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Greer Post #11 American Legion

Greer Post #11 American Legion held its monthly meeting on February 18, 2021 at the Post Home. Commander Robert Kucera called the members to attention. Chaplain Donald Kotab gave the invocation, which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion was recited by all members.

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Greer Unit #11, American Legion Auxiliary

Greer unit #11, American Legion Auxiliary met on Feb. 18 at the post home, with eight members present. The meeting was called to order by President Juanita Stone. Chaplain Margie Stone opened with prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance and American Legion Auxiliary Preamble were recited in unison. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurers report was given and approved. No bills were presented. Correspondence was read from District President Ruth Williams pertaining to the zoom meetings. If we are interested in viewing them, the internet connections were given. Membership chairman Barb Kucera reported that we have 75 paid members. Goal is 78. Community service Chairman Margie Stone reported appropriate cards had been sent. Unfinished business, it was decided that our soup luncheon and bake sale would again be held. A motion was presented by Barb Kucera, and seconded by Linda Youngbluth. All agreed, motion carried. It will be held sometime in April. Details will be organized at our meeting in March. New Business, we discussed Girls State details, and McKenzie Roberts stated there were six girls interested in getting the information and applications. We will celebrate our post's birthday in March. Linda Youngbluth made a motion to have cake and ice cream at our meeting. Draping of the Charter was completed by Juanita Stone and Margie Stone in honor of deceased member Shirley Eitemiller, with a period of silence and prayer by all. The basket was won by Barb Kucera, and donated back. As there was no further business to come before the meeting, Chaplain Margie Stone read the prayer for peace and President Juanita Stone adjourned the meeting at 7:40 p.m.

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South Dakota State University announces Dean's List

BROOKINGS, S.D. - The following students have been named to the Dean's List for academic excellence after the fall 2020 semester at South Dakota State University. To earn dean's list distinctions in SDSU's colleges, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and must have earned at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students with an asterisk received a perfect 4.0 GPA.

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Are you a traditional student, a parent of a traditional student or maybe a non-traditional student that is thinking and maybe even concerned about the cost of going on to technical school next fall? Maybe you are not sure where all of the money will come from to pay for that technical school education as nothing is truly free in this world.

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On a cold and frigid night last Tuesday the Lady Raiders hosted the Beresford Watchdogs. The temperature wasn’t the only thing that was cold. The Raiders shooting would start out the same way only mustarding 4 points in the first quarter and trail 4-8. The second quarter would be a different story as the Raiders would heat up in a hurry out scoring Beresford 26-9 in the second quarter and taking a 30-17 lead into the half. Wagner would extend the lead to as many as 18 points and the Watchdogs would then cut that lead to 6 late in the 4th. Wagner would seal the win knocking down 6 free throws to come away with a 55-43 win. Abby Brunsing led all scorers with 23 points while grabbing 4 boards. Macy Koupal would add 13 points, 6 boards, and 2 assists. Shalayne Nagel would be the third Raider in double figures with 11 points, 8 boards, 3 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 steals. Ashlyn Koupal would be the last Raider to score as she would net 8 points off the bench and dish out 2 assists. Eve Zephier would grab 3 boards and dish out a team high 6 assists, and come away with 2 steals. Caydynce Olson would also dish out 3 assists and grab 2 boards. The Raiders would go 19-37 from the field for 51%. The Watchdogs would be 13-53 for 25%. Wagner would go 8-10 from the line while Beresford would be 11-13. Wagner would out rebound Beresford 25-21. Wagner would commit 21 turnovers compared to Beresford’s 10. “Another great win for us when it comes to seeding points to help us stay at the 4 seed. We started off at a slow pace, not getting post touches and attacking the basket. Once we did that it made their defense sink in and then out shooters were able to take open 3’s compared to contested ones early. We started the game missing our first five threepoint attempts and then ended the game making 9 out of our next 13 shots from beyond the arc. We have great shooters, and the post players do a great job of finding them, but we need to continue to put pressure on defenses by scoring inside. That is what happened in the second quarter tonight. The first quarter was the total opposite. Defensively we did a decent job on their shooters. We didn’t rebound as well as we could have. We would have gotten more transition but a lot of balls were being pushed out of bounds as dead balls. Overall a great win for our team as we wind down the season with 2 more games and then post-season.

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Believe it or not, the 2020-2021 basketball regular season came to an end last Friday night in Platte for the Lady Red Raiders. Three months ago, not sure if anyone would have said that all 20 regular season games would get played, but they all were. The Panthers would run into a buzz saw as the Raiders would come out smoking hot from the field and rack up a 22-5 lead after the first. The second quarter would be a see-saw affair as Wagner would take a 34-16 lead into halftime. Wagner would finish out the game on a 24-6 run and win the game 58-23. Wagner go 21-48 from the field for 44% while holding the Panthers to 17% shooting, 7-41 from the field. Wagner would out rebound Platte-Geddes 34-23. Wagner would commit 10 turnovers compared to 21 from Platte. Macy Koupal would lead all scorers with 18 points and 7 boards. Abby Brunsing follow that up with 15 points, and 5 boards. Shalayne Nagel would net 11 points, grab a team high 8 boards, dish out 3 assists, and come away with 3 steals. Eve Zephier would chip in 6 points, grab 5 boards, dish out a team high 5 assists and come away with a game high 8 steals. Ashlyn Koupal would also add 6 points off the bench. Sydney Cournoyer would round out the scoring with 2 points, and 3 boards. Caydynce Olson would grab 4 boards, dish out 3 assists, and grab 2 steals. “A big difference when we got some fresh legs. We came out ready from the start, got things done inside and out and put the throttle down on both ends of the floor. We got out in transition on offense and made it hard for them to keep the pace. We got after them in the half court. We allowed only 23 points but could have easily taken 9 off their score with some break downs on the defensive end. We are starting to understand these hidden areas where they did hurt us in the Vermillion game. This was a great team win where all contributed with positives. Now we are off to tournament play and will host Madison in the opening round.”

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Middle School Wrestlers going to State in Pierre on Saturday are, from left: Steve Nielsen, Hunter Loeffler, Mason Stone and Ty Garcia. Good Luck Wrestlers! 

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