THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES

COMING EVENTS
PARKSTON
Weekly
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.

TRIPP
Monday, December 5
The City of Tripp will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall.

AREA
Weekly
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, December 6
The Hutchinson County Commissioners will meet in the Courthouse in Olivet at 9 a.m.

December Meals on Wheels drivers
Meals-on-wheels drivers for December are:
Monday: Diane Braley and Irene Thury
Tuesday, December 6, 13, 27: Merlyn and Harold Tiede
Wednesday: Mark and Gail Tiede
Thursday, Dec. 1, 15, 22, 29 and Tuesday, Dec. 20: First Dakota National Bank and Joe Weber
Thursday, Dec. 8: Scott and Ed Ehler
Friday: Ron and Connie Thury
Saturday: Paul and DeeDee Thury


Start of the holiday season

With Thanksgiving over, the decorations to celebrate the Christmas holiday are popping up all over town, like this display at the Dan and Jessica Wolf home on Glynn Drive. While the snow that fell already has melted, Parkston residents have been busy putting up holiday displays and Christmas trees.


Good, clean fun

Rub a dub dub, why not have some fun while you scrub?
Would you like to have a beer and play some video lottery or watch the game while you come clean?


SHIINE volunteer helps navigate through insurance choices

As we get older, a lot of things change.
We begin to find silver in our hair, we may retire, looking to enjoy the good life.

What you need to know about choosing health insurance
Even though the election is over, and Republicans are in a position to repeal and replace Obamacare as they’ve been vowing to do for several years, that doesn’t mean you should avoid signing up for 2017 insurance coverage.

Social Security and supporting our wounded warriors
Every Veterans Day, the nation honors the brave men and women who risk their lives to protect our country and the freedoms we cherish.

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley
A.J.’s disappeance feeds Marvin and Maxine’s Rumor Mill

As was usually the case in late September, leaves and temperatures were falling as the Good Folks of Lennox Valley woke on Wednesday morning.

4-H club reiews projects, plans Christmas
The Kaylor 4-H Club meeting was held November 6 at the Tripp Fire Hall. Hosts were the Herrboldt, Fuerst and Jonas families.

Tighty whities demonstration provides insight into soil health
For most soil health advocates, the importance of soil microbiology is recognized, although difficult to demonstrate.

Integrating crops, grazing may improve soil, livestock health
Adding a cover crop that livestock can graze to the rotation plan can improve soil health and help protect the environment.

Is a fungicide necessary to manage winter wheat diseases this fall?
A few cases of stripe rust, powdery mildew and tan spot have been reported in winter wheat this fall.

Voices
Thanking our firefighters

The weather this fall across much of South Dakota had been unseasonably warm and dry. The mild weather, though, had caused an extended fire season in the state.

Trundling a thresher
A while ago, I helped trundle a 70-year-old Belle City threshing machine nine miles over oil and gravel roads to its new home at the Brookings County Museum in Volga.

Christmas at the Capitol
When she was in the third grade, Linda Krutzfeldt received a Colorado blue spruce seedling. It was 1986 and a South Dakota Department of Agriculture forester was giving an Arbor Day presentation at Linda’s school in Huron.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Survivors

These turkeys probably survived another Thanksgiving, but Mother Nature did not make it easy. The Friday before the holiday saw the season’s first significant snowfall with around two to three inches. The snow was not the problem, it was the wind that blew 30 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour.


A new face at T-D high school

Tripp-Delmont High School welcomes a new secondary special education teacher, Lee Irvine. He describes himself as “somebody who likes to stay positive and focus on what he has and not what he doesn’t.”


VFW Post 3298 adopts local FSC 153

Veteran’s Day was November 11. It was a day to honor and remember our veterans.

Schoenfelder among SDHCA Dakota MasterWorks Art Show winners
The SDHCA Dakota MasterWorks Art Show held its 20th annual exhibition November 3 to 4 at the Good Samaritan Society national campus in Sioux Falls.

Donors reach milestones at Tripp-Delmont blood drive
The LifeServe Blood Center blood drive, hosted by Tripp-Delmont High School November 15, had a great turn-out with 24 donors registered and 23 life-saving units donated.

Gobble until you wobble
For nearly 400 years, people have been celebrating Thanksgiving. At the first Thanksgiving, the feast lasted for three days.

Basketball on the horizon
As winter brings snow flurries and colder weather, it also brings basketball.
























 
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