Vol. 20, No. 36; Thursday, May 30, 2019

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Upcoming concerts:
— Wednesday, June 5: “Season Preview” concert, Steamboat Park, 8 p.m/
— Wednesday, June 12: “Classics” concert and Elks flag presentation, Steamboat Park, 8 p.m.
— Thursday, June 20: “Taste of Pierre” Oahe Days kickoff “Super Heroes” concert, Steamboat Park, 8 p.m.
— Wednesday, June 26: “Movies” concert, Steamboat Park, 8 p.m.

New band members are always welcome. The band rehearses at 6:30 p.m. the night of each concert. For information e-mail Larry Johnson at ljohnson@pie.midco.net.


Local throwers brought home three state championships from the state track and field meets in Sioux Falls. Pierre’s Mack Rath won the girls’ discus, Sully Buttes’ Lauren Wittler the girls’ shot put and Sully Buttes’ Jett Lamb the boys’ shot put in their respective classes.

Tucker Berens, second in 800, 1:58.75; eighth in 400, :52.67
Jack Maher, fourth in discus, 158’6″; seventh in shot put, 49’7 3/4″
Paul Adam, fifth in high jump, 6’2″.

Isabella Jackley, sixth in 400, 1:00.31; seventh in 200, 26.76.
Mackenzie Rath, first in discus, 134’10”; fourth in shot put, 38’0″.
4×400 relay, eighth, 4:13.48 (Autumn Iverson, Addy Smith, Emily Mikkelsen, Isabella Jackley).

JD Carter, seventh in 200, :23.33.

Jett Lamb, first in shot put, 55’2 3/4″; eighth in discus, 140’9″.
4×200 relay, fifth, 1:36.03 (Grant Johnson, Morris Hofer, Sebastian Frost, Quinn Jordre).
4×100 relay, seventh, 47.21 (Grant Johnson, Morris Hofer, Sebastian Frost, Mackenzie Weinheimer).
Medley relay, fourth, 3:53.34 (Grant Johnson, Mackenzie Weinheimer, Morris Hofer, Sebastian Frost).

Lauren Wittler, first in shot put 34’1″.
Stevie Wittler, sixth in 100-meter hurdles, 16.21; eighth in 300-meter hurdles, 49.72.
4×100 relay, sixth, 52.84 (Stevie Wittler, Allyson Wittler, Dani Frost, Brooklynn Bradford).
Medley relay, seventh, 4:37.67 (Brooklynn Bradford, Allyson Wittler, Avery Weinheimer, Dani Frost).

‘AA’ boys: S.F. Lincoln, Watertown, Aberdeen Central, R.C. Stevens, Brandon Valley (Pierre ninth).
‘AA’ girls: S.F. Lincoln, S.F. O’Gorman, S.F. Roosevelt, Brandon Valley, R.C. Stevens (Pierre 12th).
‘A’ boys: R.C. St. Thomas More, S.F. Christian, Lennox, Beresford, Custer.
‘A’ girls: R.C. St. Thomas More, Custer, Parker, West Central, Beresford.
‘B’ boys: Viborg-Hurley, Wall, Warner, Freeman, Ipswich (Sully Buttes 13th).
‘B’ girls: Deubrook Area, Ipswich, Colman-Egan, (tie) White River and Chester Area (Sully Buttes 11th).


Thursday: lemon cheesecake.
Friday-Sunday: strawberry.


Girls golf: At the ESD conference meet Pierre placed fourth with a 357 score behind champion Yankton, runner-up Aberdeen Central and third-place Harrisburg. Halle Gronlund, fifth at 83, and Annabelle Simpson, tied for 10th at 87, earned all-ESD honors. Other scores: Ellie Jo Simpson 93, Jessa McTighe 94, Anna Otto 96. The girls play in the state ‘AA’ tournament next Monday and Tuesday at Watertown.


Augustana baseball: The defending Division II national champions hosted their super-regional but lost two straight to Central Missouri, 6-4 and 5-2, to see their season come to an end with a 43-16 record.

Augustana softball: Another year, another national championship for Augustana! The women’s softball team at the national Division II tournament in Denver defeated UC-San Diego, 8-0; West Florida, 4-2, and Young Harris (Ga.), 6-0, to reach the national championship best-of-three series. Losing to Texas A&M-Kingsville, 7-2, in Sunday’s first game, the Vikings had to win twice on Memorial Day, and they did, both games by the 6-4 score. The national champs ended the year with a 61-11 record.

Minnesota baseball (Nolan Burchill): The Gophers lost to Nebraska, 8-2, in the first round of the Big 10 tournament in Omaha. Every game then became an elimination game, but Minnesota stayed around with a 9-4 win over Indiana, a 3-0 win over Iowa and a 9-6 win over eventual champion Ohio State. But they had to play Ohio State again and lost, 8-6, to end the season with a 29-27 record. Nolan was the fifth of seven Gopher pitchers in the latter game, going 2 1/3 innings, striking out two, allowing three hits and two runs.

South Dakota State baseball (Landon Badger): At the Summit League tournament in Tulsa, the Jackrabbits lost to their yearly nemesis, Oral Roberts, 5-2, in the first round. Landon was 2-for-3 and walked once. In a 9-5 win over Western Illinois, Landon was 1-for-3, walking twice and scoring twice. SDSU then had to play ORU again and lost 4-0 as the season ended withi a 28-22 record. Omaha knocked off ORU to win the tournament and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. So what did they get for their achievement? The 64th and last seed and a trip to Los Angeles to face the No. 1 national seed, UCLA, on its home field in the regional this weekend.

NCAA Division I softball: If watching women’s softball is your thing, you can see a lot of it this weekend on ESPN networks. At the double-elimination Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, today’s first-round games are Arizona-Washington at 11 a.m.; Minnesota-UCLA at 1:30 p.m.; Oklahoma State-Florida at 6 p.m. and Oklahoma-Alabama at 8:30 p.m. Once only two teams remain, they will play a best-of-three championship series Monday night, Tuesday night and if necessary Wednesday night.

South Dakota Showdown Series: In this seventh year of the South Dakota Showdown Series between USD and SDSU varsity teams, SDSU emerged the winner of the trophy by a margin of 14.5 to 11.5. After USD won the past two years, the series now stands at 4-3 in SDSU’s favor.


June 8: Chad Underberg/Bobbi Bourk.
June 8: Frank Turner/Jasmin Fosheim.
June 8: Joseph Rezac/Brittanie Blaseg.
June 18: Seamus McDonough/McKayla Marso.
Aug. 17: Lane Severyn/Anne Marie Holter.
Aug. 31: Devin Maki/Karlie Warne.


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): At the Senior PGA Championships Tom missed the cut for the first time in seven events this season. He carded a 2-over-par 72 in the first round but had a 78 in the second round for a 150 that missed the cut. The Tour comes to the Midwest for the Principal Charity Classic in Des Moines Friday through Sunday.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons defeated Houston, 1-0, and now stand at 6-4-3 in fifth place in the 12-team MLS Western Conference. Minnesota is home Sunday at 3 p.m. vs. Philadelphia.

Sioux Falls Thunder: The Thunder hosted Minneapolis City FC Friday, but they don’t post their scores even on their own website, so who knows how they did! They will play at home next Wednesday vs. the Minnesota Twinstars FC.


Sioux Falls Storm: Idle last weekend with a bye in their schedule, the Storm return to action at home Saturday against San Diego.


Minnesota Twins:
Thursday—at Tampa Bay, 6:10, FSN, MLBN.
Friday—at Tampa Bay, 6:10, FSN, MLBN.
Saturday—at Tampa Bay, 12:10, FSN, MLBN.
Sunday—at Tampa Bay, 12:10, FSN.
Tuesday—at Cleveland, 6:10, FSN.
Wednesday—at Cleveland, 6:10, FSN.
Thursday—at Cleveland, 6:10, FSN.

Chicago Cubs:
Friday—at St. Louis, 7:15.
Saturday—at St. Louis, 6:15, Fox.
Sunday—at St. Louis, 1:15, MLBN.
Monday—Los Angeles Angels, 3:05.
Tuesday—Colorado, 7:05.
Wednesday—Colorado, 7:05.
Thursday—Colorado, 1:20.

Colorado Rockies (times MDT):
Thursday—Arizona, 1:10.
Friday—Toronto, 6:40.
Saturday—Toronto, 7:10.
Sunday—Toronto, 1:10.
Tuesday—at Chicago Cubs, 6:05.
Wednesday—at Chicago Cubs, 6:05.
Thursday—at Chicago Cubs, 12:20.

Pierre Post 8: The American Legion season began with a home doubleheader against Renner yesterday. Other home games this weekend: Saturday, home vs. Brandon Valley, 5:30; Monday, home vs. Rapid City Post 320, 5:00; Tuesday, home vs. Mitchell, 5:00.

Pierre Trappers: The Trappers opened their second year with home losses to Badlands, 6-3 and 3-1. After two open dates and a rained-out game Tuesday, the Trappers were to play a doubleheader at Spearfish yesterday and another game there tonight (Thursday). Pierre will be at Aberdeen against Hub City Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon and two games at Souris Valley (Minot) Monday and Tuesday. The next home games are next Wednesday and Thursday vs. Wheat City (Brandon, Manitoba).

Sioux Falls Canaries: The Canaries won at Texas, 10-4; won at Gary-South Shore, 2-1; lost at Gary, 6-5 and 7-2, and won at Chicago, 4-2. Sioux Falls finally gets to play at home this weekend with Winnipeg in town Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon. The Canaries are also home vs. Cleburne Tuesday and Wednesday.


2 days: Crazy Horse volksmarch (June 1).
2 days: Casey Tibbs Match of Champions bronc ride (June 1).
4 days: State ‘B’ boys/girls golf tournaments, Yankton (June 3-4).
4 days: State girls golf tournaments, ‘A’ Aberdeen, ‘AA’ Watertown (June 3-4).
7 days: South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, Vermillion (June 6-9).
8 days: Women’s soccer World Cup (June 7-July 7).
10 days: Tony awards, CBS-TV (June 9).
15 days: Black Hills Playhouse’s “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood” (June 14-30).
21 days: Oahe Days (June 20-22).
22 days: Riggs High Class of 2009 10-year reunion (June 21-22).
22 days: Riggs High Class of 1979 40-year reunion (June 21-22).
27 days: Democratic presidential candidates debate, MSNBC (June 26-27).


— Wow! How time flies! I see via the “Down Memory Lane” column in The Onida Watchman that it has been 40 years since the Sully Buttes class of 1979 invited me back to be their graduation speaker. So did the class of 1989 30 years ago. In the latter case I was given an impossible spot on the program, having to follow speeches by valedictorians Kory Davis and Kelly Mikkelsen.


Thursday, May 30:
Jason Rodgers, Linda Lomheim, Jordan Bordewyk, Trish (Curtis) Schloeder, Jamie Lamb, Brienna Binger, Aaron Propst, Judy Rapp, Kristin McNeely, Eric Lebida, Jaxon Griffith, Priscilla Sommer, Paul Schoenfelder.
— 4th anniversary, Austin/Moriah (Wagner) Gross.
— 4th anniversary Will/Shuree Mortenson.
— 4th anniversary, Jason/Kelsey Mangan.
— 4th anniversary, Drew/Nicole Mickelson.

Friday, May 31:
Jeff Robbins, Kirk Yackley, Alice Rapp, Craig Feigum, Anna Engelbrecht, Kayla Engelbrecht, Connie (Rislov) Casanova, Wes Dugstad, Jackson Hipple, Graham Protexter, Jackie Schlaikjer, Jay Mickelson, Tori Emerson, Lahnee Martin, Tyler Bales, Curry Kuehl, Rodney Parks, Melissa (Hitchcock) Maxwell.
— 22nd anniversary, Jon/Heather Sailer.
— 16th anniversary, Jason/Lanete (McFarling) Kotilnek.
— 11th anniversary, Dan/Alissa (Harter) Schumacher.
— 58th anniversary, Jack/Lillian Campbell.
— 8th anniversary, Daniel/Christee (Staufer) Hershberger.
— 6th anniversary, Aaron/Jenna (Goehring) Haller.
— 5th anniversary, Nick/Liz (Winter) Marso.
— 5th anniversary, Andrew/Heather Fergen.
— 62nd anniversary, Roger/Suzanne Pries.
— 33rd anniversary, Vern/Hope Armstrong.

Saturday, June 1:
Jonathan Huft, Miranda Townsend, Amanda (Chick) Deelstra, Josh Ford, Bruce Abels, Tanner Johnson, Paige Erickson, Alex Roth, Melinda (Kruger) Vetsch, Jerry Bollinger, Rick Jensen, Julie (Inman) Darger.
— Anniversary, Craig/Gail Eichstadt.
— 17th anniversary, Nathan/Kristin (Koupal) Venner.
— 6th anniversary, Elliot/Emily (Bloomberg) Meier.
— 56th anniversary, Dan/Helen Sutera.
— 46th anniversary, Mark/Marcia Kozel.
— 3rd anniversary, Aaron/Kayla (Pochop) Riswold.

Sunday, June 2:
Tammy (Hinckley) Garrity, Julie (Shangreaux) Sibson, Momo Kei Welch Okawa, TyAnn Herman, Austyn Christiansen, Bill Shoup, Nicole Erbele, Matt Judson, Marley Myers, Ryan Beck, Lila Houck.
— 13th anniversary, Aaron/Ashley (Pries) Brewer.
— 1st anniversary, Ethan/Heather (Mangan) Fife.
— 13th anniversary, Mike/Lindsey Swenson.
— 1st anniversary, Cole/Kadence Cruse.
— 7th anniversary, Tony/Mackenzie (Kusser) Blake.
— 1st anniversary, Lou/Alyssa Mehlhaff.
— 7th anniversary, Sam/Holly (Lindbloom) Gilkerson.

Monday, June 3:
Amber (LaBrie) Shaw, Cohen Grunewaldt, Josh Vanderloo, Rusty Westall, Shawn Hostler, Lucas Roberts, Aspen Iverson.
— 2nd anniversary, Clint/Cally (Thomas) Kindred.
— 24th anniversary, Jon/Theresa Beastrom.
— 52nd anniversary, Terry/Nancy Woster.
— 30th anniversary, Duane/Penny Unruh.
— 2nd anniversary, Walter/Natasha Haag.
— 14th anniversary, Tyler/Tiffany (Tate) Stoeser.

Tuesday, June 4:
Jessica (Evenstad) Haeder, Ava Aadland, Aaron Blow, Amanda Aadland, Nick Renemans, Ellen Johnson, Emily (Stout) Kelley, Scott Howard, Bodie Bramblee, Tillie Haag, Owen Zuercher.
— 36th anniversary, Gary/Genny McMath.
— 42nd anniversary, Patrick/Jill Burger.
— 8th anniversary, Lucas/Angela Scheibe.
— 14th anniversary, Brian/Jennifer Lowery.
— 14th anniversary, Tony/Megan Darger.
— 14th anniversary, Scott/Sara (Goeden) Richardson.
— 14th anniversary, Brandon/Melanie (Bunkowske) Cruse.

Wednesday, June 5:
Carter Baloun, Harper Jo Anderson, Nate Chappelle, Madilyn Brakke, Chuck Weischedel, Alice (Scharnweber) Safe, Kaden Moodie, Jeremy Clegg, Carter Martin, Joe Riis, Sarah Lake, Mike Fisher, Dakota Huber, Matt Bunkowske, Chad Larson, Alexia Zeigler.
— 9th anniversary, Brandon/Jennifer (Pogany) Kirchner.
— 15th anniversary, Chris/Deb (Micklos) Nelson.
— 9th anniversary, Jason/Hollie (Stutesman) Stoeser.
— 9th anniversary, Ross/Jennifer (Neuhauser) Tschetter.
— 15th anniversary, Andy/Deborah (Lucas) Leedahl.
— 9th anniversary, Brett/Amanda Fergen.
— 15th anniversary, Tim/Jamie Maher.
— 15th anniversary, Brad/Dawn Englund.
— 15th anniversary, Josh/Heather (Clausen) Redetzke.
— 9th anniversary, Zach/Lisa (Sizer) Clark.

Thursday, June 6:
Katie Carter, Drayton Thomas, Zach Hanson, Willa Whitebird, Brad Garrett, Edna Chambers-Brady, Roberta Lovald, J.J. Kucker, Vona Johnson, Madeline Roby, Preston Workman.
— 38th anniversary, Ki/Jennie Weingart.
— 4th anniversary, Mitch/Jennie Boe.
— 50th anniversary, Bob/Eileen Kramer.
— 4th anniversary, Zane/Sarah (Albrecht) Pries.
— 54th anniversary, David/Suzanne (Lauing) Lockhart.


Take a 10- to 30-minute walk every day, and, while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.


This Sunday’s 8 a.m. service at the Oahe Chapel on S.D. Highway 1804 north of Pierre will be conducted by Trinity Episcopal Church. On June 9 it will be Oahe Presbyterian Church doing the honors.

Kathy Fischer died May 20 at Avera Maryhouse after battling cancer. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. She grew up in Eagle Butte and attended high school there. In Pierre she worked at the post office, Montana Dakota Utilities, and the city of Pierre. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Hiller and Bonnie Olson; her son, Andrew Olson; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, all in Pierre; her partner, Stephan Diez; three brothers and a sister.

Sully Buttes school board members Bob Graff and Kim Farries were both unopposed for new terms, so they will begin new three-year terms in July.

Former Pierre pastor David Zellmer is term-limited and thus not eligible for re-election as bishop of the South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The synod assembly will be selecting a new bishop this weekend in Sioux Falls. The new bishop will take office Sept. 1 and may serve two consecutive six-year terms.

Sully Buttes High alumnus Bramm Pickner not only graduated from SDSU with a bachelor’s degree in geography but also, because he has been a member of the ROTC program there, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He has been assigned to pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas. (News courtesy of The Onida Watchman)

Jim Allan, 88, died May 20 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. At his request no services will take place. A native of the state of Washington, Mr. Allan served in the U.S. Army. He worked for M K Construction, and that brought him to Pierre to work on the Oahe Dam construction. He married the former Karen Green. They lived in various places because of his work. After retiring they lived in Las Vegas before returning to Pierre. He is survived by his wife, Karen, and their children, Kim Baldwin in New Mexico and John Allan in Wyoming.

Rapid City Stevens senior Elizabeth Schaefer ended her high school athletic career in predictable fashion. At the state meet she won the 300-meter hurdles for the fifth straight year, and she won the 100-meter hurdles for the third time in her career. She was named Class “AA” girls most valuable performer for track events.

Another Stevens runner with Pierre ties, Elise Unkenholz, ran on the Raiders’ 4×800 and medley relay teams, both of which placed sixth. Her parents are Pierre native Eric Unkenholz and his wife, Tasha.

Del Bauer, 84, died at home in Highmore May 24. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at Feigum Funeral Home with a prayer service there at 7. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at New Life Assembly of God in Pierre. Mr. Bauer graduated from Harrold High School and Lakewood Park Bible College in North Dakota. He married Joyce Forest in 1960. They lived for 13 years in Aberdeen where Del worked at the Tempo department store for 13 years. The Bauers moved to Pierre in 1979. Del worked for 36 years with the store that was known as Sandvig’s, Country General and finally Running’s. He is survived by his daughters, Pam Bauer of Harrisburg and Rita Miller and her husband Barry of Sioux Falls; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The South Dakota Dental Association’s leadership team for the coming year includes Dr. Michelle Hofer of Missouri River Dentistry in Fort Pierre as president-elect; Dr. Jon Schaack of Rapid City as Black Hills District president; Dr. Aaron Rumpca of Pierre as Southern District president, and Dr. Murray Thompson of Pierre as Southern District trustee.

Patrick Wellner completed the South Dakota Kayak Challenge on the swift-flowing Missouri River from Gavins Point Dam to Sioux City with a personal-best time of 7 hours, 44 minutes, placing third in the men’s solo division.

The Pierre-Fort Pierre Kiwanis Club’s fund-raising concert, which was postponed by winter weather in March, will now be held next Friday, June 7, at the Riggs theater featuring the East of Westreville band as well as fiddler/violinist Kenny Putnam. Tickets are $12.50 in advance from any Kiwanian and $15 at the door.

Alma “Boots” Farris, 89, died at home in Pierre May 25. The funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church. Visitation is tonight (Thursday) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Isburg Funeral Chapel with a prayer service there at 7. Alma grew up at Okaton and married Charles “Buster” Farris in 1948. She continued to raise her six children after he died unexpectedly in 1964. She is survived by her six children, Kathy Hall of Morehead, Ky., Pat Gordon of Pierre, Fred Farris of Watertown, Ed Farris of Mankato, Minn., Rick Farris of Pierre and Ron Farris of Pierre; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Kirsten Krueger graduated from Northern State University with a master of science in education degree with an emphasis on clinical mental health counseling.


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