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, June 1
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, June 2
The Hutchinson County Commissioners will meet in the Courthouse in Olivet at 9 a.m.

Goodwill truck in Parkston June 3
The Goodwill truck will be in Parkston, June 3, to accept donations.
The truck will be available through June 10 at the Parkston lot of Dakota Horizinn, 205 North South Dakota Highway 37.
Items accepted for resale include good, clean, usable clothing, shoes, house wears and small furniture; books, CDs and videos; collectables; usable toys; electronics in working condition; and computer accessories.
Items included for recycling include dry clothing in any condition, computers and accessories, cell phone in need of repair, all used ink cartridges, books, shoes, purses, belts (in any condition), kitchen utensils, soft toys (any condition), paper (newspapers, magazines) and cardboard.
Items not accepted are large appliances, paint, chemicals, used oil, air conditioners, wet clothing, large furniture or furniture needing repair, TVs, tires, box springs, mattresses and encyclopedias.
Please carry all items as far to the front of the trailer as possible. Leave room at the back of the trailer for the stairs to be loaded. Do not leave items outside the trailer. They will not be picked up.

ROCS schedule
For rides, call your driver at 605-724-2650. at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your ride.
TRIPP
Thursday, June 4: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, June 11: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, June 18: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, June 25: Delmont to Yankton, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Yankton, 8 a.m.
Parkston
Monday, June 1: Armour to Mitchell, 7:30 a.m.; Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Monday, June 15: Armour to Mitchell, 7:30 a.m.; Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.

June Meals on Wheels drivers
Meals on Wheels drivers for June are:
Monday: Rob and JoAnne VanLaecken
Tuesday, June 2, 9, 23, 30: Merlyn Tiede
Tuesday, June 16: First Dakota Bank and Ed Ehler
Wednesday: Mary Lindeman and Alma Lindeman
Thursday: First Dakota National Bank and Berneice Bialas
Friday: Roland and LaValle Winter
Saturday: Kathy Bormann


Make it four

2015 State A Girls’ Golf champions Kenzie Lee, Sydney Bormann, Sierra Stands, Sydney Weber, Jayden Bormann and coach Tyler Hockett pose with another trophy to add to their legacy. The girls took first place for the fourth straight time and fifth in seven years. It also was the second consecutive individual championship for junior Sydney Bormann. PHOTO COURTESY SDPB.ORG

Lucas selected for statewide Healthy Living Youth Council
Katie Lucas, daughter of Todd and Danita Lucas of Parkston, has been selected to be a member of the Statewide Healthy Living Youth Council.


Tripp boys help rescue woman

On a recent spring day after school was out, Colby Brown and Preston McFayden were walking home from the ball park to Preston’s grandparents, Owen and Reita Goehring.

Mount Marty College nurse pinning held
The Mount Marty College nursing program held a Pinning Ceremony for May graduating nursing students May 8 in the College’s Marian Auditorium.

Officials warn of potential unscrupulous contractors in wake of Delmont disaster
Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety urge Delmont tornado victims to proceed with caution when moving into the recovery phase of this disaster.


Walkers

Every morning during this past school year, the Parkston first through sixth grade walked laps in the gym before school while participating in the Parkston Elementary Walking Program.

Locals graduate from LATI
The 48th annual Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, graduation ceremony was held May 8 with 719 graduates receiving their diplomas.


The destructive power of prairie fires
Fire.

On the prairie, it was a monster of destruction without pity, consuming everything before it.

Ethan/Parkston, Tripp-Delmont/Armour prepare for state track meet
Athletes from Ethan/Parkston and Tripp-Delomont/Armour getting ready for the 2015 State Track and Field Meet to be held in the Black Hills, Friday, May 29, through Saturday, May 30.

Scott throws no-hitter in 11-0 win
Twelve batters couldn’t locate Alex Scott as he threw a no-hitter, May 22, in Parkston’s 11-0 victory over Parker/Freeman/Hurley/Viborg.

Kinneberg leads Parkston to 6-3 victory
A superb effort by Ty Kinneberg spurred the Parkston Trojans to a 6-3 win in seven innings over Parker/Freeman/Hurley/Viborg, May 22, in Parkston.

Odd El Nino partially responsible for extra moisture
Since the beginning of May, precipitation conditions across South Dakota have changed generally for the better, becoming quite wet in certain areas of state, Dennis Todey, South Dakota State Univeristy Extension Climate Specialist and South Dakota Climatologist, said.

USDA reminds farmers to certify conservation compliance by June 1 deadline
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds farmers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA Service Center by June 1.

VOICES
Be aware of stroke risk and warning signs

Because the brain is the body’s “control center” for every major function, stroke is like a power outage that might leave permanent damage or even cause death.

The Sunshine Train
It wasn’t uncommon in the 1920s and 1930s for South Dakota cities to rent a train and send delegates out on a tour of the state extolling their city’s positive aspects.

GFP encourages boaters to wear life jackets
As warm weather finally sets in, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks would like to remind boaters of important safety procedures when spending time on the water.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Fire Departments train with donated grain rescue equipment

The Delmont Fire Department recently received lifesaving grain bin rescue equipment through a donation from Farm Credit Services of America.


CDC honors Parkston nurse with award

Kerri Lutjens, a registered nurse with Avera St. Benedict Health Center, has been awarded the prestigious Childhood Immunization Champion Award from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Stamp Design contest winner

The United States Postal Service 573 Stamp Design Contest was held in Mitchell April 11, with Vickie Linke, Ellen Speck and Elaine Thuringer as judges.

Buche Foods announces scholarship winner
Buche Foods announces that Nyssa Fechner of Tripp-Delmont High School is the winner of the $1,000 Underdog Scholarship Winner for 2015.



























 
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