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Sisseton High School announces plans for 2017 Homecoming

Sisseton Homecoming week will be Sept. 25-29. The theme this year is “Cereal.”
Coronation will be held on Monday, Sept. 25, at 7:00 p.m. at Ben Reifel Gym.
School dress up days for the week will be as follows: Monday - Class Colors (Seniors Hot Pink, Juniors Neon Green, Sophomores Orange, Freshmen Blue, Staff RoyaltyPurple); Tuesday - Tourist; Wednesday - Sports; Thursday - Famous Character, and Friday - Spirit Day.
A parade will be held on Friday, Sept. 29, at 1:30 p.m. All those interested in entering a float should be at the parking lot south of the high school at 1:00 p.m.
Friday evening, a football game against Aberdeen Roncalli will kick off at 7:00 p.m. at the Sisseton Athletic Complex.

2017 SHS Homecoming Royalty- This year’s Sisseton High School Homecoming Royal Court includes (back row, left to right) Spencer Weatherstone, who will be crowning the winners, and Homecoming Candidates Kaeden Metz, Benjamin Thompson, Carsten Archer, Hunter Ryan, Colbey Lehrke, (front row) Mia Estwick, Alyssa Magnuson, Katlynn Joyce, Jessa Glynn and Mariah Pistorius. Coronation is set for Monday, Sept. 25, at 7:00 p.m. Courier Photos

Fatal crash in Day County

A 27-year-old Sisseton man has been identified as the person who died Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Grenville.
Tel Iverson was driving a 2008 Mercury Sable eastbound when he lost control. The vehicle went into the north ditch and rolled several times.
The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Day County Sheriff’s Office, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department, Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribal Police and Christensen Ambulance Service.
The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Vivian OpsalVivian Opsal shares a Century of Memories....

by Katy Heinecke
Courier Staff Writer

Born May 30, 1918 in Enchant, Alberta, Canada, May Vivian Mollerud had a sad start to her first couple years of life. Shortly after she was born, her mother became very ill and contracted the flu during the war years which then turned into TB. When she was one year old, they brought her mother back to the United States where she spent some time in a sanitarium. Her dad had a cottage built for her so she could be at home and enjoy the fresh air. Vivian lost her mother when she was just 22 months old. It was also during this time that Vivian suffered with a severe case of the measles and other sicknesses. Her grandmother tried to help out with Vivian and her three other siblings, but she had a large family of her own and it was just too much for her to handle..For more on Vivian Opsal please buy a copy of the Sisseton Courier on news stand now..

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