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.


The Parkston High School Drama Department presented the one-act play, Complaint Department and Lemonade, January 13, in the Multi-Purpose Room. The play, to be performed at the Regional One-Act Play contest, Tuesday, January 24, in Sioux Falls, featured a long line of complaints, ranging from being thirsty to a singing problem, ending up with a complaint about the complaint department. (Above) Tatianna Fuerniss listens to T.J. Bigge. The play is under the direction of Eunice Schmidt and written by Kamron Klitgaard.

Parkston Food Center to celebrate 30th anniversary
This January, Bob Van Zee will celebrate 30 years in business of the Parkston Food Center.

Daugaard announces sales tax deal with Amazon
The effort to quell lagging state sales tax receipts received a boost Tuesday with Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s announcement January 10 that Amazon would voluntarily start collecting sales tax on its online sales in South Dakota.


It was a busy week for Trojan sports. Starting the successfull week off was the wrestling team, who won three matches at the quadrangular held in Parkston, January 10. The girls and boys basketball team then won both of their games, January 12, followed by the wrestling team with a fifth place finish at the Jerry Opbroek Invitation in Mitchell, January 14. The gymnastics team competed in a quad in Sioux Falls, January 9, finishing fourth in the team title. (Above) Trojan Tucker Murtha gets a hold of his opponent during the quadrangular in Parkston.

Pick a number: Football cooperative denied classification appeal
The number of students in any given school district can fluctuate often. However, at some point a concrete number must be used to determine a school’s classification for varsity sports.

A tasty resolution
Only eight percent of those who make January resolutions keep them, according to a study by the University of Scranton. Apparently, most people make their resolutions too complicated or difficult, ending in failure.

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley
Biblically speaking
Raymond and his friends share scriptural wisdom

October 1998 - Raymond Cooper was quickly learning running a newspaper took a lot more time than running a broadcast operation.

University of South Dakota announces fall Dean’s List
More than 2,300 students at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, are being honored for their high achievement during the fall 2016 semester with the release of the Dean’s List.

BHSU students named to fall 2016 Dean’s List
The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University, Spearfish, has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester.

Student named to SMSU Dean’s List
Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, Minnesota, students have been honored for achievement during the fall semester of study.

Student named to Augustana’s Dean’s List
Augustana University, Sioux Falls, today announced that Sydney Weber of Parkston has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year.

Americans will head to beach and international destinations in 2017
According to a recent AAA survey, 42 percent of Americans are planning to take a vacation in 2017, with most planning trips to warm weather destinations in the U.S. and abroad.

Dairy calf respiratory disease:
Treatment in the aftermath of cold weather

Cold weather is not just hard on the people taking care of animals, it can be tough on the animals themselves, Russ Daly, Professor, South Dakota State University Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health Veterinarian, said.

New report highlights status of eastern South Dakota native grasslands
South Dakota State University Extension recently released its new land use report, Quantifying Undisturbed (Native) Lands in Eastern South Dakota: 2013, which takes a comprehensive look at all historic and current land use in eastern South Dakota in regard to native or virgin sod that potentially remains.

Help prepare farm employees for winter conditions
Cold and snow create challenges for everyone, especially for immigrant workers who may not be familiar with extreme cold.

Warning against travel scams and timeshare resellers

It is that time of year again when people are planning winter trips to warmer regions and may be faced with advertisements to buy a timeshare or travel package.

Buffalo hides
The demise of the Dakota buffalo herds started in the early 1880s.

Easily obtain replacement Social Security tax forms online
Tax time is fast approaching. Preparing your documents can seem overwhelming. Some forms and paperwork might be difficult to track down. Social Security has made it easy to track down your annual Benefit Statement.

Tripp Star-Ledger
Three positions open on City of Tripp council

Three City of Tripp council board members are up for re-election this year.
The terms are expiring for:
• Marie Sandau, Alderman Ward 1, two year term;
• John Friman, Alderman Ward 2, two year term; and
• Dean Varilek, Alderman, Ward 3, 2 year term.
Petitions for nominations will be available Friday, January 27, at the City of Tripp Finance Office, 101 West First Street, between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. They must be returned by Friday, February 24, at 5 p.m.
If more than one petition is filed for any of the above offices, an election will be held.

Daugaard announces sales tax deal with Amazon

The effort to quell lagging state sales tax receipts received a boost Tuesday with Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s announcement January 10 that Amazon would voluntarily start collecting sales tax on its online sales in South Dakota.

Say cheese: Senate OKs release of booking photos
South Dakota took what one senator characterized as a “baby step” with Senate approval of a bill that designates booking photographs as public records.

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