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 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.

Future firefighter

The Parkston Rural Fire Department celebrated Fire Prevention Week with their annual open, October 13. Children and their parents were invited to come to the fire hall and visit with the firefighters, while the children explored all the equipment. (Above) Kalista Henke, daughter of Brad and Britney Henke, tries on her father’s protective gear.

School shows marked improvement in test scores
The test results are in, and the scores show the Parkston School District is improving.

Voters to decide candidate petitions, legislative districting
Voters this fall will review some changes state lawmakers made to election petition procedures and decide how best to determine legislative district boundaries.

Kaylor 4-H Club discusses future projects, elects new officers
The Kaylor 4-H Club held its regular meeting October 2 at the Tripp Firehall. The host families were Schmidt, Dewald and Friman.

A new autumn tradition
We love traditions here at the magazine, and autumn is full of them--holidays with family, visits to the pumpkin patch, hikes and drives to see the colors change.

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley
Fair transforms hostile atmosphere to Heaven on Earth

The mayoral election seemed a million miles away Friday night at the Spring County Fair.

Absentee ballots requested as of October 11
South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs has announced as October 11, there have been 27,906 absentee ballots requested from South Dakota voters.

Write-in vote not counted
Secretary of State Shantel Krebs clarified that South Dakota does not count write-in votes on the ballot.

Redeemer hosts LWML Fall Rally
The 63rd annual Mitchell Zone Fall Lutheran Women’s Missionary League rally was held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Armour, October 9.

Ethan/Parkston send three boys, three girls to state meet
Six Ethan/Parkston cross country runners qualified for the State A Meet October 24 in Huron.


Parkston Trojan Paige Semmler (10) goes up high for the ball during the October 13 loss to Parker in Parkston.


The Parkston Middle School Fastpitch Softball Team finished competing in a fall league in Sioux Falls with a record of six wins, one loss and one tie.

GFP removes left-over licenses and offers refunds due to deer disease
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks has received nearly 1,200 reports of dead white-tailed deer likely due to epizootic hemorrhagic disease.

Bake sale for the 153rd

Home of the Free, Bakes for the Brave is the motto that inspired the seventh grade Family and Consumer Science Class to raise money for the 153rd Unit.

Agronomy team completes training focused on improving grower efficiencies

Agland Coop has announce seven members of their agronomy team have completed an intensive two-day training with Land O’ Lakes, Inc.’s SUSTAIN®platform, furthering their commitment to help farmers succeed now and in the future.

What to do with the 2016 calf crop?
It is no secret, that compared to recent years, the 2016 calf market will be disappointing for sellers.

Weed control and soil health goes hand-in-hand
Although many landowners may not give much thought to weed control as a soil health measure, Gared Shaffer, South Dakota State University Extension Weeds Field Specialist, said the two go hand-in-hand.

Election signs not allowed in right of way
The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds the public that political campaign and ballot-issue signs cannot be placed on state highway rights of way.

A rewarding time of year

Along with the changing of the colors, bawling calves and matured crops mean harvest is here.

The last great stronghold for pheasant hunting
Pheasant hunting comes as naturally as the changing colors of autumn here in South Dakota. Our hunters look forward to opening day like kids looking forward to Christmas.

Garter factory
At one time, before elastic and rubber, socks and undergarments were either tied in place with string, or were connected by a fastener of some sort.

Everyone has a right to express their opinions of Tripp-Delmont school discussion
In the October 5 issue of the Tripp Star-Ledger, Christen Hildebrandt wrote “A disturbing trend I have noticed is the abundance of ignorance” regarding the “current problems facing the Tripp-Delmont School District”.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Early detection encouraged

Avera St. Benedict CEO Gale Walker tells the crowd about his experience with Planet Heart, a screening for heart disease. While Walker felt fine and didn’t know of any problems, the screening revealed a problem with one of his heart valves. He was successfully treated with surgery. “It’s all about prevention,” he said. “It’s all about taking better care of ourselves.”

Pretty in Pink
Shopping, with some health care education thrown in, what could be more fun?

Elections, campaign funding part of 10 issues on ballot
South Dakota voters will have the opportunity to completely overhaul the state’s election system, potentially doing away with the current primary system and infusing public funding into campaigns.

Tripp-Delmont students fall right into...fall
Imagine you’re walking out of your front door in the morning, and once your nose hits that crisp air, it turns bright red.

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