Start the Hunt
Tate Van Laecken, Tea, grandson of Rob and Joanne Van Laecken,
gets a start at the annual Parkston Easter Egg Hunt. With winds
gusting to almost 45 miles an hour the day before the April 19
event, the weather cleared and the couple of hundred youths enjoyed
the dash to collect eggs and possibly find the special prize
eggs that were scattered around Rose Bormann Memorial Park.
Plant a tree on Arbor Day
Plant a tree and help beautify your home and community.
Parkston Municipal Airport receives award
The Parkston Municipal Airport received the award for Best Maintained
Small General Aviation Airport in South Dakota at the annual
South Dakota Airports Conference in Spearfish.
Parkston unit competing for national maintenance
Parkstons Forward Support Company, 153rd Engineer Battalion,
is competing for the 2013-2014 Army Award for Maintenance Excellence
and underwent an inspection this month to validate the unit as
having one of the best maintenance programs in the National Guard.
Hurley essay awarded in contest
Parkston High School senior Jalen Hurley was awarded a check
for $500.00 from the SD Division of Securities Essay Contest.
Prunty, Sudbeck end season with strong
finish at State
Two local girls competed in the South Dakota State Gymnastics
Championships in Watertown, March 22 and 23
Parkston baseball starts out 3-0
The spring baseball season got under way for Parkston, April
7, with a win on the road at Tabor.
Livestock Disaster Assistance programs
The Livestock Disaster Assistance Programs for 2012, 2013 and
2014 signup started April 15 and runs through Jan. 30, 2015.
First buffalo calf of the season spotted
at Custer State Park
The first buffalo calf of the spring, a bull calf, in Custer
State Park was spotted April 8. It was found by park staff off
of Fisherman Flats Road in the interior of the Park.
On the Hunt
Dozens of children searched for eggs at the annual Easter egg
hunt. The children gathered at the Good Samaritan Society, Tripp,
to look for the eggs. Following the hunt, the group headed downtown
to eat at a breakfast hosted by the Tripp Womens Civic
Club. A free movie, Yogi Bear, at the Idle Hour Theatre, ended
the mornings activities.
Hutchinson County wind farm project doubles
The skys the limit for B&H Wind.
The company received unanimous approval from the Hutchinson County
Commission for a conditional use permit for 10 additional turbines,
Home Creations and More finds home
Tripps Main Street became home to a new business--Home
Creations and More. Designer and store owner Brenda Ziegler is
using her business for furniture refinishing/repurposing, as
well as selling home décor.
The Tripp Womens Civic Club hosted the Easter Bunny Breakfast
at the Tripp Emergency Services Center on Main Street this past
Saturday. In attendance were 45 kids plus parents, grandparents
and others. Winners of the childrens Easter baskets were
(left to right) Mindy Oleson and Mason Reiner. Other events of
the morning included an Easter Egg Hunt for the children at the
Good Samaritan Society, Tripp, where the residents enjoyed watching
the children search for eggs. That was followed by the movie
Yogi Bear at the Idle Hour Theater. Both events were sponsored
by the Tripp Commercial Club.
Good Samaritan Society, Tripp, staff anniversaries for March
2014 include: (left to right) front row-LaDonna Way (11 years)
and Marcia Murtha (seven years); back rowHarry Guthmiller
(10 years), Russell Neugebauer (15 years) and Tammy Varilek (seven
years). Not pictured: Trisha Kaufman (two years).