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August 17th

Seven-year-old hero - Mikayla Quinn

"You gotta get me some help. I can't last much longer," was what young Mikayla last heard from her 79-year-old great-grandmother out of the shadowed interior of the crashed pickup cab.

At around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, Marie Lamm was driving back from doing chores for a friend north of Philip.


Lonnie L. Carlson

Lonny Loyd Carlson, age 54, of Kadoka, South Dakota, died Monday morning, August 13, 2007, in Kadoka.

Lonny Loyd Carlson was born May 12, 1953, in Kadoka, South Dakota, the son of Leonard and Lillian (Erickson) Carlson. He grew up on his parents' ranch northeast of Kadoka, where he attended grade school at South Creek Country School graduating from the eighth grade. He then attended Kadoka High School, graduating in 1971.

Lonny was united in marriage to Tammy O'Bryan Prang on January 3, 1976, and to this union were born three children, Jessy James, Frank James, and Lonnie Jo.


John R. Ernst

John R. Ernst, age 84, passed away suddenly at home in Bullhead City, Arizona, on July 23, 2007.

John, born January 14, 1923, was a farmer and rancher near Midland. He moved to Pierre in 1967 and California in 1980, working as a plumber until retirement.


Dorothy E. Wedean

Dorothy Elizabeth Merchen was born on April 15, 1922, in Crofton, NE, to William (Fred) and Josephine Irene (Cummings) Merchen.

She passed away in her sleep on Thursday, August 9, 2007.

Services were held August 15, 2007, at the Assembly of God Church in Winner, SD, with Pastor Randy Hahne officiating.

Pallbearers were Ross Brunskill, Tom Cuny, Neil Lantz, Shawn Iversen, Jay Keever and Kyle Manke. Music was provided by Teresa Yeamen, soloist, and Joanne Jerrod, pianist.

Interment was in the Winner Cemetery.


August 9th

Yes, there's real cowboys in South Dakota

Jamie Crew, age 19, South Dakota cowgirl.

A cowboy's work is dusty in summer season and freezing cold in winter. Year-around they face the elements in a job that is still a reality in the west. It's a hard job that can be dangerous when dealing with the unpredictable nature of animals.

Farmers and ranchers provide food and fiber for all of us. And it's usually a family affair. Not only are there many cowboys in the West River area of South Dakota, but cowgirls, too. Jamie Crew, 19, is the daughter of ranchers Grady and Bernice Crew and when she is not riding the range, she is a student at the University of Wyoming.


Yes, there's real cowboys in South Dakota

S.D. Cowboys … Cowboys would rope and drag steers to the branders … busy boys

A cowboy's work is dusty in summer season and freezing cold in winter. Year-around they face the elements in a job that is still a reality in the west. It's a hard job that can be dangerous when dealing with the unpredictable nature of animals.

Farmers and ranchers provide food and fiber for all of us. And it's usually a family affair. Not only are there many cowboys in the West River area of South Dakota, but cowgirls, too. Jamie Crew, 19, is the daughter of ranchers Grady and Bernice Crew and when she is not riding the range, she is a student at the University of Wyoming.


South Dakota Rodeo Assoc. at Timber Lake

The SDRA rodeo at Timber Lake was held July 28 through 29.

Bareback Riding (7 entries)

1. Brian Wieser, Walcott, ND - 79; 2. Kel-C Norvold, Rapid City - 75; 3. Travis Sharp, Interior - 73; 4. Travis Bechan, Rapid City - 71

Saddle Bronc (24)

1. Rick Gross, Shields, ND - 77; 2. Kirby Goodvin, Hulett, WY - 76;; 2. Tate Eck, Kindred, ND - 76;; 4. Chuck Schmidt, Keldron - 75;; 5. Travis Escott, Faith - 74;; 6. Marty Hebb, Eagle Butte - 73

Bull Riding (19)

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South Dakota Rodeo Association at Winner

The SDRA rodeo was held at Winner July 27 through 29.

Bareback Riding (7 entries)

1. Ty Kenner, Wood Lake, NE - 74 2. Kel-C Norvold, Rapid City - 73 3. Joe Wilson, Kyle - 68 4. EJ Karp, Owanka - 63

Saddle Bronc (20)

1. Joe Wilson, Kyle - 76 2. OJ Heidler, Opal - 75 3. Jesse Laurenz, Faith - 68 3. Travis Escott, Faith - 68 5. Marty Hebb, Eagle Butte - 66 6. Chason Floyd, Ludlow - 56

Bull Riding (17)

1. Keith Anderson, Belle Fourche - 78 1. Wade Schoenfelder, Huron - 78 3.


S.D. contestants at 2007 National High School Rodeo

The 2007 National High School Rodeo was held in Springfirld, Illinois. It concluded on July 28. The final overall averages of the South Dakota contenders are listed below.

Breakaway Roping

(136 contestants)

11. Jordan Murray, Isabel - 5.799

23. Tyler Shoemaker, Faith - 9.05

39. Kaylee Nelson, Midland - 16.805

53. JaceyJandreau, Kimball (on one head) - 2.906

Girls Cutting (110)

49. Kaylee Nelson, Midland - 400

59. Stacy Doll, Prairie City - 393

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Haakon/Jackson County Livestock Show results

The Haakon/Jackson County Livestock show was held on Saturday, August 4, with 16 youth from the two counties participating. The show began with the sheep, followed by the goat and then finished with the cattle.