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.

Tuesday, August 1
The Hutchinson County Commissioners will meet in the Courthouse in Olivet at 9 a.m.

Hutchinson County Open Class Show to be held at Achievement Days
The Hutchinson County CFEL, formerly Extension, sponsors the Open Class Show, but anyone can enter an item. There are many categories with Junior and Senior divisions from which to choose.
Every entry receives a ribbon and Best of Show ribbons also are given. No cash prizes are given.
There are a lot of very creative people in Hutchinson County, so come join the fun in Tripp at Achievement Days, August 2 to 5.
Items are to be entered Wednesday, August 2, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Categories include pillows, afghans, crochet, knitted articles, stitchery, open work, thread art/needle, wall hangings, country crafts, wood articles, recycled items, photography, baking, sewing and miscellaneous. All items will be available for viewing.
Items will be released Saturday, August 5, at 5 p.m.
For an exhibit list or more information, call Wilma Herr at 605-935-6788.

Sign up now for local HuntSAFE course
The local HuntSAFE course is scheduled for August 3, 4 and 5 in the back room of the Parkston Public Library.
Classes will start at 7 p.m.
For more information, contact Dave Luikens at 605-928-7572 or Larry Thuringer at 605-505-0311.
HuntSAFE courses are classes designed to teach students the importance of firearm safety. Students will participate in multiple in-person sessions that will provide the students with the knowledge and skills relative to hunting and hunter safety.
To be eligible for certification, students must be present and participate in all required sessions. Courses are for youth age 12 and older. If a student’s 12th birthday falls on or between September 1 and December 31, he/she may be issued a card and is eligible to obtain a license and hunt beginning September 1 of that year.
Adults are welcome and invited to attend with a student or take the course on their own.

ROCS schedule
For rides, call your driver at 605-724-2650. at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your ride.
Thursday, August 10: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, August 24: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m
Monday, August 7: Armour to Mitchell, 7:30 a.m.; Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Monday, August 21: Armour to Mitchell, 7:30 a.m.; Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.

100 years
Of love, life and family

A petite, happy woman with a big laugh and a sparkle in her eyes, it was hard to believe Katherine Boddicker was 100 years old.

Tripp pastor says goodbye

The congregations of Zion Lutheran Church in Delmont and Emmaus Lutheran Church in Tripp have looked to the front of their churches as sermon after sermon was delivered by a pastor who helped lead them for the past six years.

Schools get scheduling option so football games won’t interfere with rodeo
The South Dakota High School Activities Association may have found a way to keep the first football games of the year from interfering with the 4-H Rodeo finals.

Century Club announces oldest living South Dakotan

The South Dakota Health Care Association’s Century Club, along with Kelo-Land Television, has announced Virginia Mills as the 2017 Centenarian of the Year. She is 107 years old, and the oldest member of the Century Club.

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley
Breakfast with A.J.
Circumstances overshadow annual event

If you were to ask just about anyone in my hometown in early 1998 to describe the annual Men’s Breakfast and Turkey Shoot at First Baptist Church, you would have heard words such as “exciting,” “fun” or “loud.”

CDA awarded in State Education Contest
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Sacred Heart 280 held its regular meeting, June 1, following Mass and a potluck. The meeting was called to order by Regent Diane Baumiller with all officers present.

BHSU students named to spring 2017 Dean’s List
The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University in Spearfish has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester.

Trip rewards youth leadership, packs in co-op education and fun
In this day of social media and the digital world, a lot can happen in a day.

Mining for knowledge

For decades, the Homestake Mine in Lead was used for mining gold. But today, we are mining the site for something much more valuable: a new understanding of how the natural world works.

Neutrino project to fuel particle physics research
South Dakota State University researchers are doing preliminary work on an international physics research project that will push the limits of engineering and could lead to new discoveries in particle physics.

Tripp Star-Ledger
Show your blood drive pride
Help local student earn a scholarship

We think our LifeServers are pretty mighty, and we want everyone to know about it.
Time is almost out for LifeServe Blood Center blood donors to visit our online store and redeem their blood donation reward points for a Mighty Blood Donor superhero t-shirt.
With every lifesaving blood donation a LifeServer makes, they not only save three local hospital patients’ lives, but also earn online store reward points. Those points can purchase a variety of items in the online store, including this summer’s Thor-inspired superhero shirt. The Mighty Donor shirt costs 200 points and will be available until August 31 or while supplies last.
Be a superhero and save lives by giving blood at an upcoming blood drive in your community.
• Payton Schafers Scholarship Blood Drive, Wednesday, August 2, from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the EMS Building, 403 S. Main St.

The dance hall with the dancing floor

The South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association inducted Vic’s Place, formerly of Dimock, into the association’s Hall of Fame. Each year, the association has an induction ceremony and concert to honor the state’s most iconic bands, DJ’s, artists, music supporters and music venues.

Ballot Explanation released for Constitutional Amendment
establishing open primary elections

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment has been filed with the Secretary of State.

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