Vol. 20, No. 15; Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

Dec 13, 2018 | Parker's Midweek Update

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Thursday, Dec. 13:
Noon to 1 p.m.: New Technology High School choir, Sioux Falls.
5 to 6 p.m.: Second Endings, White River.
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Joyce Goehring piano students, Pierre.

Friday, Dec. 14:
Noon to 1 p.m.: Winner High School band and choir.
5 to 6 p.m.: Christmas carols and stories with Alyssa Kahler, Pierre.

Saturday, Dec. 15:
10:30 to 11 a.m.: Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church traditional choir, Pierre.
11 to 11:30 a.m.: Vocalist Christina Hanson, Fargo.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Huron Honors Orchestra.
12:30 to 2 p.m.: Pierre Youth Orchestra.
2 to 3 p.m.: Dupree High School music students.
3 to 5 p.m.: Andrea Royer Studio music students, Pierre.
5 to 6 p.m.: L’attitude, Sioux Falls.
6 to 7 p.m.: Pianist Priscilla Hofer, Pierre.
7 to 8 p.m.: Joyce Goehring piano students, Pierre.

Sunday, Dec. 16:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Plains Folk, Pierre.
1 to 1:30 p.m.: First United Methodist Church choir, Pierre.
2 to 3 p.m.: Kim Jacobs-Bowman piano students, Pierre.
3 to 3:30 p.m.: Vocalist Laura Isaakson Cook and piano students, Pierre.
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church folk group, Pierre.

Monday, Dec. 17:
Noon to 1 p.m.: Iroquois High School music students.
5 to 6 p.m.: Vocalist Jeff Speaect and pianist Ron Smith, Pierre.
7 to 8 p.m.: Annette Hill piano students, Pierre.

Tuesday, Dec. 18:
Noon to 1 p.m.: Riggs High School choirs, Pierre.
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Katie Sternke piano students, Pierre.
7 to 8 p.m.: Stephanie Odden and Kari Muntefering, Pierre.
8 to 9 p.m.: Vocalist Tim Larson and pianist Ron Smith, Pierre.

Wednesday, Dec. 19:
Noon to 1 p.m.: Harrisburg High School choir.
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Julie Willoughby piano students, Pierre.
8 to 9 p.m.: Vocalist Brian Oakland and pianist Ron Smith, Pierre.


“I hope there are days when your coffee tastes like magic, your playlist makes you dance, strangers make you smile and the night sky touches your soul. I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive.”

— Brooke Hampton


This week’s schedules:
Wrestling: Thursday, home vs. Aberdeen Central, 7 p.m.; Saturday, at Elk Point-Jefferson invitational, 10 a.m.; Tuesday, home vs. Brookings, 7 p.m.
Gymnastics: Saturday, at Mitchell invitational, 11 a.m.
Boys basketball: Friday, home vs. Douglas, 7 p.m.; Saturday, home vs. Spearfish, 4 p.m.
Girls basketball: Saturday, at Spearfish, 5 p.m.

Girls basketball: In the season opener Sturgis got a pair of free throws with :06.9 left to beat the Lady Govs, 46-45. Mack Rath with 15 and Emily Mikkelsen with 11 were Pierre’s leading scorers. Kode Severyn hit a three-pointer with 22 seconds left that gave Pierre a 45-44 lead.

Gymnastics: At the Aberdeen Central meet the Lady Govs placed third with a team score of 134.350. Watertown was the team champion. Micah Moser placed sixth in the all-around standings at 35.650, and Meg Erwin was eighth at 33.950.

Wrestling: The Governors in their season-opening meet placed fourth among 16 schools at the Rapid City Invitational. Rapid City Stevens, though having only one champion, was the team champion with Windsor, Colo., second and Bismarck third. Right behind the Govs were Aberdeen Central fifth, Sturgis sixth and Rapid City Central seventh. Pierre’s placers were Garrett Leesman (5-1) third place at 182 pounds; Preston Taylor (4-3) fourth at 285; Jack Van Camp (4-2) fourth at 138; Maguire Raske (5-2) fifth at 170; Gage Gehring (4-3) sixth at 195; Gunner Gehring (4-3) sixth at 220; Gage Gehring (4-3) sixth at 195; Blake Judson (3-3) eighth at 106; Hayden Shaffer (2-3) eighth at 120, and Cade Hinkle (3-3) eighth at 145. Other Governor wrestlers and their records: Deegan Houska 2-2 at 106, Lee Snyder 2-2 at 160, Daniel Tafoya 2-2 at 126, Jaret Clarke 2-2 at 152, Kahler HIndman 2-2 at 113, Jace Bench-Bresher 2-2 at 126, Tyson Johnson 2-2 at 132, and James Lees 1-2 at 220.


This week’s schedules:
Wrestling: Thursday, at Redfield quadrangular, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, at Mount Vernon-Plankinton invitational, 9:30 a.m.
Boys basketball: Thursday, at Philip; Tuesday, home vs. Jones County.
Girls basketball: Thursday, at Philip; Tuesday, home vs. Jones County.

Wrestling: The Buffaloes placed sixth at the Burke-Gregory invitational where Winner was the team champion. Buffalo placers: Trey Frost, fourth at 120 pounds; Levi Stover, third at 132; J.D. Carter, fourth at 138; Reid Wieczorek, fifth at 170; Sydney Tubbs, sixth at 220; Dylan Andria, sixth at 285.

Boys basketball: The Buffaloes won their season opener at Bennett County, 67-44.

Girls basketball: Offense has been a problem for the Lady Buffs in their season openers. SCHS lost to White River, 72-16, and to Lyman, 61-23.


This week’s schedules:
Wrestling: Saturday, at Mount Vernon-Plankinton invitational, 9:30 a.m.
Girls basketball: Saturday, at Winner; Monday, at Mobridge-Pollock.
Boys basketball: Saturday, at Winner; Monday, at Mobridge-Pollock.

Girls basketball: The Charger girls are off and rolling on another season. In their opener at Bowdle the girls defeated Eureka-Bowdle, 59-13.

Boys basketball: The Chargers tipped off their season Tuesday with a 63-52 win over Lyman.

Wrestling: The Chargers lost a pair of duals at the Lyman triangular—72-3 to Lyman and 53-6 to Miller/Highmore-Harrold.


Tonight: Hegg Brothers’ Holiday Jam concert (Dec. 13).
1 day: Onida Elementary concert (Dec. 14).
4 days: Riggs High band/choir concert and art show (Dec. 17).
4 days: Stanley County Elementary concert (Dec. 17).
6 days: St. Joseph Elementary concert (Dec. 19).
12 days: Christmas Day (Dec. 25).
13 days: “Kennedy Center Honors,” CBS-TV (Dec. 26).
16 days: College football national semifinals (Dec. 29).
23 days: NFL playoffs begin (Jan. 5).
24 days: Golden Globe awards, NBC-TV (Jan. 6).
25 days: College football national championship (Jan. 7).


“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

— Mother Teresa


Rapid City Rush: After a 6-3 win over Allen, the Rush were swept at Wichita by scores of 5-1, 4-1 and 2-0. The Rush played Utah last night and plays again at Utah Friday and Saturday.

Sioux Falls Stampede: The Stampede won at Sioux City, 5-1. Sioux Falls is home tonight vs. Dubuque and Friday and Saturday vs. Green Bay. Then the Stampede goes to Des Moines Tuesday.

Gillette Wild (Coleman Varty): In a 7-0 win over Yellowstone, Coleman had one goal and one assist. Gillette now plays teams from another division—Sunday vs. Wausau, Monday vs. Wisconsin and Tuesday vs. Cape Cod.

Minnesota Wild: After a 2-0 loss to Calgary and a 7-2 loss at Edmonton, the Wild exploded against Montreal Tuesday with a 7-1 win. Minnesota is home vs. Florida tonight, Calgary Saturday noon and San Jose Tuesday.

Oahe Capitals: The boys varsity defeated Yankton, 6-3. Tate Mueller made 15 saves for the Caps, who got two goals from Elliot Leif and a goal apiece from Raef Briggs, Talon Griese, Adam Ankrum and Spencer Wedin. Oahe peppered the Yankton goalie with 52 shots. The Caps play at Aberdeen at 3:15 p.m. Saturday.

Oahe Lady Capitals: Idle last weekend, the girls varsity plays at Rushmore at 7 p.m. MST Friday.


NFL games on local TV this week:
Thursday: Los Angeles Chargers-Kansas City, 7:20, Fox.
Saturday: Houston-New York Jets, 3:30, NFL Network.
Saturday: Cleveland-Denver, 7:20, NFL Network.
Sunday: Miami-Minnesota, noon, CBS.
Sunday: Green Bay-Chicago, noon, Fox.
Sunday: New England-Pittsburgh, 3:25, CBS.
Sunday: Philadelphia-Los Angeles Rams, 7:20, NBC.
Monday: New Orleans-Carolina, 7:15, ESPN.

Denver Broncos: So much for the three-game winning streak. The Broncos lost at San Francisco, 20-14, Sunday. They play at home Saturday night vs. Cleveland on NFL Network.

Minnesota Vikings: The pathetic Vikings left themselves on the brink of playoff elimination when they lost at Seattle Monday 21-7. It was a 3-0 Seahawks lead after three quarters, but Seattle scored two TDs in the fourth period to take control. A fumble return for a score made it 21-0 before the Vikings finally scored with 1:10 left after the game was decided. Now 6-6-1, the Vikings host Miami at noon Sunday on CBS.


Midco Sports Network live games this week:
Thursday, 6:30: Girls basketball, Brandon Valley vs. Yankton.
Thursday, 8:00: Boys basketball, Brandon Valley vs. Yankton.
Friday, 5:30: Women’s basketball, Mary vs. MSU-Moorhead.
Friday, 7:30: Men’s basketball, Mary vs. MSU-Moorhead.
Saturday, 7:30: Men’s basektball, NDSU vs. Missouri State.

Minnesota Timberwolves: After a win over Charlotte, 121-104, the Wolves lost to Portland, 113-105, and to Golden State, 116-108, as a long western trip began Minnesota continued at Sacramento last night and goes on to Phoenix Saturday before playing at home against Sacramento Monday and Detroit Wednesday.

Sioux Falls Skyforce: Sioux Falls lost to Santa Cruz, 113-102; beat Texas, 129-108, and lost to Agua Caliente, 114-108. On another western trip the Skyforce plays at Santa Cruz Friday and South Bay Saturday before a home game vs. Iowa Monday.


“Not all of us can do good things. But we can do small things with great love.”

— Mother Teresa


Last week we had 18 contestants. All 18 picked the Broncos; all 18 picked Weber State in its FCS quarterfinal; 16 picked the Texans; 16 picked the Rams, and 15 picked Minnesota State-Mankato. So our scores were just plain lousy. Nevertheless one man, Jared Martin in Indiana, was able to get above .500 with a 6-4 record for 10 points. At 5-5 for nine points each were Jon Boer, Mikal Kern, Lane Kozel, Todd Palmer and Nathan Vetter. At 4-6 for eight points each were David Ludwig, Jeff Adel, Beth Rinehart, Randy Pool and Greg Dean.

This week’s games (send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Friday afternoon):
(1) FCS semifinal: South Dakota State at North Dakota State.
(2) FCS semifinal: Maine at Eastern Washington.
(3) Div. II championship: Valdosta State (Ga.) vs. Ferris State (Mich.).
(4) Div. III championship: Mount Union (Ohio) vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas).
(5) Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State vs. Arizona State.
(6) NFL: Green Bay at Chicago.
(7) NFL: New England at Pittsburgh.
(8) NFL: Philadelphia at Los Angeles Rams.
(9) NFL: Dallas at Indianapolis.
(10) NFL: Miami at Minnesota.


Flabbergasted (adj.): Appalled at how much weight you have gained.


Thursday, Dec. 13:
Natalie Magedanz, Ric Severson, Ramsay McKee, De Knudson, Dianna Knox, Michael Voeltz, Lila Edelen, Troy Thomas, Carter Howard, Gerri (McKenney) Carpenter, LeAnn Poile, Taylor Martin, Lincoln Elizabeth Fitzke, Jason Bakeberg, Joey Kafka, Karlea Stahl.

Friday, Dec. 14:
Elliot Williams, Adam Emerson, Abby Javurek, Andy Carda, Terra Zeller, Jafar Karim, Joyce (Jansen) Moore. We fondly remember 20 first-graders and six teachers who died six years ago today in their school at Newtown, Conn.

Saturday, Dec. 15:
Paul Lepisto, LInda Johnson, Jennifer (Schlekeway) Heggeland, Kelly (Kafka) Schrempp, Shirleen Fugitt, Steve Withers, Wayne Crawford, Derek Dehne.

Sunday, Dec. 16:
Brenda Goeden, Eric Serbousek, Augustus Gross, Vicki Hagemann, Rod Burley, Brooke Lee, Natalie LIkness, Bonnie (Pitlick) Rus, Steve Hinker, Nathan Hamm, Rachel (Weber) Bishop.
— 1st anniversary, Brandon/Kelli (Cronin) Nagel.

Monday, Dec. 17:
Edna Brunmeier, Ryan Nuttall, Austin Mammenga, Kade Anderson, Mason Frohm, Jessica Jockheck, Kathie Patten, Jackson Palmer, Molly (Robertson) Golla.

Tuesday, Dec. 18:
SuzMarie Squires, Devan Bruns, Ross Olson, Gary McMath, Sandy Tillman, Jayne Parsons, Kirsti Garrett, Calvin Hofer, Kai Hanson, Jordan Jarvis, Jeff Swartz, Ruth Smith, Joseph Bock. We fondly remember Whitney Barnett on her birthday.

Wednesday, Dec. 19:
Jim Costello, Breanna Costello, Georgia Hanson, Miles Hunsley, Elise Titze, Lisa Dorschner, Dianne Noyes, Tim Bjorneberg, Karin (Unkenholz) Hansen, Alexander Meagher, Blake Hemminger.
— Anniversary, Casey/Alyssa Kahler.

Thursday, Dec. 20:
Steve Hosman, Henry Melius, Conor Getty, Dustin Garber, Michaela (Thompson) Novak, Louis Mehlhaff, Maddy Jo Sayer, Valori (Kunsman) Floyd, Mathis Joens, Marcie (Lyngstad) Long, Joel Schwader, Luke Studer, Rick Dopps, Kari Dale, Nicole Neal, Jean Cowan, Mary Sarvis, Josh Lamb.


“Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.”

— Mason Cooley


College volleyball: If you are a volleyball fan, this is the weekend for you. The NCAA Division I Final Four at Target Center in Minneapolis will feature semifinals tonight (Thursday). No. 1 Stanford plays No. 4 BYU at 6 p.m., followed by No. 3 Illinois vs. #7 Nebraska at 8 p.m. Both matches as well as Saturday’s national championship will be on ESPN. This is the fourth straight year Nebraska has advanced to the Final Four.

Incarnate Word women’s basketball (Liz Holter): The Cardinals are 0-10 after losing at Minnesota, 75-39, and at UMass, 71-59. Liz had one point and one rebound in nine minutes of play at Minnesota and got in for two minutes at Massachusetts. UIW is off now until a home game vs. Rice Dec. 29.

Tennessee women’s basketball (Caleb Currier): Caleb is managing for the No. 9 team in the nation. The Lady Vols beat Stetson, 65-55, and took down No. 12 Texas, 88-82. Tennessee will be home Tuesday against Stanford.

Augustana men’s basketball: The Vikings swept their weekend NSIC opponents. In an 88-80 win over Winona State, Matt Cartwright had 21 points and Tyler Riemersma 19. Michael Schaefer led Augie with 18 in a 91-76 win over Upper Iowa. Now 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the NSIC, the Vikings are home Friday vs. Minnesota-Crookston, Saturday vs. Bemidji State and Wednesday vs. Hastings.

Augustana women’s basketball (Katie Bourk): The Viking women rolled two more opponents last weekend are now 10-1 overall and 3-0 in the NSIC. Augie beat Winona State, 78-67, and Upper Iowa, 86-52. Shelby Selland was high scorer in both games with 19 and 18, respectively. The Vikings are home vs. Minnesota-Crookston and Bemidji State this weekend and Peru State next Wednesday.

Dakota Wesleyan men’s basketball: The Tigers defeated Mount Marty, 86-80, as Ty Hoglund scored 27. He had 24 in a 75-66 win over Doane. Now 9-3 overall and 4-3 in the GPAC, DWU hosts Concordia Saturday, then goes to Las Vegas to play Cal-Miramar next Wednesday.

Dakota Wesleyan women’s basketball: The Tiger women are 12-0 overall and 8-0 in the GPAC after a 64-59 squeaker over Mount Marty and a 71-54 win over Doane. Rylie Osthus had 19 points in the former game and Sarah Carr 23 in the latter. DWU hosts Concordia Saturday, then goes to West Palm Beach, Fla., to play Keiser next Wednesday.

Mount Marty women’s basketball: The Lancers lost to DWU, 64-59, as Karlee McKinney led MMC with 16. The Lancers also lost to Concordia (Neb.), 99-68. Now 4-7 overall and 1-7 in the GPAC, Mount Marty hosts Doane Saturday.

Mount Marty men’s basketball: The Lancers lost to DWU, 86-80, as Colby Johnson scored 26 points. MMC got its second conference win, 70-69, over Concordia as Johnson scored 21 as did Jaron Zwagerman. MMC then lost to Nebraska-Kearney, 79-69. Now 4-10 overall and 2-6 in the GPAC, the Lancers played Dakota State last night, host Doane Saturday and are home for Mayville State Tuesday.

Dakota State men’s basketball: The Trojans lost to Bellevue, 66-45, led by Anthony Costello’s 12 points. DSU lost to Briar Cliff, 95-60, as Josh McGreal and Mitchell Brewer had 12 points apiece. DSU is now 2-9 overall and 0-1 in the NSAA. The Trojans after playing Mount Marty last night hosts Morningside Saturday and goes to Kyle to play Oglala Lakota College Monday.

Dakota State women’s basketball: The Lady Trojans lost to Bellevue, 68-59, as McKenzie Hermanson scored 12. DSU lost to Briar Cliff, 83-61. Now 1-8 overall and 0-1 in the NSAA, Dakota State played at DWU last night and goes to Jamestown Monday.

Northern men’s basketball: The Wolves won two more NSIC games. In an 84-73 win over Bemidji State, Ian Smith and Justin Decker had 18 each and Gabe King 17. NSU beat Minnesota-Crookston, 88-75, led by Parker Fox’s 21. Now 7-2 overall and 3-0 in the NSIC, Northern is home this weekend vs. Minot State and Mary.

Northern women’s basketball (Rachel Guthmiller): The Wolves beat Bemidji State, 69-57, as Brianne Kusler scored 18. In a 61-54 loss to Minnesota-Crookston, NSU was led by Lexi Wadsworth’s 18. Now 3-5 overall and 1-2 in the NSIC, Northern hosts Minot State Friday and Mary Saturday.

University of Sioux Falls men’s basketball: USF whipped Concordia-St. Paul, 91-81, as Drew Guebert scored 28. In an 87-84 loss to Minnesota State, Guebert scored 27. USF is 7-2 overall and 2-1 in the NSIC as it goes up to Minnesota-Duluth and St. Cloud State this weekend.

University of Sioux Falls women’s basketball: USF’s women are 3-0 in the NSIC and 7-1 overall. In an 83-74 win over Concordia-St. Paul, Kaely Hummel scored 25. In an 80-68 win over Minnesota State, Hummel and Mariah Szymanski each scored 20. USF plays at Minnesota-Duluth Friday and at St. Cloud State Saturday.

South Dakota women’s basketball (Chloe Lamb, Ciara Duffy): The Coyotes overwhelmed Bellevue, 79-40. The starters played only a few minutes in the one-sided game. Chloe was 2-of-4 for four points with two rebounds and two assists. Ciara didn’t score and had one rebound. USD plays at Missouri of the SEC at 3 p.m. Saturday, then goes to Puerto Rico for a three-day tournament. The first foe there Wednesday will be Grambling State.

South Dakota men’s basketball: The Coyotes led UMKC by 10 at halftime but shot only 7-of-19 in the second half and lost on two free throws with :01.5 left, 65-63. Stanley Umude led USD with 18 points. USD took a 4-5 record into last night’s game against Bellevue, plays at Colorado State Sunday and then has to go to No. 1 Kansas Tuesday.

South Dakota Mines women’s basketball: The Mines women are 2-4 overall and 0-3 in the RMAC. In a 70-62 loss to Dixie State, Taylor Molstad scored 16. In a 66-61 loss to Westminster, Molstad had 15 and Sami Steffeck 16. Mines goes to Fort Lewis Saturday and Adams State Sunday.

South Dakota Mines men’s basketball: The Hardrockers lost to Dixie State, 71-65, led by Logan Elers with 16. In a 55-52 win over Westminster, Mitchell Sueker scored 17. Now 3-7 overall and 1-2 in the RMAC, Mines goes to Fort Lewis and Adams State this weekend.

South Dakota State women’s basketball (Sydney Palmer): The SDSU women took down No. 21 Drake, 80-71, Saturday, led by Madison Guebert with 21. Sydney was 5-of-6, including 1-of-1 in threes, for 11 points with five boards and one steal. The Jacks took a 6-3 record into last night’s home game against No. 7 Oregon in Brookings. SDSU then hosts Savannah State Friday and goes out to Montana State Tuesday.

South Dakota State men’s basketball: Defense has been missing at Frost Arena this week. Last Friday the Jacks allowed 92 points but scored 101 themselves against Southern University. Mike Daum scored 42, David Jenkins 22 and Tevin King 14. On Tuesday SDSU gave up 72 points and still won by 57, 139-72 over Savannah State. SDSU scored 90 in the first half. Daum had 37 points and 17 rebounds, Skyler Flatten 29 points, Jenkins 28 and King 13 assists with his 10 points. The 9-3 Jacks have a challenge Saturday in Reno against No. 7 Nevada at 8 p.m. CST. Then Tuesday SDSU goes up to Eastern Washington.

Black Hills State men’s basketball: The Yellowjackets rocked Westminster, 88-55, led by Dez Stoudamire’s 24. In a 91-70 win over Dixie State, Makaleb McInnis scored 20. BHSU is 4-3 overall and 3-0 in the RMAC, heading to Adams State and Fort Lewis this weekend.

Black Hills State women’s basketball: The BHSU women are 6-1 overall and 2-1 in the RMAC. In a 92-89 overtime loss to Westminster, Racquel went 4-of-8, including 1-of-3 in threes, and 1-1 at the line for 10 points with four rebounds and two assists. Remi was 2-of-5, including 2of-3 in threes, for six points with one rebound and one assist. In an 89-70 win over Dixie State, Julia Seamans led BHSU with 21. Racquel was 3-of-8 (2-of-4 in threes) and 8-of-8 at the stripe for 16 points with one rebound and one block. BHSU goes to Adams State Saturday and Fort Lewis Sunday.

North Dakota men’s hockey: The Fighting Hawks split with Denver, winning 4-1 and losing 2-1. UND is off until a home game against the United States U18 team in an exhibition Dec. 29.

South Dakota Mines track/field (Theron Singleton, Erik Colman): The indoor season began for the Hardrockers earlier this month. Eric placed third in the shot put at 41’7″ and fifth in the weight throw at 42’10 3/4″. Theron is a junior distance runner, and Erik is a freshman thrower. The Hardrockers’ next meet will be Jan. 11 at BHSU’s Myrle Hanson meet in Spearfish.

Black Hills State track/field (Allan McDonnell, Kelsey Van Den Hemel): In the season-opening dual with Mines the BHSU men won 187-164. Allan, sophomore jumper from Wall and grandson of Roger and Vicki Hanson of Pierre, won the high jump at 6’7″, was second in the triple jump at 43’1/2″ and placed third in the long jump at 21’1/2″. Kelsey won the 3,000-meter run in 11:28.07 as the BHSU women won the dual 255-100. This is Kelsey’s junior season as a distance runner. The next meet will be the home Myrle Hanson meet Jan. 11.

South Dakota track/field (Madason Tessier, Maddy McClure): Idle last week, the Coyotes are off until Jan. 11-12 at the Iowa Invitational.

South Dakota State track/field (Rachel Propst, Riley Sears, Addy Eisenbeisz): The Jackrabbits were idle last week and are off until a dual at UND Jan. 12.

South Dakota State swimming (Wyatt Rumrill, Ashley Theobald): Idle last week, the Jacks don’t swim again until a dual vs. St. Cloud State Jan. 19.

Augustana wrestling (Jebben Keyes): Idle last week, the Vikings are scheduled to be at a tournament in Indianapolis Saturday and Sunday.

South Dakota State wrestling: Because of bad weather to the south, the Jacks’ dual at Oklahoma was cancelled, so SDSU went to the Northern Iowa meet where freshman Tanner Sloan won the 197-pound class. SDSU also had one fourth and three fifths. SDSU wrestles Sunday at Oregon State.

South Dakota State football: Kennesaw State had about a thousand of 3,000 ticketholders show up on a rainy, cold day in Georgia for its FCS national quarterfinal. Bad weather is nothing new to SDSU, however, and the Jacks, the No. 5 national seed, took out the No. 4 seed 27-17. Now 10-2 this season, the Jacks never trailed and jumped out to a 17-3 lead on a touchdown pass from Taryn Christion to Adam Anderson and Pierre Strong’s nine-yard run. The latter TD came after Christion completed at 29-yard pass to Cade Johnson to set up the score. Nevertheless, Kennesaw crept back to within 20-17 with 6:42 left and momentum on its side. On a third-and-12 from his own 33, Christion came up with the play of the game, connecting with Johnson on a 33-yard pass play to maintain possession and keep the game-saving drive alive. Christion then scored on a 22-yard run with 2:22 to seal the deal. SDSU goes to NDSU on Friday night for a national semifinal rematch on ESPN2.

North Dakota State football: Another home playoff game, another blowout. NDSU whipped Colgate, 35-0, to advance to a home semifinal match against SDSU Friday night.


“Those in Washington who travel the high road of humility are not bothered by heavy traffic.”

— Sen. Alan Simpson in his eulogy at President George H.W. Bush’s memorial service


Resurrection Lutheran Church at the corner of E. Capitol Ave. and Taylor will host a living Nativity from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by a soup supper.

Services were held Monday at the Vivian Lutheran Church for Julia Larson, who died at the age of 89 Dec. 4 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. She grew up at Colome and married Olaf Larson in 1950. They farmed north of Vivian for decades until a grandson came home to help his parents run the farm. The elder Larsons then moved into Fort Pierre in 2006. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Olaf Larson; five children, Roger Larson and his wife Wanda of Murdo, Linda Gerard and her husband Dennis of Kennebec, Tim Larson and his wife Jan of Pierre, Tom Larson and his wife Vana of Vivian, and Chris Peters and her husband Lon of Murdo; 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, a sister and a brother.

The local Plains Folk band will have a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Monday at First Congregational United Church of Christ.

Dan Workman, husband of the former Deb Kern, has earned tenure and promotion at Augustana University where he heads up the theater department.

Meg Erwin of the gymnastics team was named Athlete of the Week by the Pierre Athletic Coaches Association last week.

Harold Muman died Dec. 3 at St. John Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. A memorial service was held Dec. 10 at First United Methodist Church in Pawhuska, Okla. Among his survivors are a sister, a brother, three sons; a daughter, Glenda Woodburn and her husband Ron of Pierre; 12 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Mr. Muman was a World War II veteran and served in the Philippines with the U.S. Navy. A graduate of Oklahoma State, he worked as a county 4-H agent, a head Extension agent and a county commissioner.

Elizabeth Schaefer of Rapid City Stevens was named South Dakota Miss Volleyball for 2018 in Class AA. She is the daughter of Pierre natives Troy and Kim (Merkwan) Schaefer.

Jaid Freestone, sophomore biology major at USD from Pierre, was featured in the “People in the Pack” series which appears each week in The Volante, the student newspaper at the university. Asked what she likes most about USD, Jaid said, “The inclusive events they have. I’ve made so many friends through these events, so I’m making a lot of international friends and other friends. I really like it here. It’s really vibrant. They describe it as getting the small town feel and the college lifestyle and campus feel. I love it here. I can’t put it into words.” Jaid is a member of the marching band and Biology Club.

Steve Westra has been appointed by Governor-elect Noem as the commissioner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. He is chief operating officer for Hegg Companies, Inc. in Sioux Falls.

Eugene Ibach, 91, died Nov. 21 at Avera Maryhouse. A memorial service was held Dec. 3 at First United Methodist Church. Mr. Ibach grew up at White and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for Northwestern Bell for 32 years. He and his wife, Marlys, were snowbirds in Arizona for many years. He is survived by his son, Brad Ibach of Portland, Ore.; his daughter, Pam Hoepfer and her husband Don of Pierre; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

At the Pierre Volunteer Fire Department’s awards banquet, Trevor Lightfield was named Rookie of the Year. Earning Firefighter of the Year recognition was A.J. Rounds. The Don Marso memorial award went to Brandon McCarthy.

On the morning of the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia last Saturday, the ESPN “College Gameday” program showed a group of cadets from West Point holding up a sign which read, “I JUST HOPE BOTH TEAMS HAVE FUN . . . EXCEPT NAVY.” Then the photo circulated widely on social media. It was of special interest to Julene and Greg Yackley in Onida since the cadet holding the sign was their grandson, Jayden Pittmann of Baltic, a first-year cadet at the academy. He is the son of Jason and Kristen (Colestock) Pittmann, who are teachers at Baltic. Kristen is Julene’s daughter.

A memorial celebration of the life of Dr. B. O. Lindbloom will be held in April. He passed away at home Dec. 4. Born in Pierre, Dr. Lindbloom graduated from Pierre High School in 1948. He earned his bachelor’s degree at USD and his M.D. degree at Indiana University in 1955. After residencies in Detroit and Pineville, La., Dr. Lindbloom immediately came home to Pierre and became part of the staffs of already-established St. Mary’s Hospital and what would later become Medical Associates Clinic. He practiced medicine locally until retiring n 2003. Dr. LIndbloom delivered nearly 6,000 babies,mentored many medical students and was active in many medical and community organizations. He was instrumental in the creation of Capital Area Counseling Service and the River Park alcohol treatment center. He is survived by his wife of nearly 33 years, Karen Lindbloom; his first wife, Phyllis; his son, Brent Lindbloom and his wife Elizabeth of Pierre; his daughters, Karen Michels and her husband, Lt. Gov. Matt Michels of Yankton and Audra Eide and her husband Brian of Sioux Falls; his stepsons, Chris Bauck of St. Cloud, Minn., and Rodd Bauck and his wife Megan of Pierre; his grandchildren, Jared Lindbloom, Allison Lindbloom, Kathryn (Lindbloom) Haarstad, Michael Lindbloom, Collin Michels, Brandon Eide and Paul Ede; two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Jerry Joachim, 69, Agar, died Dec. 8. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Agar Hall, preceded by visitation there starting at 9:30 a.m.


“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about whom you’ve lifted up, whom you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.”

— Denzel Washington


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