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OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers

CHEERS to everyone who participated in the Heart and Sole Cancer Walk last week at Mitchell Middle School.

The annual event is a great community fixture and brings people together for a wonderful cause. We featured three people who were honorary co-chairs in our newspaper, and we hope everyone had a chance to read their empowering stories. To battle and beat cancer is an amazing feat.

HISSES to some unsettling crime that made the news last week.

We reported on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder and first-degree kidnapping recently.

We recognize there's crime everywhere, but to see such violent and disturbing allegations in our region is more than troubling.

HISSES to Bon Homme County Sheriff Lenny Gramkow for firing his deputy at 7:01 p.m. Tuesday, one minute after polls closed on Election Day.

Deputy Mark Maggs and Gramkow were both running for the Bon Homme County sheriff spot, but Gramkow thought the best decision was to fire his employee. We don't know all the details and haven't gotten much comment from either Maggs or Gramkow, despite multiple attempts to get their sides of the story.

No matter what, the optics on this decision was bad from Gramkow. He may have a legitimate reason for firing Maggs — but because so few folks are talking right now, much remains a mystery. Perhaps we'll find out more information this week during a Thursday meeting.

CHEERS to all the folks who got out and voted on Tuesday.

Voting is a right, and to make a different in our community we all need to be involved. That means getting out and making your vote count when the booths open.

We hope the leaders elected will make sound decisions for our city.