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 By David Hoye    Opinion    November 24, 2022 

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If you live in this part of northwest Iowa, there is a good chance you have seen a parachute plane. The colorful chute is readily recognized with its brilliant colors including red, yellow, blue,...


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My workday begins every morning when most people are settled in for a good night’s sleep. I usually wake up before my alarm goes off at 2 a.m. My morning begins with a shave and shower, then...

 By David Hoye    Opinion    November 4, 2021

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When we first got Heidi, our chocolate Labrador, she learned quickly not to get too close to either our horses or our barn cats. After a few close misses with our most aggressive horse, she learned no...

 By David Hoye    Opinion    October 14, 2021

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As Cheri and I are closing in on our 50th anniversary, I have been reflecting on what has kept us together all these years. Here are some tips I have learned over the past five decades. 1. Your wife...

 By David Hoye    Opinion    June 24, 2021

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My wife Cheri and I, and our two children, had been living in a comfortable newer ranch-style home in Aberdeen, S.D., when through many different influences, we decided to take the plunge into horse...

 By David Hoye    Opinion    April 22, 2021

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We hear a lot about people who have bucket lists of the things they want to do or accomplish before they die. Unfortunately, bucket lists are much like New Year's resolutions – dreams without...


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Two years ago, an 18-month-old Catahoola Cur named Gabby became part of our family. We had been without a dog since the previous January, when our beloved chocolate Labrador Heidi left us. For the...


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