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Volume 31 Number 6 July 25, 2013
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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
It's coming; $2 billion investment, 200 wells, Bison Area Economic pipeline heading to Bowman County Development pursuing
portation Plan was prepared by SRF Consulting Group Inc. and also is referred to as the Land Use Plan. Cindy Gray of SRF Consulting said the plan is just a starting point and it is not written in stone; it can be amended at any time. “This plan is just a tool, just a suggestion of what we could do with the land to grow more orderly,” Gray said. A comprehensive plan is not optional for communities that wish to exercise zoning authority, the plan stated. North Dakota communities are required to adopt a comprehensive plan as the foundation document for their zoning and subdivision regulations. The plan provides a roadmap to the future of Bowman, developed on input from Bowman residents, from public involvement sessions with residents and through conversations with city staff and officials. Bowman city and county officials also identified 11 areas of economic planning, in preparation for the future, as attracting government funding, business retention and expansion, downtown development, energy development, entrepreneurial development, growing reputation as a bedroom community, health care, infrastructure development, local regional tourism, passthrough visitor services and valueadded agriculture. As the community prepares for growth, James made note of the state’s plans for the legislature to incentivize drilling outside the Bakken. Advanced in the 2013 session of the North Dakota State Legislature, Senate Bill 2336 proposed a two percent tax reduction for the first 75,000 barrels or first 18 months for wells outside of the Bakken or Three Forks formation. The bill is intended to incentivize companies to drill outside of the Bakken and Three Forks formations. Ed Schafer, former North Dakota governor and current board member of Continental Resources, blasted this aspect of SB 2336. “The incentive for drilling outside the Bakken is not needed. If one would just track what is happening in North Dakota, it is easy to see that the drilling activity outside the Bakken will increase,” Schafer said. While the possibility for substantial oil drilling still is a few years off, there is no guarantee of the amount of oil that might be captured. “We must plan for the inevitable,” James said. “If it doesn’t happen, then oh well.” Reprinted with permission from the Bowman County Pioneer.
Bison Courier
housing project
Bison Area Economic Development(BAED) knows there are many things the Bison community could use and benefit from. The hardest part is prioritizing these projects to what can be accomplished first and what should go next. Currently BAED is working on a few projects including but not limited to updating the community website of bisonsd.com, tourism and beautification efforts, sidewalk project, future housing and a property directory. The future development of the Bison community will be done in pieces and currently the piece facing the committee is housing. BAED is in the very preliminary stages of learning what can be done to help bring additional affordable housing to the Bison area. Last week members of BAED met with a developer to discuss what his experience told him would be a good fit for Bison and between the members and the developer, a four-plex unit with garages was discussed. The developer will bring the plans his company has used in the past to help with the decision making process. After the preliminary decision was made about the potential design, the committee moved on to potential locations. This turned out to be a very difficult question. The potential lot size of the housing complex should be around 150 ft by 100 ft or a bit larger. Potential locations were discussed without a clear choice of the best option. This question is where BAED is in need of the communities help, finding the best locations for future development. BAED is currently in the process of creating a property directory to include possible properties that could be used for the future development of Bison. This directory can include rental, commercial, industrial, retail and properties for sale. BAED is asking the community of Bison to get in touch with Brandi Baysinger at 605-244-7526 or email at brandi@bisonsd.com if you have any properties available for future development. Your property will be kept confidential if you wish or made public if you would like help selling or renting your property. Please feel free to contact Brandi with any questions or suggestions you have on making the Bison community and even better place to live. BAED is constantly looking for ways to better serve the community and your input is greatly appreciated. Remember to visit bisonsd.com for all the information about Bison and the surrounding area and “Like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/Bison SD to find out what is happening in Bison every day.
By Bryce Martin Pioneer Editor Questions of oil heading to Bowman finally have been answered with a resounding “yes.” A $2 billion investment is expected by Denbury Resources Inc. in Bowman County for infrastructure. The drilling of 200 oil wells is expected to enhance production in oil fields within the area. Denbury earlier this year purchased producing property interests in the Cedar Creek anticline of Montana and North Dakota from ConocoPhillips for $1.05 billion. That includes the Bowman area oil fields that were held by ConocoPhillips and Burlington Resources. Denbury has a carbon dioxide (CO2) pipeline running through Wyoming to Baker, Mont. and it plans to stretch that pipeline from Baker to Bowman, giving a timeline between 2016 and 2018. Denbury’s CO2 cycle captures CO2 and transports it to mature oil fields to increase production. All total, Denbury estimates a CO2 flood of its Cedar Creek assets could recover 260-280 million bbl of oil. The fields are to the south and west of Bowman, making up a portion of the Red River Formation. The Cedar Creek anticline, which runs through southwestern Bowman County, extends 126 miles in a northwest-southeast direction and ranges from 2-6 miles in width. The structure contains a collection of oil fields. Commercial quantities of oil were discovered in the early 1950s and original oil in place at all fields, including those not owned by Denbury, is estimated at over 3 billion bbl. The anticline produces from numerous reservoirs with the primary reservoir being the Red River formation. While the possibility of becoming the next Williston or Watford City are slim, the city of Bowman isn’t
taking any chances in ensuring it’s prepared. City of Bowman Mayor Lyn James spoke with North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms, asking him to clarify certain things she heard through various media outlets about oil wells heading to the area. James sits on several state boards including the committee established to make recommendations regarding policies, procedures and distributions of 65 percent of the Oil and Gas Impact Fund and talks a great deal with oil corporations, but not directly related to oil coming to Bowman. Denbury is an independent oil and gas company. It is the largest oil and natural gas producer in both Mississippi and Montana, owns the largest reserves of carbon dioxide used for tertiary oil recovery and holds significant operating acreage in the Rocky Mountain and Gulf Coast regions. The company said its goal is to increase the value of acquired properties through a combination of exploitation, drilling and proven engineering extraction practices, with its most significant emphasis on CO2 tertiary recovery operations. “I don’t expect it to be like Watford City,” James said. A comprehensive plan was established and adopted to help the city grow in an orderly fashion, to avoid what happened in the Bakken oil boom cities of northwest North Dakota. With a North Dakota State University study suggesting the current population estimate for Bowman County was 3,174 and would nearly double to a maximum of 5,589 with oil development, the pressure is on to ensure growth is handled correctly. “We’ll see growth,” James said. At more than 200 pages, the Bowman Comprehensive and Trans-
Local children attend VBS
Colbin Seidel and Colt Kopren inspecting their rain sticks prior to wrapping them with decorative duck tape. Then they were off to make some music with it. See more on page 6.
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Youth encouraged to attend Vacation Bible School at the American Luthern Church
Badlands Ministries will be here next week to help host the Vacation Bible School at the American Luthern Church. The Church is located in Bison, S.D. at the corner of Rogers Street and Coleman Avenue. The theme for this years program is God’s Mighty Kingdom. The children will be broken up into groups accourding to age to play games, sing songs, and do crafts. The Vacation Bible School runs from July 29th through August 1st. Monday through Wednesday it runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday it runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. At noon on Thursday their will be a Public Worship Program for the community to watch the kids perform what they learned during the week. Kids ages 3 year old to kids in 6th grade are welcome to attend. All children need to pack a sack lunch daily that they will eat at the church. Also wear comfortable shoes to run and play in. For more information contact Heidi Kopren at 244-5524.
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School starts August 26th July 24th is the final Tball
South Dakota Beef Cook-Off entries needed by August 9
If you have a recipe that demonstrates just how easy it is to cook with beef, using any fresh beef cut and fresh ingredients with prepackaged food products, it’s time to enter the 2013 South Dakota State Fair Beef Cook-Off. This year’s Cook-Off theme is Semi-Homemade Beef Recipes, and it’s a perfect fit for the busy home cook who loves to serve delicious and nutritious beef. “Everyone is pressed for time today,” explains event chairperson Shirley Thompson. “We want to inspire home cooks to share their best beef recipe paired with time-saving products.” The SD State Fair Beef Cook-Off is an annual event that invites amateur cooks from across the state to show their beef cooking skills and creativity in a fun competition during the State Fair. “This year’s theme is a bit of a departure from past contests,” explains Thompson, “but we really want to target that group of home cooks that can create a great beef dish with little fuss and in a short amount of time.” Recipes should include a maximum of 12 ingredients including beef, fruits or vegetables, grain and dairy products, and be prepared and cooked in 30 minutes or less. They may include pre-packaged food products such as any frozen vegetable or vegetable combination product, fresh produce convenience product, fresh deli product, any shelf stable dinner mix, salad dressing, marinade or salad dressing mix, prepared soup or soup mix, prepared sauce or sauce mix, packaged rice mix, baking mix product, or seasoning blend product. Entries and recipes for the State Fair Beef Cook-Off are due August 9. The contest itself takes place August 31 on the state fair grounds in Huron during the South Dakota State Fair, where individuals selected to compete will prepare their beef recipe at the Women’s Building, allowing participants to interact with state fair attendees. The contest is open to non-professional South Dakota residents in either of three divisions: beginner (10-13 years), youth (14-17 years) or adult (18 and older). First place winners in each division will take home a $500 cash prize. Runner-ups will receive $250 in cash. Hosted by the South Dakota Cattle Women and funded by the South Dakota Beef Industry Council through the Beef Checkoff, the State Fair Beef Cook-Off is an excellent way, says Thompson, to educate consumers about beef ’s versatility, convenience and nutritional value. For more information and to submit a recipe online, go to www.sdcattlewomen.org, or you can find a link at www.sdbeef.org. Any additional questions about the contest can be directed to Thompson at 605-360-6546.
Bison Public Library reading program, Pre - 2nd grade July 24th & 31st No summer reading program due to Vacation Bible Schools. 3rd - 6th grade July 26th Sand Diggers. All programs are at 10:30 a.m.
Perkins County fair books are available at all the local businesses.
The American Lutheran Church is seeking wedding dresses, baptism gowns and Easter hats from 1913 - 2013 to display during their 100 Year Anniversary program. If you have an item or know of someone who does, please contact Salli at 605-244-5491. Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting weekly in Bison. The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome.
Badlands Ministries VBS Day Camp at American Lutheran Church!! July 29th-Aug 1st, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 pm (MW) 9:00 a.m. -12:00 Noon (Thursday) with a Public Worship Program at 12:00 Noon. Kids ages 3-6th Grade are WELCOME and need to bring a sack lunch daily. Contact Heidi Kopren at 244-5524 with any questions.
To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please submit them by calling: 244-7199, or e-mailing to: courier@sdplains.com. We will run your event notice the two issues prior to your event at no charge.
Nutrition Site Menu
Hot beef sandwich mashed potatoes w/gravy corn broccoli bake peaches vanilla ice cream
Thursday, July 25
Letters to the Editor
Letter of Appreciation A note of thanks is due to the Bison High School Reunion Committee for organizing and hosting the recent reunion. We certainly enjoyed the results of all their hard work. Without them putting forth much volunteer time and labor, we would not have gotten to meet and visit so many friends of years gone by. We hope to attend Letter of Appreciation to Bison Cemetery Committee During a recent visit to the Bison Cemetery, I was greatly impressed by the neat appearance. In fact, I have been equally impressed during my previous annual visits over the years. All the volunteers who work to keep those hallowed grounds looking nice are to be commended for their outstanding efforts. While making my financial donation to a committee member, I discovered that such participation is extremely low. So, the next reunion in five years (or as scheduled). Keep up that great community spirit, and, thanks again for a job well done. Jerry and Leona Knutson Class of '56 amd '61 Seaford, VA
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THE BISON COURIER
Friday, July 26
Tater tot casserole seasonal fruit
Meatloaf baked potato lima beans w/pimento pineapple tidbits dinner roll Hamburger on w/w bun potato salad tomato slice on lettuce cooked apples Chicken & dressing casserole mashed potatoes w/gravy carrots fruity slaw grapes
Monday, July 29
Tuesday, July 30
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Wednesday, July 31
in addition to expressing my thanks to the cemetery committee, I encourage those with family members interred there to consider making a donation to the Bison Cemetery Association. I believe it to be a sign of love, appreciation and respect for those who have passed on before us. Thanks again, Cemetery Committee members for all you do. Sincerely, Jerry Knutson Seaford, VA
Malsom and Bohn announce engagement
Arrow Transit will be traveling through Bison to Rapid City the FIRST Tuesday of every month. Call 3743189 to arrange a ride.
Highlights & Happenings
10am at the Grand Electric Social Room. Heidi and Sam are registered at Target and Herberger’s. Arrow Transit provides transportation for appointments, shopping and more. Rapid city trips are 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday for $30.00. Lemmon to Bismarck trips are 2nd Wednesday and 4th thursday for $25.00. lemmon to Dickinson 1st Wednesday for $20.00. Call for information 374-3189. Farmer’s Union Day Camp is Friday, August 9th for ages 8 and up.
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Open Swimming Notice: Anyone wishing to ride the open swimming bus to Hettinger on any of the following dates - July 26, 29, 31 or Aug. 2 should contact Kassidy at 605-4155795 no later than 11 a.m. each day that you’ll be riding. Note: Any swimmer who has not yet reached their 6th birthday needs to be accompanied by a parent. Signed releases are required before the first trip (swimming lesson release forms are honored). Transportation is provided by The Town of Bison free of charge. The pool charges $3 per swimmer per session.
Bison First Presbyterian Church is holding its Annual Shadehill Campout August 2 - 4 with Sunday church at 10 a.m., potluck to follow. Located at hook-ups 25-32. Welcome one and all to come and join us anytime during that weekend. questions call 374-5697. Please join us for a Bridal Shower honoring Heidi Schorzmann, fiancé of Sam Drown, Saturday, August 10th at
CNBC Names South Dakota as the top state for business
A column by Gov. Dennis Daugaard: Creating jobs is one of my top priorities as your Governor. That means that I am focused on making South Dakota a great place for businesses to grow and expand. I'm proud to say that our efforts are paying off. Earlier this month, CNBC named South Dakota as “The Top State in America for Business.” The ranking isn’t our first recognition and it won’t be our last. In April, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce named South Dakota number one for its business climate. The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council recently ranked South Dakota number one in business policies, entrepreneurial friendliness and small business survival. Our low debt, well-funded pension, and lack of expensive state-funded programs led Barron’s to name South Dakota as “The Best Run State in America.” South Dakota has a long history of stability and balanced budgets – for real. We don’t balance our budget with accounting gimmicks, either. We don't push one year's expense into the next. We don't use one-time windfalls to fund ongoing expenses. We never borrow money to fund state operations. And we don't raise taxes. In turn, businesses have found that our stability and history of fiscal responsibility have created an ideal ground for business success. In South Dakota, we have no corporate income tax, no personal income tax, no business inventory tax, no personal property tax and no inheritance tax. This puts more money in the pockets of our citizens and businesses, creating a more favorable environment for growth. Additionally, we work hard to ensure that our regulations and laws are reasonable. Eliminating unnecessary red tape has served as a cornerstone of our pro-business climate for decades. Our costs of doing business—utility costs, unemployment insurance costs, workman's compensation costs, land costs—are low. Productivity of our workers is high because of our belief in hard work and self-reliance. In fact, many multistate employers tell us their South Dakota location is their most productive. Now that the recession is behind us, many states are starting to balance their budgets. But many of those other states have long-term liabilities—unfunded pension obligations and large general obligation bond liabilities. In South Dakota, we have neither of those things. Our state's pension fund is 100 percent funded. Other states will eventually be forced to confront those liabilities—probably at the expense of hardworking taxpayers and businesses. Thanks to our history of fiscal responsibility, it is likely South Dakota will continue to be the best place to do business. Businesses plan for the long term. When considering moving or expanding, they need stability and certainty. They need to know that government won't get in their way. That's what we can offer here in South Dakota and that is why were again recognized as the best place in these United States to do business.
They are to be married on Aug 9th at the Hosmer Catholic Church. Parents of bride are Jerome and Geralyn Malsom of Hosmer. Parents of groom are Bill and Janet Bohn and the grandson of Della Dreis and Late John Dreis. Savanna is a RN and works in a Nursing home in Sioux Falls. Tory just received his BS in Computer System Engineer and works for a local company in Sioux Falls.
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Garden Gate
Natural Mosquito Control
To successfully control mosquitoes, an understanding of their life cycle is a must. The mosquito goes through four separate and distinct life cycles: Egg, Larvae, Pupa and Adult. All stages except the adult stage occur in or near water. The following is a brief description of each stage in the life cycle. 1) The female mosquito lays her eggs on the water or in soil at the edge of water sources. Most eggs hatch into larvae within 48 hours. 2) The larva or wigglers, that hatch must live in the water to survive. They float at the surface feeding on microorganisms and organic matter in the water usually lasts 4-10 days. As the water temperature increases, the process speeds up. 3) The pupal stage is a resting, non-feeding time when the mosquito turns into an adult. This stage can take from 2-10 days, the pupal skin splits and the adult emerges. 4) The adult will rest on the water for a short time to allow all body parts to harden and the wings to dry properly. This stage can last as little as four or as long as 60 days depending on species and temperature. "Bti", Bacillus thuringienis ssp. israelensis, which we mentioned last week, are bacteria which infect and kill mosquito larvae in the water. This is a natural effective product for reducing mosquito numbers. A moderate to heavy dose has been shown to reduce the mosquito population by one half in 15 minutes and the rest within one hour. Bti can be broadcast by hand and comes in rings or granules. Mosquito Barrier is another natural product that uses garlic to repel and kill mosquitoes. It has mixed reviews from “very effective” to “don’t waste your money on this product”. The Dynatrap insect trap uses a combination of light and CO2 to attract flying insects. Two UV fluorescent bulbs in the Dynatrap insect trap produce the warm light and the coated titanium dioxide funnel produces the CO2 that mosquitoes find irresistible. This product runs about $100 but most reviews are positive. Here is a recipe for homemade garlic mosquito control. We have not tried it but our garlic will be ready to dig in about a week to ten days. There are variations of this recipe which include tobacco, hot peppers and various other ingredients; some may be more effective than others. ·Peel and mince 10 large garlic cloves. Press them with a kitchen knife to bruise the minced pieces, which helps them release more juice, or just peel and place in a blender with the water. · Heat a solution of one cup water and one cup vinegar in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil on high heat then reduce it to low heat to simmer. · Add the garlic clove pieces to the simmering liquid. Cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature. · Strain the liquid into a gallon spray bottle using a wire strainer and funnel. · Add several drops of lavender oil to the bottle. The exact amount you need varies depending on the strength of the oil you have, but err on the side of strong; the lavender scent is not only a deterrent for mosquitoes, but it is also more pleasant to humans than the vinegar and garlic smells. · Pour about a quarter Tsp. of dish soap into the bottle; this helps the oil and water stay mixed. · Top off the bottle with water/ vinegar (50/50) and cap it. Shake well. · Spray the solution in the yard. Pay special attention to the perimeter of your yard and any areas with standing water, lots of shade or small ponds, as these are prime locations for mosquitoes. Use the entire bottle, spraying generously. Repeat applications of this remedy every few days to retain effectiveness. Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
Hanson Heirs gather
Forty-five members of early homesteaders Hans (Henry) and Jennie (Engebretson) Hanson and brother Peter and Mary (Helmey) Hanson gathered at the Bison City Park on Saturday, July 13, 2013 for a potluck picnic. Present were: HANS (HENRY) & JENNIE HANSON JAMES & ELSIE HANSON FAMILY: Genevieve Hanson Karns Family: Larry & Rickie Karns, Spearfish, S.D.; Clarence (Bud) Hanson Family: Gloria (Hanson) & Jerry Rosencranz, Broadus, MT; Mildred Hanson Byre Family: Susan (Byre) Hudgens, Rapid City, S.D.; Ken & Damaris (Collin) Herman, Payton
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& Brianna, Rapid City, S.D.; Adam & Ariel (Collins) Eagle and Jace, Hermosa, S.D.; Leland Hanson Family: Kerry & Ginger (Hanson) Dangerud, Hettinger N.D.; Robin (Hanson) Meyer, Spearfish, S.D.; Ava Olson, Spearfish, S.D.; Sion Hanson, Bison, S.D.; Trish (Hanson) Rich, Shelly, Kimberly, Corey, Jada & Haley, Prairie City, S.D., Jessica Peck & Gavin Sanchez (fiancée), Laramie, WY, Jillian Peck and Zach Sandgren, Hettinger, N.D.; Llewellyn Hanson Family: Owen & Debbie Hanson, Reno, NV CHESTER & LENA HANSON FAMILY: Leighton & Mick Hanson, Sioux Falls, S.D. TILTON & ALICE HANSON FAMILY: Tilton Hanson, Jr. Family: Caroline Hanson, Mitchell, S.D.; Craig Hanson & Brianna, Howard, S.D.; Cory Hanson, Mitchell, S.D.; Jamie Tilton Hanson & Claire Stambough (fiancée), Howard, S.D. HELEN (HANSON) & FRANK POSELEY: Jerry Poseley, Bison, S.D.; Jessie (Poseley) Kolb Family: Salli (Kolb) Blazey, Bison, S.D. PETER & MARY (HELMEY) HANSON MAY (HANSON) HOLZMANN: Reuben & Charlotte Holzmann Pladsen, Bowman, N.D.; Thelma Pladsen, Bowman, N.D.; Dwann Pladsen Kinney, Arlington, WA; Louie Holzmann, Bowman, N.D.
School starts August 26th in Bison.
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Obituary Marvin Ogdahl
school at Boehrs, South Dakota up to the eighth grade, and later received his GED. He worked many jobs in a farming community until he was drafted for service in WWII. He received basic training at Little Rock, AR, and served from August 29, 1944, to August 21, 1946, in Manila, Philippines and the occupation of Japan. For a short time, Marvin served under General McArthur, packing crates for him as he prepared to go to Japan. After serving his country he purchased farm land near Chance, SD and started his farming in 1946. On January 20, 1955, he married Emma Heinrich at Isabel, SD. They began their married life living in the home he had built for his parents at Boehrs, SD. In 1958, they moved the home to their farmland near Chance, SD, and continued to build up the farm. Four children were born to this union: Delbert Ernest, Dale Eugene, Diane Elaine, and Darwin Elbert. In 1969, they moved to Fort Collins, CO, where he worked in his brother’s cabinet shop. He later worked for Heath Equipment as a welder and continued farming in South Dakota. In 1971, they moved to Sturgis, and Marvin built their family home. He continued farming until 2004. He worked very hard to teach each of his children virtues, morals, and the importance of common sense. He enjoyed many things in his lifetime such as operating machinery, riding motorcycles and flying his own small aircraft. He loved woodwork, building many cabinets for loved ones, square and western dancing, and traveling to many different places including Canada, England, Germany, Hawaii, and many others. He got a lot of enjoyment out of visiting family and hosted many family reunions at his home. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Sturgis. Marvin is survived by his loving wife, Emma; two sons, Dale of Colorado Springs, CO, and Darwin (Debbie) of Las Vegas, NV; one daughter, Diane (Charles) Gunn of TX; daughter-in-law, Belton, Martha (Royce) Allen of Clifton, TX; 10 grandchildren, and 12 greatgrandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, Delbert; his parents, three sisters, two brothers, and two nephews. A memorial has been established to the Parkinson’s Disease Association and the Lighthouse Hospice located at 1616 Azalea Drive, #101 in Temple, Texas 76502. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals .com.
War Club author at Dakota Buttes Museum
Liz Tidwell, author of historical fiction and political intrigue, lives just south of Charlottesville, Virginia, but will be in the Dakotas, and specifically at the Dakota Buttes Museum in southeast Hettinger on Friday, August 2, 2013, as part of the museum's efforts to support the Adams County Fair during Fair Days, August 1-4. The event is free and open to the public. travels along the Tidwell's Lewis and Clark trail eventually took her out here to the Northern Great Plains, and to the home of Bob and Jean Pagel in northeast Adams County. Pagels have been her local hosts as she roams the plains seeking information for her books. Tidwell's latest book, WAR CLUB, is a novelized version of her memoirs along the trail and of her journey of discovery and appreciation for Native American issues. For readers, it is an opportunity to enjoy the sights of the American West from yet another perspective. WAR CLUB is "a different book than originally envisioned," says Tidwell. "I set out to write a historical mystery novel set mostly in North Dakota, exploring life primarily along the state line . . . I discovered the towns of Hettinger . . . and Lemmon, each with interesting stories to tell from the 19th
Marvin Richard Ogdahl, 87, Sturgis, died on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at his daughter’s residence in Texas. A visitation was held on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel from noon to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Henrique Fleming officiating. Burial followed at Bear Butte Cemetery. Marvin was born on September 17, 1925, to Gilbert and Juliette (Iverson) Ogdahl in Chance, South Dakota. He grew up and attended
and 20th Centuries." Her work as a guide at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Virginia, influenced her writing, and her book resulted in the mystery of a lost war club and of medallions found at various trail locations in the Plains. "We met Liz when we toured Monticello as part of an East Coast tour in the fall of 2008," says Jean Pagel. "When she saw on our name tags that we were from Hettinger, she was interested in talking more with us. She came out here in August 2009, and together with Lonnie Stippich of Hettinger, we visited the Ludlow Caves and the Cave Hills area south of Bowman. From that hiking trip, the ending of War Club materialized." Tidwell's first book, Memories Will Always Linger, takes place in the Blue Ridge Mountain area. Her second book, Device and Deceit, is also set on the East Coast. A fourth publication, Dakota Leftovers, contains the story of the Svihovec family homestead in northeast Adams County and other stories from the area. War Club is her third book. Tidwell's book talk and signing will begin at 1:30 pm August 2 in building two of the museum, with free refreshments to follow. Books may be for sale at that time.
As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of your loved ones.
Recently I drove to Lemmon to attend the Heaven is for Real Live event. While I was there I was amazed by the cross section of people attending. There were people that were attending this event that were regular church attenders that are very closely connected with the Christian faith. There were others that I knew were associated with Christianity and attended church, but were less diligent in their attendance to church. On top of that there were people who I know do not attend church and have very little time for God. Added to that was the fact that there were young and old, male and female, along with other cultural variances which left me wondering, "What's the appeal? Why is this vast cross section of people crowding into this gym to hear from the Burpos." Now I have to admit at this time that my motivation for going was just to say a brief greeting to some old college classmates. Todd, Sonya and I went to school together way back in the stone ages. But long before I met Todd and Sonya and long before the book Heaven is for Real was written, I believed that heaven was for real. But that wasn't the case for some who were in attendance. So why did they come? I believe the answer is fairly obvious. I believe that God has imprinted His image on all of His creation and all men long for their Maker. I think Colton's story is a concrete testimony to what all of God's creation longs for which is to know their Creator. So why did you attend...or not attend? I'd love to hear from you. Pastor Brad
Pastors Perspective
Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 7:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Saturday evening service at Indian Creek - 5:00 p.m. • Rosebud - 7:00 p.m. Sunday morning services at American - 8:30 a.m. • Grand River Lutheran
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Dana Lockhart
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. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor David Moench
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: - Lemmon 4:45 p.m. Bison - 7:15 p.m., Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 10:30 a.m.
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.
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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26 children attend Christ Luthern Vacation Bible School
The children made wind chimes using a cup, bells, beads, straws, and glow in the dark string. Making music for the Lord.
The children making wind chimes. It was a unique project as none of them looked the same. The kids were really excited that the string glowed in the dark, too. Starting in top right corner is Dustin Wells, Taylor Thompson, Corbin Mackaben, and Mia Johnson. Mia is the daughter of one of the instructors from Fairfax, MN.
Bridge replacement over Brushy Creek near Faith
Marcella Wells displaying a completed rain stick. They may be using them for the show on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. On Monday, July 29, crews will begin work to replace the existing bridge over Brushy Creek southwest of Faith in Meade County, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Corr Construction Services, Inc. of Hermosa will be replacing the existing bridge with a pre-stressed concrete structure. Brushy Creek Road will be closed at Brushy Creek during construction and motorists will need to find an alternate route. Drivers should be aware of construction equipment and workers in the area and drive with caution. This completion date on this $667,000 project is Oct. 4, 2013. For more information, contact Joel Flesner with the South Dakota Department of Transportation at 605-892-2872. Complete road construction information can be found at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by dialing 511.
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Please note change in the 4th grade supply list
BISON SCHOOL DISTRICT #52-1 SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
KINDERGARTEN: Several #2 pencils, 1 large eraser, 1 box of 8 crayons, 1 pair scissors, 3 large glue sticks, 1 box washable markers, 1 backpack or school bag, 1 large box Kleenex, 1 pair gym shoes, 1 spiral notebook GRADE ONE: 1 box 48 crayons, 1 box washable markers, 1 tablet, several No. 2 pencils, several glue sticks, set of 24 colored pencils, pair of scissors, a big eraser, gym shoes, 1 box of Kleenex, Clorox wipes, school box GRADE TWO: 1 pair of sharp scissors, 1 box 24 crayons,1 box of Kleenex, No. 2 pencils, box of erasers that fit on pencils, glue sticks, 1 box Crayola markers, school box, colored pencils, 2 wide ruled notebooks, gym shoes, clipboard, 3x3 sticky notes 3 pack, 1 box gallon Ziploc bags. GRADE THREE: 3 spiral bound notebooks (wide-ruled), 1 pkg loose leaf paper (wide ruled), box 24 crayons, 1 box washable markers, 1 pack of colored pencils, 1 supply box (pencils, crayons, etc.), 1 highlighter, scissors, 2 pocket folders (NO PRONGS), 1 box of Kleenex, 1 large package of BLACK dry erase markers, 1 eraser, 1 box of No. 2 pencils, glue sticks, 18 oz. bottle hand sanitizer, 1 container Clorox Wipes, gym shoes, box of erasers that fit on pencils. GRADE FOUR: large eraser, compass, protractor, No. 2 pencils, scissors, Ruler (standard and metric measurement), 1 container Clorox wipes, gym shoes, 1 box of Kleenex, 1 box 24 crayons, 2- glue sticks, set of 12 colored pencils, fine tip markers, 4 pocket folders (1 each-green, yellow, orange, red), 3wide ruled spiral notebooks, composition book GRADE FIVE: large eraser, 3 spiral notebooks, compass, protractor, No. 2 pencils, ruler (standard and metric measurements), gym shoes, 1 box of Kleenex, 1 box 24 crayons, glue sticks, set of 12 colored pencils, fine tip markers, 2 pocket folders, 1 container Clorox wipes, 1- 4 x 6 OR 5 x 7 notebook to use as a journal, scissors GRADE SIX: compass, clear protractor, eraser, No. 2 pencils, 1 highlighter, glue sticks, 1 large box Kleenex, colored pencils (set of 12), scissors, 1 1/2” 3 ring binder, 2 pkgs loose leaf college ruled paper, 3 notebooks, 3 pocket folders, gym shoes, ruler, locker shelf/boxes, planner. 7TH & 8TH GRADES: 1 large 3 ring binder (to accommodate all classes), 2 packages loose leaf paper, pencils & extra lead, 1 - 2 pocket folder for each class, pens, colored pencils or markers, 10 page dividers/tabs, 1 box of Kleenex, 1 pkg loose 3x5 notecards, 1 extra fine point black sharpie, 1 fine point black sharpie, art eraser, sketchbook, 1 pencil pouch that fits in 3 ring binder, ruler, scientific calculator, planner. No Notebooks. 1 USB jump drive/flash drive, gym shoes (non-marking), gym clothes (full t-shirt & shorts), 1 pkg highlighters, Exacto knife w/safety cap, 1 set wire bound 3x5 index cards. HS: 1 extra fine point black sharpie, 1 black sharpie, sketchbook, indoor & outdoor gym shoes, gym clothes (full t-shirt & shorts), pkg of highlighters, 4 G jump drive/flash drive, fine point sharpies. Box of Kleenex, scientific calculator, pens & pencils. Ag Structures & Ag Metals - pair of earplugs, leather gloves, 1 set wirebound 3 x 5 index cards. Art - Exacto knife with safety cap, pencil pouch
Make fitness a family affair this summer
School’s out and children have plenty of free time that can either be spent inside, lounging – or outside, making the most of the season. There are many simple ways to incorporate fitness into your family’s summer plans while still having fun together. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, offers the following tips for a summer filled with family fitness. Lead by example An effective and easy way to get your family to be more active is to show them how. Simple activities can go a long way in teaching the importance of fitness and increased movement. When shopping together, take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator. On nice days, park as far away from building entrances as possible. Walk and bike to places nearby - instead of hopping in the car. Little changes like these will motivate kids to opt for more active habits on their own. Sign up for a run/walk Summer is full of run/walks for various causes and nonprofit organizations. Decide together on some events in which you’d like to participate, whether it’s for the cause it benefits or the pure fun appeal. 5Ks are perfect for beginners, and you can train together as a family, too. Liven up your chores list Instead of having your children help with the typical indoor chores, get them involved in outdoor tasks. Gardening, raking, push-mowing, and anything that incorporates some movement are great ways to keep kids moving while enjoying some sun. Be smart about gifting When giving gifts to your family, choose things associated with activity. Some practical items disguised by fun include sports balls and nets, Slip ’n Slides, Frisbees, bicycles, inline skates, and anything that makes outdoor exercise enjoyable. The novelty factor of the “new” item can be a catalyst for getting outdoors, and it’s a convenient way to be thoughtful while also promoting physical fitness. Remember to provide protective equipment such as helmets, wrist pads, or knee pads. Make after-dinner walks part of your routine A simple way to get your family on the fitness track is by making a tradition of after-dinner walks. Take several fast-paced walks around the block and enjoy the opportunity to be active together as a family, while burning off some dinner calories. Also look for routes that offer a combination of inclined and flat paths, so that strong walkers are challenged but slower walkers get a rest.
How to fare well at summer fairs
The season of summer festivals is in full swing. Whether it’s the county fair or a music festival, vendors are dishing up food that’s often disastrous to healthy eating plans. Some of the unhealthiest fare at the fair is fried, included fried Snickers bars, deep-fried butter, funnel cakes, and chocolate-covered bacon. With calorie counts ranging from 450 to 1,000, these popular festival foods can quickly sabotage your weight-loss efforts. Dena McDowell, M.S., R.D., nutritional expert for TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, along with The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, offers these ideas for controlling calories while still having fun at the fair. Snack First If you are leaving for an all-day event, start your day with a healthy, protein-rich breakfast – for example, peanut butter on toast with fruit and yogurt. If you’re off to enjoy an evening concert, before you go, snack on vegetables, low-fat cheese, nuts, and fruit. Get Your Exercise In Why not wear a pedometer and challenge yourself, family, and friends to walk 10,000 steps (about five miles) while you’re at the fair? Increase your mileage by grabbing a map from the visitor center and heading to the sights at the opposite end of the grounds first. Plan Ahead Many larger fairs, festivals, and theme parks list vendors with healthier menus right on their websites, so you can check out your options before you go. Look for grilled meats and try substituting fresh or grilled vegetables for french fries. You’ll cut the calories and benefit from more fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Skip Sauces Limit high-calorie condiments like mayonnaise and dipping sauces – or skip them altogether. If you can’t live without sauces, dressings, or mayo, ask vendors to serve them on the side, so you have more control over how much you eat. Share Try sharing a favorite treat with a friend or family member to reduce calories, fat, and sodium intake and to keep portion sizes in check. An added benefit: you’ll save yourself a few dollars. Limit Drinking Your Calories Alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine coolers can add an extra 100 to 150 calories per serving. Other calorie-rich beverages include fresh-squeezed lemonade, fruit smoothies, and regular soda. Balance your consumption of sugary or alcoholic drinks with water, which will help you stay hydrated – especially on very hot afternoons.
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Watering options for your garden
Thanks to the rain this growing season has been a vast improvement over last year's drought for most gardeners, said David Graper, Extension Horticulture Specialist and Director of McCrory Gardens. "Granted, sometimes we received too much rain at one time but I think that is better than almost no rain at all," he said. However, even in a year with normal rainfall, Graper pointed out that most people will have to water their gardens at least once in a while to get them through the dry periods and therefore have better production. There are lots of ways to water the plants in your garden. Some of the most popular utilize oscillating sprinklers that apply water over a pattern that you can select on the sprinkler, impact sprinklers that spray water over a selected radius or full circle and spot sprinklers that spray water over a small area. "All of these can work well but also have a few disadvantages," he said. First of all, Graper said they all spray water over head, up into the air, and whenever water is sprayed in the air, there is the potential to lose a significant amount of it to evaporation before reaching plants. Secondly, he said gardeners often fight against one of the common aspects of living on the Great Plains wind. "The wind may blow the water away from where you want it to go," he said. "If you add these two factors together along with some hot summer temperatures, you might end up with a watering system that is not very efficient at getting the water to where it needs to go - your plant's roots." In addition to the first two issues, Graper adds that these methods result in every plant receiving water - including weeds. And, these methods also require gardeners to frequently move the water source. "This can be a challenge, especially if you are trying to water a large patch of squash or melons that have covered up the garden space. You also have to be carefull to not knock over plants as you drag the hose around. Plus, you have to make sure you get the water up high enough to effectively water a patch of sweet corn that will block most sprinklers unless you put them on a post or a ladder," he said. "Plus, it is usually pretty muddy after watering so you might lose your shoes in the process." The final issues Graper sees with many of these methods is the issue of plant diseases, particularly foliar and fruit diseases like the various blights on tomatoes. "In most of these diseases, both caused by bacteria and fungi, splashing water is a common means for the disease to spread," he said. "Also many diseases need wet foliage over several hours to get established on a leaf. If you can keep your plant's foliage dry you will generally have fewer disease problems." Drip system is recommended A drip system can allow you to water the garden without most of the issues Graper described earlier. "A drip system is a very efficient watering system. Drip systems offer several advantages over overhead watering. They allow you to get water precisely where it is needed, at the base of plants where roots can take advantage of it," he said. Along with very little evaporation, a drip system keeps the plant's foliage dry which reduces disease development and spread. And, because it is a more controlled watering method, Graper says gardeners reduce the amount of water in between the rows of vegetables, resulting in fewer weeds to pull. "And, since most drip systems are installed semi-permanently for the growing season, you don't have to drag a hose through your garden as much as you would with a sprinkler system," he said. Of course Graper said there are some disadvantages too. "Drip systems can be rather expensive and labor intensive to buy and install, at least at the beginning of the season, but once you have them in place you don't have to move them again, at least until the end of the season," Graper said. He added that some of these costs will be offset by the savings gardeners will see on your water bill from using less water to keep your garden growing versus overhead irrigation. If gardeners cannot find the supplies they need locally, he encourages them to look for drip irrigation supplies either online or in a catalog. He reminds gardeners that if they have a drip system installed, they will need to be careful when tilling or digging that they do not damage the line.
Types of drip irrigation systems
There are many types of drip systems available. Graper said the most commonly available type of drip irrigation uses an ooze hose. An ooze hose is a porous hose, often made from recycled tires, that allows water to ooze out of little pores all over the length of the hose, where it then soaks into the soil. "These are great, inexpensive alternatives to using a sprinkler where you might have a small garden or bed to water or where you may not want to get water sprayed
on other things, like your deck, windows or driveway," he said. Before purchasing, he said gardeners need to check out the package for information on how many hoses you can hook together. "If you try to attach too many, you may run out of water before the plants at the end of the line can get any," he said. Flexibility is another benefit of ooze hoses that Graper listed. "Their flexibility allows you to run the hose along garden rows and around plants very easily," he said. When choosing an ooze hose, he encourages gardeners to also purchase landscape staples that can be used to hold the ooze hose in place. "If you have a large garden, you will have to break it down into different zones then connect your garden hose to each zone, allow it to get watered, then move the garden hose to the next set of ooze hoses to water that area," he said. Drip tubing If you have a larger garden or planting beds around your home or yard, Graper said you might want to invest in drip tubing. He explained that this tubing often comes with little drip emitters built right into the hose. They are usually spaced out at various intervals, like every 6", 12", 18" or 24". Each emitter will also have a rating of the volume of water that it will emit over the course of an hour, like 0.6 or 0.9 GPH (gallons per hour). If you have a heavy soil that does not absorb water very quickly you will probably need to look for a lower GPH and also a wider emitter spacing, like every 18" to spread the water out and allow the water to soak in without running off. Lower GPH ratings allow you to cover a larger area from a single feeder source, like a garden hose, but you will have to water for a longer period of time to thoroughly water the whole area. There are also little drip emitters that you can install into blank drip line. "These work particularly well for planting beds with ornamental plants or for watering a squash or melon planting where you planted the seed in hills," he said.
When installing, just lay out the lines where you want them to go and then insert the drippers where plants are located. "These also come in rated application rates so you can apply more or less water as needed by different plants," he said. Inline drip irrigation tubing The inline drip irrigation tubing can be purchased in rolls of 50, 250 or 500-feet. Graper said gardeners just need to get the length they need for their garden or planting bed. "You can also purchase drip irrigation kits that will include the tubing of your choice as well as the various fittings you will need to lay out your drip line for a garden or planting bed," he said. One other item he recommends gardeners using an inline drip system to purchase is a filter, particularly if you are using water from your own well. "Particulates and minerals can build up in your drip line and emitters, as well as in ooze hoses, that will eventually clog them up and make them useless," he said. "So use good clean water when using any of these drip systems." Another accessory Graper suggests is a water timer to turn the water on and off at a set time so gardeners don't have to worry about forgetting to water or to turn it off when it is done. End of season care Drip systems can generally be reused for several years or growing seasons. At the end of the growing season, let the excess water drain out, then pull it out of the garden. "I coil mine up and store it in my shed for the winter. Then I can till the whole garden at the end of the year, get my garden planted and lay out the drip lines again the next year," Graper said. If the drip system is installed in a flower or landscape bed, disconnect the drip line from your hose or hose bibb and let the remaining water drain out. Graper said gardeners can also hook up an air compressor to blow the excess out and reduce the chance of lines bursting during the winter.
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The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is urging land owners to take the necessary steps now to manage grasshopper populations. “Since April snowstorms led to a late onset of spring and May rains pushed back planting, producers now find themselves at the start of haying season,” said South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch. “In the hustle and bustle of the next month, it is important to remember that now is the best time to scout for grasshoppers.” Each summer, South Dakota faces the possibility of destructive grasshopper outbreaks. Predicting these outbreaks before they occur is very challenging and early scouting is the key to grasshopper management. “The dry conditions in the summer of 2012 may have actually helped reduce the outbreak potential for this summer,” said Mike Stenson with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).
Grasshopper inspection
Later hatching species had limited green vegetation needed for growth and eventually egg laying. In some cases, extreme heat can actually lead to nymphal mortality. This year’s cool wet spring will aid in the suppression of early hatching species by increasing the presence of bacteria and disease within the grasshopper population. “Even though Mother Nature has been on our side and a large scale outbreak is unlikely, it is still important to check your own fields and pastures for newly hatching grasshoppers,” said Stenson. Grasshoppers go through five nymphal or instar stages before they reach adulthood and sexual maturity. During the nymphal stages the grasshoppers are very susceptible to environmental conditions as well as pesticide treatment practices. Once they reach adulthood they begin laying eggs almost immediately and become much harder to kill. Although treating adults that are
actively laying eggs might curb current feeding damage, it will not break the life cycle or produce benefits in subsequent years. “Reports are coming in of grasshoppers hatching in the southern most South Dakota counties,” said Stenson. “If the hatch continues at a normal pace, the last two weeks of June will be the perfect time for grasshopper control activities.” The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and USDA - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will be collaborating to keep the public abreast of the current grasshopper situation and provide producers with information on grasshopper treatment options specific to their operation. more information on For grasshopper control in South Dakota, please contact Mike Stenson with the SD Department of Agriculture at 605.773.3796.
SDSU Extension encourages landowners to manage Leafy Spurge Beetles now
SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture encourage landowners to collect and redistribute leafy spurge beetles in their pastures. "With the late spring, beetles can reasonably be collected and moved through about July 15th or so," said Pete Bauman, SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist. Bauman added that it is important to realize the relatively inexpensive benefits of utilizing beetles in your leafy spurge control program. "By simply taking a few hours every spring to move beetles around to new patches, landowners can keep their beetle populations going indefinitely, ultimately reducing their overall chemical expenses," he said. "There is no advantage to hoarding beetles in one spot, the key to success is redistribution on your own land and sharing with your neighbor." The following are recommendations to assist landowners in spurge beetle management: When: Collect bugs only between mid-June and early/mid-July. This is when the adult beetles will be out on leafy spurge plants. Avoid releasing the beetles in the dense center of a leafy spurge patch, rather release them in areas of moderate density toward the edge of the patch. Weather: The most productive collection days are hot, still days. The beetles will be higher up on leafy spurge plants and easier to collect. When it's cold and/or windy out, beetles stay closer to the ground. However, collections can be very successful on moderately breezy days. Where: Beetles will be most abundant where you find "dead cane" (dead, brittle leafy spurge stems). You may also notice damage to the leaves of live leafy spurge plants. This is evidence that beetles are present. Sweep in the vicinity of any previous year's release areas as beetles often move away from the original release points. Technique: Sweep back and forth with a pace slow enough to prevent the beetles from jumping to the ground before they are collected. Collection should continue until there is a cluster of material the approximate size of a baseball in the net. Shake the beetles to the bottom of the net and grab the net above the beetles to prevent escape. While holding the beetles in the net, turn the net inside out and put your hand and the 'wad' of beetles into the pillow case or laundry bag. Empty the net and close the top of the storage bag or pillow case firmly. Equipment: Sweep nets (canvas net with no holes) Silk laundry bags or light colored pillow case (to put the beetles in after sweeping) Coolers with BLUE ICE (no freezer ice or ice cubes) and newspaper which prevents beetle containers from getting wet. Use coolers and ice if beetles are not to be released for several hours. Transporting Beetles: Short distances: If beetles will be moved only a short distance, they can be placed directly from the nets into a pillow case or large brown paper grocery bag. If the beetles will be moved within one hour, the pillow case/bag can be tied shut and placed in the shade until the beetles are released. Longer distances 1 hour or more: Place two or three blocks of blue ice into a cooler and cover the ice blocks with newspaper, this prevents the beetles from getting wet. Spread the bug-filled pillow case/bag out on top of the newspaper so that the beetles are not piled on top of each other, and leave until released. Paper bags with seams taped shut can also be used. If storing beetles in the refrigerator remove the blue ice otherwise they will get too cold and die. In order to facilitate collections, The Nature Conservancy has provided nets to the following counties to be loaned to producers: Brookings, Brown, Clark, Codington, Day, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Kingsbury, Lake, Marshall, McCook, Minnehaha, Moody, Roberts. Call your county weed office to coordinate borrowing nets within these counties. If you have questions, contact Pete Bauman at (605) 882-5140 or peter.bauman @sdstate.edu.
Tiss Treib was among those who attended “Heaven is for Real” in Lemmon Tuesday evening. Tiss Treib joined her cousins, Doug Ham, Dianne Kunz, Debbie Nehl, Danette Miller and Dawn Hewitt and spouses and families along with her Aunt Martina Ham Wednesday for supper and an evening at the Shadehill Lake. Tiss Treib spent Saturday with her mother, Esther Johnson, Aunt Kari Hoff and second cousins Ethan, Katie and Christopher Wiechmann. Dorena, Katie and Mara Wiechmann attended Hills Alive in Rapid City. Mary Ellen, Bob and Bella Jibben of Minneapolis, MN and Shirley Harris arrived at the Longwood ranch Friday evening. Carrie and Jeremy Stadheim, Kinley, Kyan, Stone, Rainn and Pitch; Luke, Erin and Cora Stadheim; Duane and Dawn Harris; Albert, Lil Albert and Korbin Keller spent Sunday at the Longwood ranch. LaVonne Foss spent a day with Shirley Johnson this week. Katelyn Eisenbiez spent the week with Lexi Johnson and visited with her grandparents, John and Shirley Johnson. Don Meink returned to his home in Croften, NE Wednesday. Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to Bison Monday. Matt and Christi Miller brought out supper for Jim and Patsy Miller Thursday evening. Larry and Sarah Dreiske and family spent Saturday with Nolan and Linda Seim and family. Mandy and Greta Anderson visited with Nolan and Linda Seim and family Saturday. Lynn Frey made a trip to Ft. Meade Monday. Lynn Frey made a trip to Huron Tuesday and Wednesday. Monday, Terry and Rachel Cornella and three daughters of Austin, TX came up from Rapid City and had dinner with Grandma Thelma. Thank goodness Mark was home and he entertained the guests and it was a nice day. Tuesday Mark Sandgren trimmed
Rosebud News.......By Tiss Treib
more trees and other jobs and also did a little at John and Shirley Johnson’s. Brady Ham and little boys stopped in the afternoon. Mark and Thelma then went to Lemmon and had pizza with Linda Sandgren and Lennice Parker. They all then attended the “Heaven is for Real” in the evening. Wednesday was a busy day. Mark did more tree trimming and later went to Bison to spend time with James Sandgren. Thelma spent time with Gwen Smith getting their ice cream social lined up for August 1st at Lodgepole Hall. Friday was Thelma’s Day in Hettinger. Saturday, was a family reunion picnic at Shadehill Lake. It was a nice day. Several of the group came on Thursday evening and left on Sunday or Monday morning. Leslie and Thelma Sandgren went to Lemmon in the late afternoon to attend the Huber wedding. Sunday afternoon, Mark and Linda Sandgren came and packed up their things and headed for Spearfish to spend the night with Jim Parker and on to their home Monday morning. Thelma Sandgren attended bible study at the Lester Longwood’s Sunday evening. Saturday, Justin, Jo and Jacob Seim were dinner guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim. In the afternoon, Horace Seim, Dorothy Bowers and Bonnie Haynes were visitors.
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USDA announces results for 45th Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up offers received for 19 thousand acres in South Dakota
Craig Schaunaman, State Executive Director for South Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will accept 1.7 million acres offered under the 45th Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup that ended in June. The South Dakota FSA received nearly 257 offers on more than 19 thousand acres of land, demonstrating CRP’s continuing appeal as one of our nation’s most successful voluntary programs for soil, water, and wildlife conservation. Since 2009, USDA has enrolled nearly 12 million acres in new CRP. Currently, there are more than 26.9 million acres enrolled on 700,000 contracts nationwide of the 19 thousand acres offers in South Dakota nearly 15 thousand were accepted or more than 146 offers. In addition to today’s announcement, over the last four years, USDA has set aside significant acreage under CRP’s Continuous enrollment programs to target habitat conservation on especially important lands. For example, in March, 2012, President Obama dedicated 1 million acres of CRP to Continuous Enrollment Programs to conserve wetlands, grasslands and wildlife. This year, farmers and ranchers have already offered more than 370,000 acres under Continuous CRP signup CRP is a voluntary program that allows eligible landowners to receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource-conserving covers on eligible farmland throughout the duration of their 10 to 15 year contracts. Under CRP, farmers and ranchers plant grasses and trees in fields and along streams or rivers.
Tips to maximize silage quality this harvest
Harvest timing is critical to silage quality, said Legend Sales Agronomist, Dan Matzek. "Ideally we know that harvesting corn fields at 60 to 70 percent moisture is best to ensure proper fermentation. However, this may be a challenge for many farmers due to excess moisture, uneven emergence and cool temperatures early in the growing season," Matzek said. To achieve optimal silage quality this year, Matzek encourages growers to implement two staging tests in order to determine if a field is ready to chop. The first, he explained is pretty simple. "Basically take an ear, break it in half and look at the kernel's milk line. When the milk line hits the middle of the kernel, the entire plant has typically reached 65 to 70 percent moisture. Review ears from several plants throughout the field to determine a field moisture average," he said. The second test, however, requires a bit more effort and involves a wood chipper, as Matzek explained. "Pull three plants from three different areas in the field and chop them. Then pull a sub sample of the chopped plants and dry that sample, then weight it again to get the percent moisture. Recheck a sample of the chopped silage when you are ready to start chopping," he said. By using both of these methods, growers can safely determine the field's moisture level. "The more samples you take, the more accurate your moisture assessment will be," Matzek said. The exception, he said, would be in fields where there is a significant gap between planting dates, or in fields where portions needed to be replanted. "In those cases, I encourage growers to harvest the different planting dates at different times so that the moisture content is not over 72 percent," he said. Preserve quality with inoculants Each year, growers only have one opportunity to do the job right. Matzek said when it comes to putting up silage, whether you're a dairy or beef producer, the silage produced accounts for a significant portion of the beef or milk produced in a year. His advice is to protect your investment with inoculants. "Although inoculants will never improve silage quality; because they speed up fermentation, inoculants help preserve nutrients and overall quality of the plant you harvested," Matzek said. "They are well worth the investment. In fact, I recommend that growers use inoculants on all silage." He also encourages farmers to use inoculants made up of live bacteria the ones that need to be refrigerated or frozen before use. "Even though inoculants made of dead bacteria still work, they are not as effective. Again, we only have one opportunity to get it right," he said. "So, if you are spending the money and taking the time to use inoculants, why not use the best available?" If you have questions, or need help staging your fields this season, contact your local Legend Seeds representative or call, 800-678-3346 and visit www.legendseeds.net.
The plantings prevent soil and nutrients from washing into waterways, reduce soil erosion that may otherwise contribute to poor air and water quality, and provide valuable habitat for wildlife. In 2012, CRP helped to reduce nitrogen and phosphorous losses from farm fields by 605 million pounds and 121 million pounds respectively. CRP has restored more than two million acres of wetlands and associated buffers and reduces soil erosion by more than 300 million tons per year. CRP also provides $2.0 billion annually to landowners—dollars that make their way into local economies, supporting small businesses and creating jobs. In addition, CRP sequesters more carbon dioxide than any other conservation program in the country, and also reduces both fuel and fertilizer use. Yearly, CRP results in carbon sequestration equal to taking almost 10 million cars off the road. USDA selected offers for enrollment based on an Environmental Benefits Index (EBI) comprised of five environmental factors plus cost. The five environmental factors are: (1) wildlife enhancement, (2) water quality, (3) soil erosion, (4) enduring benefits, and (5) air quality.
Tree Facts –
Planting trees around your home
from the east coast west to the Great Plains. The American Elm once dominated the nation's landscape, but was nearly wiped out by Dutch elm disease. Elm trees once lined the streets of nearly every American town and still do in some South Dakota and North Dakota cities. The sturdy, fastgrowing Y-shaped tree was exceptionally tolerant of city life, but it was felled by a deadly fungus. Dutch elm disease arrived, probably on wood imported from China, in 1930. It spread from Ohio, where it was first reported, to the rest of the nation over 50 years. The disease, spread by beetles, killed an estimated 100 million elm trees. The fungus is called Dutch elm disease because it was identified by Dutch researchers. Federal, state and local governments spent millions of dollars in efforts to stop the disease from spreading but nothing worked. By the 1960s, the American elm had largely vanished from much of the nation’s landscape, nurseries and garden stores. Some tree species planted to replace the elm tree are now suffering their own disease calamities, a fact that may help restore the elm tree to the American landscape. For example, the emerald ash borer, an insect, has started to ravage ash trees. It is ironic that the situation has come full circle over the last 50 years. Elm trees are being planted to replace ash trees that were planted to replace the elm trees. The American Elm has qualities that make it an ideal tree for use as either a shade tree or shelterbelt tree. It grows fast and can almost reach its mature height of 35 – 60 feet in thirty years. It is drought resistant and can survive drought conditions and several extremes in weather conditions. Across the nation, horticulturalists are trying to increase production of other disease-resistant varieties American Elm such as Valley Forge, New Harmony and Jefferson elms to add genetic diversity and make elms less vulnerable to disease. In the decades ahead the numbers of these trees will be increased and conservation districts and nurseries will make them available across the nation. My sources for this news release were the USA Today and NDSU Extension Service. If you would like more information about “American Elm making a comeback,” call Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605-244-5222, Extension 4 or by e-mail at robert.drown@sd.nacdnet.net.
By Robert Drown, Natural Resource Specialist For the first time in more than 40 years, the American elm tree is being sold in large numbers to homeowners and other retail customers. In the 1990s, researchers at the Department of Agriculture's National Arboretum research station in Beltsville, Md., identified several types of elm trees that were genetically resistant to Dutch elm disease. In 1996, several horticulturalists started growing the disease-resistant trees, a job that proved more difficult than expected. Now they are being sold at nurseries and big box stores. The American Elm tree is native to the United States and Canada
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Wheat in strong demand to meet livestock feed needs
Prior to World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report release July 11, market analysts expected ending stocks for 2012-2013 corn to be adjusted lower, and market sentiment expected both 2013-2014 corn and wheat ending stocks estimates to be lowered. "The largest deviation from market expectations was seen in the wheat complex," said Lisa Elliott, SDSU Extension Commodity Marketing Specialist. "2013-2014 wheat endings stocks were significantly lowered, and further than market expectations." Elliott's report summary continues: Wheat Prior to the report, the average market estimate for 2013-2014 wheat ending stocks was 624 million bushels (Dow Jones). In the report, U.S. wheat ending stocks decreased by 83 million bushels, leaving estimated 2013-2014 ending stocks at 576 million bushels. "This was due to exports being increased by 100 million bushels from the June report. This increase is due in part to recent purchases of Soft Red Winter Wheat made by China," she said. China recently purchased 105 million bushels from the U.S, a large sale from the U.S. to China from a historical perspective. "Current marketing year wheat commitments to China are almost five times greater than the amount China imported from the U.S. in the entire 2012-2013 marketing year," she said. "And we are only in the second month of the marketing year." Coupled with the 2013-2014 decrease, was an unexpected change to 2012-2013 ending stocks, which were decreased by 28 million bushels to leave ending stocks at 718 million bushels. This was due to the feed/residual figure being increased to 388 million bushels. This would be the largest level of feed/residual use since 1998 when it was 400 million bushels. From a world trade perspective, the report showed some significant global changes. China's wheat imports were increased (by 184 million bushels) to 312 million bushels for the 2013 marketing year from the June report. This additional demand is due to domestic feed demand being increased (by 184 million bushels) to 919 million bushels. This additional demand will be met by imported wheat mainly from the U.S., Australia, and Canada, according to the USDA. In addition, ending stocks for world wheat were decreased substantially (by 326 million bushels) to 6.3 billion bushels from the June report. This should be supportive to wheat prices longer-term. To read more of Elliott's wheat summary visit, iGrow.org. Corn Prior to the report, market analysts' expected 722 million bushels for 2012-2013 corn ending stocks (Dow Jones). In the report, the U.S. corn ending stocks level was estimated at 729 million bushels, a decrease of 40 million bushels from the June report. This change was due to an increase in the feed/residual estimate. "This adjustment was made due to the higher than expected corn usage in the third quarter of the marketing year as shown in the June Grain Stocks Report," Elliott said. Market participants expected 2013-2014 corn ending stocks at 1.87 billion bushels. The report revealed 2013-2014 corn ending stocks at 1.96 billion bushels, an increase of 10 million bushels from the June report. "Thus, the change was in the opposite direction than expected by market analysts. Ending stocks were higher because USDA offset the reduced carry in from the 2012-2013 crop year and offset the reduced production from a reduction to expected harvested acres by 400,000 acres, by reducing feed and export demand for 2013-2014 by 50 million bushels each," she said. To read more of Elliott's corn summary visit, iGrow.org. Market Outlook The main implications to market prices implied by the WASDE report is the unexpected increased in wheat consumption and potential impact weather will have on production estimates for corn and soybeans, said Elliott. "Along with China recently purchasing Soft Red Winter Wheat, we also saw a strong wheat export sales report today. Coupling these indictors with the increase in the feed/residual figure for 2012-2013 points to the continued strong feed demand that the wheat complex is meeting to replace the decreased corn production we experienced during last year's drought," she said. "With high corn and soybean prices, and tight supplies, more livestock feeders have supplemented their rations with wheat." Based on this report, Elliott said market participants will be closely monitoring weather conditions in the upcoming weeks. "The peak in seasonal prices is typically exhibited before new crop supplies are available and will likely be extended further this year due to tight ending stocks levels coupled with soybeans and corn that were planted later than normal this year," she said. Currently, there is carry in the wheat market and continued strong feed demand may decrease the carry spread or improve the wheat to corn spread - which is the ratio between Chicago wheat price and Chicago corn price. The result, Elliott said, would be a decreasing incentive to store wheat. "If weather conditions in the upcoming weeks turn unfavorable, we may see sharp increases in commodity prices, since carryover stocks, as a percentage of consumption, are historically low," she said. "This places even more weight on weather conditions this year as the market expects large corn and soybean production that would allow for larger carryover into 2014-2015. If U.S. corn and soybean production estimates are realized, we are likely to see basis levels retreat back to more normal basis patterns," she said. She said holding new crop corn and soybeans into December/January may potentially yield a better price based on basis levels historically improving during that time. "It is important for one to consider historical basis when developing a marketing strategy," Elliott said.
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Sealed bids to furnish the equipment, materials, tools, labor and incidentals necessary for installing a new aviation fuel system at the Bison Municipal Airport, Bison, South Dakota will be received by the Town of Bison until 10:00 A.M. CDT, on August 6, 2013. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the office of KLJ, 128 Soo Line Drive, Bismarck, North Dakota. The bid documents are to be mailed or delivered to the office of KLJ, 128 Soo Line Drive, P.O. Box 1157, Bismarck, ND 58502 and shall be sealed and endorsed, "Aviation Fuel System Installation, Bison Municipal Airport, AIP No. 3460003-008-2013". The proposed work includes the following items and approximate quantities:
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS BISON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT BISON, SOUTH DAKOTA AIP NO. 3460003008-2013
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The bid security of the two lowest bidders will be retained until the Notice of Award has been executed, but no longer than sixty (60) days. The bid security is a guarantee that the bidder will enter into contract for work described in the Proposal. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Contract Performance Bond and Payment Bond in the full amount of the Contract.
The proposed contract is subject to minimum wage rates as established by the Department of Labor for this project and are contained in the project manual. The successful Bidder shall complete the Prerequisites to Substantial Completion (See General Special Provisions, Item 13) by June 1, 2014. If the Contractor does not meet this date, liquated damages shall be assessed per day for every calendar day beyond this date. The Contractor shall have the Prerequisites to Final Acceptance (see General Special Provisions, Item 13), completed within 30 calendar days after the project is substantially completed. If the Contractor does not meet this date, liquated damages shall be assessed per day for every calendar day beyond this date.
The work consists of removal and salvage one above ground storage tank and fuel pump, remove and dispose of concrete containment structure, remove, salvage and reinstall existing chain link fencing, site work, concrete work, electrical work, installation of one new 4,000 gallon 100LL above ground steel storage tank, fuel dispensing equipment, card reader and fuel management system.
The contract will be award on the basis of the lowest bid submitted by a responsible and responsive bidder for the aggregate sum of the bid for the project. The Owner shall award a single prime contract for the work. Award of contract or contracts will be contingent upon securing funding from the Federal Aviation Administration. The Town of Bison reserves the right to hold all bids for a period of thirty (30) days after the date fixed for the opening thereof to reject any and all bids and waive defects and to accept any bids should it be deemed for the public good and also reserves the right to reject the bid of any party who has been delinquent or unfaithful in the performance of any former contract with the Owner.
Rights to Inventions – 49 CFR Part 18.36 Trade Restriction Clause – 49 CFR Part 30 Veteran’s Preference – Title 49 U.S.C. 47112 Davis Bacon Labor Provisions – 29 CFR Part 5 (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $2,000) Equal Opportunity Clause – 41 CFR Part 60-1.4 (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $10,000) Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities – 41 CFR Part 60-1.8 (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $10,000) Notice of Requirement for Affirmative Action – 41 CFR Part 60-4.2 (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $10,000) Equal Employment Opportunity Specification – 41 CFR Part 60-4.3(Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $10,000) Termination of Contract – 49 CFR Part 18.36 (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $10,000) Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion – 49 CFR Part 29 (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $25,000) Contract Work hours and Safety Standards Act Requirements – 29 CFR Part 5 (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $100,000) Clean Air and Water Pollution Control – 49 CFR Part 18.36(i)(12) (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $100,000) The overall goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation for this project is shown in the bid documents. Dated this 19th day of July, 2013. /s/ Beth Hulm, Finance Officer Town of Bison Bison, South Dakota
South Dakota families invited to host Exchange Students
A local Non Profit Exchange Program is inviting local families to host international exchange students for the 2013-2014 academic year. These students will integrate themselves into a local family with the goal of experiencing American culture as an American high school student does. In turn they will provide insight into their own culture. STS Foundation is proud to have facilitated these relationships for over 25 years. The teenage students come from over 30 countries and will attend local high schools. The students have their own spending money and insurance. Host families are responsible for meals, a separate place to sleep and a nurturing environment. STS Foundation will have a local coordinator who will supervise the student and support the family throughout the year. Temporary families are also needed. Here are three STSF students seeking families for the coming school year: Elin comes from a small village in Sweden where she lives with her Mom, her Stepdad, his son and their 2 cats. Her Mom is a hair stylist and her Dad is an Electrician and she has an excellent relationship with both of them. She enjoys sports and loves animal. She also plays the flute, piano and guitar. Her parents describe her as loyal and hardworking. She enjoys school and gets good results. Ester is 15 and lives in Frankfurt, Germany. She has 2 older brothers. Ester’s Dad is a Publisher and her Mom is a Theater Actress and also makes and sells brooches. She comes from a very creative family. Her family moved from Moscow to Germany when she was 1 year old. She speaks both Russian and German fluently. She enjoys drawing, painting, speed skating and tennis and is a “A” student. Arttu comes from Finland. His Dad is a Manager and his Mom is a Teacher. He has a 13 year old sister named Kirra. He enjoys Mountain Biking, Skiing and fitness in general. Arttu has played Ice Hockey for 10 years. Arttu tries to eat healthily which helps him stay in shape for his sports. Arttu is a “A” student with his favorite subjects being math and sports. On the weekends he visits his grandparents and cousins. Over 50 additional profiles are available to choose from. For more information about our program, please call Lachelle @ 605-842-1106 or email info@stsfoundation.org STS Foundation is a non-profit Student Exchange Program that is dedicated to opening hearts and homes to exchange students from around the world. Visit us online at www.stsfoundation.org.
Plans and specifications are on file and may be seen at the office of the Finance Officer’s Office, City Hall, Bison, South Dakota and at the offices of KLJ, 330 Knollwood Drive, Suite A, Rapid City, South Dakota and 128 Soo Line Drive, Bismarck, North Dakota. Copies of the plans and specifications and other bidding contract documents may be obtained by payment of sixty dollars ($60.00) to Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc., 128 Soo Line Drive, Bismarck, ND, 58502 for each set so obtained. An optional, complete set of digital project bidding documents are available at www.kljeng.com “Projects for Bid” or www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $23.00 by inputting Quest project # 2833926 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.
[Published July 25, August 1, August 8, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $213.07.]
Award of the contract is also subject to the following Federal provisions:
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Each bid in excess of $25,000.00 shall be accompanied by either a certified check, cashier’s check or draft in a sum equal to five percent (5%) of the maximum bid price and drawn on a State or National Bank or a bid bond in a sum equal to ten percent (10%) of the maximum bid price executed by the Bidder as principal and by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of South Dakota, payable to the Town of Bison, conditioned that if the principal's bid be accepted and the contract awarded to him, he, within ten (10) days after Notice of Award has been executed, will execute and effect a contract in accordance with the terms of his bid and a contractor's bond as required by law and regulations and determinations of the governing board.
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Date: July 9, 2013 Present: Commissioners Schweitzer, Henderson, Ottman, Besler, Foster and Finance Officer Chapman Others present: Shane Penfield, Rownea Gerbracht, Shari J. Smith, Luke Clements, Allen Palmer, Geraldine Peck, Kelli Jo Schumacher, Brandi Baysinger, Rachael Eggebo, David Kopren, Rodney Giesler, Kelly Serr, Beth Hulm, press Call to Order Chairman Schweitzer called the regular meeting of the Perkins County Commission to order at 10:03 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Approval of Agenda Ottman moved, Foster seconded to approve the agenda as presented, motion carried. Minutes Besler moved, Henderson seconded to approve the minutes as presented, motion carried.
Perkins County Commission Regular Meeting
Special Malt Beverage License Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to approve the special malt beverage license for R-Bar at 10756 Castle Butte Road, Lemmon, SD on July 27 & 28, 2013, motion carried. Asphalt Zipper Highway Superintendent Buer would like to purchase a 6’ Asphalt Zipper. A company brought a 4’ Asphalt Zipper to Bison and demonstrated it on a road on the east side of the courthouse square. The machine would allow the county to utilize the materials existing on the roads in preparation for chip sealing. Henderson moved, Ottman seconded to purchase the Asphalt Zipper AZ600B off of the McPherson County bid with financing to be determined, motion carried.
Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 – noon beginning next week. Discussion was held. Besler moved, Henderson seconded to amend the motion as to begin the first full week in August. The amendment for the motion carried. Chairman Schweitzer called for a vote of the motion as amended and it carried unanimously.
•Rownea Gerbracht reported that Janelle Goddard resigned. She would like permission to advertise for the Deputy II position. Henderson moved, Besler seconded to allow Gerbracht to advertise for a Deputy II, motion carried. •Henderson moved, Foster seconded to move Jeanette Kruger from Deputy II to Deputy I and set the wage at $13.22 per hour, effective today, motion carried. •Gerbracht reported that her office would be attending a Vanguard Appraisal Training in Pierre on July 25 & 26. •Gerbracht will also attend a Residential Quality, Condition and Effective Age Workshop in Rapid City on July 29 & 30. Township Bonds Foster moved, Besler seconded to approve the following township bonds: Martin Clerk/Treasurer; Grand River Clerk/Treasurer; Rockford Clerk/ Treasurer; Clark Clerk/Treasurer; Horse Creek Clerk/Treasurer; Rainbow Clerk and Treasurer; Strool Clerk and Treasurer, motion carried. PILT payment Ottman moved, Foster seconded to share the US Forest Service PILT payment of $263,729.00 50/50 with the school districts, motion carried. The schools will receive $131,864.50 and the road and bridge fund will receive $131,864.50.
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equipment, 56.20; T Buer, travel, 113.00; Butler Machinery, repairs, 32.28; BW Insurance Agency, supplies, 50.00; S Chapman, supplies, 86.50; Connecting Point, maintenance, 6,465.00; Country Media, publishing, 215.95; Current Connection, suppl/repairs/equip, 2,071.36; Dakota Auto Parts, maintenance, 60.43; Dakota Business, supplies, 35.00; Dakota Feed, chemical, 14,350.02; Dakota Lodge, meeting, 60.00; Dakotabilities, MH subsidy, 720.00; Diamond Mowers, repairs, 1,611.80; J Ellingson, Atty, ct appt atty, 2,619.34; EMC Insurance, insurance, 2,253.00; Executive Mgmt, supplies, 5.61; Five Counties, blood testing, 200.00; G & O Paper, supplies, 359.90; R Gerbracht, supplies, 17.55; Grand Electric, utilities, 1,292.19; Hersruds, repairs, 19.75; Rena Hymans, ct appt atty, 1,910.86; John’s Repair, maintenance, 64.87; Kevin Klemann, prof service, 220.00; LACED, subsidy, 15,000.00; Lemmon Air, travel, 158.00; Light & Siren, equipment, 376.00; McLeod’s Printing, supplies, 279.81; Meade Co Auditor, jail board, 3,850.00; Neve’s Uniforms, equipment/suppl, 1,295.37; NW Farm & Home, supplies, 721.11; S Penfield, rent, 400.00; Pennington Co Sheriff, transportation, 208.80; Pennington Co DOE, registration, 100.00; Penor’s Texaco, repair, 91.82; PharmChem Inc, drug testing, 21.00; Pheasantland Industries, supplies, 201.60; Pitney Bowes, supplies, 194.47; Postoffice, box rent, 46.00; Prairie Community Health, prof fees, 721.00; Premier Equipment, repairs, 472.71; Print Shop, supplies, 56.00; SBM, maintenance, 25.36; SD DOT, repairs, 17,841.49; SDAAO, registration, 600.00; Servall Uniform, repairs, 31.30; Spearfish Police Dept, registration, 60.00; Stock’s Electric, repairs, 532.39; Three Rivers MH, subsidy/rent, 3,900.00; Thunder Butte Spraying Service, contractual service, 300.00; Town of Bison, utilities, 231.88; R Veal, mileage, 40.70; Verizon Wireless, utilities, 120.05; VISA, travel/suppl, 587.08; West Group, lawbooks, 625.89; WR Telephone, 1,105.20; WR Health Clinic, blood testing, 73.00. Adjournment Ottman moved, Foster seconded to adjourn the meeting at 1:03 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Perkins County Commission will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Perkins County Courthouse. ATTEST: APPROVED:
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA IN CIRCUIT COURT ) )
COUNTY OF PERKINS FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
In the Matter of the Estate of ) ILMA G. GABRIEL, Deceased.) PRO No. 13-10 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE OF FORMAL PROBATE AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Monthly Reports •Finance Officers Account with the Deputy Finance Officer - To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners Perkins County: I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the Deputy Finance Officer of this County as of June 30, 2013, Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer, Perkins County. Total amount of deposits in banks $211,934.08, total amount of actual cash $150.69; Insured Money Market $1,859,643.26; Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union membership fee $10.04; Certificates of Deposit $500,001.00; South Dakota FIT $101,495.23; Total $2,461,149.53. The total represents state, county, schools, cities and township funds, which will be transferred to each entity of government after being apportioned. •Sheriff ’s Fees in the amount of $267.86 were reviewed. •Register of Deed’s fees in the amount of $9,002.48 were reviewed. •Sheriff car logs were reviewed. •Motor Vehicle fees for the month of April were reviewed. •Highway Superintendent Monthly Maintenance & Project Report was reviewed. Plat Approval Ottman moved Foster seconded to approve Tom Rusch’s Plat of Prairie View Park Addition, roll call vote: Ottman aye, Besler aye, Foster aye, Henderson aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. Resolution 2013-6 Plat of Prairie View Park Addition Be it resolved by the County Commission of Perkins County, South Dakota, that the Plat of Prairie View Park Addition located in the Southeast Quarter of Section 29 -Township 23 North – Range 12 East of the BHM, County of Perkins, State of South Dakota, having been examined, is hereby approved in accordance with the provisions of South Dakota Compiled Law, Chapter 11-3, and any amendments thereof.
4-H Advisor Kelly Schumacher Kelly Schumacher was present to discuss the Perkins County 4-H activities. Geraldine Peck, 4-H Promotion and Expansion Board member, would like the Commission to consider paying mileage from Buffalo to Bison three days a week. Besler moved, Ottman seconded to pay 60% of mileage from Buffalo to Bison when Schumacher is in the Perkins County office, motion carried. 4-H Promotion and Expansion Board will be meeting tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. in the courthouse conference room. Budget •David Kopren and Allen Palmer were present on behalf of the Bison Fire Department to request an allocation of $25,000 for 2014. Their allocation was $20,000 for 2013. •Rachael Eggebo, Luke Clements and Brandi Baysinger were present of behalf of Bison Economic Development to request $15,000 for 2014. They received $8,000 in 2013. •Tri-County Conservation was represented by Rodney Giesler who requested $11,760 for 2014. They received $2,850 in 2013. •Sheriff Serr reviewed his 2014 budget requests Perkins County Planning Board Besler moved, Foster seconded to appoint Luke Clements to the Perkins County Planning Board, motion carried. Rownea Gerbracht •Rownea Gerbracht shared information from the recent meeting with BIT on Perkins County’s technology.
Notice is given that on the 9th day of July , 2013, Faye F. Schalesky, whose address is 16502 156th Street, Faith, SD 57626, was appointed as Personal Representative of the Estate of Ilma G. Gabriel. Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or their claims may be barred. Claims may be filed with the Personal Representative or may be filed with the Clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to the Personal Representative. Dated this 15th day of July, 2013. /s/ Faye F. Schalesky FAYE F. SCHALESKY 16502 156th Street Faith, SD 57626
Perkins County Surplus Property Sale Set Foster moved, Besler seconded to set the Surplus Property Sale date on August 13, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Perkins County Commissioner Room in Bison, motion carried. Sheriff’s Office Auto-supplement Henderson moved, Ottman seconded to auto-supplement the Perkins County Sheriff ’s Office in the amount of $121,126.32, motion carried.
State’s Attorney Shane Penfield •Henderson moved, Besler seconded to allow Rebekah Veal to work four 8hour days per week, motion carried. •Shane Penfield reviewed his 2014 budget request with the Commission. Claims The following claims were presented and approved for payment: June payroll: 73,764.42; IRS, fica, 4,573.41; SD Retirement, retirement, 4,784.80; Delta Dental, insurance, 1,117.70; Lincoln Mutual, insurance, 153.36; SDSDBF, insurance, 21,473.07; A&B Business, supplies, 208.41; Audra Malcomb Consulting, MH board, 195.95; Avera Queen, prof fees, 254.70; Bison Courier, publishing, 248.82; Bison Economic Development, 2013 subsidy, 8,000.00; Bison Implement, repairs/suppl, 540.67; BH Truck & Trailer, repairs, 46.01; Bob Barker Co,
Patricia Peck Perkins County Clerk of Courts P.O. Box 426 Bison, SD 57620 (605) 244-5626 Dale R. Hansen Hansen Law, PC P.O. Box 580 Sturgis, SD 57785 (605) 347-2551
Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Mike Schweitzer, Chairman
[Published July 25, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $113.40.]
[Published July 25, August 1, August 8, August 16, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $77.35.]
School starts August 26th in Bison.
Revised Work-Week Besler moved, Henderson seconded to change the work-week on a trial basis until January 1st as follows: Monday –
DATE: July 8, 2013 TIME HELD: 7:00 p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Regular WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Arneson, Beckman, Kari, Kvale, Thompson MEMBERS ABSENT: None OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Azevedo, Bus Mgr. Crow, Asst. Bus. Mgr. Johnson, Shawnda Carmichael, Lita Wells and Theora Carlson CHAIRMAN KVALE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER WITH A CALL FOR THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
BISON SCHOOL DISTRICT #52-1 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
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CONSENT AGENDA 158. Motion by Thompson, second by Arneson to approve the consent agenda with the following additions: 21a. Resignation, and 21b. Audit Approval and to approve the minutes of the June 11th regular meeting and the minutes of the June 21st special meeting and to approve the financial reports. Motion carried. APPROVAL OF CLAIMS 159. Motion by Beckman second by Arneson to approve the claims listed below. Motion carried. ADVANCE PAYMENTS, MONTHLY REIMBURSEMENT, 924.75; AMERICAN TIME AND SIGNAL, CLOCKS, 1,011.90; ARNESON, ERIC, MILEAGE, 154.66; ASBSD, DUES AND FEES, 787.48; AZEVEDO, MARILYN, MOVING EXPENSES,
APPROVED FINANCIAL REPORT
GENERAL FUND 14721.84 866970.64 208.90 38318.00 2256.62 634.60 1212.59 32110.00 1715.00 30477.00 106932.71 244500.65 7179.55 736944.99 19262.48 0.00 1285.79 717419.45 314.00 CAP OUTLAY 1011.81 698430.95 SPED ED 3218.85 66179.52 PENSION 85799.42
5,000.00; BECKMAN, DANIEL, MILEAGE, 125.80; BISMARCK TRIBUNE, ADVERTISING, 271.83; BISON COURIER, MONTHLY PUBLISHING COSTS, 737.15; BISON FOOD STORE, MONTHLY SUPPLIES, 37.67; BISON GRAIN CO., GAS, 191.80; BISON IMPLEMENT, SUPPLIES, 2.00; CARDMEMBER SERVICES, SUPPLIES, 2,892.88; DAKOTA FEED, GAS, 315.53; DELZELL EDUCATION CENTER, REGISTRATION FEE, 80.00; DINN BROTHERS, AWARDS, 7.34; HARMON LAW OFFICE, LEGAL FEES, 1,710.00; HAUSAUER SEAMLESS, SUPPLIES, 234.60; HILLYARD/ SIOUX FALLS, SUPPLIES, 20.06; HULM, CHERYL, CLEANING, 100.00; KARI, MARCIE, MILEAGE, 399.60; KB JEWELERS, ENGRAVING, 5.02; KELLER, DONNA , TRAVEL EXPENSE; 232.00; LANDIS, JERRY, FREIGHT DELIVERY,
Cash on Hand 6-1-13 Invested in Securities Local Sources: Receipts: Interest Taxes Capital Credits Miscellaneous
T&A
120.00; MID-CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL CO-OP, CLASSES, 500.00; NDHSAA, MEMBERSHIP FEE, 60.00; P FLEET, GAS, 29.25; PENOR'S TEXACO, SUPPLIES/REPAIRS, 305.11; POWERHOUSE, SUPPLIES, 82.30; PROPERTY LIABILITY FUND, INSURANCE, 14,747.00; ROGER FRYE'S PAINT, SUPPLIES, 49.49; SD TEACHER PLACEMENT CENTER, MEMBERSHIP FEE, 420.00; SDAEE, REGISTRATION, 399.00; SDE INC, REGISTRATION, 499.00; SDHSAA, DUES AND FEES, 600.00; SOFTWARE UNLIMITED INC, SOFTWARE AND SERVICE, 3,050.00; Southwest Business, SUPPLIES, 239.98; TECHNOLOGY CENTER, THE, COMPUTER SUPPLIES, 7,351.76; TOWN OF BISON, WATER/SEWER/GARBAGE, 383.07; UNIVERSAL ATHLETIC SERVICES, HELMET REPAIR, 577.50; WEST RIVER TELEPHONE, PHONE BILL, 337.91; WORKERS COMP FUND, INSURANCE, 6,754.00; TOTAL GENERAL FUND 51,747.44 GRAND ELECTRIC COOP, ELECTRICITY, 2,083.00; PERMA BOUND, BOOKS, 4,617.09; POWERHOUSE, MOWER, 7,599.00; RENAISSANCE LEARNING INC, SOFTWARE, 1,049.00 TOTAL CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND 15,348.09
SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET 161. Motion by Thompson second by Beckman to approve the supplemental budget in the amount of $3,172.50 in the General Fund. Motion carried. Let it be resolved that the school board of the Bison School District in accordance with SDCL 13-11-3.2 and after duly considering the proposed supplemental budget, hereby approves and adopts the following supplemental budget in total: Appropriations: 10-1131-000-319-045 - $1,586.25 10-1111-000-319-045 - $1,586.25
BUS CONTRACT 162. Motion by Beckman second by Kari to approve the busing contract with Gene Smith in the amount of $71,954.80 for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried.
Means of Finance 10-4900 Federal REAP Grant $3,172.50
41674.40
427.14 18835.34
22.97 13187.52
Intermediate Sources: County Apportionment State Sources: State Aid Medicaid Mineral Lease Medicaid Direct
SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND HANDS ON HEALTH PT, SPEC ED SERVICES, 937.31; VEAL, JENNIFER, TRAVEL, 244.72; WORKERS COMP FUND, INSURANCE, 750.00 TOTAL SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND 1,932.03 2827.34 40000.00 3979.94 2396.43 43257.91
CONTRACT APPROVAL 163. Motion by Arneson second by Kari to approve the contracts of Danelle Gerbracht as assistant cook($8.85/hour), Janelle Goddard as High School Secretary($9.50/hour) and Donna Keller as Kindergarten Teacher($36,544.00) & Special Ed Director ($1,052.00) for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried. CLOSE SENIOR ACCOUNT 164. Motion by Arneson second by Thompson to close the 2013 Senior Account and move it to the Student Council fund in the amount of $489.15. Motion carried. TSP CONTRACT APPROVAL 165. Motion by Thompson second by Arneson to approve the contract with TSP Engineering firm in the amount of $35,620.00 for an evaluation of the school buildings. Motion carried.
IMPACT AID FUND: OSCAR SMITH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Total Receipts: Total Disbursements: Cash on Hand 6-30-13 Invested In Securities
6011.28
$81,551.36 -897.23 7780.13 3795.14 $3087.76
19535.77 26485.03 12733.82 49715.29
48726.76
ADVANCE PAYMENTS, MONTHLY REIMBURSEMENT, 480.00; DAKOTA FEED, GAS, 49.46; WORKERS COMP FUND, INSURANCE, 500.00 TOTAL SCHOOL LUNCH FUND 1,029.46
TRUST AND AGENCY Disbursements:
SCHOOL LUNCH FUND Receipts Disbursements Ending Balance
$296,051.81
Total Payroll for June-$181,787.26 Elem-$65,192.04; Junior High$10,656.51; High School-$38,058.31; Title-$11,535.23; Library-$10,751.63; Network Managers-$1,506.12; Board of Education-$2,750.00; Office of the Supt-$5,556.25; Secretaries-$4,647.14; Fiscal-$2,626.50; Custodial-$4,978.69; Co-curricular-$4,141.84; Special Ed$16,788.81; School Lunch-$2,598.19 DELEGATIONS NONE
WORKMAN’S COMP 166. Motion by Kari second by Thompson to approve the resolution allowing board members coverage under the District’s Worker’s Compensation Package at no cost to the District. Motion carried.
[Published July 25, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $99.59.]
Revenues: General Fund May Reimbursement FCCLA Refund History Day Rooms-Parents Thespians Play SophomoresCandy Sales Dacotah BankInterest
The Flower Box Graduation Supplies 120.00 35.90 P FleetGas 221.50 National FFA Supplies Bison Food Store Supplies 162.71 302.42 Shell Fleet Plus Gas 8.00 Mom’s Place Supplies Petty CashChange Bag150.00 Concessions SNA of SD 445.00 Registration Fee BSN Car Wash 55.00 Vehicle Wash 73.59 Petty Cash Postage Hill City Schools Golf Fees 45.00 SNA of SD 35.00 Registration Fee Kristen Seidel 301.57 Project Shipping Classic Cleaning 440.74 Carpet Cleaning 2414.16 659.94
APPROVE CONTINGENCY TRANSFERS 160. Motion by Arneson second by Kari to approve the contingency transfers listed below for the 2012-2013 school year. Motion carried. 10-2311-110, Board Salary 700.00 10-2311-210, Board OASI 21.31 10-2315-319, Legal Services, 7620.20 10-2311-334, Board Travel 439.90 10-2311-340, Publishing Minutes 339.84 10-2311-350, Advertising 975.79 10-6500-110, Activity Drivers 594.50 10-6500-210, Activity Driver OASI 4.52 10-6500-323, Activity Repairs 470.00 10-6910-110, Athletic Director Salary 2,000.00 10-6910-210, Athletic Director OASI 126.63 10-6910-334, Athletic Director Travel 33.21 10-6910-640, Athletic Director Dues 160.00 $13,485.90
TOWN OF BISON CONTRACT FOR USE OF BUS 167. Motion by Arneson second by Thompson to approve the contract with the Town of Bison for the use of the bus for open swimming. Motion carried. The Town will reimburse the District for all costs associated with the open swimming dates. 168. Motion by Beckman second by Arneson to adjourn the 2012-2013 school year. Motion carried. Chairman relinquishes the chair to Business Manager Crow. Crow administers the oaths of office to the new board members and to the business manager and assistant business manager. Crow calls the first meeting of the 2013-2014 school year to order and asks for nominations for chairman. Thompson nominates Kvale as Chairman. There being no other nominations from the floor; 001. Beckman motions to cease all nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Kvale; second by Kari. Motion carried. Crow relinquishes the chair to the newly elected Chairman Kvale. Kvale called for nominations for Vice Chairman. Thompson nominates Beckman. There being no other nominations from the floor; 002. Motion by Thompson second by continued on next page
360.00 527.25 16.80 1.79
continued from previous page Arneson to cease all nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Beckman as Vice Chairman. Motion carried.
OFFICIAL DESIGNATIONS 003. Motion by Arneson second by Thompson to designate the Bison Courier as its official newspaper, Dacotah Bank-Bison and Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union as its official depositories, Bus. Mgr. Crow, Ass’t Johnson, with the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Superintendent as official signatories on all funds and to give authorization to deposit and invest all funds in the best interest of the District in the above named depositories; the Bison School Office, 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. as the official meeting time and place; Superintendent Azevedo as Administrator and authorized representative of the School Lunch; Bus. Mgr. Crow and Ass’t Johnson as the official signatories and custodians of the Trust & Agency Accounts; Janelle Goddard, Bus. Mgr. Crow and Ass’t Johnson as school lunch accountants; Dan Kvale as the School Lunch Hearing Official; Joyce Matthews as the Homeless Liaison Official and Supt. Azevedo as the Migrant Student Liaison. Motion carried. SET LUNCH PRICES, TICKET PRICES, ADMISSION FEES & SUBSTITUTE FEES 004. Motion by Kari second by Arneson to increase the meal tickets by .50/meal ($3.50-Students and $4.25Adults) for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried.
RESIGNATION 011. Motion by Beckman second by Kari to accept the resignation of Mesha Larson as Math Teacher. Motion carried. NWAS REPORT No report.
school audit. Motion carried.
NOTES Teaching Positions Freshman Impact-Faith Supt. Conference House Issues
012. Motion by Arneson second by Thompson to adjourn the meeting at 9:55 p.m. Motion carried. Dan Kvale, Chairman Bonnie Crow, Business Manager
DATE: July 11, 2013 TIME HELD: 11:00 A.m. KIND OF MEETING: Special WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Arneson, Beckman, Kari, Thompson MEMBERS ABSENT: Kvale OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Azevedo, Bus Mgr. Crow, Asst. Bus. Mgr. Johnson, TSP Engineers and Architects, Lita Wells Connie Aaker, Bristol Palmer, Janelle Goddard VICE CHAIRMAN BECKMAN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER WITH A CALL FOR THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
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Azevedo, Marilyn Crow, Bonnie Johnson, Colette
2013-2014 BISON SCHOOL STAFF
Business Manager Ass’t Bus. Mgr. Superintendent
Bonacci, Elizabeth Brixey, Julia Carmichael, Shawnda
9-12 English Oral Interp School Play
$16.50/Hr. 13.00/Hr.
$65,000.00
K-12 Spec Ed JH Language Arts 7-12 Science Pre-Algebra NHS Prom Advisor
$30,000.00 1,004.00 1,004.00
$33,996.00
$33,632.00 502.00 788.00
Chapman, Kalin Holder, Brian Kahler, Darla1st Keller, Donna
[Published July 25, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $124.45.]
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that sealed bids will be received by the Bison School District #52-1, at the Business Office, Bison, SD. 57620 BID #1 - Coal Hauling (Wyoming Coal) approximately 200 ton, to be delivered to the Bison School District as needed for the 2013-2014 school year.
BID REQUEST BISON SCHOOL DISTRICT #52-1
TSP ENGINEERING FIRM Discussion on the walk-through that had been done by the engineers and architects. A proposal of needed improvements will be presented to the board. CONTRACT APPROVAL 013. Motion by Arneson second by Kari to approve the contract of Brian Holder as K-12 Music Teacher for the 20132014 school year in the amount of $34,318.00. Motion carried. 014. Motion by Arneson second by Kari to approve the contract of Eric Terrell as Math Teacher for the 2013-2014 school year in the amount of $32,700.00. Motion carried. 015. Motion by Thompson second by Kari to adjourn the meeting at 1:45 p.m. Motion carried. Dan Beckman, Vice Bonnie Crow, Bus. Mgr.
Grade 1
K-12 Music Spanish E Mentor Band/Chorus Kindergarten Spec Ed Director 2nd Grade
K-12 Physical Ed Head VB
$31,448.00 2,644.00 2,218.00 32,100.00
$33,632.00
Kopren, Beverly Kopren, Heidi Kopren, Tarina Landphere, Abby Matthews, Joyce Miles, Shelby
$36,544.00 1,052.00 $39,820.00 $37,636.00
3rd Grade
4th Grade 1/2FACS FCCLA
Geography/Health JH SS/Language Arts
$34,346.00
33,500.00
005. Motion by Thompson second by Beckman to set admission fees at $4.00 for adults ($35.00-season pass) and $2.00 for students ($12.50 season pass) for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried. All staff will be issued a season pass and game workers will be allowed in free if working that event. 006. Motion by Kari second by Arneson to set the substitute pay at $85.00 for certified staff and $75.00 for non-certified staff for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried. ADOPT STATE RATES 007. Motion by Thompson second by Arneson to adopt state rates for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried.
BID #2- Propane gas for the Bison School District to be delivered as needed during the 2013-2014 school year.
Ryen, Christi M. Seaman, Roxie
5th Grade
Chairman
Bids will be opened August 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. MDT at the Business Office. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids should be clearly marked. Bison School District #52-1 Bonnie Crow, Business Manager P O Box 9 Bison, SD. 57620
[Published July 25, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $16.58.]
Seidel, Kristen
Stockert, Michelle Terrell, Eric Waddell, Joyce
History/Government Computers/Acct Desktop Publishing Yearbook 7-12 Math Librarian 6th Grade
Title I
Ag Teacher FFA
$38,000.00 $33,996.00 1,662.00
$20,092.00 1,662.00
$39,456.00
$30,000.00 1,290.00
30,700.00
$35,088.00
BACKGROUND CHECK 008. Motion by Kari second by Thompson to pay for all background checks for new hires effective with the 20132014 school year. Motion carried.
ELIGIBILITY POLICY CHANGE Supt. Azevedo presented the board with a proposed change to the eligibility policy for the first reading.
[Published July 18 and July 25, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $23.40.]
Custodial Staff Aaker, Connie Peacock, Becky
$44,646.64 12.29/Hr. 11.79 11.25 8.85 10.30 9.50 11.00 11.40 10.20 10.20 8.85/Hr. 27.50/Night 40.00/Night
School Lunch Staff Drown, Camille Gerbracht, Danelle Secretarial Staff Palmer, Bristol Goddard, Janelle
Head Custodian Ass’t Custodian Head Cook Ass’t Cook Elementary Secretary High School Secretary Special Ed Aide Title I Aide Special Ed Aide Aide
HEAD START CONTRACT No action taken as the rates for lunch prices were changed. BUDGET DISCUSSION-8:00 p.m. (See attachment “A”) Discussion on the proposed budget.
Paraprofessionals Kelli Birkeland Heidi Collins Londa Hendrickson Nina LoperSpecial Ed
009. Motion by Arneson second by Kari to approve the 2013-2014 Budget in the amount of $1,548,937.00 in the General Fund; $578,550.00 in the Capital Outlay Fund; $175,317.00 in the Special Ed Fund; $40,000.00 in the Pension Fund; $15,000.00 in the Impact Aid Fund and $73,100.00 in the School Lunch Fund. Motion carried. APPROVAL OF AUDIT FIRM 010. Motion by Thompson second by Kari to approve the contract in the amount of $10,275.00 of Cahill Bauer & Associates, LLC for the 2012-2013
Part-Time Kitchen/Custodial/Secretarial Help Ticket Sellers Concessions
[Published July 25, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $97.76.]
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Attachment “A” 2013 - 2014 Bison School District Budget
APPROPRIATIONS Instruction 1100 Regular Programs 1110 Elementary 1120 Junior High 1130 High School 1200 Special Programs 1221 Mild/Moderate Disabilities 1222 Severe Disabilities 1226 Early Childhood 1227 Prolonged 1270 Title TOTAL INSTRUCTION GENERAL FUND CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND 4 000.00 2 500.00 20 000.00 800.00 84 837.00 $880 487.00 1 000.00 400.00 $27 300.00 SPEC ED FUND
RETIREMENT FUND 17 000.00 3 500.00 13 000.00
SCHOOL LUNCH FUND
IMPACT AID FUND
397 250.00 74 100.00 324 300.00
26 000.00 90 250.00 17 100.00 $133 350.00
Support Services 2100 Support Services 2120 Guidance 2130 Health Services 2140 Psychological 2150 Speech Programs 2170 Occupational Programs 2200 Support Services Instruction 2210 Improve of Inst. 2220 Educational Media 2227 Tech in School 2300 General Support Services 2310 Board of Education 2320 Executive Admin 2400 Support Services/School Adm 2410 Principal Office 2490 Medicaid Fee 2500 Support/Business 2520 Fiscal Services 2530 Facilities/Acquisition And Construction 2540 Operation/Maint 2550 Pupil Trans 2560 School Lunch 2700 Support-Special Ed TOTAL SUPPORT 6000 Cocurricular Activities 6100 Male Cocurricular 6200 Female Cocurr 6500 Transportation 6900 Combined Act TOTAL COCURRICULAR 7000 Contingencies TOTAL CONTINGENCIES 8100 Transfers Out TOTAL TRANS OUT
$33 500.00
13 903.00 60 450.00 3500.00
6 300.00 12 917.00 20 000.00 4 500.00 2 700.00 1 300.00
29 050.00 93 950.00 55 500.00 500.00 48 400.00 135 447.00 90 000.00 $532 100.00 26 600.00 23 600.00 19 000.00 38 550.00 $107 750.00 15 000.00 $15 000.00
1 500.00
2 500.00
50 000.00 482 500.00 12 750.00 $578 550.00
2 750.00 $41 967.00
6 500.00
$73 100.00
73 100.00
TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS, TRANSFERS $1 548 937.00 AND RESERVES MEANS OF FINANCE 1000 Revenue from Local Sources 1110 Ad Valorem Taxes 1140 Gross Receipts 1190 Penalties/Interest TOTAL TAXES 1510 Interest TOTAL EARNINGS
13 600.00 $13 600.00
15,000.00 $591 550.00 $175 317.00 $40 000.00 $73 100.00 $15,000.00
578 000.00 65 000.00 2 000.00 $645 000.00 2 500.00 $2 500.00 9 500.00 $9 500.00
279 798.00 $279 798.00 1 500.00 $1 500.00
175 317.00 $175 317.00
40 000.00 $40 000.00
1700 Admissions TOTAL COCURRICULAR
1610 School Lunch Sales to Students 1620 School Lunch Sales to Adults 1630 Other Sales TOTAL SALES SCHOOL LUNCH 1920 Contributions 1990 Other Revenue TOTAL LOCAL SOURCES 2110 County Apport TOTAL INTERMEDIATE 3110 Unrestricted Grants TOTAL GRANTS 4120 Unrestricted/Fed 4150 Restricted/Fed TOTAL GRANTS
30 000.00 5 500.00
1 000.00 4 500.00 $5 500.00 6 000.00 $6 000.00
4 000.00 $39 500.00
522 990.00 $522 990.00 15 700.00 98 740.00 $114 440.00 $.00 $.00
15,000.00
$15,000.00 continued on next page
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continued from previous page 4210 Revenue in Lieu of Taxes TOTAL REVENUE GENERAL FUND
2013 - 2014 Bison School District Budget
CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND SPEC ED FUND RETIREMENT FUND
4810 Federal Reimbursement TOTAL FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT 5110 Transfers In TOTAL TRANSFERS IN 5160 TOTAL SURPLUS
40 000.00 $40 000.00
SCHOOL LUNCH FUND
IMPACT AID FUND
15 000.00 15 000.00
$20 000.00
20 000.00 13 600.00 $13 600.00
TOTAL REVENUE FROM ALL SOURCES $1,548 937.00
188 007.00 $188 007.00
[Published July 25, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $273.84.]
$578 550.00
297 252.00 $297 252.00
$175 317.00
$40 000.00
$73 100.00
PROJECT: PCRW - HWY 75 Booster Station, Bison, SD BID DEADLINE:August 08, 2013 4:30 p.m. MT NOTICE: Sealed bids for the above project will be received at the office of the Owner, Perkins County Rural Water System, Inc., 104 West Main Street, Bison, SD 57620 until the Bid Deadline. Bids received after this time will not be accepted. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud at 4:30 p.m., August 08, 2013 at the office of PCRWS, Bison, South Dakota. All interested parties are invited to attend. The general construction work covered by these Plans and Specifications shall include all labor, tools, materials and equipment required for construction of an Underground, Factory-Built, Booster Station, all appurtenances, minor piping; and all other miscellaneous site work as shown in the plans. Work shall be commenced within ten (10) calendar days after date of written Notice to Proceed and shall be substantially complete by October 31, 2013, and ready for final completion by November 15, 2013. BID SECURITY: A Bid must be accompanied by Bid security made payable to OWNER in an amount of 5% of Bidder’s maximum Bid price and in the form of a certified check issued by a state or national bank, or in lieu thereof a bid bond for 10% of Bidder’s maximum Bid price issued by a surety authorized to do business in the state of South Dakota and meeting the requirements of paragraphs 5.01 and 5.02 of the General Conditions. QUALIFICATIONS: Bidder shall submit a Statement of Bidder’s Qualifications to the Owner with their Bid. RIGHTS RESERVED: The Owner reserves the right to waive irregularities, to reject any or all bids, and to defer acceptance of any bid for a period not to exceed thirty (30) calendar days after the date the bids are re-
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 00030
ceived. All bids will be made on the basis of cash payment for such work. The Owner further reserves the right to award the Contract in the best interests of the Owner. In estimating the least cost to the Owner as one of the factors in deciding the award of the Contract, the Owner will consider, in addition to the bid prices, the experience and responsibility of the Bidder. BIDDING DOCUMENTS All work is to be in accordance with the Bidding Documents which may be examined at the following locations: Engineer: KBM, Inc., 405 Bruce Avenue – Suite 200, Grand Forks, ND 58201 Owner: Perkins County Rural Water System, Inc., 104 West Main St., Bison, SD 57620 Builders Exchanges: Construction Industry Center, Rapid City, SD Bismarck-Mandan Builders Exchange, Mandan, ND Sioux Falls Builder Exchange, Sioux Falls, SD Plains Builders Exchange, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD Builders & Traders Exchange, Fargo, ND Construction Plans Exchange, Bismarck ND In accordance with South Dakota Codified Law 5-18B-1, the agency, upon request, furnish at least one copy of the plans and specifications, without charge to each contractor resident in South Dakota who intends, in good faith, to bid upon the project. The agency may require the return of the copy at the time of the opening of bids. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Engineer (701)
772-7156 upon receipt of Seventy-Five Dollars ($75.00 ), NON-REFUNDABLE, for each set of documents. STATE AND FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS: State prevailing wage rates are applicable to this project, not less than the minimum rates as determined by the Davis-Bacon Act must be paid on this project and that the contractor and/or subcontractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, or natural origin. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President's Executive Order 11246, as amended by Executive Order’s 11375 and 12086 and subsequent regulations. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with Executive Orders 11625 and 12138. The requirements for bidders and contractors, under this regulation and executive order, concern utilization of minority business enterprises (MBE), small businesses (SB), and labor surplus area businesses (LSAB). The goal for MBE is 1.0% of the total dollar value of the project. The goal for the WBE is 4.0% of the total dollar value of the project. By order of Perkins County Rural Water System, Inc., Bison, SD. Dated this 28th day of June, 2013. By Doyle Udager, Manager Perkins County Rural Water System, Inc. [Published July 18 and July 25, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $104.64.]
Date: July 25, 2013 Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. MDT Place: Dakota Lodge - Meeting Room 5 10th Street East Lemmon, South Dakota 57638 The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold an open house style public meeting to discuss and receive public input on the above projects. The open house will be informal, with one on one discussion with SDDOT design staff. A presentation will take place shortly after 5:30 p.m. MDT. Afterwards, SDDOT staff will be available with displays to discuss the proposed projects and answer your questions. During this time, you will also have the opportunity to present written comments. Information will be available on the acquisition of right of way and relocation assistance. These projects are being developed in compliance with state and federal environmental regulations. Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this public meeting is being held in a physically accessible place. Any individuals with disabilities who will require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the public meeting should submit a request to the department’s ADA Coordinator at 605-773-3540 or 1-800-877-1113 (Telecommunication Relay Services for the Deaf). Please request the accommodations no later than 2 business days prior to the meeting in order to ensure accommodations are available. All persons interested in these projects are invited to attend this meeting to share your views and concerns any time between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. MDT. For further information regarding these projects, contact Mark Leiferman, Chief Roadway Design Engineer at 605-773-3433. Information presented at the Public Meeting/Open House will be posted on the SDDOT web site after the meeting at HYPERLINK "http://sddot.com/dot/publicmeetings/default.aspx" http://sddot.com/dot/publicmeetings/default.aspx.
Project NH-PH 0012(168)80 & P-PH 0073(60)229; PCN O2QB & 023A; PERKINS COUNTY US12 from North Dakota State Line to Lemmon & SD73 from Flat Creek Lake to Jct. with US12 Shoulder Widening, Structures and Right of Way
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING/ OPEN HOUSE
[Published July 18 and July 25 at the total approximate cost of $61.10 per week.]
Page 18 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 25, 2013 Grand River Roundup ............................................................... By Betty Olson
No rain this week so everyone’s busy in the hayfield. The last couple weeks have been hot with the mercury occasionally creeping into triple digits and the grain is starting to ripen. Jan Swan Wood came up from Newell Tuesday to interview Bob Hanson for a story in the Tri-State Livestock News. We met in Reva and I took her to Bison to meet Bobby. At 94 years of age, Bob has led a very interesting life. He was born and raised in the river breaks north of Bison and knew most of the old cowboys around this area. Bob started breaking horses at the ripe old age of eight. Besides being an excellent horseman, he’s also a blacksmith, a welder, a carpenter, and does beautiful woodwork on a lathe. He was also a boxer and rode racehorses for Nels Fogh and other horse people around the area. After joining the army in 1941 as a member of the 15th Cavalry, Sgt. Hanson was injured in France when his armored car was hit by an incendiary shell. A German aid worker found him suffering from terrible burns with the bones in both feet smashed by the shell that passed through the vehicle and killed his driver. After the aid worker saved his life, he was taken captive by the Germans and spent the next four years as a prisoner of war. We thought it would only take an hour or so for the interview, but Bob was so interesting that it turned into an all day project. I can hardly wait to read Jan’s story! After I got home Tuesday evening Reub and I headed toward Lemmon to hear the author of “Heaven Is For Real” speak. We had a flat tire just as we got to Hettinger, the first one we’d had on this vehicle, and we had quite a time getting it changed. Thankfully, it went flat right in front of Alliance Ag and Dale Nash was buying some stuff in there. While Reub was reading the manual and trying to figure out how to get the doughnut out from under the car, Dale came to our rescue, thank goodness! After Dale and Reub got the doughnut put on, we headed back home since it was after hours and no one was around to fix the flat. Thanks Dale! Sunday night coming back from Bible study at Sharon and Lester Longwood’s, the same tire went flat. It was dark out, but we had a flashlight and kinda remembered how the tire changing deal worked. As soon as we started to jack up the car along came Everett Johnson with his cordless impact wrench, ready to remove the lug nuts! Everett and Leo Strid were haying for Lester Longwood and were moving machinery when Everett saw us parked along the road. We attracted a crowd. Pastor Brad and Linda Abelseth stopped on their way back to Rapid City and John and Corinne Erickson swung by to check on us just as Leo Strid pulled up with his tractor and baler. There is hardly ever any traffic on the almost forty miles of gravel road between our ranch and Longwood’s, but there was no shortage of folks stopping by to help out that night. I’ve told you before that we live in the greatest spot on earth and this just reinforced my opinion. Thanks to our friends we made it safely back home over that long, lonely gravel road! We’re back in the chicken business. Casey’s bunch went up to our Horse Creek pasture Thursday and picked up a dozen young hens from Kaye Smith on the way home. I put the chickens in the barn and hopefully have the coons locked out. Wish me luck? Bob Hanson rode to Spearfish with me on Saturday for the Campfire Show at the Western Heritage Center that afternoon. The Heritage Center was celebrating the National Day of the American Cowboy, focusing on early-day ranchers and cowboys in Harding and Perkins Counties. Ken Williams and Kevin Willey joined Bob, Peggy Ables and me on the stage. Bob shared some of his experiences growing up with the old cowboys in Perkins County. Kevin told stories about Dode Willey, his great grandfather who rode for the big cattle outfits. Ken gave us the history of his grandfather Billy Clanton, who came north with the Cross Anchor and Laurel Leaf herds, and the story of the Clanton’s cousins involved in the gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone. We called Donn Hett up to the stage to tell about his mother’s brother, Howard McCrorey, winning the steer wrestling finals at the Madison Square Gardens in New York City in 1941. The Campfire Show featured Tennessee Vaughn, foreman of the Turkey Track, and Peggy Ables related his history. Several of Tennessee’s relatives were in the crowd, including granddaughters Shirley Melum and Ella Oleson. The Cowboy Show was held in the theater at the Heritage Center and having all those cowboys gathered there together reminded me of this: A cowboy lay sprawled across three seats in a movie theater. When the usher came by and noticed this, he whispered to the cowboy, "Sorry, sir, but you're only allowed one seat." The cowboy groaned but didn't budge. The usher became more impatient: "Sir, if you don't get up from there I'm going to have to call the manager." Once again, the cowboy just groaned. The usher marched briskly back up the aisle, and in a moment he returned with the manager. Together the two of them tried to move the cowboy, but with no success. Finally they summoned the police. The cops surveyed the situation briefly then asked, "All right buddy, what's your name?" "Fred," the cowboy moaned. "Where’d ya come from, Fred?" asked the cop. With terrible pain in his voice, and without moving a muscle, Fred replied, "the balcony."
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FOR SALE FOR SALE: Alfalfa seed, grass seed and high test alfalfa hay. Delivery available and volume discount available. Call 798-5413. B1-11tp ice environment preferred. Interested applicants should submit a resume and job application to Penny J Nelson, Manager, Customer Service & Internal Operations, Grand Electric Cooperative, Inc., PO Box 39, Bison, SD 57620, telephone 605-244-5211. GEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Deadline for submitting resumes is July 31, 2013. B5-2tc
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tact Supt. Lenk at Dupree School (605) 365-5138. ARLINGTON SCHOOL IS SEEKING a 9-12 Science Teacher, W/WO extracurricular duties as needed, for the 2013-14 school year. To obtain a certified application www.arlington.k12.sd.us or the business office. To apply send application, a copy of college transcript and teaching certificate, with resume to: Chris Lund, Superintendent, 306 S. Main, PO Box 359, Arlington, SD 57212. Open until filled. EOE.
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Bison Housing & Redevelopment Commission is seeking applicants for a part-time maintenance position for the Homestead Heights housing facility. A job description can be picked up on Mondays or Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at the management office at Homestead Heights. Resumes must be sent to BH&RC, PO Box 186, Bison, SD 57620 and received no later than August 9, 2013. For more information, call 244-5473. Homestead Heights is an equal opportunity employer. B5-4tc Now taking applications: The Perkins County Director of Equalization Office is now taking applications for a full time Deputy II. Must be detail oriented and able to work well independently. High school diploma or GED and valid driver’s license required. State training provided, Must complete Appraiser Certification Courses and obtain State Certification within 1 Year. Continuing Education and travel are required. A working knowledge of legal descriptions and Microsoft Office also a plus. Please submit your county application and or resume to Perkins County Director of Equalization, Rownea Gerbracht, PO Box 6, Bison, SD 57620 or contact Perkins County Equalization office at 605-244-5623 (office) 605490-1594 (cell) or rownea@perkinscounty.org for more information
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