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.

Parkston Fire Department hosts certification training

Parkston firefighters Ryan Murtha, Kasey Jons and Frank Stands received certification during classes recently held in Parkston and Armour. They are certified for Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2, which is structural firefighting.

Thury to retire after 19 years with MDS

After 19 years, Parkston resident Leo Thury retired Feb. 28 from MDS Manufacturing, Inc., of Parkston.

Local student helps with production of Little Shop of Horrors
Mount Marty College Theatre will present the musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, Thursday through Sunday, March 26 to 29, in Marian Auditorium on the Yankton campus.

DWU announces Scholarship Day award-winners
Three local students were among the more than 120 high school students awarded the highest academic scholarships that Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, has to offer during Scholarship Day earlier this month.

Book shopper

Harley Neugebauer, daughter of Tracy and Charlene Neugebauer, looks through an assortment of books at last Saturday’s Spring Vendor Event and Craft Fair, sponsored by the Parkston American Legion Auxiliary Post 194. Sellers ranged from Avon products to custom-built wood projects that were available for the good-sized crowd to purchase.

Parkston man involved in crash
A Montana man died March 10 following a two-vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 44, 13 miles west of Freeman.

MMC Scholarship Day event held
Mount Marty College hosted high school seniors for Prestigious Scholarship Day Jan. 29.

Youth learn legislative process during 3-day trip to Pierre
When you’re 15, politics can be confusing. South Dakota’s Legislature now is more understandable for the teens who earned their way to attend the Farmers Union Two Year Legislative Award Trip, Feb 3 to 5.

Physical activity as a vital sign
Think back to your last healthcare visit. Were you asked about your current physical activity habits or counseled on how to start or maintain a physically active lifestyle?

Grass tetany: When to prepare grazing
Although it is still early spring, the temperatures in South Dakota have been relatively warm, and a few of the cool season grasses are beginning to green-up sooner than we expected.

Expanding drought likely in eastern South Dakota
The outlook for drought conditions this spring is not very optimistic, according to a seasonal drought outlook released this week by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center.

Planting oats in South Dakota
South Dakota is a leading oats producer in the United States. In 2014, 9.3 million bushels of grain were harvested from 100,000 acres according to the USDA-National Agricultural Statistics Service.With that green-up and cows lactating heavily comes the concern of grass tetany, Adele Harty, South Dakota State University Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist, said.

National Work Zone Awareness Week March 23-27

National Work Zone Awareness Week is March 23-27, and motorists are reminded to drive safely not only for the sake of South Dakota’s highway workers, but also for the drivers themselves, their passengers and other travelers on the highways.

Flogging rugs
It’s nearly spring house cleaning time.
Once, the entire family pitched in for this annual chore.

Ponder This: Jesus is led away to the cross
And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. Luke 23:26-56
Ponder this text you just read. Those first few words of verse 26 are stunning.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Foundation, library raise funds for community
Enriching and promoting prosperity for a brighter future.
That’s the mission statement of the Tripp Area Foundation.
It’s short, to the point and well-thought out.

Got blood?
Recently, the bloodmobile was back in town. Every now and then, the Life-Serve blood donation busses come into town, allowing people to donate their blood.

Students think up dinner dates
The students at Tripp-Delmont High-School were asked a fun hypothetical question: “Out of everyone in the world, who would you take to lunch, where, and why them?”

T-D students imagine field trips
Now that the fourth quarter has officially began in the Tripp-Delmont school district, and spring is hopefully here, students are getting anxious to be outside and are starting to think about vacations.

What do you do after school?
Have you ever wondered what kids do after school? Well, looking at the kids at Tripp-Delmont, they apparently do all kinds of things, though what they do also depends on the season.

Senior spotlight
Austin Emanuel Bitterman

Austin Emanuel Bitterman was born Nov. 12, 1996, to Darold and Sara Bitterman in Mitchell. He lived in Delmont for 11 years and then moved to Tripp, where he has lived ever since. Austin attends Tripp-Delmont High School and will graduate May 16.

Rebecca Ann Brown
Rebecca Ann Brown is the daughter of Dale and Amy Brown. She is the oldest of three siblings: Laura, Nic and Colby. She has gone to Tripp-Delmont High School for her entire high school career.

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