Vol. 20, No. 44; Thursday, July 9, 2020

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Pierre Post 8 schedule:
— at Renner Invitational Friday-Saturday-Sunday: Pierre is part of the Humboldt pool and will play West Fargo at 5:15 Friday, Hartford-Humboldt at 11:00 Saturday, and Sioux Falls East at 1:15 Saturday. If Pierre advances as one of the top 6 teams among the 12 in the tournament, a Sunday game would be at Renner at 11:00, 1:15 or 3:30. Teams in the Lennox pool are Brookings, Lennox, Sioux Falls Bulls and Southern Minnesota Blizzard. Teams in the Renner pool will be Watertown, Renner, Sioux Falls West and Sioux Falls Cyclones.
— at Harrisburg Tuesday, July 14, 5 p.m. doubleheader.
— at Rapid City Veterans Classic, July 16-17-18-19: Pierre will play in the Fitzgerald Stadium pool while another pool of teams plays at Pete Lien Field. Post 8 games will be at 3:30 July 16 vs. Omaha Millard West; 8 a.m. July 17 vs. Post 320 Shooters; 10:30 a.m. July 17 vs. Sioux Falls West; 3:30 July 18 vs. Gillette, and 6:00 July 18 vs. Rapid City Post 22. On July 19 the 6th-place teams from each pool and the 5th-place teams will play at 10:30 a.m. with both parks hosting games; the 3rd- and 4th-place teams in each pool will play each other at 1 p.m., and the first- and second-place teams in each pool will play at 3:30.

Post 8 vs. Mitchell: Pierre won an important game in seed-point standings over Mitchell, 7-2. Garrett Stout in five innings on the mound gave up two hits and one run while fanning seven. Matt Lusk finished the final two innings. Grey Zabel, Lusk and Andrew Coverdale each had two hits. Only two of Pierre’s seven runs were earned. In a six-run fourth inning Lincoln Kienholz and Coverdale had two-run singles.

Post 8 vs. Sturgis: In his final game before heading to NDSU for the beginning of football camp, Grey Zabel blasted a three-run home run to right field in the bottom of the first inning. However, rain canceled the game a few moments later.

Post 8 vs. Sioux Falls East: In Monday’s triangular at Hyde Stadium, Pierre won the more important of its two games—the one against a South Dakota opponent because of the seed-point standings for postseason play. The game featured a 17-minute lightning delay, but Post 8 prevailed 9-5. Andrew Coverdale provided an RBI hit in the first inning. The lead became 4-1 in the third when Kienholz had an RBI double and an Andy Gordon RBI single. East went ahead 5-4 with a four-run fifth on three hits, but Pierre answered with a five-run fifth. Kienholz’s third hit of the game tied the game, and Coverdale’s hit gave Pierre the lead to stay, and the team took advantage of East errors in the big inning. Holding a 9-5 lead, Lusk came in in the sixth in relief and got the game’s final six outs.

Post 8 vs. Minot: With storms approaching from the west, Pierre and Minot started Monday’s late game at 9 p.m. Garrett Stout led off the game with a solo homer, and Pierre added another run in the second on a wild pitch, but Minot had three hits and help from the Pierre pitching to score 10 runs in the third. In the bottom of that inning Post 8 rallied with a run and then three more on Jack Van Camp’s home run. In the fourth a Lusk RBI cut the deficit to 10-8, and a bases-loaded hit batter made it 10-9. Pierre left three men on base, and that proved crucial because the Post 8 pitching gave back those three runs on no hits in the top of the fifth. That 13-9 score remained intact. The game was halted in the top of the seventh when rain and lightning arrived and was later declared to be a final score. Post 8’s 11 seniors were honored on Senior Night before this game

Post 8 vs. Minot: With Minot’s tying runner on base, reliever Lusk struck out the final Vista batter in the top of the seventh Tuesday afternoon, and Pierre improved its season record to 19-9 with a 5-4 victory. Pierre went ahead 4-2 through three innings, but Minot tied it up with single runs in the fifth and sixth. What proved to be Pierre’s winning run came in the bottom of the sixth when Cobey Carr beat out a bunt single that scored the go-ahead run. Stout, Jake Mayer, Carr and Lusk all pitched for Pierre, each throwing a limited number of pitches so that they all will be available for the upcoming tournament. Pierre had 10 hits in the game and Minot six, but Post 8 pitchers stranded nine Vista runners.

Pierre Trappers schedule:
—Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday: home vs. Badlands.
— Monday-Tuesday: at Western Nebraska.
— Wednesday-Thursday: home vs. Souris Valley.
— July 17-18: home vs. Fremont.

Pierre Trappers: After going 3-4 in their seven-game road trip into Nebraska to open the season, the Trappers came home and won one of three games against Hastings. The win on Opening Night was by a 6-5 score, and Pierre native Peyton Zabel got the pitching win and was named Player of the Game. Pierre lost the Saturday game 6-4 and the Sunday game 14-3. In the first two games of a series at Dickinson this week the Trappers lost to Badlands 9-2 and 7-3. The Trappers stood at 4-8 going into last night’s game vs. Badlands. They are home tonight (Thursday) through Sunday for four games against the Big Sticks.

Four Corners: According to The Mitchell Republic, the standings in the Pony Hills League through last weekend are Kimball/White Lake 7-1, Plankinton 6-2, South Central 6-2, Colome 4-4, Four Corners 2-5, Miller-Wessington 1-5, Chamberlain 0-7.

Sioux Falls Canaries: Playing St. Paul in the first six games of the season, the Canaries were 2-2 through the first four games, winning 9-4, losing 14-3 and 7-4, and winning 5-3. Sioux Falls plays St. Paul again tonight (Thursday), then stays home Friday, Saturday and Sunday against Winnipeg before going to Chicago for a three-game series starting Tuesday.

Minnesota Twins: The Twins will play an exhibition game against the Cubs in Chicago on Tuesday, July 22. Then the regular season begins with three games at the White Sox July 24-25-26. The first home games will be against St. Louis July 28-29 and Cleveland July 30-31. Here is what the entire 60-game schedule looks like:
— vs. White Sox, 10 games (3 home, 7 away).
— vs. Kansas City, 10 games (4 home, 6 away).
— vs. Detroit, 10 games (6 home, 4 away).
— vs. Cleveland, 10 games (7 home, 3 away).
— vs. Cubs, 3 games (all away).
— vs. St. Louis, 4 games (2 home, 2 away).
— vs. Cincinnati, 3 games (all home).
— vs. Pittsburgh, 4 games (2 home, 2 away).
— vs. Milwaukee, 6 games (3 home, 3 away).

Colorado Rockies: The Rockies will play a pair of exhibition games at Texas in the Rangers’ new ballpark July 21-22. The regular season opens at Texas July 24-25-26 and at Oakland July 27-28. The home openers will be against San Diego July 30 and Aug. 1-2.

“Field of Dreams” game: The movie site near Dyersville, Iowa, will still host a regular-season major-league game on Aug. 13, and the opponents will now be the Cardinals and the White Sox.


Thursday: blackberry.
Friday-Sunday: black cherry.
Monday-Tuesday: peach.
Wednesday-Thursday: coffee.


The shopping cart is the ultimate litmus test for whether a person is capable of self-governing. A person who is unable to return his shopping cart is no better than an animal who can only be made to do what is right by threatening him with a law and the force that stands behind it. The shopping cart is what determines whether a person is a good or bad member of society.

— Glenn Danzig


This week’s puzzle was composed by Brad Cruse. Thank you!

Directions: Draw a square of 16 boxes (4×4). Number the boxes in your top row 1, 2, 3 and 4 from left to right. Number the boxes in your left-hand column 1, 5, 6 and 7 from top to bottom.

(1) Analyze for truth.
(5) Home of Sun Bowl stadium.
(6) Comes with circumstance.
(7) Ride in ambulance.
(1) Deceive.
(2) Smallest unit of chemical element.
(3) Worker to hire for a short time.
(4) Must-have for cell phones.

Puzzle answer at the bottom of this Update.


Minnesota United FC: The “MLS is Back” tournament, in which all games in the group stages will count in the regular-season standings, was supposed to begin last night, but the first match of the tournament was postponed due to positive coronavirus tests. The Loons’ pool games, if the tournament plan proceeds, are July 12 vs. Sporting Kansas City at 7 p.m.; July 17 vs. Real Salt Lake at 9:30 p.m., and July 22 vs. Colorado at 9:30 p.m. All three of those matches would be on ESPN.


The lockdown will have demonstrated three things:
(1) Our economy collapses as soon as it stops selling useless stuff to over-indebted people.
(2) It is perfectly possible to greatly reduce pollution.
(3) The lowest-paid people in the country are the most essential to its functioning.

— Stephanie Fishkin Dark


Coach Mark Senftner will be one of the guest players on next Tuesday night’s edition of Midco Sports Network’s “Trivia Night” program. Competing against him will be UND men’s basketball coach Paul Sather (formerly at Northern), Coach Mike Zerr of Brandon, and MidcoSN’s Jody Norstedt. The program airs at 7 p.m. CDT each week on Midco Sports Network.


10 days: National High School Finals rodeo, Guthrie, Okla. (July 19-20).
14 days: Major league baseball season begins (July 23).
15 days: Minnesota Twins season opener (July 24).
18 days: Legion baseball playoffs begin (July 27).
21 days: NBA season resumes (July 30).
22 days: Sioux Empire Fair, Sioux Falls (July 31-Aug. 8).
23 days: NHL season resumes (Aug. 1).
27 days: State amateur baseball tournament, Mitchell (Aug. 5-16).
29 days: Sully County Fair, Onida (Aug. 7-9).
29 days: Sturgis motorcycle rally (Aug. 7-16).
29 days: Pierre Players’ “Native Gardens” (Aug. 7-9, 13-15).
29 days: State Legion baseball tournament (Aug. 7-9).
36 days: State 4-H Finals rodeo, Fort Pierre (Aug. 14-16).


“If you refuse to wear a mask in a pandemic, you’re not making America great. If you refuse to wear a mask in a pandemic, you’re not pro-life. And if you refuse to wear a mask in a pandemic, you’re just not a very good person.”

— John Pavlovitz


Thursday, July 9:
Thomas Butler, Ryan Mikkelsen, Adeline Bollinger, Andrea Johnson, Lindsey (Haskins) Philips, Liz Markley, Maurya Petrick, Matt Tetzlaff, Nick Nuttall, Carol Carney, Trigg Townsend, Drew Palmer, Bryan Adams.
— 9th anniversary, Darrin/Anna (Schreiner) Galinat.
— 9th anniversary, Dylan/Susan (Zabel) Dowling.
— 32nd anniversary, Clark/Jayne (Knox) Kraemer.
— 9th anniversary, Paul/Amy (Hyde Petersen) Kolb.
— 4th anniversary, Shawn/Whitney (Stoeser) Schnabel.
— 16th anniversary, Jon/Christina (Zellmer) Nath.

Friday, July 10:
Tenley Hipple, Christian Petrick, Kennen Barber-Ensz, Shad Ludemann, Julie Jeffries, Lukus Leidholt, Adam Reiss, Shane Hillmer, Casey Crawford, Lynne Reuter, Brad Wire, Jill (Storsteen) Weber.
— 50th anniversary, Tom/Esther Harmon.
— 28th anniversary, Steve/Angela (Voeltz) Lang.
— 44th anniversary, Jim/Rosa Iverson.
— 16th anniversary Chris/Molly (Weisgram) Maxwell.
— 16th anniversary, Brandon/Crystal Lowery.
— 16th anniversary, Scott/Laura Carbonneau.

Saturday, July 11:
Ty Falcon, Sarah Frost, Aric Frost, Somer (LaRosh) Garrigan, Father Tom Anderson, Denise Gehring, Taya (Dockter) Runyan, Jackie (Thorson) Richey, Jennifer (Thorson) Nedrebo, Joe Martin, Jaime Rutschke, Don Sieck.
— 5th anniversary, Devin/Jessica Rounds.
— 5th anniversary, Matt/Katie (Gordon) Field.
— 5th anniversary, Taylor/LaTora Becker.
— 17th anniversary, Kristian/Steph (Vogel) Lund.
— 17th anniversary, Craig/Tara (Hicks) Knapp.
— 17th anniversary, Jonathan/Ranelle (Knight) Lueth.

Sunday, July 12:
Marla Mosiman, Stephen Rae, Jason DeWitt, Nick Jeanotte, Kelsee (Larsen) Stahl, Mary Jo Johnson, Jesse Ahlers, Cailyn Hausmann, Melissa (Stevens) Gibson, Sherise (Baumberger) Wittler, Jessica Kuchta-Miller, Edward Ford, Scott Stabnow, Leesa Johnson, Hallie Pottorff, John Lakner.
— 6th anniversary, Jacob/Kashia (Axthelm) Shumaker.
— 71st anniversary, Ed/Rhoda Baer.
— 17th anniversary, David/Jocelyn (Freidel) Ragan.
— 23rd anniversary, Jon/Joette (Johnson) Nesladek.
— 6th anniversary, Jared/Carrie (Gonsor) Sanderson.

Monday, July 13:
Jacob Howard, Lindsey Buntrock, Dawn (Lamb) Wagner, Cheryl (Cruse) Bailey, Marissa Jacobsen, Byron Jennings, Christopher Smith, Tyler Van Zee, Peggy Meyer, Matt Massey, Vicki (Ramse) Blake, Brandon Nickels, Aralyn Vogel, Mandee (Prue) Brinkman.
— 7th anniversary, Chris/Angela (DiBenedetto) Smith.
— 7th anniversary, George/Heather (Knox) Sazama.
— 15th anniversary, Brian/Jessica (Crompton) Black.
— 7th anniversary, Joshua/Jessica (Callahan) Carr.
— 18th anniversary, Ryan/Tessa (Heiss) Krueger.
— 57th anniversary, Mack/Karen Wyly.

Tuesday, July 14:
Andrea Clarke, David Voeltz, Tanner Kost, Garrison Gross, Amanda Engels, Lindsey Coit, Tim Storly, Grant Jones, Brenton Crane, Heather (Clausen) Redetzke, Shirley Swanson, Gavin Gran, Kim (Pibal) Mentzer.
— 8th anniversary, Tom/Brooke HIndman.
— 8th anniversary, Gavin/Samantha (Hestdalen) Van Zee.
— 2nd anniversary, Shawn/Rebekah (Hartmann) Hlavacek.
— 47th anniversary, Larry/Mary Jo Johnson.
— 13th anniversary, Chris/Mandee (Prue) Brinkman.
— 41st anniversary, Dennis/Lynette James.

Wednesday, July 15:
Daniel Ellenbecker, Ruth Smith, Jennifer Urbach, Jean Mott, Gina (Schaefer) Ahlers, Cyndi Menzel, Zach Gilkerson, Brittanie (Blaseg) Rezac, Kylie (Sutton) Knudson, Gloria Merriam, Haley Hohn, Joe Prieksat, Drake Hagen.
— 4th anniversary, Bryan/Grace Beck.
— 3rd anniversary, Cody/Erica (Guthmiller) Paxton.
— 3rd anniversary, Will/Lindsay Uhrich.
— 20th anniversary, Chris/Gina (Schaefer) Ahlers.
— 14th anniversary, Joe/Nikki (Grandpre) Wilson.

Thursday, July 16:
Gwen Jockheck, Bob Duncan Jr., Brenda Stephens, Ki Weingart, Nikki Hoyme, Ariana Hunt, Hayden Miller, Stephanie Odden, Dorothy Lamb.
— 3rd anniversary, Kyle/Wren (Bishop) Hollingsworth.
— 4th anniversary, Kevin/Kristin (Meagher) Bowen.
— 15th anniversary, Matthew/Melissa (Wernke) Davis
— 50th anniversary, Mike/Kim (Hazelrigg) Kirley.
— 13th anniversary, Chris/Karen (Van Camp) DeJabet.


A terrible tragedy on the river began the holiday weekend for Pierre and Fort Pierre. Lee Weber, 37, who was Hughes County chief deputy sheriff, jumped into the river without a life jacket on to save his 8-year-old son, who had fallen into the water out of a moving boat. The boy was rescued by people in a nearby boat, but the strong current in the river below Oahe Dam swept Weber away. Persons from 18 agencies were involved in the search for him in the first 24 hours. The search for Weber continued over the weekend as boats slowly moved up and down the river. As of yesterday morning, the search was still going on—on the water, from the air by drone and from shore—along a 15-mile stretch of the river from just below the dam to Antelope Creek 11 miles southeast of the Pierre-Fort Pierre bridge. Weber had been with the sheriff’s department since 2015. During his time with the department he was a task force officer for the U.S. Marshal’s Service Pierre area fugitive task force and also served as deputy emergency manager for Hughes and Stanley counties in 2019. He began service with the 211th Engineer Company of the South Dakota Army National Guard in 2001. Most recently he held the rank of E-7 with the 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron. He was deployed with the Guard to Iraq in 2004-2005 and to Afghanistan in 2009-2010. Among his survivors are his wife, Wendy, and their six children—LaToya, Magnus, Amadeo, Lexinn, Emalee and Samuel.

John Culberson was parade marshal for Custer’s Patriots Parade on July 4. In 1979 John joined the Pierre Fire Department and was its chief for seven years when he retired from the PFD after 25 years of service. He and his wife, Susan, moved to his hometown of Custer. In 2002 John became a volunteer EMS worker and has been in that capacity until this year, completing 18 years, giving him a total of 43 years in volunteer fire and EMS service in Pierre and Custer. John is now training to become a CASA (court-appointed special advocate).

Onida native Jordan Lamb is now engaged to Abbey Fjeldheim, a native of Herreid. Both attended SDSU and live in Brookings.

Marilyn Cromwell, 85, died June 30 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. A family memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 13, at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. She grew up at De Smet and married Roland Cromwell in Pipestone, Minn., in 1955. They made their home in Pierre in 1961. Marilyn worked at the Hughes County auditor’s office for 30 years. After retirement she worked at the Boys & Girls Club and at the Community & Youth Involved Center in Fort Pierre. She is survived by three children, Gary Cromwell and his wife Deb of Tucson, Ariz., Terry Cromwell and his wife Sharon of Watertown, and Larry Cromwell and his wife Bonnie of Pierre; six grandchildren, and two sisters, Diane Rasmussen of Rapid City and Judy Finstad of Huron.

(1) The Sturgis motorcycle rally is still on, of course, but the Sturgis city council has approved the mass testing of local residents after the rally people leave town. Up to 1,300 coronavirus tests will be available to Sturgis residents. That will cost the city $195,000.
(2) President Trump and his education secretary said this week they expect the nation’s schools to open in full this fall although it is not their decision to make. Two hours after Trump said the CDC guidelines for school reopenings were too “expensive” and “impractical,” Vice President Pence announced that the CDC will soon issue new guidelines. He said, “Every American knows we can safely reopen our schools.” Trump threatened to withhold federal funding from schools that don’t open.
(3) Florida has mandated all schools must reopen this fall even though that state has become a coronavirus hotspot.

(1) The mayor of Rochester, Minn., said he is about to sign a mandatory mask order.
(2) One of the largest county fairs in the nation, the Clay County Fair at Spencer, Iowa, has been canceled for this year.
(3) The Meade School District at Sturgis has delayed the opening of the school year from Aug. 31 to Sept. 8.
(4) The city of Chicago has mandated that anyone entering the city from any one of 15 high-rate states must quarantine for 14 days. This includes Chicago residents who come home from those states.
(5) The Mankato, Minn., city council has adopted a mandatory mask ordinance that requires masks in all indoor public places. The outrage there has begun.
(6) Governor Murphy of New Jersey said he will sign an executive order requiring residents to wear masks indoors and outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
(7) The Big 10 football game between Wisconsin and Northwestern, scheduled for Wrigley Field in Chicago on Nov. 7, has been postponed. The Big 10 has yet to announce its plans for the rest of its football season.
(8) The Ivy League (Yale, Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Pennsylvania, Princeton) has canceled all fall sports through Jan. 1 and may assess at that time whether their football season could be played next spring. Do you feel YOUR fall sports starting to slip away?

Fort Pierre native Marty Calkins, who has been teaching at the International School of Sosia in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, the past few years, will be teaching in the middle school at Glenwood Springs, Colo., beginning this fall. Marty formerly taught at Glenwood Springs High School before going to the Dominican Republic. Marty and his wife, Marlin, have moved to Colorado and are making their home at Carbondale, just south of Glenwood Springs. They left the Dominican Republic earlier than planned because they feared President Trump might take away the green-card program and trap Marlin in that country.

Revi and Kea Warne went to New London, Minn., for the holiday weekend to visit their son-in-law and daughter, Devin and Karlie Maki.

Patricia Gregg, 76, died in Pierre July 3. She grew up on the Schmitz family farm south of Harrold and graduated from Harrold High School in 1963 She married Merrill Gregg in 1964, and they made their home in Pierre. Pat is survived by two sons, Scott Gregg and his wife Laurie of Pierre and Eric Gregg and his wife Lori of Pierre; a daughter-inlaw, Suzy Gregg of Gardner, Kan.; four grandchildren; a brother, Dick Schmitz of Harrold; and two sisters-in-law, Dodie Garrity of Hayes and Karen Schmitz of Rogers, Minn. Among those who preceded her in death were her husband; a son, Clark Gregg, and nine siblings. Her funeral service was held Wednesday at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

The Brule’ band has announced an outdoor concert in South Dakota in 2021. The city and venue where it will take place will be announced later.

The following area students graduated from Mitchell Technical College at the end of the spring quarter:
— Lacey Malm, architectural design and building construction.
— Braeden Bruning, electrical utilities and substation technology (high honors).
— Logan Spelbring, information systems technology (high honors).
— Dominik Diedrich, powerline construction and maintenance.
— Keagan Schroder, powerline construction and maintenance.
— Dominic Howard, power sports technology/motorcycle (honors).
— Conner Kroll, precision ag technology.
— Sophia Bullard, radiologic technology.
— Devon Grant, welding and manufacturing technology.

An account for the benefit of Deputy Lee Weber’s family has been established at BankWest by the Hughes County Sheriff’s Department. Designate your gifts for “Lee Weber Memorial Fund” and leave them at any BankWest location in South Dakota.

There is also a GoFundMe account entitled “Lee Weber Memorial.”

The River Bottom Militiamen are planning their fifth annual motorcycle poker run on Saturday, July 18, with all proceeds designated for the family of Lee Weber. Sign-up will take place at the Longbranch from 9 to 11:15 a.m. that morning with kickstands up at 11:30. Cost is $20 per hand, $10 per passenger hand and $10 per extra hand. First place wins $300, second place $150 and worst hand $50.

Fabian “Red” Morin, 74, Pierre, died July 5 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital after a long battle with cancer. A wake will begin at 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at the Lakota Chapel. Graveside services will be at 11:15 a.m. Friday at Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Morin was born and attended school at Belcourt, N.D. He moved to Pierre and married Brenda Bad Moccasin. He was employed by the city of Pierre electrical department for 38 years, retiring in 2002. He also volunteered with Pierre Fire Department’s Engine #3. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; his daughter, Kimberley, and 11 siblings.

July 5 was Kim Hipple’s first Sunday as pastor of Beach United Methodist Church in Howard. Kim has been attending Sioux Falls Seminary for the past 11 months and will continue there to obtain her master of divinity degree while also working her way through the United Methodist Church Dakotas Conference’s candidacy program. When Kim arrived in Howard last week, she was whisked away to a welcoming dinner at the golf course, then came home to the parsonage to find it clean and full of welcome notes.

Donald Trimble died July 7 at the age of 70. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Feigum Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Riverside Cemetery.

Janelle (Kvislen) Carda’s next appearance on a segment of the “Keloland LIving” program will be next Monday, July 13. The program airs at 2 p.m. weekdays on KELO-TV.

A memorial service for Enid Hyde, who passed away April 12 at the age of 107, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Congregational United Church of Christ. She was the sixth of eight children of Leon and Zelia Howard of Blunt. After graduating from Blunt High School in 1930, Enid married Franklin Hyde in 1931. They raised four children. Enid was active in the community as a founding member of a book club, as a Red Cross Grey Lady at Maryhouse and as a recorder of books for the visually and physically handicapped. She conducted the Star Lab at the South Dakota Discovery Center, served on the board of the South Dakota Historical Society, was a charter member of Chapter CG of P.E.O., and was a founding member of Missouri Breaks Chapter of the Audubon Society. Enid befriended people in all walks and stations of life. She lived in her home for 85 yards and remained there until her death. She is survived by two daughters, Helen Harryman of Pierre and Heather Hyde of Santa Clara, Calif; a son, Harlow Hyde of DeLand, Fla.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Among those who preceded her in death were her parents, all of her siblings, her husband in 1966, a son Howard in 1981 and two grandchildren.

A taco feed to raise money to help Sully Buttes student Chase Yellowhawk reach the National High School Finals Rodeo in Guthrie, Okla., will be held starting at 4 p.m. this Sunday, July 12, at the Medicine Creek Bar and Grill in Blunt.

His long military service finally completed, Brady Smith and his wife, Emily, and their children made the long drive from Anchorage, Alaska, to Denver where they will be making their new home.

Gale Anderson, 81, Pierre, died June 26 at Ava’s Hospice House in Sioux Falls. His family will host a celebration of life gathering from 2 to 5 p.m. this Friday at the American Legion cabin. He is survived by his wife, Avis; three children, Shane (Jodie) Anderson of Pierre, Carl (Lisa) Anderson of Aberdeen and Travis (Brad) Anderson of San Francisco; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Doug and Julie Osnes welcomed Travis and Amber (Osnes) Antholz and their girls from Lincoln, Neb., for the holiday weekend, joining Doug and Julie as well as Amber’s brother, Drew, his wife Heather and their boys for the family gathering.

Former Pierre resident Kathryn (Kathy) Larson, 78, Sioux Falls, died July 6 at Ava’s Hospice House in Sioux Falls. She had been diagnosed with cancer last December. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, followed by a graveside service at 3:45 at Graceland Cemetery in Madison. Kathy is survived by her husband, Jim Larson of Sioux Falls; their daughters, Amy Hughes and her husband Steve of Pierre and Kara Zirpel and her husband Bruce of Elkhorn, Neb., and five grandchildren.

Bryan Konechne (’98), who works as communications director for the South Dakota School of Mines Foundation in Rapid City, is engaged to Starla Anne Otto.

Josh and Kassi (Schuetzle) Wilson of Sturgis, who have three sons, revealed they are expecting a fourth boy in December.

John Graves, 69, Pierre, died July 3. A private memorial celebration of his life will be held at a later date. He grew up in Pierre and graduated from high school in Memphis in 1969. He spent his life working in construction. John is survived by nine siblings, Cheryl Hyde and her husband Dick of Onida, Walter Graves and his wife Becca of Hartford, Gary Graves and his wife Lauri of Pierre, Julie Darling of Pierre, Mark Graves of Pierre, Susan Graves of Box Elder, Barbara Volker and her husband Royce of Rapid City, Amy Jibben and her husband Lane of Sioux Falls, and Jim Graves and his wife Laura of Pierre; a nephew, Cole Darling of Rapid City, and a niece, Katlyn Gustafson and her husband Derek of Pierre.

Heather (Smith) Englehart (’97) last week was promoted from major to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the 139th Regional Support Group of the Louisiana National Guard. Heather, her husband Kyle, and their two children live in New Orleans.

The President’s List for the spring quarter at Lake Area Technical College in Watertown includes these area students: Samantha Axtell (4.0), Jacob Beastrom (4.0), Olivia Bertram (4.0), Adam Brown, Logan Chase, Austin Gabriel, Jared Geigle, Kendhyl Lyon, Drew Plooster (4.0), Colton Ramsey, Sheldon Reitz, Brenden Wheelhouse.

Onida native Tom Byrum has confirmed with the organizers of the Sanford International golf tournament in Sioux Falls that he will return to his home state to play in this year’s tournament in September.

The Dean’s List at Augustana University for the spring semester includes these area students or students with local connections: Aislinn Duffy, Caitlin Hemmelman, Layne Hohn, Jebben Keyes, Arden Koenecke, Nolan Ortbahn, Peter Sanchez, Riggs Sanchez, Elizabeth Schaefer and Hunter Widvey.

Check out the anniversaries in the lists above. There are several quite prominent ones that stand out this week. Former Pierre residents Ed and Rhoda Baer (Larissa FastHorse’s parents) out in Santa Monica, Calif., will celebrate their 71st anniversary this Sunday. Find their Facebook page and wish them well. Mack and Karen Wyly just outside Fort Pierre celebrate their 57th anniversary next Monday. In Pierre Tom and Esther Harmon have their 50th anniversary tomorrow (Friday).


“Against every law of society and nature, our children are taught in school to hate their own country.”

— President Donald Trump at Mount Rushmore, 7-3-20




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