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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.

Roadside mowing: Hold off until July 10
The South Dakota Departments of Game, Fish and Parks and Transportation want to remind individuals there are laws and rules governing when mowing right-of-way ditches can begin on the state highway system.
While current rules addressing roadside ditch mowing only is applicable to state highways, GFP asks landowners to consider postponing mowing on all roadside ditches and follow the same dates that apply to state highways.
In the spring and early summer, hen pheasants seeking suitable nesting locations are attracted to the vegetation in roadsides. Pheasant production in roadsides is diminished when roadsides are mowed prior to completion of nesting activity. Incubating hens nearing their hatch dates can be struck and killed by mowing equipment. Peak hatching generally occurs in mid-June. Hens and newly hatched broods remain susceptible to mowing equipment for another two weeks after hatching due to the restricted mobility of chicks and the tendency of the hen and young to hide from approaching danger rather than flushing to escape.


Rain or shine

Cloudy skies and occassional rain showers greeted viewers at the Ninth Annual Gordy Walz Memorial All Show-N-Shine in Dimock on Father's Day this past Sunday.

Bormann chosen as Boys Nation alternate

The 252 high school boys, both juniors and seniors, who were delegates to the 78th Annual Session of The American Legion Boys State of South Dakota, held their general election for state officers, June 3.

Parkston blood drive donor results announced
The LifeServe Blood Center blood drive held in Parkston June 17 had a fantastic turn-out with 28 donors registered and 35 units of life saving blood donated.

Dairy ... and a movie

The Kaylor 4-H Club and Midwest Dairy hosted the dairy promotion event, Dairy…and a Movie, in Tripp, to help celebrate Dairy Month in June.

Parkston falls to Salem in extra innings
Parkston Legion Post 194 lost the lead late in a 7-6 defeat to Salem, June 16, in Salem.

Golf proposal prompts discussion of process, communication
The reaction of some golf coaches to a change approved in a first reading by the board of directors of the South Dakota High School Activities Association led to a lengthy discussion about communication when the board met.

Activities group won't charge schools dues, fees
A bookkeeping change designed to make life easier for school business managers also may help the South Dakota High School Activities Association in its dealings with the Legislature.

Some Black Hills motels cancel school reservations
Some schools with participants in this year's state track meet found their motel reservations abruptly canceled.

SDSU Extension to offer another obituary writing workshop
"Great info on a topic that is difficult enough for those that are prepared and frustrating for those unprepared."

Employer support integral to National Guard mission
Civilian employers of National Guard members provide an integral level of support to the South Dakota National Guard mission.

Patients deserve clarity

I was sitting in my beach chair on vacation soaking up the sun when I overheard the couple next to me sounding concerned.

Stay safe this summer

The summer season is here, which a means spending time with family and friends.


Start of summer

After a short rain delay, the annual Tripp Sports Day provided lots of fun for children and adults on the first day of summer and Father’s Day last Sunday.

Employer support integral to National Guard mission
Civilian employers of National Guard members provide an integral level of support to the South Dakota National Guard mission.

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