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.

Tuesday, September 6
The City of Tripp will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall.

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.

Tuesday, September 6
The Hutchinson County Commissioners will meet in the Court House in Olivet at 9 a.m.

Fall Christian Life workshop announced
The South Dakota Lutheran Women’s’ Mission Society Mitchell Zone announces “The Life and Times of Martin Luther” as the topic for their Fall Christian Life Workshop. The workshop will be held Saturday, September 10, at Zion Lutheran Church, Mitchell, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The Rev. Dale, pastor of Mt. Calvary, Huron, and Debbie Sattgast will present a photographic journey of where Luther lived and worked.
The workshop will conclude around 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

September Meals on Wheels drivers
Meals-on-wheels drivers for September are:
Monday: Bernard Andera
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 13, 27: Merlyn Tiede
Wednesday: Corinne Widmer and Darleen Mogck
Thursday, Sept. 1, 15, 22, 29 and Tuesday, Sept. 20: First Dakota National Bank and Bev Scheetz
Thursday, Sept. 8: Ed and Scott Ehler
Friday: Lawrence and Alice Weisz
Saturday: JoAnn Weisz

HOSA students attend national convention

The Parkston High School Health Occupational Students of America program had an outstanding first year.

Bialas tours nation’s capital

Haley Bialas, daughter of Craig and Stacey Bialas of Dimock, was the 2016 recipient of the Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. from Southeastern Electric Cooperative.

The gentleman fur trapper

Jedediah Smith carried a rifle and a Bible.
When a fellow fur trapper died, Smith gave what was recorded as a “powerful prayer.”

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley
They are trying to steal my election!

The special edition of “Renderings with Raymond” took the Valley by surprise Monday morning. Most folks expected fireworks on the first show following Juliet Stoughton’s huge announcement on Friday, but even his most loyal followers didn’t expect their champion to begin three hours earlier than usual.

Donates Supplies

First Dakota Bank employees Cheryl Mogck and Jean Werning are shown with some of the supplies donated during the summer school supply drive program named “Pack” for “Back” to school.

Konrad reunion held
The 66th annual Konrad Reunion was held at Sherman Park, August 14, with a 12 noon potluck dinner.

2016 open class show a success
Hutchinson County Community and Family Extension Leaders sponsored the annual Open Class Show held during 4-H Achievement Days in Tripp, August 3 to 6.

Blood drive has 29 units donated by 26 donors
The LifeServe Blood Center blood drive held in Parkston August 25 had a great turn-out. Twenty-six donors registered and 29 life-saving units were donated. The units donated at the blood drive can save up to 87 lives.


Parkston Trojan Dawson Semmler (25) denies the Tea Area receiver a touchdown in the August 26 game in Parkston.

Championship 2016 Swim Team League results
The Parkston Swim Team won the Combined Team Championship for the 22nd consecutive year, as well as having Noah Mahoney named the League Male Swimmer of the Year.

State ACT scores remain above national average
South Dakota’s average composite ACT score remains steady and above the national average, according to data released earlier today. The school supplies that were donated will be available for any students who need them throughout the year.

Plan ahead to effectively manage wheat diseases
A number of diseases can develop in winter wheat and their effective management involves taking some actions before planting, Emmanuel Byamukama, Assistant Professor and South Dakota State University Extension Plant Pathologist, said.

Researchers study agriculture’s impact on wetlands
Researchers at the University of South Dakota said a multi-year project north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, appears to show a reduction in plant and animal diversity in wetlands that collect water runoff from agricultural land.

USDA grant awarded to establish an agriculture wetland mitigation bank in South Dakota
South Dakota Farm Bureau has been awarded a United States Department of Agriculture grant of nearly $1 million to establish an agriculture wetland mitigation bank in South Dakota.

NRCS announces EQUIP program signup deadline
Applications for the popular Environmental Quality Incentives Program are batched annually for funding consideration. October 21, 2016, is the date by which an operator or landowner must sign an application at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service office for Fiscal Year 2017 funding consideration.

Building on Lincoln’s promise today and in the future

Over 150 years ago, during his second inaugural address in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln articulated what would become the nation’s obligation to veterans: “to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.”

Sale of the century
Before the REA electrified Svend Sneve’s Brookings County farm, the family’s goat powered a treadmill that ran the cream separator.

Meth Changes Everything campaign kicks off
The state of South Dakota is kicking off a campaign to remind South Dakotans that “Meth Changes Everything.”

Tripp Star-Ledger

Sampson begins new job

New classrooms, new books, new school supplies, and a new elementary principal mark the beginning of the new school year for the younger students at Tripp-Delmont School.

District or grades

I am writing this article prior to the public forum Monday night. My opinion on the results of the forum will follow in next week’s edition.

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