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Moving message at Stevens graduation

At the Stevens High School graduation ceremony, Mr. Julius, the principal at Stevens, read a moving account by a student regarding his experiences at Stevens High School with the basketball team, football team, supportive coaches, caring teachers who have made him a better person, and the lifelong friends he made.

For listeners who wanted to know the identity of the student who wrote it, the writer is high school senior Jordan Lawrence who posted it on Facebook while he was waiting for his last final to begin.

Jordan will be attending Dickinson State University on a football scholarship this fall. We’re grateful to Mr. Julius for sharing Jordan’s Facebook posting with us.

Kathy Sundby

Rapid City

Johnson ready for Congress

In South Dakota, we only get one person to represent us in Congress. In order to fight for our state, our representative has to stand out amongst 434 other members. They must have the energy and the optimism to stand by bold solutions. We also expect the person we send to Washington to be humble, down-to-earth, and willing to listen to us. Our sole representative can’t conform to the ways of D.C. They need to remain a South Dakotan.

Dusty Johnson is someone who fits these descriptions. He is motivated by the right things. Throughout his time as Public Utilities Commissioner, Chief of Staff to Governor Daugaard, and Vice President of Vantage Point Solutions, Dusty has never been too busy or too important to return a phone call. He has remained humble and engaged in his community, serving in his church and on the Abbott House Board. He is a proven advocate of smaller government and fiscal responsibility; and he has been successful in both the private and public sectors.

That’s why I am supporting Dusty Johnson for Congress.

David Lust

Rapid City

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President's actions nearly indescribable

The president fires the FBI director who may be investigating his collusion with the Russians concerning the election. Then appears in a photo op with the Russian thought to be involved in the collusion. His press secretary hides in the bushes and he sends tweets threatening the ex-FBI director.

It is hard to find words to describe all this but thanks to a character in the TV series “Fargo” an appropriate one comes to mind: "Unfathomable Pinhead-ery." Thanks Nikki Swango.

Darryl Kooiman


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