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, February 21
The Hutchinson County Commissioners will meet in the Courthouse in Olivet at 9 a.m.

Give a gift straight from the heart
For Valentine’s Day, you can give a gift that’s literally from the heart: a blood donation.
Giving blood with LifeServe Blood Center is one of the quickest, easiest ways to make a meaningful contribution to your community. One blood donation can save the lives of up to three local hospital patients.
Schedule an appointment to spread the love and give blood at an upcoming blood drive in your community.
It’s not too late to start giving. You can save lives at a community blood drive near you: Parkston Community Blood Drive, Thursday, February 23, from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. at Avera St. Benedict Health Center, 401 W. Glynn Drive..
Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 605-395-6766.

Weidenbach, Precious Cargo to be inducted into HOF

Parkston’s Paul Weidenbach, along with his band, Precious Cargo, ss being recognized by the South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association as inductees into the 2017 Hall of Fame.

Public hearing, comments sought on ballot measures
Still stinging over the confusion that arose with the passage of IM22, the Legislature is seeking ways to improve public awareness about ballot measures. HB1130 will allow for a public comment period as well as a hearing before the Legislature’s Executive Board.

Spelling Winners

2017 Parkston Elementary Spelling Bee Winners: (left to right) back row-Breckin Culbert, first place fourth grade, Abby Hohn, first place sixth grade, Kenna Konfrst-second place sixth grade, Gracie Oakley, second place fifth grade, Evan Bartelt, first place fifth grade; front row-Jericho Jones, second place fourth grade, Finley Bogenreif, first place third grade, Aiden Wermers, second place third grade, Grady Bowar, second place second grade, Brycen Bruening, first place second grade.

Culbert volunteers with Catholic Charities of Dallas for annual winter service project

During the recent winter break, 11 Mount Marty College students and the Campus Ministry team of Sr. Maribeth Wentzlaff and Jordan Foos traveled to Texas for a service trip under the auspices of Catholic Charities of Dallas.

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley
Frank’s Place More than cuts take place at new shop

Probably the best thing to happen in my hometown during October 1998 was the arrival of Frank Bell. Most folks living in the Valley at the time probably wouldn’t feel this way, but to teenage boys, Frank was a godsend.

Wegehaupt visits Pierre for CTSO Legislative Shadow Day
February is National Career and Technical Education Month. As part of the celebration, more than 40 student leaders came to Pierre February 8 to 9, for the South Dakota Career and Technical Student Organizations’ Legislative Shadow Day.

The Great Backyard Bird Count returns Feb. 17 to 20
Millions of novice and accomplished bird watchers can make their love of nature count for science during the 20th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count.

Zens seventh at state gymnastics
Two Parkston-Ethan-Hanson gymnasts finished the year with an appearance at the State Gymnastic Meet, February 11, in Aberdeen.

Parkston downs Chamberlain, Scotland
The Parkston Trojans pushed their winning streak to three with wins over Chamberlain and Scotland, but saw it snapped with a loss to Bridgewater/Emery in the DWU Culver’s Classic.

Some veterans may get to pay resident rates for hunting licenses
Veterans who once lived in South Dakota, but now live out of state, could be eligible to pay resident rates for hunting licenses.

Boys basketball

Parkston Trojan Trenton Weber (10) gets off a tough shot while being defended by Tea Area’s Payton Conrad (33) and Jake Friedrich (44). The visitors took a 21-5 lead by the end of the first period and never let Parkston get closer in the 75-39 loss, February 10, in Parkston.


Area farmer David Werning recently won the use of a trailer for one year at the Sioux Empire Farm Show. The seven foot x 24 foot aluminum Featherlite trailer was furnished by Iverson, Mitchell. Werning will have an option to buy the trailer after one year. PHOTO COURTESY | Alexandria Herald

Importance of keeping records for filing taxes on the ranch/farm
With the March 3 tax deadline looming for South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers, there is no time to waste in gathering the important information and documents Uncle Sam requires.

Waste pesticide disposal program hits one million pounds
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s waste pesticide disposal program has topped the one million pound mark since the program began in 1993.

Roslyn farmer elected Corn Utilization Council president
Directors of the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council have elected Ryan Wagner of Roslyn to serve as president. Robert Walsh of Elk Point will serve as vice president and Laron Krause of Clear Lake is the new secretary-treasurer.

South Dakota specialty producer survey seeks input from contributors
The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association and South Dakota State University Extension are seeking input from commercial producers.Directors of the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council have elected Ryan Wagner of Roslyn to serve as president. Robert Walsh of Elk Point will serve as vice president and Laron Krause of Clear Lake is the new secretary-treasurer.

What is the FFA?

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Portable barracks
Army Quartermaster Capt. P. T. Turnley didn’t like the cold winds blowing through his tent at the army post where he was stationed in the late 1840.

Percentage of South Dakota’s kids overweight, obese unchanged
Almost one-third of South Dakota’s kids and teens are overweight or obese, according to a new state health report.

Tripp Star-Ledger

The history of Valentine’s Day

February 14 is recognized as a day when you traditionally send a card, often anonymously, to a person who you are romantically involved with or whom you are attracted.

National Guard ball honors soldiers, offers support
South Dakota National Guard Forward Support Company 153rd held the annual National Guard Ball at the Parkston American Legion Hall, February 4.

Fun at the music contest
Students of the Tripp-Delmont high school choir traveled February 8 to Kimball for a small group music contest.

Bill to allow hunting license transfers shot down in House
South Dakota farmers and ranchers won’t be able to offset the cost of raising wildlife by selling their hunting licenses.

Ballot signature bill defeated
An attempt to ensure that the signatures on ballot measures come from around the state was defeated in the House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday.

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