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P.O. Box J
205 West Main Street
Parkston, SD 57366



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.


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

Local blood donors needed this winter
LifeServe Blood Center is urging community members to roll up a sleeve and give blood donation a try in 2022.
One blood donation has a huge local impact. In one hour, a single blood donor will help save or enhance the lives of up to three hospital patients in local medical centers.
The next blood drive is the Tripp Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, January 18, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Emergency Services Building, 203 S. Main St. Appointments are required.
Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeserve or call 800-287-4903.
To help ensure the safety of blood donors and team members during this COVID-19 pandemic, LifeServe is enforcing several precautionary measures:
• Appointments are required.
• Blood donors should pre-screen themselves for fever prior to appointments.
• Only donors with temperatures under 99.5 will be allowed to donate.
• Blood donors are required to wear a mask for the duration of their appointment.
• Donors who do not have masks will be provided with one.



South Dakota Mines honors Kurt Kost as a Distinguished Alumni

South Dakota Mines 184th commencement ceremony in Rapid City recognized Kurt Kost, a Parkston native, among 10 distinguished alumni honorees from both 2020 and 2021.

4-H club celebrates Christmas with sock contest

The Kaylor 4-H Club and Christmas gathering was held December 5 at the Tripp Fire Hall, with the Cantrell, Dewald and Luikens families as hosts.

Country Wranglers 4-H Club holds December meeting
The meeting of the Country Wranglers 4-H Club was held December 12 at the Pizza Ranch in Mitchell.

USD announces fall 2021 Dean's List and Academic Honors
More than 2,200 students at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, are being honored for their high achievement during the fall 2021 semester with the release of the Dean's List and Academic Honors.

Mines names students to fall 2021 Dean's List
South Dakota Mines has named 616 students to the fall 2021 Dean's List.

Abortion rights battle expected during 2022 South Dakota legislative session

Abortion is likely to be a major topic during the 2022 South Dakota legislative session that began January 11, as opponents of the medical procedure see an opportunity to capitalize on recent legal cases across the country that further restricted access to abortion.

South Dakota businesses get creative to overcome supply chain crisis
South Dakota businesses are feeling the costly effects of the lingering global supply chain issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, but many business operators are finding creative ways to keep shelves stocked, to reduce the impact on customers and to continue making a profit.

How to prepare to donate blood

The COVID-19 virus has had a ripple effect that has impacted every facet of life since the World Health Organization first declared a global pandemic nearly two years ago.

Notable events that took place in January 1922
The dawn of a new year is often seen as a great time to look ahead, but looking back can be equally valuable and insightful.

Fun facts about Three Kings Day
The holiday season begins with Thanksgiving, and many people believe that the festivities come to a close after ringing in the new year.

Rural emergency medical systems in crisis

Emergency medical services in rural America are in a state of crisis.

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Schedule starting to take shape for Celebration of Freedom; Volunteers still needed

The plans for the Celebration of Freedom in Parkston, June 29 to July 4, are starting to firm up.

Basketball action

Basketball action is heating up now that the holiday break is over. Both the Tripp-Delmont/Armour boys currently sit with a 2-3 record, while the girls are even at 3-3.


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