Vol. 20, No. 36; Thursday, May 30, 2024

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THOUGHT FOR TODAY

“The less talent they have, the more pride, vanity and arrogance they have. All these fools, however, find other fools who applaud them.”
– Erasmus, 1509

PIERRE GOVERNORS SPORTS ROUNDUP

Girls track: At the state “AA” meet in Sioux Falls, Reese Terwilliger became the state champion in the shot put with a winning heave of 41’10 1/2″ and placed sixth in the discus at 114’4″. Kali Ringstmeyer earned team points in two events— third in the 100 in :12.49 and third in the 200 in :26.03. Charlee Williams-Smith placed fourth in the 400 in :59.55 and eighth in the 200 in :26.83.. Brandon Valley was the team champion with Spearfish second and Rapid City Stevens third. Pierre was 10th.

Other Pierre girls events at the state meet:
— 4×800 relay 13th, 10:29.99 (Mason Berg, Gwen Richter, Jazzlyn Rombough, Elaina Rounds).
— 1600-meter sprint medley relay 15th, 4:40.29 (Amara Dell, Allyson Bauer, Reed Curry, Jazzlyn Rombough).
—- McKayla Sherwood, long jump, 16th, 15’11 1/2″.
—- Grace Richter, long jump, 19th, 15’7 1/4″.
—- Anastyn Baade, long jump, 25th, 14’4 1/4″.
—- Surrinne Eide, shot put, 17th, 33’8 1/2″.

Boys track: At the state “AA” meet, Jared Lutmer was state champion in the 3200-meter run in 9:20.74 and also placed sixth in the 1600 in 4:21.79. Greyson Schuetzle placed fifth in the 110-meter hurdles in :15.33. Caleb Morris was seventh in the 3200 in 9:34.06. The 4×800 relay team of Jayden Brandt, Haeden Wheelhouse, Caleb Morris and Jared Lutmer placed seventh in 8:19.71. Sioux Falls Lincoln was the team champion with Rapid City Stevens second and Harrisburg third. Pierre was 12th.

Other Pierre boys events at the state meet:
— Colby Carey, pole vault, 11th, 12’10”.
— 1600-meter sprint medley relay, 17th, 3:54.90 (McCoy Carey, Keenan Scott, Steven Blanchette, Haeden Wheelhouse).
— Eli Boutchee, javelin, 11th, 145’6″.
— Colter Babcock, javelin, 14th, 140’7″.
— Emmit Andersen, discus, 21st, 121’1″.
— Carson Stoeser, long jump, tied 14th, 20’2 3/4″.
— Emmit Andersen, shot put, 20th, 42’8 1/4″.

Girls golf: At the ESD meet Pierre was fourth behind Mitchell, Watertown and Aberdeen Central. Hadley Hart placed sixth with a 14-over-par 86. Annie Mosteller tied for 16th at 17-over 89. Sittie Kasan tied for 18th at 19-over 91. Kiera Mertes carded a 99 and Drew Rectenbaugh a 103.

STANLEY COUNTY BUFFALOES SPORTS ROUNDUP

Track: At the state “A” meet in Sioux Falls, the Buffaloes’ Barret Schweitzer placed fourth in the javelin event with a throw of 154’6″. Paxton Deal placed sixth in the long jump at 20’3 1/2″. The Stanley County boys were 30th. The “A” boys state title was won by Sioux Falls Christian, followed by Custer and West Central at the top of the team standings.

SULLY BUTTES CHARGERS SPORTS ROUNDUP

Track: In girls’ events at the state “B” meet in Sioux Falls, Olivia Olson was a double medal-winner, placing fourth in the 300-meter hurdles in :47.13 and eighth in the 200-meter dash in :27.96. Addison Chicoine was 20th in the shot put at 31’3/4″ and Payge Bakker 35th in that event at 28’3″. In boys’ events Gavin Barber placed seventh in the 400 in :57.06, and Atticus Miles was 18th in the javelin at 122’9″.

ZESTO SHERBET SCHEDULE

Thursday: almond.
Friday-Sunday: cherry.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“We don’t know how life is going to treat us, but no matter what, our response to life is 100% our very own.”
– Dr. Vance Thompson in his USD commencement address

BASEBALL UPDATE

Pierre Post 8 Legion schedule:
— Thursday: at Watertown, 5 and 7 p.m.
— Friday: at Brookings, 5 and 7 p.m.
— Tuesday: home vs. Renner, 5 and 7 p.m.
— Wednesday: at Mandan, 5 and 7 p.m.
— June 10: at Rapid City Post 320, 5 and 7 p.m.

Minnesota Twins schedule:
— Thursday: Kansas City, 12:10 p.m.
— Friday: at Houston, 7:10 p.m.
— Saturday: at Houston, 3:10 p.m.
— Sunday: at Houston, 1:05 p.m.
— Tuesday: at New York Yankees, 6:05 p.m.
— Wednesday: at New York Yankees, 6:05 p.m.
— Thursday: at New York Yankees, 6:05 p.m.
— June 7-8-9: at Pittsburgh, 5:40, 3:05, 12:35.
— June 10-11-12: Colorado, 6:40, 6:40, 12:10.
— June 13: Oakland, 6:40 p.m.

High school baseball: The state “A” championship was won by Sioux Falls Lincoln. The Patriots shut out top-seeded Harrisburg, 7-0, in the title game.

Sioux Falls Canaries (Spencer Sarringar): The Canaries split a pair with Milwaukee, losing 9-8 and winning 4-1. In the latter game Spencer went 1-for-3 and scored a run. On Memorial Day the Birds swept a pair at Gary/South Shore, 6-2 and 4-1. Spencer played left field instead of catcher in both games, going 0-for-4 and 0-for-2. Sioux Falls had a record of 10-6 through Wednesday morning. The team is home vs. Sioux City Friday, Saturday and Sunday and home vs. Kansas City next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The team plays at Lincoln June 7-8-9 and at Kansas City June 10-11-12.

Oahe Zap: Pierre’s summer collegiate baseball team stands at 1-4 after the season’s first five games, all at home. The Zap lost three of four to Fremont, losing 6-4, 6-5 and 6-4 and winning 9-5. On Tuesday the Zap lost to Spearfish, 10-6. Upcoming Zap schedule: Thursday-Friday, at Hastings; Saturday-Sunday-Monday, at Fremont; next Wednesday-Thursday, home vs. Nebraska; June 7-8-9, home vs. Hastings; June 11, at Spearfish; June 12-13, home vs. Casper.

CAPITAL CITY BAND SCHEDULE

Wednesday, June 5: “Strike Up the Band”; Steamboat Park amphitheater, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12: “Salute to the U.S. Flag”; Steamboat Park amphitheater, 8 p.m.

COUNTDOWN

2 days: Crazy Horse volksmarch (June 1).
4 days: State girls golf tournaments, AA Yankton, A Sioux Falls, B Brookings (June 3-4).
4 days: State “B” boys golf tournament, Brookings (June 3-4).
5 days: Primary elections and local elections (June 4).
10 days: “The Play That Goes Wrong” at Black Hills Playhouse (June 9-23).
15 days: Oahe Days music and arts festival (June 14-15).
15 days: Flag Day (June 14).
17 days: Fathers Day (June 16).
17 days: Tony awards, CBS-TV (June 16).
20 days: Juneteenth (June 19).
21 days: First day of summer (June 20).
31 days: “The Little Mermaid: at Black Hills Playhouse (June 30-July 14).
35 days: Independence Day (July 4).
46 days: Republican National Convention, Milwaukee (July 15-18).
47 days: Baseball All-Star Game, Arlington, Texas (July 16).
50 days: Hills Alive music festival, Rapid City (July 19-21).
52 days: Joe Mauer’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y. (July 21).
52 days: “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” at Black Hills Playhouse (July 21-Aug. 4).
57 days: Olympic Games, Paris (July 26-Aug. 11).
58 days: Oahe Blues Festival (July 27).
64 days: Sturgis motorcycle rally (Aug. 2-11).
73 days: State Senior Games, Pierre (Aug. 8-11).
76 days: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” at Black Hills Playhouse (Aug. 11-17).
81days: Central States Fair, Rapid City (Aug. 16-24).
82 days: BluntFest (Aug. 17).
84 days: Democratic National Convention, Chicago (Aug. 19-22).
96 days: Women’s soccer World Cup (Aug. 31-Sept. 23).

PARKER’S PERSONAL NOTES

  • We now begin our every-other-week schedule for the Midweek Update during the summer months. The next edition will be yours on Thursday, June 13.
  • If you’re a fan of Broadway musicals as am I, check out South Dakota Public Television at 8 p.m. CDT this Friday, May 31. A special “Great Performances” will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, which resulted in so many legendary musicals and the songs which were part of them.

WORDS OF WISDOM

“Life can be heavy, especially if you try to carry it all at once. Part of growing up and moving into new chapters of your life is about catch-and-release. What I mean by that is know what things to keep and what things to release. Decide what is yours to hold and let the rest go. Often times the good things in hour life are lighter anyway. So there’s more room for them.”
– Taylor Swift

BIRTHDAYS/ANNIVERSARIES

Thursday, May 30:
Kristin McNeely, Calvin Marso, Aaron Propst, Paul Schoenfelder, Priscilla Sommer, Jaxon Griffith, Eric Lebida, Judy Rapp, Jamie Lamb, Brianna Binger, Trish (Curtis) Schloeder, Jordan Bordewyk, Jason Rodgers, Linda Lomheim.
— 9th anniversary, Jason/Kelseyt Mangan.
— 9th anniversary, Will/Shuree Mortenson.
— 9th anniversary, Drew/Nicole Mickelson.
— 9th anniversary, Austin/Moriah (Wagner) Gross.

Friday, May 31:
Wes Dugstad, Jackson Hipple, Connie (Rislov) Casanova, Anna Engelbrecht, Kayla Engelbrecht, Jeff Robbins, Craig Feigum, Kirk Yackley, Alice Rapp, Tyler Bales, Levi James, Curry Kuehl, Rodney Parks, Lahnee Martin, Graham Protexter, Jay Mickelson, Tori Emerson, Jackie Schlaikjer, Melissa (Hitchcock) Maxwell.
— 3rd anniversary, Elias/Morgan (Sibson) Aguirre.
— 27th anniversary, Jon/Heather Seiler.
— 10th anniversary, Andrew/Heather Fergen.
— 10th anniversary, Nick/Liz (Winter) Marso.
— 11th anniversary, Aaron/Jenna (Goehring) Haller.
— 13th anniversary, Daniel/Christee (Staufer0 Hershberger.
— 21st anniversary, Jason/Lanete (McFarling) Kotilnek.
— 16th anniversary, Dan/Alissa (Harter) Schumacher.

Saturday, June 1:
Bruce Abels, Josh Ford, Amanda (Chick) Deelstra, Miranda Townsend, Simon Steele, Jonathan Huft,
Jerry Bollinger, Rick Jensen, Melinda (Kruger) Vetsch, Paige Erickson, Alex Roth, Tanner Johnson, Jullie (Inman) Darger.
— 22nd anniversary, Nathan/Kristin (Koupal) Venner.
— 11th anniversary, Elliot/Emily (Bloomberg) Meier.
— 61st anniversary, Dan/Helen Sutera.
— 51st anniversary, Mark/Marcia (Davis) Kozel.
— Anniversary, Criag/Gail Eichstadt.
— 8th anniversary, Aaron/Kayla (Pochop) Riswold.

Sunday, June 2:
Lila Houck, Ryan Beck, Marley Myers, Matt Judson, Nicole Erbele, Bill Shoup, Austyn Christiansen, TyAnn Herman, Sutton Fitzke, Tammy (Hinckley) Garrity, Julie (Shangreaux) Sibson, Momo-Kei Welch Okawa.
— 18th anniversary, Aaron/Ashley (Pries) Brewer.
— 6th anniversary, Ethan/Heather (Mangan) Fife.
— 18th anniversary, Mike/Lindsey Swenson.
— 6th anniversary, Cole/Kadence Cruse.
— 12th anniversary, Tony/Mackenzie (Kusser) Blake.
— 12th anniversary, Sam/Holly (Lindbloom) Gilkerson.
— 6th anniversary, Lou/Alyssa Mehlhaff.

Monday, June 3:
Shawn Hostler, Lucas Roberts, Seamus McDonough, Aspen Iverson, Amber (LaBrie) Shaw, Cohen Grunewaldt, Josh Vanderloo, Rusty Westall.
— 7th anniversary, Clint/Cally (Thomas) Kindred.
— 29th anniversary, Jon/Theresa Beastrom.
— 18th anniversary, Shawn/Jessica Lewis.
— 57th anniversary, Terry/Nancy Woster.
— 35th anniversary, Duane/Penny Unruh.
— 7th anniversary, Walter/Natasha Haag.
— 1st anniversary, Graham/Kassie Protexter.
— 35th anniversary, John/Sandy Zimmerman.
— 19th anniversary, Tylere/Tiffany (Tate) Stoeser.

Tuesday, June 4:
Carter Baloun, Harper Jo Anderson, Jessica (Evenstad) Haeder, Amanda Aadland, Ava Aadland, Aaron Blow, Nick Renemans, Ellen Johnson, Emily (Stout) Kelley, Scott Howard, Owen Zuercher, Bodie Bramblee, Tillie Haag.
— 41st anniversary, Gary/Genny McMath.
— 47th anniversary, Patrick/Jill Burger.
— 13th anniversary, Lucas/Angela Scheibe.
— 19th anniversary, Brian/Jennifer Lowery.
— 19th anniversary, Tony/Megan Darger.
— 19th anniversary, Scott/Sara (Goeden) Richardson.
— 19th anniversary, Brandon/Melanie (Bunkowske) Cruse.

Wednesday, June 5:
Carter Martin, Nate Chappelle, Madilyn Brakke, Dakota Huber, Chuck Weischedel, Alice (Scharnweber) Safe, Jeremy Clegg, Kalen Moodie, Sarah Lake, Joe Riis, Mike Fisher, Matt Bunkowske, Alexia Zeigler, Chad Larson.
— 14th anniversary, Brandon/Jennifer (Pogany) Kirchner.
— 20th anniversary, Chris/Deb (Micklos) Nelson.
— 14th anniversary, Jason/Hollie (Stutesman) Stoeser.
— 14th anniversary, Ross/Jennifer (Neuhauser) Tschetter.
— 20th anniversary, Andy/Deborah (Lucas) Leedahl.
— 14th anniversary, Brett/Amanda Fergen.
— 20th anniversary, Tim/Jamie Maher.
— 20th anniversary, Brad/Dawn Englund.
— 20th anniversary, Josh/Heather (Clausen) Redetzke.

Thursday June 6:
Roberta Lovald, Vona Johnson, J.J. Kuckr, Madeline Roby, Preston Workman, Willa Whitebird, Zach Hanson, Drayton Thomas, Katie Carter, Brad Garrett, Edna Chambers-Brady.
— 43rd anniversary, Ki/Jennie Weingart.
— 9th anniversary, Mitch/Jennie Boe.
— 55th anniversary, Bob/Eileen Kramer.
— 9th anniversary, Zane/Sarah (Albrecht) Pries.
— 59th anniversary, David/Suzanne (Lauing) Lockhart.
— 4th anniversary, Chas/Sheila (Ricketts) Olson.

Friday, June 7:
Paul Karber, Polly Kuykendall, Ellie Gran, Trailyn Townsend, Hudson Barber, Bretton Barber, Lydia Sullivan, Van Huse, Sara Anderson, Anthony Hatlestad, Erik Gilbertson, Sarah Sullivan, Stacey Somsen.
— 49th anniversary, Dick/Patti Stolp.
— 10th anniversary, Eric/Christina (Adams) Lusk.
— 21st anniversary, Joe/Gina (Nickolas) Gruman.
— 10th anniversary, Spencer/Christina Yackley.
— 21st anniversary, Cody/Susan (Van Camp) Wendelbo.
— 21st anniversary, Andy/Janelle (Kvislen) Carda.
— 49th anniversary, Joe/Cindy Jungman.

Saturday, June 8:
Michelle (Monroe) Kettler, Kristin Brost, Darcy Beck-Boersma, Mike Garrett, Ellen Lee, Torri (Ice) Lechtenberg, Brenda (McGee) Currier, Patty Pearson, Krista Wright.
— 11th anniversary, Jay/Susan Davis.
— Anniversary, Jeff/Connie Pierce.
— 11th anniversary, Cody/Timaree (Ice) Axlund.
— 22nd anniversary, Ben/Jody Clair.
— 22nd anniversary, Chris/Mahryah (Dixon) Anderson.
— 22nd anniversary, Jon/Allyson (Friez) Kreycik.

Sunday, June 9:
Bart Pullman, Sivage Schuetzle, Peter Townsend, Dane Hagen, Jon Stahl, Peggy (Huse) Hyde, Chris DeJabet, Justin Hipple, Alan LaFave, Katie (Shoup) Nebelsick, Layney Arbach, Jed Hillestad, Ethan Lors, Isaac Lors.
— 7th anniversary, Uriah/Emily (Zarecky) Steber.
— 40th anniversary, Bill/Suzanne (Hertel) Stahl.
— 12th anniversary, Bobby/Sarah (Ramirez) Ramler.
— 23rd anniversary, Ryan/Trish Murphy.
— 17th anniversary, Will/Molly (Tillman) Gengler.
— 12th anniversary, Bret/Caitie (Wagner) Graves.
— 12th anniversary, Chris/Mallory (Petersen) Dekker.
— 12th anniversary, Jeff/Stacy (Huss) Hegge.

Monday, June 10:
Derek Smith, Harry Kumpula, Kelli Nutter, Chris Hipple, Finley Steece, Matt Riter, Cory Noordermeer, Kelly Tobin, Lincoln Jordre.
— 24th anniversary, Jon/Cathy (Hansen) Stahl.
— 18th anniversary, Travis/Amber (Ness) Stout.
— Anniversary, Scott/Amy (Kirkpatrick) Harris.
— 18th anniversary, Greg/Nancy (Dewell) Lemieux.
— We fondly remember Woody Stahl and Buddy Welch on their birthdays.

Tuesday, June 11:
Adam Wyly, Tripp Lindekugel, Kim DiBenedetto, Francis Bies, Jim Protexter, Lindsay (Peitz) Rounds, Dawn Langley, Aaron Roubideaux, Sara Weischedel, Andrew Kightlinger, Samantha (Hestdalen) Van Zee.
— 8th anniversary, Justin/Michelle (Kopecky) O’Daniel.
— 63rd anniversary, Dale/Donna Gohl.
— 20th anniversary, Robert/Kay (Ricketts) Hanten.
— 19th anniversary, Michael/April Hobert.
— 14th anniversary, Greg/Amanda (Ford) DeMeritt.

Wednesday, June 12:
Annie Heath, Lois Sivage, Steve Cass, Blake Hyde, Stacy Jo Johnson, Angela Hall, Kathy Heiss, Jeff Marshall, Lindsey (Luers) Hyde, Jackie Christenson, Trey Livermont, Jory (Drayer) Rogers, Sean Roemen, Kaden Hight, Jesse Gates, Rolly Kemink.
— 42nd anniversary, Bernie/Julie Linn.
— 9th anniversary, Kreighton/Brittany (Kirkpatrick) Baxter.
— 37th anniversary, Dave/Joni (Welch) Lingle.
— 48th anniversary, Dave/De (Welch) Knudson.
— 20th anniversary, Michael/Amy (Kenzy) Strobbe.
— 20th anniversary, Brady/Sheri Douglas.
— 20th anniversary, Darren/Brenda Dykstra.
— 20th anniversary, Waylon/Katie (Thompson) Rochelle.

Thursday, June 13:
Rocco Huber, Nathan Zimmerman, Brittany Kenzy, Jeremy Joel, Luke Zellmer, Mark King, Mitchell Hansen, Bob Holloway, Charlie Shives, Jamison Rounds, Renee Osterkamp.
— 9th anniversary, Drew/April White.
— 9th anniversary, Jesse/Whitney Martin.
— 6th anniversary, Jack/Dianne (Bickett) Nielsen.
— 21st anniversary, Brian/Amy (Ripperger) Grunewaldt.
— 60th anniversary, Greg/Karen Schaefer.
— 15th anniversary, Jon/Torri (Ice) Lechtenberg.
— 15th anniversary, Yohance/Ann (Schaack) Humphery.

NEWS OF PEOPLE AND EVENTS

Monday, July 8, is auditions night for the next Pierre Players show. “She Kills Monsters” takes a cat of three males and six females. The show dates will be Sept.13-15 and 19-21. Lydia Kanz will be the director, assisted by Tyson Nafus.

Garrett Petersen of Onida, a Sully Buttes alumnus and current political science student at USD, will spend eight weeks this month and next in Washington, D.C., as a participant in the Fund for American Studies 2024 academic internship program. He will be an intern for South Dakota’s two U.S. senators, John Thune and Mike Rounds. Garrett will also be enrolled in a pair of economics and government courses at George Mason University’s campus in nearby Arlington, Va. (News courtesy of The Onida Watchman)

Mary (Woods) Greenfield, 79, died March 26. This Friday, May 31, a funeral for Mary and her sister, Connie Woods, who died in November, will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fort Pierre following eulogies for Mary and Connie, which will begin at 11 a.m. Mary graduated from Pierre High School in 1962. She worked as branch manager for the mall branch of First National Bank for 52 years. She is survived by her husband, Maynard Greenfield; her sister, Patty Rogers of Pierre; her daughter, Marie (Douglas) Sahli of Rapid City, and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Tom and Charles Woods, and her sister, Connie.

Nate Zimmerman graduated from the doctoral program in physical therapy at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Rochester. He and his wife, Claudia, are headed to begin jobs in Jackson, Wyo., in July. Nate will be working at a private physical therapy clinic. Claudia will be at an orthodontist’s office preparing to apply for dental school. Nate and Claudia were married last November.

Holly Knox was the recipient of the Human Spirit Award for Care and Compassion when the Rapid City Central drama department held its annual Epiphany Awards night last week. Holly has been president of ACTS, the theater department’s booster club.

At the state “AA” track meet in the boys 110-meter hurdles event, Tate Larson of Harrisburg, son of Onida native Derrick Larson, was second in :14.45. Right behind was Chris Sonnenschein’e son Clay, also of Harrisburg, in :15.11. In the 300-meter hurdles Tate was second in :39.50 and Clay fifth in :41.09. Tate also ran on Harrisburg’s winning 4×200 relay team, and Clay ran on Harrisburg’s 4×400 relay team, which placed sixth.

At next Tuesday’s election Stanley County voters will choose a school board member from among Mitch Kleinsasser, Patricia Duffy, Shaun Cronin and Shirley Swanson. Another race in Stanley County is for Republican committeewoman from Precinct 1 between Kathryn Severding and Kristin Gabriel.

Curtis and Kelly Egan, who live in Sioux Falls, announced this week that they are expecting a baby boy in September.

Lena Jones, 87, Vancouver, Wash., formerly of Pierre, died May 18. A memorial service will be held July 12 at Grace Reformed Church in Rapid City. Her husband, Norman Jones, pastored churches in Artas, S.D., and Sutton, Neb., and for more than 30 years in Pierre. Mrs. Jones also worked as a secretary at the South Dakota Legislature during sessions. She spent the last 17 years of her life in Vancouver. She is survived by three sisters; two brothers, two daughters, Anne in Colorado and Marjorie in Vancouver; two sons, Calvin in South Dakota and Norman in Minnesota; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three brothers.

A ribbon-cutting was held at Pierre’s new swimming pool in Griffin Park on Memorial Day, and the pool then opened for business for the first time.

American Bank & Trust in Pierre announced that Hayden Handcock has joined its team as the market president in Pierre. A native of Onida and a graduate of Sully Buttes High School and SDSU, Handcock returned to his hometown to begin his banking career. He has more than nine years of agriculture financial service experience in this part of the state. (News courtesy of The Onida Watchman)

Myrtle (Wells) Backlund, 91, died May 22 at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls. Her funeral took place Wednesday at Resurrection Lutheran Church, followed by burial at Black Hills National Cemetery. Myrtle graduated from Salem High School and General Beadle State Teachers College. She married Charles Backlund in 1954. She worked as a librarian, first in Woonsocket, then in Pierre, retiring from the State Library in 1992. She is survived by her husband, Charles Backlund; her brother, Martin Wells; her children, Douglas Backlund, Susan (Richard) Leach, Sally Thorn, and Ted (Wendy) Backlund; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and many other relatives.

The Pierre city commission took time Tuesday night to honor Jim Halling, whose last shift with the Pierre Police Department was Wednesday morning. He was the longest-serving certified law enforcement officer in the city. Halling was full-time with the PPD for 26 years, then went part-time as an airport police officer, serving 40 years in all. (News courtesy of KCCR Radio)
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“Elected officials who believe their own political survival is more important than anything else threaten the survival of our republic, no matter what they tell themselves to justify their cowardice.”
– Liz Cheney, former U.S. Congresswoman

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