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.

Sunday, August 30
A special SoDak Stamm meeting will be held Sunday, Aug. 30, beginning with a tour at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the GRHS Heritage Center in Kaylor to discuss the upcoming OKtoberfest. The Maxwell Colony girls will be singing.

Blood donors are needed to maintain a stable blook supply
Giving blood is safe, simple and it saves lives. New, first-time donors, as well as experienced blood donors, are needed every day to ensure the right product is available for hospital patients the moment they need it.
Schedule an appointment at an upcoming blood drive:
Parkston Community Blood Drive, Thursday, Aug. 27, from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Avera St. Benedict Health Center, 401 W. Glynn Drive.
To schedule a blood donation appointment, go online to or call 800-287-4903.
New blood donors who are not familiar with the blood donation process are encouraged to ask questions before, during and after their blood donation. Below are a few tips for ensuring a successful blood donation:
• If you are 16 or 17 years old and you’ve never donated blood with LifeServe Blood Center, be sure to get a signed parental/guardian permission form.
• Get a good night’s sleep before your blood donation.
• Eat a good meal before donating blood. Do not donate on an empty stomach.
• Drink plenty of fluids.
• Bring a photo ID or Blood Donor ID card.
Eligible blood donors must be at least 16 years old, should weigh at least 120 pounds and should be in general good health.

Mudcats celebrate title run

The Parkston Mudcats reclaimed the title of Class B Amateur Baseball champions as they won four straight games at Mitchell’s Cadwell Park, Aug. 8 to Aug. 16.

New playground equipment to be installed in East Park

Parkston’s East Park is getting a face lift. New playground equipment has arrived and will be installed at the end of August.

Food Safety Law good for consumers, if it were funded
Just five years ago, Congress passed a big, widely hailed law that promised to make Americas’ food supply safer.

Local men elected Angus delegates to 132nd annual meeting
David Mogck, Tripp, and Charles Mogck, Olivet, have been elected as delegates to the 132nd Annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, Nov. 5, at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kan.

Country Wranglers 4-H Club to sponsor Skill-a-Thon
The Country Wranglers 4-H Club met July 8 with 21 people answering the roll call with “what is your favorite 4-H project that you have been working on this summer?”

South Dakota’s first Poet Laureate captured life in the American West

Badger Clark turned four years of cowboy life into a career as one of America’s most successful cowboy poets.

Zebra Mussels discovered in Lewis and Clark Lake
Boaters enjoying South Dakota’s Lewis and Clark Lake should expect to have their boats inspected when coming off the water in upcoming weeks after several boats moored in the reservoir were discovered to have zebra mussels attached.

Farm equipment, safety on the road, everyone’s role
Even though fall harvest is a ways off, we still encounter farm equipment on the road.

Climate outlook predicts cooler, wetter than average conditions for South Dakota
El Nino will continue to play a significant role in North America’s climate for the next several months, according to the latest temperature and precipitation outlooks, released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Hutchinson County Disaster Mitigation Plan update
The Hutchinson County Disaster Mitigation Planning team has just completed updating the County’s disaster mitigation plan.

Farm Bill MPP-dairy sign-up underway
The sign-up period for the 2016 Milk Margin Protection Program for Dairy producers (MPP-Dairy) is underway and runs from July 1 through Sept. 30 at your local Farm Service Agency office.

Fallen, not forgotten

As we enjoyed the August weather and all of our summer activities, we also remember the individuals who face the dangers of nature that hot and dry conditions can create.

Oahe’s 52nd
This year will mark the 52st year since President John F. Kennedy flew to Pierre to dedicate Oahe, the world’s largest rolled earth dam.

Adults need vaccines, too
Every year, thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized or even die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccination.

Tripp Star-Ledger

RURAL CEMETERIES: Local churches, organizations provide care, upkeep

Not many people know there are 14 rural cemeteries located in or around Tripp and Delmont that are cared for by churches and organizations like the American Legion.

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