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, February 2
The City of Tripp will meet in City Hall at 7:30 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, February 3
The Hutchinson County Commissioners will meet in the conference room in Olivet at 9 a.m.


Supreme Court Justice touts saving lives; benefits of rural attorney program

Criminal justice reform and the rural attorney recruitment program both completed their first full year in 2014, and Chief Justice David Gilbertson reported their success to the South Dakota Legislature, Jan. 14, during his State of the Judiciary message.


Governor calls for highway funding

“Our roads are underfunded,” Gov. Dennis Daugaard said in his State of the State Address to the Joint S.D. Legislature Jan. 13 in Pierre.

CDA holds January meeting
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Sacred Heart #280 held its regular meeting Jan. 15. Regent Norma Sommer called the meeting to order.

A New Year for South Dakota
Our magazine readers are a varied group, but united by the belief that South Dakota is a unique place to live. Our beautiful landscapes, independent citizens, and wholesome values make us just a little bit different than other states--and that makes us proud.


Boys’ Basketball

Parkston Trojan Dillan Thuringer (center) eyes the basket as Bon Homme defenders Cole Uecker (left) and Hunter Young (right) attempt to block the attempt at the Jan. 22 game in Parkston. The Trojans eventually broke away from the visitors and won the game 60-50. Later in the week on Saturday, Parkston (7-3) fell to St. Thomas More, 55-39, at the Hanson Classic in Mitchell.


Five win championships at Little B

The Parkston Trojans had five individual champions and a second place finish at the annual Litlle B Tournament in Parkston, Jan. 24.

Activities association rules on classification appeals, cooperative agreements
A variety of South Dakota high schools will see changes in the way they approach sports after action Wednesday by the board of directors of the South Dakota High School Activities Association.

SMSU Dean’s List released
Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, Minn., students have been honored for achievement during the fall 2014 semester of study.

LATI President’s List released
Michael Cartney, Lake Area Technical Institute President, has announced the current President’s List.

DSU fall Honors List released
A total of 397 full-time and 143 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2014 Fall Semester at Dakota State University, Madison.

Hohn receives Martha Johnson Book Scholarship
Megan Hohn, elementary education major from Ethan, was awarded the Martha Johnson Book Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year at Black Hills State University.

Using corn wisely for replacement heifers
Current corn prices have many livestock producers moving to include as much corn as possible in their feed rations.

Environmental training session for operators of CAFOs Feb. 25
An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs, is set for Feb. 25, 2015 in Huron.

South Dakota is top sunflower producing state for 2014
For the second year in a row, South Dakota has been named the leading sunflower-producing state in the nation. That’s according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics released last week.

Bull buying decisions in good times
Genetic decisions have always been important, but the stakes have never been higher than they are now.

Voices
Paying it forward

In a 1784 letter authored by Benjamin Franklin to Benjamin Webb, he states, “I do not pretend to give such a deed; I only lend it to you. When you meet with another honest man in similar distress, you must pay me by lending this sum to him; enjoining him to discharge the debt by a like operation, when he shall be able, and shall meet with another opportunity. I hope it may thus go thro’ many hands, before it meets with a Knave that will stop its Progress. This is a trick of mine for doing a deal of good with a little money.”

Oleo and the color yellow
In quest of Swiss Army knives, which my grandson Nick collects, we plied the passageways of local antique shops.

4th down and long
This coming Sunday, it is expected that over 100 million U.S. citizens will be watching the Super Bowl on T.V. Maybe you will be one of them.

Tripp Star-Ledger

District 19 Representatives are working together
Rep. Kyle Schoenfish finds himself in a position to help newcomer Rep. Kent Peterson “learn the ropes” during the first days of the 2015 South Dakota Legislative session in Pierre.

Barz attends SDRVMOC training
The annual training session of the South Dakota Reserve Veterinary Medical Officer Corps was held Jan. 5 in Pierre. Attending was local veterinarian Dr. David Barz.

Kaylor 4-H club hosts demonstration by Maggie the Arson Dog
Kaylor 4-H held its meeting Jan. 4 at the Tripp Fire Hall.

T-D one-act play in Mitchell
This year, the Tripp-Delmont students went to the One-Act Play competition in Mitchell. They performed the play Booby Trap. They had Mrs. Hopkins as their teacher director and Patricia Fischer as their student director.

Gayville-Volin slips by TDA Nighthawks
After taking a half-time lead of 24-18 against Gayville-Volin, the Tripp-Delmont/Armour Nighthawks suffered through a third quarter cold spell in the 42-40 loss, Jan. 24.

Double victory over Mitchell Christian
The Nighthawk basketball teams took two wins home Thursday, Jan. 22.

Washing your hands one way to help prevent the spread of the flu
Now that the holidays are over, everybody is starting to remember what winter really is: flu season.

Quiz Bowl team takes third place
Every year, Mitchell radio station Q107.3 holds a Quiz Bowl tournament. Throughout the fall semester, 24 teams in the surrounding areas compete for a cash prize of $1,000.























 
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