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Bison Courier
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
The
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Volume 30
Number 49
May 23, 2013
Includes Tax
Bison High School graduates eleven
Brittnee Aaker, Ryan Serr, Shelly Peck, Yancy Buer, Shaley Lensegrav, Daniel Chapman, Anna Hatle, Lane Kopren, Kassidy Sarsland, Wil Kolb, Megan Serr.
School board tackles major issues
By Beth Hulm
It was a long night for school
board members last Monday.
Promptly at 5:30 p.m. they con-
vened in the school cafeteria for a
meeting with patrons regarding
the condition of the current old
school building and whether to
start doing major repairs or, in-
stead, to build from scratch and
construct a new school. (Those pro-
ceedings were reported in The
Bison Courier last week.) Immedi-
ately following that meeting, at
7:00 p.m., board members moved
to their board room down the hall
to conduct the business on their
regular May agenda. Chairman
Dan Kvale didn’t adjourn that
meeting until midnight! Even
then, business was not complete.
The board took action to have a
special meeting on Monday night,
May 20, at 7:00 to wrap it up.
There were important issues on
the agenda, much of which re-
quired the board to closet them-
selves behind closed doors. They
called four executive sessions –
one with a parent and student; an-
other to discuss an open enroll-
ment application; one with non-
certified personnel to discuss next
year’s contracts; and the final one,
from 10:30 - 11:45, for undisclosed
personnel reasons.
Uppermost on their minds, fol-
lowing the public hearing, was to
agree to hire an engineer to do a
needs and cost assessment of the
current school building. Kvale said
that it was his “take away mes-
sage” that the public wants a dol-
lar figure for repairs. Board mem-
ber Marcie Kari, who had talked
with several engineers when a
new shop building was proposed
earlier, will be in charge of re-
searching some engineering firms.
Teachers Bev Kopren, Heidi Ko-
pren and Shawnda Carmichael,
brought the negotiated agreement
between the teacher’s union and
the board of education to be rati-
fied. It is a two-year contract. A
new hiring schedule has a begin-
ning base of $30,000. To corre-
spond with that increase, every
certified teacher will receive a
$2,900 increase in pay for the
2013-2014 school year. There were
only a few other changes to the
current contract.
It took awhile longer to settle
with the non-certified staff. Heidi
Collins was the spokesperson for
several paraprofessionals (once
known as teachers’ aides), who
were in executive session with the
board for more than an hour. Back
in open session, the board raised
their base pay by $1 per hour to
$9.20 and gave them a 20 cent per
year longevity bump, too. Kvale
said that the increase “brings you
guys up to what all the other areas
are making.” Secretaries and cus-
todial staff will receive a 40 cent
per hour raise. Wages for new
head cook, Camille Drown, were
set earlier with the issuance of her
contract.
Board members regretfully ac-
cepted the resignation of music
teacher Darren Jackson. In his let-
ter of resignation he wrote, “I will
be returning to graduate school
this fall at Virginia Tech.”
The contract for Nathan
Burkhalter to serve as assistant
track coach was approved and
Gene Smith came in to talk about
school bus routes for next year.
Smith didn’t ask for any
changes in his contract but the
board made one big one. They de-
cided to eliminate the north route
because there are only three kids
and two of them rarely use the bus
continued on page 2
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Anyone interested in singing in the choir for the
Gala Day's Church Service please meet at Grace Bap-
tist Church Wednesday night, May 22 through June 19 at
7:30 pm.
1st Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale, Saturday,
May 25th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Vi Leonard’s residence,
303 1st Ave E, in case of inclement weather it will be held
at the first Presbyterian Church. Proceeds will be used to
help send kids to camp.
Story Hour at the Bison Public Library
May 20th Summer Reading program kickoff for elemen-
tary 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.
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.
Bison Senior citizens, dues of $10.00 are due. Please
pay your dues so we can keep the center open, the build-
ing is in need of repairs.
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 wel-
come.
To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please sub-
mit them by calling: 244-7199, or e-mailing to: courier@sd-
plains.com. We will run your event notice the two issues prior
to your event at no charge.
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service. They projected a $6,700
saving to the district by eliminat-
ing that bus.
Other arrangements will be
made to get those students to
school – perhaps mileage pay-
ments to the parents or maybe
they’ll use the school car to pick up
and drop off students on that
route. That question will be ad-
dressed on the special meeting
agenda.
Board members are proud to
have three recently-graduated
senior girls qualify for the Na-
tional History Day competition in
Washington, D.C. in June. Advisor
Kristen Seidel visited with them
about funding the trip. Already,
they’ve done some fundraising and
a school policy does allow for the
school to cover Seidel’s own ex-
penses and some student costs. A
new trust and agency account was
established to handle the inflow
and output of money.
Eliza Bonacci is singing the
praises of her English students,
too. She announced to the board
that her classes have put together
a website called Cardinal Cre-
ations to showcase the “best stu-
dent work of the year.” There are
two ways to access it. www.cardi-
nalcreations.weebly.com will take
visitors directly to that site or the
Cardinal Creations link can be
used, www.bison.k12.sd.us.
Business Manager Bonnie Crow
led the five-person board through
an early and preliminary budget
for the new fiscal year. The Gen-
eral Fund expenditure budget, at
this point, would total to approxi-
mately $1.5 million and would use
about $103,000 more in deficit
spending than the current budget
did. Crow is also estimating an ad-
ditional $100,000 in revenue to
fund it.
The capital outlay budget “is
where all the decisions are going
to have to be made,” Crow said. In-
cluded in it are a new shop build-
ing, roofing, parking lot, kitchen
upgrades, engineering fees and
some new computers and iPads.
The school lunch program would
need an additional $2,800 while
the Special Ed budget would drop
by $16,275. Retirement and Im-
pact Aid funds would remain the
same. That preliminary proposal
will be tweaked several times be-
fore a public budget hearing on
July 8.
Votes from the recent school
board election were canvassed and
Kvale and Dan Beckman were of-
ficially announced the winners of
another three-year term each;
there was discussion about hiring
a Rapid City technology company
to go through the school’s comput-
ers; and new contracts were signed
for Workman’s Compensation and
a school nursing services.
The Bison Courier office will be
closed on May 27th in observance of
Memorial Day.
We ask that all ads and copy be into
the office by Friday May 24, for the
May 31 edition. Thank You
School Board continued from page 1
Convenant team presents VBS at Slim Buttes Lutheran Church
Slim Buttes Free Lutheran
Church of Reva, South Dakota will
host a four member “Covenant
Team” from the Association of Free
Lutheran Bible School, Minneapo-
lis, Minnesota, June 3-7. Covenant
Team members will lead five en-
gaging and enriching days of vaca-
tion Bible School at Slim Buttes
Free Lutheran Church. At Tell it
on the Mountain, Children will
learn about the one true God
through five mountaintop Bible
accounts, illustrated through sto-
ries, puppets, music, games, and
hands-on activities. All children
ages 4 to 12 are invited to join this
mountain adventure.
Covenant members include
Steven Peterson (Thief River
Falls, MN), Joseph Frech (Grand
Forks, ND), Carissa Quanbeck
(Hallock, MN), and Danielle
Thompson (Blaine, MN). Exten-
sively trained in children’s min-
istry, these students are spending
the summer traveling through the
Midwest and Southern United
States, assisting AFLC congrega-
tions with VBS programs, summer
youth camps and other areas of
service.
Daily VBS at Slim Buttes Free
Lutheran Church, Reva SD will be
held June 3-7 from 9am to 2 pm.
Please bring a sack lunch. Snacks
and drinks will be provided. Pro-
gram on Friday at 1 pm with ice
cream following. For more infor-
mation contact Linda Mohagen
605-866-4685.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013 • Page 3
Garden Gate
Control Weeds Naturally
Weeds are a problem faced by
everyone who enjoys gardening.
When we prepare the soil to make
a good home for our garden plants,
we also create ideal conditions for
weeds to thrive.
So what’s a gardener to do about
weeds? We can smother existing
weeds when creating new planting
beds, but despite our best efforts,
weed seeds will always be blowing
into the beds.
Now there’s a natural product
available that helps prevent weed
seeds from growing in the garden,
and surprisingly, it is made from
corn. Corn gluten is a byproduct
of the wet-milling process and has
traditionally been used in cattle
and poultry feed and dog food. It
was discovered entirely by acci-
dent that corn gluten can also be
used to prevent weed seeds from
germinating. Not only can it sup-
press weeds, but it will also help
feed your garden plants since it is
also a source of nitrogen. A huge
benefit is that corn gluten won’t
harm pets, people, birds or insects,
making it very safe to use.
Corn gluten works by prevent-
ing germinated seeds from grow-
ing a root. Aplant that has already
grown roots will not be affected by
corn gluten. For the best results,
the corn gluten should be applied
early in the season, before the
weed seeds germinate and grow
roots. As a pre-emergent herbicide,
corn gluten tends to have a cumu-
lative effect and becomes even
more effective on weed seeds with
repeated applications over time.
One application of corn gluten con-
tinues to suppress weeds for 4-6
weeks, a bit less if the weather is
unusually rainy or hot.
Corn gluten is typically applied
by broadcasting it on the growing
bed at a rate of 20-40 pounds per
1000 square feet. It may then be
lightly raked into just the surface
of the soil and watered in. Corn
gluten will not be effective unless
it is wetted and should be given a
gentle shower after being applied.
However, if there is a long rainy
period after the corn gluten has
been applied, it may lose its effec-
tiveness. As with any herbicide, it
can wash away, and weed
seedlings may even recover and
begin again to form roots if the soil
surface remains wet for an ex-
tended time. Keep an eye on the
weather and apply the corn gluten
when no rain is expected for a few
days. Always follow the instruc-
tions on the package when apply-
ing any herbicide or fertilizer.
Corn gluten will not harm mature
plants and can be safely used in an
existing flowerbed, vegetable gar-
den or potted plants.
Weed 'em and reap. ~Author Un-
known
I-Grow (formerly Extension Ser-
vice) is conducting Gardening 101
workshops around the state, here
is the next closest one to our area:
Insects and Pesticides
Come learn which insects in
your garden are good, bad and just
plain fun. Learn organic and con-
ventional ways to manage pest
populations. See mounted insects
to learn what actual specimens
look like so you can identify them
in your garden.
June 7 – Spearfish, Hudson
Hall, 222 W. Hudson; Time: 9 – 4,
lunch on your own (12-1); Cost:
$25 per person; Registration Infor-
mation, Contact Mary Roduner
(mary.roduner@sdstate.edu) or
605-394-1722. Registration closes
one week before each workshop.
Submitted by Karen Englehart,
Master Gardener, SDSU Coopera-
tive Extension Service
Grand Electric’s Annual Meeting
to be held Friday, June 7th:
Entertainment provided by Comedian Damian
Mason
Great entertainment, good food
and door prizes await those who
attend Grand Electric’s Annual
Meeting on Friday, June 7, 2013.
This year’s Annual Meeting will be
held at West River’s Warehouse in
Bison, SD. Please note the follow-
ing time changes to the agenda:
Retirement Open House for
Gladys Jackson will begin at 2:00
p.m in the Employee Room;
Demonstrations will start at 3:30
p.m.; Registration will begin at
4:30 p.m.; the barbecued beef, pork
and lamb supper will be from 5:00
p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; the business
meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. and
Damian Mason will begin enter-
taining you at 7:00 p.m.
Damian Mason is described as
an Ag-Themed Comedian. His pro-
gram is high energy and crowd in-
teractive. Agricultural crowds love
Damian’s funny, ag-themed mate-
rial and they respect his advocacy
for the agricultural industry. Stop
by Grand Electric’s Annual Meet-
ing and enjoy an evening filled
with a great meal and laughter.
During the business meeting,
members will hear reports on the
Cooperative’s business for 2012,
elect three directors and receive
updates on current activities as
well as challenges.
There will be door prizes for
kids. During the meeting, kids will
be entertained in the social room.
Members attending Grand Elec-
tric’s Annual Meeting will also
have a chance to win one of nu-
merous door prizes that will be
given away during the meeting. At
6:00 p.m., one lucky individual will
have a chance to play “PLINKO”
and win up to $100 CASH!
The grand prize will be a draw-
ing from the entire membership
for a $500 cash prize. If that per-
son is not present, we will draw for
five $100 cash prizes.
It is YOUR Annual Meeting, so
mark your calendar today and
make plans to attend.
Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter and
those who matter don't mind.
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Page 4 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013
Nutrition Site
Menu
Thursday, May 23
Roast turkey
mashed potatoes w/gravy
broccoli
apple
cranberry sauce
Friday, May 24
Grd beef/gen bean casserole
potato rounds
banana
Monday, May 27
MEMORIAL DAY
NO MEALS
Tuesday, May 28
Turkey Tetrazzini
tossed salad w/ranch
tomato slices
mandarin oranges
Wednesday, May 29
Sweet & sour pork
steamed rice
oriental vegetables
grape juice
apricots
Cardinal Track Team qualifies five for State Track Meet
On Thursday, May 16th, the Bison
track team traveled to Lemmon to
run in the Region 8B Track Meet.
It wasn't a good day for a track
meet so our times were off a little,
but it was raining so nobody really
cared. The rain was such a wel-
come sight that I heard very little
complaining about the weather.
Bison had five boys qualify for the
state meet and had a few others
that came really close. Josh McK-
instry continued his string of great
meets by winning the triple jump
(37'5.75") and earning his spot in
Sioux Falls next weekend. Josh
also finished 3rd in the 110 meter
hurdles. Cole Buer qualified for
state in dramatic fashion, waiting
until his second to last jump to
place 2nd (17'3.25")and earn his
spot at state. Cole was also part of
our qualifying 1600 medley relay.
Daniel Burkhalter qualified in 3
events, the mile, 2 mile and med-
ley relay. Daniel also came very
close to qualifying in the 400. The
race of the day for Bison was the
medley relay. It was a great race
and our team managed to edge the
team from Timber Lake for the
second place spot. Congratulations
to Clayton Prelle, Cole Buer,
Drake Butsavage and Daniel
Burkhalter! On the girls side my
heart really went out to Sydney
Senn who ran a great mile and did
everything right but was edged
out in the end and just missed a
trip to state. Madelyn Seidel ran a
great 100 meter dash and tied for
3rd. Our kids really ran well and
looked good. Next year we have a
great shot at qualifying a lot more
kids. For now it's off to Sioux Falls
to run in the big one!
Sydney Senn running the mile.
Emergency Medical Services week
South Dakota is recognizing men
and women involved in emergency
medical services as a vital part of
public safety during Emergency
Medical Services Week, May 19
through May 25.
“The emergency medical services
system consists of emergency physi-
cians, emergency nurses, emergency
medical technicians, paramedics,
firefighters, educators, administra-
tors,’’ Gov. Dennis Daugaard said in
an official proclamation. “The access
to quality emergency care dramati-
cally improves the survival and re-
covery rate of those who experience
sudden illness or injury.”
The week is set aside to honor the
people on the front lines of medicine,
says Marilyn Rutz, Director of
Emergency Medical Services in the
State Department of Public Safety.
“These people do the job because
they have a commitment to their
communities and to the people who
live there,’’ Rutz said. “It takes im-
mense sacrifice and dedication, both
from the responders and the family
members who support them.”
Nearly 80 percent of South
Dakota’s emergency medical techni-
cians are volunteers. They volunteer
many hours to train, to keep certifi-
cation and skills up to date and to
provide the vital emergency services
to their communities, Rutz said.
Chasing a dream requires efforts, passion and hard
work. You are now in the half way.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013 • Page 5
In case of inclement weather it will be held at the First
Presbyterian Church - Bison
Proceeds will be used to help send kids to camp.
Twin Bed Frame
Some Antiques
Clothing
NO EARLY SALES
1st Presbyterian Church
Rummage and Bake Sale
Saturday, May 25th • 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Vi Leonard Residence • 303 1st Ave E - Bison
Homemade Baked Goods
Craft Supplies
It finally rained! As I write this on
Monday we’ve already received 2.67
inches and a gentle rain continues.
You’ve never seen so many happy
ranchers and farmers; everybody’s
smiling. Greg Urlacher said it feels
just like we all won the lottery and
never had to buy a ticket!
I drove to Pierre Sunday after-
noon for an Executive Board meet-
ing early Monday morning and then
stayed overnight to participate in
the west river Agriculture and Nat-
ural Resources Legislative Tour that
began Tuesday morning. The first
stop for the bus was Oahe Down-
stream to check out the recovery
after the flooding a couple years ago.
I followed the bus from there to
Stoneville where we visited Cam-
mack’s buffalo ranch.
Despite high winds, the Wildlife
Services predator control pilot gave
us an impressive demonstration by
shooting balloons on the ground
from the air. Veteran GF&P trapper
Dan Turgeon showed us the many
different devices and methods he
uses to control coyotes, beavers,
prairie dogs, and nuisance animals.
He also told the group about the
plane crash he was involved in that
came close to killing him and the
state pilot he was hunting with.
Thankfully they lived through it, but
it certainly demonstrates just how
dangerous his job can be.
This session my bill passed to in-
crease the existing surcharge on
hunting licenses by one dollar to
help fund the Animal Damage Con-
trol program services. This revenue
has allowed GF&P to increase exist-
ing staff time expended on predator
control and has enabled the depart-
ment to provide additional funding
to local predator control districts.
GF&P will provide the USDA-WS
with funding for an additional 100
hours of aerial predator control to
help offset the budget impacts due to
the federal budget sequester.
House Ag Chairman Charlie Hoff-
man and other livestock producers
in McPherson County have just
formed a new predator control dis-
trict to control their predators.
GF&P recently hired a trapper for
Perkins County and plans to hire an-
other trapper to help in Dan Tur-
geon’s district. GF&P removed 2,456
coyotes from July 2012 to April 2013
and the WS plane flew 501 hours
and removed 1,578 coyotes. Casey
hasn’t had much time to hunt this
week, but he did eliminate one coy-
ote Friday morning!
I left my car at Union Center and
boarded the bus to tour the Wharf
gold mine near Lead, Pactola Reser-
voir, and Rushmore Forest Products
sawmill at Hill City. Rep. Jacgue Sly
and Rep. Mike Verchio joined us for
supper at Prairie Berry Winery that
evening and then we boarded the
bus to spend the night at Creekside
Lodge in Custer State Park.
Wednesday morning we toured
the park and a mountain pine beetle
site before Wildland Fire Suppres-
sion Division Director Jay Esper-
ance had his fire fighters and heli-
copter pilots give us an impressive
wildland fire demonstration. That
afternoon former Rep. Mark Hollen-
beck joined us at Edgemont to tour
the Dewey-Burdock in-situ uranium
recovery project in Custer and Fall
River Counties. I sure hope they are
getting some of this moisture down
there because Mark's ranch looked
even drier than the country up here.
We ended the tour at the new
GF&P Outdoor Campus where Tony
Leif let us sample some delicious
fried mountain lion. And no, it didn’t
taste like chicken, more like fat
pork! Several of the Rapid City area
legislators joined us for a prime rib
supper and then we headed home.
Saturday was busy. Reub and I
swung through the Cadillac Ranch
at Belle to drop off a wedding gift for
Gail Gabriel and Shane Garner’s
wedding and then drove to Sturgis to
visit Jess and Bill Marty at the hos-
pital before going to our grandson
Till’s graduation party at the audito-
rium and his sister Brinley’s sur-
prise birthday party at the bowling
alley. Thad and Angie hosted both
parties. Guy and Megan’s family
came from Gillette and Sage and
Alaina and girls drove down from
Dickinson.
Sunday morning Slim Buttes
Lutheran welcomed Patsy Wilkin-
son, Margretta Hanson, Eric
Schuchard, Bill and Verona Vroman,
and Tony and Dorothy Holt into our
church family when they officially
joined the church. After cake and
coffee following the service, Reub
and I drove back to Sturgis for Till’s
graduation and all of Casey and
Missy;s family were able to attend
too.
Graduations were held at almost
every school in the area this week-
end and with all the parties, celebra-
tions, and the much needed mois-
ture, we’ve had an absolutely won-
derful week!
President Obama’s week didn’t go
nearly as well. Obama and his ad-
ministration have been dealing with
the fallout from three major scan-
dals this week and even the main-
stream media is starting to get over
their love affair with him. The media
could overlook four Americans dying
at Benghazi and the IRS targeting
Obama’s political opponents, but
when the media found out that his
administration was spying on the
Associated Press and tape recording
conversations between reporters and
congress it caused even MSNBC
Chris Matthew’s to lose that ‘tingle
up his leg’ and start reporting on the
scandals and the cover up.
That reminded me of this story
about a ‘Lie Clock’ that several of
you sent me:
A man died and went to heaven.
As he stood in front of St. Peter's
desk at the Pearly Gates, he saw a
huge wall of clocks behind him. He
asked, "What are all those clocks
there for?"
St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie
Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie
Clock. Every time you lie the hands
on your clock will move."
"Oh," said the man, "whose clock
is that?"
"That's Mother Teresa's. The
hands have never moved, indicating
that she never told a lie."
"Incredible," said the man. "And
whose clock is that one?"
St. Peter responded, "That's
George Washington's clock. The
hands have moved twice, telling us
that Washington told only two lies in
his entire life."
"Where's Barack Obama's clock?"
asked the man.
"Obama's clock is in Jesus' office.
He's using it as a ceiling fan."
Grand River Roundup ................ By Betty Olson
Hazardous Occupation Safety Training in Agriculture
(HOSTA) Training will be held in Lemmon
HOSTAis a program which aims
to educate South Dakota youth
about the dangers associated with
working on a farm or ranch. Cur-
rently, the law states that any in-
dividual who is 14 to 15 years old
must be trained on the safe opera-
tion of tractors, farm machinery,
and other hazardous activities in
the agricultural industry. One ex-
ception to the rule is youth who are
employed on their home farm.
This means all 14 to 15 year olds
who are seeking employment in the
agriculture industry must receive
the training as required by the U.S.
Department of Labor, with the only
exemption being for youth working
on their own farm. When youth be-
come 16 years of age, this law no
longer applies to their employ-
ment. Youth who are working on
their family farm are also encour-
aged to attend, as are older youth.
The agricultural industry is the
only industry in the U.S.A. that al-
lows youth under the age of 16 to
be considered a legal employee.
When coupled with the fact that
farming/ranching is considered to
be one of the top ten most danger-
ous jobs, it is evident that we must
educate youth about dangers on
farms and ranches for the safety of
both themselves and others. The
number one way to prevent on
farm accidents is by educating
about possible dangers and giving
students the knowledge to assess a
situation for all possible hazards.
For this reason, all youth ages 14-
16 are strongly encouraged to at-
tend.
Date and location of the training
will be as follows:
· Lemmon on June 4 at the Lem-
mon Regional Extension Center
from 10:00 to 4:00.
A minimum requirement of 10
students must be pre-registered by
Friday, May 31th at 4:00 pm. Cost
of the training is $25 per student.
The HOSTA trainings will also be
held at the following locations:
Brookings, May 28; Aberdeen, May
29; Winner, May 30 and Gettys-
burg, June 3. For these locations,
you must register by May 24.
The safety training will consist
of a classroom portion, and a driv-
ing portion. Students are expected
to study the 48 core task sheets
prior to the classroom session. A
written exam will be given over the
48 core task sheets which must be
passed with a minimum of 75% cor-
rect in order for the student to ad-
vance to the driving portion of the
training. The task sheets can be
found on the SDSU HOSTA web-
site.
Registration
To register for the HOSTAsafety
training course, please contact Nic
Uilk at (605) 688-5675 or Candy
Willms at (605) 688-5141.
Page 6 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013
By Beth Hulm
The school board reconvened on
Monday night for just two agenda
items that needed a bit more at-
tention.
For the first 20 minutes board
members met alone (along with
the superintendent and two busi-
ness managers) to discuss a per-
sonnel issue that involved a phone
call to the east coast.
Next, they visited with bus con-
tractor Gene Smith, driver Cheryl
Hulm and a parent, Trevor Fisher.
A week earlier (see previous
story) board members had told
Smith that they wouldn’t be using
his van to pick up kids on the
north route where there are only
three riders, two of which seldom
take advantage of the service.
They would either pay the parents
mileage to bring their kids in or
they’d send the school car for
them.
Smith wanted to know what
they were saving that money for
(approximately $6,000).
“We’re saving money to be re-
sponsible to the taxpayers,” Kvale
told him.
Conversation then turned to the
south route where the numbers
are also declining to just a few eli-
gible riders. According to state law,
the school district must only pro-
vide transportation to students
through the 8th grade. Many of
the riders on that route are only
currently getting a ride because
the bus is already stopping to pick
up younger siblings.
Board member Marcie Kari
asked for another executive ses-
sion to discuss student issues in-
volved in the bus discussion. Ahalf
hour later the doors re-opened and
the visitors returned.
The board had made an about-
face and told Smith that all of the
routes would be left the same as
they’ve been.
The final agreement is that
Smith will receive an additional 8
cents per mile on the school bus
routes, which is a total increase of
$3,457. The van route to the north
will be at the same rate as before.
He was reminded that all drivers
must have commercial physicals
and licenses, even substitute driv-
ers.
Smith told the board that he
thinks the board is going “over-
board” in requesting a CDL for the
van driver. That is not a state re-
quirement, he said. Kvale replied,
“We’re tougher than the state.”
Hulm argued that school
coaches and teachers sometimes
transport students and they don’t
have a CDL. Kvale had to agree.
“It goes a little bit against what
we’re doing ourselves,” he said.
Smith won that argument. The
van driver will not need to obtain a
CDL but must have the physical.
Once again, at 8:35, an execu-
tive session was called for person-
nel reasons, which ended forty-five
minutes later.
Before retiring for the night, the
board took a walk down to the
basement where there were a cou-
ple of inches of rain water accumu-
lating as it continued to run down
the walls. Sump pumps were not
able to handle it all. Earlier in the
day, an engineer had also surveyed
that water situation.
Bus routes, executive sessions
….and rain water
Family, Career, and Community Leaders
of America State meeting participants
Members from the Bison
FCCLA Chapter recently at-
tended the state convention of the
South Dakota Family, Career,
and Community Leaders of Amer-
ica (FCCLA) which was held April
28 – 30th in Sioux Falls, SD.
Fourteen hundred members from
across the state of South Dakota
came together to attend sessions,
workshops, compete in STAR
events (Students Taking Action
with Recognition), and run for
leadership positions. As part of
the Sunday night opening general
session, members received a
keynote message from Kyle
Willkom. Members were encour-
aged to play a “new key” and not
settle for the G chord. Through-
out Monday, members could at-
tend workshops presented by the
National President, Elliot John-
son, the three Peer Education
Teams, Children’s Miracle Net-
work presenters Paul Krueger
and Amy Sumner and many oth-
ers.
Five members from the Bison
Chapter participated in STAR
Events. Shelly Peck and Kiana
Brockel each received a Top Supe-
rior in their Career Investigation
event. Sydney Arneson (individ-
ual) and Tessa Kopren and Madi-
son Hulm (team) each received a
gold rating in Illustrated Talk.
FCCLA was first established in
1945 and in South Dakota in
1946. Family has served as the
focus of this organization since its
establishment. This organization
prepares youth to assume their
adult roles in society as wage
earners, community leaders, and
caring family members, by giving
them the “life skills” they need to
thrive in their communities, ca-
reers, and families.
Bison FCCLA Members Kiana Brockel, Shelly Peck, Sydney Arneson, Tessa Kopren and Madison
Hulm, compete at the state meeting.
Kiana Brockel and Shelly Peck with Top Superior Awards.
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USDAAnnounces Conservation Reserve Program Sign-Up
Landowners and Producers Can Now Enroll in Continuous
CRP with General Sign-Up to Follow
Secretary of Agriculture Tom
Vilsack today reminded farmers
and ranchers that the U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture (USDA)
will conduct a four-week Conser-
vation Reserve Program (CRP)
general sign-up beginning May 20
and ending on June 14. Vilsack
also announced the restart of sign-
up for continuous CRP, including
the Conservation Reserve En-
hancement Program, State Acres
for Wildlife Enhancement Initia-
tive, the Highly Erodible Land Ini-
tiative, the Grassland Restoration
Initiative, the Pollinator Habitat
Initiative and other related initia-
tives. Sign-up for continuous CRP
began on May 13 and will continue
through Sept. 30, 2013.
“As always, we expect strong
competition to enroll acres into
CRP, and we urge interested pro-
ducers to maximize their environ-
mental benefits and to make cost-
effective offers,” said Vilsack.
“CRP is an important program for
protecting environmentally sensi-
tive lands from erosion and sedi-
mentation, and for ensuring the
sustainability of our groundwater,
lakes, rivers, ponds and streams.
Through the voluntary participa-
tion of our farmers and ranchers,
CRP helps us to protect our natu-
ral resources, preserve wildlife
habitat and bring good paying jobs
to rural America related to hunt-
ing, fishing, and outdoor recre-
ation.
Vilsack encouraged producers to
look into CRP’s other enrollment
opportunities offered on a contin-
uous, non-competitive, sign-up
basis.
CRP has a 27-year legacy of suc-
cessfully protecting the nation's
natural resources through volun-
tary participation, while providing
significant economic and environ-
mental benefits to rural communi-
ties across the United States. Pro-
ducers enrolled in CRP plant long-
term, resource-conserving covers
to improve the quality of water,
control soil erosion and develop
wildlife habitat. In return, USDA
provides participants with rental
payments and cost-share assis-
tance. Contract duration is be-
tween 10 and 15 years. Currently,
27 million acres are enrolled in
CRP through 700,000 contracts on
390,000 farms throughout the
U.S., with enrollment in 49 states
and Puerto Rico. Contracts on an
estimated 3.3 million acres will ex-
pire on Sept. 30, 2013. Enrollment
authority for all types of CRP,
which had expired Sept. 30, 2012,
was extended through 2013 by the
American Taxpayer Relief Act of
2012.
Offers for general sign-up CRP
contracts are ranked according to
an Environmental Benefits Index
(EBI). USDA’s Farm Service
Agency (FSA) collects data for
each of the EBI factors based on
the relative environmental bene-
fits for the land offered. FSA uses
the following factors to assess the
environmental benefits for the
land offered:
· Wildlife habitat benefits result-
ing from covers on contract
acreage;
· Water quality benefits from re-
duced erosion, runoff and leaching;
· On-farm benefits from reduced
erosion;
· Benefits that will likely endure
beyond the contract period;
· Air quality benefits from re-
duced wind erosion; and
· Cost.
CRP soil rental rates for non-ir-
rigated cropland were updated
this year to better reflect location
and market conditions. A nation-
wide cap was placed on the maxi-
mum amount that may be paid per
acre for the general sign-up. Taken
together these steps help ensure
that taxpayer dollars are spent in
a fiscally responsible manner
while producing the maximum en-
vironmental benefits for each dol-
lar spent.
CRP is the largest USDAconser-
vation program and continues to
make major contributions to na-
tional efforts to improve water and
air quality, prevent soil erosion,
and protect the most sensitive
areas including those prone to
flash flooding and runoff. At the
same time, CRP has helped in-
crease populations of pheasants,
quail and ducks and is recognized
as benefiting certain rare species
like the sage grouse, the lesser
prairie chicken and other grass-
land birds. Highlights of CRP ac-
complishments include:
· The restoration of more than
two million acres of wetlands and
two million acres of riparian
buffers;
· Prevention of more than 600
million pounds of nitrogen and
more than 100 million pounds of
phosphorous from flowing into our
nation’s streams, rivers, and lakes.
· Providing $1.8 billion annually
to landowners — dollars that
make their way into local
economies, supporting small busi-
nesses and creating jobs; and
· Sequestering more carbon than
any other conservation program in
the country. By placing vulnerable
cropland into conservation, CRP
sequesters carbon in plants and
soil and reduces both fuel and fer-
tilizer usage. In 2011, CRP re-
sulted in carbon sequestration
equal to taking almost 10 million
cars off the road.
USDA has made a concerted ef-
fort to deliver results for the Amer-
ican people, even as USDA imple-
ments sequestration – the across-
the-board budget reductions man-
dated under terms of the Budget
Control Act. USDA has already
undertaken historic efforts since
2009 to save more than $828 mil-
lion in taxpayer funds through tar-
geted, common-sense budget re-
ductions. These reductions have
put USDA in a better position to
carry out its mission, while imple-
menting sequester budget reduc-
tions in a fair manner that causes
as little disruption as possible.
The Obama Administration,
with Secretary Vilsack’s leader-
ship, has worked tirelessly to
strengthen rural America, main-
tain a strong farm safety net and
create opportunities for America’s
farmers and ranchers. U.S. agri-
culture is currently experiencing
one of its most productive periods
in American history thanks to the
productivity, resiliency and re-
sourcefulness of our producers.
For more information on CRP
and other FSA programs, visit a
local FSA service center or
www.fsa.usda.gov.
When you leave
here, don't forget
why you came.
Page 8 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013
K - Sixth grades have a good Play Day
Kindergarten boys attempting the sac race, Drake Butsavage gives encouragement to Talon Lund-
berg, Josh Cook, Colt Kopren, Colbin Seidel, Kaden Glover, Rylee Veal.
Shane Collins and Jaren Beckman are going for the Gold in the three-legged race.
Garrett Holzer gives it his all in the softball throw.
Mary Carmichael jumping rope.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013 • Page 9
warm weather and no wind
Taylor Thompson at the standing long jump.
Fifth grade girls attempt the sac race, Taylor Fisher is in the lead here, Kiley Schuchard is going
down and Marleigh Hulm is hopping along.
Will Hatle jumping as classmates Corbin Mackaben, Ashtin Gerbracht, Logan Butsavage and Ian
Arneson look on.
Page 10 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013
Upper left: Anna Hatle and
Megan Serr welcome all to
graduation.
Upper right: Daniel Chapman
gives his mother a rose and a
hug.
Right: Shawnda Carmichael
was the speaker.
Graduation, happiness, sorrow, new beginnings
Tomorrow is another school day for all humanity.
It is the mark of an
educated mind to be
able to entertain a
thought without
accepting it.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013 • Page 11
Connie Aaker congratulating her daughter Brittnee.
Yancy Buer and Daniel Chapman.
Superintendent Don Kraemer gives Daniel his Medallion for highest honors and Valedictorian.
Page 12 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013
Kassidy Sarsland
Don Kraemer giving Shaley her Medallion for highest honors and Valedictorian.
My father always
told me, "Find a job
you love and you'll
never have to work
a day in your life."
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013 • Page 13
Front row: Brittnee Aaker, Kassidy Sarsland, Anna Hatle, Shelly Peck, Shaley Lensegrav, Megan Serr. Back row: Daniel Chapman, Lane Kopren, Wil Kolb, Yancy
Buer, Ryan Serr with their graduation cake.
Page 14 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013
Dixie, Yancy and John Buer after graduation ceremony.
Ross, Lane and Bev Kopren
Classmates Shelly Peck and Lane Kopren
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013 • Page 15
Golfers headed for State Meet
Back row: Wrangler Weishaar, Dylan Beckman, Coach Jeffrey Johnson. Front row: Julianna Kari, Collin Palmer, Conner Palmer.
Julianna, Collin and Conner are attending the State golf meet.
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We ask that all ads and copy be into the office by
Friday May 24, for the May 31 edition.
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Day County zoning board
approves 480-head
cattle-finishing barn
BY JEFF NATALIE-LEES
jnatalie-lees@aberdeennews.com
A480-head cattle-finishing barn
can be built near Webster, a Day
County board decided Tuesday.
The Day County Planning and
Zoning Board approved a condi-
tional use permit for Scott Shiley
after adding several restrictions.
The permit request was rejected
April 23 because of neighbors' con-
cerns about odor, but the board
has now addressed concerns with
the permit restrictions, said Dari
Schlotte, Day County director of
equalization and planning and
zoning administrator.
Shiley plans to build the barn on
land 14 miles southwest of Web-
ster in York Township. The permit
was for a Class D confined animal
feeding operation, which is neces-
sary for herds of 50 to 499 cattle.
Board members voting in favor of
the permit were Rick Tobin, Dar-
rell Hildebrant and Jim Thomp-
kins. Linda Walters voted against
it. Gary Block abstained.
The board, which is comprised of
the county commissioners, lis-
tened to public comment before
approving the permit. About 27
citizens attended with several tes-
tifying for or against the permit,
Schlotte said.
Possible permit restrictions were
presented to the board before the
meeting by State's Attorney Dan
Smeins.
The permit failed two weeks ago,
when the board deadlocked — two
voting in favor, two against and
one abstention. This time Thomp-
kins changed his vote from a no to
a yes, providing the margin for ap-
proval.
The restrictions on the permit
covered the following areas:
Documentation — copies of the
nutrient management plan, ma-
nure management plan and opera-
tion plan as well as any inspection
reports completed by the Natural
Resources Conservation Service or
its agents must be filed with the
county. The permit is subject to
compliance with these plans.
Fly and odor control — Shiley
must provide the county with an
approved management plan for fly
and odor control.
Design — Shiley must compile
with design criteria, design re-
quirements and management
plans.
Tree planting conditions.
Cooperation with neighboring
hog facility — conditions requiring
Shiley to consult with the owners
of an adjacent hog confinement fa-
cility, under separate ownership,
to minimize air pollution if practi-
cal and of reasonable cost.
This is the first time the planning
and zoning board has considered a
zoning request since standards
went into place in 2010, Schlotte
said.
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Highlights & Happenings
1st Presbyterian Church Rum-
mage and bake sale Saturday, May
25th 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Vi
Leonard’s home.
Prairie Fellowship Parish will
be hosting a farewell potluck for
Pastor Margie and Brook Hershey
at the Lions Club park in Bison on
Wednesday, May 29th at 6:30 pm.
Meat, buns, condiments and
drinks will be provided. Prairie
Fellowship Parish members are
asked to bring salads and desserts.
The public is invited to attend.
Daily VBS at Slim Buttes Free
Lutheran Church, Reva SD will
be held June 3-7 from 9am to 2
pm. Please bring a sack lunch.
Snacks and drinks will be pro-
vided. Program on Friday at 1 pm
with ice cream following. For more
information contact Linda Moha-
gen 605-866-4685
WWII Flyin (old WWII airplanes)
Wednesday, May 29th at Rapid
City Airport. WWII Veterans, if
you are interested in going call
244-5672.
The South Dakota Department
of Transportation will begin bridge
work on Highway 85 north of Buf-
falo at mile marker 135 on Mon-
day, May 13.
The work involves concrete over-
lay, bridge-rail modification and
guard rail improvements.
Traffic will be reduced to a sin-
gle lane on the bridge, with a 10-
foot width restriction.
The prime contractor on the
$518,000 project is PCI Roads,
LCC of Saint Michael, Minnesota;
the completion date is July 13.
For more information, contact
Joel Flesner with the South
Dakota Department of Trans-
portation at 605-892-2872.
Complete road construction in-
formation can be found at
www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by
dialing 511.
Highway 85 bridge work north of Buffalo
The final Managing Drought
Risk on the Ranch Webinar will be
held May 29, 2013 at 9 a.m. MST
or 10 a.m. CST at SDSU Extension
Regional Centers.
May 29 webinar is the last in a
5-part webinar series developed as
a proactive move to help producers
understand those tools that are
available. The Livestock staff at
SDSU Extension partnered with
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Extension to host the series with
the focus of helping ranchers
across the state prepare for the
possibility of the drought continu-
ing in 2013.
This series of meetings is titled
"Managing Drought Risk on the
Ranch."
During the May 29webinar,
Matt Stockton, Agricultural Econ-
omist at the West Central Re-
search and Extension Center in
North Platte, Neb., will address
Economic Factors to Weigh in
Making Decisions during Drought.
The session will include a current
drought update and forecast. Fol-
lowing the webinar, the regional
centers will join together via video
conference for a question and an-
swer session, with SDSU Exten-
sion State and Field Specialists
presenting additional information
relevant to South Dakota produc-
ers.
The May 29 webinar and the
other four previous webinars are
sponsored by the National
Drought Mitigation Center at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The series was developed with
support from the Sustainable Agri-
culture Research and Education
(SARE) program, which is funded
by the U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture -National Institute of Food
and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA).
For more information please
visit www.igrow.org, contact your
nearest SDSU Extension Regional
Center, or call Kalyn Waters,
SDSU Cow/Calf Field Specialist at
605-842-1267 or Pete Bauman,
SDSU Range Field Specialist at
605-882-5140. Contact informa-
tion for SDSU Extension Regional
Centers is available on iGrow.org.
Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch:
Next meeting May 29, 2013
Grassland drought persists, NRCS
conservation planning help available
In 2012, drought conditions im-
pacted a majority of South Dakota
(SD) grasslands. Many people felt
the effects in the condition of
grassland, livestock conditions,
and in their agricultural opera-
tions. The United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture (USDA) Nat-
ural Resources Conservation Ser-
vice (NRCS) in South Dakota (SD)
developed and utilizes a tool to as-
sess drought conditions using local
precipitation data to model im-
pacts to grazing lands production.
The SD NRCS Drought Tool uses
long-term (30- 50 year) and short-
term precipitation including data
from High Plains Regional Cli-
mate Center and the SD State
University (SDSU) state climatol-
ogist.
With our understanding of his-
toric impacts to grassland condi-
tion and production, we get a
clearer understanding of 2012
drought impacts on grassland. The
following grassland drought status
maps are created from the new
NRCS SD Drought Tool. These
maps are not intended to replace
the ones available at the U.S.
Drought Monitor Web site, but
they do provide more detail by
county and are specific to SD graz-
ing lands.
Understanding current drought
conditions stirs difficult questions:
• How is the 2012 drought im-
pacting the 2013 growing season?
• What will it take for grasslands
to recover from drought?
Our current grassland drought
conditions reflect the effects of
both precipitation and soil mois-
ture deficits originating in 2012.
Using current drought conditions
in conjunction with historic aver-
age long-term data, we can project
future grazing land production
across SD. South Dakota grass-
lands typically reach peak produc-
tion by early July. This data is
used to predict the potential peak
forage production.
Parts of South Dakota grass-
lands are already experiencing
drought in 2013. Even with aver-
age “normal” precipitation
amounts coming at the right time,
much of SD will continue to expe-
rience drought this year.
Recovery from current drought
conditions depends on soil mois-
ture recharge, precipitation tim-
ing, and precipitation amounts.
Moisture infiltration to the soil
profile is needed to get out of the
drought status. Unfortunately,
high intensity, short-lived precipi-
tation (intense spring thunder-
storms) typically results in more
runoff than infiltration. Having a
healthy reserve and diversity of
forage in pastures will enable opti-
mal grassland infiltration by slow-
ing runoff and maintaining a
healthy soil structure that maxi-
mizes precipitation availability.
The SD Drought Tool can calcu-
late the monthly precipitation
needed to recover from drought
impacts using the critical precipi-
tation months of April, May, and
June. If you have your own pre-
cipitation records, they should be
the best data source when using
the SD Drought Tool.
With new understandings of climate and soil-water-plant
relationships, we are finding new abilities to assess and plan for
grassland drought. Now is the time to have plans in place for
2013 drought conditions. On site farm and ranch consultations
are free of charge from NRCS. Your local NRCS staff can help
producers with individual conservation planning for grassland
and cropland resources through suggestions or exploring other
alternatives to minimize impacts to resources during drought.
The new NRCS SD Drought Tool, step-by-step instructions, and
updated contingency planning guidance are online at
HYPERLINK
"http://www.sd.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/Range_Pasture.html"
\hhttp://www.sd.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/
This table below shows sample locations and
minimum precipitation amounts needed this growing
season to get to “normal forage production.”
Belle Fourche,
Butte County, SD
Harrold, Hughes
County, SD
Brookings,
Brookings County, SD
May June May June May June
5.5 " + 6.2" + 5.5" + 7.4" + 3.2" + 4.3" +
Percent of Normal Grassland Forage Productivity
Dupree
Forage production based on May 1st, 2013 Conditions
Mclaughlin Bison Camp Crook
59% 67% 60 % 69%
Projected Forage Production
if May and June 2013 precipitation is normal
65% 66% 69% 85%
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013 • Section B• Page 19
2012 drought conditions and
freeze/thaw cycles this spring left
their mark on many stands of al-
falfa, says Justin Fruechte, forage
and cover crop specialist with Mill-
born Seeds.
"Winter kill has either wiped
out entire alfalfa stands or left
them quite sparse," he said.
If stands aren't perking up per
usual this spring, Fruechte says
growers do have options available
to meet their forage needs. How-
ever, to determine which option is
best, he says they first need to as-
sess the damage.
"The roots will tell you if the
plants will recover yet this spring
or if they are dead," Fruechte said.
He encourages growers to dig up
a few plants throughout the stand.
If the roots are white and firm, the
plant is alive. If the roots are
brown and mushy, the plant is
dead.
Interseeding options
For sparse alfalfa stands that
growers plan to cut for haylage,
Fruechte recommends interseed-
ing the stand with Italian rye-
grass.
A cool season annual, Italian
ryegrass is easy to establish and,
like alfalfa, it is highly digestible
with excellent levels of crude pro-
tein. Italian ryegrass also regrows
quickly for multiple cuttings.
"Italian is an excellent option
that will thicken up the stand and
allows for multiple cuttings,"
Fruechte said.
If wet conditions prevent grow-
ers from interseeding this spring,
another option Fruechte suggests
is the warm season annual, Teff
grass.
Growers can interseed Teff grass
in early June - once the soil tem-
peratures reach at least 60 de-
grees. A fine-stemmed grass, Teff
is highly digestible, and is a quick
regrowth, forage hay option.
"Teff grass is also good for grow-
ers who are still looking to cut
hay," he said.
Replant options
If the alfalfa stand is beyond re-
pair, Fruechte recommends re-
planting the entire stand to cereal
grains like oats, forage barley or
triticale.
"Cereal grains are a quick grow-
ing forage option that will meet
growers' forage yield needs and
allow for alfalfa to be planted back
to that field in the fall. " he said.
To learn more, contact Fruechte
at 888-498-7333 or justinf@mill-
bornseeds.com and visit,
www.millbornseeds.com.
Salvage alfalfa stands
hit by winter kill
Brown wheat mites (BWM) have
been confirmed in several sites in
Western South Dakota.
These spider mites belong to the
family Tetranychidae, the same
mite family as the two-spotted spi-
der mites. They also do well in dry
conditions, says Ada Szczepaniec
Assistant Professor, SDSU Exten-
sion Entomologist.
"The lack of moisture likely con-
tributed to outbreaks of these
mites on wheat. BWM populations
will decline rapidly if it rains; an-
other good reason to hope for some
moisture to aid the wheat crop this
year," Szczepaniec said.
BWM are small (1/16 of an
inch), round, dark-colored mites
with long pair of front legs.
Szczepaniec explains that BWM
can attack several crops but they
can be particularly troublesome on
small grains planted in the fall.
"These mites feed on the plants
during the day, and spend the
nights in the soil at the base of
wheat plants. This is also where
the mites lay their eggs, on parti-
cles of soil at the base of the
plants," she said.
These mites prefer arid condi-
tions but do not do well in very hot
temperatures, and they will enter
diapause (i.e., inactive, 'resting'
period) during the summer. The
mites over-summer as white eggs
in the soil; they will hatch when
temperature and moisture levels
are adequate, and females from
that generation will lay red eggs.
"This is relevant because if most
of the red eggs are already hatched
and white eggs are present, this
indicates that the population is in
natural decline and chemical
treatment may not be economi-
cally sound. If, on the other hand,
most of the red eggs are not
hatched, the mites are likely to
keep increasing in numbers. A
good 10X hand lens will be suffi-
cient to see the eggs," Szczepaniec
said.
Scouting for these pests is rec-
ommended during mid-afternoons
on calm days. Because heavy
BWM infestations are rare,
Szczepaniec says there is not a
well-defined threshold for man-
agement.
Chemical control is recom-
mended when at least several
hundred mites per row-foot in the
early spring. Szczepaniec says this
decision should be made cau-
tiously because these mites are as-
sociated with drought-stressed
plants.
"If it rains, the BWM popula-
tions will decline; if it does not, the
crop yield may be already affected
by the drought and managing
BWM will not affect it," she said.
Taking note of the eggs may be
helpful in management decisions
as well: if white eggs are present
and most of the red eggs have
hatched, BWM populations are in
decline and treatment is not rec-
ommended. If chemical control is
deemed necessary, products con-
taining dimethoate or chlorpyrifos
are recommended.
To learn more, visit iGrow.org.
Scout wheat fields
for Brown Wheat Mite
USDA Farm Service Agency
(FSA) State Executive Director
Craig Schaunaman encourages
farmers and ranchers to enroll in
the 2013 Direct and Counter-
Cyclical Payment Program (DCP)
or the Average Crop Revenue Elec-
tion Program (ACRE) before the
June 3, 2013 deadline.
“We understand that producers
are busy planting this spring, but
they can’t forget to visit their
county office and sign up for DCP
or ACRE,” said Schaunaman.
“Just as farmers and ranchers
plan their spring plantings, pro-
ducers should plan to schedule an
appointment to visit their USDA
Service Center at the earliest pos-
sible time. It’s best to set up an
appointment now rather than wait
until the day before the deadline,”
advised Schaunaman.
The sign-up for both programs
began Feb. 19, 2013. The deadline
to sign up for ACRE is June 3,
2013. The DCP sign up period
ends Aug. 2, 2013.
The 2013 DCP and ACRE pro-
gram provisions are unchanged
from 2012, except that all eligible
participants in 2013 may choose to
enroll in either DCP or ACRE for
the 2013 crop year. This means
that eligible producers who were
enrolled in ACRE in 2012 may
elect to enroll in DCP in 2013, or
may re-enroll in ACRE in 2013
(and vice versa).
For more information about the
programs and loans administered
by FSA, visit any FSA county of-
fice or www.fsa.usda.gov.
USDA urges producers to enroll in DCP/ACRE
SDSU Extension announces the
launch of SDSU Extension Feed
and Forage Finder Forum on
Facebook.
"As the drought continues in
South Dakota it has become im-
perative for producers to have as
many feeding options and re-
sources available as possible. With
that in mind SDSU Extension is
launching a Facebook page where
people can interact and exchange
information about feed and forage
resources," said Kalyn Waters,
SDSU Extension Cow Calf Field
Specialist.
The purpose of the forum is to
provide South Dakota producers
information and resources related
to feed and forage. The Facebook
page will include an area where
people can post if they have hay,
silage, pasture, custom feeding/
care, and commodity feeds avail-
able for purchase. The Facebook
page will make it possible for peo-
ple to exchange information about
feed and pasture options and re-
sources available to South Dakota
producers.
The Facebook page is a result of
GrowingSD talks conducted
throughout the state. "One of the
main concerns from producers was
the lack of feed resources for their
livestock," Shannon Sand SDSU
Extension Livestock Business
Management Field Specialist said.
"There's a real need to create a
way for producers to have more ac-
cess to feed and forage resources
with people that have feed to sell
or pasture for rent."
Based on producer feedback, a
committee was formed to think of
possible solutions for South
Dakota producers.
"Because of the fact that 51 per-
cent of Americans have a Facebook
account, it became apparent that
the creation of a feed and forage
forum on Facebook has the poten-
tial to reach a large audience,"
Sand said.
To learn more, search "SDSU
Extension Feed & Forage Finder
& Forum" on Facebook or visit
iGrow.org.
SDSU Extension feed and forage
finder forum on facebook
media-influenced prudent mothers
I met through my son’s pre-school,
play dates, educational toy parties,
and young mother groups. I felt
compelled to dictate my boy’s toy
gun play the same way these
mothers did with their preschool-
aged sons: against their nature. I
buckled under the parental influ-
ence of moms with non-violent
agendas of three and four-year old
boys so as not to look like an un-
couth redneck mother from the
country, but I was wishy-washy
about curbing my son’s toy gun
playing. My subconscious ques-
tioned my decisions to do what
these other moms were doing, but
once I regained my country senses
I realized I’d been doped.
I was heavily sedated with peer
pressure influence of other moms
I didn’t know very well. I put up
the toy guns especially around
these mothers, and I should’ve re-
alized then, that I was messing
with the genetic makeup of my
boy. His male instincts went into
imagination-mode to find play
guns manufactured out of nature
or from my silverware drawer. He
substituted sticks, branches, tools,
broken rocks, and my butter
knives but his cleverest makeshift
gun for acting out his boyhood be-
havior was a bleached-out jaw-
bone.
Later, it became apparent to me
that maybe these particular
women didn’t understand that
boys’ fundamental wiring is differ-
ent than girls’, or what the real
causes of violence are, or that they
feared all guns because they were
uneducated about them. I admit I
had a weak moment in using my
common sense and became tem-
porarily brainwashed by mothers
who appeared to have watched a
lot of television and believed the
media’s negative, biased propa-
ganda.
Around the same time, I started
reading Bringing up Boys, by Dr.
James Dobson, to amp up my
child-rearing repertoire. What I
read clarified my understanding of
the nature of boys and where their
fixation with toy guns comes from.
It was all I needed to reassure my
motherly instincts to let boys play
like boys. It reminded me that
boys are genetically designed to be
more aggressive, competitive, and
action-oriented than girls and that
violence stems from feelings like
anger, frustration, and rejection.
Once relieved, I happily gave
my boy back his guns and holsters
and put an end to wondering
whether the butter knife I was
using was the same one he’d been
packing in his underwear.
Don’t take my word for it—read
Dr. Dobson’s book “Bringing up
Boys” or visit the Christian-based
website, HYPERLINK
"http://www.focusonthefamily.com"
www.focusonthefamily.com and read
the article, “Do Guns Encourage Vi-
olence Later in Life?”
Guest Columnist
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, South Dakota.
The Nature of The
Rootin’ Tootin’ Boy
It’s the nature of the boy-child to
be fascinated with orange-tipped
toy guns the same way boys are
enamored with dirt, pickups, a
ball, worms, and mud holes.
When the toy gun fascination
caught up with my son around
three, my instincts knew it: he was
all boy, but my husband still likes
to tease me about my wayward
mommy moment. I was only trying
to do my job as a mother and copy
what the other “sensible” moms I
was acquainted with were doing.
In a weak moment of misguided
parenting, I went through a phase
of trying to stifle my boy’s interest
in his cowboy holster-filled
chrome-painted toy guns.
In attempt to do the right thing
and achieve “a good mother” sta-
tus, I allowed myself to be per-
suaded by some misdirected,
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Those of us who call this little
valley home have a unique bless-
ing in the form of Perry, our den-
tist. Yes, when we go to get the
fangs fixed up at O’Dontall Dental,
down in the old brick building
near the office of the Valley
Weekly Miracle, the grinding and
scraping and numbing and lip
shaking is accompanied by … well
… acting.
You see, Perry worked his way
through dental school by treading
the boards … acting on stage, that
is. When all was said and done
and he received his final mouth
mirror, he’d become a darn fine
dentist, and could quote Shake-
speare and others at the drop of a
hat. And he’d even drop the hat for
you.
It was like that for Dud recently,
when he went in for his six-month
check-up and polish job.
“Ah, Dudley,” Perry said, peer-
ing into his mouth, “the years have
favored you kindly in the mouth
department. Very little cleaning to
do.”
“Ahhhks,” Dud said.
“You’re welcome. Here’s a
scraper on number six, however. I
can only say, as I scrape … out, out
damned spot! Leave and take with
thee the spectre of decay! Begone
and tarry no more to add to the
misery of my boon companion!”
Dr. O’Dontall sometimes uses
his native Irish accent to empha-
size things, as well.
“’Tis brushing after every meal
you be, Dudley, my eyes tell me
true…”
“Errrrrt”
“That’s right fine, lad, right fine.
And thanking you kindly for years
to come your mouth will be, for ef-
forts now lead to years of chewing
free …”
“Ahhhks,” Dud mumbled.
“You’re welcome.”
Perry doesn’t even charge extra
for this.
Home Country ------ Slim Randles
By Doug Ortman
Well Boomer’s, we have finally
done it. We have finally screwed
up our planet to such a degree that
scientist Stephen Hawking is now
saying that the human race needs
to leave this planet because earth,
as we know it, will be finished, ru-
ined, caput in the next one thou-
sand years. This news and state-
ment was very disturbing to many
people but not to me, as I like to
travel. Stephen says humans have
become too angry, too gluttonous
and are depleting our planet of all
resources. He says we must colo-
nize space in the next two hundred
years or we are doomed and will
cause our own extinction. I’m
thinking of going back to Mars, my
wife will probably go to Venus.
Some of you may be skeptical of
man’s ability to colonize space or
another planet but I’m sure we
can. I am a Boomer Trekkie. I’ve
seen what the future holds. I was
in high school when Star Trek the
television show began. Over four
decades later, I have seen much of
that science fiction come true.
Communicators are our cell
phones. Phasers are Laser
weapons. The Universal Language
Translator is a function done by
any computer. The Tricorder is
seen in hand held medical devices.
We have gone from the speed of
horse travel to 20,000 mph in the
space shuttle in little more than
one hundred years. I think we can
speed that up a just a
little…maybe to Warp 1 in the
next one hundred years. In high
school, we often repeated the Star
Trek saying: “…to explore strange
new worlds, to seek out new life
and new civilizations, to boldly go
where no man has gone before.” Of
course, then we were talking about
sneaking into the ladies restroom
but now Hawking is giving it new
meaning. I think he is right. We
should seek to find a new
planet…preferably a larger one
that will take us longer to pollute
and destroy. Hawking says we
have two hundred years to blow
this popcorn joint. So don’t pack
your bags just yet, if humanity can
collectively quit dragging our feet,
I think we can keep this big ball
spinning for a few more good
years.
Boomer Babble –
Thoughts at large leaving earth
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has pro-
claimed May as Motorcycle Safety
Awareness Month, and the South
Dakota Department of Public
Safety, Office of Highway Safety
reminds drivers about the impor-
tance of recognizing and sharing
the road with motorcycles.
“South Dakota is one of the four
safest states for riding motorcycles
in America. Additionally, as the
home of the Sturgis Motorcycle
Rally, it is important for South
Dakotans to be aware of motorcy-
cles on the highways and recog-
nize the importance of sharing the
roadway with them,” the Gover-
nor’s proclamation states.
The National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA)
points out these safety tips for mo-
torcyclists:
•Wear a DOT-compliant helmet
•Use turn signals for every turn or
lane change, even if you think no
one will see it
•Signal intentions by combining
hand signals and turn signals to
draw more attention to yourself
•Wear brightly colored protective
gear, and use reflective tape and
stickers to be more noticeable
•Position yourself in the lane
where you will be most visible to
other drivers
•Never ride while impaired
You can find more information
about riding a motorcycle safely in
South Dakota on the ADDY
award-winning website
http://www.southdakotarides.com/
May is Motorcycle Safety
and Awareness Month
Credit Union holds 56th Annual Meeting
The Dakota Plains Federal
Credit Union held its 56th annual
members meeting at the Lemmon
Senior Center on Monday evening
May 13. The invocation was given
by Bryan Peterson followed by din-
ner. Approximately 80 members
and credit union staff were in at-
tendance. Mr. Russ Peacock
kicked off the official portion of the
meeting with his report on the
strength of the credit union. His
presentation was followed by
Peter Butterfield, the credit
union’s President and CEO, who
gave an in-depth view on the sta-
tus of the economy in general, and
the credit unions’ performance in
2012 in particular. Butterfield said
that the credit union ended the
year with a profit, and that 2013
would continue to be tight. The
credit union reached a new mile-
stone in assets ending 2012 with
over $44 million and had capital in
excess of 8%.
Following Mr. Butterfield,
Bryan Peterson gave the Supervi-
sory Committee report and stated
that the credit union is examined
annually by the National Credit
Union Administration and is au-
dited on a regular basis by Eide
Bailly of Bismarck.
Elections were held for two
spots on the board. Returning to
the board was Jack Anderson of
Lemmon, Jeff Brown of Faith was
newly elected for a 3 year term.
Dakota Plains Federal Credit
Union was established in 1957 as
a member-owned financial cooper-
ative open to all residents living or
working in 15 western counties of
South Dakota and 5 southwestern
counties in North Dakota. The
credit union offers a complete
package of savings and loan prod-
ucts as well as commercial and
agricultural lending. The credit
union operates as a not-for-profit
financial institution. Credit union
branches are located in Lemmon,
Faith, Bison, Hettinger and
Pierre.
For information: http://www.
dakotaplainsfcu.com or Contact:
dpf cubel i nda@sdpl ai ns. com,
Phone: 605-374-3380
Back row: Russ Peacock, Bryan Peterson, Jeff Brown, Peter Butterfield. Front row: Jack Ander-
son, Brady Ham, Mike Schweitzer, Diane Humble.
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STATE OF SOUTH
DAKOTA IN
CIRCUIT COURT
)
:SS
)
COUNTY OF
PERKINS
FOURTH
JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
DACOTAH BANK,
Court File No. 12-36
Plaintiff,
vs.
LEON BRODIE, EDITH BRODIE,
EXPRESS COLLECTIONS INC.,
GREAT WESTERN BANK, HAM-
MERQUIST ENTERPRISES INC.,
D/B/A H&H HEATING, WESTERN
COMMUNICATIONS INC., BLACK
HILLS BADLANDS AND LAKES
ASSO., PENNINGTON COUNTY,
PERKINS COUNTY;
NOTICE OF REAL ESTATE
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE
SALE
Defendants.
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 lo-
cated 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 Judg-
ment 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).
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-
demption as provided by law.
Dated this 29th day of April, 2013.
/s/
Kelly Serr
Sheriff of Perkins County, South
Dakota
Notice of Real Estate Mortgage Fore-
closure Sale, Dacotah Bank v. Leon
Brodie, Civ. 12-36
[Published May 2, May 9, May 16, May
23, 2013 at a total approximate cost of
$128.90.]
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING
SPECIAL MALT
BEVERAGE
LICENSE
The Board of Trustees for the Town of
Bison, South Dakota, has scheduled a
public hearing on Monday, June 10,
2013 at 7:40 p.m. at Bison Town Hall.
At said time and place the board will
consider the application of the Perkins
County Fair Board for a special malt
beverage license at the Perkins County
Fairgrounds during Gala Days (June
22 only, 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.) and during
the Perkins County Fair on Friday,
Aug. 16, 2013, from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m;
on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 from 4:00
p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Sunday, August, 18,
2013; and from 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m.
on Sunday, August 18, 2012. All objec-
tions thereto prior to final decisions.
ATTEST:
Elizabeth Hulm
Finance Officer
[Published May 23 & May 30, 2013 at
atotal approximate cost of $20.16.]
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING
SPECIAL MALT
BEVERAGE
LICENSE
The Board of Trustees for the Town of
Bison, South Dakota, has scheduled a
public hearing on Monday, June 10,
2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Bison Town Hall.
At said time and place the board will
consider the application of the Bison
Commercial Club for a special malt
beverage license on Main Street on Fri-
day, June 21, 2013, beginning at 5:00
p.m. – 2:00 a.m. on June 22, 2013 and
during the Mud Bog, west of the fair-
grounds, on Saturday, June 22,
2013from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All ob-
jections thereto prior to final decisions.
ATTEST:
Elizabeth Hulm
Finance Officer
Published May 16 & May 23, 2013 at a
total approximate cost of $18.20.]
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING
SPECIAL MALT
BEVERAGE
LICENSE
The Board of Trustees for the Town of
Bison, South Dakota, has scheduled a
public hearing on Monday, June 10,
2013 at 7:35 p.m. at Bison Town Hall.
At said time and place the board will
consider the application of the Bison
Volunteer Fire Department for a spe-
cial malt beverage license at Lions
Club Park on Saturday, June 22, 2013,
beginning at 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. on
June 23, 2013. All objections thereto
prior to final decisions.
ATTEST:
Elizabeth Hulm
Finance Officer
[Published May 16 & May 23, 2013 at
a total approximate cost of $16.26.]
NOTICE OF
LAPSE OF
MINERAL
INTEREST
Pursuant to SDCL ch. 43-30A, notice
is hereby given that a mineral interest
in, on or under the following described
lands in the County of Perkins, State
of South Dakota, has lapsed, to-wit:
Township 15 North, Range 10 East,
B.H.M.:
Section 3: SE1/4.
The name of the record owner of the
mineral interest is LLOYD BREM-
SETH, Madison, Minnesota.
This NOTICE is given by D. THOMAS
GODDARD and BETTY M. GOD-
DARD (“Goddards”), of 16599 Peggy
Creek Road, Prairie City, SD 57649, in
order to succeed to the ownership of
the mineral interest.
BENNETT, MAIN & GUBBRUD, P.C.
Attorneys for Goddards
Max Main
618 State Street
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
605.892.2011
[Published May 23, May 30 and June
6, 2013 at a total approximate cost of
$33.80.]
BISON SCHOOL
DISTRICT #52-1
BOARD OF
EDUCATION
MEETING
DATE: May 7, 2013 TIME HELD: 5:30
p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Special
WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEM-
BERS PRESENT: Arneson, Beckman,
Kari, Kvale MEMBERS ABSENT:
Thompson OFFICERS AND OTHERS
PRESENT: Supt. Kraemer, Bus Mgr.
Crow, Tom Harmon
CHAIRMAN KVALE CALLED THE
MEETING TO ORDER WITH ACALL
FOR THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
EXECUTIVE SESSION PERSON-
NEL
108. Motion by Beckman second by Ar-
neson to enter into executive session to
discuss personnel/legal issues. Motion
carried. Chairman Kvale declared the
meeting into executive session at 5:31
p.m. and back in regular session at
7:55 p.m.
109. Motion by Kari second by Arneson
to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m.
Motion carried.
Dan Kvale, Chairman
Bonnie Crow, Business Mgr.
[Published May 23, 2013 at a total ap-
proximate cost of $12.68.]
NOTICE OF
LAPSE OF
MINERAL
INTEREST AND
OF INTENTION
TO CLAIM SUCH
LAPSED
MINERAL
INTERESTS AS
BEING
ABANDONED BY
OWNERS OF
RECORD
TO: W.W. Grigsby, Mahota Grigsby and
Charles Niell Ross A/K/A CN Ross :
TAKE NOTICE, that, under the au-
thority granted in SDCL 43-30A-06,
that Brian and Dana Scholz, husband
and wife, as surface owners of the fol-
lowing described real estate situated in
the County of Perkins and State of
South Dakota:
TOWNSHIP23 NORTH, RANGE 12
EAST of the BHM, PERKINS
COUNTY, SD
SECTION 28: SE1/4
hereby give notice of the lapse of min-
eral interests of the above-named
record mineral interest owners on, in
or under the land above described, and
of their intention to succeed to the min-
eral interests of the above-named
record mineral interest owners, and of
their intention to claim title to such
lapsed minerals as being abandoned
mineral interests.
SDCL 43-30A-02, provides that the
title to the abandoned mineral inter-
ests vests in the owners of the surface
estate in the land in or under which
such mineral interests are located on
the date of the abandonment.
Please take FURTHER NOTICE, that
each of you, as the above-named record
mineral interest owners, have sixty
(60) days after the first publication of
this Notice to record a statement of
claim in the office of Recorder in and
for Perkins County, South Dakota, in
accordance with SDCL 43-30A-05. If
no statement of the claim is filed
within such sixty (60) day period, the
title to the abandoned mineral inter-
ests will vest in Brian and Dana
Scholz, husband and wife the owners
of the surface interest in and to the
land hereinabove described.
Dated this 17th day of May, 2013.
/s/ Eric M. Hardy
Eric M. Hardy, #4013
Attorney for the Scholz family
P.O. Box 390
Hettinger, North Dakota 58639
(701) 567-2418
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
17th day of May, 2013.
/s/ Nancy Secrest
Nancy Secrest, Notary Public
Adams County, North Dakota
My Commission Expires: 7/18/2018
[Published May 23, May 30, June 6,
2013 at a total approximate cost of
$44.13.]
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JaCoebi Moore and Merrisa Virgil of Belle Fourche visited with Fred
and Bev Schopp Friday afternoon.
Meadow News
By Tiss Treib
Rosebud News ............By Tiss Treib
Nolan and Linda Seim and chil-
dren visited Tiss Treib Tuesday
evening.
Tiss Treib called on Shirley
Johnson Wednesday afternoon.
Ben Wiechmann, Ezra and
Miles; Ethan Wiechmann and his
brother in law Kendall and Marla
Archibald helped Tiss Treib work
cattle Thursday afternoon.
Tiss Treib called on Ruth Wiech-
mann and girls Saturday after-
noon.
Tiss Treib called on Shirley
Johnson Saturday afternoon.
Tiss Treib visited with John and
Shirley Johnson Sunday after-
noon.
Albert Keller returned home
from work on Wednesday. Albert
and Bridget Keller and boys trav-
eled to Bismarck Wednesday and
returned home Thursday evening.
Friday, Albert and Bridget Keller
and boys attended Kel and Jean
Brockel’s branding.
Saturday, Willie, Luke and Trin-
ity Harris, Brent and McKenzie
Anderson and Dawn and Duane
Harris were afternoon guests of
Albert and Bridget Keller and
boys.
Sunday, Bert and Pat Keller,
Perry, Stacy, Bailey and Gabe
Keller, Chasity Bowling, Willie,
Luke and Trinity Harris, Earl,
Mary, Tori and Tavi Hirchert,
Dawn and Duane Harris, Les and
Sharon Longwood, Carrie, Kinley,
Kyan, Stone and Rainn Stadheim
were afternoon guests of Albert
and Bridget Keller and boys to
help celebrate Korbins baptism
and Alberts joining of the church.
Steve Sandgren came out to the
Sandgren ranch Monday and fixed
a few things.
Gary Johnson had a coffee break
with Thelma Sandgren after he
fixed some fence Tuesday.
John Johnson stopped in
Wednesday at Thelma Sandgren’s
when he hauled some cattle.
Thursday, James Sandgren had
his lunch break with his mother.
Jim and Patsy Miller stopped in
later and had coffee and a good
visit.
Friday was Thelma Sandgren’s
usual day in Hettinger, but it was
not all fun, as she had therapy
with Sharon Silkman and then
Thelma took her sister, Gladys
Vliem out for pie and coffee, which
she really enjoyed.
Sunday we woke up to beautiful
rainy weather. In church at Rose-
bud, Korbin Duane Keller was
baptized and his dad, Albert Keller
joined the church. We had over
twenty visitors in church and the
majority of them were Kellers.
This next weekend is busy as we
have Esther Johnson’s birthday
party Saturday afternoon in Lem-
mon, Potluck at Church Sunday
for a farewell for our Pastor, and
in the afternoon, we have Helen
Meink’s birthday celebration.
Annie Mutschler was a Sunday
afternoon guest of JoAnne Seim.
Nolan and Linda Seim, Jasmine
and Logan made a trip to Bowman
Tuesday.
Nolan and Linda Seim, Jasmine
and Logan traveled to Rapid City
Thursday.
Nolan and Linda Seim, Jasmine
and Logan traveled to McLaughlin
Saturday to attend the graduation
of Adam Weasel. They attended
the family gathering later.
Patsy Miller made a trip to Lem-
mon Tuesday.
Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to
Dickinson Wednesday.
Jim and Patsy Miller made a
trip to Lemmon Thursday.
Jim and Patsy Miller made a
trip to Hettinger Friday.
Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to
Rapid City Saturday to attend
JLynn Miller’s high school gradu-
ation. They returned home that
evening.
Thelma Sandgren visited with
Shirley Johnson Friday afternoon.
LaVonne Foss was a Sunday din-
ner guest of Shirley Johnson.
Carole Preszler and Leonard
Jonas, Duane Meink and Paolo
Mauri spent time with Helen
Meink Saturday.
County-wide law goes
into effect June 1
By Beth Hulm
All five commissioners were on
the phone Friday afternoon for a
teleconference. Joining them from
their board room in Bison were
Sheriff Kelly Serr, Deputy Kirby
Chapman and Perkins County Fi-
nance Officer Sylvia Chapman.
The conference call was scheduled
so that county lawmakers could
make the final decision about in-
stituting county-wide law enforce-
ment in Perkins County.
That contract has now been
signed by all three entities –
Perkins County, the City of Lem-
mon and Sheriff Serr. It will take
effect on June 1.
The commissioners’ decision –
taken by a roll call vote – was
unanimous and Sheriff Serr
thanked them for their vote of sol-
idarity. “I thank you guys,” he
said. “I think it’s worth a try.”
A vote taken by Lemmon’s City
Council, following a public hearing
in Lemmon last week, was also
unanimous.
There is a safety net built into
the contract. Should the new
arrangement not work out, any
one of the three entities could put
a stop to it and revert back to Lem-
mon having their own police force.
“It has to be good for everybody –
county and city,” Serr said.
To avoid any conflicts of interest,
because Attorney Shane Penfield
is both the city attorney and
State’s Attorney, the contract was
reviewed by the state’s attorneys
for Corson County and Harding
County before any votes were
taken.
69108
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
STATE FARM LIFE
INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
One State Farm Plaza
Bloomington, IL 61710-0001
Mail Address:
One State Farm Plaza
Bloomington, IL 61710-0001
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40,972,521,283
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,583,489,920
Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . 4,986,239,285
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Policy Loans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,087,328,452
Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . 1,092,867,665
Deferred and
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 53,667,468
Investment Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . 561,750,810
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,527,528,517
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . $56,865,393,399
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Life
Policies & Contracts . . . . . . $36,514,400,036
Reserve for Accident
& Health Policies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Policy and Contract Claims
Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205,668,851
Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
General Expenses
Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . 675,415,366
Taxes, Licenses & Fees
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32,503,480
Federal Income Taxes
Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . 151,918,973
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . 11,747,244,908
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . $49,327,151,641
Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 21,846,419
Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . 7,513,395,366
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,538,241,785
TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56,865,393,399
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Received. . . . . . . . $17,669,457
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,440,903
Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,675,358
Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . 2,819,306,379
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the State Farm Life Insurance
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Illinois, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
1-20-21
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21. Variable Life
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
25178
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
STATE FARM MUTUAL
AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE CO.
Home Office Address:
One State Farm Plaza D-2
Bloomington, IL 61710-0001
Mail Address:
One State Farm Plaza D-2
Bloomington, IL 61710-0001
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42,212,617,450
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61,138,070,822
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,154,513
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . 1,144,611,535
Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . 297,976,611
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . 4,880,966,750
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . 522,027,601
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,729,733,882
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . 114,933,159,164
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses. . . . . . . . . . . 19,088,661,613
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . 6,927,759,630
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . 5,110,994,168
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . 155,786,691
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Unearned Premiums. . . . . . . . . . . 9,926,965,056
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,481,089,384
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . 49,691,256,542
Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . 45,292,909,547
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 10,000,000
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . 19,938,993,075
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . 65,241,902,622
TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114,933,159,164
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . 78,471,661
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . 76,116,751
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52,283,214
Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . 52,053,985
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the State Farm Mutual
Automobile Insurance Co., a Corporation
organized under the Laws of Illinois, has complied
with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the
State of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
2-4-6-7-8-9-10
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
69116
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
STATE LIFE
INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
One American Square
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Mail Address:
PO Box 368
Indianapolis, IN 46206-0368
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,082,982,907
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,438,760
Mortgage Loans on Real Estate. . . . 294,378,495
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Policy Loans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,389,655
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . 80,239,410
Deferred and
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 12,775,469
Investment Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 48,954,277
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32,329,486
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,597,488,459
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Life
Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . $3,875,867,098
Reserve for Accident
& Health Policies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392,305
Policy and Contract Claims
Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,734,183
Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
General Expenses
Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Taxes, Licenses & Fees
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,834,677
Federal Income Taxes
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,325,787
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402,148,172
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . $4,291,302,222
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . $30,000,000
Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 110,550,000
Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . . 162,636,237
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . $306,186,237
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,597,488,459
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . $2,710,704
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203,418
Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109,664
Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . . 14,120,381
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the State Life Insurance
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Indiana, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
1-2
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
89184
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
STERLING INVESTORS
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
210 E. 2nd Ave., Suite 105
Rome GA 30161
Mail Address:
8545 126th Ave N., Suite 200
Largo, FL 33773
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,038,179
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . 650,000
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Policy Loans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,623
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . . 4,775,188
Deferred and
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . . . . 33,829
Investment Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,188
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,463,557
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,088,564
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Life
Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . . . . $1,691,447
Reserve for Accident
& Health Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,062,467
Policy and Contract Claims
Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,737
Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . . . 465,489
General Expenses
Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319,036
Taxes, Licenses & Fees
Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179,800
Federal Income Taxes
Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,177,862
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,908,838
Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . $645,973
Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 10,688,000
Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . . . (7,654,247)
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,179,726
TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,088,564
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . . . $264,088
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174,064
Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173,182
Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67,103
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Sterling Investors Life
Insurance Company, a Corporation organized
under the Laws of Georgia, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
1-2
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
10952
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
STONEBRIDGE CASUALTY
INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
4333 Edgewood Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52499
Mail Address:
4333 Edgewood Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52499
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234,126,428
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . 26,941,652
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . 4,650,024
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,328,657
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,270,239
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304,317,000
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53,212,230
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . . 3,202,183
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . 727,056
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 2,914,684
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,127,451
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33,012,092
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104,468,759
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 198,664,455
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 8,724,386
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 67,217,108
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 29,711,051
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105,652,545
TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,317,000
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . 756,935
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . 540,037
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217,909
Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191,965
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Stonebridge Casualty
Insurance Company, a Corporation organized
under the Laws of Ohio, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,18,23A
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
23A. Travel, Accident & Baggage
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
10909
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
SUN SURETY
INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
21 Main Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Mail Address:
PO Box 2373
Rapid City, SD 57709
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,685,192
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,109,838
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . . 1,300,868
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . 7,820,747
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24,567
Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,143,372
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,820,747
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . . 15,044
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . . . 42,000
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78,740
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,387
All Other Liabilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,970,918
Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500,225
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . 1,071,450
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . . 3,600,779
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,172,454
TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,143,372
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . 148,054
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . 147,956
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000
Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Sun Surety Insurance
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of South Dakota, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
11-23C
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
23C. Bail Bonds
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
68608
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
SYMETRA LIFE
INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
777 108th Ave., NE Suite 1200
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Bellevue, WA 98004
Mail Address:
PO Box 34403
Seattle, WA 98124-1403
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,130,186,737
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 691,288,419
Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . 2,886,893,665
Real Estate Owned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,670,000
Policy Loans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67,140,389
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . 27,931,063
Deferred and
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 67,800,453
Investment Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . 230,896,033
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,364,038,376
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . $25,467,845,135
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Life
Policies & Contracts . . . . . . $15,770,255,239
Reserve for Accident
& Health Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,145,836
Policy and Contract Claims
Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,742,809
Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . 142,968,650
General Expenses
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32,613,120
Taxes, Licenses & Fees
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,174,650
Federal Income Taxes
Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,576,325,518
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . $23,555,225,822
Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 645,323,888
Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . 1,262,295,425
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,912,619,313
TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,467,845,135
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . $7,372,170
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,596,077
Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284,235
Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . 152,468,112
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Symetra Life Insurance
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Washington, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
1-2-20-21
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21. Variable Life
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
22683
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TEACHERS INSURANCE
COMPANY
Home Office Address:
#1 Horace Mann Plaza
Springfield, IL 62715-0001
Mail Address:
#1 Horace Mann Plaza
Springfield, IL 62715-0001
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270,869,843
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,328,611
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . (10,208,868)
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 28,155,966
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,456,051
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,904,217
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315,505,820
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76,911,137
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses
18,301,736
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 1,313,461
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,943,772
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68,274,554
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,281,462
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 184,026,122
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 22,241,022
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 106,238,676
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131,479,698
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315,505,820
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 1,654,780
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 1,612,211
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 883,705
Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,106,257
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Teachers Insurance
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Illinois, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
69477
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TIME INSURANCE
COMPANY
Home Office Address:
501 West Michigan Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Mail Address:
P.O. Box 3050
Milwaukee, WI 53201
ASSETS
Bonds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $436,075,119
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,559,269
Mortgage Loans on Real Estate. . . . . 81,417,436
Real Estate Owned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,950,388
Policy Loans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,930
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . (21,994,395)
Deferred and
Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . 6,740,292
Investment Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,982,434
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94,551,212
TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $645,369,685
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Life
Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . . . . $1,169,615
Reserve for Accident
& Health Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . 63,604,369
Policy and Contract Claims
Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911,544
Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . 172,854,272
General Expenses
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,713,663
Taxes, Licenses & Fees
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,772,599
Federal Income Taxes
Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153,591,685
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . $439,617,747
Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500,00
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 413,201,495
Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . (209,949,557)
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . $205,751,938
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 645,369,685
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . $6,309,901
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,486,128
Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,655,370
Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . . 27,604,696
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Time Insurance Company, a
Corporation organized under the Laws of
Wisconsin, has complied with all requirements of
the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
1-2
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
70688
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRANSAMERICA FINANCIAL
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
4333 Edgewood Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52499-3210
Mail Address:
4333 Edgewood Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52499-3210
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,413,205,971
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13,258,671
Mortgage Loans on Real Estate. . . . 544,543,904
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Policy Loans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,041,054
Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . 587,425,617
Deferred and
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 11,297,160
Investment Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,583,970
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,241,377,440
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . $26,958,733,787
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Life
Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . $7,527,334,159
Reserve for Accident
& Health Policies. . . . . . . . . . . . 125,545,543
Policy and Contract Claims
Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,946,148
Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . 11,356,147
General Expenses
Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361,090
Taxes, Licenses & Fees
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33,603,314
Federal Income Taxes
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37,506,598
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . 18,371,065,590
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . $26,122,718,589
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . $156,660,463
Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 849,459,578
Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . (172,604,843)
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . $836,015,198
TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,958,733,787
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . $1,037,093
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,554,945
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Transamerica Financial Life
Insurance Company, a Corporation organized
under the Laws of New York, has complied with
all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the
State of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
1-2-20-21
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21. Variable Life
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
86231
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRANSAMERICA LIFE
INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
4333 Edgewood Rd. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52499
Mail Address:
4333 Edgewood Rd. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52499
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36,721,992,151
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,777,084,518
Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . 5,756,749,136
Real Estate Owned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83,053,677
Policy Loans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 708,794,381
Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . 4,386,102,048
Deferred and
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . 125,291,288
Investment Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . 465,779,351
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55,472,404,411
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . $105,497,250,961
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Life
Policies & Contracts . . . . . . $30,710,366,812
Reserve for Accident
& Health Policies . . . . . . . . . . 3,678,436,128
Policy and Contract Claims
Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238,727,594
Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . 169,216,802
General Expenses
Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . 132,853,738
Taxes, Licenses & Fees
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,015,830
Federal Income Taxes
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,703,503
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . 65,044,367,540
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . $100,026,687,947
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . $92,000,000
Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,358,440
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . 3,346,065,350
Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . 2,024,139,224
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,470,563,014
TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105,497,250,961
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Received. . . . . . . . $27,652,612
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,069,452
Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,640,359
Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . 2,513,108,214
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the TransAmerica Life Insurance
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Iowa, has complied with all requirements
of the Insurance Laws of the State of South
Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
1-2-20-21
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21. Variable Life
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
20494
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRANSPORTATION
INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
333 Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
Mail Address:
333 Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,624,376
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . 10,002,435
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 674,080
Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,641
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86,318,532
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . . 29,729
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,606
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
All Other Liabilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51,348
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 4,200,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 65,200,000
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 16,867,184
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86,267,184
TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86,318,532
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . 799,907
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . 587,949
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322,668
Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373,700
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Transportation Insurance
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Illinois, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-17
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
31194
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRAVELERS CASUALTY
& SURETY OF AMERICA
Home Office Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
Mail Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,713,171,015
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Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141,089
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . 15,936,791
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . 184,942,508
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,798,732
Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374,568,642
TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,339,558,778
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901,058,710
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . 534,370,660
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . 35,588,967
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . 66,762,894
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,675,573
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . 783,409,692
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177,240,460
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . 2,559,106,957
Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . 48,285,000
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 6,480,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 433,803,760
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . 1,291,883,061
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,780,451,821
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,339,558,778
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 3,938,900
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 4,181,009
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 586,416
Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62,705
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Travelers Casualty & Surety
of America, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
19038
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRAVELERS CASUALTY
AND SURETY COMPANY
Home Office Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
Mail Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,999,341,214
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,182,300,220
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,579
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . 197,367,645
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . 1,254,948,795
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . 107,157,536
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,395,989,655
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,137,117,645
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . 6,094,710,385
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . 1,324,921,462
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . 113,709,204
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes)
69,406,098
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,740,401
Unearned Premiums. . . . . . . . . . . 1,770,908,557
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 582,204,005
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . 9,987,600,111
Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . 22,837,291
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . 25,000,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . 2,179,824,585
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . 2,921,855,658
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,149,517,534
TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,137,117,645
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . 227,581
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . 275,306
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185,118
Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64,380
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Travelers Casualty and
Surety Company, a Corporation organized under
the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
19046
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRAVELERS CASUALTY
INSURANCE CO. OF AMERICA
Home Office Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
Mail Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,521,162,707
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . 25,882,323
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . 140,428,650
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,275,981
Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133,633,436
TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,841,383,098
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817,218,043
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . 177,654,007
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . 15,203,710
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 9,306,416
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49,206
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . 237,454,831
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77,944,633
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . 1,334,830,847
Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,062,171
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 6,000,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 125,632,050
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 371,858,029
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 506,552,250
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,841,383,098
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 1,167,105
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 1,142,037
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423,620
Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 558,400
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Travelers Casualty Insurance
Co. of America, a Corporation organized under
the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-18
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
36137
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRAVELERS COMMERCIAL
INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
One Tower Square MS08A
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
Mail Address:
One Tower Square MS08A
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271,424,040
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . . 2,356,576
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 24,176,361
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,439,420
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,945,087
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333,341,483
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140,693,216
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 30,585,122
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees). . . . . . . . 2,615,707
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 1,602,204
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231,152
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40,880,502
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,332,575
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 245,940,479
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527,187
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 6,000,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 36,157,638
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 44,716,179
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,401,004
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333,341,483
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 778
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (730)
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Travelers Commercial
Insurance Company, a Corporation organized
under the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with
all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the
State of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
27998
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRAVELERS HOME AND
MARINE INSURANCE CO.
Home Office Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
Mail Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197,274,774
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . 14,730,117
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 13,888,548
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,194,210
Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183,187,277
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412,274,926
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80,823,763
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 17,570,176
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees). . . . . . . . 1,510,854
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . . 920,415
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,484,544
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174,505,859
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 298,815,610
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302,852
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 70,000,000
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 38,156,464
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113,459,316
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412,274,926
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Travelers Home and Marine
Insurance Co., a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
3-4-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
25658
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRAVELERS INDEMNITY
COMPANY
Home Office Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
Mail Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,741,194,903
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,550,720,510
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192,079,339
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . (88,798,347)
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . 1,205,231,070
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . 151,477,595
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,543,243,153
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,295,148,223
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . 6,982,442,344
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . 1,518,428,857
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . 125,953,643
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . 78,112,641
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,874,526
Unearned Premiums. . . . . . . . . . . 2,026,593,189
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,412,747,946
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . 14,175,862,147
Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . 26,123,798
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . 10,790,700
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . 4,234,154,921
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . 2,848,216,656
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,119,286,075
TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,295,148,223
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 5,855,593
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 5,561,861
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,710,717
Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,608,005
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Travelers Indemnity
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-16-17-18-23A
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
23A. Travel, Accident & Baggage
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
25666
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRAVELERS INDEMNITY
COMPANY OF AMERICA
Home Office Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
Mail Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447,129,759
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . 39,792,103
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Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 39,608,081
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,416,889
Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106,003,973
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 638,950,805
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230,497,397
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 50,107,541
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees). . . . . . . . 4,296,629
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 2,624,886
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,025,616
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66,974,440
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102,689,074
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 458,215,582
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 863,689
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 5,250,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 47,400,000
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 127,221,533
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180,735,223
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 638,950,805
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 5,485,969
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 5,477,433
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,188,032
Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,713,370
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Travelers Indemnity
Company of America, a Corporation organized
under the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with
all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the
State of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-17-18
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
25682
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRAVELERS INDEMNITY
COMPANY OF CONNECTICUT
Home Office Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
Mail Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 825,040,155
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,465,399
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . . 9,546,871
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 70,471,521
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,325,445
Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147,304,006
TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,065,153,399
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410,105,758
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 89,152,377
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees). . . . . . . . 7,671,435
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 4,670,253
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,505,675
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,162,315
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79,760,295
TOTAL LIABILITIES
715,028,110
Special Surplus Funds
1,536,694
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000,00
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . 4,862,470
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 338,726,124
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350,125,289
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,065,153,399
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 2,347,476
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 2,311,575
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295,364
Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415,582
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Travelers Indemnity
Company of Connecticut, a Corporation organized
under the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with
all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the
State of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-18-23B
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
23B. Prepaid Legal
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
25674
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRAVELERS PROPERTY
CASUALTY CO. OF AMERICA
Home Office Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
Mail Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 572,108,466
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396,834
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . 17,349,206
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 18,518,064
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,213,024
Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224,159,809
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 841,745,403
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107,765,017
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 23,426,902
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees). . . . . . . . 2,047,825
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 1,227,220
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,312,725
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225,886,761
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 391,666,450
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403,803
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 5,040,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 360,052,652
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 84,582,498
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450,078,953
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 841,745,403
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 7,532,835
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 6,936,346
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,826,733
Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,007,959
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Travelers Property Casualty
Co. Of America, a Corporation organized under
the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-18
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
0221,828,087
17,784,540
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
36161
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRAVELERS PROPERTY
CASUALTY INSURANCE CO.
Home Office Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
Mail Address:
One Tower Square
Hartford, CT 06183-6014
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177,614,218
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . . 9,838,872
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 15,431,720
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,389,678
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,859,886
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224,134,374
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89,804,181
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 19,522,418
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees). . . . . . . . 1,671,037
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 1,022,683
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169,884
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,093,938
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,219,739
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 157,503,880
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336,502
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 35,605,931
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 27,688,061
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66,630,494
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224,134,374
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . 417,884
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . 374,610
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463,995
Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 540,571
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Travelers Property Casualty
Insurance Co., a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
3-4-6-7-8-9-10
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
41106
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRIUMPHE
CASUALTY COMPANY
Home Office Address:
3250 Interstate Drive
Richfield OH 44286
Mail Address:
3250 Interstate Drive
Richfield, OH 44286
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,473,766
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,730
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . . 1,111,001
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . 1,116,733
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355,550
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,984,858
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,047,639
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,781,919
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . . 1,757,689
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . 171,615
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . . 150,849
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343,614
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,481,351
All Other Liabilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 898,217
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,585,254
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . 6,500,000
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . . 6,962,385
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,462,385
TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,047,639
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . 615,223
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . 646,666
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 590,900
Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539,837
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Triumphe Casualty
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Pennsylvania, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
2-3-4-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15—6-17-18-23A-23C
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
23A. Travel, Accident & Baggage
23C. Bail Bonds
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
21709
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRUCK INSURANCE
EXCHANGE
Home Office Address:
4680 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Mail Address:
PO Box 2478, Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90051
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 820,927,303
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 669,448,952
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,394,878
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . (39,626,650)
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . 211,531,502
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,368,284
Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295,969,681
TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,963,013,951
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527,947,329
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . 165,113,392
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . 407,310
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 1,572,697
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . 471,566,877
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261,443,699
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . 1,428,051,305
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . 275,000,000
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 259,962,646
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534,962,646
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,963,013,951
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 1,426,339
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 1,492,394
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 990,963
Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (44,899)
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Truck Insurance Exchange, a
Corporation organized under the Laws of
California, has complied with all requirements of
the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
27120
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRUMBULL
INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
One Hartford Plaza
Hartford, CT 06115
Mail Address:
One Hartford Plaza
Hartford, CT 06115
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185,786,017
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . 13,990,175
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . 2,699,644
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,901,593
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Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,166,156
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210,543,586
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73,310,102
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 15,299,918
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . 754,384
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . . 796,807
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,470,676
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,597,214
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,229,101
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 34,547,544
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 52,766,941
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91,314,485
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210,543,586
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 3,224,351
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 2,310,982
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,266,885
Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,298,770
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Trumbull Insurance
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-17-18
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
62863
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRUSTMARK LIFE
INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
400 Field Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Mail Address:
400 Field Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045
ASSETS
Bonds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $269,854,049
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56,082,524
Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Policy Loans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . . 6,631,182
Deferred and
Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . 4,681,200
Investment Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,287,113
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27,239,722
TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $367,775,791
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Life
Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . . . $20,921,364
Reserve for Accident
& Health Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,495,264
Policy and Contract Claims
Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,005,569
Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . 64,550,974
General Expenses
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,063,870
Taxes, Licenses & Fees
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,820,684
Federal Income Taxes
Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 779,253
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,299,450
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . $201,936,428
Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus
62,191,440
Unassigned Surplus
101,147,923
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . $165,839,363
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367,775,791
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . . . $165,632
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142,685
Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144,552
Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288,500
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Trustmark Life Insurance
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Illinois, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
1-2
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
29459
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
TWIN CITY FIRE
INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
501 Pennsylvania Parkway #400
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Mail Address:
One Hartford Plaza
Hartford, CT 06115
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 593,042,054
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83,088
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . 14,182,053
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . 8,098,933
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,350,960
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,297,731
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 643,054,820
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219,930,315
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 45,899,753
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees). . . . . . . . 2,277,188
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 2,390,418
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,412,029
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,030,569
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 351,940,273
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 4,200,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 43,562,074
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 243,352,472
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291,114,546
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 643,054,820
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 4,620,672
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 4,621,226
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,799,103
Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,970,758
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Twin City Fire Insurance
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Indiana, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-17-18
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
80837
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
UNION CENTRAL LIFE
INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
5900 O Street Road
Lincoln, NE 68510-2234
Mail Address:
PO Box 40888
Cincinnati, OH 45240
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,274,913,100
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,584,728
Mortgage Loans on Real Estate. . . . 669,399,668
Real Estate Owned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,996,997
Policy Loans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182,354,747
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . 59,784,768
Deferred and
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 47,920,413
Investment Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 51,896,543
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,721,096,369
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,058,947,333
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Life
Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . $4,367,057,174
Reserve for Accident
& Health Policies. . . . . . . . . . . . 301,414,994
Policy and Contract Claims
Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,422,297
Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . . 3,743,144
General Expenses
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,352,130
Taxes, Licenses & Fees
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,643,358
Federal Income Taxes
Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,840,111,451
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . $6,566,744,548
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . $49,879,650
Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 240,304,040
Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . . 199,519,095
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . $492,202,785
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,058,947,333
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . $3,259,967
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,183,905
Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,528,272
Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . 136,758,743
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Union Central Life Insurance
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Nebraska, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
1-2-20-21
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21. Variable Life
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
25844
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
UNION INSURANCE
COMPANY
Home Office Address:
11201 Douglas Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322
Mail Address:
PO Box 1594
Des Moines, IA 50306-1594
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,889,723
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,680,000
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . (2,884,498)
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 14,512,443
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294,320
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56,328,481
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92,820,469
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . . 17,725
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 2,539,154
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,668
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63,253,975
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65,825,522
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . 7,009,385
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 14,985,562
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,994,947
TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92,820,469
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . 795,861
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . 790,524
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 807,516
Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 780,439
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Union Insurance Company, a
Corporation organized under the Laws of Iowa,
has complied with all requirements of the
Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
70408
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
UNION SECURITY
INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
15700 College Blvd. #101
Lenexa, KS 66219
Mail Address:
P.O. Box 419052
Kansas City, MO 64141-6052
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,403,285,155
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63,008,690
Mortgage Loans on Real Estate. . . . 632,152,647
Real Estate Owned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,594,476
Policy Loans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,671,647
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . 21,930,547
Deferred and
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 56,139,093
Investment Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,648,246
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,782,061,620
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,015,492,121
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Life
Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . $1,392,758,104
Reserve for Accident
& Health Policies . . . . . . . . . . 1,239,437,307
Policy and Contract Claims
Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,741,813
Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . 77,325,555
General Expenses
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,837,113
Taxes, Licenses & Fees
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,648,193
Federal Income Taxes
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,656,992
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,733,238,981
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . $4,576,644,057
Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 387,917,973
Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,930,091
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . $438,848,064
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,015,492,121
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . $4,780,979
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,332,167
Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,544,969
Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . 463,823,602
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Union Security Insurance
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Kansas, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
1-2-20-21
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21. Variable Life
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
92916
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
UNITED AMERICAN
INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address:
3700 S. Stonebridge Drive
McKinney, TX 75070
Mail Address:
PO Box 8080
McKinney, TX 75070
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,337,225,209
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68,425,452
Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Policy Loans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,405,804
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . 33,261,646
Deferred and
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 16,964,657
Investment Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 24,222,987
Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235,277,765
TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,722,783,520
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Life
Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . . $188,796,617
Reserve for Accident
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013 •Section B • Page 29
& Health Policies. . . . . . . . . . . . 237,477,942
Policy and Contract Claims
Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,846,000
Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . 38,050,000
General Expenses
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,528,979
Taxes, Licenses & Fees
Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433,657
Federal Income Taxes
Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,652,561
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978,893,498
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . $1,466,679,254
Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 137,500,000
Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . . 115,604,266
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . $256,104,266
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,722,783,520
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . $2,124,302
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,048,419
Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,011,587
Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,296,633
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the United American Insurance
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Nebraska, has complied with all
requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State
of South Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
1-2
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
11770
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
UNITED FINANCIAL
CASUALTY COMPANY
Home Office Address:
6300 Wilson Mills Road W33
Cleveland, OH 44143-2182
Mail Address:
PO Box 89490
Cleveland, OH 44101-6490
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 987,277,249
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235,071,023
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . 108,575,315
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . 371,824,149
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,830,966
Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106,301,551
TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,815,880,253
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613,829,600
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . 116,942,281
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . . 93,680
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 4,453,841
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,349,678
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . 527,020,908
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147,844,196
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . 1,424,534,184
Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 3,008,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 221,373,432
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 166,964,637
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391,346,069
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,815,880,253
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written
3,982,983
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 3,492,901
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,624,977
Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,948,727
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the United Financial Casualty
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Ohio, has complied with all requirements
of the Insurance Laws of the State of South
Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
3-4-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
13021
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT
Year Ending December 31, 2012
UNITED FIRE AND
CASUALTY COMPANY
Home Office Address:
118 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Mail Address:
PO Box 73909
Cedar Rapids, IA 52407
ASSETS
Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439,779,037
Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 648,442,045
Mortgage Loans on
Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Real Estate Owned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,716,755
Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . 49,446,644
Agents Balances or
Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . 185,432,534
Interest, Dividends and
Real Estate Income
Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,105,006
Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,153,917
TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,434,075,938
LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS
Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400,485,815
Reserve for Loss
Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . 153,757,184
Other Expenses (excluding
taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . 12,722,576
Taxes, Licenses and Fees
(excluding Federal and
Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 2,850,429
Federal and Foreign
Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . 200,588,293
All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77,685,673
TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 848,089,970
Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . (26,727,503)
Capital Paid Up
or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 7,000,000
Gross Paid In and
Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 201,161,287
Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 404,552,184
Surplus as Regards
Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585,985,968
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,434,075,938
BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012
Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . 19,139,239
Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . 18,248,905
Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,302,194
Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,470,284
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DIVISION OF INSURANCE
STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE
COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the United Fire and Casualty
Company, a Corporation organized under the
Laws of Iowa, has complied with all requirements
of the Insurance Laws of the State of South
Dakota:
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
Director of Insurance of the State of South
Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
do hereby certify that the above named Company
is fully empowered through its authorized agents
to transact the numbered lines of business listed
below:
2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15
1. Life
2. Health
3. Fire & Allied Lines
4. Inland & Ocean Marine
5. Workmen’s Compensation
6. Bodily Injury Liability
(Other than Auto)
7. Property Damage (Other than Auto)
8. Auto Bodily Injury
9. Auto Property Damage
10. Auto Physical Damage
11. Fidelity & Surety
12. Glass
13. Burglary & Theft
14. Boiler & Machinery
15. Aircraft
16. Credit
17. Crop-Hail
18. Livestock
19. Title
20. Var. Annuities
21.
in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless
this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
suspended or withdrawn.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this
1st day of May, A.D., 2013.
MERLE SCHEIBER
Director of Insurance
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Section B •Page 30 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Bison
Courier
office will
be
closed on
May 27th
in
observance
of
Memorial
Day.
We ask
that all
ads and
copy be
into
the office
by Friday
May 24,
for the
May 31
edition.
Thank You
wages and benefits. Stop by the cor-
ner of Rice Street & N Bahnson Ave,
Sioux Falls, or call 605- 338-0405
www.acereadymix.com. EEO/AA.
THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT CA-
REER - STARTS HERE! Statewide
construction jobs, $12.00 - $18.00 OR
MORE. No experience necessary.
Apply online www.sdwork.org. #con-
structionjobspaybetter.
MYRL & ROY’S PAVING now hiring
CDL drivers. Competitive wages and
benefits. Stop by the corner of Rice
and N Bahnson Ave, Sioux Falls, or
call 605-334-3204 www.myrlandroys-
paving.com. Women and minorities
encouraged to apply. EEO/AA.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION
is taking applications for full- time
Douglas County Highway Superin-
tendent. Must have valid Class ADri-
ver’s License. Experience in
road/bridge construction/mainte-
nance. For application contact: Dou-
glas County Auditor (605) 724-2423.
DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND
LEGAL SERVICES – Associated
School Boards of South Dakota
(ASBSD) seeks a person to serve as
Director to handle legal and policy
services. Qualifications – Law De-
gree. Experience in education, public
policy, adjudication of worker’s com-
pensation claims, public sector labor
laws, human relations and health in-
surance is preferred. Application
deadline, Noon, June 14, 2013. Con-
tact Katie at: Katie@asbsd.org, 605-
773-2502, or ASBSD, PO Box 1059,
Pierre, SD 57501 for complete appli-
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
CONTRACT SALESPERSONS sell
aerial photography of farms, commis-
sion basis, $7,000-$10,000/month.
Proven product and earnings, Travel
required. More info at msphotosd.com
or call 877/882-3566.
AVON – Only $10 to start. Call for in-
formation without any obligation. 1-
877-454-9658.
EMPLOYMENT
HELP WANTED: Auto body techni-
cian for auto body, painting, and glass
work. Previous autobody experience
necessary. Located in Britton. Weber
Body Shop 605-448-2398.
ALEXANDER, ND, SCHOOL DIS-
TRICT is seeking 1 elementary
teacher, 1 Pre-School teacher, and a
Title 1 Teacher. Send a letter of appli-
cation and resume with references:
Alexander Public School, Lynn Sims,
PO Box 66, Alexander, ND 58831, or
l ynn. s i ms @s e ndi t . no dak. e du
<mailto:lynn.sims@sendit.nodak.edu
>. EOE.
ACE READY MIX - is looking for
Ready Mix truck drivers. Competitive
cation materials or
http://www.asbsd.org/page190.aspx
Salary and benefits competitive. An
equal opportunity employer.
SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT
OPENINGS: SPED-Secondary, Vocal
6-12, Contact: Dr. Stephen Schulte,
Supt., 516 8th Ave. W. Sisseton, SD
57262, (605)698-7613. Positions open
until filled. EOE.
THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT CA-
REER - STARTS HERE! Statewide
construction jobs, $12.00 - $18.00 OR
MORE. No experience necessary.
Apply online www.sdwork.org. #con-
structionjobspaybetter.
HIGH SCHOOL MATH INSTRUC-
TOR opening with the Mobridge-Pol-
lock School District #62-6 for the
2013-2014 school year. Contact Tim
Frederick at 605-845-9204 for more
information. Applications to be sent
to Mobridge-Pollock School District
#62-6, Attn: Tim Frederick, 1107 1st
Avenue East, Mobridge SD 57601.
Open until filled. EOE.
SMART SALES AND LEASE seeks
bookkeeper. Work from home. Hourly
wage based on experience. M-F 8-4,
Degree/management experience a
plus. Resume, questions:
careers@smartsalesandlease.com.
CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL
has full time Occupational Therapist,
RN and LPN or Medical Assistant op-
portunities available. We are located
in the beautiful southern Black Hills
of SD - just a short distance from
Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave Na-
Advertising Rates:
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
WANTED
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
HELP WANTED
HELPWANTED: Grand Electric
Cooperative, Inc. has an opening
in the Bison Office for a Custo-
dian. Duties include
general cleaning, grounds upkeep,
minor repairs and painting. Some
heavy lifting is required. Full-time
position with
good pay and fringe benefits.
Week day hours for Custodian are
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00
p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Please submit a letter of applica-
tion to Colgan Huber, Director of
Finance, Grand Electric Coopera-
tive, Inc.,
P. O. Box 39, Bison, SD 57620.
GEC is an equal opportunity em-
ployer. Deadline for submitting an
application is May 30, 2013.
HELP WANTED: Grand Electric
Cooperative, Inc. has a full time
position opening for a customer
Service Representative. Qualified
applicants must have a high
school diploma or equivalent, ex-
perience with basic Microsoft ap-
plications, computers and related
office equipment with excellent
oral and communications skills.
Two years previous experience in
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013 • Section B • Page 31
an office or customer service envi-
ronment preferred. Interested ap-
plicants should submit a resume
to Penny J Nelson, Manager, Cus-
tomer Service & Internal Opera-
tions, Grand Electric Cooperative,
Inc., PO Box 39, Bison, Sd 57620,
telephone 605-244-5211. GEC is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Deadline for submitting resumes
is May 31, 2013.
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CENTER-BASED TEACHER:
TREC - Badlands Head Start:
Prenatal to Five is seeking a high
energy, self-motivated and profes-
sional individual to work as a pre-
school Teacher and in a home-
based setting in Lemmon, South
Dakota. This individual will be
working with young children (ages
3-5) and their families. Strong
communication skills, experience
working with families, and valid
driver’s license and some travel
are required. A passion for early
childhood education/development,
experience working successfully
within a multi-disciplinary team
and multicultural awareness are
necessary. Head Start experience
is preferred. Due to Head Start
mandates, a minimum of an AAin
Early Childhood or an Associate
Degree in a related field and
coursework equivalent to a major
relating to early childhood educa-
tion, with experience teaching pre-
school-age children, is required.
This is a 40 hour per week, 38
weeks per year position. We pro-
vide a competitive salary and ben-
efit package. Salary is dependent
upon education and experience.
Pre-employment drug screening
and background checks are re-
quired. For more information and
an application, please call 605-
723-8837. Position open until
6/28/13 or until filled. This institu-
tion is an equal opportunity
provider and employer.
B49-4tc
CENTER-BASED TEACHER
/HOME VISITOR: TREC - Bad-
lands Head Start: Prenatal to Five
is seeking a high energy, self-mo-
tivated and professional individual
to work as a Teacher/Home Visitor
in Bison, South Dakota. This indi-
vidual will be working with young
children (ages 3-5) and their fami-
lies. Strong communication skills,
experience working with families,
and valid driver’s license and some
travel are required. A passion for
early childhood education/develop-
ment, experience working success-
fully within a multi-disciplinary
team and multicultural awareness
are necessary. Head Start experi-
ence is preferred. Due to Head
Start mandates, a minimum of an
AAin Early Childhood or an Asso-
ciate Degree in a related field and
coursework equivalent to a major
relating to early childhood educa-
tion, with experience teaching pre-
school-age children, is required.
This is a 40 hour per week, 38
weeks per year position. We pro-
vide a competitive salary and ben-
efit package. Salary is dependent
upon education and experience.
Pre-employment drug screening
and background checks are re-
quired.For more information and
an application, please call 605-
723-8837. Position open until
6/14/13 or until filled. This institu-
tion is an equal opportunity
provider and employer.
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Seasonal Help Wanted: The
Town of Bison is now accepting ap-
plications for summer help – one
to two individuals for maintenance
help and one to organize swim-
ming lesson and possibly open
swimming. Applicants must be 18
and over. Please request an appli-
cation 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
Thank You
I want to express my thanks to
those that helped clean the Bison
cemetary, Juell Chapman, Jim
Wishard, Colette Johnson, Elmer
and Fern Brockel.
Llewellyn Englehart,
Chairman of the
Bison Cemetary Board
We wish to thank everybody for
the birthday cards and wishes
sent to Roy on his 90th birthday
and to those who expressed sym-
pathy in the recent loss of Beth's
brother in Minnesota. Your kind-
ness was very much appreciated!
Beth and Roy Hulm
tional Park, Custer State Park, Jewel
Cave National Park and many other
outdoor attractions. Call 605-673-
2229 ext. 110 for more information or
go to www.regionalhealth.com to
apply. EOE.
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REER - STARTS HERE! Statewide
construction jobs, $12.00 - $18.00 OR
MORE. No experience necessary.
Apply online www.sdwork.org. #con-
structionjobspaybetter.
HELP WANTED TWO (2) EQUIP-
MENT OPERATORS and one (1)
blade operator wanted Contact Davi-
son County Highway Department for
details at 605-995-8625.
FINANCE OFFICER: FAULKTON,
full time, accounting experience nec-
essary. Responsible for city account-
ing system: budget, reports, payroll.
Salary DOE, qualifications. Informa-
tion contact City of Faulkton, 605-
598-6515, EOE.
FOR SALE
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Turnkey op-
eration located in central South
Dakota. Commercial hydroponic
greenhouse (88x128) on two acres,
producing and distributing local pro-
duce. Established statewide. Will sell
with existing crop and provide grow-
ers training and tech support. For
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Section B •Page 32 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 23, 2013
Students attend Bicycle Safety
On Wednesday May 15th, the
Bison Elementary participated in
a Bike Safety program presented
as a group effort by Bison Ambu-
lance, Perkins County Sheriff ’s
Department, South Dakota High-
way Patrol, Bison Clinic, and
Bison Boy Scouts.
After a video showing the impor-
tance of wearing a helmet, the stu-
dents went to various stations.
Officer Kirby Chapman, and Troopers Chris Goldsmith and Jon Deuter inspect the children’s
bikes. In the photo: Maddie Hulm, Cohen Palmer, Abby Thompson, and Eugenio Martinez.
They learned how to repair a bike
tire, and their bikes received a
safety check. They were also
taught how to treat a minor scrape
and what to do for a more serious
injury. Students were able to try
their hand at an obstacle course,
and a ‘slow bike’ race where the
last one to cross the finish line was
the winner.
A highlight of the morning was
when each student received a bike
light, sponsored by the Bison Am-
bulance and mounted by Conner
Palmer and Logan Hendrickson.
Bison School thanks Becky
Krause, Officer Kirby Chapman,
Troopers Chris Goldsmith and Jon
Deuter, Dan Kvale, Susan
Carmichael, Charity Cook, Logan
Hendrickson and Conner Palmer.
The students had a great morning.
Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
First Presbyterian Church
“Called To Hope” (Read Ephesians 1:16-23)
---so that with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may
know what is the hope to which he has called you---(v 18)
Renewed hope often accompanies the arrival of spring. this
year we waited and prayed for rain and God has faithfully
heard our prayers and spring rain has started to bring
newness and freshness to our countryside. the fish are
spawning, the flowers are blooming and the golf course is
open.
But the hope in our lives cannot be a seasonal thing that is
rooted in the cycles of nature. Spring time might refresh us,
but it cannot sustain us. We need far more than fishing,
gardening, and playing golf to enlighten the eyes of the heart.
To know the hope that Paul had in mind for the Ephesians, to
know the hope that endures through all seasons, seems to be
a matter of having the eyes of the heart enlightened. Eye
doctors can do marvelous things to enlighten the eyes, but
only God can enlighten the eyes of the heart.
The great light from God that opens our eyes to an external
hope and to the glorious inheritance that awaits us has been
beamed to us in Jesus Christ. He is the light of the world, and
he calls us to a firm and steady hope. Spring may capture us
with a flicker of hope, but Christ captures us with an eternal
hope.
Prayer; God of light, enlighten the eyes of our hearts so that
we may see the great hope to which we are called. Amen
Pastors Perspective
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m.
Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Church of Christ
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA• Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church
Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
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.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church
Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service -10:30 a.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Reva • Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd
Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Prairie City
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m.
Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.

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