Mervin John Higgins, 85

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Mervin John Higgins was born July 20, 1929 to John and Ada (Brown) Higgins at Brocksburg, Nebraska.  He died January, 20, 2015 at the Gregory Community Hospital at the age of 85 years.

Funeral services were held Jan. 23 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Butte, Neb with Father Andrzej Wyrostek officiating. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery at Naper.

Football Alignments Set for Next Two Years

The state high school activities association has announced football classifications for the next two seasons.

Winner High School football team will remain in Class 11B and Colome High School football team will be in Class 9B.

The teams in 11B will include: Aberdeen Roncalli, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, Bennett County, Beresford, Chamberlain, Crow Creek, Custer, Elk Point-Jefferson, Flandreau, Groton Area, Jones County/White River, Lead-Deadwood, Little Wound, McCook Central/Montrose, Mobridge-Pollock, Parkston, Red Cloud, Redfield/Doland, Sioux Valley, Sisseton, Tri-Valley, Wagner and Winner.

Teams in 9B are: Alcester-Hudson, Avon, Bison, Burke/South Central, Centerville, Colome, Corsica-Stickney, Crazy Horse, DeSmet, Dell Rapids St. Marys, Dupree, Edgemont, Faith, Faulkton, Freeman, Hamlin, Harding County, Hitchcock-Tulare, Howard, Lanford, Leola/Frederick, Lower Brule, Northwestern, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland, Sunshine Bible Academy, Timber Lake and Wall.