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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 15
September 26, 2013
Includes Tax
Highlights &
5th Sunday Hymn Sing at the
First Presbyterian Church in
Bison, Sunday, September 29 at 7
p.m. Everyone Welcome!
Bison High School Rodeo Club
slave auction, October 2, 7 p.m. at
the Buzz Stop. for information
contact 701-567-3641
There will be a wedding
shower for Jessie (Peck) Sanchez
on Sunday, October 6, 2013 @ 1:30
p.m. at the Beckman Memorial
Wesleyan Church in Prairie City,
SD. They are registered at Target.
Jessica and Gavin Sanchez.
Everyone is welcome!
Bison Area Economic
Development receives
grant funding
Bison Area Economic Develop-
ment was chosen as one of four
communities to receive funding
through the Economic Develop-
ment Partnership Program.
These funds are part of Senate
Bill 235 which created the Build-
ing South Dakota Fund, a com-
prehensive economic develop-
ment package. This four part
grant program also includes
funding in the areas of Reinvest-
ment, Local Infrastructure Im-
provement and South Dakota
Bison Area Economic Develop-
ment was selected from 23 grant
proposals to receive $32,700 over
the next four years. This program
is a 1:1 match with local funds.
The Economic Development Part-
nership Fund was created to help
spur economic development in all
communities and to assist devel-
Automotive shop is Bison’s newest business
By Beth Hulm
Trent Fink and Karin
Vinkemulder’s A+ Repair isn’t a
new business but it is new to the
Town of Bison. They’ve recently
moved their automotive and truck
repair and maintenance shop into
town from its former location on
Highway 75, four miles north of
Highway 20.
Prior to coming to Perkins
County, more than three years
ago, Fink owned a couple of other
automotive shops in Montana - at
Belgrade and Absarokee (which
included agricultural equipment
and tire sales). Fink’s career goes
back a long way – he began work-
ing for Goodyear Tire when he was
only 14 years old! He also spent six
or seven years working under-
ground as a mechanic for Stillwa-
ter Mining in Columbus, MT.
It was while Fink was living and
working in Montana that he met
Karin Vinkemulder and they’ve
been a team ever since. Vinkemul-
der’s background is in secretarial
work, being a customer service
manager, and also the co-owner of
a concrete company for many
years. She also does home health
Born and partially raised in
Hettinger, Fink moved with his
parents to Montana and gradu-
ated from Livingston High School.
His brother Todd Fink had gradu-
ated high school and left home be-
fore their parents moved and he
stayed in this area, working for
Keith L. Carr Co. Currently, he
and his wife Ronda own and oper-
ate Fink Dirtmoving at Prairie
Trent yearned to be closer to his
brother and their other siblings -
another brother in Glendive and a
sister in Dickinson. That’s what
prompted the move to Perkins
County…that and a visit to Todd
in Prairie City several years ago.
They liked the area and, in 2010,
made the move.
Fink is Automotive Service Ex-
cellence certified by Ford, GM and
Chrysler and has other certifica-
tions from Cummins and Caterpil-
lar. The latter two companies
sponsored him when he attended
trade school. He has taken other
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part-time and full-time staff
members, continuing education
and training.
The Building South Dakota
Fund is facilitated through the
Governor’s Office of Economic De-
velopment. If you would like more
information regarding these pro-
grams, please contact Brandi
Baysinger, Bison Area Economic
Development or visit the Gover-
nor’s Office of Economic Develop-
ment website at www.sdreadyto
Stay informed about every-
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on bisonsd.com, please let Brandi
Baysinger know at brandi@
Karin Vinkemulder and Trent Fink
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2 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 26, 2013
The annual Bison Elementary
Grandparent's/Grandpal's Day
was held on Thursday, September
Grandparents Day held at Bison Elementary
19, in the school gym. About 165
grandparents, elementary stu-
dents and staff were entertained
by puppeteer, Linda Mohagan,
from Reva, SD. She brought sev-
eral of her special puppets, who
told funny stories and sang with
Linda as she walked among the
large audience. Refreshments
were served by the staff following
the entertainment. Students
then took their grandparents on
a tour of their classrooms before
leaving for the day.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 26, 2013 • 3
Push is on to finalize surveys for County Comprehensive Plan
By Beth Hulm
Time is running out to voice
your opinion about Perkins
County’s strengths and weak-
nesses and what could be done to
improve the quality of life for its
3,000+ residents.
A Comprehensive Planning
board, consisting of nine mem-
bers from across the county who
were recently appointed by the
Perkins County Commission, met
over the noon hour one day last
week to chart their progress thus
far and to make plans to finalize
the survey and to host a public
open house. The open house will
be the next step in gathering data
from those who live here about
what people like about living in
Perkins County and what they’d
like to add or change about it.
Ali DeMersseman, Community
Development Planner for Black
Hills Council of Local Govern-
ments, Rapid City, is assisting
the group. She was in Bison last
week to share results of nearly
100 surveys that have already
been submitted. She’d like to dou-
ble that number prior to the Oc-
tober 11 cut-off date.
So far, of the 91 surveys re-
ceived, 57% have come from Lem-
mon, 21% from Bison and 11%
from Prairie City; the remaining
surveys represent Lodgepole,
Meadow, Shadehill, Hettinger
and Buffalo. Survey takers don’t
enter their name but are identi-
fied by zip codes.
The most easily recognizable
strength given in the early survey
is the people who live in this
county. Agriculture, a low crime
rate and Shadehill Recreational
area were mentioned repeatedly,
Suggested improvements have
been more job and shopping op-
portunities, better roads and
more housing.
Growth is important to survey
takers, some of whom want to
grow without sacrificing the
area’s unique charm. Retaining
the county’s youth and maintain-
ing schools are also important to
county residents.
DeMersseman is also compiling
a history of the county. She
shared some interesting facts
with the planning board last
week about population trends. In
1910, for example, there were
11.348 residents in Perkins
County; today, only 3,037.
According to the U.S. Census
Bureau’s American Community
Survey, which is an ongoing
means of tracking the population
between 10-year census counts,
Perkins County has grown since
2010, when the county count was
2,982 residents. The highest per-
centage of Perkins County inhab-
itants are 35 – 65 years old and
the average household size is 2.15
people. The median value of
owner-occupied homes is $55,000.
Nearly 87.5% have a high
school diploma or higher educa-
tion and 63.7% are employed.
Agriculture, of course, is the lead-
ing industry at 27% followed by
20.2% of county employees who
are in the fields of education,
healthcare and social assistance.
It is the wish of the board and
of DeMersseman that more peo-
ple take the survey between now
and October 11. Copies are avail-
able around town, including at
the Perkins County Courthouse
and Bison and Lemmon’s city of-
fices. It may also be taken online,
at https://www.surveymonkey.
Watch this newspaper for the
date, time and place of the open
house that will happen in about
one month in Bison. It will offer
yet another forum for county res-
idents to make themselves heard.
Input into Perkins County’s
Comprehensive Plan is essential
to ensure that the vision and
goals of its residents are heard.
Rosebud News....
................By Tiss Treib
Tiss Treib visited with Dorena
Wiechmann and Esther Johnson
in the Hettinger Hospital several
times Monday.
Tiss Treib visited with her
mother, Esther Johnson and
Dorena Wiechmann in the Het-
tinger hospital Tuesday and
Wednesday. Wednesday after-
noon, Dorena and Esther returned
to their home.
Tiss Treib stopped at the home
of Kari Hoff and visited briefly
with Dorena, Ezra and Rosemary
Wiechmann. She then traveled to
Belle Fourche, Crazy Horse Mon-
ument and Rapid City before re-
turning home.
Monday, Bridget Keller and the
boys ran into Bison to license the
Suburban and brought pizza home
for dinner.
Tuesday, Albert and Bridget
Keller and the boys went to Bis-
marck and enjoyed Papas Pump-
kin Patch and stopped in and
visited Burt Abell and Darlene
Dagman, their old neighbors.
Wednesday late afternoon, Al-
bert Keller traveled to Lemmon
and helped Bob and Lindsey
Williams and kids move into their
home. They all came out to the
Kellers for supper.
Friday evening, Albert and Brid-
get Keller and boys met Bert and
Patricia Keller, Perry Keller and
Scott Biegler for supper at
Sparky's in Isabel. They continued
on to Bert and Pat's and spent the
night. They returned home Satur-
day afternoon.
Dawn and Duane Harris were
Sunday dinner guests of Albert
and Bridget Keller and boys and
they celebrated Dawns birthday
Monday was just too windy to
shingle so Steve Sandgren brought
his crew out to the ranch and did
a few jobs, enjoyed some 4 wheel-
ing and had lunch with Thelma
Brady Ham stopped Wednesday
for a bit after he checked his cows.
Friday was a busy day in Het-
tinger. After lunch Thelma Sand-
gren went and picked up her
sister, Gladys Vliem from the
nursing home and they visited
Ann Weaver at the Assisted Living
and some others.
Saturday, Steve Sandgren and
his friend Ray Lapka and son of
Mitchell, SD stopped in and vis-
ited at Thelma Sandgren’.
Thelma Sandgren attended wor-
ship at Holland Center Sunday af-
LaVonne Foss and Shirley John-
son traveled to Lemmon Thursday.
Max Smebakken was a supper
guest of John and Shirley Johnson
one night this week.
Duane and Sue Meink cele-
brated their 18th wedding an-
niversary Monday the 23rd.
Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to
Dickinson Monday and had lunch
with Jim’s brother, Donald of
Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to
Lemmon Wednesday.
Jim and Patsy Miller visited
with Violet Miller in Hettinger
Jim and Patsy Miller visited
with Nolan and Linda Seim Satur-
Jim and Patsy Miller spent Sun-
day in Bison for the Masonic Wid-
ows and Orphans dinner.
Jerry Anderson of Sheridan, WY
was a Thursday overnight guest of
Tim and JoAnne Seim. Jerry also
visited at the home of Chet and
Mandy Anderson that day.
Ella, Greta and Eric Anderson
were Friday evening and supper
guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim.
Lynn Frey traveled to Dead-
wood for a meeting Monday
through Wednesday.
Keith and Bev Hoffman at-
tended Gary Well’s 60th birthday
party at his home Saturday
4 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 26, 2013
Meland wins state SPIRIT of CFEL Award
Edith Meland won the Spirit of CFEL award in Huron last
Edith Meland, Bison, is this
year’s recipient of the prestigious
statewide Spirit of CFEL award.
The state organization for Com-
munity and Family Extension
Leaders met in Huron last week-
end for their annual convention.
It was during that time that Me-
land was honored with the
Four years ago, in 2009, Edith
received a 70-year pin during the
annual State Convention. She
has not only been a member for a
very long time but she has been
an active member, and, at the ad-
vanced age of 93, she continues to
attend regular club meetings and
activities. This past year, for ex-
ample, she attended and helped
host a “Community Coffee Break”
in Bison, sponsored by Town and
Country CFEL, her local club.
She attended the Spring Council
and the Area I meeting, held in
Bison on April 27 where she vis-
ited with state president Cheryl
Kleppin. She has attended a sev-
eral state conventions in recent
Meland arrived late in life to
the Town and Country Club. She
was approaching her 88th birth-
day when she moved into the
Homestead Heights complex in
Bison, during the fall of 2007, to
be nearer her daughter, Joyce
Waddell, a 40+ year member of
the same club. Prior to that, Me-
land belonged to the Cloverleaf
Extension Club in Dupree, in
Ziebach County, South Dakota.
It was shortly after her mar-
riage to Barney Meland, on De-
cember 26, 1939, when she moved
to the farm/ranch on the Moreau
River, about 15 ½ miles from
Dupree, that her neighbor Cora
Anderson invited her to be a
guest at a Cloverleaf meeting in
Dupree. She not only accepted
the guest invitation but became a
member in April, 1940.
As a young bride, Edith had
many things to learn and the les-
sons that she partook of during
her Extension club meetings were
beneficial. She remembers cook-
ing lessons as well as sewing, gar-
dening and canning
demonstrations. She also learned
about taking care of a husband
and children and about estates
and wills.
She and the other club ladies
were an integral part of their
community. They sponsored 4-H
events, helped at rodeos, served
funeral lunches and cared for the
sick and elderly. Meland held sev-
eral offices in the Cloverleaf Club
and was the chairwoman when
the club disbanded after more
than 65 years as an organization.
She won ribbons for her baked
breads, pies and cakes, jellies and
garden produce at area fairs and
she was well-known for her
home-cooked meals and pies! Her
home on the ranch was a welcom-
ing place, as is her apartment in
Bison. She always has the coffee
pot ready and a table laden with
goodies. She treasures each and
every friendship.
She truly loves to visit and en-
joys the experience of meeting
new people. To Edith, a stranger
is simply a friend whom she has
not yet met!
Edith Carol Fuller was born on
Christmas Day, 1919 on a farm
five miles southwest of Dupree.
She grew up at Red Elm – a little
spot on the map between Dupree
and Faith, South Dakota. Her
mother was a homemaker who
cared for her husband, a railroad
man, and their five children.
Edith, the youngest, completed
the eighth grade in Red Elm and
graduated from Dupree High
School. She married Barney Me-
land in Mobridge one day after
her 20th birthday. His parents
were the wedding attendants.
The Melands raised three chil-
dren: Judy, Ted and Joyce. Sadly,
Barney, Ted and Judy are all de-
ceased. Through all of the adver-
sity, she has remained resilient
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and strong. She lives alone in her
apartment and enjoys traveling
with her daughter Joyce to visit
her eight grandchildren and
twelve great-grandchildren.
Her life is easier now than it
was when, as a ranch wife and
mother, she rode horseback,
worked cattle, cared for livestock,
gardened, canned, baked and
worked in the fields, driving a
tractor and other farm machin-
ery. She’s been though cancer
treatments, bucked off horses and
bitten by a rattlesnake!
Now she’s content to stay in her
apartment, except for an occa-
sional outing. She still drives her
own car to hair appointments and
for groceries! She’s an avid
reader, subscribing to The Rapid
City Journal and every small
town weekly newspaper within a
100-mile radius!
Stop by to see her. The coffee
pot is always on!
Meland’s nomination was
proudly submitted by her fellow
club members at Town and Coun-
try CFEL: Aletha Adcock, Teddi
Carlson, Mary Lee Drake, May
Ellen Fried, Carolyn Hendricks,
Margie Hershey, Linda Howey,
Beth Hulm, Bernice Kari, Vera
Kraemer, Diana Landis, Vi
Leonard, Betty Ann Tufty, Joyce
Waddell and Sara Weishaar.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 26, 2013 • 5
Local CFEL members attend state meeting
Perkins County CFEL members
traveled to Huron to attend the state
meeting of the CFEL (Community
and Family Extension Leaders) or-
ganization at the Crossroads Con-
vention Center on September 13 and
14. The organization was celebrating
85 years of CFEL work and had the
theme of "CFEL Memories".
Edith Meland, a member of Town
and Country Club of Bison, received
the coveted statewide “Spirit of
CFEL” award. She is a 74 year mem-
ber of the CFEL organization. Con-
gratulations, Edith!
Many workshops were enjoyed by
the attendees that included scrap-
booking and flower arranging. Part
of the time was spent recalling mem-
ories of extension work for the past
85 years. Adele Flannery, owner of
"Outta the Attic" store in Huron
demonstrated many ways antiques
can be used in the home in original
and inventive ways. Kathy Retzlaff,
Immigrater and Refugee Coordina-
tor, from Lutheran Social Services,
gave an interesting talk on refugees
in South Dakota. Many of them are
located in Huron and in Sioux Falls.
In fact 80,000 are now settled in the
USA. She explained the procedure it
takes to get them settled in the US
which is a long process.
One speaker enjoyed by all was
Dr. Akash Taggarse, a Medical Doc-
tor that specializes in Internal med-
icine and Gerontology, in Huron.
"Growing old Gracefully" was his
topic since he is a specialist for the
elderly. "To live gracefully is to live
life with gratitude and be thankful
for what you have," he said. He be-
lieves that exercise and diet are very
important and necessary for the eld-
erly to stay well. In fact it is wise to
exercise for 0ne-half hour each day
to help prevent diabetes, heart and
lung problems. He also spoke about
alzheimers disease among the eld-
erly. He advocated the idea of exer-
cising the brain by learning new
skills to keep the brain mentally ac-
tive. The ladies in attendance can
use this information to better their
At the business meeting the or-
ganization voted to continue funding
$1500 toward the after school chil-
dren's gardening project. This pro-
gram is very successful and enjoyed
by many children across the state.
Four new officials were installed
to be on the state board which are
Perkins County was well-represented at the CFEL State Convention. Pictured left to right, back
row: Donna Erhart, Aletha Adcock, Teddi Carlson, Joyce Waddell. Seated left to right: Edith Me-
land, Ruby VanDenBerg, Bernice Kari, Betty Ann Tufty.
Alison Dennis for Area 4; Darlene
Cuppy as secretary; Ann Olsen as
Public Issue Coordinator and Teddi
Carlson as Area I director.
For entertainment the ladies en-
joyed the "Uffa Brothers", a style
show of 28 different overalls mod-
eled be teens and ladies; a ventrilo-
quist and a national champion
In cultural arts all the entries
from Perkins County received pur-
ple ribbons. In photography Ruby
Vandenberg showed a South Dakota
sunrise; Beth Hulm entered a short
story she had written and Teddi
Carlson entered a Poem and short
story she had written.
The next state meeting will be
held in Sturgis at eh Holiday Inn Ex-
press Convention Center ,September
26 and 27, 2014.
The ladies that attended were
Bernice Kari, Ruby Vandenberg,
Teddi Carlson, Joyce Waddell, Edith
Meland, Aletha Adcock and Donna
Erhart from Lemmon. Betty Tufty
was also there from Lisbon, North
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6 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 26, 2013
Cardinals working together on a defensive stop
Cardinals travel to Harding County
By Marsha Veal
The Cardinals played at home
Friday night and earned their
first victory of the 2013 season.
The Cards had 28 points at the
final buzzer and their guests, the
McLaughlin/Wakpala Midgets
scored 22.
The Cards' Reed Arneson
kicked off to McL/W to start the
game and they recovered the ball
on the 10-yard line. John Hatle
tackled the runner at the line, a
pass was knocked down by Clay-
ton Prelle and on third down, the
Midgets had a false start penalty
Cards earn first W of football season
backing them up to the five. On
the next play Logan Hendrickson
sacked the QB for a safety and
Bison had their first two points of
the game.
Ross Collins ran the ensuing
punt back to the 10 and Bison
started their first series there.
Hatle and Paden Sexton each had
a four-yard run but that was all
the Cards would gain and after a
fourth down was batted down,
they turned the ball over. The
Midgets had no better luck as
Hatle sacked the QB and a group
of Cards repeated a sack on sec-
ond down. To top it off the third
down turned into an interception
by Michael Kopren. Hendrickson
ran a nice reverse bringing the
ball to the six-yard line but on the
next play Kopren was sacked at
the 14. Two encroachment penal-
ties on the visitors brought the
ball to the six. On third down
Prelle ran the ball and after a
facemask penalty moved the
Cards closer to the goal, Kopren
scored on a QB keeper. The PAT
was unsuccessful but the Cards
were up 8-0 early in the game.
McL/W ran the kickoff back to
the 35 and gained an extra ad-
vantage when a Cardinal player
was flagged for a facemask
penalty. Hatle had three tackles
in a row and on fourth down,
Dylan Beckman recovered a fum-
ble giving the ball back to the
Cards. Hatle was injured on the
first play and came out to walk it
off. The Cards had a couple of bad
downs which led to a Layton Hen-
drickson punt which was run
back by the Midgets with 1:12 left
in the first quarter. Their PAT at-
tempt was good and the score was
tied at eight all.
Collins had a nice run back on
the kickoff bringing the ball out
to the 20 for Bison. That was the
last of the good news for that se-
ries which ended in another ex-
cellent Layton Hendrickson punt.
The Midgets were able to move
the ball and gained two first
downs. The Hendrickson brothers
combined for three of four tackles
for the Cards in the next four
plays. Sexton had a nice solo stop
but the Midgets kept moving any-
how. In the third McL/W series in
this possession the Cards got on
track and Logan Hendrickson
tackled the runner for a loss,
their QB threw an incomplete
Logan Hendrickson on a run.
Hatle for the score, putting the
cards up 22-8.
A squib kick by Arneson gave
the ball back to the Midgets on
the 30 for their first possession of
the second half. Collins tackled
the QB for a loss, which the
Midget player didn't appreciate
and he received an unsportsman-
like penalty. An incomplete pass
and a short gain left the visitors
with a fourth and nine, which
they went for. A gang tackle by
the Cards ended with Collins
being injured and requiring an
ambulance trip to Hettinger. Fol-
lowing a long break as the excel-
lent Bison EMT's worked
carefully with the young Cardinal
player, the Midgets came back
and scored on their second play. A
successful PAT run put the score
at 22-16.
Each team went four and out
on their next two possessions and
a fake punt was read by Hatle
and stopped, giving the ball to the
Cards. Kopren ran for four yards
and after a horsecollar penalty
was marked off against the
Midgets, Hatle ran in the TD
with 11:55 in the game increasing
the Cards' lead to 28-16. McL/W
came right back and scored two
minutes later on a completed
Again the teams went back and
forth with neither side having
much success. With just a few
minutes left in the game, Bison
recovered a fumble and it was
looking like they could just run
out the clock. With 1:04 left to
play, the Cards had to punt and
gave the Midgets one more
chance to score. On first down,
Hatle intercepted a McL/W pass
and two kneel-downs later, the
Cardinals had the win.
pass and a lateral pass was read
by Kopren and stopped short of a
first down. On fourth and two the
Midgets attempted another pass
which was batted down by Arne-
After taking over on downs,
Prelle had a tough four-yard run
for the Cards but on the next play
Hatle fumbled and the Midgets
recovered on the 19. Again the
Hendricksons combined for a
two-yard loss and Arneson chased
a receiver out of bounds on the
next play. Two incomplete passes
later and the Cardinals once
again took over on downs. It was
time to score again and Hatle an-
swered the call taking a Kopren
pass and running it in for the TD
with 4:54 left until halftime. He
completed the score with a suc-
cessful PAT run and put the
Cards ahead 16-8, a lead they
took into the locker room at half-
The Cardinals received the
opening kickoff of the second half
and Prelle ran it out to the ten.
He gained four yards on first
down but fumbled on second
down. Fortunately, his teammate
Hatle was right there, picked the
ball up and ran it in for a score.
However, the yellow flags on the
field brought the ball back on a
push in the back penalty. McL/W
helped the Cardinal cause with
two encroachment penalties in a
row and a run by Hatle kept the
ball in Bison's possession. Prelle
ran for six and Hatle added two
before a false start moved the
Cards back five yards. Logan
Hendrickson caught a pass from
freshman QB Ethan Anderson for
the score, but again an illegal
shift penalty erased the six points
from the board. Two plays later
Anderson complete a pass to
Cardinals sweep
Irrigators at home
By Marsha Veal
The Cardinals’ volleyball squad
hosted the Newell Irrigators on
Tuesday evening, September 17,
and earned their second victory of
the young season with a 3-0
sweep of the Irrigators. After los-
ing to Timber Lake and Bowman,
the Cards had posted and win
over Tiospaye Topa and Tuesday
night’s success evens their season
record a 2-2.
Game 1: Bison 25, Newell 17
Newell started game one out
with a first serve ace but a kill by
Lenae McKinstry tied the score
and gave the serve to Bison. Syd-
ney Arneson stepped to the line
and knocked out two quick aces.
A kill from McKinstry and a cou-
ple of mistakes by the Irrigators
and the Cards had a five-point
lead at 6-1. Two Cardinal missed
shots brought the score closer be-
fore a serve in the net by Newell
gave the ball back to the home
team. Newell kept working and
inched their way back to a 9 all
tie. Charlotte Johnson put some
distance between the two teams
during her service rotation and
from there on the Cards main-
tained the lead. Jenna Kari
scored the last two game points
for Bison with a kill on a Newell
serve and a beautiful tip at the
net for the final point.
Game 2: Bison 25, Newell 6
Game two was totally domi-
nated by the Cardinals. Arneson
had the first serve of the game
and Newell got the first point, but
it went downhill for the visitors
from there on. The Irrigators
went one and done on their first
rotation thanks to a kill by McK-
instry. Kimberly Peck took the
ball to the line and scored three
points for the Cards. Two McK-
instry kills and a short hit by the
Irrigators put the Cards up 4-1.
Newell couldn’t keep their next
serve inbounds giving the ball to
McKinstry. She fired off two aces
before giving the ball back to
Newell. Julianna Kari had a kill
and Johnson added another point
with a service ace. Jenna Kari’s
kill gave the serve to her cousin,
Julianna, who scored eight
straight points for the Cards and
pretty much put the game away
for the girls in red. Arneson
stepped to the line with the score
20-6 and finished out the game
for the Cardinals.
Game 3: Bison 25, Newell 22
The final game of the evening
was a hard-fought battle with the
Cards finding themselves on the
short end of the score throughout
much of the contest. The game
started the same as Game 1 with
Newell serving an ace and McK-
instry getting the ball to the Car-
dinals with a kill. Arneson lost
her serve after only one thanks to
a Newell kill. The Irrigators built
a five-point lead before a short hit
gave the serve to Bison. Mar-
randa Hulm scored four straight
points to tie the score at 6 all. An
ace, a Julianna Kari kill and two
out of bounds kill attempts by
Newell contributed to the tie
score. Again Newell crept ahead
on the scoreboard and gained a
five-point lead, but again, the
Cards fought back. Julianna Kari
had an excellent trip to the line
and gave the Cards a one-point
lead. Libero Madison Hulm gave
the Cards a two-point lead. The
Irrigators were having trouble
stringing any kind of a run to-
gether and were going out usu-
ally after only one serve. The
final few points of this deciding
game could have gone either way.
Julianna Kari scored the final
two match points with a kill on a
Newell serve and her final serve
looked like it was going to be in
the net but rolled along the top
for a ways and dropped to the
floor on the Newell side.
The Cardinals will travel to
Linton, North Dakota on Satur-
day to play in a tournament. On
Tuesday, September 24, they will
play Hettinger/Scranton in Het-
tinger and on the 26th, they will
host Rapid City Christian.
In earlier action on Tuesday,
the B team lost, 1-2; and the C
team won 2-0.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 26, 2013 • 7
Cardinal Cross Country Team
runs at Belle Fourche
The XC team faced stiff competi-
tion, a stiff breeze, and a difficult
course on Thursday, September
12. Most of the West River heavy
hitters were running in the meet.
The day started with JV girls.
Sydney Senn ran a great race.
Sydney started her 4000 meter
race well, faded in the middle,
then finished strong to finish
10th. The JV boys ran next (5000
meters) and both Josh McKinstry
and Joseph Kvale struggled a lit-
tle with the hills, finishing 33rd
and 64th. Daniel Burkhalter ran
in the Varsity boys race and also
struggled late with leg strength,
but still managed to run a good
race and finish 4th. Next, the
middle school girls ran with Re-
bekah Burkhalter running 2000
meters in 9:44 and finishing 25th.
The middle school boys were the
last race of the day and Joey Auk-
land and Jonathan Burkhalter
both placed. Joey ran the 3000
meter course in 12:08, finishing
12th, and Jonathan ran the same
course in 12:23, placing 14th. In
all it was a great day and a hard
workout. As we head into the
middle part of the season we need
to focus on getting better and
bringing our times down. Region
is only a month away.
left, Calab Diggs (1st) of Douglas. Center, Daniel Burkhalter. Right, Logan Burns (2nd) of Custer
8 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 26, 2013
The Art of Encouraging
and Supporting Shop
It’s a good idea for wives to
show genuine interest in their
husband’s projects, but discretion
is advised.
Supporting my spouse’s proj-
ects demonstrates that I’m inter-
ested in and appreciate what he
does around here. Being his proj-
ect cheerleader is also a good
practice for times when I need his
help and man skills/tools on my
own projects.
Even though I don’t under-
stand his shop and welding lan-
guage, I appreciate that he’ll talk
about and show me what he’s
done. Most of his projects pertain
to useful ranch upgrades to en-
hance equipment, make systems
for chores easier, or diversify the
use of an old trailer.
Gathering information about
the project before he leaves the
house allows me inquire about it
later and show my interest in his
work from afar—when he comes
into the house for something, like
food and water. Pre-project inter-
est prevents premature shop vis-
iting and gives me an idea when
I can enter the shop without fear
of getting sucked into grunt work
or dirtying up my clean clothes
and shoes. During the planning
and building stages I run the risk
of getting sucked into doing tasks
not suited to my impatient na-
When I go out to the shop to
show my interest in his project I
end up doing things I don’t enjoy.
It all starts with an innocent re-
quest like handing him a grease
rag. Before long I’m holding the
treble light at a specific angle
that I can’t rest on something
while holding it. Gradually, the
requests get bigger, and I’m
asked to hold an end of a chunk
of metal or wood in the air and
not move it once he’s set it in
place, but while he goes after
some tool or pencil, my arms get
tired and I accidently move it.
The worst is being asked to watch
the ground when he’s working
outside of the shop doors. I’m sup-
posed to scan the ground for
sparks igniting surrounding
grass while he’s welding. This can
kill a restless person. Pretty soon
I’m fetching a glove, rag, ham-
mer, wing nut, tool I’m not famil-
iar with,—and my personal
favorite—any size wrench. The
thing about wrenches is that I
have to look at the size stamped
on each one to determine if it’s
the right one. Reading so many
different fractions causes me to
forget which one he wanted.
Assuming I can venture out
there to look over the progress of
a shop project, praise and marvel
at his talents briefly, and slip
back out is just asking to get way-
laid. Good clothes or at minimum
clean clothes don’t fair well when
asked to handle objects that are
dust or grease-covered and lying
on the grungy shop floor. Many
times I’ve mistakenly thought my
husband would notice my neat
and clean attire or I didn’t expect
to be there long enough to get
dirty. That mindset is what has
gotten my clothes smudged; my-
self put to work, or both. No man
is going to notice a woman’s gar-
ments because all he sees is that
some flunky just waltzed in who
can hold stuff or fetch things for
him now.
I enjoy seeing my spouse’s
handiwork, but I should know
better than to go to the shop
while a project is developing. As a
kid I was a victim of this luring-
holding-things man trait in my
dad’s shop.
My secret to praising and view-
ing my husband’s projects with-
out having to fetch things and get
dirty is to tell him I’ll have lemon-
ade made and his favorite meal
ready at noon.
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, SD
Three birthdays were celebrated this Saturday in Belle
Fourche. Friends and neighbors gathered to help Bill Marty
celebrate his 88th. Joining Bill were his granddaughter Melissa
and Doug Jerde who share the same birthday.
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 26, 2013 • 9
Daniel Burkhalter wins
third meet of the season
On Saturday, September 21, the
Cardinal XC team traveled to Get-
tysburg where everyone ran well.
Daniel Burkhalter won the Varsity
boys race with a time of 17:22. It
was a great race as Dillon Minor
of Cheyenne Eagle Butte pushed
Daniel for the whole race. With
about 300 meters to go, Daniel
kicked hard and put some distance
between him and Minor. It was a
great race to watch. Josh McK-
instry also ran a great race finish-
ing 25th (21:11) in Varsity boys
and looking better than he has
looked all season. Rebekah
Burkhalter won the Jr. High girls
division with a time of 8:21 and
Jonathan Burkhalter ran the
same 2000 meter course in Jr.
High boys and finished 2nd with a
time of 8:11. The team is now look-
ing forward to the meet in Rapid
City and the LMC meet in Lem-
mon. The Boys team will be trying
to win its first ever LMC team
Daniel Burkhalter and Dillon Minor of CEB running stride for
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The South Dakota Grasslands
Coalition, Ziebach and Tri-County
Conservation Districts, Tatanka
RC&D, and the Natural Resources
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organize another 3 day workshop
on Holistic Resource Manage-
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10 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm each
day at the Cheyenne River Motel
Conference Room in Eagle Butte,
South Dakota.
This workshop is being pre-
sented by Joshua Dukart, a land
and livestock manager from Bis-
marck, ND. He is a Certified Ed-
ucator of Holistic Management
who speaks and teaches regularly
throughout the United States and
Canada. With his current ranch-
ing activities and diverse experi-
ences teaching and consulting, he
will share real-life examples of Ho-
listic Management in action.
Holistic Management is a new
management approach helping
people improve their quality of
life, generate wealth and manage
their resources. It’s a process of
goal setting, decision making and
monitoring that people throughout
the world are using to restore vi-
tality to their ranches, businesses,
communities, and the natural re-
sources we all depend on.
This workshop is highly recom-
mended for producers by past par-
ticipants. Kayla Anderson,
Lemmon, SD who attended this
workshop said, “It really made us
think more outside the box of how
we run our operation. We learned
that there really is no wrong way
of doing things and to be more
proactive with our thinking ahead
instead of being reactive to possi-
ble outcomes to situations.”
The cost of the workshop is $200
which includes textbook, work-
book, lunch and breaks. Each
ranch may bring an additional
participant at a cost of $100.
Class size is limited to 30 people,
so call now to pre-register. To pre-
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Tatanka RC&D at 605-244-5222
Ext 3.
Holistic Management
workshops to be held
Women involved in
agriculture wanted
Women: Have you ever asked a
farm/ranch management question
and not understood the answer?
Have you ever signed papers at
the bank or FSA and not really un-
derstood what they were for?
Have you been thinking about if
you have enough insurance or an
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knew more about marketing your
cattle or crops?
If you answered “yes” to any one
of these questions then you are a
perfect candidate for Annie’s Proj-
ect. Annie’s Project was designed
to empower women by providing
detailed farm/ranch management
information and build networks
between women. Over a six week
period women will learn how to
develop financial records, learn
key communication skills, ask
questions about retirement and
estate planning, expand market-
ing knowledge, all while having
fun in a supportive learning envi-
Classes meet once a week begin-
ning October 30 in Lemmon at the
Regional Extension Center (lo-
cated in the FJ Reeder Armory).
The classes continue November 6,
13, 18, 20 and 27. Each session
will run from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. The
cost is $150 per person and meals
will be served at each session.
Contact Robin Salverson at the
Lemmon Regional Extension Cen-
ter, 605-374-4177 or robin.salver-
son@ sdstate.edu for more details
about Annie’s Project. Pre-regis-
tration is due by October 25. Class
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10 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 26, 2013
continuing education classes. Ac-
cording to Vinkemulder, “Top to
bottom on anything, he’ll do it.”
Long-range plans are to add a
parts’ store to his business.
Located just west of the Perkins
County Fairgrounds on Kolb
Street, the brand new building is
still “a work in progress,” accord-
ing to its owners. Construction
began late in May on their 40’ x 80’
shop. Although there are still
things to be done, they are open
for business and have, in fact,
been quite busy!
They are a multi-service busi-
ness, expanding beyond cars and
trucks to agricultural and indus-
trial equipment and ATVs. They
have diagnostic tools and they sell
tires. They specialize in air condi-
The service of A+ Repair goes
far beyond the shop in Bison. Fink
and Vinkemulder (bookkeeper and
assistant) travel a 100 miles and
more to work on-site; they main-
tain the inventory at an imple-
ment dealership in Hettinger; and
they spend a couple of days a week
in the oil fields at Watford City,
ND where they have contracted to
Automotive shop......................................continued from page 1
Sept.27 - 29
7:30 p.m. nightly
• surround sound •
Lemmon 374-5107
service and maintain Badlands
Electric’s fleet of trucks.
Fink’s son Devan also works for
Badland’s Electric, a company
based out of Baker, MT. He and his
fiancée Lacey have a son, Jayce,
age 1-1/2, Fink’s only grandchild.
Vinkemulder also has two sons,
Cameron and Tanner Cables. Tan-
ner is in Jr. High at Bison School.
Cameron has moved back to Mon-
Fink hopes to establish a good
business in Bison. “We plan on
being here for the long-term,” he
State Farmers Union members
and more than 300 fellow farmers
and ranchers from all across the
country met in Washington, D.C.,
Sept. 8 to 11, 2013, for the Fall
Legislative Fly-In.
Ron Slaba, who recently an-
nounced his candidacy for the Dis-
trict 28B House Seat vacated by
the term limited Betty Olson,
stated, "Meeting with our repre-
sentatives in Congress allowed us
to personalize the issues currently
affecting rural America, this was
especially important considering
the current standstill situation of
the farm bill. Last years drought
is still directly or indirectly affect-
ing us all.
Livestock producers were left
out in the cold as far as disaster
aid was concerned and with the
new lawsuit filed against Country
Of Origin Labeling (COOL) by the
Local ranchers meet with
lawmakers in Washington, D.C.
NCBA and other packing indus-
tries, it made the decision to go to
Washington easy. Having the op-
portunity to voice our concerns di-
rectly to policymakers is one of the
most important ways we can make
a difference."
South Dakota Farmers Union,
as part of the National Farmers
Union, immediately filed to be-
come interveners with USDA to
fight the new lawsuit.
"I feel very strongly that every-
one should know where their food
being born, raised, fed and pack-
aged. Why do we do it for every
other product in the United States
and fail to do it for our most im-
portant commodity -- food?" Slaba
continued. "As far as the livestock
disaster aid, if we can rebuild
houses 10 feet below sea level, we
can surely help ranchers when a
natural disaster hits them. This
disaster aid helps all of rural
America, as the dollars are spent
locally and affect everyone with
any kind of financial tie to agricul-
"With the current farm bill at a
standstill, it is critical Congress
hear from constituents about its
importance," said NFU President
Roger Johnson. "Discussions with
members of Congress are made
possible through the Fly-In and it
is great to see so many farmers,
ranchers and fishermen having
seized the opportunity."
National Farmers Union has
been working since 1902 to protect
enhance the economic well-being
and quality of life for family farm-
ers, ranchers and rural communi-
ties through advocating
grassroots-driven policy positions
adopted by its membership.
Monday, September 30
Burritos, lettuce,
cheese, salsa
salad bar
fruit & milk
Tuesday, October 1
Toasted cheese sandwich
tomato soup
salad bar
fruit & milk
Wednesday, October 2
Hardshell tace
salad bar
fruit & milk
Thursday, October 3
Cajun chicken
flavored rice
salad bar
whole grain roll
fruit & milk
Thursday, October 4
salad bar
garlic toast
fruit & milk
The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 26, 2013 • 11
God is in the business of reviving people. He always has been and is continuing to
revive people today. From the day Adam made his choice to sin (disobey God) to this
day, God has been reviving people. It is sin that causes us to need redemption and
sin causes the need for revival. Redemption frees us from the penalty of sin and
revival frees us from the power sin has in our daily lives.
The dictionary defines revival as the act of being revived. To be revived is defined
as being restored, refreshed, or brought back to life. Do you feel the need to be
restored, refreshed, or brought back to life? Then revival is for you! Simply put,
revival happens when any person realizes their need and responds to God’s call,
“Come unto me.” God is the author of revival, and God is the REVIVER. He said
in Isaiah 57:15, “I will revive the spirit of the lowly; I will revive the heart of the
Revival is not just some emotional thing or feeling. Revival is real because God is
real! Revival is sure because God is sure! Revival is good because God is good!
Revival comes about by personal choice. You can’t be revived unless you choose to
allow God to revive you. God uses His word and His people to bring about revival.
God’s truth, the Bible, confronts us and shows us our need for revival.
The Psalmist says, “Revive us according to your word.”
There is no need to fear revival. Don’t run from it. Instead pursue it, seek it, run
to it, run to God! Join many others in saying, “Lord, revive us again
and again and again!”
Pastors Perspective
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn
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
Eva Mae Baumeister
Eva Mae Baumeister, 78, of
North Las Vegas, passed away
August 19, 2013. She was born
May 9, 1935, in Faith, South
Dakota, and was a 54 year resi-
dent of Nevada. Eva worked in
cosmetology in her early years
and then spent many years with
Von Tobel's Lumber. She was pre-
ceded in death by her oldest son
Roland, whom she lost in 1988.
She is survived by her husband,
Edwin; sons, Eldon and John;
grandchildren, Joshua, Brandon,
Lauren and Jakob; brothers and
sisters, Jay, Julia, John, August,
George and Gene; and numerous
nieces and nephews. Visitation
was Saturday, August 31 funeral
services followed at Bunkers
Mortuary in Las Vegas, Nevada.
By: Jill Pertler
I am every parent. Or most par-
ents. Or at least one of the parents
who live in my house – which is
one of two, or one-half, or 50 per-
cent, but who’s counting?
I represent the good folks who
live a normal life with numbers
serving as a daily, and integral,
portion. I can measure liquids and
solids, calculate the fabric yardage
needed for new kitchen curtains,
follow the speed limit and deter-
mine the calorie count in a piece of
cherry pie, but my kids’ math
homework has me stumped.
I am doing my best, but I am an
old mom with old math skills and
an old calculator that couldn’t cre-
ate a graph or make a flower
dance across its screen if its bat-
tery power depended on it. My
homework assistance skills don’t
add up.
When you are a mom, quitting is
not an option, so I’ve been honing
up on vocabulary words like ra-
tios, rates and rational numbers
and it’s making me feel anything
other than rational. My head
aches and my neck feels like it’s
stuck in a hypotenuse.
My husband is in nearly the
same predicament. I say nearly
because I do not want to insult his
abilities and I need him to install
a new kitchen sink next weekend.
We do not consider ourselves (or
each other) unintelligent. We
know stuff. Plenty of stuff. I do so-
duko and he’s a whiz at the jum-
ble, but middle school math has
our integers aching.
I remember algebra. I was even
good at it back in the day. I under-
stand that in order to determine
the exact value of X, it is impor-
tant for both sides of an equation
to remain equal – unless, of
course, you are dealing with an in-
I also remember that when
given a long string of numbers in
an equation, which numbers you
deal with when is key to coming
up with the successful solution to
the problem.
“You start inside the parenthe-
sis and work your way out,” my
husband says.
My son nods in agreement.
“Please excuse my dear aunt
Sally,” he says, as though this is
Helping with homework
“You don’t have an aunt Sally,” I
tell him. “Try to stay focused on
He shrugs, like I don’t know
anything at all, which in this in-
stance may be true. We proceed to
follow the rules of algebra – known
in mathematical inner circles as
the order of operations: Parenthe-
sis (Please), Exponents (excuse),
Multiplication (my), Division
(dear), Addition (aunt) and Sub-
traction (Sally).
Throughout our lessons, my
husband and I utilize the tried and
true techniques we learned in the
olden days and our son balks at
our methods because they aren’t
exactly like the ones taught at his
school. I get grouchy, which only
multiplies our problems and hin-
ders progress exponentially. Num-
bers don’t lie and this new math is
making me look bad. What mom
wants to admit to being a less-
than to her child?
Today, in preparation for the
chapter one test, we had to plot co-
ordinates on a grid to form the out-
line of a heart; my first attempt
resembled a tangled kite. My son
found this amusing, and since his
heart was decidedly heart-shaped
asked if it meant he was smarter
than me. I was hoping it would be
years yet before he figured out this
I guess I should accept my limi-
tations. Not everyone excels at
math. One or two of those people
live at my house. On the other
hand, one must demand credit
where credit cards are accepted
(but only if one understands how
to calculate interest rates). I real-
ize math and numbers are impor-
tant tools to utilize throughout life
and am doing my best to help my
kids with homework, even when it
requires learning concepts that
hadn’t been invented when I went
to school.
Some days, though, this new
math just makes me feel old, and
my age is one number I don’t want
to exponentiate. Maybe instead of
numbers I should stick with some-
thing less subjective – like words.
Jill Pertler is an award-winning
syndicated columnist, playwright
and author of “The Do-It-Your-
selfer’s Guide to Self-Syndication”
You can read more columns at the
Slices of Life page on Facebook.
12 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 26, 2013
Summer is over. The only moisture
this week was a measly 4 hundredths
that didn’t dampen the ground and
the temperature dropped to 45 de-
grees. I’m going to have to cover my
tomatoes because the freeze will be
coming soon.
I spent Tuesday and Wednesday in
Dickinson babysitting Sage and
Alaina’s girls after their daycare
provider came down with the stomach
flu. Acalia and Ellarie entertained
Grandma and we had a great time.
Acalia likes to visit as much as I do
and Ellarie smiles all the time.
Taz plays football for Chadron and
the Chadron Eagles played Texas
A&M in Dallas Thursday night.
Casey and Missy flew to Dallas
Wednesday to watch the game and we
watched it on one of the many sports
channels we get. Taz has a partially
torn hamstring, so he didn’t get to
play much, but the game was pretty
exciting. Chadron was in the lead up
until the very end of the game when
Texas squeaked out a win.
Taz rode the bus back to Chadron
and drove to Buffalo for the football
game against Bison on Friday. Even
traveling by vehicle, Taz beat his par-
ents home because their plane was
delayed several hours in Denver be-
cause of the flooding in Colorado. The
area around Boulder is still flooded as
I write this, at least four people have
been killed, and hundreds are miss-
Prairie City’s population increased
Thursday night! Pastor Brad and
Jennifer Burkhalter have a new baby
boy. Samuel Jay weighed in at 7lb,
3oz and is 19 ¾ inches long. Congrat-
The little cow town of Oelrichs cel-
ebrated its 125th anniversary on Fri-
day. GWCTA member Rep. Lance
Russell and I went down to dedicate
a post marking the Great Western
Cattle Trail. We were joined by Vince
Logue, chairman of the Oelrichs His-
torical Society, and Peggy Sanders,
chairman of the Fall River Historical
Society and great granddaughter of
pioneer Ira Tillotson.
Oelrichs was founded in 1888 by
Harry Oelrichs, owner of the Anglo-
American Cattle Co. Oelrichs came to
the southern Hills in 1882. He built
feeding pens to fatten his cattle before
shipping to market and later built a
packing plant that soon went out of
business. The GWCTA marker is the
first one to be dedicated and marks
the southern end of the Great West-
ern Cattle Trail through South
Dakota. We have selected over twenty
other locations for the GWCTA mark-
ers and plan to have more dedications
in the future. SD Department of
Tourism is helping us create a map
marking the GPS positions of each
post along the cattle trail. Lemmon
will be the site of the farthest north-
ern marker.
Della Rae Mickelson’s funeral was
Saturday at the new Prairie Home
Church west of Maurine. Her son Tim
and most of the parishioners built it
this week just in time for her services.
There was still a big gap in the roof
that was open to the elements, but
thankfully the rain held off until we
were almost done eating lunch.
After the funeral, I drove on to
Belle Fourche to help Bill Marty cele-
brate his 88th birthday. Bill’s grand-
daughter Melissa and Doug Jerde
share a birthday with Bill and they
were both there to celebrate with him
again this year.
This week marked the anniversary
of several tragic events. September 9,
1876 was the anniversary of the Bat-
tle of the Slim Buttes where rem-
nants of soldiers from the Battle of
the Little Big Horn under 3rd Cav-
alry Captain Anson Mills ran into a
band of Sioux in the Slim Buttes
while the cavalry was headed to Fort
Meade for provisions on what was
known as the “Horse Meat March”.
They had ridden through a cold rain
for several days; they were starving
and eating their horses to stay alive
when they discovered American
Horse and his band in the Buttes. In
the battle that followed, two soldiers
and a scout were killed, another sol-
dier lost his leg, and American Horse
and several of his people were killed.
After the battle many items taken
from the soldiers at the Battle of the
Little Big Horn were recovered from
Indian camp.
September 11 was the twelfth an-
niversary of the Muslim terrorist at-
tack on the World Trade Center in
New York City that killed 3,000 peo-
ple. September 11 was also the first
anniversary of the Muslim terrorist
attack on our consulate in Benghazi,
Libya that left four Americans dead
because Obama and his administra-
tion refused to go to their rescue.
I wrote this on Monday as the ter-
rorist attack at the Navy shipyard in
Washington, DC was happening
where 13 people were killed and al-
most that many wounded by a prac-
ticing Buddhist. The death toll equals
the number killed by Jihadist Nidal
Malik Hasan, a U.S. Army major and
psychiatrist in Fort Hood, Texas in
We’ve had beautiful fall weather all
week - warm days, cool nights, and al-
most a half inch of rain. It came near
freezing one night when our ther-
mometer registered 32.7 degrees, but
I can’t see that it did any damage to
the garden. We wear jackets in the
morning, the cool nights are great for
sleeping, and we haven’t run the air
conditioner for days.
Reub had an appointment with
Mary Eggebo in Hettinger Tuesday
and then we went out to Kenny and
Mindy Messer’s to get some tubing so
Reub can build a ramp to load his
four-wheeler in the back of the pickup
to replace the one he lost last week.
Mindy gave me some pieces of petri-
fied wood they found in their pasture
that I can’t wait to ask a geologist
about. I’ve never seen anything like
this - it almost looks like coral grew
on the outside of the petrified wood.
One of our Great Pyrenees guard
dogs got run over and killed on the
highway Wednesday. Just like one of
her predecessors her only vice was
chasing cars and suffered the same
fate that old Snowball did. Luke Rice
had called to see if I knew anyone
who would like to buy his two guard
dogs. He sold his sheep and doesn’t
need them anymore, so Casey took
one of them and Louise Jenson got
the other one. Louise recently lost five
lambs to coyotes, so the guard dog
will be an asset to her sheep opera-
We’ve heard Lance Giannonatti on
the radio a couple times this week
hunting coyotes. Lance is a terrific
predator control pilot and on Thurs-
day he had his cousin Jeff Gian-
nonatti and Kevin Robinson on the
ground helping him get some coyotes
just north of our place. Thanks a
bunch you guys, can’t tell you how
much your work is appreciated. The
sheep thank you too!
The tomatoes in my garden are
pretty sorry this year, but Patsy
Wilkinson and Linda Mohagen
shared some of their produce with
me. I put up fourteen quarts of toma-
toes on Friday. Linda also sent me
several cucumbers and with the ones
I had in my garden, I made ten
pounds of lime water pickles on Sat-
urday. Since I have a lot more purple
cabbage than we can eat, I tried
something new. I shredded five
pounds of purple cabbage and made
purple sauerkraut! It looks good, but
I’ll try to remember to let you know
what it tastes like after it is done fer-
Casey, Missy, Bryce, and Trig went
to Chadron Saturday for Parents’ Day
for the football team. Two Harding
County boys go to school in Chadron
and both Chek Giannonatti and Taz
play football for the Chadron Eagles.
Chek tore up his knee so he’s on
crutches, but they got to watch Taz
play football against Colorado Mesa.
It was a tough game, but Chadron
won. All of Chek’s family came to
watch the game even if he is laid up,
and lots of folks from this area were
also there. Shane and Cassidy O’Dell
brought their new baby boy Tytan
with them. Chase Stugelmeyer,
Amanda and Jarrett Jenson, Mason
Teigen, Sam Podzimek, Tate Gress,
Whit Brown, Kyler Floyd, and Jo Het-
zel and one of her boys also came to
cheer for Chadron.
Hospital report: Joe Verhulst is
having some health problems in Ari-
zona and is on dialysis. On Friday
Donald Krambeer was transferred
from the VA hospital in Helena, Mon-
tana, to the VA hospital in Denver,
CO where doctors are running tests
to find out what exactly is wrong with
him. Please keep Joe and Donald in
your prayers.
Mark Millett let us know he and
Janie have a new grandson! Eric and
Debbie Millett had a baby boy, born
Saturday, September 21. Jaxon
James Millett weighs 7lbs 4 oz and is
19.5 inches long. He is the first boy in
their family and has four older sisters
to help raise him right. Congratula-
The US House of Representatives
passed a Continuing Resolution this
week to keep funding all of govern-
ment, but cut all funding for the very
unpopular Affordable Care Act, other-
wise known as ObamaCare. Pres.
Obama is pitching a fit, accusing Re-
publicans of “messing with me”. He
has given exemptions to big business,
several of his campaign supporters,
and just recently to Congress and
their staff. However, the average citi-
zen is still stuck with having to sign
up for this very expensive program or
pay a fine. The Affordable Care Act
has proven to NOT be affordable and
will end healthcare as we know it
when it takes effect on October 1st.
Health insurance premiums have
increased and labor unions that
pushed so hard to get ObamaCare
passed now want to be exempted from
it after they realized what it is going
to cost them in both premium in-
creases and job loses. Montana Demo-
Grand River Roundup ....................... By Betty Olson
crat Sen. Max Baucus said, “Oba-
maCare is a train wreck” and other
Democrats, including Howard Dean,
are trying to distance themselves
from Obama’s boondoggle.
Remember Obama’s Cash for
Clunkers program? Charlie White
sent me this:
Democrats, realizing the success of
the President's "Cash For Clunkers"
rebate program, have revamped a
major portion of ObamaCare. Presi-
dent Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and
Harry Reid are expected to make this
major announcement at a joint news
conference later this week. I have ob-
tained an advanced copy of the pro-
posal which is named "CASH FOR
CODGERS" and it works like this:
Couples wishing to access health
care funds in order to pay for the de-
livery of a child will be required to
turn in one old person. The amount
the government grants them will be
fixed according to a sliding scale.
Older and more prescription-depen-
dent codgers will garner the highest
Special "Bonuses" will be paid for
those submitting codgers in targeted
groups, such as smokers, alcohol
drinkers, persons 10 pounds over
their government prescribed weight,
and any member of the Republican
Smaller bonuses will be given for
codgers who consume beef, soda, fried
foods, potato chips, lattes, whole milk,
dairy products, bacon, or Girl Scout
All codgers will be rendered totally
useless via toxic injection. This will
insure that they are not secretly
resold or their body parts harvested
to keep other codgers in repair.
Remember you heard it here first...
Nutrition Site
Thursday, September 26
Beef tips & gravy
mashed potatoes
broccoli & carrots
Friday, September 27
Ham & potato omelet
green beans
cinnamon roll
tropical fruit
Monday, September 30
Ham & potato omelet
green beans
cinnamon rolls
tropical fruit
Tuesday, October 1
baked potato w/sour cream
lima beans w/pimentos
pineapple tidbits
whole wheat dinner roll
Wednesday, October 2
baked chicken
creamed potatoes
baked squash
The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 26, 2013 • 13
Sunshine Bible Academy,Miller, SD recently held parents night for football players. Pictured are local seniors who were recognized with their parents: Middle L to
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SD; Sunshine, Quinton and Dalton Gebracht, Faith, SD.
Sunshine Bible Academy senior football players
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