Saturday, April 26, 2008

"8 to10" of snow on April 25th

Yesterday Elkton got 8" to 10"of new snow, and I-29 was shut down from North Dakota to Nebraska. This last week the farmers have been out planting corn, and now old man winter has moved back in. They tell me downtown if you don't like the weather around here, just wait a few hours...we live in South Dakota.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Spring planting

This is the time of year the farmer has been waiting for all winter. Now it's a race against the weather. He has got to get the crop in the ground when it is warm enough and dry enough to be worked, but yet he loves to see a nice rain when the planting is done.

The planter box

Jimmy is excited to be out in the field planting spring wheat. It is a nice warm spring day, and the ground is in ideal condition to be worked. With certified seed and good weather Jimmy hopes to have one of his best harvests ever in July.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Lake Benton Opera House

Not many small midwestern towns can claim to have an active opera house. But next door to Elkton, among rolling hills and alongside a beautiful lake, lies Lake Benton, home of the Lake Benton Opera House, which draws talent from the local area.

Broadway meets Lake Benton

Sometimes to find great talent you only have to look in your local community. Pictured above are the people from our local area who sang and peformed at the Opera House in a musical revue called "Broadway Meets Lake Benton."

Elkton's opera singer

Kayla opened the spring opera performance in Lake Benton with the song "Tomorrow" from the play "Annie." Later on in the program, she sang the song "Maybe" from the same play. Kayla is an Elkton high school student who seems a natural on stage. She is the youngest, or one of the youngest, members in the cast.