Vol. 20, No. 1; Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

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This week’s schedules:
Boys golf—Friday, at Sturgis invitational, 9 a.m.
Girls tennis—Friday, at Mitchell triangular (with Yankton); Saturday, home vs. Madison, 10 a.m.; Tuesday, home triangular (with Rapid City Central and Aberdeen Roncalli), 10 a.m.
Girls soccer—Friday, home vs. Rapid City Stevens, 4 p.m.; Saturday, home vs. Rapid City Central, 1 p.m.; Tuesday, home vs. Yankton, 4 p.m.
Boys soccer—Friday, home vs. Rapid City Stevens, 6 p.m.; Saturday, home vs. Rapid City Central, 11 a.m.; Tuesday, home vs. Yankton, 6 p.m.
Cross country—Friday, at Augustana meet, 6:30 p.m.
Football—Friday, at Yankton, 7 p.m.
Cheer/dance—Saturday, Pierre invitational, 11 a.m.
Volleyball—Tuesday, at Spearfish, 7 p.m.

Football: Pierre held a 7-6 halftime lead and a 14-6 advantage in the third period but lost to Harrisburg, 24-14, in the season opener. Harrisburg scored on three of its last four touchdowns to overcome its deficit and win the game. Maguire Raske’s 5-yard run accounted for the first Governor score, and Jack Maher passed to Andrew Coverdale on an 18-yard play for the second TD.

Class 11AA football:
Last week’s games—
Brookings 24, Yankton 23.
Huron 49, Douglas 6.
Harrisburg 24, Pierre 14.
Watertown 40, Mitchell 19.
St. Thomas More 48, Spearfish 0.
Belle Fourche 18, Sturgis 15.
This week’s games—
Sioux Falls O’Gorman at HARRISBURG.
HURON at Aberdeen Central.
Rapid City Stevens at SPEARFISH.

Girls tennis: At the Rapid City invitational the #2 doubles team of Kara Weiss and Rose Gunderson placed sixth. In singles Sabrina Kintz was sixth at #1, Gunderson sixth at #3, Weiss sixth at #4 and Jocelyn Corrales sixth at #5.

Boys golf: At Huron’s tournament Friday the Governors placed 13th with a 351 team score. Grady Klundt in 40th place with an 84 had Pierre’s best score. On Monday at Aberdeen the host Eagles won the team title with a 317 while Pierre was sixth of 11 schools at 364. Thomas Kropp had the best Pierre score at 89 for 22nd place. Other Governor scores: Carter Karst 91, Zane Baus 91, Tyler Swenson 93, Sawyer Lee 94, Grady Klundt 97.

Cheer/dance: At the season-opening Aberdeen meet the Pierre cheer team placed 11th and the dance team sixth overall, placing sixth in jazz, seventh in pom and seventh in hip hop.

Boys soccer: The Governors lost to Harrisburg, 1-0, and to Watertown, 8-0. Pierre stands at 0-5 and has not yet scored a goal.

Girls soccer: The Lady Govs won both of this week’s games by 7-1 scores. Against Harrisburg Janaina Zanin, Abi Foster and Emily Mikkelsen each scored twice and Caytee Williams once while Mack Rath made four saves in goal. In the Watertown match Williams, Zanin and Mikkelsen again each scored twice and Alexis Campea once. Pierre’s record is 4-0-1.

Volleyball: The Lady Govs lost their first three matches of the season. In a 3-0 loss to Rapid City Central the game scores were 25-16, 25-12 and 25-12. In a 3-0 loss to Rapid City Stevens the game scores were 25-14, 25-18 and 25-18. On Tuesday Mitchell took down Pierre 25-17, 25-23 and 25-13.


Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.
— Michele Gilje Werchau


This week’s schedules:
Football—Friday, home vs. Wagner, 7 p.m.
Volleyball—Saturday, at White River (with Timber Lake), 1 p.m.
Cross country—Thursday, at Redfield invitational, 10 a.m.

Football: The Buffaloes allowed more than 400 yards of Winner offense as the Warriors dominated SCHS, 50-7. Isaac Cliff scored from five yards away for the only Bufalo score. It was 44-7 at halftime. Riley Hannum completed seven of 13 passes for 126 yards with one interception. J.D. Carter carried three times for 22 yards. Brady Hoftiezer caught three passes for 75 yards.

Class 11B, Region 4 football:
Last week’s games—
Winner 50, Stanley County 7.
Red Cloud 46, Pine Ridge 26.
Upton/Sundance 42, Lead-Deadwood 0.
Custer 35, Newcastle 6.
Todd County 51, Crow Creek 0.
Bennett County 18, Little Wound 12.
This week’s games—
CUSTER (2-0) at Little Wound.
Pine Ridge at LEAD-DEADWOOD (1-1).
BENNETT COUNTY (1-1) at Hot Springs.
RED CLOUD (1-1) at Cheyenne-Eagle Butte.
Wagner at STANLEY COUNTY (0-2).
West Central at WINNER (1-1).
CROW CREEK (0-1) at McLaughlin.

Volleyball: The Lady Buffs lost to Bennett County 3-0 on game scores of 25-22, 25-22, 25-16. They lost to Wall 3-0 on game scores of 25-16, 25-22, 25-16. On Tuesday Chamberlain defeated SCHS 3-2 on game scores of 25-16, 16-25, 25-18, 23-25 and 15-12. SCHS stands at 0-3 for the season.


This week’s schedules:
Football—Idle this week; next game Sept. 7 at Hitchcock-Tulare.
Volleyball—Thursday, at Miller, 6:30; Tuesday, at Ipswich, 6:30.
Cross country—Thursday, at Redfield invitational, 10 a.m.

Football: For the second straight week the Chargers spotted their opponents an early score, but for the second straight week it was all Sully Buttes thereafter. Herreid-Selby scored first in Onida, but by the end of the first quarter SBHS had answered with three touchdowns of their own—a 48-yard pass play between Nick Wittler and Morris Hofer, a Mackenzie Weinheimer 3-yard plunge after Jack Mercer had recovered a fumble, and a 1-yard score by Hofer. In the second period Grant Johnson intercepted a pass for the second straight week, and Wittler scored from the one. In the second half Weinheimer ran in another score, Hofer scored from the 10, and on quarterback Caleb Chicoine’s first play behind center, Jordan Schall went 58 yards for the Chargers’ final score in a 50-6 triumph. Wittler completed 10 of 16 passes for 88 yards and rushed for 72 yards.

Class 9B, Region 1 football:
Last week’s games—
Warner 18, Faulkton Area 16.
Hitchcock-Tulare 56, Sunshine Bible 7.
Langford Area 55, Iroquois 0.
Ipswich/Edmunds Central 22, Northwestern 12.
Sully Buttes 50, Herreid-Selby Area 6.
This week’s games—
Warner at HITCHCOCK-TULARE (2-0).
SULLY BUTTES (2-0) idle.
Lower Brule at IROQUOIS (0-2).
Ipswich/Edmunds Central at LANGFORD AREA (1-1).
SUNSHINE BIBLE (0-1) at Tiospa Zina.

Volleyball: At the YTC meet Saturday the Charger girls defeated McIntosh 2-0, Potter County 2-0 and Eureka-Bowdle 2-0 and lost to Herreid-Selby Area 2-0. On Tuesday Faulkton beat the Chargers 3-0 on game scores of 25-16, 25-22, 25-21. SBHS stands at 3-2.


Thursday: blackberry.
Friday-Sunday: strawberry butter.
Monday-Tuesday: peach.
Wednesday-Thursday: coffee.


The insurance was invalid for the invalid.


Sept. 29: Tyler Arbach/Rachel Hartmann.
Oct. 6: Rodd Bauck/Megan Vockrodt.
Oct. 6: Cale Pell/Sarah Lihs.
Aug. 31, 2019: Devin Maki/Karlie Warne.


South Dakota State golf (Austin Hoss): The Jackrabbit men open their season at the Badger Invitational in Madison, Wis., Sept. 9-10.

Northern Michigan golf (Karissa Guthrie): Karissa’s junior season on the links begins at the Indianapolis invitational Sept. 10-11.

South Dakota golf (Katie Bartlett): Katie and the Coyotes open the fall season Saturday and Sunday at Nebraska-Omaha’s invitational.

Augustana golf (Natalie Young): The Viking women open the season Tuesday and Wednesday at the Central Fall Preview tournament in Olathe, Kan.

South Dakota cross country (Caleb Lusk, Maddy McClure): The Coyotes open the season Friday at Augustana’s twilight meet.

Black Hills State cross country (Kelsey Van Den Hemel): The Yellowjackets start running Saturday at the School of Mines meet in Rapid City.

South Dakota State cross country (Rachel Propst): The Jacks run for the first time this fall Saturday at NDSU’s Bison Open in Fargo.

South Dakota Mines cross country (Theron Singleton): The Hardrockers host their season-opening meet Saturday.

Dakota Wesleyan football (Lukas Chase): The Tigers lost their rivalry game with Dakota State for the third straight year, 27-18. Lukas was credited with three solo tackles and one assisted tackle. DWU, now 0-1, plays Presentation in Aberdeen at 7 p.m. Saturday.

South Dakota Mines football: The Hardrockers open the season in Grand Junction against Colorado-Mesa Saturday.

Augustana football (Peyton Zabel): The Vikings’ season opener is in Fayette, Iowa, against Upper Iowa Saturday.

University of Sioux Falls football: The Cougars open their season at home tonight (Thursday) against Concordia-St. Paul.

Northern football (Alex Gray, Colten Drageset, Joe King, Jacob Howard): The Wolves open the season tonight (Thursday) at Bemidji State.

North Dakota State football: Is it yet another championship season for the Bison? They start at home Saturday vs. Cal Poly.

Presentation football: The Saints lost their opener at Trinity International in Illinois, 53-46, despite five touchdown passes by Austin Eggl. Now 0-1, the Saints are home Saturday at 7 p.m. against DWU.

Black Hills State football (Shawn Schnabel): The Yellowjackets kick off their RMAC season at Chadron State Saturday.

North Dakota football: The Fighting Hawks’ opener at home vs. Mississippi Valley State tonight will be live on Midco Sports Network.

South Dakota football: The Coyotes begin Bob Nielson’s second season as head coach at Kansas State at 6 p.m. Saturday.

South Dakota State football: The Jacks’ opener is at Iowa State at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Concordia (Minn.) soccer (Morgan Hluchy): The Cobber women open their season at home Friday against Buena Vista and Monday vs. Nebraska Wesleyan.

South Dakota State soccer: The Jackrabbits stomped on Wayne State, 8-0, and defeated Drake, 1-0. Now 2-2, SDSU hosts Green Bay Friday and Creighton on Labor Day.

South Dakota soccer (Joana Zanin): The Coyotes went all the way to Eastern Washington and came back with a 1-1 double-overtime tie. On Sunday at home they beat Chicago State, 3-0. Now 1-1-2, USD hosts Northern Colorado Sunday.

Northern soccer (Tori Thorpe): The Wolves will open their season at home Saturday vs. Black Hills State and Tuesday vs. Jamestown.

Northwestern (Iowa) soccer (Cole Cruse): The Raiders lost at Benedictine (Kan.), 2-0. Now 1-1, Northwestern will be home Friday against Bethel (Ind.) and Saturday against Trinity Christian (Ill.).

St. Thomas soccer (Marcus Hluchy): The Tommies open their season on the pitch Friday at home vs. Wisconsin-Superior, Sunday vs. Knox College and Tuesday against Northwestern (Minn.).

Black Hills State soccer (Katie Nielson): After an exhibition match with Morningside in Rapid City Sunday, the Yellowjackets open their season tonight at Minot State, then go on to Northern Saturday and to USF Monday.

King’s College soccer (August Axtman): The Monarchs open their season at home Friday vs. Alvernia and Saturday vs. Arcadia.

Dakota Wesleyan volleyball (Elena Svingen, Jennifer Sweetman): The Tigers swept all four of their matches at the Robert Morris tournament in Chicago, beating the host school 3-1, William Penn 3-1, Graceland 3-0 and Ave Maria 3-0. Our local girls did not play there. After hosting Dakota State last night, DWU is home for the Corn Palace Classic Friday against Sterling (Kan.) and Mayville State and Saturday against Montana Western and Dickinson State. DWU is also home Tuesday vs. Jamestown.

Dakota State volleyball (Nicole Sarringar): The Trojans opened their season last night at DWU. On Saturday and Sunday at Salina, Kan., they will play Stephens College, William Penn, Haskell and Graceland.

South Dakota State volleyball: The Jackrabbits opened their season with three defeats at UMKC’s meet, losing to the host school 3-0, to Austin Peay 3-1 and to Western Michigan 3-1. Now 0-3, SDSU is home for a three-day tournament and will play Seattle Thursday, Weber State Friday and Green Bay Saturday.

University of Mary volleyball (Korie Tetzlaff): Korie’s coaching debut found her Marauders going 3-1. They defeated Western State (Colo.) 3-0, South Dakota Mines 3-0 and MSU-Moorhead 3-1 while losing to MSU-Billings 3-2. The Mary team goes to Augustana’s meet this weekend and will play Northern, Black Hills State, Fort Hays State and Lindenwood. Next Wednesday they go to Northern.

South Dakota volleyball: The Coyotes went 2-1 at Milwaukee’s tournament, beating the host team 3-0 and New Hampshire 3-1 while losing to Northwestern 3-1. USD will be home Friday and Saturday vs. Northeastern, California and Northern Colorado.


“Success, wealth and celebrity, gained and kept for private interest, are small things. But sacrifice for a cause greater than self-interest and you invest your life with the eminence of that cause, and your self-respect is assured.”
— Sen. John McCain


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


Directions: Draw four boxes side by side; then another row of four boxes beneath them; then a third row of four boxes and finally a bottom row of four boxes so you end up with a square containing 16 boxes. Number the top row of boxes 1, 2, 3 and 4 from left to right. Number the left-hand box in the second row 5, the left-hand box in the third row 6 and the left-hand box in the bottom row 7.

1 across: Colorado State’s teams.
1 down: What every batter strives for more of.
2 down: In addition to.
3 down: Ponder.
4 down: From whence the plant comes.
5 across: —- Earth, Minn.
6 across: Presque —-, Maine.
7 across: Sign out front of a house just purchased.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons lost at home to Sporting Kansas City, 2-0. They are now idle until a Sept. 12 date at D.C. United.


“John McCain’s life is proof that some truths are timeless. Character, courage integrity, honor. A life lived embodying those truths casts a long, long shadow. John McCain will cast a long shadow. His impact on America hasn’t ended.”
— Former Vice President Joe Biden


Midco Sports Network live games this week:
Thursday—Mississippi Valley State at UND, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday—Southwest Minnesota State at Minnesota State-Mankato, 6 p.m. (MSN2).
Saturday—Sioux Falls Lincoln vs. Brandon Valley, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday—Sioux Falls Roosevelt vs. Sioux Falls Washington, 7 p.m.

NFL games live this week:
Thursday—Cleveland vs. Detroit, 5 p.m., NFLN.
Thursday—Minnesota vs. Tennessee, 6 p.m. KSFY-TV.
Thursday—Denver vs. Arizona, 8 p.m., NFLN.

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings defeated Seattle, 21-20, and take a 2-1 preseason record into the final game at Tennessee tonight (Thursday) on KSFY-TV.

Denver Broncos: The Broncos won their first game of the preseason at Washington, 29-17. The last game is tonight (Thursday) at Arizona on NFL Network at 8 p.m. CDT.


Chicago Cubs:
Thursday: at Atlanta, 6:35, MLBN.
Friday: at Philadelphia, 6:05, MLBN.
Saturday: at Philadelphia, 6:05.
Sunday: at Philadelphia, 12:35, TBS.
Monday: at Milwaukee, 1:10.
Tuesday: at Milwaukee, 7:10.
Wednesday: at Milwaukee, 7:10.
Thursday: at Washington, 6:05, MLBN.

Minnesota Twins:
Thursday: at Cleveland, 12:10, Facebook-Watch.
Friday: at Texas, 7:05, FSN.
Saturday: at Texas, 7:05, FSN.
Sunday: at Texas, 2:05, FSN.
Monday: at Houston, 1:10, FSN.
Tuesday: at Houston, 7:10, FSN.
Wednesday: at Houston, 7:10, FSN.

Colorado Rockies (times MDT):
Thursday: at San Diego, 8:10.
Friday: at San Diego, 8:10.
Saturday: at San Diego, 6:40.
Sunday: at San Diego, 2:10.
Monday: San Francisco, 1:10.
Tuesday: San Francisco, 6:40.
Wednesday: San Francisco, 6:40.

American Legion baseball: Peyton Zabel as a pitcher was Pierre Post 8’s representative on the All-State team selected by coaches’ vote. Zabel had a 6-1 pitching record, recorded two saves and had an earned-run average of 0.84 runs per game.

Sioux Falls Canaries: The Birds have suddenly won four out of five, taking two of three over Sioux City and sweeping a pair against Cleburne. In a 5-0 win Tuesday, the Canaries’ pitchers struck out 17 Cleburne batters, including 11 in a row at one stretch. Sioux Falls ends the season at home tonight and Friday against Gary-South Shore and on the road at Fargo-Moorhead Saturday, Sunday and Monday.


PGA Champions Tour: Onida native Tom Byrum placed 64th at the Boeing Classic at Snoqualmie, Wash., with a 2-over-par round of 70-76-72=218, 14 strokes behind the champion. This weekend the Champions Tour goes on north to the Shaw Charity Classic at Calgary, Alberta.


“I like people who get excited about the change of seasons, the sound of the ocean, watching a sunset, the smell of rain and starry nights.”
— Brooke Hampton


Thursday, Aug. 30:
Barry Johnson, Henry Runyan, Chris Johnson, William Maier, Amanda Tinker, Morgan Finley, Laura White, Audra Sarvis, Nathan Vetter, Michelle (Koehn) Fox, Lindy (Bouchie) Geraets, Addison Sarvis.
— 16th anniversary, Cody/Aimee (Stoeser) Nickolas.
— 15th anniversary, Kyle/Heather (Smith) Englehart.
— 4th anniversary, Kip/Kelsey (Ahlers) Rounds.
— 49th anniversary, Randy/Alice Wright.

Friday, Aug. 31:
Cecelia Hight, Hank Hoffman, Joliz (Schaefer) Beskow, Heather (Knox) Sazama, Holly (Knox) Perli, Thelma King, Chloe Harder.
— 16th anniversary, Bradley/Amy (Klein) Greba.
— 45th anniversary, Gary/Judy (Sonnenschein) Larson.
— 6th anniversary, Todd/Julia (Weisgram) Lintner.
— 5th anniversary, Mark/Sarah (Zinter) Detwiler.
— 44th anniversary, Blake/Cathy Barringer.
— 5th anniversary, Peter/Serena (Norman) Townsend.
— 16th anniversary, Jared/Krystl (Anderson) Vermundson.

Saturday, Sept. 1:
Katie Nold, Trace Beck, Tarina (Zebroski) Kopren, Jess Ellingson, Janet (Ellis) Leidle, Taylor Mickelson, Brett Ripley, Josh Baldwin, Lauren (Gilsrud) Thayer, Jetta Whitebird, Megan Stulken, Diane (Lomheim) Schlenker.
— 6th anniversary, Kevin/Lauren Hall.
— 11th anniversary, Kellan/Angie (Huxford) Pfleger.
— 11th anniversary, Travis/Marie Cornelison.
— 11th anniversary, Shawn/Tracy Hostler.
— 6th anniversary, Cody/Cassie (Rausch) Stoeser.
— 6th anniversary, Brandon/Kia (Otten) Rieger.

Sunday, Sept. 2:
Danielle Peters, Rachel (Knutson) Steece, Kelly (Lingle) Royer, Brian Knadle, Mary Ness, Shayne McIntosh.
— 1st anniversary, Jayson/Jordyn (Anderson) Herra.
— Anniversary, Andy/Kate (Robertson) Bartel.
— 12th anniversary, Chris/Carrie Rasmussen.
— 1st anniversary, Justin/Lisa (Jenssen) Harmon.
— 12th anniversary, James/Audra (Meyer) Cardwell.

Monday, Sept. 3:
Tina (Geary) Vermeulen, Sarah (Kringel) Hibbitts, Dylan Stader, Rona (Todd) Boettcher, Lance Nielsen, Jordan Shangreaux, Dylan Gordon, Kyle Villa, Austin Schneider, Brian Pendergast, Beckett Hangebrauck, Nate White, Benjamin Oehlerking, Alexandria Anderson, Doyle Holden, Sean Billet, Tanner Boggs.
— 24th anniversary, Tom/Gini Grannes.
— 13th anniversary, Dusty/Amanda (Nystrom) Van Balen.
— 13th anniversary, Sean/Megan Tousley.
— 13th anniversary, David/Robyn (Clausen) Bauer.
— 12th anniversary, Jake/Chandra Miller.
— 14th anniversary, Levi/Rose (Beckwith) Briggs.
— 13th anniversary, Terry/Amie Miller.
— 2nd anniversary, Stephen/Katie Bollinger.
— 2nd anniversary, Tyrel/Hallie (Dresbach) Hall.
— 2nd anniversary, Jason/Sarah (Jeffries) McHenry.

Tuesday, Sept. 4:
Laurie (Bonrud) Gronlund, Harper Juhala, Julia Disburg, Taman Eggers, Kara Brandlee, Lindsay Marshall, Paige Burkett, Ryan Johnson, Lucas Jeanotte, Alecia (Johnson) Bowers.
— 7th anniversary, Justin/Kellie (Parker) Tollefson.
— 7th anniversary, Jake/Liz Mortenson.
— 14th anniversary, Paul/Jamie (Rasmussen) Walter.
— 8th anniversary, Brett/McKenna Ripley.
— 14th anniversary, Ryan/Patricia Scarborough.
— 14th anniversary, Darin/Lynsey (Meyer) Anderson.
— 8th anniversary, Brett/Jenny Durick.
— 14th anniversary, Cory/Sara (Prunty) Tennant.

Wednesday, Sept. 5:
Scott Cichos, Amy Petersen-Kolb, Wyatt Mersinger, Jeff Mammenga, Kirsten Libby, Danielle (Clark) High Bear.
— 9th anniversary, Scott/Melissa (Stevens) Gibson.
— 9th anniversary, Josh/Sam (Lytle) Irvine.
— 15th anniversary, Shad/Brandy (Beastrom) Ludemann.
— 3rd anniversary, Perry/Maggie (Nielson) Job.
— 3rd anniversary, John/Erin (Ryan) Bush.
— 54th anniversary, Dave/Connie (Doyle) Nighswonger.
— 54th anniversary, Bob/Mickey Miller.

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


It’s football time again! Everyone is welcome to participate in our weekly football contest. Just pick the winners of each week’s 10 games. Send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com no later than Saturday noon. (Here’s an alternative: The list of games will appear on Parker Knox’s Facebook page each Monday, and you can “comment” with your 10 winners there.)

(1) USD at Kansas State.
(2) SDSU at Iowa State.
(3) Colorado vs. Colorado State.
(4) Tennessee vs. West Virginia.
(5) Washington State at Wyoming.
(6) Washington vs. Auburn.
(7) BYU at Arizona.
(8) Virginia Tech at Florida State.
(9) Michigan at Notre Dame.
(10) Miami vs. LSU.


Q.: Why won’t Pinocchio ever be a politician?
A.: Because people would always be able to tell when he was lying.


— It’s Gary McMath’s turn this week to tell us where in the United States he would like to visit. He says, “The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., is a definite must-see hopefully. I’ve been a baseball fan for a long time, and it would be awesome to check out the all-time greats.”

— Though a sad occasion, of course, the funeral of long-time Riggs High teacher Terry Peterson provided an opportunity to get reconnected with a group of Pierre people who came to Rapid City for the funeral. Larry Johnson, Jean Person, Carol Pickering and Barb Hillestad all taught with Terry at Riggs. Bruce Venner was another, and he and Lori, who live in Rapid City, were there. So were John and Mary Hoover up from Custer, and Ken and Lynn Larsen. John and Ken taught with Terry, too. Another former Pierre teacher, Kay Huxford, was there; her son Kevin and Terry’s son Ryan went through Riggs together.

— Ruth (Sander) Grinager, whose husband Eric pastored Canyon Lake United Methodist Church, Terry and Sandy’s home church in Rapid City, until last year, was at the funeral from Sioux Falls where they now live. It was her dad, the late Rev. Harvey Sander, who visited us when we first moved to Pierre and invited us to be part of the church in Pierre.

— Sixty-two years ago this summer, Huron College admission people let me know my roommate at H.C. in the fall of 1956, my freshman year, would be a kid named Dale Osterholt from Platte. When we got to school, room assignments had changed, so Dale and I never did room together. He was at H.C. for a semester before joining the Navy, and I never saw him again. At the Terry Peterson funeral luncheon, he overheard me introducing myself to Ruth Grinager and came over to introduce himself. A reunion after 62 years! Small world that it is, it turns out he lived for awhile next door in Rapid City to my sister-in-law Linda Knox’s sister.

— All right, marching band fans. This is for you. Saturday night when the Cornhuskers play Akron on Fox in its prime-time college football game, try to catch a fast glimpse of the Pride of All Nebraska marching band. (Pre-game times and halftimes, you know, are devoted to football “experts” in suits sitting behind a desk, telling us what we just watched and what we will see in the second half.) The latest Podcast 101 issued by the University of Nebraska describes in 14 minutes what goes in to a new season for a 300-member marching band such as Nebraska’s. It’s great listening, and you can hear it at https://t.co/m9PPVIsKyt. (NOTE: That letter following “PPV” is a capital “I” rather than a small “L.”) Just for the record, there are six South Dakotans in this year’s Husker band: Jenna Knudtson, Brookings freshman; Olivia Boldt, Madison sophomore; Daniel Iverson, Rapid City junior; Emily Kassing, Sioux Falls freshman; Sydney Park, Sioux Falls senior, and Joseph Levey, Sturgis junior. Go, Big Red!

— I admit I watch a lot of movies on Hallmark Channel and its sister channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. On the former channel at least, there are no murders, no explosions, no disasters, no crimes, no gun warfare. But there comes a time (which is right now) that I would like to see a Hallmark Channel movie that does NOT have:

  • a single parent with one or more kids.
  • a cooking competition.
  • a Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
  • a main character returning to his or her hometown and stumbling upon an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend or leaving town for the city.
  • a current boyfriend, girlfriend, fiance or fiancee who is pretty much a jerk.
  • an almost-tender moment interrupted by somebody coming into the room.
  • wildly cheering small town crowds who applaud for everything.
  • the main character seeing from a distance an encounter between his or her new love interest and someone else, misunderstands what he or she saw, walks away and sets the stage for a magical reunion at the end of the movie.


The Riggs High senior class has chosen the 10 students who will be part of the homecoming royalty two weeks from now. Candidates for governor are Frank Becker, Tucker Berens, Gage Gehring, Jack Maher and Dmitri Mutchelknaus. Candidates for first lady are Carly Bowman, Tess Erwin, Abigail Foster, Halle Gronlund and Emily Mikkelsen. The coronation on Monday night, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. begins homecoming week.

The last service of the summer at the Oahe Chapel will be conducted by Trinity Episcopal Church at 8 a.m. this Sunday.

The honeymoon of Pierre native Jason Noyes and his new bride, the former Micki DeCurtins, of Sioux Falls was anything but normal. In a story reported by KSFY-TV, Jason and Micki found themselves in Hawaii as Hurricane Lane approached. Fortunately they were spending the last few days of their honeymoon on the north shore of Oahu, the side of the islands away from the hurricane, but they still found most businesses boarded up and closed and duct tape protecting windows. “Hawaii has always been on my bucket list to go to, and we got to do only a handful of things that we wanted to, but I guess that means we just have to come back,” Jason said. “They tell us that if it rains on your wedding day, you’re blessed. I don’t know who’s more blessed than us.”

The first Athlete of the Week recipients from the Pierre Athletic Coaches Association were girls soccer team members Emily Mikkelsen and RyLee Fischer.

Jason Knox will play the role of Banquo in Black Hills Community Theatre’s production of “Macbeth” Nov. 2-18. Holly (Knox) Perli and her daughters, Olivia and Audrey, are all in the cast of BHCT’s season-opening show, “Willy Wonka,” Sept. 21-23 and 28-30.

Matt and Stephanie (Farries) Judson are serving as co-chairpersons of the inaugural festivities presented by the city of Pierre on Jan. 5.

Twyla and Dr. Ken Bartholomew will serve as co-chairs of the 2018-19 Capital Area United Way campaign.

Colton Hartford, Rapid City Stevens junior whose dad is Pierre native Dr. Joey Hartford, quarterbacked part of the Raiders’ season opening loss at Sioux Falls Roosevelt. Colton completed five of 17 passes for 79 yards, including a pass that ended as a 48-yard touchdown play.

Lindsey Rogers is now in Baltimore in her new job as senior development coordinator for Johns Hopkins University.

Debra Bollinger went up to New York City from her home in the Richmond, Va., area and took in two days of play at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. She especially had good seats for the opening matches Monday night for her favorite player, Rafael Nadal, as well as Serena Williams.

Dr. Damon Thielen and his wife, Jessica, from Sioux Falls were also at the U.S. Open tennis tournament for opening rounds earlier this week.

The class roster of Leadership Pierre’s Class of 2018-19 has been announced. The men and women in the class will begin classes Sept. 4 and have a graduation ceremony on May 7 next spring. Class members include:

  • Christopher McConnell, Black Hills Federal Credit Union.
  • John Krogstrand, South Dakota High School Activities Association.
  • Brooke Bohnenkamp, City of Pierre.
  • Aaron Fabel, Oahe Family YMCA.
  • Ashlee Rathbun, Capital Area United Way.
  • Mallory Gordon, Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Matthew Reitzel, South Dakota State Archives and Rawlins Library.
  • Kristin Gabriel, BankWest-South Dakota.
  • Dustin Hight, River Cities Public Transit.
  • Kayla Burns, Avera St. Mary’s Hospital.
  • Katherine Nelson, South Dakota State Historical Society.
  • Jessica Hamig, Beck Motor Company.
  • Nelly Nord, South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
  • Dr. Erica Moore, Lower Brule Community College.
  • Scott Louis, Century Business Products.

Dr. Aaron Rumpca will be joining Anderson Dental in Pierre in September. He and Dr. Pat Anderson, as well as both being Riggs High alumni, both graduated from the dental school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Sam Leidholt was united in marriage with Ashley Mohr on July 21 in the Twin Cities area. Sam works in human resources for Cambria Countertops, Ashley is a teacher in the Edina Public Schools.

Beverly Jepson, 84, Sioux Falls, died Aug. 22 at Sanford Centennial Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls. She is survived by four children, including son Chuck Jepson and his wife Ginger of Fort Pierre; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Matt Blaseg, who is beginning his first year at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, received his white coat last week.

Coach Ben Kramer’s Hot Springs football team opened their season with a bit of West River pride, taking care of Tri-Valley, 24-14. Next game for Kramer’s Bison is against Bennett County this Friday.

Mike and Jenna Zellmer of Sioux Falls became parents for the first time on Aug. 21. Their son, Carter Michael Zellmer, weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces.

Providing music on the patio at Drifters tonight (Thursday) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. will be Mary Elder.

Brandon Cruse of Rapid City and his officiating crew worked the Hawaii game at Colorado State in Fort Collins Saturday night as the college football season opened. As the official in the white cap, Brandon makes the penalty calls, of course, and he had one of his most memorable when just about everybody on one team’s line jumped early: “False start. Everybody but the center.” You can see Brandon and his crew at work again this Friday night when they will get to see Stanford’s Heisman-Trophy-candidate running back Bryce Love up close. They will work the Stanford home game vs. San Diego State, and it will kick off at 8 p.m. CDT on FS1.

Chris and Mallory (Petersen) Dekker of Rapid City have a second daughter in their family. Elinor Allana Danielle Dekker was born Aug. 20, weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces. She joins sister Evelynn, 2 1/2, in their family.

Tonight’s speaker in the “Tales on the River” program series at the Moose Lodge will be Wanda Goodman of the South Dakota Department of Tourism. She begins at 7 p.m., but go early for supper served by Ladies of the Moose at $5 per plate.

Mark next Wednesday, Sept. 5, to have supper at Pizza Ranch between 5 to 8 p.m. Part of the proceeds from dine-in or carry-out meals will go toward a fund-raiser for Anna Johnson. She is battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma since January. She has completed several rounds of chemotherapy and continues treatment.

Austin Hillestad of Rapid City, whose dad is Pierre native Jed Hillestad, is a freshman at Black Hills State University in Spearfish and is already a member of the band there. Austin is an outstanding saxophonist who graduated from Rapid City Central last spring.

Sam Williamson and Katie Duenwald were married Aug. 25.

A banquet to honor Laurie Schultz’s induction into the South Dakota Department of Transportation’s Hall of Honor will be held at Drifters Sept. 20 with dinner at 5:30 and a program at 7. Advance registrations at $30 per person can be made by Sept. 14 through Susan Geigle at 773-3265.

How quickly one’s life situation can change! Kacie (Schneider) Olson took her husband, Dale, to an emergency room two weeks ago last Saturday night with what they thought were West Nile complications. After several diagnoses over the next two weeks, they finally received a positive diagnosis of Stage 4 melanoma with cancer throughout his body, including in his bones. The immediate treatment is taking daily pills to stop the cancer from growing. The Olsons and their daughter, Kendell, live in Sioux Falls. A CaringBridge site has been established: CaringBridge.org/.visit/theolsons.

Crowned king and queen of last weekend’s BluntFest celebration were Larry and Dolly Christenson.

Karon Schaack’s oldest granddaughter, Emily Olsen, is part of the 2,200-member freshman class at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Emily, the daughter of Katie (Schaack) and Kevin Olsen, graduated this past spring from Dowling Catholic High School in Des Moines.

Whitney (Stoeser) Schnabel has begun her sixth year of teaching and her fifth at the elementary school in Sturgis where she teaches kindergarten. Her husband, Shawn, is a football coach at Black Hills State.

Lora (Den Ouden) and Dan Moore and their daughter and son returned home to Blue Earth, Minn., from a trip to Nashville where they saw the sites and took in some great shows, including Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

The Executive Suite show choir at Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, one of whose directors is Pierre native Robyn Starks Holcomb, has been selected to perform at the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in Kansas City on Feb. 28.

Bill Shoup and the Shop Rags will provide music on the deck at the Legion cabin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. this Sunday.

This is the seventh year of teaching for Fort Pierre native Marty Calkins. He first taught at Glenwood Springs, Colo., but in recent years has been in the Dominican Republic. He lives in Caberete on the north shore of the D.R. and teaches at the International School of Sosua in the nearby town of Sosua.




“To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain ‘the best hope of Earth’ for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.”
— Sen. John McCain (1936-2018)


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