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Volume 30 Number 47 May 9, 2013
Includes Tax
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Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
Bison Courier
Re-elected Town Board members take Oath of Office
Paint - South Dakota
Dave Kopren and Luke Clements take their Oath of Office. Re-elected Town Board Members Dave Kopren and Luke Clements recited the Oath of Office at the May 6, 2013 Town Board Meeting. Financial Officer, Beth Hulm, chaired the meeting and called for nominations for President of the Board. Juell Chapman was nominated for President and a unanimous ballot was cast for Juell. Dave Kopren was elected Vice President. The April 10th board meeting minutes were approved as well as the financial report. Robert Froning met with the Board in regard to the nuisance ordinance. The Board explained that until a signed complaint is delivered to the Nuisance Committee, consisting of Darla Moody, Luke Clements and Mike Lockert, and further presented to the Board, no actions can or will be taken on any word of mouth complaints. Heath McKinstry presented the Board with a status report on projects. He reported that lagoons #4 and #5 are being monitored and he is attempting to keep them as low as possible in order to do the rip wrapping when the time comes. The streets have oil coming through the rock chips and may need a sand seal done on them. Pot holes are being filled, and they are attempting to find the curb stops around the Prairie Lounge and residence in regard to the water. If digging is needed, an easement will need to be acquired. The Board asked Heath to look into fixing the road on Penor St. to the school as it is full of potholes and to make this a priority before graduation if possible. Juell reported to Heath that there is a
possibility of getting an electronic speed sign with help from the DOT to be put up on the highway near the school area. Heath told the Board that Brian Wells would like to put curb and gutter at his place of business. The Board felt that it might be better for Mr. Wells to wait until the storm sewer is completed or at least get some drawings to match up with the storm sewer. The Board told Heath that they would like to see blocks put in the south end of the wall at the dump grounds to match up with the north end. If this is done, it may also make it easier to attach the railing which is being anticipated. Applications were reviewed for Summer Rec., which this year consists only of swimming lessons. This will be decided upon at the June board meeting as it is for the month of July. At this time Heath was presented with a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award for outstanding water system operations from the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Unfinished business consisted of the following: A summer swimming contract for open swimming will be drawn up between the Town of Bison and the Bison School. This swimming will start after the Summer Rec. program of swimming is over. The school bus will be used to take children up to Hettinger for open swimming. A dog ordinance and a sump pump ordinance were both discussed as they are both being con continued on page 9
Bison Area Economic Development, Inc. and South Dakota Housing Development Authority are honored to announce that the community of Bison has been selected as one of 25 communities to receive a project grant to prime and paint one home in our community. The incredibly deserving recipient of the 2013 program is Bob
Hanson. As many of you know, Bob Hanson is a World War II Veteran and POW. But he is not only that to the community of Bison. Bob is also known as a grandfather, blacksmith, welder, gunsmith, hunting guide, wrangler and at one time, the local deputy. Bison Area Economic Development and the community of Bison would like
to thank Bob Hanson for everything he has done, and this is one way we can show our appreciation of everything he has given to our community. If there are any individuals or groups that would like to help with this project, please contact Brandi Baysinger at 244-7526.
Bison High School Music Students Denver Field Trip Presentation will be on Wednesday, May 15 at 5:15 in the Bison School Music Room. Everyone welcome. "Shaley Lensegrav will be on TV Thursday the 9th and Wednesday the 15th. You can vote at www.blackhillsfox.com and then click on Rising Star of the West. Thank you!"
Wednesday May 15 will be Cemetery Clean-Up Day at the Bison Cemetery, beginning at 9:00 a.m. There will be a meeting of the Cemetery Board following the clean-up.
Highlights & Happenings
The Town of Bison has scheduled two springtime curbside pickups as follows: Tree branches, Thursday, May 16 and White Goods, Friday, May 17.
Retirement Party for Sherry Basford and Joy Worm on Thursday, May 16, from 4:00-5:30 P.M. in the Bison School lunchroom. Everyone is welcome.
Annual FFA Banquet and Member Auction to the Highlights and Happenings. It will be held May 9th in the school cafeteria. The banquet will start at 5:30 p.m. and the member auction will start around 6:30 p.m.
Arrow Transit provides transportation for appointments, shopping and more. Rapid city trips are 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday for $30.00. Lemmon to Bismarck trips are 2nd Wednesday and 4th thursday for $25.00. lemmon to Dickinson 1st Wednesday for $20.00. Call for information 374-3189.
MEMORIAL DAY WREATHS are available for sale at the Bison Food Store. These wreaths are hand made by the Jolly Ranchers 4H Club from recycled material. They are reasonably priced and the club would sure appreciate your support when considering your Memorial Day Flowers.
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Fleas! become more active as it gets warmer and at the same time your pet is more interested in going outside. Spring time is a great time to make sure you have a defense plan. DENR recognizes the Town of Bison for drinking water compliance
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced April 26, 2013 that the Town of Bison public water system and the system’s operation specialists have been awarded a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award. The award is for outstanding water system operations and environmental compliance with state drinking water standards for the past year. The system’s operation specialist is Heath McKinstry. “Many people turn on the tap in their home or office and take the clean, safe water that flows out for granted,” said DENR Secretary Steve Pirner, “but it takes highly trained, certified system operations specialists to make it happen every day for a whole year.” To qualify for the Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award, public water systems and their system operations specialists had to meet all of the following requirements for 2012: compliance monitoring and reporting; drinking water standards and; certification requirements
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Bison week in
Mother’s Day is May 12 We have Hanging Baskets, Bedding Plants, 3 varieties of Onion Plants, Potted Plants, Gift Certificates • Opening in May 107 1st Ave W • Lemmon • 374-5250
Norma’s Garden Center
Story Hour at the Bison Public Library May 10th and May 17th at 10:30 a.m. for Mother’s Day. May 20th Summer Reading program kickoff for elementary at 6 p.m. May 22nd Summer Reading program kickoff for teens 6 p.m. The American Lutheran Church is seeking wedding dresses, baptism gowns and Easter hats from 1913 - 2013 to display during their 100 Year Anniversary program. If you have an item or know of someone who does, please contact Salli at 605-244-5491.
The senior class has put together a literary showcase featuring all the students in the high school English classes. They will be accessible on the internet within the next week at ww.thecardinalcreations.weekly.com or through the bison school website. These selections were chosen by the senior class based on creativity and excellence. The categories include: “I believe” Essays, Family Stories, Vocab Stories, Simplicity Vs. Complexity, War Essays, Redundant Writing, Image of the Month, Pride and Prejudice Essays, Ballads, Collage Poems, and Character Studies. Everyone is encouraged to visit the site and support the students’ excellent work. In celebration of South Dakota Community and Family Extension Leader's (CFEL) week, Town and Country Club is hosting a FREE Community Coffee Break on Thursday, May 9th in the Grand Electric Social Room from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Everyone welcome! Bring a friend!
Conner Palmer, Collin Palmer, Dylan Beckman, Wrangler Weishaar Julianna Kari, Tori Voller
Good Luck BHS Golf Team at Regionals May 13th at Hart Ranch
Emeralds represent spring, rebirth, hope, peace, and tranquility.
Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting weekly in Bison. The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome.
To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please submit them by calling: 244-7199, or e-mailing to: courier@sdplains.com. We will run your event notice the two issues prior to your event at no charge.
Bison Senior citizens, dues of $10.00 are due. Please pay your dues so we can keep the center open, the building is in need of repairs.
There will be an all school party at the Lions Park May 23, 2013 from 11 - 3. More info at a later date. All students are welcome.
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Guest Columnist
The Annoying Neighbor Kid When I was in the middle of delivering a baby, I didn’t need any distractions, especially some annoying neighbor kid pestering me about what I was doing, but cows are a different story. My husband and I have witnessed snoopy calves hanging around a cow in the throes of calving before, but we’ve noticed it on several more occasions during this year’s calving season. We’ve dubbed each of these inquisitive calves, “The Annoying Neighbor Kid.” It all starts when we spot a cow from a distance off alone that appears to be calving. We drive over to have a look and find the cow lying down straining and some other cow’s calf is standing around observing the calving activity. Maybe the cow is too busy straining, doesn’t really care, or is just being polite, but most of time the cows ignore the nosy neighbor calves and don’t bother to run the young spectators off. When a curious calf discovers that a potential new playmate is about to arrive, there’s a lot of sniffing going on at the air, the cow, the ground, and the calf coming out. We’ve even seen calves do some nose-touching with the unborn calf before the birth sac had been broken. It may be cheap ranch-style entertainment, but my husband and I have fun taking turns filling in the dialogue between an annoying neighbor calf and a cow calving, according to their behavior. When a cow is lying down and straining, the meddling neighbor calf mills around watching and nosing the air and ground, and acts as if it’s asking the cow, “Whatcha doin’?” If the calf is sniffing the front feet and nose coming out but still covered in the birth sac, the neighbor calf is likely asking the cow, “What is this stuff?” or “Did you know you got somethin’ stuck on your butt?” The prying young neighbor might strike a conversation with the unborn calf that is beginning to emerge instead: “Whatcha doin’ in there?” or “Can you come out and play?” In some instances, after having just calved, another cow’s pesky calf comes over to see what’s going on. This is when a fresh calf finally makes it to the outside world, is a little dazed and confused, and not on its feet yet, and an annoying neighbor calf asks the cow, “Can he/she come over and play?” before the new pair has had
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, South Dakota.
SDSU Extension hires Livestock Business Management Field Specialist
SDSU Extension recently hired Shannon Sand as the new Livestock Business Management Field Specialist, pending the approval of the Board of Regents. In this position, Sand will deliver research-based programming and develop educational resources focused on livestock business management and marketing for livestock producers across the state. One of her first series of educational workshops will be the Ag CEO series in Kadoka and Belle Fourche, which will be held in May and June. "We are excited to have Shannon Sand join the SDSU Extension team because of her education and practical experience," said Rosie Nold, SDSU Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Director. Sand grew up on a cow/calf operation in Florida. She received her Master's degree in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University and a Master's degree in Food and Resource Economics from University of Florida. Her master's research projects focused on value-added marketing opportunities for cow/calf producers and the effects of trade policy on the tomato industry. Sand will work out of the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Rapid City. To learn more about Sand and her new role with SDSU Extension, visit iGrow.org or contact her at Shannon.sand@sdstate.edu or 605-394-1722.
a chance to bond first. In other cases the nosy young neighbor might ask the new calf in the pasture if it can come over before the newcomer has had a chance to stand on its feet for the first time. Most often with annoying neighbor calf situations, we see the new mother cow busying herself with her motherly instincts of licking her baby clean and oblivious to any snoopy calves. These cows seem to tolerate putting up with calves belonging to other cows busy eating hay rather than watching what their calves are doing. It isn’t until the annoying neighbor calf tries to invite itself over for “dinner” that a new mother cow will draw the line. If the neighbor calf tries to mooch milk off the cow it usually gets the bunt.
Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser
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Tuesday evening, April 23rd, James Sandgren called Thelma Sandgren and said “pack a bag – we’re going to Pierre Wednesday morning”. They attended the South Dakota Association of School Business officials and found out that Georgia Sandgren was nominated for the Official of the Year. They held a banquet for well over one hundred people and then they presented a few more awards where Georgia received hers. The theme was “Spirit of the Past and Foundation of the Future” This was their 47th annual spring convention. Oth-
Rosebud News ............By Tiss Treib
ers who attended were Ed Hanson; DeeAndra Sandgren of Sioux Falls; Allison Hanson, Ely and Brent of Rapid City; Dorothy and assistant of Sturgis; Doreen Chapman and Jean Brockel of Bison; Steve Sandgren of Lemmon. Earl and Anita Stugelmeyer of Lemmon were also in attendance as she is an official. James and Marci Sandgren went on to Sioux Falls, as James had an REA meeting and DeeAndra went back with them Thursday. Thelma returned home with Doreen and Jean, so they had it all worked out. Friday, April 26th was Thelma Sandgren’s day in Hettinger. Thelma took her sister, Gladys Vliem out of the Nursing home and went to lunch. On her way home, Thelma called on Jim and Angie Spenny. Saturday, April 27th Thelma Sandgren attended the Mosley antique auction in Lemmon. LaVonne Foss took Shirley Johnson to Hettinger Saturday. Nick and Tammy Treib and Preston were Saturday evening guests of Shirley Johnson. LaVonne Foss took Shirley Johnson to Church Sunday morning. continued on page 7
Quasquicentennial farm and ranch award at SD State Fair
Farm families who have endured 100 or 125 years of life on the farm or ranch have the opportunity to be recognized during the South Dakota State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 29. Century Farms have been recognized at the State Fair since 1984 by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB). Two years ago, in recognition of the State Fair’s 125th anniversary, farms and ranches that have been family-owned for 125 years or more were recognized in a quasquicentennial event, and that tradition will continue in 2013. Recognition of the Quasquicentennial Farms will immediately follow the Century Farms program. “Without the hard-working families here in South Dakota, agriculture would not be our No. 1 industry,” said South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch. “We need to recognize their accomplishments and the longevity of their operations.” A farm or ranch is eligible for Century Farm recognition if at least 80 acres of original land have been continuously owned by the same family for 100 years or longer. A Quasquicentennial Farm must meet the same acreage requirements and be owned by the same family for 125 years or longer. "Agriculture is the foundation of our state's economy,” said SDFB President Scott VanderWal. “Families who have persevered, held their land together, and survived droughts, floods, storms and bad economic times for 100 or 125 years deserve to be recognized." Application forms can be obtained online for both the Century Farm and the Quasquicentennial Farm recognition at www.sdfbf.org o r http://sdda.sd.gov/Secretary/Century-Farms or by calling 605.353.8052. All forms must be completed and notarized before being returned by Tuesday, Aug. 13 to the South Dakota Farm Bureau, P.O. Box 1426, Huron, SD, 57350. The fair will run Aug. 29-Sept. 2 at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron. You can find the SD State Fair on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, visit www.sdstatefair.com Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating over $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 122,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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Obituaries Lyle Witt
Myranda Kay Thompson
He is survived by his mother, Leola Witt, Hettinger, ND; three sons, Johnny Witt, Jason Witt and Jeff (Valerie) Witt, all of Hettinger, ND; one daughter, Jody Witt, Williston, ND; 16 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; three brothers, Dan Witt, Sioux Falls, SD, Tom (Brenda) Witt, Marion, SD and Jerry (Kristie) Witt, Lemmon, SD; one sister, Joyce (Duane) Bauman, Rock Springs, WY; and numerous nieces and nephews. Lyle was preceded in death by one son, Robert Aaron Witt; his father, Robert Witt; two brothers, Jim and Mike Witt; and two nieces, Angela and Amy Witt. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a family service at 7:00 p.m. all at the EvansonJensen Funeral Home in Lemmon. A memorial has been established. Myranda Kay Thompson, infant daughter of Scott and Angela Thompson, of Bison, South Dakota was born and passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. She is survived by her parents, Scott and Angela Thompson and three sisters, Taylor, Abigayle and Whitney Thompson, all of Bison, SD; her maternal grandmother, Carol Resch, Mohall, North Dakota; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Myranda was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, John Resch; and her paternal grandparents, Darold and Margaret Thompson. Services will be held in Bison at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at a later date. Condolences may be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services for Lyle Witt, age 62, of Hettinger, North Dakota, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Lemmon, South Dakota. Rev. John Irwin and Chaplain David Peterson will officiate with burial to follow in the Greenhill Cemetery in Lemmon, SD. Lyle passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, ND.
Pastors Perspective
Pastor Gerhardt H. Juergens Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Bison
The risen Christ has Ascended!
“(Jesus) lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.” (Luke 24:50-51) How do you feel after a loved one leaves? Whether for a long time or even in death, how do you feel when you know, that you will never see a loved one again, this side of heaven? We’re sad, right? But see the disciples. After Jesus ascended into heaven, the disciples returned with great joy! The disciples praised God. But they weren’t the only ones. Psalm 47:5 states, “God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the LORD amid the sounding of trumpets.” As the clouds hid the risen Jesus from earth, he entered the glorious of heaven amid shouts of the angels and the blasting of trumpets. Jesus returned as our victorious Redeemer in heaven During our Savior’s 33 years of humiliation, Jesus fulfilled everything that God predicted about the Promised Messiah in the OT. He was born of the virgin Mary, lived perfectly as the God/man as our substitute. He kept all the OT rules, suffered, died for the sins of the whole world, and rose again to declare us not guilty, justified before God. Jesus appeared to his believers for forty days to prove and confirm to them that he had truly risen. This year, 40 days after Easter is Thursday, May 9. When our Lord ascended, he was telling his disciples that he would not be appearing as he did the last 40 days. This is the last time Jesus and his church would visibly see each other on earth until Jesus returns on the Last Day with all power and authority to judge the world. As he ascended into clouds, Jesus continued to bless them, showing them his scars that removed our biggest problem, our sin and proves he conquered death. Jesus still blesses us from the Father’s right hand, a position of all power and authority. Paul tells us that our powerful God raised Christ from the dead, “and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed (Jesus) to be head over everything for the church.” (Eph 1:20-22) Even though Christ returned to heaven amid shouts of the angels, he never left his Bride, the Church spiritually. He will never abandon us. He is with us, ruling through his Word to strengthen and guide us safely home. No wonder the disciples rejoiced. Christ’s ascension also proves that Jesus has conquered sin, Satan, and death. But do we believe it? For it is so easy to doubt our Lord still rules today. The question is who do you trust more. The word of Christ that never lies or the sinful the world that grows more and more wicked? Christ is risen, ascended, and ruling with all power. Trust him! Christ’s ascension assures us that Jesus is our Redeemer, and that he is preparing a place for us to live with him forever. His victory is our victory. Our Savior’s ascension points to every Christian’s ascension into glory. For then we will join the angels and all believers praising our risen and ascended Lord forever. Blessed Ascension Day.
Nutrition Site Menu
Hot beef on bread w/gravy mashed potatoes green beans peaches vanilla ice cream Beef & noodles tossed salad w/french dressing parsley carrots plums Salisbury steak w/gravy mashed potatoes green bean casserole tropical fruit Turkey ala king over a biscuit california vegetables peaches lime perfection salad Chili marinated vegetable salad cooked apples wheat crackers
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Thursday, May 9
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 10
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: - Lemmon 4:45 p.m. Bison - 7:15 p.m., Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 10:30 a.m.
Monday, May 13
Tuesday, May 14
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service -10:30 a.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
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Rebecca Bingaman in Hills Alive talent search
As summer rolls around, the highly anticipated Hills Alive is just around the corner. Hills Alive incorporates the CFA (Christian Festival Association) National Talent Search into their event that allows up-and-coming artists to compete for a spot on the Rapid Fire Stage during Hills Alive. The winner also goes on to the National Round where the ultimate winner of the CFA National Talent Search receives a paid performance slot at ALL participating CFA Member Festivals in summer 2014. This helps the artist in many ways to get a firm foundation for their career. Rebecca Bingaman sees this opportunity as something that could really help jump-start her dreams. However, the main way the artist wins the spot on the Rapid Fire Stage is through voting. You can help her achieve her goals simply by going to www.hillsalive.com, clicking on the Hills Alive Talent Search picture/link, and clicking “Vote” on Bec’s song. Voting is now through May 31st and you may vote once per day
continued from page 4 Thelma Sandgren was a Sunday afternoon cake guest of Shirley Johnson. Albert Keller returned to work on Tuesday. Friday, Bridget Keller took Lil Al bert and Korbin over to Duane and Dawn Harris' to spend the weekend with them so she could attend Guards in Bismarck. Bridget picked the boys up Sunday evening. Nolan and Linda Seim made a trip to Bismarck Thursday. Nolan and Linda Seim and family made a trip to Dickinson Friday. Jasmine Seim rode horse with Todd and Anna Buer Saturday; they were then coffee guests of Nolan and Linda afterwards. Nick and Tammy Treib and Preston were Saturday evening guests of Nolan and Linda Seim and family. Nolan and Linda Seim and family traveled to Hettinger Sunday afternoon for the movie. Tiss Treib met up with Dorena Wiechmann, Kari Hoff and Esther Johnson Thursday afternoon in Hettinger. Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to Bison, Scranton and Hettinger. They visited with Violet Miller while in Hettinger. Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip to Lemmon Thursday. Patsy and Christi Miller went out to supper in Hettinger Friday evening. Christi Miller spent Saturday with Patsy Miller at the ranch. Christi and Patsy Miller attended the Lyon Auction sale Sunday. Matt and Jim Miller traveled to Rapid City Friday and worked the Shrine Circus. They returned home Sunday evening. Thelma Sandgren went up to Shirley Johnson’s Monday for birthday cake. Jim Miller and Thelma Sandgren attended the WELCA church luncheon in Bison Wednesday. Thursday would have been Matthew Sandgren’s 16th birthday and some of the family got together. Georgia came up from Sturgis and joined them. They set off 16 balloons in the evening and it was beautiful. Friday was Thelma’s usual day in Hettinger and she took her sister, Gladys Vliem out for pie and coffee. On her way home she stopped to visit with Shirley Johnson. Friday evening, John and Shirley Johnson called on Thelma Sandgren. John and Shirley Johnson visited Helen Meink last Sunday. Sue Meink took Helen Meink to Lemmon Monday. Thelma Sandgren visited with Helen Meink Monday. Justin and Jo Seim and Jacob arrived at Tim and JoAnne Seim’s Saturday morning to spend the weekend.
Rosebud News
Kauffold and Hanson announce engagement
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Topsoil, River Rock, Scoria and Landscaping Rock available!
Call for a quote
Besler Gravel & Trucking, LLC 244-5600
Michlynn Dawn Kauffold & Andrew David Hanson, Both of Billings Montana, are planning their June 3rd wedding. Their parents are Mike & Julie Kauffold of Wolf Point, MT and Maria (Hanson) Thayer of Lake Orion, Michigan.
4thAnnual Bedding Plant Sale!
May 23rd, 24th, 25th from 8 to 5 daily Flowers - Vegetables
Sale will be held at the
Bentley Building
Sponsored by Perkins County Master Gardeners
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Often though the first bloom to be seen is a dandelion :) Dandelions first came from Asia, and now calls the entire world home. I can be used both as a food and a medicine and the seeds provide and important food to many small birds.
Palace Theater
Snitch
surround sound Lemmon 374-5107
PG-13 112minutes May10 - 12
Lot 14
EPDs: BW 1.0 • WW 23 • YW 31 Sire: 818 • Dam/MGS: P110/505 Long, quiet, nice pattern. Really good young calf.
Lot 28
EPDs: BW 1.8 • WW 30 • YW 46 Sire: AC • Dam/MGS: 745/503 As deep-bodied as you will find. Good calf, excellent disposition.
“We take pride in the disposition of our bulls!”
Lot 17
EPDs: BW 1.3 • WW 25 • YW 35 Sire: 504 • Dam/MGS: 763/406 Really long, smooth and good!
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JOEL DEERING, Wasta, South Dakota cell: 605-381-0885 • home: 605-993-3151 jdiamond1969@yahoo.com
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extend and correct sewer lines in the Kolb 2nd addition. This was tabled for the time being as the Board would like to conduct more research on this item. New business consisted of the following: The Board made their designations and appointments for 2013 which consist of the following: PCRW Board (rural water) – Terry Haggart; NSDRLA (landfill) – Richard Seidel; Bison Economic Development Board – Carolyn Hendricks and Luke Clements, Alternate; HUD Housing Board – Paul Adcock, Tim Gossman, Blane Chapman, Geraldine Peck, Virginia Green, Juell Chapman, Town Board Representative; Bison Public Library – Jeff VanVactor, John Blosmo, Vi Leonard, Nina Loper, Angie Thompson, Luke Clements, Town Board Representative; Nuisance Committee – Luke Clements, Mike Lockert, Darla Moody The Town Board will advertise for airport hay bids for mowing of 60 acres, more or less, of hay surrounding the runway at the airport and for 28 acres, more or less, of crested wheat grass hay at the west end of the airport. There will be ads in the paper with more information. The Town Board will advertise for three liquor licenses for the upcoming Bison Gala Days and Perkins County Fair. They have been requested from the Commercial Club, Volunteer Fire Department and the Perkins Co. Fair Board. A permit was also granted to allow liquor consumption for summer softball with one nay vote by Matt Butsavage. Driveway culverts were discussed in light of all the recent new homes being built in town. It was decided that a revision was needed to the current policy describing in more detail acceptable culverts required by the Town of Bison. This revision will be run in the paper, so watch for it as it will explain in more detail. Matt Butsavage would like to review the Town Ordinances on file. He feels that they could be reviewed over a period of time by taking one at each meeting. Some Ordinances are so old they contain hitching horses up on Main Street. Beth Hulm was directed to look into what is needed in order to delete Ordinances. President Chapman reported on the maintenance/upkeep of the Super AWOS Weather Service at the airport. He reported that the first year was free but the second year will cost $250.00 if satellite contact is maintained. The Aeronautical Division likes to see airports keep up their weather stations. This will be discussed again at a later date. Luke Clements was appointed as the Delegate and Juell Chapman as the Alternate to the Grand Electric Annual Meeting on June 7, 2013. Meeting adjourned.
continued from page 1 sidered and will have to be drawn up and adopted by the Board. If a dog ordinance is passed, a dog kennel will have to be purchased. Canvassers’ signatures were put to paper on the recent elections and will be on file in the office. easement for The Fink/Vinkemulder was approved to be signed by President Chapman and Finance Officer Hulm in front of a notary public. Brosz Engineering sent a proposal for engineering services to
Heath McKinstry was presented with a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award for outstanding water system operations from the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
68608
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
SYMETRA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: 777 108th Ave., NE Suite 1200 Continued on next page
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Continued from previous page 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 Health Fire & Allied Lines Inland & Ocean Marine Workmen’s Compensation 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
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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
TEACHERS 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
TIME 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
TRANSAMERICA FINANCIAL 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) 31194 8. Auto Bodily Injury FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT 9. Auto Property Damage Year Ending December 31, 2012 10. Auto Physical Damage TRAVELERS CASUALTY 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass & SURETY OF AMERICA 13. Burglary & Theft Home Office Address: 14. Boiler & Machinery One Tower Square 15. Aircraft Hartford, CT 06183-6014 16. Credit Mail Address: 17. Crop-Hail One Tower Square 18. Livestock Hartford, CT 06183-6014 19. Title ASSETS 20. Var. Annuities Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,713,171,015 21. Variable Life in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless Continued on next page this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
TRANSAMERICA LIFE 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
TRANSPORTATION INSURANCE COMPANY
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Continued from previous page 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 (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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
25658
27998
36137
19046
19038
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
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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
TRAVELERS CASUALTY INSURANCE CO. OF AMERICA
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
TRAVELERS COMMERCIAL INSURANCE COMPANY
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
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRAVELERS INDEMNITY COMPANY
25666
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 Continued on next page
TRAVELERS INDEMNITY COMPANY OF AMERICA
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Continued from previous page 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRUCK INSURANCE EXCHANGE
41106
36161
25674
25682
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
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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
TRAVELERS PROPERTY CASUALTY INSURANCE CO.
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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRIUMPHE CASUALTY COMPANY
27120
21709
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 Continued on next page
TRUMBULL INSURANCE COMPANY
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Continued from previous page 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
25844
80837
29459
62863
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
TRUSTMARK LIFE 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,
TWIN CITY FIRE 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
UNION CENTRAL LIFE 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
UNION INSURANCE COMPANY
92916
70408
UNION SECURITY INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: 15700 College Blvd. #101 Lenexa, KS 66219
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 Continued on next page
UNITED AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY
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Continued from previous page & 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 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 FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 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
13021
11770
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
UNITED FINANCIAL 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:
UNITED FIRE AND CASUALTY COMPANY
Meadow News .....By Tiss Treib
Gary Christman spent the last week with Art and Marilyn Christman and Ben Lewis spent the weekend with his grandparents. They helped with farming. Bev Schopp attended a baby shower for Tristan Ginther in Lemmon Sunday. On Tuesday afternoon, Carolyn Petik attended the Bison School Spring Concert. She and Della Mae Hatle had coffee together afterward. Jerry Petik attended meetings with the Grazing Association and the Forest Service on Tuesday and Friday. Carolyn Petik attended Hope Women's Bible Study at the home of Linda Zimmerman in Lemmon on Thursday. She visited with Irene Young later in the afternoon. Jerry and Carolyn Petik were among Sunday dinner guests at Kim and Jim Petik's. Wednesday afternoon coffee and pie guests at the home of Edith Meland were Mary Ellen Fried, Delores Chapman, Eloise Penor and Vera Wilson. Mary Ellen Fried drove to Webster Friday to visit at the home of Tim and Kendra McIntyre to help Kendra celebrate her birthday. She returned home Sunday.
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May 13, 2013, 7:00 pm PROPOSED AGENDA: Pledge of Allegiance Call to Order Consent Agenda Approve Agenda Minutes Financial Reports Approval of Claims – Delegations –
BISON SCHOOL DISTRICT 52-1 BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
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Western South Dakota Community Action, Inc. is seeking Civic groups interested in having a representative serve on the Board of Directors for Perkins County. If your organization is interested in representing your county on our Board, please send us a letter and appropriate organizational minutes by Monday, May 13, 2013 at 4:30 PM.
LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA IN CIRCUIT COURT ) :SS )
This property will be sold subject to the payment of unpaid real estate taxes and is sold subject to the right of redemption as provided by law. Dated this 29th day of April, 2013. /s/ Kelly Serr Sheriff of Perkins County, South Dakota
We sincerely thank you for your concern and time that have been expended Updates, Building Committee – in an effort to make the CAP mission appropriately work for the low-income Approve T & A account for History Day people in Western South Dakota. – Western SD Community Action, Inc. Student Request -has the following programs implemented in our fourteen (14) county History Day, National Competition – service area: weatherization, garden Mrs. Seidel program, summer youth program, necessity pantry program, employment Open Enrollment Request – assistance, educational supply program, emergency food and commodity Approve Contract – Assistant Track projects, homeless programs, commuCoach nity food pantries and clothing centers. Approve resignation – Mr. Jackson If you have any questions regarding Discuss & Approve Bus Contract – this matter please contact Linda Edel or Rose Swan at 1844 Lombardy Drive, Canvass Election – Rapid City, SD 57703. Phone: (605) 348-1460 or out of Rapid City call (800) 327-1703. Discuss and Approve Workman’s Comp Contract – [Published May 2, 2013 and May 9, 2013 at a total approximate cost of Ratify Negotiated Agreement – $32.49.] Discuss Non-Certified Staff contracts – Preliminary Budget – SDHSAA Ballots –
This letter should state the name of the person your organization wants to represent you on the CAP board. The by-laws of your organization are also needed. Our Board will select one organization from those that formally expressed their interest.
COUNTY OF PERKINS FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DACOTAH BANK,
Court File No. 12-36 Plaintiff, vs.
Notice of Real Estate Mortgage Foreclosure 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.]
Lenard Chapman, Plaintiff,
COUNTY OF PERKINS FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
) ) ) )
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA IN CIRCUIT COURT
Case No. CIV 13-08
LEON BRODIE, EDITH BRODIE, EXPRESS COLLECTIONS INC., GREAT WESTERN BANK, HAMMERQUIST 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.
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA IN CIRCUIT COURT COUNTY OF PERKINS IN CIRCUIT COURT FOURTH JUDICIAL COURT
In the Matter of the Estate of ) WAYNE SPATZ JR., AKA ) WAYNE SPATZ, Deceased. ) NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that on April 12, 2013, Janene Spatz, whose address is 10780 155th Avenue, Reeder, ND 58649, was appointed as personal representative of the estate of Wayne Spatz Jr., aka Wayne Spatz. Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred. File #PRO 13-08 ) )SS. )
Estate Of Margaret ) Virginia James, ) Estate Of Suzanne Pollard, ) Kristine Pollard Stein, ) Kathryn Pollard, ) ):SS Jessica L. Pollard, ) and all other ) ) Persons Unknown claiming ) any estate or interest in, ) or lien or encumbrance ) upon the property described) in the Complaint, ) ) ) Defendants. )
vs.
THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED 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:
Executive session for personnel matters – (Personnel Issue SDCL 1-25-2 (1) ) NWAS Cooperative report -Beckman Motion to Adjourn --
Dan
Section 29: Lot 4 of the Brodie Addition to Perkins County, South Dakota located in the SW1/4 as shown on Plat in Book 6, page 43;
Superintendent Report – Mr. Kraemer [Published May 9, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $23.47.]
If you stand at the equator on the first day of spring, you will see the sun pass directly over head. This is only true two times a year; the first day of spring and the first day of Autumn.
Chicken fajita wrap cheese, lettuce, salsa wk corn pears & milk
Thursday, May 16
Wednesday, May 15
Tuesday, May 14 Sandwich tater tots salad bar peaches & milk
Monday, May 13 Macaroni & cheese salad bar fruit choice milk
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
YOU ARE HEREBY summoned and required to answer the Complaint of the Plaintiff in the above entitled action which is on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Perkins County, South Dakota, and to serve a copy of your Answer thereto upon the subscriber hereto at his office in the Adams County Courthouse, P. O. Box 390, Hettinger, North Dakota 58639, within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and in case of your failure to appear or answer as above required, the Plaintiff will apply to the court for a judgment against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated at Hettinger, North Dakota this 15th day of March, 2013. /s/ Eric M. Hardy Eric M. Hardy, #4013 Crane Roseland Hardy, PC Attorneys for Plaintiff P. O. Box 390 Hettinger, North Dakota 58639 (701) 567-2418
Lot 1 in Block 21 of Wise’s Addition to the City of Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, as shown on the plat filed in Plat Book 30, Page 13. The total amount claimed due under said mortgage as set forth in the Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure filed 23rd day of January, 2013, is the sum of Four Hundred Eleven Thousand, Three Hundred Twenty-one and 12/100 Dollars ($411,321.12).
JANENE SPATZ 10780 155th Avenue Reeder, ND 58649 Trish Peck P.O. Box 426 Bison, , SD 57620 (605) 244-5626
Claims may be filed with the personal representative or may be filed with the clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to the personal representative.
To the above named Defendants: YOU AND EACH OF YOU are further notified that the purpose of this action is to quiet the Plaintiffs= title to the Plaintiff ’s following described real estate in Township 18 North, Range 15 East. B.H.M., Perkins County, South Dakota, to-wit: Section 29: W1/2SW1/4 and to determine all adverse claims thereto, and that no personal claim is made against you. /s/ Eric M. Hardy Eric M. Hardy, #4013 Attorney for Plaintiff
Sloppy joes salad bar fruit & milk
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.
Steven J. Wild P.O. Box 260 Bowman, ND 58623 (701) 523-3112
[Published April 25, May 2, May 9, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $52.58.]
[Published April 18, April 24, May 2 and May 9, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $108.03.]
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BISON HIGH SCHOOL 3RD NINE WEEKS HONOR ROLL
7th Grade
"A" HONOR ROLL
Jim Brockel Tuff Seim Gracee Veal Ross Collins Sara Hatle Jenna Kari Julianna Kari Jacob Kolb Madelyn Seidel
"B" HONOR ROLL
Joey Aukland Hope Crabtree Matthew Johnson Jacob Kahler Tylee Lundberg Dylan Beckman Nicole Hafner Kimberly Kvale Joshua McKinstry Jacob Schalesky Sydney Senn Rebecca Spangler Gregory Voller Cody Buer Cole Buer Marranda Hulm Kiana Brockel John Hatle Layton Hendrickson Kimberly Peck Drew Reder Drake Butsavage Logan Hendrickson Joseph Kvale Kayley Johnson Christopher Morris Stephanie Kolb Tyler Plaggemeyer Michael Kopren Beth Seidel Lenae McKinstry Brianna Sexton Conner Palmer Clayton Prelle Yancy Buer
8th Grade
Reed Arneson Collin Palmer Tori Voller Tyler Kari Tessa Kopren
9th Grade
10th Grade
Sydney Arneson Charlotte Johnson
11th Grade
Daniel Chapman Anna Hatle Wil Kolb Lane Kopren Shaley Lensegrav Shelly Peck Megan Serr Ryan Serr
12th Grade
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State History Day competition
Anna Hatle, Kassidy Sarsland, Shaley Lensegrav Telling in Vision advance to National competition in June. The Bison High School, U.S. History and Government students, participated in History Day this year. Regionals were held at Timber Lake on March 27th. The students chose to participate in two out of five categories. The categories they participated in were the website and exhibit category. Each year there is a different theme for National History Day and this year's theme was "Turning Points In History: People, Ideas, and Events." The students have to choose a topic that relates to that year's theme. All students did very well in their categories and we had four exhibits and one website that advanced on to state in Brookings on April 27th. At the State level Anna Hatle, Shaley Lensegrav, and Kassidy Sarsland, placed 1st in the exhibit category with their project titled, "TellingIn-Vision," and will now advance on to Washington, D.C. in June to compete in the National History Day competition.
Shelly Peck and Megan Serr Driving the Golden Spike.
Brianna Sexton, Charlotte Johnson and Kayley Johnson voyaging Along a Hazardous Trail.
Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.
Daniel Chapman and Yancy Buer 9/11 attack on America.
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BHS golfing news Chapman honored as one of
South Dakotas top seniors
Christapher Fisher placed fourth, shooting 71 in nine holes in the JH division at the Elks Challenge on the April 4th. Also Collin Palmer shot 95, Conner Palmer 101, Dylan Beckman 108, Wrangler Weishaar 130, Greg Voller 142, Justin Moody 150 in the varsity division at the elks challenge. On April 25 at the Philip meet Conner Palmer shot 96, Collin Palmer 100, Dylan Beckman 107, Wrangler Weishaar 127, Greg Voller 154, Christapher Fisher 144. On May 3, at the Newell invite and Little Moureau Conference, Conner Palmer shot 92 and placed 5th in the LMC tourney. Collin Palmer 97, Dylan Beckman 97, Wrangler Weishaar 116, and Christapher Fisher 145.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard joined in celebrating an accomplished group of graduating seniors and encouraged them to grow their own roots in South Dakota during Monday’s 23rd Annual Academic Excellence Banquet in Pierre. “Some of the greenest pastures in America are right here in South Dakota,” Gov. Daugaard said, noting the low cost and high quality of living South Dakota offered. Hosted by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota and sponsored by the South Dakota Community Foundation and Citibank, the banquet honored more than 200 students from the state’s public, private and tribal schools. “Today we celebrate excellence and this is what it looks like,” ASBSD President Pam Haukaas of the Colome Consolidated school district said. Schools are asked to identify one student for every 100 graduating seniors based on academic criteria, such as grade-point average and scores on college readiness tests. Parents and high school principals are requested to join each student and share in the celebration. An impassioned Gov. Daugaard urged students to show their appreciation for the dedication of those closest to them as he reminisced about his parents’ commitment to be there for him. “Remember all the people who got you here,” Gov. Daugaard said. “Remember that they love you.” Bison High School, Daniel Chapman, son of Kirby and Sylvia Chapman.
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Spring Music concert given rave reviews
Fourth - sixth grade students sang Hallelujah, Back row: Tanner Cables, Shane Collins, Jace Prelle, Jaren Beckman, Bailee Storm, Jessica Stockert, Jessica Stapel, Renee Stapel, Tallie Lundberg. Middle row: Hannah McKinstry, Braden Kopren, Jeremy LaNore, Carter Johnson, Marleigh Hulm, David Stapel, Kiley Schuchard, Taylor Fisher. Front row: Gavin Nelson, Will Crabtree, Rawlin Smith, Kenley Day, Katie Kvale, Jaylie Beckman, Roni Voller.
Thank you Cindy Kopren for the concert and Children’s Theater pictures.
Thursday, May 9th Lindskov Implement – Mobridge Kubota Representatives available 9 – 4 Meal served 11 – 1 10% off all Kubota filters Friday, May 10th Automotive Company, Inc. – Isabel
Shaley Lensegrav performed Learning to be the light accompanied by Darren Jackson.
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Kindergarten through third grades
Back row: Will Hatle, Logan Butsavage, Oce”Anna Cleveland, Corbin Mackaben, Taylor Thompson, Cassidy Moody, Ian Arneson, Ashtin Gerbracht, Kahlea Seidel, Robin Stapel, Jasmine Weasel. Third row: Mary Carmicheal, Dustin Wells, Travis Storm, Kenley Day, Alejaundro Martinez, Allison Kahler, Garrett Holzer, Caden Fisher, Kaia Day. Second row: Emery Lensegrav, Maddie Hulm, Abigayle Thompson, Jayda Seim, Jarett Schuchard, Cohen Palmer,Morgan McKinstry, Eugenio Martinez. Front row: Josh Cook, Rylee Veal, Jacelyn Watson-Veal, Colbin Seidel, Grace Juergens, Jetta Hulm, Jozi Schuchard, Talon Lundberg, Grace Holzer, Colt Kopren, Kaden Glover.
Children’s Theater performs
Back row: Gracee Veal Nicole Hafner, Sara Hatle. Front row: Marleigh Hulm, Braden Kopren, Will Hatle, David Stapel, Gavin Nelson.
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Garden Gate
Vertical Gardening
What is vertical gardening? It can be several kinds of gardening that features a vertical bed or containers with a trellis that allows the plant to grow up vertically rather than sprawling along the ground. There are vertical garden kits available at various garden centers which tend to be a bit pricey. You can create your own using wooden or metal trellises, hanging baskets, shelves, containers, a wood frame, or any combination of these, to create a space-saving vertical garden. This type vertical gardening is great in urban areas where many homes and apartments have limited outdoor space. A combination of containers, shelves, and hanging baskets works really well on a patio or balcony to create a complete garden in a small space. If you can tackle a project like building a frame with cross-supports and shelves built-in, this works great and can be an attractive feature in your landscape or on the deck or patio. Vegetables are good candidates for a space-saving garden either in raised bed gardens, in-ground gardens, hanging gardens, or container gardens on the porch, patio, balcony or deck. Simply plant seeds or small plants as usual, installing the support at the time of planting to avoid causing damage to the plant roots or vines later. Climbing veggies ideal for a vertical garden are: cucumbers, squash (acorn or butternut are best), tomato (indeterminate), green beans (pole), peas, and lima beans. These will need support system such as trellis or frame to climb upward. Non climbing plants that do not need a support system but can be included in a vertical garden are: pepper, lettuce, radishes, onions, eggplant, potato (sweet or regular in a container), parsley and variety of herbs. Location is important. Most vegetables require a minimum of six hours of sunlight so choose a sunny location that is near a source of water. Stay away from trees and shrubs that can create too much shade. It is a good idea to start somewhat smaller than you may be tempted to try. Choose only your favorite vegetables for your first vertical garden. You and your family will find it rewarding to care for and harvest the veggies you love to eat. You can always add more containers, trellises and plants next year. A vertical garden is a great family project. Children love helping to plant seeds and help with watering. They watch the plants grow and often if they have grown and harvested vegetables they are more inclined to eat them. Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger. ~ Saint Basil
Jr. High Band students, Jaren Beckman, Jace Prelle, Carter Johnson, Braden Kopren, did an awesome job playing Wipeout.
Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
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West River Vet Clinic
will be holding a Rabies & Vaccination Clinic Thursday, May 23 at the Bentley Building in Bison from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
X is for Zebra was performed by Children’s Theater
Watch for your vaccination reminder in your mailbox or call ahead for your vaccination history. We will NOT be bringing those records with us! 701-567-4333
Ella Anderson, Dustin Wells, Caden Fisher, Ian Arneson, Logan Butsavage, Robin Stapel.
Kindergarten students Jacelyn Watson-Veal, Grace Holzer, Kaden Glover played susurra winds.
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Jr. High Track travels to Mobridge Varsity to Lemmon
Josh McKinstry set two meet records and Daniel Burkhalter set one on May 3rd at the Jr. High track meet in Mobridge. Josh set his records in the 100 meter hurdles (15.18) and the triple jump (37'5.75"). Daniel's record came in the 800 (2:13.84) meter run. The rest of the team ran very well also. We handed out medals like some people hand out candy at a parade. The boys placed in all four relays and the girls placed in three. Madelyn Seidel finished 6th in the 100 meter dash (14.69) and 6th in the 100 meter hurdles. Team mate Sydney Senn took 3rd in the 400 (1.11), 4th in the 800 (2:56),and 3rd in the mile (6:23). Rebekah Burkhalter placed 7th (6:45) in the mile. Kim Kvale, Jessica Stapel and Renee Stapel were the core of 4x100, 4x200 and the 4x400. All three of those relays placed. On the boys side, Jace Prelle placed 8th (14:18) in the 100 meter dash and 6th (12'4.5") in the long jump while Joey Aukland finished 4th (29.81) in the 200. Tanner Cables, Shane Collins and Matthew Johnson were the heart of all four relays that placed. Everybody ran well and got to eat at the pizza ranch after the meet. It was a great day for the Cardinal Jr. High track team.
Josh McKinstry competes in the hurdles.
The Varsity team went to Lemmon on Saturday, May 4th. It was a small meet with only 8 teams, so a lot of kids placed and earned points. The two big performers for the boys were Josh McKinstry and Cole Buer. Josh won the triple jump (36'10"), finished 2nd in the 110 meter hurdles (19.47), was 3rd in the 300 hurdles (49.54) and anchored the medley relay that placed 5th. Cole Buer won the long jump (17'7"), finished 5th in the high jump (5'4") placed 6th in the 100 and was part of the same medley relay team that finished 5th. The big story of the day was Matthew Johnson's 3rd place finish in the two mile run. In the absence of all the Big Guns (Howard Wood & Sturgis), Matthew took advantage of a small field and decided to run the 3200 meter run. By choosing the road less traveled Matthew earned enough points to letter. Congratulations Matthew! It was a gutsy performance. On the girls side Madelyn Seidel placed 8th in the 100 meter dash (15.07), 6th in the 100 hurdles (21.75), and 5th in the 300 hurdles (1:01). Sydney Senn placed 2nd in the mile with a time of 6:24. Other runner who placed were Seth Buer, 2nd in the 100 (12.33). Clayton Prelle finished 6th in the 100 (12.68). Joey Aukland also placed 8th in the mile run (6:00). That was a personal record for Joey and he ran a great race. Daniel Burkhalter missed the meet in Lemmon because he was invited to run in the special 400 down in Sturgis. He finished 2nd with a time of 57 seconds. He also ran the mile and set a new personal best and Jeff Smitt's Meet record with a 4:47. Way to go Dan!
Renee Stapel hands to Rebekah Burkhalter.
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This week has been mostly cold and dry. We did get a little shower last Monday night that barely dampened the ground. May Day! May Day! That old distress call was the first thing that crossed my mind when our thermometer registered 17 degrees early in the morning on May 1st. It has been below freezing every night all week long and that’s just too darn chilly for spring. No wonder the May flowers haven’t shown up yet! Even though it’s been cold, I couldn’t help myself and I planted about half of my big garden this week. Reub spent most of the week planting barley and oats and now we’re praying for rain. Grand River Grazing Association president Tim Smith invited me to the meeting with Dennis Neitzke, Forest Service Grasslands Supervisor over the Dakota Prairie Grasslands in North and South Dakota, and the grazing association directors at the Dakota Lodge in Lemmon Monday afternoon. They wanted to determine who owned the fences that were destroyed and try to expedite the payment process for the ranchers and the local fire departments. Keith Winter, president of the McKenzie County Grazing Association at Watford City, ND also attended the meeting. Their grazing association hired an attorney to research North Dakota law in regard to Fire Districts and the responsibilities and potential liabilities for preventing or fighting fires within the confines of the McKenzie County Grazing Association. I’m going to ask our attorney in LRC to research South Dakota law to see if we need to change any laws in our state. The Bismarck Tribune printed an editorial last week blasting the Forest Service for telling ranchers that it will be two years before the federal agency will pay their damage claims. Here’s a quote from the editorial: “That’s an unacceptable timeframe, especially when a federal agency was at fault and had conducted the burn over objections of local landowners. Two years is too long to have a dozen or so ranchers carry the federal government. We’re talking mostly the costs of feed and fences.” I wasn’t able to go to Lemmon when South Dakota’s new Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch and Courtney De La Rosa met with the ranchers on Thursday, but I want to thank our Department of Ag for getting involved. The High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish had its volunteer luncheon Wednesday. I got there in time to have dessert, coffee, and a good visit with several of these wonderful folks who put in so many hours helping out at the Heritage Center. If you haven’t visited the center lately, you should stop by soon. They have so many interesting exhibits that it’s pretty easy for me to spend most of the day looking them over. Did you see the article in the Rapid City Journal this week about the teenager’s close encounter with a mountain lion? Trevor Hanson did everything experts tell you to do Monday afternoon when he stood face to face with the big cat in the woods east of Hill City, but none of it worked so he called 911 on his cell phone because the cat was between him and his vehicle. The standoff ended after the mountain lion slipped off into the woods when GF&P got there 20 minutes later. GF&P didn’t kill the lion since it hadn’t attacked Hanson, but that wouldn’t have been my decision! Casey eliminated more predators in our neighborhood. So far this week he’s shot three coyotes and a fox. Sorry to say, he hasn’t shot any coons lately. The older I get the more I understand these Laws of Life: •Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch or you'll have to pee. •Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner. •Law of Probability: The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the†stupidity of your act. •Law of the Telephone: If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal. •Law of the Alibi: If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire. •Variation Law: If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will start to move faster than the one you are in now (works every time). •Law of the Bath: When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings. •Law of Close Encounters: The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with. •Law of the Result: When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will. •Law of Biomechanics: The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach. •Law of the Theater: At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last. •Law of Coffee: As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold. •Law of Rugs/Carpets: The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor†covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug. •Law of Location: No matter where you go, there you are. •Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about. •Brown's Law: If the shoe fits, it's ugly. •Oliver's Law: A closed mouth gathers no feet. •Wilson's Law: As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it. (This one is true every time!) •Doctors' Law: If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you'll feel better. Don't make an appointment and you'll stay sick.
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