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Wednesday, June 13, 2007
On the Edge of Wetness
Keloland promised our area 2-6 inches of rain. Highmore got anywhere from 1.5 to 3 inches. Closer to Holabird, it gets slightly dryer. Darrel Hinkle reported 1.85 inches, while the Keloland rain gauge here at the home office showed a mere 1.55 inches.
The Onida area got dumped on. Parts of Highway 1804 in Sully County were under water this morning. There was a tornado in Potter County yesterday at about 5:30 pm. The tornado warning covered Gettysburg, Hoven and Lebanon. Our Publisher prayed for the Kirby family in that area, because he knew they'd do the same if there was a tornado here.We have heard no damage reports, so we assume the prayer worked.
Pancake Breakfast Cancelled
Our Publisher had planned on taking all of the Bloggers in the Hyde County area to a pancake breakfast this Saturday. Since nobody has accepted, he has decided to forget the whole thing. It's not all bad. Now he has an excuse to sleep in that day.
The Life and Times of Del Fisher
Delano “Del” G. Fisher, 62, Pierre, died Friday, June 8, 2007, at his home in Pierre. Visitation was Tue, June 12, 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Feigum-VanLith Funeral Home, Pierre. Funeral service was Wed, June 13, 2:00 pm, Community & Youth Involved Center, Fort Pierre. Interment followed at Scotty Philip Cemetery, Fort Pierre.
Delano “Del” G. Fisher was born March 24, 1945 to Adna and Gertie Fisher at Mobridge, SD. He was one of five children with two older sisters, Claudette and Marlene; and two younger brothers, Jeff and Tom. Del graduated from Mobridge High School in 1963 and went on to college at USD. He married Kaye Martin at Oakes, ND on June 1, 1968 and to this union were born three children, a son Shannon Todd, and two daughters, Nicole Dawn and Tara Lea.
While Del was in High School, he participated in speech, drama, football and wrestling. While a freshman in high school in 1959, Del became an announcer at KOLY Radio as a protégé of then owner and manager, the late Q. P. Coleman. He worked in that capacity throughout his high school years and right into college. It was a rocky road at first, but things smoothed out and it started a career that spanned 48 years. Del was on the air when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX, Nov. 22, 1963; when the Rapid City flood occurred June 9, 1972; and when the Twin Towers were brought down by terrorists Sept.11, 2001. Over the years, Del conducted thousands of interviews from FFA and 4-H Youth to entertainers to political figures including Presidents Reagan and Carter. Del covered events such as state fairs, winter shows, agriculture functions and conventions from Hawaii to Florida to Washington D.C. for over 35 years. Del also spoke and acted as master of ceremonies for many occasions, and he and his wife Kaye reached out to help people with life threatening illnesses by helping with benefits. Kaye and he shared food, clothing, and monetary gifts plus a great deal of prayer with those less fortunate in the area. Del was also known as the Wheeler Dealer and sold many items on KGFX.
Del also loved his fishing and hunting and the great outdoors…but his greatest love in this life was spending time with his grandchildren which didn’t happen very often because they lived far away in Alaska and Hawaii. He was presented the prestigious honor of being named “South Dakota Broadcaster of the Year” in 1999. Other honors included “Lion of the Year” in North Dakota, ND Game/Fish Habitat Award, ND Wildlife Society Recognition Award and Eagles Man of the Year Award in Valley City, ND. Many people enjoyed his singing talents in his band of eight years, “The Country Fish & Company” and his “Tribute to Elvis”. He also shared his vocal talents at funerals, weddings and special events.
Del is survived by his wife Kaye, his son Shannon (Monique) and grandson Christian of Honolulu, HI; his daughters Nicole Heuer and grandchildren Cole and Savannah of Fairbanks, AK; and Tara (Pastor Joe) Scriven of South Korea. Also surviving are a brother Jeff (Bonnie) of Aberdeen, SD, and two sisters, Claudette Christiansen of Loves Park, IL and Marlene Anawski of Sioux Falls, SD, plus a number of nieces, nephews, friends.
North of 40: Midlife temptations
by Red Green
As we go through puberty and reach adulthood, we are faced with many temptations. But when we hit midlife, they change. Here are a few temptations that are particularly intoxicating to the middle-aged man:
Dogs or people who don't speak;
Medicine cabinets;
Nothing to do.

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