The Bison Courier, May 10, 2012

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Volume 29 Number 47 May 10, 2012
Includes Tax
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
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able to attend the meeting. At this time Matthew Butsavage and David Kopren were administered the “Oath of Office” by Beth Hulm. Matthew will serve a three-year term and David a oneyear term. Election of Chairman was held and Juell Chapman was elected by a unanimous ballot to this office. David Kopren was voted in as Vice Chairman. The Board approved the minutes of April 11, 2012 and the Financial Report. Todd Fink presented a proposal for the new street from Ernest Kari’s east and then south to Dem Crary’s. Todd and Heath McKinstry will be locating the markers for the road and Todd will visit with the nearby landowners on their excess piles of dirt as to using some of it for the road. It was then discussed that the road from Coleman Avenue east to Ernest Kari’s was only 18 feet wide and the new road will be made at a wider width. The Board decided they want the road to be the same width. Todd Fink will return to the June 11 board meeting with a new proposal to widen the old part of the road to match up with the new road being built. Plans are still to begin construction in July. Kelli Nelson, who was recently hired as the Summer Recreation Director for the Town met with the Board and presented a tentative schedule of events, activities and supplies needed for the upcoming Summer Rec Program. T-shirts are being planned this year for the Summer Rec Program at a cost of $10.00 per shirt. She will be posting the finalized plans in the Bison Courier as soon as she can coordinate the swimming schedule, so keep an eye out for them. A status report session was held with Heath reporting that he has between 3-4 meters left in town to finish up with; the dump ground wall has become very dilapidated and needs repair; the parks are open for business; new employee Justin Kolb will begin work on May 21st and WHITE GOODS PICK-UP DAY WILL BE MAY 23 (in the PM); TREE AND BRANCH PICK-UP DAY WILL BE MAY 24 (all Freon has to be recovered and tagged). Allan Page, KBM, Inc., engineers for the new storm sewer, met with the Board for a pre-bid meeting. He presented plans and specs for the Board’s approval. Estimated cost is a little over $500,000.00. The State of South Dakota will offer an $80,000.00 grant. After reviewing routes, pipe and the holding pond at the former Richard Heck lots, an open discussion was held. The holding pond will be fenced and gated and there will be new sidewalks and curb and gutters on several parts of main street. The Board had some continued on page 3
By Gladys Jackson The Bison Town Board met for their regular board meeting which was called to order by President Juell Chapman Monday evening, May 7, 2012 with a new face at the board table. Newly elected Matthew Butsavage attended his first meeting. Other board members present were re-elected David Kopren, Mike Lockert and Luke Clements. Attorney Bogue and Town Clerk Beth Hulm were also present. Meeting with the Board were Todd Fink with Fink Dirtmoving, Prairie City; Kelli Nelson, Summer Rec., Clyde Hafner, Bison Fair Board, Heath McKinstry and Allan Page, KBM, Inc. The first item on the agenda was a plaque donated to Terry Haggart for 25 years of service to the Town Board. The inscription reads, “In appreciation of 25 years of loyal and dedicated service-May 1987 – April 2012, Bison Town Board.” President Chapman said “He did a good job!” Terry was un-
Butsavage and Kopren take oath of office to serve on Town Board
DENR recognizes Perkins County Rural Water for drinking water compliance
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced that the Perkins County Rural Water public water system and the system’s certified operators have been awarded a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award. The award is for outstanding water system operations and environmental compliance with state drinking water standards for the past year. The system’s certified operators are Doyle Udager and Eric Newman. “The best bargain in South Dakota is reliable, high quality, safe water from your public drinking water systems - 24 hours per
day - 7 days a week,” said DENR Secretary Steve Pirner. “The managers and operators receiving this DENR award guaranteed their water was safe by achieving 100% compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act during 2011.” To qualify for the Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award, public water systems and their operators had to meet all of the following requirements for 2011: •compliance monitoring •drinking water standards •distribute a Drinking Water Report •lead/copper action levels •comply with operator certification requirements
Public notices highlight insurance companies' financial condition
In this issue you will find publication of financial summaries of various insurance companies licensed to do business in South Dakota. Insurance companies doing business in South Dakota are required by state law to publish these financial summaries annually. The summary lists the insurance company's assets, liabilities, business in South Dakota for the year and the lines in which the company is authorized by the state of South Dakota to sell insurance. "Recent times in our nation's economy have shown us that more disclosure and more information is crucial to public confidence in all aspects of our financial industry," SDNA General Manager David Bordewyk said. "These important public notices help fulfill the expectations held by South Dakotans." The published insurance company financial statements from all South Dakota newspapers soon will be available at www.sdpublicnotices.com. The Web site is a compilation of all public notices first published in all South Dakota newspapers. This newspaper along with all other newspapers in the state and South Dakota Newspaper Association have joined together to provide the public notice Web site as a public service at no cost to state and local governments. For more information about any insurance company doing business in South Dakota, contact the state Division of Insurance in Pierre at (605) 773-3563. For more information about the publication of these legal notices, contact your local newspaper or South Dakota Newspaper Association. South Dakota Newspaper Association, founded in 1882 and based in Brookings, represents 130 weekly and daily newspapers with a total readership of more than 600,000.
Matthew Butsavage and David Kopren taking their “Oath of Office”.
Preschool Open House: Christ Lutheran Preschool will be having an open house / registration for the 2012 - 2013 school year on Wednesday, May 23rd from 1 - 6 p.m. Registration will be in the church basement. Children must be 4 years old before September 1, 2012 to register. For more information please contact Sarah Juergens at 244-5636. Bison School Parent Involvement meeting for K-6 parents on Monday, May 14th at 5:00, in the
lunchroom. Child care provided. Master Gardeners Plant sale May 10 - 12 at the Bentley Building 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Shop early! Bridal shower for Erin Titze, Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 p.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic church.
Highlights & Happenings
the Fire Hall in Meadow, May 10, 2012, at 7 p.m. Please send contributions to help defray expenses to Jerry Martin 19596 HWY 20, Meadow, SD 57644.
The Stateline Right to Life Group is meeting on Tuesday, May 15th at 5:00 in the Grand Electric Social Room. Everyone Welcome!! Galloway Cemetery meeting at
Please remember to keep voting for Jessica Johnson who is competing in the "Rising Star of the West" scholarship competition. You can vote once each day on each computer without registering. The steps include: 1.) Go to www.blackhillsfox.com 2.) Type Jessica Johnson's
name in the "Search" box in the upper right-hand corner of the screen 3.) Scroll down and "click" on any news story about Jessica 4.) Click on the "Rising Star of the West" Box on the right side of the screen 5.) Click on "View Entries" at the top of the screen 6.) You will, then, be able to listen to all of the presentations 7.) You can vote for Jessica and the other contestants with one being the lowest score and ten being the highest score. Please keep voting--(every day)--as Jessica
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South Dakota titles to go (OVERDRIVE) library project
The Bison Public Library is getting ready to launch a project where you can bring your electronic device to "check" out books, audios, music and DVD's. This project is called OverDrive or "SD Titles To Go". The company has been working with Stacy and Jan providing web-I-nar's and support to put this program in place on the morning of May 31. Many of you have made a donation to help support this project and we ask for your patience, the company wants to make sure all libraries across the US who signed up for this program and ready by May 31. If you will need help in understanding this project, please contact either Stacy or Jan at the library-2447252, as they are setting up a workshop day to educate and help you. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact the Bison Public Library. The program costs the library $600 per year and we are asking for a donation to help support this project. Also, a big congratulations to John Shea who won the Kindle Fire the library has been raffling. Thank you to Brittnee Aaker and Gracie Veal for helping sell tickets; and a big thank you to everyone who purchased tickets.
Three generations of Decker family
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•Public libraries are the number one point of online access for people without internet connections at home, school or work. •Americans check out an average of more than seven books a year. They spend $34.95 a year for the public library—about the average cost of one hardcover book.
Wednesday, May 16
A son Crispin James, was born to Rourke and Kathryn (Hendrickson) Decker of La Crosse, Wisconsin, on April 30, 2012 at 5:59 p.m. at the Mayo Clinic Health System--Franciscan Healthcare hospital in La Crosse. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Rourke’s mother, Lorraine Rose Decker, was blessed to be present to assist with the labor along with Kathryn’s mother and Rourke. Crispin joins six year old twin brothers, Christian and Tristan. Grand parents are: Rev. & Mrs. Michael Campbell of Waterloo, Iowa; Rev, & Mrs. John Hendrickson of Mankato, Minnesota; Douglas & Lorraine Rose Decker of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Great grandparents are: Mrs. Evelyn Eash of Sun City, Arizona; Mrs. Alma O’Rourke of Bison, South Dakota; Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Pfeifer of Mesa, Arizona.
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Letter to the Editor
Senator Thune says NO to helping 80 POST OFFICES in rural South Dakota
Senator Thune voted no on S1789 bill which would help stop the closing of 80 rural post offices and restructure the US Postal Service. The Postal Service has over paid both its retiree health care and retiree payments by about 13 billion, this bill will also reimburse this amount. This bill would also open other ways for the postal service to earn money and would save closing of thousands of rural post offices. In South Dakota the following towns are being considered for post office closure. Agar, Allen, Andover, Ashton, Badger, Barnard, Belvidere, Brentford, Bullhead, Canova, Caputa, Carpenter, Carthage, Cavour, Claire City, Corona, Cresbard, Davis, Dimock, Eden, Enning, Fairburn, Frankfort, Fulton, Gann Valley, Glenham, Goodwin, Grenville, Hamill, Hazel, Henry, Herrick, Howes, Kranzburg, Lake City, Lantry, Lesterville, Letcher, Little Eagle, Mandersonm Mansfield, Marvin, Meadow, Milesville, Mission Hill, Mound City, Norris, Nunda, Okreek, Oldham, Onaka, Peever, Pierpont, Pringle, Ramona, Raymond, Redig, Ree Heights, Reva, Revillo, Ridgeview, Rockham, Saint Onge, Scenic, Seneca, Sinai, Spencer, Tolstoy, Turton, Utica, Vale, Volin, Wakpala, Wallace, Westport, Wood, White Owl, Winfred, Wounded Knee. The senate bill passed with the help of Senator Johnson and now went to the house. So please contact Congresswomen Noem and tell her how important this bill is to our rural post offices and to the people who live there. Thank you Dennis Nemmers Postmaster Retired 130 North Lake Drive Castlewood, SD 57223 605-873-9355 605-321-7781 cell Verified by phone.
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Butsavage and Kopren take oath
continued from page 1 questions and before they approve the pre-bid to be sent to the State of South Dakota, they asked KBM, Inc. to include a fix for the water that pools in the NW 1/4 of Bison from the Grand Electric pole yard out to the north and west towards Irwin Teschers. Because some of this money will be from the State of South Dakota and one of the considerations for this money and the timeliness of getting the money is a State- adopted “Go Green” stipulation for quick access to their portion of the money. This would involve putting a compost mixture in residential areas deemed to hold water, which would include yards, parks, etc. The Board would like to stay away from this if at all possible, but did advise KBM to look into how heavily the “Go Green” concept worked against the Town of Bison receiving the State’s money. KBM will check into this plus add the cost for the NW 1/4 of Bison to the bid and meet with the Board one more time before sending the proposal into the State of South Dakota to approve so the final bid letting can be done. A camera man will be in Bison this week to take pictures of the sewer line that ended up with some busted tile back in January when Craig Silkman broke the tiles while constructing the line. Partial payment has been withheld until a determination can be made through the use of a camera that everything is okay and the cost of the camera man will be deducted from the amount still owed Mr. Silkman. This is in the new housing development being constructed on White Street in the northeast part of town. Attorney Bogue visited with the Board on several items, some advice included a public meeting to give out information on the “Go Green” project if the Board decides to pursue it. He also recommended a contract be signed upon the delivery of a tractor to be used for the summer free of charge from the State of South Dakota. Several other items were discussed such as an Ordinance on grass clippings, snow and leaves being pushed into the street once the new sewer system is in place. This might be able to be added to the Nuisance Ordinance the Town already has. Clyde Hafner of the Bison Fair Board met with the Board to request a liquor license for the Perkins County Fair to be held Au-
gust 17-19. The Bison Fire Department also requested a liquor license for Saturday, June 30th. The Board voted to advertise for public hearings on both of these liquor license requests and to revisit them at their June 11th board meeting. Town Clerk Beth Hulm asked that the Board approve the transfer of $86,000.00 of Airport Entitlement funds for the year 2009 to the Town. She also reported that the Airport Land Acquisition Grant is complete and should be closed out in the amounts of $24,567.67 and $1,944.31. This action was postponed for the time being. With a new Vice Chairman being elected, official signatories will have to be changed. New changes to the Town’s representatives on other boards include Dave Kopren to the Perkins County Rural Water Board; Juell Chapman to the HUD Housing Board and Luke Clements to the Bison Public Library Board. All other designations and appointments will remain the same. The Board elected to invite Blaise Emerson, Black Hills Council of Local Governments to attend a Special Board Meeting to discuss ways to prepare in light of the recent oil booms just over the state line. He will visit with the Board on Ordinances and zoning that may be needed in the future. The Board will advertise for bids for hay only on two parcels near and around the Bison Airport. Watch for ads. Luke Clements will be the Town Board’s representative to the Grand Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting to be held on June 1st. A Town Clean-Up Day was discussed. Local groups will be solicited to help. The softball fields, volleyball fields and playgrounds in the two Bison parks are in need of new sand. Bison Grain will haul back some sand if the Board pays for the sand. It was decided to go over budget and pay the $1,600.00 needed to spruce up the parks with new sand. The next regular Town Board meeting will be on Monday, June 11.
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Lines from the bookshelf
this family had. Mom was a waitress, working long hours and because they were poor, she couldn’t afford a comfortable chair to rest her weary body when she got home. They made a plan and filled a jar with tip money and any coins that came their way. Finally, one glorious day it was full and they were able to find the perfect chair. What joy it was to achieve that goal. “I Kissed the Baby” by Mary Murphy is about the joy a new baby brings, not just a family but to a community. This baby was a duck and everyone who saw him celebrated his birth. The graphics in this are bold and colorful and fun. I would also like to share a couple of fiction books that share some of the struggles that mothers deal with. “On Her Own” by Wanda E Brunstetter, who you may recognize as an Amish author, is story is about a young widow whose husband died unexpectedly eight month ago. She now has a new baby and three others to raise besides trying to run her husband’s beloved Harness Shop. She is barely able to take care of herself and has many struggles. Happily all ends well for this mother. “True Women” by Janice Woods Windle, is a story of strong women, proud women, wise women – Texas women. It is based on the author’s own roots. She searched for extraordinary women whose blood flowed through her veins. It is about the King and the Woods families, from the Alamo to World War II. The book opens with a Texas “Committee Minority Report against Women Suffrage” dated December 7, 1868. In part it says “we believe that the good sense of every true woman in the land teaches her that granting them power to vote is a direct insult to their sex by implication that they are so unwomanly as to desire the privilege” Those were fighting words and sets the stage for this book about strong women who were undoubtedly strong mothers. I hope you Mothers have a wonderful weekend, being with your family and I encourage you to let yourself be pampered a bit.
By Vi Leonard Mothers! There are a lot of us and isn’t it nice to have a special day to recognize us? I really don’t know the history behind why it is set in May, but it seems very appropriate since things are coming back to life after a winter’s rest. Mothers give life to and nurture their families. As I looked around the Library for books, about mothers and there really isn’t very many that actually have the word “mother” in their titles, but of course there are many that contain the dynamics of motherhood. I did find some children’s books about mothers. One is simply titled “Mother” It is a board book that is a take-off on the Dick and Jane books that many of we older mothers remember from our school days. Even though it is a board book, it is called an early reader. “Are you my Mother” by P.D. Eastman is a beginner book about a baby bird who temporarily finds itself without a mother. She is off looking for food so he goes looking for a mother. After several adventures he does finally find his real mother. This book has a blend of pictures and words that encourage children to read all by themselves. When I saw the book “A Chair for My Mother”, it brought back memories of one of the programs I worked with when I was still in the Extension Service. We had a program that used children’s books to teach beginning money principles and this was one of those books. It is all about setting a goal and saving to reach it. Fire had destroyed everything that
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Guest Columnist
Not Flush Enough When we remodeled our kitchen in 2003, it was like a typical kitchen remodeling project: since we were updating insulation, drywall, lighting, windows, flooring, and cabinets, it only seemed logical to replace the toilet at the same time. The existing one was supposedly a “water saver” model. It had to go because its pathetic flush just wasn’t cutting it with the demands our household put on it. We decided to replace it with a popular industrial strength flusher model at the plumber’s recommendation. I now realize we should’ve gone with a sanity saver model instead. Traumatic toilet clogging incidents are probably going to be the most memorable of our kids’ childhood and will likely have longterm effects of proportions yet to be determined. Of all the unpleasant problems my husband and I have had to resolve, unplugging the bathroom toilet is the most dreaded of all. My kids have a deep-seated fear of plugging the toilet and know from experience that the job is something their parents get frustrated over quickly. Although you’d never know it by the way the toilet auger and what I call the accordion toilet plunger have been flung into the yard when frustrations have peaked, both are the most valuable tools we own. Recently, we had a real doozey of a toilet-obstructing incident. On this particular nightmarish day, the toilet remained clogged for most of an eternity, or so it felt since our house has only one toilet. When I was called upon for help, I relied on my standard clogged toilet trick but was unsuccessful the first time so I repeated the process several more times with more aggression. The situation turned into a toilet siege after my repeated plunging efforts failed me. I had to resort to tricks I’d seen my husband use that I had less experience with: the toilet auger/plunger combo. For a while, my son and I worked in shifts to keep from getting worn down and in order to avoid getting my husband involved—always a last resort. Eventually, it was expressing my frustration that caused my son to abandon me and our joint efforts. My prolonged toilet plunging was aggressive enough to record 4.2 on the Richter scale but as soon as I stopped the forceful plunging, a collective breath was held as I flushed and waited for the toilet’s verdict. The kids listened intently for the gurgle: the sign of a cleared passageway. When I came out of the bathroom packing an ice cream bucket of excess toilet bowl water toward the door, the house was completely empty and still. Barn cats could not have scattered as quickly as my kids when they didn’t hear a gurgle. The clogging matter seemed to be hung up in sewage purgatory. Everything I tried failed, and I finally decided it was time to detonate a toilet bomb; my cure-all homemade remedy of vinegar and baking soda used in conjunction with hot water in hopes of annihilating the culprit. It took several attempts but the toilet eventually gurgled for us. The most important lesson my kids have learned about plugging the toilet is, stay clear of the yard. You never know where the toilet auger or plunger is going to land.
Robert "Bob" Witt
South Dakota. He entered into the US Army after World War II for a year, then he and his brother, Richard farmed together for several years. Bob was married to Leola Crow in December of 1948. In 1955 they moved to a farm southeast of Lodgepole, South Dakota and in 1963 they purchased his mother and step-father’s farm after their passing away. He served as a delegate to the Farm Bureau and also as Chairman of the Township board and was a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Lemmon. Bob passed away at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, ND on April 29, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Leola, of Hettinger, sons, Lyle, of Hettinger, Dan, of Springfield, South Dakota, Tom (Brenda) of Marion, South Dakota and Jerry (Kristy) of Lemmon, SD, a daughter, Joyce (Duane) Baumen, Rock Springs, Wyoming, a sister, Karen Burckhard, Belle Fourche, South Dakota; 16 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his father and mother-inlaw, two sons, James and Michael, a brother, Richard, two sisters, Agnes McKinstry and Martha Lutz and three grandchildren, Robert Aaron Witt and Angie and Amy Witt. Condolences to Bob's familiy can be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.c om
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Funeral Services for Robert "Bob" Witt, 88, of Hettinger, North Dakota were Friday, May 4, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Lemmon, South Dakota. Chaplain David Peterson will officiate and burial with Full Military Honors will follow at Greenhill Cemetery in Lemmon. Visitations will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the Evanson Jensen Funeral Home and from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m before the Funeral Service at the Church on Friday, May 4. Robert Francis Witt was born on May 7, 1923 in Muncie, Indiana to Francis and Lucille (Becktell) Witt. He came to the Perkins County, SD area with his family when he was 2 1/2 years old. Bob attended Carr School through the 8th grade then went to work for the Veal brothers in Chance,
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 10, 2012 • Page 5 Obituary
Gudrun Romness
ciate. Following a time of fellowship and lunch the burial will be at Duck Creek Cemetery near Lodgepole, South Dakota. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Hettinger Lutheran Church on Tuesday morning. Gudrun Abelseth was born August 14, 1920 to Hans and Sally (Larsen,) Abelseth on their homestead, in Perkins County, South Dakota. She went to the state teacher’s college in Aberdeen and taught school in Perkins County for several years before marrying Gordon Francis Romness, also from Perkins County, on March 18, 1945. They took over the Romness family farm and ranch, where they lived until their retirement in 2000. Gudrun was a long-time member of Duck Creek Lutheran Church, active in the ladies aid and women’s bible study groups. She and Gordon lived in Hettinger until Gordon passed away in 2006. Gudrun then moved to Arvada, Colorado, to be near her family. Gudrun was known for her sewing and her love of houseplants and gardening. Gudrun Romness passed away at Collier Hospice in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, on April 30, 2012. Those most grateful for having shared her life are her daughter Roxie (Ron) Foster of Arvada, CO; sisters Alta Swanson and Arlene Silliman, and brother Fred Abelseth; granddaughters Kristen (Tadd) Overstreet of Arvada, CO, and Andrea Foss of Arvada, CO; six great-grand-children, Alexander, Andrew, Adam, Victoria, Taylor, and Luke; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding Gudrun in death were her husband, her parents, and two brothers, Harold and Norman Abelseth. In lieu of flowers, Memorial gifts can be made to the upkeep of the Duck Creek Cemetery. Condolences to Gudrun’s family can be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.c om
Town and Country extension club
Town and Country Extension club met April 26 with Linda Howey hosting. Bob Drown, Natural resource specialist, gave a presentation on Arbor Day, which actually started in schools. National Arbor Day, April 27, is celebrated throughout the U.S. Bob, a very knowledgeable speaker, shared a wealth of information on planting and tending trees, whether it be shelter belts or yard trees. He designs shelter belts that will withstand time and climate, and he pointed out
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that trees clean the air and provide soil erosion control. There were also some interesting tidbits of information such as a tree in New York City only lives approximately seven years and a cord of wood makes 7 1/2 million toothpicks. A Bath and Body basket was donated for the Mary Lee Hathaway benefit. The next meeting will be May 24, 2012. Vera Kraemer, Sec/Treas
Gudrun Romness, 91, of Arvada, CO, formerly of Hettinger, North Dakota passed away at the Collier Hospice Facility in Wheat Ridge, Colorado on Monday, April 30, 2012 with her family by her side. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m at the Hettinger Lutheran Church. Rev. Kathleen Dettmann will offi-
Last time I wrote this piece I think I wrote about God's grace. Even if I did write on grace last time I'm going to do it again because it is still gripping my thoughts and humbling me to the core. Ever since I started preaching through Romans on Sunday mornings, I have regularly reflected on the doctrine of free grace, and it is truly Amazing! It is stunning that even though God knows me as well as I know myself, or even better, He still chose in His soveriegnty to pour out his favor on me, a favor undeserved, freely given. I didn't do anything to entice God on my side. In fact, it was in spite of my wretchedness, in spite of my sin that God gave me grace. I didn't earn it; I didn't qualify! He just gave me a gift! I can't pay for it. All I can do is receive it. It is God who has worked in me both to will and to do his good pleasure. Apart from God's grace I would only follow after my own natural inclinations... and that would be disaster. I would make a major mess of my own life and the lives of everyone around me. I thank God for His grace. It's my only hope. Pastor Brad
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Prairie City Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Beverly Jean Baxter
Beverly Jean Baxter, age 72 of Spearfish, formerly of Faith, South Dakota, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at David M. Dorsett Regional Health Care in Spearfish. The Funeral Service for Bev will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Faith. Pastor Harold Delbridge will officiate with burial in the Faith Cemetery. The Eulogy will be provided by Dennis Fernau. Serving as casket bearers are Anthony Larson, Robert Russell, Troy Clutter, Shane Spradlin, Gary Uhrig, and Dennis Fernau. Special Honorary casket bearers are Bev's grandchildren. BEVERLY JEAN SCHELL was born January 17, 1940 in Lemmon, South Dakota to Constant and Mildred (Bowers) Schell. She
grew up on the Schell farm near Meadow and attended high school in Lemmon. Bev was united in marriage to Henry L. Larson October 7, 1955 in Rapid City, South Dakota. They began their life together on the Larson homestead. Four children, Debbie, Harry, Scott, and Stacey were born to this union. The Larson family had lived in numerous places. In 1969, Bev and her children moved to Faith where she operated the V.F.W. until the mid 1970’s. She began working with Dupree/Faith School district in 1976 as an Assistant Business Manager and secretary to the Superintendent. After the district split in 1980, Bev worked full time in Faith as the Business Manager. Bev was united in marriage to Lewis (Bozo) Wattenhofer, whom she made a home with in Faith for 12 years before passing away in 1990. In 1994, Bev was united in marriage to J.W. Baxter. As they made their home in Faith, Bev continued working at the school until retiring in 2000 after 24 years of dedicated service. J.W. passed away on September 23, 1997. Bev moved to Spearfish in 2000 and later on resided at a retirement home and then the David M. Dorsett Regional Health Care where she passed away on April 28, 2012. She enjoyed walking, line dancing, bowling, listening to music, playing cards, puzzles, travelling and going out for ice cream. She especially enjoyed spending time
with family and friends. Surviving family members include her 2 daughters and sons-inlaw, Stacey and Mark Russell, Spearfish, South Dakota; Debbie and John Baker, Oakdale, Minnesota; 2 sons and daughters-inlaw, Harry and Karla Larson, Meadow, South Dakota; Scott and Rhonda Larson, Lemmon, SD; 9 grandchildren, Anthony, Alvina, Debbie, Roxi, Brittany, Kala, Robbie, Matt and Maria; and 4 great grandchildren, Chance, Lilly, Codi and Madison; 1 sister and brotherin-law, Gladys and Emil Schell, Shadehill, South Dakota; and on the Wattenhofer side of the family, stepchildren Scott (Jackie) Wattenhofer, Cindy (Alan) Beigler, Nate Wattenhofer, Greg (LeAnne) Wattenhofer, Lisa Wattenhofer, and Corey (Dawn) Wattenhofer. 13 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren; and on the Baxter side of the family, stepchildren Laura (Kurt) Barker, Jay (Elka) Baxter, and Barbara (Kyle) Carnes, and 7 step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and 1 brother, James Schell. A memorial has been established to the Faith School Building Fund, PO Box 619, Faith, SD 57626. Visitation will be on Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00pm at the Faith Area Memorial Chapel of the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Faith and on Friday one hour prior to services at the United Methodist Church in Faith.
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 •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Lemmon - 4:45 p.m., Bison - 7:15 p.m. Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CLP
Worship Service -10:30 a.m. • 9:30 Sunday School all ages welcome Reva • Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., Confirmation every Wednesday
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
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.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
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WEST RIVER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Named TOP 100 CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY Congratulations Graduates West River is proud of the accomplishments of our area graduates. The future is full of opportunity and promise for those who are willing to go the extra mile and put in the extra effort. WRHS wishes you the best!
Hanging Baskets
You have just gotten a gorgeous hanging basket as a gift or just treated yourself to a lovely basket to enjoy all season long. How do you keep it looking great all season? Hanging baskets need special treatment to keep them full and luxurious. Nothing is more damaging to hanging basket than insufficient watering. The rule of thumb is to keep the soil slightly moist, like the feel of a damp sponge. When watering, be sure to soak the soil until the water drains out the bottom or drainage holes of the basket. If your basket has the misfortune of drying out, it will need special treatment to rehydrate the soil. Dunk the entire basket in a large pot saucer or tub of water until the soil is completely saturated, this may take ten minutes up to an hour. Lift the basket out and allow it to drain the excess water before rehanging. Fertilize regularly during the growing season, about every three weeks if using a water soluble fertilizer. If you use a time-release granular fertilizer, then several times a year. If profuse blooms are desired use a fertilizer that has 10-50-15 on the label meaning it has 10% (N) Nitrogen, 50% (P) Phosphorus which promotes blossoms, 15% (K) Potassium/pot ash. If you use too much N
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Farm Credit Services of America announces first quarter earnings
Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica), a financial cooperative with nearly $17 billion in assets, today announced financial results for the first quarter of calendar year 2012. Net income for the first quarter was $108.7 million compared to $99.2 million for the same quarter in 2011, reflecting an increase of 9.6 percent. The increase in net income is primarily due to fees received for the AgDirect® Program and a reduction in the provision for credit losses due to improvements in credit quality, partially offset by increases in operating expenses to support business initiatives and growth. Loan volume increased by $25.7 million during the first quarter to $15.917 billion. Members’ equity increased to $2.983 billion compared to $2.874 billion at the end of 2011. “Our financial success enables us to fulfill our mission as a financially strong cooperative with the ability to pay cash-back dividends to our customer-owners,” said Doug Stark, president and CEO. “We will continue our ongoing efforts to meet the needs of an evolving agriculture and provide an intense focus on the customers and communities we serve,” Stark added. FCSAmerica’s financial results and continued strength enabled a $130 million cash-back dividend distribution to its customer-owners under FCSAmerica’s 2011 patronage program, the largest amount in FCSAmerica history and the eighth consecutive year of the patronage program. Cash-back dividend distributions since 2004 have totaled more than $555 million.
National Nurses Week May 6 - 13 Nurses touch lives one person at a time; please take the time to say thanks. Living with Diabetes How to Live with Diabetes presented by Barbara West certified diabetes educator in Classroom I on Mon., May 14 from 2 - 4 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 567-6203. Perennial Plant Sale Fri., May 18 from 2 - 4 pm at the RZ Motors Arctic Cat building. Please label donated plants. Free will donations for plants and proceeds used for WRHS Scholarships.
EMS Open House Open House at the West River Ambulance garage on Tues., May 22 from 5 - 7 p.m. Stop by for a free blood pressure check and a blood glucose level check. File of Life and Fall Prevention pamphlets will be available for guests and complimentary burgers, hot dogs and dessert for our visitors. WRHS e-Newsletter Go to HYPERLINK "http://www.wrhs.com" www.wrhs.com and sign up for WRHS e-Newsletter. Need HELP with Your Medical Bills Qualification is based on family income and net worth. Please contact patient financial services at 567-6152.
Living with Diabetes Counting Carbohydrates presented by Linda Nudell certified diabetes educator in Classroom I on Mon., May 21 from 2 - 4 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 567-6203.
“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.” – Charles Dickens Submitted by, Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service.
you will have lovely foliage but not many blooms. Later in the season you may notice leggy stems that are not attractive, be sure to pinch these back as soon as you notice them. Removing faded blossoms will encourage more flowers and will lengthen the flowers period. When hanging your basket chose a sunny but sheltered location. The wind in this area is not a friend of your hanging basket so try to find a spot out of the direct wind, sometimes that is a challenge, but worth the effort. If any of you have the good fortune of seeing hummingbirds in your yard, they love hanging baskets filled with bright flowers, especially shades of red. Trailing petunias, fuchsia, salvia and impatiens are all good choices. They prefer trumpet shaped flowers. You might want to hang that “hummingbird basket” near a window so you can observe the tiny visitors without disturbing them.
GREAT GIFTS FOR THE BRIDE TO BE Order all RADA products online at HYPERLINK "http://www.wrhs.com" www.wrhs.com, click Auxiliary or call Cindy at 567-6190. N.D. Women’s Way & S.D. All Women Count A regular mammogram and pap test does matter. Women’s Way & All Women Count may provide a way to pay. You may be eligible. Enroll now with Kim at 567-6014. Medication Assistance Program Call Cindy Del at 567-6185 to see if you qualify.
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BMI Report for 2012 The report breaks down your fat and lean muscle tissue distribution. Call the WRHS Radiology Department today to schedule your exam at 567-6060. Better Information means Better Care Thank you for your patience with the people who are caring for you, as we go through the next phase for your electronic health record.
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Bison High School music students travel to Minneapolis
The Bison High School music students went on a field trip to Minneapolis April 12th – April 15th. Students that went included Catherine Graf, Anna Hatle, John Hatle, Charlotte Johnson, Kayley Johnson, Tessa Kopren, Joseph Kvale, Shaley Lensegrav, Lenae McKinstry, Christopher Morris, Brianna Sexton and Dodge Weishaar. The students were chaperoned by myself, Eliza Bonacci, and Stacey Kvale. On Thursday night we attended a concert by Zoe Keating at the Cedar Cultural Center. The opening act, Paul Fonfara, sang, whistled, and played guitar and clarinet. Zoe’s performance was entirely on cello. Both artists used looping pedals, which allowed them to play a part, record it and play it back while simultaneously performing another part. On Friday morning we went to St. Paul for a guided tour of the McNally Smith College of Music. McNally is a leading accredited music college that offers a variety of music degrees and programs for study. On our tour we visited three recording studios, two performance halls, two rehearsal spaces, and a classroom. We were fortunate that our tour coincided with a very special “Artist & Industry” presentation with France’s world-renowned double-bassist, François Rabbath. Artist & Industry is a program at McNally that provides students with the opportunity to be exposed to working professionals in the music industry. Mr. Rabbath played a variety of pieces ranging from classical to jazz and talked about the importance of striving, not to be better than others, but to be better than yourself. We spent Friday afternoon at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, which includes more than 40 works such as the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg and the Standing Glass Fish by Frank Gehry. On Friday evening after feasting at the award-winning restaurant, Pizza Luce, we went to see the Minnesota Orchestra perform at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. The program consisted of Beethoven’s Symphony no. 6, Argentinean composer Ginastera’s Estancia, and the world premiere of Tributes by James Stephenson, a Chicago composer, featuring violinist Jennifer Frautschi. After a brief visit to the Mall of America Saturday afternoon, we headed to Saint Paul for an encounter with Japanese culture and cuisine. For many it would not only be their first encounter with sushi but also their last! Although the reviews were mixed regarding raw fish and tofu I believe everyone thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Minnesota Opera’s performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Ordway. Inspired and exhausted we headed home on Sunday. We would like to thank the Bison Music Boosters for financing the trip and Grand Electric and West River Telephone for their generous donations. We would also like to thank the community of Bison for their generous donations at the Christmas and Spring concerts. It was a truly amazing cultural experience for our students and I am very proud of how they carried themselves and what they learned.
Lenae McKinstry with Francois Rabbath and Sylvain Rabbath.
The music students attended the Minnesota Orchestra.
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Perkins County 4-Her’s learn horse safety
Jenny Lee from Reva brought three horses over to demonstrate how to take a horses vital signs, including heart rate, respiration rate, and body temperature, how to check gum color, and how to do a hoof inspection. 12 youth were shown all the necessary supplies they should carry at all times in their trailers, or have in the barn. The youth were then broken up into three groups to doctor, pretend wire cuts. The kids had to hold the horse, clean the cut with distilled water and syringe, wipe down and dry the area. Then apply iodine water and a bandage, and present their patient to Jenny Lee for inspection. All of them did a great job; the horses in this county are safe for another year with these kids around! Also present were Ida Schmidt Youth Educator for Harding/ Perkins County, several leaders, and parents. Submitted by Sara Weishaar
SDSU extension provides severe weather safety tips
sides, carports, or other open structures are not safe structures," she said. She adds that metal-topped vehicles provide another safe option; however, a tractor (open or enclosed cab), convertible or Jeepstyle vehicles are not safe options. Drivers should pull off the road and come to a stop, in a low-lying area if possible when you are in a smaller vehicle. Should there be no safe cover in a building or vehicle, Edwards says the last resort is to crouch down and be as small as possible in a low lying area. "Do not lie flat, but squat down or kneel with your head between your knees. If you have a fencepost or other taller object in your area, position yourself about 30 feet away from it," she said. "Stay away from water or isolated trees and tall structures that could attract lightning." After taking cover, remain there until the threat passes. "Wait until the sound of thunder is away from the area. With these safety tips, you can take the best precautions against a lightning strike while out in open fields," she said. For more information, visit the NOAA Lightning Safety website: http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.g ov/overview.htm Early spring brings early tornadoes. The early onset of spring this year set off a round of tornadoes in the Upper Midwest, causing significant damage and injuries in Illinois, Michigan, and the surrounding areas. More recently, a weekend of severe weather brought tornadoes that went through Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and other neighboring states. "Fortunately, the potential for severe weather was well advertised for days in advance, and warnings were issued in a timely fashion. We were reminded that severe weather can occur at any time of year. It is a good idea to be aware of weather conditions and our plans should severe weather strike," Edwards said. She adds that tornadoes are a particularly dangerous threat, regardless of your location. "Whether it be in a building or in an open field, if severe weather is expected, stay tuned in to a NOAA weather radio or local media for watches and warnings," she said. "If tornadoes are possible in the area, know where your best protection is." Edwards says individuals living in mobile homes or outdoors stand the highest risk of property damage and personal injury. The best protection and safest locations are tornado shelters or, if in a building, go to the basement or an interior windowless room. "There are tornado shelters in nearly every community-know where the closest one is located in the event that you may need to go there." If you find yourself in a vehicle, drive to the closest tornado shelter as quickly and safely as possible. Edwards says the very last resort, if there is no shelter nearby, would be to remain in your vehicle with your seatbelt on. "Again, this should only be done as a last resort, as your vehicle can be taken up or destroyed by a tornado," she says. Move your vehicle to an appreciably lower lying area if one is nearby. Do not park under an overpass. If debris is flying, pull over and stop your vehicle, and duck down to cover your head from any glass that may break. As in any emergency, Edwards reminds readers to know ahead of time how you can reach family and friends to let them know where you are. "If you stop for shelter, call to tell them where you are. This will give them peace of mind, and may also prevent them from waiting to take cover themselves if they are concerned about your whereabouts," Edwards said. For more information on tornado safety, download this brochure from NOAA's National W e a t h e r Service:http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ om/severeweather/resources/ttl610.pd
Deandra Kolb, Jenna Kari, Tayton Schofield, and Ashtin Gerbracht take care of their patient while Terry Hafner holds the horse.
Although it sounds cliché, lightning can strike during any season of the year, says Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist. "It can be a significant hazard, both out in the open and near your home or office. The highest danger is when you are exposed with very little protection, as when you are out in the field," Edwards said. Edwards reminds readers that lightning has a lot of power and can kill or severely injure a person when it strikes. "It is important to take cover when lightning is in the area, as there have been reports of it striking as far away as 75 miles from its source," she said. "The speed of light is roughly five times that of sound. Once you see lightning, start counting. Divide that number by five, and that will tell you how many miles away the storm is. For example, if you count to 10, then the storm is two miles away." She encourages South Dakotans to heed severe weather warnings. "Often times, we are forewarned that lightning may be approaching. Be aware of the weather forecast, and on the watch for thunderstorm development. Many times a significant, palpable, shift to cooler air temperature and an increase in winds will precede lightning," Edwards said. "If thunder is heard, then you are certainly within striking distance." She adds that all lightning originates from thunderstorms. "There is no such thing as 'heat lightning.' If you see a flash in the distance, the storm is likely far enough away that it is beyond the horizon.'" If you find yourself out in an open field, Edwards says to take cover immediately. "The best cover is an enclosed building, away from electrical and plumbing. Picnic areas with open
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Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Rapid City Monday. Tiss Treib made a trip to Lemmon Wednesday. Tiss Treib visited at the home of Kari Hoff Friday afternoon with her mother, Esther Johnson and Doreena Wiechmann, Ethan and Katie Wiechmann and Christopher. Tiss Treib visited briefly with Pastor Margie Hershey in Bison Friday afternoon. Tiss Treib visited with Jim and Angie Spenny Sunday afternoon on her way home from work. Lucas and Krista Allen were Sunday afternoon, supper and evening guests of Al and Tiss Treib. Tuesday, Shirley Harris traveled to Bismarck where she met up with Denise Haugen, Brooklyn and Daniel. Don Meink of Crofton, NE arrived at Helen Meink’s Wednesday to spend some time. Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip to Hettinger and visited with Violet Miller Monday. Chet and Ethan Anderson and Matt Miller were Wednesday dinner guests of Jim and Patsy Miller. Patsy Miller attended an Eastern Star meeting in Bison Wednesday evening. Jim Miller attended a Mason’s meet-
Rosebud News ......................By Tiss Treib
ing in Bison Thursday evening. Patsy Miller played pinochle at the Senior Center in Hettinger Thursday evening. Jim Miller spent Saturday and Sunday in Rapid City at the Shrine Circus. Matt Miller and Christi Miller were Sunday evening guests of Jim and Patsy Miller. Marilyn Schwartzbauer, Noel and Braylyn Miller of Bismarck arrived Friday at Dorothy Frey’s and spent the weekend. Albert Keller went back to his work near Sidney, MT. Thursday. Bridget and Lil Albert Keller attended worship at Rosebud Sunday. Monday, Thelma Sandgren delivered her news up to Shirley Johnson’s and had cake with Shirley. Al Treib visited with Thelma Sandgren Tuesday and Steve Sandgren came out for a visit. Wednesday, Thelma Sandgren made Matthew Sandgren’s favorite soup and took it to Bison to help Matthew cele-
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Thelma Sandgren attended worship at Rosebud Sunday. She then traveled to Hettinger to the Assembly of God church. Paul and Evie Sandgren were in the area, so they all joined together for dinner out with two-dozen in attendance. It was a fun filled day. Thelma then stopped at the Nursing home to visit Gladys Vliem and Buster Van Wyk before returning home.
brate his 15th birthday. Carly and Paulette Ellison also joined them. Thursday was a nice day. Steve Sandgren came out to the ranch and mowed all the grass, it sure looks nice. Patsy Miller picked Thelma up later and they went to Hettinger where Thelma visited her sister, Gladys Vliem and brother, Buster Van Wyk at the Western Horizon’s Care Center, they then played cards at the Senior Center. Friday morning Thelma Sandgren kept a hair appointment in Hettinger and then traveled to Lemmon to attend the funeral of Bob Witt. With sixteen grandchildren and thirty-six great grandchildren, there were as many children as adults at the funeral. It certainly was an occasion to remember with fond memories, not all of the children were able to attend. Saturday, Steve Sandgren and his friend Ray Lapka of Mitchell were dinner guests of Thelma. It was a nice showery day.
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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Plan well, work hard, attain your dream.
Congratulations Class of 2012 to the
Recently Mary Ellen Fried accompanied Greg Fried to Mobridge for Noah Fried’s Band and Choir Concert. Ed and Violet Chapman were Saturday morning coffee guests of Mary Ellen Fried. Saturday evening, Mary Ellen Fried accompanied Ed and Violet Chapman to the Bison High School Grand March. Ruth Friez of Phoenix, AZ; Bob
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and Lillian Bohnet of Bismarck arrived at the Herb Fried home Sunday afternoon to join family and friends help Herb celebrate his birthday. Ruth Friez, Bob and Lillian Bohnet were houseguests of Mary Ellen Fried Sunday evening. Bob and Lillian returned to their home in Bismarck Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday evening supper guests at the home of Greg and Peggy Fried were Bob Jackson, Mary Ellen Fried and Ruth Friez and Penny Lemburg. Mary Ellen Fried and Ruth Friez drove to Rapid City Thursday and
were overnight guests of Ella Friez. Ruth left for her home in Phoenix Friday evening. Mary Ellen Fried returned to Bison also Friday. On their way down Thursday, Mary Ellen and Ruth visited at the home of Bert and Mildred Fried in Sturgis. Dorothy and Kathleen Carmichael and Bernie Rose had dinner together Sunday at Lisa’s,
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At the Jeff Smit Junior High Memorial Track Meet on Saturday, May 5, 2012, Daniel won the 7th grade boys 3200m run, setting a new meet record with a time of 10:56.68. He also won the 1600m run with a time of 5:06.40. With over a thousand athletes competing in the large meet, being a double winner is unusual.
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Under water enchantment: prom 2012
Go confidently in the “ direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
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Talyssa Kvanvig of Hettinger was escorted by Conner Palmer.
Tessa Kopren and Seth Buer Megan Adams of Buffalo was escorted by Tyler Kari.
Brittnee Aaker and Johnathan VanZandt.
Brooklynn Skjoldal of Lemmon was escorted by Roy Goddard.
Kaitlynn Pinnow of Lemmon was Dodge Weishaars prom date.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. Touch of Heaven Kim Petik, LMT Lemmon • 374-5836
Brianna Arbogast and Yancy Buer
Every yesterday is a memory of dreams. Every tomorrow is a vision of hopes
The Print Shop Lemmon 374-3537
Kayley Johnson was escorted by Lane Kopren.
Jami Derflinger of Faith was Michael Koprens date.
When prom was first introduced in the 1900s, it very simple and modest. It was a tea dance held for high school seniors that were getting ready to graduate
The future lies before you,Like a field of driven snow, Be careful how you tread it, For every step will show.
C & N Cafe
Hettinger 701-567-6535
Way to Go Grads!
Kohlman Bierschbach & Anderso n, LLP Lemmon • 374-3388
“Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the one who'll decide where to go!
Congratulations 2012 Graduates!
Alliance Ag
Hettinger 701-567-4131
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You know that point at your graduation ceremony where everyone throws their caps ? Isn’t it great that we all celebrate how smart we are by throwing sharp pointy objects in the air!
Anna Hatle was escorted by Royce Haines of Faith.
Carrie Schalesky and Shawn Klein. Lenae McKinstry was escorted by Alec Pinnow of Lemmon. Brianna Sexton and Christopher Morris.
2012 Graduates! Hettinger 701-567-4387
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Penor’s Texaco Dean & Eloise Penor 244-5229
Marranda Hulm and Reed Arneson Kimberly Peck Plaggemeyer. and Tyler
Ashley Hills and Tucker Watson.
Megan Serr was escorted by Tanner Stippich of Hettinger.
and All successful people men women are big dreamers. They imagine what their ery future could be, ideal in ev k respect, and then they wor every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Perkins County Title Co. Bison • 244-5544
andgren Congrats to Kylee S & the entire BHS Class of 2012
Supt. Don & Vera Kraemer
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams
Hettinger 701-567-6545
Modern Expressions
The horizon
Some people think that graduation is the final chapter of their learning. Little do they know that it’s just a beginning. After you graduate, that’s the start of a new chapter of your life
Cindy’s Crop Insurance 244-7212 & Buzz Stop • 244-7760
space to place new steps of change.
leans forward, offering you
Palace Theater & Unfinished Furniture 374-3742
Congratulations Class of 2012
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Tanner Christian Besler
Roy Weston Goddard
With Highest Honors
Lindsey Lee Hendrickson
With Highest Honors
Jessica Jayne Johnson
Shawn Allen Klein
Kylee Bernice Sandgren
With Honors
Carrietta Faye Schalesky
With Honors
Bison High School Graduation May 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Held in the Bison School Gymnasium
Christian Levi Wolff
Class colors: Black and Cardinal Red Class Flower: White Rose tipped in Red
Class Motto: Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
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Bison FFA holds annual banquet and awards ceremony
On May 1, members and guests of the Bison FFA chapter gathered for their Annual Banquet and Member Auction. The evening began with opening ceremonies conducted by the 2011-2012 Bison FFA Chapter Officers (PresidentLindsey Hendrickson, Vice President- Carrietta Schalesky, Secretary- Megan Serr, Treasurer- Shaley Lensegrav, Reporter- Lane Kopren, Sentinel-Roy Goddard, Parliamentarian- Shelly Peck, Historian- Anna Hatle and Sydney Arneson, Student Advisor- Wil Kolb). Lindsey Hendrickson welcomed everyone and invited everybody to partake in supper. Upon conclusion of the evening meal, the chapter officers gathered to conduct the Greenhand Degree Ceremony. Those earning their Greenhand Degree this year included Josh Beckman, Dillon Collins, John Hatle, Layton Hendrickson, Madison Hulm, Tessa Kopren, Drew Reder, Matthew Sandgren, Wrangler Weishaar, Joseph Kvale, Morris, Conner Christopher Palmer, Ty Plaggemeyer, Beth Seidel, and Ryan Serr. Layton Hendrickson was named Star Greenhand for the Bison FFA Chapter for the 2011-2012 year. Yancy Buer, Anna Hatle, Wil Kolb, Lane Kopren, Shaley Lensegrav, Shelly Peck, and Megan Serr were then presented with their Chapter Degree. The four state degree recipients (Lindsey Hendrickson, Shawn Klein, Carrietta Schalesky, and Christian Wolff) were honored for earning their State Degree during State Convention in Brookings, SD. Christian Wolff was recognized as the Top Fruit Salesperson of the Year and presented with a certificate and a check. Lindsey Hendrickson was presented with the 2012 DEKALB Agricultural
Lindsey Hendrickson was selected to receive the Dekalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award . Accomplishment Award for excellence in academics, leadership, and agricultural work experience. Dakota Feed and Seed, JD Ryen, and the Bison FCCLA were presented Certificates of Appreciation for their assistance through the year. Mrs. Ryen, the Chapter Advisor, read a listing of the accomplishments attained by the members that included 31 Individual Top Ten Placings, 12 Team Top Five Placings, 4 Team State Emblems, and 11 Individual State Emblems. The 2012-2013 officers were inducted by the retiring officers at the conclusion of the night. The new officers are as follows: President- Lane Kopren, Vice President- Shaley Lensegrav, Vice President (Community Service)- Anna Hatle, Secretary- Megan Serr, Treasurer- Wil Kolb, ReporterSydney Arneson, Sentinel-Shelly Peck, Parliamentarian- Layton and Wrangler Hendrickson Weishaar, Historian- Tessa Kopren and Beth Seidel, Student Advisor- Logan Hendrickson. During the Annual Member Auction, 18 individual members sold, 3 branding teams, 2 fencing teams, 1 docking team, 1 cleaning crew, and 1 gardening/lawn team sold. The member auction raised $4,010 that will assist the completion of their annual activities. Thank you to those who purchased FFA members!
Twenty years from now you will be more throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade Explore. Dream. Discover winds in your sails. disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So
We are sure that a beautiful life is expecting you after graduation but remember: do not step back – only forward.
Top photo: Layton Hendrickson Received the Star Greenhand Award from Mrs. Christi Ryen. Above: Christian Wolff was recognized for being the Top Fruit Salesperson.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the one who'll decide where to go. Lemmon IGA 374-3802
Perkins County Rural Water 244-5608
Grand Electric Cooperative 244-5211 www.grandelectric.coop
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
Lemmon 374-7785
Bison 244-5612
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New Chapter Officer Team for 2012-13
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
The Flower Box
313 main Ave Lemmon 374-5911
Best Wishes!
Pictured above: Back Row: Layton Hendrickson and Wrangler Weishaar. Middle: Beth Seidel, Tessa Kopren, Shelly Peck, Shaley Lensegrav, Megan Serr, Logan Hendrickson, Sydney Arneson and Anna Hatle. Front: Wil Kolb and Lane Kopren.
All successful people, men and women, are big dreamer’s. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Congrats Grads!
White Drug
Hettinger 701-567-2533 With the passing of time we have acquired knowledge, understanding and friendship. With the help of many, we are prepared to meet tomorrow's challenges.
Dakota Packing Co. Hettinger 701-567-2422
“Keep true to the dreams of your youth.”
The Pit Stop • Lemmon 374-3746
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”
Lemmon 374-3301
Hettinger • Bowman • Rhame • Scranton
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Wednesday, May 16 Corn dogs salad fruit & milk
Tuesday, May 15 Hamburger w/bun salad bar fruit & milk
Monday, May 14 Ham & cheese sandwich salad bar fruit & milk
Insurance Statements
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Insurance Statements
Insurance Statements
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Insurance Statements
Insurance Statements
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REGULAR MEETING May 14, 2012 7:00 pm AGENDA: Pledge of Allegiance Call to Order Consent Agenda Approve Agenda Minutes Financial Reports Approval of Claims – Delegations –
Notice is given that on April 9, 2012, Blaise Sims was appointed as Personal Representative of the estate of Thomas Sims. 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.
Discuss and sign Negotiated Agreement --
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 10:30 p.m. MT on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Dakota Lodge in Lemmon, SD: Legal, Description, Appraised Value Conditions Lemmon’s 3rd Addition, Block 2 Lot 4, City of Lemmon; $7,500; Shingles & Paint, Bring up to city code within 90 days.
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. /s/ Blaise Sims Blaise Sims 447 North 1st East St. Green River, WY 82935
Elementary Teachers—Presentation and discussion of Elementary Reading Program
Roxie Seaman and Heidi Collins – Discussion of the School-wide Plan, for the Title I Consolidated Grant Application Discussion of Compensation for Classified Staff – Discuss expansion of the music program -- Darren Jackson
Trish Peck Perkins County Clerk of Court P. O. Box 426 Bison, South Dakota 57620 (605) 244-5626
Aaron W. Roseland Crane Roseland Hardy, PC P.O. Box 390 Hettinger, North Dakota 58639 (701) 567-2418
SD High School Activities Association Election (SDHSAA) – Voting for one Division I Representative SDHSAA Official Amendment Ballot – Changes in Open Enrollment eligibility Budget Proposal – Set hearing date Discuss/Approve Lease – Bentley Building
[Published April 26, 2012, May 3 & May 10, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $46.93.]
Lemmon Original, Block 13 Lot 16, City of Lemmon; $5,500; Roof repaired, Cleaned & mold removed, Bring up to city code Within 90 days Lemmon Original, Block 7 S 1/2 Lot 2 & all of Lot 3, City of Lemmon; $3000; Bring to city code within 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
Discuss/Approve Bus Contract –
Bids must be received prior to the bid opening at 10:30 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 April, 2012 SYLVIA CHAPMAN Perkins County Finance Officer
Voter registration for the Primary Election to be held on June 5, 2012, will close on May 21, 2012. Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for this election. If you are in doubt about whether you are registered, check the Voter Information Portal at www.sdsos.gov or call the Perkins County Finance Office at 605-244-5624. Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county finance office, secretary of state’s office and those locations which provide driver’s licenses, food stamps, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the county finance officer to request a mail-in registration form or access a mail-in form at Voters with diswww.sdsos.gov . abilities may contact the county finance office for information and special assistance in voter registration, absentee voting, or polling place accessibility. Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Perkins County
Canvass School Board Election –
South Dakota Retirement Ballot --
Approve resignation – Nancy Reimer
Executive Session – for personnel matters Northwest Area Schools Education Cooperative Report – Dan Beckman Superintendent Report – Don Kraemer Motion to Adjourn --
[Published May 10, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $25.27.]
•98.7% of public libraries provide public access to the Internet. •More than 65% of public libraries provide services for job seekers.
[Published April 26, 2012 & May 3, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $42.90.]
[Published May 3 and May 10, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $24.69.]
DISPLAY ADS: $4.50 per column inch. CLASSIFIED ADS: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies. THANK YOU'S: $5.90 minimum or $3.10 per column inch. $2.00 billing charge applies. HIGHLIGHTS & HAPPENINGS: $5.90 minimum or $3.10 per column inch. $2.00 billing charge applies. HAPPY ADS: With or Without Picture: $15.00 minimum or B $4.50 per column inch.BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: $36.00 for 2x7 announcement. Ad Deadline is Monday at NOON! Legal Deadline is Friday at NOON! 244-7199 or courier@sdplains.com
For Sale 3 hunters looking for place to hunt whitetails in northern Meade or southern Perkins county willing to pay a fair price for some good ground. All three have been around cattle and will respect you and your property 320 226 1961 matt. B46-2tp Second Chance! Three bed, two bath ranch style home with basement for sale. Includes extra lot, a one-room school house and 4 car garage. 613 1st Ave. West. If interested call Kvale's at 244-7536. B40-tfn work performing manual and machine tasks on a commercial honeybee farm, from 5/25/2012 to 10/12/2012 at Noyes Apiaries, Inc, Counties of Burleigh, Mc. Lean, Oliver, Sheridan and Ward., ND. Three months previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Workers must have no fear of bees and be non-allergic to bee stings, pollen, honey or other products of the hive. Clean driving record required. Must have or be able to obtain U.S. driver’s license within 30 days following hire. No minimum education or High School diploma/equivalent is necessary for the position. $11.61/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed 3/4 of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or SDWorks 415 14th Ave. East, Mobridge, SD 57601-1306. Provide copy of this ad. Job Order #274406. B47-1tc Center-Based Teacher/Home Visitor: TREC/Badlands Head Start
Advertising Rates:
Prenatal to Five is seeking a high energy, self-motivated and professional individual to work as a Teacher/Home Visitor in Bison, South Dakota. This individual will be working with young children (ages 3-5) and their families. Strong communication skills, experience working with families, and a valid driver’s license are required. Head Start experience is preferred. Due to Head Start mandates and TREC policy a minimum of an AA in Early Childhood is required. This is a 40 hour per week, 38 weeks per year position. We provide a competitive salary and benefit package. Salary DOE. For more information and an application, please call 605-7238837. Position open until 5/21/12. B46-3tc The Bison Courier has a part time opening for more information call 244-7199. B44-tfn
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ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN – $15.45/hr, City of Aberdeen, HR, 123 S. Lincoln St., Aberdeen, SD (605)6267013, www.aberdeen.sd.us, or SD Dept. of Labor. Apply by May 18, 2012. EOE. ASSISTANT CUSTODIAN: FT, benefits. Maintain heating system, clean/maintain school buildings/grounds, minor repairs, snow removal. Contact Faulkton School, Supt. Joel Price, 605-598-6266 ext. 206.
FACS (Family Consumer Science) opening for the 2012-13 school year. Contact Mr. Jim Frederick at 605-6987613, ext. 147. Open until filled.
WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIANS at a stable dealership with three locations in South Dakota and four locations in Nebraska. Excellent benefit package. A/C service departments. Wages DOE. For locations and phone numbers check our website: www.grossenburg.com. GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org. SEED: Spring wheat, oats, cover crop seed, oat & pea mix, alfalfa seed, grass seed of all kinds, millet & forage seed, wildlife products. Call for 2012 spring catalog or see dealer near you. Dakota’s Best Seed, Platte, SD. 800894-3318 or 605-337-3318. www.dakotasbestseed.com. FOR SALE
BRIDGEWATER CITY accepting written Notice of Interest for Manager Lessees for City Bar. Call Bridgewater Finance Office 605/729-2690 or see bridgewatersd.com for more information. BRITTON-HECLA SCHOOL, 7-12 science teacher w/wo coaching. Send resume to Kevin.Coles@k12.sd.us, 605448-2234, or PO Box 190, Britton, SD 57430.
GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org.
For Rent For rent: Homestead Heights located in Bison, S.D., has a one and two bedroom apartment available. Homestead Heights is a low-income elderly and disabled Section 8 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) housing facility. We are smoke free. Energy Assistance is available for those who qualify. Utilities are included in the rent. Homestead Heights is an equal housing opportunity. For more information, please call (605) 244-5473. B14-tfn Services Cleaning Services, various hours available. References upon request. Please call Karin @ 244-7799 or 406581-1108. B30-tfn Employment 3 positions - Temporary/seasonal
COUNTY HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT - Huron, SD. Job description available at www.beadle.sdcounties.org. Deadline to apply is 6-15-12 . Submit resume with salary expectations to auditor@beadlesd.org. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ROSHOLT, A PROGESSIVE, SAFE community in NE SD is seeking an EMT or Nurse to serve as manager of its Ambulance Service. Rosholt has an excellent school system, economical housing, a dedicated community and more (www.rosholtsd.com). Forward resume by May 15th to CSI, 208 Prairie Ave, Rosholt SD 57260. EOE.
STEAKHOUSE/LOUNGE with on/off sale in Delmont, SD. About 35 minutes south of Mitchell. Well-maintained 140x50-ft. building with new kitchen equipment, inventory in place, turnkey operation. Priced to sell. 605-7793431 or 680-9928. DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 6052 6 4 5 6 5 0 , www.goldeneagleloghomes.com. ROY LAKE (SD) secluded 40 acre parcel with a 15 acre forested peninsula surrounded by Roy Lake and state land. Modern cabin and garage. www.roylakeproperty.com ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details. NOTICES REAL ESTATE LOG HOMES
NEED MONEY TO PAY off bills?? Sell Avon! Work from home. Earn 40% on your first 4 orders. 1-877-454-9658. INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONALS Needed for Customer Modular Home Builder to Sell and Build in Your Area Using Our System. Call Lonnie to Learn More: 1-800-759-2782. EDUCATION
MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES needed! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! No experience needed! Local job training. Placement available. HS diploma or GED and PC needed! 1-888-926-7884. GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org. EMPLOYMENT
SEEKING BUSINESS MANAGER for the Mobridge-Pollock School District #62-6. Resume and Application to be sent to Tim Frederick at the MobridgePollock School District #62-6 at 1107 1st Avenue East in Mobridge SD 57601. Certified application is available online at mobridgepollock.k12.sd.us under employment opportunities. For more information contact Tim at 605-845-9204. Open until filled. EOE. SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT:
CUSTER REGIONAL SENIOR CARE is searching for dedicated, caring nurses to join our team. We have full and part time LPN and RN positions available. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. For more information please contact TerryAnn Scott at (605) 673-2237 ext. 29 or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply. EEOC/AA.
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While the first breakfast cereal was made by adding sugar and milk to popped popcorn, a shortage of baking flours after World War II forced breadmakers to substitute up to 25% of wheat flour with ground popped popcorn. Over the years, popcorn also has been used as an ingredient in pudding, candy, soup, salad and entrees.
West River Vet Clinic
will be holding a Rabies & Vaccination Clinic Thursday, May 17 at the Bentley Building in Bison from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Watch for your vaccination reminder in your mailbox or call ahead for your vaccination history. We will NOT be bringing those records with us! 701-567-4333

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