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.

It shouldn’t take a tragedy
It shouldn’t take a tragedy for blood donation to become a priority.
Following catastrophic events, the community response often is to line up and donate blood for victims. In reality, it’s the blood already on the shelf that was given days before that is utilized in these situations! That’s why it’s critical that LifeServe Blood Center has a stable supply of all blood types at all times.
Do your part to put blood on the shelf for your community. Give at an upcoming blood drive in your area:
• Parkston Community Blood Drive, Thursday, August 24, from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. at Avera St. Benedict Health Center, 401 W. Glynn Drive. Please give blood at this upcoming blood drive in your area to ensure a healthy, stable community blood supply.

ROCS schedule
For rides, call your driver at 605-724-2650. at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your ride.
Monday, Sept. 11: Armour to Mitchell, 7:30 a.m.; Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 25: Armour to Mitchell, 7:30 a.m.; Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 7: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 21: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.

Salem Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years
From church services in a hardware store with about 30 congregants, to a congregation of over 300 hundred members and a beautiful brick church, the last 125 years have been years of service and growth for Salem Lutheran Church.

Zion Lutheran hosts dedication of new building

After two years of uncertainty, planning, praying and building, Zion Lutheran Church’s new building was dedicated August 5.

Fields of gold

Ideally, we’d be driving past thriving fields of healthy, ripening corn as we explore South Dakota roads in August, but this year drought has descended on our farms.

Lee wins championship at first golf meet
Parkston Trojan Jacob Lee started the new golf season with a first place in the West Central Early Bird Invitational in Hartford, August 14.

Activities association plugs hole in budget
Corporate sponsors will continue to help the South Dakota High School Activities Association pay its ongoing expenses in the coming year rather than directing their contributions to the association’s foundation.

GFP launches new interactive online tool about South Dakota birds
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks launched a new interactive online tool featuring the results of a five-year field project about breeding birds.

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley
Raymond Cooper knows shifty editor is Up to something

Like many small towns, Lennox Valley marked seasons of the year with special events. The county fair marked the end of summer in my hometown, while the annual turkey shoot served as a reminder that winter chills would soon fill the air.

Local men elected Angus delegates to annual meeting
David C. Mogck, Tripp, and Charles Mogck, Olivet, have been elected as delegates to the 134rd Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, November 6, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Help for grassland drought planning
With the drought hitting much of South Dakota hard this summer, having a plan in place will help producers feel better while making management decisions.

Protect drought damaged crop fields with cover crops
South Dakota agricultural producers in the trenches of a difficult drought may next be facing some issues with soil erosion.

There’s time yet for cover crops to help feed livestock
Livestock producers looking for alternative feed options during North and South Dakota’s ongoing drought might want to consider planting cover crops.

R.E.D. Shirt Friday event to recognize deployed service members

South Dakota employers, schools and residents are encouraged to continue showing their support for all service members deployed overseas by participating in R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed) Shirt Friday.

Tax pros warned of new scam to steal their passwords
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry are warning tax professionals to be alert to a new phishing email scam impersonating tax software providers and attempting to steal usernames and passwords.

Connecting with our veterans
This summer we have had hot temperatures, wind and very few rain showers; leaving our soil as hard as rocks.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Looking it over

Rebecca Hauser shows off some of her crafts during the Old Fashion Saturday in the park recently in Parkston. Exhibitors like Hauser are kept busy during the summer with all of the special events held throughout the area.

Mehlhaff elected as a director of Southeastern Electric
Southeastern Electric Cooperative’s annual membership meeting was held at the Lennox High School with election of directors.

Larson new teacher at colony
Each year, school districts invariably have to hire new faculty and staff members.
And this year is no exception for the Tripp-Delmont School District as students were welcomed back by five new staff members when the morning bell rang to begin the new school year August 16.

New intersection warning system south of Tripp
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say drivers will see a new intersection warning system at the intersection of Highways 46 and 37 south of Tripp.

2017 Sturgis Rally vehicle counts
Traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation show an average number of vehicles entering Sturgis for the 77th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally, August 4 to 13.

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