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Bison Courier
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District
A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc.
P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429
Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
The
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Volume 31
Number 20
October 31, 2013
Includes Tax
tato soup, chicken noodle soup,
sandwiches, homemade pies.
Everyone Welcome. Hunters Wel-
come. Free Will Offering.
An Ecumenical Community
Thanksgiving service will be
held Sunday, December 1 at 7
p.m. at the Catholic Church.
A community choir will be
singing, practice will be held
Wednesday evenings, Oct, 30,
Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 at the Baptist
church at 7 p.m.. All are welcome
to be a part of the Community
Choir.
Highlights & Happenings
REMINDER: October 31st is the
deadline date for the Taxes.
Taxes postmarked by October
31st will be considered on time.
Interest will accrue starting No-
vember 1st.
The Veterans Day program
will be Monday, November 11, at
2:30 P.M. in the Bison School
gym. Everyone is invited to at-
tend to honor all the veterans.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Fall Supper, November 16th at
5 p.m. Beef vegetable soup, po-
Friends and neighbors gather for Wolff Benefit
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What’s inside
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In July, the Wolff ’s family took
a detour that none of them ever
expected. Tracy was diagnosed
with multiple myeloma cancer
(plasma cell cancer). With this
cancer, it will more or less suck
the calcium out of your bones and
create high protein and calcium
levels in the blood. The cancer
has damaged 3 or 4 vertebrae in
his back leaving them fractured
and compressed. Tracy has severe
back pain and the fracture
pinches on his nerves causing
muscles spasms and all kinds of
other odd side effects depending
on what gets pinched. “We should
feel extremely fortunate to have
a small community hospital that
performs in such a professional
way. I credit them for my early
detection and for my current pain
management. Dr. Hoerauf, his
fellow colleagues, and his nursing
staff have been continually out-
standing in their performance
and care for me." Tracy said in a
letter read by his daughter Whit-
ney during the benefit Saturday
night.
Tracy has undergone radiation
treatments on his back to help to
kill the cancer cells and give his
back a chance to start to heal.
Currently, Tracy takes a chemo
pill regiment at home. His im-
mune system is suppressed at
this time and so he is very re-
stricted to visitors. After he fin-
ishes his chemo, they will have to
go to Minnesota, Arizona, or
Texas to have stem cell trans-
plants done. That will be the last
step so far in the goal of "remis-
sion or smoldering." The stem cell
transplant process can take up to
three months and once Tracy and
Mary leave, their home will need
to be professionally cleaned and
sanitized. They will not be able to
return until the treatments are
complete.
Saturday night friends, family
and surrounding community
members once again opened their
hearts and their pocketbooks, in
the spirit of taking care of each
other, to lend a helping hand to
the Wolff family. There was an
overwhelming outpouring of sup-
port for the family. The family is
very grateful of the abundance of
generosity of the people who do-
nated items to the auction as well
as those who purchased the auc-
tion items.
Thank you especially to Lem-
mon Livestock, Southwest Grain,
Indian Creek Church, American
Lutheran Church, and Peace
Lutheran Church, Linton, North
Dakota for donating the food
along with Dacotah Bank for do-
nating the paper products, Jenny
Green for cooking the meat and
Doug and Mason Dietterle for
auctioneering. Thank you to Max
Loughlin, Kyle Kopren, Justin
Kolb, and Morgan Kronberg for
helping with the auction.
Thank you to Perkins County
Fair Board for the use of the
Bentley Building and the Bison
National Honor Society for help-
ing setup and serve. Thank you to
Nadine Gebhart, Dacotah Bank
of Lemmon and Bison and Carol’s
Barber Shop for being drop off
places for auction donations. Also
thank you to Harding and
Perkins Branch of Thrivent for
the supplemental funds.
"I am not sure how we will ever
be able to give enough thanks to
those who care and give credit to
those who make events like this
happen" Mary and Tracy shared
with those gathered on Saturday
night.
Blood Drive, November 25, 2013 at
the Grand Electric Social room 12:45 p.m. -
5:15 p.m. contact Bernice Kari for information
244-5472.
An Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving serv-
ice will be held Sunday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at the
Catholic Church.
Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting weekly in Bison.
The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the
basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is wel-
come.
To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please
submit them by calling: 244-7199, or e-mailing to:
courier@sdplains.com. We will run your event notice the
two issues prior to your event at no charge.
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2 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 31, 2013
Dr. Jason M. Hafner
Dr. David J. Prosser
OPTOMETRIST
Faith Clinic
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
1-800-648-0760
Nutrition Site
Menu
Thursday, October 31
Mexican chicken soup
fruity slaw
unsalted crackers
fruit crisp
Friday, November 1
Salisbury steak w/gravy
mashed potatoes
parsley carrots
grapes
Monday, November 4
Chicken parmesan
scalloped potatoes
corn o’brian
tropical fruit
Tuesday, November 5
Beef stew
whole wheat biscuit
crunchy cranberry salad
orange
Wednesday, November 6
Breaded baked fish
parsley potatoes
glazed carrots
chocolate pudding
banana
Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,
I wish to alert the people of
Bison about the on-going con-
struction project on Main Street.
As of Monday morning, October
28, the last of the storm sewer
pipe was being laid. BL Contract-
ing would move next to West
Main Street to begin working on
culverts and driveways. They will
also prepare the ground for re-
seeding, which will be done in the
spring.
Black top will be spread on the
business district of Main Street
(where disturbed for the storm
sewer) in the spring and West
Main Street will be chip-sealed at
that time, too. Landscaping and
fencing will also be held over
until nicer weather in the spring.
In the event that we get some
nice weather this fall, work would
be done earlier.
Rain and snow in October has
put the project behind schedule.
Per the Town of Bison’s contract
with BL Contracting, the project
completion date is – and always
has been - July 1, 2014.
The Town Board appreciates
your patience as the project con-
tinues to move forward towards
completion under adverse
weather conditions.
Sincerely,
Juell Chapman
Town Board president
BHS Sr. football players
Michael Kopren, Logan Hendrickson, Clayton Prelle.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 31, 2013 • 3
CHS Foundation contributes to
South Dakota blizzard relief
The CHS Foundation will con-
tribute $100,000 to the South
Dakota Rancher Relief Fund to
assist livestock producers in the
aftermath of a devastating bliz-
zard earlier this month.
“Ranchers across western
South Dakota suffered significant
loss of cattle, sheep and other
livestock as a result of this storm,
the vast majority of which is not
covered by insurance or other
programs,” says William Nelson,
president, CHS Foundation.
“Through this contribution, we
hope to alleviate some of the
costly storm affects and support
these producers in restoring their
lives and livelihoods.”
The South Dakota Rancher Re-
lief Fund, which has been en-
dorsed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard,
is administered by the Black
Hills Area Community Founda-
tion in cooperation with the
South Dakota Association of Co-
operatives, South Dakota Stock-
growers Association, the South
Dakota Cattlemen’s Association
and the South Dakota Sheep
Growers Association. Its goal is to
directly benefit livestock produc-
ers impacted by the blizzard.
In addition to the contribution,
CHS is working directly with its
affected producer customers in
the region to identify short- and
long-term needs for feed and
other assistance.
Courtesy of KELOLAND TV
By: Ben Dunsmoor
The images of the thousands of
cattle that died during the early
October blizzard have been heart-
breaking for many and all too
real for ranchers.
"It'd be devastating to walk out
and see your whole livelihood
dead in a creek somewhere,"
Burke-area rancher D.J. Steffen
said.
Steffen has his own herd of cat-
tle near Burke, South Dakota,
and when he learned about the
livestock losses farther west, he
knew he wanted to help. But
being in the business himself, he
knew he didn't just want to write
a check.
"Most ranchers don't ranch for
the money. It's more of a lifestyle
than a form of income," Steffen
said.
That's when he found the group
Heifers for South Dakota, a
grassroots organization that
sprouted up quickly and is al-
ready growing.
"Right away they're going to
have that and there's going to be
a new calf there this spring. If
someone was going to do that for
me, it would sure make me feel
better," Heifers for South Dakota
Nebraska and South Dakota or-
ganizer Kim Shepperd said.
Shepperd has become the go-to
organizer for the group in South
Dakota and Nebraska.
Heifers for South Dakota is
working to donate livestock to the
ranchers who lost cattle in the
storm. Shepperd already has
Heifers for South Dakota
ranchers in the region who have
pledged 60 heifers.
"If we could get two, three, four
truckloads that would be great,"
Shepperd said.
Heifers for South Dakota was
started as a Facebook page and
then a website just in the last few
weeks by an eastern Montana
rancher who had the idea of do-
nating cattle to help rebuild
herds.
"We're focusing on livestock.
We're focusing on giving quality-
type, breeding material that will
be an investment in these peo-
ple's lives; not just right now with
a check donation but for years to
come," Montana rancher and
Heifers for South Dakota organ-
izer Ty Linger said.
He says the response has been
outstanding so far with around
350 cattle pledged and another
$250,000 in donations given to
buy livestock for ranchers.
"I would love to help at least 30
families. Our current plan is to
donate 15 to 20 head of cattle to a
family just getting started in
agriculture, young people. This is
the focus group most of the
donors are wanting to reach out
to," Linger said.
They are asking for emails,
calls, messages and suggestions
as they gather more cattle to do-
nate.
"We had a private message the
other day about a gentlemen who
said, 'I lost most of my herd but I
know my neighbor is in even
worse shape than me. So if some-
one puts my name on your list,
please give what you were in-
tending to donate to me to him,'
and that touched my heart that
even after all his loss, he was still
willing to help someone out,"
Shepperd said.
And Heifers for South Dakota
says the donation of livestock will
help out the ranchers long term -
it will also help them out with
morale.
Steffen has already pledged
three of his cows to the cause.
"It's something I thought would
be meaningful, let people know
you care and that you're willing
to give up part of your herd to
help somebody out," Steffen said.
"If you use the example of give
a man a fish, he'll eat for a day or
teach a man to fish and he'll eat
for a lifetime, we're giving these
people a fishing pole. They al-
ready know how to do it. They al-
ready know how to catch the fish.
We're just giving them the means
to keep rolling with it," Linger
said.
The organization hopes the
help and support keep pouring in,
so this group of ranchers can help
out ranchers in the best way they
know how.
"I hope it keeps growing. It's
great that people are willing to
give," Steffen said.
Heifers for South Dakota has
also heard from truckers, veteri-
narians and brand inspectors
who are willing to donate their
time to make the effort possible.
The group is accepting dona-
tions through November 9.
South Dakota FFA members earn FFA Jackets
To its owner, the FFA jacket is a
physical reminder of the personal
accomplishments achieved
through the organization - a sym-
bol of commitment and dedication
for all who wear the corduroy. This
fall 158 South Dakota FFA mem-
bers from 44 chapters earned their
own FFA jackets through the SD
FFA Foundation Blue Jackets
Bright Futures FFA Jacket Pro-
gram - carrying forward that long-
standing tradition of pride, dignity
and honor. Jackets were sponsored
by various individuals through the
SD FFA Foundation program, wel-
coming new members into the fab-
ric of FFA. 218 FFA members filled
out the Blue Jackets Bright Fu-
tures FFA Jacket Program appli-
cation, answering four short essay
questions about their FFA experi-
ence and goals, competing to earn
their own FFA jacket instead of
purchasing one. 2013 local recipi-
ents are: Jordan Maier - Lemmon,
Tyler Heil - Lemmon, James Odell
- Lemmon, Julianna Kari -
Bison, Jenna Kari - Bison,
Jacob Schalesky - Bison.
“Whether it’s getting your jacket
for the first time, seeing a mob of
50,000 blue jackets wandering the
streets of Indianapolis, or proudly
hanging your jacket in the closet
after an event, each FFA jacket
tells a story. Thank you to all the
sponsors who have helped mem-
bers get their stories started this
year.” said FFA member Ashley
Tonak.
When students join the FFA,
they typically purchase or borrow
jackets to compete in the many
Career Development Events of-
fered through FFA. The blue cor-
duroy FFA jacket is their team
“uniform” to be worn at all official
FFA events. The blue corduroy
FFA jacket has been the status
symbol of the national FFA organ-
ization since 1933, when delegates
to the national convention voted to
make the jacket part of the orga-
nization’s official attire, thus cre-
ating the long standing tradition.
Individuals and businesses in-
terested in sponsoring an FFA
jacket for a SD FFA member
should contact Gerri Ann Eide, SD
FFA Foundation Executive Direc-
tor at 605-765-4865 or gerri@sdf-
fafoundation.org. Sponsorships
are $55 per jacket.
The SD FFA Foundation is
proud to support Agricultural Ed-
ucation and the FFA’s mission to
make a difference in the lives of
students by developing their po-
tential for premier leadership, per-
sonal growth and career success
through agricultural education.
For more information about the
South Dakota FFA Foundation
and South Dakota’s FFA pro-
grams, visit www.sdffafounda-
tion.org or like us on facebook.
4 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 31, 2013
Don’t forget
to turn your
clocks back!
Commissioners meet
in special session
By Beth Hulm
Perkins County Commissioners
held a special 8 a.m. meeting last
Wednesday morning, mostly for a
private discussion regarding per-
sonnel. There were only three
other items on the short agenda.
That executive session used up
two hours and twenty minutes of
the two hour and forty-five
minute meeting,
Once again, there was a short
discussion about moving the
4H/Youth Advisor out to the of-
fices in the Bentley Building at
the fairgrounds, where, according
to what advisor Kelli Jo Schu-
macher told commissioners ear-
lier in the month, it would be
more convenient for her.
Commissioners are not in
agreement on whether that move
should take place. Some, includ-
ing Chairman Mike Schweitzer,
argued a conflict for the secretary,
who is also secretary for the
State’s Attorney. His office is in
the courthouse. Schweitzer said
that the State’s Attorney has to
be the secretary’s priority. Ques-
tions were also raised about who
would do janitorial duties and
snow removal and who pays for
utilities.
“It’s actually going to cost us
more than currently,” Schweitzer
said.
Commissioner Brad Besler,
who favors the move and “any-
thing we can do for our kids,”
doesn’t think that it would cost
the county anymore than they
are currently budgeting for the
fairboard’s subsidy. The fairboard
would continue paying the utility
bills, he said.
Additional revenue could be
generated by renting out one of
the offices. The Town of Bison has
voiced an interest and the fair-
board has offered them an office
for $300 per month, including
utilities, a board room and stor-
age space.
Lemmon Commissioner
Willard Ottman, who has served
on the Perkins County Extension
board since the 1970s, offered a
“history lesson” about where and
why the extension office has been
located where it has through the
years.
That office was in the court-
house for many years until the
services offered there - such as
pesticide training – started bring-
ing in large groups and there was
no place to put them. The office
also had limited handicapped ac-
cessibility. That’s when the new
offices were added to the south
end of the Bentley Building. It
was there until the state reorgan-
ized the extension service and set
up a regional office in Lemmon a
couple of years ago. With no re-
maining staff, those offices were
locked up.
Next, the state offered a part-
time 4H/Youth advisor. With only
three days in Perkins County
(and two in Harding County), a
part-time secretary and office
was all that was needed. Office
space was found inside the court-
house again. Eventually, the sec-
retary position was increased to
full-time by combining it with the
State’s Attorney’s office.
Before any decision can be
made and before the county board
gives Schumacher their “bless-
ing,” no moves will be made.
Bison trustees will discuss the
offer for office space at their No-
vember meeting and representa-
tives will meet with the County
Commission when they convene
next on November 12.
A Lemmon tax deed property,
which is being advertised for sale,
has additional stipulations, fol-
lowing last week’s special board
meeting. The Commission had
already decided that they won’t
accept any bids under $800,
which would pay off the taxes due
on the property. After last week,
a further stipulation will be that
the house be removed or the prop-
erty cleaned up within six
months of purchase. Written bids
are being received but bidders
may increase their offers during
the bid opening on December 10.
(Find the official advertisement
and legal description of the prop-
erty in the legal section of an up-
coming issue this newspaper.)
Finally, the board discussed the
removal of bushes on the north
side of the courthouse. Previous
board action was to remove those
bushes that were a snow trap;
now they are damaged as a result
of the early October blizzard and
will be taken out soon.
The Haunting of Bison High
The Bison High School Drama
Club has designed a Haunted
House in the high school. This is
the drama club’s end of the quar-
ter project that they have been
working on for the past two weeks.
The proceeds from the haunted
house will be put towards the
Drama Program for the play this
spring.
The haunted house will be open
only Thursday, October 31st.
There will be two sessions. The
first one starts at 6 p.m. and runs
until 7 p.m. This one is appropri-
ate for the lower elementary
grades or lower fear levels. The
second one runs from 7:30 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. This one is intended only
for the people that want to get
their pants scared off and is said
to be super scary; so enter at your
own risk. Both sessions begin at
the main office of the Bison School.
Come as a family because kids
under 12 years of age must be ac-
companied by an adult.
Happy Halloween from the
Bison Drama class!
The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 31, 2013 • 5
BHS FCCLA installation of 2013-14 chapter officers
Back row: Ross Collins, Josh McKinstry, Lenae McKinstry, Jenna Kari, Tori Voller, Julianna Kari, Sara Hatle, John Hatle and Michael Kopren. Front row: Marranda
Hulm, Madison Hulm; Secretary, Sydney Arneson; President, Kimberly Peck; Vice-President, Kiana Brockel; Treasurer Beth Seidel. Not pictured: Kayley Johnson;
Historian, Maggie Archibald, Tessa Kopren and Charlotte Johnson.
The second meeting of the year began with the installation of the 2013-14 chapter officers. President Sydney Arneson then opened the meeting with the opening
ceremony and members began making decisions about community service projects, fundraisers, family fun night, etc. Members have an agenda full of many ideas
and projects they want to accomplish during this school year.
Weather
Wise
DATE HI LO PRECIP
Oct. 22 50 35
Oct. 23 44 34
Oct. 24 46 23
Oct. 25 66 31
Oct. 26 61 26
Oct. 27 55 35
Oct. 28 39 21 trace
One year ago
Hi 48 Lo 20
Data colleted by
Grand Electric Co-op, Inc.
6 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 31, 2013
Tree Facts – What to do with blizzard damaged trees
By Robert W. Drown,
Natural Resource Specialist
The October 4th and 5th bliz-
zard that hit the western Dako-
tas did a lot of damage to trees.
The heavy wet snow piled up on
tree branches that had not lost
their leaves. Many of the
branches and even whole trees
broke down. Many people are
wondering how to prune damaged
trees and which ones to keep?
The damage is so extensive
that people need to evaluate their
trees and prioritize them before
taking action. It is best not to
make hasty decisions on pruning
or tree removal. As long as a
damaged tree does not pose an
immediate physical risk, the ad-
vice is simple: If you’re unsure
about its condition, keep the tree
for now.
Do not be pressured into hiring
people that come around offering
to cut down or trim your trees.
These people may be trying to
take advantage of you and are
more interested in your money
Tree damaged by recent blizzard located at Homestead Heights in Bison, SD.
than the trees. However, there
may be arborists and agency pro-
fessionals that come by to help
you. If you don’t know them, ask
for identification or documenta-
tion.
EVALUATE YOUR DAM-
AGED TREES. If the tree is ba-
sically healthy and did not suffer
major breakage, it should be okay
with a little pruning. The larger
a broken limb is, the harder it
will be for the tree to recover. If
most of the branches are gone the
tree may have little chance of sur-
viving. If the main top or leader
is broke off, a new one or two may
form over time or you can train a
new top. A rule of thumb is that
if a tree still has half its branches
it will probably survive, if it has
less than that it probably will not.
If major branches have been bro-
ken or bark has been damaged,
the larger the wound the less
likely it is to heal and it will be
more vulnerable to disease and
pests.
PRUNE YOUR DAMAGED
TREES. Remember pruning
trees is kind of like cutting hair,
you can’t put it back on. Trees
with slight damage should have
broken branches pruned back to
the main stem or healthy twigs,
repair torn bark and make cuts to
smooth out rough edges around
wounds. Remove only broken
branches from young trees that
have most of their structure in-
tact. Resist the temptation to
simply cut down a tree or prune
it heavily to be done with it. Re-
move and replace trees that are
weakened by disease, if the trunk
is split, or if more than half of the
crown is gone. Remove the
jagged remains of smaller broken
limbs. Prune smaller branches at
the point where they join larger
ones. Cut large broken branches
back to the trunk or a main limb.
Repair torn bark by carefully
using a sharp chisel or knife to
smooth the ragged edges of
wounds where bark has been torn
away. Don’t top your trees! That
is one of the worst things you can
do to a tree. Stubs tend to grow
back many weakly attached
branches that are even more
likely to break when a storm
strikes. A topped tree that has al-
ready sustained major storm
damage is more likely to die than
repair itself.
Be sure to take safety precau-
tions when working on your
trees. Do not over exert yourself.
Be sure to be very careful when
using ladders, hand tools and
power tools. Do not work alone
and keep a first-aid kit handy.
Recognize when some jobs are too
big for you. Get the help of other
people and professionals if
needed.
My source for this news article
was the Missouri Department of
Conservation. If you would like
more information about “What to
do with Blizzard Damaged Trees”
call Bob Drown at the Conserva-
tion Office at 605-244-5222, Ex-
tension 4 or by e-mail at
robert.drown@sd.nacdnet.net
Monday, November 4
Hamburger w/bun
creamed corn
salad bar
fruit & milk
Tuesday, November 5
Ham & scalloped potatoes
peas
salad bar, wg roll
fruit & milk
Wednesday, November 6
Lasagna, wg roll
salad bar
fruit & milk
Thursday, November 7
Chicken fajita
corn, salad bar
fruit & milk
Every day at
Northwest Farm &
Home Supply
Lemmon, SD
Homeland Companion
Hi Protein dog food is
$15.99 for a 40# bag
The recent cool, wet weather
has created concerns about the
growth of molds and mycotoxins
in corn still out in the field. De-
pending on the type of mold, this
could have a significant impact
on pork producers, said Bob
Thaler, SDSU Extension Swine
Specialist.
"Producers need to keep a cou-
ple of things in mind. First, molds
don't cause the problem for live-
stock, it's the mycotoxins the
molds produce that cause prob-
lems. Even if the corn is dried
down after harvest to prevent
any further mold growth, the my-
cotoxins that were initially on the
corn in the field are still there
and active," Thaler said.
He further explained that not
all mycotoxins cause problems for
livestock. Indicating that the
ones swine producers need to
watch for in swine are aflatoxin,
zearalenone, vomitoxin (also
known as DON), fumonosins and
T2.
"With our current weather con-
ditions, the main ones pork pro-
ducers need to watch for are DON
and zearalenone," he said.
DON does not cause health or
reproductive problems, but
Thaler said when the total con-
centration in the diet reaches 1
part per million (ppm), pigs will
eat less feed. This decrease in
feed intake will result in slower
gains but not death.
"Zearalenone has estrogen-like
effects and tends to cause prob-
lems in the breeding herd. It
should be limited to 1 ppm in
nursery diets, 2 ppm in sow and
grower diets, and 3 ppm in finish-
ing diets," he said.
There are some commercial
products available that bind afla-
toxin, but they are not consis-
tently effective in completely
controlling DON or zearalenone.
Therefore, Thaler said if a pro-
ducer wants to use DON or zear-
alenone-contaminated grain,
they'll need to blend it with
"clean" grain to keep those levels
in the complete feed below 1 ppm.
"For example, if the corn con-
tains 2 ppm DON and it is in-
cluded in the diet at 25 percent of
the total ration, the final diet
should only contain .5 ppm DON
if the other ingredients are
clean," he said. "At this level, pig
performance will not be affected.
Also, they may want to consider
adding a mold inhibitor to the
corn they are storing on-farm.
For producers with good quality
"carry-over" corn, they should
strategically feed that to their
breeding herd and newly weaned
animals, and use the poorer qual-
ity grains for older, market ani-
mals."
Sample grain
To properly blend mycotoxin
contaminated corn, Thaler said it
is essential to know exactly how
much mycotoxin and what type is
in the grain. To properly sample
your grain, take samples from
several different locations in the
bin or load, and then send them
in a cloth bag to a certified lab for
analysis.
Thaler recommends the NDSU
Diagnostic Lab (http://www.vdl.
ndsu.edu/).
"It's an excellent lab with a
great deal of mycotoxin experi-
ence in the region," he said.
Once the sample results are in,
blend the contaminated grain
with clean grain and keep the
diet's mycotoxin level below the
recommended level.
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Check corn for
Mycotoxins
Ross Collins with a tackle
Bison High School senior football players and their parents. Dave Kopren, Michael Kopren, Paula Kopren, Bruce Hendrickson,
Logan Hendrickson, Dana Hendrickson, Clayton Prelle, Tammy Prelle, Darin Prelle.
BHS seniors play last football game
The Cardinal Cross Country
Team made its last trip of the sea-
son last Saturday to Rapid City
for the State XC Meet. It was a
beautiful day for running and all
the athletes ran good races. The
Meet was supposed to be held at
the Elks Golf Course, but because
of the winter storm, that course
was in terrible shape, so the
venue was moved to Robinsdale
Daniel Burkhalter finishes third at State XC Meet
Top 25 runners, Daniel is 3rd from the left in the back row.
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Park. The day started with the
Class B Girls 4000 meter race.
Rebekah Burkhalter ran her
fastest time of the season (18:09)
and finished 80th. Sydney Senn
also ran a great race and ran a
personal record of 18:55. That ef-
fort landed Sydney in 100th
place. There were 121 girls in the
race. This was both girls' first ex-
perience at a State Meet and they
learned a lot, had fun, and are
looking forward to a return trip.
The B boys ran the third race of
the day and Bison had two en-
tries in that race as well. Josh
McKinstry ran his fastest race of
the season, finishing the 5000
meter course in 19:43. Josh's ef-
fort placed him 60th. That is a
significant improvement over last
years State Meet where he fin-
ished 99th. Daniel Burkhalter,
who placed 5th a year ago, also
improved by moving up and fin-
ishing 3rd. Daniel has been
struggling with an IT band injury
all season so his time (17:51) was
much slower than his personal
record and not what he is used to,
but he still managed to run well
although I'm not sure how. At the
end of the day we have to say that
it was a successful outing and the
Cardinal Cross Country Team
took some big steps in the right
direction. Thanks to all the fans
that have followed us all season
and are keeping track of our
progress. We are proud to repre-
sent the Bison community and
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Announcing
Comprehensive Planning Open House held
The event was part of the course outline for writing a Comprehensive Plan for Perkins County,
which is required before any county zoning ordinances could be adopted. Perkins County Com-
missioners appointed the nine-person board to write the plan as a safeguard for protecting prop-
erty rights within the county. Results of a recent survey of county residents were posted for
review and discussion and additional verbal comments accepted. Ali DeMersseman, BHC, will
continue to work on a draft copy of the plan as board members work on goal setting. The draft
will be completed by the end of the year and another public open house will be scheduled some-
time in January. Once the draft is finalized, County Commissioners will review it and they, too,
will host a public meeting before adopting the final version by early spring, 2014.
Karen Englehart and Kelly Serr were amongst those who at-
tended the first open house, hosted by Black Hills Council of
Local Governments and the Perkins County Comprehensive
Planning Board last Thursday night in the Bentley Building.
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Blizzard costs South
By Lura Roti, for SDSU
Extension & South Dakota State
University College of Agriculture
& Biological Sciences
Three weeks after the Oct. 4
and 5 disaster, the economic im-
pact on ranchers and their fami-
lies - like the livestock death toll
- remains a climbing estimate.
Digging out from the two-day
blizzard that wreaked havoc on
much of western South Dakota
and killed more than 25,000 head
of cattle, sheep and horses will
take much more than snow re-
moval, said Dan Oedekoven, Di-
rector of the South Dakota State
University West River Ag Center.
"Ranchers have some real fi-
nancial struggles ahead of them -
and it goes beyond the immediate
loss of income from calves they no
longer have to sell this fall,"
Oedekoven said.
A cattle producer himself,
Oedekoven explained that most
ranchers are part of a family
business that is several genera-
tions old. With each cow killed in
the storm, that rancher not only
lost the calf that would have been
born in the spring of 2014, the
family lost future access to valu-
able genetics.
Jim Krantz, SDSU Extension
Cow/Calf Field Specialist agreed
with Oedekoven, explaining fur-
ther the long-term impact lost ge-
netics will have on western South
Dakota ranchers.
"A cow or heifer only has one
calf each year, so it takes years
and generations to develop genet-
ics," Krantz said. "Each ranch is
unique and may have different
genetic needs based on the envi-
ronment, feed resources and
country they live in."
The number of cows, calves and
steers lost to the storm varies
greatly from one ranch to the
next, said Adele Harty, SDSU
Cow/Calf Field Specialist. Harty
was among several SDSU Exten-
sion staff who walked among the
carnage and served as third-
party verifiers.
Some ranchers lost 700 head,
while their neighbor may have
only lost 10 cows. Harty said we'll
never know the exact numbers
because some ranchers aren't re-
porting.
"Losses like these are very per-
sonal for the ranch families.
Many feel they have failed be-
cause of what happened. Its heart
wrenching for them and for those
of us who work closely with the
ranch community," Harty said.
"For some ranchers, this storm
took their livelihood. Ranching is
what they do, what they love to
do and for some, the only work
they've ever done."
For Harty, who grew up on a
cattle ranch in eastern Colorado,
the losses her clients face are
very real. For those who are not
involved in agriculture or don't
own their own business, Harty
explained the impact of these
death losses like this:
"Imagine you lost your job and
you know that you will be unable
to get another job for two years
(which is what happened when
rancher's fall calf crop died and
their cows, pregnant with the
2014 calf crop, also died). While
at the same time you have to
make payments on a $100,000
credit card or you'll lose your
home and the land your great-
great-grandfather homesteaded,"
Harty said.
She added that in some cases,
the debt livestock producers carry
is much more than $100,000. The
operating loan, used to cover feed,
equipment and the costs of new
cows, and is expected to be paid
off each year with the sale of
calves in the fall.
Livestock losses extend beyond
cattle. It's predicted that more
than 4,000 sheep and several
hundred horses were also lost in
the disaster.
"I've talked to 15 horse breed-
ers who combined lost 350 horses,
and the majority of these were
young horses, under 2 years old,"
said Mindy Hubert, SDSU Exten-
sion Small Acreage Field Special-
ist. "That's over 20 horses per
ranch, and I know there are
many, many more ranches out
there that lost horses. Like cattle,
the horses were not ready; they
didn't have their winter coats. It's
as if Mother Nature wasn't ready
for Mother Nature."
Hubert explained that like cat-
tle producers, horse breeders lost
generations of genetics and fu-
ture income in the storm.
"I have already heard from
horse trainers who will have
fewer clients, because they either
lost horses in the storm, or lost so
many cattle that they can no
longer afford to have their horses
professionally trained," Hubert
said.
To learn more about how the
storm's early fall timing made it
particularly devastating to all
livestock, iGrow.org, and search
for the article "Understanding
What Happened."
What we know at this point.
Information compiled by Rosie
Nold, Ag & Natural Resources
Program Director, SDSU and;
Darrell Mark, Adjunct Professor
of Economics at South Dakota
State University
Among the South Dakota coun-
ties hardest hit by the Oct. 4-5
blizzard were the 12 counties
comprising the Northwest and
West Central agricultural report-
ing districts of Butte, Corson,
Dewey, Harding, Perkins,
Ziebach, Haakon, Jackson,
Lawrence, Meade, Pennington
and Stanley.
According to USDA's National
Agricultural Statistics Service,
these 12 counties had 769,000
head of cattle and calves as of
Jan. 1, 2013. Of these, an esti-
mated 456,000 head were beef
mother cows on ranches. While
final losses are still being tallied,
South Dakota's Animal Industry
Board estimates up to 25,000
head may have perished in the
storm. This implies upwards to 5
percent of the region's cow herd
could have been lost in the bliz-
zard.
"To those not familiar with the
beef cow industry, a 5 percent loss
of beef cows in just one part of one
state might seem small, but the
economic impact on the region
and state are significant and will
be felt for some time," said Dar-
rell Mark, Adjunct Professor of
Economics at South Dakota State
University.
Mark added that the impact on
individual ranchers suffering the
losses is especially large.
"Some individual ranchers
have had confirmed losses of over
20 percent of their herd. Though
not verified through official re-
porting venues, many reports in-
dicate much higher losses,
exceeding 50 percent of herds in
some cases," Mark said.
Based on 2007 Census of Agri-
culture data, the average beef
cow herd size is about 155 head in
Northwest and West Central
South Dakota. Even a 10 percent
loss for such an average sized op-
eration would be about 16 head.
Given the high cull rates in re-
cent years, caused by drought
and high feed costs, it is expected
that many of the beef cows that
died in the storm would have
been young cows near the peak of
their productivity, Mark said.
"Current market prices for
good, young bred cows generally
range from $1,500 to $2,000 per
head and prices for pairs or cows
with calves at their side range
from $2,000 per pair to $2,500
per pair," Mark said.
So, he explained further, for an
average loss of 16 head of cows
conservatively valued at $1,500
per head, the total value of the
death loss is about $24,000.
"The rancher with a 20 percent
death loss having an average
herd size of 155 head could have
lost more than $46,500 in the
value of cows alone," Mark said.
"Of course, some ranches are
much larger than these averages
and lost 75 to 100 head of beef
cows - or more - which would be
valued from $112,000 to
$150,000. Financial losses of a
quarter million dollars or more to
an individual rancher are quite
possible in many situations, just
from the cows that died in the
storm."
The value of the lost beef cows
is only part of the financial im-
pact that ranchers will experi-
ence from this storm, explained
Rosie Nold, SDSU Extension Ag
& Natural Resources Program
Director, SDSU.
"In the short run, costs for re-
covery efforts will include fence
repairs and disposal of dead ani-
mals. Reports are also coming in
that there is death loss among
cows that survived the storm, and
calves have reduced immune
function, making them more sus-
ceptible to respiratory and other
diseases," Nold said.
In the longer run, Nold said re-
building herds will be more ex-
pensive, and in some cases,
difficult to achieve at the same
level of quality as before the bliz-
zard.
"Ranches affected by the storm
included both commercial cow-
calf operations and seedstock pro-
ducers. For all, fewer replace-
ment bred stock will be available
in the region, but also nation-
wide," Nold said.
She added that because total
beef cow numbers in the United
States are at the lowest level they
have been since the 1950's, high
quality breeding stock is in short
supply across the country.
"For some operations, seed-
stock in particular, breeding stock
with the desired genetics may not
be available or will be signifi-
cantly more expensive than the
average prices quoted above," she
said. "Prices for such high quality
breeding stock commonly range
from $3,000 to $10,000 per head,
but the value of losing decades
worth of genetic selection in a
herd is incalculable."
Looking at the entire financial
picture, Mark explained that
ranchers are likely to become
more leveraged as their asset
base decreased with lost cows and
their sales volume declined due to
loss of calves that were days or
weeks away from being sold.
"Ranchers' interest costs for
maintaining their remaining op-
eration, and possibly re-growing
their operation, will be higher as
well," he said. "Many of these
costs cannot be calculated until
more is known about the actual
size and scope of the losses in-
curred by these ranchers. Yet, it
is likely that some producers
hardest-hit by this storm could
become insolvent as they try to
recover."
Both Mark and Nold said that
the economic impact of the bliz-
zard will also be felt across the
state and regional cattle industry
as well as on Main Street busi-
nesses throughout western South
Dakota.
"Already tight feeder cattle
supplies have been further re-
duced by the storm. This may re-
sult in slightly higher prices
cattle feeders pay for feeder
calves and fewer cattle to place in
feedyards this fall and winter,"
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Mark said. "Already high prices
for high quality breeding stock
will be driven higher."
Additionally, Nold said the loss
of an estimated 25,000 head of
beef cows will not only have a
nearly $40 million direct and im-
mediate impact on ranchers who
owned the cows, but there will
also be other recovery expenses
and lost revenues for years to
come. The magnified indirect and
induced economic impacts will be
felt in the regional economy as
ranchers spend less money on
goods and services, which ulti-
mately will affect nearly all main
street businesses in the area.
There is hope.
Even today, three weeks after
the storm, Amy Cammack ques-
tions her actions as she worked to
protect her herd in the wake of an
imminent storm.
"I wonder why I didn't do some-
thing different," she says of her
decision to push a group of cows
into an old farm stead where she
thought they'd find shelter in old
buildings. But instead, the cows
drifted with the wind, piled up
and died along eight fence lines.
"If I'd left them where they were,
they may have drifted into a
neighbor's stackyard and the out-
come could have been different."
Amy and her husband, Gary
ranch and operate Cammack
Ranch Supply in Union Center.
Because of their ranch supply
business, they understand that
they are not alone in their loss of
cattle. Each day, they visit with
customers whose stories mirror
their own or are much worse.
"This goes beyond economics. I
don't know a single rancher, that
when he pulled over the hill on
horseback or snow mobile and
saw the carnage thought about
economic loss," said Gary, who
also serves as District 29 State
Representative. "Their first
thought was far from economics.
Their first thought was their re-
sponsibility to care for those ani-
mals. And there those animals
lay dead in a pile."
He added, that like his wife,
their next thought was, 'what
could I have done differently?'
Of all those impacted by the
storm, Gary is most concerned
about young cattle producers who
were just starting out; and then
he added, "young or old, if you see
50 to 80 percent of your herd and
equity lost within 48-hours, that
can be devastating."
David Koupal reiterates Gary's
statement. Koupal is an instruc-
tor for the South Dakota Center
for Farm/Ranch Management at
Mitchell Technical Institute.
Throughout the disaster, he
worked closely with SDSU Exten-
sion personnel and area ranchers
as a third-party verifier.
"You cry with them and under-
stand their pain," said Koupal,
also a cattle rancher. "And to-
gether you try to find a bright
spot among all the devastation -
like every time you find a live an-
imal or hear that some of your
cows that you thought were dead
are actually alive in the neigh-
bor's pasture 10 miles away."
He went on to share an experi-
ence that happened while he was
verifying hundreds of dead cows
on a ranch. The rancher spotted a
live cow and shook his head in
disbelief.
"The rancher began to tell me a
story about how in 1997 after a
blizzard, not as bad as this one,
but bad enough that he lost a lot
of cattle, there was a heifer calf
who survived. He nursed the
heifer through pneumonia that
winter and she had the first calf
that spring. The rancher named
that calf Hope," Koupal said.
"And that cow he spotted; she
was Hope. I retell this true story
to remind people that there is
still hope out there."
For many ranchers hope is
found within their neighbors and
friends, said David Ollila, SDSU
Extension Sheep Field Specialist
and a sheep and cattle producer
from Newell.
"This situation is certainly dis-
heartening and sad, but the spirit
of the American rancher lives on.
Dakota Ranchers
The organizations coordinating
the SD Rancher Relief Fund at
Black Hills Area Community
Foundation (BHACF) announced
that funds are available to meet
the immediate needs of ranchers
impacted by the blizzard of Octo-
ber 4-7, 2013. Livestock produc-
ers should call 2-1-1 or 1 877 708
4357 to request assistance.
"We want South Dakota ranch-
ers to know that assistance is
available for immediate needs
such as fuel, groceries, or even
travel for medical services," said
Lisa Adler of Lutheran Social
Services and President, South
Dakota VOAD (Voluntary Organ-
izations Active in Disaster). The
process for distributing addi-
tional funds to further assist
ranchers who have experienced
cattle losses will be developed
and announced as soon as possi-
ble.
ABOUT THE SOUTH
DAKOTA RANCHER
RELIEF FUND
The South Dakota Rancher Re-
lief Fund was established on Oc-
tober 8, 2013 by Black Hills Area
Community Foundation to pro-
vide support and relief assistance
to those in the agriculture indus-
try impacted by the blizzard of
October 4-7, 2013. The fund will
be administered by BHACF in co-
operation with the South Dakota
Stockgrowers Association, the
South Dakota Cattlemen's Asso-
ciation and the South Dakota
Sheep Growers Association for
the direct benefit of the livestock
producers impacted by this dev-
astating blizzard. Donations can
be sent to P.O. Box 231, Rapid
City, SD 57709 and online at
https://www.giveblackhills.org/27
677.
ABOUT SOUTH DAKOTA
VOAD
South Dakota VOAD is a net-
work of Voluntary Organizations
Active in Disaster that work to-
gether to foster efficient delivery
of resources to people affected by
disasters. The focus of South
Dakota VOAD is to facilitate co-
ordination, communication, coop-
eration and collaboration.
BLACK HILLS AREA COM-
MUNITY FOUNDATION
BHACF holds endowment
funds, as well as donor advised
funds and scholarship funds.
Through its tax-exempt charita-
ble status, BHACF enables peo-
ple with philanthropic interests
to easily and effectively support
the issues they care about and
programs that improve the qual-
ity of life in the Black Hills. Such
participation can occur immedi-
ately or over time through estate
planning. Since 2006, BHACF
has distributed more than $2.6
million in grants and scholar-
ships.
Individuals interested in learn-
ing more about the Black Hills
Area Community Foundation
should visit www.bhacf.org or
contact Regina Jahr, Executive
Director at bhcfoundation@rush-
more.com or by calling
605.718.0112.
Funds for SD Ranchers
available by calling 2-1-1
or 1-877-708-4357
Ranchers are resilient people and
will do what needs to be done,"
Ollila said. "Within the ranching
community we are helping each
other and doing what needs to be
done. Working together to help
our neighbors regardless of how
financially hurt we are."
To learn more about how the
blizzard impacted South Dakota
livestock producers, visit
iGrow.org. To donate to the
Rancher Relief Fund, visit
iGrow.org and link to the
Rancher Relief Fund. For assis-
tance or to volunteer, call 211 or
1-877-708-4357 to reach the Vol-
unteers Organized Against Disas-
ter.
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Duane and Daphne Kolb with daughter Stephanie; Cathy and Les Johnson with daughter Charlotte; Dawn and Don McKinstry
with daughter Lenae; Eric and Mindy Arneson with daughter Sydney.
Senior volleyball players play final game on home court
Agricultural producers working
their way through Atlas Blizzard
recovery may find help through
the USDA says Jeff Zimprich,
State Conservationist, USDA
Natural Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS), Huron. “We’re
open and here to help. Blizzard
recovery is far greater than any
one organization or agency.
NRCS’ professional conservation
services can help farmers and
ranchers pull through the devas-
tation caused by Atlas.”
The NRCS specialists offer free
on-site consultations for various
facets of grazing and livestock
management explains Zimprich.
“We can help people survey their
needs related to soils information
and technical practice standards
for carcass disposal or livestock
burials to protect water quality
through our Animal Mortality Fa-
cility practice. We have technical
and financial assistance to help
producers to replace destroyed
fences, shelterbelts or other con-
servation practices damaged by
the storm.”
“Technical assistance is free
and help is available right now
for South Dakota,” says Zimprich.
Disaster financial assistance
through the Environmental Qual-
ity Incentives Program (EQIP)
provides opportunity for early-
start waivers. The first step, Zim-
prich says, is to contact the NRCS
at their local USDA Service Cen-
ter. Producers need to sign an ap-
plication to be ready for the next
NRCS help for blizzard recovery
funding cut off and application
ranking date which is November
15, 2013.
The NRCS’ EQIP is our main
Farm Bill conservation financial
assistance program that can help
address needs explains Zimprich.
EQIP is continuous signup and is
instrumental in helping ranchers
with needs related to water qual-
ity and quantity. “In the Atlas
situation, financial assistance
through EQIP can help with con-
servation practices such as new
water development if the current
water source is becoming contam-
inated or if a contaminated water
source must be fenced out to pre-
vent disease or other complica-
tions.”
Student creativity
could unleash a
$750 prize
Telling the story of South
Dakota’s healthcare workforce
shortage or cleverly promoting
healthcare careers could produce
a cash prize for high school stu-
dents.
The 2014 Healthcare Video
Contest is underway. South
Dakota students, grades 9
through 12, are encouraged to
create a short video addressing
health career shortages or boost-
ing health career awareness.
In the decade leading up to
2020, more than 8,000 new
healthcare workers will be
needed in South Dakota. There
will be a 17 percent decrease in
high school graduates between
2002 and 2018. By the year 2025,
the number of elderly in South
Dakota will double. This creates
a challenging situation to meet
potential growing demand with a
declining supply of workers.
Videos will be judged on four
criteria: educational value, enter-
tainment value, originality and
content. Videos are to be 5 min-
utes or less with no more than
five participants per team.
Cash prizes will be awarded for
the top three teams in each cate-
gory: first, $750; second, $500;
and third, $250.
The contest is sponsored by the
SD Association of Health Care
Organizations, the SD Health-
care Workforce Center and Yank-
ton Rural Area Health Education
Center (YRAHEC). Entries will
focus on one of two categories:
healthcare workforce shortage in
South Dakota or the promotion of
healthcare careers.
The contest aims to bring a
greater awareness to high school
students, their peers and others
about the demand for healthcare
workers in the state.
Contact your high school coun-
selor or health science teacher for
more information. Also visit
www.yrahec.org for contest de-
tails, forms and rules. Telephone
YRAHEC at 605-655-1400. Entry
deadline to YRAHEC is January
6, 2014.
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Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m.
Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 7:30 p.m.
Church of Christ
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Dana Lockhart
Sat. evening services • GR Luth. - 4:00 p.m. •American - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday morning services •Rosebud - 8:00 a.m. • Indian Creek - 10:30 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church
South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor David Moench
Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: - Morristown - 4:45 p.m., Lemmon 7:15 p.m.
Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Bison - 11:00 a.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church
Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 for all ages
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Reva • Sunday School 9:45 a.m. for all ages
•Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Prairie City
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m.
Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Church Services
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A Better Place
“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings
and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good,
and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there
is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for
all men—the testimony given in its proper time.” (1 Timothy 2:1-6)
“What can I do to make this world a better place?” A quick look at the sad, scary state of the current events,
both local and worldwide, can lead one to wonder, “Is there really anything I can do that will make a
difference?” Today Paul says, “Yes. To pray.” Paul urges us to pray for everyone. He urges us to pray for our
spouses, our children, our family members, our friends, our neighbors, our countrymen, and for all people
around the world. Do you want to make things better? Pray to the almighty Triune LORD who promises to
hear the prayers of his believers.
Pray, Paul says, especially for all those in authority. Pray for our local authorities and our national
authorities. And pray for kings and authorities around the world. It may not always be easy. Do you find it
difficult to pray for the tyrants and thugs of the world? Do you find it difficult to pray for the leaders you don’t
agree with? Remember, the Roman emperor when Paul wrote these words was Nero, a vicious and villainous
Caesar. He was a man who eliminated his opposition, a man who had his own mother and wife murdered. He
was a man who actively persecuted the Christian church. Yet our risen Lord Jesus still made his bride, the
Christian Church flourish.
Whether it is the authorities at home or abroad, Paul doesn’t say, “Ridicule them.” He doesn’t say, “Put them
down.” He doesn’t say, “Make sure everyone knows their faults.” He doesn’t say, “Try to understand them.” He
says, “Pray for them.” Pray for them so we can live peaceful and quiet lives. When we live peaceful and quiet
lives, we can live in all Christian godliness and holiness. Since our Triune God wants all people to be saved.
God wants all people to hear, to believe the gospel of his crucified and risen Son Jesus. God wants all people to
come to the a knowledge of the truth, that by faith in Jesus as your only Savior, you have eternal life. Not even
death can separate you from his love. This is not just any truth, but the only gospel truth that Jesus Christ is
the only mediator between God and man. It’s the truth that Jesus Christ is the one who has established peace
between our holy God and sinful man by his substitutional death and resurrection. It’s the truth that Jesus
Christ is the One who opened the door to heaven for all. Whoever believes Jesus receives heavenly glory. He
did that by giving himself as a ransom, by taking your sins upon himself, by offering his body on the cross for
your sins. Life with Jesus—that’s what truly makes this world a better place. Yet, Jesus did say that this sinful
world will be worse before he returns. So do not go looking for heaven on earth, we will never find it because
of sin. So let Jesus give you heaven while you live on this sinful earth, until he takes you home to glory.
We pray: LORD God, guide and bless all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all
godliness and holiness, trusting your Son Jesus is my living Savior. Then guide and bless us as we proclaim
Jesus, the difference-maker for this life and for eternity. Amen.
Pastors Perspective
Pastor Gerhardt H. Juergens, Christ Lutheran Church, Bison, SD
Obituary
Funeral services for Herbert J.
“Herb” Kolb, age 88, of Bison,
South Dakota, were held at 10:00
a.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013
at the American Lutheran
Church in Bison, South Dakota
Rev. Dana Lockhart officiated.
Burial was at 3:00 p.m. on Mon-
day, October 28, at the Black
Hills National Cemetery near
Sturgis, South Dakota. Military
Honors were afforded by the
Rogers-Smith American Legion
Post #255 of Bison and the Stur-
gis Veterans Honor Guard.
Herbert Jacob Kolb was born
on January 2, 1925 in a sod house
in Richland Township, southwest
of Bison, South Dakota. He was
the twelfth child of Gottlieb and
Katherine (Oberlander) Kolb.
Herb attended Daviston School
and then Bison High School. Fol-
lowing his schooling he worked
on the family farm and also
sheared sheep and drove truck
for Hans Hyland.
He was inducted into the US
Army Air Force on June 30, 1945
at Fr. Snelling, MN. He spent
time stationed in Denver, CO,
Amarillo, TX and Salt Lake City,
UT. He was honorably discharged
on November 10, 1946 at Hill
Field, Odgen, UT.
Returning from the service,
Herb purchased land and started
farming with his brother, Alvin.
He was united in marriage to
Jessie Poseley in 1948. To this
union two daughters were born,
Salli and Vicki. He continued
farming and also enjoyed partici-
pating in rodeos as a bull rider
and a team roper.
In 1960 Herb and Jessie bought
the Hans Hyland land in Bison
and moved to Bison and built a
new house in 1963. He began
working for Bison as the city cop
and in 1968 he was elected as the
Perkins County Sheriff. He
served as a peace officer for six-
teen years and continued to farm
and ranch during that time.
Herb enjoyed rodeos, and was
producer of the Bison Gala Days
Rodeo for 15 years. He also loved
trail rides, and many times was
the cook for the chuckwagon as
the men trailed cattle around the
area. His greatest joy was horses.
He kept scrapbooks of all the
horses and their pedigrees that
he had raised and bred over the
years. Herb also loved playing
cards, especially pinochle. He was
also proud that he obtained his
GED from the US Army as he had
to leave school in 1941 due to the
death of his father.
He was a member of the Amer-
ican Lutheran church in Bison
and the Bison American Legion.
Herb passed away on Thursday
morning, October 24, 2013 at the
Five Counties Nursing Home in
Lemmon, SD.
He is survived by his daughter,
Salli Blazey, Bison, SD; son-in-
law, Doug Young, Isabel, SD;
three grandchildren, Tyler and
Nikki Blazey and Trey Young;
two brothers, Walter (Jeanette)
Kolb, Spearfish, SD and Albert
(Berniece) Kolb, Spokane, WA;
one sister, Edna Martin,
Spearfish, SD ; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Herb was preceded in death by
his parents; his wife, Jessie Kolb
on March 29, 2013; one daughter,
Vicki Young; five brothers,
Theodore, Lee, Art, Alvin and
Herbert J. “Herb” Kolb
Reinhold Kolb; and four sisters,
Martha Sperle, Alma Kail, Emma
Lutz and Helen Sperle.
Visitation was one hour prior to
services at the church on Monday
morning.
Condolences may be sent
through our website at
www. evansonj ensenfuneral-
home.com.
STATE OF SOUTH
DAKOTA IN
CIRCUIT COURT
COUNTY OF
PERKINS FOURTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
Case No. CIV 13-22
Brian and Dana Scholz, Husband
and Wife, Plaintiffs,
vs.
WW Grigsby; Mahota Grigsby;
CN Ross, AKA Charles Niell Ross;
and all other persons
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
TO DEFENDANTS
unknown claiming any estate or
interest in, or encumbrance upon
the property described in the
Complaint, whether as heirs, de-
visees, legatees or Personal Rep-
resentatives of the aforemen-
tioned parties or as holding any
claim adverse to Plaintiffs’ owner-
ship or any cloud upon Plaintiffs’
title thereto,
Defendants.
THE STATE OF
SOUTH DAKOTA TO THE
ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:
YOU ARE HEREBY summoned and
required to answer the Complaint of
the Plaintiffs in the above entitled ac-
tion 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 Plaintiffs will take
judgment against you by default for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
Dated at Hettinger, North Dakota this
23rd day of September, 2013.
/s/Eric M. Hardy
Eric M. Hardy, # 4013
Crane Roseland Hardy, PC
Attorneys for Plaintiffs
P.O. Box 390
Hettinger, North Dakota 58639
(701) 567-2418
NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS
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 fol-
lowing described land, situated in the
County of Perkins and State of South
Dakota, to-wit:
TOWNSHIP 23 NORTH, RANGE 12
East of the BHM, PERKINS COUNTY,
SD
SECTION 28: SE¼
and to determine all adverse claims
thereto, and that no personal claim is
made against you.
/s/Eric M. Hardy
Eric M. Hardy, #4013
Crane Roseland Hardy, PC
Attorneys for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 390
Hettinger, ND 58639
(701) 567-2418
crhlaw@ndsupernet.com
[Published October 31, 2013; Novem-
ber 7, 2013; November 14, 2013; No-
vember 21, 2013 at a total
approximate cost of $121.54.]
16 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 31, 2013
Bison Town Board
EMERGENCY
MEETING
Friday, October 11, 2013
5:30 p.m. City Hall
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL:
Chairman Juell Chapman called an
emergency meeting of the Bison Town
Board to order on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.
at City Hall. Other trustees present:
Matt Butsavage and David Kopren.
Mike Lockert and Luke Clements were
absent. Finance Officer Beth Hulm
was also absent.
ALL ACTION IN THE FOLLOWING
MINUTES CARRIED BY UNANI-
MOUS VOTE UNLESS OTHERWISE
STATED.
SPIKING PERMIT FOR BISON
BAR: 019-2013 – Kopren moved, sec-
onded by Butsavage to approve an
emergency spiking permit for Bison
Bar, allowing them to serve beer at
Mom’s Place during the time that extra
crews are in town assisting Grand
Electric with emergency repairs as a
result of Storm Atlas, which occurred
on Oct. 4-5. Carried.
ORDINANCE 2013-2: 020-2013 – Ko-
pren moved, seconded by Butsavage to
approve the first reading of Ordinance
2013-2, an ordinance establishing pro-
cedure for the issuance and regulation
of special permits for consumption of
alcoholic beverages on public property
owned by nonprofit corporations
within the Town of Bison, to include a
$100 permit fee. Carried.
ADJOURNMENT: Chairman Chap-
man adjourned the meeting at 5:40
p.m.
NEXT MEETING:
The next regular meeting has been
rescheduled to Wednesday, Oct. 16 at
6:00 p.m. at City Hall.
ATTEST:
APPROVED:
Juell Chapman, Chairman
Juell Chapman, Acting Sec’y.
[Published October 31, 2013at a total
approximate cost of $19.83.]
Bison Town Board
Wednesday Oct. 16, 2013
6:00 p.m. City Hall
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL:
Chairman Juell Chapman called the
re-scheduled regular monthly meeting
of the Town Board of Bison to order at
6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.
Other trustees - Matt Butsavage and
David Kopren were present. Luke
Clements and Mike Lockert were ab-
sent. Others present: Mike Tietz, Paul
Thares, James and Marci Sandgren;
employees Heath McKinstry and Beth
Hulm; and Arlis Seim, press.
THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
WAS RECITED BY ALL.
ALL ACTION IN THE FOLLOWING
MINUTES CARRIED BY UNANI-
MOUS VOTE UNLESS OTHERWISE
STATED.
DENR – MIKE TIETZ was first up on
the agenda. He came from Rapid City
to discuss an issue regarding contami-
nated soil discovered during excava-
tion for the new storm sewer. He
assured that there isn’t a lot of risk in-
volved but that DENR will install 10
monitor wells throughout the down-
town area to insure that there isn’t
more contamination. He estimated 400
yards of contaminated soil that needs
to be removed from the area and that
BL Contracting will haul it away.
DENR will cover most of the cost of
moving the dirt and of the disposal at
Northwest South Dakota Regional
Landfill under a grant agreement,
which is an 80/20% cost share with the
Town of Bison.
SDSU EXTENSION – PAUL
THARES asked for time on the
agenda to introduce himself to trustees
as a field specialist for the Regional
Extension office in Lemmon. He pro-
vided each trustee with a packet of ma-
terial about the various programs
available through his office.
MINUTES: 112-2013 - Kopren moved,
seconded by Butsavage to approve the
minutes of the regular September 9
meeting, as presented. Carried. 113-
2013 – Kopren moved, seconded by
Butsavage to approve the minutes of
the Sept. 23 special meeting, as cor-
rected. Carried.
FINANCIAL REPORT – 114-2013 –
Chapman moved, seconded by Kopren
to approve the financial statement as
presented. Carried.
STATUS REPORT: Trustees re-
viewed McKinstry’s written status re-
port with him. The complete report is
on file at City Hall. Pick-up for tree
branches and white goods will begin
immediately (on October 17) through
Friday, October 25, 2013.
DELEGATION: None.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Airport Pavement Maintenance:
115-2013 - Butsavage moved, seconded
by Kopren to authorize Chairman
Chapman to sign the 2012 Pavement
Maintenance State Financial Assis-
tance Agreement for the airport run-
way. Carried.
ROW easement – Eric Kahler: Post-
poned.
Rescind previous motion: 116-2013
– Chapman moved, seconded by Ko-
pren to rescind motion 097-2013, dated
Sept. 9, because the anticipated receipt
of all grant money was already bud-
geted as part of the appropriations or-
dinance for 2013.
NEW BUSINESS
Street issues - James and Marci
Sandgren: The Sandgrens voiced dis-
pleasure about changes in the original
storm sewer proposal, specifically re-
garding an asphalt surface on West
Main St., which was changed to chip
sealing due to lack of available fund-
ing; and about delays in the project
that created impassable conditions for
that street for, what they felt, was too
long. Next, they addressed ap-
proaches/culverts for the same street
and said that they want to keep their
family bridge vs. having a culvert in-
stalled at the end of their driveway.
They are also unhappy that the town
purchased the lot across the street
from their property to build a road
through to West Carr St. M. Sandgren,
owner of Perkins County Title Co. in
the business district on the south side
of Main St., asked to be included in the
curb and gutter project.
Don’s Electric – quotes: Quotes re-
ceived from Don’s Electric for several
small electrical jobs.
November meeting date: The regu-
lar November meeting will be held as
scheduled on Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day.
SD-DOT fuel system engineering
grant: 117-2013 – Kopren moved, sec-
onded by Butsavage to authorize
Chairman Chapman to sign The State
Financial Assistance Grant, 3-46-0003-
008-2013, for the engineering of a new
fuel system at Bison Municipal Air-
port. Carried.
WRCTC Annual Meeting Delegate:
118-2013 – Kopren moved, seconded
by Chapman to appoint Matthew But-
savage as the Town of Bison’s delegate
to WRCTC’s Annual Meeting and Juell
Chapman as his alternate. Carried.
CORRESPONDENCE: Perkins
County Comprehensive Planning com-
mittee will host an open house for the
public on Thursday, Oct. 24 in the
Bentley Building; and, Perkins County
Rural Water will hold their annual
meeting on Friday, Nov. 15 in their
Main Street office. Follow-up letters
were received and reviewed from An-
drew Bruels, DENR, following his
Sept. 24 inspection of the storm sewer
project; and from Kevin Elliott, DENR,
as a result of his Aug. 28 routine in-
spection of the Town of Bison’s re-
stricted use site. Virginia Green, agent
at Hibner Ins., sent a letter regarding
group health insurance for city em-
ployees. Hulm is to ask her to quote
the fulltime employees. Dakota Supply
Group notified trustees that they will
no longer be an authorized distributor
for Badger Meter products. Black Hills
Council sent notification that the Town
is nearing the maximum engineering
of $150,000 as specified in the storm
sewer contract.
OPEN FORUM: Trustees denied a re-
quest from Bison Commercial Club to
close West Main St. for one hour on
Nov. 2 for hayrides because the street
is currently under construction.
CLAIMS: The following claims were
presented and approved for payment.
Sept. payroll by department: Fin.
Admin - $798; Streets - $1,189.07; Air-
port, $61; West Nile, $56; Parks, $443;
Library, $753.27, Bar - $4,926.37;
Water - $935.07; Sewer – 615.93; Solid
Waste - $1,422.33. Total FICA,
$998.34; Health Ins, $500; SDRS,
$629.88; Supp. Retirement, $85; Bison
Bar – reimburse, $1,085.50; Bison
Courier, publishing, $56.70; Bison
Food, supp., $55.85; Bison Grain Co.,
supp/repairs, $494; Bison Imp, re-
pairs/maint, $284.43; Bison School, re-
imburse, $495.53; Coca Cola, supp.,
$127.85; Dakota Feed, supp, $476.84;
DPFCU, util/supp/postage, $358.28;
Dept. of Rev., sales tax, $1,612.53;
G&O, supp., $126.40; Grand Electric,
util/repairs, $2,451.06; HD Water-
works, repairs/maint, $97.58; Het-
tinger Candy, supp., $1675.25; Jerome
Bev., beer, $1,494.75; Johnson Bros.,
on/off sale/misc, $1,971.44; KLJ Eng.,
prof fees, $1,737.63; KBM Engineer-
ing, $7,730.22; MTLV, supp., $223; NW
Bev., beer, $1,871.30; NWSDRLA, prof.
fees, $2,164.50; One Call, prof fees,
$15.75; Pepsi, supp., $413.65; PCRWS,
water, $6,166.40; Republic, on/off sale
and misc, $1,819.75; Rushmore Office,
supp., $354.85; S&S, supp., $427.70;
Servall, prof. fees, $102.99; Town of
Bison, petty cash, $47.05; WRCTC,
util., $264.27.
Chapman adjourned the meeting at
8:45 p.m.
Next Meeting: November 11 at 6:00
p.m. in City Hall.
ATTEST:
APPROVED:
Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer
Juell Chapman, Chairman
[Published October 31, 2013 at a total
approximate cost of $73.44.]
We had almost a whole week of
fall before winter returned this
Monday. I got my root vegetables
dug and the hoses, sprinklers,
garden tools and lawnmowers
stored away. Now if we had all the
downed tree branches hauled out
of the yard, we’d almost be ready
for winter!
Tuesday was the annual meet-
ing of the High Plains Western
Heritage Center in Spearfish at
the Heritage Center. Our vice
president, Loren Christensen,
has been a director for several
years. This year Loren decided to
step away and let someone else
fill his spot, so Mick Harrison was
elected to be the new vice presi-
dent.
We lost more old friends this
week. Dora (Bohnsack) Johnson,
96, from Reeder, ND, passed
away Saturday, October 19th at
the Edgewood Vista Assisted Liv-
ing Center in Billings. Dora’s fu-
neral was Saturday in Reeder
with burial at the Rose Hill
Cemetery.
Vivian "Sis" (Anderson)
Nichols, 89, passed away on Sun-
day, October 20th at Fountain
Springs Healthcare in Rapid City.
Sis’ funeral was held on Monday
in Reeder and she was also buried
in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Herb Kolb, 89, passed away on
Thursday morning, October 24,
2013 at the Five Counties Nurs-
ing Home in Lemmon. Herb’s fu-
neral was also on Monday in
Bison and he was buried with
Military Honors at the Black
Hills National Cemetery near
Sturgis.
Herb was real cowboy and a
dear friend who took over the city
cop job in Bison from my father
during my last year in high
school. Every Sunday morning
Herb would come up to our café
where I was waiting tables and,
with that big grin of his, let me
know exactly what time I’d gotten
home on Saturday night. Never
once was he wrong! My sister and
I tried to spot Herb when we
came home late, but we never
could locate him.
A year after I was out of high
school I came home one day and
Mom sent me down to the grocery
store to pick up something for the
cafe. My sister Judy had just got-
ten a new-to-her Volkswagen and
I drove it downtown. After picking
up the groceries, I got back in the
Volkswagen and couldn’t figure
out how to put it in reverse to
back away from the curb, so I just
drove up on the sidewalk and
turned the car around... just as
Herb drove by. He pulled me over,
heard what my problem was and
chewed me out before he ex-
plained to me that I needed to
push down on the shift lever to
get it in reverse. And he grinned
all the time he was reprimanding
me!
Herb was later elected as the
Perkins County Sheriff and hon-
orably served that office for six-
teen years. Rest in peace old
friend, you served Perkins
County well.
If you didn’t get around to send-
ing your comments to USFW to
take wolves off the Endangered
Species list you’ve been given
more time. I’ll share this notice
with you so you can get your com-
ments sent:
Fish and Wildlife Service today
announced rescheduled dates for
the remainder of a series of public
hearings on two proposed rules —
one to list the Mexican wolf as an
endangered subspecies and delist
the gray wolf elsewhere, and the
other to improve recovery efforts
for the Mexican wolf in the South-
west. Comment period deadlines
also are extended until December
17 to allow the hearings to take
place within the public comment
periods on the proposed rules. A
formal notice of these hearings
Grand River Roundup ....................... By Betty Olson
and the extension of the comment
period will appear in the Federal
Register on October 28.
To learn more about the pro-
posed rules, view the draft Fed-
eral Register notice with the
details of the public hearings, and
for links to submit comments to
the public record, visit
www.fws.gov/home/wolfrecovery
And speaking of predators, Trig
killed a coyote right after the big
blizzard and Casey shot two coy-
otes on Saturday. So far our guard
dogs have been able to keep the
predators away from the sheep,
but there are so many coyotes,
wolves and mountain lions
around here that it’s only a mat-
ter of time before we lose live-
stock. The GF&P trappers are
stretched way too thin and right
now Perkins County is without a
trapper, although a new one has
been hired to take over in Decem-
ber.
Halloween is coming so I’d like
to share this scary story Todd
Trask sent me a few years ago:
A BUMP IN THE NIGHT
A man was walking home alone
late one foggy night, when behind
him he hears:
BUMP… BUMP… BUMP…
Walking faster, he looks back
and through the fog he makes out
the image of an upright casket
banging its way down the middle
of the street toward him.
BUMP… BUMP… BUMP…
Terrified, the man begins to run
toward his home, the casket
bouncing quickly behind him.
FASTER… FASTER…
BUMP… BUMP… BUMP…
He runs up to his door, fumbles
with his keys, opens the door,
rushes in, slams and locks the
door behind him. However, the
casket crashes through his door,
with the lid of the casket clap-
ping… clappity-BUMP… clap-
pity-BUMP… clappity-BUMP…
on his heels, the terrified man
runs.
Rushing upstairs to the bath-
room, the man locks himself in.
His heart is pounding; his head is
reeling; his breath is coming in
sobbing gasps.
With a loud CRASH the casket
breaks down the door. Bumping
and clapping toward him.
The man screams and reaches
for something, anything, but all
he can find is a bottle of cough
syrup!
Desperate, he throws the cough
syrup at the casket and . . . hope-
fully you're ready for this?
The coffin stops!!!
The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 31, 2013 • 17
18 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 31, 2013
Rosebud News...By Tiss Treib
Albert and Bridget Keller and
the boys were among those who
were supper guests of Lester and
Sharon Longwood to help Duane
Harris celebrate his birthday
Monday evening.
Duane Harris and Albert
Keller went to Tim and JoAnne
Seim’s Tuesday and brought
home a pay loader. Tim and
JoAnne Seim were brief visitors
of Albert and Bridget Keller and
boys. Duane Harris was a supper
guest of Albert and Bridget Keller
and boys and celebrated his
birthday again.
Albert Keller returned to work
near Williston Wednesday.
Saturday, Bridget Keller and
boys went into Lemmon for John
and Brenda Merriman’s 40th
wedding anniversary celebration
at the Legion.
Duane and Dawn Harris were
Saturday supper guests of Brid-
get Keller and boys and they
carved pumpkins.
Tiss Treib visited with Carol
Mattis and family in Hettinger
several times during the week.
Tiss Treib attended worship at
Rosebud Sunday morning, then
visited with Esther Johnson and
Dorena Wiechmann before mak-
ing a brief trip to Hettinger and
returned home.
Gary Johnson helped Tiss Treib
gather cattle Sunday afternoon.
Monday morning, Ken Krisle
stopped in and had a coffee break
with Thelma Sandgren. Brady
Ham loaded out several loads of
cattle and Thelma served lunch
to Brady, Justin Seidel, Dale
Johnson and Darin Peterson. A
very interesting day.
Thursday, Steve Sandgren’s
roofing crew came out and
cleaned up the Sandgren yard -
Thank you boys. In the afternoon
Thelma went and had cappuccino
with Shirley Johnson.
Friday was Thelma’s usual day
in Hettinger and what a day it
was. Jim and Patsy Miller and
Thelma all won a prize at the
Senior Center Pinochle party.
Steve Sandgren stopped in on
Saturday as he was hunting with
Joel Deutscher. Jim Miller
stopped in briefly for a goodie
break.
Saturday evening, Tiss Treib
picked Thelma Sandgren up and
we went to Summerville for the
ribs special – so good.
Sunday morning, Thelma
Sandgren went to church at Rose-
bud and then drove to Lemmon
and joined Lennice Parker and
attended church with her. They
then went to the Calvary
Lutheran Fall dinner. Thelma
then visited at Steve Sandgren’s
before returning home.
LaVonne Foss and Shirley
Johnson traveled to Lemmon
Wednesday.
Tim and JoAnne Seim called on
Lester and Sharon Longwood
Sunday afternoon.
Justin, Jo and Jacob Seim were
Sunday dinner guests of Tim and
JoAnne Seim.
Adam Block of Rochester, MN
was a Friday visitor of Nolan and
Linda Seim and family.
Jim and Patsy Miller, Christi
Miller and Zabrina and Chet An-
derson were Sunday visitors of
Nolan and Linda Seim.
Pheasant hunters from Alaska,
Pierre, Huron and the Black Hills
hunted pheasants at the Frey
ranch.
Jim Schmidt hunted at the
Frey ranch Saturday and Sunday.
Meadow News .........By Tiss Treib
Katie and Kelly Schopp visited
with Fred and Bev Schopp Satur-
day afternoon.
Carolyn Petik visited with
Irene Young in Lemmon on Tues-
day afternoon.
Carolyn Petik visited with
Ernestine Miller on Wednesday
afternoon.
Carolyn Petik attended the
CAVA Soup and Sandwich supper
on Friday evening and on Satur-
day she helped with "Moms &
Kids" at Hope Church.
Jeri Lynn Bakken, Mirandi
Bakken and Irene Young were
Sunday dinner and afternoon
guests at Jerry and Carolyn
Petik's.
Ben Lewis of Rapid City spent
a couple days with Art and Mari-
lyn Christman.
LOST
Lost: a set of keys on a pink clip.
If found call 244-5206 or 244-
7188.
B20-1tc
WANTED
Wanted: Part-time cook/wait-
ress/bartender at Smoky’s in
Meadow. 788-2976.
B20-1tc
FOR SALE
For Sale: 3 bedroom 2 bath home
with landscaped yard on 4 lots.
Serious inquiries only 244-7214
or 490-7712.
B20-tfn
For Sale: Several nice refrigera-
tors with warranties. Del’s, Exit
63, Box Elder, SD, 390-9810.
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Christmas is coming! Cro-
cheted dishrags, pot scrubbers,
embroidered towels, crocheted
caps, scarves, soup mixes. See
Arlis at the Bison Courier.
B18-tfn
THANK YOU
I would like to send a thank you
to all the individuals and the
local businesses for welcoming
me to the lovely town of Bison. I
was very surprised when I re-
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ceived a large bag filled with a lit-
tle something from everyone. I
feel very blessed to be included
into such a wonderful community.
Thank you! I would also like to
thank John & Lorraine Blosmo
for letting Joesy and I stay there
during the storm. A person can
never have too many friends.
Much Appreciated!!
Joesy & Sara Hauser
A big thank you to the Bison &
Hettinger Ambulance crews for
the lift to the hospitals. Appreci-
ate all the calls, prayers, cards
and food brought over from fam-
ily & friends. Live every day as
it’s your last.
Nate Skjoldal
The family of Millie Richter
would like to thank everyone for
the kindness shown to us during
this difficult time. Thank you for
all of the prayers, cards, phone
calls, food, flowers and hugs, all
your acts of kindness will not be
forgotten.
May God bless you.
Fred Richter
Susan & Jack Voller
Penny & Mike Lemburg and
Family
Lyle Richter and Family
Cherie & Tim Leibel and Family
EMPLOYMENT
IMMEDIATE OPENING. Duties
include but not limited to, bulk
delivery of fuel. CDL, Hazmat re-
quired. Will train. Farmers Oil
Company, Orient SD. Informa-
tion, Don, 392-2424.
FULL TIME JACKSON
COUNTY HIGHWAY Depart-
ment Worker. Truck driver,
heavy equipment operator, light
equipment operator. Experience
preferred, but will train. CDL re-
quired, or to be obtained in six
months. Pre-employment drug
and alcohol screening required.
Benefits package. Applications /
resumes accepted. Information
(605) 837-2410 or (605) 837 –
2422 Fax (605) 837-2447.
THE AWARD WINNING Cham-
berlain/Oacoma SUN has an im-
mediate opening for a full-time
reporter interested in covering
community news in the Cham-
berlain, South Dakota commu-
nity. Offering a competitive wage
and benefit package. Applicants
qualified in writing, and photog-
raphy should apply to publisher
Lucy Halverson at lucy@lcher-
ald.com or mail resume to PO
BOX 518, Presho, SD 57544.
HEAD COOK for Edgemont
School District. 9-month posi-
tion, approximately 26
hours/week. Four day week. Ben-
efits. Responsible for inventory,
menu planning, record keeping
and supervising several employ-
ees. Computer skills needed and
some heavy lifting will be re-
quired. Wages depending on ex-
perience. Contact Dave Cortney
(605) 662-7254, email Dave.Cort-
ney@edgemont.k12.sd.us.
DENTAL ASSISTANT: Delta
Dental Dakota Smiles Mobile
Dental program is seeking a Den-
tal Assistant to join a dedicated
team of professionals in a mobile
dentistry environment. This pro-
gram aims to improve oral health
for South Dakotans in need of
care. Responsibilities will in-
clude: providing chair side assis-
tance, taking x-rays, patient
charting, and equipment sterili-
zation. In addition, the dental as-
sistant is responsible for greeting
patients, preparing for treat-
ment, and providing back-up sup-
port to other staff when needed.
This position is based out of the
Pierre Delta Dental office how-
ever the mobile staff is required
to travel across the state during
the work week. Applicant must
have graduated from an accred-
ited dental assisting education
program or equivalent training is
preferred. Required CPR & x-ray
certification will be provided if
not already obtained. Competi-
tive salary and benefits including
health, dental, vision, and 401k.
Email cover letter, resume and
professional references to sum-
mer.sporrer@deltadentalsd.com
or for more information please
contact Carrie Mikkonen at 605-
494-2549. You can also access the
job description and submit online
at www.deltadentalsd.com.
FOR SALE BY BID
SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR
SALE: 1979 John Deere 4440
Quad/Power shift tractor, Hours:
8290, Form: Sealed Bid, Dead-
line: November 8th 2013, 5 pm,
Bid Opening: November 12th,
2013 7:00 p.m. Contact informa-
tion: Daryl Sieverding 605-661-
5268, Town of Humboldt, PO Box
72, Humboldt, SD 57035.
LOG HOMES
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders
representing Golden Eagle Log
Homes, building in eastern, cen-
tral, northwestern South & North
Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-
2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-
5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes
.com.
MISCELLANEOUS
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$14.95/month (where available.)
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