Archive - 2012

September 19th

Tammy Eberhard

Tammy Eberhard, age 50 of Belle Fourche, died Sunday September 9th, 2012 at her home, surrounded by her loving husband.
A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 13th, 2012 at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, with Chaplain Randall Bradley officiating. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will take place in Pine Slope Cemetery, Belle Fourche.

Liv Laufer

Mass of Christian burial for Liv Laufer, age 85, of Hettinger, North Dakota, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2012 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hettinger, ND. Fr. Stephen Folorunso will officiate with burial in the Hettinger Cemetery.
Serving as casketbearers are her grandsons: Dylan St. Germain, Joe Oxner, Frank Laufer, Dusty Laufer, Michael Laufer and Ben Laufer. All of Liv’s friends and family are considered honorary casketbearers.

James “Jimmie” Reed

Lifelong Meade County rancher and former county commissioner, James Rue (Jimmie) Reed passed away in Sturgis, SD on Sept. 16, 2012 due to complications from heart failure. He was born July 3, 1926 at home in the original log house at the Reed Ranch on Brushie Creek, SD to James G. and Hannah Doerfler Reed, the fifth of seven children.  The attending midwife, neighbor Julia McCabe, later became his grandmother-in-law.

Porch is Wright Brothers Master Pilot

Boyd L. Porch, Kadoka, was presented the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), September 8, during a South Dakota Pilots Association (SDPA) meeting in Spearfish.
The FAA honored Porch for 50 accident free years of flying and presented him with a plaque and a blue ribbon package of his accomplishments and records over his flying career. The SDPA presented Porch’s wife, Pat, with a plaque and the FAA presented a pin for her support of him being a pilot.

September 12th

Leila Dithmer

Leila Dithmer, age 92 of Spearfish, S.D., formerly of Wanblee and Kadoka, died Sunday, September 9, 2012, at the David M. Dorsett Healthcare Center in Spearfish.
Leila Mae Collins was born June 17, 1920, in Mellette County, the daughter of Claude and Minnie (Hennings) Collins. She grew up and received her education in rural schools in Mellette County, graduating from Belvidere High School in 1937. After graduation, Leila attended college at Southern Normal in Springfield, where she earned her teacher’s certificate. She taught school in Mellette County for seven years.

September 10th

Blast from the Past

84 Years Ago
September 13, 1928

September 5th

Fire engulfs Wounded Knee Museum in Wall

Wall Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at the Wounded Knee Museum along with the Philip Volunteer Fire Department and the Wall Ambulance Service.
The Wall Volunteer Fire Department received the page at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, September 2.

Country school teacher on billboard

Theresa Deuchar, instructor at the newly re-opened Deep Creek rural school, is the subject on a billboard approximately one mile south of Fort Pierre along Highway 83.
The billboard campaign by West Central Electric Cooperatives, Inc. began the week of August 20. The preliminary work-up and original photography was actually done in the spring of last school year. Then, Deuchar was one of the instructors at Milesville rural school, but then the Deep Creek rural school was re-opened for this school year. The billboard advertisement is expected to remain up for two years.

Lois J. Schrader Patton

Lois Patton, loving wife, mother, friend, and educator, passed away on August 24, 2012, after a long, courageous battle with esophageal cancer.

Sister Agnes Ann Holzapfel

Sister Agnes Ann Holzapfel, age 96, of Milwaukee, Wisc., formerly of Philip, S.D., died Thursday, August 30, 2012, at her residence in Milwaukee.
Sister Agnes Ann Holzapfel, SSSF, was born in Dusseldorf, Germany, on February 27, 1916, the daughter of William and Anna (Heimbach) Holzapfel. At the age of eight, Sister Agnes emigrated to the United States with her mother and younger sister Annaliese. They settled in Milwaukee for two years before moving to a small farm near Ottumwa, where Sister Agnes attended country school.