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Daily Republic Quips of the Year

A "quip," according to various dictionaries, is a witty remark. The Daily Republic scans its content each week to find a Quip of the Week that publishes every Saturday on the Opinion page. Jan. 10 "We might never have a professional football team...

A "quip," according to various dictionaries, is a witty remark.

The Daily Republic scans its content each week to find a Quip of the Week that publishes every Saturday on the Opinion page.

Jan. 10

"We might never have a professional football team in South Dakota or have a lot of fancy department stores. But we have food here."

- South Dakota State University Extension Community Development Field Specialist Kari O'Neill, on the potential for regional food hubs in the state.

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Jan. 31

"He couldn't play football ever. He's soft as cotton."

- Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway on friend and fellow South Dakota native Mike Miller, of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Feb. 7

"It was one of those games where we couldn't throw the ball in the ocean, but we played good defense."

- Dakota Wesleyan University's women's coach Jason Christensen.

Feb. 14

"If you got it, a road brought it. There's not much that's parachuted in."

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- District 20 Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, on the importance of funding for roads and bridges.

Feb. 28

"I did a belly flop. I have no idea why."

- Scott Andal, McCook Central/Montrose's head wrestling coach, on his reaction to heavyweight wrestler Alan Tuschen winning the state title at the 2002 Class B state wrestling tournament.

March 28

"There are people here that I know don't even like each other, and they are high-fiving together."

- Jim Bridge, Hanson High School superintendent and athletic director, on the Hanson boys basketball team winning the Class B state championship title for the first time since 1986.

April 18

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"There's only so many cucumbers you can give a friend and still have them call you a friend."

- Gary Oppenheimer, founder and executive director of AmpleHarvest.org, speaking about reducing food waste.

May 2

"You want to ask (the bullies) 'Why are you picking on me? I don't have any Cheetos.' "

- Jimmy Sanchez, who owns Sanchez Martial Arts in Wagner, on teaching youth how to defend themselves.

July 11

"Time and frustration."

- Mike Klarenbeek, of Gregory, on what goes into building a drone.

July 25

"He'd be like a Michelin baby."

- Sabreena Brakke, on her son, MarcJon, and how big he might be had he not been born 14 1/2 weeks premature.

Aug. 1

"If it was a dog or a skunk, they would have marked their area with their leg in the air."

- Terry Grosz, on some of his family members becoming territorial about their job at the annual Grosz pickle party.

Sept. 5

"We used to pull up to meets and the other teams would say 'Thank god Mitchell is here, somebody will get last.' "

- Mitchell High School head cross country coach Keith Christensen.

Sept. 12

"If you go to a doctor and he amputates the wrong leg, you don't go back to the same doctor to fix the problem."

- City Councilman Mel Olson, on City Council using the same contractor to re-do parts of the Corn Palace floors.

Oct. 31

"I'm not going to run around the lake for nothing."

- Chuck Eilts, on deciding to turn a challenge to run around Lake Mitchell into a run/bicycle ride to raise funds for the Angel Tree program.

Nov. 7

"I have to tell you, the contractors, they might be laughing at us."

- Mitchell resident Carey Clark on he and his son, Justin, building a house together from scratch.

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