Vol. 23, No. 4; Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022

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THOUGHT FOR TODAY

“That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air. Another fall, another turned page. There was something of jubilee in the annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.”
— Wallace Stegner, “Angle of Repose”

ELECTION COUNTDOWN

1 day to Sept. 23, first day of early voting.
32 days to Oct. 24, deadline for voter registration for the general election.
47 days to Nov. 8, Election Day.

PIERRE GOVERNORS SPORTS ROUNDUP

This week’s schedules:
— FRIDAY
Cross country: at Rapid City Central invitational, 1 p.m.
Football: at Watertown, 7 p.m.
— SATURDAY
Boys golf: home for ESD meet, 10 a.m.
Cheer/dance: at Rapid City Stevens invitational, 11 a.m.
Girls soccer: at Sioux Falls Jefferson, 1 p.m.
Boys soccer: at Sioux Falls Jefferson, 3 p.m.
— TUESDAY
Girls tennis: at ESD tournament, Mitchell.
Girls soccer: at Huron, 4 p.m.
Cheer/dance: at Sioux Falls O’Gorman invitational, 3 p.m.
Boys soccer: at Huron, 6 p.m.
Volleyball: home vs. Rapid City Christian, 7 p.m.

Cheer/dance: At the Brookings meet Saturday the Governor dance team placed ninth overall with a 238.75 score. They were eighth in hip hop at 225.5 and eighth in pom at 252.

Volleyball: The Governors stand at 8-2 after a rare loss. Pierre was swept at Sioux Falls Lincoln, 3-0, on game scores of 17-25, 19-25, 21-25. Avyrie Kaiser had eight kills and Campbell Boddicker five kills.

Football: In the Govs’ homecoming game a 7-0 first quarter changed into a 28-3 halftime advantage for Pierre and an eventual 55-10 demolition of previously unbeaten Yankton. The Pierre defense tormented the Bucks’ offense and registered seven quarterback sacks. Early in the game Yankton had a chance to take the lead, but a touchdown pass was nullified by a penalty. That possession transformed into a rare third-and-goal situation from the 48-yard line as additional penalties punished Yankton. On fourth down Yankton had to punt. On Pierre’s possession Lincoln Kienholz broke through for a 62-yard touchdown scamper with 1:46 left in the first period, and it was 7-0 after Andrew Campea’s extra-point kick. A Trey Lewis interception at the end of the period set the stage for the next Pierre possession, which culminated into a three-yard touchdown plunge by Kienholz. After a Bucks field goal narrowed the lead to 14-3, a 48-yard pass play between Kienholz and Cade Kaiser set up Pierre in the red zone from where Kienholz passed to Jett Zabel for a touchdown. Just over four minutes later Kienholz and Zabel connected again on a 30-yard TD pass play to end the first half triumphantly. In the third quarter a Kienholz-to-Jackson Edman touchdown pass made it 34-3 before the Bucks scored a TD on a 3-yard run by quarterback Rugby Rykwen late in the period for a 34-10 score. In the final stanza Brock Moser ran 52 yards for a touchdown. After a Jayden Wiebe interception, Kienholz passed to Kaiser on an 18-yard touchdown. The final score came on a seven-yard TD run by Trevor Rounds.

Boys golf: Pierre placed sixth at the Mitchell Invitational last Friday. On Tuesday at Watertown’s meet the boys were the team champions, beating Watertown by four strokes. Luke Olson with a 1-under-par 71 placed second individually. Sawyer Sonnenschein was fifth with a 75, Jack Bartlett and Nick Bothun tied for sixth with 76s, and Lincoln Houska had an 80 for 17th place. Charlie Simpson carded a 93.

Boys soccer (7-3-1): The Governors dominated Brookings, 6-2, as Rylan Derry scored four times and Devon Flottmeyer and Nathan Ehrisman once each. In a 4-2 loss to Yankton Derry scored to give Pierre a 1-0 lead. Down 3-1 at halftime the Governors got a second-half goal from Erland Tveite to close to within one score, but the Bucks added a late insurance goal.

Girls soccer (7-4): Pierre took care of Brookings, 4-1, with Elli Hughes scoring twice, Grace Richter once and Caitlin Schuetzle once. Ireland Templeton made two saves. The girls won at Yankton, 1-0, with Ryann Barry scoring in the first half for the game’s only goal.

Girls tennis (15-4): At Aberdeen last Saturday the girls lost to Aberdeen Central, 5-4, but dominated Milbank, 9-0.

Cheer/dance: At the Brookings meet the dance team was ninth overall with a 238.75 score. They were eighth in hip hop at 225.5 and eighth in pom at 252. At the Huron meet the cheer team placed seventh and the dance team was fifth overall, placing second in pom and fourth in hip hop.

STANLEY COUNTY BUFFALOES SPORTS ROUNDUP

This week’s schedules:
— THURSDAY
Volleyball: home vs. Potter County, 6:30 p.m.
— FRIDAY
Football: home vs. White River, 7 p.m.
— MONDAY
Volleyball: home vs. Crow Creek, 6:30 p.m.

Football (1-3): The Buffaloes trailed 43-0 at halftime in Tyndall against Bon Homme before losing 43-7. The touchdown came on a 1-yard plunge by Barrett Schweitzer. The homecoming game Friday is against White River, which also has won only once so far.

Volleyball (7-7): In a 3-0 loss to Jones County the game scores were 16-25, 25-27, 12-25. At the Big Dakota Conference tournament SCHS defeated McLaughlin, 2-0, and beat Chamberlain, 2-0, before losing to eventual champion Miller, 2-0.

SULLY BUTTES CHARGERS SPORTS ROUNDUP

This week’s schedules:
— THURSDAY
Volleyball: home vs. Sunshine Bible, 6:30 p.m.
— FRIDAY
Football: home vs. Herreid-Selby Area, 7 p.m.
— SATURDAY
Volleyball: at CSDC tournament, Wolsey, 10 a.m.
— MONDAY
Cross country: at Miller invitational, 2 p.m.
— TUESDAY
Volleyball: at Potter County, 6:30 p.m.

Football: Leading at halftime by only 8-6 and waiting through a long weather delay at that point, the Chargers scored twice in the second half to beat Colome, 24-6. Landon Hepker passed to Trever Marshall for the first-half score. After the delay quarterback Hepker scored from the 1 and from the 2 to secure the win. The homecoming game this Friday will be a battle of unbeatens against #1 Herreid-Selby Area.

Volleyball: The Chargers defeated Lyman, 3-0, on game scores of 25-11, 25-23, 25-22. Lydia Hill had 10 kills and Ally Wittler seven. On Tuesday the girls won over North Central, 3-2, in a back-and-forth match on game scores of 25-15, 22-25, 25-17, 25-27, 15-7.

ZESTO SHERBET SCHEDULE

Thursday: maple.
Friday-Sunday: strawberry butter.
Monday-Wednesday: pumpkin.
Thursday: butter pecan.

COLLEGE SPORTS ROUNDUP

Augustana football (Jett Lamb, Colton Hartford): The Vikings rolled to a 3-0 record when they won at MSU-Moorhead, 31-7. Colton was credited with two solo tackles. Augustana hosts Northern at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Black Hills State football (Josh Breske): Coach Josh’s Yellowjackets are 3-0 for the new season after a 32-23 win at Chadron State. BHSU hosts its Swarm Day homecoming game vs. Colorado-Mesa at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Dakota State football (Collin Brueggeman, Nathan Cook, Jaden Flor): The Trojans lost at Waldorf College, 42-17, and are now 1-2. DSU has its Trojan Day homecoming game at 4 p.m. Saturday vs. Iowa Wesleyan.

North Dakota State football (Grey Zabel): The Bison led Arizona of the PAC-12 in the fourth quarter at Tucson but lost on a late score, 31-28. Now 2-1, NDSU begins Missouri Valley Football Conference play at USD at 1 p.m. Saturday on Midco Sports Network.

Missouri Baptist football (Shawn Schnabel): After a four-overtime win a week earlier, Missouri Baptist won in overtime at Madonna University in Michigan, 44-37. Now 2-1, MBU plays at Marian University in St. Louis Saturday.

Gallaudet football (Kyle Albertson): Gallaudet is now 2-1 after a 34-31 win over the University of New England. Kyle did not play this week. Gallaudet plays at Keystone (Pa.) this Saturday.

South Dakota State football (Regan Bollweg): The Jackrabbits dominated Butler, 45-17, to improve to 2-1. Conference play begins at a tough location, Missouri State, Saturday.

Northwestern (Iowa) football (Morris Hofer): The Raiders blew out Jamestown College, 48-3, in GPAC play. Morris was credited with three assisted tackles. Now 2-1, Northwestern is home vs. Concordia (Neb.) at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Dakota Wesleyan football (Evan Nordstrom): The Tigers fell to 0-4 after a 38-7 loss to Dordt College. DWU plays at Hastings at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Northern State football (Jacob Howard): Northern led Minnesota State-Mankato by 20-0 after three quarters and 23-0 shortly thereafter, then held on for dear life before winning 23-22. The Mavericks scored three fourth-period touchdowns but missed one of their three extra-point kicks. They added a safety with 1:31 left to cut the Wolves’ lead to one point. Now 2-1, NSU plays at Augustana at 1 p.m. Saturday.

University of Sioux Falls cross country (Jessica Lutmer): Idle last week, the Cougar runners go to Minnesota’s Roy Griak invitational this Friday.

St. Thomas women’s soccer (Molly Knoblauch): The Tommies tied Wyoming, 1-1, and are now 3-2-2. St. Thomas is home vs. Kansas City Friday and Oral Roberts Sunday as Summit League play begins.

South Dakota women’s soccer (Joana Zanin, Janaina Zanin): The Coyotes were idle this past week. They take their 1-5-3 record to SDSU for a match this Saturday.

Lafayette men’s soccer (Eric Axtman): The Leopards had a winning week, beating Holy Cross, 2-0, and winning over St. Peter’s, 2-1. Now 6-2, Lafayette plays at Boston University Saturday and hosts Navy next Wednesday.

St. Joseph’s men’s soccer (John Axtman): The Hawks tied Dayton, 1-1, and defeated Maryland-Baltimore County, 2-1, this week. Now 1-2-4, St. JOe’s is home vs. LaSalle Saturday and Monmouth Tuesday.

Augustana men’s golf (Bennett Geraets): At the Hardrocker Invitational at the Red Rock course in Rapid City, the Vikings placed fourth among seven schools with a team score of 635. South Dakota Mines was first. Bennett placed 17th with a 19-over 86-77=163. Augie plays this coming Monday and Tuesday at the Watkins Invitational in Winona, Minn.

University of Charleston volleyball (Jaxin Melby): Charleston won three 3-0 matches this week over Johnson C. Smith, Central State and West Virginia Wesleyan. Jaxin against Smith played in one set and had three kills and four digs. In the Central State dual she played in one set and had seven digs and a pair of kills. Now 14-2, Charleston is home vs. Davis & Elkins Friday and Concord University Tuesday.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat. Instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.”
— Queen Elizabeth II

COUNTDOWN

1 day: Absentee and in-person voting begins (Sept. 23).
1 day: South Dakota Festival of Books, Brookings (Sept. 23-25).
1 day: Stanley County High homecoming day (Sept. 23).
2 days: Trojan Day at DSU (Sept. 24).
2 days: Swarm Day at BHSU (Sept. 24).
2 days: “M” Day at School of Mines (Sept. 24).
2 days: Cougar Day at USF (Sept. 24).
3 days: South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame inductions, Sioux Falls (Sept. 25).
8 days: Smith-Noem gubernatorial candidates debate, Rapid City (Sept. 30).
8 days: Custer State Park buffalo roundup (Sept. 30).
9 days: Homecoming at Nebraska (Oct. 1).
9 days: Homecoming at Minnesota (Oct. 1).
9 days: Homecoming at NDSU (Oct. 1).
9 days: Homecoming at Northwestern (Iowa) (Oct. 1).
11 days: State ‘AA’ boys golf tournament, Mitchell (Oct. 3-4).
14 days: Minnesota Wild season opener (Oct. 6).
14 days: State ‘AA’ girls tennis tournament, Rapid City (Oct. 6-7).
15 days: Pierre Players’ “The Crucible” (Oct. 7-9, 13-15).
15 days: Baseball playoffs begin (Oct. 7).
16 days: Gypsy Day at Northern (Oct. 8).
18 days: Native American Day (Oct. 10).
21 days: Riggs High fall play (Oct. 13-15).
23 days: Viking Day at Augustana (Oct. 15).
23 days: State soccer championship games, Tea (Oct. 15).
25 days: Riggs High choir concert (Oct. 17).
29 days: State cheer/dance tournament, Watertown (Oct. 21-22).
29 days: Rapid City Rush season opener (Oct. 21).
30 days: Dakota Day at USD (Oct. 22).
30 days: State cross country meets, Huron (Oct. 22).
32 days: Voter registration deadline for general election (Oct. 24).
36 days: World Series begins (Oct. 28).
37 days: Lancer Day at Mount Marty (Oct. 29).
37 days: Hobo Day at SDSU (Oct. 29).
37 days: All-State Chorus/Orchestra concert, Sioux Falls (Oct. 29).
43 days: Bengs-Thune senate candidates debate (Nov. 4).
47 days: General election (Nov. 8).
49 days: State football championship games, Vermillion (Nov. 10-12).
56 days: State volleyball tournaments, Sioux Falls (Nov. 17-19).
60 days: Men’s soccer World Cup, Qatar (Nov. 21-Dec. 18).
63 days: Thanksgiving (Nov. 24).

HOCKEY UPDATE

Badlands Sabres (Mason Martin): The Sabres evened their record at 2-2 with a weekend sweep over Yellowstone, 5-2 and 4-2. The team will eventually have to go on the road, but in the interim they have two more home games this weekend vs. Gillette at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Minnesota Wild: The Wild’s preseason schedule begins this week against the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche. Sunday’s game is in St. Paul at 3 p.m. The teams play in Denver next Tuesday night.

BASEBALL UPDATE

Minnesota Twins schedule:
— Thursday, at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m.
— Friday, Los Angeles Angels, 7:10 p.m.
— Saturday, Los Angeles Angels, 6:10 p.m.
— Sunday, Los Angeles Angels, 1:10 p.m.
— Tuesday, Chicago White Sox, 6:40 p.m.
— Wednesday, Chicago White Sox, 6:40 p.m.
— Thursday, Chicago White Sox, 12:10 p.m.

GOLF UPDATE

PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): At the Sanford International in Sioux Falls, Tom placed 75th with a 12-over weekend of 71-76-75=222, earning $1,240. The Tour goes to Monterey, Calif., for the PURE Insurance Championship this weekend.

SOCCER UPDATE

Minnesota United FC: The Loons’ downward plunge continued with a 4-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City. Minnesota finishes the regular season at San Jose on Oct. 1 and at home vs. Vancouver Oct. 9.

BASEBALL UPDATE

American Legion baseball: The Class “A” All-State team was announced this week. Pierre’s Lincoln Kienholz was selected for the honor team as both a pitcher and an infielder.

FOOTBALL UPDATE

NFL football on live TV this weekend:
— Thursday: Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 7:15 p.m., Prime Video.
— Sunday: Detroit at Minnesota, noon, Fox.
— Sunday: Kansas City at Indianapolis, noon, CBS.
— Sunday: Green Bay at Tampa Bay, 3:25 p.m., Fox.
— Sunday: San Francisco at Denver, 7:20 p.m., NBC.
— Monday: Dallas at New York Giants, 7:15 p.m., ESPN.

Midco Sports Network live games this week:
— Friday: High school football, Bismarck Century vs. Fargo Shanley, 7 p.m.
— Saturday: College football, NDSU vs. USD, 1 p.m.
— Saturday: College football, UND vs. Southern Illinois, 2 p.m. (MS2).
— Tuesday: College volleyball, SDSU vs. UND, 7 p.m.

Where is Brandon Cruse? You can learn which game Brandon and his NFL crew will officiate this weekend by going to www.footballzebras.com and searching for the Week 3 officiating assignments. He is part of the Carl Cheffers crew. Last week his crew worked the Broncos-Texans game in Denver.

Hot Springs High School football (Ben Kramer): Coach Ben’s Bison defeated St. Thomas More for the first time in 10 years and celebrated homecoming with a 49-14 triumph over St. Thomas More. Now 3-2, Hot Springs plays at Lead-Deadwood this week.

Aberdeen Central High School football (Justin Briese): A homecoming win over Mitchell, 27-13, gave Justin his first win as head coach. Now 1-3, the Golden Eagles play at Huron this week.

Denver Broncos: It wasn’t pretty, and Denver fans let them know about it, but the Broncos took command late in the game to beat Houston, 16-9. Now 1-1, Denver is home for a Sunday night game vs. San Francisco this week.

Minnesota Vikings: A prime-time appearance in Philadelphia proved to be a dud as the Vikings were embarrassed in a 24-7 loss to the Eagles. Now 1-1, Minnesota hosts Detroit at noon Sunday on Fox.

Class 11AA football update:
— Last week’s scores:
Pierre 55, Yankton 10.
Aberdeen Central 27, Mitchell 13.
Brookings 33, Spearfish 20.
Huron 21, Sturgis 20.
Tea Area 42, Douglas 0.
Sioux Falls Lincoln 30, Watertown 0.
— Records against 11AA teams:
4-0: Pierre.
3-0: Tea Area.
3-1: Yankton, Brookings.
1-2: Spearfish, Sturgis, Watertown.
1-3: Mitchell, Aberdeen Central, Huron.
0-2: Douglas.
— This week’s games:
Pierre at Watertown.
Aberdeen Central at Huron.
Brookings at Douglas.
Tea Area at Yankton.
Spearfish at Belle Fourche.
Sturgis at St. Thomas More.
Sioux Falls Jefferson at Mitchell.

Missouri Valley Football Conference update:
— Standings: UND 1-0; everybody else 0-0; Northern Iowa 0-1.
— Last week’s scores:
USD 38, Cal Poly 21.
SDSU 45, Butler 17.
Arizona 31, NDSU 28.
UND 27, Northern Arizona 24.
Kentucky 31, Youngstown State 0.
Southern Illinois 31, Northwestern 24.
Montana 49, Indiana State 14.
Southern Utah 17, Western Illinois 10.
Sacramento State 37, Northern Iowa 21.
Arkansas 38, Missouri State 27.
Illinois State 35, Eastern Illinois 7.
— This week’s games:
NDSU at USD.
SDSU at Missouri State.
UND at Southern Illinois.
Northern Iowa at Western Illinois.

FOOTBALL CONTEST #6

In last week’s contest losses by BYU, Michigan State, NDSU and the Bengals messed with many of our contestants. Nevertheless, Nathan Vetter, who missed a perfect 10-0 record only when Dallas kicked a last-second field goal to beat the Bengals, earned 10 points with his 9-1 record. At 8-2 for nine points each were Levi Neuharth, David Ludwig and Seb Axtman. At 7-3 for eight points each were Jon Boer, Jason Noyes and Randy Pool.

Contest #6 games (send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Saturday morning):
(1) Duke at Kansas.
(2) Arkansas at Texas A&M.
(3) Minnesota at Michigan State.
(4) Baylor at Iowa State.
(5) James Madison at Appalachian State.
(6) Arizona at California.
(7) Stanford at Washington.
(8) NFL: Detroit at Minnesota.
(9) NFL: Buffalo at Miami.
(10) NFL: Green Bay at Tampa Bay.

BIRTHDAYS/ANNIVERSARIES

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

Friday, Sept. 23:
Mike Boring, Brett Durick, Dick Howard, Travis Tipton, Matthew Kenyon, Kim Sutton, Jeremy Engbrecht, Mary Livermont, Clay Cudmore, Nora Mangan, Nate Grueb, Justin Garrigan, Autumn Tipton.
— 5th anniversary, Cooper/Candace (Volmer) Waln.
— 5th anniversary, Dayton/Rylae (Wientjes) Jensen.
— 17th anniversary, Brett/Julie Oakland.
— 11th anniversary, Ross/Andrea Wright.
— 33rd anniversary, Mark/Beth Dutt.

Saturday, Sept. 24:
Emmett Becker, Mikayla Mikkelsen, Mary Lynne Swanstrom, Lindsey (Tilberg) Jennewein, Jessi (Huber) Herrscher, Bridger Tobin, Ryan Olson, Alicia (Ripley) Schoenhard, Kolten Haag, Kolten Withers, Blake Paxton, Tabitha Smith, Nicole Smith, Kirion Vogel.
— 6th anniversary, Jalen/Tiera (Feller) Lamb.
— 6th anniversary, Miles/Shelby (Stadel) Schock.
— 11th anniversary, Justin/Kelly (Kindle) Hipple.
— 39th anniversary, Jeff/Stacie Holden.
— 16th anniversary, Adam/Shawna (Miller) Lizotte.

Sunday, Sept. 25:
Sara Rankin, Charlene Lower, Renee Rodgers, Brett Prue, Matt Geraets, Isaac Hall, Corwyn Mosiman, Kay Huxford, Penny Ripperger.
— 1st anniversary, Nick/Natalie (Nagle) Jung.
— 40th anniversary, Alan/Paula Hrdlicka.
— 46th anniversary, Dale/Eileen Bertsch.
— 12th anniversary, Mark/Haley (Larson) Lunders.
— 18th anniversary, Jason/Jessica (Williams) West.
— 18th anniversary, Brandt/Rebecca Becker.

Monday, Sept. 26:
Josh Wlliams, Kim (Hipple) Hastings, Stephanie Snow, Michele Hoss, Helen Sutera, Trudy Feigum, Calyn (Cronin) Hauck, Martin Calkins, Mikayla Hight, John Storsteen.
— 13th anniversary, Michael/Kallee (Hewlett) Rydland.
— 19th anniversary, Joshua/Cheri (Olinger) Raymond.
— 57th anniversary, Tim/Janie Cass.
— 7th anniversary, Clay/Angie (Beintsma) Pearson.
— 13th anniversary, Nathan/Sara (Dvorak) Becker.

Tuesday, Sept. 27:
Robert Sowers, Mark Mitchell, Barb Nielsen, Ken Melius, Quanna Hager, Nicole Stasch, John Williams, Gill Hedman, Cheryl Seefeldt, Kevin Hipple, Remington Uecker, Ryan Ogan, Kendra (Lamb) Macke, Kevin Colestock, Mollee (Hewlett) Madden, Ken Erlenbusch, Hazel Thier.
— 14th anniversary, Tyson/Crystal (Boehmer) Lindekugel.
— 25th anniversary, Brian/Jamie Oakland.

Wednesday, Sept. 28:
Matt Mullaney, Tom Byrum, Pat Hermanson, Mark Nielsen, Kim Otterness, Amy (Swenson) Einspahr, Erin (Titze) Herr, Sophie Hackett, Cody Hostler.
— Anniversary, Allen/Jennifer (Maberry) Langfeldt.
— 10th anniversary, Matthew/Darby (Warne) Boyd.
— 9th anniversary, Matthew/Ashley (Heikes) Rigge.
— 20th anniversary, Ron/Mary (Burtts) Wire.

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

WORDS OF WISDOM

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities.”
— Stephen Covey

NEWS OF PEOPLE AND EVENTS

Jay Vogt was honored last week by the American Institute of Architects as the 2022 Champion of Architecture.

Dr. Wendy Birhanzel, superintendent of the Harrison School District Two in Colorado Springs, received the 2022 DEI Transformational Leader award for her focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. Wendy commented that she was accepting the award on behalf of the “amazing” students, staff, board and community of her district.

Services are pending for John E. “Matt” Sutton, Sioux Falls, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 91. He was a long-time resident of western Sully County and Pierre who in recent years moved to Sioux Falls. The funeral will be held in Onida.

Avera Health in Pierre has welcomed a Pierre native, Dr. Travis Fitzke, to its staff as a doctor of podiatric medicine.

Chris Voller has taken a new position with the Billings, Mont., fire department as assistant training chief. Meanwhile, back in Pierre Chris’ father, Max Voller, who is retired but who still drives buses for the school, won the state “bus rodeo,” a competition that tests skill levels of bus drivers.

Roger Lovell, 80, died Sept. 11 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. A graveside inurnment has taken place. He is survived by his children, Marge (Mark) Metzinger and Michelle (Darrell) Metzinger, all of Pierre, and Jason (Sutheree) Lovell of Hudson, Wis.; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and his sister, Doris Lewis.

As of Monday, the only candidates debate between the candidates for governor, Kristi Noem and Jamie Smith, is still on for Friday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. CDT. The debate will be telecast on KDLT east of the river and on KOTA west of the river.

Thomas Farries was crowned emperor and Lydia Hill empress at Sully Buttes High School’s Olympian Days homecoming coronation Monday night.

At Stanley County High’s homecoming coronation Colt Norman was crowned king, and Kori Gabriel was revealed as queen.

Margaret “Maggie” (Maltaverne) Renner, 73, died Sept. 19 after a long cancer battle. A celebration of her life will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Snappers Club in the Spearfish city park. The daughter of John and Joyce Maltaverne was born in Pierre in 1949. She is survived by her husband, Donovan Renner of Central City; her son, Mike (Jan) Maltaverne of Teton Valley, Idaho; a granddaughter; a sister, Marylin (Fred) Brosnahan of Spearfish, and a brother, Walt Maltaverne of Spearfish.

PONDER THIS

“The right to vote is the basic right without which all others are meaningless. It gives people as individuals control over their own destinies.”
— President Lyndon B. Johnson

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