COMING EVENTS
PARKSTON
Weekly
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.

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AREA
Weekly
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.

Fitzgerald to perform at Parkston Memorial Day program
Jill (Luebke) Fitzgerald will be the featured soloist at the annual Parkston Memorial Day program, May 30.
A former Parkston High School graduate and the daughter of Cal and Betty Luebke, Fitzgerald will sing the National Anthem and then will present her original composition and video entitled Welcome Home, which was inspired by her father and grandfather, who both are veterans. The performance is dedicated to all veterans, especially her former classmate Jason Montefering and her younger brother’s classmate Jeremiah Boehmer, who both lost their lives while bravely serving their country.
Some of her awards include the Outstanding Classical Vocalist and nominated for Outstanding Classical Composer in the 2016 Detroit Music Awards.
The program begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Parkston Elementary Multi-Purpose Room.


Local nurses dedicated to caring for chemo patient needs

Almost everyone you know is touched in some way by cancer.
The Big C.

Low Vision examined during Healthy Vision Month
As you age, have you noticed that your vision is not as acute as it once was? Do you have difficulties reading small print?


Presidential award

These sixth grade students were presented with the President’s Education Awards Program at the Elementary Awards assembly May 12. To qualify for the award, the students had to maintain a GPA of 3.75 for the year. (Left to right) Front row-Cole Prunty, Matthew Ehler and Allison Ziebart; and back row-Max Scott, Noah Mahoney, Lindsey Roth, Quinn Bormann and Spencer Albrecht.


Schmidt performs with All-State Jazz Band

Timothy Schmidt, who just completed his junior year at Parkston High School, earned a spot in the 28th Annual South Dakota All-State Jazz Band event that was held May 5 to 7 at the Aberdeen Central High School Theater in Aberdeen.

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley
Who’s the Valley’s favorite candidate?
It’s debatable

Now that Sarah Hyden-Smith and Iris Long had carved out a platform for Juliet’s last-minute mayoral campaign, it was time to talk strategy.

P/E defeats Parker after late-game error
After four lead changes in Wednesday’s game at Parkston, Parkston/Ethan finally pulled out a 5-4 win over Parker.


State bound

Ethan/Parkston senior Jake DeLange takes the lead during the 110 meter hurdles at the Ethan/Parkston Invitational, May 13, in Parkston.

Grazing distribution is key to maximizing forage uptake, range health
As South Dakota ranchers begin turning cattle out to grass this spring, South Dakota State University Extension Range Management Field Specialist Sean Kelly reminds ranchers that proper livestock grazing distribution is key to maximizing forage uptake, range health and ultimately dollars per acre of forage.

NOAA climate outlook calls for cooler than average June
South Dakota’s weather this summer could be a bit of a climate roller coaster according to outlooks issued by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, May 19.

Voices
Let us never forget our heroes

Memorial Day stands as a solemn American tradition that honors the sacrifices of past generations.

War stories
In 1921, there was an unusual battle of the cows in Hutchinson County.

Highway Patrol conducts “Move Over” campaign
South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers focused on encouraging motorists to move over this past week.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Tripp-Delmont graduates 16 students at 2016 commencement

Their comfortable high school life changed Saturday, May 21, for the 16 graduates of Tripp-Delmont.


Tripp Area Foundation announces grants

The Tripp Area Foundation annual grants were announced May 20 at the Tripp City Hall.

Lions and tigers and seniors, oh my!
The senior class of 2016 went on a class trip to Omaha, Nebraska, May 6 and 7.

Winners announced in the Poppy Poster contest
The annual Poppy Poster contest for Tripp-Delmont Elementary students was judged May 5 by a a panel of Tripp and Delmont Auxiliary members.

























 
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