Vol. 20, No. 37; Thursday, June 6, 2019

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June 12: “Music from the Classics” concert at Steamboat Park, 8 p.m. (Band will rehearse at 6:30.) The concert will also include the Elks Lodge’s flag presentation.

June 19: Band rehearsal only, 6:30 p.m.

June 20: “Super Heroes” concert at Oahe Days’ “Taste of Pierre” at Steamboat Park at 8 p.m.


Girls golf: At the state “AA” tournament in Watertown Monday and Tuesday the Lady Govs finished fifth among 16 teams with a combined score of 115 over par. O’Gorman won the team title, followed by Aberdeen Central, Yankton and Roosevelt. Annabelle Simpson placed 17th with a tourney of 81-85=166, 22 over. Halle Gronlund with an 88-79=167, 23 over par, tied for 18th place. Anna Otto tied for 32nd at 93-86=179, 35 over. Kaitlyn Swenson was 42nd at 97-89=156, 42 over. Jessa McTighe finished at 43 over with a scorecard of 94-93=187, tying for 44th. Ellie Jo Simpson tied for 46th at 44 over, 103-85=188.


Football: In the new SDHSAA sports alignments for the next two school years, the Buffaloes will be in Class 11B’s Region 4 with Winner, St. Thomas More, Bennett County, Hot Springs and Lead/Deadwood.


Golf: At the girls state “B” tournament in Yankton Lauren Wittler tied for fourth in the state with a 36-over-par 94-86=180. Kara Huse tied for 33rd place with a 63-over 102-105=207. Burke won the team title, followed by Deubrook Area. In the boys state tournament Nick Wittler tied for 31st place at 36 over par with a 91-89=180. James Valley Christian was state boys champion, followed by Platte-Geddes.

Football: The SDHSAA alignments for the 2019-2000 and 2000-2001 school years have been determined, and for Sully Buttes football there is a major change. The Chargers are moving up from Class 9B to Class 9A, which is great news for the schools Sully Buttes has dominated in their 9B region the past few seasons. In Region 4 of 9A football will be Sully Buttes, Potter County, Timber Lake, Wall, Philip and New Underwood.

Basketball/volleyball: In the new SDHSAA alignments the Chargers will remain in Class B’s Region 2. The only change in the region is that Leola/Frederick has been shifted out of the region, and coming in will be Lower Brule.

Wrestling: For many years Sully Buttes wrestlers have gone west to the Region 4 tournament, but that will change under the new SDHSAA alignments for the next two school years. Sully Buttes has been moved out of Region 4 and into Region 1, the northeast region, which also will include Potter County, Britton-Hecla, Clark-Willow Lake, Deuel, Faulkton Area, Groton Area, Hamlin/Castlewood, Ipswich/Leola/Bowdle, Kingsbury County, Redfield, Sioux Valley, Sisseton, Tiospa Zina, Warner/Northwestern and Webster Area.


Thursday: coconut.
Friday-Sunday: raspberry.
Monday-Tuesday: cinnamon.
Wednesday-Thursday: pineapple.
June 14-16: black cherry.
June 17-18: orange.
June 19-20: huckleberry.


“Learning is a treasure that accompanies its owner everywhere.”

— Chinese proverb


1 day: Women’s soccer World Cup (June 7-July 7).
3 days: Tony awards, CBS-TV (June 9).
8 days: Black Hills Playhouse’s “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood” (June 14-30).
14 days: Oahe Days (June 20-22).
15 days: Riggs High Class of 2009 10-year reunion (June 21-22).
15 days: Riggs High Class of 1979 40-year reunion (June 21-22).
20 days: Democratic presidential candidates debates, MSNBC (June 26-27).
29 days: Black Hills Playhouse’s “Side Show” (July 5-21).
33 days: Baseball All-Star Game (July 9).
36 days: Central South Dakota 4-H Rodeo, Blunt (July 12).
42 days: Region 3A Legion baseball regional tournament, Pierre (July 18-21).
43 days: Oahe Blues Festival (July 19-20).
43 days: Governor’s Cup walleye fishing tournament (July 19-21).
43 days: Pierre Players’ “Peter and the Starcatcher” (July 19-21, 25-27).
44 days: 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing (July 20).
50 days: State Legion baseball tournament, Mitchell (July 26-30).
50 days: Black Hills Playhouse’s “Mamma Mia!” (July 26-Aug. 11).
54 days: Democratic presidential candidates debates, CNN (July 30-31).
60 days: Sturgis motorcycle rally (Aug. 5-11).
62 days: Central Plains Regional Legion baseball tournament, Sioux Falls (Aug. 7-11).
63 days: Sully County Fair, Onida (Aug. 8-11).
65 days: Casey Tibbs/South Dakota Rodeo Center 10th anniversary celebration (Aug. 10).
71 days: Black Hills Playhouse’s “Steel Magnolias” (Aug. 16-25).
78 days: BluntFest (Aug. 23-25).
78 days: Stanley County and Sully Buttes football openers (Aug. 23).
84 days: South Dakota State Fair, Huron (Aug. 29-Sept. 2).
85 days: Pierre football opener (Aug. 30).


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


Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed-out charge card.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons lost at Atlanta, 3-0, and lost to Philadelphia, 3-2. Their next matches are Saturday at Colorado and June 12 at home vs. Sporting Kansas City.


It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.

— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


Minnesota Twins:
Thursday: at Cleveland, 6:10, FSN.
Friday: at Detroit, 6:10, FSN.
Saturday: at Detroit, 3:10, FSN.
Sunday: at Detroit, 12:10, FSN.
Tuesday: Seattle, 7:10, FSN.
Wednesday: Seattle, 7:10, FSN.
Thursday: Seattle, 12:10, FSN.
June 14-15-16: Kansas City.
June 17-18-19: Boston.

Chicago Cubs:
Thursday: Colorado, 1:20.
Friday: St. Louis, 1:20, MLBN.
Saturday: St. Louis, 6:15, Fox.
Sunday: St. Louis, 6:05, ESPN.
Monday: at Colorado, 7:40.
Tuesday: at Colorado, 7:40.
Wednesday: at Colorado, 2:10, MLBN.
June 13-14-15-16: at Los Angeles Dodgers.
June 18-19: Chicago White Sox.
June 20: New York Mets.

Colorado Rockies (times MDT):
Thursday: at Chicago Cubs, 2:20.
Friday: at New York Mets, 5:10.
Saturday: at New York Mets, 5:15, Fox.
Sunday: at New York Mets, 11:10.
Monday: Chicago Cubs, 6:40.
Tuesday: Chicago Cubs, 6:40.
Wednesday: Chicago Cubs, 1:10, MLBN.

Four Corners: The local amateur team in the Pony Hills League defeated Miller, 10-3, as Brian Graves had three hits and four RBIs and Spencer Sarringar three hits and three RBIs.

Pierre Trappers: The Trappers went 3-5 on their first long road trip of the season. At Spearfish they won the opener, 7-2, as Bill Moreland had a solo homer and Niko Piazza four RBIs. Pierre also lost at Spearfish, 8-7 and 14-3. At Aberdeen the Trappers lost to Hub City, 7-2 and 14-10, but in between they beat the Hot Shots, 7-4, on ninth-inning RBI doubles by Seth Brewer and Zane Phelps. At Minot the Trappers split with Souris Valley, losing 5-3 and winning 7-5. Trappers home games in the next two weeks—Friday, Saturday and Sunday vs. Wheat City (Brandon, Manitoba); Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday vs. Badlands (Dickinson); June 17-18 vs. Hastings.

Pierre Post 8: The Post 8 season opened with a doubleheader sweep over Renner Post 307. In a 5-1 win Maguire Raske threw five shutout innings, and Jack Van Camp pitched the final two frames. Grey Zabel hit a home run. In an 8-6 win Zabel slugged a three-run homer, and Zabel, Garrett Stout and Josh Rowse shared the pitching. A doubleheader vs. Brandon Valley was postponed by weather. Post 8 then split a twinbill against Rapid City Post 320. In a 4-2 win Raske threw a complete-game win, walking only one while striking out 11. Pierre won despite getting only three hits. In a 3-2 loss starter Stout struck out nine. The Rapid City team got all three of its runs in the fourth inning. On Tuesday it was another doubleheader split, Post 8 losing to Mitchell, 14-4, in the first game but winning the nightcap in five innings, 11-1. Pierre took a 4-2 record into a doubleheader at Sioux Falls East last night (Wednesday).

Border Battle schedule: Post 8 and Rapid City Post 320 will take turns playing Bismarck and Mandan in the Border Battle at Hyde Stadium Friday and Saturday. Pierre’s games will be at 5 p.m. Friday vs. Mandan, 7 p.m. Friday vs. Bismarck, 2 p.m. Saturday vs. Bismarck and 4 p.m. Saturday vs. Mandan. Post 320 will play the North Dakota teams earlier each day.

Other Post 8 upcoming games: — Tuesday, June 11: home vs. Rapid City Post 22, 5 p.m. doubleheader. — Thursday-Sunday, June 13-16: at Dakota Classic, Sioux Falls. — Monday, June 17: home vs. Bismarck, 7 p.m. single game.


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): At the Principal Charity Classic in Des Moines, Tom tied for 43rd place with a scorecard of 68-75-71=214, 2 under par. He earned $7,585. Next on the Tour is the Mastercard Japan Championship at Narita-shi, Japan, Friday through Sunday.


“Moderation in temper is always a virtue, but moderation in principle is always a vice.”

— Thomas Paine


Sioux Falls Storm: The Storm stampeded San Diego, 60-7, to improve to 10-2 for the season. Sioux Falls finishes the regular season at home vs. Iowa Saturday and Bismarck June 15.


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

Friday, June 7:
Paul Karbner, Polly Kuykendall, Ellie Gran, Trailyn Townsend, Anthony Hatlestad, Erik Gilbertson, Sarah Sullivan, Stacey Somsen, Sara Anderson, Van Huse, Bretton Barber, Hudson Barber, Lydia Sullivan
— 44th anniversary, Dick/Patti Stolp.
— 5th anniversary, Eric/Christina (Adams) Lusk.
— 16th anniversary, Joe/Gina (Nickolas) Gruman.
— 5th anniversary, Cody/Susan (Van Camp) Wendelbo.
— 16th anniversary, Andy/Janelle (Kvislen) Carda.
— 44th anniversary, Joe/Cindy Jungman.

Saturday, June 8:
Kristin Brost, Darcy Beck-Boersma, Mike Garrett, Ellen Lee, Torri (Ice) Lechtenberg, Brenda (McGee) Currier, Krista Wright, Patty Pearson, Michelle (Monroe) Kettler.
— Anniversary, Jeff/Connie Pierce.
— 6th anniversary, Jay/Susan Davis.
— 61st anniversary, Dennis/Shirley Eisnach.
— 55th anniversary, Larry/Colleen Weiss.
— 6th anniversary, Cody/Timaree (Ice) Axlund.
— 17th anniversary, Jon/Allyson (Friez) Kreycik.
— 17th anniversary, Chris/Mahryah (Dixon) Anderson.
— 17th anniversary, Ben/Jody Clair.

Sunday, June 9:
Jed Hillestad, Katie (Shoup) Nebelsick, Alan LaFave, Justin Hipple, Ethan Lors, Isaac Lors, Jon Stahl, Chris DeJabet, Peggy (Huse) Hyde, Dane Hagen, Bart Pullman, Peter Townsend, Sivage Schuetzle.
— 2nd anniversary, Uriah/Emily (Zarecky) Steber.
— 35th anniversary, Bill/Suzanne (Hertel) Stahl.
— 7th anniversary, Bobby/Sarah (Ramirez) Ramler.
— 18th anniversary, Ryan/Trish Murphy.
— 12th anniversary, Bret/Caitie (Wagner) Graves.
— 12th anniversary, Chris/Mallory (Petersen) Dekker.
— 7th anniversary, Jeff/Stacy (Huss) Hegge.
— 12th anniversary, Will/Molly (Tillman) Gengler.

Monday, June 10:
Derek Smith, Kelly Tobin, Cory Noordermeer, Matt Riter, Woody Stahl, Chris Hipple, Kelli Nutter, Harry Kumpala, Lincoln Jordre.
— 19th anniversary, Jon/Cathy (Hansen) Stahl.
— 13th anniversary, Greg/Nancy (Dewell) Lemieux.
— Anniversary, Scott/Amy (Kirkpatrick) Harris.
— 13th anniversary, Travis/Amber (Ness) Stout.

Tuesday, June 11:
Adam Wyly, Samantha (Hestdalen) Van Zee, Kim Di Benedetto, Mike Kelley, Francis Bies, Jim Protexter, Lindsay (Peitz) Rounds, Dawn Langley, Aaron Roubideaux, Sara Weischedel, Andrew Kightlinger.
— 3rd anniversary, Justin/Michelle (Kopecky) O’Daniel.
— 15th anniversary, Robert/Kay (Ricketts) Hanten.
— 14th anniversary, Michael/April Hobert.
— 9th anniversary, Greg/Amanda (Ford) DeMeritt.
— 8th anniversary, Wes/Ashley (Dunwoody) Dugstad.

Wednesday, June 12:
Annie Heath, Trey Livermont, Jory Rogers, Sean Roemen, Lois Sivage, Steve Cass, Blake Hyde, Angela Hall, Kathy Heiss, Stacy Jo Johnson, Lindsey (Luers) Hyde, Jackie (Christenson) Jessup, Jesse Gates, Kaden Hight, Rolly Kemink, Jeff Marshall.
— 37th anniversary, Bernie/Julie Linn.
— 4th anniversary, Kreighton/Brittandy (Kirkpatrick) Baxter.
— 32nd anniversary, Dave/Joni (Welch) Lingle.
— 43rd anniversary, Dave/De (Welch) Knudson.
— 15th anniversary, Waylon/Katie (Thompson) Rochelle.
— 15th anniversary, Brady/Sheri Douglas.
— 15th anniversary, Darrin/Brenda Dykstra.
— 15th anniversary, Michael/Amy (Kenzy) Strobbe.

Thursday, June 13:
Renee Osterkamp, Jamison Rounds, Charlie Shives, Mark King, Mitchell Hansen, Brittany Kenzy, Nathan Zimmerman, Rocco Huber, Jeremy Joel.
— 4th anniversary, Drew/April White.
— 4th anniversary, Jesse/Whitney Martin.
— 65th anniversary, Myron/Mabel Kusler.
— 16th anniversary, Brian/Amy (Ripperger) Grunewaldt.
— 55th anniversary, Greg/Karen Schaefer.
— 10th anniversary, Jon/Torri (Ice) Lechtenberg.
— 10th anniversary, Yohance/Ann (Schaack) Humphery.

Friday, June 14:
Larry Lyngstad, Travis Hull, Katie Stager, Troy Kuszmaul, Dana Houdek, Patrecia Nicholas, Jake Rysdon, Presley Martin, Blaine Eagle, Adriana Dvorak.
— 16th anniversary, Matt/Amy (Haase) Eldridge.
— 16th anniversary, Jeremy/Renee Hamm.
— 22nd anniversary, Scott/Stacy (Alt) Decker.
— 16th anniversary, Clark/Nicole (Roseland) Vold.
— 16th anniversary, Collin/Danae (Darrington) Gregerson.
— 10th anniversary, Scott/Anne (Eichstadt) Saniuk.
— 17th anniversary, Aaron/Lindsay Weaver.
— 16th anniversary, Ryan/Sheri (Elenbaum) Doolittle.

Saturday, June 15:
Lennon Husman, Landon Van Zee, Tobie Jo Welch, Kyle Tobin, Ray Smart, Molly Bock, Lou Manus, Tyler Pruess, Holly (Vosberg) Nemec, Stephanie Vietor, De Vante Miller, Kandi Hovis, Lucas Scheibe, Daniel Etzkorn.
— 6th anniversary, Josh/Tessa (Bollinger) Hartmann.
— 6th anniversary, Kody/Blaine (Dryden) Bridger.
— 7th anniversary, Jesse/Timmi (Lunsford) Hutchison.
— 6th anniversary, Radley/Kelcie (Cross) Hohenberger.
— 7th anniversary, Alan/Courtney (Hackett) Freng.
— 12th anniversary, Derek/Brittney (Lamb) Schiefelbein.
— 6th anniversary, Jhett/Jennifer Schuetzle.
— 7th anniversary, Jon/Jenna (Wickersham) Morin.
— 46th anniversary, Tom/Peggy Huber.

Sunday, June 16:
Caleb Gilkerson, Ken Shelbourn, Chelsey Severson, Jenna Schiefelbein, Van Stewart, Nancy Hanson, Tanner Fitzke, Monica (Currier) Robbins, Chad Holsteen, Matthew Schlosser, August Stofferahn, Katie Eberlein, James Blackmore, Dustin Jordan.
— 13th anniversary, Dallas/Mindy Cronin.
— 1st anniversary, Matt/Taryn (Wolf) Blaseg.
— 1st anniversary, Brandon/Kayla Vockrodt.
— 12th anniversary, Justin/Krista (Schmidt) Sarvis.
— 7th anniversary, Dominic/Abby (Pitlick) Bottenfield.
— 7th anniversary Chris/Becky (Barringer) Hoffman.
— 35th anniversary, Brian/Lisa Bondy.
— 43rd anniversary, Ed/Julie (Stahl) Welch.
— 7th anniversary, Brandon/Amy (Breitag) Boulay.

Monday, June 17:
Brittany Hedman, Cathy (Wood) Georgis, Lisa (Ripley) Trenhaile, Logan Costello, Miles Orr, Kim (Hill) Burge, Katie Lingle.
— 14th anniversary, Kirby/Brooke (Hall) Cronin.
— 13th anniversary, Aric/Tracy (Stoeser) Frost.
— 13th anniversary, Jamie/Kasey Liudahl.
— 13th anniversary, John/Kendra (Jensen) Kallemeyn.
— 30th anniversary, Karl/Joan Adam.

Tuesday, June 18:
Patti Stolp, Julene Yackley, Oliver Gordon, Lacey (Boehmer) Hogan, Dana Darger, Rob Hall, Rex Craven, Terrance Walters, Chad Jungman, Kasey Light, Kylie LIght, Tucker Light, Tiffany Light.
— 3rd anniversary, Allen/Sadie (Fitzke) Goodman.
— 31st anniversary, Brad/Tammy (Helgeson) Cruse.
— 7th anniversary, Johnnie/Ami (Hanson) Kennell.

Wednesday, June 19:
Ellie Fox, Kea (Boyd) Warne, Staci Holden, Tom Lehmkuhl, Jeremy Mikkelsen, Alexa Rydland, Susan (Olson) West.
— 9th anniversary, Michael/Nicole (McComsey) Lewis.
— 43rd anniversary, Bob/Nancy (Shelbourn) Shoup.
— 65th anniversary, James/Joan Likness.
— 9th anniversary, Kody/Lindsey (Friez) Karschnik.
— 15th anniversary, Jody/Christy (Maskovich) Ryland.
— 15th anniversary, Jason/JoAan Fuhrer.
— 15th anniversary, Casey/Amanda (Wood) Krog.
— 15th anniversary, Erin/Susanne Harmon.

Thursday, June 20:
Megan Sutley, Judy Foth, Caynen Carr, Beth (Weischedel) Henrichsen, Gillian (Woodburn) Hanson, Mary Fredrichs, Amos Hauck.
— 4th anniversary, Riley/Rachel (Hanten) Haag.
— 32nd anniversary, Michael/Marcie (Lyngstad) Long.
— 5th anniversary, Tanner/Sarah (Pogany) Wald.
— 38th anniversary, Dave/Mary Voeltz.
— 21st anniversary, Kyle/Tammy Richards.
— 10th anniversary, Nick/Chelsey (Roberts) Renemans.


“All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.”

— Samuel Butler


  • The United States Women’s National Soccer Team, defending champions of the World Cup, will play in Group F, one of six four-nation groups, along with Chile, Thailand and Sweden. Pool play begins Friday and runs through June 20. The round of 16 runs June 20-25 with the quarterfinals June 27-29, the semifinals July 2-3 and the final July 7. Here are the USA matches in group play:
    • vs. Thailand, Tuesday, June 11, 2 p.m., Fox.
    • vs. Chile, Sunday, June 16, 11 a.m., Fox.
    • vs. Sweden, Thursday, June 20, 2 p.m., Fox.
  • Beginning with this issue, your aging, tired editor will go on summer schedule, which means The Midweek Update will show up every other week, so watch for the next issue on Thursday, June 20.


The June 9 service at the Oahe Chapel at 8 a.m. will be conducted by Oahe Presbyterian Church. On June 16 First Baptist Church will be in charge of the service.

Riggs High School student Isaac Buchholz has been selected as one of South Dakota’s two delegates to the American Legion’s Boys Nation in Washington this summer. At Boys State in Aberdeen last week, Isaac was chosen for that honor along with Caleb Weiland of Beresford. William Kessler from Riggs High was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives during Boys State elections.

The spring semester Dean’s List at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology includes these area students: Grady Tibbs, Kole Pickner, Benjamin Deis, Powell Klinger, Matthew Pugh, Micah Runner, Samuel Ryckman.

Riggs High alumnus Drew White successfully defended his dissertation last week at the University of Nebraska and now officially is Dr. White. He, his wife April and their son Henry live in Lincoln.

Annie Woodmansey, Riggs High graduate who attended Northern State University, was first runner-up in the Miss South Dakota pageant in Hot Springs last weekend. For that honor she earned a $4,500 scholarship. Earlier in the weekend she was a preliminary talent winner, earning a $1,000 scholarship, and an onstage interview winner, earning $1,500. The new Miss South Dakota is Amber Hulse of Hot Springs, who entered the pageant as Miss State Fair. (News courtesy of Dakota Radio Group’s “My Daily News.”)

Bernice Huber, 92, Pierre, died May 29. Her funeral took place Monday at Faith Lutheran Church. She married Homer Huber in 1945. They farmed near Cresbard, then lived in Minneapolis while Homer attended barber school. They came to Pierre in 1950. She is survived by her children, Warren Huber, Paulette Allwardt, Juanita Huber and Joel Huber; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a brother and two sisters.

The 65th wedding anniversary of Mike and Margaret Mikkelsen of Agar will be celebrated at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, June 8, at the home of Steve and Pat Mikkelsen in Agar.

Judge John Brown of South Dakota’s Sixth Circuit Court is retiring this month after 11 years as a judge.

The “Sundays at the Legion” music series continues at the Legion cabin deck from 5;30 to 8:30 p.m. this Sunday with music provided by The Homestretch Band. On June 16 Mike Hilson will be the guest performer.

Rachel Propst was named to the Summit League’s Academic All-Summit League team for outdoor track just as she was for the indoor track season last winter.

University of Minnesota pitcher Nolan Burchill, son of Tom and Paula (Adam) Burchill of Sioux Falls, is playing collegiate ball this summer with the Saugerties Stallions of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League in Saugerties, N.Y. That city is located on the west bank of the Hudson River just south of Albany. Three other Minnesota teammates are also playing on the Stallions team.

Nick and Liz (Winter) Marso became parents on May 30. Their son, Calvin Paul Marso, weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 21 3/4 inches.

Tori Thorpe has been selected as one of the three captains of this fall’s women’s soccer team at Northern State University.

The Surprise Package mixed vocal group from Pierre will perform a benefit concert on behalf of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Lutheran Memorial Church.

Holly (Knox) Perli, who works in nurse education for Regional Health in Rapid City, is a member of the inaugural class of the Billie Sutton Leadership Institute. The class met for the first time at a retreat at the Arrowhead Convention Center at Cedar Shores Resort in Oacoma last weekend. The first class chosen from 100 applicants by Sutton and his staff is composed of a select group of professionals, community leaders, local elected officials and people interested in public service and involvement in their communities.

Dr. Lance Roberts, whose wife is the former Jerilyn Cass of Pierre, has been named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He will begin serving in that capacity on June 22 and remain until a new provost is named. Dr. Roberts’ usual positions at Mines are professor and head of the Department of Mining Engineering and Management.

Helen King, 79, Blunt, died Monday. Her funeral service is being held this (Thursday) morning at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Pierre. Helen grew up on her family’s farm south of Harrold. She graduated from Harrold High School in 1958 and attended Northern State University. She married Chuck King in 1962. Helen worked for the state for 49 years, most of that time at the state fire marshal’s office. She is survived by her two sons, Spike King and his wife Brenda of Blunt and Mark King of Pierre; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and her sister, Ellen Miller of Seneca.

Creative Chair is a collection of interviews with some of the world’s most creative people. In their 50 states series, Creative Chair has most recently interviewed Pierre’s own Jim Pollock, who was one of the 46 artists in the U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Artist Program. You can read the entire interview with Jim and see some of his fantastic paintings of soldiers in combat at this link:

The spring semester Dean’s List at South Dakota State University has been released by the school, and it includes the following area students: Clay Feller, Reed Feller, Ethan Leif, Cooper Carter, Shale Kramme, Martee Larson (4.0), Anna Maher, Ashley Theobald (4.0), Conner Archer, Marinda Archer, Erin Foth, Greer Hofer, Audrey Johnson (4.0), Joshua Weinheimer (4.0), Hannah Becker (4.0), Kaylee Becker (4.0), Michell Boe, Michael Buhl, Addison Eisenbeisz, Bennett Eisenbeisz, Daniel Ellenbecker, Samantha Gortmaker (4.0), Anna Haberman, Sarah Haberman (4.0), Nathanael Hill (4.0), Alyssa Iedema, Tayler Larsen, Abby Lingle, Madison McLaury (4.0), Stephanie Nelson, Rachel Propst (4.0), Caitlin Reimers, Madelyn Reinke (4.0), Emily Rice, Hudson Rohrbach, Kayla Rounds, Matthew Rounds, Evan Rumrill (4.0), Brett Samuelson (4.0), Sierrah Schlekeway, Kailee Schultz (4.0), Erin Severyn, Erika Stout (4.0), Kallie Stout, Julia Stueven, Moina Syed (4.0), Emily Trapp, Rebecca Urban, Nicholas Wiebe, Marie Zander (4.0), Amanda Culberson (4.0).


“One must be worried, deeply worried, about attacks on our democratic institutions by the needless and manufactured emergencies, the divisiveness, the stoking of combustible religious and ethnic animosities, the false sense of victim-hood, the lies, the corruption, all of it. Each news alert, it seems, brings a new low, a new threat, a new debasement of what we thought was possible. . . .

“I do not take the damage occurring today lightly. Real people are suffering in dire and irrevocable ways. And that is set against a backdrop, a legitimate fear that our political system is so wrecked that even a popular vote may not be enough to rescue us from this mess.

“But I also believe that we have a spirit in this country to adapt to stress and strain and change. We are remarkably resilient or at least have been. I believe we still are. I honestly do. I hear it in your voices and see it in the energy of those who will not give in or give up. We cannot minimize what we face. But we cannot believe that it is insurmountable.”

— Dan Rather


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