Kadoka Press, May 17, 2012

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Volume 105 Number 44 May 17, 2012
KAHS 2012 Graduating Seniors
Excited for graduation? Yes! … The senior class show their true feelings about graduation. L-R: Laken Jorgensen, Sean Ireland, Kassidy Ferguson, Sierra Sitting Up, Nicole VanderMay, Briana Stone, Tess Byrd, Tia Carlson, Alana Romero, Sonya Romero, Lorena Bettelyoun, Eleanor Perkins, Jace Standing Bear, Brady Sudbeck, Alex Smiley, Bryan Schofield, Nathan Dale, Jake Addison, Annie Buxcel, Marty Waters. --photo by Robyn Jones
Plans made for Belvidere’s annual Memorial Day program, May 28
The Pederson-Stoddard Post #144 Memorial Day observance, will be held in Belvidere on Monday, May 28, 2012. This year there will be a switch up in the order of entertainment. The Ellsworth Air Force Base firing squad and color guard will be at the Belvidere Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. The program, headed up by former Belvidere residents, will follow at the Belvidere Community Church Hall at 10:00 a.m. This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be Gay (Klima) Tollefson and the speakers will be Lenny and Ruby Sanftner. Please join us the Belvidere post and honor our veterans. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Kadoka City Council hears update from planning and zoning commission
~ by Ronda Dennis ~ The Kadoka City Council met Monday, May 14 in the auditorium annex with a large crowd of visitors on hand. After reviewing six lawnmower quotes from three companies the council approved a quote from Kennedy Implement for $13,750. They will also received a trade in value of $4,000 for an old mower. The council approved hiring Tia Carlson and Mackenzie Word as addition lifeguards with Micki Word abstaining from the vote. Four of the six employees will be taking certification or re-certification classes in Philip on May 29 and 30. Due to the city’s overtime policy, a motion carried to re-advertise the position of girls’ softball coach, which was originally awarded to Jackie Stilwell. The outgoing council adjourned and Colby Shuck, Micki Word and Brad Jorgensen took their oaths of office. Two motions carried that Brad Jorgensen be the council president and Colby Shuck vice president. The bills and financial statement were approved. All members from the planning and zoning commission were in attendance with Kenny Wilmarth being the spokesperson. Wilmarth said the commission took a generic plan and revised it to fit Kadoka’s needs. He said they would like to take it to a public meeting if the council agrees with their plan. “If we are going to get money from anyone we need a comprehensive plan,” Wilmarth added. Justin Otsea from Central SD Enhancement District explained the comprehensive planning process, the goals and benefits. Bob Fugate addressed the council regarding the sound system in the auditorium. He is working with the school, KCBA, Horizons and the city to upgrade the current system. He noted that Lyman is having issues with their sound system, which was purchased from the same company as Kadoka’s. Someone from the company is to look into the issues. Fugate will address the council at a later date. Ruby Sanftner thanked the council for their support with the sprinkler system project at the nursing home. She said it is now 82% done with all the pipes, sprinklers and sidewalks done. Currently, work is being completed on the public rest room. Sanftner also asked for city approval to put a culvert in at the Catholic church. Parking and draining issues were discussed, however, the council said they need to look into their ordinances. The council discussed the fire alarm system update from Amick Sounds, Inc., which will cost approximately $15,000. The system would be for alarms, not a sprinkler system. Before a system can be installed a professional engineer will need to do the design. Due to the length of time installation would take, the council discussed contacting three engineering firms for quotes this year. The system The planning and zoning commission will meet to hold a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed City of Kadoka Comprehensive Plan on Wed., May 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kadoka City Auditorium Annex. At this time any person interested may appear to give public testimony. A copy of the plan is available for viewing at the city office and the county library. Or go to the following website: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B7-7_1e9tQYoVWQzcmc4NmJCMms would be installed next year. A motion carried to approve an increase to the city’s 2012 budget in the amount of $145,000 to reflect the receipt of Community Development Block Grant funds for the Kadoka Nursing Home fire sprinkler system installation project. A motion carried to approve a building permit for Glenn Freeman to put up a 14’ x 28’ carport. City employees will first obtain a diagram for the project. Now that the weight room equipment has been moved to the school’s old lunch room area, music equipment has been moved into the weight room. Meanwhile, the city finance officer said she would like to have a portion of the weight room for storing financial records. After some discussion it was decided that both can use the room and put up a wall divider. The manhole has been installed on Locust Street and asphalt will be here next week for a portion of that street and patching in other areas. Cleanup week will be May 22 through June 2. An alarm system issue has been fixed at the city bar and it was noted that there will be a dance on Saturday, May 19.
Free fishing, special events weekend May 18-20 in SD
To kick off the summer season, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks encourages families to spend time outside during the parks’ Open House Weekend and Free Fishing Weekend May 18-20. The annual three-day event allow people to fish without licenses anywhere in the state and visit state parks and recreation areas without entrance fees. Camping fees and fishing regulations and limits still apply. Parks will host a variety of special events across the state that weekend. Find an event near you by calling 605-773-3391 or visiting www.gfp.sd.gov. This website also provides information on fishing, fishing licenses and fishing regulations, and on the South Dakota state park system.
Kadoka School Board accepts eight resignations, considers new bus
~ by Robyn Jones ~ The Kadoka Area School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 9, with all members in attendance. Minutes from the April 11 and 16 meetings, financial statement, bills and agenda were approved as presented. Superintendent Jamie Hermann reported that the Indian Ed application had been completed and submitted. Plans for the requested funds will be used for a bus monitor, education aide, transportation costs for student to attend tutoring sessions on Fridays, a camera for the bus and possibly second servings at lunch. Hermann stated that the transportation committee needed to consider purchasing a new bus for the district. The bus that is currently being used on the Long Valley route is getting older and has a lot of miles on it. In addition, the repair cost to the bus has been quite significant and is in need of more repairs. The transportation committee will make a recommendation at a future meeting. Graduation will be held on Sunday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. Presenting diplomas this year will be Dan VanderMay, DJ Addison and Mark DeVries. Secondary Principal Tim Hagedorn and Elementary Principal Roger Jensen presented the student handbooks for the first readings. Several changes within the elementary and secondary handbooks were presented. The attendance policy and grading scale were referred to the policy committee. Colby Shuck requested permission from the board to use a school van to transport the music students to Sioux Falls, where they will board a plane for their music trip to California. The board approved the request to use a van and the music department will pay for the gas used. The buildings and ground committee stated that bids had been received for the external repairs on the Great Hall, but no bids were received for the interior portion. Many contractors were interested in doing both the internal and external repairs. New bids will be obtained as a combination of the internal and external portions of the repairs. Bids will be opened on Wednesday, May 16 and awarding of the bids will be done at a special meeting on Friday, May 18. A projected time period to complete the projects has been estimated at 3045 days. During the citizen input section, Teresa Shuck stated that the National Honor Society will be hosting a baked goods auction during the awards banquet to raise funds for Joyce Richardson. Continued on page 4
News Briefs …
Regional Track Meet, Jackson County Sports Complex, Thursday, May 17. 9:30 field events, 10:15 running events, 12:30 finals. See the correction ad on page 10. KAHS Graduation will be Sunday, May 20, 1:00 p.m., at the city auditorium. See the special graduation section on pages 6 and 7 in this issue.
Oh, the best part of a rodeo … the concession stand. Lilly Uhlir, daughter of JoBeth and Chris Uhlir eats a creme-filled long john at the Kadoka High School Triple Crown Rodeo on Friday, May 4. She also took a special interest in the goats which were used for the goat tying event. Colors, coloring books and reading books also kept Lilly entertained in between more trips to the concession stand. See the results and rodeo pictures on page 5 in this week’s issue. --photo by Ronda Dennis
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College News Ora Kieffer____________________________________
Prairie Dog School. In 1931, she attended Midland High School, boarding with her mother’s parents, Harry and Elizabeth Schilling, in Midland for three years. Her senior year she lived with her father and attended Rapid City High School, graduating in 1935. Ora was united in marriage to Orland Kieffer on June 12, 1935. They made their home in the Rockerville, Rapid City, and later Midland. While in Midland, they owned and operated the Midland Club. They later bought a small grocery store in Rockerville from Orland’s mother, and moved back to Rockerville. They added several additions, installing a filling station, a large addition to the store, and living quarters. In 1966, the State Highway purchased their business so they could construct Highway 16. They moved to Rapid City until June 1973, when they moved back to Midland. Her husband, Orland, preceded her in death on March 11, 1988. She continued to make her home in Midland, until moving into the Philip Nursing Home, where she has since resided. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Ervin of Denver, Colo.; one grandson, Michael Stark of Springfield, Miss.; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Kieffer of Bossier City, La.; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, Orland, Ora was preceded in death by a son, Floyd Kieffer; her parents; and three brothers, Harry, Charles and Frank Sheely. Closed casket visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Open Bible Church in Midland, with Pastor Andy Blye officiating. Ushers are George Stroppel and Tyler Nemec. Pallbearers are Gene Jones, Randy Nemec, Reuben Vollmer, Jr., Dean Block, Dick Nemec and Roy Hunt. Interment will be at the Midland Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com Dakota Wesleyan held their commencement ceremony on May 5 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. There was a total of 161 graduates. Shannon VanderMay, Kadoka business administration The University of South Dakota awarded degrees to more than 1,250 candidates at the 125th Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 5 during a ceremony at the DakotaDome. Andrew Graupmann, Kadoka Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Cassie J. Bennett, Philip Juris Doctor Lindsey Marie Renner Hildebrand, Wall Master of Business Admin. Kameron Toews, Magna Cum Laude, was among 230 graduating seniors at Northwestern College’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12. Toews majored in cinema and digital video at Northwestern. He is the son of Kenneth and Karen Toews of Kadoka.
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Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor, The way we raise and educate our children is important to everyone in our community, state and nation. If effects the youngest child to the most elderly person. It is obvious how it effects children, but doe it effect the rest of us? As the saying goes, “Our children are our future.” What and how our children learn will have a lasting effect on them for the rest of their lives. They will become our future doctors, teachers, service providers, etc. How well our future leaders are developed will developed will determine the quality of life we all will have. I have no doubt most every parent and educator wants the best for our young people. What is best for them may be the real question we must ask ourselves. About 30 years ago some well intended but miss guided people, came up with a plan to elevate this nation’s test scores to better compete with other industrial nations around the globe. Their plan was to raise every child’s self-esteem. The theory was, if our children thought better of themselves, that would equate to better work in the classroom thus having higher standardized test scores. This may be good in theory but it has had a negative effect on our children. First, they did not distinguish between self-concept and self-esteem. Many use these term interchangeably but there is a difference. Secondly, they falsified the children’s self-concept. No matter the quality of work that was done, the adults told the children they had done well. This began over 25 years ago on the West Coast and has now spread across our nation. Our children are growing up not knowing what a “good job” really is. I have witnessed these changes over the course of my educational career. There are ways of combating this situation we now find ourselves in but it will take everyone’s efforts to do so. As adults, we owe it to our children and ourselves to raise and educate our children so they can truly be successful in their lifetimes. /s/ Gale Patterson Wall, SD
Ora Kieffer, age 95, of Midland, S.D., died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Philip Nursing Home. Ora Elaine Sheely was born November 9, 1916, near Midland, the daughter of Joseph Spencer and Mayme (Schilling) Sheely. Her mother died from influenza in 1918, and Ora and her brothers lived with her uncle and aunt, Anthony and Myrtle (Sheely) Alcock. She attended school at the Little
Baccalaureate service planned at Concordia Lutheran Church
A Baccalaureate Service will be held for any graduating Kadoka Area School senior or eighth grader at Concordia Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 20, at 10:00 a.m. All graduating seniors and eighth graders are welcome!
Doris Sherburne_________________________________
Services for Doris Sherburne, Gillette, Wyo., formerly of Kadoka, S.D., were held May 16, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in with Gillette Pastor Joel Wright officiating. Interment followed at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Mrs. Sherburne, age 92, passed away at the Pioneer Manor on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Doris Marian Elliott was born May 22, 1919 at Frederick to George and Mary Elliott. She graduated from Barnard Consolidated High School at Barnard in 1937. Doris received her bachelor of science degree in education from Northern State University at Aberdeen in 1941. She taught in the High School in Howard for two years and then spent a year in California doing office work at a manufacturing plant in Sunnyvale. On July 12, 1944, she married John H. Sherburne at Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls, Texas. She then worked in offices or had teaching positions as they moved to various military posts during John's time in the Army Air Corps during World War 11. In 1946, after John’s honorary discharge, they moved to Belvidere where Doris taught in the Belvidere High School. After a couple years there, they made the decision to move to the family farm where they lived until 1982 when she and John retired to Kadoka. She taught several years at the Wanblee Public School and Wanblee Day Schools. She and John had a very special, loving marriage for 50 years. Doris was a member of the Wanblee Ladies Aid, served on the county library board for many years and was a 4-H leader. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star where she served as a Past Worthy Matron. She also belonged to the Tri County Senior Citizens organization. She organized community fundraising card parties for the American Heart Association for many years. Doris loved to garden and always had the best vegetables and beautiful flowers. She enjoyed playing cards, reading, sewing, quilting, baking and crocheting. Each of her children and grandchildren received one of her beautiful crocheted afghans. Doris always had many wonderful Scottish-Irish sayings which delighted her grandchildren. She was a marvelous cook and enjoyed collecting and reading cookbooks. There was always room for one more around her table and always cookies in the cookie jar. Doris is survived by four sons, Richard John (Bonnita) Sherburne of Omaha, Neb., Andrew George (Lana) Sherburne of Ft. Collins, Colo., Bruce Lee (Sally) Sherburne of Sioux Falls, and James Elliott (Marla) Sherburne of Kirksville, Mo.; two daughters, Sandra Kay (Dave) Olsen of Gillette, Wyo., and Susan Mary (Earland) Thompson of Riverton, Wyo.; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean Rahja of Aberdeen; two sisters-in-law, Mabel Clark of Armour and Isabelle Jacobson of Pierre; and many nieces and nephews, as well as other relatives and friends. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, John; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Betty Elliott; a sister, Evelyn Elliott; a brother-in-law, Gilbert Rahja; and two nephews, William Elliott Jr., and Todd VanDerWerff. Memorial and condolences can be sent in her name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th St. Gillette, Wyoming 82716 or condolences via the Internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.
Meals for the Elderly
Monday, May 21 Fish portions, augratin potatoes, sliced beets, muffin and apricots. Tuesday, May 22 Cook’s Training Eat at Jigger’s Wednesday, May 23 Cook’s Training Eat at Jigger’s Thursday, May 24 Swedish meatballs, buttered noodles, peas, fruit juice, bread and pears. Friday, May 25 Chicken filet on a bun with lettuce, oven browned potato wedges, coleslaw and lemon bar.
To the editor: Emergency Medical Technicians in South Dakota spend days, nights and weekends responding to medical emergencies in their communities. Some 80 percent of the EMTs in the state are volunteers, and generally they are among the first people to respond to an accident or other emergency or disaster. Their work demands commitment and sacrifice, not only from the EMT but also from family members who support that first responder. EMTs do the job because they believe in their communities and the people who live in those
communities. The week of May 20-26, Emergency Medical Services Week, is set aside to honor the EMTs who are dedicated to saving lives on medicine’s front lines. Because of their efforts, South Dakota is a safer and better place to live, work and raise families. Please join me in thanking them for the life-saving work they do. Danny Hayes Director State Office of Emergency Medical Services Pierre, S.D. 57501
Hunter safety class May 19
The annual spring hunter safety course put on by Kit Graham will be held Saturday, May 19, at the Philip Ambulance Service building. The course will run from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. It is sponsored by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks department. Lunch will be provided by Branch 85 National Mutual Benefit. Parents can get more information and register their children by contacting Graham in person at his office in the Haakon County Courthouse or by calling 859-3850 or 859-2325. Signed permission slips must be turned in before the class begins. Parents are not required to stay while their sons or daughters are attending the course. The course is for youngsters ages 12 or older, but the course will accept 11-year-olds if their birthday is before the end of this year. Adults are more than welcome to also attend. Upon successfully completing the course that day, attendees will receive a hunters safety card. Other items will be distributed, such as orange hunter’s caps, upon the discretion of the SD GF&P. Successful completion of a Hunter Safety Course is required by law of every person under the age of 16 who wishes to hunt in South Dakota. The hunter safety course will be provided only twice in Haakon County this year – this spring in Philip and again this fall in Midland. The course teaches the safe handling of firearms, proper hunting ethics and more.
Ellsworth Air Force Base: 70 years of excellence
--by Senator John Thune On May 19th, 2012, Ellsworth Air Force Base will celebrate its 70th anniversary. From 1942 to present day, Ellsworth has served a vital role in protecting and preserving America’s freedom and liberty at home and abroad. Ellsworth has proudly served as the home of numerous elite aircraft units in our nation’s history, including the 28th Bomb Wing. Between May 18th-20th, Ellsworth will host several events to celebrate the base’s 70 years of contributions to our state and nation, including a dinner in which the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, General Norton A. Schwartz, will deliver an address. This is an exciting time for not only the Ellsworth base community, but for all South Dakotans. Throughout the years, thousands of pilots, navigators, radio operators, gunners, missile launch control facility personnel, and aircraft and missile maintenance personnel have served at Ellsworth, many risking their safety, and in some cases, paying the ultimate price for our freedom. Later this year, Ellsworth will also welcome a new mission with the addition of the 432ndAttack Squadron—a squadron that will remotely pilot MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicles. The men and women who have and continue to serve at Ellsworth are the best of the best, compiling some of the highest marks in national competitive readiness and maintenance exercises and competitions over the course of the base’s history. In addition to playing a vital role in defending the United States, Ellsworth has had a direct positive economic impact in South Dakota. The base serves as one of the largest employers in the state, employing over 5,000 people and producing more than $300 million in total estimated economic impact. Many of the surrounding communities also benefit from the economic impact of the base. While Ellsworth has endured uncertain periods throughout the years, it has always played an integral role in our nation’s defense strategy. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the United States Senate to ensure that Ellsworth’s contributions are recognized. I encourage all South Dakotans to take special note of Ellsworth’s important role throughout the past 70 years and to keep our brave military members in our thoughts and prayers as they continue to serve on our behalf.
Read 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 What words would you use to describe our society? Materialistic, sensual, impatient, indulgent, undisciplined--these are just a few. We're also a "have it now" Controlling Our Appetites culture. Satan specializes in presenting us with opportunities for instant gratification while promising us that indulging our appetites will bring us the satisfaction we seek. Human appetites, in themselves, are not sinful. In fact, they're God-given. However, because of our fleshly weaknesses, they need to be controlled. When our appetites rule us, we're in trouble. Paul likened the Christian life to that of athletes who are so focused on winning the race that they exercise self-control in every area of their lives. That's exactly how we're called to live, yet we lack the motivation, determination, and power to do so in our own strength. For this reason, we need to rely on the Holy Spirit within us. If we yield our lives to Him and step out in obedience to His promptings, we'll have the strength to say no when fleshly desires feel overpowering (Gal. 5:16). Another key to success is keeping our focus on the eternal instead of the temporal. Many decisions that seem mundane are in fact spiritually significant. Are you indulging an appetite that could result in the sacrifice of an imperishable reward in heaven? When the Enemy tempts us, he always tries to keep our attention on our desire and the pleasure of indulgence rather than on the eternal rewards and blessings we're forfeiting. Just remind yourself how quickly immediate gratification wanes and how long eternity lasts.
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Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
Temptations are all around us. Sometimes they’re hard to resist. Consider the bright idea I had the other day while sipping on some pomegranate juice. This is fairly potent stuff and needs to be sipped instead of gulped. Anyway, it occurred to me that it might be fun to substitute pomegranate juice for grape juice in the little cups for communion at church. The color of the two beverages is similar so it would be easy enough to pull off. A few raised eyebrows and the occasional startled look might be enjoyable to observe. Alas, such pranks are not in keeping with the solemnity of the situation so I had to discard the idea. It is also the time of year to buy plants for the yard and garden since seasonal greenhouses have popped up by the grocery and hardware stores and various other places. The temptation is to buy too much and have to take care of a zillion green things from now until frost this fall. Well, I restrained myself the other day and just bought a few geraniums for decoration and two large potted patio tomatoes. The tomatoes cost a bit over ten bucks apiece so were somewhat pricey, but I had two similar ones last year that almost made back their cost in produce. It somehow seemed like I really should have three instead of two this time around, but that impulse was satisfactorily stifled I’m happy to report. All that self-control, of course, might have been helped by the fact that only two of my favorite determinate variety were available and the rest would have grown huge and had to be repotted instead of being kept in their original pots. Sweets are another commodity that beckon many of us to overindulge. Chocolate-chip cookies come to mind. I just made a double batch of those for our branding, and I may have sampled a few more than strictly necessary to test for wholesomeness and flavor. I do adore a good chocolatechip cookie. Most weeks I also cook some goodies for the coffee time after church, and too much of that comes home with me if the good folks on Sunday don’t finish it off. I try to give most of the excess away, but I quite like some of the desserts and tend to drag them back home with me. Brownies, Rice-Krispie treats, and banana cake with peanut-butter creamcheese frosting might fall in that C o m latter category. puter games, too, can distract us from more worthy pursuits. I don’t know what the big attraction there is, but I have been known to sit looking at a flickering computer screen for longer than strictly necessary. It’s an enjoyable way to avoid doing such useful things as paying bills, washing dishes, or anything else you should be doing but would rather not. Fortunately for me, I am not attracted to intoxicating beverages. I don’t like the taste, and even small amounts of them tend to make my ears turn red and burn. Neither do I like losing control of my facilities. With my somewhat compulsive personality, this is probably just as well. I figure I have enough trouble acting sensibly on a good day without imbibing substances that have been known to make people act fairly silly. Neither does TV viewing do much for me at present. The news programs depress or upset me. Many of the so-called comedies are not particularly funny or else present a view of life that doesn’t match mine. Mysteries and dramas can be entertaining, but I seldom can get through them without being distracted and losing the concentration needed to really enjoy them. Sometimes I watch a movie on a CD since I can start and stop it if necessary to deal with other things, but regular hour or longer shows are more frustrating than enjoyable. Many times, as well, I flip through all hundredsome channels currently available, find nothing to catch my interest, and go read a book instead or practice the piano. Anyway, temptations are all around and have to be dealt with. I’d rather just drift along doing whatever comes to mind, but that isn’t always the best course. In other words, it looks like the struggle will have to continue between doing what I want and what I should do. Good luck in dealing with your own particular temptations, but especially watch out for tomato plants and chocolate-chip cookies. They are really hard to resist.
Other than that, Larry has been going to brandings fairly often and Joy is back to helping at 1880 Town. Until the summer help arrives, the local people are being kept fairly busy running the place. Jamie Dolezal and son Travis spent the weekend in Ft. Pierre visiting Jamie’s mom, Pam Sinkey. Besides it being Mother’s Day weekend, another draw was that Jamie’s sister, Amanda, was also there from Sioux Falls and had her two-week-old baby that needed quite a bit of holding and spoiling. John, meanwhile, attended a branding as he has been doing quite regularly of late. On Saturday, John and his dad, Larry, and Jamie’s dad, Kirby Schofield, helped with branding at Ted Vobr’s. Ronda Dennis went to Pierre with Jo and Jenny Johnston on Saturday; Larry and Rick went to Ted Vobr’s to help with branding. Sunday morning Jo planted flowers and Ronda planted her vegetable garden. Once the work was done, the two families, along with Mary Johnston, went fishing. Jory Rodgers will be done with school for the summer later this week. Before that, however, he will
go on a three-day school outing at Outlaw Ranch near Custer which will be partly a science field day. His mom, Jo, hopes he won’t get lost in the Hills. This weekend, Jory stayed with his aunt, Jamie, at Wasta. Jamie took him to an exhibition basketball game in Rapid City between the Denver Bronco team and the Rapid City Jaycees. Kenny and Wade Fox spent the weekend branding. Kenny helped Mark Williams on Friday and Jerry Grimes on Saturday. Wade helped Lyle O’Bryan on Friday and Ted Vobr on Saturday. Roxie, meanwhile, stayed home and did chores. Kenny said the brand board will meet this week. They had proposed raising the cattle inspection fee from eighty cents to a dollar per head, but that proposal has been tabled for now. A ten-cent raise is still a possibility, however. Syd Iwan, Ted Vobr and Jim Addison held their branding at the river ranch on Saturday and had a great day for it. The weather was excellent and things went well except, possibly, for a couple critters who refused to be rounded up and another that broke out. Over threedozen people turned out to help.
Norris News
June Ring • 462-6328
“Her children arise up and call her blessed…” Proverbs 31:28 Rev. Glenn Denke was in Pierre last Tuesday for the Circuit Pastors’ conference. Saturday he traveled to Valentine to visit Walt Heinert and to attend the reception for high school graduate, Titus Utecht. Last weekend Gary and Anne Heinert were in Sioux Falls to attend the premiere of the movie, “Yonder.” The Teal Family Band performed before the movie was shown Saturday, May 5 at the Washington Pavilion. The movie was filmed at the Sutton Ranch last summer. The film will be entered in more film festivals. Alex stars in the movie. Randy Heinert and sons, Lane and Ty, were also there for the event. Randy was here this weekend to attend the Todd County graduation on Saturday with his mother, Marilyn, and brother, Gary, and Anne. Troy Heinert’s son, TJ, was among the graduates. Guests at the Mother’s Day dinner at Gary and Anne Heinert’s were Marilyn and Randy Heinert. Kenda Huber and Jan Ring were busy going in several different directions Saturday making runs for parts, as the guys are busy planting corn. Dan Taft is recovering from the surgery on his hand and trying his best not to disturb his broken ribs too much. Susan and Dan hauled cattle last Monday to the sale in Philip. Wednesday Susan, Dan and Heather were in Rapid City for Dan’s check-up with his doctor and to get the stitches removed. Thursday morning they hauled cattle for Susan’s father, Alvin Simmons. That evening they were in White River for the fine arts and spring concert, in which Morgan took part. Friday Susan worked in the Belvidere Post Office, and Morgan was in the track meet at Kadoka. Saturday she was in a track meet again, this time in Presho. Sunday it was Taft’s cows who received special Mother’s Day treatment, as they turned them out to fresh pastures. Dorothy and Evan Bligh were in Wessington Springs on Sunday to visit Evan’s mother, Marjorie. Ed, Carol and Jesse Ferguson and Irene Kaufman attended the graduation ceremonies at WDT in Rapid City on Saturday. Cora’s husband, Scott Brickman, was top of the 40 graduates with a 4.0 GPA. After the graduation they joined Scott’s family for supper at the cabin where they were staying. They returned home that night. Sunday Irene’s daughters and spouses treated her to Mother’s Day dinner at the Pepper Mill in Valentine. Then they went to the greenhouses to garner some garden plants. Jason Lehman is home from college for the summer. Sunday he was home keeping tabs on the ranch as Blake and Amy drove to Rapid City to watch Patrick and team members in the region golf tournament. Harry and Jeanne Merchen were in Kadoka Wednesday for the funeral of Joyce Handcock. From there they continued on to Rapid City, in order to be there Thursday for the graduation of granddaughter Melissa Merchen (Steve’s daughter) from the Headlines School of Cosmetology. Friday they were in Wall for the wedding of Landon Stout to Kristy Heathershaw. Sunday they attended church in Kadoka, and then Tim and Tammy Merchen treated them to a cookout at their place. Jeanne received Mother’s Day phone calls from the rest of their children throughout the day. Grade school sports rally day is Wednesday in White River. The last day of school for the Norris students is May 25, when they may pick up their report cards. Jessie Ring was in Kadoka for the grade school track meet last Tuesday. Wednesday she took the children to Long Valley School and then continued on to Kadoka with Stephanie so she could ride the bus with the rest of the Kadoka Area School 4th grade students. Sharon went along with her to bring the vehicle back, as Jessie rode with the group as one of the chaperones. Since the guys were busy planting, Sharon kept Risa and Riley and fed them and Bruce lunch that day and Thursday. There were 29 4th graders and 10 adults that went to Mitchell on Wednesday and toured various places, including the Corn Palace. They stayed in Mitchell that night, and Thursday went to DeSmet and toured the Ingalls and Wilder homesteads, returning to Kadoka
Belvidere News
Syd Iwan • 344-2547
Betty Kusick was visited on Saturday by her daughters. Loretta Schreiber and her husband, Lawrence, came from Quinn, and Kathy Reasor and Gary came from Rapid City. They brought Mother’s Day gifts and all had a good day together. Mike and Misti Berg also came from Winner. On Sunday, Betty drove to Kadoka and had dinner with her son, Kenny, and family. Betty’s comment was, “What a wonderful Mother’s Day!” Bunny Green and Betty Kusick got together at Bunny’s one day last week for coffee and a visit. Wally Wells also came, brought the mail, and stayed for a bit. He is still running the gas station that is being geared up for the tourist season. His wife, Cheryll, has been helping her folks most of this year but is fairly determined to get back home shortly at least for a while. Floyd and Jane Iwan stopped in for an hour as well. On Sunday, son Gary called from Nevada with Mother’s Day wishes and said things were going fine and the weather was great. Son Vernie intended to come from Black Hawk and take Bunny out to dinner on Sunday, but Bunny said she’d rather he get some rest that day so he would be safer on Monday when he needed to do quite a bit of truck driving. They had a good visit on the phone. Daughter Darlene Wiedemer was planning to come and spend the day on Monday as a slightly delayed Mother’s Day visit. Russ and Gay Spinsby have been mowing the yard and spraying some fields lately. Their kids had to work this weekend so weren’t able to come. They called instead. Kathy Ireland heard from her kids by phone on Mother’s Day as well. She and Howie spent the day gardening, and got in quite a bit of it. They decided to wait a few days to plant the tomatoes, since it froze on Friday night. Howie had some thoughts of going fishing, but Kathy convinced him the garden had priority. After viewing a large hatch of tiny grasshoppers, Howie wasn’t too confident that the garden would be a big success. Crystal Paulson has finished teaching all her college classes although she still has some papers to correct and grades to turn in by Friday. After that, she will start getting ready for next year. This summer, daughter Davina is planning to come for a couple of weeks so her daughter, Keeghan, can attend Victory Center Bible Camp as she did last year and enjoyed. Crystal and her brother and his wife, Gary and April, have also scheduled a trip to the northern part of Minnesota to visit Marj and Marvin Street. On Tuesday, Crystal took her mom, Dolores Obr, to Rapid City for a doctor appointment as a follow up to Dolores’ recent cataract eye surgery. Things are going well, and Dolores has close to 20/20 vision for distance viewing. Close up isn’t as good yet, but new glasses are expected to help a lot and will be prescribed after the next appointment in a week or so. Lonny Johnston has been doing some farming this week as well as attending brandings. He prefers the cattle work but said the other has to be done as well. Larry and Joy Dolezal traveled west this weekend, picked up granddaughter, Sarah DeVries, and toured the mammoth-dig site at Hot Springs. Next weekend they expect to be in Belle Fourche to watch their granddaughter, Kayla Nemec, graduate from high school.
that evening. Sunday June Ring was a guest at the Mother’s Day brunch at Bruce and Jessie’s. The foster children’s mother, Lisa, came to visit, and later that afternoon, Jessie and the kids took her home and also visited Grandma Aggie in Rosebud and Grandma Loretta in St. Francis. Jessie received calls from her three children in Cresco, IA on Sunday. Debbie Ring was home for the weekend. John Donavon from Sioux Falls is also a visitor at the Robert Ring home, as he came out for some hunting. He brought some fish with him, so they had a fish fry Friday with Torey, Jeremy and Tyler as guests. Sunday Debbie, Torey, Linda, Jeremy and Tyler were guests for Mother’s Day dinner. Linda took the day off from the post office Tuesday and watched the K-5 track meet at Kadoka. Lori Schmidt is busy winding up the school year with her students. Their last day of class is May 18, but the teachers go all the next week, and then Tuesday and Wednesday after Memorial Day. Cheyenne, Orlana and July were in White River to see Jace’s work in the fine arts display and listen to the spring concert Thursday evening. July’s class in Norris had a field trip to Rapid City last week. Kirby Krogman is home from college in Chadron. He was home in time to help with the branding, which was done around the rain showers Saturday, May 5. This past Saturday, Louann was in Chadron for her course. Sunday she received flowers and planters from her children, and help in the yard from Kirby. There was a teachers’ appreciation cookout on Wednesday in White River. Richard and Noreen Krogman traveled to Omaha for Noreen’s Mother’s Day treat to go visit Mike and Kay and their twins, Grace and Graedon. Cliff and Elaine Krogman headed east to St. Paul, MN, to visit the Post family, and to attend Jennifer’s graduation, where she was awarded her master’s degree. The Master Gardeners met at the home of Noma Sazama in Mission Saturday. It was also their annual birthday party. Last Friday the movie, “The Help” was shown at the museum. June Ring flew to Texas April 13, and was picked up by Rachel and twins Michael and Matthew. Saturday they met Marcus halfway, and he took June on to Shreveport, Louisiana for the baptism of Lawrence Robert Ring the next day. Sponsors were Kristy’s sister Memory and Kristy’s friend, Alyssa. Memory and family left Sunday afternoon to return to their home in Indiana, and Alyssa flew back to Ft. Wayne on Tuesday. June stayed for three weeks to help
out and to spoil the baby as much as they’d let her. Thursday, May 3, Marcus had a pastor’s conference in Dallas, and the whole family went along. Meantime, Michael had fallen from a tree when a branch broke, and fractured two bones in his left forearm. Complications from the serious breaks had him ending up in the hospital for over a week, so June’s flight home was changed to a week later, as she stayed in the hospital with Michael or at home with Matthew, to get him to the bus to ride to school, while Rachel kept her office appointments. Michael was released from the hospital Thursday evening and June flew home Friday. Saturday June was able to resume her Saturday luncheons with Maxine Allard. That afternoon she was in Valentine for the high school graduation and attended the reception for Titus Utecht afterward at their family home. Sunday morning Maxine had a nice surprise as son Stanley and grandson Patrick paid her a visit for Mother’s Day. They did some errands for her around the place and then headed back to Rapid City. Jim and Marjorie Letellier arrived to give Maxine and Pam Allard a ride in for church, and then took them home afterward, supplied with some food for their lunch. Maxine had calls from son Bruce in California and grandson Jason Ladegaard from Connecticut. Tamara Pier also called her to visit. Andrea Beckwith and Julie Letellier of Kilgore met up with James and Marjorie Letellier in White River Friday evening and the foursome traveled to Sunshine Bible Academy for their spring concert. The Letellier grandchildren, Beaver, Jade and Jakki Burma, and DJ and Cassie Beckwith, all performed in the patriotic program titled “God Bless America.” Saturday the James Letellier’s and all four daughters along with several grandchildren enjoyed the track meet in Kadoka. DJ and Cassie Beckwith are on the track team for Sunshine Bible. On the way home, Marjorie Anne stopped at Jigger’s to wish her dear friend, Wanda Swan, a happy birthday. What a celebration! Every lady present was given a corsage as she came through the door. It was great to see such a lovely gathering of friends and relatives there for a dear lady who had done nothing but give of herself to the community all these years. She certainly deserved a special day in her honor. “Happy birthday, Wanda!” That evening, when James and Marjorie got home, their whole family was there and a cookout was already in the works. It was a lovely evening for it, too. Sunday, Mother’s Day, the James Letellier’s were among the many enjoying dinner at Jigger’s in Kadoka. Marjorie states that she will remember this Mother’s Day weekend for a long time!
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tended the open house at Tammy and Brett Prangs’. Word was received in Kadoka this week of the death of Doris Sherburne, 92, in Gillette, WY. Doris died on May 13 and services were held in Gillette on Wednesday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. with burial in the National Cemetery near Sturgis at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday. She and her husband, John, were long time residents of Kadoka and she taught school in both Belvidere and Wanblee. The Walker Funeral Home in Gillette was in charge of the services. Sympathy is extended to her family and friends. Larry and Jan Miller, Pat Kozlik and Lyle and Ruth Klundt had Mother’s Day dinner at Cedar Pass, near Interior on Sunday. They enjoyed a trip through the Badlands and ice cream in Wall before coming home. Florence Hogen’s four children all spent Mother’s Day with her on Sunday. Phil and Marty of Rapid City, Randi and Don Oyan, Baxter and Diane and family and Cash and Julie of Pierre enjoyed dinner with their mother at Cedar Pass Lodge and Restaurant. Larry and Alvina Parkinson went to the Jeff Parkinson home in Rock Rapids, IA last week and accompanied him to Sioux City, IA, to attend graduation exercises at Morningside College. Jeff ’s daughter, Jaime, was a member of the graduating class. On Friday night they attended Baccalaureate services and on Saturday attended graduation. Jaime graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. The Parkinsons and Jeff returned to Rock Rapids Saturday night and returned home on Sunday. Jaime left Monday on a ten-day trip to Italy with members of the college chorus and band. They will be performing at a number of sites in the country. Jackson County Legion Auxiliary met on Thursday, May 10 for the last meeting before the summer recess. Delegate and alternate names were sent in to department for the convention which will be held in Watertown on June 15, 16 and 17. Poppy Day was set for Wednesday, May 23, with volunteers distributing poppies on Main Street. Four more large quilts were given to veterans at Ft. Meade during the month. A sympathy card was sent to the family of Ethel Woodruff, a long-time member of the Auxiliary. A donation was given to the Save the Pearl committee. It was decided that the same officers will serve again for the year 201213. The next meeting will be held in September.
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Kadoka Nursing Home
Kenton & Angela McKeehan • 837-2270
Ken and Karen Toews led the residents in worship on Sunday afternoon. Ken wrapped up the series that he has been teaching on, The Lord's Prayer. It was an excellent study that the residents found enjoyable and enlightening. Ruth Klundt enjoyed frequent visits with her spouse, Lyle. On Sunday, Harold Schnee was delighted to visit with old friends from Hermosa, SD, Rodger and Rose Bucholz. Carol and Doyle LaBau came to see Dad on Sunday. Polly Kujawa accompanied Jim Kujawa to church on Sunday. She enjoyed a nice stroll one day with Jim when the weather was especially pleasant. Lois Pettyjohn and Father Bryan held Mass for the residents on Monday morning. Mary Bull Bear enjoyed many guests this week including Nevaeh, Carsyn, and Trinity Pierce; her daughter, Sonia; Marlin and Jacob Garrett; and Trisha Apple. Shorty Ireland spent time with his daughter, Connie, and son-inlaw, Sieg Hilso, on Tuesday. Winona Carson visited with her son, Ron, and daughter-in-law, Renate Carson, on Wednesday. Several of the residents and Angela McKeehan got a start on the garden on Wednesday. We planted flowers in the planters out front and some cucumber seeds in the patio garden. The After School Program students came for a good time of crafts and fun on Wednesday. They made some big, beautiful flowers to decorate the residents' rooms. Thank you, kiddos! On Friday, Cathy Ireland and a group of the residents worked together to make a special treat for everyone, homemade strawberry jam! Alice Wilmarth had special out of town guests this week as her daughter, Lib, and son-in-law, Mike Thomas, were here to see her. Patty Patterson had a good visit with her daughter,, Tammy Carlson, on Saturday. Lola Joyce Riggins came by to visit with several of her friends here in the nursing home.
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Lib and Mike Thomas arrived in Kadoka last week to help her mom, Alice Wilmarth, celebrate Mother’s Day. On Sunday they and Kenny and Cindy Wilmarth enjoyed dinner at Cedar Pass. Alice also had celebrated her birthday on May 3. Mike and Lib planned to leave for their Aiken, SC, home earlier this week. A large crowd of relatives and friends filled the Kadoka auditorium for the funeral of Joyce Handcock which was held on Wednesday, May 9. Among the many out-oftown relatives were Leslie and Thelma Handcock, who now live in Rapid City. Joyce will be missed in both the Long Valley and Kadoka communities. Betty and Dave Rasmussen of Broken Arrow, OK, arrived in Kadoka on Saturday to surprise her mother, Wanda Swan, who celebrated her birthday on the 13th and to also spend Mother’s Day with her. Wanda was the honored guest at a birthday party at Jigger’s on Saturday afternoon with many of her family and friends attending. Lila Whidby, along with her two sisters, Lola and Lois, helped organized the party for their aunt. On Mother’s Day the Rasmussens, Wanda and Sydne Lenox went to Cedar Pass for dinner, drove through the Badlands and had coffee at Wall Drug before returning to Kadoka. Betty and Dave left for their home on Tuesday. While at the Wall Drug, they visited briefly with Florence Gropper, her daughter, Sandy Otis and husband from Thornton, CO. They will be visiting with Florence until Friday when they plan to return to Colorado. Beth (Jeffords) Boersma brought her mom, Marj Jeffords, down from Rapid City on Friday to help Marj’s sister, Wanda Swan, celebrate her birthday. Beth also was accompanied by Carolyn (Terkildsen) McGinley who visited her family, Tom and Tootie Terkildsen and Jim and Arlene Kujawa while here. Beth and Carolyn also got to spend some time with their former classmate, Lib Wilmarth, who was visin Kadoka. Carolyn iting celebrated with her parents at an early Mother’s Day supper before the ladies returned to Rapid City Saturday night. Tim and Carmen Huffman left Friday night for Wessington Springs where they spent two nights at the home of their son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Casey Huffman. On Saturday they all went to Madison to help Keith Huffman move into a new apartment. On Sunday Tim and Carmen enjoyed a Mother’s Day dinner with her mom, Dorothy Houska, her brother and family and her sister near Pukwana before returning to Kadoka. Geraldine Allen and Janis Perkins drove to Wyoming on Friday to attend the funeral of Wilma Tope’s father-in-law. Wilma is a daughter of Geraldine and Janis’ sister. Her father-in-law died as a result of a car accident earlier in the week. On Saturday Geraldine and Janis attended high school graduation exercises in Martin. Her granddaughter, Shayla Allen, was one of the graduates. Hellen and Vernon Uhlir met Laurie and Ted Pettyjohn in Wall on Mother’s Day and enjoyed breakfast together. That afternoon the Uhlirs went to the open house at the Incredible Metal Gallery south of Kadoka. Over 80 people at-
School board offers contracts
Continued from front page The Midland School lunch contract was offered to Aimee Block for the 2012-2013 school year at $4.10 per reimbursable meal, $0.65 seconds, and $5.00 per day for the preparation of the fresh fruits and vegetables program. Resignation letters were read and excepted, with regret, from Tim Hagedorn, Chelsea Christians, Anthony Raaphorst, Cassy Raaphorst, Elizabeth Kruse, Alecia Fortune, Jessica Dux and Matt Plaggemeyer. All resignations are effective at the end of their contracts, except Plaggemeyer’s, which is effective on June 15. Aaron Noteboom did not sign and/or return his contract. The board approved the AT&T Aspire Local High School Impact Initiative grant application as presented. The district has no monetary or in-kind obligations, and if awarded, the district could received $305,998.58. The board entered into executive session at 9:30 p.m. for personnel matters and returned to open session at 11:00 p.m. Motions carried to offer a contract to Pam Bonenberger for summer services, not to exceed 40 hours, at the rate of $27.89 per hour, to Dana Eisenbraun for summer services, not to exceed 100 hours, at the rate of $26.70 per hour, to Mark Reiman and Joan Enders for summer computer cleaning at the rate of $500 each, and to offer extra curricular contracts to certified staff. Other action the board: •Adopted the policy renewal from ASBSD for worker’s compensation and property liability; •Conducted the second reading on the policy addressing the issue of board members voting when members are recused due to a conflict; •Cast a yes vote on the SDHSSA ballot amendment concerning open enrollment transfers; •Approved the budget supplement resolution #33-01-0512 in the amount of $5,683 for a certification bonus. --by Robyn Jones
Newspapers, main source of local info
South Dakotans turn to newspapers first for local news and information, as well as information about where to shop locally, according to a recent statewide survey of 500 adults. South Dakota newspapers outpace all other media as the number one source for local news. The state’s 119 weeklies and 11 dailies also are the first place South Dakotans go for local retail advertising information. The random phone survey of 500 adults was completed in late 2011 by Pulse Research of Portland, Ore. The survey was commissioned by South Dakota Newspaper Association. “Newspapers supply the trusted content, both news and advertising, readers are looking for,” said SDNA President Lucy Halverson, publisher of the Lyman County Herald, Presho. “Newspapers in South Dakota are an integral part of their community and will continue to be well into the future.” South Dakota daily and weekly newspapers and their websites are the number one source for local news and information for more than two-thirds of the adults who participated in the Pulse Research survey. Almost half of the survey respondents said they look to newspapers first for local retail advertising information, far outpacing all other media choices. Among some of the other key responses from the statewide survey – 74 percent of South Dakotans read their local newspaper. At least two adults per household read each issue of South Dakota newspapers. When asked about the credibility and believability of information they read in newspapers, South Dakotans ranked their local newspapers higher than in previous years when the same survey question was asked. The average age of South Dakotans who read newspapers is 45. Almost two-thirds of South Dakota newspaper readers have at least some level of post-secondary education. The average household income of South Dakota newspaper readers is $59,458. Sixty percent are married. Pulse Research, Inc., completed 500 phone interviews with South Dakota adults between October 2431, 2011. Every South Dakota county was represented in the phone survey. South Dakota Newspaper Association, founded in 1882 and based in Brookings, represents 130 weekly and daily newspapers with a total readership of more than 600,000.
Saturday, June 2 Call the Kadoka Press to list your sale! DEADLINE for advertising is Wed., May 23.
Poppy Day, May 23
The poem, “In Flanders Field”, written in 1915 by Col. John McCrae, brings to mind the battlefields of World War I, when weary soldiers brought home the memory of a barren landscape transformed by wild poppies, red as the blood that soaked the soil, the poppy became a symbol of the sacrifice of lives in war, and called on the hope that none had died in vain. American Legion Auxiliary volunteers will distribute the familiar red, handcrafted poppies honoring America’s war dead on Wednesday, May 23, in Kadoka, designated as Poppy Day by Jackson County Unit 27. The annual event pays tribute to those veterans who have died in past wars. It also honors the millions of Americans who have willingly served their country. All proceeds of the distribution are used for the benefit of veterans and their families. The memorial poppy is never sold, but given in exchange for a contribution. Each nine-piece poppy is made by veterans in Auxiliary-sponsored poppy shops that supplement physical and psychological therapy need by hospitalized veterans. Kadoka’s poppies are made in the veterans’ facilities in Hot Springs. The Auxiliary provides the materials and the volunteers. The veteran makes the poppy and is paid a small amount for the painstakingly-made flower. The American Legion and Auxiliary can trace its poppy days back to November 1918, when Mona Michael was so moved by Col. McCrae’s poem that she wrote a response: “The blood of heroes never dies, but lends a luster to the red, of the flower that blooms above the dead, In Flanders Field.” She spearheaded a campaign that would result in the adoption of the poppy as the national symbol of sacrifice. Please be one of the many who proudly wear a poppy over the Memorial Day weekend.
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Summer school program starts on June 4
Attention Parents: If you would like your child to attend the Kadoka or Wanblee 21st CCLC Summer program, please fill out the enrollment forms that were sent home with your child and return them to school by May 17. If you need new forms or have any questions, please call Annette VanderMay at 488-0188. Summer program starts Monday, June 4!
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The City of Kadoka and the Horizons Committee are working together to help you clean up Kadoka!
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Free dumping at rubble site
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The Kadoka Area School District will be destroying special eduction student records that are in excess of five (5) years old on May 23, 2012. If a parent would like obtain the file of their child, please come to the school prior to May 23, 2012 to obtain their records.
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Horizons is willing to help with small projects. Please call prior to make arrangements if you have a project and need assistance. Call Patty at 837-2229 or Jackie at 837-2200 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Triple Crown High School Rodeo results
The annual Triple Crown High School Rodeo was held Friday and Saturday, May 4-5 in Kadoka and Sunday, May 6, in Burke. Day one
Pole bending: 1st Mazee Pauley, Wall 22.445; 2nd Kristi Steffes, Sturgis 22.568; 3rd Jessica Olson, Winner 22.839; 4th Breanna Clementson, Keystone 23.176 Bareback: 1st Tate Cowan, Ft. Pierre 60 Steer wrestling: 1st Ty Ollerich, Hartford 5.38; 2nd Layne Livermont, Martin 5.47; 3rd Blake Boysen, Sioux Falls 6.52; 4th Bailey Long, Enning 6.62 Breakaway: 1st Tanya Talsma, Iona 3.29; 2nd Bailey Tibbs, Ft. Pierre 3.46; 3rd Kaeloni Parmely, New Underwood 3.49; 4th Hanna Hostutler, Midland 3.92 Goat tying: 1st Cedar Jandreau, Kennebec 8.93; 2nd Bree Albers, Hartford 9.01; 3rd Annie Fulton, Miller 10.11; 4th tie Shayla Allen, Martin and Jessica Olson, Winner 10.42 Saddle bronc: 1st Tayte Clark, Meadow 61; 2nd Cody McGee, Burke 54; 3rd Culley Tobin, Wessington Springs 51 Team roping: 1st Clint Stangle, Caputa and Jace Philipsen, New Underwood 11.98; 2nd Drew Cowan, Highmore and Jhett Williams, Faith 12.91; 3rd Alex Smiley, Kadoka and Brice Carmichael, Meadow 14.36: 4th Casey Henineger, Ft. Pierre and Jason Hapney, Harrold 14.5 Tie down roping: 1st Jake Fulton, Valentine, NE 13.19; 2nd Cody Pekron, Hot Springs 13.78; 3rd Lathan Lauing, Oral 14.38; 4th Eliot Hight, White River 15.36 Barrel racing: 1st Hallie Fulton, Miller 17.211; 2nd Annie Fulton, Miller 17.212; 3rd K. Steffes, Sturgis 17.303; 4th Katie Lensegrav, Interior 17.563 Bull riding: 1st Jake Etzkorn, Pierre 71; 2nd Riley Page, Colton 56; 3rd Chasen Cole, Hermosa 53 Boys cutting: 1st Drew Cowan, Highmore 69.5; 2nd Herbie O’Daniel, Kadoka 69; 3rd True Buchholz, Kadoka 68; 4th Klay O’Daniel, Kadoka 63 Girls cutting: 1st Erin Kenzy, Iona 74; 2nd Kailee Webb, Isabel 73; 3rd K. Steffes, Sturgis 72.5; 4th Georgia Edoff, Hermosa 72 Pole bending: 1st A. Fulton, Miller 21.518; 2nd Rayel Livermont, Martin 22.472; 3rd K. Steffes, Sturgis 22.595; 4th Mazee Pauley, Wall 22.898 Bareback: 1st T. Cowan, Ft. Pierre 66; 2nd Chance Englebert, Burdock 63 Steer wrestling: 1st J. Williams, Faith 4.14; 2nd Ty Batie, Black Hawk 4.54; 3rd T. Cowan, Ft. Pierre 5.01; 4th D. Cowan, Highmore 5.33 Breakaway: 1st A. Fulton, Miller 6.21; 2nd B. Tibbs, Ft. Pierre 13.37; 3rd Elsie Fortune, Scenic 13.52; 4th Jordan Tierney, Oral 15.01 Goat tying: 1st K. Lensegrav, Interior 10.02; 2nd H. Fulton, Miller 10.65; 3rd Allie Simons, Aberdeen 10.96; 4th Tawny Barry, Carter 11.14 Saddle bronc: 1st Cody Pekron, Hot Springs 65; 2nd T. Clark, Meadow 63; 3rd Tanner Simons, Miller 49 Team roping: 1st D. Cowan, Miller and J. Williams, Faith 8.2; 3rd Reece Wientjes, Mobridge and Pierce Wientjes, Mobridge 9.58; 3rd K. O’Daniel, Kadoka and Samuel Bolden, Oglala 11.48; 4th Lane Blasius, Wall and Rolly Fortune, Scenic 12.45 Tie down roping: 1st D. Cowan, Miller 11.28; 2nd Cody Pekron, Hot Springs 13.82; 3rd Lee Sivertson, Ree Heights 15.39; 4th Dallas Bergeson, Sioux Falls 15.59 Barrel racing: 1st A. Fulton, Miller 16.797; 2nd H. Fulton, Miller 17.439; 3rd J. Tierney, Oral 17.57; 4th K. Steffes, Sturgis 17.961 Bull riding: 1st Miles Englebert, Edgemont 65; 2nd J. Etzkorn, Pierre 61; 3rd Treavor Easton, Wessington Springs 60 Boys cutting: 1st D. Cowan, Highmore 73; 2nd Cort Baker, Hermosa 69; 3rd K. O’Daniel, Kadoka 69; 4th H. O’Daniel, Kadoka 68 Girls cutting: 1st E. Kenzy, Iona 73; 2nd K. Steffes, Sturgis 71.5; 3rd Marti Herber, Kadoka 70; 4th G. Edoff, Hermosa 70 Pole bending: 1st Brianna Clemetons, Keystone 22.456; 2nd K. Steffes, Sturgis 22.616; 3rd H. Hostutler, Midland 22.779; 4th K. Lensegrav, Interior 22.867 Bareback: 1st C. Englebert, Burdock 71; 2nd T. Cowan, Ft. Pierre 62 Steer wrestling: 1st J. Fulton,
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Western Great Plains Track held in Kadoka
The West Great Plains Conference track meeet was held in Kadoka on Thursday, May 10. Boys Events 100 Meter Dash 6th Wyatt Enders 12.2 200 Meter Dash 5th True Buchholz 25.7 400 Meter Dash 3rd Sean Ireland 54.5 4th Sam Pretty Bear 54.8 800 Meter Run 5th Brady Sudbeck 2:32 6th Bobby Anderson 2:34.6 7th AJ Bendt 2:37.4 1600 Meter Run 5th Bobby Anderson 5:42.1 8th Paul Kary 5:56.4 3200 Meter Run 6th Bobby Anderson 12:31.6 8th Paul Kary 12:57.6 110 Meter Hurdles 3rd Chandlier Sudbeck 18.3 300 Meter Hurdles 2nd Chandlier Sudbeck 42.9 4x100 Meter Relay 5th Kadoka 48.7 4x200 Meter Relay 4th Kadoka 1:43.5 4x400 Meter Relay 4th Kadoka 3:46.3 4x800 Meter Relay 1st Kadoka 9:01.0
Kenar VanderMay, Brady Sudbeck Wyatt Enders, True Buchholz
Day two
Valentine, NE, 5.02; 2nd B. Boysen, Sioux Falls 7.1; 3rd B. Carmichael, Meadow 7.74; 4th C. Christensen, Colton 7.82 Breakaway: 1st CY Christensen, Kennebec 2.66; 2nd C. Jandreau, Kennebec 2.98; 3rd Brooke Nelson, Philip 4.07; 4th Schae Hanson, Burke 5.04 Goat tying: 1st Maggie Heiberger, Colton 9.09; 2nd Chasney Nagel, Avon 9.42; 3rd A. Fulton, Miller 10.05; 4th Allie Simons, Aberdeen 10.67 Saddle bronc: 1st Tucker Whitney, Iona 56 Team roping: 1st B. Williams, Faith and Layne Livermont, Martin 6.26; 2nd K. O’Daniel, Kadoka and S. Bolden, Oglala 6.27; 3rd C. Heninger, Ft. Pierre and J. Hapney, Harrold 9.51; 4th A. Fulton, Miller and Wyatt Fulton, Miller 11.00 Tie down roping: 1st J. Hapney, Harrold 12.79; 2nd J. Fulton, Valentine, NE 15.35; 3rd D. Bergeson, Sioux Falls 18.77; 4th Brice Carmichael, Meadow 21.70 Barrel racing: 1st H. Fulton, Miller 16.479; 2nd K. Steffes, Sturgis 16.504; 3rd A. Fulton, Miller 16.565; 4th Bailey Tibbs, Ft. Pierre 16.829 Bull riding: 1st Casey Reder, Philip 66 Boys cutting: 1st D. Cowan, Highmore 72; 2nd K. O’Daniel, Kadoka 69; 3rd tie C. Baker, Hermosa 65, T. Cowan, Ft. Pierre 65, T. Buchholz, Kadoka 65 Girls cutting: 1st E. Kenzy, Iona 70; 2nd H. Fulton, Miller 69; 3rd Tyann Steckelberg, Wolsey 65; 4th J. Olson, Winner 64 Pole bending: K. Steffes, Sturgis Bareback: T. Cowan, Ft. Pierre Steer wrestling: B. Boysen, Sioux Falls Breakaway: A. Fulton, Miller Goat tying: A. Simons, Aberdeen Saddle bronc: T. Whitney, Iona Team roping: K. O’Daniel, Kadoka, and Bolden, Oglala Tie down: J. Fulton, Valentine, NE Barrel racing: A. Fulton, Miller Bull riding: J. Etzkorn, Pierre Boys cutting: D. Cowan, Highmore Girls cutting: E. Kenzy, Iona
1600 Meter run.
Tia Carlson …
wins the
400 Meter Dash 1st Tia Carlson 1:01.2 7th Shaley Herber 1:07.2 8th Kwincy Ferguson 1:09.0 800 Meter Run 1st Tia Carlson 2:24.6 4th Tess Byrd 2:38.0 5th Shaley Herber 2:41.5 1600 Meter Run 1st Tia Carlson 5:25.5 4th Scout Sudbeck 6:06.0 3200 Meter Run 1st Tia Carlson 12:27.8 4th Scout Sudbeck 12:16.8 7th Rebekkah Kary 15:24.4 100 Meter Hurdles 3rd Marti Herber 18.7 5th Myla Pierce 19.6 300 Meter Hurdles 5th Marti Herber 54.1 4x100 Meter Relay 2nd Kadoka 55.9 4x200 Meter Relay 2nd Kadoka 1:57.5 4x400 Meter Relay 2nd Kadoka 1:57.5 4x800 Meter Relay 1st Kadoka 10:32.1
Taylor Merchen, Gusti Terkildsen, Dentiny Dale, Kwincy Ferguson
Tess Byrd, Gusti Terkildsen, Destiny Dale, Victoria Letellier
Kenar VanderMay, Brady Sudbeck Wyatt Enders, True Buchholz
Tess Byrd, Victoria Letellier, Kwincy Ferguson, Shaley Herber
Sam Pretty Bear, Chandlier Sudbeck, True Buchholz, Sean Ireland
Three day average
1600 Sprint Medley 3rd Kadoka 4:56.2
Tess Byrd, Victoria Letellier, Scout Sudbeck, Shaley Herber
1600 Sprint Medley 1st Kadoka 3:52.1
K. VanderMay, C. Sudbeck, S. Pretty Bear, S. Ireland
Sean Ireland, Sam Pretty Bear, Brady Sudbeck, Clint Stout
Day three
places 6th in long jump.

Shot Put 1st Logan Ammons 43-10.00 Discus 2nd Logan Ammons 145-03 Girls Events 100 Meter Dash 6th Taylor Merchen 14.4 7th Kate Rasmussen 14.5 200 Meter Dash 5th Victoria Letellier 29.3
Discus 6th Mackenzie Word 70-05 7th Racheal Shuck 66-03 High Jump 5th Raven Jorgensen 4-03 Long Jump 1st Kate Rasmussen 15-01.0 2nd Gusti Terkildsen 14-04.5 6th Raven Jorgensen 13-.8.0 Triple Jump 3rd Gusti Terkildsen 29-01.5 7th Raven Jorsengsen 26-08.5 Pole Vault 4th Jerica Coller 6-09.0
Destiny Dale, Marti Herber, Kwincy Ferguson, Scout Sudbeck
True Buchholz in steer wrestling …
had a little tough luck when he was unable to lock his arm around the steer.
with a score of 63.
Klay O’Daniel in cutting … placed 4th in Kadoka on Friday
--rodeo photos by Ronda Dennis
Chandlier Sudbeck … placed in both of the hurdle events.
--track photos by Ronda Dennis
Marti Herber in cutting … competes in the girls’ cutting event
during the rodeo on Friday, with a score of 69.
of 18.370.
Alex Smiley in breakaway roping … puts together a time
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KAHS Graduation …
May 17, 2012 • Kadoka Press • Page
2012 KAHS
Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 20
1:00 p.m. ~ Kadoka City Auditorium
Class Motto:
“Life isn't about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself."
George Bernard Shaw
Class Flower:
Gerber Daisy
Class Colors:
Nichole VanderMay
Black, Purple & White
Junior Ushers:
Tia Carlson
Kwincy Ferguson • Katie Lensegrav • Mariah Pierce • Kenar VanderMay
Jacob Addison
H & H Restaurant & Rodeway Inn
Ken & Cindy Wilmarth: 837-2287
Lorena Bettelyoun
Stroppel Inn & Creations Galore
Rueben & Pat Vollmer: 843-2802
Le’Anna Buxcel
Club 27
Lonny & Carrie Johnston: 837-2241
Tessara Byrd
Badlands Petrified Gardens
Bill Fugate: 837-2448
Kadoka Clinic
Phone: 837-2257
Miller’s Garbage & Laundromat
Larry & Jan Miller: 837-2698
America’s Best Value Inn
Phone: 837-2188
Hogen’s Hardware
Don & Randi Oyan: 837-2274
Kadoka Booster Club
Promoting Spirit
Peters Excavation
Brent Peters: 837-2945
Badlands Beauty Salon
Jan Miller: 390-4591
Discount Fuel
Mark & Tammy Carlson Phone: 837-2271
Rush Funeral Home
Philip • Wall • Kadoka Jack & DJ Rush: 859-2400
State Farm Ins.
Jan Hewitt: 859-2559
People’s Market
Rich & Shawna Bendt: 837-2232
Gene Christensen: 837-2281
Double H Feed & Supply
Ted & Arlene Hicks: 837-2976
Headlee Vet Clinic
Drs. Bill & Norma Headlee Kadoka: 837-2431 Philip: 859-2610
Midland Food & Fuel
Clint & Brenda Jensen: 843-2536
BankWest Insurance
Lori Waldron: 837-2277
Stadium Sports
Shelly Young • Mission, SD 1-888-502-3066
Hildebrand Steel & Concrete
Rich, Colleen & Haven Hildebrand
Off: 837-2621 • Rich/Cell: 431-2226 Haven/Cell: 490-2926
Ernie’s Building Center
Midland: 843-2871
Farmer’s Union Insurance
Donna Enders: 837-2144
J&S Restore
John & Sue Kaiser: 837-2376
Jigger’s Restaurant
Jerry & JoAnne Stilwell: 837-2000
Dr. B.L. Porch, DVM
Dr. Boyd Porch: 837-2697
Kadoka Gas & Go
Grant Patterson: 837-2350
Midwest Cooperative
Rod Knutson, Mgr: 837-2600
Groven’s Chemical
Rick Groven: 837-2550
Kadoka Press
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Oien Implement
West River Excavation
Craig & Diana Coller: 837-2690 Sauntee & Heidi Coller
KAHS Graduation …
May 17, 2012 • Kadoka Press • Page
Brandon Dale
Kassidy Ferguson
Sean Ireland
Laken Jorgensen
Eleanor Perkins
Alana Romero
Sonya Romero
Bryan Schofield
Sierra Sitting Up
Alexandria Smiley
Jace Sitting Up
Briana Stone
Kadoka Area 8th Grade Graduates
Bobby Anderson Desmond Bad Wound Rikki Bettelyoun Jerica Coller Karen Cross-Amiotte Dustin Enders Kyler Ferguson Kassie Hicks Elijah Hogen Steven Peters Shai Lamont Samone Last Horse Braden Letellier Victoria Letellier Tigh Livermont Waniyetu Marshall Matthew Pretty Bear Brittany Pumpkin Seed Allie Romero Scout Sudbeck Cami Uhlir Jarrett VanderMay Chelsea Waters Briaunna Williams Nathaniel WoodenKnife Keenan Zephier
A reception to honor the 8th grade graduates will be held in the annex following the ceremony.
Brady Sudbeck
Marty Waters
Insurance Statements …
May 10, 17 & 24, 2012 • Kadoka Press • Page
Insurance Statements …
May 10, 17 & 24, 2012 • Kadoka Press •
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$145,742.07 available in STP Funds for federal fiscal year 2012. Bennett moved, Stilwell seconded, that Jackson County approve and sign the SDDOT funding exchange agreement. Vicki Wilson informed the board that Zane Pettyjohn’s written resignation has been received, and requested authorization to pay his accrued leave. Bonenberger moved, Denke seconded, that accrued leave be paid to Zane Pettyjohn. Commissioner Bennett inquired as to whether action can be taken on a personnel matter if it is not on the agenda. It was determined that it could not. A bridge inspection work order to have Jackson County bridges inspected by Brosz Engineering was presented to the board. Bennett moved, Denke seconded, that the work order be approved and signed. published for public hearing on May 14, 2012. The General Fund cash analysis for March 31, 2012 showed an undesignated, unassigned fund balance of $205,945.32, which is 17.09% of the 2012 General Fund budget. The following bills from the files of the County Auditor were presented, examined, allowed and ordered paid: Salary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16,974.79 BankWest, payroll tax . . . . . .4,079.65 American Family Life Ass’r. Co., ins. prem. . . . . . .557.98 Jackson Co. Flexible Spending Acct., payroll ded. . . . . . . . . . . . . .169.54 Valic, def. comp. ded. . . . . . . . . .15.00 S. D. Retirement, payroll ded. . . . . . . . . . . .2,596.89 Colonial Life, ins. prem. . . . . . . .25.56 Credit Collection Bureau, payroll ded. . . . . . .230.00 Hauge Assoc., payroll ded. . . . .50.00 Boston Mutual, ins. prem. . . . .214.08 Wellmark, group health ins. . . . . . . . . . . . . .8,491.35 To Whom It May Concern, 03/12 tax apport. . . . . . . . . . . .57,418.66 U. S. Postal Service, postage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180.00 Kelly Fortune, refund COBRA pmt. . . . . . .560.93 Todd Love, Men. Ill. costs . . . . . .8.20 Thomas Lee, Men. Ill. cost . . . . .24.60 S. D. Assoc. of County Officials, registration . . . . . .450.00 Jackie Stilwell, cell phone expense . . . . . . . . . .253.85 There being no further business to come before the board Bonenberger moved, Denke seconded, that the meeting be adjourned and that the board shall meet in regular session at 9:00 a.m., May 14, 2012. ATTEST: BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Vicki D. Wilson, Jackson County Auditor James A. Stilwell, Chairman [Published May 17, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $53.29]
, May 17 2012 • Kadoka Press •
The Board of Jackson County Commissioners met in special session at 9:00 a.m., Monday, April 30, 2012 in the Commissioner's Room of the Jackson County Courthouse. Vice Chairman Larry Denke called the meeting to order with members Glen Bennett, Delores Bonenberger and Ron Twiss present. Jim Stilwell was absent. The purpose of the meeting was to attend to personnel matters not on the agenda of the April 27, 2012 special meeting. All motions carried unanimously unless otherwise noted. Bennett moved, Twiss seconded, that a clerk be hired to assist in the Director of Equalization office. Bonenberger moved, Twiss seconded, that an ad for the Director of Equalization Clerk position be advertised in the Kadoka Press. The board authorized payment of $100.00 to S. D. Assoc. of Assessing Officers for Brad Stone’s annual conference registration. Information to be presented to the board at the May 14, 2012 meeting from LaRouche PAC was reviewed. Dennis Neyens, Long Valley, met with the board and requested gravel be placed on the road leading to their place. The Highway Department will be notified of the request. There being no further business to come before the board Bonenberger moved, Bennett seconded, that the meeting be adjourned and that the board meet in regular session at 9:00 a.m., Monday, May 14, 2012. ATTEST: BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Vicki D. Wilson, Jackson County Auditor James A. Stilwell, Chairman [Published May 17, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $20.80]
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The Board of Jackson County Commissioners, acting as the Jackson County Board of Equalization, reconvened at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 2012 in the Commissioner's Room of the Jackson County Courthouse. Chairman Jim Stilwell called the meeting to order with members Glen Bennett, Delores Bonenberger, and Larry Denke present. Ron Twiss was absent. All motions carried unanimously unless otherwise noted. Brad Stone, Director of Equalization reported there was one disabled veteran, two disabled persons, and sixteen senior citizen tax freeze applications filed, and all applicants qualified. Brad Stone reported that the 2012 Ag factor is .850 and the Non-Ag factor is .800. Brad Stone requested authorization to attend the assessor’s annual conference in Sioux Falls in May. Bonenberger moved, Denke seconded, that Brad Stone be authorized to attend annual conference. Brad Stone informed the board that abstracts should be completed in May. At 2:18 p.m., Bennett moved, Denke seconded, that the board go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. States Attorney Van Gorp entered executive session at 2:24 p.m., and came out at 3:14 p.m. At 3:23 p.m., Denke moved, Bonenberger seconded, the board come out of executive session. No action was taken. Denke moved, Bonenberger seconded, that the 2012 County Board of Equalization be adjourned. ATTEST: BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Vicki D. Wilson, Jackson County Auditor James A. Stilwell, Chairman [Published May 17, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $21.78]
A motion was made by Wayne Hindman to call the meeting to order. Rudy Reimann seconded the motion. The following people were present: John Rodgers, Rudy Reimann, Wayne Hindman and Jo Rodgers. OLD BUSINESS: Minutes from the March 5, 2012 meeting were read. With there being no changes, Wayne Hindman made a motion to accept the minutes. Rudy Reimann seconded the motion. One citizen turned in an appeal for property taxes during the local equalization meeting. After discussion, the local board made their decision and turned the paperwork over to the county equalization board. NEW BUSINESS: On April 11, 2012 Safety Benefits Inc. will be conducting the yearly loss control survey on the Town of Belvidere. The estimated figures for Workers Comp Insurance used for the 2011 fiscal year were lower than the actual figures ending on December 31. The insurance company will be sending a refund on the premium overpayment. BILLS APPROVED AND PAID: Golden West, phone and DSL . . . . . . . . .102.90 Jo Manke-Rodgers, wages . . . .66.04 Kadoka Press, publication . . . .186.81 SD One Call, locates . . . . . . . . . .1.05 West Central, electricity . . . . . .713.19 WR/LJ – water . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42.50 With there being no further business, Wayne Hindman made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Rudy Reimann seconded the motion. The next council meeting will be May 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the city office. John L. Rodgers Council President ATTEST Jo Manke-Rodgers Finance Officer [Published May 17, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $20.48]
The Board of Jackson County Commissioners met in special session at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 2012 in the Commissioner's Room of the Jackson County Courthouse. Chairman Jim Stilwell called the meeting to order with members Glen Bennett, Delores Bonenberger and Larry Denke present. Ron Twiss was absent. The purpose of the meeting was to attend to matters that had arisen since the last meeting. Kolette Struble, Hwy. Sec., was present. All motions carried unanimously unless otherwise noted. Chairman Stilwell signed the rental agreement for Microfilm Imaging Systems to provide scanning equipment to the Register of Deeds at $75.00 per month. Kolette Struble presented the bill from Butler Machinery on the dozer. The amount of the bill is under the estimated $7,000.00. An agreement between the SDDOT and Jackson County to swap STP funds for state highway funds was presented to the board. Jackson County has
Ken Bartlett submitted a quote of $368.00 to repair the Interior Shop. Report was made that Ron Twiss would pick up material to save on delivery costs. Denke moved, Bonenberger seconded, that Ken Bartlett order the materials and Ron Twiss pick them up. A response was received from the county’s insurance carrier on county employees and equipment being used to assist with building fire guards during fires. They recommend mutual aid agreements between the county and fire departments. The board will have the States Attorney draft mutual aid agreements. At 3:55 p.m. Bennett moved, Denke seconded, that the board go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. At 4:04 p.m. Denke moved, Stilwell seconded, that the board come out of executive session. Following executive session, Delores Bonenberger resigned her position as the county representative on the Community Action Program Board. The Commissioners thanked her for her years of service on the CAP Board. Vicki Wilson reported that a special events malt beverage license application has been filed by the Interior Roping Club, and that hearing notice has been
Region 7 - Class B Track & Field
Good Luck Kougars!
Back row (L-R): Rachael Shuck, Ty Merchen, Paul Kary, Sean Ireland, Logan Ammons, Chandlier Sudbeck, Brady Sudbeck, Clint Stout and Gavin DeVries. Middle row: Bobby Anderson, Kwincy Ferguson, Raven Jorgensen, Scout Sudbeck, Gusti Terkildsen, Misti Anderson, Rebekkah Kary and Taylor Merchen. Front row: Mackenzie Word, Kate Rasmussen, Shaley Herber, Tia Carlson, Tess Byrd, Marti Herber, Myla Pierce and Nicole VanderMay. Not pictured: Brandon Dale, Kenar VanderMay, True Buchholz, Sam Pretty Bear, Austin Thayer, Wyatt Enders, Herbie O’Daniel, Victoria Letieller and Destiny Dale.
Thursday, May 17th
Jackson County Sports Complex
H & H Restaurant & Rodeway Inn
Ken & Cindy Wilmarth: 837-2287
1st Session: 9:30 Field Events ~ 10:15 Running Events 2nd Session: 12:30 Finals
State Farm Insurance
Jan Hewitt: 859-2559
Jigger’s Restaurant
Jerry & JoAnne Stilwell: 837-2000
People’s Market
Rich & Shawna Bendt: 837-2232
Double H Feed & Supply
Ted & Arlene Hicks: 837-2976
Badlands Petrified Gardens
Bill Fugate: 837-2448
Miller’s Garbage & Laundromat
Larry & Jan Miller: 837-2698
Midwest Cooperative
Stadium Sports
Shelly Young • Mission, SD 1-888-502-3066
Rod Knutson, Mgr: 837-2600
Badlands Beauty Salon
Jan Miller: 390-4591
Kadoka Clinic
Phone: 837-2257
Dr. B.L. Porch, DVM
Dr. Boyd Porch: 837-2697
Hildebrand Steel & Concrete
Rich, Colleen & Haven Hildebrand
Off: 837-2621 • Rich/Cell: 431-2226 Haven/Cell: 490-2926
Headlee Vet Clinic
Drs. Bill & Norma Headlee Kadoka: 837-2431 Philip: 859-2610
Peters Excavation
Brent Peters: 837-2945
Gene Christensen: 837-2281
BankWest BankWest Insurance
America’s Best Value Inn
Phone: 837-2188
Groven’s Chemical
Rick: 837-2550
Kadoka Press
Ronda & Robyn: 837-2259
Kadoka Gas & Go
Grant Patterson: 837-2350
Midland Food & Fuel
Clint & Brenda Jensen: 843-2536
Hogen’s Hardware
Don & Randi Oyan: 837-2274
Club 27
Lonny & Carrie Johnston: 837-2241
Discount Fuel
Mark & Tammy Carlson Phone: 837-2271
Rush Funeral Home
Philip • Wall • Kadoka Jack & DJ Rush: 859-2400
Kadoka Booster Club
Promoting Spirit
West River Excavation
Craig & Diana Coller: 837-2690 Sauntee & Heidi Coller
Farmer’s Union Ins.
Donna Enders: 837-2144
J& S Restore
John & Sue Kaiser: 837-2376
Lori Waldron: 837-2277
Local & Statewide Classified Advertising …
HELP WANTED: Waiters or waitresses. Apply at Happy Chef. Opening May 22. K44-2tp POSITION OPEN: Jackson County is accepting applications for full time Director of Equalization Clerk. Must work well with the public, and have clerical and computer skills. Jackson County benefits include health insurance, life insurance, S.D. Retirement, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Position open until filled. Beginning wage $9.00 per hour. Applications are available at the Jackson County Auditor’s office or send resume to Jackson County, PO Box 280, Kadoka, SD 57543. Ph: 605837-2422. K44-4tc POSITION OPEN: Jackson County Highway Department Worker. Experience in road/bridge construction /maintenance preferred. CDL Preemployment drug and alcohol screening required. Applications / resumes accepted. Information (605) 837-2410 or (605) 837 - 2422 Fax (605) 837-2447 K44-4tc POSITION OPEN: The Kadoka Area School District is seeking applications for the high school principal position. Applications can be found on the Kadoka Area School District website. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and references, and submitted either electronically to Jamie.Hermann@k12.sd.us or mail to Kadoka Area School District, Attn: Jamie Hermann, 800 Bayberry St., PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD 57543. Kadoka Area School District is an EOE. KP44-2tc POSITION OPEN: The Kadoka Area School District is seeking applications for the assistant janitor position. Applications can be found on the Kadoka Area School District website. Applications may be submitted either electronically to Tim.Hagedorn@k12.sd.us or mail to Kadoka Area School District, Attn: Tim Hagedorn, 800 Bayberry St., PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD 57543. Kadoka Area School District is an EOE. KP44-2tc POSITIONS OPEN: The Kadoka Area School District is seeking applications for following positions: special education aide and instructional at the Interior School. Applications can be found on the Kadoka Area School District website. Applications may be submitted either electronically to Roger.Jensen@k12.sd.us or mail to Kadoka Area School District, Attn: Roger Jensen, 800 Bayberry St., PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD 57543. Kadoka Area School District is an EOE. KP44-2tc LOOKING TO RENT: Three (or more) bedroom house to rent or rent to own in Kadoka/Philip area. Contact Chris Riggins, 719-338-7775, day or night. KP44-4tp KADOKA CITY-WIDE RUMMAGE SALE: Saturday, June 2. Call the Kadoka Press to list your sale! tfn HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED: Full or part-time positions available. Applicants must be prompt and have attention to detail. Positions available at Budget Host Sundowner and America’s Best Value Inn. Apply at ABVI or call Joe at 808-284-1865. KP38-tfn HILDEBRAND STEEL & CONCRETE: ALL types of concrete work. Rich, Colleen and Haven Hildebrand. Toll-free: 1-877-867-4185; Office, 837-2621; Rich, cell 4312226; Haven, cell 490-2926; Jerry, cell 488-0291. KP5-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 605/8372690. Craig cell 390-8087, Sauntee cell 390-8604, email wrex@gwtc.net. 27-tfc APARTMENTS: Spacious one-bedroom units, all utilities included. Young or old. Need rental assistance 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 BACKHOE AND TRENCHING: Peters Excavation, Inc. Excavation work of all types. Call Brent Peters, 837-2945 or 381-5568 (cell). KP24-tfc SEPTIC TANK PUMPING: Call 8372243 or contact Wendell Buxcel, Kadoka, SD. 10-tfc in Northwest South Dakota. Competive wage, excellent benefits, car provided. For more information contact Cris Owens, Northwest Area Schools, 605-466-2206 or Christine.Owens@k12.sd.us. CITY OF NEW TOWN seeking Water Plant Operator. Mandatory Water/Sewer Operator License. Resume: City of New Town, PO Box 309, New Town, ND 58763. COUNTY HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT - Huron, SD. Job description available at www.beadle.sdcounties.org. Deadline to apply is 6-15-12 . Submit resume with salary expectations to auditor@beadlesd.org. THE SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT 54-2 has an opening for Food Service Director. Application and job description available at the business office at 516 8th Ave.W Sisseton, SD 57262. Position open until filled. EOE. WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIANS at a stable dealership with three locations in South Dakota and four locations in Nebraska. Excellent benefit package. A/C service departments. Wages DOE. For locations and phone numbers check our website: www.grossenburg.com. GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org. FOR SALE SMOOTHIE MACHINE, used 18 months, excellent condition. WOOD LATHE, excellent condition, used once or twice. Call after 6 p.m. 605598-6592. FOR SALE: HUNTING LODGE/HOME fully furnished 2 bedroom and cottage on 2 lots located in Faith, SD. $57,000 negotiable, must sell. Call cell 605-680-3635 or 605239-4611. LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes.com. NOTICE ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! Call this newspaper 605-837-2259 or 800-658-3697 for details. RECREATIONAL ATTENTION CAMPERS! Full hookup campsite provided free in exchange for general maintenance 24hrs/week/person. June 1-Oct. 1, negotiable. 605-264-5324. www.okobojoresort.com Bar and restaurant. Lots for sale. REAL ESTATE WANT TO BUY: 1980s or 1990s mobile homes, Watertown, SD. Call (605)881-1296.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, the City of Kadoka, South Dakota; Planning & Zoning Commission will meet to hold a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed City of Kadoka Comprehensive Plan. The hearing will be held on May 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the annex of the Kadoka City Auditorium, 820 Chestnut Street, Kadoka, South Dakota, at which time and place any person interested may appear to give public testimony. A copy of the proposed Comprehensive Plan is available for public viewing at Kadoka City Finance Office and the Jackson County Library. A link may be posted on the City’s website for you personal viewing and printing. For more information or a direct copy of the link please contact Ken Wilmarth, Planning & Zoning Commission Chairman, at either wilmarth@gwtc.net or (605) 8372287. Dated this 14th of May, 2012. [Published May 17 & 24, 2017, at the total approximate cost of $23.84]
AUCTIONS ABSOLUTE AUCTION: (7) Modular 2005 buildings, each 64’x24’ with 2 bathrooms, furnace, water heater, 2 classrooms, handicapped accessible, Faith, SD, June 13, www.PiroutekAuction.com or 605544-3316. HOSPITAL, COMMERCIAL KITCHEN, Office and Nursing Home Equipment Auction, 9:00 am June 2nd, Hoven, SD. www.hovensd.com has pictures. M & R Auctions ph.’s 605.769.1181, 605.281.1067 or 605.948.2201. EDUCATION MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES needed! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! No experience needed! Local job training. Placement available. HS diploma or GED and PC needed! 1-888-926-7884. EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION Field Supervisor needed. Based out of Dell Rapids, SD. Excellent pay and benefits. Call Buskerud Construction at 605-4285483. Equal Opportunity Employer. GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org. CUSTER REGIONAL SENIOR CARE is searching for dedicated, caring nurses to join our team. We have full and part time LPN and RN positions available. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. For more information please contact TerryAnn Scott at (605) 673-2237 ext. 29 or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply. EEOC/AA. ASSISTANT CUSTODIAN: FT, benefits. Maintain heating system, clean/maintain school buildings/grounds, minor repairs, snow removal. Contact Faulkton School, Supt. Joel Price, 605-5986266 ext. 206. BRIDGEWATER CITY accepting written Notice of Interest for Manager Lessees for City Bar. Call Bridgewater Finance Office 605/729-2690 or see bridgewatersd.com for more information. GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org. DIRECTOR OF ADDICTION SERVICES: Rapid City. Qualified candidate will provide treatment, clinical oversight and administrative supervision. Requires Level II or III chemical dependency certification. Master’s Degree preferred. See full job description and apply online www.BehaviorManagement.org. BUILDING TRADES INSTRUCTOR opening for 9th-12th grade program
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Thank Yous
Wow! Who said birthdays weren’t fun? Thank you for coming and also for the gifts, cards and flowers. Thanks to my family and friends for making my day so special. Wanda Swan A sincere thank you to our family and friends for your support following Jerry’s death. The phone calls received, flowers and plants given, and food and other supplies brought to the house were so appreciated. We would like to acknowledge the Koch cousins for the awesome lunch you provided prior to Jerry’s wake. It was so kind of you. Laura and Andy of Kinzley Funeral Home, we were so grateful for the caring touch to all aspects of planning. It’s so difficult, but you tried to make it as easy as possible. St. Mary’s Altar Society, the lunch served after Jerry’s funeral was delicious, and we were so glad you were there to offer your services. Father Lawrence, you have provided such comfort and guidance, we are so thankful. There are so many people to be thankful for… we would love to list everyone. But, instead, please know that we appreciate every kindness that you bestowed upon us, and it will not be forgotten. Faye Kerkvliet and Family A very special thank you to everyone from the Joyce Handcock family. A very special thank you to Ruby Sanftner and the Kadoka Nursing Home staff for the wonderful care given to mom during her stay there. For the past few weeks, Mom required extra-special care, and her nursing home family was there for her. Thank you also for putting up with so many family members day and night. By spending every moment there with her, we could see how much they cared. Thank you to Jack, DJ and Gayle Rush for helping us through the planning and the service. You were there when we needed help and direction. Thanks to all the clergy for their visits and friendships to Mom during her years at the home. A special thanks to Pastor Art and Father Bryan for their words of comfort and the wonderful service. Thanks to everyone for their acts of kindness during this difficult time. Thank you for your visits, calls, food, memorials, flowers and cards. We appreciated it greatly. Thank you to the ladies of Our Saviors Lutheran Chuch for the wonderful meal following the service. A thank you also goes out to Colby Shuck and Harry Weller for preparing the auditorium and sound system for the service. Thanks to anyone who may have helped in any way that we have failed to mention. God bless you all, Ben & Patsy Handcock & families Bonnie & Owen Ferguson & families Kathy & Jim Rock & families Maurice & Cathie Handcock & families
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The City of Kadoka is now accepting applications for the following summer position: Girls Softball Coach. Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years of age. Applications may be obtained from the City Finance Office, PO Box 58, Kadoka, SD 57543; telephone (605) 837-2229. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications must be received by 4:00 PM, May 29, 2012. The City of Kadoka is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist • 605-842-1267 Foliar Fungicides on Hail Damaged Wheat? Several areas in South Dakota recently received hail damage, which raises the question of applying foliar fungicides to damaged wheat. Growers may think it is necessary to do so, as the hail damage could make the plant more susceptible to fungal diseases. There is a grain of truth to that, but there is more to consider than protecting the plants from fungal diseases and foliar fungicides could do more harm than good. For one thing, the yield potential of the crop is a major considerin foliar fungicide ation applications, and hail damage will likely lower that. Secondly, foliar fungicide applications will control beneficial fungi as well as controlling fungi that cause wheat diseases. These beneficial fungi can be helpful in controlling bacterial leaf spot, which has been a big problem in recent years, and for which no chemical control is available. Finally, many foliar fungicides contain additives that can weaken the protective layer on the leaf surface, which can also make them more susceptible to bacterial leaf spot. Assessing Hail Damaged Wheat Hail has already damaged wheat in South Dakota, and of course more hail can occur this time of year. If you have hail insurance, the obvious thing to do is contact your insurance agent to report a potential claim. With the exception of severely damaged crops, the standard practice at this growth stage is to wait 8-10 days and/or until the wheat plants have headed or tried to shoot a head and failed before assessment. Many fields have stems that have bent over above the head that hasn’t emerged, and there is serious question as to whether the head will be able to emerge. If you don’t have hail insurance and have slight to moderate damage, it is still advisable to wait several days to assess the damage and determine what the best course of action is. Once the field has headed, and tillers that were unable to head successfully can be identified, a yield estimate can be determined. A good average for wheat is 1,000,000 kernels per bushel, calculating to about 23 kernels per square foot per bushel of yield. If you have the luxury of assessing yield potential after flowering has completed and kernel development has begun, you can count kernels per head in several heads and use an average. If this is not the case, you would have to use an estimate, with a larger range of error. Count the viable heads per square foot in several places in the field. For 12” rows, count the plants in 12” of row, for 10” rows – 14.4” of row, for 7.5” rows – 19.2” of row, and for 6” rows – 24” of row. Viable heads per square foot multiplied by kernels per head, divided by 23 will provide a rough estimate of bushels per acre. Aster Leafhoppers The heavy rains that inundated most of South Dakota with much needed moisture recently helped bring aster leafhopper populations down. Numbers of these leafhoppers in a spring wheat field just outside of Brookings decreased from 20 leafhoppers per sweep to about 2 per sweep. These leafhoppers are not associated with economic damage to wheat or alfalfa. Calendar •6/18/2012 – Tentative SDSU CPT & AgriPro Winter Wheat Variety Plot Tour, Kennebec, SD •6/21/2012 – SDSU CPT Winter Wheat Variety Plot Tour, Ideal, SD
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Public meetings with ex GIPSA chief scheduled in Ft. Pierre, May 18
J. Dudley Butler, former Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), will make a public appearances in South Dakota this month. Butler will hold a meeting at 7:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time, at the Fort Pierre Livestock Auction in Fort Pierre, SD, on May 18. Butler will inform the public about his efforts as GIPSA chief to prevent the vertical integration of the U.S. cattle industry - what Butler characterized as the "chickenization" of cattle production - by the largely unregulated meatpacking industry. "Cattle producers and the communities they support need to know what is going on behind the scenes to literally strip independent cattle producers of their economic independence," Butler said adding, "I'm going to tell area cattle producers what I know about the current state of competition in their industry and suggest what they should do to preserve their independence, before it's too late." The meeting with Butler is open to the public, will include questions and answers, and are jointly sponsored by the Independent Beef Association of North Dakota (IBAND), the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association (SDSGA), and R-CALF USA. For more information contact: RCALF USA: 406-252-2516 or SDSGA: 605-342-0429
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