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, October 5
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.

Meals on Wheels drivers for October
Meals-on-wheels drivers for October are:
Monday: Tom and Becky Hafner
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 14, 18: Merlyn Tiede and Chuck Stainbrook
Tuesday, Oct. 21: First Dakota National Bank and Ed Ehler
Wednesday: Jessica Leischner
Thursday: First Dakota National Bank and Ed Ehler
Friday: Merlin and Shirley Baltzer
Saturday: JoAnn Weisz

M.D.S. expansion nears completion

M.D.S. Manufacturing Company, Inc., of Parkston, is nearing completion of their recent expansion.

Tripp Foundation plans memorial park
A 2,500 square foot lot on Main Street in Tripp will receive a make-over this fall, thanks to the Tripp Area Community Foundation.

DSU makes student teaching assignments
Dakota State University student Beau Behrend is student teaching kindergarten to eighth grade at Madison Elementary-Gracevale Colony in the Madison Central School District during the fall semester in Madison.

No. 1 Trojans top No. 2 Winner
In a battle of the top two teams in Class 11B, the top-ranked Parkston Trojans turned back number two Winner, 35-17, Sept. 26 in Winner.

School superintendents appointed to tournament site selection committee
Three school superintendents have been appointed to help guide the selection of sites for high school tournaments and events.

A constitution for the new state

A constitutional convention that resulted in what would eventually become a constitution for the new state of South Dakota might have ended before its work began.

Temperature and precipitation outlook through December
The warm-up across South Dakota recently may bring some optimism to farmers as preparations begin for fall harvest.

Palmer Amaranth found in South Dakota
South Dakota State University weed science team confirms the finding of Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) in South Dakota.

Election signs not allowed in right of way
The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds the public that political campaign and ballot-issue signs cannot be placed on state highway rights of way.

Corn silage pricing decisions
Accurately pricing corn silage can be a challenge for the many Midwestern producers who buy and sell the feed ingredient.

Corn silage harvest moisture and management
With corn silage harvesting well underway, Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University Extension Forages Field Specialist, shares some tips to help to get the best out of this crop.

Cost estimating tool for silage/earlage available on
South Dakota State University Extension Field Specialists, along with the South Dakota Center for Farm and Ranch Management, have developed the Silage/Earlage Decision Aid to use in estimating costs of silage production.

Recent low temperatures during soybean maturity not a good sign for 2014 soybean crop
Low temperatures can have a negative impact on 2014 soybean yields, David Karki, Ph.D., South Dakota State University Extension Agronomy Field Specialist, said.

Preparing your vegetables for frost or freezing
It is late-September and gardeners raising tomatoes know what that means.

South Dakota health officials watching for enterovirus
The Department of Health today received specimens from several suspect cases of the enterovirus EV-D68 and submitted them to CDC for testing, a state health official said.

South Dakota has nation’s highest flu vaccination rate
Nearly 60 percent of South Dakotans got a flu vaccination last season, the highest percentage in the nation, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Safe and quality apples from the orchard to the consumer
Fall is here, and apple-picking season has started. Growers have several options to market their fresh apple crop, Joan Hegerfeld-Baker, South Dakota State University Extension Instructor and Food Safety Specialist, said.

Survey reveals low salaries among reasons for teacher turnover
A recent survey conducted by the School Administrators of South Dakota revealed most districts were able to fill open positions by the first day of school, but lost highly qualified teachers due to low salaries and other opportunities that simply pay better than education.

National Newspaper Week October 5 to 13

Tucked inside the 4-H building at the Minnesota State Fair is a working museum filled with old presses, two Linotypes and other features of a 1930s-era newspaper.

Early skydiver
Motorcyle daredevil Evil Knevil, now tooling around in motorcycle heaven, has nothing on a skinny South Dakota kid named George Hopkins.

How well do veterans know acronyms
In today’s world of communicating and texting it’s all about abbreviations and acronyms.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Tripp pours out support for local man inflicted with ALS

What began as a simple challenge between sports rivals culminated with an entire school rallying together to help a local resident stricken with a devastating disease.

Guard unit wins national award

The U.S. Army awarded the South Dakota Army National Guard’s Forward Support Company, 153rd Engineer Battalion, the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 10.

Nighthawks notch first win
The Tripp-Delmont/Armour Nighthawks won their first game of the year after a 50-0 win over Marty Indian, Sept. 26, in Marty.

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