Pennington Co. Courant, August 23, 2012

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Number 34 Volume 107 August 23, 2012
School board reviews state New District Ranger is a familiar face in a new place report card; staff changes
by Laurie Hindman Wall School Board held their August meeting on Tuesday, August 14, at 8:00 p.m at the school library. The agenda was approved for the meeting. Consent agenda was approved for: •Minutes of July 12, board meeting. •August claims. •Approved addendum for Kent Anderson to add Activities/Athletic Director to his contract and to move to lane B+25 Step 16 due to completion of one credit. •Approved addendum for Dave Ermish to be removed as Activities/Athletic Director from his contract and to add assistant middle school boys basketball to his contract. •Approved resignation request from Jackie Roseth, WASP assistant, with regret. •Approved new custodian Lonnie Jensen. •Approved lane change for Rachel McConaghy to M+30. Superintendent/Secondary Principal Dennis Rieckman handed out the state report card. Elementary Principal Chuck Sykora explained the report card to the board. He said, “All three levels of the Wall School scored above the state average and exceeded the goal in every category.” Rieckman noted the students did very, very well. Business Manager Niki Mohr informed the board she had received a call from an individual who wanted to rent one of the school vehicles for a personal activity. Rieckman said, “The school has rented the bus to Badlands National Park to tour their dignitaries around the park and would like the discretion to rent it to the park.” The board agreed that he could continue to do so and school vehicles will not be rented to private individuals. Sykora reported he is working on the crisis plan and is waiting to hear back from New Underwood and Kadoka to complete the plan. Mohr reported the 2012 audit is under way and should be completed by the end of the week. Aimee Paulsen is back to work full-time. Mohr asked the board to approve the Special Pay Plan for teachers which would allow them to decide how they want to be paid after they retire. A motion was made and approved for the Special Pay Plan. Mohr has received a $6,000 bill from the county for the pass election that was held. She related the 2008, election cost the school district $1,500. She will write a letter to the county to see if the amount can be changed. The board agreed to not combine elections in the future. The board approved home school applications 19.2 and 19.3. They also approved an open enrollment application. Third reading for Educating Homeless Children policy was approved. Rieckman passed out cross country rules and Coach Karol Patterson passed out the cross country schedule. Patterson went over the schedule with the board members. She has three meets which won’t interfere with school and would like to add Spearfish to that list. Patterson went on to say that there are four meets during school days but they are later in the day. Board member Mary Williams has an issue with the number of meets during school time. She said, “Meets could be hosted on a Friday or Saturday and would like the athletic director to look at the cross country and track schedule.” She noted, it is our obligation to be conservative and let’s see if we can squeeze down the number of meets so we don’t have to hire a subsitute. She went on to say the best person to have in the classroom is the teacher. Rieckman will have the athletic director look into this issue. The board approved the 2012 - 2013 cross country rules. A consensus was given by the board to allow gymnastics practice to be held in the Wall Community Center Grand Hall. The gymnastic team will pay for the rent and will be responsible for any cleanup at the community center. Rieckman gave an update on the Big White School. They are waiting for siding and an air conditioner has been installed in the school. New carpet has been installed in the Wall School entry way. Volunteer coach requirements requires all coaches to take exams if they participating in coaching. A motion was made and approved to have volunteer coaches pay for their own classes and the school will pay for their background check after they have been cleared. Rieckman added who decides who can volunteer to coach should be left up to the head football coach. It’s their decision who they want on the sideline. Board member Todd Trask agreed and said, “The head coach should be in charge from the top to the bottom of the program.” He noted, we are hard pressed to get volunteers. A motion was approved for the list of volunteer coaches. Head Football Coach Kent Anderson requested a cell phone to use as athletic director. Board approved his request. Rieckman informed the board the projected enrollment for high school students is 80 students. He would like to eliminate the pop machines at the school and powerhouse. They sell out of juice and water while the pop machine is rarely used. They will move the pop machine into the teachers lounge. A motion to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel, according to SDCL 1-25-2 was approved. With no motions being made after executive session the meeting was adjourned. Alan Anderson began his formal duties as the new Wall District Ranger earlier this summer, but is already well known because of completing two previous Acting Ranger roles in 2009 and earlier this year. Anderson said, “I am very much looking forward to working with the local community, Grassland Visitor Center and Wall District personnel, adjacent public land managers, and local governments in helping to manage this amazing National Grassland resource. This area is unique in the nation for its beauty, botanical and wildlife diversity and multiple sustainable use opportunities and I feel fortunate to be able to play a part in helping to manage it.” Prior to coming to Wall, Alan spent three years as the Forest Engineer for the Nebraska National and Grassland in Forests Chadron, Nebraska and nine years as a supervisory civil engineer for the Black Hills National Forest. Prior to his time with the Forest Service, Alan worked for two years as road construction inspector with the South Dakota Department of Transportation in Rapid City and 27 years as a Commissioned Officer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration working in marine engi-
neering and hydrographic surveying. This work put him in, or through, all of the states of the United States including their coastal waters and several Canadian provinces. His last assignment there was as Commanding Officer of the NOAA Ship RAINIER, a 231 foot survey vessel, conducting hydrographic surveys in the coastal water of Alaska. Alan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, a Master of Science degree in Management from the Naval Postgraduate
School in Monterey, California and has completed the Executive Seminar for Natural Resource Management at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. When working for the Black Hills National Forest, he was a member of the Whispering Pines Volunteer Fire Department near Rapid City, and served as Fire Chief during his final two years. Alan and his wife Susan reside in Rapid City. They were raised in Sturgis and Mobridge, South Dakota respectively. Their two grown children, also engineers, are working and residing in Denver, Colorado.
Investing in Ellsworth
By Governor Dennis Daugaard In early August, I had an opportunity to meet with U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. I also met Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Terry Yonkers to discuss Ellsworth Air Force Base and its importance to our nation. Our discussion took place at a meeting of the Association of Defense Communities, where I accepted an award on behalf of the Ellsworth Development Authority. Since 2009, when the state Legislature established the Ellsworth Development Authority, it has been working hard to support Ellsworth Air Force Base. In just three years, the Authority has reduced encroachments around the base, used excess Air Force land to develop a commercial retail area, and donated 20 acres to the Douglas School District. In addition, this fall the Authority will begin construction of a regional wastewater treatment plant to serve both Ellsworth and the city of Box Elder. The combined plant will save the Air Force an estimated $8 million. These joint efforts are crucial to the long-term viability of this important military installation. As we face the possibility of cuts to the Department of Defense budget and the potential for another round of Base Realignment and Closure, the Ellsworth Development Authority will continue to invest in and around Ellsworth. South Dakota has been a strong partner with the U.S. Air Force for 70 years, and we are working hard to ensure that we maintain that partnership for years to come. The Association of Defense Communities (ADC) awarded Ellsworth “Defense Community of the Year” at its recent annual meeting. The ADC consists of 200 communities, states, and organizations with a significant military presence. For the Ellsworth Development Authority to receive the ADC’s top honor is a strong endorsement of South Dakota’s efforts to make Ellsworth the best possible home for the Air Force and the brave men and women who defend our nation.
Interagency effort results in successful rescue
On Thursday morning, August 16, 2012, the Pennington County Dispatch Center received a report that two hikers had fallen up to 200 feet from Sheep Mountain Table in the South Unit of the Badlands National Park. Badlands Search and Rescue, Pennington County Search and Rescue, Rapid City Fire Department and Oglala Sioux Parks and Recreation Authority were dispatched and responded to the area. Pennington County high angle rescue team and an Air National Guard helicopter were on standby. Responding units discovered two hikers stranded below the edge of the table. Jake Williams, 24, from Plano, Texas, and a 16 year-old male were traveling with the Grace Chinese Baptist Church. The group leader had hiked this area of the park and was familiar with the terrain. The two men appeared to have lost their footing and slid into an area where there was no safe means up or down the table’s sidewall. Rescuers set up a line to secure the hikers, and Pennington County used a raising and lowering system to successfully lift the hikers to the top of the table. There were no injuries. Incident Commander and Badlands Cedar Pass District Ranger, Eric Yount stated “This was a very successful rescue operation involving many of our Badlands partners. The safety of our visitors and rescuers is always paramount, and this operation showcased a terrific team effort.”
State Report Card now available
The 2012 Report Card, which details student progress on South Dakota’s state assessment, is now available online. There was a slight uptick in reading and math scores on this year’s assessment, with 75.5 percent of students scoring either proficient or advanced in reading. That was up about one-tenth of a percentage point from last year. The percent of students scoring proficient or advanced in math went from 76.5 percent a year ago to 76.7 percent this year. The Dakota STEP and Dakota STEP-A were administered to about 62,000 students in grades 38 and 11 last spring. The Dakota STEP-A is an alternate version of the assessment for students who have a significant cognitive disability. South Dakota’s statewide graduation rate was 83.16 percent, down only slightly from 83.39 percent last year. The graduation rate was calculated using the federally mandated four-year cohort model. “This year marks a transition as we move forward with a new accountability system for South Dakota,” said state Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp. “Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, we will be looking at school performance in broader, more holistic terms, using multiple indicators to assess a school’s performance.” The multiple indicators will still include student achievement on state assessments, but that measure will be balanced with other factors, according to Schopp. In the long-term, schools will be evaluated using indicators such as academic growth of students, teacher and principal effectiveness, school climate, and college and career readiness at the high school level. The 2012 Report Card, including district- and school-level results, is available on the Department of Education’s web site at www.doe. sd.gov. Follow the “Report Card” link under “Quick Links” on the left-hand side of the page.
Wall School District purchases new bus Hustead new
member of tourism board
Wall School District 51-5 purchased a new school bus for the students to be transported to their different events through out the school year. The old school bus was sold to a school district in the eastern part of the state. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
Governor Dennis Daugaard has appointed four new members to the South Dakota Board of Tourism: Ivan Sorbel of Kyle, Kristi Wagner of Whitewood, Mark Schilling of Mitchell and Ted Hustead of Wall. Sorbel is Executive Director of the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce; Wagner is owner of the Rushmore Center for Civic Leadership; Schilling is Director of the Corn Palace; Hustead is President of Wall Drug. “These are all quality individuals who have great passion for the visitor industry,” the Governor said. “I’m pleased that they’ve agreed to serve in this capacity.” Governor Daugaard has reappointed Frank Smith of Gettysburg, James Entenman of Sioux Falls, and Jim Schade of Volga to the Board of Tourism.
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Department seeks sites to place motor vehicle registration self-service terminals
The state Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles, is seeking locations throughout South Dakota to place motor vehicle registration self-service terminals (SSTs). Currently, four self-service terminals are available in South Dakota. The first terminal was installed in the Public Safety Building in Pennington County in December 2010. Two terminals were placed in Sioux Falls in 2011; located at the Get-N-Go, located on Arrowhead Parkway and Dawley Farms, and the Hy-Vee Food Store, located on 49th and Louise. An additional terminal is available during working hours at the Department of Revenue Pierre Office at 445 East Capitol Avenue. The 24-hour SST is a fully automated motor vehicle registration renewal station and dispenses license plate renewal tags on the spot. A vehicle owner can navigate through the easy touch screen (voice assistance available) with a valid South Dakota driver’s license; South Dakota identification card; or if a company, the information provided on its renewal notice. Once the payment has been submitted and the transaction is complete, the license renewal tags and vehicle registration are dispensed directly from the machine. The SST allows vehicle owners to register up to 90 days prior and 30 days after the expiration of their current license tags. A $2 convenience fee per vehicle is assessed. Vehicle owners from any county can use the terminal with the proper identification. Acceptable forms of payment include electronic check, credit cards (MasterCard or Discover only), or ATM/debit cards supported by Pulse, Star, NYCE and Accel. "The terminals placed in Rapid City and Sioux Falls have been very successful,” said Division of Motor Vehicles Director Deb Hillmer. “We want to offer the convenience of self-service terminals throughout the state.” The request-for-site proposal outlines specific criteria a location must meet to be considered an eligible site. The criteria include 24/7 accessibility, an indoor or secure vestibule with sufficient heating and cooling, as well as providing other equipment and electrical needs. The full request-for-site proposal with detailed information and a complete criteria list may be reviewed on the Division of Motor Vehicles website accessible at http://dor.sd.gov/ Prospective SST location providers may make inquiries to Division of Motor Vehicles Director Deb Hillmer by phone at 605-7735747, by fax to 605-773-2549, or by email at debra.hillmer@state.sd.us with the subject line “RFP for SST Site Proposal.” Proposals must be submitted to the Division of Motor Vehicles by 5:00 p.m. (CDT) on Friday, September 14, 2012.
Social Security News
Social Security and Women By Kathy Petersen Social Security Public Affairs Specialist August 26 is known as Women’s Equality Day. On that date in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was signed, giving women the right to vote. Social Security treats men and women equally. Men and women with identical earnings histories are treated exactly the same. However, there are things women in particular should know about Social Security. Although treated equally by Social Security, there are trends and differences in lifestyle that can affect benefits. For example, women tend to care for many people: spouses, children, and parents. Taking time away from the workplace to care for a newborn child or aging parent can have an impact on your future Social Security benefits. Also, despite significant strides through the years, women are more likely to earn less over a lifetime than men. Women are less often covered by private retirement plans, and they are more dependent on Social Security in their retirement years. And, women tend to live about five years longer than men, which means more years depending on Social Security and other retirement income or savings. If a woman is married to a man who earns significantly more than she does, it is likely she will qualify for a larger benefit amount on his record than on her own. Want to learn more? Visit our Women’s page at www.socialsecurity.gov/women. Follow the link on that page to our publication, What Every Woman Should Know. You can read it online, print a copy, or listen to it on audio. We provide alternate media as well to reach as many women as possible and to provide the information the way you’d like to receive it. Learning about your future Social Security benefits and how men and women are treated just the same in the eyes of Social Security: what better way to celebrate Women’s Equality Day? Kathy Petersen is a public affairs specialist for Social Security, Denver Region. You can write her c/o Social Security Administration, 605 Main, Suite 201, Rapid City, SD, 57701 or via e-mail at kathy. petersen@ssa.gov.
Appreciating our Wildland Fire Units
take care of the situation. But in the last year and a half, I have come to really appreciate the tireless dedication of the men and women that make up our Wildland Fire Division based in the Black Hills. As one of the seven divisions of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, they cooperate with local volunteer fire departments, independent contractors, and the U.S. Forest Service fire crews to protect the lives and property of our State’s citizens. When the situation gets real serious, they morph into one of the 33 National Type II Incident command teams with not only local, but also, regional responsibilities. In the past few months, they have answered calls to Wyoming (twice) and Colorado to help battle fires. Their most recent assignment was on the Rosebud Indian Reservation where they coordinated 600 personnel with ground and aerial resources to battle a fire that burned over 43,000 acres with no structures lost...an amazing accomplishment! Last year’s tragic loss of one of our own, and recently, the four airmen from a crash of the North Carolina Air National Guard C130 helping us fight one of our fires, underscores the danger and risk inherent of firefighting, regardless of the location. When our crews are not fighting fires, they are mitigating the dangers of wildland fire by thinning and removing fuels, going to training and conducting numerous training exercises for the volunteer fire departments all across South Dakota. As of August 1, there have been 1,469 fires reported here in South Dakota, burning over 226,000 acres, making this one of the most active fire seasons on record. An average year burns about 52,000 acres. I don’t take fires for granted anymore and with our dry weather persisting, we are not out of the “fire season” yet. So, the next time you see your local public safety officials, thank them for putting their lives on the line for you, your family and your property.
It’s BBQ Beef cook-off time at the fair!
If you’ve got a beef brisket BBQ recipe that brings raves from friends and family, plan now to enter the 2012 South Dakota State Fair BBQ Beef Cook-Off. Or, if you’re just interested in trying a variety of barbecues, come and be part of the public free tasting during the event. The contest, which includes cash prizes and a People’s Choice award, is Friday, August 31, at the Horticulture Park on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron. Judging of entrees, including People’s Choice, begins at 4 p.m. Prizes for the top three entrees range from $125 to $500 in cash, plus $50 for the winner of the People’s Choice Award. All winners also receive a trophy. The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) is providing the beef brisket for contestants. Applications to enter the BBQ Beef Cook-off must be received on or before Friday, August 24, at the SD State Fair Office. Applications are available on the Events (Friday, August 31) page at www.sdstatefair.com. Contact the fairgrounds office at 605-353-7340 for more information.
By Walt Bones South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture As I was growing up in southeastern South Dakota, prairie and forest fires were not a concern. Every once in a while, a trash fire might get away from us or maybe a bearing would go out on the baler and a red-hot ball bearing would start some grass on fire, but a couple of us with scoop shovels could
Catch of a lifetime
Brand Board to increase brand inspection fee
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Catfish record broken. One of the longest standing state fish record in South Dakota, a blue catfish caught by Edward Elliot in 1959, is a thing of the past. On July 21, Steve Lemmon from Elk Point grabbed his own place in the record books by landing a 99 pound, four ounce blue catfish from the Big Sioux River, edging out the previous record by two pounds, four ounces. With the aid of only a rod, reel and a creek chub for bait, Lemmon managed to wrangle in the trophy fish from his fishing hole in Union County. His fish stacks up well with those from nearby states. The Ne-
braska state record blue catfish weighed in at 100 pounds, eight ounces, while neighboring Iowa currently boasts a state record blue catfish of 101 pounds. Kansas, a state known for having some large catfish, has a slightly smaller state-record blue cat weighing it at 94 pounds even. State fishing records for South Dakota can be viewed at http://gfp.sd.gov/fishingboating/state-fish-recordslist.aspx. If you believe you have caught a qualifying fish, the state record fish application and guidelines can be found at the same website.
The South Dakota Brand Board announces an increase in the brand inspection fee to 90 cents per head, effective September 1, 2012. The brand inspection fee has been 80 cents since 2007. Higher costs of the inspection program necessitated the larger fee that is charged for required ownership inspections of cattle, horses and mules before their sale, slaughter or removal from the Livestock Ownership Inspection Area west of the Missouri River. State Brand Board Director Larry Stearns also reminds ranchers that, as of July 1, leaving the
ownership inspection area without inspection is a Class 1 misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of $2,000 and one year in jail. Because the drought has prompted earlier fall cattle sales, Stearns says producers needing local inspections should contact their brand inspector as early as possible before shipping day to avoid delays. For more information on the inspection fee or to contact an inspector, call the South Dakota State Brand Board at 877-5740054 or visit www.sdbrandboard. com.
Motorcycle rally law statistics
The final law enforcement statistics are in concerning the week of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Figures are compiled by the South Dakota Highway Patrol from four main districts, Sturgis, Rapid City, Southern Hills and the Badlands. The figures include up to 6:00 a.m., Sunday, August 12. Totals 2012 2011 DUI arrests 251 235 Drug arrests Misdemeanor 185 149 Felony 34 43 Other felonies 2 9 Citations 1,189 1,267 Warnings 4,196 4,234 Vehicles seized 7 5 Cash seized $9,368 $1,853 Concealed weapons arrests 0 6 Accidents Non injury 50 42 Injury 50 80 Fatal 8 4 Total fatalities 9 4
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Summer reading program at Wall Community Library ends August 31
Make sure your reading counts! The Summer Reading Program, which began June 1st, is now drawing to a close. Lots of people have already won nifty prizes. The program ends Friday August 31st, so bring your bingo cards to the library and get your prizes before it is too late! Don't forget, each bingo will get you a cool prize and blackout will get you a free book!
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Lewis and Clark: Investigators
what Clark described in his journals as a most beautiful landscape, with numerous herds of buffalo feeding in various directions and the plain extending without interruption as far as eye could see. Spirit Mound, as the hill is now called, has been restored to native prairie. It is one of the most significant stops on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail because it is one of the few places where historians know that the explorers actually stood there. As the expedition journeyed further up the Missouri River, an Arikara legend captured Clark’s imagination. The legend was that a man and a woman were in love, but the girl’s parents would not let them marry. The pair and their dog wandered off to mourn. All turned to stone gradually, beginning at their feet. They fed on grapes, and the woman has a bunch of grapes yet in her hand, Clark wrote in his journal on October 13, 1804. The Arikara pay great reverence to the stones, Clark wrote. He paid reverence to them by naming a creek Stone Idol Creek in their honor. The stones can be found on the northeast corner of West Pollock Resort near Pollock. This moment in South Dakota history is provided by the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising partner of the South Dakota State Historical Society. The South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is an official site on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Find the Foundation on the web at www.sdhsf.org.
The Outdoor Campus-West hosts Outdoor University
Healthy Aging priate intensive treatment, aimed The Prairie Doc Perspective at cure and not comfort, which By Richard P. Holm MD drags them through inordinate Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote a suffering, and does not change the poem “The Wonderful One-Hoss inevitable. In all of this, someShay” that tells us about a magniftimes people have a piece-meal, icent horse drawn carriage, congradual, dwindling end. We need structed with all the finest of mato do better in understanding and terials. The shay was so well made accepting when it is time to quit. that, for 100 years, not a piece of Also, we all need to realize that it wore out until one day, it all fell if we want to make it to 90, espeapart at one time, leaving the cially with the mobility we would rider sitting in a pile of dust. like up to that point, we should What if we could all live full take care of our bodies when we’re healthy lives, with nothing wearyoung. ing out before the other, all sysLike the “Wonderful One-Hoss tems go, until one day, around 90 Shay” may you not die premayears of age, suddenly everything turely, and then one day, all fall would wear out at the same time? apart at one time. Actually, this is pretty close to Dr. Rick Holm wrote this Prairie what often happens. If not dying Doc Perspective for “On Call®,” a prematurely from accident, heart weekly program where medical attack, or cancer, most people live professionals discuss health conto about 80 to 90, (in this part of cerns for the general public. “On the country sometimes they live to Call®” is produced by the Healing 100). And then one day they come Words Foundation in association into the hospital with pneumonia, with the South Dakota State Unithe heart fails, they have a stroke, versity Journalism Department. the kidneys quit, and then they “On Call®” airs Thursdays on die. It all falls apart at one time. South Dakota Public BroadcastThere are important lessons ing-Television at 7 p.m. Central, 6 here. Many of these very old and p.m. Mountain. Visit us at OnCalldying people receive in the end of Television.com. their lives fruitless and inappro-
Stone Idols. ~Photo courtesy of South Dakota State Historical Society Spirit Mound. ~Photo courtesy of South Dakota Department of Tourism
The legend was that any human who approached would be killed. That legend was apparently enough to make Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark want to find out if it was true. The captains, accompanied by a contingent of nearly four dozen men, had set off on May 14, 1804, from Camp Dubois near St. Louis, Mo., on their journey to the Pacific coast and back. As they traveled up the Missouri River, the captains heard about a cone-shaped hill about eight miles north of what is now Vermillion. Called Paha Wakan by the Lakota, the American Indian tribes in the area believed the hill to be the home of sprits or devils. The devils were reported to be 18inches high, human in form, but with large heads and armed with sharp arrows that could kill all persons who attempted to approach the hill. The tribes in the area would not go near the place. Accompanied by 10 or 11 men and Lewis’ Newfoundland dog, Seaman, Lewis and Clark set out on August 25, 1804, to hike to the top of the hill. They lived to explore another day, as they found no devils. What they did find was
South Dakota's Center for Farm/Ranch Management is expanding its program to West River
David Koupal, a former rancher of registered Angus cattle near Dante, S.D., is looking for producers in western South Dakota to join the program currently serving about 130 farm operations mostly East River. The goal of the program, operated through the Mitchell Technical Institute, is to help ranchers and farmers enhance their management skills and develop profitable business models for their individual operations. Instructors meet with producers at their farms or ranches. Koupal will be working out of his new home/office in Hot Springs, S.D., in the Black Hills. He's been speaking at meetings and talking with producers in the past few weeks to find clients who would like to enter the program. There's been a lot of great interest. I don't see any problems with getting a lot of clients, Koupal, who was a participant in the program for 12 years, said. Before when the center only had the office in Mitchell, ranchers out west thought it was too far away. However, Koupal said he will be readily available with his office in the Hills and will be making trips across the West River area from Lemmon on the North Dakota border to Martin near the Nebraska border to meet one-on-one with producers. I'm really excited about being out west, he said. Nowadays ranching is a business. You have to make the right management decisions. We offer information, but leave it to the producers to make the decision on what they want to do. Koupal said banks and the Farm Credit Services of America are really seeing the benefit from the program. We look at the books, costs and try to keep producers on task with managing skills, he said. At the end of the year, the instructors do an analysis on the operation where they look at such things as debt ratio, loan capability and net worth. Then when the producer has to to go the bank, they can bring in the forms we've worked on and say this is what I'm doing. It makes it a lot easier to get operating and long-term loans, he said. MTI President Greg Von Wold said the program is the hidden gem of agriculture management in the state. The average net cash income of participants in the program is 35 percent higher and net cash income per acre is three percent higher than that of those South Dakota producers not participating in the program, according to the USDA/NASS Census, Von Wold said. He said the expansion to West River is a great asset for the entire state. Will Walter, another instructor in the program who works in eastern South Dakota and farms near Fedora, said there were 100 farms in the program last year and it has grown to 130 this year. With the addition of Koupal in the west and adding more producers in other parts of the state, the goal is to reach about 180 to 200 farms in the next few years. Walter said they would also like to add an instructor in the Pierre area eventually to serve producers along the Missouri River. Walter, who covers the Madison, Huron, Brookings and Watertown areas, works out of the Mitchell office with two other instructors. Chris Downs serves the south central region of South Dakota, while longtime instructor Roger DeRouchey works with producers in the southeastern part of the state. Another instructor, Dawn Melikant, covers northeast South Dakota and works out of Aberdeen. The maximum enrollment per instructor is 45 producers. This allows instructors sample time to work with producers on an individual level on a continuous basis. Walter was also a participant in the program for 12 years before becoming an instructor in September of last year. I enjoy helping people, he said. I know things can get frustrating, but I like to see people grow in their operations and develop the skills needed to satisfy lenders. Koupal will work with young producers who have no experience in accounting or some other financial management skills and need the Level One training to meet Farm Service Agency (FSA) requirements. He will also work in the Level Two phase of the course, which is ongoing where instructors meet with the producers, all on a confidential basis, to work more indepth on financial, marketing and other management skills. The program is sponsored in part by FCS, South Dakota Pork Producers Council, South Dakota Wheat Commission, South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council and North Central Farmers Elevator. Most recently, the program has been collaborating with SDSU Extension to bring more financial and marketing stability to the West River area. Producers interested in the program in the West River can contact Koupal on his cellphone at 605299-6163 or school number at 605995-7193. His email address is david.koupal@mitchelltech.edu. Others interested in the program can call call 1-800-684-1969 at the Mitchell institute.
The Outdoor Campus-West in Rapid City will be hosting its first annual Outdoor University from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MST, Saturday, August 25. The event will offer a variety of outdoor activities that include fishing, kayaking, archery, BB-gun shooting, outdoor cooking and much more. There will also be Game, Fish and Parks employees, discussing wildlife, fisheries, trapping, land management and more. The event is free and no preregistration is required. All ages are welcome to attend. The Outdoor Campus-West is located at 4130 Adventure Trail in northwest Rapid City. For more information on Outdoor University, call 605.394.2310 or e-mail tocwest@state.sd.us.
911 emergency surcharge collections and remittance reminder
The South Dakota Department of Revenue reminds all sellers of prepaid wireless services and telecommunication providers they should be complying with the new collection and remittance procedures for the 911 Emergency Surcharge and the new Prepaid Wireless 911 Emergency Surcharge. As of July 1, 2012, any seller and wireless service provider that sells prepaid wireless service, which includes prepaid wireless airtime cards and prepaid wireless minutes and plans, is responsible for collecting and remitting the two percent Prepaid Wireless 911 Emergency Surcharge. The 911 Emergency Surcharge collected and remitted by all telecommunications service providers, wireless service providers, or Interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol Service providers increased to $1.25 per service-user-line, per month, effective July 1. All sellers of prepaid wireless services and all providers that collect and remit the 911 Emergency Surcharges are required to register with the South Dakota Department of Revenue, even if the seller already has a sales tax license. Sellers can register online in the Business Tax section of the Department’s website, http://dor. sd.gov/ or call the Department at (800) 829-9188. All surcharges will be remitted directly to the Department of Revenue on a monthly basis using SD EPath, an electronic filing system. The first official filing date for the surcharges is August 23, 2012. If you are a seller or wireless service provider and are not currently registered to collect and remit the 911 Emergency Surcharges, contact the South Dakota Department of Revenue at epath@ state.sd.us or call (800) 829-9188.
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Gathered by Frances Poste Lenore Ruland reports her granddaughter Krista Kjerstad left on Thursday for Lincoln, Neb., where she will be attending the University. School starts on Monday. Krista’s plans are to be a pediatrician. Good luck to her. Cindy Ramsey Severson, Vernal, Utah, starts a new job August 28th in Rapid City. Steve will stay in Utah until they sell their house. They are planning to build a new house in Rapid City. Long time residents, Irene Fortune, passed away on August 7th; her services were held in Philip on August 11th. We offer our sympathy to the family. Beth Ramsey of Las Vegas, will be coming to spend a few days with Charlene and Clayton Kjerstad. Beth and Claude’s daughter, Katie, is getting married in Spearfish on Saturday, the 25th. Katie is a lawyer in Washington, D.C., and her fiance, Avi from Nepal, is a college professor in Rochester, N.Y. Katie’s brother Dexter will also attend the wedding, coming from Reno, Nev. Our congratulations go out to the “newly-weds”. The Central States Fair in Rapid City opened at 3 p.m. on Friday, the 17th. It will be going on all week, through next Sunday. Senior Citizen’s potluck supper was down in numbers again. Must not be on people’s list to do in the summertime. Those who were there enjoyed Bingo after supper. James “Jim” Gottsleben passed away last week. He and his wife Myrna had moved ot Philip from the Grindstone community. His funeral mass is scheduled at the Sacred Heart Church in Philip on Thursday, the 23rd. We offer our condolences to the family. Edith Paulsen had company for the noon meal last Thursday. She said it was a houseful! Those attending were Delbert, Norbert and Jane Sebade, Marsha Lytle, Rosalind Ham, Marilyn Ivers and Landon Peterson. Gerald and Esther Wolford left Wall on Friday, the 10th, to go to Howard to spend the night with Amy and Terry Beers. On Saturday, the drove to Boyd, Minn., to Sarah and Jason Jorgenson’s home to help their great-granddaughter Rachel celebrate her 7th birthday. Grandma Diane Geigle was there also. Wolfords went back to Howard to stay and visit with the Beers, coming home on Monday. Merlin and Mary Jane Doyle went to Rapid City on Saturday. Jim and Steven Doyle were playing in the state softball tournament so they got to watch them play. Later they met Joe and Barb Croell for lunch. Lyle and Viola Williams had company Friday and Saturday with granddaughter Mindy Halvorson and her two daughters, Rylee and Syenna, of Dell Rapids. Sunday was the day for the annual Williams’ family picnic held at Story Book Island Park in Rapid City. Lyle and Viola, Les and Kay were in attendance. A lot of people are enjoying the fresh Colorado peaches that arrived last week at the school. It
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was a fundraiser. We wish to congratulate Dean and Marcine Patterson as they celebrate 50 years of marriage with a dance at the Community Center on Saturday evening, the 25th. “Break Even” is a family band providing the music. News is scarce — No rain to report. No triple digit temperatures to report, which is a good thing! School days are almost here. “The point of having an open mind, like having an open mouth, is to close it on something solid.” ~G.K. Chesterton Submitted by Larry & Peggy Gravatt News is very slim this week. Everyone must be busy moving cows from pasture to pasture and trying to find some hay! Lawrence Burke is pleased to report that he is feeling much better and that his back is on the mend. He’s just following doctor’s orders and taking it easy. Thursday, Terri Ramsdall stopped by and dropped off some greatly appreciated home grown fruits and veggies. Lynn Fields stopped by and dropped off some spray supplies for the Hall tree belt and buildings and Lawrence rode along while Lynn checked his cows and water. They had a nice visit. Clyde stopped by in the afternoon. Freddie Ferguson had a slow week, as he has been fighting frogs in his throat, but starting to sound and feel better. He did enjoy the evening Friday at Cammack’s Appreciation Supper, eating a good steak and getting to visit with friends and neighbors. Mel and Dorothy Anderson attended a family gathering at the Sharon Anderson Ranch near Eagle Butte on Sunday. Thursday, Dorothy and Margee Willey attended WTL Club at the home of Joan Sutton in Rapid City. They of course enjoyed lunch out, too! Charlotte, Katie and Laura Wilsey spent Saturday night at the John and Jean Linn home. They were returning from checking out colleges in Minnesota and Eastern
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Last week’s news Submitted by Shirrise Linn Rod, Baxter, and Skylar Anders and Kirk Cordes traveled to Vermillion, Wednesday, to attend the service for Justin Lineberry who drown in the Missouri River. Carolyn Anders and Twila Trask were in Philip, Friday evening, to attend the service for Irene Fortune. Jim and Myrna Smith visited Lawrence Burke one night this week. Clyde Arneson was a coffee visitor at Lawrence Burke's one day this week. Freddie Ferguson attended the Boneita Springs annual picnic dinner, August 5th. Larry Gravatt picked up granddaughter Sarah Erickson on Monday afternoon to spend a few days. They celebrated her fourth birthday and had lots of fun. On Wednesday, Grandma and Sarah went to Rapid City and picked up grandson Greyson Urban and they all went to Reptile Gardens and Bear Country. Fun was had by all, though I think the two of them together had a lot more energy than Grandma! Sarah and Grey were returned to their rightful owners at the end of the day and I'm sure everyone slept well that night. Peggy was busy the rest of the week working and greeting the bikers, while Larry kept busy fighting fires and cows. Matt and Gina Batie from Rapid City, visited the Johnston ranch. Jim and Myrna Smith visited at the Johnston's, Thursday. Tuesday, Kassandra Linn spent a girls' day out with Becky and Ellie Bruch and Celine and Maria Trask to Rapid City. Peg Ireland visited the Linn's, Tuesday. Tiff Knuppe of New Underwood, accompanied Shirrise, Kassandra, and Laken Linn to Rapid City, Thursday, for errands and lunch. Brian and Misty Walker and family of Union Center, stopped in to see Laken and visit Saturday afternoon. Clyde Arneson stopped by the Linn's for coffee, Sunday morning. All the Trask boys, along with Tom Bruch and Gary Deering, had their annual brother's golf tournament Sunday at the Hart Ranch. Gary and John Paul reportedly came out on top and gladly took all the money. Austin and Joe came in second place. The girls had a day of their own at HQ Sunday. Julie attended the wedding of a previous roommate in McCook, Neb. Pat attended Heather Schell's wedding in Scottsbluff, Neb. He stayed overnight and rode home with Larry Schell before meeting up with the golfers. this week’s news
South Dakota. Shirrise Linn and her girls were in Rapid City on Monday for appointments. Kassandra met up with and then rode home with RoseMary and Maria Trask. Kassandra spent the night with Maria to help her celebrate her 18th birthday. Shirrise and Laken met Melisa Byrne, Denise Miller, Tiff, Connor and Cole Knuppe for lunch. Shane, Launa and Trey Grubl from Opal, visited the Linn’s on Wednesday evening. The Linn girls worked at the Central States Fair, Thursday and Friday, before all of the Linn’s met up with Scott, Ashlyn and Jared Simons for a weekend of camping. Doesn’t sound like a new baby is slowing them down much! Larry and Peggy Gravatt stopped by to see Maria Trask on Tuesday to help her celebrate her birthday. On Friday, Peggy and Larry rode up with Lynn and Sandy Fields to Cammack’s Appreciation Supper and got to visit with their “northern” neighbors. Saturday found them in Rapid City to help grandson Greyson Urban celebrate his 6th birthday at Reptile Gardens. There were two special guests that dropped by to wish him a happy birthday, Mikey the Python and Fluffy the Gator. I think all of the kids and adults enjoyed the day. Thought they would go fishing on Sunday, but the dam didn’t even have a ripple in it. Will have to find a new spot so Peggy can use her new pink fishing pole.
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We enjoyed the entertainment of Slim McNaught and Kim Plender. They did gospel music and poetry. Rev. Ron McLaughlin from the Free Evangelical church of Piedmont, held worship and communion service. Wednesday afternoon, Echo Ridge residents came and visited with friends, and we also had Bingo with Bonnie Elliott, Margaret Larsen, Freddie Ferguson and Verna Maude as our volunteer's. Rev. Wes Weilman from the Community church, held worship service and Marti Aus led our hymn sing. Some of our mornings have been cooler, so we are getting outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. Until next time…May God bless.
If you don’t find me on the farm & ranch, Golden West or hunting in my camo vest; you will find me with the family that I love best!!!!! Happy 40th Birthday Sweetheart and Papa!!!! We love you bunches!!!! Aimee, Macee & Graysen
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mother’s death in his senior year of high school) helping his dad farm and ranch. Jim married Myrna Coleman on November 29, 1952, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip. To this union five children were born. Upon his father’s death in 1956, he purchased the homestead and surrounding land. Jim also added an insurance agency through Missouri Valley Mutual Insurance Company to the farming and ranching operation. He remained an insurance agent for 54 years. In 2005, Jim and Myrna sold the ranch to their son, Bill. They then moved to Philip where they have since resided. Jim served on the Deadman School board and on the ASCS Committee for several years. He was a Farmer’s Union Cooperative member. He belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip. Jim was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership and held the position of financial secretary for over 50 years with the Philip Knights of Columbus. Throughout his life, Jim was a hard worker – proud of his homesteading heritage and dedicated to the land, his family, community, and faith. In spite of health issues, he continued to stay strong up through his last few years. His perseverance was a credit to his character. Grateful for sharing in his life are his wife of 59 years, Myrna Gottsleben; one son, William “Bill” Gottsleben and his wife, Jayne, of Philip; four daughters, Sharon Baxter and her husband, Darwin, of Arvada, Colo., Kathy Gottsleben of Rapid City, Barbara Larsen and her husband, Carl, of Caputa, and Carolyn Brooks and her husband, Jim, of Dupree; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Pekron of Philip, and Ann Pattno and her husband, Tom, of Hastings, Neb. Preceding Jim in death were his parents and a brother-in-law, Henry “Hank” Pekron. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, with Father Kevin Achbach as celebrant. Pall placement will be done by Jessica Larsen, Kara Larsen, Chana Gottsleben and Brittany Brooks. Gift bearers are Tara and Tyana Gottsleben. Eucharistic ministers are Joe Gittings and Lloyd Frein. Altar server are Allison Pekron and Tristen Rush. Ushers are Marvin Eide and Chuck Carstensen. Pallbearers are Zach Baxter, Tim and Dustin Larsen, Lee Brooks, Kevin Coleman and Steve Pekron. Honorary pallbearers are the Knights of Columbus #2679 of Philip and all relatives and friends in attendance. Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip. Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com
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Eleanor Harkin_________________________________
South Dakota Centennial Wagon Train in 1989. They were also involved in many other wagon trains in South Dakota and Nebraska. Her husband, Burnis, preceded her in death on January 17, 1993. Eleanor continued to reside in Interior. Eleanor was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and a former member of the Current Events Club, both of Interior. Survivors include seven sons, Joe Harkin and his wife Shirley of Vancouver, Wash., George Harkin and his wife, Ann, of Denver, Colo., Victor Harkin of Denver, Bill Harkin of Denver, Pat Harkin and his wife, Suzanne, of Model, Colo., Jerry Harkin of Pueblo, Colo., and Ricky Harkin and his wife, Michele, of Model; two daughters, Barbara Manley and her husband, Larry, of Interior, and Mary Beth Perkins and her husband, Scott, of Interior; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Vifquain and his wife, Louella, of Nemo; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, Burnis, Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Victor Vifquain; and a sister, Elizabeth Marshall. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, at the Interior School Gym, with Father Leo Hausmann as celebrant. Music will be provided by Dorothy Shearer, pianist, with congregational hymns. Ushers will be Kevin Kruse, Perry Guptill and Chuck Carlbom. Pallbearers are Joe, George, Victor, Bill, Jerry and Rick Harkin. Interment will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Interior. Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com
James W. “Jim” Gottsleben, age 83 of Philip, S.D., died Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at the Philip Nursing Home. James William Gottsleben was born April 14, 1929, to William and Helen (Gehan) Gottsleben in Pierre. Jim grew up ranching and lived most of his life on the Gottsleben Ranch, which was homesteaded by his grandparents in 1907. Jim graduated from Philip High School in May 1947 and attended Black Hills State University that summer. He began his teaching career at Alfalfa Valley School, located three miles from his home place. He taught there two years followed by another two years at Enterprise School. During this time he lived at home (due to his
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Submitted by Lloyd & Margee Willey Stanley and Kathy McNabb, granddaughters Amelia and Eliza Wilson, Alto, Wyo., and Faye Bryan joined Gary and Connie Cawell, Lancaster, Mo., at the Red Rock for a great visit and lunch. Gary and Connie spent several summers at Faye Bryan’s ranch in the Cedar Butte area where he trained bird dogs, they are now spending late summer training in the Presho area, where pheasants are plentiful. Friday morning, Wanda Hall’s birthday was celebrated with Stanley’s great blueberry pancakes and Kathy’s coffee. Wanda’s birthday was the day before, she reported phone calls from coast to coast. Joining the birthday celebration were Eliza and Amelia Wilson and Faye Bryan. The McNabb granddaughters will finish the week in Wasta and return home on Saturday, the 18th. It has been fun having them in Wasta. They’ve enjoyed riding their grandmother’s horse, Reddie (he is not quite big enough to accumulate both girls at once), but they seem happy to take turns and Reddie appeared to enjoy their time and attention, as well. It was observed Friday that the girls were having fun with Faye and her “mule” named Jenny. It is such a pleasure to have these great kids here! Wednesday, Faye went to Rapid City with Sheila Drees, taking care of errands, some fun with a friend on a cool day and finishing with neighbors, Margee and Lloyd inviting themselves for a supper of “store cooked chicken and salads” and a bottle of wine. Lloyd had a big day in Rapid City also. I had a big day in Rapid City, so these three wise ones combined resources and had a great evening! Faye gave me a super tease about my watering incident. All I will say is that it involved my cat, a kinked hose and a connection too far away to walk to and turn off the water coming into the hose. Well, I unkinked the hose all right, the cat leapt and fled and I leapt and squealed. Faye is still laughing. It seems that the week has been busy. Or is it just with cooler weather the energy level in the air kind of puts a zing in your step! I got the Cal-Nev-Ara bit wrong again — had it ending in “i” not “a”. Apologies to Dick and Gay. The Hadlocks are excellent photographers so I would bet they have many photos to browse through and enjoy again the summer visits from all the family members. News of Marilyn Keyser from Ruby Keyser: Marilyn has been through an incredibly difficult series of treatments to control the cancer found last spring. At this time, she is doing all that she can to regain her strength and is looking forward to a trip to be with family (the end of August) in South Dakota. Marilyn, your courage and determination are admirable! We look forward to seeing you in Wasta! Thursday was WTL Club in Rapid City at Joan Sutton’s home. Dorothy Anderson kindly invited me to ride with her and I never pass an opportunity for a visit and day out with these Elm Springs friends. Present were Kellie Linn, Jean Linn, Margaret Nachtigall, RoseMary Trask, Myrna Smith, Mary Cress, Joan Sutton, Dorothy Anderson and Margee Willey. Business was concluded and time for treats and catching up on family news and summer activities. Another good day. Jean Linn continues to do well after her stroke last spring. It was good to touch base with these gals. A bonus — Shirrise, Kassandra and Laken Linn popped in for a quick hello and while Laken was not happy, we did get a peek at this pretty little baby girl and recent addition (June 30) to the family of Morris, Shirrise and Kassandra Linn. Friday morning, the fire alarm at the fire hall went off and we noticed smoke on the hill to the north. After the fire trucks took off, we drove up the Elm Springs Road to investigate. What we saw was the fire on the east side of the road and a baler and several bales were burning, and quite a large area was scorched and blackened, on Sundquist’s place. Had the wind picked up or shifted the story would have been different and more serious. We appreciate the fire departments for their quick response and neighboring ranchers, who came to help put out the fire. Saturday, Lloyd and I went to Silver City for the third annual Rapid Shifter’s reunion. This club was begun in early 50’s, with Dick Cordes the first presentident of the club. We’ve enjoyed this yearly gettogether and a couple nights spent in Silver City. Anna Lee Humphrey had guests for the Wednesday morning cinnamon roll and coffee, tasty treat time, in the friendship room at Good Samaritan. Daughter Marilyn Stover and husband Carl couldn’t pass on that opportunity! The Humphrey family also planned a Saturday for Anna Lee to be at home for a chicken dinner with daughter Peggy and husband Roger Gilleam from Gillette, Marilyn and Dave Stover of Owanka, and Linda Opstedahl of Union Center. Carl said the day was “a very good one with fried chicken and all the ‘fixings’ and shrimp. Anna Lee enjoyed it so much!” Happy Trails!
Eleanor Harkin, age 93, of Interior, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Eleanor Louise Vifquain was born May 9, 1919, in Springview, Neb., the daughter of Elmer V. and Nellie (Kenaston) Vifquain. She grew up on a farm near Springview, and graduated from Keya Paha High School in Springview, in 1937. As a young lady she worked in Alliance, Neb., as a waitress and also worked at St. Agnes Academy. Eleanor was united in marriage to Burnis J. Harkin on January 21, 1942, in Alliance. They made their home in Alliance for a short time before moving to a dude ranch south of Spearfish. They moved to Rapid City for a short time before moving back to Alliance in 1948. They made their home in Alliance for 10 years before moving to Cheyenne, Wyo., in 1958, where she worked for P.I.E. as a secretary for two years. In June 1960, they moved to Denver, Colo., where she worked for a dry cleaner for three years, and then worked for Blue Cross & Blue Shield until retiring in 1980. In the summer of 1980, Eleanor and Burnis moved to Interior. Eleanor was an avid horsewoman and Eleanor and Burnis rode over 800 miles during the
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50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
August 25, 2012
Wall Community Center Music for listening and dancing for the public will be provided by the “BREAK EVEN” Band 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Families are invited!
Dowling Community Church Memorial Day through Labor Day Service 10:00 a.m. Badlands Cowboy Church Wall Rodeo Grounds Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Evangelical Free Bible Church Wall Ron Burtz, Pastor 279-2867 • www.wallfreechurch.com Wednesdays: Good News Club, 2:45 p.m., Awana 4:45 p.m., Youth Nite, 7:00 p.m.; Sundays: Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowship, 9 a.m., Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m., Women’s Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Interior Community Church Highway 44 East Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Scenic Community Church Pastor Ken Toews Services - 2nd and 4th Sundays 9:00 a.m.; Sept. through May. First Baptist Church New Underwood Pastor James Harbert Bible Study, 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Services, 10:00 a.m. Wall United Methodist Church Pastor Darwin Kopfmann • 279-2359 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Wasta Services Sundays at 8:30 a.m. New Underwood Community Church Pastor Wes Wileman Sunday School 9 a.m.; Adult & Children Service 10 a.m.; Youth Fellowship: Wed. 7 - 8:30 p.m. St. John's Catholic Church New Underwood Father William Zandri Mass: Sundays at 11:00 a.m.; Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Good Samaritan Nursing Home; Reconciliation before Sun. Mass First Evangelical Lutheran Church Wall Pastor Curtis Garland Sunday Service, 9 a.m. Emmanuel Lutheran Church Creighton Services 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
With The Bible
Berean Bible Society PO Box 756 Germantown, WI 53022 www.bereanbiblesociety.org
By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam Three times in Rom. 1:1416, the Apostle Paul uses the phrase “I am,” and each one carries an important message for every true believer in Christ. First he says in Verse 14: “I am debtor” — debtor to all men, to tell them about the saving work of Christ. But why was he indebted to people he had never even seen? For several reasons. First, he had in his hand what they needed to be saved from the penalty and power of sin. If I see a drunkard lying across the railroad track and I do nothing about it, am I not a murderer if he is killed by the train? If I see a man drowning and I have a life buoy in my hand but do not throw it to him, am I not a murderer if he goes down for the last time? If I see millions of lost souls about me and, knowing the message of salvation, do not tell them, am I not guilty if they die without Christ? Further, Paul felt himself a debtor to others, because the Christ who had died for his sins had also died for the sins of others. As he says in II Cor. 5:14,15: “Christ died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves but unto Him who died for them and rose again.” Finally, the Christ who had died for Paul’s sins, had commissioned him to tell others of His saving grace. Thus he says in I Cor. 9:16,17: “Woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel! For… a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.” Paul could say further what every true believer should be able to say: Not, “I am debtor, but,” but rather, “I am debtor… So, as much as in me is I am ready” (Rom. 1:15). He was ready to discharge his debt because he had that with which to discharge it — the wonderful “gospel of the grace of God.” And he did indeed make this message known to others with all that was in him. And now the third “I am”: “I am debtor… so I am ready… for I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth… ” (Ver. 16). Paul was always proud to own Christ as the mighty Savior from sin. Do you know Christ as your Savior? Do you tell others about Him?
It’s A Girl!
Maeve Louise Wersal
St. Patrick's Catholic Church • Wall Rev. Leo Hausmann Masses: Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. Weekdays refer to Bulletin St. Margaret Church • Lakeside Mass: Saturday 7 p.m. even number months or Sunday 10 a.m. odd number months Holy Rosary Church • Interior Mass: Saturday 7 p.m. odd number months or Sunday 10 a.m. even number months
TDM Excavation & Heavy Haul
Cell: 685-3283 • Wall
•Trackhoe •Trenching •Repair Dams & Roads •Heavy Haul Trailer •Dozer •Site Cleanup
Todd Sieler
Born: March 30, 2012 Weight: 9 lbs. 10 oz. 23” Parents: Nick & Emie Wersal, St. Louise Park, MN Maternal Grandparents: Gale & T ammie Crown, Wall Paternal Grandparents: Greg & Barb Wersal, Eagle Lake, MN Maternal Great-Grandparents: Merle & Verle Crown Matt & Patsy Bryan Paternal Great-Grandparents: Rodney & Mary Wersal Raymond & Madeline Black
Wall Bldg. Center
279-2158 Wall, SD
De's Tire & Muffler
279-2168 Wall, SD
Wall Drug Store
Call 279-2565 to be a sponsor on this church directory.
Rush Funeral Home
Chapels in Philip, Wall & Kadoka Jack, Gayle & D.J. Rush
Classified Advertising
CLASSIFIED RATE: $6.50 minimum for first 20 words; 10¢ per word thereafter; included in the Pennington County Courant, the Profit, & The Pioneer Review, as well as on our website: www.pioneer-review.com. CARD OF THANKS: Poems, Tributes, Etc. … $6.50 minimum for first 20 words; 10¢ per word thereafter. Each name and initial must be counted separately. Included in the Pennington County Courant and the Profit. NOTE: $2.00 added charge for bookkeeping and billing on all charges. DISPLAY AD RATE: $8.00 per column inch, included in the Pennington County Courant and the Profit. $5.55 per column inch for the Pennington County Courant only. PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, or any intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
Pennington County Courant • August 23, 2012 •
LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South and North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes.com. FOR SALE: 250 acres of standing corn, to be baled or cut for silage. Milesville, SD. Call 8592943 or 685-5157. P36-tfn WANTED: Pasture for up to 100 cows or would like to rent grass. Call 837-2589. K50-4tc FOR SALE: 2006 7’x22’ 4-horse Featherlite trailer, in excellent condition with dual 7,000 lb. axles. Aluminum with white smooth skin all enclosed horse trailer. 3x6 tack room and only one solid stud stall divider up front and the rest is open. $15,995. More than $1,000 below book value. Please call Lynette at 454-6914. PR50-3tc
THE WALL AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, reliable individual to work part-time. Must be 18 with a high school diploma. Please contact Mandi at 2792156 ext. 2110 for more information. Deadline is August 31st. PW36-2tc HELP WANTED: Full-time & part-time starting August 13th at Rock ’N Roll Lanes, Philip. Call 859-2355 for more information. P33-tfn GREAT SUMMER JOB! Sales experience preferred but will train. Salary plus commission. Possibility of up to $12.00 per hour wage. Housing is supplied in Wall. You will make great wages, meet lots of people and have fun. Position available May 1, 2012. Apply at GoldDiggers on Mt. Rushmore Road in Rapid City or call factory at 348-8108 or fax resumé to 348-1524. P14-tfn
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HOUSE FOR SALE IN PHILIP: Make an offer! 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, dining room, appliances, fenced back yard. 859-2483 or 859-3095 or leave messge. PR52-tfn HOUSE FOR SALE, LOCATED AT 607 SUNSHINE DRIVE, PHILIP: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2100 sq. ft. home on a large lot located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Has attached 2-car garage, storage shed, large deck and an underground sprinkler system which operates off a private well. Contact Bob Fugate, Philip, at 8592403 (home) or 515-1946 (cell). P24-tfn
FOR SALE: 1978 Chevy Silverado 4x4; 1973 Winnebago 5th wheel – ready to roll. Call 2792222. PR51-2tc FOR SALE: 60 ft. boom spray truck. Call 685-4085, Jeremy Noteboom. P36-2tc FOR SALE: 1987 3/4 ton Chevy pickup, $1100. Call 685-4085, Jeremy Noteboom. P36-2tc FOR SALE: 1978 1-ton Chevy pickup, $750. Call 685-4085, Jeremy Noteboom. P36-2tc
HOUSING SEARCH STATE-WIDE apartment listings, sorted by rent, location and other options. www.sdhousingsearch.com SOUTH DAKOTA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. NOTICES ADOPTIONS CARING AND DEVOTED - Married Couple will provide loving and stable home for your newborn baby. All expenses paid. For information please call 1888-728-5746, Carolyn and Todd. AUCTION VOGEL FARMS - Feed, Livestock, and Haying Equipment Auction. Saturday, Sept. 8, 1 pm, Onaka, SD, www.mandrauction.com, www.sdauctions.com, M&R Auctions, Gary 605-769-1181, Lewis, 605-281-1067, Sam 605-7690088, Home 605-948-2333, Kevin Vogel 605-281-0336. CERTIFIED SEED RESEL RANCH REGISTERED IDEAL seed 96 germ. Overland seed 98 germ certified. Available immediately. Call Dale 605-2040217, Ryan 605-870-2515 or Mick 605-530-1895. Permit number 56510. FOR SALE DECOY BAR WEBSTER, SD turnkey business, remodeled sports bar, hot spot for fishermen and hunters, busiest place in town. Vander Linden Properties 605-380-8240 ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details. EMPLOYMENT PLANNING & ZONING DIRECTOR/Building Inspector for HUGHES COUNTY, full time. Opportunity for organized, innovative, dedicated, good natured and self motivated individual to guide county development efforts. Salary $18.23/hr DOQ. Contact your local Dept of Labor or Karla Pickard, 605-773-7477, Hughes County Courthouse. Closes Oct. 5. EOE. DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION is taking applications for full-time Douglas County Highway Superintendent. Must have valid Class A Driver’s License. Experience in road/bridge construction/maintenance preferred. For application contact: Douglas County Auditor (605) 724-2423. MAINTENANCE MECHANIC position located in Sioux Falls. Preventative maintenance on trucks/trailers used to haul fuel. Send resume: Harms Oil Company, Attention: Human Resources, Box 940, Brookings SD 57006. PIERRE AREA REFERRAL SERVICE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR This full-time position is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. For more details and an application: http://www.pierreareareferral.org. GOSS COMMUNITY WEB PRESS operator opening in Mobridge, SD. Live, work and play on the largest sub-impoundment lake of the Missouri River. Call Larry Atkinson, 605-230-0161 or 800594-9418.
TO GIVE AWAY: A sectional sofa with a built-in sleeper and two recliners. One recliner needs reupholstering and leg lift repair. Call 859-2429 if interested. Can be seen at 608 Sunshine Drive in Philip. PR52-2tp
FOR RENT: 1 bedroom apartment in Philip, $275/month plus deposit. Call 391-3992. PR45-tfn APARTMENTS: Spacious one bedroom units, all utilities included. Young or old. Need rental assistance or not, we can house you. Just call 1-800-481-6904 or stop in the lobby and pick up an application. Gateway Apartments, Kadoka. WP32-tfn
ROUGH COUNTRY SPRAYING: Specializing in controlling Canada thistle on rangeland. ATV application. ALSO: prairie dogs. Call Bill at 669-2298. PR41-23tp HILDEBRAND STEEL & CONCRETE: ALL types of concrete work. Rich, Colleen and Haven Hildebrand. Toll-free: 1-877867-4185; Office: 837-2621; Rich, cell: 431-2226; Haven, cell: 490-2926; Jerry, cell: 488-0291. K36-tfn TETON RIVER TRENCHING: For all your rural water hookups, waterline and tank installation and any kind of backhoe work, call Jon Jones, 843-2888, Midland. PR20-52tp BACKHOE AND TRENCHING: Peters Excavation, Inc. Excavation work of all types. Call Brent Peters, 837-2945 or 381-5568 (cell). K3-tfn GRAVEL: Screened or rock. Call O'Connell Construction Inc., 859-2020, Philip. P51-tfn WEST RIVER EXCAVATION will do all types of trenching, ditching and directional boring work. See Craig, Diana, Sauntee or Heidi Coller, Kadoka, SD, or call 837-2690. Craig cell: 390-8087, Sauntee cell: 390-8604; wrex@gwtc.net K50-tfn
DAKOTA MILL & GRAIN is looking for a Commercial Applicator for its Murdo, SD location. Class A CDL w/clean record. Competitive wage w/benefits. Call Jack at 381-0031 or stop in at the Elevator and talk with Doug. WP52-2tc DAY CARE IN INTERIOR needs a manager and helpers. Call Linda Livermont, 433-5323, or send resumé to: Box 63, Interior, SD 57750. P37-2tp Part-time HELP WANTED: cashier, 2-10 shift. Friendly, positive work environment, flexible schedule. Permanent position. Must be 21. Apply at Kadoka Gas & Go. K37-2tc GREGORIAN INC. in Lemmon, SD, is seeking a full-time welder. Excellent starting wage. Includes benefits such as group health and life insurance, profit sharing, and paid vacation. Call 3743841 or 1-800-658-5534 or send resumé to: Gregorian Inc., PO Box 209, Lemmon, SD 57638. Equal Opportunity Employer. P37-2tc PART-TIME FALL HELP WANTED at the Wall Golf Course. Call Stan at 381-2861. WP51-tfn WAITRESS NEEDED at Red Rock Restaurant in Wall. Call Lori at 279-2387. WP51-3tc HELP WANTED: Cook/clean/ stock, 9-5 shift, 2-3 days a week, some weekends, flexible schedule, permanent position. Apply at Kadoka Gas & Go. K37-2tc GREGORIAN INC. in Lemmon, SD, is seeking a full-time forming and finisher. Excellent starting wage. Includes benefits such as group health and life insurance, profit sharing, and paid vacation. Call 374-3841 or 1800-658-5534 or send resumé to: Gregorian Inc., PO Box 209, Lemmon, SD 57638. Equal Opportunity Employer. P37-2tc
FOR SALE: Full size Yamaha electric organ (double keyboard) and bench. Instruction book and sheet music included. Excellent condition. Asking $150. 4626238. PR52-3tc FOR SALE: Alto Saxophone. Yamaha YAS 23. New pads recently, great condition. Checked over by Haggerty’s last month. Comes with alto sax case, neck strap, cork grease, cleaning pieces. Call 859-3271. PR52-2tc FOR SALE: Maytag washing machine, very good condition, $135. Call 279-2858. WP51-2tc FOR SALE: Round table with (4) chairs, dark wood stain; futon; chest of drawers. Call 279-2222. PR51-2tc FOR SALE: Rope horse halters with 10’ lead rope, $15 each. Call 685-3317 or 837-2917. K44-tfn
FOR SALE: 2009 Polaris 500 ATV, 4WD, purchased Sept. ’09 and rode very little due to health. Excellent shape. Call 843-2516 or 515-3150. PR52-2tc FOR SALE: 1997 Polaris 6x6 w/plow, rebuilt engine, new chains and sprockets, $5,600. Call 685-4085, Jeremy Noteboom. P36-2tc
NOTICE: There will be a Hoffman family reunion, Sept. 8th at the Quinn Community Center. Lunch will be potluck. WP52-2tc VENDORS WANTED for Philip’s annual craft show, September 8th. Call Julie at 441-9305. P37-3tc
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FOR SALE: Pullet hens, started laying. Call 484-5411. PR52-2tp LOOKING TO BUY a half or full quarter (80 or 160 acres) of farm/ranch land, preferably Cheyenne river bottom with some tillable acres, but would consider other areas as well. If interested, send me an email at riave13@yahoo.com P37-1tp TRAILER TIRES FOR SALE: Get ready for fall hauling! 12-ply, 235/85/16R. $155 mounted (limited quantities available). Les’ Body Shop, 859-2744, Philip. P27-tfn
FOR RENT OR SALE: Two bedroom home with garage, located on Wood Ave. in Philip. Call 4845409. PR52-2tp LOCATION! PRICE! Central air/heat, country kitchen, 3 bdrm house for sale. 2 garages, sun porch. 700 9th St., Kadoka. 8371611. K35-tfn FOR SALE: 3 bedroom + office, 11/2 bath mobile home, $17,000. Call 685-4085, Jeremy Noteboom, Philip. P36-2tc HOUSE FOR SALE: 307 Myrtle Ave., Philip, SD. 3 bedroom, 11/2 bath. Open concept with laminate hardwood floors, stainless steel fridge and stove and washer/dryer all included. New roof, windows and front deck. Large fenced-in backyard with storage shed and covered concrete patio. Close to school. Call 859-2470, leave a message if no answer. P36-4tc MOBILE HOME FOR SALE: 1999 Redman 28’x72’ 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 150’x75’ lot, shed, double carport, Midland. Call Paula, 441-6967. $49,500 (negotiable). K50-4tp
A big thank you to all my family, friends and neighbors who sent emails, called me on the phone or sent a card and gift for my birthday card shower. It was good to hear from so many people and I will have great memories of this special day. Thanks Again! Gene Crosbie Thanks to all for their prayers, visits, food, cleaning, cooking and helping with whatever tasks needed to be done to fulfill Arnold’s wish to stay at home. Many thanks to the family members and two special friends with nursing skills who helped so much during the last days of Arnold’s life. The Union Center Baptist Church is to be thanked for providing a wonderful place for the family to gather and share a meal together. Thanks to the ladies who served the delicious meal before the service. Thanks to the CMCCC people who set up the many tables and chairs and handled the parking. Also thanks to Monica and the Bull Creek Café crew that served a great lunch, and to all the friends that brought desserts, as well as to the Circuit Riders, Pastor Harold Delbridge and pianist, Sylvia Rhoden. A very special thanks to Berniece Arney for all you have done for our family and we all appreciate your continued support. You are a true blessing to our family. Most of all, I want to thank my family for helping get everything organized and for really coming together to give their Dad a meaningful send-off. Thanks to Marion and Darlene, Cliff and Judy, Dixie and Dave, Ron and Tonya, Stanley and Glenda, Kenny and Cindy, Marlene and Paul, Beverly and Wade, and Bonnie and Steve. Thank you, God bless all of you, Elsie Matt Thank you to the Philip Fire Dept for their quick response to our fire on our property south of Philip. Thanks for being there when we needed you. We appreciate all you do. Clayton & Charlene Kjerstad Brennan & Laurie Kjerstad
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Public Notices
MINUTES August 7, 2012 A meeting of the Pennington County Board of Commissioners was held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, in the Commissioners' meeting room of the Pennington County Courthouse. Chairperson Lyndell Petersen called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. with the following Commissioners present: Ron Buskerud, Ken Davis, Don Holloway and Nancy Trautman. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA MOVED by Davis and seconded by Trautman to continue Planning & Zoning Item 16 H, Appeal of Conditional Use Permit CU 12-17, to the next meeting at the request of Jeff Sughrue of the Silver City VFD. Vote: Unanimous. MOVED by Buskerud and seconded by Davis to approve the agenda as amended. Vote: Unanimous. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS The following items have been placed on the Consent Agenda for action to be taken by a single vote of the Board of Commissioners. Any item may be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate consideration. MOVED by Davis and seconded by Buskerud to approve Consent Agenda Items 5-7 as presented. Vote: Unanimous. 5. Approve the minutes of the July 17, 2012, Board of Commissioners’ meeting. 6. Approve the vouchers listed at the end of the minutes for expenditures for insurance, professional services, publications, rentals, supplies, repairs, maintenance, travel, conference fees, utilities, furniture and equipment totaling $521,943.33. 7. Accept the official returns of the organizational election of the Deer Creek Lane Road District and issue the Order for Organization and Incorporation effective with taxing authority for the 2012 tax year and after. ORDER FOR ORGANIZATION AND INCORPORATION OF THE Deer Creek Lane Road DISTRICT PENNINGTON COUNTy, SOUTH DAKOTA WHEREAS, the Official Return from the organizational election indicates the desire of the majority of the qualified voters voting in the proposed area to organize the Deer Creek Lane Road District. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED, the Pennington County Commissioners declare that the Deer Creek Lane Road District is organized as a governmental subdivision of the State of South Dakota and a public body, corporate and political to be effective with taxing authority for the 2012 tax year and after. BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that the Deer Creek Lane Road District be described as follows: Lots 3-11 of Melcor Acres subdivision, BHM, Pennington County, SD. Dated this 7th day of August, 2012. /s/ Lyndell Petersen, Chairperson Pennington County Board of Commissioners ATTEST: (SEAL) /s/ Julie A. Pearson, Auditor End of Consent Agenda 8. Shining Star Recognition – Katria & Monika Hotz: Ray Bubb, Division Chief, SD Department of Agriculture Wildland Fire Suppression Division, presented an award to Katria and Monika Hotz for helping control a fire on Sheridan Lake Road on July 19, 2012. 9. Presentation of a Favorable Petition Regarding the South Rochford Road Reconstruction Project – Representative Mike Verchio 10. Pennington County Campus Expansion Project Update – Mike Kuhl Fy2013 PENNINGTON COUNTy BUDGET - Commissioner Davis A. New Employee Requests – LE, ESCC, EM, HHS, ITS B. Sheriff Office Employee Moves C. Assistant to – Emergency Management/County Fire D. Assistant to – Extension E. Health Care Trust Fund F. County General Levy G. Other Commission Requests/Concerns MOVED by Davis and seconded by Buskerud to not hire any new employees (FTEs) and cut a maximum of $600,000 out of the FY2013 budget. The motion failed 3-2 on a roll call vote: Buskerud yes, Davis – yes, Holloway – no, Trautman - no, Petersen – no. ITEMS FROM SHERIFF A. Records Management System Contract / Purchase: MOVED by Buskerud and seconded by Trautman to authorize the signing of the contract with Zuercher Technologies for a new records management system. Vote: Unanimous. ITEMS FROM HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES A. Request by Minnehaha County to Utilize the Pennington County Welfare Software Program through Client Manager: MOVED by Trautman and seconded by Buskerud to cooperate with Minnehaha County by providing a copy of the Pennington County Welfare software program and further moved that no support will be provided. Vote: Unanimous. ITEMS FROM HIGHWAy DEPARTMENT A. Sunset Ranch Road District Request: MOVED by Buskerud and seconded by Davis that the Highway Superintendent and Chief Deputy State’s Attorney work with Dustin Born, president of the Sunset Ranch Road District Board of Trustees, on an agreement and resolution for county maintenance of a portion of 156th Avenue that borders the road district boundary. Vote: Unanimous. MOVED by Buskerud and seconded by Davis to take a short break. Vote: Unanimous. The Board recessed from 10:25 until 10:37 a.m. PLANNING & ZONING CONSENT AGENDA
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no, Trautman – no, Petersen – no. MOVED by Holloway and seconded by Davis to approve Conditional Use Permit / CU 12-15 with eight conditions recommended by Planning staff, amending Condition #8 so the CUP is reviewed in six months instead of twelve months. The motion carried 4-1 on a roll call vote: Petersen – yes, Trautman – yes, Holloway – yes, Davis – yes, Buskerud – no. 1. That a minimum of three (3) offstreet parking spaces be provided and each parking space shall not be less than 162 square feet, nor less than nine feet (9’) by eighteen feet (18’), surfaced with gravel, concrete or asphalt and maintained in a dust free manner; 2. That prior to the approval of this Conditional Use Permit, a Building Permit shall be obtained for the deck. A penalty will be assessed to the cost of the permit; 3. That the address be properly posted on both the residence and at the approach so it is visible in both directions in accordance with Pennington County’s Ordinance #20; 4. That the applicant complies with South Dakota Administrative Rule 44:02:08, which regulates Vacation Home Rentals; 5. That the applicant obtain all the necessary permits from the State pertaining to the use of the Vacation Home Rental; 6. That the applicant complies with the Performance Standards outlined in Section 319 of the Zoning Ordinance, which regulates Vacation Home Rentals; 7. That this Conditional Use Permit not be valid until the applicant signs the Statement of Understanding, which is available at the Planning Office; and, 8. That this Conditional Use Permit be reviewed in six (6) months or on a complaint basis to verify that all conditions of approval are being met. H. Appeal of Conditional Use Permit / CU 12-17: ARC Business Ventures/Penny and Jon Fosheim. To allow for a Vacation Home Rental in a Suburban Residential District in accordance with Sections 208, 319, and 510 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. (This item was continued to the August 21, 2012, meeting during approval of the agenda) Lots 1-3, Block 11, Silver City, Section 31, T2N, R5E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. EXECUTIVE SESSION per SDCL 1-252 A. Contractual/Litigation per SDCL 125-2(3) B. Personnel Issue per SDCL 1-252(1): MOVED by Davis and seconded by Buskerud to convene in executive session after a ten minute recess. Vote: Unanimous. The Board remained in executive session from 11:55 a.m. until 1:12 p.m. MOVED by Trautman and seconded by Buskerud to adjourn from executive session. Vote: Unanimous. AUDITOR’S ACCOUNT OF THE TREASURER To the Pennington County Board of Commissioners, I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the County Treasurer as of July 17, 2012: Total balances of checking/savings accounts, $29,186,471.52; Total balance of Treasurer’s Office safe cash, $9,100.00; Total certificates of deposit, $2,573,891.97 Total Prime Value Investment, $2,037,599.54; Total petty cash, $111,470.00; Total Cash Items Paid, $5.00; Total Cash Items, $1,997.30; Total long/short, (483.97); Total, $33,920,051.36. Submitted by Lori Wessel, Deputy Auditor. PAyROLL Commissioners, 9,411.50; Human Resources, 4,585.67; Elections, 15,117.21; Auditor - liens, 2,739.44; Auditor, 16,056.28; Treasurer, 47,541.87; Data Processing - General, 41,982.77; State's Attorney, 146,986.58; Public Defender, 93,940.19; Juvenile Diversion, 7,576.39; Victim's Assistance, 5,203.66; Buildings & Grounds, 102,515.32; Equalization, 65,717.78; Register of Deeds, 24,429.10; Sheriff, 340,030.02; Service Station, 8,262.78; HIDTA Grant, 8,323.89; Jail, 472,854.66; Jail Work Program, 4,266.46; Hill City Law, 12,430.12; Keystone Law, 5,417.29; New Underwood – Law, 4,342.23; School Liaison, 16,729.20; Wall Law, 12,989.79; JSC Teachers, 22,501.95; Home Detention, 8,389.88; JAIG/JSC, 10,827.87; Alcohol & Drug, 150,760.61; Friendship House, 45,414.99; Economic Assistance, 59,245.67; Mental & Alcohol-SAO, 7,775.38; Mental & Alcohol-HHS, 3,508.25; Extension, 4,280.16; Weed & Pest, 17,991.74; Mountain Pine Beetle, 10,261.25; Planning and Zoning, 25,434.04; Water Protection, 5,849.00; Ordinance, 3,508.25; Juvenile Services Center, 233,474.29; Highway, 189,035.30; Fire Administration, 6,317.22; Dispatch, 168,330.18; Emergency Management, 5,075.92; Emergency Management, 805.28; 24-7 Program, 19,560.47; PCCCC Building Projects, 3,519.34. PERSONNEL Health & Human Services: Effective 7/16/2012 - M. Semmler, $3681.61. Auditor/Elections: Effective 7/1/2012 N. Teal, $14.74/hr. State’s Attorney: Effective 7/27/2012 – K. Groote, $4696.67. Public Defender: Effective 8/20/2012 – S. MacNally, $4696.00. VOUCHERS AT&T, 12.81; AT&T Mobility, 1,113.98; B&H Asphalt Maint, Inc, 64,544.00; BH Power Inc, 8,921.89; Carol Butzman, 30,000.00; CBM Food Service, 33,486.30; City Of Box Elder, 261.13; City Of Hill City, 15.50; City Of Rapid CityWater, 2292.07; City Of Wall, 127.00; Executive Mgmt Finance Office, 20.00; First Administrators, 330,338.83; First Interstate Bank, 6,499.65; Golden West Co, 1570.67; Kieffer Sanitation, 1836.15; Knology, 8417.52; Montana Dakota Utilities, 3,124.08; Mt Rushmore Telephone, 102.20; Qwest Communications, 4.25; Qwest Corp, 7,836.67; Rapid Valley Sanitary District, 89.24; Red River Service Corp, 49.48; SD Risk Pool, 967.00; Tessiers, 42,449.98; Verizon, 6,263.16; Walker Refuse, 107.25; Wal-Mart Community, 37.34; West River Electric, 1,328.59; Wright Express FSC, 368.58. ADJOURN MOVED by Holloway and seconded by Buskerud to adjourn the meeting. Vote: Unanimous. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 1:12 p.m. Julie A. Pearson, Auditor
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Published August 23, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $156.68. council input on property cleanup abatement. Letters have been sent to 4 separate properties, three times and no response or cleanup has occurred with the deadline date having been reached. The council requested a report of estimated time to clean each property before they made a decision. If the city cleans up the properties, the owners would be billed and fees would be added to their taxes if they do not pay. Wally Hoffman, president of the Eastern Pennington County Ambulance District voiced concerns over the proposed lease agreement for the building and equipment about whether there are any repairs needed before they entered into the agreement. Other concerns from the EMTs included how the insurance would be handled as the building was originally set up to share 50/50 with the fire department. Suggestions included keeping the insurance under the city and bill each department accordingly. Actual usage as well as utility usage should be adjusted as the 50/50 may not be applicable anymore. The sewer issues at 215 W Fifth Street have been resolved with the sewer main being relined. There should not be any more issues as no major defects were found. The sewer lagoon project was discussed. Several man holes going over the hill are in very bad condition and the engineer’s suggestion was to include them in the project and do the whole thing at once with the total cost estimate at $770,000. If the city should try to get on the state water plan to get funding, it would require an initial outlay of around $10,000 to generate a facility plan and then the likelihood of receiving funds was questionable. There is currently $225,000 in the sewer reserve and approximately $546,000 in the waste water money market, so funding it is not completely out of the question. The council requested that the engineer be present at the next meeting to give more information. Motion by S Anderson, second by M Anderson to authorize opening bids for the airport snow blower and to approve the previous appointed committee to accept bids. Motion carried. The cost is $200,000 and the city’s portion is 2%. The blower can only be used within the City under extreme emergencies. Budget for 2013CY was discussed. The council accepted the Pennington County Sheriff’s office budget request of $103,600.00. Motion by S Anderson, second by Hustead to approve 1st reading of 12-05, 2013 Budget with the Finance Committee meeting prior to the September meeting to further refine the budget. Motion carried. Motion by S Anderson, second by Hustead to approve 1st reading of ordinance 12-06, amend sign ordinance. Motion carried. Motion by S Anderson, second by Hustead to approve July 9th and 26th city council minutes. Motion carried. Motion by Dunker, second by S Anderson to approve the June Ambulance minutes. Motion carried. Motion by S Anderson, second by M Anderson to approve paying the 2011 budget funds for Wall Health Service that were put in reserves and their 2012 budget funds for a total of $10,000.00. Motion carried. Motion by Dunker, second by M Anderson to approve the remaining August City of Wall bills. Motion carried. AUGUST 9, 2012 CITy BILLS AIR HON LTD, casters for chair carts in CC, 96.00; SYLER ANDERS, water aerobics contract labor, 710.00; ASSOCIATED SUPPLY CO, vacuum cart for pool, 2,506.61; BADLANDS AUTOMOTIVE, fuel pump on white pickup, 556.47; BANYON DATA SYSTEM, software support, 770.00; BLACK HILLS CHEMICAL, CC paper towels-toilet paper-hand soap, 684.85; BROSZ ENGINEERING, INC, airport engineering for building, 1,032.24; BUTLER MACHINERY CO., Pinion seal on loader, 824.55; CENTURY GLASS COMPANY, new windows in Community center, 15,872.00; CROWN OIL, gasoline, 1,575.20; DAKOTA BACKUP, backup service, 167.10; DAKOTA BUSINESS CENTER, copier contract for new printer, 80.00; DAKOTA MILL & GRAIN, spray chemical, 71.25; E-FREE BIBLE CHURCH, CC deposit refund, 75.00; ENERGY LABORATORIES, water testing, 100.00; FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, ach fees, 12.40; FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, sales tax, 424.28; GOLDEN WEST TELE, CC phone, 512.60; GRIMM'S PUMP, potable water pump repair, 156.01; LARRY GRAVATT, ambulance district formation contract, 2,632.19; GUNDERSON, PALMER, GOODSELL, advice on Ambulance district issues, 2,757.50; LOY HAMM, CC deposit refund, 60.00; HARVEY'S LOCK SHOP, repair GH storage door & office to meeting room door, 293.78; HAWKINS, INC, pool water treatment, 3,825.71; HD SUPPLY WATERWORKS, new head for T Husteads meter, 80.09; THE HEALTH POOL OF SD, Anderson's Ins, 94.00; KENS REFRIGERATION, INC, reclaim AC unit at Well #4 for disposal, 71.43; JIM KITTERMAN, reimbursement for insurance, 414.61; LURZ PLUMBING, sewer repair at community center, 178.57; NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS INC, sprinkler heads for S. Blvd, 130.36; ONE CALL STYSTEMS, INC., locate requests, 6.66; PENN. COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, 3rd qrt contract service for LE, 25,017.50; PENNINGTON CO. TREASURER, Ambulance district election, 1,000.00; PENNINGTON COUNTY COURANT, publishings, 613.17; PETTY CASH, postagestamps, 137.96; POSTMASTER, office stamps, 346.00; POWER HOUSE, fuel pump assembly for welder, 20.60; QUINN COMMUNITY CENTER, deposit for CC for election, 30.00; RAPID DELIVERY INC, shipping for water samples, 64.80; S.D. ASSN OF RURAL WATER SYSTE, camera 4 blocks of sewer line, 550.00; SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, water testing, 620.00; SERVALL UNIFORM, CC rugs, 53.49; SUMMIT SIGNS, replacing street signs for west side, 523.00; TLC ELECTRIC, INC, upgrading and repairing the celebration panel afte, 2,611.36; WALKER NAPA, oil, 15.96; WALKER RE-
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The following items have been placed on the Consent Agenda for action to be taken on all items by a single vote of the Board of Commissioners. Any item may be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate action. MOVED by Davis and seconded by Buskerud to approve Planning & Zoning Consent Agenda Items A-E as presented. Vote: Unanimous. A The Spring Creek Watershed Management and Project Implementation Plan: Approve the Payment Application for Jeff Liddell, SPC2011PC63, in the amount of $3,097.40. B. The Spring Creek Watershed Management and Project Implementation Plan: Authorize the Chairperson’s signature on a cost share letter to the City of Hill City. C. Planned Unit Development Review / PU 02-03: James Buchanan: To review a Planned Unit Development to allow 29 residential lots and a day-use retreat center in accordance with Section 213 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. S1/2S1/2NE1/4, E1/2SE1/4, E1/2NW1/4SE1/4, Section 8 and the S1/2SW1/4NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, and the balance of NE1/4SW1/4, W1/2SW1/4 and Lot A of the NE1/4 SW1/4, Section 9, T1S, R6E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. Approve the Planning Commission recommendation to continue the review of Planned Unit Development / PU 02-03 to the August 21, 2012, Board of Commissioners’ meeting. D. Minor Plat / PL 12-27 and Subdivision Regulations Variance / SV 12-10: Roger and Debbie Sieck. To combine two lots in order to create Lot 1R of Melchert Ranch Subdivision and to waive platting requirements in accordance with Sections 700.1 and 400.3 of the Pennington County Subdivision Regulations. EXISTING LEGAL: Lots 1 and 2, Melchert Ranch Subdivision, Section 15, T2N, R3E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. PROPOSED LEGAL: Lot 1R, Melchert Ranch Subdivision, Section 15, T2N, R3E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. Approve Subdivision Regulations Variance / SV 12-10 to waive topographic information to be provided at a five (5) foot contour interval, to waive the Section Line to be improved to Ordinance 14 Standards, to waive the dedication of an eight (8) foot utility and minor drainage easement outside of the platted access easement on the south property line of Lot 1R, to waive engineered road construction plans to be provided, and to waive road improvements to be made to Melchert Ranch Road; and, approve Minor Plat / PL 12-27 with the following eight (8) conditions: 1. That prior to Minor Plat approval, the applicant shall improve the Section Line Right-of-Way to Ordinance 14 Standards or else obtain an approved Subdivision Regulations Variance waiving this requirement; 2. That eight (8) foot utility and minor drainage easements be dedicated on the interior sides of all lot lines or an approved Subdivision Regulations Variance be obtained waiving this requirement; 3. That prior to Minor Plat approval, the applicant provide engineered road construction plans for any road improvements to be made or else a Subdivision Regulations Variance be obtained waiving this requirement; 4. That prior to Minor Plat approval, the applicant improve Melchert Ranch Road to Low Density Residential Local/Collector Road Standards, including 66 feet of right-ofway (or easement) with a 24-foot-wide, 4inch-graveled driving surface, or else a surety be posted for the road improvements or an approved Subdivision Regulations Variance be obtained waiving this requirement; 5. That the Certifications on the plat be in accordance with Section 400.3.1.n of the Pennington County Subdivision Regulations; 6. That an approved Floodplain Development Permit be obtained prior to any work being conducted within the boundaries of the 100year floodplain for Rapid Creek; 7. That the title of the plat be changed in accordance with the comments received from the Register of Deeds; 8. That at the time of submittal for the Minor Plat, the plat meets all the requirements of Section 400.2 of the Pennington County Subdivision Regulations, including the Plat to be scaled at not more than one (1) inch equals one hundred (100) feet, and topographic information be provided of the subject property at five (5) foot contour intervals or the applicant obtains an approved Subdivision Regulations Variance waiving any of these requirements that are not met. E. Preliminary Plat / PL 12-13: Marv and Chris Matkins. To create Lots 1, 2, and 3 of Matkins Addition #9 in accordance with Section 400.2 of the Pennington County Subdivision Regulations. EXISTING LEGAL: That Pt of GL 24 Lying S Of Hwy 16 Less Lots 3,4 and 5 Of Mewonitoc Lode Sub., Less Lot 4 Bar Placer MS 824, Less Lot 1R, 4, and 5 of Matkins Addn #6 and Less Row, Section 30, T1S, R5E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. PROPOSED LEGAL: Lots 1, 2, and 3 of Matkins Addition #9, Section 30, T1S, R5E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. To deny without prejudice Preliminary Plat / PL 12-13 pursuant to Planning Commission recommendation. End of Consent Agenda Items. ITEMS FROM PLANNING & ZONING F. The Spring Creek Watershed Management and Project Implementation Plan – Advisory Group: MOVED by Holloway and seconded by Trautman to postpone this item indefinitely. Vote: Unanimous. G. Appeal of Conditional Use Permit / CU 12-15: Kari Fruechte: To allow for a Vacation Home Rental in a Limited Agriculture District in accordance with Sections 206, 319, and 510 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. Lot 1, Block 3, Pactola Estates, Section 17, T1N, R5E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. MOVED by Buskerud and seconded by Trautman to uphold the Planning Commission decision to deny Conditional Use Permit / CU 12-15 without prejudice. The motion failed 4-1 on a roll call vote: Buskerud – yes, Davis – no, Holloway –
AUGUST 9, 2012 6:30PM The Wall City Council met for a regular meeting August 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm in the Community Center meeting room. Members Present: Dave Hahn, Mayor; Rick Hustead, Councilman; Bill Leonard, Councilman; Mike Anderson, Councilman; Stan Anderson, Councilman Others Present: Carolynn Anderson, Finance Officer; Jeff Clark, Public Works Director; Lindsey Hildebrand, Chamber/Assistant FO; Lt. Corey Brubakken and Sergeant Dan Wardle, Pennington County Sheriff; Laurie Hindman, Pennington Co. Courant; Pandi Pittman; Wally Hoffman; Juanita Schroeder; Eldon Helms; Kent Jordan; Scott Eisenbraun, Rusty Olney, Grady Crew Absent: Jerry Morgan, Councilman (All action taken in the following minutes carried by unanimous vote unless otherwise stated.) Motion by Hustead, second by Dunker to approve the agenda. Motion carried. Lt. Corey Brubakken presented the police report. There was increased presence during celebration. Brubakken introduced Sergeant, Dan Wardle and commented that a new deputy for Wall is in training and will hopefully be ready for duty by mid November. Motion by Dunker, second by Leonard to approve new sign request by Petals and Pots. Motion carried. Motion by Hustead, second by M Anderson to approve building permit for Kim Beers to build a garage with seven foot (7’) variance on back lot line adjacent to property to the South, also owned by Kim Beers. Motion carried. Additional building permits were reviewed for Dorothy Fortune to add a handicap accessible deck and Red Rock Restaurant with sidewalk maintenance. Motion by S Anderson, second by Hustead to approve transfer of off-sale liquor license from Wall Food Center to Rosebell Inc. Motion carried. Motion by Leonard, second by S Anderson to approve rezoning the Hildebrand property located at 104 Creighton Road from residential to commercial. Motion carried. RESOLUTION 12-9 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE REZONING FROM RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OF LOT 3-5 OF OUTLOT 1 LESS HWY OF PRITCHARD’S 1ST ADDN LOCATED IN WALL SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 16 EAST OF THE BLACK HILLS MERIDIAN, WALL, PENNINGTON COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA. WHEREAS, the plat of the above described property has been executed according to statute, now therefore; BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council, in and for the City of Wall, South Dakota does hereby approve the said rezoning from Residential property to Commercial property of Lot 35 of Outlot 1 less Hwy of Pritchard’s 1st Addn, located in the Wall Section 31, Township 1 North, Range 16 East of the Black Hills Meridian, Wall, Pennington County, South Dakota. The Finance Officer is authorized to endorse on such plat a copy of the resolution and certify to its correctness. Dated this 9th day of August, 2012. CITY OF WALL, SOUTH DAKOTA ____________ David L. Hahn, Mayor ATTEST: ___________________ Carolynn M. Anderson, Finance Officer CERTIFICATE I, Carolynn Anderson, the duly appointed Finance Officer of the City of Wall, South Dakota, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution recorded in the Minutes of the Wall City Council held on August 9, 2012 and appears upon the files in my office. Dated at Wall, South Dakota, this 9th day of August, 2012. ___________________ Carolynn M. Anderson, Finance Officer The Echo Valley group has met with the Planning and Zoning committee to discuss the installation of water mains that would connect to the main line west of Stone Drive. They would like to continue working toward annexation and asked the city to consider sharing the cost of the installation of an 8 inch line 50/50. Motion by Leonard, second by S Anderson to approve continuing the Echo Valley project as approved by engineer. Motion carried. Clark mentioned that he would like to see a weekly inspection by CETEC to ensure that all proper materials are being used and the plan is going according to plan. Finance Officer (FO) Anderson wanted
FUSE, garbage service, 7,586.88; WALL BADLANDS AREA CHAMBER, BBB funds, 3,630.45; WALL BUILDING CENTER, supplies, 431.29; WALL HEALTH SERVICES, 2011 & 2012 budget funds, 10,000.00; WEST RIVER ELEC, well pumping, 14,724.90; WEST RIVER ELECTRIC ASSOC, INC, Main St loan, 7,500.00; WEST RIVER/LYMAN-JONES RURAL, water purchases, 3,500.00. TOTAL: 115,748.82 Gross Salaries – July 31, 2012: Gross Salaries: Adm. - $5,386.16; PWD $9,520.08; Seasonal - $7,229.75 AFLAC, Employee Supplemental Ins., $357.10; HEALTH POOL, Health/Life Insurance, $4,180.42; METLIFE, Employee Supplemental, $25.00; SDRS, Employee Retirement, $1,754.26; SDRS-SRP, Employee Supp Retirement plan, $150.00; FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, Employee payroll tax, $4,733.51. Motion by Hustead, second by Dunker to approve the August Fire Department bills. Motion carried. AUGUST 9, 2012 FIRE DEPT BILLS ALLEGIANT EMERGENCY SERVICES, first aid supplies, 15.00; BADLANDS AUTOMOTIVE, selinoid/repairs to Brush 2, 95.33; BRYAN, GARRETT, apple/Cactus/Sage Creek/Pinnacles, 247.50; CORNER PANTRY, fuel, 455.01; CROWN OIL, deisel fuel, 1,639.90; DE'S OIL & PROPANE, batteries for Brush 2 & Tender 2, 549.15; FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, 3 office chairs from Office Max, 1,419.87; GOLDEN WEST TELE, phoneinternet, 131.71; GRIMMS PUMP, 2 Koshin pumps with 50/50 grant, 1,480.02; JIM KITTERMAN, apple/Cactus/Sage Creek/Pinnacles/Highland, 615.00; JOHN KITTERMAN, apple/Cactus/Sage Creek/Pinnacles/Highland, 690.00; HARVEY MILLER, apple/Cactus/Sage Creek/Pinnacles/Highland, 922.50; RED ROCK RESTAURANT, food for pinnacle fire, 120.00; ROSENBAUER SD LLC, repair overheat valve on Engine 1, 261.24; JOEL STEPHENS, apple/Cactus/Sage Creek/Pinnacles, 547.50; GEORGE MICHAELS, Sage Creek/Pinnacle/Highland, 285.00; JERRY JOHANNASEN, Cactus fire, 105.00; DARWIN GEIGLE, Cactus/Pinnacles, 352.50; BUTCH KITTERMAN, Cactus/Sage Creek/Pinnacles, 397.50; JEREMY HERTEL, Pinnacle/Highland, 285.00; KIYA RICHARDSON, Highland, 270.00; WALL AUTO LIVERY, fuel, 121.57; WALL BUILDING CENTER, supplies, 143.38; WALL DRUG STORE, balls for tank at celebration tent, 71.52; WALL FOOD CENTER, supplies, 45.19; WALL HEALTH SERVICES, testing for red cards, 496.00; WEST RIVER ELEC, electricity, 178.46. TOTAL: 11,940.85 Motion by S Anderson, second by M Anderson to approve paying the time for wild land fires only if documented proof is provided. Motion carried. Motion by Dunker, second by Leonard to approve the August Ambulance Department bills with exception of the Black Hills Embroidery bill for t-shirts. Motion carried. AUGUST 9, 2012 AMBULANCE BILLS AT & T, cell phone, 46.36; CROWN OIL, fuel, 816.00; MIKE ERZ, food reimbursement, 10.08; GOLDEN WEST, phone-internet, 195.12; JERRY JOHANNSEN, food reimbursement, 8.96; Matheson TriGas Inc, oxygen supplies, 83.26; PAHL, MARGE, food reimbursement, 10.89; RAPID CITY FIRE DEPT, ALS runs, 1,200.00; WALL FOOD CENTER, supplies, 68.46; WEST RIVER ELEC, electricity, 158.44; WILSON, MARY KAY, food reimbursement, 14.61. TOTAL: 2,612.18 Gross Salaries – July 31, 2012: Gross Salaries: $8025.23 FIRST WESTERN BANK, Employee payroll tax, $1,455.98 Motion by Hustead, second by M Anderson to approve the August Library bills. Motion carried. AUGUST 9, 2012 LIBRARy BILLS BADLANDS COMPUTER SERVICE, computer service contract, $400.00; BRUNNEMANN WENDY, supplies from Target, $27.91; FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, books from Amazon, $6.37; GOLDEN WEST TELE, phone bill, $36.77; WEST RIVER ELEC, electricity, $55.94; WINN, JONNY C., ink cartridges for Library reports, $31.78. TOTAL: $558.77 Gross Salaries – July 31, 2012: Gross Salaries: $621.00 FIRST WESTERN BANK, Employee payroll tax, $82.58 Motion by Hustead, second by S Anderson to approve the August Cemetery bills. Motion carried. AUGUST 9, 2012 CEMETERy BILLS CORNER PANTRY, fuel for mowers, 46.60; WEST RIVER ELEC, prepay on electricity, 60.00. TOTAL: 106.60 Gross Salaries – July 31, 2012: Gross Salaries: $262.50 FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, Employee payroll tax, $34.93 At this time the on-call schedule, compensatory report, Community Center report and Wall Health Service report were reviewed. FO Anderson noted the new community center windows have been installed and new blinds have been ordered for the grand hall. The new Library doors have also been installed. The Municipal League conference in October will be held in Pierre, council members wanting to attend should notify Anderson before the September meeting. Motion by Dunker, second by Leonard to approve moving the October meeting to the 9th. Motion carried. Motion by Hustead, second by Leonard to approve purchase of point of sale software system for Banyon at a cost of Continued on page 8
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Pennington County Courant, $28.92; Lyman County Herald, $31.58; Murdo Coyote, $35.38; Todd County Tribune, $32.24; Pioneer Review, $32.17; Kadoka Press, $37.36; United States Treasury, $111.72. Motion by 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 June Financial Report is on file at the District office in Murdo. Motion by Director Smith, seconded by Director Krogman to approve the June Financial Report. Motion carried unanimously. REPORTS: A. MANAGER'S REPORT: Manager Fitzgerald presented his July report to the Board. Motion by Director Krogman, seconded by Director Prokop to approve the Manager’s Report. Motion carried unanimously. B. OTHER REPORTS: None Fy 2013 BUDGET HEARING & ADOPT 2013 BUDGET & RESOLUTION: At 10:45am (CT) Chairman Joseph Hieb read the following notice: “This is the time and place set by published notice for hearing statements of arguments relative to the budget proposed by the West River Water Development District Board. All interested parties may make a statement. Persons who have indicated they wish to make a statement will be called in the order in which they have signed in. Afterwards, anyone else may make a statement.” Nobody from the public was present at the budget hearing. Motion by Director Matt, seconded by Director Krogman to close the FY 2013 budget hearing and adopt the 2013 Budget and Budget Resolution. Motion carried unanimously. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:47 A.M. (CT). ATTEST: _________________ Kati Venard, Recording Secretary ___________ Joseph Hieb, Chairman Published August 23, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $31.84.
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Wall City Council Minutes (cont. from previous page) $1995 which includes installation. Motion carried. FO Anderson explained her computer was purchased in 2005 from Golden West and has been shutting down on a regular basis. A quote from Golden West for a new computer is $1092, plus $500$600 for the conversion. Motion to approve new computer up to $2,000 by S Anderson, second by Dunker. Motion carried. Public Works Director (PWD) Clark had three items for budget review, a V Blade for the bobcat for a cost of $4,420 was rejected, a brush cutter for the bobcat at the cost of $5,940 was rejected, and a newer backhoe at the cost of $37,000 was discussed. The current backhoe is only used about 20 hours a year and needs maintenance. The council requested that Clark look into the cost of repairs for the present backhoe. Motion by Leonard, second by M Anderson to raise the purchase order limit for local purchases from $50 to $200. Motion carried. Mayor Hahn and the council thanked Pete Dunker for his work and dedication to the formation of the ambulance service. Dunker recognized the hard work of Carolynn Anderson and also Lindsey Hildebrand’s contributions. Councilman Leonard noted that a Standard Operating Procedure manual needs to be developed for smoother interaction between the Public Works Department and Finance Office. The next City Council meeting will be on September 6th at 6:30 pm. Meeting adjourned at 9:10 pm. ____________ David L. Hahn, Mayor ___________________ Carolynn M. Anderson, Finance Officer Published August 23, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $191.69.
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JULy 19, 2012 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 Matt to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously. APPROVE MINUTES: The minutes of the June 20, 2012, meeting were previously mailed to the Board for their review. Motion by Director Krogman, seconded by Director Prokop to approve the June 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/Lyman-Jones RWS, $1,000.00;
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FOR PENNINGTON COUNTy, SOUTH DAKOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That the Board of County Commissioners of Pennington County, will meet in the Courthouse at 315 St. Joseph Street, Rapid City SD on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 10 a.m. for the purpose of considering the 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 or before September 30, 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. “Pennington County fully subscribes to the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you desire to attend this public meeting and are in need of accommodations, please notify the Commissioners’ Office at (605) 394-2171 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate services and auxiliary aids are available.” Julie A. Pearson Pennington County Auditor Published August 16 & 23, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $25.47.
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