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.

Monday, April 23
The Parkston American Legion Auxiliary will meet in the Parkston American Legion Hall at 7 p.m.

TRIPP

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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.

Donating blood easy way to save a life
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion to survive. To get blood to those patients in South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa, LifeServe Blood Center needs 200,000 generous folks to take their turn in the blood donor chair every year.
Only 38 percent of the American population is eligible to donate blood, and only a tenth of those people actually do make time to save lives. Blood donors need to be at least 16, weigh 120 pounds or more and be in general good health.
If you meet these criteria, please give blood at the Parkston community blood drive Thursday, April 19, from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. at Avera St. Benedict Health Center.
Sign up to save a life today by going online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or calling the high school at 605-935-6766.

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Local man second to receive Honor Flight

Roland Winter is the second Korean War veteran from Parkston to be selected to receive an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. in September. Donald Schulz, Parkston, was selected in February to participate in the Honor Flight.

New courthouse approved
Parkston joins with majority of county vote

Hutchinson County is getting a new courthouse.
County residents voted April 10 on one issue: to build or not build a new courthouse in Olivet. It was approved 1,118 to 582.

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Buckle up

Parkston Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members have been working to promote seat belt use. Four members attended a training last fall and are now carrying out projects in the community based on what they learned.

Albrecht’s walk-off homer seals the deal in victory over Turner-Hutchinson
Parkston-Ethan-Tripp/Delmont seized victory in dramatic fashion, thanks to a walk-off home run at the end of the game to topple Turner-Hutch, 7-6.

Now is the time to sign up for a HuntSAFE class
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks currently is taking registration for HuntSAFE classes.

Albrecht earns Coyote Commitment Scholarship
Parkston High School senior Brady Albrecht has earned a $6,000 Coyote Commitment Achievement Scholarship, which is awarded by the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, to academically talented seniors who have been admitted for Fall 2018.

Guard volunteers organizing community food drive
Volunteer members of the South Dakota National Guard are organizing a food drive for the fifth consecutive year to benefit people in the communities in which they serve.

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Remembering South Dakota’s first Grain Palace

Before the Mitchell Corn Palace, there was the Plankinton Grain Palace.

Opinion
Working together, South Dakota may gain a state veterans cemetery

The 2018 Legislative Session is one that will go down in history. Veterans Service Organizations, legislators, Sioux Falls community leaders, the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs and the Governor came together to secure passage of legislation to authorize SDDVA to establish and maintain a state veteran’s cemetery in Sioux Falls.



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Pennies for Patients fundraiser sets record

Here at Tripp-Delmont High School, there is a tradition of participating in Pennies for Patients. This is a program set up by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

New courthouse approved
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Hutchinson County is getting a new courthouse.
County residents voted April 10 on one issue: to build or not build a new courthouse in Olivet. It was approved 1,118 to 582.

A blast from the past Teacher’s prom experiences
For the students at Tripp-Delmont school, the teachers have always been more than instructors.

Dandelion season is nearly here
Although current weather conditions have detained them, the yellow flowers of spring are beginning to emerge.


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