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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 10
August 22, 2013
Includes Tax
2013 Perkins County Fair
Farm Rescue combine harvesting for the Tracy Wolff family. Photo by Arlis Seim
Chapman Rambouillet placed first in the Mutton Ewe class and Heier Hampshire received sec-
Wolff family grateful for Farm Rescue’s help
Tracy Wolff is grateful to have
such wonderful neighbors at this
much needed time. Wolff has been
diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma
in the spring of this year. Multiple
Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma
cells, a type of white blood cell
present in the bone marrow. He
was diagnosed by a bone marrow
biopsy. So with dealing with the
three fractured vertebrae due to
the cancer and undergoing treat-
ment, Wolff had no idea how he
was going to get his crops har-
vested this year. That is when his
neighbors stepped in and con-
tacted Farm Rescue for Wolff.
Farm Rescue is an organization
that was launched in 2005 by Bill
Gross. Bill Gross is a native of
North Dakota that was born and
raised on a farm. Gross is now a
full time pilot for UPS airline.
While he’s flying over the skies he
always worries about the farmers
planting and harvesting their
His co-pilot, one day asked
Gross what he was going to do
when he retired. Bill didn’t hesi-
tate he said, “I’m going to be a
Good Samaritan that buys a trac-
tor and goes around and helps
farm families plant their crops.”
The co-pilot just stated, “Well, why
wait until you retire?” This in-
spired Gross to get the non-profit
organization of Farm Rescue going
in 2005.
This non-profit organization
provides planting and harvesting
assistance to farm families that
have experienced a major injury,
illness or natural disaster. Farm
Rescue board of directors under-
stand that one of the biggest fi-
nancial burdens on a family is a
hardship. Most farmers livelihood
depends on the ability to plant or
harvest a crop.Farm Rescue does
just this by providing the neces-
sary manpower (volunteers) and
equipment (supplied by RDO
Equipment Company) to get the
crops in and out of the fields. This
service is free of cost to the farmer
and lessen the worries of the fam-
ily being helped.
This organization supplies
continued on page 2
Commissioners finalize 2014 budget
Four County Commissioners
which are Rusty Foster, Brad
Besler, Vice Chairman Wayne A
Henderson and Chairman Mike
Schweitzer met Tuesday, August
13 for their monthly meeting. The
fifth commissioner , Willard
Ottman, was absent.
At 10:30 a.m. the surplus prop-
erty sale was conducted. The first
item for sale was a house in Lem-
mon on 1 1/2 lots. For this prop-
erty one bid was received from
Kevin Love for $300. Because the
minimum bid was appraised at
$3,000, this bid was rejected. After
a time of discussion a motion
passed to deed this property to the
city of Lemmon.
Two bids were received for the
second surplus property of two lots
which was the former Jerry's
Hardware Store. The first bid was
$2,000 sent in by Kevin Love. The
second bid was $5,500, from Jim
Stock. Because the minimum ap-
praisal value is $20,000 both bids
were also rejected by a vote of 3 -
1. The County Commissioners be-
lieve it would take $40,000, mini-
mum to get this property up to
code because it needs anew floor
and a new roof. Schweitzer ex-
pressed fear that when properties
are sold the county often receives
them back again. His hope is that
the properties would get back on
the tax roll. By roll call vote a mo-
tion passed 3 to 1 to gift this prop-
erty to the city of Lemmon.
Brenda Dahlstrom, a sales
woman from Lincoln,Nebraska,
was present to give a very techni-
cal and lengthy video presentation
of a Geographic Information Sys-
tem (GIS) solutions internet pro-
gram available for the county to
buy at a cost of about $100,00 or
less depending on the options cho-
sen, the system scans maps and
uses aerial photos using GPS and
can be countywide web based. It
gives a land owner information
about their property such as look-
ing through soil levels and can
map weeds. This information can
also give tax information on prop-
erties and enables citizens to pay
taxes on-line. The information on
this system can also be sold by
subscription at a cost of $450 per
year. Assessor Rownea Gerbracht
finds many incorrect legal descrip-
tions of property when she travels
to assess property. Such a system
would be a great help to her in her
work. The county could set up
their own program on the system.
Dahlstrom was instructed to pre-
pare a proposal for the county. In
continued on page 2
Page 2 • The Bison Courier • Thursday,August 22, 2013
School starts August 26th
The American Lutheran Church is seeking wedding
dresses, baptism gowns and Easter hats from 1913 - 2013
to display during their 100 Year Anniversary program. If
you have an item or know of someone who does, please con-
tact Salli at 605-244-5491.
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 welcome.
To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please sub-
mit them by calling: 244-7199, or e-mailing to: courier@sd-
plains.com. We will run your event notice the two issues prior
to your event at no charge.
in Bison
Dr. Jason M. Hafner
Dr. David J. Prosser
Faith Clinic
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
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this program the developers of her
to research company would de-
velop the sight in two weeks time.
Gerbracht remarked that most
counties in South Dakota already
have a similar program working. As
suggested Gerbracht will shop
around what is available. She is
eager to have a program like GIS
for use in her office.
Highway Superintendent Tracy
Buer was also in attendance to give
updates about his department and
to discuss his budget for the coming
year. The Zipper machine is being
used now on Lover's Lane and is
working very well and will be very
useful for work on county roads.
Resurfacing the Bixby Road is on
the agenda to be done in the future.
Buer estimates the cost to be
$211,000. per mile to resurface this
road. County funds paired with
money from the State Transporta-
tion Improvement Plan (STIP)
could double the amount saved
each year for roads. "Do only what
we can afford," suggested Buer. "It
is wise to be conservative," re-
marked Schweitzer. Get as much
done as you can do or maybe all at
once when money is available with
no interest." "Maintenance also has
to be done." added Brad Besler. If
maintenance is not done the road
will deteriorate quickly. Buer will
go ahead and use what money is
available. At this time he is still in
need of one mechanic who can op-
erate machinery to make his crew
Assessor Rownea Gerbracht was
also present to give an assessment
on the Broadband Technology. She
enjoys the Vanguard software and
will apply for a server. The tablet is
used when she is out in the field.
Gerbracht also requested a credit
card for use when she travels.
When she has to use her own credit
card tax is added which can be very
high. County Attorney Shane Pen-
field will research the county policy
on this issue. A credit card would be
needed for each department in the
Court House. It would be a big help
when they travel for county busi-
ness for gas, motels and meals.
Every year on their anniversary
of employment the employees re-
ceive a 10¢ hourly wage increase.
Those receiving increases this
month are Duane Holtgard,
Tammy Buer and Jill Olson.
Two plats were approved. The
first one was for Lot 2 Jahner Addi-
tion to Perkins County and the sec-
ond one was for Lot A and Lot B
Ida Sander was appointed to be
on the 4-H Advisory Board by
unanimous agreement. The idea of
having a 4-H Advisor assistant as
an intern in 2014 was rejected.
Discussion developed regarding
the office of County Health Nurse
at the Bison Clinic. At this time
that office is used only one day per
week. Could it be subleased to Chi-
ropractor Jesse Lensegrav for a
couple days a week? After "hash-
ing" over this idea a motion passed
by unanimous agreement to sub-
lease that space on the days it isn't
used by the County Health Nurse.
Necessary contingency transfers
were also approved to keep the
books in the black.
The last item on the agenda was
discussing the budget of 76 pages.
What a monumental task the com-
missioners had before them. Each
line item was examined with great
care, this budget is not set in
"stone" but will be finalized at the
September meeting. Forty thou-
sand could be cut out of requests to
make the budget the same as last
year which would cause the Gen-
eral Fund to grow. Most employees
are asking for a 3% increase in
wages. Phone costs have increases
and the custodian needs a new
mower. Buying a GIS system could
be financed by implementing a
budget supplement. Many line
items will stay the same while oth-
ers need an increase. Veterans
service was reduced but county jail
was left the same. Commissioners
want to make sure there is ade-
quate amounts to cover the needs of
fire departments and insurance for
fire fighters. "Expenses go up For
trucks also," remarked Besler. Al-
lowance for Arrow Transit was dou-
bled from $4,000. to $8,000. "The
budget looks better than it has
looked in the past," remarked Fi-
nance Officer Sylvia Chapman.
Highlights & Happenings
Family movie night, Saturday,
August 24th, 7:30 p.m. at the
Perkins County new grandstands.
Come and watch Home Run.
The Back to School Sock Hop
and Title I Annual Meeting will be
Tuesday, September 3 at Bison
School with a free supper begin-
ning at 5:00 P.M. followed by danc-
ing until 6:30. All preschoolers,
students K-6 and their parents are
invited to attend.
Arrow Transit will be traveling
through Bison to Rapid City the FIRST
Tuesday of every month. Call 374-
3189 to arrange a ride.
service to farm families in North
Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota,
Iowa and eastern Montana. Since
2006 they have aided over 200
families in crisis.
To apply for Farm Rescue assis-
tance the immediate family or
neighbors can complete an appli-
cation on the website at
www.farmrescue.org or by calling
701-252-2017. People that apply
must have three years operating
their own farms. Farmers can only
apply every three years for one
planting and one harvesting oper-
ation. No money is given to the
This assistance is not available
if their is a death in the family due
to Farm Rescue cannot use do-
nated funds to help someone who
is no longer living.
To help this organization, ones
can donate funds, volunteer time
or attend Farm Rescue concerts.
Wolff Family...............................................continued from page 1
County Commission.....................................................................................continued from page 1
Grrr! My Tomatoes
Have BER
This past week at the Perkins
County Fair we heard several home
gardeners comment on the fact that
their tomatoes were not ripening or
they had quite a bit of blossom end
We can attribute the slow ripen-
ing to the weather generally. We
have had quite a cool summer; how-
ever tomatoes do well in tempera-
tures in the 70’s. The problem
could be a lack of full sunshine for
six to eight hours a day and the
very cool nights we have had. That
appears to be changing now so
maybe the tomatoes will ripen as
the harvest will finally be getting
under way.
Blossom end rot also known as
dry rot seems to be plaguing quite
a few of you, us included. We
pitched about a dozen over the back
garden fence today; thankfully they
were all small ones. Blossom end
rot is blamed on inconsistent water-
ing for the most part but it can also
be a lack of calcium in the soil, and
it must be calcium that the plant
can absorb.
This disease does not spread
from plant to plant in the field, or
from fruit to fruit in transit. Since
it is of a physiological nature, fungi-
cides and insecticides are useless as
control measures. The occurrence of
the disease is dependent upon a
number of environmental condi-
tions, especially those that affect
the supply of water and calcium in
the developing fruits. Factors that
influence the uptake of water and
calcium by the plant have an effect
on the incidence and severity of
blossom end rot.
Conditions that can slow water
and/or calcium absorption can in-
• inconsistent watering
• root damage
• cold temperatures/cold soil
• excessive heat
• too much nitrogen in soil (low-
ers calcium uptake)
• Large amount of salts in the
soil (lowers the availability of cal-
cium) Well water in this area is
high in sodium; sodium in the soil
prevents the roots from absorbing
the calcium from the soil.
• Markedly acidic or alkaline
soil (pH imbalance prevents cal-
cium absorption) A possible fix is a
product available in garden centers
called Rot Stop which is an all-nat-
ural product. Another fix, which
maybe too late for this year is
spraying a mixture of 1 tablespoon
calcium chloride (gypsum) in one
gallon of water. Spray 2-3 times a
week until blossom end rot is under
control. Apply early in the morning
when temperatures are cool.
Next week we will discuss what
you can do for next season’s BER.
"All gardeners know better than
other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb
Submitted by Karen Englehart,
Master Gardener, SDSU Coopera-
tive Extension Service
Garden Gate
The Bison Courier • Thursday, August 22, 2013 • Page 3
Landowners and hunters
asked to report dead deer
South Dakota Game, Fish and
Parks is currently documenting a
few deer being found dead in
Perkins County, South Dakota.
Early reports suggest the problem
may be hemorrhagic disease, also
known as epizootic hemorrhagic
disease (EHD) or blue tongue.
This disease is common in
white-tailed deer and is typically
detected in late summer or early
fall. Although other animals in-
cluding mule deer and livestock
can be infected by the biting
midge, it is unlikely to cause
death. EHD cannot be transferred
directly from animal to animal,
and EHD is not infectious to hu-
The virus is spread by a biting
midge and causes extensive inter-
nal hemorrhaging. Many deer ex-
hibit no clinical signs and appear
perfectly healthy, while others
may have symptoms such as res-
piratory distress, fever, and
swelling of the tongue. With
highly virulent strains of the
virus, deer can be dead within 1-3
days. Affected deer are often found
near low lying areas or in near
water like a river or a pond. This
is due to the deer attempting to go
to the water to combat the high
Although this disease has not
yet been confirmed through labo-
ratory testing, the symptoms that
local conservation officers and
field staff are describing appear
much like hemorrhagic disease.
Currently South Dakota Game
Fish and parks is recording all re-
ported deer die offs and would like
to test some sick deer to confirm
what is causing the die off. We ask
that anyone observing a sick or
dead deer to report them to
Wildlife Conservation officer Keith
Mutschler at 605-374-7726.
EHD outbreaks can be locally
severe, but rarely affect more than
25% of a local deer population. In
rare cases, it will affect more than
50%. Deer can continue to suc-
cumb to this disease until a hard
freeze reduces midge populations
that carry the disease.
The South Dakota Department
of Agriculture has announced a
bridge loan program available for
Farm Service Agency approved ap-
“The department has always
worked closely with FSA, but the
new SDDA bridge loan program is
great collaboration between both
entities to ensure our producers
can continue with an agricultural
real estate purchase when funds
may not be readily available at
FSA,” said South Dakota Secre-
tary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch.
“We have also heard from many
bankers who think this is a great
tool for them to utilize when the
opportunity is right and the bank
itself may not be interested in a
bridge loan.”
The bridge loan program is de-
signed to provide interim financ-
ing for FSA applicants approved
for loans to purchase land when
FSA funding is not available at the
time the applicant wants to pro-
ceed in closing the land purchase.
The SDDA loan is structured for
monthly interest only payments
until the funding is available at
FSA and the FSA loan is closed. It
is anticipated that a bridge loan
will be paid off by FSA within
three to nine months.
SDDA does have the ability to
extend the term for up to two
years. If, for any reason, FSA does
not fund the loan, SDDA will term
the loan out over 10 years. The
current interest rate for the de-
partment’s loan is four percent
and borrowers are required to pay
all closing fees.
“Due to the limitations of the
federal budget, there may be a gap
between loan approval and fund-
ing,” said Craig Schaunaman,
state executive director at United
States Department of Agriculture
FSA. “The partnership with the
state is perfect timing and I expect
this collaboration to be a great
benefit to the approved applicants
to be able to go forward with their
land purchase.”
For more information on the
bridge loan program or any of the
financial programs offered
through the South Dakota Depart-
ment of Agriculture, contact Terri
LaBrie, finance administrator, at
605-773-5436 or http://sdda.sd.gov.
For information on FSA’s farm
loan programs, contact your local
FSA office or
FSA, SDDA together on bridge loans
Holistic management workshop to be held
The South Dakota Grasslands
Coalition, Corson County Conser-
vation District, Tatanka RC&D,
and the Natural Resources Con-
servation Service are proud to or-
ganize a 3 day workshop on
Holistic Resource Management. It
will be held Tuesday, September
24 through Thursday, September
26 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each
day at the McIntosh City Hall in
McIntosh, South Dakota.
This workshop is being pre-
sented by Joshua Dukart, a land
and livestock manager from Bis-
marck, ND. He is a Certified Ed-
ucator of Holistic Management
who speaks and teaches regularly
throughout the United States and
Canada. With his current ranch-
ing activities and diverse experi-
ences teaching and consulting, he
will share real-life examples of Ho-
listic Management in action.
Holistic Management is a new
management approach helping
people improve their quality of
life, generate wealth and manage
their resources. It’s a process of
goal setting, decision making and
monitoring that people throughout
the world are using to restore vi-
tality to their ranches, businesses,
communities, and the natural re-
sources we all depend on.
This workshop is highly recom-
mended for producers by past par-
ticipants. Kayla Anderson,
Lemmon, SD who attended this
workshop said, “It really made us
think more outside the box of how
we run our operation. We learned
that there really is no wrong way
of doing things and to be more
proactive with our thinking ahead
instead of being reactive to possi-
ble outcomes to situations.”
The cost of the workshop is $200
which includes textbook, work-
book, lunch and breaks. Each
ranch may bring an additional
participant at a cost of $100.
Class size is limited to 30 people,
so call now to pre-register. To pre-
register or for more details, call
Tatanka RC&D at 605-244-5222
Ext 3.
PG-13 • 129 min.
August 23 - 26
7:30 p.m. nightly
surround sound
Lemmon 374-5107
Page 4 • The Bison Courier • Thursday,August 22, 2013
Tufty adopts "Dee's House" as
special project at Prairie Village
By Elisa Sand
Ten years after it was moved to
Prairie Village near Madison,
Dee's House is finally being
cleaned out and organized for vis-
Built around 1914, the house lo-
cated south of the Junius Church
was the childhood home of Dee
Habeger, wife of Joe Habeger, one
of the Prairie village founders. Vis-
itors who walk inside the building
this year will see some changes
made possible through the volun-
teer efforts of Betty Ann Tufty,
who has taken it upon herself to
collect furnishings for the house
and get things cleaned up.
Tufty has been on the grounds
the past few years welcoming vis-
itors who pass through the house
and relaying the history of the
building and some of the artifacts
inside, but her vision for the space
includes much more. It's a space
where Tufty hopes to display a se-
lection of Tupperware items that
she has sold over the past 50
"I always said I was going to
have my display at Prairie Vil-
lage," she said.
Just this summer, Tufty has
been cleaning inside the building
and adding furniture. Volunteers
were recently at Prairie Village
and offered to clean the windows
and Prairie Village Auxiliary
member Marilyn Barger found
some curtains at Four Seasons,
which now hang in the windows.
Kathy and Doug Erickson have
been working on painting the
The home is filled with numer-
ous family memorabilia, including
several paintings completed by
Dee Habeger, which are on display
in various places around the
Tufty said little things within
the house have a story, including
the fireplace, which isn't original
to the structure but held a special
meaning for Dee and Joe Habeger.
"They were married in front of
the fireplace." Tufty said
Because Dee wasn't Catholic,
the couple weren't married in a
traditional church. Instead, they
were married in the home of a
local priest in front of friends and
family who gathered for the occa-
Tufty said her vision for the
house is to give visitors a snapshot
of Dee's House as it would have
been while she was growing up - of
a family that wasn't rich but was
doing well financially. The project
has resulted in some sleepless
nights, but she said the project is
coming together.
"My dream is coming true," she
Reprinted from the 2012 50th
Anniversary Edition of the Prairie
Village Steam Threshing Jam-
Rosebud News.......By Tiss Treib
Tiss Treib made a trip to Lem-
mon Monday. She called on
Shirley Harris before returning
Albert and Bridget Keller and
boys called on Tiss Treib Monday
afternoon. Other visitors included
Mandy Anderson, Dorena, Katie
and Christopher Wiechmann and
Esther Johnson.
Tiss Treib made a trip to Lem-
mon Wednesday afternoon.
Diana Owens of Glen Ullin, ND
was a Sunday morning visitor of
Tiss Treib.
LaVonne Foss and Shirley John-
son went to dinner together at
Summerville Sunday.
Monday the Keller’s went to
Tiss Treib’s in the afternoon to
pick up fruit.
Wednesday, Tabbi Mauri was an
evening guest of the Keller’s.
Friday, the Keller’s traveled to
Bismarck for Bridget's guard drill.
It was family day on Saturday so
they could watch them build
bridge. They returned home late
Sunday evening.
Troy Meink and family returned
to their home in Virginia Tuesday.
Keith and Bev Hoffman traveled
to Gleynden, MN Wednesday to
spend time with Paul and Har-
mony Tally and girls. They re-
turned home Sunday.
Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to
Duluth, MN Tuesday to attend the
MSA Shiners Convention. They re-
turned home Sunday.
Matt and Christi Miller were
Sunday supper guests of Jim and
Patsy Miller.
Tuesday morning, John and
Shirley Johnson stopped at
Thelma Sandgren’s. Brady and
Blair Ham checked cows and
stopped in for a pop break.
John and Shirley Johnson called
on Thelma Sandgren Wednesday
and John got his hair cut.
Friday, Nan Nash, Lorraine
Kaitfors and Thelma Sandgren
joined Gladys Merwin to help her
celebrate her birthday. Later
Thelma picked up Gladys Vliem
from the Nursing home and
Gladys treated Thelma to pie and
Friday evening Thelma Sand-
gren headed for the Indian Creek
Lutheran church to join the family
for the Friday evening service to
honor Beryl Veal. It was a very
nice family gathering.
Saturday morning, Thelma
Sandgren’s doorbell rang and
Thelma looked out to see the West-
ern Horizon’s care center activity
bus which had taken some of the
residents out for a ride. Henry
Isdal got to see his place for the
first time since he was hospital-
ized – what a thrill for him just to
see if all once again. Gladys Vliem
was also on the bus and that is
why they stopped at Thelma’s. Lu-
cille Doerr was another passenger.
They also stopped at Tiss Treib’s
and saw all the prairie dogs.
Saturday afternoon, Thelma
Sandgren attended a bridal
shower for her granddaughter,
Leslie Sandgren. It was different
and very interesting.
Saturday evening Thelma Sand-
gren attended worship at Rose-
Sunday morning, Thelma Sand-
gren attended breakfast at the fair
and Cowboy Church at 10 am.
Thelma then visited James and
Marcie Sandgren, then home.
Later in the afternoon, she deliv-
ered her news to Tiss and at-
tended bible study at the home of
Lester and Sharon Longwood in
the evening.
Saturday evening, August 24th
Rosebud Worship at 7:00 pm fol-
lowed by coffee hour and a ladies
aide meeting.
Meadow News
By Tiss Treib
Judy Lewis of Sturgis spent the
weekend with Art and Marilyn
Jim Sanders and Pat Ellis
played scrabble with Bernie Rose
all day Sunday.
Fred and Bev Schopp visited at
the home of Ken and Rita Becker
at Bucyrus.
Fred and Bev Schopp attended
the Perkins County Fair supper
and rodeo in Bison Saturday
evening. Carolyn Petik visited
with Irene Young on Monday af-
ternoon. They also visited Norman
and Harold Kvale and several oth-
ers at the Nursing Home.
Tuesday evening Jerry Petik
had a meeting in Lemmon and
Carolyn Petik visited Irene Young.
Darla and Reva Barnes were
Friday afternoon guests at Car-
olyn and Jerry's.
Sunday afternoon Jerry and
Carolyn visited with Irene Young
and then visited at the Nursing
Home. They were also brief callers
at Ed and Phyllis Schmidt's.
Kavan and Lisa Donohue were
Sunday evening visitors at Petik's.
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
Saturday evening service at Indian Creek - 5:00 p.m. • Rosebud - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday morning services at American - 8:30 a.m. • Grand River Lutheran
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 -9:30 a.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Reva • Worship Service - 9:00 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.
Read Micah 6:1-8
Micah 6:8 What does the Lord require of you but to do justify, to
love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
Recently, while out working in our yard, I noticed a man walking
his dog past our house. Normally I wouldn't have looked twice.
But the dog's owner had taken the leash, put it in a figure-eight
configuration and placed it firmly in the dog's mouth.
I know it is against the law in our town to walk a dog without a
leash. This clever dog owner had found a loophole-- the law didn't
stipulate that you actually had to hold the leash! The amazing
part was not the loophole, but that the dog was walking in obedi-
ent step with his owner, even though he could have bolted away to
chase a nearby cat.
Our walk with God needs to be like that. While God in His mercy
gives us a long leash and rarely gives us spiritual whiplash by
yanking on it, He doesn't delight in the struggle to keep us in line.
He delights when we walk in a surrendered way with Him.
When Israel whined to the prophet Micah about how hard they
thought it was to please God, He replied with a straight forward,
simple way to please Him. Being just and loving mercy while we
walk humbly with Him brings God great pleasure (Mic.6:8). You'll
know He is pleased when He doesn't have to hold your leash any-
All to Jesus I surrender,
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In his presence daily live.
Find true freedom by walking obediently with God
Pastors Perspective
Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
First Presbyterian Church
The Bison Courier • Thursday, August 22, 2013 • Page 5
Beryl R. Veal, 85, life-long
Meadow area rancher, passed
from this world into the arms of
his Heavenly Father on Tuesday,
August 13, 2013. A celebration of
his life took place on Saturday, Au-
gust 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at In-
dian Creek Lutheran Church with
Pastor Dana Lockhart officiating.
Serving as pall bearers were his
grandchildren: Brandon, Ryan
and Aaron Bourdon; Josh and
Jason Veal; Stephen and Christine
O’Neil. Special music was pro-
vided by Todd Buer and there was
congregational singing.
Beryl Ralph Veal was delivered
by Dr. Walker on September 7,
1927 in Bison, South Dakota to
Virgil and Christine (Schweitzer)
Veal. He was baptized into the
Catholic Church on February 12,
1928 in Glencross, South Dakota.
He lived the first six years of his
life on a ranch in Lone Tree Town-
ship in Perkins County with his
parents and younger sister,
Shirley. (Only 15 months younger,
Shirley adored her brother and
they remained close their entire
lives.) Grandma Christine said he
was always a determined and in-
dependent child and his first com-
plete sentence was, “I will do it
In 1932, Virgil began buying
land in Ada Township where the
family established the VTV
Ranch. This would be Beryl’s
home for the rest of his life and he
worked tirelessly alongside his
parents to build and expand the
operation. He became a full part-
ner in the ranch while still in high
school. There were constant chal-
lenges through the years as they
endured the harsh conditions of
the 1930s, the loss of the first
ranch house to fire and the long
hours and back-breaking work of
everyday ranch life.
Beryl began elementary school
at the Lone Tree School and after
they moved to the present ranch
site he attended Ada School, along
with his sister, Shirley. He at-
tended high school in Bison where
he worked for room and board at
the local grocery store.
When Beryl was 18 he achieved
his dream of becoming a pilot. He
had just soloed for the first time
when his life changed forever. He
was stricken with polio mellitus on
October 14, 1946. He was flown to
Rochester two days later where he
spent the next nearly two years re-
covering from the disease and
preparing for a life that was very
different from the one he had
planned. When he left the hospital
in the spring of 1948, his doctor
advised him to get a wheelchair
because he would never walk
After returning home, Beryl
continued to farm and ranch with
his parents, doing everything he
could from a wheelchair or on a
tractor. The polio had left him
with only one arm that was unaf-
fected and he learned to run a
hand clutch, hand brake and con-
trol a loader and other hydraulics,
all with one arm.
On July 24, 1948 Beryl and his
long-time girlfriend, Margaret
Nilsen, were married in the
Lutheran church in Lemmon.
They lived and worked together
with his parents on the ranch for
the next few years until once again
unforeseeable tragedy struck the
family. In February of 1952, Virgil
passed away after a short battle
with cancer and at the young age
of 46.
Devastated by the loss of his
dad, Beryl, with his wife and
mother at his side, continued to
run the ranch. They constantly
worked at improving the ranch
and increasing production.
He loved the land and farmed it
with great pride in caring for the
soil and preserving it for future
generations. Beryl never felt he
needed a written contract. He al-
ways kept his word and he ex-
pected the same from those he
dealt with. He treated others as he
wanted to be treated.
Beryl kept accurate and exten-
sive accounting records of the
business, all by hand in a ledger
book. He could look back through
“the book” and find any informa-
tion that was needed, usually in a
fairly short amount of time!
Beryl found his true partner in
life when he met Margie in 1944.
They traveled through life for 65
years together working side by
side to care for God’s land, His an-
imals and raising a family. Life
took them down many paths build-
ing a strong faith and foundation
of unconditional love for each
Beryl and Margie were blessed
with three children: Colleen
Marie, born in 1951; Gregory
Scott, who joined the group in
1955; and Kandi Kae completed
the family in 1961. He was an ex-
cellent role model for his children,
grandchildren and great-grand-
children. He taught by example as
he lived a life of determination
and self-sufficiency in spite of any
hardships or set-backs. Beryl was
a man of great honesty and trust -
traits which he also passed on to
the next generations.
After his marriage in 1948,
Beryl began attending church at
Indian Creek Lutheran and he
and his mother eventually left the
Catholic Church to become mem-
bers there. He served for many
years on the Chance Cemetery
Board, the church council and was
a supervisor on the Ada Township
With his leadership, the VTV
Ranch was awarded the Perkins
County Conservation District Tree
Award and a few years later, the
Soil Conservation Award. Recently
the ranch received recognition as
Master Lamb Producers.
Beryl loved to travel the rustic
roads and see new places. He also
enjoyed visiting and truly never
met a stranger. He constantly
strived to see the best in everyone.
He took every opportunity to learn
from those around him and
wanted to know your life story. Al-
ways curious about understanding
new technology, he enjoyed having
an i-Pad and keeping up with fam-
ily and friends on Facebook.
Beryl first learned to cook dur-
ing his days in the sheep camp.
Cornbread was his specialty. He
enjoyed the community of a full
table of people eating together and
sharing conversation. Along with
cooking, he loved to eat (especially
Margie’s pickles) and had an im-
mense curiosity for new food expe-
A man of great faith, he loved
the Lord and he loved life. He was
grateful for every day he was
given on earth. Beryl was a faith-
ful and loving husband, father,
grandfather, great-grandfather,
son, brother, neighbor and friend.
He passed from this world with his
family by his side at the West
River Regional Medical Center in
Hettinger, North Dakota, on Tues-
day, August 13 at the age of 85
years, 11 months and 7 days.
Left to mourn his passing are
his wife of 65 years, Margaret of
Meadow, SD; his children and
their families: Colleen and hus-
band Jerry Bourdon, Circle Pines,
MN; Brandon and his son, Chance
Bourdon, of Rosemont, MN; Ryan
Bourdon and Brittney Nelson-
Cheeseman of St. Paul, MN and
Aaron and Stephanie Bourdon of
Chaska, MN; Greg and his wife,
Marsha, of Meadow; Josh and
Amy Veal and their children Cait-
lyn, Mason and Peyton of Warsaw,
Poland; Jason Veal and Amy
Lukken of Madison, WI; Kandi
and her husband Dan O’Neil of
Saukville, WI; Stephen and Mary-
Beth Fischer of Fredonia, WI;
Christine O’Neil, Saukville, WI;
his only sister, Shirley Veal, who is
currently living with her daughter
in Ridgeview, SD; one niece, Diane
(Jim) Fried of Ridgeview.
Waiting for Beryl at heaven’s
gate were his parents, Virgil and
Christine, who preceded him in
A memorial has been estab-
lished to the West River Regional
Medical Center in Hettinger, ND.
Condolences may be sent
through our website at www.evan-
Beryl R. Veal
Page 6 • The Bison Courier • Thursday,August 22, 2013
By Robert Drown,
Natural Resource Specialist
Fire blight is showing up all
over in northwestern South
Dakota. It is a bacterial disease
caused by the bacterium Erwinia
amylovora that can kill branches
and whole plants of many mem-
bers of the rose family. It is espe-
cially destructive to apples, pears,
and crabapples. It can occur on
serviceberries, flowering quinces,
cotoneasters, hawthorns, quinces,
raspberries, mountain ash and etc.
The bacteria overwinter in
blighted branches and at the edge
of cankers. In spring, when tem-
peratures frequently reach 65 F,
masses of bacteria come out
through cracks and bark pores as
gummy bacterial ooze. Insects
such as aphids, ants, bees, beetles,
and flies are attracted to this ooze,
pick up the bacteria on their bod-
ies, and inadvertently carry the
bacteria to opening blossoms.
Warm, rainy springs are particu-
Tree Facts – Fire Blight in Trees and Shrubs
larly conducive to rapid spread of
the pathogen, resulting in blossom
blight. Blight of twig terminals
can occur in late May through
June during wind driven rain
events. Hail and wind damage
provide wounds that allow the
pathogen to enter at other times.
Hot summer weather generally
slows or stops the disease.
SYMPTOMS – Fire blight is
first noticed in the spring. In-
fected blossoms appear water-
soaked and wilt rapidly before
turning dark brown; this phase of
the disease is referred to as blos-
som blight. Leaves wilt, darken
and remain attached to the tree,
appearing fire-scorched. Twigs
darken and branch tips may bend
over forming a “shepherd’s crook
and may exude creamy ooze. In-
fected fruits exude ooze, gradually
dry and remain attached to the
branch. Severe infections include
cankers on branches and stems
that are dark, discolored, slightly
sunken, with narrow callus ridges.
Droplets of bacterial ooze may ap-
pear on the canker.
CONTROL - There is no cure for
fire blight. However, planting re-
sistant varieties, pruning off in-
fected plant parts, and chemical
sprays can be done. Using resist-
ant varieties is the most effective
prevention method. Spraying
chemicals is not recommended for
homeowners because of chemical
availability, potential phytoxicity
and the critical timing of sprays
but it is done with limited effec-
tiveness at commercial nurseries
and orchards.
Pruning can be done to remove
cankers. If cankers are less than
50 percent around a large stem,
cut through bark to the wood 1 to
2 inches outside the canker mar-
gin, scrape away all infected bark
and treat exposed wounds with a
70 percent alcohol solution. The
entire branch should be removed if
a canker extends around more
than 50 percent of the stem. Re-
move all blighted twigs and
cankered branches. Prune twigs
and branches 8 to 12 inches below
the edge of visible infection. After
each cut, sterilize all tools by dip-
ping in household bleach. Winter
pruning is best because the poten-
tial for spreading fire blight is
lower. To decrease the chance of
new infections, promptly remove
all infected branches from the site
and destroy.
Coppicing or cutting down the
entire shrub or hedge to within 6
inches of the ground can totally re-
generate it disease free. No chem-
icals need to be used. It is best to
do this hard pruning during dor-
mancy. Clean up all the debris
from the pruning and monitor the
new growth. In the spring a luxu-
riant flush of growth will take
My sources for this news release
was the Colorado State University
Extension. If you would like more
information about “Fire Blight in
Trees and Shrubs,” call Bob Drown
at the Conservation Office at 605-
244-5222, Extension 4 or by e-mail
at robert.drown@sd.nacdnet.net.
If you have an informational press release, contact the
Bison Courier 244-7199 or courier@sdplains.com
Press releases are free of charge!
Fire blight infecting a hedge of cotoneaster in Bison, SD.
As 4-H continues to prepare
youth for the future, a new format
called "skill-a-thons" is being in-
corporated into local and state 4-
H contests. Skill-a-thons feature
several stations focused on differ-
ent topic areas and allow youth to
demonstrate their knowledge,
skills and abilities.
South Dakota 4-H Youth Pro-
gram Director Peter Nielson ex-
plains that there are two reasons
South Dakota is transitioning
many of its contests to the skill-a-
thon format. Foremost is the edu-
cational value they offer.
"Skill-a-thons give youth an oppor-
tunity to develop and display a
cross-section of knowledge as op-
posed to only ranking a class of
four objects."
For example, a livestock skill-a-
thon may feature stations with ac-
tivities related to animal
handling, nutrition, quality assur-
ance and genetics to give individ-
uals a broader industry
The second reason South
Dakota is transitioning to more
skill-a-thon formats is to mirror
similar contest changes on the na-
tional level. With these contests in
place in South Dakota, youth
teams at the senior level will be el-
igible to qualify and compete in
skill-a-thon competitions on the
national level.
The state horticulture contest
has already transitioned to the
skill-a-thon format. It now in-
cludes judging of horticulture
classes and reasons, combined
with plant identification and a
written test.
Last year, skill-a-thons in beef,
sheep and swine were also offered
for 4-H and FFA youth during the
South Dakota State Fair. This
year those contests will continue
and a goat skill-a-thon has been
added to the livestock offering.
The visual arts and photogra-
phy contests will be merged into
one skill-a-thon focused on visual
and technology components and
implemented in 2014.
Additionally, in static judging a
Consumer Decision Making con-
test will replace the family con-
sumer science judging contest for
the first time at the 2013 South
Dakota State Fair. Topics will in-
clude nutrition, clothing, textiles,
personal care, personal finance
and entertainment and leisure.
Senior contestants will also give
oral reasons.
Upcoming Skill-A-Thons
State Fair Skill-A-Thon Aug. 30 &
31: The South Dakota State Fair
will host four separate Skill-a-
thons: Beef, Sheep, Swine, and
new to 2013 Goat. Aug. 30 the
Swine Skill-a-thon will be from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT and Sheep
Skill-a-thon 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. CDT;
Aug. 31 will be the Beef Skill-a-
thon from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CDT
and the Goat Skill-a-thon will run
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. CDT. The
new Goat Skill-a-thon will expose
youth to both the meat and dairy
production sides of the goat proj-
State Fair Premier Exhibitor
Program: In addition to the Live-
stock Skill-a-thons at State Fair,
4-H youth, ages 11 to 18, that are
exhibiting beef, sheep, or swine
may enter the Premier Exhibitor
Participants in this contest will
practice their decision making and
communication skills by compet-
ing in four events: Industry Inter-
view, Skill-a-thon, Production and
Management Quiz, and Showman-
ship. A panel of judges, represent-
ing the South Dakota beef, sheep,
or swine industry, will ask a few
short questions during the indus-
try interview and score youth on
accuracy of their answers and
overall presentation skills. Con-
tact your local 4-H Youth Program
Advisor to register for Premier Ex-
Western Junior Show Skill-A-
Finally, the Western Junior
Show Oct. 9-12 in Rapid City will
be adding a Livestock Skill-a-thon
to its schedule for any youth to
For a full list of rules and sug-
gested study resources to help
youth prepare for the Livestock
Skill-a-thons this summer please
reference the South Dakota State
Fair 4-H Division Handbook. If
you have any other questions
about the Premier Exhibitor or
Skill-a-thons, contact SDSU Ex-
tension 4-H Youth Livestock Field
Specialist Megan Nielson,
Skill-a-thons showcase
4-H youth knowledge
The Bison Courier • Thursday, August 22, 2013 • Page 7
Monday, August 26
Soft shell taco
corn, salad bar
fruit & milk
Tuesday, August 27
Hot dog
baked beans
salad bar
fruit & milk
Wednesday, August 28
Turkey noodle casserole
salad bar
fruit, milk & w/g roll
Thursday, August 29
Hamburger w/bun
french fries
salad bar
fruit & milk
FCCLA officers make decisions for 2013 - 14 school year
Back row: Kayley Johnson, Sydney Arneson, Kimberly Peck. Front row: Madison Hulm, Kiana
Leadership, decisions and membership were part of their agenda as FCCLA officers arrived in the
FACS room at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 15. Planning a budget, choosing a theme for the year,
discussing chapter activities and organizing the new member meeting scheduled for Thursday,
August 29 at 6:15 p.m. were just a few of the specific tasks these officers completed before they
left at 5 p.m. that evening. Officers are looking forward to a year filled with fun chapter, school
and community activities.
Watch next weeks paper for
more Perkins County Fair
Page 8 • The Bison Courier • Thursday,August 22, 2013
Tracy Buer, Lauren Holder, Carrie Schalesky, Nicole Hafner,
Todd Buer, Kathy Hafner performing.
Tracy Buer, James Brixey and Todd Buer.
Talent show draws big crowd
The Bison Courier • Thursday, August 22, 2013 • Page 9
4-H special awards
The Beginner Round Robin Win-
ner is: Eli Harpster
The Junior Round Robin Winner
is: Jacob Schalesky
The Senior Round Robin Winner
is: Ethan Harpster
Beginner Most Outstanding
Foods: Everett Paul
Beginner Most Outstanding Hor-
ticulture: Everett Paul
Beginner Most Outstanding Vi-
sual Arts: Everett Paul
Beginner Most Outstanding Fam-
ily Resource: Everett Paul
Beginner Most Outstanding Ag
Related: Everett Paul
Beginner Most Outstanding
Photo: Taylor Fisher
Junior Most Outstanding Foods:
Macy Schiley
Junior Most Outstanding Horti-
culture: Iver Paul
Junior Most Outstanding Visual
Arts: Tie between Tayton Schofield
and Iver Paul
Junior Most Outstanding Family
Resource: Tayton Schofield
Junior Most Outstanding Display:
Susan Wilken
Junior Most Outstanding Ag Re-
lated project: Iver Paul
Junior Most Outstanding Photo:
Iver Paul
Junior Most Outstanding Poster:
Macy Schiley
Senior Most Outstanding Visual
Arts: Shaley Lensegrav
Senior Most Outstanding Family
Resource: Shaley Lensegrav
Senior Most Outstanding Display:
Ethan Harpster
Senior Most Outstanding Photo:
Anna Hatle
Creative Carrie Award: Anna
Most Outstanding Leather Proj-
ect: Kenneth Carmichael
Tracy Buer, Todd Buer, Brian and Lauren Holder. The Holders
are new Bison residence. Brian is the Music teacher at the
Bison School and Lauren is the Athletic Director.
Charlotte Johnson also performed at the Talent Show
Roni Voller is not afraid to get
in front of the crowd.
TW Schalesky having some
fun at the Talent Show.
Thank You Anna Hatle for the Talent Show photos.
Page 10 • The Bison Courier • Thursday,August 22, 2013
Perkins County Fair 4-H static exhibits
Name, Class
Karisa Carmichael: Senior;
Macro Display Exhibit, Blue; Por-
trait Display Exhibit, photo, Blue
Kenneth Carmichael: Senior;
Welding Display Exhibits, Barb-
wire lamp, Blue; Senior Welding
Display Exhibits, grill guard, Pur-
ple; Leather - Kit/Pattern, minia-
ture saddle, Purple
Ethan Harpster: Senior; Educa-
tional Display, Gun Safety Poster,
Anna Hatle: Senior; Architecture
Display Exhibit, Blue; Candid Dis-
play Exhibit, Purple; Architecture
Display Exhibit, Purple; Macro
Display Exhibit, Close up, Purple;
Landscape Display Exhibit, Pur-
Jacob Kolb: Senior Flowers or
Plants Display Exhibit,
flower/plant photo, Red
Stephanie Kolb: Senior; Flowers
or Plants Display Exhibit, photo,
Shaley Lensegrav: Senior; Paper
Original, Purple; Recycled and Re-
made Display Exhibit, Purple
Lenae McKinstry: Senior Flow-
ers or Plants Display Exhibit,
close-up of a flower, Purple;
Tourism or Promotion Display Ex-
hibit, Iwo Jima Memorial, Purple;
Candid Display Exhibit, Mya and
butterfly, Purple
Tricia Wilken: Senior; Educa-
tional Display, Blue
William Anderson: Junior;
Leather - Kit/Pattern, leather
work, Blue; Flowers or Plants Dis-
play Exhibit, Sunflower, Red
Kaeli Carmichael: Junior; Edu-
cational Display, Hair Bands,
Blue; Textiles - Original,Tye-dyed
T-shirt, Purple; White eggs Dis-
play Exhibit, Blue
Kyler Carmichael: Junior; Edu-
cational Display, fish/minnow
trap, Purple; Textiles - Original,
Ty-dyed T-shirt, Purple
Taylor Fisher: Junior; Flowers or
Plants Display Exhibit, Blue;
Macro Display Exhibit, Blue;
Children's Art Activities, Blue;
Macro Display Exhibit, Purple;
Landscape Display Exhibit, Pur-
ple; Selected Outfit, Purple; Ani-
mal & People Display Exhibit,
Red; Flowers or Plants Display
Exhibit, Red; Landscape Display
Exhibit, Red; Constructed Cloth-
ing: Accessory using fabric, Apron,
Purple; Children's Art Activities,
Kitties, Blue; Children's Art Activ-
ities, sunsets, White
Elijah Harpster: Junior; Brown
eggs Display Exhibit Blue; Educa-
tional Display, Bullying poster
Purple; Recycled and Remade
Display Exhibit, Paper flowers,
Julianna Kari: Junior; Chalk,
Carbon (Pencil) and Pigment -
Original, Chalk, Purple; Digitally
Enhanced Prints Display Exhibit,
Blue; Digitally Enhanced Prints
Display Exhibit, Purple; Molded
Cookies, Purple
Joshua McKinstry: Junior;
Macro Display Exhibit, Asics
spikes, Blue
Everett Paul: Junior; Brown eggs
Display Exhibit, Purple; Book Be-
ginner Beginner Level 2, Purple;
Wall Item for your Home Display
Exhibit, Bulletin Board, Purple;
Recycled and Remade Display Ex-
hibit, Decorative Book, Purple;
Pickles Food Exhibit; Fine Wool
(grades 64 hanks and higher):Fine
Wool Fleece, Purple; Wood - Origi-
nal, Landscape Timbers, Purple;
Photo Artistic Display Exhibit,
photograph, Purple; Wildlife or
Domestic Animals Display Ex-
hibit, photograph, Red; Landscape
Display Exhibit, photograph, Red
; Glass - Original, picture in a jar,
Blue; Summer Squash - Summer
Display Exhibit, Blue; Clay, Ce-
ramics, Modeling Compounds -
Original, Trivit, Purple
Iver Paul: Junior; Brown eggs
Display Exhibit, Purple; Junior
Junior (Second Year or Longer in
the Range Science Project), Book,
Purple; Drop Cookies, Purple; Re-
cycled and Remade Display Ex-
hibit, decorated book, Blue;
Pickles Food Exhibit, dill pickles,
Purple; Fine Wool (grades 64
hanks and higher), Fine Wool
Fleece, Purple; Wall Item for your
Home Display Exhibit, football
bulletin board, Purple; Glass -
Original, Jar with picture, Purple;
Landscape Display Exhibit, photo-
graph, Blue; Photo Artistic Dis-
play Exhibit, photograph, Purple;
Summer Squash - Summer Dis-
play Exhibit, Purple; Clay, Ceram-
ics, Modeling Compounds -
Original, Trivit, Purple; Wood -
Original, wood carving, Purple
Macy Schiley: Junior; Photo
Artistic Display Exhibit, Artistic
photo, Purple; Bread Machine
Bread or Rolls White bread, Pur-
ple; Brown eggs Display Exhibit,
Blue; Clay, Ceramics, Modeling
Compounds - Original, Ceramic
whiteboard, Purple; Constructed
Clothing: Sleepwear, Robe or
Swimwear, Blue; Handmade Jew-
elry - Kit/Pattern, Bracelet, Blue;
Handmade Jewelry - Kit/Pattern,
Bracelet, Purple; Recycled and Re-
made Display Exhibit, Cookie
sheet, Purple; Educational Poster,
Horse educational poster, Purple;
Paper - Kit/Pattern, Paper cards,
kit, Purple; Flowers or Plants Dis-
play Exhibit, Photo of flowers,
Blue; Portrait Display Exhibit,
Purple; Recycled Garment, recy-
cled dress, Blue; Selected Outfit, ,
Dryeann Schuelke: Junior; Ar-
chitecture Display Exhibit, Blue;
Clay, Ceramics, Modeling Com-
pounds - Original sculpture, Pur-
Tayton Schofield: Junior; Edu-
cational Poster, Blue; Wildlife or
Domestic Animals Display Ex-
hibit, 5x7 animal photo, Blue; Dig-
itally Enhanced Prints Display
Exhibit, 5x7 digitally enhanced
flags, Purple; Landscape Display
Exhibit, 8x10 framed landscape,
Blue; Plastic - Original, beadwork,
Blue; Color Wheel Display Ex-
hibit, Purple; Fiber - Original, cro-
cheted scarf, Purple; Drawn Image
Display Exhibit, Red; Plastic -
Original, Duct tape wallet, Purple;
Constructed Clothing: Accessory
using fabric,felted embellished
purse, Blue; Fiber - Original,
felted owl, Purple; Wall Item for
your Home Display Exhibit,
framed art, Blue; Decorative (Ac-
cessory) Grouping for the Home
Display Exhibit, remade book
deco, Blue; Recycled and Remade
Display Exhibit, memorial flow-
ers, Purple; Storage Item for a
Room in Your Home Display Ex-
hibit, Oatmeal can storage, pur-
ple; Textiles - Kit/Pattern, Owl
tote bag, Blue; Handmade Jewelry
- Original,pink & black necklace,
Purple; Constructed Fabric
Kitchen Accessory Display Ex-
hibit, pot holders, Blue; Recycled
and Remade Display Exhibit,
paper project, Purple; Cards for all
Occasions Display Exhibit, Set of
cards, Purple; Textiles - Original,
Tye-dyed tote bag, Purple; Con-
structed Clothing: Accessory using
fabric, Tye-dyed embellished head
band, Blue; Leather - Kit/Pattern,
tooled coin purse, Purple; Leather
- Original, tooled key ring, Purple;
Animal & People Display Exhibit,
Veteran 5x7 framed, Blue; Wall
Item for your Home Display Ex-
hibit, wall hanging, Blue
Lindsey Wilken: Junior; Flowers
or Plants Display Exhibit, Blue
Susan Wilken: Junior; Educa-
tional Display, Purple
Kaia Day : Beginner; Bars,
Brownies, Purple
Kenley Day: Beginner; A' is for
Art, fuse bead art, Purple; Bars,
Reece’s Bars, Purple
Tayton Schofield interview judging.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, August 22, 2013 • Page 11
Perkins County Fair
4-H livestock results
Poultry: Eli Harpster, Beginner
Showmanship, Purple ribbon, Pul-
let, Hen, Purple ribbon
Rabbits: Eli Harpster, Beginner
Showmanship, Meat, Purple rib-
bon; Beginner Showmanship, Mini
Lop, Purple ribbon; Senior Doe,
Mini Lop, Purple ribbon; Senior
Doe, Blue ribbon
Hogs: Ethan Harpster, Sr.
Showmanship, Grand; Gilt Cham-
pion, Purple Ribbon; Market Hog,
200-250 lbs., Purple Ribbon
Eli Harpster, Beginner Show-
manship, Grand; Gilt Champion,
Blue Ribbon; Market Hog, 200-250
lbs., Purple Ribbon, Blue Ribbon
Goats: Ethan Harpster, Sr.
Showmanship, Purple; Wether
Meat Goat, Blue Ribbon; Over All
Champion, Wether, Sr.
Jacob Schalesky, Jr. Showman-
ship, Purple; Jr. Doe, Purple;
Grand Female Jr. Reserve Cham-
pion; Meat Goat, Buckling. Purple;
Meat Goat, Jr. Doe, Purple; Meat
Goat, Yearling Doe, Purple; Over
All Champion, Buckling, Jr.; Over
All Champion, Jr. Doe, Reserve
Champion; Over All Champion,
Eli Harpster, Beginner Show-
manship, Purple; Doe, 2 years and
older, Purple; Grand Champion
Female Doe, Grand Champion;
Meat Goat, Wether, Purple; Over
All Champion, Wether, Beginner,
Grand Champion
Sheep: Jacob Schalesky, Show-
manship, Grand Champion; Pure-
bred Ram, Lamb Wool, Registered,
Purple ribbon; Purebred Yearling
Ram Wool, Registered, Blue;
Grand Champion Wool Ram, Year-
ling, 2 Entries, Grand/Reserve
Dairy Cattle: Jacob Schalesky,
Showmanship, Jr. Grand Cham-
pion; Heifer Calf, Purple Ribbon;
Grand Champion Dairy Female,
Grand Champion
Beef Cattle: Jacob Schalesky,
Showmanship, Jr. Grand Cham-
pion; Heifer Calf, Blue; Beef,
Champion English Female, Re-
serve Champion
Dryeann Schuelke, Showman-
ship, Beginner, Grand Champion;
Heifer Calf, Purple; Champion
English Female, Grand Champion
Juliana Kari, Ranchers Special,
Grand Champion
Macy Schiley, Yearling Heifer,
Blue; Market Beef, Purple
4-H Round Robin Winners: Sr.
Division; Ethan Harpster. Jr. Di-
vision; Jacob Schalesky. Beginner
Division; Eli Harpster. Above: Turtle Creek Angus
won the English Division
Heifer calf. Pictured are Ty
and Everett Dieter.
Open Class Feeder Calf was won by Bailie Beer and second was
Tia Baumberger, both of Corson county.
Page 12 • The Bison Courier • Thursday,August 22, 2013
2013 Perkins County Fair open class static results
Geraldine Howey won the
Perkins County Master Gardener
Sweepstakes Award of $25.00.
Blue- beets, cabbage, onions and
Black Beauty eggplant, Dill, knit-
ted cap, dish towel, paint by num-
ber, Red- pickling cucumbers,
carrots, potatoes, zucchini and
green beans; fresh arrangement;
Colbin Seidel won the youth
Perkins County Master Gardeners
Sweepstakes Award of $25.00 for
his slicing cucumbers Blue- Ten-
der Sweet carrots, Early Tender
green beans
Ruby VanDenBerg: Food
Preservation Award - Blue-
Crabapple jellies, Wild plum jelly,
angel food cake, white bread, pho-
tography- landscape - 2, people
Darlene Holec: Red- rhubarb
Blane Kari: blue- 5 pictures of
the Slim Buttes- top blue in Pho-
John Gupman: Blue-Photogra-
phy- landscape, animals , people
Red- Photography- animals , land-
scape, people
Lisa Harpster: Blue- Little
Marsel Peas, slicing cucumbers,
Pickling cucumbers, Boston pick-
ling cucumbers, Lake bush beans,
fresh arrangement, dill, skirt
Red- dill; brown eggs, Photogra-
phy landscape
Darlene Price: Blue- Pickling cu-
cumbers, tender green beans,
horseradish, dill, Drop cookies,
Fancy cookies, white bread, dinner
Red- Viking potatoes, green
Red- flower on two flower arrange-
Doris Kari: Blue- plastic fly swat-
Red- plastic canvas
Christi Ryen: Wool Award for
Wool vest -Blue- Broccoli, Hungar-
ian peppers, wool pants, wool tas-
seled coat, wool western blouse,
wool vest
Red- cabbage, Jalapeno peppers,
Hot Banana peppers.
Teddi Carlson: Blue- Yukon Gold
TW Schalesky: Red- hot peppers.
Food Preservation
Bev Heier: Flower Arrangement
Award - Blue- chokecherry syrup;
Miniature arrangement; sunflow-
ers, lillies, Hollyhocks; Red-
Nanking cherry jelly and
Chokecherry jelly, 3 stems of fresh
Red- Wild plum jelly
Gladys Jackson: Conservation
Award - Blue- people landscape,
Red- landscape, people, buildings
Kallie Kronberg: Blue-
Chokecherry jelly; potted plant
Karen Englehart: Blue-
Chokecherry jelly.
Ramona Brockel: Blue-
Chokecherry jelly.
Cammie Worthen: Blue- Mint
June Shinabarger: Red-
Chokecherry jelly.
Boe Hanson: Red- Chokecherry
jelly. Photography- Blue- animals,
Red- people
Amanda Schuchard: Blue- pick-
led beets
Mary Lee Drake: Best Quilt
Award - Best of Show Needlework
- Blue- Horse Hair pottery, Glazed
Gnome pedestal, Glazed sitting
elf,Glazed lying elf, glass bead
necklace, table runner, pieced De-
lectable Mountains
Pam Reder: Blue- table mat,
table runner
Red-table mat
Irene Strampher: Blue- afghan
Red- afghan
Arlis Seim: Blue- infant cap 2
Red- infant cap
Terry Hafner: Blue- Toboggan-
Best of Show
Carrie Schalesky: Blue- set of
Janelle Ryen: Blue- table runner,
Red- wool jacket, wool pants
Sydney Ellingson: Blue- pickles,
canned meat, tablecloth, water
Nicole Hafner: Blue- Acrylic
Painting- horses
Red- soft spread jam, canned fruit
Iver Paul: Red- green beans
Everett Paul: Blue- Photogra-
phy- landscape, animals
Red- green beans
Jennise Loughan: Photography-
Blue- animals
Reave Schuchard: Blue- brown
Kahlea Seidel: Blue- potatoes,
brown eggs Red- cucumbers
Gracee Veal: Blue- necklace
Tucker Ellingson: Wood sign
Pie contest: Adults 1st - Carrie
Schalesky 2nd & 3rd Marcie Kari
Youth 1st - Jenna Kari
Macy Schiley showing her yearling heifer.
Ethan Harpster with his prize winning Gilt
The Bison Courier • Thursday, August 22, 2013 • Page 13
Above left, Beau chapman fit-
ting his ewe.
Above right, Jacob Schalesky
with his winning Rams.
Lower right, Eli Harpster with
his chicken.
Lower left, Beau Chapman
with his first place Ram and
Jacob Schalesky with his sec-
ond place Ram.
Bison Courier
or courier@sdplains.com
Page 14 • The Bison Courier • Thursday,August 22, 2013
Meat goat partticipants were Jacob Schalesky, Eli Harpster
and Ethan Harpster.
All of Bev and Iver Heier’s grandchildren showed a goat at the fair, Jozi Schuchard, Will Mickel-
son, Jarett Schuchard, Reave Schuchard and Kiley Schuchard.
Will Mickelson, right, won the Dairy goat division, Talon Lund-
berg, center, received second and Jarett Schuchard received
The Bison Courier • Thursday, August 22, 2013 • Page 15
Gracee Veal made this cute
There was a good variety of vegetables.
Terry hafner mad this beautiful toboggan.
Everett Paul made this out-
standing yard ornament.
Geraldine Howey showed this Black Beauty eggplant.
Page 16 • The Bison Courier • Thursday,August 22, 2013
A qualified saddle bronc ride, Saturday evening.
Nina Loper, of Bison, made this Star quilt.
Connie Bootz, 0f Lemmon, made this quilt in green, gray and
The Prairie Doc Perspective
Coping with Rhubarb Pie
By Richard P. Holm M.D.
There are many reasons for un-
happiness in this world.
Just turn on the news and hear
all about it: there is disharmony,
killing, and wars driven by hatred
between families, tribes, gangs, re-
ligions, races, nations, and even
political parties. And think how
the economy is not so good, with
poverty seemingly more prevalent.
In every country there are people
who go to bed hungry. Natural dis-
asters abound, with fires, flooding,
and hurricanes.
And isn’t it true that each of us
are connected with a friend or
family member who is dealing
with divorce, alcohol, or abuse. All
this while our own aging process
marches on and death appears
everywhere around us...
At times like these wouldn’t it
be nice to have a piece of rhubarb
pie? Or, as Garrison Keilor on the
Prairie Home Companion also ad-
vises, maybe we could use a little
more ketchup?
This is not to say that we
shouldn’t fight against oppression
and injustice, but the prayer says
it all, “God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot
change, courage to change the
things I can, and wisdom to know
the difference.” The insight be-
tween the lines advises we should
learn to savor the good things in
Carrying it further, to combat
all that unhappiness, we need to
have a sense of humor. Indeed,
laughter has to be one of the best
ways to cope with the troubles all
of us have to face! Think how a
good laugh hangs with you long af-
terwards. It seems to go to a part
of our soul that says maybe things
aren’t so bad. Laughter gives us
the courage to find new sources of
hope. And most powerfully, laugh-
ter is one part of the human psy-
che that dissipates hate and
disharmony, and brings a crowd
together with a shared common
human experience.
During all that after-high-
school-training when I was strug-
gling to turn from a kid into an
adult, my dear ol’ Dad wrote me a
snail-mail letter of support every
week. Each note was signed off
with, “Don’t take yourself too seri-
I promise to try harder to do
that, Dad, and maybe have myself
a piece of Bee-Bop-Aroo-Bop
rhubarb pie.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, August 22, 2013 • Page 17
Macey Schiley interview judging.
Team ropers at Saturday
evenings rodeo.
Rylee Veal tried his luck at
mutton bustin.
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Rose Kooiman, Lodgepole, made this Star quilt. Cori Mackaben made this beautiful Star quilt that took the
people’s Choice Award.
A quilt made from Ladies han-
Quilt show is huge success
Perkins County
Regular Meeting
Date: August 13, 2013
Present: Commissioners Schweitzer,
Henderson, Besler, Foster, Finance Of-
ficer Chapman
Others present: Shane Penfield, Tracy
Buer, Rownea Gerbracht, Paul Han-
cock, Ed Gold, Monte Starkey, Geral-
dine Peck, Brenda Dahlstrom, Renita
VanVactor, Theora Carlson, press
Absent: Commissioner Ottman
Chairman Schweitzer called the meet-
ing to order at 10:03 a.m. The Pledge
of Allegiance was recited.
Approval of Agenda
Besler moved, Foster seconded to ap-
prove the agenda as presented, motion
Henderson moved, Foster seconded to
approve the minutes from the July 9th
Commission Meeting, motion carried.
Monthly Reports
•Finance Officers Account with the
Deputy Finance Officer - To the Hon-
orable Board of County Commissioners
Perkins County: I hereby submit the
following report of my examination of
the cash and cash items in the hands
of the Deputy Finance Officer of this
County as of July 31, 2013, Sylvia
Chapman, Finance Officer, Perkins
County. Total amount of deposits in
banks $15,980.99, total amount of ac-
tual cash $150.69; Insured Money
Market $1,938,208.05; Dakota Plains
Federal Credit Union membership fee
$10.04; Certificates of Deposit
$500,001.00; South Dakota FIT
$101,495.23; Total $2,555,846.00. The
total represents state, county, schools,
cities and township funds, which will
be transferred to each entity of govern-
ment after being apportioned.
•Sheriff ’s Fees in the amount of
$270.78 were reviewed.
•Register of Deed’s fees in the amount
of $3,088.85 were reviewed.
•Sheriff car logs were reviewed.
•Motor Vehicle fees for the month of
April were reviewed.
•Highway Superintendent Monthly
Maintenance & Project Report was re-
•Longevity increase of 10₵ per hour
will be realized for the following:
Duane Holtgard, August 1st, Tammy
Buer, August 5th, Jill Olson, August
Township Bonds
Foster moved, Besler seconded to ap-
prove the following township bonds:
Meadow Clerk, Sidney Clerk, motion
Lemmon Area Roadway Recon-
struction Phase I
Buer inquired as to whether the City
of Lemmon wants the county to grind
Railway Street with the new zipper.
There is a meeting in Lemmon on
Thursday and decision will be made at
that time. The Commission would like
to see the Highway Department pro-
ceed with grinding Theatre Rd if the
conditions are right and all parties are
in agreement.
Plat of Lot 2 Jahner Addition to
Perkins County
Besler moved, Henderson seconded to
approve Resolution 2013-7; roll call
vote: Henderson aye, Besler aye, Fos-
ter aye, Schweitzer aye, motion car-
Resolution 2013-7
Plat of Lot 2 Jahner Ad-
dition to Perkins County
“Be it resolved by Perkins
County Board of Commis-
sioners that the Plat of Lot 2
Jahner Addition to Perkins
County, located in
N1/2NW1/4, Section 26,
T23N, R16E, B.H.M.,
Perkins County, South
Dakota having been exam-
ined, is hereby approved in
accordance with the provi-
sions of SDCL, Chapter 11-3,
and any amendments
4-H Advisory Appointment
Henderson moved, Besler seconded to
appoint Ida Schmidt to the 4-H Advi-
sory Board, motion carried.
4-H Advisory Intern
Foster moved, Henderson seconded to
decline the offer of a support staff per-
son for the 4-H summer intern pro-
gram in 2014, motion carried.
Prairie Community Health Sub-
Lease Agreements
Besler moved, Foster seconded to au-
thorize Chairman Mike Schweitzer as
signatory on the sub-lease agreement
between the Prairie Community
Health and Perkins County Ambu-
lance doing business as Bison Ambu-
lance, motion carried.
Foster moved, Besler seconded to au-
thorize Chairman Mike Schweitzer as
signatory on the sub-lease agreement
between Prairie Community Health
and Perkins County Community
Health Nurse Office, motion carried.
Surplus Property Sale
Foster moved, Henderson seconded to
open bids on County-held surplus
property Lemmon Original Blk 7, S ½
of Lot 2 & all of Lot 3, City of Lemmon,
Perkins County, motion carried. One
bid was received from Kevin Love in
the amount of $300. This bid does not
meet the minimum bid requirements
of the Commission. Henderson
moved, Besler seconded to reject the
bid received from Kevin Love in the
amount of $300. Henderson moved,
Foster seconded to deed Lemmon Orig-
inal Blk 7, S ½ of Lot 2 & all of Lot 3,
City of Lemmon, Perkins County to the
City of Lemmon, motion carried.
Henderson moved, Besler seconded to
open the bids on Lemmon Original Blk
13, Lots 14 & 15, motion carried. Two
bids were received: Kevin Love -
$2,000 and Jim Stock - $5,500. These
bids do not meet the minimum bid re-
quirements of the Commission. Besler
moved, Henderson seconded to reject
all bids, roll call vote: Besler, aye, Fos-
ter nay, Henderson aye, Schweitzer
aye, motion carried.
Henderson moved, Besler seconded to
deed Lemmon Original Blk 13 Lots 14
& 15, City of Lemmon, Perkins County,
South Dakota to the City of Lemmon,
roll call vote: Foster nay, Henderson
aye, Besler aye, Schweitzer aye, mo-
tion carried.
GIS Presentation
Brenda Dahlstrom, GIS Workshop rep-
resentative, gave a presentation to
those present on what their GIS pro-
gram can do for Perkins County. Fol-
lowing the presentation the
Commission requested a cost proposal
with various layers.
Highway Superintendent
•Buer would like to consider a project
plan for the Bixby Road. Discussion
was held on continuing maintenance
on the road prior to an overlay.
•Discussion was held on the new zip-
per that has arrived for Perkins
County. Buer will be doing C-9 on the
east side of Bison and invited the Com-
missioners to check it out.
•Buer presented his budget to the
DOE Rownea Gerbracht
•The Commission received a report on
the recent Assessor’s Audit.
•Gerbracht reviewed the letter from
the State of South Dakota Bureau of
Information concerning the recent
Broadband Assessment. She is still
waiting for a report on the grant funds
available to assist the County in up-
grading their network. Personnel from
SD BIT also did an assessment on
Perkins County’s Cyber Security. A re-
port will be forthcoming.
•Gerbracht would like the Commis-
sion to consider allowing the offices a
credit card for Perkins County busi-
ness expenses. The Commission in-
structed her to research the credit card
Contingency Transfers
Foster moved, Besler seconded to
transfer the following amounts to the
following departments from the Con-
tingency Fund: Coroner Budget -
$1000; Fire Fighting - $1500; WIC -
$4000; Drug Education Fund -
$136.00; Emergency Management -
$30.00; motion carried.
Executive Session
Foster moved, Henderson seconded to
enter into executive session to discuss
personnel at 2:20 p.m., motion carried.
The board was declared out of execu-
tive session at 3:10 p.m.
Supervisor Appointment
Foster moved, Henderson seconded to
appoint the Finance Officer as super-
visor over the Custodian effective im-
mediately, motion carried.
The rest of the afternoon was spent on
budget. Schweitzer moved, Besler sec-
onded to publish the provisional
budget with the changes made today,
roll call vote: Foster nay, Henderson
aye, Besler aye, Schweitzer aye, mo-
tion carried.
The following claims were presented
and approved for payment: July pay-
roll: 75,163.56; IRS, fica, 4,660.18; SD
Retirement, retirement, 4,764.87;
Delta Dental, insurance, 1,117.70; Lin-
coln Mutual, insurance, 153.36; SDS-
DBF, insurance, 20,121.84; A&B
Business, supplies, 169.30; A+ Repair,
repairs, 379.70; Apex Court, ct report-
ing, 464.50; Audra Malcom, MI board,
134.13; Avera Queen, prof fees, 182.70;
D Beckman, Jr, chemical rebate,
1,245.60; Best Western, travel, 308.00;
Bison Courier, publishing/subscription,
369.86; Bison Food, supplies, 123.22;
Bison Grain, fuel, 32,832.00; Bison Im-
plement, repairs/suppl, 929.89; BL
Contracting, repairs, 13,529.28;
Michael Bliss, chemical rebate, 66.03;
Bluetarp Financial, supplies, 381.58;
Bob Barker Co, equipment, 106.93; T
Campbell, supplies, 137.00; Canyon
Lake Resort, travel, 217.00; CAVA,
subsidy, 1,425.00; Denise Cody, MI
board, 15.00; Connecting Point, main-
tenance, 1,700.00; Country Media,
publishing, 301.92; Current Connec-
tion, supplies/equip, 2,665.23; Dakota
Auto Parts, maintenance, 9.49; Dakota
Business, supplies, 59.09; Dakota
Farm Equipment, repairs, 162.17;
Dakota Feed, chemical, 152.20; Dako-
taland Autoglass, maintenance,
185.00; Door Security Products, main-
tenance, 220.00; Walworth Co Treas,
E911, 7,391.86; Family Pharmacy, jail
meds, 10.36; G&O Paper, supplies,
195.20; R Gerbracht, travel, 411.74;
Grand Electric, utilities/repairs,
2,344.12; Great Western Tire, mainte-
nance, 522.00; Grimms Pump Service,
supplies, 128.00; Haivala Law Firm, ct
appt atty, 98.40; Hamand Tire, main-
tenance, 20.00; W Henderson, travel,
239.72; R Hermann, chemical rebate,
801.08; HR Direct, supplies, 55.18;
John’s Repair, maintenance, 58.30;
KBJM, publishing, 136.50; Joan Kit-
telson, MI board, 15.00; K Klemann,
contract spraying, 605.00; J Kruger,
travel, 225.20; Lemmon EMT,
mileage/subsidy, 1,182.60; Lemmon
IGA, jail meals, 126.38; Lewis & Clark
BHS, MI physician, 160.00; Lewis
Drug Store, jail meds, 41.92; Lucy
Lewno, MI board, 150.46; Lodgepole
Creek Ranch, chemical rebate, 893.90;
Lyle Signs, supplies, 62.04; Matheson
Tri-Gas, repairs, 610.91; Matthew
Bender & Co, supplies, 43.49;
McLeod’s Printing, supplies, 267.54;
Meade County, jail board, 3,355.00; J
Muth, chemical rebate, 261.24; Neve’s
Uniforms & Equipment, suppl/equip,
880.96; NW Farm & Home, repairs,
7.99; W Palmer, chemical rebate,
131.49; Pennington Co DOE, registra-
tion, 100.00; Pennington Co Public De-
fender, MH ct appt atty, 128.00; S
Penfield, rent, 400.00; Pennington Co
Sheriff, prisoner transport, 375.00;
Pennington Co State’s Attorney, MH ct
appt atty, 215.00; Perkins Co Ambu-
lance, travel, 884.68; Pharmchem,
drug testing, 42.00; Pitney Bowes,
postage, 5,000.00; Pitney Bowes, main-
tenance, 410.31; Prairie Community
Health, blood testing, 130.00; Premier
Equipment, repairs, 281.20; Runnings,
repairs, 117.14; RZ Motors, mainte-
nance, 121.30; SBM, maintenance,
27.80; K Schumacher, mileage, 464.72;
SD Dept of Health, blood tests/CHN
qtr pymt, 1,720.00; SD DOT, repairs,
2,564.59; SD Human Services, patient
care, 600.00; Servall Uniform, sup-
plies, 63.92; Sheehan Mack, repairs,
111.55; Shepherd Reporting, MH ct re-
porting, 30.00; Shopko, jail meds,
38.88; Southside Welding, repairs,
154.69; State Radio Communication,
maintenance, 4,500.00; Town of Bison,
utilities, 185.92; US Merchant Sys-
tems, equipment, 191.00; Vanguard
Appraisals, maintenance, 7,773.00;
Verizon Wireless, utilities, 240.06;
VISA, travel/equip, 292.09; Walworth
Co Sheriff, jail board, 750.00; West
Group, lawbooks, 2,181.78; Western
Communication, repairs, 4,189.00;
Rodney Wise, mowing, 440.00; WR
Telephone, utilities, 1,098.04; Yankton
Co Sheriff, MH sheriff fees, 25.00.
Moved, seconded to adjourn the meet-
ing at 5:25 p.m., motion carried. The
next regular meeting of the Perkins
County Commission will be held on
Tuesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:00
a.m. at the Perkins County Commis-
sioners Room in Bison.
Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer
Mike Schweitzer, Chairman
[Published August 22, 2013 at a total
approximate cost of $127.36.]
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Boomer Babble –
Thoughts at Large
Micah Memories
By Doug Ortman
Well friends, as some of you
have been following our weekly
Boomer essays you have realized
the common theme of our articles
is from a Boomer perspective. In
my past several articles, I have
looked back with some fond and
some not so fond memories of my
days past. Today as I think about
what to write, I have realized that
either I’ve used up most of my
memories to write about or I’ve
just lost my memory. So today I
was looking through a family jour-
nal that we keep of the cute things
our kids have said or done while
growing up. It did jog some good
memories and I thought I would
share some of these with you.
Most of these are from six to eight
years ago from our youngest son
Micah, who is now ten years old.
Micah at age 3: “I’m going to buy
some chicken, do you want some?”
Sure, where are you going to buy
it? “At Menard’s, I can save big
money!” Micah on his first walkie-
talkie: “Ok, ten four…five…six…
seven.” Micah grabbing onto the
car door handle when my wife is
driving and saying “Hode on hor
your yice!” (Hold on for your life).
Kids have wisdom. On his first na-
ture hike he gets out of the car,
looks through his binoculars and
says: “Well… dere’s tees. (There’s
trees). The young do have a differ-
ent perspective on things. For ex-
ample, Micah explaining that he
had a busy day: “First we had to
move some stuff, then we had to
pick up some stuff, then we went
to church and then we peeled an
orange”. One day in the bath-
room, Micah explains that mom
says he is old enough to plug
things in by himself. He grabs a
night light lying on the counter
and turns on the faucet saying:
“First, I have to wash it!” One
bedtime he was thankful that the
angels protect us with their “as-
paragus,” meaning spears. Little
kids are observant. One day when
we were at Nordstrom’s Auto Sal-
vage, Micah says: “Some of these
cars look like ours!” Charles and
John have also mentioned that
fact. Kids’ sense of time can be a
little off. Micah to his sister: “You
have 15 minutes before I give you
a wedgie...1…2…3 time’s up!” The
wisdom of youth: “Dying is boring,
you just lay there with your eyes
closed and don’t do anything!” or
trying to get his sister to smell his
feet, “That’s how I get girls to
break up with me. It works almost
every time.” And finally, telling us
he saw evidence of rabbits in the
backyard. We ask what evidence?
“Two things, first there were
tracks going from the fence to the
shed. Second...I saw two rabbits.”
Good memories!
The Bison Courier • Thursday, August 22, 2013 • Page 21
[Published August 22, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $281.79.]
The real road
to health
By John Chicoine
Are you on a diet? Have you
been exercising? Are you trying to
eat the right foods? Have you no-
ticed that every week new re-
search comes out on something
concerning your health? Perhaps
you’re confused? Recently scien-
tists released research that dis-
closed that if a person is somewhat
overweight you’ll live longer than
people who are too thin or the
medically optimal weight. How-
ever a year or so ago, research by
scientists established that the
thinner you were, the longer you
would live. Extreme lean was
keen. Grossly underweight was
great. The sixties model Twiggy
was being considered for saint-
Research on food is all eschew.
For years chickens were humili-
ated because eggs were considered
the food of the devil. Looking at
an egg would cause cholesterol to
rise 20 points. Real butter was
blamed for clogging arteries worse
than the LA freeway at rush hour.
Now research discloses an egg a
day is actually beneficial for you
and rich in vitamin D. Real butter
is now considered better for you
than the artificial plastic laden
There are more diets around
than illegal’s crossing the border.
Everyday new diets arrive like the
Ding-a-Ling diet in which you only
eat Ding-a-Lings. It’s for ding-a-
lings. There’s the 50 Calorie diet,
the Neanderthal Diet and celebri-
ties that were fat but now are
skinny diets that are everywhere.
I personally like the sprinkle diet
in which you sprinkle your food
with some kind of pixie dust and
you magically lose weight.
If you exercise, research isn’t
helpful. For years research dis-
closed running was good. Now, re-
search stresses running doesn’t
work as well as walking. There’s
gismo’s galore on cable programs
that research (who’s I’m not sure)
divulges 10 minutes of a certain
machine or a shaky jiggle belt
around the waist is all you need to
be eternally thin. No diet, no
sweat. On the opposite side
there’s an insane guy doing insane
workouts that promises rock hard
bodies in 30 days, if it doesn’t kill
So it’s no wonder that people are
confused and demoralized in the
health world today. Exercise facil-
ities are loaded after January 1st
as people swear they’re going to
get into shape. By March, those
gyms are desolate, lonely shells.
So I’ve decided to start a new
health and workout franchise.
There will be an all you can eat
diet. I will guarantee you can gain
weight or your money back. No
strenuous exercise necessary. In
fact, each facility will have
couches, video games, TV’s but no
remotes so a person will have to
get off the couch to change the
channel. I’ve done some market
research on this. Everyone I’ve
talked to thought they would join.
I’m going to be rich.
Watch next weeks Bison Courier for more
Perkins County Fair coverage.
Judging by the weather, you’d
swear we were living in Oregon or
Washington. We received ¾ of an
inch of rain this week and had fog
almost every day. I’ve been writing
the foggy days down so we’ll know
when to expect that three or four
day blizzard in October. I drove to
Pierre Sunday afternoon for an
Executive Board meeting early
Monday and I’ve never seen the
prairie this green and lush in Au-
gust. It looks almost like Ireland!
Sen. John Thune held a Town
Hall meeting in Lemmon Monday
afternoon at the theater before a
nice sized crowd. Sen. Thune said
in order to get our economy back
on track Congress needs to repeal
ObamaCare, get government
spending under control, and re-
form the tax code. Questions and
comments from the audience fo-
cused on getting rid of Oba-
maCare, reducing the $17 trillion
national debt, remedies for federal
land issues, and stopping the fed-
eral government’s intrusion into
our private lives.
We lost several folks from our
community this week. An old
neighbor of ours, 84-year-old Elvin
Boe, was killed in a two vehicle
crash just west of McIntosh last
Monday. We haven’t heard about
funeral arrangements.
Don Worm, 89, of Stevensville,
Montana passed away Thursday.
His funeral will be Tuesday at the
Whitesitt Funeral Home in
Samuel Drolc, 90, died Friday at
his home in Belle Fourche and his
services will be Tuesday at the
Christian Life Center in Belle.
Gary Welch, 65, from Ludlow,
died Friday at the Rapid City Re-
gional Hospital. His memorial
service will be Wednesday at the
Rec Center in Buffalo with burial
at the Limpert Family Cemetery
south of Buffalo.
Their families have our sympa-
Verona Vroman had hip replace-
ment surgery in Rapid City Fri-
day. Bill left a message on our
answering machine letting us
know that Verona’s surgery went
well and she should be dismissed
from the hospital soon.
Did you get to read Jan Swan
Wood’s August 7th article about
Bob Hanson in the Tri-State Live-
stock News? If you don’t get the
paper, here’s a link to read it on-
l i n e :
5-111/hanson-bob-horses-broke or
google “Bob Hanson Tri-State
Livestock News”. It’s an interest-
ing story about our local cowboy,
deputy sheriff, craftsman, and war
Most of the county fairs in this
area were this week. Thursday I
drove down to the Butte/Lawrence
County fair at Nisland. Butte
Electric and Grand Electric fed us
supper and Rep. Fred Romkema
and I helped the Republicans hand
out ice cream to almost 1,300 peo-
Reub and I went to Bison Friday
evening for the Perkins County
fair and Grand Electric fed us sup-
per again. Tracy and Todd Buer
provided music and entertainment
at the talent show after supper,
with the able assistance from their
sister Pam Anderson. Some pretty
talented people participated, mak-
ing this a very enjoyable evening.
Casey and the crew were up in the
first performance of the rodeo in
Bison on Saturday and then drove
over to Camp Crook for the Hard-
ing County fair rodeo on Sunday.
This weekend was Elaine Doll-
Dunn’s Leading Lady fashion
show and marathon in Spearfish.
For several years Stacy and Katie
Doll and Lanie and Bryce Olson
modeled at the fashion show, but
the Doll girls and Lanie couldn’t
make it this year, so Miss Bryce
went down on Saturday to repre-
sent the Grand River bunch at the
fashion show.
After listening to Sen. Thune dis-
cuss the dire straits our economy
is in I visited the national debt
website at www.usdebtclock.org
and now I’m REALLY worried. Ev-
idently the exploding deficit
doesn’t bother our president
though. After the president’s $100
million vacation to Africa in June
Obama and his family took yet an-
other expensive vacation to
Martha’s Vineyard last week.
While Congress is in the midst of
its own five-week break, people
are questioning why the president
is vacationing at the upscale Mas-
sachusetts community at a time
when automatic cuts to the federal
budget have left the Defense De-
partment and other agencies fur-
loughing employees. Rep. Chris
Stewart from Utah introduced a
resolution calling on Obama to
skip vacations until the White
House restored public tours that
have been mothballed as a result
of across-the-board federal cuts
known as sequestration, Pres.
Obama’s proposal that has caused
some mindless cuts that do noth-
ing to reduce the deficit. Pat John
sent me this story that illustrates
sequestration’s ridiculousness:
A guy stopped at a local gas sta-
tion, and after filling his tank, he
paid the bill and bought a Coke.
He stood by his car to drink his
cola and watched a couple of men
working along the roadside. One
man would dig a hole two or three
feet deep and then move on. The
other man came along behind him
and filled in the hole. While one
was digging a new hole, the other
was 25 feet behind filling in the
The men worked right past the
guy with the Coke and went on
down the road. "I can't stand this,"
said the man tossing the can into
a trash container and headed
down the road toward the men.
"Hold it, hold it," he said to the
men. "Can you tell me what's
going on here with all this digging
and refilling?"
"Well, we work for the govern-
ment and we're just doing our job,"
one of the men said.
"But one of you is digging a hole
and the other fills it up. You're not
accomplishing anything. Aren't
you wasting the taxpayers'
"You don't understand, mister,"
one of the men said, leaning on his
shovel and wiping his brow. "Nor-
mally there's three of us: Me,
Elmer and Leroy. I dig the hole,
Elmer sticks in the tree, and Leroy
here puts the dirt back.
You see with the government se-
questering, they are not buying
any more trees so Elmer's job's
been cut ... so now it's just me an'
Grand River Roundup ............................................................... By Betty Olson
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For Sale: 1994 Jayco Pop-up
Camper totally contained, works
good, good condition $2500.00 or
best offer. Call 244-7799 for infor-
For Sale: 2004 Monte Carlo call
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FOR SALE: Alfalfa seed, grass
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ARE YOU A 45-79 Year Old
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While On Lipitor? If you used Lip-
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construction technicians in Mo-
bridge and Pierre to do surveying,
material testing, and inspection.
Voc Tech degree or related experi-
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or any SD Dept of Labor and Reg-
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STORE Manager/Assistant Man-
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day-to-day management of c-store
(ordering, scheduling, employee
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Please call Deb @ 701-223-0154.
Looking for an EXPERIENCED
willing to be a part of a team and
play a role in management.
Knowledge in plant nutrition, crop
protection and precision Ag is
needed. Call Colby at 605-772-
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PANY at Rolette ND is seeking a
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sales of $15 million. Successful
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for a part-time maintenance posi-
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housing facility located in Bison,
SD. A job description can be
picked up on Mondays or Thurs-
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Heights. Resumes must be sent to
BH&RC, PO Box 186, Bison, SD
57620. For more information, call
244-5473. Homestead Heights is
an equal opportunity employer."
Thank you to everyone who came
to my 60th birthday party. All the
cards, phone calls and well wishes
were greatly appreciated, looking
forward to many more.
Don McKinstry, Jr.
We wish to thank the Meadow and
Glad Valley Fire Departments for
coming to our baling fire. You do
good work.
Marilyn & Jens Hansen
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