Vol. 23, No. 3; Thursday, September 15, 2022

Sep 15, 2022 | Parker's Midweek Update | 0 comments


“He that raises a large family, does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow, but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure, too.”
— Benjamin Franklin


8 days: Sept. 23, first day for absentee voting and in-person voting at county auditors’ offices.
39 days: Oct. 24, the final day for voter registration for the general election.
54 days: Nov. 8, Election Day.


This week’s schedules:
Girls soccer: home vs. Brookings, 3 p.m.
Boys soccer: home vs. Brookings, 3 p.m.
Boys golf: at Mitchell invitational, 10:30 a.m.
Football: home vs. Yankton, 7 p.m.
Cross country: at Huron invitational, 9 a.m.
Girls tennis: at Aberdeen Central invitational, 9 a.m.
Cheer/dance: at Brookings invitational, 11 a.m.
Volleyball: at Sioux Falls Lincoln, 2:30 p.m.
Boys golf: at Watertown invitational, 10 a.m.
Girls soccer: at Yankton, 4 p.m.
Boys soccer: at Yankton, 6 p.m.
Cheer/dance: at Huron invitational, 3 p.m.

Girls tennis: Two wins in three matches last weekend lifted Pierre’s record in duals to 13-4. Pierre beat Brookings, 9-0; lost to Watertown, 7-2, and beat Huron, 7-2. Sydney Tedrow went unbeaten in her three singles matches. The Flight 4 singles spot was also unbeaten for the day with Jocelyn Corrales winning twice and Bailey Jessen once.

Football (3-0): Pierre rolled to a 43-0 halftime lead, established a running clock the rest of the way and topped Mitchell, 50-6. The first six Governor touchdowns came off the passing arm of Lincoln Kienholz. The first two were hauled in by Jackson Edman, the next by Cade Kaiser, another one to Edman, the next to Jett Zabel and finally a 73-yard TD play to Jack Merkwan. A fumble recovery by Trey Lewis set up the fourth score, and a fumble recovery by Jason Maciejczak set up the Merkwan touchdown, which saw the Govs go 91 yards in two plays after Maciejczak got the offense the ball. In the fourth quarter Elijah Boutchee scored on a 66-yard touchdown run to complete the scoring. As usual the Pierre defense was stifling. For example, after its first two possessions Mitchell had a total of eight yards of offense.

Girls soccer (5-4): The girls lost to Harrisburg, 6-1, as Ryann Barry scored the only Pierre goal. In their other weekend game the girls lost to Brandon Valley, 3-0.

Boys soccer (6-2-1): The Governors edged Harrisburg, 2-1, as Carson Ahartz made five saves and Ashton Griese and Devon Flottmeyer scored goals. The boys also beat Brandon Valley, 2-0, with goals scored by Devon Flottmeyer and Rylan Derry.

Boys golf: The Pierre boys won the team championship at the Yankton invitational with a score of 295, one stroke better than O’Gorman. Luke Olson with a 69 was individual champion after winning a playoff. Nick Bothun was seventh with a 74, Sawyer Sonnenschein 14th with a 75, Lincoln Houska 18th with a 77 and Jack Bartlett 28th with a 79. Charlie Simpson carded a 97.

Volleyball (8-1): Pierre stayed unbeaten with 3-0 sweeps over Sturgis and Spearfish. The game scores against the Scoopers were 25-11, 25-12 and 25-5. In the Spearfish dual the scores were 25-23, 25-15 and 25-12. Avyrie Kaiser and Lily Sanchez had seven kills apiece in the Spearfish match, and Makenna Schlekeway had four kills. On Tuesday the Governors lost a dual for the first time all season when Sioux Falls Washington won a 3-1 match. Game scores were 25-18, 12-25, 21-25 and 19-25. Kaiser had 14 kills and Campbell Boddicker nine kills.


This week’s schedules:
Cross country: at Chamberlain invitational, 2:30 p.m.
Volleyball: at Jones County, 6:30 p.m.
Football: at Bon Homme (in Tyndall), 5 p.m.
Volleyball: home tournament, 10 a.m.
Cross country: at Faulkton invitational, 1 p.m.

Volleyball: The Buffaloes rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win two games and force a fifth game but lost 3-2 on game scores of 11-25, 16-25, 25-23, 25-23, 6-15. At the Mobridge-Pollock tournament SCHS defeated North Central, 2-0; lost to McIntosh, 2-0, and lost to Ipswich, 2-0.


Football (4-0): The Chargers dominated Sunshine Bible, 50-8, in a game that ended in the middle of the third quarter. Landon Hepker threw three touchdown passes and ran in for another score himself. Thomas Farries carried 12 times for 148 yards and had a touchdown reception.

This week’s schedules:
Volleyball: home vs. Lyman, 6:30 p.m.
Football: at Colome, 7 p.m.
Cross country: at Potter County invitational, 10 a.m.
Volleyball: at North Central (in Bowdle), 6:30 p.m.
Cross country: at Faulkton invitational, 1 p.m.

Volleyball: At the Philip tournament the Chargers won over Kadoka, 2-0, on game scores of 25-23 and 29-27; won over Harding County, 2-0, on game scores of 25-8 and 25-15, and lost to Jones County, 2-0, on game scores of 18-25 and 20-25.


Thursday-Friday: lime.
Saturday-Sunday: cherry.
Monday-Tuesday: peach.
Wednesday-Thursday: maple.


Class 11AA update:
— Last week’s scores:
Pierre 50, Mitchell 6.
Sturgis 18, Aberdeen Central 13.
Spearfish 36, Douglas 8.
Brookings 24, Huron 2.
Yankton 41, Watertown 7.
Tea Area 44, Sioux Falls O’Gorman 41.
— Records against 11AA teams:
3-0: Pierre, Yankton.
2-0: Tea Area.
2-1: Brookings.
1-1: Spearfish, Sturgis.
1-2: Mitchell; Watertown.
0-1: Douglas.
0-3: Aberdeen Central, Huron.
— This week’s games:
Yankton at Pierre.
Mitchell at Aberdeen Central.
Spearfish at Brookings.
Tea Area at Douglas.
Huron at Sturgis.
Watertown at Sioux Falls Washington.

Missouri Valley Football Conference update:
— Standings: UND 1-0, everybody else 0-0, Northern Iowa 0-1.
— This week’s games (all non-conference games):
Cal Poly at USD
Butler at SDSU
NDSU at Arizona
UND at Arizona State
Youngstown State at Kentucky
Southern Illinois at Northwestern
Montana at Indiana State
Southern Utah at Western Illinois
Sacramento State at Northern Iowa
Missouri State at Arkansas
Eastern Illinois at Illinois State

Where is Brandon Cruse this week? Go to www.footballzebras.com starting Thursday to find the NFL officials’ assignments for this coming weekend’s games. Last week for the first weekend of the season Brandon and his crew worked the Buffalo-Los Angeles Rams game. The assignments are listed by crews, and Brandon is part of the Carl Cheffers officiating crew.

Hot Springs High School football (Ben Kramer): Coach Ben’s Bison lost to Dell Rapids, 41-21. Now 2-2, Hot Springs is home Friday against St. Thomas More.

Aberdeen Central High School football (Justin Briese): Justin’s first year as head coach has seen his Eagles face a brutal schedule. Last week they lost at Sturgis, 18-13, to go 0-3. Aberdeen has a homecoming game this week against Mitchell.

Minnesota Vikings (1-0): The Vikings won their season opener over Green Bay, 23-7. Next game is Monday night at Philadelphia on ABC (not ESPN).

Denver Broncos (0-1): On quarterback Russell Wilson’s much publicized return to Seattle, the Broncos fumbled twice at the 1-yard line and found other ways to lose to the Seahawks, 17-16. Denver has its home opener vs. Houston Sunday afternoon.

NFL games on local TV this weekend (subject to change by the networks):
* Thursday: Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m., Prime Video.
* Sunday: Tampa Bay at New Orleans, noon, Fox.
* Sunday: New England at Pittsburgh, noon, CBS.
* Sunday: Houston at Denver, 3:25 p.m., CBS.
* Sunday: Chicago at Green Bay, 7:20 p.m., NBC.
* Monday: Tennessee at Buffalo, 6:15 p.m., ESPN.
* Monday: Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m., ABC.

Midco Sports Network live games this week:
— Friday, 5 p.m.: High school football, Rapid City Stevens vs. Sioux Falls O’Gorman.
— Friday, 7 p.m.: High school football, Fargo Davies vs. West Fargo (MS2).
— Saturday, 1 p.m.: College football, USD vs. Cal Poly.
— Saturday, 6 p.m.: College football, SDSU vs. Butler.


Last week the losses by Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa, Baylor and Green Bay contributed to the downfall of many of our contestants. Nevertheless Jason Noyes and Dawn Magee still came up with 7-3 records for 10 points each. At 6-4 for nine points apiece were Mikal Kern, Randy Pool and Thomas Voeltz. At 5-5 for eight points each were Eric James, Kyle Richards, Brad Cruse and Nathan Vetter.

This week’s games (send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Saturday morning):
(1) California at Notre Dame.
(2) Nevada at Iowa.
(3) Florida State at Louisville.
(4) Colorado at Minnesota.
(5) BYU at Oregon.
(6) Michigan State at Washington.
(7) North Dakota State at Arizona.
(8) NFL: Tampa Bay at New Orleans.
(9) NFL: Cincinnati at Dallas.
(10) NFL: Atlanta at Los Angeles Rams.


“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”
— Helen Keller


Minnesota United FC: The Loons lost to Portland, 1-0, and tied Los Angeles FC 1-1. With their once-certain playoff status now very shaky, Minnesota plays at Sporting Kansas City at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): At the Ascension Charity Classic, Tom tied for 41st place with a 1-under-par 69-69-74=212, earning $8,000 for the weekend. The Sanford International at Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls is taking place this week with tournament play Friday through Sunday.


Badlands Sabres: The Sabres lost twice at home to Helena, 8-3 and 4-0, to open the season. Now 0-2, Badlands is home again Friday and Saturday vs. Yellowstone.


Minnesota Twins schedule:
— Thursday, Kansas City, 6:40 p.m.
— Friday, at Cleveland, 6:10 p.m.
— Saturday, at Cleveland, 12:10 and 6:10 p.m.
— Sunday, at Cleveland, 12:40 p.m.
— Monday, at Cleveland, 12:10 p.m.
— Tuesday, at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m.
— Wednesday, at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m.
— Thursday, at Kansas City, 1:10 p.m.

Pierre Trappers: Whether the team is called the Trappers next summer remains to be determined, but KCCR Sports reported yesterday that Pierre will be involved in collegiate summer baseball again next year. This time, however, it will be as part of the Independence League, the circuit composed of teams that bailed out of the Expedition League after its first year.


1 day: Riggs High homecoming day (Sept. 16).
1 day: South Dakota Film Festival, Aberdeen (Sept. 16-18).
8 days: South Dakota Festival of Books, Brookings (Sept. 23-25).
8 days: Stanley County High homecoming day (Sept. 23).
8 days: In-person and absentee voting for general election begins (Sept. 23).
9 days: Cougar Day at USF (Sept. 24).
9 days: “M” Day at School of Mines (Sept. 24).
9 days: Swarm Day at Black Hills State (Sept. 24).
9 days: Trojan Day at DSU (Sept. 24).
10 days: South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame inductions, Sioux Falls (Sept. 25).
15 days: Smith-Noem debate, Rapid City (Sept. 30).
15 days: Custer State Park buffalo roundup (Sept. 30).
16 days: Homecoming at Nebraska (Oct. 1).
16 days: Homecoming at Minnesota (Oct. 1).
16 days: Homecoming at NDSU (Oct. 1).
16 days: Homecoming at Northwestern (Iowa) (Oct. 1).
18 days: State ‘AA’ boys golf tournament, Mitchell (Oct. 3-4).
21 days: Minnesota Wild season opener (Oct. 6).
21 days: State ‘AA’ girls tennis tournament, Rapid City (Oct. 6-7).
22 days: Pierre Players’ “The Crucible” (Oct. 7-9, 13-15).
22 days: Baseball playoffs begin (Oct. 7).
23 days: Gypsy Day at Northern (Oct. 8).
25 days: Native American Day (Oct. 10).
28 days: Riggs High fall play (Oct. 13-15).
30 days: Viking Day at Augustana (Oct. 15).
30 days: State soccer championship games, Tea (Oct. 15).
32 days: Riggs High chorus concert (Oct. 17).


  • The dumbing down of the populace continues unabated. On Fox during one of the football games Sunday the analyst uttered this blasphemy: “between he and his receivers.” In a sports story in the Rapid City Journal over the weekend we found this statement: “USD’s first drive didn’t go nowhere.” (This may have been written by somebody at USD rather than the Journal, so I’m not sure whom to blame.) And there is the radio commercial airing regularly in Rapid City where the businessman boasts that “Me and my team are ready to help …”
  • Larissa FastHorse’s comedy, “Average Family,” opens at Black Hills Community Theatre next week. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, 24 and 30 and Oct. 1, 7 and 8 and 2 p.m. on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 and 9. For ticket reservations go online to www.bhct.org or call 605/394-1786.
  • There is no doubt volleyball is a big deal in Nebraska. Last week’s dual between Nebraska and Creighton drew the largest-ever crowd for a volleyball-only event—15,797 people.


Dakota State football (Collin Brueggeman, Jaden Flor, Nathan Cook): The Trojans (1-1) were idle last week. This Saturday they play Waldorf in Forest City, Iowa.

North Dakota State football (Grey Zabel): The Bison rolled North Carolina A&T, 43-3, to go to 2-0. NDSU plays Arizona in Tucson Saturday night at 10 p.m. on FS1.

Missouri Baptist football (Shawn Schnabel): Idle last week, Missouri Baptist (1-1) plays at Madonna University in Michigan Saturday.

Gallaudet football (Kyle Albertson): Though only a freshman, Kyle got his first collegiate starting role as offensive right guard for Gallaudet. They won 31-18 over Greensboro. Now 1-1, Gallaudet plays at the University of New England this weekend.

South Dakota State football (Regan Bollweg): The Jackrabbits won their home opener over UC-Davis, 24-22, as Davis missed a potential tying two-point conversion late in the game. Now 1-1, SDSU is home vs. Butler at 6 p.m. Saturday on Midco Sports Network.

St. Thomas women’s soccer (Molly Knoblauch): The Tommies lost to Marquette, 2-1, and now stand at 3-2-1. St. Thomas plays at Wyoming Saturday.

South Dakota women’s soccer (Joana Zanin, Janaina Zanin): The Coyotes tied Drake, 2-2, and tied Iowa State, 0-0. In the Drake match Janaina assisted on the first USD goal, and Joana scored the second goal at 49:44, tying the score. Now 1-5-3, USD’s next match is at SDSU Sept. 24.

Northwestern (Iowa) football (Morris Hofer): The Red Raiders swamped Dakota Wesleyan, 54-7. Morris was credited with one assisted tackle. Now 1-1, Northwestern plays Saturday at Jamestown College.

University of Sioux Falls cross country (Jessica Lutmer): At the SDSU meet Jessica placed 22nd of 67 runners in a time of 19:40.47. The USF women’s team placed second. Next on the USF schedule is the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota Sept. 23.

Dakota Wesleyan football (Evan Nordstrom): The Tigers lost at Northwestern (Iowa), 54-7. Now 0-3, DWU is home Saturday vs. Dordt.

Charleston volleyball (Jaxin Melby): It was a four-win weekend for the Charleston volleyballers, 3-0 over Salem, Bloomsburg and Belmont Abbey and 3-1 over Virginia State. In the Salem dual Jaxin played in two sets and had four kills and five digs. Now 11-2, Charleston plays Johnson C. Smith and Central State on Saturday and at West Virginia Wesleyan next Tuesday.

Northern State football (Jacob Howard): The Wolves lost at Wayne State, 13-6, in NSIC play. Now 1-1, NSU is home vs. Minnesota State-Mankato at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Augustana football (Jett Lamb, Colton Hartford): The Vikings led Bemidji State, 30-16, with under four minutes left but had to hold on to win 30-29 when BSU missed a two-point conversion try to win the game. Now 2-0, Augie plays at noon Saturday at MSU-Moorhead.

Augustana men’s golf (Bennett Geraets): The Vikings placed eighth among 11 teams at Bemidji State’s invitational Monday and Tuesday. Bennett placed 62nd with a 25-over-par scorecard of 87-80=167. Augustana competes next Monday and Tuesday at the Hardrocker Invitational in Rapid City at the Golf Club at Red Rock.

Black Hills State football (Josh Breske): The Yellowjackets defeated William Jewell (Mo.), 38-19. Now 2-0, BHSU plays at Chadron State at 6 p.m. Saturday.

St. Joseph’s men’s soccer (John Axtman): John saw action in both games this week as the Hawks lost to Cornell, 2-0, and tied Drexel, 0-0. Now 0-2-3, St. Joe’s plays at Dayton Saturday and at home vs. Maryland-Baltimore County next Tuesday.

Lafayette men’s soccer (Eric Axtman): The Leopards defeated Temple, 3-1, and lost to St. Francis (N.Y.), 2-1, this week. Now 4-2, Lafayette is home vs. Holy Cross Saturday and St. Peter’s Tuesday.


“Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.”
— President Harry S. Truman


Thursday, September 15:
Emily Coolidge, Dan Swenson, Rondell LeBeau, Austin Munyon, Brie Mikkelsen, Heather Stoeser, Amber (Gloe) Mason, Louisa Corbin, Steve Long.
— 15th anniversary, Jimmy/Sandy (Krom) Bauer.
— 10th anniversary, Allan/Krista (Wilson) Rounds.
— 10th anniversary, Dustin/Justine (Berven) Drew.
— We lovingly remember Donna Fjelstad on her birthday.

Friday, September 16:
Aron Nevin, Justin Sivage, Bobbi Ice, Anna Schmidt, Robyn (Clausen) Bauer, Gary Kafka, Anissa Grambihler, Georganne Sorenson, Gordon Goosen, Jonah Hopper.
— 5th anniversary, Derrick/Kelbie (Frederick) Miller.
— 5th anniversary, Jamie/Megan (Gordon) Ramirez.
— 22nd anniversary Jason/Amy Irion.
— 5th anniversary, Nathaniel/Brea (Paul) Louwagie.

Saturday, September 17:
Kallee (Hewlett) Rydland, Dusty Bergeson, Kaydee Neuharth, Niki (Cowan) Jaworski, Lori WIlbur, Tim Steece, Jess Burchill, Levi Clark, Coleman Varty, Oliver Hartmann, Meredith Jones, Dayson Carroll.
— 6th anniversary, Isaac/Chelsea (Stahl) LaLonde.
— 18th anniversary, Slade/Amy (Hofer) Weller.
— 17th anniversary, Wayne/Alyssa Schaefbauer.
— 6th anniversary, Sam/Chrystal (Bauer) Koenecke.
— 6th anniversary, Danny/Marilyn Salter.

Sunday, September 18:
Luna Patten, David Patten, Amanda Beck, Carter McCoy, Jocelyn (Newman) Frohm, Kathy (Willingham) Tartaglia, Shirley Javurek, Mandy (Jung) Moisan, Ben Chittenden, Troy Sogaard, Jackie Putzier, Courtney Freng.
— 1st anniversary, Andrew/Alisha (Hunt) Erickson.
— 13th anniversary, Brent/Cindy (Ryan) Reilly.
— 18th anniversary, James/Keri (Fargen) Sivage.
— 18th anniversary, Chad/Laurie (Koehn) Gilman.
— 12th anniversary, Ryan/Jenni Nuttall.
— 12th anniversary, Lonnie/Sarah (Peterson) Dozier.
— 12th anniversary, Cody/Jessica (Melvin) Moore.

Monday, September 19:
Laura Howard, Trevor Botts, Charles Jones, Carson Eisenbeisz, Stephanie (Mutschler) Pierson, D.J. Prue, Brett Fergen, Adley Lucas, Hunter Johnson.
— 1st anniversary, Chad/Amy (Tate) Uhrig.
— 7th anniversary, Calvin/Holly (Bilbrey Hostler) Frederick.
— 19th anniversary, Brad/Brandy Johnston.

Tuesday, September 20:
Noah Ann Newman, Bob Fuller, Sue Stotz, Brenden Kruckenberg, Tiffany (Tate) Stoeser, Taylor Crawford, Samantha Mitchell, Brian Long, Parker McKittrick, Claire Martin, Ryan Weaver, Rob Gull, George Vandel, Eric Lusk, Dave Gordon, Chad Kiel, Steve Baker.
— 8th anniversary, Jess/Cherissa (Nielsen) Wright.
— 9th anniversary, Tony/Meghan Parker.

Wednesday, September 21:
Willie Welch, Lance Fravel, Terry Hofer, Jason Noyes, Max Fretta, John Potts, Alex Smith, Knox Hollingsworth, Carl Eichstadt, Abbie Waitman, Kim (Kindle) Nachreiner, Ken Barber, Patty Hofer, Arlene Krueger, Mark Wixon, Jessie (Stewart) McEntaffer.
— 3rd anniversary, Casey/Annie (Schaefer) Buechler.
— 9th anniversary, Kyle/Loryn (Schuetzle) Lichty.
— 9th anniversary, Sid/Bethany (Goeden) Intorn.
— 6th anniversary, Jacob/Katie Parsons.

Thursday, September 22:
Rob Dvorak, James Sivage, Bridgette Wernke, Paige (Wilbur) Bock, Troy Rus, Connie Pierce, Krista (Lovald) Miller, Charlie Maurice, Aimee (Vogel) Van Houten, Mark Dutt.
— 10th anniversary, Zach/Ellie Word.


Dan Schenk, 79, died Sept. 7 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls. A Masonic service will take place at 3 p.m. next Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Isburg Funeral Chapel. Dan grew up in Rapid City, Pickstown and Yankton and in Massachusetts. He was the first Pierre child to have polio and was sent to Hot Springs for treatment. Dan served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to military intelligence. He earned a degree in government studies at USD. He married Becky in 1969, and they located to Pierre. Dan was hired and helped form the Unified Judicial System, managing clerks of courts and serving in various capacities such as personnel officer and court administrator. He was part of the Pierre Polo Club and a co-founder of the High Plains Dump Runners Association. Dan and Becky welcomed international travelers into their home. He is survived by his wife, Becky Schenk; his dog, Charlie; his sister, Cate Thompson; his brothers-n-law, Tim and Tom Burns, and his sister-in-law, Jeanne Schrier.

Faith Lutheran Church in Pierre will hold a Country Fair on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend the annual fall bazaar, which features baked goods, crafts, homemade candy, homegrown produce, gift baskets, fresh caramel rolls for breakfast and a lunch counter with homemade soup and sandwiches, plus homemade pie by the slice. Proceeds will benefit local, regional, national and global mission efforts. Faith Lutheran Church is located on North Euclid Avenue in Pierre.

The South Dakota Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will honor three Pierre people on Sept. 27 during South Dakota’s National Philanthropy Day. Scott and Julia Jones will be recognized as the 2022 Outstanding Philanthropists for their commitments to 44 nonprofits and their leadership of several campaigns. Stephanie Judson will be honored as the 2022 Outstanding Fundraising Professional. As president/CEO of the South Dakota Community Foundation, she has increased its staff from five to 17 and grown SDCF assets to $800 million. (News courtesy of KCCR Radio News)

Sandra (Sandy) Foell, 69, died Sept. 6. Services were held Tuesday at Lutheran Memorial Church. Sandy grew up at Peever and graduated from Sisseton High School. She and Dennis Foell were married in 1972. They lived in Pierre where Sandy worked for the state. She is survived by her husband; her mother, Violet Karst; her daughter, Stacy (Mike) Bartlett; her sons, Matt (Heather) Foell and Jake (Vivian) Foell; seven grandchildren, and her siblings, Barb (Gary) Aadland, Vicki Kienow, Mark (Jean) Karst and Deb (Floyd) Hart.

Jason and Micki Noyes of Sioux Falls are expecting their second child in March. Their son Langston will be 3 in November. They live in Sioux Falls where Jason still works for HireClick, a company formerly known as NetPartners, Modern Internet and Classified Verticals.

Pierre native Jerry Tveidt was honored in SDBanker Magazine’s September issue as Emerging Leader of the Month. Jerry has been with Dacotah Bank in Aberdeen for nine years. Since earlier this year he has been in the role of Southern Region President, working with 12 of Dacotah Bank’s 34 locations. Jerry’s banking career began with an internship with BankWest under Steve Bumann during college. After graduating from North Dakota State University in 2006, Jerry was offered a job by Roger Novotny as a bank examiner with the state Division of Banking. He worked for six years there with Tim Ahartz and staff. Jerry returned to BankWest for a year until 2013 when Dave Bangasser at Dacotah Bank offered him a job in developing the bank’s credit risk management department. The fact that Jerry’s girlfriend Darcie lived in Aberdeen at the time made the position all the more appealing. Darcie is now Jerry’s wife, and they are the parents of Ivy, 3, and Kru, 1.

Robert Calkins, 83, died at home in rural Fort Pierre on Sept. 8. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at the Pat Duffy Community & Youth Involved Center, followed by a rosary at 7. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church. Bobby grew up on a ranch along Antelope Creek southwest of Fort Pierre. He attended Riggs High School and served for nine years with the National Guard’s 147th Artillery Unit. He married Bonnie, and they were divorced. He later married Kim, and they were divorced. He ranched on the Bruce Place, the Weston Place and the Bear Paw Place and also worked at the sale barn in Fort Pierre. Survivors include his sister, Kay Venjohn; his daughter, Barb Stoeser; his granddaughter, Kie Stoeser; his grandson, Tyler Stoeser; three great-grandchildren, and nieces, nephews, step-daughters and step-grandchildren.

Dan and Stacy (Hull) Cottrell live in Winona, Minn., where their daughter, Kayleigh, is a senior and son, Clay, is a sophomore at Winona High School. Dan is dredging manager on the Mississippi River with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Paul District.

At Riggs High’s coronation Monday night, Hudson Allen and Autumn Iverson were crowned to reign over this week’s homecoming events.

Janice (Hillmer) Kilbourn, 66, Blunt, died Sept. 9 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. Services were held Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blunt. Janice attended school in Blunt and at Raber School and later earned her GED. She worked as a cook at several restaurants during her lifetime and worked as a caretaker for friends. She is survived by her partner, Ben Reinert; her children, Cody (Ange) Serbousek of Blunt, Billy (Brooke) Serbousek of Springfield, Ill., and Ashley (Rodney) Hiatt of Missoula, Mont.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and her brothers, John (Jean) Hlllmer of Fort Pierre and Dick (Lila) Hillmer of Onida.

Lucas Jeanotte was involved in a serious car accident in Pierre on Aug. 25. After being flown to Sioux Falls, he underwent two surgeries, one to put plates into his neck and one to fix his broken ankles. A cervical spine mass has to be removed at some point. He is still hospitalized in Sioux Falls. A GoFundMe page has been developed to help his significant other, Amanda Clark, and their daughter, Emersyn, remain in Sioux Falls with Lucas for many weeks.

Jordan and Madison Shangreaux of Aberdeen became parents for the first time Sept. 9. Their son, Hudson James Shangreaux, weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces. Jordan is an athletic trainer for Northern State University.

Julie (Schmitz) Jensen, 65, died at home in Rapid City on Sept. 5. She grew up in Bonesteel. After high school she moved to Pierre to intern for Gov. Richard Kneip. While in Pierre, she was chosen National Honey Queen, which took her around the world, launching a career that spanned 40 years in the tourism industry. Julie and her husband, Gary Jensen, became the parents of three children, Samuel, Benjamin and Abigail. Julie worked as assistant director of the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau, as executive director of the Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau and most recently as president and CEO of Visit Rapid City. She is survived by her three children, her mother, a sister and six grandchildren.

Pierre native Steph Vietor received the news that her art piece, “Part of Holiness,” is one of 66 pieces selected by the juror for inclusion in the MidAmerica Pastel Society’s 2022 Adventures in Pastel International Exhibition. The show will hang Oct. 6-29 at a gallery in the community center in Merriam, Kan. This was Steph’s first time entering a painting in a juried show. Awards will be announced the first night of the exhibition.

Jennifer Stalley, Pierre attorney and lobbyist, has been named South Dakota Golf Association’s Senior Female Golfer of the Year. She won the SDGA senior women’s championship, placed fourth in the SDGA two-woman championship division and with husband Bob placed fourth in the senior husband-wife championship.

Neil Fanning, 35, Sturgis, died at home Sept. 2. He was born in Pierre, the second of four children of Steve and Ann Fanning. He is survived by his parents; brothers Will Damon and Cole Fanning; sisters Marie and Danielle Fanning and two nieces. A celebration of his life will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Crossroads Assembly of God in Sturgis.

Kevin Hipple is retiring from his long-time position with Hughes County. A retirement party will be held at the Izaak Walton League clubhouse in southeast Pierre from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Snacks, dinner and desserts will be provided.

Jerry Suhn, 74, died at his home near Pierre Sept. 8. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 at St. John’s Catholic Church Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated there at 11 a.m. Saturday. He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Kindopp) Suhn; his children, Justin Suhn of Arthur, Neb., Todd (Wendy) Suhn of Hermosa, Randy (Karie) Suhn of Riverton, Wyo., Jerrian (Beau) Franzen of Morse, Texas, James (Julie) Kindopp of Sioux Falls, Justin (Lynn) Kindopp of Gary, Sara (Willie) Gloe of Pierre and Amber (Josh) Mason of Pierre; 13 grandchildren, and his siblings, Barbara Lau of Yankton, Vern (Vicki) Suhn of Eureka, Kan., Dale (LeAnn) Suhn of Miller and Kathy Marsden of Watertown.


“In his craven lust for power, his absence of morality or character, his complete disregard for human life, his stratospheric narcissism, his full rejection of the law, Donald Trump has not broken America but revealed our brokenness. Now we have to decide how we mend ourselves.”
— John Pavlovitz


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