foil Pack Recipes
Published: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Breakfast Burritos – Campfire or Grilling½ Tbsp. olive oil1 cup frozen hash browns8 oz. cooked ham, diced12 eggs1 Tbsp. taco seasoning1 (4.5 oz.) can green chiles2 cups (8 oz.) shredded c...




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