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.

Blood drive Oct. 23 in Parkston
Each year, more than 500,000 lives are positively impacted because of generous LifeServe blood donors. Donating blood is safe, simple and only takes about an hour of your time; making it one of the easiest ways to give back to the community.
One blood donation can help save the lives of up to three different hospital patients. When blood donors donate blood with LifeServe Blood Center, they are helping to make an impact at a local level and are saving lives right here in our community.
You can make a difference by giving blood at an upcoming blood drive.
Parkston Community Blood Drive, Thursday, Oct. 23, from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. at Avera St. Benedict Health Center, 401 W. Glynn Drive, Parkston.

Avera awarded to help support enrollment in health insurance marketplaces
Health Resources and Services Administration Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN, announced $1.4 million to support rural health organizations in their efforts to inform Americans living in rural areas about benefits available to them under the Affordable Care Act and to help them sign up for health insurance coverage. Non-profit and public entities will receive up to $25,000 each from the Office of Rural Health Policy.
In Parkston, the Avera St. Benedict Health Center was awarded $19,522 for outreach and enrollment efforts.

Final Marching Performance

Katie Weber (left) and Kim Weber perform the marching band’s rendition of Taking the A Train Across America Oct. 18 in the National Guard Armory. The band had just returned after placing first in the Vermillion competition earlier that day to help with the fund raiser and performance that evening. Funds are being raised for the band trip next year to the East Coast.

Walker receives recognition from Governor
Gale Walker, CEO and President of Avera St. Benedict Health Center, was recognized for his contributions to health care on a local, State and National level during Parkston’s Capital for a Day, Aug. 27.

Family research takes a long and winding road
Bill and Darlene Juhnke of Milltown, and Bill’s two sisters, Irene (Juhnke) Reeb of Estes Park, Colo., and Gloria (Juhnke) VanAc-keren of Lincoln, Neb., spent a memorable eight days in Bernau and Berlin, Germany, thanks to Bill’s family research.

CDA meets Oct. 2
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Sacred Heart #280 held its regular meeting Oct. 2.

BHSU awards scholarships
Black Hills State University, Spearfish, has announced scholarships to two Parkston graduates.

Details on South Dakota’s 2014 pheasant opener from across the state
With the annual pheasant brood survey up 76 percent (statewide pheasants-per-mile index) from last year, today was filled with excitement for upland bird hunters across the state for the opening day of South Dakota’s traditional pheasant hunting season.

Cross country teams quality for state meet
Both the Ethan-Parkston girls’ and boys’ cross country teams qualified for the State A Meet this Saturday in Huron.

Trojans run past Redfield/Doland

The Parkston Trojans rushed for 331 yards and scored eight touchdowns in cruising past Redfield/Doland, 56-6, last Friday night in Parkston.

Parkston falls to Parker
Parkston Trojan McKenzie Lee blocks a shot against Parker, Oct. 16, in Parkston.

USDA announces measures to help farmers diversify weed control efforts
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced several steps that the United States Department of Agriculture is taking to address the increase of herbicide resistant weeds in U.S. agricultural systems.

Checking weed control at harvest
With harvest now in full swing Paul O. Johnson, South Dakota State Univeristy Extension Weed Science Coordinator, reminds farmers not to forget their fall weed control.

Phomopsis stem canker in sunflowers
The prevalence of Phomopsis stem canker first showed up in South Dakota’s sunflower fields last fall.

Jackley warns of unemployment benefits scam

I am warning employers and employees to be cautious of an unemployment insurance benefit scam targeting South Dakota.

Local leadership important for ag’s future
Agriculture faces many challenges, and strong, effective leadership has never been more critical to the future of agriculture than it is today

The art of walking
Throughout history, getting from here to there was mostly by shank’s mare.
That’s another term for walking.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Candidates for governor spar about EB-5, health care

The EB-5 program that has caused such a stir in the South Dakota senate race got an airing in the gubernatorial contest, Oct. 8.

The Postmen celebrate 50 year anniversary

If you came of age in the 60s in southeastern South Dakota, you probably heard The Postmen at your prom or one of the local music venues such as Milltown Island Park, Groveland Park or Pickstown.


Staff Anniversaries in August at Good Samaritan Society, Tripp, included (left to right) Kim Cantrell (one year), Deidee Hofer, (one year) and Sherry Vi Fischer (nine years). Not pictured: Janet Batterman (27 years), Glenn Hartman (16 years) and Mariah Roth (three years).

Kaylor 4-H Club elects new officers
Kaylor 4-H club held its meeting Oct. 5, at the Tripp Fire Hall.

TDA falls to Burke/South Central
The Burke/South Central Cougars defeated the Tripp-Delmont/Armour Nighthawks, 22-6, Oct. 17 in Burke.

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