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Friday, August 25, 2006
VOL. V Issue 8L
Lund Does A Dedrick
Doug Lund,(pictured left, courtesy of Keloland.com) South Dakota's answer to Dick Clark, has announced that he will retire from Keloland News effective December 29, 2006. That is 10 years to the day when Dave Dedrick did the same. Lund will leave behind an impressive body of work behind in his 32 year career as a journalist, historian, and elder statesman of Keloland. It was clear that he did what he loved and loved what he did. There was a legend that went something like, as a boy, Lund asked Captain 11 himself "How's the TV business". To which the Captain replied, "Well Kid, I think it's here to stay". All of us here at the Holabird Advocate hope that Mr. Lund has inspired also some other Keloland youth to make a mark in "The TV Business". It's a cinch that whoever they get to replace him will not be 10% the anchor he was, but they'll give it a good try. Just don't do like CBS and hire Meagan Dorsch!
Tornadoes Hit Countryside
A system of tornadoes from North of Onida to Huron kept law enforcement, Keloland Storm Chasers, and rural residents hopping yesterday afternoon into last night. None of us here at the Holabird Advocate heard of any deaths or injuries, but there was plenty of property damage to go around. Don Hinkle heard about the tornado in the Wolsey area on his own noon news in California, and check in with us to see how Holabird stood the storm. The Ponderosa didn't even get a stiff breeze last night, but Harold and Mary Hinkle did see the first tornado in Sully County. Too bad they were without a camera.
My Take on the Schwan Situation
by Jerry Hinkle, Publisher
Holabird Advocate Newsblog
A lot of so called experts are upset that Jodi Schwan, a former Keloland political reporter who is in no way related to the Schwans Ice cream fortune (she let me know that in no uncertain terms), is working as the Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Sioux Falls at a rather impressive salary. She is making more money than Mayor Munson. She's making more money than me and I'm working two jobs, but that not the issue.
The issue is does Ms. Schwan, who has no prior political experience, and is only 26 years of age with only her work experience at Keloland behind her, deserve a $98,000 salary. The answer is: YES! Sure, 98K sounds like a lot of money for a novice, but the Mayor must think she's worth it. Heck even Steve Hemmingsen, who knows more about her than all of these "experts" put together, thinks she will do well with this new undertaking. Could it be that there is a "sour grapefest" going on here. I think so!
So congratulations, Ms. Schwan, and good luck! You may well need it! We should get together next time I'm in Sioux Falls. Like say when gas is back down to $1.50/gal. In the meantime, go get 'em!You Never Know
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