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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, March 19
The Jelkin-Harms American Legion and Auxiliary will meet in the Legion Hall for a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m., with a business meeting to follow.

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.

Tuesday, March 20
The Hutchinson County Commissioners will meet in the Courthouse in Olivet at 9 a.m.

American Legion District 8 spring meeting March 16
The annual District 8 Spring Meeting of the South Dakota American Legion will be held Friday, March 16, in Wagner for Legionnaires from Turner, Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Clay, Douglas, Hutchinson and Yankton counties.
The social will be at 5 p.m., and a meal will be served 6 p.m. in the Wagner American Legion Post Home. The business session will begin at 7 p.m.
Participants will elect District Commanders and District Vice Commanders for two-year terms and County Commanders and Vice Commanders in the District for one-year terms during the business meeting.
The session also will feature Post Americanism reports, a membership turn-in, recognition of the District 8 Legionnaire of the Year and an address by State American Legion Commander Hugh Holmes of Mitchell.
District 8 Commander Greg Geiman will conduct the business session, and Wagner Post #11 will be in charge of the local arrangements.
The District 8 Auxiliary will hold its meeting at 7 p.m. the same day at the Wagner American Legion Post Home.

Mogck Fireman of the Year
Volunteer firefighters are special people.
They go through hours of training and continuing education to be highly qualified to work as volunteers in a job that can be dangerous and physically and emotionally grueling.

Steady progress
With the doors now installed, work coninues on the inside of the new Parkston Rural Fire Department Fire Hall on East Main Street. The new facility, which will house the emergency equipment, should be open in the near future.

Former Tripp resident turns 100
Edna Hoff turned 100 years old, March 2, at the Good Samaritan Society, Scotland, after living 99 years and 333 days in the Tripp area.

Three Tyndall natives killed in crash south of Parkston
Three people died early Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash south of Parkston.

A South Dakota quiz
Do you know where the largest fish has ever been caught in South Dakota? Or how about where you’d find the concrete donkey known as the Depression Nag?

The Parkston Lion’s Club honored three former members with a Lifetime Membership Award. (Left to right) Roland Winter, Dr. Ralph Palmer, the Reverend Ted Bader and Parkston Lion’s Club President Matt Hoffman.

BSU announces Dean’s List
The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester.

Parkston blood drive results
The LifeServe Blood Center blood drive sponsored by Parkston Community February 22 had a great turn-out with 20 donors registered and 23 life-saving units of blood were donated.

Veterans’ stories endure
As I pondered on what message to focus my column on this month, the word community kept bouncing into my thoughts.

South Dakota AG office lists top ten complaints
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley marked the beginning of National Consumer Protection Week by releasing the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division’s Top Ten Consumer Complaints reported to his office in calendar year 2017.

Tripp Star-Ledger
Exciting finish
The Tripp-Delmont/Armour Nighthawks celebrate a three-point basket in the second round game against the Castlewood Warriors. TDA lost to the eventual state champion Warriors, 70-64, but bounced back to defeat Ethan for third place honors. The TDA cheerleaders react at the announcement they had been selected as the Spirit of Six winner. The Spirit of Six cheerleading award is named for the six Rapid City Cobbler cheerleaders killed March 17, 1968, in a plane crash on the way home from the boys state basketball tournament in Sioux Falls.

sPower signs 30-year wind power agreement
sPower, a renewable energy Independent Power Producer has announced that it has executed a 30-year Power Purchase Agreement for its Prevailing Wind Park Project in South Dakota.

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