Vol. 20, No. 5; Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

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This week’s schedules:
Girls tennis: Thursday, at ESD tournament, Brookings, 8:00.
Cross country: Thursday, at Watertown invitational, 4:00.
Football: Friday, at Sturgis, 6:00.
Volleyball: Friday, home vs. Yankton, 7:00; Saturday, home vs. Sioux Falls O’Gorman, 7:00; Tuesday, home vs. Huron.
Boys golf: Monday-Tuesday, at state tournament, Brookings.
Cheer/dance: Tuesday, at Brandon Valley invitational, 5:30.
Girls soccer: Tuesday, home for first-round playoff game.
Boys soccer: Tuesday, at first-round playoff game.

Football: The Governors put a damper on Brookings’ homecoming with a 28-0 domination of the Bobcats. Pierre had 306 rushing yards, including Garrett Stout’s 140 yards in 20 carries, Gage Gehring’s 85 yards in 15 carries and Maguire Raske’s 81 in 20 tries. Brookings had 163 total yards in the game and never reached the Pierre red zone. Stout passed to Jack Maher for a three-yard touchdown play to open the scoring. Stout made it 14-0 with a 62-yard TD scamper. Raske crossed over from two yards out for a 21-0 lead. Gehring scored on a two-yard TD after Brookings had muffed a punt reception, setting up Pierre at the 1-yard line. The top-ranked Govs stand at 4-1.

Class 11AA football:
Last week’s games—
Pierre 28, Brookings 0
Yankton 38, Huron 27
Harrisburg 23, Aberdeen Central 21
Mitchell 55, Douglas 20
Spearfish 32, Sturgis 21
This week’s games—
HURON (3-1) at MITCHELL (2-3)
PIERRE (4-1) at STURGIS (2-3)
HARRISBURG (3-2) at Watertown
BROOKINGS (3-2) at Sioux Falls Washington
Sioux Falls Lincoln at YANKTON (2-3)
DOUGLAS (0-5) at St. Thomas More
Hot Springs at SPEARFISH (1-4)

Boys golf: At the ESD conference tournament the Governors placed ninth with a 389 score. Yankton won the team title by a stroke over Brookings. Pierre scores; Thomas Kropp 90, Sawyer Lee 98, Tyler Swenson 99, Zane Baus 100, Carter Karst 103, Grady Klundt 107. At Watertown’s invitational the Govs placed eighth with a 348 score in a meet won by Harrisburg. Kropp tied for 25th place with an 85. Other Pierre scores: Swenson 86, Klundt 87, Karst 90, Lee 91.

Girls tennis: The Lady Govs won their first dual of the season when they whipped Spearfish 9-0. In the home invitational Pierre also lost a pair of matches against Rapid City schools.

Cheer/dance: At O’Gorman’s invitational Tuesday the Pierre competitive dance team placed 10th overall after finishing fifth in hip hop, 10th in pom and 10th in jazz.

Volleyball: The Lady Govs whitewashed Aberdeen Central, 3-0, on game scores of 25-23, 25-17 and 28-26. They lost to Mitchell, 3-0, on game scores of 19-25, 20-25 and 26-28. On Tuesday they won at Brandon Valley, 3-1, on game scores of 25-20, 19-25, 25-15 and 25-23. Abby Smith had 12 kills and Kodi Severyn 11 kills among the team’s total of 45 kills. Pierre stands at 6-5.

Boys soccer: The Governors finished the regular season with an 8-0 loss at Brookings. The final record is 2-9-1.

Girls soccer: Pierre won at Brookings, 2-0, Tuesday to finish the regular season with the state’s best record at 10-1-1. Emily Mikkelsen and Nikylee Schwartz each scored a goal, and Mack Rath posted another shutout in the nets.

Boys soccer playoffs: If the SDHSAA seed points stay as they are today, these will be the first-round matches next Tuesday:
— Upper bracket:
#16 Mitchell at #1 S.F. Roosevelt
#9 Aberdeen Central at #8 Brookings
#13 S.F. Lincoln at #4 Spearfish
#12 Yankton at #5 S.F. O’Gorman
— Lower bracket:
#15 Pierre at #2 S.F. Washington
#10 Watertown at #7 Brandon Valley
#14 Sturgis at #3 R.C. Central
#11 Huron at #6 R.C. Stevens
— Not qualifying:
Harrisburg and Douglas

Girls soccer playoffs: If the SDHSAA seed points stay as they are today, these will be the first-round matches next Tuesday:
— Upper bracket:
#16 Harrisburg at #1 Pierre
#9 S.F. Roosevelt at #8 Aberdeen Central
#13 Mitchell at #4 S.F. O’Gorman
#12 Brookings at #5 Brandon Valley
— Lower bracket:
#15 S.F. Washington at #2 R.C. Stevens
#10 Sturgis at #7 S.F. Lincoln
#14 Spearfish at #3 Yankton
#11 Watertown at #6 R.C. Central
— Not qualifying:
Huron and Douglas


This week’s schedules:
Cross country: Saturday, at Highmore invitational, 10:00.
Volleyball: Thursday, home vs. Lemmon, 6:30.
Football: Friday, home vs. Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central, 7:00.

Class 11B, Region 4 football:
Last week’s games—
Stanley County 59, St. Francis 0
Todd County 39, Red Cloud 24
Mount Vernon-Plankinton 30, Winner 28
Lead-Deadwood 57, Bennett County 7
Custer idle
Pine Ridge 50, Crow Creek 0
This week’s games—
WINNER (3-2) at Chamberlain
McLaughlin at LEAD-DEADWOOD (5-1)
Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central at STANLEY COUNTY (4-2)
CUSTER (3-2) at Pine Ridge
St. Francis at CROW CREEK (1-4)

Volleyball: The Lady Buffs lost a 3-0 match to Potter County on game scores of 14-25, 23-25 and 10-25. They also lost 3-0 to Crow Creek on game scores of 21-25, 18-25 and 24-26.


This week’s schedules:
Football: Friday, home vs. North Border, 7:00.
Volleyball: Thursday, home vs. Philip, 6:30; Tuesday, at Highmore-Harrold, 6:30.
Cross country: Saturday, at Highmore invitational, 10:00.

Football: The Chargers accumulated 198 rushing yards and 269 passing yards in winning at Sunshine Bible Academy, 50-10. Nick Wittler completed nine of 11 passes for 218 yards, including two touchdown passes to Grant Johnson and one each to Morris Hofer and Cam Ogle. Hofer and Mackenzie Weinheimer also scored touchdowns on the ground. The final Sully Buttes score came during a running clock when Caleb Chicoine connected with Grant Petersen on a 24-yard play.

Class 9B, Region 1 football:
Last week’s games—
Sully Buttes 50, Sunshine Bible 10
Faulkton Area 36, North Border 6
Hitchcock-Tulare 64, Tiospa Zina 12
Langford Area 45, Northwestern 6
Iroquois idle
This week’s games—
North Border at SULLY BUTTES (5-0)
FAULKTON AREA (5-1) at Iroquois (0-5)

Volleyball: The Chargers whipped Sunshine Bible, 3-0, on game scores of 25-13, 25-23 and 25-9. At the Central Conference tournament in Miller, SBHS beat Highmore-Harrold, 2-0; lost to Faulkton, 2-0, and beat Wolsey-Wessington, 2-1. On Tuesday the girls shut down Potter County, 3-0, on game scores of 25-15, 27-25 and 25-21. Lauren Wittler and Kendra Kleven had 10 and nine kills, respectively. SBHS stands at 14-6.


Serve. In any capacity.

You are a hero in my eyes when you show compassion when you don’t have time. or when you have the courage to confront injustice with your words, not your fists. Or when you give your treasure willingly when you have little to give. Or when you have found that it is no longer a viable option to ignore a dream and you allow it to lead. Or when you measure the greatness of a nation by the way in which it cares for those most vulnerable.

Heroism is definted by the action taken, not the uniform worn. Heroes are all around us. Appreciate them by emulating them.
— Dr. Stuart Stofferahn


Thursday: cinnamon.
Friday-Sunday: black cherry.


1 day: Sully Buttes High homecoming day (Sept. 28).
1 day: Stanley County High homecoming day (Sept. 28).
1 day: Custer State Park buffalo roundup (Sept. 28).
2 days: Gypsy Day at Northern (Sept. 29).
2 days: Trojan Day at Dakota State (Sept. 29).
2 days: Swarm Day at Black Hills State (Sept. 29).
2 days: Cougar Day at USF (Sept. 29).
2 days: Riggs High band at River City Band Festival, Chamberlain (Sept. 29).
3 days: Crazy Horse volksmarch (Sept. 30).
3 days: Grand opening of The Helmsley Center (Sept. 30).
4 days: State boys golf tournaments, ‘AA’ Brookings, ‘A’ Dell Rapids (Oct. 1).
5 days: Baseball playoffs begin (Oct. 2).
7 days: State girls tennis tournament, Rapid City (Oct. 4-6).
7 days: Minnesota Wild season opener (Oct. 4).
9 days: Halo Day at Presentation (Oct. 6).
9 days: Dakota Day at USD (Oct. 6).
12 days: Riggs High fall play, “Much Ado About Nothing” (Oct. 9, 11-12).
16 days: Blue & White Day at DWU (Oct. 13).
16 days: Hobo Day at SDSU (Oct. 13).
16 days: Riggs High band at Yankton competition (Oct. 13).
18 days: U.S. Marine Band concert, Riggs theater (Oct. 15).
19 days: Riggs High fall choir concert and art show (Oct. 16).
20 days: Minnesota Timberwolves season opener (Oct. 17).
22 days: State competitive cheer/dance tournament, Brandon (Oct. 19-20).
23 days: Viking Day at Augustana (Oct. 20).
23 days: Rapid City Rush home opener (Oct. 20).
23 days: State cross country meet, Sioux Falls (Oct. 20).
25 days: Voter registration deadline for general election (Oct. 22).
25 days: Georgia Morse Middle School band/chorus concert and art show (Oct. 22).
26 days: Sutton-Noem gubernatorial debate, KELO-TV, 7 p.m. (Oct. 23).
28 days: Sutton-Noem gubernatorial debate, SDPB, 8 p.m. (Oct. 25).
29 days: Riggs High band at S.D. Music Educators convention, Rapid City (Oct. 26).
30 days: All-State Chorus/Orchestra concert, Rapid City (Oct. 27).
33 days: Riggs High band concert and art show (Oct. 30).
38 days: Daylight Saving Time ends, 2 a.m. (Nov. 4).
40 days: General election (Nov. 6).
40 days: Riggs High marching band indoor concert (Nov. 6).
42 days: State football championship games, Vermillion (Nov. 8-10).


It’s lovely to know that someone took the time to sit down and write me. It’s lovely to show someone I care by slowing down and taking time to write to him or her.
— Egg Press and Hello/Lucky


Northwestern (Iowa) men’s soccer (Cole Cruse): The Raiders defeated Jamestown, 4-0, as Cole had an assist on the team’s fourth goal. He had one shot in the game. He had another in a 1-1 tie against Concordia (Neb.). Northwestern, now 5-3-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the GPAC, played at Mount Marty last night, goes to Doane Saturday and hosts Briar Cliff next Wednesday.

South Dakota women’s soccer (Joana Zanin): The Coyotes won 3-0 over New Mexico State Thursday. On Sunday USD lost to New Mexico State, 3-2. Joana scored USD’s second goal unassisted as she fired from 20 yards out and bent the ball into the far corner of the net. With a camera in ideal location behind her, the shot showed up on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” show that night as the No. 1 play of the day in the country. USD opens Summit League play Friday at Denver.

South Dakota State women’s soccer: The Jacks’ Friday match against UMKC was cancelled due to rain and an unplayable field in Brookings. Now 5-4-1, SDSU goes to Purdue Fort Wayne Friday and Western Illinois Sunday.

Northern women’s soccer (Tori Thorpe): The Wolves defeated Southwest Minnesota State, 2-1, and lost to USF by the same margin. Now 4-3-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the NSIC, Northern has a pair of homecoming matches—Friday vs. Winona State and Sunday vs. Upper Iowa.

King’s College men’s soccer (Gus Axtman): The Monarchs defeated Cabrini University, 1-0, and the only goal was scored by Gus on a header at 63:35. It was his second goal of the season. King’s then tied Frostburg State (Md.), 2-2, in double overtime, and Gus had one shot in that game. Now 4-3-2, King’s played at Centenary (N.J.) last night, will be home against Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham Saturday and then goes to Penn College Tuesday.

St. Thomas men’s soccer (Marcus Hluchy): The Tommies tied Gustavus Adolphus, 1-1, in double overtime and defeated Hamline, 4-3, in overtime. Now 6-1-1, St. Thomas plays at Macalester Saturday and hosts St. John’s Tuesday.

Concordia (Minn.) women’s soccer (Morgan Hluchy): The Cobber women defeated Hamline, 3-0, and Morgan got off one shot. Concordia lost to Wisconsin-River Falls, 2-1, and tied Macalester in double overtime, 1-1. Now 4-4-1, Concordia hosts Carleton Saturday.

Black Hills State women’s soccer (Katie Nielson): The Yellowjackets remain winless in nine matches after a 3-0 loss to Westminster and a 4-0 loss to Dixie State. Katie started at forward against Dixie State. BHSU goes to Western State (Colo.)( Friday and to Colorado-Mesa Sunday.

South Dakota Mines cross country (Theron Singleton): The Hardrockers competed at Black Hills State’s meet. Theron placed 23rd in the men’s 8K in 29:35.4. Mines runs next Oct. 12 at MSU-Billings.

Black Hills State cross country (Kelsey Van Den Hemel): At their home McSpadden meet, the Yellowjacket men and women were both first among three schools. Kelsey placed 10th in the women’s 5K in 20:41.9. Next up for BHSU is a meet at Metro State in Denver Oct. 6.

South Dakota State cross country (Rachel Propst): Idle last week, the Rabbits run Saturday at Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational.

South Dakota cross country (Caleb Lusk, Maddy McClure): The Coyotes had last week off. They run Saturday at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota.

South Dakota volleyball: The Coyotes began Summit League play with a pair of road wins—3-2 at NDSU and 3-1 at Oral Roberts. Now 8-6 overall and 2-0 in the league, USD will be home Friday vs. Purdue Fort Wayne and Sunday vs. Western Illinois.

South Dakota State volleyball: The Jackrabbit women lost to Omaha, 3-1, and lost to Denver, 3-0, in their Summit League openers. Now 3-12 overall, SDSU goes to NDSU Friday and to UND Saturday.

Dakota State volleyball (Nicole Sarringar): The Trojans split a pair of games in league play in North Dakota. In a 3-2 loss at Valley City State, Nicole had two kills, 41 assists, one service ace and four digs. In a 3-1 win at Dickinson State, she had one kill, 20 assists, one ace and seven digs. Now 6-7 overall and 1-2 in the NSAA, the Trojans were home vs. DWU last night and stay home to play Presentation Friday and Mayville State Saturday.

Dakota Wesleyan volleyball (Elena Svingen, Jennifer Sweetman): The Tigers lost to Northwestern (Iowa), 3-0. Elena played one of those three sets and had one dig. A 3-0 loss to Morningside was DWU’s fourth straight loss without winning a set. Now 11-6 overall, DWU played at Dakota State last night, then stays home vs. Midland Friday and Concordia (Neb.) Saturday.

University of Mary volleyball (Korie Tetzlaff): The Marauder women lost to Bemidji State, 3-01, and to Minnesota-Crookston, 3-0. Now 3-12, Mary is home Friday vs. Upper Iowa and Saturday vs. Winona State.

North Dakota football: Homecoming in Grand Forks was spoiled by Idaho State, which took down the Fighting Hawks, 25-21. Now 2-2 overall, UND plays at Northern Colorado Saturday.

Northern football (Alex Gray, Colten Drageset, Joe King, Jacob Howard): The Wolves lost to St. Cloud State, 19-14. Alex had five solo tackles and three assisted tackles. Now 1-3, NSU is home for its Gypsy Day game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday vs. Winona State.

University of Sioux Falls football: The Cougars continued their domination of their neighbor, Augustana, beating the Vikings 51-13. USF is now 6-1 in the Key to the City series. USF, now 3-1 overall, hosts Minot State at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Augustana football (Peyton Zabel): The Vikings are 2-2 after losing to USF, 51-13. Augie goes to Minnesota-Crookston Saturday. Peyton is redshirting this year so will have four years of eligibility left starting next fall.

South Dakota football: Idle last week, the Coyotes take their 1-2 record to the field Saturday at Southern Illinois.

North Dakota State football: The Bison have yet to be challenged in three wins, the latest of which was a 38-10 win over Delaware. NDSU opens league play at home vs. SDSU at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on Midco Sports Network.

Presentation football (Michael Lyons): The Saints were drubbed by Dakota State, 59-0. Now 2-2, PC goes up to Valley City State Saturday.

Black Hills State football (Shawn Schnabel): The Yellowjackets are 0-4 after a 34-14 loss to Fort Lewis State (Colo.) BHSU has its Swarm Day game at 1 p.m. Saturday against Dixie State (Utah).

Dakota Wesleyan football (Lukas Chase): The Tigers are 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the GPAC after a 41-13 loss to Morningside. Lukas had one solo tackle and two assisted tackles. DWU goes to Briar Cliff Saturday.

South Dakota Mines football: The Hardrockers were outscored at Dixie State, 51-47, and now stand at 2-2 overall and 1-2 in the RMAC. Mines goes to CSU-Pueblo Saturday.

South Dakota State football: Idle last week, the Jackrabbits play for the Dakota Marker at NDSU Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on Midco Sports Network.

South Dakota women’s golf (Katie Bartlett): Idle last week, the Coyote women play in Creighton’s tournament Monday and Tuesday.

South Dakota State men’s golf (Austin Hoss): The Jacks didn’t play last week. They host their Jackrabbit meet at Valentine, Neb., Sunday and Monday.

Augustana women’s golf (Natalie Young): The strong Augustana team placed second among 17 schools at Southwest Minnesota State’s Mustang Invitational. Natalie tied for 11th place with a pair of 77s for a 154 total. Augie plays Saturday and Sunday in its home invitational on the Elmwood course.

Northern Michigan women’s golf (Karissa Guthrie): Idle last week, the NMU women go to Grand Valley State’s invitational in downstate Michigan Saturday.


Sept. 29: Tyler Arbach/Rachel Hartmann.
Oct. 6: Rodd Bauck/Megan Vockrodt.
Oct. 6: Cale Pell/Sarah Lihs.
Aug. 31: Devin Maki/Karlie Warne.


“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding.”
— Upton Sinclair


Colorado Rockies:
Thursday: Philadelphia, 1:10.
Friday: Washington, 6:10.
Saturday: Washington, 6:10.
Sunday: Washington, 1:10.

Minnesota Twins:
Thursday: Detroit, 7:10, FSN.
Friday: Chicago White Sox, 1:10 and 7:10, FSN.
Saturday: Chicago White Sox, 6:10, FSN.
Sunday: Chicago White Sox, 2:10, FSN.

Chicago Cubs:
Thursday: Pittsburgh, 7:05, MLBN.
Friday: St. Louis, 1:20.
Saturday: St. Louis, 12:05, Fox.
Sunday: St. Louis, 2:20.

Pierre Trappers: Three of the first men on the 2019 roster for the Expedition League’s Pierre Trappers are returnees from this past summer. Joseph Brazil is a sophomore pitcher at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif.; Seth Brewer a sophomore pitcher from Bismarck State (and Rapid City), and Niko Piazza a sophomore outfielder/pitcher from Southeast Oklahoma State. A newcomer to the Trappers will be Bill Moreland, a junior infielder at Northern Colorado from Littleton.


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): Sioux Falls hosted the first Sanford International at Minnehaha Country Club. Steve Stricker was the winner by four strokes with a 13-under-par final score. Tom had a 67-72-72=211 1-over-par weekend and earned $5,940. This weekend the Champions Tour goes to Pebble Beach in California for the First Tee Open Friday through Sunday on Golf Channel.


From the marquee at Indian Hills Community Center in Colorado:





Gillette Wild (Coleman Varty): Coleman had a great weekend as the Wild swept Missoula, 7-4 and 3-1. In the first game he scored two goals and assisted on four other goals. In the Saturday game he had two more assists. Now 2-2, Gillette plays Missoula again this weekend, this time on the road.

Sioux Falls Stampede: The Stampede completed the preseason with a record of 2-2-1 when they lost to Fargo in overtime, 3-2, and then beat Fargo, 4-3. Sioux Falls opens the regular season in Pittsburgh this weekend against Central Illinois and Team USA.

Minnesota Wild: The Wild split the first four preseason games, losing to Dallas 3-1 and 5-3 and defeating St. Louis 2-1 and Colorado 7-0. Minnesota played Winnipeg last night and goes to Colorado Friday to end the preseason.


NFL games live on local TV:
Thursday: Minnesota-Los Angeles Rams, 7:00, Fox.
Sunday: Tampa Bay-Chicago, 8:30 a.m., Fox.
Sunday: Buffalo-Green Bay, noon, CBS.
Sunday: San Francisco-Los Angeles Chargers, 3:25, CBS.
Sunday: Baltimore-Pittsburgh, 7:20, NBC.
Monday: Kansas City-Denver, 7:15, ESPN.

Midco Sports Network live games:
Thursday: Volleyball—NDSU-UND, 7:00.
Friday: Football—Bismarck St. Mary’s-Fargo Shanley, 7:00.
Saturday: Football—SDSU-NDSU, 2:30.
Saturday: Football—Northern-Winona State, 2:30 (MSN2).

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings were embarrassed in a “sure-win” game by Buffalo at home. And now things start to get tough for the 1-1-1 Minnesotans, who play the Rams in Los Angeles tonight (Thursday) on Fox.

Denver Broncos: Denver lost at Baltimore and next hosts Kansas City on Monday night.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons, after going 49 days without a home game, returned to the Twin Cities and surprised Portland, 3-2. Minnesota plays at New York City FC this Saturday.


“No, we don’t need more sleep. It’s our souls that are tired, not our bodies. We need nature. We need magic. We need adventure. We need freedom. We need truth. We need stillness. We don’t need more sleep. We need to wake up and live.”
— Brooke Hampton


Thursday, Sept. 27:
Ryan Ogan, Kevin Colestock, Kendra (Lamb) Macke, Remington Uecker, Kevin Hipple, Mollee (Hewlett) Madden, Ken Erlenbusch, Hazel Thier, Barb Nielsen, Ken Melius, Quanna Hager, Cheryl Seefeldt, Gill Hedman, John Williams, Nicole Stasch, Robert Sowers, Mark Mitchell.
— 21st anniversary, Brian/Jami Oakland.
— 10th anniversary, Tyson/Crystal (Boehmer) Lindekugel.

Friday, Sept. 28:
Mark Nielsen, Kim Otterness, Amy (Swenson) Einspahr, Erin (Titze) Herr, Sophie Hackett, Cody Hostler, Tom Byrum, Matt Mullaney, Dr. Pat Hermanson.
— Anniversary, Allen/Jennifer (Maberry) Langfeldt.
— 6th anniversary, Matthew/Darby (Warne) Boyd.
— 16th anniversary, Ron/Mary (Burtts) Wire.
— 5th anniversary, Matthew/Ashley (Heikes) Riggs.

Saturday, Sept. 29:
Charlie Magedanz, Jon Kinsman, Tim Schaefer, Ben Clair, Brittani Scott, Elizabeth Vogt, Jeri Wilcox, Ellen Kub, George Sperry.
— 6th anniversary, Brian/Jessica Knadle.
— 6th anniversary, Justin/Erin (Moehring) Boggs.

Sunday, Sept. 30:
Ezra Rosenau, Rod Fisher, Allison Lindbloom, Kelley Trebesch, Joe Tetzlaff, Todd Bertsch, Mike Huxford, Dusty Johnson, Chelsey Diez, Leigh Ann Dunn, Joan Adam, Jeff Holden, Jim Mehlhaff.
— 7th anniversary, Jay/Lindsey (Suedkamp) Griffith.
— 1st anniversary, Austen/Abbie (Ramsey) McCloud.
— 1st anniversary, Sean/Shayna (Gross) Mehlhaff.
— 13th anniversary, Shawn/Lori (Stulken) Blom.
— 2nd anniversary, Jason/Ashley (Iverson) Feyereisen.

Monday, Oct. 1:
Kelsey Collier-Wise, George Sazama, Michael Lindbloom, Sarah Farnsworth, Karlie Slape, Josh Hartmann, Mikal Kern, Joelle (Sarvis) Ellenbecker, Karae (Englehart) Parsons, Janell (Sarvis) Juhnke, Dawn Harris, Michael Rydland.
— 7th anniversary, Derek/Jennifer (Jensen) Newcomb.
— 19th anniversary, Brad/Joelle (Sarvis) Ellenbecker.
— 7th anniversary, Dustin/Jamie (McQuistion) Haefner.

Tuesday, Oct. 2:
Brea Lyn Steele, Jenna (Wickersham) Morin, Nancy Baker, Brent Hepker, JKayce Beastrom, Eric Robinson, Briana (Tobin) Bales.
— 14th anniversary, Jon/Lacie (Boyle) Herman.
— 14th anniversary, Brian/Brooke (Drewes) Dozark.
— 7th anniversary, Donny/Abby Kuper.
— 8th anniversary, Tyler/Angel Nemec.

Wednesday, Oct. 3:
Chris Rumrill, Christian Hess, Tyson Paxton, Jill Gilmore, John Rounds, Jolene Schall, Annika Russell, John Barnett, Ellery Humphery, Paulette Disburg, Stephanie (Collison) Thier, Eero Lehmkuhl.
— 31st anniversary, Mike/Kristi Jordan.
— 9th anniversary, Bryan/Gina Konechne.
— 3rd anniversary, Ronn/Kendra (Ott) Boyer.
— 3rd anniversary, Thomas/Brianne Trimble.
— 9th anniversary, Nic/Lacey (Boehmer) Hogan.
— 3rd anniversary, Kyle/Carly (Myers) Schrempp.

Thursday, Oct. 4:
Andrina Larson, Henry White, Ross Sperry, Stacia Nissen, Jean Rounds, Kelly Zinter, Gini Grannes, Kate (Robertson) Bartel, Steph (Dvorak) Delvo, Mandy (Vogel) Howard.
— 9th anniversary, Nate/Rachel Kuchta.
— 15th anniversary, Chad/Rebecca (Feller) Uhrig.
— 4th anniversary, Bryce/Alyssa (Colton) Sutton.
— 4th anniversary, Matt/Carrie Bunkowske.


Last week 12 of our 18 contestants could do no better than 5-5. They should be glad I didn’t have the Vikings’ and Packers’ sure-thing wins among the 10 games. It was bad enough that the Gophers, Iowa, TCU, Oklahoma State, the Falcons and the Broncos let a lot of them down. Nevertheless, Laurie Johnson deep in the heart of Texas came up with an 8-2 record for 10 points. Eric Lusk and Jon Boer at 7-3 earned nine points each. At 6-4 for eight points each were Jeff Adel, Jason Christenson and Eric James.

This week’s games (send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Saturday morning):
(1) Purdue at Nebraska
(2) South Dakota State at North Dakota State
(3) West Virginia at Texas Tech
(4) Texas at Kansas State
(5) Stanford at Notre Dame
(6) Ohio State at Penn State
(7) NFL: Detroit at Dallas
(8) NFL: Tampa Bay at Chicago
(9) NFL: Miami at New England
(10) NFL: Cleveland at Oakland


The buck does funny things when the does are present.


  • Usually on Super Bowl Sunday those who are football fanatics start whining that there won’t be any more TV football till August. Not the case next year! On the Sunday after the Super Bowl, the new Alliance of American Football (the AAF) begins its first season. I am shocked to learn that the games will be on CBS and the CBS Sports Network. That would seem to add a bit of credibility to the new league. The season will run till championship weekend at the end of April. Start learning these new team nicknames—Atlanta Legends, Birmingham Iron, Memphis Express and Orlando Apollos in the east and Arizona Hotshots, Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet in the west.
  • Heather Sailer found the following and posted it on Facebook this week. It shows a TV weatherman posting advice for Southerners driving on snow: “Just pretend you’re taking your grandma to church. There’s a platter of biscuits and two gallons of sweet tea in glass jars in the back seat. She’s wearing a new dress and holding a crockpot full of gravy.”


Pierre Players’ last three performances of its season-opening show will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Grand Opera House. The show is “The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church.”

A celebration of the life of Dana K. Arndt will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Morrie’s Steakhouse in Sioux Falls. He died Aug. 25 while attending a scientific conference in Las Vegas. He spent his early life on a farm near Harrold and graduated from Pierre High School in 1964. After attending the School of Mines and SDSU, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War years. Due to serious illness, he was unable to deploy with the 101st Airborne Division. He spent a long career in electrical engineering in Minneapolis. He is survived by his sister, Xavia Sheffield; his brother, Mark Arndt; a daughter, a son and three grandchildren.

The public is invited to a free open house at the new Avera St. Mary’s Helmsley Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 30.

S. Gordon Brown, 81, died Sept. 17. Services were held last Friday at Feigum Funeral Home. He pastored churches in Mound City, Selby, Omaha, Sioux Falls, Pierre, Presho, Meadow, Bismarck and Mandan. He was also a nursing home administrator, restaurant owner and auctioneer. He and his late wife, Elvina, were married for 62 years. He is survived by his daughter, Carmella Bourk; his son, Dallas Brown; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two brothers.

Robert “Rob” Calkins is celebrating his 80th birthday. Greetings can be sent to 2237 – 286th Ave., Fort Pierre SD 57532.

Plan for supper at the Pizza Ranch from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1. A portion of the proceeds from dine-in, drive-through and carry-out meals will go to the Pierre-Fort Pierre Lions Club for its various local community projects.

This is the weekend the Northern State University Athletic Hall of Fame inducts its 2018 class at a banquet Friday as part of Gypsy Day homecoming weekend. Monte Hillestad and John Hoover, both former Pierre teachers and coaches, were part of the 1969 Northern football team that won the SDIC championship, went unbeaten at 9-0 and finished the year ranked 12th in the nation in NAIA football. Earl Lindell, Onida native who lives in Texas, was also part of that team. The team is being inducted as a group into the Hall of Fame.

The first Casey’s general store in this area is coming to the Teton Island business area in Fort Pierre. There are also plans for a new hotel at the south end of Yellowstone Street. (News courtesy of “Today’s KCCR News.”)

Cari Leidholt and Autumn Stout from the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management were deployed to North Carolina to assist with the response to Hurricane Florence flooding. They are stationed in the state emergency operations center in Raleigh till Oct. 3.

One of John and Laura Williams’ friends in Sioux Falls have, with their permission, started a GoFundMe page to help them with the sizable medical expenses that have accompanied their daughter Ericka’s treatments, trips and now surgery in Rochester. You can read Ericka’s story and help the Williams family at this link:

Brandon Cruse of Rapid City and his officiating team were in Morgantown, W. Va., Saturday to work the West Virginia-Kansas State game in the Big 12 Conference.

Our sympathy to the Jordre families in this area. Paul Jordre of Selby died Sept. 18 in Aberdeen where he was born, raised and married. A memorial service took place Monday at the United Methodist Church in Selby. Mr. Jordre graduated from high school at Corona in 1955 and from college at Northern in 1959. He taught and coached for 17 years at Wilmot, Edgemont, Arlington, Faulkton and Selby. Later in life he was a sales representative in three states for Permabound and Rand McNally. He and his wife of 59 years, Sonia, moved in 2005 to New Evarts on Lake Oahe. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Karinda Groothuis of Montevideo, Minn., Todd Jordre of Aberdeen, the Rev. Sharla McCaskell of Rapid City and Clark Jordre of Onida; 10 grandchildren and two brothers, Terry Jordre of Aberdeen and Galen Jordre of Pierre.

Tevan (Wenbourne) Newman is one of the latest inductees into Aberdeen Central High School’s Hall of Fame. Tevan is the daughter of Pierre natives Kerry and Pam (Welch) Wenbourne.

Services for Marlene Stewart were held Tuesday at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. She passed away Sept. 19. The former Marlene Harter graduated from Pierre High School in 1949 and married Kenny Stewart in 1950. They made their home on the Stewart family farm northeast of Pierre until coming into town in 1972. They lived on the golf course. Kenny died in 2000, but Marlene remained until her home was flooded in 2011 after which she moved into a town home in town. She is survived by their six children, Doug Stewart of Castle Rock, Colo., Rich Stewart of Mitchell, Les Stewart of Pierre, Lyle Stewart of Pierre, Jill Stewart of Pierre and DeeAnn Birchem of Rapid City; 17 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.

Last week’s Athlete of the Week honorees from the Pierre Athletic Coaches Association were Emily Mikkelsen of the soccer team and Garrett Stout of the football team.

Bill Stevens wants all those folks who have emigrated from Pierre and Fort Pierre to live in Sioux Falls, Tea, Brandon, Harrisburg and vicinity to know there is a “Pierre/Fort Pierre Grams and Papas” group. They meet at 9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at HyVee’s Market Grille at the corner of Louise Avenue and 49th Street.

Stanley County native Thad Caldwell this week was named Positive Teacher of the Week at Central High School in Rapid City.

Rodd Bauck’s outstanding Riggs Chamber Choir will be going to New York next June to sing at Carnegie Hall. The Pierre choir will be part of an international choir there, performing “Calling All Dawns” by Christopher Tin. They have begun a fund-raising campaign to help them get to New York. When you order from Schwan’s through their Schwan’s Cares campaign, the choir will get cash back—20% from purchases of delicious foods and 40% from eGift cards (limit one per customer). You can order online, through the fund-raising page or by phone using the choir’s group ID#42144. The campaign ends Nov. 1, then the choir will receive 10% of sales through Jan. 27. Here is the link: https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/42144

J.D. Carter was crowned king and Braya Klemann queen at Stanley County High’s homecoming coronation ceremonies. At Sully Buttes High’s 49th Olympian Days coronation, Cade Currier was revealed as emperor and Lauren Wittler as empress.

Junior trombonist Will Kessler and sophomore trumpeter Thomas Vetsch from the Riggs High band will be part of Macy’s Great American Marching Band in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York again this year. The boys have separate funding pages for those who would like to help them finance their costly trips to New York:
— Will: www.gofundme.com/4k6heig
— Thomas: www.gofundme.com/wzmhw6-Macys-marching-band-trip


‘Older than dirt’ is anybody older than 20

As I approach a milestone birthday (aren’t they all?), I found it interesting to run across another of my old newspaper columns, lamenting the fact that the youngsters heading off to college in 2009 were born in 1987 and thus remembered nothing before then for obvious reasons.

Now it shakes me up to realize that this month’s college freshmen were probably born in 2000 and thus know nothing about the 20th century. They were still in diapers when 9/11 happened, and the only Presidents they have known are Bush 43, Obama and Trump. They’ve never known a time without laptops and e-mails. What??!!!

An “older than dirt” quiz came along in one of those unsolicited e-mails just before I wrote that old newspaper column. I’ve added some additional things only we old folks will remember. Think of all this year’s crop of college newbies have missed simply by not showing up in this world until 2000.

How many of these items ring a bell with you? The more you remember, the older you are! And that’s all right. It means we’re still here:

  • Sitting at the dining room table until you decided you liked what was on your plate.
  • Asking permission to leave the dining room table.
  • Bicycles that had one speed.
  • “Beverly Hills 90210.”
  • Those pieces of colored plastic old-timers taped to the front of their black-and-white TV screens so they would have “color television.”
  • That new treat called “a pizza pie.”
  • Party-line telephones.
  • “Titanic.”
  • Those bottles of water with holes in the stopper that Mom used to sprinkle her clothes before ironing because there were no such things as steam irons.
  • Whitey Larson with the news and Les Davis with the sports on WNAX Radio.
  • Royal Crown Cola.
  • That Friday night Princess Diana died in the car accident.
  • Headlight dimmer switches on the floor.
  • Real ice boxes.
  • Ignition switches on the dashboard.
  • Boyz II Men.
  • The USA women winning the World Cup at the Rose Bowl and Brandy Chastain ripping off her shirt.
  • Pant leg clips for use on bicycles that had no chain guards.
  • Playing hide-and-seek with the same neighbor kids in the same neighborhood till it got dark, which meant we had to go home.
  • Soldering irons that had to be heated on gas burners.
  • Using hand signals when driving cars that had no turn signals.
  • Blackjack chewing gum.
  • The white Bronco chase through L.A. and the subseuent O.J. trial.
  • “Saved by the Bell.”
  • Wax Coke-shaped bottles containing colored sugar water.
  • Candy cigarettes.
  • Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.
  • The frantic preparations for a potential disaster when Y2K arrived.
  • “Cheers” where everybody knows your name.
  • Female teachers who wore dresses every day and male teachers who wore neckties. (Egad!)
  • Coffee shops and diners with a tableside jukebox at each table.
  • Ralph Edwards and “This Is Your Life.”
  • Home milk delivery in glass bottles.
  • Newsreels before the feature movie began.
  • Taking down the dry clothes from the backyard clothesline for Mom and putting all of the clothespins back into the bag that was hanging on the line.
  • P.F. Flyers.
  • “Lassie” on Sunday nights at 6:00.
  • Butch wax.
  • General McArthur’s speech to Congress after he was fired by President Truman. (“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”)
  • “Forrest Gump.”
  • Telephone numbers with a word prefix. (My home phone number 60 years ago was CLifford 8-2261. Man! That sounded big city-like.)
  • Peashooters.
  • 45 RPM records.
  • Passenger train trips.
  • “Good Will Hunting” when Affleck and Damon were 20-something screenwriters.
  • Holidays that were always observed on the correct days, convenient or not.
  • A Mitch Miller sing-along.
  • S&H Green Stamps.
  • Hi-fis.
  • The night Cal Ripken Jr. played consecutive game No. 2,632.
  • Canasta parties.
  • Edward R. Murrow.
  • Penny postcards that cost one penny (what else?).
  • Metal ice trays with levers.
  • Mimeograph paper.
  • Whitney Houston singing “I Will Always Love You.”
  • PTA meetings where they gave a prize to the class with the most parents present.
  • Blue flashbulbs.
  • Bert Parks at the Miss America Pageant.
  • Packards.
  • “The Gillette Cavalcade of Sports” and listening to the World Series on the radio because that was the only way to hear it.
  • Rollerskate keys.
  • Dressing up to go to church. Why? Because you were going to church; that’s why.
  • Cork popguns.
  • Drive-in theaters.
  • “Seinfeld.”
  • Service stations before they became convenience stores.
  • Studebakers.
  • Christian Laettner’s buzzer-beater.
  • Washtub wringers.
  • Paper grocery bags, the only kind of grocery bag there was.
  • Typing research papers on your electric typewriter and struggling to leave enough room at the bottom of each page for footnotes.
  • The “Lone Ranger” radio show and its “William Tell Overture” theme song.
  • The men’s basketball Olympics dream team.
  • Asking for “Long Distance” to get an operator to place a phone call.
  • Walter Winchell at 8 p.m. Sunday nights and Louella Parsons at 8:15 on the radio. (If you don’t have to ask who they were, you like me are REALLY old!)
  • Raking leaves in the fall, then burning them out by the curb.

Ah, yes! Those were the days.


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