Don't change Union County

To the editor:

Just wanted to let the people of Elk Point know why my daughter and I chose to live here in your city. Back some five years ago when looking for a small community to live in we visited many of the surrounding area communities. We never found one that was as friendly and warm to strangers as the people of Elk Point.

We not only found home again, we made friends with those who are there for us and are not afraid to help out when the need arises. This small town has a lot to offer others who are looking for a place to call home. This area of the country is clean, good agricultural land that should not be changed.

It will be a terrible day for us all if this Hyperion thing comes in and ruins not only the health and welfare of our lives and that of our children, but ruins the friendships we, as a community, have with each other. Economically the idea is good for South Dakota, but will it be good for the people of Union County?

Is it worth jeopardizing our health with the waste that cannot be taken care of properly? We can't buy good health, can we? But we can do our best to avoid those dangers.

Candice Ross
Elk Point

How wonderful

To the editor:

On the afternoon of Dec. 12 as I was on my way to pick up a Christmas tree for Dr. Colwell, a very gracious and thoughtful lady was chopping ice off of Dr. Colwell's sidewalk on West Lewis Street. I rolled my window down and made small talk and thanked her. When I returned in a half an hour, the same awesome lady was across the street chopping ice for someone else.

And I thought to myself, "How wonderful."

I don't know who she is but I would like to again thank her and wish her many blessings, not only now for this holiday season, but for many years to come.

Thank you and God bless.

JoAnn Hoffman

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