Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon will meet Friday at 8 p.m. at the Avera St. Benedict Health Center Meeting Room. For more information, call 928-3182.


Alcoholics Anonymous will meet Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Ethan Methodist Church basement. For more information, contact Jean at 928-7266 or Joe at 227-4303.

Tuesday, November 1
The Hutchinson County Commissioners will meet in the Courthouse in Olivet at 9 a.m.

Parkston blood drive October 27
Blood is all you need to save lives in your community this month.
Ninety percent of Americans experience the need for blood in their lifetime, but less than 10 percent of the population donates regularly.
A blood donation takes around an hour and each pint can help save up to three lives in your community. Eligible donors should: weigh 120 pounds, be in general good health, be 16 years or older and bring a photo ID to donation appointments.
You’ve got what it takes--all you need is blood.
Please join us at the Parkston Community Blood Drive, Thursday, October 27, from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m., at Avera St. Benedict Health Center, 401 W. Glynn Drive.
LifeServe Blood Center is asking community members who have never donated blood to step up and do their part to boost the local blood supply. In order to ensure blood will be available for local hospital patients in their critical time of need, we’re relying on new donors to roll up their sleeves.
Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 800-287-4903

City of Parkston to hold special meeting
The City of Parkston will meet for a special meeting, Tuesday, November 1, for the following purpose:
Call to order; roll call; special meeting agenda-notice of appeal for Bradley and Lisa Hohn; approve special meeting agenda; Bradley and Lisa Hohn are requesting an amendment for variance; executive session; and adjourn.

ROCS schedule
For rides, call your driver at 605-724-2650. at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your ride.
Thursday, November 3: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, November 10: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, November 17: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Wednesday, November 2: Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Monday, November 7: Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Monday, November 28: Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.

Fall support

Fall displays are starting to appear in Parkston, just like this one in front of Parkston Lumber Company supporting the local FCS 153rd National Guard unit. The local soldiers will be sent to Kuwait for a nine month mission.

Twenty year anniversary of Boogs and Company

With plenty of food, drinks and music to celebrate with, there was a good turn-out of community members who wanted to share their well wishes with Duane Heisinger.

Payday lending focus of two Nov. 8 ballot questions
The future of South Dakota’s payday lending industry is on the line with two ballot issues offering widely disparate proposals.

Veterans might qualify for Republic of China Mutual Defense Commemorative Badge

South Dakota veterans who served in Taiwan between 1955 to 1979 may be eligible for the Republic of China Mutual Defense Commemorative Badge.

Cheer, cross country teams at state meets

Front row-Mariah Prunty, Rachel Mahoney, Brooklyn Van Zee; back row-Landry McIntosh.

Parkston defeats second-ranked Groton
The Parkston Trojans capped off the regular season with a 34-14 win over second-ranked Groton Area, October 20, in Groton.

GFP prevents Zebra Mussels from infesting the Belle
Fourche Reservoir

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks staff were on site at the Belle Fourche Reservoir to inspect equipment brought into South Dakota to dredge parts of the water body.

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley
Juliet meets her match

1998 was a hard year for Juliet Stoughton.
Sure, she almost single-handedly ended the political career of would-be mayor Raymond Cooper, seriously contemplated a protest at the Baptist Church and made two close friends in Sarah Hyden-Smith and Iris Long.

South Dakota reports first flu detection of season
South Dakota is reporting its first influenza detection of the 2016-2017 season, a Pennington County resident in the 20 to 29 age group confirmed with influenza A.

South Dakota State announces scholarship recipient
South Dakota State University, Brookings, announced Cole Donahue of Dimock will receive the OtterTail Engineering Scholarship this academic year.

Ballot measure would let California negotiate drug prices
The fight in California over a ballot initiative that would begin to control the price of pharmaceuticals paid by state programs shows how difficult it is to “do something” about the high price of prescription drugs.

GFP commission does not establish fishing tournament fees
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission did not adopt a proposal that would have established application fees for fishing tournaments.

South Dakota farmer named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year
The National Pork Board announced today that Brad Greenway, a pig farmer from Mitchell, is the recipient of its 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award by achieving the highest score from a third-party judging panel and online voting.

La Nina making an encore appearance
La Niña is forecast to make an appearance on the Northern Plains this fall and winter, according to the latest National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Climate Outlook released October 20.

Herbicide history determines seed purchases
When making 2017 seed purchasing decisions, it’s important to keep track of field history and think about your future crop rotation.

CREP areas may be hayed
As the pheasant hunting season begins in South Dakota, hunters may find some Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program areas with less-than-anticipated cover conditions.

Don’t let Halloween haunt you

As excitement for Halloween builds, creative costumes and bags full of goodies become top priorities, safety often becomes an afterthought.

Interesting how Halloween has changed directions over the years.
It was once for kids.

State minimum wage to increase Jan. 1
The state minimum wage will increase from $8.55/hour to $8.65/hour effective January 1, 2017.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Avera St. Benedict Health Center begins $1.3 Million project

With a goal of updating and modernizing, Avera St. Benedict Health Center is beginning a $1.3 million remodeling project. The project began October 3 and will take about six months to complete.

Voters to decide candidate petitions, legislative districting
Voters this fall will review some changes state lawmakers made to election petition procedures and decide how best to determine legislative district boundaries.

Hunting season opens in South Dakota
As fall brings cold weather, people start to hear shots ring through the air. Hunting season is starting up in October.

Bump, set, hit: It’s time to call it quits
With Tripp-Delmont/Armour’s regular volleyball season coming to an end, October 24, with a game against Ethan in Tripp, the girls are beginning to reflect on their season.

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