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WWII veteran John Sinner is presented

Bronze Star Medal by Sen. John Thune










Reporter & Farmer | Emre K. Erku
United States Sen. John Thune shakes hands with Day County local John B. Sinner prior to presenting a belated Bronze Star Medal for his services in WWII at Bethesda Home, Webster, Aug. 7. At the table from left are Dustin, Kim and Brian Sinner, John Sinner, Thune, Joel, Diana and Taylor Sinner, holding her daughter McKenna. In background from left are Thune representatives Jon Lauck and Judy Vrchota.

by Emre K. Erku

With shrapnel torn through his skin, Army Private First Class John B. Sinner returned to his M1919 .30 caliber Browning Machine Gun in Bastogne, Belgium and he helped save the world.

Surrounded by German forces, this Day County native, at the time 19 years old, was serving in H Company, 289th infantry regiment, 75th infantry division, 3rd Army under the command of General George S. Patton in WWII’s Battle of the...


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Webster Area football looks to

build off last year’s state run

by Emre K. Erku

You may still hear the echoes ricocheting off the Vermillion DakotaDome turf. You may still remember the heat of the sun shining on the players’ backs after they punched their state ticket by ousting Baltic. Yes, you may remember a lot.

But that was then. This is now. And, for the 2017 season, a young...


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