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2018 Sisseton Snow Queen Royalty

Snow queen

Olivia Heinecke was crowned the 2018 Sisseton Snow Queen during the 43rd annual Snow Queen Contest held at the Sisseton High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. She is the daughter of Les Heinecke of Sisseton, SD and Missy Welfelt. Also crowned during the evening’s activities were Anne Meland, 2018 Junior Snow Queen, daughter of Tim and Teresa Meland of Sisseton, SD and Adaleigh Cloud, 2018 Little Miss, daughter of Wayne and Alicia Cloud of Peever, SD. Pictured above is the court that will reign over 2018. Standing (left to right) are Junior Princess Winter Kelsey Heath, Junior Princess Autumn Teagan Bellonger, Junior Princess Summer Tessa Dykstra, Junior Princess Spring Alexis Metz, Sisseton Senior Snow Queen Olivia Heinecke, 2018 Little Miss Adaleigh Cloud (in front), Emcee Dan Karst, Junior Snow Queen Anne Meland, Senior Princess Spring Erica Ceroll, Senior Princess Summer Mollie Anderson, Senior Princess Autumn Victoria Heinecke, and Senior Princess Winter Katlynn Joyce. Anne will compete as Junior Miss Sisseton at the 72nd Annual Snow Queen Pageant in Aberdeen on January 5-6, 2018. Olivia will compete at the 72nd Annual South Dakota State Snow Queen Pageant as Miss Sisseton in Aberdeen on January 11-13, 2018. This year’s theme was “Let Freedom Ring.” Judges were Jessica Jones, Alex Stein and Brandy Pelzel. The Snow Queen contest is sponsored by the Sisseton Friends and Neighbors Club. ~ Courier Photo

Lighted Parade, Chili Cook-Off are Nov. 17

Sisseton’s annual Lighted Parade will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Parade entries will gather on Main Avenue near the City Shop, and then make their way down Veterans Avenue, finishing at the Sisseton Middle and High School complex (via Oak Street). At the end of the parade, a Chili Cook-Off in the SMS Multi-Purpose Room will wrap up the evening.

Heart donatedAfter transplant, Presentation grad donates old heart to college

Written by
Katherine Grandstrand
Aberdeen American News

Editors Note: This story originally appeared in the October 20, 2017 edition of the Aberdeen American News and is reprinted with permission. Katie Tuff’s father, Don Tuff, is originally from Peever, as were her grandparents, the late Alvin and Lorraine Tuff.
Anyone can give from the heart, but Katie Tuff had the rare chance to give her heart.
After a heart transplant in April, Thursday Tuff donated her old heart to Presentation College

Tuff donates heart to Alma Mater - Presentation College alumna Katie Tuff donated her heart to the anatomy lab at the college during an event Oct. 19. Tuff had a heart transplant in April. Her old heart is seen wrapped in a jar in the foreground. ~American News Photo by John Davis

David FluteFlute testifies in Washington, DC

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Chairman David Flute (left) testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Nov. 8 in support of S.465, “The Independent Outside Audit of the Indian Health Service Act of 2017.” Flute is pictured with U.S. Senator Mike Rounds [R-SD], who sponsored the bill. ~ Courtesy Photo

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