Coming events
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.

Monday, November 1
The City of Tripp will meet in the city office at 7:30 p.m.

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.

ROCS schedule
For rides, call your driver at 605-724-2650. at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your ride.
Thursday, Nov. 6: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Holiday
For rides, call your driver at 605-724-2650.
Monday, Nov. 3: Armour to Mitchell, 7:30 a.m.; Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 17: Armour to Mitchell, 7:30 a.m.; Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 18: Villa, 1 p.m.

Meals on Wheels drivers
for November

Meals-on-wheels drivers for November are:
Monday: Irene Thury and Diane Braley
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 11, 25: Merlyn Tiede and Chuck Stainbrook
Tuesday, Nov. 18: First Dakota National Bank and Ed Ehler
Wednesday: Carolyn Larson and Gail Tiede
Thursday: First Dakota National Bank and Floyd Bialas
Friday: Judy Boddicker and Betty Mattheis
Saturday: Dick and DeDe Thury

RE and mobile home taxes due
The second half of real estate taxes and mobile home taxes are due and must be paid or postmarked on or before Oct. 31 reminds Tamara Miller, Hutchinson County Treasurer. Interest will be charged Nov. 1.
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and open during the noon hour.

Prince to the Rescue

The Missoula Children’s Theater, along with Parkston Elementary students, presented the play, Rapunzel, in two performances this past Saturday in the Multi-Purpose Room. The play takes place in the French countryside, while Rapunzel is locked away in Madame Gothel’s tower. The lost prince, Rapunzel’s parents and her friends (the unicorns) all try to help her escape. Above, the prince (played by Ragen Weber) gets some advice from Frenchy (played by Missoula Children’s Theater’s Shelby Art). The play was directed by Shera Haase, with assistant directors Sadie Lindeman and Justin Ganley.

Washington leadership is the real problem say candidate
While they differed wildly on some issues, the four men trying to get elected to the U.S. Senate all seemed to agree that the government in Washington, D.C., is dysfunctional.


Tristin Fodness, Vermillion, took several hours to free-hand the designs and carve this pumpkin for Halloween. The theme of the carving was plants. He is the son of Heather Fincher and grandson of Patsy Fodness.

Throwing for a cause

Since the start of October, every other Thursday you will see a group of ladies in pink t-shirts, throwing darts, laughing, joking and having fun at Kim’s Place in Parkston.

Sommer is the Vice President of the Biology Club at SMSU
Rebecca Sommer, a junior from Parkston. is the Vice President of the Biology Club at Southwest Minnesota State University for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Autumn mysteries
South Dakotans are no-nonsense folks, so we always struggle to find supernatural tales for our October issues. But we have heard a few through the years.

Trojans crush Cavaliers to stay unbeaten

The top-ranked Parkston Trojans wrapped up a perfect regular season with a 42-0 win over the Bon Homme Cavaliers, Oct. 23, in Parkston.

First time at state = fourth place

The Parkston Trojans cheer team finished off their first year of competition with a fourth place finish at the State A Competitive Cheer and Dance Championships, Oct. 24 and 24, in Watertown.

Girls place fifth at State A meet
The Ethan/Parkston cross country teams returned from the State A Meet in Huron with several strong finishes.

South Dakota reports first flu detections of season
South Dakota is reporting one case of influenza A and two of influenza B, the first detections of the 2014-2015 season.

SHIINE to help with Medicare Part D review
Every fall, Medicare prescription drug plans (Part D) announce changes to their premium, co-payments and the drugs they cover. Individuals need to check to be sure they have the best coverage for the 2015 plan year.

Employee turnover affecting your operation?
Employee turnover is a challenge many dairies face, Tracey Erickson, South Dakota State University Extension Dairy Field Specialist, said.

New Farm Bill program to help provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the implementation of a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought.

ADRDL responds quickly to PEDv

An emerging virus demands quick action.

Drying corn this harvest
When corn reaches maturity, the moisture content of the kernel is generally between 30 and 35 percent.


They’re shouting and selling all year long, but the late summer and early fall in the warm sun after the bugs and most of the birds have gone south is the best time to take in an auctioneer’s show.

SD prepared to monitor travelers from Ebola affected countries
The state health department will actively monitor travelers who enter South Dakota from Ebola-affected countries under new measures announced by the CDC.

Choosing a Medicare plan that’s right for you
Just recently, I was talking to my neighbor Joyce, who is a retired principal. As she was always healthy and active, I was surprised to hear that last year, just short of her 69th birthday,

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Bullies-Be-Gone at Tripp-Delmont

This past week in Tripp-Delmont High School, the students participated in a week of learning about bullying. The saying of the week was “Small Actions Make Big Changes.

Senate candidates say Washington leadership is the real problem
While they differed wildly on some issues, the four men trying to get elected to the U.S. Senate all seemed to agree that the government in Washington, D.C., is dysfunctional.

Fire safety plan saves area family
Every year, students around the nation celebrate Fire Prevention Week. They learn about fire safety, and smoke detectors and they learn to make a home fire escape plan for their family.

Paw Print
TDA digs pink for Stacy Fousek

Stacy Fousek, the Tripp-Delmont computer teacher and tech coordinator, was diagnosed with Stage 2B Breast Cancer Feb. 12.

TDA Nighthawks take the wins
The Nighthawk volleyball team has added two of the wins to their record of 7-15 these past two weeks.

T-D welcomes new special ed teacher
There are several new faces in the Tripp-Delmont school this year. One of those faces is of the new special education teacher, Erin Lundberg.

A counselor all to ourselves
This year, Tripp-Delmont finally has a school counselor that we don’t have to share with another school. Her name is Carly Ann Fritz, and everyone really likes her.

One more year to go
I’m sure that all of the students at Tripp-Delmont are excited for this school year. Especially the seniors.

Career day

Kelsey Buchmann, Austin Fischer, and Ali Hanson pose for a photo during their day at the Mitchell high school job fair. Juniors and seniors attended the job fair at the end of September to learn about different post-secondary options.

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