Kadoka Press, September 20, 2012

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The Area Kadoka Kougar homecoming game has been rescheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
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Volume 106 Number 10 September 20, 2012
School sets public meeting date for new gym proposal, offers contracts
~ by Robyn Jones ~ The Kadoka Area School held their regular Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m. All board members were in attendance. Superintendent Jamie Hermann stated that NAFIS conference will be September 23-25 in Washington, DC. Dale Christensen and Herman will be attending. Student enrollment was presented by Hermann. Interior has 50 students, Long Valley 41, Midland 16 and Kadoka 242; district wide enrollment would be 349 students. Preschool students would be an additional 23 students in Kadoka and 7 in Midland. Elementary Principal Jeff Nemecek said that open houses were held at the Midland School on August 27 and Interior School on September 4, which were both attended well. Open houses are scheduled for September 18 at the Great Hall in Kadoka and September 27 at Long Valley. Secondary Principal George Seiler informed the board that the new tardy policy is working well. He said that an open house was held on September 11 for middle and high school students and parents. The tardy policy and the ICU program were explained and an attendance history was presented by Hermann. The building committee meet previously and the new windows will be installed in the elementary wing classrooms, which will complete the Great Hall repairs and renovations. Discussion was held on a future building project of a new gym. A resolution supporting a new gym facility was passed earlier and in order to proceed, the planning phase needs to begin. A public meeting will be held on Monday, October 8 at 7 p.m. at the Great Hall for public comments. The policy committee meet and discussed long-term substitute pay. A tier 3 rate was set at $120 per day, with the criteria developed by the administration. Clarifications were made on who is eligible for activity passes at no charge. Coaches, administration, and workers that work two games were defined as those who can receive the passes, along with continuing the senior citizen pass. Colby Shuck addressed the board concerning the winter musical. The musical will be held during the first week of December. The board entered into executive session at 7:55 for personnel issues and returned to open session at 8:45. Contracts were approved for Janet Evans, Long Valley teacher at a salary of $35,000; Sara Speer for pre-K instructional aide at an hourly rate of $9.87; and to Lyle Klundt for custodial position at an hourly rate of $10.25. Extra curricular contracts were offered to Dave Ohrtman, student council, $600; Kate Latham, junior high concessions advisor, $1,050 Kate Latham, prom advisor, $750; Colby Shuck, concession advisor, $2,250; Teresa Shuck, assistant concession advisor, $1,200; Teresa Shuck, One Act Play advisor, $600. Contract amendments were approved for Christy Willert, MA $35,000; and Laurie Prichard, MA, $41,500. Volunteers were recognized for workers compensation purposes which included, but not limited to, concessions and activities volunteers, classroom volunteers and referees. With no other business the meeting adjourned. The next regular meeting will be held on October 10.
News Briefs …
Prizes: Businesses, don’t forget to get your prizes to be given away at the pancake supper to the auditorium prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21. NOTICE: The Kadoka Clinic: Terry Henrie will be at the clinic on Thursday, September 20 from 9:00 - 12:00. Dr. Holman will not be there in the afternoon of September 20. Kadoka Clinic will NOT have a provider on Friday, September 21. If you need lab work done please call before coming in. We will be closed in the afternoon. Dr. Holman and Dr. Klopper will be in Kadoka the next Thursday and Friday, September 27 and 28.
Kadoka homecoming candidates … The student body spoke and after their first round of voting for this year’s homecoming royalty, Kenar VanderMay, Kahler Addison and Clint Stout were chosen among the senior boys for king. The senior girls were Mariah Pierce, Shaley Herber and Marti Herber. After the final round of voting, the kind and queen were announced at coronation on Tuesday night. Congratulations to King Clint Stout and Queen Marti Herber. --photo by Ronda Dennis
Commissioners accept resignation of highway superintendent, hears road addition requests
~ by Robyn Jones ~ The Jackson County Commissioners met on Monday, September 10. Commissioners Jim Stilwell, Glen Bennett, Ronnie Twiss, Larry Denke and Delores Bonenberger were present, along with Larry Johnston, who will serve on the board and replace Bonenberger in January. Three notices of hospitalization and a mental illness notice were reviewed. No action was taken. Discussion was held on the October meeting. The regular meeting date would on the 8th, which is also Native American Day, and observed by the county. After discussion, it was decided to move the meeting date to Monday, October 1. The financial statement was presented by County Auditor Vicki Wilson. The emergency management fund had a negative balance due to no funds have been received from the state department yet. Wilson stated that in previous years, funds from the state have been received in September. Motion carried to transfer $3,000 to the fund. Correspondence was received from Wallworth County Title Company that stated they would agree to pay $125 per book for a digital copy of all the records in the Registers of Deeds Office. Group health insurance rates were presented. Current rates are $569.31 per employee and with the rate increase, for the same plan, the monthly cost would be $588.89. A motion carried to continue with the same coverage plan for 2013. Currently there are 16 employees who utilize the health insurance offered by the county and the plan has a $4,000 deductible. Commissioner Bennett presented quotes from Farm Bureau agent Glen Parsons of Philip for GAP insurance. The GAP insurance would cover part of the deductible and would cost approximately $998 per month. Bennett proposed the possibility of offering GAP insurance instead of employee raises. Wilson stated that there are over 30 county employees and only 16 are on the group health policy. Those who do not have county health insurance would not eligible for the GAP insurance and would not receive that type of wage increase. No action was taken. Wilson stated that County Treasurer Cindy Willert had three parcels of property that were taken on tax deed and need to be sold at public auction. The commissioners set the auction to be held at the next meeting on October 1, along with other surplus items. Motion carried to go into executive session, with Johnston present, to discuss a bill that was presented at 11:28 a.m. Returning to open session at 11:32 a.m., a motion was made by Bonenberger and seconded by Bennett to pay $125 for an employee physical and suggest that the employee be responsible for the remaining balance. Wilson questioned whether Bennett should second the motion according to Robert’s Rule of Order and Bennett responded, it’s fine. Motion carried. Bills were presented and reviewed. Motion carried to deny two billings; one for a magazine subscription and another from Clinic Laboratory for an unauthorized autopsy. Shortly after 11:30 a.m. the hearing was opened for the consideration of adding a section of road to the county highway system. The road addition petition was submitted by Vona Fite. The section of road for consideration was south from Highway 248 to the Fite residence. Discussion was held on whether this section was considered a road or a driveway. It was stated that since the road only led to a residence, it was a driveway. Motion carried to deny the road addition to the highway system. A pipeline easement was approved for Veryl Prokop for a water line to be installed across CS 80 (Red Stone Road). A petition was presented from Jeff Willert requesting 3/4 of a mile of road be added to the highway system. The section of road goes south from Highway 248 to a house site, where Willert plans to establish his residence, on old Highway 16. A hearing date was set for October 1. Highway Superintendent Mitch Olney met with the commissioners. Discussion was held on repairing blowouts along some of the county roads. Twiss stated he has attempted to contact other entities in regards to changing the channel flow of Lost Dog Creek. A gravel contract was approved with Dennis Sharp for +/- 10,000 ton for 60¢ a ton. Bennett presented information on a loader scale that was being offered for sale, by bids, from Brookings County. Motion carried to place a bid in the amount of $4,300 for the scale and $1,700 for installation. Denke said that a landowner was wanting to install a cattleguard and was inquiring about the specifications. Width of the cattleguard, support structures and placement of the cattleguard was discussed. The specifications were not clarified and would need to be researched. Continued on page 2
Porch is Wright Brothers Master Pilot
by Del Bartels Boyd L. Porch, Kadoka, was presented the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), September 8, during a South Dakota Pilots Association (SDPA) meeting in Spearfish. The FAA honored Porch for 50 accident free years of flying and presented him with a plaque and a blue ribbon package of his accomplishments and records over his flying career. The SDPA presented Porch’s wife, Pat, with a plaque and the FAA presented a pin for her support of him being a pilot. “I was really pleased when they handed me the plaque. I was expecting a piece of paper,” said B. Porch, a veterinarian in Kadoka. There are many stringent requirements to earning the award. The main one are the pilot must have 50 years of documented United States piloting experience, the entire time holding a Civil Aviation Authority or FAA pilot certificate. Porch’s three letters of recommendation from fellow pilots were written by Southwest Airlines pilot Brian Brost, Sioux Falls, and Vern VanderMay and Marsha Sumpter, both of Kadoka. Porch was told by Steve Hamilton, with the SDPA, that there are only about 30 such recognized pilots in South Dakota. “The whole process has been a lot of fun,” said his wife, Pat. “It was a great experience to look back over all the flying experiences.” Back in 1994, she gave Boyd a gift certificate to the River of No Return Flying School in Challis, Idaho. Boyd wrote in his flying history that since that time, he has flown into the mountain strips of Idaho three times, including a camping trip with his wife to a remote airstrip at the confluence of Moose Creek and the Selway River. He wrote that it was very beautiful and exciting for a flatlander like himself. “Some guys can’t get their wives to go with them, but Pat was always willing and did a lot of traveling with me. We’ve flown quite a little bit,” said Porch. Such trips include to Denver, Colo., Saulte Ste. Marie, Mich., Missoula, Mont., and Wichita, Kan. Times, though, have changed a bit. “We used to not have them, but now Global Positioning Systems are wonderful. You just
Shown above is Boyd Porch at the Philip Airport with his current plane, a four place 150-hp tail dragger Piper Pacer. At right is Porch at the South Dakota Pilots Association banquet with his 50year safety award from the Federal Aviation Administration. It reads, “In recognition of your contribution to building and maintaining the safest aviation system in the world through practicing and promoting safe aircraft flight operations for more than 50 consecutive years. --courtesy photos follow the line,” explained Porch. “Got into a snowstorm down by Martin one time, that was kind of scary,” exclaimed Porch, “but I’ve been pretty cautious about flying. Two things can be dangerous – horses and airplanes – they both can hurt you if you’re not careful. There was a time when there was no vet in Philip and I was pretty much the only one between Chamberlain and Rapid City. That was the excuse, but the truth could come out,” joked Porch, who admitted he just loves to fly every chance he gets. A brief summary of Porch’s piloting history was read at the presentation by Steve Hoogerhyde, FAA safety team program manager – operations. “In 1958, Boyd and his brother took flying lessons in Martin, S.D., and after only eight hours of instruction they both soloed around the Martin Airport. “Boyd’s brother purchased a Piper J-3 with an 85 horsepower engine for only $850. On one occasion, Boyd flew to Brookings, ran low on fuel and landed in a farmer’s pasture near Plankinton to purchase five dollars of fuel from the farmer. The farmer may have thought Boyd was an escapee from the school for juvenile delinquents at Plankinton with a story as unbe-
Churches to host Sunday picnics
End of summer Presbyterian hurrah picnic Church picnic
Summer is nearly over and Our Lady of Victory Church in Kadoka wishes to celebrate! They will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs on Sunday, September 23. Mass is at 11:00 a.m. The picnic will begin directly following. Please bring a salad or dessert of your choice to share. There will be picnic tables set up in the yard. Come join in the fun. Make plans to attend. There will be a church picnic at the south side of the Kadoka City Park, sponsored by the Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 23 at noon. Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and other food will be provided. There will also be games and prizes. Adults and children are encouraged to attend. Sunday School starts at 10:00 and church will be at 11:00 a.m.
lievable as that, until he saw the plane sitting in the pasture. The following summer, the plane was traded to Cecil Ice for a 135 HP Super Cub. “After completing college at South Dakota State University in pre-veterinary medicine, Porch was accepted into Iowa State University, and after receiving his degree, he set up practice in Murdo, S.D. “In 1975, Boyd began wheat farming and realized that it was not practical to own a Cessna 185 and a four-wheel drive tractor concurrently. He bought and sold several aircraft until 1994 when he purchased a Piper Pacer from Cecil Ice. To this day, Boyd and his wife still travel extensively to attend Piper conventions and visit children, grandchildren and friends. “Flying has been an important part of Boyd’s life and he considers himself fortunate to have flown for his own veterinary practice. He has been flying for 53 plus years and has never had an accident. Boyd is hoping to fly for many more years.”
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Rev. James L. Synder • Ocala, FL
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John F. Parke __________________
He is survived by his wife Aletha, four sons; Shawn (Teresa) of Gretna, Nebraska; Kirby (Shelli) of Meridian, Idaho; Blake (Kim) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Robbie (April) of Tacoma, Washington, 12 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. A Celebration of Life was held in Rapid City at the South Maple United Methodist Church on Friday, September 14. He was laid to rest at the Black Hills National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. with military honors. A memorial has been established in John’s name at the Rapid City Club for Boys. Funeral arrangements were provided by Kirk Funeral Home. There is an online guest book available at www.kirkfuneralhome.com
In life, an “account at the bank” can be a relative thing
God does not make grandmothers like He once did. At least not like MY grandmother. Grandmother never trusted such things as banks with her money. Someone once told my grandmother, “If you would put your money in the bank, they would pay you interest.” With a confused look on her face she responded, “I have enough interest in my money, nobody else needs to bother about it.” That was that! After my grandfather died, my wife and I had the opportunity to take grandma out for supper. It was a delightful restaurant and we thought it would be a real treat for her. More than once, I had to keep her from getting up and serving coffee to the rest of the people in the restaurant. After all, she did that at the church suppers. Why not here. “I’ve got two good legs,” she protested. Then came time to pay the check and the waiter brought the check and laid it in front of me. I immediately took a credit card out of my wallet and laid it on the check. I could tell grandma had never seen a credit card before. “Put that away,” she said. “I believe that man wants you to pay for our supper. Don’t you have any money?” “I’m paying for our supper with my credit card,” I explained. “Oh, dear,” she moaned. “You know I don’t believe in cards. Cards are of the devil, and I have never had a deck of cards in my house. I’m a little surprised that you, a minister, would be fooling around with such things of the devil.” She insisted we tip the waiter in “good ole American cash.” I am not sure if grandma ever really understood the credit card. She bought nothing on credit and did not accept credit. Everything had to be done in cash. She often quoted the scripture verse that says, “Owe no man any thing . . .” (Romans 13:8 KJV), which she took quite literally. As grandma got older, she began to rethink the business of opening a bank account. Without telling anyone, she decided to go to the bank and open an account. She had saved up $50 for this purpose. Grandma nervously entered the bank and walked up to the man sitting at the desk marked “New Accounts.” “Good morning, Ma’am. I’m Gary Goodman. How can I help you today?” The man seemed pleasant enough, and grandma thought entrusting him with the delicate job at hand was probably safe. “I wanna open an account,” she mumbled. “Fine. I’ll get you all set up. It won’t take but a few minutes.” With that, he took out some papers and laid them on his desk in front of grandma. “Now,” he said, “let’s begin. What is your name?” She told him. “O.K. What is your address?” “What?” “What is your address?” “Why do you need to know that?” “I’m just filling out the form, Ma’am.” The young man a little confused with her hesitancy said, “We can come back to that. What is your date of birth?” Grandma’s face turned a little red. “What do you want to know that for,” she gasped? “I’m just filling out the forms. Can you give me your telephone number?” That did it for grandma. She got up from her seat and looked him right in the face and said, “Young man, I don’t know who you think you are, but I am not interested in your advances. I’m old enough to be your mother. You ought to be ashamed.” Just then the manager of the bank walked by. “Mary, what are you doing here?” The manager quickly assessed the situation and told the young man he would take care of this customer and tried to console my grandmother. “I don’t know what’s gotten into young folk these days,” she whispered. Barely concealing his manager his smile he said, “I’ll take care of you, Mary,” he assured her. He knew all the information about her and quickly filled in the paper work and walked grandma to the teller for her first deposit. Grandma handed the teller a crumpled $50 bill. The teller took it and gave her a deposit receipt. “Where’s my money?” grandma demanded. “It’s safe in the bank, Ma’am.” “How do you know my money from everyone else’s?” “The money is all deposited in the bank, and if you need any, all you do is write a check.” She showed grandma how to write out a check. By now grandma was confused and more than a little exasperated. Quickly grandma wrote out a check for $50 and handed it back to the teller. “You’re withdrawing all your money?” “Yes.” The teller counted out $50 and handed it to her. Grandma looked at the teller and said, “No. I want MY money.” The teller retrieved the crumpled $50 bill and handed it to grandma. As she walked out, the teller heard her mumble, “What a crazy way to run business. No wonder banks fail.” There is only one sure account I can bank on. Jesus said, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:” (Matthew 6:19-20 KJV).
John F. Parke went to be with the Lord Sept 11, 2012 after a year of illness.
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Jackson County Commissioners meet
Continued from front page Applications were reviewed for the highway department positions. No action was taken since the applicants did not have any experience. At 1:54 p.m. the commissioners entered into executive session for personnel matters, with Johnston present. Afterwards Olney entered executive session. Olney left executive and later the commissioners returned to open session at 2:33 p.m. Motion carried to accept the resignation of Olney as highway superintendent. A separate motion carried to advertise the position. Another motion carried to offer the highway superintendent position to Aaron Richardson on an intern basis at a yearly salary of $33,000, with a 90-day probationary period. Discussion was held on whether Richardson, who currently resides at Long Valley, would need to live in the Kadoka area. Denke stated he would visit with Richardson. Bennett said he had visited with the county cell phone provider inquiring about a plan that would best suit the sheriff, deputy sheriff, highway superintendent and emergency manager. No decision was made. The 2013 budget was reviewed. The extension budget was discussed and whether the county was interested in entering into contracts with Jones, Mellette and Haakon County again. Some counties have expressed that they are not in favor of renewing the contract. Stilwell stated that he had attempted to contact SDSU to find out when the contract for the fourcounty agreement expires, but the contact person had not returned his calls. The commissioners declined a salary increase for themselves and their salary will remain at $6,980.00 per commissioner for 2013. Motions carried to approve the adjustments that were made to the health insurance figures, the extension budget and commissioners salaries.
Suspended Imposition of Sentence; Domestic Violence Simple Assault - Third or Subsequent Offense: No date listed: Cole Taylor, Rapid City: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 07-1112; Fine and costs $140; Imposition of sentence is suspended based on the following conditions: comply with standard probation conditions, continue on medication and probation conditions, no contact with victim, Steve Ellwood, undergo drug and alcohol evaluation and follow recommendations, waive rights of search and seizure of person property, and submit to testing of urine for drugs and pay for, if recommendation to abstain from alcohol, then waive rights to submit to random PBT’s at law request and pay for, no association with any gang members or drug users, maintain full time employee each for a period of three years. Disorderly Conduct, Passenger Position Blocks Driver’s View or Control & Probation Violation: 01-10-12: Jennifer Cummings, Martin: Disorderly: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 03-14-12; Fine and costs $266; Passenger Position: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 3-14-12; Fine and costs $266; Probation violation: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 7-11-12; 30 days jail with 27 days suspended based on the following conditions: 24/7 two times per day or can have scram bracelet at her cost; obey all laws, unsupervised probation with standard conditions, no illegal drugs or alcohol all for six months, no places where alcohol is main source of business, obtain drug and alcohol evaluation and complete recommendations and file proof with clerk of courts, pay fine, costs and attorney fees and pipe testing cost, can apply bond to due amount, and serve immediately the remaining 17 days of jail. Give Alcohol to Any Person Under 18 or Without Parent: No date listed: Dale Christensen, Kadoka: Plea: Nolo Contendere; Plea date: 07-11-12; Fine and costs $300; 30 days jail suspended based on the following conditions: obey all laws for one year and pay fine and costs today. Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility & No Drivers License: 05-30-2012: Graceyn Edwards, Wanblee: Financial: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 07-11-12; Fine and costs $150; License: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 07-11-12; Fine and costs: $120; 5 days jail suspended based on the following conditions: pay fine and costs.
Missionary to speak Sunday
Stephen Sakamoto, who is a missinary in Japan will be speaking Sunday, September 23 at the Community Church in Belvidere at 9:30 a.m. and the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka at 11:00 a.m. Stephen will be here with his wife, Satomi, and their daughhter, Jenni. He is a third generation Japanese American and his wife is native Japanese. They have been missionaries with the Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) since 1999. They work in Kobe, Japan. The public is cordially invited to attend. If you have any queswtions, please call Pastor Gary McCubbin at 837-2233.
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James 1:22 Growing in Christ involves far more than just attending church, tithing, and listening to a sermon. In fact, many believers do these yet remain stagnant in Formula for Personal Growth their walk. There are two elements necessary for us to become more like Jesus: instruction and involvement. The first of these, learning truth, is vital to a healthy walk with God. Our Savior proved the importance of instruction by devoting much of His time on earth to it. The apostle Paul is another example, as he wrote letters to educate Christians about godliness. So how can we gain knowledge and understanding? One of the most important and effective ways is to read the Word of God. Scripture instructs us that just as newborns crave milk, we are to desire His Word so that we might grow. I pray your spiritual thirst will become insatiable. Yet simply listening to the truth does not mean that we've acquired it. I know many people who love attending Bible studies and expanding their knowledge base, but their lives remain unchanged. Just as today's passage teaches, we have to apply the Word to our lives. Even so, actual growth requires more than merely inputting information. It requires action. James 2:26 states, "For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead." Are we careless hearers, deceived into thinking that we're growing? Or are we listening intently and abiding in the truth? If we're truly maturing, our lives will be increasingly Christlike, and our desires will align more closely with God's heart. Make sure that you are listening and responding to His truth.
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Meals for the Elderly
Monday, September 24 Spaghetti with meatsauce, broccoli, tossed salad, french bread and mixed fruit. Tuesday, September 25 French dip with au jus, potato salad, peas and peaches. Wednesday, September 26 Vegetable beef soup, meat salad sandwich, mandarin oranges and cookie. Thursday, September 27 Roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dinner roll and crunchy cranberry salad. Friday, September 28 Polish sausage with sauerkraut, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, corn bread muffin and baked apple slices.
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Healthy Crock Pot Ideas Long working days combined with extra activities don’t always allow us enough time to prepare tasty, healthy meals when we get home. Consider preparing meals in your crock pot (also known as a slow cooker); it allows you to just fix it and forget it until meal time. There are many benefits to using crock pots. They allow easy, one-step preparation. Just add the ingredients and cook. Because the slow cooker doesn’t allow steam to escape, the food inside retains moisture. Ingredients shouldn’t dry out or burn. Most meat and vegetable combinations can cook for 8 to 10 hours without attention. Another benefit of crock pot cooking is that it can improve the nutritional content of our food. The outcome of cooking leaner, less expensive cuts of meat with moist, long cooking times is very tender meats and less shrinkage. Skirt steak, shoulder or leg cuts are examples of cuts of meat that can
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CONCORDIA LUTHERAN • Kadoka • 837-2390 Pastor Art Weitschat Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m. LUTHERAN PARISH - ELCA OUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN • Long Valley Pastor Frezil Westerlund Sunday Services: 5:00 p.m. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Kadoka • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 837-2233 Worship Services: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: Sr. Adults - 9:45 a.m. Sunday School: All Ages - 9:45 a.m., • Sept. - May Release Time: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays. • Sept. - May
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Interior • 859-2310 Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. BELVIDERE COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Gary McCubbin • 344-2233 Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Coffee & Donuts: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Sept. - May OUR LADY OF VICTORY CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Bryan Sorensen • Kadoka • 837-2219 Mass: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. Confession After Mass INTERIOR COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. • Church: 10:30 a.m. EAGLE NEST LIFE CENTER Gus Craven • Wanblee • 462-6002 Sunday Church: 11:00 a.m.
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offer a savings on your grocery bill. A crock pot can be used for a variety of healthy and satisfying recipes, including soups, pot roasts or poultry, stews, casseroles, and desserts. For crock pot recipes that use condensed soups, plan to use lower-sodium and lower-fat versions. Since vegetables cook slower than meat in the moist heat of the crock pot, place root vegetables such as carrots and potatoes (cut into small pieces of equal size) in the bottom of the crock pot. Add tender vegetables like tomatoes and zucchini during the last 45 minutes of cooking time, so they don’t overcook. Add more flavor during the cooking process by using dried leaf herbs instead of ground herbs. Only fill the crock pot half to two-thirds full. The food will not cook properly if the appliance is filled to the brim. Try to resist the temptation to lift the lid of the crock pot to peek at your food during the cooking process. It is estimated that the temperature drops 10 degrees each time the lid is removed, adding about 20 minutes to the cooking time, since it takes that long to recover the temperature. As you become more familiar with crock pot cooking, you will be able to adapt family favorite meals to crock pot cooked meals. When choosing recipes to adapt, choose recipes that take at least 45 minutes to cook; these recipes often include ingredients that hold up to long cooking times. To time an adapted recipe for the crock pot, estimate 3 to 4 hours on low for every hour of conventional cooking. For many busy individuals, knowing that a healthy meal is waiting at home helps avoid lesshealthy convenience meals after work. Obtain tasty, healthy crock pot recipes courtesy of Sunbeam Products at http://www.crockpot.com/Recipes.aspx.
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Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
We had a plague of fruit flies one day earlier this week. It started off slowly but built all day until we were inundated with the tiny airborne critters. You normally expect a few insects to get in through cracks or to sneak in through doors when you open them. When a swarm appears inside, however, you know you either have a major breach in your defenses or you have something rotten around that is providing a breeding ground. Either way, there is a problem that needs to be addressed. Well, when wife Corinne noticed more fruit flies than usual this week, our attention was first drawn to a bag of apples someone had just given us from their fruit tree. They were in a plastic bag sitting on top of the freezer. When I inspected them, one or two flies were sighted. I took the whole bag outside and moved one apple at a time to a clean bag, but there was just one little rotten spot on one apple which didn’t seem big enough to harbor much of anything. Nevertheless, if I let the fruit sit around very long, it would attract bugs and cause a problem. As a result, I spent an hour or two making a large apple crunch for later use. I carefully disposed of the peelings, cores, etc. and waited to see what would happen. The apples weren’t the problem. The flies kept multiplying. I was making some bread at the time, and fruit flies adore bread dough. They came from all around to either sit on the dough, my hands, or the counter. I’m sure I killed two to three dozen of them, and they still kept coming. By this time, I was getting irritated and went on the war path. Flies were found and swatted at a goodly rate, and this did reduce their numbers somewhat. I was aware I hadn’t gotten to the root of the problem just yet, but swatting everything in sight made me feel better. What worried me was my knowledge that fruit flies reproduce themselves very quickly and in great abundance. That’s why they are so popular in the study of genetics. You don’t have to wait very long to see what happens when you mate a green-eyed fly to a brown eyed or whatever. A female, you see, may lay up to 400 eggs at a time. Those hatch within a day, and, slightly over a week later, the females that hatched can themselves lay eggs. This is in contrast to cattle which take about two years to reproduce themselves. A heifer calf needs to grow about a year before being bred, and gestation is about nine months which adds another year. So, it takes almost two years to see the results of your breeding program in cattle while it only takes a little over a week with fruit flies. I once raised some coturnix quail which weren’t as fast as fruit flies, but were fairly amazing for birds. Their eggs only took a bit over two weeks to hatch, and the females that were hatched started laying eggs themselves in about two months. You could start the year with five quail and end it with thousands. Contrast that with elephants which have a gestation period of almost two years with young females not being able to reproduce until they are teenagers. Patience would be required to raise a herd of elephants. Anyway, after swatting and thinking all day, it finally occurred to me in the wee hours of the night that there was a bag of potatoes in a cardboard box under a table. As soon as I remembered that, I knew I was on the right track. As a result, I carefully lifted the closed box and carried it outside. When I lifted the lid, there was lots of activity--flies everywhere. Later in the day I took that box out onto the prairie and liberated the rotten potatoes and any larvae they contained. We could live on powdered potatoes for a few days and keep all fruit refrigerated. Yesterday, then, was closer to normal with only a few of the pesky flies hovering around my head. Most of those were swatted and done away with. Today was even better. I only saw and killed one of the nasty critters. In the future, potatoes are apt to be high on my suspect list when fruit flies start appearing. I also figure I can get rid of a lot of them if necessary by rolling out a bit of bread dough on the counter and waiting nearby with a swatter in hand. For now, however, the plague seems to be over which is quite a relief. The geneticists can keep their silly fruit flies. I don’t need them.
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Mary Johnston just returned from spending about two weeks in Minnesota visiting sisters and other relatives. She mostly stayed with her sister, Lela, at Milaca, MN, and visited other people from there. She visited her brother and various nieces and nephews around Ogilvie and her other sister, Jenene, at Waseca. She was originally taken to Sioux Falls by her son, Larry, and picked up by Lela. On the way back, Lela brought her to Sioux Falls and her son, Lonny, picked her up. Mary said Lela still has about 70 head of horses plus six stallions. These take a lot of care and Mary helped with feed and water, but she didn’t help with cleaning the barn. The sisters were originally going to bring Mary all the way home and stay a bit, but Jenene got ill before that could happen so their visit here had to be postponed. Larry and Joy Dolezal went to Belle Fourche last week to visit their daughter, Carmen Nemec, and family. Joy said that Scott Drabek’s wife has a fabric store there in Belle which Carmen and she visited. They probably made Scott’s wife very happy since they needed quite a bit of cloth for their quilting efforts, etc. Aaron, Michelle and Tyrel Mansfield were visited this weekend by Michelle’s folks, Bill and Pauline Jones, from Rapid City. They have also had Michelle’s cousin, Tyler, staying with them some the last week and helping with the work. He, too, is from Rapid City. The Mansfields planned to return to Rapid City with Bill and Pauline to retrieve a pickup that’s been there getting repaired. Jim and Fayola Mansfield traveled to Hulett, WY, on Tuesday to
Grouse hunters asked to take fire precautions
The South Dakota hunting seasons for grouse, prairie chicken and partridge open Sept. 15 and the Game, Fish and Parks Department is asking that hunters keep safety foremost in mind. Fire danger has been extremely high throughout the summer, and remains so throughout much of the state. With that in mind, hunters are being asked to take precautions to help prevent range fires. GFP asks hunters to take these basic precautions: Equip their vehicles with a large fire extinguisher, shovel and water they’ll need to fight a fire. Extinguish cigarettes with water or dirt or use an ashtray inside their vehicle. Limit vehicle traffic to designated roads and trails. Never park a vehicle over dry grass. In addition, hunters can provide an extra safety measure by carrying a cell phone and being alert for possible fires. If smoke or fire is seen, hunters should report the fire location to local law enforcement or call 911 immediately.
watch their grandson, Thomas, play in a football game. They took in another one of his games a week or two ago and have tentative plans to head to Wyoming again this week for another game. Jim, Georgann and Jami Addison took in the Jones County homecoming on Friday. Jami goes to school in Murdo this year and naturally wanted to take it all in. They also attended the parade, pancake feed, football game and dance plus a yard sale. Georgann and Jami have also spent the last week house and babysitting for friends who wanted to go on vacation. On Sunday, Georgann went to Wall to get in a bit of barrel racing. Jami, however, was tired from her weekend and decided to stay home and take a nap. Jim Addison also reported seeing what he termed a “traveling bike museum.” As he was driving east from his place near Belvidere to 1880 Town on the service road, he passed about 70 or more old or antique motorcycles that were making a run from Boston to the West Coast. Some of these were World War II vintage and quite interesting to see. One rider even had a Sears motorcycle, and those haven’t been made for quite a long time now. There are problems with the older machines, of course, and one fellow had quite a time getting his started again at 1880 Town but eventually managed it. Bunny Green spent several days in Ft. Pierre this last week. She went there with her daughter, Darlene Wiedemer, of Murdo and they stayed with Darlene’s daughter, Ruthie. Ruthie and family have recently moved from a trailer court that is too close to the river that had flooding problems. Now they are on higher ground with a good view of a grove of trees and other pretty areas. The gals did some shopping before returning to Murdo where, unfortunately, Bunny entertained the flu or some such illness for a couple of days. She said she was “sick as a dog” and couldn’t stay warm no matter how many sweaters and blankets she used. She did, despite not feeling well, help cut up and freeze about 40 pounds of Colorado peaches. On Sunday, Darlene brought Bunny back home, and Bunny said she was feeling pretty good by then. Bunny said she had quite a good time except for when she didn’t feel well. Betty Kusick was visited on Sunday by her daughter, Loretta Schreiber, and her husband, Lawrence, of Quinn. The visitors brought dinner with them. They also brought Betty a new cell phone. They figured she goes fishing often enough that it would be good to have a way for her to call for help if she needed it. They gave Betty instruction on how to use the new phone which Betty hopes will help her use it okay. Betty also said her son, Kenny, recently caught a fish that was of a kind he wasn’t familiar with. He hoped it wasn’t a piranha like someone else had caught in a local dam which raised questions as to how on earth it ever got there. Anyway, Kenny took pictures of the unknown fish and hopes he can figure out what it was eventually. Kenny has since reported that the fish was a European Rudd. Jo and Jory Rodgers were policing the area around JR’s on Sunday. Jo said that people exiting the freeway there seem inclined to throw out plastic bottles and other trash to the extent that it needs to be cleaned up every week or two. They had a small wagon full of trash they’d already picked up.
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The bee who gets the honey doesn’t hang around the hive. Approximately 75 people turned out to tour the beautiful yard at the Gale Letellier home on Saturday, September 8. JoAnn also served a delicious dinner to the 30 Master Gardeners from all over the state before the tour. Folks attended the yard show from Rapid City, Hermosa, Pierre, Martin, White River, Kadoka, Long Valley, Philip, Midland, and of course, Norris. Among the Master Gardeners attending were Doug Hesnard and his mother and sister of Hermosa. They are distant relatives of Gale’s on his mother’s side. Doug’s mom remembered being in the house 64 years ago! A week ago on Sunday, LuAnne Beckwith took Maxine Allard home from church and enjoyed a good visit with her former teacher. Marjorie Popkes, Carol Ferguson and Irene Kaufman were in Valentine, NE, on Tuesday to finalize arrangements for Irene’s new apartment there. With the help of Howard, Nette, Beau, and Chris Heinert and Ed, Carol, and Jesse Ferguson, most of Irene Kaufman’s larger furniture was packed up and loaded on Friday evening. Early Saturday morning, with Ed and Carol bringing the loaded the horse trailer, Jesse driving another pickup load, and Irene in her weighted-down car, the group completed the final leg of the process. Others helping to unload and set up were Pete and Marla Ferguson and Gene and Marjorie Popkes. We wish Irene the best, but can’t help but feel the absence of another fine citizen in our tiny community. I am sure Norris will always be a part of Irene because she sure was a part of Norris for many years. Tuesday lunch guests at the home of Gale Letellier were Mel and Tammy Glover of Rapid City. They enjoyed touring the yard since they couldn’t make it last Saturday. The James Letelliers went to Pierre on Tuesday and visited in the Paul Beckwith home. They accompanied the Beckwiths to the volleyball game at Sunshine Bible Academy against White Lake that evening. Their granddaughter, Cassie Beckwith, is a sophomore on the team. The best part of the whole trip was driving home in rain, all the way home from Murdo. We heard reports here at Norris of folks receiving from over an half an inch to three quarters of moisture that evening. Thank you, Lord. Gale and JoAnn Letellier attended the visitation for Leila Dithmer, 92, in Kadoka on Tuesday evening. This area certainly lost another one of our outstanding gals. She was quite a lady. Our hearts go out to her family. May the Lord comfort your hearts at this sad time of loss. June Ring went to Winner and met up with Ethel Evans and Donna Duffy. The ladies traveled on to Aberdeen for the Extension Club CFEL convention held on Friday and Saturday. The state cultural arts contest is held during the convention. June was thrilled to report that she won the judges’ choice award for her story on the old Emmanuel Lutheran Church. June wrote the story for the South Dakota History Conference last year. It tells the story of the folks building the sod church out on the prairie. The St. John Lutheran Church at Norris is a branch of that church. As you travel down SD Highway 63 east of town you will pass the Emmanuel Cemetery beside where the old church stood. The story won over all 107 cultural arts items entered from the different extension districts in the state. At the state extension convention the Norris Extension Club was also given special recognition for the amount of reading they do. Jean Kary was also recognized for writing her 50,000-word novel in one month project. Audra Baldwin visited Maxine Allard on Thursday and picked up some things Maxine had saved for her. That afternoon Ken Koistenen of Pierre visited Maxine and checked on his trail cameras he has out there. It is so dry that folks are telling of the variety of wild life coming to the watering holes. That would make a trail camera real fun to have. Friday morning Ed and Carol Ferguson went to Rapid City to attend the celebration of life for Ed’s cousin, John Parke, who passed away on September 11. Saturday, Christine Dunham hosted a baby shower at the Norris Township Hall. The shower was for Jarrod and Lacey Dunham’s baby, who is expected to arrive in December. Jarrod and Lacey were unable to attend because he didn’t get enough leave to come to South Dakota. Jarrod is serving in the United States Army and is stationed in Fort Hood, TX. Jarrod got tickets to a Dallas Cowboys game so Travis and Mandy WoodenKnife are planning to deliver the gifts to them and go to the game. James and Marjorie traveled to Faith on Saturday for the 50 year reunion of her 1962 class. Nine members of the class gathered at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Fellowship Hall in the afternoon for lots of reminiscing and fun and then attended the banquet at the school gym that evening. This was held for the classes ending in two. They also enjoyed a tour of the beautiful new school. One of Marjorie’s classmates and best friends still teachs there. We discovered that they can still hear the superintendent coming down the hall (like they could in the old school) so some things really haven’t changed. It was a very enjoyable time for of us who gathered that day and we vowed to do it again soon. School News: Norris school is observing homecoming week this week.
•Monday is pajama day. •Tuesday is color day and elementary is yellow. •Wednesday is Cowboy Day •Thursday is Twin Day •Friday is Purple & Gold Day The parade is Friday afternoon and Norris School plans to have a float for the entire school. ~~~~~ The South Central Master Gardeners Club was well represented at the State Master Gardeners Update held in Brookings over the weekend. The gals enjoyed seminars, meetings and a banquet before returning home on Sunday evening. Those attending from the area were: Donita Denke of Long Valley, JoAnn Letellier of Norris, Noma Sazma of Valentine, Ila Tucker of Wood, Donna Adrian, Jeannine Woodard and Rose West of White River, LuAnne Noeske of Pierre and Pat Neilsen and Mabel Schmid of Winner. JoAnn Letellier was surprised to be one of the ten Master Gardeners receiving a gold star badge. Congratulations! Robert and Sharon Ring were in the Black Hills for appointments on Thursday and Friday and were overnight guests of their daughter, Deb, in Spearfish. Robert, Sharon and Deb Ring were among the crowd attending the beautiful wedding of Courtney Totton and Jeff Tyrell in Chamberlain on Saturday afternoon. Erna and Linda Totton of Pierre also attended the wedding and then traveled on to Parker to visit Gert Ring who is moving to Texas to be near her daughter, Judy, and family. Saturday afternoon Evan and Dorothy Bligh headed to Rapid City to attend the Rapid City Cathedral’s 50th high school reunion supper for the class of 1962 at the Canyon Lake Chophouse. Dorothy enjoyed getting reacquainted with some of the folks she hadn’t seen for 50 years. Sunday afternoon visitors at the Gale Letellier home and touring the yard were Dennis and Sena Lauritsen and Ron and Cora Lookabill of Wood. Have a great week.
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to Rapid City this past week visiting his cousin, Stan Adelstein, and wanted to stop in Kadoka to check out the building where the dry goods store had been. They had also visited with Baxter Hogen at the hardware store, before coming into the library. The bevy of grouse were again in Kadoka on Sunday afternoon, enjoying the corn and water in Mel and Wilma Carlson’s yard for a couple hours. We still can’t seem to get any moisture in Western South Dakota, so the birds are coming to town. They better hide soon, as grouse season usually opens in October. Jackson County American Legion Auxiliary had its September meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13. It was announced that the Fall District Meeting of District 2 will be held in Martin on Sunday, Sept. 23. The Christmas Gift Shoppe this year will be held at the VA hospital in Hot Springs instead of the State Veteran’s Home. The gifts are to be delivered to Hot Springs earlier this year – by October 15th. More on this activity later. The next auxiliary meeting will be October 11th.
September 20, 2012 • Kadoka Press •
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Sydne Lenox • Robyn Jones
Family and friends of John Parke of Rapid City were sad to learn of his death on Tuesday, September 11th. The Parke family were and are long-time Kadoka residents and much sympathy is extended to Aletha, their children and his brothers and sisters. His funeral was held in Rapid City on Friday. Richard K. Prang’s ashes were scattered over Red Lake near Chamberlain on Monday, September 10. He was an uncle of Kieth Prang, who died in California in February of 2011. Among those attending the service were Kieth and Nona Prang of Kadoka; Richard’s daughter, Ricarda Stampflmeier, and grandson, Martin, of Ottobrunn, Bavaria, Germany; his son, Gregory, of El Dorado Hills, CA, and Joyce and Loren Prang of Rapid City. The German family and Gregory arrived in Kadoka on Sunday and the Prangs of Rapid City came down on Monday. Prang was a resident of Sioux Falls for awhile and after serving with the Ninth Army in WWII, he returned home to marry Geraldine Ehlers of Kimball. They were married for 65 years and he is survived by her. Jeff and Kris Prang of Martin were in Kadoka on Sunday and visited his parents, Nona and Kieth. They celebrated Jeff ’s birthday, which was on Sept. 15. Also visiting the Prangs on Sunday were Jesse and Jamie Anderson and Seth and Brody Dale of Wautoma, WI. Jesse is the son of Tommie Anderson. Owen and Jason Moran of Mitchell arrived in Kadoka on Wednesday and visited with great grandmother, Thesa Ireland, and grandmother, Holly Clements. The boys are ages one and three. They returned home on Saturday. While in Kadoka, they got to visit greatgreat grandfather, Shorty Ireland, who is a resident of the Kadoka Nursing Home. Hellen and Vernon Uhlir drove to Rapid City on Tuesday where Vernon underwent neck surgery at the Surgery Center on Wednesday morning. They repaired a herniated disc and removed a bone spur. The Uhlirs returned home Thursday afternoon with Vernon in a neck brace. Sunday night he was taken to Philip Hospital and as of Monday remains there while tests are being taken. Ken and Cindy Wilmarth spent Thursday in Pierre where Ken attended a board meeting of the South Dakota Innkeepers. Monday they drove to Rapid City where the regular meeting of the Black Hills, Badlands and Lakes Association was being held. The Mason Temple in Kadoka is undergoing a paint job. A new coat of white paint is being applied and when done the temple will, once again, be a beautiful sight. Jerry and Deb Parkinson of Portland, OR, stopped briefly in Kadoka on Sunday afternoon and visited with Larry and Alvina Parkinson and Sydne Lenox. They had been to their 40th class reunion in Pierre over the weekend. Deb was to catch a plane to Portland later in the day and Jerry will be staying at their home near Hill City for awhile. He is to be a speaker at the law school at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion on Wednesday of this week. He will be speaking about the NCAA infractions and the law. Jerry was a member of the infractions board for many years and is currently writing a book about his experiences on the board. He still serves in a advisory capacity and said he spoke to many media outlets recently about the Penn State situation. Mike Mizel and son, Ben of Phoenix, AZ, were visitors at the Jackson County Library on Saturday afternoon. Mike said his father was Ed Mizel of Mitchell and his grandmother was Mrs. Martinsky, who had a dry goods store in Kadoka years ago. Mike and Ben, and Mike’s mom are on a trip to the New England states and had been
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Reverand Ray Greenseth spent time with Mel Koester on Sunday. Holly Clements stopped in to visit with her grandpa, Shorty Ireland, and made time for Mel Koester and Ruth Klundt, too. Holly returned with Jason and Owen Moron on Thursday to see Shorty. Lois Pettyjohn played the piano and led the music and singing for devotions on Monday morning. On Monday, Renate Carson came in to see Winona Carson, Emma Jarl and Ruth Klundt. Mary Ellen Herbaugh celebrated her birthday on Monday. Happy birthday, Mary Ellen! Dwight Louder's family visited with him on Tuesday. Dorothy and Darin Louder were in again on Friday to see him. Joanette Doon Rope and Jobie Gerry's niece, Shaun Ashby, came for an afternoon visit on Wednesday. Patty Patterson enjoyed seeing her daughter, Tammy Carlson, on Wednesday. Betty VanderMay had a nice chat with son, Steve, and grandson, Tel, on Wednesday. On Thursday, Milton Sorensen enjoyed the company of his sister, Donna Gravatt, and a friend, Annette Kish. Bob Tridle had a visit from his son, Greg, on Thursday. Ruth Klundt enjoyed seeing her husband, Lyle, several times during the week. Winona Carson had a pleasant time with Renate Carson and Oliver and Gayle Carson on Saturday. Alice Wilmarth enjoyed her chats with Paulette and Rick this week. Emma Jarl welcomed Stan, Deb, Trey and Savannah Knispel on Saturday. Harold Schnee received a visit from his daughter, Carol, and her husband, Doyle LaBau, on Saturday. Mary Bull Bear had several visits from her granddaughters, Nevaeh Pierce and Esperanza Marie, during the week.
Recommendations for preventing Hantavirus
South Dakotans should be aware of the risk of Hantavirus as temperatures cool off and rodents move indoors, says a state health official. Hantavirus is caused by a virus carried by rodents. It can result in Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, which fills the lungs with fluid and can lead to respiratory failure. Deer mice are the primary carriers of the virus that causes the disease. “Routine rodent control measures are particularly important this time of year as rodents look to move inside,” said Dr. Lon Kightlinger, State Epidemiologist for the Department of Health. “The risk for Hantavirus is statewide and year round. It can happen wherever there are rodent-infested buildings.” People get infected when they breathe in aerosolized virus from the droppings, urine or saliva of mice. Symptoms usually appear within two to four weeks of exposure and include fatigue, a fever of 101-104°, muscle aches, cough, vomiting and diarrhea. Seek medical care immediately if you have fever, deep muscle aches, and severe shortness of breath after exposure to mice. South Dakota has reported 15 cases of Hantavirus and five deaths since 1993 when the disease was first detected, including one death earlier this year. More than 570 cases have been reported in the U.S. since 1993, including a cluster of nine cases this summer at Yosemite National Park in California that has resulted in three deaths. To control mice and prevent Hantavirus infection: Seal gaps around roofs, attics, basements, windows, doors, foundations, vents, air conditioners, under sinks and other pipes. Set traps where you find mice, nesting materials, urine or droppings. Wear rubber or plastic gloves to clean up dead mice or their droppings. Spray dead mice, urine or droppings with a disinfectant or a mixture of 1½ cups household bleach and one gallon of water. Soak for five minutes, wipe up with a paper towel and put everything in a plastic bag and seal. Put in a second bag and seal that as well. Clean the area with a disinfectant or bleach solution. Don't use vacuum cleaners or brooms, since they can create aerosols. Wash gloved hands with soap and water and wash again after taking off gloves. Keep your house and yard free of junk and rubbish to limit food sources and nesting sites for mice. Use thick plastic or metal containers with tight lids for garbage and for storing pet food. Learn more about Hantavirus and its prevention at http://doh.sd.gov/hantavirus orhttp://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/in dex.html.
Grants available to 4-H Clubs and FFA/FCCLA
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture announces that grant funding is now available through the Building Our South Dakota Rural Communities (BOSDRC) grant program. Grants are open to 4-H clubs, FFA chapters, and Family Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA) of America chapters. The grants were developed to demonstrate the importance of rural communities and the value of organizations that work together to improve rural life. Two types of grants are available. The basic grant is used for community improvement projects and is limited to $750 per project. The safety grant is used for projects that enhance public safety and is limited to $200 per project. Any 4-H club, FFA or FCCLA chapter in South Dakota can apply for the BOSDRC grant. Applications are due by Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Grant awardees will be announced at the end of November. All applications must be submitted on the approved forms for Fiscal Year 2013. Grant application forms are available at http://sdda.sd.gov under the Agricultural Development tab and click on Finance Programs or call Terri LaBrie at 605-773-5436.
District 2 Fall Convention to be in Martin
The annual District 2 Fall Convention of the South Dakota American Legion will be held Sunday, September 23, in Martin for Legionnaires from Bennett, Haakon, Jackson, Jones, Mellette, Todd, Custer, Fall River, Pennington and Shannon counties. The Legion business session will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Martin American Legion Post Home. There will be a District Executive meeting at 11:00 a.m., lunch 12 noon, following the business session a dinner will be served at 4 p.m. State Commander Byron Callies of Watertown will conduct the meeting and will outline his “If you build it, they will come” program for the 2012-2013 American Legion year. State Commander Callies will be assisted by State Adjutant Dennis Brenden of Watertown and State Membership Chairman Royce Loesch of Pierre. The main item on the agenda will be the election for District Vice Commander. The District 2 Auxiliary will hold its meeting at 1:00 p.m. the same day site to be announced.
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Kadoka Kougars meet Wall Eagles head on, claims 28-7 victory
Kadoka Area 28 Wall 7 The Kougars traveled to Wall last Friday to take on the Eagles in another tough conference game. This was a hard-fought game and the Kougars were able to bring home another win as we defeated the Eagles 28-7. The game began with the Eagles starting off the scoring as they went ahead 7-0 early in the first quarter. Later in the quarter we answered with our own touchdown as Chandlier Sudbeck ran in from 7 yards out to make the score 7-6. In the second quarter we scored one more time as Chandlier Sudbeck ran in for a second touchdown, this time from 50 yards out. He also was able to run in and convert the 2-point conversion to put us up 14-7, which is where it stayed until the third quarter. Our defense continued to stifle Wall’s running and passing game in the second half as we were able to pitch a second half shut out on a football team that has a lot of speed with a couple of very talented running backs. We held Wall to only 112 yards on the ground and 69 yards passing. As much speed as they have on the field, this stats alone speaks volumes about our defensive effort. The third quarter we were able to put more points on the board as Kenar VanderMay hooked up with Logan Christensen on a 25 yard pass play, and Kenar hooked up with Logan Ammons for the twopoint conversion to put us up 22-7 in the third quarter. With about six minutes to go in the game Kenar hooked up one more time with Logan Christensen on a 5 yard pass to make the score 28-7. The Eagles threatened to score toward the end of the game, but our defense stiffened one more time so the game finished with a final score of 28-7. This week we clicked really well offensively as we probably played our best game of the year to this point. Chandlier Sudbeck had an amazing night running the ball. He carried it 20 times for 152 yards and 2 touchdowns, with one 2-point conversion. Our offensive line led by Clint Stout at center along with Gavin DeVries, Herbie O’Daniel, Logan Christensen and Logan Ammons, once again did a really nice job as they opened up a lot of holes for our running backs. Kenar VanderMay had 16 carries for 48 yards, Logan Christensen had 2 carries for 21 yards, Chance Knutson had 6 carries for 5 yards and Klay O’Daniel had 1 carry for 2 yards. Our passing game was pretty effective this week. Kenar was 9-14 for 75 yards and 2 touchdowns and one 2-point conversion. Receiving wise, Logan Christensen had 4 catches for 35 yards and 2 touchdowns. Logan Ammons had 3 catches for 33 yards with one 2point conversion and Chandlier Sudbeck had 2 catches for 7 yards. The defense this week was led once again by Clint Stout as he recorded a game high 15 tackles and he also had one interception. Other defensive stats include Kenar VanderMay with 14 tackles, Logan Christensen had 9, Sam Pretty Bear 8, Logan Ammons 7, Chance Knutson 5, Klay O’Daniel and Chris Anderson each had 4, Lane Patterson 3, Chandlier Sudbeck 2, and Dylan Riggins and Herbie O’Daniel each had 1. Chris Anderson recorded 2 big sacks, and True Buchholz and Logan Christensen also each recorded 1 sack as well. The boys did a really good job this week. We took care of the ball, we tackled well, we blocked well, and we feel like if we do those three things right we’re going to give ourselves a good chance to win. We haven’t beaten Wall in a few years, and we haven’t beaten them in Wall for a long time, so this was a special win for our team. Once again this week doesn’t get any easier as a very experienced Jones County team comes to town to play us for our 2012 homecoming football game. Jones County has played some really tough games so far this year as they squeaked by Philip and lost to White River and Colome. They’ve got a team full of experience and talent and will pose as a huge challenge for us this week. Look for it to be another great night of football in Kadoka! Game time this week is at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you all there!
“C” team Volleyball
The Lady Kougar “C” team lost a three-set match with New Underwood on Thursday night. We came out strong the first set and won 25-17. Kassie Hicks served well in this match for the team. The next set, the Lady Kougars fell behind quickly and could not recover. Even though Miranda Dale was able to serve 8 straight points, the lead was just too big to overcome. We lost that set 19-25. In the 3rd set, we lost 6-15. We have shown an improvement over the season. We are working hard at communicating on the court and making better passes. Our serving has also improved in the past couple of weeks. Our next match is September 25 against Bennett County. --by Laurie Prichard
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GOLD MEMBERS - $200 or more Rush Funeral Home • People’s Market • West Central Electric Hildebrand Steel & Concrete • Hogen’s Hardware Rodeway Inn & H&H Restaurant • Kadoka Area School District West River Excavation • Headlee Veterinary Clinic Jackson County Title Company STAR MEMBERS - $100-$199 Midwest Coop • Discount Fuel • Badlands Petrified Gardens Kadoka Gas & Go • Golden West • BankWest Kadoka Press • Jigger’s Restaurant • Sanftner Mail ASSOCIATE MEMBERS- $50-$99 Crew Agency & Badlands Trading Post • Ireland Angus Creative Cuts & Fitness • Main Street Salon FRIENDS OF KCBA- up to $50 Silver Court
Redeem your KCBA Bucks at any of the businesses listed above.
$10 per team up to 6 players
6th grade to adults Sponsored by the 2013 KAHS Class Tessa Stout Volleyball
In our two matches against New Underwood and Faith this past week Tessa served 31/32 with 16 points and 2 aces, had 18 set assists, and added 2 kills and a 1 block.
Questions call Marti Herber at 488-0823
KCBA meets the first Thursday of the every month. Meetings are open to the public, so be an active member in your community by attending a meeting!
Learning the game … Reese Sudbeck #14 carries the ball around the Lyman County defense. The sixth grade players held a scrimmage in between the junior high and junior varsity game on Tuesday, September 11. --photo by Robyn Jones
Homecoming Pancake & Sausage Supper
Friday, Sept. 21 4 to 6 p.m.
Kadoka City Auditorium Register at the supper for door prizes!
~ ~ Must be present to win ~ ~
Volleyball team 7-6
Thursday, September 13 Kadoka defeated New Underwood 25-18, 25-20, 25-12. Marti Herber, Tessa Stout, Kwincy Ferguson and Raven Jorgensen combined for 49/49 serving with 32 service points and 9 aces. Kwincy Ferguson and Raven Jorgensen each had 9 kills and Shaley Herber added 7. Tessa Stout and Taylor Merchen combined for 20 set assists. Mariah Pierce had 3 digs. Kadoka JV defeated New Underwood JV 25-20, 25-21. Tori Letellier and Shelby Uhlir both had a nice game attacking the ball and added some nice kills. Defensivley, Destiny Dale and Allie Romero did a nice job. Saturday, September 15 Faith defeated Kadoka 21-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-19. Mariah Pierce and Tessa Stout combined for 19 service points and 2 aces. Raven Jorgensen had 9 kills and 5 blocks; Kwincy Ferguson had 6 kills. Taylor Merchen and Tessa Stout combined for 11 set assists. Mariah Pierce had 5 digs and Raven Jorgensen added 4 more. The girls fought hard and played well against a strong Faith team that was in the state tournament last year. We got off to a good start winning the first set, but Faith raised their level of play and really started attacking well. We just couldn't match it. Kadoka is now 7-6 on the year and the varsity and junior varsity teams will travel to White River on Thursday, September 19, for a triangular with White River and Pine Ridge. Kadoka JV defeated Faith JV 25-21, 26-24. This was a great examle of true teamwork and ball control. The girls played very well and came from behind in the second set to win.
Chandlier Sudbeck Football
Chandlier is a tremendous leader. He works very hard in the off season, lifting weights, wrestling, running and doing whatever he can to be better. In the big win over Wall he carried the ball 20 times for 152 yards and 2 touchdowns and one 2-point conversion. Chandlier has carried the ball 58 times for 450 yards and scored 5 touchdowns, and he’s also had 1 touchdown receiving so far this year. He’s averaging 7.8 yards per carry. Chandlier is a good student, a great kid and he’s very deserving of this honor.
Supper & Drawings sponsored by
•Parade at 1:30 •Punt, Pass & Kick to follow •Football Game Kickoff at 6:30 Kadoka Kougars vs. Jones County Coyotes
Kadoka Clinic & Lab
601 Chestnut Kadoka, SD 57543-0640
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Jackson County Title Company Larson Law Office, P.C.
615 Poplar St. • Kadoka, SD 57543 605-837-2286
Kadoka Merchants wish to show their appreciation to the people of this area for their support this past year!
Jackson County Title Co., Inc.
615 Poplar St. • Kadoka, SD 57543 u u u u u Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to Noon and by appointment. Over 20 Years of Service
Midwest Cooperative
Kadoka South Dakota
Divisions of Ravellette Publications, Inc.:
•Grain •Feed •Salt •Fuel •Twine
Kay Reckling
Independent Norwex Consultant
Phone: 837-2235
(605) 837-2286
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Kadoka Press: 837-2259 Pioneer Review: 859-2516 The Profit: 859-2516 Pennington Co. Courant: 279-2565 New Underwood Post: 754-6466 Faith Independent: 967-2161 Bison Courier: 244-7199 Murdo Coyote: 669-2271
Fax: 837-2061 Ph: 837-2257 MONDAY Dave Webb, PA-C TUESDAY Dave Webb, PA-C Wednesday - CLOSED Please call Philip Clinic 800-439-8047 THURSDAY Dr. David Holman FRIDAY Dr. Coen Klopper Clinic Hours: 8:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 5:00 Lab Hours: 8:15 - 12:00 1:00 - 5:00 The Lab & X-ray departments accept orders from any provider.
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Complete line of veterinary services & products.
(Toll-free) Mark & Tammy Carlson
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Homecoming …
September 20, 2012 • Kadoka Press •
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Kougar football team … Front row (L-R): volunteer Matthew Plaggemeyer, Dylan Riggins, Matthew Pretty Bear, Herbie O’Daniel, Jed Brown, Jarrett VanderMay,
Brendon Porch, Aaron Janis, Kyler Ferguson. Middle row: Sam Pretty Bear, Chandlier Sudbeck, Gavin DeVries, True Buchholz, Lane Patterson, Logan Christensen. Back row: Head Coach Chad Eisenbraun, Asst. Coach Mark DeVries, Klay O’Daniel, Clint Stout, Chris Anderson, Kahler Addison, Paul Kary, Ryder Sanftner, Kenar VanderMay, Chance Knutson, Ashton Standing Bear, Ty Merchen, Asst. Coach Jody Sudbeck, volunteer Dylan Moro. Not pictured: Logan Ammons and Wyatt Enders.
Friday, September 21
Kadoka Kougars vs. Jones County Coyotes at Jackson County Sports Complex - 6:30 p.m.
Senior Football Players
Back row (L-R): Kahler Addison, Ryder Sanftner, Ashton Standing Bear, Kenar VanderMay. Middle row: Clint Stout, Chance Knutson, Klay O’Daniel. Front row: Chris Anderson, Paul Kary, Ty Merchen.
Football Cheerleaders
Top row (L-R) Scout Sudbeck, Shelby Uhlir, Jerica Coller. Standing: Raven Jorgensen, Victoria Letellier, Taylor Merchen, Mariah Pierce, Cami Uhlir, Myla Pierce, Allie Romero
H & H Restaurant & Rodeway Inn
Ken & Cindy Wilmarth: 837-2287
Kadoka Clinic
Phone: 837-2257
Hogen’s Hardware
Don & Randi Oyan: 837-2274
Rick Groven: 837-2550
Miller’s Garbage & Laundromat
Larry & Jan Miller: 837-2698
America’s Best Value Inn
Grant Patterson • Phone: 837-2188
Rush Funeral Home
Philip • Wall • Kadoka Jack & DJ Rush: 859-2400
Kadoka Booster Club
Promoting Spirit
Craig & Diana Coller: 837-2690 Sauntee & Heidi Coller
Oien Implement
Badlands Beauty Salon
Jan Miller: 390-4591
Discount Fuel
Mark & Tammy Carlson Phone: 837-2271
Double H Feed & Supply
Ted & Arlene Hicks: 837-2976
State Farm Insurance
Jan Hewitt: 859-2559
Badlands Petrified Gardens
Bill Fugate: 837-2448
People’s Market
Rich & Shawna Bendt: 837-2232
Headlee Vet Clinic
Drs. Bill & Norma Headlee Kadoka: 837-2431 Philip: 859-2610
Peters Excavation
Brent Peters: 837-2945
Gene Christensen: 837-2281
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
Midland Food & Fuel
Clint & Brenda Jensen: 843-2536
Jigger’s Restaurant
Jerry & JoAnne Stilwell: 837-2000
Dr. B.L. Porch, DVM
Dr. Boyd Porch: 837-2697
Kadoka Press
Ronda & Robyn • 837-2259
Kadoka Gas & Go
Grant Patterson: 837-2350
Midwest Cooperative
Rod Knutson, Mgr: 837-2600
Groven’s Chemical
Club 27
Lonny & Carrie Johnston:
West River Excavation
Farmer’s Union Insurance
Donna Enders: 837-2144
J& Restore
John & Sue Kaiser: 837-2376
Public Notices …
Unapproved Minutes Kadoka City Council REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 7:00 P.M.
Mayor Weller called the regular meeting of the Kadoka City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. with the following members present: Colby Shuck; Brad Jorgensen, Ryan Willert, Dick Stolley and Micki Word. Members absent: Kieth Prang. Others present: Patty Ulmen, Finance Officer; Steve Rosenberger; Jackie Stilwell; Ronda Dennis; Forrest Davis; Glenn Freeman; Rich Bendt; Bob Fugate; JoBeth Uhlir; Patrick Solon; Nathan Riggins; and Stephen Riggins. Eileen Stolley and Cindy VanderMay arrived at 7:03. Francis “Tojo” Osborn arrived at 7:12. Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of August 13, 2012 was postponed due to the lack of a quorum of members present at the meeting. This matter will be tabled until the next meeting in which a quorum of members who were present at the meeting are in attendance. Shuck made Motion 12-09-10:89 to approve the minutes of the special meeting of August 22, 2012. The motion was seconded by Word, with all members present voting yes and the motion carried 5-0. The bills were presented for approval. After review by all council members, Stolley made Motion 12-09-10:90 to approve the bills as submitted. The motion was seconded by Willert. A roll call vote was taken, with all members present voting yes and the motion carried 5-0. BILLS TO APPROVE AT THE SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 MEETING AFLAC, Monthly Premium 85.82; Delta Dental, Monthly Premium 551.50; SD Retirement, Monthly Contribution 2,107.20; Verizon Wireless, Cell Phone 78.13; Avenet, Annual Web Page Fee 350.00; Dakota Business, Supplies/Repairs 876.46; Double H Feed, Supplies 26.75; Ernie's Building Center, Garage Door Opener 264.98; Galls, Supplies 220.46; Golden West, Telephone/Cable 759.46; Hawkins Water Treatment, Pool Supplies 44.08; Heartland Paper, Supplies 281.21; Hogen's Hardware, Supplies/Repairs 938.15; Interstate Power Systems, Annual Generator Maintenance 525.00; J & S Restore, Repairs 471.90; John Deere Credit, Monthly Payment/Front End Loader 2,023.03; JS Construction, Install Garage Door Opener 204.08; Kadoka Press, Publishing 118.91; Kadoka Volunteer Fire Dept., Reimburse/Expenses 1,616.00; Kadoka Water Dept., Refund Meter Deposit 35.00; KCBA, Reimburse/Expenses 4,511.69; Kreekside Karaoke, Karaoke at Bar 400.00; Midwest Cooperatives, Vehicle Fuel 944.68; Pahlke, Alvin, Legal Services 150.00; Peoples Market, Supplies 708.87; Pierre Landfill, Tipping Fees 476.80; Sanitation Products, Supplies 667.00; SD Dept. of Health, Lab Samples 104.00; SD Dept. of Revenue, Sales Tax 1,832.64; SD Dept. of Transportation, Annual Sign Permits 64.00; Servall, Laundry 241.60; Sudbeck, Jody, Reimburse/Mileage 125.80; TLC Electric, Repairs 102.04; Uhlir, JoBeth, Reimburse/Bingo Supplies 205.32; United States Postal Service, Postage 45.00; West Central Electric, Electricity 4,749.68; West Plains Engineering, Inc., Fire Alarm System/Auditorium 4,480.00; West River Excavation, Solid Waste Transportation/Backhoe 928.33; West River Lyman Jones, Water Payment 8,625.00; Chamberlain Wholesale, Liquor Supplies 1,402.70; Coca Cola, Liquor Supplies 58.00; Dakota Toms, Liquor Supplies 82.98; Eagle Sales, Liquor Supplies 9,567.00; Jerome Beverage, Liquor Supplies 3,488.10; Johnson Western Wholesale, Liquor Supplies 3,668.23; Republic, Liquor Supplies 3,075.29; Kadoka Care Center, Fire Sprinkler System Installation 21,116.50; ACH Withdrawal for Taxes, Federal Employment Taxes 5,063.80; ACH Withdrawal for Dakota Care, Health Insurance Premium 6,271.58; Total Bills Presented: 94,734.75 The financial statement, along with a report listing the breakdown of revenue, expenses, and bank balances for the month of August was distributed. After a review of the information, Shuck made Motion 12-09-10-91 to approve the financial report. The motion was seconded by Jorgensen. A roll call vote was taken, with all members present voting yes and the motion carried 5-0. City of Kadoka Financial Statement as of 8-31-12: Revenue: General Fund - $38,738.46; 3 B’s Fund - $4,624.48; Street Fund $6.55; Liquor Fund - $33,969.77; Water Fund - $14,092.67; Sewer Fund $2,376.86; Solid Waste Fund $4,302.28. Expense: General Fund - $36,895.70; 3B’s Fund - $507.58; Street Fund $1,600.00; Liquor Fund - $27,740.34; Water Fund - $14,886.24; Sewer Fund $785.22; Solid Waste Fund - $3,022.51. Payroll: Administration - $3,009.36; Streets - $2,974.94; Police - $2,576.94; Auditorium/Parks - $2,332.80; Summer Recreation - $6,400.99; Liquor $5,216.48; Water/Sewer – $2,729.27; Solid Waste - $678.15; Group Health/Dental - $6,799.49; Retirement $2,107.20; Social Security/Medicare $5,265.07. Bank Balances: Checking Account $744,192.96; ATM Account - $2,267.13; Certificates of Deposit - $775,050.38. Citizen Input: Rich Bendt was present to discuss planned improvements at the baseball fields. He had previously addressed the council to request that the city purchase the materials for the improvements. The total amount of materials for the project would be $9,715.30 and would include work to be done on the bleachers, dugout and fence. He stated that he has also contacted the Horizon’s group about assisting with the materials purchase. The funding request will be addressed at a future meeting. Glenn Freeman commented on the progress being made on the demolition of the old Harvest States Elevator. Comprehensive Plan: Mayor Weller stated that he had heard enough discussion at previous meetings on the comprehensive plan and would like to proceed with a vote. Glenn Freeman asked for and was granted permission to hand out an information sheet. Bob Fugate questioned the mayor’s decision to postpone the vote at the previous month’s meeting, due to the fact that all members of the council were not present; and now a vote is being considered and not all members are present at this meeting. Rich Bendt stated that as a member of the Economic Development Corporation, he wants to see the vote take place at this meeting. Stephen Riggins stated that a family member has had experience in Pennington County dealing with their comprehensive plan and zoning issues and there is a lot of “red tape” involved to be in compliance. Mayor Weller asked members their opinion on voting on the issue at this meeting and the consensus, which was not unanimous, was to proceed Willert made Motion 12-09-10:92 to approve Resolution No. 2012 – 1 R and adopt the comprehensive plan. The motion was seconded by Stolley. A roll call vote was taken: Shuck-yes; Word-yes; Stolley-yes; Willert-yes; Jorgensen-no; Prang-absent. The motion carried 4-1, with one member absent. RESOLUTION NO. 2012 – 1R A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE CITY OF Kadoka, AS PROVIDED FOR IN SDCL 11-6 Whereas, 11-6-14 of South Dakota Codified Law has empowered the City Council of Kadoka to prepare a Comprehensive Plan for the development of the City; and Whereas, the City Council of Kadoka has developed a Comprehensive Plan through the year 2037, has held the required Public Hearing, and has made a recommendation for adoption of the Plan; and Whereas, the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan would guide the future development of Kadoka and the surrounding area. Now therefore, be it resolved by the Kadoka City Council, that the Comprehensive Plan for Kadoka through the year 2037 be adopted and effective 20 days after publication of this resolution. Adopted this 10th day of September, 2012. Publication Date: September 20, 2012 Effective Date: October 10 ,2012 Harry Weller, Mayor City of Kadoka Attest: Patty Ulmen, Finance Officer City of Kadoka NEW BUSINESS: A. 1st Reading of Budget Ordinance 2013-A: The first reading of Budget Ordinance 2013-A was held. The second reading will be held at a special meeting, with the date to be determined during the Mayor’s Report. B. Approve Plat/Boyd Letellier: A plat for property located on Locust Street was presented on behalf of Boyd Letellier. Brad Jorgensen declared a “conflict of interest” due to having property that is part of the proposed plat. Council member Jorgensen left the meeting at this time and did not return. After review of the document, Stolley made Motion 12-0910:93 to approve the plat as submitted. The motion was seconded by Willert. A roll call vote was taken: Shuck-yes; Word-yes; Stolley-yes; Willert-yes. The motion carried 4-0, with one member abstaining and one member absent. C. Junk Vehicle Ordinance: No discussion was held. COUNCIL REPORTS: A. Water/Sewer: The council was advised that Maguire Iron will stand behind their quote of $25,000.00 for 2013 for the water tower. B. Streets: Preliminary information for a new heating system at the shop was discussed. The information presented from 3 B’s Heating & Air Conditioning did not include the price of a propane tank, trenching or wiring. More information will be obtained and will be discussed at the special meeting, date to be set under the mayor’s report. Funding will come from the contingency fund. C. Solid Waste: The annual inspection was held August 23, 2012. Some repairs to the fence will need to be completed. The landfill pickup is being repaired. D. Liquor: There will be karaoke on September 15, 2012. Bingo begins this week on Thursday, September 13, 2012 and poker begins on Monday, September 17, 2012 E. Auditorium/Park: no report F. Public Safety: The monthly report was distributed. G. Mayor’s Report: There will be a special council meeting on September 24, 2012, at 7:00 for the 2nd reading of Budget Ordinance 2013-A. The dates for the regular council meeting for October and November are both on scheduled holiday dates. It was the consensus of the council to hold both meetings on the regular dates which are October 8, 2012 and November 12, 2012. Willert advised the council members that a property tax workshop will be held on September 25, 2012 at 1:00 at the Philip Ambulance Building. Anyone wishing to attend should notify him by September 20, 2012. Shuck made Motion 12-09-10:94 to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Word, with all members present voting yes and the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m. Harry Weller, Mayor ATTEST: Patty Ulmen, Finance Officer City of Kadoka [Published September 20, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $123.47]
September 20, 2012 • Kadoka Press •
SUMMARY OF ADOPTION City of Kadoka Comprehensive Plan
The City of Kadoka adopted a Comprehensive Plan on September 10, 2012 which shall serve as the official policy document to guide the City’s decisions about long-term growth and physical development of the City of Kadoka through the year 2037. The comprehensive plan discusses land use, transportation, infrastructure and drainage management, historic preservation, and parks and recreation. This is the first comprehensive plan development by the City of Kadoka and the Kadoka Planning Commission. The comprehensive plan serves as the basis for the City’s zoning ordinances being developed. The plan can be inspected by contacting the Finance Officer, Patty Ulmen at 837-2229 or kadokacity@goldenwest.net. The plan will be effective October 10, 2012. Published this 20th day of September, 2012. [Published September 20, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $11.92]
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Notice is hereby given that the Board of Jackson County Commissioners are holding a public auction to dispose of surplus property as per SDCL 6-13. A surplus real estate auction will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 1, 2012. The real estate auction will be held at the Jackson County Courthouse, 700 Main Street, Kadoka, SD. The following items to be sold at public auction are parcels of real estate on which the ad valorem taxes became delinquent and Jackson County obtained tax deed upon the parcels or quit claim was issued to Jackson County. All parcels are located in Jackson County, South Dakota. Lots 17, 18, Block 8, Town of Belvidere Lots 10, Block 3, Town of Wanblee Lots 11, 12, Block 3, Town of Wanblee Terms: Cash date of sale - - All payments to be made at Jackson County Treasurer’s Office. All appropriate taxes will be applied at time of payment to the Treasurer. Real estate filing fees to be paid immediately to the Register of Deeds by buyer of real estate. Call 605-837-2422 (Auditor) for additional information. Vicki D. Wilson Jackson County Auditor [Published September 20 & 27, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $37.56]
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of Jackson County, South Dakota has received a petition requesting that a certain highways be added to the Jackson County Highway System pursuant to SDCL 31-3-6. The following highway is petitioned to be added to the Jackson County Highway System and begins: At S. D. Hwy. 248 in Section 36, T 2 S, R 23 E in northern Jackson County, and shall continue on the following course: Southeast across the NE4 of Section 36, T 2 S, R 23 E and through the NW4 of Section 31, T 2 S, R 24 E and terminate at the home place of Jeff Willert in Section 31, T 2 S, R 24 E. Total miles of road to be ( +/- ) threequarters of a mile. A public hearing on said petition will be held at the Jackson County Courthouse at 11:30 a.m., October 1, 2012 in the Commissioner’s Room of the Jackson County Courthouse. All interested persons are invited to attend. Any persons unable to attend the hearings may send written comments in favor or opposition to the addition of the highway to the county highway system. Such written comments are to be sent by first class mail to: Jackson County Commissioners, PO Box 280, Kadoka, SD 57543, and are to be received no later than 11:00 a.m., October 1, 2012. Vicki D. Wilson Jackson County Auditor [Published September 20 & 27, 2012 at the total approximate cost of $36.10]
Back-to-School tips for students and parents paying college expenses, IRS summertime tax tip 2012-25
Whether you’re a recent high school graduate going to college for the first time or a returning student, it will soon be time to head to campus, and payment deadlines for tuition and other fees are not far behind. The IRS offers some tips about education tax benefits that can help offset some college costs for students and parents. Typically, these benefits apply to you, your spouse or a dependent for whom you claim an exemption on your tax return. •American Opportunity Credit. This credit, originally created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is still available for 2012. The credit can be up to $2,500 per eligible student and is available for the first four years of post secondary education at an eligible institution. Forty percent of this credit is refundable, which means that you may be able to receive up to $1,000, even if you don't owe any taxes. Qualified expenses include tuition and fees, course related books, supplies and equipment. •Lifetime Learning Credit. In 2012, you may be able to claim a Lifetime Learning Credit of up to $2,000 for qualified education expenses paid for a student enrolled in eligible educational institutions. There is no limit on the number of years you can claim the Lifetime Learning Credit for an eligible student. You can claim only one type of education credit per student in the same tax year. However, if you pay college expenses for more than one student in the same year, you can choose to take credits on a per-student, per-year basis. For example, you can claim the American Opportunity Credit for one student and the Lifetime Learning Credit for the other student. •Student loan interest deduction. Generally, personal interest you pay, other than certain mortgage interest, is not deductible. However, you may be able to deduct interest paid on a qualified student loan during the year. It can reduce the amount of your income subject to tax by up to $2,500, even if you don’t itemize deductions. These education benefits are subject to income limitations, and may be reduced or eliminated depending on your income. For more information, visit the Tax Benefits for Education Information Center at IRS.gov or check out Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education, which can be downloaded at IRS.gov or ordered by calling 800TAX-FORM (800-829-3676). To automatically receive IRS tax tips, visit IRS.gov, click on "News" and select "e-News Subscriptions."
At the SD State Fair … Gage Weller exhibited the Champion Rambouillet Ram at the 2012 SD State Fair in open class. Gage won reserve champion ram in 4-H and was awarded a showmanship rosette.
Kadoka Area School Surplus Auction
Sunday, September 30
2 p.m. in the Little Gym • Kadoka
Contact George Seiler for more info, 837-2175
Electronics/computer equipment
(42) HP 6720 Laptop (11) 3Com baseline switch 2824 (1) 3Com switch 3300 (3)Com super stack II switch 3300 (12 port) (1)MVC-FD100 Mavica Floppy disk digital camera (1) Kodak slide projector (1) Magnavox DVD/VCR (1) Epson Scanner (1) HP Scanner (1) HP Scanner 5530 (2) Brother HL-2070n printer (3) HP LaserJet 1320n printer (1) HP LaserJet 4200n printer (1) Xerox Phaser 8500 printer (1) HP psx 750xi printer/ scanner/copier (1) Hp LaserJet 400 printer (1) HP color LaserJet 4600dn printer (5) Dell 5100cn printer (1) Sharp FO 3150 Fax Machine (1) Video cam jcm 122 video monitor (1) Power school server (1) Dell dimension 4550 desktop computer (1) Gateway xtv400 desktop computer (1) APC 600 UPS battery backup (1) APC 650 UPS battery backup (3) APC 1400 UPS battery backup (1) APC 1000 UPS battery backup Various toner supplies Various imaging drums, transfer rollers, and fuser kits
Other surplus items
(1) Tappan electric stove (4) Overhead projector’s (51) Student table desk’s (8) Student chairs (12) Preschool student chairs (12) Preschool student desks (5) Plastic student chairs (6) Blue cloth chairs (no seat cushion) (3) Teachers desks (3) Metal tech/computer carts (2) Computer desk/tables (1) Table (1) Metal frame (4 sections) wood shelving (1) 8 wood shelving (6 sections) (1) Wood cabinet (4 section/doors) (2) Red vinyl student chairs (1) Counter top table w/faucet (4) Black cloth covered speakers w/sound mixer
Get results when you advertise in the classified section! Call 837-2259 • Kadoka Press • Kadoka, SD 57543
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News …
September 20, 2012 • Kadoka Press •
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A food, farm and jobs bill as soon as possible
After spending much of August out of Washington, Congress is back – and rural America is watching closely, hoping for passage of a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill as soon as possible. With farmers facing the worst drought in decades this summer and the current Farm Bill set to expire on September 30 of this year, time is running out for Congress to act. You and I both know the stakes couldn’t be higher. Since early this summer, when the Senate passed a comprehensive, multi-year Food Farm and Jobs Act, the Administration has expressed its preference for such comprehensive legislation and urged Congress to act before the current law expires. Let me tell you why: A comprehensive, multiyear Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would ensure a strong safety net for our producers. This includes disaster assistance for those who have been impacted by the drought – especially by providing help for livestock and specialty crop producers and providing a new support system for dairy producers. Just as important, a new multiyear bill would ensure certainty for all farmers and ranchers in the coming years. It would help USDA to continue growing agricultural trade. We’re in the four best years for agricultural exports in our history, and we can’t afford to stop now. It would enable USDA to continue the record investments we’ve made since 2009 in America’s small towns and rural communities. USDA could continue to modernize water and electric utilities for millions of Americans, expand broadband access, and help rural businesses grow. And it would give us tools to continue expanding the production of advanced biofuels and biobased manufacturing, creating more good jobs that can’t be shipped overseas. It would allow USDA to continue the groundbreaking agricultural research that’s ongoing today, both here and at universities across America – important research the likes of which helps agriculture through tough times such as the current drought. A Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would enhance USDA conservation efforts, ensuring that vital conservation programs that enable rural Americans to protect the land and water don’t expire. It would enable USDA to continue helping millions of American families – folks who are working hard, playing by the rules, but still having trouble making ends meet – to provide food for their children. And if Congress acts, we’ll be able to continue our efforts to ensure the safest food supply on earth. As America recovers from economic recession, rural Americans are leading the way and USDA is supporting their efforts. It’s not time to let up now, and that’s why we need Congress to pass a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill as soon as possible. --Agriculture Secretary Vilsack
Fighting for a Farm Bill
South Dakotans continue to struggle though one of the worst droughts in decades, but Washington, D.C. continues to stall on a Farm Bill. I’m fed up with Washington excuses. We need to get a Farm Bill done now, and that’s why I’m helping lead the effort to force a vote on this important legislation. I recently signed a petition that would force a vote on the Farm Bill if 218 House members sign it. I was the first Republican to do so and I am encouraging my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do the same. I am also working to educate other members on just how important a Farm Bill is to every American that wants to put affordable food on the table. At a “Farm Bill Now” rally on Capitol Hill, I was one of four congressional speakers to discuss the importance of a Farm Bill. In front of hundreds of farmers and ranchers from across the nation, including many from South Dakota, I highlighted the critical role a Farm Bill plays not just to rural economies, but to our nation’s food supply and national security. If the logical “field to table” argument doesn’t work on some, I’m also taking to the House floor to tell the stories of real South Dakotans struggling from the uncertainty coming out of Washington. One couple from Houghton is especially concerned about long-term agriculture policy, because they’re hoping to pass their farming operation on to their three sons. Another couple wants to make planting decisions for their farming and ranching operation in Wall, but without a Farm Bill, they have less certainty about what the future holds for them. It is not right to leave these and other hard working Americans without certainty because too many in Washington don’t think getting a Farm Bill done is important enough right now. The Farm Bill expires at the end of this month. Getting a new one done is a top priority for me, and it should be a top priority for this Congress. Our farmers and ranchers deserve certainty, and I will keep fighting every day to make sure they get it. From holding leadership’s feet to the fire to schedule a vote, to gathering signatures for the discharge petition and continuing to educate other Members, I will not stop working to get a Farm Bill done for South Dakota. --by Rep. Kristi Noem
Rolling Put Options protect minimum selling price
For the last couple of months, many marketing advisors have advocated the use of put options to establish a minimum selling price for corn and soybeans, says Darrell Mark, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Economics at South Dakota State University. "This marketing strategy has advantages and disadvantages, but one of the most appealing advantages is that it protects a minimum selling price while allowing the hedger to benefit from price increases," Mark said during a recent iGrow Radio Network interview. He says one of the strategies now being discussed by marketing advisors and considered by producers in light of the continued price rally is whether to "roll" these put options to a higher strike price. "Rolling to a higher strike price creates higher minimum sale price. The mechanics of the roll are accomplished by offsetting, or selling, the put option that was originally purchased and buying a put option in the same month with a higher strike price," Mark said. He shares an example to explain how this works: Suppose that on July 20, 2012, a corn producer decided to purchase a $7.00/bu December 2012 corn put option, thinking that the corn market was reaching a high. At that time, the cost, or premium, for that put option would have been $0.30/bu. If the commission costs for trading this option totaled $0.02/bu and the producer expected the basis to be -$0.40/bu, then the minimum expected sale price (MESP) would be $6.28/bu. If December futures prices trade below $7/bu, then the put option gains intrinsic value and offsets the lower cash market price for the corn (although basis risk is still present). If December corn futures go higher, then the put premium declines but the cash grain is sold for a higher price, but the most money that could be lost by owning the put would be the total premium paid. It would be possible for the option to be worth a small amount sometime before the put expires; however, if December futures are above $7/bu when the option expires, the option premium would be virtually worthless if held until expiration. While the producer might have thought that December corn futures were setting a high back on July 20 and decided to initiate this put option hedge and establish a MESP of $6.28/bu, it turns out that crop conditions worsened and the corn market has went up about $0.20/bu through the third week of August. Even though the put option is worth much less now, this isn't necessarily a bad thing for the producer. In this case, the cash corn can be sold for a higher price and, assuming that the producer didn't hedge 100% of production, a higher overall price is realized for the crop. "Basically, it is somewhat like having auto or life insurance and not using it," Mark said. Another way though that the producer could take advantage of the price increase would be to roll the option up to a higher strike price and increase the MESP. By August 23, the $7/bu December 2012 put option was trading for about $0.10/bu, meaning that the put that is currently being held could be sold back for $0.10/bu. This would mean that this put option trade would have lost $0.20/bu, plus commission. However, the $0.10/bu is being recaptured (of the original $0.30/bu premium) and can be put towards the purchase of another put with a higher strike price. In fact, the $8/bu December 2012 corn put option was trading for about $0.40/bu on August 23. If the option position was rolled from the $7/bu strike price to the $8/bu strike price on August 23, the MESP would increase to 6.96/bu. Now, the producer has a floor selling price of nearly $7/bu for a total net premium cost of $0.60 and $0.04/bu commission. Before rolling, the floor price was $6.28/bu at a total cost of $0.32/bu. Is it worth it? "It depends on the producer's risk tolerance and market outlook," Mark said. "For a producer with a relatively bearish outlook on the corn market price during harvest this year and who is quite risk averse, this might be a good strategy to consider. For a bullish producer that is willing to have price protection that is deep out-of-themoney, doing so might not be necessary. Either producer, though, should consider what his/her goals really are for marketing. If the put option hedge was originally designed to protect a floor price that would insure a profitable price (above breakeven), then rolling to a higher strike price is only adding to hedged profit - which is always nice, but may not be necessary for some producers given the cost," Mark said. He explains that should the market continue higher, the option could be rolled higher yet again by offsetting the owned put and purchasing one with a higher strike price. "The only time you wouldn't want to do this is when the underlying futures price does not increase more than the net option premiums and added commission. Doing so would result in additional trading expenses without increasing the MESP," he said. Each week Mark shares advice with South Dakotans on the iGrow Radio Network. To listen to this interview and view an archive of past comments from Mark, visit iGrow.org.
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At the recent R-CALF USA Convention, nearly 200 attendees met to discuss the future of the independent U.S. cattle industry and Rural America, and what can be done to change the current direction of public policy. Each of RCALF USA's committees addressed the general session and then met in smaller development sessions to encourage the generation of solutions to specific challenges the U.S. cattle industry is facing. The meetings were focused around the theme, "Redirecting Our Industry." In addition to updates from the committees, R-CALF USA also welcomed several guest speakers. Ken Ivory from Utah Freedom Foundation addressed the audience during the Private Property Rights Committee Report. During the Marketing Committee Report, J. Dudley Butler, former GIPSA* Administrator, shared his work and struggle for the GIPSA rule and discussed checkoff reform and country-oforigin labeling (COOL). COOL was an important issue during the convention. Joel Joseph, Chairman of Made in the USA Foundation, and Julie Reiser, President/Co-Founder Made in the USA Certified, partnered with Mike Schultz, R-CALF USA Region VI Director and COOL Committee Chair, to discuss the recent World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that attempts to strike-down U.S. COOL. This partnership and discussion led to the solution of filing a joint lawsuit to protect U.S. sovereignty. Immediately following the convention, R-CALF USA joined with Made in the USA Foundation and filed a lawsuit in federal district court to preserve COOL and protect U.S. sovereignty. Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) Board Member Dave Frengel was the featured speaker on trade. He discussed how domestic manufacturers, farmers, ranchers and workers had joined together to formulate the white paper, 21st Century Trade Principles, that is now being circulated in Congress. Frengel also led two breakout sessions providing a more interactive platform to discuss key trade issues. According to R-CALF USA Region XII Director / Vice President, and Convention Emcee, Joel Gill, "There is no way to express the spirit of camaraderie that existed throughout the entire convention and was ultimately expressed on the final evening by the sacrifice of Nick Trask during the fund raiser. "Many thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors, but most of all, thanks to our supporting members. If you were able to come, you lived the story, if not, make plans to be there next year in Pierre, S.D. Aug. 2-3. It takes every one of us to make an impact, but what an impact it is when we all work together," concluded Gill.
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Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist • 605-842-1267 Insuring Winter Wheat for 2013 Winter wheat insurance and marketing decisions are setting up differently for the 2013 crop. The deadline to purchase or change winter wheat coverage is September 30 in South Dakota. Most wheat is insured in the state, so the choice this time of year is often related to the yield election level. Producers have until October 15 to plant winter wheat with full insurance coverage. The current price discovery period ran from August 15 to September 14 and used the Kansas City September 2013 futures price. That price averaged $8.77 per bushel (not official until Monday, September 17), which is slightly higher than the insurance prices from a year ago. The projected price determines the base for both yield protection and revenue protection coverage. Over 90% of wheat acres in South Dakota in 2011 and 2012 were covered by revenue protection. The volatility in the futures price has been lower this year than its five-year average. The lower volatility and slightly higher price level will combine to make insurance premiums lower than last year. During 2012 most wheat was insured at the 70% and 65% levels. With lower premium rates for 2013 producers may consider increasing the coverage percentage. The use of revenue protection means that most producers have adequate protection to allow some pre-harvest marketing of wheat. In the event of higher prices by harvest, revenue protection coverage increases. As producers work on their marketing plans they should keep in mind that the insurance coverage is not unlimited, being capped at 200% of the base price. Covered sales, buying out-ofthe-money call options, would be advised when marketing aggressively. Producers should also consider the harvest time basis and how it lines up with insurance. Winter wheat insurance settles to the average during July 2013 of the Kansas City September 2013 contract. The basis, figured as the cash price received by farmers in South Dakota minus the average futures price in July, has averaged $-0.71 per bushel during the past five years. Hedges will likely be most effectively placed using the September contract and factoring in a similar basis level. For more detailed information, consult “Chapter Nine”, “Insuring Wheat in South Dakota” in the new, “iGrow Wheat: Best Management Practices for Wheat Product i o n ” : http://igrow.org/up/resources/Whea t_Prev-09.pdf. (Information from Matt Diersen, SDSU Extension Risk and Business Management Specialist). Calendar 10/16-18/2012 – SDSU Extension Annual Conference, Brookings, SD
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Annual August pheasant brood counts in South Dakota indicate that the statewide pheasant population is up from last year, and that should equate to an excellent pheasant season this fall. Results of the survey show that pheasant numbers grew in many areas of the state, due in large part to a mild winter and ideal weather during the nesting and brood-rearing season. The pheasants-per-mile index for 2012 is 4.21, up 18 percent from the 3.57 index of 2011. "The mild winter of 2011-12 was the boost we needed for pheasant survival and reproductive potential," explained Jeff Vonk, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. "It goes to show that, with the combination of good habitat and the right weather conditions, pheasants can be quite prolific.” Much of the improvement in the pheasant counts came from areas of the state that had a good habitat base. "Pheasant hunting will be good across most of the state, with the traditional pheasant range once again providing excellent hunting opportunities,” Vonk said. “More than 1.5 million pheasants were harvested last year, and our counts indicate that this year will be another exceptional year for pheasant hunting in South Dakota.” Gov. Dennis Daugaard said the pheasant survey is good news for the state. “Pheasant hunting is important to the economic well-being of South Dakota, and it also helps support the strong outdoor heritage of our state,” the Governor said. The 2012 Pheasant Brood Survey Report, complete with comparisons for the different local areas, can be found online at http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/smallgame/pheasant-outlook.aspx
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