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Living...
Published: Friday, November 17th, 2017
CAPTIONChristmas spirit can move people in different ways.For Dan and Karen Thoene, the Christmas season is an impressive display of lights and Christmas figures plugged in the first week of December,...
Living...
Published: Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Everyone dreams of that perfect vacation home; the home away from home. For Jeanie and Tim Shafer, that home away from home is their 2004, 35 foot, Catalina named Latis. What could be more perfect tha...
Living...
Published: Friday, July 14th, 2017
We all have that special place that we like to go to unwind or enjoy our day off. For some it’s our house, or a certain room, but for Marilyn Loecker it’s her backyard.Over the past 55 yea...
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...


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Making More Of Life
Published: Friday, November 17th, 2017
Medical diagnoses certainly have an effect on one’s future.“When I found out I had lymphoma, it changes you,” James said. “You live differently due to that diagnosis; change yo...
The Faces At Yankton’s Title Companies
Published: Friday, November 17th, 2017
If you’ve ever purchased or refinanced a home, chances are you’ve been assisted in the process by a title company. I sat down with the ladies from the title companies in Yankton to find mo...
Bray Provides A Soft Touch
Published: Friday, November 17th, 2017
When you feel your worst, sometimes the smallest gesture can make a world of difference. Betty Bray strives to make a difference in the community by giving back and providing a soft touch to those in...
Through The Lens
Published: Friday, November 17th, 2017
The Padley HotelIn much of our early exploring of abandoned places we traveled mostly rural roads and sticking to the country side. When we did that we started coming across small communities in South...
In Uniform
Published: Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Brooks SchildIf you mention Brooks Schild’s name in the Yankton community, some may think of “Mr. Schild,” the Yankton Middle School science teacher. Others, however, know him as Fir...
Crave To Carve
Published: Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Ron LivingstonCarving chalk rock has become Ron Livingston’s passion.“I saw a picture of a Lincoln head my grandpa carved back in 1924 and I wondered if I could do that,” Livingston...
His Ride
Published: Thursday, November 16th, 2017
As he stood in the garage adjacent to his home in Yankton, Toby Woehl was asked how many motorcycles he owns.He thought about the question for a few seconds, then looked around and started counting of...
Ultimate Fans
Published: Thursday, November 16th, 2017
The upper Midwest is full of professional football fans.Minnesota Vikings fans are easy to come by.Green Bay Packers fans are a dime-a-dozen.It’s not much of a chore to spot a fan of the Kansas...
Alissa Bartling –Chainsaw Artist
Published: Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Alissa BartlingAlissa Bartling has always been an artistic person but in high school she saw a chainsaw artist at Riverboat Days and she was hooked. It wasn’t immediate that she started taking a...
Through The Lens
Published: Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Explorers have a code and we adhere to it strictly. We don’t damage anything, we don’t break into buildings, we never remove items and we never deface a location. We’re there to pres...
In Uniform
Published: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Brad ParkerSometimes, finding your way to your lifelong career takes a while, as Brad Parker learned many years ago.Parker, who has been a police officer with the Yankton Police Department (YPD) for 2...
1927 Tyndall Fire Truck Converted To Haul Firemen To Final Resting Pla...
Published: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Established in 1887 under the leadership of J.D. Elliot, two years before South Dakota became a state, the Elliott Hose Company #1 in Tyndall became the first chartered fire department in all of the D...
Rolfes Is Just A Small-Town Guy
Published: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Ron RolfesRon Rolfes, a retired history/social science teacher and coach from Wynot, NE, has lived in rural Nebraska all his life, growing up on the family farm southeast of Menominee, attending Wayne...
In Uniform
Published: Saturday, July 15th, 2017
For Brady Rothschadl, there was never a question about what he wanted to do with his life.When he was a child growing up in Tyndall, he would hear the fire alarms go off and race down to the main stre...
Going To The Dogs
Published: Saturday, July 15th, 2017
Growing up, Clay and Rachel Stoddard each had a strong connection with dogs. Now, dogs are not only a part of their lives, but their livelihood.The Yankton couple runs Dogsense Dog Training, a venture...
Through The Lens
Published: Saturday, July 15th, 2017
Since this is the first installment of “Through the Lens”, it is only prudent to begin with a proper introduction. Ryan and I currently call the small town of Tyndall, SD, our home.We have...
His Ride – Tom Holmstrom
Published: Friday, July 14th, 2017
In 1977, Tom Holmstrom bought a car.It was a Plymouth Satellite. A 1966 model.“That was the very first car I owned,” says Holmstrom, who livesand works in Yankton.“I had just enough...
Ultimate Fan
Published: Friday, July 14th, 2017
The Green Bay Packers were the centerpiece of the NationalFootball League (NFL) in the mid-1960s.After struggling through the 1950s, the team had turned itself around with the hiring of coach Vince Lo...
Johnson   Ogstad Succeed In Non-Traditional Careers
Published: Friday, July 14th, 2017
“I would definitely say not to hold back. You never know how you are going to succeed in anything until you put yourself in it. Then it just depends on the amount of effort you put in from there...
Ellingson’s Right Choice for RBD Captain   Belle
Published: Thursday, July 13th, 2017
Duke and Peg Ellingson met with me one beautiful, warm summer evening on their open front porch in the center of Yankton and made me immediately feel welcomed and right at home. Though I had never met...
Water Safety
Published: Thursday, July 13th, 2017
Summer is here and what’s better than getting out on the water to beat the heat? But do you know all the water safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe while enjoying the water? The area...
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...

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Micki’s Meanderings
Published: Friday, November 17th, 2017
Hello again,Hope the beautiful fall weather finds you all happy and healthy!I also hope you are like our new “His Voice” addition to our magazine as much as we do. There are so many amazin...
Micki’s Meanderings
Published: Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Hello there,It seems hard to believe that our beautiful summer isgone, the kids have been back in school for a while, and fallis upon us. In pondering what to share with you, our loyalHer Voice and no...
Micki's Meanderings
Published: Thursday, July 13th, 2017
Growing up in the small Northwest Iowa town of Rock Rapids I have so many fond memories. When I was about a year and a half old my parents bought a house next to the Huisman family. Therewere five gir...
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...

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The High Points Of Life
Published: Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Tim JamesTim James climbed a summit this past summer – an impressive accomplishment for most anyone but it’s not the first for him or even the last.In recent years, James, a Yankton attorn...
It Started As A Dream...
Published: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
For one Yankton High School graduate, working in the space industry was just a dream until he recently received an internship offer from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).This p...
Overcoming Obstacles
Published: Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Vicki BluumVicki Bluum wasn’t always a cake decorator at Hy-Vee. She started in the bakery, then took classes and was trained through Hy-Vee, and has now been decorating cakes for 15 years. Howe...
Bob Willcockson Perseveres
Published: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Bob Willcockson and family.Bob Willcockson’s story of surviving pancreatic cancer is nothing short of remarkable. Previously diagnosed with terminal, Stage 3 pancreatic cancer and given only a f...
Helping Others Achieve Their Dreams
Published: Thursday, July 13th, 2017
“People with disabilities aren’t really that much different from you and me. They learn differently, they may look differently, have a different learning style and all that, but they want...
Nelsons Educate Others about Juvenile Arthritis
Published: Thursday, July 13th, 2017
CAPTIONEach year, more than 300,000 children are affected with juvenile arthritis. Juvenile arthritis is not a disease itself but rather an umbrella condition to describe several autoimmune and inflam...
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...

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His Eats: Tailgate Chili Trifecta
Published: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
When Steve Huff, local epicurean and lawyer at Marlow, Woodward & Huff, Prof. LLC, thinks about his ultimate tailgate recipes, he knows what tops his list.“It’s kind of cool outside an...
Fall's Bounty
Published: Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Oven Canned TomatoesKathy YoungPack peeled tomatoes in scalded jars. Add ½ tsp. salt to pint OR 1 tsp. salt to quart. Put lids on and put jars in DRY cake pan.Set oven at 275 degrees (1 hour fo...
His Eats
Published: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Steve Huff When Steve Huff, local foodie and lawyer with Johnson, Miner, Marlow, Woodward & Huff, Prof. LLC, was reading through his GQ magazine and saw David Chang’s recipe for Malaysian-st...
His Eats
Published: Friday, July 14th, 2017
When you step into Steven Huff’s office, you will notice many things. The wall of law books, the wall of liquor and spirits, the shelves full of cooking books, the framed issues of Sports Illust...
Kids Coolers
Published: Friday, July 14th, 2017
Ocean Water• 3 Tablespoons Water• 3 Tablespoons White Sugar• 1 Teaspoon Coconut Extract• (2) 12 Ounce Cans ofLemon Lime Soda• Blue Food Coloring• Swedish Fish candy ...

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Book Review
Published: Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Being a Midwest girl through and through, I was pleased to see Kitchens of the Great Midwest selected as this year’s One Book South Dakota title. I was born into a Norwegian/Swedish family and r...
Book Review
Published: Friday, July 14th, 2017
Here is a coming-of-age story with an assortment of elements frequently found in young adult novels. There is teen rebellion, distaste for parental guidance, foot stamping temper tantrums, a crush on...
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...

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10 FREE Things to Do in Yankton this Summer with the Kids!
Published: Friday, July 14th, 2017
It’s summer vacation and the kids are full of energy! Wondering what you can do to keep them entertained on a tight budget? Below are 10 fun things to do in Yankton with your kiddos that are abs...
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...

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10 FREE Things to Do in Yankton this Summer with the Kids!
Published: Friday, July 14th, 2017
It’s summer vacation and the kids are full of energy! Wondering what you can do to keep them entertained on a tight budget? Below are 10 fun things to do in Yankton with your kiddos that are abs...
Farm Wives – Then and Now
Published: Friday, July 14th, 2017
The life of a farm wife has changed considerably over the past 60 years, as I found when I sat down with my mother- and sisters-in-law Della Eickhoff, Cheri Eickhoff and Jennifer Eickhoff about their...
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...



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