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First Amendment Society 2021-2022

Membership in the First Amendment Society recognizes individuals for their exceptional support with contributions of $500 or more in annual giving toward the South Dakota News Watch operating budget. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, unchanged since adoption of the Bill of Rights in 1791, protects five freedoms essential to the American democratic system: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. South Dakota News Watch is among the beneficiaries of this constitutional protection.

Stanford Adelstein
Kent and Luanne Alberty
Bill and Lisa Albrecht
Mary Arnold
Bill and Peg Baker
Don Barnett
Miles and Lisa Beacom
Randell and Linda Beck
John Beranek
Nancy Turbak Berry
Dale Blegen
David and Sherry Bordewyk
John Brockelsby
Marci and John Burdick
Greg and Sheri Carmon
Milt and Chris Carter
Stephany Beshara Chalberg
David and Marcia Chicoine
Kyle and Anne Cipperley
Joan Clark
Paul and Mary Ellen Connelly Charitable Fund of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Liam Culhane
Seamus Culhane
Phil Currie
Custer County Chronicle
Chris and Emily Daugaard
Dennis Daugaard
Charlie Day
Daniel Doyle
George Dunham
Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse
Joel and Vicki Dykstra
Rita and Jim Edwards
Jason Erickson
Steve and Michelle Erpenbach
Van and Barbara Fishback
Vincent and Patricia Foley
Michelle Foster
Dale Froehlich
Larry and Suzanne Fuller
Dan and Candice Garry
Arnold and Lynne Garson
Rodney and Doris Gist
Chet Groseclose
Alex and Blayne Hagen
Lucy and Kim Halverson
Eddie and Christine Hamilton
Paul and Paige Hanson
Virginia Harrington
Jean Healy
Roger and Allyson Heidenreich
Scott and Susan Heidepriem
Tom Hertz
Paul Horsted
Jon Hunter
Julie Iverson
Madelyn Pulver Jennings Gift Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
Sandy Jerstad
Carol and Brad Johnson
Jan Hovey Johnson
Phyllis Jorgenson
David and Mary Ann Kapaska
Ian Kelly
Craig Kennedy
Kira Kimball
Dan and Arlene Kirby
Joe and Jennifer Kirby
Kevin and Peggy Kirby
Rick Knobe
De and David Knudson
Robert and Jane Kolbe
Larry Kueter
Greg and Kaye LaFollette
Lawler McCurdy Giving Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of Renaissance Charitable Foundation
Scott Lawrence
Roger Leistra
David and Laurie Link
Letitia Lister
Dan and Kathy Loveland
Mike Luken
Joan Mahoney
Bruce and Dianne Mair
Tom and Jeanne Manzer
Jack and Betty Marsh
David Marquardt
Joe Massa
Ann McGovern
Gene and Susan McGowen
Pat and Kathy McGreevy
Judith Meierhenry
Jacob Mortenson and Elizabeth Naber
Curt and Kim Mortenson
Ted Muenster
Dennis and Casey Murschel
Gina Nania and David Gwinn
Martha Nelson
Jeff Nelson
L Bruce Nelson
Larry Ness
Jan Nicolay
Tony and Brenda Nour
Bert and Cindy Olson Charitable Fund
Jim and Mary Lou Paulson
Doug and Sandra Pay
Judith Payne
Truman and Nancy Phelan Family Endowment
Lawrence and Catherine Piersol
John and Stacey Pohlman
Gene Policinski
Tate Profilet and Mary Dejong
Carrie and Charles Pulliam
Chuck Raasch and Sandy Johnson Raasch
Lee Raines
Beau and Mary Ravellette
Don and Tami Ravellette
Geralynn Renner
Travis and Kristen Rhoades
Mike and Kathleen Ridder
Pat Riepel and John Schlimgen
Ray and Mary Ring
Don and Kelly Roby
Mark and Ronda Roby
Bob and Paula Ruedebusch
Steve and Kathy Sanford
Paul and Koni Schiller Charitable Fund
Tim Schreiner and Ruth Hamel
Randy and Wanda Seiler
Glen Severson
Joel and Trudy Severson
Doug Sharp
W. Tom Simmons
Deb Soholt
Dean Sorenson
Karen Stuck
Vickie Sylvester
Shelly Ten Napel and Sean Garney
Bob and Joan Thimjon
Ray and Kathy Trankle
Blair and Linda Tremere
Leanne Freas Trout Foundation, Inc.
Loren and Jean Tschetter, Ian Kelly
James VandeHei
David Volk
Duane Waack
Carson Walker
Bill Walsh
Tim and Mary Waltner
Lori Wilbur
Norma Wise
Michael L. Wyland and Margaret Sumption

All Contributors 2018-2022

South Dakota News Watch is funded entirely by voluntary donations and grants from individuals, organizations and foundations. Thank you to these generous contributors in 2018-2022.

A
Jenny Adair
Stanford Adelstein
Kent and Luanne Alberty
Bill and Lisa Albrecht
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
American Association of University Women/Sioux Falls
American News, Aberdeen
Frank Amundson
Argus Leader Media
Mary Arnold
Nicole Asmussen
Susan Assmus
Larry Atkinson

B
Bill and Peg Baker
Dennis and Gail Baldwin
Donald Barnett
Carlton Basmajian
Laurie Bauer
Miles and Lisa Beacom
Cathy Beard
JT Beatty
Randell and Linda Beck
Lois Beckstrand
Jim and Jean Beddow
Laurie Becvar
John Beranek
Nancy Turbak Berry
Laura Bertocci
Nancy Bettle
Taly Bialostocki
Marc Bishop
Bryan Bjerke
Mark Bjorneberg
Blackbaud Giving Fund
Black Hills Area Community Foundation
Black Hills Pioneer
Mary Kay Blake
Dale Blegen
Melanie and Norman Bliss
Dick and Jane Bohy
Brian and Kaija Bonde
David and Sherry Bordewyk
Sharon Boschee
Jay Bowne
Bill and Marilyn Bradfeldt
Ramon Brende
Shannon Brinker
Britton Journal
John Brockelsby
Craig Brown
Dick Brown
Marci and John Burdick
Susan Burgard
Tony Burke
Larry and Deb Burnight
Bush Foundation

C
Monica Campbell
Capital Journal, Pierre
Doug Card
Bill Carland
Rod Carlson
Walt and Martha Carlson
Greg and Sheri Carmon
Milt and Chris Carter
Cedar County News, Huntington,NE
Center for Western Studies
Stephany Beshara Chalberg
Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun
David and Marcia Chicoine
Mary Chilton DAR Foundation
Kyle and Anne Cipperley
Paul K. Christensen
Clark County Courier
Joan Clark
Justin Clark
Clear Lake Courier
Chuck Clayton
Linda Clement
Pamela Cole
Paul and Mary Ellen Connelly
Earl and Linda Coombs
John and Vera Cooper
Michael Costanzo
John and Lynn Coyne
Sue Cross
John and Susan Culberson
Liam Culhane
Seamus Culhane
John Cunningham
Phil Currie
Custer County Chronicle

D
Daily Republic, Mitchell
Dakota Dunes Times and North Sioux City Times
KM Damba
Daugaard for South Dakota
Chris Daugaard
Dennis Daugaard
Charlie Day
Trevor Dean
K.C. and Stacey DeBoer
De Smet News
Donald Dobesh
Daniel Doyle
Tony Drovdal
Mary Duenwald
LeeAnne Dufek
Bill Duhamel
George Dunham
Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse
Joel Dykstra
Joseph and Kira Dylla

E
Judith Edenstrom
Dorothea Edgington
Rita and Jim Edwards
Aaron and Elizabeth Eiesland
Glen Ekeren
Elaine Engelgau
Jason Erickson
Steve and Michelle Erpenbach
Ann Esse

F
Facebook Journalism Project
Faulk County Record
Fidelity Charitable Fund
Rondina Fire
First National Bank in Sioux Falls
Van and Barbara Fishback
Donna and Richard Fisher
John Fitts
Vincent and Patricia Foley
Bruce and Diana Ford
Tim and Catherine Forsch
Michelle Foster
Donald Frankenfeld
Shirley Frederick
Robert Frieberg
Julie Anderson Friesen
Dale Froehlich
Larry and Suzanne Fuller

G
Sean Garney
Dan and Candace Garry
Rich and Mary Garry
Arnold and Lynne Garson
Gatehouse Media
Michael Geheren
Drew Geraets
Angela Corbo Gier
Chelsea Gilbertson
Gillaspey Family Fund of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Rodney and Doris Gist
Google
John and Pat Gors
Goulder Family Foundation
Grant County Review
Stephen Green
Martha and John Gregg
Gregory Times-Advocate
Kurt Griffin
Chet Groseclose
Charlie Gross
Groton Independent
Kathy Grow

H
Alex Hagen
Rodney Hall
Mark and Nancy Hallenbeck
Lucy and Kim Halverson
Hamlin County Publishing Inc.
Eddie and Christine Hamilton
Richard Hammond
Paul and Paige Hanson
Sybille Hanson
Deborah Hagemeier
Virginia Harrington
Paul Hasse
Joann Hatch
Richard Hauffe
Bryce and Mary Healy
Jane Healy
Jean Healy
Roger and Allyson Heidenreich
Scott and Susan Heidepriem
Debbie Hemmer
Marina Hendricks
Mike Henriksen
Tom Hertz
Highmore Herald
Steve Hildebrand
Gary and Carolee Hoekman
Bill and Judy Hoff
Joseph Holt
Paul Horsted
Barbara Horton
Mary Jo Hotzler
Carrie Howard
Kristine Hubbard
Chris Huber
Michael Huber
Stacy Huddleston
Jay and Jane Huizenga
Marilyn Hult
Jon Hunter

I
Independent Publishing L.L.C.
Julie Iverson

J
Dave and Becky Jansa
Roberta Janson
Paula Jensen
Madelyn Jennings
Matt Jensen Marketing
Sandy Jerstad
Alan and Carol Johnson
Brendan and Jana Johnson
Carol and Brad Johnson
Jan Hovey Johnson
Karrie Johnson
Nancy Johnson
Shelly Johnson
Terry and Diane Johnson
Walt Johnson
Jennifer Jones
Curt Jopling
Glenn and Phyllis Jorgenson
Josiah’s Coffeehouse and Café
Lorna Jost
David and Carole Joyce
Phyllis Joyce
Robert Joyce

K
Jake Kammerer
Michelle Kane
David and Mary Ann Kapaska
Monni Karim
Austin Kaus
KELOLAND Media Group
Beth Keeney
Ian Kelly
Craig Kennedy
Bruce and Nancy Keppen
Linda Kerns
Kira Kimball
Victoria Kingslien
Kitty Kinsman
Dan Kippley
Dan and Arlene Kirby
Joe and Jennifer Kirby
Kevin and Peggy Kirby
Janet Kittams
Peter Klebanoff
Delmar Klassen
Ardelle Kleinsasser
Rick Knobe
De and Dave Knudson
Robert and Jane Kolbe
Korb Family Foundation
Wendell Koski
Laura Lynn Swier Kotelman
Nick Kotzea
William Koupal
Cindy Kranz and Doug Hladky
Jeanene Kroetch
Larry Kueter
Mike and Angie Kuiper

L
Greg and Kaye LaFollette
Lake Preston Times
Richard Lauer
Connie Law
Paul and Michelle Lavallee
Lawler McCurdy Giving Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of Renaissance Charitable Foundation
Scott Lawrence
Jane Lawson
Leader Courier, Elk Point
Mark Lee
Thomas Lee
Roger Leistra
Peter Lieberman
David and Laurie Link
Letitia Lister
Paul Lloyd-Davies
Keith and Lori Long
Kate Looby
Tom and Marv Looby
Henry Lord
Dana and Michelle Loseke
Dan and Kathy Loveland
Jana Lowrey
Robert Lowrey
Brenda Ludens in memory of Robert and Norma Reiners
Mike Luken
Megan Luther
Lyman County Record

M
Madison Daily Leader
Joan Mahoney
Bruce and Dianne Mair
Tom and Jeanne Manzer
Ryan Martin
David Marquardt
Jack and Betty Marsh
Joe Massa
Ann McGovern
Kathleen McGreevy
Gene and Susan McGowan
John McGrath
Connie McKnight
Judith Meierhenry
Wade Merry
Bob and Linda Meyer
Paige Pearson Meyer and John Meyer
MIDCO Foundation
Kevin Miles
Mark Millage
Les Miller
Steven Miller
Franklin Mills
Jane Miner
Beverly Moore
Garrick and Carrie Moritz
Lui Morris
Curt and Kim Mortenson
Jacob Mortenson
Will Mortenson
Mountaintop Fund
Kathi and Mike Mueller
Ted Muenster
Tom Muenster
Janis and Michael Mullin
Patrick Murphy
Dennis and Casey Murschel
Milton Mutch
Barry Muxen
Cory and Megan Myers

N
Elizabeth Naber
Jim Nachtigal
Gina Nania and David Gwinn
Rich Naser
Julia Natvig
Barry Nelson
Mark and Barb Nelsen
Jeff Nelson
Kameron Nelson
Kathy Nelson
L Bruce Nelson
Martha Nelson
Larry Ness
Network for Good
Al Neuharth memorial gift
News Match
Douglas Peter Nicolai
Jan Nicolay
Terry and Linda Nielsen
Katie Nold
Northeast Nebraska News Co. Inc
North Sioux City Times and Dakota Dunes Times
Tony and Brenda Nour

O
Jeanette O’Brien
Lynda Oldenkamp
Roy Olsen
Bert and Cindy Olson
Lyle Olson
Lori Oster

P
Jim and Mary Lou Paulson
John Paulson
Doug and Sandra Pay
Judith Payne
Karla Pazour
Dennis Pearson
Dorothy Pence
John Petersen
Scott Petersen
Barbara Peterson
Thomas Peterson
Mary Perpich
Truman and Nancy Phelan Family Endowment
Lawrence and Catherine Piersol
Pioneer Review, Philip
Piper Sandler Foundation
Tony Plahn
John Pohlman
Pauline Poletes
Gene Policinski
Chuck Point
Dennis Popp
Jay Powell
Bill Powers
Wess Pravecek
Larry and Harriet Pressler
Steve Priest
Tate Profilet and Mary Dejong
Carrie and Charles Pulliam
Public Opinion, Watertown

R
Chuck Raasch and Sandy Johnson Raasch
Lee Raines
Ramkota Companies
Val Ramsdell
Rapid City Journal
Ravellette Publications
Beau and Mary Ravellette
Don and Tami Ravellette
Greg Redlin
Reliabank, Sioux Falls
Lois Rem
Debbie Renner
Geralynn Renner
Travis and Kristen Rhoades
Betsy Rice
Mike and Kathleen Ridder
Pat Riepel and John Schlimgen
J. Timothy Riker
Ray and Mary Ring
Elaine Roberts
Don and Kelly Roby
Mark and Ronda Roby
Dorothy Rosby
Richard Ross
Bob and Paula Ruedebusch
Lynn Ryan
Terrence and Mary Ryan

S
Drey Samuelson
Sanborn Weekly Journal
Susan Sanders
Dore Sandoval
Steve and Kathy Sanford
Stephanie Sauder
Karon Schaack
Scherer Publishing
Paul and Koni Schiller
Jessie Schmidt
Tim Schreiner and Ruth Hamel
Roger and Shirley Schuller
Paul Seamans
Cooper Seamer
Holli Seehafer
Randy and Wanda Seiler
Selby Record
Glen Severson
Joel Severson
Doug Sharp
Kevin Shaw
Scott and Debra Shephard
Chuck Sherman
Janet Siebert
Steven Simons
W. Tom Simmons
Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Sisseton Courier
Prudence Slaathaug
Wayne and Marlene Slothouber
Maureen Slotto
Jacqueline Sly
Vickie Slyvest
Debra Smith
Gary Smith-Keller
Mark S. Smith
Naomi Ludeman Smith
Shirley Sneve
Cindy Snow
Jim Snyder
Deb Soholt
Solutions Journalism Network
Debra Sonnenfelt
Dean Sorenson
Don South
South Dakota Broadcasters Association
South Dakota Newspaper Association
South Dakota Newspaper Foundation Fund
South Dakota Newspaper Services, Inc.
South Dakota State University Foundation
Dave and Linda Stadheim
Alan Stager
Hans Stephenson
Keith Steva
Rosa Stratman
Karen Stuck
David Stucke
Scott Sumner
Jamie Summers
David Super
Kelsea Sutton
Julie Swanstrom
Jerry Sweeney
Chuck and Peg Swick
Vickie Sylvest

T
Shelly Ten Napel and Sean Garney
Marilyn Teske
Bob and Joan Thimjon
John Thomas
Ted Thoms
Rod and Joanne Tieman
Timber Lake Topic
Mary Tofte
Larry and Suzanne Toll
Janelle Toman
Ray and Kathy Trankle
Henry Travers
Blair and Linda Tremere
Leanne Freas Trout Foundation
Loren Tschetter
Paul and Krista Tschetter
Kathy Tyler
Ryan Tysdal

U
Bernadette Usera

V
James VandeHei
George Vandel
Tina Rosenberg Varenik
Lois Varel
David Volk
John T. Vucurevich Foundation

W
Duane Waack
John Wade
Corliss Wahl
Carson Walker
Bill Walsh
Scott Waltman
Tim and Mary Waltner
Dean Warlin
Watertown Area Community Foundation
Virginia Weber
Rick Weiland
Bob Weisser
Mark Wetmore
Anne and Chris Weyer
Hank and Joyce Whitney
Lori Wilbur
Maren Williams
Stephen Williamson
Jerry and Norma Wilson
Norma Wise
Jim Woster
Kevin Woster
John Wrede
Michael Wyland

Y
Yankton Press and Dakotan

Z
Bill and Cathy Zubke
Nancy Zuercher