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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
includes tax
Volume 106
Number 39
April 11, 2013
2013 KAHS Prom Royalty
Hogen’s Hardware celebrating 67 years
Following the grand march at the 2013 prom on Saturday, April 6 the royalty was announced. Back row (L-R) King Ty Merchen,
Queen Shaley Herber, Princess Taylor Merchen, Prince Chandlier Sudbeck. Crown bearers Garrett Hermann, Ashlynn Carlson,
Jryzee Coller and Karson Eisenbraun. --photo by Robyn Jones
The name was changed to Hogen’s
Hardware on January 28, 1959 and
became affiliated with United
Hardware (Hardware Hank) of
Hogen said, “when the store
opened we had a supply of goods
that was in short supply from
World War II days, such as car
tires, bicycles, wash tubs, jack
knives, alarm clocks, milk pails,
etc. People waited in line for the
store to open the first day to buy
these scarce items. Two that i re-
member that were nearly first in
line were Frank Bauman and
Maude Martin. They both wanted
tires. We took in $1400.00 that first
day, which was a princely amount
for those days. We soon found that
was only because of the supply of
those items being so scarce because
our average sales in the days to fol-
low was about $75.00.”
The store started out originally
as strictly a shelf hardware store,
but as time went on, it expanded to
major appliances and eventually
hogen went into the plumbing,
heating and electrical contracting
In 1952-53 Hogens tore down
the small building south of the man
structure and built a new metal
quonset building. Keith Brakke did
the cement work, Hogen recalls. a
firm from Rapid City put up the
shell and Lowell Swisher, Sam
Hogen and Billy Renning finished
the building.
In the summer of 1963 Hogen’s
bought the building they now oc-
cupy from Bird Patterson and
moved the hardware store into it.
It was Bill Goins, Hogen recalls,
who gave him the idea of starting a
Marshall-Wells Store here. Paul
Osburn had one in Philip and Bill
kept telling Hogen what a good
store I was and urged him to start
one in Kadoka. Marvis said that
Allen Berry and himself went deer
hunting in the Black Hills and by
chance they happened to walk by
the Marshall-Wells Store there.
They went in and a salesman from
the Marshall-Wells Company was
there so Hogen and the salesman
from the Marshall-Wells Company
was there so Hogen and the sales-
man started negotiations on open-
ing a store here. The store opened
in April, 1946 and Hogen recalled
that all four of the Hogen children
Phil, Randi, Baxter, and Cash all
worked in the store during their
grade, high school and college days.
When the original store was
opened in 1946, Hogen said lumber
for fixtures was almost impossible
to come by. They searched all over
the country and ended up having to
as far as Nebraska to get the
proper lumber for the fixtures.
Orrin Olson built them and
Clarence Brugman painted them.
Hogen recalls that one of the
best selling periods in their 35-year
business history was the early
times when they replaced coal
burning stoves and furnaces with
oil burning units. He added that, “if
someone would have told me at
that time that we’d someday be re-
placing oil burning units with coal
burning units, I’d never have be-
lieved them, but in 1981, that’s just
what we are doing.”
“During one period we were in
the building and contracting busi-
ness as a joint venture with Keith
Brakke. Some of the buildings that
we built were: the northwest wing
on the Kadoka School; Cedar Pass
Lodge’s main building, the Kadoka
City Liquor Store; the Fire Hall
and the first addition to the Jack-
son County Courthouse.”
Hogen said that all of their
goods originally came in by the Mil-
waukee Railroad and said there
was overnight service from
Mitchell and Rapid City and that
there was good service from Sioux
City, Sioux Falls, Minneapolis and
Duluth. The store also bought full
railroad cars of heavy, bulky items.
When the good service of the rail-
road ceased, the store shipped by
Buckingham and Barber Truck
lines. Today the bulk of the store’s
goods comes in on a Hardware
Hank truck and by Barber Trans-
Another boom period in the
Hogen business came when the
REA came through and the farms
of the area became electrified.
Hogen’s employees were kept busy
wiring farmsteads and, of course,
there was a good demand also for
new electrical supplies and appli-
Hogen’s employees were kept
busy wiring farmsteads and, of
course, there was a good demand
also for new electrical supplies and
Hogen stated that, “it has been
a real pleasure to have been in the
business that helped modernize the
homes and businesses which made
living conditions so much better.
When we opened our store, there
was only one air conditioner in the
Town of Kadoka. I think it would be
safe to say that the homes and
businesses without air conditioning
are now in the minority.” He went
on to add, that, “when we opened
our doors, only three businesses o
Main Street had indoor plumbing.
Now they all have it. It is hard to
believe, but an adding machine
was considered a luxury back in
1946. they were expensive and
were hard to come by. We operated
several years without one, doing all
of our figuring by hand. Now, not
even the smallest business would
consider operating without a calcu-
lator, but then of course, now you
can purchase a calculator for under
He said, “it is hard to realize
when we look at the kind of things
that we sell today, that some of the
items that we used to carry and sell
on a regular basis were copper
wash boilers, wringer washing ma-
chines with gas engines, Coleman
gasoline lamps, nose baskets and
fly nets to keep flies off horses,
wooden handles for flat irons and
milk filter discs.”
“Back when we were first in
business and there were lots of
traveling salesmen calling on small
towns, we had regular fieldmen
from Marshall-Wells that we
looked forward to seeing and learn-
ing lots from their experiences and
probably being gullible listeners to
some of their tales--at any rate
some of these men and their fami-
lies have come to mean a lot to us
through the years--just last Sep-
tember we visited Carl Nylund in
Nisswa, Minnesota and reminisced
about the days when he called on
us. Perhaps some of you will re-
member Seth Marshall, who also
called on us. And, ne of the men
still makes calls on us selling
Zenith TVs--thats Willie Steinlicht!
Yes, the days of the traveling men
like that are gone!”
Florence Hogen recalls that
“during the early days of running
the store all delivering of major ap-
pliances was done after the regular
store hours--usually with Marvis
doing the whole job--lifting appli-
ances sometimes without the use of
any kind of an appliance cart--just
a strong back--! There just weren’t
any eight hour days then.”
Florence continued, “we at-
tended hardware buying shows at
least twice a year in Minneapolis
and Duluth--trying to learn what
was new to offer our customers
and, of course, combine business
with a brief bit of vacation--we’ve
made good friends through the
years in the hardware field.”
Mrs. Hogen also recalled that,
“for quite a few years we stayed
open every Saturday night--
sometimes until the movie theatre
closed! Folks would come to town
and send the kids to the show and
just visit around on Main Street
until it was time to go home. One
family got all the way home on
Saturday night--only to discover
they’d left one child in town. They
called us and we kept the boy
overnight--our kids thought it was
just great!”
Florence laughingly also re-
called that, “when you run a hard-
ware store, you find that nearly all
of the dishes you have at home are
ones that have been chipped and
cannot be sold!”“Hardware ladies,”
she said, “belong to a group called,
‘The Order of the Chipped Cup’!”
Marvis continued by saying, “In
visiting with people about which
business had been in operation the
longest, we came to the conclusion
that ours is the privately owned re-
tail business that has been contin-
uously operated the longest under
the same ownership in Kadoka.
Bill Goins, Helen Collins, The Eq-
uity Union Exchange, the Jackson
County Abstract Company, the
Kadoka Telephone Company and
The Kadoka Press have all been in
business longer than we have but,
‘retail, privately owned, same man-
agement,’ doesn’t fit them all.”
The tradition of caring and tak-
ing care of the customer that Mar-
vis and Florence began, still
continues today. Their daughter,
Randi, and her husband, Don
Oyan, moved to Kadoka 1976 and
start working at the store. Quite a
few years later they began to oper-
ate the store and gradually took
ownership of the business.
“Many things have changed over
the years,” said Randi, “and we’ve
tried to adjust with the times, but
the one thing that hasn’t changed
is the support we’ve received from
the community. The community
has helped make our business
what it is and it has been a very
good business.”
Hogen’s Hardware will be cele-
brating their 67th anniversary
with a customer appreciation day
on Saturday, April 13. Coffee and
cookies will be served throughout
the day and lunch will be provided
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Taken from the Kadoka Press
issue April 16, 1981.
Florence and Marvis Hogen
opened their business in here on
April 13, 1946 and have continu-
ously served the Kadoka trade ter-
ritory with a first-class hardware
store since that time. The store is
probably one of the best, if not the
best, hardware stores in this part
of the state.
The Hogens opened their store
in 1946 in the old bakery building
that was only 15-feet wide. The
two-building store was used both
as a store and a dwelling place,
Hogen recalls. It was purchased
from the Bertha Martinsky estate
for $1,050.00. It was paid for with
a $300.00 down payment and
monthly payments of $25.00.
Hogen said that their first deliv-
ery vehicle was a 1929 Chevrolet.
This unit was purchased new from
the Jack Thomas Auto Company by
Ivan Colburn. Colburn had sold the
vehicle to Rudy Peterson and
Hogen bought it from Peterson. It
was a coupe and Hogen built a box
in the back of it to haul items.
The store originally opened as a
Marshall-Wells Store, being fran-
chised from the Marshall-Wells
Company of Duluth, Minnesota.
The original Hogen’s Hardware on the left with the new addition of the quonset
addition on the right that was built in 1953.
Opening day in the new quonset building.
Marvis Hogen standing by a new washing machine that was available for purchase
in 1952.
Florence Hogen in a giant Cosco high chair.
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Area Upcoming Events …
Kadoka Area School Board will met on Wednesday, April 10 at 7
p.m. at the Kadoka School.
Midland Educational Night will be held on Thursday, April 11
from 5-7 p.m. at the Midland School.
Wizard of Oz community play will be performed on April 11 and 12
at 7 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m. at the Kadoka City Auditorium.
Junior High track meet will be held on Friday, April 12 at 1 p.m.
Track meet will be held in Belle Fourche on Saturday, April 13.
Kadoka City Council and Kadoka Area School election will be
held on Tuesday, April 16.
Kadoka Community track meet will be held on Tuesday, April 16.
Choir and band concert for grades 6-8 will be held on Thursday,
April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Kadoka City Auditorium.
People’s Market and Discount Fuel track meet will be held on
Friday, April 19 in Kadoka.
“Sweet Jesus, Please Save Me -
Before I Go Broke”
II Corinthians 4:7 But we have this
treasure in earthen vessels, that the
excellency of the power may be of God and not us.
We’re in - one boat
And; we all sink or float.
Will some of our leaders
Read the Words God wrote?
Jesus walked on water;
Please save, help us float.
“Sweet Jesus, please save us -
Before we go broke.”
Written by
Larry R. Grimme
Jan. 10, 2013
Sweet Jesus, please save me. We
can lose all our worldly riches, yet
Jesus ultimate saving grace will
raise us from a grave. Saving us
now, Jesus will meet our needs.
Saving us from a tomb, we leave
an empty grave behind. Saving us
from the power of Satan, Jesus
has already had victory at His
Saving us - from blindness
of this world’s bondage.
Saving us - from losing it all
since we will always have Jesus.
Saving us - as we leave a world
crippled by sin.
Saving us - as we walk those
Golden streets in Heaven, forever.
I’m home - alone
And I need-en’ some prayer.
The shadows whisper,
“Nobody cares.”
My hope - remote;
“Sweet Jesus, please save me -
Before I go broke.”
Take me home, sweet Jesus,
“Can’t afford the rent.”
Take me home, sweet Jesus,
“My taxes - all spent.”
My country done spent it.
A new baby’s due.
Sweet Jesus, please save me -
Now, my riches are in you.
I’m there - alone
At the end of my rope.
The world’s - a - saying,
“Spend it all and hope.”
I gave all to Caesar;
Pay taxes and croak.
“Sweet Jesus, please save me -
Before I go broke.”
Maxed out - in debt;
‘Bove the ceiling’s the sky.
The coffer is empty;
Dig deep and try.
My treasure is Jesus;
He pays all my notes.
“Sweet Jesus, please save me -
Before I go broke.
Ad ordered and paid for by Larry Grimme, Belvidere, SD
Read Genesis 39:1-23
The life of Joseph teaches important principles about
challenging times. Here are three of the lessons we can
learn from the adversities he faced:
1. Difficulties will continue until God’s purpose is ac-
complished. In Joseph’s case, God’s plan was to prepare him to rescue his family as well as the nation of
Egypt from famine. In order to ready Joseph for a position of authority and responsibility, God placed
him in an important Egyptian household as a slave. There, in difficult circumstances, Joseph could learn
key lessons needed for the future. Not only did he acquire valuable skills, but his faith and relationship
with the Lord were also strengthened. God still operates that way so we will be equipped to accomplish
the work He has planned for us (Eph. 2:10).
2. We learn more in the dark than we do in the light. Besides discovering the Lord’s faithfulness, Joseph
learned how to discern God’s presence, reject temptation, and handle any position, whether respected or
lowly. The lessons and principles of Scripture truly become “ours” only after they have been tested and
proven reliable.
3. What we learn in the darkness, we are to share in the light. Joseph openly shared his faith and
knowledge from God when he interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams (Gen. 41:15-16). He did not let imprisonment
stop him from helping others (40:1-23). What we learn in our trials is to be offered to those who are suf-
Nobody looks for adversity, but hard times seem to find us often enough. Instead of fearing hard cir-
cumstances, we can trust God and embrace His plan, knowing He uses trials for His glory and our gain.
God Is with Us in Dark Times
Inspiration Point
Monday, April 15
Tuesday, April 16
Wednesday, April 17
Thursday, April 18
Friday, April 19
Meals for
the Elderly
Keely Krolikowski, daughter of
Jeff and Dondee Krolikowski, has
been accepted to medical school at
Sanford School of Medicine USD in
Vermillion. She will begin her in-
trance to the MD program the end
of July.
College News
held if being a lit sign was impor-
tant. As Lauri pointed out, in the
winter it starts to get dark by 4:00
p.m. It was agreed upon to go for-
ward with the recommendation of
a sign in at this area.
Reunion weekend, which will be
June 21, 22 and 23, activities were
discussed. The ranch rodeo is one
event that is set for that weekend.
Ryan Willert stated that last year
the event went well and there was
about 500 people in attendance. He
also asked if KCBA would be inter-
ested in being a buckle sponsor
again this year. It was agreed that
KCBA would sponsor a buckle for
the rodeo.
Another topic of discussion was
held about holding meetings in the
evening and having the minutes
emailed to those interested. It was
agreed that the March, June, Sep-
tember and December quarterly
meetings will be held at Club 27 at
6:30 p.m. Also, if anyone would like
to receive the meeting minutes by
emailed, they need to email Patty
Ulmen at the city office. Patty will
add those names to the email list
and minutes will be distributed.
The 4-H horse show will be held
in June. In the past, KCBA has
provided the lunch with Lauri Fu-
gate overseeing the lunch.
KCBA has about four and half
cases of brochures featuring
Kadoka. Updates will need to be
done prior to ordering more. The
brochures currently have a map on
the back showing where businesses
are located.
Membership reminders were
talked about. It was suggested that
an invitation be sent out for the
next quarterly meeting for busi-
nesses that cannot be in atten-
dance at the noon meetings.
Belinda Mitchell will also be
looking into getting Kadoka more
internet coverage.
The next meeting will be held on
Thursday, May 2 at Jigger’s at
noon. Everyone is invited and en-
couraged to attend.
--by Rhonda Antonsen
KCBA held their meeting on
Thursday, April 4 at Jigger’s
Restaurant. The meeting began
with discussion of the auditorium
sound system. Bob Fugate stated
that Joe Handrahan replaced the
cover on the speaker at the audito-
rium, but it has already been
knocked off again. Lonny Johnston
has ordered the equipment and in-
stallation of the system is planned
prior to the school musical.
Rangeland Days will be held on
June 25 and 26. Jackie Stilwell dis-
cussed having businesses display
their flyers for Rangeland Days.
Also, KCBA has sponsored a buckle
for the event. This buckle, along
with four others, will be awarded to
the winners of Rangeland Days.
These buckles will be on display at
BankWest and First National
The Easter egg hunt was a suc-
cess. Over seventy children were in
attendance. The egg hunt was held
at the auditorium due to inclement
Sarah VanderMay talked about
business of the month. Every
month a different business would
be highlighted in the paper. It was
also felt that a highlight of a busi-
ness would be great for those busi-
nesses without a store front. Sarah
presented two different quotes
from the Kadoka Press for the busi-
ness highlight ad.
She also discussed the “cash
mob” idea. KCBA and community
members would “mob” a business
on a designated day and time and
make purchases at the business.
Highlighted businesses and mob
businesses would be featured in
the ad in the Kadoka Press.
Lauri Fugate contacted several
sign companies and received
quotes. Many locations were too ex-
pensive. There is a location at mile
marker 327 which is located on the
west side of Mitchell. Lamar signs
would provide the sign, and the
sign would be lit. Discussion was
KCBA agrees on sign rental,
sets dates for evening meetings
Sam Pretty Bear, Herbie O’Daniel, Ashton Standing Bear, Jed Brown, Logan Ammons, Yuki Hotsumi, Emery Little Thunder
Zach Stone and Destiny Dale
Elijah Hogen and Mackenzie Word
Belvidere News …
April 11, 2013 • Kadoka Press • Page 3
Norris News
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Belvidere News
Syd Iwan • 381-2147
Winter Hours
Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. to Midnight
1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Belvidere Store
Open Daily
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
24/7 Credit
Card Pumps
Diesel • Gas
Farm Fuel
Pop • Snacks • Beer
Starting case lot specials.
“So, now you’re not only a drug
runner but also a tax man,” she
said. The postmaster was just
couching in accusatory and
derogatory terms a fairly innocent
activity. I was, at the time, picking
up the mail for some neighbors,
and it contained two packages
from a pharmacy that rattled and
were obviously some pills. A third
was from an accounting firm and,
at this time of year, could be as-
sumed to be a tax return that
needed to be signed and forwarded
to our dear friends at the Internal
Revenue Service. “Yep,” I replied.
“That’s me.” No use denying it, no
matter how bad it sounded. What
she’d said was true although it
wasn’t anything illegal or even
She was, of course, just getting
back at me for a zinger I’d deliv-
ered to her a few days earlier.
When I got the mail that day, it
contained a notice saying I had a
package that was too big for the
box. I duly presented the notice at
the desk only to find my package
already sitting there ready to be
picked up. Our postmaster had
seen me coming when I came
through the door and knew I had a
package I’d want to get. She got it
ready before I asked for it. “I had
no idea you were that efficient,” I
said in mock surprise. This remark
insinuated that efficiency was not
normally obvious in that place to
the casual observer. “Hey!” she ob-
jected as if I’d delivered a terrible
insult, but she knew better since
she was smiling at the time.
Such back and forth trading of
insults is quite common among
friends. It is just an interesting
substitute for more normal conver-
sation that might otherwise begin,
“And how are you today?” or “Nice
day isn’t it?” Young people are par-
ticularly adept at this mock-insult
give and take. On TV the other
day, I heard one teenager saying to
another, “Your village just called.
They’re missing an idiot.” Another
young gal said to her older brother,
“You’re lying. I can tell by the stu-
pid smile on your face.” The
brother had a good comeback,
though. He said, “I always have
this stupid smile on my face.”
I’ve even heard someone say
something like, “Please take this
to the garage and try not to trip
over your own feet on the way.”
The last part of this request is ob-
viously not necessary and apt to
bring an objection from the sup-
posed carrier of whatever is sup-
posed to be carried. I read a
similar thing the other day in a
picture of a musical staff where
the key signature was being
changed to six flats. Most of us pi-
anists aren’t overly fond of playing
in six flats because one of those is
C-flat which isn’t a black key as
most flats are, but another white
key which is normally just called B
instead of C-flat. It can be hard to
remember. Anyway, in the picture,
there were the normal notations
for speed and volume along with
the instruction to “Play without
griping about the key.” This is
probably good advice, but it won’t
take very well with me. I always
grumble around when I see a key
change to six flats. Three or four
flats or sharps are all fine and well
or even five if completely neces-
sary. Six of either seems excessive.
When I was a kid, I sometime
got to spend an afternoon with my
cousin on the neighboring ranch.
He was sort of my hero since he
was handsome and always happy
and kind. He would come take my
sister and me swimming some-
times, and once he gave me a
puppy that I’d seen at his place
and taken a liking to. It was a
grand pet for a lot of years. Any-
way, if some of his friends were
around, they would good-na-
turedly insult each other with
some of the worst-sounding
phrases imaginable. Paul had been
in the Navy and had quite a vocab-
ulary. Coming from a fairly pro-
tected and innocent background, I
sometimes had no idea what on
earth they were talking about.
Some of the phrases didn’t register
with me for a number of years.
Still, I enjoyed the give and take
although it never occurred to me to
use such language myself. Hearing
them banter around was some-
what enjoyable, however, since it
made me feel sort of grown up.
By the way, don’t you have any-
thing better to do than sitting
around reading this drivel? Well, I
certainly hope not. I would just as
soon you keep on reading since I
like writing and hope to continue
doing so for awhile. I’ll be back
next week so you can read on,
drivel or otherwise.
Give and Take
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
Brett and Kade Bonenberger
helped Magelkys with their brand-
ing on Saturday. Kids, MaKaylan
and McCoy were in Kadoka one
day last week to help River Solon
celebrate his sixth birthday. He is
the son of Patrick and Heather.
That event was held at the fire hall
and park. On Friday, MaKaylan
took part in the kid’s fair that was
held in Rapid City at the civic cen-
ter. Brett got to serve as chaperone
on that since Nikki’s work schedule
at the nursing home conflicted
Elizabeth (Biz) Word was in the
area this weekend. She came in
part to do her cousin Makenzie
Word’s hair for the prom. While she
was at it, she did the hair for
Makenzie’s friend, Destiny Dale, of
Midland as well. Destiny is the
granddaughter of Jim Root’s wife.
While here, Biz stayed with her
grandmother, Phyllis Word, in
Kadoka. She lives in Sioux Falls
where she works as a beautician.
Larry Grimme was visited this
weekend by Jim Terkildson of Wan-
blee and his two kids, Tristan and
Amber. Jim and kids are sort of
family for Larry. While here, Jim
helped install a new fan in the
bathroom and did other odd jobs.
Larry has a welder, but he prefers
to have Jim run it instead of him-
self. Larry and the Terkildsons
were in church and Sunday school
on Sunday.
Jo Rodgers has managed to stay
fairly busy lately what with her
normal job as postmaster at Murdo
plus her work at the city office, the
bar and the store. Jory Rodgers
helps out at the store when he isn’t
busy with school or track. Track
started the same week that
wrestling ended, so he didn’t get
much of a break from sports. Jo
says it keeps him out of trouble
which he probably isn’t looking for
much anyway.
Colter, Abby, Ashlynn and Erika
Carlson all took in the prom at
Kadoka on Saturday evening since
Ashlynn was a crown bearer. They
stayed for the grand march and so
on. Back at home, the heifers have
pretty much finished calving, but
the cows are now in full swing.
Abby said her brother, Clay Hind-
man, was at Fargo, ND, this week-
end doing some bull riding at a
rodeo. No word had been received
yet on Sunday evening as to how he
came out. Clay is living in Pierre.
Mark and Nicci DeVries and
sons attended the prom in Kadoka
on Saturday evening. Gavin is a
junior and escorted Kate Ras-
mussen. Since Mark was volun-
teered as a chaperone, Nicci and he
performed that function and stayed
for the whole thing. They skipped
the after-prom party since their du-
ties didn’t extend that far. They got
home around midnight. Gavin and
Geoffrey have now completed
wrestling for the year and have
started track.
Eve Fortune started work at the
library in Kadoka on Saturday. She
didn’t have to work alone that day,
but the plan is for her to take over
on Saturdays to give the regular li-
brarian a break. Abby stayed home
with Chuck that day and helped
him. Chuck hasn’t been feeling the
best just lately with some kind of
cold of flu. It hasn’t been severe
enough to keep him from doing his
work but has made it so he doesn’t
do a lot extra over the essentials.
He did pretty much take Sunday
off. His dad, Bob, took over that
Greg Badure said he had an
empty house for a while this week-
end. Carol Badure took the kids for
the whole weekend and Dana was
working at Discount Fuel. If Greg
felt like hollering, only the walls
were there to hear him. A trip to
Pierre was scheduled for Monday
on income taxes. The kids were
glad to be going along thanks to a
promise that they could eat at Mc-
Donalds and use the play yard
there. Greg said Tom DeVries was
trotting around on Sunday with his
matched pair of gray horses pulling
his black and red wagon. Greg also
said Paul Scherf has returned
again this year to help Al and Bax
Badure with calving. Paul is the
head wrangler at the HF Bar dude
ranch in Wyoming, but he has
pretty much finished the calving
there and now has time to help
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Leslie (Babe) WoodenKnife of Corn Creek, shown with his wife, Leona, on his
79th birthday party at the Norris Township Hall. The WoodenKnife families hosted
a surprise party on Saturday, March 6, 2013 for their Uncle Babe, complete with
Indian Tacos, pie and of course birthday cake. --photo by Marjorie Anne Letellier
“If you want someone to talk ask a
man; if you want to get something
done ask a women.”
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Last Thursday evening the
Northwest Indian Bible College
Choir of Alberton, Montana per-
formed at the Raymond Montour
church at Norris. Laura Patton of
Lakeview is a member of the group.
Among those attending were her
parents, Ron and Becky Patton,
and family of Crookston, Nebraska,
and her grandpa, Cyde Brewer, of
Kilgore, Nebraska, uncle and aunt,
Evan and Dorothy Bligh. James
and Marjorie Letellier and their
daughter, Julie, also enjoyed the
concert. A potluck supper was held
at the Norris Township Hall follow-
ing the performance. The group of
twenty people were hosted by Kurt
and Sarah Duvall of Norris.
June Ring was among the folks
attending the funeral services for
Justin White Face in Rosebud. The
burial was north of Parmelee at the
Lower Cut Meat Cemetery. Bill
Huber served as one of the Pall
Bearers. June was glad to get to
see Elsie Huber while there, too.
Norris School News: It is
lower grades mixed basketball sea-
son at Norris and White River. The
first games will be Thursday after-
noon at 4:00 p.m. with about four
teams playing with White River
here at Norris. Come and support
the kids, it is a lot of fun for them
and will be for you too.
There no need for a school elec-
tion in White River School District
this year. Three vacancies and
three petitions were filed so all po-
sitions were filled
Marjorie Popkes hosted the
monthly meeting of the St. John
Lutheran Women’s Missionary
League Bible Study and meeting
Thursday afternoon. Carol Fergu-
son, June, Jan and Jessie Ring ac-
companied Sharon Ring to
Marjorie’s home at Lakeview. Rev.
Glen Denke also attended and
stayed for supper that evening.
Congratulations to our UPS
man, Stan Haynes, on his recent
retirement. Last week, he thanked
us for all the smiles and greetings
every day on his route. Actually,
who wouldn’t smile and wave at a
guy that brought you a package
every time he was at the door? I
will never forget, him bringing us a
big package on December 24 years
ago, just in time for Christmas Eve.
The little girls were so excited, it
was a new electric mixer for me
and they knew it. We sure appreci-
ate his years of service.
Friday afternoon, Sharon Allard
came down from Spearfish to visit
her mother, Maxine Allard. Sharon
spent the night before heading
back on Saturday. Friday evening,
June Ring was a supper guest of
the Allard gals.
Happy birthday wishes go out to
Leslie (Babe) WoodenKnife. The
Wooden Knife families honored
their uncle Babe on his 79th birth-
day with Indian tacos, pie and
birthday cake at the Norris Town-
ship Hall on Saturday. Here’s wish-
ing you many more birthdays.
Babe WoodenKnife worked for
many different area ranchers in-
cluding Barney and Cora Letellier.
Even the town couldn’t continue
without him; he worked at the
store and later at the gas station,
Ty and Taylor Merchen were
among the young folks attending
the prom in Kadoka on Saturday. I
am so glad, it turned out to be
lovely day for it too. Ty was
crowned king at the prom from the
senior class and Taylor was
crowned princess from the junior
Sunday morning coffee guests at
the Ed Ferguson home were Gene
and Marjorie Popkes of Lakeview
and Pete Ferguson and Kaleigh
Maxine Allard received word
that her grandson, Daniel Allard,
was promoted to rank of Sergeant
in the South Dakota National
Guard at a ceremony held on Sat-
urday. Daniel is the son of Stan and
Ivy Allard of Rapid City.
Sunday afternoon, June Ring
enjoyed a visit with Alberta Allard
at the home of Cliff and Pam.
Bertie helped June put the binding
on a precious little baby quilt (John
Deere design) that she is making
for her latest grandchild.
We are getting a little bit of
moisture each day here lately, but
hopefully more is on the way and
we will take as much as we can get.
We appreciate every drop, but
hopefully next week we will have a
lot of moisture to report.
Keep a grin on your face and
have a great week!
Gavin DeVries and Kate Rasmussen
Kahler Addison and Raven Jorgensen
Locals …
April 11, 2013 • Kadoka Press • Page 4
Kadoka Nursing Home
Cathy Stone • 837-2270
Local News
Sydne Lenox
Happy “Diamond”
Mom and Dad!
Celebrating 60 years together on
Olson Acres!
Cards may be sent to:
25370 SD Highway 73 • Kadoka, SD 57543
Saturday, April 13, 2013
On April’s Fool’s Day once we got
through with our silly jokes, we cel-
ebrated Joy Parker’s 96th birthday.
Lots of family and friends came by
to wish her well and we all shared
delicious cake and ice cream. The
party went great and all enjoyed
the day!
On Monday, Lois Pettyjohn and
Faye Eisenbraun came by for hym-
nal singing. The residents always
enjoy this and they love visiting
with the ladies!
Mary Ellen Herbaugh’s family
picked her up for Easter dinner.
She ate plenty of good food and en-
joyed her time with her kids and
their families. She also gets to see
her granddaughter, Tiffany Brown,
almost every day since Tiffany does
a lot of volunteer work here at
KNH and is also our newest part-
time employee.
Paula Vogelsang dropped off a
couple bags of bird seed and a
Easter balloon for Carol Borelson.
Micki Word doesn’t lack visitors
and she is blessed to have all her
little kids from school stop by and
say hi and her fellow teachers and
friends. Bob usually always comes
by daily with her mail and she gets
the newspaper in the morning, so
that keeps her in reading material.
Charles Willert has become a fa-
miliar face around here, he comes
by every morning to bring Oliver
Willert his mail. Oliver has several
family and friend s stop in to say
We always welcome our weekly
visitors: Shirley Josserand, Lola
Joyce Riggins, Lova Bushnell and
all those who stopped by and don’t
get a chance to sign the registry
On the first Tuesday of the
month, Geraldine Allen and
Frances Terkilsen came and called
Bingo for us. That’s one of our fa-
vorite games! We appreciate you
both so much and love you!
Glenn Bruhn got a surprise visit
from Ronnie Twiss. Glenn really
likes it when Ronnie or Connie
come by, as they usually bring him
a strawberry shake. That would
make anyone’s day!
Pat Kozlik and Jan Miller came
by to check on their good friend,
Ruth Klundt. They had a good
Don Kemintz stopped by to see
his wife, Elaine. It’s always great to
see her beautiful smile and what
an awesome voice she adds to our
hymnal songs!
Harriet Noteboom got a visit
from her niece, Clarice Roghair,
and grandson, Jack, who turned 11
months old. He has gotten big and
we’ve watched him grow since the
day he was born !
Betty VanderMay got a visit
from her daughter, Mary Setera,
from Miles City, MT. For Betty’s
birthday, Mary and her brother,
Steve, came and picked up their
mom for a terrific roast beef dinner.
They had a good visit and all en-
joyed the day. Happy birthday!
Dorothy and Darin Louder
popped in for a visit with Dwight.
It’s always nice to see them.
Emma Jarl celebrated her 99th
birthday on Sunday. For one of her
gifts she got she got flowers from
Bonnie Madsen. She also got to go
watch her grandson, Trey, play bas-
ketball. This made her birthday
the best ever! Trey even made a few
baskets and got some rebounds.
He’s gonna be an awesome addi-
tion to the White River team in a
couple years. The family enjoyed
their day together.
Ken and Karen Toews came by
and held church services on Sun-
day. We are blessed to have them
come in and fellowship with us.
Relatives and friends have
learned of the death of Dale
Humphrey who died in Katy, TX,
recently. No services were held. He
was the brother of Myrth Bauman
of Kadoka and had two other sis-
ters, Jean and Ione. He suffered
from Parkinsons disease for several
years and was a 1955 graduate of
Kadoka High School. Sympathy is
extended to his family.
Elizabeth Word of Sioux Falls
spent the weekend with her grand-
mother, Phyllis Word. She came to
style hair for some of the Kadoka
Area High School prom attendees.
She is a hair stylist at a salon in
Sioux Falls and is the daughter of
Terri Kezar.
Jeanne and Harry Merchen of
Rapid City came on Saturday to
watch the grand march at the
Kadoka prom on Saturday night.
They had grandchildren, Ty and
Taylor Merchen, among the stu-
dents attending the annual event.
Dustin and Andrea Reutter of
Murdo are the proud parents of a
baby girl born in Sioux Falls on Fri-
day, April 5. She was named
Aubrey Grace, weighed 5 pounds 7
ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long.
She joins a brother, Corben, and a
sister, Hailey. Grandparents Rex
and Nancy Totton drove to Murdo
on Sunday to get acquainted with
their new granddaughter. Local
great grandmother is Cloreta
Kenny and Cindy Wilmarth
went to Philip on Saturday and
helped their grandson, Cedar
Amiotte, celebrate his ninth birth-
day. His parents held the birthday
party at the bowling alley in Philip
with several of his friends and later
they all went to the city park. The
Amiottes are residents of Wall.
Marv and Deb Moor and son,
Mitchell, of Pierre drove to Cedar
Rapids, IA, on Friday, March 29,
where they spent the Easter week-
end at the home of Matthew Moor.
Marcus Moor of Springfield, MO,
was also able to join his parents
and brothers for the weekend. Mar-
cus returned home on Sunday and
Marv, Deb and Mitch all returned
to their homes on Monday. On Sat-
urday of this past week Deb
trained Eve Fortune of Belvidere at
the local library. Eve will now be
the Saturday person at the Jackson
County Library with hours from
one to six p.m. Library hours had
been suspended for a few weeks
until a new employee could be
Dorothy Liegl of Pierre was at
the Library on Monday to review li-
brary policy and supporting infor-
mation gathered for its
development. A meeting was
planned for later in the afternoon,
but because of the weather she re-
turned to Pierre early and a June
meeting will be held instead. She,
Deb Moor, Diana Coller and Sydne
Lenox enjoyed lunch at Jigger’s be-
fore she left for Pierre.
American Legion Auxiliary will
be held on Thursday, April 11, at 7
p.m. at the community room of the
Gateway Apartments. Delegate
Taylor Merchen will not be able to
attend the South Dakota Girls
State session, so alternate Rachel
Shuck will be going in her place.
Members are urged to attend this
meeting which will be the final
meeting before summer break.
Hogen’s Hardware
67 years
on Main
Thank you for your many years!
Kadoka Community Betterment Association
KCBA invites all community
members to join them in a
“Cash Mob”
at People’s Market on
Wednesday, April 17 • 4 to 6 p.m.
Watch for the Mystery Specials!
First Grade, front row (L-R): 1st Kaitlyn Scholfield, 2nd Braedan Huber, 3rd
Maggie Whirl Wind Horse. Back row: 4th Jyntre Coller, 5th Dalton Porch, Alt.
Mason Stilwell.
2nd Grade front row (L-R): 1st Ian VanderMay, 2nd Keeghan Paulson, 3rd
Cass Finn. Back row: 4th Felicity Keegan, 5th Alisse Janis, Alt. Dustin Plenty
3rd Grade front row (L-R): 1st Jayden Leach, 2nd Xavier Wright, 3rd Abby
Finn. Back row: 4th Keaunna Poor Bear, 5th Logan Smmons, Alt. Chye Liv-
4th Grade front row (L-R): 1st Tawny Gropper, 2nd Miranda Gay, 3rd Jackson
Grimes. Back row: 4th Jade Hutchinson, 5th Timothy Hamar, Alt. Tack Tines.
6th Grade front row (L-R): 1st Marcella Baldwin, 2nd Lilianna High Horse, 3rd
Torry Rattling Leaf. Back row: 4th Kaylee Eisenbraun, 5th Anna Stone, Alt.
Zavion Standing Bear.
5th Grade front row (L-R): 1st Mason Grimes, 2nd Rosalie Rosales Klein-
haus, 3rd Kaelan Block. Back row: 4th Lavin Bendt, 5th Richard Lamont,
Alt. Tianna Romero.
7th Grade front row (L-R): 1st Esperanza Hartman, 2nd Aybree Pitman, 3rd
Tyra Fugate. Back row: 4th Rosemary Hoon, 5th Raya Garrett, Alt. Stanley
8th Grade front row (L-R): 1st Jacob Rosales, 2nd Carson Good, 3rd Ciara
Stoddard. Back row: 4th Lindsey VanderMay, 5th MacKenzie Stilwell, Alt.
Summer Last Horse.
Kadoka Area spelling bee held April 5, winners advance to regional spelling bee
Come & Go Bridal Shower
for Kim Ireland
Sunday, April 21 • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
at the home of Kim’s parents
1043 SD Hwy 248 • Kadoka, SD
Please bring a recipe!
Hosted by her bridesmaids.
Join us for lunch…
Sunday, April 14
Swiss Steak Dinner
serving 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jigger’s Restaurant
837-2000 • Kadoka
Daily Noon Speicals
Monday through Friday
Serving 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Community …
April 11, 2013 • Kadoka Press • Page 5
67th Anniversary
920 Main Street • Kadoka • 605-837-2274 • 1-888-411-1657
Hardware Co.
ril 9
Business here in the heart of Jackson County has been good to us. We’ve learned
to appreciate and respect our customers’ ingenuity and work ethic and we
thank you for all the business that you have brought our way.
Thank you for 67 great years!
67th Anniversary
Stop by on Saturday, April 13 & share some tidbits, vittles & a good story or two.
Don & Randi
Join us for a day of
“Customer Appreciation”
Join us for a day of
“Customer Appreciation”
Saturday, April 13
Coffee & Cookies served all day • Lunch served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mariah Pierce, Austin Thayer, Marti Herber True Buchholz and Jerica Coller Aage Ceplecha and Allie Romero
Logan Christensen, Klay O’Daniel, Chance Knutson Jed Brown and Myla Pierce Dylan Riggins and Kwincy Ferguson
Pubic Notices …
April 11, 2013 • Kadoka Press • Page 6
Exhibit 1
For the Year Ended December 31, 2012
Enterprise Funds
General Economic
Fund Fund Total
Cash Assets:
Cash in Checking Accounts 109,127.81 109,127.81
Change & Petty Cash 51.49 51.49
Savings Account 8,918.20 8,918.20
Savings Certificates 4,966.70 4,966.70
101 FUND CASH BALANCES 114,146.00 8,918.20 123,064.20
Note 1
Municipal funds are deposited or invested with the following depositories:
BankWest - PO Box 69 - Kadoka, SD 57543 123,064.20
Note 1: These amounts must equal the amounts stated on the bottom line of Exhibit
II, page 3.
Exhibit II
For the Year Ended December 31, 2012
Enterprise Funds
General Economic
Fund Fund Total
Receipts (Source):
311 Property Taxes 20,167.97 20,167.97
313 Sales Tax 9,352.95 9,352.95
311-319 Other Taxes (319) 181.36 181.36
320 Licenses & Permits 2,071.17 2,071.17
335.1 Bank Franchise Tax 155.88 155.88
335.2 Motor Vehicle Commercial
Prorate 763.37 763.37
335.3 Liquor Tax Reversion 379.61 379.61
335.4 Motor Vehicle Licenses (5%) 1,368.25 1,368.25
335.6 Fire Insurance Premium
Reversion 0.00 0.00
335.8 Local Government Highway
& Bridge Fund 4,538.02 4,538.02
338.1 County Road Tax (25%) 132.89 132.89
341-349 Charges for Goods
& Services (341) 1,521.49 1,521.49
361 Investment Earnings 12.69 12.69
362 Rentals 5,061.75 5,061.75
363-369 Other Revenues (369) 327.00 327.00
380 Enterprise Operating Revenue
Surcharge as Security for Debt 8,918.20 8,918.20
Total Receipts 46,034.40 8,918.20 54,952.60
Disbursements (Function):
411-419 General Government (414) 12,151.13 12,151.13
422 Fire 0.00 0.00
431 Highways & Streets (includes)
snow removal & street lights) 6,577.10 6,577.10
461-469 Conservation
& Development (465) 319.81 319.81
Total Disbursements 19,048.04 0.00 19,048.04
39101 Transfers In 0.00 0.00
51100 Transfers Out (0.00) (0.00)
Subtotal of Receipts, Disbursements
& Transfers 26,986.36 8,918.20 35,904.56
Fund Cash Balance,
January 1, 2013 87,159.64 0.00 87,159.64
Restated Fund Cash Balance
January 1, 2013 87,159.64 0.00 87,159.64
DECEMBER 31, 2012 114,146.00 8,918.20 123,064.20
[Published April 11, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $176.55]
Town of Belvidere
Regular Meeting
March 11, 2013
A motion was made by Wayne Hindman
and seconded by Rudy Reimann to call
the meeting to order. The following peo-
ple were present: Wayne Hindman, Rudy
Reimann, John Rodgers, Jo Rodgers,
and Tom DeVries.
Minutes from the February 11, 2013
meeting were read. With there be no cor-
rections, a motion was made by Rudy
Reimann and seconded by Wayne Hind-
man to accept the minutes.
The Municipal Liquor License Agreement
made between the Town of Belvidere
and John Rodgers was discussed. A mo-
tion was made by Wayne Hindman and
seconded by Rudy Reimann to renew
the agreement for another 5 year term.
The local equalization board will meet the
nights of March 18th, 19th and 20th at
7:00 p.m.
There will not be a city election this year.
John Rodgers was the only person to
turn in a petition for the Trustee 3 year
term. No petition was filed for the 2 year
Trustee position of Rudy Reimann.
Jo presented the annual Legislative
Audit. Rudy Reimann made a motion to
accept the audit. Wayne Hindman sec-
onded the motion.
The annual District 8 meeting will be held
April 16, 2013 at Murdo.
Topics held for discussion but no actions
taken: Extra Street lights at the north end
of town, doing dirt work for the floating
dock while water level is down, building
a road around the dam, and talking with
the DOT on installing culverts.
Golden West, phone
& internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104.44
Jo Manke-Rodgers, wages . . . .83.11
Kadoka Press,
publication . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30.87
SD Municipal League,
registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.00
Tom DeVries,
dirt wokr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .832.00
West Central, electricity . . . . . .886.95
WR/LJ, water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.00
With there being no further business,
Wayne Hindman made a motion to ad-
journ the meeting. Rudy Reimann sec-
onded the motion. The next meeting will
be April 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the city
John L. Rodgers
Council President
Jo Manke-Rodgers
Finance Officer
[Published April 11, 2013, at the total ap-
proximate cost of $26.98]
Town of Belvidere
Equalization Board
March 18 – 20, 2013
A motion was made by Wayne Hindman
and seconded by Rudy Reimann to open
the local equalization board at 7:00 p.m.
March 18, 2013. There were no objec-
tions turned into the city office. The coun-
cil looked over the equalization books
and adjourned for the night.
On March 20, 2013, Wayne Hindman
made a motion to officially close the local
equalization board. Rudy Reimann sec-
onded the motion. The books will be
taken back to the courthouse.
Rudy Reimann
Jo Manke-Rodgers
Finance Officer
[Published April 11, 2013, at the total ap-
proximate cost of $9.43]
There will be insufficient funds in the
2013 Budget to provide the necessary
funds to carry out the indispensable func-
tions of government. It is proposed that
the following Supplemental Appropriation
be adopted:
Liquor Fund: . . . . . $5,000.00
TO: Economic
Development and
Assistance: . . . . . . $5,000.00
Dated this 8th day of April, 2013.
Harry E. Weller, Mayor
First Reading: March 18, 2013
Second Reading: April 8, 2013
Publication Date: April 11, 2013
Effective Date: May 2, 2013
[Published April 11, 2013, at the total ap-
proximate cost of $12.35]
TO: Finance All L.L.C.
Finance All L.L.C.
TO: Velci Scoz
Notice is hereby given that Jackson
County is the lawful holder of a 2008 Tax
Sale Certificate, Number 60, purchased
by Jackson County at Kadoka, South
Dakota on the 21st day of December
2009, said real property described as fol-
Lot nine (3), Block ten, (10),
Ingham Addition, Town of
Cottonwood, Jackson County,
South Dakota
as shown by the plat recorded in the Of-
fice of the Register of Deeds of Jackson
County, South Dakota.
Notice is further given that the right of re-
demption will expire and a Tax Deed for
the above described property shall be is-
sued to Jackson County (60) sixty days
from the date of completed service of this
Notice unless the property is redeemed
as permitted by law.
Dated at Kadoka, South Dakota the 25th
day of March, 2013.
Cindy Willert,
Jackson County Treasurer
[Published April 4 & 11, 2013 at the total
approximate cost of $40.08]
TO: Finance All L.L.C.
Finance All L.L.C.
TO: Velci Scoz
Notice is hereby given that Jackson
County is the lawful holder of a 2008 Tax
Sale Certificate, Number 62, purchased
by Jackson County at Kadoka, South
Dakota on the 21st day of December
2009, said real property described as fol-
Lot one (3), Block (11), Ing-
ham Addition, Town of Cot-
tonwood, Jackson County,
South Dakota
as shown by the plat recorded in the Of-
fice of the Register of Deeds of Jackson
County, South Dakota.
Notice is further given that the right of re-
demption will expire and a Tax Deed for
the above described property shall be is-
sued to Jackson County (60) sixty days
from the date of completed service of this
Notice unless the property is redeemed
as permitted by law.
Dated at Kadoka, South Dakota the 25th
day of March, 2013.
Cindy Willert,
Jackson County Treasurer
[Published April 4 &11, 2013 at the total
approximate cost of $39.72]
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Kadoka, SD
For fuel &
propane delivery:
Mark & Tammy Carlson
Jackson County
Title Co., Inc.
615 Poplar St. • Kadoka, SD 57543
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and by appointment.
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Divisions of Ravellette
Publications, Inc.:
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
Kadoka Clinic & Lab
601 Chestnut
Kadoka, SD 57543-0640
Fax: 837-2061 Ph: 837-2257
Dave Webb, PA-C
Dave Webb, PA-C
Wednesday - CLOSED
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Dr. David Holman
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Clinic Hours:
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The Kadoka Area High School
track team made a strong opening
showing at the Todd County Invita-
tional Track Meet in Mission on
Thursday, April 4. Several athletes
competed very strongly, placing in
several events and receiving
medals. The team is heavy on vet-
eran leadership, featuring a strong
group of seniors and juniors who
have been active track athletes
since middle school and after a
strong showing at Todd County, the
coaches anticipate a solid year of
track and field performances.
Topping the day were two
Kadoka juniors who set qualifying
marks for the State B Track Meet
in Sioux Falls at the end of May.
Chandlier Sudbeck ran the 300
meter hurdles in a time of 42.9 sec-
onds, placing first by .05 seconds
and qualifying for state. Logan Am-
mons placed first in the discus with
a state-qualifying toss of 146’ 8”.
Both athletes recently placed sec-
ond (Sudbeck) and third (Ammons)
at the state B wrestling meet and
their success continues on the
track and in the field.
Strong performances were
turned in by several relay teams
and individual event runners. The
boys’ 1600 meter medley relay
brought home a first place finish,
while the girls’ and boys’ 3200
meter relay teams each brought
home second place medals. Senior
Marti Herber and sophomore Myla
Pierce turned respectively turned
in in second and third place fin-
ishes in the 100 meter hurdles,
with Marti capturing sixth in the
300 meter hurdles.
With the Harry Weller Invita-
tional Track Meet having been can-
celled due to weather on Tuesday,
April 9, the next varsity meets will
be the Center of the Nation Track
meet in Belle Fourche on Saturday,
April 13.
Girls’ Events
3200 M Relay: 2nd place: Shaley
Herber, Scout Sudbeck, Emily
Knutson, Tori Letellier 10:57
400 M Relay: 3rd place: Kwincy
Ferguson, Joanne Cross-Amiotte,
Myla Pierce, Kassie Hicks 59.5
300 M Hurdles: 6th place Marti
Herber 57.9; Myla Pierce 59.9
100 M Hurdles: 2nd place Marti
Herber 18.85; 3rd palce Myla
Pierce 19.28
1600 M Run: 5th place Scout Sud-
beck 6:22
100 M Dash: Kwincy Ferguson
14.86; Kassie Hickes 15.19; Ciara
Stoddard 15.32
400 M Dash: 6th place Shaley Her-
ber 1:09; Joanne Cross-Amiotte
200 M Dash: 2nd place Tori Letel-
lier 28.7; Joanne Cross-Amiotte
32.2; Ciara Stoddard 31.9
800 M Relay: 2nd place Shaley
Herber, Marti Herber, Kwincy Fer-
guson, Tori Letellier 2.00
1600 Medley: 5th place: Kassie
Hicks, Ciara Stoddard, Emily
Knutson, Scout Sudbeck 5.17
1600 M Relay: 2nd place: Shaley
Herber, Kwicny Ferguson, Emily
Knutson, Tori Letellier 4:36
Long Jump: Myla Pierce 12” 2
1/4”, Marti Herber 12’ 2”, Kassie
Hicks 11’ 1”
Boys’ Events
3200 M Relay: 2nd place: Clint
Stout, Bobby Anderson, Chris An-
derson, Sam Pretty Bear 10:57
300 M Hurdles: 1st place Chand-
lier Sudbeck 42.9, state qualifying
110 M Hurdles: 6th place Chand-
lier Sudbeck 18.65
1600 M Run: 2nd place Clint Stout
5:01; Steven Kiewel 5:54; Paul
Kary 6:02
800 M Run: Steven Kiewel 2:45
100 M Dash: True Buchholz 12.51;
AJ Bendt 13.99; Matt Pretty Bear
400 M Dash: Chris Anderson 56.9
200 M Dash: Matt Pretty Bear 29
800 M Relay: True Buchholz, AJ
Bendt, Matt Pretty Bear, Sam
Pretty Bear 1:46.2
1600 Medley: 1st place True Buch-
holz, Chandlier Sudbeck, Sam
Pretty Bear, Clint Stout 3:56
3200 M Run: 2nd place Bobby An-
derson 11:37; 6th place Paul Kary
Long Jump: AJ Bendt 15’ 4 3/4”
Triple Jump: AJ Bendt 31’ 11 3/4”
Shot Put: 2nd place Logan Am-
mons 44’ 6”, Gavin DeVries 30” 5
1/2”, Ashton Standing Bear 29”,
Dustin Enders 23’ 5”, Kyler Fergu-
son 20” 7”
Discuss: 1st place Logan Ammons
146” 8” state qualifying distance,
Gavin DeVries 30’ 5 1/2”, Dustin
Enders 55’
Kougars open track season at Todd County
Girls’ Events
100 M Dash: 3rd place Ciara Stod-
dar; 10th place Rosemary Hoon
16.2; 6th grade 3rd place Marcella
Baldwin 18
4x100 M Relay 6th grade: 1st
place Kaylee Eisenbraun, Anna
Stone, Alyssa Civitak, Tory Lurz
4x100 M Relay 7th/8th grade:
2nd place Ciara Stoddard, Lindsey
VanderMay, Tyra Fuguate, Rose-
mary Hoon 1:03
4x200 M Relay 6th grade: 1st
place Kaylee Eisenbraun, Anna
Stone, Alyssa Civitak, Tory Lurz
4x200 M Relay 7th/8th grade:
2nd place: Ciara Stoddard, Tyra
Fugate, Sydney Word, Emily Knut-
son 2:11
400 M Run: 2nd place Emily Knut-
son 1:11
800 Medley Relay 6th grade: 1st
place Kaylee Eisenbraun, Marcella
Baldwin, Anna Stone, Tory Lurz
800 Medley Relay 7th/8th
grade: 3rd place Lindsey Vander-
May, Tyra Fugate, Emma Stone,
Sydney Word 2:28
800 M Run 7th/8th grade: 6th
place Kirsten Kiewel 3:12
200 M Dash 6th grade: 2nd place
Alyssa Civitak 36; 4th place Mar-
cella Baldwin 40.4
200 M Dash 7th/8th grade: 2nd
place Ciara Stoddard 31.2; 6th
place Rosemary Hoon 35; 9th place
Lindsey VanderMay 37.2
4x400 M Relay 7th/8th grade:
1st place Sydney Word, Emma
Stone, Kirsten Kiewel, Emily
Knutson 5:20
Shot Put 7th/8th grade: 4th
place Venessa Buxcel 21’ 6 1/2”, 5th
place Aybree Pitman 20’ 3”
Discus 7th/8th grade: 2nd place
Venessa Buxcel 63' 1/2", 6th place
Aybree Pitman 56' 8-1/2"
Long Jump 6th grade: 1st place
Anna Stone 9’ 11 1/2”
Long Jump 7th/8th grade: 2nd
place Emma Stone 11’ 5 1/2”; 6th
place Chloe Baldwin 3’ 6”
Boys’ Events
100 M Dash 7th/8th grade: 2nd
place Hunter Johnson; 3rd place
Gage Weller; 4th place AJ Bendt
4x100 M Relay 7th/8th grade:
1st place Hunter Johnson, Seth
Patterson, Gage Weller, AJ Bendt
4x200 M Relay 7th/8th grade:
1st place Hunter Johnson, Patrick
Brown, Marcus Herber, AJ Bendt
400 M Run 7th/8th grade: 6th
place Bryan Letellier; 8th place
Abe Herber 1:21
800 M Run 7th/8th grade: 1st
place Bryan Letellier 2:51
4 x 400 Meter Relay 7th/8th
grade: 3rd place Gage Weller, Abe
Herber, Reese Sudbeck, Bryan
Letellier 5:32
800 Medlay Relay 7th/8th
grade: 2nd place Seth Patterson,
Patrick Brown, Reese Sudbeck,
Marcus Herber 2:18
200 M Dash 6th grade: 1st place
Marcus Herber 32
200 M Dash 7th/8th grade: 5th
place Patrick Brown 31.6; 6th place
Reese Sudbeck 34.3; 7th place Seth
Patterson 35
Shot Put 7th/8th grade: 6th
place Geoffrey DeVries 20' 5"; 8th
place McKenzie Stilwell 18' 9-1/2"
Discus 7th/8th grade: 4th place
Geoffrey DeVries 92' 4"; 7th
McKenzie Stilwell 52' 1"
Long Jump 6th grade: 1st place
Marcus Herber 11’ 11”
Long Jump 7th/8th grade: 1st
place AJ Bendt 15' 1"; 7th place
Gage Weller 10’ 2”
Kadoka hosts junior high track meet April 2
Marcus Herber and Patrick Brown
Emily Knutson
--photos by Robyn Jones
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Tillage may be the worst thing
right now that could happen for soil
in South Dakota fields say conser-
vation officials. Spring tillage is a
tradition that is steeped deeply
into American agriculture. Now,
more and more producers are real-
izing that tillage is not in the best
interest of their soil’s health.
“Tillage was once considered
necessary in order to prepare a
proper seed bed for planting. Now,
we know that we can produce as
much or more grain without tilling
the soil,” says Jason Miller, Conser-
vation Agronomist with the Natu-
ral Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS) Pierre, SD.
“Tillage passes reduce surface
soil moisture, but more alarming is
that fact that tillage is incredibly
destructive to soil; it is like a tor-
nado going through a house,’ says
Miller. Tillage collapses and de-
stroys organic matter and soil
structure. “Those macro pores in
the soil structure are essential–
they are what helps water to infil-
trate the soil profile,” he says.
“The possibility of 2013 being
another dry year should have pro-
ducers rethinking their use of
tillage,” says Miller. In a tilled con-
dition, soil is vulnerable to erosion.
“As dry as the soil profile is start-
ing out this year, even getting the
crop seeded will be difficult without
a concern for wind erosion,” says
Miller. Winds during the spring
easily pick up soil particles on
tilled fields before crops can be-
come established.
“Reducing or eliminating tillage,
increases surface residue, builds
organic matter and preserves soil
health,” says Miller. Improved
cropping systems for building soil
should include no-till, diverse high
residue producing crop rotations
and cover crops.
Producers interested in learning
more about soil health or wanting
technical assistance for implement-
ing a soil health management sys-
tem on their farm or ranch should
contact their local NRCS office or
visit the Soil Health Information
Center at www.nrcs.usda.gov.
Tillage worst
thing for SD soils
Winter Wheat Status Update
A month ago, this column ad-
dressed the apparent lack of win-
terkill over much of the winter
wheat growing area in South
Dakota, as well as concerns about
drought and vernalization. Based
on observations and reports from
several farmers, agronomists and
crop consultants, the lack of win-
terkill seems to be holding true as
soil temperatures are raising to
where seeds are found to be germi-
nating, or seeds already germi-
nated continuing to grow.
For the most part, this is also
lowering the concern about the
crop vernalizing, as the germina-
tion process began early enough
for much of the crop to go through
the required period of time at soil
temperatures low enough to do so.
For much of the state however,
the lack of soil moisture continues
to be a concern. Many areas re-
ceived moderate amounts of snow,
and some a little rain, which was
enough to provide good soil mois-
ture from a few inches to a foot
deep or more. Given the low water
requirement of the wheat plants at
this early stage, this will be
enough for them to get a start and
grow for a few weeks, but addi-
tional moisture is needed soon.
Some areas, such as west of Pierre,
have received very limited mois-
ture over the winter, maybe
enough to begin the germination
process and allow it to vernalize,
but little enough that some
seeds/sprouts are molding.
A number of winter wheat fields
in south-central South Dakota
were evaluated on April 4, and al-
though very little growth was seen
above ground, sprouts were found
beneath the soil surface, and
would be expected to emerge in a
few days. Fields in central and
northern South Dakota, with snow
cover until recently, and lower soil
temperatures, will certainly be be-
hind this progress. Although many
winter wheat fields look dismal,
time, and hopefully rain, could
make a big difference.
As discussed in an earlier col-
umn, the dominant component in
wheat yield is the number of heads
per unit area. You obviously won’t
be able to know how many tillers
each plant will produce at this
stage, but a good plant population
to have is 14-15 or more plants per
square foot. If the stand is rela-
tively uniform across the field (a
minimum of blank areas), stands
as low as 5-6 plants per square foot
can produce nearly 70% of maxi-
mum yield if managed properly.
Before destroying a winter
wheat field, certainly contact your
crop insurance agent. Even if an
adjuster assigns a yield value to
the field, you may want to weigh
the pros and cons of abandoning
the field for another use. The
prospect of successfully raising an-
other crop will be highly depend-
ent on rainfall. Producers may
want to consider planting addi-
tional forage crops into less than
adequate winter wheat stands in
hopes of producing hay, which
could be in high demand.
Any field that is subject to wind
erosion, such as fallow fields, or if
the previous crop was soybeans,
field peas, sunflowers, corn cut for
silage or hay, etc.; it would be ben-
eficial to plant something, maybe
a cover crop, rather than leave it
Winner Regional Extension Center
Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist • 605-842-1267
You can save work and have bet-
ter garden soil if you stop tilling. It
is difficult to get rid of the old idea
of tilling deep and frequent, such
hard work only brings up more
weed seeds and destroys the mi-
croorganisms in the soil that break
down the roots which makes rich
garden soil. Tilling also creates a
hardpan; let the earth worms do
the fertilizing, instead of chopping
them up with the tiller or hoe.
So now you are asking what to
do with the weeds? The answer is
to just start adding mulch and
cover them up. Mulch can come in
many different forms such as card-
board, shredded paper, newspaper
(without color print) just soak them
with water and add grass clippings,
wood chips, straw, bark or hay on
top, I have even carpeted some of
my walkways. We here in rural
South Dakota have an advantage,
because there is always well rotten
manure available, or an old stack
yard nearby to gather hay mulch
left over from last winter’s
haystacks, lots of grass clippings,
dried leaves, kitchen scraps and all
the other things that can be added
that were once a living plant, and
it doesn’t cost a bit. If weeds come
through you don’t have the mulch
thick enough, add more--- up to 8-
10 inches, and keep a supply at the
edge of the yard, to keep adding
more. This takes a little more effort
in the spring, but eliminates a lot
of work the rest of the summer, and
your plants will love it, especially
when it is 110 degrees and thirty
mile hour south wind. With the
prediction of another drought year,
your garden plants can be much
happier with some protections for
their roots, plus the worms and mi-
croorganisms are busy at work
under the mulch making you more
and better soil, otherwise if it is dry
and parched on top of the soil the
worms and their companions are
driven deeper into the ground. An-
other plus is the worms make holes
in the soil so water can permeate
into the soil instead of running off.
Keep adding your much year
around and eventually build your
soil in to a rich loam your plants
will produce and thrive in. If you
have questions on how to manage
your garden, you can email adri-
By Donna Adrian,
SDSU Master Gardener
Stop tilling for a better garden soil
The SDSU Cottonwood Field
Station has recently undergone
major renovations and is staged to
become a prominent community
and agricultural resource for the
tri-county area. The South Dakota
State University Extension Service
and Agriculture Experiment Sta-
tion Office will hold 3 meetings to
gather community input concern-
ing public awareness of, and ideas
to increase the utilization of the
Cottonwood Field Station. Each
forum will be held from 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. with a meal provided at:
Jiggers Restaurant,
Kadoka, April 30
Wall Community Center,
Wall, May 1
The Steakhouse,
Philip, May 2
Community involvement is key
to the success of these forums. At-
tendees will be asked to participate
in small group discussions and pro-
vide input and perspectives about
the station through questions pre-
sented by the moderator. Our goals
for these forums are:
•Build a relationship between
the community and the station
•Increase visibility and rele-
vance of station functions
•Improve integration of the sta-
tion into the community
•Better utilize station resources
for community events
Please plan to attend one of the
forums and let your ideas be heard.
We value your input! Please RSVP
on or before April 23 to Paulette
Morse (605-394-1722 or
Share your input and be heard!
that can really make traveling dan-
gerous but also cause considerable
damage to our trees and shrubs,"
he said.
In "Pruning Fruit Trees"
trees/, Geoffrey Njue discusses that
the spring is the best time to do the
pruning. This is also the best time
of year to prune shade trees. One of
the major differences being that we
are generally not pruning to maxi-
mize fruit production but rather
pruning to improve the form and
structure of the tree so that it will
provide good shade but also be bet-
ter able to withstand spring ice
storms and summer thunder-
"One of the most important as-
pects here is to eliminate narrow
"V"-shaped crotches and double
leaders at the top of the trees,"
Graper said. "The best time to cor-
rect these problems and prevent
what is often the most serious dam-
age to your trees during a storm, is
to prune the trees while they are
Ideally Graper says you should
prune out potential structural
problems while the branches are
small enough to be removed with a
hand pruner or loppers, from the
ground. Removing the branches
when they are small, less than 2-
inches in diameter, causes less
stress to the tree and allows the
tree to recover from the pruning
much more rapidly.
"It is also much safer for you to
conduct the pruning because you
are doing it from the ground and
don't have to resort to using a lad-
der and a chainsaw, which is often
a dangerous combination," he said.
"If the tree has gotten too large to
work on from the ground or the
branches too large to be removed
with a lopper or small pruning saw,
consider contacting a local arborist
to do the work for you. We have
many well-trained arborists in the
region that know how to properly
prune your trees and know how to
do it in a safe manner for you and
your property."
Our local weather forecaster
says that we are now in meteoro-
logical spring, says David Graper,
Extension Horticulture Specialist
and Director of McCrory Gardens.
He is quick to point out that this is
slightly different than regular
spring in that it runs during the
months of March through May.
"In my experience, March can be
rather unpredictable as far as the
weather is concerned but we are
likely to see a mixture of warmer
spring-like weather which can
sometimes be quickly followed by
remnants of 'old man winters'
fury," Graper said.
Graper reminds readers that
during March, temperatures can
swing from near 10 degrees Ferin-
height (F) to more than 40 degrees
F over the course of a day, espe-
cially in western South Dakota.
"The best part of spring though
is that even if we get dumped on
with a spring snow storm, the snow
generally melts fairly quickly in
the next few days. Unfortunately,
this is also the time of year when
we can get the dreaded ice storms
Tree pruning tips for Spring

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