THE MIDWEEK UPDATE
Thursday: root beer.
Friday-Sunday: cherry cheesecake.
PIERRE GOVERNORS SPORTS ROUNDUP
This week’s schedules:
Girls tennis—Thursday, Brandon Valley and Rapid City Christian (at Rapid City), 2:00; Friday-Saturday, at Rapid City invitational, 2:00 and 8:00.
Boys soccer—Thursday, at Harrisburg, 4:00; Tuesday, home vs. Watertown, 4:00.
Girls soccer—Thursday, at Harrisburg, 6:00; Tuesday, home vs. Watertown, 6:00.
Boys golf—Friday, at Huron invitational, 10:00; Monday, at Aberdeen Central invitational, 10:00; Tuesday, home vs. Watertown, 4:00.
Football—Friday, home vs. Harrisburg, 7:00.
Cross country—Friday, home vs. Rapid City Central and Aberdeen Central, 10:00.
Cheer/dance—Saturday, at Aberdeen Central invitational, 10:00; Tuesday, at Watertown invitational, 5:00.
Volleyball—Friday, at Rapid City Central, 7:00; Saturday, at Rapid City Stevens, 1:30; Tuesday, at Mitchell, 7:00.
Girls tennis (0-4): Pierre lost its first four matches of the season. In an 8-1 loss to Harrisburg, Sabrina Kintz, the only returnee from last year’s varsity, won her singles match. The Lady Govs also lost to Sioux Falls Lincoln, 9-0; to Sioux Falls Washington, 7-2, and to Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 8-1. Jocelyn Corrales won singles matches against Washington and Roosevelt.
Boys soccer (0-3): The Governors lost at Aberdeen Central, 6-0.
Girls soccer (2-0-1): Pierre tied Aberdeen Central, 1-1. The Lady Govs’ goal was scored in the 35th minute by Caytee Williams off an assist from Abby Foster.
Boys golf: The Governors finished seventh of seven teams in their own invitational Tuesday, but they posted their best team score of the year at 337. Rapid City Stevens was the team winner with a 286. Sam Grout of Spearfish won a three-way playoff for medalist honors with a 70. Pierre had no player among the top 15. Governor scores: Sawyer Lee 81, Grady Klundt 87, Carter Karst 87, Thomas Kropp 91, Ethan Ogan 93.
Aug. 24: Harrisburg, 7:00.
Aug. 31: at Yankton, 7:00.
Sept. 7: at Douglas, 6:00 MDT.
Sept. 14: Huron, 7:00.
Sept. 21: at Brookings, 7:00.
Sept. 28: at Sturgis, 6:00 MDT.
Oct. 5: Mitchell, 7:00.
Oct. 12: at Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 5:00.
Oct. 18: Aberdeen Central, 6:00.
Aug. 24: at Rapid City Central, 7:00 MDT.
Aug. 25: at Rapid City Stevens, 1:30 MDT.
Aug. 28: at Mitchell, 7:00.
Sept. 4: at Spearfish, 7:00 MDT.
Sept. 6: Sturgis, 7:00.
Sept. 8: Aberdeen Central, 5:00.
Sept. 13: at Harrisburg, 7:00.
Sept. 15: Douglas, 2:00.
Sept. 20: at Aberdeen Central, 7:00.
Sept. 22: Mitchell, 7:00.
Sept. 25: at Brandon Valley, 6:00.
Sept. 28: Yankton, 7:00.
Sept. 29: Sioux Falls O’Gorman, 7:00.
Oct. 2: Huron, 7:00
Oct. 6: Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 7:00.
Oct. 9: at Watertown, 7:00.
Oct. 11: at Sioux Falls Washington, 7:00.
Oct. 19: at Sioux Falls Lincoln, 7:00.
Oct. 23: Brookings, 7:00.
Nov. 3: at Huron, 7:00.
Class 11AA football games this week:
BROOKINGS at YANKTON.
DOUGLAS at HURON.
HARRISBURG at PIERRE.
Watertown at MITCHELL (Saturday).
SPEARFISH at St. Thomas More (Saturday).
STURGIS at Belle Fourche (Saturday).
STANLEY COUNTY BUFFALOES SPORTS ROUNDUP
This week’s schedules:
Football—Friday, at Winner.
Volleyball—Saturday, at Bennett County with Wall; Tuesday, at Chamberlain.
Cross country—Friday, at Winner invitational.
Football: The Buffaloes scored first in Max Foth’s first game as head coach when Dylan Gabriel went in from 31 yards out and Reid Wieczorek added the extra point. But those seven points were all the Buffs would get as Mount Vernon-Plankinton won the season opener, 40-7. The Titans scored in the first half on touchdown runs of 63, 3 and 8 yards and a touchdown pass play covering 48 yards. In the second half they added a six-yard TD run. After each of their five TDs the Titans added a two-point conversion. Stanley County had 119 yards rushing, 81 of them by Gabriel in 13 carries, and 50 yards passing by Riley Hannum in seven completions in 10 passes. J.D. Carter had six receptions for 37 yards. Mount Vernon-Plankinton compiled 263 yards on the ground and 72 through the air.
Schedule change: The Buffaloes’ football game against St. Francis has been changed to Saturday, Sept. 22, at noon MDT in Deadwood as part of the Prospector Bowl day of games.
Region 11B, Region 4 football:
— Last week’s games:
Mount Vernon-Plankinton 40, Stanley County 7.
Custer 40, Bennett County 12.
Lead-Deadwood 19, Red Cloud 16.
Sioux Falls Christian 36, Winner 0.
— This week’s games:
Bennett County (0-1): home vs. Little Wound.
Crow Creek (0-0): at Todd County.
Custer (1-0): at Newcastle.
Lead-Deadwood (1-0): at Upton/Sundance.
Red Cloud (0-1): at Pine Ridge.
Stanley County (0-1): at Winner.
Winner (1-0): home vs. Stanley County.
SULLY BUTTES CHARGERS SPORTS ROUNDUP
This week’s schedules:
Football—Friday, home vs. Herreid/Selby Area.
Volleyball—Saturday, at YTC tournament, Roscoe; Tuesday, at Faulkton Area.
Cross country—Aug. 30 at Redfield invitational.
Football: The Chargers came out firing in the new season and led Potter County at halftime, 30-6, en route to a 46-20 win. Junior quarterback Nick Wittler ran in one TD himself and passed for TDs to Cam Ogle, Grant Johnson and Morris Hofer in the first half. He threw another to Hofer in the second half, and Johnson returned an interception 39 yards or the Chargers’ final score. It was 46-6 until Potter County scored twice against Sully Buttes reserves late in the game. The defense held the Battlers to 23 yards rushing, three first downs and 85 yards passing. The offense ran for 172 yards and threw or 198 while accumulating 18 first downs. Wittler carried seven times or 81 yards and completed 11 of 15 passes for 195 yards. Hofer had 56 yards in 10 carries and Mackenzie Weinheimer 26 yards in nine carries.
Class 9B, Region 1 football:
— Last week’s games:
Sully Buttes 46, Potter County 20.
Faulkton Area 34, Langford Area 14.
Hitchcock-Tulare 58, Iroquois 8.
Warner 46, Northwestern 14.
— This week’s games:
Warner (1-0): at Faulkton Area.
Faulkton Area (1-0): home vs. Warner.
Hitchcock-Tulare (1-0): at Sunshine BIble.
Sunshine Bible (0-0): home vs. Hitchcock-Tulare.
Langford Area (0-1): at Iroquois.
Iroquois (0-1): home vs. Langford Area.
Northwestern (0-1): home vs. Ipswich/Edmunds Central.
Sully Buttes (1-0): home vs. Herreid-Selby Area.
Thursday, Aug. 23:
Bohde Kuiper, Becky Burke, Joshua Kinsman, Dan Sutera, Jan Sommer, Hope Dill, Alice Wright, Stephanie Zebroski, Alice Whitebird, Dawn Magee, Merna Imsland, Colin Whitebird, Aske Whitebird, Barry Sargent.
— 4th anniversary, Austin/Kelsey Blair.
— 4th anniversary, Shane/Deni (Lohman) Hollingsworth.
— 4th anniversary, Caleb/Katie (Kemink) Shepherd.
— 43rd anniversary, Marty/Shirley Javurek.
— 4th anniversary, Todd/Michelle (Beemer) DeWitt.
— 15th anniversary, Josh/Malene Ford.
— 49th anniversary, Bill/Kathy Van Duzer.
We fondly remember Tyler Wilcox on his birthday.
Friday, Aug. 24:
Vivien Van Camp, Shawn Chase, Eric Aadland, Darrin Dykstra, Chris Klucas, Demeri Hanson, Bryan Stahl, Katie Stier, Riley Lamb, Lisa Bondy, Dana Day, Carrie Jo (Eckman) Howard, Brent Swenson, Jace Mancuso.
— 61st anniversary, Seb/Carol Axtman.
— 50th anniversary, John/Jean Lakner.
— 44th anniversary, Bill/Dee Ann Stevens.
— 16th anniversary, Kirk/Shaun Van Roekel.
— 19th anniversary, Doug/Lindsey (Tilberg) Jennewein.
— 5th anniversary, Blake/Lindsey (Luers) Hyde.
Saturday, Aug. 25:
Dustin Hight, Kelsey Nincehelser, Gary Johnson, Michael McKillip, Chris Lopez, Gina (Kotilnek) Hickenbotham.
— 6th anniversary, Brandon/Cassie (Kinsman) Deffenbaugh.
— 6th anniversary, Andy/Debra Yackley.
— 45th anniversary, Rick/Gloria Merriam.
— 6th anniversary, Brandon/Cori (Bechtold) Haag.
— 28th anniversary, Tim/Thea (Miller) Ryan.
Sunday, Aug. 26:
Ursula Waack, Johnathon Mehlhaff, Pat Clark, Barb Bjorneberg, Nick Dooley, Hannah Reiprich, Scott Hipple, Liz (Winter) Marso, Chad Grunewaldt, Jamie (Dykstra) Fitzke, Trestin Johnson, Braeden Bruning, Hope (Hoover) Brenny, Landry Blake.
— 7th anniversary, Chad/Emily (Currey) Kiel.
— Anniversary, Chris/Beth (Weischedel) Henrichsen.
Monday, Aug. 27:
Amber (Osnes) Antholz, Joe Dravland, Alison Weyer, Ainsley Ries, Cameron Villa, Megan Robertson, Thomas Simon, Kodi Jo Spaid, Nicole Stengle, Kirstyn Larsen, Lauren Bauer.
— 7th anniversary, Scott/Debbie (Wagoner) Mees.
— 7th anniversary, Joel/Anne (Rounds) Harrington.
— 64th anniversary, Eldon/Janice Russell.
— 25th anniversary, Joe/Stephanie (Colwill) Harmon.
— 7th anniversary, Jason/Sarah (Linn) Hyde.
— 7th anniversary, Brandon/Sasha (Yackley) Bertsche.
— 13th anniversary, Levi/Crystal (Fosheim) Neuharth.
Tuesday, Aug. 28:
Shirley Eisnach, Anita Zastrow, Brylon Beck, Whitney (Stoeser) Schnabel, Mike Mehlhaff.
— 8th anniversary, Shawn/Kristy (Sobolik) Luskey.
— 14th anniversary, Aaron/Carisa (Rathbun) Marshall.
— 14th anniversary, Andrew/Kayla (Johnson) Koob.
— 2nd anniversary, Charles/Cleo (Hilding) Berg.
Wednesday, Aug. 29:
Jared Neilan, Lisa Kohler, Elin Johnson, Carolyn Fouts, Dalton Carroll, Dan Nielsen, Lincoln Boer, Zach Merwin, Jocelyn Olson, Stella Thier.
— 49th anniversary, John/Sylvia Moisan.
— 9th anniversary, Eric/Niki (Fergen) Rodawig.
— 13th anniversary, Clayton/Kacie (Cross) Etzkorn.
— 9th anniversary, Abe/Kate Storms.
Thursday, Aug. 30:
Amanda Tinker, William Maier, Chris Johnson, Henry Runyan, Barry Johnson, Morgan Finley, Laura White, Audra Sarvis, Nathan Vetter, Michelle (Koehn) Fox, Lindy (Bouchie) Geraets, Addison Sarvis.
— 16th anniversary, Cody/Aimee (Stoeser) Nickolas.
— 15th anniversary, Kyle/Heather (Smith) Englehart.
— 4th anniversary, Kip/Kelsey (Ahlers) Rounds.
— 49th anniversary, Randy/Alice Wright.
Minnesota United FC: The Loons had to wait out a weather delay, then lost at Dallas, 2-0. Minnesota is home at 6:30 Saturday against Sporting Kansas City.
This week’s live games on Midco Sports Network:
— Thursday: College football, Dakota State vs. Dakota Wesleyan, 7 p.m.
— Friday: High school football, Minot vs. West Fargo, 7 p.m.
This week’s live NFL games on local television:
— Thursday: Philadelphia-Cleveland, 7 p.m., Fox.
— Friday: Detroit-Tampa Bay, 7 p.m., CBS.
— Friday: Green Bay-Oakland, 9:30 p.m., NFL Network.
— Friday: Minnesota-Seattle, 7 p.m., KSFY-TV.
— Saturday: Kansas City-Chicago, noon, NFL Network.
— Saturday: New Orleans-Los Angeles Chargers, 7 p.m., CBS.
— Saturday: Tennessee-Pittsburgh, 8 p.m., NFL Network.
— Sunday: Cincinnati-Buffalo, 3 p.m., Fox.
— Sunday: Arizona-Dallas, 7 p.m., NBC.
Minnesota Vikings: Thank goodness it was only Game #2 of the preseason. The Vikings lost to Jacksonville at home, 14-10. The Vikings’ other home preseason game will be Friday vs. Seattle, locally on KSFY.
Denver Broncos: The Broncos are 0-2 in preseason games after a 24-23 home loss to the Bears. Denver plays at Washington Friday night.
Minnesota Lynx: The defending WNBA champions are done early. After finishing the regular season last weekend with a loss to Connecticut and a win over Washington, the Lynx finished fourth in the Western Conference. That sent them to a do-or-die one-loss-and-out first-round playoff game at their rivals, Los Angeles, and the Lynx lost there, 75-68.
THIS WEEK’S CROSSWORD
Directions: Draw four boxes side by side, then another row of four boxes directly below, then a third row, then a fourth row so you end up with a square containing 16 boxes, four across and four down in each of four rows.
Number the squares in the top row 1, 2 3 and 4 from left to right. Number the left-hand box in the second row 5, the left-hand box in the third row 6 and the left-hand box in the bottom row 7.
1 across: Prince William’s wife.
1 down: Captain of the Enterprise.
2 down: One who aces.
3 down: TV personality and musician —- Braxton.
4 down: Opposite of beginnings.
5 across: A person closely linked to an idea or issuye.
6 across: Video game where the strong ascend as gods.
7 across: Cubs’ All-Star Bryant.
Solution at the bottom of this Update.
Thursday: Cincinnati, 7:05, MLBN.
Friday: Cincinnati, 1:20, MLBN.
Saturday: Cincinnati, 1:20.
Sunday: Cincinnati, 1:20.
Monday: New York Mets, 7:05.
Tuesday: New York Mets, 7:05.
Wednesday: New York Mets, 1:20, MLBN.
Thursday: at Atlanta, 6:35, MLBN.
Thursday: Oakland, 7:10, FSN.
Friday: Oakland, 7:10, FSN.
Saturday: Oakland, 6:10, FSN.
Sunday: Oakland, 1:10, FSN.
Tuesday: at Cleveland, 6:10, FSN.
Wednesday: at Cleveland, 6:10, FSN.
Thursday: at Cleveland, 12:10, Facebook-Watch.
Colorado Rockies (times MDT):
Thursday: San Diego, 1:10.
Friday: St. Louis, 6:40.
Saturday: St. Louis, 6:10.
Sunday: St. Louis, 1:10.
Monday: at Los Angeles Angels, 8:07, ESPN.
Tuesday: at Los Angeles Angels, 8:07.
Thursday: at San Diego, 8:10.
Sioux Falls Canaries: The Birds lost six of seven games this past week. They go to Sioux City Thursday through Saturday, then are home vs., Cleburne Monday and Tuesday and Gary-South Shore Wednesday and Thursday.
Minnesota Twins: The closest place to go to see major league baseball is, of course, Minneapolis, so here are your choices of dates for next season. The Twins’ home series in 2019 are these, and the first one might be a bit chilly:
March 28, 30-31: Cleveland
April 12-14: Detroit
April 15-18: Toronto
April 26-28: Baltimore
April 29-30, May 1-2: Houston
May 10-12: Detroit
May 13-15: Los Angeles Angels
May 24-26: Chicago White Sox
May 27-28: Milwaukee
June 11-13: Seattle
June 14-16: Kansas City
June 17-19: Boston
June 25-27: Tampa Bay
July 5-7: Texas
July 16-17: New York Mets
July 18-21: Oakland
July 22-24: New York Yankees
Aug. 2-4: Kansas City
Aug. 5-7: Atlanta
Aug. 8-11: Cleveland
Aug. 19-21: Chicago White Sox
Aug. 23-25: Detroit
Sept. 6-8: Cleveland
Sept. 10-12: Washington
Sept. 16-18: Chicago White Sox
Sept. 20-22: Kansas City
PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): Tom tied for 57th place at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open at Endicott, N.Y. He had rounds of 71, 70 and 75 for an even-par 216, earning $4,100. His money earnings total for the year is now $317,139. Tom has made the cut in all 14 events entered this season and is in 42nd place on the Champions Tour money list. This weekend the Champions Tour goes west for the Boeing Classic at Snoqualmie, Wash., Friday through Sunday.
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU’RE A TEACHER?
By Jeff Foxworthy
(1) You get a secret thrill out of laminating things.
(2) You can hear 25 voices behind you, and you know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line.
(3) You walk into a store and hear the words, “It’s Mr. (or Ms.) _____!” and you know you have been spotted.
(4) You have 25 people who accidentally call you “Mom” or “Dad” at one time or another.
(5) You can eat a multi-course meal in 15 minutes.
(6) You’ve trained yourself to go to the bathroomn at two distinct times of the day—lunch and planning period.
(7) You start saving other people’s trash because most likely you can use that toilet paper tube or plastic butter tub for something in the classroom.
(8) You believe the teachers lounge should be equipped with a margarita machine.
(9) You want to slap the next person who says, “Must be nice to work 8 to 3 and have summers off.”
(10) You believe chocolate is a food group.
(11) You can tell if it’s a full moon without ever looking outside.
(12) You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says, “Boy, the kids are sure mellow today.”
(13) You feel the urge to talk to children who are strangers and correct their behavior when you are out in public.
(14) You believe in aerial spraying of Ritalin.
(15) You think caffeine should be available in intravenous form.
(16) You spend more money on school stuff than you do on your own children.
(17) You can’t pass the school supply aisle without getting at least five items.
(18) You ask your friends to use their words and explain if the left-hand turn he made was a “good choice” or a “bad choice.”
(19) You find true beauty in a can full of perfectly sharpened pencils.
(20) You are secretly addicted to hand sanitizer.
(21) You understand instantly why a child behaves in a certain way after meeting his/her parents.
Aug. 25: Steven Gordon/Katelynn Engh.
Sept. 28: Tyler Arbach/Rachel Hartmann.
Oct. 6: Rodd Bauck/Megan Vockrodt.
Oct. 6: Cale Pell/Sarah Lihs.
Aug. 31, 2019: Devin Maki/Karlie Warne.
NEW DOG CROSSBREEDS
Deerhound + terrior = Derriere, a dog that’s true to the end.
COLLEGE SPORTS ROUNDUP
Black Hills State soccer (Katie Nielson): Katie is a junior forward for the Yellowjackets. They open their season Sunday in Rapid City against Morningside, then go to Minot State next Thursday.
King’s College soccer (August Axtman): The Monarchs open their season Aug. 31 vs. Alvernia University and Sept. 1 against Arcadia University.
South Dakota State soccer: The Jackrabbits failed to score in their first two matches of the season, losing at Iowa State, 2-0, and at Kansas in the rain Sunday, 3-0. Now 0-2, SDSU is home vs. Wayne State at 6 p.m. Friday and Drake at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Concordia (Minn.) soccer (Morgan Hluchy): Morgan’s senior season begins Aug. 31 at Buena Vista (Iowa) and Sept. 3 at Nebraska Wesleyan.
St. Thomas soccer (Marcus Hluchy): Marcus’ sophomore season begins for him and the Tommies at Wisconsin-Superior Aug. 31, home vs. Knox College Sept. 2 and at Northwestern (Minn.) Sept. 4.
South Dakota soccer (Joana Zanin): The Coyotes opened the regular season at home with a 4-2 loss to Wyoming after leading 2-0 after 51 minutes. Joana had one shot in the match. On Sunday USD and Northern Iowa tied 0-0 in Waterloo. Joana had one shot and one shot on goal. Now 0-1-1, USD goes all the way to Eastern Washington for a match Friday, then hosts Chicago State at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Northern soccer (Tori Thorpe): The Wolves began the season with a hometown scrimmage against Presentation on Monday and played an exhibition against Concordia (Minn.) last night. The season opener is at home Sept. 1 against Black Hills State.
Northwestern (Iowa) soccer (Cole Cruse): After a scrimmage at Iowa Lakes Community College, the Red Raiders’ season began with a flourish Tuesday as Northwestern won over Buena Vista, 8-1. Seven different players scored goals, and Cole was one of them as he put an unassisted goal into the net for the team’s seventh goal. It was one of his two shots on goal as he played 42 minutes. Northwestern goes to Benedictine (Kan.) Saturday.
South Dakota cross country (Caleb Lusk, Maddy McClure): Caleb, son of Dan and Brooke (Severson) Lusk, is a freshman runner for the Coyotes. Maddy, who is the daughter of Agar native and Sully Buttes alumnus Seth McClure and his wife DeAnn, ran for Yankton High and is now a freshman for USD. The Coyotes open their season at the Augustana twilight meet Aug. 31.
Black Hills State cross country (Kelsey Van Den Hemel): The Yellowjackets’ first run will be Sept. 1 at the School of Mines meet.
South Dakota Mines cross country (Theron Singleton): The Hardrockers stay home for their opening meet Sept. 1.
South Dakota State cross country (Rachel Propst): The Jacks’ first meet will be the Bison Open at NDSU Sept. 1.
Dakota Wesleyan football (Lukas Chase): The Tigers kick off their season at home tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. on Midco Sports Network against Dakota State.
South Dakota Mines football: The Hardrockers open their season Sept. 1 at Colorado-Mesa.
Augustana football (Peyton Zabel): The Vikings are a week away from their opener at Upper Iowa Sept. 1.
University of Sioux Falls football: The Cougars, seeking their fourth straight trip to the Division II plaoffs, open at home next Thursday vs. Concordia-St. Paul.
Northern football (Alex Gray, Joe King, Colten Drageset, Jacob Howard): The Wolves are awaiting their opener at Bemidji State Aug. 30.
South Dakota State football: The Jacks’ opener is at Iowa State at 7 p.m. Sept. 1.
South Dakota football: The Coyotes’ first test will be at Kansas State at 6 p.m. Sept. 1.
Presentation football (Michael Lyons): The Saints open their season Saturday at Trinity International in Deerfield, Ill.
Black Hills State football (Shawn Schnabel): The Yellowjackets open their season and RMAC play at Chadron State Sept. 1.
North Dakota football: The Fighting Hawks open their season at home against Mississippi Valley State next Thursday night on Midco Sports Network.
North Dakota State football: The Bison open at home Sept. 1 vs. Cal Poly.
Dakota State volleyball (Nicole Sarringar): The DSU women open their season next Wednesday at Dakota Wesleyan.
South Dakota State volleyball: The Jackrabbits open this weekend at UMKC’s invitational in Kansas City, playing the host team, Austin Peay and Western Michigan.
University of Mary volleyball (Korie Lebeda Tetzlaff): Korie’s debut as head coach comes this weekend at the Moorhead invitational. The Marauders will play Western State (Colo.), Montana State-Billings, South Dakota Mines and Minnesota State-Moorhead.
South Dakota volleyball: In an exhibition match at Ames, USD lost to #21 Iowa State, 3-1. The Coyotes open regular-season play this weekend in Milwaukee Friday and Saturday, playing Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Northwestern of the Big 10 and New Hampshire.
Dakota Wesleyan volleyball (Elena Svingen, Jennifer Sweetman): The Tigers are headed to Chicago this weekend for the Robert Morris invitational where they will play the host team and William Penn, Graceland and Ave Maria.
South Dakota State golf (Austin Hoss): The Jacks’ fall season tees off at Wisconsin’s Badger Invitational in Madison Sept. 9-10.
Northern Michigan golf (Karissa Guthrie): The Wildcats are waiting for their fall season opener at the Indianapolis invitational Sept. 10-11.
South Dakota golf (Katie Bartlett): Katie’s junior year begins with the Coyotes playing in Nebraska-Omaha’s invitational Sept. 1-2.
Augustana golf (Natalie Young): This will be Natalie’s sophomore year at Augustana after she spent her freshman year at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix. The Vikings open their season Sept. 4-5 at the Central Fall Preview tournament in Olathe, Kan. Natalie’s dad is Pierre native Jason Young, the golf professional at the Red Rock course in Rapid City.
WHY ENGLISH IS SO HARD TO LEARN
I did not object to the object.
1 day: BluntFest (Aug. 24-26).
7 days: State Fair, Huron (Aug. 30-Sept. 3).
11 days: Labor Day (Sept. 3).
14 days: NFL opening night (Sept. 6).
15 days: U.S. Men’s National Team soccer friendly vs. Brazil (Sept. 7).
17 days: Minnesota Vikings opener (Sept. 9).
18 days: Riggs High homecoming coronation (Sept. 10).
19 days: Riggs High homecoming parade (Sept. 11).
19 days: U.S. Men’s National Team soccer friendly vs. Mexico (Sept. 11).
20 days: Special session of the Legislature (Sept. 12).
22 days: Riggs High homecoming day (Sept. 14).
22 days: Riggs High Class of ’68 reunion (Sept. 14).
22 days: Dakota Western Heritage Festival (Sept. 14-16).
23 days: ‘M’ Day at School of Mines (Sept. 15).
25 days: Emmy awards (Sept. 17).
25 days: PGA Champions Tour’s Sanford International tournament, Sioux Falls (Sept. 17-23).
28 days: South Dakota Festival of Books, Brookings/Sioux Falls (Sept. 20).
29 days: Pierre Players’ “The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church” (Sept. 21-23, 27-29).
30 days: Homecoming at NDSU (Sept. 22).
30 days: Homecoming at UND (Sept. 22).
36 days: Stanley County High homecoming day (Sept. 28).
36 days: Sully Buttes High homecoming day (Sept. 28).
36 days: Custer State Park buffalo roundup (Sept. 28).
37 days: Gypsy Day at Northern (Sept. 29).
37 days: Trojan Day at Dakota State (Sept. 29).
37 days: Riggs High band at River City Festival, Chamberlain (Sept. 29).
37 days: Swarm Day at BHSU (Sept. 29).
37 days: Cougar Day at USF (Sept. 29).
37 days: Homecoming at Nebraska (Sept. 29).
38 days: Crazy Horse volksmarch (Sept. 30).
38 days: Grand opening of the Helmsley Center (Sept. 30).
WORDS OF WISDOM
“With so many things coming back in style, I can’t wait until morals, respect and intelligence become a trend again.”
— Denzel Washington
Our first weekly football contest will appear in next week’s Midweek Update. Everyone is welcome to try his or her hand at picking winners of 10 games each week. The games will be listed here in the Update each Thursday, but I will post them on my Parker Knox page on Facebook each Monday, so you can submit your 10 winners there by commenting or by sending your 10 winners to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be in by noon Saturdays. There are no prizes awarded at the end of the season. Just ask last year’s winner, the newly-married Jason Noyes.
PARKER’S PERSONAL NOTES
— Jon Sailer has been the go-between between you readers and me for many years (nearly 13 years, he says!) ever since BPro took over the distribution of The Midweek Update when the Capital Journal under new ownership in late 2005 chose not to continue doing what the Hipples had done for years. Jon worked for BPro in Pierre for a long time but last year relocated to Spearfish and works for them out of his home there. Jon has begun a new blog to which he contributes daily if not more often that! He calls it “Everything South Dakota,” and you really should check it out frequently to stay in touch with all the tidbits and stories he writes. You can access the blog at www.everythingsouthdakota.com. If you are a Facebook user, you can also go to www.facebook.com/everythingsouthdakota.
— Most of you have had at least one of those moments when you stumble, screw up, or otherwise make a fool of yourself. The first thing you do, even before the pain sets in, is to look around to be sure no one saw what you did. That happened to me one morning last week. While I was grabbing some groceries inside Safeway, one of the Black Hills’ frequent thundershowers popped up. When I prepared to leave the store, the rain was cascading down from the heavens, and the water was gushing across the parking lot. Stupidly I made a run for it, carrying three bags of groceries with me. Halfway to my car, my right leg suddenly gave out. Down I went in a splash. A box containing a lemon meringue pie took most of the brunt of my body weight, but my knees and hands got a good scraping on the pavement. The suddenness of my fall made me unable to get up for a few seconds. (This was after I looked around, not to see if anybody saw me fall, but to see if there was anyone nearby willing to help me up!) The fact that a pickup about 10 feet from me had its lights on and its driver was preparing to back up out of his parking spot forced me to get up whether I was physically able to or not. I made it to the car, drowned rat that I was since my pants and shirt were totally soaked from the rainwater in the parking lot. Back home I patched up my knee bruises. Band-Aids make anything feel better, you know! I limped around for about 24 hours, but later in the week I was moving around at the same pace anyone of my age moves.
— As we continue our series of hearing from readers on where they would most like to visit, we hear from Jacob Parsons: “I would like to go to George, Wash., the home of the Gorge Amphitheatre, a popular spot for the Dave Matthews Band. I’ve never been to Washington, but I have relatives who live in that area that I would enjoy visiting.”
— It’s marching band season! How I remember those glorious fall mornings when I could hear the Emerald Regiment rehearsing outside Riggs High and sometimes marching up and down the streets out there near the high school! As much a part of fall as falling leaves! So we call your attention, if you’re a marching band lover like me, to “Marching Orders,” a series now available for viewing on Netflix. The Bethune-Cookman University band back in the day was the band featured in the movie “Drumline.” The modern-day Bethune-Cookman band is profiled in a 12-part series of documentaries that show the persistence, dedication and determination required to be part of such a unit.
NEWS OF PEOPLE AND EVENTS
The Riggs High band has been selected to perform at the South Dakota Music Educators Association convention in Rapid City during All-State Chorus and Orchestra weekend. The Riggs performance will be at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26.
Terry Peterson, who taught two generations of students at Riggs High School for 30 years as part of a 34-year teaching career, died at home in Rapid City Aug. 17 at the age of 69. A memorial service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Canyon Lake United Methodist Church in Rapid City, the church which he and Sandy joined when they moved from Pierre to Rapid City following retirement. Terry was a speech teacher and coached debate early in his career, but it was his Gumbo yearbooks at Riggs High which annually earned the highest possible ratings. “T.P.” grew up in North Dakota and moved with his family to Aberdeen where he graduated from high school. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Northern and his master’s in speech at SDSU. He and the former Sandra Wulff were married in 1972. The Petersons were active members of Lutheran Memorial Church while in Pierre. Terry was a Tae Kwon Do Black Belt. After moving to Rapid City he became a pillar of the Rushmore Lions Club where he served as club president, newsletter editor, district governor and council chairman and earned many awards. He is survived by his wife, Sandy of Rapid City; their son, Ryan Peterson and his wife Calista of Rapid City; their daughter, Nicole “Nikki” Kachelmyer and her husband Nathan of Apple Valley, Minn.; seven grandchildren; his mother Bernice Buum of Rapid City; his stepmother, LaVonne Peterson of Aberdeen, and his brother, Tim Peterson of Spearfish.
Mike Busch, former teacher and football coach at Riggs High School, is the new high school/middle school principal at Stanley County.
Diane McCaughey, 73, died Aug. 14. A memorial service was held at Feigum Funeral Home Aug. 17. She came to Pierre with her family from Rochester, Minn., in 1950. For the last 22 years she was a client of Oahe, Inc. She is survived by two brothers and two sisters, including Mona Pries and her husband Brent of Pierre.
Robert and Samantha (Merrill) Pietz became parents of twin boys on June 1. Samuel weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces, and Tristan weighed 4 pounds, 1 ounce.
Lane Severyn and Anne Marie Holter have announced their engagement. Lane will graduate in December with his master’s degree in economics from South Dakota State University. Anne Marie, who attended Seton Catholic High School in Chandler, Ariz., studied mechanical engineering at Northern Arizona University and is now in her second year toward her Ph.D. in bioengineering at Clemson University in South Carolina. Anne Marie’s mother is the former Julie Morris.
This week’s 8 a.m. service at the Oahe Chapel will be conducted by people from Southeast United Methodist Church. On Sept. 2 Trinity Episcopal Church will handle the summer’s final service at the chapel.
The liver transplant from Mary (Sutera) Sieck to her sister, Barb (Sutera) Opitz, took place at Mayo Clinic Monday. Both women were released from the intensive care unit into a regular hospital room Tuesday.
Caleb Lusk, who is beginning his freshman year at the University of South Dakota, is one of the three recipients this year of a $1,000 scholarship from the Ty Eschenbaum Foundation. The foundation was formed by a young man who beat cancer in his teen-age years. Eschenbaum spent most of his high school years in hospitals, but his cancer was declared to be in remission while he was a senior, and five years later he was cancer-free. His foundation now gives three $1,000 scholarships each year to high school graduates who have beaten cancer. Caleb, son of Dan and Brooke (Severson) Lusk of Pierre, had surgery for a cancerous brain tumor at age 7. He had to relearn how to eat, walk and sit. Now he is headed to USD to begin work toward a degree in physical therapy. He will also run with the Coyote cross country team.
Amanda Sherer will provide the music on the patio at Drifters tonight (Thursday), starting at 6:30.
Sasha Kean was married to Nick Bishop in Portland, Maine, on Aug. 11. Several of Sasha’s high school friends made the trip to the wedding, including Kallie (Dresbach) Hall from Fort Pierre, Lindsey Kozel from Hill City and Brooke Bjorneberg from Colorado Springs. They went to Boston, then up to Portland for the wedding. Also there were Chris Markley, who lives nearby in Manchester, N.H., and Caitlin (McKay) DeFabo.
Mass of Christian Burial for Bernie Beer was celebrated Aug. 17 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral in Rapid City. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Pierre. He died Aug. 11 at home in Rapid City after a 15-year battle with cancer. He grew up in the Isabel and Dupree area and attended South Dakota State University. He worked in ranching, as an agriculture mobile unit instructor at Faith for two years, and as an ag loan officer at Farmers State Bank for 15 years. He continued ranching until his retirement, then he and his wife moved to Rapid City in 2007. He is survived by his wife of almost 54 years, Karen Beer of Rapid City; nine children, JoAnne Kammerer of Philip, Cheryl Hohenberger of Mud Butte, Patti Molstad of Rapid City, Barbara Stout and her husband Kelly of Pierre, Carolyn Severyn and her husband Shane of Pierre, Ken Beer of Rapid City, Mary Enriquez of Charlotte, N.C., Leanne Schlekeway and her husband Jeff of Pierre, and Brad Beer of New Underwood; two brothers, 35 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Music on the deck at the American Legion cabin this Sunday, starting at 5:30, will be provided by In & Out.
Pierre artist James Pollock was honored with the Harvey Dunn Award at the Plein Air “Paint-Out” in De Smet. From among 83 artists present, Pollock received the award as the artist who fulfills the ideals of the renowned artist for whom it is named. (News courtesy of Dakota Radio Group’s “My Daily News.”)
Andrew Wulf has returned home to Pierre and is reopening his own music studio. For information on lessons from this outstanding musician, a graduate of Riggs High and USD, contact Andrew on his Facebook page entitled Andrew Wulf or watch for the Wulf Music Studio page on Facebook coming soon.
Katie Carter and her fellow actors from Bemidji are in New York this week. The final performance of their play, “Mary 4 Martha 3 No Footnoes” by Cate Belleveau of Bemidji, at the Hudson Guild Theatre will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Any of our readers in the New York City area can get tickets at https://m.bpt.me/event/3470773.
Brooke Bjorneberg has been promoted to a manager’s position over the initial contact unit with the Children, Youth and Family Services Division of El Paso County’s Department of Human Services in Colorado Springs.
Blunt native and Sully Buttes alumnus Barry Massey, who has been living in Colorado, will take his 40 Acre Wood woodworking business with him as he lives and works in the Atlantic coastal city of Porto in Portugal.
The Black Hills Playhouse has announced the shows that will be part of next summer’s 2019 season at the theater in Custer State Park. They are “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “Side Show,” “Mamma Mia,” and “Steel Magnolias.”
We recommend your checking out Heather Mangan’s new blogsite from time to time. It is especially interesting now as she steps forth on a new chapter of her life, pursuing a new career. Find her at www.heathermangan.com.
Our sympathy to the Eich family. Deb Eich died Aug. 16 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Pierre. The former Deb Malsam graduated from Riggs High School. She and Frank Eich were married in 1978. They were founding members of the Street Masters Car Club. Deb played softball for many years, and she was an active member of the Central South Dakota Photo Club. She is survived by her husband in Pierre; their daughter, Becky Watson of Woodbury, Minn.; their son, Chris Eich and his wife Aftin in Pierre; four grandchildren; her mother, Alice Malsam of Aberdeen, and her brother, Greg Malsam of Pierre.
Two Pierre couples—Tim and Tammy Withers and Don and Nina Fromm—as well as three other individuals will be inducted into the 4-H Shooting Sports Hall of Fame at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, in the Nordby Exhibit Hall at the state fairgrounds.
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