It's a special birthday for a woman born and raised in Highmore.
Opal McDermott turns 100 on December 5.
She and her husband owned and published the Highmore Herald before moving to Brookings, where William McDermott was the President of the South Dakota Press Association.
Together they raised five children and Opal was even recognized as Mother of the Year in South Dakota. Opal is the mother-in-law of South Dakota native Deb McDermott, who is Media General Senior Vice President for Broadcast Markets. Media General owns KELO-TV.