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Volume 30 Number 3 July 5, 2012
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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
Bison Courier
Successful second annual Kam Arneson ranch rodeo
Burkhalter wins Hershey State Title in mile run
On Saturday, June 23, Daniel Burkhalter traveled to Pierre, SD to participate in the State Hershey Track Meet. Daniel competed in the 1314 year old age division and won the mile run (1600m) with a time of 5:00.91. He also finished 3rd in the 800m run (2:20). His win in the mile makes it possible for him to be selected to the national team which will compete in Hershey, Pennsylvania in August. The selection process takes place in about two weeks and Daniel is hoping his name makes the list. Daniel is the 12 year old son of Brad and Jennifer Burkhalter of Prairie City.
Daniel Burkhalter takes the lead from Davis Johnson of Sioux Falls and doesn't look back.
Gov. Daugaard announces $131,000 loan for Perkins County rural water system
Max Loughlin and Wil Kolb, featured in the cow milking, compete on a team together. An enthusiastic crowd greeted the second annual Kam Arneson Memorial Ranch Rodeo on the evening of June 30th. The festivities began around four o’clock in the afternoon with the Calcutta. Nine teams entered and were auctioned off by John Peck. Events in the Ranch Rodeo included cattle sorting, trailer loading, cow milking, and team branding. Brad Mackaben served as the man with the microphone and announced the rodeo. Narrciso Acosta, Tom Hardy, and Allen Wick judged the events. The team that finished in the lead at the end of the evening was the Henderickson team which was made up of father and son, Bruce and Layton Henderickson, Chad Mackaben, and Ronnie Mackaben. The second place team was the Geriatrics Gigalows which was made up of Eric Arneson, Bruce Hendrickson, Chad Mackaben, and Rick Plaggemeyer. Coming in third place was the Storm team which was made up of Scott Storm, Collin Palmer, Cam Miles, and Clint Anderson. There were several entries in the sheep tipi-ing contest which is where a small herd of sheep was let loose in the arena and two partners were supposed to catch a sheep and put the supplied tipi over the sheep then run hand in hand back to the finish line. Reed Arneson and Trig Clark finished first followed by Carrietta Schalesky and Arika Morgan in second. The third place team was brothers, Kyle and Lane Kopren. Many children also enjoyed competing in goat milking. At the end of the day the Top Hand award was given to Max Loughlin. Cody Ferguson received the Top Horse award, and Chad Mackaben received the Hard Luck award. The rodeo ended around 7:30 pm giving the audience and contestants time to get ready for the Party in the Park. The rodeo was held in memory of Kam Arneson who passed away in October of 2010 after a long battle with brest cancer.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $131,000 low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to add a booster station for the Perkins County Rural Water System. The entire loan amount was awarded as principal forgiveness, which eliminates any repayment obligation. “This loan will help Perkins County Rural Water System add a booster station that will provide better water pressure and more reliable water service as more customers are connected to the regional water system,” the Governor said. The new booster station will be located three miles north of the junction of South Dakota Highways 75 and 20. The award will cover the total estimated cost of the project. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects. One of the program requirements is that some of the funds be provided as a subsidy. Principal forgiveness is a subsidy option that results in a reduced loan repayment amount for the borrower. The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.
Kid Dakota will be performing July 8 at Besler’s Cadillac Ranch! Garbage will be picked up July 5th at regular time
Highlights & Happenings
Bridal Shower for Angela Fields bride elect of Chase Kari, July 21, 2 p.m. at the Grand Social room. Wedding Shower for Brandi (Steichen) Baysinger, bride of Shiloh Baysinger, on Sunday, July 8, at 2:00 p.m. at the Grand Electric Social Room.
Sheep Tipi contestants are lined up and ready
Please join us for cake and ice cream to celebrate Jim Judy’s 90th Birthday on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:30 pm at the Beckman Memorial Wesleyan Church in Prairie City. Let your presence be your gift!
Register for swimming lessons!! Lessons will be July 9 20 the price is still only $20.00. Contact Kelli Nelson for information 970-556-2359, must be registered by June 29th.
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Many of the community attended a 97th birthday party for Bernie Rose Friday at Smoky’s. Laurie and Danci Hoff visited with Fred and Bev Schopp Wednesday to help out. Saturday, Connie Hourigan spent the day with Fred and Bev Schopp and helped with various chores. Katie and Kelly Schopp dropped in several times to help their grandmother, Bev Schopp.
Meadow News ........ByTiss Treib
Tuesday, Carolyn Petik attended the Farmers Union Camp in McIntosh in the morning. Tuesday afternoon and evening, Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended the Range Tour at the Dennis and Shari Evenson ranch. Thursday, Carolyn Petik visited with her mother, Irene Young. EmiLou and Mark Ebarle and Mary Ellen Fried spent Tuesday through Thursday with Bob and Lillian Bohnet. ON their way
home, they went through Mobridge and visited at the home of Chris and Mary Fried and family through Sunday. Sunday supper guests of Mary Ellen Fried, EmiLou and Mark Ebarle were Kendra McIntyre, Greg and Peggy Fried, Leif and Larissa Anderson and children, Duane and Dawn Fried and Herb Fried. Goat milking contestants at the Ranch Rodeo
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Hot enough for you? Its been a scorcher around here this week. Casey put the air conditioner in for me on Monday when it was only 93 degrees. Tuesday the thermometer registered 107 degrees in the shade and it was a whole lot hotter south of here. Trig and the boys had football camp in Buffalo Monday. Taz joined the former HCHS players to help out. Quite a few junior high boys participated and everyone had a good time. The camp wouldn't have been nearly as much fun in the triple digit heat on Tuesday. I went to Prairie City before Sophia Blomberg's burial service in Hoover that afternoon and saw an interesting sight. A shirtless guy was riding a bicycle between Prairie City and Reva. The thermometer on my car said 105 degrees when I went by him the first time and 106 degrees when I came by him the second time. By that time he was walking the bike down the highway, but since he ignored me when I waved at him, I just let him walk. What an idiotic activity on such a hot day! There was a shower near Costel-
Grand River Roundup.........................................................By Betty Olson
loís on my way to Sophiaís memorial service. The thermometer read 109 degrees when the first drops hit my windshield and the temperature dropped to 88 degrees within two miles. That little bit of rain evaporated as soon as it hit the ground and was over in just a minute or two. The temperature started back up and when I got to Hoover Leonaís official weather service thermometer at the store registered 113 degrees! We about melted during Sophiaís burial service at the Hoover Cemetery. One of the mourners said his thermometer registered 115 degrees when they left the cemetery for the reception afterward at the Hoover Store. All this dry heat has really raised the fire danger. Fires are raging out of control in ten western states right now, including that massive fire near Fort Collins Colorado and several smaller fires here in western South Dakota. Tommy Fabris lost his baler and rake in a fire east of his parents ranch Friday. He may have baled a branch that started the fire. Tommy had a fire extinguisher, but that wasn't enough to get it stopped. He got his tractor unhooked so it didn't burn and thankfully the fire trucks got there fast enough to keep it from burning a very big area. All of western Dakota is under an extreme fire danger warning, so be careful and keep your fire fighting units ready. Two more mountain lions were killed in residential areas in the Black Hills Tuesday, a grand total of four cougars shot in just 11 days! On June 15, a female was killed by Rapid City police officers on Omaha Street in Rapid City; on Saturday, a female was killed in a machine shed in the northeast Rapid; on Tuesday, another female was killed by Game, Fish & Parks Department officers on a street in Custer; and also on Tuesday, a male mountain lion was shot in a subdivision in north Rapid City. Mountain lions are showing up all across the country. My cousin Charlie White from Michigan wrote me that he and some other hunters had one pay a visit to their tree stand during deer season, even though Michigan DNR claims there are no cougars in Michigan. His daughter and her family live in Fenton, Michigan and they often see a mountain lion cross the school yard behind their house. And in the cherry orchards out there, many migrant workers are refusing to work in some areas because of regular visits of cougars. Mountain lions aren't the only predators we have to worry about. I visited with Jerry Petik at the state high school rodeo finals in Belle last weekend and he told me
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their trapper got the Wildlife Services plane to come to Corson County and they shot 58 coyotes in just one morning! We hear coyotes howling at night and there's a fox den around here somewhere. A hen hatched out twelve baby chicks last week, but we keep them locked up in order to save them from the fox that ate our only rooster. We were sorry to hear about the death of Vonda Westers. Vonda died on June 26th at the hospital in Billings, Montana. Her funeral will be this Monday at the Harding County Rec Center in Buffalo with burial to follow in the Buffalo Cemetery. Wednesday we'll celebrate Independence Day. I wish you all a safe, happy, and fire-free 4th of July. Oh, and keep the fire extinguisher handy! Along with personal responsibility, patriotism doesn't come naturally. Children have to be taught to be take care of themselves and they also need to learn what a blessing it is to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. This teacher is starting her students out the right way: Little Andy was at his first day of school. His teacher, Mrs. White, advises the class that each school day starts with the "Pledge of Allegiance" and instructs them to put their right hand over their heart and repeat after her. As Mrs. White starts the recitation she looks around the room, ìI pledge allegiance to the flag.....î, when her eyes are drawn to Andy who has his hand over the right cheek of his bottom. Andy, I cannot continue till you put your hand over your heart, she demands. Andy looks up and replies, It is over my heart. After several more attempts to get Andy to put his hand over his heart, Mrs. White enquires, Why do you think that is your heart, Andy? Well Miss answers Andy, because every time my Grandma comes to visit she pats me there and says, Bless your little heart, and my Grandma never lies.
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SD summer spotlight and state 4-H livestock judging contest held July 27-29 in Huron
The 2012 South Dakota Summer Spotlight and State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest will be held July 27-29 in Huron, S.D. "The South Dakota Summer Spotlight is designed to highlight South Dakota's youth involved in livestock and provide them with opportunities to showcase their talent," said Rod Geppert, SDSU Extension 4-H Livestock Show Management Coordinator. The event encompasses Beef Cattle, Sheep, Swine and a Market/Meat Goat show. Along with hosting youth beef, swine, sheep and goat shows, it will also be the site of the State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest, South Dakota Youth Beef Ambassador Contest and the South Dakota Born and Bred Lamb Show. "Events like these in combination with the All Beef Breeds Field Day, Sheep and Swine shows will attract a large number of livestock enthusiasts," Geppert said. Last year more than 400 cattle, 300 hogs, 400 sheep and 100 goats exhibited at the event, in addition to the 350 youth who participated in the State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest. In addition, beef exhibitors will have the opportunity to attend a "Stock Show University," fitting clinic, sponsored by Sullivan's Supply on Friday evening. For more information contact, Rod Geppert at (605) 773-8120 or rodney.geppert@sdstate.edu.
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Al and Tiss Treib called briefly on Thelma Sandgren Monday evening. Tiss Treib and Margie Hershey had lunch together in Hettinger Tuesday. Al and Tiss Treib visited with Butch and Carol Mattis in Hettinger Tuesday evening. They also visited with Crystal Mattis and Christian Colgrove. Tiss Treib and LaKrista Allen spent time together Thursday afternoon. Al Treib stopped in at Thelma Sandgren’s Thursday. Friday, Thelma went to Hettinger and enjoyed lunch with Gladys Merwin and then visited at the Nursing Home. She then went straight home, as it was too hot to stop anywhere. Brady Ham
Rosebud News ................By Tiss Treib
stopped in later and Thelma accompanied him to check cattle. Saturday, Thelma Sandgren spent time in Bison with Matthew Sandgren before he leaves for Houston. Sunday, Steve, Susie, Rachel and Natalie Sandgren came out and had dinner with Thelma Sandgren. It was so nice. Marcie and Kylee Sandgren called on Thelma Sandgren Sunday evening. Duane Meink called on John and Shirley Johnson several times Sunday for coffee. Max Smebakken was a Sunday dinner guest of John and Shirley Johnson. Rebecca Askew and a friend Christine visited with Helen
Meink and did a few odd jobs Saturday. Chris and Anna Block, Ken Miller, Chet and Mandy Anderson and family, Eric and Charity Newman and girls, Todd and Anna Buer, Jim Anderson were Sunday supper guests of Nolan and Linda Seim and family and helped Logan celebrate his 6th birthday. The Anderson girls, Greta and Ella are spending the night with Jasmine. Monday, Albert Keller arrived home from work. Tuesday the Keller house was moved onto it’s new foundation. Thursday the barn found it’s new home. Bert and Pat Keller, Peter and Fauniel Keller of Trail City arrived to spend the day with Albert, Bridget and Lil Albert.
* * * Red, White, and Blue * * * Independence Day and Boss Cowman Sale!!! Floaties, canning supplies, houseware, camping gear, bird feeders, and much more! Paint sale continues thru August
Only crazy people go looking for trouble. The rest of us try to a v o i d h a v i n g t r o u b l e s a s m u c h a s p o s s i bl e . S o , w h e n t r o u bl e comes, we ask, “Why me? I have done everything I can to avoid t h i n g s l i k e t h i s . W h y i s t h i s h a p p e n i n g t o m e , G o d? ” ( L i k e drought, etc.) While we all start there, people of faith do not stay there. Because people of faith believe that there is a God and He is a kind and loving God who rewards those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). So, faith people know that, while they may not know why it is happening, they know that things happen for a reason. One of the reasons that God allows troubles to come to us is to make Him more real to us, and to encourage us to trust Him more. Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various tri als, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1:2-4 NAS) The Greek word translated “testing” here is borrowed from the refining process for precious metals like silver or gold where they are heated so that the impurities rise to the top. The only way to get rid of the “junk” is to cook it out where it can then be skimmed off and thrown away. That is what troubles do to the faith person. In the midst of loss and pain, their attention is refocused away from what they can lose, like earthly things, and is locked more solidly on that which can never be taken away from them, like God’s love and eternal relationship with Him and His Son, Jesus. But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39 NAS)
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Groundcover Solutions
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Sometimes grass is not always the answer when it comes to keeping the ground covered and green. Grass can be difficult to keep nice under trees, deep shady areas, on slopes too steep to mow, or where you just want less maintenance. The answer could be using groundcovers and there are several that will do pretty well here. Fortunately, numerous spreading perennials do an equally good job protecting the soil and crowding out weeds while producing a bounty of beautiful blooms. The best ground covers for smaller spaces are those that have a long season of bloom but typically need light trimming or deadheading after the first flush to keep the
flowers coming. Walkers low catmint is an example of such a groundcover, clip it after that first flush of blooms and see it repeat with a lovely mound of light blue/purple flowers. Veronica longifolia (Speedwell) is hardy Zone 4-8 and Veronica pectinata (Blue Woolly speedwell) is hardy zone 3-7 and flowers through most of the season if deadheaded or trimmed after first flush. Evergreen ground covers bring color and texture to your landscape year around and take less than half the upkeep of maintaining a lawn. Pachysandra is hardy Zones 3 to 8, it needs rich well drained soil in partial shade. Others such as Common bearberry
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(Kinnikinnick) Zone 2-6, Eijah Blue (Blue fesue grass) Zone 4-8, some junipers Zone 3-9, Pink Chabel (common Spotted deadnettles) and Blue phlox Zone4-8. If you’re looking for a beautiful plant that thrives with virtual neglect, a creeping sedum just might fit the bill. Sedums strut their stuff where many other plants dare not venture. They make themselves at home in poor soil, drought conditions, part shade, full sun or partial shade/sun. Some bloom in the summer, some in the fall, butterflies and bees love them. Sedum acre (Stonecrop) Zone 4-9 is a super succulent that can take whatever this climate can dish out, it loves dry and strong sun conditions. We have had Sedum spectabile – Everlasting - thrive in various locations from shady north side to hot sunny south side of our house in the various places we have lived. It has been hauled and transplanted numerous times and survives all tribulations. Ferns as perennials and groundcovers are often overlooked in our area but there some that are hardy for Zones 3 to 8. Some are Christmas fern, Makinois holly fern and Western sword fern. Think about adding some groundcover to your landscape, plan now for the next growing season. "Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow." – Unknown
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 11:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 8:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
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Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Lemmon - 4:45 p.m., Bison - 7:15 p.m. Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Worship Service - 9:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Worship Service -9:30 a.m.
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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Friday, July 6
Taco salad whole wheat roll mixed vegetables fruit in pudding
Creamed turkey over w/w biscuit oriental vegetables tomato slices on lettuce leaf fruit cocktail HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ginger pork chops baked potato w/sour cream seasoned spinach seasonal fruit, cake Hot beef on whole grain bread mashed potatoes w/gravy green beans, peaches vanilla ice cream
Monday, July 9
Tuesday, July 10
Wednesday, July 11
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Guest Columnist
In the Company of Easy Guests from farms or ranches is stocking up on beer and making sure there’s extra toilet paper in the bathroom. If we have those available when these kinds of guests show up, they’ll be thirst quenched and relieved. They also enjoy and appreciate any sightseeing we provide. They love getting to see the view from our home, where our baler is stored, what our barn looks like inside, the kind of equipment we use, what we have hanging on our shop walls and rafters, our corrals, hay pile, pastures, water sources, livestock, and our beer cooler. We don’t take them to the local tourist traps because that’s an activity we save for special guests whom we don’t want to come back and visit, at least while we are still alive. The only type of company interested in seeing such attractions are people with high expectations; which include spending the equivalent of their 401k in fuel, admission fees, gift shop knickknacks, souvenirs, jackalopes, and eating out; thus the reason such places are called torturous punishment by locals. The highlight of any farmer’s or rancher’s vacation is learning about different farming and ranching practices from like-minded people who enjoy carrying on lengthy conversations about equipment and livestock stories that bore kids to death. Other highlights include having these conversations with beer. Farmers and ranchers have no expectations while on vacation. Their standards are low—just a glimpse of how people farm or ranch in other parts of the country is satisfactory to them. They’re the type of people who
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Please Welcome Dr. Josh Ranum Dr. Ranum is an internal medicine physician with a special interest in critical care, primary care, nutrition, medical education, and medical economics. Starting July 2, he will be seeing patients in the Hettinger Clinic Mon., Wed. & Fri.; traveling to the Lemmon Clinic on Tues. and Mott Clinic on Thurs. PLEASE WELCOME DR. JOSH RANUM AND HIS FAMILY TO OUR AREA!
Having people over for a visit can feel like hosting company unless the guests are like the easy-toplease farmer or rancher types. They don’t care how meager or non-conducive our home is for hosting company. Beer covers a multitude of shortcomings. Such things virtually go unnoticed by these humble visitors if we offer them a beer when they arrive. Extreme efforts made to impress these particular vacationers are an unnecessary use of time and shouldn’t be wasted on people who have higher expectations either, such as my family. What impresses these guests the most is being offered can koozies to put their beer in. Furthermore, they’re genuinely appreciative of our generous hospitality of an invitation to stay for lunch or supper. These are the kinds of visitors I can get away with serving our family’s leftovers and it will still be praised. They are dually gratified because drinking beer on a hot summer day makes people hungry. All that’s necessary to prepare for the arrival of guests who come
admire items in our junk yard, our less-than-tidy shop, and our old farm house. They’re perfectly content relaxing in our yard sitting around having in-depth discussions on grazing practices, distiller grains, and other feedstuffs. It’s not hard to satisfy guests who farm or ranch for a living because their main vacation objective is leaving home. Whatever you do for these particular guests, they’re genuinely grateful they aren’t taking care of chores back home instead. The ultimate vacation experience for them is feeling relaxed and right at home in a new place surrounded by things that remind them of home. We avoid tourist traps as much as possible by keeping company that likes leftovers.
Fun Run & Walk Prairie Road Runners, Fun Run & Walk on Wed., July 4. Registration from 6:30 – 7:15 am and races start at 7:30 am at Mirror Lake Park. Download registration form at HYPERLINK "http://www.wrhs.com" www.wrhs.com. Living with Diabetes How to Live with Diabetes presented by Barbara West certified diabetes educator in Classroom I on Mon., July 9 from 2 - 4 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 567-6203.
Living with Diabetes Heart Healthy Eating presented by Linda Nudell certified diabetes educator in Classroom I on Mon., July 23 from 2 - 4 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 567-6203.
It’s Not Too Early for Athletic Physicals The fee is $25 for an athletic physical. A physical examination must be completed to be valid for participation in school sponsored sporting events. Athletic physicals are limited to issues concerning ability to play sports, additional medical concerns or lab and radiology testing will be addressed through a separate office visit. Please pay for the athletic physical at the time of service. Also, remember to bring your parental or guardian signed athletic form with you to your appointment. Schedule Back to School Eye Exams Early Dr. Kludt conducts a thorough eye examination on children of all ages, even as young as four. For all your vision needs call West River Eye Center in Hettinger. Call 567-6133 for your back to school appointment. Medication Assistance Program Medication Assistance will be seeing clients by appointment only. Call Kim to schedule an appointment at 701-567-6014. Medication Assistance will only operate on Thursdays in the Hettinger Clinic. RADA Stoneware Order all RADA products online at HYPERLINK "http://www.wrhs.com" www.wrhs.com, click Auxiliary or call Cindy at 567-6190.
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Going the distance to serve-------------------------panded its workforce in recent years and many of the new employees just happened to be young Catholic families, according to longtime church member Bernice Kari. Grossenburg is a natural comedian who often uses humor to relate to his parishioners. He teases everyone, but he also turns the self-deprecating humor on himself. Even in the Z-coil shoes that help alleviate his chronic back pain, Grossenburg stands maybe 5 feet tall. He’s quick to joke about his short stature and his rapidly receding hairline. “I tell people that the reason my hair fell out and I shrunk two feet is because of the wind blowing across the border from North Dakota,” he said. Coping with the stress and isolation that are inherent to life as a single, solo pastor in a small, remote town requires a little humor, Grossenburg said. He cracks jokes about everything from his vow of celibacy to the culture of clericalism in the Catholic Church to dealing with demanding parishioners. He refers to the uniform of the Roman collar and the all-black shirt and pants as “Garanimals for priests.” “I don’t know if you noticed, but I’m kind of a smart aleck,” he said. While he waits after Saturday Mass for Kari and Brad Hendrickson to count the collection plate money, he kids the 6-foot, 4-inch tall Hendrickson that they are really identical twins, separated at birth. “Or I tell people we’re movie twins -- he’s Danny DeVito and I’m Arnold Schwarzenegger,” Grossenburg said. By the time he finishes visiting with Bison parishioners like Dan and Stacy Kvale or Jess and Susan Carmichael, it's usually dark for the drive home. Back in Lemmon by 10 p.m., Grossenburg unwinds with a smoke on his pipe, a glass of Cabernet and his breviary -- a daily reading of Psalms and other prayers that he views on his iPad. He’ll be up again at 6 a.m. for coffee, morning prayer and two more Masses to celebrate. In less than 18 hours, he’ll drive 150 miles and preach four sermons; he prays for more rain and more vocations to the priesthood four times; he offers the same blessings for mothers, or new graduates or fathers sitting in the pews four different times; and he consecrates four eucharists. It’s a schedule that's familiar to many priests in rural western South Dakota, because the Catholic Diocese of Rapid City covers a vast area that is bordered by the Missouri River and the surrounding states of Wyoming, North Dakota and Nebraska. The diocese has far more churches than it has priests, as vocations to the priesthood fall nationwide. In 1965, there were nearly 59,000 U.S. Catholic priests. In 2011, there were 39,466, according to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University. There are 88 Catholic parishes, many of them mission churches without a resident priest, that are still open west of the Missouri River, according to the Rapid City Diocese. They are served by 42 active ordained priests. Of those, 30 are diocesan priests and another 12 belong to religious orders. Like Grossenburg, many of them drive long distances to say Mass for some of the 25,000 Catholics who are scattered across 43,000 square miles. “It’s a calling, yes, but it’s a job, too, and sometimes your feet hurt and your back is killing you,” Grossenburg said. “But even then, there isn’t anything else I’d rather do.” As a diocesan priest, Grossenburg took a vow to live simply but not, as many people mistakenly assume, a vow of poverty. He owns his own car, vacations with his family in places like Baja California, Mexico, and Maui, Hawaii, and is a photography buff who admits to coveting a number of expensive cameras and lenses. But there’s already more than 40,000 miles on his car that’s only a year and a half old, and it is covered in the dings and dents that come with long miles on lonely stretches of highway. He has hit deer and plenty of birds, too. “Those pheasants seem to have a suicide complex,” jokes Grossenburg, who does a hilarious pantomime of a deer that insisted on crashing into the rear of his car one night, despite his best efforts to outrun it. But the crumple currently marring his front fender came not from a deer, but from a collision with the handrail in front of the Bison church. He was so engrossed in listening to a spiritual retreat speaker’s remarks on CD when he
Fr. Tony Grossenburg meditates and prays between masses at the Catholic churches in Lemmon and Morristown on Sunday. Photo Courtesy of Ryan Soderland Article by Mary Garrigan It’s 10:17 on a Sunday morning and that means the Rev. Tony Grossenburg has just 13 minutes before he’s late for Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, just 20 miles away in Morristown. “Sorry, this priest may have to speed,” Grossenburg apologizes as he aims his 2010 KIA sedan east out of Lemmon and down S.D. Highway 20 toward Morristown. With that small sin against state traffic laws confessed, the Catholic priest is on his way to his fourth Mass in less than 18 hours at the three parishes that he serves in this far northwestern edge of South Dakota. For the past two years, the 42-year-old Winner native has been the resident priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lemmon, while also serving parishes in Morristown and Bison. It’s just 40 miles to Morristown and back, but Bison is a 90-mile round trip that Grossenburg navigates more than once many weeks for parish council meetings, pastoral visits, funerals, weddings and more. Still, the long distances between the towns he serves is nothing compared to the 400-plus mile round trip that he travels regularly to visit his diocesan headquarters in Rapid City. “You spend so many miles on the road out here,” he said. “It’s pretty country, but it is a lot of time by yourself behind the wheel.” For Grossenburg, the road home to the far northwest border of South Dakota is a rolling ribbon of asphalt that stretches north out of Rapid City. S.D. Highway 79 takes him past Bear Butte and beyond Newell into the big skies and sweeping prairies of places that most South Dakotans have never been to: Hoover and Reva, Slim Buttes and Prairie City. The views are mostly sagebrush and stock dams, but the road also crosses two branches of the small but scenic Moreau River and affords a quick passage through the pinecovered bluffs at the eastern end of the Custer National Forest. Before Grossenburg parks his car in the garage of the large, brick parsonage of St. Mary’s -- optimistically built in 1949 to accommodate five resident priests -- he’ll pass through Bison and Meadow and past Shadehill Reservoir, a popular water recreation spot 12 miles from Lemmon. Every Saturday evening, Grossenburg drives south past Shadehill again, on his way from the 4:45 p.m. Mass in Lemmon to 7:15 p.m. services in Bison. Blessed Sacrament is a spacious, modern church that swarms with young families and preschool age children. During a recent children’s offertory, one little girl came forward to hand “Father Tony” her donation, then stopped, mid-Mass, to tell him all the finer fashion points of her new dress. “It was just so cute,” he said. “I love little kids, and we’ve got a ton of them in Bison. You get mobbed when you’re sitting there.” The church membership is about half ranchers, like the Carmichael's, and half townspeople, like the Kvales. Grand Electric Rural Cooperative has ex-
pulled into the church parking lot one day, he forgot to put his car into park and it rolled into the front steps of the church, Grossenburg admits sheepishly. “Believe me, I heard about that after church.” His mother, Patsy Grossenburg, worries about all those miles driven in bad weather, poor cell phone reception and late nights. “He’s already been in one bad accident, driving too fast on a gravel road," she said. "He made a promise to me that he wouldn’t ever speed again.” She has her doubts about that promise, but no doubts that her son is in the right profession and the right place. “He loves being a parish priest. He has his frustrations, they all do. But it’s rewarding work,” she said. “The one thing I would like people to understand is how priests are spread so thin ... and how long their days are. All the priests in rural areas have mission parishes. It’s very time consuming.” Each of Grossenburg’s three parishes has its own feel and flavor, and Grossenburg reflects those differences in his Sunday sermons. No two are exactly the same, because the people sitting in the pews aren’t, either. The one thing they all share is Grossenburg. “We’re used to it, I guess,” said Jess Carmichael of being a mission parish. Bison hasn’t had a residence priest in about 15 years, but the thriving congregation built a new church in 1991 and is able to support itself, thanks in part to a generous endowment from the estate of a deceased parishioner. Dan Kvale, the physician’s assistant at the Bison Medical Clinic, moved his family to Bison, his grandparents’ hometown, eight years ago because of the quality of life it provided. “We tried to leave once, and we were back within three months,” he said. “We love it here.” While it would be an “added perk” if the parish priest lived in town and could attend more school events and community activities, Kvale is happy to be part of a healthy parish in Bison. St. Mary’s in Lemmon, with perhaps 150 families, is about twice as large as Blessed Sacrament in Bison, but it is a much older parish demographic.
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Lemmon High School’s 2012 graduating class of 31 included eight students from St. Mary’s. “I’m really going to miss this group of seniors. They’re a faithful bunch. I mean, they’re kids, of course, but they’ve been very faithful,” Grossenburg said. Unless the parish grows because of a recent influx of North Dakota oil boom workers, some future First Communion classes at St. Mary’s promise to contain just one child. “That’s not very good news for a parish this size,” he said. Cattleman Ed Lemmon had bigger dreams for the town he founded just across the North Dakota border in 1907. Lemmon’s population peaked at nearly 3,000 people in the 1950s, the decade after St. Mary’s was built to serve about 350 families. The parish also included a small Catholic elementary school staffed by Benedictine sisters. The town was building lots of big churches back then. The Lutherans built Calvary Lutheran in 1950, an impressive Gothic church of white stone just down the street from St. Mary’s. That growth would not continue. The Catholic school closed in the 1960s and today Lemmon has about 1,200 residents and Grossenburg is the sole occupant of a five-bedroom rectory. But it is Morristown, located midway between Lemmon and McLaughlin, that may be the parish most threatened by the possibility of closure if the diocese is forced to consolidate more parishes in the future. “You’re just glad you’ve got a priest at all,” said Ron Tomac, a Morristown rancher who doesn’t let long distances or bad weather keep him from Sunday Mass. If Sacred Heart Church closed, Tomac would be forced to add another 20 miles to either McLaughlin or Lemmon to his weekly trip.
He has made it to town for Mass when the snow was so deep, plows couldn’t clear the road to the church, so Mass was held in the local bar, instead. One other winter Sunday, when the temperature was well below zero and a church furnace went out, Grossenburg said Mass in his parka and waved the chalice in front of a propane heater to thaw just enough sacramental wine for communion. Brenda Even, a lector at Sacred Heart, says it’s important for parishioners to keep in mind that one priest can only do so much. Grossenburg covers hospital visits in Hettinger, N.D., another 30 miles north of Lemmon, and if he needs to make a home pastoral visit, some of his parishioners live 75 miles away. “He’s only one, and he’s only human,” Even said. Tomac and Even’s daughter, Moriah, were among the small group of Morristown parishioners who stayed to chat with Grossenburg after Mass on Mother’s Day. “I like him,” said Moriah, 15. “He’s more welcoming than some strait-laced priests.” Grossenburg’s calling to the priesthood came as something of a surprise to him. It certainly surprised his parents and his two younger brothers, Patsy Grossenburg said. “It did surprise us. We got a call from him when he was doing a seminary visitation,” she recalled. Grossenburg graduated from Creighton University, with degrees in political science and philosophy, fully expecting to go to law school and become an attorney like his father, Mick Grossenburg. He dabbled in Catholic retreats and ministries while at Creighton, but the priesthood wasn’t really on his radar screen until Winner resident Vickie Covey submitted his name to Archbishop Charles Chaput for
the Rapid City diocese’s “Called by Name” priest recruitment campaign. Chaput is a former bishop of Rapid City. “I’ve known his parents since we were in high school. I knew that Tony has great values. His family was always involved in the church, and his mother, particularly, was unselfish in her volunteerism in the church and in the community,” Covey said. “I just knew his family would support a vocation.” Mick Grossenburg didn’t convert to the Catholic Church until about a year after his oldest son became a priest, but Tony also was influenced by the strong Catholic faith of his maternal grandparents, Emil and Myrtle Cahoy, who created their signature Cahoy pottery from the iron-rich soil of their Colome farm. “I remember visiting them at the farm as a young child and falling asleep to the sound of them praying the rosary together in their bedroom,” he said. So did the example of longtime Winner parish priest, the Rev. Joe Zeller. “It was something about the man. He wasn’t the most dynamic preacher. He wasn’t even all that friendly. But it was super evident that he loved what he did. That made a huge impression on me,” Grossenburg said. So did his first visit to the seminary. “I called Mom from the seminary and told her where I was and all she said was, “Really?” he recalled. “I liked it. I really did,” he said. His first summer internship while in the seminary was in Lemmon. He was ordained to the priesthood 13 years ago, along with his seminary classmate, the Rev. Brian Christensen, another diocesan priest who puts in plenty of windshield time serving parishes in Timber Lake, Isabel and Trail
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City. In addition to Lemmon, Grossenburg has also served in Rapid City, Philip and McLauglin. “Growing up in Winner, I’m a small town kid, anyway. I love the quiet, I love the peacefulness. I love the beauty of the prairie,” he said. He also knows that, like the spiritual life, there is both beauty and tedium to be found there. “Sometimes, I’ll say a rosary, or I’ll listen to spiritual talks on CD while I drive. But there are other times when I’m just tired,” he said. Standing for long periods while saying Mass aggravates his fragile health and his back pain, as does extended periods of driving, so he stops often to walk, hike or shoot photographs. “The driving kills my back. I always have my camera with me," Grossenburg said. "I’ll stop and do some pictures.” But life as a rural clergyman has its advantages, too -- like churches that are left unlocked 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “That’s the way a Catholic church should be – open 24 hours a day.
Fr. Tony Grossenburg, center, greets Levi Kling and his son, Coy, 11 months old, following the mass at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morristown on Sunday, May 13, 2012.Photo Courtesy of Ryan Soderland
You can come in any time of the day or night and pray. I love that,” he said. “You want to come in and be with Jesus? This place is unlocked. I love that.” Among his other loves: finding a spiritual connection through gardening and saying Mass at the Lemmon nursing home, even when it is interrupted by a confused resident looking for the daily bingo game. “I love my nursing home Mass,” Grossenburg said, even – maybe especially -- when it is interrupted by residents looking for the daily bingo game. “There’s Jesus, coming right there, on a card table covered with a white cloth. That’s incredible.” He admits to missing some cultural and entertainment opportunities available in Rapid City, but that comes with the job, he said. “Part of being a priest is that you go where you’re needed, where God wants you,” Grossenburg said. Article courtesy of the Rapid City Journal
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BISON SCHOOL BOARD AGENDA ANNUAL MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING
Western South Dakota Community Action, Inc. is seeking Civic groups interested in having a representative serve on the Board of Directors for Perkins County. If your organization is interested in representing your county on our Board, please send us a letter and appropriate organizational minutes by Friday, July 13, 2012 at 4:30 PM.
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a. Official Newspaper – b. Bank Depositories – c. Temporary Business Manager – (in absence of Business Manager) d. Official Signatories – (on General Fund, Capital Outlay Fund, Special Education Fund, School Lunch Fund and Trust & Agency Fund) e. Authorize Business Manager – to deposit and invest all funds in the best interest of the Bison School District, in the designated depositories. f. Official place and time of monthly Board of Education Meetings g. Administrator and Authorized Representative – School Lunch Program h. Official Signatory and Custodian – Trust & Agency Accounts i.School Lunch Accountants – j. School Lunch Hearing Official – k. Homeless Liaison Official – l. Set School Lunch Prices – m. Set Gate admission – single admission & season passes n. Adopt State Rates – for staff reimbursements 18. Budget Discussion – 19. BUDGET HEARING – 8:00 pm 20. Second Reading/ Approval – Parent Involvement Policy for Elementary School (Title I) 21. School Credit Card – 22. Set substitute teacher pay and activity bus driver pay – 23. Declare Library Books Surplus – declared surplus according to library protocol 24. School Lunch Contract – to provide meals for Badlands Head Start 25. Northwest Area Schools Special Education Cooperative report – Dan Beckman 26. Superintendent Report – Don Kraemer 27. Executive Session, for personnel or student matters (if needed) – 28. Adjournment – Next meeting: August 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm [Published July 5, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $30.22.]
1. Pledge of Allegiance – 2. Call to Order – 3. Consent Agenda – a. Approve Agenda b. Minutes c. Financial Reports 4. Approval of Claims – 5. Delegations – 6. Senior Class Request – 7. Supplemental Budget – 8. Contingency Transfers – 9. Close Senior Class Account – 10. Approve Contracts – 11. Approve Bus Contract – Contract with Gene Smith for student transportation to and from school. 12. Advertise for Milk bids -13. Medical Insurance Request -14. Adjournment of 2011-2012 School District Fiscal Year – 15. Business Manager will reconvene the meeting, and administer oath of office to new board members and Business Manager. Business Manager will conduct election of Board President. 16. The New Board President will preside over election of Vice President and the remainder of the meeting. 17. Designation of:
This letter should state the name of the person your organization wants to represent you on the CAP board. The by-laws of your organization are also needed. Our Board will select one organization from those that formally expressed their interest. We sincerely thank you for your concern and time that have been expended in an effort to make the CAP mission appropriately work for the low-income people in Western South Dakota. Western SD Community Action, Inc. has the following programs implemented in our fourteen (14) county service area: weatherization, garden program, summer youth program, necessity pantry program, employment assistance, educational supply program, emergency food and commodity projects, homeless programs, community food pantries and clothing centers.
DATE: June 26, 2012 TIME HELD: 10:15 a.m. KIND OF MEETING: Special WHERE HELD: School Grounds MEMBERS PRESENT: Beckman, Arneson, Kvale MEMBERS ABSENT: Hershey, Besler OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Kraemer, Assistant Business Manager Johnson, Angie Thompson, Pat Sigler, Tarina Kopren, Christi Ryen Discussion and review of proposed shop building. Adjourned at 11:15 a.m. Dan Kvale, Chairman Colette Johnson, Ass’t Bus. Mgr.
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The Board of Directors of Western South Dakota Community Action, Inc. are seeking candidates interested in serving as the Low Income representative for Perkins County.
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Western SD Community Action, Inc. is a non-profit corporation governed by a forty-two (42) member Board of Directors representing (3) sectors: low-income people, civic groups within the community and each of the fourteen (14) county boards of government. The primary purpose of the CAP agency is to focus local, state, regional and national resources on developing effective ways of assisting low-income people. To accomplish this, Western SD Community Action, Inc. operates weatherization, garden programs, summer youth programs, necessity pantry programs, employment assistance, educational supply programs, emergency food and commodity projects, homeless programs, community food pantries and clothing centers.
Notice is hereby given pursuant to SDCL 6-13-4, that the following properties, acquired by Perkins County through tax deed proceedings, have been declared surplus property by Perkins County and will be offered for sale to the highest bidder by sealed bid for cash at 10:45 a.m. MDT on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at the Perkins County Courthouse in Bison, SD: Legal Description, Appraised Value Conditions Lemmon Original, Block 13 Lot 16, City of Lemmon $5,500 Roof repaired, Cleaned & mold removed, Bring up to city code within 90 days
NOTICE OF SALE OF PERKINS COUNTY SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY
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If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact Linda Edel or Rose Swan at 1844 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703. Phone: (605) 348-1460 or out of Rapid City call (800) 327-1703. [Published June 28 and July 5, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $32.49.]
Perkins County is now accepting bids for Waste Tire Removal and Processing. Sealed bids may be submitted to the Perkins County Finance Office, PO Box 126, Bison, SD 57620 until 10:15 a.m. on July 10, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Perkins County Commissioner meeting at 10:30 a.m. Perkins County reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive technicalities and make award(s) as deemed in the best interest of Perkins County. [Published June 28 and July 5, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $11.70.]
Notice to Bidders
Low-income persons seeking to be elected are required to have five (5) low income persons over eighteen (18) years of age sign a petition. Non low income persons wishing to represent low-income people are required to have ten (10) low income persons over eighteen (18) sign a petition. Persons at least eighteen (18) years of age seeking to be a Board low-income represent-ative can obtain petitions from Rose Swan, 1844 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703. Phone: (605) 348-1460 or out of Rapid City (800) 327-1703.
Lemmon Original, Block 7 S ? Lot 2 & all of Lot 3, City of Lemmon, $3000 Bring to city codewithin 90 days Sealed bids should be mailed or delivered to: Perkins County Finance Office Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer P.O. Box 126 Bison, SD 57620
Petitions are to be submitted to Western SD Community Action, Inc., 1844 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703 by Friday, July 13, 2012 at 4:30 PM. If you have any questions please contact Western SD Community Action, Inc., 1844 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703. Phone: (605) 348-1460 or out of Rapid City (800) 327-1703 [Published June 28 and July 5, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $39.66.]
Bids must be received prior to the bid opening at 10:45 a.m. MDT. Bidders will be allowed to orally raise their bids at the opening and the County Reserves the right to reject any and all bids. TERMS OF SALE: Cash at the time of acceptance of bid. Perkins County will transfer all rights, title and interests that Perkins County has acquired via Quit Claim Deed to successful bidder. Any announcements made at the bid opening will take precedence.
Dated this 19th day of June, 2012 SYLVIA CHAPMAN Perkins County Finance Officer [Published June 28 and July 5, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $38.99.]
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 5, 2012 • Page 11
One blistering sunburn in childhood, or five in a lifetime doubles the risk of melanoma skin cancer.
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The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and the South Dakota Cattlewomen are currently accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship in memory of Guy Ham. The scholarship is available to any South Dakota student having completed at least one year of post-secondary education and pursuing a career in an agriculture or agri-business related field. This $1,000 scholarship is made possible by the generosity and gift of the Guy E. Ham Beef Industry Scholarship in memory of Guy Ham and his commitment to the future of the agriculture industry in South Dakota. Application information and details can be found by visiting www.southdakotastockgrowers.or g or by contacting the SD Stockgrowers Assoc. at 605-342-0429. Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2012 and the scholarship will be awarded during the Stockgrowers Annual Convention on September 22. Donations to the Guy E. Ham Beef Industry Scholarship are gratefully accepted by the SD Stockgrowers Association for the purpose of continuing this scholarship program. Please contact the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association if you would like to make a contribution to this scholarship.
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Dangerous Foods for Dogs and Cats
Salty Snacks: Sharing too many salty snacks with your pet can cause excessive thirst and urination, and lead to sodium ion poisoning. Symptoms of too much salt include: vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, fever, seizures, and even death. Chocolate: Chocolate can be fatal for both dogs and cats. If an animal eats chocolate, it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures, and death. Chocolate has a toxic agent in it that animals can not digest. The worst types of chocolate for a dog or cat to consume is dark chocolate and unsweetened baking chocolate. Candy: Candy can dramatically drop an animal’s blood sugar, which can cause liver failure. If a dog or cat eats candy initial symptoms can include vomiting, lethargy, and seizures.

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