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.

Immanuel Lutheran to hold Mission Festival
Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Dimock, will hold their annual Mission Festival Sunday, August 20. The morning service will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a potluck meal. The afternoon service will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Guest preachers for the Mission Festival services will be Rev. Dr. Brent Smith (10 a.m.) from Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowa, and the Rev. Marcus Ring (1:30 p.m.) pastor at St. John Lutheran in Gregory.

Affordable housing coming

The Parkston Development Corporation has partnered with businessman John Prunty and wife Melissa, owners of Dakota Leisure Properties in Parkston, to develop Work Force Housing in Parkston.

Hohn graduates from West Point

Cadet Tyler Alfred Hohn, the son of Louise Hohn of Deadwood and Darrell Hohn of Ethan, graduated from the United States Military Academy, May 27.

MESONET offers live tracking of severe weather
Numerous severe thunderstorms brought high rain rates, strong winds and nine confirmed tornadoes to the state so far this summer.
Eclipse: Who? What? Where? When? and How?
On Monday, August 21 all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun.

Marathon runners

Ethan-Parkston cross country runners competed in a half marathon, 13.1 miles, July 29, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Test dial pressure canner gauges
With canning season just around the corner, for accuracy before use, South Dakota State University Extension recommends that dial pressure canner gauges get tested each year.

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley
Sarah’s secret
What does she know that she’s not telling?

One thing was certain about the place I grew up: The ministers who served our community were respected and admired by just about everyone

Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship winners will be tecognized at State Fair
The South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation, in cooperation with Farmers Union Insurance Agency, have announced the recipients of the annual Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow scholarships.

Visit for 2017 State Fair results
It’s almost time for the South Dakota State Fair.

Incorporating corn into beef cow rations can save forage
Drought-induced forage shortages across some areas of South Dakota has livestock producers looking for different ways to meet forage needs left when pastures and hay ground are no longer an option.

Protect livestock during drought with water testing
South Dakota State University Extension offers an on-site livestock water testing service at all Extension Regional Extension Centers and several Extension County Offices throughout the state.

Graduating college, career and life ready

It’s hard to believe my oldest grandchild is starting kindergarten this year. With a week-and-a-half left before his first day, Henry is looking forward to starting school.

Tips for a safe school bus ride
Students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a bus instead of traveling by car.

Tripp Star-Ledger
School starts Aug. 16

Students in Tripp-Delmont will begin classes starting Wednesday, August 16, at 8:10 a.m.

Following in her father’s footsteps

Following in her father’s footsteps who joined the military out of high school, Brooke Bigge is excited to begin her own career.

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