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Tickets are now on sale for yet
another successful Dakota Con-
cert Association (DCA) season in
southwestern North Dakota and
northwestern South Dakota for
With over 250 members last
season, the DCA continues to pro-
vide consistently professional live
musical performances, in con-
certs that would not otherwise be
available to people in our area.
bluegrass, roots and rock band
that opens the season on Thurs-
day, September 26 in the Het-
tinger School auditorium, have
DCA promises another successful season
been "blowing away audiences
across North America, Europe
and Israel for the past several
years with their virtuosic playing
and effortless vocal harmonies,"
writes the Toronto Star.
Second in the upcoming 2013-
14 season, VOCALDENTE, a
German a capella group, per-
forms Monday, November 18 at
the Hettinger Lutheran Church.
VOLCADENTE is a "pure vocal
force [that] thrills the audience,"
says Suedkurier Online, while
Musik of Dresden writes, "The as-
tonishing harmony of the five
men's voices won visitors over
from the very first tone."
The family fiddle and step
performs for the third concert in
this year's season, on Tuesday,
April 15, 2014, in the Hettinger
High School auditorium. The six
Fitz family members featured in
this act are high-energy fiddlers
and percussive step dancing mu-
sicians with roots in the old-time
Canadian fiddle tradition and in
the Ottawa Valley step dancing.
Their unique stage show com-
bines a variety of musical styles
from traditional to swing and
from gospel to Celtic.
Closing out the season on
Thursday, May 15 at Hettinger
Lutheran Church, MACK BAI-
LEY, a folk singer from The Lime-
lighters performs such greats as
"Sunny Side of the Street,"
"Misty," "Blue Moon," "Side by
Side" and many more. Bailey,
who has been hailed as "the next
great singer in folk music" by mu-
sicians such as Glenn Yarbrough,
has opened for or shared the
stage with starts such as Randy
Travis, Alabama, Emmylou Har-
ris, Vince Gil and The Oak Ridge
Boys, among many others.
In addition to these four con-
certs, Dakota Concert Association
season ticket holders may attend
six other concerts in Dickinson
(listed on the season ticket) as
part of the Dickinson Area Con-
cert Association's 2013-14 season
because the two concert associa-
tions share a reciprocity agree-
ment for their members.
Admission to these concerts is
by season ticket. Call now to re-
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 12
September 5, 2013
Includes Tax
Highlights & Happenings
Substitute training at the Bison
School District on Thursday Sept
5th from 3:00-3:45PM for anyone
interested in substituting at the
Firemen respond to bale fire
After a night of rain and lightning and a very foggy morning this bale was discovered smoldering. Koprens received 4.75, Stock-
erts 4.60, Beslers 3.25, R Schopp 3+, Jorgensons 1.20, near Meadow 2.50 of rain.
What’s inside
Summer Reading Program
page 8
Indian Creek 100 years
page 3
serve tickets or stop by K.B. Jew-
elers on main street Hettinger
(567-2358) to pick up tickets be-
fore the season begins. Tickets
are also available from all DCA
board members: Norm Smith
(567-2772), Betty Svihovec (567-
2834), Jill Sailer (567-2504),
Kathy Donner (853-2293), Pam
Harper (567-4597), Ada Jean Cor-
nella (567-4373), Marilyn Ham
(605-374-5206), Avis Howe (853-
2387), Gina Joyce (567-5479), Ko-
rina Spratta (567-4957), Dwight
Knudson (567-4418) and Kath-
leen Brackel at KB Jewelers.
Tickets may also be purchased at
the door the night of the first con-
All DCA concerts, which begin
at 7:30 pm Mountain time, come
to this area through the auspices
of the Allied Concert Association
of Minneapolis, Rob Iverson rep-
Become a member of the
Dakota Concert Association for
this season and help to insure
quality, live professional perform-
ances this year and for seasons to
School pictures are Monday,
September 9th
Indian Creek Lutheran Church is
celebrating its history of sharing God’s word for
100 years. The 100th Year Anniversary will be on
September 7, 2013. The fellowship hour will start at
5:00 pm. Supper will follow. Meat, buns, cake and
homemade ice cream will be furnished. Salads will
be potluck. The worship service will be at 7pm. You are
welcome to come and be able to visit with past ministers
and God’s family members. See you on Saturday the
7th of September.
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 sub-
mit them by calling: 244-7199, or e-mailing to: courier@sd-
plains.com. We will run your event notice the two issues prior
to your event at no charge.
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2 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 5, 2013
$2000 Brian Meyer Scholarship
available for 2014 spring semester
The South Dakota Telecommu-
nications Association (SDTA) is
now accepting applications for the
Brian Meyer Memorial Scholar-
ship. One scholarship in the
amount of $2,000 will be awarded
for the 2014 spring semester.
The scholarship is available to
applicants who have completed at
least two semesters of course work
at an accredited post-secondary
school in South Dakota and reside
in an SDTA member company
service area. The scholarship can
be used at any post-secondary ed-
ucational institution in South
Dakota including public and pri-
vate universities as well as techni-
cal schools.
Applicants must complete an
application, write a short outline
of their career plans following
completion of their post-secondary
education, and submit a brief
essay on the future of small town
South Dakota and what can be
done to enhance the quality of life
in rural areas through the use of
technology. Also needed are a
copy of the applicant’s most recent
transcript and at least two letters
of recommendation. The deadline
to submit an application for the
Brian Meyer Memorial Scholar-
ship is October 31.
For more information on the
Brian Meyer Memorial Scholar-
ship, contact any post-secondary
institution financial aid office, the
South Dakota Telecommunica-
tions Association at 605-224-7629
or gregdean@sdtaonline.com. The
application is also available online
at www.sdtaonline.com/re-
SDTA membership is composed
of the state’s member-owned coop-
eratives, privately-owned, munic-
ipal and tribal telecommuni
cations companies which collec-
tively serve almost 80% of the
state. Members of the South
Dakota Telecommunications Asso-
ciation are: Alliance Communica-
tions (Garretson); Beresford Mu-
nicipal Telephone; Cheyenne River
Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority
(Eagle Butte); Faith Municipal
Telephone; Fort Randall Tele-
phone (Wagner); Golden West
Telecommunications Companies
(Wall); Interstate Telecommunica-
tions (Clear Lake); James Valley
Telecommunications (Groton);
Kennebec Telephone Company;
Long Lines (Jefferson); Midstate
Communications (Kimball); RC
Communications and Roberts
County Telephone Coop (New Eff-
ington); Santel Communications
(Woonsocket); Swiftel Communi-
cations (Brookings Municipal);
TrioTel Communications (Salem);
Valley Telecommunications (Her-
reid); Venture Communications
(Highmore); West River Cooper-
ative Telephone (Bison); West
River Telecom Cooperative
(Hazen, ND), Western Telephone
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Nathan Penfield spends a day with States Attorney and Judge
Nathan Penfield assisted his father Shane Penfield, Perkins County State’s Attorney, during reg-
ular court in Bison on the 20th of August. Nathan enjoyed the day visiting with Judge Randall
Macy and all of the county officials in the courthouse.
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 5, 2013 • 3
Indian Creek Lutheran Church – Meadow, S.D. to celebrate 100th Anniversary
Indian Creek Lutheran Church
has been making plans for the cel-
ebration of its 100th Anniversary
on September 7, 2013. The festivi-
ties will begin at 5:00pm with an
evening meal to follow. The wor-
ship service will start at 7:00pm.
With the Homestead Act many
people came wanting to settle and
raise families. As the families
came, the homesteaders felt a
need for Spiritual guidance. There
were no established churches in
the area near what was called In-
dian Creek, southwest of Chance,
SD. A circuit riding preacher, Rev.
R. M. Hollie, was among the first
of the preachers who rode from
Reeder, ND to Red Elm, SD. The
distance was over 100 miles. Since
there were no churches, the serv-
ices were held in homes, school
houses or other available build-
ings. Martin Monserud, as well as
T.B. Veal, was instrumental in es-
tablishing the Church and hosted
the services for many years.
Down a Country Road
Perkins County recently had Stateline Construction install this culvert and it was washed out on
Tuesday evening, August 27th when the area received over 4” of rain.
If you have a photo to share with our readers email it to courier@sdplains.com and it will be fea-
tured here.
Indian Creek Lutheran Church
was established February 25, 2013
as a mission church. It remained
a mission church until 1931. As
the circuit riding preacher made
his rounds the new babies were
baptized and new members joined.
In 1925, the church purchased the
Perkins County State Bank, in
Chance, SD. The worship services
were conducted in Norwegian
until 1926 when English became
the official language.
Disaster struck: the bank build-
ing burned on September 3, 1935.
Once again worship was held in a
community building – the Chance
School. At this time a new church
was built. The basement was to be
the start of the new building that
would have an above ground
structure added as the finances al-
lowed. The people of the commu-
nity came to worship in this little
basement church until May 19,
Disaster struck again, this time
in the form of a heavy snowfall in
the winter of ’49, which led to
flooding of the basement. After
much discussion with the Chance
community and neighboring com-
munities, it was decided that more
people would come to a church
built at a more accessible spot
such as the junction of Highways
73 and 20 South. As the atten-
dance had increased, it became
important to build again. So it was
to be: a new church. The present
church was dedicated on May 26,
Indian Creek Lutheran Church
has 24 active families. Two babies,
Quinn Baker (Bryce and Danci)
and Conrad Muller (Whitney and
Heinrich) have been baptized into
the Church family this year. The
church strives to be an important
part of its members and to “go ye
therefore and make disciples of all
Indian Creek Lutheran Church
invites you to attend and enjoy its
festivities of its celebrating of 100
years of serving God and his com-
4 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 5, 2013
End of the year party at the Bison Public Library was enjoyed by all that put in hard work this
summer reading books and attending the summer reading programs. Pictured above is the chil-
dren scouting out rubber ducks to shoot in a game planned by Stacy Kvale.
Kids who participated in the “Dig
Into Reading” program, either by
attending weekly sessions or com-
pleting reading logs, were invited to
celebrate with a fun water day.
Armed with squirt toys, the kids
took aim at rubber ducks hiding
around the library grounds. Then
they divided into two teams to play
water balloon volleyball and reen-
ergized with an ice cream snack.
More reading logs were turned in
and nearly all the prizes have been
picked up. According to the library
records, 790 books were read over
the summer.
Topping the list was the incom-
ing Kindergartners with 295 books.
Look out Mrs. Keller, it looks like
Kyle Stadler, Whitney Thompson,
Cheyenne Hendrickson, Cooper
Mackaben, Trucker Hulm, Hannah
Juergens and Daemik Wells are
going to be some SUPER
booklovers. First graders Kaden
Glover, Colt Kopren and Grace
Juergens read a combined total of
193 books. Mrs. Kahler should be
excited about these marvelous
readers. The preschoolers love a
good book with their fantastic total
of 170 books. Way to go Marcella
Wells, Zoey Kopren and Sierra
Hendrickson. Upper Elementary
rounds out the final 132 books with
participation from second graders
Abbey Thompson and Maddie
Hulm, third graders Dustin Wells
and Allison Kahler and fifth grader
Katie Kvale.
Thanks to all the kids who par-
ticipated and all the parents and
volunteers who helped out, espe-
cially Sara Hatle, Kim Kvale and
Joseph Kvale. Thanks again to the
local organization who helped spon-
sor the prizes for the reading logs,
without you there wouldn’t be any:
Scheels of Rapid City, Master Gar-
deners, the Hurry and Hustle club,
the Eastern Star (Fairview Chap-
ter), and the Town and Country Ex-
tension Club.
Join us next summer for our ex-
citing program: “Fizz! Boom! Read!”
A summer sizzling with science! Re-
member to keep reading and the
Bison Public Library has plenty of
books to help you. Have a great
2013-2014 school year!
Summer Reading Program makes a big splash
South Dakota ACT scores above average
The state’s ACT scores are on
the rise, and despite one of the
highest participation rates in the
nation, South Dakota continues
to see above-average performance
by test-takers.
Nearly 80 percent of South
Dakota’s 2013 graduates took the
ACT. The students earned an av-
erage composite ACT score of
21.9, compared to a national av-
erage of 20.9. The state average
has been at 21.8 for the past
three years.
“The fact that such a high per-
centage of our students choose to
take the ACT, and perform well,
is a good indication that they are
planning on some sort of postsec-
ondary education experience,
which is a must in today’s world,”
said Secretary of Education Dr.
Melody Schopp.
As South Dakota transitions to
new college-ready standards in
English and math at the K-12
level, Schopp says educators and
parents should be looking more
closely at ACT “benchmarks.”
These benchmark scores provide
an indication of how students will
perform once they enter a post-
secondary institution. Specifi-
cally, a benchmark score
indicates that the student has a
50 percent chance of obtaining a
B or higher or a 75 percent
chance of obtaining a C or higher
in the corresponding college
Of the 2013 South Dakota
graduates who took the ACT, 72
percent met the benchmark in
English, compared to 64 percent
nationally. Fifty-two percent met
the benchmark in reading, com-
pared to 44 percent nationally. In
math, 53 percent of South Dakota
graduates met the benchmark for
college readiness, compared to 44
percent nationally. And in sci-
ence, 46 percent met the ACT
benchmark, compared to 36 per-
cent nationally.
“Once again, the good news is
that when you look at the bench-
marks, South Dakota is outper-
forming the rest of the nation,”
Dr. Schopp said. “But you can
also see that we’ve got plenty of
opportunity to grow, and that’s
where we need to focus our ener-
One of the efforts currently
under way to address college
readiness is a collaborative effort
of the Department of Education
and the Board of Regents. The
two agencies have partnered to
provide online coursework for
students who need to improve
their skills in certain areas, prior
to moving on to postsecondary.
Once a student successfully com-
pletes the coursework and related
assessment, Board of Regents’ in-
stitutions will accept that course-
work in lieu of a certain ACT
score. The two entities also are
developing a senior English
course and a college-prep math
course, both designed to help stu-
dents brush up on critical skills
before leaving high school.
The ACT is scored on a scale of
1 to 36, with 36 being the highest
possible score. Students are
tested in the areas of English,
mathematics, reading and sci-
ence. The test is commonly used
by postsecondary institutions as
a benchmark for college entrance
and readiness.
Average Composite ACT Scores – South Dakota vs. National
South Dakota
Dr. Jason M. Hafner
Dr. David J. Prosser
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 5, 2013 • 5
Rich and Trish Peck are proud to announce the marriage of their
daughter Jessica to Gavin Sanchez, son of Tony and Laurie Sanchez
of Laramie, WY. Jessie and Gavin were married in a private ceremony
on August 10, 2013 in Spearfish Canyon, SD. Officiating at the cere-
mony was Pastor Brad Burkhalter of Prairie City, SD. Honored guests
were the parents of the couple along with the couple’s siblings, Jared
Sanchez of Laramie, WY, Jillian Peck of Hettinger ND, and Shelly, Kim-
berly, Corey, Jada and Haylee Peck of Prairie City, SD. The groom is
a 2008 graduate of Laramie High School and is employed with Dryland
Enterprises out of Belfield, ND. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Bison
High School and will be graduating from the University of Wyoming
in December 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Communi-
cations. She is employed with Southwest Grain in New England, ND.
The couple will be making their home in Hettinger, ND.
Peck and Sanchez wed
Krew Dean Vanderpool
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Brad and Fern Besler, Bison, SD
Pamela Kammerer, Rapid City, SD
Leddy and Melanie Vanderpool, Gallatin, TN
Wayne and Barb Besler, Bison, SD
Edward and Violet Chapman, Bison, SD
Marvin and Joy Kammerer, Rapid City, SD
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Midwest Living Magazine seeks nominations
for $5,000 community grant program
Looking for help for that proj-
ect that will transform your
town? Midwest Living magazine
wants to lend a hand with a
$5,000 grant. The magazine has
announced its Dream-It Do-It
Community Challenge and is now
seeking nominations for ideas to
From Aug. 1 to Oct. 1, residents
of Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indi-
ana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa,
Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska,
South Dakota or North Dakota,
age 18 and older, can nominate a
community group's project at
midwestliving.com/dreamit. The
magazine will choose five final-
ists by Oct 15. Then, the public
will be invited to vote until Nov.
15 at midwestliving.com/dreamit.
The top vote getter will receive
$5,000 to carry out its project—
and the magazine will send a
$200 gift card to the person who
nominated the winner.
“We want to provide that extra
help that makes some commu-
nity’s dream a reality,” says Exec-
utive Editor Trevor Meers. “It
might be a bike trail, local art-
work, landscaping in the park,
computers in the school or any
other idea that helps everyone in
the community. We can’t wait to
see the creative projects people
submit, and we’re excited to in-
vite our readers to help pick the
Individuals are encouraged to
submit nominations, and the
group nominated to receive the
grant must be a 501(c) organiza-
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By Robert Drown,
Natural Resource Specialist
The Natural Resources Conser-
vation Service (NRCS) is holding
an abbreviated sign-up for the
Wildlife Habitat Incentive Pro-
gram (WHIP). This is a rare op-
portunity for you to sign-up, get
approved and be ready to plant
trees and shrubs for wildlife next
spring. The application deadline
is September 6, applications will
be ranked by September 12, pre-
approved by September 13 and
money obligated to contracts by
September 25.
WHIP is a voluntary program
for developing or improving high
quality wildlife habitat. Through
WHIP the NRCS provides techni-
cal and financial to private and
Tribal landowners for the devel-
opment of upland, wetland,
aquatic and other types of
wildlife habitat.
Tree Facts – Plant trees for wildlife using WHIP
The WHIP program provides an
opportunity for landowners that
are interested in planting shelter-
belts to create wildlife habitat.
Trees and shrubs especially na-
tive species add critical wildlife
habitat to the landscape. They
provide food, cover, nesting sites
and travel corridors for wildlife.
Besides supporting a wide variety
of wildlife, trees and shrubs en-
hance property, income and our
lives. A minimum of 10 rows is
required in a shelterbelt to pro-
vide wildlife habitat. The types
of species planted should be spe-
cific to the needs of the types of
wildlife targeted for benefit.
Shrub rows should be located on
the outside rows of the shelter-
belt to provide diverse cover and
Trees and shrubs in shelter-
belts provide wildlife food in the
form of seeds, berries, nuts,
fruits, leaves, twigs, roots, buds
and stems. It is best if shelter-
belts can be located in close prox-
imity to water as all animals
need access to good clean water.
A shelterbelt planted to a wide
variety of shrubs and trees pro-
vides a variety of cover for
wildlife from the tree canopy
down to burrows in the ground.
Properly designed and located
shelterbelts for wildlife also pro-
tect soil, crops, livestock and
buildings from harsh winds.
Over 50 bird species are known to
use shelterbelts during the breed-
ing season. The microclimate
that shelterbelts create, enable
large and small animals to thrive
and even native beneficial insects
to pollinate crops and make
honey more efficiently.
Diversity of vegetation in a
shelterbelt is very beneficial to
wildlife. Combining a variety of
evergreen and broadleaf trees
and shrubs that flower and fruit
throughout the growing season
benefit numerous wildlife species.
Native trees and shrubs provide
better habitat for wildlife and are
better adapted to local growing
conditions. Planting a diversity
of species reduces the possibilities
of losing all plants to a disease,
insects or a catastrophic event.
Other conservation practices
can be implemented with WHIP.
Examples include prairie restora-
tion with native grasses and
forbs, exclusion of livestock from
certain areas and developing
water sources can be done if there
are wildlife benefits to planning
these practices.
My sources for this news article
were the National Agroforestry
Center and the Natural Re-
sources Conservation Service. If
you would like more information
about how to “Plant trees for
wildlife using WHIP” call your
local NRCS Office or Bob Drown
at the Conservation Office at 605-
244-5222, Extension 4 or by e-
mail at
6 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 5, 2013
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The South Dakota Sheep Grow-
ers will be hosting their 76th An-
nual Convention in Brookings,
SD on September 27-28, 2013.
Make plans now to attend the 2-
day event which will feature a
broad range of interesting activi-
ties for established and new
sheep producers in the region.
On Friday, the day will kick-off
with a bus tour to a large progres-
sive sheep operation near Water-
town, SD, in the afternoon, enjoy
demonstration and interactive
sessions at the SDSU Sheep Unit
located at Brookings. These ses-
sions include sheep handling sys-
tems, use of working dogs, wool
and fleece grading and lambing
management tips will be pre-
sented by nationally recognized
industry experts. The highlight of
the day will be the “Taste of
Lamb” event that evening which
will be held at Innovation Village
in Brookings. Local chefs will
showcase their talents in prepar-
ing lamb product samples. Wine
by J. Lohr and cheeses from
South Dakota processors will be
served to accent the event. The
fee for Friday’s activities is
$10.00 per person or $25.00 per
Saturday morning will kick off
with representatives from the
American Sheep Industry and
the American Lamb Board who
will provide industry insight on
new programs being developed.
This will be followed by a presen-
tation by Dr. Kreg Leymaster on
combating OPP in the sheep in-
dustry and Dennis Melchert
highlighting innovations in wool
product manufacturing. The Mas-
ter Lamb Producer Luncheon will
spot-light several outstanding
producers from SD with different
types of sheep & wool production
management systems.
Saturday afternoon will feature
break-out educational program
sessions where attendees may
choose from a variety of topics.
The program title choices will in-
clude developing a flock of highly
productive ewes, predator control
and parasite resistance or a new
offering this year which is the
“new” producer segment. The
business meeting will be held
later in the afternoon and atten-
dees are encouraged to take part.
The evening will be capped off
with a Social Hour and Auction
followed by the state finals of the
Make It Yourself with Wool Con-
test and banquet.
This year we will have an on-
going trade show and a “Fleece to
Shawl” contest on Saturday. Con-
test teams will have from 9 am to
5 pm to complete a shawl from
SD wool. Each shawl will be auc-
tioned on Saturday night prior to
the banquet. Fun “hands-on”
wool activities will also be fea-
tured during the morning on Sat-
Saturday’s program is included
in paid SDSGA membership dues
or is $10.00 per person or $25.00
per family for non-members.
Pre-registration is encouraged
for both days by 9/13/13. For
more information contact Jeff
Held (605-690-7033), Lynn/Di-
anne Perry (605-546-2190), Patty
DeZeeuw (605-690-5639) or Mary
Held (605-690-7032) or simply by
email request a registration form:
76th Annual South Dakota Sheep Growers
Convention to be held September 27-28
The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 5, 2013 • 7
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m.
Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 7:30 p.m.
Church of Christ
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Dana Lockhart
Saturday evening service at Indian Creek - 5:00 p.m. • Rosebud - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday morning services at American - 8:30 a.m. • Grand River Lutheran
Christ Lutheran Church WELS
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church
Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor David Moench
Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: - Lemmon 4:45 p.m. Bison - 7:15 p.m.,
Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 10:30 a.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church
Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 for all ages
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Reva • Worship Service - 9:00 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
What is God's purpose for me? I've heard that question countless
times as a pastor. Most of the time it came from a teenager as they
got ready to leave home for college or were getting ready to venture
out into the work world. The question is basic to all people, for what
is life without purpose? I know the answer seems to be elusive, but
it is actually quite easy. I know when people ask that question they
are generally looking for a very specific answer like, what should I
do for a living? What job to take? Or whom should I marry? I'm
sorry that I can't be that specific in answering these questions for
you, but I can speak directly to God's purpose for you. God's purpose
for all His people is summed up in Ephesians 1:4 "...that we should
be holy and without blame before him in love." That's the whole rea-
son Jesus came to earth and the whole idea behind God's plan of sal-
vation. God is at work in His people forming them into the image of
Jesus Christ, His Son. God's longing is for you to be holy in and
through Jesus Christ. So the next time you find yourself wondering
about God's purpose for you, remember Ephesians 1:4. God is using
whatever circumstances you find yourself in to make you more like
his Son and to be "holy and blameless before him in love".
That's His purpose for you!
Pastors Perspective
Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Bison Clinic
Open Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00
Appointments 8:30 - 4:30 • Closed from Noon - 1:00 pm
Dan Kvale, MSPA-C • Monday - Friday
Delta Dental bus will be here Sept. 9 - 13
call for an application.
105 W Main
Funeral services for Tom Mason,
age 96, longtime Faith, SD area
rancher were held at 10:00 a.m. on
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the
Faith Community Center in Faith,
SD with Pastor Connie Eichinger
officiating. Lunch and fellowship
followed the Service at the Com-
munity Center. Burial was at 2:00
p.m. on Tuesday, September 3,
2013 at the Black Hills National
Cemetery near Sturgis, SD. Mili-
tary Honors were afforded by the
Robert O’Shea American Legion
Post #106 and the Sturgis Veter-
ans Honor Guard.
Country music was provided by
Butch Samuelson and Terri Kis-
Serving as casketbearers were
his nephew, Dennis Welter, great-
nephew, Skyler Welter, Cody
Shuelke, Leon Engle and his two
grandsons, Mike Fitzgerald and
Bob Fitzgerald
Tom C Mason, 96, well known
Faith rancher passed away Tues-
day, August 27, 2013 at the West
River Medical Center, Hettinger,
Tom Clifford Mason was born
the youngest of six children on
March 31, 1917. He grew up and
worked his whole life on his ranch
west of Faith, SD. The only time
he was away for any length of time
from the land he grew to love, was
when he served a stint in the Navy
during WW II, 1942 - 1945. In
1960 Tom married Minnie Smith
Peltz (the girl next door). They
eventually added the Smith place
to their ranch. With the marriage,
came a ready-made family and
eventually grandchildren with
Minnie's children, Lorraine
Fitzgerald and Ellwood Peltz.
Left to mourn his passing are
his stepson, Elwood (April) Peltz,
Bremerton, WA; stepdaughter,
Lorraine (Don) Fitzgerald, Bis-
marck, ND; five step grandchil-
dren; eight step great-
grandchildren; four nieces, Audrey
Henderson, Mobridge, SD, Bar-
bara Lyon, Meadow, Mary Lee
Hayden, Oshkosh, WI and Judy
Mason, Tacoma, WA; two
nephews, Dennis (Noma) Welter,
Faith, SD and Roger (Ann) Rohrer,
Lead, SD; and numerous great
nieces and great nephews.
Tom was preceded in death by
his parents; his wife, Minnie
Mason; two nephews, Wade and
Jerry Mason; three brothers, Ray,
William (Billy) and Ron; two sis-
ters, Lila Welter and Janet Rohrer.
Visitation was one hour prior to
services at the Faith Community
Center on Tuesday morning.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are
preferred in Tom’s name to a char-
ity of the donor’s choice.
Memories of the past from
David Paul, September 19, 2012
The Faith Independent: "It was
the summer of 1976.....There was
a lot of stretch between his soiled
hat and his work boots. The horse
was attired much as its rider. The
saddle was well worn with no
extra trappings, no rope, single
rigged. The headstall tie-down was
a twine string. No stock rack!
Horse and rider were the same
color. The rider was browned by
the sun, and the horse was all nat-
ural. There was no gleam or shine
attached to either....I am just as
much today as I was back then, in-
trigued with the simplicity of this
rancher's management style. I had
just met my good neighbor, Tom
Condolences may be sent
through our website at www.evan-
Tom Mason
8 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 5, 2013
Lemmon Jr Livestock
Show and Sale
The 71st annual Lemmon Jr
Livestock Show and Sale will be
held on Saturday, September
14th at Lemmon Livestock. 4-H
and FFA members from a 16
county area in North and South
Dakota are eligible to compete in
Dairy, Beef, Swine, Sheep and
Meat Goat classes. A Round
Robin showmanship contest will
be held for each age division with
the winner from the Beginner di-
vision receiving a ewe lamb from
Schalesky Livestock and the Jun-
ior winner receiving a heifer calf
from Larson XL Simmentals.
Other special awards will be the
E.C. Gustafson scholarship, the
Hermann Hereford award, the
Peterson Sheep Co ewe lamb
award and the people’s choice
County Best of Show award.
Static exhibits, a Skill-a-thon and
a livestock judging contest are
also planned. A deserving indi-
vidual will be recognized as the
2013 Volunteer. Registration be-
gins at 7:30 with the judging at
9:00. The presentation of awards
will begin at 5:30PM. The busy
day will culminate with the sale
and premium auction in the sale
Rosebud News.......By Tiss Treib
Wednesday, Duane Harris was a
dinner and supper guest of the
Friday, Bridget Keller and the
boys ran into Lemmon to pick up
bountiful basket, while there, they
visited with Shirley Harris (Great-
Saturday, Dawn Harris came to
the Keller’s and they made
chokecherry jelly.
Sunday, Bridget Keller and the
boys traveled to Bert and Pat
Keller’s, Trail City, to spend the
day with them and Pierce Keller
and Brianna Kunf, Brookings, SD.
Tiss Treib visited with Bernie
Gunther Monday afternoon.
Tiss Treib made a trip to Lem-
mon Monday afternoon.
Tiss Treib and LaVonne Foss
made a trip to Rapid City Friday
and were overnight guests of
friends. Saturday they went shop-
ping and out to lunch with friends.
On their way home, they visited at
the home of Kari Hoff with Dorena
Wiechmann, Katie Wiechmann
and her friend Dwight and Esther
Friday, was Thelma Sandgren’s
usual day in Hettinger, lunch,
cards and Nursing home.
Ken Krisle stopped to have cof-
fee with Thelma Sandgren Satur-
day morning.
Later Saturday, James Sand-
gren picked Thelma up and took
her along with the family to Het-
tinger to the steak house to help
Kylee celebrate her 20th birthday.
Sunday, Thelma attended worship
at the Presbyterian Church in
Bison and had lunch with the fam-
ily. She dropped off cucumbers at
the Brockel’s on her way home.
LaVonne Foss called on Shirley
Johnson Saturday evening.
Tiss Treib called on Shirley
Johnson Sunday afternoon.
Paula Preszler of Rock Springs,
WY is visiting in the area this
week. She visited with her
Grandma Meink this week.
Adam Block visited with Linda
and Nolan Seim and family Friday
Saturday in the park, Nolan and
Linda Seim and family; the Block
clan, the Evans clan and Dreiske
Clan; Emily and Casey Kling;
Cheryl Miller and family; Tim and
Charlotte Kvale met for a picnic
and they celebrated Mark Evan’s
birthday and Anna Block’s birth-
Jim and Patsy Miller and Barb
Lyon traveled to Bismarck Tues-
Jim and Patsy Miller made a
trip to Hettinger Friday and vis-
ited with Violet Miller.
Jim and Patsy Miller spent Sat-
urday and Sunday with Matt and
Christi Miller in Hettinger.
Thursday afternoon, Bridget,
Lil Albert and Korbin Keller and
Kelly Smith were visitors of
Shirley Harris.
Saturday, Shirley Harris was an
afternoon and supper guest of
Mark and Kathy Baumeister.
Lynn Frey traveled to Huron,
SD Thursday and returned home
R & N Hide & Fur
1/2 mile east of Hettinger
PAYING TOP DOLLAR for all types of
metal including •cars •appliances
•auto batteries •tin •wire •cable
Closed Saturdays!
Meadow News .........By Tiss Treib
All of Art and Marilyn Christ-
man’s children and grandchildren
have been visiting this past week.
Sunday, the Christman families
and many friends and neighbors
helped Art Christman celebrate
his 90th birthday.
Bernie Rose was among those
who attended Art Christman’s
90th birthday party Sunday at the
ranch. Her grandson, Rusty Foster
took her.
On Wednesday afternoon Car-
olyn Petik attended Harold
Kvale's 96th birthday party at
Five Counties Nursing home.
Jerry and Carolyn Petik at-
tended the State Fair in Huron
Thursday through Saturday.
While at the fair they were
overnight guests of Dale and
Linda Holtey. On Thursday they
attended the South Dakota Cen-
tennial Farm recognition program.
Friday evening they attended the
Larry Gatlin concert and on Sat-
urday they attended Farmers
Union Day activities.
Sunday evening, Jerry and Car-
olyn were among supper guests
who gathered at Tim and Char-
lotte Kvale's to celebrate Norman
Kvale's 95th birthday.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 5, 2013 • 9
September 9, 2013
7:00 pm
1. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Call to Order
3. Consent Agenda
a. Approve Agenda
b. Minutes
c. Financial Reports
4. Approval of Claims –
5. Delegations –
6. Kevin Weishaar- technology concerns
7. Northwest Area Schools Cooperative
report – Dan Beckman
8. Approve Contracts-
9. Home School Applications-
10. Request for early graduation
11. Woodchips
12. HS secretary position
13. Administrator evaluation samples
14. Field trip models
15. Kathleen Engle contract
16. Loss Audit survey- safe schools com-
pliance program
17. TSP Architecture update
18. Request for gym for movie Unstop-
19. Executive Session for personnel
matters – if needed
20. Superintendents report – Marilyn
21. Adjourn --
[Published September 5, 2013 at a total
approximate cost of $12.28.]
This week was blistering hot
with no rain, at least not here.
Our thermometer only lacked a
degree from hitting triple digits
several times this week and reg-
istered in the nineties every day.
Slim Buttes Lutheran had the
annual campout and picnic in the
Slim Buttes last weekend and
they canceled the regular hike to
various sites in the buttes be-
cause it was just too hot. I
stopped at the Reva Mall on my
way home from the picnic and the
thermometer at the store regis-
tered 101 degrees.
Most of our family came home
for Labor Day weekend. Teri and
Mike and boys left Minnesota on
Monday and came to the ranch
Thursday to spend a few days
with Grandma and Grandpa.
They took Angie, Kanon and
Brinley out to supper in Rapid
City Wednesday evening, but did-
n’t see Thad because he’s still
working in Texas. Sage and
Alaina and girls came down to
the football game in Buffalo Fri-
day night and stayed for the
rodeo on Saturday. Sandy Dan
joined us at the rodeo Saturday,
but went home to get some hay-
ing done that evening. Guy and
Megan and boys came from
Wyoming to the rodeo on Satur-
day and spent the night at the
I was on ambulance duty at the
rodeo Saturday and we only had
one casualty. The winner of last
year’s bull dogging event, Seth
Murphy, caught a hoof to the lip
and had to be taken to the clinic
to get stitched back together in
time to make it in to the finals.
I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t have
bothered with the stitches if it
meant not being able to finish the
rodeo. Clint Doll won the steer
wrestling championship with
Seth coming in second!
Wolves are back in the news.
Last Saturday 16-year-old Noah
Graham was preparing to fall
asleep on the beach outside a tent
in the campground at the West
Winnie Campground on Lake
Winnibigoshish in north central
Minnesota when he was attacked
by a grey wolf. The wolf clamped
its jaws onto his skull and would-
n't let go.
Noah's father said the attack
was quiet and sudden. "The wolf
just came up behind Noah, he
didn't hear anything, and it just
grabbed him by the back of the
head and wouldn't let go," Gra-
ham said.
The young man managed to pry
the wolf ’s jaws open and escape,
leaving a laceration on the rear of
his skull that required 17 staples
to close. In addition, he has sev-
eral puncture wounds behind his
left ear. The wolf was killed by
government trappers and taken
to the University of Minnesota for
rabies testing.
Following aggressive wolf depre-
dation all summer, the Siddoway
Sheep Company, headquartered
near Terreton, Idaho, received a
massive blow in the early hours
of August 17, when members of
the Pine Creek wolf pack at-
tacked and killed 119 lambs and
57 ewes on a summer allotment
six miles south of Victor, Idaho.
The slaughter was just for fun be-
cause out of the 176 sheep killed,
the hindquarters of only one lamb
was eaten by the wolves.
My bill to allow the killing of
wolves in South Dakota became
law on July 1st, but until USFW
takes the wolf off the Endangered
Species list in the lower 48 states,
it’s still illegal to kill a wolf in
western South Dakota. USFW
plans to remove the wolf from the
Endangered Species list so if you
haven’t filed your comment do so
NOW. Go to the federal rulemak-
ing site at www.regulations.gov
and submit your comment on the
Gray Wolf: Docket No.[FWS-HQ-
You can also mail your com-
ments to: Division of Policy and
Directives Management; U.S.
Fish and wildlife Service; 4401 N.
Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Ar-
lington, VA 22203, but send it im-
mediately because the deadline
for submitting comments by any
method is 11:59 p.m. Eastern
Time on September 11.
I’ll leave you with this:
Mike and Bill are hanging out in
the lone bar in a small town in
northern Idaho, when a local
rancher walks in carrying a wolf
"Good work!" says the bartender.
He pops the cash register open,
pulls out a wad of bills, and
counts them out into the
rancher's outstretched hand.
After the rancher leaves, Mike
asks the bartender, "What was
that all about?"
The barkeep says, "Haven't you
boys heard? We got us a real wolf
problem and the government
ain't done a thing about it. Why,
just last week, a pack of the
varmints came onto my property
and killed all my chickens. Sid-
doway’s lost 176 sheep to wolves
and ol' Man Miller down the road
lost 15 cows to the bloodthirsty
beasts! They're vicious and they
gotta be stopped. So I'm offerin' a
bounty - a hundred dollars to
anybody who brings in a wolf
Mike and Bill look at each other,
and immediately race out of the
bar to go hunt wolves.
After wandering around the hills
for several hours, they finally
spot a lone wolf in the distance.
Mike takes aim with his rifle and
shoots the wolf dead. The two
sprint over to where the carcass
lay, and Mike gets busy with the
Suddenly, Bill says, "Hey, Mike,
"Not now," says Mike, "I'm busy."
Bill tugs on Mike's sleeve and
says, "Mike, I think you REALLY
ought to see this."
"Not now!" Mike says again.
"Can't you see I've got a hundred
dollars in my hands?"
Bill's voice starts to waver.
"Mike, please, just look!"
Mike stops what he's doing and
looks up: The two men are sur-
rounded by a pack of wolves - at
least fifty in all, every one of them
growling, drooling, gnashing
their teeth, and licking their
Mike takes in the sight and
gasps: "Wow, Bill... We're gonna
be rich!"
Grand River Roundup .... By Betty Olson
ksrst fa¡tr |a Iswa!
at Faith Livestock Auction
Thursday, Sept. 26th
from 9 to 5
Buying all classes &kinds of loose
horses! Paid on the spot!
No commission, yardage or waiting!
Licensed & bonded buyer.
For more information, caII:
Joe Simon · (612) 963-0712
or Sharon Simon · (612) 839-9568
Every day at
Northwest Farm &
Home Supply
Lemmon, SD
40# Hi-pro Country
Companion dog food
is $15.99
Nutrition Site
Thursday, September 5
boiled potatoes
broccoli, pudding, apricots
Friday, September 6
Roast pork
company potatoes
cooked cabbage
Monday, September 9
Spanish rice w/hamburger
seasoned spinach
grape juice, orange
Tuesday, September 10
Citrus chicken
baked potato
acini di pepe
pears & cake
Wednesday, September 11
Beef & noodles
spinach salad
crunchy cranberry salad
Prairie Dog Bait
The Perkins County Weed & Pest
Board would like to remind Perkins
County landowners to place their order
for Zinc Phosphide Oats by Septem-
ber 20, 2013. Perkins County will cost
share the Zinc Phosphide Oats 60-40
with the landowner paying 40%. When
landowners are ordering the poison
oats they must give their private certi-
fication license number when ordering.
Perkins County will not have a Rozol
prairie dog bait program. Orders may
be placed by calling the Perkins
County Weed & Pest Office at 244-
7299 or Loyson Carda at 374-5315 and
leave a message.
All applicants will be notified when
and where to pickup their bait.
Robert Hermann, Chairman
Perkins County Weed and Pest Board
[Published September 5 and Septem-
ber 12, 2013 at a total approximate
cost of $18.85.]
School pictures are Monday, September 9th
Hay removal from State
Highway Right Of Way
The South Dakota Department
of Transportation requests the co-
operation of all farmers and
ranchers in removing processed
hay from the highway right of
State regulations require that
hay be removed from the right of
way within 30 days of being
processed, but no later than Oct.
Removing hay bales from the
highway right of way is an impor-
tant safety consideration for mo-
torists. The bales or stacks can be
a safety hazard for vehicles forced
to leave the road and, in some
cases, can restrict a driver’s sight
distance. Hay left in the road
ditches late in the year can also
cause snowdrifts across the high-
For more information, contact
Jason Humphrey at 605-773-
10 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 5, 2013
For all your advertising needs Bison Courier 244-7199
or courier@sdplains.com Press releases, engagement announcements
and obituaries are free of charge
School pictures are
Monday, September 9th
Monday, September 9
texas potatoes
salad bar, w/g roll
fruit & milk
Tuesday, September 10
BBQ hot dogs/bun
macaroni salad
salad bar
fruit & milk
Wednesday, September 11
cinnamon roll
salad bar
fruit & milk
Thursday, September 12
Ham sandwich
hash brown patty
salad bar
fruit & milk
store John Deere dealership opera-
tion. Position currently open at Pot-
ter County Implement, Gettysburg,
SD; a part of C&B Operations, LLC.
Applicants should possess good
knowledge of farm equipment, com-
puter skills, retail selling skills, and
be customer service oriented. We
will train the right person. We offer
John Deere training, competitive
pay, full benefit package, including
401k, health, and dental plan.
Please send resume to Naomi Her-
mann, parts manager, Potter County
Implement, 30965 U.S Highway
212, Gettysburg, SD 57442, or e-
mail to
hermannn@deerequipment.com or
call Naomi at 605-765-2434.
Looking for an EXPERIENCED
ing to be a part of a team and play a
role in management. Knowledge in
LAND AUCTION: 3790+/- Acres,
Jones County, Cropland, Grassland,
Recreational, Investment. 1.5 miles
northwest of Murdo, SD, September
25th, 2013. Call Dakota Properties,
Todd Schuetzle, Auctioneer, 605-
2 8 0 - 3 1 1 5 ,
Shop foreman sought by multi-store
John Deere dealership operation.
Position currently open at Potter
County Implement, Gettysburg, SD;
a part of C&B Operations, LLC. Ap-
plicants should possess good organi-
zational skills and the ability to
manage farm equipment service per-
sonnel in a growth oriented dealer-
ship. We offer progressive marketing
plans, competitive pay, and a full
benefit package. Please send resume
to Ben Wieseler, store manager, or
Jerry Hericks, service manager, Pot-
ter County Implement, 30965 U.S
Highway 212, Gettysburg, SD
57442, or e-mail to
hericksj@deerequipment.com, or call
Jerry at 605-769-1710.
range: $20.14-$24.50/hr. Visit:
www.cityofbrookings.org Return
application w/resume to PO Box 270,
Brookings, SD 57006-0270. dlang-
Parts salesperson sought by multi-
For Sale: 50x60 shop building
cor heat & propane heat. Former
UPS building, if interested con-
tact 244-7192, Bison SD.
For Sale: Country Inn Motel -
turnkey business, serious in-
quiries only call 605-244-5234.
Bison Housing & Redevelop-
ment Commission is seeking
applicants for a part-time main-
tenance position for the Home-
stead Heights housing facility
located in Bison, SD. A job de-
scription can be picked up on
Mondays or Thursdays from 9 to
11 a.m. at the management office
at Homestead Heights. Resumes
must be sent to BH&RC, PO Box
186, Bison, SD 57620. For more
information, call 244-5473.
Homestead Heights is an equal
opportunity employer.
The Bison School District has
an opening for a High School Sec-
retary. Applicants need to be
service oriented, flexible, and per-
sonable. They should possess
strong communication skills and
computer skills. Candidates must
possess skills in email, Microsoft
office, and data entry. During the
school year, hours of employment
are from 7:30AM-4:30PM 4 days
a week with the potential of
working up to 40 hours and 168
hours during the summer
months. Hourly wage is $11.50
per hour and benefits include
$350 toward health insurance,
dental insurance, term life insur-
ance, and participation in the
South Dakota retirement system.
Applications are available at the
Bison School District High School
office. Closing date for applica-
tions is September 13, 2013.
IFF’S OFFICE accepting appli-
cations for a deputy sheriff
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 5, 2013 • 11
position in Lemmon. An EOE
Perkins County Sheriff ’s Office
PO Box 234 Bison, SD 57620 605-
Dakota Territory Gun Collectors
Association Annual Fall BIS-
September 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Sunday, September 29, 9 a.m. to
TER. Use South Parking Lots
and Entrance A. Roger Krumm
701-336-7533 or 701-851-0129.
I would like to thank the staff of
the Bison Clinic, the Bison Ambu-
lance crew, and the staff at
WRRMC for their prompt and
professional care last week. I
would also like to thank my
friends and family for their con-
cern and helpfulness. You are all
the best.
Nathan Johnson
Thank you! Thank you! Thank
you! For making my 90th Birthday
so special with all the calls, cards
and gifts.
Was tickled with all who came to
my Open House for hugs, joyful
chatter and CAKE.
Praise God that 5 of my 6 kids
were here for the event. Sylvia
hosted the shindig here in Bison.
Dan from Wellington,CO. Gloria
from Franklin, NC. Gloria’s hus-
band was too ill to travel. Stan
from Kalispell, MT. Beth of Pey-
ton, CO. Gloria’s daughters came
for hugs: Jeni, her husband
Phillippe and sons Erick and
Christopher from Minneapolis
area; Kelsey from Franklin, NC;
Kirsten and baby Tommy from
Pierce, CO. Kirsten’s husband
Matt had to work. Beth’s children:
Alec, Arianna, and Heather came
to help with the celebration. Beth’s
friend Ron came to meet the fam-
ily and Arianna brought a friend
from her school to share in the fun.
Grandson Kevin Weishaar and his
family of Bison were with us often.
We all missed having Todd and his
family here. They live in Port Or-
chard, WA.
My heart is full of gratitude for my
son-in-law Larry Weishaar’s pa-
tience with all the preparations
and chaos of so many noisy people
being in their home.
God is so Good to give so many
years of living. My greatest
THANKS go to HIM. May He
bless each of YOU with 90 good
You are each appreciated.
Hugs from Eldora Ogdahl
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12 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, September 5, 2013
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All Breeds Consignment Sale
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