Parker’s Midweek Update – Vol. 20, No. 2; Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

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This week’s schedules:
Cross country—Thursday, at Aberdeen Central invitational, 3 p.m.
Cheer/dance—Thursday, at Yankton invitational, 5:30 p.m.
Volleyball—Thursday, home vs. Sturgis, 7 p.m.; Saturday, home vs. Aberdeen Central, 5 p.m.
Boys golf—Friday, at Yankton invitational, 10 a.m.; Monday, at Brookings invitational, 10 a.m.
Football—Friday, at Douglas, 6 p.m. MDT.
Girls soccer—Saturday, at Huron, 10 a.m.; Tuesday, home vs. Mitchell, 4:30 p.m.
Girls tennis—Saturday, at Huron quadrangular (with Brookings and Watertown), 10 a.m.
Boys soccer—Saturday, at Huron, noon; Tuesday, home vs. Mitchell, 4:30 p.m.

Football: Things didn’t look good for the Governors early in the game at Yankton as they trailed 14-0, but a one-yard run by Jack Maher cut the deficit in half and a touchdown pass to Zane Schuchard tied the game at 14-14. Pierre trailed again, 17-14, until Maguire Raske’s seven-yard run put the Govs ahead to stay, 21-17. Andrew Coverdale intercepted a tipped ;pass inside the Yankton 30, setting up a 28-yard pass play from Maher to Garrett Stout on a third-and-23 play. Stout scored an insurance touchdown with eight seconds left to end the game with a 28-17 Governor win.

Class 11AA football:
Last week’s games—
Mitchell 28, Brookings 14
Sturgis 61, Douglas 27
Sioux Falls O’Gorman 32, Harrisburg 15
Huron 25, Aberdeen Central 15
Pierre 28, Yankton 17
Rapid City Stevens 66, Spearfish 6
This week’s games—
HARRISBURG (1-1) at HURON (2-0)
PIERRE (1-1) at DOUGLAS (0-2)
YANKTON (0-2) at MITCHELL (1-1)
STURGIS (1-1) at Rapid City Central

Boys golf: At Friday’s meet at Sturgis, the Governors placed fourth at 367, trailing Spearfish in first, Stevens in second and Sturgis in third. Thomas Kroipp was 18th with an 86 for Pierre’s best score. Other Governor scores: Grady Klundt 90, Zane Baus 94, Tyler Swenson 97, Sawyer Lee 101, Carter Karst 105.

Boys soccer: The Governors hadn’t scored a goal until Turner Starr found the net in the 10th minute, and that was enough for a 1-0 win over Rapid City Central Saturday. The Govs had been outshot 21-2 by Stevens in a 3-0 loss to Friday. On Tuesday Pierre tied Yankton 0-0. The Govs are now 1-6-1.

Volleyball: The Lady Govs dominated Spearfish in a 3-0 win Tuesday on game scores of 25-20, 25-17 and 25-20. Pierre’s record is 2-2.

Girls soccer: Pierre defeated Rapid City Stevens, 2-0, as Emily Mikkelsen scored in the 13th and 62nd minutes. The Lady Govs beat Stevens by the same score as Janaina Zanin scored on a corner kick in the 63rd minute and Kylee Thorpe knocked in a header for a clinching goal late in the match. Pierre lost for the first time this season against Yankton Tuesday, 3-0. The Lady Govs’ record is 6-1-1.

Girls tennis: The Lady Govs lost 9-0 matches to Mitchell, Yankton, Madison and Aberdeen Roncalli and lost a tough 5-4 match to Rapid City Central.


“If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free—and many times adversarial—press. Without it I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time.”
— Sen. John McCain


This week’s schedules:
Football—Friday, home vs. Custer, 7 p.m.
Cross country—Saturday, at Ipswich invitational, 10 a.m.
Volleyball—Thursday, at Philip, 6:30 p.m.

Football: After two losses to open the season, the Buffaloes won at home over Wagner, 28-14. Brady Hoftiezer scored twice, J.D. Carter had a touchdown, and Jayden Face returned an interception for a touchdown. Now 1-2, the Buffs host unbeaten Custer Friday.

Class 11B, Region 4 football:
Last week’s games—
Custer 41, Little Wound 12
Lead-Deadwood 45, Pine Ridge 14
Hot Springs 44, Bennett County 0
Red Cloud 52, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 0
Stanley County 28, Wagner 14
Winner 36, West Central 7
McLaughlin 28, Crow Creek 20
This week’s games—
Little Wound at LEAD-DEADWOOD (2-1)
BENNETT COUNTY (1-2) at Pine Ridge
WINNER (2-1) idle
Standing Rock, N.Y., at CROW CREEK (0-2)
RED CLOUD (2-1) idle

Volleyball: In a triangular Saturday the Lady Buffs defeated White River, 3-2, on game scores of 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 23-25 and 15-9. SCHS also lost to Timber Lake, 3-2, on game scores of 15-25, 22-25, 25-12, 25-18 and 6-15. SCHS now stands at 1-4.


This week’s schedules:
Football—Friday, at Hitchcock-Tulare, 7 p.m.
Cross country—Saturday, at Ipswich invitational, 10 a.m.
Volleyball—Saturday, at Philip invitational, 10 a.m.; Tuesday, at Edmunds Central, 6:30 p.m.

Class 9B, Region 1 football:
Last week’s games—
Faulkton Area 50, Northwestern 8
Warner 36, Hitchcock-Tulare 6
Lower Brule 30, Iroquois 0
Langford Area 34, Ipswich/Edmunds Central 14
Sunshine Bible 22, Tiospa Zina 6
This week’s games—
FAULKTON AREA (2-1) at Ipswich/Edmunds Central
North Border at NORTHWESTERN (0-3)
SUNSHINE BIBLE (1-1) at Lower Brule
LANGFORD AREA (2-1) at Warner
IROQUOIS (0-3) at Wolsey-Wessington

Volleyball: The Chargers lost to Miller 3-0 on game scores of 21-25, 13-25 and 21-25. On Tuesday they lost to Ipswich 3-2 on game scores of 25-21, 19-25, 20-25, 25-18 and 12-15. SBHS now stands at 3-4.


Directions: Draw a square box containing 16 squares—four across and four down. Number the squares in your top row 1, 2, 3 and 4 from left to right. Number the left-hand square in the second row 5, the left-hand square in the third row 6 and the left-hand square in the bottom row 7.

1 across: Senator McCain’s home state (abbr.).
1 down: —- Shepard, our first man in space.
2 down: Tony —-, CBS football analyst, former QB.
3 down: Product of the Mesabi Range.
4 down: Dallas running back’s nickname.
5 across: Traditions and knowledge on a particular subject.
6 across: Out of control.
7 across: Number of runs scored when shut out.

Solution at the bottom of this Update.


Thursday: coffee.
Friday-Sunday: raspberry.
Monday-Wednesday: tutti fruitti.
Thursday: lime.


Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible.
— Aristotle


University of Sioux Falls football: The Cougars won their season opener 27-24 over Concordia-St. Paul on a last-second touchdown pass from Caden Walters to Clint Sigg. USF (1-0) goes to Winona State at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Northern football (Alex Gray, Colten Drageset, Joe King, Jacob Howard): The Wolves lost their opener at Bemidji State, 38-17, despite having 27 first downs to Bemidji’s 19 and having a 13-minute advantage in ball possession. Alex had a great night on defense with four solo tackles and four assisted tackles, including 1 1/2 tackles for loss. Northern (0-1) is home tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. against Minot State on Midco Sports Network.

North Dakota football: The Fighting Hawks whipped Mississippi Valley State, 35-7, in their opener. UND (1-0) won’t have an easy opponent when they go to Seattle to play Washington of the Pac-12 at 4 p.m. CDT.

South Dakota football: Anyone expecting a blowout when USD went to Kansas State had a surprise in store. The Coyotes dominated the Wildcats for much of the game, leading 24-12 in the fourth quarter, but a costly turnover led to one K-State score, and they got another to win the game, 27-24. Now 0-1, USD is home Saturday at 2 p.m. against Northern Colorado on Midco Sports Network.

Augustana football (Peyton Zabel): The Vikings won a high-scoring opener at Upper Iowa, 48-45. Now 1-0, Augie is home Saturday at 1 p.m. against Minnesota State-Mankato.

North Dakota State football: The Bison blew out Cal Poly, 49-3, in their opener. Now 1-0, the defending national champions are off till Sept. 15 when they will be home vs. North Alabama at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15.

Presentation football: The Saints lost their home opener to DWU, 64-37. Now 0-2, Presentation will be home at 1 p.m. Saturday vs. Crown College.

Black Hills State football (Shawn Schnabel): The Yellowjackets lost their opener as Chadron State opened its new stadium, 45-8. Now 0-1, BHSU is home at 1 p.m. Saturday against Colorado Mines.

South Dakota State football: The Jacks’ game at Iowa State lasted for only a few minutes before the game was halted with the Cyclones ahead by 7-0. They never resumed play, and the game was cancelled. SDSU will try again to open its season at home at 6 p.m. Saturday vs. Montana State on Midco Sports Network.

South Dakota Mines football: The Hardrockers led all the way in their opener at Grand Junction against defending RMAC champion Colorado-Mesa, including 33-21 and 17-0, but lost 36-33. Now 0-1, Mines will be home at 1 p.m. Saturday against Western State (Colo.).

Dakota Wesleyan football (Lukas Chase): The Tigers defeated Presentation College, 64-37. Now 1-1, DWU is idle until Sept. 15 when Morningside comes to Mitchell.

South Dakota women’s soccer (Joana Zanin): The Coyotes won in overtime over Northern Colorado, 2-1. Now 2-1-2, USD plays at Creighton Friday and at home Sunday vs. Green Bay.

Northwestern (Iowa) men’s soccer (Cole Cruse): The Red Raiders lost to Bethel (Ind.), 2-1, and defeated Trinity Christian, 5-0. Now 2-2, Northwestern is on the road to Baker (Kan.).

King’s College men’s soccer (Gus Axtman): The Monarchs lost in overtime, 1-0, to Alvernia and lost to Arcadia, 1-0. Gus, a starting defenseman, had one shot on goal in the latter game. Now 0-2, King’s played at Scranton last night, then will be home Saturday against Juniata and Sunday against Berkeley (N.J.).

Black Hills State women’s soccer (Katie Nielson): BHSU is 0-3 after a 6-0 loss to Minot State, a 2-0 loss to Northern and a 4-0 loss to Sioux Falls. Katie did not play in these matches. BHSU is in Billings to play Mary tonight and MSU-Billings Saturday.

Concordia (Minn.) women’s soccer (Morgan Hluchy): The Cobbers are 1-1 after opening week. They defeated Buena Vista, 3-0, and lost in double overtime to Nebraska Wesleyan, 2-1. Morgan had one shot on goal in the Buena Vista game. Concordia hosts St. Scholastica Saturday and plays at Minnesota-Morris Sunday and at St. Benedict Wednesday.

St. Thomas men’s soccer (Marcus Hluchy): The Tommies are 2-0 after 2-0 wins over Wisconsin-Superior and Knox College. Marcus did not play in either match. The Tommies go to Illinois to play Lake Forest Saturday and North Central Sunday.

South Dakota State women’s soccer: SDSU defeated Green Bay, 2-0, and lost to Creighton, 1-0. Now 3-3, the Jackrabbits are home vs. Northern Iowa Friday and Arizona State Monday.

Northern women’s soccer (Tori Thorpe): The Wolves are 2-0 to start their season after a 2-0 win over Black Hills State and a 3-0 triumph over Jamestown. Tori had one shot in the Jamestown game. Northern hosts Northwest Nazarene tonight and goes to MSU-Moorhead Sunday.

South Dakota State golf (Austin Hoss): The Jackrabbit men open their fall season Sunday and Monday at Wisconsin’s Badger Invitational in Madison.

Northern Michigan golf (Karissa Guthrie): The fall season opens Monday and Tuesday for the NMU women at the Indianapolis invitational.

South Dakota golf (Katie Bartlett): At Nebraska-Omaha’s tournament the USD women placed second behind SDSU and NDSU among nine schools. SDSU had an 892 score, USD 920 and NDSU 925. Katie tied for 17th place with a 234. USD next plays Sunday through Tuesday at the Golfweek Program Challenge at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Augustana golf (Natalie Young): The Vikings opened their season the past two days at the Central Region Fall Preview at Olathe, Kan. Augie is off now until Sept. 17-18 at Concordia St. Paul’s Golden Bear Fall Classic played at Stillwater, Minn.

South Dakota State volleyball: The Jackrabbits stand at 0-6 after a 3-0 loss to Seattle and 3-01 losses to Weber State and Green Bay in their home tournament in Brookings. SDSU goes to the Drake invitational this weekend to play UMass-Lowell, Drake, Eastern Illinois and Iowa.

Mary volleyball (Korie Tetzlaff): The Marauders lost to Northern, 3-0; to Black Hills State, 3-2; to Fort Hays State, 3-1, and to Lindenwood, 3-0. Now 3-5, Mary is home Saturday vs. Minnesota State-Moorhead and Tuesday vs. Minot State.

South Dakota volleyball: The Coyotes swept all three matches in their home tournament, beating Northeastern, 3-0; California, 3-1, and Northern Colorado, 3-1. Now 5-1, USD plays at the Central Arkansas tournament Friday and Saturday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, the host team and Little Rock.

Dakota Wesleyan volleyball (Elena Svingen, Jennifer Sweetman): The Tigers won five more matches this week to stretch their record to 9-0 before losing to Jamestown, 3-1. DWU defeated Dakota State 3-0, Sterling (Kan.) 3-0, Mayville State 3-1, Montana-Western 3-2 and Dickinson State 3-0. In the Sterling match Elena had one dig and one kill in seven attack attempts. Now 9-1, DWU is home Saturday against York and Presentation, then goes to Briar Cliff Tuesday.

Dakota State volleyball (Nicole Sarringar): In a 3-0 loss to DWU Nicole played all three sets and had three digs and seven assists. In a 3-0 win over Stephens (Mo.) she had one kill, two assists and two digs. DSU lost to William Penn, 3-2, and defeated Haskell (Kan.), 3-0, and Graceland (Iowa), 3-0. Against Haskell Nicole had one kill and 16 assists. Now 3-2, DSU goes to Omaha Saturday to play College of St. Mary and the University of St. Mary, then hosts Bellevue next Wednesday.

South Dakota Mines cross country (Theron Singleton): The Hardrocker men placed second in their home invitational at Robbinsdale Park. In the men’s 8K Theron placed 24th in 29:44.78. Mines runs Saturday at Chadron State’s invitational.

South Dakota State cross country (Rachel Propst): The Jackrabbit men were first and the women third at NDSU’s Bison Open. Rachel did not run there. Next meet for SDSU is Sept. 15 at Nebraska’s Woody Greeno Invitational.

Black Hills State cross country (Kelsey Van Den Hemel): At the School of Mines meet the BHSU men and women both won the team titles. In the women’s 5K Kelsey placed 15th in 21:49.14. Next meet or BHSU is Sept. 21 at home in the Gage McSpadden Memorial meet.

South Dakota cross country (Caleb Lusk, Maddy McClure): At the Augustana twilight meet the USD women were first with runners finishing first, third, fifth, sixth,10th, 12th and 15th. Megan Billington was the individual winner. Eldon Warner was the USD men’s highest finisher in fourth. USD runs Sept. 15 at the Woody Greeno meet at Nebraska.


Sept. 29: Tyler Arbach/Rachel Hartmann.
Oct. 6: Rodd Bauck/Megan Vockrodt.
Oct. 6: Cale Pell/Sarah Lihs.
Aug. 31: Devin Maki/Karlie Warne.


Leadership is not about being the best. Leadership is about making everyone else better.
— The Strength House


Pierre Trappers: Head coach Tanner Neale and assistant coach Jake Witt will return for their second seasons at the helm of the Trappers in the Expedition League next summer. During the school year Neale is baseball coach at Upper Iowa University and Witt is coach at Bakersfield Christian High School in California.

Sioux Falls Canaries: The Birds finished the season with four straight losses and a 7-1 win over Fargo-Moorhead in Monday’s season finale. Sioux Falls finished with a 40-60 record in sixth place in the six-team North Division of the American Association, one game out of fifth and 19 games behind co-champions Gary-South Shore and St. Paul.

Chicago Cubs:
Thursday: at Washington, 6:05, MLBN.
Friday: at Washington, 6:05.
Saturday: at Washington, 6:05, MLBN.
Sunday: at Washington, 12:35, TBS.
Monday: Milwaukee, 7:05.
Tuesday: Milwaukee, 7:05, MLBN.
Wednesday: Milwaukee, 7:05, ESPN.

Colorado Rockies (times MDT):
Friday: Los Angeles Dodgers, 6:40.
Saturday: Los Angeles Dodgers, 6:10.
Sunday: Los Angeles Dodgers, 1:10.
Monday: Arizona, 6:40.
Tuesday: Arizona, 6:40.
Wednesday: Arizona, 6:40.
Thursday: Arizona, 1:10, Facebook Watch.

Minnesota Twins:
Friday: Kansas City, 7:10, FSN.
Saturday: Kansas City, 6:10, FSN.
Sunday: Kansas City, 1:10, FSN.
Monday: New York Yankees, 7:10, MLBN, FSN.
Tuesday: New York Yankees, 7:10, FSN.
Wednesday: New York Yankees, 7:10, FSN.
Thursday: at Kansas City, 7:15, FSN.


PGA Champions Tour: Tom Byrum did not play at Calgary in last weekend’s Shaw Charity Classic. The next event on the Champions Tour is The Ally Challenge at Grand Blanc, Mich., followed by the first Sanford International at Sioux Falls Sept. 21-23.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons were idle last week and are off till next Wednesday at D.C. United.


“While John (McCain) and I disagreed on all kinds of foreign policy issues, we stood together on America’s role as the one indispensable nation, believing that with great power and great blessings comes great responsibility.”
— President Obama in his eulogy for Senator McCain


Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings won their last preseason game at Tennessee, 13-3, and finished with a 3-1 record. The regular season opens at home Sunday at noon against San Francisco on Fox.

Denver Broncos: The preseason ended with a 2-2 record for the Broncos, who won at Arizona, 21-10. Denver opens the regular season at home Sunday at 3:25 against Seattle.

NFL live games on local TV:
Thursday: Atlanta-Philadelphia, 7:20 p.m., NBC.
Sunday: Houston-New England, noon, CBS.
Sunday: San Francisco-Minnesota, noon, Fox.
Sunday: Dallas-Carolina, 3:25 p.m., Fox.
Sunday: Chicago-Green Bay, 6:20 p.m., NBC.
Monday: New York Jets-Detroit, 6:10 p.m., ESPN.
Monday: Los Angeles Rams-Oakland, 9:20 p.m., ESPN.

Midco Sports Network live games:
Thursday: Minot State-Northern, 7 p.m.
Friday: Watertown-Rapid City Stevens, 6:30 p.m.
Friday: Sturgis-Rapid City Central, 9 p.m.
Saturday: Northern Colorado-USD, 2 p.m.
Saturday: Montana State-SDSU, 6 p.m.


1 day: U.S. Men’s National Team soccer friendly vs. Brazil (Sept. 7).
3 days: Minnesota Vikings opener (Sept. 9).
4 days: Riggs High homecoming coronation (Sept. 10).
5 days: Riggs High homecoming parade (Sept. 11).
5 days: U.S. Men’s National Team soccer friendly vs. Mexico (Sept. 11).
6 days: Special session of the Legislature (Sept. 12).
8 days: Riggs High homecoming day (Sept. 14).
8 days: Riggs High Class of ’68 reunion (Sept. 14).
8 days: Dakota Western Heritage Festival (Sept. 14-16).
9 days: ‘M’ Day at School of Mines (Sept. 15).
11 days: Emmy awards, NBC-TV (Sept. 17).
14 days: South Dakota Festival of Books, Brookings/Sioux Falls (Sept. 20-23).
15 days: PGA Champions Tour’s Sanford International tournament, Sioux Falls (Sept. 21-23).
15 days: Pierre Players’ “The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church” (Sept. 21-23, 27-29).
16 days: Homecoming at NDSU (Sept. 22).
16 days: Homecoming at UND (Sept. 22).
18 days: Sully Buttes High homecoming coronation (Sept. 24).
19 days: Stanley County High homecoming coronation (Sept. 25).
22 days: Stanley County High homecoming day (Sept. 28).
22 days: Sully Buttes High homecoming day (Sept. 28).
22 days: Custer State Park buffalo roundup (Sept. 28).
23 days: Gypsy Day at Northern (Sept. 29).
23 days: Trojan Day at Dakota State (Sept. 29).
23 days: Swarm Day at Black Hills State (Sept. 29).
23 days: Cougar Day at USF (Sept. 29).
23 days: Homecoming at Nebraska (Sept. 29).
23 days: Riggs High band at River City Band Festival, Chamberlain (Sept. 29).
24 days: Grand opening of the Helmsley Center (Sept. 30).
24 days: Crazy Horse volksmarch (Sept. 30).


There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.


Last week the SDSU-Iowa State game wasn’t played, so all 17 contestants got a free game correct there. However, Florida State, Miami, Arizona, Colorado State and Wyoming messed up most contestants. Nevertheless, Jon Boer emerged our first winner with an 8-2 mark, giving him 10 points. Earning 9 points for going 7-3 were Jeff Adel, Eric Lusk, Laurie Johnson and David Ludwig. At 6-4 and getting 8 points each were Mikal Kern, Lane Kozel, Jared Martin, Jason Christenson and Randy Pool.

This week’s games (send your 10 winners to by noon Saturday):
(1) Colorado at Nebraska
(2) Iowa State at Iowa
(3) Clemson at Texas A&M
(4) Fresno State at Minnesota
(5) USC at Stanford
(6) Penn State at Pittsburgh
(7) North Dakota at Washington
(8) NFL: Seattle at Denver
(9) NFL: Houston at New England
(10) NFL: San Francisco at Minnesota


— This week it’s Debra Bollinger’s turn to tell us where in the U.S. she would most like to visit: “Alaska! It’s the only state I haven’t been to. I have relatives there to visit. I would love to go because I have heard amazing things about the state. I still need to get to Rome, Spain, Greece, Germany and parts of France and Great Britain. So many places to see; so little time!”


Thursday, Sept. 6:
Mary (Marshall) Scruggs, Jared Thomas, Andy McKay Jr., Annette (Rawstern) Severson, Garrett James, Michael Richards, Reuben Niehoff (#100).
— 4th anniversary: Patrick/Ashleigh (Baker) Ludwig.
— 4th anniversary, Sean/Kimberly (Hipple) Carter.
— 4th anniversary, Dalton/Mackenzie Decker.
— 15th anniversary, Scott/Dawn Kennedy.
— Anniversary, John/Andrea Wellhouse.
We fondly remember Caleb Hauschild on his birthday.

Friday, Sept. 7:
Kathy (Huse) Wika, Josh Anderson, Jerid Maskovich, Kim (Sargent) Forgey, Ivy Flottmeyer, Brock Hyde, Jaxon Yackley, Connie Tveidt, John Burchill Jr., Sam Willard, Mark Schlekeway, Tate Gabriel, Finnley Oehlerking.
— 12th anniversary, Jordan/Jenni (Sprenkle) Terveen.
— 11th anniversary, Bryan/Amanda (Crompton) Treloar.
— 5th anniversary, Judd/Jessica (Durkin) Heinzmann.
— 5th anniversary, Andrew/BryAnn (Becker) Knecht.
— 5th anniversary, Paul/Jenny Denton.

Saturday, Sept. 8:
Charley Grace Crawford, Demaris Axthelm, Ryan Lauseng, Jessica Bucholz, Chase Blair, Ashley (Iverson) Feyereisen, Mary Askren, Pam Durkin, Cindy Bahe, Stuart Martin.
— 12th anniversary, Allen/Lindsey (Lower) Uecker.
— 6th anniversary, Mark/Jessica Hardwick.
— 11th anniversary, John/Ashlee (Roemen) Keyes.
— 11th anniversary, David/Kaishia (Bernard) Anderson.
— 6th anniversary, Jason/Codi Kinsman.
— 11th anniversary, Andrew/Maggie (Moisan) Eickbush.
— 11th anniversary, Aaron/Ashley Denton.

Sunday, Sept. 9:
Lilian Cruse, Chase Hight, Michael Ahlers, Bobbi (Martin) Drewes, Heather (Juhala) Maxwell, Chandler Bartholomew, John Moisan, Taylor Flannery, James Moisan, Katie Hiemstra, Megan Johnson, Linda (Fjelstad) Schumacher, Samantha (Merrill) Pietz, Aubree Withers.
— 1st anniversary, Mic/Nicole (Madden) Stulken.
— 1st anniversary, Charlie/Carrie (Erickson) Kaufman.
— 12th anniversary, Matt/Sara (Schneider) Odden.
— 13th anniversary, Chad/Jenny (Riis) Babcock.
— 12th anniversary, Dustin/Joanne (Berg) Hight.

Monday, Sept. 10:
Jessica Simons, Laurie Feiler, Morgan Hanson, Carrie (Rounds) Larson, Shelbi (Hostler) Schimpf, Tom Ellefson, Dan Brummer, Chris Eich, Deb Bumann, Kathy (Goc) Hoisington.
— 7th anniversary, Ron/Nerissa (Gallagher) Strait.
— 7th anniversary, Travis/June (Stewart) Kelly.
— 7th anniversary, Mikal/Myriah Kern.

Tuesday, Sept. 11:
Gail Lyngstad, Dawn Marso, Bennett Eisenbeisz, Nancy Gonsor, Bob Gill, Jason Young, Jamie Van Winsen, Jason Nowak, Tim Marshall, Cozy Dorton.
— 53rd anniversary, Dick/Joy Christoffer.

Wednesday, Sept. 12:
Brittney Kirkpatrick, Brittany (Guindon) Meiners, Noah Sprenkle, John Keyes, Lois Fuller, Erin Harmon, William Maurice, Randy McKee, Samantha Harris, Jen de Hueck.
— 3rd anniversary, Nick/Ally (Kraemer) Formanek.
— 20th anniversary, Ryan/Lisa (Ries) Kramer.
— 10th anniversary, Guy/Mikayla (Mikkelsen) Frick.
— 3rd anniversary, Aaron/Kelsey (Wilson) Trimble.
— 9th anniversary, Drew/Catherine Sweetman.
— 21st anniversary, Tom/Molly Valentine.

Thursday, Sept. 13:
Jonalyn Beastrom, Joe Tetzlaff, Katie Ludemann, Andrew Smith, Kevin Tveidt, Nancy (Pottratz) Kennedy, Emma Wylie, Jean Lakner, Cody Richter, Denise (Lamb) Wilkins, Ryan Grandpre, Laura (Joachim) Hansen.
— 4th anniversary, Ryan/Dani Tobin.
— 55th anniversary, Dick/Mary Carter.


“Death is inevitable. Living a life we can be proud of is something we can control.”
— Claire Wineland


Today (Thursday) is Reuben Niehoff’s 100th birthday. You can still send him belated greetings at P.O. Box 322, Onida SD 57564.

Honored as Athletes of the Week by the Pierre Athletic Coaches Association last week were River Iverson of the boys soccer team and Janaina Zanin of the girls soccer team.

Services for Loretta Goehring, 90, Pierre, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church. There will be visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and a prayer service at 7 at the Isburg Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Goehrng died Sept. 2 at Pierre Care and Rehabilitation. The former Loretta Matthies grew up north of Pierre, at Milltown and at Harrold. She married Raymond Goehring in 1946. They farmed until 1970 when they moved to Fort Pierre. She is survived by her children, Janet Semmler, Susan Tople, James Goehring, Judy Brady, John Goehring, Mark Goehring and Ruth Ann Kiepke; 24 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Ben Steever has begun his first year of teaching. He is a fifth-grade teacher at Canyon Lake Elementary School in Rapid City. Ben’s parents are Pierre natives Kerry and Sharla (Cass) Steever.

Zac Elliot will be providing music on the patio at Drifters starting at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday). Next Thursday the music will be performed by El Dub.

Trevor and Jackie Fisher of Fargo are the parents of a son, Hayes Michael Fisher, who was born Sept. 1. He weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 19 inches. He joins brother Travis, 8, and sister Reese, 2, in the Fisher family. Grandparents include Rod and Terry Fisher in Pierre.

Jessica Burchill, a Sioux Falls resident and a financial institutions examiner for the FDIC, recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, a 25-month banking school which provides management and dealership training for community banking professionals.

Ryan Parker Knox’s seventh season at The Rogue Theatre in Tucson, Ariz., begins tonight (Thursday) with his 31st show there. Bertolt Brecht’s “Galileo” runs through Sept. 23. Ryan plays Ludovico in this play but also has minor roles as a ballad singer, a mathematician and a customs officer.

The Western Dakota Heritage Festival has a full slate of events set for Thursday through Saturday next week, Sept. 14-16. For all the details go to

Ben Kramer’s Hot Springs team is 2-0 this football season after last week’s 44-0 win over Bennett County. His Bison host Douglas, Wyo., this Friday.

Angie (Huxford) Pfleger of Rapid City began a new nursing job Monday at the Veterans Administration facility at Fort Meade.

The Riggs High homecoming parade will step off at 7 p.m. next Tuesday. Lineup begins at 6:30 in the parking lot at the high school. The route will go from Riggs on Broadway to Highland to Pleasant Drive to Pierre Street and down the street to the Legion cabin. Entry forms are available at the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce office, and the entry deadline is Monday.

Our sympathy to the Holcomb family. Bob Holcomb of Longvalley passed away at the age of 88 in the hospital at Philip on Sept. 3. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Kadoka, and services will be held there at 11 a.m. MDT Saturday. Mr. Holcomb lived all of his life in the Longvalley area south of Kadoka. He graduated from Kadoka High School in 1947 after attending one-room rural schools where his mother was the teacher. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean War years. He married the former Wanda Thomsen in 1955. Bob operated a Standard Oil gas station in Longvalley and also raised cattle. He began ranching on a full-time basis in 1961. He is survived by his daughter, Janice Fitzgerald and her husband Dean of Longvalley; his son, Jeff Holcomb and his wife Robyn (Starks) of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The Pierre Concert Series season begins Sunday with a 7:30 p.m. program in the Riggs theater by Brassfire with trumpeter Jens Lindeman. Season memberships will be available at the theater Sunday.

A bust of the late Gov. George S. Mickelson will be unveiled at the Capitol next Tuesday. The bust will be permanently located in the House of Representatives lobby, an appropriate location since he was Speaker of the House during his legislative years.

This year’s Walk for Hope will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday from the Capitol Lake Visitors Center, preceded by check-in at 8:15 a.m. All proceeds will go to support local and state suicide prevention and survivor support.

A 136-mile motorcycle dice race to benefit the Robert Bed & Breakfast Fund, which provides travel and lodging for local cancer patients, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Legion cabin in Pierre. The fee is $20 per hand, and prizes will go to the top three and low totals. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, a silent auction and a meal at the cabin after the race. The stops along the way will be at Spring Creek, Bob’s Gas Station, Mug’s Bar and Grill in Gettysburg, and The Corner at Onida, and the race ends at the Legion cabin.

Catherine West, 87, a life-long resident of Sully County, died Sept. 1 at Highmore Health Care Center. Services were held Wednesday at St. John’s Catholic Church, and burial took place at Agar. The former Catherine Serbousek married Lowell “Odie” West in 1948. They spent almost 68 years together, farming and ranching in western Sully County. Catherine assisted actively in their operation and was active in 4-H and rodeo activities, The Wests received the Casey Tibbs Foundation’s Ranch Cowboy Family award in 2017. Catherine operated a floral shop in Onida and the West Boat Storage and Cafe during her adult life. Among her survivors are her children, Sharon Suhn, Cathy Bonnichsen, John West, Deanna Smith and Christine Sorenson, 51 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.




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