Letters Thanks, Vermillion, for donating blood

To the editor:

I am writing on behalf of the Siouxland Community Blood Bank of Sioux City and of the Sioux Falls Regional Blood Bank to thank all who attempted to donate blood at Vermillion High School on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

A special thanks goes out to the Vermillion High School National Honor Society, Karol Brodersen, and Dr. Sharon Ross for coordinating this blood drive. Both blood banks appreciate their personal efforts and the support of Vermillion High School students, staff, and the Vermillion community.

It was a great blood drive to have right before the accident-prone holiday season! Thirty-seven units of blood were collected by the Siouxland Blood Bank of Sioux City, and the Sioux Falls Regional Blood Bank collected 29 units of blood. Everyone deserves to be recognized for their commitment to saving lives in Siouxland.

James Rydell reached the three-gallon mark at this last drive!

Your support and donations continue to help supply blood to hospitals in South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. The only way blood products are made available for area-patients is if individuals in our communities volunteer to donate on a regular basis. We are very thankful for the dedicated Vermillion-area blood donors!

Charlie Jespersen

Donor Consultant

Wakonda needs modern school facility

To the editor:

Today's needs in the field of education have outgrown our present school facility. There is an urgent need to provide additional classroom space and to upgrade the existing building to meet the standards of today.

We are fortunate to have had prior generations who have built and provided for us an education system that enabled many of us to receive a good education. This was done for us during times that were much more difficult than they are today.

Over the years there have been many instances where one could point with pride at the accomplishments that were made in many areas. They were done in a building that was somewhat of a leader in this area. All one has to do is look around at neighboring schools and know that we have not kept pace with present day standards.

The school and town have much in common. Good schools include good and modern facilities. That in turn brings people and keeps people who want to raise their children in that environment.

The most important aspect of any decision on this subject are the students. They are the most precious and important part of the whole issue. Just as those of another generation provided for us; now it is our turn and responsibility to make available to them the facility that is greatly needed.

Please vote yes on the Jan. 16 bond issue.


Warren G. Kuhler


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