Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon will meet Friday at 8 p.m. at
the Avera St. Benedict Health Center Meeting Room. For more information,
Monday, March 10
The Parkston School Board will meet in the Elementary Conference
Room at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 11
The City of Parkston will meet in City Hall at 7 p.m
Monday, March 10
The Tripp-Delmont School Board will meet in the Tripp Attendance
Center at 6:30 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.
Parkston School Board to meet March 10
The Parkston School Board will meet Monday, March 10, at 6:30
p.m. in the Elementary Conference room.
Preliminary agenda items include:
Call to order; establish a quorum; Pledge of Allegiance; approve
agenda; approve consent agenda-approve minutes, accept financial
reports, approve claims, declare items surplus (5 helmets and
48 shoulder pads), accept resignation, authorize post tax contribution
to SDRS 457; visitors and correspondence; Superintendents
report; Principals and Athletic Directors reports;
old business-food service update, gymnastics discussion, sportsmanship
policy, agriculture and industrial tech discussion; new business-online
course requirement, policy review500 seriesstudent,
number 538 and 539; executive session-negotiations, student matter;
The Parkston School Board wants to foster community feedback
and input. Anyone who wishes to talk to the board about any topic
is encouraged to do so. A place on the agenda is reserved for
such conversations under visitor and correspondence.
The Board asks that you contact the superintendent in advance
so that necessary arrangements, if required, can be made.
Blood drive March 11 in Tripp
The winter months often can impact the local blood supply, but
this winter has been especially harsh. The brutal temperatures,
along with winter storms, have created many challenges for blood
donors to get out and give a donation.
Now, blood donors are needed to help boost the blood supply so
that hospital patients in need of life-saving blood products
receive them the moment they need them.
It is important for donors to donate year-round, but blood donors
are especially needed during the winter months so that blood
products are already on the shelf the moment they are needed.
Blood donation matters for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
and radiation treatment, for trauma and accident patients, newborn
babies, patients with inherited bleeding disorders and patients
undergoing various surgeries.
Please plan to give your life-saving gift at the Tripp Community
Blood Drive, Tuesday, March 11, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the
Emergency Services Building, Main Street.
Sign up to save a life today. Schedule a blood donation appointment
online at lifeservebloodcenter.org
or call 800-287-4903.
Eligible blood donors must be at least 16 years old, should weigh
at least 120 pounds and should be in general good health.
At the blood drive held Jan. 14, 14 donors registered and 20
life-saving units were donated. There also was a couple of milestone
donors: Glenn Ziegler, one gallon, and Wilma Herr, five gallons.
All the units donated at the Tripp blood drive can save up to
Team, Reiff win titles for second straight year
The Parkston Trojan wrestling team keeps setting records.
At the 2013 State B Wrestling Tournment, the Trojans set the
tournament scoring record with 164 points. This year, they came
close with 158 points and another team championship.
School asks for input on future of CTE
With the retirement of Rob Van Laecken, the future of the Career
and Technical Educations classes is being examined by the Parkston
Ready for regions
Parkston Trojan senior center Spencer Lucas (middle) drives for
two points during the Feb. 24 57-48 loss to the visiting Corsica/Stickney
team. Parkston will begin Region 5A tournament action Friday,
March 7, as they take on the winner of the Mt. Vernon/Plankinton
winner in Parkston. The winner will advance to the championship
finals Tuesday, March 11, for a shot at the State A Tournament
in Sioux Falls, March 20 to 22.
Young Riders 4-H Club have completed community service projects.
The club held their monthly meeting Feb. 23. The members decided
to fill birthday bags with cake mix, frosting, candles, plates
and several other items to make someones birthday a little
more special. These bags will be donated to the Food Pantry in
Parkston. This past December, the members collected tags from
the Angel Tree to sponsor a child in Hutchinson County. (Left
to right) Members with the birthday bags are: Hunter Haberman,
Ellie Goehring, Tucker Murtha, Taya Heisinger, Lexi Leischner,
Justin Edelman, Kaci Goehring, Ethan Murtha, Austin Haberman,
Cheyenne Roth, Lindsey Vaith and Kail Vaith.
A bald eagle built a nest near the old Meridian Bridge in Yankton
two years ago, and then perched on a nearby cottonwood branch
and posed for pedestrians, who were at eye level to the big bird
when they were on the bridges upper deck.
Townships push again for authority to impose
added tax to maintain roads, bridges
Townships are in the process of a second attempt to receive permission
to levy a capital improvement property tax for roads, bridges
Fishing for some new dinner
I come from a long line of fisherman. I think I was born to love
all types of fish recipes.
Prevent frozen pipes and costly damage
to your home
Frozen pipes are the second most common cause of home insurance
claims in the United States, according to the Insurance Information
Maag follows in fathers footsteps
On the telephone, or in person, Jeff Maag is unfailingly friendly
CASA seeks volunteers to advocate for children
Chaos, instability, fear.
These are all things we would hope no child would have to feel,
but sadly, for abused and neglected children it can be a way
Communities to decide whether to grant
open container permits for party vehicles
It already is legal to pay the state $100 to receive a permit
to have alcohol on special party buses or limousines, but a bill
now awaits the governors approval that gives the local
community the decision whether to allow it on city streets or