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2020Listing And Selling Homes During The Pandemic
Published: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
The Meridian Association of REALTORS®, which services the surrounding communities, has been working hard at implementing new methods of listing and selling homes during the pandemic. With uncertai...
Through The Lens
Published: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Ever felt that exhilarating rush of curiosity that hits you when looking down a not so well traveled road and spotting in the distance an old barn, farmhouse, or a country schoolhouse. Much of the app...
A Professor And Published Poet
Published: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Poetry is a topic that many people see as black and white. You either love it or hate it. Sometimes you get the deeper meaning and sometimes you don’t. There are times a deeper meaning isn&rsquo...
Strives To Increase Awareness Of NF1
Published: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Naomi Cuka thought it was odd when a discolored circle suddenly appeared on the stomach of her 12-month old son, Westin. Thinking it might be ringworm, she brought him in to see a pediatrician, who th...
A Tradition Of Travel
Published: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
A passport full of multi-colored stamps from many faraway countries is the dream of many, but a reality for Dr. Rich Lofthus. He’s led college sponsored trips to just about all the major countri...
Passionately Promoting South
Published: Saturday, March 21st, 2020
As Director of Yankton’s Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (CVB), Nebraska-born Kasi Haberman passionately promotes South Dakota.As one of four recipients of the 2020 South Dakota Departme...
Yankton’s Champion
Published: Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Carmen SchrammAs a former retail business manager, Executive Director of Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce Carmen Schramm is well acquainted with the challenges small business owners face.As she assist...
Willowdale Pottery
Published: Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Dan BartosWatching Dan Bartos transform a cold, hard, chunk of gray clay into a graceful vase, in a matter of minutes is awe-inspiring. While holding an engaging conversation he appears to not be focu...
Learning From Teaching Experience
Published: Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Dan Hunhoff and his daughter Abbey knew the goal in their trip to Haiti was to teach others. What they didn’t know was that they, themselves, would also be learning at the same time. Abbey grins...
Tractor Club Not Just A Place for Men
Published: Saturday, March 21st, 2020
You’d never know it was the coldest day of winter so far because inside Marlene Becker’s home it was filled with warm hearts and camaraderie.Fellow members of the Tri State Old Iron Associ...
A Passion For Serving Those In Need
Published: Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Joe TielkeSharply dressed, very polite and well spoken, Joe Tielke’s passion for help...
Winter’s Beauty
Published: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
Most of us dread the season of winter each year. We cringe at the very thought of subzero temperatures, shoveling snow from our driveways and sidewalks, and driving on icy roads and streets. I will be...
Team TwoPack
Published: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
The Ragnar Tennessee Road is a relay race that takes place in Tennessee. It is about 200 miles in distance and lasts two days and one night. It consists of two types of teams, a regular team that is m...
Kings of Oblivion
Published: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
The Yankton band, The Kings of Oblivion, have provided a unique contribution to the local music scene since their formation in 2007. The dulcet duo are James Dean and Eric Beringer. The name may...
Food   Fun With The Huffs
Published: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
When it comes to selecting meat for a meal, Steve and Tracy Huff don’t believe in just one offering. For our Her Voice gathering, the Huffs paired Cornish game hens with spare ribs. Other t...
A Lifetime Of Teaching Impacts the Lifetimes Of Many
Published: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
For 53 years, Myrtle Anderson has influenced an impressive number of students. Now a young 99 years of age, she looks back happily on her career and can recall much of it in detail, filling in any gap...
GFP’s Voorhees Named In Top Young Aquaculture Professionals Worldwid...
Published: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
Jill Voorhees, a biologist at McNenny State Fish Hatchery in Spearfish, was recently named one of the Top 10 Under 40 Aquaculture Professionals by Hatchery International. Jill was recognized for her r...
Through The Lens
Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
A few weeks ago, I helped move my mom from Sioux Falls to Rapid City, traveling west on I-90, I see an enormous metal sculpture of a bull’s head and I am reminded of visiting Porter’s Scul...
Yankton Area Literacy Council
Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
If you are reading this article, you are blessed with the gift of sight and being able to read. For most, reading is second nature. A skill we take for granted.Imagine your day from the time you wake...
Roger Huntley: A Master at Creating Art from Sticks and Stones
Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Roger Huntley is a man blessed with many talents. Born in Yankton, South Dakota, he is the oldest of Henry and Edna’s six children. It was while working alongside his father that Roger began to...
Living...
Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Getting in the Christmas spirit is something Michelle and Ryan List do well; from the outside of their home to the inside, they love making everything look festive and cheery.The house is Michelle&rsq...
Getting Steamed
Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
For their latest Her Voice meal, Steve and Tracy Huff got into some hot water — on purpose.While still using their smoker and oven, the Yankton culinary couple unveiled a new addition to their c...
Thanksgiving Tradition Going Strong
Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
What started as a small family gathering on Thanksgiving Day more than 50 years ago has multiplied in size and continues to be a holiday tradition. The best part? I’m lucky enough to be a part o...
Friends of GSC National Volunteers Of The Year
Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) named the recipients for the 2019 AHCA/NCAL Awards program. They were pleased to announce the 2019 Group Volunt...
Through The Lens
Published: Friday, September 20th, 2019
As a teenager living in Bon Homme County, I must have driven past this old metal building with the broken letters spelling out Perkins on the front of it, at least a dozen times and never once thought...
Tanzania: Travel with a Purpose
Published: Friday, September 20th, 2019
This summer held more adventure than usual for the six Yankton High School students and their teacher, Mrs. Kaiti Ladwig. They traveled to Tanzania for a service learning trip that began June 10 and e...
Educated Driven and Direct
Published: Friday, September 20th, 2019
Take a moment and imagine it is 1865 and you a thirteen-year old young girl. Your sister, two brothers, and you are growing up in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, a populated area located across the Ohio Rive...
Porter the Hoarder and Rebecca Swift
Published: Friday, September 20th, 2019
Rebecca Swift, who now lives in Bridgewater, is a makeup artist, social media director for independent films, performs in her band Trabecca, and is a mom to three, but she is also the creator and illu...
Mead: A Center Preserving Our Heritage Through Culture and Education
Published: Friday, September 20th, 2019
If you have not visited the Mead Cultural Education Center, put it on the top of your list for things to do in Yankton! The building is an amazing architectural structure and home to the history museu...
Contact Center Serves Many Needs
Published: Friday, September 20th, 2019
The Contact Center has been a great resource for numerous people in our community, serving various needs. I visited with Jennifer Adamson about her sixteen years with the program, the past 10 years se...
Making Communitites a Lively and Beautiful Place
Published: Thursday, July 18th, 2019
With the month of July comes the recognition of Parks & Recreation employees across the country, all of whom work toward the common goal of making their communities a lively and beautiful place.Th...
Artists Among Us
Published: Thursday, July 18th, 2019
After a long buying trip in the heat of June traveling the winding roads of the Black Hills, Mom and I landed back in Rapid City with a trailer full of one-of-a-kind artwork created by local artists....

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Poetry
Published: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Service in ScrubsClocking into work for another long shift Waiting for the news, knowing there will be a new twist.How many people will become infected today?“Don’t let me bring this to my...
An Unexpected Hobby
Published: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Tom Cihak opened a gift from his son, Mike, and wasn’t sure what to think.As his wife, Rogene, recalls now, he didn’t think much about it at first.It was a Lego kit.Tom had never really sh...
Love, Compromise, and a Sense of Humor
Published: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Margaret & Bill Bartels have learned compromise over their 44 years of marriage. When I asked about how they met, they laughed. I knew this was going to be one good story. They were a fun couple t...
Through The Lens
Published: Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Easter Sunday of 2012, not to be at home alone for the holiday, I set out towards Pickstown, S.D. into Nebraska as a friend told me of some abandoned structures that I needed to see for myself. A bit...
A Man With A Message
Published: Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Albert FernandezIf you want to become a better parent, friend or teacher, you should spend some time with Albert Fernandez. If he doe...
Learning From Teaching Experience
Published: Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Dan Hunhoff and his daughter Abbey knew the goal in their trip to Haiti was to teach others. What they didn’t know was that they, themselves, would also be learning at the same time. Abbey grins...
The Slama Family: A Journey in understanding Fragile X Syndrome
Published: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
The Slama family are like many other families, busy trying to juggle work, family time, outside activities and everything in between. The Slamas are unique from many though, in that they often h...
A Voice Links Cultures Together
Published: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
Truly a voice for someone, Michele Huber plays a crucial role in the deaf community, using her talent in Sign Language to help them communicate freely with others.Huber’s interest in the field s...
Boomsma’s Using Their Heartache to Help Others
Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Troy and Sarah Boomsma welcomed me into their beautiful and cozy home on a cool, intermittently rainy afternoon to share their story about their son Jaxon.It was the most heartbreaking interview I hav...
Friends of GSC National Volunteers Of The Year
Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) named the recipients for the 2019 AHCA/NCAL Awards program. They were pleased to announce the 2019 Group Volunt...
Tanzania: Travel with a Purpose
Published: Friday, September 20th, 2019
This summer held more adventure than usual for the six Yankton High School students and their teacher, Mrs. Kaiti Ladwig. They traveled to Tanzania for a service learning trip that began June 10 and e...
Educated Driven and Direct
Published: Friday, September 20th, 2019
Take a moment and imagine it is 1865 and you a thirteen-year old young girl. Your sister, two brothers, and you are growing up in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, a populated area located across the Ohio Rive...
Lifelong Learning
Published: Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Pam VanMeeteren never imagined she’d be in college for twenty-seven years, especially while caring for her family of four children, Alissa, Brian, Abbey, and Ashley with her husband; Jeff. All t...
You May Call Me Earl...
Published: Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Have you ever stood in a store all by yourself reading captions on greeting cards laughing hysterically (if you have not, I highly recommend it)? How about looking at, touching, and admiring pieces of...

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Huffs: Happy Anniversary To Us!
Published: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Most couples wouldn’t choose to spend their anniversary in self-isolation during a pandemic.Then again, Steve and Tracy Huff aren’t just any couple.They chose to spend their March 28 anniv...
Food   Fun With The Huffs
Published: Saturday, March 21st, 2020
For Steve and Tracy Huff, breakfast means more than great food — although that was the huge draw in our Saturday morning brunch.We greeted the weekend with fresh fruit, French toast, veggie egg...
Food   Fun With The Huffs
Published: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
When it comes to selecting meat for a meal, Steve and Tracy Huff don’t believe in just one offering. For our Her Voice gathering, the Huffs paired Cornish game hens with spare ribs. Other t...
Getting Steamed
Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
For their latest Her Voice meal, Steve and Tracy Huff got into some hot water — on purpose.While still using their smoker and oven, the Yankton culinary couple unveiled a new addition to their c...
Food   Fun With The Huffs
Published: Friday, September 20th, 2019
When they attended a recent wedding, Steve and Tracy Huff brought the ultimate gift — the meal.And we’re not talking about paying for the catering.The Huffs wanted to provide a special tou...
Food   Fun With The Huffs
Published: Thursday, July 18th, 2019
For a special meal, Steve and Tracy Huff believe you sometimes need to put some mussel into it — or clams or any other kind of seafood.The Huffs have shared some of their favorite dishes featuri...

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Strives To Increase Awareness Of NF1
Published: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Naomi Cuka thought it was odd when a discolored circle suddenly appeared on the stomach of her 12-month old son, Westin. Thinking it might be ringworm, she brought him in to see a pediatrician, who th...
A Man With A Message
Published: Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Albert FernandezIf you want to become a better parent, friend or teacher, you should spend some time with Albert Fernandez. If he doe...
Cindy Welch: A Familiar Face At JoDean’s Steak House
Published: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
JoDean’s Steakhouse has been known by many from its radio jingle as “A South Dakota Tradition”. The Neilson’s restaurant was always a family run business from day one wit...
The Gullikson Brothers Band: A Family Tradition
Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Ernie and Gary Gullikson would probably never have guessed that they would still be rocking live music to happy audiences for over fifty years, but that is what they do indeed. The brothers play regul...
Thanksgiving Tradition Going Strong
Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
What started as a small family gathering on Thanksgiving Day more than 50 years ago has multiplied in size and continues to be a holiday tradition. The best part? I’m lucky enough to be a part o...
A Raccoon In the Family
Published: Friday, September 20th, 2019
When cruising down the residential streets of Yankton, it’s common to see lots of walkers with their family, friends, and furry canines enjoying nice weather. But it’s not often that the o...
More Than a Family Bond
Published: Friday, September 20th, 2019
Judy Willcut and two of her daughters share more than a genetic bond, they all followed a career of teaching. Even more noteworthy, they all specialize in Special Education.The reward of a high school...
Digging Down To Her Roots
Published: Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Though Sheri Burrell didn’t grow up in this area, she’s not a stranger to it. She and her family spent every summer visiting here while she was growing up; Burrell’s father was raise...

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Dare to Lead
Published: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
I love audiobooks. I especially enjoy non-fiction books read by the author. In the time before social distancing, I would listen to books during my drive to work, on my lunch break, while doing errand...
Trail Of Lightning
Published: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
CAPTIONThe world is flooded after sea-levels rise and everything is thrown into post-apocalyptic chaos. During this time, the Diné build a wall around what was once the Navajo reservation. This...
The Mother-In-Law
Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
If you enjoy Liane Moriarty’s books like Big Little Lies or The Husband’s Secret, you need to read Sally Hepworth’s The Mother-In-Law! (Side note: My favorite Moriarty book is What A...
The Name of the Wind
Published: Friday, September 20th, 2019
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss is the first of an ongoing trilogy, The Kingkiller Chronicle.The series takes fantasy to a whole new level with an extraordinary amount of detail, astonishing...

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Micki’s Meanderings
Published: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Hello Her Voice Readers,It’s difficult to know what to say during these strange and trying times. Never in my lifetime have I seen anything like this. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly created...
Micki's Meanderings
Published: Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Happy Spring! I can only speak for myself when I say I am so ready for spring and summer. I know, it’s been a fairly mild winter and I’m not really complaining. I’m just ready f...
Micki’s Meanderings
Published: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
Happy New Year Fantastic Her Voice Readers!As I look on the New Year it’s a reminder of how blessed I am to have met some of the amazing people over my lifetime. So very thankful!I wrote this ab...
Micki’s Meanderings
Published: Friday, September 20th, 2019
Hello Her Voice Readers,I sometimes struggle with what to share with you and of course this time was no different however I got to thinking…we are in the WORD business. Since 1977 I have been i...
Micki's Meanderings
Published: Thursday, July 18th, 2019
45 Years? Really??I mentioned in our last issue of Her Voice that I would be going “home” to Rock Rapids, Iowa for my class reunion. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact...

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Living...
Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Getting in the Christmas spirit is something Michelle and Ryan List do well; from the outside of their home to the inside, they love making everything look festive and cheery.The house is Michelle&rsq...



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