Vol. 22, No. 5, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022

Sep 29, 2022 | Parker's Midweek Update | 0 comments


“Ah, lovely October, as you usher in the season that awakens my soul, your awesome beauty compels my spirit to soar like a leaf caught in an autumn breeze and my heart to sing like a heavenly choir.”
— Peggy Toney Horton


This is the fifth day of early voting at county auditor offices with 26 business days remaining.
25 days to Oct. 24, deadline for voter registration.
40 days to Nov. 8, Election Day.


The candidates for governor, Jamie Smith (D) and Kristi Noem (R) and Tracey Quint (L), are still scheduled for a live televised debate this Friday. In West River the debate will be carried on KEVN-TV from 6:30 to 8 p.m. MDT, according to the TV guide on my television set, but I suspect that might really be 6:00, not 6:30. For those of you in Pierre and east of the river, look ahead of time to try to find the debate listed on your TV listings. According to a news release yesterday from Dakota News Now (which is KSFY-KDLT-KTTW), the debate will be on KTTW Fox at 7 p.m. Central Time.


In Class “AA” the first-round games will be played next Tuesday, Oct. 4, followed by quarterfinals Oct. 8, semifinals Oct. 11 and the state championship game at Tea Oct. 15. The top 16 teams qualify for the playoffs with #16 playing at #1, #15 at #2, etc. The original 16-team bracket stays intact for the remainder of the playoffs, so the #16-#1 winner would play the #8-#9 winner in the quarterfinals, etc.

Pierre as of this morning is #7 and would host a game in the first round next Tuesday. Right now the opponent would be #10 Spearfish. However, some of the teams have games remaining to be played, and the final standings could shift a bit. If #8 Mitchell were to overtake Pierre in the standings and leave the Govs at #8, the first opponent might be Rapid City Stevens, currently #9.

The top team in the state standings is Harrisburg. The three teams that would not qualify for the playoffs, none of whom have won a single game this fall, are Washington, Huron and Douglas/R.C. Christian/New Underwood.


All of the pairings and dates information listed just above for the girls also apply to boys soccer. The first-round matches will be Tuesday.

Pierre as of this morning is #11 and would travel for a first-round game Tuesday. Right now that opponent would be #6 Rapid City Stevens. Things could shift just a bit, however, since some teams have games remaining.

The top teams in the state standings are Huron and O’Gorman, currently exactly tied for the #1 spot. The three teams that would not qualify for the playoffs would be Mitchell, Roosevelt and Douglas/R.C. Christian/New Underwood.


This week’s schedules:
Cross country: at Watertown invitational, 2 p.m.
Volleyball: home vs. Sioux Falls O’Gorman, 7 p.m.
Football: at Brandon Valley, 7 p.m.
Volleyball: at Brandon Valley, 2 p.m.
Girls tennis: at state tournament, Rapid City, 8 a.m.
Boys golf: at state tournament, Mitchell, 9 a.m.
Girls tennis: at state tournament, Rapid City.
Boys golf: at state tournament, Mitchell.
Girls soccer: Playoffs first-round game.
Boys soccer: Playoffs first-round game.
Cheer/dance: at Brandon Valley invitational, 5 p.m.
Volleyball: home vs. Huron, 7 p.m.

Football (5-0): It was a rarity when the Governors actually trailed in a football game, but it happened at Watertown when the Arrows scored on their first drive and then Pierre went 3-and-out on its first possession. The game was still tied at 13-13 in the second quarter. But the final score was 47-13 as the Govs rolled to a 5-0 record. Lincoln Kienholz threw for four touchdowns, two to Jett Zabel and two to Cade Kaiser, and ran for three touchdowns. He had 296 yards passing and 134 yards on the ground. Pierre had 579 total yards of offense, and the defense allowed the Arrows only 14 yards of offense in the second half. This week Pierre takes a step out of Class 11AA to play at Brandon Valley, a contest to which Sioux Falls types have had their mouths watering for years (“Let’s see what Pierre can do against the big schools!”).

Boys golf: At the ESD conference meet at Hillsview in Pierre the Governors were third but not by much. Watertown was team champion at 287, Harrisburg was second at 288 and Pierre third at 289. Luke Olson placed third individually with a 70. Sawyer Sonnenschein, Nick Bothun, Jack Bartlett and Lincoln Houska all tied for seventh with 73s.

Cheer/dance: At the Rapid City Stevens meet the Pierre dance team won first place overall, taking first in hip hop and first in pom as well. The cheer team placed third overall. On Tuesday at the O’Gorman invitational the dancers were sixth overall with a 254.5 score, placing fourth in hip hop with a season-best score of 253.5 and fourth in pom at 255.5.

Volleyball: In their only game of the past week the Governor girls scored their ninth win of the fall, taking out Rapid City Christian, 3-1, on game scores of 25-22, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21. Ayvrie Kaiser had 16 kills and two aces, Lily Sanchez 10 kills and three aces, Campbell Boddicker nine kills, Reese Terwilliger eight kills and Remi Price two service aces.

Girls tennis: Pierre placed third in the ESD conference tournament, which was won by Watertown with Aberdeen Central second. Marlee Shorter in singles, Jocelyn Corrales in singles, Sydney Tedrow/Kara Weiss in doubles, and Corrales/Caitlin Ott in doubles all placed second in their respective flights. Kourtney Walti was third in singles, Ott fourth in singles, Tedrow fifth in singles, Weiss fifth in singles and the Shorter/Walti doubles team consolation winners.

Boys soccer: In the final two regular-season games the Governors lost to Sioux Falls Jefferson, 2-1, and tied #1 Huron, 1-1. Against Jefferson Rylan Derry scored off a pass from Steven Blanchette for the Pierre goal, and Carson Ahartz made 10 saves. Earland Tveite’s goal tied the game against Huron.

Girls soccer: The Pierre girls tied Jefferson, 1-1, and blasted Huron, 8-0. Against the Cavaliers Ryann Barry tied up the game with 20 minutes left, and Ireland Templeton accomplished six saves. In the Huron game Barry scored twice while Jasmine Jost, Natalie Flottmeyer, Ellie Hughes, Reed Curry, Nevaeh Baade and Grace Richter each scored once. The final regular-season record is 8-4-1.


This week’s schedules:
Football: at Timber Lake.
Cross country: at Highmore-Harrold invitational, 10 a.m.
Volleyball: home vs. Lyman, 6:30 p.m.

Football (2-3): The Buffaloes climaxed homecoming week with a 43-16 win over White River. The Buffs led 19-16 at halftime. Colton Brady ran for three touchdowns. Brock Zeeb passed to Blaize Frost for two touchdowns. SCHS is now 2-3.

Volleyball (8-9): The SCHS girls lost to Potter County, 3-1, on game scores of 21-25, 23-25, 25-17, 13-25. On Monday they won over Crow Creek, 3-0, on game scores of 25-12, 25-13, 25-6.


This week’s schedules:
Volleyball: home vs. Philip, 5:30 p.m.
Cross country: at Highmore-Harrold invitational, 10 a.m.
Volleyball: home vs. Timber Lake, 6 p.m.
Volleyball: at Highmore-Harrold, 6:30 p.m.

Football: The Chargers had to play the state’s #1-ranked Herreid-Selby Area team for homecoming, and the visitors won 46-6. The Wolverines had 330 total yards of offense to the Chargers’ 192. Now 5-1, Sully Buttes has its bye week this Friday.

Volleyball: The Charger girls defeated Sunshine Bible, 3-0, on game scores of 25-12, 25-10, 25-14. Lydia Hill had nine kills and Ally Wittler eight kills. At the CSDC tournament the girls lost to Wolsey-Wessington, 2-1, and defeated Highmore-Harrold, 2-1. On Tuesday the girls won an exciting tight match over Potter County, 3-2, on game scores of 25-20, 14-25, 18-25, 25-23, 25-13. SB’s record is 10-8.


Thursday-Friday: butter pecan.
Saturday-Sunday: strawberry.
(Zesto closes for the season Sunday night.)


1 day: Smith-Noem governor candidates debate, KDLT-TV and KOTA-TV (Sept. 30).
1 day: Custer State Park buffalo roundup (Sept. 30).
2 days: Blue & White Day at Dakota Wesleyan (Oct. 1).
2 days: Homecoming at Northwestern (Iowa) (Oct. 1).
2 days: Homecoming at NDSU (Oct. 1).
2 days: Homecoming at Minnesota (Oct. 1).
2 days: Homecoming at Nebraska (Oct. 1).
4 days: State girls tennis tournament, Rapid City (Oct. 3-4).
4 days: State boys golf tournament, Mitchell (Oct. 3-4).
7 days: Minnesota Wild season opener (Oct. 6).
8 days: Pierre Players’ “The Crucible” (Oct. 7-9, 13-15).
8 days: Baseball playoffs begin (Oct. 7).
9 days: Gypsy Day at Northern (Oct. 8).
11 days: Native American Day (Oct. 10).
14 days: Riggs High fall play (Oct. 13-15).
16 days: Viking Day at Augustana (Oct. 15).
16 days: State soccer championship games, Tea (Oct. 15).
18 days: Riggs High choir concert (Oct. 17).


“Three things in life—your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it.”
— Naval Ravikant


Augustana football (Jett Lamb, Colton Hartford): The Vikings are 4-0 after a 21-13 win over Northern. This week Augustana faces another 4-0 team, the University of Sioux Falls, in the Keys to the City game at Augie’s field at 1 p.m.

Northern State football (Jacob Howard): The Wolves lost at Augustana, 21-13, and now stand at 2-2. Northern plays Mary in Bismarck at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Black Hills State football (Josh Breske): The Yellowjackets scored a touchdown in the last minute to win their Swarm Day homecoming game over Colorado Mesa, 31-28. Now 4-0, BHSU plays the School of Mines in Rapid City at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Dakota State football (Nathan Cook, Jaden Flor, Collin Brueggeman): The Trojans won their homecoming game over Iowa Wesleyan, 24-7, and are now 2-2. DSU is home vs. Dickinson State at 1 p.m. Saturday.

North Dakota State football (Grey Zabel): USD gave the Bison a game for awhile Saturday in Vermillion, but NDSU prevailed 34-17 after trailing at halftime 17-10. Now 3-1, NDSU hosts Youngstown State on homecoming day in Fargo at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Missouri Baptist football (Shawn Schnabel): The Spartans lost to Marian University (Mo.), 45-7. Now 2-2, MBU is home Saturday against the University of St. Francis.

Gallaudet football (Kyle Albertson): The Bison were idle last weekend. Standing at 2-1, Gallaudet plays at Keystone (Pa.) at noon this Saturday.

South Dakota State football (Regan Bollweg): The Jackrabbits scored two second-half touchdowns to break away from Missouri State in Springfield, 28-14, in a game matching the nation’s #2 and #6 FCS teams. SDSU is home at 2 p.m. Saturday vs. Western Illinois on MS2.

Northwestern (Iowa) football (Morris Hofer): The Raiders are 3-1 after a 34-10 win over Concordia (Neb.). Morris was credited with one solo tackle and two assisted tackles, one quarterback hit and one pass breakup. Northwestern hosts Mount Marty for homecoming at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dakota Wesleyan football (Evan Nordstrom): The Tigers lost to Hastings, 32-13, and are now 0-5. DWU hosts Concordia (Neb.) for homecoming at 1 p.m. Saturday.

St. Joseph’s men’s soccer (John Axtman): The Hawks lost to crosstown rival LaSalle, 2-1, and lost to Monmouth, 2-0, this week. Now 1-4-4, St. Joe’s is home vs. Davidson Saturday and on the road to Duquesne Wednesday.

Lafayette men’s soccer (Eric Axtman): The Leopards tied Boston University in a scoreless game, 0-0. After playing Navy last night, Lafayette plays at Bucknell Saturday.

Augustana men’s golf (Bennett Geraets): The Vikings placed 12th at a tournament in Winona, Minn., early this week, but Bennett did not play in that one. Next on the Augie schedule is the USF invitational played across the state line in Larchwood, Iowa, at the end of next week.

University of Sioux Falls cross country (Jessica Lutmer): At Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational Jessica placed 45th out of 382 runners in a time of 23:58.6. The USF women placed fifth as a team. Next on the USF schedule will be the Lewis Crossover meet in Romeoville, Ill., on Oct. 8.

St. Thomas women’s soccer (Molly Knoblauch): The Tommies tied Kansas City, 1-1, adn defeated Oral Roberts, 2-1, as Summit League play began. Now 4-2-3, St. Thomas plays at NDSU Friday and at UND Sunday.

Charleston volleyball (Jaxin Melby): The Charleston women are now 16-2 after a 3-1 win over Davis & Elkins and a 3-0 sweep of Concord University. Jaxin got in for one set in the latter dual. The team plays at Glenville State Friday and at home vs. West Virginia State Tuesday.

South Dakota women’s soccer (Joana Zanin, Janaina Zanin): The Coyotes went to Brookings and tied SDSU, 0-0. Now 1-5-4, USD is home vs. Omaha Friday and Denver Sunday.


  • This week’s Misuse the Language award goes to the person who writes copy for the PGA Tour’s Facebook page. His/her (no, I’m not going to say “their” when a singular pronoun is required!) lines accompanying a photo last week told all about a shot that “lifted he and Jordan Spieth to a win.” “Lifted he to a win”? That’s simply dumb grammar.
  • Some people in Custer were stating their disapproval of the football schedule their kids were put through this fall, not because of its difficulty because of its geography. A road trip to Lead-Deadwood (116 miles round trip) is understandable, but the Wildcats also had to go to West Central at Hartford (748 miles round trip), to Vermillion (892 miles round trip) and to Canton (828 miles round trip). Truly ridiculous! Let’s bring back the old Black Hills Conference round-robin schedule and to heck with power-points and a perceived necessity to play teams in one’s own classification. That situation exists for the big schools, too, but for schools like Spearfish, Central, Stevens and others there is probably no solution.
  • A request of any Riggs High students from the early 1990s: If any one of you knows how to contact Jeff Meidinger, where he lives or what his contact information might be (e-mail? phone number?), please let me know. It is important that Jeff be contacted immediately, and we suspect he seldom or never checks his Facebook page. Let me know at parkerhome16@hotmail.com.
  • One of the blessings of the arrival of fall and cooler days is that the local supermarkets will not be so doggone cold. On some of the recent hot summerlike days, it was so good to shop quickly, get out of there and get warm again! I wonder how some of those employees can stand it all day in such frigid conditions. Lots of layers of clothes, I assume.
  • In the Harrisburg school district where the enrollment continues to soar annually and new buildings are constantly required, another bond issue has passed. Of course it did! The affirmative vote was 74% in Tuesday’s vote on a new $30 million bond issue.


Minnesota Twins schedule:
— Thursday, Chicago White Sox, 12:30 p.m.
— Friday, at Detroit, 6:10 p.m.
— Saturday, at Detroit, 5:10 p.m.
— Sunday, at Detroit, 4:10 p.m.
— Monday, at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.
— Tuesday, at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.
— Wednesday, at Chicago White Sox, 3:10 p.m.
(Season ends.)


Badlands Sabres (Mason Martin): The Sabres lost twice to Gillette, 6-1 and 9-2, and are now 2-4. Badlands, which still hasn’t played a road game, is idle this weekend but home Oct. 7-8 against Sheridan.

Minnesota Wild: The preseason schedule is off to a good start. In a home-and-home series the Wild beat the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche, 3-2 in overtime at home and 5-2 in Denver. The preseason continues Thursday at Dallas, Sunday at Chicago and next Tuesday at St. Louis just ahead of the regular-season opener.


Where is Brandon Cruse this week? Find out where he and his Carl Cheffers crew are working a Week 4 game by going to www.footballzebras.com and looking for the assignments story. Last week the Cheffers crew worked the Saints-Panthers game in Charlotte, but according to Brandon’s wife Melanie, he had the week off. Apparently each crew member gets his own bye week.

NFL live games on local TV this week:
— Thursday: Miami at Cincinnati, 7:15 p.m., Prime Video.
— Sunday: Minnesota vs. New Orleans (in London), 8:30 a.m., NFL Network.
— Sunday: Buffalo at Baltimore, noon, CBS.
— Sunday: Chicago at New York Giants, noon, Fox.
— Sunday: New England at Green Bay, 3:30 p.m., CBS.
— Sunday: Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 7:20 p.m., NBC.
— Monday: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco, 7:15 p.m., ESPN.

Midco Sports Network live games this week:
— Thursday: College volleyball, UND vs. Kansas City, 7 p.m.
— Friday: High school football, Sioux Falls O’Gorman vs. Sioux Falls Jefferson, 5 p.m.
— Saturday: College football, UND vs. Missouri State, noon.
— Saturday: College football: SDSU vs. Western Illinois, 2 p.m. (MS2).
— Saturday: College men’s hockey: UND vs. Manitoba, 6 p.m.
— Sunday: College women’s soccer: UND vs. St. Thomas, 1 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings: It was an ugly affair for three quarters, but a late touchdown gave the Vikings a 28-24 win over Detroit after trailing on the scoreboard by 10 points twice. Now 2-1, Minnesota plays New Orleans in London with kickoff starting at 8:30 a.m. CDT Sunday on NFL Network.

Denver Broncos: A win is a win, and the Broncos scored a fourth-quarter TD to defeat San Francisco, 11-10. Now 2-1, Denver plays at Las Vegas at 3:25 p.m. CDT Sunday.

Aberdeen Central High School (Justin Briese): After a rough 0-3 start to the season, Justin’s Golden Eagles are now 2-3 after a win over Huron, 24-7. Aberdeen goes to Watertown this Friday.

Hot Springs High School (Ben Kramer): The Bison rolled Lead-Deadwood, 44-0, and are now 4-2. They have a bye this week, then play next Oct. 7 at home against Rapid City Christian.

Class 11AA update:
— Last week’s scores:
Pierre 47, Watertown 13.
Brookings 40, Douglas 6.
Aberdeen Central 24, Huron 7.
Tea Area 38, Yankton 28.
Spearfish 40, Belle Fourche 12.
St. Thomas More 20, Sturgis 10.
Sioux Falls Jefferson 49, Mitchell 7.
— Records against 11AA teams: Pierre 5-0, Tea Area 4-0, Brookings 4-1, Yankton 3-2, Spearfish 2-2, Aberdeen Central 2-3, Sturgis 1-2, Watertown 1-3, MItchell 1-3, Huron 1-4, Douglas 0-3.
— This week’s games:
Pierre at Brandon Valley.
Aberdeen Central at Watertown.
Yankton at Brookings.
Douglas at Huron.
Mitchell at Spearfish.
Sturgis at Tea Area.

Missouri Valley Football Conference update:
— Last week’s scores:
NDSU 34, USD 17.
SDSU 28, Missouri State 14.
Southern Illinois 34, UND 17.
Northern Iowa 52 Western Illinois 16.
— Conference standings:
SDSU 1-0, NDSU 1-0, Southern Illinois 1-0, Northern Iowa 1-1, UND 1-1, Illinois State 0-0, Indiana State 0-0, Youngstown State 0-0, Western Illinois 0-1, USD 0-1, Missouri State 0-1.
— This week’s games:
Missouri State at UND.
Youngstown State at NDSU.
Western Illinois at SDSU.
Indiana State at Northern Iowa.
Southern Illinois at Illinois State.


In Contest #6 last week Beth Yackley-Rinehart missed only the Iowa State and Appalachian State losses in going 8-2 for 10 points. At 7-3 for nine points was Jon Boer, missing the same two games plus the Bills’ loss. At 6-4 for eight points each were Eric James, Kyle Richards, Mikal Kern, Nathan Vetter, Dawn Magee and Eric Lusk.

This week’s games (send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Saturday morning)
(1) Michigan at Iowa.
(2) Wake Forest at Florida State.
(3) Indiana at Nebraska.
(4) Iowa State at Kansas.
(5) Purdue at Minnesota.
(6) Texas Tech at Kansas State.
(7) NFL: Minnesota vs. New Orleans (in London).
(8) NFL: Buffalo at Baltimore.
(9) NFL: Jacksonville at Philadelphia.
(10) NFL: Washington at Dallas.


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): Tom did not play in last weekend’s tour stop at Monterey, Calif. Next on the Champions Tour schedule is the Constellation Furyk & Friends event at Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 7-9.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons were idle last week. Their two remaining regular-season games are against San Jose Saturday and Vancouver Oct. 9.


Minnesota Timberwolves: The Wolves’ five-game preseason schedule begins Tuesday at Miami, then continues next Thursday against the Lakers at Las Vegas.


“When public access to voting is impaired or when public confidence in voting is diluted, democracy suffers and our freedom is less secure.”
— Vic Snyder


Thursday, Sept. 29:
Charlie Magedanz, Tim Schaefer, Ben Clair, Brittani Scott, Jon Kinsman, Elizabeth Vogt, Jeri Wilcox, George Sperry, Ellen (Lehmkuhl) Kub.
— 10th anniversary, Brian/Jessica Knadle.
— 4th anniversary, Tyler/Rachel (Hartmann) Arbach.
— 10th anniversary, Justin/Erin (Moehring) Boggs.

Friday, Sept. 30:
Allison Lindbloom, Rod Fisher, Ezra Rosenau, Kelley Trebesch, Joey Tetzlaff, Todd Bertsch, Mike Huxford, Dusty Johnson, Chelsey Diez, Leigh Ann Dunn, Joan Adam, Jeff Holden, Jim Mehlhaff, Tonya Brady-Jones.
— 5th anniversary, Adam/Salina (Ballesteros) Sharkey.
— 11th anniversary, Jay/Lindsey (Suedkamp) Griffith.
— 5th anniversary, Austen/Abbie (Ramsey) McCloud.
— 17th anniversary, Shaun/Lori (Stulken) Blom.
— 5th anniversary, Sean/Shayna (Gross) Mehlhaff.
— 6th anniversary, Jason/Ashley (Iverson) Feyereisen.

Saturday, Oct. 1:
Kelsey Collier-Wise, George Sazama, Randi (McQuistion) Norman, Michael Lindbloom, Sarah Farnsworth, Karlie Slape, Josh Hartmann, Mikal Kern, Michael Rydland, Dawn Harris, Janell (Sarvis) Juhnke, Joelle (Sarvis) Ellenbecker, Karae (Englehart) Parsons.
— 23rd anniversary, Brad/Joelle (Sarvis) Ellenbecker.
— 11th anniversary, Dustin/Jamie (McQuistion) Haefner.
— 11th anniversary, Derek/Jennifer (Jensen) Newcomb.

Sunday, Oct. 2:
Jayce Beastrom, Briana (Tobin) Bales, Brea Steele, Brent Hepker, Nancy Baker, Jenna (Wickersham) Morin.
— 1st anniversary, Jordan/Abbey Lamb.
— 18th anniversary, Jon/Lacie (Boyle) Herman.
— 18th anniversary, Brian/Brooke (Drewes) Dozark.
— 11th anniversary, Donny/Abby Kuper.
— 12th anniversary, Tyler/Angel Nemec.

Monday, Oct. 3:
Chris Rumrill, Christian Hess, Tyson Paxton, Jill Gilmore, John Rounds, Jolene Schall, Mackenzie Bollinger, John Barnett, Annika (Russell) Manke, Stephanie (Collison) Thier, Eero Lehmkuhl, Paulette Disburg, Ellery Humphery.
— 7th anniversary, Thomas/Brianne Trimble.
— 13th anniversary, Nic/Lacey (Boehmer) Hogan.
— 7th anniversary, Kyle/Carly (Myers) Schrempp.
— 35th anniversary, Mike/Kristi Jordan.
— 7th anniversary, Ronn/Kendra (Ott) Beyer.

Tuesday, Oct. 4:
Steph (Dvorak) Delvo, Kate (Robertson) Bartel, Kelly Zinter, Gini Grannes, Stacia Nissen, Henry White, Mandy Vogel, Andrina Larson.
— 13th anniversary, Nate/Rachel Kuchta.
— 8th anniversary, Bryce/Alyssa (Colton) Sutton.
— 8th anniversary, Matt/Carrie Bunkowske.
— We fondly remember Jean Rounds on her birthday.

Wednesday, Oct. 5:
Hailley Fouts, Griffin Johnson, Dolton Laskey, Sarah Raecke, Erika (Rounds) Stoeser, Angie Iverson, Andre Melius, Jill (Penticoff) Dean, Lindsey Rogers, Sophia Hove, Drew Sweetman, Cody Henson Hullinger, Seth Waitman, Sandy (Case) Klatt, Eric Hipple, Jeanne Dahlin, Kelsey (Dunwoody) Kampfe.
— 9th anniversary, Dan/Kelli (Stuwe) Maberry.
— 32nd anniversary, Russ/Connie (Walton) Hohn.

Thursday, Oct. 6:
Jamie (Stokke) LeMire, Tom Merrill, Matthew Lukkes, Mike Smith, Heather (Smith) Englehart, Brayden Wittler, Brynn Stoeser, Kristie (List) Magnino, Susan Weaver, Erika (Snow) Andreas, Kris Bradley.
— 10th anniversary, Jesse/Jessica Weintraub.
— 4th anniversary, Cale/Sarah (Lihs) Pell.
— 15th anniversary, Eric/Jessi (Huber) Herrscher.
— 4th anniversary, Rodd/Megan (Vockrodt) Bauck.


One of the 2022 inductees into the Black Hills State University Athletic Hall of Fame during homecoming festivities last week was Katelynn (Lamb) Pottorff, a native of Onida and a former Sully Buttes athlete. She was inducted as the women’s basketball inductee for this year. Katelynn was a three-time first-team all-conference player for BHSU and a two-time All-American in 2009-2010 and 2010-11 as well as honorable mention 2008-2009. Katelynn is the second all-time leading scorer for BHSU with 1,711 points and the school record-holder for most free throws in a season at 138. She is third on the list of most field goals in a season at 214 and was a 79% free-throw shooter. Katelynn was a two-time NAIA Scholar Athlete and a first-team all-conference player in women’s golf. She and her husband, Clay, and their children live in Belle Fourche where he is head boys basketball coach at the high school.

Pierre native Tane Owens, who is a physical therapist at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, became engaged last week to Krista Rapozo. She is also a physical therapist in Las Vegas.

The Emerald Regiment marching band from Riggs High School competed at Platte last week. Within its class Pierre placed second as a band and won top color guard and top drum major. Overall Pierre was third place while winning top drum major and top marching unit. The band competed at Aberdeen yesterday.

Services for John “Matt” Sutton, 91, Sioux Falls, formerly of Sully County and Pierre, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Lutheran Memorial Church in Pierre. Burial will follow in the Onida cemetery, followed by a reception at the Phoenix Center in Onida. Matt died Sept. 20 at Good Samaritan Society/Prairie Creek in Sioux Falls. The son of John E. and Mildred Sutton grew up on the Sutton ranch on the Missouri River in western Sully County. He graduated from Onida High School and South Dakota State College. After service in the infantry he came home and married Helen Tande Juve on New Year’s Day 1958. Her daughter Nancy became Matt’s daughter, and son John was born into the family in 1970. Matt and Helen lived on the remains of the original Sutton ranch for more than 50 years, then retired into Pierre in 2009. Agriculture was Matt’s business but not his only interest. In the realm of public service he was a state legislator for four years, a 10-year member of the state Board of Regents with two of those years as its president, and two years as chief clerk of the state House of Representatives. He co-chaired the first gubernatorial campaign of Richard Kneip. During his school years Matt played football at Onida High School and was part of State’s undefeated 1950 team and its 8-1-1 1951 team. He served on numerous local boards, organizations and projects and was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame. His lasting legacy will be the world-renowned Sutton Bay golf course on the site of the original Sutton ranch overlooking Lake Oahe. Preceding him in death were his brother, Kenny Sutton; his parents, and his brothers-in-law, Elliott Byrum and Timer Allison and his wife. He is survived by his sisters, Lois Byrum of Sioux Falls and Thelma Allison of Rapid City; his sisters-in-law, Becky Thompson of Wessington Springs and Rita Sutton of Kadoka; his son, John (Rachelle) Sutton, and their two sons of Sioux Falls, and his daughter, Nancy, and her daughter of Sioux Falls.

Tickets are now on sale for Pierre Players’ “The Crucible,” which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 9. The box office at the Grand Opera House is manned from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, but ticket reservations can be made at any time at 224-7826. The ticket cost is $15 for adults but only $13 for students and senior citizens.

Taylor Hyde was married to Jake McLennan on Sept. 24.

The elm restaurant in New Canaan, Conn., is celebrating its 10th anniversary. That is where Pierre native Luke Venner is head chef and comes up with world-class cuisine. He has been in his position there for seven years.

Riggs High alumnus Andy Smith was named one of the 2022 Outstanding Recent Graduates during South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s homecoming week festivities last week. This honor, a new one at Mines, recognizes alumni who have achieved exemplary career progress and recognition within 10 years of their graduation. Andy graduated from SDSM&T in 2011 with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. His career began with Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation at the naval reactor facility at Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he was responsible for troubleshooting process equipment and writing work procedures directing naval nuclear work. Later Andy moved to Denver where he spent eight years at URS/AECOM, working in various power industries including generation, transmission and distribution. In March 2021 he moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, for a job with Semco Maritime, a global leader in offshore substation design and construction.

Riggs High senior Jackson Edman has committed to attend Black Hills State University beginning next fall and play basketball with the Yellowjackets.

Riggs High alumnus Jeremy Jorgenson has been named an associate in the firm of TruexCullins, which is headquartered in Burlington, Vt. He is a team leader and project manager in the company’s Hospitality Studio, coordinating complicated projects that bridge the spectrum of architecture and interior design. Jeremy is currently coordinating the construction administration effort of Mountain Modern Motel and Lodge at Snake River Sporting Club in the Jackson, Wyo., area. Jeremy earned his bachelor of science degree in architecture and a bachelor of arts degree in visual art from North Dakota State University. He recently completed his MBA in project management through Norwich University. He and his family make their home in Montpelier, Vt.


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