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TU women's basketball: Golden Hurricane makes late plays, wins 64-61 a

Tatyana Perez scored 17 points and Erika Wakefield added 12 Saturday to lift Tulsa to a 64-61 victory over South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. The back-and-forth affair featured 15 lead changes and eight ties. TU (5-6) trailed by one in the final ... More Info...

Tulsa Golden Hurricane upends South Dakota women

VERMILLION – If the South Dakota women were looking a fiery and impressive start to a three-game homestand heading into the holiday break it’s safe to say they’re still looking. Against a Tulsa team that has done nothing extraordinary so far this ... More Info...

South Dakota hangs on against the Eags

The Eastern Washington University men's basketball team couldn't quite get over the hump, and ended up falling 75-73 to South Dakota from the Summit League on Sunday (Dec. 10) in Vermillion, S.D. After rallying from a 13-point deficit in the first half ... More Info...

University of South Dakota will offer lower tuition to Nebraskans

SIOUX CITY | The University of South Dakota in Vermillion will offer first-year and transfer students from the state of Nebraska the opportunity to pay the in-state tuition amount. The pilot program for Nebraska students was approved by the South Dakota ... More Info...

South Dakota Sports Hall Of Fame Will Add 16 Members

an Aberdeen native and two-time national champion in the 800 meters from South Dakota State; Jay Hennies, former athlete and coach at Wagner, S.D., USD and Vermillion, S.D.; Barb Felderman of Rapid City, S.D., an outstanding coach in multiple sports at ... More Info...

University of South Dakota to offer in-state tuition to Nebraska stude

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- The University of South Dakota has announced it will offer in-state tuition to first-year students and transfer students from Nebraska. The Vermillion, South Dakota school made the announcement Thursday, describing the change as a ... More Info...

Visiting South Dakota’s mysterious Spirit Mound

Suffering from thirst and the heat, the men turned northeast, the shortest route to the Vermillion River ... Yankton also hosts the annual South Dakota Kayak Challenge. The 72-mile, two-day Missouri River kayak race from Yankton to Sioux City, Iowa ... More Info...

South Dakota has big voice on tax-reform committee

John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem, are on the committee, making South Dakota one of seven states with at least two lawmakers on the roster. Another member of the committee, Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, was born in Vermillion and raised in Rapid City. More Info...

South Dakota holds off Eastern Washington 75-73

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) Matt Mooney scored 19 points, including nine in the final 2:37 of the game, to help South Dakota hold off Eastern Washington 75-73 on Sunday. VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) Matt Mooney scored 19 points, including nine in the final 2:37 ... More Info...

Aberdeen's Fordham-Lien will be inducted into SD Sports Hall of Fame

an Aberdeen native and two-time national champion in the 800 meters from South Dakota State; Jay Hennies, former athlete and coach at Wagner, S.D., USD and Vermillion, S.D.; Barb Felderman of Rapid City, S.D., an outstanding coach in multiple sports at ... More Info...

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Cattle Finish Strong

Cattle ended the week in positive territory, can it carry over into this week? More Info...

12 Days of Top Producer Seminar: Live U.S. Farm Report Taping

Top Producer Seminar is the place to gain cutting edge market intelligence. More Info...

We Have a Tax Bill (Maybe)

It appears we have a final Tax Bill. It will be voted on next week and off to President Trump for signature assuming no bumps in the road. We go through some of the pertinent provisions for farmers. More Info...

Farm-to-Table Is a Great Deal for Farmer, If They Can Get It

For an artisanal bread company, the farmer-producer relationship takes more than just separating the wheat from the chaff. More Info...

Grain Market Weekend Wrap Up 12.16.17

Grains were softer this week, what does that mean for next weeks trade? More Info...

Do You Really Want What You Say You Want?

Bare-bones farm equipment might be TOO bare-bones. More Info...

Gulke: Grain Under Pressure with Better Conditions in SA

With South America getting much needed moisture and the market currently looking at more grain supply than demand, pressure continues to weigh on the grains market and soy complex, says Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group.  More Info...

Rare IHC 7588 Tractor Sold for $151K Today on Iowa Auction

IHC 7588 4WD tractor, No. 1 of only couple made, sold for whopping $151,000 today on Moravia, IA farm auction by Sullivan Auctioneers. The buyer from North Dakota also bought the 1st Serial Number IHC 7788 and 7388 tractors sold on a Manitoba auction in August 2017 More Info...

Valent U.S.A. LLC has launched Aveo EZ Nematicide as a biological seed

Valent U.S.A. LLC has launched Aveo EZ Nematicide as a biological seed treatment to fight Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN), Reniform nematode and others.  ​ More Info...

The Fertilizer Institute named five farmer and fertilizer retailers pa

The Fertilizer Institute named five farmer and fertilizer retailers pairs who are implementing innovative and sustainable 4R fertilizer management practices. More Info...

Challenges – known and unknown – will continue in the pork industr

Challenges – known and unknown – will continue in the pork industry, and producers need to be prepared. The 2018 Swine Profitability Conference has a lineup of speakers who can help. More Info...

Soygreen Granular is a new formulation joins the West Central Soygreen

Soygreen Granular is a new formulation joins the West Central Soygreen iron-chelated fertilizer line. More Info...

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Farmhouse for free, but buyer must move it off owners' land More Info...

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced his agency will withdraw

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced his agency will withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices, as it superceeded the agency's authority.​ More Info...

It Gets Dark Early

Winter begins on December 21, the shortest daylight and longest night period of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Summer is just beginning, south of the Equator, but things have seemed a bit gloomy for the past several weeks even though we weren’t at that peak darkness! More Info...

Tulane launched the grand challenge in 2014 as an international compet

Tulane launched the grand challenge in 2014 as an international competition to identify and nurture the most innovative and adaptable technologies to fight hypoxia. More Info...

Three people have been arrested following the latest animal abuse vide

Three people have been arrested following the latest animal abuse video release in Florida. More Info...

Iowa State land survey shows Iowa farmland values improving.

Iowa State land survey shows Iowa farmland values improving. More Info...

New report questions whether cage-free commitments by food companies c

New report questions whether cage-free commitments by food companies can be met. More Info...

Jouzge bars are dairy based and intended to be a healthy snack with a

Jouzge bars are dairy based and intended to be a healthy snack with a powerful message. More Info...

Digital Book Appeals To Young People Planning Their Careers

More than 20,000 agriculture jobs go unfilled each year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Many of those are opportunities in fields that offer job seekers a good standard of living and long-term professional growth—from engineering and education to marketing and technology. [...] More Info...

Pete's Pick of the Week: 1982 John Deere 4440

This tractor sold at a Minnesota farm auction. More Info...

12 Days of Top Producer Seminar: Practical Succession Planning

While the Christmas dinner table isn’t the place to discuss succession planning, Top Producer Seminar is! More Info...

South American Weather Concerns Ease For Now

Traders quickly digested USDA's December report data and returned their focus to ample global supplies. More Info...

Cottonseed Glut Cuts Into Both Gin and Grower Budget

The cotton industry is watching budget negotiations in Congress closely. Both the House and the Senate appropriations bills included cotton changes in its proposed bills; however, the text didn’t make the cut in the short-term bill. Now, producers hope cotton-friendly policies get includ [...] More Info...

Luke Skywalker maybe the last Jedi and he could also be the last farme

Luke Skywalker maybe the last Jedi and he could also be the last farmer in a galaxy far, far away.... More Info...

Florida Grapefruit Production May Reach 99-Year Low on Storms

Florida Grapefruit Production May Reach 99-Year Low on Storms More Info...

AgCareers.com has released a Careers in Agriculture Digital E-book, to

AgCareers.com has released a Careers in Agriculture Digital E-book, to show students the many careers available in this vibrant business of agriculture.​ More Info...

Bitcoin Points Way to `Massive Change' for Commodity Trading

Bitcoin Points Way to `Massive Change' for Commodity Trading (2) More Info...

Calculating the amount of hay that is needed on both a short term and

Calculating the amount of hay that is needed on both a short term and over the course of an entire winter are mathematical exercises that are required on any cow calf enterprise.  More Info...

Time to buy beans?

Soybeans found technical support, can it hold into the weekend? More Info...

Enhanced monitoring tool from the University of California, Irvine, ad

Enhanced monitoring tool from the University of California, Irvine, adds groundwater storage to assessment factors, and will help climate experts monitor drought across the globe. More Info...

The U.S. Grains Council and other farm organizations strongly support

The U.S. Grains Council and other farm organizations strongly support access to the best available innovations, including seed, crop protection and data technologies. More Info...

Can We See A Short Covering Rally by Yearend?

Grain markets continue their lower volume holiday trade as traders look for a rally into yearend. Rains in Argentina have been pressuring soybeans this week, but lower margins and short covering could provide an opportunity for buyers. More Info...

Federal Water Posse Strikes Again

So you thought the revocation of the Obama administration’s onerous rewrite of the Clean Water Act (WOTUS) preserved your property rights? Think again. More Info...

US--Fatal Shooting-Herbicide Dispute

Man convicted of murder in feud with farmer over herbicide More Info...

MacDon has agreed to be acquired for $939 million (U.S.) by fellow Can

MacDon has agreed to be acquired for $939 million (U.S.) by fellow Canadian company Linamar. More Info...

Republicans confident tax bill to become law this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. Republicans said on Sunday they expected Congress to pass a tax code overhaul this week, with a Senate vote as early as Tuesday and President Donald Trump aiming to sign the bill by week's end.
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Kremlin says U.S. tip-off helped Russia halt terrorist attack

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to thank him for a tip-off that helped prevent a terrorist bomb attack on a cathedral in the Russia city of St Petersburg, the Kremlin said.
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Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An organization established for U.S. President Donald Trump's transition to the White House said on Saturday the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election had obtained tens of thousands of emails unlawfully.
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U.N. to vote Monday on call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdraw

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday on a draft resolution calling for the withdrawal of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said, a move likely to face a Washington veto.
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Flights delayed at Atlanta airport after power outage

(Reuters) - Flights were delayed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday after a partial power outage, officials said, leaving passengers at the world's busiest airport stranded in dim terminals.
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Female British embassy worker found strangled near Beirut

BEIRUT/LONDON (Reuters) - A female British embassy worker has been found strangled near a highway outside Beirut, a Lebanese security source said on Sunday.
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Explainer: Myanmar wields colonial-era law against Reuters journalists

(Reuters) - Myanmar has accused Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act, a little-used hangover from colonial rule. Sam Zarifi, secretary general of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), said the law can ensnare working journalists "at any time".
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Senator-elect Jones not joining calls for Trump resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Doug Jones, who scored an upset victory last week in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama, said on Sunday he did not believe President Donald Trump needed to resign over sexual misconduct allegations against him.
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California winds fuel state's third-largest wildfire

(Reuters) - Strong winds that have powered the third-largest wildfire in California's history were expected on Sunday to further fuel a blaze that has burned 267,500 acres.
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' opens with galactic $450 million box office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" burst into theaters with a staggering $450 million in global ticket sales in its opening weekend, confirming that the celebrated space adventure franchise remained a powerful force at the box office.
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California winds fuel state's third-largest wildfire

(Reuters) - Strong winds that have powered the third-largest wildfire in California's history were expected on Sunday to further fuel a blaze that has burned 267,500 acres.
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Flights delayed at Atlanta airport after power outage

(Reuters) - Flights were delayed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday after a partial power outage, officials said, leaving passengers at the world's busiest airport stranded in dim terminals.
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Congressman will not seek relection amid misconduct probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Ruben Kihuen announced on Saturday that he will not seek re-election, becoming the latest member of Congress to end his legislative career in the face of sexual harassment allegations.
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Turkish banker on trial denies helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An executive at Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank took the witness stand in a New York courtroom on Friday and denied charges that he participated in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.
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Family sues retailer for sale of gun used in Texas church massacre

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The family of a woman and two children killed when a gunman opened fire in a rural Texas church has sued the store that sold the assault rifle used in the deadliest mass murder in the state's history, lawyers said on Friday.
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Trump administration issues new rules on U.S. visa waivers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration put new requirements in place on Friday for the 38 countries participating in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, including that they use U.S. counterterrorism data to screen travelers, officials said.
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U.S. rights group files for abortion access for two more immigrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union said it filed in federal court on Friday to stop the administration of President Donald Trump from preventing two more young immigrant women in federal custody from obtaining an abortion.
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Penn State's 'shocking apathy' to drinking blamed in hazing death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse contributed to the death of a student after he consumed 18 drinks in less than an hour and a half during a fraternity initiation, according a report issued on Friday.
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Hamburger chain Wendy's to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hamburger chain Wendy's Co laid out plans on Friday to trim the use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its beef supply, the latest step by a food company to fight concerns about resistance to the drugs in people.
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Turkish banker on trial denies helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An executive at Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank took the witness stand in a New York courtroom on Friday and denied charges that he participated in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.
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UCC Church

226 E Main St,  Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 624-3120 Feature

St. Agnes Catholic Church & School

416 S Walker St,  Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 624-4144 Feature

816 E Clark St (at Plum and Clark),  Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 624-4442 Feature

723 E Cherry St,  Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 624-2834 Feature

Vermillion United Methodist Church

25 North Dakota,  Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 624-2179 Feature

Grace Baptist Church

1102 E Main St,  Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 624-4949 Feature

20 Mickelson Dr,  Vermillion, SD 57069
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Obituaries credit to: Hansen Funeral Home - Vermillion

Maynard Loe

Maynard Howard Loe, fourth child of Erick and Hannah (Hinseth) Loe, was born February 19, 1916 on the family farm two miles west of Irene, South Dakota. He died at the age of 101 years, 9 months, and 24 days on December 13, 2017 at Sunset Manor in Irene. He was a lifelong resident of Yankton County. When he turned 100 years old, February 19, 2016 was proclaimed as “Maynard Loe Day” in South Dakota. Maynard grew up on the family farm where he resided for 95 years until moving to Sunset Manor in December 2010. He was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Irene. He attended school in Irene through the eighth grade, graduating as the salutatorian of his class. Maynard was a successful farmer, raising hogs and feeding cattle in addition to producing various grain crops. He farmed for many years with his father and his brother Ernest. He saw many changes in farming methods over his lifetime, from using eight work horses on the farm and picking corn by hand to utilizing modern and efficient farm machinery. Maynard was an active member of both Salem Lutheran Church and Calvary Lutheran Church, holding various offices in each. He was also active in community affairs, always encouraging anything that meant improvement. He was instrumental in the formation of Sunset Manor, serving on the Board since its inception in 1963 and was elected President in 1965. He retired after 29 years of continuous service to the home. He also served on the boards of Turkey Clay Watershed, Yankton County Livestock Association, and Yankton County Farmers Home Administration. Maynard was very proud of his Norwegian heritage, fluent in the Norwegian language, and was privileged to have been able to take two trips to visit relatives in Oppdal, Norway, where his father and grandfather Stengrim Hinseth were born and lived until immigrating to the United States. It was important for Maynard to remain connected to his relatives in Norway and encouraged this for the next generations. He was a past member of the Sons of Norway Lodge in Sioux Falls. Maynard enjoyed reading and staying abreast of current events. He thoroughly read the newspapers and watched news programs to keep himself informed. He and Ernie enjoyed taking drives, looking at the crops and keeping up with changes in the countryside. He especially enjoyed visiting with friends and family and reminiscing about the past. He could tell many good stories about adventures he had experienced and the way that life was in Irene and Yankton County. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Sidney and Ernest Loe; sisters Mattie Loe, Lillian (Merle) Johnson, and Signe (Gustav) Brunsvig; nieces Carolyn (Donald) Kroeller and Pamela Murra; and nephew Kenneth Brunsvig. He is survived by his niece and nephews-in-law Deborah and Stephen Lamb of Atlantic, Iowa and Vern Murra of Sioux Falls; great nieces and their families Erika, Brandon, Sonja and Klara Cave of Williamsburg, Virginia, Kaarin, Bradley, Hannah and Emma Fasse of Grimes, Iowa, and Leigh Anne Kroeller and Lamiyah Harris of Lincoln, Nebraska; and many other relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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William Marcotte

It is with great sadness that the family of William (Bill) Harold Marcotte announces his sudden passing at home December 5th, 2017. He was born October 7th, 1948 in Marshall, MN to Warren and Pauline (Henrichs) Marcotte. He was the middle son of 5 boys. Bill grew up in Marshall where he was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Faith at Holy Redeemer church. He graduated from Marshall High school in 1966. Where he enjoyed football, basketball and track. After high school he attended business school in Alexandria, MN. Bill enlisted into the United States Marine Corp in 1967. He served in Vietnam from 1968-1969 and was discharged in 1971. He began his lifelong career in the meat business. He retired from Hy-Vee in 2007. He married Patricia Dirckx and they were blessed with Shana and Sam. On August 18, 1989 he and Donna met and were the love of each other’s life. They were married March 10, 1990. Donna brought Mike, Kari and Matt Knodel and became a family of 7. Bill loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time at the family cabin in Vermillion, SD. He was an avid Vikings and Twins fan and a member and officer of the Irene Rodeo Club for 26 years. After retiring he enjoyed reading, puzzles and trips to Texas in the winter. He is survived by his wife Donna, children: Shana Marcotte of Yankton, Mike (Laura) Knodel of Hutchinson, MN, Sam (Michelle) Marcotte of Yankton, SD, Kari (Chad) Shields of Sioux Falls, SD and Matt (Landra) Knodel of Irene, SD. He was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Bill was proceeded in death by his parents Warren and Pauline Marcotte, brothers Doug and Ted Marcotte, Henry and Gladys Chase and brother-in-law Jim Chase.

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Marlys Bakke

Marlys C. Bakke, 80, of Yankton, SD passed away December 4, 2017 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD. Marlys was born February 23, 1937, in Yankton to Carl and Martha (Hoxeng) Freng. She was the youngest of 11 children. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith at Zion Lutheran Church. She attended rural school and graduated from Volin High School. Marlys married Luke Bakke on November 15, 1958 at Zion Lutheran Church. The couple farmed in the Irene and Volin areas until retiring and moving to Yankton. She enjoyed several years in Home Health Care where she made many special friends. Marlys loved music and enjoyed playing the piano with her family and friends. She loved the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory are two daughters; Teresa (Dave) Christensen, Hartford, SD and Sandra Bakke, Henderson, NV, three grandchildren; Megan Boltjes and her mother Tami Boltjes, Platte, SD, Jessica (Darin) Koedam, Larchwood, IA, Justin (Allyssa) Christensen, Hartford, SD, three great-grandchildren; Hadley Koedam, Taylor and Connor Christensen, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Luke, son Richard, parents, four sisters; Ione Gustad, Sylvia O’shea, Edna Larson, Jean Christensen, six brothers; Maurice, Floyd, Sidney, Vernon, Chandler and Harold Freng.

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Ronald Graff

Ronald James (Skip) Graff passed away on December 3, 2017 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Skip was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on June 4, 1944. He graduated from Irene High School in 1962 and from Augustana College in 1967. Ron married Dori Albertson in 1979. They were later divorced. Skip and his brother Bob were the fourth generation of Graffs to be involved in the grain business. Skip was the owner of D&S Applications and was affiliated with the Riley Company in Irene for more than fifty years. Skip was an avid supporter of the Augie football and basketball teams. Serving a meal to the football team became a yearly tradition for Skip and his pheasant poppers were a pre-game treat for many Viking fans. Skip was honored to receive several Augie awards. In 1981 he became a Fellow of Augustana College. In 1995 he was given the President’s Award. Skip was the recipient of Augie’s Milt and Clara Harvey Award in 2006 and in 2013 he received the Larry Borgum basketball award. Skip’s Viking loyalties only pertained to Augustana Viking sports. He was an ardent supporter of the Green Bay Packers and was proud of a certificate listing him as a shareholder. Skip had a passion for hunting and hosted numerous groups at the farm in rural Irene. He loved a crisp fall day, the camaraderie of the hunt, and the performance of a good hunting dog. Lexi and Sam, his latest golden companions, will miss him. Skip was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Donna Graff. Surviving him are his sisters Cathy (Dave) Sorenson, Pat (Bob) Clark, brother Bob (Patty) Graff, niece Cammy (Tyson) Theeler and Maya, nephew Zach (Liza) Clark and Kenzie and Izabelle, step nephews Brian (Danielle) Dubois and Brycen, Skylar, Landon, Torie, Tucker and Corbin, Brandon (Angie) Dubois, and Kaylin and Benjamin, Bradley Dubois, aunts JoAnn Cable and Barbara Jones, and numerous cousins and friends. Please, no flowers. Memorials may be designated to Augustana University, Hillcrest Cemetery, the Irene Community Building, or the donor’s choice.

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