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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
Volume 31
Number 13
September 12, 2013
Includes Tax
What’s inside
Sock Hop
page 4
Cardinal sports
page 6
Page 14
Come balance your mind, body
and spirit! Work your way
through fitness, nutrition and
wellness stations and become a
healthier you inside and out.
Girls will pamper themselves
while learning about the impor-
tance of making healthy choices.
GSLE Outcome(s): Girls gain
practical life skills, Girls advocate
for themselves and others, locally
and globally.
Important: Bring a water bot-
tle and wear comfortable clothes
to workout in, socks and tennis
shoes. Girls will rotate through
age appropriate stations; with
girls who are the same age level.
For information contact Stacy
Kvale at 244-7536.
October 5, 2013 from 1 p.m. –
4 p.m. at the Bison School Gym-
nasium; 200 East Carr St., Bison,
SD 57620
For the first time the South-
west District of Dakota Horizons
By Beth Hulm
Months of budget planning ended
last Tuesday for County Commis-
sioners who now have a budget in
place for 2014.
The process began in May, when
the county board met in Lemmon
and scheduled appointments with
various entities in that area. Since
then, they’d entertained many vis-
itors in their board room in Bison
to listen to budgeting requests, in
addition to going over each county
department’s line items with a fine
tooth comb.
After publishing the provisional
budget there were still changes to
be made before the formal adop-
tion last week.
Chris Block, Lemmon adminis-
trator for Arrow Public Transit,
came in to ask the five-man board
to reconsider her request. Origi-
nally, Block had asked for $8,000
to use towards match money to op-
erate the bus service. Commission-
ers had cut that budget back to
$6,000. Block won her battle be-
cause the extra $2,000, when
matched, brings more money into
the county. Commissioner Wayne
Henderson commented, “It’s really
an important service.”
Highway Superintendent Tracy
Buer is going to get the two new
snow plows that he wants. He’ll
order two Mack trucks at the same
time, piggybacking off of a San-
born County bid, but one will be
paid for out of his remaining 2013
equipment budget and the other
out of the new 2014 budget.
The Macks were not the low bid
in Sanborn County but commis-
sioners there, like Buer, believed it
fit the specs better than the lower
bid. Buer termed the Macks “the
best investment” because they are
proven to “stand the test of time.”
continued on page 3
New budget finalized
for Perkins County
The annual District 1 Fall Con-
vention of the South Dakota Amer-
ican Legion will be held Sunday,
September 22, 2013 in Little Eagle
for Legionnaires from Butte,
Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Cor-
son, Dewey, Perkins and Ziebach
The Legion business session will
begin at 1:00 p.m. in the upstairs
of the Little Eagle American Le-
gion Post Home. A joint meeting
with Legion and Auxiliary will be
at 11 a.m. and a lunch to follow at
12:00 noon.
State Commander Rick Mac-
Donald of Hermosa will conduct
the meeting and will outline his
“Together We Can” program for
the 2013-2014 American Legion
year. State Commander MacDon-
ald will be assisted by State Adju-
tant Dennis Brenden of
Watertown and State Membership
Chairman Terry Hanson of Arling-
The District 1 Auxiliary will
hold its meeting at 1:00 p.m. the
same day in the American Legion
Post home main room.
South Dakota
District 1 Fall
Girl Scouts is hosting an program
in the northwest. The HelthiHer
event will be hosted in Bison but
is targeted for surrounding areas,
including Faith, Isabel, Timber
Lake and Eagle Butte. This event
is for girls from Kindergarten
through high school, designed to
cover many aspects of health
from self esteem and dental hy-
giene to nutrition, exercise and
skin care. You don’t have to be a
girl scout, but if you register as
one, you will have access to all
the Girl Scout programs for the
rest of the year. Cost is $14 per
Girl Scout and $29 for non-girl
scouts. Come join us on October
5th, 1-4 p.m. and learn lifelong
skills to keep you healthy and
happy. To register online as a girl
scout, go to www.gsdakotahori-
zons.org, or call Kathryn Con-
verse at (605) 343-6355 for more
Rains make bridge a hazard
The existing bridge on 178th Street has been deteriorating over the last year but after Satur-
day’s rain it is now an extreme problem. The county is assisting the Bison Township with this
problem. The plan is to put a box culvert in where the current bridge is but the box culvert is
not here yet. So to make the road passible the county is going to make a detour road, on Thurs-
day, to the east of the bridge. There are two parents that travel this road to get four children
to school.
Benefit supper and auction for the Tracy
Wolff family will be Saturday, October 26th at 5
p.m. at the Bentley Building. Auction items can be left
at Dacotah Bank.
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@sd-
plains.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, September 12, 2013
Nutrition Site
Thursday, September12
Roast beef
mashed potatoes w/gravy
lima beans
Friday, September 13
Sausage gravy w/biscuit
green beans
baked squash
jello w/strawberries
Monday, September 16
Taco salad
whole wheat roll
seasonal fruit
Tuesday, September 17
Chicken alfredo
harvest beets
cranberry sauce
apple juice
fruit cocktail
Wednesday, September 18
Pork chop w/celery sauce
mashed potatoes
green bean casserole
tropical fruit
Even though it is hot, that
doesn't mean you should forgo
outdoor activity said Lindsay
Hadlock, SDSU Extension Com-
munity Food Policy Field Special-
Although Hadlock acknowl-
edges that exercising in the heat
can be a risky activity as your
body heats up faster and has a
harder time getting rid of heat,
she shares ways we can prepare
our body for exercising in the
"It's important to be cautious
when exercising in the heat. Heat
illnesses can be very serious and
even result in death, when the
body isn't able to regulate its core
temperature. Heat stroke, heat
exhaustion, heat cramps and
heat rash are all different types
of heat illnesses with heat stroke
and exhaustion being the most
serious," she said. "However, heat
is not an excuse to become a
couch potato."
Tips to consider before, during
and after exercise:
•Get Hydrated: Maintain
proper hydration before, during
and after a workout. Check out
the recommendations for hydra-
tion provided by the American
College of Sports Medicine
•Acclimate: If you are training
for an event that will take place
in the heat, you should train in
the heat. It will take approxi-
mately 14 days for your body to
get acclimated to exercising in
the heat.
•Don't exercise during peak
heat: If you are not training for
an event in the heat, try to exer-
cise during cooler parts of the day,
such as the earlier morning or
•Plan your route: Whether you
are walking, running, biking,
kayaking or hiking, choose a
route that has ample shade to
avoid direct sunlight. Pay atten-
tion to how long it will take you
and check out the forecasted heat
during that time.
•Wear light, breathable cloth-
ing: Choose clothing that is light
in color and weight to reflect light
and keep you cool. Invest in cloth-
ing that has wicking properties
that will wick the sweat from
your body and aid in evaporation.
•Take it easy: Striving for a
personal record or trying a new
and challenging activity is best
saved for cooler days or indoors
during the hot summer months.
Go out and get your activity done
but be aware of when it is time to
slow it down.
•Wear sunscreen: Make sure
you protect your skin from the
sun's harsh gaze by applying sun-
screen, and wearing a wide
brimmed hat and sunglasses.
•Be aware of the signs and
symptoms of heat illness: Muscle
cramps, nausea and vomiting,
weakness, headache, dizziness
and confusion are all cause for
alarm. Pay attention to your body
and don't ignore the signs and
symptoms of heat illness.
Staying active in the heat
Town and Country CFEL contin-
ued to meet during the hot sum-
mer months. Meetings have been
easy and relaxed but that doesn’t
mean that members haven’t been
busy and community-minded.
The club is spearheading a proj-
ect to get lists of emergency
phone numbers into private
homes. They have ordered 500 re-
frigerator magnets from Stateline
Designs, Lemmon, which will be
complimentary gifts to anyone in
the community who would like
The 3.5 x 6 inch magnet will
feature phone numbers for the
local ambulance, firefighters and
the sheriff ’s department in addi-
tion to the clinics in Bison and
Hettinger, the hospital, poison
control and suicide prevention
hotlines and also for Communi-
ties Against Violence and Abuse
and Three Rivers Mental Health
and Chemical Dependency Cen-
A committee consisting of Car-
olyn Hendricks, Diana Landis
and Bernice Kari worked out the
details for the order.
Some members have written
letters to Senators Thune and
Johnson and Representative
Noem in response to a law that
went into effect on July 1. The
law requires diabetes patients to
pick up their testing strips in per-
son at their pharmacies or have
them mailed from federally-ap-
proved mail-order centers. Local
pharmacies may no longer mail
the strips to patients.
The club sponsored six Begin-
ner 4-H awards at the Perkins
County Fair. Everett Paul won
five of the categories and Taylor
Fisher the other one. Cash
awards were mailed to the win-
At every meeting, club members
take a few minutes for education.
In July, Sarah Juergens visited
when Hendricks hosted and pre-
sented a program about Wild
Tree products, which are 100%
organic. She encouraged every-
one to always read food labels to
be aware of what’s in the prod-
ucts that they buy. When Mary
Ellen Fried hosted in August, she
gave an interesting recap of the
Wounded Warriors program. She
encouraged members to visit the
website for further information.
Coming up this month is the an-
nual state convention in Huron
on Sept. 13-14. Several members
from Town and Country will at-
tend. The Annual Fall Council
meeting is scheduled for October
19 in Bison.
As always, new members are al-
ways welcome. Why not make
plans to visit the Sept. 26 meet-
ing? Call 244-5231 for more infor-
Club will distribute
EMS magnets
Happy 1st
Grandma Cheryl
& Grandpa Merle
The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 12, 2013 • 3
Lacher and Crary wed
Sarah Lacher and Edward Crary were united in marriage on
June 22, 2013, at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church in
Fargo, ND. Parents of the couple are Barb and Gary Lacher of
Horace, ND, and Lee and Dem Crary, Bison. A graduate of
Fargo Shanley High School and Minnesota State University of
Moorhead, MN, Sarah is a teacher at Fargo South High School
and North Dakota State University. Ed graduated from Bison
High School and University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He
is a full-time pilot for the North Dakota Air National Guard in
Fargo. They reside in Fargo.
Perkins County
continued from page 1
Buer also needs a semi truck but
commissioners told him that he
couldn’t have both. Commissioner
Rusty Foster suggested buying
two used snow plow trucks for the
price of one new one. Buer said
that maintenance becomes an
issue with used equipment. “There
was some reason that somebody
got rid of it,” he said.
Some of his new equipment
budget will be for the first pay
ment on the new zipper, which
was recently purchased. Buer
hopes to rent that piece of equip-
ment out to other entities, which
would help in making payments
over the next five years.
The board moved $200,000 from
the road and bridge fund to Gen-
eral Fund, which didn’t change the
bottom line but gives the local
board more control over that
money. The annual sum, when
paired with federal transportation
funds over the next five years, will
be used to pay for a new overlay on
the Bixby Road. It was upon the
advice of South Dakota Legislative
Audits that the local share be held
in General Fund to avoid locking
it into a road project.
The projected cost to overlay 27
miles, on the north and south ends
of the Bixby Road, is $5.7 million.
There is a county resolution to put
the project on the Federal road
schedule for 2016.
The new budget, which totals ap-
proximately $4.7 million, will uti-
lize some surplus dollars to
balance expenditures and rev-
Also discussed during last week’s
meeting was a new policy that
would allow department heads to
use credit cards for some pur-
chases. Chairman Mike
Schweitzer announced that there
may be another grant opportunity
– up to $400,000 – for the Railway
Street project in Lemmon. “It
sounds real promising,” he said.
Following a short executive ses-
sion, official action was taken to
name the County Commission as
supervisors over the custodian.
The South Dakota Department
of Transportation requests the co-
operation of all farmers and
ranchers in removing processed
hay from the highway right of way.
State regulations require that
hay be removed from the right of
way within 30 days of being
processed, but no later than Oct. 1.
Removing hay bales from the
highway right of way is an impor-
tant safety consideration for mo-
torists. The bales or stacks can be
a safety hazard for vehicles forced
to leave the road and, in some
cases, can restrict a driver’s sight
distance. Hay left in the road
ditches late in the year can also
cause snowdrifts across the high-
For more information, contact
Jason Humphrey at 605-773-3571.
Hay removal from State
Highway Right Of Way
Whether it was dancing with
their dads or spending the day rid-
ing go-carts, the Bison Girl scouts
ended the summer with some fun
activities. In order to earn the
dancer badge, local brownies
needed to organize a celebration to
show off the fancy footwork they
learned to songs like the “Cupid
Shuffle“, “Cha-Cha Slide” and the
“Macrarena,” taught by Coach
Kalin Chapman. The dads really
gave it an honest effort but
seemed more comfortable with the
70’s favorite, “YMCA.” The night
started with couple photos and ice
cream Sundays and ended with
smiles and lots of giggling.
Last week the girls who regis-
tered early were invited to an
overnighter at Gulches of Fun in
Deadwood, were they rode go carts
and bumper boats, played minia-
ture golf and arcade games. After
the park closed the girls were
treated to a camp fire where they
made s’mores and sang girl scout
songs. Not ready to end the fun,
they traveled to Hill City to ride
on the 1880’s train to Keystone
and back again.
Starting in September, the girls
will start their meetings and a
fun, new year begins. If your
daughter is interested in joining
the Bison Girl Scouts, come to an
informational meeting on Thurs-
day, August 28th in the school
lunchroom at 5:15. Any girl in
grades K-12 can join for just $15.
Meetings will be held twice a
month at 2 on Fridays.
Bison Girl Scouts
ready for a new year
4 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 12, 2013
Back to school sock hop
About 120 children pre-K
through 6th grade and parents
attended the Bison School Title I
Annual Meeting and Sock Hop on
Tuesday, September 3. The
evening began with a free sand-
wich supper served by the Bison
School Elementary Staff.
While the children were danc-
ing in the gym, parents remained
in the lunchroom and listened as
Superintendent/Principal Mrs.
Marilyn Azevedo explained how
they could access Infinite Cam-
pus on their computer and also
using a mobile app. Heidi
Collins, Title I paraprofessional,
encouraged everyone, including
community members, to save
Boxtops, Our Family barcodes
and Campbell soup labels. These
can be redeemed for money that
is used for various items in each
of the elementary classrooms.
Title I Director, Roxie Seaman,
summarized the Title I program
and the schoolwide plan.
Following the meeting the par-
ents joined their children and the
elementary teachers in the gym
for lots of energetic dancing.
Michele Stockert, 6th grade
teacher, kept the music going at
the fun-filled Sock Hop.
Mrs. Kahler, and Mrs. Rice (a parent of new students to the school) held the Limbo Stick for Garrett Holzer.
Londa Hendrickson does the chicken Dance with students.
Bison Elementary teachers Bev Kopren and Abby Landphere
assist Taylor Fisher, while Braden Kopren waits his turn.
Monday, September 16
Tator tot casserole
salad bar, w/g roll
fruit & milk
Tuesday, September 17
Deli sandwich
potato salad
salad bar
fruit & milk
Wednesday, September 18
Meatballs noodles & gravy
salad bar, w/g roll
fruit & milk
Thursday, September 19
Chicken fajita
spanish rice
salad bar
fruit & milk
The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 12, 2013 • 5
Topsoil, River Rock, Scoria and
Landscaping Rock
Call for a quote.
Besler Gravel &
Trucking, LLC
The Milner sisters and the
Seim brothers were together
again, when all met on Sunday,
August 11, 2013 to celebrate
Dorothy Bowers’ 83rd birthday at
the Corinne Lockert home in
Lemmon. They were served a
very nice brunch. Later they had
two kinds of cake with ice cream.
Dolly and Norman Seim had
just arrived, coming from
Northome, Minnesota just the
day before.
Dorothy Bowers from Buffalo,
South Dakota, Horace Seim from
his home along the South Grand
River, Darlene Price from the
Price Ranch along Rabbit Creek
and Delores and Wilford Seim of
Lemmon. Other members of the
Seim family joined them and a
good visit was had by all.
Thank you Corinne and family
for your kind and generous hospi-
It will always be a day to re-
Milner/Seim families gather
Delores Seim, Dorothy Bowers, Darlene Price and Dolly Seim.
Back row: Dorothy Bowers, Delores Seim, Darlene Price and Dolly Seim. Front row: Horace Seim,
Wilford Seim and Norman Seim.
6 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 12, 2013
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Cardinals travel to Newell
Stats from the Newell game
Clayton Prelle 6 solo tackles and
4 assisted tackles; Layton Hen-
drickson 5 solo tackles and 5 as-
sisted tackles; Reed Arneson 3 solo
tackles and 2 assisted tackles; Ty
Collins 3 solo tackles and 2 as-
sisted tackles; John Hatle 2 solo
tackles and 3 assisted tackles;
Ross Collins 2 solo tackles; Logan
Hendrickson 1 solo tackles and 4
assisted tackles; Tucker Veal 1
solo tackles and 4 assisted tackles,
Michael Kopren 1 solo tackles;
Josh Beckman 2 assisted tackles;
Paden Sexon 1 assisted tackle;
John Hatle a fumble recovery.
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 12, 2013 • 7
Cards play first home game of 2013 season
A beautiful late summer
evening was on tap for the players,
coaches and fans as the Cardinals
hosted their first home game of
the young season. Their guests,
Little Moreau Conference oppo-
nents the Faith Longhorns, were
fresh off a victory over the Hard-
ing County Ranchers. Following
the presentation of colors and a
beautiful rendition of “The Star
Spangled Banner” by James
Brixey of Prairie City, everyone
was ready for some action on the
The Cardinals received the kick-
off and went three and out on their
first possession. A short punt gave
the Longhorns great field position
and they almost scored on their
first play from scrimmage. Start-
ing at the four-yard line, the Long-
horns ran for the end zone but
were stopped by Layton Hendrick-
son and Josh Beckman. On the
next play they did find the goal
line but were unsuccessful on the
PAT attempt.
It was a second three and out for
Bison, once again giving Faith
good field position. A pass to
Chaney Keffeler resulted in the
Longhorns’ second TD and Clay
Bernstein added two with a PAT
Clayton Prelle ran the kickoff
out to the 16 for Bison. A run for a
loss and two incomplete passes
put the Cards in punting position
again. This time Hendrickson was
in the backfield to take the snap
and he got off a nice punt which
gave the Cards time to get down-
field to defend it. During the Faith
runback, Reed Arneson sustained
a neck injury which required a trip
to Hettinger for tests. He did not
return to the game.
Faith committed a holding
penalty on their second play of the
possession and was faced with a
first and twenty. Two incomplete
passes and a Bernstein run
stopped by John Hatle left the
Longhorns with a fourth and sev-
enteen. They went for it but the
quick hands of Hatle knocked the
pass down and the Cardinals took
over on downs.
Still trying to find some offense,
the Cards were forced to punt on
fourth down. Faith ran the ball
back and scored again with 3:37
left in the first quarter.
After receiving the kickoff,
Prelle took the Michael Kopren
pass and ran in to the Faith 32,
giving Bison its best field position
of the game. Prelle was stopped on
a run and a pass to Hatle yielded
only one yard. They went for it on
fourth down but came up a little
short on a Hatle run.
After a fumble and recovery by
Faith, a long pass put them in
good scoring position and a QB
keeper by Gereth Bushong put six
more points on the visitor side of
the board. A delay penalty on the
PAT moved the ball back and the
play was unsuccessful.
Faith continued to score on
nearly every possession in the sec-
ond quarter. Prelle and Ty Collins
ran for seven yards in the first se-
ries of the quarter, but it wasn’t
enough and punter Hendrickson
kicked the ball away.
The Longhorns marched down
the field being stopped occasion-
ally by Hatle, Hendrickson, Prelle
or Beckman. They scored on a
Bernstein run and the PAT was
good. The Faith team received two
more points on a Bison safety.
Following the safety, Faith re-
ceived the ball and scored once
more before the half. As the teams
took a break, the Cards were down
Faith received the opening kick-
off of the second half and ran it
back for a TD. According to the 50-
point rule, this should have ended
the game. However, a push in the
back penalty by the Longhorns
brought the ball back and the vis-
itors ended up going three and out
on that possession.
The Cardinal defense stepped
up in the third quarter and held
the Longhorns scoreless. The
game ended after the second play
of the fourth quarter when the vis-
itors found the end zone. The
game was called by the 50-point
The Cards travel to Harding
County on Friday, September 13 to
play the Ranchers.
Ty Collins punting.
The lineman giving QB Michael lots of room to throw.
8 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 12, 2013
It was a hot and humid evening
in the Bison School gym last
Thursday when the Cardinals
opened their regular volleyball
season at home. Their guests, the
Timber Lake Panthers, won the
Varsity and Jr. Varsity matches
and the young Cardinal C Team
had the only victory for the red
and white of the home squad.
Taking the floor for Coach Kalin
Chapman in the opening game
were seniors Charlotte Johnson,
Stephanie Kolb, Sydney Arneson
and Lenae McKinstry; junior Kim-
berly Peck and freshman Jenna
Kari. Waiting to come in at the
libero position was junior Madison
The Panthers had the first serve
which turned into the Cards’ first
point after a kill by McKinstry. TL
scored the next four and then Peck
tied the game at four all aided by
a couple of bad hits from the Pan-
thers. Once again TL built a lead
and again the Cards answered. An
ace by McKinstry tied the game
again at 7. That was as close as
the Bison ladies would get through
the remainder of the game. Sev-
eral Cardinal serve rotations were
one and done while TL strung to-
gether anywhere from two to three
points per service. The Cards were
close at 13-18, but that would be
all they could manage to score as
TL finished the game with one
server, who scored three aces in
her final rotation. Game one ended
Arneson got the Cards off to an
early lead in the second game scor-
ing the first three points before
giving the ball to TL. The home
team maintained a three- to four-
point lead in the first half of the
game with solid serving and capi-
talizing on Panther errors. Hulm
stepped to the service line with the
score 13-9, and put up five points
for the Cards. Two aces and two
big kills from Peck and the Cards
were looking at an 18-10 advan-
tage. TL kept fighting back and
got within six points. Arneson had
another solid serve rotation and
scored three points. The Panthers
fought their way to 18 points and
an ace gave them their last point
of the game. Their final serve
ended in a nice block at the net by
Johnson and Kari. Game two went
to the home team, 25-19.
It looked like the Cards had
worked through their first-game
jitters in game two but they ap-
peared to return in game three. TL
scored the first two points but a
missed hit gave the serve to Bison
at 1-2. Arneson’s first serve was an
ace which brought the game to a
two-all tie. Kills by McKinstry
kept the Cards in the game as the
score was tied at three- and four-
all. Unfortunately, that would be
the closest the Cards would get for
the rest of the game. Bad passes,
lifts and hits that went out of
bounds seemed to plague the Car-
dinals in game three. TL took the
ball at 11-17 and finished out the
game by scoring off Cardinal mis-
takes – three missed hits, two lifts,
a hit that went out of bounds and
a tip at the net off a Bison player.
Game four was similar to game
three with the Panthers being able
to score multiple points per service
while the Cards had too many one
serve and done rotations. TL built
an early lead and was able to
maintain it until the end of the
game. The final score of 13-25
gave the Panthers a 1-3 victory
over the Cardinals.
In earlier action, the C team
won their match 2-1 and the Jr.
Varsity lost, 0-2.
Cardinals open regular
season at home
Local area receives much needed rain
Bales sitting in several feet of water. Rainfall measurements vary from 5+ inches to .50 inches.
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The Bison XC team opened its
season in Mobridge on August 31.
It was a beautiful day and our
times were fast.
The first race of the day was
middle school and Jonathan
Burkhalter ran great, finishing
the 1600 meter course in 5:59
which placed him 4th.
The next race was the JV girls
and Rebekah Burkhalter (7th
grade) shocked her dad and coach
by running a 13:58, 3000 meter
race, taking first place. I've never
seen Rebekah run that well.
The JV boys followed the JV
girls and Bison had two entries in
that race. Joey Aukland (:) and
Joseph Kvale (15:31) ran well and
finished 7th and 10th respectively.
These two guys have a lot of poten-
tial and are getting stronger every
day. The last race of the day was
the Varsity Boys race and it was a
site to behold. Josh McKinstry ran
a respectable 20:46 and placed
11th. Daniel Burkhalter domi-
nated the race from start to finish
and came across the line 2 min-
utes and 38 seconds in front of 2nd
place. Daniel's time for the 5000
meter race was 15:17. It was a
good day for Cardinal XC and
things look good for the future.
On September 6, the XC team
traveled to Faith for the Ryan Day
invitational and we ran all four of
our boys in the varsity meet, try-
ing to win the traveling trophy
presented by Ryan Day's mother.
We came up short finishing
third as a team and watching
Rapid City Christian take the tro-
phy home. As individuals it was a
mixed bag of results. It was a very
hot day and everybody suffered.
Daniel Burkhalter once again ran
away from the competition, run-
ning a 17:29 and out-distancing
2nd by over three minutes. Joey
Aukland finished 16th (23:51),
Josh McKinstry was 18th (24:49),
and Joseph Kvale came in 24th
(28:52). All of those times were on
a 5000 meter course.
On the girls side, Sydney Senn
ran her first meet of the year and
Cross Country Team travels to Mobridge and Faith
Back row: Joseph Kvale, Daniel Burkhalter, Josh McKinstry, Joey Aukland. Front row: Rebekah
Burkhalter and Jonathan Burkhalter.
Sydney Senn running at the
Faith Cross Country meet.
did well (20:57) finishing 18th. Re-
bekah Burkhalter also ran her
first Varsity (4000 meter) meet
and came in 13th with a time of
In the middle school race
Jonathan Burkhalter brought
home a first place medal, running
his 1600 meter race in 5:34. All the
kids are working hard and improv-
ing. The team travels to Belle
Fourche this Thursday and is
praying for cooler weather to race
10 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 12, 2013
Farm and ranch families who
have owned their land for a century
or more were honored recently at the
South Dakota State Fair, receiving a
Century or Quasquicentennial Farm
award from the South Dakota Farm
This year, 58 families were hon-
ored with the Century award for 100
years of ownership and 25 were hon-
ored with the Quasquicentennial
award for 125 years of family owner-
ship. More than 50 of the families
were able to be in attendance for the
awards ceremony. Each had the op-
portunity to say a few words about
their farm or ranch and enjoyed fel-
lowship and a meal provided by
Farm Bureau and the South Dakota
Department of Agriculture. A few
families were interviewed on camera
for www.agamerica.tv, a new web-
based television channel featuring
the people of agriculture.
“When a family owns a farm or
ranch for a century or more, it is a
remarkable milestone that should
absolutely be celebrated. The South
Dakotans who settled on these
prairies endured much hardship,
and their legacy lives on in their
family members who still care for
the same land today. Congratula-
tions to each of these families,” said
Scott VanderWal, a family farmer
from Volga, S.D. and President of
the South Dakota Farm Bureau.
Since the program began in 1984,
South Dakota Farm Bureau and the
South Dakota Department of Agri-
culture have recognized more than
2,700 farm and ranch families with
these awards. To be recognized, at
least 80 acres of the original land
must still be owned by the same
family, and they must be able to pro-
vide proof of the original date of pur-
chase. More details about the
program, including photos of each of
the families, can be seen on Farm
Bureau’s website, www.sdfbf.org.
2013 Century Farm Awards
Billie Jean (Mikudik) Baker –
Newell; Baruth Farms (Roger, Corey
& Rob Baruth) – Alpena; Brophy
Homestead (Joyce Bintliff & Bar-
bara Lee) – Hill City; Carlson Farm
(David & Joyce Carlson) – Erwin;
Steve & Helene Carlson – Beresford;
Tom & Sue Crompton – Wetonka;
John, Claudia, Daniel & Deanne
DeRungs – Ramona; Eliason Family
Farm (Glenn Eliason) – Renner;
Evenson Family Farm (Paul & Jen-
nifer Evenson) – Arlington; Fischer
Farm (Harold W. Fischer) – Wor-
thing; Duane & Richard Gaulke,
John & Alice Crater – Gann Valley;
Don & Marlene Goetz – Akaska;
Dayle Haaland – Veblen; John
Hendricks Farm (Gary & Lau-
reen Hendricks) – Perkins
County; Carl W. Nelson Farm
(Gary & Laureen Hendricks) –
Perkins County; Hilleson Ranch
(Elsie Fischer Hilleson) – Britton;
Hoyle Land & Cattle (Dennis Hoyle
& Don Hoyle) – Roscoe; Johnson
Farms (Alan & Mickie Johnson
Family) – Frankfort; Keck Ranch
(Daniel Keck) – Saint Lawrence
Kipp Farms (Roger & Elizabeth
Kipp) – Montrose; Koehler Family
Farm (Wesley & Beth Koehler) –
Rosholt; Dale & Alma (Hansen) Ko-
rslund – Irene; Wagner Farm (Grace
M. Kostel) – Wagner; Mark & Darla
Loeschke – Milbank; Richard, Dou-
glas & Calvin Luebke – Parkston;
Mayer Ranches, Inc (Lynn Mayer) –
Pukwana; Florence (Schroeder)
Mengenhauser – Flandreau; Mae
(Rossow) Meseberg – Watertown;
Micheel Family Farm (Matt &
Kathy Micheel Family) – Cavour;
Miller Angus Farms (Donald &
Georgia Miller) – Estelline; Byg
Farm (Rosemary Byg Mohrhauser) –
Hartford; Mundt Farms (Gary L.
Mundt) – Britton; Bernard Murphy
Family Century Farm (Kevin L.
Murphy) – Milesville; Nelson Family
Farm (David & Anita Nelson Fam-
ily) – Langford; Raymond & Irene
Oland – Britton; Orth Brothers
Farm (Gary Orth) – Alpena; Vaclav
Petik Family (Jerry & James H.
Petik) – Keldron; Charles S.
Prince (Prince & Sons, Inc.) – Fort
Pierre; Rudolph Farms (Terry
Rudolph) – Sisseton; James & Karen
Schaible – Hosmer; Ervin & Lor-
rayne Schroeder – Bonesteel; Mary
Cleo Schulte – Geddes; Wilfred Har-
vey Schulte – Corona; Schulz Ranch
(Karl H. & JoAnn Schulz) – Philip;
Seehafer Family Farm (Duane & Pa-
tricia Seehafer) – Corona; Darrel &
Linda Simon – Gettysburg; Jerry &
Helen (Rasmussen) Sprecher –
Howard; Stein Farm (Kelly Stein) –
Watertown; Thelen Family Farm
(Jerry Thelen Family) – Turton;
Vaksdal Farm (Scott Vaksdal) –
Canton; Herman & Ruby Van-
DenBerg – Prairie City; Maurice
Versteeg – Monroe; Roger and Larry
Vick – Doland; Darren & Dawn Walz
– Freeman; Ronald & Suzanne Weel-
dreyer – Bridgewater; Warren
Weischedel – Agar; Leonard &
Sylvia Werkmeister – Armour
2013 Quasquicentennial Farm
Berven Homestead (Eunice T.
Berven McGee) – Colton; Tim &
Peggy Clarke – Howard; Clelland
Farm (Don Clelland Family) – Ar-
lington; Luella DeGreef – Wilmot
John, Claudia, Daniel & Deanne
DeRungs – Ramona; James & Tam-
mie (Holtquist) DeWald – Milbank;
Dominisse Farms (Sharon & Travis
Dominisse) – Hudson; Michael &
Julie Elsen – Hecla; Griffith Farm
(Delbert Griffith, Virginia Holen,
Beverly Palmer) – Arlington;
Heggen Family Farm (Leo D. &
Joanne B. Heggen) – Brandon; Nels
A. and Mary (Fargo) Jensen –
Gayville; Arne Olson Boe Family
Homestead (Wade & Lori Jensen) –
Lake Preston; Dolores (Olson)
Kelsey – Artesian; Ralph & Carolyn
B. Lee – Colman; Mark & Darla
Loeschke – Milbank; Charles Mart-
inmaas (Victor Martinmaas) – Ori-
ent; Carl Ogren Homestead (Keith &
Patty Ogren) – Langford; Eric &
Christy Rust – Lake Norden; Georg
Schaefer (LaVern Schaefer) –
Hutchinson County; Vernon Slack –
Harrisburg; Howard Strege – Water-
town; Patrick Sutera – Tabor; David
Tucholke – Grant County; Wyatt
Family (Vicki Wyatt Davison, Allan
Wyatt, Lindsay Wyatt, Amy Wyatt)
– Hot Springs.
South Dakota Farm Bureau honors
83 Century and Quasquicentennial Farms
The Mass of Christian Burial for
Barbara Reisenauer age 89, of Bis-
marck, formerly of Mott and Lem-
mon will be held at 10:00 a.m. MT
on Friday, September 13, 2013 at
St. Vincent's Catholic Church in
Mott. Burial will be in Greenhill
Cemetery in Lemmon, South
Visitation will be on Thursday
from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Evan-
son-Jensen Funeral Home in Lem-
mon.with a Rosary Service at 7:00
p.m. at the Evanson-Jensen Fu-
neral Home in Lemmon.
Barbara passed away on Friday,
September 6, 2013 at St. Vincent's
Care Center in Bismarck.
She is survived by her ten chil-
dren, Joseph (Susie) Reisenauer,
Jacksonville Beach, FL; Dorrie
(Tony) Binstock, Sun City West,
AZ; Mary (Bob) Pavlicek, Sturgis,
SD; Charles (Jane) Reisenauer,
Hettinger, ND; Jerry (Donna)
Reisenauer, Bison, SD; Barb (Har-
lan) Schnell, Vale, SD; Carla
(Steve) Gerriets, Bismarck, ND;
Jeff (Wanda) Reisenauer, Moor-
head, MN; Tim (Christi) Reise-
nauer, Great Falls, MT; Laurie
(David) Hauck, Richardton, ND;
and daughter-in-law, Edie (Bob)
Nesland, Rapid City, SD; 37
grandchildren, and 24 great
grandchildren; 2 sisters, Eleanor
Wright, Sturgis, SD; and Mary
(Burt) Nehl, Lemmon, SD.
Barbara was preceded in death
by her parents; husband, Joseph,
son, James; daughter-in-law,
Cathy Reisenauer; three brothers,
Matt, Ralph Jr., and Roy Jahner;
4 sisters, Helen Weileman, Sister
Ralph Jahner, Rose Marie Jahner,
and Agnes Tishmack.
A memorial has been estab-
lished and can be mailed to Jeff
Reisenauer, 1425 41st Ave S.,
Moorhead, MN; 56560.
Barbara Reisenauer
LeNae Louise Ellison, 74, of
Bowman, North Dakota, passed
away on Thursday, September 5,
2013 at Southwest Healthcare
Hospital after a three year coura-
geous battle with cancer. A family
Service was Friday evening at 7:00
p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran
Church in Ludlow, South Dakota.
Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m.
on Saturday, September 7th, at
the Bowman Lutheran Church,
Pastor Susan Fox officiated. Bur-
ial was at Hettinger Cemetery,
Hettinger, N.D., after a celebra-
tion of fellowship with family and
LeNae was born in Custer,
South Dakota to Howard and
Ethel Bell Carroll. She was the
sixth child out of eleven. At the age
of one, the family moved to Cen-
tral Florida because of Howard’s
health issues. At the age of 6 they
moved to Scranton, North Dakota.
There was an open adoption at the
age of 9, along with brother Tom,
to Eugene and Irene Reimer from
Scranton N.D. She attended
Scranton school and later in life
received her GED, which she was
very proud of. On August 4th,
1957 she married Mitchel Ellison
of Lemmon, South Dakota. They
were blessed with six children.
LeNae spent 20 years on the
family farm north of Thunder
Hawk, South Dakota. LeNae en-
joyed raising her children on the
farm and especially enjoyed school
activities and neighborhood gath-
erings. In 1977 they purchased
Kuilman’s Motel in Lemmon S.D.
She also worked at the local gro-
cery store, owned the Upholstery
Recovery Room with her brother,
Tom & his wife, Karen Reimer.
She worked at the Live Center in
Lemmon S.D. for many years. She
also owned and operated the
Serenity Inn. In 2002 she moved
to Bowman ND working at South-
west Health Care Services Nurs-
ing Home as a CNA, where she
thoroughly enjoyed helping the
residents. Due to health reasons
she retired in 2011.
In 2010 LeNae’s family hosted a
Carroll family reunion in the
Black Hills. It warmed her heart
to have all her siblings and fami-
lies together to reminisce about
childhood days.
LeNae was very proud of her
children and grandchildren. She
treasured many memories and
cherished moments with all
twenty two grandchildren, who
were all in attendance. She is sur-
vived by her six children; Carlie
Ellison (Paulette) Bison, S.D.;
Julie Lockert (Tom) Bowman,
N.D.; Becky Brooks (Ryan), Bow-
man, N.D.; Jeff Ellison (Susie)
Lemmon, S.D.; Shelly Krisle
(Troy) St. Cloud, FL; Lynnette
Stugelmeyer (Troy), Buffalo, S.D.
Grandchildren: Nevada, Cody, CJ,
Bailey Ellison, Macee (Geoff)
Wilber, Erik (Melinda) Hulm;
Seth, Stephanie Lockert, Shelby
(Randy) McGonigal; Sasha (Lucas)
Dusek, Alicia, Carter, Mariah
Brooks; Samantha Ellison; Tray,
Madison, Tyler, Tanner, Tate
Krisle; Laeken, Sierra, Chase
Stugelmeyer. Great grandchil-
dren: Brody and Piper Ellison,
Amiyah McGonigal and Jenna
Brooks. Surviving siblings; Betty
Betts, Fromberg, MT; Frank Car-
roll, Helena, MT; Lewis Carroll,
Garrison, MT; Jerry Teigen, Wa-
verly, IA; George Teigen, Billings,
MT; Dorothy Free, Phoenix, AZ;
Roxann Barringer, Gilead, AZ.
LeNae was preceded in death by
her parents, Howard & Ethel Car-
roll and Eugene & Irene Reimer;
infant sister, Helen, brother, Tom
and sister Caroline.
LeNae L. Ellison
Our condolences to these families.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 12, 2013 • 11
Jesus told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought
to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.' "Then he said, 'This is what I'll do.
I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat,
drink and be merry."' "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded
from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?' "This is how it will be with
anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God." Luke 12:16-21
Good Investments
Many people are concerned about making good investments. Regardless of the way people make
their investments, they want them to do well. There is another side to the concept of making a
good investment. That pertains to eternity. While earthly investments may become a
preoccupation, one can never afford to ignore investing for eternity.
It is easy to put off the idea of planning for an eternal future. Our reason says there always
seems to be more time. What stands in stark contrast is when the Lord suddenly says, “This very
night your life will be demanded from you.” What happens then?
Do I stand before the Lord and relate how well funded my 401k is? Do I tell him that my
investment performance was above average? Do I mention how well diversified I am? Will this
give me peace of mind when he calls me from this life to the next?
There is only one way to invest for eternity and Jesus offers it: “I need to be rich toward
God.” Rich toward God does not mean I have a long list of wonderful accomplishments to make me
worthy of heaven. No sinner can ever please our holy God on our own. Nor does it mean I have
been better than other people in this world. To be rich toward God actually means to not be in debt
to God. This means the debt I have accumulated because of my sin needs to be covered. It means
the deficit of good works I have through spiritual indifference needs to be paid off. The only way
my debt to God can be canceled is through the all-sufficient payment of my Savior Jesus Christ.
"He became poor, so that through his poverty I might become rich" (2 Corinthians 8:9). This is
where I need to start and end when I consider a good investment for eternity. Investments can
perform well. When I rely on the precious Person and work of Jesus Christ, I know the results will
be perfect and full of peace. Be rich toward God. Jesus is our eternal 401k.
We pray: O Lord, “Many spend their lives in fretting, Over trifles and in getting, Things
that have no solid ground. I shall strive to win a treasure, That will be bring me lasting pleasure,
And that now is seldom found.” Amen (Hymn CW 421)
Pastors Perspective
Pastor G.H. Juergens
Christ Lutheran Church, Bison
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
Saturday evening service at Indian Creek - 5:00 p.m. • Rosebud - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday morning services at American - 8:30 a.m. • Grand River Lutheran
Christ Lutheran Church WELS
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church
Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor David Moench
Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: - Lemmon 4:45 p.m. Bison - 7:15 p.m.,
Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 10:30 a.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church
Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
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
Funeral services for Art Long,
age 84, of McIntosh, South
Dakota, were held at 2:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the
Reformed Presbyterian Church in
Lemmon, South Dakota. Pastor
John Irwin and Chaplain David
Peterson officiated with burial to
follow in the Greenhill Cemetery.
Arthur Floyd Long was born on
May 30, 1929 to J.H. and Eleanora
(Johnson) Long on the Long Fam-
ily Ranch near Meadow, South
Dakota. He grew up in the
Meadow area and attended coun-
try school there.
He was united in marriage to
Delores Peterson on November 7,
1948 at the Presbyterian Church
in Lemmon, S.D. To this union
two children blessed their home,
Jonabeth in 1949 and Steve in
Art worked in the Homestake
Gold Mine in Lead, S.D., for a time
before moving back to the Long
Ranch. In the spring of 1957 he
moved his family to a farm north
and west of McIntosh, S.D., where
he worked and resided until his
Art loved his family and really
enjoyed taking the grandchildren
fishing. He expressed many times
he wished he could take the great-
grandchildren fishing but his
health prevented that. However,
he enjoyed them when they would
visit him at home.
Art passed away on Friday
morning, August 30, 2013 at the
West River Regional Medical Cen-
ter in Hettinger, N.D.
Art is survived by his wife of 64
years and 9 months, Delores;
daughter and son-in-law, Jonabeth
and Bob Mollman, Watauga, S.D.;
daughter-in-law, Sharon Long,
Rapid City, S.D.; eight grandchil-
dren, Page Mollman, Bowen
(Sonya) Mollman, Blaine (Cassie)
Mollman, Preston (Mandy) Moll-
man, Molly (Bryan) Campbell,
Tyler (Toni) Long, Rachel (Jeremy)
Waddell and Jessica Long; thir-
teen great-grandchildren; and sev-
eral nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; his son, Steve Long; five
sisters, Mabel, Opal, Gladys, Fern
and Dorothy; three brothers,
Bernard, Harry and Lloyd; and
one great-granddaughter, Made-
lyn Mollman.
A memorial has been estab-
Visitation was Tuesday morn-
ing, September 3, 2013 from 9:00
a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Evan-
son-Jensen Funeral Home in Lem-
Condolences may be sent
through our website at www.evan-
Art Long
Water running over the road on 130th Street, it is a minimum
maintenance road.
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I can’t see the TREES
for the Forest
By the time you read this, my
life and blood pressure should be
back to normal, meaning I won’t
have any more surprises freaking
me out because my husband will
be home and in charge.
While he and our son went on
an elk hunting trip, I was in
charge and had to haul water if
the spring-fed livestock tanks
couldn’t keep up on hot days. The
hubs (husband) and I discussed
prior, his water hauling instruc-
tions: 1) drive slow; the road is like
a two-lane cow trail 2), use four-
low on the Forest Service road, 3)
tuck the hose between the tank
and trailer’s side to keep it from
dragging on the highway, and 4)
ease off the road and make the
sharp turn down hill when pulling
up to the tank just like he demon-
strated. I wasn’t used to hauling
water with a 900 gallon poly tank,
a different trailer, and the 6-speed
Dodge dually, but I felt capable.
My instructions were much sim-
pler; “Please shower before you
come home.”
On one water-hauling trip I
went to unload the water and dis-
covered that the hose was severely
pinched in its place from the tank
shifting during transit! Several
thoughts ricocheted through my
There’s 900 gallons of water in
the tank against that hose. Any
barehanded pulling or pushing on
the normally 2-inch inflexible, now
squished hose is not going to
budge it.
The remaining hour and a half
is not going to be enough time to
pick my daughter up from volley-
ball practice.
•I HAVE TO get that hose loose.
•I wonder what my chances are
of having cell service here.
•How am I going to get that stu-
pid hose free?
•I may not make my 7 p.m.
P.E.O. meeting due to cows,
•Lord, please help me figure out
how to get this hose out.
•(For pride reasons) I REALLY
don’t want to call our neighbor.
•Great tip on stowing the tank
hose, Honey! If I wouldn’t have
done it your way this predicament
wouldn’t have happened to me!
•It’s 91 degrees out! (according
to the pickup’s thermometer).
•Don’t start bawling YET (even
though I want to) about this criti-
cal problem of it being 91 degrees
and cows needing water.
•If I ever get this hose free I’m
storing it my way!
•I’m getting really sweaty,
thirsty and dirty with these failed
hose-freeing attempts.
The dumb solutions I actually
dreamt up to free the hose were:
•Using hubby’s beloved pickup
to try and jolt tank to the other
side; freeing the hose (yes, dumb
and dangerous).
•Pull up close enough to let
water run off the back of the
trailer into the tank (water went
to the front and came out the open
•Figure out how to disassemble
hose from tank without tools and
let water shoot into the stock tank.
•Siphon out of the top? This
image almost made me laugh.
•Drain 900 gallons of water,
free the hose, and start over.
•Please remember that I was in
extreme panic mode!
Instead, I MacGuyver-
scrounged for solutions. Unfortu-
nately, baling wire wasn’t going to
save me. To avoid getting mad the
tie-down straps that needed as-
sembling into the ratcheting
mechanism were disregarded and
when the come-along looking con-
traption (ratchet load binder, I
guess) and two log chains idea did-
n’t work (inexperienced ratchet
load binder user) I got impatient
and started over, but the log
chains and I were friends. Seconds
later, a big pine tree caught my
eye. I backed up to it, hooked the
log chain to the hose and the tree,
pulled ahead, and popped the hose
Once I had tanks filling, the
first thing I did was find cell serv-
ice. You knew as much as I did
that the first person to hear about
my ranch drama was going to be a
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, SD
12 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 12, 2013
Dr. Jason M. Hafner
Dr. David J. Prosser
Faith Clinic
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
Chuck Schmidt of Keldron, one
of the top saddle bronc riders in
ProRodeo, will be sidelined after
receiving a neck injury.
Schmidt received injuries to his
C6 and C7 vertebrae when he was
bucked off his horse and landed on
his neck at the Okotoks ProRodeo
in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on
August 30. He underwent surgery
to repair the fractures on Septem-
ber 1 in a Calgary hospital.
He is estimated to be layed up
for at least three months, and has
been able to return home to Kel-
Schmidt entered the week in
16th place in the world rankings.
He was a Wrangler National Fi-
nals Rodeo qualifier in 2011. Dur-
ing his five-year career, Schmidt
has won numerous titles.
Schmidt injured in Okotoks rodeo
Chuck Schmidt of Keldron, SD rides Moe Bandy at the Califor-
nia Rodeo in Salinas, CA.
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It’s still pretty hot, but we fi-
nally got rain this week – lots of
it! The four hundredths of an inch
we got Friday morning didn’t
even dampen the ground, but the
3.72 inches on Saturday and .36
hundredths on Sunday sure did.
Over four inches of wonderful
moisture filled the dams and the
creek in front of our house almost
run over the road. River gaps and
fences at the bottom of the draws
will have to be fixed or replaced
before livestock finds the holes
caused by the rushing water. Un-
fortunately, hail caused an awful
lot of damage north of here. Most
of the houses in the Ralph area
had windows busted out and
shingles beaten off.
Saturday afternoon a tornado
touched down near Ralph and did
quite a little damage. It demol-
ished the beautiful century-old
hip roofed barn and a pole barn at
the old Bell place west of Ralph.
The tornado also damaged the
Quonset building at the Bell
place and tore up another build-
ing at Kevin Robinson’s.
Before the rains came, there
were a few fires in the neighbor-
hood. Lightning started a fire
over by Harding Wednesday af-
ternoon and Saturday lightning
set some of Craig Mollman’s bales
on fire but they were extin-
guished by the heavy rain that
Reub had an appointment with
Mary Eggebo in Hettinger Tues-
day and we were tickled to see
Mel Eggebo is back at work at
Runnings. He says he feels good
and he looked great after dealing
with his health issues and sur-
geries. He’s still too skinny
Chuck Schmidt broke his neck
when he bucked off his saddle
bronc at the Okotoks (Alberta)
ProRodeo August 30th. He under-
went surgery in a Calgary, Al-
berta, hospital on September 1st
to repair three fractured verte-
brae. Thankfully, there is no
paralysis. Chuck’s sister, Tottie
Hotchkiss, let us know via Face-
book that they got a hospital bed
for him and he’s recovering back
on the ranch at Keldron. Chuck
will be sidelined for at least three
months. He qualified for the
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
in 2011 and with the checks he
earned this past week in Pueblo,
Colo., and Filer, Idaho, he moved
to 15th in the standings for this
year and the berth in the WNFR
that goes with it.
Donna Patterson made it
through her third heart surgery
in 12 days this Monday. Her
daughter Geri Lindholm com-
pared Donna to the Energizer
Bunny - she just takes a lickin’
and keeps on tickin! The reports
we got about Donna last week
didn’t sound good, but now she’s
already out of bed and walking
A lot of prayers have been an-
swered for these folks!
These guys have been spending
the hot days building some new
fence on the south side of our
place between our ranch and Bill
Holt’s pasture. Bill Johnson is
heading up the crew and it keeps
Bill Holt, Reub and Casey on
their toes to keep up with him.
Those new knees of his are won-
derful! Bill Johnson and Bill Holt
ate dinner with Reub and me
today (Monday) and they finished
the fence this afternoon. Hope-
fully this fence will last as long as
the old one they replaced did.
Four ladies from our area
passed away this week.
Katherine (Lei) Longden, 92,
died Tuesday at the Sturgis Re-
gional Senior Care Center. She
was raised in the Redig area and
is Marie Smith’s sister. Kather-
ine’s funeral was Saturday in
Sturgis with burial at the St.
Aloysius Cemetery.
LeNae (Carroll) Ellison, 74,
passed away Thursday at the
Bowman Hospital after a 3-year
battle with cancer. LaNae raised
her six children on the farm north
of Thunder Hawk. Lynnette
Stugelmeyer from Buffalo is her
daughter. LaNae’s funeral was
also on Saturday in Bowman and
she was laid to rest in the Het-
tinger Cemetery.
Della Rae (Miller) Mickelson
was recently diagnosed with can-
cer and Friday she passed away
in Santa Barbara, CA, while tak-
ing cancer treatments. Della
Rae’s funeral will be 10:00 next
Saturday at the Prairie Home
Church west of Maurine.
Barbara (Jahner) Reisenauer,
89, passed away on Friday at St.
Vincent's Care Center in Bis-
marck. Her funeral will be this
Friday at St. Vincent's Catholic
Church in Mott. Burial will be in
Greenhill Cemetery in Lemmon.
Our sympathy goes out to these
We gained a new neighbor
when Tex Lermeny married Ash-
ley Berry in Spearfish Saturday
evening. Congratulations to the
newlyweds and welcome to the
community Ashley!
Reub and I went to Ludlow
Sunday evening for the dedica-
tion of the new Bethlehem
Lutheran Church. The A-frame
church building was the chapel at
Sky Ranch south of Camp Crook.
The congregation bought the
building from Alvin Cordell,
moved it to Ludlow, and remod-
eled it into a beautiful house of
worship. God has certainly
blessed the congregation at Lud-
low. Congratulations!
I’ve shared this with you be-
fore, but with all that is happen-
ing in Syria, the unrest in the
Middle East, Obama’s Benghazi
scandal, and the twelfth anniver-
sary of the Islamic terrorist at-
tack on the World Trade Center
on September 11, this just seems
to fit:
This sign was prominently dis-
played in the window of a busi-
ness in Philadelphia. You are
probably outraged at the thought
of such an inflammatory state-
ment. One would think that anti-
hate groups from all across the
country would be marching on
this business and that the Na-
tional Guard might have to be
called to keep the angry crowds
back. But, perhaps in these
stressful times one might be
tempted to let the proprietors
simply make their statement. We
are a society which holds Free-
dom of Speech as perhaps our
greatest liberty. And after all, it is
just a sign.
You may ask what kind of busi-
ness would dare post such a sign?
Answer: A Funeral Home
Who said morticians have no
sense of humor? God Bless Amer-
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Bison Town Board
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
7:00 p.m. @ Grand Electric Social
Chairman Juell Chapman called to
order a board retreat on Wednesday,
August 28, 2013 in the Grand Electric
Social Room. Other trustees present:
Luke Clements, Matt Butsavage and
David Kopren (7:35 p.m.). Mike Lock-
ert was absent. Others present: Geral-
dine Peck, Virginia Green, Tim
Gossman, Paul Adcock, Bob Jackson,
Kortney Seidel; employees, Heath
McKinstry and Beth Hulm; and Lita
Wells, press.
Bison Town Board
Friday, August 23, 2013
7:30 p.m. City Hall
Chairman Juell Chapman called an
emergency meeting of the Bison Town
Board to order on Friday, August 23,
2013. at City Hall. Other trustees pres-
ent: Luke Clements, and Matt Butsav-
age. Mike Lockert and David Kopren
were absent. Others present: Beth
Hulm, finance officer.
FUNDS: 088-2013 – Butsavage
moved, seconded by Clements to re-
scind motion 083-2013. Carried. (The
Town of Bison was informed by
Prairie Dog Bait
The Perkins County Weed & Pest
Board would like to remind Perkins
County landowners to place their order
for Zinc Phosphide Oats by Septem-
ber 20, 2013. Perkins County will cost
share the Zinc Phosphide Oats 60-40
with the landowner paying 40%. When
landowners are ordering the poison
oats they must give their private certi-
fication license number when ordering.
Perkins County will not have a Rozol
prairie dog bait program. Orders may
be placed by calling the Perkins
County Weed & Pest Office at 244-
7299 or Loyson Carda at 374-5315 and
leave a message.
All applicants will be notified when
and where to pickup their bait.
Robert Hermann, Chairman
Perkins County Weed and Pest Board
[Published September 5 and Septem-
ber 12, 2013 at a total approximate
cost of $18.85.]
SDDOT that entitlement transfer
monies/recipients had changed.
089-2013 – Clements moved, seconded
by Butsavage to honor DOT’s request
to transfer the following unused enti-
tlement funds for Bison Municipal Air-
port: City of Winner - $74,272;
Lawrence County – 35,000; and City of
Wessington Springs - $15,073. Carried.
ADJOURNMENT: Chairman Chap-
man adjourned the meeting at 7:32
The board retreat, originally scheduled
for Wednesday, Aug. 21 was not held
due to lack of a quorum. It was
rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer
Juell Chapman, Chairman
Town of Bison
[Published September 12, 2013 at a
total approximate cost of $18.52.]
1.) Members of the Homestead Heights
Board of Directors visited with Town
Trustees about employee vacancies
and options for maintenance work,
snow removal and mowing at Home-
stead Heights; and also about apart-
ment vacancies at the housing unit.
2.) McKinstry presented a prioritized
list for street maintenance.
3.) Economic Development for housing
needs and/or garages for Homestead
Heights residents were discussed.
4.) A loan repayment for PCRWS, as it
pertains to the city, was discussed.
5.) A request from two businesses for
drainage and a curb on Main Street,
tying in with the current storm sewer
project, will be on the next regular
meeting agenda. Dust during construc-
tion was talked about.
6.) Other topics included the purchase
of a city lot; bridge/culverts on West
Main St.; an abandoned vehicle; logs
piled near a city street; and the sale of
a tent.
ADJOURNMENT: Chairman Chap-
man adjourned the retreat at 9:30 p.m.
NEXT MEETING: The next regular
meeting of the Town Board of Bison
will be on Monday, Sept. 9 at 7:00 p.m.
at City Hall.
Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer
Juell Chapman, Chairman
Town of Bison
[Published September 12, 2013 at a
total approximate cost of $24.38.]
For Sale: 50x60 shop building
cor heat & propane heat. Former
UPS building, if interested con-
tact 244-7192, Bison SD.
For Sale: Country Inn Motel -
turnkey business, serious in-
quiries only call 605-244-5234.
The Town of Bison is looking
for someone who would agree to
be appointed to serve as a trustee
on the Bison town Board, begin-
ning immediately thru April
2014. Interested person should
contact the finance office by Fri-
day, September 20 at 5 p.m.
Bison Housing & Redevelop-
ment Commission is seeking
applicants for a part-time main-
tenance position for the Home-
stead Heights housing facility
located in Bison, SD. A job de-
scription can be picked up on
Mondays or Thursdays from 9 to
11 a.m. at the management office
at Homestead Heights. Resumes
must be sent to BH&RC, PO Box
186, Bison, SD 57620. For more
information, call 244-5473.
Homestead Heights is an equal
opportunity employer.
The Bison School District has
an opening for a High School Sec-
retary. Applicants need to be
service oriented, flexible, and per-
sonable. They should possess
strong communication skills and
computer skills. Candidates must
possess skills in email, Microsoft
office, and data entry. During the
school year, hours of employment
are from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - 4
days a week with the potential of
working up to 40 hours and 168
hours during the summer
months. Hourly wage is $11.50
per hour and benefits include
$350 toward health insurance,
dental insurance, term life insur-
ance, and participation in the
South Dakota retirement system.
Applications are available at the
Bison School District High School
office. Closing date for applica-
tions is September 13, 2013.
IFF’S OFFICE accepting appli-
cations for a deputy sheriff
position in Lemmon. An EOE
Perkins County Sheriff ’s Office
PO Box 234 Bison, SD 57620 605-
Dakota Territory Gun Collectors
Association Annual Fall BIS-
September 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Sunday, September 29, 9 a.m. to
TER. Use South Parking Lots
and Entrance A. Roger Krumm
701-336-7533 or 701-851-0129.
Once again we find ourselves un-
able to express to this great com-
munity our gratitude to everyone
for the support you have shown
us. Thanks for the prayers, phone
calls, texts, meals and treats,
Advertising Rates:
DISPLAY ADS: $4.70 per column inch.
CLASSIFIED ADS: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word
thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies.
THANK YOU'S: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word
thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies.
HIGHLIGHTS & HAPPENINGS: $5.90 minimum or $3.10
per column inch. $2.00 billing charge applies.
HAPPY ADS: With or Without Picture: $15.00 minimum or
$4.50 per column inch.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: $41.00 for a 2x7 ad.
Legal Deadline is Friday at NOON! Ad Deadline is Monday
at NOON! 244-7199 or courier@sdplains.com
AUCTION Sat. Sept. 14th 9:30 am
Rapid City, SD Coca-Cola items from
1922 & forward, antiques. Website
w/list & photos
www.martinjurisch.com 605-348-
LAND AUCTION: 3790+/- Acres,
Jones County, Cropland, Grassland,
Recreational, Investment. 1.5 miles
northwest of Murdo, SD, September
25th, 2013. Call Dakota Properties,
Todd Schuetzle, Auctioneer, 605-
2 8 0 - 3 1 1 5 ,
AUCTION - approx. 300 acres pine
trees and meadows. Wednesday,
September 18 @ 10 AM Keystone
Community Center, Keystone SD.
NITY: Small newspaper and web-
site business in Southern Black
Hills for sale. Wonderful opportu-
nity for someone to make the Black
Hills your home! Building and/or
business; contract options available.
Email inquiries to tribune@gwtc.net.
ACADEMY 240 hr. Pro Driver
course. Also 80 hr. CDL course. Tu-
ition may be available. amertruck-
drivacad.com 866-308-7755.
seeking a Pressman. Duties include
pre-press, operating our Goss Com-
munity press and helping direct our
mailroom operation. Position re-
quires forklift skills and a mechani-
cal aptitude. Must work some nights
and weekends. This is a 40-hour a
week position with benefits. To
apply: email resume to bmc-
tend the Menno Pioneer Power
Show in Menno SD September 21-
22. Featuring Allis Chalmers, Buick
and Maytag. www.pioneeracres.com
for more details.
GUILD is sponsoring a Statewide
Quilt Show, Sept 28-29 at the Cross-
roads Hotel, Huron, SD. Vendors,
demonstrations and many quilts.
Contact Deb Ellsworth 605-268-
We have lowered the price & will
consider contract for deed. Call Rus-
sell Spaid 605-280-1067.
ARE YOU A 45-79 Year Old Woman
Who Developed Diabetes While On
Lipitor? If you used Lipitor between
December 1996 and the present and
were diagnosed with diabetes while
taking Lipitor, you may be entitled
to compensation. Call Charles H.
Johnson Law toll –free 1-800-535-
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders rep-
resenting Golden Eagle Log Homes,
building in eastern, central, north-
western South & North Dakota.
Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig
Connell, 605-264-5650, www.golde-
statewide for only $150.00. Put the
South Dakota Statewide Classifieds
Network to work for you today! (25
words for $150. Each additional
word $5.) Call this newspaper or
800-658-3697 for details.
operators, freight from Midwest up
to 48 states, home regularly, newer
equipment, Health, 401K, call
Randy, A&A Express, 800-658-3549.
OWNERSHIP in Rapid City, Central
States Fairground, Sept. 21, 9-3.
Bring your dog. Agility, obedience,
grooming and more. 605-430-7688
for info.
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flowers and visits. A huge shout
out to the ambulance squad, Dan
Kvale and to everyone who
helped the day of the accident. To
the doctors and staff at West
River Regional- you are phenom-
enal. To the Hettinger Ambulance
team- Suzan and Courtney- you
made that long trip bearable. To
my family and friends who helped
run me around to make appoint-
ments and do special favors to
help-God Bless You All! To Co-
lette-thank you for never making
me feel guilty for dumping this on
you and calmly telling me to "just
get better." To my husband and
daughter who have helped to take
care of me, I love you bunches.
Thanks again.
Bonnie and Bob Crow
The Perkins County Fair board
would like to thank everyone who
helped out with the fair. We ap-
preciate all of you who donate
your time, ideas and expertise to
make it all possible. Thank you
businesses and individuals who
donate for fair and rodeo prize
money and trophies. The success
of the fair depends on you and we
appreciated your generosity.
Thank you to Lorrie Hafner for
the huge amount of time, ideas
and work you put forth to keep us
all organized. Thank you Hafners
and Wilcoxes for the new roping
chute for the arena. Thank you
Pam Reder for taking on the quilt
show project and making it a
huge success despite the obsta-
cles. Thank you to everyone who
brought quilts, they certainly
made the building beautiful.
What a lot of talent goes into each
piece. Thank you also to everyone
who brought the antique tractors.
Thank you to everyone, this also
brought a new interest to the fair.
Thank you to everyone who
worked concessions and the beer
garden. Thanks to Keith Hulm
for cooking the meat. Thanks JD
for the use of your tractor for the
fair, Terry Hafner for all the help
on the arena, Max for the use of
his Mutton Bustin rams and to
everyone else who helped with
the rodeo. Thank you Phil Hahn
for doing cowboy church service,
Ty Hotchkiss and Tracy for
singing. Thank you Iver, JW and
Tyler for signing up and helping
organize the playday. Thank you
everyone who helped keep the
events going on a hot afternoon.
Thank you to everyone who
shared their talent on Friday
night and Tracy for the great
stage. Thanks to Julie Schopp for
taking on the Queen contest and
doing a marvelous job. It takes a
whole community to have a fair
and I hope everyone had a good
time. Hope to see you next year.
Bev Heier, Secretary
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