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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 Hand County Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Hopkins and his wife Megan will be moving to Miller in July from Greeley, Colorado, where he is completing his residency. He received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in June 2011 and since has been completing his family medicine residency at the North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program.

Hopkins will join physicians Steve Schroeder, MD, and Michelle Turner, MD and nurse practitioners Michele Wieseler, NPC, Cassie Gutzmer, NPC, and Karen Runge, NPC at Avera Medical

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    Card games, pool, Snooker, and a good attendance at the April breakfast made up the week of happenings at the Friendship Center.

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    We are planning a “Baked

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    Warmer weather making
    people think about planting gardens Ree Heights 4-16-14

    The weather this past week has been one that says that spring is definitely here, but we could still get another snow storm before the warm weather comes to stay for awhile. The temperature got up into the 80’s on Wednesday and into the 70’s some of the other days, which makes people want to be outside to do the yard work that has been waiting for them. It also makes people think about getting ready to plant a garden. It is really too early to start a garden outside, but if you are

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    Snowstorm gives Mary McCartney’s extra day with family Miller Manor News 4-16-14

    Did you know…that according to the Guiness Book of World Records, the largest Easter egg ever made was just over 25-ft. high, and made of chocolate and marshmallow? The egg weighed 8,968 lbs., and was supported by an internal steel frame.

    Mary McCartney’s company on Sunday, Mar. 30, was her son, Gene McCartney, Rock Springs, Wyo., and her grandson, Alex Shavalia, Big Piney, Wyo. They got snowed in, due to the snowstorm on Monday, so they didn’t leave until Tuesday.

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    W-W Prom

    Submitted by Darcy Langbehn

    Wolsey – Wessington High School Seniors pose in front of the decorations at Wolsey – Wessington Prom April 5th, 2014. For more pictures check out page 4



    5 Years Ago (2009)

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    Zack Lindblad, age 12, son of Vern Lindblad of Wolsey, was confirmed April 1 at First Presbyterian Church in Wolsey. Zack

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    What Stefanie didn’t know was that while they were having this fun time, her husband, Marty, and Tracie’s fiancé, Charles, were frantically running around hanging decorations and collecting food for

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    Butterfly Ball

    Wes and Faith Nelson, rural Wolsey, share a father/daughter dance.

    Wolsey mother Brandi Hoverson and daughter Lily dance at the Butterfly Ball.

    Camille Rearick of Wolsey and Josephine Schwarzendruber of Miller pose during the Butterfly Ball.

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    Wessington’s Tammy and Keith Skinner and daughter Ally enjoy a dance together at the Butterfly Ball, hosted by the Wolsey-Wessington Preschool. Approximately 100 father/daughter

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    “The quiz bowl is a fun way for high school students to learn about safety on the farm or ranch,” said Doug Sombke, South Dakota Farmers Union President, of the Jeopardy

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