Vol. 21, No. 36; Thursday, July 15, 2021

Jul 15, 2021 | Parker's Midweek Update | 0 comments


“The less you respond to negativity, the more peaceful your life becomes.”


The winners of these best-2-of-3 series this weekend will qualify for the state tournament at Brandon next week:

* #15 Aberdeen at #1 Sioux Falls East.
* #14 Sturgis at #3 Sioux Falls West.
* #13 Mitchell at #4 Renner No. 1.
* #12 Yankton at #5 Pierre
* #11 Renner No. 2 at #6 Rapid City Post 22.
* #10 Brookings at #7 Harrisburg.
* #9 Rapid City Post 320 at #8 Watertown.
* #2 Brandon Valley automatic qualifier as state tourney host team.

Post 8’s home best 2-of-3 series vs. Yankton will start at 6 p.m. Friday. The second game starts at noon Saturday. The third game, if necessary, will follow a half hour after Game 2.


* Review of recent games: In crucial games against South Dakota opponents, Post 8 split with Mitchell, winning 13-2 and losing 9-0; then beat Harrisburg, 9-4. A doubleheader loss at Sioux Falls West was especially hurtful in that Post 8 in the opener lost leads in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings and lost 8-7, then lost the nightcap in a five-inning affair, 15-5. At the Gopher Classic in the Twin Cities area, the Eights were rained out of the first day’s two games. Pierre then beat LeSeuer-Henderson, 10-5; lost to Hopkins, 11-1, and lost to Mankato American, 8-2. That put Post 8’s record at 21-17, going into a single 9-inning non-counting game at Aberdeen last night.


* Schedule of upcoming games:
Thursday: home vs. Wheat City.
Friday-Saturday-Sunday: at Wheat City (Grand Forks).
July 22-23-24-25: at Mining City (Butte).
July 26-27: at Spearfish.
July 28-29: home vs. Western Nebraska. (2 games July 29)
July 30-31, Aug. 1: at Fremont.
Aug. 2-3-4-5: home vs. Spearfish.

* Review of recent games: The Trappers lost one to Souris Valley, split a pair vs. Sioux Falls, lost two to Western Nebraska, lost three of four to Hastings, This week the Trappers lost a pair to Souris Valley, 12-6 and 4-0, leaving them with a record of 2-9 in their last 11 games.


* Schedule of upcoming games:
July 15: at Wessington Springs.
July 18: home vs. South Central.

* Review of recent games: Four Corners lost to the rugged Plankinton Bankers, 6-2, but defeated the Plankinton Gold Sox, 5-0, and beat Miller, 7-6.


Thursday: pineapple.
Friday-Sunday: cherry.
Monday-Tuesday: cinnamon red.
Wednesday-Thursday: blackberry.
July 23-25: watermelon.
July 26-27: blueberry.
July 28-29: peppermint.


1 day: Pierre Players’ “Man of La Mancha” (July 16-18, 22-25).
2 days: Hills Alive music festival, Rapid City (July 17-18).
7 days: PGA Tour’s 3M Open, Blaine, Minn. (July 22-25).
8 days: Summer Olympics, Tokyo (July 23-Aug. 8).
8 days: State Legion baseball tournament, Brandon (July 23-27).
20 days: State amateur baseball tournament, Mitchell (Aug. 4-15).
21 days: NFL Hall of Fame game, Canton, Ohio (Aug. 5).
22 days: Sturgis motorcycle rally (Aug. 6-15).
28 days: Sully County Fair, Onida (Aug. 12-15).
29 days: Pierre girls/boys soccer openers at Douglas (Aug. 13).
32 days: Pierre boys golf opener at Sioux Falls Washington (Aug. 16).
36 days: Classes 11B and 9-man football openers (Aug. 20).
40 days: Pierre volleyball opener at Watertown (Aug. 24).
42 days: Corn Palace Festival, Mitchell (Aug. 26-28).
43 days: Boys/girls cross country Pierre Invitational (Aug. 27).
43 days: Pierre football opener at Harrisburg (Aug. 27).
49 days: State Fair, Huron (Sept. 2).


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): At the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, Tom tied for 26th place with a 4-under-par weekend of 68-70-74=212. That earned him $16,681.87. Last weekend at the U.S. Senior Open, Tom earned $66,799.00 by tying for 13th place at 2-over par with a scorecard of 70-70-74-68=282. Next on the Tour schedule is the Senior British Open today through Sunday.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons tied San Jose, 2-2, but found their seven-game streak without a loss end in a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Colorado. Minnesota hosts Seattle Sunday, hosts Portland July 24 and goes to Los Angeles FC July 28.


* Little League baseball: The Capital City team survived as one of two qualifiers out of the East River Regional and will next play in the state Little League tournament in Rapid City at the Rushmore Little League complex over the weekend of July 23-25. Capital City did it the hard way, losing its opening game to Brandon Valley, 4-0, but rallied on Sunday in elimination games to beat Huron, 11-4, and shut out Brandon Valley, 3-0. Members of the team are Carter Schiefelbein, Sutton Sonnenschein, Porter Hunsley, Ryker Edson, Bruce Whalman, Tate Stoeser, Jackson Goodman, Tayson Steele, Jarron Deal, Ashton Johnson, Jaggar Gardner, Jett Yackley and Carter Templeton. (News courtesy of “Today’s KCCR News.”)

* Sioux Falls Canaries:

— Schedule of upcoming games:
July 16-17-18: home vs. Lincoln.
July 20-21-22: home vs. Sioux City.
July 23-24-25: home vs. Lincoln.
July 27-28-29: at Milwaukee.

— Review of recent games: With a three-game sweep at the hands of Cleburne and the same result vs. Kansas City and Chicago, the Canaries’ losing streak reached 12 in a row heading into this week’s series against Sioux City. Both games against the Explorers have ended 7-6 with each team winning once.

* Minnesota Twins:

— Schedule of upcoming games:
July 16-17-18: at Detroit (2 games on July 16).
July 19-20-21: at Chicago White Sox (2 games on July 19).
July 22-23-24-25: Los Angeles Angels.
July 26-27-28: Detroit.
July 30-31, Aug. 1: at St. Louis.
Aug. 3-4: at Cincinnati.
Aug. 5: at Houston.

— Review of recent games: The Twins took one of three games against Kansas City in their battle for last place in the Central Division, then lost two of three to their nemesis, the White Sox. Surprisingly the Twins finished the first half of the season with a four-game sweep over Detroit.


Music begins on the deck of the American Legion cabin at 5 p.m. Sundays:
* July 18: Mike Hilson.
* July 25: In & Out.
* Aug. 1: Josh Bagwell.
* Aug. 8: Hank Harris.
* Aug. 15: The Barstool Boys.
* Aug. 22: No Worries Band.


Sioux Falls Storm: The Storm lost to Spokane, 46-35, and now has a 4-4 record. Sioux Falls goes to Green Bay this Sunday, then on to Arizona July 24.


  • “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” through July 25.
  • “Altar Boyz,” July 30-Aug. 15.

(Call 605/255-4141 or go to www.blackhillsplayhouse.com/shows-tickets.)


  • Just ahead of the Olympics, the USA men’s and women’s national basketball teams will play exhibitions on television. Team USA men, who lost exhibitions to Nigeria and Australia last week, play Australia at 5 p.m. CDT Friday and Spain at 8 p.m. Sunday, both on NBCSN. The women play Australia at 1:30 p.m. Friday on NBCSN and Nigeria at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Olympic Channel.
  • CHANGE OF PLANS: I am going to be away from home all of next week, so, to give me two weeks to get ready for the next Midweek Update, the next issue will appear on Facebook THREE weeks from today on Thursday, Aug. 5. Then on Aug. 19 we will resume a weekly issue.


“We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American eagle in order to feather their own nests.”
— President Franklin D. Roosevelt


Aug. 16: at Sioux Falls Washington.
Aug. 17: at Brandon Valley.
Aug. 24: Pierre invitational.
Aug. 27: at Huron invitational.
Aug. 30: at Sturgis invitational.
Aug. 31: at Aberdeen Central invitational.
Sept. 13: at Brookings invitational.
Sept. 17: at Mitchell invitational.
Sept. 21: at Watertown invitational.
Sept. 25: at ESD meet, Watertown.
Oct. 4-5: at state tournament, Huron.

Aug. 20: vs. Harrisburg and Lincoln (at Sioux Falls).
Aug. 21: vs. Washington and Roosevelt (at Sioux Falls).
Aug. 26: vs. Brandon Valley (at Rapid City).
Aug. 27-28: at Rapid City invitational.
Sept. 3: at Mitchell triangular.
Sept. 4: at Madison.
Sept. 7: Pierre triangular.
Sept. 11: at Huron quadrangular.
Sept. 18: at Aberdeen Central invitational.
Sept. 24-25: Pierre invitational.
Sept. 28: at ESD meet, Huron.
Oct. 7-9: at state tournament, Sioux Falls.

Aug. 27: Pierre invitational.
Sept. 3: at Augustana twilight meet.
Sept. 7: at Aberdeen Central invitational.
Sept. 18: at Huron invitational.
Sept. 24: at Rapid City Central invitational.
Sept. 30: at Watertown invitational.
Oct. 9: at ESD meet, Brandon.
Oct. 14: at Huron invitational.
Oct. 23: at state meet, Sioux Falls.

Aug. 28: at Aberdeen Central invitational.
Aug. 31: at Watertown invitational.
Sept. 4: Pierre invitational.
Sept. 18: at Brookings invitational.
Sept. 21: at Huron invitational.
Sept. 25: at Rapid City Stevens invitational.
Sept. 28: at Sioux Falls O’Gorman invitational.
Oct. 5: at Brandon Valley invitational.
Oct. 9: at Mitchell invitational.
Oct. 14: at ESD meet, Watertown.
Oct. 23: at state meet, Brandon.


July 21: “Christmas in July,” 8 p.m., Steamboat Park amphitheater.
July 28: “Director’s Favorites,” 8 p.m., Steamboat Park amphitheater.


“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and strong because some day in your life you will have been all of these.”
— George Washington Carver


Thursday, July 15:
Ruth Smith, Daniel Ellenbecker, Jennifer Urbach, Jean Mott, Gina (Schaefer) Ahlers, Brittanie (Blaseg) Rezac, Zach Gilkerson, Cyndi Menzel, Kylie (Sutton) Knudson, Gloria Merriam, Haley Hohn, Drake Hagen, Joe Prieksat.
— 15th anniversary, Joe/Nikki (Grandpre) Wilson.
— 21st anniversary, Chris/Gina (Schaefer) Ahlers.
— 4th anniversary, Will/Lindsay Uhrich.
— 4th anniversary, Cody/Erica (Guthmiller) Paxton.
— 5th anniversary, Bryan/Grace Beck.

Friday, July 16:
Bob Duncan Jr., Gwen Jockheck, Brenda Stephens, Ki Weingart, Hayden Miller, Ariana Hunt, Nikki Hoyme, Dorothy Lamb, Stephanie Odden.
— 5th anniversary, Kevin/Kristin (Meagher) Bowen.
— 16th anniversary, Matthew/Melissa (Wernke) Davis.
— 51st anniversary, Mike/Kim (Hazelrigg) Kirley.
— 14th anniversary, Chris/Karen (Van Camp) DeJabet.
— 4th anniversary, Kyle/Wren (Bishop) Hollingsworth.

Saturday, July 17:
Brecken Axlund, Jeremy Unruh, Logan Larsen, Chad Snodgrass, Nance Orsbon, Tony Darger, Matt Heard, Steve Robinson, Austin Gildemaster, Simon Gilmore, Hudson Parsons, Karen DeAntoni, Rachel Wulf, Stella Hangebrauck, Marilyn Spaid, Crew Lund, Finnian Murphy, Chuck Finley, Dean Sorenson, Cliff Curry, Pat Prince, Justin Scott.
— 39th anniversary, Rich/Lori (Smith) Shangreaux.
— 11th anniversary, Austin/Kari Lucas.
— 17th anniversary, Jarrod/Amber (Anderson) Edelen.

Sunday, July 18:
Amanda Crompton, Jill kBurger, Jean Donahue, Wyatt Fox, Matti Shaw, Julie Welch, Jean Riedy, Ken Jaeger, Khloe Spaid, Dan Baltzell, Graham Schuetzle, Elizabeth Leidholt, Stine Gunderson, Joseph Schrempp, Amy Leidholt, Paisley Boyer, Jason Kotilnek, Kayleen Stoeser.
— 6th anniversary, Dustin/Laura (Hofer) Gaspar.
— 12th anniversary, Jeffery/April (Chicoine) Smith.

Monday, July 19:
Karli (Larsen) Williams, Robert Hardwick, Mike Swenson, Josee Linn, Andre Sengos, Fern Barnett, Peter Hodges, Brittney Munyon, David Mackey, J.J. Iverson, Jaime (Snyder) Hamm.
— 18th anniversary, Tanner/Elana (Hyde) Norman.

Tuesday July 20:
Karsin Garrigan, James Marie Nold, Jacque Hahn, Damon Thielen, Marcy Fifield, Harper Yackley, Michelle (Leidholt) Fonck, Kellie (Englehart) Beck, Molly (Huber) Hausmann, Audrey Moodie, Phil Sheffield, Siri Segrud, Michael Kelley, Mike Tveit, Carol Crain, Brandi Hahn, Amy LaFave, Chase Bolte, Miranda Ctracy, Brandon Swenson, Steven Cronin, Patrick Wellner, Cotton Hanson, Pamela Bonrud.
— 9th anniversary, Tyler/Chelsey Coverdale.
— 14th anniversary, Joe/Lisa Martin.
— 47th anniversary, Dennis/Lois Ries.
— 19th anniversary, Travis/Amber (Osnes) Antholz.
— 14th anniversary, Lance/Megan (Ulmen) Fravel.

Wednesday, July 21:
Michelle (Bartel) Chenoweth, Bill Stahl, Starla Curtis, Adriane Wegman, Maclin Hayes Schmidt, Mandi Wharton, Ciara Tipton, Rhett LeBeau, Tyrel Larson.
— 21st anniversary, Dusty/Jacquelyn (Dyce) Johnson.
— 15th anniversary, Brent/Katie (Lakner) Dill.
— 3rd anniversary, Sam/Ashley Leidholt.
— 3rd anniversary, Mike/Charlotte Snyder.

Thursday, July 22:
Benjamin Roberts, William Brakke, Mia Schrank, Mark Burger, Gayle (Kozel) Evans, Jon Sailer, Tamie Brandt, Tom Johnson Tenley Heiss, Ashlee (Roemen) Keyes, Don Stars Sr., Dawn (Kilian) Bradley, Jason Schumacher.
— 4th anniversary, Connor/Michaela (O’Daniel) Landberg.
— 4th anniversary, Travis/Megan Newling.
— 42nd anniversary, Leo/Terry Disburg.
— 44th anniversary, Rod/Tawana (Zebroski) Grueb.
— 15th anniversary, Tyler/Megan Bryant.
— 10th anniversary, Brent/Grace Chittum.

Friday, July 23:
Eve Heard, Janet Penticoff, Becca (Fossen) Mehlhaff, Nick Kruse, Zack Word, Kyle Weiger, Carson Carlisle, Caleb Currier, Adam Spellman, Kristi (Schultz) Brakke, Kylie Nystrom, Mike Mehlhaff, Ashley Richter, Jason Sass, Ryan Geraets, Jalen Lamb.
— 10th anniversary, Justin/Karli (Larsen) Williams.
— 5th anniversary, Travis/Elizabeth (Lamb) Salmonson.
— 16th anniversary, Jason/Erin Bisbee.
— 27th anniversary, Steven/Maggie Stofferahn.
— 5th anniversary, Michael/Kimmie Bumann.

Saturday, July 24:
Grant Hoover, Chris Bell, Patrick Conway, Jon Kotilnek, Carol Pickering, Jon Pier, Erin (Ryan) Bush, Alexander Flynn, Barry Jennings, Brecken Fuller, Tate Stoeser.
— 39th anniversary, Shane/Nancy Mundt.
— 17th anniversary, Chris/Kristina Bauck.
— 22nd anniversary, Jason/Wendy (Kaiser) Wulf.
— 11th anniversary, John/Brittany (Kroll) Bergeson.
— 12th anniversary, Joel/Liz (Edman) Stauss.

Sunday, July 25:
Julie (Kusler) Samuelson, Jon Rapp, Kenzie Clark, Brad Lowery, Chuck Hnson, Heidi (Larson) Shives, Angie Johnson, Cole Prunty, Zachary Bruzelius, Elizabeth Knutson, Tanna Zabel, Lincoln Wilson, Benjamin Jacobson, Michaela Bear, Ranae Hoffman, Cheyenne Tyree-Ragsdale, Clara Ann Watson, Cienna Tipton, Kim Brakke, Diane (Curtis) Nuttall, Kim Stoeser.
— 11th anniversary, Anthony/Tiana Johnson.
— 32nd anniversary, Mark/Lynn Senftner.
— Anniversary Travis/Sarah Hendrix.
— 6th anniversary, Tye/Sabrina Johnson.
— 6th anniversary, Chip/Kendell King.
— 6th anniversary, Rhener/Nicole (Loosbrock) Gordon.

Monday, July 26:
Elliana Jorgenson, Brynle Jo Hlavacek, Danielle McGee-Campbell, Lindsey Riter-Rapp, Brayden Maskovich, Bob Sutton, Tony Mangan, Laycie Williams, Annie Lueders, Rio Reeves, Meghan (Drewes) Hall, Morgan (McLain) Willard, Kathy Riedy, Conrad Adam.
— 18th anniversary James/Crystal Dvorak.
— 8th anniversary, Tyler/Tevan (Wenbourne) Newman.
— 7th anniversary, Jared/Alex (Voeltz) Little.
— 7th anniversary, Evan/Angie Protexter.

Tuesday, July 27:
Casey Placek, Brandon Coyle, Marsha Kucker, Austin Darrington, Ross Jones, Lucas Zimmerman, Mickey Thomsen, Russell Jennewein, Krista Weyrich, Kalen Miller, Jered Stars, Amanda Hodgin, Kate Stahl, Jay Miller, Trey Montana, Kristi (Kunsman) Lloyd, Austin Blair.
— 19th anniversary, Michael/Melissa (Hitchcock) Maxwell.
— 18th anniversary, Chad/Pam Kringel.
— 8th anniversary, Tanner/Jamie (Dykstra) Fitzke.

Wednesday, July 28:
Alex Allison, Nick Neuhauser, Tiffany (Winkler) Carr, Feleica Pullman, Allison Zuercher, Kendra Kuiper, Karsten Withers, Dave Dulas, Mary DeVany, Stuart Jones, Joni Boub, Taylor Becker, Kessler Decker, Melissa (Luers) Hansen.
— 14th anniversary, Jesse/Rachel (Hermanson) Knutson.

Thursday, July 29:
August Mortenson, Alyssa Bump, Joshua Dykstra, Megan Farris, Mariah Fuchs, Miranda Panzer, Jace Anderson, Aaron Hoelscher, Sheila Clark, Carson Knudson, Jeff Garrett, Twila (Larson) Reding, Libby Thorne, Cole Kayser.

Friday, July 30:
Lainey Nuttall, Karla (Richards) Blemaster, Joan Podhradsky, Pat (Caldwell) Miller, Keith Garrigan, Dan Barringer, Barbara (Thomas) Kinder, Mark Zabel, Kent Skrondahl, Meara Hauck, Dave Koenig, Linda (Kern) Anderson.
— 5th anniversary, Mitch/Theresa (Gabriel) Kleinsasser.
— 5th anniversary, Shane/Jessica (Parsons) Big Eagle.
— 11th anniversary, J.D./Megan (Rapp) Deal.
— 10th anniversary, Matt/Amanda (Kusser) Mitchell.
— 16th anniversary, Matt/Daisha (Seyfer) Finke.
— 16th anniversary, Tim/Kristi (Kunsman) Lloyd.
— We fondly remember firefighter Dave Ruhl, who died in the line of duty six years ago today.

Saturday, July 31:
Jeremy Ripperger, Makenna Nysrom, Rhett Miller, Jeanine Maskovich, Laficia Leftsich, Gabriella Herbert, Sarah (Zinter) Detweiler, Julia (Guhin) Yach, Linda Geraets, Pat Parlin, Adalynn Gustafson.
— 11th anniversary, Trent/Brandi Barth.
— 16th anniversary, Luke/Jennifer Steece.
— Anniversary, Lance/Nicole (Rathbun) Kuper.
— 50th anniversary, Dennis/Judy (Metzinger) Pullman.
— 11th anniversary, Kyle/Kayla (Prince) Kusek.
— We fondly remember Kier Murphy on his birthday.

Sunday, Aug. 1:
Galen Stolp, Kevin Hall, Loni Shoup, Otis Rosenau, Dustin Bonnett, Ryan Merriam, Camden Vogel, Scott Heibel, Brooke Bjorneberg, Craig Eichstadt, Charlotte Hofer.
— 6th anniversary, Hunter/Cait Johnson.
— 6th anniversary, Kristen Job/Cindy Royer.
— 17th anniversary, Eric/Danielle (Scott) High Bear.
— 18th anniversary, Jay/Ann (Schroyer) Schwartz.
— 6th anniversary, Sam/Morgan (McLain) Willard.
— 12th anniversary, Blake/Randi (McQuistion) Norman.

Monday, Aug. 2:
Matthew Hardwick, Parker Linn, Rachel (Lundeen) Bailey.
— 18th anniversary, Matthew/Kayla (Crawford) Fisher.
— We fondly remember Rapid City police officers Nick Armstrong and Ryan McCandless, who died in the line of duty 10 years ago today.

Tuesday, Aug. 3:
Faun Van Bockel, Robyn Thorpe, Brad Urbach, Eric Titze, Scott Bailey, Karen (Strickland) Jones.
— 36th anniversary, Guy/Kim DiBenedetto.
— 19th anniversary, Rob/Jan Kittay.
— 19th anniversary, David/Jennifer (Lomheim) Sieveking.
— 19th anniversary, Richard/Lynn (McQuistion) Siedschlaw.
— 47th anniversary, Chuck/Kathy Anderson.

Wednesday, Aug. 4:
Jessica Olson, Sadie Lund, Kayla Trebesch, Karen Palomer, Kellen Casanova, Kimberly (Bartels) Malone, Mike Powell, Laurel Holcomb.
— 9th anniversary, Luke/Kristen Edwards.

Thursday, Aug. 5:
Shirley Doyle, Tanner Steele, Jerry Jarvis, Derik Wright, Rachel Guthmiller, Gabe Vogt, Sara (Schneider) Odden, Lukas Erlenbusch.
— 4th anniversary, Travis/Nicole Rinehart.
— 4th anniversary, Brian/Tara White.
— 49th anniversary, Jerry/Myra Duba.
— 15th anniversary, Ross/Anna (Van Duzer) Yost.
— 16th anniversary Hunter/Stephanie Roberts.
— 54th anniversary, Milt/Dawn Morris.


July 16: Max Foth/Jessie Chalcraft.
July 31: Jack Carpenter/Leesa Johnson.
Sept. 25: Nick Jung/Natalie Nagle.
Oct. 2: Jordan Lamb/Abbey Fjeldheim.


Dr. Abe Storms is leaving on a 3- to 4-month rotation with the North Dakota National Guard. Abe, who lives in Bismarck, says he is going as a doctor to Kuwait or Iraq.

Nancy (Merrill) Mileusnich, 83, Hot Springs, died July 8 at Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home. Her funeral was held July 13 at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Hot Springs, followed by burial at the cemetery in Onida. The daughter of the late Bill and Alvera Merrill graduated from Onida High School in 1955. She and George Mileusnich were married in 1956. The family moved to Hot Springs in 1966. After her children were in school, Nancy worked as a teachers’ aide at the Hot Springs elementary school, as a secretary at National Bank of South Dakota, as a secretary at the Wilson law office and as a secretary to the superintendent of the State Veterans Home. After retirement she worked at the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce visitors center. Nancy is survived by two sons, Carlo Mileusnich of Phoenix and Eric Mileusnich of Hot Springs; two daughters, Karri (Ken) Fischer of Hot Springs and Kayla Mileusnich (Mark Weintraub) of Maple Shade, N.J.; 10 grandchildren, and three brothers, David (Ruth Merrill, Tom (Dorothea) Merrill and John (Kenlyn) Merrill. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Kevin Mileusnich and sister Georgia Allen.

Jim McLain, who taught last school year in Quito, Ecuador, is back in the Pierre school district for the coming year. He will be teaching Spanish at Riggs High School.

Pierre native Kerry Steever has marked 25 years as director of the Placerville Camp in the Black Hills. His milestone was celebrated at South Park United Church of Christ in Rapid City on July 11.

Calvin Phares, 72, died in June at the Eugene Towbin Veterans Administration Hospital in North Little Rock, Ark. The son of the late Ralph and Hazel Phares grew up in Onida and graduated from Onida High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1971 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his four children; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister, Helen Bright of Hot Springs, S.D., and his brother, Myron Phares of Princeton, Iowa. Among those who preceded him in death were his parents; brothers Russell, Francis, Guy and Conrad, and sisters Delores and Christy.

Josh and Ashley (Zimmerman) Wheeler of Milwaukee are the parents of a daughter, Blair Violet. She was born June 25, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 20 inches. She joins a sister, Nora, 2, in their family. Her maternal grandparents are John and Sandy Zimmerman of Pierre.

Brian Urban, 35, died in Las Vegas May 31. A memorial service took place July 9 at Feigum Funeral Home. A celebratory gathering of friends and family will be held on his birthday, Aug. 14, at the American Legion cabin in Pierre from noon to 6 p.m. Brian was born in Pierre and attended school here. He lived in Rapid City until moving to Las Vegas in February 2020. In 2015 he married Alan Bento. He worked many jobs in his life, especially as a server in many establishments. He is survived by his spouse; his father, Lawrence Urban; his mother, Bonnie Mae Brinkman; his sisters, Melibu Ross and Melissa Zirpel, and his brother, Gary Nickerson.

Pierre native Chris Markley and his fiancée, Casey Bonner, were married July 3 in the New Hampshire mountains at Lincoln, N.H.

John “Joe” McManimon, 92, Houston, Minn., died at home July 1. He was a Korean veteran and farmed for nearly 60 years. He is survived by seven children, including Katie (Ron) Nagle of Pierre; 20 grandchildren, including Kayla (Quentin) Johler, Natalie Nagle (fiancé Nick Jung), and Robert (Angie) Nagle; and 17 great-grandchildren. Among those who preceded him in death were his wife, Ione, and a son in infancy. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 5 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Houston.

Andy and Janelle (Kvislen) Carda and family will be moving soon from the Dell Rapids area just north of Sioux Falls to Nashville, Tenn.

Glenn Marrington, 86, died Jan. 23. A memorial service was held July 12 at Faith Lutheran Church. He spent his elementary school years in Pierre and finished school in Rapid City. Glenn served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Coral Sea from 1953 to 1957. He married Rose Hanson in 1959. Glenn worked for 33 years at the Department of Transportation. After retiring he worked part-time at Downs Marina and Hillsview Golf Course. He is survived by his wife, Rose; his son, Todd (Becky) Marrington of Cincinnati; a granddaughter, and two brothers-in-law.

Pierre athletes Raegan Pfeifer and Elliot Bertsch were among those hockey players selected for the 12U Team South Dakota team, which will begin playing this fall.

The new superintendent of the Stanley County School District is Dan Baldwin, who comes from the Douglas School District at Box Elder where he spent 15 years, five of them as an assistant high school principal and 10 of them as middle school principal. For the last three years he was superintendent at Wall. Mr. Baldwin and his wife, Denice, have two adult children, one in Rapid City and one in Flandreau, as well as son Noah, who will be a freshman at SCHS. (News courtesy of The Pierre Capital Journal)

Howard Hoyme, 97, Hills, Minn., died June 27. Services were held July 1. Among his survivors are three children, including Neal (Kathy) Hoyme of Pierre; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Heather Mangan and her husband, Ethan Fife, will be moving from Chicago to Casper, Wyo. Ethan will be instructor and assistant director of the speech and debate team at Casper College. Ethan competed in forensics for Southeastern Illinois College where he earned his associate degree. Later he obtained his bachelor’s at Southern Illinois University and his master’s at DePaul University. He has been working as a communications professional in Chicago and has decided to transition to education.

Donald Hageman, 69, Fort Pierre, died July 3 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen. His funeral was held July 8 at Lutheran Memorial Church. Donald grew up in rural Ramona and attended Dakota State College in Madison as well as USD where he graduated from the School of Law. He married Carol Murphy in 1978. They lived at Madison until moving to Pierre in 1987. Donald spent a 30-year career with the Department of Revenue and the Department of Labor. He is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughter, Jodi (John) Bechard of Fort Pierre; two grandchildren, and two sisters, Shirley Warner of Madison and Beverly Hageman of McFarland, Wis.

The South Dakota Golf Association’s Hall of Fame announced his Class of 2021 inductees who will become Hall of Fame members at a ceremony Sept. 20 at the Hall of Fame, which is housed in the Holiday Inn in Sioux Falls. Among the five selected are Dean Heymans and Mervin Bouchie. Dean had a 45-year career as a golf course superintendent at Hillsview Golf Course in Pierre. He started as assistant superintendent there in 1974 and became head superintendent in 1977. He is a founding member of the South Dakota chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association and a mentor to aspiring golf course maintenance professionals. His most impressive accomplishment was nursing Hillsview back to health after the devastating flood of 2011 which caused the course to remain closed for two years. Merv was a multi-sport athlete at Agar High School, graduating in 1961, but not in golf. He took up the sport while attending Huron College and within a few years was a scratch player. In 1971 he began his career in golf as manager of Memorial Golf Course in Huron. Later he became manager at Meadowbrook Golf Course there, serving until 1996 when he became head golf pro at Lakeside Golf Course in Mitchell. He retired from Lakeview in 2007. He was elected to the SDGA board of directors and served on the board for 11 years, including two years as president.

David Haggar, who attended Riggs High School in the early 1980s, died unexpectedly Jan. 11, 2020, in Lander, Wyo. A graveside service took place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Sioux Falls on July 11. David was the son of the late Donald and Ruth Haggar. His parents and a brother, Brian, preceded him in death. He is survived by four siblings, Bruce Haggar of Brookings, Patricia (Haggar) Barrett of Gravois Mills, Mo., Don Haggar of Sioux Falls and Paul Haggar of Franklin, N.C.

Bennett Dean, who will be attending South Dakota State University, is this year’s recipient of the Russ Snyder Memorial Baseball Scholarship. For 22 years the $1,500 scholarship has been presented by the Snyder family to a senior Post 8 baseball player headed to college.

Lola Anderson, 80, formerly of Murdo, died June 26 in Sioux Falls. A celebration of her life took place July 10 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo. Lola grew up in Indiana. She and Orville Anderson, married in 1960, spent more than 60 years together in Murdo. She was bookkeeper at Anderson Gas & Appliance and Anderson Heating & Cooling for many years. She is survived by her son, Douglas (Jennifer) Anderson of Pierre; her daughters, Diane (Cullan) Deis of Fort Pierre and Dee (Rye) Anderson-Randa of Los Angeles; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her sister, Elverta Moore, and five sisters-in-law.

Pierre native Bronson Blow of Sioux Falls has become engaged to Lexi Jones. She is from Midland originally and attended Black Hill’s State.

Anyone who attended USD between 1963 and 1989, especially if they were part of the School of Business, knew “The Students’ Dean,” Dale Clement. He passed away at the age of 89 last week. A celebration of his life will take place at 1 p.m. this Friday, July 16, at First United Methodist Church in Rapid City. Dean Clement and his wife, Barbara, moved to Vermillion in 1963, and he became a professor in the B-School. He was its dean from 1968 until leaving Vermillion in 1989. After the Clements moved to Rapid City in 1989, Dean Clement spent nine years as chief financial officer of Black Hills Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Rapid City; daughter, Crystal Rimsza, and her family of Phoenix, and his son, Jim Clement, of Rapid City.

Shirley Marshall, 80, Blunt, died July 2. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) at Feigum Funeral Home, followed by the funeral service there at 10:30 and burial at Blunt. Shirley was the youngest child of Ernie and Lillie Stuart. She married Joe Marshall 62 years ago in 1959. Her survivors include two sisters-in-law, Naomi Stuart and Betty Stuart in southern California; her daughter, Julie (Todd) Stickler of Omaha; her son, Dan (Roxy) Marshall of Agar; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

This is opening weekend of Pierre Players’ summer musical, “Man of La Mancha,” at Grand Opera House. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The show continues next week with evening shows July 22, 23 and 24 and a matinee July 25. Call 224-7826 for ticket reservations.

Whitney King is now engaged to Ben Steinolfson. After graduating from Riggs High, Whitney attended Jamestown College and played volleyball there. She now lives in Fargo.

Hallie Getz, who helped win state golf championships while an athlete at Riggs High School before graduating in 2013, won her third South Dakota Golf Association women’s match-play championship Sunday, claiming the title on her home HIllsview course. Hallie won quarterfinal and semifinal matches before taking on two-time defending champion Maggie Murphy in the championship match. It was a dramatic match, too, as Hallie successfully made a 70-foot putt on No. 17 for a birdie that gave her a 1-up lead heading into the final hole. She held that lead, winning the championship. This coming weekend Hallie and her brother, Dawson, will play in the SDGA adult-junior tournament at Brandon. In the men’s state match-play, also played at Hillsview, Pierre’s Michael Keeton reached a semifinal match before losing in that round.

Mitch Delvo, husband of Pierre native Steph (Dvorak) Delvo, is back home in Bismarck from Mayo Clinic after his stem cell transplant. He was discharged 11 days after the surgery. According to their CaringBridge page, things went well most days although there were a few bumps in the recovery road. On the 18th day the Delvos got good news that Mitch’s stem cells had started to make new cells and his white blood cell count was increasing. Besides all of this, the Delvos are expecting their third child any day now, but they have family members and friends taking turns helping out. Friends can follow their progress on the CaringBridge site.

Anyone who says the pandemic is long gone can’t be convinced, but yesterday’s Department of Health report showed 109 new cases of COVID-19, making the active case total now 208. The South Dakota death toll has increased to 2,040. Bring on the tourists! Bring on the bikers!


“Yes, we are loving our country fiercely this July 4 and beyond, by not letting it remain what it currently is and by opposing the fraudulence of performative patriotism. We will be working and protesting and loving and building and caring and voting and pushing it to become a place deserving of the songs and the fireworks and the fervor. When freedom rings for all of us, then we’ll really sing. Until then we see the joke here, and we don’t think it’s funny.”
— John Pavlovitz


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