Vol. 20, No. 6; Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

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Friday-Sunday: strawberry butter.
Monday-Tuesday: almond.
Wednesday-Thursday: orange.


Football: The Governors rolled to a 28-0 halftime lead and an eventual 35-0 win at Sturgis for their fifth straight victory. Maguire Raske scored from the 10-yard line, then from the 6-yard line for a 14-0 lead. After Garrett Stout went 24 yards to the 1-yard line, Raske plunged over for his third score. He got his fourth from 10 yards out, not yet to halftime. In the second half Stout passed to Andrew Coverdale covering 16 yards for Pierre’s final score. The Govs had 353 total yards of offense, 192 of them gained on the ground by Raske.

Class 11AA football:
Last week’s games—
Mitchell 28, Huron 13
Pierre 35, Sturgis 0
Watertown 35, Harrisburg 33
Sioux Falls Washington 27, Brookings 7
Yankton 30, Sioux Falls Lincoln 23
St. Thomas More 54, Douglas 13
Hot Springs 16, Spearfish 0
This week’s games—
MITCHELL (3-3) at PIERRE (5-1)
YANKTON (3-3) at STURGIS (2-4)
HURON (3-2) at Sioux Falls O’Gorman
SPEARFISH (1-5) at DOUGLAS (0-6)

This week’s schedules:
Girls tennis: Thursday-Saturday, at state tournament, Rapid City.
Football: Friday, home vs. Mitchell, 7 p.m.
Girls soccer: Saturday, home for state quarterfinal vs. Sioux Falls Roosevelt; Tuesday, if they win Saturday, home for state semifinal vs. Brandon Valley or O’Gorman.
Cross country: Saturday, at ESD conference meet, Yankton.
Volleyball: Saturday, home vs. Sioux Falls Roosevelt; Tuesday, at Watertown.

Volleyball: The Lady Govs defeated Yankton, 3-1, on game scores of 25-6, 22-25, 25-16 and 25-14. They lost to Sioux Falls O’Gorman, 3-0, on game scores of 14-25, 23-25 and 20-25. In that match Emry Heiss had eight kills and two blocks, Hanna Jerome 14 digs, Abbi Kitts 13 digs, Kenzi Kuxhaus 10 digs and Reagan Reilly 21 assists. On Tuesday Pierre lost to Huron, 3-0, on game scores of 22-25, 16-25 and 24-26. Pierre’s record is 7-7.

Boys golf: At the state tournament Monday and Tuesday Pierre finished 16th of 17 teams with a 140-over-par score. Lincoln won the state title at 30 over par with Stevens second and Roosevelt third. Pierre scores: Grady Klundt and Tyler Swenson, tied for 63rd at 175, 31 over; Carter Karst, tied for 69th at 178, 34 over; Sawyer Lee, tied for 82nd at 188, 44 over; Thomas Kropp, tied for 93rd at 202, 58 over; Zain Baus, tied for 95th at 203, 59 over.

Boys soccer: The Governors’ season ended with a 2-0 loss in the first round of the playoffs Tuesday to Sioux Falls Washington, 2-0. It was the ninth shutout loss for Pierre, whose season ended at 2-10-1.

Boys soccer state quarterfinals Saturday:
Upper bracket—
Aberdeen Central at S.F. Roosevelt
S.F. O’Gorman at R.C. Central
Lower bracket—
R.C. Stevens at S.F. Washington
Brandon Valley at Spearfish

Girls soccer: The defending state champions won their playoff opener over #16 seed Mitchell, 2-0. The top-seeded Lady Govs have a record now of 11-1-1.

Girls soccer state quarterfinals Saturday:
Upper bracket—
S.F. Roosevelt at Pierre
Brandon Valley at S.F. O’Gorman
Lower bracket—
S.F. Lincoln at R.C. Stevens
R.C. Central at Yankton


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This week’s schedules:
Volleyball: Saturday, home vs. Todd County and Cheyenne-Eagle Butte; Tuesday, at Sully Buttes.
Cross country: Saturday, at Philip invitational.
Football: next game Oct. 12 home vs. Chamberlain.

Volleyball: The Lady Buffs lost a 3-1 match to Lemmon on game scores of 13-25, 19-25, 27-25 and 23-25.

Football: The Buffaloes led at halftime, 10-0, en route to a 17-0 win at home over Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central. Reid Wieczorek had a 31-yard field goal to account for three of the points.

Class 11B, Region 4 football:
Last week’s games—
Winner 43, Chamberlain 40
Lead-Deadwood 50, McLaughlin 0
Red Cloud 28, Bennett County 24
Stanley County 17, Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 0
Custer 48, Pine Ridge 26
This week’s games—
WINNER (4-2) at Wagner
LEAD-DEADWOOD (6-1) idle
CUSTER (4-2) at RED CLOUD (4-2)
BENNETT COUNTY (1-6) at St. Francis
CROW CREEK (1-4) at Little Wound


Football: The Chargers were challenged by North Border but remained unbeaten with a 24-14 homecoming win. After an early Sully Buttes fumble, North Border scored for an 8-0 lead. Nick Wittler’s 59-yard run tied the game at 8-8. In the second quarter Wittler scored from 14 yards out for a 16-8 lead. After North Border cut its deficit to 16-14, Wittler carried the mail 61 yards to the 3-yard line. Soon thereafter Wittler scored from eight yards away for a 24-14 lead. Wittler carried 18 times for 277 yards out of the Chargers’ 347 total yards of offense.

Class 9B, Region 1 football:
Last week’s games—
Sully Buttes 24, North Border 14
Faulkton Area 50, Iroquois 0
Langford Area 33, Hitchcock-Tulare 8
Sunshine Bible 27, Northwestern 13
This week’s games—
FAULKTON AREA (6-1) idle
SUNSHINE BIBLE (4-2) at Crazy Horse
Tiospa Zina at IROQUOIS (0-6)

This week’s schedules:
Football: Friday, home vs. Langford Area, 7 p.m.
Cross country: Wednesday, at regional meet, Gettysburg.
Volleyball: Tuesday, home vs. Stanley County.

Volleyball: The Charger girls lost to Philip, 3-1, on game scores of 20-25, 19-25, 27-25 and 16-25. They rebounded to shut out Highmore-Harrold, 3-0, on game scores of 25-23, 25-16 and 25-20. SBHS stands at 15-7.


“Remember to breathe today. Put down your phone and take a break from social media. Pay for someone’s coffee. Compliment a stranger. Tell a friend you love him. Be quick to listen. Breathe. Remember you are alive. Joy and pain can co-exist. Life is still beautiful.”
— Justin Baldoni


2 days: Dakota Day at USD (Oct. 6).
2 days: Halo Day at Presentation (Oct. 6).
5 days: Riggs High fall play, 7 p.m. (Oct. 9, 11, 12).
9 days: Blue & White Day at DWU (Oct. 13).
9 days: Hobo Day at SDSU (Oct. 13).
9 days: Riggs High band at Yankton competition (Oct. 13).
11 days: U.S. Marine Band concert at Riggs theater (Oct. 15).
12 days: Riggs High fall choir concert and art show (Oct. 16).
13 days: Minnesota Timberwolves season opener (Oct. 17).
15 days: State competitive cheer/dance meet, Brandon (Oct. 19-20).
16 days: Viking Day at Augustana (Oct. 20).
16 days: State cross country meet, Sioux Falls (Oct. 20).
16 days: Rapid City Rush home opener (Oct. 20).
18 days: Voter registration deadline for general election (Oct. 22).
18 days: Georgia Morse Middle School band/chorus concert and art show (Oct. 22).
19 days: Sutton-Noem gubernatorial debate, KELO-TV, 7 p.m. (Oct. 23).
21 days: Sutton-Noem gubernatorial debate, SDPB, 8 p.m. (Oct. 25).
22 days: Riggs High band at S.D. Music Educators Conference, Rapid City (Oct. 26).
23 days: All-State Chorus/Orchestra concert, Rapid City (Oct. 27).
26 days: Riggs High band concert and art show (Oct. 30).
31 days: Daylight Saving Time ends (Nov. 4).
33 days: General election (Nov. 6).
33 days: Riggs High indoor marching band concert (Nov. 6).
35 days: State football championship games, Vermillion (Nov. 8-10).
42 days: State volleyball tournaments, Sioux Falls (Nov. 15-17).


Northwestern (Iowa) men’s soccer (Cole Cruse): The Red Raiders whipped Mount Marty, 5-1, in a game in which Cole had one shot. Northwestern then shut out Doane, 5-0, and Cole was in the starting lineup. Now 7-3-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the GPAC, Northwestern played Briar Cliff last night, hosts Midland Saturday and is home against Presentation next Wednesday.

South Dakota women’s soccer (Joana Zanin): The Coyotes lost to Denver, 2-0, in their Summit League opener. Now 5-4-2 overall, USD is home vs. Oral Roberts tonight (Thursday) and goes to Western Illinois Sunday.

South Dakota State women’s soccer: The Jackrabbits opened Summit League play with a 2-1 win over Purdue-Fort Wayne and a 3-0 win over Western Illinois. Now 7-4-1 overall and 2-0-0 in the league, SDSU is home vs. Denver Sunday.

Northern women’s soccer (Tori Thorpe): Tori started in both Gypsy Day games as NSU defeated Winona State, 3-2, and beat Upper Iowa, 2-1. Now 6-3-1 overall and 4-2-1 in the NSIC, Northern goes to Minnesota-Duluth Friday and to St. Cloud State Sunday.

Concordia (Minn.) women’s soccer (Morgan Hluchy): The Cobbers tied Carleton, 1-1, in double overtime. Morgan had one shot and one shot on goal. Now 4-4-2 overall and 1-2-2 in the MIAC, Concordia played Northwestern (Minn.) last night and goes to St. Catherine’s Saturday and to Wisconsin-Superior Sunday.

Black Hills State women’s soccer (Katie Nielson): After BHSU lost to Western State (Colo.), 3-1 for its 10th straight loss, the Yellowjackets did not lose to Colorado-Mesa but tied 2-2 after double overtime. Now 0-10-1 overall and 0-5-1 in the RMAC, BHSU is home this weekend vs. CSU-Pueblo Friday and New Mexico Highlands Sunday.

St. Thomas men’s soccer (Marcus Hluchy): The Tommies lost to Macalester, 3-1 and defeated St. John’s, 2-1. Now 7-2-1 overall and 3-1-1 in conference play, the Tommies go to Carleton Saturday and host Carthage Sunday.

South Dakota Mines cross country (Theron Singleton): Idle last week, the Hardrockers run next Oct. 12 at MSU-Billings’ meet.

Black Hills State cross country (Kelsey Van Den Hemel): The Yellowjackets had no meets last week. They run Saturday at Metro State’s meet in Denver.

South Dakota State cross country (Rachel Propst): The SDSU men placed fourth and the women ninth at Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational. Rachel didn’t run there. Next meets for the Jacks are Oct. 13 at the Ron Pynn Classic in Grand Forks and the Pre-National Invitational at Madison, Wis.

South Dakota cross country (Caleb Lusk, Maddy McClure): The USD women placed third behind only Minnesota and Cal Baptist at Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational, and the men placed 12th. USD runs next Oct. 12 at the Bradley Pink Classic in Peoria, Ill.

South Dakota volleyball: The Coyotes improved to 4-0 in Summit League play with a 3-2 win over Purdue-Fort Wayne and a 3-0 shutout of Western Illinois. USD is home Friday vs. Denver and on the road to SDSU Sunday. USD stands 10-6 overall.

South Dakota State volleyball: The Jackrabbits lost 3-0 matches to NDSU and UND. Now 3-14 overall and 0-4 in the Summit, SDSU is home vs. USD Sunday and away at Oral Roberts Tuesday.

Dakota State volleyball (Nicole Sarringar): The Lady Trojans won three more matches this week and now stand at 9-7 overall and 3-2 in the NSAA. In a 3-1 win over DWU, Nicole had 17 assists and four digs. In a 3-0 win over Presentation she had 20 assists, a service ace and 10 digs. In a 3-1 win over Mayville State she had 32 more assists and eight digs. DSU was home last night vs. Mount Marty, then goes to Waldorf Friday, to Viterbo Saturday and to Bellevue Tuesday.

Mary volleyball (Korie Tetzlaff): Korie’s Marauders lost 3-0 matches to Upper Iowa and Winona State. Now 3-14 overall and 0-9 in the NSIC, Mary goes to Concordia-St. Paul Friday and Minnesota State Saturday.

North Dakota football: The Hawks dominated Northern Colorado, 38-13, to improve to a 3-2 record. UND next plays Oct. 13 at home vs. Montana.

Northern football (Alex Gray, Colten Drageset, Jacob Howard, Joe King): The Wolves led their Gypsy Day game 15-14 until Winona State scored the winning touchdown with 1:44 left. The final score was a 22-15 loss. Colten had one reception for two yards. Alex had a great game with seven solo tackles, two assisted tackles, a pass interception, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup. He was credited with 1 1/2 tackles for loss covering five yards. For his efforts Alex was named Northern’s Qdoba Male Athlete of the Week. NSU (1-4) plays at noon Saturday at Concordia-St. Paul.

University of Sioux Falls football: The Cougars are 4-1 after a 56-14 win over Minot State. USF plays at Bemidji State at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Augustana football (Peyton Zabel): The Vikings rebounded from their loss to USF with an easy 48-3 win at Minnesota-Crookston. Now 3-2, Augie hosts Minnesota-Duluth at 1 p.m. Saturday.

South Dakota football: Down 17-10 at halftime at Southern Illinois, USD got three third-quarter touchdowns, all on passes from Austin Simmons, to take control and lead 31-17. USD won 31-24 and now stands at 1-0 in the Missouri Valley and 2-2 overall. USD hosts Missouri State before a soldout DakotaDome crowd on Dakota Day Saturday at 2 p.m.

North Dakota State football: The Bison scored the winning touchdown with 13:00 left to erase a deficit and beat South Dakota State, 21-17. Now 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Valley, NDSU plays at Northern Iowa at 1 p.m. Saturday.

South Dakota State football: The Jacks had beaten NDSU the last two seasons, but they couldn’t hold an early fourth-quarter lead and lost at Fargo, 21-17. Taryn Christion threw a three-yard TD pass for one score, Chase Vinatieri kicked a field goal, and Isaac Wallace had a 61-yard TD run to account for the Jacks’ points. Now 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the Valley, SDSU hosts Indiana State at 6 p.m. Saturday on MSN2.

Presentation football (Michael Lyons): The Saints topped Valley City State, 37-30. Now 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the NSAA, Presentation hosts Mayville State for homecoming at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Black Hills State football (Shawn Schnabel): Less than a minute away from their first win of the year, the Yellowjackets gave up a nine-yard TD pass by Dixie State with 41 seconds left and lost 41-38. Now 0-5, BHSU goes to the School of Mines for the battle for the Homestake Trophy at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Dakota Wesleyan football (Lukas Chase): The Tigers lost to Briar Cliff, 20-13. Lukas had two solo tackles and two assisted tackles. Now 1-4 overall and 0-3 in the GPAC, DWU plays at Concordia (Neb.) Saturday.

South Dakota Mines football: The Hardrockers lost at CSU-Pueblo, 41-14, and now are 2-3 overall and 1-3 in the RMAC. Mines hosts BHSU at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Augustana women’s golf (Natalie Young): At their home invitational the Augie women placed first among 10 teams and bested the runner-up team by 15 strokes. Natalie placed 23rd with a 17-over-par 161. Augie plays Sunday and Monday at the Midwest Classic in Maryville, Mo.

Northern Michigan women’s golf (Karissa Guthrie): The Wildcats placed fourth in cold weather and rain at Grand Valley State’s meet in Allendale, Mich. The top team was the University of Indianapolis. Karissa placed eighth with a 75-79=154 scorecard. NMU plays Sunday and Monday at the Beall Fall Classic in Findlay, Ohio.

South Dakota State men’s golf (Austin Hoss): The Jackrabbits placed seventh among 13 schools who played in SDSU’s Jackrabbit Invitational at Valentine, Neb. The team had a score of 300-289-297=886, 22 over par. The team champ was Kansas, which finished 19 under par. SDSU concludes the fall season at College Grove, Tenn., in the FAMC Intercollegiate Sunday through Tuesday.

King’s College men’s soccer (August Axtman): The Monarchs defeated Centenary, 3-0, and the third goal was scored by Gus on a penalty kick. He did the same thing— converting a penalty kick—in a 4-0 win over FDU-Florham. Tuesday’s match against Penn College was cancelled. Now 6-3-2 overall and 1-0-0 in conference play, King’s plays at Misericordia Saturday and at Wilkes Tuesday. Gus has scored four goals this fall.


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Last week Oakland’s last-second win over Cleveland gave a lift to a lot of our contestants, and Greg Dean was one of those who picked Oakland to win. That gave him a 10-0 record for 10 points. At 9-1 for nine points was Randy Pool. In third place at 8-2 for eight points apiece were Kyle Richards, Lane Kozel and Jeff Adel.

This week’s games (send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Saturday morning):
(1) Texas vs. Oklahoma
(2) Washington at UCLA
(3) Arizona State at Colorado
(4) Notre Dame at Virginia Tech
(5) Kentucky at Texas A&M
(6) Iowa at Minnesota
(7) NFL: Minnesota at Philadelphia.
(8) NFL: Jacksonville at Kansas City.
(9) NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle
(10) NFL: Miami at Cincinnati


Oct. 6: Cale Pell/Sarah Lihs
Oct. 6: Rodd Bauck/Megan Vockrodt.
Aug. 31: Devin Maki/Karlie Warne.


A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.
— UpliftingContent.com


Gillette Wild (Coleman Varty): Coleman had a great weekend for the Wild, even though they lost twice to Missoula, 6-5 and 4-3 in overtime. In the Friday game he scored the team’s first goal. On Saturday he scored in the first period, scored again in the second period and assisted on a third-period goal. Coleman now has six goals for the season in three weekends of play. Now with two wins, one loss, one overtime loss and one shootout loss, Gillette plays at Great Falls Friday and Saturday.

Sioux Falls Stampede: The regular season opened with a 6-5 overtime win over Central Illinois and a 5-4 shootout loss to Team USA. Now 1-1-0, Sioux Falls plays at Fargo Friday and Saturday.

Minnesota Wild: The Wild finished the preseason schedule with a 4-3 win over Winnipeg and a 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado. The regular season opens tonight (Thursday) at Colorado at 8 p.m. and at home Saturday vs. Las Vegas at 7 p.m. Both games will be on Fox Sports North.

University of North Dakota men: The Fighting Hawks open the season with a home exhibition game vs. Manitoba at 7 p.m. Saturday on Midco Sports Network.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons won over NYCFC in New York, 2-1. Now 11-16-3, the Loons host Philadelphia at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.


Pierre Trappers: Four more of this past summer’s roster will be returning for the 2019 season. Eric Romo, sophomore pitcher from Golden West College in California; Tate Ellison, junior first-baseman from Lubbock Christian University in Texas; Zane Phelps, junior infielder from Abilene Christian in Texas, and Michael Herrera, junior shortstop from Abilene Christian, will all be back. A newcomer will be Nathen Morris, freshman pitcher from San Joaquin Delta College in California.

Chicago Cubs: The Cubs had a 95-67 regular-season record when the season ended Sunday, but that was one win too few. Milwaukee had the same record, and the Brewers won tiebreaker Game 163 Monday. That sent the Cubs into the wild-card game where they lost to Colorado Tuesday, 2-1 in 13 innings.

Colorado Rockies: The Rockies finished strong at 91-71 and tied the Dodgers for the N.L. West title. Los Angeles won tiebreaker Game 163 Monday, sending the Rockies to Chicago for the wild card game. There they won, 2-1 in 13 innings, to advance to the Division Series. The schedule for the best-of-5 division series: Game 1, Thursday, 4:07 p.m. CDT, FS1; Game 2, Friday, 3:15 p.m., FS1; Game 3, Sunday, 3:37 p.m., MLBN; Game 4 if necessary, Monday, time/network to be determined; Game 5 if necessary, Wednesday, time/network to be determined.

Minnesota Twins: The Twins won seven of their last 10 games, including six in a row to close the season, and finished in second place with a 78-84 record, 13 games behind Cleveland. Minnesota has already fired manager Paul Molitor.


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NFL games on local TV:
Thursday: Indianapolis-New England, 7:20 p.m., Fox.
Sunday: Green Bay-Detroit, noon, Fox.
Sunday: Denver-New York Jets, noon, CBS.
Sunday: Minnesota-Philadelphia, 3:25 p.m., Fox.
Sunday: Dallas-Houston, 7:20 p.m., NBC.
Monday: Washington-New Orleans, 7:15 p.m., ESPN.

Midco Sports Network live games:
Friday: High school football, Huron vs. Sioux Falls O’Gorman, 7 p.m.
Saturday: College football, Indiana State vs. SDSU, 6 p.m. (MSN2).
Saturday: College men’s hockey, Manitoba vs. UND, 7 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings lost to the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams, 38-31. Now 1-2-1, Minnesota goes to Philadelphia for a 3:25 game Sunday on Fox.

Denver Broncos: The Broncos lost at home to a late Kansas City rally, 27-23, after leading 23-13. Denver plays the Jets in New York at noon Sunday on CBS.


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): Tom tied for 36th place with a scorecard of 70-74-73=217, two over par, at the First Tee Open on the Pebble Beach course in California. His earnings for the weekend amounted to $11,375. The Champions Tour goes next week Oct. 8-14 to the SAS Championship at Cary, N.C.


Minnesota Timberwolves: The preseason began with a 114-110 win over Golden State. The Wolves played the Los Angeles Clippers last night, are home against Oklahoma City Friday and play Milwaukee in Ames, Iowa, Sunday. The regular season in the NBA opens for the Wolves Oct. 17.


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

Friday, Oct. 5:
Hailley Fouts, Erika (Rounds) Stoeser, Angie Iverson, Andre Melius, Jill Dean, Lindsey Rogers, Sophia Hove, Drew Sweetman, Cody Henson Hullinger, Eric Hipple, Seth Waitman, Sandy (Case) Klatt, Jeanne Dahlin, Kelsey (Dunwoody) Kampfe, Sarah Raecke, Dolton Laskey.
— 28th anniversary, Russ/Connie (Walton) Hohn.
— 5th anniversary, Dan/Kelli Maberry.

Saturday, Oct. 6:
Heather (Smith) Englehart, Jamie (Stokke) LeMire, Tom Merrill, Mike Smith, Brayden Wittler, Brynn Stoeser, Susan Weaver, Kristie (List) Magnino, Erika (Snow) Andreas, Kris Bradley.
— 11th anniversary, Eric/Jessi (Huber) Herrscher.
— 6th anniversary, Jesse/Jessica Weintraub.

Sunday, Oct. 7:
Sam Edman, Katelyn Harris, Jake Johnson, Brandon Deffenbaugh, Helen Zander, Jordyn Wilson, Monae Johnson, Niki (Fergen) Rodawig, Adam Fuller, Deb Hyde, Dora (Adams) Goddard, Mikaela Knutson, Aftin (Riehle) Eich, Tony Parker, Christopher Johnson.
— Anniversary, Terry/Jane Tousley.
— 1st anniversary, Brian/Allie Long.
— 1st anniversary, Robert/Ann Teachout.

Monday, Oct. 8:
Brenden Wheelhouse, Janice Beemer, Gary Redden, Michael Zarecky, Ruby Delvo, Stephen Bollinger, John Yackley.
— 35th anniversary, Erik/Kathy Stasch.
— 2nd anniversary, Josh/Kimberly Tetzlaff.
— 2nd anniversary, Tate/Kristin Gabriel.
— 2nd anniversary, John/Ashley Moisan.
— 7th anniversary, James/Courtney Lee.
— 7th anniversary, Chris/Tara (Dieken) Mangan.

Tuesday, Oct. 9:
Linda Ott, Lari Ott, Shirley Barber, Torin McTighe, Jessica Asmussen, Kirsten (Stephens) Page, Zachary Rabern, Teresa Serie, Alyssa Stahl, Tayler Owens, Melissa Stewart, Quincy Christie.
— 8th anniversary, Adam/Cassidy (Rogers) Kulesa.
— 19th anniversary, Jake/Tania Vogel.
— 2nd anniversary, Brian/Jenna Shekleton.
— 47th anniversary, Everett/Darla Lawver.

Wednesday, Oct. 10:
Kanton Decker, Susan Johnson, Amy Thorson, Auston Buchholtz, Avery Schroer, Matthew Ahlers, Tom Rounds, Tracy (Stoeser) Frost, Jesse Hiatt, Kaylee Becker, Bill Dunn, Kade Whitebird, Avry Whitebird, August Smart, Heather Mangan, Ashley (Sargent) Crosby, Jovi Jaeger, Jared Erickson, Rebecca Hofeldt, Sharon (Hinsey) Menzel, Kristen (Tate) Carter.
— 9th anniversary, Scott/Dawn (Kilian) Bradley.
— 8th anniversary, A.Jay/Lindsay (Stoeser) Heiss.
— 9th anniversary, Adam/Megan (Linn) Bertsch.
— 19th anniversary, Scott/Julia Jones.
— 9th anniversary, James/Abby (Barber) Burgum.
— 48th anniversary, Wayne/Carol Carney.
— 3rd anniversary, Tyrel/Tara (Vandeberg) Mitchell.
— 3rd anniversary, Zachery/Valerie Erickson.

Thursday, Oct. 11:
Nicole Gednalske, Austin Rounds, Ian Farnsworth, Cheryl Frost, Grace Hfofman, Devon Russell, Patsy Kringel, Chad Lindbloom, Jared McEntaffer.
— 6th anniversary, Justin/Natalie Scott.
— 4th anniversary, Brad/Susan (Burroughs) Urbach.


“The ego seeks to divide and separate. The spirit seeks to unify and heal.”
— Pema Chodron


Our sympathy to former Pierre residents Doug and Sheryl Hogan and their family. Doug’s brother, Darrell D. Hogan, died at the age of 69 in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 3. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, followed by interment with military honors at Black Hills National Cemetery.

The Riggs High fall play, “Much Ado About Murder,” will be presented at the Riggs theater next week on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights, Oct. 9, 11 and 12. Note the early curtain time of 7 p.m.

Marlee Henrichsen, who graduated from Riggs High this past spring, is living in Onida where she is a special education teacher’s aide with the Sully Buttes School District.

Our thoughts are with Todd and Terri (Ulmen) Johnson and family. Todd was found unresponsive by passersby following a serious motorcycle accident Monday evening, taken to Avera St. Mary’s and then flown to Sioux Falls where he is in the ICU at Avera McKennan Hospital. According to a Facebook post yesterday, he suffered, among other things, broken ribs, a broken clavicle and a sub-cranial fracture.

On your way to the play Tuesday, consider having supper at Pizza Ranch. From 5 to 8 p.m. there will be a fund-raiser on behalf of Dale Olson, husband of the former Kacie Schneider and son-in-law of Bob and Kris Schneider. He was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma. The benefit is being sponsored by The Pink Petal. A portion of the proceeds from dine-in, drive-through and carry-out will go to the Olsons, who live in Sioux Falls.

A celebration of the life of Marion McGruder will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Feigum Funeral Home. He died at the age of 72 at home in Lakewood, Colo. Marion graduated from Riggs High School and Aberdeen School of Business and served in the South Dakota National Guard. He worked for United Parcel Service in Sioux Falls, then moved to Denver where he has worked in the banking industry. He was the son of the late Cecil and Fay McGruder and was also preceded in death by siblings Elnora Luttrell and Herman McGruder. He is survived by sisters Maxine Lemay of Talihena, Okla., Bessie McDonald of Malvern, Ark., Vaneta Ann Russell in California and Linda Reiswig of Mesa, Ariz., and brothers Cecil Leo McGruder of Pierre and Wayne McGruder of Kenosha, Wis.

Former Pierre teachers Gary and Beth Schneider, who live in Indiana near their children, recently, along with their doubles partners, won their city pickleball championship.

Former Sully Buttes High teacher Ron Evans died in Washington state at the age of 92 on Sept. 30. His wife, Edith, who also taught at SBHS, died at the same age in 2014.

D.T. Meyer observed his 26th anniversary with KCCR Radio on Oct. 1.

Riggs High alumna Samantha Flynn of Sioux Falls, while working full-time at a business there, was recruited to coach freshman girls volleyball at Roosevelt High School. She will bring her girls to Pierre this Saturday. Sam said earlier this week it will be with mixed emotions that she coaches her Riders in the environment where she enjoyed a couple state tournament years with her Lady Govs teammates.

Brandon Cruse of Rapid City and his officiating crew worked the Washington-BYU game in Seattle last Saturday. As the “white hat,” Brandon called the coin flip, and in so doing, he used a South Dakota coin, saying “Heads is Mount Rushmore; tails is the state of South Dakota.”

Blunt native Terry Small, long-time boys basketball coach at Aberdeen Central High School, was recently inducted into Central’s Hall of Fame.

Dr. Alan LaFave, a native of Onida and long-time professor and administrator at Northern State University, has been named the new president of Valley City State University in North Dakota. LaFave’s most recent position at Northern has been provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Earning Athlete of the Week recognition from the Pierre Athletic Coaches Association last week were Abbi Kitts of the volleyball team and the starting defensive line of the football team—Nathan Schnabel, Grey Zabel, Preston Taylor and Gunnar Gehring.

Orville Brandlee, 90, Bristol, died Sept. 19 at Sun Dial Manor in Bristol. Services were held Sept. 24 at Bergen Lutheran Church near Bristol. Mr. Brandlee was a life-long farmer. He is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Marjorie Brandlee; three sons, Warren Brandlee of Clark, Mark Brandlee of Bristol and Tim Brandlee and his wife Kara of Fort Pierre; a sister, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mitch and Steph (Dvorak) Delvo of Bismarck are expecting their second child in January. They already have a daughter.

The Stanley County High volleyball team is selling shirts as a fund-raiser for Nikole (Pederson) Cheskey. Shirts cost $30 each, and pre-orders are being taken through this Friday, Oct. 5. Contact coach Dani Leafgreen at 605/280-0369 or Dani.Leafgreen@k12.sd.us.

The Emerald Regiment marching band earned first place in field marching, first place in parade marching and first place among drumlines at the River City Band Festival in Chamberlain last Saturday.

Carrie (Gonsor) Sanderson, who is director of USD’s Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment, is one of 32 local professionals chosen from among 82 applicants for the next class of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce’s Evan C. Nolte Leadership Sioux Falls program.

Fort Pierre native Dr. James Rankin is being officially inaugurated today as the 19th president of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in a ceremony at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

Riggs High alumna and teacher Brittanie Blaseg became engaged this week to Joseph Rezac.

Cash Anderson has been elected vice president of his first-year class at the USD law school in Vermillion.

Save next Wednesday night, Oct. 10, to eat at Pizza Ranch or order carry-out or drive-through. It will be a fund-raiser to help Susan Deal with medical expenses. She was diagnosed with Stage 3 uterine cancer, has resumed chemotherapy and will have to undergo radiation as well. The fund-raiser at Pizza Ranch takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. There is also an account on Susan’s behalf at Oahe Federal Credit Union. She works in the Stanley County school lunch program.

As a big-time college football official, Brandon Cruse has worked some big games, such as last January’s Peach Bowl between Central Florida and Auburn. But this weekend’s assignment may be at the top of his list. Brandon and his crew will work the Texas-Oklahoma game at the Cotton Bowl on the Texas State Fairgrounds in Dallas. You can watch Brandon (the official in the white hat announcing the penalties) and his crew on Fox. The game kicks off at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday. Texas is ranked #19 and Oklahoma #7 in this week’s poll.

The Warrior of the Month award at Riggs High School, which is presented in partnership with the South Dakota Army National Guard, goes to J.C. Byer, statistician for the Governors football team who specializes in analytics.

Dennis Sharp passed away at Avera Maryhouse at the age of 72 on Sept. 29 after a battle with ALS. Services are being held today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. at Lutheran Memorial Church. Dennis graduated from high school at Henry and attended Northern. After service in the U.S. Navy he graduated from Watertown Business College, then spent 20 years as business manager of the Sully Buttes School District headquartered at Onida. Later he worked in accounting for various hotel businesses. Dennis was married in 1984 to Karen Gertonson. They both have been active in Lions Club activities and especially in the Veterans of Foreign Wars where both have held numerous local and state offices. Dennis was state commander of the VFW in 2016-17. He is survived by his wife, Karen Sharp; son Andrew Sharp in Pierre, daughter Alyson Enright in Rapid City, one granddaughter and two sisters.


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