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Pennington Co. Courant, October 18, 2012

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Number 42
Volume 107
October 18, 2012
by Laurie Hindman
Leah Bifulco from Casey Peter-
son and Associates presented the
2011 audit to the Wall City Council
at the Tuesday, October 9 meeting.
Bifulco went through the Financial
Performance Measures and said
they had found four findings:
The first was 2011-1 Lack of Seg-
regation of Duties; the city has had
this finding for a number of years
due to only having one person in
the office. She went on to say that
other cities have this finding also
and the City of Wall has begun to
have the chamber director main-
tain a mail log of cash receipts and
compare the mail log to the deposit
slips and the deposit receipt from
the bank. Mayor Dave Hahn is
then reviewing the bank reconcili-
ations which includes the money
receipts. He is also reviewing
transfers made for the money mar-
ket account to the checking account
and the journal entries made in the
money market accounts.
The second finding was 2011-2;
Preparation of Financial State-
ments, this is another finding the
city has had for a number of years
and they are working to correct the
problem.
Third finding was 2011-3; Budg-
etary Overexpenditures in the
General Fund which was caused by
the Public Works Department ex-
ceeding their budgeted appropria-
tions due to accounting errors and
the lack of consideration of year-
end accrual adjustments in the
budgeted appropriations. It was
recommended that the city council
should continue to review the
budget to actual reports each
month to determine if supplemen-
tal appropriations are necessary
and keep more money in the
budget for a cushion.
The last finding was 2011-4;
Missing documentation for dis-
bursements. According to SDCL 9-
23-1, itemized invoices are re-
quired to accompany a voucher of
payment and they are to be filed in
the office on the municipal finance
officer. This is caused by city de-
partments not submitting pur-
chase orders timely to the finance
officer prior to payment of goods
and services. It was recommended
to the city to monitor those depart-
mental expenditures and commu-
nicate the importance of statutory
compliance and city policy to re-
sponsible officials.
Bifulco then went over the Unre-
stricted Net Assets for the City. She
said, “For the year ending Decem-
ber 31, 2011, the city’s total unre-
stricted net assets totaled $2.87
million or approximately 128 per-
cent of annual total revenues.” The
level is considered excellent. The
Budgetary Fund Balance for the
year ending December 31, 2011 for
the city’s unassigned fund balance
in the General Fund was
$1,200,000or over 100 percent of
annual General Fund revenues,
which was an increase from prior
years. The Capital Asset Condition
as of December 31, 2011 amounted
to almost $17 million while accu-
mulated depreciation was nearly
$7.2 million which resulted in a ra-
tion of 42 percent. Bifulco added
the city has been fairly stable for
the last five years. She went on to
say the city has 14 times the
amount of current assets to pay
current liabilities, which is very fa-
vorable for the city. The city has
over 13 times the amount of cash
needed to pay short-term liabili-
ties. Net assets increased by
$266,000 or 2.28 percent for the
year ending December 31, 2011.
This increase came from revenues
exceeding expenses for the city as
a whole. Bifucol cautioned the city
council to be aware of the budget
and to cut the budget when needed
to keep improving their financial
condition. At the end on 2011, the
city’s 113 percent funding percent-
age indicated the city’s total costs
were fully funded by current year
revenues and additional resources
were generated for future periods.
Bifulco reported the city had to use
year net assets to fund utility and
ambulance operations. This indi-
cated that not all of the current
year systems’ costs were funded by
current year revenues but there
has been an improvement over the
last three years. The city did see a
decrease in sales tax revenue at
the end of December 31, 2011 of
0.34 percent. For that same year
the city had direct control over 42
percent (service charges) of its rev-
enue. This ratio indicated that the
city has moderate exposure to fi-
nancial difficulties due to reliance
(58 percent) on taxes, contribu-
tions and other revenue. The city
has a low amount of debt which
makes them highly solvency and
indicated that for every dollar the
city spent on non capital items
only two cents was used for debt
service. Total property taxes for
the end on 2011 amounted to
$284,000 or $317 per capita. The
2011 CY audit has been accepted
by the S. D. Legislative audit a mo-
tion was made and approved to ap-
prove the 2011 audit.
Applications for utility services
for Echo Valley and Tanner Hand-
cock was approved.
It was approved to contract
8,000 gallons at $139.9 from De’s
Oil Incorporated.
Steve Wyant from Wounded
Knee gave an update on the recon-
struction of his business that re-
cently burnt. He is stabilizing the
building and would like to expand
but has concerned about the traffic
on 10th avenue. He won’t be doing
any inside work until be decides
what he will do in the future. The
council approved a motion for him
to move forward on the project
pending he get all necessary paper
work into the finance office.
Waste Management Connec-
tions was at the meeting to discuss
what can be done with illegal
dumping of garbage in town and
businesses using other businesses
garbage receptacles. It was de-
cided to have Stan Anderson, Jerry
Morgan and Rick Hustead meet to
solve this issue. Council approved
a motion to have garbage moved
from the alley to the street side
from November 1, 2012 through
May 15, 2013.
Council approved to go with in-
surance from Fire Pak for the fire
department.
Council approved to reduce the
requirements for a tractor to be
used as snow removal equipment
to 120 hp from 140 hp so they can
received additional bids. They also
approved to advertise for bids so
the bids can be opened November
5 and awarded at the November 8
city council meeting.
Pay request for application num-
ber one on the airport building was
approved.
Council approved to waive the
fees on a table for the library/food
pantry at the November 11 craft
fair. Fees were also waived for the
Haakon County Crooners to hold a
christmas concert at the Wall
Community Center.
Council approved for Finance
Officer Carolynn Anderson to at-
tend a Free Risk Management
workshop in Rapid City on Thurs-
day, October 11.
Well 7 is down at this time. The
council will contact WREA to see if
they have dirty power at the well.
Service Road snow plow agree-
ment with DOT was approved to
be renewed for another three
years.
It was discussed what to do with
signage for Kelly Avenue. The
Street Committee will meet with
the property owner and discuss
this issue.
Items for discussion included a
fence for the Wall Discount Outlet.
The renter has filled out an appli-
cation for the fence. The city will
contact the owner of the property
first to see if he is okay with the
fence.
The meeting was adjourned.
City Council approves 2011 audit
On behalf of the South Dakota
Public Assurance Alliance and the
SDML Worker’s Compensation
Fund, the employees of the City of
Wall received a Bronze Level Loss
Control/Safety Achievement Award
at the annual South Dakota Munic-
ipal League Conference in Pierre,
South Dakota on October 3, 2012.
This award honors the employees
for their efforts in protecting the
assets of the City of Wall by mak-
ing the workplace safer for em-
ployees, reducing liability expo-
sures and saving the taxpayers’
dollars, through loss control.
The City of Wall received a
Bronze Level and was one on
twenty-eight entities recognized
for their loss control/safety efforts.
This was the 11th time they re-
ceived an award.
City of Wall receives Bronze Award
by Laurie Hindman
Wall School Board met on
Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00
p.m. to visit with Republican Rep-
resentative Mike Verchio from Dis-
trict 30. Verchio and the school
board met to discuss issues that in-
volve House Bill 1234, Impact Aid,
Initiated Measure 15 and other
matters that affect school districts.
The regular meeting was then
called to order at 7:00 p.m.
The agenda was approved for
the meeting.
Consent agenda was approved
for minutes of the September 12,
2012 board meeting and October
claims.
An application for open enroll-
ment was approved by the board.
The audit was presented by Dei-
dre Budahl, CPA, MBA from Casey
Peterson and Associates. They
found only one internal control
finding during their audit which
was 2012-1 - Lack of segregation of
duties and monitoring related to
accounting functions including
payroll, journal entries and recon-
ciliations. This is the same finding
that the school encounters every
year due to having only one busi-
ness manager in the office.
For the year ending June 30,
2012, the district’s total unre-
stricted net assets was over
$3,200,000 due to reserves in the
Impact Aid fund. The General
Fund was at $454,440. This is a
decrease from prior years due to
the district transferring reserves
from the General Fund to estab-
lish the After School fund in the
current year. The Impact Aid
Fund has provided $1,075,000 to
the General Fund in fiscal years
2008 through 2010. At the end of
fiscal year 2012, capital assets
amounted to almost $9.7 million
while accumulated depreciation
was approximately $2.66 million
which resulted in a favorable ratio
for the district. Total net assets in-
creased by $575,558 from the pre-
vious year due to revenues exceed-
ing expenses. The district food
service was not self-sufficient and
had to pay current year expenses
with prior year reserves. This indi-
cates that current year costs ex-
ceeded revenues. A motion was
made and approved for the audit.
Elementary Principal Chuck
Sykora reported they had a good
turn out for the open house and
Rachel’s Challenge. Several stu-
dents have signed the banner to be
more kind and compassionate.
Elementary students have com-
pleted the Internet Security
course. The 2011 - 2012 District
Report Card was handed out.
Sykora will place the report card
in different businesses around
town. He was also pleased to an-
nounce the elementary school has
been designated as an Exemplary
School.
A motion was made and ap-
proved for the JH Girls Basketball
rules.
Superintendent/Secondary Prin-
cipal Dennis Rieckman gave an
update on Impact Aid. He in-
formed the board on the House se-
questration bill which would affect
Impact Aid. Rieckman said, “If the
bill passes it could cut Impact Aid
out in five years.” It was asked
how long the school could operate
on their rainy day fund in which
Business Manager Niki Mohr
replied, 10 years.
Native American Policies and
Procedures for Impact Aid was ap-
proved.
Board member Mary Williams
will represent the Wall School
Board at the Delegate Assembly to
be held on Friday, November 16.
The board approved to order
6,500 gallons of propane at $139.9.
Rieckman reported that atten-
dance is doing great and the Big
White School has only missed two
days total for the year.
The board approved to enter into
executive session for the purpose
of discussing a student issue ac-
cording to SDCL 1-25-2.
The board entered out of execu-
tive session and adjourned the
meeting.
by Laurie Hindman
The 23rd annual West
River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water
For the fourth year, First Inter-
state Bank is participating in a
statewide coat drive called One
Warm Coat, a nationwide effort co-
ordinated by the One Warm Coat
Organization.
This year’s coat drive kicks off
Monday, October 15, 2012 and will
run through Wednesday, October
31, 2012. First Interstate Bank in
partnering with community mem-
bers to collect clean, gently used
coats and jackets of all shapes and
sizes. All First Interstate Banks in
Montana, Wyoming and South
Dakota are participating as drop
off locations for the coat drive.
Drop off locations in Wall and New
Underwood can be found at the
bank branch location(s). One
Warm Coat will then distribute
these coats, free of charge, to local
children and adults.
Brett Blasius, President of the
First Interstate Bank in Wall
states, “As a concerned corporate
citizen with strong community
service values, we have embraced
this opportunity to bring warm
coats to our neighbors in need.”
First Interstate Bank is a com-
munity banking organization, op-
erating 71 offices throughout Mon-
tana, Wyoming and South Dakota.
A family business whose culture is
driven by strong corporate values,
First Interstate is committed to ex-
emplary customer service, exceed-
ing customer expectations through
its products and services and sup-
porting the communities it serves.
One Warm Coat is a national
non-profit organization that sup-
ports and encourages coat drives.
It helps individuals, groups, com-
panies and organizations across
the country collect coats and de-
liver them to local agencies that
distribute the coats free to people
in need. Since its inception in
1992, more than one million coats
have been provided to those in
need at no cost through the One
Warm Coat program.
First Interstate Bank participating
in statewide coat drive
System meeting was held in Wall
on Wednesday, October 10, at the
Wall Community Center.
West River/Lyman Jones Rural Water
System holds annual meeting in Wall
Manager of West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water System Jake
Fitzgerald looks over the crowd at the 23rd annual meeting held
in Wall on Wednesday, October 10. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
Members who attended the
meeting received a $10 water cer-
tificate when they registered.
Manager Jake Fitzgerald intro-
duced WR/L-J board of directors,
office and field staff along with
special guests Mayor Dave Hahn
from Wall and Mayor Mike Vetter
from Philip.
President Paul Goldhammer in-
formed members there was proof
of a quorum.
Fitzgerald read the proof of
mailing and notice of the annual
meeting.
Fitzgerald then gave the man-
ager’s report. He began with an
overview of the past year. The Bad
River Distribution project has
been completed. It consisted of 26
miles and 105 new users. They
have installed a satellite reading
service which autoreads the water
meters and detects water leaks.
This new system allows them to
notify a water user immediately if
there is a higher water usage
spike. Fitzgerald reported, “Due to
the extreme drought users have
used 777 million gallons of water
this year over 507 million gallons
from last year.” WR/L-J have plans
to protect the water lines in case
the Trans Canada pipeline is al-
lowed to pass through South
Dakota, noted Fitzgerald. He also
informed members that their fed-
eral funding will end in the fiscal
year 2013. WR/L-J will then be re-
sponsible for $23.9 million to com-
plete the Mni Wiconi project. They
plan to install a 200,000 gallon
tower north of Philip, build a chlo-
rine station in the Badlands Na-
tional Park and install pipeline
and pump stations.
Attorney Dave Larson reported
that Jim Schaefer, Richard Doud,
Veryl Prokop and Joseph Hieb
were re-elected to the board.
During the question and answer
portion of the meeting members
asked if WR/L-J would be affected
by the Corp of Engineers proposal?
Since WR/L-J has signed a water
service agreement with the Bu-
reau of Reclamation, no they
would not be affected. It was then
asked how much the automatic
reading devices cost? Fitzgerald
said, “They are $450 a piece and
air time is $5 per month per unit.”
With no other business Presi-
dent Goldhammer adjourned the
meeting.
Wall School Board
meets with Verchio
before board meeting
Wall Appreciation supper was held before the Eagles homecom-
ing football game against the Scotties. Weather was just right
for the large crowd who attended the supper.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
Appreciation supper well attended
Wall 2012 Homecoming court led the homecoming parade off on
Friday, October 12. Back row: from left to right ... Cade Kjerstad,
Lane Hustead, Bailey Lytle, Bailey Hapney, Taran Eisenbraun
and Celine Trask. Front row: from left to right ... Austin Huether,
Gabe Sandal, Monica Bielmaier, Michaela Schaefer, Blair Bla-
sius, April Schulz, King Ryder Wilson and Queen Autumn
Schulz. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
Wall 2012 Homecoming court
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October 6th, Lorna and George Moore donated this painting to
the Casey Tibbs/Mattie Goff Rodeo Center in Ft. Pierre, S.D. The
painting by Artist Lorna Moore, shows some South Dakota
Rodeo history of two world champion saddle bronc riders from
Belvidere, S.D. Earl Thode the first world champion in saddle
bronc riding (1929 and 1931) and Jeffery Willert, world champion
in 2005. Included in the painting is Willert’s barn located north
of Belvidere and the original old Thode house south of
Belvidere. ~Courtesy Photo
On September 30, 22 shooters
participated in the annual Town
Team Shoot held at the Kadoka
Trapclub.
Competing were shooters from
Winner, Belvidere, Pierre, Hamill,
Midland, Kadoka, Custer, Edge-
mont, Hot Springs, Wall and
Gillette, Wyo.
The team competion was held
first, with three teams shooting a
total of 125 targets each. The team
from Wall/Edgemont consisting of
Garrett Bryan, Toby Wagner, Jes-
sica Wagner, Mick Stoddard and
Alfred Schutt was the winner.
Kadoka and Belvidere were the
other two competing teams.
After the team shoot, there were
three other competions of 50 birds
each in singles, handicap and dou-
bles.
Kadoka trapshoot results
Champion in singles was Tom
Parquet, Midland, with 50/50.
Class A was Mick Stoddard, Edge-
mont, with 48/50. Class B was Jeff
Swartz, Pierre, with 40/50, and
Class C was Toby Wagner, Wall,
with 36/50.
Winning the handicap was Rudy
Reimann, Belvidere, with 44/50.
Class A was Swartz with 37/50 and
Class C was Stoddard with 33/50.
Doubles champion was Stoddard
with 47/50. Class A winner was
Stanley Reimann, Gillette, Wyo.,
with 46/50. Class B was Russell
Cvach, Midland, with 36/50, and
Class C was Jessica Wagner, Wall,
with 33/50.
Winning the gorilla, the longest
streak in the 16-yard singles with-
out a miss, was Parquet with
50/50.
Governor Dennis Daugaard and
First Lady Linda Daugaard rolled
up their sleeves to get vaccinated
against the flu, and they urge all
others to do the same.
“As new grandparents, we’ve
learned that babies younger than
six months are too young to get the
flu vaccine but are at high risk for
complications if they get sick with
the flu,” the Governor said.
“Grandparents should protect
themselves and their infant grand-
children by getting vaccinated, and
we encourage everyone else to do
likewise.”
South Dakota has already con-
firmed four cases of influenza, all
in children. Children account for a
significant number of flu cases and
hospitalizations each year and also
September 2012, Pennington
County Sheriff’s report
During the month of September
2012, the Pennington County Sher-
iff's Office recorded the following
statistics in and around the com-
munity of Wall:
Time
City hours: . . . . . . . . . . . . .454.00
City hrs other deputies . . . . .8.00
Total City hours . . . . . .462.00
Training hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.00
Vacation/Sick hrs . . . . . . . . .36.00
County hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.00
# of times called out/Hrs . . . .0.00
Arrest
Warrants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Non-Warrants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Calls For Service
Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Alcohol Violations . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Animal Complaints . . . . . . . . . .10
Assaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Assist Other Agencies . . . . . . . . .9
Attempt to Locate . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Civil Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Community Activity . . . . . . . . .23
Coroner Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
DPP/Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Extra Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Fire Medical Assist . . . . . . . . . . .9
Follow-up Investigation . . . . . .23
Found or Lost Property . . . . . . .1
Calls for Service
Keep the Peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Minor Consuming . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Murder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Robbery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Runaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
School Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
SOLV Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Suicide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Suspicious Activity . . . . . . . . . . .7
Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Weapons Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Welfare Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
911 Hang up Calls . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Civil Patrol
Attempted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Served . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
City Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Traffic Activity
Citations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Injury Accidents . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Non-Injury Accident . . . . . . . . . .5
DUI's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Motorist Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
School Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
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, Jamin Hartland, Sgt. Dustin
Morrison, Lt. Kraig Wood or Capt.
Corey Brubakken with any ques-
tions or concerns related to law en-
forcement in and around the Wall
Community.
Moores donate painting
Governor, First Lady
urge flu vaccinations
spread flu in communities. The
state provides free flu vaccine for
all kids from six months to 18
years of age.
Yearly flu vaccinations are rec-
ommended for everyone, but some
groups are at higher risk for com-
plications, including young in-
fants. Pregnant women, people
older than 50 and those with
chronic medical conditions are also
at higher risk.
The state Health Department
says South Dakotans can help pre-
vent spreading the flu by practic-
ing common sense measures such
as frequent hand washing, cover-
ing coughs and sneezes, and stay-
ing home when ill. Learn more
about flu prevention at flu.sd.gov.
As one of the worst droughts in
over 30 years to grip South Dakota
(SD), the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture Natural Re-
sources Conservation Service
(NRCS) reminds producers to
work with the local NRCS office to
remain in compliance with their
current conservation plan on
highly erodible land (HEL).
Drought conditions affect plant
health and yields. This in turn, af-
fects the amount of nitrogen re-
moved from the soil and the
amount of cover left on a field fol-
lowing harvest. Producers who
have a conservation plan on their
highly erodible cropland need to
maintain a certain level of crop
residue to remain in compliance
with their conservation plan. The
drought could make meeting that
requirement difficult for some pro-
ducers.
According to State Conserva-
tionist Jeffery Zimprich, SD NRCS
is providing flexibility in assis-
tance to the producers. Producers
unable to meet residue require-
ments due to drought conditions
may be eligible for what NRCS
calls a “conservation compliance
variance.”
“SD NRCS understands that
crop yields are down all across the
state. For this reason, no-till pro-
ducers who continue to do no
tillage prior to planting a crop next
spring on highly erodible fields
will not be found out of compliance
due to insufficient crop residue.
Producers who use conventional
Drought increases the risk of soil
erosion and nitrogen leaching
tillage operations will also be eligi-
ble for this variance if they plant a
cover crop following the fall tillage
operation,” Zimprich said.
According to Zimprich, fields
that have been grazed or cut to
provide much needed forage in
2012 would also be eligible for this
variance. Farmers that do not
practice no-till are encouraged to
reconsider. If producers continue
to conduct their normal levels and
types of tillage on drought affected
HEL fields, soil erosion will almost
certainly increase.
The drought has also impacted
soil Nitrogen (N) levels if corn
silage or grain yield was affected
by drought conditions, then N up-
take would have been reduced and
unused nitrate-N can be accounted
for in determining the N fertiliza-
tion rate for the 2013 corn crop.
Soil testing is your best way to
evaluate the fertility status of a
field. Samples should be taken at
depths of 0-6 inches and 6-24
inches for nitrate-N. With the
early fall harvest this year, care-
fully consider the risks of early N
fertilizer or manure application.
With typical warm soils in the late
summer and early fall, conversion
of fertilizer and manure ammo-
nium to nitrate will be rapid. This
places the applied N at risk for loss
if wet conditions develop.
Farmers and ranchers are en-
couraged to visit with their local
NRCS office to plan for recovery
from this drought and in prepara-
tion for the next.
Big White held their open house on September 30, 2012 to show
new improvements made to the school. The little country school
had new siding installed this past summer. Along with the proj-
ect, they tore off the old deck porch and poured a little concrete
patio. The improvements make Big White look like a new school
from the outside. The teachers also welcomed everyone inside
to view the classroom and the students work. A large crowd of
about 70 people, took in the open house. We heard so many
comments about how nice the school looked inside and out, and
how nice it was to be invited out. What is it about a country
school, that brings us back to old fashion, simple fun? We don’t
think it could have gone better. ~Photos Heather Garbriel
Big White School
holds open house
Lunch with a view. Sage Gabriel and Abby Moon eating on the
jungle gym.
Public meetings
The West River Trails Coalition
along with Future Focus Consult-
ing will host two public meetings to
hear comments on the proposed
Mako Sica Trail. The proposed trail
would follow the old Chicago, Mil-
waukee, St. Paul Railroad corridor
from Rapid City to Kadoka, SD.
This corridor was purchased by the
State of South Dakota in the 1980s
and has been rail banked (a process
by which a Congressional Action
has designated the corridor in per-
petuity for future transportation
uses). If built this rails to trail will
be approximately 100 miles long.
The trail would run along Hwy 44
East of Rapid City to Caputa and
through the Rapid Creek Drainage,
Spring Draw and then through
parts of the Badlands before it con-
nects with Kadoka.
The trail concept is in the feasibil-
ity study right now and the West
River Trails Coalition would like to
hear from the public on their
thoughts.
The public meetings will be as
follows:
•Wednesday, October 17,
2012
Caputa Store
15350 E Hwy 44
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Trail Social
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Presentation on
the Trail
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Public comment
period.
•Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Kadoka, SD
City Annex Building
820 Chestnut Street
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Trail Social
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Presentation on
the Trail
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Public comment
period.
For more information you may
contact Future Focus Consulting
at 631-0117 or email Future Focus-
Consulting@midco.net.
Meeting reminder
by Linda M. Hiltner
Please note the Wall Writers
Group will meet on Saturday, Octo-
ber 20. The meeting is from 9:30 to
11:30 a.m. at 416 Sixth Avenue in
Wall.
Writing topics for October are:
(a) Going into Fall/Autumn
(b) The little bear stumbled to-
ward, and
(c) Writer’s choice
Anyone of any writing ability
and interest in writing is welcome
to participate. Please bring a note-
book and pen.
If you have any questions,
please call Dave (605) 279-2952 or
Linda (605) 786-6937.
School & Area News
Pennington County Courant • October 18, 2012• Page 3
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times devastating.
Looking for the source of such a
head and neck cancer I did some
research and learned of the follow-
ing risk factors for squamous can-
cer of the head and neck: exposure
to excessive amounts of alcohol; to-
bacco smoke or chew; wood dust;
fine nickel and metal particles;
formaldehyde; preserved or salted
foods; paan (an addictive leaf or
nut chewed in Southeast Asia;)
and bitter mate (a tea-like bever-
age sipped in South America.)
Our patient is a typical retired
college professor originally from a
farm on the Dakota prairie, with
little tobacco, wood, industrial, or
travel history; only having lived a
dedicated life helping students
and savoring time with his wife.
For now, after removing the
nodule, we’ve provided no other
treatment; our patient is doing
fine; and still the origin for the
cancer remains occult.
Dr. Rick Holm wrote this Prairie
Doc Perspective for “On Call®,” a
weekly program where medical
professionals discuss health con-
cerns for the general public. “On
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The Prairie Doc Perspective
By Richard P. Holm MD
Here rises a tale of mystery
dealing with the occult.
An 80 something year old gen-
tleman, came into my office a few
months ago with a new lump on
his neck. It didn’t hurt; he had no
sores in his mouth; and he noted
nothing else unusual, except that
he had been recently widowed and
he missed his wife terribly.
On exam there was a hard lump
behind his ear and jaw measuring
about the shape and size of an
olive. My initial exam of ear
canals, hearing, nasal passages,
mouth, tongue, and throat found
him to be normal. His voice was
clear and there were no palpable
irregularities of the trachea,
which was positioned midline in
his neck.
I sent him to the Ears-Nose-
and-Throat (ENT) specialist to
take a direct look with a scope at
the back of the nose, throat, vocal
cords, and to remove or biopsy the
lump. The scope exam was clear
but after the biopsy of the lump,
the microscopic exam brought the
diagnosis of metastatic squamous
cell carcinoma of the head and
neck, with occult primary.
In other words his cancer
started from skin-like thin sheets
of cells that commonly line the
upper airways, and the term “oc-
cult” is medical lingo for a cancer
that has spread from another site
but the original “primary” site re-
mains a mystery. I remember an-
other case of a metastatic cancer
first discovered in the brain, but
on autopsy the occult primary was
from the lung. The medical mean-
ing of occult is nothing mystical or
magical, just unknown, and some-
A Brush with the Occult
The following FFA members
have shown their power to GROW
by qualifying to compete or per-
form at the 85th National FFA
Convention in Indianapolis. They
will be representing SD at the Na-
tional FFA Convention, October 24
- October 27, 2012.
•National Officer Candidate
– Jamie Flint, Viborg
•Voting Delegates – Taylor
Leonhardt, Groton; Andy Rausch,
Hoven; Ashley Tonak, Willow
Lake; Tyler Swan, Newell; Sa-
vanna Sperle, Reva
•Flag Bearer – Kelli Garry,
Lake Preston
•National Chapter Award – 3
Stars – Arlington, Garretson, and
McCook Central; 2 Stars –
Howard, Lake Preston, Lennox-
Sundstrom and Viborg; 1 star –
Bowdle
•National Band – Kayla
Nuese, Deubrook; Hope Goode,
Garretson; Rachel DeBoer, Mil-
bank
•National Chorus – Natasha
Borah and Jamie Mundwiler, Mil-
bank; and Allison Cimpl, Wagner
•Agricultural Communica-
tions – West Central: Rachel
Schartz, Melinda Knuth, and Liz
Renner
•Agricultural Issues – Wall:
Brett Gartner, Elsie Fortune,
Emily Linn, Jennifer Emery, Josie
Blasius, Kaden Eisenbraun and
Kailey Sawvell
•Agricultural Sales – Newell:
Makayla Heisler, Alisha Sheeler,
Casey Bauer, and Seth McCann
•Agricultural Mechanics –
Webster: Brandon Eisenbraun,
Laren Johnson, Ryan Shepard
•Agronomy (Crops) – Redfield:
Ashlyn O’Daniel, Brendan Roth,
Casey Nuhsbaumer and Jordanne
Howe
•Creed – Kiera Leddy, Milbank
•Dairy Cattle – Lennox-Sund-
strom: Hannah Kidd, Kirsten
Klinger, Tara Kuper and Madalyn
Plucker
•Dairy Cattle Handlers’ Ac-
tivity – Kayla Harringa, Deubrook
•Natural Resources – Philip:
Wyatt Johnson, Avery Johnson,
Jade Berry and Nicholas Hamill
•Extemporaneous Speaking
– Cheyenne Leonhardt, Groton
•Ag Business Management –
Willow Lake: Wyatt Warkenthien,
Mindy Grensberg, Logan Tonak
and Jaxon Schmidt
•Floriculture – Hitchcock-Tu-
lare: Erika Roeber, Heather Bar-
SD FFA members show
their power to GROW
rie, Kara Brock and Kira Tschetter
•Food Science and Technol-
ogy – Milbank: Miranda Holtquist,
Kylie Hagen, Brandi Niedert and
Kasey Schmidt
•Horse Evaluation – Lennox-
Sundstrom: Josephine Eli, Kate-
lynd Whitehead, Jessica Herrboldt
and Jordan Wittrock
•Job Interview – Kelsey
Repenning, Mitchell
•Livestock – Beresford: Dean
Christensen, Levi Vander Laan,
Bradford Bogue and Maggie Van-
der Laan
•Marketing Plan – Mitchell:
Kaelyn Dammann, Bailey
Magstadt and Katelin Theunissen
•Meats Evaluation and Tech-
nology – Hitchcock-Tulare:
Cassie Binger, Nicole Hamilton,
Paige Binger and Trent Hofer
•Milk Quality and Products
– Garretson: Cheyenne Edmund-
son, Shane Mueller, Cody Larson
and Caitlyn Thorson
•Nursery/Landscape – Mc-
Cook: Jacob Kelley, Cole Lauck,
William Gottlob and Cordell Wobig
•Parliamentary Procedure –
McCook: Natasha Krempges,
Melissa Nelson, Kelsi Kampshoff,
Emily Schallenkamp, Stefani
Matthies and Jean Skoglund
•Prepared Public Speaking –
Joellen Gonsoir, Groton
•Veterinary Science Exhibi-
tion – McCook: Kayla Gilbertson,
Lauren Miller, Aubree Morris and
Ethan Schallenkamp
•Veterinary Science Exhibi-
tion – Harrisburg: Shelby Strand,
McKensey Roeman, Anna McAllis-
ter and Karlie Westall
•Agriscience Fair Finalist:
Animal Systems – Jeanette
Klein, Deubrook – Division 1;
Shane Mueller, Garretson – Divi-
sion 2; Craig Reiter and Patrick
Reiter, Florence – Division 4
•Agriscience Fair Finalist:
Food Products and Processing
Systems – Taylor Knudson, Flo-
rence – Division 1; Elizabeth An-
derson and Sierra Stotz, Bowdle –
Division 4
•Agriscience Fair Finalist:
Plant Systems – Evelyn Klein
and Ashton Buller, Deubrook – Di-
vision 4
•Agriscience Fair Finalist:
Power, Structural and Techni-
cal Systems – Beau Wensing, Flo-
rence – Division 2
•Agriscience Fair Finalist:
Social Systems – Brooke Thor-
son, Florence – Division 1.
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The South Dakota Game Fish
and Parks Commission has pro-
posed several changes to fishing
regulations for 2013.
One of the prominent changes
proposed was to increase Lake
Oahe walleye limits in response to
a high abundance of 10- to 15-inch
fish and low food resources since
the flood of 2011.
The commission proposal would
double the daily limit, allowing
eight walleyes to be kept daily;
only four walleyes could be 15
inches or longer. The proposal
would also eliminate the current
"one-over-20-inch" regulation for
Lake Oahe. The possession limit
for Lake Oahe would be raised to
24 if the rule changes are finalized
as proposed.
The Commission also proposed
opening the following waters to
spring fishing:
•All creeks in Codington
County, except those associated
with Punished Woman and Round
Lakes
•The outlet stream from Lake
Poinsett
•All creeks in Grant County
•The Bois De Sioux River below
White Rock Dam in Roberts
County and below Reservation
Dam gates on Lake Traverse.
Proposed changes to game-fish
spearing regulations include al-
lowing northern pike to be speared
on all inland waters statewide,
with the exception of waters man-
aged for muskies. The game-fish
spearing season would be length-
ened by moving the end date from
the last day in February to March
15. The season opener would re-
main the same at June 15. Areas
downstream of Missouri River
dams previously closed to game-
GFP Commission proposes changes
to fishing regulations for 2013
fish spearing would now be open to
spearing of channel catfish and
northern pike.
Proposed changes in hoop
net/setline rules include opening
the season year-round on all South
Dakota inland waters where hoop
net and setline use is permitted
and opening all inland waters of
the Missouri River system to hoop
net and setline use. The areas
where setlines are legal to use
would also be expanded to include
the entire length of the western
tributaries of the Missouri River in
South Dakota, and Angostura,
Belle Fourche and Shadehill reser-
voirs.
A proposal also was made to
close rivers, streams and creeks in
counties of the James River Water-
shed and portions of the Vermillion
and Big Sioux River watersheds to
the taking of bait by using traps,
nets and seines. The measure will
be considered in response to con-
cerns about possible movement of
young Asian carp to new waters.
To view the full GPF Commis-
sion proposals, visit: http://
g f p . s d . g o v /
agency/commission/proposals.aspx
Written comments on the pro-
posals may be sent to: GFP Com-
mission, 523 East Capital Avenue,
Pierre, SD 57501, or email to wild-
info@state.sd.us by 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, October 31. Please in-
clude your complete name and
physical address, in order to be
part of the public record.
The commission will take public
comments at its Thursday, Novem-
ber 1, meeting at Camp Lakodia
near Madison. The public forum
portion of the meeting will begin
that day at 2 p.m.
Ruland Arena LLC, held their
first Black Hills Roping Club team
roping series for 2012 - 2013 on Oc-
tober 13, 2012.
There was a total of 380 teams.
•Open Incentive Roping : 73
teams. First Go Winners: Tyrell
Moody/Levi Lord - 5.29. Second
Go Winners: Jake Nelson/Dan
Nelson - 5.57. Average Winners:
First - Levi Lord/Shaun Ruland -
27.30, Second - Tyrell Moody/Levi
Lord - 27.50, Third - Tim
Nelson/Dalton Richter - 29.00,
Fourth - Shaun Ruland/Rory
Brown - 29.30, Fifth - Tyrell
Moody/Paul Griemsman - 32.49,
Sixth - Wyatt Treeby/Rowdy Curr -
35.16.
•Number 9 roping: 71 teams.
First Go Winners: Wyatt
Treeby/Brett Wilcox - 5.44. Second
Go Winners: Tye Hale/ Dalton
Richter - 5.00. Average Winners:
First - Tel Schaack/Clint Hupty -
21.54, Second - Levi Hapney/Dan
Nelson - 22.11, Third - Tel
Schaack/Levi Lord - 22.14, Fourth
- Wyatt Treeby/Bret Wilcox - 23.26,
Fifth - Troy Richter/Ora Taton -
23.38, Sixth - Troy Richter/Melvin
Arneson - 23.99.
•Number 5 Roping: 115 teams.
First Go Winners: Ty Hicks/Jess
Harris - 6.31. Second Go Win-
ners: Hanna Brown/Tel Schaack -
7.04. Average Winners: First -
Dewey Ertz/Ross McPherson -
28.79, Second - Hanna
Brown/Daine McNenny - 29.90,
Third - Ty Hicks/Jess Harris -
35.04, Fourth - Troy
Richter/Rowdy Curr - 35.23,
Dewey Ertz/Bryce Sigman - 35.79,
Sixth - Dewey Ertz/Bob Rose -
40.02.
•Drawpot Incentive Roping:
121 teams. First Go Winners:
Tyrel Moody/Daine McNenny -
5.28. Second Go Winners: Tyrel
Moody/Daine McNenny - 5.71. Av-
erage Winners: First - Tim Nel-
son/Glen King - 17.07, Second -
Levi Lord/Ora Taton - 20.03, Third
- Larry Ruland/Ora Taton - 21.97,
Fourth - Melvin Arneson/ Carson
Musick - 25.85, Fifth - Jim
Selchert/Bryan Jones - 26.26,
Sixth - Troy Richter/Rory Brown -
26.30.
Ruland Arena holds first
roping of the season
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“The game is on”
Vanna White (Heather Schreiber) and Pat Sajack (Stewart Kitter-
man) from the “Wheel of Fortune” made an appearance at one
of the Wall Eagles Homecoming pep rallies.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
Eagles Homecoming show
Kaden Eisenbraun, Laketon McLaughlin and Les Williams bust
out a move during the 2012 Homecoming show held at the Wall
School gym on Friday, October 12.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
Wall first graders came as a Barrel of Monkeys on their home-
coming float. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
Homecoming parade
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Socials
Wall News
Gathered by Frances Poste
Marli A. Schippers, daughter of
Kim and Deb Smoot of Belle
Fourche and granddaughter of Vi-
olet Smoot of Wall, has joined the
firm as an associate with Lawyers
Nooney Solay and Van norman,
LLP. Ms. Schippers is a 2012 grad-
uate of the University of Cincin-
nati College of Law. She graduated
Magna Cum Laude and is a mem-
ber of the Order of the Coif. She is
concentrating on Business Trans-
actions and Estate Planning.
A family reunion for the family
of Guy and Esther Carmichael was
held this past weekend. They gath-
ered at the home of Brenda
Carmichael on Saturday. Those at-
tending were: Denny and Karen
Carmichael of Brookings, Tom,
Kamie, Abbie and Emily
Carmichael of Delta, Colo., Barb
Croell of Sundance, Wyo., Tim,
Loni Jane, and Logan Landsman
of Sioux Falls, Angie and Aiden
Dunbar of Sommerset, Tony,
Marla, Mason and Cooper Venjohn
of Piedmont, Lori Bauer of Ab-
erdeen, Steven Doyle and Susan
Spint of Rapid City, Mindy Lands-
man of Rapid City, Gui and Mad-
die Bauer, Dave and Arla Olson
and Merlin and Mary Jane Doyle.
Lots of visiting, good food and a
very enjoyable day.
On Sunday, Merlin and Mary
Jane Doyle went to Gillette, to pick
up some chairs. They got to visit
with Josh Croell and had lunch
with Darcy and Max Croell. Max
was the highlight of the day.
The Harnisch family from Ari-
zona, several from Rapid City
(Sisks), Swinehart family from
Colorado, Naeschers from Oacoma
and Lauri and Whitney from
Spearfish were all here for Nancy
Holub’s funeral.
Noah and Hope Tietsort spent a
three day weekend with Grandpa
Mark and Grandma Carla Bruck-
lacher. Grandpa and Noah worked
on Noah’s “fixer up” pickup and
Grandma and Hope did a fun dress
up photo shoot, made caramel ap-
ples, did homework, played with
dolls and farm animals and had a
grand time. Mark and Carla took
Noah and Hope to Rapid City, Sun-
day afternoon to meet Ron and
Jennifer and they all had dinner
together.
Donna Jedlicka left Wall on Fri-
day morning, coming home Sun-
day afternoon. She packed a lot of
“vacation” into that time. She vis-
ited her sister-in-law, Mary Ann
Lewis, at a nursing home in
Chamberlain before going on to
Mitchell. There she visited briefly
with her brother and wife, Dick
and Bernice Hempel. At Sioux
Falls, she stayed with Mike and
Cheryl Jedlicka and grandkids.
Her granddaughter Amy had just
gotten an apartment and works as
a beautician. Donna had a whole
day in Sioux Falls leaving Sunday
morning. She stopped in Mitchell
again where she had a longer visit
and lunch with the Dick Hempels
and another brother Dwight from
Lake Andes.
Charlene Kjerstad went to
Spearfish on Wednesday to take
her aunt Hazel Thompson to her
orthopedic surgeon for a check up.
He said she is doing very good.
Charlene spent the night with her
sister, Cleo Rowe, and after lunch
on Thursday they picked up Hazel
and drove to Belle Fourche to visit
their cousin Tish Sorensen, for-
merly of Faith.
Charlene reported that Dean
Parsons has had shoulder surgery
recently and also gall bladder sur-
gery in Rapid City. He is now in
the Good Samaritan home in New
Underwood for recuperation.
Lyle and Viola Williams went to
Pierre on Saturday to attend the
wedding of Michael Hall and Re-
becca Knippling at the Catholic
Church there. Michael had worked
for the Williams years ago when
they lived at Box Elder.
Roy Hamann had his 96th birth-
day on Friday, October 12. We
wish to congratulate him! He has
the distinction of being the oldest
man living in Wall.
Homecoming royalty Ryder Wil-
son and Autumn Schulz and all of
their attendants are to be congrat-
ulated. It was a nice warm day for
the parade and the game. Espe-
cially nice — it was a win for the
Eagles over the Scotties. Way to
go!
The Chamber of Commerce
served some good burgers for their
“appreciation” supper. All who
were there to partake were appre-
ciative, also.
Quite a few obituaries were pub-
lished in last week’s Courant. We
wish to offer our condolences to all
of the families of Marilyn Walker,
Nancy Holub, Earl Helms, Joyce
Dykeman and Sharon Ellwein.
Mary Agnes Pekron passed
away and her funeral was in Philip
on Monday, the 15th. She had lived
in the Milesville area but had
moved to Philip. Her brother,
James Gottsleben died in August
of this year. Our sympathy to the
family.
Gertrude Wooden’s funeral was
on Monday in Rapid City with bur-
ial in the Wall cemetery. She was a
resident of the Good Samaritan
Home in New Underwood. She is
survived by three sisters — Eva
Farkner of Box Elder, Phyllis Reub
and Lucille Huether of Rapid City.
Our sympathy to this family, also.
Gary and Ruby Keyser went to
Sacramento, Calif., to visit Benny
and LaRue Wolf. Cousins Danny
Wolf and wife Cindy from Twin
Falls, Idaho, and Denny and
Mickey Wolf from Anny, Wash.,
were there also. A fun time was
had.
We have had a few very beauti-
ful days but then a change is com-
ing — wind, cooler temperatures
and possibly rain. Dare we hope?
Have a good week.
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What beautiful weather we’re
having. If it would only rain — it
would be practically perfect in
every way! Moving right along
here…
Shirley Norton, Tigard, Oreg.,
spend last week visiting her aunt
Faye Bryan. It was a busy and fun
week; spending time visiting
friends, a drive to Deadwood, to
the cabin with Sheila Drees, to
Badlands where they were lucky
enough to see herds of Mountain
sheep including several rams with
full curls. We were so excited, as
Shirley had spent her first years
with the National Park Service at
Badlands National Park and she
had never viewed the full curl
rams; Faye has made drive after
drive to the Badlands in the Au-
tumn, hoping for a look at them,
and never before; so we came out
of the Badlands full of excitement
at our luck seeing such wonderful
sights. She left Wednesday for
home in Oregon.
Kyia Carter will be graduating
from Custer High School the
spring of 2013. That is one year
early due to a special program and
hard work and diligence on Kyia’s
part. She plans to go on a mission
with other church members upon
graduation. Congratulations Kyia,
and wishes for a great future!
Tom Carter’s sister, Lori and her
family, are current residents of
Wasta, Lori’s son Michael, daugh-
ter Cheyenne and her fiancé,
Joaquin.
Anna Lee Humphrey continues
to do well and her recent medical
report was good. She enjoys having
visitors and playing Bingo each
Wednesday afternoon.
The Elm Springs W.T.L. Club
met at the Old Hotel at Wasta,
Tuesday, October 9. Present were
Jean Linn, Kellie Linn, Shirrise
and baby Laken Linn Rosemary
Trask, Dorothy Anderson and I as
the host. The rules, as written in
the early twenties, state that the
hostess will provide two edible
items of food. And that’s what was
provided - two edible items - not
necessarily wonderful, but edible.
It is always fun to get together
with these women, discuss the
business at hand and make future
plans. Then on to food and another
silly, rule changing, and sometimes
behavior bordering on out right
cut-throat antics! Baby Laken was
happy to be held and passed round
the table to arms very willing to
cuddle this sweet and smiling little
girl.
Speaking of babies: Mavrick
Williams is now weighing in at ten
pounds. He is a very handsome lit-
tle guy and mostely content as
well. It is sometimes a very diffi-
cult job to get parents lined out so
they know just what a fella wants
and when! Mavrick hasn’t given
up hope that he will have them
well educated in another week or
so. Grandparents (Ray’s mom and
step-dad) have arrived to step in
for two weeks while baby and mom
get used to mom going back to
work. Grandmother, Brenda Kin-
ney and Grandpa Tom Kinney
have bee looking forward to this
visit though only Brenda plans to
stay for two weeks.
Mitey-Mite football game was
Saturday with the Wall Eagles
playing the Spearfish Rams. Day-
ton Skillingstad, son of Doreen and
Kyle and grandson of Ken and
Danene played a good game as did
Kalen Spotted Bear, grandson of
Gretchen and Mike Rausch. Na-
talee Skillingstad is on the cheer-
leading squad and helped encour-
age the team to do its best and
“fight, fight, fight”. Sadly, the Ea-
gles lost 7-6.
Baby Kylee Smid, daughter of
Kortney and Derek, granddaugh-
ter of Doreen and Kyle, enjoyed
the outing and I’m sure, in baby
fashion, was rooting for uncle Day-
ton and cheering with big sister,
Natalee. Kylee is a beautiful four
month cooing and happy little one.
Kerry and Joyce Harriger hosted
their third annual October Fest.
Brats, furnished by the Herrigers
and German dishes brought by
those attending provided an ample
and very tasty meal. It was a most
enjoyable get together and such
fun to have a good visit with neigh-
bors.
Today, Monday, according to
Mike, the “weatherologist”, we’re
supposed to see temperatures in
the mid-seventies and only a
“slight breeze”. Of course in South
Dakota that definition of “slight
breeze” is given some latitude, but
I am looking forward to playing
outside again! We, having many
leaves - many on the trees and
many on the ground and a very
good rake, I’m content!
Happy Trails.
Wasta Wanderings
Come & Go Baby Shower
for
RoseAnn Eisenbraun & baby Girl
Sunday, October 21, 2012
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Home of Lori Shearer • 279-2456.
Registered at Target.
October is Breast
Cancer Month
Petals and Pots
Phone 279-2202 • Wall, SD
Pink Roses are $2.00 each with money going
toward cancer research foundation
Flowers whisper what
words can’t say…
COURANT
BRIEFS
AMERICAN LEgION &
AuxILIARY
The American Legion and Auxil-
iary will meet Thursday, October
25 in the meeting room of the Wall
Community Center. Potluck will
start at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting
to follow. If you plan on attending
the potluck, please bring a dish to
share.
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•Trackhoe •Trenching
•Repair Dams & Roads
•Heavy Haul Trailer
•Dozer
•Site Cleanup
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NO ALLEY GARBAGE SERVICE
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2012
Notice is hereby given that garbage service will only
be picked up from the street front and sides and NOT
from the alleys beginning November 1, 2012. Alley serv-
ice will resume May 17, 2013.
Thank You, City of Wall
Published October 18 & 25, 2012, at the total approximate cost of
$64.00.
Interested in
becoming an EMT?
The Wall Ambulance Service
is in critical need of EMT’s.
If interested in becoming an EMT in Wall, please attend
an organizational meeting on November 1st at 7:00 p.m.
at the Fire Hall located at 120 Fourth Avenue, Wall, SD.
Contact John Kitterman at 515-3129 or
jtk@gwtc.net with any questions.
Wall School
Upcoming
Events
Thur., Oct. 18
- Sat., Oct. 27, 2012
Thursday, October 18: FB
w/Lyman Co.,, 6:00 p.m. MT;
Regional Student Council
Wkshp @ Sturgis, all day.
Friday, October 19: VB
New Underwood Tri. @ New
Underwood, 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 20: VB
JV Lead-Deadwood Invite @
Lead, 8:30 a.m.; CC State @
Huron TBD.
Monday, October 22: Na-
tional FFA Convention
Tuesday, October 23: Na-
tional FFA Convention; FB 1st
Round Playoffs, TBD;
Recorder Karate from 3:30-
4:00 p.m.; Fall Planning Days
for Jrs. and Srs. @ RC.
Wednesday, October 24:
ASVAB Interp. for Jrs. @
12:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 25: All
STate Chorus in Rapid CIty
Friday, October 26: All
STate Chorus in Rapid CIty
Saturday, October 27: VB
JV Lead-Deadwood Invite @
Lead, 8:30 a.m.; CC State @
Huron TBD
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Depending on how your organi-
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•Life insurance — If your em-
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life insurance, you should almost
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gotten married or had children or
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ployer’s policy are still correct.
•Disability insurance — Almost
everyone recognizes the need for
life insurance. But that’s not nec-
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surance — which is unfortunate,
because a worker’s chance of be-
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with life insurance, you may need
to supplement your employer-
sponsored plan with a policy of
your own. To determine how much
protection you need, add up your
monthly living expenses and then
compare the total to your current
disability insurance coverage. You
may well discover a “gap” that
should be filled.
•401(k) plan — If you can make
changes to your 401(k) or other
employer-sponsored plan (such as
a 403(b) plan for nonprofits or a
457(b) for state and local govern-
ments), you’ll want to consider two
key areas: your contribution
amount and your investment mix.
As a general rule, it’s a good idea
to contribute as much as you can
afford to your retirement plan be-
cause your money can grow on a
tax-deferred basis. So, if you can
afford it, or if you’re anticipating a
salary increase for next year, con-
sider bumping up your retirement
plan contribution.
As for your retirement plan’s in-
vestment portfolio, take a close
look at it. Does it still reflect your
risk tolerance and time horizon?
These two factors will change over
the years, so you’ll want to make
sure your investment mix keeps
pace. Also, is your account properly
diversified, or have you tended to
concentrate your dollars in just
one or two types of investments?
While diversification cannot guar-
antee a profit or protect against a
loss, it can help you reduce the im-
pact of volatility on your holdings.
You should have several weeks
in which to study your benefit plan
options, so take the time you need
to make the right choices. You may
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one who can help you determine
your life insurance and disability
protection needs as well as review
your retirement plan’s investment
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Religious
Wall Bldg.
Center
279-2158
Wall, SD
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Wall, SD
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Rush Funeral Home
Chapels in Philip, Wall & Kadoka
Jack, Gayle & D.J. Rush
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Dowling Community Church
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Service 10:00 a.m.
Badlands Cowboy Church
Wall Rodeo Grounds
Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Evangelical Free Bible Church
Wall
Ron Burtz, Pastor
279-2867 • www.wallfreechurch.com
Wednesdays: Good News Club, 2:45 p.m.,
Awana 4:45 p.m., Youth Nite, 7:00 p.m.;
Sundays: Sunday School &
Adult Bible Fellowship, 9 a.m.,
Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.,
Women’s Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
Interior Community Church
Highway 44 East
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Scenic Community Church
Pastor Ken Toews
Services - 2nd and 4th Sundays
9:00 a.m.; Sept. through May.
First Baptist Church
New Underwood
Pastor James Harbert
Bible Study, 9:00 a.m.;
Sunday Services, 10:00 a.m.
Wall United Methodist Church
Pastor Darwin Kopfmann • 279-2359
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
Wasta
Services Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
New Underwood Community Church
Pastor Wes Wileman
Sunday School 9 a.m.;
Adult & Children Service 10 a.m.;
Youth Fellowship: Wed. 7 - 8:30 p.m.
St. John's Catholic Church
New Underwood
Father William Zandri
Mass: Sundays at 11:00 a.m.;
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. at
Good Samaritan Nursing Home;
Reconciliation before Sun. Mass
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Wall
Pastor Curtis Garland
Sunday Service, 9 a.m.
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Creighton
Services 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
St. Patrick's Catholic Church • Wall
Rev. Leo Hausmann
Masses: Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.
Weekdays refer to Bulletin
St. Margaret Church • Lakeside
Mass: Saturday 7 p.m. even number months or
Sunday 10 a.m. odd number months
Holy Rosary Church • Interior
Mass: Saturday 7 p.m. odd number months or
Sunday 10 a.m. even number months
By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
In St. Paul’s mighty Epistle to the Romans he declares
“the gospel [good news] of God… concerning His Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 1:1-3).
The good news which Paul proclaimed was essen-
tially about Christ. He was always talking about Christ.
His epistles were filled with Christ. In his message Christ
was everything.
This is in striking contrast to much of modern evan-
gelism, which is not Christ-centered, but man-centered.
Dr. A. W. Tozer, shortly before his death, wrote:
“The flaw in current evangelism lies in its
humanistic approach… It is frankly fascinated
by the great, noisy, aggressive world with its big
names, its hero worship, its wealth and
pageantry… This gross misapprehension of the
truth is back of much… of our present evangel-
ical activity…
“This concept of Christianity is a radical
error, and because it touches the souls of men
it is a dangerous, even deadly, error… It is little
more than a weak humanism allied with weak
Christianity to give it ecclesiastical respectabil-
ity… Invariably it begins with man and his needs
and then looks around for God, while true Chris-
tianity reveals God as searching for man to de-
liver him from his ambitions.”
Tozer was right in this. God’s good news for the world
is about Christ and His power and love in defeating
Satan, overcoming death, nailing the Law to His cross
and paying for man the just penalty for sin, so that all
who believe might be justified. This is why Paul’s gospel
is called in Scripture “the gospel [good news] of the
grace of God” (Acts 20:24) and “the gospel of the glory
of Christ” (II Cor. 4:4).
To enter experientially into the truth of this good news
is the greatest blessing one can possibly enjoy.
TRUE EVANGELISM
Obituaries
TWO MINUTES
With The Bible
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80 years ago…
The Quinn kittenball teams
evened their score with the
Owanka players on the home field,
Friday afternoon. The girls game
was very close and only in the last
inning were they able to edge
ahead to win by a margin of 7 to 5.
The Quinn boys took the lead in
the first period which they easily
held throughout the game. The
final tally 25 to 12.
Little Betty Pierce, whose eyes
became crossed as a result of a fall
during the summer from her shet-
land pony, is reported now, by Dr.
Hoff, as being perfectly normal.
Two people were injured when
their car collided with the concrete
side of a bridge on the hill west of
Wasta, Friday evening. One man
received severe cuts and bruises
while the lady had her leg dislo-
cated at the knee. They were taken
to Dr. Hinneman for treatment.
The car and its occupants were on
their way to their home in Huron.
Jesse, the son of Howard Bryan,
accidently shot himself in the foot,
Saturday morning. The shot hit no
bones. He was brought at once to
Dr. Mills who dressed the wound.
70 years ago…
Miss Fern Wolken, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Wolken of
Box Elder, and Abe Crouch of
Creighton, former head of the Pen-
nington County ADA, were mar-
ried at Sundance, Wyo. on Satur-
day, September 26. The ceremony
was performed in the Methodist
Church by Rev. Sanders B. Clay-
ton, and attendants were Pearl
Dickey and Millard Dickey of Sun-
dance. Mrs. Crouch attended
Spearfish Teachers’ College and
Mankato Commercial College at
Mankato, Minn. For the past sev-
eral years she has been employed
in the office of the Pennington
County Agricultural Association,
where she will continue her work.
Mr. Crouch attended Black Hills
Teachers’ College and Buena Vista
College in Iowa. He has been con-
nected with the AAA for the past
nine years and was chairman of
the county committee for the past
several years. He resigned October
1, leaving for Fort Leavenworth,
Kas., where he was inducted into
the Army.
The Wall Fire Department was
called out to the Dolan Patterson
place, four miles northeast of Wall,
shortly before noon Sunday, when
a fire threatened the destruction of
his barn, winter’s feed and some of
his livestock. Spontaneous com-
bustion originating from a pile of
fodder piled against one end of the
barn is thought to have been the
cause. The firemen and neighbor-
ing farmers pulled the sudan away
from the barn and spent the after-
noon scattering the smoldering
fodder. The damage was confined
to a few tons of feed and the
charred end of the barn. The Pat-
terson’s discovered the fire as they
were returning from Foster’s.
The Wall Eagles lost to the New
Underwood football team, Friday.
The score being 26 to 6
60 years ago…
The gross receipts of the Interior
school carnival held October 4,
amounted to $1,006.34, according
to Supt. P. M. Nibbelink. The net
profit was $737.18. The proceeds
will be used to finance leather-
craft, band, chorus, educational
movies and athletics, states Nibbe-
link. Donna Sharp was crowned as
queen and Lyle O’Rourke, king.
Other candidates were Charles
Carlbom, Gary Lester, Francis
Cunny, Deanne Johnson, Carol
Lange, and Rose O’Rourke.
The Wall School Carnival drew
the usual large crowd and brought
in a gross revenue of $1,128.51.
The expenses amounted to $473.03
with the dance orchestra getting
$90 from this amount. Marsha
Foster and James Joyce were
crowned queen and king, respec-
tively, Saturday night. They were
members of the Junior Class.
The Wall Eagles battled their
way to a 13 to 13 tie with the Bad-
land Conference leaders, the
Kadoka Kougars, on their field
Friday afternoon. It was in the last
twenty seconds of play that a
touchdown pass was caught by
Renner to tie the score. The point
after-touchdown pass failed to get
across the goal line, and the score
remained 13 to 13.
A trash fire back of Harold
Mortensen’s resulted in calling the
Wall firemen to help put out the
spreading flames, Saturday after-
noon. An old “box car” shed caught
fire but was soon put out. The pre-
vious day, the Wall boys were
called to the Cedar Butte school
where a trash barrel burner had
set fire to the nearby grass. A corn
field, a favorable wind and the ef-
fective work of the fire fighters
kept it from becoming very disas-
terous.
50 years ago…
BIRTH: Born to Mr. and Mrs.
Lavon Shearer, a boy, October 16,
at a Rapid City hospital.
Oscar Drewitz of Creighton, re-
ceived the top award for quality
egg production at a meeting of the
Black Hills Egg Producers Associ-
ation in Rapid City, Friday. His
flock was credited with producing
97 1/2 percent grade A eggs. Win-
ning third prize was Mrs. Carl
Lurz of Owanka. George Eisen-
braun received honorable mention
as his flock had reached the 90
percent of grade A eggs or better.
The new aluminum, colored
structure which has just been built
back of the Wall Drug Store, is not
a projectile nor a part of the mis-
sile program. It is the new inciner-
ator built and installed by a Min-
neapolis firm. The stack reaches
upwards thirty feet and is
screened so that no sparks can get
away to set a fire.
Four hundred forty-one 4-H boys
and girls competed in the 25th an-
nual Western Junior Livestock
Show at Rapid City, last week.
Winners from this area included
Donna Helms, Jim Willuweit, Con-
nie Willuweit, Bobby Helms,
Steven McDonnell, Byron Denke,
Larry Denke, Leslie Denke, San-
dra Kjerstad, Anne Schroeder,
Roxy Deutscher, Charles
Deutscher, Gary Hays, Merle Ren-
ner, Bruce Renner and Mary Lee
Denke. In adult Livestock Judg-
ing, winners were Mrs. Bert
Willuweit, Jerry Willuweit and
Ernest Helms; and in adult Cloth-
ing Judging, Mrs. Bert Willuweit.
40 years ago…
Jim McKay, formerly of Wall and
now living in Rapid City, received
the Citation for Bravery from
President Nixon for his actions
during the flood of June 9.
The Elm Springs Ranchers 4-H
Club members did very well at the
Western Junior livestock and
Home Economics Show. The mem-
bers exhibited 15 head of livestock,
four range management exhibits,
four dresses and six floral arrange-
ments and participated in the
Home Ec judging, dairy foods
demonstration, meats identifica-
tion and grass judging. The girls,
Becky and Wendy Moore, Tammy
and Ginger Johnston, all received
blue ribbons on their dresses and
floral arrangements. Joanie Wil-
son and Charlotte Linn also en-
tered floral arrangements. Ginger
also won first place for her division
in the floral arrangements and
was awarded the all-expense paid
trip to the Denver Stock Show in
January. Cary Tines, Rick and
Sam Johnston all had swine en-
tries. Ricky Johnston’s market
hogs topped the market with the
price of $41.50 per 100 pounds.
Debbie O’Dea had the misfor-
tune to be kicked in the face by
Mike’s shetland pony. It cut her
lips and knocked a tooth loose.
The fun day at the Bill Pippert
ranch, Sunday, had a good turnout
with the first Jackpot winners,
Roger and Dewey Fortune, with
the time of 29.5. The winners for
the eight week buckle roping were
Jerry Schell, header and Roger
Fortune, heeler.
30 years ago…
Some favorable weather last
week allowed investors and em-
ployees of the Badlands Western
Musical Company to progress in
their construction of the amphithe-
atre on the Badlands wall one-half
mile south of town. Bob Fraser, ar-
chitect and designer for the facil-
ity, commented that it will be at
least six weeks before the am-
phitheatre will be close to partial
completion, since the seats and
steps still need to be finished, a
rain shelter built and a ticket
booth and concession area con-
structed. Max Hauk, who is in
charge of amphitheatre construc-
The Looking Glass of Time
Continued on page 12
to the Senior Center for raising money with a
pie and ice cream social on Sept. 30. There was
$1,094 that was raised and was divided between
the Wall Ambulance and Wall Fire Department.
We appreciate the work that went into putting
this on and also to those who donated.
THANK YOU…
Two Bit Saloon
Grand Opening
Fundraising Auction
Halloween Party
(Costumes optional)
Saturday, Oct. 27th
Supper ~ 5:30 * $5/plate
Auction ~ 7 p.m. · Dance ~ 9 p.m.
(Mike Seager - DJ)
If you would like to donate auciton items please
contact Holly Schaack - 279-2869
or Jess Smith - 386-2020
Gertrude E. Woodden_____________________________
Gertrude E. Woodden, age 95 of
New Underwood, S.D. died Friday,
October 12, 2012, at the Good
Samaritan Center in New Under-
wood.
Gertrude E. Doughty was born
February 23, 1917, in Rapid City,
the daughter of Phillip and Clara
(Evenson) Doughty. She grew up
north of Quinn and graduated from
Wall High School. She then at-
tended Spearfish Normal and
earned her teacher’s certificate.
She taught at rural schools for 21
years.
Gertrude married Richard R.
Palmer on January 8, 1944. They
lived on his ranch at Grindstone.
She took great pride in raising or-
phaned lambs. Richard and
Gertrude had a baby girl, Marjorie
Rachel, who lived only seven hours.
Richard, along with Gertrude’s fa-
ther, Philip, lost their lives in a
boating accident on August 16,
1956.
She later married Raymond Mc-
Griff on November 23, 1962. They
lived at the ranch until Ray’s
health was so that he couldn’t do
the ranch work, so they moved to
Hermosa. Ray died January 5,
1977.
Gertrude met Roy Woodden and
they were dating when a drunk
driver ran into them. Due to the
trauma, Gertrude was unconscious
for 18 days and in rehab for three
months. This caused severe dam-
age but she did all she could to get
better.
She married Roy on August 19,
1983, and they made their home in
Hermosa. Roy later died, and she
remained in Hermosa until moving
into the Good Samaritan, Echo
Ridge, and later into the Good
Samaritan Center in New Under-
wood, where she has since resided.
Survivors include three sisters,
Eva Farkner of Box Elder, Phyllis
Reub of Rapid City, and Lucille
Huether of Rapid City; several
nieces and nephews; and a host of
other relatives and friends.
In addition to her three hus-
bands, Gertrude was preceded in
death by her daughter, Marjorie
Rachel, as an infant; and a sister
Esther Doughty.
Funeral services were held Mon-
day, October 15, at the Rapid Val-
ley Baptist Church in Rapid City,
with Pastor O.C. Summers officiat-
ing.
Music was provided by Kay
Williams, pianist, and Lynn Fuerst,
vocalist. Honoray pallbearers were
all relatives and friends in atten-
dance.
Interment followed at the Wall
Cemetery.
Arrangements were with the
Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall.
Her online guestbook is avail-
able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Mary Pekron__________________________________
Mary Pekron, age 80 of Philip,
S.D., died Wednesday, October 10,
2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Me-
morial Hospital in Philip.
Mary A. Gottsleben was born
January 18, 1932, in Philip, the
daughter of William and Helen
(Gehan) Gottsleben. She grew up
on a farm-ranch northwest of
Philip, and attended the Deadman
Rural School in that area. She at-
tended high school at St. Martin’s
Academy in Sturgis, graduating in
1951. She then attended Black
Hills State College in Spearfish,
where she obtained her teaching
certificate. She taught rural school
at the Jones Rural School for three
years and one year at the Malone
Rural School near Milesville. Once
their children were in school, she
returned to teaching, and served as
a substitute teacher and teacher's
aide for numerous years.
Mary was united in marriage to
Henry “Hank” Pekron on August
28, 1954, in Philip. They made
their home in the Milesville area,
where they worked on a ranch and
later purchased their own ranch.
They continued to ranch for over 50
years.
Due to health reasons, they
moved into Philip in October 2007.
Her husband, Henry “Hank”
Pekron, preceded her in death on
August 27, 2010. Mary continued
to reside in Philip until her death.
Mary was a member of the Sa-
cred Heart Catholic Church of
Philip, and a former member of St.
Mary’s Catholic Church and Altar
Society of Milesville.
Survivors include six children
Nancy Ehrhardt and her husband,
Rick, of Brandon, Steve Pekron and
his wife, Nina, of Milesville, Beth
Walker of Gillette, Wyo., Karen
Kroetch and her husband, Jerry, of
Philip, Theresa Pekron of West-
minster, Colo., and Joe Pekron and
his wife, Julie, of Hot Springs; 13
grandchildren; six great-grandchil-
dren; one sister, Ann Pattno, and
her husband, Tom, of Hastings,
Neb.; a sister-in-law, Myrna
Gottsleben, of Philip; several nieces
and nephews; and a host of other
relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband,
Mary was preceded in death by her
parents, and one brother, Jim
Gottsleben.
Mass of Christian Burial was
held Monday, October 15, at the Sa-
cred Heart Catholic Church in
Philip, with Father Kevin Achbach
as celebrant.
Altar servers were Mike Gebes
and Ben Stangle. Lectors were
Linda Stangle and Joe Gittings.
Eucharistic ministers were Don
Schultz, Kelly Blair and Donna
King.
Music was provided by Mari-
anne Frien, pianist, and Maureen
Palecek, vocalist. Ushers were
Mike Gebes and Bill Gottsleben.
Pallbearers were Ryan Hovland,
Jeremiah Walker, Joshua Kroetch,
Nathan Walker, Zane Pekron, Cody
Pekron, Justin Pekron, and Jeff
Goertz. Gift bearers were Melinda
Coslet, Brooke Formanek, Katie
Pekron, Allison Pekron and Grace
Pekron.
Interment was at the Masonic
Cemetery in Philip.
Arrangements are with the
Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is avail-
able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
School & Sports
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Game Show Day during the Eagles Homecoming week celebra-
tion. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
“Lets Make a Deal”
By Coach Karol Patter-
son
Cross Country Regions were
held Wednesday, October 10th at
Lake Waggoner Golf course in
Philip.
The Boys 5K Varsity ran first
with 36 runners on a beautiful,
with some wind day.
Austin Huether qualified for
State placing third in 18:24.
Alex Tysdal came across 28th in
23:58 and Nathan Patterson was
34th in 25:49.
Daniel Burkhalter was the win-
ner from Bison in a time of 17:54.
The top three teams also quali-
fied for state as a team. The team
standings for the boys were: First
- Dupree with 17 points, Second-
Philip with 20, Third - White River
with 29, Fourth - Rapid City Chris-
tian with 37, Fifth - Bison with 49,
Sixth - Wall with 63, Seventh -
Crazy Horse with 74, and Eighth -
Faith with 81.
The Girls 4K Varsity race was
won by Morgan Ham of Lemmon
in a time of 15:41 followed by Ellie
Coyle of Philip.
Team standings were: First -
Philip with 19 points, Second -
Kadoka Area with 21, Third - Lem-
mon with 24, Fourth - Rapid City
Christian with 30, Fifth - Jones
Cross Country boys take sixth at regions
County with 31, Sixth - Dupree
with 58, and Seventh - Faith with
71 points.
Coach’s Comments: It was a
perfect running day temperature
wise. There was a northwest wind,
a typical South Dakota day, which
was tough for the runners on the
southwest stretch heading north.
There was tough competition in all
the races.
Now it is off to state at Huron on
October 20th. The competition
starts at noon our time along with
pheasant hunting season at sun-
rise. Orange is a popular color in
that area for many people. We
can always spot hunters getting
ready along with their dogs.
Huether has a great chance of
placing in the top 10 at state with
his dedication and determination.
Off we go for the grand finale!
Wall’s Austin Huether out run-
ning Philip’s Tristian Rush at
the cross country regions held
in Philip on Wednesday, Octo-
ber 10. Huether came in third
place qualifiying for state.
~Photo Heather Schreiber
Wall’s Alex Tysdal running at
the cross country regions held
in Philip on Wednesday, Octo-
ber 10. Tysdal came in 28th.
~Photo Del Bartels
Wall’s Nathan Patterson at the
cross country regions held in
Philip on Wednesday, October
10. Patterson came in 34.
~Photo Heather Schreiber
Mr. Kitterman's math class participated in Nerd Day during
homecoming week. Pictured from left to right ... Savanna
Deutscher, Kallie Anderson, Emily Ferris, Jessica Casjens, Allan
McDonnell, Lady Hawk Rooks and Cameron Richter.
~Photo Heather Schreiber
Wall Jr High Volleyball B team won the White River Tournament B Division on Saturday, October
13, 2012. Back Row: pictured from left to right ... Trista Reinert, Lady Hawk Rooks, Cooper Jo
McLaughlin, Emilee Pauley, Mercede Hess, Jaicee Williams, Jayton McKay and Coach Pandi
Pittman. Front Row: pictured from left to right ... Sage Gabriel, Victoria Poor Bear, Shelby Ruland,
Karlie Dartt and Paisley Godfrey. ~Photo Heather Gabriel
Lady Eagles team B win JV
tournament in White River
Homecoming week
Good Luck, Austin
2012 Wall Cross Country State B
Qualifier, Austin Huether.
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Walker NAPA/Red Rock Restaurant
Wall Auto Livery
Wall Booster Club
Wall Building Center
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By Coach Kent Anderson
The Wall Eagles Football Team
hosted the Scotties from Philip on
Friday in the 2012 Homecoming
game. The Eagles came out victo-
rious with a 25 to 8 victory.
The Eagles first took the field on
defense and set the tone for the
game as they forced Philip to punt
after three plays. The Eagles of-
fense took the ball and moved it
downfield looking to score. Taran
Eisenbraun took the ball down in-
side the ten yard line only to have
a great run negated by a penalty.
The Eagles would stall and be
forced to try a field goal. Trevor
Anderson booted a 39 yard field
goal through the uprights and
gave the Eagles a 3 to 0 lead. The
defense once again stopped the
Scotties and forced them to punt.
Again the Eagles drove the ball
down field but came short of the
endzone. The Eagles shot them-
selves in the foot with another
penalty and were forced to try an-
other field goal. This time Ander-
son split the uprights from 38
yards out and gave the Eagles a 6
to 0 lead.
The second quarter started the
same as the first. Once again the
defense denied the Scotties of any
offense and the Eagles offense con-
tinued to move the ball only to be
stopped by our own mistakes. The
Eagles lined up for another field
goal but decided to try for the first
down. Wall would come up short
and turn the ball over on downs.
Later in the quarter the Eagles
would finish the drive as Taran
Eisenbraun crossed the goal from
three yards out. The PAT kick
went right but the Eagles led the
game at half twelve to zero.
The third quarter would start
out with a bang as Tyler Trask re-
turned the kick 91 yards for a
touchdown. Prior to the play the
kick return team was challenged
to take one to the house. They an-
swered with the big return. Tyler
Trask picked up the deep squib
kick, made many tacklers miss
and rambled down the right side-
line for the score. He made some
amazing moves on his return,
picked up a huge block from Cade
Kjerstad, and turned on his speed
taking it the distance. The Eagles
would try for the two point conver-
sion but were denied. On the posi-
tive side the Eagles had an 18 to 0
lead early in the third quarter.
The Scotties then took the ball and
chewed up over eight minutes of
clock. They went to their double-
wing offense and pounded the ball
downfield. The Eagles defense
gave up some ground but in time
stopped the drive.
In the fourth quarter the Eagles
would add another score to secure
the win. Our defense didn’t give
much all game. Coach Wayne
Shull had a great game plan and
our players executed it well. The
Eagles would add their final score
as Kjerstad took the ball in from
two yards out. Anderson added the
kick and the Eagles led the Home-
coming game by the score of 25 to
0. Philip would score towards the
end of the game on a 36 yard pass
play from Tate DeJong to Paul
Guptill.
It was a very good game for the
Eagles. The offense executed well
and we tried a couple different for-
mations. Lane Hustead and An-
derson seem to be a pretty good
combination at the receiver posi-
tions. We had a good mix of run
and pass offensively. Lane Blasius
had a good game at quarterback
breaking the century mark for the
first time this year with 116 yards
passing. Kjerstad played a very
good game at fullback running and
catching the ball. Trask and Eisen-
braun were once again very effec-
tive running the ball. We also had
glimmers of younger backs Carson
Johnston and Anderson running
the ball successfully. Our offensive
line did a great job up front for our
offensive game to be effective.
Ben Linn, Clancy Lytle, Ridge
Eagles leash the Scotties
Sandal, Ryder Wilson, and Lake-
ton McLaughlin opened the run-
ning lanes all night. They also
gave us the best pass protection we
have had this year. I feel we won
the battle of the trenches on both
sides of the ball most of the night.
The main concern is US! We can’t
beat ourselves on our offensive
drives with penalties. We did over-
come these mistakes and made
positives out of them most of the
time. Our defense was dominant!
We didn’t give up much and kept
the goose egg on the board most of
the game. We also were able to
play many younger players at the
end of the game. It was a great
win! The Eagles moved to four
wins and three losses on the sea-
son.
The Eagles last regular season
game will be on Thursday this
week. We will host the Raiders
from Lyman. Game time is set for
6:00 MST. The game is on Thurs-
day so teams entering the play-offs
next Tuesday have an extra day to
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By Mel Ander-
son
This is the fourth year the South
Dakota Rodeo Association has
showcased the top athletes in High
School Rodeo.
The rodeo is held in conjunction
with the SDRA Rodeo Finals at the
James Kjerstad Event Center in
Rapid City, SD, at 1:00 PM on Sat-
urday, October 20, 2012.
The contestants were chosen by
the following criteria:
•Inviting the top two students
from each event in each region.
•Points are from Regional
rodeos before State Finals.
•Only eligible to compete in one
event – the one with the highest
number of points.
There may be an exception in
Wall students invited to participate
in Fall Extravaganza
Fall Extravaganza participants. Pictured back row from left to
right ... Elsie Fortune, Trey Richter and Mazee Pauley. Front row
from left to right ... Lane Blasius, Mattee Pauley and Emilee
Pauley. (Not pictured Carson Johnston.)
~Photo Laurie Hindman
the rough stock events due to low
numbers.
Wall contestants competing will
be:
•Elsie Fortune – Breakaway
Roping.
•Mazee Pauley – Pole Bending.
•Carson Johnston – Steer
Wrestling.
•Trey Richter – Team Roping.
•Lane Blasius – Team Roping.
•Mattee Pauley – Breakaway
Roping.
•Emilee Pauley – Goat Tying.
There are four regions involved
in SD High School Rodeo which in-
volve hundreds of student ath-
letes. Congratulations and well
wishes are in order for the seven
talented students participating
who are attending the Wall School.
Wall Eagles Cade Kjerstad reaches for a pass thrown by Eagles
quarterback Lane Blasius during the Eagles vs. Philip home-
coming game held on Friday, October 12. The Eagles won the
game 25 - 8 to advance their record to 4-3.
~Photos Laurie Hindman
Wall Eagles number 2 Taran Eisenbraun scores a touchdown
against the Philip Scotties during the Eagles homcoming game.
Wall Eagles Trevor Anderson catches a pass from Eagles quater-
back Lane Blasius during the Eagles homecoming football
game.
prepare.
Stats:
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Wall: 6 6 6 7 25
Philip: 0 0 0 8 8
Team Statistics:
•First Downs: Wall - 15, Philip
- 6
•Rushing Attempts: Wall - 39,
Philip - 45.
•Rushing Yards: Wall - 286,
Philip -116.
•Passes Complete: Wall - 6,
Philip - 2.
•Passes Attempted: Wall - 10,
Philip - 6.
•Passes Intercepted: Wall - 0,
Philip - 0.
•Completion Percentage:
Wall - 60.0, Philip - 33.3.
•Passing Yards: Wall - 116,
Philip - 36.
•Fumbles: Wall - 3, Philip - 1.
•Fumbles Lost: Wall - 1, Philip
- 0.
•Punt Attempts: Wall - 0,
Philip - 4.
•Return Yards (punt & kick):
Wall - 120, Philip - 123.
•Number of Penalties: Wall -
6, Philip - 3.
•Penalty Yards: Wall - 50,
Philip - 15.
•Total Offensive Plays: Wall -
49, Philip - 51.
•Total Yards Offense: Wall -
402, Philip - 152.
•Average Per Play: Wall - 8.2,
Philip - 2.9.
Scoring Recap:
•First Quarter: Wall - Trevor
Anderson 39 yard field goal, 3 - 0.
Wall - Anderson 38 yard field goal,
6 - 0.
•Second Quarter: Wall - Taran
Eisenbraun three yard run; kick
failed, 12 - 0.
•Third Quarter: Wall - Tyler
Trask 91 yard kick return; PAT
run failed, 18 - 0.
•Fourth Quarter: Wall -
Cade Kjerstad two yard run;
Trevor Anderson kick, 25 - 0,
Philip - Paul Guptill 35 yd pass
from Tate DeJong; DeJong run, 25
- 8.
•Eagles Quarterback: Lane
Blasius, Completion - 6, Attempts
- 10, Interceptions - 0, Yards - 116,
Touchdowns - 0, Percentage - 60
percent.
•Receiving: Cade Kjerstad,
Catches - 2, Yards - 17, Touch-
downs - 0, Average - 8.5. Lane
Hustead, Catches - 2, Yards - 51,
Touchdowns - 0, Average - 25.5.
Ben Linn, Catches - 1, Yards - 17,
Touchdowns - 0, Average - 17.0.
Trevor Anderson, Catches -1,
Yards - 31, Touchdowns - 0, Aver-
age - 31.0.
•Rushing: Trask, Attempts -
14, Yards - 151, Touchdowns - 0,
Average - 10.8. Eisenbraun, At-
tempts - 8, Yards - 30, Touchdowns
- 1, Average 3.8. Blasius, At-
tempts - 4, Yards - (- 18), Touch-
downs - 0, Average - (- 4.5). Kjer-
stad, Attempts - 7, Yards - 67,
Touchdowns - 1, Average - 9.6.
Johnston, Attempts - 3, Yards -
32, Touchdown - 0, Average - 10.7.
Hustead, Attempts - 1, Yards - 5,
Touchdowns - 0, Average - 5.0.
Dusty Dartt, Attempts - 1, Yards
- (- 12), Touchdowns - 0, Average -
(- 12.0). Anderson, Attempts - 1,
Yards - 31, Touchdowns - 0, Aver-
age - 31.0. Tucker O’Rourke, At-
tempts - 1, Yards - (- 4), Touch-
downs - 0, Average - (- 4.0). Trey
Richter, Attempts - 1, Yards - 4,
Touchdowns - 0, Average - 4.0.
•Scoring: Trask, Touchdowns -
1, Total Points - 6. Eisenbraun,
Touchdowns - 1, Total Points - 6.
Anderson, PAT-1- 1/2, Fieldgoals-
2/2, 39 and 38 yards, Total Points -
7. Kjerstad, Touchdowns - 1, Total
Points - 6.
•Kickoff: Anderson, Attempts
- 6, Yards - 268, Average - 44.7, (4
dirty balls.)
•Punt Return: Johnston, At-
tempts - 3, Yards- 29, Touchdowns
- 0, Average - 9.7.
•Kick Return: Trask, At-
tempts - 1, Yards - 91, Touchdown
- 1, Average - 91.0.
•Blocked Field goals: Tyler
Peterson - 1.
•Tackels: Eisenbraun, Solo -
1, Assists - 2, Sacs - 0, Total - 3,
Points - 4. Peterson, Solo - 5, As-
sists - 7, Sacs - 0, Total - 12, Points
- 17. Laketon McLaughlin, Solo
- 3, Assists - 1, Sacs - 0, Total - 1,
Points - 1. Blasius, Solo - 3, As-
sists - 8, Sacs - 0, Total 11, Points -
14. Clancy Lytle, Solo - 3, Assists
- 6, Sacs - 0, Total - 9, Points - 12.
Trask, Solo - 5, Assists - 5, Sacs -
0, Total - 10, Points - 15. John-
ston, Solo - 0, Assists - 1, Sacs - 0,
Total - 1, Points - 1. Dartt, Solo -
0, Assists - 3, Sacs - 0, Total - 3,
Points - 3. Anderson, Solo - 1, As-
sists - 7, Sacs - 0, Total - 8, Points -
9. Les Williams, Solo - 3, Assists -
8, Sacs - 0, Total - 11, Points - 14.
Luke Wilkins, Solo - 1, Assists - 7,
Sacs - 0, Total - 8, Points - 9.
O’Rourke, Solo - 0, Assists - 1,
Sacs - 0, Total - 1, Points - 1. Tyrel
Clark, Solo - 1, Assists - 0, Sacs -
0, Total - 1, Points - 2.
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ball coach Kadoka. If inter-
ested send a letter of interest
and resume to Kadoka Area
School, Attention George
Seiler, PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD
57543 or complete and sub-
mit a non-certified application
that is available on the web-
site www.kadoka.k12.sd.us
EOE.
K42-4tc
WAITRESS NEEDED: at Red
Rock Restaurant in Wall. Call
279-2387 or 279-2388.
WP8-3tc
MISC. FOR SALE
FOR SALE: Pheasant roosters
and hens. Contact Larry for
information on prices and de-
livery. Call 843-2830 or 840-
8097. PR8-3tc
FOR SALE: (4) rollaway beds,
(1) inversion table. Call 837-
2427, Kadoka. K44-2tp
FOR SALE: Whitfield pellet
fireplace insert; steel roof and
half windshield for Polaris 500
4x4, year 2009. Call 798-2182
or 685-3934. WP4-2tc
FOR SALE: Rope horse hal-
ters with 10’ lead rope, $15
each. Call 685-3317 or 837-
2917.
K44-tfn
WANTED: Old car and truck
bodies and parts, 1920-
1950s, paying better than
scrap so clean out the tree line
or metal pile for quick $$. Call
Ben, 669-2012, Murdo.P 4 3 -
4tc
PETS/SUPPLIES
BARN CATS: Excellent
mousers. Call 685-5327 for
more info. P43-3tc
RENTALS
FOR RENT: 2 bedroom house
at 102 Wood. Ave. Rent on
garage optional. Call 484-
5409. PR8-2tp
FOR RENT: 1 & 2 bedroom
apartments for rent in Wall.
Contact Christianson Proper-
ties, 858-2195. WP7-4tc
4-BEDROOM HOUSE FOR
RENT IN WALL: Call Stan,
381-2861 or 279-2861.
WP5-tfn
APARTMENTS: Spacious one
bedroom units, all utilities in-
cluded. Young or old. Need
rental assistance or not, we
can house you. Just call 1-
800-481-6904 or stop in the
lobby and pick up an applica-
tion. Gateway Apartments,
Kadoka. WP32-tfn
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LOOMIX® FEED SUPPLE-
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NOW IS THE chance to buy a
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1067.
EMPLOYMENT
MANAGER NEEDED for pro-
gressive credit union. Excellent
benefits and salary. Resumes
only submitted to Box 69, Gre-
gory, SD 57533. EEOC.
RDO EQUIPMENT CO. — Com-
petitive wages, benefits, train-
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Questions, call Rod or Matt,
605-869-2220.
MATH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION
TEACHER - Qualifications:
Possess valid SD Teaching Cer-
tificate for appropriate level.
Experience teaching Native
American children preferred.
Must pass background and
drug testing. Indian preference
observed & Lakota speaker pre-
ferred. Duties: Maintain indi-
vidual student records as re-
quired including three forms of
assessment. Confer with par-
ents as needed for student con-
cerns. Supervise meals, play-
ground and early morning du-
ties as assigned. For a complete
job description contact Lisa
Bielawski, Principal at 605-
823-4235.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMIS-
SION is taking application for
full- time Douglas County
Highway Superintendent. Must
have valid Class A Driver’s Li-
cense. Experience in
r o a d / b r i d g e
construction/maintenance pre-
ferred. For application contact:
Douglas County Auditor (605)
724-2423.
PERKINS COUNTY HIGHWAY
DEPT. has opening for Me-
chanic. Good Benefits. Applica-
tions are available at Court-
house in Bison, SD or call 605-
244-5629.
WANTED: EXPERIENCE AP-
PRENTICE or journeyman elec-
trician. Excellent wages and
benefits. LEC Inc, Gettysburg.
Call 800-568-4324 or send re-
sume to kevin@loganelectric.
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FOR SALE
2008 35FT. NUWA HITCH-
HIKER 5th wheel with 4 slides,
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tral Vacuum, washer/dryer,
lots of storage. Call 605-845-
3907.
2000 DUTCHSTAR 38FT. RV.
Diesel pusher 320 Cummins,
stacker washer & dryer, 2
slides, heated undercarriage,
driver side entry door, 38,000
mi. 605-461-9246.
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Johnson Law and speak with
female staff members 1-800-
535-5727.
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THANK YOUS
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ter, Mary Boydston, for placing
my name in nomination for this
very special award, and also
to all the others who were in-
volved in this process on my
mail route. I also want to thank
Mary for the nice party she
had on my behalf, Sunday af-
ternoon, September 23, 2012
at the Elm Springs Community
Church, where she gave me
the very special Eagle Spirit
Award Plaque that the United
States Postal Service had pre-
sented to me.
I also want to thank Mary for
the very big white “taste” cake
she baked in my honor and
served to us at church, which
was decorated very good by
Dean!
I was very fortunate to be
one of the 30 mail carriers
picked out of the 15,000 mail
carriers across the U.S.A. for
this very special award.
Thank you,
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Mail Route 57786
We would like to thank all
our children and their families
for all the great wishes and all
they did for our anniversary
and birthdays.
We also thank everybody for
cards, phone calls and good
wishes. It is great to live in a
small community.
God bless everyone.
Roy & Dorothy Hamann
We would like to extend a
huge thank you for all the won-
derful wishes and cars as we
celebrated our 65th wedding
anniversary.
Carl & Anna Lee Humphrey
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2012 Constitutional
Amendments
The following amendments to the State
Constitution are submitted to the voters
by the Legislature. The amendments will
not become effective unless approved by
majority vote.
Constitutional Amendment M
Title: An Amendment to the South Dakota
Constitution regarding certain provisions
relating to corporations.
Attorney General Explanation:
The Constitution currently contains
certain restrictions on the Legislature’s
authority to enact laws regarding corpo-
rations. For example, corporate directors
must be elected by cumulative voting, in
which a shareholder may choose to cast
all votes for a single candidate or spread
the votes among two or more candidates.
Corporate stock or bonds may only be is-
sued for money, labor or property re-
ceived by the corporation. Corporate
stock or debt may not be increased with-
out prior notice to and consent of current
stockholders.
Constitutional Amendment M removes
these restrictions, and allows the Legisla-
ture to: (1) authorize alternative methods
of voting in elections for corporate direc-
tors; (2) expand the types of contributions
a corporation may receive for the is-
suance of stock or bonds; and (3) estab-
lish procedures governing the increase of
corporate stock or debt.
A vote “Yes” will remove the constitu-
tional restrictions.
A vote “No” will leave the Constitution
as it is.
Full Text of Constitutional Amendment
M:
That Article XVII, section 1 of the Con-
stitution of the State of South Dakota, be
amended to read as follows:
§ 1. No corporation shall be created or
have its charter extended, changed or
amended by special laws, except those
for charitable, educational, penal or refor-
matory purposes, which are to be and re-
main under the patronage and control of
the state; but the Legislature shall pro-
vide, by general laws, for the organization
of all corporations hereafter to be created.
The Legislature shall have the authority
to enact laws governing the operation and
dissolution of corporations.
That Article XVII, section 5 of the Con-
stitution of the State of South Dakota, be
amended to read as follows:
§ 5. In all elections for directors or
managers of a corporation, each member
or shareholder may cast the whole num-
ber of his votes for one candidate, or dis-
tribute them upon two or more candi-
dates, as he may prefer votes in the man-
ner consistent with laws enacted by the
Legislature.
That Article XVII, section 8 of the Con-
stitution of the State of South Dakota, be
amended to read as follows:
§ 8. No corporation shall issue stocks
or bonds except for money, labor done, or
money or property actually received, or
for the reasonable value of other contri-
bution to the corporation; and all fictitious
increase of stock or indebtedness shall
be void. The stock and indebtedness of
corporations shall not be increased ex-
cept in pursuance of general law, nor
without the consent of the persons hold-
ing the larger amount in value of the stock
first obtained, at a meeting to be held
after sixty days notice given in pursuance
of law the manner consistent with laws
enacted by the Legislature.
Constitutional Amendment N
Title: An Amendment to the South Dakota
Constitution repealing certain reimburse-
ment restrictions for travel by legislators
to and from a legislative session.
Attorney General Explanation:
The Constitution fixes the mileage re-
imbursement rate for legislators at five
cents per mile for their travel to and from
a legislative session.
Constitutional Amendment N repeals this
constitutional limitation and allows legis-
lator travel reimbursement to be set by
the Legislature.
A vote “Yes” will eliminate the fixed
travel reimbursement rate.
A vote “No” will leave the Constitution
as it is.
Full Text of Constitutional Amendment
N:
That Article III, section 6 of the Consti-
tution of the State of South Dakota, be
amended to read as follows:
§ 6. The terms of office of the members
of the Legislature shall be two years; they
legislators shall receive for their services
the salary fixed by law under the provi-
sions of § 2 of article XXI of this Constitu-
tion, and five cents for every mile of nec-
essary travel in going to and returning
from the place of meeting of the Legisla-
ture on the most usual route.
No person may serve more than four
consecutive terms or a total of eight con-
secutive years in the senate and more
than four consecutive terms or a total of
eight consecutive years in the house of
representatives. However, this restriction
does not apply to partial terms to which a
legislator may be appointed.
A regular session of the Legislature
shall be held each year and shall not ex-
ceed forty legislative days, excluding
Sundays, holidays and legislative recess,
except in cases of impeachment, and
members of the Legislature shall receive
no other pay or perquisites except salary
and mileage.
Constitutional Amendment O
Title: An Amendment to the South Dakota
Constitution changing the method for dis-
tributions from the cement plant trust
fund.
Attorney General Explanation:
In 2001, the $238 million in proceeds
from the sale of the state cement plant
were placed in a constitutionally created
trust fund. Currently, the Constitution re-
quires a yearly transfer of $12 million from
the cement plant trust fund to the state
general fund. In addition, under certain
circumstances the Legislature must au-
thorize distributions of cement plant trust
fund earnings for the support of educa-
tion.
Amendment O replaces the existing
method for cement trust fund distribu-
tions. The amendment would require a
yearly transfer of 4% of the market value
of the cement plant trust fund to the state
general fund for the support of education.
A vote “Yes” is for changing the method
for distributions from the cement plant
trust fund.
A vote “No” will leave the Constitution
as it is.
Full Text of Constitutional Amendment
O:
That Article XIII, section 20 of the Con-
stitution of the State of South Dakota, be
amended to read as follows:
§ 20. The net proceeds derived from
the sale of state cement enterprises shall
be deposited by the South Dakota Ce-
ment Commission in a trust fund hereby
created to benefit the citizens of South
Dakota. The South Dakota Investment
Council or its successor shall invest the
trust fund in stocks, bonds, mutual funds,
and other financial instruments as pro-
vided by law. Each fiscal year beginning
in fiscal year 2001, a transfer of twelve
million dollars shall be made from the
trust fund to the state general fund as pro-
vided by law.
That Article XIII, section 21 of the Con-
stitution of the State of South Dakota, be
amended to read as follows:
§ 21. Except as provided in Article XIII,
section 20 of the Constitution of the State
of South Dakota, the original principal of
the trust fund shall forever remain invio-
late. However, the The Legislature shall,
by appropriation, make distributions from
the difference between the twelve million
dollar annual general fund transfer and
five percent of the market value of the
trust fund for the support of education, but
not for the replacement of state aid to
general education or special education, if
the increase in the market value of the
trust fund in that fiscal year was sufficient
to maintain the original principal of the
trust fund after such distributions. Begin-
ning with fiscal year 2006, the market
value of the trust fund shall be determined
by adding the market value of the trust
fund at the end of the sixteen most recent
calendar quarters, and dividing that sum
by sixteen transfer from the trust fund to
the state general fund four percent of the
lesser of the average market value of the
trust fund determined by adding the mar-
ket value of the trust fund at the end of the
sixteen most recent calendar quarters as
of December thirty-first of that year and
dividing that sum by sixteen, or the mar-
ket value of the trust fund at the end of
that calendar year for the support of edu-
cation in South Dakota. The transfer shall
be made prior to June thirtieth of the sub-
sequent calendar year.
Constitutional Amendment P
Title: An Amendment to the South Dakota
Constitution adding balanced budget re-
quirements.
Attorney General Explanation:
While the constitution currently restricts
the State from incurring debt, it does not
expressly require the State to have a bal-
anced budget. Amendment P requires
the Governor to propose a balanced
budget. In addition, Amendment P pro-
hibits legislative appropriations from ex-
ceeding anticipated revenues and exist-
ing available funds. The amendment is
not intended to affect other constitutional
provisions
A vote “Yes” will include balanced
budget requirements in the Constitution.
A vote “No” will leave the Constitution
as it is.
Full Text of Constitutional Amendment
P:
That Article XII of the Constitution of
the State of South Dakota, be amended
by adding a NEW SECTION to read as
follows:
§ 7. The Governor shall propose a
budget in which expenditures or appropri-
ations may not exceed anticipated rev-
enue and existing funds available for ex-
penditure or appropriation. Appropriations
by the Legislature may not exceed antic-
ipated revenue and existing funds avail-
able for expenditure or appropriation.
Nothing in this section is intended to limit,
restrict, expand, modify, or otherwise af-
fect any other provision of this Constitu-
tion, including Article XIII.
2012 Initiated Measure
The following initiated measure was pro-
posed by petition for submission to the
voters. This initiated measure will not be-
come effective unless approved by major-
ity vote.
Initiated Measure 15
Title: An initiated measure to increase
state general sales and use taxes for ad-
ditional K-12 public education and Medi-
caid funding
Attorney General Explanation:
The initiated measure increases the
state general sales and use tax rate from
4% to 5%. The additional tax revenue will
be split evenly between K-12 public edu-
cation and Medicaid. The education funds
will be provided to school districts based
on enrollment, to be spent on improving
education as school boards determine.
The Medicaid funds will be spent only on
payments to Medicaid providers and re-
lated state expenses.
The additional funds cannot replace or
reduce state funding levels set for fiscal
year 2012 relating to existing Medicaid
and K-12 public education programs, in-
cluding state aid to education. Currently,
state aid is to be adjusted annually by 3%
or the rate of inflation, whichever is less.
Under the measure, this annual adjust-
ment cannot exceed the growth rate in
state general fund revenues. Any result-
ing shortfall in state aid will be made up
in subsequent years.
A vote “Yes” is for the proposed law.
A vote “No” is against the proposed
law.
Full Text of Initiated Measure 15:
1. Commencing January 1, 2013,
twenty percent of the monies collected
pursuant to the South Dakota sales and
use taxes imposed by SDCL chapters 10-
45 and 10-46 shall be placed in a special
fund known as the Moving South Dakota
Forward fund. The monies in the Moving
South Dakota Forward fund shall be allo-
cated into the following two subfunds
within the Moving South Dakota Forward
fund (1) fifty percent shall be allocated to
the Moving K-12 Education Forward sub-
fund; and (2) fifty percent shall be allo-
cated to the Moving Healthcare Forward
subfund.
2. Monies allocated in Section 1 of this
initiated measure shall be disbursed as
follows:
(1) Monies in the Moving K-12 Educa-
tion Forward sub-fund are continuously
appropriated to the public school districts
of South Dakota, to be distributed pro rata
based upon each school district’s relative
share of fall enrollment as defined in
SDCL chapter 13-13, compared to the fall
enrollment of all school districts. Funds
deposited in the Moving K-12 Education
Forward subfund in the preceding calen-
dar quarter shall be distributed, provided
above, to the public school districts of
South Dakota by the first business day of
February, May, August, and November of
each year, commencing May 1, 2013.
Funds received by a school district form
the Moving K-12 Education Forward sub-
fund shall be used at the sole discretion
of the public school district’s governing
board for the purpose of improving public
education;
(2) Eighty percent of the monies in the
Moving Healthcare Forward subfund shall
be spent only for the purpose of funding
payments to providers to the South
Dakota Medicaid program, which are in-
curred due to increases in expenses re-
lated to the reimbursement rates paid to
service providers per unit of service in ex-
cess of such reimbursement rates in ef-
fect as of July 1, 2011; and
(3) Twenty percent of the monies in the
Moving Health Care Forward subfund
shall be spent only for the purpose of
funding expenses related to payments to
providers to the South Dakota Medicaid
Program, which are incurred due to in-
creases in the case load volume experi-
enced by the South Dakota Medicaid pro-
gram from the case levels as of July 1,
2011.
3. No monies deposited in the Moving
K-12 Education Forward subfund may be
spent in any way, either directly or indi-
rectly, to reduce, supplant, or replace ap-
propriations for any state K-12 education
program in existence for state fiscal year
2012, including specifically the state aid
to education and special education pro-
grams established in SDCL chapters 13-
13 and 13-37. The per student allocation
in SDCL chapter 13-13 and the per stu-
dent allocation for each specified disabil-
ity in SDCL chapter 13-37 shalll be ad-
justed by the annual application of their
respective index factors, as set forth in
SDCL subdivisions 13-13-10.1(3) and 13-
37-35.1(6), as in effect on July 1, 2011.
However, the index factor adjustment
shall, in no case, exceed the actual per-
centage growth in state general fund rev-
enues for the most recently completed fis-
cal year. If the percentage growth in state
general fund revenues is less than the
index factor sin any year, the difference
shall be made up in the immediately fol-
lowing years to the extent the percentage
growth in state general fund revenues ex-
ceeds the index factors.
4. No monies deposited in the Moving
Health Care Forward subfund may be
spent in any way, either directly or indi-
rectly, to reduce, supplant, or replace
state appropriations for any state Medi-
caid program in existence for state fiscal
year 2012.
5. Effective January 1, 2013, any sales
or use tax imposed at a rate of four per-
cent by the provisions of SDCL chapters
10-45 or 10-46 are hereby increased by
one percent each to a total rate of five
percent each.
2012 Referred Laws
The following laws were adopted by the
Legislature and referred to the voters by
petition. These laws will not become ef-
fective unless approved by majority vote.
Referred Law 14
Title: An Act to establish the Large Proj-
ect Development Fund.
Attorney General Explanation:
The referred law establishes the “Large
Project Development Fund.” Beginning
January 1, 2013, 22% of contractors’ ex-
cise tax revenues would be transferred
from the state general fund to the Large
Project Development Fund.
The South Dakota Board of Economic
Development would use Large Project
Development Fund monies to provide
grants for the construction of large eco-
nomic development projects within the
state. To be eligible, a project must have
a cost exceeding $5 million. Examples of
eligible projects include laboratories and
facilities for testing, manufacturing, power
generation, power transmission, agricul-
tural processing, and wind energy. Ex-
amples of ineligible projects include retail
establishments; residential housing; and
facilities for lodging, health care services
and the raising or feeding of livestock.
A vote “Yes” is for the establishment of
the Large Project Development Fund.
A vote “No” is against the referred law.
Full Text of Referred Law 14:
Section 1. That § 1-16G-1.2 be
amended to read as follows:
1-16G-1.2. The Board of Economic De-
velopment may take title by foreclosure to
any property given as security if the ac-
quisition is necessary to protect any eco-
nomic development grant or loan or any
large project development grant made
under pursuant to the provisions of this
chapter, and may sell, transfer, or convey
any such property to any responsible
buyer. Any sale of property hereunder
pursuant to the provisions of this chapter
shall be performed in a commercially rea-
sonable manner. If the sale, transfer, or
conveyance cannot be effected with rea-
sonable promptness, the board may, in
order to prevent financial loss and sustain
employment, lease the property to a re-
sponsible tenant or tenants.
All sale proceeds or lease payments
received by the board pursuant to this
section shall be deposited in the fund
from which the original grant or loan was
made.
Section 2. That § 1-16G-8 be amended
to read as follows:
1-16G-8. The Board of Economic De-
velopment shall promulgate rules pur-
suant to chapter 1-26 concerning the fol-
lowing:
(1) The existing barriers to economic
growth and development in the state;
(2) Developing investment in re-
search and development in high technol-
ogy industries;
(3) The submission of business plans
prior to the approval of economic devel-
opment grants or loans or large project
development grants. Business plans shall
include the products or services to be of-
fered by the applicant, job descriptions
with attendant salary or wage information
by job category, educational requirements
by job category, methods of accounting,
financing other than that provided by the
economic development grant or loan or a
large project development grant, and
marketing, sales, merchandising, and
other disciplines proposed to be used for
business growth and expansion;
(4) The cooperation between agen-
cies of state government and applicant
businesses for nonfinancial services in-
cluding loan packaging, marketing assis-
tance, research assistance, and assis-
tance with finding solutions for complying
with environmental, energy, health,
safety, and other federal, state, and local
laws and regulations;
(5) Regular performance monitoring
and reporting systems for participating
businesses to assure compliance with
their business plans and, terms of repay-
ment of an economic development loan
and compliance with terms of an eco-
nomic development grant or a large proj-
ect development grant;
(6) Establish eligibility criteria for
grants and loans;
(7) Establish application procedures
for grants and loans, including a require-
ment that grant and loan applications be
signed under penalty of perjury;
(8) Establish criteria to determine
which applicants will receive grants or
loans;
(9) Govern the use of proceeds of
grants and loans;
(10) Establish criteria for the terms
and conditions upon which loans shall be
made, including matching requirements,
interest rates, repayment terms, and the
terms of security given to secure such
loans; and
(11) Establish criteria for the terms
and conditions upon which grants shall be
made, including permitted uses, perform-
ance criteria, and matching requirements;
and
(12) Establish criteria for the terms
and conditions upon which grants shall be
repaid for noncompliance with the terms
and conditions upon which the grant was
made.
Section 3. That § 1-16G-16.1 be
amended to read as follows:
1-16G-16.1. The Board of Economic
Development may use the revolving eco-
nomic development and initiative fund for
the purpose of paying taxes and liens and
for the procuring of legal services and
other services necessary to protect, re-
cover, maintain, and liquidate the assets
of the revolving economic development
and initiative fund and the large project
development fund. Such costs may be in-
curred and paid up to ten percent of the
loan or grant balance with a majority vote
of the board of economic development.
Costs in excess of ten percent shall be
approved by a two-thirds vote of the
board. Such services are not subject to
state bid laws so long as such services
are procured in a commercially accept-
able manner.
Section 4. That chapter 1-16G be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
Terms used in this Act Mean:
(1) "Large project," a project with a
total project cost exceeding five million
dollars; and
(2) "Project cost," the amount paid in
money, credits, property, or other money's
worth for a project.
Section 5. That chapter 1-16G be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
For the purposes of this Act, the term,
project, means a new building or structure
or the expansion of an existing building or
structure, the construction of which is
subject to the contractor's excise tax im-
posed by chapters 10-46A or 10-46B. A
project includes laboratory and testing fa-
cilities, manufacturing facilities, power
generation facilities, power transmission
facilities, agricultural processing facilities,
and wind energy facilities. A project does
not include any building or structure:
(1) Used predominantly for the sale
of products at retail, other than the sale of
electricity at retail, to individual con-
sumers;
(2) Used predominantly for residen-
tial housing or transient lodging;
(3) Used predominantly to provide
health care services;
(4) Constructed for raising or feeding
of livestock; or
(5) That is not subject to ad valorem
real property taxation or equivalent taxes
measured by gross receipts.
Section 6. That chapter 1-16G be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
There is established in the state treas-
ury a fund to be known as the large proj-
ect development fund for the purpose of
making grants for large project develop-
ment.
Section 7. That chapter 1-16G be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
The Board of Economic Development
may make grants from the large project
development fund for the purpose of pro-
moting large project development in
South Dakota.
Section 8. That chapter 1-16G be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
All money in the fund is hereby appro-
priated for the purpose of making grants
as provided in this Act. Any repayment of
grants from the large project development
fund and any interest thereon shall be re-
ceipted into the large project development
fund.
Section 9. That chapter 1-16G be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
The Board of Economic Development
may accept and expend for the purposes
of sections 6 and 7 of this Act, inclusive,
any funds obtained from federal sources,
gifts, contributions, or any source if such
acceptance and expenditure is approved
in accordance with § 4-8B-10.
Section 10. That chapter 1-16G be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
There is hereby continuously appropri-
ated to the large project development
fund the amount of twenty-two percent of
all deposits into the general fund of the
contractors' excise tax imposed by chap-
ter 10-46A and the alternate contractors'
excise tax imposed by chapter 10-46B.
Transfers from the general fund to the
large project development fund pursuant
to this provision shall be made on a
monthly basis by the Bureau of Finance
and Management.
Section 11. The provisions of section
10 of this Act are effective on January 1,
2013.
Referred Law 16
Title: An education reform act to establish
a teacher scholarship program; create a
program for math and science teacher
bonuses; create a program for teacher
merit bonuses; mandate a uniform
teacher and principal evaluation system;
and eliminate state requirements for
teacher tenure.
Attorney General Explanation:
Referred Law 16 is an education re-
form act with five key components. First,
it establishes a scholarship program for
eligible college students who commit to
teach in South Dakota in critical need
subject areas.
Second, the referred law creates a pro-
gram to provide state-funded annual
bonuses for eligible math and science
teachers.
Third, the referred law develops a sep-
arate “Top Teachers” bonus program.
This program provides annual state-
funded merit bonuses for up to 20% of
each school district’s full-time certified
teachers, as awarded by the local school
boards. Alternatively, a school board may
enact its own program for teacher
bonuses, using these state-provided
funds. A school board may opt out of
these merit bonus programs altogether,
resulting in re-allocation of its merit bonus
funds to other participating school dis-
tricts.
Fourth, the referred law mandates a
uniform statewide system for evaluating
teachers and principals, including a rating
system.
Fifth, the referred law eliminates state
requirements for continuing contracts
(“tenure”) for teachers who do not
achieve tenure by July 1, 2016. School
boards may, in their discretion, choose to
offer continuing contracts to non-tenured
teachers.
A vote “Yes” is to enact the education
reform act.
A vote “No” is against the referred law.
Full Text of Referred Law 16:
Section 1. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
Beginning in the 2013-2014 academic
year, there is hereby established the
South Dakota critical teaching needs
scholarship program. The purpose of the
program is to encourage South Dakota's
high school graduates to obtain their
postsecondary education in South
Dakota for teaching, to remain in the state
upon completion of their education, and
to contribute to the state and its citizens
by working in a critical need teaching
area.
Section 2. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
The South Dakota critical teaching
needs scholarship program shall be ad-
ministered by the Critical Teaching Needs
Scholarship Board which is hereby estab-
lished. The board shall consist of five
members appointed by the Governor for
a term of five years, except that the initial
appointments shall be for periods of one,
two, three, four, and five years. A majority
of the board shall be present either per-
sonally or by teleconference to constitute
a quorum.
The Department of Education shall
provide necessary support services to the
board.
Section 3. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
From the total pool of applicants, the
Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship
Board shall award no more than one hun-
dred critical teaching needs scholarships
for each academic year. The board shall
award scholarships based on the require-
ments of sections 5 and 6 of this Act, the
filling of critical teaching needs areas, and
other academic and personal character-
istics of each applicant as determined by
the board. Notwithstanding the provisions
of this section, if the board rescinds a
scholarship that has been awarded, the
board may award the amount of the re-
scinded scholarship to an alternate.
Section 4. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
All accredited South Dakota public and
nonpublic postsecondary institutions
which offer a baccalaureate degree in el-
ementary or secondary education are el-
igible to participate in the scholarship pro-
gram. Each institution may choose
whether to participate in the program and
may limit the number of scholarship recip-
ients the institution will accept in each ac-
ademic year.
Section 5. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
In order to be eligible for a critical
teaching needs scholarship, a student
shall:
(1) Agree, in writing, to stay in South
Dakota and work in a critical teaching
needs area for five years after graduation
from a participating postsecondary insti-
tution;
(2) Agree, through a promissory note,
that failure to abide by the provisions of
subdivision (1) will result in the scholar-
ship being converted into an interest
bearing loan;
(3) Attend a participating South
Dakota postsecondary institution as an
undergraduate junior or senior and be ac-
cepted in an elementary or secondary ed-
ucation program at the institution that will
prepare the student to work in a critical
need teaching area; and
(4) Be a United States citizen or law-
ful permanent resident.
For purposes of subdivision (3), a jun-
ior is a student who has earned sixty
credit hours prior to the beginning of the
third year of instruction, and a senior is a
student who has earned ninety credit
hours prior to the fourth year of instruc-
tion.
A student is eligible to participate in the
South Dakota critical teaching needs
scholarship program for the equivalent of
two academic years (four consecutive
spring and fall terms) or until the attain-
ment of a baccalaureate degree in ele-
mentary or secondary education in a crit-
ical teaching needs area, whichever
comes first. However, the Critical Teach-
ing Needs Scholarship Board may grant
exceptions to the continuous enrollment
requirements for good cause.
Scholarships are not provided for sum-
mer session students enrolled in tradi-
tional four year programs.
Section 6. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
In addition to the eligibility criteria iden-
tified in section 5 of this Act, the Critical
Teaching Needs Scholarship Board may
require applicants to submit a written
essay or other information by which to
judge the academic and personal qualifi-
cations of the applicant.
Section 7. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
The amount of the annual scholarship
shall equal the tuition and generally appli-
cable fees for thirty credit hours at a
South Dakota public postsecondary insti-
tution as of July 1, 2013. The scholarship
amount paid to a recipient attending a
participating nonpublic postsecondary in-
stitution shall equal the amount paid to a
recipient attending a public postsec-
ondary institution.
One-half of the annual scholarship
shall be paid to public postsecondary in-
stitutions on behalf of eligible students
there enrolled or directly to eligible stu-
dents enrolled at nonpublic postsec-
ondary institutions at the beginning of the
fall semester, and the other half shall be
paid at the beginning of the spring semes-
ter.
If, in any year, the total funds available
to fund the critical teaching needs schol-
arships are insufficient to permit each el-
igible recipient to receive the full amount
provided in this section, the available
moneys shall be prorated and distributed
to each recipient in proportion to the enti-
tlement contemplated by this section. The
total amount of the scholarship may not
exceed the amount stipulated in this sec-
tion.
Section 8. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
In order to maintain eligibility for the
critical teaching needs scholarship pro-
gram, a student shall:
(1) Maintain a cumulative 2.8 grade
point average on a 4.0 scale. The student
shall complete consecutive spring and fall
terms in order to remain eligible for con-
tinuation of the scholarship program from
term to term;
(2) Make satisfactory academic
progress towards a degree by earning
thirty credit hours per year;
(3) Attend and graduate from a par-
ticipating South Dakota postsecondary in-
stitution with an elementary or secondary
education degree which qualifies the stu-
dent to teach in a critical teaching needs
area in South Dakota; and
(4) Upon graduation, stay in South
Dakota and teach in a critical teaching
needs area for five years.
If factors beyond the control of a stu-
dent who has been awarded a critical
teaching needs scholarship prevent the
student from meeting any of the require-
ments in subdivisions (1) to (3), the Criti-
cal Teaching Needs Scholarship Board
may temporarily waive the requirements
of those subdivisions. The board may re-
scind a scholarship award if the student
does not maintain eligibility as prescribed
in those subdivisions.
Failure to fulfill the requirements of
subdivision (4) shall result in the critical
teaching needs scholarship being con-
verted into an interest bearing loan. The
board shall set the rate of interest, as al-
lowed by law. The five years of employ-
ment referenced in subdivision (4) shall
be fulfilled consecutively unless the board
waives this requirement for good cause,
and the five years of employment may be
fulfilled at more than one school district in
South Dakota.
Section 9. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
The Department of Education may re-
ceive gifts, donations, grants, or endow-
ments for the purposes of sections 1 to 8,
inclusive, of this Act.
Section 10. The Board of Education
may promulgate rules pursuant to chapter
1-26 to define areas of critical teaching
need for the purposes of sections 1 to 8,
inclusive, of this Act, to establish applica-
tion requirements for the critical teaching
needs scholarship, and to further accom-
plish the purposes of sections 1 to 8, in-
clusive, of this Act.
Section 11. Beginning in the 2014-
2015 school year, there is hereby created
the math and science teacher incentive
program within the Department of Educa-
tion to provide funds to public school dis-
tricts for the purpose of providing rewards
to attract certified teachers who teach in
math and science subject areas in middle
school and high school or who are certi-
fied with a math or science specialist en-
dorsement which they are utilizing for any
grade, kindergarten through twelve. By
January 31, 2014, the South Dakota
Board of Education shall promulgate
rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 establish-
ing which courses qualify as math and
science courses for purposes of the pro-
gram. For purposes of this Act, math and
science courses are those courses estab-
lished by the Board of Education pursuant
to this section. For purposes of this Act,
middle school is a school consisting of
any combination of two or more consec-
utive grades, five to eight, inclusive, and
high school is a school consisting of any
combination of three or more consecutive
grades, including ninth grade to twelfth
grade, inclusive.
Section 12. Participation in the math
and science teacher incentive program is
voluntary for teachers, and incentive re-
wards are to supplement but not replace
what a teacher receives under a contract
between the teacher and the school dis-
trict or a collective bargaining agreement
between a district and the district's teach-
ers. No collective bargaining agreement
between a district and the district's teach-
ers may limit the ability of a teacher to
qualify for or receive an incentive reward.
Nothing in sections 11 to 16, inclusive, of
this Act is intended to create a contractual
right or property right in the math and sci-
ence teacher incentive program.
Section 13. The Department of Educa-
tion shall provide application forms for
teachers wishing to participate in the
math and science teacher incentive pro-
gram. A teacher wishing to participate in
the program shall complete and sign the
form and provide the form to the business
office of the school district by the close of
business on October first to be eligible for
the program for that school year. A
teacher wishing to participate shall submit
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a new application for each school
year.Completed applications are a public
record pursuant to chapter 1-27, but per-
sonal information in the applications may
be redacted as allowed by that chapter.
Section 14. To be eligible for the math
and science teacher incentive program, a
teacher shall fulfill the following require-
ments:
(1) Comply with section 13 of this Act;
(2) Receive a distinguished rating or
proficient rating, as referenced in section
38 of this Act, on the teacher's most re-
cent evaluation;
(3) Teach math or science courses in
middle school or high school for at least
fifty percent of a full-time equivalent posi-
tion's assignments submitted in the an-
nual teacher data collection pursuant to
§ 13-3-51, and any rules promulgated
pursuant thereto, and be currently certi-
fied with a middle school or high school
endorsement to teach each course, or uti-
lize a math or science specialist endorse-
ment for any grade, kindergarten through
twelve; and
(4) Be in full-time status for the entire
school year.
Nothing in subdivision (3) shall entitle
any teacher to receive more than the
amount stipulated in section 16 of this
Act.
Section 15. By September first of each
year, the school board of each district
shall submit to the Department of Educa-
tion a copy of the application of each
teacher eligible for the math and science
teacher incentive program for the previ-
ous school year pursuant to the require-
ments of this Act. The Department of Ed-
ucation may require additional informa-
tion from the district as necessary to ver-
ify each teacher's eligibility for the reward.
The department may refuse to issue a re-
ward for any teacher for whom the infor-
mation required by this section is not pro-
vided by the deadline.
Section 16. The amount of the reward
under the math and science teacher in-
centive program is two thousand eight
hundred fifty dollars per eligible teacher
to be distributed as described in this sec-
tion. No later than October first of each
year, at the same time that foundation
program state aid is distributed to school
districts pursuant to §§ 13-13-10.1 to 13-
13-41, inclusive, the secretary of the De-
partment of Education shall distribute
funds for the math and science teacher
incentive program for teachers that qual-
ify pursuant to this Act. These funds shall
be distributed in lump sum payments.
Subject to the requirements of this Act,
the department shall pay to the school
district two thousand eight hundred fifty
dollars per eligible teacher in that district.
Within thirty days of receipt from the de-
partment, the school district shall distrib-
ute the funds as follows:
(1) Two thousand five hundred dol-
lars shall be paid to each eligible teacher
in the district; and
(2) Three hundred fifty dollars may
be retained by the district to pay the dis-
trict's share of applicable federal taxes,
the district's share of contribution to the
South Dakota Retirement System, and
administrative costs.
Section 17. Beginning in the 2014-
2015 school year, there is hereby created
the top teachers reward program within
the Department of Education to provide
funds to public school districts for the pur-
pose of providing top teacher rewards for
certified teachers.
Section 18. Participation in the top
teachers reward program is voluntary for
teachers, and such rewards shall supple-
ment but not replace what a teacher re-
ceives under a contract between the
teacher and the school district or a collec-
tive bargaining agreement between a dis-
trict and the district's teachers. No collec-
tive bargaining agreement between a dis-
trict and the district's teachers may limit
the ability of a teacher to qualify for or re-
ceive a top teacher reward. Nothing in
sections 17 to 25, inclusive, of this Act is
intended to create a contractual right or
property right in the top teachers reward
program.
Section 19. In each school year, up to
twenty percent of each school district's
full-time equivalent certified teaching po-
sitions, as measured by the district's an-
nual teacher data collection pursuant to
§ 13-3-51 and any rules promulgated pur-
suant to that section, shall be eligible to
receive a top teacher reward, subject to
the requirements of this Act. The Depart-
ment of Education shall multiply the num-
ber of full-time equivalent certified teach-
ing positions in the district by twenty per-
cent. If this calculation results in a frac-
tion, the maximum number of eligible po-
sitions may not exceed the next lowest
whole number. If there are fewer than five
full-time equivalent certified teaching po-
sitions in a school district, the maximum
number of eligible positions shall be one.
Section 20. No later than May first of
each year, at the same time that founda-
tion program state aid is distributed to a
school district pursuant to §§ 13-13-10.1
to 13-13-41, inclusive, the secretary of
the Department of Education shall inform
each school district of the number of eli-
gible positions in that district for the cur-
rent school year, based on the calculation
in section 19 of this Act, and distribute to
each school district five thousand seven
hundred dollars per eligible position.
These funds shall be distributed in lump
sum payments. The school district shall
retain these funds until distribution pur-
suant to section 21 of this Act.
Section 21. No later than September
first of each year, the school district shall
distribute the funds received pursuant to
section 20 of this Act as follows:
(1) Five thousand dollars shall be
paid to each teacher selected for a top
teacher reward pursuant to section 24 of
this Act for the previous school year; and
(2) Seven hundred dollars may be re-
tained by the district to pay the district's
share of applicable federal taxes, the dis-
trict's share of contribution to the South
Dakota Retirement System, and adminis-
trative costs.
Any funds received pursuant to section
20 of this Act which are not distributed ac-
cording to this section shall be returned
to the Department of Education within
thirty days.
Section 22. The Department of Educa-
tion shall provide application forms for
teachers wishing to participate in the top
teachers reward program. A teacher wish-
ing to participate in the program shall
complete and sign the form and provide
the form to the business office of the
school district by the close of business on
October first to be eligible for the program
for that school year. A teacher wishing to
participate shall submit a new application
for each school year. Completed applica-
tions are a public record pursuant to
chapter 1-27, but personal information in
the applications may be redacted pur-
suant to that chapter.
Section 23. A participating teacher
shall be full-time and receive a distin-
guished rating, as referenced in section
38 of this Act, on the teacher's most re-
cent evaluation to be eligible for a top
teacher reward. In addition, a distin-
guished teacher's selection for the reward
may be based on consideration of the fol-
lowing factors as determined by the
school board:
(1) Mentoring of less experienced
teachers;
(2) Curriculum development;
(3) Assessment development;
(4) Data analysis;
(5) Service to the local district, state,
or national committees or task forces;
(6) Leadership in a professional
learning community;
(7) National board certification;
(8) Other leadership activities or
recognitions; and
(9) Other additional criteria as deter-
mined by the school board.
Section 24. No later than August first of
each year, the school board of each
school district shall determine which par-
ticipating teachers, if any, are selected to
receive top teacher rewards for the previ-
ous school year according to the criteria
in section 23 of this Act. The number of
teachers selected may not exceed the
number of eligible positions referenced in
sections 19 and 20 of this Act.
Section 25. Department of Education
may require each school district to pro-
vide any information necessary to verify
the district's compliance with sections 20
to 24, inclusive, of this Act. Upon a finding
of noncompliance, the department may
require the district to return any funds dis-
tributed contrary to the requirements of
this Act.
Section 26. Notwithstanding any other
provisions of this Act, public school dis-
tricts may opt out of the top teacher re-
ward program by providing written notice
to the Department of Education. The no-
tice shall be approved by a majority of the
school board and signed by the school
board president. The department shall
provide forms for this purpose. Beginning
in 2014, the notice shall be postmarked
no earlier than January first, and no later
than January thirty-first, of each year in
order to be effective for the next school
year. The district shall provide a separate
form for each school year for which the
district desires to opt out. If a school dis-
trict fails to follow the requirements of this
section, the attempt to opt out is void, and
the district shall comply with the require-
ments of the top teacher reward program.
If a district opts out pursuant to this
section, the teachers employed in the dis-
trict are not eligible to participate in the
top teacher reward program. The district
shall provide written notice to each certi-
fied teacher of the teacher's ineligibility for
the program before executing a teaching
contract with the teacher for the school
year for which the opt out is effective.
School districts may not opt out of the
math and science teacher incentive pro-
gram established pursuant to this Act.
Section 27. If a school district opts out
pursuant to section 26 of this Act, all
funds which the district would have been
eligible to receive for the top teacher pro-
gram pursuant to this Act shall be redis-
tributed as follows:
(1) To obtain the redistribution
amount, the Department of Education
shall calculate the number of positions
that would have been eligible for the top
teacher reward program in each opt out
district pursuant to section 19 of this Act,
and multiply that calculation by five thou-
sand seven hundred dollars;
(2) No later than May first of each
year, at the same time that foundation
program state aid is distributed to a
school district pursuant to §§ 13-13-10.1
to 13-13-41, inclusive, the department
shall allocate the redistribution amount,
on a pro rata basis, to each public school
district that did not opt out of the top
teacher reward program or is participating
in a local teacher reward program pur-
suant to sections 28 to 35, inclusive, of
this Act. Each district's pro rata share of
the redistribution amount shall be based
on the number of full-time equivalent cer-
tified teacher positions in the district, as
measured by the district's annual teacher
data collection pursuant to § 13-3-51 and
any rules promulgated pursuant to that
section; and
(3) No later than September first of
each year, the redistribution amount re-
ceived by each district pursuant to subdi-
vision (2) shall be distributed equally
among all teachers receiving top teacher
rewards in the district pursuant to sec-
tions 17 to 25, inclusive, of this Act, or
among all teachers receiving local
teacher rewards pursuant to sections 28
to 35, inclusive, of this Act, but each dis-
trict may withhold an amount necessary
to pay the district's share of applicable
federal taxes, the district's share of con-
tributions to the South Dakota Retirement
System, and administrative costs. Any
funds not distributed according to this
subdivision shall be returned to the De-
partment of Education within thirty days.
Section 28. Notwithstanding any other
provision of this Act, a public school dis-
trict may create a local teacher reward
plan to act as a substitute for the top
teacher reward program beginning in the
2014-2015 school year. If the local
teacher reward plan is developed in com-
pliance with sections 28 to 35, inclusive,
of this Act, the district may utilize the local
teacher reward plan to provide the district
with the flexibility to use the funds that
would otherwise be provided to the dis-
trict through the top teachers reward pro-
gram.
Participation in the local teacher re-
ward plan is voluntary. Rewards shall
supplement but not replace what a
teacher receives under a contract be-
tween the teacher and the school district
or a collective bargaining agreement be-
tween a district and the district's teachers.
No collective bargaining agreement be-
tween a district and the district's teachers
may limit the ability of a teacher to qualify
for or receive a local teacher reward.
Nothing in sections 28 to 35, inclusive, of
this Act, is intended to create a contrac-
tual right or property right in local teacher
rewards.
Teachers in the district may not partic-
ipate in the top teacher reward program
for any school year for which the district
has adopted a local teacher reward plan.
The district shall provide written notice to
each certified teacher of the teacher's in-
eligibility for the top teacher reward pro-
gram and provide a copy of the district's
local teacher reward plan to each certified
teacher before executing a teaching con-
tract with the teacher for the school year
for which the local teacher reward plan is
effective.
Section 29. The local teacher reward
plan shall reward certified teachers in the
district based upon one or more of the fol-
lowing criteria:
(1) Demonstrating an impact on stu-
dent achievement;
(2) Demonstrating teacher leader-
ship; or
(3) Market based needs of the school
district based upon critical teaching area
needs of the school district.
Section 30. There is hereby estab-
lished the Local Teacher Reward Plan Ad-
visory Council. The council shall provide
input in developing one or more model
local teacher reward plan applications
based upon the criteria in section 29 of
this Act. The work group shall be ap-
pointed by the secretary of education and
consist of the following members:
(1) A combination of six principals
and superintendents: two from an ele-
mentary school, two from a middle
school, and two from a high school;
(2) Six teachers: two from an elemen-
tary school, two from a middle school,
and two from a high school; and
(3) Three school board members:
one from a small school district, one from
a medium-sized school district, and one
from a large school district.
Section 31. The Board of Education
shall promulgate rules, pursuant to chap-
ter 1-26, establishing the application form
for the local teacher reward plan, further
guidelines for district applications based
on the criteria in section 29 of this Act, a
system to monitor whether each partici-
pating school district is complying with the
local teacher reward plan, and penalties
for noncompliance.
Section 32. There is hereby estab-
lished the Local Teacher Reward Plan
Oversight Board. The board shall consist
of the following members:
(1) One member of the Senate ap-
pointed by the president pro tempore of
the Senate;
(2) One member of the House of
Representatives appointed by the
speaker of the House of Representatives;
(3) Two representatives of the busi-
ness community appointed by the Gover-
nor;
(4) One representative of an educa-
tional association appointed by the Gov-
ernor;
(5) One current or former teacher ap-
pointed by the Governor; and
(6) The secretary of the Department
of Education.
Section 33. A school district shall sub-
mit the local teacher reward plan applica-
tion to the Department of Education no
later than January thirty-first of each year,
beginning in 2014, to be eligible to apply
the local teacher reward plan to the up-
coming school year.
By March fifteenth of each year, the
Local Teacher Reward Plan Oversight
Board shall review all applications to de-
termine compliance with this Act, and any
rules promulgated thereto. The board
may request additional information from
the district as part of the review of the ap-
plication. By April first of each year, the
board shall inform each district whether
the district's local teacher reward plan has
been approved for the upcoming school
year. If the application is denied, the dis-
trict may adopt a model plan established
pursuant to section 30 of this Act or opt
out pursuant to sections 26 and 27 of this
Act.
Section 34. If a district's local teacher
reward plan is approved, the Department
of Education shall calculate the number
of positions in the district that would have
been eligible for the top teacher reward
program pursuant to section 19 of this Act
and multiply that calculation by five thou-
sand seven hundred dollars. No later than
May first of each year, at the same time
that foundation program state aid is dis-
tributed to the district pursuant to §§ 13-
13-10.1 to 13-13-41, inclusive, the secre-
tary of the Department of Education shall
distribute this amount to the district in a
lump sum payment.
Section 35. No later than September
first of each year, the district shall distrib-
ute the funds received pursuant to section
34 of this Act to each certified teacher se-
lected for a reward under the local
teacher reward program for the previous
school year, but the district may withhold
an amount necessary to pay the district's
share of applicable federal taxes, the dis-
trict's share of contributions to the South
Dakota Retirement System, and adminis-
trative costs. Any funds not distributed ac-
cording to this section shall be returned
to the Department of Education within
thirty days.
Section 36. A teacher may apply for
both the math and science teacher incen-
tive program and the top teachers reward
program established pursuant to this Act
or both the math and science teacher in-
centive program and the local teacher re-
ward plan established pursuant to this
Act.
Section 37. That § 13-42-34 be
amended to read as follows:
13-42-34. Any public school district
seeking state accreditation shall evaluate
the performance of each certified teacher
in years one through to three, inclusive,
not less than annually, and each certified
teacher in the fourth contract year or be-
yond, not less than every other year.
Each For the 2012-2013 school year
and the 2013-2014 school year, each
school district shall may adopt proce-
dures for evaluating the performance of
certified teachers employed by the school
district that:
(1) Are based on the minimum pro-
fessional performance standards estab-
lished by the Board of Education pursuant
to § 13-42-33;
(2) Require multiple measures;
(3) Serve as the basis for programs
to increase professional growth and de-
velopment of certified teachers; and
(4) Include a plan of assistance for
any certified teacher, who is in the fourth
or subsequent year of teaching, and
whose performance does not meet the
school district's performance standards.
Section 38. That § 13-42-34 be
amended to read as follows:
13-42-34. Any public school district
seeking state accreditation shall evaluate
the performance of each certified teacher
in years one through three not less than
annually, and each certified teacher in the
fourth contract year or beyond, not less
than every other year. Beginning in the
2014-2015 school year, each certified
teacher shall be evaluated on an annual
basis.
Each school district shall adopt the
model evaluation instrument required by
section 40 of this Act and procedures for
evaluating the performance of certified
teachers employed by the school district
that:
(1) Are based on the minimum pro-
fessional performance standards estab-
lished by the Board of Education pursuant
to § 13-42-33;
(2) Require multiple measures of per-
formance as follows:
(a) Fifty percent of the evaluation of
a teacher shall be based on quantitative
measures of student growth, based on a
single year or multiple years of data. This
quantitative data shall be based on re-
ports of student performance on state val-
idated assessments established pursuant
to § 13-3-55. For those teachers in
grades and subjects for which there is no
state-validated assessment for the quan-
titative portion of the evaluation, teachers
shall demonstrate success in improving
student achievement using objective
measures, which can include portfolio as-
sessments, end-of-course exams, or
other district approved assessments
which demonstrate student growth; and
(b) Fifty percent of the evaluation of
a teacher shall be based on qualitative,
observable, evidence-based characteris-
tics of good teaching and classroom prac-
tices as further defined in the model eval-
uation instrument referenced in section
40 of this Act. Districts may collect addi-
tional evidence using any of the following
if not required by the model evaluation in-
strument:
(i) Classroom drop-ins;
(ii) Parent surveys;
(iii) Student surveys;
(iv) Portfolios; or
(v) Peer review;
(3) Serve as the basis for programs
to increase professional growth and de-
velopment of certified teachers; and
(4) Include a plan of assistance for
any certified teacher, who is in the fourth
or subsequent year of teaching, and
whose performance does not meet the
school district's performance standards;
and
(5) Are based on the following four-
tier rating system:
(a) Distinguished;
(b) Proficient;
(c) Basic; and
(d) Unsatisfactory.
Section 39. The provisions of section
38 of this Act are effective July 1, 2014.
Section 40. That § 13-42-35 be
amended to read as follows:
13-42-35. A work group appointed by
the secretary of education shall provide
input in developing the standards for
defining the four-tier rating system re-
quired by section 38 of this Act and shall
develop in developing a model evaluation
instrument that may shall be used by
school districts for the 2014-2015 school
year and subsequent school years. The
work group shall consist of the following
members:
(1) Six teachers: two from an elemen-
tary school, two from a middle school,
and two from a high school;
(2) Three principals: one from an el-
ementary school, one from a middle
school, and one from a high school;
(3) Two superintendents;
(4) Two school board members;
(5) Four parents who have students
in various levels of the K-12 system:
(6) One representative of the South
Dakota Education Association;
(7) One representative of the School
Administrators of South Dakota; and
(8) One representative of the Associ-
ated School Boards of South Dakota.
Section 41. That chapter 13-42 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
Pursuant to chapter 1-26, the South
Dakota Board of Education shall promul-
gate rules establishing standards for
defining the four-tier rating system re-
quired by section 38 of this Act and adopt-
ing the model evaluation instrument ref-
erenced in section 40 of this Act.
Section 42. That chapter 3-18 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
Beginning with the 2014-2015 school
year, the procedures for evaluation and
the model evaluation instrument refer-
enced in sections 38 to 41, inclusive, of
this Act may not be the subject of any col-
lective bargaining agreement between a
district and the district's teachers.
Section 43. The Board of Education
shall promulgate rules pursuant to chap-
ter 1-26 to establish minimum profes-
sional performance standards for certified
principals in South Dakota public schools,
and to establish best practices for the
evaluation of the performance of certified
principals that shall be used by individual
school districts. The South Dakota Board
of Education shall promulgate rules pur-
suant to chapter 1-26 establishing stan-
dards for defining the four-tier rating sys-
tem required by section 44 of this Act and
adopting the model evaluation instrument
referenced in section 45 of this Act.
Section 44. Beginning in the 2014-
2015 school year, any public school dis-
trict seeking state accreditation shall eval-
uate the performance of each certified
principal not less than every other year.
Each school district shall adopt the
model evaluation instrument required by
section 45 of this Act and procedures for
evaluating the performance of certified
principals employed by the school district
that:
(1) Are based on the minimum pro-
fessional performance standards estab-
lished by the Board of Education pursuant
to section 43 of this Act;
(2) Require multiple measures of per-
formance;
(3) Serve as the basis for programs
to increase professional growth and de-
velopment of certified principals;
(4) Include a plan of assistance for
any certified principal whose performance
does not meet the school district's per-
formance standards; and
(5) Are based on the following four-
tier rating system:
(a) Distinguished;
(b) Proficient;
(c) Basic; and
(d) Unsatisfactory.
Section 45. A work group appointed by
the secretary of education shall provide
input in developing the standards refer-
enced in section 43 of this Act, the four-
tier rating system required by section 44
of this Act, and in developing a model in-
strument for principal evaluation that shall
be used by school districts for the 2014-
2015 school year and each school year
thereafter. The work group shall consist
of the following members:
(1) Six principals: two from an ele-
mentary school, two from a middle
school, and two from a high school;
(2) Three teachers: one from an ele-
mentary school, one from a middle
school, and one from a high school;
(3) Two superintendents;
(4) Two school board members;
(5) Four parents who have students
in various levels of the K-12 system;
(6) One representative of the South
Dakota Education Association;
(7) One representative of the School
Administrators of South Dakota; and
(8) One representative of the Associ-
ated School Boards of South Dakota.
Section 46. All persons conducting
teacher or principal evaluations required
by sections 38 to 45, inclusive, of this Act
shall participate in training conducted by
the Department of Education before con-
ducting the evaluations.
Section 47. That chapter 13-43 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW SEC-
TION to read as follows:
For purposes of this chapter, the term,
tenured teacher, means a teacher who is
in or beyond the fourth consecutive term
of employment as a teacher with the
school district prior to July 1, 2016. If,
prior to July 1, 2016, the school district
and the teacher have entered into a con-
tract pursuant to §§ 13-43-4 and 13-43-5
for the teacher's fourth consecutive term
of employment with the district or a sub-
sequent consecutive term of employment
with the district, then that teacher is a
tenured teacher for purposes of this chap-
ter. The term, nontenured teacher, means
a teacher who is not yet in or beyond the
fourth consecutive term of employment
as a teacher with the school district prior
to July 1, 2016. Any teacher who is not in
or beyond the fourth consecutive term of
employment with the school district prior
to July 1, 2016, need not acquire contin-
uing contract status under this chapter.
Nothing in this section or section 53 of
this Act prohibits a school district from
choosing to provide continuing contract to
a nontenured teacher beyond what is pro-
vided for in this chapter.
Section 48. That § 13-43-6 be
amended to read as follows:
13-43-6. The contract shall specify the
date at or about which the school shall
begin, the term of employment, the
wages per month, and the time of pay-
ment thereof; such of wages. The con-
tract shall be signed in duplicate and one
copy filed in the office of the business
manager and the other retained by the
teacher. Such The contract may be is-
sued covering any period of years, not to
exceed three employment up to one year,
over which a teacher holds a certificate
which will shall remain valid without re-
newal.
Section 49. That § 13-43-6.1 be
amended to read as follows:
13-43-6.1. A tenured or nontenured
teacher may be terminated, by the school
board, at any time for just cause, includ-
ing breach of contract, poor performance,
incompetency, gross immorality, unpro-
fessional conduct, insubordination, neg-
lect of duty, or the violation of any policy
or regulation of the school district. A
school district may nonrenew a teacher
who is in or beyond the fourth consecu-
tive term of employment as a teacher with
the school district pursuant to § 13-43-6.3
for just cause, including breach of con-
tract, poor performance, incompetency,
gross immorality, unprofessional conduct,
insubordination, neglect of duty, or the vi-
olation of any policy or regulation of the
school district.
Section 50. That § 13-43-6.2 be
amended to read as follows:
13-43-6.2. If nonrenewal of a tenured
teacher is contemplated under § 13-43-
6.1 § 13-43-6.3, the superintendent or
chief executive officer shall give written
notice of an intention to recommend non-
renewal to the teacher and the school
board; a written statement of the reasons
for the recommendation; access to the
employment records of the teacher; the
opportunity to the teacher for a hearing
before the school board to present rea-
sons in person or in writing why the non-
renewal should not occur; and the oppor-
tunity to be represented. The teacher
shall request the hearing as provided in
§ 13-43-6.9. The school board shall con-
duct the hearing not sooner than fourteen
days, nor later than forty-five days, after
receipt of the teacher's request for hear-
ing. The parties may waive the time limi-
tations provided for in this section.
Section 51. That § 13-43-6.3 be
amended to read as follows:
13-43-6.3. Until a teacher is in or be-
yond the fourth consecutive term of em-
ployment as a teacher with the school dis-
trict, a A school board may or may not
renew the teacher's contract of a non-
tenured teacher. The superintendent or
chief executive officer shall give written
notice of nonrenewal by April fifteenth but
is not required to give further process or
a reason for nonrenewal.
After a teacher is in or beyond the
fourth consecutive term of employment
as a teacher with the school district,
§§ 13-43-6.1 and 13-43-6.2 apply to any
nonrenewal of the teacher's contract. A
school board may refuse to renew the
teacher's contract of a tenured teacher for
just cause, including breach of contract,
poor performance, a rating of unsatisfac-
tory on two consecutive evaluations pur-
suant to section 38 of this Act, incompe-
tency, gross immorality, unprofessional
conduct, insubordination, neglect of duty,
or the violation of any policy or regulation
of the school district. On or before April fif-
teenth, the superintendent or chief exec-
utive officer shall notify the tenured
teacher and the school board in writing of
the recommendation to not renew the
teacher's contract.
Acceptance by the a tenured or non-
tenured teacher of an offer from the dis-
trict to enter into a new contract with the
teacher shall be in the manner specified
in the offer. Failure of the teacher to ac-
cept the offer in the manner specified
constitutes the termination of the existing
contract between the teacher and the dis-
trict at the end of its term.
Section 52. That § 13-43-6.4 be
amended to read as follows:
13-43-6.4. Notwithstanding §§ 13-43-
6.1 to §§ 13-43-6.2 and 13-43-6.3, inclu-
sive, if a teacher's contract is not renewed
due to a reduction in staff, only written no-
tice is required, which shall be provided
by the school board to the teacher by
April fifteenth.
Section 53. That § 13-43-6.6 be
amended to read as follows:
13-43-6.6. Although a collective bar-
gaining agreement between a district and
its teachers may set forth specific addi-
tional grounds for termination or set forth
provisions as to the procedure or notice,
no agreement may limit the district's right
to terminate or refuse to renew the con-
tract of a tenured or nontenured teacher
for the grounds set forth in §§ 13-43-6.1
to 13-43-6.3, inclusive. No agreement
may limit the protection afforded to a
teacher under § 13-43-6.5.
Section 54. For purposes of this Act,
the term, school year, means the regular
school term as referenced in § 13-26-2.
Section 55. That § 13-3-73 be re-
pealed.
13-3-73. There is hereby created the
teacher compensation assistance pro-
gram within the Department of Education
to provide funds to school districts for the
purpose of assisting school districts with
teacher compensation. School districts
are eligible to receive funds from the
teacher compensation assistance pro-
gram based on their fall enrollment num-
bers. The department shall provide four-
fifths of the funds for the teacher compen-
sation assistance program to each partic-
ipating school district. The Board of Edu-
cation shall promulgate rules, pursuant to
chapter 1-26, to create an oversight
board appointed by the secretary of edu-
cation for approval of applications as well
as guidelines for district applications
based on district instructional goals, mar-
ket compensation or other specific district
requirements as approved by the depart-
ment. Participation in the program is dis-
cretionary. District applications shall be
approved by the local board of education.
The applications shall be reviewed by the
teacher compensation assistance pro-
gram oversight board and shall be recom-
mended to the Board of Education for
final approval.
The Legislature shall review the
teacher compensation assistance pro-
gram in 2012 to determine its effective-
ness and to determine whether to con-
tinue the program.
Section 56. That § 13-3-74 be re-
pealed.
13-3-74. The Teacher Compensation
Assistance Program Oversight Board
shall annually monitor the progress of
participating school districts with their
teacher compensation assistance plans,
and submit its findings to the Board of Ed-
ucation.
Section 57. That § 13-3-74.1 be re-
pealed.
13-3-74.1. There is hereby established
the Teacher Compensation Assistance
Program Advisory Council. The council
shall be under the supervision of the De-
partment of Education. The speaker of
the House of Representative shall ap-
point three members of the House of
Representatives to the council, including
at least one member from each political
party, and the president pro tempore of
the Senate shall appoint three members
of the Senate to the council, including at
least one member from each political
party. The Governor shall appoint the re-
maining members of the council, includ-
ing at least one teacher, one school ad-
ministrator, and one representative of a
statewide education organization.
Section 58. That § 13-3-74.2 be re-
pealed.
13-3-74.2. The council shall examine
how teacher quality and teacher salaries
in the state can be enhanced, and how
the funds appropriated in fiscal year 2010
and in subsequent fiscal years by the
state for the teacher compensation assis-
tance program established in § 13-3-73
can best be utilized to assist in that effort.
The council shall consider a variety of is-
sues surrounding teachers including mar-
ket compensation, a tiered licensure sys-
tem, a system for evaluating teachers,
mentoring and induction programs for
teachers, and continuing contracts for
teachers.
Section 59. That § 13-3-74.3 be re-
pealed.
13-3-74.3. The council shall complete
its work and the secretary of education
shall provide its recommendations to the
Governor and to the Executive Board of
the Legislative Research Council no later
than November 15, 2008.
Section 60. That § 13-3-75 be re-
pealed.
13-3-75. The South Dakota Board of
Education shall promulgate rules pur-
suant to chapter 1-26 establishing the ap-
plication process; application timelines;
the guidelines for district applications
based on school district instructional
goals or market compensation; and a sys-
tem to monitor the progress of participat-
ing school districts with their compensa-
tion assistance plans and to ensure that
each participating school district is com-
plying with the plan as submitted to the
board.
Section 61. That § 13-3-83.1 be re-
pealed.
13-3-83.1. Once all the school districts
with approved applications have received
their funding pursuant to § 13-3-73, the
Department of Education may set aside
from any funds remaining, a sum not to
exceed one hundred thousand dollars
from the teacher compensation assis-
tance program appropriation for the pur-
pose of providing grants to educational
cooperatives and multi-district centers
that employ teachers for public schools.
The South Dakota Board of Education
may promulgate rules, pursuant to chap-
ter 1-26, to establish the granting
process.
Section 62. The following groups shall,
no later than January 15, 2013, provide a
progress report to the Legislature outlin-
ing the work accomplished:
(1) The Critical Teaching Needs
Scholarship Board, established in section
2 of this Act;
(2) The Local Teacher Reward Plan
Advisory Council established in section
30 of this Act;
(3) The Local Teacher Reward Plan
Oversight Board established in section 32
of this Act;
(4) The teacher evaluation work
group appointed pursuant to section 40 of
this Act; and
(5) The principal evaluation work
group appointed pursuant to section 45 of
this Act.
Section 63. Sections 47 to 53, inclu-
sive, of this Act are effective on July 1,
2016.
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l Section 64. There is hereby establ-
ished the South Dakota Education Re-
form Advisory Council. The council shall
advise upon the implementation of this
Act, and shall examine further education
reform issues including:
(1) The advantages and disadvan-
tages of initiatives designed to provide for
increased compensation for teachers;
(2) Future teaching areas of critical
need, and solutions to recruit, retain, and
train teachers in these critical need areas;
and
(3) Other ideas to improve student
achievement.
The council shall report its initial find-
ings to the Legislature and the Governor
no later than December 1, 2012.
Section 65. The South Dakota Educa-
tion Reform Advisory Council established
in section 64 of this Act shall consist of the
following members:
(1) Three members of the Senate, in-
cluding at least one member of each po-
litical party, appointed by the president
pro tempore of the Senate;
(2) Three members of the House of
Representatives, including a member of
each political party, appointed by the
speaker of the House;
(3) The secretary of the Department
of Education, who will serve as chair;
(4) Three superintendents, jointly ap-
pointed by the president pro tempore of
the Senate and the speaker of the House;
(5) Three principals, one each from
an elementary school, a middle school,
and a high school, jointly appointed by the
president pro tempore of the Senate and
the speaker of the House;
(6) Five teachers, jointly appointed by
the president pro tempore of the Senate
and the speaker of the House;
(7) Three school board members,
jointly appointed by the president pro
tempore of the Senate and the speaker of
the House;
(8) One member of the Board of Re-
gents, selected by the board;
(9) One representative of the post-
secondary technical institutes, selected
by the presidents of the respective insti-
tutions;
(10) One representative selected by
the School Administrators of South
Dakota;
(11) One representative selected by
the South Dakota Education Association;
and
(12) One representative selected by
the Associated School Boards of South
Dakota.
Published October 18, 2012, at the total
approximate cost of $760.63.
PENNINGTON
COUNTY BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS
MINUTES
OCTOBER 2, 2012
A meeting of the Pennington County
Board of Commissioners was held on
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, in the Com-
missioners' meeting room of the Penning-
ton County Courthouse. Chairperson
Lyndell Petersen called the meeting to
order at 9:00 a.m. with the following Com-
missioners present: Ron Buskerud, Ken
Davis, Don Holloway and Nancy Traut-
man.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
MOVED by Trautman and seconded
by Holloway to approve the agenda as
presented. Vote: Unanimous.
CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
The following items have been placed
on the Consent Agenda for action to be
taken by a single vote of the Board of
Commissioners. Any item may be re-
moved from the Consent Agenda for sep-
arate consideration.
MOVED by Davis and seconded by
Buskerud to approve the Consent
Agenda Items 5 - 10 as presented. Vote:
Unanimous.
5. Approve the minutes of the Septem-
ber 21, 2012, Board of Commissioners’
meeting.
6. Approve the vouchers listed at the
end of the minutes for expenditures for in-
surance, professional services, publica-
tions, rentals, supplies, repairs, mainte-
nance, travel, conference fees, utilities,
furniture and equipment totaling
$195,518.80.
7. Approve and authorize the Chair-
person’s signature on the following Res-
olution.
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the Board of
Trustees of the Ranch at Black
Gap Road District have re-
quested the Pennington
County Board of Commission-
ers to establish a speed zone
for the streets and roads in the
Ranch at Black Gap Road Dis-
trict for the safety of the resi-
dents and the traveling public;
and
WHEREAS, the Board of
Commissioners has the au-
thority to establish such speed
zones on streets and highways
upon request of any other local
authority, including any road
district, having charge of the
maintenance of the streets and
roads pursuant to SDCL 32-25-
9.1 and SDCL 7-18A-2; and
WHEREAS, the Board of
Commissioners of Pennington
County has considered the re-
quest of the Ranch at Black
Gap Road District described as
the Ranch at Black Gap and
Tract A Revised of Black Gap
Subdivision, located in Section
9, Township 1 South, Range 8
East, Black Hills Meridian, in
Pennington County, South
Dakota, and finding good
cause to grant that request;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED that the speed
zone on all roads within the ju-
risdiction of the Ranch at Black
Gap Road District, including
Black Gap Road, Ambush
Ranch Road, Black Saddle
Road and Wildhorse Drive,
shall be and is hereby estab-
lished at twenty-five (25) miles
per hour.
Dated this 2nd day of Octo-
ber 2012.
/s/ Lyndell Petersen,
Chairperson
Pennington County Board
of Commissioners
ATTEST:
/s/ Julie A. Pearson,
Auditor
8. Approve the Users Agreement be-
tween Pennington County and the South
Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation
in order to conduct background checks.
9. Declare five county-owned vehicles
as surplus property to be used as trade-
ins for the Sheriff’s Office’s 2012 planned
vehicle replacement and authorize the
Sheriff’s Office to advertise for bids to pur-
chase four (4) used, 2011 or newer pas-
senger cars and two (2) used, 2011 or
newer passenger mini vans. Surplus Ve-
hicles: 2001 Chrysler Mini Van, VIN
2C8GP44G31R139764, Capital Asset
Number 5449; 2002 Ford Taurus, VIN
1FAFP53U72G102204, Capital Asset
Number 5409; 2005 Chevrolet Impala,
VIN 2G1WF52E159307343, Capital
Asset Number 5542; 2006 Dodge Cara-
van, 1D4GP24E06B67322, Capital Asset
Number 5663; 2008 Ford Crown Vic, VIN
2FAFP71V68X151467; Capital Asset
Number 5750.
10. General Fund Search and Rescue
Supplement (SP12-024): Schedule a
hearing at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October
16, 2012, to supplement the 2012 Gen-
eral Fund Search and Rescue budget in
the amount of $64,666.00 from non-bud-
geted revenues received in the current
year.
End of Consent Agenda
11. Pennington County Service
Recognition Awards
The following individuals were recog-
nized for years of service during County
Convention: Michael Dailey, 25 years;
Julie Pearson, 35 years; Kathy Bruckner,
36 years; Frank Dahlberg, 25 years and
Janet Sayler, 25 years.
12. Pennington County Fairgrounds
Update – Ron Jeffries: MOVED by Davis
and seconded by
Trautman to include on the October 16,
2012, agenda, the Fair Board’s request to
place a digital sign or signs on the Camp-
bell Street side of the Fairgrounds. The
motion carried 4-1 with Buskerud voting
no.
ITEMS FROM AUDITOR
A. GENERAL FUND SUPPLEMENT
(SP12-022): MOVED by Holloway and
seconded by Buskerud to supplement the
2012 General Fund John Vucurevich
budget in the amount of $5,000 from non-
budgeted revenues received in the cur-
rent year. Vote: Unanimous.
B. GENERAL FUND SUPPLEMENT
(SP12-023): MOVED by Holloway and
seconded by Davis to supplement the
2012 General Fund Water Protection
budget in the amount of $5,450 from non-
budgeted revenues received in the cur-
rent year. Vote: Unanimous.
C. SURPLUS 40 ACRES PARCEL –
PUBLIC AUCTION AND MINIMUM BID:
MOVED by Trautman and seconded by
Holloway to schedule the auction for Par-
cel ID 57890, described as the NW1/4
NW1/4 of Section 24, T1N, R1E, BHM,
Pennington County, South Dakota, on
November 1, 2012. Vote: Unanimous.
MOVED by Trautman and seconded
by Holloway to authorize extra advertising
expenditures up to $2,300. Vote: Unan-
imous.
MOVED by Trautman and seconded
by Buskerud to conduct the sale of the
property as an absolute auction. Vote:
Unanimous.
ITEMS FROM TREASURER
A. TAX NOTICE MAILING PROCE-
DURES – INFORMATION ITEM
ITEMS FROM EMERGENCY MANAGE-
MENT
A. JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT
FOR THE FORMATION OF THE PEN-
NINGTON COUNTY AREA EMER-
GENCY MANAGEMENT: MOVED by
Holloway and seconded by Trautman to
authorize the Chairperson’s signature on
the amended Joint Powers Agreement for
the Formation of the Pennington County
Area Emergency Management. Vote:
Unanimous.
ITEMS FROM HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
A. GREEN VALLEY ESTATES AP-
PROACHES (Cont. from 9/21/2012):
MOVED by Davis and seconded by
Trautman to direct the Highway Superin-
tendent to inform the contractor working
in the Green Valley Subdivision that Pen-
nington County is not installing culverts at
this time, and further moved to set up a
special meeting with area residents to
discuss drainage issues. Davis and
Trautman agreed to amend the motion to
state that the Highway Superintendent
will notify Green Valley residents and hold
a meeting to discuss drainage issues.
Vote: Unanimous.
B. PRIMARY COUNTY HIGHWAY
SYSTEM: MOVED by Holloway and sec-
onded by Trautman to set a hearing for
9:30 a.m., October 16, 2012, regarding
revisions to the Pennington County High-
way System. Vote: Unanimous.
ROAD GRADING AND DITCH MOWING
– COMMISSIONER DAVIS
LIEN RELEASE REQUEST (LAR)
MOVED by Buskerud and seconded
by Trautman to deny the lien release re-
quest for LAR (Names withheld per SDCL
28-13-4 ) in the amount of $3,000. Vote:
Unanimous.
ITEMS FROM CHAIR
MOVED by Holloway and seconded by
Davis that Chairperson Petersen and
Holli Hennies complete the performance
review for Tiffany Meyer, Pennington
County 4-H Youth Advisor. Vote: Unani-
mous.
Appeal Rearding Property Located On
Lots 22-23 In Block 8 In Silver City As
well As Penalties and Fees Associated
With – Beverly Sears & David Allard:
MOVED by Buskerud to table this item.
The motion died for the lack of the sec-
ond. MOVED by Davis and seconded by
Buskerud to postpone this item until a de-
cision is reached as it is currently being
litigated in the courts. Vote: Unanimous.
MOVED by Davis and seconded by
Buskerud to take a recess. Vote: Unan-
imous. The Board of Commissioners re-
mained in recess from 10:47 a.m. until
10:57 a.m. and reconvened without Com-
missioner Trautman.
PLANNING & ZONING CONSENT
AGENDA
The following items have been placed
on the Consent Agenda for action to be
taken on all items by a single vote of the
Board of Commissioners. Any item may
be removed from the Consent Agenda for
separate action.
MOVED by Davis and seconded by
Buskerud to approve Planning & Zoning
Consent Agenda Items B-E with Item A
removed for separate consideration.
Commissioner Trautman returned during
the motion and prior to the vote. Vote:
Unanimous.
B. PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT
REVIEW / PU 04-08: 6S Properties, LLC.
To review the existing Planned Unit De-
velopment which allows for up to five (5)
residential lots and a neighborhood com-
mercial area in accordance with Section
213 and Section 508 of the Pennington
County Zoning Ordinance.
The unplatted portion of the
SE1/4 south of Highway 44,
Section 14, T1N, R6E, BHM,
Pennington County, South
Dakota.
To approve the extension of Planned
Unit Development / PU 04-08 with eight
(8) conditions.
1. That the approved uses of the
Planned Unit Development shall be for up
to five (5) stick-built, single-family resi-
dences with accessory structures and a
neighborhood commercial area not to ex-
ceed four (4) acres in area; 2. Any new
wastewater disposal systems installed
after September 1, 2004, shall be an
evapotransporation system and any plat-
ting that may occur after September 1,
2004, shall include a note indicating this
requirement; 3. That prior to a Building
Permit being issued for a single-family
residence or neighborhood commercial
use, the applicant shall submit an engi-
neered individual wastewater disposal
system for review and approval by the
Pennington County Environmental Plan-
ner; 4. That prior to any Building Permit
being issued on the subject property, the
applicant shall submit an Approach Per-
mit to the S.D. Department of Transporta-
tion for review and approval; 5. The min-
imum setbacks for the Planned Unit De-
velopment shall be twenty-five (25) feet
from all exterior property lines, fifty-eight
(58) feet from all Section Lines, and ten
(10) feet from any interior lot lines; 6.
That the neighborhood commercial uses
shall be limited to: medical doctor, den-
tist, optometrist, chiropractor, retail such
as a food market, gift shop, pharmacy,
bakery, video rental/sales, computer, etc.,
bank, barber/beauty shop, laundry and
cleaning services including collection sta-
tions, shoe repair, professional and busi-
ness offices and other uses providing
those services will be conducted to the
local community as determined by the
Planning Director; 7. That all residences
must meet the standards for stick-built as
outlined in Section 204 and all commer-
cial structures shall be stick-built; and, 8.
That this Planned Unit Development be
reviewed in five (5) years to determine
that all conditions of approval are being
met.
C. ROAD NAMING: Marv Matkins. To
approve the naming of a 66-foot-wide ac-
cess easement, providing access to prop-
erties located in Section 30, T1S, R5E,
BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota,
as Gordon Collins Road.
D. LAYOUT PLAT / PL 12-34: Parker
Properties. To create Revised Lot 2R of
Tract A of Home Sweet Home Placer MS
804 in accordance with Section 400.1 of
the Pennington County Subdivision Reg-
ulations.
EXISTING LEGAL: Lot 2R
of Tract A (also in Section 34),
Home Sweet Home Placer MS
804, Section 33, T1S, R5E,
BHM, Pennington County,
South Dakota. PROPOSED
LEGAL: Revised Lot 2R of
Tract A, Home Sweet Home
Placer MS 804, Section 33,
T1S, R5E, BHM, Pennington
County, South Dakota.
To approve Layout Plat / PL 12-34 with
twelve (12) conditions.
1. That at the time of Minor Plat sub-
mittal, engineered road construction
plans be submitted for Watson Parker
Road or a Subdivision Regulations Vari-
ance be obtained waiving this require-
ment; 2. That at the time of Minor Plat
submittal, the applicant submits percola-
tion tests and soil profile information for
all three lots to be reviewed and approved
by the Environmental Planner or obtain
approval of a Subdivision Regulations
Variance waiving this requirement; 3.
That at the time of submittal of the Minor
Plat, Watson Parker Road be shown on
the Plat document; 4. That prior to any
work being done within the boundaries of
the 100-year floodplain, a Floodplain De-
velopment Permit must be obtained; 5.
That the Section Line Highway be im-
proved to Ordinance 14 standards, or a
Subdivision Regulations Variance ob-
tained waiving this requirement; 6. That
Watson Parker Road be improved to
Local Road Standards, which includes 66
feet of right-of-way and 24 foot graveled
driving surface with a minimum of four (4)
inches of gravel or a Subdivision Regula-
tions Variance be obtained waiving this
requirement; 7. That at the time of Minor
Plat submittal, the applicants submit to-
pography at a five foot contour interval or
a Subdivision Regulations Variance be
obtained waiving this requirement; 8.
That a cul-de-sac be installed on Watson
Parker Road or a Subdivision Regula-
tions Variance be obtained waiving this
requirement; 9. That prior to filing the plat
with Register of Deeds, an Operating Per-
mit be obtained for proposed Revised Lot
2R; 10. That at the time of Minor Plat
submittal, the Plat Heading be changed
to either “Lot 2RA of Tract A...” or “Lot 2R
Revised of Tract A…”; 11. That the appli-
cant submits information on the water
system that will be supplying water to the
proposed lot or acquire approval of a
Subdivision Regulations Variance waiving
this requirement; and, 12. That approval
of this Layout Plat does not constitute ap-
proval of any further applications to be
submitted for the above-described prop-
erty.
E. LAYOUT PLAT / PL 12-33: Nina
McBride. To create Lot 1 of Chase Sub-
division in accordance with Section 400.1
of the Pennington County Subdivision
Regulations.
EXISTING LEGAL:
NE1/4SE1/4; Unplatted portion
of Lot B; NW1/4SE1/4; and Lot
B of SE1/4SE1/4 less Right-of-
Way, Section 15, T2N, R6E,
BHM, Pennington County,
South Dakota.
PROPOSED LEGAL: Lot 1
of Chase Subdivision located
in Section 15, T2N, R6E, BHM,
Pennington County, South
Dakota.
To approve Layout Plat / PL 12-33 with
ten (10) conditions.
1. That prior to Final Plat approval, pro-
posed Lot 1 either be rezoned to Low
Density Residential or Suburban Resi-
dential District, depending on the lot size,
or else a Lot Size Variance be obtained
to allow the proposed lot to remain zoned
General Agriculture District; 2. That a site
plan be provided of the proposed lot at
the time of Preliminary Plat submittal
showing the location of all existing struc-
tures and utilities, including the on-site
wastewater treatment system and well, in
relation to the proposed lot lines to verify
compliance with setback requirements
and to determine if any easements need
to be dedicated; 3. That a well easement
be dedicated prior to Final Plat approval,
if the proposed lot will continue to utilize
a well located on the remainder of the
larger parcel; 4. That an Operating Per-
mit be obtained for the existing on-site
wastewater treatment system prior to
Final Plat approval; 5. That all junk and
debris, including tires and pallets, located
on the proposed lot be cleaned up to the
satisfaction of the Ordinance Officer prior
to Final Plat approval; 6. That seven (7)
feet of additional right-of-way be dedi-
cated for Nemo Road in accordance with
the requirements for Minor Arterial Roads
in the Subdivision Regulations or else a
Subdivision Regulations Variance be ob-
tained waiving this requirement; 7. That
all changes to the plat, as identified by the
Register of Deeds’ and Department of
Equalization’s comments, be made by the
surveyor prior to Preliminary Plat submit-
tal; 8. That a Conditional Use Permit be
obtained to allow the existing single-wide
mobile home to be utilized as the primary
residence on the proposed lot prior to
Final Plat approval; 9. That the plat meet
all requirements of Section 400.2 of the
Subdivision Regulations, including the
dedication of eight (8) foot utility and
minor drainage easements along the in-
terior of all lot lines and topographic infor-
mation to be provided of the proposed lot
at five (5) foot contour intervals, or else a
Subdivision Regulations Variance be ob-
tained waiving any of these requirements
that are not met; and, 10. That approval
of this Layout Plat does not constitute ap-
proval of any further applications to be
submitted for the above-described prop-
erty.
End of Consent Agenda
Items Removed for Separate Consid-
eration
A. The Spring Creek Watershed Man-
agement and Project Implementation
Plan – Approval of Payment of the Appli-
cation for Gail A. Mayer. MOVED by Hol-
loway and seconded by Buskerud to ap-
prove payment of application PC13-1 for
Gail A. Mayer in the amount of $2,650.68.
Vote: Unanimous.
EXECUTIVE SESSION per SDCL 1-25-
2
A. Contractual/Litigation per SDCL 1-
25-2(3)
B. Personnel Issue per SDCL 1-25-
2(1)
The Chairperson announced that the
executive session was not required.
AUDITOR’S ACCOUNT OF THE
TREASURER
To the Pennington County Board of
Commissioners, I hereby submit the fol-
lowing report of my examination of the
cash and cash items in the hands of the
County Treasurer as of September 25,
2012: Total balances of checking/savings
accounts, $23,668,981.50; Total balance
of Treasurer’s Office safe cash,
$9,100.00; Total certificates of deposit,
$2,579,718.08; Total Prime Value Invest-
ment, $4,498,647.93; Total petty cash,
$111,470.00; Total Cash Items, $87.69;
Total long/short, (589.13); Total,
$30,867,416.07. Submitted by Lori Wes-
sel, Deputy Auditor.
PERSONNEL
Jail: Effective 9/1/2012 – B. Haga,
$5,722.42
PAYROLL
Commissioners, 9,384.50; Human Re-
sources, 4,585.67; Elections, 15,594.12;
Auditor - liens, 2,161.40; Auditor,
15,817.53; Treasurer, 46,190.01; Data
Processing - General, 41,561.96; State's
Attorney, 152,680.51; Public Defender,
94,606.92; Juvenile Diversion, 7,372.02;
Victim's Assistance, 5,203.66; Buildings
& Grounds, 100,034.35; Equalization,
63,917.82; Register of Deeds, 23,333.90;
Sheriff, 336,036.39; Service Station,
8,051.33; HIDTA Grant, 8,561.55; Jail,
443,417.24; Jail Work Program, 4,779.88;
Hill City Law, 11,342.16; Keystone Law,
5,766.66; New Underwood – Law,
4,170.66; School Liaison, 17,111.53; Wall
Law, 12,057.42; JSC Teachers,
15,647.10; Home Detention, 8,426.30;
JAIG/JSC, 6,894.38; Alcohol & Drug,
142,407.65; Friendship House,
46,944.35; Economic Assistance,
51,312.75; Mental & Alcohol-SAO,
7,775.38; Mental & Alcohol-HHS,
3,508.25; Extension, 4,280.16; Weed &
Pest, 11,194.84; Mountain Pine Beetle, ;
Planning and Zoning, 17,541.41; Water
Protection, 5,532.01; Ordinance,
3,508.25; Juvenile Services Center,
242,587.08; Highway, 186,045.47; Fire
Administration, 6,065.56; Dispatch,
164,792.95; Emergency Management,
5,377.90; Emergency Management,
179.56; 24-7 Program, 16,704.12;
PCCCC Building Projects, 2,691.26.
VOUCHERS
BH Power Inc., $3,344.88; City of
Rapid City-Water, $929.90; Federal High
Risk Pool, $321.00; First Administrators,
$180,671.37; Knology, $1,675.82; Mon-
tana Dakota Utilities, $2,917.07; SD Risk
Pool, $967.00; Verizon, $4,368.20; West
River Electric, $323.56.
ADJOURN
MOVED by Davis and seconded by
Buskerud to adjourn the meeting. Vote:
Unanimous. There being no further busi-
ness, the meeting was adjourned at 11:40
a.m.
Julie A. Pearson,
Auditor
Published October 18, 2012, at the total
approximate cost of $199.86.
NOTICE OF AUDIT
OF THE FISCAL AFFAIRS OF THE
Wall School District No. 51-5
Notice is hereby given that the Wall
School District No. 51-5, Wall, South
Dakota, has been audited by Casey Pe-
terson & Associates, Ltd., Certified Public
Accountants, for the year ended June 30,
2012. A detailed report thereon is avail-
able for public inspection, during normal
business hours, at the business office of
the School District, and also available at
the Department of Legislative Audit in
Pierre, South Dakota or on the Depart-
ment of Legislative Audit website at
http://www.state.sd.us/legislativeaudit/re-
ports_all.htm.
The following findings and recommenda-
tions provide a brief description of mate-
rial weaknesses in internal control, legal
noncompliance and other matters that are
described in more detail in the audit re-
port.
Finding 2012-1
Condition: There is a lack of segregation
of duties and monitoring related to ac-
counting functions including payroll and
journal entries.
Auditors’ Recommendation: The District
should evaluate all accounting cycles and
implement controls accordingly. Key du-
ties and responsibilities should be divided
or segregated among different people to
reduce the risk of error, waste, or fraud.
Access to resources and records should
be limited and accountability for their cus-
tody should be assigned. Internal controls
and all transactions and other significant
events should be clearly documented.
/s/Casey Peterson & Associates, Ltd.
Casey Peterson & Associates, Ltd.
Certified Public Accountants
Rapid City, South Dakota
October 10, 2012
Published October 18, 2012, at the total
approximate cost of $19.86.
INVITATION FOR
BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Fi-
nance Officer of the City of Wall, South
Dakota. 501 Main Street, PO Box 314,
Wall, South Dakota, until 2:15 PM (Moun-
tain Time) on the 5th day of November,
2012 and then be publicly opened and
read, for furnishing all equipment, labor,
and materials as set forth in the specifi-
cations and performing all work, inciden-
tal thereto for Acquisition of a 120 HP Non
Utility Wheel Tractor with attachments in-
cluding a Snow Blower, Front End Loader
with bucket, Broom, and Blade, AIP 3-46-
0069-04-2011, Wall Airport Improve-
ments, Wall, South Dakota.
Primary Work: The City of Wall plans to
acquire a Non Utility Wheel Tractor with a
minimum of 120 HP. This Tractor will be
the power source for attachments, which
are also part of this bid, including a snow
blower, a loader with bucket, a blade, and
a rotary broom. Bidders should submit
quotes for the tractor and all specified ac-
cessories.
1. Specifications: Copies of the Specifica-
tions are available for inspection at:
Office of Brosz Engineering, Inc., 3561
Whitewood Road, or P.O. Box 636, Stur-
gis, South Dakota 57785 (605) 347-2722.
Specifications may be obtained on the
Brosz Engineering website at
www.broszeng.com at no charge. One
hard copy may be obtained at the office
of Brosz Engineering located at 3561
Whitewood Road, Sturgis, SD 57785 at
no charge to South Dakota Contractors.
2. Bid Guarantee: Each bid must be ac-
companied by a certified check, cashier's
check or draft in the amount of five per-
cent (5%) of the total bid, and drawn on a
solvent State or National Bank, or a ten
percent (10%) Bid Bond issued by a
surety authorized to do business in the
State of South Dakota and payable to the
City of Wall, Wall, South Dakota.
3. Contract Bonds: Separate Payment
and Performance Bonds guaranteeing
faithful performance of the Contract and
payment of all labor, materials, rentals,
etc., will be required for an amount equal
to one hundred percent (100%) of the
amount of the Contract. All bonds must be
issued or co-signed by a licensed resi-
dent agent of South Dakota.
4. Award of Contract: The Contract and
Agreement will be executed with the City
of Wall, SD and the acceptable Low Bid-
der. The right is reserved, as the interest
of the City of Wall, to reject any and all
bids, to waive informality in bids received,
and to accept or reject any items of any
bid, unless such bid is qualified by spe-
cific limitation.
6. Nondiscrimination (EEO): The pro-
posed contract is under and subject to
Executive Order 11246 of September 24,
1965, as amended, and to the Equal Op-
portunity Clause.
7. Civil Rights Act: South Dakota Depart-
ment of Transportation of Pierre, South
Dakota in accordance with Title VI of the
Civil Rights Acts of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42
U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49,
Code of Federal Regulations, Depart-
ment of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office
of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimina-
tion in Federally-assisted programs of the
Department of Transportation issued pur-
suant to such Act, hereby notifies all bid-
ders that it will affirmatively insure that in
any contract entered into pursuant to this
advertisement, disadvantaged business
enterprises will be afforded full opportu-
nity to submit in response to this invitation
and will not be discriminated against on
the grounds of race, color, or national ori-
gin in consideration for an award.
8. Affirmative Action: A Contractor having
50 or more non-construction employees
who may be awarded a contract of
$50,000 or more and subcontractors hav-
ing 50 or more non-construction employ-
ees and who may be awarded a subcon-
tract of $50,000 or more will be required
to maintain an affirmative action program,
the standards for which are contained in
the advertised specifications.
9. Non-segregated Facilities: Contractor
will be required to submit a certification of
non-segregated facilities from all Subcon-
tractors for subcontracts exceeding
$10,000.
10. Bidders and sub-bidders: Required to
comply with Title 29, Code of Federal
Regulations (1518, 36 F>R> 7340) prom-
ulgated by the United States Secretary of
Labor, in accordance with Section 107 of
the contract work hours and safety stan-
dards act, (82 Stat. 96) not requiring any
laborer or mechanic to work in surround-
ings or under working conditions which
are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous
to their health and safety.
11. Contractors: Subject to the Require-
ments for Affirmative Action to Ensure
Equal Employment Opportunity (Execu-
tive Order 11246, as amended), provi-
sions of which are contained in the adver-
tised specifications.
12. Award of Contract: The Contract and
Agreement will be executed with City of
Wall, in Wall, SD and the acceptable Low
Bidder. The right is reserved, as the inter-
est of City of Wall, in Wall, SD, may re-
quire, to reject any and all bids, to waive
informality in bids received, and to accept
or reject any items of any bid, unless such
bid is qualified by specific limitation.
13. Materials Preference: By statutory au-
thority, preference will be given to materi-
als, products and supplies found or pro-
duced within the State of South Dakota.
14. DBE Requirements: The Contractor
will insure Disadvantaged Business En-
terprises as defined in 49 CFR, Part 23,
have the maximum opportunity to partici-
pate in the performance of contracts and
subcontracts. The DBE project goal per-
centage is noted in the specification doc-
uments and the contractor is required to
complete the DBE Assurance and DBE
form SDDOT (OA) 289-A, 2-18-92, both
attached to project proposal. The contrac-
tor who is determined to be low bidder will
provide DBE Participation dollar amounts
as required by the Specifications and rea-
sonable acceptance "Good Faith Effort"
documentation, to be submitted no later
than 3 working days after the bid opening
to be considered an eligible bidder.
15. The Contractor will certify that he and
any of his Subcontractors meet the re-
quirements of 49 CFR, Part 29, regarding
debarment, suspension, ineligibility and
voluntary exclusion as further described
in these specifications.
16. The Contractor will certify that he and
his Subcontractors will comply with the 49
CFR, 30.17, regarding Foreign Trade Re-
strictions as further noted in project spec-
ifications.
17. The Contractor will certify that he and
his Subcontractors will comply with Sec-
tion 1352, title 31, U.S. Code prohibiting
the use of federal funds for lobbying and
influencing federal employees.
18. The Contractor will certify that he and
his Subcontractors will comply with "BUY
AMERICAN CERTIFICATION (JAN.
1991)" as further noted in project specifi-
cations.
Attest: ____________________
Title: _____________________
(SEAL)
Published October 18 & 25, 2012, at the
total approximate cost of $134.51.
NOTICE OF
HEARING
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 Penning-
ton County Planning Board of Commis-
sioners under the provisions of the Pen-
nington County Zoning Ordinance as fol-
lows:
Matt Keck, RMS Lode, has applied for a
Rezone to rezone 6.99 acres from Lim-
ited Agriculture District and General Agri-
culture District to Highway Service District
and to amend the Pennington County
Comprehensive Plan to change the Fu-
ture Land Use from Planned Unit Devel-
opment District and General Agriculture
District to Highway Service District lo-
cated on Lots A and C of J.R. No. 5 Lode
MS 1864 and Government Lots 9, 10,
and 11 all in the NE1/4 of Section 21,
T1S, R5E, BHM, Pennington County,
South Dakota, 23837 Highway 385, in ac-
cordance with Section 508 of the Pen-
nington County Zoning Ordinance.
Notice is further given that said applica-
tions will be heard by the Pennington
County Board of Commissioners in the
County Courthouse at 10:30 a.m. on the
9th day of November 2012. At this time,
any person interested may appear and
show cause, if there be any, why such re-
quests should or should not be granted.
ADA Compliance: Pennington County
fully subscribes to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act. If you de-
sire 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 October 18, 2012, at the total
approximate cost of $19.06.
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DAN PIROUTEK, AuctIoneer
Milcsvillc · (605i 544.3316
STEVEN STEWART
Yard Foreman
(605i 441.1984
BOB ANDERSON, FIeIdman
Siurgis · (605i 347.0151
BAXTER ANDERS, FIeIdman
Wasia · (605i 685.4862
PHILIP LIVESTOCK AUCTION
(60S) SS9:2S??
www.pbIIIpIIvestock.com
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Upcoming Cattle Sales:
TUESDAY, OCT. 23: SPECIAL FEEDER & ALLBREEDS CALF SALE. YEARLINGS: 9 A.M.
CALVES: 10:30 A.M. MT. EARLY CONSIGNMENTS: ESTIMATING 12,000 HEAD.
YEARLINGS: NI=NO IMPLANTS, HR=HOME RAISED
LONG 50 MOSTLY BLK SPAY HFRS.............................................................................725750#
SIMONS 550 BLK & BWF STRS......................................................................................700750#
JERDE 180 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER STRS & OPEN HFRS ........................................700#
ADAMS 70 BLK & BWF STRS & OPEN HFRS ............................................................650750#
LONG 50 BLK & BWF STRS & SPAY HFRS..................................................................700750#
CALVES: FS=FALL SHOTS, NI=NO IMPLANTS, AN=ALL NATURAL, ASV=AGE &
SOURCE VERIFIED
RAPID CREEK RANCH 1100 RED ANG STRS; FS...................................................450600#
CUNY & SONS 950 BLK & BWF CLVS; FS,NI.............................................................400600#
WILCOX & RHODEN 400 BLK & BWF CLVS; FS,NI................................................550650#
CARLEY RANCH 400 BLK CLVS; FS....................................................................................600#
L.KJERSTAD 400 FANCY BLK CLVS; FS,NI................................................................450550#
CREW CATTLE CO 400 CHAR X CLVS; FS,NI,ASV.................................................500600#
MEEKS RANCH 350 BLK & BWF CLVS; FS,NI ..................................................................550#
C. KJERSTAD 350 BLK CLVS; NI...................................................................................450550#
FERGUSON 250 FANCY BLK MOSTLY STRS; FS,NI................................................500600#
IWAN & SONS 250 BLK, BWF, & HERF CLVS............................................................450550#
EIDE 250 BLK CLVS; FS,NI..............................................................................................450550#
PATTERSON 220 CHAR X & A FEW BLK CLVS; FS................................................525625#
BACHAND 220 BLK & BWF CLVS; FS,NI....................................................................500600#
MUNROE RANCH 200 BLK & RED CLVS; FS,NI ......................................................475575#
OLIC 180 BLK CLVS; FS,NI .............................................................................................500550#
DALY & DALY 180 BLK STRS; FS,NI,ASV WEANED 45 DAYS ......................................600#
GRUBL 150 BLK & BWF CLVS; FS,NI, ALL HFRS IN TOWN.................................500550#
SCHELL RANCH 150 BLK STRS; FS.....................................................................................550#
MADER & MADER 140 BLK & BWF CLVS; FS,NI.....................................................450550#
COMPTON 135 BLK, HERF, & CHAR X CLVS; FS,NI..............................................500525#
FREEMAN 130 BLK CLVS; FS,NI...........................................................................................550#
HARTY RANCH 120 BLK CLVS; FS,NI........................................................................500550#
KOCH 115 BLK & BWF CLVS; NI ..................................................................................500550#
NEUAHAUSER 110 BLK & BWF CLVS; FS,NI ............................................................500525#
WILCOX 105 BLK & BWF CLVS; FS,NI........................................................................450550#
FANNING ANGUS 105 BLK CLVS; FS..................................................................................500#
DAVIS 100 BLK CLVS; FSNI,AN ....................................................................................500550#
KILNESS RANCH 100 BLK & BWF CLVS; FS,NI .......................................................450500#
LINN BROTHERS 100 BLK STRS; FS,NI .............................................................................600#
RICHARDS 100 BLK STRS; FS,NI,AN..................................................................................500#
GROPPER & GROPPER 100 BLK & BWF CLVS; FS,NI............................................500550#
ISKE 100 BLK & BWF CLVS; FS,NI................................................................................550600#
PRANG 100 BLK CLVS; FS,NI.........................................................................................500600#
BITTING 85 BLK CLVS; FS,NI .......................................................................................450550#
THOMSEN 85 BLK CLVS; FS,NI ....................................................................................400500#
GRUBL 80 CHAR X CLVS; FS,NI ...................................................................................450550#
O’ROURKE 80 BLK CLVS; FS,NI ...................................................................................500575#
HARTSHORN 80 BLK CLVS; FS,NI...............................................................................400500#
DENKE & DENKE 75 BLK STRS; FS,NI .......................................................................550570#
WILLIAMS 75 BLK & BWF STRS; FS............................................................................500525#
DOOLITTLE 75 BLK CLVS; FS,NI.................................................................................550600#
VANDENBOS 75 BLK CLVS; FS,NI ...............................................................................400500#
CHORD 75 BLK & HERF CLVS; FS,NI..................................................................................500#
MCKAY 70 BLK & BWF CLVS; FS,NI............................................................................450550#
SCHLECT 70 BLK & BWF CLVS; FS,NI ........................................................................450500#
SAMMONS 70 RED CLVS; FS .........................................................................................500550#
STRATMAN 50 BLK & CHAR X CLVS; FS,NI.....................................................................500#
WILLIAMS 40 BLK STRS; FS ..........................................................................................500550#
HENRY 40 BLK STRS; FS,NI ...........................................................................................500600#
ADDISON 40 BLK & RED CLVS; FS..............................................................................450500#
VOLMER 30 BLK & RED CLVS; FS................................................................................500600#
ARMENT 30 BLK CLVS; FS .............................................................................................500600#
CHAMBERLAIN 25 BLK & BWF STRS; FS,NI....................................................................600#
BECKWITH 20 BLK CLVS; FS,NI ..................................................................................500600#
HAMANN 25 BLK CLVS; FS,NI..............................................................................................600#
OPSTEDAHL 10 BLK CLVS; FS,NI ................................................................................500550#
FRINK 9 BLK CLVS; FS,NI.......................................................................................................500#
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012: SPECIAL STOCK COW & BRED HEIFER SALE & REGU
LAR CATTLE SALE. EARLY CONSIGNMENTS:
STOCK COWS:
CHARLES & ROSALIE TENNIS 60 BLK & BWF MOSTLY BROKEN MOUTH COWS;
VIEW SALES LIVE ON THE INTERNET! Go to: www.pbIIIpIIvestock.com. UpcomIng saIes & consIgnments can be
vIewed on tbe Internet at www.pbIIIpIIvestock.com, or on tbe DTN: CIIck on SALE BARNS NORTH CENTRAL
PLA |s now qua||f|ed to hand|e th|rd party ver|f|ed
NhT6 catt|e [Non-hormona| Treated 6att|e}.
Reep suppor11ng R-CALF USA! R-CALF USA 1s our vo1oe 1n
governmen1 1o represen1 U.S. oo111e produoers 1n 1rode
morKe11ng 1ssues. ]o1n 1odog & Þe1p moKe o d1]]erenoe!
PhiIip Livestock Auction, in conjunction with
Superior Livestock Auction, wiII be offering
video saIe as an additionaI service to our consignors, with
questions about the video pIease caII,
Jerry Roseth at 605:685:5820.
859-2577
PhiIip, SD
BRED:BLK & HERF; CLV:31
CHUCK VANSICKILE 32 HERF BROKEN MOUTH COWS; BRED:HERF; CLV:31 FOR
60 DAYS
KEITH PERLI 20 BLK MIXED AGE COWS; BRED:BLK; CLV:31 FOR 60 DAYS
MORE CONSIGNMENTS BY SALE DAY. CALL THOR ROSETH AT
6058592577 OR 6056855826 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
TUESDAY, OCT. 23: SPECIAL ALLBREEDS CALF SALEATTACHED
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24: SPECIAL STOCK COW & BRED HEIFER SALE & WEIGH
UP COW, BULL & HFRT. SALEATTACHED
TUESDAY, OCT. 30: SPECIAL ALLBREEDS CALF SALE
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31: WEIGHUP COW, BULL & HFRT. SALE
SATURDAY, NOV. 3: SPECIAL STOCK COW AND BRED HEIFER SALE & WEIGH
UP COW, BULL & HFRT. SALE
TUESDAY, NOV. 6: SPECIAL ALLBREEDS CALF SALE & REGULAR CATTLE SALE
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7: WEIGHUP COW, BULL & HFRT. SALE
TUESDAY, NOV. 13: SPECIAL ALLBREEDS CALF SALE & REGULAR CATTLE SALE
TUESDAY, NOV. 20: SPECIAL STOCK COW & BRED HEIFER SALE & REGULAR
CATTLE SALE
TUESDAY, NOV. 27: SPECIAL ALLBREEDS CALF SALE & REGULAR CATTLE SALE
TUESDAY, DEC. 4: SPECIAL ALLBREEDS PRECONDITIONED CALF SALE & REG
ULAR CATTLE SALE. CALVES FOR THIS SALE, MUST BE WEANED, AT LEAST 6
WEEKS, & HAVE PRECONDITIONING SHOTS FOURWAY, PASTEURELLA, 7WAY, &
HAEMOPHILUS.
TUESDAY, DEC. 11: SPECIAL STOCK COW & BRED HEIFER SALE & REGULAR
CATTLE SALE & WELLER ANGUS ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE
TUESDAY, DEC. 18: SPECIAL ALLBREEDS CALF SALE & REGULAR CATTLE SALE
& THOMAS RANCH FALL BULL SALE
TUESDAY, DEC. 2: NO SALE
CATTL£ R£PORT - OCT. Jt, 2DJ2
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CALVES:
TED & LUCILLE BERNDT - EAGLE BUTTE
119 ...............................Dll & Dwf Sirs 500=........$183.00
78 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 432=........$194.75
92 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 555=........$172.00
A CONSIGNMENT -
113 .......................................Dll Sirs 496=........$186.00
138..........................................Dll Sirs 437=........$194.50
58 ...........................................Dll Sirs 367=........$221.75
ANDERS RANCH - ELM SPRINGS
120 ...............................Dll & Dwf Sirs 499=........$181.00
119 ...............................Dll & Dwf Sirs 429=........$193.00
64 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 438=........$191.50
31 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 329=........$217.00
220...............................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 456=........$164.50
77.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 383=........$170.75
FOLAND RANCH - PHILIP
110 ...............................Dll & Dwf Sirs 506=........$179.00
137 ...............................Dll & Dwf Sirs 450=........$187.50
29 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 380=........$205.50
DIAMOND S RANCH - UNION CENTER
92 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 551=........$173.25
94 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 518=........$172.75
136 ...............................Fcd & Dll Sirs 468=........$180.50
66 .................................Fcd & Dll Sirs 420=........$195.50
108...............................Fcd & Dll Hfrs 474=........$155.00
JOHN & SAMANTHA ADDISON - MIDLAND....
31 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 465=........$181.00
21 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 355=........$212.00
41.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 412=........$169.00
15.................................Fcd & Dll Hfrs 355=........$162.00
GUNN & CASPERS - WASTA
100 ...............................Dll & Dwf Sirs 555=........$173.00
110 ...............................Dll & Dwf Sirs 479=........$179.50
27.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 476=........$157.00
17.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 415=........$158.00
HOVLAND HEREFORDS - MILESVILLE
34...........................................Dwf Sirs 521=........$175.00
14 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 429=........$192.00
41...........................................Dwf Hfrs 495=........$157.25
DENNIS & MIKE SIELER - QUINN
56 ...........................................Dll Sirs 511=........$176.00
11 ...........................................Dll Sirs 436=........$192.00
DAVID & RON FEES - MUD BUTTE
82 .................................Fcd & Dll Sirs 527=........$172.00
22 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 411=........$198.00
56.................................Fcd & Dll Hfrs 488=........$155.25
19.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 384=........$166.50
JIM & JOAN CANTRELL - PHILIP
48 ...........................................Dll Sirs 536=........$171.50
13 ...........................................Dll Sirs 421=........$192.00
40 ...........................................Dll Hfrs 479=........$156.50
11 ...........................................Dll Hfrs 413=........$162.50
RIATA HILLS LLC - QUINN
111 .........................................Dll Hfrs 470=........$162.00
DUSTIN LUR2 - PHILIP
29 ...........................................Dll Sirs 517=........$173.00
10 ...........................................Dll Sirs 441=........$186.00
10.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 395=........$166.00
WES & DUSTIN REEVES - OWANKA
105 ...............................Dll & Dwf Sirs 539=........$173.75
LUCY & EDIE KNIGHT - DUPREE
21 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 529=........$173.25
21 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 449=........$184.00
10 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 385=........$207.25
13 ...........................................Dll Sirs 316=........$215.50
23.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 423=........$164.00
JOHN BRENNAN - MUD BUTTE
97 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 537=........$170.50
47 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 467=........$180.50
56 ...........................................Dll Hfrs 465=........$159.50
JIM WILLUWEIT RANCH - CREIGHTON
58.................................Fwf & Dwf Sirs 441=........$184.50
42..........................................Hcrf Sirs 410=........$179.50
22.................................Fwf & Dwf Sirs 355=........$208.00
34 ................................Fwf & Dwf Hfrs 391=........$153.00
22 ................................Fwf & Dwf Hfrs 342=........$164.00
WILSON BROTHERS - ELM SPRINGS
88 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 496=........$172.00
25 ...........................................Dll Sirs 399=........$196.00
27.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 429=........$166.25
50.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 444=........$161.25
13 ...........................................Dll Hfrs 367=........$169.50
ANDREW SCHOFIELD - BELVIDERE
54 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 517=........$171.00
24 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 445=........$185.00
11 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 380=........$212.00
12................................Fwf & Hcrf Sirs 491=........$167.00
54.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 481=........$164.00
12.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 385=........$175.00
BILL & LORI KELLY - QUINN
22 ...........................................Dll Sirs 518=........$174.00
10 ...........................................Dll Hfrs 509=........$153.75
PHILIP KRUSE - SCENIC
50 ...........................................Dll Sirs 477=........$178.50
38 ...........................................Dll Hfrs 379=........$214.00
11 ...........................................Dll Hfrs 352=........$172.00
MARK & JUDITH RADWAY - PHILIP
88 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 561..........$166.00
42 ...........................................Dll Sirs 485..........$172.75
MARK WILLIAMS - KADOKA
83.........................................CIar Hfrs 636=........$150.00
97.........................................CIar Hfrs 551=........$157.75
ROBERT R. YOUNG SR. & FAMILY - UNION CENTER
65 .........................................CIar Sirs 670=........$160.25
12...........................................Dwf Sirs 532=........$173.00
78.........................................CIar Hfrs 622=........$148.00
28...........................................Dwf Hfrs 571=........$154.00
MERLE & LINDA STILWELL - KADOKA
168 .......................................CIar Sirs 660=........$159.75
84 .........................................CIar Sirs 674=........$158.50
98 .........................................CIar Sirs 576..........$166.50
80.........................................CIar Hfrs 668=........$146.75
91.........................................CIar Hfrs 586=........$150.50
184.......................................CIar Hfrs 599=........$150.75
CASTEEL & LEVINE - HEREFORD
65 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 550=........$168.75
42 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 437=........$191.00
67.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 527=........$159.00
50.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 428=........$162.75
MERLE HICKS - MARTIN
87 ...........................................Dll Sirs 630=........$158.75
85...........................................Fcd Sirs 645=........$159.75
93 .................................Fcd & Dll Sirs 538=........$172.50
10 .................................Fcd & Dll Sirs 437=........$181.00
LYNN SMITH - NEW UNDERWOOD
87 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 552=........$167.50
31 ...........................................Dll Sirs 433=........$181.50
60 ...........................................Dll Hfrs 456=........$159.25
DAN WICKS & FAMILY - RED OWL
34 ...............................CIar & Dll Sirs 575=........$165.50
61 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 451=........$184.25
29.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 481=........$156.25
GARY HERRINGTON - HERMOSA
35 ...........................................Dll Sirs 641=........$158.75
31 ...........................................Dll Sirs 547=........$166.75
28 ...........................................Dll Hfrs 529=........$152.50
DAN GRUBL - STURGIS
61 ...............................CIar & Dll Sirs 575=........$165.25
23 ...............................CIar & Dll Sirs 482=........$169.00
GERALD, SHARLA & JAKE JULSON - QUINN
90 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 495=........$177.75
48 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 397=........$206.50
17 ...........................................Dll Hfrs 411=........$161.00
CHARLES KRUSE - INTERIOR
34 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 485=........$173.50
26 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 391=........$195.50
19.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 394=........$163.50
LEE IKE NEVILLE - MILESVILLE
23 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 512=........$170.50
11 ...........................................Dll Sirs 398=........$204.50
17 ...........................................Dll Hfrs 492=........$151.00
ETTIE MAE WHIRLWIND HORSE - INTERIOR
20 ...........................................Dll Sirs 531=........$170.00
13 ...........................................Dll Sirs 448=........$178.00
36 ...........................................Dll Hfrs 518=........$152.00
11.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 445=........$155.00
JOHN NAESCHER - WALL
24 .................................Fcd & Dll Sirs 509=........$168.00
16.................................Fwf & Dwf Sirs 415=........$194.00
22 ................................Fwf & Dwf Hfrs 486=........$150.00
11...........................................Dwf Hfrs 390=........$162.00
COY FISHER - SCENIC
57 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 581=........$166.75
16 ...........................................Dll Sirs 472=........$178.00
35.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 531=........$155.00
16.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 431=........$160.00
LONNY & LARRY JOHNSTON - BELVIDERE
88........................Dll, Fcd & CIar Sirs 496=........$166.75
45........................Dll, Fcd & CIar Sirs 396=........$186.25
67 .......................Dll, Fcd & CIar Hfrs 478=........$156.75
3 .........................Dll, Fcd & CIar Hfrs 376=........$157.00
MIKE COOPER - STURGIS
73 .................................Fcd & Dll Sirs 486=........$166.00
42 .................................Fcd & Dll Sirs 381=........$187.00
18.................................Fwf & Dwf Sirs 437=........$171.00
15 .................................Fcd & Dll Sirs 282=........$201.00
55.................................Fcd & Dll Hfrs 461=........$154.00
50.................................Fcd & Dll Hfrs 375=........$169.00
MARVIN WILLIAMS - OWANKA
37 .................................Fcd & Dll Sirs 574=........$165.00
23 ...........................................Dll Sirs 463=........$183.25
32 ...........................................Dll Hfrs 570=........$148.25
19.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 440=........$156.00
BONITA HARRIS - CUSTER
14 .................................Fcd & Dll Sirs 592=........$163.50
11.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 535=........$152.00
DENNIS & GWEN 2ELFER - SCENIC
67.................................Fwf & Dwf Sirs 490=........$165.00
24...........................................Dwf Hfrs 506=........$156.00
KEVIN & CRAIG REINDL - CUSTER
22 ...............................CIar & Dll Sirs 640=........$160.00
11 ...............................CIar & Dll Sirs 619=........$160.00
19.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 557=........$156.25
13 ...............................CIar & Dll Hfrs 635=........$146.25
RUTH & ISAACS - FAITH
9 .............................................Dll Sirs 583=........$158.00
5 .............................................Dll Sirs 458=........$174.00
8 .............................................Dll Sirs 324=........$197.00
28 ...........................................Dll Hfrs 547=........$148.00
14 ...........................................Dll Hfrs 423=........$158.00
DEDIC TRUST - NEW UNDERWOOD
25..........................................Hcrf Sirs 566=........$158.00
JOEL DEERING - WASTA
93 ...............................CIar & Dll Sirs 576=........$163.75
45 ...............................CIar & Dll Sirs 443=........$189.00
55.........................................CIar Hfrs 500=........$160.75
STEVE & NICK HOBART - HILL CITY
9 ...................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 625=........$163.00
24.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 552=........$154.25
BRYAN CUNY - ALLEN
50 ...........................................Dll Sirs 577=........$161.50
44 .................................Fcd & Dll Sirs 482=........$171.00
22.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 456=........$167.00
BRIAN & HEATHER HANSON - PHILIP
16 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 629=........$155.00
5 ...................................Fcd & Dll Sirs 477=........$175.00
12.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 604=........$143.50
7...................................Fcd & Dll Hfrs 434=........$156.00
TUCKER AMIOTTE - INTERIOR
31........................Dll, Fcd & CIar Sirs 541=........$160.00
27 .......................Dll, Fcd & CIar Hfrs 499=........$153.50
WILSON & MCGRIFF - QUINN
6 .............................................Dll Sirs 522=........$174.75
10 .......................Dll, Fcd & CIar Hfrs 496=........$153.00
19 .......................Dll, Fcd & CIar Hfrs 414=........$160.00
BESSETTE RANCH - SCENIC
6 ...................................Fcd & Dll Sirs 512=........$152.00
10.................................Dll & Dwf Hfrs 463=........$151.50
YEARLINGS:
FAIRBANKS RANCH - WHITE RIVER
140 ...............................Dll & Dwf Sirs 783=........$153.25
BERNARD NESS - CAPUTA
81 .................................Dll & Dwf Sirs 725=........$152.25
19 ...........................................Dll Sirs 656=........$151.50
TOM & SHELIA TRASK - WASTA
60 ..................................Dll Opcn Hfrs 743=........$143.75
40 ..................................Dll Opcn Hfrs 689=........$144.50
LARRY & JOHN DOLE2AL - BELVIDERE
31........................Dll & Dwf Opcn Hfrs 772=........$137.00
ARTHUR MCILRAVY - PHILIP
50 .....................CIar & Fcd Opcn Hfrs 792=........$136.50
MIKE O'DEA - MIDLAND
35........................Dll & Dwf Opcn Hfrs 808=........$136.25
TIM & DENISE NELSON - MIDLAND
25 ..................................Dll Opcn Hfrs 782=........$135.00
JAMES BUCHANAN - RAPID CITY
22 ...........................................Dll Sirs 1048=......$128.50
WEIGHUP COWS, BULLS & HEIFERETTES WILL SELL
ON WEDNESDAYS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
OCTOBER 24, 31, & NOV. 7.
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Continued from page 5
tion, said that it will be spring before
the theatre is totally completed. The
bowl-shaped outdoor theatre will
open next summer and will be the
residence for the Dakota Theatre
Caravan, who will perform in it dur-
ing the summer season.
Nan Geigle and Harvey Miller
were united in marriage September
18, 1982, at Emmanuel Lutheran
Church of Creighton by the Rev.
John T.P. Werner. Parents of the cou-
ple are Wilhelm and Annette Geigle
of Wall, and Myrtle Miller of Shelby,
Mont.
BIRTH: Born October 4, 1982 to
Ray and Theresa Jeppesen, a son,
Wayne Ray. Young Wayne weighed
in at 8 lbs. 4.5 ozs. and measured 22
inches long. Grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Bud Jeppesen, Wasta and
Mr. and Mrs. George Blesh of New
Underwood. Great-grandparents are
Sylvia Jeppesen, Mary Meredith
and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fenner.
Wall’s varsity team defeated the
Philip Scotties, 67-54, on October 12.
20 years ago…
On Sunday, October 11, 1992, an
Appreciation potluck dinner was
held at the Wall Community Center,
honoring Otto and Delores Eisen-
braun for their 46 years of services
as U.S. Mail Carriers. Several for-
mer patrons were in attendance to
enjoy an abundance of good food,
good conversation, and share mem-
ories from days past. Delores was
presented a plaque by former pa-
trons and the US Postal Service
commemorating of many years of
service.
Three incumbent directors were
elected to the Board of Directors at
West River Electrics’ Annual Meet-
ing held Saturday, October 10. Mar-
ion Wilson, District 1; Barbara
Nachtigall District 2; and Bill Biel-
maier, District 3; were approved for
three year terms. The proposed
change to the by-laws was over-
whelmingly approved. The registra-
tion was down a little this year with
319 members registering and ap-
proximately 500 people attending
the meeting.
On a very windy and cold Satur-
day, October 3, 1992 the St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital
Wheels For Life Bike-A-Thon was
held in Wall at the Kelly Addition.
Volunteers on had to help Bike-A-
Thon Coordinator Terry Hamm,
were Shari Dearborn, Lola Klein-
schmit, Glenn and Loy Hamm, Heidi
Heathershaw and Denae Kjerstad.
Five youngsters participated in the
Wheels For Life Bike-A-Thon roding
the two mile track at the Kelly Ad-
dition. Sponsors were asked to make
donations based on each mile com-
pleted by the riders. A toral of $485
was donated. Nation Kleinschmit
rode 16 miles and won the bike that
was given to the top money maker.
Afton Cuppy rode 40 miles, Jessica
Lurz 8 miles, Leigh Pascoe 26 miles
and Mackenzie Hamm four miles.
On Saturday evening, October 10,
1992 the Wall Lady Eagles met the
Jones Co. girls in Wall. The Lady
Eagles continued their winning
ways and defeated Jones Co. 48-43.
In a much talked about and
planned meeting the Wall Eagles
met Garretson on the Chamberlain
Football field. The contest matched
a former State 9A Football Cham-
pion against a former State 9B Foot-
ball Champion. Both teams went
into the game with a record of 3-2 for
the season. Garretson defeated Wall
14-0.
10 years ago…
West River Electric celebrated its
63rd annual meeting at the Wall
Community Center on Saturday, Oc-
tober 12. This year over $250,000
was returned to members of West
River Electric through a new bill
crediting program. West River Elec-
tric members also elected three in-
cumbent directors at the meeting.
Incumbents were Jerry Ham-
merquist, Caputa; Dick Richter, En-
ning and Larry Eisenbraun, Wall;
were re-elected to three-year terms.
Over 700 people received meal tick-
ets, and 275 members officially reg-
istered for the meeting.
Lacey Curr and Eric Johnston
were crowed as the 2002 King and
Queen at the Wall High School
Homecoming Coronation, Monday,
October 14, 2002.
BIRTH: Born to Tommi White
and Bart Cheney on July 18, 2002, a
son, Brycen Bly. Little Brycen
weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and measured
20 inches long. Proud grandparents
are Gail and Wanda Johnston, Wall,
Charles White, New Underwood,
Mike and Pat Bowman, Rapid City
and Bill Cheney, Wall. Great-grand-
parents are Norm and Betty Kling-
bile, Wall, Eunice Johnson, Wall,
and Glenn and Loy Hamm, Wall;
and great-great-grandmother, Zohy
Wieser, Rapid City.
The Wall Eagles got back in the
race for the conference title, with
their win over the New Underwood
Tigers last Friday night. The final
score was Wall 26, New Underwood
0.
The Looking Glass of Time
WEST RIVER WATER
DEVELOPMENT
DISTRICT
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
CALL TO ORDER: The West River
Water Development District convened for
their regular meeting at the K Bar S
Lodge in Keystone, SD. Vice-Chairman
Casey Krogman called the meeting to
order at 8:05 a.m. (MT).
Roll call was taken and Vice-Chairman
Krogman declared a quorum was pres-
ent. Directors present were: Casey
Krogman (via teleconference), Marion
Matt and Veryl Prokop. Absent: Joseph
Hieb and Lorne Smith. Also present:
Jake Fitzgerald, Manager; Amy Kittelson,
Office Manager for WR/LJ.
ADDITIONS TO AGENDA: None
APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Direc-
tor Prokop, seconded by Director Matt to
approve the agenda. Motion carried
unanimously.
APPROVE MINUTES: The minutes of
the August 14, 2012, meeting were pre-
viously mailed to the Board for their re-
view. Motion by Director Prokop, sec-
onded by Director Matt to approve the
August minutes. Motion carried unani-
mously.
FINANCIAL REPORT:
A. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Casey
Krogman, $56.61; Marion Matt, $56.61;
Veryl Prokop, $56.61; West
River/Lyman-Jones RWS, $1,000.00;
Pennington County Courant, $31.52;
Lyman County Herald, $69.56; Murdo
Coyote, $39.71; Todd County Tribune,
$36.58; Pioneer Review, $35.41; Kadoka
Press, $77.71. Motion by Director Matt,
seconded by Director Prokop to approve
the District bills. Motion carried unani-
mously.
B. DISTRICT FINANCIAL STATUS
REPORT: The financial status of the Dis-
trict to date was previously sent to the
Board. A copy of the August Financial
Report is on file at the District office in
Murdo. Motion by Director Prokop, sec-
onded by Director Matt to approve the
August Financial Report. Motion carried
unanimously.
REPORTS:
A. MANAGER'S REPORT: Manager
Fitzgerald presented his September re-
port to the Board. Motion by Director
Matt, seconded by Director Prokop to ap-
prove the Manager’s Report. Motion car-
ried unanimously.
B. OTHER REPORTS: None
ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, the
meeting was adjourned at 8:15 A.M.
(MT).
ATTEST:
_________________
Amy Kittelson,
Recording Secretary
______________
Casey Krogman,
Vice-Chairman
Published October 18, 2012 , at the total
approximate cost of $25.02.
NOTICE OF
DEADLINE
FOR VOTER REGISTRATION
Voter registration for the General Elec-
tion to be held on Tuesday, November 6,
2012, will close on Monday, October 22,
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
“Where Do I Vote” link at www.sdsos.gov
or call the Pennington County Auditor at
605-394-2153.
Registration may be completed during
regular business hours at the county au-
ditor’s office, municipal finance office,
secretary of state’s office and those loca-
tions which provide driver’s licenses,
SNAP, TANF, WIC, military recruitment,
and assistance to the disabled as pro-
vided by the Department of Human Serv-
ices. You may contact the county auditor
to request a mail-in registration form or
access a mail-in form at www.votepen-
nco.com.
Voters with disabilities may contact the
Pennington County Auditor for informa-
tion and special assistance in voter reg-
istration, absentee voting, or polling
place accessibility.
Julie A. Pearson
Pennington County Auditor
Published October 4 & 18, 2012, at the
total approximate cost of $23.65.
NOTICE OF
HEARING
BEFORE
THE PENNINGTON COUNTY
PLANNING AND ZONING
COMMISSION
AND THE PENNINGTON COUNTY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Pennington County Planning Commis-
sion and the Pennington County Board
of Commissioners will hold a public hear-
ing to consider the following proposed or-
dinance amendment to the Pennington
County Zoning Ordinance adopted as an
adjunct to the Pennington County Com-
prehensive Plan:
OA 12-05 – Amendment to Section 400-
3-n-6 and 10, Section 500-1-a-3-a, and
Table 1.
Said hearing will be held by the Planning
Commission on Monday, October 22,
2012, at 9:00 a.m. and the Pennington
County Board of Commissioners on Fri-
day, November 9, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in
the Commissioners’ Meeting Room at
the Pennington County Courthouse,
Rapid City, South Dakota. Any interested
party may appear and be heard. Copies
of the proposed amendments may be
viewed at the Planning Department lo-
cated at 315 St. Joseph Street, Suite
118, Rapid City, South Dakota, during
regular business hours.
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 serv-
ices are available.
DAN JENNISSEN,
PLANNING DIRECTOR
JULIE A. PEARSON,
PENNINGTON COUNTY AUDITOR
Published October 18, 2012, at the total
approximate cost of $17.79.
NOTICE OF AUDIT
OF THE FISCAL AFFAIRS OF
PENNINGTON COUNTY
Notice is hereby given that the records
and books of account of Pennington
County, South Dakota, have been au-
dited by the Department of Legislative
Audit for the year ended December 31,
2011, and that a detailed report thereon
is filed with the county auditor of Pen-
nington County and the Department of
Legislative Audit in Pierre, South Dakota,
for public inspection.
The following finding and recommenda-
tions referred to in the report are hereby
listed in accordance with the provisions
of SDCL 4-11-12
CURRENT AUDIT FINDING
AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Deficiencies in the distribution of
Special Highway Fund Collections
Finding:
Pennington County did not properly dis-
tribute Special Highway Fund collections
to townships as required by South
Dakota Codified Laws (SDCL).
RECOMMENDATIONS:
1. We recommend the County properly
distribute Special Highway Fund collec-
tions to various unorganized and organ-
ized townships as required by SDCL 32-
11-6 and 32-11-7.
2. We recommend the County consult
with legal counsel to determine appropri-
ate corrective action for the incorrect dis-
tribution of collections for prior years.
Management’s Response:
Management chose not to respond to
this finding.
Martin L. Guindon,
CPA Auditor General
Department of Legislative Audit
Published October 4 & 18, 2011, at the
total approximate cost of $35.18.
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