Happy Trails to you, until we meet again….

Posted July 5, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Friday, June 28, marked the end of an era, when Miller’s large, well-known “Cowboy” was removed, and hauled to a new location on a flatbed trailer. Although the dismantling wasn’t publicized, quite a number of onlookers still were on hand to watch and take pictures.

The Cowboy has an interesting history.

Way back when, in 1966, Jean DeHaven from Wessington led a mule train caravan 1,800 miles-from Death Valley in California back to Wessington, S.D. The 10 teams of mules comprising the mule train made the trek in about four months. The trip was undertaken to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Park Service.

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    K & K Greenery changing scenery for 35 years

    What started somewhat as a hobby grew into a business that has flourished for three and a half decades.

    Now, after 35 years of providing top service to their gardening customers, Orville Kleinsasser and William Kost (K & K) have sold K & K Greenery, and are looking forward to having some time to take life a little easier and “smell the flowers.”

    Orville Kleinsasser, originally

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    Bushfield unveiling scheduled for June 14

    Unveiling of the first three statues for the Trail of Governors at Pierre is scheduled for Thursday, June 14 at 1 p.m. at the Capitol Rotunda.

    The first three to be placed along the trail are the first South Dakota governor, Arthur C. Mellette (1889-1893); Harlan J. Bushfield (1939-1943); and Walter D. Miller (1993-1995).

    According to Rick Jensen, president of the Trail of Governors Foundation, the unveiling ceremony will take about an hour.

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    New year, new leadership at SBA

    Ruth A. Moller|The Miller Press

    NEW SBA SUPERINTENDENT Jason Watson stands in front of the multi-purpose building, now under construction as the first phase of the campus building project.

    New year, new leadership at SBA

    Another school year is underway at Sunshine Bible Academy, and a new superintendent is on board. Larry Mehlhaff, who has served as superintendent for

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