Vol. 23, No. 18; Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

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THOUGHT FOR TODAY

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire. It is the time for home.
— Edith Sitwell

PIERRE GOVERNORS SPORTS ROUNDUP

This week’s schedules:
— THURSDAY
Girls wrestling: at Yankton, 5 p.m.; vs. Huron (at Yankton), 6 p.m.
Boys wrestling: at Yankton, 5 p.m.; vs. Huron (at Yankton), 6 p.m.
Girls basketball: home vs. Brandon Valley, 7 p.m.
Boys basketball: at Brandon Valley, 7 p.m.
— FRIDAY
Girls wrestling: home for Pierre invitational, 4 p.m.
— SATURDAY
Boys wrestling: home for Pierre invitational, 10 a.m.
Gymnastics: at Watertown invitational, 11 a.m.
Boys basketball: at Douglas, 3 p.m.
— TUESDAY
Girls basketball: home vs. Aberdeen Central, 7 p.m.
Boys basketball: at Aberdeen Central, 7 p.m.

Girls wrestling: Pierre was the team champion at the Harrisburg tournament with 218 points, followed by Canton 157.5, Viborg/Hurley-Wakonda 132, Shawnee Mission Northwest (Kansas) 107, Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon 69 and Harrisburg 69. Gianna Stangeland at 132 pounds, Hattie Baldwin at 154 and Ciara McFarling at 285 won individual championships. Other placers: Sydney Uhrig third at 106; Kali Ringstmeyer sixth and Lexie Hillmer fourth at 113; Kezrey Benning, third at 120; Dani Ringstmeyer, second at 126; Abbigail Lewis, third at 142; Ireland Templeton, fourth at 170; Marlee Shorter, second at 190.

Gymnastics: At their home meet the Governor girls were third behind champion O’Gorman and runner-up Harrisburg. Pierre’s score was 135.925. Isabel Jirsa and Ryen Sheppick both had state-meet qualifying scores. Jirsa was fifth on the beam and seventh in floor exercise. Sheppick was sixth on the beam and sixth in the all-around standings.

Boys wrestling: In a dual Pierre topped Watertown, 44-21. Josh Rydberg, Gavin Stotts, Chance Carda and Jaxon Ducheneaux won by pins. Lucas Chamberlin and Tristan Spencer won by tech falls. Alex Oedekoven won by major decision, and Elijah Boutchee and Deegan Houska won by decisions. At the Jerry Opbroek invitational in Mitchell, Sturgis was the team champion with 199.5 points, followed by Pierre as runner-up at 191, then Watertown 189.5, Rapid City Stevens 129 and Parkston 121. Spencer, Ducheneaux, Houska and Rydberg were individual champions. Other placers: Jacob Mason, fourth at 106; Oedekoven, second at 113; LIncoln Schoenhard, fourth at 120; Chance Carda, second at 182; Stotts, third at 195; Boutchee, second at 220.

Boys basketball (6-2): The Governor boys were idle last week.

Girls basketball (8-1): The girls won over Lakota Tech at Pine Ridge, 60-41, forcing 11 turnovers in the fourth period to open up the game. Reese Terwilliger led Pierre with 18 points. She had 15 points along with six rebounds Tuesday as the Governors swamped Douglas, 61-19, leading 49-14 at halftime. Remi Price had 13 points, Sydney Tedrow nine and Lennix Dupris eight.

STANLEY COUNTY BUFFALOES SPORTS ROUNDUP

This week’s schedules:
— THURSDAY
Girls basketball: home vs. Sully Buttes.
— FRiDAY
Gymnastics: home for Stanley County quadrangular, 5:30 p.m.
— SATURDAY
Wrestling: at Winner invitational, 10 a.m.
Gymnastics: home for Stanley County invitational, 11 a.m.
— TUESDAY
Girls basketball: home vs. Gregory.
Boys basketball: at Sully Buttes.

Boys basketball: The Buffaloes stand at 2-8 after going 1-2 at the Jones County Invitational and winning seventh place there. In the quarterfinals SCHS lost to Jones County, 51-43 as Broch Zeeb had 17 points and nine rebounds and Kaden Montana 13 points. In the consolation semifinals the Buffaloes lost to Kadoka Area, 35-26. SCHS won the seventh-place game over Bennett County, 48-20, after leading by 27-2 at the end of the first quarter.

Girls basketball (4-8): In their only game of the week the Buffalo girls lost to Lyman, 57-41.

SULLY BUTTES CHARGERS SPORTS ROUNDUP

This week’s schedules:
— THURSDAY
Wrestling: at Mobridge-Pollock quadrangular.
Girls basketball: at Stanley County.
— SATURDAY
Wrestling: at Winner invitational.
— TUESDAY
Boys basketball: home vs. Stanley County.

Girls basketball (7-2): With starter Lydia Hill gone for the state Snow Queen pageant, the Charger girls lost their first two games of the season. In a 56-29 loss to Miller, Ally Wittler had eight points as high scorer. In a 51-37 loss to Timber Lake Stevie Wittler had 16 points and Ally Wittler 14.

Boys basketball (1-7): The Chargers lost to Miller, 76-59, despite leading after three quarters. Then they lost to Redfield, 71-57, despite Wes Wittler’s 28 points. On Tuesday Sully Buttes secured its first win of the year, taking down Timber Lake, 69-48. Wes Wittler scored 22 and Landon Hepker 12.

PARKER’S PERSONAL NOTES

  • When the women’s basketball teams from Augustana and UMary played each other in Sioux Falls last Friday night, there was a Sully Buttes reunion of sorts. Katie Bourk is an assistant coach with Augie, and Chloe Lamb is in her first year as an assistant coach at Mary, and both Katie and Chloe are SBHS alumni and former Charger basketball players. Another such reunion occurred at the Corn Palace Sunday when former Sully Buttes teammates Nick Wittler of DWU and Lincoln Jordre of Mount Marty faced each other on the court, and quite a group of people from the Onida area were there to see it.

BIRTHDAYS/ANNIVERSARIES

Thursday, January 19:
Martha Nystrom, Clint Fouts, Jake Vogel, Natalie Blaseg, Becky (Barringer) Hoffman, Karla Baus, Darin Hausmann, Noah Wright, Destiny Garber, Caren (Howard) Huxford, Chandra Schoenhard, Barbara Crandell-Miller, Lane Hawkins, Allen Hiller, Fletcher Delvo.

Friday, January 20:
Emersyn Jeanotte, Eleni Wright, Andrea (Miller) Baker, Amber Kelley, Ryan Anderson, DeNeil (Hosman) Taylor, Greg Chapin, Katie Bartel, Jason Richards, Dorinda Timmons, Sue (Brink) Joachim, Kirsten Wilcox, Austyn Norman, Kaitlin Thomas, Lucas Stoeser, Kathy (Walker) Blackburn.
— 5th anniversary, Allen/Sarah (Zellmer) Johnson.

Saturday, January 21:
Justin Artz, Doug Paxton, Jean Hertel, Monte Pullman, Daniall Deis, Isaac Heymans, Mary (Jordre) Jensen, Nate Sprenkle, Becky Thompson, Parker Parsons.
— 1st anniversary, Phil/Kacie (Schneider) Greenwood.

Sunday, January 22:
Jon Boer, Bob Joachim, Matt Boyer, Mike Schuh, Jameson Bollinger, Maddox Dokken, Jason Sulzle, James Neil Watson, Tracy Roberts, Brian Thompson, Burkelee Kenefick-Aschoff, Dustin Boes, Mark Venner, Paula Adam-Burchill, Mark Sweetman, Charis (Fouts) Blanchette.

Monday, January 23:
Eric James, Erica Flyger, Adam Johnson, Heidi Jennings, Melissa (Moore) Flottmeyer, Derk Campbell, Peyton Zabel, Jan Hartland.

Tuesday, January 24:
Andrew Powers, Jackie Yackley, Pam Brandner, Nancy Grunewaldt, Jeff Holcomb, Lynnsey Briese, Mary Thorson.

Wednesday, January 25:
Seth Hipple, Irene LaFurge, Luke LeBeau, Zoey Ann Hanson, Shawna Erickson, Stephanie Bowers, Nate Neufeld, Stephen Nielson, Aidan Dozark, Audrey Perli, Reed Ludwig, Tawna (Williams) Millington, Mary Joyce Rounds, Jonathan Kreycik.

Thursday, January 26:
Solomon Erlandson, Ruth Rehn, Owen Schnabel, Sandi (Ahrendt) Beckman, Diana Tibbs, Dustin Ortbahn, Logan Bouchie.
— We remember Luke Melius, who passed away 11 years ago today.

ONE YEAR AGO IN THE MIDWEEK UPDATE

Greg Dean passed away unexpectedly at the age of 58 after a workout at a local fitness center.

HOCKEY UPDATE

Aberdeen Wings: The Wings split with Minot, losing 4-0 and winning 5-2. Aberdeen is home vs. Bismarck Thursday and at Bismarck Friday and Saturday.

Badlands Sabres (Mason Martin): The Sabres swept Yellowstone, 5-3 and 4-3 in a shootout. The team plays at Gillette Friday and Saturday.

Rapid City Rush: The Rush split a pair of weekend games with Tulsa, winning 3-1 and losing in overtime 4-3. On Monday the Rush won in overtime over Kansas City 4-3. Rapid City is home Friday and Saturday vs. Idaho, then goes to Utah next Wednesday.

Minnesota Wild: The Wild went 3-0 this week with a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders, a 2-1 win over Arizona and a 4-2 win over Washington. Minnesota goes to Carolina Thursday, to Florida Saturday and on to Tampa Bay Tuesday.

Oahe Capitals girls varsity: The girls lost to Brookings, 4-1. Brylee Kafka scored the Caps’ goal, and Abigail Stewart Fromm was peppered with 43 shots, making 39 saves. The girls varsity plays at Mitchell at 4 p.m. Saturday and at Watertown at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Oahe Capitals boys varsity: The Capitals were idle last weekend but make up for it with a grueling weekend ahead—Friday at Sioux Falls #2, Saturday at Mitchell and Sunday at Aberdeen.

BASKETBALL UPDATE

Midco Sports Network live games this week:
— THURSDAY
Men’s basketball: USD vs. Denver, 7 p.m. (MS2).
Men’s basketball: UND vs. Kansas City, 7 p.m.
— FRIDAY
Men’s hockey: UND vs. Minnesota-Duluth, 7 p.m.
Boys basketball: Sioux Falls Lincoln vs. Sioux Falls O’Gorman, 7:30 p.m. (MS2).
— SATURDAY
Men’s basketball: UND vs. Oral Roberts, 1 p.m.
Men’s basketball: SDSU vs. Denver, 2 p.m. (MS2).
Men’s hockey: UND vs. Minnesota-Duluth, 6 p.m.

Summit League basketball update:
— MEN’S BASKETBALL
* USD (7-10): Lost to SDSU 82-64.
Upcoming games: Thursday home vs. Denver; Saturday home vs. Omaha.
* SDSU (9-9): Defeated USD 82-64.
Upcoming games: Thursday home vs. Omaha; Saturday home vs. Denver.
* League standings: Oral Roberts 6-0, NDSU 5-2, SDSU 4-2, St. Thomas 4-4, USD 3-3, Kansas City 3-3, Western Illinois 3-4, Omaha 3-4, Denver 2-5, UND 0-6.
— WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
* USD (8-10): Lost to SDSU 118-59.
Upcoming games: Thursday at Denver; Saturday at Omaha.
* SDSU (14-5): Defeated USD 118-59.
Upcoming games: Thursday at Omaha; Saturday at Denver.
* League standings: SDSU 7-0, NDSU 6-1, USD 4-3, UND 4-3 Omaha 3-3, Denver 3-3, Oral Roberts 3-4, St. Thomas 2-6, Western Illinois 2-6, Kansas City 1-6.

Sioux Falls Skyforce: The Force lost to Santa Cruz, 126-103, then beat Santa Cruz, 129-110; lost to the Raptors 905, 126-123, and lost to Lakeland, 104-100. Sioux Falls is home vs. Lakeland again Thursday and home vs. Austin next Tuesday.

Minnesota Timberwolves: The Wolves won over Phoenix, 121-116, and beat Cleveland, 110-102; lost to Utah, 126-125, and last night at Denver the Wolves led for the entire game until the last two minutes, and a lead of 118-113 saw Denver score the last nine points to beat the Wolves 122-118. Now with a record of 22-24, Minnesota is home vs. Toronto tonight and Houston Saturday, then plays at Houston Monday and at New Orleans Wednesday.

FOOTBALL UPDATE

Minnesota Vikings: The magic that led them to a record of 11-0 in one-score games during a 13-3 regular season was absent Sunday as the Vikings lost to the New York Giants in a home wild-card game, 31-24.

NFL playoff games on TV this weekend:
— Saturday: Jacksonville at Kansas City, 3:30 p.m., NBC.
— Saturday: New York Giants at Philadelphia, 7:15 p.mn., Fox.
— Sunday: Cincinnati at Buffalo, 2 p.m., CBS.
— Sunday: Dallass at San Francisco, 5:30 p.m., Fox.

FOOTBALL CONTEST #25

Last week in our contest covering the six NFL wild-card games, Terry Tousley got them all right at 6-0. Earning 9 points each for 5-1 records, with most of them missing on the Vikings’ loss, were Kyle Richards, Mikal Kern, Beth Rinehart, Debra Bollinger, Jason Noyes, Eric Jamers and Thomas Voeltz. At 4-2 for 8 points each were Jon Boer, Laurie Johnson, Levi Neuharth, Randy Pool, David Ludwig, Nathan Vetter and Dawn Magee. At 3-3 for 7 points was Seb Axtman.

Contest #25 (send your 4 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Saturday morning):
(1) Jacksonville at Kansas City.
(2) New York Giants at Philadelphia.
(3) Cincinnati at Buffalo.
(4) Dallas at San Francisco.

Our final contest of the year—picking the winners of the two NFL conference championship games—is coming next week.

GOLF UPDATE

PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): The tour begins its 2023 calendar in Hawaii at the Mitsubishi Electric tournament Thursday through Saturday.

WORDS OF WISDOM

Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.
— Joyce Meyer

COUNTDOWN

1 day: Pierre girls wrestling invitational (Jan. 20).
2 days: Pierre boys wrestling invitational (Jan. 21).
4 days: Stanley County National Honor Society induction ceremony (Jan. 23).
8 days: Riggs High one-act play (Jan. 27-28).
8 days: Rodeo Rapid City and Black HIlls Stock Show (Jan. 27-Feb. 4).
14 days: State one-act play festival, Sioux Falls O’Gorman (Feb. 2-4).
16 days: ESD Conference gymnastics meet, Pierre (Feb. 4).
17 days: Grammy awards, CBS-TV (Feb. 5).
22 days: State gymnastics meet, Aberdeen (Feb. 10-11).
24 days: Super Bowl LVII, Glendale, Ariz. (Feb. 12).
26 days: Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14).
28 days: ESD Conference girls wrestling tournament, Brandon (Feb. 16).
30 days: Region 3A boys wrestling tournament, Mission (Feb. 18).
32 days: Presidents Day (Feb. 20).
35 days: State wrestling tournaments, Rapid City (Feb. 23-25).

COLLEGE SPORTS ROUNDUP

Augustana swimming (Ella Ward-Zeller): Idle since before the holidays, the Viking swimmers return to the pool competitively tonight vs. Omaha.

Dakota Wesleyan men’s basketball (Nick Wittler): The Tigers lost at home to Mount Marty on a last-second layup, 81-79. Now 9-9 overall and 5-5 in the GPAC, DWU goes to Hastings Friday, to Doane Saturday and back home against Dordt next Wednesday.

South Dakota men’s basketball (Max Burchill): The Coyotes lost at home to SDSU, 82-64. In 19 minutes Max was 3-of-4 (1-of-2 in threes) and 1-of-2 for eight points with an assist and two steals. USD, now 7-10 overall, is home vs. Denver Thursday and Omaha Saturday.

Dakota Wesleyan track-field (Cobey Carr, Abby Ferris): At the four-school Dordt Open, Cobey placed third in the triple jump in a personal-best distance of 42’8 1/2″. The Tigers go to SDSU’s Division II invitational Friday.

South Dakota Mines track-field (Erick Colman): At Black Hills State’s meet Erick placed fourth in the shot put at 45’4 3/4″. The Hardrockers go back to BHSU for the Dave Little meet this weekend.

Mount Marty men’s basketball (Lincoln Jordre): The Lancers won a thriller at the Corn Palace, taking down DWU on a last-second layup, 81-79. Lincoln was 1-of-4 and 2-of-2 for four points with two rebounds and one assist. Now 8-12 overall and 4-8 in the GPAC, Mount Marty plays at Midland tonight (Thursday), weather permitting, and is scheduled at home Saturday vs. Morningside and at Jamestown next Wednesday.

Minnesota State-Mankato track-field (Maya Shorter): The Maverick women placed first among six schools at their own meet. There were no discus or javelin events in which Maya could participate. The team goes to the University of Iowa meet Friday and Saturday.

Black Hills State track-field (Frank Becker): At a home meet Frank placed seventh in the 400-meter dash in :53.71 and 13th in the 200 in :24.47. BHSU hosts its Dave Little meet Friday and Saturday.

Augustana women’s basketball (Aislinn Duffy, Katie Bourk): The Vikings won both weekend games to improve to 15-3 overall and 9-3 in the NSIC. In a 77-57 win over Mary, Aislinn was 6-of-11 (0-of-3 in threes) and 6-of-6 for 18 points with 10 rebounds, five assists and a steal. In a 74-67 win over Minot State, Aislinn went 9-of-16 (2-of-4 and 3-of-4 for 23 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a steal. Augustana is home Friday vs. Minnesota-Crookston and Saturday vs. Bemidji State.

Dakota Wesleyan wrestling (Aric Williams, Tyson Johnson): In a 29-11 dual loss to Morningside, Aric lost a 2-1 decision at 149 pounds, and Tyson lost a 6-3 decision. Tiger wrestlers go to Marshall, Mo., for the Missouri Valley Invitational this weekend.

USF track-field (Jessica Lutmer): The Cougars competed at Mount Marty’s meet, but Jessica did not compete there. The Cougars go to SDSU’s Jim Emmerich meet this weekend.

Northern track-field (Addison Cumbow): In a dual against Jamestown the NSU women won 105-20. Addison placed fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in :09.45 and second in the long jump at 15’10”. The Wolves go to SDSU’s Division II meet Friday.

Mary wrestling (Lincoln Turman): The #11-ranked Marauder wrestlers won a pair of NSIC duals, 23-15 over Minnesota State and 41-0 over MSU-Moorhead. Against Minnesota State Lincoln won a 6-4 decision at 149 pounds. He won an 8-4 decision at Moorhead. Now 9-1 in duals and 2-0 in league action, Mary wrestles at Minot State Sunday afternoon.

South Dakota State swimming (Morgan Nelson): The Jackrabbit women won a dual over St. Cloud State, 178.5 to 119.5. Morgan won the 100-meter breast stroke event in 1:09.96 and placed fourth in the 100 breast in 2:35.22. She swam on SDSU’s “A” team in the 200 medley relay, winning the event in 1:49.50. SDSU hosts USD for a dual Saturday.

Mary women’s basketball (Chloe Lamb): The Marauder women split games on a southeastern NSIC road trip. They lost at Augustana, 77-57, and won at Wayne State, 56-49. Now 9-6 overall and 8-4 in the league, Mary is home Friday vs. Upper Iowa and Saturday vs. Winona State.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

When you were made a leader, you weren’t given a crown. You were given the responsibility to bring out the best in others.
— Jack Welch

NEWS OF PEOPLE AND EVENTS

Pierre native and Post 8 baseball alumnus Ryan Merriam and his Dueling Duo piano act will perform for a Post 8 baseball fund-raiser at Drifters on Saturday night, Feb. 18, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tables of eight people are selling for $250, and only 33 tables are available. For ticket information go online to ryan@kruegercontracting.com.

Harry Bucholz, 71, died Jan. 10. His funeral took place Wednesday. Harry grew up in Fort Pierre and graduated from high school at Stanley County. He married Sharon Clark in 1974, and they had three children. Harry worked for the Division of Water and Natural Resources from 1979 to 1996. Survivors include his children, Harry Bucholz III of Sioux Falls, Patricia Thompson of Valdosta, Ga., and Jackie Shortey of Sioux Falls, and 11 grandchildren.

The fall semester Dean’s List at Augustana University includes Theodora Crawford, Cormac Duffy, Adisyn Gray, Colton Hartford and Natalie Mohr.

The Agar-Blunt-Onida school board has plans to refurbish the Sully Buttes High School gym and multi-purpose area in Onida in time for the 2023-24 school year, using school district funds and private donations. The gymnasium originally opened at Onida High School in 1957. Plans are for new scoreboards, refinished gym floors, new logos, wall painting and a HVAC system. The basketball court will be named in memory of Mark Senftner, teacher/coach who passed away last fall. His signature will be placed on the floor at each end of the court, and a SB logo will grace center-court. (News courtesy of KCCR Radio Sports)

Keith Van Bockel, 68, died at home in Pierre Jan. 12. His funeral is being held today (Thursday) at 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. A native of Gettysburg, Keith graduated from high school there in 1972. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1972 to 1982. He married Fran Cass in 1980, and they had three children. He married Faun Marshall in 1995, adopting her son Dylan, and they had a daughter together. Keith worked as an applicator for CHS for 32 years. He is survived by his wife, Faun Van Bockel; his children, Justin (Tina) Van Bockel, Blake Van Bockel, Jessie Jo Van Bockel (Jared McPherson), Dylan (Emily) Van Bockel and Jenny Van Bockel; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Patti Weber (Colgan Huber).

Tracie (Seyfer) Vogel has assumed a new position at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas, as associate athletic director for external operations. She previously has held the jobs of assistant registrar and associate director for recreational sports at the school. Tracie’s husband, Nate, is in his fourth season as head women’s basketball coach there.

According to Dakota Radio Group sports yesterday, the new clubhouse and pro shop manager at Hillsview Golf Course will be Chad Wire, who is coming from Kimball, Neb., where he has held a similar position for 16 years. Wise replaces Caryn (Doyle) Hayn, who retired at the end of last golf season.

Beverly Parrott, 86, died Jan. 11. A celebration of her life took place Jan. 13 at Faith Lutheran Church. Beverly graduated from Pierre High School in 1954 and married Roger Parrott in 1958. She worked for Pierre Abstract, for F.W. Hemminger as bookkeeper and as office manager for Burke Real Estate, retiring in 1993. She is survived by her son, Mark Parrott of Brookings; her daughter, Patty (Mark) Haigh of Sioux Falls; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pierre native Kyle Richards this week began a new job as CEO of Monument Health’s Rehabilitation and Critical Care Hospital in Rapid City. He most recently has been CEO of Good Samaritan Society’s nursing home and assisted living facilities at New Underwood and at Echo Ridge and St. Martin’s in Rapid City.

Ty Green, 31, Fort Pierre, died Jan. 14. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at the Isburg Funeral Chapel with a prayer service there at 7. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Pat Duffy Community Center. Ty was born in 1991 with a stroke disorder and cerebral palsy, which left him dependent on his parents for day-to-day care. He is survived by his parents, Tyler and Stacey Green; his brothers, Wyatt (Taylor) Green, Clayton (Kaylee) Green, Phillip Green, A.J. Green and Alex Green; his sister, Millie Green; four nieces; his grandparents, Casey and Dee Hannum, Kevin Green (Joni Boub), and LeAnna Fairbanks (Calvin Waln); his great-grandparents, Gene Green and George and Delpha Fairbanks, and many other relatives.

Larissa FastHorse’s play, “The Thanksgiving Play,” will open at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway in New York on April 20, preceded by the start of rehearsals in February and previews on March 23.

Robert Pierce Jr. died Jan. 13 at Oahe Manor in Gettysburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Onida. Bob grew up in Agar until 1947 when he and his parents, Bob and Frances Pierce, moved to a farm west of Onida. He graduated from Onida High School in 1960 and from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He returned to work on the family farm. After retirement he worked in farming for Stewarts’. Bob served as official weather recorder for NOAA for 52 years. Survivors include cousins Helen (Phares) Bright, Myron Phares, Larry Marshall, Diane Holte, Mark Marshall, Roger Currier, Ron Olson and Jackie Coley.

Alan Weinheimer, 52, rural Onida, died Jan. 12 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident east of Alexandria on I-90. Services are pending with the Isburg Funeral Chapel.

Hyacinth Young, 89, died Jan. 15. Her funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish, followed by burial at Black Hills National Cemetery. Hy grew up in Pennsylvania and worked for the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington as a secretary and a Russian interpreter. She met Capitol policeman James Linn, and they were married in 1954 and became parents of three children. After her parents and her husband all died unexpectedly within a three-month period in 1966, she moved her family to Peirre to be closer to the Linn family. In 1969 she married John Young, and they had a son together. The Youngs were married for 50 years until John passed away in 2020. Hy was a golf enthusiast and was active in Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include her sister, Jean Garner of Potomac, Md.; her daughter, Sharon (Linn) Johnson of Pierre; her sons, Bernard (Julie) Linn of Pierre, Jim Linn of Pierre, Joe (Candy) Linn of Fairfax, Iowa, and Jason (Krista) Young of Rapid City; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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