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DIMOCK -- Damages from Saturday's hailstorm are still being tallied, but for farmers like Doug Schoenfelder, 52, who lives at 40857 271st St, in rural Dimock, the weekend was one to remember — and forget. In just minutes last weekend, 9 foot-high acres of corn were shredded, and soybeans were pulverized. A small but powerful storm band with 2-inch-diameter hail struck an area between Dimock and Parkston Saturday. Rain totals were greatest in Mitchell, where 2.18 inches fell.
Open class entry winners in the Davison County 4-H Achievement Days competition are as follows:
PIERRE -- The bottom line that Gov. Dennis Daugaard gave to the South Dakota Lottery when he took office in 2011 was to make more money for state government. The fiscal 2013 sales report delivered Wednesday to the Lottery Commission showed one of the best performances in the agency's 26-year history. Norm Lingle, the lottery's executive director, said the totals as of the close of business June 30 marked the first time since 2008 that sales of all three games types -- lotto, scratch tickets and video lottery -- were up from the prior fiscal year.
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband, age 67, has had an increase in bowel movements in the past year or so. These are more watery or mucus-filled than ever before. They also are urgent. He had a colonoscopy that showed little, but the doctor recommended adding more fiber to my husband's diet, which we have done. He has had episodes of not making it to the toilet before the movement, thereby soiling himself. He is very frustrated and embarrassed. Are there any other dietary changes we can make? -- C.B.
Dear Heloise: After putting it off for too many years, we finally replaced our 15-year-old mattress and box spring set. We didn't have to break the bank. What a difference! If people think the aches and pains they have are just signs of old age and something to just live with, not true! It may just be your mattress.
WASHINGTON -- Three years out and you'd think the deed was done: Madame President Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton. She's everywhere these days because: (a) It's August; (b) Reporters are bored with President Obama; (c) Reporters are bored with Joe Biden; (d) Clintons are never boring. Correct. Op-ed columns are filled with advice about what Hillary needs to do. She needs a narrative. A message. It can't be that she's a Clinton or a woman. It has to be ... What? Here's a thought: She can save the world.
If I said John, Paul, George and Ringo, chances are you'd think "The Beatles.'' If I said George, though, would you automatically think George Harrison? Or might you think George Bush, George Washington, King George or even George Herman Ruth? Right, that last one is unlikely, but the others aren't impossible, are they? (And I say this as a huge Beatles fan, so don't think I'm being disrespectful of the Lads, just pondering fame, popularity and name recognition.)
Members of the Davison County Commission are on the right track when they say they want to address potential nuisance properties in a neighborhood on the extreme west end of Mitchell. During their meeting Tuesday, commissioners reacted to an anonymous complaint about alleged public nuisances in the area around the 1600 and 1700 blocks of West Third to West Sixth avenues. The complaint contends that some of the properties present public health hazards and that they are loaded with debris and abandoned vehicles and machinery, among other things.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A citizen committee in Rapid City says the $73 million needed for upgrades at the civic center's 36-year-old Barnett Arena would be better spent on a...