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.

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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.

Roll up a sleeve to save local lives
Ninety percent of the population will experience a need for blood at some point during their lives.
Whether it’s a trauma victim, surgery patient, cancer fighter, premature baby or mother in distress after delivery, someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds. Since there is no substitute for human blood, these patients rely on LifeServers to regularly roll up their sleeve and make a lifesaving donation.
Our bloodmobiles will be out and about in your community-book your appointment to save lives.
The next drive will be the Parkston Community Blood Drive, Thursday, February 21, from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. at Avera St. Benedict Health Center, 401 W. Glynn Drive.

Chorus Festival returns to Tripp
The 32nd annual Men's Chorus Festival Concert will be presented Sunday, February 24, at 7 p.m. in the Tripp-Delmont gymnasium.
Singers performing are from Verdigre, Nebraska, Delmont, Tripp and the Dakota Jubilee Chorus of the Platte-New Holland-Corsica area.
After each of the participating groups sing a couple of selections, the combined men's chorus will sing a variety of music, including classic sacred music, gospel style, spirituals and patriotic.
The guest conductor for the combined chorus will be Paulena Hanten from White Lake. Hanten has had experience directing school choirs and has helped numerous students to qualify for honor choirs.
Shelly Finck will serve as accompanist for the combined choir.

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State bound

The Region 3B Wrestling Tournament returned to Parkston this year, and the Trojans responded with five grapplers qualifying for the State B Tournament, Friday, February 22, and Saturday, February 23, at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.

School considers 2019-20 calendar
It is hard to believe, but the 2019 to 2020 school calendar is being prepared.

Wegehaupt graduates from SDMT
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City graduated 148 students during the fall 2018 commencement ceremonies in December.

Local student named to USF Dean's List
The University of Sioux Falls has released its Dean's List for fall semester 2018, and over 500 students made the list.

Students visit Pierre for CTSO Legislative Shadow Day
February is National Career and Technical Education Month. As part of the celebration, 43 student leaders came to Pierre February 5 to 6, for the South Dakota Career and Technical Student Organizations' Legislative Shadow Day.

Parkston sends five to State B Tournament
With the Region 3B wrestling tournament held in Parkston, the Trojans will send five to the State B tournament this upcoming weekend.

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Girl's basketball

Parkston Izzy Hohn (20, white) gets a pass off to teammate Amber Albrecht (24, white) during the 55-34 win over Scotland in Parkston, February 5.

Ted Blakey: South Dakota's civil rights champion
Until the day Ted Blakey died in 2004, he possessed a newspaper clipping from February 1838.

Reporter shield law gets committee endorsement
The House Judiciary Committee brought one of Governor Kristi Noem's campaign promises closer to fulfillment with its endorsement of HB1074 which would create a reporter shield law.

Senators question using tuition dollars to tear down building
Some Senators questioned the need to use funds raised by student tuition to pay for the demolition of Scobey Hall on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings.

Medical order next step after living will
Many people have living wills or advanced care directives that discern how they want to be cared for at the end of their lives.

OPINION
Putting knowledge to work in South Dakota

Growing up, I loved working on the farm with my dad. It's a good thing, too, because there was plenty of work to get done.

Tripp Star-Ledger
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One-act play performs at regions

The Tripp-Delmont students have been working hard for many months to perform at the Mitchell One-Act competition and to perform at our school.

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Hometown friends now professional partners

Friends and former college roommates Jedd Bialas and Cody Freudenthal are working in partnership to provide more anesthesia services to Avera St. Benedict Health Center.

Concentrated animal feeding operations training in Huron March 6
An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations is set for March 6 in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center, 100 Fourth St. S.W.

DWU students to set off for intercollegiate honor band
Five Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, students, including a Tripp-Delmont graduate, have been chosen for the National Association North Central Division Intercollegiate Band.



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