Pennington County Courant, May 17, 2012

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Number 20 Volume 107 May 17, 2012
Wall City Council plans ribbon cutting for main street project
lance department discussed the door security that will be installed at the Ambulance building. John Kitterman stated, “The ambulance was awarded a grant in which part will be used for the door security system.” The cost will be $4,500 and Kitterman will request that the rest of the grant be used for a door security system at the fire hall. Council approved the security system for the ambulance building. Council approved to delay any action with the fire hall until the next meeting. Kitterman also informed the council, at their last ambulance meeting they voted to raise the pay for out-of-town EMTs to eight dollars an hour. The ambulance department struggled to find enough help to cover the hours in March and April. Council approved the new pay raise minus run-time for out-of -town EMTs to begin on June 1, 2012. EMS billing out of North Dakota has contacted John Kitterman about possibly using their service to collect bills. John Kitterman will look into their service and PCC Services also. Council approved a motion for Kitterman to proceed with obtaining more information. Council approved to send post cards to homeowners in Eastern Pennington County for the upcoming ambulance district election to be held July 10. Purchasing doggie bags for the park and boulevard was approved. Jan Bielmaier’s bid of $511 to hay the Wall Airport and Morning Side was approved. The Trask Memorial sign at the rodeo grounds was discussed. Council approved the sign with an emphasis it must be maintained and approved by Black Hills Federal Credit Union, Wall Lube and Public Works Director Clark. Community Center HVAC maintenance agreement will be dropped. Finance Officer Carolynn Anderson had received a complaint letter from Sleepy Hollow Campground about the train sitting idle for up to 36 hours unattended. C. Anderson had Deputy Louie Lang do a decimal reading and found the train to be under the noise ordinance amount. An e-mail will be sent to whomever with the railroad to see if the unattended train can be moved down the track or quieted down. An abatement of property tax on a mobile home will be refunded. Resolution 12-4; firemen to be paid was approved. A motion to proceed to get quotes for new doors at the library was approved. The water committee will meet to discuss bulk water rates. The pool will open on Saturday, June 2 and close Sunday, August 19. Pool employees and wages was approved. Associated Pool #4 pay request for $19,000 was approved. An Emergency Preparedness presentation will be held on Monday, May 21, at the Wall Community Center beginning at 7:00 p.m. First reading of Ordinance 12-2; city officers was approved. Finance Officer was approved for work comp. First Interstate Bank was approved as the official depository and Pennington County Courant as the official newspaper. Mayor Hahn was approved to sign all official documents on behalf of the City of Wall. Mayor Hahn was appointed as Emergency Preparedness Director. Chain of Command and location of emergency command center were approved pending the council look into coursework. Mayor Hahn was appointed airport manager. Volunteer list for the Ambulance and Fire Departments were approved. Health Insurance through the Health Pool with a 2.4 percent increase was approved. On-sale malt beverage licenses were approved for: Badlands Bar, Wall Drug Store - Backyard, Cactus Cafe, Inc., Cactus-Elkton House Restaurant, D & W Properties, Wall Drug Store, Wall Celebration Committee and Wall Rodeo-Celebration Rodeo. Package off-sale malt beverage licenses were approved for: Jodi Gallino - Corner Pantry, Moyle Petroleum - Common Cents Food Store and Wall Auto Livery. Package off-sale malt beverages and S.D. wine license was approved for the Wall Drug Store and beer garden permits was also approved. Finance Officer C. Anderson received approval to attend a Finance Officer/Human Resource school in Huron from June 12 - 15. Public Works Director Clark gave a valve update and informed the council that he will be taking time off in August. Clark who was elected to S.D. Water and Wastewater Association Board was approved to attend their meetings and to use a city vehicle. Finance Officer C. Anderson asked the council to clarify if city employees can use city time if they are called out on the fire department. The Policy Committee will review the issue. Jim Kitterman asked for approval to attend a State Fire School in Yankton to be held June 7 - 9. Council approved. Jim Kitterman is on the Pennington County Fire Service Board. City approved his appointment. Stan Anderson asked if there could be a ribbon cutting for the main street project. The cutting will happen in June at the chamber meeting. Before the Thursday, June 7 meeting, employees will be able to meet with the council one-on-one to discuss any issues. The meeting was adjourned.
Wall Mayor and Councilmen taking their oath of office at the Tuesday, May 8 Wall City Council meeting. Pictured from left to right ... Jerry Morgan, Stan Anderson, Dave Hahn and Rick Hustead. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
Mayor Dave Hahn, Councilmen Stan Anderson, Jerry Morgan and Rick Hustead took their oath of office at the Tuesday, May 8 Wall City Council meeting. Hustead was reelected President of the council and S. Anderson will serve as VicePresident. Ted Schulz with CETEC Engineering informed the council he has received the preliminary drawings for the Dakota Mill drainage issue. Schulz asked for the council to approve the plat so the final plans can be turned in. A motion to proceed with the plat and get final plans was approved with Jerry Morgan abstaining from the vote. Schulz also reviewed the plans for the aerator at the lagoon. The total project would cost $48,000. Council asked Schulz to come to the June meeting with more information. Schulz gave an update on the main street project. There is a small punch list of items to be done. Grooving and taping of the streets are being completed. Schulz presented pay estimate #7 in the amount of $304,583.65 payable to Site Work. Council approved the payment. Schulz informed the council of change order #3 which was a net decrease of $4,000. He will have another change order to finish the main street project. That order will come in below bid and estimates also. Dunker asked about putting a clock on one of the light poles. Schulz replied that it would have to be a stand alone clock. Council approved the change order. Schulz, Muth Electric, Site Works and Skull Construction donated $1,200 to buy banners for the street lights. Forest Service story walk will begin on May 31 and end August 30. Hahn asked Public Works Director Jeff Clark to contact the Forest Service to pull their signs before the city mows. The Forest Service has received good comments from the public about the storybook walk. Ryan Dinger asked the council for permission to demolish the shed at the baseball field. Dinger explained the shed is a health hazard and he has arranged for it to be hauled to the dump. Hahn preferred that the shed be given away and if no takers then hauled to the dump. The shed was declared surplus and if no takers by May 20, the shed will be destroyed. Dustin Curr with the Celebration Committee was given approval to block off main street for the Wall Celebration Parade and set the tent up on July 12 and tear it down on July 15. Norma Carson is still having issues with the property to the east of her house. She asked the council why the city attorney is not involved, since nothing is getting cleaned up. She is concerned about the property value of her place and the health issues for the people living next to her. Pete Dunker requested that Public Works Director Jeff Clark visit with the renters and ask their permission to clean up the yard. Hahn informed Carson that they can’t get ahold of the owner of the property and the city cannot go after the renters. If the issue isn’t worked out Hahn asked Carson to attend the June meeting. Building permits were approved for Dakota Mill to pour a cement pad; Wall Drug to remove trailer houses and waive the dump fee; Best Value Inn to remodel their property and a variance for roof height; Corner Pantry to pour concrete around their fuel tanks and Darwin Haerer to move a modular home into the Shearer addition. Council also accepted to withdraw the building permit for Dawn Hilgenkamp. Haerer asked the council to review their building permits on small projects so they don’t have to wait for a council meeting to be approved. S. Anderson agreed and motioned for Clark, Jim Kitterman and the Planning Committee to meet and discuss the project and bring back recommendations to the council. The motion was approved. Conditional use permits were approved for Tim Fast and Heather Schuller. Ascend Ag was also approved a Conditional use permit stipulating Preston Johnson apply the proper placard to the trailer for storing chemicals at the airport. John Kitterman with the ambu-
Governor Daugaard: Top students make SD proud
Wall School Board approves contracts for 2012 - 2013
Administrative contracts, teacher contracts, facility rent concerns and 2012 - 2013 proposed budget were a few of the items the Wall School Board discussed at their meeting held on Wednesday, May 9. The board approved the April 11 board meeting as corrected along with the special board meeting held on April 19. Angela Lytle and Terri Harris was included in the consent agenda with contracts being discussed after executive session. Glen Lakner came before the board to address concerns he had about the recent auction that was held in the school gym. Lakner was concerned with the policy that allowed this to happen. He has visited with several members of the community who also think it is not a good idea to hold funerals in the gym. Lakner said, “We pay taxes for the benefit of our students and there are other facilities available to hold these functions in.” He went on to ask, how the school board snuck this issue through, he had checked past minutes and wanted to know how did the decision occur. Lakner went on to say that a motion of why you enter into executive session and any official action based on these decisions have to be made in a public meeting. He feels that the school board stretched it some by holding a gun auction in a school. Lakner added any firearm group that wants to hold a sale in the school can do so now, he pointed out you can’t stop them. Pam Johnson was confused as to what Lakner’s question was. Lakner replied, I think you bent the law and made a motion to go into executive session without stating why. Johnson and Scot Eisenbraun both stated the decision wasn’t made in executive session, Superintendent “Dennis Rieckman has the authority to make and sign contracts” replied Eisenbraun. Lakner went on to say that a lot of people are upset by the auction. The policy needs to be changed so the gym can only be used for school purposes. When I sat on the board people couldn’t sell anything unless it was for the benefit of the students. Town is not happy the auction should have been held in the community building. Business Manager Niki Mohr informed Lakner that the town should have been happy it brought business in. Lakner summarized that the policy needs to be tighter and the school is no place to sell guns. I’m not a gun hater, I belong to the NRA and I believe in the second amendment but we need to set a better example for our kids. Rieckman and the school board will look at the policy closer. Eisenbraun thanked Lakner for coming before the board and bringing up some good points. Lytle and Harris presented an idea they have for a senior “AllNighter.” The purpose of this idea is to give graduates the option of attending an alcohol free and safe alternative to celebrate their success. Parents will know where their graduates are, know what they are doing and that they are safe while having the time of their life. Lytle and Harris will attend a senior class meeting and hand out surveys to see if any of the seniors are interested. Randall Poste informed the board of the internet safety policy that will have to be implemented by July 1, 2012. Since the school receives E-rate funding they have to be incompliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which is a federal law enacted by Congress to address concerns about access to offensive content over the Internet on school and library computers. CIPA imposes certain types of requirements on any school or library that receives funding for Internet access or internal connections from the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications technology more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. Many of the board members were not happy about the mandate but since the policy is federal policy the school will have to implement it as all schools across the nation. School board approved to cast their vote for Mark Hoefer for a position with the SDSHAA. They also approved amendment #1 for open enrollment. Mohr presented the 2012 - 2013 proposed budget with new adjustments that had to be due to new laws. The board approved the preliminary budget. Elementary Principal Chuck Sykora has not received any word back on the Blue Ribbon School application. There will be a Title One book displayed in the school and also at the library. Business Manager Mohr asked for nominations for the SDRS election. Board approved to cast their ballot for Dave Merrill. Superintendent Rieckman informed the board that they have received a quote from Kris Kitterman to paint the Powerhouse. The quote was approved. The 2012 2013 middle school/high school schedule has been completed and students will go back to eight periods a day. A motion was approved to donated the All-Around belt buckles for the Wall High School practice rodeo. The middle school/high school concert was held on Thursday, May 10, awards night is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 and graduation will be held on Saturday, May 19. The fence around the football field is completed. The board gave their consensus to have a Farmer Union Assembly for juniors and seniors from in Wall with Kadoka also attending. The board approved to remove a row of bleachers at the Powerhouse so the gymnastic equipment can be stored in that area. The 2010 - 2012 Impact Aid money has been approved and the school should receive an interim payment in the near future. Board approved administrative contracts for: Diane Geigle - SPED Director, Dan Hauk - Maintenance/Transportation/Powerhouse Supervisor, Niki Mohr- Business Manager, Randall Poste - Technology Coordinator, Dennis Rieckman - Superintendent/HS Principal, Charles Sykora - Elementary Principal/Federal Program Coordinator, Ronda Wilson - Speech Therapist. Staff contracts were approved for: Lynn Dunker - Assistant Cook, Dave Jones - Powerhouse Supervisor, Dana Luedeman - Big White Aid, Gwen McConnell - Dishwasher, Kim Morgan - Custodian, Lorayna Papousek - Title 1 Paraprofessional, Aimee Paulsen - Administrative Assistant, Kathy Rieckman - SPED Paraprofessional, Jackie Johnson Roseth SPED Aide, Heather Schreiber
Inside this week’s edition First Section Page 2 ................Letters to the Editor Page 3 ............School News Page 4 ..............Social News Page 5 .................Obituaries Page 6 ................Graduation Page 7 ................Graduation Page 8 ....................... Sports Page 9 ............... Classifieds Page 10 ..... Philip Livestock Auction Inside this week’s edition Second Section Page 11 ........ Public Notices Page 12 - 16 ...... Insurance Statements
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The entire state should celebrate the accomplishments of South Dakota’s top-preforming students, Governor Dennis Daugaard told a room of high-achieving seniors during the 22nd Annual Academic Excellence Banquet, held April 30 in Pierre. The event, hosted by Associated School Boards of South Dakota and sponsored by the South Dakota Community Foundation and Citibank, recognizes the top one percent of the 2012 graduating class. Each of the state’s public, private and tribal schools are asked to identify one student for every 100 graduating seniors. Governor Daugaard opened his address by complimenting students for their hard work and dedication. “On behalf of all South Dakotans, congratulations on your accomplishments,” he said. “We are very, very proud of you.” The governor invited the soon-tobe graduates to dream big and summon the preseverance to follow through on their aspirations. “You have the talent and ability to make big ideas a reality,” Daugaard said, adding later that talent, intelligence and education mean little without persistence and determination. Governor Daugaard called the celebration a time for thanksgiving, encouraging students to recognize all who have helped them achieve. The governor credited America’s
commitment to public education; a valuable he said was reinforced during his recent trip to Afghanistan. He also said students should be thankful to taxpayers who fund the state’s public education system and to teachers, who helped students understand the importance of learning. Governor Daugaard stressed that students should also take time to express gratitude to their parents, many of whom were in attendance with the honorees. “Lets thank mom and dad most of all,” he said. “They made it all possible.” Since 1991, the ASBSD has asked schools to identify the top one percent of the state’s graduating students to be recognized at the Academic Excellence Recognition Banquet. Schools are encouraged to choose students based on academic criteria, such as gradepoint average and scores on college readiness tests. Parents and high school principals are invited to accompany each student to share in the celebration. This year, approximately 550 students, parents and educators attended the event. Associated School Boards of South Dakota is a private, nonprofit association representing more than 850 local school board members, the 150 school districts they govern and the students they serve. Our mission is: Partnering, Advocating, Leading.
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- SPED Aide/Web Page Designer, Stacy Stewart - Title 1 Aide, Cindy Weaver - Head Cook and Suzanne Westby - Secretary. A motion to approve teacher contracts was approved by Eisenbraun, Spencer Cordes, Carolynn Anderson, Williams, Kevin Bielmaier and Trask. Johnson voted “No,” she felt the school should not be hiring a new teacher. Teacher contracts were approved for: Mark Ammann, Kent Anderson, Brenda Carmichael, Andrea Christiansen, Shawn Cutler, David Ermish, Kelly Frentz, Diane Geigle, Mary Grayot, Anita Heathershaw, Dani Herring, Ashley Kier, Stuart Kitterman, Lola Kleinschmit, Cheryl Lester, Rachel McConaghy, Karol Patterson, Pandi Pittman, Randall Poste, Michelle Ruland, Kelli Sundall, Jeanine Sykora, Marlie Trask, Samra Trask, Lori Walker and Susan Willis. Activity contracts were approved for: Mark Ammann - Head Golf Coach, Kent Anderson - Head Football Coach and Assistant Boys Basketball, Andrea Christiansen 7 - 12 Vocal music, and Instrumental music, Heidi Coller - Head Gymnastics Coach, Ryan Dinger Head Boys Basketball Coach, David Ermish - Head Middle School Football Coach, Assistant Track Coach and Athletic Director, Diane Geigle - Sophomore Class Advisor, Dani Herring - FFA Advisor and Head Volleyball Coach, John Hess - Head Girls Basketball Coach, Ashley Kier - Assistant Girls Basketball Coach, Stuart Kitterman - Assistant Golf Coach, Dana Luedeman - Assistant Volleyball Coach and High School Youth to Youth Advisor, Niki Mohr - Head Junior High Basketball Coach, Karol Patterson - Head Track Coach, Elementary Student Council Advisor and Cross Country Coach, Pandi Pittman - Freshmen Class Advisor, Assistant Junior High Volleyball Coach and Multi Media, Randall Poste - NHS Co-Advisor, Heather Schreiber Yearbook Advisor and Junior Class Co-Advisor, Wayne Shull - Assistant Football Coach, Stacy Stewart - Head Junior High Volleyball Coach, Assistant Junior High Bas-
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Wall School Board approves contracts for 2012 - 2013
ketball Coach, Head Junior High Track Coach, Samra Trask - Senior Class Co-Advisor, Ronda Wilson Student Council and Senior Class Advisor and Connie Wolf - FCCLA. WASP wages was approved for Mandi McDonnell, Jackie Johnson Roseth and Amy Zebroski. Resignation requests were approved for Shawn Cutler - Junior High Boys Basketball, Chelsea Christians - Assistant Gymnastics and Lorayna Papousek - Middle School Youth to Youth, all with regret. With no other business the meeting was adjourned.
SDHSAA recognizes “Outstanding” high school student councils
The South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) announced that 25 South Dakota high school student councils have been recognized as being “Outstanding Student Councils” for the 2011-12 school year. This is the 22nd year this statewide program has been sponsored by the SDHSAA to recognize those South Dakota high school student councils that meet or exceed the rigorous standards of excellence that are necessary to achieve the “Outstanding Student Council” designation. Student councils that achieve this recognition can best be described as being very active within their school and community throughout the school year. Outstanding Councils excel in having a well-rounded program of activities and projects which benefit both their school and their community throughout the school year. The "SDHSAA Outstanding Student Council" program requires each participating student council to complete a self-evaluation of their organizational structure and their successful completion of projects in a variety of areas. The evaluation also considers the involvement of the student council in their school and community. James Weaver, SDHSAA Assistant Executive Director, stated "The High School Activities Association recognizes the student councils that have met the stringent standards and criteria demanded by this program. The 25 student councils that have been recognized this year, are well organized, highly motivated and have met the rigorous standards necessary to be declared outstanding. The self-evaluation focuses on the structure of the student council as well as the positive involvement of the student council in the activities of their school and community.” To be recognized as an “Outstanding Student Council”, each council was involved in projects in the areas such as "Community and School Service", "Health, Safety or Chemical Awareness", "Education”, "Leadership”. Completion of projects in a wide range of areas was necessary to fulfill a variety of goals for the student council. Each school receiving the "SDHSAA Outstanding Student Council" award has demonstrated a desire for self-improvement and individual growth by participating in leadership workshops and conventions, as well as other educational programs. The 2011-12 “SDHSAA Outstanding Student Council” Award recipients are: Wall High School, Advisors: Ronda Wilson and Molly Lytle.
Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor, The way we raise and educate our children is important to everyone in our community, state and nation. It effects the youngest child to the most elderly person. It is obvious how it effects children, but how does it effect the rest of us? As the saying goes, “Our children are our future.” What and how our children learn will have a lasting effect on them for the rest of their lives. They will become our future doctors, teachers, service providers, etc. How well our future leaders are developed will determine the quality of life we all will have. I have no doubt most every parent and educator wants the best for our young people. What is best for them may be the real question we must ask ourselves. About 30 years ago some well intended but miss guided people, came up with a plan to elevate this nation’s test scores to better compete with other industrial nations around the globe. Their plan was to raise every child’s self-esteem. The theory was, if our children thought better of themselves, that would equate to better work in the classroom thus having higher standardized test scores. This may be good in theory but it has had a negative effect on our children. First, they did not distinguish between self-concept and self-esteem. Many use these term interchangeably but there is a difference. Secondly, they falsified the children’s self-concept. No matter the quality of work that was done, the adults told the children they had done well. This began over 25 years ago on the West Coast and has now spread across our nation. Our children are growing up not knowing what a “good job” really is. I have witnessed these changes over the course of my educational career. There are ways of combating this situation we now find ourselves in but it will take everyone’s efforts to do so. As adults, we owe it to our children and ourselves to raise and educate our children so they can truly be successful in their lifetimes. /s/ Gale Patterson Wall, SD
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SD Farm Bureau joins in Mississippi’s River Basin case
The South Dakota Farm Bureau has joined with 13 other state Farm Bureaus and the American Farm Bureau Federation, along with 16 other national and regional agricultural organizations, in filing a motion to intervene in a lawsuit which could have significant impacts in the 31-state Mississippi River Basin. The groups are asking to intervene in Gulf Restoration Network, et al. v. Jackson, et al, a lawsuit seeking to force the Environmental Protection Agency to establish federal numeric nutrient water quality standards for all states in the Mississippi River Basin. The resolution of the lawsuit could be significant for farmers, municipalities and others because numeric nutrient standards could lead to more costly and stringent limits on nutrient runoff to waters that ultimately contribute to the Mississippi River. Under the Clean Water Act, states may use either “narrative” or “numeric” standards as a method for determining water quality. Most states in the Mississippi River Basin use narrative standards, such as “no nutrients at levels that cause a harmful imbalance of aquatic populations.” However, if this lawsuit is successful, EPA would be forced to override existing state standards with federal water quality standards and to express those standards as specific numeric limits on nutrients. SD Farm Bureau President Scott VanderWal said, "This lawsuit is an attempt to use the federal courts to force the EPA to regulate something that affects 40 percent of the U.S. land mass. Setting appropriate standards is a complex and difficult scientific task, and we believe that states are in a far better position than the federal government to set these standards." According to AFBF President Bob Stallman, "Farmers have no reason to believe that EPA could establish scientifically defensible standards for any one state, much less for 40 percent of the U.S. land mass.” According to AFBF, there are limited circumstances under which the Clean Water Act allows EPA to step in the place of a state government to establish federal water quality standards. The organization is seeking to intervene in the lawsuit to clarify those limitations to the federal District Court in Louisiana, where the case is being heard. “Farmers and their state governments in the Mississippi River Basin have worked successfully for years to minimize nutrient runoff and will continue to do so,” said Stallman. “But we oppose a topdown, one-size-fits-all approach.” VanderWal added, "We have seen instances in the past where EPA settles a lawsuit with plaintiffs, and science and common sense are ignored. Farm Bureau is working to provide agriculture a seat at the table to negotiate the future of agricultural production." Other state Farm Bureaus intervening in the lawsuit are Arkansas; Illinois; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; Oklahoma; Tennessee; and Wyoming.
April 2012, Pennington County Sheriff’s report
During the month of April 2012, the Pennington County Sheriff's Office recorded the following statistics in and around the community of Wall: Time City hours: . . . . . . . . . . . . .346.75 City hrs other deputies . . .111.00 Total City hours . . . . . .457.75 Training hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.00 Vacation/Sick hrs . . . . . . . . . .0.00 County hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.00 # of times called out/Hrs . . . .0.00 Arrest Warrants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Non-Warrants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Calls For Service Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Alcohol Violations . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Animal Complaints . . . . . . . . . . .4 Assaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Assist Other Agencies . . . . . . . . .7 Attempt to Locate . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Civil Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Community Activity . . . . . . . . .20 Coroner Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 DPP/Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Extra Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209 Fire Medical Assist . . . . . . . . . . .0 Follow-up Investigation . . . . . .12 Found or Lost Property . . . . . . .4 Calls for Service Keep the Peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Minor Consuming . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Murder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Robbery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Runaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 School Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 SOLV Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Suicide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Suspicious Activity . . . . . . . . . . .4 Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Weapons Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Welfare Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 911 Hang up Calls . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Civil Patrol Attempted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Served . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 City Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Traffic Activity Citations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Injury Accidents . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Non-Injury Accident . . . . . . . . . .1 DUI's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Motorist Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 School Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Skate/Bike Citation . . . . . . . . . .0 Skate/Bike Warning . . . . . . . . . .0 Speed Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Vehicle/Parking Comp . . . . . . .11 Please feel free to visit with Deputies Louis Lange, Darren Ginn, Sgt. Dustin Morrison, Lt. Kraig Wood or Capt. Corey Brubakken with any questions or concerns related to law enforcement in and around the Wall Community.
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Voter registration deadline is nearing
South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant reminded voters today that Monday, May 21st marks the voter registration deadline for South Dakotans who intend to vote in the June 5th Primary Election. “With a presidential election in 2012 along with a congressional contest, and many legislative and local races, I expect a lot of registrations,” said South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant. “Since January 1st, 6,350 people have registered to vote, and as of May 1st, there are currently a total of 511,038 South Dakotans registered to vote.” “If you are not a registered voter and want to participate in the Primary Election on June 5th, you have until Monday to register to vote,” Gant said. “Democrats can vote on a statewide US Congressional candidate as well as a number of legislative district races. Republicans can vote on the Presidential candidate where all of the candidates are still on the ballot as well as numerous legislative district races. Independents may vote on the Democrat ballot or on a non-political ballot if one is available. Libertarian, Constitution, and Americans Elect registered voters may only vote on a non-political ballot if one is available.” “Otherwise, on June 5th, South Dakota has several county, municipal and school elections in some locations throughout the state.” Those who are registered to vote by the end of the business day May 21 will be eligible to vote for the nominations of political and nonpolitical candidates for public offices as well as to elect officials to party offices in the June 5th, Primary Election.
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Nicole Eisenbraun (sophomore at Wall High School) attended the 2012 Governor’s Leadership Luncheon at USD on May 12th. The event is sponsored by The University of South Dakota, the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership and the USD Foundation to recognize future leaders. The event honors outstanding high school sophomores from SD, MN, and NE. Nominated by officials at their school, students are recognized for their contributions in and out of the classroom and for their potential to be future leaders of their school, community, state, and nation. Congratulations Nicole! ~Courtesy Photo
School News
BHFCU student of the month
Section A •Pennington County Courant • May 17, 2012•
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D.A.R.E. third and fourth essay winners
The Wall fifth grade class graduated from the D.A.R.E. program on Wednesday, May 2. Terel Eisenbraun won first place and Jaicee Williams essay came in second. Below is the third and fourth place winners. Third place essay winner of the D.A.R.E. program was Jack Ermish. I just finished the D.A.R.E. training class with Deputy McPherson. I learned that D.A.R.E. has two different meanings. In the decisionmaking model, for you D: Define (Describe the problem, challenge or opportunity.) The A you: Assess (What are your choices?) Next you R: Respond (Make a choice, use the facts and information you have gathered.) Last E: (Review your decision, did you make good choices.) The other definition of D.A.R.E. is D-Drug, A-Abuse, R-Resistance and E-Education. I thought D.A.R.E. was fun and the things I learned is smoking marijuana causes breathing problems. I have learned that marijuana users have more colds and upper respiratory problems and it can affect your brain and body. An example is: short term memory loss and loss of concentration. Another thing I learned is that it slows coordination and reflexes. It affects your ability to judge distance, speed and reaction time. These are important in sports or even riding a bike. Facts about marijuana are the use of marijuana can be addictive. There is more tar in marijuana smoke than in tobacco, and it can cause cancer. Also it is illegal in the USA. Another thing I learned in D.A.R.E. is that alcohol slows down the brain and body. Examples are: loss of coordination and loss of selfcontrol. Alcohol is illegal for people under 21. Alcohol affects teen bodies more severely than in adults in school and in sports. Overall the skills I have learned are to say no to alcohol, tobacco and drugs. I have also learned to walk away from a person that is trying to be mean and peer pressure you. I have learned to tell an adult when you see people do drugs. I, Jack Allen, pledge to make wise decisions about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. I will not say yes to drugs. I will tell an adult if I see someone doing drugs. If I see beer bottles anywhere I will tell an adult. I will not smoke tobacco and I will not smoke marijuana. Shelby Ruland and Jacob Bielmaier tied for fourth place. Shelby’s wrote: In D.A.R.E. I learned that you don’t have to drink or do drugs to be cool. I really like D.A.R.E. because it teaches kids not to do drugs, smoke or drink. It also teaches you how to say no to those things. When you make good choices you can have a better future. D.A.R.E. stands for Define, Asses, Respond and Evaluate. It also stands for Drug, Abuse, Resistance and Education. In D.A.R.E. I learned that tobacco, alcohol and drugs can be very harmful. Sometimes they don’t just hurt you but often the people around you too! Other people can pressure you to smoke, drink or do drugs. Those people could be anyone you know. Deputy McPherson said that you should say no then walk away. Once you found out that they do drugs stay away from them or tell an adult. There are 80 percent of eighth graders that do not drink alcohol, according to the national survey. Drugs can affect your school life and social life. Your grades could slip and your old friends could not want to hang out with you anymore. Your new friends could pressure you by telling you it is cool to do drugs. You can also pressure yourself when nobody is even around you. We also learned how much alcohol advertisement there is around us. Even little kids have seen the ads. In these 12 weeks I learned it is important to make good choices in our lives. If you make really bad choices like drinking under age it can affect you when you are older. I really like D.A.R.E. because it helped me understand drugs and tobacco and how harmful they can be. It teaches you to know if you have a good friend or not. You can know if you are a good friend or not too. It teaches you how you can be smart about drugs and if you see drugs, not to mess with it and tell an adult. I pledge not to drink or not to smoke under aged. I agree not to do drugs or to get high. I will use the skills that I learned in D.A.R.E. Thanks to D.A.R.E. I know that if you get addicted to these things it might not turn out so well. Jacob Bielmaier wrote: I completed the D.A.R.E. course not too long ago. D.A.R.E. stands for Define, Access, Response and Evaluate. D.A.R.E. can have lots of different ways to say it, but this is the D.A.R.E. decision-making model and that’s what we talked about in D.A.R.E. this year for the past few weeks. There are 12 weeks of D.A.R.E. and so fair I have learned a lot. The thing we talked about was wise decision making and peer pressure. In D.A.R.E. we had problems that half the class would get together in two groups and solve it by using the D.A.R.E. decisionmaking model. We also learned peer pressure and how to handle situations like that. When Deputy McPherson would come on Thursday, he taught us what to do when you come across drugs. D.A.R.E. is a good example for everyone to think about for young and old people. It was also a very fun experience because we worked together to make a group agreement. For the 45 minutes that Deputy McPherson is in our class every week we learned a lot. One other thing we talked about is alcohol and drug advertisements. He told us to see how many signs and advertisements on drugs and alcohol we can find over the weekend. I found quite a few. Don’t ever smoke, chew, inhale or do drugs. They cause cancer, shortage of breathe, effects lots of things in your body and even death. There are about 3,000 nonsmokers each year that die from second hand smoking. In tobacco there are over 200 known poisons in cigarette smoke. The other D.A.R.E. model is: Drug, Abuse, Resistance and Education. That means DON’T DO DRUGS or MAKE BAD DECISIONS. There are 10.8 out of eighth graders that smoke tobacco. That is why: I pledge to make wise decisions about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Middle school student of the month
Black Hills Financial Services located at Black Hills Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Ryder Wilson has been selected as May’s student of the month. Ryder is looking forward to being a Senior this fall at Wall High School. He is very active in Football, Golf, Band, Youth to Youth, Choir, National Honor Society and Drama. Ryder was recently selected as the State Student Council President, an honor rarely received by a small school and only the second selection from Western South Dakota. Ryder is looking forward to the Region Golf Tournament, hopefully they will make it to State. When Ryder isn’t in School he volunteers in Catholic Youth Group, Community Cleanups and enjoys being an Umpire for Little League Baseball. This summer Ryder looks forward to working at Best Western. After he graduates from High School, he plans on attending College for Law or Communications. Ryder is the son of Kevin & Ronda Wilson. Congratulations Ryder from Black Hills Financial Services! ~Courtesy Photo
Madisen Grenstiner is the Wall Middle School student of the month for May 2012. Madisen is in sixth grade and is a great student. She is always friendly, caring, and respectful. She works hard in school and always strives to do her best. Madisen participates in many activities including basketball, baseball, jujitsu, piano lessons, and singing lessons. Madisen is the daughter of Travis and Ramona Grenstiner. Kent Jordan from First Interstate Bank presented Madisen with a First Interstate Bank sweatshirt and bag. Congratulations Madisen! ~Photo Laurie Hindman
We’re making music: Elementary concert
Science scores still near top, though relatively unchanged
South Dakota eighth-grade students are ahead of their peers when it comes to the latest science scores – which are good, but virtually unchanged – as measured by the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress. “There are some very good things happening,” said South Dakota Secretary of Education Melody Schopp. “Our students continue to perform well, but we can’t get complacent and allow ourselves to rest on our laurels.” The assessment results, released earlier today, show that just one state – North Dakota – scored significantly higher than South Dakota’s average scale score of 162. Eight states – including Minnesota, Montana, Massachusetts and Colorado – scored statistically the same as South Dakota. Scores are based on a 300-point scale, and this is only the second time the current science framework has been assessed. When the NAEP science test was last administered in 2009, North Dakota was again at the top, but South Dakota was matched in scoring by only five states. The national average is 151, a slight improvement from 149 in 2009. South Dakota’s average score is up one point, although the differential is defined as not being statistically significant. The scores of South Dakota’s Hispanic students improved significantly, making a 16-point jump in just two years. And 65 percent of South Dakota’s students eligible for free and reduced-price lunches scored at or above basic, compared to just 48 percent nationally. South Dakota’s gender gap in science remains. A significant gap also exists at the national level, with boys continuing to outperform their female counterparts in the area of science. For more information, visit the NAEP Report Card website.
Wall fifth grade band preparing for their concert held on Monday, May 7. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
Wall Elementary musicians performed for the audience on Monday, May 7. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
A Celebration of Performance was presented by the Wall Elementary students on Monday, May 7. The annual spring concert featured the fifth grade band playing Frere Jacques and the Regal March under the direction of Ms. Andrea Christiansen. The band consists of: Flute - Meghan Patterson and Shelby Ruland, Bass Clarinet Cash Wilson, Alto Sax - Cooper McConaghy and Jayton McKay, Bari Sax- Cooper McLaughlin, Trumpet - Terel Eisenbraun, Jack Ermish and Mercede Hess, Trombone Sage Gabriel, Tuba - Raiden Crawford and Percussion - Victoria Poor Bear and Jaicee Williams. Kindergarten - sixth grade sang Play that Music and I Hear Music Everywhere. The Foley artists were featured in these selections. Months of the Year and Days of the Week were sung in Spanish and led by Mrs. Diane Geigle. The fifth and sixth grade classes performed Music, Music accompanied by the Recorder Karate Orange Belts players: Aidan Brunneman, Breanna McConnell, Samantha Deutscher, Ava Dinger, Lexi Dunker, Paisley Godfrey, Sierra Hilgenkamp and Nathan Law. The song Move, Move, Move displayed their dancing abilities. We Go Together was sang with great robust by the second grade class. Do the Jive and Obladi Oblada demonstrated the third and fourth graders singing and dancing talents. Who could resist taping their toes while the first graders sang One Green Jelly Bean. Elephants have Wrinkles was executed with brilliance by the kindergarten class. The last two songs I Wish You Music and Music is Always There brought the curtain down on another year of talented performers from the Wall Elementary School. 2012 contest results. Instrumental Superiors: Cameron Ausmann, Paisley Godfrey, Madi Grenstiner, Mercede Hess, Cooper McConaghy, Aaron Moschell, Meghan Patterson, Lilly Wagner, Jaicee Williams (two) and a duet by Meghan Patterson and Shelby Ruland. Instrumental Excellents: Raiden Crawford, Ash Grenstiner, Katy Humphrey, Andrew Law and Cooper McLaughlin. Vocal Superiors: Madison Grenstiner, Mercede Hess, Cooper McLaughlin, Shelby Ruland, Jaicee Williams and Sierra Wilson. Vocal Excellent: Aaron Moschell.
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Wall News
Gathered by Frances Poste Delbert Sebade, Marilyn Ivers and Debbie Bryan all attended the Wall United Methodist Church on Sunday. Afterwords, Delbert and Marilyn had Mother's Day dinner with Tom Eddings at Wall Drug. Garrett, Holly, Brody, Hadley and Debbie Bryan enjoyed Mother's Day dinner at Fat Boys. Merlin and Betty Crown were in Aberdeen the past weekend for their granddaughter’s confirmation. BreAnna Hauge was confirmed at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. There were thirty-three confirmands. A very impressive event. Hope all mothers out there enjoyed their special day on sunday. The weather certainly cooperated — a beautiful day! Anita Petersen, Darin and Kelsie Naescher took Edith Paulsen out to lunch on Sunday. After lunch, the “girls” took a drive south of Kadoka to see Brett and Tammy Prang’s studio and shop of “Incredible Metal”. They always have a “work in progress” — very interesting. Michelle Lamphere came down from Rapid City on Sunday and took her Grandma Frances out for lunch. Three games of Scrabble filled the afternoon. Tracy Seutter called from Scottsdale, while Michelle was there so she got to talk to Tracy, too. Tracy said they just got home from golfing and the temperature was 96°. Not my idea of fun! A lot of mothers were taken out to lunch on Sunday — Laura Jean Gunn and Bernice and Frank Anderson were joined by Rod and Gloria Gunn, Wayne and Gwen Davis and Craig Anderson. Congratulations go out to Kristy Heathershaw and Landon Stout as they were married on Friday, May 11th, in a ceremony at the St. Patrick’s Church, Wall. There was a practice rodeo at the rodeo grounds, Wall, on Saturday. It’s the beginning of that season. Living on the edge of Wall, looking over the beautiful scenery of the Badlands, has its perks. Alice Mettler has some wonderful pictures on her phone of three adult big horn sheep strolling across her yard! Now that is up front and personal. Viola Williams got home on Saturday after being gone for three weeks. After her knee surgery, she spent two weeks for therapy. Glad to hear you are home, Viola and doing well! Mary Jane Doyle met Barb Croell in Rapid City on Wednesday and enjoyed an early Mother’s Day lunch. Marilyn Keyser is now in Dallas, Texas, with son Jay and family and will continue her cancer treatment there. Her address is PO Box 45, Wasta, SD 57791. Bill Leonard made Kay’s Mother’s Day so special — out to dinner and toured the Black Hills. A baptism took place at the Methodist Church on Sunday during worship service. Presley Jane, infant daughter of Ryan and Amanda Kjerstad, was the recipient. Congratulations to the family. Mark, Darlene and Amanda Poste spent Mother’s Day out in the country. The grass is growing so it was time to mow the yard. They stopped in Wall to visit Frances on their way home to Rapid City in late afternoon. Wall High School Class of 2012 will have their Baccalaureate and Graduation this coming Saturday, May 19th. Congratulations go out to all of them! College at SDSU is out for the summer for Dusty Botz of Brookings. He is back working for Western Area Power of Watertown, as he did last summer. Belated birthday greetings to
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Avis Lassegard as she celebrated her 90th on May 9th. Avis lives in Rapid City but at one time was a resident of Wall. I believe the McDonnell twin brothers turn 101 years old on May 15th. May we extend birthday greetings to Tom and Vern! Rob and Alicia Kjerstad of Rapid City, hosted a brunch on Mother’s Day. Guests were Don, Monica and Evelyn Kjerstad and a friend of Evelyn’s from her apartment building, Elaine Witt. The “Easy Reader’s” Book Club met Monday evening at the home of Karen Poppe. Kathy Fremstad was co-hostess. Nine members were in attendance to enjoy the food and hear about Sandy Feller’s recent trip to New York City and some of the New England States. Very interesting. Rapid City Class of 1951 held their monthly luncheon yesterday (Monday). Kay Leonard attended from Wall. Feels like summer with the warm temperatures but it is getting dry. that may sound like a broken record but continue to pray for rain. Sue Silver, of Trenton, MI has spent a few days at the "Elk Creek Trask" residence while visiting her daughter Sam. Kenny and Janet Wilson cele-
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brated Mother’s Day visiting friends and family at Hot Springs and Angostura Dam. The kind citizens wish you a nice week.
Five Generations
Daily Lunch Specials
May 17th: Indian Taco May 18th: Chimichanga
w/Mexican Rice May 21st: Mushroom Swiss Burger w/Pistachio Salad May 22nd: Steak Tips over Rice w/California Blend Vegetables May 23rd: Chicken Enchilada w/Tossed Salad
Elm Springs News
Submitted by Matthew J. Trask The kind citizens spent a fun week branding calves and going to graduations. Lonnie Arneson and Terri Ramsdell went to Rapid City, Saturday, to witness the graduation of Lauren Ramsdell from the Surgery Tech Program of Western Dakota Tech. Afterwards, they had a reception and party at the Rapid City KOA. And Lynn and Sandy Fields attended the same graduation where their son Jason graduated at the top of his class in the Fire Science program, getting a 3.95 GPA and being one of 24 Outstanding Graduates. Peggy Gravatt spent part of the week on the South Dakota Information Center Bus Tour which visited the Black Hills. On Saturday, Larry and Peggy attended granddaughter Madi's dance recital at the Civic Center in Rapid City. In addition, they helped Brad and Jes move another trailerload of belongings to their new home in Rapid City. Kelli and Emily Linn attended Kaley Brunsch's dance recital at the Civic Center in Rapid City on Sunday, afterwards having lunch with Jamey and April Brunsch. Morris and Shirrise Linn hosted Matt and Patty Joe Trask, Wednesday morning. Shirrise went to Rapid City, Thursday, to keep a doctors appointment and have lunch with Tiff Knuppe and Melissa Byrne. The Morris Linns went to Rally Day in Sturgis on Friday and afterwards had lunch with Shane and Lana Grubl. On Saturday, Shirrise, Kassandra and Grandma Jean Linn went to the Dance Recital at the Civic Center. Larry and Peggy Gravatt sat right in front of them. Clyde Arneson visited the Morris Linn residence, Sunday morning. John Paul Trask arrived home from seminary in Washington, DC on Tuesday, having taken some time getting there. Matt and Patty Joe Trask visited the "Upland Trasks" on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, Nick and Julie Trask left for Ft. Collins, CO. On Thursday, while Pat, RoseMary, Steph, John Paul, 21 year old Austin, Gemma, Maria and Celine made their way to Ft. Collins, Nick participated in Julie's Hooding Ceremony, which does not involve falcons or the Ku Klux Klan, but apparently is a tradition for graduates of Veterinary school. The rest of the "Upland Trasks" arrived Thursday night and went to dinner at a Greek themed restaurant, where handholding young women danced around at breakneck speed while people threw plates at the wall. Or at least that's what Austin remembers. Friday morning, all of the "Upland Trasks" mentioned above were on hand to witness Julie's graduation from Vet School. Afterwards they had breakfast with George Deering of Ft. Collins and Sally Mickelson of Colorado Springs. Most of them left Friday afternoon, but Nick, Steph and Julie stayed to move furniture and effects from Julie's old house in Ft. Collins to Gemma's new house in Chadron, NE. Nick, Steph and Julie arrived home Saturday night. On Sunday, the "Upland Trasks" hosted a party for Julie's graduation and also to celebrate the somewhat forgotten achievement of Joseph Trask, who graduated from SDSU recently.
Williams Generation: top picture: standing Father Brady Huether, Fort Collins, CO; in front: Grandmother Stacy Keyser, Wall, Greatgreat-grandfather Lynn Williams, Wall, holding Maximilian Huether of Fort Collins, and Great-grandmother Cleo Williams, Rapid City. Keyser Generation: bottom picture: standing Grandmother Stacy Keyser, Wall, and Father Brady Huether, Fort Collins; in front: Greatgreat-grandfather Dale Keyser, Wall, holding Maximilian Huether of Ft. Collins, and Great-grandfather Kirby Keyser, Wall.
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When: Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Tours will be held June 4th – Sept. 3th, 2012 Starting at 1:00 p.m. (MT)
Where: National Grasslands Visitor Center 708 Main Street, Wall, SD 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. short program in theater, then travel I-90 East to Exit 116, south side of the road, 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Ranger lead talk about D-09 missile silo.
Questions call 605-433-5552 or 605-279-2125
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Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Valhalla, a historic cabin in Custer State park, will again be opened to the public for the summer season. “I’m pleased to open this rustic landmark to the public,” the Governor said. “Valhalla is truly a gem in the heart of one of the most spectacular state parks in the nation.” The cabin will be available on a limited basis for public tours, day rentals, business meetings and retreats. Public tours will begin during the state park system’s annual Open-House Weekend May 18-20; thereafter, tours will be allowed two Mondays each month, through September. Dates for public tours are: June 11 and 25, July 9 and 23, August 13 and 27, September 10 and 17. Those interested in seeing the cabin need only show up between the hours of 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.; no reservations are needed. During Open-House Weekend, visitors can view Valhalla from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, May 18; from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19; from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. Day rentals will be available on Tuesdays through Thursdays for meetings and retreats for a daily charge. Reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance by calling (toll-free) 1-888-8750001. A deposit is required. Valhalla was built in the late 1920s by U.S. Sen. Peter Norbeck, who is considered the “Father of Custer State Park.” Prior to 2011, use of Valhalla had been limited to South Dakota governors and their guests. Gov. Daugaard opened Valhalla last year for limited public use and viewing. To help preserve and limit wear and tear on the historic cabin, more extensive public access is not allowed.
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Ora Kieffer____________________________________ Obituaries additions, installing a filling staland, Ora was preceded in death by tion, a large addition to the store, a son, Floyd Kieffer; her parents; Doris Sherburne_________________________________ and living quarters. In 1966, the and three brothers, Harry, Charles State Highway purchased their and Frank Sheely.
Services for SherDoris burne, Gillette, Wyo., formerly of Kadoka, S.D., were held May 16, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Gillette with Joel Pastor Wright officiating. Interment followed at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Mrs. Sherburne, age 92, passed away at the Pioneer Manor on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Doris Marian Elliott was born May 22, 1919 at Frederick to George and Mary Elliott. She graduated from Barnard Consolidated High School at Barnard in 1937. Doris received her bachelor of science degree in education from Northern State University at Aberdeen in 1941. She taught in the High School in Howard for two years and then spent a year in California doing office work at a manufacturing plant in Sunnyvale. On July 12, 1944, she married John H. Sherburne at Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls, Texas. She then worked in offices or had teaching positions as they moved to various military posts during John's time in the Army Air Corps during World War 11. In 1946, after John’s honorary discharge, they moved to Belvidere where Doris taught in the Belvidere High School. After a couple years there, they made the decision to move to the family farm where they lived until 1982 when she and John retired to Kadoka. She taught several years at the Wanblee Public School and Wanblee Day Schools. She and John had a very special, loving marriage for 50 years. Doris was a member of the Wanblee Ladies Aid, served on the county library board for many years and was a 4-H leader. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star where she served as a Past Worthy Matron. She also belonged to the Tri County Senior Citizens organization. She organized community fundraising card parties for the American Heart Association for many years. Doris loved to garden and always had the best vegetables and beautiful flowers. She enjoyed playing cards, reading, sewing, quilting, baking and crocheting. Each of her children and grandchildren received one of her beautiful crocheted afghans. Doris always had many wonderful Scottish-Irish sayings which delighted her grandchildren. She was a marvelous cook and enjoyed collecting and reading cookbooks. There was always room for one more around her table and always cookies in the cookie jar. Doris is survived by four sons, Richard John (Bonnita) Sherburne of Omaha, Neb., Andrew George (Lana) Sherburne of Ft. Collins, Colo., Bruce Lee (Sally) Sherburne of Sioux Falls, and James Elliott (Marla) Sherburne of Kirksville, Mo.; two daughters, Sandra Kay (Dave) Olsen of Gillette, Wyo., and Susan Mary (Earland) Thompson of Riverton, Wyo.; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean Rahja of Aberdeen; two sisters-in-law, Mabel Clark of Armour and Isabelle Jacobson of Pierre; and many nieces and nephews, as well as other relatives and friends. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, John; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Betty Elliott; a sister, Evelyn Elliott; a brother-in-law, Gilbert Rahja; and two nephews, William Elliott Jr., and Todd VanDerWerff. Memorial and condolences can be sent in her name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th St. Gillette, Wyoming 82716 or condolences via the Internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com. business so they could construct Highway 16. They moved to Rapid City until June 1973, when they moved back to Midland. Her husband, Orland, preceded her in death on March 11, 1988. She continued to make her home in Midland, until moving into the Philip Nursing Home, where she has since resided. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Ervin of Denver, Colo.; one grandson, Michael Stark of Springfield, Miss.; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Kieffer of Bossier City, La.; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, OrClosed casket visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Open Bible Church in Midland, with Pastor Andy Blye officiating. Ushers are George Stroppel and Tyler Nemec. Pallbearers are Gene Jones, Randy Nemec, Reuben Vollmer, Jr., Dean Block, Dick Nemec and Roy Hunt. Interment will be at the Midland Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com
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Submitted by Lloyd & Margee Willey Kelly Green and Kale Lytle were busy with track meets in Rapid City, the 8th, was BIG! Lloyd and I attended, had good seats for watching other events while waiting for “our kids”. With so many schools participating (14 at least) there was always something going on. Kale ran in the distance events. Kelly in the 100 and distance. The week finished with meets in Kadoka, Friday and Saturday. Congratulations Kale and Kelly on a job well done! Wasta Volunteers from the Fire Department donated their time to burn our burn pit. Lot of branches and assorted yard waste had pretty much filled the pit. Volunteers, Tom Carter and Shane Green had some unexpected surprises as the fire burned down some. The pit is now closed for use until volunteers can get it cleaned out. That will happen Saturday, the 19th. If you can help be at the Community Hall at 9:00 a.m. or just go to the burn pit. Help is always needed and appreciated. As our general Wasta clean-up was postponed to the 19th, all help is also appreciated. We will meet at the Community Hall at 9:00 a.m. to go through town. A few words about Marilyn Keyser - she is under going treatment for lung cancer and will be at her son’s home near Dallas through the summer. Keep her in our thoughts and prayers - that is powerful medicine and readily available. Cards mailed to Wasta will be forwarded. When we get her permanent address we will share. We didn’t get with Marilyn this winter in Arizona thinking we would be seeing her soon in South Dakota! Well darn! Life’s Lesson Number 14 - Seize the moment. Lloyd has been “training” for the Senior Games coming in June in Rapid City. He has chosen the bicycle race to enter but there are other events. If you’re interested, call the Minneluzahan Senior Center at 394-1887 or Canyon Lake Senior Center at 721-8710 for information. Dates of events June 6, 7, 8 and 9. There truly is something for everyone and it is FUN! Neighbor, Kerry Herriger said, when asked to participate, he wasn’t old ‘enough’. Okay, fine Kerry. So for those of you who may see a bicycle rider cruising the streets, it is an attempt to get the underworked winter muscles in shape for these Senior Games. Challenging, yes, but rewarding now and only time will tell about the 6th of June. Another lovely day in May, this one set aside to honor “Mother’s” began for me in our backyard with a cup of tea when I heard the church bell being rung and rung and rung and rung. I smiled and noted it was a bit early, but perhaps a good first reminder to the town and perhaps heard clearly at the Deering ranch. Okay by me, I enjoy the sound of the bell being rung. Thinking that the ringer’s arm must be tired, I was quite surprised, some 15 to 20 minutes later to hear more happy bell sounds, I think I counted 24! It worked, Karen and David drove by with time to spare! A discussion with Faye Bryan about the abundance of birds in Wasta - has the unusual weather pattern across the country changed the migratory path? Don’t know, we just welcomed the little beauties. Pat and RoseMary Trask had a party for daughter Julie, recently graduated Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and son Joe Trask, Bachelor of Science graduate. A get-together is good - good food, good visits with neighbors when times are otherwise too busy with spring chores. Billie Hulm said they had been busy at the Schell ranch branding on Saturday. Jean Linn is recovering nicely from a slight stroke, good news there. Hopefully your Mother’s Day was spent in a pleasant way. Hazel Kalkbrenner’s flowers, golden yellow iris and soft pink roses are just beautiful! Thank you for the view! Please call us with your news. Happy Trails!
Ora Kieffer, age 95, of Midland, S.D., died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Philip Nursing Home. Ora Elaine Sheely was born November 9, 1916, near Midland, the daughter of Joseph Spencer and Mayme (Schilling) Sheely. Her mother died from influenza in 1918, and Ora and her brothers lived with her uncle and aunt, Anthony and Myrtle (Sheely) Alcock. She attended school at the Little Prairie Dog School. In 1931, she attended Midland High School, boarding with her mother’s parents, Harry and Elizabeth Schilling, in Midland for three years. Her senior year she lived with her father and attended Rapid City High School, graduating in 1935. Ora was united in marriage to Orland Kieffer on June 12, 1935. They made their home in the Rockerville, Rapid City, and later Midland. While in Midland, they owned and operated the Midland Club. They later bought a small grocery store in Rockerville from Orland’s mother, and moved back to Rockerville. They added several
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by Cornelius R. Stam "I have set before thee an open door, and no man This prophecy concerning the church at Philadelphia doubtless looks forward to a future day, but who can deny that it contains a lesson for our day? When, in our walk through life, God sets before us open doors of opportunity, He clearly intends us to enter them. The only way to avoid entering an open door set before us would be to deliberately sidestep the opportunity. Alas, how prone we are to do this! Indeed, we often pray God for open doors when He has already set them before us and all about us. Examine the record of Paul's ministry and see how he thanked God for open doors (Acts 14:27; I Cor. 16:9), grasping such opportunities as God set before him on every hand. He did not pull strings or ask his friends to use their influence to gain more comfortable or better-paying positions. He faithfully entered whatever doors God set before him. His best known requests for prayer for open doors came from Rome, where a prison door had closed behind him. Should not this put us to shame! May God convict us of the inconsistency of praying for open doors while failing to enter the many open doors He has set before us! May He forgive us for ever being selective about working for Him! May He give us the grace to take advantage of whatever opportunities present themselves to us, "buying up the time because the days are evil."
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Introducing the Wall High School Class of 2012
Class Colors: Royal Blue, Vegas Gold & White Class Flower: White Rose
Gui Bauer
Alexis Billings
Cheyenne Deering
Alyssa Ermish
Aleshia Feldman
Rolly Fortune
Kyle Harris
Heidi Huether
Hats off to our seniors ...
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“Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.” -Optimus Prime
Class Officers:
President - Cheyenne Deering Vice President: Heidi Huether Sec/Treas: Alyssa Ermish
Anna Kitterman
Krysta Kjerstad
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Kale Lytle
John Luke McGriff
Jessica Schulz
Chavis Shull
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... here’s to a great future!!
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Triple Crown Rodeo held in Kadoka and Burke
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Boys track team win Western Great Plains Conference meet
Dairy Queen Athletes of the week
Wall Rodeo Club member Bailey Hapney running barrels at the Triple Crown Rodeo held in Kadoka. Bailey had a time of 20.705 on Friday, May 4. ~Photo Ronda Dennis
Kailey Rae Sawvell Girls Track
Taran Eisenbraun Boys Track
Wall boys track team Western Great Plains Conference winners. Top row pictured from left to right … Taran Eisenbraun, Nathan Patterson, Tyler Peterson, Austin Huether, Laketon McLaughlin, Cody Harris, Assistant Coach Dave Ermish and Head Coach Karol Patterson. Middle row pictured from left to right …Assistant Coach Stacy Stewart, Raedon Anderson, Carson Johnston, Danny Muzik and Tyler Trask. Bottom row pictured from left to right …Chavis Shull, Jess Williams, Jess Willis, Kale Lytle and Kyle Harris. ~Photo Heather Schreiber
By Coach Patterson What a weekend! The track squads traveled to Kadoka for the Western Great Plains Conference for Varsity and Junior High on Friday, May 11, 2012. Then it was back for the Kadoka Area Invite for a fun meet on Saturday, May 12. On Friday the girls placed fourth with 74 points and the boys place first for the second year in a row with 136 points. All the athletes stepped up to the competition and performed well. They knew what they had to do. Several runners were back from the injury list for the Conference meet and this helped as well. It is nice when they peak at the same time. Then on Saturday it was a day of getting use to back to back meets for the state meet. The weather was beautiful and the field event people (which means throwers or jumpers) ran a banana relay placing first. They were Tyler Peterson, Autumn Schulz, Jesse Willis and Laketon McLaughlin. The banana relay is a fun race of running a 4x100 using a banana as a baton. When the last runner crosses the finish line they peel the banana and eat it. The first one done, wins. Laketon McLaughlin accomplished that with lots of cheering from the fans. Regions is next Thursday, May 17th at Kadoka. Starting time is 9:30 a.m. field events, first session of running at 10:15 and final session of running events at 12:30. Come cheer on the squads! Results: •Girls 100 Meter Dash: first Sadie O'Rourke - 13.2, second Kailey Rae Sawvell - 13.6. •Girls 200 Meter Dash: second - O’Rourke - 28.3. •Girls 400 Meter Dash; second - O’Rourke - 1:04.08, third - Tayah Huether - 1:05.02. •Girls 800 Meter Run: third Huether - 2:29.7. •Girls 4x100 Meter Relay: first - Sawvell, Monica Bielmaier, Carlee Johnston and O’Rourke - 54.8 •Girls 4x200 Meter Relay: sixth - Kelly Green, Sawvell, Bielmaier and Johnston - 2:02.0 •Girls 4x400 Meter Relay: fifth - Green, Bielmaier, Johnston and Huether - 4:50.3. •Girls High Jump: third Johnston - 4-05.00. •Girls Triple Jump: fourth Sawvell - 28-02.50. •Boys 100 Meter Dash: seventh - Jess Williams - 12.2 •Boys 200 Meter Dash: eighth - Williams - 26.2. •Boys 400 Meter Dash: first Taran Eisenbraun - 52.7. •Boys 800 Meter Run: third Austin Huether - 2:15.4, fourth Kale Lytle - 2:18.1. •Boys 1600 Meter Run: firstLytle - 4:59.1, second - Huether 5:00.4. •Boys 3200 Meter Run: first Huether - 11:00.0, second - Lytle 11:21.1. •Boys 110 Meter Hurdles: fifth - Nathan Patterson - 20.6. •Boys 300 Meter Hurdles: seventh - Patterson - 51.1. •Boys 4x100 Meter Relay: first - Eisenbraun, Williams, Chavis Shull and Tyler Trask - 46.1. •Boys 4x400 Meter: Relay: third - Carson Johnston, Trask, Danny Muzik and Eisenbraun 3:44.9. •Boys 4x800 Meter Relay: third - Lytle, Patterson, Muzik and Huether - 9:10.0. •Boys 1600 Sprint Medley: second - Muzik, Shull, Trask and Eisenbraun - 3:52.1. •Boys Shot Put: second - Laketon McLaughlin - 42-01.50. •Boys Discus Throw: fourth McLaughlin - 122-00. •Boys High Jump: first - Johnston - 5-05.00. •Boys Long Jump: second Shull - 18-06.00, eighth - Johnston - 16-11.00. •Boys Triple Jump: second Tyler Peterson - 37-09.50.
Elyssa Westby Girls Golf
Ryder Wilson Boys Golf
Wall Rodeo Club member Lane Blasius running down a calf in the tie down roping at the Triple Crown Rodeo held in Kadoka. Lane had a no time for the first day of the rodeo held on Friday, May 4. ~Photo Ronda Dennis
The Triple Crown High School Rodeo was held Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 in Kadoka and Sunday, May 6 in Burke. There were 167 contestants entered in the rodeo despite the muddy conditions at all three rodeos. All-Around Cowboy was Drew Cown and All-Around Cowgirl Annie Fulton for the three day event. Results for Wall High School Rodeo Team: Kadoka rodeo results: •Polebending - May 4: first Mazee Pauley 22.445. May 5: fourth - Mazee Pauley - 22.898. •Team Roping - May 5: fourth - Lane Blasius and Rolly Fortune 12.45. •Breakaway roping - May 5: third - Elsie Fortune 13.52.
Wall students spend an afternoon picking up trash around Wall
Wall JH/JV golf in Philip tournament
The Wall Junior High and Junior Varsity golf team traveled to Philip for a tournament on Tuesday, May 8. Results for the junior high girls are: •Second - Emma Michael, third Sierra Wilson and fourth - Winter Godfrey. Junior Varsity girls results: •Second - Katy Bielmaier, third - Taylor Richter, fourth Elyssa Westby and fifth - Krysta Kjerstad. Junior High boys results: •Fourth - Branden Hamann and fifth - Jesse Sawvell. Junior Varsity boys results: •First - Benn Linn, second David Sykora, third - Dusty Dartt and fourth - Jade Hertel.
Sprucing up Wall was on the agenda for Wall students on Thursday, May 10. Teacher Pandi Pittman gives her team Carson Johnston, Danny Muzik, Will Houseman and Andrew Ferris tips on how to pickup trash while walking and talking. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
Wall varsity golf team: Girls team take first at Pre-Regions
Wall Varsity golf team teed off at the Black Hills Invite Pre-Regions held at the Hart Ranch on Monday, May 7. Wall girls consisting of Autumn Schulz, Jennifer Emery, Alyssa Ermish and Taylor Richter won the team event shooting a 321 for the day. Schulz also brought home the first place medal, beating Philip's Madison Hand by one stoke. Results for girls: •Individual: first - Autumn Schulz - 96, seventh - Jennifer Emery - 109, ninth - Alyssa Ermish - 116, 20th Taylor Richter 130. Second place - Wall boys team 274. •Individual: Les Williams and Lane Hustead both shot a 89 for third and fourth place, 15th Ryder Wilson - 96, 16th CJ Schulz - 99.
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The Little Moreau Conference and Newell Invite meet was held in Newell on Friday, May 4 Placing for the Wall boys in the Newell Invite were: Lane Hustead - first - 77, Les Williams - seventh - 87, CJ Schulz - ninth - 92, Ryder Wilson - 14th - 96. Placing for the Wall girls in the Newell Invite were: Autumn Schulz - second - 89, Alyssa Ermish - seventh, Jennifer Emery 12th, Taylor Richter - 16th, Elyssa Westby - 17th, Katy Bilemaier 22nd.
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Section A • Pennington County Courant • May 17, 2012 •
FOR SALE: Heavy duty 1/2 ton, 4 door Chevrolet pickup, 4WD, with 6’ box, new grill guard and pipe running boards, $15,500. Call Russell Burmeister, 279-2377. WP39-1tc POSITION OPEN: The Kadoka Area School District is seeking applications for the assistant janitor position. Applications can be found on the Kadoka Area School District website. Applications may be submitted either electronically to Tim. Hagedorn@k12.sd.us or mail to Kadoka Area School District, Attn: Tim Hagedorn, 800 Bayberry St., PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD 57543. Kadoka Area School District is an EOE. K23-2tc POSITION OPEN: The Kadoka Area School District is seeking applications for the high school principal position. Applications can be found on the Kadoka Area School District website. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and references, and submitted either electronically to Jamie.Hermann@ k12.sd.us or mail to Kadoka Area School District, Attn: Jamie Hermann, 800 Bayberry St., PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD 57543. Kadoka Area School District is an EOE. K23-2tc HELP WANTED: Maintenance worker for the Town of Quinn. Applications may be picked up at the Farm Bureau Insurance office in Wall. Please send application to: PO Box 11, Quinn, SD 57775. WP38-2tc POSITIONS OPEN: The Kadoka Area School District is seeking applications for the following positions: HS science teacher, P-12 counselor; HS English teacher and a speech language facilitator. Applications can be found on the Kadoka Area School District website. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and references, and submitted eielectronically to ther Jamie.Hermann@k12.sd.us or mail to Kadoka Area School District, Attn: Jamie Hermann, 800 Bayberry St., PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD 57543. Kadoka Area School District is an EOE. K22-2tc HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED: Full or part-time positions available. Applicants must be prompt and have attention to detail. Positions available at Budget Host Sundowner and America’s Best Value Inn, Kadoka. Apply at ABVI or call Joe at 808/284-1865. K17-tfn HELP WANTED: The New Underwood Post Office is accepting applications for the position of Postmaster Relief/ Leave Replacement. A PMR/LR performs as a relief or leave replacement during the absence of the postmaster. Responsibilities include customer service, distribution of mail and window service and sale of USPS retail products. The PMR/LR will work Saturdays; other work days and hours will vary. The beginning salary is $9.45 per hour. Contact Tori Iske, Postmaster, at 605-754-6456 for more information. Apply online at http://usps.com/employment. NU16-tfn GREAT SUMMER JOB! Sales experience preferred but will train. Salary plus commission. Possibility of up to $12.00 per hour wage. Housing is supplied in Wall. You will make great wages, meet lots of people and have fun. Position available May 1, 2012. Apply at GoldDiggers on Mt. Rushmore Road in Rapid City or call factory at 348-8108 or fax resumé to 348-1524. P14-tfn
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FOR SALE: (2) Honda ATV 4wheelers: 2004 500 Rubicon, automatic; 2008 500 Foreman, electric shift. Both in excellent condition. Call 669-2381 or 381-8359. PR39-3tp
HILDEBRAND STEEL & CONCRETE: ALL types of concrete work. Rich, Colleen and Haven Hildebrand. Toll-free: 1-877867-4185; Office: 837-2621; Rich, cell: 431-2226; Haven, cell: 490-2926; Jerry, cell: 4880291. K36-tfn TETON RIvER TRENCHING: For all your rural water hookups, waterline and tank installation and any kind of backhoe work, call Jon Jones, 8432888, Midland. PR20-52tp BACKHOE AND TRENCHING: Peters Excavation, Inc. Excavation work of all types. Call Brent Peters, 837-2945 or 3815568 (cell). K3-tfn GRAvEL: Screened or rock. Call O'Connell Construction Inc., 859-2020, Philip. P51-tfn WEST RIvER EXCAvATION will do all types of trenching, ditching and directional boring work. See Craig, Diana, Sauntee or Heidi Coller, Kadoka, SD, or call 837-2690. Craig cell: 390-8087, Sauntee cell: 390-8604; wrex@gwtc.net K50-tfn
FOR SALE: Rope horse halters with 10’ lead rope, $15 each. Call 685-3317 or 837-2917. K44-tfn
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BUILDING TRADES INSTRUCTOR opening for 9th-12th grade program in Northwest South Dakota. Competive wage, excellent benefits, car provided. For more information contact Cris Owens, Northwest Area Schools, 605-466-2206 or Christine. Owens@k12.sd.us. AUCTIONS ABSOLUTE AUCTION: (7) Modular 2005 buildings, each 64’x24’ with 2 bathrooms, furnace, water heater, 2 classrooms, handicapped accessible, SD, June 13, Faith, www.PiroutekAuction.com or 605-544-3316. HOSPITAL, COMMERCIAL KITCHEN, Office and Nursing Home Equipment Auction, 9:00 am June 2nd, Hoven, SD. www.hovensd.com has pictures. M & R Auctions ph.’s 605.769.1181, 605.281.1067 or 605.948.2201. EDUCATION MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES needed! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! No experience needed! Local job training. Placement available. HS diploma or GED and PC needed! 1-888926-7884. EMPLOYMENT CONCRETE EXPERIENCED CONSTRUCTION Field Supervisor needed. Based out of Dell Rapids, SD. Excellent pay and benefits. Call Buskerud Construction at 605-428-5483. Equal Opportunity Employer. PAYING JOBS! GREAT Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org. CUSTER REGIONAL SENIOR CARE is searching for dedicated, caring nurses to join our team. We have full and part time LPN and RN positions available. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. For more information please contact TerryAnn Scott at (605) 673-2237 ext. 29 or log onto www.regionalhealth. com to apply. EEOC/AA. ASSISTANT CUSTODIAN: FT, benefits. Maintain heating system, clean/maintain school buildings/grounds, minor repairs, snow removal. Contact Faulkton School, Supt. Joel Price, 605-598-6266 ext. 206. BRIDGEWATER CITY accepting written Notice of Interest for Manager Lessees for City Bar. Call Bridgewater Finance Office 605/729-2690 or see bridgewatersd.com for more information. GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org. DIRECTOR OF ADDICTION SERVICES: Rapid City. Qualified candidate will provide treatment, clinical oversight and administrative supervision. Requires Level II or III chemical dependency certification. Masterís Degree preferred. See full job description and apply online www.BehaviorManagement.org. CITY OF NEW TOWN seeking Water Plant Operator. Mandatory Water/Sewer Operator License. Resume: City of New Town, PO Box 309, New Town, ND 58763. COUNTY HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT - Huron, SD. Job description available at www.beadle.sdcounties.org. Deadline to apply is 6-15-12. Submit resume with salary expectations to auditor@beadlesd.org. THE SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT 54-2 has an opening for Food Service Director. Application and job description available at the business office at 516 8th Ave. W Sisseton, SD 57262. Position open until filled. EOE. WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIANS at a stable dealership with three locations in South Dakota and four locations in Nebraska. Excellent benefit package. A/C service departments. Wages DOE. For locations and phone numbers check our website: www.grossenburg.com. PAYING JOBS! GREAT Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org. FOR SALE SMOOTHIE MACHINE, used 18 months, excellent condition. WOOD LATHE, excellent condition, used once or twice. Call after 6 p.m. 605-598-6592. SALE: HUNTING FOR LODGE/HOME fully furnished 2 bedroom and cottage on 2 lots located in Faith, SD. $57,000 negotiable, must sell. Call cell 605-680-3635 or 605-239-4611. LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes. com. NOTICES ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-6583697 for details. RECREATIONAL ATTENTION CAMPERS! Full hook-up campsite provided free in exchange for general maintenance 24hrs/week/person. June 1-Oct. 1, negotiable. 605264-5324. www.okobojoresort. com Bar and restaurant. Lots for sale. REAL ESTATE WANT TO BUY: 1980s or 1990s mobile homes, Watertown, SD. Call (605)881-1296.
HOST FAMILIES: Have you ever thought what it would be like to open your home to an international exchange student? We are looking for great families like yours. Our students come with their own spending money and insurance. If you are interested please call Deb at 605-4415859 or email debexchange@yahoo.com P23-3tp LOOKING TO RENT: 3 (or more) bedroom house to rent or rent-to-own in Kadoka/Philip area. Contact Chris Riggins, 719-338-7775, day or night. K23-4tp WANTED TO BUY: Junk cars and machinery for crushing. Will pick up at your place. Call 433-5443. P20-4tp WANTED: Looking for used oil. Taking any type and weight. Call Mike at 685-3068. P42-tfn
A special thank you to our friends for the food, phone calls, visits, flowers and memorials. It was appreciated very much. Maurice Thompson & family Marvin, Jeanne & Dusty Botz Kevin, Jody Bielmaier & family I want to thank the Wall ambulance crew twice for taking me to the Philip Hospital. I live in a community where I need people like you when I was so sick. You were all so kind and comforting. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. Thank you to Dr. Klopper. Such a fine and compassionate, kind, wonderful doctor. You kept testing until you found the causes to my problem. To all the nurses (and I believe we had them all), nurses aids, the lab tech and x-ray tech thank you for being there for me. You were all so kind and considerate, thanks again. Thank you to the Philip ambulance crew for taking me to Rapid and also taking me back to Philip. You were all so kind and considerate during this time. Also we never did find that — thirty. Thank you again. Thanks again to Gene, Dean, Lesa, Joel, Scott and Donna for being there for me. We live in a great community where people care. Thank you all! Thank you to everyone for the prayers, flowers, phone calls, visits during my stay at the hospital. I want to thank my mom, who I love dearly for being there for me and all of her “pep’ talks, love ya. Helen Crawford
WANTED: Hay to put up on shares in the Wall-Philip area. Call 441-0284, please leave a message. P20-4tp FOR SALE: Angus bulls, 1 polled Hereford, good, moderate structure, easy to handle, poured, vaccinated. $2,000 $3,000. Call 390-5535 or 754P22-4tc 6180.
MULTI-FAMILY RUMMAGE SALE: K-gee’s, Philip, Friday, May 18, 4-7 p.m. Women’s 1x/2x clothes, bunk beds, housewares, other furniture, books, rockers, etc. PR38-2tc PHILIP CITYWIDE RUMMAGE SALE: Saturday, June 9. Watch for details in Profit, Pioneer Review & Courant! PR37-3tc
HOUSE FOR SALE: 806 Hustead St., Wall. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Call Galen or Anne Boyd, 605/651-9417. WP38-2tp
APARTMENTS: Spacious one bedroom units, all utilities included. Young or old. Need rental assistance or not, we can house you. Just call 1800-481-6904 or stop in the lobby and pick up an application. Gateway Apartments, Kadoka. WP32-tfn
HELP WANTED: Construction foreman, carpenters and laborers in the Faith, Philip, Sturgis and Cheyenne River areas. Wage depending on experience. Troy Schultes, 985-5055. PR39-tfn POSITIONS OPEN: The Kadoka Area School District is seeking applications for following positions: special education aide and instructional at the Interior School. Applications can be found on the Kadoka Area School District website. Applications may be submitted either electronically to Roger.Jensen@ k12.sd.us or mail to Kadoka Area School District, Attn: Roger Jensen, 800 Bayberry St., PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD 57543. Kadoka Area School District is an EOE. K23-2tc HELP WANTED: Full-time and summer help for Wall and surrounding areas from concrete work to framing. DHD Construction, 279-2806 or 5450664. WP38-3tc
FOR SALE: 2011 32’ Sundance 5th wheel camper, 3 slides, electric jacks & awning, 32” flat screen TV, only 6,000 miles. Call 515-0086. WP39-1tp FOR SALE: 1973 Winnebago, 5th wheel, sleeps 5. 279-2222. P23-2tc
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FOR SALE: 2001 Ford 4x4 F250 Super Duty Pickup, white, 4 door, great shape, 110K miles. Call 843-2868. PR36-4tp FOR SALE: 1993 GMC 1500 Sierra pickup, regular cab, 2WD, longbox, 146K miles, runs great, $3,000 OBO. Call 441-2697. PR35-tfn
Section A • Pennington County Courant • May 17, 2012 •
County, South Dakota was first offered for sale at public auction to competitive bidders. Not having been sold for want of bidders, said County Treasurer’s Certificates of sale for same was issued by the County Treasurer of Pennington County, South Dakota, who is now the lawful owner thereof. The right of redemption will expire and deeds for said lots will be made upon expiration of sixty days from completed service of notices. Dated at Rapid City, this 10th day of May 2012 Janet Sayler Treasurer of Pennington County Published May 17 & 24, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $29.11. THE WEST HALF OF LOT 7 IN LOT 13; AND THE WEST 72.5 FEET OF LOT 4 OF LOT 13; ALL IN PLATEAU SUBDIVISION, PENNINGTON COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA. (ID 7818) MARK L RHINEHART, OPAL PAULSON, VERNIE D STOKER, HAROLD A OHLSEN, GLADYS OHLSEN, LOREN T GESKE, LANDO L GESKE, KATHERINE GESKE, GWENDOLINE KIRLAND, WENDY M FAHY, LENARD L STICKLESTAD, PAMELA A STICKLESTAD AND STEPHEN A BISHOP. You are hereby notified that, at a sale of land and lots for unpaid taxes by the County Treasurer of Pennington County, South Dakota, the aforesaid described real property situated in Pennington County, South Dakota was first offered for sale at public auction to competitive bidders. Not having been sold for want of bidders, said County Treasurer’s Certificates of sale for same was issued by the County Treasurer of Pennington County, South Dakota, who is now the lawful owner thereof. The right of redemption will expire and deeds for said lots will be made upon expiration of sixty days from completed service of notices. Dated at Rapid City, this 10th day of May 2012 Janet Sayler Treasurer of Pennington County Published May 17 & 24, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $37.00.
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BEFORE THE PENNINGTON COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION Notice is hereby given that the following petitioners have applied to the Pennington County Planning and Zoning Commission under the provisions of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance as follows: Old Glory Marking has applied for a Conditional Use Permit to allow for temporary retails sales of Class C Fireworks in a Heavy Industrial District located on Lots A and B of Tract B of SW1/4 less Lot H3 of said Lot B, including Lot H2 of Tract B, Section 27, T2N, R8E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota, 4705 S. Interstate 90 Service Road, in accordance with Sections 212 and 510 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. Bodensteiner Family Enterprise; Tom Bodensteiner – Agent, has applied to amend the existing Conditional Use Permit to allow for a portable sawmill to process bug-wood trees in a Limited Agriculture District located on Lot 1R, Beard Subdivision, Section 21, T2N, R8E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota, 2881 Country Road, in accordance with Sections 206 and 510 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. Notice is further given that said applications will be heard by the Pennington County Planning and Zoning Commis-
sion in the County Courthouse at 9:00 a.m. on the 29th day of May 2012. At this time, any person interested may appear and show cause, if there be any, why such requests should or should not be granted. ADA Compliance: Pennington County fully subscribes to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you desire to attend this public meeting and are in need of special accommodations, please notify the Planning Department so that appropriate auxiliary aids and services are available. Dan Jennissen Planning Director Published May 17, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $19.69.
MAY 7, 2012 The Wasta Town Board held their regular meeting on Monday, May 7, 2012 at the community building. Board member Dorreen Skillingstad called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm with board member Stan McNabb present while Board Chairman Justin Crawford was absent. Persons attending the meeting were Barb Crawford, Dorothy Bathel, Danene & Ken Skillingstad, Tammy Green, Keri and Joyce Heriger, Tommy & Angela Carter and Margie Willey. Motion by Dorreen, second by Stan to approve the April 9th minutes as read. Motion carried. Motion by Dorreen, second by Stan to approve the financial statement as given. Motion carried. Motion by Dorreen, second by Stan to approve the bills as follows: Justin Crawford, April wages: $28.30; Dorreen Skillingstad, April wages: $23.59; Tammy Green, April wages: $566.10; Carolynn Anderson, April wages: $278.33; Walker Refuse, garbage pickup: $633.44; WREA, electricity: $678.44: Pennington Co. Courant, publishing: $74.91; Energy Laboratories, water test: $12.50; Petty Cash, stamps: $68.50; SD Public Assurance Alliancer, insurance: $2,504.30; First Interstate Bankcard, office supplies: $54.98; EFTPS, payroll tax: $133.00. Motion carried. The possible opt out for property tax was discussed. It was questioned what the increased revenue would be earmarked for and how much increase was proposed. Various samples will be proposed and brought back to the next meeting. Persons in attendance questioned whether the animal licensing fees would be prorated for this year since the due date was changed with the amended ordinance. It will be reviewed and brought back to the next meeting. It was also proposed to trap cats that are running loose around town. Options will be reviewed and brought back to next months meeting. The dumping pit that Wanda Hall lets the town use for yard waste is getting full and needs to be burned. The Wasta Fire Chief needs to be contacted about burning it before the scheduled clean up day on Saturday the 12th. The pit will need to be burned several days in advance before adding more waste and therefore Clean up day should possibly be moved to Saturday the 19th. Motion by Dorreen, second by Stan to move Clean up day to the 19th. Motion carried. The procedure for turning water meters off or on were reviewed. A service order form will be completed by the water technician each time service is provided to a meter. Motion by Dorreen, second by Stan to approve the First Interstate Bank as the official depository. Motion carried. Motion by Stan, second by Dorreen to approve the Pennington Co. Courant as the official publication. Motion carried. Motion by Stan, second by Dorreen to approve Carolynn Anderson as Finance Officer. Motion carried. Motion by Stan, second by Dorreen to approve Tammy Green as Water Technician. Motion carried. Motion by Stan, second by Dorreen to approve Waste Connections as the official refuse service. Motion carried. Tammy commented that Ken Skillingstad meter is not working and feels it just needs to be replaced. Motion by Dorreen, second by Stan that if it is more than that the pit will be dug up and moved onto city property. Motion carried. There was discussion on pursuing an ordinance to control the nuisances around town. It will be reviewed and brought back to next month’s meeting. With all business complete, Dorreen adjourned the meeting at 8:42 pm. Carolynn Anderson Finance Officer Town of Wasta Published May 17, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $34.44.
County Courant. Motion by Patty, seconded by Kevin to approve the vouchers, motion carried. The following vouchers were paid: WREA, $202.00; Pennington County Courant, $38.66; WRLJ Rural Water, $20.00; Kevin Wenzel, $25.00; Patty Coleman, $25.00; Juston Eisenbraun, $50.00; Deborah Bryan, $200.00; Wall Building Center, $21.58; Ingram Hardware, $8.29. With all business complete, the meeting was adjourned. Deborah Bryan Finance Officer Town of Quinn Published May 17, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $21.77.
NOTICE TO REDEEM FROM TAX DEED To the following owners of record or their unknown executors, administrators, heirs, devisees, or legatees. 070129 PRIVATE DRIVES AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT FILED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 20, LYING ADJACENT TO THE FOLLOWING: LOT A REVISED OF LOTS 5 AND 6 OF LOT 13; AND LOTS C, D, E, F, G, H, I AND J OF THE SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 5, 6 AND THE EAST HALF OF LOT 7 OF LOT 13; AND LOTS 7A AND 7B IN
NOTICE TO REDEEM FROM TAX DEED To the following owners of record or their unknown executors, administrators, heirs, devisees, or legatees. 070236 LOT C OF WISCONSIN PLACER, MINERAL SURVEY NO. 910, PENNINGTON COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT FILED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 96. (ID 4663) mICHAEL W BAKER, VIOLA M BAKER, DARRELL W SULLIVAN, NANCY L SULLIVAN f/k/a nancy l duchateau, CAPITAL ONE BANK, CAPITAL ONE FSB, ARROW FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC AND WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK. You are hereby notified that, at a sale of land and lots for unpaid taxes by the County Treasurer of Pennington County, South Dakota, the aforesaid described real property situated in Pennington
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MINUTES MAY 1, 2012 A meeting of the Pennington County Board of Commissioners was held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in the Commissioners' meeting room of the Pennington County Courthouse. Chairperson Lyndell Petersen called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. with the following Commissioners present: Ron Buskerud, Ken Davis, Don Holloway and Nancy Trautman. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA MOVED by Buskerud and seconded by Holloway to remove Item 8, Recognition of Volunteers – March 2012, from the Consent Agenda and approve the agenda as amended. Vote: Unanimous. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS The following items have been placed on the Consent Agenda for action to be taken by a single vote of the Board of Commissioners. Any item may be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate consideration. MOVED by Trautman and seconded by Holloway to approve Consent Agenda Items 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 as presented. Vote: Unanimous. 5. Approve the minutes of the April 17, 2012, Board of Commissioners’ meeting. 6. Approve the vouchers listed at the end of the minutes for expenditures for insurance, professional services, publications, rentals, supplies, repairs, maintenance, travel, conference fees, utilities, furniture and equipment totaling $206,998.43 and authorize the Chairperson’s signature. 7. Acknowledge Disinterment Permit 784227 from the South Dakota Department of Health pursuant to SDCL 34-2538.1. 9. Approve the Sheriff’s request to declare surplus ten (10) duty handguns to use for trade-ins for replacement duty weapons. The weapons are Glock Model 22 – 40 caliber handguns and the serial numbers are CWY 618, DHM 711US, DHM 712US, DHM 713, DHM 714, DZW 789, DZW 790, KFB 456, FDR 277 and DLS 719. 10. Approve the Chairperson’s signature on the Highway Department Agreement with Bradsky Road District. 11. Approve the Pennington County Highway Superintendent’s signature on the Application for Permit to Occupy Right-of-Way for Janet Briggs. 12. Approve the SD DOT Joint Powers Agreement for Weed Spraying Services and authorize the Chairperson’s signature thereto. End of Consent Agenda. 2011 Financial and Compliance Audit – State of South Dakota, Department of Legislative Audit by Bruce Hintz, Auditor in Charge MOVED by Holloway and seconded by Trautman to authorize the Chairperson’s signature on the engagement letter for the 2012 audit and direct the Department of Legislative Audit to review the JSC Compact as part of the audit. Vote: Unanimous. LIEN RELEASE REQUEST (JH) MOVED by Buskerud and seconded by Davis to continue this item to the May 15, 2012, Board of Commissioners’ meeting. Substitute Motion: MOVED by Holloway and seconded by Trautman to sever the indigent liens in the name of JH (Name withheld per SDCL 28-13-42) DOB 4/18/1968, totaling $3290 from the property at 1022 Racine Street and further moved that the liens remain a debt of the estate. The motion carried 4-1 with Davis opposing. REQUEST FOR SPONSORSHIP OF SIGN FOR THE 1972 FLOOD 40TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL – D. LARRY LYTLE: MOVED by Buskerud and seconded by Holloway to approve the donation of $1000 to the Black Hills Community Foundation to sponsor a sign commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Rapid City/Black Hills flood, and further moved that the funds come from the Board of Commissioners’ budget. Vote: Unanimous. BLACK HILLS SPEEDWAY MALT BEVERAGE LICENSE – BILL KEESTER MOVED by Davis and seconded by Trautman to postpone action on this item until legal issues can be reviewed by the State’s Attorney. Vote: Unanimous. RAPID CITY GREENWAY TRAILS & PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES PLAN/PENNINGTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS – CETEC ENGINEERING SERVICES INC. MOVED by Buskerud and seconded by Davis to acknowledge the Rapid City Greenway Trails and Pedestrian Facilities Project that will be constructed near the County Fairgrounds. Vote: Unanimous. RAPID CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY LIAISON UPDATE – Dr. Vera Kowal: Information Item ITEMS FROM AUDITOR A. General Fund Supplement Hearing SP12-014 – ITS: MOVED by Trautman and seconded by Holloway to approve the supplement to the 2012 General Fund ITS budget in the amount of $30,858 from the Assigned IT Equipment fund balance. Vote: Unanimous. B. General Fund Supplement Hearing SP12-015 – Jail Budget: MOVED by Trautman and seconded by Petersen to approve the supplement to the 2012 General Fund Jail budget in the amount of $50,000 from the Assigned Equipment Reserve fund balance. Vote: Unanimous. C. Scenic Conata Basin Ambulance District: MOVED by Davis and seconded by Trautman to order that an election be held between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Scenic Community Center for determination of the organization of the Scenic Conata Basin Ambulance District and that if the question for organization should pass, those present and eligible shall hold an immediate election of the first Board of Trustees for the newly organized district. Vote: Unanimous. ITEMS FROM SHERIFF A. Black Elk/Mountain Pine Beetle Fire Preparedness Efforts – Chief Deputy Brian Mueller provided an update on a fire disaster exercise that will be held on May 8, 2012. ITEMS FROM BUILDINGS & GROUNDS A. Expansion Project Update – Mike Kuhl B. Request to Advertise for Bids for Re-roof Projects: MOVED by Davis and seconded by Trautman to authorize Buildings & Grounds to advertise for bids to re-
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and Rhonda Fisher. Substitute motion: MOVED by Buskerud to waive the $75 penalty fee and further moved to supplement payment for the Floodplain Development Plan up to $500. The substitute motion died for lack of a second. The vote on the original motion failed 4-1 with Buskerud, Holloway, Petersen and Trautman opposing. MOVED by Trautman and seconded by Holloway to waive the Floodplain Development Permit fee of $75 and penalty fee of $75. MOVED by Trautman and seconded by Holloway to amend the previous motion to waive only the $75 penalty fee. Vote: Unanimous. ITEMS FROM PLANNING AND 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 Trautman and seconded by Buskerud to approve Planning Items A-D as presented. Vote: Unanimous. A. ROAD CONSTRUCTION WITHIN A SECTION LINE HIGHWAY / CS 12-01: Les Tiltrum. To construct approximately 150 feet of roadway within a Section Line Highway located between Section 9, T1S, R8E and Section 10, T1S, R8E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. To approve the request to construct a road within the Section Line Highway / CS #12-01 with the following eight (8) conditions pursuant to Planning Commission recommendation: 1. That the road be a minimum 16-foot-wide with four (4) inches of gravel, that 4:1 inslopes and backslopes are met, that all ditches are 2.5 feet deep, that the Section Line Road not exceed a 10% grade, that the road be kept in a dust-free manner, and all other requirements of Ordinance 14 be met; 2. That if the amount of disturbed area exceeds one acre, a Department of Environment and Natural Resource’s Storm Water Construction Permit is obtained prior to the start of any construction; 3. That erosion control measures be implemented and maintained and barrier protection measures (i.e. wattles, silt fence, etc.) be installed to prevent sediment from leaving the site; 4. That culverts be installed to allow for the natural drainage ways and paths to be continually maintained; 5.That dust control measures be implemented to prevent dust from leaving the site and impacting the adjacent properties and/or street(s); 6. That the applicant pays for any regulatory, warning, and information road signs as determined by the County Highway Department; 7. That any fencing disturbed by construction of the road be moved and replaced as necessary by the applicant; and, 8. That any monuments establishing property boundaries be replaced as necessary, if disturbed by construction of the road. B. PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT REVIEW / PU 09-02: The Salvation Army; Mark Kirkeby – Agent. To review the Salvation Army Camp Planned Unit Development in accordance with Sections 213 and 508 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. Lot B of Lot 1 of Lot C of Lot 8 of Lot E; Lot 2 of Lot C of Lot 8 of Lot E; and the unplatted portion of Lot C of Lot 8 of Lot E, Big Bend Placer MS 1442, Section 8, T1N, R6E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. To approve the extension of Planned Unit Development / PU 09-02 with the following nineteen (19) conditions pursuant to Planning Commission recommendation: 1. That the setbacks from property lines be 25 feet from all property lines and 58 feet from Section Lines; 2. That the Planning Director may allow additional development or construction, which is consistent with the existing development on this property. Significant changes in the use or impacts on adjacent land, uses as determined by the Planning Director, shall require an amendment to this Planned Unit Development; 3. That a minimum of one 36-unit first aid kit be provided and accessible to the public at all times; 4. That the internal driveway be a minimum of a 24-foot-wide driving surface and maintained in a dust free manner; 5. That the uses for this Planned Unit Development shall be limited to the existing uses already on the property, which include a bunkhouse with a capacity of 15 people, picnic shelter, two (2) restrooms (male and female) with showers and toilets, church shelter, fire pit with seating, officer’s residence, two (2) wells and drainfields, and the expansion to include a pastor’s prayer retreat cabin, meeting/dining/safety hall, six (6) deck platforms, five (5) cabins, and five (5) RV sites; 6. That approval of a Floodplain Development Permit be obtained prior to any work done within the boundaries of the 100-year floodplain; 7. That the any new wastewater disposal system be designed by a engineer and that all the supporting percolation tests and soil profile information be stamped by the engineer and obtain approval from the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources; 8. That the applicant ensures the rustic character of the property is maintained; 9. That no open fire shall be permitted, unless approved by the State Wild Land Fire Suppression or Johnson Siding Fire Chief; 10. That barbecue pits, fireplaces and incinerators shall be located, constructed, maintained and used as to minimize fire hazard and smoke nuisance, both on and off the property. The Fire Chief shall approve the facilities before the use is permitted; 11. That any parking areas be maintained in a dust free manner; 12. That each sleeping room have a smoke/heat detector; 13. That a portable fire extinguisher with a minimum 2 A-BC rating shall be placed in each structure and shall be inspected and tagged annually; 14. That each floor where occupants are sleeping shall have two means of escape; 15. That the applicant works with the Pennington County Fire Coordinator in regards to evacuation, mitigation; building construction, water supplies, safety drills, emergency alerting systems and other safety issues; 16. That the camp be limited to a maximum of 100 overnight total campers at one time; 17. That the new cabins be limited to one story; 18. That all structures be 45 feet from the west ridgeline; and, 19. That the Planned Unit Development be reviewed in two (2) years or upon a complaint basis. C. MINOR PLAT / PL 12-11 AND SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS VARIANCE / SV 12-03: Canadian Pacific/David Drach; Fisk Land Surveying – Agent. To
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create Lot 1 of WDRPI-SD099 Subdivision in accordance with Section 400.3 and to waive platting requirements in accordance with Section 700.1 of the Pennington County Subdivision Regulations. EXISTING LEGAL: SW1/4 of Section 29 and the N1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, NW1/4, S1/2 of Section 32, all located in T1N, R15E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. PROPOSED LEGAL: Lot 1 of WDRPI-SD099 Subdivision, Sections 29, and 32, T1N, R15E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. To uphold the Planning Commission’s recommended approval of Subdivision Regulations Variance / SV 12-03 to waive the 8 foot utility and minor drainage easement, Section Line right-of-way improvements, legal access, percolation tests, soil profile information, scale of 1 inch = 100 feet or less, the dedication of major drainage easements and topography at five foot contour intervals and approval of Minor Plat / PL 12-11 with the following one (1) condition: 1. That at the time of construction of the railroad, the applicant obtains a Construction Permit and Storm Water Quality Permit. D. FIRST READING AND PUBLIC HEARING OF REZONE / RZ 12-04 AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT / CA 12-02: Todd Munyon Main Street Motors. To rezone .15 acres from Limited Agriculture District and 2.45 acres from General Agriculture District to General Commercial District and to amend the Comprehensive Plan to change the Future Land Use Map from Suburban Residential District to General Commercial District in accordance with Sections 209 and 508 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. Lot D of NE1/4SW1/4 and Lot A of NW1/4SW1/4, Section 14, T1N, R8E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. To continue Rezone / RZ 12-04 and Comprehensive Plan Amendment CA/ 12-02 to the June 7, 2012, Board of Commissioners’ meeting. End of Consent Agenda MOVED by Davis and seconded by Buskerud to take a brief recess. Vote: Unanimous. The Board recessed at 11:20 a.m. and reconvened at 11:35 a.m. ITEMS FROM PLANNING & ZONING E. SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE AMENDMENT / OA 12-02. Pennington County. To amend Section 204J-3-r “On-Site Wastewater Treatment System Construction Permit Fees.” MOVED by Buskerud and seconded by Trautman to approve the second reading of Ordinance Amendment OA 12-02 to amend Section 204-J-3-r “On-Site Wastewater Treatment System Construction Permit Fees.” Vote: Unanimous. ORDINANCE #34-21 AN ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO THE PENNINGTON COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE. BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE PENNINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS THAT THE PENNINGTON COUNTY ORDINANCE #34 BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 204-J: Section 204J-3-r shall be amended to include the following: r. Construction Permit Fees. Fees to cover expenses, including, but not limited to: administration, overhead, labor, storage, training, mileage, analytical testing, etc., by the Planning and Zoning Department, shall be set by resolution by the Pennington County Board of Commissioners. On-Site Wastewater Treatment System Construction Permits: i. The permit fee of an on-site wastewater treatment system shall be $250.00. ii. The $250.00 fee allows for two on-site inspections. Any additional inspections will require a fee of $100.00. iii. For inspections outside normal office hours, the rate shall be $250 in addition to the original fee. Dated this 1st day of May, 2012. PENNINGTON COMMISSION COUNTY any late Conditional Use Permit or Planned Unit Development Amendment application; and, WHEREAS the Pennington County Board of Commissioners has the authority, under Section 511 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance, to waive late fees; and, WHEREAS in an effort to bring all non-compliant Vacation Home Rentals into compliance, the Pennington County Board of Commissioners grant a 90-day submittal period for Conditional Use Permit and Planned Unit Development Amendment applications for Vacation Home Rentals without being subject to the doubled application fees and administrative (penalty) fees; and, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that from May 23, 2012, a 90-day extension be allowed to accept applications without requiring doubled application fees and administration (penalty) fees associated with any Conditional Use Permit or Planned Unit Development Amendment applications under Section 319 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance; however, the Planning Department shall collect the standard application fees associated with a Conditional Use Permit or Planned Unit Development Amendment. Dated this 1st day of May, 2012. PENNINGON COUNTY COMMISSION: /s/Lyndell Petersen, Chairperson ATTEST: (SEAL) /s/Julie A. Pearson, Auditor H. DISCUSSION OF VARIANCE RECOMMENDATIONS: MOVED by Buskerud and seconded by Davis that Planning Department staff leave their recommendation out of the staff report on variance requests. Vote: Unanimous. EXECUTIVE SESSION per SDCL 1-252 A. Contractual/Pending Litigation per SDCL 1/25/2(3) B. Personnel Issue per SDCL 1-252(1) MOVED by Davis and seconded by Buskerud to convene in executive session. Vote: Unanimous. The Board remained in executive session from 12:20 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. MOVED by Davis and seconded by Buskerud to adjourn from executive session. Vote: Unanimous. PERSONNEL ESCC: Effective 5/1/12 – M. Childs, $1748/hr. Highway: Effective 5/1/12 – B. Jannusch, $15.85/hr. IT/S: Effective 4/17/12: C. Holland, $3505; P. Ottoson, $3683; J. Smith, $3593; M. Maxwell, $4264; S. Sinclair, $3866; L. Wager, $4818; C. Maxwell, $6326. PAYROLL Commissioners, 9,402.50; Human Resources, 4,585.67; Elections, 14,589.76; Auditor - liens, 2,697.55; Auditor, 15,817.51; Treasurer, 50,012.52; Data Processing - General, 29,654.81; State's Attorney, 156,308.63; Public Defender, 89,091.68; Juvenile Diversion, 11,894.66; Victim's Assistance, 5,203.66; Buildings & Grounds, 101,370.48; Equalization, 68,730.42; Register of Deeds, 23,879.85; Sheriff, 346,799.55; Service Station, 8,139.43; HIDTA Grant, 9,089.59; Jail, 432,583.30; Jail Work Program, 5,241.29; Hill City Law, 12,082.34; Keystone Law, 5,339.65; New Underwood – Law, 4,170.67; School Liaison, 16,783.70; Wall Law, 11,540.55; JSC Teachers, 20,101.96; Home Detention, 8,028.42; JAIG/JSC, 7,239.12; Alcohol & Drug, 140,077.54; Friendship House, 55,192.25; Economic Assistance, 54,296.43; Mental & Alcohol-SAO, 7,775.38; Mental & Alcohol-HHS, 3,508.25; Extension, 4,280.16; Weed & Pest, 8,550.86; Mountain Pine Beetle, 620.00; Planning and Zoning, 21,541.16; Water Protection, 5,849.00; Ordinance, 3,508.25; Juvenile Services Center, 236,803.89; Highway, 219,646.56; Fire Administration, 6,281.26; Dispatch, 166,371.03; Emergency Management, 5,266.10; Emergency Management, 772.93; 24-7 Program, 19,577.43. VOUCHERS AT&T, 638.73; Balding, Mark, 2,501.21; BH Power Inc, 4,035.26; Business Equipment Finance, 6,333.25; CBM Food Service, 33,475.98; City of Hill City, 36.43; City of Rapid City-Water, 3,410.07; City of Wall, 127.00; Executive Mgmt Finance Office, 20.00; First Administrators, 124,910.53; First Interstate Bank, 5,214.43; Knology, 5,434.30; Montana Dakota Utilities, 7,419.36; Qwest Communications, 63.01; Qwest Corporation, 182.71; SD Dept of Labor, 12,257.00; Verizon, 939.16. ADJOURN MOVED by Davis and seconded by Buskerud to adjourn the meeting. Vote: Unanimous. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:00 p.m. Julie A. Pearson, Auditor Published May 17, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $268.76.
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roof the Storage Building at 517 3rd Street and the Health & Human Services Building at 725 North LaCrosse Street. Vote: Unanimous. C. Request for Additional FTE: MOVED by Holloway and seconded by Trautman to approve an FTE for administrative and clerical support for the Construction Project Manager with the salary to be paid from construction funds. The motion carried 4-1 with Buskerud opposing. ITEMS FROM HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT A. Contract for Mowing, Process, and Removing Hay from a Portion of Liberty Boulevard and a Portion of Highway 1416: MOVED by Davis and seconded by Buskerud to authorize the Highway Department to negotiate an agreement with Garold Shull for mowing a portion of Liberty Boulevard and a portion of Highway 14-16. Vote: Unanimous. NOTICE TO CONSIDER A MOTION TO RESCIND ACTION TAKEN ON APRIL 17, 2012, PENNINGTON COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS SALARY POLICY BY COMMISSIONER DON HOLLOWAY: MOVED by Holloway and seconded by Trautman to rescind the following motion that was made during the Board of Commissioners’ meeting on April 17, 2012: MOVED by Davis and seconded by Buskerud to accept the salaries originally proposed by Commissioner Buskerud with the Sheriff at $86,681, the Auditor, Treasurer and Register of Deeds at $65,113, the State’s Attorney $78,802 and County Commissioners at $14,400. Roll call vote on the substitute motion: Trautman – no, Holloway – yes, Buskerud – yes, Davis – yes, Petersen – no. The motion carried 3-2. The motion to rescind carried 3-2 with Davis and Buskerud opposing. PENNINGTON COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS SALARY POLICY: MOVED by Holloway and seconded by Petersen to approve the Resolution – Pennington County Elected Officials Wage Policy - as entered below. Substitute motion: MOVED by Davis seconded by Buskerud to approve the Resolution with the salaries approved on April 17, 2012: County Sheriff - $86,681, the Auditor, Treasurer and Register of Deeds at $65,113, the State’s Attorney $78,802. Roll Call Vote – Buskerud – yes, Davis – yes, Holloway – no, Trautman – no, Petersen – no. The substitute motion failed 3-2. Roll Call Vote on the original motion: Buskerud – no, Davis – no, Holloway – yes, Trautman – yes, Petersen – yes. The motion carried 3-2. A RESOLUTION Pennington county Elected Officials Wage Policy WHEREAS, the Pennington County Board of Commissioners establishes a wage policy for elected officials serving the residents of the County of Pennington, South Dakota; and, WHEREAS, the Pennington County Board of Commissioners is dedicated to attracting citizens of the highest quality to public service by establishing proper salaries for the elected officials, basing those salaries on realistic standards and paying them according to the duties of their office; and, WHEREAS, South Dakota State Law directs the Board of County Commissioners to establish, by resolution, the salary payable to the County Sheriff, County State’s Attorney, County Treasurer, County Auditor, and County Register of Deeds; and, WHEREAS, South Dakota State Law directs the Board of County Commissioners to establish, by resolution, the salary payable to the County Sheriff, County State’s Attorney, County Treasurer, County Auditor, and County Register of Deeds; the salary payable may not be less than the defined schedules as based upon the most recent decennial federal census of population for counties per SDCL chapter 7-7-9.1. WHEREAS, the base annual salaries of the following elected officials of Pennington County are set at; County Sheriff - $100,000; County Coroner - $5,000; County State’s Attorney - $100,000; County Treasurer - $75,000; County Auditor - $75,000; County Register of Deeds $75,000. WHEREAS, elected officials in Pennington County are eligible for annual cost of living (COLA) increases as set forth by the Board of County Commissioners. Cost of living increases will not impact the base annual salaries. WHEREAS, current or sitting elected officials whose compensation is below the base annual salary will be moved to the established base annual salary. Once a new individual is elected to office, the salary will revert back to the base annual salary. BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, by this Pennington County Board of Commissioners hereby establishes a wage policy for elected officials. DATED this 1th day of May, 2012. /s/Lyndell Petersen, Chairperson ATTEST: (SEAL) /s/Julie A. Pearson, Auditor REQUEST FOR SUPPORT OF CONGRESSIONAL BILLS HCR107, HR1489, AND THE NAWAPA WATER PROJECT – LAROUCHE PAC: No action was taken on this item. ITEMS FROM CHAIR A. Rapid City Master Gardeners Program Location: The Master Gardener program has relocated to the West River Ag Center. BUILDING PERMIT/FLOODPLAIN ISSUE- Tim and Rhonda Fisher MOVED by Davis and seconded by Trautman that Pennington County pay up to $1000 toward hiring an engineer for the Floodplain Development Permit for Tim
County Auditor’s Office at 605-394-2153. Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the Pennington County Auditor’s Office, municipal finance office, Secretary of State’s office and those locations which provide driver’s licenses, SNAP, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the Pennington County Auditor’s Office to request a mail-in registration form or access a mailin format at www.votepennco.com. Voters with disabilities may contact the Pennington County Auditor for information and special assistance in voter registration, absentee voting or polling place accessibility. Julie A. Pearson, Auditor Pennington County Published May 10 & 17, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $27.30.
NOTICE TO REDEEM FROM TAX DEED To the following owners of record or their unknown executors, administrators, heirs, devisees, or legatees. 080933 LOT 22R-1 IN BLOCK 1 OF TYLER KNUE SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF RAPID CITY, PENNINGTON COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT FILED IN PLAT BOOK 33, PAGE 11.(ID 58711) MORRISON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC, WILLIAM MORRISON, BANKWEST INC, JOSEPH RICHARD KRALL, ANNE M KRALL AND INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. You are hereby notified that, at a sale of land and lots for unpaid taxes by the County Treasurer of Pennington County, South Dakota, the aforesaid described real property situated in Pennington County, South Dakota was first offered for sale at public auction to competitive bidders. Not having been sold for want of bidders, said County Treasurer’s Certificates of sale for same was issued by the County Treasurer of Pennington County, South Dakota, who is now the lawful owner thereof. The right of redemption will expire and deeds for said lots will be made upon expiration of sixty days from completed service of notices. Dated at Rapid City, this 10th day of May 2012 Janet Sayler Treasurer of Pennington County Published May 17 & 24, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $29.11.
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/s/Lyndell Petersen, Chairperson ATTEST: (SEAL) Julie A. Pearson, Auditor F. FIRST READING AND PUBLIC HEARING OF ORDINANCE AMENDMENT / OA 12-03. Pennington County. To amend Section 511-W-1 “Late Charges.” MOVED by Trautman and seconded by Buskerud to approve the first reading of Ordinance Amendment / OA 12-03. Vote: Unanimous. G. DISCUSSION OF RESOLUTION FOR VACATION HOME RENTALS: MOVED by Buskerud and seconded by Trautman to grant an additional 90 days to apply for a Conditional use Permit through Pennington County. Vote: Unanimous. A RESOLUTION WAIVING LATE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH SECTION 319 OF THE PENNINGTON COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE WHEREAS on April 17, 2012, the Pennington County Board of Commissioners adopted an Amendment to the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance adding Section 319 Vacation Home Rentals, which becomes effective on May 23, 2012; and, WHEREAS Section 511 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance assesses a doubled application fee and a $500 administration (penalty) fee for
FOR VOTER REGISTRATION FOR THE SCENIC CONATA BASIN AMBULANCE DISTRICT ORGANIZATION ELECTION Voter registration for the “Question on the formation of the Scenic Conata Basin Ambulance District” Election to be held on June 12, 2012, will close on May 28, 2012. Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for this election. If you are in doubt about whether you are registered check the Voter Information Portal at www.sdsos.gov or call the Pennington
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