Coming events
PARKSTON
Weekly
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.

TRIPP
Monday, August 4
The City of Tripp will meet in the Council Chambers at 7 p.m.

AREA
Weekly
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, August 5
The Hutchinson County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioner’s Room in Olivet, starting at 9 a.m.

Meals on Wheels drivers for August
Meals-on-wheels drivers for August are:
Monday: Alida Haag and Linda Mulder
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 12, 26: Merlyn Tiede and Chuck Stainbrook
Tuesday, Aug. 19: First Dakota National Bank and Ed Ehler
Wednesday: Norman and Leona Meyer
Thursday: First Dakota National Bank and Joe Weber
Friday: Gladys Billars, Julie Krueger, Jen Murtha and Linda Schoenfish
Saturday: Roberta Polreis and Carol Gilman

ROCS schedule
Call your driver at 605-724-2650, 605-654-2552 or 605-830-5777, or the ROCS office at 1-800-545-5329 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your ride.
Parkston
Monday, Aug. 4: Armour-Villa, 8:30 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 11: Armour to Mitchell, 7:30 a.m.; Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 25: Armour to Mitchell, 7:30 a.m.; Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
TRIPP
Thursday, Aug. 7: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 14: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 28: Delmont to Yankton, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Yankton, 8 a.m.


Hail wipes out some area crops

A storm early Saturday morning caused some extensive damage to area crops and farms.


Jump

Joe Reiser (left) and Billy Maxwell compete on ‘The Meltdown,’ a new attaction at this year’s Old Fashioned Saturday Night this past weekend. Participants had to dodge two moving bars, while trying to stay within a designated area. The event featured the annual pork sandwich supper, as well as other inflatables and games for the children. One popular spot was the dunk tank booth, sponsored by the Parkston Gymnastics Club.

Painting a house becomes a labor of love
Each year the South Dakota Housing Development Authority sponsors the Paint-South Dakota Program.

12 Guard units receive national award
Twelve out of 42 South Dakota Army National Guard units received the National Guard Bureau’s Superior Unit Award in recognition of outstanding achievement during training year 2013.


State Tournamant

TEENERS PLACE FIFTH: The Parkston 13-14 Teeners placed fifth at the State Tournament in Winner this past weekend. Parkston (22-10) fell, 9-3, against Harrsiburg in the first round, but came back to defeat Spearfish, 7-3, and Milbank, 7-2, for fifth place. (Left to right) Back row-coach Beau Behrend, coach Jason Semmler, Brayden Leischner, Dawson Semmler, Trenton Weber, Luke Bietz, Brady Albrecht, Blake Moke and coach Dave Doering; front row-Grant Nuebel, Riley Weber, Gavin Zomer, Nate Doering, Brady Schoenfelder and Ryan Ripp. Not pictured Flynn Aldecoa.


The twin banners of the twin states

Banners have been rallying points throughout history.

South Dakota GFP encourages registration for HuntSAFE and Bowhunter Education classes
Hunting seasons will soon be here and now is the time to register for a local HuntSAFE or bowhunter education class.

Proposed plan to stock Atlantic Salmon in Lake Oahe in 2016
In April, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks began collecting public comment regarding the potential stocking of Atlantic Salmon in Lake Oahe beginning in 2016.

Managing feedlot cattle during a heat wave
The state experienced the hottest temperatures so far this summer, accompanied by intense humidity.

August and early fall climate outlook
Cooler than average temperatures are expected to persist through August in northern South Dakota, according to the latest climate outlook from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center.

USDA survey show corn acres planted this growing season down
According to a recent survey conducted by the United State Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, actual corn acres planted in 2014 are down, while soybean acres planted are up.

Voices
You can help with advertising your community

August is the month when families take their final summer vacations, schools schedule festive reunions and people get together to celebrate summer at lakes and campgrounds.

Watching for Vayland
I watched for Vayland, but I missed it.
It’s no longer there.

CASA volunteers needed
An organization that helps neglected and abused desperately needs more volunteers.

School seeks comments on federal funds
Each year, we seek feedback from the public in regard to our use of Federal Title Program funds.


Tripp Star-Ledger


Saturday morning storm leaves much cleanup for residents, damages crops
A hail storm last Satuday morning kept Tripp residents busy with cleanup of downed trees and branches.

WALKER:
The life you save may be your own

Timely screenings save lives, including the life of Avera St. Benedict Health Center’s President and CEO Gale Walker.





















 
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