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.

Active shooter drill held at Parkston School, Avera

School administrators were pleased with the recent active shooter drill conducted at the Parkston school, October 4.

Football, cross country and cheer start their quest for state titles
The Parkston Trojan football, cross country and cheer will begin a busy week after qualifying for post-season play.
The football team finished with a 4-4 record after downing Lower Brule, 51-0, in the last game of the season, October 13 in Parkston. They will be seeded third in Region 3 of Class 9AA and will travel to Irene/Wakonda for a first-round game.
Attending state meets will be the cross country and cheer teams.
Cross country qualified the girls team of Lexy Leischner, Maelie Culbert, Lindsey Roth and Taryn Lentsch with Annalise Buenning as the alternate. The boys qualified Austin Bartelt and Tanner Hohn.
Their state meet will be in Rapid City.
Joining them in Rapid City will be the cheer squad.

Fire prevention week

The Parkston Rural Fire Department held their annual open house during Fire Prevention Week, October 8 to October 14. This year’s theme was “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out.” The fire department also held their annual bike giveaway. Students were required to construct a fire escape plan for the house they live in. The winners were Brody Boettcher and Taryn Bialas.

Autumn mysteries in South Dakota
South Dakotans are no-nonsense folks, so we always struggle to find supernatural tales for our October issues, but we have heard a few through the years.

Parkston downs Wagner

Parkston improved their record to 10-11 after downing Wagner, 3-1, October 10 in Parkston.

Local runners qualify for state meet
Cross country runners from Ethan-Parkston and Tripp-Delmont/Armour have qualified for the 2017 State Meet in Rapid City this Saturday.


Brady Albrecht hauls in one of his two touchdowns against the visiting Lower Brule team October 13 in Parkston.

LWML members gather for fall rally
The 64th annual Lutheran Womens Missionary League Fall Rally was held at Zion Lutheran Church, Delmont, October 1.

Fall climate outlook: warmer temperatures, less precipitation
Warmer temperatures and less precipitation are predicted through the end of October according to the most recent Climate Outlook from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center.

South Dakota’s average teacher salary increases 8.8 percent
Average teacher salary in South Dakota is on track to meeting a statewide target average of $48,500, which legislators adopted in 2016 as a part of the Blue Ribbon education funding package.

South Dakota’s unofficial October holiday

For many South Dakotans, myself included, the third Saturday in October is always circled on the calendar.

First flu detection of season
South Dakota is reporting its first influenza detection of the 2017-2018 season, a Lawrence County resident in the 20-29 age group was confirmed with influenza A.

Tripp Star-Ledger

Students of the month

(Left to right) The September Elementary Students of the Month are Jaden VanPelt (Sixth grade), Hailey Petras-Borg (Fifth), Daxton Comstock (Fourth), Madison Bartunek (Third), Makayla Travis (Second), Riley Vineyard (First), Mya Brock (Kindergarten) and Aaron Nelson (Pre-K).

From Ukraine to Tripp
I am from the small, but very beautiful country Ukraine. We have a rich culture, great history and amazing nature.

Livin’ the band life
The Tripp-Delmont band members started the school year with marching band.

Autumn in the air
It’s fall again. That will mean all the leaves will be turning gold and red.

Wenzl joins Tripp-Delmont
This year, Tripp-Delmont got a few new teachers. One of them is Nicole Wenzl.

Local volunteer help available for Medicare Part D beneficiaries
Senior Health Information and Insurance Education volunteer counselors will be available to help people compare their Medicare Part D plans in the Tripp.

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