THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES

COMING EVENTS
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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.

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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.

American Legion District 8 spring meeting this Saturday
The annual District 8 Spring Meeting of the South Dakota American Legion will be held Sunday, March 24, 2019 in Yankton for Legionnaires from Turner, Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Clay, Douglas, Hutchinson and Yankton counties.
The Legion business session will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the NFAA building, The social will be at 1:00 p.m. and a lunch after the meeting.
Participants will elect County Commanders and Vice Commanders in the District for one-year terms during the business meeting.
The session will also feature Post Americanism reports, a membership turn-in, recognition of the District 8 Legionnaire of the Year and an address by State American Legion Commander Denny Brenden of Watertown.
District 8 Commander Greg Geiman will conduct the business session and Yankton Post #12 will be in charge of the local arrangements.
The District 8 Auxiliary will hold its meeting at 2:00 p.m. the same day at the NFAA building.

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Local families receive help from HOSA event

What is more fun than watching a bunch of adults ride donkeys around a gym, trying to shoot baskets?

Spring flooding comes and goes in Parkston
A strong spring snowstorm, dubbed a 'cyclone bomb', rolled through South Dakota, spreading snow, ice rain and fog this past week.

CDA donates to Parkston After Prom
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Sacred Heart #280 held its regular meeting March 7.

Combined basketball tournaments may be eliminated
The basketball advisory committee of the South Dakota High School Activities Association has recommended eliminating the combined basketball tournaments for both the AA and A divisions.

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Bormann places third

South Dakota State’s Sydney Bormann recorded her second top-five finish of the season and the Jackrabbit women’s golf team finished third last Friday at the Lady Thunderbird Invitational at George, Utah.

Football schedules announced
The Parkston Trojans will open the season at home by hosting Wolsey-Wessington. After the bye week, Kimball/White Lake will visit Parkston.
TDA/AC/DC with travel to Kimball/White Lake the first week, then hosts Colome and Gregory.

What have the Irish ever done for us?
As we celebrated Ireland and all things Irish this past Sunday's St Patrick's Day, there is no better time to also reflect on the Irish contribution to the wider world.

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Study: South Dakota faces growing urban-rural digital divide

South Dakota is threatened by a growing urban-rural digital divide, endangering residents' quality of life and economic development efforts unless significant investments are made in advanced mobile technology, a new study suggests.

OPINION
Addressing the nursing home crisis

Mobridge. Madison. Tripp. Rapid City. Bryant. Rosholt. Huron. Watertown.
The common thread between these communities?

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Hemsley grant helps save local lives

Obtaining quality medical care is difficult for the roughly 350 residents of Bison, and studies show that they and others living in remote rural areas of America have a higher mortality rate as a result.

Hemp legalization vetoed by Noem
Despite objections from the governor, the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee endorsed a hemp legalization bill.

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