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To Our ‘Her Voice’ Readers And Advertisers
Published: Thursday, April 8th, 2021
We are suspending the publishing of Her Voice magazine indefinitely due to personnel/staffing shortages.Over the 17-plus years we’ve been publishing the women’s magazine we’ve been h...
Surviving The Pandemic
Published: Saturday, March 20th, 2021
We as human beings have experienced (and are still experiencing) a collective trauma during the past 12 months that will be studied for years and decades to come. From cancelled graduations, to curfew...
Sixty-Nine Years Of Love and Dedication
Published: Saturday, March 20th, 2021
Collette and Jerry Koch just celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. Being married for 25 and even 50 years is a huge milestone. But being married for 69 years? Absolutely remarkable.What’s t...
Guidance During Difficult Times
Published: Saturday, March 20th, 2021
Stacy Starzl Hansen warmly welcomed me to her office to talk with me about the Rivercity Domestic Violence Center (RDVC) and her role. Starzl Hansen, Executive Director, initially worked under Desiree...
Fighting COVID Together
Published: Saturday, March 20th, 2021
A local mother and daughter are pulling together during the COVID-19 pandemic — at home and at work — literally fighting COVID-19 together.Liz Healy and her mother, Ellen Becker, both work...
Best Display Of A Beautiful Bouquet
Published: Saturday, March 20th, 2021
A freshly picked bouquet of flowers from the garden or from the flower shop is sure to brighten any room or mood. Some have a green thumb to keep those flowers looking their best for days. Some, howev...
The Eagle
Published: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
I have been very fortunate through the years in my travels around our state, and states nearby, in seeking profound photography that would be moving to others. I do believe mostly in just being in the...
Helping Others
Published: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
How can we help others?That was a question posed to a group of 12 girls in grades 3-5 at Sacred Heart Elementary in Yankton last fall during a ‘compromise’ lesson as part of the Girls on t...
A Turning Point
Published: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
A local resident aims to broaden the world of ballet for South Dakota’s dancers.In 2019, Madeleine Scott, a professional dancer originally from Beresford, founded the first professional ballet c...
His Valentine’s Day Wish
Published: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
Ah, the popular Valentine’s Day, the day of love. From flowers and chocolates to truck tires, scratch tickets and beer.Wait, WHAT?!Though the exact origin of Valentine’s Day isn’t kn...
The Arens: Faith In Family
Published: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
Not that long ago, farming was a common way of life for many people living in the Midwest. With industrialization and globalization, many small farmers with lineages that went back for generations, ha...
The Oblates of Saint Benedict: A Path of Stability and Wisdom
Published: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Sacred Heart Monastery has been a beloved fixture in Yankton since the early 1900’s, and its towering steeple is a symbol of enduring faith and serves as an easily recognizable landmark. Many pe...
The Jetley Park Band
Published: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
The Jetley Park BandThe Jetley Park Band are a fierce, three piece rock band that plays covers and original music, mainly from the 70’s through the 90’s.The lineup is Mary Begley on bass,...
Exposure
Published: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Concern for a friend experiencing a difficult recovery during the pandemic got one Yankton woman more than she bargained for.The friend was recovering from a serious health-related event after collaps...
‘Sticks In A Bundle Don’t Break Easily’
Published: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Eric LotzIt’s not obvious.He masks it well.Yet, it’s there. The pain is deep. It’s fresh.As you sit and chat with Eric Lotz, however, you wouldn’t realize it. As the pastor of...
Compassion For Caring
Published: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Abby SchulteYankton native Abby Schulte has always had a desire to work with people. Coming from a compassionate, sizeable extended family, her comfort with people and helping others was engrained at...

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Surviving The Pandemic
Published: Saturday, March 20th, 2021
We as human beings have experienced (and are still experiencing) a collective trauma during the past 12 months that will be studied for years and decades to come. From cancelled graduations, to curfew...
Sixty-Nine Years Of Love and Dedication
Published: Saturday, March 20th, 2021
Collette and Jerry Koch just celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. Being married for 25 and even 50 years is a huge milestone. But being married for 69 years? Absolutely remarkable.What’s t...
Guidance During Difficult Times
Published: Saturday, March 20th, 2021
Stacy Starzl Hansen warmly welcomed me to her office to talk with me about the Rivercity Domestic Violence Center (RDVC) and her role. Starzl Hansen, Executive Director, initially worked under Desiree...
Fighting COVID Together
Published: Saturday, March 20th, 2021
A local mother and daughter are pulling together during the COVID-19 pandemic — at home and at work — literally fighting COVID-19 together.Liz Healy and her mother, Ellen Becker, both work...
Helping Others
Published: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
How can we help others?That was a question posed to a group of 12 girls in grades 3-5 at Sacred Heart Elementary in Yankton last fall during a ‘compromise’ lesson as part of the Girls on t...
Little Girl, Big Inspiration
Published: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
Kahlia Kozak has been through more in her first three years than many will encounter in their lifetime. The loveable little girl continues to overcome challenges with the most contagious little smile...
His Valentine’s Day Wish
Published: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
Ah, the popular Valentine’s Day, the day of love. From flowers and chocolates to truck tires, scratch tickets and beer.Wait, WHAT?!Though the exact origin of Valentine’s Day isn’t kn...
The Oblates of Saint Benedict: A Path of Stability and Wisdom
Published: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Sacred Heart Monastery has been a beloved fixture in Yankton since the early 1900’s, and its towering steeple is a symbol of enduring faith and serves as an easily recognizable landmark. Many pe...
Passionate About The Faith
Published: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Father Tom AndersonOn July 1, Yankton’s St. Benedict Parish welcomed a new pastor, Father Tom Anderson, originally of Pierre. Anderson has been a priest for 13 years and was most recently assign...
‘Sticks In A Bundle Don’t Break Easily’
Published: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Eric LotzIt’s not obvious.He masks it well.Yet, it’s there. The pain is deep. It’s fresh.As you sit and chat with Eric Lotz, however, you wouldn’t realize it. As the pastor of...
Compassion For Caring
Published: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Abby SchulteYankton native Abby Schulte has always had a desire to work with people. Coming from a compassionate, sizeable extended family, her comfort with people and helping others was engrained at...

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Enjoying A “Super” Meal, Huff Style
Published: Saturday, March 20th, 2021
Unlike the game itself, Steve and Tracy Huff’s Super Bowl meals have no losers — only winners.We met the night of the big game, and I offered to wrap up the Her Voice visit before kickoff...
Family Ties
Published: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
Whenever you visit, Steve and Tracy Huff treat you like family. But the newest addition for many of their mealtimes is family — Steve’s mother, Jean Huff, who recently moved to Yankton.Jea...
Favorite Foods Bring Comfort And Childhood Memories
Published: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
For Tracy and Steve Huff, comfort food — like our latest meal with brisket chili — brings back pleasant childhood memories.“Steve’s love of brisket is tied to his Jewish friend...

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Traveling Through Time and Space In Asia
Published: Saturday, March 20th, 2021
In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner and Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera, both fictional accounts, tell devastating stories of beautiful, far away Asian countries torn apart b...
Goodnight Stranger
Published: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
Goodnight Stranger is the first novel written by Miciah Bay Gault. Miciah grew up on Sanibel Island, Cape Cod, and other places by the sea. She was the editor of the literary journal “Hunger Mou...
The Lying Room
Published: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
CAPTIONI recently read the new novel The Lying Room by internationally bestselling author Nicci French.I have seen many of Nicci French’s books in the library, but had never read one. I was not...

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Sixty-Nine Years Of Love and Dedication
Published: Saturday, March 20th, 2021
Collette and Jerry Koch just celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. Being married for 25 and even 50 years is a huge milestone. But being married for 69 years? Absolutely remarkable.What’s t...
Little Girl, Big Inspiration
Published: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
Kahlia Kozak has been through more in her first three years than many will encounter in their lifetime. The loveable little girl continues to overcome challenges with the most contagious little smile...
The Arens: Faith In Family
Published: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
Not that long ago, farming was a common way of life for many people living in the Midwest. With industrialization and globalization, many small farmers with lineages that went back for generations, ha...
Exposure
Published: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Concern for a friend experiencing a difficult recovery during the pandemic got one Yankton woman more than she bargained for.The friend was recovering from a serious health-related event after collaps...
‘Sticks In A Bundle Don’t Break Easily’
Published: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Eric LotzIt’s not obvious.He masks it well.Yet, it’s there. The pain is deep. It’s fresh.As you sit and chat with Eric Lotz, however, you wouldn’t realize it. As the pastor of...

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Micki's Meanderings
Published: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
Hello Wonderful Her Voice Readers, It is Christmas week as I sit down to share my thoughts with you all. And oh my, what a very odd Christmas week it is. Marty and I, our children, grandchildren...
Micki’s Meanderings
Published: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
As I’m writing this the election hasn’t happened yet and Covid-19 is running rampant. By the time you read this I will most likely have ripped all my hair out or it will have turned pure w...

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Making Memories
Published: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
The Christmas spirit embodies generosity, kindness and goodwill, a fitting description to Linda Richards. I was asked to interview this exuberant, intriguing and entertaining lady here in Yankton last...



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