Vol. 21, No. 2; Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019

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Boys soccer: Pierre goalkeeper Cam Ahartz kept Harrisburg scoreless, but his offense was held to the same fate as the Governors and the Tigers played to a 0-0 draw Thursday. Pierre has a record of 0-2-2.

Girls soccer: A Kylee Thorpe goal was just enough as the Governor girls defeated Harrisburg, 1-0. Pierre’s record is 2-2-0.

This week’s schedules:
Football—Friday, at West Central (in Hartford), 7 p.m.
Volleyball—Friday, at Sturgis 7 p.m.; Saturday, at Spearfish, 1 p.m.
Cross country—Friday, at Augustana twilight meet (in Sioux Falls), 6:30 p.m.
Boys soccer—Friday, at Rapid City Stevens, 6 p.m.; Saturday, at Rapid City Central, 11 a.m.
Girls soccer—Friday, at Rapid City Stevens, 4 p.m.; Saturday, at Rapid City Central, 9 a.m.
Cheer/dance—Saturday, home for Pierre invitational, 11 a.m.
Boys golf—Thursday, at Sturgis tournament, 9 a.m.
Girls tennis—Thursday, at Mitchell triangular (with Yankton), 11 a.m.; Saturday, at Madison, 10 a.m.; Tuesday, home triangular (with Rapid City Central and Aberdeen Roncalli), 10 a.m.
Softball—Sunday, home vs. West Central.

Girls tennis: The Governor girls lost to Brandon Valley, 9-0, and defeated Spearfish, 7-2, on Thursday. During the Rapid City invitational Pierre lost all three matches. The team placed sixth among eight teams in the tournament.

Football: The Governors scored on the last play of the first quarter, and within minutes the season opener against Sturgis was out of the Scoopers’ reach, thanks to a 26-point second quarter. Pierre won the game 40-0. Quarterback Garrett Stout had a marvelous game, starting with his 8-yard touchdown pass to Collin Brueggeman as the clock expired on the first quarter. Then Stout returned an interception 53 yards for a TD, ran in another from 28 yards out and started a 17-yard TD pass play to Matt Lusk with nine seconds left in the half. Just before that Josh Rowe completed a 23-yard pass to Regan Bollweg for a score. After a 33-0 first half the only score of the second half was a 30-yard Stout-to-Maguire Raske TD play in the third period. Pierre accumulated 469 yards of total offense while holding Sturgis to 89.

Volleyball: Pierre lost to the Rapid City schools but beat Mitchell in the season’s first week. In a 3-1 loss to Central the game scores were 21-25, 21-25, 25-16, 21-25. Miah Kienholz had 45 assists, Kodi Severyn 13 kills, Raegan Wiebe 12 kills and Josi Stevens 10 kills. In a 3-2 loss to Stevens the Governors had a 2-0 lead in games. The game scores were 25-22, 25-19, 20-25, 22-25, 10-15. On Tuesday the Govs whipped Mitchell, 3-1, on game scores of 25-14, 25-16, 31-33, 25-20. Wiebe had 14 kills, Severyn 11 kills and six service aces, Kienholz 51 assists and Kenzie Kuxhaus 30 digs.

Boys golf: At the Huron invitational Pierre placed ninth with a 62-over 350 score. O’Gorman was the team champion with Stevens second. Carter Karst tied for 24th with an 83. Other Pierre scores: Grady Klundt 88, Zain Baus 89, Raef Briggs 90, Nick Bothun 96, Luke Olson 104. At Aberdeen’s invitational Pierre was third with a 64-over score behind first-place Aberdeen Central and runner-up Watertown. Bothun was seventh with an 11-over 83. Other scores: Karst 87 for 13th place, Baus 89 for 19th place, Briggs 93.

Cheer/dance: At the Aberdeen Central meet the Pierre dance team placed eighth and the cheer team 11th. At the Watertown meet the dance team was 10th and so was the cheer team.


“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.”

— Dalai Lama


This week’s schedules:
Volleyball—Saturday, home vs. Timber Lake and White River, 11 a.m.
Football—Friday, at McCook Central/Montrose (in Salem), 7 p.m.
Cross country—Thursday, at Redfield invitational, 10 a.m.

Football: Playing in the opener of a doubleheader at Hollister Field in Pierre, the Buffaloes defeated Chamberlain, 23-15, after an exciting fourth quarter that saw three TDs scored. Reid Wieczorek passed to Cade Stover in the first quarter for a 7-0 Buffalo lead. At halftime the score was 7-7. After a scoreless third period., the Buffs took a 15-7 lead on an 8-yard run by Dylan Gabriel. A two-point conversion was accomplished on a pass from Ethan Prince to Nathan Cook. Chamberlain tied the game with 2:19 left, cashing in on a midfield fumble by the Buffaloes and then passing for the tying two-point conversion. But a stunning 60-yard halfback pass play from Wieczorek to Gabriel to Prince and a two-point conversion run by Gabriel allowed SCHS to take the 23-15 lead that held up for the final 1:22 of the game. The Buffaloes compiled 322 yards of offense to the Cubs’ 217.

Volleyball: Stanley County stands at 1-2 after the season’s first week. At the Wall triangular the Buffaloes beat Bennett County, 3-1, and lost to Wall, 3-1. On Tuesday SCHS lost to Chamberlain, 3-1, on game scores of 22-25, 15-25, 24-26, 10-25.


This week’s schedules:
Volleyball—Thursday, home vs. Miller, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, home vs. Ipswich, 6:30 p.m.
Football—Friday, at Potter County (in Gettysburg), 7 p.m.
Cross country—Thursday, at Redfield invitational, 10 a.m.; Wednesday, at North Central invitational (in Eureka), 1 p.m.

Football: Nick Wittler was directly involved in the Chargers’ first seven touchdowns as they rallied from a 6-0 deficit to dominate at Wall, 64-12. Wittler tied the game with a 33-yard touchdown run. A safety gave the Chargers the permanent lead at 8-6. Wittler scored from six yards out, passed 36 yards to Zach Farries, ran in from two yards away, passed 17 yards to Grant Johnson, and hit Caleb Chicoine on a 39-yard pass play. It was 44-6 when Wittler connected over 42 yards with Johnson for a 52-6 lead. Jordan Schall on a one-yard pluonge made it 58-6. Chicoine’s TD pass to Chase Yellow Hawk completed the scoring. The Chargers accumulated 596 yards of total offense to Wall’s 103. Wittler rushed for 114 yards and completed 11 of 19 passes for 286 yards. Schall gained 112 yards on the ground.

Volleyball: The Chargers won their opener over Leola-Frederick, 3-0, on game scores of 25-14, 25-17, 25-18. At the YTC tournament SBHS went 1-1, beating Wakpala, 2-0, and losing to that same Leola-Frederick team, 2-1. At home Tuesday the Chargers faced a strong Faulkton team and fell 3-0 on game scores of 5-25, 17-25, 13-25. Angela Guthmiller led SBHS with six kills.


Sept. 7: Nick Larson/Karlea Stahl.
Sept. 14: Jake Fanger/Shantel Norman.
July 18: Jace Anderson/Hannah Lorenz.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons knocked off the league-leading Los Angeles Football Club, 2-0, and in the process dealt them only their second loss on their home pitch. Mason Toye scored both Minnesota goals. The Loons are at home against F.C. Pachuca Saturday, then return to MLS play at Houston next Wednesday.


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): Tom didn’t play in last weekend’s tour stop in Calgary, Alberta. The Champions Tour is off until Sept. 13-15 at the Ally Challenge in Grand Blanc, Mich.


Minnesota Twins:
Thursday—at Boston, 6:10, FSN.
Friday—Cleveland, 7:10, FSN.
Saturday—Cleveland, 6:10, FSN.
Sunday—Cleveland, 1:10, FSN.
Tuesday—Washington, 6:40, FSN.
Wednesday—Washington, 6:40, FSN.
Thursday—Washington, 6:40, FSN.

Chicago Cubs:
Thursday—at Milwaukee, 6:10, MLBN.
Friday—at Milwaukee, 7:10.
Saturday—at Milwaukee, 6:10.
Sunday—at Milwaukee, 1:10.
Monday—at San Diego, 9:10.
Tuesday—at San Diego, 9:10.
Wednesday—at San Diego, 9:10, ESPN.
Thursday–at San Diego, 2:40.

Colorado Rockies:
Friday—at San Diego, 8:10.
Saturday—at San Diego, 6:40, MLBN.
Sunday—at San Diego, 2:10.
Tuesday—St. Louis, 6:40.
Wednesday—St. Louis, 6:40.
Thursday—St. Louis, 1:10.

Sioux Falls Canaries: The final week of the season saw the Canaries lose the last game of a Sioux City series and then lose three out of four in Winnipeg. The final record for the season was 38-62 as Sioux Falls sustained a ninth straight losing season with a fifth-place finish in the American Association’s South Division, 20 games out of first place.


“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

— Aristotle


Class 11AA last week’s scores and this week’s games:
Pierre (1-0): Beat Sturgis 40-0; at West Central.
Brookings (1-0): Beat Huron 40-0; home vs. Lennox.
Mitchell (1-0): Beat Douglas 22-6; at Sioux Falls Christian.
Yankton (1-0): Beat Spearfish 49-0; at Dakota Valley.
Douglas (0-1): Lost to Mitchell 22-6; home vs. Belle Fourche.
Huron (0-1): Lost to Brookings 40-0; home vs. Milbank.
Spearfish (0-1): Lost to Yankton 49-0; home vs. Custer.
Sturgis (0-1): Lost to Pierre 40-0; at St. Thomas More.
(All 8 teams qualify for playoffs.)

Class 11B last week’s scores and this week’s games:
Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (2-0): Beat Elk Point-Jefferson 48-7; home vs. Sioux Valley.
Groton Area (2-0): Beat Ellendale-Kulm 22-12; at Webster Area.
McCook Central/Montrose (2-0): Beat Flandreau 40-0; home vs. Stanley County.
Winner (2-0): Beat St. Thomas More 46-20; at Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central.
Sisseton (2-0): Beat Milnor/North Sargent 6-0 (O.T.); home vs. Elk Point-Jefferson.
Webster Area (2-0): Beat Aberdeen Roncalli 41-21; home vs. Groton Area.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton (1-0): open date; at Wagner.
Mobridge-Pollock (1-0): Beat Miller/Highmore-Harrold 48-0; at Lead-Deadwood (Saturday).
St. Thomas More (1-1): Lost to Winner 46-20; home vs. Sturgis.
Sioux Valley (1-1): Lost to Tri-Valley 32-26; at Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan.
Stanley County (1-1): Beat Chamberlain 23-15; at McCook Central/Montrose.
Chamberlain (1-1): Lost to Stanley County 23-15; home vs. Miller/Highmore-Harrold.
Aberdeen Roncalli (1-1): Lost to Webster Area 41-21; at Redfield.
Bennett County (1-1): Beat Todd County 35-0; open date.
Beresford (1-1): Beat Wagner 38-14; at Garretson.
Garretson (1-1): Beat Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 21-0; home vs. Beresford.
Hot Springs (1-1): Beat Newcastle 32-2; home vs. Todd County.
Lead-Deadwood (1-1): Lost to Upton-Sundance 44-8; home vs. Mobridge-Pollock (Saturday).
McLaughlin (0-1): Open date; open date.
Redfield (0-1): Open date; home vs. Aberdeen Roncalli.
Flandreau (0-1): Lost to McCook Central/Montrose 10-0; at Dell Rapids.
Miller/Highmore-Harrold (0-2): Lost to Mobridge-Pollock 48-0; at Chamberlain.
Elk Point-Jefferson (0-2): Lost to Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 48-7; at Sisseton.
Wagner (0-2): Lost to Beresford 38-14; home vs. Mount Vernon/Plankinton.
Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central (0-2); Lost to Garretson 21-0; home vs. Winner.
(Top 16 of the 25 teams qualify for playoffs.)

Class 9A, Region 4 last week’s scores and this week’s games:
Sully Buttes (2-0): Beat Wall 64-12; home vs. Potter County.
New Underwood (2-0): Beat Rapid City Christian 54-0; open date.
Philip (2-0): Beat Hill City 50-0; at Rapid City Christian.
Timber Lake (2-0): Beat Faith 40-22; open date.
Wall (1-1): Lost to Sully Buttes 64-12; open date.
Potter County (1-1): Beat Sunshine Bible 28-20; at Sully Buttes.
(Top 3 in each of 4 regions qualify for playoffs; plus next-best 4 teams statewide.)

NFL live games on TV this weekend:
Thursday—Green Bay at Chicago, 7:20 p.m., NBC.
Sunday—Atlanta at Minnesota, noon, Fox.
Sunday—Kansas City at Jacksonville, noon, CBS.
Sunday—New York Giants at Dallas, 3:25 p.m., Fox.
Sunday—Pittsburgh at New England, 7:20 p.m., NBC.
Monday—Houston at New Orleans, 6:10 p.m., ESPN.
Monday—Denver at Oakland, 9:20 p.m., ESPN.

Midco Sports Network live games this weekend:
Thursday—College, MSU-Moorhead at Minnesota-Crookston, 7 p.m.
Friday—High school, Watertown at Rapid City Stevens, 6 p.m.
Friday—High school, Aberdeen Central at Rapid City Central, 9 p.m.
Saturday—College, Upper Iowa at Augustana, 1 p.m.
Saturday—College, Long Island at South Dakota State, 6 p.m.

Regional college last week’s scores and this week’s games:
USD (0-1): Lost to Montana 31-17; at Oklahoma 6 p.m. Saturday.
SDSU (0-1): Lost to Minnesota 28-21; home vs. Long Island 6 p.m. Saturday (Midco).
Presentation (0-1): Lost to Trinity International 28-26; at DWU 1 p.m. Saturday.
Augustana (0-0): Home vs. Upper Iowa 1 p.m. Saturday (Midco).
USF (0-0): Home vs. Concordia-St. Paul 6 p.m. Thursday.
Dakota State (1-0): Beat DWU 33-30 (3 O.T.); at Briar Cliff 1 p.m. Saturday.
School of Mines (0-0): Home vs. Colorado-Mesa 1 p.m. Saturday.
NDSU (1-0): Beat Butler 57-10; home vs. UND 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
UND (1-0): Beat Drake 47-7; at NDSU 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
DWU (0-1): Lost to Dakota State 33-30 (3 O.T.); home vs. Presentation 1 p.m. Saturday.
Northern (0-0): Home vs. Bemidji State 6 p.m. Thursday.
Black Hills State (0-0): Home vs. Chadron State 6 p.m. Saturday.
Minnesota (1-0): Beat SDSU 28-21; at Fresno State 9:30 p.m. Saturday (CBSSN).
Nebraska (1-0): Beat South Alabama 35-21; at Colorado 2:30 p.m. Saturday (Fox).
Iowa (1-0): Beat Miami (Ohio) 38-14; home vs. Rutgers 11 a.m. Saturday (FS1).
Iowa State (1-0): Beat Northern Iowa 29-26 (3 O.T.); open date.
Wyoming (1-0): Beat Missouri 37-31; at Texas State 5 p.m. Saturday.

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings lost to Buffalo’s fourth-quarter rally, 27-23, for their first loss in four preseason games. Minnesota opens the regular season at home at noon Sunday vs. Atlanta on Fox.

Denver Broncos: Denver defeated Arizona, 20-7, to finish the preseason with a 2-3 record. The Broncos kick off the regular season Monday night at Oakland on ESPN at 9:20 p.m.


1 day: Riggs High Class of ’69 50-year reunion (Sept. 6-7).
3 days: Minnesota Vikings season opener (Sept. 8).
4 days: Riggs High homecoming coronation (Sept. 9).
7 days: Sully Buttes High homecoming coronation (Sept. 12).
7 days: Democratic presidential candidates debate, ABC-TV (Sept. 12).
8 days: Riggs High homecoming day (Sept. 13).
8 days: Sully Buttes High homecoming day (Sept. 13).
8 days: Dakota Western Heritage Festival (Sept. 13-15).
9 days: Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo (Sept. 14-15).
11 days: Sanford International golf tournament, Sioux Falls (Sept. 16-22).
16 days: Trojan Day at Dakota State (Sept. 21).
17 days: Emmy awards, Fox-TV (Sept. 22).
22 days: Pierre Players’ “Dracula” (Sept. 27-29, Oct. 3-5).
22 days: Stanley County High homecoming day (Sept. 27).
23 days: Halo Day at Presentation (Sept. 28).
23 days: “M” Day at School of Mines (Sept. 28).
23 days: Swarm Day at Black Hills State (Sept. 28).
26 days: Riggs High indoor marching band concert (Oct. 1).
26 days: Baseball postseason playoffs begin (Oct. 1).
28 days: Minnesota Wild season opener (Oct. 3).
30 days: Sioux Falls Stampede home opener (Oct. 5).
30 days: Cougar Day at USF (Oct. 5).
30 days: Blue & White Day at Dakota Wesleyan (Oct. 5).
30 days: Hobo Day at SDSU (Oct. 5).
30 days: Dakota Day at USD (Oct. 5).
30 days: Homecoming at UND (Oct. 5).


“Find yourself something you love to do, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”

— Harvey Mackay


Dakota Wesleyan football (Lukas Chase): The Tigers’ season opener resulted in a kick to the gut as Dakota State defeated DWU in double overtime, 33-30. Just before DSU kicked the winning field goal, a DWU running play appeared to have scored a touchdown, but officials ruled the play was just short of the goalline. Now 0-1, DWU hosts Presentation College at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Augustana women’s golf (Natalie Young): The Vikings will open their season at Bemidji State’s tournament Monday.

South Dakota women’s golf (Katie Bartlett): The Coyotes tee off for the first time in the fall season in Springfield, Mo., Monday and Tuesday at Missouri State’s Payne Stewart Memorial tournament.

Mary volleyball (Korie Tetzlaff): The Marauders open their season today through Saturday at Northern Michigan’s tournament.

Black Hills State women’s soccer (Katie Nielson): The BHSU women go on the road to open their season Friday at DWU and Sunday at Southwest Minnesota State.

Black Hills State cross country (Kelsey Van Den Hemel): The Yellowjacket runners have another week until their season-opening meet at Rocky Mountain in Billings Sept. 13.

Black Hills State football (Shawn Schnabel): The Yellowjackets kick off their season with a conference game at home vs. Chadron State Saturday at 6 p.m.

Northern football (Joe King, Colten Drageset, Jacob Howard, Gage Gehring): The Wolves open their season at home tonight (Thursday) vs. Bemidji State.

Northwestern football (Morris Hofer): The Raiders open their season at home Saturday against Valley City State.

Northwestern men’s soccer (Cole Cruse): Northwestern lost a 2-1 overtime game to Florida National. The Raiders go to Missouri to play at Central Methodist Thursday and at William Woods Saturday, then host Waldorf next Wednesday.

Northwestern women’s soccer (Nikky Farnsworth): The Raider women shut out Bellevue (Neb.), 2-0. Nikky assisted on the second goal at 65:11. On Tuesday the Raiders lost in overtime to Olivet Nazarene, 2-1. Nikky had one shot in the match. Northwestern, now 1-1-1, goes to Illinois to play at Trinity Christian today and at St. Xavier Saturday, then returns to Iowa to play at Buena Vista next Tuesday.

Mary volleyball (Abigail Foster): The Marauders played an exhibition match against Jamestown Monday, but the result has still not been posted to their website. The Mary women play in Billings next Sept. 12 and 14 against Black HIlls State and Montana State-Billings, respectively.

University of Charleston volleyball (Jaxin Melby): Charleston played West Virginia Wesleyan, Ohio Valley, Davis & Elkins and Kentucky State last weekend, but the scores have still not been posted to the athletic website. Charleston plays Friday and Saturday in the Capital Classic in Springfield, Ill., against Illinois-Springfield, South Indiana and Winona State.

King’s College men’s soccer (August Axtman): The Monarchs lost to University of Scranton, 2-1, in overtime in their regular-season opener. Gus scored the King’s goal on a successful penalty kick at 13:06, but Scranton scored goals at 25:07 and 92:03 to win it. King’s, now 0-1, plays at Penn State-Altoona Friday and at Juniata Saturday, then hosts Marywood next Wednesday.

South Dakota cross country (Maddy McClure): The Coyote women were champions and the men third at NDSU’s Bison Open. USD runs Friday at Augustana’s twilight meet in Sioux Falls.

South Dakota women’s soccer (Joana Zanin, Emily Mikkelsen): Joana started at forward in both of this week’s USD matches. USD lost to Loyola in Chicago, 2-1, Friday, and lost in double overtime to Illinois-Chicago Sunday, 1-0. Now 1-3, USD hosts Northern Iowa at 4 p.m. Friday.

Loyola men’s soccer (Sean Knoblauch): The Ramblers defeated Vermont, 2-1, and Northern Illinois, 1-0, in their season openers. Loyola goes to California to play Cal State-Fullerton Friday and Loyola Marymount Sunday.

Northern women’s soccer (Tori Thorpe): The Wolves lost to Manitoba, 2-0, in their last exhibition match. They open their regular season at Wisconsin-Green Bay Friday.

Presentation football (Michael Lyons): The Saints lost their season opener to Trinity International, 28-26. Now 0-1, Presentation plays Saturday at Dakota Wesleyan.

Dakota Wesleyan volleyball (Elena Svingen, Jennifer Sweetman): The Tigers continued their red-hot start and now stand at 8-0 after sweeping four matches at a tournament for the second straight weekend. At William Penn’s meet in Oskaloosa, Iowa, DWU beat the host team, 3-2; shut out Graceland and Governors State (Ill.) by 3-0 scores and beat St. Mary (Kan.), 3-1. Elena played in every set of the four matches. She had two digs vs. William Penn and one kill, two service aces and three digs in the St. Mary match. DWU hosted Northwestern (Iowa) last night, is home against York and Presentation Saturday and goes to Briar Cliff next Wednesday.

Dakota State volleyball (Nicole Sarringar): The Trojans went 3-1 in four matches at a tournament in Glendale, Ariz. In a 3-0 win over Park University-Gilbert, Nicole had 16 assists, two aces and three digs. In a 3-0 win over American Indian University she had nine assists, two aces and a dig. In a 3-0 win over Montana State-Northern, Nicole had 12 assists and five digs. Finally DSU lost to Arizona Christian, 3-1, as Nicole had 15 assists, two aces and 10 digs. Now 3-2, DSU plays at Morningside Friday.


Thursday: blue mood.
Friday-Sunday: cherry.
Monday-Tuesday: coffee.
Wednesday-Thursday: blackberry.


“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and to go work.”

— Stephen King


Thursday, Sept. 5:
Kirsten Libby, Jeff Mammenga, Wyatt Mersinger, Amy Petersen-Kolb, Scott Cichos, Danielle (Clark) High Bear.
— 10th anniversary, Scott/Melissa (Stevens) Gibson.
— 10th anniversary, Josh/Sam (Lytle) Irvine.
— 16th anniversary, Shad/Brandy (Beastrom) Ludemann.
— 4th anniversary, Perry/Maggie (Nielson) Job.
— 55th anniversary, Bob/Mickey Miller.
— 55th anniversary, Dave/Connie (Doyle) Nighswonger.
— 4th anniversary, John/Erin (Ryan) Bush.

Friday, Sept. 6:
Mary (Marshall) Scruggs, Michael Richards, Garrett James, Andy McKay Jr., Annette (Rawstern) Severson, Jared Thomas.
— 16th anniversary, Scott/Dawn Kennedy.
— 5th anniversary, Dalton/Mackenzie Decker.
— 5th anniversary, Patrick/Ashleigh (Baker) Ludwig.
We fondly remember Caleb Hauschild on his birthday.

Saturday, Sept. 7:
Kathy (Huse) Wika, Josh Anderson, Jerid Maskovich, Kim (Sargent) Forgey, Ivy Flottmeyer, John Burchill Jr., Sam Willard, Mark Schlekeway, Tate Gabriel, Finnley Oehlerking, Connie Tveidt, Jaxon Yackley, Brock Hyde.
— 13th anniversary, Jordan/Jenni (Sprenkle) Terveen.
— 12th anniversary, Bryan/Amanda (Crompton) Treloar.
— 6th anniversary, Judd/Jessica (Durkin) Heinzmann.
— 6th anniversary, Andrew/BryAnn (Becker) Knecht.
— 6th anniversary, Paul/Jenny Denton.

Sunday, Sept. 8:
Demaris Axthelm, Ryan Lauseng, Jessica Bucholz, Chase Blair, Stuart Martin, Mary Askren, Ashley (Iverson) Feyereisen, Pam Durkin, Cindy Bahe, Charley Grace Crawford.
— 13th anniversary, Allen/Lindsay (Lower) Uecker.
— 7th anniversary, Mark/Jessica Hardwick.
— 12th anniversary, John/Ashlee (Roemen) Keyes.
— 12th anniversary, David/Kaishia (Bernard) Anderson.
— 7th anniversary, Jason/Codi Kinsman.
— 12th anniversary, Andrew/Maggie (Moisan) Eickbush.
— 1st anniversary, Josh/Kelsy Vogt.
— 12th anniversary, Aaron/Ashley Denton.
— 1st anniversary, Mitch/Rachelle (Schmidt) Likness.
— 1st anniversary, Rick/Krista (Oehlerking) Miller.

Monday, Sept. 9:
Katie Hiemstra, Lilian Cruse, Chase Hight, James Moisan, Taylor Flannery, John Moisan, Chandler Bartholomew, Heather (Juhala) Maxwell, Bobbi (Martin) Drewes, Michael Ahlers, Aubree Withers, Samantha (Merrill) Pietz, Linda (Fjelstad) Schumacher, Megan Johnson.
— 2nd anniversary, Charlie/Carrie (Erickson) Kaufman.
— 2nd anniversary, Mic/Nicole (Madden) Stulken.
— 13th anniversary, Matt/Sara (Schneider) Odden.
— 14th anniversary, Chad/Jenny (Riis) Babcock.
— 13th anniversary, Dustin/Joanne (Berg) Hight.

Tuesday, Sept. 10:
Jessica Simons, Laurie Feiler, Morgan Hanson, Carrie (Rounds) Larson, Shelbi (Hostler) Schimpf, Deb Bumann, Tom Ellefson, Dan Brummer, Chris Eich, Kathy (Goc) Hoisington.
— 8th anniversary, Ron/Nerissa (Gallagher) Strait.
— 8th anniversary, Daris/Kelsey (Dunwoody) Kampfe.
— 8th anniversary, Mikal/Myriah Kern.
— 8th anniversary, Travis/June (Stewart) Kelly.

Wednesday, Sept. 11:
Joan Likness, Dawn Marso, Bennett Eisenbeisz, Bob Gill, Jason Young, Gail Lyngstad, Jamie Van Winsen, Tim Marshall, Jason Nowak.
— 54th anniversary, Dick/Joy Christoffer.

Thursday, Sept. 12:
Brittney Kirkpatrick, Brittany (Guindon) Meiners, Noah Sprenkle, John Keyes, Lois Fuller, Erin Harmon, William Maurice, Randy McKee, Samantha Harris, Jen de Hueck.
— 4th anniversary, Nick/Ally (Kraemer) Formanek.
— 21st anniversary, Ryan/Lisa (Ries) Kramer.
— 11th anniversary, Guy/Mikayla (Mikkelsen) Frick.
— 10th anniversary, Jason/Sarah Sass.
— 4th anniversary, Aaron/Kelsey (Wilson) Trimble.
— 10th anniversary, Drew/Catherine Sweetman.
— 22nd anniversary, Tom/Molly Valentine.


Last weekend for the second week in a row we had a perfect 10-0 score. Kim Otterness gets 10 points for her efforts. At 8-2 for 9 points each were Brian Hunhoff, Greg Dean, Jason Noyes, Levi Neuharth, David Ludwig, Jeff Adel and Beth Rinehart. Earning 8 points each for 7-3 marks were Jon Boer, Randy Pool, Nathan Vetter, Laurie Johnson, Eric James, Brandon Lowery and Mikal Kern.

Football Contest #3 (send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Saturday morning):
(1) Nebraska at Colorado
(2) UND at NDSU
(3) Army at Michigan
(4) Syracuse at Maryland
(5) Stanford at USC
(6) Minnesota at Fresno State
(7) LSU at Texas
(8) NFL: Atlanta at Minnesota
(9) NFL: Tennessee at Cleveland
(10) NFL: Pittsburgh at New England


“No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot.”

— Mark Twain


The Houdek band will provide the music as the “Sundays at the Legion” series comes to an end this Sunday starting at 5:30 p.m. They will be on the deck at the Legion cabin.

Talon Hall was severely injured July 31 when his leg was caught in a grain auger. He faces a long recovery period. A fund-raiser to help, him his wife Courtney and their three children through the medical bills, travel costs and therapy will be held at the Pizza Ranch from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.

We regret to report the death of Jim Valnes at the age of 70 on Sept. 1. Arrangements are being made through the Feigum Funeral Home at www.feigumfh.com.

The homecoming royalty at Riggs High includes these senior students: Paul Adam, Phil Adam, Andrew Coverdale, Grady Klundt, Spencer Wedin, Grey Zabel, Emry Heiss, Hanna Jerome, Natalie Mohr, Taryn Senger, Addy Smith and Janaina Zanin. The coronation program begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the Riggs theater.

Friends who want to communicate with Eric Sprenkle and his sons can send mail to them at 2709 S. Moss Stone Ave., Sioux Falls SD 57110. There is also a fund to which memorial contributions in Amanda’s memory can be sent or delivered at any Wells Fargo bank. Just direct your memorial to the Amanda Sprenkle Memorial Fund.

The committee whose task is to raise the funds for the new outdoor swimming pool in Pierre will host an open house at the current outdoor pool from 5:30 to 7 p.m. this evening (Thursday). Those who attend will get to see the footprint of the new pool, learn about the campaign to raise funds for the pool and enjoy root beer floats.

For supper on Friday of this week consider a drive up to Sunset Lodge in Sully County on the east bank of Lake Oahe. The Onida and Agar volunteer fire departments are hosting a hot dogs/and/sweet corn feed. All proceeds from the all-you-can-eat free-will offering meal will go to the two fire departments.

Gracie Zeeb of the tennis team was named Athlete of the Week last week by the Pierre Athletic Coaches Association.

Sully Buttes alumni Cody Nelson and Bailey Bradford were married Aug. 31.

Tom Johnson was united in marriage to Parker Genne in an outdoor ceremony at the American Danish Center in the Twin Cities Aug. 31. To no one’s surprise music played a large part in the ceremony and reception. Tom on his guitar accompanied group singing by the audience and the bridal party of “Moon River” during the wedding itself. The couple’s first dance was to the music of “Embraceable You,” and they surprised everyone by playing a piano recording of Tom’s late grandfather, Juell Johnson, playing that song.

The Oahe Presbyterian Women are hosting a rummage sale and a bake sale in the church’s fellowship hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 7. The church is located far out on E. Capitol Ave. just west of Buchanan School. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Pathfinder Center, a long-term shelter for victims of human trafficking.

Bill Markley will give an author’s talk and sign copies of his newest book, “Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson: Lawmen of the Legendary West,” at the Cultural Heritage Center at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, Sept. 10. Copies of the book are on sale at the Heritage Store there.

Monday marked the 130th anniversary of the founding of BankWest, formerly known as Pierre National Bank.

Brenda (Sherman) Bruzelius passed away from health complications at the age of 53 on Aug. 30. A celebration of her life will be held at New Life Assembly of God at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Brenda spent her early years in Chamberlain until her family moved to Pierre in 1970. She graduated from Riggs High School in 1984 and married Kevin Bruzelius that summer. She worked for several years as business manager at Beverly Healthcare and was active in many capacities at her home church. Among her survivors are her husband, Kevin Bruzelius; her sons, Zachery Bruzelius and his wife Lynn, Josiah Bruzelius and his wife Jewel, and Miles Bruzelius, and four brothers, Mike, Ken, Gary and Bill Sherman.

A banquet celebrating Ron Baumgart’s induction into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Fame will be held tonight (Thursday) at Drifters. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the program at 7. Baumgart spent 18 years as director of River Cities Public Transit.

Dr. Jon Schaack of Rapid City has been elected president of the Black Hills Dental District. His wife, Dr. Tara Schaack, is currently serving as president of the South Dakota State Board of Dentistry. The Schaacks’ business is Schaack Family Dentistry in Rapid City. They spent last weekend taking their three daughters to their first Nebraska Cornhuskers football game in Lincoln.

Onida native Karlea Stahl, who will be married to Nick Larson this Saturday, has a new job waiting as well as a new last name. She has been offered the position of deputy sheriff in Walworth County, which is Nick’s home territory, starting Sept. 16.

Lois Ries announced this week she will be retiring at the end of November as director of the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Riggs High homecoming parade next Tuesday will line up at the high school parking lot starting at 6 p.m. and step off at 7, using the usual route of Broadway, Highland, Pleasant Drive and Pierre Street. Entry forms are due to the school no later than Monday.

Former Pierre resident Ken Stofferahn, who is 85, suffered a serious fall recently, and the mishap caused internal bleeding and two cracked ribs. After a few tough days in a hospital in Lincoln, Neb., Ken was able to go home last Saturday. He will need some physical therapy but should be fine.

A retirement party honoring Nancy Gonsor, who is leaving her long-time position as a physician’s assistant at Avera in Pierre, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Drifters. Nancy has worked as a health care provider for more than 44 years.

Linda (Sargent) Walker, 72, died at home in Lone Grove, Okla., Aug. 28. A gathering of remembrance was held Aug. 31 at Harvey Douglas Funeral Home there. The daughter of Earl and Elaine Sargent grew up in Sully County and graduated from Onida High School in 1965. She and Jerry Walker were married in November 1966. They moved to Ardmore, Okla., in 1970 and later to Lone Grove. Linda worked for many years at the Carter County courthouse, then as a receptionist at a clinic in Ardmore until retiring in 2012. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Walker; her sisters, Jean West and her husband Mike of Lone Grove; Kay Huebner and her husband Donnie of Pierre, and Georgia Autre and her husband Robert of Minden, Neb.; three grandchildren and a great-grandson. Among those who preceded her in death were her father, her son Dwayne, and her brothers David and Tom Sargent.

An open house at St. Benedict’s Guest House will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. The house will be a place for cancer patients to stay while receiving treatment at the Helmsley Center. The location is 415 S. Crow St.

Dustin, Crystal and Casey Ortbahn got together for a siblings reunion at Gorongosa National Park on the island nation of Madagascar recently. Casey is educational officer at the national park. Crystal is a Peace Corps volunteer in the African nation of Uganda. Dustin is an epidemiologist for the South Dakota Department of Health.

The summer worship services are done at the Oahe Chapel, but the chapel will be the site of an ice cream social this Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30, featuring pie, ice cream and lawn games. Music by Ronnie Smith on piano and Lori Hall on bells will start at 2 p.m. A free-will donation opportunity will help raise funds to maintain the chapel.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting and the National Music Museum are co-sponsoring three concerts across the state to celebrate the beginning of the 16-hour Ken Burns documentary on country music. In Pierre a group of musicians including Pierre native Chris Gage will perform at a free event at 7 p.m. this Saturday at the Ramkota. Historic instruments owned and played by Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Marty Stuart and Earl Scruggs will be used on loan from the museum in Vermillion.

A celebration of the life of LaVon (LaFave Youngberg) Lidel is being held this (Thursday) morning at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. She died Aug. 30 at the age of 78. Internment will take place at a later date at Black Hills National Cemetery. LaVon grew up in Sully County and went through the Onida schools. She attended Huron College for a year. She married Jon Youngberg in 1963, and they had two sons, Steve and Mike. She married Phil Lidel in 1985, and LaVon gained his children, Autumn and Forest, as stepchildren. She worked for more than 40 years for the state, settling into a career with Job Service from where she retired as an assistant manager in 2000. Among her survivors are her son, Steve Youngberg, and his wife Joni; her daughter-in-law, Jen Youngberg; her stepchildren, Forest Lidel and Autumn Lidel; nine grandchildren and a great-grandson. Among those who preceded her in death were her parents, Frenchy and Louise LaFave; her brother, Barney LaFave; her husband, Phil Lidel; her son, Mike Youngberg, and a grandson, Jacob Lidel.


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