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Saturday, October 13, 2007
Rise and Shine? Tell it to the Sun!

It was a late night for Jerry Hinkle. He got off work at 11:59 pm. He wasn't tired, so he studied for his Classics of Christian thought Midterm for a little over an hour. After getting out of bed at 10 am, he went to check the mail. He got a notice that a package from his aunt, Joan Hansen needs his signature, so he went to the Post Office, only to find out they close at 10 am on Saturday. Looks like next Monday he'll have to go again.
On his way to the Public Library, he noticed that the sky was cloudy. He thought of going back to bed, but duty calls, and here we are.
Just where is Wagner
It has been reported that on Oct. 26-27 in Wagner, South Dakota, there will be a Lay Speaker Training. The Advanced Class, "Lay Speakers are Servant Leaders" will be led by former Highmore United Methodist Pastor Phil Lint. Our Publisher would just about risk losing his Job at Pizza Hut to be part of that class. Too bad he can't go, because he doesn't have a South Dakota road map. There is also nobody around who will tell him where to go. Which is unusual for him
Postcard from Home
by Mary Hinkle

We worked calves here on Monday. Ron helped again. Tuesday we went to Emil's funeral. I helped with the lunch and took care of the flowers. Wednesday I made 18 kuchen to take some into the Make and Bake Craft Show on Saturday. Today I made apple butter and apple jelly out of the apples Dad and Darrel got on a farm near Clark when Darrel delivered the old red cab over truck he had sold. Darrel has been hauling in the haystacks. Dad has been doing whatever around the farm. Everyone here is fine. Saturday is the craft show so tomorrow I have to go in and mark the spaces and set up the tables. Dad, Mike & Betty, George Sharp and Lee Straight will help. I also have to make some sour cream raisin pies for the craft show so the next two days will be busy. Sunday is pot luck after church. I'm glad that you are doing good at school. Keep up the good work. Love, Mom

The Life and Times of Emil Eckstien

Emil A. Eckstein, 87, of Highmore, SD died October 4, 2007 at Ft. Meade VA Medical Center. Emil Andrew Eckstein was born October 25, 1919, on a farm in Union Township in Hyde Country, SD, to John and Rose (Menhart) Eckstein. Emil grew up in Hyde County and worked for various farmers and ranchers. In the thirties, Emil thought he was "getting up in the world" when his wages increased to $1.25 per hour. At the age of 22, on April 8, 1942, Emil entered the Army and was assigned to heavy artillery as a gunner. During World War II, he spent 2 1/2 years guarding the Panama Canal. He was honorably discharged from service on November 5, 1945. Following his return home he married Betty Davis on April 8, 1946. They made their home in Eden Township until they purchased Betty's home place in the mid-fifties. Their life together had a bumpy start as their crops were burned out the first year. and hailed out the second year. Things could only get better from here. Together they survived and continued farming and ranching until 1975. Emil and Betty have been married for 61 years. As a young man Emil played catcher for the North Hyde baseball team. Due to his competitive spirit, he and his friends were delighted when beating the opposing team. Emil served as the Clerk of Valley Township for 44 years. Throughout his entire life he enjoyed hunting, fishing, running trap lines and playing cards. Emil was a master at repair and could fix anything with bailing wire and a piece of twine. He also loved working with wood and made several items for his family and friends. Emil is survived by his wife, Betty Eckstein of Highmore; four daughters: JaNean Ryan of Golden, CO; Shirley and Jim Marquette of Omaha, NE; Evelyn and Johnny Gluhm of White Sulpher Springs, MT; and Peggy Jo and Scott Koskie of Wellington, CO; six grrandsons: Josh and Melissa Gluhm, Chad Gluhm, Matt and Deanna Marquette, Rob Ryan, Steve Ryan, and Justin Koskie; four great-grandchildren: Jaleigh, Brandon, and Aidan Gluhm, and Nathan Marquette. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose Eckstein, and one son-in-law, Bruce Ryan.

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