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KADOKA PRESS
The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
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Volume 106
Number 25
January 3, 2013
A photo snapshot glance from the Kadoka Press 2012
Breaking ground for a sprinkler system … Attending the ground breaking ceremony in
March were: Past Board Member and resident Betty VanderMay; board member Tom Terkildsen; Central South
Dakota Enhancement District (Pierre), Marlene Knutson; board member Josephine Letellier; Senator John
Tune’s staff Jesse Ewing; board member Linda Stillwell; Rural Development State Director Elsie M. Meeks;
Chief Operating Officer Ruby Sanftner; Rural Development Area Director Tim Potts; Administrator Kent Olson;
Lead Contractor Complete Contracting (Black Hawk) Dick Graft. Front row: Board member Larry Dolezal;
Mayor Harry Weller; Superintendent for Complete Contracting (Black Hawk) Guy Reman; SD State Senator
Jim Bradford; and board member Charles VanderMay. --photo by Ronda Dennis
Trick riding … Christy Willert from
Kadoka showcasing her trick riding during
the Badlands Match Bronc Riding.
--photo by Greg Walker
In appreciation …for all the years of service provided to Jackson
County farmers and ranchers, many gathered to wish Colleen Peterson
(L) and Stevie Uhlir well at their new locations in the FSA.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
Supporting the community youth …On behalf of J. Scull
Construction, John Neisner (R) presented the Kadoka Rodeo Club a $500
donation and receiving the donation was Dale Christensen, who is the
rodeo club advisor. Neisner is a KHS graduate and J. Scull Construction
is the contractor for the Great Hall project.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
The best of both worlds …working
with students and promoting technology within
the school district. Chad Eisenbraun assists
Herbie O’Daniel with his computer assignment.
Eisenbraun was presented the 2012 Technology
Director Award on April 17 at the TIE Confer-
ence.
Richardson family receives check …Don Haynes and the KAHS National Honor Scoiety pre-
sented Joyce Richardson with a check for $4,639.50 on Friday, June 29. Pictured back row (L-R): Kenar Vander-
May, Racheal Shuck, Forrest Berry, Tia Carlson, Raven Jorgensen, Mila Pierce. Front row: Kwincy Ferguson,
Reed and Joyce Richardson, Don Haynes and Kassidy Ferguson. Other NHS members not pictured: Tess Byrd,
Brandon Dale, Alex Smiley, Nicole VanderMay, Katie Lensegrav, Chance Knutson and Kate Rasmussen.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
New entrance and fence at the rodeo
arena …was installed in April at the Kadoka arena.
After many years of hosting fundraisers, the Buffalo Stam-
pede Committee purchased the sign and archway. The
fence was made possible through the support of the Hori-
zons Committee, who purchased the materials with the
community grant funds. The sign and archway were made
by Morris Inc. of Ft. Pierre and many volunteers came to-
gether to install the new fence. --photo by Robyn Jones
Storm damage …The roof at Hogen’s Hardware was lost during
the rain and wind storm that hit Kadoka on Friday, May 11. Several years
ago the peaked roof was built over the flat roof. When the peaked roof was
lost during the storm, the flat roof prevented severe damage to the interior
of the building and its contents. Several other buildings on Main Street
received damage. --photo by Robyn Jones
Young women in sports …KAHS seniors were honored for Na-
tional Girls and Women in Sports on Friday, Feb. 3 at the basketball game
against Wall. Pictured are (L-R): Kassidy Ferguson, Tess Byrd, Tia Carl-
son, Alex Smiley and Nicole VanderMay. --photo by Renee Schofield
Representing Kadoka …Kwincy Ferguson (L) and
Kenar VanderMay were selected to attend Girls State and
Boys state by the Kadoka American Legion and Legion Auxil-
iary from Post 27 in Kadoka.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
Three wins in a row …for the Homewrecker Ranch Rodeo Team
of Michael Jones (L) of Kadoka, Lex Grooms of Sharps Corner, Frank Carl-
son of Belvidere and Tyler Jones of Kadoka. Their most recent was in
White River on Friday, August 17. The team also had fast times in the
crazy man’s race and rescue race and on July 21 the team also captured a
win at the Murdo Ranch Rodeo.
Pictured with the Homewrecker’s is Larry Carlson who purchased the
team during the calcutta at White River and Lower Brule.
--photo by Robyn Jones
M o n i c a
( He a d l e e )
Dorn … was
inducted to the
BHSU Yellow
Jacket Hall of
Fame during
Swarm Days.
Her accom-
plishments in-
clude cross
country and
track.
Autographs … by Miss SD
Calista Kirby. She will compete in the
Miss USA Pageant on January 12,
2013 in Las Vegas.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
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January 3, 2013 • Kadoka Press • Page 2
HOGEN’S
HARDWARE
837-2274
or shop by phone toll-free
at 1-888-411-1657
Serving the community
for more than 65 years.
BELVIDERE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Pastor Gary McCubbin • 344-2233
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Coffee & Donuts: 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Sept. - May
OUR LADY OF VICTORY CATHOLIC CHURCH
Father Bryan Sorensen • Kadoka • 837-2219
Mass: Sunday - 11:00 a.m.
Confession After Mass
INTERIOR COMMUNITY CHURCH
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. • Church: 10:30 a.m.
EAGLE NEST LIFE CENTER
Gus Craven • Wanblee • 462-6002
Sunday Church: 11:00 a.m.
ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH-LCMS
MIDLAND, SD
(6 mi. north and 3 mi. east of 1880 Town)
Rev. Glenn Denke, pastor 605-462-6169
Sunday Worship--10:00MT/11:00CT
PEOPLE’S
MARKET
WIC, Food
Stamps & EBT
Phone: 837-2232
Monday thru Saturday
8 AM - 6 PM
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN • Kadoka • 837-2390
Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m.
LUTHERAN PARISH - ELCA
OUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN • Long Valley
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
Sunday Services: 5:00 p.m.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Kadoka • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 837-2233
Worship Services: 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School: Sr. Adults - 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School: All Ages - 9:45 a.m., • Sept. - May
Release Time: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays. • Sept. - May
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Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Church Calendar
News Briefs …
Reading Discussion Group
will meet Jackson County Li-
brary on Sunday January 6,
2:00 p.m. Bring your book, "We
Band of Angels” to the discus-
sion to be led by Dorothy Liegl.
Call Deb Moor at 837-2689
with any questions.
The annual meeting of the
Kadoka Nursing Home will be
held on Wednesday, January
23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the
nursing home dining room.
Private Applicator Certifi-
cation training will be held on
Friday, January 4, 2013 at 1:00
p.m. at the Bad River Senior
Citizen’s Center in Philip.
Training will also be in Ben-
nett County at the Library
Learning Center, 101 Main St.,
Martin on January 11 at 1:00
p.m. Please bring a photo iden-
tification with you when you
attend the training.
Matthew 27:51
On Christmas, we think of a newborn in a manger,
perhaps with a halo surrounding his head. This sweet
image is certainly meaningful to us. But it has become
so commonplace in our culture that we tend to miss the
enormity of Jesus’ sacrifice and the amazing implications for us.
Salvation and an eternal home are two wonderful privileges that come to us through God’s gift of His
Son. Now let’s look at three more.
We have a personal relationship with the omniscient and omnipresent God. He is the Good Shepherd,
who cares for us individually, unconditionally, and with great passion. He will do whatever it takes to
keep us close to Him; no matter how we sin, He will never disown us. What security and value we have
because of His great love!
Jesus says that He is our faithful, trustworthy friend, available at all times, whether in seasons of
heartache or rejoicing. The Lord offers the type of intimate relationship that we all long to have. And
only He can fill our void in a truly lasting, satisfying way.
The moment we are saved, God gives us another gift: His Holy Spirit indwells each believer, counseling,
teaching, and enabling us to do His Will. He will never leave us and, in fact, will one day accompany us
to heaven.
God is our Shepherd, Friend, and indwelling Teacher. His gift of redemption allows us to live abun-
dantly now and also promises eternity in His presence. Take the time to explore some of the countless
benefits of His gift so you can enjoy and be grateful for all the blessings we have in Jesus.
Benefits of God's Greatest Gift
Inspiration Point
Monday, January 14
Fish portions, scalloped pota-
toes, green beans, muffin, and
peach cobbler.
Tuesday, January 15
Roast turkey, mashed potatoes
and gravy, spinach with vinegar,
bread, and cranberry gelatin
salad.
Wednesday, January 16
Beef and noodles, glazed carrots,
chinese salad, bread, and pears.
Thursday, January 17
Baked ham, sweet potatoes,
peas, dinner roll, and mandarin or-
ange dessert.
Friday, January 18
Broccoli cheese soup, sandwich,
carrifruit salad, fruit juice, and
chocolate pudding.
Meals for
the Elderly
What is a friend? The word
comes from the German freund,
which in turn originates from an
Indo-European root meaning “to
love,” shared by “free.” Thus a
friend is defined as a person of mu-
tual affection that is free of sexual
or family relations.
Still there are many more defi-
nitions of friendship. Friends care,
support, listen, open-up, and then
in the end are loyal. It is almost
like the ethics of medicine: friends
try to benefit and not harm their
pals, do it honestly, all while re-
specting the other guy’s freedom to
choose.
There are a lot of great quotes
about the value of friendship:
Some unknown author said, “A
friend is someone who knows the
song in your heart and can sing it
back to you when you have forgot-
ten the words.”
Charles Caleb Colton said, “True
friendship is like sound health, the
value of it is seldom known until it
be lost.”
Emily Dickenson said, “My
friends are my estate.”
And of course John Lennon said,
“I get by with a little help from my
friends.”
In this era of the web and such
things as Facebook and Twitter,
apparently it is a sign of influence
by how many one has “friended.”
Isn’t it ironic that the technology of
the Internet has instead isolated
people? Several studies even indi-
cate the Internet may be a major
reason why there has been a de-
cline in the number and quality of
friendships nowadays.
Certainly humans are hard-
wired to have friends. Anthropolo-
gists tell us that a village is limited
to the size of about 150 people be-
cause that is the maximum num-
ber of friends one can get to know
when limited by only human ver-
bal skills.
The challenge and perhaps dis-
advantage of friendship turns
around the listening and unselfish
giving, the honesty, and the free-
dom of choice that is required with
true friendship.
But health advantages of friend-
ship are enormous. Solid scientific
studies find those with strong
friendships have better mental
and physical health, increased
longevity, and a deeper sense of
happiness. The opposite is also
true: those friendless have in-
creased risk for heart disease,
more infections, and a higher inci-
dence of cancer. Of course these ill-
nesses come to people with friends
too, but survival is longer and eas-
ier to those who are connected.
It is so true that in this tough
and tumble world, “We get by with
a little help from our friends.”
Rick Holm, M.D., Medical Editor
Friendship
Glenn Vande Garde________________
Glenn Vande Garde, age 84, of
Kadoka, SD, formerly of Hull,
Iowa, passed away on Thursday,
December 27, 2012, at the Good
Samaritan Center in Canton, SD.
Glenn Lester was born on De-
cember 12, 1928, at Sioux Center,
the son of John and Ella (Vander
Pol) Vande Garde. He was raised
at Sioux Center, where he gradu-
ated from high school. He also at-
tended Northwestern Junior
College in Orange City and gradu-
ated from Westmar College in Le
Mars.
On May 31, 1950, he married
Normaleen Marie Luschen at Ire-
ton. They made their home in Ire-
ton, Boyden and Hull, Iowa, and
Kadoka, SD. After suffering a
stroke in early December, he
moved to the Good Samaritan Cen-
ter.
From 1950 to 1957, Glenn was a
barber. He then taught classes and
coached in the Boyden-Hull
Schools for eighteen years and in
Kadoka schools for thirteen years.
He was of the Lutheran faith
and a former member of St. Paul
Lutheran Church. While living in
Hull, he served as an emergency
medical technician.
Vande Garde enjoyed baseball,
basketball, fishing, football, golf,
hunting, trapping and woodwork-
ing. He also coached baseball, bas-
ketball, football, golf, track and
volleyball.
Survivors include his wife of
more than 62 years, Normaleen; a
daughter, Marvella Horstman, of
Harrisburg, SD; a son, Bruce
Vande Garde, of Cathedral City,
CA; four granddaughters, Rochell
(Scott) Lundquist, Gayle
Horstman, Renae (Nick) Buehner,
and Jennifer (Brett) Somsen;
seven great-granddaughters; and a
brother-in-law, John Sas, of Hull.
In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by a grand-
son, Michael Horstman; and two
sisters, Cornelia Broek and
Gertrude Sas.
Funeral service was held on
Monday, December 31, at 2:00
p.m., at the St. Paul Lutheran
Church in rural Hull. The Rev.
Robert Gordon officiated. Inter-
ment was held at the church ceme-
tery. Visitation was held at 5:00
p.m. on Sunday, with the family
present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00
p.m., at the Oolman Funeral Home
in Hull.
Expressions of sympathy may
be done at "www.oolman.com.
Pearl Lurz_____________________
Pearl Lurz, age 99, of Wall, S.D.,
died Friday, December 28, 2012, at
the Philip Nursing Home.
Pearl Carol (Williams) Lurz was
born July 9, 1913, on a ranch near
Belvidere, the daughter of Frank
and Hazel (Percy) Williams. She
grew up on a ranch north of Wall
in her grandparents’ home, Al and
Polly Percy. She attended country
school and later attended high
school with her sister Muril in
Wall.
Pearl and Carl Lurz were mar-
ried November 15, 1931, and made
their home near Wall. One son,
Gordon Neal, was born to this
union. They lived east of Wall be-
fore moving to the Rotter place
north of Wall.
In 1943, they moved to the Hall
ranch near Cottonwood and in
1947 they purchased a ranch six
miles southeast of Owanka. After
Carl died in 1981, Pearl moved to
Wall and in 2009 she moved to the
Silverleaf Assisted Living in Philip
and later into the Philip Nursing
Home.
Pearl was known for fancy dolls
and beautiful Santas that she
made. She was a member of the
Methodist Church, Baseline Ex-
tension Club and the Royal Neigh-
bors.
Survivors include her son, Gor-
don Neal Lurz and his wife, Peggy,
of Wall; four grandchildren, Gor-
don Kent Lurz (Kelly) of Wall,
Kenneth Lurz (Janet) of Wall, Eu-
gene Lurz of New Town, N.D., and
Rhonda Galliger (Steven) of Hart-
ford; 10 great-grandchildren, Jes-
sica (Michael) Kroells, Megan
(Adam) Rislov, Dustin (Carrie)
Lurz, Kendra (Jason) Swaney,
Kannan Lurz, Daphne (Jerry)
Bennett, Clinton Lurz, Brady Pin-
ney, Michael Galliger and Saman-
tha Galliger; 12 great-great-
grandchildren, Aaden, McKenna,
and Brady Kroells, Harper and
Tayton Rislov, Cylver, Copper, Dy-
mond and Christopher Lurz, Alexa
and Caden Swaney and Jacqueline
Bennett; one brother, Percy “Bud”
Williams of Philip; one sister, Loy
Kellem of Summerset; and a host
of other relatives and friends.
Pearl was preceded in death by
her husband, Carl Lurz; her par-
ents; a great-grandson, Christo-
pher Lurz; three brothers, Milo,
Dale and Lynn Williams; and one
sister, Muril Renner-Parkin.
Services were held Wednesday,
January 2, at the United
Methodist Church in Wall, with
Pastor Darwin Kopfmann officiat-
ing.
Interment was at the Wall
Cemetery.
A memorial has been estab-
lished.
Her online guestbook is avail-
able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Linda Marie Hook________________
Linda Marie Hook, age 76, of
Wall, S.D., died Friday, December
28, 2012, at the Hospice of the
Hills in Rapid City.
Linda Marie Feller was born on
September 23, 1936, in Rapid City,
the daughter of Nicholas and Elsie
(Bloom) Feller. She was the second
oldest of seven children, Nicholas,
Robert, Kathy, Marilyn, James
and Michael.
Linda was raised in Quinn and
graduated from Quinn High
School. After graduation she at-
tended Black Hills College where
she attained her teacher's certifi-
cate. She taught for two years at
the Lake Hill School north of Wall.
She married her high school
sweetheart, Darwin D. Hook, on
December 27, 1956, and to this
union were born three children,
JoDee, Jami and Rocky. They
moved to Rapid City for Darwin's
work, and Linda stayed home and
took care of her kids until they
were in high school. She then went
to work for the Wall Drug Store
where she enjoyed meeting new
people and loved working with her
fellow co-workers.
She loved spending time with
her kids and grandkids. She also
enjoyed an occasional trip to Dead-
wood and going to the cabin near
Wasta to ride in the ATV with her
grandkids.
Linda was a member of St.
Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall,
where she worked with the gift
program. She is and was a beloved
wife, mother, grandmother, sister,
aunt, cousin and friend.
Grateful for having shared her
life include her husband, Darwin
Hook of Wall; two daughters,
JoDee Shearer and her husband,
Grant, of Wall, and Jami Kitter-
man and her husband, Jim, of
Wall; one son, Rocky Hook and his
wife, Ronelle, of Pierre; six grand-
children, Garrett Shearer, Chelsie
Shearer, Michelle Kitterman,
Anna Kitterman, Courtney Hook
and Colbi Hook; two brothers, Nick
Feller and his wife, Sandra, of
Wall, and Bob Feller and his wife,
Janet, of Rapid City; five brothers-
in-law, Dwilyn (Pee Wee) Hook and
his wife, Peggy, of Philip, Jerryce
Hook and his wife, Elaine, of Rapid
City, Monte Hook of Philip, Dick
Lytle of Grand Junction, Colo., and
Micky Daly of Midland; a sister-in-
law, Juanita Carrol and her hus-
band, Tom, of Washington; and a
host of other relatives and friends.
Linda was preceded in death by
her parents; two brothers, Michael
and James Feller; and two sisters,
Kathy Daly and Marilyn Lytle.
Mass of Christian burial will be
celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday,
January 4, at St. Patrick's Catholic
Church in Wall, with Father Leo
Hausmann as celebrant.
Graveside services will be held
at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, at
the Black Hills National Cemetery
near Sturgis.
A memorial has been estab-
lished.
Arrangements are with the
Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall.
Her online guestbook is avail-
able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Tressa Gabriel__________________
Tressa Gabriel, age 90, of Philip,
S.D., died January 1, 2013, at the
Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospi-
tal in Philip.
Survivors include her son, Larry
Gabriel, and his wife, Charlotte, of
Quinn; two daughters, Beverly
Hamann and her husband, Her-
bert, of Clear Lake and Ruby
Gabriel of Pedro; four grandchil-
dren; six great-grandchildren; and
a host of other relatives and
friends.
Tressa was preceded in death by
her husband, Floyd, on February
5, 1998; her parents; one sister,
Erma Gabriel; and two grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services are pending
with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
A complete obituary will appear
in next week’s edition.
BankWest Insurance is pleased
to announce that Meghan Newsam
of Murdo has successfully com-
pleted a series of exams and has
earned her Certified Insurance
Service Representative (CISR) des-
ignation. Newsam is a graduate of
Jones County High School and re-
ceived her associate’s degree in
business management from West-
ern Dakota Technical Institute in
Rapid City. She has been licensed
to sell property and casualty insur-
ance since 2008.
BankWest Chairman, President
and CEO Charles Burke III com-
mended Newsman’s commitment
to achieving her CISR certification.
He added that staying ahead of the
curve is important in today’s ever-
changing insurance industry.
“Meghan is always looking for
ways to better her serve her
clients,” Burke said. “She’s a valu-
able member of our BankWest
team, but more importantly she is
a champion for the people she
serves. Customer service is always
at the top of her mind.”
Newsam and her husband Levi
have three young children and op-
erate a family ranch in Jones
County. In her spare time, she en-
joys reading, spending time with
her children and singing in her
church choir. She said that working
with her valued clients is the most
rewarding part of her job.
“Working with customers and
bringing smiles to their faces is the
most satisfying part of my work,”
Newsam said. “There is nothing
better than being able to lend a
helping hand.”
Newsam is located in the
BankWest Insurance office at
Murdo.
Murdo insurance agent receives certification
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What does it take to be “cool”
these days, or “with it?” This tends
to change with the generations so
it’s sometimes hard to keep up. My
observations of young people seem
to indicate that guys need to wear
loose-fitting pants hung low, outra-
geously expensive tennis shoes
and baggy shirts. An occasional
piercing of an ear or something
might help too. Gals are prone to
having multiple piercings, not only
of the ears but maybe of an eye-
brow, cheek, lip, nose, or even
tongue. Neither are the girls into
loose clothing that much. Hair
style has something to do with
things too, but I can’t quite nail
down the details of that. I do some-
times notice dye jobs in bright col-
ors and that may include several
colors on one head of hair. It can be
attractive or occasionally just
highly noticeable.
Personally, I gave up trying to
be cool years ago. It never mat-
tered much to me. I didn’t want to
stand out as someone really
strange, but neither did I have pa-
tience enough to spend much time
dealing with my appearance. If I
was covered in the right places and
wearing warm clothes in the win-
ter and cool ones in the summer,
that was good enough. I recall that
in high school the boys all wore
their shirtsleeves a certain way.
This involved the sleeves being un-
buttoned and folded up just so
many times. I had trouble getting
the hang of that and discontinued
the practice before long. Butch
haircuts were all the rage for a
while, and I had one until I tired of
the butch-wax that made them
stand up properly. That was nasty
stuff and often got spread to caps
and pillows. It was even hard to
get off the hands after application
to the hair.
I’ve always really liked the
looks of some sunglasses, espe-
cially the ones that are mirror-like.
Unfortunately, I wear regular
glasses full time which complicates
matters. The sunglasses you clip
on are not attractive. If you have
prescription sunglasses, then you
have to carry a spare pair of plain
ones around for inside. When I
wore contacts for a while, I
thought, “Aha, now I can wear
nifty sunglasses” and bought an
expensive pair. They proved te-
dious and have just ridden around
in the glove box of the car for
years. Practically speaking, my
eyes aren’t bothered much by
strong light so they don’t need
shades. If the light is too bright, I
squint a bit. If it isn’t, I don’t. So
much for sunglasses.
Snazzy cars have always been
popular with guys, and I like look-
ing at them. I’ve only had one ve-
hicle that could be considered
snazzy, and that was a blue and
white mustang. I loved that car
right up until the time I crashed it
into the back of a pickup that
didn’t stop at a stop sign. Since
then, my vehicles by necessity
have been more practical. Frankly,
I prefer taller vehicles now where
I don’t feel like my rear is dragging
on the ground. This would include
my red ranger pickup that suits
me well. It is somewhat “sporty”
but not the rage amongst the gen-
eral public. It does have four-wheel
drive which comes in extremely
handy when you often travel un-
paved roads such as the thirteen
miles of those we have getting to
town from the ranch.
Outward appearances, of
course, can not compensate for a
marked lack of goods on the inside.
You can be as cool as Tom Cruise
or some other movie star and still
not be much as far as a human
being. In fact, those who spend a
whole lot of time trying to look
good can sometimes be proud, cal-
lous, or shallow on the inside and
much more concerned about hav-
ing fun than accomplishing any-
thing of merit. As a result, my
definition of “cool” is someone who
is pleasant, kind and helpful. If
they are also nice to look at, that’s
a plus but not a necessity.
In our church, we currently
have a number of people who are
getting right up there in years—
some even in their nineties. They
all keep themselves looking fine,
but they’ve long since quit worry-
ing about being cool. They are,
however, very good people and
simply shine as far as I’m con-
cerned. Their concerns tend to be
more about how they can help
other folks and be useful instead of
what others can do for them. This
sets a good example for the rest of
us. I hope we can measure up even
if we don’t wear sunglasses or
drive a snazzy car. Measuring up
would be really cool.
Being Cool
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
The South Dakota Department
of Agriculture (SDDA) and South
Dakota State University (SDSU)
Extension will hold forums across
the state to discuss South Dakota’s
vision for livestock production this
January through March.
“South Dakota has progressive,
forward-thinking entrepreneurs
who understand the exciting poten-
tial of today’s agri-business mar-
ketplace,” said SD Secretary of
Agriculture Walt Bones. “We’re
starting the conversation about the
challenges and advantages South
Dakota has to increase the number
of livestock in our state.”
All forums are scheduled to
begin at 6:30 p.m. local time but
are subject to change.
Dates and places are as follows:
Jan. 21-Ft. Pierre Livestock; Jan.
23-Martin Livestock; Jan. 24-
Philip Livestock; March 11-Belle
Fourche Livestock; March 12-St.
Onge Livestock; March 13-Faith
Livestock; March 14-Lemmon Live-
stock; March 19-Presho Livestock.
For more information, contact
Sarah Caslin, SDDA Livestock De-
velopment Specialist at 605-773-
3649 or visit http://sdda.sd.gov
Agriculture is South Dakota's
No. 1 industry, generating nearly
$21 billion in annual economic ac-
tivity and employing more than
80,000 South Dakotans. The South
Dakota Department of Agricul-
ture's mission is to promote, pro-
tect, preserve and improve this
industry for today and tomorrow.
Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov
or follow us on Facebook and Twit-
ter.
SD Dept. of Ag and SDSU Extension to hold “The
Next Generation of Livestock Production” forums
Delores Bonenberger suffered a
slight or mini-stroke at her home.
Her son, Keith, called for an ambu-
lance which stopped in Kadoka to
pick up Keith’s daughter-in-law,
Nikki, who is an RN. Nikki then
accompanied Delores in the ambu-
lance to Philip for initial treatment
and on to Rapid City. Nikki and the
doctors at Philip and Rapid appar-
ently knew what they were doing
since a worse stroke was avoided,
and Delores was able to return
home on Tuesday without any
paralysis or residual effects. De-
lores said she was worn out and
tired but otherwise doing fine. She
also said the whole affair was a bit
spooky for everyone including
Keith and Nikki, but she herself
was out of it enough not to worry
much about anything. Delores had
a form of seizure at one point as
well which did nothing to ease
everyone’s nerves. Keith and Pam
brought Delores home on Tuesday,
and Nikki and Brett live just down
the road a bit so they can keep tabs
on her. Delores said she was fairly
full of pills to help the high blood
pressure which probably precipi-
tated the stroke. She was also
thankful for everyone’s prayers and
concern for her.
Marie Addison came to church in
Belvidere on Sunday as usual and
then drove over towards Midland
to visit her daughter, Shirley Doud,
and family. Shirley and Ron’s
daughter, Jennifer, and family
were home, and Marie wanted to
see them along with the rest of
Shirley’s kids, Allison, Heidi and
Casey. Jennifer and her husband,
Patrick, and kids are currently liv-
ing in Washington, D.C. Marie said
she is expecting the arrival of five
more great grandkids in the com-
ing year. Her descendents are now
becoming so numerous that it’s a
little hard to keep track of them
without writing it all down or mak-
ing charts.
Marge and Marvin Street ar-
rived from Cook, MN, late last
week and settled into their house
in town once again. They had spent
Christmas Eve and Day with their
son, Shane, in the Twin Cities. On
the way here, they stopped
overnight in Mitchell with their
son, Clint, and family. As usual,
Marge helped play for church on
Sunday. A late Christmas was cele-
brated with the kin in this area
combined with some work on Do-
lores Obr’s house such as new floor-
ing and such. Most of Marge’s
siblings were somewhat expected
during the week including Keitha
from Alpena, and Elaine and Gary
from Rapid City. Crystal, of course,
lives here.
Jim and Fayola Mansfield were
visited by their daughter, Allison
Davis, who came on the 15th from
Wyoming. Allison’s husband and
son, Mike and Thomas, were with
her. They helped Tyrel Mansfield
celebrate his 8th birthday on the
17th and did the Christmas thing.
Jim and Fayola spent Christmas
Eve with Gary and Linda Petras.
Christmas Day was with Aaron,
Michelle and Tyrel. They also at-
tended various Christmas pro-
grams at the school and churches.
Aaron and family have many
things to celebrate in December
since they all have birthdays—
Aaron on the 3rd, Tyrel on the
17th, and Michelle on Christmas
Day, the 25th. Aaron and Michelle’s
anniversary is on the 27th. On the
28th, Aaron and family attended a
hockey game in Rapid City.
Crystal Paulson got acquainted
with her newest grandchild over
Christmas vacation, namely Lin-
coln Paulson, who is Leonard’s son.
Leonard and family live in Sioux
Falls. From there, Crystal contin-
ued on to Omaha to see her daugh-
ter, Ardell, and family, and it is no
small family with five children. She
didn’t get to visit her 7th grand-
child, Keeghan, who is in El Paso,
TX. She was able to see Keeghan
and her parents, Davina and Tracy,
over the Internet since a program
they were in at their church in El
Paso was put on line, and it was
quite a production with costumes
and the lot.
Kolette Struble is mostly moved
into her new house at the ranch
now. She made Christmas dinner
there for her folks, her mom’s
brother, and such. She did notice
that she hadn’t brought everything
she needed for cooking, however,
and had to call her mom and have
her bring a potato masher with her
when she came for dinner.
Ronda and Rick Dennis hosted
Christmas Eve with Lori, Aaron,
Carter and Taya Iversen attending.
Also there were, Bob Eckert and
Rob and Peggy Eckert. Arriving
later in the evening was Jeff
Willert. Christmas Day was quiet
for everyone, due to several with
colds and/or flu bugs; everyone
stayed home.
Larry, Jo and Jenny Johnston
had lots of company at their house
over Christmas with various crews
of kin coming to visit and stay a
while. Daughter Lonna Livermont,
and family came for Christmas
Day. Daughter Cora Jo and her
boyfriend, Skye, were there from
Rapid City on Christmas Eve. Son
John Niesner and his wife,
Amanda, came from Piedmont for
a spell as did daughter, Linay
Baker, and family from Martin.
Linay has three children to keep
things lively. Son Laramie wasn’t
able to come from New York nor
was David from Ohio. Over the
weekend, Larry and family went to
Rapid City to help Cora Jo move
into a new house. Larry said it
would all have been more enjoyable
if he hadn’t been fighting a cold
which particularly had a bad cough
associated with it. It is now better,
and he hopes he didn’t give it to
anyone along the way. Daughter
Jenny thought it was great to have
all the visitors, and she enjoyed the
holidays quite a bit.
Kirby Schofield has now com-
pleted two weeks of daily radiation
treatments in Rapid City. He is due
back in February for more tests in-
cluding an MRI and such. Over
Christmas, Kirby, Nancy and
Jackie had lots of visitors. Kirby’s
daughter, Amanda, and kids came
from Sioux Falls. Son Lance and
family came from Texas. The
grandsons were delighted to get
just enough snow for sledding.
Nancy and Jackie were glad it was
not enough snow to keep them from
their normal pursuit of attending
all the Kadoka basketball games
since Jackie especially is a major
fan. She hates to miss any of the
games.
Success depends on your back-
bone, not your wishbone.
Please Note: Everyone is invited
to a public hearing on Wednesday,
January 9, 2013 at the Norris Post
Office lobby at 5:00 p.m. CST.
Please come and support our post
office.
Monday, Stan Allard came down
from Rapid City and to get his
mother, Maxine Allard, to spend
the Christmas holiday in their
home. Christmas Eve Maxine was
among the guests enjoying church
with Stan and Ivy Allard. Sharon
Allard of Spearfish joined the fam-
ily on Christmas Day. Wednesday,
Maxine’s grandson, Patrick,
brought her home and enjoyed
lunch with his Grandma before
heading back to Rapid City.
Christmas Eve, Dan and Susan
Taft and daughters were among
the good crowd attending the
Christmas program at St. John
Lutheran Church. Morgan had a
part in the program. The Dan Taft
family enjoyed Christmas Day at
the home of Susan’s parents, Alvin
and Judy Simmons, in Martin.
Evan and Dorothy Bligh were
surprised when a young heifer pre-
sented them with a baby calf one
day this last week.
Christmas Eve guests at the
James Letelliers for oyster stew
and soup supper were Marty and
Sue Larson of Rapid City and Julie
Letellier of Kilgore.
Just when the Larsons headed
home that evening, it started to
snow. We have managed to keep
the ground white all week with just
a light coat of the fluffy powder all
week due to the frigid tempera-
tures.
Evan and Dorothy Bligh enjoyed
Christmas Eve dinner at the home
of Becky and Ron Patton at Lake-
view. Dale and Ruth Paulson of
Wessington and Ron’s sister and
family from Ohio rounded out the
guest list.
Thursday, Dan, Samantha and
Morgan Taft went to Kadoka and
on to Philip where Samantha was
having work done on her car.
Thursday night, Jason, JaLynn,
Beaver, Jade, Jakki and Jimmy
Burma arrived at the James Letel-
liers for the remainder of the
Christmas break. They had spent
Christmas with the Burmas in
Platte and Columbus, Nebraska.
Larry and Nancy Collins en-
joyed having their son, Rick, of
Gillette, WY, come for the long
Christmas weekend.
Gale and JoAnn Letellier had all
four of their sons and families
home over the Christmas holiday.
Christmas Day guests at the
Robert and Sharon Ring home
were their daughter, Deb, of
Spearfish and son, Torey, and wife,
Linda, and sons, Jeremy and Tyler.
Deb left for home on Wednesday.
Christmas Day guests at the
Tim and Tammy Merchen home
were Kyle and Trica Amiotte and
sons, Bridger, Cedar and Younger,
of Wall and Tammy’s parents, Ken
and Cindy Wilmarth, of Kadoka.
Andee Beckwith has been kept
busy working at the Todd County
Tribune during the Christmas va-
cation. She enjoyed Christmas with
her parents and the Beckwith
aunts and uncles and cousins at
the home of her parents, Paul and
LuAnne, in Pierre.
Thursday, Evan and Dorothy
Bligh kept appointments in Rapid
City and celebrated their anniver-
sary by eating at Red Lobster.
Here’s wishing you many more
years together.
Congratulations to our big win-
ner Richard Charging Hawk.
Richard won the $1,000 shopping
spree at the Country Pride Farm-
store in White River recently. My
Dad used to say, “Some folks are
just natural winners” and Richard
Charging Hawk is certainly a nat-
ural winner. It doesn’t make any
difference if it is fast pitch softball,
basketball or a shopping spree; he
wins. It couldn’t happen to a nicer
guy.
Friday, Sue and Marty Larson of
Rapid City arrived at the James
Letellier home for their family
Christmas. The Paul Beckwith
family of Pierre and Erica of
Omaha arrived on Saturday. The
Letellier family celebrated Christ-
mas the Saturday after Christmas
with everyone finally home. They
ate their meals at James and Mar-
jorie’s and then exchanged gifts at
the home of Andee Beckwith. The
Norris Bible Church held Sunday
School at the church with special
music by the Beckwith and Burma
families and a skit by DJ Beckwith
and Beaver Burma.
Sunday afternoon, Sue Larson
and Julie Letellier paid a visit to
Maxine Allard.
Sue is busy collecting props for
the Rapid City Christian one act
play and there is no better source
than a former teacher like Maxine
Allard.
Saturday, the Blighs made a trip
to Valentine for feed and celebrated
Dorothy’s birthday by enjoying din-
ner at Cedar Canyon.
Stan Allard and Patrick of Rapid
City arrived at Norris on Sunday in
time for Sunday School and then
they went to Maxine’s and did
some errands for his mother.
Congratulations to United
States Army Specialist Jarrod
Dunham and his wife, Lacey, on
the birth of their first child. Ari-
anna Josephine Dunham arrived
December 7, 2012 at Carl R. Dar-
nel Army Medical Center in Ft.
Hood, Texas. Her proud grandpar-
ents are Harvey and Brenda
Bierema of White River, Ruth
WoodenKnife of Norris and Brent
Dunham of Mission. Her boasting
great grandparents are Bill and
Christine Dunham of Norris.
Happy New Year!
Exercise, Nutrition and New
Year’s Resolutions
After the holiday festivities are
over and schedules are less hectic,
many individuals consider setting
New Year’s Resolutions. A New
Year’s Resolution is a promise to
yourself to do something to im-
prove your lifestyle or behavior in
some way, during the year ahead.
Many of these resolutions are for
health-related goals. Increasing
exercise and developing better eat-
ing habits are among the most
often made resolutions. Many indi-
viduals declare the very same res-
olutions year after year. A strong
commitment to change is neces-
sary to be successful with your res-
olutions.
Are you ready to start a healthy
habit? One of the mistakes that we
make in setting resolutions is
making too many resolutions at
once. Choose one area of your
health that you want to work on.
Be sensible about what you want
to do; consider your financial situ-
ation and time available. Make
sure your goal is measureable,
such as, I will increase my veg-
etable consumption to three cups
per day.
A key to attaining success is to
write down your resolution and
how you’ll attain it. If your long-
term goal is to increase your exer-
cise, then you’ll want to specify
how you will do that. For example,
I will exercise 30 minutes per day,
five days a week by walking
briskly and jumping rope.
SuperTracker is a free, on-line
tool that may help Americans keep
their New Year’s Resolutions. De-
cember 2011, The United States
Department of Agriculture
(USDA) released SuperTracker
(https://www.supertracker.usda.go
v/default.aspx), to help Americans
make healthy food and physical ac-
tivity choices. SuperTracker can do
many tasks including analyzing
your diet and physical activity,
while working toward a long term
goal. Journaling is another compo-
nent of SuperTracker; it helps
track factors that were associated
with changes in your health be-
haviors, such as your mood or
where a meal was eaten.
Setting New Year’s Resolutions
is an opportunity for families to
build or maintain family connect-
edness by choosing family goals to
be healthier and stronger through
the year. Consider setting a goal to
increase family meal time to-
gether. It is a great time for par-
ents to talk with their children and
serve as positive role models for
making healthy food choices. An-
other idea is to set a goal to in-
crease physical activity as a family.
Spend time together walking
places instead of driving.
If you believe that achieving
your goal is a lifelong commitment,
then you may be ready to make the
necessary changes to meet your
resolution (goal). Finding an exer-
cise buddy will help you to main-
tain enthusiasm for your goals.
Utilizing Food Tracker
https://www.supertracker.usda.gov
/foodtracker.aspx will help you to
follow your daily food choices and
compare them to your daily food
plan limits.
Ann Schwader, Nutrition Field Specialist
SDSU Extension-Winner Regional Extension Center
Locals …
January 3, 2013 • Kadoka Press • Page 4
Local News
Robyn Jones
First National Bank in Philip
gives back to Kadoka community
by empowering Kadoka High
School students to make informed
financial decisions through innova-
tive web-based program.
Twenty high school seniors from
Mr. Murphy’s personal finance
class recently completed the EverFi
Financial Literacy program. This
web-based program uses the latest
in new media technologies – video,
animations, 3-D gaming, avatars
and social networking to bring
complex financial concepts to life
for today’s digital generation. First
National Bank in Philip partnered
with EverFi, Inc. to bring the inter-
active financial management pro-
gram to Kadoka Area High School
students at no cost to the school.
“Thanks to the First National
Bank of Philip for sponsoring the
EverFi Financial Literacy program
for the Personal Finance Class at
Kadoka. The course was relevant
to the financial and banking situa-
tions that the students will face in
the near future.” said Mr. Murphy,
personal finance teacher.
The 10-unit course offers six-
hours of programming aimed at
teaching, assessing and certifying
students in a variety of financial
topics including credit scores, in-
surance, credit cards, student
loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks,
savings, 401k’s, and other critical
concepts that map to national fi-
nancial literacy standards. The
platform uniquely tracks the
progress and score of every student
and provides students who success-
fully complete the course with a
certification in financial literacy, a
valuable mark of distinction on col-
lege applications and resumes.
“We recognize and appreciate
our strong customer loyalty in the
Kadoka community. We enthusias-
tically seized an opportunity to em-
power the next generation of loyal
customers to be informed, respon-
sible citizens.” said Ray Smith,
President of the First National
Bank in Philip.
First National Bank of Philip provides
finacial program to Kadoka High School
Back row (L-R): Mr. Murphy, Kenar VanderMay, Kahler Addison, Ashton
Standing Bear, Lonte Ashley, Chance Knutson, Clint Stout, Shane Ring,
Ryder Sanftner, Crystal Eisenbraun of First National Bank. Front row:
Ty Merchen, Paul Kary, Rebekkah Kary, Mariah Pierce, Katie Lensegrav,
Kwincy Ferguson, Marti Herber, Shaley Herber, Tessa Stout.
specific calorie ranges for children
in grades K-5 (650 calories), 6-8
(700 calories), and 9-12 (850 calo-
ries).
"The intention of the new school
lunch guidelines is to ensure that
almost all children receive at least
one-third of their daily nutritional
and energy needs," Schwader said.
The latest modifications are
being provided to allow schools
more weekly planning options to
ensure that children receive a nu-
tritious meal every day of the week.
According to the revisions, the stu-
dents can eat as many grains and
proteins as they want, as long as
they are eating the allotted amount
of calories put forth by the USDA.
SDSU Extension recommends
that parents assist their children
with the changes to the school
lunch standards.
"Parents can make sure their
youth eats a nutritious breakfast
and encourage them to take and
eat the fruits, vegetables, whole
grains, lean proteins and low-fat
milk offered in school meals," she
said.
Parents and organizations can
contact SDSU Extension Nutrition
Field Staff about the new school
lunch standards and the modifica-
tions. For additional information
contact your SDSU Extension Re-
gional Center. Contact information
can be found at www.iGrow.org.
The U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture announced recently that they
will be lifting the previously im-
posed limits on how much protein
and grains could be served to stu-
dents in one week.
The latest modifications will be
set in place for the rest of the 2012-
2013 school year, explains Ann
Schwader, SDSU Extension Nutri-
tion Field Specialist.
"These changes are positive and
show that the USDA is willing to
work with nutrition officials and
others who have concerns related
to the new standards," Schwader
said.
The original changes to the
school lunch standards were an-
nounced January 2012, due to the
national Healthy, Hunger Free
Kids Act (Public Law 111-296) that
determined how much of certain
food groups could be served, set
limits on calories and salt and
phased in whole grains.
Schwader says the move to cre-
ate stricter guidelines was moti-
vated by the fact that the obesity
rates among school children are
growing and steps were needed to
reverse the trend.
"These guidelines aligned school
meals with the latest nutrition sci-
ence, based on recommendations of
nutrition experts and the 2010 Di-
etary Guidelines for Americans nu-
trition recommendations," she said.
The new school meal patterns meet
School meal standards
add more grains, proteins
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Prom Royalty …Following the grand march at the 2012 prom on
Friday, March 30 the crowing of this year’s royalty was held. Pictured (L-
R): princess and prince Marti Herber and Ty Merchen. King and queen
Jake Addison and Nichole VanderMay. Crown bearers Gus Stout and Bella
Williams and Jyntre Coller and Alexandria Madsen.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
State bound … The girls’ cross country team was named runner
up at the regional meet held in Philip. Pictured Marti Herber, Shaley Her-
ber, Kwincy Ferguson, Scout Sudbeck, Bobby Anderson and Victoria Letel-
lier. Anderson also qualified as a single runner.
Parade Marshals … Alv-
ina and Larry Parkinson were cho-
sen as this year’s parade marshalls.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
West River’s Philip Area
wrestlers headed east and brought
home first place honors from East
River’s McCook Central/Montrose
Invitational Wrestling Tournament
December 29.
Matt Donnelly, Philip Area head
coach, said it was a team effort that
brought home the win. Philip did
not have wrestlers in the 120 and
132 weight divisisons, but the oth-
ers did very well and made up for
the spots.
The Philip Area grapplers’ sched-
ule is full of tough tournaments, al-
ways a challenge ahead of them.
Dan Swartos, McCook Central,
wrote on Dakota Grappler, “... Lots
of great wrestling today. Very im-
pressed by Philip, Burke/Gregory,
and Bon Homme. All tough, hard
nosed teams...”
Points were Philip (197.5),
Burke/Gregory (184), Bon Homme
(181.5), McCook Central/Montrose
(168), Flandreau (166.5), Beresford
(165), Elk Point/ Jeffereson (118),
Kingsbury County (100), Lyman
and Parker tied (77.5), Dakota Val-
ley (72), Alcester-Hudson (49),
Scotland (41.50), Kimball/White
Lake-Platte-Geddes (37), Marion/
Freeman (26), Mt. Vernon/Plankin-
ton/Corsica (25) and Wessington
Springs/Woon-socket/ Wolsey-
Wessington (21). Some of the
schools had unattached wrestlers
in the tournament.
106 lbs: Jed Brown, 2nd, 10-6 record
•Pinned Connor Song (AH) 1:54
•Pinned Chase Anderson (PKR) 1:07
•Major dec. Brody Harkness (KC) 10-0
•Major dec. by Duncan Stoebner (BH) 2-10
113 lbs: Rance Johnson, 4th, 7-7 record
•Pinned Dylan Erickson (FLA) 1:14
•Tech. fall over Carl Bruening (MCM) 20-5
•Major dec. by Alex Caba (BH) 3-17
•Decisioned Justice Jennings (LYM) 9-5
•Decisioned in OT by Jared Lyle (BER) 4-6
126 lbs: Nick Donnelly, 3rd, 15-4 record
•Pinned Michael Clark (B/G) 3:10
•Pinned Schuyler Walcheck (DV)1:47
•Pinned by Trent Lunders (MCM) 5:48
•Pinned Alex Norby (EPJ) 4:05
•Major dec. Brady Jandreau (LYM) 11-2
138 lbs: Grady Carley, 5th, 10-8 record
•Won by forfeit
•Pinned by Jared Hueser (EPJ) 3:28
•Pinned Tanner Grocott (MCM) 2:03
•Pinned Trinity Brunsen (WSWWW) :54
•Major dec. by Levi Schonebuam (B/G) 0-11
•Pinned Colin Walth (AH) 2:18
145 lbs: Lane Blasius, 2nd, 13-2 record
•Bye
•Pinned Koerdel Buick (PKR) 3:39
•Pinned Jared Limoges (EPJ) 5:12
•Decisioned by Jace Christiansen (FLA) 0-3
152 lbs: Paul Kary, 0-2 record
•Pinned by Turner Serr (B/G) 2:40
•Bye
•Pinned by Thomas Mitzel (BH) :30
160 lbs: Chandlier Sudbeck, 2nd,
13-5 record
•Pinned Michael Klaudt (UNAT) :52
•Pinned Brock Belkham (FLA) 1:23
•Pinned Jonah Beck (B/G) 3:53
•Pinned by Blase Vanecek (BH) 2:46
170 lbs: Clint Stout, 2nd, 13-5 record
•Pinned Cordel Vissia (MVPC) 1:56
•Pinned Skye Soesbe (B/G) 3:16
•Pinned Kyle Scofield (FLA) 5:11
•Decisioned by Josh Casperson (BER) 4-8
182 lbs: Chance Knutson, 2nd,
10-6 record
•Bye
•Pinned Brody Boes (B/G) 1:05
•Decisioned Tad Reiner (MCM) 1-0
•Decisioned by Dakota Petersen (FLA) 1-5
195 lbs: Logan Ammons, 2nd,
13-4 record
•Won by forfeit (KWLPG)
•Pinned Lane Knipfer (UNAT) 1:42
•Pinned C.J. Geary (EPJ) 3:41
•Pinned by Eugene Martin (KC) 1:02
220 lbs: Gavin DeVries, 6th 5-8 record
•Bye
•Pinned by Derek Wiebers (BER) 4:52
•Decsioned Austin Moore (UNAT) 8-3
•Decisioned Logan Barboza (FLA) 9-3
•Pinned by Robert Hoiten (MCM) 4:37
•Decisioned by Ala Haataja (BH) 0-1
285 lbs: Geoffrey DeVries, 0-6 record
•Pinned by Dan Stibral (SCO) :12
•Pinned by Jason Johnson (BH) 4:44
The Badlands Brawlers, a team
nickname that is very fitting, will
head to Presho for the Lyman Mid-
Dakota Monster Tourney, January
4 and 5. “All the schools that will
be there have quality wrestlers
who will give us a good competi-
tion,” said Donnelly.
First place honors at
wrestling team tourney
Marv, Deb and Mitch Moor trav-
elled to Mitchell, SD, on Dec. 22 to
spend the day with Dorothy Moor
and John of Bonesteel and Harlan
Moor of Mitchell. They were met by
Matthew Moor of Cedar Rapids, IA,
and Marcus Moor of Springfield,
MO. Harlan returned with the
Moors, spending Christmas in
Kadoka. The Marv Moor family
travelled to Pierre on Sunday to
visit with Deb’s parents, Hank and
Ruby Kosters, and sister, Denise, of
Sioux Falls. Previously, Marv, Deb
and Mitch Moor met Matthew at
Springfield, MO, to celebrate
Thanksgiving at Marcus’ new
home. The family was able to take
in a Haywood’s show in Branson
while there.
Bonnie Riggins welcomed a new
member of the family, as her son,
Brad, and his wife, Cassandra
(Casey), visited over Christmas.
Brad and Casey (Allen) of Foun-
tain, CO, were untied in marriage
on December 22 in a pretty wed-
ding ceremony at the home of her
mother, Carol (Hansen) Vogan, in
Colorado Springs.
Brad and Casey visited her fa-
ther, Chuck Allen, and family on
Christmas Day and then back to
Philip on Wednesday to spend the
night before going to Rapid City to
visit her grandmother, Vivian
Hansen, and Brad’s sister, Linda,
and Steve Rave. They returned to
Fountain, CO, on Friday after vis-
iting Vivian on their way out.
Teri Kezar and her son, Clayton
Word, stopped in Kadoka on De-
cember 24 and spent time visiting
with Clayton’s grandmother, Phyl-
lis Word. They then traveled to
Miller, SD, where they spent
Christmas Eve at the home of her
daughter, Laura, and husband,
Clay Duxbury. They enjoyed time
with Harper Grace, who is the one-
year-old daughter of Laura and
Clay. Harper is a mover and
shaker. Jim and Audra Scheel and
their three children, Carrissa, Tea-
gan and Kaycee Carol, were also
there. They spent Christmas Day
at Jim and Audra’s home and Biz
came from Sioux Falls to celebrate
Christmas.
On the 26th, Teri and Clayton
headed back to Teri’s home in rural
Torrington, WY. They stopped to
have lunch with Phyllis at Jigger’s.
Clayton will be going back to Fort
Bragg, NC, on January 2, where he
is stationed. In April Clayton is
looking forward to being deployed
to Alaska. Clayton is an x-ray tech,
an EMT, and has airborne training
so he can drop in for emergencies.
John, Mackenzie and Sydney
Word had Christmas dinner with
Phyllis. No turkey, but steak was
the main course for dinner.
The Jackson-Kadoka Economic
Development Corporation has re-
ceived funding through USDA
Rural Development to establish a
revolving loan fund in the amount
of $99,000. The loan board has
been appointed by the JKEDC and
applications for funding will be
available later in the month of Jan-
uary.
Jim, Robyn, Tyler and Tanner
Jones spent Christmas Eve at the
home of her parents, Ray and Flo-
rence Osburn, in Valentine, NE.
Her brothers, Danny, Rusty and
Brad, were also there with their
families. On December 30 Jim’s
parents, Larry and Rose Ann
Jones, of North Valentine, SD,
came to have a late Christmas,
along with Jim’s nieces, McKenna
and Mazi, and nephew, Landon, of
Omaha, NE. Tyler, Tanner,
Michael, Kylie and Kelton, Tanner
O’Daniel and Wylie Brunson were
also there on Sunday.
Fresh Start Shower For
Skyler & Whitney Patterson
Sat., Jan. 19 • 6 p.m.
Club 27 • Kadoka
Let’s help them replenish after
losing their home & all their
belongings in a house fire.
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Town of Belvidere
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON AP-
PLICATION FOR SALE OF ALCOHOL
BEVERAGES FOR 2013 IN THE TOWN
OF BELVIDERE.
Notice is given that the Town Board of
Belvidere in the Town of Belvidere South
Dakota on the 7th day of January, 2013
at the hour of 7:30 p.m. local time in the
city office will meet in regular session to
consider the following application of Re-
tail (on and off sale) Malt Beverage Li-
cense to operate inside the municipality
for the last half of the 2013 licensing pe-
riod:
John L Rodgers, Belvidere Store: North
Belvidere Addition Lot C of Osborn’s
Sub-Division of Outlot A-4 Kimball’s Divi-
sion (.58 acres) and North Belvidere Ad-
dition Kimball’s Sub-Division No1 all of
Outlot A-3 (2.49 acres).
Notice is further given that any person(s)
or their attorney may appear and be
heard at said scheduled public hearing
that are interested in the approval or re-
jection of any such application.
Jo Manke-Rodgers
Finance Officer
[Published December 27, 2012, &
Jaunuary 3, 2013 at the total approxi-
mate cost of $30.34]
STATE BIRTH RECORDS
ACCESSIBLE THROUGH COUNTY
REGISTER OF DEEDS
Certified copies of birth records from across the state are avail-
able in Jackson County, according to Mitzi Mitchell, Register of
Deeds. The office has access to computerized birth records
statewide and can issue a certified copy of any South Dakota
birth. In the past, birth records were only available from the county
where the birth occurred or from the South Dakota Department of
Health, Vital Records Program.
Birth records are available from 1905 on.
As earlier years are entered in the computerized system,
records from those years will also become available.
The cost for a certified copy of a birth record is $15.00 as of
July 1, 2012.
PUBLIC NOTICE
Jackson County Mul-
tijurisdictional Haz-
ard Mitigation Plan
Jackson County, the City of Kadoka, and
the Towns of Belvidere and Interior are
currently in the process of updating the
Jackson County Multijurisdictional Haz-
ard Mitigation Plan.
The update is required in order for Jack-
son County, the City of Kadoka, and the
Towns of Belvidere and Interior to remain
eligible for available federal and state
funds. A Hazard Mitigation Plan is de-
fined as a plan of action before a disaster
strikes to prevent the occurrence of a dis-
aster or to reduce the effects of a disas-
ter when it occurs. It is also used after a
disaster to reduce the risk of a repeat dis-
aster or hazard event.
As a part of this update, the public is in-
vited to provide comments and partici-
pate in the Hazard Mitigation Planning
Process. At the meeting we shall discuss
the prioritization of potential future miti-
gation projects, and review a copy of the
completed rough draft.
The meeting will take place at 7:00 MT,
Wednesday January 9, 2013 at the
Kadoka Fire Hall, 810 Main Street,
Kadoka, SD. Please feel free to contact
Jackson County Emergency Manager,
Jackie Stilwell at (605) 488-0334 if you
have any questions.
[Published January 3, 2013 at the total
approximate cost of $22.20]
Public Notice Deadline
Friday at Noon
NOTICE
TOWN OF INTERIOR
The Town Board of Interior will meet at
7:00 p.m. on January 9, 2013 at Cowboy
Corner to consider the transfer of the fol-
lowing Licenses from Terry & Shirley
Gartner dba Badlands Grocery, Lot 7,
Block 2, Original Town of Interior to Cristi
Guptill dba Badlands Grocery, Lot 7,
Block 2, Original Town of Interior:
Package (off-sale) Malt Beverage and
Package (off-sale) liquor.
Any person(s) or his/her attorney, inter-
ested in the approval or rejection of any
license, may appear and be heard at the
above meeting.
Finance Officer
Linda Livermont
[Published January 3, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $10.11]
Philip League Bowling
Lucky Strike
OPEN BOWLING:
Sunday-Friday, 12 to 6 p.m. • Saturday, 12 p.m. to closing
The kitchen is open – we have orders to go!!
859-2430 • Philip
Wednesday Night Early
Morrison’s Haying ..............33.5-22.5
Dakota Bar................................31-25
Wall Food Center ......................31-25
Chiefie’s Chicks...................29.5-26.5
First National Bank .................27-29
Hildebrand Concrete ..........25.5-30.5
Just Tammy’s......................23.5-32.5
Dorothy’s Catering....................23-33
Highlights:
Marlis Petersen.............222, 217/571
Brittney Drury......................151/402
Lois Porch.....................................192
Linda Stangle...............................184
Wendy Eisenbraun.......................424
Kathy Gittings .............................181
Val Schulz..............................189/484
Mitzi Boyd....................................180
Cristi Ferguson............................177
Ashley Reckling ...........................174
Rachel Kjerstad............................173
Emily Kroetch..............................173
Kalie Kjerstad ....................9-10 split
Thursday Men
A&M Laundry.............................36-8
Dakota Bar................................29-15
O’Connell Const ........................26-18
McDonnell Farms .....................23-21
West River Pioneer Tanks........18-26
Coyle’s SuperValu.....................17-27
WEE BADD...............................16-28
The Steakhouse.........................11-23
Highlights:
John Heltzel ........256 clean, 212/658
Jason Petersen ..........245 clean, 221,
.....................................194 clean/660
Jay McDonnell ......................228/643
Cory Boyd ....................226 clean/628
Wendell Buxcel...................207 clean
Tyler Hauk ...................................180
Jan Bielmaier........................217/613
Alvin Pearson ....................3-10 split;
.....................................217 clean/575
Doug Hauk ............................221/562
Matt Schofield.......................222/559
Fred Foland...........................213/553
Nathan Kjerstad .........202 clean/560
Andrew Reckling................205 clean
Ron Williams ...................2-4-10 split
Conrad Kjerstad...................3-7 split
Ky Bowen..............................5-7 split
Neal Petersen.....................3-10 split
Friday Night Mixed
Cristi’s Crew .............................47-13
King Pins.............................40.5-19.5
Randy’s Spray Service..............32-28
Lee & the Ladies.......................27-33
Roy’s Repair ........................26.5-33.5
The Ghost Team............................0-0
Highlights:
Cory Boyd .............5-7 split; 233, 210
.....................................206 clean/649
Brian Pearson...225 & 214 clean/630
Roy Miller..............................192/519
John Heltzel .......4-5-7 split; 204/550
Kristin Schmidt ...........................174
Kelly Fees.....................................187
Annette Hand....................4-5-7 split
The fact we actually survived
another year is a tribute to some-
body's tenacity; I am not sure
whose. I know the only thing that
got me through the year was the
Gracious Mistress of the Parson-
age and boy is she graciously tena-
cious. I was sure everything would
collapse and of course, several
times I collapsed in my easy chair.
It is a New Year, or so they tell
us but I have my suspicions. After
this latest episode with the
Mayan's calendar, I am not too
sure what date it is or what year it
is, for that matter. They certainly
got everything wrong and I have
my suspicions about the rest of it.
How do we really know that
January 1 is actually January 1?
Moreover, how do we know what
year it is exactly?
I think somewhere along the
line somebody has pulled a scam
on civilization and has messed up
our calendars. If the Mayans got it
wrong, maybe we have it wrong
also.
Whatever day and whatever
year it is I am going to celebrate
the New Year. If I am wrong, I
have a lot of company.
When we celebrate the New
Year, there is nothing new about it.
Everything we did last year we are
going to be doing this year only we
will be one year older. Perhaps as
we get older we forget about what
we have done and think we are
doing something new. Hooray for
senility!
I really do not care about that;
my philosophy is, let's do it all over
again. If it is worth doing the first
time, it is worth doing again.
This brings me to a great point,
which is, some things are worth re-
peating while other things are not.
It is trying to find out the differ-
ence between these two that
makes life challenging. I do not
mind repeating things if I am in
charge of what I am repeating.
I think we all should choose
what we are going to repeat. For
example, I wish I could choose a
year to repeat.
If I could repeat any year, it
would be 1971. That year repre-
sents the greatest con in the his-
tory of mankind. I am not sure
anything like it has ever happened
before or since. That was the year
I married a young lady who turned
out to be the Gracious Mistress of
the Parsonage.
What bothers me about this is
why did she really marry me? Was
it my charm and good looks or did
she think I was rich? There have
been times I have wanted to query
her on this very subject but then, I
am always afraid she will tell me
the truth. I do not mind the truth
Let's do it all over again
of it does not involve anything per-
sonally. I just will settle with the
fact that that was the year I
conned her into marrying me.
We have been a great team ever
since. She has kept me straight
and I have given her opportunities
to exercise that career, which she
has become quite proficient.
One of the great things result-
ing from this marriage is the fact
that she has been faithful to point
out my mistakes. Through her
help, I discovered I have quite a
few mistakes.
I begin every year with a clean
slate. I am able to celebrate Janu-
ary 1 with no mistakes whatsoever
but then the next day my wife be-
gins the ominous task of pointing
out my mistakes. This is a joint ef-
fort, which leaves me out of joint
often.
I have a little theory along this
line. I think that if it is a mistake
you have made before it should not
count anymore. I think the only
thing that should be legitimate to
point out are new mistakes. I find
myself so busy practicing my old
mistakes that I rarely get around
to making new mistakes.
All these years I have reveled in
my old mistakes. Trying to find
something new is a great strain on
my little grey cells. At this point in
my life, they are exhausted and
are encouraging me to rely upon
those old mistakes and give them
a well-deserved rest.
At my stage in life I think new
is overrated and, if experience is
anything, something new is al-
ways taxing and in more ways
than one. Do not let the govern-
ment find out that you have some-
thing new or Uncle Sam will come
knocking at your door with a gen-
tle request for tax money.
There is an old saying that says
insanity is doing the same things
over and over expecting different
results. Well, that does not de-
scribe me. I do not want different
results. I like the results I have. I
like doing the same thing over
again because I know what to ex-
pect. And if ignorance in this area
is bliss, I am the most blissful per-
son on the planet.
My challenge this year is to sur-
prise my wife with some unex-
pected new mistakes. Just one!
To get on the right track for the
New Year, I start with the Bible.
"Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature; old things are
passed away: behold, all things are
become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17
KJV).
Instead of just celebrating the
New Year, I plan also to celebrate
that "new creature" in Christ. No
mistake about it.
Family of God Fellowship
Rev. James L. Synder • Ocala, FL
Thank you to my “Secret Santa”
for the gift certificate to People’s
Market.
Jake Totton
A huge thank you to Midland
School Booster Club, St. William
Altar Society and National Mutual
Benefit for putting on the benefit
soup supper for me. Thank you to
everyone who contributed in any
way -- food, donations, and/or your
presence at the supper. It meant the
world to us. The generosity shown
by everyone from Midland, Philip,
Kadoka, Oakaton and Murdo was
overwhelming. We also appreciate
NMB for the matching funds --Thank
you!
A belated thank you to Matt Don-
nelly and students for organizing the
50/50 raffles in Philip. Also thanks to
Don Haynes for the Midland 50/50
raffle and Modern Woodman's
matching funds.
The kindness and thoughtfulness
of everyone is unbelievable.
One more thank you goes to Roy
for always taking care of Cedar. It is
comforting to know he is in good
hands.
God Bless and Happy New Year!
Mary and Tom Parquet
Thank you to Kadoka Press and
Double H Feed for the door prizes I
won during the Christmas Treasure
Hunt. So much fun!
Cindy Willert
Thank Yous
BABY SHOWER: for Asher Hand-
cock, son of John and Mary, will be
held on Sunday, January 13 at 1:15
p.m. at the Kadoka Presbyterian
Church. K25-2tc
HELP WANTED: Business manager
for the Kadoka Area School District.
Applications available on the web-
site www.kadoka.k12.sd.us or may
be picked up at the school. Wage
DOE and qualifications. Open until
filled. Contact Jamie Hermann at
837-2174, ext. 100. EOE.
KP24-4tc
HILDEBRAND STEEL & CON-
CRETE: ALL types of concrete work.
Rich, Colleen and Haven Hilde-
brand. Toll-free: 1-877-867-4185;
Office, 837-2621; Rich, cell 431-
2226; Haven, cell 490-2926; Jerry,
cell 488-0291. KP5-tfc
APARTMENTS: Spacious one-bed-
room units, all utilities included.
Young or old. Need rental assis-
tance or not, we can house you. Just
call 1-800-481-6904 or stop in the
lobby and pick up an application.
Gateway Apartments, Kadoka.
36-tfc
WEST RIVER EXCAVATION: will
do all types of trenching, ditching
and directional boring work. See
Craig, Diana, Sauntee or Heidi
Coller, Kadoka, SD, or call 605/837-
2690. Craig cell 390-8087, Sauntee
cell 390-8604, email
wrex@gwtc.net. 27-tfc
SEPTIC TANK PUMPING: Call 837-
2243 or contact Wendell Buxcel,
Kadoka, SD. 10-tfc
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your Social Security or other federal
benefit payments, you are required
by law to switch to an electronic pay-
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It's fast, free and easy to sign up
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the United States Treasury Elec-
tronic Payment Solution Center at
(800) 333-1795 and a friendly agent
will discuss options and help you
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Department of the Treasury recom-
mends two electronic payment op-
tions:
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ing or savings account, sign up to get
your money by directdeposit. Your
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fees for optional services may apply.
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do not choose an electronic payment
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issued a Direct Express® card.
Have the following information on
hand when you make the switch: 12-
digit federal benefit check number,
amount of most recent federal benefit
check, and financial institution's
routing transit number (direct de-
posit only), account number and type
- checking or savings (direct deposit
only). This information is often on
personal checks.
Electronic payments are safer than
paper checks. You are 125 times more
likely to have a problem with a paper
check than with an electronic pay-
ment. Even though electronic pay-
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you take steps to keep your money
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follow these tips. Be careful of anyone
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mation to anyone unless you are the
one who has contacted them. Watch
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Direct Express® card account often
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is yours.
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Private Pesticide Applicator
Meetings Start This Week
Private Pesticide Applicator
Certification Training meetings
start on Friday, January 4th at
two locations in South Dakota, and
continue at a steady pace until late
March. At this time, 45 meetings
are planned to be held across the
state, with a few additional meet-
ings possibly remaining to be
scheduled.
The full listing of Private Pesti-
cide Applicator Certification meet-
ings can be found on the SDSU
Pesticide Applicator Training web-
site: http://sdstate.edu/ps/exten-
sion/pat/pat-county-dates.cfm.
Additional information can be
found at http://igrow.org.
There are three options to be-
come certified or re-certified. 1. At-
tend a 3-hour recertification
meeting. 2. Pick up the open-book
home-study exam and reference
materials at your local Extension
Office or Regional Extension Cen-
ter or, 3. Take the Private Applica-
tor exam on-line at the
Department of Agriculture’s web-
site: http://apps.sd.gov/doa/pwt/.
Regardless of the method you
choose to certify or re-certify; you
must bring a government-issued,
photo ID.
Snow and Winter Wheat
It is well known that winter
wheat has a much better chance of
survival if it goes into the winter
with good soil moisture. That was
far from the case in the fall of
2012, when a large percentage of
the winter wheat in South Dakota
was planted into dry soil.
As reported earlier this fall,
many areas received small
amounts of moisture via rain
and/or snow, which caused some of
the wheat to sprout, but little ac-
tually emerged. That marginal
amount of moisture may play a
major role in whether wheat fields;
or plants within wheat fields sur-
vive the winter. Wheat has been
known to take on moisture, swell,
and even produce a small sprout,
then dry out, and “re-germinate”
when adequate soil moisture re-
turns. There is a point however,
where the sprout grows too large
to survive after drying out, and
that point is not well defined.
For wheat plants that were still
viable going into the recent cold
spell, the snow received by much of
the state in the past weeks may
allow it to hang on. Even a few
inches of snow can protect the ten-
der wheat plants a few inches
below the soil surface. The auto-
matic weather station at Leola, SD
reports that most of the low tem-
peratures were below zero over the
past week, and the high tempera-
ture for the day hovered near 10
degrees F. While this was going on,
the lowest soil temperature at the
2” depth was 21 degrees F, well
above the 0-5 degrees that prop-
erly “hardened off” winter wheat
can withstand. What soil temper-
atures these barely sprouted win-
ter wheat seedlings can withstand
remains to be seen, but may not be
as low as well established and
properly hardened off plants.
As spring approaches, winter
wheat producers will want to as-
sess the status of their crop and
contact their crop insurance agent
if evidence of winterkill becomes
apparent.
Winner Regional Extension Center
Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist • 605-842-1267
4-H Rodeo Finals …was held in Ft. Pierre on August 24, 25 and
26. Logan Christensen (L) place 4th in Sr. Boys Steer Wrestling, Alex Smi-
ley 3rd in Sr. Girls Barrels, and Katie Lensegrav 2nd Sr. Girl Breakaway
roping. --courtsey photo
League champs …The Kadoka “A” baseball team took first place in the Badlands Baseball Tournamnet
that was held in Wall on Saturday, July 14. In the first game Kadoka defeated Philip with a score of 6-5 in seven
innings. In the championship game, Kadoka defeated Murdo in seven innings with a final 13-4. Picture back
row (L-R): Lavin Bendt, assistant coach Rich Lamont, Jory Rodgers, Makenzie Stilwell, Storm Wilcox, AJ Bendt,
Barney Letellier, assistant coach Rich Bendt, and coach Jody Sudbeck. Front row: Katy O’Daniel, Reece Sudbeck,
Marcus Herber, Abe Herber, Jarred Hicks, Richard Lamont, Gage Weller. --photos by Shawna Bendt
Time to say goodbye to the walls of KAHS …Twenty high school seniors took time for one
last class photo before graduation on Sunday, May 20. Back row (L-R): Sonya Romero, Eleanor Perkins, Briana
Stone, Le’Anna Buxcel, Jace Standing Bear, Brandon Dale, Brady Sudbeck, Jake Addison, Bryan Schofield, Sean
Ireland and Marty Waters. Front row: Alex Smiley, Lorena Bettelyoun, Tess Byrd, Sierra Sitting Up, Alana
Romero, Nicole VanderMay, Laken Jorgensen, Tia Carlson, and Kassidy Ferguson.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
2012 homecoming royalty …Kahler Addison, Kenar Vander-
May, King Clint Stout, Queen Marti Herber, Mariah Pierce and Shaley
Herber.
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