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.

Wednesday, May 24
The Parkston Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will host their annual Buddy Poppy drive.


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.

Be one, save three
Blood donors have an incredible superpower--they can save three local lives every eight weeks.
Since LifeServe Blood Center is the sole supplier of blood products to more than 120 hospitals in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, donors are truly giving life back to members of their own communities.
Each blood donation made with LifeServe Blood Center will go on to help up to three area hospital patients.
One in seven people entering the hospital will need a lifesaving blood transfusion. Help ensure the blood’s there when it’s needed by scheduling an appointment at an upcoming blood drive in your area.
• Molly and Sadie Schoenfelder Scholarship Blood Drive, Wednesday, May 31, from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Avera St. Benedict Health Center, 401 W. Glynn Drive.
LifeServe Blood Center is working with these two sisters from Parkston to not only help with the summer blood supply, but also to earn a $500 college scholarship.
Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 605-395-6766.
New blood donors who are not familiar with the blood donation process are encouraged to ask questions before, during and after their blood donation.
Below are a few tips for ensuring a successful blood donation:
• If you are 16 or 17 years old and you’ve never donated blood with LifeServe Blood Center, be sure to get a signed parental/guardian permission form.
• Get a good night’s sleep before your blood donation.
• Eat a good meal before donating blood. Do not donate on an empty stomach.
• Drink plenty of fluids.
• Bring a photo ID or Blood Donor ID card.

June Meals on Wheels drivers
Meals-on-wheels drivers for June are:
Monday: Joanne VanLaecken
Tuesday, June 6, 13, 27: Merlyn Tiede.
Wednesday: Mary and Alma Lindeman
Thursday, June 1, 15, 22, 29, and Tuesday, June 20: Joe Weber and First Dakota National Bank.
Thursday, June 8: Scott and Ed Ehler
Friday: Margaret Kiunke and Linda Schoenfish
Saturday: Cathy Bormann

ROCS schedule
For rides, call your driver at 605-724-2650. at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your ride.
Thursday, June 8: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, June 29: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.

Army Guard units receive national Superior Unit Award

Twenty-three out of 42 South Dakota Army National Guard units, including the local Forward Support Company, 153rd Engineer Battalion, received the National Guard Bureau’s Superior Unit Award in recognition of outstanding achievement during training year 2016.

E/P track and field teams to State meet
Ten girls and six boys will represent the Ethan/Parkston track team at this year’s state meet.

Three injured in car/carriage accident north of Tripp
Three people were injured in a crash between a car and a horse-drawn carriage late Sunday night, May 21, north of Tripp.

Every day is internet security day at Social Security
Being safe online is important every day. There may be days devoted to internet security awareness, but you need to be careful every time you go online.

Website lists war casualties by counties
The following Hutchinson County names were taken from a master list of over 2,800 South Dakotans who are recorded as war casualties.

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley
What’s going on?
Deacons, and the Devil, has everyone talking

Monday morning conversations at the Hoffbrau were divided between questions regarding events just 20 hours earlier at First Baptist Church and discussions concerning Marvin Walsh’s meeting with the Devil at Lennox Valley Lutheran Church.

Malloy graduates from USF
The University of Sioux Falls awarded 481 total degrees, May 21, at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science.

BHSU students earn degrees during 2017 spring commencement ceremony
Black Hills State University candidates for graduation were awarded master, bachelor, associate degrees during the University’s 173rd commencement ceremony this month. Nearly 430 students received their degrees.

Parkston/Ethan loses lead early in defeat
Parkston/Ethan watched the game slip away early and could not recover in a 6-1 loss to Turner Hutch, May 16.

Lancers honor Wagner at yearly event
The annual Lancer Athletic Senior Recognition and Special Awards Ceremony was held May 7 on the campus of Mount Marty College in Yankton.

Memorial Day travel expected to be at highest level since 2005
AAA projects 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend.

Final results of survey show differences in farm income and expenses
The final results are in for the 2016 Annual Report which provides a summary of financial data from 99 farms enrolled in the South Dakota Farm/Ranch Management program.

Getting cows in synch
The Beef Reproductive Task Force has released its 2017 recommended synchronization protocols for beef producers.

A visit to the cemetery

As Memorial Day approaches, it is a great time to pause and consider the true meaning of this holiday.

South Dakota students taking the next steps
Every spring, a new group of students takes a big step into the next phase of life upon graduation.

Law enforcement introduces anonymous texting program to combat illegal drug use
Sanford Health, South Dakota Sheriff’s Association, South Dakota Police Chiefs’ Association, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety and myself announce the rollout of Project Stand Up-a statewide anonymous texting program that allows citizens to standup to drug crimes in their communities.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Nine graduates say goodbye to Tripp-Delmont High School

Nine Tripp-Delmont seniors, led by valedictorian Whitney Fuerst and salutatorian Alexis Gregerson, completed their high school careers with the 26th annual Commencement Ceremony, May 20, in the Tripp-Delmont Gymnasium.

Local scholarships and grants awarded
The Tripp Area Community Foundation awarded thousands in scholarships for students, along with multiple grants to community non-profits.

$1.3 billion spent on outdoor recreation in South Dakota
Outdoor and wildlife-associated recreation contributes $1.3 billion annually to the South Dakota economy, according to a recent report from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

Schroeder receives Iowa funeral director/embalmer license
Goglin Funeral Homes of Yankton, Scotland, Tyndall and Tripp announce a new accomplishment of its funeral director, Cheyenne R. Schroeder.

Schafers to receive scholarship at SDSU
South Dakota State University student Payton Schafers, Tripp, will receive the William G. Macksam Endowed Scholarship in Landscape Design for the upcoming academic year.

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