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

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.

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Class of 2018 say good-bye to Parkston High School

The Parkston High School Class of 2018 had 32 seniors cross the stage and receive their diplomas last Sunday in the National Guard Armory.

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Local EMT celebrates 45 years

First responders humbly do the difficult jobs, going above and beyond, without asking for or wanting recognition for what they do. One of these silent heroes of our community is Kenneth Henke, who has served as an Emergency Medical Technician with Parkston Rural Ambulance for 45 years. (PARKSTON ADVANCE FILE PHOTO JUNE 7, 2006)

BHSU students earn degrees during 2018 spring commencement ceremony
Nearly 390 Black Hills State University, Spearfish, candidates for graduation were awarded master, bachelor, associate degrees during the University’s 175th Commencement Ceremony.

Parkston opens post season with win over TH
Parkston took the lead late and defeated Turner-Hutch, 14-7, May 16, in Dimock.

Association signs up for webcast of postseason
games

Starting in the next school year, high school sports fans separated by distance from their favorite team will be able to follow the postseason action on the Internet.

South Dakotans urged to take caution during transient vendor season
With many transient vendors beginning to sell products and services in South Dakota, the Department of Revenue advises customers to ensure vendors are reputable before doing business with them.

Social Security delivers the most popular baby names in South Dakota for 2017
The Social Security Administration has announced the most popular baby names in South Dakota for 2017.

OPINION
A tribute to patriots

John Ellsworth was just 13 years old when his mother met him at the door to tell him his father wasn’t coming home from war. America had lost a hero.

Service and sacrifice
While Abraham Lincoln thought “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here …,” he underestimated the importance of what would become one of the greatest speeches in American history.

Ready when you face an emergency
Things happen on the nighttime highways around our part of the Midwest, and they also unfold during busy farming or feeding operations nearby.

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Tripp-Delmont seniors start a new chapter in life

Following Tripp-Delmont’s graduation ceremonies on Saturday, the thirteen graduates were not only celebrating the end of one chapter of their lives, but also the beginning of another.

Results from Tripp blood drive
The LifeServe Blood Center blood drive sponsored by the Tripp community, May 8, had a fantastic turn-out with 15 donors registered and 14 life-saving units of blood were donated. The units donated at the blood drive can help save up to 42 lives. There was a milestone donor, Daniel Haase, Scotland, who reached the four gallon mark.


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