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205 West Main Street
Parkston, SD 57366



Food Bank Distribution: First and third Tuesday of every month, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; NEW LOCATION: 106 East Main Street, back room of Meraki Boutique. Use the entrance in the alley. This is to ensure privacy for our families.
Feeding South Dakota: Third Friday of every month, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Salem Lutheran Church parking lot.

Monday, December 4
The City of Tripp will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall.

Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting will meet Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Ethan Methodist Church basement. For more information, call 605-770-5410.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon will meet Friday at 8 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Please use the north entrance. For more information, call 605-505-0310.



Beginning to look like christmas

A light dusting of snow, falling temperatures and decorations popping up means the holiday season is starting.

Activities Association committee interested in method to move teams down in classification
A classification committee working for the South Dakota High School Activities Association is interested in a method for moving poorly performing football teams down to a lower classification.

Celebrating veterans

In celebrating Veterans Day, members of the military visited the third grade at Parkston Elementary School.

Country Wranglers 4-H Club deliver Veteran's Bags

The Country Wranglers 4-H Club met November 12 at Faith Lutheran Church, with Vice President Lainee Horstman calling the meeting to order.

Parkston FFA members qualify for state convention
On November 13, 17 FFA members from Parkston High School competed in the District 4 LDE Competition and several advanced to the state competition, which will take place in Rapid City December 3 and December 4.

Demand remains high for 'heritage turkeys' grown in South Dakota

During the COVID-19 pandemic, disruptions in the food production supply chain and workforce sometimes led to empty grocery shelves, pushing some consumers to turn to locally grown organic meats and produce.

Fun ways to enjoy the start of winter
Winter begins December 21, 2023, and ends on March 19, 2024.

Celebrations start holiday season
Parkston and area towns have gotten a jump start on the holiday season.

National Prescription Drug Take Day removes almost 600,000 pounds of unneeded prescription medications
Communities across the nation safely disposed of old, unwanted and expired medications at the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) 25th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, with law enforcement partners collecting 599,897 pounds of unneeded medications at 4,675 sites nationwide.

New research shows gift card scam reports rose by 50% over last year
Today's scammers want gift cards as payment, leaving those unaware of this tactic vulnerable to schemes designed to commit fraud.

South Dakota retailers prepare for strong holiday season
Shoppers will find full shelves with great gift ideas in South Dakota stores this holiday season.

State Fair starts strong, ends with record breaking heat
The 2023 South Dakota State Fair, which ran from August 31 to September 4, got off to a strong start.

Medicare Advantage

TV is flooded these days with commercials encouraging everyone to sign up for Medicare Advantage (MA).


Tripp celebrations start holiday season

Starting with the Christmas Craft Fair before Thanksgiving, Tripp residents will begin holiday celebrations with a few events upcoming this weekend.

South Dakota retailers prepare for strong holiday season
Shoppers will find full shelves with great gift ideas in South Dakota stores this holiday season.


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