Advance staff honored with SDNA awards
Former and current staff members of The Parkston Advance, Inc.,
were honored during the 2014 South Dakota Newspaper Associations
annual Better Newspapers Contest, April 12, at the Ramkota Inn,
Publisher Scott E. Ehler placed first in the Best Feature Photo
category for the photo Thats cold. The shot
was taken at the annual Polar Plunge that raises money for Special
Education. Great shot of facial expression and moving water.
Well done, the judges wrote.
Freelance writer Karen Adkins-Runge won a second place for her
story on Maize the Hippopotamus, who was donated to the city
by the Kathy Neal family and placed in Bormann Park. Judges comments
were A warm tale of a hippo coming to town. Lively writing
throughout and good use of variety of quotes holds the readers
Photographer Diana Holden won a second place in Best Photo Series
for her photos at the 2013 Class 11B Football Championships.
Classy take on playoff game theme. Good variety of action
photos, the judges commented.
Former editor Wendy Royston also received a second place in the
Best News Story category for her story on Tripp farmer Marc Reiner
and his trade-mission trip to China. This news story had
huge impact. The writer went above and beyond to promote understanding
of the issue. Great initiative in interviewing a local
and bringing his experience home. Excellent news writing,
the judges said.
The 2014 Parkston High School Prom was held April 12 in the Parkston
National Guard Armory. This years theme was Anchor By You.
Nathan Gramm escorts Keelan Bialas at the Grand March.
Hutchinson County wind farm project doubles
The skys the limit for B&H Wind.
The company received unanimous approval from the Hutchinson County
Commission for a conditional use permit for 10 additional turbines,
Avera shows off remodeled Bormann Manor
With the $3.5 million remodeling project complete, Avera Bormann
Manor hosted an open house, April 13, to show off the updates
and improvements to its facility.
Searching for the oldest
Imagine what South Dakota looked like when our state was created
125 years ago. Every road was made of dirt except a few streets
The joy of Easter
As this Lenten season draws to a close, we look forward to the
upcoming Easter weekend--the celebration of our Lords resurrection.
Ham-tastic redo recipes
You would think after making Easter dinner for many years
Spending time with family creates better
Do you ever feel so busy that you dont have any extra time
for your family? Are you too tired to even think about taking
another moment out of your day?
Girls start season with two firsts
The Parkston girls golf team finally got to start their
season after poor weather forced some postponements.
2014 elk seasons set
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission finalized the
2014 elk hunting seasons at their April meeting in Oacoma.
GFP Commission finalizes several waterfowl
and mourning dove season
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission finalized several
waterfowl hunting seasons at their April meeting in Oacoma
Enter your local fairground to win Fairground
Dakota Farm Mutual Insurance Company, Brandt, encourages local
community members to enter the Fairground Facelift grant contest
sponsored by Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.
Take necessary precautions when hauling
manure to prevent spread of PEDv
The presence of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus in South
Dakota and region requires producers, manure haulers and land
owners to cooperatively work together to reduce the risk of disease
spread during the manure application season.
Harsh winter temperatures and their effect
on corn rootworm eggs
An upside to the extraordinary cold temperatures South Dakota
experienced this winter is the negative impact the extreme temperatures
may have had on egg mortality of corn rootworms.
Horse owners encouraged to prevent equine
As spring rapidly approaches, Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, South Dakota
state veterinarian, reminds horse owners to prevent the spread
of equine herpesvirus.
South Dakota horse owners watch for equine
herpesvirus symptoms Cases of equine herpesvirus have
been identified across the United States. It is imperative that
horse owners can recognize the clinical signs of EHV, understand
how it transmitted, and especially how to prevent the disease.
Maag inducted for fifth time into Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame
Music has always been an important part of Bob Maags life.
Lorna Weisser pours refreshments for volunteers: (L-R) Meta Herr,
Gerald Schoenfelder, Ella Schmidt, Sally Schatz, Dorothy Friman
and Robert Hoff at the Volunteer Appreciation held April 7 at
the Good Samaritan Society, Tripp.
T-D Girl Staters chosen
Girls were chosen by Tripp-Delmont to attend Girls State at the
University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion, June 2 to 7.