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.

Monday, August 1
The City of Tripp will meet in City Hall at 7:30 p.m.

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, August 2
The Hutchinson County Commissioners will meet in the Court House in Olivet at 9 a.m.

Hutchinson County Open Class show to be held at Achievement Days
The Hutchinson County CFEL sponsors the annual Open Class Show.
Anyone can enter an item. There are many categories with Junior and Senior divisions from which to choose. Every entry receives a ribbon and Best of Show ribbons also are given. No cash prizes are given as it is done for fun.
Items are to be entered Wednesday, August 3, between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Categories include pillows, afghans, crochet, knitted articles, stitchery, open work, thread art/needle, wall hangings, country crafts, wood articles, recycled items, photography, baking, sewing and miscellaneous. If you can’t enter, come see what others have done.
There are a lot of very creative people in Hutchinson County, so come join us in Tripp at Achievement Days, August 3 to 6.
Items will be released Saturday, August 6, at 5 p.m.

ROCS schedule
For rides, call your driver at 605-724-2650. at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your ride.
Thursday, August 4: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, August 11: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, August 18: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, August 25: Delmont to Yankton, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Yankton, 8 a.m
Monday, August 8: Armour to Mitchell, 7:30 a.m.; Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Tuesday, August 16: Armour to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.
Monday, August 22: Armour to Mitchell, 7:30 a.m.; Parkston to Mitchell, 8 a.m.

Caring for others a way of life for local nurse

Krystal Freidel, a CNA with Avera St. Benedict Health Center, recently experienced what it is like to provide health care in an extremely impoverished area of South America.

Parkston FSC 153rd to be deployed to Kuwait
The Huron and Parkston South Dakota Army National Guard 153rd Engineer Battalion and its Forward Support Company have received an official mobilization order for a nine month deployment to Kuwait beginning in November 2016.

Kummer named ACTEN New Teacher of the Year
The Nebraska Career Education Conference was held June 6 to 9 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska.

Oddities and fun at the fairs
“I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel,” wrote children’s author E.B. White. Colorful games and rides, people of all ages spending time together, laughing, eating, chatting with neighbors. Fairs are exhibits of our culture at its finest.

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley
Tight race makes for odd bedfellows

On a riser at the front of the room, sat a large whiteboard with the names Bland, Cooper and Stoughton across the top. A fourth column with the word “Other” fit along the right edge.

Superintendents offer activities association advice on transparency
Discussions about changes to the South Dakota High School Association’s annual meeting and finance committee garnered a quick response from superintendents who thought the group was moving in the wrong direction.

Attorney General reports the success of South Dakota DNA database
In 2003, South Dakota legislators established the State DNA Database. Biological samples are taken from individuals arrested for sexual assaults and other qualifying felony crimes.

Horse owners beware of extreme heat
When temperatures continue to rise, horse owners need to take steps to keep their equines safe during extreme heat and humidity.

Climate update: Wetter forecast likely for South Dakota
As La Nina conditions are likely to affect Americans into the fall and winter, wetter conditions could come to South Dakota, Laura Edwards, South Dakota State University Extension Climate Field Specialist, said.

Warning signs that your pet is getting too hot and what to do about it

This last week’s intense heat wave had many people reminding themselves about how to keep themselves safe from the heat and humidity, but people should consider those measures for their pets as well.

Binder twine
For over 30 years, South Dakota’s penitentiary prisoners worked making binder twine for South Dakota farmers.

Physical activity campaign encourages South Dakotans to walk
The Nutrition and Physical Activity Program in the Department of Health has launched a campaign to get all South Dakotans to walk more this summer.

Tripp Star-Ledger
Big dreams for veterans

Wayne and Robin Ferrin of Parkston have a dream of helping veterans and they are putting that dream into action.

A grassroots approach to helping orphans
Stephanie Kurbis, pastor of Salem United Church of Christ in Parkston, is part of a project that is close to her heart, even though it is practically on the other side of the world. She is part of a project which was developed to help orphans in Liberia, Africa.

Tripp native coaches at Legion Tourney
First year coach Tom Heisinger is coaching the Vermillion Legion Team that advanced to the state tournament in Webster.

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