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Speirs Woodworks: 'You should see what I saw'

Posted April 15, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Speirs Woodworks:

‘You should see what I saw’

To say that Bill Speirs has a passion for what he does is almost an understatement. A visionary of sorts, Speirs, who is the owner of Speirs Woodworks in Miller, has an uncanny ability to see something in a piece of wood and then set out to create a work of art that is not only beautiful, but useful as well. “I see a unique piece of wood I like and I can see what I want to create out of it,” explained Speirs. “People tell me I’ve got a talent for that.”

The fact that all of Speirs woodwork is custom-made and never mass-produced, along with the

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    Hopkins to join Clinic and Hospital staff

    Posted April 15, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Dr. John Hopkins holds his son, Darren, age three; his wife Megan holds two year old daughter Audrey.

    John Hopkins, DO, a family practice physician, will be joining Avera Medical Group Miller and Avera

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    Gann Valley women convicted in death of toddler

    Posted April 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County States Attorney David Natvig announced Friday that a Brule County jury returned a verdict finding Donika Gonzales, 23, Gann Valley, guilty of first degree manslaughter, class C felony, up to life imprisonment in the

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    District 23 Candidate Forum planned in Miller

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    A District 23 South Dakota Legislative Primary Election Candidate Forum has been scheduled for April 28 in Miller at 7 p.m. This will be a great opportunity for District 23 residents to get acquainted with the five candidates, learn their stances on issues affecting

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    Miller celebrates girls and women in sports

    Posted April 1, 2014 at 8:08 pm

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    MILLER HIGH SCHOOL recognized our senior girls in sports at a recent basketball game, as part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). Pictured are Courtney Haaland, Christina Koeck, Amanda Lewellen, Jenna Heilman, Kayla Boomsma, and Shelby Lingscheit. Each girl received a t-shirt and

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    ‘Family Way Restaurant’ opens Wednesday

    Posted March 18, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Vicki L. Prentice | The Miller Press
    THE MELENDEZ CHILDREN are pictured with their parents: Hailey (on the table) and (from back to front) Keisha, Anthony, Kaitlin, and Karlie. Kaelub wasn’t available for the picture.

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    New @ the Library 3-19-14

    Posted March 18, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    After a long, cold winter, we are starting to think spring at the library! What better way to think spring than plants and gardening, and the Dakota Prairie Master Gardeners have donated two great books to the library along those lines. The first is

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    Large Hole on Broadway

    Posted March 11, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Mike Caviness | The Miller Press

    TERRY MANNING, city water department, examines the large hole that opened up on Broadway Avenue at the stoplight early Monday morning as a result

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    Wharton signs with University of Jamestown

    Posted February 11, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    University of Jamestown (Jamestown, N.D.) head football coach Shawn Frank announces the signing of Kris Wharton of Miller who will join the Jimmies’ roster beginning in the 2014 season.

    Five-foot-ten, 165 pounds Wharton was named Special Teams

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    AAU Wrestling

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    KELLAN HURD wrestled in his first State AAU tournament and earned an eighth place medal in the Bantam 45 division.

    OLIVER FRITZSCHE competed in the State Championship round , placing second in Tots 55.

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    2014 Miller Girls Track Team

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    2014 MILLER GIRLS’ TRACK TEAM (front, l-r): Maycee Mohr, Samantha Sporrer, Allison Hasart, Macee Fanning, Nicole Swartz; (back, l-r): Taylor Schlechter, Ashley Gasper, Brooke Fawcett, Shae Knox, Taica Blasdell, Megan Fiala, Shaly Werdel, Jennifer Kenaston.

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    Basketball Immortality

    Posted March 18, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Photos courtesy of Dawn Joy
    SBA senior standout Tricia Wilken scored her 1000th high school basketball point while helping her team defeat Lower Brule January 14.

    Something very special happened for a

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    Miller concludes successful first-ever youth volleyball season

    Posted March 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm

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    The Miller Girls’ 6th grade basketball team won the Watertown Boys’ and Girls’ Club Tourney March 8. Pictured, back, from left: Coaches Mark Ketelhut and Jerry VanZee, Kaliopie Ford, Abby Ketelhut, Kadye Fernholz, Vonna Gail Schlechter, Serena McKinistry, and Coach Kelly Fernholz. Front, from left: Rachel

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    Poking a sleeping bear

    Posted March 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Photo courtesy of Dawn Joy
    Mason Chapin, 44, fights Chamberlain’s Skyler Bertram, 31, for control of the ball during the Region 6A Championship. The Cubs defeated the Rustlers 80-52 for a berth in the State ‘A’ Tournament.

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    Flying the friendly skies still safe

    Posted March 18, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    With all the hype about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, please be aware that flight travel is still one of the safest modes of transportation around. According to my  pilot daughter, more road accidents occur ever day.

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    Legislative Highlights 2-19-14

    Posted February 18, 2014 at 6:42 pm

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    Last week the discussion centered on term limits and plausible reasoning for extending them. This week we need to visit why South Dakota needs to have a felony penalty for acts of severe animal cruelty. It becomes a matter of when outside groups

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