Bison Courier, Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Volume 30 Number 36 February 21, 2013
Includes Tax
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
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to be easy because, according to Jackson, “blueprints aren’t even close.” Tearing the rusty and leaky plumbing out from inside block walls isn’t plausible. He suggested that there might be a way to line the existing pipes or new plumbing could be installed outside the building. There’s one other problem. The new courthouse was built on top of the city’s sewer lines. The county board will seek a professional inspection and recommendation for fixing the problem. Sheriff Kelly Serr was back to talk about county-wide law. County chairman Mike Schweitzer and VP Wade Henderson were appointed to a committee to work out the details with Serr and Lemmon’s Chief of Police. The sheriff wants to go ahead and start advertising for deputies in hopes of creating a pool of applicants. If the county-wide plan doesn’t materialize those applicants could be turned over to Lemmon for their law enforcement vacancies. If county-wide law is put into effect all officers would be deputies under Serr’s supervision. There would be a contract. “That’s really where the rubber meets the road,” he said. Serr expressed appreciation for the recent wage increases for his department but asked to carry it one step further. His office assistant, Tammy Buer, is more than a secretary, he said. Her official title is “administrative civil deputy” and, according to Serr, she carries out the same duties as deputies continued on page 10
Old galvanized pipe causing problems at court house
By Beth Hulm An unpleasant odor may greet visitors as they enter the Perkins County Courthouse and, for employees, the stench can create an ill effect. Local contractor Bob Jackson blames it all on the old galvanized plumbing in the building. “It’s going to continue to deteriorate,” he said. He told county commissioners last week, “I’m not much help. I don’t have any answers.” Built in the early 1970s, the county courthouse was one of the last to use galvanized pipe. Soon afterwards, plumbers began using only PVC. Dacotah Bank, built across the street around the same time, had the same issue and has since replaced all of its plumbing. Pinpointing the exact location of leaks in the courthouse isn’t going
Lensegrav to be featured in KEVN Rising Star of the West
Western Plains Action Group hosts Cracker Barrel
District 28 Legislators, Olson and Maher, discussed pending legislation with about 30 area constituents at a Cracker Barrel hosted by Western Plains Action Group at the Indian Creek Lutheran Church on Sunday the 17th. Several bills of interest were presented by each legislator in their opening statements. Rep. Olson spent quite a little time on the funding and rules pertaining to Animal Damage Control division of the Game Fish and Parks. Funding had been cut and a bill to reinstate and increase funding is making its way through the legislature, also a bill to allow predator Correction: The amortization that Colette Johnson calculated for building a new school was misquoted in last week's paper. It should've read 25 years. I apologize for any confusion. B. Hulm districts to increase the amount of assessment on cattle and sheep to one dollar ($1.00) per head. If this passes any increase in assessment would have to come to a vote in the within the predator district requesting the increase. Another bill deals with a ADC Central Committee which has basically done nothing due to the fact that only state administrators served on the committee; a bill to add one representative from each of the state’s agricultural organizations, (Sheepgrowers, Stockgrowers, etc.) would be added to the committee to allow input from landowners and livestock producers, is working its way through the legislative process. Coyotes are becoming a major cause of loss in some East River areas and now the Senate Majority Leader is in support of the Animal Damage Control program so the bills seem to have a chance of passing. Olson remarked that is amazing how bills can fly through when the powers that be get behind them. Senator Maher serves on the Commerce, Education and Taxation Committees; he serves as chair of the Taxation Committee. He reported that it appears funding will be reinstated for Educational Service Areas, which are a cooperative service of several separate school districts. These provide services to all schools for implementing federally mandated programs such as No Child Left Behind. A billed to replace stripped language about accounting for Impact Aid for school districts is being considered. A big issue in the eastern part of the state concerns meandered and non-meandered waters which is a huge problem for landowners, especially in the northeast. This legislation is being fought diligently by fishermen and bird hunters. The bill seeks to solve the problem continued on page 2
Master Gardener meeting concerning the Community garden February 22, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the courthouse. It’s bingo time! Sunday February 24, 2013 at 1:30 Community Center $1.00 a card, play all afternoon. lots of prizes, snacks available. Sponsored by the Legion Aux. You’re invited to the movie, October Baby, and a dessert social Sunday, February 24, at 3:00 p.m. at grand
Electric hosted by Stateline Right to Life. Commercial Club will meet February 26, 2013 at 6p.m. at Mom’s Place. Gala Day committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. Vrooman Township Annual Meeting will be at Lynn Miller home at 7 p.m. on March 5, 2013. Scotch Cap Township Annual Meeting will be at Scotch Cap School at 7 p.m. on March 5, 2013.
Highlights & Happenings
Wilson Township Annual Meeting will be at Don & LeiLani Melling’s home at 2 p.m. on March 5, 2013. Marshfield Township Annual Meeting will be at Justin Seidel’s home at 7 p.m. on March 5, 2013. Lodgepole Township Annual Meeting will be at the Lodgepole Store at 7 a.m. on march 5, 2013. Rainbow Township Annual Meeting will be at Hibner Insurance at 7 p.m. on March 5, 2013.
Bison High School senior Shaley Lensegrav has been selected to compete in the KEVN Black Hills Fox Rising Star of the West Scholarship competition. This scholarship competition requires applicants to tape a 60 second segment in which they speak on any topic they find interesting or relevant to their school or community. These segments will then be shown during the 9 p.m. news on KEVN Fox. Each week five different high school students’ segments will air on TV and then may be voted for online. Shaley’s segment will air sometime during the week of February 25th - March 1st. One contestant from each week will be chosen to advance into the final round. The final round will consist of four contestants who tape additional segments to compete for $4,000,
$2,000, $1,000, or $500 dollars sponsored by KEVN and First Interstate Bank. Please help Shaley advance to the final round by watching her on next week and going online to vote. To Vote simply go to www.blackhillsfox.com then scroll down and click on “Rising Star of the West” on the right hand side. This will take you to a new page. When there click the “View Entries” tab and use the drop down arrows to rate the students’ videos. If you miss a segment on TV you can also watch it online by following the same directions used to vote. Check the next week’s paper for the exact date of Shaley’s segment and please vote for her as she competes in this great opportunity. Thank you. Update: Shaley’s segment will be aired Monday, February 25.
Hall Township Annual Meeting at the Brad Besler Ranch, 2:00 p.m., March 5, 2013. Clark Township Annual meeting will be at 8 a.m. on March 5, 2013, at Summerville Store. Equalization meeting immediately after annual meeting. Fredlund Township Annual Meeting at 2 p.m. March 5, 2013, at the Fredlund School. Beck/Highland Township Annual Meeting will be at 2 p.m. March 5,
2013 at Dick & Eleanor Johnson’s. Lone Tree Township Annual Meeting will be at 7 p.m. on March 21, 2013 at Dale Kopren’s. Discussion on opting out of tax freeze. Equalization meeting immediately following annual meeting. Cash Township Annual Meeting will be March 5, 2013 7 p.m. at the home of Edna Klein. Townships get your annual meeting information to the Courier office 2447199 or courier@sdplains.com.
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Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser
continued from page 1 of public access to those waters. Maher is concerned about the increase to Medicaid in South Dakota, remarking that the program will see an increase in budget of 250 percent in two years because of the rules in the Federal Health Care Law (Obamacare) the” working poor” will be forced to go on Medicaid and the state will have to pay for that increase. In his opinion the funding will be taken from what is currently in the Education portion of the budget to pay for the budget increases needed by Medicaid. This does not bode well for schools already struggling with finances. The question of township liability on unimproved/unmarked sections lines, which are considered public access areas, was fielded by a constituent. Maher suggested that townships get legal assistance to come up with a solution and language suggestions for a bill which he would be glad to introduce in the 2014 Legislative Session and Olson agreed to co-sponsor for such a bill. Olson, who serves on the Local Government Committee, said she would like to be involved as that is where the bill would be heard first. There were a lot of comments, questions and suggestions by several constituents. Maher stayed around to visit with attendees; Olson had to hurry off to attend a function at Reva. Western Plains Action Group was thanked by the Legislators for hosting the successful and well attended Cracker Barrel.
Cracker Barrel
New physical therapist in town
people but Thyne’s clinic there is about the same size as the one here, employing about the same number of people. He owns 50% of it and, after 10 1/2 years, it is “paid for and secured.” He has hired someone to take his place while he tests “the fit” here in South Dakota. Holly Thyne is a licensed social worker who worked alongside her husband in the Kearney clinic. In Lemmon, she has found employment at Five Counties nursing home. The boys are already playing basketball and making new friends in their new school. Born in Colorado, Thyne moved with his parents to Ravenna, NE during his junior year of high school, graduating there with the Class of 1992. His first career choice was orthopedic surgery but that schedule wouldn’t have fit well with the family life that he wanted. Instead, he went on to earn a masters degree in physical therapy at Texas Tech in Lubbock and a Doctorate from Regis University in Denver. His interest in orthopedics remains strong, however. Currently, Dr. Thyne is working on a Fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy. He’s studying online and on campus in Colorado. He makes frequent trips to complete the 150 hours of one-on-one and lab time that is required with his 310 hours of on-line study. He’ll complete his studies within the next two years. That will be “enough education for awhile,” he said.
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month 2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
Friday, February 22
Macaroni & cheese stewed tomatoes butterscotch pudding banana
Buffalo Clinic
Faith Clinic
Swiss steak w/tomato & onions baked potato corn seasonal fruit Sausage gravy over biscuit green beans squash jello w/strawberries
Monday, February 25
Tuesday, February 26
Wednesday, February 27
Chicken noodle veg soup whole grain crackers orange juice, banana
By Beth Hulm Jason Thyne, physical therapist, has left his practice in Kearney (Car-knee), Nebraska, hoping for a quieter life and more family time in Perkins County, South Dakota. Thyne moved his family, which consists of his wife Holly and three small sons, Blake, 11, Austin, 8, and Ethan, 6, to the area earlier this month. His employment with Hands on Health began February 1. He is manning the clinic in Bison two days per week. It was a flier sent out by Colleen Oliver from Hands on Health that caught his attention. It was all about “hunting, fishing and family,” he said. He felt that he’d lost track of his family amidst the busyness of their life and to him family is “the most important”. The entire family made the 520 mile trip last fall to interview. They liked the area and were impressed with the business that Oliver has built on the prairie and with the woman herself. Thyne called her “truly real”. Kearney is a city of more 30,000
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Zero Dark Thirty
February 22 - 24
surround sound Lemmon 374-5107 8:00 p.m. nightly R 159 minutes
Ed and Violet Chapman were Thursday afternoon callers and coffee guests of Mary Ellen Fried. Mary Ellen Fried was a Thursday supper guest of Greg and Peggy Fried. Mary Ellen Fried attended a Boys Basketball game in Bison Saturday afternoon. Mary Ellen Fried enjoyed Saturday afternoon coffee with Della Hale; Joyce Waddell; and Edith Meland. Dorothy and Kathleen Carmichael visited with Bernie Rose last Saturday. Jerry Petik called on Bernie Rose one day. Keith Carmichael called on Bernie Rose Saturday afternoon. Vonnie Foster also visited with her mother. Carolyn Petik visited with Norman and Belle Kvale and also with Thelma Lemke on Monday afternoon. She was also a brief caller at Irene Young's. Jerry and Carolyn Petik were among many guests who helped Darla Barnes celebrate her 5th birthday in Lemmon on Monday evening. On Tuesday afternoon Jerry Petik attended a Grazing Association meeting and Carolyn spent the afternoon at Irene Young's. Wednesday evening Jerry and Carolyn attended the Soup Supper and Ash Wednesday services at Spencer Memorial Church in Lemmon. Friday through Sunday Petik’s attended the South Dakota Farmers Union Convention in Aberdeen. They called on Grace Bubbers in McIntosh on their way home Sunday afternoon. Tuesday evening, Fred and Bev Schopp attended the Lemmon – McLaughlin Basketball game in Lemmon. Thursday, Fred and Bev Schopp attended the Girls Basketball game in McIntosh. Saturday evening, Fred and Bev Schopp attended the Dave Schell Benefit at Smoky’s. Fred and Bev Schopp had lunch with Laurie, Dan and Danci Hoff; Arnie and Mel Schopp Sunday following worship. Fred and Bev Schopp are Great Grandparents to a baby boy born to Weston and Katelin Ginther.
Meadow News .....By Tiss Treib
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Jolly Ranchers 4H Club Members with handmade scarves and duct tape purses and wallets
Back Row left to right: Shawna Kolb, Tayton Schoefield, Lenae McKinstry, Josh McKinstry, Jacob Kolb, Stephanie Kolb and Julianna Kari. Front Row left to right: Chantel Kolb, Iver Paul, Dustin Kolb and Everett Paul.
Lucky Piggy
2 - 15 - 13 $25.00 Scott Thompson Bison, SD $25.00 Bob Jackson Bison, SD
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Drought Conditions and Your Trees
moisture areas of the landscape such as drainages, creeks and rivers. However, even those trees are not totally immune to drought. So, how are your trees affected? The primary affects of drought or dry soil conditions cause damage to the roots and root death. The non-woody feeder roots located in the upper 18” of soil are the first ones affected. Transplanted seedling trees are particularly affected due to root loss during the transplant process. It is common for seedlings from the nursery to have lost up to 50% and larger balled and burlapped trees up to 80% of their roots. So, transplanted trees have to play catch up in order to become established. Transplanted trees are under stress due to the loss of roots. It can take up to two years for tree seedlings to become completely established. The rule of thumb for bigger transplanted trees is one year for each diameter inch of the tree trunk. As a consequence, these trees should be given extra care and attention during drought
By Robert Drown, Natural Resource Specialist The current drought conditions in western South Dakota started back in 2010. Such conditions are not unusual for the area as the native prairie vegetation evolved and adapted under alternating “feast or famine” moisture conditions. The only trees and shrubs that grow naturally occur in the higher
periods. This includes watering and mulching under the tree to provide much needed moisture, decrease evaporation and cool the roots. Symptoms of drought on trees show up in a variety of ways depending on the tree species, soil conditions and water deficit. Reaction time of trees is slower than what we might expect and may take many months or up to a year to be noticeable. Leaves and needles become limp, drooped, wilted, curled, yellowed and may drop prematurely. The trunk and or branches may exhibit splitting, bark separation, tip dieback and sucker type sprouts may occur down lower on the branches or trunk. Leaves of broadleaf trees become scorched along the edges and the inside of the leaves may turn yellow then brown. Needles on evergreens turn brown on the tips or appear off colored. As a result, the foliage of trees may become much thinner than normal. In extended droughts additional problems may occur due to the weakened condition of the trees. They become easy prey for boring insects, root rot and fungal diseases which combined with the effects of drought can kill the trees. These secondary problems can take up to a year to develop and may be prevented if supplemental watering and care is provided. Besides dry conditions, high temperatures can take a toll on trees. Temperatures above 95 degrees slow biological functions of trees. Trees may lapse in and out of a self induced dormancy in efforts to reduce water loss. However, the slowing of the functions of the tree also reduces the amount of plant food produced and stored by the tree. Therefore, in high temperature periods of drought a tree can be declining from its need for moisture and food. Planting native and introduced trees and shrubs are not fool proof but they do provide a better chance of surviving the hot dry conditions that occur during droughts. Some drought tolerant species for our area include SHRUBS: Silver Buffaloberry, Caragana, Honeysuckle, Potentilla, Hansen Hedge Rose, Arnold Hawthorne, Silverberry; BROADLEAF TREES: Green Ash, Siberian Elm and Bur Oak, and EVERGREEN TREES: Rocky Mountain Juniper, Eastern Red Cedar and Ponderosa Pine. My sources for this news release were St. Vrain Arbor Care, Michigan Extension Service and Texas Extension Service. If you would like more information about “Drought Conditions and Your Trees,” contact Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605-2445222, Extension 4 or by e-mail at robert.drown@sd.nacdnet.net.
Obituary Mildred Lorraine (Veal) Smith
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Slim Buttes Free Lutheran • Reva, SD Pastor Henry Mohagen
Pastors Perspective
Mildred Lorraine (Veal) Smith, 87, of Corpus Christi Texas, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013. Mildred was born on December 19, 1925 at home in Chance, South Dakota to the late Boyd and Mabel (Iverson) Veal. She attended grade school in Chance and first year of high school in Faith, South Dakota and finished and graduated from Bison High School in 1943 and went on to Business College in Rapid City, South Dakota. She was employed at the Rapid City Air Base for several years. That is where she met Elwood Smith and they were married January 23, 1946. Upon Elwood’s discharge
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they moved to Jackson, Mississippi for a number of years. They lived a short time in Mississippi, Louisiana and then Texas. In 1964 they moved from Fort Worth, Texas to Corpus Christi, Texas and both were employed at Corpus Christi Army Depot. Mildred was a Supply Technician managing aircraft parts for 25 years. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi where she was a beloved Sunday school teacher for 27 years. She and Elwood were members of the Corpus Christi Farmers Market, and they enjoyed growing vegetables in their four acre garden and selling them on weekends at the local Farmers Market. At home, Mildred grew beautiful roses, her favorite flowers. Mildred is survived by two children, her son, Boyd Smith of Corpus Christi, Texas; her daughter, Linda (Smith) Sahadi, husband George, of Corpus Christi, Texas; five grandchildren, Kerri (Sahadi) Morgan, husband Brian, of Houston, Texas, Kevin Sahadi of Corpus, Christi, Texas, Jason Smith, wife Tracy of Frisco, Texas, Jamin Smith, wife Tina of Pflugerville, Texas, Jodi (Smith) Dupree, husband Eric of Gilbert, Arizona; eight great grandchildren, Lacey Sahadi
of Corpus Christi, Texas, Alexis Morgan of Houston, Texas, Jaden, Caleb & Noah Dupree of Gilbert, Arizona, Sevy Smith of Frisco, Texas, Meghan & Ashlynn Helge of Pflugerville, Texas, sister, Verla (Veal) Lang & husband Wayne of Rapid City, SD, brothers, Richard (Dick) Veal of Bismarck, North Dakota, Don and wife Bonnie Veal of Longmont, Colorado, Boyd Veal of Downers Grove, Illinois. Predeceased by her husband Elwood Smith; brothers Tom Veal and Darrel Veal. Visitation was held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday February 8, 2013 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel with Entombment followed at Seaside Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Kevin Sahadi, Jason Smith, Jamin Smith, Brian Morgan, Dan Smith, Jon Williams, and Keith Wimer. The family wishes to thank Caregivers, Elsie Rodriguez, Juanita Villarreal, Melissa Rodriguez and Patricia Montoya. Also Blue Sky Hospice and Altus Hospice.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church on 3915 Gollihar Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78415.
We have just celebrated Valentines Day. We try in some way to express our love and affection to someone we love. Some do a better job of that than some of the rest of us. Some give flowers, some give candy, some give diamonds and many other gifts, poems or other expressions of how we feel to some other person. But even at best our efforts are somewhat limited. The flowers wilt, the candy gets eaten and the sparkle of diamonds fades. Diamonds are a symbol of something that will last forever so that is why they are used for weddings indicating that marriage should last a lifetime. Jesus gives us a love letter that lasts, not just for a lifetime but for eternity. In John 13:34 we read “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” Jesus gives us a command but also gives us an example. The example is far beyond our ability but it is an example. Jesus was telling His disciples this right before He went to the cross and was telling them this before His departure. The entire Bible, Gods love letter to mankind, points to the cross and resurrection. The Messiah would pay the price for sin and that saving grace is available to all who accept this great gift. As this Lenten season leading us to Good Friday and Easter, let us be reminded that this is the fulfillment of God’s Love Letter to us.
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Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Morristown - 4:45 p.m. Lemmon - 7:15 p.m., Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Bison - 11:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service -10:30 a.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
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.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
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FCCLA members attend 2013 District IX meeting
“Light the Torch with FCCLA” was the theme of the 2013 District IX FCCLA Meeting held in Rapid City on the 13th of February. Twelve members from the Bison FCCLA chapter and their advisor, Joyce Matthews, attended the meeting. Paul and Aletha Adcock also attended the district meeting and, along with Karen Voller, provided transportation for chapter members. Following the opening general session, Sydney Arneson and Kimberly Peck and Madison Hulm and Tessa Kopren competed as teams in the Illustrated Talk Event. Megan Serr attended the morning business meeting serving as the chapter’s voting delegate. Shelly Peck, Kayley Johnson and Marranda Hulm fulfilled our chapter’s responsibilities associated with the event rooms. Each year District IX chooses a community service project. This year’s project allowed students to purchase a cupcake for $1 and then decorate them with the many topping options. The money from this project was donated to the afternoon speaker, Melanie Barclay, who represented the Make-A-Wish foundation. Awards were presented during the afternoon general session. Megan Serr presented the 2012 Top Honor Award to the Sturgis Chapter. The Honorary Membership Award is given to individuals who make a significant contribution to District IX chapters. Kassidy Sarsland presented these awards to Vicky Winsell from Sturgis and to her grandparents, Paul and Aletha Adcock. Results from the morning STAR events competition were the final awards announced. Sydney Arneson and Kimberly Peck and Madison Hulm and Tessa Kopren each received a Superior (Gold) rating and will advance to the state competition in April.
Paul and Aletha Adcock awarded Honorary Membership at the District IX FCCLA Meeting.
Kimberly Peck, Sydney Arneson, Madison Hulm and Tessa Kopren receive Gold ratings.
L to R: (Back row) Shelly Peck, Lenae McKinstry, Kimberly Peck, Sydney Arneson, Tessa Kopren, Kiana Brockel. (Front row) Kayley Johnson, Madison Hulm, Marranda Hulm, Megan Serr and Kassidy Sarsland attend district meeting.
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Young wrestlers do well at tournaments
In the last two weeks the wrestlers have competed in a Duel with Buffalo Wrestling Club and four tournaments across western South Dakota. The team traveled to Harding County to compete with AAU wrestlers from Buffalo during the High School Triangular between Sturgis, Sundance and Harding County varsity programs to give time in between matches for the older wrestlers. The young wrestlers took turns wrestling by age and weight. Everyone had one scheduled match, but some were lucky enough to get 2 matches for extra experience. Bison Wrestling Club took 12 wrestlers to the dual ranging in age from 4 to 12. When the night was over Bison Wrestling Club came out on top. The final tally was Bison 15 matches Buffalo 5. It was a great experience for the young wrestlers and they look forward to the yearly event. Twelve of the club's wrestlers traveled to Lemmon on February 9th. Cooper Mackaben, Colt Kopren, Colbin Seidel, and Braden Kopren each received a 3rd place trophy in their respective age and weight groups. Bringing home a 2nd place award were Corbin Mackaben, Kaden Glover, and Hugh Groves. The remaining wrestlers, Tiegan Clark, Ashtin Gerbracht, Rylee Veal, Harland Groves, and Shane Collins all brought home a 1st place trophy. It was a great day for the club and it was nice to see so many of the wrestlers there. Jaren Beckman made his way to the top in Sturgis on the same day. Jaren won all his matches in Sturgis to win 1st place. The 16th of February took many of the wrestlers to Box Elder to compete in the Douglas Wrestling Club tournament. Again the boys had some very tough matches and continued to learn as they compete. Colt Kopren pinned his way to first place on Saturday. Harland Groves was also able to wrestle into a first place spot. Both Jaren Beckman and Shane Collins came up against wrestlers they have yet to best this season. Both boys tried their hardest, but came up short leaving them with a 2nd place medal. Ashtin Gerbracht ended up 3rd in a 6 man bracket. Hugh Groves and Kaden Glover came home with 4th place from the tournament. Douglas is always a tough day, but the boys did a great job representing Bison. Three of the boys finished the weekend out with 225 other wrestlers in Mobridge at their annual event. Rylee Veal won 2 of his 3 matches to get his 2nd place trophy. Jaren Beckman won 2 matches to place 1st and Shane Collins won 3 matches to bring home his 1st place trophy. All the matches in Mobridge were against opponents the boys had not met before giving them new experience before districts. Wrestlers will have 2 weeks of practice before they compete the first weekend in March at the District I tournament in Buffalo and then possibly move to Regionals in Rapid City.
Rylee Veal, Colbin Seidel and Colt Kopren in Lemmon. Ashtin Gerbracht and Sabe Yalowizer.
Angus Bull Sale
—TUESDAY— March 5, 2013
1:15 p.m. (MT) at the Ranch • 6.5 miles west, 3 south of Bison, SD Selling 80 head of Big Select Fall Angus Bulls
Featuring sons of Performer 884
A.I. Sires include:
Foresight, Triple J Design, Destination, Mainline, Equator 395M, Sinclair Net Present Value
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Duane Pankratz Dan Nelson (605) 359-9222 (701) 351-1795 www.lagrandscotchcap.com
Sale book will be online at: www.RPIpromotions.com
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Bison Education Association holds drawing
Lady Cards parents night
Rich and Trish Peck with their senior Cardinal Shelly.
Wednesday, February 27
Tuesday, February 26 Chicken ala king biscuit, salad bar fruit choice & milk Deli sandwich soup w/crackers salad bar fruit & milk
Monday, February 25 Hamburger w/bun salad bar, apple wedge pineapple slice & milk
Winning the K-6th grade basket was Maddie Hulm. The Bison Education Association (BEA) held a drawing for 3 baskets filled with books and Valentine goodies. All the students and parents in Bison School were entered in the drawing, which was held at the Girls Basketball game on February 12th. This was to show appreciation for the students and parents in the Bison School.
Thursday, February 28 Goulash coleslaw peaches cinnamon & roll milk
Grandpa Paul Adcock with senior Kasidy Sarsland.
Cole Buer won the 7-12th grade basket, and Daroll and Denise Aukland won the Parent basket.
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Third grade students study electricity
At the end of their Electricity Unit, the 3rd Grade visited Grand Electric to learn more about electricity. While there, the students were shown how the lineman find the problem, the tools they use to fix the problem, climb a pole, and even were able to try on the linemans' belt and hooks. Thank you Grand Electric!
continued from page 1 except law enforcement. Her workload would further increase with county-wide law. Moving her from a secretary scale to deputy earns her an additional 66 cents per hour. She works a 35-hour week. A roll call vote of the board passed 4-1. Rusty Foster was the dissenter. Things are looking up for the highway department. Recently seriously understaffed, there are now three new employees and “that’s good news,” according to Schweitzer. Joe Green has returned to his post and two out-of-state men have been hired. Otto Staples came with a family from Michigan and has already begun his new job; a Wyoming man will move his family here soon. Buer said that he could still use a mechanic/operator and maybe one more operator to complete his crew. Extension offices in both Perkins and Harding counties remain unstaffed since Ida Schmidt resigned earlier this year. Schweitzer is disgusted with the state’s hiring efforts with both the local 4H/Youth position and vacancies in the Regional office in Lemmon. Commissioner Henderson termed the state’s move to Regional offices “a failure.” Both Perkins and Harding counties are refusing to sign a new agreement with SDSU or to pay their share until the state puts somebody into the offices. Director of Equalization Rownea Gerbracht and her deputy Janelle Goddard visited the board room last Tuesday to give “an overview on what’s happening with the values.” Changes for 2012 include a 25% increase in crop land values and 15% for ag land. “We’re way under-valued on our ag land,” Gerbracht said, adding, “It’s selling really high.” Current land sales have been around $800/acre. The county’s top value is $555.04. There was a public hearing during the meeting to set rates at which the county would sell gravel. For individuals and contractors that price was set at $3.25/ton and that’s only from authorized pits. “We need to be cautious about how much gravel we let go,” Supt. Buer said. Other government entities may buy from the county at $3.00/ton. Contractor Todd Fink was the only one to attend the hearing. Schweitzer discussed a preliminary traffic inspection of Highway 73, south of Lemmon to Flat Creek and from Lemmon west to the state line. Improvements are scheduled for 2014 or 2015. During that work, the City of Lemmon would like to install traffic lights at the junction of Highways 12 and 73 and also on the north side of Highway 12 at the Theater Road intersection. They asked if the county would evenly share the $11,000 cost for the latter since Theater Road is on the county’s road system. Also last Tuesday, a striping agreement with signed with South Dakota DOT for the Bixby Road, southwest of Bison and bids were awarded to Pre Tex, Rapid City, for concrete products and to Flint Hill in Minnesota for road oils. The county will piggyback off Beadle County’s culvert bid. A twoyear jail contract was signed with Walworth County with no changes from the previous one. The commission meets next on March 12. A tax deed sale is scheduled during that meeting for the old Jerry’s Hardware building on Lemmon’s Main Avenue.
Old galvanized pipe
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Representative Betty Olson’s views of week 6 of the 2013 Legislative session
one having to quit when they reach their individual limit. •HB 1187 to provide alternative brand inspection procedures for rodeo livestock. If livestock owned by and bearing the registered brand of a bona fide rodeo producer are being transported out of the livestock ownership inspection area by the owner for rodeo purposes and there is no change of ownership, the inspection certificate may be endorsed by the inspector issuing the certificate in order to serve as a travel permit for the livestock described in the certificate. The certificate must be renewed yearly. •HB 1228 gives producers priority to recover on a bond seized by the state from a public grain warehouse or grain buyer. I am the House prime sponsor of SB 205 to put wolves on the predator list in South Dakota. Rep. Lance Russell and I met with USFW at the start of session to let the feds know what I had planned. USFW said they didn't have a problem with the bill because they are going to take the wolf off the endangered species list in the western Dakotas in March of 2013. Just last week two wolves were seen by several of our neighbors in a pasture ten miles south of our ranch and several other people have reported seeing them in this area. SB 205 came out of Senate Ag and passed the Senate with not one vote against it. It will come to the House Ag committee this week. Local Government: •SB 88 authorizes the county to deny bids on county sales of tax deed properties if the bidder is not current on property taxes due. •SB 86 increases the minimum salary payable to county officials, state's attorneys, and sheriffs. •SB156 authorizes township boards to increase the front foot assessment for road maintenance, repairs, and improvements and to revise certain provi-
Rep. Betty Olson
Cross Over day, the last day for a bill or joint resolution to pass the house of origin, will be Wednesday, February 20. There are only three weeks left in the 2013 legislative session, so the end is in sight. Sen. Maher and I attended two cracker barrels this weekend, Friday evening in Bison with Right to Life, and Sunday afternoon at the Indian Creek church south of Meadow Corner with Dakota Rural Action. Here are some of the bills that were passed out of the two House committees I serve on: Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee: •HB 1089 to require statewide livestock ownership inspection came out of committee on a 7 to 6 vote. •HB 1149 to revise and clarify requirements relating to limits of small game and fish taken by small game hunting parties and fishing parties. This bill would allow a group hunting together to harvest the total number of fish or game allowed instead of each
sions concerning road districts established by townships. These bills passed the House and have been sent to the Senate: •HB 1246 authorizes aerial pesticide applicators to apply pesticide on their own property. Any commercial applicator who is licensed or certified pursuant to chapter 38-21 to apply pesticides to agricultural land may apply pesticides to property owned by the applicator if the commercial categories in which the applicator is licensed are the appropriate applications to be made. •HB 1093 allowing the use of dogs to hunt mountain lions and leashed dogs to track and retrieve wounded or presumed dead big game animals. •HB 1220 permits the use of golf carts within state parks or recreation areas. •SB 126 revises the provisions that authorize townships to combine the offices of the clerk and the treasurer. •SB 127 revises provisions concerning the health and educational facilities authority. Several of the bills that came out of our Oil and Gas Development summer study committee will be coming up in committees in both the House and the Senate this week. I'll be able to fill you in on any action taken on those next week. To get in touch with me, call the House Chamber number 773-3851. Leave a phone number and I'll call you back. The fax number is 773-6806. If you send a fax, address it to Rep. Betty Olson. You can also email me at rep.bettyolson@state.sd.us during session. You can keep track of bills and committee meetings at this link: http://legis.state.sd.us/ Use this link to find the legislators, see what committees they are on, read all the bills and track the status of each bill, listen to committee hearings, and contact the legislators.
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Senator Ryan Maher’s views of week 6 of the 2013 Legislative session
Week 6 of the 9 week session is now over, with 24 days down and 14 to go. So, these last 3 weeks of session is where we start prioritizing spending. Education and healthcare remain top priorities for the caucus. We find ourselves balancing these needs against bolstering reserve funds in anticipation of sequestration cuts and supporting economic development. While it might not seem important now, the cuts coming from Washington weigh heavily on all of us here in Pierre. As our session comes to a close, we will hear what cuts will be coming as Congress continues to fight over our spending. If we don’t prepare, we could be called into special session to alter our budget due to our federal government's inability to pass their own budget. Good Stewardship of your tax dollars at the state level require careful and responsible management, including keeping our budget structurally balanced, and looking to promote future growth through economic development. School funding is certainly many topics of discussion this session with many bills going through the process trying to get more money in the K-12 system. Unfortunately, this important decision is typically made toward the very end of the session. We know that schools are struggling to make up for the budget cuts of past years. A component of school funding which was recently brought to the Legislature’s attention in SB15 is the depletion of the Extraordinary Cost Fund used for students with special needs. This is a fund which local school Districts can apply to when they have costs which exceed the school’s special education levy. In SD, there are 18,026 children who qualify to receive special education services. This represents 14.3% of all of our students and is an increase of 7.1% over a ten-year period. These statistics were taken from the National Center for Education Statistics. The proposal of this bill from the SD Department of Education would shift even more of the funding formula for special needs toward the local taxpayer and away from the state government’s responsibility. They are proposing an increase in the local effort levy for special education from $1.2 to $1.3 and in turn decreasing the state’s share from 42.41% to 39.3% by 2015. Also dealing with education funding, I have introduced Senate bill 76 which will put funding into the Education Service Agencies which is administered by Northwest Area Schools. This bill has been through many revisions. It passed out of the Senate Education Committee and is currently sitting in the Senate Appropriations Committee waiting for funding. I also introduced Senate Bill 80, which will be up in House Education this week, Wednesday, for a hearing; it has already passed the Senate. This bill will reinstate the accounting procedures our schools use too account for impact aid funding. This language was taken out statue this past session in 2012. This bill will reinstate those laws. This past week in Senate, we passed Senate Bill 195 to help restart wind energy projects. The Senate passed this bill out of committee to provide up-front money as an incentive on wind energy projects. South Dakota is a very windrich state with the potential for continued expansion. With the Obama Administration blocking projects such as the Big Stone II expansion, which would have provided expanded infrastructure for wind energy transmission capability, it falls to states to help wind facilities develop and expand. This week, the Senate took swift action to expand our 2nd amendment rights through Senate Bill 166 on Concealed Weapon Permits. It passed the State Affairs committee on an 8-0 vote, and passed unanimously on Senate floor. This measure revises the years that a concealed weapon permit is valid; reducing the bureaucracy that citizens face in obtaining and maintaining a concealed weapon permit. This measure is now on to the House. Currently, we’re coming up on a vote for Senate Joint Resolution which increases the vote required to raise taxes. Senate Taxation passed this measure as amended 61, and it will be an amendment to Article 9 of the SD Constitution. This will require the support of 2/3rd of voters to increase or impose new taxes – protecting your hard earned paycheck from anyone who tries to raise your taxes. It provides a better level of consistency, and matches the number of votes that it requires in the legislature. SB 51 is a bill that has to do with the Retailers Collection Allowance. In 2006, the legislature decided that as soon as the Tax Relief Fund reached $10 million, Retailers would be eligible for a reimbursement from that fund to mitigate the cost of collecting and submitting sales taxes. This reimbursement, or “collection allowance,” would have originally been a cost to the state of $6.4 million. SB 15, however, asks city governments to pick up $1.5 million of the tab, which is not necessarily a cost to the city so much as it is a source of revenue that they will no longer collect. An amendment is on the table that would not require the municipalities to cover this $1.5 million, which would then require the state to pick up the full bill. I feel it is only fair the state covers the whole collection allowance because that was the original deal. It is important to note that municipalities are already paying $3 million per year to the business tax fund in order to help process the collection of sales, use, and contractor’s excise taxes. This bill has put us between a rock and a hard place because the state is not paying the amount that was agreed upon. On Tuesday, February 12th, the Joint Appropriations Committee heard from the department of Tribal Relations. The mission of this Division is to establish and maintain a positive working relationship between Native American South Dakota citizens and all other parts of government. Tribal Relations was also established to secure and coordinate federal, state, and local resources to advocate for the Native American population. This is a relatively new department instituted by Governor Daugaard, which has been very successful in building relationships with our tribes. Please keep in touch on the issues and feel free to contact me at (605) 850-3598 or at my legislative email sen.maher@state.sd.us my person al email address is rmm2697@hotmail.com. I enjoy the chance to serve as an elected official in your citizen Legislature. As always you can follow everything online athttp://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/index.aspx
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DATE: January 30, 2013 TIME HELD: 5:30 p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Special WHERE HELD: Lunchroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Arneson, Kari, Kvale, Thompson MEMBERS ABSENT: Beckman OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Kraemer, Bus Mgr. Crow, Asst. Bus. Mgr. Johnson, various patrons and staff. Discussion was held on the proposed new shop building and school building.
76. Motion by Kari second by Thompson to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 p.m. Motion carried. Daniel Kvale, Chairman Bonnie Crow, Business Manager
COACHING CONTRACTS 80. Motion by Arneson second by Kari to approve the contract of Assistant Athletic Director in the amount of $2,000.00 for the 2012-2013 school year for Corben Alley. Motion carried.
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BUSINESS MANAGER CONTRACTS 82. Motion by Thompson second by Arneson to enter into executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting into executive session at 9:18 p.m. and back in regular session at 9:39 p.m. BOARD RETREAT NOTES Numerous items were added and will be implemented into the proposed 2013-2014 school budget.
84. Motion by Thompson second by Beckman to enter into executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting into executive session at 9:42 p.m. and back in regular session at 10:57 p.m. NWAS REPORT None
81. Motion by Beckman second by Thompson to approve the contract of Head Track Coach in the amount of $2,232.78 for the 2012-2013 school year for Brad Burkhalter. Motion carried. RESIGNATION None received.
[Published February 21, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $9.75.]
DATE: February 11, 2013 TIME HELD: 7:00 p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Regular WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Arneson, Beckman, Kari, Kvale, Thompson MEMBERS ABSENT: None OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Kraemer, Bus Mgr. Crow, Asst. Bus. Mgr. Johnson T.W. & Faye Schalesky, Head & Ass’t Wrestling coaches from Hettinger High School, Drake Buttsavage, Beth Hulm CHAIRMAN KVALE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER WITH A CALL FOR THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
SWIMMING BUS The Town of Bison is considering taking children during the summer months to Hettinger for open swimming. Discussion on the possibility of using the school bus. No action taken.
83. Motion by Thompson second by Arneson to increase Colette Johnson and Bonnie Crows’ hourly wage by .50/hour for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried.
SUPERINTENDENT’S NOTES Enrollment figures Crisis Plan Update Pilot School for Testing Inservice Day moved to March 8
NEGOTIATING TEAM Dan Beckman and Eric Arneson will be the negotiators for the School Board. EXECUTIVE SESSION
85. Motion by Thompson second by Arneson to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 p.m. Motion carried. Dan Kvale, Chairman Bonnie Crow, Business Manager
GENERAL FUND 5621.75 885908.75 314.47 2327.73 9.06 1466.00 5000.00 CAP OUTLAY 2972.02 596137.71 -97.85 822.86 4056.53 65159.56 29.78 576.10 SPED ED PENSION 66689.78 123.42
[Published February 21, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $75.39.]
BISON FOOD STORE, SCHOOL LUNCH SUPPLIES, 156.94; CASS CLAY CREAMERY, SCHOOL LUNCH SUPPLIES, 726.09; CHILD & ADULT NUTRITION SERVICE, SUPPLIES, 15.49 TOTAL SCHOOL LUNCH FUND $898.52 Total Payroll for January-$84,346.42 Elem-$20,680.62; Junior High$4,378.13; High School-$15,812.77; Title-$5,986.89; Library-$3,478.89; Network-$580.54; Supt-$5,556.25; Secretaries-$3,655.82; Fiscal-$2,467.00; Custodial-$5,586.65; Co-curricular$4,003.82; Spec Ed-$8,825.04; School Lunch-$3,334.00 DELEGATIONS None
Cash on Hand 1-1-13 Invested in Securities Receipts: Local Sources Interest Taxes Miscellaneous Co-Curricular Transfer Out Intermediate Sources County Apport State Sources State Aid Total Receipts Total Disbursements Cash on Hand 1-31-13 Invested in Sec
IMPACT AID FUND Oscar Smith Scholarship Fund School Lunch Receipts Transfer In Disbursements Ending Balance
$81,436.36 -973.26 4518.66 5000.00 5415.93 $3,129.47 2462.33 200.00 1019.05
36606.44 107107.10 7053.21 803976.63
725.01 9993.26 2736.28 587105.20
605.88 36217.57 4838.96 28765.44
123.42 66813.20
7906.34 4400.62 41361.82
CONSENT AGENDA 77. Motion by Arneson second by Thompson to approve the consent agenda with the following additions: Change #6 & 7, add 7A. Lighting Presentation, 10a. Swimming Bus Request, and 16b. Field Trip and to approve the financial reports and the minutes of the January 14th, 21st and 30th meetings. Motion carried. APPROVAL OF CLAIMS 78. Motion by Beckman second by Arneson to approve the claims listed below. Motion carried. A & B BUSINESS PRODUCTS, SUPPLIES, PAYMENTS, 165.96; ADVANCE REIMBURSEMENT, MONTHLY 2,034.17; AVI SYSTEMS, INC, SUPPLIES, 539.98; BISON COURIER, ADVERTISING/PUBLISHING COSTS, 443.21; BISON FOOD STORE, SUPPLIES, 213.10; BISON GRAIN CO., GASOLINE, 101.00; CROW, BONNIE, SUPPLY REIMBURSEMENT, 12.00; DAKOTA FEED, GAS, 771.52; EVERGREEN SUPPLY INC., WELDING SUPPLIES, 786.00; FISHER, LAURA, MILEAGE, 370.00; G & O PAPER, SUPPLIES, 375.50; GRAND ELECTRIC COOP, SERVICE CALL, 45.00; HARMON LAW OFFICE, LEGAL SERVICES, 720.00; HEDSTROM, LOLA, SUPPLY REIMBURSEMENT, 44.99; HILLYARD/SIOUX FALLS, SUPPLIES, 450.07; I90, DAYS INN, ROOMS, 305.00; J W PEPPER & SON INC., SUPPLIES, 73.99; JACKSON, BOB, LABOR, 312.00; JOHNSON, CO-
WRESTLING COOP WITH HETTINGER SCHOOL Discussion on a possible wrestling coop with Hettinger School. 79. Motion by Kari second by Beckman to enter into a wrestling coop with Hettinger School for the upcoming 20132014 school year with the maximum fee to be paid set at $250.00. Motion carried. DISCUSSION ON SHOP BUILDING Discussion on the shop building and options. LIGHTING PROPOSAL Drake Buttsavage presented a proposal he had drawn up for some additional lighting on the stage. He will order new lighting to be paid from the Thespians account.
TRUST & AGENCY Receipts Sophomores/Concessions Seniors/Starting Cash Juniors/Fundraiser Special Clearings/ Book Fair FFA/Fruit Sales General Fund/ January Reimb Dacotah Bank/Interest
1349.78 1910.00 963.45 1.73
STATUS OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY Discussion on the computer assets that
[Published February 21, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $89.17.]
Reimbursements Kevin Morast/Official 210.52 Dave Erickson/Official 295.52 Adam Hill/Official 85.00 Brian Williams/Official 85.00 Chuck Golinvaux/Official 199.70 Petty Cash/ 510.00 Starting Cash Landon Arnold/Official 85.00 178.24 Mike Miller/Official Cardmember Services/ Supplies 10.00 74.98 Petty Cash/Postage 97.75 API/Supplies SDCTM/Registration Fee 110.00 175.00 Dan Sayler/Official 72.00 Mom’sPLace/Supplies
Coca Cola Bottling/Pop JD Ryen/Chaperone Fee Susan Carmichael/ Supply Reimb Pepsi-Cola Bottling/Pop Bryan Zahn/Official Brent Mareska/Official SD FCCLA/Fees District IX FCCLA/Fees Joyce Matthews/ Supply Reimb Hettinger Candy Co/ Candy Follet/Supplies General Fund/ VB Expenses
100.72 891.70 85.00 143.46 12.00 242.35 365.76 39.00 10.58
93.20 85.00
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Tiss Treib spent Monday afternoon and evening with her mother, Esther Johnson at the WRRMC. Esther Johnson returned to her home near Bison Tuesday noon. Al and Tiss Treib attended a township informational meeting in Bison Tuesday afternoon. They then went out to supper in Bison before returning home. Al Treib made a trip to Hettinger Wednesday and then accompanied Tiss Treib to Lemmon. Al and Tiss Treib called on Dale Hedstrom Thursday afternoon. Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Rapid City Friday. On their way home they visited with Kari Hoff, Dorena Wiechmann and Esther Johnson. They also were evening pinochle players at the home of Jim and Patsy Miller. Sharon Longwood hosted a 90th birthday party for Henry Isdal at the Western Horizon’s Care Center Saturday afternoon. Many residents of the Nursing home attended along with Sharon Longwood; Tiss Treib; Duane and Dawn Harris; Larry and Kathy Archibald. Thelma Sandgren was a coffee guest of John and Shirley Johnson one day this past week. LaVonne Foss was a coffee guest of John and Shirley Johnson. LaVonne then took Shirley to Lemmon Wednesday. John and Shirley Johnson; Mike, Sam and Annie Johnson; LaVonne Foss; Roger Ingebretson; Bob Johnson were guests of Gary, Jodi and Lexi Johnson to help Lexi celebrate her 10th birthday. Patsy Miller attended the Township informational meeting in Bison Tuesday afternoon. Patsy Miller attended to business in Bison Thursday.
Rosebud News ............. Tiss Treib
Jim and Patsy Miller, Matt and Christi Miller went out for supper for Valentine’s Day Thursday. Jim and Patsy Miller played cards in Hettinger Friday afternoon and also visited with Violet Miller at the Nursing home. John and Noreen Green were Sunday afternoon visitors of Jim and Patsy Miller. Tim and JoAnne Seim; Bill and Colleen Larson; Todd and Judy Larson and family and Jim Anderson were Wednesday supper guests of Chet and Mandy Anderson and family to help Ella celebrate her 9th birthday. Justin, Jo and Jacob Seim arrived at Tim and JoAnne Seim’s Saturday. Tim and JoAnne Seim; Justin Seim attended the Benefit for Dave Schell in Meadow Saturday evening. Bonnie Haynes and Don McKinstry were Sunday afternoon visitors of
Tim and JoAnne Seim. Justin, Jo and Jacob Seim returned to their home in Belle Fourche Sunday afternoon. Chet and Ethan Anderson were Sunday late afternoon brief visitors of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Nolan and Linda Seim and family went out to supper Friday night and they then attended the movie in Lemmon. Dorothy and Lynn Frey attended the South Dakota Farmers Union convention in Aberdeen Thursday through Sunday. Dorothy and Lynn Frey and Marilyn Schwartzbauer accepted an award for Calvin Frey for Meritorious Service Award. Gene Hoffman also received an award, as Gene could not be in attendance, Lynn accepted it for him. Tuesday Brenda Merriman and Holly and Rylan Klemisch were morning visitors. Albert returned
home from work that evening. Wednesday, Albert Keller and Lil Albert traveled to Marmouth to get a pickup. Thursday, the Kellers traveled to Bismarck for Korbins’ well check and returned that evening. Friday, Albert Keller, Duane and Dawn Harris traveled to St. Onge for the Cranston Hereford Cow/Bull Sale. Saturday, Albert and Bridget Keller and boys traveled to Trail City and stayed with Bert and Pat Keller. They returned home on Sunday evening. Tuesday the telephone men came out and checked out Thelma Sandgren’s telephone problem. In the afternoon Thelma called on Shirley Johnson. Wednesday, Thelma Sandgren attended Lenten Services at Rosebud. Thursday, Steve Sandgren and his daughter, Dee Andra and granddaughter Natalie came out and had Valentine’s dinner with Thelma Sandgren and visited in the afternoon. Friday, was Thelma Sandgren’s usual day in Hettinger and she visited with her brother and sister at the Nursing Home and on her way home, she stopped to visit with Shirley Johnson. Sunday, Thelma Sandgren joined her kids at the church in Bison and they then went out to dinner with James, Marci and Kylee Sandgren, Carlie, Paulette and CJ Ellison; Ray and Rochelle Witte and family. Thelma spent some time at James’ and then returned home.
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HELP WANTED Grand Electric Cooperative, Inc. is accepting resumes for an Apprentice/Journeyman Electrician /Serviceperson. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have one year of advanced electrical training or electric votech graduate or equivalent. Work includes sales, installation and repair of appliances, heating/cooling and residential and farmstead wiring. This is a full time position located in Bison, SD, with good pay and benefits: hospitalization, 401K savings plan, retirement, life and accident insurance, sick leave and vacation. Working hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applicant must be able to work overtime
HELP WANTED: Grand Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for a part-time Accountant position at their headquarters office in Bison, SD. This position has good potential to become full-time in 2013. The successful applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent. It is preferable that the applicant have a minimum of two years of general office experience, including but not limited to, payroll, accounts payable and general bookkeeping. Job duties include posting journal entries, verifying and posting invoices, processing checks, etc. Interested individuals please send your resume to Colgan Huber, Director of Finance, Grand Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 39, Bison, SD 57620. Grand Electric is an equal opportunity employer. Deadline for submitting resumes is March 8, 2013. B36-3tc Perkins County has job opening for Mechanic/Operator. Must have or obtain a valid South Dakota Class A Commercial Drivers License within 30 days of employment. Benefits include: Health & Dental insurance, retirement, sick leave, vacation and paid holidays.
3 positions - Temporary/Seasonal work performing manual and machine tasks as a beekeeping laborer. From 3/5/2013 to 11/15/2013 at Kings' Honey Co., Marion, ND. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs. Workers must have no fear of bees and be non-allergic to bee stings, pollen, honey or other products of the hive. No minimum education or high school diploma/equivalent is necessary for the position. $12.33/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed 3/4 of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or SDWorks 415 14th Ave. East, Mobridge, SD 576011306. Provide copy of this ad. ND Job Order #304112. B36-1tc THANK YOU Thank you to everyone who helped make the benefit for David Schell a great success and to all who donated towards the auction. It was wonderful. Lisa and Sandy
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST OPENING for Northwest Area Schools Education Cooperative in NW South Dakota. Competitive wage, excellent benefits, vehicle provided. Contact Cris Owens at 605-466-2206 or Christine.Owens@k12.sd.us. EMPLOYMENT FULL-TIME DEPUTY SHERIFF, Hyde County, Highmore, SD: Must be certified in law enforcement or willing to be trained and certified within one year of hire date. Application available from Hyde County Auditor’s Office, 605-852-2519, or Box 379, Highmore, SD 57345. Closing date: March 1, 2013. Hyde County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BELLE FOURCHE, a growing South Dakota community of 6,500, seeks Economic Development Executive Director. Excellent wages and benefits. Full job description and application at www.bellefourche.org . Closing date: March 1, 2013.
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CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITALCuster Clinic and Custer Regional Senior Care in beautiful Custer, SD, have full time and PRN (as-needed) RN, LPN and Licensed Medical Assistant positions available. We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits. New Graduates welcome! Please contact Human Resources at (605) 673-2229 ext. 110 for more information or log onto www.regionalhealth .com to apply. PERKINS COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT. has opening for Mechanic/Operator. Good Benefits. Applications are available at Courthouse in Bison, SD or call 605-244-5629. PATROL OFFICER – Hourly pay range: $20.14-$24.50/hr. Visit: www.cityofbrookings.org Return application w/resume to PO Box 270,
Five Counties Nursing Home
EOE/M/FV/D Drug Free Workplace Employer
Must have good work ethic. FREE C.N.A. certification Complete wage and complete benefits package for FT. For more information call Human Resources at 605-374-3871 or get application at Five Counties, Box 479, Lemmon, SD 57638. fch1@sdplain.com
Seeking persons for •CNA - FT/PT •RN and LPN FT/PT
Need extra cash? Job security as a trained health care worker.
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