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Number 24 Volume 107 June 14, 2012
Livestock handling practices discussed Wall Main Street ribbon cutting
have you behind and will turn to see you,” he said. A producer needs to communicate to the animal’s eye. He stressed that you didn’t want to look the animal in the eye, but look at them to get their attention. Noffsinger said four things come into play in working with animals – the person’s body position, their distance from an animal, the angle and direction the person moves and the speed at which the person moves. Animals generally should be worked at a 45 degree angle, this is so they can see the person with one eye while watching the other side with the opposite eye. “If they watch you with both eyes, they mistrust you,” he said. The deeper the angle, the more pressure. Regulating speed is done with parallel motion. “It may take 10 feet or it may take a half mile,” he said. “Cattle have poor depth perception. Don’t stand still, move slightly so they can see you,” said Noffsinger. Moving slightly, he said, is to move weight back and forth on the feet. “A full step is too much.” Noffsinger noted that if you want an animal to move forward, rub from the point of the shoulders down the back. To move it backwards, start at the rump and rub forward. He said to also watch a momma cow get up her newborn calf. The momma cow will encourage the newborn calf to get up by licking from back to front. Then when the calf is raising up, she licks from the front to back. When the growth of the animal is interrupted, such as at weaning time, it can take weeks for that animal to start performing again. A producer needs to start sensitizing the calf as soon as it is born to do what we want. “It’s all mentality,” he said. Start training them at birth – train them for change of address, first at birth, next is going out to pasture, and finally weaning. Noffsinger spoke of how one producer, prior to branding and weaning, would separate the pairs the first night, reunite them the next morning, separate them again the second night, and then brand or wean the third morning. He noted the calves adjusted to the separation much easier. Local producer Pat Guptill has used Noffsinger’s approach successfully in his operation. The ag day attendees traveled to where Guptill had heifers pastured on a high intensity grazing rotation. With high intensity grazing, the animals are kept in a smaller pasture and moved on a regular schedule. The acreage varies each year on pasture conditions and number of animals. Guptill said the old way required a half day of labor, with humans and animals both being tired at the end. This way, he said, he and one other person can have the animals moved and a new fence up within 30 minutes. The time is shortened considerably if the fence doesn’t have to be moved. Guptill typically moves the cattle at about the same time of day. The day of the demonstration the cows were waiting quietly in the corner. Guptill had the electric fence open, the cattle moved and the electric fence back up in five to 10 minutes. The cattle moved quietly through the hole and immediately with no urging from Guptill. Noffsinger observed that the cows went right to grazing and were grazing with who they wanted to graze with; without upsetting anything at all. Guptill noted that it takes about three days to train the cattle, although some take a little longer to trust him. Noffsinger said he learned from Bud Williams, Independence, Kan., one of the first to teach low stress livestock handling techniques. He said Williams learned from watching kelpie and border collies. “What he teaches us is what is deep inside a border collie or kelpie.” He also earns the animal’s trust. Noffsinger suggested producers check out Internet websites www.stockmanship.com (Williams’ website); www.cattlexpressions. com; and beefcattleinstitute.org. Videos of Noffsinger’s technique can also be found on You Tube.
Dr. Tom Noffsinger, left, presented an alternate method of handling livestock which breaks away from the traditional methods. Noffsinger was the featured speaker at the Tri-County Ag Day held at the Cottonwood research station west of Philip June 8. ~Photo by Nancy Haigh
by Nancy Haigh Tradition – doing what has always been done, but is it the right way? Are new practices a better approach? In many instances, one generation has taught the next generation that working livestock means pushing, yelling and prodding the animals. Veterinarian Dr. Tom Noffsinger’s approach is vastly different with results that are paying off tremendously. Noffsinger said experience through his vet practice and working with feedlots he noticed how feedlots with similar cattle yielded different results. The differences were in efficiency and health; with the weather conditions, implants and health being the same. He said the difference was in the people who handled the cattle. Noffsinger said people can be good for cattle or people can be bad. How people treat the cattle has an impact on the animals. Noffsinger noted that livestock will tell a person what they want through body motions. It is learning that communication that Noffsinger focused on at the TriCounty Ag Day at the South Dakota State University Cottonwood Range and Livestock Research Station west of Philip, June 8. Noffsinger stressed that a person should not get behind the herd and push. “It is easier to pull than push,” he said. He said animals will ask for guidance, some more so than others, until they all learn to trust the person. Noffsinger said as a person walks into a herd one animal or more will focus on the person. He said to use that animal to lead the rest. “If the front animal is stopped, no use pushing from the back.” Noffsinger touched on America’s perception of the cattle industry. “Inappropriate handling episodes occur when handlers don’t understand how to perform the tasks,” he said. “Why do people do these things? Because they haven’t been trained and are doing things they shouldn’t be doing in the first place. We’ve got to take care of this.” To correct this, Noffsinger demonstrated some handling aspects on video and using audience members. “If you can’t see the animal’s eye, you are in the wrong place. Cattle die to see you,” he said. Where they can see you best is the front, the worst, is straight behind. “The animal can’t stand to
Wall Main Street ribbon cutting was held on Monday, June 11 at 12:45 p.m. Mayor Dave Hahn, CETEC Engineer Ted Schulz and Wall Badlands Chamber of Commerce President Mary Williams each spoke at the cutting. The last banner was unrolled by West River Electric Lineman Sanden Simons. Pictured cutting the ribbon is Chamber Director Lindsey Hildebrand, Mayor Dave Hahn, Ted Schulz, Jeb Rieb, Sitework Specialist Project Manager Bob Kaufman, Site Works Project Superintendent Jeremy Lowe, Mary Williams and Public Works Director Jeff Clark. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
Gale Patterson honored at State Track meet
Council discusses main street issue
by Laurie Hindman The Wall City Council met on Thursday, June 7. Council approved temporary signage for Lori Walker. She has 60 days to apply for a sign permit and have the new sign installed for NAPA. Council approved building permits for Frontier Cabins - portable shower/bath, Diamond E Storage storage buildings subject to council seeing the plans when completed, Moyle Petroleum - maintaining their parking lot, Wall Auto Livery - maintaining their parking lot and Verizon Wireless - installing antenna’s on existing tower. Three year Conditional Use Permits were approved for Common Cents and Cutting Edge Salon. Council approved the tax levy of $263,489 which is up $16,000 from last year. Finance Officer Carolynn Anderson is preparing to send out post cards to remind residents of the upcoming July 10, Ambulance District election to be held at Creighton, Wall, Wasta and Quinn. She has also been in contact with residents to see if they are willing to sit on the Ambulance District Board. Second reading of Ordinance 122 was approved. First reading of Ordinance 12-3; Commercial Building Permit was approved. Council will review the Residential Building Permit Ordinance and revise it to mirror the Commercial Building Permit. Resolution 12-6; Bulk Water rate increase was approved. Since the airport will be unable to use their 2012 FAA funds Mayor Dave Hahn asked for a motion to pass on the airport funds to another airport. Motion to transfer the funds was approved. Ribbon cutting for Main Street will be held on June 11 at 12:45 p.m. Mayor Hahn, CETEC Engineer Ted Schulz and Wall Chamber President Mary Williams will be guest speakers. The new banners for Main Street are in and will be installed by Public Works Director Jeff Clark and Wall City employee Garret Bryan. Finance Officer Anderson received a quote to install two new doors at the Library. Since the doors were not budgeted for this year a motion to install the new doors and use the contingency funds to pay for them was approved by the council. The Sewer and Lagoon project will cost $716,000., if all four phases would be completed. Different ideas to solve the problem and pay for the project were discussed. Hahn suggest that the situation be sent to the Sewer Committee to review and come back to the July meeting with recommendations was approved. Plat for Dakota Mill has been reviewed by the City Engineer. He sees no issues with the plat. Jerry Morgan informed the council that Dakota Mill will go by the city and council’s recommendations. A motion to approved the plat was approved with Morgan abstaining from the vote. A plat for Don Kelly will be sent to the Planning and Zoning Committee to review. Clark informed the council that garbage pickup for only the City of Wall will no longer happen on Sunday’s. The issue has been sent to the Garbage Committee with council’s approval to find a solution for the issue. First time notification was approved for towing vehicles. Skyler Anders was approved to hold water aerobics at the pool two nights a week for six weeks. Classes will begin at 6:30 p.m., she will be required to have a life guard on duty and pay their wages during that time. Due to Federal Mandated Regulations the city council and city employees are required to take the Emergency Management Training course. Hahn will find out more information and how to proceed with the issue. Noise permit applications were approved for the Cactus Cafe and Lounge and Wall Drug. Change Order #4 which was a decrease on the Main Street project was approved. Pay request #8 and final request with a completion letter on the Main Street project was approved. Final pay request for Associated Pools was approved. Jim Kitterman was approved to attend a Fire Department budget hearing meeting on June 12. The Pool Committee was given approval to establish procedures with the pool. Finance Officer Anderson will be attending a Finance Officer Workshop in Huron June 12 - 15. She also gave an update on the Transit bus and the new driver from Philip. Public Works Director Clark reported that all grease traps are clean and all valves have been turned. John Kitterman reported that they won’t proceed with installing a keyless entry system at the fire department until next year. He also stated the back door at the ambulance bay has concerns. He has received two quotes for new doors for the bay which has increased the new entry system to $800. That will leave a shortage of $3200 for the project. He will be put on the agenda for next month and will leave the data for the council to review and have a decision for him at the next month’s meeting. Council discussed what breeds of dogs should be banned in the city. A call will be made to the insurance company as to what they should be. Two more tourist have fallen over the center parking this week which make a total of six. Council is working on coming up with a solution and will wait to hear back from their insurance company on how to prevent any further mishaps. A motion to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing legal issues/personnel marketing according to SDCL 125-2 was approved. Council entered out of executive session. They approved to move the next meeting to July 9th at 6:30 p.m., in the Wall Community Center meeting room. With no other business the meeting was adjourned.
Gale Patterson was honored at the South Dakota State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 26, 2012 for 25 years as a State Track and Field Official. Patterson has been a starter at track meets and has just completed his fifth state track meet. Bob Lowery (Representing the South Dakota High School Activities Association) presented the award. This is a selection process by the SDHSAA. Patterson was also honored by the National Fed-
eration of High Schools Officials Association as the South Dakota State Track and Field Official of the Year back in 2009. Patterson has been involved in track since grade school and ended his competition career lettering all four years at Black Hills State University. He coached track for eight years and continues to volunteer his time helping athletes. Patterson enjoys being a starter and plans to continue while working with the youth.
Dennis Law elected to lead SDN Communications
The independent telephone companies of South Dakota elected Golden West Telecommunications General Manager Dennis Law to serve a one-year term on SDN Communications Board of Managers during its annual meeting earlier this month in Deadwood. SDN is owned by 17 member telephone companies – the cooperative, municipal, tribal and familyowned telephone companies in South Dakota. Together, SDN and its owner companies operate a 22,000 mile fiber optic network reaching into eight states. SDN is a business-to-business telecommunications company providing: •Broadband connectivity among office locations •Business-class internet services •Networking equipment •Network surveillance SDN specializes in serving banks, health care, agricultural businesses, government and education. SDN is governed by nine board members, who are elected annually by the general managers of the 17 owner companies. The entire board includes: 1. Bryan Roth, TrioTel Communications, Salem, SD 2. Don Snyders, Alliance Communications, Garretson, SD
Birds were the cause of power outage
by Laurie Hindman Wall patrons of West River Electic were without power on Wednesday, June 6 for approximately 42 minutes. CEO Dick Johnson of West River Electric said, “Birds were the cause of the outage at the substation north of Wall.” The birds burnt out a lightning arrester which is a device used on electrical power systems to protect the insulation and conductors of the system from the damaging effects of lightning. Crews had the power restored within the hour and will replace the arrestor.
3. Randy Houdek, Venture Communications, Highmore, SD 4. Mark Benton, Midstate Communications, Kimball, SD 5. Rod Bowar, Kennebec Telephone, Kennebec, SD 6. James Groft, James Valley Telecommunications, Groton, SD 7. Jerry Heiberger, ITC, Clear Lake, SD 8. Dennis Law, Golden West Telecommunications, Wall, SD 9. Jerry Reisenauer, West River Cooperative Telephone, Bison, SD
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2012 American Legion Boys’ State of S.D. Injured hiker rescued in Badlands on June 7 announces election results and awards
The 398 high school boys between their junior and senior years, who were delegates to the 70th Annual Session of The American Legion Boys State of South Dakota held their general election for state officers on Thursday, May 31st. The candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor of both parties, Nationalist and Federalist, were subjected to questions during midmorning assembly in the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Northern State University. All delegates returned to their respective cities prior to lunch to cast their ballots. After lunch, election results were announced by Boys State Executive Officer Todd Otterberg of Spearfish. Ty Wiley of Sioux Falls, who will be a senior this year at Sioux Falls Washington High School, was elected as Governor. Elected as Lt. Governor was Dustin Johnson of Brandon Valley High School. John Slunecka of Sioux Falls and Mitchell Keena also of Sioux Falls were selected as the two delegates to represent South Dakota at The American Legion Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. in July. David Strain of Sturgis and Micah Robideaux of Rapid City were selected as Alternates for Slunecka and Keena, respectively. Adrian Del Grosso of Huron was selected as the 2012 recipient of the Samsung, American Legion Scholarship of $1,000. Del Grosso is now a national finalist and is eligible and entered into competition for an additional scholarship from The American Legion. Other election results were Dylan Top of Sioux Falls for Attorney General; Stetson Heirigs of Aberdeen for Secretary of State; Brady Jones of Spearfish as State Auditor; Brady Daly of Sioux Falls as State Treasurer; Zachary Christy of Belle Fourche as Commissioner of School and Public Lands. Elected as members of the Public Utilities Commission were Thorn Dramstad of Huron, Aiden Goetzinger of Rapid City and Austin Benson of Sioux Falls. In non-political elections, the delegates also elected six justices to serve on the Supreme Court. Elected as Supreme Court Justices were Adrian Del Grosso of Huron, Brandt Dekruif of Mitchell, Tyler Anderson of Brandon Valley, Caleb Hawkes of Madison and David Day of Vermillion. Adrian Del Grosso of Huron was subsequently selected as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Ryder Wilson of Wall High School was selected as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Adam Bierstedt of Sioux Falls was selected as the Nationalist Party Chairman and Dustin Johnson of Brandon Valley High School was the Nationalist Party Keynote Speaker. The Federalist Party chose Joseph Williams of Rapid City as their Party Chairman and Jack Seitz of Aberdeen as their Keynote Speaker. Dustin Johnson of Brandon Valley High School captured the honors of Outstanding Speaker. Kyle Ortmeier of Faulkton was selected as the Outstanding Boys State Citizen. The Chandler L. Beach Memorial Scholarship, which recognizes the Boys State Delegate who best exemplifies the purpose of American Legion Boys State of South Dakota, was awarded to Tanner Comp of Sioux Falls. Nathan Ellenbecker of Pierre was selected as the Editor of the Boys State Daily Newspaper, the Sunshine Scribe and also was the Walter S. Travis Memorial Scholarship winner. American Legion Boys State of South Dakota was held on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen, May 28-June 1, 2012, under the direction of Boys State Director Eugene Opbroek of Pickstown. Over 60 volunteer staff members from local, county and state government along with members of the SD Army National Guard, colleges and universities, and associations in South Dakota assisted The American Legion in presenting the program.
College briefs
The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester. A total of 689 students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above while taking at least 12 credit hours to be named to the list this semester. Making the deans list are: •Shelby Johnson, Quinn •Marla Kelly, Quinn •Colby Smith, Quinn •Carmen Moschell, Wall
Park Rangers and the Interior Volunteer Fire Department hike ~Courtesy Photos into the injured hiker.
Park Rangers received a 911 call from two European visitors at approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, reporting an injured hiker on the Notch Trail. Park Rangers and the Interior Volunteer Fire Department were first on scene after hiking in a couple of miles to find Dave Johnson a 57 year old man from Audubon, Pennsylvania who had fallen, sliding into a crack and was experiencing severe leg and back pain along with numerous cuts and scrapes. He stated that he had started hiking at 7:30 this morning and had been trapped and unable to get help until he was discovered. Multiple agencies responded to the incident including Kadoka and Philip Ambulance companies, Jackson County Sheriff ’s officers and the South Dakota Highway Patrol. After assessing both his injuries and the situation, it was determined that the safest and most appropriate method of rescue would be by helicopter, especially considering the difficulty of bringing a
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litter down the wood/cable ladder that connects the upper and lower parts of the Notch Trail. Black Hills Life Flight was already on scene with both a flight nurse and paramedic having hiked in to provide advanced medical care. After the South Dakota Air National Guard arrived on scene, they were able to use a cable hoist to bring the victim to the Life Flight Helicopter for evacuation to Rapid City Regional Medical Center.
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Searching for oldest living S.D. / Beryl is going for a Four-Peat!
South Dakota Health Care Association’s Century Club is in search of the 2012 Centenarian of the Year. In order to qualify for this honorable recognition, your birth date must be before June 4, 1899! You must be at least 113 years old to be considered to earn this recognition. According to Century Club records, Beryl Kapaun who lives in Salem, SD, was born June 4, 1899, is currently the eldest living South Dakotan celebrating her 113th birthday! The Century Club is open to everyone in the State of South Dakota upon reaching his or her 100th birthday. There are no dues and every inductee receives a specially designed, framed certificate and membership card. The Century Club has inducted over 1,000 members since it began in 1997. A specially designed, framed certificate will be presented to the current eldest living Century Club Member recognizing him or her as the “Centenarian of the Year." If you know someone in your community that would qualify for the Centenarian of the Year or you want an application to induct someone in to the Century Club, please contact LuAnn Severson, Century Club Coordinator, South Dakota Health Care Association at 1-800-952-3052 or write: Century Club, South Dakota Health Care Association, 804 N Western Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 or you may download an application at www.sdhca.org.
Start scouting now for grasshoppers
South Dakota faces the possibility of destructive grasshopper outbreaks every year, and predicting those outbreaks before they happen can be challenging. Experts look at current weather conditions and survey data from previous years to predict what might happen this year. While a widespread outbreak is unlikely, the potential is definitely there for isolated problem areas across the state. Early scouting is the key to effectively controlling problem grasshoppers. Grasshoppers go through five nymphal stages before adulthood. They are most susceptible to treatments as nymphs. Once grasshoppers reach adulthood, they are much tougher to control. Since they begin laying eggs immediately, spraying too late will not break their life cycle. Grasshopper densities across South Dakota reached historic levels in the summer of 2010. Last year threatened to be one of the worst grasshopper years since the early 1930s, but Mother Nature intervened. Early warmth followed by a cool wet May and June helped keep the grasshoppers in check naturally. Newly hatched grasshoppers are very susceptible to cold, wet weather that increases the prevalence of bacteria and disease that can cause mortality. Although those weather patterns helped to limit early hatching species, late hatching species thrived with surplus vegetation, moderate temperatures, and a late frost. Perfect conditions late last summer will likely result in escalating grasshopper population numbers this summer. Reports have been received in the past two weeks of hatches starting in the southern tier of South Dakota counties and progressing north. If the hatch progresses at a normal pace, midJune will be the perfect time for control activities. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and SDSU Extension Service will be collaborating to keep the public informed about grasshopper conditions and provide producers with tailored information on grasshopper treatment options. Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating nearly $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 80,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced the date for filing nominating petitions to the County Office Committee election. Every local resident involved in a farming operation is urged to contact the Pennington County FSA Office to be sure they are on the list of eligible voters and participants. The deadline for filing a nomination petition for the election is August 1, 2012. A complete list of area farmers and ranchers eligible to vote in the election is available in the Pennington County office located at 414 E Stumer Rd., Rapid City, SD. The election will be held in the
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Local Administrative Area (LAA) #1. This area consists of Northeast Pennington County, East of the Cheyenne River and North of a line six miles north of Wall. Harlan Eisenbraun currently represents this area. His second term expires on December 31, 2012. All local farmers and ranchers and their spouses that own and/or operate in LAA #1 are eligible to vote in the election. All a producer needs to do is get his/her name on the list of eligible voters at the county office. All farmers eligible to vote are also eligible to file a nomination form for the county office committee. It is important that the committee represents all of the agricultural interest in the area. FSA works with all kinds of farmers - small and large operations, female and minority producers, growers of specialty crops, etc. Interested farmers and ranchers should contact the Pennington County Farm Service Agency at 605-342-0301 extension #2, for further information. The FSA office has moved to 414 E STUMER RD, STE 100, RAPID CITY, SD 57701 (this is located on the east end of Fifth Street across from the new Walmart currently under construction).
College briefs
University of South Dakota students have been honored for their academic success during the 2012 Spring Semester. USD students achieving Dean’s List honors this spring total 1,518 students while 399 part-time students have been cited with Academic Recognition honors. Students earn Dean’s List distinction by achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 while maintaining a course load of 12 or more credit hours with no incomplete or failing grades. Part-time students are eligible for Academic Recognition by completing at least 12 hours prior to the current semester earning a minimum of three and up to 11 credit hours during the term and achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 with no failing or incomplete grades. Students receiving academic honors for the 2012 spring semester are listed below by state or country, hometown and honor received: •Wall: Lisa Anderson, Erin M Simpfenderfer, Amanda R Fischer, Ashton R Schulz.
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Commission on child support to hold hearings on proposed guideline changes
The governor’s Commission on Child Support will conduct public hearings this summer to gather input on potential changes to South Dakota’s child-support guidelines and related statutes. The commission is conducting its required four-year review of South Dakota’s child-support guidelines and is comprised of representatives of custodial and noncustodial parents, family law attorneys, the Judiciary, Legislature, and Department of Social Services. The commission may recommend changes that reflect adjustments in the costs of raising children, paternity establishment and disestablishment processes and presumptions, and other issues with related statutes. The commission will submit its report and recommendations to Gov. Dennis Daugaard by Dec. 31, 2012, to be considered during the 2013 legislative session. Public hearings will be held on Monday, July 2, 2012, from 6 – 8 p.m. MDT in the Lincoln Room at the Ramkota Hotel, 2111 N. LaCrosse Street, Rapid City, and Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, from 6 – 8 p.m. CDT in the Palisades rooms one and two at the Holiday Inn City Centre, 100 W. 8th Street, Sioux Falls. The hearings are not intended for specific comments or to address complaints involving individual child-support cases or visitation. Discussions during the public hearings will be limited to potential changes to the child-support guidelines and statutes. Written comments or suggestions may also be submitted for consideration by the full commission by mailing them to the Department of Social Services, Attn: Child Support Commission, 700 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501-2291 or by e-mailing DCS @state.sd.us. The commission’s final report will be available on the DSS website: http://dss.sd.gov/
Four iron crosses at the Saint Wenceslas Graveyard in Tabor. Traditionally, a graveyard is a burial ground by a church. A cemetery is a separate piece of land that is a burial ground. ~Photos by South Dakota State Historical Society – Archives
To walk through a cemetery is to walk through history. “A gravestone is something tangible to remember that person by. When I drive by a cemetery, the first thing I look at is the older section. I’m curious about the style and design of the gravestones and the names on the gravestones,” said Virginia Hanson, archivist at the State Archives of the South Dakota State Historical Society, located in the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. She often lectures about genealogy and the meaning of gravestones. Wood was a common material used to mark graves from the 1840s to about 1910 in South Dakota. “People often ask me why we have so many unmarked burial sites. A reason is the markers possibly were made of wood. Wood only lasts so long,” Hanson said. Names cut in wood became less visible as the wood weathered. Some wooden markers were consumed in prairie fires. Large rocks were also used to mark the location of graves. Some of the earliest gravestones in South Dakota were made of local stone, with the name of the deceased and year of death carved by hand into the stone. Symbols were added if the family could afford it. “Carvers charged by the letter, so if there was a lot of carving in the gravestone, that was quite an investment,” Hanson said. Many of the symbols carved on a gravestone reflected the nationality of the deceased. A Celtic cross might symbolize someone who came from Ireland or Scotland, and an iron cross might denote the German-Russian peoples. Some of the common carvings on tombstones in South Dakota were flowers, gates, butterflies and broken rings. Flowers symbolized condolences, grief or sorrow, while closed roses meant brevity of earthly existence. A gate symbolized the open gateway from earth to heaven. A broken ring meant the family circle was severed. A lamb was often seen on the gravestones of those under 16 and meant innocence or youth. An inverted torch meant sudden death
The gravestone with a lamb on it was taken at the Gettysburg City Cemetery.
or the sudden loss of an adult life. Symbols often reflected membership in an organization or military service. A Sears and Roebuck Catalog from about 1912 offered different tombstones and styles that people could order. “So if you see several stones with the same pattern, there is a good chance they were ordered through the local market,” Hanson said. The meaning of gravestone carvings has changed over the years. Wheat or corn stalks once symbolized ripe old age, but now it can mean the deceased was a farmer, Hanson said. “Since 1950, with modern etching, you see about anything as far as tombstone markings -- rodeo scenes, airplanes, farm machinery, or a portrait of a person,” Hanson said. Motion sensors make it possible for a recording to turn on when people walk by the gravestone and light sensitive lamps turn on when the sun sets. “Back 100 years ago you wouldn’t think of putting a lamp at a grave, but now, a light at the gravesite is a modern symbol of remembering the spirit of that person,” Hanson said. 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. Find us on the web at www.sdhsf.org
Make plans to attend Father’s Day weekend events in S.D. parks
South Dakota state parks will hold several special events over Father’s Day weekend. The activities are a great way to spend a summer day with your family. Make plans to attend the following events: •The Big Mick, June 16, 5 a.m. MDT on the George S. Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills. Are you up for the challenge? Join us for this bike ride of the entire 109-mile Mickelson Trail in one day. Snacks and meals are provided. Info: 605584-3896 or www.thebigmick.org •Treats for Dad, June 16, 10:30 a.m. CDT at Oakwood Lakes State Park near Volga. Make some treats for dad on Father's Day weekend! Info: 605-627-5441 •Parrot Program, June 16, 11 a.m. CDT at Newton Hills State Park near Canton. Bring your family and lawn chairs to campsite 85E to learn about the Ensz family's eight parrots from all over the world. They will tell us all about what it is like to live with these friendly birds. Children under 12 years old need to be accompanied by an adult. Info: 605-987-2263 •Stars in the Afternoon, June 16, 1 p.m. CDT at Newton Hills State Park near Canton. Learn about stars, planets and how a reflector telescope works. Participants will make a small craft to help in learning constellations. This program qualifies as a Junior Naturalist Program. Info: 605-9872263 •Lewis and Clark Homestead Day, June 16, 1-4 p.m. CDT at Pierson Ranch Recreation Area near Yankton. Enjoy an afternoon full of family activities. Make butter and candles, sample homemade ice cream, watch rope-making and spinning demonstrations or enter the homemade pie contest! Info: 605-668-2985 •More Than One Way to Boil an Egg! Campfire Novelty Cooking, June 16, 2 p.m. CDT at Palisades State Park near Garretson. Learn how to cook on an open campfire with more than just a stick. You will learn how to boil an egg, cook muffins and more. Recipes and samples available. Info: 605-5943824 •Father’s Day Bluebird Box Workshop, June 16, 6 p.m. MDT at Angostura Recreation Area near Hot Springs. Gather at the host site at Cascade Campground to make a bluebird box for the mountain bluebirds of the area. Participants will learn what makes the mountain bluebirds special to the area and some tricks to entice them to use the crafted box. Bring a hammer and Dad! Info: 605-7456996 •Lantern Tour, June 16, 9:30 p.m. CDT at Fort Sisseton Historic State Park near Lake City. Tour historic Fort Sisseton by the light of a lantern. Learn about the people and events that make this historic site famous. Info: 605-4485474 •Lantern Hike, June 16, 9:30 p.m. CDT at Chief White Crane Recreation Area near Yankton. Discover the sights and sounds of the night during a hike on the Chief White Crane Trail. Info: 605668-2985. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. There is no cost to participate in any of the events; however, park entrance licenses are required. For more information on activities in the SD state parks, visit www.gfp.sd.gov, contact the individual park office, or call 605-7733391.
The Prairie Doc Perspective: A tale of hepatitis The biopsy report described fulBy Richard P. Holm MD minant or raging hepatitis, the Despite all the gathered knowlviral test was positive for cyedge available to physicians, tomegalovirus or CMV, and everysometimes we are helpless. thing else was negative. We then She was in her mid-80s, a nordiscussed her case at length with mal-sized classy-dressed lady, who the infectious disease and liver walked into my office with yellow specialists by phone, and kept her eyes. She stated her urine had in our hospital as we were advised turned dark and the stool turned there was no advantage gained by light about a week ago, was feeling referral to a larger hospital. “ishy” now for a couple of weeks, Despite following every recomand had lost five or ten pounds mendation of the experts and the over the last month. She noted her textbooks, we observed how our belly was bloated, her skin was patient’s liver function continued itching, and her get-up-and-go had to deteriorate. Over the next week got-up-and-gone. and a half she slipped away from My patient reminded me she our grasp and died in a coma, surwas a farm-wife who, after her rounded by her children and their husband’s death, moved to town families. This was some twenty and lived in an apartment alone, years ago and it taught me how although kids lived nearby. She our lives truly depend on a funchad lead a careful life without extioning liver. posure to excessive alcohol or But I still wonder about the drugs, was only taking a multiple case. Why did this common virus vitamin, no herbal supplements, found in 80 percent of the adult and had only one lifetime sexual population kill her? What could I partner. She had never received a have done differently to save this transfusion, never been to a forlovely lady? eign country, no family history of Despite all the gathered knowlliver disease or cancer, never been edge available to physicians, treated for diabetes, and no imsometimes we are helpless. mune condition like lupus. Dr. Rick Holm wrote this editoHer husband had worked with rial for “On Call®,” a weekly profarm chemicals and insecticides, gram where medical professionals and although they worked todiscuss health concerns for the gether sometimes moving cattle or general public. “On Call®” is prowith fieldwork during harvest duced by the Healing Words Fountime, her jobs mostly involved outdation in association with the side dealing with chickens and inSouth Dakota State University side preparing for meals, without Journalism Department. “On much exposure to chemicals. In Call®” airs Thursdays on South short, she gave no clue to anyDakota Public Broadcasting-Telething, which may cause inflamed vision at 7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. liver or “hepatitis.” Mountain. Visit us at OnCallTeleWe admitted her to the hospital vision.com. where we obtained blood tests, imaging tests, a liver biopsy, all the while monitoring her carefully especially for bleeding problems.
June 5 election results
State Senator District 30 George W. Ferebee .................. 401 Bruce Rampelberg .................. 639 State Represenatives District 33 Two positions were up for election Mike Verchio ........................... 602 Travis L. Bies .......................... 221 Tim Behlings .......................... 289 Florence K. Thomspon ........... 188 Lance Russell .......................... 441 States Attorney Glenn Brenner ..................... 2,768 Mark A. Vargo ..................... 5,688 U. S. Representative Jeff Barth ............................. 2,315 Matt Varilek ........................ 3,126 Wall School District 51-5 Three positions were up for election Scot Eisenbraun ...................... 257 Pamela Johnson ...................... 259 Todd Trask ............................... 241 Angela Lytle ............................ 178
Arla Olson (pictured) Bev Dartt and Mildred Harnisch checked in voters at the Wall Community Center meeting room for the June 5 primary election. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
The Tuesday, June 5, primary election was held in South Dakota. Presidential candidates, State Senators, State Representatives, U.S. Representative, States Attorney, School Board members and Alderman position were on the ballot. Total Registered voters for Pennington County are 61,635. Total ballots cast were 12,764, with Republicans totalling 8,986, Democrats 3,254, and Nonpartisans 524. Results of the election for the Wall area are: Presidential race Ron Paul ................................. 907 Mitt Romeny ........................ 5,701 Rick Santorum ....................... 923 New Gingrich ......................... 336
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Gathered by Frances Poste Cindy Severson, Vernal, Utah came to Spearfish on May 21st to stay with her sister, Cleo Rowe and to help Charlene Kjerstad with the rehearsal supper for Conrad and Kalie Thursday, May 24th. Charlene spent Tuesday to Saturday with her sisters. Claude and Isabel Ramsey hosted the rehearsal supper at their house and the opening of wedding gifts on Saturday. Cindy's daughter, Andrea Severson and her husband Josh Christianson from Ft. Belvoir, Virginia arrived in Spearfish to stay at Claude and Isabel's and attend Conrad and Kalie's wedding and the wedding of another friend of Andrea's she had met in college in Kansas on Sunday in Spearfish. They returned to their homes on Thursday, May 31st. Wednesday, June 6, Charlene Kjerstad drove to Spearfish where she had lunch with her Aunt Hazel Thompson, cousin, Russell Thompson and his wife, Jody, and sister, Cleo Rowe. Russell, Jody and Charlene took Hazel for her pre op appointment with her new doctor in Spearfish to be okayed for her hip replacement surgery on June 22, in Spearfish. Charlene spent the night with Cleo and visited her mother, Bea Ramsey Thursday morning. Penny Thompson, Hazel's daughter-in-law from Philip had been in Hot Springs with Hazel's sister-in-law, Enid Thompson all week and brought Enid to Spearfish to see the doctor and the apartments where Hazel lives and they had lunch with Hazel at the Hickory House. Charlene and Cleo visited all of them. Charlene returned home Thursday. Roger and Judy Fiegen, Dell Rapids, SD came to their daughter, Laurie and Brennan Kjerstad's on Wednesday, June 6, to be here for the arrival of their new grandson who arrived Friday, June 8th at 5:10 p.m.; Westan Roger Kjerstad, 7 lbs. 20 1/2 in long at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Austan had attended the Methodist Vacation Bible School with his cousins, Kyler and Karmyn Kjerstad, and Bria Buhmann Tuesday through Friday. So after the program Friday night Roger and Judy took Austan and Lexi to the hospital to see the new baby. Grandma Charlene and Aunt Muriel drove up then also. Laurie and baby, Westan came home Saturday night. Grandpa Roger went home Sunday morning and Grandma Judy is staying for a few days to help out. Mary Kjerstad and Marge Winkowitsch received word Saturday that their youngest brother, Ben Winkowitsch had died in Idaho. Sunday afternoon Charlene took Rachel Buhmann, Rachel Kjerstad, and Dianne Terkildsen to Philip for the outstanding musical "Honky Tonk Angels" put on by the Philip Drama Club. Rachel Kjerstad's parents, Ron and Linda Parsons, New Underwood joined them at the play and commented it was one of the best they had ever attended. Merlin and Betty Crown went to Aberdeen on Friday to watch their grandson Bailey Hauge play baseball. They won both games against Mitchell. That seemed to set the pace for the weekend tournament in Watertown on Saturday and Sunday. The fourteen year old Aberdeen “Smitty” won their games against Watertown, Brookings and Pipestone, MN. The Smitty went on to play Sioux Falls for the Championship. It turned out to be a short game. They won by the 10 run rule ending the game in the fourth inning. That made for some excited ball players and some happy parents. Mary Jane Doyle and Barb Croell of Sundance, spent a wonderful week in Silver City. The Black Hills are gorgeous. Merlin Doyle, Jeramy Croell and Tasha Tonne of Lawler, IA, Steven Doyle and Susan Spent of Rapid City, and Jim Doyle of Spearfish spent a day with them. Kent and Kelly Lurz treated all of the family to a wonderful dinner for Kay Leonard’s birthday on Sunday. The Leonards, Caswells, Davisons and Kroells were in attendance. Happy belated birthday, Kay! Our congratulations go out to Harold Delbridge for being honored for his many years of announcing at the Wall High School Regional Rodeos. June is considered the month for weddings — no wonder there are so many anniversaries to celebrate! Steve and Terry McDonnell have been married 40 years on June 10th. Joe and June Wanczyk have been married 65 years on June 10th. Bill and Karyl Sandal have been married 50 years on June 16th. Our congratulations go out to all of these couples! Dates to mark on your calendar: “Theme” meal at Prairie Village will be on June 19th. Menu lists cider braised pork chops, country macaroni salad, broccoli/cauliflower, applesauce and cake. Senior Citizen potluck is at six o’clock on the evening of June 21st. Ashton Schulz and Tyler Swift were married at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wall, on Saturday, June 9th. A reception was held at the Wall Community Center. Our heartiest congratulations and the best of wishes go out to the couple! Michelle Lamphere was home in Rapid City the past weekend. En route back to Sioux Falls on Monday, she stopped to have lunch with her grandma Frances Poste — celebrating her birthday a day early. We took in the “ribbon-cutting” ceremony outside the Community Building and had a game of Scrabble. Janis Yager of Illinois, is in Wall visiting her dad, Bernard Foster. We are sorry to hear of the death of Harold Michels, a victim of cancer. The Michels came from Mon-
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tana and lived on a place north of Wall. Our condolences go out to Sue and the rest of the family. The Methodist’s Vacation Bible School was a big success last week. Seems there were 28 in attendance. Evelyn Kjerstad reported that the WHS class of 1954 were having their monthly luncheon at a restaurant in Rapid City on June 7th. Eileen Flatt had invited her to join her as she was planning to attend. Donna Jedlicka and Frances Poste went to Philip on Sunday afternoon for the last performance of “Honky Tonk Angels”, a musical comedy put on by the Philip Drama Group. Maureen Palecek, Barbara Bowen and Deb Smith did a fantastic job! A lot of other “Wall” folks were seen in the audience. This coming Sunday, June 17th is Father’s Day. May all you dads enjoy your day! The State High School Rodeo starts on June 20th at Belle Fourche. Good luck to all contestants! Lyle and Viola Williams attended the funeral for Wilma Benson in New Underwood, last week. Our sympathy goes out to the Benson family. The Class of ‘51 had their monthly luncheon on Monday in Rapid City, Kay Leonard attended. We have had more wind again this week. Some rain came with it on Thursday night and again on Saturday night. It always leaves a lot of downed branches in its wake. More damage was done in other areas. The rain is always welcome — a variety of totals given. live twice — Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.
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Dr. Dobson Answers your Questions
QUeSTioN: I'm a father of two small children and my wife is a stay-at-home mom. Some men may not realize how difficult it is to spend your entire day attending to the needs of little kids, but I'm keenly aware of the strains and stresses associated with my wife's occupation. What can I do to help shoulder the load? ANSWeR: You deserve some special recognition for raising such a thoughtful question. As you're apparently aware, some hardworking husbands seem to be laboring under the delusion that rearing children at home doesn't take much effort. If they could spend a day in their wives' shoes, they'd find out how seriously mistaken they are. Happily, you don't fall into that category. You're sensitive enough not only to see that your wife needs help but to ask what you can do to provide it. We're pleased to be able to offer you a few suggestions. First, when you arrive home after your long, tiring day, remember that your wife has had an equally long and tiring day. There are two things she needs most at this point: 1) adult conversation, including expressions of appreciation for what she has been doing; and 2) an adult pair of hands to pitch in, take charge of one or more children, wrangle dirty diapers or other debris or begin any other activity that will lighten her load. Second, don't expect to be taken care of like another child. Pick up your own clothes and toys. Third, don't expect much sexual response if your wife is exhausted and you haven't done much to help. Remember that sex begins in the kitchen — with meaningful conversation, compliments, acts of kindness and some elbow grease applied to the tasks at hand. Fourth, get actively involved in or even take over the process of getting your kids ready for bed. As they get older, you will hear thoughts and questions at bedtime that won't be expressed at any other time of the day. Be ready to listen and be amazed. Fifth, maintain the habit of a regular date night — a meal (fancy or otherwise), a concert, a walk, whatever your imagination and budget can manage — in which the focus is conversation and companionship. Make it a point to keep your wife current on your day's activities and to find out about hers. Call her during the day to touch base, offer an encouraging word or simply say, "I love you." Flowers and gifts for no particular reason speak volumes. Sixth, if your hours at work seem to be getting longer, stop and take an honest look at your attitude. Are you listening to the siren song that says your career is more fulfilling than your life at home? Is your commitment to your job turning your wife into a single parent? If so, find some practical ways to change directions — fast. Finally, see if you can manage to take her away for a romantic weekend, or even dinner and an overnight stay at a pleasant location where her daily responsibilities are temporarily suspended. With planning and creativity, this need not be expensive. Another worthwhile activity is a marriageenrichment weekend such as a FamilyLife conference, which can serve as a therapeutic time-out and an opportunity to renew and deepen your commitment to one another. QUeSTioN: I'm anxious to be a mother, but my husband doesn't want to have children yet. My biological clock is ticking away, and
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Submitted by Lola Joyce Riggins 837-2053 Greetings… Opps, is it really already Sunday again? There was quite a serious weather forecast last evening but I haven’t heard to much. Eldon and Lillian Helms received about one and a quarter to one and one-half inches of rain. Bob Helms received about 1.35 inches with a threat but it was just a little hail. Eldon’s branded today. Emily and Eli were home, and Tim and Darla Johannesen, and family of Rapid City also joined the branding crew. Then they had fun on the four wheelers. Ruby Gabriel drove to Clear Lake and enjoyed dinner in her sister’s, Beverly and Herb Hamann and Breck, home. She also visited her niece Arla Poindexter, who had an accident with the squeeze chute getting her hand crushed. I, Lola Joyce Riggins, accompanied Norma Stverak of Rapid City to Sioux Falls, Friday. We went down for her son Chuck to give her car and the air conditioner the once over, twice over, anyway we were over night guests in the Dave and Sandy Stverak home and Holden. Saturday, we returned. En route, we ran into Les and Kay Williams and grandson on their way to Nebraska, at a rest area. Todd and Lori Stverak and family were late afternoon callers in the Dave Stverak home and Katlynn, Erika and Weston came home with Norma for a week visit. One busy lady. Emily Helms was a weekend visitor in the Eldon and Lillian Helms home and attended her classmate’s (Ashton Schulz) wedding. Pat and Mary Lou Guptill attended MTSU Ag Day at the Experiment Station on Friday at Cottonwood. When Kale Guptill completes his Basic Training at Ft. Hood, he will be transfered to Kuwait for a tour of duty. My grandson Chris, Anitalyn, Dylan and Stanley are in the process of moving back to Kadoka and I accompanied Anitalyn to Rapid City, Wednesday, to keep an eye appointment with Dr. Wright. Dylan and Stanley also went. Thought: To be able to look back upon one’s life in satisfaction is to
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Obituaries More obituaries on page 10 Ivo Bannister__________________________________
1:00 p.m., at the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis. Following the service, lunch will be at the
Sylvia (Knutson) Schultz__________________________
Philip. In 1937, her husband Bill was killed in an airplane accident. Sylvia continued to live in Philip, and raise her two children, as well as work with the WPA in the courthouse making men’s shirts. She also cooked at the Winchester Hotel. In 1943, she started working for the Farm Loan Association, measuring maps and aerial photos. Later that year, she was offered a position in Pierre. Sylvia and the kids moved to Pierre where they lived on the top floor of the Locke Hotel. While in Pierre, she met a service man named Matthew Nolz, and were married in 1947. Sylvia worked for the superintendent of schools and later worked in the office of the hotel. They then moved to Ohio for a short time after her children were out of high school. They moved back to Pierre where they managed both the Locke and St. Charles hotels. Her husband Matt died on January 31, 1965. After Matt’s death, Sylvia moved to California for five years before returning to Pierre. She took a job at the city auditor’s office as a bookkeeper and office manager at State Publishing Company. It was there that she met Philip Schultz. They were later married on November 8, 1980. They made their home in Pierre, and Sylvia continued to work for the publishing company. In March of 1983, Philip died of cancer. Sylvia continued to live in Pierre, and in 1986, retired from the publishing company. In 2004, she moved to Brookings to be closer to her daughter, Pauline and her family, where she has since resided. Sylvia was most thankful for her relatives and friends. Throughout her life, she learned patience and how to survive during the tough times. She will be missed by all that knew her. Grateful for having shared her life include her son, Bob Mostert and his wife, Patty, of Vienna, Va.; a daughter, Pauline Earley and Dennis I. Johnson of Brookings; eight grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; one great-greatgranddaughter; one sister, Lillian Perry of Seattle, Wash.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Sylvia was preceded in death by her first husband, William Mostert; her second husband, Matthew Nolz; her third husband, Philip Schultz; her parents, Anton and Olga M. (Tungland) Knutson; a son-in-law, Loren Earley; a granddaughter, Julie Mostert; a grandson, Kyle Earley; two brothers, Luther and Ted Knutson; and two sisters Helen Culbreath and Alice Carr. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the First Lutheran Church in Philip, with Pastor Frezil Westerlund officiating. Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip. A memorial has been established. Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com
VFW Club, Sturgis. Ivo was married to the late Ione Flatt.
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Phyllis Sims passed away peacefully at home on March 3, 2012. She will forever be in our hearts and memories. Phyllis was born in Wilber, Nebraska, on July 23, 1930 and grew up in a loving family as the youngest of six children. She met Richard, the love of her life and high school sweetheart, in Wilber, married in 1951 and spent the next 61 glorious years together. Dick and Phyllis moved 17 times in their lives from Nebraska to South Dakota to Virginia to Oregon to Alaska, retiring in Seattle, Wa. Phyllis was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and loving friend to many. Phyllis attended the University of Nebraska, taught fourth grade in Interior, South Dakota; worked for several medical specialists in Waynesboro, Virginia; and worked as an Executive Secretary in Skagway, Alaska and Renton, Washington. She was an avid bridge player and won many Mercer Island bridge tournaments with her partner. She solved the crossword puzzle every day with her husband, studied the stock market and enjoyed observing politics. Phyllis is survived by her husband Richard; three children, Kimberly and Neil, Valerie and John, and Scott and Anne; five grandCollier, Matthew, children, Rachael, Paige and Natalie. A memorial service was held at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Mercer Island on Saturday, March 10. Remembrances to: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, www/seattlecca.org/memorial-tributegifts.cfm or Salvation Army donate.salvationarmyusa.org in the name of Phyllis Sims.
Richard Harlan Sims____________________________
Born in the small town of Wester, Nebraska, October 31, 1930, our sweet, sensitive father died of a broken heart March 25, 2012 in Mercer Island, Wa, 22 days after losing Phyllis, his wife of 61 years, his high school sweetheart and the love of his life. Richard graduated from the University of Nebraska. He taught Industrial Arts and Math for 10 years in Scottsbluff, Neb. and also was the basketball and tennis coach. He then had an opportunity to join the National Park Service and enjoyed a glorious career until his retirement. He was a Ranger at Scottsbluff Natl. Park in Virginia, then Superintendent of Oregon Caves Natl. Monument and Superintendent of Crater Lake Natl. Park in Oregon. After working in the NW Regional office in Seattle, his last assignment was as Superintendent of Klondike Gold Rush International Park in Skagway, Alaska which he was a little like living on the side of a volcano, “very pleasant in-between eruptions”. Our father was a reticent man and lead by example. He was kind, honest and hardworking. He loved nature and being outdoors. If you wanted to know what kind of tree you just walked by you only had to ask Dad. He was very talented with his hands and an excellent woodworker. At one point, every table and lamp in our home was made by Dad. Richard loved music and singing and had a beautiful voice. We kids were very lucky to grow up hearing our dad sing Moon River, Night and Day and Danny Boy, just to name a few. Dad also enjoyed sports and was an excellent athlete. He was a three sport letterman and winner of many track and field medals in high school. He loved watching the Seattle Mariners and never missed a game. Richard and Phyllis leave behind three children: Kimberly Sims (Neil) of Seattle, Valerie Hauter (John) of Bellingham, and Scott Sims (Anne) of Mercer Island. They had five grandchildren: Matthew and Rachael Sims, Collier and Paige Hauter, and Natalie Quek. We loved Dad and Mom dearly and miss them beyond belief.
Sylvia (Knutson) Schultz, age 99, of Brookings, S.D., formerly of Philip and Pierre, died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Brookview Manor in Brookings. Sylvia Gladys Knutson was born December 22, 1912, in rural Haakon County, the daughter of Anton and Olga M. (Tungland) Knutson. She grew up in Haakon County and received her education in that area. She attended Alfalfa Valley Rural School in the seventh and eighth grade, which her father donated the land for the school. She then attended Philip High School where she sang in the Glee Club, and participated in basketball and softball. She worked for Noble Garage and Cafe in Nowlin for a short time after high school. It was then that she met William Ross “Bill” Mostert, an accordion player, at a square dance. They were later married in 1933 in Philip, and to this union were born two children, Pauline “Punky” Mae, and Bob Ross. They made their home in
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was located on the opposite side of the river. She either had to ride a saddle horse across the river, or walk across the river on stilts. In 1938, her folks sold their ranch and moved to Sturgis. Wilma graduated from Sturgis High School. After graduation, she went to work at the Ordinance Depot at Provo, SD. She came back to Rapid City the next year and went to Business College. In 1943, she was employed at the Rapid City Army Air Force Base. It was while she worked at this Base that she met Harold Benson. They were married a year later. They lived on a rented farm for seven years and in 1951 they bought a farm east of New Underwood. After all the children graduated from high school, Wilma worked for the Farmers Union as Educational Director in District 5. Later, she worked for ten years as head cook at Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood. She was a member of the Homemakers Club and Ladies Fidelis Circle. In 1987, Harold and Wilma sold their farm and moved to Rapid City. Wilma worked as a volunteer for the Elderly Meals Program for several years. She was a member of the Minneluzahan Senior Citizen Center. She was also a member and Vice President of the Pennington County Council on Aging. Wilma is survived by her husband of 68 years, Harold Benson of Rapid City; two sons, Kenneth (Doralyn) Benson, Cedar Rapids, IA, and H. Dean Benson, Belle Fourche, SD; three daughters, Beverly (Jerry) Mooney, Wall, SD, Donna (Mick) Coyle, Belle Fourche, and Jean (Mike) Treloar, Custer, SD; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at New Underwood Community Church in New Underwood, SD, with Pastor Wes Wileman officiating. Interment followed at the New Underwood Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to sign Wilma’s guestbook at www.kirkfuneralhome.com
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by Cornelius R. Stam A man's conduct, in Scripture, is called his "walk"! The Bible has much to say about how we walk, morally and spiritually. Many "walk after their own lusts" (II Pet. 3:3) and "walk in darkness" (John 12:35). Some even "walk in craftiness" (II Cor. 4:2) trying to lead others astray. Indeed, even Christian believers are sometimes careless about their "walk" and so cause others to stumble. Every true child of God should be very careful about his walk, or conduct. In Eph. 2:8-10 we read that while believers are not saved by good works, they are saved "unto good works." God's grace is the root of our salvation, and good works are the fruit. Sincere believers in Christ are counted as one with Him, and it is expected of us that "as Christ was raised up from the dead" after having died for our sins, "even so we also should walk in newness of life" (Rom. 6:4). Christians are exhorted in the Bible to "walk worthy of the Lord, unto all pleasing" (Col. 1:10), to "walk in the spirit" that they might not "fulfill the lust of the flesh" (Gal. 5:16). They are exhorted to "walk worthy of [their] calling" (Eph. 4:1), to "walk in the light" (I John 1:7) and to "walk as children of the light" (Eph. 5:8). They are exhorted to "walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise" (Eph. 5:15), to "walk honestly" (Rom. 13:13), to "walk in love" (Eph. 5:2) and to "walk by faith, not by sight" (II Cor. 5:7). Much more is said about the believer's walk in the Bible, but never are we told that it is our "walk," or conduct, that makes us acceptable for salvation. Our failing, stumbling ways could never earn salvation for us. On the contrary we are exhorted to walk pleasing to the Lord out of sheer gratitude to Him.
Wilma E. Benson, 88, of Rapid City and formerly of New Underwood, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012 at a local nursing home. Wilma was born April 4, 1924 on her Dad’s homestead located on the Belle Fourche River. She attended Gumbo Lily School which
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tion work after the oil well had been drilled. Harold also had taken over the operation of his father’s farm. In 1988, Harold and Sue bought their first piece of land north of Wall. In 1993, they bought a doublewide for the farm, and moved to South Dakota. Harold and Sue went back and forth between Montana and South Dakota for about 10 years, farming both places until 1998, when they sold the farm in Montana. In 1993, Harold went to work for the State of South Dakota, as a snowplow operator on Interstate 90, retiring in 1998. Harold was a member of the local Moose Lodge, the city council, and a member of the County Planning Board, all of Medicine Lake, Mont. Harold was also a volunteer fireman in Medicine Lake. Survivors include his wife, Sue Michels of Wall; a son, Jeff Michels and his wife, Carol, of Medicine Lake, Mont.; a daughter, Teri Jo Hove and her husband, Steve, of Homestead, Mont.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Hazel (Wilson) Michels; one brother, Frank Michels; and one sister, Lois Andrus. Memorial services and burial will take place at a later date in Medicine Lake, Mont. Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall. His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Harold Michels, age 77, of Wall, S.D., died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Harold L. Michels was born December 19, 1934, in Plentywood, Mont., the son of Vernon and Hazel (Wilson) Michels. He attended the Sheridan County Schools and graduated from Medicine Lake High School in 1955. After graduation, he enrolled in the Park’s Radio and Television School in Denver, Colo. Upon graduation from the technical school, he went to work for the Lake Electric Shop in Medicine Lake, Mont. Harold married Joanna Sue Davis on May 26, 1956, in Casper, Wyo., and to this union were born two children, Jeff Allen and Teri Jo. In 1958, Harold went to work for Larsen Hardware and Implement Corp. in Medicine Lake. After working there for many years, he bought Norman Larsen out. Harold and Sue operated this hardware store and the John Deere agency until the late 1970s. After leaving the hardware and implement business, Harold started H. Michels Construction. His main work was to build oil well locations, and clean up and restora-
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Martin and Wall Regional High School Rodeo results
Martin held their BCHS/Jeff Waln Memorial Practice Rodeo on Saturday, May 26. One hundred and twelve contestant entered the two performances which were held on the one day. Prizes were handed out for first through fourth in each performance and Buckles to the average winners in each event. Saddles went to the all-around winners and Star quilts to the reserve allaround winners. The weather was usual, wet and foggy for the rodeo. Contestants who placed from the Wall High School Rodeo team were: First Performance •Pole Bending: first Mazee Pauley - 22.12. •Breakaway Roping: first Elsie Fortune - 3.17, third - Mattee Pauley - 4.17. •Goat Tying: third - Mattee Pauley - 10.47. •Team Roping: first - Trey Richter and Caleb Schroth - 9.01. •Tie Down Roping: second Lane Blasius - 14.93. •Bulls: first - John Luke McGriff - 68. Second Performance •Pole Bending: first Mazee Pauley -21.905. •Breakaway: first - Mattee Pauley - 3.76. •Goat Tying: second - Mattee Pauley - 10.61. •Tie Down Roping: third Rolly Fortune - 13.64. Average Winners •Pole Bending: Mazee Pauley 44.025. •Breakaway Roping: Mattee Pauley - 7.93. Wall Regional High School Rodeo was held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 1, 2 and 3. Two hundred and eighty six contestants entered the rodeo which had good weather. Contestants who place for the Wall High School Rodeo team were: First Performance •Barrel Racing: ninth - Carlee Johnston - 17.582. •Breakaway Roping: second Elsie Fortune - 2.870, tenth Mazee Pauley - 21.370. •Goat Tying: sixth - Mattee Pauley - 10.260, eighth - Carlee Johnston - 10.610, tenth - Mazee Pauley - 11.010. •Pole Bending: second - Mazee Pauley - 21.362, eighth - Mattee Pauley - 22.670. •Steer Wrestling: second - Carson Johnston - 8.870. •Team Roping: second - Trey Richter and Caleb Schroth - 8.300, fifth - Rolly Fortune and Lane Blasius - 10.280. •Tie Down Roping: sixth - Carson Johnston - 14.870. Second Performance •Barrel Racing: second - Mattee Pauley - 17.078, seventh - Carlee Johnston - 17.397. •Breakaway Roping: second Mazee Pauley - 3.020, third - Elsie Fortune - 3.090, tenth - Carlee Johnston - 5.240. •Goat Tying: first - Mazee Pauley - 7.920, eighth - Carlee Johnston - 11.350. •Pole Bending: second - Carlee Johnston - 21.606. •Steer Wrestling: third - Carson Johnston - 10.810. •Team Roping: second - Trey Richter and Caleb Schroth - 9.580, fourth - Rolly Fortune and Lane Blasius - 17.080. •Tie Down Roping: second Lane Blasius - 12.230, third - Rolly Fortune. Average •Barrel Racing: sixth - Carlee Johnston - 34.979. •Breakaway Roping: first Elsie Fortune, fifth - Mazee Pauley. Goat Tying: fourth - Mazee Pauley - 18.930, ninth - Carlee Johnston - 21.960. •Pole Bending: fifth - Mazee Pauley - 48.110, seventh - Mattee Pauley - 49.468. •Steer Wrestling: second - Carson Johnston - 19.680. •Team Roping: first - Trey Richter and Caleb Schroth 17.880, third - Rolly Fortune and Lane Blasius - 27.360. •Tie Down Roping: sixth Lane Blasius - 12.23, ninth - Rolly Fortune - 14.01.
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Powerhouse gets a facelift
During the month of May 2012, the Pennington County Sheriff's Office recorded the following statistics in and around the community of Wall: Time City hours: . . . . . . . . . . . . .312.50 City hrs other deputies . . . .83.50 Total City hours . . . . . .396.00 Training hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . .16.00 Vacation/Sick hrs . . . . . . . . . .0.00 County hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.00 # of times called out/Hrs . . . .2.00 Arrest Warrants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Non-Warrants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Calls For Service Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Alcohol Violations . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Animal Complaints . . . . . . . . . . .4 Assaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Assist Other Agencies . . . . . . . . .7 Attempt to Locate . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Civil Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Community Activity . . . . . . . . . .2 Coroner Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 DPP/Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Extra Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 Fire Medical Assist . . . . . . . . . . .3 Follow-up Investigation . . . . . .16 Found or Lost Property . . . . . . .4 Calls for Service Keep the Peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
May 2012, Pennington Sturgis Regional High County Sheriff’s report School Rodeo results
Minor Consuming . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Murder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Robbery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Runaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 School Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 SOLV Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Suicide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Suspicious Activity . . . . . . . . . . .6 Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Weapons Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Welfare Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 911 Hang up Calls . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Civil Patrol Attempted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Served . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 City Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Traffic Activity Citations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Injury Accidents . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Non-Injury Accident . . . . . . . . . .2 DUI's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Motorist Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 School Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Skate/Bike Citation . . . . . . . . . .0 Skate/Bike Warning . . . . . . . . . .0 Speed Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Vehicle/Parking Comp . . . . . . . .9 Please feel free to visit with Deputies Louis Lange, Darren Ginn, Sgt. Dustin Morrison, Lt. Kraig Wood or Capt. Corey Brubakken with any questions or concerns related to law enforcement in and around the Wall Community. The Sturgis Regional High School Rodeo was held on June 810, 2012. This was one of four regional rodeos held around South Dakota this past weekend. Contestants who accumulate three or more go-around points in an event at regional rodeos qualify for the South Dakota State Finals High School Rodeo held in Belle Fourche, SD on June 20-24. For more information, you can check the sdhsra.com website. Results First go: •Barrel Racing: third - Mazee Pauley - 17.513, fourth - Bailey Lytle - 17.587, fifth - Carlee Johnston - 17.748. •Breakaway Roping: first Elsie Fortune - 2.840, fourth - Mattee Pauley - 3.840, seventh - Mazee Pauley - 4.960. •Bull Riding: second - John Luke McGriff - 61. •Goat Tying: first - Mazee Pauley - 7.99, fifth - Kailey Rae Sawvell - 9.00, ninth - Carlee Johnston - 9.24, tenth - Mattee Pauley 9.43. •Pole Bending: sixth - Mazee Pauley - 22.428. •Team Roping: ninth - Trey Richter/Caleb Schroth - 23.57. Second Go: •Barrel Racing: tenth - Mazee Pauley - 17.953. •Breakaway Roping: first Mattee Pauley - 2.780, ninth Elsie Fortune - 18.360. •Goat Tying: first - Kailey Rae Sawvell - 7.360, eighth - Mattee Pauley - 10.440. •Pole Bending: first - Mazee Pauley - 21.367, eighth - Carlee Johnston - 21.999. •Team Roping: fifth - Trey Richter/Caleb Schroth - 11.180, seventh - Rolly Fortune/Lane Blasius- 13.380. Average •Barrel Racing: fourth Mazee Pauley - 35.466, fifth - Carlee Johnston - 35.829, ninth - Bailey Lytle - 36.111. •Breakaway Roping: third Mattee Pauley - 6.620, sixth - Elsie Fortune - 21.200. •Bull Riding: fourth - John Luke McGriff - 61.0. •Goat Tying: first - Kailey Rae Sawvell - 16.360, seventh - Mattee Pauley - 19.870. •Pole Bending: third - Mazee Pauley - 43.795. •Team Roping: sixth - Trey Richter/Cable Schroth - 34.750. •Tie Down: seventh - Rolly Fortune - 34.080. •2012 Sturgis Regional High School Rodeo Queen: Elsie Fortune.
Painting season is here. Kris Kitterman is sandblasting the Powerhouse before he powerwashes and gives the building a fresh coat of paint this summer. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
U.S. Forest Service readies for wildfire suppression
The U.S. Forest Service is taking actions to maintain its aerial firefighting capability after a series of events that have significantly reduced the number of airtankers available for wildfire suppression over the last year, including an accident that tragically resulted in the deaths of two Neptune Aviation Services, Inc. pilots. “The pilots of Tanker 11 lost their lives protecting public safety and natural resources,” said Tom Harbour, Director of Fire and Aviation Management for the U.S. Forest Service. “As the entire fire and aviation community grieves their loss, we must ensure that we maintain our capability to fulfill our responsibilities to be prepared to respond vigorously to wildfires threatening people, communities, infrastructure, and natural and cultural resources.” The U.S. Forest Service currently has nine operational large airtankers on exclusive use contracts. The U.S. Forest Service has arranged for a total of four additional airtankers to become available immediately for wildfire suppression. Two are CV-580s, one of which is available through an agreement with the state of Alaska and one of which is available through an agreement with the Canadian Interagency Fire Centre. These airtankers will be available for wildfire suppression nationwide. The other two airtankers are CAL FIRE S-2Ts, which will be staffed and available in California through an agreement offered by the state and funded by the U.S. Forest Service. “The loss of the two aerial firefighters has reverberated through the fire service community and our thoughts are certainly with their families and coworkers as they grieve,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, Director of CAL FIRE. “In the wake of this tragedy, we reached out to our federal partners to offer this agreement which staffs two CAL FIRE airtankers in California a month earlier than we would normally staff them based on the current wildfire threat.” The U.S. Forest Service is also arranging for five heavy (Type 1) helicopters to become available for wildfire suppression nationwide earlier than scheduled. The U.S. Forest Service believes that the additions of the airtankers and heavy helicopters will enable the agency to respond effectively to current and predicted fire activity. If needed, the U.S. Forest Service can also mobilize eight military C130s equipped with Modular AirFirefighting Systems borne (MAFFS) to serve as large airtankers as well as a DC-10 very large airtanker. Airtankers play an important role in wildfire suppression, particularly during the early stages known as “initial attack,” by dropping retardant that reduces the intensity and rate of spread of wildfires, enabling firefighters on the ground to safely construct fireline.
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The Looking Glass of Time
80 years ago… The marriage of Gale Dartt to Miss Edna Leman took place at the Presbyterian Manse, Wednesday afternoon, June 1. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. Rew Walz with Mr. Joe Pauli and Mrs. Rew Walz attending the bridal couple. The groom, Gale Dartt, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dartt who live north of Wall. Gale is a graduate of the Wall High School and attended University of Vermillion where he obtained a teaching certificate and for the past year taught the School near his place. The bride is a native of the Hill, her parents reside at Nemo. BiRTH: Born to Mrs. and Mrs. Ira Strandell, a ten pound boy, June 6. A twister Tuesday night did a great deal of damage to property northwest of Wall. Many noted the dark funnel shaped cloud as it traveled along about four Tuesday afternoon. Another tornado at the same time did considerable damage to Rapid Valley. On the old Culler place north of Wall where Haskell’s live, practically all of the buildings were demolished. One of the largest barns in the country on one of the Townview Farms where Logan’s are living was blown down. Damage was also reported to buildings on Fred Woltzen’s place, Tom Parkin’s, Loda Sawvell’s and D. Paulson’s. There was no train service Tuesday night due to a washout of the new fill near Dakota City. Owanka reported a four inch rain. Some hail followed the wind and some damage to crops has been reported. 70 years ago… Rains are still falling with a day or two of sunshine but seldom enough to allow farmers time to get much done in the fields. Last Wednesday night, Wall received a tally of 1 3/4 inches. This heavy downfall continued eastward causing the Cottonwood Creek and the Badland Creek to seriously attack the C & NW tracks. Train service to Wall was entirely eliminated until Saturday night while train crews reinforced their right-ofways. One span of the several hundred foot bridge across the White River southwest of Interior went out Thursday and another bridge south of Conata also washed away. The Cheyenne River at Creston has cut into its bank about 200 feet back for a distance of about half a mile, washing out the highway. Merle Crown had the misfortune of having two of his toes crushed when a heavy piece of iron fell from a truck that he was fixing at the Oliver Machine shop in Rapid City, last Wednesday, the toes had to be amputated. He was able to be released from the hospital, Monday. 60 years ago… The Town of Wall has been busy the past two weeks repairing and replacing water mains. A thousand feet of two inch mains were replaced with standard four inch mains along by the Catholic Church. A new line from this point will be extended to the Dowding Place. Also in North Wall, mains are planned to be extended to the County Highway shops. In closing the valves at the Methodist Church corner, commissioner Harold Welsh, ran into difficulty. A piece of 2x4 about six inches long was wedged under the valve. How this block of wood got into the water main is still anybody’s guess. Merle Crown won Sunday’s ball game without lifting his bat from his shoulder. Bases loaded, score tied, last of the tenth, and four straight balls. This win against Belvidere coupled with a loss by Kadoka, places the Wall-Quinn ball club at the top of the Badlands League with 1,000 percentage points. 50 years ago… The Wall school board election will be held Tuesday, June 19, at the School house. The only contest is for the five year term between two candidates, Bryce Kennedy, the present board member, and O. S. Soma. Roy Milliken is unopposed for the four year term. The three members whose terms do not expire this year are G. W. Shelton, Howard Johnson and Reynold Paulsen. Rev. John Jacoway has been asto the Wall-Wasta signed Methodist Church at the Annual Conference held last week in Huron. Joe Crawford is still hobbling from an accidental .22 pistol wound in the thigh of his leg. Dr. Hvam removed the bullet which had penetrated through a leather holster and nearly through the flesh part of his thigh. 40 years ago… Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Williams of Wall, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Carla Lynn to Mark A. Brucklacher, son of Reverend and Mrs. Alvin Brucklacher of Philip. A July 14 wedding is being planned. The annual school district election for Wall Dist. 58, will be held Tuesday, June 20. It was a year ago that voters favored a sevenman board, but no special election or appointments were made to increase the board from five to seven. So following this election, the Wall School District will have a seven member board. A re-organization meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday evening, July 5. There is only one contest for Tuesday’s election, Dean Patterson and Robert Hays are candidates for the five year term. Only one candidate has filed for the other two positions, Joan Renner for the four year term, and Milton Trask for the three year term. BiRTH: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hays, a son, Jerry Jerome, nine pounds, four ounces, June 9, at the Philip hospital. “You just can’t believe it” is the expression heard often since the tragic flood in Rapid City and this really describes the feeling that people have. “You just can’t believe it” is the statement that was repeated many times in a conservation with Norman Klingbile who spent 24 continuous hours on police patrol in Rapid City. In Wall, Friday evening, with little or no reason to believe that a storm was raging in the central Hills, the TV carried a written message of heavy rains and dangerous flooding conditions in Spearfish Canyon, the Boulder Canyon, and finally a four foot wall of water coming down Rapid City Creek. Wall received no rain until well after midnight.
30 years ago… Wall has a unique opportunity this week. This opportunity is one of studying theatre with a professional theatre company interested in telling stories of area people. Because Wall is a small town, its experiences with theatre may not be as frequent as people in larger towns and cities enjoy. That is why all ages cannot afford to miss what the Dakota Theatre Caravan can teach them this week. The Caravan is not only conducting a series of acting workshops, but it is also personalizing its visit here by holding a “Wall Musical Review”, an oral and musical history of Wall, including stories of and by local people. Everyone in Wall knows of the wealth of history that the people in the area posses — The Wall Musical Review will bring this history to the stage. Mr. and Mrs. John Paulsen celebrated their 50th anniversary with an open house on Sunday in the Methodist Church basement. Their son John and family from Sioux Falls, hosted the party. Mr. and Mrs. Roy White and Lucile Halverson, sisters of Myrtle Paulsen, and Edna Barnes and Gladys Sether, sisters of John, were out-of-town guests along with many nieces and nephews and hosts of friends and neighbors who helped make the anniversary a very happy occasion. A group of young people from the Wall School left last Wednesday on a tour of Europe where they will join chorus groups and put on some concerts. Those from Wall are Scott Patterson, Jim Sautter, James Babcock, Kevin Foster, Mike Carlbom, Rhonda Crawford, Rhonda Lurz, DeAnna Shearer, Jody Sawvell, Sherri Knutson, Lori Hays, Lois Stverak, Connie Heinrichs, and chaperones Mark and Carla Brucklacher. They landed at Amsterdam, Holland and will visit Rotterdam, Arnhem, Cologne, Heidelberg, Strassburg, Nancy, Paris, Calais, Dover, London, Zeebruggle, Brussels and Antwerp. They are due home June 26. The Outlaws captured first place at the Wall Drive Inn Softball Tournament held last Saturday and Sunday at the softball field. The Outlaws played the Pennington County Courant-Eagles in the championship game Sunday, defeating them 21-4. Leading scorers for the Outlaws were Tim Huether, Terry Allred, Merlin Doyle and Keith Thompson, each with three runs. Merlin Doyle was the winning pitcher. Fifteen teams participated in the tournament, including the seven men’s teams from Wall as well as teams from Rapid City, Philip, Milesville and the Black Hills. The top four finishers were the Outlaws (1), Courant-Eagles (2), Mud Hogs, Milesville (3), and Skier Construction, Hill City (4). 20 years ago… Lynn and Shaun McKay recently earned their Fourth Degree Blackbelts after completing an application process and meeting testing requirement. Lynn and Shaun have been studying Ju-Jitsu since 1986 and teaching the Wall JuJitsu class from 1989 to the present. Lynn is the only woman in South Dakota in the Jukite JuJitsu style to have earned a Fourth Degree Blackbelt. Lindsey Renner, a recent 2002 graduate of Wall High School, recently took part in the March 1623 2002 Presidential Classroom Scholar’s Program in Washington, D.C. BiRTH: Born to Joel and Stephanie Deering, Wasta, a son, John Wayne, on April 2, 2002. Lit-
tle John weighed in at 8 lbs. 14 oz. and measured 20 inches long. He joined big sisters Cheyenne and Autumn at home. Grandparents are Wayne and Sharon Titus, Black Hawk, Karen Soderquist, Rapid City and George Deering, Evans, CO. Great-grandparents are Deloris Titus, Maryland, Ralph and Bonnie Rodbell, Florida, Maude Soderquist, Wasta and great-great grandmother Sophie Phillips, Florida. Golfing awards for the 2002 season: Most Improved Players, Matthew Anderson and Malori Johnson; Most Valuable Players, Talon Peters and Lindsey Renner. 10 years ago… On June 4, the Teener baseball team came against the Bennett Co. team in Wall, losing 13-7 in the first game and in the second game, the Wall Teeners won 7-6. The Wall Midget “A” youth baseball team traveled to Midland, June 5th and opened the season with a 10-4 win. The Wall Midget “B” baseball team traveled to Midland June 5th to open the 1992 season. The game was the first baseball game that many of these youngsters had ever played. Although they came out on the losing side of an eight to two
score, the youngsters played well and learned a lot. The Wall High School Rodeo Team members are down in numbers this year but they are dynamite! And it showed at the Wall Regional Rodeo last weekend says president Marty Williams. There are six team members and nine group members. Heather Fortune walked away with the girls AllAround buckle! She placed first in girls cutting both days and in goats fifth on Saturday, sixth on Sunday and second in the Average. She placed sixth in poles on Sunday. Marty Williams had a good weekend. He placed seventh in calf roping and sixth in steer wrestling on Saturday and sixth in calf roping and seventh in steer wrestling on Sunday. On Average, he placed fourth in calf roping and fourth in steer wrestling. Leslie Deutscher placed third in poles on Saturday, fifth on Sunday and second for Average. Teel Mullanix placed eight in calf roping on Sunday and fifth in team roping with partner Mike Hauk from Philip on Sunday. Shannon Sampson placed 11th in poles on Sunday and Monty Williams placed 12th in calf roping on Saturday.
Giving Honest and Sincere Appreciation
Taking the time and energy to give honest and sincere appreciation is a vital thing for us to do. So often though we do not take the time like we could and should. If we do not get a lot of encouragement ourselves we find it hard to encourage others. I practice paying compliments on most everyone I come into contact with. I like to be an encourager. It is like good therapy for me. Below you will find the system that I use. examine Look and watch for what people are doing right and well. This is a good strategy to practice on a daily basis. Look deep into their character. expose Bring it out in the open, tell it directly to them. emotion Tell them how it makes you feel, happy, joy, share an emotion. expectation Share with them what the benefits to them will be if they keep up the behavior. endear Maintain eye contact with them, while your paying your compliment. Capture people doing things right and well. Surprise these people with words of encouragement. You will astonish them and they will not know how to handle such positive words. That is the fun part of this activity.
Aaron Kreman and Heather Schell are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding, which is to be celebrated in Scottsbluff, Neb. on August 11, 2012. Parents of the groom are Allan and Diann Kreman of Bayard, Neb. Parents of the bride are Laurie Schell of Sundance, Wy., and Terry Schell of Wasta, S.D. Aaron graduated high school from Bayard, Neb. in 2001. He then went on to study at WNCC in Scottsbluff, Neb. receiving his associate’s degree. Following his graduation from WNCC, he studied at the University of Wyoming receiving his bachelor’s degree in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management. Aaron is currently self employed as a farmer in Bayard, Neb. Heather graduated high school from Belle Fourche, S.D. in 2004. She then went on to study at Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wy. where she received her associate’s degree. Following her graduation from Sheridan College, she received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wyoming. Heather is currently employed for Panhandle Coop Crop Production as the Office Manager in Scottsbluff, Neb.
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PRESS OPERATOR WANTED: Operate Kodak 5634 DI fourcolor press and AB Dick single color press, along with an assortment of other pressroom and bindery equipment. Excellent hourly salary with full benefit package, including: major medical insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, AFLAC cafeteria insurance plan, pension plan (after one year), paid vacations and holidays. Send resume to Larry Atkinson, Bridge City Publishing, 1413 E Grand Xing, Mobridge, SD 57601 or call 800-594-9418 or 605-845-3646 or cell: 605-2300161. THE SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT has an opening for an Activities Director. Job description can be obtained by contacting the business office. Send a LOA, resume and credentials to Dr. Stephen Schulte at 516 8th Ave. West, Sisseton, SD 57262. Closed: 6/15/12. EOE EDUCATION MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant at SC Training! No experience needed! Job placement after online training! HS diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! 1-888-9267884 MISCELLANEOUS Win $4,000 in groceries. Enter to win. Take our survey at www.paper.net and tell us about your household shopping plans and media usage. Your input will help us improve the paper and get the advertising specials you want. Thank you! TURNING 65 OR KNOW SOMEONE turning 65? Five important actions you have to take. FREE REPORT gives you critical information. FREE CALL 888-9598303, extension 103. NOTICES 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 800-6583697 for details. OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY DRIVERS - $1000 SIGN-ON BONUS. *HOME WEEKLY *Must be Canadian eligible. *2500+ miles weekly *$0.42 for all Canadian miles *$50 border crossing pay *95% no tarp (888) 691-5705. WANTED TO BUY BUYING ANTLERS UP to 7.50 per lb. brown elk, 6.00 per lb. brown deer. Will be buying porcupines again this fall. Phone 605-517-0397 or clawantlerhide@hotmail.com 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: 4880291. 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., P51-tfn 859-2020, Philip. 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: 3908604; wrex@gwtc.net K50-tfn HELP WANTED: Daytime, fulltime. Jones’ Saddlery, Bottle & Vet, 859-2482. PR43-2tc HELP WANTED: Applicator to work with the Dakota Mill & Grain team in the Murdo area. Competitive pay with benefits, E.O.E. Stop by your local DM&G to pick up an application or call Jack at 381-0031. WP42-2tc HELP WANTED: Construction foreman, carpenters and laborers in the Faith, Philip, Sturgis and Cheyenne River areas. Wage depending on experience. Troy Schultes, 985-5055. PR39-tfn POSITION OPEN: The Kadoka Area School District is seeking applications for the assistant janitor position. Applications can be found on the Kadoka Area School District website. Applications may be submitted either electronically to Tim. Hagedorn@k12.sd.us or mail to Kadoka Area School District, Attn: Jamie Hermann, 800 Bayberry St., PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD 57543. Kadoka Area School K27-2tc District is an EOE. 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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WANTED! Young family looking for place to rent out of town (Wasta or Wall area). Call 605/ 210-1805 or 307-756-2897. PW24-4tp
HOUSE FOR SALE IN KADOKA: Many upgrades & updates in past two years. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 2 garages, central propane heat & central air. New roof in 2011. Call 8371611. K27-2tp RANCH STYLE HOME FOR SALE: 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, must be moved. Call 515-3868, Wall. PW27-2tp FOR SALE: Well-kept family home on quiet street in Philip. Three bedrooms, 2 bath ranch style home with finished basement, stainless steel appliances and a two-car attached garage, located at 609 Sunshine Dr. For more information contact Monte Palecek at 859-2655. PR40-4tc 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 859-2403 (home) or P24-tfn 515-1946 (cell).
A PROGRESSIVE GM DEALERSHIP is seeking an entry level and experienced automotive technicians. Benefit package. Wages DOE. Dave Hahler Automotive, Inc., 500 E U.S. Hwy. 12, Webster, SD 57274, phone 605-345-4792. COUNTY HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT - Huron, SD. Job description available at www.beadle.sdcounties.org. Deadline to apply is 6-15-12 . Submit resume with salary expectations to auditor@beadlesd. org. SEEKING BUSINESS MANAGER for McLaughlin School Disctrict #15-2. Send resume and application (available at www.mclaughlin.k12.sd.us) to Keith McVay, PO Box 880, McLaughlin, SD 57642. Open until filled. CITY ADMINISTRATOR - Harrisburg,SD: BA Degree required; Salary up to $80,000.00 - Job available at Description www.harrisburgsd.gov . Submit to contact@harrisresume burgsd.gov. Deadline to apply is 06/22/12. PIERRE SCHOOL DISTRICT is seeking a School Psychologist for the 2012-13 school year. Apply online at www.pierre.k12. sd.us/employment or contact the Pierre School District at 605-773-7300. EOE. CUSTER REGIONAL SENIOR CARE, Custer Regional Hospital and Custer Clinic are accepting applications for dedicated, caring staff to join our team. We have full and part time RN, LPN and Aide positions available. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. For more information please call 605-6732229 ext. 110 or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply. EEOC/AA THE ASSOCIATED SCHOOL BOARDS of South Dakota is seeking an energetic, talented individual to serve as the Director of Communications. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Experience working with school boards, media contacts, publishing and webpages are preferred. Closing date June 15, 2012. Application info is available at www.asbsd.org/jobs
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY EARN $500 DAILY PART-TIME! Hottest business in America. For your free 16 page report call 1-800-507-7222 or visit www.drytechsystems.com and use promo code #CL42783. LOOMIX® FEED SUPPLEMENTS is seeking dealers. Motivated individuals with cattle knowledge and community ties. Contact Bethany at 800-8700356 / becomeadealer@adm. com to find out if there is a dealership opportunity in your area. CONTRACT SALESPERSONS sell aerial photography of farms, commission basis, $7,000$10,000/month. Proven product and earnings, Travel required. More info at msphotosd.com or call 605-882-3566. EMPLOYMENT SEEKING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for the United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton. For information and application go to www.yanktonunitedway.org HIGHMORE-HARROLD SCHOOL District is seeking a seventh/eighth grade science/ math teacher. Send resume to Dr. Frank Palleria, PO Box 416, Highmore, SD 57345.
FOR SALE: Buckskin gelding Mustang, 4 years old, 90 days training by Steve Mantle, bought at WY State Fair. Good horse, needs fine tuning. Not for beginners. Up to date on shots/ worming. $375 OBO. 993-3161. P27-2tc TRAILER TIRES FOR SALE: Get ready for spring hauling! 12-ply, 235/85/16R. $150 mounted (limited quantities available). Les’ Body Shop, 859P27-tfn 2744, Philip. 2012 WHEAT HARVESTING: Wanted in your area for John Deere combines and equipment. 59 years in business. Dishman Harvesting, 940/7336327 or 940/631-1549.K 2 7 5tp FOR SALE: John Deere 16’ hydroswing swather. 433-5443. P27-3tp WANTED: Hay to put up on shares in the Wall-Philip area. Call 441-0284, please leave a message. P24-4tp
NEED A WEEKEND BABYSITTER? Call Charity at 993-3026 (home) or 307/756-2897 (cell). PW24-4tp Located in Wasta.
HOUSE FOR RENT: Two bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, 204 Philip Ave., Philip. $600/month. 303/ 912-3898. PR40-2tp TWO BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN WALL: Contact Christianson Properties, 605/858-2195. PW24-6tc APARTMENTS: Spacious one bedroom units, all utilities included. Young or old. Need rental assistance or not, we can house you. Just call 1-800-4816904 or stop in the lobby and pick up an application. Gateway Apartments, Kadoka. WP32-tfn
FOR SALE: Three-piece blonde bedroom set, good condition, $200. (1) Elite electric scooter, excellent condition, $1,500. Carla Brucklacher, 279-2278 or WP43-2tc 515-0252. FOR SALE: New in package: clamp-on rod holders for your boat, great for medium fishing tackle. 2 for $10 or 4 for $20. Call 279-2195 or 441-7049, Wall. PW27-2tp FOR SALE - OR MAKE AN OFFER: AB Lounger 2, like new condtion with all instructions & CD. LIFE STYLE 8 mph treadmill, works great! KING size waterbed w/heater, sturdy base & frame. TV - 27” picture tube style, great working order FREE!!!! Entertainment center, light finish. Call Jan Hewitt, 859-2559 (office) OR 685-5904 PR42-3tc (cell) after hours. FOR SALE: Several nice, clean queen mattress sets. Del’s Second Hand & Gifts, Exit 63 Box Elder, 390-9810. PR41-4tc FOR SALE: Rope horse halters with 10’ lead rope, $15 each. Call 685-3317 or 837-2917. K44-tfn
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HELP WANTED at the Kadoka Nursing Home. If you are interested in housekeeping, which consists of cleaning residents’ rooms and doing laundry, and are dependable, please stop by and visit with Ruby. If you would like to work in the dietary department as a dietary aide, please stop and visit with Cathy. You can also call the Kadoka Nursing Home at 8372270. K27-2tc HELP WANTED: Elevator hand to work with the Dakota Mill & Grain team in the Midland area. Competitive pay with benefits, E.O.E. Stop by your local DM&G to pick up an application or call Jack at 381-0031. WP42-2tc FULL OR PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER POSITIONS: College or high school students or anyone desiring full or part-time housekeeping positions. No experience needed, we will train. Apply at Budget Host Sundowner and America’s Best Value Inn, Kadoka. Call 8372188 or 837-2296. K26-tfn
FOR SALE: 1995 Jayco Eagle 29’ camper, E350 Ford chassis, self-contained, good tires, new transmission, 21’ awning, generator, 2” receiver hitch and wiring to pull a boat. 49,891 miles. Asking $8,000. Call 5150575, Wall. WP43-2tc FOR SALE: 1973 5th wheel Winnebago travel trailer, great condition, sleeps four, reasonably priced. Vern or Bea Fortune, 279-2222. PR42-3tc
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REGuLAR MEETING JuNE 4, 2012 The Quinn Town Board met at 7 pm on Monday, June 4, 2012, at the Quinn Community Center with the following members present Kevin Wenzel, Patty Coleman and Juston Eisenbraun. Others present were Mike Luedeman, Lorna Moore, and Deborah Bryan. Motion by Patty, seconded by Juston to approve the agenda, motion carried. Motion by Kevin, seconded by Patty to approve the minutes of the last meeting, motion carried. Motion by Kevin, seconded by Patty to approve the financial statement, motion carried. Juston made a motion, seconded by Patty to elect Kevin as Chairman and Patty as Co-Chairman, motion carried. Kevin made a motion to use the Pennington County Courant as the official newspaper and the First Interstate Bank as official depository for the Town of Quinn, seconded by Juston, motion carried. Motion by Juston to hire Michael Luedeman and Mark Coleman as maintenance men for the Town of Quinn, at $9.00 per hours, seconded by Patty, motion carried. Kevin made a motion to approve the vouchers, seconded by Patty, motion carried. The following vouchers were paid: WREA, $206.00; Pennington County Courant, $39.18; Kevin Wenzel, $25.00; Patty Coleman, $25.00; Juston Eisenbraun, $25.00; Deborah Bryan, $200.00; Kelly Jones, $101.89; Corner Pantry, $41.35; Billie Humphrey, $30.00; Mark Coleman, $112.50; WRLJ Rural Water, $30.00; Wall Building Center, $45.98; Melvin Smith, $371.36. With all business complete, the meeting was adjourned. Deborah Bryan Finance Officer Town of Quinn Published June 14, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $17.54.
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ber). All parties interested in election to the board, or those with questions, please contact Tommi Cheney, District Manager of east Pennington Conservation District, at 279-2519 or stop by the office on 24 Creighton Road. NOTE: All petitions must be signed and filed on or before July 2, 2012. Published June 14 & 21, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $18.20.
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angle of 38º42’34”, a radius of 791.22’ and a length of 534.56’, thence S54º50’56”W to a point a distance of 158.02’ to a point, thence S 0º11’03”E a distance of 1131.51’ to a point, thence S89º50’09”W a distance of 494.00’ to the southwest corner of Section 19 consisting of a Banner Cap, thence N0º11’03”W a distance of 1746.27’ to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel containing 24.039 acres more or less, located in Section 19, T1N, R8E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota, 615 E. Catron Boulevard, in accordance with Section 508 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. RMS Lode, Matt Keck, has applied for a Rezone to rezone 5.136 acres from Limited Agriculture to Highway Service and to amend the Pennington County Comprehensive Plan to change the Future Land Use from Planned Unit Development Sensitive to Highway Service located on the following metes and bounds description: Beginning at the northwest corner of Lot 1 of Stenson Subdivision as shown on Plat Document A201114185; thence S 0°05’04” W, 209.47’; thence S 31°40’12” W, 201.90’; thence S 58°09’38” E, 123.93’; thence S 0°08’16” W, 241.70’; thence along a curve having a length of 234.44’, a radius of 1,357.39’, a chord bearing of S 46°33’43” W, and a chord length of 234.15’; thence S 63°54’04” W, 155.44’; thence S 56°00’50” W, 113.92’; thence N 2°06’21” E, 339.30’; thence N 27°58’10” E, 618.30’, thence N 0°08’20” E, 313.97’; thence S 18°20’56” E, 202.67’; thence S 56°47’19” E, 46.22’ to the Point of Beginning, located in Section 21, T1S, R5E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota, 12654 Stenson Meadow Road, in accordance with Section 508 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. Notice is further given that said applications will be heard by the Pennington
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or all bids and to waive any irregularities therein. They also reserve the right to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder as they so determine. Julie A. Pearson, Pennington County Auditor Published June 14 & 21, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $72.78.
County Board of Commissioners in the County Courthouse at 10:30 a.m. on the 3rd day of July 2012. At this time, any person interested may appear and show cause, if there be any, why such requests should or should not be granted. ADA Compliance: Pennington County fully subscribes to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you desire to attend this public meeting and are in need of special accommodations, please notify the Planning Director so that appropriate auxiliary aids and services are available. DAN JENNISSEN, PLANNING DIRECTOR JULIE A. PEARSON, PENNINGTON COUNTY AUDITOR Published June 14, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $38.12.
BEFORE THE PENNINGTON COuNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION Notice is hereby given that the following petitioners have applied to the Pennington County Planning and Zoning Commission under the provisions of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance as follows: James and Linda McArthur have applied for a Conditional Use Permit to allow an accessory structure prior to a primary structure in a Suburban Residential District located on Lot 1 of Tract A (less Well Lot), Sunnyside Acres, Section 25, T2N, R4E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota, 22743 Sunnyside Gulch Road, in accordance with Sections 208 and 510 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. Galen and Linda Livermont have applied for a Conditional Use Permit to allow a camper to be used as living quarters on a temporary basis on the subject property and to allow for accessory structures to be located on the property prior to a primary structure in a General Agriculture District located on Part of the NW1/4NW1/4 north of the Highway and Railroad, Section 24, T1N, R8E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota, 7255 Morris Lane, in accordance with Sections 205 and 510 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. Rita and Albert Chapman have applied for a Conditional Use Permit to allow for a Vacation Home Rental in a Suburban Residential District located on Lots 5-10, Block 2, Silver City, Section 31, T2N, R5E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota, 9209 St. Joseph Street in Silver City, in accordance with Sections 208, 319, and 510 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. Rita and Albert Chapman have applied for a Conditional Use Permit to allow for a Vacation Home Rental in a Suburban Residential District located on Lots 9-12, Block 3, Silver City, Section 31, T2N, R5E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota, 9307 St. Joseph Street in Silver City, in accordance with Sections 208, 319, and 510 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. Notice is further given that said applications will be heard by the Pennington County Planning and Zoning Commission in the County Courthouse at 9:00 a.m. on the 25th day of June 2012. At this time, any person interested may appear and show cause, if there be any, why such requests should or should not be granted. ADA Compliance: Pennington County fully subscribes to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you desire to attend this public meeting and are in need of special accommodations, please notify the Planning Department so that appropriate auxiliary aids and services are available. Dan Jennissen Planning Director Published June 14, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $27.64.
BEFORE THE PENNINGTON COuNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION AND THE PENNINGTON COuNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Notice is hereby given that the following petitioners have applied to the Pennington County Planning Board of Commissioners under the provisions of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance as follows: Orvil Davis, Lazy P6 Land Company; Centerline – Agent, has applied for a Rezone to rezone 35.88 acres from Highway Service and General Agriculture to General Commercial District and to amend the Pennington County Comprehensive Plan to change the Future Land Use from Highway Service and Low Density Residential to General Commercial located on Unit II, Southgate Condos Phase II, Section 24, T1N, R7E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota, 315 Catron Boulevard, in accordance with Section 508 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. Orvil Davis, Lazy P6 Land Company; Centerline – Agent, has applied for a Rezone to rezone 24.039 acres from Light Industrial to General Commercial District and to amend the Pennington County Comprehensive Plan to change the Future Land Use from Light Industrial to General Commercial located on the following metes and bounds description: Commencing from the West 1/4 Corner of Section 19, T1N, R8E, B.H.M. thence S 0º11’03”E a distance of 900’ to the Point of Beginning. Thence S89º58’20”E a distance of 957.14’ to a point, thence S16º08’20”W a distance of 98.80’ to the PC of a right-hand curve with a central
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PENNINGTON COuNTY CAMPuS EXPANSION PROJECT EVIDENCE BuILDING EQuIPMENT BID PACKAGE Bid Opening: The Pennington County Board of Commissioners will receive sealed bids at their Administrative Office for the above referenced bid package until 2:00 PM on June 27, 2012. Bids will be opened thereafter in the adjacent Commission Meeting Room. Allow time to pass through building security. Board of Commissioners Administrative Office, Suite 156 Pennington County Courthouse 315 St. Joseph Street (Entrance on south side of building) Rapid City, SD 57701 The Bids shall be reviewed for compliance with requirements and it is anticipated that the Board of Commissioners will award a Contract at their regular meeting on July 3, 2012, which commences at 9:00 AM. The successful bidder shall enter into a Contract with Pennington County once any pre-contract requirements are completed. Associated Construction Project & Bid Package Description: The Pennington County Campus Expansion Project is a construction project located on Block 99 which is east of the County’s Parking Structure. A construction contract has been awarded and work is currently underway. This bid package is intended to include the supply, delivery and installation of various equipment items for the Pennington County Evidence Building portion of that project. The scope includes, but is not limited to: high-density storage, lab casework, lab equipment, evidence storage, acoustic wall panels, general use storage, and shelving. This package will require coordination with the previously released bid package as awarded to general contractor, J. Scull Construction as part of Phase I of the overall project. This package will be bid with pre-determined itemizations; bidders will not be required to bid the package in its entirety. Equipment Delivery & Installation Coordination: Awarded vendors will be required to coordinate delivery and installation of equipment, casework, etc with the General Contractor and Owner. Procurement Documents: Procurement Documents have been placed on file in the Pennington County Buildings & Grounds Office, the plan rooms listed below and may be examined there or may be obtained Wednesday, June 13, 2012 or thereafter from ARC International, Inc., 5808 Sheridan Lake Rd., Rapid City, South Dakota 57702. Requests for Documents can be made by contacting Samantha at ARC International by e-mail to samellis@arcetek.com; fax to (605) 341-3651 or phone to (605) 341-2066. Shipping: Bidders shall provide prepaid express air-bills or express billing numbers. The Procurement Documents may be examined at the following locations after June 13, 2012: Construction Industry Center, Rapid City, SD Dodge Plan Room, Minneapolis, MN Fargo-Moorhead Builder Exchange, Fargo, ND Omaha Builders Exchange, Omaha, NE Plains Builders Exchange, Sioux Falls, SD Lincoln Builders Bureau, Lincoln, NE Pre-Bid Meeting/ Conference Call & Questions: A Pre-Bid Meeting/ Conference Call (605-341-2066) will be held at ARC International, Inc. on June 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM, local time. By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to materials, products, and supplies found or produced within the State of South Dakota. The Pennington County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any
FOR VOTER REGISTRATION FOR THE EASTERN PENNINGTON COuNTY AMBuLANCE DISTRICT ORGANIZATION ELECTION Voter registration for the “Question on the formation of the Eastern Pennington County Ambulance District” Election to be held on July 10, 2012, will close on June 25, 2012. Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for this election. If you are in doubt about whether you are registered check the Voter Information Portal at www.sdsos.gov or call the Pennington County Auditor’s Office at 605-394-2153. Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the Pennington County Auditor’s Office, municipal finance office, Secretary of State’s office and those locations which provide driver’s licenses, SNAP, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the Pennington County Auditor’s Office to request a mail-in registration form or access a mailin format at www.votepennco.com. Voters with disabilities may contact the Pennington County Auditor for information and special assistance in voter registration, absentee voting or polling place accessibility. Julie A. Pearson, Auditor Pennington County Published June 7 & 14, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $27.30.
SuPERVISOR VACANCY EAST PENNINGTON CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD OF SuPERVISORS As of December 31, 2012, there will be three vacancies on the East Pennington Conservation District Board of Supervisors due to the expiration of the current terms of Lynn Denke (Landowner/Occupier), Larry Eisenbraun (Taxpayer of Real Property), and Kent Jordan (Urban Mem-
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Dean J. Talty, 89, Rapid City, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Donna Belle Talty, Rapid City; daughters, Deana Culp, India, Debra Peonio, Windsor, Colo., Darla Crown, Rapid City, and Diana Telford, Monument, Colo.; six grandchildren and ten great-
Obituaries More obituaries on page 5 Dean J. Talty_________________________________
grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m. with a Christian Wake Service at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home, 2700 Jackson Blvd, Rapid City. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 15, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Per-
DoN'T FALL ViCTiM To iNVeSTMeNT "BiASeS" Richard Wahlstrom www.edwardjones.com If you’re like most people, you go through many complex thoughts and emotions when choosing investments. In fact, a field of study called “behavioral finance” is devoted to understanding why people make their investment decisions. As part of their work, behavioral finance researchers examine “biases” that affect people’s investment selections. And as an individual investor, you, too, can benefit from understanding these biases — so that you can avoid them. Here are some of the key biases identified by behavioral finance experts: •Overconfidence — Overconfidence leads investors to believe they know the “right times” to buy and sell investments. But if you’re constantly buying and selling in the belief that you are correctly “timing” the market, you maybe wrong many times, and you may incur more investment fees, expenses and taxes than if you simply bought quality investments and held them for the long term. •Representativeness — If you make decisions based on preconceived ideas or stereotypes, you may be suffering from a bias called “representativeness.” For example, if you see that investments from a particular sector, such as energy, have performed particularly well in one year, you might think these types of vehicles will do just as well the next year, so you load up on them. Yet every sector will go through ups and downs, so one year’s performance cannot necessarily predict the next year's performance. Instead of chasing “hot” investments, try to build a balanced portfolio that reflects your individual goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. •Anchoring — Similar to representativeness, an anchoring bias occurs when investors place too much emphasis on past performance. If you own shares of XYZ stock, for instance, and the stock price hit $60 per share, you might assume XYZ will always sell for at least $60 a share. But if XYZ drops to $30 per share — perhaps as a result of a broad-based market decline — you might think it’s now “undervalued,” leading you to “snap up” even more shares. However, XYX shares could also fall due to a change in its fundamentals, such as a shake-up in the company’s management or a decline in the competitiveness of its products. As an informed investor, you need to work with your finan-
petual Help with Rev. Michel Mulloy presiding. Interment will follow at Pine Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials have been established to the Minneluzahan Senior Citizens Center and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Alex “Bod” Livermont____________________________
Alex "Bod" Livermont was born March 26, 1946, in Pine Ridge, the son of Oliver and Emma M. (Wiedman) Livermont. He was raised on the ranch southeast of Kadoka on the Alec Livermont Ranch. He attended school in Kadoka. After his schooling, Bob worked at various places around Kadoka, including Burns Bros. Truck Stop for several years. Bod was a very reserved and shy man, but once he knew you, he had a wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed rock hunting, fishing, house painting, and exploring with his metal detector. Bod also enjoyed family dinners in Kadoka. Survivors include two brothers, LeRoy “Boots” Livermont of Kadoka and Michael Livermont and Amelia of Belvidere; five sisters, Charleen Grass of Norris, Sharon Bowes and her husband, Delmar, of Rapid City, Linda “Wink” Stoddard and her husband, Joe, of Norris, Mary Gropper and her husband, Dick, of Long Valley, and Janie Whidby of Rapid City; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Bod was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, Wayne Whidby; and a niece, Lori Stoddard. Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Gus Craven officiating. Interment will be at the Kadoka Cemetery. A memorial has been established. Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka. His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com
cial advisor to determine the causes of an investment’s decline and any actions you may need to take in response. •Confirmation — If you are subject to confirmation bias, you may look for information that supports your reasons for choosing a particular investment. This type of bias can lead to faulty decision making, because you’ll end up with onesided information. In other words, you may latch onto all the positive reasons for investing in something — such as a “hot stock” — but you may overlook the “red flags” that would cause you to think twice if you were being totally objective. To fight back against confirmation bias, take your time before making any investment decision — a quality investment will almost always be just as good a choice tomorrow as it is today. Being aware of these investment biases can help you make better decisions — and over a period of many years, these decisions can make a difference as you work toward achieving your financial objectives.
Alex “Bod” Livermont, age 66 of Kadoka, S.D., died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at his home in Kadoka.
S.D. Sportsmen against hunger donate meals to those in need
At its recent annual meeting in Custer State Park, the South Sportsmen Against Dakota Hunger (SAH) Board of Directors reported that hunters donated 78,735 pounds of game meat to needy individuals and families across the state last year. Although the total pounds of donated meat dropped 25 percent in 2011, donations in 2010 were record large. “A reduction of donations in 2011 was not a surprise to us because deer and antelope populations were reduced during severe winters the past few years,” noted Jeff Olson, President of SAH. “It is a double-edged sword for us. One goal of the program is to reduce the number of deer in areas where landowners are having problems, and that part is working well. What we do not like to see is the number of pounds to the needy drop, as demand and need for this meat is high.” One of the highlights from 2011 was the implementation of a new goose donation program. SAH worked with the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to allow hunters to donate geese harvested in the August Management Take. SAH would like to expand donations from other waterfowl seasons and plans to begin discussions with management agencies this summer. “Those who benefited from the donated meat would like to send a big ‘Thank You’ to all the donors and volunteers for yet another great year for the program,” Olson said. “Many people contributed to the continuing success of SAH this past year, including sportsmen who donated game animals, game processors who worked with us to process the animals, and food pantries that accepted and distributed the donated meat.” Olson also thanks hunters, private donors and SAH volunteers for their generosity and help in making the program a big success. To learn more about South Dakota Sportsmen Against Hunger, visit its website www.feedtheneedsd.com at
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