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October 19th, 2006

Bergeson presides over Kids Speak 2007

Fifteen South Dakota high school students, including Philip's Bailey Bergeson, met in Oacoma, South Dakota, on Sunday, October 15, as the Youth Advisory Council (YAC). This council helps the Voices for Children identify problems concerning today's younger generation.

The council met to discuss and organize the Kids Speak 2007.

Each member of the YAC had earlier convened a listening session within their community. The members then came together to pool their information to decide what topic was most prominent and how the individuals and the YAC could be most beneficial.


Haakon District 27-1 School Board meeting

The regularly scheduled Haakon District 27-1 School Board meeting on Monday, October 16, was held at the Milesville Rural Attendance Center.

The board had inspected the currently used school buildings, finishing at the Milesville RAC before their board meeting. The inspection went well. The board then discussed the surplus of the Deep Creek teacherage, though no action was taken.

Luke Weber has been officially approved as the assistant wrestling coach for this season.

Superintendent Keven Morehart stated that the K-6 Title Review was currently underway.


October 12th

One-liners

My daughter was not waking up. This is rare, but with me in the household, she knows better. I poked my head into her room (holding desperately to my safety rope) and yelled loud enough to penetrate her covers. "Remember, two wrongs do not make a right, but three lefts do." A few moments later she came out of her room complaining, "Daddy, by the time I figured that out, I was so awake that I couldn't get back to sleep."

That is what a good one-liner is supposed to do - make you think.


Floy M. Fugate

Floy May Fugate, age 92, of Rapid City, died Sunday morning, October 8, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, after a 40-year battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 11, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music was provided by Jean Weller, organist, with congregational hymns. Ushers were Cliff Parke and Eric Wilmarth.


A library is food for thought

Librarian Alison Kattelmann … “More than just a library – a community center.”

Special to The Pioneer Review

Two roads open up in my "working" vacations and I take the one less traveled by - which has always made all the difference. I am, you see, a traditionalist when it comes to vacations. I bring a few books I've been meaning to read for years, but, as it turns out, never get time to read them.

I wander into libraries and used book stores … the ones less traveled are more helpful and friendly; but for me, and Philip, the journey remains unfinished.

As a writer, I am against censorship; I want to get people reading - especially the young.


More S.D. Air National Guard deployed

Sixty airmen from various units throughout the 114th Fighter Wing departed Joe Foss Field on Saturday, October 7, for an undisclosed operating location in Southwest Asia.

They were deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as part of the United States Air Force's Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) rotation plan. These deploying members will join the 74 airmen who deployed on September 11, 2006.


County Library receives four new computers through grant dollars

Librarian Alison Kattelmann poses with one of four new computers arrived September 18th and are already being used extensively. The Library Services and Technology Act provided $3,280 to purchase the four new computers, which have been named Helga, Inga, Mary and Edith. The Haakon County Public Library received the money through a grant proposal written by librarian Alison Kattelmann (pictured) when she recognized the need for more public access to computers. The four old computers are in storage until a future library facility offers more user space.

Librarian Alison Kattlemann applied for a Library Service and Technology Act grant through the South Dakota State Library. She was notified in mid-summer that the library had received a $3,280 grant.

With those grant dollars she was able to purchase four Dell, Dimension 1100, flat screen computers. The computers arrived in mid-September.

All four computers have been installed and are up and running. Kattleman noted since the computers were put in about three weeks ago, the number of computer patrons has risen by 50 percent.


Candidate forums on S.D. Public Broadcasting television and radio

AARP, South Dakota Public Broadcasting and the South Dakota Newspaper Association will join to host a series of candidate forums to air on SDPB Television and SDPB Radio.

The forum schedule is:

•October 12 at 8:00 p.m. CT - Attorney General

•October 17 at 8:00 p.m. CT - U.S. House

•October 19 at 8:00 p.m.


Commissioners discuss generators

As evidenced at their meeting on Thursday, October 5, the Board of Haakon County Commissioners continue to work with the county's emergency manager to prepare the county for a major emergency.

Last summer the board approved the sheriff's office as the designated emergency dispatch location. In the event that electricity is affected, a generator would be needed to run that area and the shelter, located in the courthouse basement.

Lola Roseth, the county's emergency manager, met with the commissioners to discuss what size of generator would be needed to power those two areas.


October 5th

South Dakota Rodeo Association Finals to include local area cowboys and cowgirls

It is Championship Rodeo time in South Dakota once again as the 51st Annual South Dakota Rodeo Association Finals will be held in the Beef Complex building on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron. The dates are October 13, 14 and 15. The Friday and Saturday, October 13-14, performances begin at 6:30 p.m., with the Sunday, October 15, performances at 2:00 p.m.

Friday night is family night at the SDRA Finals. Saturday night is Patriotism night - SDRA style, Saturday is also jam-packed with jackpot ropings and barrel racings.