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Rough dark leaves grazed my face and arms and made me itch. Toes sank into the black South Dakota dirt as I trudged between rows of tall fibrous stalks. more
“You know it used to was even hotter than it is right now, don’t you?” Windy looked up from his lunch. more
It was Doc who first noticed Dud's strange behavior.  I was too busy trying to drop an elk-hair caddis fly, size 16, just beyond that big smooth rock on Lewis Creek. more
On the top of my right foot there is a small triangle-shaped scar. Scars usually have stories to tell. more
Two kids were arguing just outside my window the other day. Now that school’s out, they have more time for the important issues of life, of course. This time, the subject was ghosts and whether or not they are real. more
The year: 1962. The place: The Pheasant Bar, Winner, South Dakota. Seven young linemen sat in corner booths at the back. more
Last week’s weather was enough to make one lose her cool. “Heat index up to 110…” The heat index is how hot it really feels when humidity is factored in with the actual air temperature. more
The annual Fourth of July parade through our town began this year with a mystery. You see, a couple of the boys cornered Jimmy Angles yesterday down by Lewis Creek and hit him in the mouth. more
It’s always good to know there are things in life we can count on. more
An afternoon rain shower put an end to field work one warm day in early June. Delmer and the neighbor boys grabbed the opportunity to patrol the shelter belt for deer trails and broods of young pheasants. more
It is time for me to bid farewell to so many readers, contributors, and friends – but I can’t believe that it is time to say goodbye. I have resigned from the Missouri Valley Times News, The Dunlap Reporter, and The Mapleton Press. more
We live in the information age. One can ask a question by speaking into a phone or entering a few key strokes. Within seconds, a plethora of particulars flashes across the screen. Sometimes the … more
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