Vol. 20, No. 39; Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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In Fort Pierre:
Thursday, 8 a.m.: 4K run.
Thursday, 10 a.m.: Parade.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Rodeo with fireworks following.
Friday, 7 p.m.: Rodeo.

NOTE: Go to www.everythingsouthdakota.com to learn details of the unveiling of a historic school bell in Fort Pierre immediately after the parade.

In Pierre:
Thursday, 9 p.m.: Capital City Band concert.


Wednesday: blackberry.
Thursday (July 4): closed.
Friday-Sunday: tutti fruitti.
Monday-Tuesday: peach.
Wednesday-Thursday: coffee.
July 12-14: cherry.
July 15-16: peppermint.
July 17-18: blue mood.


Wednesday, July 3: Rehearsal only, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 4: Patriotic Fourth of July concert, Steamboat Park, 9 p.m. (Note the later starting time.)

Wednesday, July 10: Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.; “Pops for Mom and Pop” concert, Steamboat Park, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17: Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.; “Musicals” concert, Steamboat Park, 8 p.m.


“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”

— Ben Franklin


Minnesota Twins:
Thursday—at Oakland, 3:07, FSN.
Friday—Texas, 7:10, FSN.
Saturday—Texas, 1:10, FSN.
Sunday—Texas, 1:10, FSN.
July 12-13-14—at Cleveland.
July 16-17—New York Mets.
July 18—Oakland.

Chicago Cubs:
Thursday—at Pittsburgh, 3:05, ESPN.
Saturday—at Chicago White Sox, 6:35, Fox.
Sunday—at Chicago White Sox, 1:10.
July 12-13-14—Pittsburgh.
July 15-16-17—Cincinnati.

Colorado Rockies (times MDT):
Friday—at Arizona, 7:10.
Saturday—at Arizona, 8:10, FS1.
Sunday—at Arizona, 2:10.
July 12-13-14—Cincinnati.
July 15-16-17—San Francisco.

Four Corners: Our local amateur team in recent games defeated Colome, 5-1, and lost to Plankinton, 15-3.

Pierre Post 8 upcoming games:
Saturday—home vs. Minot, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday—home vs. Sioux Falls East, 5:30 p.m.; home vs. Minot, 7:45 p.m.
Monday—home vs. Minot, 12 noon; home vs. Watertown, 5:30 p.m.
July 11-15—at Gopher Classic, Minneapolis area.
July 17—at Bismarck.
July 18-21—Region 3A tournament, Hyde Stadium.

Pierre Post 8: In between postponements Post 8 went 4-4 in the past two weeks. Pierre swept a pair at Rapid City Post 320, 11-5 and 12-7, then lost a doubleheader at Post 22, 12-2 in five innings and 13-4. At Minot’s tournament Pierre defeated Saskatoon, 5-2; lost to Minot, 4-2; lost to Bismarck, 12-2 in five innings, and defeated Regina, 4-0, bringing Post 8’s record to 16-12.

Sioux Falls Canaries: There’s nothing like a nine-game losing streak to knock a team out of first place. The Birds lost two to Sioux City, four to Fargo-Moorhead and one to Milwaukee to reach nine losses in a row before taking two from Milwaukee this past weekend, 2-1 and 9-2. Sioux Falls is now 20-21 and in fourth place in the South Division but only 1 1/2 games out of first place. The Canaries will be home July 5-6-7 vs. Sioux City, July 8-9-10-11 vs. Texas and July 12-13-14 vs. Chicago.

Pierre Trappers: After losing three of four games vs. Hastings and dropping a series opener against Spearfish, the Trappers have caught fire and won seven straight games, including three over Spearfish and four over Wheat City. Pierre now has a record of 18-16 in the Expedition League. The Trappers are home tonight, Thursday and Friday (July 3-4-5) against Fremont, July 10 vs. Western Nebraska and July 11-12-13-14 vs. Badlands.


“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time for that’s the stuff life is made of.”

— Ben Franklin


Minnesota United FC: The Loons drilled Cincinnati, 7-1, and now stand at 7-7-3 in the MLS standings in sixth place. Minnesota is only two points out of fourth place and five out of third but also only five points out of last (12th) place. The top seven teams in the division qualify for the playoffs. Mnnesota is home vs. San Jose tonight (Wednesday), at Montreal Saturday, home vs. Dallas July 13 and home vs. Aston Villa July 17.

Women’s World Cup: The second semifinal (Netherlands vs. Sweden) will be on FS1 at 2 p.m. CDT this afternoon (Wednesday). The World Cup final between the USA women and today’s winning team will be televised Sunday morning on the main Fox network, and the match begins at 10 a.m. CDT. The third-place match is on Saturday at 10 a.m. CDT on Fox.


Sioux Falls Storm: The Storm will be playing for yet another Indoor Football League championship. Sioux Falls won its playoff opener over Tucson, 50-47; then upset Iowa in Des Moines, 52-50, in the conference championship game despite being down by 44-31 in the fourth quarter. The Storm now plays unbeaten, top-seeded Arizona in Phoenix for the United Bowl title July 13.


“We all are born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

— Ben Franklin


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): At the American Family Insurance championships in Madison, Wis., Tom tied for 51st place with a scorecard of 73-70-72=215, 1 under par, earning $4,885.71. Last weekend at the U.S. Senior Open he tied for 24th place, earning $28,798 for his 1-under-par tournament of 73-67-72-67=270. The Champions Tour’s next stop is the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Akron, Ohio, July 11-14.


— Continuing our every-other-week schedule, the next Midweek Update will show up on Thursday, July 18.


2 days: Black Hills Playhouse’s “Side Show” (July 5-21).
6 days: Baseball All-Star Game (July 9).
9 days: Central South Dakota 4-H Rodeo, Blunt, (July 12).
15 days: Region 3A Legion baseball tournament, Pierre (July 18-21).
16 days: Pierre Players’ “Peter and the Starcatcher” (July 19-21, 25-27).
16 days: Oahe Blues Festival (July 19-20).
16 days: Governor’s Cup walleye fishing tournament (July 19-21).
17 days: 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing (July 20).
23 days: State Legion baseball tournament, Mitchell (July 26-30).
23 days: Black Hills Playhouse’s “Mamma Mia!” (July 26-Aug. 11).
27 days: Democratic presidential candidates debates, CNN (July 30-31).
30 days: Sturgis motorcycle rally (Aug. 2-11).
35 days: Legion baseball Central Plains Regional tournament, Sioux Falls (Aug. 7-11).
36 days: Sully County Fair, Onida (Aug. 8-11).
38 days: Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center 10th anniversary celebration (Aug. 10).
44 days: Black Hills Playhouse’s “Steel Magnolias” (Aug. 16-25).
44 days: Pierre boys/girls soccer openers (Aug. 16).
51 days: BluntFest (Aug. 23-25).
51 days: Stanley County and Sully Buttes football openers (Aug. 23).
57 days: State Fair, Huron (Aug. 29-Sept. 2).
59 days: Pierre football opener (Aug. 31).
61 days: Labor Day (Sept. 2).
64 days: NFL opening night game (Sept. 5).
65 days: Riggs High Class of ’69 50-year reunion (Sept. 6-7).
67 days: Minnesota Vikings season opener (Sept. 8).
68 days: Riggs High homecomng coronation (Sept. 9).
72 days: Riggs High homecoming day (Sept. 13).
72 days: Dakota Western Heritage Festival (Sept. 13-15).
75 days: Sanford International golf tournament, Sioux Falls (Sept. 16-22).


“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety have neither liberty nor safety.”

— Ben Franklin


Wednesday, July 3:
Craig Schochenmaier, Jody Ryland, T.J. Gabriel, Allyson Formanek, Dana Martin-Hess, Bethanna (Feist) Baloun, Rick Dockter, Mike Dierks, Judy Perry, Walker Jacob, Chip King, Ryan Bear, Chris (Garry) Peschong, Jenah Feiler, Trace Franks, Dave Sayler.
— 3rd anniversary, Aaron/Erin Bumann.
— 51st anniversary, Roger/Jean Easland.
— 14th anniversary, Jason/Michelle Glodt.
— 9th anniversary, Steve/Kaydee (Hewlett) Withers.
— 48th anniversary, Jerry/Eileen Krom.
— 10th anniversary, Nathan/Carrie (Schlaak) Barnes.

Thursday, July 4:
Jason Bucholz, Dax Salmonson, Joshua Dutt, Peggy Huber, Zach Clark, Shalista (Wendt) Anderson, Aurora Zakahi.
— Anniversary, Scott/Gina (Kotilnek) Hickenbotham.
— 10th anniversary, John/Annie (Fuller) BonneCarre.
— 49th anniversary, Daryl/Linda Johnson.

Friday, July 5:
Terry Fisher, Marina (Baltzell) Rawls, Sarah Hawkins, Billy Beesley, Kayla (Johnson) Koob, Jim Telford, Kyle Richards, Amber (Anderson) Edelen, Jason Bisbee, Jessica Anderson, Morgan Shaffer, Devin Kampfe, Dylan Workman, Angelica Lasley.
— 44th anniversary, Chuck/Susan Quinn.
— 5th anniversary, Jeff/Kristin (Rau) Hayward.
— 17th anniversary, Bill/Jamie (Breske) McEntaffer.
— 17th anniversary, Joe/Julia (Guhin) Yach.
— 11th anniversary, Pat/Sara (Tillman) Anderson.
— 16th anniversary, Chris/Lindsay (Peitz) Rounds.
— 5th anniversary, Trent/Linsey (Peterson) Robbins.

Saturday, July 6:
Dalton Blair, Tyler Johnson, Michael Buhl, Ericka Williams, Jolene Kern, Clara Marsh, Tynell Grant, Jude Nill, Isaiah Grant, Ella Durick, Jessica (Melvin) Moore, Winney Belle Denton, Jon Ellenbecker, Blake Simon.
— 66th anniversary, Bud/Becky Yackley.
— 17th anniversary, Jayson/Jennifer (Thorson) Nedrebo.
— 6th anniversary, Steve/Becky (Markley) Wosick.
— 7th anniversary, Nathan/Catherine Chicoine.
— 6th anniversary, Will/Jenna (Deutscher) Hansen.

Sunday, July 7:
Brydon Denton, Derek Newcomb, Kirk Albertson, Jessica Nichols, Crayton Bouchie, Lucas Solberg, Kris Monroe, Derald Gross, Marylinn Baker, Michelle Moreno, Austin Christopherson, Chelsea (Neuhauser) Hoy.
— 2nd anniversary, Zach/Christina Merrill.
— 1st anniversary, Matt/Korie Tetzlaff.
— 68th anniversary, Marvin/Dorothy Massey.
— 7th anniversary, Jared/Courtney (Thompson) Geigle.
— 29th anniversary, Jeff/Gea (Gjesdal) Eckhoff.
— 12th anniversary, Darin/Molly (Huber) Hausmann.
— 12th anniversary, James/Audra (Meyer) Cardwell.
— 7th anniversary, Austin/Kristy Unruh.

Monday, July 8:
Megan (Snow) Fischer, Bret Graves, Kolton Knox, Paul Denton, Henry Clegg, A.J. Domeyer, Traci Corcoran, Jaden Griese, Rachel Propst, Kaelyn Konechne, Kayla Gabriel, Jeannette Schipper, Angie Bishop, Cooper Stoeser.
— 13th anniversary, Joe/Beth Stolp.
— 2nd anniversary, Cole/Sierra Oakley.
— 30th anniversary, Dennis/Dorothy (Nygaard) Gibbs.

Tuesday, July 9:
Adeline Bollinger, Lindsey (Haskins) Philips, Thomas Butler, Andrea Johnson, Michael Hanson, Ryan Mikkelsen, Allen Geuther, Liz Markley, Maurya Petrick, Drew Palmer, Bryan Adams, Trigg Townsend, Carol Carney, Nick Nuttall, Matt Tetzlaff.
— 8th anniversary, Darrin/Anna (Schreiner) Galinat.
— 8th anniversary, Dylan/Susan (Zabel) Dowling.
— 31st anniversary, Clark/Jayne (Knox) Kraemer.
— 8th anniversary, Paul/Amy (Hyde Petersen) Kolb.
— 3rd anniversary, Shawn/Whitney (Stoeser) Schnabel.
— 15th anniversary, Jon/Christina (Zellmer) Nath.

Wednesday, July 10:
Tenley Hipple, Christian Petrik, Julie Jeffries, Kennen Barber-Ensz, Shad Ludemann, Lukus Leidholt, Lynne Reuter, Adam Reiss, Shane Hillmer, Casey Crawford, Don Kietmann, Brad Wire, Jill (Storsteen) Weber.
— 49th anniversary, Tom/Esther Harmon.
— 43rd anniversary, Jim/Rosa Iverson.
— 27th anniversary, Steve/Angela (Voeltz) Lang.
— 15th anniversary, Scott/Laura Carbonneau.
— 15th anniversary, Brandon/Crystal Lowery.
— 15th anniversary, Chris/Molly (Weisgram) Maxwell.

Thursday, July 11:
Sarah Frost, Ty Falcon, Aric Frost, Somer (LaRosh) Garrigan, Father Tom Anderson, Denise Gehring, Taya (Dockter) Runyan, Jackie (Thorson) Richey, Jennifer (Thorson) Nedrebo, Joe Martin, Don Sieck, Jaime Rutschke.
— 4th anniversary, Devin/Jessica Rounds.
— 4th anniversary, Matt/Katie (Gordon) Field.
— 4th anniversary, Taylor/LaTora Becker.
— 16th anniversary, Kristian/Steph (Vogel) Lund.
— 16th anniversary, Craig/Tara (Hicks) Knapp.
— 16th anniversary, Jonathan/Ranelle (Knight) Lueth.

Friday, July 12:
Marla Mosiman, Stephen Rae, Jason DeWitt, Nick Jeanotte, Kelsee (Larsen) Stahl, Mary Jo Johnson, John Lakner, Hallie Pottorff, Edward Ford, Scott Stabnow, Leesa Johnson, Jessica Kuchta-Miller, Sherise (Baumberger) Wittler, Melissa (Stevens) Gibson, Jesse Ahlers, Cailyn Hausmann.
— 5th anniversary, Jacob/Kashia (Axthelm) Shumaker.
— 70th anniversary, Ed/Rhoda Baer.
— 5th anniversary, Jared/Carrie (Gonsor) Sanderson.
— 22nd anniversary, Jon/Joette (Johnson) Nesladek.
— 16th anniversary, David/Jocelyn (Friedel) Ragan.

Saturday, July 13:
Jacob Howard, Lindsey Buntrock, Cheryl (Cruse) Bailey, Dawn (Lamb) Wagner, Marissa Jacobsen, Byron Jennings, Aralyn Vogel, Christopher Smith, Vicki (Ramse) Blake, Mandee (Prue) Brinkman, Tyler Van Zee, Peggy Meyer, Matt Massey, Brandon Nickels.
— 56th anniversary, Mack/Karen Wyly.
— 6th anniversary, Chris/Angela (Di Benedetto) Smith.
— 6th anniversary, George/Heather (Knox) Sazama.
— 14th anniversary, Brian/Jessica (Crompton) Black.
— 6th anniversary, Joshua/Jessica (Callahan) Carr.
— 17th anniversary, Ryan/Tessa (Heiss) Krueger.

Sunday, July 14:
David Voeltz, Andrea Clarke, Tanner Kost, Garrison Gross, Amanda Engels, Lindsey Coit, Tim Storly, Grant Jones, Brenton Crane, Heather (Clausen) Redetzke, Shirley Swanson, Kim (Pibal) Mentzer, Gavin Gran.
— 7th anniversary, Tom/Brooke Hindman.
— 7th anniversary, Gavin/Samantha (Hestdalen) Van Zee.
— 1st anniversary, Shawn/Rebekah (Hartmann) Hlavacek.
— 46th anniversary, Larry/Mary Jo Johnson.
— 40th anniversary, Dennis/Lynette James.
— 12th anniversary, Chris/Mandee (Prue) Brinkman.

Monday, July 15:
Zach Gilkerson, Brittanie (Blaseg) Rezac, Cyndi Menzel, Becky Yackley (#85), Gina (Schaefer) Ahlers, Jean Mott, Jennifer Urbach, Daniel Ellenbecker, Ruth Smith, Drake Hagen, Joe Prieksat, Haley Hohn, Gloria Merriam, Kylie (Sutton) Knudson.
— 3rd anniversary, Bryan/Grace Beck.
— 2nd anniversary, Cody/Erica (Guthmiller) Paxton.
— 2nd anniversary, Will/Lindsay Uhrich.
— 19th anniversary, Chris/Gina (Schaefer) Ahlers.
— 13th anniversary, Joe/Nikki (Grandpre) Wilson.

Tuesday, July 16:
Gwen Jockheck, Ki Weingart, Bob Duncan Jr., Brenda Stephens, Hayden Miller, Ariana Hunt, Nikki Hoyme, Dorothy Lamb, Stephanie Odden.
— 2nd anniversary, Kyle/Wren (Bishop) Hollingsworth.
— 3rd anniversary, Kevin/Kristin (Meagher) Bowen.
— 14th anniversary, Matthew/Melissa (Wernke) Davis.
— 49th anniversary, Mike/Kim (Hazelrigg) Kirley.
— 12th anniversary, Chris/Karen (Van Camp) DeJabet.

Wednesday, July 17:
Logan Larsen, Jeremy Unruh, Chad Snodgrass, Nance Orsbon, Tony Darger, Matt Heard, Austin Gildemaster, Simon Gilmore, Hudson Parsons, Karen DeAntoni, Rachel Wulf, Crew Lund, Stella Hangebrauck, Finnian Murphy, Chuck Finley, Cliff Curry, Pat Prince, Justin Scott.
— 9th anniversary, Austin/Kari Lucas.
— 15th anniversary, Jarrod/Amber (Anderson) Edelen.

Thursday, July 18:
Jean Riedy, Julie Welch, Ken Jaeger, Jean Donahue, Amanda Crompton, Jill Burger, Kayleen Stoeser, Jason Kotilnek, Paisley Boyer, Amy Leidholt, Joseph Schrempp, Elizabeth Leidholt, Stine Gundersen, Khloe Spaid, Dan Baltzell, Graham Schuetzle, Matti Shaw, Wyatt Fox.
— 10th anniversary, Jeffery/April (Chicoine) Smith.
— 4th anniversary, Dustin/Laura (Hofer) Gaspar.


“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”

— Ben Franklin


Aug. 17: Lane Severyn/Anne Marie Holter.
Aug. 31: Devin Maki/Karlie Warne.


“The more a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”

— George Orwell


Sept. 9: Riggs High homecoming coronation.
Sept. 13: Riggs High homecoming day.
Oct. 1: Indoor marching band concert.
Oct. 17-18: Riggs High fall play.
Oct. 21: Georgia Morse Middle School band/choir concert.
Oct. 22: Riggs High choir concert.
Oct. 28: Riggs High band concert.
Dec. 10: Riggs High band/choir concert.
Dec. 16: Georgia Morse Middle School band/choir concert.

Pierre boys/girls varsity soccer schedule:
Aug. 16: at Brandon Valley
Aug. 20: Spearfish
Aug. 24: Aberdeen Central
Aug. 29: Harrisburg
Sept. 6: at Rapid City Stevens
Sept. 7: at Rapid City Central
Sept. 12: Huron
Sept. 17: at Mitchell
Sept. 19: Sioux Falls Roosevelt
Sept. 26: Brookings
Oct. 1: at Yankton
Oct. 3: at Watertown
Oct. 8, 12, 15: Playoff dates.
Oct. 19: State championship games at Harrisburg.

Pierre varsity football schedule:
Aug. 31: Sturgis.
Sept. 6: at West Central.
Sept. 13: Yankton (homecoming).
Sept. 20: Tea Area.
Sept. 27: at Spearfish.
Oct. 4: at Huron.
Oct. 11: Brookings.
Oct. 18: at Mitchell.
Oct. 24: at Douglas.


We have seen Facebook posts from Pierre in the past day that Mike Youngberg, after the noblest—and one of the longest—battles against cancer, has passed away.

The Sundays at the Legion music series on the deck at the Legion cabin will have a special July 4 happening tomorrow (Thursday) featuring the Sidehackers. On Sunday, July 7, the music will be provided by Cody Henson Hullinger. On July 14 the artists will be the In and Out band.

Elizabeth Larson, 83, died June 24. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 29 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fort Pierre. She was the oldest child of Martin and Nettie (Giddings) Hoffman and graduated from Fort Pierre High School in 1955. She married Jim Burley and Frank Vrooman, then married Donley Larson in 1968. They lived on a farm northeast of Onida. In the 1980s she owned and operated the Chuckwagon in Fort Pierre. She is survived by her son, Larry Vreooman of St. Paul; her daughter, Rachel (Larson) Olson and her husband Brian of Fort Pierre; four grandchildren; her brother, Jim Hoffman of Fort Pierre, and her sister, Josephine Rosenberg of Trinity, Texas.

Alex Hillestad will begin her career as a registered nurse this month at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Royce Loesch, long-time Pierre barber and American Legion officer, died June 26. His funeral will be held at Faith Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the church with a prayer service there at 7.

Ron Woodburn has been named chairman of a capital campaign that will determine how big a new municipal swimming pool will be. Additional dollars raised will expand the basic design of the pool. It is hoped to have the campaign up and running by mid-July. Persons away from town who wish to contribute can send checks made out to “City of Pierre” with the memo line containing the words “Pool Fund.” Send the donations to City of Pierre, P.O. Box 1253, Pierre SD 57501. (News courtesy of “Today’s KCCR News.”)

Lawrence Iversen, 91, died June 25 at Avera Maryhouse. Mass of Christian Burial was said July 1 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fort Pierre. He grew up on the family homestead along the Bad River and graduated from high school in 1946. In the U.S. Army he rose to the rank of staff sergeant and served in Germany during the Korean War. He and his wife Ann opened The Jewel Box in Pierre. In 1965 they sent to Florida and operated Iversen Jewelry until retiring in 1983. He returned to Pierre, spending the rest of his life farming and spending time on his hobby ranch. His survivors include his daughter, Deborah Iversen of Sarasota, Fla.; his son, Lawrence Iversen and his wife Callie of Fort Pierre, and his long-time friend, Teddie Adamski of Pierre.

The Dean’s List from the spring semester at the University of South Dakota includes these area students: Renee Gallagher, Maddie Miller, Alexandria Allison, Dillon Axtell, Amanda Jandt, Molly Stulken, Jenna Johnson, Paige Lonbaken, Macy Halverson, Danielle Wilson, Charlie Anderson, Devan Kleven, Kyle Klusman, Wylin Baker, John Gillaspie, Brooke West, Carlie Hanson, Hallie Jerome, Kylee Hanson, Chloe Lamb, Mary Howard, Tori Jones, Katy Honeywell, Jordyn Lemieux, Cassie Axtell, Shaine Farris, Matthew Booth, Chloe Kaiser, Taylor Davis, Shalina McClelland, Courtney Espeland, Jordyne Schultz, Emily Adams, Jenny Miller. The Academic Honor List for part-time USD students includes Christine Olson, Robin Maseller, Becky Bergeson, Rachel Fisher, Kaylee Jewett.

John Hines of San Tan Valley, Ariz.,, a Pierre native who returned to his hometown as an adult to operate Hines Photo Center and later Video Production Services, died at the age of 73 at the Hospice of the Valley’s Dobson House. Services will be held July 12 with time and site to be announced by the Isburg Funeral Chapel. The son of Bob and Ruth Hines graduated from Pierre High School in 1964. He and his first wife, the former Barbara Ugland, moved to Chicago in 1966 so John could work as the world’s largest retail camera store. Later he became regional sales manager for AIC Photo, based in Detroit. In 1976 he returned to Pierre to operate his own business. Hines Photo Center became Video Production Services in 1992. In 2009 John married the former Karen Hall. In the summers they ran their video business, retiring in 2011. During his photography business career John also became a professional pilot. He flew an international cargo plane for automakers for a time. He also piloted three former governors and four former attorneys general. He is survived by his wife Karen; his son, Brian Hines; his stepsons, Craig Hall and Brett Hall, and three grandchildren.

The 8 a.m. service at the Oahe Chapel on Sunday, July 7, will be conducted by members of First Congregational United Church of Christ. On July 14 the service will be the responsibility of the New Life Assembly of God and the Blood-Washed Band.

Hertha Gross died at the age of 92 on June 25. Funeral arrangements are pending through Feigum Funeral Home. She was the mother of the late Kathy Valnes.

Ron Baumgart, executive director of River Cities Transit, is this year’s inductee into the South Dakota Department of Transportation’s Hall of Honor. A date for the induction banquet will be announced later.

Auditions for Pierre Players’ first show of the 2019-20 season, “Dracula,” will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, July 22, at the Grand Opera House. The show dates are Sept. 27-28-29 and Oct. 3-4-5.

Mass of Christian Burial for Nicholas Kaufman, who died June 25, was celebrated July 2 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. A native of North Dakota, he served with the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947. He married Barbara Hushka in 1948. He came to Pierre in 1955 and worked as a mechanic at Hinkley Chevrolet from 1955 to 1971. He then became a mechanic and later shop foreman for the state Department of Transportation from 1971 to 1991. He is survived by his wife, Barb; his son, Douglas Kaufman and his wife Rita of Rapid City; his daughter, Donna Woloscyn and her husband Jeff of Glendale, Ariz.; his daughter, Darlla Roesler and her husband Rich of Vacaville, Calif.; his daughter, Diane Garber and her husband Gene of Pierre, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Life-long Onida residents Bud and Becky Yackley will observe their 66th wedding anniversary this Saturday, July 6, and Becky’s 85th birthday will be July 15. Friends can send greetings to them at P.O. Box 467, Onida SD 57564.

Jayme Hipple, who works as a registered nurse at Regional Health Sturgis Hospital, announced his engagement to Kate Buhler last week.

Kalyn Eulberg is the new executive director of the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center, succeeding Cindy Bahe, who resigned earlier this year. Kalyn is a native of Dupree and a graduate of South Dakota State University.

Former Capital Journal reporter Mary Gales Askren, who now works at the Madison Daily Leader, has won four awards from the Associated Press in a multi-state competition among newspapers of their size. Mary won first in photography, first in the feature-story category and first and third places in the news story division of the contest.

Laurie Gill is moving from her current position as head of the state Bureau of Human Resources to become secretary of the Department of Social Services, effective July 9. Gill has been with the Bureau of Human Resources since 2013. She served as mayor of Pierre for nine years. In state government she previously was secretary of the Department of Human services and held a leadership position in the Department of Health.

Damon and Jessica Thielen of Sioux Falls became parents on June 22. Their daughter, Vada Chrislynn Thielen, weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 19 1/2 inches. Damon is a dentist in Sioux Falls.

Merideth Pangburn-Walker and her husband, Chris Walker, have opened their new bistro and bar, The Farmhouse, at 2525 Yukon St. in Spearfish. Some reviews we have seen on Facebook are glowing regarding the food and the atmosphere. The Farmhouse serves lunch and dinner as well as classic cocktails and has an extensive wine list. Located on a former ranch site, The Farmhouse is north of downtown Spearfish along North Ave., just south of where I-90 curves westward toward Wyoming.

Jan Rivenes of Onida died June 26 at the age of 75. Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. this Sunday, July 7, at Feigum Funeral Home, followed by a prayer service there at 7 p.m. She attended rural school and Harrold High School and graduated from Highmore High School in 1962, the same year she married Ronald Rivenes. In 1975 they moved to Onida so Ron could take over his parents’ farming operation. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ron Rivenes; her daughter, Vicki Rivenes of Pierre; her sisters, Marlys Salathe and her husband Jerald of New York Mills, Minn., and Janice Ortmeier and her husband Donnie of Minneapolis; her stepsister, Linda Gronner of Underwood, Minn.; her stepbrothers, Jerry Kutz and Rick Kutz of Bossier City, La., and her grandson, Kenden. Among those who preceded her in death were her sons, Kenny Rivenes and Dennis Rivenes.

SDSU graduate Wyatt Rumrill, who was a four-year star on the Jackrabbits swimming team, was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America second team. Along with compiling a 4.0 grade-point average as a human biology major, Wyatt set school records in the 100-meter breast stroke, the 200-meter breast stroke and the 100-meter individual medley and swam on a school-record 400-meter medley relay team. All of those marks were set at the Summit League championship meet this past season.

Del Harbaugh, who taught high school math in Fort Pierre from 1957 to 1959, died at the age of 87 on June 21 due to a pulmonary embolus while recovering from a femur fracture. Services were held in Sturgis June 26. He also taught in Edgemont and Spearfish and was a school administrator at Sundance, Wyo., from 1969 to 1989. He is survived by three children, three grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.

Former Pierre residents Ed and Rhonda Baer will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on July 12. Greetings can be sent to them at this address: 2828 Third St. #10, Santa Monica CA 90406. If you are in southern California, you are welcome to stop to greet the Baers on Sunday, July 14, at a party under the pepper tree behind Gethsemane Lutheran Church on S. Centinela Ave. in Mar Vista starting at 11 a.m. The church is located just off Venice Blvd. (Highway 187) about a mile west of the 405 (San Diego Freeway). The church service there starts at 10 a.m., and the lunch will start at 11.

Kashia Axthelm was married to Cody Rosenau on June 29 in a wedding held in the Black Hills.

Tom and Barb Sogaard celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Maui and took along their son Brent, his wife Jenni, and their three children. Brent and his family live in Billings, Mont.

At the South Dakota Golf Association’s annual husband-wife state tournament played at Arrowhead Country Club in Rapid City, John and Linda Knox placed 15th in the senior division with a 170 score. Other scores by local golfers: Brent and Linda Dykstra 172, Cory and Nancy Berg 176, Steve and Peggy Stout 186. State champions with a 160 score were Steve and Cody Wieland of Yankton.

Pierre Players has announced the cast for its summer show, “Peter and the Starcatcher,” for which tickets go on sale next Monday, July 8. Appearing onstage will be Kaylee Miller, Kiersten Miller, Brooke Malfero, Hannah Gibson, Zarabeth Joseph, Andrew Yaeger, Jack King, Justin Munyer, A.J. Holland, Hannah Kan, Grace Schumacher, Bridgir Ness, Darin Ness, Ashlyn Pitlick, Rhonda Burris, Aubrey Chamberlin, Kate Gibson, Hattie Gibson, Amelia Lott, Brooke Allison, Lilli Doll, Ellie Foell, Lillie Kellar, Abby Lott, Kate Stolley, Kaylee Tostenson and Olivya Yaeger.

A fund-raising evening on behalf of the family of the late Norma Vasquez is planned for the Blunt Senior Center starting at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. Proceeds from the freewill donation supper and silent auction will help to defer medical and funeral expenses incurred by the Vasquez family. Norma lost her life in an accident near Philip, and her husband and two children were injured.

Chris Corbin, husband of Pierre native Portia (Hurney) Corbin, has been ordained as a priest in the Episcopal church.

Among the runners at the annual Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minn., was Erin Nielsen of Madison, who ran the half-marathon. In the full marathon Brianne (Barnett) Roby of Minneapolis set a personal-best time, and her time qualified her for the Boston Marathon.

Dr. Erica Schipper of Sioux Falls has recently been in Guatemala on her second medical mission trip to that country. She and colleagues dealt in women’s healthcare, medical lab evaluations and providing fluoride for teeth.

Angie (Wire) Fouts has passed her board exams and is now a board-certified infectious diseases pharmacist. She has also co-authored an article that has been printed in the publication of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dave Ellenbecker was one of four Regional Health executives who walked a full mile in red high heels through downtown Rapid City to support the Women Against Violence Inc. (WAVI) “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” event. Dave is vice president/facilities in charge of construction and buildings, including the mammoth expansion project taking place on the south side of the hospital. The son of Jack and Teri Ellenbecker graduated from Riggs High School in 1986, and he was homecoming governor that year.

There is a new address for Les Traut as he continues his cancer treatments in Minneapolis. The updated address: Les Traut, Extended Stay America, 11905 Technology Dr., Eden Prairie MN 55344.


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