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Jack Gravatt

Jack Gravatt, age 86, of Elm Springs, SD, died July 27, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.

Visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall, and one hour preceding the services on Friday.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m.


Myrna O. Coyle

Myrna 0. Coyle, 95, a well known local educator and artist, died July 25, 2009, at The Summit At Westlake Hills Retirement Community in Austin, TX.

Myrna, a long time resident of Rapid City, relocated to Austin, TX, in 2008.

Myrna was born to David and Beulah Carpenter at Fedora, SD, on December 29,1913. She attended both rural and town schools at Fedora graduating from high school there in 1931. She attended the University of South Dakota at Vermillion and Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell where she received her South Dakota State Teaching Certificate.


Elva Hindman

Elva Hindman, age 91 of New Underwood, SD, formerly of Wall, died July 27, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.

Closed casket visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, at the United Methodist Church in Wall with Pastor Sheri Fadley officiating.

Music will be provided by Dorothy Shearer, pianist, and Ryan Richards, vocalist. Eulogy will be given by Joe Crawford.


Plans for 100-year-old bank building in Midland to be razed in near future

The Bank of Midland as it currently stands. The awnings are gone. It once was a beautiful bank, but now is starting to fall apart.

The Midland bank is to be torn down after over 100 years of serving the local area.  

On December 3, 1906, the Bank of Midland, chartered by the state, opened for business. The bank operated out of a corner of J.C. Russell's merchandise store for the first few weeks until the completion of a wood framed structure was built by Martin Johnson. This was the first lot west of the current bank in Midland. C.L. Millett was the first president, J.C. Russell the first vice president and M.C.