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Parkston, SD 57366



Food Bank Distribution: First and third Tuesday of every month, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Salem Lutheran Church (use Northwest door marked Food Bank and goes directly to our facility). This is to ensure privacy for our families. Parking is at the rear of the church.
Feeding South Dakota: Third Friday of every month, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Salem Lutheran Church parking lot.

Monday, February 5
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.

Military appreciation night February 7
All members who served in the military and their spouse will be recognized for the annual Military Appreciation Night at the doubleheader basketball home game of Parkston versus Sanborn Central, Tuesday, February 7.
In addition to free admission for those to be honored, the Veterans of Foreign Wars also will announce the Annual Teacher of the Year, Firefighter of the Year and Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen winners.

Meals on Wheels drivers for February
Parkston Meals-on-wheels drivers for February are:
Monday: George Sandhoff and Dale Bitterman.
Tuesday: Mike Boyle and Merlyn Tiede.
Wednesday: Tim and Mary Tiede.
Thursday: Marie Waldow.
Friday: Mary Alberts and Gladys Billars.
Saturday: Melody Hohn.



Parkston pursues Sons of Legion squadron

Look around our community.
You’ll see Parkston American Legion Post 194 members at work--serving as honor guard at veterans’ funerals, providing color guard at public events, placing flags on holidays, sponsoring fundraisers, and providing a variety of support to the community.

Legislative leaders differ on tax cut legislation
Republican legislative leaders are promising a conservative approach to the various tax cut bills that have been submitted during this session of the Legislature.


The Parkston sixth grade boys basketball team defeated Avon, AC/DC and Winner on their way to a championship in Wagner, January 21.

Large non-profit agency pays $320,000 federal sexual harassment settlement

The director of one of the largest non-profit social service agencies in South Dakota was the subject of a recent federal sexual harassment investigation that resulted in a $320,000 payment to several former female employees.

Rules adopted for first season of girls’ softball
A game hasn’t been played yet by the newly SDHSAA-sanctioned softball teams, but the South Dakota High School Activities Association board of directors spent some time ensuring that there were rules in place for the proper stoppage of play.

The South Dakota No-Till Association hosts 2023 Soil Health Event at Mitchell
The South Dakota No-Till Association will be hosting their annual soil health/no-till educational event at Mitchell, February 9, at the Highland Conference Center, 2000 Highland Way.

Family farmers donate 35,000 pounds of pork to Feeding South Dakota
In an effort to help South Dakotans struggling with increased grocery costs, South Dakota Farmers Union partnered with Farmers Union Enterprises to donate 35,000 pounds of pork to Feeding South Dakota.

Gift to Feeding South Dakota will help fight child hunger
South Dakota’s Corn Farmers work 365 days a year to produce safe, abundant, affordable fuel and food for our state, nation, and world.

Mitchell Tech announces Fall 2022 President’s List
A total of 350 Mitchell Technical College students earned recognition on the Fall 2022 President’s List.

It takes a community

So many people and groups came together to make our Celebration of Freedom event last summer an overwhelming success.

Christmas spirit in Parkston
I sometimes think my best wishes have been granted by magic, somehow.


Twin Rivers holiday party held in Tripp

A large crowd of members of the Twin Rivers Old Iron Association met at the Dug Out in Tripp, January 14, to enjoy a fun filled day of food and fellowship at their annual holiday party.

Football co-op allowed to return to nine-man play
The South Dakota High School Activities Association board of directors tried to side-step a scheduling nightmare Wednesday while allowing a football cooperative to switch from 11-man football to nine-man.
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