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Sept. 4 comes and goes with a blur for many. For me there are three dates: Sept. 4, 1863; Sept. 4, 2016, and Sept. 4, 2022. This is really about the Indian Wars, which continue. I think it’s time to end the Indian Wars. It’s also time to understand that forensic facts, are not “critical race theory,” they are what happened. As school begins, let us ensure that history is taught, and that we make good choices today.
"I know 125 years isn't a long time in the whole scope of human history, but it's pretty impressive for this part of the world. What's more impressive to me is that the town hasn't just stayed alive but has recently found new and interesting ways to stay lively."
The lingering aroma of burnt leaves filled the air. We looked back to see a red glow over the horizon. The snake dance was over for another year, but the memory of those autumn days many years ago would remain with me forever.
We appear to be slightly ahead of last year in enrollment based on historical data. Enrollment continues to be a large focus for the district as we seek to increase our enrollment over the next couple of years.
“Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.” Say thank you to those mentors who shaped who you are today.
Nick Stromme recently gave a beeswax candle and beehive demonstration a local 4-H meeting. Stromme increased his family's beehives from 500 to 3,500 growing the commercial honey business while he and his wife Lisa also utilize the by-products of wax and bee pollen for new products they sell locally.
Like many farms of the late 1800s and early 1900s vintage, ours has several wooden outbuildings, each of them named to reflect their original function.
Suicide is a distressing public health issue that leaves a lasting impact on everyone. Most of us know someone who has been directly affected by suicide or a suicide attempt.