Vol. 21, No. 2; Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

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8 days till absentee voting and in-person voting begin (Sept. 18).
19 days till first presidential candidates debate, Cleveland (Sept. 23).
27 days till vice presidential candidates debate, Salt Lake City (Oct. 7).
35 days till second presidential candidates debate, Miami (Oct. 15).
39 days till South Dakota voter registration deadline (Oct. 19).
42 days till third presidential candidates debate, Nashville (Oct. 22).
55 days till Election Day (Nov. 3).
132 days till Inauguration Day (Jan. 20).


This week’s schedules:
* Cross country: at Aberdeen Central invitational, 4 p.m .
* Girls soccer: at Huron, 4 p.m.
* Boys soccer: at Huron, 6 p.m.
* Football: at Yankton, 7 p.m.
* Girls tennis: at Huron quadrangular, 9 a.m.
* Boys golf: at Yankton invitational, 10 a.m.
* Volleyball: home vs. Aberdeen Central, 5 p.m.
* Boys golf: at Brookings invitational, 10 a.m.
* Girls soccer: home vs. Mitchell, 4 p.m.
* Boys soccer: home vs. Mitchell, 6 p.m.

Athletes of the Week: The Pierre Athletic Coaches Association (PACA) named its first Athletes of the Week last week. They were Jessica Lutmer of the cross country team and the entire defensive line of the football team for their shutout of Sturgis in the season opener.

Volleyball: The Governors swept at Mitchell, 3-0, on game scores of 25-15, 25-17, 25-21. Pierre also won the JV, sophomore, freshman A and freshman B matches there, all by 2-0 scores.

Girls tennis: At a triangular in Mitchell the Governor girls defeated Yankton, 8-1, and lost to Mitchell, 6-3. In a dual against Madison the Govs scored a 9-0 sweep.

Girls soccer: In a weekend at home the Pierre girls lost to Rapid City Stevens, 6-0, as they were outshot 18-6 by the Raiders. Pierre then tied Rapid City Central, 2-2. The Governor goals were scored by Regan Rae and Caytee Williams. Pierre had the game in hand until the Cobblers managed the tying goal with only 35 seconds left. Pierre’s record is 0-5-1.

Boys soccer: Pierre lost a 3-2 game to Rapid City Stevens. Nathan Leiferman had one of the Pierre goals. Against Central the boys finished in a 0-0 tie after a goal scored by Central at the final second of the game was ruled to have been scored too late to be counted. Pierre’s record is 1-4-1.

Football: The halftime score against West Central was 7-7 after the Governor defense rose up strong and held off a Trojan scoring threat late in the first half. Maguire Raske finished the night with three touchdowns as he carried 28 times for 157 yards. Lincoln Kienholz completed nine of 19 passes for 121 yards with two interceptions. The Governors won by 24-14 for a 2-0 record as they head to Yankton Friday.

Cheer/dance: At Pierre’s invitational meet the cheer team placed sixth with a 152.50 score. The dance team was fifth, placing second in jazz and fourth in hip hop. Huron was the overall grand champion for the day.


This week’s schedules:
* Volleyball: at Philip, 6:30 p.m.
* Football: at Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central (in Forestburg), 7 p.m.
* Volleyball: at Mobridge-Pollock invitational, 10 a.m.
* Cross country: at Ipswich invitational, 10 a.m.

Volleyball: The Buffaloes lost a 3-0 match to White River on game scores of 19-25, 20-25, 21-25, and lost a 3-0 match to Timber Lake on game scores of 24-26, 13-25, 17-25. SC’s record is 1-4.

Football: After a season-opening loss to top-rated Winner, the Buffaloes have rebounded with a pair of shutout wins. The latest was a 39-0 win over Bennett County at home Friday. SC’s record is 2-1.


This week’s schedules:
* Football: at Herreid-Selby (in Herreid), 7 p.m.
* Cross country: at Ipswich invitational, 10 a.m.

Football: The Chargers stand at 0-3 for the season after a 26-24 loss to Potter County in a game that saw the teams exchange leads all evening. SBHS led 8-0, then 8-6 at the half. Blaine Hill’s 26-yard run put the Chargers ahead by 16-6, but the Battlers rallied to within 16-12, then took a 20-16 lead. A 34-yard TD pass from Landon Hepker to Garrett Petersen put SB on top by 24-20, but a 60-yard pass play put PC ahead by the final two-point margin. The Battlers passed for 305 yards while the Chargers ran for 315 yards.

Volleyball: The Chargers lost a pair of 3-0 decisions this week. In a loss to Miller the game scores were 17-25, 13-25, 12-25. On Tuesday the scores against Ipswich were 13-25, 15-25, 15-25. SBHS stands at 1-3 for the season.


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

(1) To mark for attention
(2) To reduce to a point of decay
(3) —- Bombeck
(4) To check the quality of.
(1) To feel uneasy
(2) To tempt with a reward
(3) Goals
(4) Tiny insect


Thursday: lime.
Friday-Sunday: blackberry.
Monday-Tuesday: coconut.
Wednesday-Thursday: almond.


Dakota Wesleyan football (Cobey Carr, Isaac Cliff): The Great Plains Athletic Conference begins its conference-only season Saturday. The Tigers kick it off at Hastings College.

Northwestern (Iowa) football (Morris Hofer): The Red Raiders have a tough date to open the GPAC season. They play at Morningside in Sioux City at 7 p.m. Saturday.

North Dakota State football (Grey Zabel): The Bison have resumed preseason drills for their one-game season Oct. 3 against Central Arkansas.

Presentation football (Michael Lyons): Michael is listed as a junior offensive lineman for the Saints, who open the NSAA season Saturday at home in Aberdeen against Valley City State.

Dakota State volleyball (Nicole Sarringar): The Trojans went 3-1 in their season-opening tournament in Salina, Kan. DSU won over Sterling, 3-0, on game scores of 25-16, 25-20, 25-19, and Nicole had 10 assists and two digs. DSU then won over McPherson, 3-2, on game scores of 17-25, 25-23, 25-22, 22-25, 15-12. The Trojans won over Kansas Wesleyan, 3-1, on game scores of 22-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-19, as Nicole recorded 23 assists and five digs. In the last match of the tournament Friends defeated DSU, 3-1, on game scores of 22-25, 27-29, 25-18, 28-30. DSU is off until next Wednesday at home vs. Bellevue (Neb.).

Dakota Wesleyan volleyball (Elena Svingen): DWU won its two season-opening duals. In a 3-0 win over Valley City State the game scores were 25-20, 27-25, 25-19. In a 3-2 win over Mayville State, the game scores were 26-28, 19-25, 25-16, 25-21, 15-10. On Tuesday DWU won 3-1 over Presentation College on game scores of 21-25, 25-9, 25-21, 25-9. Elena did not play in any of these matches. After a conference dual vs. Dordt last night, DWU goes to Briar Cliff Saturday.

Black Hills State football (Josh Breske, Josh Rowe, Gage Gehring): Now that a five-game season has been planned, we can follow Riggs High alumnus Josh Breske in his first head coaching job as well as Gage Gehring, redshirt freshman linebacker, and Josh Rowe, freshman quarterback. BHSU opens Oct. 10 at Mines.

South Dakota Mines football (Matthew Heilman): The Hardrocker roster includes freshman offensive lineman Matt Heilman. Mines opens the season Oct. 10 at home vs. Black Hills State.


3 days: Minnesota Vikings season opener (Sept. 13).
6 days: Academy of Country Music awards, CBS (Sept. 16).
7 days: U.S. Open golf tournament, Mamaroneck, N.Y. (Sept. 17-20).
7 days: South Dakota Film Festival, Aberdeen (Sept. 17-26).
8 days: Absentee voting and in-person voting begins (Sept. 18).
9 days: “M” Day at School of Mines (Sept. 19).
10 days: Emmy awards, ABC (Sept. 20).
15 days: Custer State Park buffalo roundup (Sept. 25).
16 days: Brule’ concert at Crazy Horse Memorial (Sept. 26).
19 days: First presidential candidates debate, Cleveland (Sept. 29).
22 days: Pierre Players’ “Two on the Side, Three in a Van” (Oct. 2-4, 8-10).
23 days: The Preakness, Baltimore (Oct. 3).
25 days: State boys golf tournaments, AA Sioux Falls, A Hot Springs (Oct. 5-6).
27 days: Vice presidential candidates debate, Salt Lake City (Oct. 7).
28 days: State girls tennis tournament, AA Rapid City (Oct. 8-9).


Minnesota Lynx: The Lynx beat Dallas, 88-75; lost to Seattle, 103-88, and lost to Washington, 89-86, this week. Having already clinched a playoff spot, Minnesota finishes the regular season against Las Vegas Thursday and Indiana Saturday. The WNBA is playing its season in the bubble at Bradenton, Fla.


Minnesota United FC: This week the Loons lost to Houston, 3-0, but shut out Real Salt Lake, 4-0. Now 4-3-2 and tied for third place in the Western Conference, Minnesota is three points behind first-place Sporting Kansas City and a single point behind Seattle. The Loons play at Kansas City at 7:30 p.m. Sunday on FSN.


College football: Suddenly Black Hills State and the School of Mines have football schedules again although this time they will be five-game seasons. Those two schools along with Chadron State have arranged a season in which they will play each other twice—home and away. In addition the three schools will each play Colorado-Mesa. This means that Pierre native Josh Breske, the new head coach at BHSU, will get to coach his first game this fall after all. It will be Oct. 10 at Mines. The BHSU home opener will be against Mesa Oct. 17. Meanwhile Mines will open Oct. 10 at home against BHSU. “M” Day on Sept. 19 will go on as scheduled, and the football team will provide an open practice from 3 to 5:30 p.m. that day.

Midco Sports Network live games:
— Friday, 5 p.m., Watertown at Rapid City Central.
— Friday, 9 p.m., Harrisburg at Rapid City Stevens.

NFL games on local TV (subject to network changes):
— Thursday, 7:20 p.m., Houston at Kansas City, NBC.
— Sunday, noon, Chicago at Detroit, CBS.
— Sunday, noon, Green Bay at Minnesota, Fox.
— Sunday, 3:25 p.m., Tampa Bay at New Orleans, Fox.
— Sunday, 7:20 p.m., Dallas at Los Angeles Rams, NBC.
— Monday, 6:10 p.m., Pittsburgh at New York Giants, ESPN.
— Monday, 9:20 p.m., Tennessee at Denver, ESPN.


Thursday, Sept. 10:
Carrie (Rounds) Larson, Morgan Hanson, Laurie Feiler, Jessica Simons, Chris Eich, Dan Brummer, Tom Ellefson, Shelbi (Hostler) Schimpf, Deb Bumann, Kathy (Goc) Hoisington.
— 9th anniversary, Ron/Nerissa (Gallagher) Strait.
— 9th anniversary, Daris/Kelsey (Dunwoody) Kampfe.
— 9th anniversary, Mikal/Myriah Kern.
— 9th anniversary Travis/June (Stewart0 Kelly.

Friday, Sept. 11:
Bennett Eisenbeisz, Gail Lyngstad, Joan LIkness, Nancy Gonsor, Dawn Marso, Bob Gill, Jason Young, Cozy Dorton, Jamie Van Winsen, Jason Nowak, Tim Marshall.
— 55th anniversary, Dick/Joy Christoffer.

Saturday, Sept. 12:
John Keyes, Lois Fuller, Erin Harmon, William Maurice, Brittany (Guindon) Meiners, Brittney Kirkpatrick, Jen de Hueck, Samantha Harris, Randy McKee.
— 5th anniversary, Nick/Ally (Kraemer) Formanek.
— 22nd anniversary, Ryan/Lisa (Ries) Kramer.
— 12th anniversary, Guy/Mikayla (Mikkelsen) Frick.
— 11th anniversary, Jason/Sarah Sass.
— 5th anniversary, Aaron/Kelsey (Wilson) Trimble.
— 11th anniversary, Drew/Catherine Sweetman.
— 23rd anniversary, Tom/Molly Valentine.

Sunday, Sept. 13:
Cody Richter, Jean Lakner, Emma Wylie, Nancy (Pottratz) Kennedy, Kevin Tveidt, Andrew Smith, Katie Ludemann, Joe Tetzlaff, Jonalyn Beastrom, Denise (Lamb) Wilkins, Ryan Grandpre, Laura (Joachim) Hansen.
— 6th anniversary, Ryan/Dani Tobin.
— 57th anniversary, Dick/Mary Carter.

Monday, Sept. 14:
Sam Ellefson, Cora Stahl, Kaitlyn Bruns, Levi Neuharth, Alice West, Ella Marie Smith, Luke Deal, Lisa Forest, Finn Mancuso, Mark Mancuso, Barry Massey.
— 13th anniversary, Jeff/Brianne (Barnett) Roby.
— 18th anniversary, Matt/Kim Brakke.
— 7th anniversary, Jordan/Shelby (Badger) Heckenlaible.
— 7th anniversary, Mitch/Stephanie (Dvorak) Delvo.
— 7th anniversary, Torey/Christina Garrett.
We fondly remember Robert Disburg on his birthday.

Tuesday, Sept. 15:
Austin Munyon, Brie Mikkelsen, Emily Coolidge, Dan Swenson, Rondell LeBeau, Steven Long, Louisa Corbin, Amber Gloe, Heather Stoeser.
— 8th anniversary, Dustin/Justine (Berven) Drew.
— 8th anniversary, Allan/Krista (Wilson) Rounds.
— 13th anniversary, Jimmy/Sandy (Krom) Bauer.
We fondly remember Donna Fjelstad on her birthday.

Wednesday, Sept. 16:
Bobbi Ice, Justin Sivage, Anne Schmidt, Aron Nevin, Robyn (Clausen) Bauer, Anissa Grambihler, Gary Kafka, Georganne Sorenson, Jonah Hopper, Gordon Goosen.
— 3rd anniversary, Derrick/Kelbie (Frederick) Miller.
— 3rd anniversary, Jamie/Megan (Gordon) Ramirez.
— 20th anniversary, Jason/Amy Irion.
— 3rd anniversary, Nathaniel/Brea (Paul) Louwagie.

Thursday, Sept. 17:
Dayson Carroll, Meredith Jones, Bret Culey, Kallee 9Hewlett) Rydland, Dusty Bergeson, Kaydee Neuharth, Niki (Cowan) Jaworski, Lori Wilbur, Tim Steece, Jess Burchill, Levi Clark, Coleman Varty.
— 4th anniversary, Isaac/Chelsea (Stahl) LaLonde.
— 16th anniversary, Slade/Amy (Hofer) Weller.
— 15th anniversary, Wayne/Alyssa Schaefbauer.


Sioux Falls Canaries: After a loss to Fargo-Moorhead last Thursday, the Canaries wept three from Chicago over the weekend, 10-5, 11-4 and 11-9, and thus clinched a spot in the American Association championship series against Milwaukee. The best-of-7 series begins Saturday.

Minnesota Twins:
— Friday: Cleveland, 7:10 p.m., FSN.
— Saturday: Cleveland, 7:07 p.m., Fox.
— Sunday: Cleveland, 3:10 p.m., FSN, MLBN.
— Monday: at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m., FSN, MLBN.
— Tuesday: at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m., FSN.
— Wednesday: at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m., FSN.
— Thursday: at Chicago White Sox, 1:10 p.m., FSN, MLBN.

Colorado Rockies:
— Friday: Los Angeles Angels, 6:40 p.m.
— Saturday: Los Angeles Angels, 6:10 p.m.
— Sunday: Los Angeles Angels, 1:10 p.m.
— Tuesday: Oakland, 6:40 p.m.
— Wednesday: Oakland, 1:10 p.m., MLBN.
— Thursday: Los Angeles Dodgers, 6:40 p.m.


In last week’s Contest #3 David Ludwig and Thomas Voeltz had 9-1 records for 10 points each. At 8-2 for nine points each were Levi Neuharth, Eric James, Mikal Kern, Greg Dean, Lauren Gilsrud and Eric Lusk. With 7-3 marks for eight points apiece were Kyle Richards, Jon Boer and Randy Pool.

This week’s games (send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Friday afternoon):
(1) Pierre at Yankton
(2) Dakota Wesleyan at Hastings
(3) Syracuse at North Carolina
(4) Duke at Notre Dame
(5) Louisiana-Lafayette at Iowa State
(6) NFL: Green Bay at Minnesota
(7) NFL: Cleveland at Baltimore
(8) NFL: Miami at New England
(9) NFL: Tampa Bay at New Orleans
(10) NFL: Arizona at San Francisco


Thanks to the latest newsletter of the Pierre Educational Foundation, we can tell you about rescheduling of class reunions that would have been held this summer:
* Class of 1960 60-year reunion postponed to 2021. Contact: Dianne Newton Roisum.
* Class of 1970 50-year reunion postponed to 2021. Contact: Carol Erbe Harrmann, 605/222-5250.
* Class of 2000 20-year reunion postponed to 2021. Contact: Megan Rapp-Deal through the “T.F. Riggs High School Class of 2000” Facebook page.
* Class of 2010 10-year reunion postponed to 2021. Contact: Crystal Ortbahn at ckortbahn@gmailcom or through the “T.F. Riggs High School Class of 2010” Facebook page.

Riggs High alumni Frank and Jasmin (Fosheim) Turner of Hettinger, N.D., became parents on Sept. 5. Their daughter, Josie Rue, weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 20 inches.

Our sympathy to former Pierre residents Gea (Gjesdal) and Jeff Eckhoff of Sioux Falls. Gea’s sister, Amy Lewis, 62, Rapid City, died of cardiac causes Sept. 2. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Rapid City. Amy grew up on a farm near Plankinton. She attended Plankinton High School and SDSU. She married Dan Lewis in 1983. After teaching at Corsica, Amy and Dan moved to Rapid City where she taught at Douglas Middle School, retiring in 2012 after a 33-year teaching career. In addition to her sister, Amy is survived by a daughter, two sons and three grandchildren.

Ryan Grandpre was married Sept. 5 to Avery Roy. They live in the Twin Cities area where Ryan is an electrician in Bloomington.

Nita Colson, 81, who moved to Blunt with her new husband Clyde shortly after their marriage in 1958, died Sept. 5. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at the Isburg Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Blunt. Nita lost her mother when she was 4 years old and was raised in Texas by her father and her siblings. She was a stay-at-home mom while she raised her children in Blunt and also became a Mary Kay dealer. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Colson of Blunt; their children, Colleen Pool and her husband Randy, Carl Colson and his wife Joy, and Clayton Colson and his wife Polly; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Among the students who completed graduation requirements during the summer session at Dakota Wesleyan University are Logan Busch, bachelor of arts, and Derek Leiferman, bachelor of science. The summer graduates will be honored along with last spring’s graduates at commencement exercises Sept. 27.

Karl Adam, marketing president of First Dakota National Bank of Pierre, has been hired as the 11th president of the South Dakota Bankers Association. In the coming months he will work with retiring SDBA president Curt Everson during a transition period.

Gerda Jorgenson revealed on Facebook last week that she and Aaron Baughn are expecting baby girl Baughn in March. They live in Vancouver, Wash., across the river from Portland, Ore.

This week’s check of our Riggs High alumni who are assistant football coaches elsewhere: Wyndmere-Lidgerwood in North Dakota won over Richland, 24-14, and stand at 2-1. Mikal Kern is a coach at Wyndmere. They play at LaMoure-Litchville/Marion this week. Harvey/Wells County in North Dakota, where Scott Raue helps the coaching, won over Rugby 37-12 and are also 2-1. They play at Carrington this Friday. At Brandon Valley where Jason Bisbee is one of the coaches the Lynx beat O’Gorman, 20-14, and are 1-1 heading into a game at Aberdeen Central Friday. Meanwhile, Hot Springs head coach Ben Kramer has his Bison at 1-1 after a 26-0 loss to St. Thomas More and a 13-7 win over Newcastle. Kramer’s club plays at Lead-Deadwood this Friday.

Ardelle McPherson, who taught in Pierre as well as Huron, Erwin, Clear Lake, Sheldon in Iowa and Chadron and Kearney in Nebraska, died Sept. 1 at the retirement community which was home in Oro Valley, Ariz. A memorial service will be held in the Custer area at a later date. Ardelle graduated from Huron College in 1957 as did her husband, Dan McPherson. Ardelle taught mostly middle school students because, as she is quoted in her obituary, “somebody has to love them.” The McPhersons retired in 1991 and moved to Custer. After Dan’s death in 2006, Ardelle stayed in Custer until 2015 when she moved to the Tucson area. She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine McPherson of Tucson; her son, Daniel McPherson of Bismarck; three granddaughters, and a great-grandson.

South Dakota COVID-19 ups and downs this week:

  • One of Vermillion’s top dining destinations, the RED Steakhouse, announced it will not reopen.
  • Black Hills Community Theatre at Rapid City has delayed the start of its 2020-21 mainstage until January. The BHCT will keep four of the five scheduled shows, including “The 39 Steps,” “The Who’s Tommy” “Julius Caesar” and “Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’.”
  • Colman-Egan, ranked No. 2 in its football class, suspended its season while the team is quarantined for two weeks at the recommendation of the Department of Health. Ipswich had a positive test so its game at Deuel was canceled. Wolsey-Wessington postponed its game vs. Bon Homme, which may be rescheduled. Menno High School postponed volleyball matches for two weeks while the team quarantines.
  • USD has officially canceled its homecoming Dakota Days parade and other events. The Coyotes’ football season was canceled by their conference last month. The university said there will be some virtual and community events, and Mr. Dakota and Miss Dakota will be crowned virtually.
  • The Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls has canceled its Broadway theater series for the entire 2020-21 season.
  • Daktronics, headquartered in Brookings, is eliminating 100 jobs in the United States and Canada due to the effects of the pandemic. Those 100 jobs constitute 4% of the company’s total work force.
  • Academic research by San Diego State University concluded that the Sturgis motorcycle rally generated public health costs of approximately $12.2 billion. Governor Noem immediately described the research as “fiction” and said it attacks the thousands of people who “chose to exercise their freedoms” to attend the rally. She also chastised journalists for reporting on the research.
  • The Brookings city council passed a mandate requiring masks be worn in public places and in indoor businesses.
  • Federal coronavirus relief funds awarded to South Dakota were used to pay for a $5 million tourism advertising campaign. The state received $1.25 billion from the federal government to address the coronavirus crisis.

Alvena Thompson, who worked for 35 1/2 years at Red Owl/Dakotamart, died Aug. 31 at Avera Maryhouse. A memorial service at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church will be held later. She graduated from high school at Presho in 1956. She and husband Lloyd were married for 60 years, living in Rapid City, Spearfish and Pierre. They lived in Pierre for 48 years. She is survived by her husband; sons Todd Thompson and Trent Thompson and his wife Mary; daughter Michaela Novak and her husband Jakeb; four grandchildren, and two sisters, Irene Swartz and Alvina Oleson.

Joie (Schuetzle) Jockheck began her 15th year of teaching Tuesday. Joie, who lives with her husband Tony and their two sons in Hayden, Idaho, next to Coeur d’Alene, teaches seventh-grade English at River City Middle School in Post Falls, Idaho.

The memorial service for Carol (Todd) Barge, who died Aug. 15 at the age of 88, is being held at 10 a.m. this (Thursday) morning at the Griffin Park gazebo.

Onida native Jerome “Bud” Yackley, who lives at Edgewood in Pierre, will observe his 86th birthday this Sunday, Sept. 13. Friends can send greetings to him at 1950 E. 4th St. #124, Pierre SD 57501.

Terry Walter, 70, died Sept. 5 after battling lung cancer. His funeral is being held this (Thursday) morning at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, preceded by visitation starting at 10. He graduated from Groton High School in 1968, completed his bachelor’s degree at Northern in 1968 and earned his master’s degree through USD in 1979. He served with the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1974, including service in South Korea. In 1975 Terry began working with the state Department of Revenue. In 1984 he was appointed director of the Division of Child Support, a post he served until retiring in 2012. Among his survivors are his son, Tate Walter and his wife Olivia in Arizona; his son, Paul Walter and his wife Nichole of Groton, and his son, Alex Walter of Sioux Falls; his mother, Jean Walter of Groton, and his brothers, Merle Walter of Arlington and Robert Walter of Groton.

Aaron Clark, 42, died of natural causes Sept. 5. Private burial is taking place this (Thursday) morning at 11 a.m. at Scotty Philip Cemetery. A memorial service will begin at noon today at the Steamboat Park amphitheater. Aaron was born to Ken and Sheila Clark in 1977. His dad died when he was only 5 years old. Aaron graduated from Riggs High School in 1977. He worked in carpentry, tree removal, landscaping and hunting guiding. He later started his own business, AC Property Renovations. He is survived by his daughters, Kendyn, 5, and Cambria, 4; his parents, Sheila and Jim Urban; his brother, Matt Clark of Savage, Minn.; his maternal grandmother, Ruby Cutts of Yankton, and his sisters, Amy (Urban) Brady of Pierre and Erin (Urban) Fossell of Sioux Falls.



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  1. Bruce Venner

    I miss your daily personal chronicle!


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