Kadoka Press, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
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Volume 106 Number 2 July 26, 2012
7th Annual Badlands Match Bronc Riding August 17 in Kadoka
Producers say farewell to Jackson County FSA employees at open house; office closes July 28
~ by Ronda Dennis ~ Another chapter of Jackson County history is nearing the end as the book is being closed for the Jackson County Farm Service Agency in Kadoka. An open house was held on Tuesday, July 24 for the last two employees, Colleen Petersen and Stevie Uhlir, who have a combined total of almost 48 years of serving the agriculture producers of Jackson County. On May 29, South Dakota FSA received approval from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to proceed with the implementation of the county office consolidation plan, including four county offices in South Dakota: Jackson County in Kadoka; Campbell County in Mound City; Harding County in Buffalo; Jerauld County in Wessington Springs. The loss of a Main Street business in Kadoka did not go down without a fight. On Tuesday, January 24, producers came together with comments to show due cause in keeping the Jackson County office open. Their comments and letters of support were not enough to keep the office open. In the end all four county offices looked at major changes. Petersen and Uhlir were offered employee buy-outs, but chose to stay with the agency in alternative locations. They received letters stating where they would be going; Peterson to Haakon County and Uhlir had a choice between Jones County and Bennett County. She decided on Jones County. The office in Kadoka has been busy on the final countdown dealing with certifications, CRP managed hay and NAP losses/production. As of July 28, the Jackson County Farm Service Agency office will be officially closed and all FSA program services will be provided by the Haakon County FSA office unless a producer has elected to transfer his/her records to another county. Following the closure of the Jackson County FSA Office in Kadoka, the Jackson County FSA Committee will continue to function in their current capacity; however, their meetings will be held at the Haakon/Jackson County FSA Office located in Philip, South Dakota. “Jackson County farmers and ranchers will still have local representation through the FSA County Committee System,” said Jamie White, a public affairs specialist through the USDA-FSA, South Dakota State Office. County FSA Committees serve an important role in representing their local agricultural community and USDA. After that the door to their office will be locked and Peterson and Uhlir will be preparing for the move. On August 13 Peterson will join the Philip FSA office, along with CED Duke Westerberg, Don Weller, Kyle Bachand, Tanya McIlravy, June Huston and Tonya Kramer. Uhlir will be employed in Murdo, along with CED David Klingberg and Faye Chamblis. Peterson started as a program assistant in Hyde County in March of 1988. After four and one-half years she decided to transfer to Jackson County. She started under CED Steven Olson on January 2, 1991. “I knew there was an opening and wanted to be closer to family,” she said. “I have throughly enjoyed working with our producers since I’ve been here.” Uhlir began her employment as a temporary employee under Stanton “Beef” Uhlir in December 1988 at the old location on the south east end of Main Street where the vet clinic is now. Beef Uhlir worked 29 years for the agency before he passed away on September 30, 1990. “I went full time when Rusty Olney left the agency and started at the insurance business at BankWest,” Uhlir said.
Bronc riding action … Jamie Willert of Kadoka on Blueberry
Buckle from Morrison Bucking Horses at the 2011 6th Annual Badlands Match Bronc Riding. -- photo used by permission from G Spear Photos the $1,000.00 winner-take-all ride off. There will also be the very popular $500.00 bonus-winner-take-all wild ride that has always provided the crowd with surprises and many of laughs. This year’s event will have a new twist, as it will be a part of the Badlands VS Sandhills Bronc Riding Challenge. The bronc riders will be coming from Valentine, NE where they competed in the first event of the challenge on Wednesday night, August 15th, just two days before the match in Kadoka. The challenge will feature some of Nebraska's bronc riders against some of the future superstar bronc riders from South Dakota. The bronc rider with the highest total score from both events will be awarded with a bonus $1,000.00 and a championship buckle. Mark you calendars now! Friday August 17, 2012 starting at 7:00 p.m. Admission will be $8.00 per person with children under 8 years old free.
In appreciation … for all the years of service provided to Jackson
The Badlands Match Bronc Riding is once again coming to Kadoka on August 17th, 2012. This will be the 7th year of this stand alone bronc riding event that has been mentioned, by the fans and bronc riders, as being one of the top Saddle Bronc Riding Matches in the State of South Dakota. Bronc Riding fans from all over the state travel to Kadoka to attend this event every year. "We try to make it a fun-filled evening that the whole family can enjoy, making it an event that they will talk about and can't wait for it to come again next year," said Dave Morrison, who along with his son Nate Morrison, produces and also provide the bucking horses for the event. The night of bronc riding will have $4,000.00 up for grabs for the cowboys competing and will include three rounds of bronc riding action. Twenty bronc riders in the first round, ten progress to the second round, with five progressing to
County farmers and ranchers, many gathered to wish Colleen Peterson (L) and Stevie Uhlir well at their new locations. See more photos on page --photo by Ronda Dennis 4.
including Marcia Bunger, who is now retired and Brian Stewart, who transferred to Pierre. Acting CEDs have been Duke Westerberg of Philip and most recently, Michael Goetzinger of Martin. There has also been a number of temporary employees, who have worked during peak seasons when funds were available. Over the years the agency has changed names several times, going from Agriculture Adjustment Agency (AAA), to Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Service (ASCS), to Consolidated Farm Service Agency (CFSA) to Farm Service Agency (FSA).
“I will miss all of the Jackson County producers,” she added. At that time when she started the other employees were Janet Magelky, who was employed from May 1969 through November of 1996. Magelky had taken Joyce Drabek’s place when she moved to Belle Fourche. Dorothy Ireland was the other one. She started at Kadoka in February of 1983, transfered to Belle Fourche in September, 1992 and retired in 2005. It was when Ireland transfered to Belle Fourche that Peterson made the move to Kadoka. Other CEDs have come and gone
Home Wreckers win Murdo Ranch Rodeo
County discussion includes public hearing for land exchange and county library
~ by Robyn Jones ~ The Jackson County Commissioners held a special meeting on Wednesday, July 18. Commissioner Ronnie Twiss was absent. At 7:00 p.m. a public hearing was held to discuss the land exchange between the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands and the Nature Conservancy. If the land exchanged between these two entities is approved, the land would then be available for purchase by the adjacent landowners. Following the hearing the commissioners met with Highway Superintendent Mitch Olney. Olney stated that they have not been blading any roads due to the dry conditions. He also said he visited with Kennedy Implement about new mowers. The commissioners held an executive session at 8:15 p.m. for personnel matters and returned to open session at 8:57 p.m., with no action taken. County Auditor Vicki Wilson presented two draft letters that she had written addressed to Rich Hildebrand and Jim Kujawa. The letters were to inform them that the county was not going to pursue purchasing the current FSA building on Main Street. After both letter were reviewed, one was chosen to be sent to Hildebrand and Kujawa. The commissioners were informed that Joe Handrahan has inquired as to whether the county was interested in purchasing the lot he owns north of the current library. Commissioner Glen Bennett clarified that the quote received from Marty Gardner was $15,000 and included removing the building from Handrahan’s lot and the library building. It was the consensus of the commissioners that at this time, they are not interested in purchasing the lot from Handrahan. Commissioner Jim Stilwell stated that he is still in favor of pursuing the idea of building the library on the vacant lots that are owned by the Kadoka Nursing Home, that are located behind the current FSA Office. Stilwell said he had visited with a few residents that were not opposed to moving the library. Commissioner Delores Bonenberger stated she was in favor of keeping the library on Main Street. A motion carried to declare the copier from the county shop surplus to be disposed of. Bills and time cards were reviewed and the meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held on Monday, August 13 at 9:00 a.m.
First place team … at the Murdo Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, July
The third annual Murdo Ranch Rodeo was held on Saturday, July 21 with ten, four person teams competing. Events included trailer loading, stray gathering, hide race, range ride (wild bronc ride) and a mystery event, which was where two members from a team rode double to the other end of the arena, got off the horse, put their forehead on a baseball bat, spun around seven times and rode back other end of arena. The trailer loading event was won by the Home Wreckers Team and members were Joe Pavlas, Belvidere, Frank Carlson, Belvidere, Tyler Jones, Oglala and Lex Grooms, Sharps Corner, with a time of 1:10. The hide race was won by he Tanner Lolley Team and members were Tanner Lolley, Rozen Hill, and Matt Hight all of White River and Jeremy Langdeau of Rapid City with a time of 0.35. The stray gathering event was won by The Dirty Old Men and members were Trent Manaeke, Murdo, Vince Bruce, Hayes, Darren Tibbs, Ft. Pierre, and Seth Norman, Ft. Pierre with a time of 1.09. The range ride was won by the Home Wreckers Team of Joe Pavlas, Belvidere, Frank Carlson, Belvidere, Tyler Jones, Oglala, and Lex Grooms, Sharps Corner with a score of 78 points. The Mystery Event was won by the Weta Rattlesnakes Team and members were Henry Ireland, Kadoka, Michael Herber, Kadoka, Cap Herber, Weta and Kenneth Raymond, Kadoka with a time of 0.44. Each team that won an event was awarded $100 for that event. 1st place winners were The Home Wreckers, (Pavlas, Carlson, Jones, Grooms) $1,200.00 and coats. 2nd place winners were The Dirty Old Men (Manecke, Bruce, Tibbs, Norman), $900.00 3rd place winners were The Roghair Ranch (Brad Roghair, Lonnie Roghair, Brice Roghair, Marty Roghair), $600.00 4th place winners were The Rusty Spur (Levi Newsome, Chauncey Labrier, Chris Nix, Craig McKenzie) $300.00. The Top Hand was awarded to Lex Grooms and was selected by committee members and chosen community members. Results were combined and the winner was chosen who had obtained the most points. A candy scramble and a boot scramble were also held for all the youth to enjoy.
21 was the team of Lex Grooms (L), Henry Grooms, Tyler Jones, Joe Pavlas, Trey Carlson and Frank Carlson. --photo by Robyn Jones
responded to the Cactus Fire which raced across grasslands and stubble fields northwest of Cactus Flat. The fire was reported about 1 p.m. near Interstate 90 mile marker 127, north of the interstate and east of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Southerly winds gusting up to 30 mph pushed the fire north. In less than two hours, firefighters appeared to have the wildfire under control until a flame took hold in the drought-ravaged brush and trees along Whitewater Creek. Flames crawled up aging cottonwood trees, and the wind threw live embers into a nearby stubble field. Firefighters and local ranchers were chasing small pockets of flames in the stubble field when a K-Max helicopter arrived to dip water from a nearby stock dam. Approximatley 1,100 acres were burned. Later that day many of the local firefighters responded other fires which were north of Philip and south of Kadoka. --photos by Robyn Jones
Cactus Flat fire … On Thursday, July 19 several fire departments
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JC Hazard Mitigation plan kickoff meeting, 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1 at the Kadoka Fire Hall. KCBA meeting Thursday, August 2, 12 noon at the H&H Restaurant. Badlands Cowboys for Christ Rodeo Bible Camp starts Monday, August 6, and will contintue through the 9th for youth ages 13 through 19. Questions please call 605-8372376 or 605-441-8554. Summer Reading Program at the Jackson County Library on Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. for children ages 3-6.
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husband, Randy, of Quinn, and their children, Rocky (Pam) of Floresville, Texas, Levi (Kyli) of Quinn, Jessie (Travis Sharp) of New Underwood, and Bailey of Quinn; one son, Mike O’Dea and his wife, Krista, and their boys, Nathan, Brandon and Austin of Philip; three great-grandchildren, Harley and Houston Hapney and Adyson Sharp; seven brothers, Jack O’Dea and his wife, Charlotte, of Midland, Dean O’Dea of Vale, Gene O’Dea of Hot Springs, Jim O’Dea and his wife, Vonnie, of Howes, Jerry O’Dea of Altoona, Iowa, Leo O’Dea of Vermillion and Richard O’Dea of Hot Springs; seven sisters, Maurine Hagler of Meridian, Idaho, Bonna Hagler of Nampa, Idaho, Phyllis Coleman and her husband, Marvin, of Quinn, Lillian Deknikker and her husband, Eddie, of Gettysburg, Lorraine Smith of Emmett, Idaho, Mary Bauer of Rapid City, and Rosella O’Bryan and her husband, Tom, of Bagley, Minn. Dennis was preceded in death by Marlene O’Dea on June 5, 1998; an infant daughter, Tina; and his parents. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 27, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, with Father Kevin Achbach as celebrant. Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip. A memorial has been established. Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com
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Dennis Paul O’Dea_______________ Odetta Miller ___________________ Charlotte (Wilson) Clarke___________
session for the Presbyterian Church, and held local and state offices for the Presbyterian Women Circle and Board. She was also a member of the National Home Economics Association, South Dakota Home Economics Association, where she held several State Offices, and South Dakota Education Association. She enjoyed arts and crafts, unique stitchery, food preservation, yard and garden work, camping, (especially in the Black Hills), genealogy, and supported scholarships at NSU and SDSU and have assisted several college students. Charlotte struggled with Pulmonary Fibrosis for three years and was on oxygen most of the time. She NEVER complained once, even with her last few months being very difficult. She was a very fine teacher and often her former students commented on how talented she was. Grateful for having shared Charlotte’s life are her husband, Lester Clarke, Aberdeen, her sisters; Lucy (Glenn) Freeman and Clara Belle (Harold) Weller both of Kadoka. Preceding her in death are her parents, William and Sarah Wilson, and brother, Kenneth (Eleanor) Wilson. The funeral service Charlotte was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 21, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, with Pastor Jennifer Turick officiating. Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. MT, Monday, July 23, 2012 at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD. Visitation was from 1-5 p.m., Friday, July 20, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Friday, at First Presbyterian Church, Aberdeen. A second service was held at the First Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, SD, at 5:00 p.m. MT on Sunday, July 22. Her online guestbook is available www.spitzerfuneralhome.com friend to all. She was a quilt maker, making hundreds of them for family and friends. She loved to embroider, and in her later years made over a hundred tea towel sets, as well as pillow case sets. She grew up watching her dad play baseball and was an avid fan the rest of her life. Odetta is survived by her children, Jackie (Jim) Kirkpatrick of Laurel, Nebraska; Bill Miller, Rapid City, South Dakota; Jerry Miller of Rapid City, South Dakota; and Larry (Jeannette) Miller of Kadoka, South Dakota. 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great-grandchildren, along with numerous step-grand, step-great-grand, and step-greatgreat-grandchildren, a sister, Blanche McCoy of Springview, Nebraska; along with nieces, nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sisters, Dorothy Hamilton and Doris Millard; brother, Emmert Millard, granddaughter, Jeanette Allvin; great-grandsons, Kenneth Faith, Jr. and Josh Gershon; as well as a grandson-in-law. Graveside memorial services were held on Monday, July 23, 2012, at the Ainsworth Cemetery in Ainsworth, Nebraska, with Pastor Gary Graesser officiating over the service. Memorials were suggested to the Ainsworth Senior Center. Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth was in charge of the arrangements.
Charlotte Cecilia (Wilson) Clarke, 91, of Aberdeen died Monday, July 16, at Manor Care Health Services. Charlotte’s parents came from Texas following William Key Wilson’s release from World War I Navy to homestead near Hayes, SD. Soon after Key Wilson became foreman of a ranch about 28 miles from Philip, SD. Key and Sarah Patience (Pati) Wilson had to adjust to SD winters, a western brogue and “no black-eyed peas”. A few years in country school changed after the Wilson’s purchased a Meat Market and Grocery Store in Kadoka, SD. Charlotte graduated from Kadoka High School. From there on, two years of college at Sioux Falls College with an Associate Degree. Then a transfer to SDSU for BS Degree in Home Economics in 1943. It was during this transfer that she met the young college student, Lester Clarke, who would become her husband on December 27, 1945. Charlotte’s first teaching job was at Egan Consolidated School. After Les’s release from the Navy, Les and Charlotte taught in Sisseton, SD, (home economic and agriculture, principal). Next was the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, for advanced degrees, a Doctorate for Les and an MS for Charlotte. And on to Aberdeen, SD, with Les to Northern State Teacher’s College (education dept.) and Charlotte at Aberdeen Central High School in home economics. Charlotte totaled 30 years in classroom. Les became dean, then vice president and two stints as interim president before retiring with a professor and administrator. Throughout this time extensive travel within 110 countries of the world (some more than once) were visited. As a result many travelogues and programs were given throughout the State (by one or both) of them. Charlotte and Les had also enjoyed living in Mesa, AZ, for 5-6 months during the winter months after retirement. Charlotte was a member of the NSU Faculty Wives and Chapter CY PEO, where she held most all offices in both. She was an elder in the Presbyterian Church, a clerk of
Dennis Paul O’Dea, age 75, of Philip, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Dennis Paul O’Dea and his twin brother, Dean Patrick, were born July 30, 1936, in Philip, the son of John and Edna (Bennett) O’Dea. He attended the Empire and Fairplay rural schools and his mother, Edna, later home schooled the kids for a time. He then attended Philip High School. On October 17, 1956, he married Marlene Keyser at the Dowling Church located one mile south of her parents’ home on Ash Creek, and to this union were born three children. During his life, Dennis worked in various occupations including road construction, the gold mine in Lead, various ranches around Philip, operated the Mitchell sale barn, owned a ranch near Newell and later near Harrold, and owned and operated O’Dea Trucking and Central Diesel Repair in Ft. Pierre. He later worked for Altendorf Implement and retired from Moody Implement in Pierre. Dennis is survived by one daughter, Debbie Hapney and her
Odetta Miller, 97, passed away at her home in Ainsworth, Nebraska, on July 18, 2012. Odetta Millard was born on October 18, 1914, to Lee and Lela (White) Millard at Springview, Nebraska. The family lived and grew up in the Springview and Norden, Nebraska, and Colome and Mission, South Dakota areas. She graduated from Mission High School in 1932. On June 1, 1935, she was united in marriage to Garold Miller at Springview, Nebraska. They were married just a few days short of 57 years, when Garold passed away. To this union, there were four children born, Jacqueline “Jackie”, William, “Bill”, and twins, Jerry and Larry. Odetta spent her life as a homemaker for her family, housekeeper and child care giver. She was a
Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor, In the issue of the Kadoka Press dated July 19, 2012, the county commissioners meeting of Monday, May 9 was addressed. First, that article may have left some with the impression that the Hildebrand/Kujawa building on Main Street is in such poor condition, that it would take $100,000 to make it generally suitable to the public. Left out of the article was the fact that the building modifications would be required to meet strict CDB Grant requirements requirements that would not necessarily be otherwise required from the county. As we know from renting to both state and federal entities for twenty years now, government requirements do not necessarily make sense in a rural town such as ours. Nor do those requirements always have a positive property value effect. Secondly, I would like to address the unfortunate situation where the county seems to have received estimates for work to be done in the City of Kadoka, from two Philip companys. To my knowledge not one business from Jackson County was asked to provide either estimate. As a business owner in the county we pay taxes in, it’s difficult to understand why that would be. Respectfully, /s/ Colleen Hildebrand PO Box 578 Kadoka, SD 57543 Editor’s note: Building modifications required by the CDBG Grant were not presented at the commissioner’s regular meeting.
Everblest Concert Fri., August 3
We invite you to a concert of sacred choral music, presented by EverBlest, a non-denomational high school choir, on Friday, August 3, at the Concorida Lutheran Church in Kadoka. The chorus of young men and women will sing a varied program of Christian music, beginning at 7:00 p.m., but come as early as 5:30 to enjoy a potluck supper. And stay for a bit afterwards to enjoy a dish of ice cream and visit with the kids, their director and staff. Concordia will host the group at the church overnight and they will be on their way after breakfast Saturday morning. There is no cost for the concert, but a freewill offering will be taken to help defray their expenses.
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Developing Patience
develop over time and through experience. Think of patience as a muscle that you have to use in order to see it build. To that end, believers should recognize difficulty as an opportunity to flex their patience. The human instinct is to cry out to God in bewilderment when tribulation comes knocking. We blame. We resist. We complain. What we don't do is say, "Thank You, Father--it's time to grow in patience!" People aren't trained to think that way, but according to the Bible, that is exactly how Christians are to respond. James tells us to consider trials a joy (1:2). But we often fail at this, don't we? Humanly speaking, praising the Lord for tribulation is unnatural. However, doing so begins to make sense to believers when they cling to God's promise that good comes from hardship (Rom. 8:28). We are not waiting on the Lord in vain. We can praise Him for the solution He will bring, the lives He will change, or the spiritual fruit He will develop in us. Accepting hardship as a means of growth is a radical concept in this world. Even more extreme is the believer who praises the Lord for the storm. But God's followers have cause to rejoice. Tribulation increases our patience so that we can stand firm on His promises and await His good timing.
Read James 1:1-4 When people confide to me that they are praying for patience, I often ask what else they're doing to acquire a calm and gentle heart. Patience isn't so much something believers receive as it is an attribute that they
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Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
Long Beach
I have fond memories of Long Beach, California. That was where I found myself when I was finally through with seventeen long years of school and out on my own. It was there I first learned some of the things needed to exist without assistance from parents or school. As it happened, I joined the Navy after college since I was going to be drafted if I didn’t, and I thought the Navy sounded the best of the different services. It is, by the way, although that opinion is not universally held to be so. Anyway, after four months of officers training in Rhode Island and six months of supply school in Georgia, Long Beach was where I ended up. I wasn’t sent to a ship to begin with but was just kind of loosely attached to the supply center on the Long Beach Naval Base. This was fine. They gave me this and that to do while waiting for further orders. Meanwhile, I first stayed with my Aunt Bessie in Norwalk, CA, which is inland quite a ways. I bought a second-hand, nifty, blackand-red Buick with which I learned to navigate the wild freeways between Norwalk and Long Beach. These driving experiences gave me more than a few nervous moments until I finally got used to everyone going like sixty and then slamming on the brakes and crawling for a while. I took more than a few wrong exits and got hopelessly lost occasionally before I finally figured out how to get in the right lanes to take the right exits. Well, Aunt Bessie was a sweetie and I could have stayed with her longer, but the tedious freeway traffic got to me. As a result, I took a room in the BOQ (Bachelor Officers Quarters) on the base where I lived during the week although I often stayed with Bessie on the weekends, took her around, went to church with her etc. I had the choice of a small room in a new BOQ or a big one in an old one. I took the big one and found it highly satisfactory. I had time to roam the city, the beach, the waterfront, and all that. After a few months, though, I was transferred down the coast to San Diego and attached to a ship that was being built there. I spent several months helping to get that vessel ready to be commissioned and join the fleet. San Diego, incidentally, is probably a little nicer than Long Beach. Then, however, they sent me back to Long Beach but this time to serve as supply officer on an old destroyer. This was fine with me too. I liked roaming around seeing the country so they could transfer me as often as they pleased. I looked forward to the changes. This time in Long Beach, I could, of course, have just lived on the ship which I mostly did. Still, I liked to get away part of the time so I rented an apartment near the base. It was sort of furnished although all the light bulbs were colored everything but white when I first took possession. Some hippies had inhabited the place before me and liked colored lights. They also liked the couch off its legs and close to the floor. I soon righted all that. The only piece of my own furniture in the place was a grand piano I had purchased on sale down in San Diego. It took up the spare bedroom. It now sits in our living room on the prairie. This apartment was close to the center of town so it wasn’t in a completely residential district. A Cadillac dealership was just across the street, for example, but I liked ogling the Cadis. Couldn’t afford them, of course, but they were fun to inspect, especially the sleek sporty models. I really do love the ocean and living by one. I’m not that keen on swimming in salt water, but I do like walking on beaches. I got to do that as often as I wanted. California climate is easy to like as well since the presence of palm trees tells you it doesn’t freeze. I could live all my life without seeing another snowflake. Neither does it get too hot due to its proximity to the ocean which moderates things nicely. All good things must end, of course, and my destroyer was put into the reserves and transferred up the coast to Tacoma, Washington. This was a new adventure in a new area and I had no complaints. After that I was sent to New Orleans, Mayport, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina. It was all a great adventure, but, after almost four years, the ranch finally called me home. Long Beach and all the other places were fun to visit and live in for a time, but South Dakota is my home. I may revisit some of the places I’ve lived if I get the chance, but odds are I’ll remain close to this ranch that has always been my true home. It, by far, is my favorite place on earth. It’s a great place to live.
kids on hand before showing up on the Headlee doorstep. The kids got to see how fast an irate grandmother could chop off a rattler’s head. Chuck and Eve Fortune bought a Honda Odyssey from Melissa Huber in Kadoka last week. It replaced an older vehicle that Eve said they had basically “driven into the ground.” On Saturday, Eve took the Honda to the dealership in Rapid City to have it checked out and tuned a bit. It got a good bill of health. On Thursday, Eve and Abby got together with the McKeehans in Kadoka who are fellow home-schoolers of their kids. They try to get together to support each other, go on field trips, etc. On Saturday, Chuck had a disagreement with a steel water tank and the tank got the upper hand for a while with Chuck underneath it. He extracted himself eventually but not without a few sore spots. Bob Fortune spent the last week in Lander, WY, with his wife, Ruth, and got home on Sunday. Hired man, TC, sold a horse at Philip on Tuesday but then turned around and bought another one. He enjoys horse and seemed happy with the exchange. Dana Badure said the kids and she enjoyed their trip to Maine a bit ago. They visited Dana’s dad, and the kids got to see some of the places around the area where Dana grew up. On Tuesday, the family enjoyed the play day at O’Bryan’s. Rhonda Terkildsen and her grandson, Tryce, were also there. Dana said that Greg and she are quite busy at the rest areas east of town since there is a lot of traffic on the interstate at present. She was amused at how the abundant grasshopper population at the rest areas puts some tourists into near panic, especially at the west area since they are really thick there. At home, the kids catch the hoppers and put them into a plastic container. Then they open the container in the chicken yard and watch the birds chase the hoppers. Mark DeVries says it is really quiet around his place right now. Nicci and the two youngest boys are in Idaho visiting Nicci’s folks and have already been there a couple of weeks. Son Gavin is still in the area but working for Dan Smiley this summer so he isn’t home very much. Mark is pretty much done haying at this point so is just into odd jobs for now. Dana DeVries came to Belvidere on Saturday and stayed the night with her brother, Rick, and Ronda Dennis. That afternoon and evening, Dana, Rick and Ronda attended a surprise birthday party for Scotti Block. Also attending from this area were Bob Eckert, Larry, Jo and Jenny Johnston.
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June Ring • 462-6328
“Relent, O Lord! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants. Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” Psalm 90:13-14 Heartfelt thanks to all the volunteer and professional fire fighters who have been working so hard against all the fires, and to the people who are feeding them. Jeannine Woodward hosted the Mellette County Cattlewomen meeting at the museum in White River Friday, July 20. Joining her for the meeting were Donna Adrian, Jean Kary, Rose West and June and Matthew Ring. After the meeting she refreshed them with root beer floats, and served those to the library workers, too. June Ring and Jean Kary had gone to the blood drive previous to the Cattlewomen meeting. Jean gave successfully, but June got deferred for arhythmia. Elaine Krogman had her “sisters campout” week with her sisters at Frank and Barb Keever’s place in Montana. The South Pine Band played for an anniversary celebration in Philip on Saturday evening. Amber Krogman went to the ranch rodeo Saturday in Murdo before heading on to Philip for the anniversary gathering. July 8, Richard and Noreen Krogman were among the many friends and neighbors at Norris Hall for the 50th anniversary celebration for Robert and Sharon Ring. July 11 found Noreen at the county luncheon at the Donna Adrian home. Then on the 13th, Noreen headed for Fargo, ND, to spend a few days with her son, Glen, and take in the festivities going on around there that weekend. Glen’s cabin is actually near Detroit Lakes, which is east of Fargo, and they enjoyed many things. They enjoyed an air show, antique car show, water carnival, Farmers’ Market, a bike tour, a pontoon ride on the lake, etc. They also went across the border into Minnesota and studied the Viking ship Hjelkomst, which was built according to ancient lines, and did make the trip across to Norway. While Noreen was gone, Sis McKee came to stay with Clarence and Richard stayed to help. Noreen returned home on the 17th of July. Friday the 20th, Richard was among the number giving blood in White River that day. There had been several fires started by lightning in the country by Adrian’s and Krogman’s, which, thanks to some timely rain, were put out before they did too much damage. Thursday lightning started a fire in Bill Huber’s wheat field a bit south and east of Kary’s, and it flamed right up and burned a quarter mile strip right through the field before a heavy shower of rain put that out, too. Mr. and Mrs. Donkle of Hamilton, MT, recently visited at the home of their daughter, Linda Ring, for a few days. Wednesday Sharon Ring was in Winner for a dental appointment. Thursday Robert and Sharon fed Brant Kary, Torey, Jeremy and Tyler Ring, as the guys had been busy chopping alfalfa and wheat on the circle that day. Janice Ring had a full house two weeks in a row with youth staying there and then going on in to White River for the Calhoon basketball camps. Son Mike brought eight the first week and ten the second week. Keith’s wife, Krystal, brought her girls and others and stayed the first week, and then five came from Gillette the second week. Jessie Ring took children to Martin for their regular check-up last Tuesday. Thursday she took Ryan and Reina with her to meet Reno in Chamberlain and bring him home for the weekend to help celebrate Ryan’s 9th birthday on Friday, July 20. They came home the Cedar Butte way, and spotted the flames from the Huber wheat field as they neared home. Special guests that evening for Ryan’s birthday supper were his mother, Lisa, and brothers, Jacob and Elias. June and Matthew Ring were also there. Amy and Patrick Lehman and Jan Rasmussen were in Spearfish on business Thursday. When they returned home, they found the guys fighting fire north of their place, so Patrick quickly joined them and Jan and Amy got busy getting food and drinks together to go feed the firefighters. They stayed out there on watch until quite late at night. Amy helped with achievement days in Murdo on Wednesday and Friday. Thursday evening supper guests at Maxine Allard’s were June and Matthew Ring. The next morning Nancy Kehn and Virginia Coller came to visit Maxine and to get some of her books. Sunday Evan and Dorothy Bligh picked up Pam and Maxine Allard for church at Norris Bible Church. Alex Heinert is back from the missionary trip to the Ukraine, where he spent a week helping with a camp mostly for high school age youth. He enjoyed the time and experience, although he wasn’t overly fond of the cabbage based diet, which had him dropping a few pounds. Cabbage is one of his least favorite foods. Rev. Glenn Denke attended the installation service in Pierre Sunday afternoon, July 15, where Joshua Baumann was ordained and installed as assistant pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Pierre. Rev. Baumann’s wife is a Utecht, and a relative of Rev. Robert Utecht of Lead, SD. The Bligh’s received half an inch of rain Saturday night, so they celebrated by going to the Burke Rodeo Sunday evening. Nicole Huber’s mom, Cindy, has been visiting Nicole and family for a few days. Jonathan’s daughter, Shayla, has also been visiting and Torry Rattling Leaf has been spending several days with his grandparents and cousins, too. The several rains that fell on the Hubers totaled to over an inch last week. Marilyn Heinert’s new hip has been a great help in getting around without pain and she was happy to be able to make it to church again on Sunday. Howard, Chris and Beau Heinert have been busy helping fight fires and Nette has been busy getting them fed whenever they make it home. Finally Sunday they had a day off as more professionals and equipment had been called in. Thursday Howard and Nette had taken time out to go to Valentine to attend the 10th anniversary barbeque celebration at Cherry Hills Estates. Toby Heinert has been helping fight fire by Norden, NE. Ace, Edna, Rebekkah and Jean Kary made the trek to Bonesteel on Saturday for the Baker family reunion. They enjoyed the potluck and visiting in the air conditioned hall there. Ed and Carol Ferguson traveled to Rapid City on July 12 to help their granddaughter, Kaitlyn, celebrate her 18th birthday. Carol and Ed attended the funeral of Jack Brunsch in Martin Saturday the 14th. From there they traveled on to spend a few days at their cabin by Rochford, SD. Sunday while driving the Black Hills, they ran into their niece, Julie Ferguson Bohnet, in a parking lot in Newcastle, WY. They kept appointments in Rapid City on Monday afternoon. Jesse and Ed Ferguson went to Gordon, NE, on Wednesday for tractor parts, and Friday they went to Winner to pick up meat and the Jeep. They took Jesse’s tractor to Philip on Saturday for repairs. Moya Brickman has been spending some time with her grandparents on the farm, and some of that
Belvidere News
Syd Iwan • 344-2547
Frank Carlson and his crew won the ranch rodeo in Murdo on Saturday. His team included Lex Grooms, Tyler Jones and Joe Pavlas. It normally would have included Tyler’s brother, Michael, but Michael was involved with the arrival of a new baby so Joe was drafted in his place. Joe works on the Ken Wilson ranch with Colter Carlson and Cole Hindman. Tyler is mostly from Kadoka, and Lex is from Sharps Corner. The guys did especially well in the bronc riding and trailer loading. The latter is when a critter is roped and then loaded into a horse trailer. Frank said they won about $1,400 which wasn’t bad, and they had a lot of fun besides. Former area resident, Roxie Hanson, was back for a visit recently. As a result, her fellow quilters and friends held a potluck at the church hall in Belvidere at noon on Saturday to catch up on things in her life. Roxie now lives at Mesquite, Nevada, and has for a while. From here, she was headed to Wisconsin in company with Karen and Harvey Byrd and Lois Pettyjohn to visit relatives. Fayola Mansfield and Joy Dolezal said they had a good time together and enjoyed the event. On Sunday, Fayola Mansfield recalled that it had been six months on that day that she fell and broke her ankle. Just this week, her physical therapist released her from having further treatments unless her back starts giving her trouble, in which case she should return. Lucy Freeman’s oldest sister, Charlotte Clark, died this week. Charlotte was from Aberdeen where her husband was a professor at the college there. Her funeral was held in Kadoka on Sunday with internment at the national cemetery in Sturgis on Monday. Lucy said her nephews, Wade Wilson of Minnesota and Bob Wilson from Oklahoma, came for the services. They are the sons of Lucy’s brother, the late Kenny Wilson. Jim, Georgann and Jami Addison attended the ranch rodeo in Murdo on Saturday. Jim said it was fun to see local guys, Frank Carlson and crew, win the event. Jim also said the motor on one of the Belvidere fire trucks recently blew up and needs to be replaced. Anyone wishing to help with these repairs can contact Jim Addison. This has already been a busy year for the fire department. Colter and Abby Carlson helped their daughter, Erika, celebrate her second birthday last week. Erika’s grandparents, Troy and Ella Hindman, came from Kadoka for the event as did her aunt, Bridget, and four of her seven kids from Midland. Other than that, it has been too hot to take the kids many places, and fires are a constant threat that has to be watched for. Bunny Green had the misfortune of stabbing a toothpick well into her foot on Saturday. It was lodged unbeknownst to her on the metal strip at the bottom of the bathroom doorway and was one of those fat round toothpicks. Bunny got up on Sunday planning to go to church until she stood up and felt the pain, although the toothpick had been completely pulled out the night before. On Sunday evening, Cheryll Wells came over and helped Bunny soak her foot in peroxide water to help things out. Bill and Norma Headlee drove to Sioux Falls and back on Sunday to get acquainted with a new grandchild, Rachael Kay Dorn. Rachael is the daughter of their daughter, Monica, and her husband, John, of Hendricks, MN. Rachael had to stay in the hospital a few days but is expected to be released this week. Bill and Norma would normally have stopped over at Dell Rapids to see their other daughter, Corale Dorn, and family, but Corale and family had gone to Aberdeen for the baptism of Jessica Dorn’s baby. Jessica is the daughter of Norma’s sister, Barb. As it has happened, three DeVries-related gals have married Dorn brothers, namely Corale, Monica and Jessica. There is a fourth brother, but he is a pharmacist in Minnesota and didn’t marry into the clan. He does come out this way to hunt, however. Last week, Billy and Jen Headlee and kids of Ames, Iowa, and Anora Henderson and kids of Hamill came to visit. A rattlesnake waited until there were five grand-
Fun for all ages … cowgirl/boy up at O’Bryans Fun Night
Stickhorse barrels: 1) Brisa Badure-Buddy, 2) Carson VanderMay-Puddin, 3) Peyton Porch-My Bailey, 4) Lilly Uhlir-I Don't Know Stickhorse Keyhole: 1) Brisa Badure-Buddy, 2) Tyce Amiotte-Comanche, 3) Peyton Porch-My Bailey, 4) Carson VanderMay-Puddin, 5) Lilly Uhlir-My Bailey Lead Barrels: 1) Carson VanderMay-Buster, 2) Peyton PorchDeuce, 3) Brisa Badure-Sissy, 4) Martin Badure-Ghost, 5) Tyce Amiotte-Sissy, 6) Raylie VanderMay-Alice Ground Roping: 1) Dalton Porch, 2) Lilly Uhlir, 3) Tyce Amiotte and Carson VanderMay, 4) Martin Badure, Peyton Porch, Brisa Badure. All the ropers caught at least once! Jr Barrels: 1) Ciara Stoddard, 2) Dalton Porch, 3) Hunter Johnson, 4) Maraya VanderMay, 5) Hudson Johnson, 6) Peyton Porch Jr Poles: 1) Ciara Stoddard, 2) Hunter Johnson Jr. Roping: 1) Hunter Johnson Jr. Keyhole: 1) Dalton Porch, 2) Maraya VanderMay, 3) Peyton Porch, 4) Carson VanderMay Open Barrels: 1) 1D-Ciara Stoddard; 2D: 1) Justina Cvach 2) Wanda VanderMay Open Poles: 1) 1D-Ciara Stoddard 2D: 1) Wanda VanderMay, 2) Justina Cvach Open Keyhole: 1) Wanda VanderMay, 2) Justina Cvach We had a great time, lots of smiles and sweat, see ya next time on July 31. Enter at 5:30, run at 6:00. Come have fun with us! Take part in our fun night, or just come to watch.
time she spends with great-grandmother, Irene Kaufman. Sunday Carol and Moya visited Irene after church and later that day grandson Jesse also visited Irene. Irene reported 3/4th inch of rain Saturday night. The guage at the Ring’s had shown only .18 for the month of July until the Saturday night rain, which showed .68 for that night. Jim and Marjorie Letellier were in Philip Wednesday and were guests of Bob and Ellen Totton at the Philip Nursing Home picnic. Thursday Marjorie, JaLynn, Jakki and Jimmy were in Rapid City and visited Sue Larson. Letellier’s guage showed ¼ inch Thursday, and 6/10ths Saturday night. Andrea Beckwith works for the Todd County Tribune and has been covering the fires. Many people had to be removed from their homes and at first were put into the community hall in St. Francis, and from there they were moved into the high school. Sixty eight people were there at last count Sunday morning. Elsie Huber is one of those who had to leave their home. The fire did burn nearly right up to her house, but at last report, it had been saved. Sunday Andrea Beckwith, Julie Letellier and the Burma family all went to the Hills Alive Concert and were guests of Sue Larson in Rapid City. Some time ago the LWML ladies group from Riceville, Iowa, had sent a number of boxes of clothing to South Dakota. On Saturday they were loaded into the Bronco and delivered to Parmelee on Sunday evening. June and Matthew Ring went over to pick up Stephanie to go with them, but the Bronco wouldn’t start. So Bruce gave it a jump start and off they went. When the boxes were all carried into the church after the service, the people were going through them for what they could use. Unfortunately the Bronco again would not start when it was time to head for home, so Pastor Utecht and Bruce had to come to the rescue. Finally they were able to get the Bronco started enough to drive it on to Bruce’s trailer and get it home. From July 14 to the 21 Harry and Jeanne Merchen were house/yard/dog-sitting for Darrell and Lynette Batie while they went to Rock Springs, WY, for the National High School Rodeo to watch their grandson, Tyler Batie, compete. Friday Jeanne brought Harry to Kadoka, so he could go on home while Tim, Tammy and Taylor went tubing on the Niobrara River. Jeanne went on back to Darrell’s and then on Sunday went to Custer to the Koch’s for the baptism of Sara. Jeanne came home that evening. The rain gauge at Merchen’s showed over an inch of rain Saturday night.
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Harold Schnee welcomed friends, Ordell and Shirley Simonsen, Jeff and Sissy Schneiderman, Sheree Wise Nelsin, and Paige Wallery, who were travelling through the area this week. Larry Grimme stopped in for a visit on Friday. Harold's daughter, Carol LaBau, of Rapid City was here to see him on Saturday. Polly Kujawa enjoyed time with some of her children and grandchildren as they had extended stays in Kadoka after the Kujawa family reunion that took place last week. Granddaughter Chelsea McBride and family came in on Monday. Polly's daughter, Rhonda Schultz, visited with her several times. Jim Kujawa visited and took Polly out for walks. Nevaeh Pierce was here often to see Grandma Mary Bull Bear. Granddaughters Raya and Ashleigh also stopped in on Thursday for a time. Winona Carson was glad to spend time with her son, Ron, and daughter-in-law, Renate, on Tuesday. On Wednesday the Senior Olympics were held at our nursing home. The event was a hit with the residents with ten participants. There were many contests including the noodle javelin toss, spool the yarn race, egg on a spoon race, wheelchair race, and walker race. Medals were handed out to the victors. Ruth Kundt enjoyed time with her husband, Lyle, this week. Dwight Louder had a house full on Thursday as his wife, Dorothy, sons, Kevin, Brad and Darin, daughter, Susan Hamer, and cousin, Grace Engelmann, all joined him for his Resident of the Month dinner. Decor was John Deere tractors and dinner was delicious. Everyone had a good time. Grant Patterson came in to the nursing home on Thursday to see his mother, Patty Patterson.
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Kory and April Petoske, Sioux Falls, are the parents of a baby boy born on July 20. He has been named Gavin James and has a big sister, Alexis, who is almost three. He is the first great grandson of Bob and Ardis McCormick. Bob McCormick was gently nipped on his hand by a rattlesnake on Wednesday of last week while doing fencing. After several hours of observation at the ER in Philip, Dr. Klopper concluded that no venom was released into Bob and he is doing okay at this writing. It is reported that because of the very dry weather in this area, people should be aware that there are many snakes of all kinds slithering about. Michael Jones and Kylie Brunson of Oglala, SD, are the parents of a baby boy, Kelton Joseph, who was born on Friday, July 21 in Rapid City. He weighed 7 pounds, 15.4 ounces. Grandparents are Jim and Robyn Jones and Jane Livingston. Several interested parties attended a meeting of the “Rails to Trail Project” at the fire hall in Kadoka on July 17. The trail is proposed to be from Rapid City to Kadoka along the Milwaukee railroad tracks. A feasibility study has begun as of this month and will continue for the next year. A speaker from the West River Trails Coalition was present and said that the Cheyenne River Railroad Bridge has been saved, and that there are 83 bridges in the 100mile trail. Sympathy is extended to several families this week. Odetta Miller of Ainsworth, NE, died on Wednesday, July 17. She was the 97-yearold mother of Larry Miller of Kadoka. Graveside rites were scheduled for Monday morning and on Sunday, because of fires in that area, the public was advised of no travel. Family members and friends in Kadoka were notified of the death of Charlotte (Wilson) Clarke of Aberdeen on Tuesday, July 16. Funeral services were held in Aberdeen on Saturday, and also in Kadoka at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Presbyterian Church. She was the wife of Lester “Curly” Clarke, and her sisters, Lucy Freeman and Clara Belle Weller, who reside in Kadoka. Charlotte was buried at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, Monday morning. Among those attending the funeral from out-of-town were the two sons of the late Kenneth and Eleanor Wilson, Bob and his wife of Oklahoma and Wayne of Minnesota; the Weller’s daughter, Katie, and family of Spearfish; Lucy’s daughter, Debbie Falzone, and her husband of Philip; Lester’s nephew and wife, Dennis Clarke of Pierre, and good friend, Keith Emerson and wife of Philip. Charlotte graduated from Kadoka High School in 1939 and was a long-time teacher in Aberdeen. Elsie (Borbely) Johnson, 79, died in Boulder, CO, on Thursday, July 19. She was the daughter of the late Mike and Mary Elsie Borbely, and wife of Don Johnson. Elsie was a graduate of KHS in 1952, and well-known to many area residents. Her funeral was held in Boulder on Monday. Holly Plaggemeyer spent the weekend at the home of her parents, Venessa and Jim Plaggemeyer. Holly is working in Brookings at a nursing home there this summer. She will be a senior at SDSU this fall. Callie and Tim Rhead and children of Canton arrived in Kadoka Thursday evening and spent the night with her mom, Thesa Ireland. They left on Friday to spend the weekend in the Black Hills. The family of Letoy Brown helped her celebrate her 80th birthday over the weekend of July 14 and 15. They gathered at the Bed and Breakfast of Lynden and Ken Ireland (Letoy’s niece) near Cottonwood, the former home of her sister and husband, Louisa and Vince Williams. All six of her children, Leanne, Joe, Bill, Tish, Tom and Ellie, and many of her grandchildren were present for Saturday night and Sunday. Merle and Linda Stilwell and Amy and Paul Smiley recently spent about a week in Minneapolis visiting at the home of Kim Merrill and family, the Stilwell’s daughter. While gone Paul attended a wrestling camp in the area. All eight children of Francis and Norma VanderMay, and their families, were home on July 21 to honor Francis on his July 22 85th birthday. Also present were nieces and their families from Genoa and Boelus, NE. Forty-seven family members enjoyed an evening barbecue. Deb Kussman, Francis’ and Norma’s daughter, left by air from Rapid City on Monday, July 23 for her home in Phoenix, AZ after having spent the past week at her parent’s home. Jeff Willert rode in several rodeos during the past week. He had no score in Ogden, UT, as he missed out coming out of the chute; had a 76 in Nampa, ID, and a 78 in Spanish Fork, UT. Spanish Fork is still in progress; no score in Salinas, CA, but Louie Brunson got checks of $2,517, $200 and an average check of $2,517 placing second. Jeff will be in Salt Lake City, UT, July 23; Deadwood on July 26; Cheyenne, WY, July 27-28, Great Falls, MT, Aug. 1, and Dodge City, KS, Aug. 3.
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Producers, friends and relatives stop by to say farwell
Reed & Joyce Richardson
will be celebrating 45 years of marriage on Sunday, July 29, 2012.
We cordially invite you to drop them a card of congratulations on this occasion.
Please send cards to PO Box 55, Long Valley, SD 57547
In appreciation … Stevie Sharp (R) of Long Valley visits with
Colleen Peterson at the open house. Peterson will continue her employment with FSA at the Haakon County office. --photos by Ronda Dennis
Good luck … Rusty Olney (R), a former FSA employee, visits with
Stevie Uhlir during the open house held Tuesday afternoon. Uhlir will be traveling to the Jones County office where she will continue work for FSA.
The Alex Livermont property in Kadoka, SD, will be offered for sale by bids until August 6, 2012.
For more information contact Linda Stoddard, 24305 SD Hwy 44, Norris, SD 57560 or call 605-462-6120 or cell 605-685-8002.
The seller reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
Happy Birthday Mom!
We love you … Your children & grandchildren
Birthday wishes may be sent to Barb Stone, PO Box 84, Kadoka, SD 57543
who will celebrate her birthday on August 2, 2012
… Stevie Uhlir’s mom, Judy Livermont, above, serves cake during the open open.
At right, Colleen Peterson’s grandson, Dancy, poses with one of the candy assortments he gave.
Please join us in celebrating
Letoy Brown’s
80th birthday July 19, 2012
Cards may be sent to PO Box 24 Kadoka, SD 57543
Happy birthday from your family,
Leanne, Joe, Bill, Tish, Tom, Ellie & families
This & That …
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Several days of record heat, temperatures continue to soar
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On display … at the Jackson County Library is a painting of the Badlands on a canvas. Stop in to view
the banner, which was donated to the library by the 2011-2012 art class at KAHS. Thanks to the students and instructor, Cassie Raaphorst, the library has new art work. --courtesy photo New Books In for Adult Readers: being planned throughout the fall. The following general classes will be available starting in August: 1) Basic Computer-for those who have never used a computer before, 2) Creating Documents--word processing basics, learning to create letters and documents, and 3) Internet Basics—an introduction to surfing the web. Evelyn Fortune will be offering more advanced classes this fall for those with more advanced computer skills. These classes may include: 1) Basic Troubleshooting and Maintenance-to help find and remove simple computer problems, 2) Security Issues—will help patrons know which sites are secure and can prevent problems, and 3) Google Tools—which help make the most of your computing experience. Lessons will be repeated as needed and subject matter may conform to the needs of patrons. Classes will be held on Wednesday mornings, will last about an hour for a couple weeks each, and are free, but you must register in order to participate. Interested persons may sign up at the Jackson County Libray or contact Deb Moor @ 8372689 for more information. Thinking ahead! The kick-off for the Adult Reading Group will begin with the movie of the book we read last winter, The Secret Life of Bees. Readers will be able to pick up the new book, Fahrenheit 451 at this time. Discussion for Fahrenheit will be held on October 14. Anyone may participate at any time in these discussions and there is no required number of sessions to attend. Plan to bring a friend. The Jackson County Library Board will be holding their quarterly meeting on August 1 at the library. Questions may be directed to Deb Moor at 837-2689. What’s on Display!! On display in the cabinet are items of local interest from various businesses throughout the area. Cassie and Anthony Raaphorst have loaned several early pictures of Kadoka businesses which they obtained and wanted to share with the community.
New Underwood The heat wave … continues across South Dakota. With recording breaking temperatures promised for Friday, July 19, these photos show temperatures from around the area. In some towns, the temperature on Thursday was even higher. Even though some areas have received rain, the drought, wind and high temperatures continue to take a toll on gardens, yards, fields, pastures, and livestock. Along with the drought conditions, fires are also a concern and constant worry for many throughout the state. Many of the local fires have been sparked by lightening storms.
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Official Proceedings REGULAR MEETING Board of Jackson County Commissioners July 09, 2012
The Board of Jackson County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m., Monday, July 9, 2012 in the Commissioner’s room of the Jackson County Courthouse. Chairman Jim Stilwell called the meeting to order with members Glen Bennett, Delores Bonenberger, and Larry Denke present. Ron Twiss arrived at 10:30 a.m. All motions carried unanimously unless otherwise noted. Bennett moved, Stilwell seconded, that the minutes of all June meetings be approved. Sheriff Clements met with the board. He reported that the Winner jail bill should arrive today, and that one prisoner will be housed for longer than a month. Vicki Wilson, Auditor, presented the list of June gas tickets showing gas obtained by the Sheriff’s Department at the County Highway Shop tank. She explained that the Highway Secretary has to record each ticket to keep track of inventory, and when the Sheriff’s Department obtains gas at Discount Fuel the Auditor’s office then has to record each ticket. The Auditor’s office records all gas purchases by county department to complete the federal gas tax refund application. Discussion was held on a separate tank for the Sheriff versus obtaining gas at the pumps or from the Highway Shop tank. Sheriff Clements reported that the ad for the Deputy Sheriff position has been published. Sheriff Clements reported that he had lowered the amount budgeted for a vehicle in the 2013 Sheriff’s budget request, and had spread the difference to other line items of the department’s budget. Sheriff Clements reported that two persons serving community service are entering information into the computer in the Sheriff’s office. Sheriff Clements informed the board that the National Sheriff’s Convention will be in North Carolina this year. Vicki Wilson, Auditor, reported no notices of hospitalization were received since the June meeting. The board was informed that States Attorney Van Gorp has submitted notification to the S. D. Attorney General that costs assessed to Jackson County for the person placed at the S. D. Developmental Center, Redfield, should be assessed to the appropriate federal government agency as per SDCL 27B-327. The S. D. Developmental Center is continuing to bill Jackson County. The accrued total is $240.00. Bonenberger moved, Denke seconded, that the bill submitted by the S. D. Development Center in the amount of $240.00 be denied. The board was informed that Yankton County has continued to bill Jackson County for mental illness costs in the amount of $539.35, even though the board denied the charges earlier in 2012. The board was informed that States Attorney Van Gorp has responded by letter to a demand for payment from Hauge Associates, Inc. for a prisoner medical billing which was denied earlier in 2012. Fund balances and the Highway Funds analysis were presented to the board. The Highway Funds analysis showed $121,834.99 of the 2011 STP funds used for gravel stockpiling, gravel royalty, and replacement of the Guptill Bridge on CS 25. The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer was approved as of June 30, 2012: Total amount of deposits in banks . . . . . . . . . .237.90 Total amount of actual cash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .705.34 Register of Deeds cash . . . . . . .250.00 Total amount of checks . . . . . .2,693.61 Returned checks . . . . . . . . . . .1,639.48 Money Market account . . . .802,035.43
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Time Deposits . . . . . . . . . . .117,132.00 JCFSA Passbook savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,529.44 Total Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . .928,223.20 TOTAL COUNTY FUNDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .867,018.00 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555,103.60 Road & Bridge . . . . . . . . . .241,100.29 CH & BR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,641.31 Sec. Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51,296.54 911 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .982.61 Emer./Disaster . . . . . . . . . . . .1,225.13 Abuse Center . . . . . . . . . . . .11,877.98 Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .904.93 Other Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,608.02 L.E.S.T. Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,277.59 TOTAL TRUST & AGENCY FUNDS . . . . . . .61,205.20 Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,390.47 Townships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205.82 Towns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,950.51 State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25,054.59 Law Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .864.53 JCFSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,529.44 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18,209.84 Walworth County Abstract and Title Co. inquired by letter as to whether they could purchased scanned records from the Register of Deeds office. No action was taken by the board at this time. Letters received from persons unable to attend the June 29, 2012 public meeting on driver’s licensing services were presented to the board. Denke moved, Bonenberger seconded, that Jackson County continue to provide driver’s licensing services. Marlene Knutson, Central S. D. Enhancement District, met with the board in regards to the CDBG grant application for the Library project. States Attorney Van Gorp was also present. Letters of support of the county obtaining a grant for the Library project were presented to the board. Estimates were received on remodeling and electrical rewiring the one area at the building at 805 Main Street that would house the Library, engineering costs, certified appraisal costs, carpet installation, new rain gutters, and a security system. No estimate was yet received for installation of new heating and air conditioning system at the building. Discussion was held on the cost estimates received. Discussion was held on building a new Library at the current site, possibly building on vacant lots just east of the City Park that are owned by the Kadoka Care Center, or contacting Hildebrand and Kujawa to see if they would be willing to sell lots to the south of the building at 805 Main Street. Discussion was held on temporary housing for the Library should the county construct a building. States Attorney Van Gorp informed the board he has drafted options to purchase documents, but that amounts will be needed before they can be finalized. Cost estimates received earlier for construction of a building at the current site were discussed. Following discussion Denke moved, Bonenberger seconded, that Jackson County delay the grant application until the October 15, 2012 deadline. Marlene Knutson presented the Community Development and Housing Needs Plan drawn up from input at the June 29, 2012 public meeting on obtaining a grant for the Library project. Denke moved, Bonenberger seconded that the Community Development and Housing Needs Plan be approved and adopted. Bonenberger moved, Stilwell seconded, that a letter to Hildebrand and Kujawa be drawn up notifying them the county will not be purchasing their building at 805 Main Street. E-mails received from Al Haugen, Central S. D. Enhancement District, providing updates on the GIS project were presented to the board. Information obtained on required bonds of elected and appointed officials was presented to the board. The county’s commercial insurance provides the bonds required by state law. Jackie Stilwell, Emergency Manager, met with the board. She provided information on the EM101 classes available for County Commissioners. Jackie Stilwell informed the board she had been looking for a couple radios for the Green Valley Fire Department. Twiss informed her there will be a meeting at Interior on radios this week. She also informed the board that Green Valley Fire Department has requested that their calls be routed through Pennington County Dispatch instead of Porcupine Dispatch. She reported that Pennington County Dispatch is working on getting the call routing switched. Jackie Stilwell reported that she has requested a quote for wiring at the Kadoka Fire Hall so portable generators can be used when there is a power outage to open the large overhead doors, keep the 911 server operating, etc.
Jackie Stilwell reported that requests for state assistance for fire or search and rescue are to come through the County Emergency Manager. Jackie Stilwell presented information on the newly established state emergency management districts and the new Homeland Security Grant program. Each entity is to apply for grant funding. Cyber terrorism is the main focus of this year’s grant funding. The deadline for entities to file their grant applications is August 31, 2012. One requirement of the new grant program is that there are to be two persons from each county on the regional grant application review committee. Twiss moved, Denke seconded, that Raymond Clements, Jr. and Jackie Stilwell represent Jackson County on the Homeland Security Grant review committee. The board authorized a quote be obtained for a larger generator at the courthouse, and that the quote be submitted under the Homeland Security Grant program. Jackie Stilwell reported that she has completed all required classes and her certification is current. Jackie Stilwell requested authorization to attend the Emergency Management conference in September. Bonenberger moved, Bennett seconded, that Jackie Stilwell be authorized to attend the Emergency Management conference. Discussion was held on the need for a new radio repeater for the County Highway Department. The board requested that Jackie Stilwell find out if law enforcement, fire departments and ambulance can use the same repeater. The board recess for lunch and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. with all members present. Also present were Mitch Olney, Hwy. Supt. and Kolette Struble, Hwy. Bookkeeper. Mitch Olney reported that the crew has stopped blading roads because of no rain and until mowing is done. Denke reported the Long Valley Road (CH 16) needs repaired again. Mitch Olney reported that they are finishing up with graveling the Brech road. Mitch Olney presented an estimate for new tires to be installed on the scraper. No action was taken. Report was made that insurance did not pay for storm damage to the one truck that had windows broken out, but they did pay $1,786.96 on the JCB loader windows. Mitch Olney reported that an estimate was given for window replacement, and then it was found that the entire door needed to be replaced. The loader is still being repaired. He will contact the insurance company. Mitch Olney reported that he had contact T. F. Luke & Sons to see if they would crush and stockpile more gravel for Jackson County. They are done with the two projects for Jackson County and will not be available as they are moving on to other contracts. Discussion was held on obtaining more gravel. Mitch Olney reported that Boot Jack Contracting will screen gravel at $3.90 per ton. He also reported that Morris Inc, Pierre, will rent a screener for $9,000. The board requested that Mitch Olney find out how long Morris, Inc. would rent the screener for the $9,000. Mitch Olney reported that one truck is having the exhaust replaced and one truck needs the transmission repaired. The board instructed Mitch Olney to set up a time for the transmission to be repaired on the one truck. Mitch Olney reported that they are waiting on u-joints, tubes, and wheel bearings for the Tiger mowers. Other brands of mowers were discussed. Discussion was again held on recording fuel tickets and fuel inventory. Discussion was held on radios needing replaced and the need to replace the radio repeater. The board instructed Mitch Olney to obtain a quote for a repeater and tower. A contract to purchase gravel from Guptill Farms, Inc. at $0.60 per ton was presented to the board. Twiss moved, Bennett seconded, that the contract be approved and signed. Glen Bennett left the meeting at 2:00 p.m. Jim Stilwell left the meeting at 2:05 p.m. Vice Chairman Larry Denke assumed the position of Chairman. Courthouse office staff met with the board. States Attorney Van Gorp was also present. Cindy Willert questioned the number of family members employed by the county. States Attorney Van Gorp read the portion of the county personnel policy on nepotism. The hiring of Rose Bennett is in compliance with the personnel policy. Alan Anderson and Terri Harris, Forest Service, Wall Ranger District, met with the board and presented information on the proposed Cain Creek Land Exchange. The Nature Conservancy is offering up to 3,089 acres of land in Pennington County in exchange for a proposed 4,249 acres of land held by the USDA Forest Service in Pennington, Jackson, and Fall River Counties. The Nature Conservancy may then sell the lands to adjacent private landowners / permitees. Denke voiced concern over the land exchange, and requested that a public meeting be held in Jackson County. A joint public meeting between the Forest Service and Jackson County will be held at 7:00 p.m., July 18, 2012 in the Courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. Bonenberger moved, Twiss seconded, that county office staff using the Ultra computer program be authorized to attend the Ultra user’s meeting in August in Pierre. Continued on page 7
2013 PROVISIONAL BUDGET FOR JACKSON COUNTY January 1, 2013 thru December 31, 2013
GENERAL FUND GENERAL GOVERNMENT: Bd. of County Commissioners Contingency Elections Judicial System Auditor Treasurer Data Processing States Attorney General Gov’t. Building Director of Equalization Register of Deeds Veterans’ Service Officer Predatory Animal (GFP) HIPA Building Acquistion TOTAL GENERAL GOV’T. PUBLIC SAFETY: Sheriff Jail Coroner Emergency & Disaster Services 911 Communication Center TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY PUBLIC WORKS: Highways, Roads, Bridges TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS HEALTH & WELFARE: Support of Poor Food Stamp Distribution Community Action Program Community Health Nurse Ambulance Board of Health WIC Domestic Abuse Mentally Ill Mental Health Centers Mental Illness Board TOTAL HEALTH & WELFARE CULTURE & RECREATION: Public Library Memorial Day Expense County Fair Board TOTAL CULTURE & RECREATION ROAD & BRIDGE FUND “911” FUND EMGCY DISASTER FUND ABUSE CENTER FUND BUILDING FUND LEST FUND OTHER GRANTS M&P FUND
73,105 30,000 6,050 49,500 90,160 82,946 2,450 61,492 59,601 81,666 55,745 10,505 3,440 200 2,500 609,360 165,833 36,000 8,115 0 209,948
10,360 1,440
13,285 -0811,685 811,685 46,250 46,250 13,285 -0-02,150
10,000 10,000
-010,000 400 3,810 19,015 7,700 60 17,460 0 5,000 1,000 3,500 68,355 61,162 150 1,000 62,312
CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES: County Extension 17,140 Conservation Districts 18,000 Weed & Pest Control 5,000 TOTAL CONS. NAT. RESOURCES 40,140 URBAN & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Enterprise Facilitation 6,105 TOTAL URBAN & EC. DEV. 6,105 SUBTOTALS OTHER USES: Operating Transfers Out To Emergency/Disaster To Building To Co. Road & Bridge To 911 Service TOTAL OTHER USES TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2012/2013 BUDGET TOTAL BUDGET MEANS OF FINANCE Cash Balance Applied Cash Balance Applied CH & BR Cash Balance Applied Sec. Rd. Current Property Tax Levy Opt Out Amount Current Property Tax Levy CH & BR Current Property Tax Levy Sec. Rd. Less 25% to Cities Other Taxes Net Total Taxes Licenses & Permits Intergovernmental Revenue Charges for Goods & Services Fines & Forfeits Miscellaneous Revenue Other Financing Sources Transfers In Subtotal Other Revenue SUBTOTAL Less 5% (SDCL 7-21-18) NET MEANS OF FINANCE 2012 TOTAL 2012 TOTALS 2011 TOTALS 2010 TOTALS 996,220
5,137 5,000 318,169 16,718 345,024 1,341,244 2,248,454 252,531
75,651 -0-0-0-01,130 29,825 -100 1,730 32,585 -0425,650 1,850 500 318,169 746,169 854,405 - 42,720 811,685 782,040 751,175 646,335 3.741 0.940 0.007 0.233 4.921
597,265 150,000 -2,460 45,975 790,780 2,865 297,100 52,660 3,750 11,900 250 368,525 1,411,836 - 70,592 1,341,244 2,247,159 1,205,313 1,273,904 1,128,475
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That the Board of County Commissioners of Jackson County, will meet in the Courthouse at Kadoka, South Dakota on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. for the purpose of considering the foregoing Provisional Budget for the year 2013 and the various items, schedules, amounts, and appropriations set forth therein and as many days thereafter as is deemed necessary until the final adoption of the budget on the 10th day of September, 2012. At such time any interested person may appear either in person or by a representative and will be given an opportunity for a full and complete discussion of all purposes, objectives, items, schedules, appropriations, estimates, amounts and matters set forth and contained in the Provisional Budget. Vicki D. Wilson Jackson County Auditor [Published July 26, 2012, at an estimated cost of $11.56]
16,718 47,718 48,684 - 2,434 46,250 45,750 45,750 35,800
5,137 14,137 14,137 - 707 13,430 13,285 20,000 20,000
500 12,673 - 633 12,040 11,410 11,110 10,175
5,000 5,000 10,905 - 545 10,360 6,755 13,405 19,850
750 2,263 - 113 2,150 710 250 N/A
10,526 10,526 - 526 10,000 10,000 N/AN/A N/A
1,515 1,515 - 75 1,440 N/A N/A
MAXIMUM LEVIES ALLOWED 2012/2013: Within Limited Levy: General 597,265 Opt Out Amount 150,000 Outside Limited Levy: CH & BR 1,130 Other Special: Sec. Road 29,825 TOTAL LEVIES 778,220 ESTIMATED VALUATION General & CH & BR Secondary Road 2011 Value/Tax Due 2012 153,705,227 121,545,794
$3.741 per thousand dollars of valuation $0.940 per thousand dollars of valuation $0.007 per thousand dollars of valuation $0.233 per thousand dollars of valuation $4.921 per thousand dollars of valuation 2012 Value/Tax Due 2013 159,647,784 127,751,584
[Published July 26, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $254.41]
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Official Proceedings REGULAR MEETING Board of Jackson County Commissioners July 09, 2012
Continued from previous page At 3:30 p.m., Twiss moved, Bonenberger seconded, that the board go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. Brad Stone, Director of Equalization entered the executive session at 3:34 p.m., and left executive session at 3:52 p.m. Mitch Olney entered the executive session at 4:02 p.m., and left executive session at 4:08 p.m.. At 4:10 p.m., Twiss moved, Bonenberger seconded that the board come out of executive session. The board took no action. The board authorized republishing the classified ad for the Highway Worker position in the Kadoka Press and in the statewide classifieds. Mitch Olney reported to the board that Excel Truck Repair will begin working on the rear end of the one truck between July 14th and July 16th. Mitch Olney reported he has placed a call to Western Communications for an estimate on replacing the radio repeater. Mitch Olney reported that he had contacted Morris, Inc. about renting the gravel screener. The rental rate of $9,000 is for 160 hours. The board authorized him to rent the screener as soon as he can schedule time for the crew to screen and haul gravel, and get the screening project done in the 160 hours without disruption. The board was notified that Rose Bennett has accepted the position of Assistant Director of Equalization, and is willing to fill the position of Deputy Register of Deeds. Twiss moved, Denke seconded, that Rose Bennett be hired on her qualifications to fill the position of Assistant Director of Equalization and Deputy Register of Deeds beginning July 16, 2012 with pay set at $9.00 per hour. Motion carried with the following vote: Twiss, yea; Bonenberger, nay; Bennett, absent; Stilwell, absent; Denke, yea. The proposed 2013 Jackson County budget was reviewed. Vicki Wilson, Auditor, reported that a new fund, Modernization & Preservation, has been added to Special Revenue Funds for the new $5.00 fee being collected by the Register of Deeds. Report was made that the CPI for 2012 taxes due in 2013 is 3.00% and that total county growth is .16 %. Increases in amounts allowed to be levied for 2012 taxes due in 2013 are: General Fund, $18,295; CH&BR, $35; Secondary Road, $897. End of year estimated cash to be applied to the 2013 budget was reviewed. Oahe, Inc., Pierre, SD requested a $500 stipend from Jackson County. Discussion was held on including the request in the 2013 budget. The board took no action. Jim Stilwell returned to the meeting at 5:20 p.m. and assumed the position of Chairman. No changes were made to the proposed budget at this time. Bonenberger moved, Twiss seconded, that the following resolution be adopted as the Jackson County provisional budget for the year 2013. ADOPTION OF PROVISIONAL BUDGET JACKSON COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA RESOLUTION 2012 - 14 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That the Board of County Commissioners of Jackson County, will meet in the Courthouse at Kadoka, South Dakota on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. for the purpose of considering the foregoing Provisional Budget for the year 2013 and the various items, schedules, amounts, and appropriations set forth therein and as many days thereafter as is deemed necessary until the final adoption of the budget on the 10 th. day of September, 2012. At such time any interested person may appear either in person or by a representative and will be given an opportunity for a full and complete discussion of all purposes, objectives, items, schedules, appropriations, estimates, amounts and matters set forth and contained in the Provisional Budget. Dated this 9th day of July, 2012. ATTEST: BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Vicki D. Wilson, Jackson County Auditor James A. Stilwell, Chairman Discussion was held on funds transfers scheduled as per the 2012 budget. Bonenberger moved, Denke seconded, that the following amounts be transferred from General Fund to the following Special Revenue Funds. JACKSON COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA RESOLUTION 2012 – 15 WHEREAS, counties are allowed to make operating transfers from the General Fund to Special Revenue Funds; and WHEREAS, the following transfers were scheduled as per the 2012 Jackson County budget; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the following amount be transferred from General Fund to the following Special Revenue Funds: Building Fund . . . . . 5,000.00 E-911 Fund . . . . . . 10,000.00 Resolution adopted this 9th day of July, 2012. ATTEST: BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Vicki D. Wilson, Jackson County Auditor James A. Stilwell, Chairman A quote for cost of windows for the courthouse was submitted by Jeff Schofield. Denke moved, Bonenberger seconded, that seven windows be installed in the Auditor and Treasurer’s offices of the courthouse. There being no further business to come before the board, Twiss moved, Denke seconded, that the meeting be adjourned, that a public meeting be held at 7:00 p.m., July 18, 2012 on the proposed Cain Creek Land Exchange, and that the board meet at 9:00 a.m., Monday, August 13, 2012. ATTEST: BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Vicki D. Wilson, Jackson County Auditor James A. Stilwell, Chairman [Published July 26, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $208.60]
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South Dakota Certified Program continues to evolve
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) recently announced changes in the South Dakota Certified Enrolled Cattle Program. The program was initially developed to ensure a quality live cattle source for South Dakota CertifiedTM Beef. However, it is apparent that the state’s enrolled cattle program has value on a much broader scale for other age- and source-verified beef programs. The South Dakota Certified Enrolled CattleTM Program website www.sdcec.sd.gov was recently updated. The website can be used by current producers as well as those looking for more information on the program and producers who wish to re-enroll in the program. Prior to submitting an application for participation, producers must first have a South Dakota Beef Quality Assurance/Critical Management Plan (BQA/CMP) certification. BQA training will be held during the Dakota Fest in Mitchell on Aug. 21-23. SDDA has contracted Viewtrack Technologies to rebuild and maintain a data management system that is easy to access and use. Producers will be able to enroll, transfer, and make updates on their cattle through the database. The link to the data base can be found on the home page of www.sdcec.sd.gov For more details contact Sarah Jorgensen at SDDA at 773-5436. Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating nearly $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 80,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow.
History of USDA’s Farm Service Agency
The Farm Service Agency traces its beginnings to 1933, in the depths of the Great Depression. A wave of discontent caused by mounting unemployment and farm failures had helped elect President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who promised Americans a "New Deal." One result was the establishment in 1935 of a Department of Agriculture agency with familiar initials: FSA, which stood for Farm Security Administration. Originally called the Resettlement Administration, and renamed in 1937, its original mission was to relocate entire farm communities to areas in which it was hoped farming could be carried out more profitably. But resettlement was controversial and expensive, and its results ambiguous. Other roles soon became more important, including the Standard Rural Rehabilitation Loan Program, which provided credit, farm and home management planning and technical supervision. This was the forerunner of the farm loan programs of the Farmers Home Administration. Another related program was Debt Adjustment and Tenure Improvement. FSA county supervisors, sometimes with the help of volunteer committees of local farmers, would work with farmers and their debtors to try to arbitrate agreements and head off foreclosure. The idea was to reach a deal by which the bank could recover as much or more than it would through foreclosure by allowing the farmer to remain in business. FSA also promoted co-ops and even provided medical care to poor rural families. Although the scope of its programs was limited, poor farm families who took part benefited greatly. One study estimates that families who participated in FSA programs saw their incomes rise by 69 percent between 1937 and 1941! Annual per capita meat consumption increased from 85 pounds to 447 pounds in the same period. Milk consumption increased by more than half. In 1946 the Farmers Home Administration Act consolidated the Farm Security Administration with the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Division of the Farm Credit Administration - a quasi-governmental agency that still exists today. This Act added authorities to the new Farmers Home Administration that included insuring loans made by other lenders. Later legislation established lending for rural housing, rural business enterprises, and rural water and waste disposal agencies. Meanwhile, the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 had established the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, or AAA. The "Triple A's" purpose was to stabilize farm prices at a level at which farmers could survive. The law established state and county committees of farmers called "Triple A committees." These committees oversaw the first federal farm program offering price support loans to farmers to bring about crop reduction. The old Triple A was built on two major program divisions: the Division of Production and the Division of Processing and Marketing. These were responsible for the work of commodity sections including dairy, rice, tobacco, sugar, wheat, cotton, corn and hogs. With the passage of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 and a general reorganization of the Department of Agriculture that October came new, complicated changes in conservation, crop support and marketing legislation. Programs such as commodity marketing controls, and the policy of the Congress to assist farmers in obtaining parity prices and parity income, made the federal government the decision-maker for the nation's farmers. After Pearl Harbor, the War Food Administration (WFA) was organized to meet the increased needs of a country at war. This reorganization grouped production, supply and marketing authorities under a central agency which coordinated the flow of basic commodities. Following World War II, the authority of the WFA was terminated. In its place came the Production and Marketing Administration, which, aside from other responsibilities, maintained a field services branch to aid in program oversight. The post-war period of adjustment to peace-time production levels was almost as difficult as gearing up for war. New priorities had to be established, and at the same time, over-production of certain commodities threatened drops in farm income levels. The increased needs of war-ravaged nations helped absorb surplus production, but surpluses remained a nagging problem for farmers and policymakers. In 1953, a reorganization of USDA again made changes in the powers and duties of its price support and supply management agency. With the changes came a new name - Commodity Stabilization Service - and an increased emphasis on the preservation of farm income. Conserving programs such as the Soil Bank were introduced to bring production in line with demand by taking land out of production for periods of time ranging up to 10 years. Community, county and state committees were formally identified for the first time as Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation committees. The Commodity Stabilization Service became the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) in 1961, and the new name reflected the agency's stabilization and resource conservation missions. Field activities in connection with farm programs continue to be carried out through an extensive network of state and county field offices. In 1994, a reorganization of USDA resulted in the Consolidated Farm Service Agency, renamed Farm Service Agency in November 1995. The new FSA encompassed the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) and the farm credit portion of the Farmers Home Administration. In May 1996 FCIC became the Risk Management Agency. Today, FSA's responsibilities are organized into five areas: Farm Programs, Farm Loans, Commodity Operations, Management and State Operations. The agency continues to provide America's farmers with a strong safety net through the administration of farm commodity programs. FSA also implements ad hoc disaster programs. FSA's long-standing tradition of conserving the nation's natural resources continues through the Conservation Reserve Program. The agency provides credit to agricultural producers who are unable to receive private, commercial credit. FSA places special emphasis on providing loans to beginning, minority and women farmers and ranchers. Its Commodity Operations division purchases and delivers commodities for use in humanitarian programs at home and abroad. FSA programs help feed America's school children and hungry people around the globe. Additionally, the agency supports the nation's disabled citizens by purchasing products made by these persons.
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GENERAL FUND: Checking account balance, beginning: 312.24; Transfer into account: (from MMDA account) 340,000.00; Receipts: Jackson Co. Treasurer, taxes 19,061.66; Jones Co.Treasurer, taxes 3,549.16; Haakon Co. Treasurer, taxes 29,914.38; County apportionment 2,560.61; BankWest, interest 172.80; First National Midland, int. 156.21; State of SD, state aid 96,624.00; Student Activities 713.00; Student Participation fees 0.00; Sale of supplies & other 466.92; State of SD, medicaid admin 8,819.00; Rentals 350.00; Clerk of Courts, restitution 700.84; U.S. Dept of Ed, Indian Ed 2,372.39; State of SD, Title I 60,611.00; State of SD, REAP 14,071.00; State of SD, FFV 859.27; Total receipts: 241,002.24; Transfers out: (to MMDA) 183,593.54; Disbursements: 396,435.51; Ending balance, checking: 1,285.43; Money Market Deposit Account:(BW) 294,553.16; Money Market Deposit Account:(MB) 158,001.62; Petty Cash: 130.00; Total Balance of Account: 453,970.21 CAPITOL OUTLAY FUND: Checking account balance, beginning: 30,613.75; Transfer in: 0.00; Receipts: Jackson Co. Treasurer, taxes 9,508.64; Jones Co. Treasurer, taxes 2,059.80; Haakon Co. Treasurer 16,247.57; First National, Interest 170.41; BankWest, interest 117.34; Transfers out: 22,287.75; Disbursements: 30,364.87; Ending balance, checking: 6,064.89; Money Market Deposit Account: 379,902.19; Money Market Deposit Account:(MB) 160,608.78; Total Balance of Account: 546,575.86 SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND: Checking account balance, beginning: 1,717.93; Transfer into account: from savings 12,000.00; Receipts: Jackson Co. Treasurer, taxes 8,864.82; Jones Co. Treasurer, taxes 1,920.41; Haakon Co. Treasurer, taxes 15,148.75; First National, interest 56.80; BankWest, interest 29.33; State of SD, medicaid admin 951.00; IDEA 11,798.00; Transfers out: 12,835.13; Disbursements: 37,676.82; Ending balance, checking: 1,975.09; Money Market Deposit Account: (BW) 102,521.98; Money Market Deposit Account: (MB) 49,232.39; Total Balance of Account: 153,729.46 IMPACT AID FUND: Beginning balance, checking; Receipts: Interest 1,264.01; U.S. Dept of Ed, FY 2010 21,210.54; Transfers out: capitol outlay 125,000.00; Transfers out: lunch fund 10,000.00; Money Market Deposit Account 751,165.00; C.M.A. Account 1,008,470.03; Balance of account: 1,759,635.03 CAPITOL PROJECTS FUND: Beginning balance, checking; Receipts: Interest BankWest, interest 278.68; Transfer to MMDA 278.68; Disbursements 14,406.35; Money Market Deposit Account 598,772.41; Balance of account: 598,772.41 FOOD SERVICE FUND: Beginning Balance: 1,103.89; Tranfer in (from Impact Aid) 10,000.00; Receipts: Sales 924.25; State of SD, reimbursement 991.58; Avera, gains share program 232.55; Disbursements 10,906.13; Total balance checking account: 2,346.14; Cash change 0.00; Total balance accounts: 2,346.14 TRUST & AGENCY FUND: Beginning balance, checking: 29,893.77; Transfer in: 0.00; Receipts: 71,889.04; Transfers out: 48,524.23; Disbursements: 8,707.31; Balance, Checking: 44,551.27; Cash Change: 0.00; Money Market Deposit Acct: 33,724.11; Total balance of account: 78,275.38 ALBIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Non expendable trust fund: Beginning balance: 927.51; Transfer in: Receipts: 103.35; Disbursements: 0.00; End balance 1,030.86 /s/ Eileen C. Stolley Eileen C. Stolley, Business Manager July 4, 2012 the building have been waterproofed. Selection of materials for interior window sills need to be made from samples provided. There was discussion of expansion of the project to include the west side of the old grade wing. If this is to be done the old metal siding will need to be removed and windows replaced. A request for proposal for the additional work will be prepared. Mark DeVries and Dawn Rasmussen were present at this time. The next contractor/owner meeting will be held on July 26 @ 1:30 p.m. The meeting recessed to view the exterior of the building, interior of the classrooms and mockups of the color selections. At 6:30 the board convened for budget hearing. All board members were present. No patrons were present. At 7:00 p.m. the annual meeting of the Kadoka Area School District was called to order. All motions are unanimous unless otherwise stated. The meeting was called to order by President Mark DeVries. The Consent Agenda included the following items: to approve the agenda, to approve the minutes of the June 13 and June 26, 2012 meetings; to approve the financial report; to approve the bills as presented. Dan VanderMay moved to approve the consent agenda. Motion was seconded by Ross Block and carried. GENERAL FUND: AFLAC FLEX ONE, ADMIN FEE 125.00; APEX TECH SOLUTIONS GROUP, NETWORK SERVICES 2,940.00; ASBSD, DUES 1057.27; ASBSD PROPERTY LIABILITY INS., PROPERTY/LIABILITY INS 25,232.00; ASBSD WORKERS' COMP INS, WORKERS' COMP INS 14,884.00; BLACK HILLS SPECIAL SERVICES, ALTERNATIVE INSTRUCTION 1,691.00; DALE'S TIRE & RETREADING, INC., BUS TIRES 3,527.32; DISCOUNT FUEL, FUEL ACCTS 65.76; FIRST NATIONAL BANK OMAHA, SUPPLIES 116.75; FOLLETT EDUCATIONAL SERVICE, WORKBOOKS 3,549.40; GOLDEN WEST TELECOM COOP., INC, K/I/LV/M SCH-PHONE ACCTS 136.45; HASLER, POSTAGE METER RESET FEE 130.50; HEARTLAND WASTE MGT INC, MIDLAND GARBAGE 22.50; HILDEBRAND STEEL & CONCRETE, SAND FOR TRACK FIELD 306.00; HM RECEIVABLES CO LLC, WORKBOOKS 47.96; HOGEN'S HARDWARE, SUPPLIES/MATERIALS/REPAIRS 89.20; KADOKA CITY TRANSFER STATION, RUBBLE 45.00; KADOKA PRESS, PUBLICATIONS 148.80; NAFIS, NATIONAL IMPACT AID DUES 408.00; NETWORK SERVICES COMPANY, CUST SUPPLIES 92.48; OTIS ELEVATOR, MAINTENANCE CONTRACT 3,829.88; PEOPLE'S MARKET, SUPPLIES 18.59; PHILIP MOTORS, INC., REPAIRS 1,153.51; QUILL CORPORATION, SUPPLIES 527.86; RASMUSSEN MECHANICAL, I-BOILER PUMP 3,992.50; RENAISSANCE LEARNING, MAINTENANCE CONTRACT 1,539.00; SASD, DUES 801.75; SD DEPT OF HEALTH, HEALTH SERVICES 60.00; SD DEPT OF LABOR, UNEMPLOYMENT 421.00; SD TEACHER PLACEMENT, MEMBERSHIP DUES 420.00; SD UNITED SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION, MEMBERSHIP DUES 500.00; SDDENR, WATER TESTING 10.00; SOFTWARE UNLIMITED INC, ACCT SFTWR MAINT AGREEMENT 3,395.00; SUNBURST DIGITAL INC., WEB MAINTENANCE 99.95; TEAM LABORATORY CHEMICAL CORP, BOILER PRODUCTS 1,410.00; USPS - MIDLAND, PO BOX RENT 44.00; VANCE PETERSON MEMORIAL CLINICS, COACHING CLINIC REG 360.00; VERIZON WIRELESS, CELL PHONE-BUSES 11.06; VOLLMER JR., REUBEN B., MOWER EQUIP RENT 100.00; WELLER, HARRY, TRAVEL 355.20; AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE ASSURANCE CO 1,775.45; BREIT LAW OFFICE, W/H 100.00; BENEFIT MALL, INSURANCE W/H 821.13; CONSECO HEATH INS. 208.70; CREDIT COLLECTION BUREAU 38.96; DELTA DENTAL INS., GROUP DENTAL 3,361.32; JOHNSON, RODENBURG & LAUINGER, W/H 75.00; KADOKA SCHOOL T&A CAFETERIA ACCT., PAYFLEX W/H 1,375.01; KADOKA SCHOOL T&A FIT/FICA ACCT., TAXES 33,853.34; MG TRUST, TSA W/H 1,200.00; SD RETIREMENT SYSTEM, TR AND MATCH. 19,976.83; SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL BENEFIT FUND, GROUP HEALTH 34,507.91; TECHNOLOGY SALARY 3,665.93; OFFICES OF SUPT & BUSINESS MANAGER 6,961.31; OPERATION OF PLANT 3,606.66; REUBEN VOLLMER, SUPPLIES 135.00; JULY CONTRACTS PAYABLE 96,934.55 CAPITOL OUTLAY FUND: FOLLETT EDUCATIONAL SERVICE, BOOKS (420.29), KADOKA CITY AUDITORIUM, AUDITORIUM RENT 3,800.00; KADOKA CITY WATER DEPT., WATER/SEWER 128.95; LACREEK ELECTRIC ASSN., INC., ELEC-LV SCHOOL 74.18; OIEN IMPLEMENT & SUPPLY INC, BUS GARAGE RENT 600.00; SOFTWARE HARDWARE INTEGRATION; SOFTWARE 572.75; WR/LJ WATER SYSTEMS INC, I-SCH WATER 20.00 SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND : ASBSD WORKERS' COMP INS, WORKERS' COMP INS 1,237.00; PARENT, MILEAGE 111.00; PAM BONENBERGER, SUMMER SERVICES 1,036.35.00; JULY CONTRACTS PAYABLE 10,852.83 CAPITOL PROJECT-GREAT HALL: BALDRIDGE AND NELSON, ARCHITECT SERVICES 2,940.00; SCULL CONSTRUCTION SERVICE, BUILDING PROGRESS PAYMENT 26,565.75 FOOD SERVICE: ASBSD WORKERS' COMP INS, WORKERS' COMP INS 1,408.00; BADLANDS GROCERY, IFOODS & SUPPLIES 52.39; DISCOUNT FUEL, FUEL ACCTS 46.53 TRANSFER: Dawn Rasmussen moved to approve a transfer in the amount of $10,000.00 from Impact Aid to Lunch fund effective June 29, 2012. Motion was seconded by D.J. Addison and carried. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Mr. Hermann reported that the Dept of Education waiver of accountability has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education. There will be changes to the assessment instruments. HB 1234 has been referred to a vote at the next election BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS: Transportation Committee: The transportation committee recommended the purchase of a Bluebird bus with Cummings engine from the Oldham-Ramona School District bid. Vendor is Foreman Sales and Service and the bid price is $80,250.00. Dawn Rasmussen moved to approve the purchase. Motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. Policy: The Technology use policies were presented for second reading. Dan VanderMay moved to adopt the policies. Motion was seconded by Ken Lensegrav and carried. CONTRACTS: Ross Block moved to approve contracts to Valerie Kruse, instructional aide, Interior @$9.00 per hour and to Kate Latham, sp. Education aide, Interior, @ $9.00 per hour. Motion was seconded by D.J. Addison and carried. Dawn Rasmussen moved to approve a contract to Nicole DeVries, cheerleader advisor @$900.00. Motion was seconded by Ken Lensegrav and carried. Mark DeVries abstained from voting. Superintendent Jamie Hermann presented a plaque of appreciation to Mark DeVries and thanked him for his years of service as a member of the board of education. REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD: Oaths of office were signed by board members Ross Block and Mark Williams and by Eileen Stolley, business manager. Supt. Hermann took the chair for election of officers. Nominations were opened for the position of president. Ross Block nominated Dan VanderMay. There being no additional nominations, Ross Block moved that Dan Vander May be elected. Motion was seconded by Dawn Rasmussen. Motion carried. Dan VanderMay took the chair and nominations for vice president were opened. Ken Lensegrav nominated Ross Block. There being no additional nominations, Ken Lensegrav moved that Ross Block be elected Vice President. Motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. ANNUAL DESIGNATIONS CONSENT AGENDA included the following: designate Kadoka Press as official newspaper; b) authorize investment and reinvestment of funds per policy; c) designate BankWest and First National Bank, Midland, as official depositories and continuation of accounts; d) appoint Business Manager as administrator of Trust and Agency Fund with the Superintendent authorized to sign checks in her absence; e) authorize use of the imprest fund for referees, travel expenses, co-curricular activities, postage, freight and other expenses which may require immediate payment; f) appoint the Superintendent as authorized representative for Federal Property Agency g) appoint the superintendent as Federal Program Director h) appoint Eileen Stolley, Business Manager, as coordinator and authorized representative for the Federal Impact Aid Program and as authorized representative for the school lunch program; i) authorize the superintendent to institute the school lunch agreement with the State of South Dakota; j) authorize advertising for bids for gasoline, diesel and heating fuel for the 2012-2013 school term with bids to be considered at the August meeting; k) set the regular board meeting dates on the second Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 p.m. with the December -March meetings @ 6:00 p.m. and the November meeting designated as the date to visit all schools within the district; l) approve membership in the Associated School Boards of South Dakota; m) approve participation in the Emergency School Bus Mutual Assistance Pact; n) appoint Rodney Freeman of Churchill, Manolis, Freeman, Kludt and Shelton, as school attorney as needed; o) authorize the superintendent or his designee through the chain of command to close school in the case of inclement weather or emergency situation; p) adopt Parliamentary Procedure At A Glance (Garfield Jones) as parliamentary procedure; q) adopt the Offer vs. Serve Policy for the school lunch program; r) designate the elementary and high school principals as Section 504 Coordinators; s) designate superintendent as Title IX (Gender Equity) Coordinator; t) schedule a special community meeting to insure Tribal and parental involvement in development of educational programs of children residing on Indian lands for Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Ken Lensegrav moved to adopt the annual designations listed on the consent agenda. Motion was seconded by Dawn Rasmussen and carried. Ken Lensegrav moved to authorize the Land O Lakes dairy pricing, escalator/descalator, bid by Avera Pace. Motion was seconded by Ross Block and carried. BOARD COMPENSATION: Dale Christensen moved to set the school board compensation as follows: President, $75.00 per meeting; board members $50.00 per meeting. Motion was seconded by Ken Lensegrav and carried. AUTHORIZE BANK SIGNATURE: Ross Block moved to remove Mark DeVries as authorized signature on school district checks and to add Dan VanderMay, board president as authorized signature. Motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. SCHOOL LUNCH PRICING: Discussion on pricing for student meals. New requirements will result in increased production costs. Dale Christensen moved to establish school lunch pricing at ten cents increase over 2011-12 rates for all student meals and twenty five cents increase for all adult meals, no change in milk prices. Motion was seconded by Ken Lensegrav and carried. ADMISSION PRICES: Ross Block moved to set admission prices as follows: Adults: $3.00; Students: $2.00; Double header (boys and girls) events: Adults $5.00, Students $3.00. Activity tickets: 10 punch adult ticket, $25.00; Students: all activities $20.00; family, all activities, $100.00. (prices exclude drama and tournaments). Seniors Golden Pass, free age 60+. The golden pass must be requested at the business office. Motion was seconded by Dawn Rasmussen and carried. ADVISORY COMMITTEES were appointed as follows: Auditorium: Dan VanderMay and Ken Lensegrav; Three Rivers Cooperative: Dawn Rasmussen; alternate, all other members; Buildings and Grounds: Ross Block, Dan VanderMay and Dale Christensen; Transportation: D.J. Addison and Ken Lensegrav; Policy: Dawn Rasmussen, Mark Williams and Dale Christensen; Technology: D.J. Addison and Ross Block; Sports Complex: D.J. Addison and Mark Williams; Negotiations: Dan VanderMay, Dale Christensen and Ross Block. D.J. Addison moved to publish the list of contracts per SDCL 6-1-10. Motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. 1111 - ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION: KAREN BYRD, Reading/Math coach 41,500; MISTY HAMAR 31,500; GAIL REUTTER 41,000; MICHELLE MANSFIELD 38,000; NICHOLE THOMPSON 36,000; MARK REIMAN 37,000; JEAN HOLZKAMP 41,000; ARLENE HICKS 38,000; NANCY WELLER 41,000; JENNIFER VAN PELT 32,000; MARY GRAUPMANN 41,000; SANDRA SHORT BULL 41,000; BENJAMIN LATHAM 35,500; MIA WHIRLWIND HORSE 35,500; BARRY HUTCHINSON 35,500; REBECCA KEEGAN 37,000; VALERIE KRUSE, INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE 9.00/HR; NICHOLE NELSON, INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE 9.30/HR; MARY PARQUET 41,000 1131 - HIGH SCHOOL SALARIES: CHRISTY WILLERT 34,500; DAVE OHRTMAN 38,000; JESSICA MAGELKY 31,000; DYLAN MORO 31,000; BILL MURPHY 34,500; DEETTA TERKILDSEN 34,500; BRANDY KNUTSON 40,500; COLBY SHUCK 38,000; TERESA SHUCK 37,500 1273 - TITLE I SALARIES: HARRY WELLER 41,000; CASSIE DEROCHER 32,500; BARBARA IRELAND 37,500; CAROL KROETCH 38,500; NANCY JENSEN 41,000; LAURIE PRICHARD 41,000; VALERIE OHRTMAN 38,500; EDNA KARY 36,500; RUTH McCUBBIN 3/5 TIME 28,905; RENEE SCHOFIELD 41,000; MARIBETH ROGHAIR 33,000; DEETTA TERKILDSEN 31,750; CARMEN HUFFMAN 10.20/HR; BONNIE FERGUSON 10.50/HR TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS: CHAD EISENBRAUN 55,500 2129 - GUIDANCE: KRISTIE STONE 34,500 2321 - OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT: JAMIE HERMANN 72,500; KAY RECKLING 12.00/HR 2410 - OFFICE OF PRINCIPALS: SUSAN SUDBECK 25,800; DANIELLE STODDARD 11.00/HR; JEFFERY NEMECEK 56,000; GEORGE SEILER 56,000 2529 - OFFICE OF BUSINESS MANAGER: EILEEN STOLLEY 46,000; EILEEN STOLLEY, IMPACT AID COORDINATOR 8,500; CINDY VANDERMAY, PAYROLL CLERK 12.00/HR 2549 - OP & MAINT OF PLANT: BONNIE MANDSEN 11.62/HR; DENISE KELLY 10.50/HR; HARVEY BYRD 9.75/HR; TARA LEACH 10.00/HR; LARRY MANLEY - INTERIOR 10.50/HR; REUBEN VOLLMER, JR MIDLAND 9.75/HR 2559 - PUPIL TRANSPORTATION: BRENDA GROPPER 8,461; TED SCHNEE 9,827; LARRY MANLEY 10,947; MELISSA VANDERMAY 6,370; BONNIE MADSEN, BUS MONITOR 11.75/HR 2569 - FOOD SERVICE: RICHARD IRELAND 11.67/HR; TARA LEACH 10.00/HR; LARRY MANLEY 9.50/HR; LINDA RIGGINS 9.00/HR; KIM IRELAND 9.15/HR 1221 - SPECIAL EDUCATION : CARRIE BERGEN 34,500; KATHLEEN BROWN 38,000; AMY SMILEY 38,500; MERILEE GRIMES 11.02/HR; NICOLE DEVRIES 9.30/HR; DANA EISENBRAUN 36,500; KATE LATHAM, INSTRCTIONAL AIDE 9.00/HR; JANICE ALLEN PERKINS 9.80/HR; ABBY CARLSON 9.15/HR 2159 - PRE SCHOOL/SPEECH: PAMELA BONENBERGER 28,519.70; JOAN ENDERS 11.90/HR CO-CURRICULAR CONTRACTS: BASKETBALL: MARK REIMAN-head boys
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3,450; ANNETTE VANDERMAY-asst girls 2,700; HARRY WELLER-cross country 1,950; FOOTBALL: CHAD EISENBRAUN-head 3,300; JODY SUDBECK-assistant 2,565; VOLLEYBALL: BARRY HUTCHINSON-head 3,450; LAURIE PRICHARD-assistant 2,700; AMY SMILEY-middle school V.B. 1,050; BRANDY KNUTSON-FFA advisor 2,100; HARRY WELLER-activities director 3,850; TRACK: DANA EISENBRAUN, assistant 2,250; CHEERLEADING: NICOLE DEVRIES 900 SURPLUS PROPERTY: A list of surplus property items was presented including 44 HP laptops, 15 printers, 1 fax machine, 2 desktop computers, 6 battery backups, various toners, parts and switches, 1 digital camera, slide projector, dvd/vcr and other miscellaneous items. Ken Lensegrav moved to declare the items surplus to be sold at auction. Motion was seconded by Dawn Rasmussen and carried. ASSIGN FUND BALANCES: Ken Lensegrav moved to assign fund balances as follows to be applied to the 2012-2013 budget: Capitol Outlay fund, $2000.00; Impact Aid fund, $357,962.00; Capitol Projects fund, $387,156.00. Motion was seconded by D.J. Addison and carried. ESTABLISH TRUST & AGENCY FUND: Ross Block moved to approve establishing a Trust and Agency Fund account for the Track Team Club. Motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. ESTABLISH BUS ROUTES: Dale Christensen moved to establish bus routes the same as the 2011-2012 school year. Motion was seconded by Ken Lensegrav and carried. At 8:10 Ken Lensegrav moved to go into executive session for the purpose of marketing and pricing strategies. Motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. The board came out of executive session at 8:20. At 8:22 Ross Block moved to go into executive session for personnel matters. Motion was seconded by D.J. Addison and carried. The board came out of executive session at 8:34. Due to a conflict with the ASBSD/SASD joint convention, D.J. Addison moved to reschedule the August meeting to August 15. Motion was seconded by Dawn Rasmussen and carried. There being no further business, Ross Block moved that the meeting be adjourned. Motion was seconded by Ken Lensegrav and carried. Dan VanderMay, President Eileen C. Stolley, Business Manager [Published July 26, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $194.62]
CALL TO ORDER: The West River Water Development District convened for their regular meeting at the West River Water Development District Project Office in Murdo, SD. Chairman Joseph Hieb called the meeting to order at 10:30 a.m. (CT). Roll Call was taken and Chairman Joseph Hieb declared a quorum was present. Directors present were: Joseph Hieb, Casey Krogman, Marion Matt, Veryl Prokop and Lorne Smith. Also present: Jake Fitzgerald, Manager; Kati Venard, Sec./Bookkeeper; Dave Larson, Larson Law PC. ADDITIONS TO AGENDA: None. APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Smith to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously. APPROVE MINUTES: The minutes of the May 17, 2012, meeting were previously mailed to the Board for their review. Motion by Director Krogman, seconded by Director Matt to approve the May minutes. Motion carried unanimously. FINANCIAL REPORT: A. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Joseph Hieb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56.61 Casey Krogman . . . . . . . . . . . . .56.61 Marion Matt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56.61 Veryl Prokop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56.61 Lorne Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56.61 West River/LymanJones RWS . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000.00 Kadoka Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.29 Lyman County Herald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36.05 Murdo Coyote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38.27 Pennington County Courant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74.74 Pioneer Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37.70 Todd County Tribune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76.72 Director Smith, seconded by Director Prokop to approve the District bills. Motion carried unanimously. B. DISTRICT FINANCIAL STATUS REPORT: The financial status of the District to date was previously sent to the Board. A copy of the May Financial Report is on file at the District office in Murdo. Motion by Director Matt, seconded by Director Krogman to approve the May Financial Report. Motion carried unanimously. REPORTS: A. MANAGER'S REPORT: Manager Fitzgerald presented his June report to the Board. Motion by Director Matt, seconded by Director Krogman to approve the Manager’s Report. Motion carried unanimously. B. OTHER REPORTS: None PRELIMINARY FY 2013 BUDGET: Manager Fitzgerald presented the Board with the draft preliminary FY 2013 budget for their review. Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Krogman to approve the FY 2013 preliminary budget. Motion carried. ESTABLISH FY 2013 BUDGET HEARING: Motion by Director Matt, seconded by Director Smith to advertise the budget hearing to be held at the West River Water Development District Project Office in Murdo, SD, at 10:45 A.M. (CT) Thursday, July 19, 2012. Motion carried unanimously. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:50 A.M. (CT). Joseph Hieb, Chairman ATTEST: Kati Venard, Recording Secretary [Published July 26, 2012 at the total approximate cost of $38.99
Town of Cottonwood REGULAR MEETING July 18, 2012
The regular meeting of the Town of Cottonwood was held at Town Hall on Wednesday evening, July 18, 2012 at 7 p.m. Present were JC Heath, Trenton Heath, Dave Griffin, Doug Hovland & Bernie Hanks. The meeting was called to order by JC Heath. Old Business: Discussion on gun laws for Cottonwood, and whether there were any. New Business: Read the Finance report and town minutes. The following bills were approved: Mayor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30.00 Voter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30.00 Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30.00 WREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101.00 Walker Refuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86.25 Checking Acct. Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,670.93 CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,814.74 With there being no other business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned. The next regular meeting will be held on August 15, 2012 – 7 p.m.at Town Hall. JC Heath, President [Published July 26, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $12.68]
Members present: Dan VanderMay, Mark DeVries, Ken Lensegrav, Dawn Rasmussen, Ross Block, D.J. Addison, Dale Christensen, Mark Williams. Also present: Supt. Jamie Hermann; Eileen Stolley, business manager; Visitor present: Robyn Jones At 5:00 p.m. the building committee portion of the meeting was called to order by Vice President, Dan VanderMay. Architect Jeff Nelson and contractors were present for project updates and progress meeting. Progress notes reported that two sides of
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