Vol. 20, No. 9; Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Oct 25, 2018 | Parker's Midweek Update | 0 comments

Fort Pierre Tourism and Promotion Council

Fort Pierre Tourism
and Promotion Council
Visit us on Facebook!


Design : Print : Mail

Hewitt Land Company

Hewitt Land Company
(605) 791-2300

Brittney Schiefelbein American Family Insurance

Brittney Schiefelbein
American Family Insurance
(605) 224-6627


Class 11AA quarterfinals tonight (Thursday):

Upper bracket—
#8 Spearfish at #1 Pierre
#5 Mitchell at #4 Brookings

Lower bracket—
#7 Sturgis at #2 Yankton
#6 Huron at #3 Harrisburg

Subsequent playoff dates: Semifinals at higher seeds, Nov. 2; championship game, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., at Vermillion.

Class 9B quarterfinals tonight (Thursday):

Upper bracket—
#8 Kadoka Area at #1 Sully Buttes
#5 Burke at #4 Faulkton Area

Lower bracket—
#7 Colman-Egan at #2 Colome
#6 Castlewood at #3 Wall

Subsequent playoff dates: Semifinals at higher seeds, Nov. 2; championship game, Nov. 9, 10 a.m., at Vermillion.

Class 9B first-round games last Thursday:
Sully Buttes 46, Hitchcock-Tulare 8
Faulkton Area 40, Langford Area 8
Castlewood 38, Dell Rapids St. Mary 12
Colman-Egan 60, Bison 10
Colome 62, Gayville-Volin 8
Burke 51, Sunshine Bible 22
Wall 57, Faith 6
Kadoka Area 12, Harding County 8


“We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Thursday: raspberry cheesecake.
Friday-Sunday: cherry.
Monday-Wednesday: pumpkin.
Thursday: strawberry butter.


Girls soccer: Six members of the state champion Lady Govs team were recognized on the ESD Conference all-conference team. On the first team are seniors Abigail Foster, Emily Mikkelsen and Mackenzie Rath and juniors Janaina Zanin and Taryn Senger. Given honorable mention was junior Cassidy Miller. The All-State team was revealed this week, and the state champs had Abigail Foster and Emily Mikkelsen make the first team and Janaina Zanin the second team.

This week’s schedules:
Football: Thursday, home vs. Spearfish in state quarterfinals, 6 p.m. (Note early kickoff time.)
Volleyball: Next match Nov. 3 at Huron.

Cheer/dance: At the state tournament the Pierre cheer team placed 15th overall among 17 schools. The dance team was 12th overall, including 12th in jazz with a 217 score, 13th in pom at 232, and nnth in hip hop at 244.

Cheer/dance: The South Dakota Dance Coaches Association has announced its Academic All-State team. Pierre’s representative is Carly Bowman.

Football: In their last regular-season game the Governors destroyed Aberdeen Central from Class 11AAA, 30-0, to advance to the playoffs with a 7-2 record. Garrett Stout’s interception and return for a touchdown set the tone early in the first period. Stout passed to Gage Gehring on a 16-yard TD play. Mackenzie Rath’s 23-yard field goal made it 16-0 after the first quarter. Stout’s 33-yard touchdown gave Pierre a 23-0 lead at halftime. The scoring was completed when Brett Maher blocked a punt at the 1-yard line and Maguire Raske scored.

Boys cross country: At the state “AA” meet in Sioux Falls, Lincoln won another team title, followed by Rapid City Stevens and Aberdeen Central. Pierre’s entries and their places and times: Tucker Berens, 30th in 17;14.36; Alejandro Ramirez, 52nd in 17:54.77; Trevin Black Bear, 63rd in 18:08.69; Hayden Shaffer, 64th in 18:12.51; Tyler Gere, 68th in 18:16.80; Isaac Polak, 90th in 19:07.43; Ethan Gilk, 99th in 19:18.71.

Girls cross country: Sioux Falls Lincoln also won the “AA” girls title, followed by Rapid City Central and Brandon Valley. Pierre’s places and times: Jessica Lutmer, 40th in 20:10.07; Hunter Martell, 67th in 20:52.53; Autumn Iverson, 72nd in 20:57.89; Kyla Keyes, 82nd in 21:11.52; Halli Drewes, 86th in 21:16.53; Rachel Nemec, 107th in 22:11.62; Morgan Oedekoven, 110th in 22:22.99.

Volleyball: The Lady Govs stand at 8-11 with one regular-season match remaining. Pierre defeated Sioux Falls Lincoln, 3-1, on game scores of 25-18, 16-25, 29-27 and 25-22. Emry Heiss had 11 kills. The Lady Govs lost to Brookings, 3-1, on game scores of 15-25, 14-25, 25-18 and 21-25. Heiss had 12 kills and Abbi Kitts 18 digs.


On the marquee at Indian Hills Community Center in Colorado:






This week’s schedules:
Volleyball: Tuesday, Reg. 6 first-round match, 7 p.m.

Volleyball: The Lady Buffs lost the last two regular-season matches to fall to 6-16. In a 3-2 loss to Highmore-Harrold, the game scores were 16-25, 27-25, 19-25, 25-21 an4 12-15. In a 3-1 loss to Lyman Monday, the game scores were 25-27, 26-24, 19-25 and 19-25. If the seed-point standings in Region 6 stay the same as they are, Stanley County will open the postseason with a regional first-round match at Mobridge-Pollock Tuesday.

Football: The Buffaloes’ season ended with a 42-21 loss at Mount Vernon-Plankinton, the same place where they lost in the first game of the season back in August. J.D. Carter had 136 yards rushing and 11 tackles while Dylan Gabriel carried for 107 yards. SC’s final record was 5-4.

Cross country: Kade Van Dusseldorp placed 110th at the state “A” race in Sioux Falls in 19:49.52. Custer won the team title followed by Vermillion and St. Thomas More. Custer also won the girls’ state championship, followed by Hill City and Chamberlain.


“If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.”

— Lilac & Lavender


Volleyball: The Chargers defeated Hitchcock-Tulare, 3-2, on game scores of 25-23, 26-24, 14-25, 20-25 and 15-11. The season record is 18-8 awaiting postseason play.

Football: The top-ranked Chargers won their playoff opener over Hitchcock-Tulare, 46-8, to improve to 9-0. Nick Wittler’s 12-yard pass play with Cam Ogle on the receiving end started the scoring. Morris Hofer’s 12-yard TD run made it 16-0. Wittler’s TD pass to Ogle upped the score to 24-0. It was 32-0 at halftime after Wittler went 92 yards on a return. In the second half Wittler passed to Hofer for nine yards and a 38-0 lead. After H-T scored Wittler passed to Hofer covering 47 yards. Wittler finished with 11 of 18 passes for 144 yards, and Hofer rushed for 91 yards.

Cross country: In the Class “B” state meet at Sioux Falls, Griffin Petersen placed 83rd in 19:19.86. James Valley Christian won the team title, followed by Warner and Newell. In the girls’ race Calleigh Chicoine placed 43rd in 21;29.37, and Dani Frost was 75th in 22:30.06. Deubrook Area won the state “B” girls title, followed by Ipswich and Newell.

This week’s schedules:
Football: Thursday, home vs. Kadoka Area in state quarterfinals, 7 p.m.
Volleyball: Tuesday, home in regional second-round match, 7 p.m.


Write a letter remembering someone who passed away.

Send someone a list of places you’d like to go with him or her some day.

Send a letter in multiple parts. They have to wait for the next episode!

Thank someone for being a great role model.

Write down your favorite quote and give it to a stranger.


Tonight: Sutton-Noem gubernatorial debate, SDPB, 8 p.m.
1 day: Riggs High band at S.D. Music Educators conference, Rapid City (Oct. 26).
2 days: All-State Chorus/Orchestra concert, Rapid City (Oct. 27).
4 days: 15th anniversary “Wicked” concert, NBC-TV, 9 p.m. (Oct. 29).
5 days: Riggs High band concert and art show (Oct. 30).
9 days: Jeannette Beemer’s 100th birthday bash (Nov. 3).
10 days: Daylight Saving Time ends (Nov. 4).
12 days: General election (Nov. 6).
12 days: Riggs High indoor marching band concert (Nov. 6).
14 days: State football championships, Vermillion (Nov. 8).
16 days: Sully County Snow Queen pageant, Onida (Nov. 10).
21 days: State volleyball tournaments, Sioux Falls (Nov. 15-17).
21 days: U.S. Men’s National Team soccer friendly vs. England (Nov. 15).
25 days: Pierre’s Parade of Lights (Nov. 19).
26 days: Capitol Christmas trees lighting ceremony (Nov. 20).
26 days: U.S. Men’s National Team soccer friendly vs. Italy (Nov. 20).
28 days: Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22).
33 days: Statewide Day of Giving (Nov. 27).
36 days: State oral interpretation meet, Watertown (Nov. 30-Dec. 1).
36 days: Pierre Players’ “Whodunit, Darling?” (Nov. 30-Dec. 3, Dec. 6-8).
43 days: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas celebration, Onida (Dec. 7).
60 days: Christmas Eve (Dec. 24).


“Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

— Elie Wiesel


Concordia (Minn.) women’s soccer (Morgan Hluchy): The Cobbers lost to St. Thomas, 4-1, and lost to Augsburg, 3-0. Morgan had three shots on goal in the latter match. Now 6-7-3 overall and 2-5-2 in the MIAC, Concordia played at Bethel last night and hosts St. Mary’s Saturday.

Northwestern (Iowa) men’s soccer (Cole Cruse): The Raiders won over Dakota Wesleyan, 2-1, as Cole had shots. He had one shot in a 1-0 loss to Morningside. Now 9-5-2 overall and 5-2-2 in the GPAC, Northwestern hosted Dordt last night and goes to Hastings Saturday.

South Dakota women’s soccer (Joana Zanin): Joana took advantage of having been given her first starting slot as the Coyotes shut out Purdue-Fort Wayne, 5-0. She scored two goals, once in the sixth minute and again in the 45th minute, and also assisted on two other USD goals. Now 8-6-2 overall and 3-3-0 in the Summit, USD hosts NDSU Friday and UND Sunday.

Black Hills State women’s soccer (Katie Nielson): The Yellowjacket women lost to Colorado Mines, 7-0, and lost to Colorado Christian, 2-0. Now 0-15-1 overall and 0-10-1 in the RMAC, BHSU is home Thursday vs. UC-Colorado Springs and Saturday vs. Metro State.

South Dakota State women’s soccer: The Jackrabbits won 1-0 matches over both Omaha and Oral Roberts. Now 11-5-1 overall and 6-1-0 in the Summit, SDSU goes north to UND Friday.

Northern women’s soccer (Tori Thorpe): The Wolves lost to Minnesota State, 1-0, as Tori got off one shot on goal. In a 1-0 win over Concordia-St. Paul, Tori assisted on the only Wolves goal at 26:25. Now 8-7-1 overall and 6-6-1 in the NSIC, Northern is home Friday vs. Minnesota-Crookston and Sunday vs. Bemidji State.

King’s College men’s soccer (Gus Axtman): Adept as he is at converting penalty kicks, King’s doesn’t even bother having anybody else try their PK’s except Gus. He had two more this past week. In a 2-0 win over DeSales, he put a penalty kick into the net at 52:14. In a 7-0 win over Delaware Valley, he scored his seventh penalty kick of the season at 31:23. Now 10-4-7 overall and 5-1-0 in their conference, King’s plays at Eastern University Saturday in the regular-season finale, then plays the semifinal of the MAC Freedom conference playoffs Tuesday.

North Dakota men’s hockey: The Fighting Hawks split a pair against Minnesota State, losing 7-4 and winning 4-3. UND plays Minnesota in Las Vegas at 9 p.m. Saturday on Midco Sports Network.

South Dakota State men’s club hockey (Alex Meagher): Alex is again playing with the SDSU club team.

South Dakota State cross country (Rachel Propst): The Jacks run Saturday at the Summit League meet in Omaha.

South Dakota cross country (Caleb Lusk, Maddy McClure): USD runners will go to the Summit League meet in Omaha Saturday.

Black Hills State cross country (Kelsey Van Den Hemel): BHSU runners go to the RMAC conference meet in Denver Nov. 3.

South Dakota Mines cross country (Theron Singleton): Next up for the Hardrocker runners is the RMAC meet in Denver Nov. 3.

Missouri Valley Football Conference standings: NDSU 4-0, Northern Iowa 3-1, USD 2-2, Illinois State 2-2, Missouri State 2-2, Western Illinois 2-2, Youngstown State 2-2, SDSU 2-2, Indiana State 1-3, Southern Illinois 0-4.

South Dakota football: The Coyotes fell behind by 22-0 in the first half and never recovered in a 29-17 loss at Youngstown State, most likely putting an early end to their playoff hopes. Austin Simmons completed 16 of 38 passes for 158 yards with one interception. Kai Henry had two rushing TDs, and Dakarai Allen had seven receptions for 92 yards. Now 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the Valley, USD has a challenge on its hands at home Saturday at 2 p.m. vs. NDSU on Midco Sports Network.

South Dakota State football: Chase Vinatieri converted on three field goals, but that was all of the SDSU offense in a 24-9 loss at Northern Iowa. Taryn Christion threw two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown in the final minute to clinch the Panther win. He completed 25 of 50 passes for 325 yards. Cade Johnson caught seven of them for 121 yards. Now 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the Valley, SDSU goes back on the road to Illinois State for a noon kickoff Saturday.

North Dakota football: UND won big at Sacramento State, 41-15, to improve to 5-2. The Hawks are home Saturday at 2 p.m. vs. Weber State on Midco Sports Network.

North Dakota State football: A two-touchdown victory margin constitutes a “close” game for the Bison, who beat Illinois State, 28-14. Now 7-0 overall and 4-0 atop the Valley, NDSU goes to USD for a 2 p.m. game Saturday on Midco Sports Network.

Presentation football (Michael Lyons): The Saints won a league game at Waldorf in Iowa, 44-38. Now 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the NSAA, Presentation hosts Dickinson State at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Black Hills State football (Shawn Schnabel): BHSU football has been a lot more fun the past two Saturdays. The Yellowjackets won for the second straight week when they topped Colorado-Mesa, 31-26, in Spearfish. Now 2-6, BHSU goes to Western State in Gunnison, Colo., for a 1 p.m. kickoff Saturday.

Dakota Wesleyan football (Lukas Chase): The Tigers are now 1-7 overall and 0-6 in the GPAC after a 21-14 loss to Midland. Lukas had three assisted tackles. DWU goes to Jamestown at 1 p.m. Saturday.

South Dakota MInes football: A long road trip ended in a gut-wrenching loss for the Hardrockers. They went ahead 49-45 with 5:35 left, then added a field goal for a 52-45 lead with only 1:46 remaining. But New Mexico Highlands scored a touchdown at 0:40 and passed for a two-point conversion to beat Mines, 53-52. The Hardrockers go to Colorado Mines in Golden for a noon game Saturday.

Northern football (Alex Gray, Joe King, Jacob Howard, Colten Drageset): The Wolves fell to 2-6 after a 35-7 loss to Southwest Minnesota State. Alex had three solo tackles and assisted on two other tackles. NSU goes to Mary in Bismarck at 2 p.m. Saturday.

University of Sioux Falls football: The Cougars put a 55-21 beating on MSU-Moorhead and now stand at 5-3. USF hosts Upper Iowa at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Augustana football (Peyton Zabel): Augie won big over Mary, 48-16, on Viking Day in Sioux Falls. Now 5-3, the Vikings go to Concordia-St. Paul at noon Saturday.

South Dakota volleyball: The Coyotes scored 3-0 wins over SDSU and Oral Roberts and now stand at 14-8 overall and 8-2 in the Summit. USD has a horrendous road trip coming up—at Western Illinois Friday, at Purdue-Fort Wayne Sunday and at Denver Tuesday.

Mary volleyball (Korie Tetzlaff): The Marauders lost 3-0 matches to Wayne State and Augustana. Now 3-21 overall and 0-16 in the NSIC, Mary is home vs. Minnesota-Crookston and Bemidji State Friday and Saturday, respectively.

South Dakota State volleyball: The Jacks lost to USD, 3-0, and now stand at 4-18 overall and 1-8 in the Summit. SDSU plays Denver in Sioux Falls Friday, hosts NDSU Sunday and is home vs. UND Tuesday.

Dakota State volleyball (Nicole Sarringar): The Lady Ts rolled Presentation, 3-0, as Nicole had 15 assists and one dig. In a 3-2 win at Mayville State, she had 22 assists, two service aces and 11 digs. Now 13-10 overall and 6-4 in the NSAA, DSU hosted Mount Marty last night and is home vs. Valley City State Friday, Dickinson State Saturday and Briar Cliff Tuesday.

Augustana women’s golf (Natalie Young): At the NSIC’s meet at Morton, Minn., the Augustana women had five golfers among the top seven and easily won the team title at 29 over par (326-317=643). Natalie tied for fourth place with a 162. The Viking golfers are now done till spring.

Northern Michigan women’s golf (Karissa Guthrie): Playing at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, the course where the men’s U.S. Open was played on 2017 and where the Ryder Cup will be played in 2020, Karissa won the individual title with a 75-77=152, 8 over par and five strokes better than the runner-up golfer. The NMU team was second with a 652. The NMU season is now done till spring.

South Dakota State men’s swimming (Wyatt Rumrill): In their season-opening meet the Jackrabbit men defeated Valparaiso, 219-65, and defeated Western Illinois, 169-122. Wyatt, who has begun his senior year at SDSU, won the 200 breast in 2:13.54, was second in the 100 breast in 1:00.53, swam on the second-place medley relay in 1:37.56, and swam on the sixth-place 200 freestyle relay in 1:32.72. SDSU swims in Minneapolis against Iowa and Minnesota Saturday.

South Dakota State women’s swimming (Ashley Theobald): The Jackrabbit women have already had four meets and are 4-3 in duels. In a 156-63 loss to Nebraska, Ashley placed fifth in the 200 individual medley in 2:16.37 and swam on a second-place 200 freestyle relay timed in 1:40.93. In a quadrangular SDSU lost to Northern Iowa, 221-97; beat Valparaiso, 208-71, and beat Western Illinois, 160.5-133.5. There Ashley was second in the 50 free in :25.14; 11th in the 200 IM in 2:21.78; seventh in the 200 medley relay in 1:54.44 and third in the 200 free relay in 1;41.90. SDSU defeated Augustana, 153-127, and Mary, 185-103. In that triangular Ashley was second in the 200 IM in 2:16.91, eighth in the 200 freestyle in 2:03.92 and fifth in the 50 free in :25.52. On Sunday SDSU lost a dual to Iowa State, 190.5-81.5. In that meet Ashley was fifth in the 50 free in :25.82, fourth in the 200 IM in 2:22.07, and third in the 400 free relay in 3:56.20. The SDSU women go to Minneapolis for a triangular with Iowa and Minnesota Saturday.

South Dakota State wrestling (Aric Williams): The Jacks open at home in the Daktronics Open Nov. 4. Aric is a redshirt freshman this season.

Augustana wrestling (Jebben Keyes): Jebben is a redshirt sophomore. Augie opens Nov. 4 at SDSU’s Daktronics Open.

Northern wrestling: The Wolves don’t open until a home dual vs. Concordia (Minn.) Nov. 8 and then go to the DWU Open Nov. 10.

Dakota Wesleyan wrestling: The Tigers open Nov. 3 at the Jamestown Open.

South Dakota State women’s basketball (Sydney Palmer): Sydney’s senior season opens tonight (Thursday) with a home exhibition game against Concordia (Neb.).

Dakota State women’s basketball: The Lady Trojans open the season tonight against Northwestern College, then go to Briar Cliff Tuesday.

University of Sioux Falls women’s basketball: USF’s women open Nov. 9-10 in Bolivar, Mo., against Ouachita Baptist and Henderson State.

South Dakota women’s basketball (Chloe Lamb, Ciara Duffy): Chloe is a sophomore and Ciara a junior this season at USD. The Coyote women open Nov. 7 at Creighton.

Augustana women’s basketball (Katie Bourk, Aislinn Duffy): This will be Katie’s sixth year as an assistant coach of the Vikings, and Aislinn from Rapid City is a freshman. Augie opens Nov. 9-910 in Kansas City against Washburn and Southern Nazarene and at home Nov. 12 vs. Mount Marty.

Mount Marty women’s basketball: The Lancer women open next Wednesday at Waldorf and in Sioux Falls Nov. 3-4 against Presentation and Dakota State.

Black Hills State women’s basketball (Remi Wientjes, Racquel Wientjes): Remi is a redshirt senior and Racquel is a sophomore. BHSU opens Nov. 9-10 in Texas against Texas A&M-Kingsville and Texas A&M International.

South Dakota Mines women’s basketball: The Mines women tip off their season at Colorado State Nov. 1 and at Northern Colorado the next night.

Dakota Wesleyan women’s basketball: The Tigers open Tuesday at home vs. Valley City State.

Northern women’s basketball (Rachel Guthmiller): The Sully Buttes freshman and the rest of the NSU women open the season in Kansas City, Kan., Nov. 9-10 against Pittsburg State (Kan.) and Arkansas Tech.

Presentation women’s basketball: The Saints tipped off their season at Jamestown last night and are home Friday and Saturday vs. Providence College.

Black Hills State men’s basketball: The Yellowjackets have a long wait till their season openers Nov. 16 at Northern and Nov. 17 at Augustana.

South Dakota Mines men’s basketball: Mines opens Nov. 1 at South Dakota State.

Dakota Wesleyan men’s basketball: The Tiger men tip off their season Monday at Bellevue (Neb.) and the next night at USD.

Presentation men’s basketball: The Saints are busy right from the start. After playing at Jamestown last night, they are home Friday and Saturday vs. Providence College and Monday vs. Briar Cliff.

Mount Marty men’s basketball: The Lancers in their second season under head coach Cody Schilling open tonight at home vs. Dickinson State, then go to Bethany (Kan.) Saturday and to Waldorf Wednesday.

Augustana men’s basketball: The Vikings open next Thursday in a home exhibition game against Loras.

USD men’s basketball: The Coyotes open in a home exhibition vs. DWU next Tuesday.

University of Sioux Falls men’s basketball: The Cougars are idle till Nov. 9-10 in Marshall, Minn., against Fort Hays State and Emporia State.

Dakota State men’s basketball: The openers are this Friday at Doane and Saturday at Nebraska Christian for the Trojans.

South Dakota State men’s basketball: The Jacks open the season in a home exhibition next Thursday against South Dakota Mines.


“Life’s tragedy is we get old too soon and wise too late.”

— Benjamin Franklin


Thursday, Oct. 25:
Stephanie Strang, Emily Weber, Tom Ripley, Pat Powers, David Reiss, Sandra (Kern) Wollman, Kelly Meagher-Pitlick, Sullivan Vogel, Maxine Blasdell, Diane Kafka, Josh Graves, Trevor Fisher, Todd Madden, Brent Sogaard, Jami Neumiller.
— 15th anniversary, Lance/Stacy Hosman.

Friday, Oct. 26:
Madyson Hammell, Miles Schock, Shannigan Heckenlaible, Josh Gilkerson, Tifaine Thompson.
— 15th anniversary, Matt/Stephanie (Hull) Joens.

Saturday, Oct. 27:
Haylie Ripperger, Janet Ricketts, Bev Smedley, Bev Zebroski, RoseMary Currier, Chris Rasmussen, River Iverson, Keith Hrdlicka, Carter Schiefelbein.
— 17th anniversary, Rick/Lisa Knudson.

Sunday, Oct. 28:
Jane (Bright) Pitlick, Kendra (Ott) Beyer, Megan (Rapp) Deal, Kyle Cichos, Samantha Beck, Kristi Hestdalen, Jodi Gabriel, Katherine Breske, Thelma Allison, Madison Siebrasse, Trevor Larson, Kathryn Lindbloom, Luralynn Davenport.
— 1st anniversary, Brady/Alyssa (Hudecek) Groff.
— 29th anniversary, Jeff/Wanda (Ping) Adel.

Monday, Oct. 29:
Tara Prue, Tyler Prue, Jenna Hall, Tim Cass, Greg Dean, Abe Storms, Brian Paulson, Mike Hofmeister, Amanda Harsin, Darcie (Olson) Kringel.
— Anniversary, Jon/Michelle Boer.
— 13th anniversary, Clint/Geli (Morin) Alumbaugh.
— 35th anniversary, Mike/Sharon Larsen.

Tuesday, Oct. 30:
Nicole Hill, Andrew St. Claire, Taryn (Wolf) Blaseg, Cassidy (Rogers) Kulesa, Milo Nill, Jim Bilbrey, Trey Owens, Satchel Workman, Carrie (Gonsor) Sanderson, Jessica (Duba) Castelli, Michael Roberts, Branch Wolf, Karna (Knapp) Pfeffer.
— 9th anniversary, Jason/Allison Knox.

Wednesday, Oct. 31:
Joey Stahl, Brian Van Camp, Cori Bechtold-Haag, Gus Bixler, Mya Ann Boe, Christee Staufer, Brady Washechek.

Thursday, Nov. 1:
Juanita McKeever, Melanie (Ramse) Turp, Kelcy Curtis, Tate Uecker, Mark Kozel, Marc McGregor.
— 4th anniversary, Mike/Rachel Fisher.
— 15th anniversary, Nathan/Nicole Welsh.
— 15th anniversary, Justin/Mindy (Stearns) Sivage.
— 10th anniversary, Jason/Amy Ondell.


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): At the tour’s stop at Richmond, Va., Tom tied for 28th place with a 3-under-par 72-71-70=213 weekend, earning $14,840. The winner, Woody Austin, finished at 11 under. This was the first event of the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs, and in those standings Tom is tied for 28th place with 31,000 points. The Champions Tour goes this weekend to Thousand Oaks, Calif., for the Invesco QQQ Championship.


Minnesota Wild: The Wild defeated Dallas, 3-1, and won in overtime over Tampa Bay, 5-4, to extend a winning streak to three. Minnesota is home vs. Los Angeles at 7:00 tonight (FSN) and Colorado at 7:00 Saturday (FSN). The Wild then go to Vancouver at 9:00 Monday (FSN+:) and Edmonton at 9:00 Tuesday (FSN).

Gillette Wild (Coleman Varty): Gillette defeated Yellowstone, 6-2, Friday. Coleman, who leads his team in points, assisted on two goals, bringing his assist total to 14. He also has seven goals. Now 3-6-1-1, Gillette is home Friday and Saturday vs. Bozeman.

Rapid City Rush: The Rush split with Kansas City this past weekend, losing 3-2 but winning in overtime, 4-3, for the team’s first win. Now 1-3, Rapid City hosts defending conference champion Allen, Texas, Friday and Saturday at 7:05 and Sunday at 3:05.

Sioux Falls Stampede: The Herd beat Waterloo in overtime, 6-5, and topped Madison, 2-1, for their fourth straight victory. Now 5-1-1, Sioux Falls is home Friday vs. Sioux City and down I-29 to Sioux City Saturday.


All 19 of our contestants last week picked Ohio State over Purdue, but despite that misstep, we did have some good entries. Greg Dean got all the rest of his games right for a 9-1 record and 10 points. At 8-2 for nine points each were Jon Boer, David Ludwig, Nathan Vetter, Beth Rinehart and Kyle Richards. At 7-3 for eight points each were Randy Pool, Debra Bollinger and Jeff Adel.

This week’s games (send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Saturday morning):

(1) Purdue at Michigan State
(2) Iowa at Penn State
(3) Washington State at Stanford
(4) Florida vs. Georgia
(5) Texas Tech at Iowa State
(6) Wisconsin at Northwestern
(7) Texas at Oklahoma State
(8) NFL: Denver at Kansas City
(9) NFL: New Orleans at Minnesota
(10) NFL: Green Bay at Los Angeles Rams


Minnesota United FC: The Loons lost their last home game of the year, 3-1 to Los Angeles, Sunday. A crowd of 52,242 showed up for the last home game at TCF Bank Stadium. The Loons will open the brand-new Allianz Field next June 18. The regular-season finale will be this Sunday at Columbus.


Expedition League: A ninth team will be part of the Expedition League next summer. Brandon, Manitoba, has been accepted into the league, which for the first season this past summer, included teams from Pierre, Spearfish, Aberdeen, Minot, Dickinson, Hastings, Scottsbluff-Gering and Casper.


NFL games live on local TV this week:
Thursday: Miami-Houston, 7:20 p.m., Fox.
Sunday: Philadelphia-Jacksonville, 8:30 a.m., NFLN.
Sunday: Seattle-Detroit, noon, Fox.
Sunday: Denver-Kansas City, noon, CBS.
Sunday: Green Bay-Los Angeles Rams, 3:25 p.m., Fox.
Sunday: New Orleans-Minnesota, 7:20 p.m., NBC.
Monday: New England-Buffalo, 7:15 p.m., ESPN.

Midco Sports Network live games this week:
Friday: College volleyball, Omaha-UND, 7 p.m.
Saturday: College football, NDSU-USD, 2 p.m.
Saturday: College football, Weber State-UND, 2 p.m. (MSN2).
Saturday: College men’s hockey, UND-Minnesota, 9 p.m.
Sunday: South Dakota junior football championships, 4 and 6 p.m.
Tuesday: College volleyball, Minnesota Duluth-NDSU, 7 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings moved into sole possession of first place in the NFC North at 4-2-1 with a 37-17 win over the New York Jets. The Vikings host New Orleans in Sunday night’s game on NBC. (Don’t take a drink every time they replay the “Miracle of Minneapolis” from last January’s playoff game.)

Denver Broncos: The Broncos looked good for the first time in quite awhile as they won in Arizona, 45-10. Now 3-4, Denver goes to Kansas City for a noon game on CBS Sunday.


Minnesota Timberwolves: The Wolves are 2-2 four games into the new NBA season. Minnesota lost to San Antonio, 112-108; beat Cleveland, 131-123; lost to Dallas, 140-136, and won over Indiana, 101-91. The Wolves, after a game at Toronto last night, are home for Milwaukee Friday (7:00 FSN), the Los Angeles Lakers Monday (7:00 FSN) and Utah next Wednesday (7:00 FSN).


Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear.


  • It’s time for me to ask for your help in listing local students from Pierre, Stanley County and Sully Buttes (as well as your grand kids or former residents, no matter where they attend school) who will be participating in winter sports in colleges, including basketball, wrestling, swimming, hockey, bowling and indoor track. Let me know so we can follow them!
  • A couple personal notes: At Central High here in Rapid City, we had the fall band concert Monday night with all three bands performing followed by the marching band doing its show indoors. What sound! There are at least two kids with Pierre connections in the symphonic and marching bands—my own granddaughter, Olivia Perli, daughter of Holly (Knox) and Nathan Perli, and Justin Anderson, son of Linda (Kern) and Brad Anderson. Olivia and Justin both play trumpets. And two weeks ago at my grandson Dylan Stader’s Southwest Middle School football game, I ran into Barb Tibbs, who was a secretary and office mainstay for many years at Riggs High. Her grandson, Ty Christoffer, played on the same Southwest team. Ty is also the grandson of former Pierre residents Dick and Joy Christoffer. Dylan is the son of my daughter Heather and George Sazama.
  • To fellow lovers of Broadway musicals, remember Monday at 9 p.m. CDT on NBC-TV is the same and place to see the anniversary show of “Wicked” featuring (who else?) Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel from the original cast.


Mackenzie McClemans, whose parents are former Pierre teachers Pat and Patty (Schlekeway) McClemans of Watertown, had quite a tennis season. At the state tournament she was the runner-up in the Flight #4 singles and finished with a 22-2 season record. In doubles she and her partner were runners-up in Flight #2 and had a 23-1 record.

Receiving Athletes of the Week recognition from the Pierre Athletic Coaches Association last week were Zane Schuchard of the football team and the entire state champion girls soccer team.

The All-State Chorus/Orchestra concert in Rapid City can be seen live on South Dakota Public Television at 8 p.m. CDT Saturday.

Remember the 100th birthday bash in honor of Jeannette Beemer will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Drifters in Fort Pierre.

Holly (Knox) Perli of Rapid City has assumed the presidency of ACTS (Advocates for Creative Theatre Students), a support group for the drama program at Central High School. The next big project for the ACTS group is its biennial musical, which is open to not only Central students but members of the community and students from other Rapid City schools. “Newsies,” the hit Broadway musical, is this year’s show and will be performed Jan. 10-11-12. Another major project ahead of Holly and her group is fund-raising for a foreign trip for students at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

Seb and Carol Axtman were in Pennsylvania last week. They went to Wilkes-Barre where grandson Gus plays soccer at King’s College and were able to see two of his games. Then they went back to Harrisburg where they saw three high school soccer games played by younger grandsons John, a junior, and Eric, a freshman, at Central Dauphin High School. The boys are the sons of Greg and Sarah (Adam) Axtman.

Long-time Pierre resident Mickey Miller suffered a heart attack last Saturday. She was immediately cared for at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls. The good news is that she was already home in Sioux Falls by Monday with a heart monitor as part of her new daily existence.

Riggs High Class of 1979, remember the reunion planning meeting at The Fieldhouse at 5:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday).

The mayor of Deadwood and a former state legislator, Charles Turbiville, died at home at the age of 75 Oct. 20. A native of Newell, he attended college at USD and BHSU. He worked in Pierre for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development under several governors. He was also a state representative and majority whip of the House, executive board chairman of the Legislative Research Council and a member of the South Dakota Lottery Commission. He is survived by three daughters, Krista Young and her husband Jason of Rapid City, Jenni Irwin and her husband Joel of Murphy, N.C., and Becky Kitts and her husband Jordon of Pierre; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild to be born in November; and three sisters, Marjery McCracken of San Diego, Bev Leichtnam of Sheridan, Wyo., and Kathy Hammond of Pierre. Visitation followed by a vigil will be from 5 to 7 p.m. this Sunday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Deadwood. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Deadwood Mountain Grand’s events center.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Send Parker your news!

Come Teach in SD


Shop Lund Valley Farm

Lund Valley Farm

Midweek Update Archives

Noah’s Lantern

Noah’s Lantern

Website Design and Hosting

Pine-Clad Candle Co.

Pine-Clad Candle Co.