Vol. 20, No. 43; Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019

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“Learn as much as you can while you are young since life becomes too busy later.”

— Dana Stewart Scott


Thursday: grape.
Friday-Sunday: raspberry.
Monday-Tuesday: pineapple.
Wednesday-Thursday: root beer.
Aug. 30-31, Sept. 1: strawberry.


This week’s schedules:
Boys soccer—Saturday, home vs. Aberdeen Central, 1 p.m.
Girls soccer—Saturday, home vs. Aberdeen Central, 3 p.m.
Cross country—Aug. 30, Pierre invitational, 10 a.m.
Boys golf—Tuesday, Pierre invitational, 10 a.m.
Girls tennis—Friday, at Harrisburg, 1 p.m., and at Sioux Falls Lincoln invitational, 4 p.m.; Saturday, at Sioux Falls Lincoln invitational, 9 a.m.
Football—Aug. 31, home vs. Sturgis, 7 p.m.
Volleyball—Aug. 30, home vs. Rapid City Central, 7 p.m.; Aug. 31, home vs. Rapid City Stevens, 1:30 p.m.
Cheer/dance—Aug. 31, at Aberdeen Central invitational, 10 a.m.

Softball: The Pierre varsity will play in Sioux Falls this Sunday as will all of the other teams in the state “B” league. They will learn their opponent some time this week, and the full schedule should be available on Sunday.

Girls soccer: Pierre split its first two matches, losing to Brandon Valley, 2-0, and defeating Spearfish, 3-1. In the opener the girls failed to score despite getting off 13 shots. In the win Avery Davis had two goals and Caytee Williams one goal plus an assist. Janaina Zanin assisted on a pair of goals. Taya Lucas made 10 saves in goal.

Boys soccer: The Governors are 0-1-1 after their first pair of matches. Pierre lost the opener at Brandon Valley, 1-0, firing off only two shots on goal. Cam Ahartz had seven saves in net. In the home opener Pierre tied Spearfish, 1-1. Carson Murphy scored the Pierre goal on an assist from Hudson McLaury. Ahartz had eight saves and kept the Govs in a tie as they were outshot by 22-6.

Boys golf: The Governors were tied for 10th place after the Monday portion of the Warrior-Lynx invitational hosted by Washington and Brandon Valley. Carter Karst had Pierre’s best round with a 6-over 76. Grady Kundt shot an 83, Luke Olson 93 and Raef Briggs 93. On Tuesday Pierre was 12th at 63-over with a 629 round. Karst was best for his team, tying for 31st with a 10-over 81. Briggs and Zane Baus carded 88s, Nicholas Bothun 909, Klundt 91 and Olson 101. Over the two days Karst tied for 24th with a 157.


This week’s schedules:
Football—Friday, at Winner, 7 p.m.
Volleyball—Aug. 31, at Wall (with Bennett County), 10 a.m.
Cross country—Aug. 30, at Winner invitational, 10 a.m.


This week’s schedules:
Football—Friday, home vs. Warner, 7 p.m.
Volleyball—Aug. 29, Leola/Frederick (at Roscoe), 6:30 p.m.
Cross country—Sept. 5, at Redfield invitational, 10 a.m.


Class 11AA (Pierre): Harrisburg has moved up to the biggest class, 11AAA, so Class 11AA is back to eight teams; thus all of them qualify for the playoffs with #8 at #1, #7 at #2, etc. Pierre, Yankton, Douglas, Sturgis, Brookings, Mitchell, Huron and Spearfish all open their seasons next week.

Class 11B (Stanley County): There are no longer any regional divisions. Of the 25 teams in this class, only the top 16 will qualify for the playoffs, meaning nine of them will not. The top eight of those 16 will host the first-round games. Here are this weekend’s opponents for the teams in this classification:

ABERDEEN RONCALLI: Miller/Highmore-Harrold.
BENNETT COUNTY: Lead-Deadwood.
BERESFORD: at McCook Central/Montrose.
CHAMBERLAIN: Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central.
ELK POINT-JEFFERSON: Mount Vernon/Plankinton.
FLANDREAU: Open date.
GARRETSON: Webster Area.
GROTON AREA: McLaughlin.
HOT SPRINGS: at St. Thomas More.
LEAD-DEADWOOD: at Bennett County.
McLAUGHLIN: at Groton Area.
MILLER/HIGHMORE-HARROLD: at Aberdeen Roncalli.
MOUNT VERNON/PLANKINTON: at Elk Point-Jefferson.
REDFIELD: Sioux Valley.
SIOUX VALLEY: at Redfield.
SISSETON: at Milbank.
ST. THOMAS MORE: Hot Springs.
WAGNER: at Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan.
WINNER: Stanley County.

Class 9A, Region 4 (Sully Buttes): The top three teams in each of four regions qualify for the playoffs as do the next best four teams statewide. Here are this weekend’s opponents for the six teams in this region:

NEW UNDERWOOD: at Edgemont.
PHILIP: at Bison.
POTTER COUNTY: Ipswich/Edmunds Central.
WALL: Harding County.


Class AA: There are 18 schools in Class AA boys and girls soccer. The top 16 in each gender will qualify for the postseason playoffs in a traditional 16 at 1, 15 at 2, etc., bracket. Since each team has so far played only one game or two, it is too early to list the standings because they are almost identical, but we will soon!


Class AA: There are 18 schools in Class AA volleyball, and the top 16 will qualify for the postseason playoffs in a traditional 16 at 1, 15 at 2, etc., bracket.

Class A and Class B: These classes are divided into eight regions for volleyball. Each region will play its tournament until two teams remain. Those 16 remaining teams statewide will be reseeded and become part of a traditional 16 at 1, 15 at 2, etc., bracket for the SoDak 16. The eight winners of the SoDak 16 matches are the state tournament qualifiers. Stanley County remains in Region 6 with Chamberlain, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, Miller, McLaughlin, Crow Creek and Mobridge-Pollock. Sully Buttes remains in Region 2 with Faulkton Area, Herreid-Selby Area, Highmore-Harrold, Ipswich, Lower Brule, North Central and Sunshine Bible.


“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.”


Aug. 31: Devin Maki/Karlie Warne.
Sept. 14: Jake Fanger/Shantel Norman.
July 18: Jace Anderson/Hannah Lorenz.


Four Corners: Reaching the second round of the state amateur tournament after rallying for a win over Madison in the first round, Four Corners saw its season come to an end with a 16-6 loss to the Dell Rapids Mudcats.

Sioux Falls Canaries: The Birds are now on a seven-game losing streak, falling in three games to Fargo-Moorhead and two to Cleburne in the past week. Sioux Falls is home Thursday and Friday vs. Texas, goes to Milwaukee Saturday through Monday and returns home Tuesday and Wednesday vs. Sioux City.

Minnesota Twins:
Friday—Detroit, 7:10 p.m., FSN.
Saturday—Detroit, 6:10 p.m., FSN.
Sunday—Detroit, 1:10 p.m., FSN.
Tuesday—at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m., FSN.
Wednesday—at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m., FSN, MLB Network.
Thursday—at Chicago White Sox, 1:10 p.m., FSN.

Chicago Cubs:
Thursday—San Francisco, 1:20 p.m., MLB Network.
Friday—Washington, 1:20 p.m., MLB Network.
Saturday—Washington, 1:20 p.m., MLB Network.
Sunday—Washington, 1:20 p.m., TBS.
Tuesday—at New York Mets, 6:10 p.m., MLB Network.
Wednesday—at New York Mets, 6:10 p.m.
Thursday—at New York Mets, 6:10 p.m., MLB Network.

Colorado Rockies (times MDT):
Thursday—at St. Louis, 6:45 p.m.
Friday—at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m.
Saturday—at St. Louis, 5:15 p.m., FS1.
Sunday—at St. Louis, 12:15 p.m.
Monday—Atlanta, 1:10 p.m., YouTube.
Tuesday—Boston, 6:40 p.m.
Wednesday—Boston, 6:40 p.m.
Thursday—Pittsburgh, 6:40 p.m.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons defeated Colorado, 1-0, and tied Orlando City, 1-1, by scoring a goal in stoppage time. Minnesota is at Sporting Kansas City tonight (Thursday), then leaves MLS play to take on Atlanta on the road Tuesday in the U.S. Open Cup championship match.


Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings are now 2-0 in the preseason after a 25-19 win over Seattle at U.S. Bank Stadium. Minnesota is home Saturday at noon against Arizona on the NFL Network.

Denver Broncos: The Broncos lost at home to San Francisco, 24-15, and now stand at 1-2 in the preseason. Denver plays at the Los Angeles Rams at 8 p.m. CDT Saturday in the next-to-last preseason game.

NFL live games on TV this weekend:
Thursday—Jacksonville at Miami, 7 p.m., Fox.
Friday—Buffalo at Detroit, 7 p.m., CBS.
Saturday—Arizona at Minnesota, noon, NFL Network.
Saturday—Houston at Dallas, 6 p.m., NFL Network.
Saturday—Seattle at Los Angeles Chargers, 9 p.m., NFL Network.
Sunday—Pittsburgh at Tennessee, 7 p.m., NBC.


“You’re off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.”

— Dr. Seuss


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): At the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open at Endicott, N.Y., Tom placed 66th, earning $2,460 with a scorecard of 71-75-73=219, 3 over par. The tour goes across the country to the Boeing Classic at Snoqualmie, Wash., Friday through Sunday.


1 day: BluntFest (Aug. 23-25).
1 day: Stanley County and Sully Buttes football openers (Aug. 23).
1 day: Pierre girls tennis opener (Aug. 23).
7 days: State Fair, Huron (Aug. 29-Sept. 2).
8 days: Pierre volleyball opener (Aug. 30).
8 days: Pierre cross country opener (Aug. 30).
9 days: Pierre football opener (Aug. 31).
9 days: Pierre competitive cheer/dance opener (Aug. 31).
11 days: Labor Day (Sept. 2).
14 days: NFL opening night (Sept. 5).
15 days: Riggs High Class of ’69 50-year reunion (Sept. 6-7).
17 days: Minnesota Vikings season opener (Sept. 8).
18 days: Riggs High homecoming coronation (Sept. 9).
21 days: Sully Buttes High homecoming coronation (Sept. 12).
22 days: Dakota Western Heritage Festival (Sept. 13-15).
22 days: Riggs High homecoming day (Sept. 13).
22 days: Sully Buttes High homecoming day (Sept. 13).
23 days: Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo (Sept. 14-15).
25 days: Sanford International golf tournament, Sioux Falls (Sept. 16-22).
30 days: Trojan Day at Dakota State (Sept. 21).
31 days: Emmy Awards, Fox-TV (Sept. 22).
36 days: Pierre Players’ “Dracula” (Sept. 27-29, Oct. 3-5).
36 days: Stanley County High homecoming day (Sept. 27).
37 days: Swarm Day at Black Hills State (Sept. 28).
37 days: “M” Day at School of Mines (Sept. 28).
37 days: Halo Day at Presentation College (Sept. 28).
40 days: Riggs High indoor marching band concert (Oct. 1).
40 days: Baseball playoffs begin (Oct. 1).
42 days: Minnesota Wild season opener (Oct. 3).
44 days: Sioux Falls Stampede home opener (Oct. 5).
44 days: Homecoming at UND (Oct. 5).
44 days: Dakota Day at USD (Oct. 5).
44 days: Hobo Day at SDSU (Oct. 5).
44 days: Blue & White Day at Dakota Wesleyan (Oct. 5).
44 days: Cougar Day at USF (Oct. 5).
46 days: State boys golf tournaments, ‘A’ Spearfish, ‘AA’ Yankton (Oct. 7-8).
49 days: State girls tennis tournament, Rapid City (Oct. 10-12).
51 days: Viking Day at Augustana (Oct. 12).
51 days: Gypsy Day at Northern (Oct. 12).
51 days: Homecoming at NDSU (Oct. 12).


“Great teachers empathize with children, respect them and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.”


Northern football (Joe King, Gage Gehring, Colten Drageset, Jacob Howard): The Wolves open at home Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. against Bemidji State. Joe King is a sophomore tight end, Gage a freshman linebacker, Colten a junior tight end and Jacob a redshirt-freshman defensive lineman.

Black Hills State football (Shawn Schnabel): The Yellowjackets open Sept. 7 at home vs. Chadron State. Shawn, a former Riggs High coach, returns to the staff as run game coordinator and offensive line coach.

Black Hills State cross country (Kelsey Van Den Hemel): The Yellowjacket runners open their season at Rocky Mountain in Billings Sept. 13. This is Kelsey’s senior year at BHSU.

Black Hills State women’s soccer (Katie Nielson): Katie is a senior forward for the Yellowjackets, who open on the road Sept. 6 at Dakota Wesleyan and Sept. 8 at Southwest Minnesota State.

Northwestern College football (Morris Hofer): The Red Raiders open their season at home in Orange City against Valley City State. Morris is listed on their roster as a freshman running back.

University of Mary women’s soccer (Abigail Foster): Abby is a freshman forward for the Marauders, who open their season with a Sept. 2 exhibition match against Jamestown.

University of Mary volleyball (Korie Tetzlaff): This is the second season as head coach for Korie, whose husband is Pierre native Matt Tetzlaff. The Marauders open Sept. 5-7 at Michigan Tech’s Keweenaw Classic in Houghton, playing the host team, Northern Michigan, Parkside and Lake Superior State.

South Dakota cross country (Maddy McClure): The Coyote runners open Aug. 30 at NDSU’s Bison Open. Maddy, a redshirt freshman from Yankton, is the daughter of Sully Buttes alumnus Seth McClure.

University of Charleston volleyball (Jaxin Melby): Jaxin is a freshman outside hitter from Loveland, Colo., and the daughter of Riggs High alumnus Kyle Melby. Charleston opens Saturday in scrimmages at Radford, Va., against Radford and Randolph Macon.

King’s College men’s soccer (August Axtman): This is Gus’ senior season already. The Monarchs open their season Aug. 31 at home in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., against Scranton. He is the son of Pierre natives Greg and Sarah (Adam) Axtman.

Presentation football (Michael Lyons): The Saints open at home Aug. 31 against Trinity International. Michael is a sophomore offensive lineman.

Dakota Wesleyan football (Lukas Chase): Lukas is a redshirt-junior defensive end for the Tigers, who open the season next Thursday at 7 p.m. at Dakota State on Midco Sports Network.

Dakota State volleyball (Nicole Sarringar): The Trojans open their season next Tuesday at home against College of St. Mary. Nicole is a sophomore setter for DSU.

Augustana women’s golf (Natalie Young): The Vikings open Sept. 9 at the Tracy Lane Memorial meet hosted by Bemidji State. Natalie, daughter of Pierre native Jason Young, is a junior this year.

South Dakota women’s golf (Katie Bartlett): This is Katie’s senior year at USD. The Coyotes open Sept. 9-10 in Springfield, Mo., in Missouri State’s Payne Stewart Memorial tournament.

South Dakota women’s soccer (Joana Zanin, Emily Mikkelsen): The Coyotes opened with a 1-0 loss to Creighton in Omaha. Joana is a starting forward for USD, and she played 58 minutes. Emily in her first-ever college match played 26 minutes. USD hosts Idaho State at 4 p.m. Friday and Utah State at noon Sunday.

Dakota Wesleyan volleyball (Elena Svingen, Jennifer Sweetman): The Tigers were dominant in sweeping four matches at the season-opening tournament in Florida. DWU whipped Keiser, 3-1, and Elena played in the first of the four sets. She played in all three sets in DWU’s 3-0 shutout of Pensacola Christian and recorded two digs. She played three sets and had two more digs in a 3-0 win over Georgetown (Ky.). DWU also whitewashed Madonna, 3-0, and Elena played all three sets, recording one service ace. Next on the DWU schedule is the William Penn invitational at Oskaloosa, Iowa, Aug. 31-Sept. 1 when the Tigers will play William Penn, Graceland, Governors State (Ill.) and St. Mary (Kan.).

Loyola men’s soccer (Sean Knoblauch): The Ramblers tied Marquette, 0-0, and defeated Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1-0, in the first two exhibition matches. All of the newcomers, including Sean, got into the Marquette match. Loyola plays its final exhibition match at Wisconsin Sunday.

Northwestern women’s soccer (Nikky Farnsworth): The Raiders opened with an 8-3 win over Northern Iowa Community College in a scrimmage. In the regular-season opener Northwestern tied Viterbo (Wis.), 1-1 in double overtime. Nikky began her senior season by scoring the Raider goal at 14:54 on a header. Viterbo tied the game at 79:24. Northwestern’s next match is at home Aug. 31 against Bellevue (Neb.).

Northwestern men’s soccer (Cole Cruse): The Northwestern men lost a 2-1 scrimmage to Northern Iowa Community College. In the season opener Cole scored his team’s fifth goal in a 5-0 romp over Viterbo (Wis.), finding the net at 85:45. Northwestern is home Aug. 31 against Florida National.

Northern women’s soccer (Tori Thorpe): The Wolves opened their season with a match against Presentation last night. NSU will be at Concordia (Minn.) Sunday and home vs. Manitoba next Thursday in two more exhibition matches.


Thursday, Aug. 22:
Steve Harding, Sheridan Cronin, Jason Stahl, LaDonna Zellmer, Kirby Mammenga, David Ludwig, Jim McLain, Alissandra Stoeser, Quinn Schiefelbein, Gail (Flansburg) Tennant.
— 10th anniversary, Demetri/Joni (Haugan) Sengos.
— 38th anniversary, Brent/Betty Lindbloom.

Friday, Aug. 23:
Becky Burke, Bohde Kuiper, Joshua Knsman, Dan Sutera, Jan Sommer, Hope Dill, Alice Wright, Stephanie Zebroski, Alice Whitebird, Dawn Magee, Merna Imsland, Colin Whitebird, Barry Sargent, Aske Whitebird.
— 5th anniversary, Austin/Kelsey Blair.
— 5th anniversary, Shane/Deni (Lohman) Hollingsworth.
— 5th anniversary, Caleb/Katie (Kemink) Shepherd.
— 44th anniversary Marty/Shirley Javurek.
— 16th anniversary, Josh/Malene Ford.
— 50th anniversary, Bill/Kathy Van Duzer.
— 5th anniversary, Todd/Michelle (Beemer) DeWitt.
We fondly remember Tyler Wilcox on his birthday.

Saturday, Aug. 24:
Jace Mancuso, Brent Swenson, Dana Day, Carrie Jo (Eckman) Howard, Riley Lamb, Lisa Bondy, Katie Stier, Bryan Stahl, Chris Klucas, Demeri Hanson, Darrin Dykstra, Eric Aadland, Shawn Chase, Vivien Van Camp.
— 6th anniversary, Blake/Lindsey (Luers) Hyde.
— 18th anniversary, Doug/Lindsey (Tilberg) Jennewein.
— 17th anniversary, Kirk/Shaun Van Roekel.
— 45th anniversary Bill/Dee Ann Stevens.
— 51st anniversary, John/Jean Lakner.
— 62nd anniversary, Seb/Carol Axtman.

Sunday, Aug. 25:
Gary Johnson, Kelsey Nincehelser, Dustin Hight, Chris Lopez, Gina (Kotilnek) Hickenbotham, Michael McKillip.
— 7th anniversary, Brandon/Cassie (Kinsman) Deffenbaugh.
— 7th anniversary, Andy/Debra Yackley.
— 1st anniversary, Steven/Katelynn Gordon.
— 46th anniversary, Rick/Gloria Merriam.
— 7th anniversary, Brandon/Cori (Bechtold) Haag.
— 29th anniversary, Tim/Thea (Miller) Ryan.
— 1st anniversary, Sam/Katie (Duenwald) Williamson.

Monday, Aug. 26:
Braeden Bruning, Ursula Waack, Pat Clark, Johnathon Mehlhaff, Barb Bjorneberg, Nick Dooley, Scott Hipple, Liz (Winter) Marso, Chad Grunewaldt, Jamie (Dykstra) Fitzke, Trestin Johnson, Landry Blake, Hope (Hoover) Brenny, Hannah Reiprich.
— 8th anniversary, Chad/Emily (Currey) Kiel.
— 2nd anniversary, Taylor/Angie (Kemnitz) Owens.
— 2nd anniversary, Jerry/Darcie (Mennenga) Tveidt.
— 41st anniversary, Kevin/Connie Tveidt.

Tuesday, Aug. 27:
Thomas Simon, Nicole Stengle, Kirstyn Larsen, Lauren Bauer, Kodi Jo Spaid, Amber (Osnes) Antholz, Joe Dravland, Alison Weyer, Ainsley Ries, Cameron Villa, Megan Robertson.
— 3rd anniversary, Mike/Jenna Zellmer.
— 8th anniversary, Jason/Sarah (Linn) Hyde.
— 8th anniversary, Brandon/Sasha (Yackley) Bertsche.
— 14th anniversary, Levi/Crystal (Fosheim) Neuharth.
— 8th anniversary, Scott/Debbie (Wagoner) Mees.
— 8th anniversary, Joel/Anne (Rounds) Harrington.
— 26th anniversary, Joe/Stephanie (Colwill) Harmon.

Wednesday, Aug. 28:
Shirley Eisnach, Whitney (Stoeser) Schnabel, Mike Mehlhaff, Brylon Beck, Anita Zastrow.
— 9th anniversary, Shawn/Kristy (Sobolik) Luskey.
— 15th anniversary, Aaron/Carisa (Rathbun) Marshall.
— 15th anniversary, Andrew/Kayla (Johnson) Koob.
— 3rd anniversary, Charles/Cleo (Hilding) Berg.

Thursday, Aug. 29:
Lisa Kohler, Carolyn Fouts, Jared Neilan, Dalton Carroll, Dan Nielsen, Elin Johnson, Lincoln Boer, Zach Merwin, Jocelyn Olson, Stella Thier.
— 50th anniversary, John/Sylvia Moisan.
— 10th anniversary, Eric/Niki (Fergen) Rodawig.
— 14th anniversary, Clayton/Kacie (Cross) Etzkorn.
— 10th anniversary, Abe/Kate Storms.
— 4th anniversary, Cliff/Kristin (Gilbertson) Curry.
— 4th anniversary, Drew/Pam Garry.


“I know God won’t give me more than I can handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.”


Here we go with another football season. You are welcome to join in the competition to pick the most winners of the 10 games we list each week. Send your winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Friday afternoon. (Each week the games are also listed by Sunday night on the Facebook page entitled Parker Knox, and you can find them there and simply “comment” with your 10 winners.) The contestants with the most games picked correctly get 10 points in our season-long contest; the second-best record gets 9 points; the third-best record gets 8 points. Each week’s results are posted here in the Update each week but will also be on my Facebook page by Sunday night.

After this week we will pick only college and NFL games.

Contest #1:
(1) Miller/Highmore-Harrold at Aberdeen Roncalli.
(2) Wagner at Bridgewater/Emery-Ethan.
(3) Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central at Chamberlain.
(4) Hot Springs at St. Thomas More.
(5) Stanley County at Winner.
(6) Jones County/White River at Hill City.
(7) Warner at Sully Buttes.
(8) Corsica-Stickney at Colome.
(9) College: Florida at Miami.
(10) College: Arizona at Hawaii.


— Black Hills Playhouse has revealed the shows that will be performed there next summer. The 2020 season will include “The Odd Couple” June 12-28, “Something Rotten” July 3-19, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” July 24-Aug. 9, and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” Aug. 14-23.

— It’s hard to imagine that in the early days we compiled The Midweek Update without the benefit of Facebook. People actually sent me their news items—college kids, births, deaths, promotions, trips, accomplishments, honors, et al. Now nobody does, so this is my only plea for the coming year that we welcome your family’s news items. Just send them to parkerhome16@hotmail.com.


The summer services at the Oahe Chapel will conclude on Labor Day weekend. This Sunday, Aug. 25, the Rev. Greg Kroger of First United Methodist Church will conduct the service. On Sept. 1 the members of Trinity Episcopal Church will be in charge.

Long-time Sully County resident Grace Todd died at the age of 91 Aug. 18. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 6:30 Friday at Avera Maryhouse. Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Emmanuel Mennonite Brethren Church in Onida.

Fort Pierre native Ben Kramer begins another season as head football coach at Hot Springs High School. His Bison get the St. Thomas More game out of the way early this season. opening against the Cavaliers in Rapid City Friday.

LaDonna Zellmer, all four of the Zellmers’ children and most of their grandchildren all surprised Bishop David Zellmer Sunday morning as he led his last worship service as Bishop of the South Dakota ELCA at Scandinavia Lutheran Church near Bath, west of Aberdeen. That was the church where he began his career as a pastor 38 years ago. According to a story in the Aberdeen American-News, Bishop Zellmer plans to remain in Sioux Falls and take four months off before doing something else. He pastored the Scandinavia church from 1981 to 1985.

George Summerside died at the age of 68 on Aug. 18. His funeral service is being held this morning (Thursday) at 10 a.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ. He earned a bachelor of science degree in his hometown at Huron College. He served with the U.S. Navy as a radioman during the Vietnam era. He worked for 25 years in the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in various capacities, then worked in drug and alcohol prevention in the Department of Human Services. He is survived by his wife, Rosanne; his children, Angie Brown of Huron and George Summerside of Yankton; his stepchildren, Benjamin Curnow and Daniel Curnow of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren; his sister, Kathy Gray of Redwood City, Calif., and his brother, Steve Summerside of Pierre.

The music on the deck at the American Legion cabin continues this Sunday, and Lang Termes will be the performer, starting at 5:30 p.m. On Sept. 1 it will be Bill Shoup, and the summer series concludes on Sept. 8 with the local band Houdek.

Houdek will be playing their own music and discussing the song-writing process as the program for tonight’s (Thursday) Tales on the River program at the Moose Lodge, sponsored by Short Grass Arts Council. The program starts at 7, but a $5 meal will be served starting at 6:15.

Services for Larry Mattheis were held Aug. 17 at Faith Lutheran Church. He passed away at home in rural Hughes County Aug. 14. Mr. Mattheis lived his entire life at a ranch on Canning Road. He graduated from Riggs High School in 1958 and married the former Marilyn Penrod in 1964. He was a life-long farmer and rancher but also served in the National Guard, worked as a medic during the construction of Oahe Dam and worked for Capital City Gas as a service technician. He is survived by his wife; his daughter, Dawn Kramme and her husband Shane of Fort Pierre; his son, Shane Mattheir and his wife Jackie of Pierre; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Kim (Lakner) Crowder of Heath, Texas, and her friend, Shirley Kaufhold, were featured in a recent article in the “Lifestyle Frisco” e-mail news for their work as committed activists who save animals. Kim has fostered 155 pets over the last six years. The women work with rescue organizations in nearby Frisco, a northeastern suburb of Dallas, such as Tails from the Heart and Paws of Love Animal Rescue. Kim’s husband Greg and their son are also heavily involved in fostering animals. The story reported that more than 100,000 animals are euthanized in Texas each year, and more than 6,000 are euthanized by Dallas Animal Services alone in a year’s time. Kim is the daughter of former Pierre residents John and Jean Lakner, who also live nearby in the Dallas suburbs.

Our sympathy to Bev and Randy Sprenkle, their family and all of Bev’s extended family. Her father, Joseph Janak, passed away at the age of 97 Aug. 19 at the Winner Regional Long-term Care Center. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at the church where a rosary will begin at 6. Mr. Janak graduated from Winner High School. He worked at a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the Black Hills and was involved in the construction of Sheridan Dam. He was also a member of the construction crew that built the original runway at Ellsworth Air Force Base. “Grandpa Joe” served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a tank commander with an armored battalion in both Africa and Italy. His unit spent 387 days on the front lines without relief. After his discharge he married Bernette Erickson in 1946. He worked in the grocery business in Winner and Chadron, Neb. From 1961 to 1970 he and his wife owned the B&J Salad Bowl Cafe in Winner. For four years he managed the Knights of Columbus supper club in Minot, N.D. Then at Commerce City, Colo., he worked for the King’s Soopers grocery chain for 11 years, retiring in 1987. He is survived by a sister, Theresa Snow of Dallas, Texas; three children, DuWayne Janak of Gregory, Dee Larson and her husband Dale of Sioux Falls, and Bev Sprenkle and her husband Randy of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren, including Eric Sprenkle and his wife Amanda (Weaver) of Sioux Falls and Jen (Sprenkle) Terveen and her husband Jordon of Sioux Falls, and 15 great-grandchildren. Among those who preceded him in death were his wife and a son, Brent Janak.

Brady Hawkins, whose dad is Sully Buttes High alumnus Tim Hawkins, announced last week that he has committed to South Dakota State to play baseball, not football. Brady, who is beginning his senior year at Ethan High School, is the quarterback for the Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan cooperative. He had baseball offers from SDSU, NDSU and Xavier and football offers from SDSU, NDSU and Iowa State. He also participates in basketball and track at Ethan High and baseball with Mitchell Legion Post 19.

Molly (Weisgram) Maxwell has posted a new journal entry on the Caring Bridge site that has been detailing the long recuperation process for her husband, Chris. You can find it by going to www.caringbridge.org, then put “Chris Maxwell” in the search link.

Kellie (Sutton) Yackley herself said it is strangely ironic that, after years spent in the forefront of raising funds for The Helmsley Center, Pierre’s new cancer treatment center, she herself will now have to avail herself of its services. Kellie, who is executive director of the Avera St. Mary’s Foundation, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. All of her treatments can be given in Pierre, rather than at some distant point, because of the presence of The Helmsley Center. You can follow Kellie’s fight at www.caringbridge.org, then put “Kellie Yackley” in the search link.

Pierre Players will host its 2019-20 season membership kickoff at the Grand Opera House from 4:30 to 7 p.m. next Tuesday, Aug. 27. A variety of membership options will be available.

Jordan and Nikki Hoover of Henderson, Nev., have added a third child to their family. Their son, Grant Christian, was born July 24, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces. He joins his sister, Leighton, who was 6 on Aug. 7, and his brother, Hart James, 2 1/2, in the Hoover family. Leighton began kindergarten this week.

The first two recipients of Athlete of the Week recognition from the Pierre Athletic Coaches Association are Taryn Senger in girls soccer and Cam Ahartz in boys soccer.

Thanks to a smoke alarm heard by the resident of the upstairs apartment, what could have been a more serious fire at the Cattleman’s Club steakhouse east of Pierre was contained to the restaurant’s kitchen early Wednesday morning. The restaurant sustained smoke damage.

The husband-wife veterinarian team of Drs. Todd (Riggs High ’93) and Lynn Tedrow and their family sustained an excruciating loss this week when the large barn on their property was destroyed by fire. Lost in the fire were two dogs, several cats, their supply of horse feed for the winter, a boat, boating supplies, horse equipment and the equipment they use in their animal cremation business. Some horses were able to escape the barn and survived the fire. Friends have opened a GoFundMe page on behalf of the Tedrows. Go to gofundme.com, then search Tedrow Barn Fire.

Just before the bike rally and the start of school, most of Dennis and Joyce Williams’ family were able to spend time together for a week in the Black Hills. It was an especially good time for the six little cousins, age 5 1/2 and younger, because they were able to run in and out, up and down on a long porch outside the family’s cabin. The family made all the traditional tourist stops—Dinosaur Park, Storybook Island, Bear Country, Old McDonald’s Farm, Reptile Gardens, Black Hills Cavern, the Wildlife Loop and Sylvan Lake. They all enjoyed a campfire each night. Some of the family members had to miss the get-together or leave early because of the young people’s sports commitments. Back home Joyce is beginning her 46th year at St. Joseph School.


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