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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 Open Meeting 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.


School requires masks full-time for students and spectators
At a special meeting, the Parkston School Board decided to require masks at all times in the buildings and also at extra-curricular activities.

Harvest time

Harvesting is well underway and rapidly approaching its end.

Campaigning in a pandemic: More social media, less door-to-door
Like other states, South Dakota will hold an election during the pandemic.

Superintendent announces new test to be available for rapid testing
Advancements in testing for COVID-19 coronavirus disease have resulted in a high performing test designed for use in multiple settings, including schools, according to Superintendent Shayne McIntosh.

Three qualify for state cross country meet
Three members of the Ethan/Parkston boys and girls cross country team will be attending the 2020 State Meet this week.

Trojans open post season against Hanson
With the end of the regular season this past weekend, the Parkston Trojans return to post season action for the first round of the football playoffs.

Club plans celebration of 4-H Week
The Kaylor 4-H Club met September 13 at the Tripp Fire Hall with Mehlhaff and Luikens families as the hosts.

Social Security announces benefit increase for 2021
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced.

State minimum wage to increase January 1
The state minimum wage will increase from $9.30/hour to $9.45/hour effective January 1, 2021.

RE and mobile home taxes due
The second half of real estate taxes and mobile home taxes are due and must be paid or postmarked on or before Saturday, October 31, 2020, Tamara Miller, Hutchinson County Treasurer, said.

Requiring masks not an easy decision

Recently, the Parkston School Board made the difficult decision to require all staff and students to wear masks in school.


Former resident awarded by Right to Life

Former Tripp resident Beth (Guthmiller) Hughes was honored with the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the South Dakota Right to Life at their 2020 annual convention, October 2 to 4 in Sioux Falls.

COVID-19 affect at Tripp-Delmont
COVID-19 is affecting schools all around the world.

Riding for the Alpha Center

A group of riders used Parkston as their starting point for the annual fundraiser for the Alpha Center in Sioux Falls.

Deadwood bets on sports wagering
Deadwood casinos once again are betting on South Dakota voters to allow them to expand their gaming choices.

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