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September 25th, 2013

Meland wins state SPIRIT of CFEL Award

Edith Meland, Bison, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious statewide Spirit of CFEL award. The state organization for Community and Family Extension Leaders met in Huron last weekend for their annual convention. It was during that time that Meland was honored with the award.


September 23rd

Stuart Wilson__________________________________

Stuart Wilson, age 66 of Kadoka, S.D., died Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Stuart Arthur Wilson was born March 17, 1947, to Earl Reiger Wilson, Sr and Emily Kahaleihinano (Smith) Wilson in Cumberland, Md. He joined an older brother Earl Reiger Wilson, Jr. The family then returned to Hale’iwa on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. In the next few years, a sister, Karen Leilani, and brother, Steven Phillip, joined the family.


September 18th

Youth Eagles sweep Buccaneers

The Eagles youth football teams played in Sturgis, Saturday, September 14, against the Sturgis Buccaneers. The Mitey Mites age bracket Eagles team cruised to a 34-0 victory. The Junior PeeWees age bracket Eagles team also won their game, 31-8. In the day’s last game, the PeeWees age bracket Eagles beat the Buccaneers Maroon team 20-0. Next week, the Eagles teams will host in Wall the Vikings of Rapid City starting at 1:00 p.m. Shown above is Ethan Burnett taking the ball wide on a reverse play in last week’s game against the Sturgis Buccaneers.


Beth M. Olson_________________________________

Beth M. Olson Long, age 93 of Midland, S.D., died Friday, September 13, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Beth M. Nelson was born on December 20, 1919, to Garrison and Myrtle Bratton. At the age of two, Beth was put up for adoption along with her sister, Artis, at the Owatonna State Orphanage. Walter and Mabel Nelson of Minneapolis adopted Beth in 1923.
She married her high school sweetheart, Art Brown. Three sons were born to this union, Tommie, Kenny and Jimmie. Beth enjoyed Kenny and his daughter, Jill’s visits to the ranch during the summers.


Marlene Baker_________________________________

Marlene Baker, age 61, of Murdo, S.D., died Sunday, September 15, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Marlene Faye Rada was born June 19, 1952, the fifth of six children born to Earl “Shorty” and Ruth (Webb) Rada, at the Murdo hospital. Marlene nearly lost her life to pneumonia on more than one occasion.
Marlene attended all her schooling at Murdo, graduating from Murdo High School in 1970.


Bonnie Mae Riggins______________________________

Bonnie Mae Riggins, age 87, of Kadoka, S.D., passed away serenely at her home, Friday, September 13, 2013, after a stoic battle with multiple myeloma. She went to be with her Lord.


Kelly D. Jones__________________________________

Kelly Douglas Jones, age 62, Quinn, S.D., a kind and gentle man, passed from this earth September 7, 2013, at Rapid City Regional Hospital after his upbeat and courageous battle with cancer.
Kelly was a friend to all who met him. His crazy wit, his readiness to help and his loving nature endured him to all. His artistic ability ranged from creating miniature, detailed clay figures and small wood carvings to wooden signs Kelly carved for homes and businesses in Wall and Quinn.


September 13th

Rains make bridge a hazard

The existing bridge on 178th Street near Bison, S.D., has been deteriorating over the last year but after Saturday, September 7th's rain it is now an extreme problem. The county is assisting the Bison Township with this problem. The plan is to put a box culvert in where the current bridge is but the box culvert is not here yet. So to make the road passible the county is going to make a detour road, on Thursday, to the east of the bridge. There are two parents who travel this road to get four children to school.


LeNae L. Ellison

LeNae Louise Ellison, 74, of Bowman, North Dakota, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Southwest Healthcare Hospital after a three year courageous battle with cancer. A family Service was Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ludlow, South Dakota. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7th, at the Bowman Lutheran Church, Pastor Susan Fox officiated. Burial was at Hettinger Cemetery, Hettinger, N.D., after a celebration of fellowship with family and friends.


Barbara Reisenauer

The Mass of Christian Burial for Barbara Reisenauer age 89, of Bismarck, formerly of Mott and Lemmon will be held at 10:00 a.m. MT on Friday, September 13, 2013 at St. Vincent's Catholic Church in Mott. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Lemmon, South Dakota.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon.with a Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon.
Barbara passed away on Friday, September 6, 2013 at St. Vincent's Care Center in Bismarck.