Bison Courier, May 2, 2013

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Volume 30 Number 46 May 2, 2013
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
Bison Courier
The Bison Board of Education will be hosting a public forum on Monday May 13, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. This public forum will be held in the school cafeteria, but will be moved to the gym if the crowd exceeds the capacity of the cafeteria. The discussion topic will be the condition of the shop and the main school building. The board is con-
Noem representative visits Bison
School Board to host public meeting
sidering the following options: •Conducting extensive repairs of the shop building and main school building •Constructing a new shop and conducting extensive repairs of the main school building •Constructing a new school building with an attached shop The Board is seeking respectful and thoughtful ideas from the public about how to proceed in providing a suitable learning environment for students. A time for idea sharing will follow a short presentation of facts. Interested patrons unable to attend the forum may submit signed, written comments to the Business Office.
Bison High School - All School Reunion is open to the public
Kyle Holt, Constituent Service Representative for U.S. Representative Kristi Noem, stopped briefly at the Perkins County Courthouse on Monday afternoon. Although his arrival had been advertised, only a handful of people turned out to visit with him. He chatted briefly with Holly Waddell, above. Waddell asked that Noem be encouraged to support the USDA in implementing COOL(country of origin labeling). She also touched on finding ways to support beginning farmers and ranchers and mentioned the Food Safety and Modernization Act. Others questioned sending so many "welfare" dollars overseas and mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients in this country. Holt promised that Noem would continue to seek timely settlements from the Forest Service for those who lost grassland, feed and fences in the recent Pautre Fire. "We're trying to keep their feet the fire," he said. If you do not have a computer and are not following us on facebook, we would like to reach out to you via the Bison Courier. The All School Reunion will be held Saturday night, June 22, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Bison School Gymnasium. It will be open to the public, not just alumni, for the first time ever this year. We have had people who have lived in Bison for over 30 years and whose children have graduated from BHS ask if they could come too – the answer was a resounding yes. If you are non-alumni, but would like to come to the banquet, please let Helen Aaker or Gladys Jackson know by dropping a note to Bison All School Reunion, Box 224, Bison, SD 57620 with your check for $25.00 per person. This money goes for your meal, entertainment and all festivities held at the gymnasium on Saturday evening. We will be having former alumni who have been or are still in the music business to entertain us at our Alumni Reunion. This includes members of the talented Buer Family; Kid Dakota (Darren Jackson), Bridget Besler Vanderpool, members of the community BAC group and Justin Seim. They may even get the crowd involved. We will also have our very own photo booth for alumni to take pictures in, so contact your classmates, see who is coming and plan to take some pictures - as many as can fit in the booth at once and still fit in the picture frame; but don’t forget photo booths have been known to cause people to get wild and crazy. We would like to thank the following for their donations to the All School Reunion; it is very much appreciated as it helps us pay for the meal, entertainment, postage, etc. Thanks go out to: Mrs. Ruth (Huber) Baxter; Ted Kelso; Cindy (Larson) Kopren; Eileen Kopren; Dean Clark; Lola Jane (Clark) Ermisch; Ginger (Hanson) Dangerud; Glenn L. and Della (Preszler) Wishard; Ardel and Deanna (Larson) Reder; Doug and Melody (Tescher) Hamilton; Walter and Jeannette (Shelstad) Kolb To date, we have heard from the following who will be attending: Norman Kopren, Bison, Class of 1942; Eileen Kopren, Dickinson, ND, Class of 1971; Dale Harris, Prairie City, Class of 1982; Cindy Larson Kopren, Prairie City, Class of 1977; Georgia Sandgren, Sturgis, Class of 1977; Pamela Buer Anderson, Scranton, ND, Class of 1974; Jack and Debby Vetter, Bison, Teacher (1978-2009), Class of 1968; John and Geraldine Peck, Bison, Class of 1958 and Class of 1973; Margie (Preszler) LaDue, Sturgis, Class of 1962; Doug and Melody(Tescher) Hamilton, Rapid City, Class of 1973 (both); Walter and Jeannette (Shelstad) Kolb, Spearfish, Class of 1946 and Class of 1951; Glenn L. and Della (Preszler) Wishard, Rapid City, Classes of 1951 and 1952; Ardel and Deanna (Larson) Reder, Prairie City, Classes of 1976 and 1978; James and Peg (Wishard) Wunder, Mobridge, Classes of 1956 and 1958; Ginger (Hanson) Dangerud, Hettinger, ND, Class of 1970; Mavis (Krause) and Ken Engellant, Ft. Benton, MT, Class of 1958 RM and Rosanne Penor, Chadron, NE, Class of 1945; Virginia and Walter Gerbracht, Faith, Class of 1970; Lola Jane (Clark) Ermisch, Chebogan, MI, Class of 1957; Ammertte "Amy" Deibert, Ames, Iowa, Class of 1966; Dean O Clark, Yankton, Class of 1959; Bob and Gladys (O’Rourke) Jackson, Bison, Classes of 1967 and 1969. Patrick D. Winderlin, Class of 1960, writes that he will not be able to attend. He owns his own insurance agency and resides in New York. Renee (Miller) Bachman, Class of 1974, writes that she will not be able to make it this year due to other conflicts, but hopes her class can get together for a 40th reunion next year! She and her family reside in Belle Fourche and Renee is a nurse. Theadore (Ted) Kelso writes he would love to come but he and his family cannot attend due to the fact that they are currently residing in Korea. We wish you and your family well Ted! Alvin and Irene Zulauf Hirsch, Class of 1948, who reside in Rapid City, dropped a note that they may come. The Zulaufs lived on a farm seven miles south of Bison before moving into Bison. They write that they dearly loved living on the farm and in Bison and cherish the memories and friends. We hope you can come! Mrs. Ruth (Huber) Baxter, Ohio, writes that she will not be able to attend. She was from the Class of 1950 and is a retired missionary nurse who worked in Ecuador, S.A. Remember to like us on facebook and tell all your friends to like us too. If you have pictures you want to share with other classmates on this site, please send to gcjackson@sdplains.com or jodykerzman@gmail.com. We would love to post them for you so others can enjoy. Hey Cardinals! If your address has changed since the last reunion (five years ago), please let us know! We want to make sure everyone gets the Cardinal Call! Be sure to check out the Bison web site at www.bisonsd.com for news and updates not only on the All School Reunion but on the Gala Day Schedule. This is a very nice site with very helpful information.
Trap Club meeting Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Mom’s Place, Main Street, Bison, 7 p.m. Meadow Galloway Cemetery meeting May 9th at the Meadow Fire Hall at 7 p.m.
Highlights & Happenings
Day Flowers.
MEMORIAL DAY WREATHS are available for sale at the Bison Food Store. These wreaths are hand made by the Jolly Ranchers 4H Club from recycled material. They are reasonably priced and the club would sure appreciate your support when considering your Memorial
In celebration of South Dakota Community and Family Extension Leader's (CFEL) week, Town and Country Club is hosting a FREE Community Coffee Break on Thursday, May 9 in the Grand Electric Social Room from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Everyone welcome! Bring a friend! BHS seniors and parents please email or drop off a senior picture for the graduation page in the Bison Courier. - courier@sdplains.com
It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~ Mark Twain
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Stateline Right to Life news
With nine persons present the Stateline Right to Life Chapter met April 16th at the Grand Electric Social Room at 4:30 p.m. We wish to thank all those who brought baked goods to our bake sale on February 7th at the basketball game. Also thanks to those who attended our movie matinee showing of “October Baby” and gave donations. A a result of good income from these events the chapter agreed to give $1200. to care Net in Rapid City and $500. for the roof project at the Bella Crisis Pregnancy Center in Spearfish. Three members attended the Care Net Banquet in Rapid City on April 11th. The banquet was part of a national effort called the Great Turn Around to stop abortion. Bridget Van Means from St. Louis, Missouri, was the featured speaker. She gave an inspiring message on reasons to rescue the unborn from abortion. The theme was to “Stand in the Gap” between the baby and the mother. Fifty million babies have been lost to abortion since the Roe vs Wade decision of 1973 which is nine holocausts. “When you save one life you save the entire world,” she remarked. The cost to save one baby is $1200. according to Care Net pregnancy Center. “How many lives will you save?” she asked. Mother’s and Father’s Day ads will once again be put in the Bison Courier to commemorate the special days. The Chapter also discussed various future fund raising events. Watch the Bison Courier for more information on these coming events. The next meeting was set for Tuesday, June 18th at 7 p.m. at the Grand Electric Social Room.
I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) funding available application deadline is May 3
A deadline for accepting applications has been issued for the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) enrollment for Fiscal Year 2013 funding. Applications are accepted year round for the program, however the cutoff for consideration for 2013 funding is May 3, 2013. Interested landowners must sign an application at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office by that date, according to Jeff Vander Wilt, NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Programs. The WRP is a voluntary program where landowners enroll eligible wetlands and adjacent land into a 30 year or perpetual easement. The purpose of the program is to restore the land for wildlife habitat. Interested landowners need to work with their local office as soon as possible to complete the application process. Easement payments are based on an established rate. To check out the 2013 rate for your county go to http://www.sd.nrcs.usda.gov /programs/WRP.html “Funds are available now,” says Vander Wilt and he encourages any landowner not to wait until the last minute to visit their local U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center. “Now is the time to look at the economic return on those marginal acres, and think about enrolling them into the WRP. May is National Wetlands month and we are looking forward to helping landowners protect and restore this valuable natural resource.” For more information about the WRP, please contact your local NRCS office or the NRCS WRP Manager, Sara Thompson, at (605) 352-1281. For more information about technical assistance and conservation programs go to http://www.sd.nrcs.usda.gov.
Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month 2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
Faith Clinic
Story Hour at the Bison Public Library May 10th and May 17th at 10:30 a.m. for Mother’s Day. May 20th Summer Reading program kickoff for elementary at 6 p.m. May 22nd Summer Reading program kickoff for teens 6 p.m. The American Lutheran Church is seeking wedding dresses, baptism gowns and Easter hats from 1913 - 2013 to display during their 100 Year Anniversary program. If you have an item or know of someone who does, please contact Salli at 605-244-5491.
In celebration of South Dakota Community and Family Extension Leader's (CFEL) week, Town and Country Club is hosting a FREE Community Coffee Break on Thursday, May 9th in the Grand Electric Social Room from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Everyone welcome! Bring a friend!
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Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
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Palace Theater
Bison Senior citizens, dues of $10.00 are due. Please pay your dues so we can keep the center open, the building is in need of repairs.
There will be an all school party at the Lions Park May 23, 2013 from 11 - 3. More info at a later date. All students are welcome.
Bud & Mary Lee Drake
605-244-7555 Cell 307-746-5416
Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting weekly in Bison. The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome.
To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please submit them by calling: 244-7199, or e-mailing to: courier@sdplains.com. We will run your event notice the two issues prior to your event at no charge.
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Garden Gate
Spring, Are You Here Yet?
This cold and unsettled weather has sure put a damper on gardening. We did get a little moisture, emphasis on little, compared to the welcome moisture those South of us received, we are thankful for what came our way. As the years go by, those of us that have been gardening for lots of years, find it harder to garden comfortably. Seems back and joints complain a little more with each passing year. Even though the incentive of fresh garden produce all season and lovely flowers gracing our landscape is pulling us to garden, the guarantee of an aching back and stiff joints gives us pause. If you are one of us, there are some things you can try. Plant those, every day, must have, fresh salad makings and herbs in containers to keep on your patio or deck for quick easy access. Herbs do well in pots as do salad greens, just keep them watered and be sure they get enough sunlight. Consider adding raised beds to your garden. Raised beds will do a lot to alleviate pain. If you make them about four feet wide you can easily reach in from both sides for planting, weeding and harvesting. If, because of location, you cannot reach in from both sides, make the bed narrower, say three feet wide so you can still reach all the way across the bed. Build raised beds according to your individual needs. You may want them higher than the standard 12 inches to really be of help in your situation. This gardener has opted for 17 inch raised beds which certainly will need more material to fill them. With top soil a bit scarce, we are going to fill the bottom six to eight inches with old rotted straw before adding the soil. Eventually the straw will become an organic part of the soil. As the straw rots down we will add soil and compost to keep the soil level up in the beds, this will also enrich the soil for the next crop. We plan to connect two of the beds with a hoop for vining plants to climb, think cucumbers, poll beans, peas and such. A bit of an experiment, but time will tell if our plan works. A five-gallon bucket tipped upsidedown makes a convenient place to sit for those who have difficulty bending or kneeling in the garden. If back pain makes gardening difficult, there are also a variety of gardening seats available from catalogs that will make the garden more accessible. Some even have wheels to make it easier to scoot around while gardening and many have pockets or trays for keeping tools or a water bottle handy. If necessary, reduce the size of the garden to make it more manageable. A garden that requires too much work will soon become a chore. Gardening should be a pleasurable hobby, one that provides good therapy for both the body and the soul. If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~ Anne Bradstreet Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
University of Mary to Present 872 degrees to 869 graduates at 53rd commencement
America’s Leadership University will award 872 at the 2013 Ceremony. On Saturday, May 4, the University of Mary, America’s Leadership University, will recognize 869 graduates with a total of 872 degrees, at its 2013 commencement. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 pm, in the Bismarck Civic Center, and will be streamed LIVE on the Web at UStream (go to http://www.ustream.tv/new then search University of Mary to view). Carrying forward the vision of its founders and sponsors, the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, to prepare leaders in the service of truth, the university will celebrate the achievements of graduates at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels, in 430 undergraduate and 406 post-graduate. It also will confer doctoral degrees honoring 36 outstanding servant leaders. During the ceremony, the University of Mary will award a total of 430 undergraduate and 406 master's degrees. This year, for the first time, master of science in Respiratory Therapy will be among the degrees granted. The university also will celebrate its eighth doctoral class, conferring the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree on 36 graduates. Attesting to the university’s emphasis on academic excellence, 95 undergraduate degrees will be awarded cum laude; 53 magna cum laude; and 30 summa cum laude. Thirty six graduates, representing the University of Mary’s School of Arts and Sciences, Gary Tharaldson School of Business, School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, and School of Health Sciences, have earned the Certified Schafer Leader designation from the Harold Schafer Emerging Leaders Academy and is indicated by an asterisk (*) next to his or her name on the attached graduation list. This year’s graduating class includes outstanding men and women from 34 states and seven foreign countries. One hundred two baccalaureate degrees and 337 master’s degrees will be awarded to graduates who completed their program through distance education, including online. “It is with pride and gratitude that we salute the University of Mary’s 53rd class of graduates,” said Monsignor James Shea, president. “Their commitment to becoming leaders in the service of truth has prepared them to go forward as outstanding professionals and individuals who will help shape and contribute to their communities just as they have helped strengthen and advance the mission of the university. We are confident that the wisdom, values and spiritual grounding they have gained from their experience at Mary will provide them with the foundation to continue to grow as leaders, wherever their lives of service take them.” The University of Mary ceremonial mace, a symbol of leadership, which debuted at Commencement 2009, again will be carried by senior faculty member Father Victor Feser, OSB. It is a tangible expression of the Benedictine values of the university's founders, the Benedictine Sisters of the Annunciation, which reflects the bridging of centuries of tradition and learning with the university’s responsibility to the future. Angela K. Thompson, Master of Business Administration, Bison, SD
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Farmers Union calls for action during Regional Watershed Task Force testimony
South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) joined over 100 farmers and ranchers Monday at the first meeting this year of the state’s Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force at Mitchell. The task force was set up in 2012 to look at the state’s water management laws and study the issue from a number of perspectives. At the meeting Monday, task force members heard from experts on climate and water issues and a number of county commissioners from areas affected by too much water over the past four or five years. The task force also took public testimony on the impacts of water management and sought ideas from farmers, ranchers and the public. “Water is a precious resource not only for agriculture but for other important industries and every citizen in South Dakota,” said South Dakota Farmers Union board member and Salem-area farmer Jim Wahle. “Our water must be properly managed.” Wahle called for specific action from the task force after they study the issue and possibly settle on legislation to deal with water management issues during the next legislative session. “We need to continue the cleanup of existing statutes pertaining to drainage water district,” Wahle said. “We’d like to see the task force determine whether or not county commissioners should be compelled to be an active drainage board under state law, and whether there should be a process to require specific permits for all drainage, both surface and tile, on a specific permit that applies to all of South Dakota.” Wahle also asked the task force to consider whether drainage permits and mapping should be required by anyone wanting to drain their land and whether or not records should be kept at the county level. State Climatologist Dr. Dennis Todey from South Dakota State University gave a presentation on precipitation in the upper Midwest and how it’s had an impact on water management in the state. He also discussed climate patterns and presented data on temperatures and how they affect evaporation. The task force also heard from Dr. Chris Hay from SDSU who discussed the impacts of drain tiling, runoff and other water management practices. State Conservationist Jeff Zimprich from the Natural Resources Conservation Service discussed how soil types, cover crops and grasses deal with water. There were also presentations from Clark Moeckly with the Upper Crow Creek Watershed District and county commissioners from Brown, Kingsbury McCook and Yankton counties. The next task force meeting will be held sometime in June or July in the Aberdeen area. Members of the task force include chairman Rep. Brian Gosch of Rapid City, vice chairman Sen. Mike Vehle of Mitchell, Sen. Jason Frerichs of Wilmot, Sen. Tom Jones of Viborg, Sen. Russ Olson of Wentworth, Rep. Dennis Feickert of Aberdeen, Rep. Spencer Hawley of Brookings, and Rep. Leslie Heinemann of Flandreau, Ms. Kim Vanneman and Messrs. Dennis Duncan, Mike Jaspers, Rick Sommers, Paul Symens and George Vandel.
Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.
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Obituary Berthold "Bert" Fried
wood with Pastor Steve Agan officiating. Burial with military honors follows at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. A memorial has been established to the Meade County Senior Center. Bert was born on the family homestead near White Butte, South Dakota, on January 15, 1923. He attended Hooker school and helped his father on the farm. Bert was drafted into the US Army and served his country honorably through central Europe and the Rhineland where he earned the Silver Star. Following his discharge he began farming near Meadow. On June 18, 1950 he married Mildred Rietdorf at Bison, South Dakota. The couple continued to farm for the next 46 years until retiring to Sturgis in 1996. Bert was active in the First Presbyterian Church in Whitewood and the Meade County Senior Center in Sturgis. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Bison, SD. He was the consummate tomato producer for his neighborhood and will be sorely missed. Survivors include his wife Mildred Fried, Sturgis; two sons, James (Diane) Fried, Ridgeview, South Dakota, Thomas (Cathy) Fried, Sheridan, Wyoming; three daughters, Maxine (Dean) Fudge, Big Horn, Wyoming, Susan (Bret) Allart, Spearfish, South Dakota, Kimberly (Robert) Shannon, Dupree, South Dakota; one brother, Herbert Fried, Shadehill, South Dakota; two sisters, Lillian (Bob) Bohnet, Bismarck, North Dakota, Ruth Friez, Glendale, Arizona; 11 grandchildren, Stephania Smith, Drewn Fried, Megan Emmons, Misty Taylor, Allison Propeck, Matthew Fried, Andrew Fried, Nathan Allart, Amanda Brengle, Crystal Pistulka and Michael Shannon; also 14 great grandchildren. Bert was preceded in death by his two brothers, Albert and Theodore; four sisters, Christine, Dorothy, Elizabeth and Bertha; and two brothers in infancy. Esther Johnson was discharged from the hospital Tuesday afternoon. Dorena Wiechmann and her monkeys (the Gant children) came to pick her up. Tiss Treib treated them all to ice cream before they went home. Tiss Treib called on Jim and Angie Spenny Tuesday afternoon on her way home. Tiss Treib and Latica Scott went out to lunch together Thursday. Treib and Michele Tiss Marthaller went out to lunch together Friday. Tiss Treib visited with Tabbi Mauri and Emily on her way home Friday afternoon. Jim and Patsy Miller visited with Violet Miller in Hettinger Tuesday. Patsy Miller took Violet Miller to Bismarck Thursday. Jim and Patsy, Matt and Christi Miller attended a Shriner’s supper in Bison Saturday evening. Linda Seim traveled to Bismarck Tuesday where she did a presentation for crime victims’ awareness week. Saturday, Jim and Patsy Miller were supper guests of Nolan and Linda Seim. Ella and Greta Anderson joined Jasmine Seim for a picnic on the prairie in the afternoon. Hope Anderson was a last Saturday guest of Tim and JoAnne Seim.
Rosebud News ............By Tiss Treib
Berthold A. "Bert" Fried, 90, Sturgis, died Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. Visitation will be noon until 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in White-
Pastors Perspective
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Tim and JoAnne Seim called on Chet and Mandy Anderson and family Thursday morning. Justin, Jo and Jacob Seim of Belle Fourche arrived Friday to spend the weekend with Tim and JoAnne Seim. Delores Seim called on Tim and JoAnne Seim Saturday morning. Tuesday, Dawn Harris and Bridget Keller and the boys traveled to Hettinger for errands and to get dogs shots. Friday, Albert and Bridget Keller and the boys traveled to Hettinger for parts. Bridget Keller went to Lemmon Friday evening to get a bountiful basket. Saturday, Duane and Dawn Harris were morning visitors and Albert and Bridget Keller and boys traveled to Timber Lake to help Perry Keller celebrate his birthday. Sunday, Albert and Bridget Keller went to Bert and Pat Keller’s for dinner and to pick up their kids. They returned home Sunday evening. Tabitha and Emily Mauri were Sunday evening guests of the Keller’s and she brought fresh farms eggs for us. Gary, Jodi and Lexi Johnson; Mike Johnson helped Shirley Johnson celebrate her birthday Sunday. Mike and Annie Johnson were Monday afternoon visitors of John and Shirley Johnson.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA Pastor Margie Hershey
You Are Called
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Recently I heard a prominent theologian lamenting the fact that so many people see what they do in life as a job. It is something they have to do in order to provide for daily needs but ultimately they would like to have something more than just a “job”. Those us who have been ordained in the ministry of word and sacrament are referred to as “called”. Even the IRS recognizes that status and after ordination we are no longer seen as employees of the church. It is almost as if they are saying that now we are employed by God.
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor 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 - 10:30 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service - 11:00 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. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service -10:30 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.
The teacher who works the extra hours so that students are given the best education possible has been called by God to teach. The janitor who willingly keeps the school or another public building sparkling is called by God to do the best job he or she can. The mechanic who fixes cars without doing unnecessary work is called by God to give the customer honest labor. The farmer who carefully works the soil has been called by God to help sustain creation. God is calling each one of us to our true vocation. We need to listen for his call and do our best to answer by giving ourselves to the work he sets out for us. “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has not need to be ashamed.”
But being called by God isn’t limited to those who stand in the pulpit. Many people are called by God in many different areas. Many doctors and nurses express a feeling of being called to help those who are sick. They have been called by God to this vocation.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
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Slimming seasonal staples for Spring
With spring finally upon us, you may be inclined to add some fresh foods into your diet. The season synonymous with change provides a variety of seasonal produce that can recharge your diet, as well as aid in your weight-loss efforts. Incorporating specific springtime staples into your diet can help keep you fuller and more satisfied while improving your overall health. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, offers the following tasteful recommendations that work overtime to help benefit your body. • Sugar snap peas – One cup of these sweet veggies contains only 26 calories. Besides being loaded with flavor and crunch, they also are full of fiber and vitamin K. • Ginger – According to researchers at Florida’s University of Miami, just a teaspoon of ginger can make you feel full twice as quickly. This is due to the gingerol and zingibain inside ginger that act as powerful appetite suppressants. Ginger is also a great antiinflammatory. • Green onions – Also known as spring onions, these have all the flavor of regular onions without the smell. Stanford University researchers have found the high amounts of sulfur in spring onions help your pancreas burn carbs for fuel before they are stored in your body as fat. Add these to recipes for a little flavor and color. • Eggplant – Eggplant can be incorporated into many recipes as a low-calorie meat replacement or eaten on its own. Baked or grilled, eggplant is a great choice at just 20 calories per cup. Its low sugar content and muscle-strengthening high protein and potassium levels make it a powerhouse of taste and nutrition. • Button mushrooms – According to UCLA research, the plant protein in button mushrooms slows down carbohydrate absorption in the intestines and helps your body soak up and burn sugars fast, aiding weight-loss efforts. The study has shown that eating one cup a day could accelerate your weight loss by 50 percent. • Peppermint – Add this fresh and light herb into your diet as often as possible. Studies from Chicago’s Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation have shown that adding one tablespoon of fresh, chopped peppermint to a meal can cause you to feel full on 100 fewer calories. Plus, its lively flavor and smell are perfect for the season! • Cucumber – A spring and summertime favorite, cucumbers are a guilt-free flavor booster to any salad or a great snack on their own. One cup of cucumber slices equals only 16 calories. They’re water-rich and high in fiber, so they work double to make you feel full and satisfied.
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Tree Facts –
Arbor Day is the tree planters holiday
By Robert Drown, Natural Resource Specialist The tree planter’s holiday of Arbor Day has its roots in Nebraska. The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. It was started by Julius Sterling Morton (1832-1902), a Nebraska journalist and politician. Morton worked to improve agricultural techniques and even served as President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture. But his most important legacy is Arbor Day. The Morton’s had moved to Nebraska from Michigan and missed the woodlands and lush vegetation of the east. The Morton’s planted many trees, shrubs and even an apple orchard on their land. They realized that the plains, though treeless, had a climate and soil favorable to tree growth. The settlers in the new territory were in need of trees for homes, fences, farm buildings, fuel and windbreaks. Morton often wrote about the trees best suited to the plains encouraging the planting of trees. Morton believed that Nebraska's landscape and economy would benefit from the wide-scale planting of trees. He proposed that a special day be dedicated to tree planting and increasing awareness of the importance of trees. On Nebraska's first Arbor Day more than one million trees were planted. After the second Arbor Day in 1884, Nebraska made it a legal state holiday. During the late 1800s Morton's idea spread from Nebraska with Kansas, Tennessee, Minnesota and Ohio all proclaiming their own Arbor Days. By 1920, more than 45 states and territorial possessions were celebrating Arbor Day. Today all 50 states in the USA celebrate Arbor Day although the dates may vary in keeping with the local climate. State Arbor Days held in our part of the nation are as follows: Wyoming – last Monday in April; Iowa, Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota - last Friday in April and North Dakota – first Friday in May. In 1970, President Richard Nixon proclaimed the last Friday in April as National Arbor Day. Arbor Day is an excellent opportunity for homeowners to take a good look at the trees on their property and plan for the future. Trees should be checked for broken branches, disease and insect problems. Planting new trees can improve your property and provide wind or heat protection. Arbor Day is the time for community leaders to take stock of the trees in their neighborhoods and public areas. Thoughtful plans for tree planting and tree maintenance can make a real difference to your community. Following is an inspirational quote taken from the “Arbor Day Letter, To the School Children of the United States” by President Theodore Roosevelt April 15, 1907. “A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as hopeless; forests which are so used that they cannot renew themselves will soon vanish, and with them all their benefits. A true forest is not merely a storehouse full of wood, but, as it were, a factory of wood and at the same time a reservoir of water. When you help to preserve our forests or plant new ones you are acting the part of good citizens. The value of forestry deserves, therefore, to be taught in the schools, which aim to make good citizens of you. If your Arbor Day exercises help you to realize what benefits each one of you receives from the forests, and how by your assistance these benefits may continue, they will serve a good end.” My sources for this news release were the Arbor Day Foundation and TREEHELP.COM. If you would like more information about The History of Arbor Day call Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605-244-5222, Extension 4 or by e-mail at robert.drown@sd.nacdnet.net.
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Montana Authors recall memorable horses Mr. Personality liked to tease and play tricks
HETTINGER, ND — The importance of horses to cattle ranching of the era is a powerful theme running through the new book Montana Stirrups, Sage and Shenanigans. Used almost daily, their horses influenced the lives of authors Anne Brink Krickel, Jeanie Brink Thiessen and Francie Brink Berg. There was Buck, an all-around ranch horse, dependable mainstay on the four-day spring and fall trail drive. In late afternoons he nipped at tired calves, but in a friendly way. “Buck was Mr. Personality,” Anne writes. “He liked to tease and play tricks. One day he plucked off Dad’s hat and held it high in his mouth, nodding solemnly. “Dad had a pet hen that flew onto his shoulder when he went to the granary, eating wheat from his hand. Buck took great interest in her. It was pretty funny to see the three of them, the white hen on Dad’s shoulder and horse at his side, both maneuvering for his attention and snatching nibbles of grain. The hen scolded and pecked at Buck, never quite reaching him, but teetering and almost losing her balance. Another much-loved horse was Flexi, bought fresh off the range north of Miles City. Her life ended abruptly when, running before a storm one night, she broke her leg in a prairie dog hole. In a chapter titled “Horses we knew and loved—most of the time” the authors tell of a marvelous event in their lives when a bachelor neighbor gave them three horses. An old-timer, he liked to hang around the sales yards, keeping in touch with the old days. “These horses are just too good to go for killers,” Bill told them, unloading in the corral. “He was right,” says Francie. “Dusty, a tall buckskin with black mane and tail became our best cow horse—though he had an arsenal of tricks. Queenie, a small, classy Morgan-type, was smart and dependable, with a gentle disposition, just right for Anne. Comet, a tall, lanky Thoroughbred, black with white blaze and wide intelligent eyes, likely ran on the racetrack, Bill said. About ten years old and pregnant, she was a gallant steed who loved to run—right over any cow she was supposed to chase.” “Up to that time it seemed we never had the right horse for the job. All our horses died of sleeping sickness the year before we moved to the ranch in 1939. As Dad and Mom began building back a beef herd, our best cow horse was old Eagle, blind in one eye and well past his prime. “Now we had plenty of horses. Comet raised one colt after another. We broke them at age two, so always had a young horse or two in training.” There were wild horses, too, glimpsed occasionally on the horizon, racing along a high ridge, manes and tails flying, the stallion standing guard until his harem vanished from sight. The 408-page book Montana Stirrups, Sage and Shenanigans: Western Ranch Life in a Forgotten Era is filled with personal stories of ranch life and over 260 historic photos from the Brink family collection. Available in softcover ($29.95) and hardcover ($39.95) from bookstores and gift shops, online and by mail (6.50 shipping) from Flying Diamond Books, 402 S 14th St, Hettinger, ND 58639 (701-567-2646). See also www. MontanaStirrupsandSage.com.
Turkey noodle casserole salad bar fruit & milk
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Daniel Burkhalter qualifies for State meet at Black Hills Classic in Strugis
We finally had a track meet and a nice day that coincided. Friday, April 26th, the Jr. High traveled to Lemmon and had a great time. Josh McKinstry was the big winner of the day finishing first in three events: the 100 hurdles (16.86), 200 hurdles (31.64), and the triple jump (36'15.5"). Josh and Daniel Burkhalter were planning on attending a varsity meet the next day so they didn't strain themselves to hard. Daniel competed in some events that were out of character for him, but he did fairly well. Daniel finished first in the 400 (57.66), second in the 100 (13.52) and third in the discus (92' 10"). Bison also placed Shane Collins (6th, 81'2") and Jim Brockel (8th, 74' 11.5") in the discus. Jimmy Brockel also finished 4th in the shot throwing 28'8". Other boys that placed were Jace Prelle, 2nd in the long jump (14') and 6th in the 100 (14:37). Joey Aukland took 3rd in the 200 (29.02). Our relay teams placed well also. The 4x100 finished 4th (1:01), the 4x200 came in 3rd (2:13), the 4x400 5th (4:56), and the Medley placed 6th(2:29). Congratulations to Matt Johnson, Jake Kahler, Tanner Cables, Joey Aukland and Shane Collins who participated in those relays. On the 8th grade girls side, Sydney Senn came home with three 4th place finishes. The 100 (15:52), 800 (2:55), and 1600 (6:26). Madelyn Siedel took 2nd in the 100 hurdles (20:19) and 3rd in the 200 hurdles (38.43). Rebekah Burkhalter held up tradition by winning the 7th grade girls mile run (6:31). The girls 4x100, 4x400, and medley relays all came in 8th, and the 4x200 took 6th. Jessica Stapel, Renee Stapel, Madelyn Siedel, Rebekah Burkhalter and Kim Kvale all had a role in those relays. It was a great day for a track meet and all the kids got some great experience. On Saturday, April 27th, the Varsity traveled to Sturgis to run in the Black Hills Classic track meet. I have never been to a track meet that big. There were 65 boys entered into the two mile race. There were so many two milers that they had to have two heats. That is very unusual. In addition to being a lot of runners. They were good. Daniel Burkhalter ran a great race shaving 28 seconds off his personal record. He qualified for the state meet and came within 2 seconds of setting a new Bison High school record, yet he finished 12th in the race. His time was 10:22. He also ran a 4:54 mile and finished 16th. Congratulations, Daniel, you're going to state! The other highlight of the day was when Cole Buer made the finals in the long jump. Getting to finals in that meet is a big deal and Cole jumped very well. In the end Cole finished 9th jumping 18'5.75". Josh McKinstry also jumped well, finishing 15th (35'7.5") in the triple jump. Our kids finished 24th, 35th, 50th...but when you consider there were about 70-75 kids per event we did pretty well. It was also a nice sunny day and just about everyone came home with a winning sunburn.
Daniel Burkhalter running with Jebben Keyes of Pierre
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New Alfalfa varieties are saline and grazing tolerant
South Dakota alfalfa producers have two new varieties to consider this growing season. SalinityMax Alfalfa is a salt tolerant variety developed to thrive in saline soils and PasturePlus Alfalfa is a grazing tolerant variety, developed to thrive in pasture mixes, says Justin Fruechte, Millborn Seeds forage and cover crop specialist. "These varieties were developed in the Dakotas to solve two common challenges South Dakota alfalfa producers face," Fruechte said. "They both carry disease, nematode and insect resistant packages as good as any conventional variety of alfalfa." Reclaiming the soil Due to last summer's drought, many low-lying areas in fields which may have experienced standing water in the past have now become saline and need to be reclaimed. An effective reclamation tool South Dakota farmers now have available to them is SalinityMax Alfalfa. SalinityMax Alfalfa was developed to tolerate saline soils and serves as a good forage option, explains Fruechte. "SalinityMax will actually draw the salt out of the soil over time. Growers can use it to correct a soil. Once the soil is healthy, they can go in and plant the acres back to cash crops," he said, adding that the variety also succeeds in high moisture soils that do not have salinity issues. A Grazing Companion Adapted to poorly drained soils, PasturePlus Alfalfa has some unique structural features which make it a good choice to add to a pasture mix. Unlike conventional alfalfa, which has a tap root, this variety was developed with a branch root system. This branch root system holds the plant securely during freeze and thaw cycles, making it more grazing resistant and winter hardy. Its root system isn't its only structural difference. PasturePlus Alfalfa is also a more palatable plant, explains Fruechte. "This alfalfa variety is very compatible with grass because it doesn't have as much lignin and structural carbohydrates, lending to higher nutritional quality," Fruechte said. To learn more about SalinityMax and PasturePlus alfalfa varieties Millborn Seeds has to offer, contact Fruechte at 888-498-7333 or Justinf@millbornseeds.com.
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DATE: April 15, 2013 TIME HELD: 7:00 p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Regular WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Arneson, Beckman, Kari, Kvale, Thompson MEMBERS ABSENT: None OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Kraemer, Asst. Bus. Mgr. Johnson, Bev Kopren, Heidi Kopren, Shawnda Carmichael, Matt Butsavage, Beth Hulm CHAIRMAN KVALE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER WITH A CALL FOR THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
CONSENT AGENDA 108. Motion by Kari second by Arneson to approve the consent agenda with the following change: item number 10 will be changed to 4-day School Week Overview Motion carried. DELEGATIONS No delegations were present.
Business Manager Crow had compiled a list of necessary building repairs, and included previous quotes and/or actual costs incurred for previous repairs of the same nature. The board will hold another public meeting on May 13, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the building issues.
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110. Motion by Beckman, second by Thompson to approve membership with the South Dakota High School Activities Association. Motion carried. 4-DAY SCHOOL WEEK OVERVIEW 111. Shawnda Carmichael presented data regarding student attendance and academic performance for the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and the 2012-13 school years. 113. Motion by Arneson, second by Beckman to authorize Supt. Kraemer to enter into a Memo of Agreement with the State of South Dakota for the SD STARS system. Motion carried.
TOWN OF BISON- MATT BUTSAVAGE Matt Butsavage, representing the Town of Bison, was present to discuss utilizing the activities bus to transport youth to Hettinger, ND for open swimming for approximately 4-6 days this summer. The school will pay the driver and fuel, then bill that cost to the Town. The school will consider work that the Town could do for the school to offset the cost. REPORT FROM BUILDING COMMITTEE the US Forest Service was conducting a prescribed burn on the Grand River National Grasslands located in Perkins County, South Dakota;
SCHOOL SENTINEL PROGRAM Mr. Kraemer informed the board of the new school sentinel law that was passed in South Dakota. The board is not interested in implementing this program. RESIGNATION 109. Motion by Beckman, second by Arneson to approve the resignation of Kalin Chapman as Athletic Director, effective August 15, 2013. Motion carried. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MEMBERSHIP IN THE SDHSAA Service fire suppression crews and their expenses were thousands of dollars in fuel and damage to equipment;
APPROVE T&A ACCOUNT 112. Motion by Arneson, second by Kari to approve establishing a Trust and Agency account for the Prairie Readers. Motion carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION 114. Motion by Beckman second by Arneson to enter into executive session to discuss personnel, pursuant to SDCL1-25-2(1). Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting into executive session at 8:30 p.m. and back in regular session at 10:10 p.m.
Date: April 18, 2013 Present: Commissioners Schweitzer, Henderson, Ottman, Besler and Foster and Finance Officer Chapman Others Present: Tracy Buer, Janelle Goddard, Kelly Serr, Lloyd Veal, Holly Waddell, Karen Englehart, Jamie Spainhower press, Beth Hulm press
Perkins County Commission Special Meeting
SUPERINTENDENT NOTES Student enrollment figures SD STARS Registration for 2013-14 school classes Title Funding and State Aid funding for FY 2014 Agriculture to invite them to Perkins County to inspect the damage done by the fire.
ADJOURNMENT 115. Motion by Thompson second by Kari to adjourn the meeting at 10:10 p.m. Motion carried. Dan Kvale, Chairman Colette Johnson, Asst. Business Mgr.
[Published May 2, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $40.94.]
Whereas, the weather conditions were not favorable for open burning; Whereas, the fire escaped the prescribed area and due to the high winds, low humidity and drought conditions, the fire became a major wildfire know as the Pautre Fire; Whereas, the fire continued to burn, covering in excess of 12,000 acres consisting of private pasture land, hayland, harvested hay, miles of fences and damaging several pieces of equipment. Also included in the burned area were thousands of acres of the Grand River National Grasslands which is leased by the Grand River Cooperative Grazing Association; Whereas, the loss to private landowners for the loss of pasture land, grazing land, hay, fences and equipment will be in excess of one million dollars;
Therefore, be it resolved that the Perkins County Commission do as much as possible to assist the landowners and fire departments to recover their losses of property and equipment; Therefore, be it further resolved that the Perkins County Commission request that the South Dakota and North Dakota Congressional Delegations insist that all parties involved be adequately compensated and further incidents like this be prevented; Therefore, be it further resolved that the US Forest Service compensate the private landowners to the fullest extent of their losses as soon as possible; Therefore, be it further resolved that the local fire departments be fully compensated for use and losses to their equipment;
Call to Order Chairman Schweitzer called the meeting to order at 1:00 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Approval of Agenda Besler moved, Foster seconded to approve the agenda for this special meeting, motion carried.
Superintendent Buer •Superintendent Buer addressed the board concerning piggy-backing off a Sanborn County bid on a Mack Truck. No action was taken. • A brief discussion was held on Bison Township’s question concerning taking the bridge project on the Golf Course Road off the plan. Buer would like to leave the bridge on the plan for now and see how the bids come in. 4-H Advisor Commissioner Ottman announced that a 4-H Advisor has been hired and will be starting soon. Part-time Secretary State’s Attorney/4-H Advisor State’s Attorney Penfield requested payment for Amy Ham for the hours she has worked in the absence of a Perkins County State’s Attorney Secretary. Foster moved, Henderson seconded to approve paying Amy Ham for work done for the State’s Attorney’s office at the base wage of $11.72 per hour, motion carried. Travel Request Finance Officer Chapman requested approval for travel for the Deputy Spring Workshop on May 22-23 in Pierre. Travel was approved.
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 Monday, May 13, 2013 at 4:30 PM.
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.
Approval of Minutes Foster moved, Ottman seconded to approve the minutes of the April 9th regular meeting, motion carried.
Commissioner Spring Workshop Ottman and Henderson gave a brief review of the Commissioner Spring Workshop which was held in Pierre in March.
Perkins County Comprehensive Planning Board Henderson moved, Foster seconded to appoint seven members to the Planning Commission, motion carried. Foster moved, Besler seconded to appoint Dave Johnson, Vaughn Meyer, Todd Fink, Geraldine Peck, Dan Kvale, Dan Anderson and Reggie Kennedy to the Perkins County Planning Commission, Roll call vote: Henderson aye, Ottman aye, Besler aye, Foster aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. Executive Session Foster moved, Henderson seconded to declare executive session at 1:30 pm, motion carried. Schweitzer declared the meeting out of executive session at 1:50 pm. Burn Ban Emergency Manager Kelly Serr was present to discuss a burn ban. No action was taken.
Whereas, the long-term effects of the fire on the soil and vegetative growth will not be known for several years. Also, due to the lack of plant cover, there will be excessive wind and water erosion to the burned-over soil; Whereas, several local volunteer fire departments responded to assist the Forest
Pautre Fire Discussion was held on writing a letter to our Congressional delegation on the travesty of the fire and the need for immediate compensation for those affected by the fire. A copy of the Resolution 2013-4 will be sent with the letter.
Therefore, be it further resolved that proper conservation measures be taken to control excessive soil erosion.
Adjournment Ottman moved, Besler seconded to adjourn the meeting at 3:02 pm, motion carried. ATTEST: APPROVED:
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.
Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Mike Schweitzer, Chairman
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 May 2, 2013 and May 9, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $32.49.]
Foster moved, Henderson seconded to request Chairman Schweitzer to contact the South Dakota Secretary of
[Published May 2, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $109.82.]
Resolution 2013-4 Ottman moved Besler seconded to introduce and approve Resolution 20134; roll call vote: Ottman aye, Besler aye, Foster aye, Henderson aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. Whereas, on April 3, 2013 Resolution 2013-4
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demption as provided by law.
Dated this 29th day of April, 2013.
/s/ Kelly Serr Sheriff of Perkins County, South Dakota
Meadow News .....By Tiss Treib
Mary Ellen Fried accompanied Diana Landis and Camille Drown and Beth Hulm to Hettinger for a Dakota Concert Series Concert “New Odyssey” Wednesday evening. Sunday afternoon and supper guests of Mary Ellen Fried to help Herb Fried celebrate his birthday were Jim and Vera Wilson; Ed and Violet Chapman; Alf and Betty Vliem; Greg and Peggy Fried; Raymond and Jean Akers; Christy and Jerry Seidel. Vonnie Foster visited with her mother, Bernie Rose one day this week. Fred and Bev Schopp attended the Elementary Music Concert in Lemmon Thursday evening. Davy Christman of Blackhawk visited with Art and Marilyn Christman Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday, Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended the Northwest Area Schools Academic Olympics in Faith. Leif and Mirandi Bakken were participants. Saturday evening Jerry and Carolyn went out for supper in Lemmon with several members of their high school graduating class. Later they attended a dance/fundraiser for Leif Bakken who is going on a music ambassador trip to Europe this summer. Carolyn Petik spent Sunday afternoon at Irene Young's. She was also a brief caller at Jeri Lynn Bakken's.
Lenard Chapman, Plaintiff,
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Notice of Real Estate Mortgage Foreclosure Sale, Dacotah Bank v. Leon Brodie, Civ. 12-36
Case No. CIV 13-08
Estate Of Margaret ) Virginia James, ) Estate Of Suzanne Pollard, ) Kristine Pollard Stein, ) Kathryn Pollard, ) ):SS Jessica L. Pollard, ) and all other ) ) Persons Unknown claiming ) any estate or interest in, ) or lien or encumbrance ) upon the property described) in the Complaint, ) ) ) Defendants. )
Court File No. 12-36 Plaintiff, vs.
[Published May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $128.90.]
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In the Matter of the Estate of ) WAYNE SPATZ JR., AKA ) WAYNE SPATZ, Deceased. ) NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that on April 12, 2013, Janene Spatz, whose address is 10780 155th Avenue, Reeder, ND 58649, was appointed as personal representative of the estate of Wayne Spatz Jr., aka Wayne Spatz. 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. File #PRO 13-08
Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.
YOU ARE HEREBY summoned and required to answer the Complaint of the Plaintiff in the above entitled action which is on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Perkins County, South Dakota, and to serve a copy of your Answer thereto upon the subscriber hereto at his office in the Adams County Courthouse, P. O. Box 390, Hettinger, North Dakota 58639, within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and in case of your failure to appear or answer as above required, the Plaintiff will apply to the court for a judgment against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated at Hettinger, North Dakota this 15th day of March, 2013. /s/ Eric M. Hardy Eric M. Hardy, #4013 Crane Roseland Hardy, PC Attorneys for Plaintiff P. O. Box 390 Hettinger, North Dakota 58639 (701) 567-2418
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure entered on the 23rd day of January, 2013, the undersigned or his deputy will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the following described real estate situated in Perkins County and Pennington County, South Dakota, to wit: Township 23 North, Range 16 East, BHM, Perkins County, South Dakota:
Section 29: Lot 4 of the Brodie Addition to Perkins County, South Dakota located in the SW1/4 as shown on Plat in Book 6, page 43;
Section 32: NE1/4; N1/2NW1/4 less Lot H-1 and less Lots 1-16 of Brodie’s 2nd Addition to Perkins County, South Dakota located in the NW1/4 as shown on Plat in Book 6, page 42 and Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 of Brodie’s 2nd Addition to Perkins County, South Dakota located in the NW1/4 as shown on Plat in Book 6, page 42; and Lot 1 in Block 21 of Wise’s Addition to the City of Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, as shown on the plat filed in Plat Book 30, Page 13. The total amount claimed due under said mortgage as set forth in the Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure filed 23rd day of January, 2013, is the sum of Four Hundred Eleven Thousand, Three Hundred Twenty-one and 12/100 Dollars ($411,321.12).
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. JANENE SPATZ 10780 155th Avenue Reeder, ND 58649 Trish Peck P.O. Box 426 Bison, , SD 57620 (605) 244-5626
To the above named Defendants: YOU AND EACH OF YOU are further notified that the purpose of this action is to quiet the Plaintiffs= title to the Plaintiff ’s following described real estate in Township 18 North, Range 15 East. B.H.M., Perkins County, South Dakota, to-wit: Section 29: W1/2SW1/4 and to determine all adverse claims thereto, and that no personal claim is made against you. /s/ Eric M. Hardy Eric M. Hardy, #4013 Attorney for Plaintiff
Steven J. Wild P.O. Box 260 Bowman, ND 58623 (701) 523-3112
[Published April 25, May 2, May 9, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $52.58.]
[Published April 18, April 24, May 2 and May 9, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $108.03.]
The mortgage foreclosure sale of the property to the highest bidder for cash will be conducted by the Sheriff of Perkins County or one of his deputies at the front door of the Perkins County Courthouse, Bison, South Dakota, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. on May 24, 2013. This property will be sold subject to the payment of unpaid real estate taxes and is sold subject to the right of re-
Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing.
PROJECT: Storm Sewer System Improvements Bison, SD BID DEADLINE: May 21, 2013 - 2:30 p.m. MT
NOTICE: Sealed bids for the above project will be received at the office of the Owner, City of Bison, 309 1st Ave West, Bison, SD 57620 until the Bid Deadline. Bids received after this time will not be accepted. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud immediately, after the bid closing time, at Grand Electric Social Room, located at 801 Coleman Avenue, South side of building, Bison, South Dakota. All interested parties are invited to attend. The general construction work covered by these Plans and Specifications shall include all labor, tools, materials and equipment required for construction of 4,479 linear feet of 8”-36” RCP and HDPE Storm Sewer pipe; 11 - Reinforced Precast MH; 14 Catch Basins; 1,170 CY Detention Pond with 475ft of 6’ Chain Link Fencing; and all other miscellaneous work. Work shall be commenced within ten (10) calendar days after date of written Notice to Proceed and shall be substantially complete by September 30, 2013. Final completion by July 1, 2014.
BID SECURITY: A Bid must be accompanied by Bid security made payable to OWNER in an amount of 5% of Bidder’s maximum Bid price and in the form of a certified check issued by a state or national bank, or in lieu thereof a bid bond for 10% of Bidder’s maximum Bid price issued by a surety authorized to do business in the state of South Dakota and meeting the requirements of paragraphs 5.01 and 5.02 of the General Conditions. QUALIFICATIONS: Bidder shall submit a Statement of Bidder’s Qualifications to the Owner with their Bid.
enue – Suite 200, Grand Forks, ND 58201 Owner: City of Bison, 309 1st Ave West, Bison, SD 57620 Builders Exchanges: Construction Industry Center, Rapid City, SD Bismarck-Mandan Builders Exchange, Mandan, ND
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State prevailing wage rates are applicable to this project, not less than the minimum rates as determined by the Davis-Bacon Act must be paid on this project and that the contractor and/or subcontractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, or natural origin.
Nutrition Site Menu
Spaghetti w/meat sauce tossed salad w/french dressing mandarin oranges vanilla pudding french bread Roast beef mashed potatoes w/gravy lima beans seasonal fruit Ham & potato omelet green beans cinnamon roll tropical fruit HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hamburger on a bun potato salad tomato slice on lettuce cooked apples & cake
Thursday, May 2
Sioux Falls Builder Exchange, Sioux Falls, SD
Plains Builders Exchange, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD
Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President's Executive Order 11246, as amended by Executive Order’s 11375 and 12086 and subsequent regulations.
Friday, May 3
RIGHTS RESERVED: The Owner reserves the right to waive irregularities, to reject any or all bids, and to defer acceptance of any bid for a period not to exceed thirty (30) calendar days after the date the bids are received. All bids will be made on the basis of cash payment for such work. The Owner further reserves the right to award the Contract in the best interests of the Owner. In estimating the least cost to the Owner as one of the factors in deciding the award of the Contract, the Owner will consider, in addition to the bid prices, the experience and responsibility of the Bidder. BIDDING DOCUMENTS All work is to be in accordance with the Bidding Documents which may be examined at the following locations: Engineer: KBM, Inc., 405 Bruce Av-
Builders & Traders Exchange, Fargo, ND Construction Plans Exchange, Bismarck ND
In accordance with South Dakota Codified Law 5-18B-1, the agency, upon request, furnish at least one copy of the plans and specifications, without charge to each contractor resident in South Dakota who intends, in good faith, to bid upon the project. The agency may require the return of the copy at the time of the opening of bids. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Engineer (701) 772-7156 upon receipt of Seventy-Five Dollars ($75.00 ), NON-REFUNDABLE, for each set of documents. STATE AND FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS:
Bidders on this work will be required to comply with Executive Orders 11625 and 12138. The requirements for bidders and contractors, under this regulation and executive order, concern utilization of minority business enterprises (MBE), small businesses (SB), and labor surplus area businesses (LSAB).
Monday, May 6
The goal for MBE is 1.0% of the total dollar value of the project. The goal for the WBE is 4.0% of the total dollar value of the project. By order of the City Council of Bison, SD. Dated this 15th day of April, 2013. By /s/Elizabeth Hulm, Owner Clerk
Tuesday, May 7
[Published April 25 & May 2, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $ 109.82.]
Wednesday, May 8
Baked chicken creamed potatoes baked squash grapes
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We certainly had a variety of weather this week. I drove to Pierre Monday for an Executive Board meeting and the snow covered roads made for some interesting driving. I only had one trip home from Pierre all winter that was worse than on Monday, and according to the calendar, this is supposed to be spring! Spring finally arrived on Tuesday and all the snow was gone for my drive home that evening. Wednesday was typical spring weather - a snow squall followed just minutes later by the sun shining through the clouds and the two scenarios repeated most of the day. The only thing consistent was the wind. After two days of spring, summer and 70 degree temperatures arrived on Thursday with the mercury climbing to 80 degrees by Saturday. Warmer weather sure makes lambing and calving easier. Reub has the farming machinery fired up and is planning to plant some oats and barley for feed. I wasn’t going to plant a garden this year, but the beautiful weather caused me to get bitten by the garden bug again and now I’ve got a bad case of gardening fever. Casey put the tiller on the tractor for me and Reub tilled up my big garden so it’s ready to plant. The rhubarb, horseradish, and winter onions are poking through the ground and my mountain rockets, hollyhocks, tulips, and irises are coming up. The trees are starting to leaf out and it looks like my apricot trees, chokecherry bushes, currant bushes, and plum trees all survived the winter. Hopefully we get some moisture so all this stuff can grow! The Harding County FFA awards night was Thursday evening and I went in to watch and eat some of great desserts they served us. I visited with Lori Jenkins at the awards night and she told me that her father, Leonard Nygaard, is back in the hospital in Rapid City with blood clots in his legs. Jess Marty is no longer in Rapid City; he has been transferred to the hospital in Sturgis. The doctors are still doing tests to find out what might be causing all his problems after his four-wheeler wreck. Little Joey Wickstorm had successful heart surgery this week, Gert Kooiman is out of the hospital and home at the Heier’s again, and Ryan Honeyman has taken to the burn unit at a hospital in Minneapolis after an anhydrous accident. Please keep all these folks in your prayers. Lori Jenkins also told me they hear a lot of coyotes up in her neighborhood and one of the neighbors has seen a wolf. Casey went out early Saturday morning and killed two coyotes, both dry females. Casey’s total of dead predators for this month is seven coyotes and a fox. Speaking of predators, our sole surviving chicken has disappeared. She vanished in the middle of this week. We now have two chicken coops sitting completely empty. Dang coons anyway! Raccoons are now on my official hit list. The bridal shower for Ida Schmidt in Bison Saturday morning was well attended and she got some really nice stuff. Pastor Henry Mohagen will marry Ida and Eric Sander at Ida’s home town in Colby, Kansas on May 25th. Pastor Henry married Margaretta (Smith) Ladson and Keith Hanson Saturday afternoon at Slim Buttes Lutheran Church. Congratulations and best wishes to both couples! Reub and I went to Dickinson Sunday to meet our newest granddaughter, Ellarie Mae Olson and I gotta tell you, she is a keeper! I told Ellarie’s 3-year-old sister Acalia that her new little sister looks a like she did at that age and Acalia told me that that’s because Ellarie was in Mommy’s tummy all day. Smart kid! Scout Casteel, infant daughter of Keri (Johnson) and Ryan Casteel, was baptized at Slim Buttes Lutheran Sunday morning. The church was packed. All four of Laura and Bill Johnson’s kids and all their grandkids were there, along with a whole lot of Johnson and Casteel relatives and friends. Congratulations to this wonderful family! On that happy note, I’ll leave you with these “puns for educated minds”: 1. The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. 2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian. 3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still. 4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption. 5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery. 6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering. 7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart. 8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie. 9. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it. 10. Atheism is a non-prophet organization. 11. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.' 12. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me. 13. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: 'Keep off the Grass.' 14. The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large. 15. The man who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran. 16. A backward poet writes inverse. 17. In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes. 18. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion. I can hear the groans now....
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DISPLAY ADS: $4.70 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 $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 For Sale: 28x68, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home for sale on 2+ acres. Call Jackie 602-999-7069 or Travis 605-390-8256. B46-1tp For Sale: 3x3x8 Flax straw $40 a bale and Barley silage will load 605-359-9222. 7 miles west of Bison. B45-2tp occasion of a wedding or funeral, and depending on moisture received. Please submit bids by Friday, May 10th, 2013, to: JoAnne Seim, 12012 White Butte Rd., Shadehill, SD 57638. Please indicate “BID” on outside of envelope. B46-1tc Wanted: Straw or corn stalks to bale in 2013. Round or square bales. On shares or will purchase in field. Contact Tom at 605-866-4605. B43-tfn Wanted: Pasture to rent and hay land to rent or put up on shares. Custom haying: round, medium square, small squares. Please call Tom 605-866-4605; 605-949-1933. B33-tfn
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Seasonal Help Wanted: The Town of Bison is now accepting applications for summer help – one to two individuals for maintenance help and one to organize swimming lesson and possibly open swimming. Applicants must be 18 and over. Please request an application from: Finance Officer, Box 910, Bison, SD 57620 or call 244-5677 or 244-5231. The Town of Bison is an Equal Opportunity Employer. B39-tfn
on bonus. Please contact Jim Simons, Rehab Services Director, at ext. 301or 605-673-2229 jsimons@regionalhealth.com for more information or go to www.regionalhealth.com to apply. EOE. FOR SALE
LARGE ESTATE AUCTION, Saturday, May 11, 10 am, Hoven, SD. Syd Baus Estate. Collectible cars and tractors. M&R Auctions, Gary: 605-948-2333, 605-769-1181, Lewis: 605-281-1067, www.mandrauctions.com. DEPUTY STATES ATTORNEY for HUGHES COUNTY, full time. Contact your local Dept of Labor or Carla Lantz, 605-773-7461, Hughes County Courthouse. Closes May 13. EOE. EMPLOYMENT
NORTH CENTRAL COMMUNITY HAS 24 residential lots for sale. Thirty miles to Aberdeen and one hour to Missouri River. Excellent schools, clinics, retail stores & job opportunities. Call Beth @ Vaughn Beck Realty – 605-3803855. DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-5302672, Craig Connell, 605-2645 6 5 0 , www.goldeneagleloghomes.com. SEARCH STATE-WIDE APARTMENT Listings, sorted by rent, location and other options. www.sdhousingsearch.com South Dakota Housing Development Authority. 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. WANTED NOTICES LOG HOMES
WANTED BIDS WANTED: The board of the Rosebud, Sholaas, and Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Association is requesting bids for mowing of the three cemeteries, with the first mowing to be done by Memorial Day. Additional mowing will be at the discretion of the board, on the
NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOLS EDUCATION COOPERATIVE 2013-2014: Early childhood special education teacher: Starting salary $35,000 with great benefits: Contact Director Cris Owens 605-4662206, Christine.Owens@k12.sd.us.
Five Counties Nursing Home
Must have good work ethic. FREE C.N.A. certification Complete wage and complete benefits package for FT. For more information call Human Resources at 605-374-3871 or get application at Five Counties, Box 479, Lemmon, SD 57638. connie.benson@fivecounties.org
EOE/M/FV/D Drug Free Workplace Employer
Seeking persons for •RN and LPN FT/PT
Need extra cash? Job security as a trained health care worker.
CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL has an exciting full time Occupational Therapist opportunity, working with a supportive team of professional therapists in the beautiful southern Black Hills of SD. We are located just a short distance from Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park, Custer State Park, Jewel Cave National Park and many other outdoor attractions. Competitive salary and benefits available including sign
WANTED: HUNTING LAND for Pheasant, quality Mule Deer 170” class+, Whitetail Deer 150” class+ and Merrium Turkey. Call 605448-8064.
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Grilling Season is HERE!
Lodgepole Store & Propane 605-244-2173
We have Phoenix Grills

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