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.

Advance staff honored with SDNA awards
Former and current staff members of The Parkston Advance, Inc., were honored during the 2014 South Dakota Newspaper Association’s annual Better Newspapers Contest, April 12, at the Ramkota Inn, Pierre.
Publisher Scott E. Ehler placed first in the Best Feature Photo category for the photo “That’s cold.” The shot was taken at the annual Polar Plunge that raises money for Special Education. “Great shot of facial expression and moving water. Well done,” the judges wrote.
Freelance writer Karen Adkins-Runge won a second place for her story on Maize the Hippopotamus, who was donated to the city by the Kathy Neal family and placed in Bormann Park. Judges comments were “A warm tale of a hippo coming to town. Lively writing throughout and good use of variety of quotes holds the reader’s interest.”
Photographer Diana Holden won a second place in Best Photo Series for her photos at the 2013 Class 11B Football Championships. “Classy take on playoff game theme. Good variety of action photos,” the judges commented.
Former editor Wendy Royston also received a second place in the Best News Story category for her story on Tripp farmer Marc Reiner and his trade-mission trip to China. “This news story had huge impact. The writer went above and beyond to promote ‘understanding’ of the issue. Great initiative in interviewing a ‘local’ and bringing his experience home. Excellent news writing,” the judges said.


The 2014 Parkston High School Prom was held April 12 in the Parkston National Guard Armory. This year’s theme was Anchor By You. Nathan Gramm escorts Keelan Bialas at the Grand March.

Hutchinson County wind farm project doubles in size
The sky’s 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, April 7.

Avera shows off remodeled Bormann Manor

With the $3.5 million remodeling project complete, Avera Bormann Manor hosted an open house, April 13, to show off the updates and improvements to its facility.

Searching for the “oldest”
Imagine what South Dakota looked like when our state was created 125 years ago. Every road was made of dirt except a few streets of stone.

The joy of Easter
As this Lenten season draws to a close, we look forward to the upcoming Easter weekend--the celebration of our Lord’s resurrection.

Ham-tastic redo recipes
You would think after making Easter dinner for many years

Spending time with family creates better learning, living
Do you ever feel so busy that you don’t have any extra time for your family? Are you too tired to even think about taking another moment out of your day?

Girls start season with two firsts
The Parkston girl’s golf team finally got to start their season after poor weather forced some postponements.

2014 elk seasons set
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission finalized the 2014 elk hunting seasons at their April meeting in Oacoma.

GFP Commission finalizes several waterfowl and mourning dove season
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission finalized several waterfowl hunting seasons at their April meeting in Oacoma

Enter your local fairground to win Fairground Facelift grant
Dakota Farm Mutual Insurance Company, Brandt, encourages local community members to enter the Fairground Facelift grant contest sponsored by Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

Take necessary precautions when hauling manure to prevent spread of PEDv
The presence of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus in South Dakota and region requires producers, manure haulers and land owners to cooperatively work together to reduce the risk of disease spread during the manure application season.

Harsh winter temperatures and their effect on corn rootworm eggs
An upside to the extraordinary cold temperatures South Dakota experienced this winter is the negative impact the extreme temperatures may have had on egg mortality of corn rootworms.

Horse owners encouraged to prevent equine herpesvirus infection
As spring rapidly approaches, Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, South Dakota state veterinarian, reminds horse owners to prevent the spread of equine herpesvirus.

South Dakota horse owners watch for equine herpesvirus symptoms Cases of equine herpesvirus have been identified across the United States. It is imperative that horse owners can recognize the clinical signs of EHV, understand how it transmitted, and especially how to prevent the disease.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Maag inducted for fifth time into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Music has always been an important part of Bob Maag’s life.

With Thanks

Lorna Weisser pours refreshments for volunteers: (L-R) Meta Herr, Gerald Schoenfelder, Ella Schmidt, Sally Schatz, Dorothy Friman and Robert Hoff at the Volunteer Appreciation held April 7 at the Good Samaritan Society, Tripp.

T-D Girl Staters chosen
Girls were chosen by Tripp-Delmont to attend Girls State at the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion, June 2 to 7.

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