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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, October 21
The Tripp-Delmont School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Tripp Attendance Center.

Alcoholics Anonymous will meet Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Ethan Methodist Church basement. For more information, contact Jean at 928-7266 or Donna at 605-770-5410.

Time to compare plans for Medicare Part D
Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit that began January 1, 2006, is on the minds of all South Dakotans with Medicare.
Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit that began January 1, 2006, is on the minds of all South Dakotans with Medicare.
Every year between October 15 and December 7 (open enrollment), people with stand-alone Part D plans can review their current plan and change to another plan. Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plans have made some changes for 2020 so review your coverage closely.
Reasons to change plans include premium cost, co-payment cost, or formulary revisions.
Senior Health Information and Insurance Education representatives will be in the following towns to help residents with their choice.
Parkston: Parkston Public Library, 110 West Main Street, October 22, November 6 and November 19, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tripp: City of Tripp Finance Office, 101 West First Street, October 22 and December 3, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
People with Medicare Advantage Plans that include prescription drug coverage, also can also change plans between October 15 and December 7 (open enrollment).
Basic information about stand-alone Part D plans and Medicare Advantage plans can be found in the Medicare and You 2020 handbooks mailed to beneficiaries in late October 2019.
SHIINE provides unbiased information about Medicare and related insurance at no charge to consumers in South Dakota. SHIINE is funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and administered by the South Dakota Department of Social Services, Adult Services and Aging.
Walk-ins are welcome.


Trojans improve from 2018 seventh place finish

The Parkston Trojans boys golf team returned from the 2019 State A Tournament with the fourth place plaque after finishing in seventh place last year. (PHOTO COURTEST SOUTH DAKOTA PUBLIC BROADCASTING |

Second century of pheasant hunting begins Saturday

What is South Dakota known for?
Pheasants and Mount Rushmore of course. Without a doubt, South Dakota is the pheasant hunting capitol of the world. Pheasants and pheasant hunting are solidly engrained in South Dakota culture for good reason.

Hole in one

Parkston Trojan golfer Quinn Bormann hit a hole in one at The Bluffs golf course in Vermillion during a practice round before the State A Tournament.


Parkston Trojan Maggie Baumgart (10) watches as Izzy Hohn (4) sets up the ball during the October 8 win over Platte/Geddes, 26-14, 16-25, 25-19 and 25-17.

CDA schedules events for October
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Sacred Heart #280 held its regular meeting October 3.

Kaylor 4-H Club continues to put '4-H Rocks' around county

The Kaylor 4-H Club met September 8 at the Tripp Fire Hall, with the Rempfer and the Gary Schnabel families as hosts.

Moisture is critical when harvesting silage during a wet year
With many flooded and saturated fields in South Dakota this fall, harvesting silage before corn dries past desired moisture levels or frost occurs may be a challenge for some producers.

Farmers got 'exactly what they didn't want'
Farmers in the Northwest got a bit of break as there has been no early frost to impact their crops.

United States corn belt farmers hoped for an endless summer
The uncertainty of the 2019 corn and soybean season--caused by rain and flooding early--is reflected in the latest figures released in the United States Department of Agriculture's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

A tradition unlike any othe
There's nothing quite like autumn--cooler temperatures, the sound of crisp leaves under your feet (or snow as may be the case), and students settled back in school.


New business puts down roots in Tripp

The new business located in the former Bakke Dental office at 310 South Main doesn't do any tooth extractions, although the owners jokingly say they can sure try.

Horn finds BankWest Cash Cube, donates to fire department

In honor of the 130th anniversary of BankWest, employees hid BankWest Cash Cubes in communities across the state.

Dig Pink night Thursday

The Tripp-Delmont/Armour volleyball team is holding their annual "Dig Pink" nights at the Tripp gym Thursday October 17.

AccuWeather special report: 2019 winter forecast

The wait is over. AccuWeather's annual winter forecast for the lower 48 is out.

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