Bison Courier, August 30, 2012

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Volume 30 Number 11 August 30, 2012
Includes Tax
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
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Students are headed back to school
On September 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm, there will be a public meeting at the Elbert Bentley Memorial Building to discuss the adoption of a comprehensive plan for Perkins County. You might ask, what is a comprehensive plan? How does it affect us? Is this something that we really want in our county? Simply put, a comprehensive plan is a “road map” of sorts that will help guide the future development of our community. This plan would look at our community’s long-range vision and allow Perkins County citizens to have an active role in determining the future development of Perkins County. It will help to ensure the protection of Perkins County property owner’s interests, and en-
County Commissioners host comprehensive planning hearing
hance the quality of life in Perkins County. A comprehensive plan involves an inventory or “background” of existing land uses, housing and economics, and objectives over a specific period of time, and a “plan map”. A plan map projects where the community would like to see itself in this specific period. Overall, a comprehensive plan used with limited zoning ordinances can help to preserve Perkins County’s agricultural heritage. Please join the Perkins County Commissioners, Perkins County Employees and the Black Hills Council of Local Governments at this public meeting on September 6th to learn more about what a Comprehensive Plan has to offer to Perkins County citizens.
School bus safety
Rylee veal departs the bus, headed for Kindergarten and a fun day.
School is finally back in session, and for twenty-three million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. The greatest risk for these children is not riding the bus, but when they are approaching or leaving the bus. Both children and adults must know and follow traffic safety rules designed to keep them safe. Children should arrive at their bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. When the bus approaches, stand at least three giant steps or six feet away from the street or curb. Do not cross the road or enter the bus until the driver says or signals that it is okay. Never walk behind the bus or along side the bus where the bus driver is
Russian orphan reunited with the “Crazy American”
Thirty-four years ago, a tiny baby was abandoned in a dumpster in St. Petersburg, Russia. his name was Alex Krutov. In 1992, Pastor Loyd Veal, of Bison, SD, went to Russia, sent by the prayers and donations of people in the Lemmon / Bison area. his travels and the lord’s leading brought him, with a group of others, to St. Petersburg, next door to orphanage #51. Alex was 14 at this time, and he decided to visit the “crazy Americans” who had moved in next door to his orphanage home. He really bonded with one of the men, Loyd. When Loyd had to leave, Alex felt abandoned, again. He knew he would never see Loyd again. However, the Lord’s hand was upon him, and through the ministry of many people whom God brought into his young life, Alex came to know and receive the good news of his Heavenly Father, who had promised to “never leave him or forsake him”. As he grew and matured, the Lord began to lay it on Alex’s heart to minister to the many orphans of Russia, who, somewhere around the age of 17, are released from the state institutions, and, once again abandoned to the streets. Many of these young people enter into a life of crime, or even commit suicide. Thus, the “Harbor” ministry was birthed, to reach out to these young people. Early this spring, Pastor Loyd Veal and his wife Gloria, were given a copy of a book, written by a Russian orphan, telling of the hand of God, which had brought Alex from a place of darkness to great hope, and whom, unknown to the Veals, their lives had touched in a special way 20 years earlier. With great surprise and joy, Pastor Veal recognized in the story the young boy from orphanage #51, who so many years before, had knocked on his apartment door. An e-mail address was in the back of the book, and a message was quickly on it’s way to Russia, telling Alex that Pastor
Veal wanted to make untrue his telling Alex that. “he knew he would never see Loyd again”. Within hours, Alex responded, and a long-distance reunion began to take place. Plans were soon made for a “real” reunion, and Alex, who is returning to the states this fall, will be coming to Bison. He will be delivering the Sunday morning message at the Baptist church on September 23rd and a community gathering is being planned for that evening at the Grand Electric social room, where Alex will share his life story and about the Harbor Ministry. Everyone is welcome to come and hear the story of a life touched by God, and of the continuing work of the Lord in russia. For more information, please contact Pastor Loyd Veal, 244-5974 or Pastor Phil Hahn 244-7246. Also please visit the Harbor website, www.theharborspb.org The book by Alex Krutov, Infinitely More, is available at amazon.com
not able to see you. Drivers must approach a school bus cautiously; prepare to stop when a slowing bus has its overhead yellow lights flashing, and always come to a complete stop at least 20 feet away from the bus when its overhead red lights are flashing. Be especially alert where children congregate near bus stops. South Dakota State Troopers ask you to help make this a safe year for our school children. Don't Wreck Your Life! Use caution near school bus stops, keep your eyes on the road, never drink and drive, and always wear your safety belt. Trooper Jody Moody South Dakota Highway Patrol Bison, SD
Welcome Back to School Sock Hop and Title I Annual Meeting for Pre-School, Head Start, Kdg6th Grade students and their parents will be Tuesday, September 4 from 5:00-6:30. Free sandwich supper at 5:00 in the school lunchroom with meeting and sock hop immediately following. Please
Highlights & Happenings
Perkins County Commission Meeting regular September meeting 9:00 a.m. The September meeting date is Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Perkins County Courthouse in Bison, SD. come!
The Bison Courier office will be closed Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. Please have all ad copy to the office by NOON on Friday, August 31, 2012 Thank You
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Wagon train from Ben Ash Monument to Coal Springs Threshing Bee
The Coal Springs Wagon/Trail Ride is pleased to announce the authorization of the ride from the Ben Ash Monument on SD Hwy 212 to the Coal Springs Threshing Site. The trail riders and teams will assemble on Monday morning. Those who wish may assemble on Sunday evening to get acquainted. The wagon train will leave the Ben Ash Monument Site at 12:00 noon on Monday, September 24th and the riders will transit for 5 days, September 24,25,26,27, and 28th arriving at the Coal Springs Threshing Site on the afternoon of Friday, September 28th to kick off the 14th Annual Coal Springs Antique Show and Threshing Bee. This year the Club is featuring horses, mules and oxen. All teamsters are invited to participate in a horse pull at the show (this depending on how many wish to participate). Vehicles will be moved either in the morning or later in the afternoon, depending on the heat of the day. Day 1: Gather at Ben Ash Monument site. Leave site at noon. Travel approximately 5 miles to Quentin Gerbracht’s where we will camp. Day 2: Travel approximately 12 miles to Haines Corrals near the Moreau River where we will camp. Day 3: Travel about 15 miles to Rabbit Creek where we will camp for the night. Day 4: Travel approximately 11 miles to Kermit Ogdahl’s to make camp. Day 5: Travel about 6 miles to the Coal Springs Antique Club Show grounds. Supper will be available at the show ground. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail, but please bring your buggy, wagon, stagecoach, horse, mule, donkey or oxen, or just your walking boots. The Coal Spring Wagon/Trail Riders fees are due with the application. The organization reserves the right to deny any and all applications not accompanied with payment. Please make checks payable to the Coal Springs Wagon Train. The cost is: $100 per wagon per family – (man, wife, kids) $50. to ride in wagon – non-related. $50. per horseback rider (Not to exceed $100. per family – includes children under the age of 18.) Cannot participate for whole trip $10. Per day per person. Each applicant gets a button and must sign a release form. Some entertainment will be provided along the way. General Rules of the Road Wagon master: Gerald Miles – whatever wagon master says goes! Be ready at 7:00 a.m. sharp to move vehicles or hit the trail depending on day’s temperature – no exceptions. Food service will be provided through a catering service traveling with the wagon train. There will be a charge for this service. Bus to move vehicles each day to the projected evening stop will be provided. Water for the animals will be provided. Toilets will be provided for the evening stops. Be aware of the terms of your application and release. Whatever garbage you pack in, you must pack out!!! Old and young livestock, as well as mares with colts, are not suitable for the ride. No stallions allowed. Be prepared to combat horse flies. A shoefly or rag under the chin works well. Wagons must carry 5 gallons of water with a lid and burlap bags for firefighting. If your wagon has air filled tires, bring several cans of fix a flat. Dogs are allowed if leashed and well behaved. Be prepared to travel in the rain. Your team must fit your wagon; your total load should not exceed 75% of your team’s weight. Be prepared for pulling up steep hills or banks. Ensure that your equipment fits yours animals correctly. Small mistakes make for sore animals. Participants are responsible for care of their animals and must bring their own veterinary supplies. A little salve goes a long way. No one will be issued a Trail Button without signing an application and release. If you plan to share a Trail Button with another person, that person is also required to register and sign a release. If you desire insurance, you must maintain your own at your own expense as the Coal Springs Wagon/Trail Ride does not provide coverage for riders or equipment. By signing the application and release, you are releasing the Coal Springs Wagon/Trail Ride and its volunteers, as well as the landowners, from any liability. Participants are not allowed to use motorized vehicles on the trail. Riders must supply their own equipment, animals, food for the trail and other necessities. No smoking will be allowed while the wagon train is in progress. Due to the grass and large open areas that could cause a fire danger. Riders shall be required to follow rules that will be determined and announced at the start of each day concerning time of start, smoking, noise, evening time limits, beverages, order of procession, trail to be ridden, and any other necessary restrictions that may be determined by the Trail Management. No stallions shall be allowed and all dogs must be contained in wagons or on a leash at all times. Failure to comply with Trail Ride rules will not be tolerated by the Trail Management, who shall be the only authority to make such decisions. Dismissal from the Trail Ride by Trail Ride Management shall result in forfeiture of any and all fees paid by applicant. APPLICATION AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY By making this application, the undersigned does hereby agree to the above terms and conditions. Applicants state and represent that they are experienced horse riders, or mule or horse wagon drivers, are familiar with the terrain of Western South Dakota, which includes washouts, creeks, rivers, hills and valleys, as well as plants and snakes that may constitute a danger to animals, people and equipment. Applicants do hereby agree to assume the risk of such terrain and possible dangers. In consideration of participation, for goods and services to be provided by Trail Management, applicants hereby release and hold harmless the Coal Springs Wagon Trail Ride, its committee members, Trail Management volunteers /help, and all land owners/lessees or agents, who have granted permission to travel over their land for any injury or damages, whether known or unknown, for all causes or defects that might occur on said Trail Ride. Applicants too hereby state that they have read and understand all terms of this application and releases as set forth herein. This document contains all of the terms of this Trail Ride, and shall constitute a contract between Applicant, Land Owners, agents, or lessees, Coal Springs Wagon Trail Ride Trial Management, and Trail volunteers. If applicant is under the age of 18, both minor and parent or legal guardian must sign this application and release. In such case said legal guardian and/or parent does hereby agree to hold Coal Springs Wagon Trail Ride, Land Owners, agents or lessees, employees, Trail Management, and Trail volunteers harmless for any claims of said minor(s) and to indemnify them for all claims that might be made by said minor(s) or his/her representatives, including attorney fees and costs of defenses. Thank you for your interest in the Coal Springs Wagon/Trail Ride. Any questions please call E.R. Penor (605-273-4237) for more information.
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Eight tips for taxpayers who receive an IRS notice
IRS summertime tax tip 2012-21
Receiving a notice from the Internal Revenue Service is no cause for alarm. Every year the IRS sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers. In the event one shows up in your mailbox, here are eight things you should know. 1. Don’t panic. Many of these letters can be dealt with very simply. 2. There are a number of reasons the IRS sends notices to taxpayers. The notice may request payment of taxes, notify you of a change to your account or request additional information. The notice you receive normally covers a very specific issue about your account or tax return. 3. Each letter and notice offers specific instructions on what you need to do to satisfy the inquiry. 4. If you receive a notice about a correction to your tax return, you should review the correspondence and compare it with the information on your return. 5. If you agree with the correction to your account, usually no reply is necessary unless a payment is due. 6. If you do not agree with the correction the IRS made, it is important that you respond as requested. Respond to the IRS in writing to explain why you disagree. Include any documents and information you wish the IRS to consider, along with the bottom tear-off portion of the notice. Mail the information to the IRS address shown in the lower left corner of the notice. Allow at least 30 days for a response from the IRS. 7. Most correspondence can be handled without calling or visiting an IRS office. However, if you have questions, call the telephone number in the upper right corner of the notice. When you call, have a copy of your tax return and the correspondence available. 8. Keep copies of any correspondence with your tax records. For more information about IRS notices and bills, see Publication 594, The IRS Collection Process. For information about penalties and interest charges, see Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax for Individuals. Both publications are available at IRS.gov or by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-8293676). To automatically receive IRS tax tips, visit IRS.gov, click on "News" and select "e-News Subscriptions."
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Tips for Avoiding Irritating Husbands
the lame “short version” of a problem. When it comes to details he thinks they should be saved for paying attention to, not for describing a problem. As much as I love sharing little details about a mild crisis, details are best saved for girlfriends who appreciate the best part of any good drama. 4. Start with the outcome. If the problem’s been resolved but he needs to know about it, it is best if I say it’s been resolved right away, otherwise he starts figuring out in his head what he has to do to remedy the problem. Prattling on about a cow-related issue only to find out that there’s nothing he has to do because I waited until the end to explain that it’s been resolved causes undue problem-analyzing. 5. Skip the drivel. He just wants to hear the boring facts of the situation, not a bunch of side plots and irrelevant information to the situation. 6. Keep it secret from him. He actually prefers this in certain in-
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, South Dakota.
What we can learn from Nitrate tests
With drought conditions affecting producers across South Dakota, use of the quick-nitrate tests and laboratory testing for nitrates has begun in earnest over much of the state. Bob Fanning, SDSU Extension Plant Pathology Field Specialist, summarized SDSU lab tests during the 2002 and 2006 drought years. Based on this data which Fanning says is an indication of nitrate accumulation by crop, he identifies several important points from the data, including: 1) All crops can be affected but not to the same degree. 2) Forage from harvested weeds can be quite high in nitrates 3) Warm season grass crops such as corn, sorghum, sudan, and millet are more likely to have high nitrates than cool season grasses 4) The ensiling process, which takes about 3 weeks, lowers nitrate problems Nitrate-N accumulation by drought stressed crop/forage, 2002 and 20061, South Dakota.
Crop /Forage Percent samtotal with samples ples >0.15% NO3-N (dry matter basis) potentially toxic or toxic % 106 56 39 35 29 11 9 5 1 1061
Weeds Corn
S o r g h u m -452 Sudan Millet 270 23
Small grain 1426 Soybean Silage2 Alfalfa-grass101 222
1Summary of sample analysis from drought years of 2002 and 2006 based on samples sent to Olsen Station Biochemistry Laboratories. 2 Type of silage was not indicated. SDSU Extension offers a nitrate quick test for standing forage only. If the quick-test indicates the presence of nitrates, laboratory analysis is highly recommended. Laboratory analysis can also be done on samples of standing forage if there is concern about the crop containing too much nitrate to use. Once a crop is harvested, laboratory analysis is the only way to test for nitrates, and highly recommended for forages and silages that tested positive with the quick nitrate test prior to harvest or are otherwise believed to be potentially toxic. Interested producers can take forage samples to the following Extension Regional Centers; Aberdeen, 605.626.2870, Lemmon, 605.374.4177, Mitchell, 605.995.7378, Pierre, 605.773.8120, Rapid City, 605.394.1722, Sioux Falls, 605.782.3290, Watertown, 605.882.5140 and Winner, 605.842.1267; and some county offices. Trained staff are located in all the Regional Extension Centers and will be available to conduct testing during regular business hours. For county offices, please call before you take samples to be tested to ensure that an individual who has been trained to do the testing is located in the office. More information, including a list of feed testing labs and how to incorporate high nitrate feeds into rations is available on http://igrow.org/livestock/drought/.
It’s been proven that spouses in a harmonious relationship make cohabitating much easier and more pleasant. Once a couple begins their life together, they start to understand what their spouse’s hot buttons are and his or her pet peeves. Building a repertoire of precautions helps avoid irritating each other. I’m pretty sure my husband’s list is three times longer, but here are some things I do to avoid being an annoying spouse. 1. Do a mood check. I just come out and ask, “So how’s your mood?” I do this frequently and randomly so he can’t predict when I’m going to tell him about a problem that will affect his day’s plans. This is the first step I take when I have bad news. It’s a useful technique whenever we’re out of water, livestock are out, or the worst news: the toilet’s plugged beyond my capabilities. 2. No Dumping. When he walks in the door I don’t immediately dump an unavoidable problem on him that needs manly skills or knowledge or bombard him with my squirrel-like chatter about an exciting project I saw on Pinterest that I want his help with. Purposely giving him some man cave time before trying to engage him in conversation gets a better reaction. 3. Brevity. My husband prefers
stances. Some information is best kept to myself but ONLY if a problem has been taken care of and there’s nothing he has to do about it. If everything has been handled and there’s nothing that he needs to know about it, I don’t tell him. Hearing about a predicament that he doesn’t have to resolve and that was taken care of differently than the way he would’ve done it, gets him keyed up. Instead I save my story for girlfriends who commend my efforts and give me the “gold star” that I enjoy getting for my achievements. 7. Lastly, cook up one of his man-food favorite dishes. This clever little trick diminishes bad news such as another fender-bender. (Note: if you decide to incorporate this tip, you don’t have to eat it. Not all man food is fit for female consumption). There’s a time and a place to be annoying and it’s not with my husband. I prefer to save it for nagging my kids.
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Best management practices for wheat production Ranch Rodeo targets cancer
The challenge of profitable wheat production involves a complex matrix of genetics, weather, farming practices, and business decisions. Historically, wheat producers have drawn upon information from many sources in order to produce a crop of wheat. But that has changed. SDSU Extension has released a wheat production handbook titled: iGrow Wheat: Best Management Practices for Wheat Production. "From genetics and seed selection to harvest, South Dakota State University has worked to create a single handbook on how to profitably produce wheat," said Barry Dunn, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council Endowed Dean of the SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. The handbook was designed to be the wheat producer's go-to resource, and is based on years of research and development. It was written by SDSU Extension specialists, field specialists, scientists and agronomic leaders; and was developed with the support of the South Dakota Wheat Commission. "This manual is unlike any other available. Within one book we've compiled all relevant production guidelines, data and research on growing wheat, so farmers have the information they need to make the best decisions possible when it comes to growing their crop," said David Clay, professor of soil science at South Dakota State University. Clay was the editor of the book, and also is one of more than 40 scientists who contributed to the manual. The first chapter of the book is titled: "Sustainable Production of 100-Bushel Wheat," and it sets the stage for how to achieve the production potential that is outlined in the following chapters. "At South Dakota State University, we believe that average yields of 100 bushels of wheat per acre is not only possible, but must be achieved to assure the food security of a growing global population," said Dunn. "By paying attention to details, using high quality seed, appropriate crop rotations, and the best management practices that are detailed in this book, producers can see dramatic increases in wheat production and profitability." Written by Scientists Edited by Producers Clay says wheat growers were actively involved in developing iGrow Wheat: Best Management Practices for Wheat Production. "We worked closely with wheat producers to identify the critical topics they wanted included in the book," Clay said. "The process was very inclusive. Each chapter underwent both a scientific review and a farmer review. If there was any information producers didn't clearly understand, we made edits." Within its 36 chapters, the manual covers a broad spectrum of topics; from Sustainable Production of 100 Bushel Wheat, Winter and Spring Wheat Growth Stages, and Cover Crops Following Wheat; to Nitrogen Management for Wheat Production, Field Scouting Basics and Record Keeping. "Farmers played a very active role in developing the book and its research," said Randy Englund, Executive Director of the South Dakota Wheat Commission. "Not only did wheat producers provide insight into the manual's design and edit the book, but much of the research conducted happens on their land." As they compiled research and data while developing each chapter, the team discovered a need for new research projects that continue to expand our understanding of this crop, says Gregg Carlson, SDSU professor of plant science. "Not only does a project like this bring together the best knowledge we have gathered into one location, but it simultaneously shows us areas where we need to do more research," Carlson said. Information from manual is available on iGrow.org, as new research and data is developed, the chapters will be updated. "The electronic version makes this manual a dynamic resource rather than a static one," Englund said. "Agriculture research isn't something you can do in a short time. So, it often takes years to get answers, this book is a culmination of all research conducted over several years - and will continue to expand with new data and research."
Cowboys and cowgirls throughout the region will round up with unique purpose for the 15th annual Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo to be held at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierre, SD on Saturday, September 22. Originating in 1998 as a team penning event to honor South Dakota rancher Dick Stirling and his courageous battle with cancer, this benevolent event has since evolved into a ranch rodeo drawing contestants from the tri-state area and showcasing time-honored ranching traditions all in the name of helping area families fight cancer. So far 80 families have benefited from over $25,000 raised. One of eight Stirling children, Carrie Kelly said, “The funds raised by this event go directly to families that are in the midst of the battle to assist with anything they have a need for, whether it is gas money for trips to the doctor, uninsured medical expenses, a special family outing or whatever the need may be. We just want to give a little because we understand that cancer can take so much." This year’s event has expanded to include calf branding, range doc-
Stirling family hits 15 year milestone in assisting families
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toring, a trailer relay race, and ranch bronc riding, stray gathering and wild cow milking. Plus a family chore time for kids will include grain hauling, gathering eggs, cow milking and mutton busting. There will also be an all-ages boot scramble and sack race, and new this year: a business person's boot scramble. Reflecting on the event’s success and future, matriarch Nancy Stirling Neuhauser said, “Reaching the 15 year mark has reiterated our family’s resolve to reach farther and raise more. Dick would be proud of what we’ve done, but would want us to keep on. Moving to a larger venue, extending our team target area, and offering more ways to get involved will hopefully compound our fundraising efforts and help even more families. Cancer is not going away any time soon, so we aren’t either.” The 50-team long go round will start at 10:00 a.m. A free-will donation barbeque and silent auction will run at 5:00 p.m. The top 10 teams are slated for the Calcutta short go action at 6:00 p.m. followed by a dance with music by Twice the Fun.
Everyone has times when they are sad or discouraged or grieving. There are some who think that when these times come we should just count our blessings and somehow that will magically take away the hurt or the sorrow. But we know that a magic cure does not work when our hearts are breaking. Throughout the scriptures we read many places where people were sorrowful, filled with hopeless feelings and lamenting what was happening to them. In the Psalms we read many times of the heartaches the writer suffered. Kings, prophets, priests and common people all had times when they expressed their deep sadness and hurt. When our Lord walked on this earth he experienced all the feelings and emotions that we do and that included heartache, hurt and grief. He wept at the tomb of Lazarus. He wept over the unbelief of those who were with him. Jesus experienced these times of despair and so knows when we are hurting or grieving. Jesus understands when our hearts are broken and our lives seem empty. Jesus grieves with us when we feel we can never laugh again. Jesus is the one who can understand what we feel and he understands so completely that he is always willing to take our hand and suffer with us. He is there to give us comfort and peace. In the face of what we are enduring he offers understanding and healing of our broken hearts. It is not a magic everything is wonderful” cure. It is a quiet “ acceptance of what we feel and a promise to walk with us through our sorrow and give us his comfort. I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. Psalm 30:1-2
Obituaries Matthew James Sandgren “Matt”
Matthew James Sandgren was born May 2, 1997 in Hettinger, North Dakota to James and Marci (Deuschle) Sandgren. He joined a sister, Kylee Bernice. Matthew’s first five years were filled with the blessing of living a carefree, everyday life. His childhood favorites included loving and caring for animals, Spiderman and the movie, “Toy Story”. At age five, Matthew was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. His fight continued for nearly ten years until August 23, 2012 when he passed away at home. Matt loved sports and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. He served as student manager for the Bison High School football team and was a member of the Bison High School golf team. Matthew especially loved hanging out with his friends. His impersonations were spot on and brought laughter to all. He enjoyed camping, boating, tubing, fishing and anything water-related. The Sandgren family ranch was a favorite place to ride horse and four-wheel. A milestone for Matt was becoming a licensed driver. He enjoyed attending his Freshman prom and other school related activities with classmates and friends. In his short life, Matthew impacted everyone he met with his sense of humor, quick wit, and caring, compassionate heart. Matt was selfless when it came to caring for others, even when he wasn’t feeling well himself. He drew people in with his sparkling smile
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A courageous and brave battle fought with cancer by Matthew James Sandgren peacefully ended on August 23, 2012. He was 15 years old and with his family at their home in Bison, South Dakota when he passed away. A celebration of Matthew's life will be Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bison School Gymnasium in Bison, SD. Rev. Florence Hoff will officiate and burial will follow at the Bison Cemetery. Visitations will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August, 27 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bison and one hour prior to the Funeral at the Gym on Tuesday morning. A Gathering of Family and Friends will take place at 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at the Presbyterian Church.
School Starts – Frost is Not Far
Now that garden season is drawing to a close with the advent of frost, it is time to think about the future. You can cut down your gardening expense next season by saving seed this season. It is easy to save seeds, especially lettuce, beans, peas, radish, Swiss chard, tomato, eggplant, squash, and pumpkin from the vegetable garden. All kinds of annual flowers such as zinnia, cosmos, bachelor button, marigold, and others can be saved. To do this, allow seeds to ripen fully. You can tell they are dry when the seed pods are brown and very dry, watch carefully, some plants burst their dry seed pods to self-seed for next season, most lettuce varieties do this. To harvest seeds of flowers, put the dried seed heads in a brown paper bag to dry. The seeds fall off, and stay in the bag, then all you do is plant in spring. Remember to label that paper bag! Place dried seeds in an airtight container (a small jar, a film canis-
ter, an empty plastic prescription container all work well). Don't forget to label the containers. Store the seeds for the winter in a cool dark place, such as the refrigerator; the freezer is even better, until planting them next season. Just a caution, make sure you are not saving seeds from a hybrid variety. The seed may be sterile or revert back to one or another of the varieties from which it was developed and may have no resemblance to what you thought you were saving. Heirloom, heritage or “common” seeds are best for seed saving After you’ve planted those fall bulbs and such this fall, remember to clean up all your garden tools for the season. After your garden tools have been cleaned and dried following a season in the dirt, mist them lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Then wipe them with a clean, dry cloth to keep them rustfree and ready for gardening next spring. WD40 or its generic counterpart also works for preventing rust and pitting of garden tools, it’s your choice.
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and genuine personality. Matthew developed a relationship with the Lord at an early age, and his faith continued to grow throughout the years. He leaned on the Lord during all the difficulties he faced and shared his faith openly. It was important to Matt that everyone he cared about knew Jesus as their Lord and Savior, because he wanted to meet them all again someday in Heaven. Matthew was a confirmed member of the Bison Presbyterian Church and belonged to the Youth Group. Privileged to have shared Matthew’s life are his parents, James and Marci Sandgren, and sister, Kylee, Bison, SD; grandmother, Thelma Sandgren, rural Lemmon, South Dakota; aunts and uncles, Mariette and Alton Cornella, Rapid City, South Dakota; Steve and Susan Sandgren, Lemmon, SD; Georgia Sandgren, Sturgis, South Dakota; Mark and Linda Sandgren, Golden, Colorado; Paulette and Carlie Ellison, Bison, SD; Rochelle and Ray Witte, Rapid City, SD; Wayne Stratmeyer, Rapid City, SD; and numerous cousins. Proceeding him in death were his grandparents, Leland (Pete) and Bernice Deuschle and Francis (Bud) Sandgren. Condolences to Matthew’s family can be sent through our website at www.funeralhomesofcaring .com.
The Rosary Service for Robert Wilbur, age 45, of Rapid City, South Dakota, will be held at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Bison, South Dakota. Fr. Tony Grossenburg will officiate and following a time of fellowship and refreshments, burial will follow in the Chance Cemetery south of Meadow, South Dakota. Robert passed away on Wednes-
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day evening, August 22, 2012 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Cleo Wilbur, Bison, SD; two daughters, Erica Wilbur and Melissa Wilbur, both of Rapid City, SD; two sisters, Donna Wilbur, Summerset, South Dakota and Janet Chattin, Chicago, Illinois; one brother, Michael Wilbur, in Wisconsin; and step-brother, Bryon Blank, St. Louis, Missouri. Robert was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dorothy Lewton.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
As summer, autumn, winter and the spring. ~William Browne
School is in full swing, where did the summer go? As usual when the school begins, the Garden Gate takes a vacation to give the local papers more room for school related activities/news. We hope you have had an excellent gardening season in spite of the drought and grasshoppers. As we travel about we have seen many wonderful gardens both vegetable variety and beautification variety. Congratulations on being great gardeners, whether you are a seasoned “oldie” or a newbie, keep up the good work and remember to start your plan for next year this winter when the cold winds blow! Until we meet again, Happy Gardening. There is no season such delight can bring
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
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 - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Worship Service - 9:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Worship Service -9:30 a.m.
Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
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.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
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Meet the people
Jody Moody
my Hugh Hefner! Something my grandparents have passed on to me.... My grandparents passed on traditional values to me and how to treat others as you would want to be treated. My favorite things... My kids, My job, Being an EMT, Country music, Horses, 4 wheeling, the internet. My favorite food is... Lasagna with garlic bread. Something I do every day...... Work, No, I pray to God for the things we are given each and every day. My favorite thing to do during a winter storm... Ride my snowmobile and then come home and watch a good movie. My favorite summer things... 4 wheeling in the Buttes. Someone who has influenced my life... My dad has influenced my life by giving me what he could no matter how little we had when I was growing up.My favorite season.... Spring Something everyone should get to do at least once... Travel the Great United States of America taking in all that it has to offer. Live life to the fullest no matter what the circumstance..
Cover crops do more than conserve moisture during drought
When we're in a drought, farmers don't think about planting cover crops, but they should consider it, says Kris Nichols, research soil microbiologist with the USDA Agriculture Research Service, Mandan, N.D. "Cover crops can be an important part of keeping moisture in the soil because they keep that soil covered," Nichols said. Below the soil's surface, Nichols says cover crops play a vital role in soil and plant health. "A green and growing cover feeds a whole web of soil organisms - much more than crop residue," Nichols said. She explains that most soil organisms are carbon-limited, making them dependent on plant material either directly or indirectly to obtain carbon. "In order to get that carbon, they have to trade something to the plant. Many times they are trading nutrients which they acquire from the soil, and in some cases, they also trade water," she said. She uses the function of mycorrhizal fungi as an example. "Mycorrhizae are a key group of organisms which are made up of fine threads and filaments called hythae. Because these threads are so much smaller than plant roots, they have access to more soil and the nutrients or water it contains," Nichols said. For farmers who have been using cover crops for a few years and have built up their soil ecology, she says these same organisms will help reduce the amount of stress their plants succumb to during a drought. "Many times during a drought, plants are not as much water stressed as they are nutrient stressed," she explains. "The way plants get nutrients from the soil to their roots is through water. In times of drought, plants will sometimes give off their own water supply to create a water fill around the roots so nutrients can travel." She explains that plants growing in soils rich with mycorrhizae can take advantage of the fungi to help them obtain nutrients from the soil. "The fungi can do this using much less water," she said. Nichols adds that soil rich with living organisms has a soil structure more conducive to water retention. "Organisms help form soil aggregates, which allow for better water absorption because there is more pore space between the soil for water as well as gas exchange," she said. Can I plant cover crops during a drought? Maintaining a soil ecology that promotes vigorous and sustainable crop production depends heavily on plant diversity, says Justin Fruechte, cover crop and forage specialist for Millborn Seeds, Brookings and North Sioux City, S.D. "Cover crops are the most important factor in determining the biological diversity of the soil and the microorganisms in the soil and each plant introduced to the soil supports a host of unique bacterium, insects and organisms," Fruechte said. To increase the overall beneficial soil organisms, Fruechte recommends implementing a diverse cover crop mixture. Although the state is in a drought, he says cover crops can still grow. "Most species have very fine seeds and require little moisture to germinate," he said. "When planting into dry soil, be sure to close the furrow tightly and that seed will wait for moisture."
Name: Jody Allen Moody Age: 40 years old Family: Samantha, Justin, Cassidy I enjoy....4 wheeling, Hunting, Fishing, Horseback riding, Flying. I live....on the west edge of Bison. I grew up.....in a small town in eastern South Dakota (Letcher). Occupation... State Trooper Something you wouldn’t expect from me... I am a pretty easy going person. I enjoy being in the great outdoors. Someone I admire... I admire
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High School sports participation achieves All-time high
Boosted by continued growth in several girls sports, participation in high school sports increased for the 23rd consecutive year in 201112, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Based on figures from the 51 NFHS-member state high school athletic/activity associations, which includes the District of Columbia, sports participation for the 2011-12 school year reached an all-time high of 7,692,520 participants – an increase of 24,565 from the previous year. “In this time of ever-increasing financial challenges in our nation’s high schools, we are greatly encouraged to know that participation in high school sports continues to rise,” said Bob Gardner, NFHS executive director. “With more than 55 percent of students enrolled in high schools participating in athletics, the value of these programs in an education-based setting continues to be significant.” An additional 33,984 girls participated in high school sports last year, making the all-time record total 3,207,533. This also marks the 23rd consecutive year for an increase in the number of female participants. Outdoor track and field (468,747), basketball (435,885) and volleyball (418,903) continued to be the top three participatory sports for girls, with volleyball up 9,571 participants from 2010-11. Soccer (370,975) surpassed fastpitch softball (367,023) as the fourth most-popular girls sport, up 9,419 from last year, while cross country (212,262), tennis (180,870), swimming and diving (160,456), competitive spirit squads (108,307) and lacrosse (74,993) completed the top 10. Along with soccer and volleyball, cross country, competitive spirit squads and lacrosse all had increased participation from 201011. While girls participation continued to climb, boys participation figures dipped for the first time since the 1992-93 school year, down 9,419 from last year’s number of 4,494,406 to 4,484,987. Seven of the top 10 boys sports registered drops in participation, with 11-player football (1,095,993), outdoor track and field (575,628), basketball (535,289), wrestling (272,149), tennis (159,800), golf (152,725) and swimming and diving (133,823) all down from last year. Baseball (474,219), soccer (411,757) and cross country (248,494) all had increases from the previous year, with soccer registering the largest increase of 13,406. Lacrosse, which ranks No. 11 in participation among boys sports, topped the 100,000 mark (100,641) with about 5,000 additional participants. Wrestling continued its rise in popularity among girls, with almost 1,000 additional participants up to 8,235. Participants by state stayed true to last year’s order, as Texas and California once again topped the list with 808,806 and 781,912, respectively, followed by New York (389,475), Illinois (346,896), Ohio (333,349), Pennsylvania (317,869), Michigan (308,080), New Jersey (259,219), Florida (257,282) and Minnesota (238,363). Twenty states registered increases in participation in 2011-12.
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What is it??
By Richard P. Holm MD Most of us so-called normal people travel through our lives trying to overcome our fears. Kids deal with monsters under the bed, lightning and thunder, the dark, bullies on the playground; teenagers deal with rejection by friends, asking for a date, dropping the ball, reporting bad grades to parents. As we mature the fears become more individual such as fear of heights, or snakes, or blood. Sometimes helpful, fear is there to protect children while crossing a busy street or teenagers wanting to drive a motorcycle too fast. Fear brings the feelings of stomach butterflies, sweaty palms, and racing heart, all a result of adrenalin internally injected into the blood stream enhancing survival in times of real danger, helping the individual ready herself for combat or escape. When a tiger is coming through the brush, this natural hormone diverts blood to the large muscles, brings out sweat, and dilates the pupils all in order to prepare for fight or flight.
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But when there is no tiger in a so-called civilized world, there can be more danger from the body’s reaction to fear itself, and all the consequences of that adrenalin surge. Take for example high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, and more. And isn’t it paradox that a person filled with fear and panic is often less able to avoid the very thing for which they are afraid. Take the nervous speaker who, without confidence, loses his convincing quality as the apprehension comes out in his voice or even paralyzes him. Sometimes it’s just as FDR said it: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” For those who are limited by fear, there are medicines and counsel, which can help. “No Fear” is not a basic truism; it’s just an advertisement, for fear can be a very normal and protective emotion. However it can also be very harmful, and then we need to be bold enough to seek help, and conquer fear rather than letting fear conquer us.
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Fifteen climate observing locations reported the driest June-July period on record, says Dennis Todey, SDSU State Climatologist. Seven locations had their warmest June-July on record. "The number of days above 100 degrees was exceptional in July," Todey said. "Yankton had 14 days of 100 degree heat." The average temperatures for the month were two to 10 degrees above average statewide. This intense heat has contributed to the drought, which has been designated as moderate to extreme across 92 percent of the state, according to the July 24 U.S. Drought Monitor. Sioux Falls was 8.3 degrees above average for July, with an average temperature of 81.3 degrees. Several locations were around six degrees above normal, including Watertown (6.1), Rapid City (6.2), Huron (6.6) and Pierre (5.9). No locations were below normal for the month.
Summertime heat and dryness continues to break records in South Dakota
Rainfall in July was scattered, as is typical for the summer season, says Todey. "Mobridge actually was above average for the month with a total of almost 3 inches, but Sioux Falls recorded only .24 inches, or 2.85 inches below average for July," Todey said. Watertown, Pierre and Huron also had less than an inch of rain. Rapid City was wetter during the last week, and ended up with a total of 1.82 inches for the month. Aberdeen came in at 2.70 inches as well. "The growing season in 2012 has been extremely warm and dry," said Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist. For the three-month period of May through July, 32 climate reporting locations were ranked in the top five warmest on record. Six of those were the warmest ever May through July periods, including such locations as Belle
Fourche, Martin, Philip and Pickstown. Most of the state's previous extreme hot summer seasons were recorded in the years 1934, 1977, 1988 and 2006. Although none of the climate observing locations experienced the driest May through July period, 22 were ranked in their top 10. Many of these overlap with the record hot southern region of South Dakota, including Pickstown, Gregory, Philip, Yankton and Centerville, according to early reports. Todey and Edwards say that the climate outlook for August does not show much relief from the drought in the near future. "There is a very high probability that warmer than average temperatures will continue through the month of August," Edwards said. "There is also an increased probability of below average rainfall in the southeastern part of the state."
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Cards begin season with win at Newell
Returning BHS football lettermen
Back row: Tyler Kari, Logan Hendrickson, John Hatle, Daniel Chapman, Wil Kolb, Drake Butsavage. Middle row: Tucker Watson-Veal, Ty Collins, Lane Kopren, Clayton Prelle, Reed Arneson, Michael Kopren. Front row: Yancy Buer and Seth Buer.
By Marsha Veal The Bison Cardinals opened their 2012 Football Season last Friday night with a decisive 26-6 win over the Newell Irrigators. Playing with heavy hearts, the team was determined to get a victory to honor their teammate, friend and student manager Matthew Sandgren, who lost his ten-year battle with cancer on Thursday. The Cards have dedicated their season to Matthew and are remembering him with a blue “M” on the back of their helmets. The game started with the Irrigators receiving a Wil Kolb kickoff, which Newell’s Will Orwick ran back for a touchdown. The PAT was unsuccessful leaving the Cards in an early 0-6 hole. Before the quarter ended the Bison boys evened the score on a 79-yard pass from Daniel Chapman to Kolb. The pass didn’t just give Bison 6 points; it also set a new school record! The Cards pulled ahead in the second quarter on another Chapman to Kolb connection. This time Kolb successfully converted the PAT kick attempt and the Cards went in at halftime up 13-6. In the second half the scoring went from the air to the ground. The Cards scored once more in the third quarter on a 4-yard run up the middle by Chapman. Again, Kolb converted the PAT and the Cardinals increased their lead to
20-6. The final scoring drive of the game ended in the fourth quarter on a 20-yard run by Seth Buer. The PAT was missed making the final score 26-6. Coach Beau Chapman felt his team started out slow but were “clicking better by the end.” Highlights of the game for Coach Chapman included the record-setting TD pass and an outstanding defensive performance from Lane Kopren. Although they have “stuff to work on,” Coach was happy with the team’s first time out. The Cardinals travel to Lemmon on Friday, August 31 to face the Cowboys at 7:00 p.m. Offensive Stats: Rushing: Chapman 17/114 yds.; Buer 12/36 yds.; Receiving: Kolb 4/111 yds.; Yancy Buer 2/23 yds.; Passing: Chapman 9/19 for 159 yds. Defensive Stats: Tackles: Kopren 7 solo, 20 assisted; Kolb 4 solo, 7 assisted; Ty Collins 4 solo, 3 assisted; Clayton Prelle 1 solo, 6 assisted; Sacks: Chapman and Kopren 1 each; Interceptions: Y. Buer 1; Fumbles: Chapman 1 recovered, 1 caused; Y. Buer 1 recovered; Kopren 1 caused. Special Teams Stats: Punt Returns: Kolb 2/28 yds.; Kickoff Returns: Y. Buer 1/11 yds.; Kopren 1/9 yds.; Punts: Kolb 5/127 yds.; Kickoffs: Kolb 5/173 yds. For complete game stats, go to www.MaxPreps.com.
BHS players dedicate the game to Matthew Sandgren. Photo by Kristen Seidel
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, August 30, 2012 • Page 9 Students get reacquainted after summer break
Wednesday, September 5 Goulash salad bar fruit, roll & milk
Tuesday, September 4 Hamburger w/bun salad bar fruit & milk
Thursday, September 6 Chicken fajita wrap salad bar fruit & milk
Welcome, Dr. Jennifer Sheffield Dr. Sheffield is a family medicine physician with a special interest in women’s health and dermatology. She will be seeing patients in the Hettinger Clinic starting Sept. 12; traveling to the Mott Clinic starting Oct. 2; and the New England Clinic starting Sept. 26 In the near future; Dr. Sheffield will travel to the Lemmon Clinic. To schedule an appointment with Dr Sheffield, call West River Health Services Clinics in Hettinger, Mott, New England and in the near future Lemmon.
Kindergarten students Jetta Hulm, Gracee Holzer and Colt Kopren check out the dinasaurs in the classroom.
Living with Diabetes How to Live with Diabetes presented by Barbara West certified diabetes educator in Classroom I on Mon., Sept. 10 from 2 - 4 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 567-6203. Audiologist, Dr. David Ness Dr. Ness is an audiologist. He will be seeing patients in the Hettinger Clinic every second Tues. of each month and his next appointment date is Sept. 11. Call 701-227-7920 to schedule an appointment.
Eye Center CLOSED for Training West River Eye Center will be closed for electronic health record (EHR) training on Sept. 5th, 6th & 7th. Thank you for your patience as we go through EHR training and transition.
Joshua Ranum, Internal Medicine Dr. Ranum will be seeing patients in the Hettinger Clinic Mon., Wed. & Fri.; traveling to the Lemmon Clinic on Tues. and Mott Clinic on Thurs.
Living with Diabetes Counting Carbohydrates presented by Linda Nudell certified diabetes educator in Classroom I on Mon., Sept. 24 from 2 - 4 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 567-6203. Eye Center CLOSED for EHR Transition West River Eye Center will be closed for electronic health record (EHR) training and transition on the afternoon of Sept. 25th. Thank you for your patience as we go through EHR training and transition.
Eye Center CLOSED for EHR Transition West River Eye Center will be closed for electronic health record (EHR) training and transition on the afternoon of Sept. 19th. Thank you for your patience as we go through EHR training and transition.
Maddie Hulm, Cohen Palmer, Abby Thompson, Jayda Seim, Emery Lensegrav are excited about being in the first grade.
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Pursuant to SDCL ch. 43-30A, notice is hereby given that a mineral interest in, on or under the following described lands in the County of Perkins, State of South Dakota, has lapsed, to-wit: Tract 2: Township 15 North, Range 16 East, B.H.M.: Sec. 34: W1/2NW1/4.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 7:00 p.m. Grand Electric Social Room
Bison Town Board
The names of the record owners of the mineral interest are BRISBINE C. ASH and RUTH J. ASH.
This NOTICE is given by NEAL ENGLEHART and KELVIN ENGLEHART, of 15098 S.D. Highway 73, Faith, South Dakota 57626, in order to succeed to the ownership of the mineral interest. BENNETT, MAIN & GUBBRUD, P.C. Attorneys for Englehart /s/Max Main Max Main 618 State Street Belle Fourche, SD 57717 605.892.2011
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Chairman Juell Chapman called the regular monthly meeting of the Bison Town Board to order on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Social Room at Grand Electric. Trustees Luke Clements, David Kopren, Matt Butsavage and Mike Lockert were present. Others present: Kelly Serr, Richard Seidel, Brad Seidel, Russ Peacock, employees Heath McKinstry and Beth Hulm, and Gladys Jackson, press. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL.
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Perkins County Commission will be holding a public hearing on the consideration of Comprehensive Planning and Zoning for Perkins County. The public is encouraged to attend the hearing on September 6, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Elbert Bentley Fair Building in Bison. Sylvia Chapman Perkins County Finance Officer
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That Board of County Commissioners of Perkins County, will meet in the Courthouse at Bison, South Dakota on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. for the purpose of considering the foregoing provisional Budget for the year 2013 and the various items, schedules, amounts and appropriations set forth therein and as many days thereafter as is deemed necessary until the final adoption of the budget. At such time any interested person may appear either in person or by a representative and will be given an opportunity for a full and complete discussion of all purposes, objections, items, schedules, appropriations, estimates, amounts and matters set forth and contained in the Provisional Budget. /s/ Sylvia Chapman Sylvia Chapman, Perkins County Finance Officer, Perkins County, Bison, South Dakota
EMERGENCY WATER SITUATION: The meeting opened with a discussion about the lack of water in Bison, as of noon today. PCRWS continues to search for a broken pipe. Bison’s water tower is empty and all mains are dry. Contingency plans were discussed in the event that there is still no water in the morning. SD WARN (Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network) was notified and offered to supply drinking water that night from Pierre; area towns offered tankers with water; area farmers/ranchers offered well water; the National Guard could be contacted for a tanker of water; Perkins County has a full tanker in the event of a fire; bottled water could be purchased from neighboring towns; and city wells could be tapped into;. R. and B. Seidel stopped briefly and offered to fill a tanker of non-potable water that residents could fill buckets from. They would bring it to town that night. Sheriff Serr, the county’s emergency manager, visited briefly to offer whatever assistance might be needed. 060-2012 – Butsavage moved, seconded by Kopren to have McKinstry prepare to get water from the Veal well to the airport water tower. Motion carried. (McKinstry left the meeting immediately to start the procedure but returned later to inform the board that he was unable to locate the proper equipment and help and that the project would be put off until morning.) DELEGATIONS: R. Peacock met with trustees to discuss improvements to his driveway. 061-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Lockert to approve Peacock’s request to extend his driveway to the edge of the city street, with the stipulation that, should the rightof-way ever need to be tore up, it would be the property owners’, not the town’s, responsibility to restore the driveway to pre-existing conditions. Carried. MINUTES: 062-2012 – Butsavage moved, seconded by Chapman to approve the minutes of the regular July 10 meeting. Carried. 063-2012 – Motion by Kopren, seconded by Clements to approve the minutes of the special July 25 meeting. Carried.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: KBM Engineering: Trustees were in receipt of an email, dated Aug. 8, from Engineer Allan Page regarding DENR’s review of plans and specifications for the proposed storm sewer project. DENR has some concerns. They will not fund any part of the project that is on private property, including composting areas; and, buildings on the land earmarked for a holding pond would need approval from the State Historical Preservation Society and must be checked for asbestos. Lockert suggested a meeting with DENR, Page and Denise Livingston, Technical Assistance Provider. Hulm was instructed to arrange that meeting. Legal matters: Removal of Uke from city property – still no word from Attorney Bogue. Coleman Avenue: Bogue has spoken with State’s Attorney Shane Penfield regarding ownership/maintenance of Coleman Ave. The street was deeded to the county by a former resident. The attorneys suggested that a formal letter be written to the Perkins County Commission requesting a cost-share for maintenance. Trustees would be willing to pursue a Community Access Grant next year (60/40) if the county would agree to cost-share the balance. An engineering estimate from KBM, Grand Forks, is $243,616. Hulm was instructed to write a letter to the county board, assisted by Lockert. Garage on city property: Upon the advice of Attorney Bogue, Hulm has mailed certified letters to both Earl and Sharon Siefken regarding the garage that they bought from the city. That garage was to have been removed by November 1, 2011, which has not happened. Eide Bailly Audit: Trustees have reviewed the financial statements for 2010 and 2011, as prepared by Eide Bailly, Aberdeen, and have no comments. The audit was approved by the South Dakota Dept. of Legislative Audits, per a letter dated July 11, 2012. Supplemental Appropriations Ordinance (first reading): 066-2012 Lockert moved, seconded by Chapman to approve the first reading of a supplemental appropriations ordinance for 2012, moving $100,000 from General Fund surplus to Streets and $20,000 to the Airport fund. Carried. The second reading will take place during the regular Sept. 10 meeting of the Bison Town Board. Engineering of lagoon/sewer system: Hulm announced that a small community planning grant was approved by South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources for an engineering report of Bison’s lagoon/sewer system. The town will be reimbursed 80% ($4,800) of the costs associated with the engineering study. NEW BUSINESS Airport Master Plan draft: Airport committeemen Chapman and Lockert took copies of KLJ Engineering’s master plan draft to review before the Sept. meeting. They’ll share any comments with the full board at that time. Auto Supplement: 067-2012 Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to auto supplement grant dollars for project #3-46-0003-2010 to the airport fund. Carried. Credit card machine: Butsavage introduced the idea of putting a credit card machine at Bison Bar. Other
on file at City Hall. In addition, there was discussion about gravel and chip seal by Perkins County on West Carr Street. Trustees opted not to tear up any existing pavement but, instead, to chip seal over it. Drainage issues and possible easements were considered a priority before chip sealing.
trustees were not interested. Security Cameras: Chapman’s Electronics and West River Cooperative Telephone Co. have been contacted to furnish quotes for multiple security cameras for Bison Bar. Museum Door: 068-2012 – Kopren moved, seconded by Lockert to accept a $649 quote from JB & Sons Remodel for an exit door on the northeast corner of the museum. Carried. Employee Handbook updates: 0692012 – Lockert moved to correct the employee health insurance policy, 6.5.1 in the handbook, to reflect the current $500 cap. Upon further discussion, he withdrew his motion in favor of all trustees reviewing the entire handbook and to suggest changes as necessary in September. Restricted Accounts: 070-2012 – Kopren moved, seconded by Butsavage to move $8,220.56 from General Fund Christmas street lighting to a new restricted account designated for that purpose. Carried. 071-2012 – Kopren moved, seconded by Lockert to establish a capital improvement restricted account for the purpose of constructing a new office building for City Hall and to move the first $10,000 from General Fund surplus to that fund. Carried. Liquor Audit: 072-2012 – Lockert moved, seconded by Kopren to approve and to publish the Jan. – June liquor store audit as presented by Hulm. Carried.
NEXT MEETINGS: Job interviews on Thursday, Aug. 16, beginning at 6:00; regular meeting on Monday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. ATTEST: Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer APPROVED: Juell Chapman, Chairman Town of Bison
[Published August 30, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $103.00.]
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 6:00 p.m. City Hall
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL Chairman Juell Chapman called a special meeting of the Bison Town Board to order on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. Trustees David Kopren, Luke Clements, Mike Lockert and Matt Butsavage were present. Others present were two candidates for Bison Bar manager and Finance Officer Beth Hulm. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL.
CORRESPONDENCE: Chapman shared a letter from SDDOT Dept. of Aeronautics, in which they requested updated photos of Bison Airport. OPEN FORUM: None REVIEW BAR MANAGER APPLICATIONS/PAY SCALE: Trustees reviewed applications for the bar manager position, discussed salary options and instructed Hulm to schedule interviews for Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
The meeting began with a discussion concerning salary and job particulars for the bar manager position. At 6:30 p.m., the first applicant was interviewed; at 7:30 p.m., the second applicant was interviewed. The five trustees voted their preference by secret ballot, counted by the finance officer.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT: 0642012 - Lockert moved, seconded by Kopren to move $10,000 from the liquor fund to the sewer fund to cover shortfalls. Carried. 065-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Chapman to approve the July Financial Statement, as presented. Carried. STATUS REPORT: Trustees reviewed McKinstry’s written status report with him. The complete report is
CLAIMS: The following claims were presented and approved for payment. July payroll by dept –; Fin. Admin., $811.84; Streets, $1,466.79; Airport, $338.79; Parks & Rec, $1,521.36; Library, $534.82; Econ. Devel., $29.73; Liquor, $7,086.58; Water, $717.27; Sewer, $1,123.06; Solid Waste, $1,615.92. Total FICA, $3,163.98. Health Ins, $802.98, SDRS, $773.74, Supp. Retirement, $35. A-1 Sewer/Drain, prof. fees, $780; A&B Business, supp, $94.01; Banyon Data Sys., prof. fees, $195; Bison Courier, publishing, $437.42; Bison Food, supp, $63.47; Bison Grain Co., fuel/gas/repairs, $926.91; Bison Library, travel, $100; M. Butsavage, travel, $133.20; Coca Cola, supp, $130.60; Dakota Feed, supp, $448.42; DPFCU, postage, supplies, $453.96; Dept. of Revenue, sales tax, $1,819.79; Fink Dirtmoving, prof fees, $8,659.48; Frito, supp, $30.16; G&O, supp, $39.80; Grand Elec., util/repairs, $2,229.15; Hettinger Candy, supp, 970.90; Interstate Eng., prof. fees, $1,000; Jerome Bev, beer, $1,910; Johnson Bros., liq/beer, $1,148.47; J. Chapman, travel, $17.89; KBM, prof. fees, $5,545.66; L. Hanson, supp, $80.94; MTI Dist, repairs/maint, $173.84; Newman Traffic Signs, supp, $541.78; NW Bev, beer, $3,857.25; NW Pipe, repairs/maint, $130.18; Pepsi, supp, $411.40; PCRWS, water, $8,525.40; Perkins County Sheriff, prof fees, $3,000; Republic, liq, $1,445.06; S&S, supp, $1,539.95; Servall, prof fees, $167.70; WRCTC, util, $249.87; ADJOURNMENT: Chairman Chapman adjourned the meeting at midnight.
Next Meeting: A special noon hour meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 29; the next regular meeting is Monday, Sept. 10 at 7:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT Chairman Chapman adjourned the meeting at 9:00 p.m.
074-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to advertise in The Bison Courier for part-time bartender(s). The position is for varied hours. Applications may be picked up at City Hall.
073-2012 – Chapman moved, seconded by Clements to hire Kelli Nelson to be the new manager at Bison Bar, effective Sept. 1, 2012 for $33,000 plus 3% of annual net profits, to be prorated for the remaining four months of the year and to set her work week at no less than 50 hours. Carried. Nelson was invited back to the meeting where she verbally accepted the position and terms.
ATTEST: Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer APPROVED: Juell Chapman, Chairman Town of Bison
[Published August 30, 2012at a total approximate cost of $22.10.]
[Published August 30, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $11.92.]
Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were put on furniture to keep the air cool.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, August 30, 2012 • Page 11 Rosebud News
By Tiss Treib
[Published August 30, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $120.13.]
Brady and Blair Ham stopped to visit Thelma Sandgren Monday. Tuesday morning Gary Johnson was a brief caller at Thelma Sandgren’s. Later, Richard Miller stopped to service the oxygen tank. Wednesday, Steve Sandgren came out and Thelma accompanied him to Bison where they had a nice visit with Matthew Sandgren. Thursday, Thelma Sandgren went to the Shadehill Lake to spend some time with Steve’s girls who are all home. Steve came later in the day to tell Thelma that Matthew had passed away. They then went to Bison to be with the family. Friday Thelma Sandgren, Leola Witt, Nan Nash, Ann Weaver helped Gladys Merwin celebrate her birthday with lunch. Thelma Sandgren traveled to Lemmon Friday afternoon and she accompanied Lennice Parker out for ice cream. John and Shirley Johnson were Friday evening guests of Thelma Sandgren. Saturday, Al Treib stopped in to visit Thelma Sandgren. Mark and Linda Sandgren of Colorado arrived and Sharon Longwood brought over some rolls from Carrie Stadheim. Sunday after church, Linda Sandgren went to Lemmon and Mark Sandgren went to Bison to visit family. Shirley Harris called on Tiss Treib at the Esther’s apartment in Lemmon Thursday. Thursday afternoon, Shirley Harris’s classmate coffee clatch met with Shirley Harris, Lennice Parker and Barb Westphal. Isaac and Ethan Anderson were Sunday and Monday overnight guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Tim and JoAnne Seim traveled to Belle Fourche Sunday to see their new grandbaby Jacob T. and visited with Justin and Jo Seim and Jo’s parents, John and Ann Turtle of Derbyshire, England who arrived Tuesday and are visiting for a few weeks. Last Saturday morning guests of Nolan and Linda Seim were Norman and Dolly Seim. Mandy Anderson, Greta and Ella were a Saturday lunch guest of Nolan Seim. Jim and Patsy Miller and Christi Miller were Saturday afternoon guests of Nolan and Linda Seim. Larry and Sarah Dreiske, Spencer and McKenna were Saturday guests of Nolan and Linda Seim and family. Sunday, Nolan and Linda Seim, Jasmine and Logan were dinner guests of Chris Block and visited with Adam, Darci and Liam Block of Rochester, MN. Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip to Bismarck Tuesday. Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to continued on page 12
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continued from page 11 Lemmon Thursday. Jim and Patsy Miller visited with Jim and Angie Spenny Thursday afternoon. Jim and Patsy Miller played pinochle at the Senior Center in Hettinger Thursday evening. Matt and Christi Miller spent the weekend with Jim and Patsy Miller and they canned garden produce. Bridget and Lil Albert Keller traveled to Faith Monday to watch Duane and Dawn Harris sell steers. Lil Albert Keller spent the weekend with Duane and Dawn Harris and Bridget traveled to Bismarck for Guard Drill. Donny Meink of Crofton, NE arrived last Monday and spent through the following Monday with Helen Meink.
Saturday • September 1 State Fair Sunday • September 2 State Fair Monday • September 3 State Fair Saturday • September 8 Lemmon Jr Livestock show Sunday • September 9 Grandparents Day Friday • September 7 Football home w/Harding County 7 p.m. Tail Gate Party Thursday • September 13 Public Library 1 p.m. VB home w/Tiospaye Topa 5 p.m. PCRWS meeting 6:45 p.m. Friday • September 14 CFEL State meeting Thursday • September 20 Public Library 1 p.m. Friday • September 21 Football at Rapid City Christian 7 p.m. Saturday • September 22 First Day of Fall VB conference tourney at Faith Sunday • September 23 Thursday • September 27 Public Library 1 p.m. VB home w/ Dupree 5:30 p.m. Tuesday • September 4 Co. Commissioners mtg 9 a.m. Public Library 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1 p.m. school sock hop 5 p.m. Wednesday • September 5 WIC DAY Public Library 1 p.m. Eastern Star mtg 7 p.m. Saturday • September 15 Cross Country in Gettysburg Monday • September 17 Firemen’s mtg 7 p.m. Sunday • September 16 Saturday • September 29 Coal Springs Antique Show & Threshing Bee VB at Lead Cross Country at Timber Lake Homecoming dance Sunday • September 30 Coal Springs Antique Show & Threshing Bee Friday • September 28 School in session Football home w/ Timber Lake 7 p.m.
Troy and Jean Meink and family of Virginia arrived Last Thursday at Duane and Sue Meink’s and are spending time visiting family. Bev Hoffman attended the graveside services for Rick Kostelecky in Lemmon Tuesday. Marilyn Schwartzbauer and her granddaughter, Braylyn Miller of Bismarck spent Saturday and Sunday with Dorothy and Lynn Frey. Tiss Treib spent Monday in Lemmon. Dorena and Katie Wiechmann brought Esther Johnson and Kari Hoff to Hettinger Tuesday. They met Tiss Treib and she took them out to lunch, later, Tiss took Esther and Kari out for ice cream. Nick Treib joined them briefly. Tiss Treib called briefly on Steve and Thelma Sandgren Wednesday morning. Tiss Treib spent Wednesday in Lemmon working on her mom’s apartment. She brought supper home that evening. Tiss Treib spent Thursday in Lemmon working on her mom’s apartment. Callers included Shirley Harris and Pastor Margie Hershey. Tiss and Margie went out to lunch together and Al Treib joined them briefly. Tiss also visited briefly with Alice Seim. Al and Tiss Treib were Thursday supper and evening guests of Vern and Roni Klein and family. Tiss Treib spent part of Friday afternoon working in Lemmon at her mother’s apartment.
Meadow News
By Tiss Treib
Vonnie Foster had dinner with her mother, Bernie Rose Saturday. Betty Walikainen visited with Bernie Rose several times during the week and they played scrabble. Fred and Bev Schopp spent Friday and Saturday in Bismarck and were overnight guests Arlys and Del Krause. Jerry and Carolyn Petik were among Tuesday evening supper guests of Jim and Kim Petik at the Ketterling's Point Lodge. Carolyn Petik spent Friday morning with Darla and Reva Barnes. Carolyn Petik was a Saturday dinner guest at Jim and Kim Petik's. Jerry and Carolyn visited with Jim and Mavis Clark on Sunday afternoon.
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Monday • September 10 Town Board meeting 7 p.m. School Board mtg 7 p.m. Men’s Club mtg 7 p.m. Tuesday • September 11 Patriot Day Public Library 1 p.m. 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle VB at Newell 5 p.m.
Thursday • September 6 Public Library 1 p.m. VB home w/Bowman 4:30 p.m. Cross Country at Belle Fourche Masonic Lodge 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday • September 12 Public Library 1 p.m. Food Pantry 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday • September 19 Public Library 1 p.m.
Tuesday • September 18 Public Library 1 p.m. 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle VB home with Hettinger/Scranton 4:30 p.m.
Monday • September 24 Homecoming week Cross country in Lemmon Coronation 7 p.m. Library Board mtg 7 p.m. Tuesday • September 25 Public Library 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1 p.m. VB at Lemmon 5:30 p.m. Wednesday • September 26 Public Library 1 p.m.
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DATE: August 13, 2012 TIME HELD: 7:00 p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Regular WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Arneson, Beckman, Kari, Kvale MEMBERS ABSENT: Thompson OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Kraemer, Assistant Business Manager Johnson, Darren Jackson, Kassidy Sarsland, Brittnee Aaker, Teddi Carlson CHAIRMAN KVALE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER WITH A CALL FOR THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
CONSENT AGENDA 10. Motion by Beckman, second by Arneson to approve the consent agenda with the following additions: Add 10a School Credit Card, 6a Building Project, 10b Surplus Property,14a NWAS Representative Alternate and to approve the financial reports and the minutes of the July 9, 2012 Regular Meeting. Motion carried.
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DONALD, SUPPLY REIMBURSEMENT, 120.95; PRIMARY CONCEPTS, SPEC ED SUPPLIES, 24.59; QUILL CORP, SPECIAL ED SUPPLIES, 333.69; SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC, SPECIAL ED SUPPLIES, 115.85; SCHOOL SPECIALTY, SPECIAL ED SUPPLIES, 206.15 TOTAL SPECIAL ED FUND $1,997.86 BASFORD, SHERRY, TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT, 209.80; BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA, ROOMS, 251.97; BOXER-NORTHWEST, SUPPLIES, 32.72; CENTRAL RESTAURANT, SUPPLIES, 120.36; MCLEODS OFFICE SUPPLY, SUPPLIES, 47.80; QUILL CORP , SUPPLIES, 34.09; SCHOOL SPECIALTY, SUPPLIES, 95.71; SUPREME SCHOOL SUPPLY, SUPPLIES, 106.86 TOTAL SCHOOL LUNCH FUND $899.31 CONTRACT APPROVAL 18. Motion by Arneson, second by Beckman to approve the contract of Shane Kolb for Assistant Football Coach for the 2012-2013 school year. Motion carried. 6 Used Bus Tires 2 Projection Screens Old Weight Scale 4 Subaru Tires 1 Inside Door
BID OPENING The following bids were received: PropaneFisher Gas $1.34/gallon with the first fill at $1.05 Southwest Grain $1.15/gallon OR Daily cash price minus $.10 Coal- Bison Grain $57.60/ton Milk- All Star Dairy Gallons- $4.00 1/2 pt chocolate- $.32 1/2 pt 1% white- $.30 1/2 pt skim white- $.26
Total Payroll for July -$19,756.44 Title-$739.86; Guidance-$1,009.74; Supt-$6,385.61; Secretaries-$3,189.78; Fiscal-$2,934.88; Custodial-$5,458.00; Bus Driver-$491.42; Early Retirement1,271.35; Special Ed-$556.89; DELEGATIONS None
SENIOR CLASS REQUEST Kassidy Sarsland and Brittnee Aaker, representing the senior class, requested Senior Lounge privileges for the 2012-2013 school year. 12. Motion by Kari, second by Beckman to approve the request for Senior Lounge privileges for the 2012-2013 school year. Motion carried.
19. Motion by Arneson, second by Kari to accept Southwest Grain’s cash price minus $.10 bid for propane. Motion carried. 20. Motion by Arneson, second by Kari to accept Bison Grain’s bid for coal. Motion carried. 21. Motion by Kari, second by Arneson to accept All-Star Dairy’s bid for milk. Motion carried.
DIGITAL MUSIC CLASS Darren Jackson was present to discuss a proposed Digital Music course. 13. Motion by Kari, second by Beckman to approve the offering of a Digital Music class for the 2012-2013 school year. Motion carried. UPDATED HANDBOOKS 14. Motion by Arneson, second by Beckman to approve the student and teacher handbooks for the 2012-2013 school year. Motion carried.
BUILDING PROJECT Discussion was held regarding building a new shop/classroom building. Morton Buildings will assist the school with drawings and a specification sheet. Dan Kvale and Marci Kari will serve on a committee to meet with Morton personnel to discuss the building plan. NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOL EDUCATION COOPERATIVE REPORT Dan Beckman offered a brief report of the NWAS monthly meeting he attended. NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOLS EDUCATION BOARD ALTERNATE Marci Kari will serve as alternate on the Northwest Area Schools Education Cooperative Board.
Cash on Hand 07-1-12 Invested in Securities Receipts: Local Sources Interest Taxes Misc Intermediate Sources: Co. Apportionment1 State Sources State Aid Total Receipts Total Disbursements Cash on Hand 07-31-12 Invested in Securities IMPACT AID FUND Receipts Disbursements Ending Balance
GENERAL FUND $14,479.05 752,098.68 301.18 44974.74 26.00
CAP OUTLAY 4.351.21 539,108.36 166.34 862.68 SPEC ED 1,526.39 36,922.72 12.48 603.97
PENSION 47,388.71 129.40
T&A 33,078.77
DISCUSS COACHING POSITION Supt. Kraemer initiated discussion of hiring a coach for the 7th and 8th grade football program. Consensus of the board was to not offer this as a paid position.
SCHOOL LUNCH FUND Receipts Disbursements Ending
$81,419.41 0.00 0.00 $81,419.41 $988.70 0.00 1,676.72 -$688.02
119,627.00 165,091.77 32,097.46 30,471.73 $869100.3
16,391.21 $528137.38
616.45 1,936.51 5,089.88 $32039.17
129.40 $47,518.11
2656.38 1,065.20 $32,013.57
SCHOOL CREDIT CARD 16. Motion by Beckman, second by Arneson to authorize the Business Manager to apply for a Dacotah Bank Visa with a credit limit of $5000 to be used in instances where vendors do not accept purchase orders or direct billing. Motion carried.
INSURANCE REQUEST 15. Motion by Arneson, second by Beckman to approve Bristol Palmer’s request that the employer portion of her health insurance be made directly to Dacotah Bank on her behalf. Motion carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION 22. Motion by Arneson, second by Beckman to enter executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting in executive session at 9:30. At 10:10, Chairman Kvale declared the meeting back in regular session. 23. Motion by Arneson, second by Beckman to advertise for a paraprofessional position. Motion carried.
TRUST & AGENCY Receipts General Fund/ Advance Payments Dacotah Bank/Interest Disbursements BHSU/Registration Fee Sysco/Food Purchases Rainbow Symphony/ Supplies Kings Inn/Rooms
2,654.88 1.50 91.54 758.06 65.60 150.00
SURPLUS PROPERTY 17. Motion by Arneson, second by Kari to declare the following property surplus. Motion carried. In as much as, the following items listed below are deemed no longer suitable or necessary for school use, they will be sold at public auction: Parts from Walk-In Freezer RESOLUTION #101
ADJOURNMENT 24. Motion by Arneson, second by Kari to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale adjourned the meeting at 10:15 p.m. Daniel Kvale, Chairman Colette Johnson Asst. Bus. Mgr.
SUPERINTENDENT REPORT Sherry Basford attended the State Nutrition Conference. There are some regulation changes coming. Football, Volleyball and Cross-Country practices started today. The sports schedule for 2012-2013 was handed out. The new elementary reading curriculum has arrived. Teachers have been at the school preparing for the beginning of school
[Published August 23, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $49.80.]
[Published August 23, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $118.92.]
No rain this week and plenty of sunshine, but the nights have started to cool off. School started in most area schools, but several of them are dismissing early because of the heat. The weather is supposed to be hot all through next week, so I probably won’t have to worry about my tomatoes freezing. I’ve spent a lot of time weeding and watering what’s left of my garden. The grasshopper numbers are down and I seem to be winning the battle with potato bugs. The tomatoes are ripening, we’ve been eating the golden beets, the squash is looking good, and we’ve eaten a few potatoes. I have some dear neighbors, much better gardeners than I am, who took pity on me and shared some of their produce with us. June Hotchkiss left a bag of chili peppers for me at Reva and Kathy Fabris gave us a sack of her Candy onions after church on Sunday. Thank you both so much! Alaina and Sage’s daycare provider took a couple days vacation so I babysat Miss Acalia Wednesday and Thursday in Dickinson. Lanie came to visit Wednesday evening after she got home from her job in Killdeer and we all had supper together. Matthew Sandgren lost his long, hard-fought battle with cancer on
Grand River Roundup..........................By Betty Olson
Thursday. This is hard for me to write because Matthew was such a special young man. He was a courageous young man, only 15 years old, and an inspiration to everyone who knew him. Matthew has been battling cancer for over ten years and knew that he was terminal, but was more worried about how his family and friends were going to deal with his loss than he was concerned about himself. Losing Matthew has been tough on his family and the community and also on our granddaughter Bryce and his many other young friends. Matthew’s funeral will be Tuesday at the school gymnasium in Bison and he will be buried in the Bison Cemetery. Addie Tenold’s funeral was Saturday afternoon at Slim Buttes Lutheran near Reva. Addie was almost 93 years old, but it’s hard to say goodbye to friends no matter how old they are. It was nice to see some of her family that we hadn’t seen for a long time. Addie would have been proud of the way her kids and grandkids turned out. Casey, Trig, Reub and I went to watch the Till’s football game in Belle Fourche Thursday evening. Missy and Bryce met us at the game, Thad and Kanon came from Sturgis to watch Till, and we all
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had a good visit. Till plays for Sturgis and they lost to Belle Fourche, but it was a good game and fun to watch. The Medora to Deadwood wagon train kicked off the southern half of the Medora to Deadwood drive Friday evening at the schoolhouse in Buffalo. We were fed a great supper, courtesy of Grand Electric and Linda Gilbert. After supper, Paul Horsted gave a presentation about his very interesting new book, “The Black Hills - Yesterday and Today”. My copy is every bit as good as I thought it would be! We combined the Harding County Historical Society annual tour with the wagon train and I shared a few things with the audience including an article written by Harding County historian Carl Cornell about the history of the Medora to Deadwood stage line and a log that Reuben’s great grandfather, John “Jack” Williams, kept when he road the stage up from Deadwood to Reva in 1905 to herd sheep for the Ridgway brothers on what is now part of our ranch. Early Saturday morning over thirty wagons with around 150 participants, many of them on horseback, hitched up and left Buffalo, bound for Deadwood.
They’ll camp along the route of the original stage line, stopping at several of the old stage stops. August 31st they plan to camp at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish. September 1st the wagons will arrive in Deadwood, ending with a parade and a meal at the Days of 76 Museum that evening. What fun! Hospital report: My cousin Tammy Eberhard has been dismissed from the hospital and is back home in Belle Fourche. Her surgical incisions are still healing and she will be housebound for awhile, but her improvement is nothing short of miraculous! My cousin Koreen Anderson sent me a note that her father, Lester Blomberg, is also improving and is no longer in ICU in Rapid City. He hopes to be able to leave the hospital soon and return to the ranch. Julie Hanson got bucked off her horse Sunday morning and broke her arm really bad. Junior was planning to help with the community auction in Bison that afternoon, but rushing his wife to the emergency room in Hettinger delayed those plans! We were walking to the car to head home when Junior arrived, so we got a firsthand report of her condition. Julie
will probably have to have the same kind of surgery on her arm that Junior had on his. Tom and Mary Lu Holt were able to show off their daughter’s new baby boy in church Sunday. Crystal and Troy Pietz are the proud parents of Noah Thomas, born August 15. Noah weighed 8lbs. 13.8oz., is 20 inches long and shares grandpa and grandma with an older sister Noelle. Congratulations!!! Noah certainly attracted a lot attention and I was reminded of this story: A new mom took her baby son to the supermarket for the first time. She dressed him in blue from head to toe. At the store, she placed him in the shopping cart and put her purchases around him. At the checkout line a small girl and her mother were ahead of them. The child was crying and begging for a treat. "She wants some candy or gum and her mother won't let her have any," Mom thought. Then she heard the mother's reply. "No!" she said, looking in her direction. "You may not have a baby brother today. That lady got the last one!"
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Crocheted dishclothes and pot scrubbers are available at the Bison Courier. Also Taking orders for embroidered dishtowels for information see Arlis at the Bison Courier or call 244-7199. B4-tfn Wanted Will do custom seeding with Amity Single Disc air seeder. Can mid row band anhydrous. Duane Shea 244-5284. B10-3tc
I would like to thank the Bison Fire Department for their quick response to the fire near our Bison Substation. It is comforting to know that we live in an area with so many dedicated volunteers who give so freely of their time to make our community and area a safe place to live. We appreciate your efforts. Jerry Reisenauer, General Manager Grand Electric Cooperative, Inc. Bison, SD continued on page 16
Thank You We would like to express our deepest gratitude and say a sincere thank you to everyone who has been so kind to us during the loss of Carrie. Your prayers, words of encouragement, food, visits, phone calls and cards comforted us during our time of loss and reminded us of what a wonderful community in which we live. May God bless you as you have blessed us. A special thank you to pastors Nels and Angie for ministering to our every need. Harold, Lillian and family
CONTROLLER. CENEX IN KILLDEER ND is seeking an experienced Controller. Responsibilities include directing all accounting functions and personnel management. The controller will be accountable for financial procedures, controls and reporting systems. Qualifications desired, bachelor’s degree in accounting, 3-5 years of accounting experience, supervisory experience, strong communication and computer skills, and Agriculture background is helpful. Salary based on experience. Benefits include Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance, 401K, Life Insurance, Short term disability, PTO. Send resume with salary requirements to joswalt@ndsupernet.com. DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION is taking applications for fulltime Douglas County Highway Superintendent. Must have valid Class A Driver’s License. Experience in road/bridge construction/maintenance preferred. For application contact: Douglas County Auditor (605) 724-2423.
Children's Care Hospital and School phone system upgraded; new numbers in place Children's Care Hospital and School and subsidiary Rehabilitation Medical Supply in Sioux Falls and Rapid City have upgraded their phone systems and new numbers are now in place. Both toll-free numbers (800-5849294 in Sioux Falls and 800-5849298 in Rapid City) for the organization will remain the same. The old phone and fax numbers for the main locations, as well as for admissions and appointment desks, will forward for at least six months. New main numbers are: Children's Care Hospital & School: 605-444-9500 * Main fax: 605-4449501
Children's Care Rehabilitation Center: 605-444-9700 *Fax: 605-4449701 Rehabilitation Medical Supply, Sioux Falls: 605-444-9702 * Fax: 605-444-9703 Children's Care, Rapid City: 605791-7400 * Fax: 605-791-7401 Rehabilitation Medical Supply, Rapid City: 605-791-7402 * Fax: 605-791-7401
MAINTENANCE MECHANIC position located in Sioux Falls. Preventative maintenance on trucks/trailers used to haul fuel. Send resume: Harms Oil Company, Attention: Human Resources, Box 940, Brookings SD 57006. PIERRE AREA REFERRAL SERVICE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR This full-time position is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. For more details and an application: http://www.pierreareareferral.org. FOR SALE PUREBREAD GERMAN SHORTHAIR female pups. Strong breeding line, $400. 605-354-3632.
Children's Care Foundation: 605444-9800 * Fax: 605-444-9801
Positions available at Bison School
Paraprofessional (Classroom Aide) Assistant Boys Basketball Coach Assistant Girls Basketball Coach Grade and Junior High Boys Basketball Coach Junior High Girls Basketball Coach
AUCTION VOGEL FARMS - Feed, Livestock, and Haying Equipment Auction. Saturday, Sept. 8, 1 pm, Onaka, SD, w w w. m a n d r a u c t i o n . c o m , www.sdauctions.com, M&R Auctions, Gary 605-769-1181, Lewis, 605-281-1067, Sam 605-769-0088, Home 605-948-2333, Kevin Vogel 605-281-0336. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY WANT A WAY TO PAY off that summer vacation? Join our team! Sell Avon! Work from home. Earn 40% on your first 4 orders. 1-877-4549658. EMPLOYMENT AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN. Health care, paid vacation, retirement plan, wages DOE. Send resumé: Fritz Chevrolet, Inc., Box 800, Clear Lake, SD 57226, email: fritzchev@itctel.com or call Duke: 605-874-2440.
MOTORHOME FOR SALE. 2005 Itasca 36ft. Diesel 350HP. Mileage 27,423. Two-slides, loaded with extras. 605-224-2784 or 605-222-0804. Pierre, SD.
LIVESTOCK F1 RAMBOUILLET – SOUTH African Meat Merino (SAMM) Yearling Rams. Highbred vigor 19-21 micron white wool. High lambing percentage, range-ready rams, monetary and herd benefits. vckellyranch@sdplains.com. 605-788-2261. LIVESTOCK
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Other key numbers, including the unit nurses' stations and nurse managers, will forward for three months. Most numbers have a recording stating that the number has changed, and to please hang up and call the new number. A dial-by-name directory will be available at each location, or you may ask the operator to connect you to the individual or department you are trying to reach. Organizational growth has necessitated acquiring a block of numbers with new prefixes to provide better access to more staff, as well as provide better tools to help those we serve. We hope the initial switchover causes as little inconvenience as possible to our families and colleagues. Please contact us with any questions you may have. Children's Care Hospital & School is a private, non-profit organization serving nearly 2,000 individuals with special needs each year from centers in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. Services are delivered through residential, inpatient, school, outpatient, and outreach programs. OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY $1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP. OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375 mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety bonus, Call Joe for details, 800.456.1024, joe@tbitruck.com.
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continued from page 15 A hardy thanks to the Bison VFD for their quick response to the fire in about the roughest area of our pasture. “Kudos” to the Bison VFD drivers who found their way over miserable terrain and to our neighbor, Darrell, who was on the scene before we could get there. Thanks to the Good Lord for diminished winds! We appreciate the dedication of the volunteers on the Bison VFD, they are the best and do a terDrivers who don't think ahead rific job! may find themselves bumper to Thanks again, Llewellyn and bumper with the car in front of Karen Englehart them. To law enforcement officers, it's called "not being able to stop within an assured clear distance," also known as a violation of the basic speed law. Most of us call it tailgating. It is the most common cause of traffic crashes. To avoid becoming another traffic crash statistic, always think ahead of your car. Stopping your car safely requires being alert, having a good reaction time, and knowing the mechanical limitations of your vehicle. Always plan ahead. Allow no less than 2 seconds between vehicles during the daytime, 3 seconds at night, and 4 seconds during inclement weather such as during rain, snow, or icy conditions. Be especially cautious when approaching stop lights, intersections, and when changing lanes. Anticipate
Tailgating -------------potentially hazardous situations that could cause the driver in front of you to stop suddenly. If you do need to stop quickly, don't slam on the brakes; instead, use firm, even pressure. If your brakes lock, release the pedal and use a pumping action. However, if your car is equipped with an ABS braking system, never pump the brakes. Remember, too, that alcohol, some types of prescription drugs, fatigue, and your emotional state will affect your reaction time and could lengthen your stopping distance. Finally, South Dakota State Troopers would like to remind you to "Don't Wreck Your Life!" Keep your eyes on the road, never drink and drive, and always wear your safety belt. Trooper Jody Moody South Dakota Highway Patrol Bison, SD
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