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Life advice from a 30-year-old The Baby and the Bath-water

Posted August 14, 2018 at 5:31 pm

by Brendan Uhl

Technology has brought about tremendous change in the past few decades, and with it has come the liberalization of our social norms.

As a young adult, I have welcomed all of it. The rapid exchange of ideas, the extension of freedoms different segments of the population, the changes happening in drug policy: all of these I have applauded.

But as I age and learn (make mistakes), I’m beginning to wonder; what is it that we are giving up in exchange for a more liberal way of thinking?

What is it that we gave up when we threw out abstinence until marriage? I’m not so sure how

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    Wesley UMC congregation has new pastor

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “There’s never anything that’s normal but we have fun,” said Pastor Suzi Larson, who began leading the Wesley United Methodist Church congregation July 1.

    An example of the Aberdeen, S.D., native’s life is her March 31 wedding to Donn Larson of Hudson, S.D.

    Larson wore her daughter’s wedding dress — not a typical daughter wearing her mother’s wedding dress.

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    Akron Chiropractic Center From adjustments to alternative medicine

    It’s been 33 years since Dr. Tim Allard opened Akron Chiropractic Center at 220 Reed St. on April 8, 1985.

    Chiropractic services have evolved to include wholistic, alternative medical services in addition to chiropractic care, all provided by Allard.

    He was just finishing up chiropractic training when Ronelle Kelly of Akron called looking for a doctor of chiropractic to replace Dr. Jon K. Chicoine who was leaving Akron. It

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    The Akron Hometowner – More than just newsprint

    It’s your community’s hometown news source.

    And the best part is The Akron Hometowner is locally-owned by

    community members who not only report the news but truly care about

    their communities.

    The Akron Hometowner was started as a dream in 2001 by Dodie and Joe Hook of rural


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    Welch Repair & Tire fixing cars, trucks, tractors, tires…everything

    “We fix everything,” said Welch Repair & Tire co-owner Jerod Welch.

    “Just ask,” said his wife, Tracy, who is co-owner and Service Manager at their 100 Norka Drive location in Akron.

    At Welch Repair & Tire, Mechanics Sean Gallaugher and Randy Frerichs fix autos, ATVs, trucks, small engines (lawn mowers, weed eaters, and chain saws), farm tractors and equipment, and even firefighters’ overshoes.


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    50 years together

    Help Bill and Kathy Joseph celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, July 29 at the United Church of Christ Church in Alcester, SD. An Open House will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. The couple requests no gifts.

    Bill and Kathy were married July 19, 1968, in Westfield, Iowa, and have resided in or near Alcester since that time.

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    Advice for high school students and young adults by Brendan Uhl

    You don’t have to have it all figured out.

    You don’t have to know what you want to do when you grow up, and if you think you know, you can change your mind at any time. This is your life, and as far as we know you only get one, so do what makes you happy, as long as you can be a decent human being while doing it.

    You don’t have

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    14th Annual Heritage Music Fest coming July 21 in Elk Point

    Enjoy a day of a variety of country, gospel, classic rock and roll music Saturday, July 21 at the air-conditioned Elk Point-Jefferson School Middle School Gym, 402 S. Douglas, from 11 am – 9:00 p.m.

    Featured artists will be nationally renowned Nashville Singer/Songwriter Terry S. Smith who is famous for Johnny Cash’s recording of “Far Side Banks of Jordan”. He is also the National Traditional Country Music Association Songwriter of the Year in 1995 and 1996. A Songwriter with a Different Touch” is a superior performer

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    Akron Care Center Caring hands, loving hearts

    When therapy or nursing care is needed, Akron has a five-star rated private living apartment room just for you or your loved one.

    The Akron Care Center is a 45-room certified Medicaid and Medicare care facility for people needing short-term stays after hospitalization to long-term nursing care.

    In the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services’ rating system, the Akron Care Center’s staff received a high quality rating, increasing the

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    90th birthday celebration

    Joyce Thorson of Akron will turn 90 on Sept. 28. In honor of this, her family is holding an early Open House on Sat., July 14, 2-3:30 p.m. at Security National Bank Community Room, Akron.

    All of Joyce’s children will be present: Marc Thorson of Akron; Melinda Wickman of Webster Grove, MO, Martha Morin of Akron; Mason Thorson of Rapid City, SD, and Mary Joyce Newkirk of Riverside, IA.