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.

Monday, March 9
The Parkston School Board will meet in the Elementary Conference Room at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 10
The City of Parkston will meet in City Hall at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 10
The Tripp-Delmont School Board will meet at 7 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 9

The Parkston School Board will meet Monday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Conference room.
Agenda items include: call to order; establish a quorum; Pledge of Allegiance; approve agenda; approve consent agenda-approve minutes, accept financial reports, approve claims; visitors and correspondence; Superintendent’s report; Principal’s and Athletic Director reports; old business-discuss elementary road and student drop off, MCTEA update; new business-declare books surplus, athletic cooperative discussion, amend 2014-15 school calendar, consider 2015-16 school calendar; executive session-negotiations, personnel and adjournment.
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.

ROCS schedule
For rides, call your driver at 605-724-2650. at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your ride.
Thursday, March 5: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, March 12: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, March 19: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, March 26: Delmont to Yankton, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Yankton, 8 a.m.
Monday, March 9: Armour to Mitchell, 7:30 a.m.; Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Monday, March 16: Armour to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Monday, March 23: Armour to Mitchell, 7:30 a.m.; Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.

Meals on Wheels drivers
for March

Meals-on-wheels drivers for March are:
Monday: Mary Tiede
Tuesday, March 3, 10, 24, 31: Merlyn Tiede
Tuesday, March 17: First Dakota Bank and Ed Ehler
Wednesday: Carolyn Larson and Ginny Mitchell
Thursday: First Dakota National Bank and Floyd Bialas
Friday: Terry and Judy Boddicker
Saturday: Tom and Becky Hafner

Trojans, Bietz, Dvorak win titles

The Parkston Trojans had two individual champions, in addition to placing nine out of 10 wrestlers, to win its third straight championship, Feb. 27 and Feb. 28, at the Rapid City Civic Center.

Avera St. Benedict continues participation in FARM Program
Avera St. Benedict Health Center is participating in a new educational program through USD Medical School.

Beloved teacher’s memory lives on through gift

A bequest to the Parkston school district of $50,0000 was given by Delilia Weber, a beloved teacher who had been with the Parkston School District for nearly 40 years.

Family Camps for native youth and visitors
Nine years ago, Marla Bullbear did a vision quest, something traditionally done by young men to seek life guidance.

Birthday Bags Filled
Several members of the Young Riders 4-H Club are pictured with birthday items that they donated to the Scotland and Parkston Food Pantries.

Country Wranglers 4-H meets
The Jan. 11 meeting of the Country Wranglers 4-H club was opened with 17 members answering the roll call question: “What is a personal goal you have for yourself for 4-H this year?”

Questions non-operator landowners need to ask their farmers about soil health
More farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the land are taking action to improve the health of their soil. Many farmers are actually building the soil.

USDA offers renewal option for expiring CSP contracts, extends deadline for general sign-up applications
Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering a renewal option through Tuesday, March 31, for eligible agricultural producers and forest landowners with expiring Conservation Stewardship Program contracts.

Deadline for Century, 125-Year Farms and Ranches Recognition Aug. 13
Farm families that have enjoyed 100 or 125 years of life on the farm or ranch have the opportunity to be honored during the South Dakota State Fair Thursday, Sept. 3.

Increased trade means increased opportunity for South Dakota producers

In 2013, South Dakota exported almost $1.6 billion worth of goods to countries around the world.

TV violence and rabbit hunts
Getting the big television know-it-alls to tone down the sex and violence is like trying to nail jelly to the barn door.

In the silence
Protestants find themselves in the midst of the strange season of Lent.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Hutchinson County 4-H Clubs learn painting techniques
Members of local 4-H Clubs became artists last Saturday afternoon.

Let’s talk about movies
Everyone watches the Oscars, right?

American Sniper a favorite movie at TDHS
Chief Chris Kyle was one of the bravest and most helpful men in the war in Iraq.

NorthWestern reminds customers to check natural gas vents in snowy conditions
A significant wave of snow and cold weather is affecting a large swath of Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska and NorthWestern Energy is reminding customers of important safety measures.

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