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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 Donna at 605-770-5410.

Thursday, September 19
The Hutchinson County Commissioners will meet in the Courthouse in Olivet at 9 a.m.

September Meals on Wheels drivers
Meals-on-wheels drivers for September are:
Monday: Russ and Gale Kurtenbach.
Tuesday, September 24: Merlyn Tiede.
Wednesday: Cathy Tiede.
Thursday, September 19, 26 and Tuesday, September 17: Sylvia Bialas and First Dakota National Bank.
Friday: Roland and LaValle Winter.
Saturday: Kathy Behrend and JoAnn Heck


Two-day deluge floods town, basements

Two powerful thunderstorms went through the area last week, cutting off travel as roads and bridges were either covered with water or were eroded from the spillover.

Corn Belt farmers hope for an endless summer
With a week left of summer officially, you'd think farmers might want to finally see an end to this frustratingly difficult season.

Hagmaier installed as S.D. ELCA Bishop

The Reverend Constanze Hagmaier was installed as the fourth Bishop of the South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, September 7.

CDA visited by district deputy
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Sacred Heart #280 held its regular meeting, September 5.

Local FFA member receives DISH scholarship
The South Dakota FFA Foundation has teamed up with DISH to provide five FFA members each $500 scholarships to attend the National FFA Convention, in Indianapolis, October 3 to November 2.

South Dakota Air, Army National Guard units receive national awards

South Dakota Air and Army National Guard units continue to earn top honors for performance excellence as they brought home four awards from the 2019 National Guard Association of the United States annual conference in Denver, September 2.

Locals elected as Angus delegates
Two local Angus breeders have been elected as delegates to the 136th annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, November 4, at the Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino in Reno, Nevada.

Activities association seeks increased revenues for member schools
The start of a new school year means the beginning of high school sports. It won't take long before those sports are culminating in tournaments.

State slow to vaccinate children against HPV, a virus that can cause cancer

Shots given to children can prevent cancers later in life caused by the most common sexually transmitted disease in America.

Parents and adult fan behavior: One of biggest challenges facing high school sports today

Inappropriate adult behavior at high school athletic events across the United States has reached epidemic proportions, and South Dakota is not immune.

Changing of the guard
Members of the 155th Engineer Company unfurl the guidon at the Restationing Ceremony, Saturday, in Parkston.

Tripp-Delmont school shows slight decline in student enrollment
Enrollment at the Tripp- Delmont High School and Elementary Schools decreased from 114 on last year’s roster to 108 this year.


The TDA/AC/DC Homecoming celebration began Monday with a blood drive. The banquet, coronation and burning of the TD was held Tuesday.


The former Dr. Dale Bakke building on south Main Street featuring one of the two new murals is owned by Randy Squires, who purchased the building about a year and a half ago. He has started a new business, Mohican Leather and Bead, which is reflected on the mural on the south side of the building.

USDA to provide $150 million to help rural communities affected by natural disasters
United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director Julie Gross has announced that USDA has $150 million in grants available nationwide through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities, including South Dakota, continue their recovery from the devastating effects of heavy snow, high winds, rain, and freezing rain.

Corn Belt farmers hope for an endless summer
With a week left of summer officially, you'd think farmers might want to finally see an end to this frustratingly difficult season.

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