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.

Tuesday, September 23
The Hutchinson County Commissioners will meet in the conference room in Olivet at 9 a.m.

Schoenfelder, Murtha crowned Homecoming royalty
Ethan Murtha and Sadie Schoenfelder were named the king and queen of the 2014 Parkston Homecoming Monday evening.
This year’s royalty candidates included: Jessica Bialas, Jessica Alley, Hannah Heisinger, Schoenfelder, Wes Dvorak, Murtha, Brady Reiff and Miles Semmler.
The students celebrated Homecoming week by starting off Monday as Farmer Day. Tuesday was Thrift Shop Day, followed by Idol Day Wednesday. Thursday will be America Day (red, white and blue), and Blue and Orange Day Friday.
Other Friday events include a barbeque at the National Guard Armory, followed by a pep rally. The parade is set to begin at 1:30 p.m.
A tailgate will be held before the game, beginning at 6 p.m. Parkston will host Wagner in the annual Homecoming game at 7 p.m.

Local riders experience trail ride

Four hours to cover ten miles? Yes, that is part of the experience of riding in a wagon train.

Local woman killed in Minnesota accident
Parkston native Rebecca Kroeger died as the result of an accident on a Minnesoata highway, Sept. 9.
According to the Minnesota State Highway report, Kroeger was driving south on Highway 23 in her 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. David Buol, Garretson, was driving north in a 2010 Freightliner van when the two vehicles collided.
Kroeger’s vehicle was totaled, while Buol, who sustained minor injuries, had serious damage to his vehicle.

Trojans stay perfect with win over Elk Point-Jefferson
The Parkston Trojans used a five touchdown performance to keep their record perfect after the 35-6 win over the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies, Sept. 12, in Elk Point.

Up in the air

Parkston Trojans Kenzie Lee and Sadie Schoenfelder go up for the ball during the volleyball game against Andes Central, Sept. 9.

Reporter experiences life at the Sturgis Rally

The first full week of August is time for my annual vacation in the Black Hills. My family and I have been attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for several years.

Forgotten First Lady Pennington’s grave finally marked

The grave site of Territorial First Lady Amanda Pennington will finally be marked, thanks to Yankton locals.

Event survey criticized by Rapid City mayor
A statewide survey dealing with attitudes about high school tournaments had a sinister agenda according to the mayor of South Dakota’s second-largest city.

Kroeger ‘took the world by storm’

My organization lost one of our own photographers, Rebecca Kroeger, in a car accident in Minnesota.

Car here to stay
Despite 4,000 years of equestrian experience, man has pretty well settled in on the ultimate in locomotion. The “infernal combustion” machine is here to stay.

Do the right thing
Doing good is often hard work. Sadly, this is often glossed over in Christian teaching.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Dance Challenge

It was Friday afternoon fever rather than Saturday Night Fever at the downtown pep rally, Sept. 5. Challenged by student council president Morgan Ziegler, the junior and senior football players and volleyball players performed some John Travolta disco moves. The boys won over the crowd approval after Tanner Nuss showed off an impressive belly slide.

New school year, new teachers
There is something special about the first day of school.

Pierre to mark South Dakota’s 125th Anniversary
Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Gov. Jack Dalrymple of the twin Dakotas will greet the South Dakota 125th Birthday Wagon Train at the State Capitol in Pierre at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

Happy birthday

Wagon Train riders Jane and Leon Baier, Mitchell, stopped at the Good Samaritan Society, Tripp, to visit with Agnes Williams in honor of her 101st birthday.
Two named recipients of Bank grant
Two students were awarded a grant from First State Bank of Tripp and Delmont.

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