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Bison Courier
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District
A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc.
P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429
Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
Volume 31
Number 16
October 3, 2013
Includes Tax
7 at the school gym, contact Heidi
Stevens for information.
Indian Creek Lutheran’s Fall
Dinner is Sunday, October 13th
from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Roast beef,
mashed potatoes & gravy, baked
beans, variety of salads, pie &
beverage. Free will offering.
Benefit supper and auction for
the Tracy Wolff family will be Sat-
urday, October 26th at 5 p.m. at
the Bentley Building. Auction
items can be left at Dacotah Bank.
Storm sewer and street
project moves forward
Sidney Arneson and Clayton Prelle were crowned 2013 Home-
coming Queen and King.
2013 Homecoming Royalty
Third grade students learn about
National Newspaper Week
Highlights & Happenings
Bison High School Rodeo
Club slave auction, October 2, 7
p.m. at the Buzz Stop. for infor-
mation contact 701-567-3641
There will be a wedding
shower for Jessie (Peck) Sanchez
on Sunday, October 6, 2013 @
1:30 p.m. at the Beckman Memo-
rial Wesleyan Church in Prairie
City, SD. They are registered at
Target. Jessica and Gavin
Sanchez. Everyone is welcome!
Adult Co-ed volleyball October
Lita Wells gave a presentation to the 3rd grade class for the National Newspaper Month. Part of
the presentation was describing the parts of the front page and then also explaining what's inside
a newspaper. Back row: Allison Kahler, Travis Storm, Mary Carmichael, Garrett Holzer, Caden
Fisher. Front row: Axelynn Sacrison, Dustin Wells, Kaia Day.
page 10
After months of the Town
Board tabling decisions and after
hours of discussion, at the special
meeting Monday night, Sept. 23,
finally some of the Town of
Bison's issues have been resolved
with motions. Unfortunately, it
took area business owners to
come in with their frustration to
make the Board make some deci-
sions. Brandon Landphere of BL
Contracting presented the board
with a diamond quote. A diamond
quote is the best of the best for
main street. The part of Main
Street thats included in this dia-
mond quote is from 1st Avenue,
east for two blocks. There is 900
feet of curb and gutter. The dia-
mond quote includes some of the
following all new sidewalks, new
curb, new gutter, new curb stops;
removal of old curb stops, curb,
gutter; new subbase, new gravel,
new pavement; removal of the old
pavement and regrading and re-
shaping; new street lighting that
would have all the wires under
the street, to name a few. To do
the diamond quote it would cost
the town $480,000. Landphere
wrote up this quote using either
the contract prices or average
state bid prices. The Town Board
was not happy with the quote
that Landphere handed them.
Landphere however said, “My
first instinct of the $480,000, I
was as shell shocked as you are.
But when you put into perspec-
tive, to what things cost now days
thats a new tractor and air
seeder, basically to the area farm-
ers. It's not that much money any
more these days”. “The problem
is...” spending any amount of
money is, “that there is other bills
that are coming.” Landphere re-
minded the board that, “your rev-
continued on page 8
2 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Coal Springs Threshing Bee
and Antique Tractor show was
enjoyed by all this weekend. Sat-
urday the youth, in the morning,
got the chance to clean clothes
with a tub of water and an an-
tique clothes wringer, iron clothes
with an antique iron, shell corn,
make apple juice from a antique
apple press, participate in black
smithing, tour a sheep wagon,
learn how to knit and crochet,
and make a paper craft. The chil-
dren also were the parade mar-
shals by leading the parade with
ballons. Saturday afternoon the
crowd got to watch the antique
tractors in the tractor pull.
Threshing bee was canceled on
Saturday due to the rain the
night before.
(new paragraph)Sunday the
events started with church serv-
ice provided by Pastor Henry Mo-
hagen and Linda Mohagen with
her girl puppet. A tractor rodeo
followed the church service. The
tractor rodeo involved where trac-
tor drivers had to push a plastic
barrel around an obsticale course
and also drive blind folded while
a rider gave directions. The blind
folded course was funny because
the women riding would give di-
rections using words and hand
signals. However, the driver
couldn't see the hand signals of
course because they were blind
folded. That proves that women
use our hands to talk. The women
also had a throwing a frying pan
competition while the men had
an oversized wrench throwing
competition. In the afternoon,
after everyone was fully fed at
the concession stand, either
shopped at the vendor stands or
continued on next page
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Blood Drive, October 22, 2013 at the
Grand Electric Social room 12:45 p.m. - 5:15
p.m. contact Bernice Kari for information 244-5472.
Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting weekly in Bison.
The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the
basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is wel-
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in Bison
October Fun
Saturday, October 5, 2013 • Lemmon, SD
City Wide Rummage Sales maps available at noon Friday October 4
Fall Fest Home Based Business Fair @ Lemmon Senior Center 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lemmon Fire Department Tractor Pull 1 p.m. @ Rodeo Grounds
FREE Kid’s Movie @ Palace Theater 2 p.m. sponsored by the Lemmon Area Chamber of Commerce
Lemmon Fire Department Annual Steak Fundraiser Supper 5 p.m. @ Beeler Center
Pedal Tractor results 5 years old and under: 1st place-Tee Birkland, 2nd place- Marcella Wells. 6
years old to 8 year old: 1st place- Allan Lemke, 2nd place- Jackson Schauer, 3rd place- Matt
Johnson, 4th place- Daemik Wells. 9 years old to 12 years old: 1st place- Owen Johnson, 2nd
place- Iver Paul, 3rd place- Teigan Clark, 4th place- James Johnson, 5th place- Everett Paul, 6th
place- Lindsey Wilken.
Coal Springs Threshing Bee
The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 3, 2013 • 3
& Antique Tractor Show was for young and old
This old steel wheel tractor belongs to Flatmoe's
Will Hatle and Dustin Wells are doing some hands on black-
Marcie Wells gives it all she has in the kids pedal tractor pull.
watched the threshing machine
thresh wheat. The children also
competed in the kids pedal trac-
tor pull. However, the shorter
kids were only allowed to partici-
pate due to the pedal tractor that
was donated was a little on the
small size. So if anyone has a
larger pedal tractor to donate, it
would be greatly appreciated.
4 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 3, 2013
2013 Homecoming candidates
Stephanie Kolb, Lenae McKinstry, Sydney Arneson, Clayton Prelle, Logan Hendrickson, Michael
Kopren. Congratulations to Sydney and Clayton.
Rosebud News
By Tiss Treib
Tiss Treib made a trip to Lem-
mon Monday.
Tiss Treib spent Wednesday
through Sunday spending time
with her mother, Esther Johnson at
the WRRMC.
Tiss Treib called briefly on
Thelma and Georgia Sandgren Sat-
urday morning.
Albert Keller returned to work on
Thursday, Duane Harris was a
dinner guest of Bridget Keller and
the boys.
Friday, Bridget and the boys
went to Lemmon to pick up bounti-
ful basket. They had an awesome
steak supper with Larry and Sarah
Dreiske and family at their house.
LaVonne Foss and Shirley John-
son attended Lexi Johnson’s bas-
ketball game Saturday in Lemmon.
Katelyn Eisenbiez of Bismarck
spent the weekend with Lexi John-
son and they both spent time with
Grandma Shirley Johnson.
Jim and Patsy Miller and Barb
Lyon traveled to Bismarck Thurs-
Jim and Patsy Miller spent Fri-
day in Hettinger and visited with
Violet Miller at the Nursing Home.
Matt and Christi Miller spent
Saturday and Sunday with Jim and
Patsy Miller.
Fern Lowe of Northome, MN
spent Wednesday and Thursday
overnight with Tim and JoAnne
Horace Seim and Dorothy Bow-
ers; Justin, Jo and Jacob Seim and
Fern and Clyde Lowe of Northome
were Thursday supper guests of
Tim and JoAnne Seim.
JoAnne Seim; Jo and Jacob Seim
traveled to Lemmon Wednesday
and visited Wilford Seim in the
Nursing home to help him celebrate
his birthday. Delores Seim, Boyd
and Betty Ellingson, Annie
Mutschler; Fern Lowe helped him
celebrate. Bernie Rose also enjoyed
cake with the family.
Bonnie Haynes, Fern Lowe and
JoAnne Seim traveled to Hettinger
Thursday and visited with Myrtle
Dangerud at her home. They also
visited with Esther Johnson in the
Hospital and then traveled to Bison
and visited at the home of Kari
Lynn Frey traveled to Deadwood
Wednesday and Thursday for a
Farmers Union meeting.
It started out a quiet week. Gary
Johnson had a coffee break with
Thelma Sandgren Monday after
vaccinating calves.
Steve Sandgren stopped in on
Thursday and visited with his
Mark and Linda Sandgren of
Colorado arrived home Friday.
Lennice Parker came out Friday
and had supper with Mark, Linda
and Thelma Sandgren Friday and
took Linda back to town with her.
Saturday morning, Georgia
Sandgren came home and in the af-
ternoon they all attended the wed-
ding of Lesley Sandgren and Cody
Sunday, Alton and Mariette Cor-
nella; Allison Hanson and two chil-
dren; Mark and Linda Sandgren;
James, Marcie and Kylee Sandgren
had a late breakfast with Thelma
Sandgren before heading home. It
was a great big breakfast, Georgia
fixed and the other girls did up all
the dishes so all Thelma had to do
was enjoy it.
Sunday evening Thelma Sand-
gren went and joined Herb Fried
for the Hymn sing at the Presbyte-
rian Church in Bison. They had a
full house and then food and more
food – what a wonderful end to the
weekend and all the nice weather.
Dr. Jason M. Hafner
Dr. David J. Prosser
Faith Clinic
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
Benefit Supper and Auction
Saturday, October 26th at 5 p.m.
at the Bentley Building for the
Tracy Wolff family
Auction items can be left at Dacotah Bank
The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 3, 2013 • 5
2013-14 Student Council
Back row: Dylan Beckman, Tyler Kari, Reed Arneson, Clayton Prelle, Christopher Morris, John
Hatle. Middle row: Bailee Storm, Marranda Hulm, Tessa Kopren, Julianna Kari. Front row: Jaren
Beckman, Tuff Seim.
Second grade students Eugenio Martinez and Maddie Hulm.
Homecoming crown bearers
Nutrition Site Menu
Thursday, October 3
Hot beef on whole grain
mashed potatoes w/gravy
born broccoli bake
peaches & vanilla ice cream
Friday, October 4
Cider braised pork chops
country time mac salad
cooked apples
Monday, October 7
Beef & noodles
tossed salad w/dressing
parsley carrots & plums
Tuesday, October 8
BBQ chicken leg
baked potato w/sour cream
mixed vegetables
angel food cake w/ strbrs & topping
Wednesday, October 9
Sweet & sour pork
oven baked brown rice
steamed broccoli
6 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 3, 2013
Christ Lutheran preschool
What if....five years ago Christ
Ev.Lutheran Church's voters had
a "What if" question posed to
them. It was "What if we were to
start a Lutheran preschool in
Bison?" Many questions were
asked: Is there interest? Is it fi-
nancially feasible? Where would
we hold classes? Who would
teach? All of these questions were
the "right" ones and God had all
the answers!
First a letter was sent out to
perspective parents asking for
their interest in a Lutheran pre-
school and the responses came
back with a resounding "yes".
Next the church members ex-
tended a Divine Call to Mrs.
Sarah Juergens to teach and
after prayerful consideration she
accepted. Plans began and church
members supported the effort in
a multitude of ways ranging from
monetary donations, painting the
basement, putting together tables
and chairs, and most importantly
The first day of preschool
classes began in August of 2008
with five students and Mrs.
Sarah Juergens teacher. Christ
Lutheran Preschool is different
than many other preschools. It
has something not found in public
schools and most private schools.
Religion is a key component to
our curriculum. In addition, we
also strive to provide a learning
environment that allows each
student to grow physically, cogni-
tively, and socially to prepare
them for a successful transition
to kindergarten.
Now the "What if..." question
is"What if we had not started the
preschool?" Over the last five
years 30 four and five year olds
have gathered two days a week,
for 3 1/2 hours each day to "grow"
together in God's Word and hear
His plan of salvation for them.
The blessings don't stop at the
preschool door but go beyond to
the student's homes where they
share what they learned at
school, not only how to write the
letter "A" but also that God loved
us so much that he sent his Son.
To God be the glory!
Marcella Wells, Riley Lawhead, Coby Arthur, Kamden Holmes, Zane Day, Zoey Kopren, Julia
Carmichael, Paisley Seim.
The first students that attended Christ Evangelical Lutheran
pre-school, five years ago. Dustin Wells, Garrett Holzer, Jayle
Yalowizer, Mary Carmichael, Allison Kahler and Mrs. Sarah
October is
National Breast
Cancer Awareness
The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 3, 2013 • 7
By Robert W. Drown,
Natural Resource Specialist
The Tree City USA program
provides a framework for improv-
ing community forestry manage-
ment throughout the United
States. In order to qualify for
Tree City USA a city needs to
meet four core standards as fol-
lows: form a tree board or depart-
ment, pass a tree care ordinance,
commit $2.00 per capita to a com-
munity forestry program and
have an Arbor Day Observance
and Proclamation. The afore-
mentioned standards help to en-
sure that participating cities
have viable tree management
Participating in the Tree City
USA Program provides many
benefits. It encourages better
care of community forests. Peo-
ple benefit daily within the com-
munity from cleaner air, shadier
streets, and aesthetic beauty that
healthy, well managed urban
forests provide. Communities are
recognized and rewarded for an-
nual advancements in urban
forestry practices. It increases
Tree Facts – Tree City USA
public awareness of the many so-
cial, economic and environmental
benefits of urban forestry prac-
tices. It provides education to im-
prove current urban forestry
practices and builds cooperation
between public and private sec-
tors to effectively manage urban
forests. It encourages, supports,
and strengthens effective urban
forestry programs in diverse com-
munities nationwide. It can
make a strong contribution to a
community’s pride and serve as a
blueprint for planting and main-
taining a community’s trees. Peo-
ple are puts in touch with other
communities and resources that
can help them improve their pro-
gram. It can bring solid benefits
to a community such as helping
to gain financial support for tree
projects and contributing to safer
and healthier urban forests. It
helps present the kind of image
that most citizens want to have
for the place they live or conduct
business and tells visitors,
through signage, that here is a
community that cares about its
environment. Participating com-
munities are often given prefer-
ence over other communities
when allocations of grant money
are made for trees or forestry pro-
grams. Finally it provides a way
to reach large numbers of people
with information about tree care.
The Tree City USA program can
be very helpful to cities. Many
cities participate in the Tree City
USA program as a way to begin
caring for their urban forest, en-
hance tree management through
improved ordinances, innovative
programs and emphasize tree
planting and care. Annually
cities use the program to educate
people on the value of tree re-
sources, importance of tree man-
agement, increase tree planting
and tree care. Community pride
in the public’s trees, leads to peo-
ple taking better care of their own
existing trees and planting new
ones. Annual Tree City USA
events help to generate interest
from community organizations
and neighboring cities for improv-
ing the management of their tree
The City of Lemmon is one of
several western South Dakota
cities that participate in the Tree
City USA Program that includes
Custer, Deadwood, Lead, Rapid
City, Spearfish, Sturgis and
Whitewood. Non-participating
municipalities are encouraged to
get with the program.
My source for this news article
was the Arbor Day Foundation. If
you would like more information
about “The Tree City USA Pro-
gram” call Bob Drown at the Con-
servation Office at 605-244-5222,
Extension 4 or by e-mail at
Meadow News .........By Tiss Treib
Carolyn Petik went to Bismarck
on Wednesday.
Thursday afternoon, Carolyn
Petik visited with Irene Young in
Lemmon. She was also a brief caller
at Lanny and Irene Hopfinger's and
then visited with Belle Kvale on the
way home.
Jerry Petik attended a Glad Val-
ley VFD meeting on Thursday
Mirandi Bakken and Kenzie
Schwab were Friday afternoon visi-
tors of Carolyn Petik.
Saturday morning Carolyn Petik
attended a "Moms & Kids" gathering
at Hope Church. Afterward, she was
a dinner guest at Jim and Kim
Jerry and Carolyn Petik visited
Ernestine Miller on Sunday morn-
ing. On Saturday afternoon they and
Belle Kvale drove to Lemmon. Irene
Young joined them and she, Belle
and Carolyn went to Hettinger to
visit Joyce Windmueller at the hos-
pital. Jerry stayed in Lemmon and
visited several people at the nursing
Monday, Fred and Bev Schopp
took in the Volleyball game between
Harding County and Lemmon. After
the game they visited with Weston,
Katelyn and Triston Ginther.
Thursday, Greg, Peggy and Mary
Ellen Fried drove to Webster and
were guests at the home of Tim and
Kendra McIntyre.
Friday, Jenny Fried joined Greg,
Peggy and Mary Ellen Fried and
they traveled to Minneapolis for the
wedding of Mary Ellen’s grand-
daughter, Micaela Fried, Daughter
of Duane and Dawn Fried and bride
of Ian Burk. Greg, Peggy and Mary
Ellen returned home Saturday.
Judy Lewis of Sturgis arrived
Sunday to spend a few days with Art
and Marilyn Christman.
Tuesday, Del and Arlys Krause of
Bismarck spent the day with Fred
and Bev Schopp.
Fred and Bev Schopp took in sev-
eral Volleyball games this past week.
Fred and Bev Schopp were Sun-
day supper guests of Ray and Julie
8 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 3, 2013
enue is still going to be generat-
ing too, the income fund is still
on, nobody has turned that off,
nobody will. Your still generating
your tax money.” Butsavage coun-
teracted by saying, “I know but
what is going on in the future is
the problem. We have 3 to 4 mil-
lion dollars in other projects
going on in the future that are
going to have to be paid for some-
how. We have to look at must
haves verses, we like to have, be-
cause it looks nice.” Beth Hulm
told the people attending the
meeting that the sewer lagoon
project is going to cost 3.3 million
dollars and they have no idea
what the government is going to
pay and they are that far ahead
with plans for the project that
they will have to start within the
next year. Clements also added,
“That's the problem all the proj-
ects are ending up being 5 times
of what they have estimated.”
Landphere said, “You have to re-
member though that the stuff
that gets done in Rapid City and
other cities is cheaper because
they are closer to the concrete
plants, we have to pay mileage
for all the concrete and contrac-
Their was a suggestion to levy
taxes but they feel that this won't
work because they don't know
what the school is planning on
doing and as Butsavage said,
“You're going to tax the people out
of town, is what your going to do”.
So the discussion of levying taxes
was dropped, along with doing
the whole 900 feet of the whole
entire street at the diamond
quote of $480,00.
So from here they bounced
around from the culverts and
road from 1st Avenue west, to
patching Main Street, tearing up
Main Street, and tearing up the
curb and gutters. The meeting
lasted 5 hours with continuous
The $480,000 was broken down
and talked about in depth. The
most discussed was the new curb
and gutters and sidewalks on
main in front of the businesses.
All store property owners or rep-
resentatives were present from
the north side of Main. Lonnie
Krause was there for Bison Im-
plement,Doyle Udager was there
for Perkins County Rural Water
System (PCRWS), Rene Kari was
there for the Bison Food Store,
Blane Chapman was there for the
Post Office, Dakota Plains Fed-
eral Credit Union, Bison Courier
and Chapman's Electronics, and
Trevor Fisher and BreAnn Nel-
son were there for Mom's Place.
Right off the bat these business
owners just can't see doing noth-
ing and leaving Main Street as it
looks right now for another 10
years. Because as Fisher said, “I
don't think it is going to last an-
other 10 years.” To do the 900 feet
of curb and gutter it will cost
$55,000. The Board just can't see
where they are going to come up
with this money. Landphere first
off reminded the board that, “that
Main Street is part of the commu-
nity. Its the heart and soul of
every community, and every per-
son that lives here at some point
of the day goes up and down Main
Street”. So instead of doing all
900 feet the business owner
where asking that the Town
Board just do the north side of
Main Street from 1st Ave, east to
Coleman Ave. The Board still
gave no response and switched
the subject. The Board wants the
store owners on Main Street to
pay for their own curb and gutter.
The store owners do not find this
fair and so Krause asked, “ How
much surplus do you have in your
account from our 2% sales tax”.
Beth Hulm responded, “As of the
end of August we show $324,000
in the savings and that is where
the sales tax goes”. So Krause
then asked, “What are you gener-
ating from sales tax each month?”
Hulm said, “It really varies
month by month but I say
$12,000 to $14,000.” In response
to this Krause said, “So when you
are figuring how to do the curbs
and gutter and Main Street you
could use that money towards
that.” But the board says that
they already payed their debt
limit to the storm sewer project,
so they can't borrow any more
And the income that is coming
in from the sales tax is already
promised to pay other bills. So
the city has to pay cash for it or
somebody else has to pay for it.
The business owners on the
north side refuse to pay for their
own curb and gutter. They have
no problem paying for their side-
walk but with no curb and gutter
they can't put new sidewalks in
because if they decide to put new
sidewalk in and then 5 years
from now the city has enough
money to do the curb and gutter
then it will ruin their new side-
The reason that all of this has
come up is, Bison Implement and
PCRWS want to tie in their
drainage to the storm sewer proj-
ect. Also there is going to be a
inlet box going into this curb.
Where a inlet box goes the city
has to pay for replacing the curb
and gutter that they tear up to
put the box there, so there would
be a big chunk that will be new
and the rest will be the old crum-
bled curb and gutter. Bison Im-
plement and PCRWS have agreed
to pay for their sidewalk and the
remaining curb and gutter. This
chunk that the two businesses
would have to pay is very small
however, so that is where the rest
of the Main Street businesses are
jumping in. They feel if one part
is new it all should be new. As
Landphere says “it would be nice
just to get it all done at the same
time and that way the flow lines
and curve lines would be straight
and there would be no low stops
or brakes.”
Everyone attending the meet-
ing made their comments that
they understand that the Town
Board has a lot of projects going
on. With this Clements asked the
business representatives, “how
they felt about paying for their
own curb, gutter and sidewalk to
possibly help this project out.”
Fisher (representative for Mom's
Place) was first to respond with,
“I feel that the businesses on
Main Street are already helping,
that is where most of your tax
money is coming from. You take
the businesses off of Main Street
then what are you going to have.
The curb and gutter should be the
town's responsibility, the side-
walk I don't think any business
here would have a problem pay-
ing that. I’m of course speaking
for myself.” Second to respond
was B Chapman (representative
for Chapman's Electronic) said, “I
think Fisher is right, I don't think
we even need to talk about side-
walk. Like at our place we pay for
our sidewalk, the curb and gutter
I kind of shutter when I heard
that I have to pay for curb and
gutter. My sidewalk is good,(in
front of Chapman's Electronic)
the curb and gutter out in front of
my business doesn't even exist,
On both sides, I don't know who’s
liability it is if someone gets
hurt.” Chapman Electronic’s now
owns the Old Hardware store on
the south side of Main. B Chap-
man continued, “I was under the
impression we don't own the
property of the sidewalk but we
are responsible of the sidewalk.
Curb and gutter I was hoping
that the city would help out with
that part.” Krause added, “We’re
the ones generating most of the
money.” Clements said, “I agree I
hope it still is going to be coming
in but we can't bank on it to try
to fund. That money has got to go
into a lot of projects and when its
gone its gone and then you are
sitting there looking like Detroit
or Bennett County. We don't want
to be there.” The room roared
with ,“I think our Main Street al-
ready looks like Detroit” So
Clements stated, “If we take the
lighting out of there (where they
run all the lighting wires under-
ground and put new light poles
up) and the business owner took
care of their own sidewalk, curb
and gutter that cuts the cost to
the Town down about 200,000
dollars.” Business representative
stated back, “You seriously think
that the curb and gutter is the
businesses guys responsibility.”
Clement said, “Well it is in front
of your house.” Chapman re-
sponded with, “ This is a business
how much money does your house
generate.” The Town Board then
asked the representatives why
the Government offices, WRCTC,
Grand Electric and insurance
businesses in town take care of
their own parking area. But
Landphere corrected them by
saying, “Those business’s that
you listed own the land around
their building that is deeded to
them. Main Street businesses
there is a 100 foot right away that
is from building face to building
face. The asphalt is 75 feet from
curb to curb, I measured it today.
With 2 foot of curb on each side,
and 10 feet of sidewalk on each
side. That comes up with a 90 feet
easement, so with a 100 foot ease-
ment that means the building
face is the property line. If they
put curb and gutter on their own
property that should be their own
discission yes, but this isn't their
property.” From here the business
owners asked if they could get
there easement back. The Board
had no comment. Finally Krause
said,” How much would it cost to
do just the north side of Main
Street. So they calculated it out
and come up with it would cost
$16,500 for the curb and gutter
and removal of the old curb. From
here the representatives asked
the Board to make a decession or
just send them home. So after
many hours they decided that
they would do the north side of
Main Street curb and gutter
under the speculation that the
businesses put in their own side-
walk on that side of the street.
Motion was carried. The Board
also made a motion that Bison
Implement and PCRWS could tie
there drainage project into the
storm sewer project under the un-
derstanding that Bison Imple-
ment and PCRWS pay for the
remainder of the curb and gutter
that isn't disturbed during the
project and their own sidewalks.
Other motions approved were
that Main Street from 1st Ave,
west will get the culverts put in
and that the road will be graveled
and then chipsealed next year.
The Main Street road and
parking surface sounds like it
will just be left as is until the
Board finds more funds or make
a decision. Time will only tell.
Someone has also approached
the Board to take the vacant po-
sition, but it sounds like they are
going to reject the person and in-
stead just run with a 4 man board
and if they run into a two way tie,
Beth Hulm will make the decid-
ing vote.
Storm sewer and streets .......................................................................................continued from page 1
Sept. 24 74 44 .02
Sept. 25 75 54
Sept. 26 75 47
Sept. 27 60 43 .14
Sept. 28 62 38
Sept. 29 75 46
Sept. 30 not available
One year ago
Hi 84 Lo 39
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 3, 2013 • 9
Harold Nelson Dutton, 86,
Spearfish, died on Sunday, Sep-
tember 22, 2013, at the David M.
Dorsett Healthcare Facility.
Funeral services were held at
3:00 p.m. on Friday, September
27, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Zeona with the Rev.
Marcia Brennan officiating. Bur-
ial will follow at the Dutton Fam-
ily Ranch Cemetery.
Visitation took place on Thurs-
day, September 26, 2013, at
Kinkade Funeral Chapel from
noon to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer
service at 7:30 p.m.
Harold was born on June 15,
1927, in Faith to Hiram and
Mary (Spencer) Dutton. He grew
up near Faith, on the Dutton
homestead ranch that was estab-
lished in 1914. He went to Sorum
High School until it closed, and at
that time he continued his school-
ing in Faith until graduation. In
1943, Harold started "going
steady" with his classmate, Vera
Collins. When he and Vera grad-
uated, Vera was valedictorian
and Harold was the salutatorian.
Harold always maintained that
he would have beat Vera for the
valedictorian position if he hadn't
been the captain of the basketball
team. They got engaged in 1945
the summer after graduation,
and they were married on June
25, 1947. After they were married
they went back to the Dutton
Ranch and lived there until they
moved to Spearfish in 2007.
Harold was very involved in
the community and cared very
much about it. He gave selflessly
to many organizations including
being a 4-H leader for 25 years,
he was a church council member
and Sunday school teacher for
many years, he was on the Beck
School Board, he was the clerk of
the Beck Township for 61 years,
and he served as the Faith
Alumni President for one year.
The Harold Dutton ranch won
the Conservation Award for
Range Manager of the Year for all
of his endless conservation ef-
forts. He loved saving wild berry
Harold was known as a very
strong man with an iron grip. He
could pick a blacksmith anvil up
Harold Nelson Dutton
by the horn raising it from the
ground to a straight armed posi-
tion perpendicular to the ground.
Harold had many different
quotes, such as his appreciation
for the land, "The land was here
before we were, and we are just
temporary stewards. We should
leave it better than we found it."
He liked to tell his children to
"Always take time to stop and
smell the roses." His philosophy
on conservation was to "Make
the water walk rather than run
through our conservation efforts."
He liked to stop his vehicle and
get his children or grandchildren
out to look at a beautiful sunset
and remark "You don't see that in
Chicago." Harold would always
tell his loved ones when they left
his house to "Stay over on the
hills, and look out for the wild
cowboys" which meant for them
to come back safe.
Harold was an avid music lover
and enjoyed playing the harmon-
ica, the mouth harp, and spoons,
and was a prolific cartoon artist,
but his greatest joy was his fam-
He is survived by his wife of 66
years, Vera of Spearfish; sons,
Melvin (Marcia) Dutton of Faith,
David (Bonnie) Dutton of
Spearfish, and Daryle (Stacey)
Dutton of Tempe, AZ; daughter,
Linda (Dennis) Anders-Hath-
away of Mud Butte; 13 grandchil-
dren; and 15
Harold is preceded in death by
his parents; a daughter, Sheree`
Dutton; sister and brother-in-law,
Helen (Walter "Bud") Wenzel;
and great-grandson, Gabriel Dut-
A memorial has been estab-
Condolences may be sent to the
family at www.kinkadefunerals
See the Sign!
If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises
from the dead.”(Luke 16:31)
People want a sign. Jesus included the verse of our reading as he told about a certain rich man and a poor
man named Lazarus. The rich man, consigned to hell because of his unbelief, wants Lazarus to be raised
from the dead and sent back to his brothers. The rich man figures that if his brothers could see a resur-
rected and living Lazarus in the flesh, then his brothers would believe God’s Word and not end up in hell
with him. But God’s reply to the rich man is: “If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they
will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.”
People still want a sign. They want to see mom miraculously healed from cancer. If they could just
see a sign, a remarkable miracle, an extraordinary proof, then they would believe in Jesus and his word of
truth. Of course, God has given us all kinds of signs. Many scientists, even atheistic scientists, believe that
the universe is exquisitely fine-tuned and designed for human life. Michael Turner, astrophysicist at the
University of Chicago and Fermilab wrote: “The precision is as if one could throw a dart across the entire
universe and hit a bull’s eye one millimeter in diameter on the other side.” (From the website of physicist
Gerald Schroeder of MIT)
Want a sign? The miracle of creation is a sign that God exists. But such signs don’t bring people to
faith. Think of all the signs and miracles Jesus gave the Jews while he was here on this earth. And what did
they do to him? They crucified him!
Only the Holy Spirit brings people to faith not through signs or miracles, but through the Word –
God’s Word, the Bible, the Holy Scriptures. That’s why the answer to the rich man is so significant. “If they
do not listen to Moses and the Prophets” (a term for the Old Testament Scriptures), they will not be
convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” If the rich man’s brothers would not listen and be-
lieve the writings of God recorded in the Old Testament Scriptures, then they wouldn’t believe even if they
came face to face with the resurrected Lazarus.
Don’t ignore God’s Word. Read and study it daily. Want a starting point? Perhaps begin with reading
the gospel of John, then Romans. There you will find the Holy Spirit working the miracle of faith in you.
And there you will find all the signs and miracles you need. See how all the prophecies find their specific
fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Wonder at the miracle of God’s love as he sends Christ into this world to live a
perfect life in our place, and then to die that horrible death on Calvary to pay for the guilt of our sins. Re-
joice in the sign of Jesus’ resurrection and victory over death. God’s grace and love for us is the grandest
sign and the most wonderful miracle. It’s all recorded in the Bible for you.
Let the Holy Spirit create and strengthen your faith. Then you won’t need to look for any other signs and
We pray: O Lord our God, send your Holy Spirit to work in my heart through your Word, the Bible, to in-
crease and strengthen my saving faith in my Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Pastors Perspective
Pastor Gerhardt H. Juergens, Christ Lutheran Church, Bison, SD
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m.
Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 7:30 p.m.
Church of Christ
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Dana Lockhart
Sat. evening services • GR Luth. - 4:00 p.m. •American - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday morning services •Rosebud - 8:00 a.m. • Indian Creek - 10:30 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church
Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor David Moench
Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: - Lemmon 4:45 p.m. Bison - 7:15 p.m.,
Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 10:30 a.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church
Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 for all ages
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Reva • Sunday School 9:45 a.m. for all ages
•Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Prairie City
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m.
Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Church Services
10 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 3, 2013
Perkins County American
Don McKinstry and daughter Lenae enjoyed an afternoon of
great scenery.
Chancy and Lynn Hall hosted the Perkins County American Cancer trail ride.
Riders came long distances to enjoy the great weather and friends.
Dr. Jason M. Hafner
Dr. David J. Prosser
Faith Clinic
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
Serving the West River area since 1912
Evanson Jensen Funeral Homes
“Funeral Homes of Caring”
Lemmon • 605-374-3805 Hettinger • 701-567-2522
Elgin • 701-584-2644 Mott • 701-824-2693
Toll Free • 1-800-643-9165
The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 3, 2013 • 11
Another successful trail ride! 53 riders and 16
guests showed up at the Hall Ranch September
15th to support the 2013 Cancer Trail Ride hosted
by Lynn and Chancy Hall. Sharing in the festivities
was Bruce's sister Yvonne from Texas. So nice you
were here to share in the fun. Thank you all so
much for allowing us to have our ride on your
beautiful ranch. We couldn't have asked for better
weather and everyone said it was a gorgeous ride.
We raised $2995, yea for us!
We would like to thank Hurry & Hustle
Community Club for their continued support by
sponsoring and serving the lunch. It was delicious.
Thank you to all the businesses and individuals
who donated door prizes, food, paper products and
their time to make the ride such a success. Most of
all we would like to shout out a huge thank you to
our riders and their sponsors who raised the
money for our cause.
It was great to welcome some new riders this year
but we missed some of our regulars. Hope we see
you all next year.
Kermit and Cindy Kahl have graciously
volunteered to host the ride next year so come join
us for beautiful scenery, good food, fellowship and
the opportunity to support our fight against cancer.
Hope we see you all next year!
Don & Dawn McKinstry
Lonnie & Becky Krause
R & N Hide & Fur
1/2 mile east of Hettinger
PAYING TOP DOLLAR for all types of
metal including •cars •appliances
•auto batteries •tin •wire •cable
Closed Saturdays!
Every day at
Northwest Farm &
Home Supply
Lemmon, SD
Homeland Companion
dog food is $15.99
Cancer trail ride
Reave Schuchard was the youngest rider, Collin Palmer had the most pledges, Frank Vetter was
the oldest rider.
12 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 3, 2013
Rich Sattgast, South Dakota State Treasurer,
Hereby provides notice of names of person appearing
to be owners of abandoned property.
Pursuant to SDCL 43-41B-19, the following persons appear to
be owners of unclaimed property, previously held by banks, trusts,
cooperatives, corporations, insurance companies, utilities, and other
business associations operating or which have operated in the State
of South Dakota and subject to the custody of this state.
Pursuant to SDCL 43-41B-25, owners must present proof of
claim and submit their claim on an official claim form to the
address below.
To Claim: Any person possessing an interest in a listed property
may obtain the name and address of the former holder, the amount
and the description of the fund, and request a claim form from the
Office of the State Treasurer directly or through the website www.
The Office of the State Treasurer DOES NOT charge a fee for
returning lost or forgotten money.
Mail, email or call your inquiry, including the identification
number shown after the name listed and your relationship to the
apparent owner to:
Office of the State Treasurer
Unclaimed Property Division
Search www.sdtreasurer.gov
Unclaimed Property Division
Office of the State Treasurer
500 E Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-5070
605-773-3379 or Toll Free in SD 1-866-357-2547
e-mail: unclaimed@sdtreasurer.gov
Perkins County
Carmichael Kelly R #495016 304
E Jackson St, Bison
Frey Roland #489550 505 5th St
W, Lemmon
Jacobsen Agner J #490911 206
6th St, Lemmon
Jacobsen Martin #491888,
#491889, #491890, #491891
206 6th St E 30, Lemmon
Kolb Jessie #491886 Po Box
267, Bison
Larson Chris #419620 301 S
Harrison, Meadow
Leonard Brad D #496044 Po Box
100, Bison
Miley Brenda #419718 5726 E
550 S, Prairie City
Miller Christopher R #493906
10396 196th Ave, Lemmon
Odonnell Elaine M #493403 502
First Ave E, Lemmon
Riedy Ann & Michael #489182
Hc 63 Box 90, Lemmon
Smith Karen #419996 206 2nd
Ave East, Lemmon
Spangler Charles #420011
12699 Divide Rd, Prairie City
Woll Lavern #495617 13123
170th Ave, Lodgepole
Wooley Dorothy H #496290 206
2nd Ave W, Lemmon
We had another week of beauti-
ful fall weather. It’s come close to
freezing a couple times, but so far
my garden hasn’t been damaged
and we got just over a half inch of
rain so I haven’t had to water. West
of here, they aren’t faring so well.
Montana and Wyoming have had
snow already, including eight
inches in Buffalo, Wyoming so it
won’t be long before it starts here.
Gov. Daugaard came to Belle
Fourche Monday for the Permian
Tank & Mfg. ground breaking cere-
mony and Grand Opening at the
Belle Fourche Industrial and Rail
Park. Speakers at the ceremony
were Gov. Daugaard, Belle Fourche
Mayor Gary Hendrickson, Presi-
dent of Belle Fourche Development
Corporation Scott Peterson, CEO of
Permian Tank Jon Cohen, VP of
Strategy & Planning for Permian
Tan Dan Edling, and City Engineer
Ryan Kavan. Belle Fourche is see-
ing a lot of industrial development
as a result of the hard work by the
city fathers and our business-
friendly climate in South Dakota.
Reub and Casey gathered cows in
our Horse Creek summer pasture
Tuesday and started trailing them
towards home. I headed to Pierre
that afternoon for the Executive
Board meeting the next day and I
went through Lemmon on my way.
The Perkins County Republicans
hosted a “Meet the Candidate”
gathering at the Grand River Mu-
seum for US Senate candidate
Larry Rhoden.
The National Conference of State
Legislatures submitted the Man-
agement and Performance Audit of
the Legislative Research Council to
the Executive Board Wednesday.
The Board hired them to conduct
this audit at one of our first meet-
ings after session and they offered
twelve recommendations to correct
problems they found. We voted to
implement eight of the recommen-
dations, with a possibility of imple-
menting the others at a later date.
The Board also accepted the res-
ignation of LRC Jim Fry, who is re-
tiring. Another long time employee
of LRC, Fred Schoenfeld, will step
up to fill the vacancy until we can
find a suitable replacement. Fred
will also be retiring in June and at
least two other LRC employees are
talking about retiring, so several
positions may need to be filled soon.
The guys finished trailing the
cows home just before lunch on
Thursday, just in time for Reub to
get me to the doctor in Hettinger.
For the second time in a week and
a half, I woke up so dizzy I could
barely stand up and he decided it
was time I went to the clinic. The
doctor and the physical therapist
determined that I wasn’t having a
stroke, but was suffering from uni-
lateral vestibular hypofunction!
That sounds impressive, but all it
amounts to is a disconnect between
my vision and my balance. The
therapist gave me some exercises to
do three times a day and I am defi-
nitely improving.
I was still dizzy so I missed
Harold Dutton’s funeral on Friday
and the SD Stockgrowers conven-
tion in Rapid City on Friday and
Harold Dutton, 86, died Sunday,
September 22nd at the David M.
Dorsett Healthcare Facility in
Spearfish. His funeral services
were held Friday, September 27th
at Immanuel Lutheran Church in
Zeona with burial in the Dutton
Family Ranch Cemetery. Harold’s
family has our sympathy.
I hated to miss hearing Tami
Gilbert on the Agvocacy Panel at
the SD Cattle Women meeting at
the Stockgrowers convention. I
missed some other great speakers
and Rep. Liz May told me she got a
lot of useful information from Mar-
garet Byfieled, Executive Director
of American Stewards for Liberty
when Byfieled spoke to the Federal
Lands and Property Rights Com-
Donald Krambeer was trans-
ferred from the Denver VA hospital
back to the VA in Helena, MT after
doctors found a staph infection in a
heart valve. He has to be on IV
drugs for the next 5 to 7 weeks so
he has since been admitted to the
VA in Bozeman for long term treat-
ment. Thankfully, he’s feeling bet-
The Reva/Sorum Fire Depart-
ment pancake supper at the Reva
Grand River Roundup ....................... By Betty Olson
Hall Saturday evening was well at-
tended. Thank you to all the friends
and neighbors who show up to con-
tribute to keeping up with the ex-
penses of our all volunteer fire
department. It is much appreci-
As I write this on Monday, the
president and Congress are dead-
locked and it looks like the govern-
ment will be shutting down for the
17th time since 1995 at midnight.
The House has twice passed a Con-
tinuing Resolution to fund the gov-
ernment and both were rejected by
the Senate, the first because it
would have defunded the very un-
popular PPACA, otherwise known
as ObamaCare. The second CR
would have merely delayed imple-
mentation of ObamaCare for a
Obama refuses to negotiate with
the House to try to resolve the cri-
sis, although he has spent days ne-
gotiating with our sworn enemy in
Iran. Neither Obama nor Harry
Reid is willing to give an inch to-
wards lessening the disastrous ef-
fects ObamaCare will have on our
health care system, although
Obama has given multiple exemp-
tions to big business and major cor-
porations that contributed to his
campaign, even exempting Con-
gress and their staff. The only folks
not getting exemptions are the
American citizens.
Here’s what the media says
about ObamaCare: "This is legisla-
tion that was 2,500 pages long is
now 20,000 pages of legislation,"
the Cato Institute's Michael Tanner
said. That's 17,500 pages of new
regulations written by bureaucrats
on top of an already complex law
passed by Congress.
According to the Wall Street
Journal, ObamaCare’s regulations
and price controls ensure that cov-
erage will be more expensive. Cov-
erage will cost about 20% to 30%
more on average, and often much
more for the younger and healthier
who are forced to cross-subsidize
more expensive patients. This is far
from Mr. Obama's promise of a
$2,500 per-family discount on pre-
miums. Forbes magazine claims
Obamacare will increase health
spending by $7,450 a year for a typ-
ical family of four.
Let me get this straight. Obama's
health care plan was:
•written by a committee whose
head says he doesn't understand it,
•passed by a Congress that did-
n't read it,
•signed by a president who
•was funded by a treasury chief
who did not pay his taxes,
•overseen by a surgeon general
who is obese, and
•financed by a country that is
not only broke, but is $17 trillion
dollars in debt.
What could possibly go wrong?
The burning of the B.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 3, 2013 • 13
Recommendation by the Department
of Environment and Natural Re-
The South Dakota Department of En-
vironment and Natural Resources
(DENR) has received an application
from the Northwest SD Regional
Landfill Association, Inc. to amend the
permit for the operation of a Type IIB
municipal solid waste landfill located
in a portion of the E ½ NE ¼ Section
31, T17N, R13E, Perkins County. Total
acreage of the site is approximately 40
acres. The facility will serve Perkins
County and the surrounding region.
The permit amendment will be
granted for a period ending September
5, 2018, as provided for under South
Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) 34A-6-
DENR has reviewed the proposed
amendment, has reached a tentative
decision and recommends to the Board
of Minerals and Environment (board)
that the permit be amended and a
variance granted allowing the landfill
to directly dispose in the landfill or use
as daily cover petroleum-contaminated
soil (contaminated by diesel fuel, fuel
oil, kerosene, jet fuel, or gasoline) pro-
vided that the contaminated soils are
not a hazardous waste. The landfill
has been constructed with a liner and
leachate collection system and has
ground water monitoring wells around
the landfill. The operational and de-
sign requirements of the permit are
specifically designed to ensure the
landfill will not pose a hazard to
human health or degrade the environ-
In accordance with SDCL 34A-6-1.14,
DENR's recommendation of approval
will become the final decision on the
amendment request and this permit
will be amended 30 days after publica-
tion of this notice. A person adversely
affected or having an interest ad-
versely affected by the DENR's recom-
mendation of approval may petition
the board for a contested case hearing.
The petition must comply with the re-
quirements of ARSD 74:09:01:01. If a
petition for such a hearing is not filed
within 30 days of this publication date,
the amended permit will be formally
and finally granted at that time.
A copy of all recommended terms and
conditions are available from DENR
and may be obtained upon request
from: South Dakota Department of En-
vironment and Natural Resources,
Waste Management Program, 523
East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, South
Dakota, 57501-3182, Attn.: Steven
Kropp, telephone (605) 773-3153. A
copy of the draft permit and online
commenting are available at
During the 30-day public notice period,
written comments will also be accepted
at the above mailing address.
/s/Steven M. Pirner
Steven M. Pirner, Secretary
Department of Environment and Nat-
ural Resources
[Published October 3, 2013 at a total
approximate cost of $32.86.]
Bison Town Board
Monday, Sept. 9, 2013
7:00 p.m. City Hall
Chairman Juell Chapman called the
regular monthly meeting of the Town
Board of Bison to order at 7:00 p.m. on
Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Other trustees
- Luke Clements, Matt Butsavage and
David Kopren were present. Mike
Lockert was absent. Others present:
Branden Landphere, Trent Fink, Lon-
nie Krause, Eric Kahler and Greg
Fried; employees Heath McKinstry,
and Beth Hulm; and Lita Wells, press.
MINUTES: 090-2013 - Clements
moved, seconded by Butsavage to ap-
prove the minutes of the regular Au-
gust 7 meeting, as corrected. Carried.
091-2013 – Clements moved, seconded
by Chapman to approve the minutes of
the emergency meeting, held on Aug.
23, as presented. Carried. 092- 2013 –
Chapman moved, seconded by Kopren
to approve the minutes of the Aug. 28
retreat, as corrected. Carried.
puter software problems, a financial
report was not available.
STATUS REPORT: Trustees re-
viewed McKinstry’s written status re-
port with him. The complete report is
on file at City Hall. Also discussed was
the safety issue of standing water due
to recent heavy rains, disposal of elec-
tronics at the landfill and the library
parking lot.
BL Contracting: Landphere was
present to discuss the re-surfacing of
West Main Street, west of 1st Ave. W,
after the storm sewer is complete on
the south side. The contract calls for
asphalt and, if not done in 2013, prices
will increase next year. Landphere also
asked about culverts in that same sec-
tion of the project.
Fink water/sewer lines: 092-2013 –
Clements moved, seconded by Kopren
to reimburse Fink $908.44 for water
lines put in by BL Contracting to his
new shop on Kolbs Street. Roll call
vote: Clements, aye; Kopren, aye; But-
savage, nay; Chapman, aye. Motion
carried 3-1. (The work should’ve been
done by city employees but the town’s
backhoe was being repaired and not
available at the time.)
Bison Implement/PCRWS
drainage/ curbs: 093-2013 –
Clements moved to approve Bison Im-
plement’s request to tie drainage in on
the north side of the building and into
the new storm sewer, at no further cost
to the town over what is already con-
tracted. The motion died for lack of a
094-2013 – Chapman moved, seconded
by Clements to have a special meeting
at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 to dis-
cuss Bison Implement/PCRWS’s re-
quest and to also talk about curb stops
for Main Street and the clean-up of city
property at 205 East Main St. Carried.
DELEGATION: Greg Fried stopped
by to request a ROW easement for a
ditch and culvert on his west lot off of
1st Ave. W. for the construction of a
Fuel Tax for tree trimming: SD-
DOT has indicated that fuel tax money
may be used for the tree trimming
project and Hulm was authorized to
apply for the maximum amount in the
account of
$1, 669.44.
Engineering Grant for fuel system:
Agenda should have read Engineering
grant for airport maintenance. Post-
Lagoon/Sewer project: Interstate
Engineering’s estimates were reviewed
for the proposed project to line desig-
nated sewer mains and to place rip rap
at the lagoon. Further discussion was
postponed to the Sept. 23 meeting.
Denise Livingston will be asked to at-
tend and to prepare the application to
get the entire engineered project on the
State Water Program. The deadline is
Oct. 1, 2013.
Culvert Policy – 2nd reading:
Chapman moved, seconded by
Clements to adopt the new culvert pol-
icy as follows: Landowners are respon-
sible to purchase and install
city-approved culverts only after seek-
ing the approval of the Town Board.
ROW easement – Eric Kahler: The
consensus of trustees is that Kahler
will be allowed an easement to build a
garage on the south side of his prop-
erty, reaching into the town’s right-of-
way about 15’. Kahler will do further
research and be back to discuss his
proposition at a future meeting.
Land Purchase: 095-2013 – Chap-
man moved, seconded by Kopren to
purchase a 100 ft. by 350 ft. property
(tract F in the N1/2SW1/4 of Section
13, Township 18 North, Range 13 East,
BHM, Perkins County, South Dakota
as shown on the plat recorded in plat
book 2, page 194) from Evonne Sulli-
van, owner, for $2,000. Carried. (The
property would allow the Town of
Bison to construct a street from Main
Street to Carr Street and the Perkins
County Fair Building. Terms of the
agreement with Sullivan are that such
a road would bear the Deuschle name.)
Nuisance Properties: Several clean-
up issues were discussed, including an
abandoned vehicle on West Main St.
No action taken.
Resignation: 096-2013 – Chapman
moved, seconded by Clements to accept
Mike Lockert’s resignation from the
Town Board of Bison, contingent on the
position being filled, and to advertise
for 2 weeks for somebody who would be
interested in filling the position. Car-
Auto Supplement: 097-2013 –
Clements moved, seconded by Kopren
to auto supplement receipt of the first
pay request for grant and loan money
(in the amount of $100,840.47) into the
Storm Sewer fund. Carried.
Surplus property: 098-2013 –
Clements moved, seconded by Kopren
to declare a tent to be surplus property
for disposal or sale, to be determined
at a later date. Carried. McKinstry will
be asked to develop a list of other sur-
plus property.
Approve Liquor Audit: Postponed to
Sept. 23 meeting.
2014 BUDGET: 099-2013 – Clements
moved, seconded by Butsavage to ap-
prove the 1st reading of the 2014
budget with changes. Carried. The sec-
ond reading and adoption will occur
during the Sept. 23 meeting.
Andrew Bruels, DENR, was reviewed
in which an amended engineering
agreement was approved between the
Town of Bison and KBM, Inc. for serv-
ices pertaining to the Storm Sewer
project, increasing those fees from
$80,000 to $150,000.
OPEN FORUM: Chapman shared
quotes from Don’s Electric to install
heaters in the airport storage building
and to install terminal boxes to com-
bine certain meters at city buildings;
representatives from DENR will at-
tend the Oct. 7 meeting regarding soil
contamination discovered during the
laying of the storm sewer; Hulm was
instructed to call SDRS pertaining to
paying retirement for a fulltime Hous-
ing and Urban Development person at
Homestead Heights; Hulm announced
that meeting times change to 6:00 p.m.
for Oct. – April meetings.
CLAIMS: The following claims were
presented and approved for payment.
Total August payroll $9,634.27, Total
FICA, $2540.03; Health Ins, $500;
SDRS, $636.60; Supp. Retirement,
$85; 1st National Bank, loan pymt.,
$450; A+ Repair, prof fees, $908.44;
Banyon Data, prof. fees, $795; Bison
Courier, publishing, $373.82; Bison
Grain Co., supp, $1,930.79; Bison Imp,
repairs/maint, $102.37; BL Contract-
ing, prof. fees, $141,789.37; Coca Cola,
supp., $352; Current Connection, supp,
$1.99; Dakota Feed, suppl, 987.22;
DPFCU, util/supp, $325.54; Dept. of
Rev., sales tax, $1,486.82; Farm Plan,
repairs/maint, $52.89; G&O, supp.,
$31.75; Grand Electric, util.,
$2,248.45; HD Waterworks, repairs/
maint, $2,254.90; Hettinger Candy,
supp., $1,079.14; Jerome Bev., beer,
$3,447.80; Johnson Bros., on/off/misc,
$829.65; KLJ Eng., prof fees,
$23,130.18; NW Bev., beer, $4,305.45;
Northwest Farm, repairs/maint,
$113.45; NWSDRLA, prof. fees,
$2,164.50; Pepsi, supp., $544.35;
PCRWS, water, $7,830.20; Republic,
on/off sale and misc, $2,449.34; S&S,
supp., $2,170.60; Servall, prof. fees,
$144.11; WRCTC, util., $272.29.
SONNEL pursuant to SDCL 1-25-
2(1): 100-2013 Chapman moved,
seconded by Clements to go into exec-
utive session at 10:58 p.m. for the pur-
pose of discussing personnel issues.
Carried. Chapman declared the meet-
ing back in open session at 11:30 p.m.
Chapman adjourned the meeting at
11:35 p.m.
Next Meeting: There will be a special
meeting at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall on
Monday, Sept. 23; the next regular
meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. on October
Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer
Juell Chapman, Chairman
Published October 3, 2013 at a total
approximate cost of $91.62.
14 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 3, 2013
Down a country road
Folks come from near and far to attend farm auctions.
Monday, October 7
salad bar
whole grain roll
fruit & milk
Tuesday, October 8
Chicken alfredo
whole grain roll
salad bar
fruit & milk
Wednesday, October 9
Hamburger gravy
mashed potatoes
whole grain roll
salad bar
fruit, milk & wg roll
Thursday, October 10
Sausage patty
mac & cheese
whole grain roll
salad bar
fruit & milk
Advertising Rates:
DISPLAY ADS: $4.70 per column inch.
CLASSIFIED ADS: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word
thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies.
THANK YOU'S: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word
thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies.
HIGHLIGHTS & HAPPENINGS: $5.90 minimum or $3.10
per column inch. $2.00 billing charge applies.
HAPPY ADS: With or Without Picture: $15.00 minimum or
$4.50 per column inch.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: $41.00 for a 2x7 ad.
Legal Deadline is Friday at NOON! Ad Deadline is Monday
at NOON! 244-7199 or courier@sdplains.com
TATE AUCTION, 10:00 a.m. Oct.
12, Miller, SD. Antiques, col-
lectibles, glass. See sale bill at
www.sdauctions.com. Midwestern
Auction Service, 605-870-1082.
LAND AUCTION. Friday, October
18. 24 prime development acres
within city limits. Complete seclu-
sion amongst the pines! Marv
Matkins, owner. Details at
www.bradeenauction.com. 605-
LAND AUCTION: 428+/- acres,
Walworth County, Cropland,
Recreational, Investment, 6 miles
west of Bowdle, SD at the junction
of Hwy 12 and Hwy 47, October
30th, 2013. Call Dakota Proper-
ties, Todd Schuetzle, Auctioneer,
605-280-3115, www.DakotaProp-
TAL, Custer Clinic, Hot Springs
Regional Medical Clinic and
Custer Regional Senior Care have
full-time, part-time and PRN (as-
needed) RN, LPN, Licensed Med-
ical Assistant and Nurse Aide
positions available. We offer com-
petitive pay and excellent benefits.
New Graduates welcome! Please
contact Human Resources at (605)
673-9418 for more information or
log onto www.regionalhealth.com
to apply.
ERY available for purchase in Get-
tysburg. Established turnkey mix
bakery with both wholesale and
retail sales. Contact Kathleen at
ltgandt@yahoo.com or 240-461-
Chevrolet Silverado, white, low
mileage, roll up topper. Call 605-
representing Golden Eagle Log
Homes, building in eastern, cen-
tral, northwestern South & North
Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-
2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-
5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes
$19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High
Speed Internet starting at
$14.95/month (where available.)
SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY In-
stallation! CALL Now! 1-800-308-
statewide for only $150.00. Put the
South Dakota Statewide Classi-
fieds Network to work for you
today! (25 words for $150. Each
additional word $5.) Call this
newspaper or 800-658-3697 for de-
operators, freight from Midwest
up to 48 states, home regularly,
newer equipment, Health, 401K,
call Randy, A&A Express, 800-658-
ANTLERS WANTED up to 7.00 lb.
Deer , Elk/moose 7.50 lb. Bleached
3.00 lb. cracked 1.00 lb. Also need
Porcupines, Rattlesnakes, Elk
Ivories ,Mt. Lion skins. More info;
605-673-4345 / clawantlerhide@
The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 3, 2013 • 15
For sale: Family type restaurant
located on main street in Bison,
South Dakota. Large dining area
as well as two additional rooms
that can be used for overflows,
special meetings or family gath-
erings. New ice machine and deep
fryers were recently installed.
Priced to sell. If interested please
contact Penny Nelson 605-490-
1068 (cell) or 605-244-7249
For Sale: 3 bedroom 2 bath home
with landscaped yard on 4 lots.
Serious inquiries only 244-7214
or 490-7712.
Lost: cell phone during wedding
reception on September 21. If
found please call 244-5231.
Bison Housing & Redevelop-
ment Commission is seeking
applicants for a part-time main-
tenance position for the Home-
stead Heights housing facility lo-
cated in Bison, SD. A job descrip-
tion can be picked up on Mondays
or Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at
the management office at Home-
stead Heights. Resumes must be
sent to BH&RC, PO Box 186,
Bison, SD 57620. For more infor-
mation, call 244-5473. Home-
stead Heights is an equal
opportunity employer.
Thank You
Thank you, a very belated thank
you to everyone when I visited
Bison friends recently. What a
wonderful time to see so many
people at Eldora Ogdahl’s 90th
birthday party August 10th.
Thank you for the special visits
meal and time catching up with
our families.
A special thank you to Teddi Carl-
son and Becky for their kindness
and gracious hospitality when I
stayed with them.
With the excitement and friendly
courtesy my heart was full of fond
memories when I traveled back to
Lisbon, North Dakota.
Betty Ann Tufty
Oct. 4 - 6
7:30 p.m. nightly
• surround sound •
Lemmon 374-5107
For all your advertising needs Bison Courier
244-7199 or courier@sdplains.com
Press releases, engagements and
obituaries are free of charge.
16 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 3, 2013
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Special Yearling and Spring Calf Sale
Sale Time: 10 AM
Expecting 800-900 yearlings, 1200-1500 spring calves
Consignments Calves
Haines - 220 Angus calves 450-550#
Gray - 250 blk & bldy calves 400-525#
Gray - 200 Angus calves (bull calves) 400-525#
Larson - 150 Angus calves 425-550#
Wok - 90 Angus calves 375-475#
Hulm - 80 Angus calves 350-400#
Loughlin - 50 blk & bldy calves 400-425#
Holmes - 40 Angus calves 425-500#
Consignments: Yearlings
McTighe - 150 1st x & Hereford steers HR 700-800#
Grage - 160 blk & red steers 900-950#
Cowan - 70 blk & red steers & hfrs (spay) 850-925#
Vanderham - 70 blk & red steers 900-950#
More spring calves and yearling expected by sale time
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Sheep Sale
Monday, October 14: Special spring calf and yearling sale
Monday, October 21: Livestock Week
**Tuesday, October 22: Weigh-up cow and sheep sale**
Wednesday, October 23: Livestock Week
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A nice sale here on Monday, September 30, with a steady to
higher market on all classes of livestock. Another showing
of calves sold on a strong trade with yearlings selling higher.
Thank you for your business.
Art Reichert
65 .....................Red Angus steers 816 .............$164.25
Ladue & WaIters
42.............................Angus steers 635 .............$176.75
10.............................Angus steers 785 .............$163.25
36............................Angus heifers 602 .............$165.25
Mason Est
76...............................red x steers 858 .............$154.00
David Kennedy
22 ................Angus heifers (open) 883 .............$149.25
Jack OverIand
14...........blk & bldy heifers (open) 653 .............$165.25
19.............................Angus steers 715 .............$169.00
20 ................Angus heifers (open) 674 .............$160.25
Capp Ranch
7...........................Hereford steers 702 .............$169.00
15...........blk & bldy heifers (open) 606 .............$168.50
.................................................... ..............................
Bret Stambach
18 ...................Angus steer calves 550 .............$190.50
17 ..................Angus heifer calves 494 .............$174.00
.................................................... ..............................
Kennedy Ranch
161 ......................................lambs 79 ...............$148.75
VTV Ranch
76 ........................................lambs 101 .............$135.25
We appreciate your business. Give us a caII at 605-967-2200
or www.faithIivestock.com if you have Iivestock to seII.
We wouId be gIad to visit with you.
Gary Vance - (605) 967-2162 OR Scott Vance - CELL: 484-7127
ORMax LoughIin - 1-605-645-2583 (ceII)
OR GIen King 1-605-390-3264 (ceII)

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