Vol. 22, No. 9; Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021

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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Christmas and the others can end up making us sad because you know you should be happy. But on Halloween you get to become anything you want to be.
— Ava Dellaira


This year’s concert on Saturday night will be the first major event in the new Summit Arena at The Monument in Rapid City. The concert will be televised live at 8 p.m. CDT on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

Pierre singers in All-State Chorus are Emalee Larson, Claire Koenecke, Bryce Bowman, Jackson Overweg, Dani DeVaney, Amber Sargent-Granberg, John Lees, Xzaylin Henderson, Grace Schumacher, Hannah Kari, Kate Mullett, Davon Rombough, Claire Steffensen, Ashlyn Pitlick, Xavier Louis and Patrick Valentine. Stanley County’s four chorus members are Racheal Runge, Katelynn Axtell, Hayden Roggow and Riley Runge. The All-State Chorus members from Sully Buttes are Isabelle Kallhoff, Trichelle White, Collin Bradberry and Griffin Petersen. In Collin’s case it is his fourth year in All-State Chorus.

The guest director for the chorus is Mark Myers, co-director of Voice of Chicago, director of the Austin Neighborhood Choir in Chicago, and faculty member of Chicago Children’s Choir. The orchestra’s guest conductor is Dr. Kevin Sutterlin, director of orchestral activities and opera at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and conductor of the Fox Valley Symphony in Wisconsin.


First-round scores
Avon 64, Estelline-Hendricks 14
Alcester-Hudson 34, Sully Buttes 0
Gayville-Volin 36, Langford Area 14
Dell Rapids St. Mary 40, Corsica-Stickney 12
Faulkton Area 52, Colome 0
Harding County/Bison 26, New Underwood 12
Potter County 52, Jones County 0
Hitchcock-Tulare 38, Faith 0
Thursday’s quarterfinals
Alcester-Hudson at Avon
Dell Rapids St. Mary at Gayville-Volin
Harding County/Bison at Faulkton Area
Hitchcock-Tulare at Potter County

First-round scores
Herreid-Selby Area 50, Northwestern 6
Castlewood 42, Kadoka Area 20
De Smet 62, Britton-Hecla 12
Warner 48, Philip 0
Howard 40, Kimball-White Lake 6
Wolsey-Wessington 50, Oldham-Ramona-Rutland 0
Gregory 34, Burke 6
Wall 56, North Central 6
Thursday’s quarterfinals
Castlewood at Herreid-Selby Area
Warner at De Smet
Wolsey-Wessington at Howard
Gregory at Wall

First-round scores
Hanson 70, Elkton-Lake Benton 22
Platte-Geddes 35, Chester Area 12
Lyman 30, Stanley County 0
Timber Lake 14, Leola-Frederick 8
Parkston 20, Bon Homme 15
Garretson 28, Hamlin 7
Ipswich 36, Lemmon-McIntosh 0
Canistota-Freeman 22, Florence-Henry 20
Thursday’s quarterfinals
Platte-Geddes at Hanson
Timber Lake at Lyman
Garretson at Parkston
Canistota-Freeman at Ipswich

First-round scores
Winner 70, Clark-Willow Lake 0
McCook Central-Montrose 9, Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 6
Wagner 28, Groton Area 21
Elk Point-Jefferson 56, St. Thomas More 28
Sioux Valley 54, Deuel 20
Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 48, Hot Springs 6
Aberdeen Roncalli 14, Redfield 6
Beresford 27, Mount Vernon-Plankinton 24
Thursday’s quarterfinals
McCook Central-Montrose at Winner
Wagner at Elk Point-Jefferson
Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan at Sioux Valley
Beresford at Aberdeen Roncalli

Thursday’s quarterfinals
Sioux Falls Christian at Madison
West Central at Dell Rapids
Milbank at Canton
Tri-Valley at Vermillion

Thursday’s quarterfinals
Sturgis at Tea Area
Mitchell at Yankton
Aberdeen Central at Brookings’
Watertown at Pierre

Thursday’s quarterfinals
Rapid City Stevens at Harrisburg
Sioux Falls Lincoln at Sioux Falls Washington
Sioux Falls Jefferson at Brandon Valley
Sioux Falls O’Gorman at Sioux Falls Lincoln


Pierre and the other 15 qualifying teams will each play in a SoDak16 match on Thursday, Nov. 11. Pairings will be announced after the regular-season matches are completed. The eight winners on Nov. 11 will advance to the state tournament.

Stanley County, third seed in the region, opens play in the Region 6A tournament at home next Tuesday vs. sixth-seed Dupree. The other quarterfinal matches are #2 Winner vs. #7 Crow Creek, #4 Chamberlain vs. #5 Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, and #1 Mobridge-Pollock vs. #8 McLaughlin. If Stanley County wins, the Buffaloes will play the Winner-Crow Creek winner next Thursday, Nov. 4. The two winners on Nov. 4 advance to the SoDak 16 on Nov. 11.

Sully Buttes, seeded #7 in Region 2B, will be home Monday against #10 Sunshine Bible in a first-round match. The other match that night will be #8 North Central vs. #9 Lower Brule. If the Chargers win Monday, they will play Tuesday in a quarterfinal match at #2 Potter County. The other quarterfinals will be #1 Faulkton Area vs. the NC-LB winner; #4 Highmore-Harrold vs. #5 Ipswich; and #3 Miller vs. #6 Herreid-Selby Area. The quarterfinal winners play in the region semifinals next Thursday, Nov. 4, and those two winners advance to the SoDak 16 on Nov. 11.


This week’s schedules:
Football: Playoffs quarterfinal, home vs. Watertown, 7 p.m.
Volleyball: Home vs. Sioux Falls Jefferson, 7 p.m.

Football: In the last game of the regular season the Governors lost the ESD title, the No. 2 playoffs seed, their seven-game winning streak, and their first home game since early in the 2018 season. Brookings scored the winning touchdown with 1:27 left in the game to beat Pierre, 21-14. The Governors reached midfield in the time remaining but a desperation pass toward the end zone was completed but then fumbled, and the Bobcats needed only one kneel-down to end the game. Accustomed to big plays all season, the Govs failed to have one in this game. A seven-yard touchdown by Cade Kaiser early gave Pierre a 6-0 lead, but a penalty set the extra-point kick back and was subsequently missed. Brookings scored a TD early in the second quarter to lead 7-6. A long Pierre drive ended in an interception, and Brookings scored on a 41-yard run to take a 14-6 lead that held up until midway in the fourth period. Bailed out by a taunting penalty against the Bobcats, the Tovernos moved into scoring position on a pass to Jack Merkwan to the 9-yard line. A touchdown pass to Matt Hanson and Lincoln Kienholz’s plunge ahead for a two-point conversion tied the game at 14-14. Prior to that, the Governor offense moved into the red zone five times and came up with no points on each of those occasions. Kienholz passed 56 times, completing 30 of them for 350 yards.

Class 11AA football roundup:
Scores last week
Brookings 21, Pierre 14
Mitchell 21, Huron 20 (O.T.)
Sturgis 40, Douglas 13
Yankton 20, Watertown 13
Tea Area 27, West Central 13
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 41, Aberdeen Central 14
Records: Tea Area 9-0, Brookings 7-2, Pierre 7-2, Yankton 5-4, Spearfish 4-5, Mitchell 3-6, Sturgis 3-6, Aberdeen Central 3-6, Watertown 3-6, Huron 2-7, Douglas 0-9. (Huron, Spearfish and Douglas did not qualify for the playoffs.)

Cheer/dance: At the state meet in Brandon, host Brandon Valley won the dance state title, and O’Gorman was the cheer champion. Pierre tied for 12th in cheer and placed 12th in dance, going sixth in pom and 11th in hip hop.

Girls cross country: In the state “AA” meet race in Sioux Falls, LizBeth Crosby was Pierre’s highest finisher in 33rd place in a time of 20:22.42. Other Pierre finishers: Gwen Richter 56th, 20:53.27; Lennex Dupris 71st, 21:27.07; Autumn Iverson 74th, 21:36.96; Jazzlyn Rombough 88th, 21:50.02; Avery Lisburg 92nd, 21:57.39; Mason Berg, 115th, 23:03.31. O’Gorman was the “AA” girls state championship team.

Boys cross country: Pierre’s Hayden Shaffer placed fifth in the state “AA” race in Sioux Falls in 16:23.40. Other Governor finishers: Jared Lutmer 14th, 16:42.01; Mason Dell 23rd, 17:06.84; Blake Judson 36th, 17:18.49; Brady Gere 52nd, 17:29.94; Riley Pfeifer 72nd, 17:55.73; Haeden Wheelhouse 89th, 18:18.67. The Pierre boys team placed fourth. Rapid City Stevens was the team champion.

Volleyball: The Governors team is 15-4 with one regular-season match remaining against Jefferson next Tuesday. Pierre swept Douglas, 3-0, on game scores of 25-3, 25-14, 25-11 and pounded the Patriots with 10 service aces. Ayvrie Kaiser had 11 kills, McKenna Schlekeway six kills and Reese Terwilliger four kills. On Tuesday Pierre took care of Brookings, 3-0, on game scores of 25-14, 25-15, 25-15, as Kaiser had 17 kills.


This week’s schedules:
Volleyball: Home vs. Dupree for Region 6A quarterfinal match

Football: The Buffaloes were shut down at Lyman in their playoff game, losing to the Raiders, 30-0. The season ends with a 5-5 record.

Cross country: All five SCHS girls ran in the state “A” meet because the team had qualified out of the regional meet. SCHS finishers: Gracie Olson 47th, 21:00.06; Kaysen Magee 72nd, 21:42.52; Sarah Fosheim 102nd, 23:10.43; Rachel Nemec 111th, 23:54.02; Bailey Siedschlaw 117th, 25:11.72. Custer won the “A” girls title, and Sioux Falls Christian was the “A” boys team champion.

Volleyball: The Buffaloes season ends with a 12-13 record. SCHS lost to Highmore-Harrold, 3-2, on game scores of 13-25, 25-21, 25-21, 21-25, 10-15, and lost to Jones County, 3-1, in a close match on game scores of 23-25, 25-27, 28-26, 21-25.


This week’s schedules:
Volleyball: Home vs. Sunshine Bible in Region 2B first-round match.
Volleyball: Regional quarterfinal match at Potter County (if SBHS wins on Monday).

Football: The Chargers had a long ride to get there, then things went downhill right from the start in their playoff game at Alcester. They lost to Alcester-Hudson, 34-0, as the Cubs compiled 336 yards of offense to Sully Buttes’ 52. The season ends at 4-5.

Volleyball: The Chargers’ regular season ended with an 8-20 record. The last dual was a 3-2 loss to Hitchcock-Tulare.

Cross country: At the state “B” race in Sioux Falls, Griffin Petersen placed 23rd in 10:07.48. Miller won the “B” team championship, and Kimball-White Lake was the “B” girls team champion.


“You’re just spooked. It’s Halloween! We’re all kind of spooked. That’s just the way it is.”
— Matthew Leeth


Badlands Sabres: Idle last weekend, the Sabres will be home Friday and Saturday against Helena.

Rapid City Rush: The opening weekend of the season left the Rush with a 1-1 record. They beat Tulsa, 4-2, and lost to Tulsa, 4-3. Rapid City plays Friday and Saturday at Idaho.

Aberdeen Wings: The Wings swept North Iowa, 5-2 and 5-4 in a shootout. Aberdeen is home Friday and Saturday vs. Austin.

Sioux Falls Stampede: The Herd beat Tri-City in Kearney, 3-2. Now 2-5-0, the Stampede plays Friday and Saturday at Des Moines.

Minnesota Wild: After four wins to open the season, including a 4-3 overtime victory over Anaheim, the Wild fell to Nashville Sunday, 5-2. But they are back on the winning track after beating Vancouver, 3-2, Tuesday. Now 5-1, the Wild plays at Seattle tonight, at Colorado Saturday and at home vs. Ottawa Tuesday.


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): In the first event of the Charles Schwab Cup Series, Tom tied for 16th at the Dominion Energy Classic in Richmond, Va., shooting a 7-under-par 68-71-70=209. The next event Nov. 5-7 is the TimberTech Championship at Boca Raton, Fla.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons defeated Philadelphia, 3-2, and tied Los Angeles Football Club, 1-1. Minnesota played at Vancouver last night and is home vs. Sporting Kansas City Sunday.


Minnesota Timberwolves: The Wolves opened the new NBA season with wins over Houston, 124-106, and New Orleans, 96-89, then lost to the Pelicans, 107-98. After playing Milwaukee last night, Minnesota is home for Denver Saturday, Orlando Monday and the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday.


The COVID-19 death toll here in “back to normal” South Dakota has risen to 2,231. As of yesterday’s Department of Health report, there are 5,464 active cases in the state.

Some other developments this week:

  • The Pennsylvania statewide school mask mandate was upheld in court after Republicans attempted to get it overturned.
  • In Florida Gov. DeSantis is convening a special session of the Legislature to combat vaccination mandates.
  • The five states with the lowest vaccination rates (less than 50% of their population with at least the first shot) are Wyoming, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. The closest to us, Wyoming, had 909 new positive cases reported Monday alone.
  • Of 90 active cases in the Rapid City school district, more than 40 were said to be at Grandview Elementary School among students and staff. Eight staff members are out, and not enough substitute teachers have been found. As one Facebook poster said, “It isn’t over just because the school board moved on.” The school board, however, is not going to be able to evade the topic for long. At its meeting next week, the board will face a resolution to temporarily close Grandview. As of yesterday there were 37 total cases at the school. In the district overall, there were 295 students in quarantine district-wide.
  • Some conservative legislators in South Dakota want a special session to be called to pass laws that make it illegal for any business, school or other entity to deny religious or medical exemptions from the vaccine.


Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings had their bye last week. They return to play Sunday night at home vs. Dallas on NBC.

NFL games on local TV this week (subject to change by the networks):
— Thursday: Green Bay at Arizona, 7:20 p.m., Fox and NFL Network.
— Sunday: Pittsburgh at Cleveland, noon, CBS.
— Sunday: San Francisco at Chicago, noon, Fox.
— Sunday: Washington at Denver, 3:25 p.m., Fox.
— Sunday: Dallas at Minnesota, 7:20 p.m., NBC.
— Monday: New York Giants at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m., ESPN.

Midco Sports live games this week:
— Thursday, 6 p.m.: High school football playoffs game (teams to be announced).
— Saturday, 1 p.m.: College football, Augustana vs. Winona State.
— Saturday, 6:30 p.m.: Men’s hockey, UND vs. Penn State.


So many teams let our contestants down last week, including the Jackrabbits, Purdue, the Ravens, the Chiefs and Clemson. The best record was 6-4 for 10 points each for Kyle Richards, Jeff Adel, Seb Axtman and Nathan Vetter. At 5-5 for 9 points each were Mikal Kern, Randy Pool, Eric James, Jason Noyes and Dawn Magee. Nobody got 8 points because we don’t give points for any record below .500.

This week’s games (send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Saturday morning):
(1) Michigan at Michigan State
(2) North Carolina at Notre Dame
(3) Penn State at Ohio State
(4) Iowa at Wisconsin
(5) Cincinnati at Tulane
(6) Duke at Wake Forest
(7) Iowa State at West Virginia
(8) NFL: Tennessee at Indianapolis
(9) NFL: Tampa Bay at New Orleans
(10) NFL: Dallas at Minnesota


2 days: All-State Chorus/Orchestra concert, Rapid City (Oct. 30).
8 days: Football playoffs semifinal games (Nov. 5).
10 days: Daylight Saving Time ends (Nov. 7).
14 days: Football state championship games, Vermillion (Nov. 11-13).
14 days: Volleyball SoDak 16 games (Nov. 11).
14 days: Riggs High Veterans Day program (Nov. 11).
21 days: State volleyball tournaments, Rapid City (Nov. 18-20).
26 days: Capitol Christmas trees lighting ceremony (Nov. 23).
28 days: Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25).
33 days: South Dakota Gives Day (Nov. 30).
35 days: Pierre gymnastics opener, Huron (Dec 2).
35 days: “Annie” live, NBC-TV (Dec. 2).
36 days: Pierre wrestling opener, Mandan (Dec. 3-4).
43 days: Pierre girls basketball opener vs. Stevens (Dec. 10).
43 days: Pierre boys basketball opener, Rapid City Stevens (Dec. 10).
46 days: Riggs High band/choir concert (Dec. 13).
53 days: Georgia Morse Middle School band/choir concert (Dec. 20).
58 days: Christmas Day (Dec. 25).
64 days: College football national semifinal games (Dec. 31).
74 days: College football national championship game (Jan. 10).
79 days: NFL playoffs begin (Jan. 15).
99 days: Winter Olympics opening ceremonies, Beijing (Feb. 4).
108 days: Super Bowl (Feb. 13).


  • Last week we followed Black Hills Playhouse’s daily announcements of the shows that will comprise its 2022 season. After “The Mountaintop,” “The Odd Couple” and “Cinderella” will be “Something Rotten” Aug. 10-20. Set in the 1590s, that show follows two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play, but at the same time the local “rock star,” Will Shakespeare, gets all the limelight. They set out to write the world’s very first musical.
  • The Rushmore Mall in Rapid City is under new ownership, and its name will change soon to Uptown Rapid.
  • I must admit I was not aware the college football overtime rule had changed until I watched the end of the Penn State-Illinois game last Saturday. In the first two overtime periods, each team gets the ball at the 25-yard line to do with as it can. But starting with the third overtime, each team gets one play (a two-point conversion play), and that’s it. Totally weird! I suggested online that it was akin to long, scoreless soccer games ending on penalty kicks. KCCR’s Jon Winkler chimed in to say it was comparable to an extra inning in baseball allowing only one out instead of three. The Illinois game went on till the ninth O.T. when they finally won.


Missouri Valley Football Conference update:
Conference standings: NDSU 4-0, Southern Illinois 4-0, USD 3-2, Missouri State 3-2, SDSU 2-2, Northern Iowa 2-2, Youngstown State 1-2, UND 1-3, Indiana State 1-3, Illinois State 1-3, Western Illinois 1-4.
Overall records: NDSU 7-0, Southern Illinois 6-1, SDSU 5-2, USD 5-3, Northern Iowa 4-3, Missouri State 4-3, Indiana State 3-4, UND 3-4, Illinois State 3-4, Youngstown State 2-3, Western Illinois 1-7.
Last week’s scores:
Illinois State 20, USD 14
Northern Iowa 26, SDSU 17
UND 34, Western Illinois 10
NDSU 27, Missouri State 20
This week’s games:
SDSU at Youngstown State, 1 p.m. (Keloxtra)
UND at Missouri State, 2 p.m.
Indiana State at NDSU, 2:30 p.m.
Illinois State at Western Illinois, 3 p.m.
Southern Illinois at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m.

Northwestern (Iowa) football (Morris Hofer): The #1-ranked Red Raiders rolled over Dakota Wesleyan, 50-0, in Mitchell. Now 8-0 overall and 7-0 in the GPAC, Northwestern is home vs. #15 Dordt Saturday.

Dakota State football (Nathan Cook, Collin Brueggeman): The Trojans played out of the conference against Iowa Wesleyan and won, 53-15. Now 5-3 overall and 4-2 in the NSAA, DSU’s next game is Nov. 6 at Valley City State.

North Dakota State football (Grey Zabel): The Bison lived dangerously but scored on two touchdown passes by Cam Miller in the fourth quarter to rally over Missouri State, 27-20. Now 4-0 in the Valley and 7-0 overall, NDSU is home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday vs. Indiana State.

Dakota Wesleyan football (Josh Rowse): The Tigers fell at the hands of #1 Northwestern, 50-0. Now 3-5, DWU goes to Briar Cliff Saturday at 1 p.m.

Northern State football (Jacob Howard, Joe King): The Wolves whipped Concordia-St. Paul, 38-17. Joe had two pass receptions for 22 yards, each of them for 11 yards, as he started at tight end. Jacob started on the offensive line. Now 6-2, Northern plays at noon Saturday at Minnesota State-Moorhead.

South Dakota football: The Coyotes couldn’t rally late and lost at home to Illinois State, 20-14. Down late in the game, USD had a first-and-goal at the 9 but did not score. They got the ball again at the 50 with 1:42 remaining but were intercepted on first down to end any chance. USD had lost its starting quarterback to injury early in the game. Now 3-2 overall and 5-3 overall, USD’s next game is at Western Illinois Nov. 6.

Augustana football (Jett Lamb, Colton Howard): The Vikings scored their first win over Minnesota State-Mankato since 2010 by a 45-35 score. Colton had one solo tackle and one assisted tackle. Now 7-1, Augie plays Winona State at 1 p.m. Saturday on Midco Sports.

University of Sioux Falls cross country (Jessica Lutmer): The USF women placed sixth at the NSIC meet, but Jessica did not run there.

Dakota Wesleyan cross country (Morgan Oedekoven): Only the Tiger men ran at the Mount Marty invitational. The next meet for DWU is Nov. 6 at the GPAC conference meet in Orange City, Iowa.

South Dakota volleyball (Brooklyn Bollweg): The Coyotes defeated South Dakota State, 3-1. Now 11-8 overall and 8-2 in the Summit, USD is home vs. Kansas City Thursday and Oral Roberts Saturday.

Dakota Wesleyan volleyball (Gracie Olivier): The Tigers are 21-7 although they lost to Midland, 3-0, and lost to Concordia, 3-2. DWU is home Friday vs. Mount Marty and on the road to Jamestown Tuesday.

South Dakota women’s soccer (Joana Zanin, Janaina Zanin): USD defeated South Dakota State, 2-1. Joana put USD on the board with her second goal of the season at 33:29. The winning goal came late at 88:54. USD is now 5-2-0 in the Summit and 10-3-2 overall. The Coyotes go to Denver Friday and to Omaha Sunday.

Black Hills State football (Josh Breske): The Yellowjackets are 4-4 after a 24-10 loss to New Mexico Highlands. This is the week of the battle for the Homestake Trophy, the rivalry game against South Dakota Mines in Spearfish at 1 p.m. Saturday.

South Dakota State football (Regan Bollweg): Northern Iowa spoiled Hobo Day yet again (the third time in the past seven seasons), dealing the Jacks a crucial 26-17 loss on a day when the offense just could never click. Now 2-2 in the Valley and 5-2 overall, SDSU goes to Youngstown State for a must-win game at 1 p.m. Saturday on Keloxtra east of the river and on CW of the Black Hills west of the river.

Morningside bowling (Alex Badger): The Mustangs were idle last week. Their next tournament is the Jayhawk Challenge in Lawrence, Kan., this Saturday.

South Dakota State swimming (Morgan Nelson): Morgan’s freshman season on the Jacks swimming/diving team began with a few meets earlier this month. In a dual against Augustana she and her 200-meter medley relay team won their event in 1:48.80. In a double dual vs. Iowa Central and Barton (Kan.), she placed third in the 100-meter breast stroke event in 1:10.44. Next on the SDSU schedule is the USD quad dual in Sioux Falls Nov. 5-6.

Mount Marty men’s basketball (Lincoln Jordre): Lincoln, junior from Onida, was starting center in the Lancers’ first two games against Spurgeon College last weekend. In a 99-88 win he was 3-for-8 in field goals (1-of-1 in three-pointers) and 1-of-4 in free throws for 12 points with nine rebounds and a block. In a 99-74 win over the same team he was 3-of-5 (1-of-1) and 3-of-6 for 10 points with eight rebounds, three assists and a block. Mount Marty plays Sunday at Dakota State and Tuesday at Martin Luther in New Ulm, Minn.

South Dakota men’s basketball (Max Burchill): Max, sophomore from Sioux Falls Lincoln, and the ‘Yotes open their season next Thursday at home against Simpson College.

Dakota Wesleyan men’s basketball (Nick Wittler): This is the sophomore season from the guard from Sully Buttes. Nick and the Tigers opened their season last night against Dakota State, then host Dickinson State Saturday.

St. Joseph’s (Pa.) men’s soccer (John Axtman): The Hawks shut out LaSalle, 1-0, and escaped Navy, 2-1, in double overtime. Now 8-8-1, St. Joe’s plays at Fordham Saturday.

Dakota State volleyball (Nicole Sarringar): DSU defeated Dickinson State, 3-0, as Nicole had a kill, 11 assists, three digs and two service aces. In a 3-2 loss to Valley City State, Nicole had three kills, 10 assists, an ace and six digs. In a 3-0 win over Mount Marty Nicole had five digs and 12 assists. DSU plays at Briar Cliff Friday and hosts Mayville State Saturday.

South Dakota State women’s basketball: The Jacks have two exhibition games on their schedule—last night vs. St. Cloud State and next Thursday at home vs. Concordia-St. Paul.

Augustana women’s golf (Natalie Young): The Vikings concluded their fall season with a seventh place among 19 teams at the Tulsa Cup in Oklahoma. Natalie tied for 25th with a 75-85-74=234 scorecard.


“Stop waiting for the pandemic to end. It’s unlikely there will be an official ending any time soon. Remember you are resilient and try to start living your life in this new normal.”
— Amanda E. White


Thursday, Oct. 28:
Trevor Larson, Kathryn Lindbloom, Luralynn Davenport, Madison Siebrasse, Katherine Breske, Thelma Allison, Jodi Gabriel, Kristi Heestdalen, Logan Stoeser, Samantha Beck, Kyle Cichos, Megan (Rapp) Deal, Kendra (Ott) Beyer, Jane Pitlick.
— 32nd anniversary, Jeff/Wanda (Ping) Adel.
— 4th anniversary, Brady/Alyssa (Hudecek) Groff.

Friday, Oct. 29:
Tara Prue, Tyler Prue, Jenna Hall, Tim Cass, Abe Storms, Greg Dean, Amanda Harsin, Darcie (Olson) Kringen, Brian Paulson, Mike Hofmeister.
— 38th anniversary, Mike/Sharon Larsen.
— Anniversary, Jon/Michelle Boer.
— 16th anniversary, Clint/Geli (Morin) Alumbaugh.

Saturday, Oct. 30:
Branch Wolf, Karna (Knapp) Pfeffer, Michael Roberts, Jessica (Duba) Castelli, Dusty Hunsley, Carrie (Gonsor) Sanderson, Trey Owens, Satchel Workman, Jim Bilbrey, Milo Nill, Taryn (Wolf) Blaseg, Andrew St. Claire, Nicole Hill, Cassidy (Rogers) Kulesa.
— 12th anniversary, Jason/Allison Knox.

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

Monday, Nov. 1:
Juanita McKeever, Melanie (Ramse) Turp, Kelcy Curtis, Tate Uecker, Mark Kozel, Marc McGregor.
— 18th anniversary, Nathan/Nicole Welsh.
— 18th anniversary, Justin/Mindy (Stearns) Sivage.
— 7th anniversary, Mike/Rachel Fisher.

Tuesday, Nov. 2:
Dax Larson, Jeremy Pullman, Glenda (Gill) Eisenbeisz, Tiffany (Sonnenschein) Anderson, Dee Clegg, Lois Ries, Taylor Hyde, Jasmin (Fosheim) Turner, Cindy (Minder) DeFries, Deb Schuetzle, Eddie Welch, Brandon Lowery, Mat Dutt, Rochelle (Rutschke) Kenzy, Kevin Richter.

Wednesday, Nov. 3:
Chris Rounds, Dale Bertsch, Randy Englund, Liz Hunt, Kevin Woster, Dakota Coppess, Gus Runyan, Caden Thompson, Samantha Nielsen, Cortlyn Ahlers, Emily Finley, Ed Baer, Darin Ries, Karla (Grueb) Kendrick.
— 9th anniversary, Joe/Rachel Lomheim.

Thursday, Nov. 4:
Kara Gloe, Desirae Van Roekel, Nancy Gordon, McKenna Hall, Kristoffer Iwan, Jamie Porter, Ryan Wedin, Steven Blake.
— 26th anniversary, Mark/Tanna Zabel.
— 43rd anniversary, Kerry/Pam Wenbourne.


Chris and Ashlee Voller of Billings, Mont., are the parents of a second son. Austin Joseph Voller was born Oct. 20, weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and measuring 21 inches. He joins brother, Tristan, 2, in the Voller family. Meanwhile, Tristan is home to begin the next phase of his leukemia battle.

Kathryn Bellander, 69, died Oct. 20. Her funeral is being held this (Thursday) morning at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. The daughter of Bud and Eileen O’Day, Kathryn attended Stanley County High School. She worked at the Department of Labor and as a waitress and cook at the D&E Cafe and the Chuckwagon Cafe. She is survived by her daughter, Dulcie (Tom) Stotts; her son, DaWayne (Shelly) Bellander; six grandchildren, and six siblings, Mary Ellen Jakeway, Cindy (Greg) Malsam, Roy (Robin) O’Day, Ray (Karla) O’Day, Wendy (Warren) Peterson, and Michael (Sandra) O’Day.

Riggs High alumnus Adam Johnson became engaged last week to Julia Metry. They live in Atlanta.

Ferley Jewelers, a downtown Pierre business for nearly a century, will soon be gone. Owner Rick Kaiser said the store is closed this week to prepare for its final weeks of business. The store will reopen Monday, Nov. 1, and will have a six-week going-out-of-business sale. The store opened in 1923 as the Dukelow Jewelry Store. In 1944 Mr. Dukelow partnered with Les Ferley, who bought out Dukelow in 1947. Bob Kaiser, who had been an employee of Les Ferley, took over ownership in 1981, and his son Rick took over in 2003. (News courtesy of “Today’s KCCR News.”)

Stanley Durston, 74, died at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital Oct. 18. His funeral was held Tuesday at Isburg Funeral Chapel. A graduate of Riggs High School, Stan served with the South Dakota Army National Guard. He married Naomi Wohlwend, and they became the parents of two children. He worked for state dispatch and had his own carpet-cleaning and window-washing business. He owned the Aero Dyna Kleen franchise for many years. In 1980 he met Arlinda Holzwarth, and they were together for 40 years. Besides Arlinda, he is survived by his daughter, Cyndi (Joe) Hammer of Pierre; his son, Paul Durston of Arvada, Colo.; a grandson, and a step-grandson.

Damon and Jessica Thielen of Sioux Falls are the parents of a son, Vance James Thielen. He was born Oct. 20, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and measuring 20 inches. He joins a sister, Vada, 2, in the family.

The culinary class at Riggs High School earned recognition as Fine Arts Performers of the Week. The class members solely catered a lunch for a recent education leaders summit in Pierre. The class is taught by LaKisha Jordan.

A memorial service for James Snow, 89, Hot Springs, was held Wednesday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hot Springs. He passed away at home Oct. 22. Jim joined the South Dakota Army National Guard in 1946 and transferred to the U.S. Navy in 1950. He served four years aboard the USS Wasp, the USS Coral Sea and the USS Tarawa. He was discharged as an E-5 in 1954. Jim earned his GED, a bachelor of science degree at Chadron State, a master’s degree at USD and a doctorate in psychology at Walden University in California. He married DeVonne Condon in 1956. Jim worked as a Gambles store manager, a counselor in youth forestry camps, a probation officer in several counties, a police officer, a city planner and a youth/adult counselor in schools and on reservations. He is survived by his wife DeVonne in Hot Springs; his daughter, Shannon (Dave Owen) Livesay of Hot Springs; his son, Pat Snow of Pierre; his brother, Bill (Sheri) Snow; six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Gilda Stein, 86, who moved to Pierre in 2014 to be close to her nephew, Jay Schwartz; his wife, Ann (Schroyer); and their two children, died Oct. 22. No formal service will be held. A native of New York City, she worked as a legal secretary and after retirement as an elementary school aide in Florida.


“The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully.”
— Henry Rollins


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