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.

Local National Guard volunteers organizing community food drive
Volunteer members of the South Dakota National Guard are organizing a food drive to benefit needy individuals located in the communities in which they serve.
Members of the public who would like to help donate items are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to any Army National Guard armory in South Dakota or to the Air National Guard base in Sioux Falls from now until June 8. For Parkston information, call 605-928-3420.
The food drive is not limited to only volunteer members of the Guard, but is intended as a community activity. Food items will be delivered to various social service organizations and food banks during the SDNG’s Golden Coyote training exercise June 8 to 20.
This is the second year volunteers have organized a food drive to benefit people in need. Last year’s drive focused on supporting some of the poorest counties in the United States--on South Dakota’s Native American reservations. This year’s drive is being expanded to include more communities across the state.
The all-volunteer effort to collect non-perishable food items, while not an official function of the National Guard, is a welcome adjunct activity showcasing volunteers’ commitment to serve some of South Dakota’s most needy people.
For more information, please contact the local National Guard unit in your community or Lt. Col. Lynn Wilson at (605) 737-6009 or Staff Sgt. Jenna Watkins at (605) 737-6658.

Prom time

Jeff Smithey and Halli Heisinger enter the grand march at the 2015 Parkston High School Prom last Saturday night in the National Guard Armory. Attendees were entertained with a meal and music, followed by events during the After Prom party.

More wind towers to dot horizon?
A new wind farm is in the planning stages for the Avon area. Prevailing Winds, LLC, is in the development stages for a wind farm in the Choteau Creek Ridge area.

Thuringers help Delmont Fire Department get grant

Douglas county corn and soybean farmers Rick and Tammy Thuringer were selected as winners of $2,500 through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

Auxiliary contest winners announced

The American Legion Auxiliary Post 194 of Parkston conducted their annual American Poem and Essay contests earlier this year for the fifth and sixth grade students.

Brain training: Science weighs in
Brain training has become a very hot topic in recent decades.

Parkston takes Dell Rapids Invite title
Sydney Bormann led Parkston with a first place finish at the Dell Rapids Invitational, April 14, and helping the team claim the championship.

Trojans fall 7-4 to Bon Homme
Wes Dvorak did all he could to give Parkston Trojans baseball team a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Bon Homme, as they lost 7-4 in seven innings, April 16.

A pioneer railroad builder
Charles Prior put many towns in South Dakota on the map.

Limited improvement in the climate outlooks
Dry conditions are likely to stay with us in the near term. Some hope exists in the long-term outlook released by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center April 16 which shows potential improvement this summer.

H5N2 avian influenza confirmed in Kingsbury County
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in Kingsbury County.

The second half of the battle: Getting cows bred
Although calving season management is the primary concern for most spring-calving herds, that is only half the battle, Warren Rusche, South Dakota State Univesity Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist, said.

State continues to reach out to veterans

South Dakota is fortunate to have a team working together, shoulder to shoulder, to enhance the lives of our veterans.

Hard working cows
Have you noticed that our summertime parades and celebrations never feature cows?

DPS officials urge seat belt use
South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials say so far in 2015, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of motor vehicle fatality victims who were not wearing seat belts.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Commander visit
National American Legion Commander Mike Helms (center) visits with Tripp American Legion members Vern Just and Willmer Herr at an open house April 20 in the Legion Hall. Helms made Tripp one of his stops as he spoke at other American Legion posts throughout eastern South Dakota on his two-day visit. See next week’s newspaper for more on his visit

TRIPP: Past, present, future
Travelers on Highways 37 and 18 may see the signs along the road.

The lights are on
When you turn on your lights in the evening, you may be surprised to know that the energy powering them may be local wind energy.

Paw Print
Golfers hit the course

Golf just started these past couple weeks.

Students keep turning left
On April 14, the Tripp-Delmont tracksters attended a meet in Wagner.

Dress code: Good or bad? You decide
Spring is coming, and with that, a debate has arisen among the students and faculty at Tripp-Delmont High School as to what’s appropriate for clothing and what’s not.

Patricia Fischer
Patricia Fischer, who mostly is known as Trisha at Tripp-Delmont, is getting excited for graduation.

Michelle Nuss
Michelle Nuss, born Nov. 11, 1996, is the daughter of Wayne and Ludmila Nuss.

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