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.


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.

Thursday, August 21
The Hutchinson County Farmers Union will meet at 7 p.m. in the Good Samaritan Society, Tripp, meeting room.

Saturday, August 23
The District 1 Farmers Union meeting will meet at the Delmont Steakhouse in Delmont at 10 a.m. Guest speakers will be Terry Loest speaking on Tax Increment Financing and Tax Increment Districts, and Brent Loneman, Agland Coop Station manager, Delmont, speaking on the importance of doing business at your local cooperative.

Roll up your sleeve and save lives
Giving blood is safe, simple and saves lives. Just one blood donation can help save the lives of up to three hospital patients in our community. Blood donors are needed throughout the year, and especially during the summer months, to help ensure life-saving blood products are on the shelf for cancer patients, newborn babies, trauma and accident patients, surgery patients, and so many more.
Make a difference in your community and give a life-saving gift to someone in need by giving blood at an upcoming blood drive: Parkston Community Blood Drive, Thursday, Aug. 28, from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Avera St. Benedict Health Center, 401 W. Glynn Drive.

Mudcats ousted at state amateur tourney
The Parkston Mudcats quest for a State B Amateur title ended with a quarterfinal loss to Crofton, Neb.
The Mudcats advanced after a first round win over Redfield and then defeated Harrisburg, 5-0, Aug. 12 at the state tournament in Mitchell.
Their season was ended in the next round after suffering an 8-2 loss to Crofton, Aug. 15.

Capital for a Day schedule announced
Governor Dennis Daugaard, First Lady Linda Daugaard and staff from the State of South Dakota will be in Parkston, Wednesday, Aug. 27, for Capital for a Day.
The governor will be greeted at the Parkston Municipal Airport at 8:45 a.m. by Mayor David Hoffman, David Lambert, JD Bormann and Shayne McIntosh.
At 9 a.m., the governor will be attending a ribbon cutting at the new addition at M.D.S. Manufactoring, followed by a ground-breaking ceremony at Noteboom Implement for their planned expansion. The governor will speak about the 2015 Southewest Sewer Expansion Project-Governor’s Office of Economic Development grant recognition.
The community will have an opportunity to meet with Daugaard at a social/coffee time at Pony Creek Steakhouse from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The governor will read the proclamation declaring Parkston as Capital for a Day and have some brief comments.
The governor then will be escorted at 11 a.m. to the Parkston Area Foundation Park on Main Street by the Parkston High School Band. From there, Daugaard will visit several Main Street businesses.
A community leader roundtable lunch will be held at Avera Bormann Manor patio from noon until 1:30 p.m., followed by a meeting with the State Healthcare Task Force until 2 p.m.
First Lady Linda Daugaard will be reading to children at 1:30 p.m. at the Parkston Public Library.
The governor will travel to Dimock to tour Dimock Dairy and the housing development project from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Daugaard will depart from the Parkston Muncipal Airport at approximately 3:30 p.m.

A Musical Mission

Music and faith have always been important parts of Parkston resident Merlyn Tiede’s life.

Monson inducted into Beadle Club

Former Parkston elementary principal Rob Monson was inducted in to the South Dakota Beadle Club at its annual meeting in Sioux Falls, Aug. 7.

Recruits experience National Guard training

For a day and a half, 15 potential recruits lived alongside Soldiers of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery, during a recruiting event at Camp Ripley, Aug. 5-6.


Kori Boschee, the daughter of Dr. Chris and Jen Boschee, gets a cold splash at the dunk tank booth during Parkston’s Old Fashioned Saturday Night held recently. The booth was a fundraiser for the newly formed gymnastics team at Parkston High School.

21st annual William’s Ten reunion held
The 21st annual William’s Ten reunion was held at the Legion Hall in Menno, July 28 to July 30.

Parties for South Dakota
In 1989, over 300 communities threw big bashes to celebrate South Dakota’s centennial.

Home tomato canning tips offered
Home canning tomatoes is a great way to preserve them for later use.

Railroad commits additional grain trains
Railroad lines serving South Dakota shippers have committed to providing three additional grain trains per week, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said.

New online tools help farmers use climate data
Two new online decision-making tools are available to farmers through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Useful to Usable, or U2U, research project, State Climatologist and South Dakota State University associate professor Dennis Todey said.

Preparing the beef calf for weaning
Weaning is the most stressful event in a calf’s life. If calves can weather this stress unscathed, they have cleared a major hurdle to a productive future in the feedlot or as a replacement in the breeding herd.

Back to school reminds us of the importance of education

As students go back to school this month, it’s a great time to reflect on the vital role schools play in our communities and in regional economic development.

Cool, clear water
Have you ever faced the barren waste without the taste of water…cool, clear water?

How would you react to persecution?
Christian persecution all over the world seems to be on the rise lately.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Meet and Greet held

The Tripp Women’s Civic Club hosted the third Annual Meet and Greet Social, Aug. 5, in the Emergency Services Firehall community room with 73 residents in attendance enjoying ice cream.
Twenty-three of those present represented 13 families or singles of the nearly 30 households who have moved to Tripp since January, 2013.
This event introduces new residents to services, businesses, clubs, upcoming and ongoing events and opportunities for community involvement and a cordial welcome to Tripp.
The TWCC appreciates that so many came out to welcome Tripp’s new neighbors, as well as all the businesses, clubs and individuals who donated items for a gift bag for the new households in attendance, and prizes and gift certificates for drawings that were held during the evening.

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.

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