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July 26th

Eagles in Europe

On June 28, 2012 high school Social Studies teacher Mr. Ermish and seven students from Wall High School took off from Rapid City for Paris France. Traveling on the eleven day tour of France and Italy where seniors Cheyenne Deering, Heidi Huether, Anna Kitterman, junior Kailey Rae Sawvell, sophomore Kaden Eisenbraun, freshmen Tayah Huether, and Autumn Deering. Cheyenne and Kaden also traveled to China in 2011 with Mr. Ermish.


Old barn finds new home

Albert and Lil Albert Keller are watching their barn cross Giles Creek on the way to its new home. It continued down the Haynes Road and crossed the North Grand River and on to its new home at the Keller Ranch. The barn was built in the late 1920s and was moved in the late 1960s to the Adolph Hermann Ranch.


7th Annual Badlands Match Bronc Riding August 17 in Kadoka

The Badlands Match Bronc Riding is once again coming to Kadoka on August 17th, 2012. This will be the 7th year of this stand alone bronc riding event that has been mentioned, by the fans and bronc riders, as being one of the top Saddle Bronc Riding Matches in the State of South Dakota. Bronc Riding fans from all over the state travel to Kadoka to attend this event every year.


Christoph D. “Chris” Reimann

Christoph D. “Chris” Reimann, 73, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Rapid City Hospice House.
He was born November 16, 1938, in Midland, S.D., to Rudolph and Margaret (Gillaspie) Reimann. He grew up on the family farm southeast of Midland and attended rural schools through the eighth grade, graduating from Midland High School and received a B.S in Secondary Education from BHSU.


Carrol Ripley

Carrol Ripley passed away on July 16, 2012, at the age of 92. She brought great wisdom and grace to her family; and will be greatly missed, and fondly remembered.


Dennis Paul O’Dea

Dennis Paul O’Dea, age 75, of Philip, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Dennis Paul O’Dea and his twin brother, Dean Patrick, were born July 30, 1936, in Philip, the son of John and Edna (Bennett) O’Dea. He attended the Empire and Fairplay rural schools and his mother, Edna, later home schooled the kids for a time. He then attended Philip High School.
On October 17, 1956, he married Marlene Keyser at the Dowling Church located one mile south of her parents’ home on Ash Creek, and to this union were born three children.


Delbert R. “Gus” Gustafson

Funeral services for Delbert R. “Gus” Gustafson, 90, were held Friday, July 20, at the Faith United Methodist Church. Joel Erickson officiated with special music by Butch Samuelson. Eric, Alex and Abby Gustafson, Philip and Matt Erickson, Tom and Wayne Palmer and Kelly Daughters served as casketbearers.
Military honors were afforded by the Faith VFW and Legion Posts. Interment was at Black Hills National Cemetery with honors provided by the Sturgis Veterans.


July 18th

Congresswoman Noem visits Bison

  Fresh from completing the US Farm Bill in the House, Kristi Noem, U.S. Congresswoman for South Dakota, made a pit stop in Bison on Friday afternoon where she visited with approximately 30 constituents.
   The House passed a farm bill the day before in Washington and sent it over to the Senate. Noem took advantage of a few days break to return to South Dakota and to make stops in Buffalo and Bison before heading to Boss Cowman festivities in Lemmon for the weekend.


Michael J. Chapell

Michael J. Chapell, 58, Rapid City, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at his home.
Michael Joseph Chapell was born on February 18, 1954 in New Orleans, LA to Henry and Bernice (Goodsell) Chapell. Bernice and the kids later moved to South Dakota. He attended school in Wall, SD. He served in the U.S. Army from 1971 until he was honorably discharged on October 31, 1974.
He married Sharon Hoag and they were blessed with two daughters, Alecia and Angela. Mike and Sharon later divorced.
Mike met Carrie and they spent many happy years together. They were married on September 17, 2011.


Ambulance District becomes reality for Eastern Pennington County

Wall community members met on Wednesday, July 11, to establish a board for the Ambulance District which won the election by an overwhelming 264 votes.