Vol. 24, No. 5; Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023

Oct 5, 2023 | Parker's Midweek Update | 0 comments


If you’re afraid that books might change someone’s thinking, then you’re not afraid of books. You’re afraid of thinking.
— Andrea Junker



First-round results:
Mitchell 4, Brookings 1
Pierre 5, Sioux Falls Jefferson 2
Aberdeen Central 5, Yankton 0
Spearfish 1, Sioux Falls Washington 0
Harrisburg 8, Watertown 0
Sioux Falls O’Gorman 2, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 1
Rapid City Central 4, Sturgis 0
Sioux Falls Lincoln 2, Rapid City Stevens 1

Quarterfinal games Saturday:
Pierre at Mitchell, 11 a.m.
Spearfish at Aberdeen Central.
Sioux Falls O’Gorman at Harrisburg
Sioux Falls Lincoln at Rapid City Central

(NOTE: Semifinals will be Tuesday; state final at Brandon Oct. 14.)


First-round results:
Sioux Falls Lincoln 8, Pierre 0
Aberdeen Central 2, Watertown 0
Sioux Falls Jefferson 2, Rapid City Central 1
Yankton 7, Brookings 0.
Sioux Falls O’Gorman 2, Douglas/Rapid City Christian/New Underwood 0
Sturgis 1, Huron 0
Spearfish 4, Harrisburg 1
Rapid City Stevens 2, Brandon Valley 1

Saturday’s quarterfinals:
Aberdeen Central at Sioux Falls Lincoln
Yankton at Sioux Falls Jefferson
Sturgis at Sioux Falls O’Gorman
Rapid City Stevens at Spearfish


This week’s schedules:
Cheer/dance: at Mitchell invitational, 5 p.m.
Football: home vs. Huron, 7 p.m.
Girls soccer: at Mitchell in state quarterfinal, 11 a.m.
Cross country: at ESD conference meet, Sioux Falls, 11 a.m.
Volleyball: home vs. Harrisburg, 7 p.m.
Girls soccer: at state semifinal (if qualified).

Cross country: In the boys 5000-meter race at Watertown’s meet, Pierre’s Jared Lutmer was the winner in a time of 16:00.95. Caleb Morris was Pierre’s next best in ninth place at 17:15.95. In the girls race Mason Berg placed 14th in 20:48.52, and Jayne Lees was 19th in 21:08.09. The girls team was fourth in the team standings with 119 points. Brandon Valley was the team champion in both boys and girls divisions.

Football: Until last Friday the last time Pierre had lost a football game was in October 2021, but the 20-game winning streak came to an end in a 35-14 loss at home to Brandon Valley. The Govs were down at halftime by 28-7. Cade Kaiser completed 16 of 26 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns, both to Jett Zabel covering 35 and 25 yards. The Lynx were next to unstoppable on the ground, accumulating 299 yards. Their Levi Veskma carried 44 times for 267 yards and three touchdowns.

Boys soccer: The Governors lost their last regular-season game to Aberdeen Central, 5-0. Haley Fabel made two saves in goal. Pierre was outshot 12-1. The regular-season record was 3-6-3. In the first round of the playoffs Tuesday, the Governors were shut down by Sioux Falls Lincoln, 8-0, ending the Pierre season.

Girls soccer: In the last regular-season game the girls lost to Aberdeen Central, 1-0. The only score of the game came on a penalty kick in the 29th minute. Emlyn Swanson made two saves in goal. The regular-season record was 8-4-1. In the playoffs opener Tuesday the Governors rocked Sioux Falls Jefferson, 5-2, as Swanson made seven saves and Gracelyn Taylor scored three times for a hat trick. Lexie Hillmer and Natalie Flottmeyer each had a goal, and Ryann Barry assisted on three of the five Pierre scores.

Volleyball: The Governors lost three times this week. In a 3-0 sweep by Watertown, the game scores were 22-25, 19-25, 20-25. Reese Terwilliger had eight kills and a service ace, and Campbell Boddicker matched her. In a 3-2 loss to Brandon Valley the game scores were 25-19, 25-19, 27-29, 14-25, 7-15. Boddicker had 12 kills, Abigail Kropp 11 kills and Terwilliger 10 kills. On Tuesday the girls were swept at Huron on game scores of 20-25, 23-25, 22-25.

Boys golf: At the state tournament in Brandon the Governor boys placed a strong third place with 600 points. Watertown was the team champion with a score of 578, and O’Gorman was second at 583. Nick Bothun was Pierre’s best, tying for eighth place with a card of 79-68=148. Luke Olson placed 10th at 79-70=149. Lincoln Houska was a stroke back, tying for 11th at 76-74=150. Sawyer Sonnenschein tied for 18th at 77-76=153. Jack Bartlett tied for 44th at 80-83=163, and Charlie Simpson tied for 48th at 80-84=164.

Girls tennis: At the state tournament in Sioux Falls, the Governors placed sixth of 11 teams in the “A” tournament with 175.5 points. Sioux Falls Christian was team champion at 448.5 points, followed in order by St. Thomas More, Rapid City Christian, Huron and Vermillion ahead of Pierre. The best finish in singles came from Breanna Tedrow in Flight #5, reaching the state semifinals and placing third. Bailey Jessen in Flight #4 reached the fifth-place match and won it, and in Flight #6 Genevieve Oxford did the same thing, also placing fifth. In Flight #2 Caitlin Ott reached the fifth-place match and finished sixth. Flight #1 player Jocelyn Corrales was eliminated in her fifth-place semifinal round, and Flight #3’s Adrian Hand was eliminated in the consolation semis. In doubles the Flight #2 team of Corrales and Ott reached the state semifinals, then the third-place match and placed fourth. The #3 team of Tedrow and Oxford reached their fifth-place match and placed sixth. In doubles Flight #1 Elise Bowers and Jessen were eliminated in the consolation semifinals.


Oct. 6, 2022: Coach Josh Breske’s Black Hills State football team was off to a 5-0 start to the season, the school’s best beginning to a season since 1951.


This week’s schedules:
Cross country: at Cheyenne-Eagle Butte meet, 3 p.m.
Volleyball: at Colome.
Football: home vs. Lemmon/McIntosh, 7 p.m.
Volleyball: home triangular, 1 p.m.
Volleyball: home vs. Sully Buttes.

Football: The Buffaloes won big against Timber Lake, 44-7. Colton Brady carried 18 times for 164 yards and three touchdowns. Barrett Schweitzer ran for 51 yards, including one TD, and he also recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown. Brendon Bothwell ran 43 yards and scored once. Broch Zeeb passed for 40 yards. The Buffs ran for 281 yards and passed for 73 for a total yardage output of 354.

Volleyball: On Monday the Buffalo girls lost a 3-1 match to Lyman on game scores of 23-25, 25-21 21-25, 18-25. SC’s record is now 11-5.


This week’s schedules:
Football: home vs. Lyman, 7 p.m.
Volleyball: at Stanley County.
Cross country: at region meet.

Volleyball: The Chargers lost to Philip in a 3-0 match with game scores of 22-25, 24-26, 23-25 in a close match. Then SBHS lost to Timber Lake, 3-1, on game scores of 13-15, 23-25, 25-23, 20-25. On Tuesday the girls defeated Highmore-Harrold, 3-0, on game scores of 25-16, 25-23, 26-24 as Madison Bradberry had nine kills, Stevie Wittler eight kills and Trichelle White six kills. SB’s record is now 11-10.


Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.
— Fred Rogers, “Misterogers”


Midco Sports Network live games this week:
— Thursday: volleyball, USD-UND, 7 p.m.
— Saturday: football, UND-Western Illinois, 1 p.m.
— Saturday: football, USD-Murray State, 2 p.m. (MS2).
— Saturday: football, SDSU-Illinois State, 6 p.m.
— Saturday: men’s hockey, UND-Manitoba, 6 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings: In a clash between two 0-3 teams, the Vikings won at Carolina, 21-13. Now 1-3, the Vikings host Kansas City at 3:25 p.m. Sunday on CBS.

Denver Broncos: In the other game matching two 0-3 teams, the Broncos won in Chicago, 31-28. The Broncos host the New YHork Jets at 3:25 p.m. Sunday.

Class 11AA update:
— Overall records: Pierre 5-1, Yankton 5-1, Spearfish 4-2, Tea Area 4-2, Watertown 4-2, Aberdeen Central 3-3, Sturgis 3-3, Huron 3-3, Douglas 1-5, Brookings 1-5, Mitchell 1-5.
— This week’s games: Huron at Pierre, Aberdeen Central at Brookings, Mitchell at Watertown, Tea Area at Spearfish, Sturgis at Belle Fourche, St. Thomas More at Douglas, Sioux Falls Roosevelt at Yankton.

NFL games on live local TV this weekend: (NOTE: The games on local stations are subject to change by the networks.)
— Thursday: Chicago at Washington, 7:15 p.m., Prime Video.
— Sunday: Jacksonville vs. Buffalo (in London), 8:30 a.m., NFL Network.
— Sunday: Baltimore at Pittsburgh, noon, CBS.
— Sunday: Carolina at Detroit, noon, Fox.
— Sunday: Kansas City at Minnesota, 3:25 p.m., CBS.
— Sunday: Dallas at San Francisco, 7:20 p.m., NBC.
— Monday: Green Bay at Las Vegas, 7:15 p.m., ABC, ESPN.

Rapid City Marshals: The indoor football league team in Rapid City went winless last spring in the CIF (Champions Indoor Football). Now, with that league going out of business, the Marshals owners this week announced the team will be part of the third reincarnation of the Arena Football League, which begins play in March 2024. According to Wikipedia, teams have been confirmed not only in Rapid City but also in Billings, West Texas, Orlando, Albany and Everett, Wash., but the report there says the intention is to have about 20 teams in the newly reborn league. Other possible sites yet to be confirmed include Tallahassee, Boise, Bakersfield, Philadelphia, Austin, Chicago, St. Paul, Nashville, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Salem, Ore., and Lake Charles, La.


Thursday: orange.
Friday-Sunday: strawberry butter.
Monday-Tuesday: lemon.
Wednesday-Thursday: coffee.


Minnesota Twins: For long-suffering Twins fans, Tuesday and Wednesday were days to remember and cherish. On Tuesday the Twins beat Toronto, 3-1, in a nail-biting Game #1 of the wild-card series. It was the first win in a postseason game for a Twins team after 18 straight losses dating way back to 2004. Then yesterday in Game #2 of the best-of-3 series the Twins won again, 2-0, in another nerve-wracking contest to win a postseason series for the first time since 2002. Next up are the Houston Astros in the best-of-5 divisional round series, starting in Houston Saturday and Sunday, then moving to Target Field for Game #3 and, if necessary, Game #4. A Game #5 would be back in Houston. In the other American League series Texas will play Baltimore. To end the regular season the Twins took two of three from the Rockies in Colorado, finishing their division-winning season with an 87-75 record and an 11-game lead over runners-up Detroit and Cleveland.


Minnesota Timberwolves: The NBA preseason slate begins with the Wolves and Dallas playing Thursday and Sunday in Abu Dhabi. Both games will be on NBA-TV.

Sioux Falls Skyforce: The NBA’s G League will begin with a 16-game Showcase Cup tournament, followed by a 36-game regular season. The Skyforce opener is still more than a month away on Nov. 11 at home vs. Indiana.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons tied San Jose, 1-1. Minnesota, after a game at LAFC last night, hosts Los Angeles Saturday.


Badlands Sabres: The Sabres split at Great Falls, losing 4-3 and winning 3-1. Badlands is home in Rapid City Friday and Saturday against Sheridan.

Aberdeen Wings: The Wings split a pair against St. Cloud, winning 4-3 in overtime and losing 4-0. Aberdeen goes to Minot Friday and Saturday.

Augustana men’s hockey: The first season of the new Division I hockey program begins at Wisconsin Saturday and Sunday.

Rapid City Rush: The Rush are still two weeks away from their season openers at Iowa Oct. 20-21.

Sioux Falls Stampede: The Herd won in overtime over Des Moines, 4-3. The team is home against Waterloo at 6 p.m. Saturday and against Tri-City at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Minnesota Wild: The preseason ended with the Wild beating Colorado, 4-2, and beating Chicago, 3-2 in overtime. The regular NHL season begins with the Wild at Chicago tonight at 7:30 and at home vs. Dallas at 5 p.m. Saturday with both games on Bally Sports North.


1 day: Riggs High band at Menno marching festival (Oct. 6).
2 days: Homecoming at UND (Oct. 7).
2 days: Fort Pierre horse races (Oct. 7-8).
2 days: Dakota Day at USD (Oct. 7).
2 days: Gypsy Day at Northern (Oct. 7).
2 days: Swarm Day at Black Hills State (Oct. 7).
2 days: Homecoming at Northwestern (Iowa) (Oct. 7).
2 days: Augustana men’s hockey openers (Oct. 7-8).
4 days: Native American Day (Oct. 9).
7 days: Minnesota Wild season opener (Oct. 12).
8 days: Riggs High band at Groton marching festival (Oct. 13).
9 days: Hobo Day at SDSU (Oct. 14).
9 days: Riggs High band at Yankton marching festival (Oct. 14).
14 days: 9-man and 11B football playoff openers (Oct. 19).
14 days: Pierre Concert Series: Dallas and Starr Chief Eagle (Oct. 19).
16 days: State cross country meet, Sioux Falls (Oct. 21).
16 days: State cheer/dance meet, Sioux Falls (Oct. 21).
21 days: Football playoff quarterfinals (Oct. 26).
22 days: World Series begins (Oct 27).
23 days: All-State Chorus/Orchestra concert, Rapid City (Oct. 28).
29 days: NBA in-season tournament begins (Nov. 3-Dec. 9).
29 days: Football playoff semifinals (Nov. 3).
31 days: Daylight Saving Time ends (Nov. 5).
33 days: Volleyball SoDak 16 games (Nov. 7).
33 days: Pierre Concert Series: “Yesterday Once More” (Nov. 7).
34 days: Country Music Association awards, ABC-TV (Nov. 8).
35 days: State football championship games, Vermillion (Nov. 9-11).
36 days: Pierre Players’ “All Is Calm” (Nov. 10-12, 16-18).
42 days: State volleyball tournaments Rapid City (Nov. 16-18).
49 days: Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23).


“Democracy means rule of the people, not rule of monarchs, not rule of the monied, not rule of the mighty; regardless of party, that means respecting free and fair elections, accepting the outcome, win or lose. It means you can’t love your country only when you win.”
— President Joe Biden


Black Hills State football (Josh Breske): The Yellowjackets were beaten at home in the battle for the Homestake Trophy by South Dakota Mines, 49-14. Now 3-2 BHSU is home at 1 p.m. this Saturday against New Mexico Highlands.

South Dakota women’s soccer (Janaina Zanin): The Coyotes defeated UND, 2-0. Janaina scored the second USD goal at 80:54, her first goal of the season. Now 6-3-3, USD goes to Omaha tonight and on to Denver Sunday.

Minnesota State-Mankato women’s soccer (Mackenzie Rath): The Mavericks tied St. Cloud State, 0-0, and defeated Minnesota-Duluth, 3-0. Mackenzie played all 90 minutes in goal in both games, making one save against St. Cloud and four against Duluth and obviously allowing nobody to score against her. Now 6-1-3, Minnesota State is home against Southwest Minnesota State Friday and on the road to Winona State Sunday.

Northwestern (Iowa) football (Morris Hofer): The Red Raiders stayed unbeaten at 5-0 with a 42-21 win over Midland. According to the box score, Morris did not play in the game. Northwestern’s homecoming game is at 1:30 p.m. Saturday against Hastings.

Ohio State football (Lincoln Kienholz): The Buckeyes were idle last week. They return to the gridiron at home against unbeaten Maryland at 11 a.m. Saturday on Fox.

Dakota State football (Collin Brueggeman, Nathan Cook): The Trojans lost to Mayville State, 13-0, and are now 0-5. Nathan had two pass receptions covering nine yards and one yard, and Collin had four assisted tackles. DSU goes out to Dickinson State for a 1 p.m. MDT game Saturday.

Grand View men’s soccer (Rylan Derry): Grand View lost to Missouri Valley, 2-1. The team played at Clarke last night, then goes to Central Methodist (Mo.) Sunday.

South Dakota State cross country (Jessica Lutmer): The Jacks were scheduled to run at Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational last Friday. The SDSU athletic website did not report any results. SDSU runs at the Briar Cliff Invitational in North Sioux City this Saturday.

North Dakota State football (Grey Zabel): The Bison homecoming was spoiled by USD, 24-19. Now 3-1 overall and 0-1 in the Missouri Valley, NDSU goes to Missouri State for a 2 p.m. game Saturday on ESPN+.

Augustana football (Jett Lamb, Colton Hartford): The Vikings won the Key to the City trophy and manhandled USF, 49-29. Jett had one solo tackle, and Colton had three solo tackles as the Vikings improved to 5-0. Augie is home at 1 p.m. Saturday against Southwest Minnesota State.

Dakota Wesleyan football (Evan Nordstrom): The Tigers are a surprising 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the GPAC after a 51-45 double-overtime win at Mount Marty. DWU is off this week until a home game vs. Morningside Oct. 14.

USF football (Jayden Wiebe, Jack Merkwan, Christian Busch): The Cougars lost to Augustana, 49-29. Now 2-3, USF goes to Concordia-St. Paul for a noon game Saturday.

Gallaudet football (Kyle Albertson): Gallaudet is 0-4 after a 55-28 loss to Nichols (Mass.). Gallaudet is home in Washington, D.C., this Saturday against Hilbert.


— Northern (1-4): Lost to Minnesota State-Moorhead, 45-26.
This week: home vs. Minot State, 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
— SDSU (4-0): Defeated UND, 42-21.
This week: at Illinois State, 6 p.m. Saturday on Midco Sports Network and ESPN+.
— USD (3-1): Defeated NDSU, 24-19.
This week: home vs. Murray State, 2 p.m. Saturday on Midco Sports Network.
— Mount Marty (2-4): Lost to Dakota Wesleyan, 51-45, in 2 overtimes.
This week: at Jamestown, 1 p.m. Saturday.
— South Dakota Mines (3-2): Defeated Black Hills State, 49-14.
This week: home vs. Western Colorado, noon Saturday.
— UND (2-2): Lost to SDSU, 42-21.
This week: home vs. Western Illinois, 1 p.m. Saturday on Midco Sports Network.
— Minnesota (3-2): Defeated Louisiana-Lafayette, 35-24.
This week: home vs. Michigan, 6:30 p.m Saturday on NBC.
— Nebraska (2-3): Lost to Michigan, 35-7.
This week: at Illinois, 7 p.m. Friday on FS1.


Justin Briese, Aberdeen Central: The Eagles are 3-3 after a 16-14 loss to Watertown. Aberdeen goes to Brookings this Friday.

Ben Kramer, Hot Springs: The Bison were idle last week. They put their 5-1 record up against Rapid City Christian at Hart Ranch this Friday.

Mikal Kern, Wyndmere-Lidgerwood (N.D.): The Warbirds are 6-1 after a 53-6 win over Hatton/Northwood. The team is off until Oct. 13 against Litchville/Marion.

Scott Raue, Harvey/Wells County (N.D.): After a 31-26 loss to Carrington, the team is 5-2. They play at Cavalier (4-3) this week.


Last week Jason Noyes hit the jackpot with a perfect 10-0 score on his entry, earning not 10 but 20 points in our season-long competition. Missing only one game at 9-1 for 9 points each were Kyle Richards, Terry Tousley, Levi Neuharth and Nathan Vetter. At 8-2 for 8 points each were Eric James, Seb Axtman and Mikal Kern.

This week’s games (send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Saturday morning):
(1) Oklahoma vs. Texas (at Dallas).
(2) Maryland at Ohio State.
(3) LSU at Missouri.
(4) Alabama at Texas A&M.
(5) Arizona at USC.
(6) Colorado at Arizona State.
(7) Kentucky at Georgia.
(8) Notre Dame at Louisville.
(9) NFL: New York Jets at Denver.
(10) NFL: Dallas at San Francisco.


  • Pierre is, especially in the past seven years, a football town in the fall. So is it my imagination or has every concert in Pierre in September and October so far been scheduled to go up against a Governor football game? No wonder the attendance has been light at such events. I realize that acts coming in from out of town are scheduled by somebody far away who doesn’t care about competing for a crowd in a football-crazy town. Now I see that a concert planned for early November is put on the same night as the football playoff semifinals. Anybody have a football schedule card handy?


Thursday, Oct. 5:
Andre Melius, Angie Iverson, Jill (Penticoff) Dean, Drew Sweetman, Seth Waitman, Sandy (Case) Klatt, Eric Hipple, Cody Henson Hullinger, Sophia Hove, Lindsey Rogers, Erika (Rounds) Stoeser, Griffin Johnson, Hailley Fouts, Dolton Laskey, Sarah Raecke, Jeanne Dahlin, Kelsey (Dunwoody) Kampfe.
— 33rd anniversary, Russ/Connie (Walton) Hohn.
— 10th anniversary, Dan/Kelli (Stuwe) Maberry.

Friday, Oct. 6:
Heather (Smith) Englehart, Jamie (Stokke) LeMire, Tom Merrill, Matthew Lukkes, Mike Smith, Kris Bradley, Erika (Snow) Andreas, Susan Weaver, Kristie (List) Magnino, Brynn Stoeser, Brayden Wittler.
— 5th anniversary, Rodd/Megan (Vockrodt) Bauck.
— 16th anniversary, Eric/Jessi (Huber) Herrsher.
— 11th anniversary, Jesse/Jessica Weintraub.

Saturday, Oct. 7:
Jake Johnson, Mark Bickett, Samuel Edman, Paul Bickett, Katelyn Harris, Brandon Deffenbaugh, Helen Zander, Jordyn Wilson, Niki (Fergen) Rodawig, Monae Johnson, Adam Fuller, Dora (Adams) Goddard, Mikaela Knutson, Aftin (Riehle) Eich, Tony Parker, Sarah Uhrich, Christopher Johnson.
— 45th anniversary Terry/Jane Tousley.
— 6th anniversary, Brian/Allie Long.
— 6th anniversary, Robert/Ann (Smith) Teachout.

Sunday, Oct. 8:
Gary Redden, Cruz Hollingsworth, John Yackley, Stephen Bollinger, Michael Zarecky, Ruby Delvo, Janice Beemer, Brenden Wheelhouse.
— 40th anniversary, Erik/Kathy Stasch
— 7th anniversary, Josh/Kimberly Tetzlaff.
— 7th anniversary, Tate/Kristin Gabriel.
— 7th anniversary, John/Ashley Moisan.
— 1st anniversary, Steven/Anna Schaefer.
— 12th anniversary, Chis/Tara (Dieken) Mangan.
— 12th anniversary, James/Courtney Lee.

Monday, Oct. 9:
Shirley Barber, Lari Ott, Linda Ott, Jessica Asmussen, Kirsten (Stephens) Page, Torin McTighe, Teresa Serie, Zachary Rabern, Alyssa Stahl, Tayler Owens, Melissa Stewart, Quincy Christie.
— 52nd anniversary, Everett/Darla Lawver.
— 7th anniversary, Brian/Jenna Shekleton.
— 24th anniversary, Jake/Tania Vogel.
— 13th anniversary, Adam/Cassidy (Rogers) Kulesa.
— 2nd anniversary, Jordan/Madison Shangreaux.

Tuesday, Oct. 10:
Kristen (Tate) Carter, Sharon (Hinsey) Menzel, Rebecca Hofeldt, Jared Erickson, August Smart, Heather (Mangan) Fife, Ashley (Sargent) Crosby, Kaylee Beker, Bill Dunn, Jesse Hiatt, Tracy (Stoeser) Frost, Matthew Ahlers, Tom Rounds, Avery Schroer, Justin Buchholtz, Amy Thorson, Susan Johnson, Kanton Decker, Jovi Jaeger, Kade Whitebird, Avry Whitebird.
— 14th anniversary, James/Abby (Barber) Burgum.
— 24th anniversary, Scott/Julia Jones.
— 14th anniversary, Adam/Megan (Linn) Bertsch
— 13th anniversary, A.Jay/Lindsay (Stoeser) Heiss.
— 14th anniversary, Scott/Dawn (Kilian) Bradley.
— 53rd anniversary, Wayne/Carol Carney.
— 8th anniversary, Tyrel/Tara (Undeberg) Mitchell.
— 8th anniversary, Zachery/Valerie Erickson.
— 3rd anniversary, Scott/Celeste Howard.

Wednesday, Oct. 11:
Ian Farnsworth, Austin Rounds, Cheryl Frost, Grace Hoffman, Nicole Gednalske, Jared McEntaffer, Chad Lindbloom, Devon Russell.
— 11th anniversary, Justn/Natalie Scott.
— 9th anniversary, Brad/Susan Urbach.
— 2nd anniversary, Kirk/Virginia Albertson.
— We fondly remember Patsy Kringel on her birthday.

Thursday, Oct. 12:
Erin Brown, Aaron Hanson, Laura (Schoen) Carbonneau, Sam Leidholt, Chelsea Steffen, Kerri Morris, Tina (Peterson) Ottenbaher, Amanda (Huck) Stoeser, Coulton Lentz, Jordan Hoover, Dana Farlee, Megan (Ulmen) Fravel, Levi Froke, Howard Mark Weischedel, Bennett Palmer.
— 11th anniversary, Josh/Alice Ley.
— 21st anniversary, Cory/Jessica (Evenstad) Haeder.


Bill Squires is retiring Friday after 48 years of employment in state government. For the past 34 years he has worked at the Department of Education.

It’s not the normal sort of freshman year for a college student that Lincoln Kienholz is experiencing at Ohio State. Last week he lost his black stripe and thus became an official member of the football team. Then in a NIL (name/image/likeness) deal with Byers Audi of Columbus, he got a new Audi Q5 to drive.

Thomas Schultz, 64, Fort Pierre, died at home Sept. 30. A prayer service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Isburg Funeral Chapel, preceded by visitation from 1 to 2. As his father served in the military, Tom grew up in Teas, New Mexico, Iowa, Japan and Oregon. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17, serving in Japan, Korea and other places. Tom had a 45-year welding career, including 25 years in Vancouver, Wash. Then he came to Fort Pierre. He worked for Morris, Inc., Sharp Enterprises and AGE Corporation. He is survived by his special friend of 22 years, April Neuhauser; his children, Christopher, Ashley and Justin; his father, Neil Schultz; his sister, Diane (Gary) Beedle, and his brother, Mark (Shirley) Schultz. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy.

Jackson Swartz of Rapid City Stevens, whose dad Mike played golf for the Pierre Governors when he was in high school, finished the state tournament this week tied for 11th place with an 8-over-par 152, After a 9-over 81 on Monday, he carded a 1-under 71 on Tuesday.

Faith Lutheran Church will hold its annual fall bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend the annual Country Fair, which features homemade baked goods and candy, crafts, homegrown produce, canned goods and gift baskets. Fresh caramel rolls will be served for breakfast. Homemade soup and sandwiches will be served for lunch. Plus enjoy a slice of homemade pie. Be sure to sign up for a drawing for a free gift basket. Proceeds will benefit local, regional, national and global mission efforts. Faith Lutheran Church is located on N. Euclid Ave. in Pierre.

William “Scotty” Hannum, 82, Fort Pierre, died Sept. 30. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Fort Pierre Congregational Church. After burial there will be a time of fellowship at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center. Scotty attended Fort Pierre High School and Northern State College. He spent a long career in banking and eventually ran his own business in Denver until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Florence Hudson (Judy) Hannum; his son, Brian (Lisa) Hannum; his daughter, Sahra Hannum (Pat) Shields; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

The family of Howard Mark Weischedel requests a card shower for his 70th birthday, which occurs next Thursday, Oct. 12. Greetings can be sent to the Sully Buttes High alumnus at 608 E. 2nd St., Plankinton SD 57368.

Leon Tennant, 89, Onida, died at Avera Oahe Manor in Gettysburg Sept. 29. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the Onida Methodist Church, preceded by visitation there from 10 to 11. A life-long resident of Sully County, Leon married Beverly Banghart in Pierre in 1952. They raised four children. Leon farmed all of his life until age 63 when he turned the farm over to his son. He and Bev moved into Onida in 1997 and for 10 years he drove out to the farm almost daily to help Randy. Survivors include his four children, Leanne (Bob) Cunningham of Sioux Falls, Randy (Gail) Tennant of Pierre, Lori (Jerry) Sperry of Pierre, and Kari (Dan) Kalkman of Chaska, Minn.; his sister, Edna Brunmeier of Onida; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and his sisters, Dorothy Thompson, Darlene Carter and Helen Paxton.

The Pierre/Fort Pierre Kiwanis Club has elected its officers for 2023-24, including Bob Gill, president; Bree Oatman, past president; Cindy Deadrich, president-elect; Don Hoepfer, vice president; Kayla Tinker, treasurer, and Jeff Mammenga, secretary.

A long-time businessman and supporter of local athletics, activities and young people, Pat Mitchell, passed away at the age of 63 at his home Sept. 27. His funeral took place Wednesday at Community Bible Church. Born in California, Pat was bestowed with the Native American name that means “Ride with the Wind.” Pat attended school grades K-12 in Pierre and participated in football, basketball and track. He was crowned homecoming king during his senior year. He attended Northern State and played football there. In 1982 Pat married Kelly Irion, and they became the parents of two sons. From a young age Pat worked at Don’s Sinclair with his uncle, Don. In 1983 he became the sole owner of the business. In 2016 Don’s Sinclair was recognized for 60 years in business by the Sinclair Oil Corporation as its second oldest Sinclair station in the United States. In 1996 Pat married Shavonne, and he gained two more children. Together they raised their four children and later were blessed with eight grandchildren. Throughout his life Pat was active in sports and motorcycling and was an avid supporter of all sorts of youth activities and community events. He is survived by his wife, Shavonne Mitchell; his sons, Matthew (Mandy) Mitchell and Mark Mitchell; his daughter, Brittani (Shawn) Hussey; eight grandchildren; his mother, Gay Rhoades; his sister, Michele Rhoades and her fiance, Chris Sherman; his sister-in-law, Barb Mitchell; many nephews and nieces; his parents-in-law, Duane and Sharon Hannum, and eight brothers- and sisters-in-law.

The drama department at Riggs High will present its fall play, “The Silent Man” at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13-14, and at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The admission price is only $5 for adults and $3 or activity tickets for students.

Herbert Lotz, 87, died at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital Sept. 26. His funeral was held Sept. 29 at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Herb graduated from high school at Sisseton and married Bonnie Richards in 1962. He served in the U.S. Army. He had a long career as a carpenter. In 1995 Herb and Bonnie moved to Pierre to be closer to family members. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; their children, Rck (Cruz) Lotz, Tammy (Kevin) Coldsmith, and Lisa (Johnny) Young; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and his sister, Carole Quinn. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amy, and four siblings.

The Sioux Falls Christian girls tennis team, which won the state “A” championship Tuesday, is coached by Riggs High alumnus and former Governor tennis player John Williams.

Former Pierre resident Nancy McCahren, long-time USD alumna, professor and supporter, has been named parade marshal for the Dakota Day parade in Vermillion this Saturday morning.

Raymond Mack Lewis died at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital back on March 11, 2022. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at New Life Church in Pierre. After high school in Indiana, Ray served in the U.S. Air Force. As he was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, he grew fond of South Dakota. During his adult life he spent several years as a missionary in the Dominican Republic. He is survived b by his long-time partner, Jennifer Hanna, and her daughter, Bayle; his son, Jon; his daughters, Mandy and Marion, and their families; his brother, Danny Lewis, and many other relatives.

The next program in this year’s Pierre Concert Series is coming up at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Dallas and Starr Chief Eagle and guest performers will share Lakota teachings, culture, dance, art, song and storytelling. The third program in the series will feature the music of Karen and Richard Carpenter performed by Joanne O’Brien at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7.

The “Greetings from Onida” program in South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s “Dakota Life” series was shown to Onida residents at a special early showing last night. The program will be broadcast on SDPB next Thursday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m.

Clifford Johnson, 68, died Sept. 25 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Feigum Funeral Home. Cliff attended school in Fort Pierre. He worked at many manual labor jobs during his life, including a salvage yard in Redfield, at Linton Microwave in Sioux Falls and at Morton Buildings. HIs last job was as a cart retriever at Walmart until his diabetes forced him to retire in 2015. He married Mary Ann Trygstad in 1978 in Volga, and they had two sons. They later divorced, and Cliff moved for a time to Phoenix, Ariz. He is survived by his sons, Josh (Sara) Johnson of Bella Vista Ark., and Jacob (Angela) Johnson of Haven, Kan.; seven grandchildren, and his siblings, Pat and Dave Miller of Groton, Linda Sullivan of Pierre, Diane Johnson of Pierre, David Johnson of Sioux Falls, Monte (Darlene Roberts) Johnson of Sioux Falls, Donna Carda of Pierre, and Sheryl Johnson of Pierre. He was preceded in death by his parnets; his sisters, Deborah Johnson and Jennifer Davis, and his grand-nephew, Joseph Serbousek.

The Emerald Regiment marching band from Riggs High School placed eighth at Aberdeen Roncalli’s marching festival last week, then placed second at the Platte-Geddes marching festival. At Platte the Pierre band was honored with having the best overall percussion section. The band goes to Menno to another marching event Friday of this week.

Nolan Vandel, whose parents are Pierre natives George and Stephanie (Ellenbecker) Vandel, is a junior defensive lineman on the Sioux Falls O’Gorman football team.

Larissa FastHorse is in Minneapolis right now as “For the People,” a comedy born from the Twin Cities Native community and written by Larissa and her colleague, Ty Defoe, will be performed at the Guthrie Theatre from Oct. 7 through Nov. 12.

Claire Kachelmyer, whose mother is Nikki (Peterson) Kachelmyer, spent a week at the national mock trial tournament. Her team from Apple Valley, Minn., High School placed in the top 10, and Clarie won an individual third-place witness award.

The Hills Alive festival of Christian music, which has been held in Rapid City for 40 summers, will apparently not take place next year. Northwestern Media, owner of sponsoring KSLT Radio, said they will no longer sponsor the event due to the cost of time, money and people it takes to run the festival.

Ben McNaboe, a defensive end for the University of North Dakota football team, has been selected as a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy. He is one of 39 nominees from the FCS schools and one of 201 semifinalists nationwide from all NCAA divisions and the NAIA. The Campbell trophy is considered to be one of college football’s premier scholar-athlete awards. Ben’s honor is of special interest to John and Linda Knox of Onida because Ben is a grandson of Linda’s sister, Sue McNaboe. Ben completed his bachelor’s degree from UND this past summer and is now working toward his master’s in kinesiology, carrying a 3.909 grade-point average.


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