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Highlights &
Happenings
Collins Reunion - September
28th at the American Legion Hall
in Faith, Potluck at 11 a.m.
A registration gift, a free meal,
excellent entertainment and a
chance to win a $500 cash prize
awaits all those who attend the
West River Cooperative Telephone
Company’s (WRCTC) Annual
Meeting on Monday, October 7th!
This year’s Annual Meeting will
be held at West River’s Warehouse
in Bison, SD. A retirement open
house will be held from 2:00 p.m.
until 4:00 p.m. for Helen Aaker.
Cake and ice cream will be served
in the social room. Registration
will begin at 4:30 p.m.; the pan-
cake and sausage supper will fol-
low at 5:00 p.m.; the business
meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. and
entertainment will follow at 7:30
p.m.
During the business meeting,
members will hear reports on the
Cooperative’s business for 2012
and elect three directors.
Capital Credits will be returned
to those members who received
telephone service from WRCTC in
2012. Those members who are un-
able to attend the meeting will re-
ceive their checks by mail.
This year’s entertainment will
be provided by “The Potter Fam-
ily.” The Potter Family enjoys per-
forming a variety of vintage, 50’s
and 60’s music at various venues,
and they continue to maintain
their roots in gospel music. The
members of The Potter Family
have been singing and performing
since childhood. Stop by WRCTC’s
Annual Meeting and enjoy an
evening filled with music by The
Potter Family.
Members attending the Annual
Meeting will also have a chance to
win one of the numerous door
prizes that will be given away dur-
ing the meeting. At 6:00 p.m., one
lucky individual will have a
chance to play “PLINKO” and win
up to $100 cash!
Mark your calendar today and
make plans to attend your Cooper-
ative’s Annual Meeting on Mon-
day, October 7th.
West River Cooperative Telephone
Company’s annual meeting
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
$1.00
Volume 31
Number 14
September 19, 2013
Includes Tax
What’s inside
Page 13
By Teddi Carlson and Arils Seim
A proposal was given to the
school board by TSP Engineering
company of Rapid City, for an esti-
mated $11.7 million to renovate
the present building or $11 million
for a new building. A proposal
booklet was given to each board
member to review.
The building is unsafe and
needs to be updated as follows
1- ADA (American Disabilities
Act) $2.7 million
2- Building and Fire Code im-
provements $1.6 million
3- Building Systems - infra-
structure $3.4 million
4- Program improvements $3.6
million
5- Furniture and Equipment $.4
million
If the present building is up-
dated it would be expected to last
20 years. A new building would be
sufficient for 40 years. The present
building has never been up-graded
therefore it does not meet federal
standards.
Renovations needed because of
the declining condition of the in-
frastructure are fire and building
codes, accessibility and environ-
ment deficiencies.
Due to the high cost of an addi-
tion and renovation, managed
phase construction process allow-
ing for uninterrupted school activ-
ities, the cost of a 20 year
renovation is greater than a new
building.
“Construction costs are also
going up,” remarked Tim Roach of
TSP Engineering. It would cost
$70,000 to change the heating sys-
tem from coal to gas. “It is better
to put money into a new building
rather than renovate the old one,”
said Chairman Dan Kvale. Accord-
ing to ADA Standards more room
is needed in the rest rooms and
there must be a game plan for the
fire alarm system. Smoke from a
fire would go into the halls of the
Elementary School because of the
way it is built, the “building is un-
safe”. The Board set Tuesday, Oc-
tober 8th as a tentative date for a
public meeting with TSP Engi-
neering representative Tim Roach.
continued on page 6
School Board needs to make decisions
Storm Sewer project makes progress
BL Construction of Bison is making steady progress on the Storm Sewer Project, despite all the moisture we have received.
page 4
page 8
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2 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 19, 2013
Stateline Right to Life will
meet in the Grand Electric Social Room at
5 p.m. on September 24.
Gala Day meeting at 6 p.m. September 24 at the
Buzz Stop.
Commercial Club meeting 6:30 p.m. September 24 at
the Buzz Stop.
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.
T
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s
w
e
e
k
in Bison
Sorum/Reva
Fire Dept.
Annual
Pancake &
Sausage
Supper
Saturday
September 28
5:30 p.m.
Reva Hall
Everyone Welcome
Free will offering
Door Prizes
Nutrition Site
Menu
Thursday, September 19
Swiss steak w/tomato & onion
baked potato
oriental blend vegetables
grapes
Friday, September20
Cold club sandwich
english pea salad
v-8 juice
pears
Monday, September 23
Creamed turkey w/biscuit
oriental vegetables
sliced tomatoes on lettuce
fruit cocktail
Tuesday, September 24
Sweet & sour pork
brown rice
steamed broccoli
apricots
Wednesday, September 25
Hawaiian chicken salad
dinner roll
sliced tomatoes
apple crisp w/topping
SD Stockgrowers to host
122nd Annual Convention
South Dakota Stockgrowers As-
sociation is set to host the 122nd
Annual Convention and
Tradeshow and will be joined by
the SD Cattlewomen on Septem-
ber 27 and 28 at the Best Western
Ramkota Convention Center in
Rapid City. The two-day conven-
tion will feature a long line-up of
speakers and panelists along with
policy discussions, annual busi-
ness meetings for both organiza-
tions and several other activities.
Headlining the convention this
year will be Jolene Brown, a
c h a m -
pion for
f a mi l y
agricul-
t u r e
and a
f a mi l y
b u s i -
n e s s
consult-
ant that
is sure
to keep
everyone's
attention.
Jolene Brown understands the
unique challenges facing parents,
siblings, in-laws and "outlaws"
who work together on multi-gener-
ational agriculture operations.
She brings a humorous twist to
the very serious business of estate
planning and generational trans-
fers on family operations. Her
presentation will begin at 1:00
p.m. on Saturday, September 28.
Friday's program will feature
Margaret Byfield of the American
S t e w -
ards of
Liber-
ty 10:30
a.m.
discuss-
ing the
issues of
private
property
rights
and the
federal
govern-
ment as
well as
her father, Wayne Hage's legacy of
private property rights. American
National Cattlewomen President
Barbara Jackson will speak at the
Friday luncheon along with SDSU
Jolene Brown, Top Ten
Mistakes Families Make
Margaret Byfield, American
Stewards of Liberty.
Dean of Agriculture Barry Dunn
who will discuss the effort to build
a new Cow/Calf research facility at
their campus. Other topics and
speakers on Friday include Mike
Lees from SD DENR, Ty Eschen-
baum - SD Dept of Ag Value-
Added Ag division, Stockgrowers
Executive Director Silvia Christen
discussing 2014 legislative priori-
ties, and a brand and theft com-
mittee meeting. R-CALF CEO Bill
Bullard will address the Friday
evening banquet.
Saturday's events include a
presentation by State Veterinar-
ian Dr. Oedekoven and Courtney
De La Rosa of the SD Dept of Ag
discussing proposed Animal Wel-
fare legislation, presentations by
SD GF&P officials, and the annual
business meeting of the SD Stock-
growers where members will vote
on policy and board leadership.
Featured speakers on Saturday
will include SD Secretary of State
Lucas Lentsch and United States
Senator John Thune has been in-
vited to address the evening ban-
quet. The Convention will wrap
up on Saturday evening with an
awards banquet, scholarship pres-
entation and a live auction
fundraiser to benefit the work of
the Stockgrowers throughout the
year.
Activities for children including
a pool party, and babysitting will
be available for children of any
convention attendees. There is no
charge for the youth activities.
"We have a great agenda of
guests and information this year
and I invite everyone to join us in
Rapid City," Shane Kolb, Presi-
dent of the SD Stockgrowers Asso-
ciation said. "Our annual
convention is a great opportunity
to celebrate the work we've done
in the past year and plan toward
the future of our organization.'
For a full agenda and details of
the convention, please visit
www.southdakotastockgrowers.or
g or call the SD Stockgrowers Of-
fice at 605-342-0429.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 19, 2013 • 3
Whats happening with Main Street?
By Lita Wells
Is main street going to be a broken
up mess over the winter? That was
the main question that the board
discussed at their meeting Septem-
ber 9th. Branden Landphere would
like some answers from the board
but the board is still undecided.
First off Landphere reminded the
board that our main street is the
worst of anyones main street in a
500 mile radius of Bison. Lanphere
will have all of the inlets in, on main
street, done in two weeks. At this
time the plan states that asphalt
will be laid but Landphere would
like to know if this is what the town
board would like to do. Buttsavage
reminded Landphere that also in the
contract that it states that Land-
phere will maintain the road. The
board is looking at this as Land-
phere will maintain it over the win-
ter also. Landphere believe that this
will not be feasible for the street.
There is a lot of traffic that enters
onto main street. Landphere would
like the board to decided to chip seal
from the City Hall to Haggerts
house and to then either pave or as-
phalt the two blocks of main street
running from City Hall east. The
two forms of surface would be able to
match up. Patching up main street
in front of the grocery store is not an
option as the the street that wasn't
disturbed when putting in the storm
water system is now chipping away.
The board could decided to put chip
seal on this stretch too but that
would be wasted work and money
because in the spring something
more stable would still have to be
layed down. The board is planning
on having a special meeting Septem-
ber 23. Hopefully, by this time they
will have a more concrete discission
about main street.
Trent Fink was also present to
discuss with the board about the
water lines that were installed to his
house and shop that is west of the
fair grounds. This was new construc-
tion and there were no water or
sewer lines present. Fink asked
Landphere to put the water main
line in when he was there installing
the sewer. Landphere agreed to do
this service because he knew that
the town backhoe was broken down.
The board didn't like that Land-
phere took on this job as this is one
of Heath McKinstry jobs. When the
town board asked Landphere why he
did this for Fink, Lanphere stated
“Because it needed to be done.” Now
Fink was in to get a reimbursement
check for his bill. The bill was for
$1187.50 and the town is in charge
of 75% of this.The 75% cost is part of
the town board policy for the instal-
lation of water lines. So the board
approved to reimburse Fink in the
amount of approximately $908.00.
Landphere reminded the town that
this is the only town that has these
rules and the board is thinking
about changing this policy. However,
they had to pay Fink because they
have done this for the new houses
north of the ball field already. The
only difference is McKinstry did
those and Landphere did Fink's.
McKinstry has been busy around
town getting ready for winter. Get-
ting the mowing done and fixing up
the streets that need repair. There is
also some holes in ditches that need
some assistance. One is over by the
Masonic Lodge. The hole here has
been here for over 25 years and is
getting to a very serious depth. If a
small child fell in this hole it would
consume half of the child's body.
McKinstry was advised by the board
to look at these areas and fix them
accordingly. The public library also
needs to be examined. The road that
runs by the library on the way to the
fair grounds is over 1 foot higher
than the parking lot in front of the
public library. The board told McK-
instry to look into this and deter-
mine if a culvert needs to be put here
or if it needs to be just filled with
gravel. A parent from the commu-
nity was present to comment about
this situation, she said, “I like taking
my kids to the public library but I
don't really think it will be worth the
visit if I tear my bumper or under-
carriage of my vehicle off.” McK-
instry also stated that there has
been some issues out at the dump
ground. People keep on depositing
computers and televisions in the
scrap pile when they are supposed to
go in the main dumpster. People
think they go in the scrap metal but
in truth these items are really made
of plastic and glass. If large organi-
zations like the school or electric
company throw multiple computers
away they should contact McKinstry
prior to dumping.
Lonnie Krause was also in to dis-
cuss the layout of inlet drains out in
front of his business and PCRWS.
Krause would like to have the pro-
jected inlet drain put in between the
building instead of behind the build-
ing that the engineer had planned.
The board was ok with this but re-
minded Krause that they are not
paying for the sidewalk or curb and
gutter of this area. This information
raised some concern with Landphere
and also shop owners on main
street. The way the board has it now,
the city will only pay for the curb
and gutter that is being disturbed
from the project itself. The rest of
the area will be left as is or will have
to be replaced by the owner of the
business on that side of the street.
This is going to however cause puz-
zle piece curb and gutter look on
main street. Some area's will be new
and then other areas will be old.
Mike Lockert turned in his letter
of resignation. Lockert was not at
the meeting. The board accepted his
resignation but under the circum-
stance he is still on the board until a
replacement is found. The board will
run an ad in the Bison Courier to try
to fill Lockert’s position. So anyone
in the community that would like to
be on the Town Board should contact
the board. The other members on
the board that were present at the
meeting were Matt Buttsavage,
David Kopren, Luke Clement, and
Juell Chapman.
Due to computer problems in the
City Finance office, there was no
budget finalized and this was moved
to be done at the September 23
meeting. Hulm reminded the board
that it is just a budget and we have
to have it balanced between the ex-
penses and revenue. However, if we
don't have the money we can't spend
it. The bars budget sheet was the
easiest to balance as there will be a
25 cent increase in drinks. This will
bring beer to $3.00 a beer.
A at the next scheduled meeting of
September 23 the board will again
try to decide the finish look of main
street, finalize the budget, and talk
about areas that need to be cleaned
up in town. This meeting is open to
the public and the public is invited
to attend all Town Board meetings.
Every day at
Northwest Farm &
Home Supply
Lemmon, SD
40# Hi-pro Country
Companion dog food
is $15.99
4 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 19, 2013
By Lura Roti for South Dakota
Game, Fish & Parks
Shortly after he took his first
steps, Greg Voller, 14, was tag-
ging along with his dad on hunt-
ing trips. He received a BB gun at
7 and after passing the Hunters
Safety course he was hunting be-
side his dad, Alan.
On Sept. 7 Greg joined more
than 50 other area youth who put
their outdoor sports talents to the
test during the Game, Fish &
Parks Shadehill Outdoor Youth
Challenge held at the Shadehill
Reservoir near Lemmon, S.D.
"I got to get outside, be with
friends and learned some gun
safety and shoot/don't shoot sce-
narios," said Greg, who was the
age division winner receiving a
Rossi Trifecta Youth Shotgun as a
prize.
In its first year, the Shadehill
Outdoor Youth Challenge was de-
signed to provide youth with fun
challenges, introduce them to
outdoor sports as well as rein-
force hunter safety measures.
The challenge included age ap-
propriate competitions in shoot-
ing, casting, archery, wildlife and
track identification and a realis-
tic shoot/don't shoot course.
"This is a way to get youth in-
volved in the outdoors and for
those who are outdoor enthusi-
asts, it gave them an opportunity
to see how their skills compared
to other youth their age," said
Keith Mutschler, the Game, Fish
& Parks (GFP) Conservation Of-
ficer in Lemmon who organized
the event with the help of his
wife, Anne and several local spon-
sors.
Volunteers from sportsmen's
organizations were in charge of
each challenge and awarded
youth points based on the skill
they demonstrated. After the
youth completed the challenge
course, their points were tallied
and prizes were awarded.
For novice hunter Amanda
Riley, 14, the challenge gave her
hands-on practice with a .22 rim-
fire rifle and .223 high powered
rifle. "I've only gone hunting
twice and used a 20 gauge shot-
gun, so this was a cool way to
learn how to shoot new types of
guns. I'd never shot a rifle before
this," said the Lemmon High
School freshman.
Although her classmate, Beth
Tennant, 13, has more experience
hunting, she said the challenge
gave her with an opportunity to
improve her form. "The volun-
teers showed me what I was
doing wrong and showed me how
to hold my gun to improve my
aim. I like hunting with my dad
and mom. I think it's the excite-
ment that I feel when I find a
deer. I shot my first deer when I
was 11 - right after passing the
hunter's safety course," said Ten-
nant, adding that she learned a
lot from the shoot/don't shoot
course.
The shoot/don't shoot course
was set up to test youth's aware-
ness of their surroundings in re-
alistic hunting scenarios.
"This challenge was important
from a safety standpoint. When
you're hunting you need to be
able to make split second deci-
sions on whether to shoot or not
to shoot," Mutschler said.
One test scenario set up within
the shoot/don't shoot course was
a 3-D target with an antelope
buck against a good backdrop -
however, about 20 yards away sat
a mannequin in camouflage and
an orange hat. The mannequin
was sitting in some brush, yet the
orange hat was clearly visible.
"Most of the youth observed the
fact that there was nothing be-
tween them and the target, but
they missed the orange cap. This
was a good reminder to them on
how accidents happen,"
Mutschler said.
It was hands-on reminders like
this one that impressed Del New-
man, an event volunteer and a
local Hunter's Safety Instructor.
"It's important that when youth
experience the outdoors, they do
it in a very safe and positive man-
ner. If you make a mistake with a
firearm the consequences can be
GF&P Shadehill Outdoor Challenge tests
deadly," Newman said. "This
challenge also gave youth hands-
on opportunities to get outdoors
and learn about what activities
are available to them."
The Shadehill Outdoor Chal-
lenge is one of several "Step Out-
side" events local GF&P
Conservation Officers host
throughout the state to introduce
youth to outdoor activities and
encourage them to spend more
time outdoors, explained Mike
Kintigh, Regional GF&P Supervi-
sor for western South Dakota.
"As most parents will confirm,
if we don't provide youth with an
opportunity to get outdoors and
get them interested in outdoor ac-
tivities, they are plumb happy to
sit in the house in front of the TV
and video games," Kintigh said.
"Part of Game, Fish & Parks
overall goal is to promote outdoor
activities to consumptive and
non-consumptive users."
Greg Voller of Bison, S.D., placed first in the 12 to 14 age di-
vision during the Shadehill Outdoor Challenge hosted by
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Sept. 7 held at the Shadehill
Reservoir near Lemmon, S.D. He is pictured here with Mike
Pazie, president of the Grand River Sportsmen Club.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 19, 2013 • 5
hunting skills & reinforces safety
In addition to a fun competition,
Kintigh says the shoot/don't shoot
and animal ID challenges teach
youth valuable skills that will
keep both them and the wildlife
safe when they are enjoying the
outdoors. He explained how all
hunters need to know enough
about the wildlife they are har-
vesting to abide by the laws of the
license they purchased. The ani-
mal ID challenge tested youth's
ability to identify specific wildlife
based on photos, tracks and pelts.
"Licenses allow you to harvest
a specific animal, sometimes of a
specific sex. If you're going to
hunt, you need to know enough
about wild game so you don't end
up violating the law," Kintigh
said. "For example, a grouse looks
a lot like a female pheasant so a
hunter must be able to quickly
tell the difference when they fly
up."
Gereth Bushong, 16, credits his
dad, Bill, with teaching him how
to identify wildlife. Bushong's
dad is a retired Conservation Of-
ficer, so the teen says as long as
he can remember he has spent
time outdoors.
"There's a photo of me only a
few weeks old posed with an an-
telope and on a hunting trip with
my dad and one of his friends,"
said the Faith High School junior.
"Whenever I have a chance, I go
hunting or trapping. I enjoy being
outdoors, close to wildlife and
away from technology."
As the senior division winner,
Bushong received an AR223.
Along with the first place prizes
Bushong and Voller received, the
other prizes included; the winner
of the 7 to 11 year-old division a
Mossberg 20 gauge pump shot-
gun. All second place winners re-
ceived a copy of The Total
Outdoorsman Manuel, sponsored
by Grand River Sportsmen's
Club. All third place winners re-
ceived an ammunition box do-
nated by the Friends of the NRA.
Other event sponsors include;
Pheasants Forever, Sons of the
American Legion, Grand River
Archery Club, Montana Dakota
Utilities, Geo's Corner, Lemmon
Trap and Skeet, Dacotah Bank,
Lemmon IGA, SDSU Extension,
Frito Lays and B and C Plumb-
ing.
Keith Mutschler, Conservation officer with South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks welcomes youth
and parents to the Shadehill Outdoor Challenge hosted by South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Sept.
7 held at the Shadehill Reservoir near Lemmon, S.D.
Jim Brockel of Bison, S.D., placed second in the 12 to 14 age
division during the Shadehill Outdoor Challenge hosted by
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Sept. 7 held at the Shadehill
Reservoir near Lemmon, S.D. He is pictured here with Gene
Robinson a member of the Grand River Sportsmen Club.
Fourth generation musicians
with musical roots reaching back to
their great-grandparents, the
ABRAMS BROTHERS, are "on
their way," says The Guelph
Record, "to becoming the best blue-
grass/folk band ever produced in
Canada." They're also on
their way to Hettinger, ND, for the
opening concert of the 2013-14 sea-
son of the Dakota Concert Associa-
tion which covers the southwest
corner of North Dakota and the
northwest corner of South Dakota.
They will be performing at the Het-
tinger School Auditorium at 7:30
pm MDT on Thursday, September
26, 2013.
Despite their age (20s some-
things), the Abrams Brothers have
been touring together for more than
a decade, and in the past few years,
have become Canadian Festival fa-
vorites. They are the youngest
Canadians to appear at the Grand
Ole Opry in Nashville, and they've
toured Europe, performing several
times at the Jacob's Ladder Folk
Festival in Israel.
The Abrams Brothers who play
guitar, violin and bass have been
blowing away audiences across
North America, Europe and Israel
for the past several years with their
virtuosic playing and their effort-
less harmonies.
The recent release of their fourth
CD, Northern Redemption, follows
Blue on Brown, an album of songs
by Arlo Guthrie and Bob Dylan, a
tribute to songwriters much ad-
mired by the brothers.
Admission to Dakota Concert As-
sociation concerts is by season
ticket only. Stop by KB Jewelers in
Hettinger to pick one up or contact
board members to purchase your
ticket. For this opening concert of
the season, season tickets may also
be purchased at the door. You may
also provide additional support for
the DCA by becoming a Patron, a
Sustaining Member, a Benefactor,
or a Co-Sponsor.
Three concerts remain in the sea-
son, in addition to the six concerts
that ticket holders can attend
through a reciprocity agreement
with the Dickinson Area Concert
Association. Dates, times and
places for these concerts are on the
2013-14 season ticket.
Dakota Concert Association con-
certs come to this area through the
auspices of the Allied Concert Se-
ries in Minneapolis, Rob Iverson,
representative.
Dakota Concert Association season
opens with Abrams Brothers
The Abrams Brothers skillfully combine the music of their roots with their distinct sound of blue-
grass, country and folk-rock. They perform on Thursday, September 26 at 7:30 pm MDT at the
Hettinger School Auditorium for the opening concert of the 2013-14 Dakota Concert Association
season. Admission: Season Ticket.
6 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 19, 2013
School board
continued from page 1
This gives concerned citizens a
chance to hear the options and
voice their opinion.
Kevin Weishaar visited the
board room concerning technology.
His first concern was the lack of
time for the Technology Coordina-
tor, Christi Ryen, who is also the
Ag teacher. At this time Ryen has
to do a Windows update every
month. A software program is
available to perform the update on
several computers at the same
time. The cost of the program is
$129 per year. Using this program
most of the tech services can be
done in the Tech office. Weishaar
would like for Ryen to receive the
help she needs.
A second concern for Weishaar is
the availability students have in
internet via the smart phone
which skirts school technology.
Thirdly some computers at
school are used by students for en-
tertainment. He believes that
should not be permitted. The
Board agreed to inform Ryen
about this concern. “Help Ryen all
you can,” exclaimed Weishaar.
A letter of resignation was read
from newly hired High School Sec-
retary Janelle Goddard effective
September 30. She has enjoyed
her time at the school since July 1
and liked the “awesome work en-
vironment.” Goddard has accepted
employment at Grand Electric Co-
operative, Inc. The closing date to
apply for this position is Septem-
ber 13. Former High School Secre-
tary, Joy Worm, will be employed
to train the new secretary. By
unanimous vote the Board ac-
cepted Goddard’s resignation.
Common Core Standards will be
implemented in May of 2014,
which will be used for student
evaluation in South Dakota, one
session of training for teachers has
already been conducted. Superin-
tendent Marilyn Azevedo was very
happy with the positive feedback
from teachers about the training.
A contract with TIE, was approved
in the amount of $4000 for the
training.
Two contracts were approved for
assistant coaches - James Sand-
gren was hired as Assistant Foot-
ball Coach and Steve Sen as Assis-
tant Girl’s Basketball Coach.
Azevedo gave board members,
administrator teacher evaluation
samples, for them to look over.
Azevedo will evaluate all the
teachers this school year as re-
quired by law.
Wes Hiller is working on a Safe
Schools Compliance Program loss
audit survey. He is to determine
the worth of the school property
and also protect the school from
law suits. The playground must
meet ADA Standards. Wood chips
have been purchased and will be
delivered to the playground to pre-
vent injuries. Teachers may also
need training in student health
concerns, such as blood born
pathogens.
Marci Sandgren was given per-
mission to use the gym to show
“Unstoppable” produced by Kirk
Cameron. It will be open to the
public on September 24th.
All Star Dairy requested a key
to the school so they can deliver
milk on Saturdays. The Board
agreed NOT to give them the ac-
cess. In fact the entire school will
soon get new locks installed.
Safety for students and employees
is a major concern.
Azevedo expressed concern
about the Senior Capstone Pro-
gram, “Many rules are now fol-
lowed,” she said. “I don’t want to
get caught,” she said, because the
state guide lines are not followed.
Azevedo believes a High School
Guidance Counselor is needed to
oversee the Capstone Program
and also be the 504 Coordinator.
Kvale would like to see an Oral
Interp Competition event held at
the Bison School in 2014. This pos-
sibility will be researched.
An emergency bus pact agree-
ment was approved. If one of the
school buses is not usable the
school is allowed to use a bus from
another school.
A home school application was
reviewed and approved.
An early graduation request
was discussed in executive session
and approved.
The next School Board meeting
is scheduled for Monday, October
14 at 7 p.m.
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Della Rae Mickelson, 64, Faith,
went to be with the Lord on Sep-
tember 6, 2013, at Santa Barbara
Cottage Hospital in Santa Bar-
bara, California.
A celebration of her life was held
at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sep-
tember 14, 2013, at the New
Prairie Home Church in Maurine
with Pastor Roger Monson and
Pastor Dave Grotzke officiating.
Burial followed at the Monument
Hill Cemetery.
Visitation was at 7:00 p.m. on
Friday, September 13, 2013, at the
Old Prairie Home Church.
Della was born April 29, 1949 in
Belle Fourche, South Dakota the
first of 2 children to Shirley and
Erma (Gamble) Miller. Her par-
ents welcomed her into their little
sheep wagon home by pulling out
the big storage drawer under the
bed for a crib.
She grew up with her sister
Reta Fae on the family ranch near
Mud Butte, enjoying the simple
country way of life, and eventually
married and raised her own family
just a few miles from there.
With her family she attended,
Prairie Home Church and Sunday
school. Very early in life, Della Rae
accepted Christ as her personal
Savior. She was one of the first
campers to be blessed by Cedar
Canyon Bible Camp. She later
spent many summers as a coun-
selor there, and in the most recent
years she still devoted much of her
time to the camp as treasurer, reg-
istrar, and just all around helper.
Della Rae attended grade school
at one-room schools, first the Red
Top School, just west of Maurine,
and then finishing at the Mud
Butte School.
For high school, she realized a
childhood dream by attending
Sunshine Bible Academy, near
Miller, South Dakota. After grad-
uating in 1967, she still held the
school very close to her heart and
returned again and again.
Della Rae attended her first
year of college in Oklahoma City,
transferring the next year to
SDSU in Brookings, SD where she
received her Bachelor of Science
Degree in Secondary Education in
1971.
All throughout her school years,
Della Rae would return home to
spend her summers haying and
helping with Bible Schools and
Camp.
After college, she pursued her
chosen career at her chosen place,
teaching high school mathematics
back at Sunshine Bible Academy.
Music was always important to
Della Rae. She enjoyed singing
with her grandmother as a child.
Her mother started teaching her
piano very early and she contin-
ued blessing people with her mu-
sical talents throughout her life.
She enjoyed singing with her hus-
band and family and spent time
teaching music to her children
when they were young. She en-
joyed being one of the pianists for
the church and also accompanying
the local quartet.
Della Rae loved to sew and knit,
and made many individualized
gifts for family and friends. Book-
keeping was another of her pas-
sions. She prepared income tax for
many years and most recently
Della Rae Mickelson
Obituary
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
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
Directory
The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 19, 2013 • 7
Beloved, while eagerly preparing to write to you about the salvation we share, I find it necessary to write and
appeal to you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. (Jude 1:3 NRSV)
I have some rather significant ties to the state of Kentucky. It’s where I went to college and graduate school, where
I met and married my wife, where all my in-laws live. Because of these ties, I try to keep up with the news from
the Bluegrass state. Recently there was a story that caught my eye: a major bourbon manufacturer announced
that the alcoholic content of its whiskey would be reduced from 45% to 42%.
This was big news in the state where most of the world’s bourbon is made. The reasons for this announcement
were pretty clear: there is a booming international market for bourbon, it takes years to age a barrel, so the only
way to increase production in the near term is to water down the product. The company claimed that the consumer
would never notice the difference and that they would be able to keep prices lower by selling more product. The
reaction from bourbon drinkers, however, was even bigger news. People were so outraged by the company’s
decision that a PR disaster ensued and the decision was quickly reversed. The most ardent consumers would
rather pay a premium than see the formula change. There is no market for watered-down whiskey.
I’ve been thinking about this story in relationship to Christian theology. It seems to me, as a “millennial” (a
generation that is increasingly absenting itself from the church), that churches of all stripes in this country are too
quick to water down their presentation of theology. Expectations for members are relaxed, sermons are shortened,
and theology is reduced to taglines that could fit on a bumper sticker, all in the hopes of “reaching more people.”
This is a losing strategy. Kenda Creasy Dean, a pastor and professor of youth ministry, wrote an important book
called Almost Christian that uses data from the largest study of American Christian youth ever conducted. The
picture she paints is alarming: even the most active, church-going youth are increasingly unable to articulate basic
Christian doctrine. This is true across denominational lines. According to Dean, “Instead of proclaiming a God who
calls believers to lives of love, service and sacrifice, churches offer instead a bargain religion, easy to use, easy to
forget, offering little and demanding less.” Why are there fewer young people in our congregations? Maybe it is
because we churchgoers have become so good at watering down our beliefs and practices that what remains seems
of little consequence.
Dear sisters and brothers, contend for the faith once delivered. Encourage your pastor in his or her preaching and
teaching. Study the scriptures, not only for your own edification, but so you can answer the questions of your
neighbors. Brush up on the teaching documents and/or confessions of your denomination. Get involved in the
educational ministries of your congregation. Make sure that the young people in your life are exposed to the
“original formula” of our faith.
Pastors Perspective
Pastor Dana Lockhart • Prairie Fellowship Parish
kept books for Country Coffees in
Union Center.
On Aug. 17, 1974 Della Rae
married the love of her life, her
longtime friend, Sam Mickelson.
Together they first worked and
traveled for SBA, later settling at
their home along Cedar Canyon.
Along with raising sheep, cattle,
and most recently buffalo, they
raised a family of three boys and
three girls, who were their pride
and joy. Their blessings increased
as each grandchild arrived. From
about the early to mid eighty’s
Della Rae tried to publish a
weekly newsletter that was
shared with family and friends.
This became what we know now
as “Mickelson Moments”. Even
when her family became scattered
she was trying to keep them all
connected and informed.
Grateful for having shared her
life are: her husband of 39 years ,
Sam, and six children and their
families, Travis and Haley Mickel-
son, and children Natalie, Tar-
rence, and MaKeltie of Mud Butte,
South Dakota; Fran Mickelson of
Union Center, South Dakota; Tim
and Courtney Mickelson and chil-
dren Toby, Soleil, Ciera, and Ruby,
of rural Faith (Maurine), South
Dakota; Tyler and Jennifer Mick-
elson and son Will of Mandan,
North Dakota; Faye Lynn and
Levi Stoddard and children Reece,
Sidney, and Paisley of Garrison,
North Dakota; and Felicia and
Chris Cammack of Union Center,
South Dakota.
Other survivors include her fa-
ther Shirley Miller of Mud Butte;
her sister Reta Fae and Ken Kelly
of Ada, Kansas and many nieces
and nephews.
Della Rae lost her fight with
cancer and went to be with the
Lord she loved, joining her mother
Erma Miller, two infant sons and
many family and friends and
neighbors who have preceded her
in death.
Memorials have been estab-
lished to the New Prairie Home
Church and the Cedar Canyon
Bible Camp.
Condolences may be sent to the
family at www.kinkadefunerals
.com.
8 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 19, 2013
American Lutheran
By Beth Hulm
It was a time of jubilation when
more than 100 people gathered on
Sunday, September 8, 2013 to cele-
brate the 100th anniversary of the
founding of American Lutheran
Church in Bison. Activities in-
cluded a special message, music, a
roast beef and ham dinner, displays
and souvenirs.
The service / program began at
10 a.m. in the church on Rogers
Street. The word of God was spoken
by current Pastor Dana Lockhart
who encouraged the congregation
to nurture their spiritual lives, not
only for an hour on Sunday morn-
ings but several times each day
during the week. He was assisted
throughout the service and in serv-
ing Holy Communion by previous
clergy, Pastors LeRoy Flagstad
(1957-1962), Roger Dieterle (1997-
2000), Anna Peck (2000-2006) and
Margie Hershey (2006-2013).
A Centennial Choir, organized es-
pecially for the occasion, sang two
contemporary Christian songs and
appropriately ended the worship
service with a medley of old-time
favorites, including “What a Friend
We Have in Jesus,” “The Old
Rugged Cross,” and “How Great
Thou Art.” Choir members included
Todd Buer on the guitar, Eliza
Bonacci on violin, Greg Veal, Julia
Brixey, Dolores Chapman, Margo
Kronberg, Mary Haggart, Beth
Hulm and Pastor Anna Peck.
Charlotte Johnson, a senior at
Bison High School, accompanied
herself on guitar as she sang from
the congregation’s favorite “yellow
hymnal.”
Time was allowed for picture tak-
ing following the service and then
everyone moved to the Bentley
Building where the meal, prepared
by IGA, Lemmon, was served by
Hurry ’n Hustle Community Club.
An anniversary cake was baked
and served by Arla Kopren.
Tables were decorated with a
sunflower theme and white covers
adorned each chair. There were sev-
eral displays, including the con-
tents of a time capsule that was
opened earlier in the week; and a
collection of wedding dresses, bap-
tismal gowns and old hats.
Each family in attendance re-
ceived a bookmark, inscribed espe-
cially for the century-old church.
There was also a souvenir table of
sample products that may be or-
dered, including a clock, a Christ-
mas tree ornament and a 100-year
history book.
An anniversary logo was de-
signed by high school students Syd-
ney Arneson and Kimberly Peck
and used as the program cover for
the bulletin and elsewhere.
The mostly - Scandinavian
Lutheran church in Bison was offi-
cially organized on September, 28,
1913 by early missionary pastors,
called to Bison by the South Dakota
District.
In those early days, it was known
as the Bison Evangelical Lutheran
Congregation of Bison. Pastors G.
R .Estrem, Pastor E. E. Eidbo and
R. M .Holie, traveled from Reeder,
ND by team and buggy or team and
sled, depending on the season, to
lead Sunday worship in Bison,
Lone Tree, Chance and Red Elm.
They would spend a night at each
location and hold confirmation in-
struction the next morning before
moving to their next stop and even-
tually back to Reeder.
For the first 13 years, services in
Bison were held in the home of Carl
Nordman, in the Presbyterian
Church and in the courthouse
At Chance, services were held in
the Martin Monserud home. That
was the original Indian Creek con-
gregation. Indian Creek Lutheran,
now located at the junction of High-
ways 73 and 20, south of Meadow
Corner, celebrated its 100th an-
niversary the same weekend as
American did, on Saturday, Sep-
tember 7.
Church records at American doc-
ument that early officers of the
Evangelical Lutheran Congrega-
tion of Bison were L.D. Nelson, Mr.
Sorenson, James Hanson and John
Almen.
In 1917 a Ladies Aid formed.
Charter members were Elsie Han-
son, Ella Aaker and Lettie Aaker.
The first regular pastor of the
congregation was Rev. P. P Hagen
from Lake Andes, SD. who served
from August 1923 – April 1925.
By 1924, a building committee
had formed to erect a place of wor-
ship for the congregation. It con-
sisted of John Almen, Nels Aaker,
Martin Monserud, Gilbert
Orvedahl and Peder Buer. Con-
struction of the building took place
between June and October, 1926.
The 26 ft. x 40 ft. structure cost
$3,000 to build. Labor was volun-
teered by church members.
Einar Jorgenson was the pastor
when the church was dedicated on
September 19, 1926. His father,
Rev. J.E. Jorgenson, laid the cor-
nerstone on October 17, 1926.
Rev. Jorgenson’s daughter, Mae
Lorraine, was the first child to be
baptized in that church. Carl John-
son and Bertha Jensen were the
first to be married there and the
first funeral was held for Mrs. Jo-
hanna C. Nelson Hanson on August
3, 1926.
The church was a home mission
until 1944 when it became self-sup-
porting.
In 1957, plans began taking
shape for a new church with a full
basement. On Mothers’ Day, 1960,
ground broke for the new addition,
which includes the present church
sanctuary. The 34 ft. by 70 ft. ex-
pansion cost $40,000.
The large building committee
was comprised of Rudolph Larson,
A time capsule, containing me-
mentos from both the 1926 and
1961 dedications at American
Lutheran, was opened during the
2013 centennial celebration ear-
lier this month. The small steel
box had been buried in the
church cornerstone following the
first dedication and then opened
and added to during the second.
Inserted in the box in 1926
were a copy of the October 7, 1926
Bison Courier; a September 21,
1926 copy of the Lutheran
Church Herald (the official
church periodical of the time); a
Sunday school teacher’s manual,
“The Lutheran Teacher,” dated
October 10, 1926; Luther’s Small
Catechism, a special edition
translated from Norwegian and
used extensively in preparation
for confirmation; a magazine for
Lutheran youth, “Our Young Peo-
ple,” dated Aug. 29, 1926; and a
letter of congratulations, written
by the Rev. A.J. Bergsaker, Dis-
trict President from Sioux Falls.
The 1961 mementos included a
Holy Bible, Luther’s Small Cate-
chism, a Lutheran Hymnal, the
July 13, 1961 “Lutheran Stan-
dard,” a bulletin from the dedica-
tion ceremony and the Bison
Courier dated July 13, 1961.
Luther Leaguers, under the di-
rection of Eric and Darla Kahler,
will create a new time capsule to
be opened by another congrega-
tion in the future. It will include
the 100th Anniversary bulletin
from the recent September 8 wor-
ship service/program; a current
copy of “The Lutheran” magazine;
Luther’s Small Catechism; pic-
tures from the centennial an-
niversary and of the church plus
some of Bison’s Main Street and
the school; and an issue of this
Bison Courier.
Church’s 1926 and 1961
time capsule opened
Jim Wilson opened the time capsule.
Pastor Dana Lockhart begin his ministry at American Lutheran
and the Prairie Fellowship Parish on June 1, 2013.
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Billy Ray Watson, LeRoy Schecher,
Lester Yohe, Ralph Miles Veal, Roy
Brown, Alfred Anderson, William
Watson, Dean Englehart, Marlo
Johnson, Norman Kopren, Carl
Johnson, Clarence Krause and
Morris Jensen, with the latter serv-
ing as the building chairman.
Jensen and Nels Aaker, who had
been the building chairman of the
1923 construction project, placed
the corner stone and date stone
when the church was dedicated on
July 16, 1961.
The first baptisms in the new
church were Paul and Paula Wil-
son, twin infants of Jim and Vera
Gay Wilson. The first wedding took
place on June 24, 1961 between
Lola Mae Saunders and Alan Lede-
bur.
In 1960, twelve Lutheran bodies
from across the United States had
joined to become The American
Lutheran Church of America. On
January 31, 1988 the name
changed again to the ELCA – Evan-
gelical Lutheran Church of Amer-
ica – which is what it still is today.
Throughout the early years, the
Bison church joined with other
nearby churches, including Lodge-
pole, Rosebud and Indian Creek, to
form parishes and to share clergy.
In the late 1950s, there was a six-
point parish including Lutheran
churches at Bison, Zeona, Sorum,
Slim Buttes, Prairie City and In-
dian Creek. Pastor LeRoy Flagstad
served them all.
In 1960, the Bison and Chance
Lutheran churches combined to
form a two-point parish and Pastor
Flagstad accepted the call to serve
only the two of them. In 1996, Rose-
bud Lutheran, north of Bison,
joined American and Indian Creek
and on August 14, 2000, the three-
point parish, as it exists today, be-
came the “Prairie Fellowship
Parish.”
Pastor Roger Dieterle was in-
strumental in naming the parish
and also in beginning a monthly
newsletter. Dieterle was the first
editor. Janet Jorgenson now has
that distinction. Previous editors
were Beth Hulm, Lorrie Hafner
and Pastor Anna Peck.
The parish provides a parsonage
for its pastor and family. It was
built in 1967 on what is now First
Avenue West in Bison.
During Pastor Anna’s time with
the Prairie Fellowship Parish,
American Lutheran remodeled
some unused Sunday school rooms
to make a Fellowship Hall with a
handicapped accessible bathroom.
It was dedicated to her. Coffee and
refreshments are served there
every Sunday following worship.
Monthly service groups take
turns preparing and serving the
coffee hour, as well as acting as
greeters, readers, communion offi-
ciates and ushers. They also keep
the lawn mowed and snow shoveled
and take care of other needs that
arise.
The current council - consisting
of President Lyndel Johnson, Eric
Kahler, Salli Kolb Blazey, Margo
Kronberg, Linda Howey, Heidi Ko-
pren, Myron Lemer and Kaye Senn
- is spearheading a project to re-
model the basement as time and
money allows.
Serving as officers on the current
WELCA (Women of the ELCA)
board are Arla Kopren, president,
Becky Krause, Mary Haggart and
Pam Reder. There are also
women’s service groups, for serving
funerals, etc., who are headed by
Margo Kronberg, Julia Brixey, Beth
Hulm and Kaye Senn. Heidi Ko-
pren and Julia Brixey are Sunday
School leaders; Eric and Darla
Kahler are the current Luther
League advisors. Camille Drown
keeps the wine closet stocked for
communion.
American is proud to claim two
native sons who have entered the
ministry. Rev. Milton Wilson, son of
L.K. and Mabel (Peterson) Wilson
was ordained on June 20, 1948 and
Pastor Lance Yohe, son of Lester
“Bud” and Viola Yohe, was ordained
on March 2, 1980.
The congregation has celebrated
other milestone anniversaries:
A 50th anniversary celebration
was held in 1963. That anniver-
sary-year church council included
Alex Krischen, Clarence Krause,
Ralph Miles Veal, Eugene Kolb,
Darlene Kolb, Bernard Bengts,
Charles Tufty, Norman Kopren and
Dean Kopren. Officers of the
women’s group included Carol
Kolb, Ruby Jensen, Hannah Lar-
son, Genevie Kopren, Dorothy Hau-
gen and Hazel Schecher.
In 1988, there were special activ-
ities for the Jubilee (75th) year. The
church council at that time con-
sisted of Joel Larson, Donald Han-
son, Lonnie Krause, Alvin Krause,
James Burrer, Janice Heupel,.
Larry Schecher, Doug Hamilton
and Chuck Tufty. The Pastor was
Chris Montgomery.
In 2003, a 90th birthday party
was hosted by the congregation and
church council, which consisted of
Joel Larson, Arla Kopren, Joe Kro-
nberg, Beth Hulm, Mary Haggart,
Todd Gerbracht and Lyndel John-
son. Pastor Anna Peck was the
clergy.
Committee members who worked
long and hard to make the 100th
anniversary celebration a success
were Salli Kolb Blazey, Kaye Senn,
Margo Kronberg, Darla Kahler,
Becky Krause, Connie Aaker, Beth
Hulm and Arla Kopren.
I lift up my eyes to the hills – from
where will my help come? My help
comes from the Lord, who made
heaven and earth. Psalm 121: 1-2
Participating clergy: Pastors LeRoy Flagstad, Roger Dieterle, Anna Peck, Margie Hershey, Dana Lockhart.
celebrates Centennial .................
10 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 19, 2013
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By Robert Drown,
Natural Resource Specialist
What is iron chlorosis in trees
and shrubs and what causes it?
Many of our soils have a high pH
and iron unavailable causing a
yellowing of leaves from iron de-
ficiency. Usually the leaves are
yellow with dark green veins but
in severe cases, even the veins
may turn yellow, or leaf edges
may scorch and turn brown.
Some of the trees most suscepti-
ble are Silver maple trees, Nor-
way maples and other maples.
If a tree is young and constantly
chlorotic consider removing it
and planting a better-adapted
species. But what should be done
about large, established, valuable
trees that are exhibiting chlorosis
symptoms?
Several methods are available
for treating iron deficiency as fol-
lows: 1) soil application of ele-
mental sulfur combined with
ferrous sulfate; 2) soil application
of iron chelates; 3) foliar sprays
containing ferrous sulfate or
chelated iron; or 4) trunk injec-
tion of ferric ammonium citrate
or iron sulfate. Often, one
method will work well in one area
but not in another due to varia-
tions in soil conditions and
species susceptibility.
Soil treatment - Use soil ap-
plications to treat individual
trees and shrubs, in the fall or
Tree Facts – Iron Chlorosis in Trees and Shrubs
early spring. A mixture of equal
parts iron sulfate and elemental
sulfur can produce lasting results
and is relatively inexpensive.
Treat small areas by making
holes 1 to 2 inches in diameter, 12
to 18 inches deep and 18 to 24
inches apart under the tree.
Make holes with an auger or soil
probe that removes soil. Avoid
damaging large, woody roots
when making holes. Also, check
with local utility companies if
making holes in the vicinity of
underground utility lines. Fill
each hole with the iron sulfate-el-
emental sulfur mixture to within
4 inches of the soil surface.
Areas of small shrubs in a gar-
den also can be treated with
equal parts ferrous sulfate and el-
emental sulfur. Use a hoe to ex-
cavate a small trench
approximately 4 inches deep, 12
to 24 inches away from the base
of plants. Apply one inch of the
ferrous sulfate-elemental sulfur
combination to the bottom of the
trench and then fill in the re-
mainder of the trench with soil.
Over time, the concentrated
sulfur in the holes or trenches re-
acts with precipitation to form
acid which lowers soil pH. One
soil treatment may last 2 to 4
years depending on conditions.
Foliar treatment - Foliar ap-
plications are made directly on
the leaves of affected plants dur-
ing the growing season. These
treatments produce a quick re-
sponse but control is spotty and
temporary. Foliar sprays are dif-
ficult to apply to large trees.
Trunk injection or implantation
- Injection treatments generally
are most effective if applied in the
early spring during bud break.
Iron compounds in dry or liquid
form can be placed directly into
holes drilled into a tree's lower
trunk. Studies have shown that
uptake is better and more evenly
distributed if holes are drilled
near the soil surface on the out-
side of root flares.
My source for this news article
was Utah State University Ex-
tension. If you would like more
information about “Iron Chlorosis
in Trees and Shrubs” call Bob
Drown at the Conservation Office
at 605-244-5222, Extension 4 or
by e-mail at robert.drown@sd.
nacdnet.net.
Maple leaf sample exhibiting iron chlorosis from Meadow, SD.
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12 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 19, 2013
bert and Bridgets anniversary so
they took the kids to Shadehill and
went boating.
Friday, Rob and Duane H were
guests. Dawn stopped by that
evening and picked up the kids to
stay with them for the weekend.
Bridget and Albert traveled to
Spearfish for the weekend. They re-
turned home Sunday afternoon.
Sunday the Kellers went to Lem-
mon for supper and Bridget traveled
on to Bismarck for some guard train-
ing. She returned home Tuesday
evening.
LaVonne Foss and Shirley John-
son made a trip to Lemmon one day
this past week.
Saturday, Doug Frisvold, Willis-
ton, ND came to visit. He stayed
until Tuesday morning.
Sunday, Bert and Pat Keller,
MaryLou Scherer, Duane and Dawn
Harris, Bailey and Gabe Keller and
Doug Frisvold were all dinner and
supper guests of Albert and Bridget
Keller’s.
Larry and Sarah Dreiske and
family were Saturday supper guests
of Nolan and Linda Seim and family.
Tim and JoAnne Seim visited
with Chet and Mandy Anderson and
family Thursday morning.
Boyd and Betty Ellingson were
Saturday morning visitors of Tim
and JoAnne Seim.
Jo and Jacob Seim returned home
Saturday after spending a month in
England.
Justin, Jo and Jacob Seim were
Sunday afternoon guests of Tim and
JoAnne Seim.
Monday, Jim and Patsy Miller
Rosebud News.......................................................................By Tiss Treib
Tiss Treib spent Tuesday in Lem-
mon. On her way home, she visited
with Jim and Angie Spenny and
Dorothy Frey.
Bridget Keller and boys, Dorena
Wiechmann and Esther Johnson
called on Tiss Treib Tuesday
evening.
Tiss Treib made a trip to Lemmon
Wednesday.
Tiss Treib visited with Butch and
Carol Mattis Thursday afternoon.
Tiss Treib met Thelma Sandgren
at the end of her drive and they
drove to Jim and Patsy Miller’s.
They all traveled to Indian Creek
Lutheran Church to attend their 100
Anniversary celebration.
Steve Sandgren stopped in briefly
at the ranch and took care of some
things for his mother, Thelma, Tues-
day and Wednesday.
Brady Ham had a pop break
Wednesday afternoon with Thelma
Sandgren.
Thelma Sandgren delivered a zuc-
chini recipe to Shirley Johnson
Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday, Steve Sandgren, Mike
Schmeltzer and Brady Ham were
luncheon guests of Thelma Sand-
gren.
Thelma Sandgren spent Friday in
Hettinger.
Emmett Vliem of Rapid City came
and visited his Auntie Tim Saturday
morning. So very nice.
Late Saturday afternoon Tiss
Treib picked up Thelma Sandgren
and they drove down to Jim and
Patsy Miller’s. Tiss and Thelma ac-
companied Jim and Patsy to Indian
Creek Lutheran Church for their
100th Anniversary. It was wonderful
until coming home, we ran into a
terrible storm. Patsy drove Thelma
all the way home and will take her
van to her later in the week. It is so
wonderful to have such considerate
neighbors.
Sunday morning Thelma Sand-
gren drove to Bison to attend the
100th Anniversary for American
Lutheran Church. It was very nice
and she enjoyed seeing the visiting
pastors.
Steve Sandgren and Mike
Schmeltzer stopped by Sunday af-
ternoon and did a few chores for
Thelma Sandgren. Later, Thelma
delivered her news.
John and Shirley Johnson accom-
panied LaVonne Foss to Sum-
merville for dinner Sunday.
Rosebud will have worship on
Sept 14th at 7:00 p.m. Starting Sun-
day, September 22nd, Rosebud will
have services at 8:00 a.m.
Kathy and Megan Baumeister vis-
ited with Shirley Harris Thursday.
Helen Meink and Duane Meink
went to Monday Lemmon and on the
way home they visited with John
and Shirley Johnson.
Jim and Patsy Miller have spent
the past week helping Matt and
Christi Miller with their house in
Hettinger.
Jim and Patsy Miller visited with
Violet Miller at the Nursing home in
Hettinger Friday.
Tuesday Bridget Keller and the
boys went to Tiss Treibs to pick up
her fruit order.
Wednesday, Albert Keller re-
turned home from work. It was Al-
Meadow News .........By Tiss Treib
Art and Marilyn Christman took
Julie and Ron Scott to Sturgis Sun-
day where they met Judy Lewis.
Judy took them to the Rapid City
airport to fly home to Glendale, AZ.
All of Art and Marilyn Christ-
man’s family has returned to their
respective homes.
Friday, Mary Ellen Fried was a
dinner guest of Violet Chapman at
her home.
Fern Brockel and Mary Lee Drake
were Saturday afternoon visitors of
Mary Ellen Fried.
Fred and Bev Schopp attended
the Lemmon – Harding County Vol-
leyball game in Lemmon Thursday
evening.
Andrew Sackman and Katie
Schopp were Sunday evening card
players at the home of their grand-
parents, Fred and Bev Schopp.
Carolyn Petik and Geraldine
Storm went to Bismarck Tuesday.
Carolyn spent Wednesday afternoon
with Irene Young in Lemmon and
Thursday evening, she attended
Hope Women's Bible study at the
home of Linda Zimmerman in Lem-
mon.
Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended
the Centennial Celebration at In-
dian Creek Lutheran church Satur-
day evening.
Clark and Ruby Starr of Gas,
Kansas visited with Art and Marilyn
Christman Sunday afternoon.
Sarah and Ben Lewis and three
friends visited with Art and Marilyn
Christman and were Saturday
overnight guests. They were hunt-
ing.
Fred, Bev and Ray Schopp trav-
eled to Bismarck Tuesday and had
lunch with Del and Arlys Krause.
On their way home, they took in a
volleyball game at McIntosh.
Wednesday, Pastor and Candra
Gandt and family were supper
guests and evening visitors of Fred
and Bev Schopp.
Carolyn Petik had coffee with Bev
Schopp Thursday morning.
Thursday evening, Fred and Bev
Schopp took in the Volleyball game
between Lemmon and Faith.
Thursday afternoon, Fred and
Bev Schopp visited with Floyd Mar-
tin at the Nursing home in Lemmon.
They also visited with Martha Jane
Peterson at her home in Lemmon.
Monday evening Jerry and Car-
olyn Petik attended Home Coming
Coronation in Lemmon and also vis-
ited briefly with Irene Young.
Tuesday, Jerry attended a grazing
association meeting in Lemmon and
Carolyn visited with Irene Young
and Thelma Lemke.
Wednesday afternoon Carolyn vis-
ited with Ernestine Miller and on
Thursday evening she hosted Grand
River Gals club at her home on
Thursday evening.
Jerry and Carolyn attended the
Homecoming football game in Lem-
mon on Friday evening. On Satur-
day they attended the Lemmon
Junior Livestock show and sale.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 28th
Main Street Spearfish
Kick off Fall with
Harvest
Fest Activities
Pumpkin Carving
Contest
Kids 12 & under - bring your
pumpkins , to be carved,
downtown from 1-3:30 pm
Kids 13 & up - bring your carved
pumpkins downtown for judging
at 4 pm
Apple Pie baking
contest
Live Entertainment throughout the day!
Sidewalk sales, vendors
...and much, much more!
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
helped Matt and Christi Miller with
their house.
Dave and Nancy Miller visited
with Jim and Patsy Miller Tuesday.
Jim and Patsy Miller spent Friday
in Hettinger and visited with Violet
Miller at the Nursing Home.
Jim, Patsy, Matt and Christi
Miller traveled to Rapid City Satur-
day. They had lunch with Dave and
Nancy Miller and family.
Ben Wiechmann was a Wednes-
day evening and Thursday evening
visitor of Tiss Treib.
Tiss Treib made a trip to Lemmon
Friday afternoon.
Tiss Treib and Roni Klein were
among those who attended the Jen-
nifer Hoff – Craig Gehring wedding
in Lemmon Saturday. Tiss took Roni
home after the reception.
Ben Wiechmann and Tiss Treib
attended the Horse sale in Bowman
Sunday.
Dale Johnson had a coffee break
with Thelma Sandgren Monday
morning.
Thelma Sandgren took magazines
and went to visit Helen Meink Tues-
day afternoon.
John and Shirley Johnson stopped
by briefly Wednesday for a cappuc-
cino break.
Brady Ham and his helper had a
goodies break with Thelma Sand-
gren Thursday afternoon after they
finished vaccinating calves.
Thelma Sandgren made her usual
trip to Hettinger Friday. She was
joined by Gladys Merwin, Leolla
Witt, Nan Nash, Lorraine Kaitfors
and Lucy Millerian at C&N to cele-
brate Thelma’s birthday. Steve
Sandgren joined them and treated
them all to lunch which they greatly
appreciated. They all played cards in
the afternoon and then Thelma
picked up her sister, Gladys Vliem
from the nursing home and Gladys
treated Thelma to pie and coffee
and then Thelma took her weary
body home.
Thelma Sandgren attended wor-
ship at Rosebud Saturday evening.
Sunday, Thelma Sandgren joined
James and Marci Sandgren for
brunch in Bison and later they went
to Smoky’s for lunch. Later, Thelma
visited James and Marci and
learned about their trip to Califor-
nia. In the evening Thelma was
among the guests of Lester and
Sharon Longwood for bible sturdy.
CHURCH SERVICES AT ROSE-
BUD CHANGE TO 8:00 AM SUN-
DAY MORNING SEPT 22ND,
The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 19, 2013 • 13
Perkins County
Commission
Regular Meeting
Date: September 3, 2013
Present: Commissioners Schweitzer,
Henderson, Ottman, Besler (10:25)
and Foster and Finance Officer Chap-
man
Others Present: Shane Penfield, Tracy
Buer, Rownea Gerbracht, Chris Block,
Beth Hulm, press
Call to Order
Chairman Schweitzer called the regu-
lar September Meeting to order at
10:13 a.m. at the Perkins County
Courthouse Commissioner Room. The
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Approval of Agenda
Foster moved, Ottman seconded to ap-
prove the agenda as presented, motion
carried.
Minutes
Henderson moved, Foster seconded to
approve the minutes of the August 13,
2013 Commission Meeting, motion car-
ried.
Monthly Reports
•Finance Officers Account with the
Deputy Finance Officer - To the Hon-
orable Board of County Commissioners
Perkins County: I hereby submit the
following report of my examination of
the cash and cash items in the hands
of the Deputy Finance Officer of this
County as of July 31, 2013, Sylvia
Chapman, Finance Officer, Perkins
County. Total amount of deposits in
banks $30,204.89, total amount of ac-
tual cash $150.69; Insured Money
Market $1,651,360.96; Dakota Plains
Federal Credit Union membership fee
$10.04; Certificates of Deposit
$500,001.00; South Dakota FIT
$101,495.23; Total $2,283,222.81. The
total represents state, county, schools,
cities and township funds, which will
be transferred to each entity of govern-
ment after being apportioned.
•Sheriff ’s Fees in the amount of
$515.82 were reviewed.
•Register of Deed’s fees in the
amount of $2,249.24 were reviewed.
•Sheriff ’s car logs were reviewed.
•Motor Vehicle fees for the month of
August were reviewed.
•Highway Superintendent Monthly
Maintenance & Project Report was re-
viewed.
•Longevity increase of 10₵ per hour
will be realized for the following: S
Chapman, September 21st.
Township Bond Approval
Foster moved, Henderson seconded to
approve the Meadow Township Trea-
surer’s Bond, motion carried.
Chris Block – Arrow Public Tran-
sit
Chris Block, Arrow Public Transit, was
present to request the full $8,000 she
had originally requested for 2014.
Approval of Plat
Foster moved, Besler seconded to ap-
prove Resolution 2013-8 roll call vote:
Henderson aye, Ottman aye, Besler
aye, Foster aye, Schweitzer aye, mo-
tion carried.
Resolution 2013-8
Plat of Lot A Located in
the Northwest Quarter &
Lot B Located in the
North Half of the
Northeast Quarter
Section 21 – Township 18
North – Range 13 East of
the BHM
Perkins County
Be it resolved by the County
Commission of Perkins
County, South Dakota, that
the Plat of Lot A located in
the Northwest Quarter and
Lot B located in the North
Half of the Northeast Quar-
ter of Section 21 - Township
18 North – Range 13 East of
the BHM, County of Perkins,
State of South Dakota, hav-
ing been examined, is hereby
approved in accordance with
the provisions of South
Dakota Compiled Law Chap-
ter 11-3, and any amend-
ments thereof.
Tracy Buer
•There is nothing new on the Lem-
mon Area Roadway Reconstruction
Phase I. The entities are waiting on
grant applications.
•Snowplows Trucks – Superintend-
ent Buer would like to order two new
Mack snowplow trucks off the Sanborn
County bid. Henderson moved, Besler
seconded to authorize Superintendent
Buer to order two Mack snowplow
trucks off the Sanborn County bid, one
to be paid in 2013 and one to be paid
in 2014, motion carried.
•Discussion was held on doing an
asphalt overlay on the Bixby Road in
the future. Buer would like to place
the project on the South Dakota De-
partment of Transportation’s Federal
Aid
Surface Transportation Program
Henderson moved, Besler seconded to
introduce and approve Resolution
2013-9, Federal Aid Surface Trans-
portation Program Resolution for
County and Urban Projects, roll call
vote: Henderson aye, Ottman aye,
Besler aye, Foster aye, Schweitzer aye,
motion carried.
Resolution 2013-9
Federal Aid Surface
Transportation Program
Resolution
For County and Urban Proj-
ects
WHEREAS, Perkins County
desires the construction and
improvement of the road
and/or bridge as hereinafter
described:
LOCATION, LENGTH,
STRUCTURE NUMBER: 27
Miles of Bixby Road from
SD20, 5W of Bison, S to the
S County Line, Excluding 10
miles between Ridgeview
Road and the Moreau River
Bridge
TYPE OF CONSTRUC-
TION: Asphalt Overlay
LIST OF CURRENT
LANDOWNERS ADJA-
CENT TO THE PROJECT
(NAMES & ADDRESSES –
Attach a list if necessary;
only applicable for projects
with grading): Not Applica-
ble
Major Collector Route Num-
ber (if applicable)
6167
AND WHEREAS, Perkins
County is obligated and
hereby agrees to provide
maintenance as required by
the Federal Highway Act as
amended and supplemented
thereto for the project after
construction is completed
and to regulate or cause to
be regulated the installation
of utility facilities within the
limits of the right-of-way of
the proposed project in accor-
dance with State and Fed-
eral requirements.
AND WHEREAS, Perkins
County is obligated and
hereby agrees to reimburse
the State for all costs not re-
imbursable with Surface
Transportation Program
(STP) Funds and associated
with State matching funds.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED: That the South
Dakota Department of
Transportation be and
hereby is authorized and re-
quested to program for con-
struction, in accordance with
the “Local Roads Plan” and
the State’s “Standard Speci-
fications for Roads and
Bridges”, the project de-
scribed.
Estimated Cost of Project In-
cluding Engineering:
$5,700,000
STP Funds ($1.62 ’13 – ’17)
& SIB Loan ($3.24 ’18-’27):
$4,860,000
Local Funds (if needed to
meet construction year):
$ 840,000
Proposed Year of Construc-
tion: 2016
Executive Session
Besler moved, Henderson seconded to
enter into executive session to discuss
personnel at 11:14 a.m., motion car-
ried. The Board was declared out of
executive session at 11:26 a.m.
Supervision of Custodian
Henderson moved, Besler seconded to
place the Custodian under the Super-
vision of the Board of Commissioners,
motion carried.
11:30 a.m. - 2014 Annual Budget
Hearing
Discussion was held on the annual
budget. Henderson moved, Ottman
seconded to change Arrow Public Tran-
sit’s budget amount from $6,000 to the
originally requested $8,000, motion
carried. Besler moved, Ottman sec-
onded to add $200,000 to the general
fund capital accumulations, motion
carried. Henderson moved, Foster sec-
onded to reduce the transfer from Gen-
eral Fund to Road and Bridge Fund
from $350,000 to $150,000, which in-
creases cash applied to $665,308, mo-
tion carried.
Resolution 2013-10
Henderson moved, Besler seconded to
introduce and approve Resolution
2013-10 Adoption of Annual Report for
Perkins County, South Dakota, roll call
vote: Ottman aye, Besler aye, Foster
aye, Henderson aye, Schweitzer aye,
motion carried.
Resolution 2013-10
ADOPTION OF 2014
ANNUAL BUDGET FOR
PERKINS COUNTY,
SOUTH DAKOTA
WHEREAS (7-21-5 thru 13)
SDCL provides that the
Board of County Commis-
sioners shall each year pre-
pare a Provisional Budget of
all contemplated expendi-
tures and revenues of the
County and all its institu-
tions and agencies for such
fiscal year and WHEREAS,
the Board of County Com-
missioners did prepare a
Provisional Budget and
cause the same to be pub-
lished by law, and
WHEREAS, due and legal
notice has been given of the
meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners for
the consideration of such
Provisional Budget and all
changes, eliminations and
additions have been made
thereto.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, That such pro-
visional budget as amended
and all its purposes, sched-
ules, appropriations,
amounts, estimates and all
matters therein set forth,
SHALL BE APPROVED
AND ADOPTED AS THE
ANNUAL BUDGET OF
THE APPROPRIATIONS
AND EXPENDITURES
FOR PERKINS COUNTY,
South Dakota and all its in-
stitutions and agencies for
calendar year beginning
January 1, 2014 and ending
December 31, 2014 and the
same is hereby approved and
adopted by the Board of
County Commissioners of
Perkins County, South
Dakota this 3rd day of Sep-
tember, 2013. The Annual
Budget so adopted is avail-
able for public inspection
during normal business
hours at the office of the
county finance officer,
Perkins County, South
Dakota. The accompanying
taxes are levied by Perkins
County for year January 1,
2014 through December 31,
2014.
COUNTY TAX LEVIES
LEVY IN DOLLARS
$’s/1,000
General County Purposes
$1,559,450.00
4.076
Secondary Road
$108,144.00
.935
Capital Accumulations Resolution
Besler moved, Foster seconded to in-
troduce an approve Resolution 2013-11
Capital Accumulations Resolution; roll
call vote: Besler aye, Foster aye, Hen-
derson aye, Ottman aye, Schweitzer
aye, motion carried.
Resolution 2013-11
Capital Outlay
Accumulations
Resolution
WHEREAS, SDCL 7-21-51
allows for the accumulation
of funds for capital purposes;
AND WHEREAS, Perkins
County desires to set aside
funding to complete an as-
phalt overlay for C-9A
Bixby Road which exceeds
the funding ability of a sin-
gle budget year;
THEREFORE BE IT RE-
SOLVED, that funds be set
aside for the asphalt overlay
of C-9A Bixby Road up to
$2,000,000.
Credit Cards
Ottman moved, Henderson seconded
to introduce and approve credit card
resolution 2013-12, roll call vote: Fos-
ter aye, Henderson aye, Ottman aye,
Besler, Schweitzer aye, motion carried.
Resolution 2013-12
A Resolution Authorizing
the use of Credit Cards
By County Employees
WHEREAS, the Perkins
County Board of Commis-
sioners desires to authorize
the use of credit cards by
county employees under re-
stricted guidelines;
NOW THERFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, by the Perkins
County Board of Commis-
sioners that credit card use
will be allowed under the
credit card policy and card
user agreement which has
been established for Perkins
County and approved by the
Perkins County Board of
Commissioners.
Claims
The following claims were presented
and approved for payment: August
payroll: 70,467.27; IRS, fica, 4,368.92;
SD Retirement, retirement, 4,588.66;
Delta Dental, insurance, 1,117.70; Lin-
coln Mutual, insurance, 153.36; SDS-
DBF, insurance, 20,121.84; A&B
Business, supplies, 115.57; Ace Steel,
repairs, 56.17; Allied Manufacturing,
repairs, 285.11; Audra Malcomb Con-
sulting, MH board, 244.72; Bison Food,
supplies, 37.99; Bison Implement, re-
pairs/supplies, 1,641.99; Butler Ma-
chinery, repairs, 328.96; Chapman’s
Electronics, equipment, 1,047.03;
Country Media, publishing, 399.06;
Current Connection, supplies/equip,
463.47; Dakota Auto, maintenance,
5.69; Dakota Herald, subscription,
33.65; E-911, collections, 7,319.64;
Eagle Nest Ranch, chemical rebate,
893.90; EMC Insurance, insurance,
352.00; G&O Paper, supplies, 310.20;
Grand Electric, utilities, 1,524.15;
Grimms Pump, repairs, 446.77; Horn
Law Office, MH ct appt atty, 209.60;
Inland Truck Parts, repairs, 27.02;
Jenner Equipment, repairs, 88.07; C
Jesfjeld, chemical rebate, 102.23;
Kennedy Pier Knoff Loftus, MH ct
appt atty, 138.40; K Klemann, contract
pay, 330.00; City of Lemmon, travel,
1,243.27; Lemmon EMT, travel,
592.74; Logan’s Truck, repairs,
3,088.15; Matheson Tri-Gas, repairs,
34.81; Meade Co Auditor, collections,
226.25; Meade County Auditor, jail
board, 2,640.00; Motive Parts, repairs,
427.00; Newman Signs, supplies,
2,223.79; S Penfield, rent, 400.00;
Perkins Co Fairboard, subsidy,
17,500.00; Prairie Community Health,
rent, 3,360.00; Premier Equipment, re-
pairs, 658.92; Runnings, supplies,
519.18; SBM, supplies/maint, 100.40;
SD Counties, registration, 1,155.00;
SD Dept of Health, blood testing,
35.00; SD DOT, repairs, 2,400.27; SD
LTAP, conference, 70.00; Sheehan
Mack, repairs, 717.89; Smith Drug,
supplies, 5.39; Sunrise Plumbing, re-
pairs, 237.98; Tennant’s Auto, mainte-
nance, 48.58; Town of Bison, utilities,
244.53; Western Communications,
equipment, 450.00; WR Telephone,
utilities, 1,125.08.
Adjournment
Henderson moved, Foster seconded to
adjourn the meeting at 1:26 p.m., mo-
tion carried. The next regular meeting
of the Perkins County Commission will
be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October
8, 2013 at the Perkins County Court-
house.
ATTEST:
APPROVED:
Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer
Mike Schweitzer, Chairman
[Published September 19, 2013 at a
total approximate cost of $230.36.]
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for their kindness and support fol-
lowing the brief illness and passing
of our loving husband, father, grand-
father and great-grandfather, Beryl
Veal.
Margie would like to express her
gratitude to Greg for the loving care
he provided to Beryl as they worked
together on the ranch and especially
the past years as he required more
assistance.
Thank you to the doctors and
nursing staff at West River Health
Services in Hettinger for your gentle
care of Beryl during his last days.
Especially the ICU staff who
wrapped their arms around all of us,
it was a very difficult time for our
family and we were grateful for your
professionalism.
Thank you to Matt Barnes, Greg
Jensen and the staff at Evanson-
Jensen Funeral Home. Matt, you
guided our family and made it easier
to make the many decisions we
needed to.
A special thank you to Pastor
Dana Lockhart for spending time
with us at the hospital and helping
us through the final hours of Beryl's
life on earth. Thank you for the won-
derful family service on Friday
evening and the funeral service on
Saturday. Thanks, also, to Marilyn
Willey and Todd Buer for sharing
their musical talent with us and to
the ladies of Indian Creek WELCA
for the lunches following the family
and funeral services.
Thank you to our family and
friends for all the calls, messages,
hugs, food brought to the ranch,
flowers, plants, cards, memorials
and just being there for us during
this very difficult time. Thanks to
those who traveled great distances
to be with us on Saturday as we paid
tribute to Beryl's life.
Our hearts are broken at the loss
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of this wonderful and loving man,
but we will always carry with us the
values and lessons he taught during
his nearly 86 years on earth. He is
at peace in the arms of our Heavenly
Father and we look forward to the
day when we will all be together
again.
Revelation 14:13 And I heard a
voice from heaven saying, “Write
this: Blessed are the dead who from
now on die in the Lord.” “Yes,” says
the Spirit, “they will rest from their
labors, for their deeds follow them.”
Peace be with you.
Margaret Veal
Colleen and Jerry Bourdon & fam-
ily
Greg and Marsha Veal & family
Kandi and Dan O'Neil & family
We wish to thank our friends for
your many kindnesses during Roy's
illness and hospitalization and since
we've been home. The Bison Ambu-
lance crew is the greatest! Thanks to
Dennis Kari, Heidi Stevens and
Jerry Landis for the quick and safe
ride to Hettinger and to Dr. Brian
Willoughby, student doctor James
West and the entire staff at WRRMC
for your knowledge and kindness
during our hospital stay and since
then. Thanks to those who visited
the hospital and to those who have
stopped by at the house, including
Occupational Therapy and Physical
Therapy for making home visits!
Thanks, too, for all of the cards, food,
gift certificates and words of comfort
and concern that we have received.
We are fortunate to have such a
wonderful family and friends and to
live in such a caring community.
May God richly bless all of you in re-
turn!
Roy and Beth Hulm
I would like to say 'Thanks' for the
cards, phone calls and well wishes
for my retirement.
Thanks also to all who attended
the luncheon and afternoon party. A
special thanks to Karen, Dale, Kort-
ney and Kim for organizing the day,
Dale for the balloon bouquet, Toran,
Jed, Kortney and their families for
the beautiful flowers and Kortney
for the delicious cake.
For 27 plus years, I had the oppor-
tunity and pleasure of meeting and
working with a lot of really great
people.
I truly appreciated getting to
know you and value the friendships.
The producers of this community re-
ally are the best and I will miss
working with you.
Thanks again!!
Arla Kopren
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