The Pioneer Review, December 22, 2011

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Decision to open Deep Creek School Angel tree collections grow each year must wait for legislature, budgeting
by Del Bartels The Haakon 27-1 School District Board of Education hosted a full audience during the Monday, December 19 meeting. All the families of the potential five students at Deep Creek for the 2012-2013 school year were in attendance, plus several other households from the area. Members of the audience showed that the expected attendance at the country school would increase by one in the 2014-2015 school year, then again the following year. Two more youngsters would be ready for kindergarten the year after that. It was reported that the country school in Stanley County, where the area’s students currently attend school, has one instructor and one aide with 15 students ranging through all grades. That school is also on a four-day school week. Haakon Superintendent Keven Morehart told the board that the Deep Creek building is “pretty well off,” needing some tile repaired and 15 sets of lights replaced. His preliminary guess would be that the total cost to run the school would be around $70,000, which includes the salary, utilities, everything. “Financially, it would cost us nothing to open Deep Creek. Theresa Deucher is willing to go out there,” said Morehart. He was cautious about next year’s finances, though, “It will depend on when the legislature meets. This year it looks like we are going to get a little, but not much.” One attendees felt, why should they go out of our district when there are an abundance of resources right here? Another thought that the Haakon board was putting putting a lot of faith in the Stanley County system not closing their country school. Another stated that whatever the board has to do, they should go ahead and do it. These kids have to get home to play in the snow, not be riding all the time. Another noted that we need to educate these kids. The families live in Haakon county, pay taxes in Haakon County and Haakon County should educate their children. The board and the audience discussed the water hookup to the Deep Creek School. Housing, at least emergency housing in case of bad weather, for a future instructor was discussed. It was agreed that the future student base seemed to be solid. The board was in agreement. Mark Nelson said, “If there is ever a part of a county that needs a school, that is it.” Kelly Blair said, “If we are ever going to re-open a school, now is the time to do it. It’s a tremendous advantage to you guys.” Scott Brech said, “It looks like a workable situation, though I can’t say for sure right now.” Doug Thorson cautioned about having to possibly suspend a school again, “I’m in favor of it too, we’re probably okay, but I’d hate to know we are going to have to do that again.” It was voted by the board that serious number crunching would take place before the February meeting. After the South Dakota legislature settles the financing of the state’s schools for 2012-2013, (continued on page 2)
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Number 18 Volume 106 December 22, 2011
Monday, December 19, the Philip chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America collected the unwrapped toys, books and clothing donated under its Maggie Grace Angel Tree at the Haakon County Courthouse. Brigitte Brucklacher, Philip FCCLA advisor, said that the angel tree received over 300 presents. This easily exceeds last year’s estimate of 200 gifts. “There were lots of toys, books, hats, mittens, new clothing, and much more,” said Brucklacher.
“Many gifts went to children in Haakon County including Philip and Midland through area churches and the Haakon County Community Health Office. Children in the foster program in Bennett County received wonderful gifts as well as children through the Jackson County Community Health Office. Philip FCCLA has been sponsoring this project for the last 13 years or so, and I am continually amazed at the generosity of our small community. It is absolutely awesome how deeply
thoughtful people are about others with a need. I don't know specifically of a name of a child that will receive one of these gifts, but I know they are truly blessed to live in a community that cares for them.” Pictured, from left, are FCCLA “elves” Sayde Slovek, Afton Burns, Jade Konst, Sam Huston and Kelsie Kroetch. They helped sort and package the gifts which were delivered to families and children by other adult community elves.
High school students gain experience through local business internships, part 2
by Nancy Haigh This year’s group of Philip High School Internship program/school to work juniors and seniors are busy working in a variety of jobs and gaining experience for future careers. Senior Allen Piroutek is working with Marty Hansen at Hansen’s Taxidermy this school year. “I have worked in mechanic shops before and just wanted to try something new. Plus, I get to see all the cool animals that are brought in,” said Piroutek. He said the experience has been enjoyable and that Marty and his dad, Jack Hansen, are great to work with. He has really enjoyed getting to see all the huge deer that are brought into the business. “In a few weeks people will start to bring in jackrabbits to make jackalopes with and I’m looking forward to seeing how those are done,” said Piroutek. The least favorite part of Piroutek’s job is clean-up, especially in the fur plant. One thing that has surprised Piroutek are the places that the customers come from. “There are people from the East Coast, West Coast, the south that come to South Dakota to hunt deer and some are quite interesting,” he said. Shelby Schofield is assisting English instructor Laura O’Connor this year at PHS. Schofield is a junior this year and is helping O’Connor during the freshmen English class. “I love kids and even though freshmen aren’t much younger than me, it’s still a teaching experience for me, and will hopefully help me pursue my career in special education,” said Schofield. Schofield said the experience has been interesting so far. “It’s cool to see how freshmen think and to know that that’s what I was like just two years ago,” she said. She enjoys the students. “They come up with some hilarious things,” she said. Schofield has also learned the more mundane aspects of teaching. She said she least likes making copies, especially after the first day and almost breaking the copier, twice. Senior Dakota Bauman, is working for Mark Coyle at Coyle’s Standard. “I wanted to learn how to run some of the machines used to change tires and I was really looking for more of a hands-on job because I would rather work all day for $8 an hour than make $15 sitting behind a desk,” said Bauman. Bauman said he has really liked the experience and learning to use the machines that are part of the business. Stocking the pop cooler is not one of his favorite jobs, “but having to do it will help me just do things that I don’t want to do later on in life,” he said. Rachel Wheeler is working at the Philip hospital in radiology under the guidance of Kayla Eymer. “I am interested in a medical field and thought this would be a good occupation to experience,” said Wheeler. “It has been very enjoyable and I have learned a lot.” Wheeler said she enjoys working with the patients and looking at the x-rays. “There is always something different to look at,” she said. Wheeler said she was surprised at how difficult it is to see some of the fractures/breaks. The Galleria, owned by Tricia Burns, is where Allison Stahl chose to intern. Stahl said Burns’ customers always make her job enjoyable. and that the experience has been amazing. “She keeps life interesting,” said Stahl. “The respect I get from her and how she includes me in everything and how we talk about everything together,” is what Stahl enjoys the most. She wishes that she could spend more than just the one hour with Burns. Stahl said she was surprised at how chaotic the business is. Ariana Arampatzis works at two businesses. Her main one is with Ron Mann at his dental clinic, where she works on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Since Mann is not there on Wednesdays, Arampatzis works with Pennie Slovek, the art instructor at PHS that day. Arampatzis chose to work with Mann because, “I wanted to experience a job that you could help people. I am also interested in the health care profession.” She chose the art class because she enjoys art and working with kids. Arampatzis said both jobs have been fun and she has learned a lot from both experiences. She is able to do hands-on work in both areas. (continued on page 2)
Christmas lighting contest ... The Community Betterment Committee judges viewed the nominated entries for the CBC’s annual outdoor Christmas lighting contest. The display that took first place was the house and yard of Kalcy and Colton Triebwasser on N. Wood Avenue. Photos by Del Bartels
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor; The Philip High School music concert was held December 6 and was the greatest gift an audience could ask for and receive. These musicians, under the direction of Mrs. Bowen, have the discipline, practice, balance, commitment, listening and leadership, produced the most superior sounds from a high school band and chorus. We appreciate you kids, director and all the very capable helpers who make this music program work. /s/Gayle Rush Philip, SD ****************** Because you cared. Christmas in South Dakota is a time of family and of giving. It is also a time to say thank you. Over the past year in South Dakota, more than 450 people were eye, tissue and/or organ donors As a community, we owe these donors and their families our thanks. These precious gifts, when the donor did not need them anymore, helped to make many miracles happen. A father can carry his child because he received a bone graft during spinal surgery. A high school student can once again play soccer after a serious knee injury. An infant can see the faces of those who love her for the first time. A new heart beats strong giving someone a second chance at life. In 2011, approximately 2,000 South Dakotans received a cornea or tissue or organ transplant. Chances are good that your lives are touched by one or more of these people. Many thousands more will benefit from the knowledge and tools gained from research donations aimed at curing or treating cancer and other diseases. In addition, lives have been saved by the new or strengthened skills learned by our community paramedics, nurses, and other emergency responders through donor family authorized EMS (emergency medical services) training. Thank you, donor families across South Dakota, for these very special gifts. When your hearts were breaking, you reached out and gave permission, or supported your family member’s donor designation. This kindness helped stop another heart from breaking. You made a difference. We are forever touched and grateful. We hope that as you read this, you will be grateful for the gifts given and decide to be a donor yourself when you do not need your sight and organs anymore. Be a hero; tell your family and sign up at the driver's license bureau to be a donor. You may also sign up to be a donor at www.donatelifesd.org. We are proud that 55 percent of South Dakota drivers have already signed up as designated donors. This Christmas, please join the crowd. For more information, call the South Dakota Lions Eye and Tissue Bank 605-373-1008. And thank a Lions Club member in your community. Thank you. /s/Jens Saakvitne executive director S.D. Lions Eye and Tissue Bank
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an emergency medical technician basic class. Five students passed the practical skills tests, December 3, in Rapid City after 110 hours of study and training at the ambulance building in Philip. Classes were coordinated by Don Weller, head of the ambulance service. The students are waiting results of their written exams. Shown, from left, are: Kassie Kukal, Kadoka, and Jon Carley, Ashley Scheessele, Samantha Jackson and Chelsea Moos, all of Philip. Courtesy photo
EMT basic graduates ... The Philip Ambulance Service recently sponsored
... Each year it is a tradition for the Philip High School foods and nutrition class to host a holiday tea for family and friends. The festive event was held in the PHS family and consumer science room Thursday, December 15. The students prepared a variety of cookies and candies for their invited guests. Pictured, back row, from left: Brooke Nelson, Katelyn Enders, Rachel Kochersberger, Sam Johnson, Lakin Boyd, Misty Johnson, Sam Huston and Krista Wells. Front: Sam Stangle, Jade Konst, Tara Cantrell and Tate DeJong. Courtesy photo
Holiday tea
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Nobody to blame ... by Del Bartels
The Smith household had won the drawing for a free family outing at the local theater. One of the kids must have dropped their name in a box somewhere, but none could remember doing so. None of the family could remember even seeing a box for the drawing. Since money was so tight, none had been to the movie theater for months. The recession had creeped from the big cities on the coasts to the inner states and then to the small towns. If a person had a job or had workable land, or owned their own small business, that livelihood was now more than an income, it was a precious lifeline. Some jobs had disappeared. Some families, like the Smiths, were working harder at finding even day jobs than the work required for most permanent, full-time jobs. Some things were simply done without: cable television, eating out (even on a rare basis), driving to school instead of walking across town, a Christmas tree and Christmas lights. The Smiths though, felt it harder than most. Their past reputation for volunteering at churches, community fundraisers, park clean-ups, and other things could not be done because everyone had to make time for work or to save for other expenses. The high school student in the family was working after school ... no basketball this year. The junior high student was shoveling walks, doing shopping for senior citizens, helping clean the gym after home games and other things. The older elementary student was doing chores for everyone else while they worked; he hated to do the dishes, didn’t mind babysitting his brother, but thought it was neat he could sew on a button. The first grader stayed at home or went to the parks with big brother. His entertainment was basic. Still, the father did not hesitate when a friend desperately needed to borrow their car. Something about getting his own car’s battery replaced tomorrow. The family walked to the theater. They returned home after a really fun night, full of complementary popcorn and soda. They felt like what they had always hoped their previous giving had caused others to feel. Their car was parked in front of the house! A Christmas card under the wiper said that the oil had been changed, the tank filled and the bald tires replaced with new ones. Few people in town locked their doors; now the Smith house had been broken into! The refrigerator had been stuffed. The cupboards were full of boxes and cans of food. A small Christmas tree had been erected in the corner on a small table. Presents were stacked underneath the tree and the table. The packages contained new clothes, with a pair of new shoes and a new winter coat for each of the family. Nothing was top-of-the line or designer, but everything was usable and not out-of-date. A large card hooked on a tree branch was a paid-in-full slip for the freshly filled tank of heating fuel. No one in town could spare much. Everyone struggled to spare just a little. No one knew a thing. The crime still remains unsolved.
try Cupboard food pantry for several weeks. “Our classroom received food from many people, and we are so appreciative,” said Marie Slovek, sixth grade instructor. The food will be taken to the food pantry and will be distributed to the needy in this area. Shown are some of the sixth graders with the food that was collected. Courtesy photo
Food drive ... The Philip sixth graders have been collecting food for the Coun-
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Students gain experience
(continued from front) She has been able to teach one project in the art class that she believes the middle schoolers enjoyed. Arampatzis likes being able to work with students as well as the people that come in to the clinic. “I wish I had more time. The hour just flies by way too fast,” she said. Sayde Slovek also is interning at two locations, both involving young kids. She works with April Schofield at Jesus Loves Me Preschool and with second grade teacher, MaryLynn Crary. “I have always loved being around younger kids and I wanted to learn what it would be like to have to be a part of their joy of learning,” said Slovek. Wonderful and amazing are how she describes her experience in the two jobs. For her job with the preschoolers she said, “I really enjoy being around the kids. They create such a happy and fun environment to be in. I love working with the kids; they are a great group of kids. It is so impressive to see how much they have improved and learned.” Slovek works at the elementary school on Wednesdays. Part of her job involves working with all the students in grades kindergarten through sixth. “Because I have such a large variety of ages, I have a variety of activities from different ages. Also, part of my job is putting up bulletin boards and I really enjoy the creativity part of the process,” she said. Slovek said she was surprised to learn how much effort the preschool kids put forward to improve and learn. As for the elementary students she is impressed with the work ethic that each student has.
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11-30-11: 1 count Simple Assault; 1 count Disorderly Conduct: Dani Fitch. Plea: not guilty to simple assault; guilty to disorderly conduct. Fined $116. Conditions: Pay fine and costs; 2) Unsupervised probation; no violations of the law for six months. 10-10-11: Speeding: Devon Moolman, Draper; fined $105. 11-9-11: Speeding Other Roadways: Ryan T. Riedy, Pierre; fined $125.
To open Deep Creek School
(continued from front) the Haakon Board of Education can make a definite decision during its March meeting. In other business, the board decided to not accept bids for the mobile unit currently at Ottumwa. The board wanted to keep the potential of maybe using the structure at Deep Creek School. The district’s geothermal contract will continue to be in effect with the local organization representing businesses using the hot water for heating, but only for one year. The payment by the organization for use of the hot water for heating has gone up from $6,500 to $8,500 per year. Philip Health Services, Inc. has come on to the piping system, but that does not affect the amount of water used. After one year, and after the geothermal organization can officially meet for this purpose, the contract can be looked at again. The board approved an extracurricular contract for Holly Schaack being the assistant girls’ basketball coach. After an executive session the board agreed to pay LaRay Carley $500 for taking on additional duties in the absence of another staff member. Morehart was given permission to investigate purchasing a school vehicle. The special education department would officially own the vehicle, but it could be reimbursed for other groups and organizations using it. A suburban type vehicle could carry small groups of students to cross country meets or other activities, without using a full-sized bus. Jeff Rieckman’s secondary principal’s report stated that semester tests would be held December 21 and 22, though the last day of the first semester would be January 5. Pamela DeJong will hold a financial aid meeting January 23 for seniors and their parents. January 24 will be an informational meeting for eighth graders, covering their academic path through high school. Morehart’s superintendent’s report stated that evaluations are in progress. The music concerts were great. Milesville’s Christmas program will be next week. The annual inspection of the boilers went smoothly. February 3 will be a teachers’ in-service in Wall for “a chance for our staff to meet other staff and discuss core standards,” said Morehart. The next scheduled meeting for the Haakon 27-1 Board of Education will be at 6:00 p.m., January 16, 2012, in Room A-1 of the Philip High School.
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their grandchildren, Tessa and Josie’s, Christmas program at Dupree and visited with Mandie Menzell and husband while there. Julie and Michell Maupin were in Rapid City doing some shopping this week. Then on Saturday night, Julie and Gary attended the sale barn Christmas party. Wednesday, Julie’s brother, Zane Jeffries, came for a visit. John and Arnis Knutson were gone to Brookings to have an early Christmas with family there. They were all guests at the home of Arnis’ sister, Ralph and Gayle Matz. A lot of visiting and good food was enjoyed. They also visited other family and friends while there. Arnis said she quit working at The Steakhouse and is just enjoying being home. I stated to her that she will find herself busier now, as people think that you will have lots of time now. We were gone to another program and soup supper at the Evangelical Free Church in Philip and all the nephews and the Michael Peterson family were in attendance, as well as all the family of Trevor Fitch. The young people were participants in the program. It was a nice program and there were lots of different soups, sandwiches and desserts to choose from. Everyone had a good visit afterwards. Billie Hancock and Helen Sorenson were in attendance, it was good to see them. Helen and I decided we were doing good and would enjoy what we have and be thankful. I want to finish with a different slant on things as it is time for memories. Do you remember the outhouses that were out on the farms? There was no water in the house unless it was fed by a cistern and a pump mounted on the counter, which I was fortunate to have. Now, earlier when I was a kid, we couldn’t afford to buy bathroom paper, so the Montgomery and Sears catalogs were there for our use. Well, when Kenneth and I were married, he was tall, and his mother was a tall lady also, so the outhouse was built for tall people. Kenneth had to build a bench for me! I have to laugh as the people who remember Meryl Rickard, who was a short man, and when he came over to visit he would always come back from the outhouse laughing. As times were hard and there was not much money, Kenneth had some leftover John Deere paint, so I painted that outhouse John Deere green. Now that outhouse is gone, as we finally put in a bathroom and started hauling water from Philip or Quinn to help out when there was a lack of rain. When I was a kid of about seven or eight years old, we lived on Pass Creek about 12 miles west of Custer, the WPA (Works Progress Administration) came out and built outhouses and put on screen doors and screens on the windows. Were we hard up? Well you better believe it, but we not alone. Every neighbor we had was in the same boat. That was when they also hired girls from the neighborhood to fix hot meals for the schools. There were also commodities you could pick up in town, as well as mattresses and We offer …
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Changes to Private Applicator Meeting Schedule I don’t like to change meeting dates once they’ve been set, but I failed to notice that I scheduled the Private Pesticide Applicator Certification (PAT) Meeting for the Fire Hall in Presho on Monday, January 16, which is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The meeting has been changed to Tuesday, January 17, still at 1:00 p.m. The entire list of Private Applicator Certification Meetings in South Dakota can be found at: http://www.sdstate.edu/ps/extension/pat/pat-county-dates.cfm. The change has been made in that list. Also, please note that this list has been corrected to show the PAT meeting for February 15 in Wagner beginning at 1:00 pm, instead of 3:35 p.m., as was mistakenly listed for a while. As mentioned earlier, at each of the PAT meetings in the calendar below, we will be covering the required topics related to Private Applicator Certification, but spending much of the remaining time on current and emerging pest control issues you can use. I have hopes of being able to connect with one of our Plant Science Extension Specialists over the Internet to cover a topic in their specialty at a few of the meetings. Ranchers Workshops Livestock producers will want to put one or both dates for the upcoming Ranchers Workshops to be held in Burke and Mission. The workshop in Burke will be Monday, January 23, at the Civic Center, and include presentations on Cedar Tree Removal in Rangeland, Planning the Transition between Farm/Ranch Generations, Marketing Update, and Health Issues for Cattle. The workshop in Mission will be Tuesday, January 24, at the Sinte Gleska University Multipurpose Building, and feature presentations on Grass Fed Beef, Generations Working Together: Today’s Challenge, and Health Issues for Cattle. Both workshops are planned and coordinated by local NRCS and Extension Offices, and will feature a noon meal, sponsored by donors. SDSU’s iGrow Continues to Grow Within just the Agronomy Community, the educational influence of SDSU’s new teaching platform, iGrow, has continued to expand with the launching of iGrow Wheat in October, iGrow Soybeans in November, and more recently, iGrow Radio. We hear from the technology experts at SDSU that iGrow is getting a good deal of traffic, so it’s apparently being used. As the content editor/coordinator of iGrow Wheat, I can attest that each of the iGrow teams are regularly working to bring you current information that pertains to area of interest. Although there are almost an infinite variety of topics to address, we are very interested in providing information that is pertinent to what producers need and want to know. We hope you will continue to call or stop in with your questions, as that gives us ideas on what to address.
by Bob Fanning Field Specialist, Winner Regional Extension Center Calendar Jan. 9: Private Applicator Certification (PAT) Meeting, 1:00 p.m. MT, Senior Citizens Center, Philip Jan. 13: PAT Meeting, 1:00 p.m. MT, Bennett County Library Learning Center, Martin Jan. 16: PAT Meeting, 1:00 p.m., Fire Hall, Presho Jan. 18: PAT Meeting, 1:00 p.m., 4-H Center, Winner Jan. 31: PAT Meeting, 1:00 p.m., Civic Center, Burke Feb. 15: PAT Meeting, 1:00 p.m., American Legion, Wagner March 6: PAT Meeting, 1:00 p.m., SDSU Extension Center, 325 S. Monroe St., Winner
many other items. I can remember mom sewing into the night to fix the bib overalls and dresses so that they would look store bought. A lot of my dresses were made from flour sacks as you could get two with the same print. Memories, yes, but all in all it makes one thankful for what I can enjoy this day. Merry Christmas to you and yours and be thankful for what you have and enjoy your family and love them. That’s the most important gift you have.
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Glenn Reynick gave some news. Glenn grew up about a mile north of our place and went to school at the Deadman School and after graduating from Philip High School he went on to college and became a school teacher. He taught in Torrington, Wyo. He went on to become a principal for several years prior to his retirement. Glenn traveled to Boise, Idaho., to visit his nephew, Creg Reynick (son of the late Gene Reynick), and had a good time going to some ballgames and just visiting and updating family happenings. Creg is also the nephew of Berdyne Parsons, Philip. Creg is about Marvin Eide, my son’s, age and they enjoyed playing together when they were kids. His dad taught at the school just across the road from the original Reynick house. Glenn lost his wife due to cancer, but continues to live in Torrington and looks after his sister, Marilyn, who is in a nursing home. She was falling a lot and was not able to be alone. I hear from Marilyn once in awhile. Glenn plans on coming home to Philip to spend some time this summer. LeeAnn Knutson has made the neatest nativity scene out of tissue paper. It is on the hospital bulletin board just north of the nurses station as you go down the hall to the physical therapy rooms. She can do wonders with paper, and her creations are unbelievable, but if you know LeeAnn very well you would know that she is very capable of doing many things. She is an organizer for parties, entertainment, or whatever. You name it, she will get the job done. A large group of relatives were at the nursing home for the guitar recital Saturday, December 17, to hear their grandchildren and nephews take part. Those enjoying the recital were Cliff and Rita Ramsey, Dorothy Urban, Marvin, Vicki and Mary Eide, Gladys Smith, Trevor, Christa, Jensen and Raylor Fitch, Burjes and Cheryl Fitch, Michael and Tanya Peterson. Hunter and McCoy Peterson, and Keagan and Colby Fitch were participants. Kianna Knutson is their teacher. Jim and Myrna Gottsleben had daughters, Barbara, Rapid City, and Caroline and her daughter, Dupree, visiting over the weekend. All were at the nursing home December 17. Nancy (Schofield) Russell, Black Hawk, was visiting her aunts in the nursing home and other family members in Philip over the weekend. It was so nice to see her again. Norma Oldenberg attended the 80th birthday party for Phyllis Hanrahan December 17. Later, she went to the nursing home to visit there before going home. Oh yes, I did get to Norma’s to see the inside of her house that is decorated from top to bottom. It sure did remind me of the late Pete Week’s house at Christmas. Some of you probably remember Pete and how she would decorate every Christmas and what a treat it was to go see it. Well, anyway it was a treat to see Jim and Norma’s home, it is so beautiful. Gary and Julie Nixon attended
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Elderly Meals Thursday, Dec. 22: Pit Ham, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Cornbread, Apple Oatmeal Bar. Friday, Dec. 23: Potato Olés with Lettuce, Sour Cream and Salsa, Spiced Apples. Monday, Dec. 26: Pulled Pork, French Fries, Normandy Veggies, Roll, Sliced Peaches. Tuesday, Dec. 27: Chicken Dijon, Potato Puffs, Scandinavian Veggies, Roll, Cranberry Velvet Dessert. Wednesday, Dec. 28: Pork Chasseur, Duchess Potatoes, Brunswick Veggies, Roll, Carrot Cake. *** Inez Perli had a visit from her son, Keith, Monday, December 5. Betty McClellan’s daughter was here to visit her. Marcella’s sister, Margaret came to visit Monday, too. Marcella has another sister named Martha. Somerset Court residents extend sympathy to Vi Walker whose sister passed away December 5. Diane (Ainslie) Walker, her daughter-in-law, came to visit Vi and help with arrangements. Hello, to Gloria French of Philip. I just brought out the good denim and fleece blanket she made for a fundraiser at Philip a few years ago, so I was reminded of Gloria. She’s made many denim quilts and always dashes around on her bike. Wednesday, December 14, the Somerset bus took residents to hear music at the Dahl Fine Arts Center. Thank you, Shawn and Sandy. We had pool at 3:30 with Shawn and Sandy, Violet Jenison and Vivian Hansen. Thanks, it was fun. M.R. Hansen came for scrabble and we tied at 242. We found the word ilex which is holly. Did I mention that we found agnate the other day and it means, related on the father’s side. What is the word that means related on the mother’s side? M.R. Hansen and and a School of Mines student left December 9 for Dubai to explore
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Friday, December 12, I received Loren and Rose Kiel’s wonderful Christmas letter. He relates the year of their travels, visits, and family accomplishments. Thank you, Loren and Rose. I will have to ask the Pioneer Review for your address, because I threw away the envelope. Thank you nephew Jerry and Betty Kanago, Dayton, Ohio, for you Christmas letter. They plan to live more in Nevada and less at Arkansas. Thanks to nephew Leonard and Jean Meyer, Greenfield, Ind., for your Christmas letter and a gift of three books, John Grisham’s “A Time to Kill,” and “Ford Country,” and a Mary Higgins Clark, “I’ll Walk Alone.” Thanks to Vinnie Hansen and Danny Friedman, Santa Cruz, Calif., for the Diane Phalin 1,000piece jigsaw puzzle, “ Quilts for Sale.” I hope to get it set up on the third floor at Somerset Court. Thanks and Merry Christmas to Frank Hansen and Kathryn Knowles and family for the elegant jar of moisturizing cream. It was good to see you last summer at Palmer Gulch. Sunday, December 11, we had church services with Rev. Richardson and in the afternoon there was a shopping trip planned. Saturday, December 10, our Somerset Court schedule was a little different. We had supper at 4:30 so the staff could have the dining room for their Christmas party. Residents had a party dinner as well with catered-in pizza and ice cream bars. Mass was held at 4:00 p.m., so nobody missed supper. Thanks and Merry Christmas to Billie Hancock, Philip, for your pretty Christmas card and nice note. Thanks and Merry Christmas to Nanci Adams, Watsonville, Calif. Nanci is a longtime friend of Vinnie Hansen’s. Vinnie and I spent time at her charming home, many Christmases ago. She lives in a flower garden acreage and she is an ardent professional birder. She writes that she has a goal of birding in every country. Thank you and Merry Christmas to Sandra Drew, Sioux Falls, who used to live in Philip. She emailed me and said that she hopes to attend Philip Festival Days in June 2012. I set up the new jigsaw puzzle that Vinnie and Danny sent. It is on the third floor at Somerset Court. One thousand pieces, very colorful. You are welcome to help put it together. Myrna’s son, Douglas, and wife Jo visited Myrna at supper time Saturday eve. Maxine had a visit from her other son, not Mike. Sunday, December 11, at Somerset Court, Marcella Kraft had company at lunch time, her son, John. Myran Pokorny was out in the afternoon to a birthday party for her granddaughter, Kristi, who turned 20 and is in her third year of college at Black Hills State University. At 2:00 p.m., Rev. Richardson came to Somerset Court. He talked about the time before Jesus was born. He told us to imagine ourselves back in those days and to imagine how we would feel when we got the news that we would have a Holy Child. Jack Humke played the piano and we sang several Christmas songs. After church, there was a table of whist in the activity garden. Susan was here to help out. Wednesday, December 14, after exercises, we were entertained at Somerset Court by the Wild Kingdom day care children. There were seven children, most of them were four years old. Mary Stevens and Kelly Kem led Cora, Menssa, Ryland Brensen, Will and Delilah and Laikin in a number of songs and poems about Christmas. One was in sign language, “Silent Night.” They were much enjoyed by the residents. Dutch and Billie Stevens are Mary Steven’s in-laws and Delilah is their great-granddaughter. All of the children were nicely behaved and performed delightfully. Thank you all for coming to see us. They brought a big tray of treats and passed them around. In the afternoon of December 14, we had the resident gift exchange with much jollity and pleasant time. Directly after the party, Somerset saw another party. Sharon Keen, the beautician at our Somerset Court salon, had prepared tables full of pies, cookies and all kinds of treats and drinks. A big crowd of residents showed up for that. Thank you, Sharon. Emily Kirkpatrick, who has been writing the newsletter for Virgil’s 89th Cavalry Army troops, sent Christmas greetings. The 89th reunion was at Branson this year and will be at Branson in 2012. Meta (Poste) Dabney, Las Vegas, Nev., Philip High School class of 1937 sent a pretty Christmas card. She says to tell Vernon Burns, “Hello.” My granddaughter, Patty Denke, Belgrade, Mont., sent a pretty Christmas card and big photo of her granddaughter, Alyce.
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I guess Alyce is about one year old. Her mom is Miranda and her dad is T.J. Rose. Patty sent photos of some of her tomatoes. You should come over and see the photos. Patty said she had seen the Somerset commercial with me in it. Merry Christmas to Pioneer Review staff. Friday, December 16, Shawn and Sandy gave us wheel of fortune. All the puzzles were on a Christmas theme: Frosty the snowman, rockin’ around the Christmas tree, let it snow, and up on the rooftop. Players were Coleen, Ruth S., Virginia, Marilyn, Jeannie, Irene A., Inez, Violet, and Vivian. Thank you, Shawn and Sandy. At 3:30, Shawn and Sandy had the activity of ring the reindeer. There were 10 big bottles of root beer or something. They had a number value from one to 10. We threw six rings one at a time, in hopes of ringing the bottles. The bottles had pictures of reindeer on them. It was not as easy as it looked. Players were lucky to ring one! To ring three, was a major feat. Playing were Larry, Lois, Mildred Y., Irene A., Violet, Inez, Flossie Albright, Floy, Myrna, Ruth S., Virginia S., Mildred K., and Vivian. Both games had generous Somerset bucks for winning and more for playing. Friday, I received a Christmas card from my Palmer relative in N. Stonington, Conn., Anna Coit. She is 103 now and she sent a photo of her looking out her bird watching window. She looked really good. She still sells Christmas trees, but has a boy to help her now. Virgil’s cousin, George Belknap, sent a Christmas card, a set of Christmas stamps, and several pages of history of Virgil’s mother’s side of the family. She was an Eckerman, one of the many kids raised by Aunt Emma Belknap. Thank you George and Patty. Friday after supper, the Somerset Court bus took a load of residents to see Story Book Island. It was a nice night and they walked around through the park which was lighted up for Christmas. I only saw a few who were going. Shawn, Sandy, Ruth S. and her daughter, Virginia, and Dwight. December 17, 2011, at Somerset Court. we were entertained by the Magic Flutes. How good of these three girls to spend so much breath on us. A crowd of residents attended their performance. We had some Irish folk songs, “The Ale House Song,” “Women of Erin,” and reels. One of Tchaikovsky’s compositions from Swan Lake made us imagine the dance of baby swans. A Spanish composer, Albieniz, created folk songs with a tango. There was a waltz by Franz Le Har, “The Gold and Silver Waltz.” He also wrote the “Merry Widow.” We enjoyed
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self-healing concrete. Over the years, it has been the trend to grind the cement powder finer and finer. This promotes speed in setting up and shortens the time needed to ripen. But now it is being considered to have some coarser grains of concrete in the mix, so that they will not be activated in the original mix and will be available to react to water later on. When a crack in the concrete happens, and water runs in, the bigger particles will then harden. Philip’s annual Festival Days for 2011, which are traditionally the third weekend in June, is considering having a big name band come as entertainment along with the Matched Bronc Ride. I wouldn’t give a hoot to hear a big name band! But I would really try to get to Philip to hear Chuck and RuthAnn Carstensen and Glenn Parsons play and sing. We are thankful that Helen Smith is back to Somerset Court after some some spent in the hospital and rehab. Ruth Monette has a friend who flies in from Maine and brings fresh oysters. Wow, what a great connection. My daughter, Carol Vogan, Colorado Springs, will be working part-time with a program to help avoid childhood obesity. She recently went to Boulder for a training session. December 8, Somerset Court residents were entertained by a large singing group, The Shrine of Democracy. The second floor hospitality area was readied for the program by Shawn and Sandy. That involved moving many chairs and much decoration. Thank you to our activity directors. The music was wonderful. Deep, harmonious voices, singing our favorite Christmas songs. Thank you, Shrine of Democracy. Friday, December 9, M.R. and Barbara Hansen came to Somerset Court for breakfast. Barbara was taking M.R. to the airport where they would meet a student from SDSM&T and they were to fly to Dubai.
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“Orpheus in the Underworld” by Offenbach, wherein we heard a can-can and a political spoof. So we had a sampling of famous composers. Next we had a few hymns such as “Amazing Grace,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and “Blessed Assurance.” A group of Christmas songs finished the program. Thank you, ladies for your great music. Thank you, Susan, Shawn and Sandy, who handled the hospitality and served lemon bars after the music. M.R. Hansen got back from Dubai and came for scrabble. He brought a package of postcards with photos of Burj Khalifi, the tallest man-made structure in the world. Thanks, Mig. Marsha Sumpter visited Somerset Court in the evening and brought plates of Christmas goodies to Vernon Burns and me. Thank you, Marsha, and Bill, too. He elected to stay in the car. Sharon Hansen-Duinkherjav and children and David Hansen drove to Lincoln, Neb., December 15, to attend the graduation of Emily Hansen, from culinary arts school. Sunday, December 18, Terry Pulse and his wife, Ardyce, came to give us church services at Somerset Court. Jack Humke played for our singing of a number of our favorite Christmas songs. Thank you, Terry and Jack. Terry read us part of the Christmas story from the Bible. M.R. Hansen came for scrabble. Noting the recent obituary of Clarence Hullinger of Murdo. He was the creator of 1880 Town, a realistic miniature old-fashioned town between Murdo and Belvidere on Interstate 90. Virgil made signs for him and gave him a 10-foot tall gnarly, twisted cedar tree trunk for the 1880 Town. Noting the December 18, 2011, obituary of Jerry Ferley, Oelrichs, formerly of Philip. My sympathy to friends and family. SDSM&T held winter graduation exercises Saturday, December 17, 2011. Patricia was the featured speaker at the graduation, at which time she also received an honorary doctor of science. In 2004, she was named the first woman president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She is chief Eeecutive officer of Pegasus Global Holdings, an international management consulting firm. Journal of Rolla Palmer, 1913 May 31, Phil Doughty was here today. Wind in the north and cooler. I broke a little. Went over to Nelson’s and got some corn. June 1, 1913. Hot and sultry. Hazen and family came over and made a visit. 6-2. Started to plow on Clara Lee’s for millet and Andrew Thompson came over and we had a picnic dinner in the trees. About 3 o’clock there came a shower. I stayed out in it just for fun and got soaking wet. Just got home in time to save a dam from all going. (Note from Vivian Hansen, 12-11, 2011. My folks had a dam just east of the stone barn and a little south. It washed out in 1915, and I still saw the remains of the banks when I was a little kid.) 6-3. Plowed all day on Clara Lee’s. Nice day but hot. Plowed till 3 o’clock, then helped Rausch move Cade’s shack. June 5. I went to Hinish’s and got the drill. Sowed millet on Pheiffer’s. 6-6. First tame rose ever raised on this place. Queen bred. 6-7. Dragged corn and spuds. It was cool. 6-8. The old hog ate up all of Effie’s turkeys. 6-9. I went down to Rausch’s with the drill. Tiny got in the wire. I went over and plowed on Bro’s. 6-10. Plowed on Bro’s. Got done. Nice day. 6-11. Disked my ground, plowed for alfalfa. Pretty hot. 6-12. Dragged and disked. Ole Russell and Peterson were here. I went over to Nelson’s after corn.
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Jerry Ferley______________________________________
chased for stock. He always enjoyed the fact that he got to work cattle on horses that were also used at rodeos for bucking stock. He then returned home to Philip where he worked on the Bernard Stout Ranch until drafted into the Army in 1966. He spent 1967-1968 fighting in Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam, he used his GI Bill to attend Farrier’s College in Sturgis, SD. Then he found himself alongside Roger Peterson, working for Jack Mason on the river breaks north of Philip, presiding at Honeymoon Hollow. Jerry married LeeAnn Putnam on August 9th of 1969. He worked at the SDSU Experimental Farm in Cottonwood for the next year and also broke horses during this time. In the fall of 1970, he dropped LeeAnn off at her family ranch in Oelrichs en route to Castle Rock, Colo., to pursue a farrier business. Two months later, his father-in-law asked him to return to Oelrichs to help run the family ranch where he remained for the rest of his life. Shortly after returning to the ranch, he hit the rodeo trail on weekends riding saddle broncs at community rodeos. He also enjoyed team roping, flying (his father-inlaw, Don Putnam, taught him to fly so they could coyote hunt together), ranching, teaching his kids the ranching way of life, and visiting/ meeting many friends and neighbors. He never forgot a face or a name. He also helped to organize the first roping club in Oelrichs, was a member and a president of the Oelrichs Rodeo Association, he belonged to the Elks Club in Chadron, Neb., was a member and a commander of the Forney/ Swigert American Legion, and also belonged to the VFW in Hot Springs. Jerry was a true cowboy. His father-in-law often shared the following statement in reference to Jerry, “He could do a full day’s work on a horse that most people could not even saddle.” Jerry and LeeAnn became foster parents in 1973 to Speedy Allen and Lori (Dee) Allen-Dryden. They added to the family starting with Shane in 1974, Casey in 1975, Shanna in 1978, and Chad in 1980. Jerry was very proud of all his kids and their accomplishments. He was proud of Dee’s resilience and her gift to always see the good in everyone, Shane’s interest and ability in aviation, Casey’s aspiration to fulfill the family’s ranching tradition, Shanna’s skill for nurturing kids as a teacher, and Chad following in his footsteps riding saddle broncs with such great success. Survivors include his wife, LeeAnn Ferley of Oelrichs; three sons, Shane and Suzanne Ferley of Wichita, Kan., Casey and Amy Ferley of Oelrichs, and Chad and Jessica Ferley of Oelrichs; daughters, Shanna and Paul Sandal of Box Elder, and foster daughter Dee Dryden of Rapid City; 11 grandchildren, including Trey, Christina, Amelie, Aiden and Macy (Shane and Suzanne), Ian (Casey and Amy), Morgan and Paiden (Shanna and Paul), Teagan (Chad and Jessica), and Ty and Grant (Dee and Butch Dryden). He was also a special grandpa (Gramps) to his nieces, Jada and T’lea, and others including McKenzie, Zane, Cody, and Colton. Survivors also include his brothers, Steve and BethAnn Ferley of Rapid City and Dan and Lana Ferley of Loveland, Colo.; sisters-inlaw, Donna Sue Willey and Howard of Harrison, Neb., and Pam Ireland and Jerry of Miami, Okla.; and 11 nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Esther Ferley; his foster son, Speedy; and his father-in-law, Donald Putnam. At his request, he was cremated. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on December 28th, 2011, from 2:00 to 5:00 at the American Legion Hall in Hot Springs. In lieu of flowers there will be a memorial to the Oelrichs Rodeo Association. Edstrom & Rooks Funeral Service at Serenity Springs in Rapid City is in charge of the arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.serenityspringsfuneralc hapel.com.
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Steve Jeffords_____________________________________
and Jeff’s Truck Stop until 1974. Steve was united in marriage to Carol Kay Porch on May 23, 1959, in Rapid City, and to this union were born three daughters, Teri, Stephanie and Janine. Steve has been in the service business all his life. After the truck stops he and Carol ran the Town & Country furniture store in Kadoka for a short time and then he was called back into the service station business. They ran the Kadoka Standard for 23 years before retiring in 2003. Steve was and always has been a very community minded man. He sat on the town council and the county commission. He was very active in state politics. He served as the chairman for the Jackson County Republicans for many years. One of the most beloved organizations was a membership in the Western South Dakota Buckaroos. He was serving as their president at the time of his death. Steve is survived by his daughters and their families, Teri and her husband, Steve Kezar, of Torrington, Wyo., and her four children Audra (Jim) Scheel, Laura (Clay) Duxbury, Elizabeth and Clayton Word; Stephanie Rodgers and her husband, Gib, of Wessington and their two children, Rebecca (Preston) Steele and Kaleb (Emily) Rodgers; and Janine Verschoor and her husband, Jim, of Rapid City, and their daughter, Allison, and son, Eli; his mother, Marjorie Jeffords of Rapid City; his sister, Beth Boersma and her husband, John, of Rapid City; his brother, Bradley Jeffords of Clemmons, N.C.; his special friend Jeannie Schroder of Cheyenne, Wyo.; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Steve was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; his father, Max; his brother, Stanley; and son-in-law, Don Clay Word. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 22, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, and one hour preceding the services on Friday. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 23, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating. Interment will be at the Kadoka Cemetery. A memorial has been established. Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka. His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Jerry M. Ferley, 64, of Oelrichs passed away December 1, 2011, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. He was born June 27th, 1947, in Pierre to Glenn and Esther Ferley. The family moved to Philip when Jerry was three years old to begin the family business, Ferley Jewelers. After moving to Philip, he dreamed of being a cowboy. Tex Stark helped him begin fulfilling this dream by teaching Jerry how to break horses. This aspiration grew, which led him to ranch work. By the time he was in seventh grade, he spent his summers working for Philip area ranchers including Walt and Margret Sandal, the grandparents of his future son-inlaw, Paul. He also worked for Shorty and Dorothy Nixon. During his high school years he enjoyed participating in FFA, football, tumbling, and high school rodeo. He qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo in 1964 and 1965, competing in bareback and steer wrestling, which led to the first date with his future wife. He was also a member of the Lutheran Church. Jerry graduated from Philip High School in 1965. After graduation, he worked on a large cattle ranch in Wyoming called the Matador Cattle Company. He was the last of the cowboys hired to work it as open range. He had lasting memories of the Percheron-cross horses here, some of which ProRodeo founders pur-
Steve Jeffords, age 70, of Kadoka, died Monday, December 19, 2011, at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City. Stephen Ira Jeffords was born March 13, 1941, at Ainsworth, Neb., the oldest child of Max and Marjorie (Hamilton) Jeffords. He and his parents lived in Springview, Neb., before they moved to Lake Andes. At age 14, he and his parents moved to Kadoka where they operated Jeff’s Frontier
Gary C. Smith____________________
Gary Claude Smith, 63, died December 11, 2011, in Kingman, Ariz., after a long illness. Gary was born November 27, 1948, in Kadoka to George and Florence Smith. He graduated from Kadoka High School, served in the U.S. Army, and graduated from the University of South Dakota. He lived outside of Chloride, Ariz., for the past 40 years, where he pursued business and personal interests. Gary was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his brother, Guy Smith and his wife Jeannie of Wall; his sister, Cheryl Smith Leeper and her husband, Gary, of Two Harbors, Minn.; a nephew, Garr Smith and his wife, Leslie, of Gillette, Wyo.; and a niece, Briana Smith Naescher and husband Brian, Plymouth, Minn. As per Gary’s request, no services will be held. He will be cremated and inurned in the Belvidere cemetery at a future date.
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TRINITY LUTHERAN Pastor Frezil Westerlund Midland – 843-2538 SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30 a.m. Ruth Circle: 3rd Tues. at 2 p.m. Nowlin Circle: Last Wed. at 9 a.m. Rebecca Circle: Last Wed. at 7 p.m. (Nov. thru Feb.); 6:30 p.m. (Mar. - Oct.) ****** DEEP CREEK LUTHERAN Moenville – 843-2538 Pastor Frezil Westerlund SUNDAY WORSHIP: 1:30 p.m. (CT) ALCW: 3rd Thursday, 1:30 p.m. ****** OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN Long Valley Pastor Frezil Westerlund Saturday Evening: 5:00 p.m. ****** DOWLING COMMUNITY CHURCH Every Sunday in July Services at 10:00 a.m. followed by potluck dinner CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Art Weitschat Kadoka – 837-2390 SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:00 a.m. ****** OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH, Philip (605) 669-2406 • Murdo Pastor Ray Greenseth Sunday Worship Services: 1:00 p.m. ****** OPEN BIBLE CHURCH • MIDLAND Pastor Andy Blye 843-2143 • facebook.com/midlandobc Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service: 10:30 a.m. Bible Study: Wed. at 7:30 p.m. Women’s Ministries: 2nd Thurs., 1:30 ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN CHURCH 10 miles SE of Midland • Pastor Glenn Denke • 462-6169 Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. (CT) Sunday School: 10 a.m. CT Sunday Bible Study: 10 a.m. ****** PHILIP COMMUNITY EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Pastor Gary Wahl – Philip – 859-2841 Sunday School – 9:15 a.m. Sunday Services – 10:30 a.m. Last Sunday of the month – potluck dinner following church services Last Monday of the month – Evangelical Ladies Service/Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Wed. Night Prayer & Bible Study: 7 p.m. Everyone Welcome!! ****** HARDINGROVE COMMUNITY EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Pastor Gary Wahl – Philip 859-2841 • garyaw@aol.com Worship Service: 8:00 a.m. • Children's Church: 8:30 a.m. Ladies’ Aid - 2nd Thurs. at 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer, Mondays at 7 p.m. ****** UNITED CHURCH OF PHILIP Pastor Kathy Chesney • 859-2310 Home: 859-2192 • E-mail: chez@gwtc.net Sunday Worship: 9:00 a.m. UCW meets 2nd Friday at 9:30 a.m. ****** FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF INTERIOR Pastor Kathy Chesney • 859-2310 E-mail: chez@gwtc.net Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
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Scripture Reference: "For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the Cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things." -- Philippians 3:18, 19 During the Apostle Paul's visits to Europe he had frequently warned the Philippians about those who were nothing more than deceivers. It is apparent that the problem in the assembly had greatly intensified for Paul writes, "I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping." These men are labeled by the apostle as "the enemies of the Cross of Christ." They may have appeared outwardly religious but in reality they were ungodly, self-seeking, arrogant, sensual men who were destitute of faith. There are three indictments that are handed down against these workers of iniquity: First, in the order of enumeration is the statement, "whose end is destruction." Surely this cannot be said of the saved. On the other hand the unsaved will experience everlasting destruction as foretold in II Thessalonians 1:7-9. Secondly, notice the object of their worship. Were they worshipping the true and living God? No! their god was their belly -- sensuality, which produced the insatiable desire to satisfy the appetites of the flesh. Thirdly, we are told they set their affections solely on worldly things such as: philosophy, intellectualism, power, popularity, fortune, etc. Little wonder Paul calls them enemies of the Cross, "they had a form of godliness, but denied the power thereof." These emissaries of Satan had no desire to understand the preaching of the Cross, whereby they could be justified from all things. Things haven't changed very much, today these imposters brazenly substitute the gospel message with the doctrine of positive thinking, which has led many to a false sense of security in thinking that they are right with God. Sad to say, that even some believers have fallen under the spell of this insidious teaching. Sir Walter Scott said of those who are given to deception: "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." Thankfully, even though the gospel is sometimes hindered, it continues to be the "power of God unto salvation." Beware of the enemies of the Cross, they are among us even at this hour.
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It is seven more days before Christmas. Have you got your shopping done, your baking finished, and those Christmas cards and letters sent out? It sounds as if it may be a brown Christmas. And that’s just plum okay with me. It makes for safer travels as families travel home for the holidays. I am getting a later start on the Midland News this week as Jerry and I attended the funeral service of Clarence Hullinger at Murdo this Monday morning. It was a nice service. Clarence’s grandson, Cody Hullinger, sang and played the guitar to a Hank Williams song, changing some of the words in making it a fitting tribute to his grandfather. And Clarence’s granddaughter, Brittany, also sang and played the guitar with a song about the prairie. This too was a fitting song to Clarence, as the 1880 Town that he loved so much, sits on a prairie along I-90 and Hwy. 63. Clarence was a man who worked hard, helped his fellowman, and was a man with a vision, a visionary, and because of that, the Original 1880 Town of Dakota Territory, was born. Our sincere sympathies to the Hullinger family. St. William Catholic Church had a good attendance at their children’s Christmas program Saturday, December 17. Jenna Finn and Annette Hand are the teachers this year with the children putting on a nice program. Mass followed at 7:30, then it was downstairs for cake and visiting. The church was then decorated for Christmas, making for a full evening. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church south of Midland had a nice attendance at the children’s Christmas program “Ponder and Proclaim” Sunday evening, December 18. This included a Children’s Christmas candle lightning service to the music of “Silent Night.” Following the program, there was a reception for Matt Bork, son of Bob and Diane (Spinsby) Bork. Saturday, December 17, Matt was one of the graduates from the School of Mines, Rapid City. Congratulations, Matt. Christmas Day and Christmas Eve services are as follows: Friday, December 23, Christmas services at Trinity Lutheran Church at 6:00 pm. December 24, Christmas Eve Mass at St. William Catholic Church is at 7:30 pm. December 24, Christmas Eve candlelight service at Open Bible Church at 4:00 pm. December 25, Christmas Day services at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at 10:00 C.T. Sunday afternoon, Karel Reiman attended the open house at the Kadoka City Library in Kadoka. Deb Moor is librarian of the Kadoka library and Karel is librarian of the Midland Community Library, so this was of special interest to Karel. It was an enjoyable afternoon with snacks and visiting and surplus books for sale. Roy and Carol Hunt were shopping in Pierre this weekend and happened to see Clint and Sharon Caldwell and Ron Peters and his wife, who were also doing some shopping. Christine Niedan and Michelle Meinzer were also Pierre shoppers and saw sister Peg Johnston of Pierre who was doing some shopping. Joy Jones and granddaughter, Cassidy Trapp, left for Pierre at 5:30 Sunday morning. Cassidy is a member of the bell ringers group and they were to perform at the Methodist Church in Pierre Sunday. Cassidy’s grandparents, Jerry and Joy Jones, were married in that church some years ago. Cassidy is a senior at Riggs High School in Pierre, so this will be her last year to be a part of the bell ringers group. Sunday, December 18, Gene and Audrey Jones met their daughter, Lisa and Matt Foley, Wagner, in Pierre for visiting and seeing the Christmas trees at the Capitol. Lisa has been a teacher at Marty Indian School for a number of years having taught both kindergarten and second grade. Wanting to further her education, she decided now was the time to do that and is going to Mount Marty College at Yankton. Each year Second Century sponsors the Christmas lightning contest in Midland and the winners for 2011 are: first place – Jim and Jan Tolton and honorable mention – LeRoy and June Fedderson and Scott and Susie Martin. Our congratulations to the winners. Our son, Jim and Carmen Nemec, Belle Fourche, left for South Carolina Saturday, Decem-
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it. Stumps of logs were brought in and slabs put on them for seats. They invited the town and countryside to see the tree and listen to the short program of speaking, readings, and a little play. Julia told that she took part in that play. She reports that all kinds of queer things were hung on the tree for the actors in the play. Julia told that she received a small washboard and that everyone received rattles. I am thinking, “Would that be rattlesnake rattles?” With Christmas soon to be here, and school and with church programs going on, I couldn’t help but think, “We are doing some of those same things today.” Something else I found interesting was of Mrs. Bastion sharing with Julia about her and another lady going around and soliciting money and in a half an hour they had enough to purchase the bell, that according to the history book, still hangs in the Lutheran church belfry, but at that time it was the Presbyterian Church. In visiting with folks, we believe that bell hangs in the belfry at Trinity Lutheran Church of Midland to this day. Back to the Bastion Hotel. After the railroad was finished and trains were on schedule with so many people coming, they moved the hotel to its present site in Midland and added the dining room. And as many of us know, that hotel is now the Stroppel Inn. And, so, one story leads to another story and history continues to move forward. Ronnie and Emily Sammons attended the Fall Commencement Exercises in Yankton, December 17, for Teri Schlunsen, daughter of Janet Rauch and the late Bill Rauch, who graduated as a nurse anesthetist. She was one of the two who received the Agatha Hodgins Award, which is presented to students who have excelled academically and clinically and are deemed to represent Mount Marty College and the nurse anesthesia profession well. Teri is married to Todd Schlunsen of Tea and they have three sons, Mason, Bryton and Jonathon. For those who may not know, the late Bill Rauch was a brother of Emily’s. Ronnie and Emily Sammons attended Colt Norman's seventh birthday party in Pierre on their return trip home. Colt is the son of Tanner and Elana Norman. I am closing my new’s column this Monday evening as we are going to be gone Tuesday. If I missed your news I will put it in
December 22, 2011 • The Pioneer Review •
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ber 10. Their son, Jacob, is in the Navy and did his nuclear schooling at South Carolina and was to graduate Friday, December 16. There were 176 graduates. They visited Les and Jolene Nemec at Monroe, N.C., which is about a three and a half hours from there, so spent a couple of days with them. Les was turning the big 5-0 December 14, so his daughter, Jalene Nemec, Knoxville, Tenn., came for the weekend. Jim and Carmen were happy to see her as well, as they couldn’t remember the last time they had seen Jalene. She does make it to South Dakota at different times, but has limited time to see everyone. When families get spread out here and there, it gets harder and harder to get together. Joy Dolezal spent some time at Jim and Carmen’s while they were gone as Kayla, a senior this year, and Dale, an eighth grader, were at home. Jim and Carmen got home Sunday, December 18. They had a great time, but it is always good to get home. One thing Jim shared was of him and Carmen going out in the swamp in a flat bottomed boat looking for crocodile, luckily they didn’t see any. Just between you and me, that would not be my idea of fun, but maybe I am missing something here. As a parent, I have come to realize that sometimes it is good you don’t know about some things until after they happen. You think? I happened to be reading some of the history in “Pioneers of the Open Range” when I came upon an article of the life of Mrs. Bastion as told by Julia Talledge. It also told of some history concerning a church bell, which I found interesting. Some of us can remember the house that Julia lived in and that is now the home of Dale and Kay Karch, who moved here some years ago from the Chicago area. They did some extensive work on that house and have made it into a nice home. According to the history book, Julia Talledge arrived in Midland on the train that came just as far as Midland on an April day in 1907. There is an interesting story about the Bastion Hotel in that history book. After arriving by train in Midland, Julia stayed three days and nights at the Bastion home. The Bastions eventually enlarged that home and made it into a hotel known as the Bastion Hotel. Christmas of 1908, the Bastions cleared the dining room, put up a tree in the northwest corner, trimmed it, and hung presents on
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Rev. James L. Snyder Although I may look a little stodgy on the outside with a few gray hairs blossoming on the top, I still know how to celebrate, and this is the time of the year to do that sort of thing. I love a good Christmas celebration. For the last few years, I have never had to check my calendar to know when it is time to celebrate the Christmas season. It seems that the Thanksgiving turkey always gives rise to what I shall refer to as the Holiday Turkey. No sooner is my Thanksgiving turkey resting snugly inside of me when the Holiday Turkeys begin their assault on Christmas. Do not let this get out, but I love it. Some people are quite offended when these Holiday Turkeys begin their assault on Christmas. I would be insulted if they did not. I expect them to attack anything to do with Christmas. It just goes to show that the Christmas story has not lost its offense. Those of us who celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ embrace this time of the year with a great deal of joy and praise. After all, we are celebrating the fact that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. What better message to celebrate at this time of year when most people are having a difficult time. Don't get me wrong here. I believe in celebrating Jesus Christ every day. There is something special about setting aside one day out of the year to recognize his birth. I do not worship the manger nor do I venerate the three wise men. I do, however, appreciate the fact that Jesus Christ came into this world and it certainly is my privilege once a year to celebrate His birthday. I know He was not born on December 25, but it is the thought that counts. Even those who do celebrate Christmas sometime celebrate the wrong thing. People who do not have much money spend themselves poor getting Christmas presents for their family, and then they spend the rest of the year trying to pay off those purchases. That is a nice gesture but that is not the reason for the season. Instead of spending money this year for your family, why not spend a little time with them. That will do more good than something you buy in the store that will be obsolete by the time they open it Christmas morning. Then there are those who take this time of the year to do nothing but party, party, party. By party, I mean getting so inebriated they have no idea what they are doing or saying. Many people will die during the celebration of Christ's birth because of some intoxicated driver. This is not the reason for the season. You can always tell the quality of a person by what they celebrate and how they celebrate. Of course, the Holiday Turkeys will accuse me right here of being judgmental. Perhaps they are right. What is wrong with a little bit of being judgmental? Why is it we can be judgmental in every area of our life except those areas that are matters of life and death. My doctor is so judgmental that sometimes I would like to punch him in the nose. What right does he have to tell me that I have something wrong with me? Well, he's the doctor. How many people have shortened their life by not listening to their judgmental doctor? Some alcohol-saturated person will challenge me and say, "You have no right telling me what to do. I'm going to have a good time. Don't you judge me." Then they get smashed, jump in their car and end up killing some young family coming home from a Christmas party. That certainly is not the reason for the season. The Christmas season is not the season to get so drunk you do not know what you are doing that you hurt other people and it is not the season to spend yourself into the poor house for the next year or so. The Christmas season is the season to celebrate God's answer to man's incurable dilemma. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16 KJV). The answer to all of man’s problem is Jesus Christ. The Christmas season is the season to join with family and neighbor and sing of God's amazing Grace. Go ahead. Deck your halls with Holly but in the midst of it all, give God the glory in the highest. This is the season for our streets to echo with the joyous celebration of Christ coming into this world. Then there are those who object. I have a proposition for all of the Holiday Turkeys who object to me celebrating Christmas or trying to call it something other than what it really is. You do not have to celebrate the Christmas season; just allow me to celebrate it in a way that I see fit. Then, I will not celebrate April 1 or Halloween but will allow you to celebrate your holidays anyway you want to. I think that is fair. It is a two-for-one deal I am not sure anybody could ever pass up. Celebrate your holiday, and I will celebrate the Christmas season and wish all my friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
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‘Blood and oil seeping up’
William “Bill” Kunkle
Age 86 | Hometown: Philip, SD Medical corpsman first class | Navy, Marines | Pacific
“I was a medical corpsman, and we saw the worst of the worst. You’d sit with people when they died … ” – Bill Kunkle Note: This article appeared in a special section of The RegisterGuard, Eugene, Ore., as part of a series, “Called to Duty”, a salute to local WWII veterans in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Many in this area will remember Bill Kunkle as a Philip native and also a contributing writer/photographer for the Pioneer Review. This story is reprinted here with permission. He wanted to serve in the military so badly that he altered his birth certificate, making a “5” look like a “3,” as if, born in 1923, he would appear to be 18 instead of 16. But after 16 months as a medic he was so shell-shocked and guiltridden that the Navy sent him home.z In his Harrisburg, Ore., house, Bill Kunkle, 86, is a living, breathing, aching reminder of the lingering effects of war. He was a medical corpsman stationed at Pearl Harbor Naval Hospital. While he arrived nearly a year after the December 1941 Japanese attack, he treated some of its victims and saw “the worst of the worst” of others seriously wounded in the South Pacific. “I would sit with these guys and watch them die, and there was nothing I could do,” he says. “I felt so helpless. This went on for day after day,week after week, month after month.” His memories are barbed, his body language telling. Hands in face. Arms crossed. Eyes glistening. “The ships were still upside down in the habor,” he says. “There was still blood and oil seeping up from the bay.” Kunkle originally joined the Marines and was in boot camp before his forgery was discovered. By then he was 17 and eligible for the Navy. “The burn victims were the worst,” he says. “We just didn’t have any medication for that. So slow to heal. So painful. I remember lifting this one guy and … ” – he buries his face in his hands, then mumbles, “his skin came off in my hands.” He remembers watching a young man from his hometown, Pierre, S.D., die. “Guys without limbs. Guys who were burned. Guys mentally shot.” Soon, so was Kunkle, not surprising given that, technically, he worked in what the military recognized as a combat zone.
Bill Kunkle, in uniform as a police officer in 1949. He threw out his war photos. Photo by Paul Carter, The Register-Guard. He was honorably discharged in January 1944 and, by his own admission, has never recovered. Nightmares. Fear of crowds – he couldn’t attend a football game, for example. And unending guilt. He quit a police job in South Dakota because carnage at an accident scene brought it all back. Quit another job because he couldn’t be around so many other people. Finally found a career as an insurance claims adjustor, working alone. Recent counseling has helped. Xanex calms the anxiety. But what’s really saved him, he says, has been a loving, understanding wife, Marvel. On the day he was interviewed, she was visiting a grandson in Hawaii. “I couldn’t go there, no way,” Kunkle says. “I still see the blood and oil in the water.” Epilogue: A freelance photographer, Kunkle won a federal arts grant to do an exhibit on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. In Oregon, he photographed John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy as they campaigned for president. He and hsi wife, Marvel, have twin adult sons.
Blast from the Past
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85 Years Ago December 22, 192 Local News … William Murphy started his ice harvest Monday. The ice is of good quality and average thickness of thirteen inches. Grindstone News … Young Tommy Jazek accidently shot himself in the leg recently, while removing his rifle from its holster. Dr. Ramsey located the bullet by means of X-ray, but found it unnecessary to remove it. 75 Years Ago December 24, 1936 An excellent program was given last Friday evening at the Jones School. The room was decorated in the season’s colors. The program consisted of Christmas carols, readings, pantomimes, recitations, dialogues, musical numbers the rhythm band and the harmonica band. The pupils are Hazel Ramsey, Letitia Sorensen, Doris Sorensen and Charles Ramsey. Clifford Ramsey of pre-school age assisted in the rhythm band and gave a recitation. Elbon Chaff … Annette O’Dea spent Sunday with her friend, Marjorie Baye and they as well as Veronica Reedy, Chester Farrell and Francis Baye called at Ed Farrell’s Sunday afternoon. Powell News … A merry bunch of amateur and novice skaters were trying our their skill on the Stroppel dam Sunday. The Manilla Times … Mr. and Mrs. Verne Hand narrowly escaped what might have made a very unfortunate Christmas for them when their house caught fire last week. Mrs. Hand had just gone to the dam for a pail of water and coming back she noticed smoke but thought nothing about it until little four-year-old Bobby Gene opened the door and yelled, “Mama, there’s so much smoke in here we can’t see.” She as fast as she could and after taking the two little tots a safe distance from the house she ran back and took the water she had brought up and tore the paper away where it was smoldering and poured water all over it. It had not started blazing yet but was all charred. She ran to the school house then and got help to carry more water for fear it was not out. A tub of water was soon carried up, but Mrs. Hand had succeeded in getting it all out herself. Betwixt Places … Believe or not, Arthur and Ralph Kroetch killed a bull snake in their garden last Saturday, December 19. Mothers with small children usually feel the children are safe from snakes for the winter months while playing outdoors. 50 Years Ago December 21, 1961 Births … Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sorensen, Philip, boy, December 18, 8 lbs. 12 1/4 ozs. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Neville, Philip, girl, December 19, 8 lbs. 11 3/4 ozs. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond McLaughlin, a boy, at the Pierre hospital, December 14, 6 lbs. 7 ozx., named LeRoy Emerson. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry James Nemec, a boy, December 14, at the Pierre hospital, weighing 9 lbx. 10 ozs., and named Lester Jacob. *** An explosion occurred at Jake’s Sinclair Monday night just before six o’clock which completely wrecked the station and of the three men within the building at the time, Kenneth Swift was hospitalized with a reported compound fracture of the left leg. Jake Hoff, proprietor of Jake’s Sinclair, escaped injury and Erwin Buhmann, driver of the Philip H&H Gas truck (continued on page 15)
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Christmas lighting contest
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... Third place was awarded by the CBC to the display of Tyrone and Elvera Moos
Christmas lighting contest ... Second place was awarded to the display of Rowdy and Cindy Schuler west of Philip.
Christmas lighting contest ... Honorable mention went to the display of Mike and Shar Moses on Prairie Drive.
Christmas lighting contest ... Honorable mention went to the display of Roger and Val Williams on W. Pine Street.
... The Community Betterment Committee judges viewed the nominated entrees for the CBC’s annual outdoor Christmas lighting contest. Honorable mention was given to the display of Tom and Marie Radway on N. Wood Avenue.
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Toppenish Review Independent newspaper Rapid City native Derrick Perez was recently awarded the Honorable Service Medal by the Toppenish Police Department located in Toppenish, Wash. Perez is the son of Richard and Donna (O’Connell) Perez, Rapid City. The award was one of the highest ever given in Toppenish. The medal and citation were for a 2011 officer-involved shooting. The shooting ended in shots fired by five different police officers protecting themselves after the suspect opened fire with an AR-15 assault rifle. Toppenish Police Chief Adam Diaz commended Perez for his exemplary service to the department and the community. “During the shooting I naturally fell back on my training and schooling,” Perez said. Perez was also honored in 2010 with a department citation for apprehending a suspect during an attempted drive-by shooting. Perez joined the Toppenish Police Department three years ago along with his narcotics K-9, Chevy. Chevy retired this year with 320 deployments, 149 finds, and over $200,000 worth of drugs and money seized. Perez graduated in 1993 from Rapid City Central High School, then from the Western Dakota Technical Institute's Law Enforcement Program in 1998 and Chadron State College in 2001. In his 12 years in law enforcement, Perez has worked for the National Park Service, Yakama Nation Police Department, Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) task force and as a member of the Washington State C.E.R.T team which is tasked with eradicating large scale marijuana growing operations.
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Monday Nite Mixed Badland’s Auto..........................39-21 Rockers......................................38-22 Groven Chemical ......................34-26 Shad’s Towing...........................26-34 Dakota Bar................................26-34 Handrahan Const .....................17-43 Highlights: Carl Brown ..2-5-7 & 3-10 splits; 211 ....................................clean, 203/591 Bryan Buxcel.........................211/606 Marsha Sumpter...................210/534 Jason Petersen ......................226/591 Jim Kujawa .................205 clean/542 Marlis Petersen.....................201/544 Cory Boyd ..............................215/613 Trina Brown ................212 clean/483 Vickie Petersen .....................181/534 Andrew Reckling...................208/580 Jerry Mooney..............3-10 split; 539 Wendell Buxcel...... 3-10 x2, 3-6-7-10 ...................................................splits Ronnie Coyle.......................3-10 split Tuesday Men’s Early G&A Trenching.........................29-15 Cork’s.........................................27-17 Peoples Mkt ..............................25-19 George’s Welding ......................24-20 Kadoka Tree Service.................24-20 Kennedy Implement .................21-23 Bear Automotive.......................17-27 Ghost Team.................................9-35 Highlights: Alvin Pearson........................212/565 Alex Moos ..............................247/563 Bill Stone...............................210/552 Matt Schofield ..5-6-10 split; 200/547 Tony Gould ............................210/539 Wendell Buxcel ............................533 Earl Park......................................528 Steve Varner ................................526 Fred Foland ................3-10 split; 515 Johnny Wilson .............................511 Gene Jones............................4-5 split Dakota Alfery .....................5-10 split Wednesday Morning Coffee Cutting Edge Salon ..................46-14 Jolly Ranchers ..........................35-25 Invisibles ...................................34-26 State Farm Ins....................31.5-28.5 All Star Auto .............................27-33 Ghost Team...........................6.5-53.5 Highlights: Karen Foland ................203, 191/538 Marti Kjerstad ......................176/414 Marsha Sumpter...................166/436 Cindy Wilmarth ..9-10 split; 150/417 Debbie Gartner...................6-10 split Shirley O’Connor................6-10 split Wednesday Nite Early First National Bank ...........34.5-21.5 Dorothy’s Catering .............34.5-21.5 Morrison’s Haying ..............33.5-22.5 Dakota Bar................................28-28 Wall Food Center......................28-28 99 Pins.......................................23-33 Chiefie’s Chicks ..................21.5-34.5 Just Tammy’s............................21-35 Highlights: Marlis Petersen.....................182/502 Rachel Kjerstad.....................154/422 Ashley Reckling ...........................181 Stacey Schulz ...............................155 Cindy Dinger................................155 Val Schulz .............................180/509 Cristi Ferguson ............................171 Rose Bennett ...................5-8-10 split Emily Kroetch ......................2-7 split Shar Moses ...........................4-5 split Thursday Nite Men’s O’Connell Const ..................24.5-15.5 Coyle’s SuperValu.....................24-16 West River Pioneer Tanks .......23-17 A&M Laundry.....................20.5-19.5 WEE BADD...............................19-21 Dakota Bar................................18-22 The Steakhouse ........................16-24 McDonnell Farms .....................15-25 Highlights: Haven Hildebrand ................268/613 Bryan Buxcel........................225,/623 Mark Foland .........................222/558 Jay McDonnell ......................212/540 Greg Arthur...........................206/559 Doug Hauk ...................................202 Mike Moses ..................................202 Dane Nelson .................................190 Matt Griffin...........................222/564 Jason Petersen ......5-6 split; 213/595 Randy Boyd .........3-10 split; 213/592 Brian Pearson.....................196 clean Alvin Pearson ..................5-8-10 split Corky Thorson ....................3-10 split John Heltzel .........................2-7 split Friday Nite Mixed (end of 1st half) King Pins...................................41-19 Cristi’s Crew .............................40-20 Randy’s Spray Service..............31-29 Rowdy Rollers ...........................30-30 Rusty Spurs ..............................28-32 Philip Health Services..............26-34 Hart to Hart..............................26-34 Roy’s Amigo’s ............................18-42 Highlights: Randy Boyd ...................202, 210/580 Lucas Mayfield......................199/500 Brian Pearson .....231, 207 clean/662 Cory Boyd ..............................247/556 John Heltzel ..........................221/561 Dakota Alfrey ..........4-7-10 split; 198 Lee Neville....................2-7 split; 190 Earl Park .............3-10 split; 221/595 Trina Brown ..........................196/501 Duane Hand .......3-10 split; 204, 191 .............................................clean/555 Ed Morrison................5-10 split; 548
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December 22, 2011 • The Pioneer Review •
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This Kadoka Kougar and Scottie Misty Johnson both work to gain possession of the basketball during the Monday game in Philip. Scottie teammate Josie Guptill comes to help Johnson. Photo by Nancy Haigh
It’s mine ...
Determination ... Scottie Bailey Radway doesn’t let these two Kadoka Kougars stop her from putting the ball up for two Monday night. Photo by Nancy Haigh Academic honors ...
Under and up ... Cody Reder took the ball under the basket for a back throw that garnered two points for the Scotties. Philip handily defeated the Kougars at the Monday, December 19 game. Other Scotties are Kyle Schulz, right and Quade Slovek. Kougar #25 is Logan Christensen. Photo by Nancy Haigh
Up for two ... Josie Guptill lays in a nice two-pointer for
the Scotties. Philip took the win against Kadoka Monday night. Photo by Nancy Haigh
Brandon Dale, a former Midland student and now a senior at Kadoka Area High School, was recently named for the academic allstate football honor. To receive this recognition, a student must have participated in varsity football for a minimum of three years while maintaining a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Courtesy photo
Ranking dates for three major USDA conservation initiatives
The ranking dates have been anounced for the On-Farm Energy, Organic and Seasonal High Tunnel conservation initiatives. These initiatives offer technical and financial assistance through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). NRCS accepts applications for financial assistance on a continuous basis throughout the year. There will be three ranking periods for the Organic, On-Farm Energy and Seasonal High Tunnel initiatives, ending February 3, March 30 and June 1, 2012. At the end of a ranking period, NRCS ranks all submitted proposals for funding consideration. NRCS will notify all applicants of the results of the rankings and begin developing contracts with selected applicants. On-Farm Energy Initiative: NRCS and producers develop Agricultural Energy Management Plans (AgEMP) or farm energy audits that assess energy consumption on an operation. NRCS then uses audit data to develop energy conservation recommendations. Organic Initiative: NRCS helps certified organic growers and producers working to achieve organic certification install conservation practices for organic production. New for fiscal year 2012, applicants will be evaluated continuously during the ranking periods. Seasonal High Tunnel Pilot Initiative: NRCS helps producers plan and implement high tunnels, steelframed, polyethylene covered structures that extend growing seasons in an environmentally safe manner. For more information, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov or connect with an NRCS office near you.
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Santa’s Secret Shop ... The Haakon Education Association put on its annual Christmas shop for students. The shop was open on the elementary stage Monday through Wednesday, December 5-7. Shown is teacher Jessica Wheeler helping kindergartener Xylina Branich find that perfect gift. Photo by Bartels
Williams won the fall session of the South Dakota Stock Market Game. They had the best results out of 254 teams – 538 students representing 23 schools, including the middle school and college divisions. For winning, their team received $100 real money. Audra Antonsen and Misty Johnson came in fourth and won $50. Jace Schofield and Tanner Radway came in fifth and won $45. All of the students in Philip High School’s personal finance class played the 10-week game. Each team started with investing a hypothetical $100,000 in the stock market. At the end of the game, S. Schofield and Williams had a portfolio worth $143,631. They earned a return of 44 percent, $20,000 more than the second place team of Clark. Pictured, back row from left: Antonsen, Johnson, J. Schofield and Radway. Front: Williams and S. Schofield. Photo by Del Bartels
Stock market winners ... The Philip team of Shelby Schofield and Megan
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Scotties stumble in third quarter; lose to Buffaloes
The Philip Scotties boys traveled to Fort Pierre, Thursday, December 15, to challenge the Stanley County Buffaloes in varsity and junior varsity basketball games. Philip held its own through the first half. The Scotties kept perfect pace with the Buffaloes, ending the second quarter tied 24-24. The third quarter saw a six-point set back, though. That difference would haunt the Scotties until the last buzzer. The fourth quarter was another tie in the scoring of both team, but the third quarter deficit determined the game. Philip lost 57-63. Philip 10 14 18 15 = 57 Stanley Co. 10 14 24 15 = 63 cinched the win with Philip holding Stanley County to only four points while making 14 of its own. Philip 14 5 7 14 = 40 Stanley Co. 0 8 6 4 = 18
Free throws: Philip – 57% (12 of 21), Stanley County – 20% (2 of 10). Philip three pointers – 0 of 7. Philip rebounds – 22. Leaders: Schaack – 6, Bierle – 5, Martinez – 3, Schnabel – 2, Holman, Jones, Burns, Brucklacher, Slovek and Brian Pfeifle – 1 each. Philip assists – 5. Leaders: Martinez – 2, Holman, Jones and Brucklacher – 1 each. Philip steals – 11. Leaders: Jones – 3, Martinez, Bierle and Schnabel – 2 each, Stangle and Burns – 1 each. Philip blocks – 2. Leaders: Martinez and Schaack – 1 each. Philip turnovers – 7.
Philip scorers: Nelson Holman – 11, Chaney Burns – 8, Blake Martinez, Brody Jones and Gavin Brucklacher – 4 each, Kruse Bierle – 3, Ben Stangle, Cassidy Schnabel and Wyatt Schaack – 2 each. Stanley County scorers: T. Hutchenson and T. Hamon – 5 each, N. Chonin – 4, C. Dragaset and K. Hughes – 2 each. Philip field goals – 34% (14 of 41).
Philip top scorers: Austin O’Dea – 17, Gunner Hook – 12, Cody Reder – 9, Nelson Holman – 7, Quade Slovek – 6, Wyatt Schaak and Tristen Rush – 2 each. Stanley County top scorers: L. LaRoche – 19, B. Washecheck and T. Fischbach – 13 each, K. Anderson – 12, A. LaPour, J. Eulberg and K. Karst – 2 each. Philip field goals – 35% (22 of 63). Free throws: Philip – 39% (7 of 18), Stanley County – 60% (18 of 30) Philip three pointers – 25% (2 of 8). Philip rebounds – 22. Leaders: Hook – 6, O’Dea and Reder – 5 each, Slovek – 2, Kyle Schulz – 1. Philip assists – 12. Leaders: Reder – 7, Hook – 3, Holman and Slovek – 1. Philip steals – 20. Leaders: Reder – 6, Hook, O’Dea and Rush – 3 each, Slovek and Cassidy Schnabel – 2 each, Schulz – 1. Philip blocks – 1. Leaders: Reder – 1. Philip turnovers – 13. Fouled out: Philip – Reder, Stanley County – Anderson.
There’s no place we’d rather be, Than here in this community — To celebrate from beginning to end The holiday season with all of our friends! Merry Christmas and many thanks for making us feel so welcome here.
The Philip junior varsity trounced their opponents in a 40-18 victory. In the first quarter, the Scotties earned 14 points, while holding Stanley County to zero. The second quarter was a slow down compared to the Scotties’ first quarter. By halftime the score was 19-8. The second half began with the Scotties inching further ahead by another point in the third quarter. The fourth quarter, though,
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Philip Area wrestlers compete in Valentine Invite Wrestling tournament
by Del Bartels The Philip Area wrestlers traveled to Valentine, Neb., to wrestle in the Valentine Invite Wrestling Tournament hosted by the Valentine Badgers, Friday and Saturday, December 16-17. The final placing of the 13 competing schools were: Pierre, S.D. – 1st with 237 points, Valentine, Neb. – 2nd, with 129, Alliance, Neb. – 3rd with 128, Winner, S.D. – 122.5, Chadron, Neb. – 106, McCook, Neb. – 103, O’Neill, Neb. – 90.5, Gordon/Rushville, Neb. – 62.5, Ord, Neb. – 58, Ainsworth, Neb. – 55.5, David City, Neb. – 53, Philip, S.D. – 48, Broken Bow, Neb. – 16.
Nick Donnelly, 106 lbs. •bye •decision over Rick Aeschtacher (WIN), 74 •decision by Ely Sharkey (AIN), 1-6 •pinned by Trace Strotheide (CHA), 3:10 Jed Brown, 113 lbs. •bye •technical fall by Joe Gillham (ON), 4:11 •bye •pinned by Kasey Taylor (MCC), 3:45 Grady Carley, 120 lbs. •decision by Cole Witt (G/R), 2-7 •bye •pinned by Chase Gailer (BB), 1:44 Raedon Anderson, 126 lbs. •bye •pinned by Clayton Korus (MCC), :21 •decision by Jonathon Jacobson (DC), 1-5 Reed Johnson, 138 lbs. •pinned Wyatt Marvin (DC), 3:27 •decision by Aaron O’Day (PIE), 6-12 •bye •decision over Adam Farner (WIN), 13-9 •decision by Kyle Groshong (MCC), 1-2 Chandlier Sudbeck, 145 lbs., 2nd place •bye •pinned Cory Engler (McC), 2:21 •decision over Angel Rodriguez (ON), 9-3 •decision by Tyson Dowler (ALL), 6-11 Clint Stout, 160 lbs., 3rd place •decision over Forrest Cerv (WIN), 5-2 •decision over Wyatt Kash (DC), 11-2 •decision by Colby Riesen (CHA), 1-11 •decision over Cerv, 3-0 •pinned David Fox (ON), 4:16 Tanner Radway, 170 lbs., 2nd place •bye •decision by Cosig Cogdill (CHA), 2-7 •bye •pinned James Kain (MCC), :50 •decision by Johnny Ference (ORD), 2-5 Roger Davis, 182 lbs. •decision by Jason Fetton (ORD), 10-11 •pinned by Lucas Shields (G/R), :46 Logan Ammons, 195 lbs. •pinned by Taylor Haley (WIN), 5:55 •pinned by Jake McCormick (BB), 1:30 Gavin DeVries, 220 lbs., 3rd place •technical fall by Tanner Johnson (G/R), 4:54 •pinned by Branden Turner (WIN), 4:19
December 22, 2011 • The Pioneer Review •
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Philip Lady Scotties fall to Edgemont Moguls
The Philip Lady Scotties traveled to Edgemont, Saturday, December 17, to go head-to-head with the Edgemont Lady Moguls. In a low scoring game, the Philip girls’ varsity team ended the first quarter only a three-point basket behind their opponents. By halftime, the Scotties were trailing by nine points. That spread remained the same at the end of the third quarter, at 25-34. The final quarter, the lowest scoring one of the game, saw one more point of separation, ending the game with a 2939 loss for the Lady Scotties. Philip 9 6 9 4 = 29 Edgemont 12 13 9 5 = 39
Philip scorers: Josie Guptill – 9, Jordyn Dekker – 8, Sam Johnson – 6, Bailey Radway – 4. Edgemont scorers: Kristi Porter and Jackie Manke – 9 each, Laree Stevens and Lacey Stevens – 6 each. Philip field goals – 16% (11 of 68). Free throws: Philip – 41% (7 of 17), Edgemont – 50% (7 of 14). Three-pointers: Philip – 0 of 0, Edgemont – 2 made. Rebounds: Philip – 50. Leaders: Johnson – 13, Joxie Guptill – 12, Radway – 9. Turnovers: Philip – 25, Edgemont – 11. Fouls: Philip – 15, Edgemont – 15. Fouled out – Guptill.
The next wrestling match for the Philip Area Scotties will be 8:00 a.m., Friday, December 30, in Salem against McCook Central.
Scottie boys double Edgemont
The Philip Scotties traveled to Edgemont, Saturday, December 17, to go head-to-head with the Edgmont Moguls. In the first quarter, the Philip varsity edged out Edgemont 9-8. the second quarter belonged to the Scotties, who more than doubled their earlier score and held the Moguls to zero for the quarter. The third quarter was more of the same. Philip increased the distance, again zeroing out their opponents. The last quarter saw Edgemont catching up a bit. The Scotties had an easy 48-20 win. Philip 9 10 20 19 = 48 Edgemont 8 0 0 12 = 20
Shulz – 1 each. Fouled out – O’Dea.
Though the junior varsity team held the lead at the end of its first quarter, by halftime they suffered a turn-around to trail by five. The
Philip scorers: Kadi Olivier – 10, Justina Cvach – 6, Hanna Hostutler – 4, Katlin Knutson – 3. Edgemont scorers: Cay-D Sedleck – 15, Laree Stevens – 9, Jaymie Letzel – 5. Philip field goals – 22% (10 of 45). Free throws: Philip – 50% (5 of 10), Edgemont – 47% (8 of 17). Three-pointers: Philip – 0 of 0, Edgemont – 5 made. Rebounds: Philip – 29. Leaders: Olivier – 9, Knutson – 5, Cvach, Radway and Ariana Aramaptzis – 3 each. Turnovers: Philip – 24, Edgemont – 24. Team fouls: Philip – 15, Edgemont – 10.
difference increased to nine points by the end of the third quarter, with a score of 15-24. The last quarter saw a point spread of another basket, ending the game 2537 against the Lady Scotties. Philip 4 5 6 10 = 25 Edgemont 3 11 10 13 = 37
Interior coyote calling contest results
The 13th annual Interior Volunteer Fire Department coyote calling contest was held Saturday, December 10. Out of 23 teams entered, 17 teams turned in a total of 42 coyotes between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Very few coyotes showed signs of mange. It was a nice day for calling, and many teams commented on how the coyotes came in from different directions then expected. Points were awarded by total weight. The first place team was Anthony and Jeremiah Heath, who brought in six coyotes weighing a total of 169.5 pounds. The second place team consisted of Chad Cerney and Bryce VanderMay. They brought in six coyotes weighing 151.5 pounds. Third place went to the team of Cole Hindman and Skyler Patterson, who brought in four coyotes weighing 125 pounds. Hindman and Patterson had a 37pound coyote to win the big dog portion of the contest. Cody Huether had a 20.5 pound coyote, which won the the little dog award.
Philip scorers: Austin O’Dea – 13, Cody Reder – 9 Nelson Holman – 7, Tristen Rush, 6, Gunner Hook – 5, Quade Slovek – 4, Cassidy Schnabel and Brody Jones – 2 each. Edgemont scorers: Kyle Stokes and Matt Peters – 8 each, Trey Schaack and Miles Englebert – 2 each. Philip field goals – 21% (16 of 76). Free throws: Philip – 42% (10 of 24), Edgemont – 22% (2 of 9). Philip three pointers – 33% (2 of 6) Philip assists – 8. Leaders: O’Dea, Rush and Reder – 2 each, Holman and Gavin Brucklacher – 1 each. Philip steals – 24. Leaders: Rush – 6, O’Dea, Reder and Slovek – 4 each, Holman and Schulz – 2 each, Hook and Brucklacher – 1 each. Philip blocks – 2. Leaders: Hook and
Philip scorers: Rush – 17, Jones – 7, Schnabel – 5, Blake Martinez, Kruse Bierle, Brucklacher, Brayden Fitch, Todd Antonsen, Wyatt Schaack and Brian Pfeifle – 2 each. Edgemont scorers: M. Peters – 6, F. Evans – 4, D. Mehler, M. Ustenson, K. Litzel, K. Stokes and M. Englebert – 2 each. Philip field goals – 41% (19 of 46). Free throws: Philip – 33% (2 of 6), Edgemont – 44% (4 of 9). Philip three pointers – 25% (1 of 4). Philip rebounds – 24. Leaders: Rush – 5, Schaack – 4, Martinez, Jones and Schnabel – 3 each, Brucklacher – 2, Ben Stangle, Bierle, Fitch and Pfeifle – 1 each. Philip assists – 11. Leaders: Martinez – 6 Jones – 3, Brucklacher and Pfeifle – 1 each. Philip steals – 22. Leaders: Schaack – 6, Rush and Schnabel – 4 each, Martinez and Jones – 2 each, Stangle, Brucklacher, Fitch and Slovek – 1 each.
The boys’ junior varsity team launched out ahead in the first quarter, earning 19 points and holding Edgemont to just two. The second quarter was a slow down in offense, but the Philip defense still held Edgemont to just two more points. The first half ended 25-4. The second half was a slow pulling away by the Scotties, who relaxed the final quarter, but still more than doubled their opponent’s final score. Philip 19 6 12 6 = 43 Edgemont 2 2 8 8 = 20
Lady Scotties steal victory from Kadoka Area Kougars
The Philip Scotties hosted the Kadoka Area Kougars Monday, December 19, to an evening of boys’ and girls’ doubleheader basketball. The first quarter ended with a three point lead, 7-10, for Kadoka. The second quarter showed a Scottie come-back surge that ended the first half with a one-basket lead for Philip, 19-17. The third quarter had both teams working for position and setting up for any basket attempt. The lowest scoring quarter of the night saw Philip again fall behind, 22-24. The Scotties came back, this time leaving no more quarters for Kadoka to try to steal the game. Philip earned a 34-31 victory. Philip 7 12 3 12 = 34 Kadoka 10 7 7 7 = 31
Philip top scorers: Josie Guptill – 11, Bailey Radway – 8, Holly Iwan and Jordyn Dekker – 4 each. Kadoka Area top scorers: Nicole VanderMay – 9, Alex Smiley – 6, Marti Herber and Tess Byrd – 4 each. Philip field goals – 31% (12 of 39). Free throws: Philip – 59% (10 of 17), Kadoka Area – 70% (7 of 10). Three pointers: Philip – 0 of 1, Kadoka Area made two. Rebounds: Philip – 35. Leaders: Dekker – 11, Guptill – 10. Kadoka Area – 30. Philip turnovers – 32. Team fouls: Philip – 14, Kadoka Area – 14.
The Philip junior varsity team held the lead at the end of the first quarter, 10-8, but ended the first half behind by three points, 17-20. In the third quarter, was the lowest scoring one of the game, the Philip deficit remained the same. The Lady Scotties still trailed 21-24. The fourth quarter was a display of the Scottie offense and their defense. While sinking 13 points, the girls kept their opponents to only two points. With a comforable nine point lead, Philip won 35-26. Philip 10 7 4 13 = 34 Kadoka 8 12 4 2 = 31
Philip top scorers: Brett Carley – 10, Radway – 7, Katlin Knutson – 6, Kaci Olivier – 4. Kadoka Area top scorers: Tessa Stout – 12, Gusti Terkildsen – 7. Philip field goals – 25% (12 of 48). Free throws: Philip – 58% (11 of 19), Kadoka Area – 46% (11 of 24). Three pointers: Philip – 0 of 0, Kadoka Area – 1 of 3. Rebounds: Philip – 32. Leaders: Knutson – 10, Olivier – 6, Ashton Reedy – 5. Kadoka Area – 23. Philip turnovers – 31. Team fouls: Philip – 21, Kadoka Area – 23. Fouled out: Philip – Hanna Hostutler, Kadoka Area – Shaley Herber, Shelby Uhlir and Mariah Pierce.
The next game for the Lady Scotties will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, at Winner. Philip will challenge Colome in the Snowball Classic.
Lady Scotties’ comeback not enough against Stanley County
The Philip Lady Scotties basketball team traveled to Fort Pierre, Thursday, December 15, to challenge the Stanley County Lady Buffaloes. The girls’ varsity game had a total of 55 fouls and five players fouling out. The Lady Scotties gave up the lead in the first quarter, but in the second quarter held back the Buffaloes offense. The first half ended 17-28. Philip attempted to come from behind in the third quarter, diminishing their opponent’s lead by just three baskets, 34-40. The fourth quarter was a valiant attempt, but could not make up the difference lost in the first quarter. The game ended with the Scotties just one three-point shot behind. Philip 8 9 17 17 = 51 Stanley 19 9 12 14 = 54
Philip scorers: Sam Johnson – 17, Jordyn Dekker – 16, Bailey Radway – 10, Josie Guptill and Audra Antonsen – 4 each. Stanley County scorers: Kelly Sweetman and Tory Deal – 15 each, Madison Hand –12, Nicole Smith and Ali Scott – 3 each. Philip field goals – 42% (20 of 47). Free throws: Philip – 31% (9 of 29), Stanley County – 54% (19 of 35). Three-pointers: Philip – 0 of 0, Stanley County – made 5. Philip rebounds – 39. Leaders: Johnson – 14, Dekker – 9, Radway – 7, Guptill – 4. Team fouls: Philip – 29, Stanley County – 26. Fouled out: Philip – Antonsen and Guptill, Stanley County – Hand, Smith and Bailey Tibbs.
The Lady Scotties junor varsity team began their game slowly. Only one point was made, compared to eight points by the opponents. The second quarter saw an slight acceleration of the Philip offense, and a more full-team defense. The half ended 5-13. The third quarter belonged to the Scotties, who not only caught up but took the lead. The third quarter ended 19-17. The fourth quarter, though was a loss of steam for Philip, with a passing and pullingaway by the Buffaloes, who won by three points. Philip 1 4 14 5 = 24 Stanley 8 5 4 10 = 27
Philip scorers: Radway and Katelyn Enders – 5 each, Holly Iwan and Brett Carley – 3 each. Stanley County scorers: Scott – 9, Tawnee Whitley – 7, Carly Harrowa – 5. Philip field goals – 22% (8 of 36). Free throws: Philip – 38% (8 of 21), Stanley County – 42% (5 of 12). No three-pointers were attempted by either team. Philip rebound leaders: Iwan – 3, Enders, Brett Carley and Katlin Knutson – 2 each.
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Betwixt Places News
by Marsha Sumpter • 837-2048 • bilmar@gwtc.net
Merry Christmas to one and all. May you celebrate in the true spirit of Christmas. Jessica Gittings and Daniel were in Rapid City Monday. Monday, Tony Harty spent some time at the library. In the evening, he visited his niece, Kathy Brown, to check and see how her son, Jeb, did at wrestling in Gordon, Neb. Ralph and Cathy Fiedler went to Rapid Monday to do some business and their Christmas shopping. Monday was a foggy, frosty morning and a light snow even fell. I took a fellow to physical therapy in Philip in the community van and while he was working away I visited Jim Gottsleben and Roy Roseth. In the afternoon, I visited Emma Jarl at the Kadoka Care Center and got her Christmas letter and printed it for her. I hope at 97 I will be able to do half the things Emma does. She is still getting settled in at the Care Center after being in her own apartment. I delivered Emma's Christmas letters later in the day, she had 40 plus cards all addressed and stamped, waiting to stuff that letter into. I picked up a jersey at the Kadoka School, it needed to have a name removed and another name put on. Luckily I could do that, so the student was all suited up for the game that night. At bowling in the evening, I had a respectable series of 518. Student council shirts that needed years added to them and two new ones made up were waiting for me at the bowling alley. Now the challenge of getting my big 30” printer up and working, ordered some repairs. Tuesday, Tony Harty joined the local fellows at coffee in the morning. In the evening, he drove around and checked out the Christmas lights. Don and Vi Moody got things straightened away at the ranch by Wednesday then went to Rapid Valley to put their dogs in their vacation home and Don and Vi jumped on the flight to Vegas Friday morning. They enjoyed the nonstop flight and settled at a hotel featuring a tropical atmosphere that made them think they were in Cozmel or Florida. They had a bunch of fanfare with receptions and hoopla for visitors. A really great perk is a new property on the Strip, it is huge, a city within a city. The new indoor mall features an outdoor look with a fake sky and has 170 shops,15 restaurants, casinos everything one could ask for in a multiple complex architecture. It glistens with silver siding and smoke glass windows! I'm sure we will hear more about this next week. The Wednesday morning coffee group got into discussion on politics. It's always said never discuss religion or politics unless you want to lose friends. Wonder how it all worked out. Tony Harty said he just listened in on the conversation. Tony also received word from the doctor's office that he has diabetes and would be started on some medication. Wednesday morning, we cut our way to Philip through fog. Cindy Wilmarth picked me up for bowling, along with Joyce Hicks and Lila Whidby. Fog was gone when we came home. Polly Brown came by with a quilt block that she was working on, I need to put a picture on the fabric. Need to get that big printer up and running. Boy, we knew it was too good to be true, Bill started leaking again at the same site as before. Back to the bandages. Thursday afternoon, Cathy Fiedler attended a Christmas gathering with some gals from work. Thursday besides coffee out in the morning, Tony Harty spent some time at the library in the morning catching up on email and in the evening he went to bingo at the city bar. There was a pretty good crowd on hand for that, but Tony came away with three wins. Thursday, December 15, our Christmas cards were in the mail. It's beginning to seem a lot more like Christmas. (Actually, I was trying quite unsuccessfully to reclaim the table.) Bill went to the doctor in the afternoon and I joined our bowling team to do a make-up game. We bowled against the ghost team. (They were easy to make arrangements to make up!) Shirley Parsons was so nice to come up and keep score for us while Joy Neville, Audrey Jones, Jeanette Burnett and I struggled to at least keep from being 40 pins beneath our averages. We won all four games! I got a call from cousin Carrol Ripley in Bakersfield, Calif. She had ordered cups from me and the shipping wasn't all that great, three were broken. We got that sorted out and new ones are on their way as I write. It is always fun to visit with Carrol, at 93, she is a busy gal too. Yipes, we've got mice! I discovered the little varmints in my storage trailer as well as in the motor home. Don't anybody talk to me about humanely getting rid of them, I go to extreme lethal, deadly means of eradication. Jessica Gittings helped Beth Davis pack some things Friday. George Gittings made a business trip to Midland Friday afternoon. Friday, the sun was shining and (continued on next page)
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by Marsha Sumpter • 837-2048 • bilmar@gwtc.net (continued from page 11) it was a pretty nice day for December, in the 30s. I didn't see much of it since I was busy working in the basement. The good news is, I got the big printer fixed once the repairs arrived. Those who know how to fix these things aren't too ready to share little secrets. One of those secrets (I discovered by observation of what came out) was that there was a spare plastic piece holding an o ring in place. That piece had to come out before things would work. Bill exercised the Explorer when he went to cards in the afternoon. Larry Schulz came to his rescue with a boost to get him home when the battery was dead. He picked up our enclosed trailer and brought it home and things were reloaded to keep clean and dry. Tony Harty joined the guys at coffee Friday morning. He visited Russ Hattel in the afternoon and also had a visit from the sheriff, Ray Clements. That evening, he stopped by his niece, Kathy Brown, Dale Koehn and Gilbert’s for a visit. George Gittings attended the annual sale barn Christmas party Saturday evening. Saturday morning after coffee, Tony Harty picked up Russ Hattel and they collected some wood for Russ. Since Russ doesn't have a car and gets around by motorcycle, Tony's van and Russ's chainsaw joined forces. Russ cut pieces to size and they
Merry Christmas to all my family, friends & neighbors. Wishing you all the best this holiday season and a Happy New Year too! – Peggy Drury
were shoved into the back of Tony's van. I guess it was quite a load they took home. Bill and I went to Rapid where Bill entertained greatgrandson Elijah Seager with the help of his grandson, Eric, while Chaciel, Aviana and I baked goodies. Chaciel didn't know she was asking a no cook to help on this project, but by the end of the day little ginger bread houses were delivered to the neighbors along with candy and cookies. Bill and I got to bring the burned one home since we are accustomed to eating burned cooking! Zack Seager and great-grandson, Ryder, joined us for supper. Bill took me to Somerset Court where I delivered a plate of goodies to Vernon Burns and Vivian Hansen. I found Vivian in the computer room, working on her news for the week. Vernon was indisposed, so Vivian was to tell him I stopped by. We then slipped by to see Zack and Ryder before coming home. Saturday, Cathy Fiedler rode to Rapid with daughter Lynette Klumb. They got home early afternoon. Ralph and Cathy gathered up birthday gifts for granddaughter Tessa Klumb
and headed to the Klumb home in Spearfish. Others joining for the evening were the Eric Hanson family and Lorene Klumb. They celebrated Tessa's 13th birthday which is December 19 with a pizza supper. Then Tessa opened her gifts and they all enjoyed the Hello Kitty birthday cake Sherry made. They called it a night after enjoying cake and ice cream. Tony Harty reported that Bishop Gruss from Rapid City delivered the sermon at the Catholic Church Sunday and there was dinner served afterward. Tony attended “The First Noel” a Christmas musical at the auditorium in the afternoon, it was a good performance by students and adults alike. He visited the Lutheran ministerand his wife, Doris and Art, then came by here to give me his news and beat me soundly at a game of farkel. Time to attempt to paint some Christmas balls for all the family. I started this a few years ago, and it seems to be something to add each year. “Remember: Each of us can decrease the suffering of the world by adding to its joy.” Barbara Johnson
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A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, too!
...For a fun-filled holiday season. Thanks, friends!
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ACROSS 1. High spots 5. Common request (acronym) 9. Doctor Who villainess, with "the" 13. Gout-causing ___ acid 14. Kind of code 15. "___ Brockovich" 16. O. Henry's "The Gift of the ___" 17. "Die Lorelei" poet 18. Angry, with "off" 19. Actuarial chart 22. Goddess of the hunt 23. Narrow parallel grooves 24. Jail, slangily 26. "Coriolanus" setting 28. Bleed 29. "Act your ___!" 30. Facial contours 35. ___-Japanese War 38. Masefield play "The Tragedy of ___" 39. Be exultant 40. Returns to life 43. ___ jacket 44. "___, humbug!" 45. Be a snitch 47. Priestly garb 48. Nasal partition 51. Fowl place 53. Execution of a plan 56. "I, Claudius" role 57. ___ Wilson of The Beach Boys 58. June 6, 1944 (2 wds) 60. Coagulate 61. Heavy drinker, slang 62. ___-mutton (2 wds) 63. "___ for the poor" 64. Caught in the act 65. Biblical birthright seller
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Guest columnist Amy Kirk Fixing the No Child Left Behind law
by U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) Congress and the Bush administration took a major step in transforming our education system a decade ago when the No Child Left Behind law was enacted. Since that time, the world has changed dramatically, and it is more important than ever that we take a look at this law and make sure it is helping to give our kids the best possible education. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has taken the first comprehensive look at this law, and recently approved a bipartisan reform bill that now moves to the full Senate for consideration. As this process moves forward, I wanted to hear from educators about their experiences with this law. That’s why I brought together education leaders in Sioux Falls and Aberdeen for multiple honest, in-depth discussions about the strengths and weaknesses of NCLB. I found their experiences to be invaluable. The ultimate goals of NCLB are admirable. We need to close achievement gaps and help our kids reach the highest possible standards. That said, we have seen after nearly 10 years of implementation that the law’s one-sized-fitsall approach is often hindering the ability of states and schools to address the unique challenges they are facing. South Dakota is home to great schools and outstanding educators who want the best for our kids. That was clear throughout the events I held in South Dakota. Federal policy should be helping them provide a quality education. Instead, I heard time and again how NCLB often leaves educators dealing with burdensome requirements and feeling pressured to teach to a standardized test. The one-sizefits-all approach of NCLB simply isn’t working. Our schools need more flexibility. The Department of Education has already taken steps in this regard by offering waivers to states to provide relief from certain burdensome requirements of this law. These waivers are not a free pass from accountability and high standards, but they give our schools a greater say in how to use federal education funds. I know that congress has a lot on its plate, but we need to move forward with reforms to NCLB as quickly as possible. The Department of Education waivers should act as a bridge to the more comprehensive changes to this law. I reached out to fellow Senators,
Ranch-Raised Wrestling Recruits If wrestling teams are in need of recruits, coaches should consider visiting ranches to find potential wrestlers. Wrestling is a sport made up of athletes that perform individually. Based on the outcome of each wrestler’s matches, they contribute points to the team’s overall points. Wrestling is a forerunner to becoming a man’s man. It’s a sport that has all the essential elements (except guns and beer) of being a male: sweat, eau de toilette Testosterone, aggressiveness, grit, and immature-type camaraderie. These are commonly found in the confines of the wrestling room (our team’s wrestling room is known as “The Hot Box”). The upbringing and lifestyle of ranch kids makes them ideal wrestling candidates. Many have unknowingly developed an interest in wrestling if they generally try to handle sibling fights by wrestling on the living room floor until their
mother ends the roughhousing for fear of breaking something in the house. Wrestling teams can benefit from having ranch-raised teammates because ranch kids are halfway trained already. The expectations of ranch kids at home are well suited to wrestling teams because a lot of the fundamental skills learned on a ranch are the same as those used in wrestling: hard work and sweating profusely in hot environments. Ranch kids and wrestlers also have a lot of the same experiences, such as ringworm; an occasional gift from wrestling mats and ranches. Normal wrestling coaches holler their instructions for different moves during a match and sometimes demonstrate in an animated way what they want a wrestler to do. Ranchers instruct their kids in much the same way. Young cowboys are also used to getting bruised up. Ranch induced aches and pains make tolerating bruises from wrestling easier because they’re used to it. Getting banged up while handling sometimes feisty or on-the-fight livestock at brandings, calving time, in corrals or chutes is commonplace when working on a ranch. Such situations also give ranch kids an edge in knowing how to counter an opponent’s potentially defeating
move when it comes to tense nailbiter action during a match. The sometimes grueling ranch work that country boys have to do is similar to the tough physical challenges that require using one’s muscles at wrestling practices and matches. Being tough is expected of kids that come from farms and ranches. Packing feed buckets, salt blocks, forkfuls of hay, and bulky square bales are chores ranch kids do regularly and the physical effects of such laborious chores come in handy in wrestling matches. Wrestlers are always being told that they need to keep moving and to be quick on their feet. Throughout a ranch kid’s entire life, they’re told to hustle, so moving quickly on the mats comes natural. Kids that have been coached on a ranch are used to being critiqued in order to do things right and know how to listen. Their experiences in learning from their mistakes and being shown how to do a job or task correctly by their rancher father proves useful in wrestling where one wrong move can get a wrestler pinned. Being on a wrestling team is an ideal sport for ranch kids. It’s similar to what they do at home but being on a wrestling team is better. There’s no threat of a mother stopping a good match because something’s going to get broken.
members of the HELP Committee and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to emphasize the needs of rural schools in our state when the reauthorization process was getting off the ground. I’m going to continue these efforts in the coming months, because it’s important that any reforms help give South Dakota’s educators the flexibility and resources necessary to help our students succeed. The best preparation for a good job and successful career in these changing times begins in the classroom. We need to address the weaknesses of NCLB sooner rather than later to make sure our kids are ready for the future. As education reform moves forward, I’m going to push to end the burdensome rules and one-size-fits all approach and make sure that the needs of rural states have a voice in reform.
Season’s Greetings
Much love, peace and joy to you and yours.
Farmers Union opposes new child labor rule proposal for farm workers
South Dakota Farmers Union, a nonprofit family farm advocacy organization based in Huron, has submitted comments to the United States Department of Labor regarding new rules proposed by the department which would ban young hired farm workers from doing certain tasks on the farm. “This is a clear overreach by the Department of Labor, and if these rules are enacted it would be devastating to many agricultural operations in the state and across the country,” said SDFU President Doug Sombke, a farmer from Groton. “Many farms and ranches rely on young workers to do some of the day-to-day work. Not only would farmers and ranchers lose good help, these rules would prevent these young workers from a great learning opportunity that may turn into a career in agriculture in the future.” The proposed rules would ban people under the age of 16 from operating or tending any power-driven equipment. In the official comments sent to the Department of Labor today, Farmers Union pointed to the fact that this rule would be in “direct contrast to our state’s driver’s license laws which allow 14 year olds driving privileges.” The proposed rules would allow children of farmers and ranchers under 16 to work on the farm, but would not allow anyone who is not their child to be employed and do much of the work young people that age do now. “These rules leave a lot open for interpretation when it comes to who is classified as a ‘parent’ on the farm,” Sombke said. “What if a grandson wants to work with his grandfather? Would that be banned as well? These rules don’t address those types of situations.” The proposed child labor rules would also prohibit youth under 18 years old from working in the farmproduct raw material wholesale trade industry, banning them from working with non-castrated livestock, in enclosed storage facilities for grains, and other areas. “How are our young people going to learn? Farmers are aging, and it’s important that we allow young people the opportunity to work on the farm in nearly any capacity, safely, so they can gain the knowledge necessary to choose agriculture as a career,” Sombke said. “Safety is of the utmost importance on any farm, and young people are always under the supervision of an adult who has had a lifetime of experience on the farm. They know how to be safe, and they know how to keep young people safe.” In the official comments, Farmers Union said, “Our children are our greatest resource for continuing family agricultural operations. Without being allowed to learn the day-to-day operation of the farm or ranch, the future of rural America would be in jeopardy.” December 1 was the last day the Department of Labor accepted public comment on the proposed rule changes.
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To the very young, the not-so-young and the young-at-heart, go our warmest wishes for a delightful holiday season. For your belief in us, we are sincerely grateful.
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Jesus was born on Christmas Day to light our way with hope and joy and to save us from sin. Let us give thanks and praise to His holy name.
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IN CIRCUIT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PRO. #11-17 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA COUNTY OF HAAKON ESTATE OF IRVEL N. MORFORD, a/k/a IRVEL MORFORD, Deceased ) :SS ) ) ) Rural Water Systems, Inc. Motion by Director Matt, seconded by Director Prokop to approve the grant agreement for $50,000 to West River/ Lyman-Jones Rural Water systems, Inc. Motion carried unanimously. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.m. (CT). ATTEST: /s/Amy Kittelson Amy Kittelson, Recording Secretary /s/Joseph Hieb Joseph Hieb, Chairman [Published December 22, 2011, at the total approximate cost of $28.27]
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check with Municipal League on this. Motion by Duncan, second by Baeza to approve issuing their checks if SDML agrees. Discussed renewal of the town of Midland’s insurance. Motion by Duncan, second by Baeza to approve the valuation of the buildings and submit it to insurance company. Discussed Hot Water Heat billing. Stroppel gave a report on sewer plant and flushing water for chlorine levels. also requested time to attend the S.D. Rural Water assn. which is in Pierre on January 10, 11 and 12, 2012. Motion by Duncan, second by Baeza to approve this. Discussed purchasing pumps for the sewer lift station. Motion by Duncan, second by Baeza to approve purchasing new pump. Discussed purchasing new water meters. Stroppel was instructed to order the new meters needed. also discussed ordering street signs. Stroppel asked about benefits for his job. this will be discussed at the next board meeting. Board approved vacation days for Christmas and New Years. a motion was made by Baeza, second by Nelson to nominate Duncan as Vice President. Duncan will serve as Vice- President. Motion was made by Duncan, second by Baeza to pay the following claims: a & a tire & Repair, Repairs........200.00 armstrong Extinguisher, Maintenance............................120.00 Black Hills Chemical, Supplies ....244.46 Laverne Songer, Wages ................84.91 Lawrence Stroppel, Wages/ Retirement............................1,587.07 Lawrence Stroppel, Health Insurance.................................300.00 Michelle Meinzer, Wages, Mileage, Supplies...................................582.88 Ernie’s LLC, Supplies ..................425.89 Electronic Federal tax Payment System Employee tax..............................731.40 G & a trenching, Repairs ............270.00 Golden West, Phone/Internet ......142.69 Grossenburg Implement, Supplies...................................316.52 Hach Company, Supplies ............. 56.04 Heartland Waste, Refuse Service ....................................948.00 Midland Food & Fuel, Fuel ..........207.01 Morris Inc., Street Repairs...........938.70 Northwest Pipe, Supplies ..............48.80 Pioneer Review, Publications ........45.49 Ron Larson, Computer/Labor......120.00 SD DENR, annual Permit..............50.00 SD Retirement System, Retirement...............................249.60 SD State treasurer, Sales tax ......75.84 West Central Electric, Electric Supply .....................................916.56 WR/LJ Rural Water System, Water Supply ..................................1,140.00 USPS, Stamps ..............................73.00 Ken’s Repair, Repairs..................414.23 there being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned. Nicole Nelson, President Michelle Meinzer, Finance Officer [Published December 22, 2011, at the total approximate cost of $51.01]
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in Ft. Pierre. I hope they enjoy living at Parkwood – it is a wonderful facility, and there will be a lot of social opportunities for them. Clint and Laura Alleman and little Alivya attended the Christmas program at Kirley Hall Thursday evening. Last Monday evening, Clint attended a church meeting in Midland. Other than that, they have been scurrying around preparing for the holidays. Laura is a very talented crafter and artist, and I know she has been busy making gifts – sounds like she is nearing the finish line with her list of projects! Bill and Polly Bruce and Vince Bruce and his friend, Katie, attended the Christmas program Thursday also. Other than that, activities have included working on the building and normal care and feeding of livestock. The Bruce family will gather for their family Christmas later in the month. Ron and Helen Beckwith have a new granddaughter. Their daughter, Cheryl Ulmen, and her husband, Marc, welcomed Charlotte Ann Ulmen into the world early last week. Little "Charli" weighed 4 lbs 7 oz. and was 16 3/4 inches long. Charli joins two brothers and a sister. I wasn't able to reach the Beckwiths, so I don't know if the family is home from the hospital yet. But congratulations to all! Frank and Shirley Halligan and daughter, Maggie, attended the Christmas program at Kirley Hall Thursday evening. Saturday, Frank and Shirley went to Faith to watch grandson, Jerrin, play his last basketball tournament of the season. Frank was scheduled to have his gallbladder removed early this week, but surgery was postponed because Frank has caught the cold that has been making the rounds. Hope you are feeling better real soon, Frank! Max and Joyce Jones attended the Christmas program Thursday evening. Friday, Joyce and grandson, Luke, played a piano duet at the Capitol. The performance served as a recital as well as entertainment for those viewing the beautifully decorated trees. Granddaughter Mattie also played a piano solo. After viewing the trees, the group went out for supper in Pierre. Max and Joyce's daughter, Kim, and her sons will be coming to the farm Wednesday. The cousins will be attending school for part of a day at Cheyenne School, which will give them an idea of how oneroom schools work. Then the four grandchildren will have a Christmas cookie decorating extravaganza at grandma's house! Joyce is a brave woman, but the kids will have wonderful memories. Ray and Nancy Neuhauser had a busy week. Nancy took part in a cookie exchange at the senior center with a group of ladies who call themselves the Maxines. Friday, Ray and Nancy drove to White-
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Notice is given that on the 13th day of December, 2011, Patricia Morford, whose address is PO Box 586, Philip, SD 57567, was appointed as Personal Representative of the Estate of Irvel N. Morford. Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or their claims may be barred. Claims may be filed with the Personal Representative or may be filed with the Clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to the Personal Representative. /s/Patricia Morford Patricia Morford PO Box 586 Philip, SD 57567 605-859-2798 Clerk of Courts Haakon County Courthouse PO Box 70 Philip, SD 57567 Ph: 605-859-2627 Kemnitz Law Offices Ralph A. Kemnitz PO Box 459 Philip, SD 57567 Ph: 605-859-2540 [Published December 22 & 29, 2011, & January 5, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $37.04]
Proceedings of the Town of Midland
regular meeting minutes December 13, 2011 the town Board of the town of Midland met on tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 7:00 pm in the town Hall with the following members present: President Nicki Nelson, Paula Duncan, Diana Baeza, Finance Officer Michelle Meinzer and Utilities Operator Lawrence Stroppel. also Present: Duane and annette Hand, ann Cvach, Rose Nelson, Kathie Williams, anthony Ellis, tammy Williams, Brenda Jensen, tiffany Williams, Reuben Vollmer Jr., angie Doolittle, Scott Jones, Dennis Sinkey and Shorty Jones. Discussed personnel policy. No action taken at this time. the regular meeting of the town Board of the town of Midland began at 8:00 pm in the town Hall with the above mentioned members and guests present. Minutes of the November 8, 2011, meeting were approved as published. Baeza took the Oath of Office to serve as trustee for the remainder of this year’s term. Baeza was appointed to fill Songer’s term until the 2012 Election. a hearing was held on the renewal of the town of Midland’s liquor license. No one opposed the renewals. Motion by Baeza, second by Nelson to approve the renewals. a hearing was held on the renewal of Midland Food & Fuel’s on/off sale wine license. No one opposed this renewal. a motion was made by Duncan, second by Baeza to renew this license. Opened bid on surplus computer. One bid was received from Michelle Meinzer for $35.00. Motion by Duncan, second by Baeza to accept this bid. Opened bids on surplus mower. two bids were received: Reuben Vollmer, Jr. bid $203.00 and Bob Standiford bid $277.50. Motion by Duncan, second by Baeza to accept the bid from Standiford. Midland Community Foundation met with the Board to discuss disbursements of their funds through the city. Nelson will
Proceedings of West River Water Development District
November 10, 2011 CALL TO ORDER: The West River Water Development District convened for their regular meeting at the Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma, SD. Chairman Joseph Hieb called the meeting to order at 11:35 a.m. (CT). Roll call was taken and Chairman Joseph Hieb declared a quorum was present. Directors present were: Joseph Hieb, Lorne Smith, Marion Matt and Veryl Prokop. Also present: Jake Fitzgerald, Manager; Amy Kittelson, Office Manager for WR/LJ. ADDITIONS TO AGENDA: None APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Director Smith, seconded by Director Prokop to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously. APPROVE MINUTES: The minutes of the October 20, 2011, meeting were previously mailed to the Board for their review. Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Matt to approve the October minutes. Motion carried unanimously. FINANCIAL REPORT: A. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Joseph Hieb - $56.61, Lorne Smith - $56.61, Marion Matt - $56.61, Veryl Prokop - $56.61, West River/Lyman-Jones RWS $1,000.00, Pennington County Courant $29.89, Lyman County Herald - $34.85, Kadoka Press - $38.34, Murdo Coyote $32.82, Todd County Tribune - $33.48, Pioneer Review - $31.19. Motion by Director Matt, seconded by Director Smith to approve the District bills. Motion carried unanimously. B. DISTRICT FINANCIAL STATUS REPORT: The financial status of the District to date was previously sent to the Board. A copy of the October Financial Report is on file at the District office in Murdo. Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Smith to approve the October Financial Report. Motion carried unanimously. REPORTS: A. MANAGER'S REPORT: Manager Fitzgerald presented his November report to the Board. Motion by Director Matt, seconded by Director Smith to approve the Manager’s Report. Motion carried unanimously. B. OTHER REPORTS: None WR/LJ GRANT AGREEMENT: Manager Fitzgerald presented to the Board the yearly agreement that provides a grant of $50,000 to West River/ Lyman-Jones
Moenville News
by Leanne Neuhauser • 567-3325
Greetings from gorgeous northeast Haakon County. Not too hot, not too cold, not too windy, not too snowy – Mother Nature is really treating us well! It sounds like we may not have a white Christmas, but that is okay with me. We can just remember all the snow we had the past couple of years! It sounds like we'll have great travel weather for the holidays, which is truly a blessing! I had a difficult time finding neighbors at home today when I called for their news. I suppose with the nice weather and the upcoming holiday, folks were taking the opportunity to finish up their shopping. I'll try to get everyone's news next week. Mary Briggs was in Pierre Saturday to attend granddaughter Kinsey Riggle's piano recital at Maryhouse. Mom Rea Riggle and Grandpa Rick Riggle were also on hand to support little Kinsey. This is her first year of lessons, and she is progressing well. Marge Briggs had a doctor's appointment last week, and she got a good report. She is doing very well and doesn't have to return for a checkup for quite a while. Marge is very knowledgeable about many things, especially nutritional information. We had a very interesting conversation, and as usual, I learned some things by visiting with Marge. Connie Johnson's students at the
Cheyenne School put on quite an entertaining Christmas program last Thursday. The program was held at Kirley Hall, and there was a great crowd on hand. The students recited poems, played seasonal piano selections, sang songs, and put on a skit. They did a great job – they had a lot of enthusiasm, and you could tell they were well rehearsed. Following the program, snacks were served. Kevin and Mary Neuhauser were in Miller over the weekend to celebrate Christmas with the Schlechter relatives. The group met in Miller Saturday, spent the night, and returned to their homes Sunday. Mary's mother, Kathryn, has been battling health issues this fall, but she is steadily improving and is able to reside at home. Dick and Gene Hudson attended the Christmas program at Cheyenne School Thursday evening. I haven't been able to catch up with them for the rest of their news. It has been busy at the Julian and Coreen Roseth home. They have been caring for grandchildren, Bobbi and Jax, while Adam and Jodi are in Sioux Falls with their newborn little boy, Kam. Bobbi and Jax have taken turns having the flu, but they are improving now. Jodi's mother, Terri, and brother, Joe, came to the place Saturday evening, so they have taken over child care duties for a bit. Coreen was headed out to do some shopping when I talked to her Monday morning. Little Kam Roseth, newborn son of Adam and Jodi, is still a patient in Sioux Falls, but Coreen said he is strong and doing well. He has one non-functioning kidney, so he was to have surgery Monday to remove the kidney. If all goes well, there is a good chance that Kam can be home with the family by the end of the week. That would be a wonderful Christmas present! Thank goodness God gave us two kidneys. Billy and Arlyne Markwed were in Philip Saturday evening to attend the Philip Livestock Auction Christmas party. Sunday noon, Donnie and Tami Ravellette were dinner guests at Billy and Arlyne's. The Markwed's have a barn that was built in 1911, and it is still being used. The Ravelettes were taking pictures and collecting information – there will be a story published at some point next year. Billy and Arlyne attended candlelight services at Deep Creek Church Sunday. Following church, neighbors, Dick and Gene Hudson, stopped by for visiting and some card playing. Nels and Dorothy Paulson have been staying home, enjoying the wonderful weather. Nels has been working on a tractor, and Dorothy has been making Christmas candy. Over the weekend, one of Nels’ friends came to help him with the tractor, and they got it running. Dorothy told me that Leo Stoner is doing about the same. He is a resident at Golden Living Center in Pierre following his recent stroke. Therapy is helping him acclimate to his limitations, and it sounds like he is a good student. I wish him and Mary Anne the best – they are wonderful people. Clark and Carmen Alleman were in Rochester, Minn., last week so Clark could have a checkup at the Mayo Clinic. Clark is holding his own, which is good news. Clark and Carmen were at the Christmas program at Kirley Hall Thursday. Carmen attended church Sunday. Clark's sister, Phyllis Stoeser, and her husband, Ben Stoeser, moved into Parkwood in Pierre last weekend. They used to live on Highway 63, and in recent years they lived
wood to attend her grandson's elementary school Christmas program. Nancy said there were about 100 students, all well behaved and well rehearsed. They spent the night and met relatives for coffee and visiting Saturday morning before returning to Pierre. Monday, Nancy hosted the staff from the South Dakota Beef Council office to lunch at her home. Chase and Kelly Briggs and children attended the Christmas program Thursday evening. Friday they were in Pierre visiting friends. Ruth Neuhauser had a visit from Kevin and Mary Neuhauser Saturday. They stopped on their way to the Schlecter family Christmas in Miller. Ruth spoke with her daughter, Nina, Monday. Nina and her husband, Lynn, are enjoying an extended stay in Italy, getting acquainted with their new grandson, Aurelio. They will be returning to their home in Wyoming by the middle of next month. Many from the community attended a school board meeting in Philip Monday evening in hopes of convincing the board to reopen Deep Creek School. We have quite a few youngsters in the community (And more all the time!) who would benefit from being able to attend Deep Creek School. Our schoolhouse is in good repair, even though it has been closed for several years. It will be interesting to see what the verdict is. Chauncey Jorgensen, who works here at the ranch, has been dealing with an infection in his neck. This has been an ongoing concern for several months. He had surgery last week to drain the infection and found that antibiotics should take care of the problem, which is great news. Randy Neuhauser attended the sale in Philip Tuesday. Friday, Randy and I went to Kadoka to pick up some beef we had processed there. My mother, Letoy Brown, came home with us, and Mom and I spent Saturday in Pierre doing some shopping. My sister, Tish, and her boyfriend, Shan, joined us for lunch, so we got to have a nice visit. Mom returned to her home Sunday afternoon. Our best news of the weekend was finding out that daughter Lori will be able to make it home for Christmas after all! This week there are so many things to be grateful for, but I think during this special season I am most grateful that I live in a country where we have the freedom of religion. Many countries have spent centuries fighting wars over religion. Here, we can worship as we wish. So thanks to all who have served and are serving to keep us free – we owe you a debt we can never pay. My wish for all of you is that you have peace of mind, health of body and strength of spirit. May you and yours have a blessed Christmas!
There will be insufficient funds in the budget allowances in the 101 Fund in the 2011 budgets of (153) Court Appointed Attorney. It is hereby proposed that the following Supplemental Budget be adopted for the 2011 year. 101 – 153 Court Appointed Attorney ....................................$14,000.00 Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Haakon County, South Dakota, will hold a public hearing on the above proposed supplemental budgets for the year 2011 at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at which time any person interested may appear and be heard in favor of or opposed to the proposed budget. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAAKON COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA Gary Snook, Chairman ATTEST: Patricia G. Freeman Haakon County Auditor [Published November 15 & 22, 2011, at the total approximate cost of $77.70]
notiCe oF PUBliC meetinG
the Board of Commissioners of Haakon County, South Dakota are inviting all interested persons to a public meeting on revision of county commissioner districts as per SDCL 7-8-10, Decennial revision of commissioner districts. Haakon County has several proposed revisions of county commissioner districts. the County would like input from the public on the revisions, and allow the public the opportunity to provide other options they may have.
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boy when in high school and has been there most of his life with the exception of military service and one other short employment. He said he is grateful Mr. Hanson will be available for any questions or advice he would need. *** Greg Weber retires from banking after 39 years. On December 31st of this year, will have reached a mile marker in his life. He will retire from the First National Bank after 25 years of service and 39 years in the banking business. Births … a girl, Tiana Kay Fitch, December 22, 1986, to Burjes and Cheryl Fitch at Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital, weighing 8 lbs. 12 1/2 ozs. and 22 inches long. Wedding … Wanda I. Bodkin and Donald A. Moses, both of Philip, were united in marriage in Philip on November 8, 1986, during a candlelight service. Social News … Violet Schofield, Kansas City, Kan., where she now lives, came to visit her parents, Bud and Helen Schofield, and sister, Ellen Schofield and to spend Christmas with her family, December 20. Violet was transferred from Billings, Mont., to Kansas City. Leroy and Berta Aasby went to Rapid City Friday where they had supper at the Landmark to celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary, which was on Saturday, December 20.
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time, from preschool through sixth grade, presented their Christmas program Wednesday, December 14. After several solo instrumental recitals and an opening prayer, the many youngsters sang songs and read scriptures centering around the Christmas message. As seen above, a living nativity was staged for one of the later songs. Courtesy photo
First Lutheran release time Christmas program ... The young people participating in the church’s release
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(continued from page 7) which was in the service department was treated at Hans P. Petersen Memorial Hospital. It is assumed a gas leak had developed on the truck itself or in the heating unit at the station which caused the explosion, but details and investigation are continuing as to the exact cause. Mr. Swift is a teacher in the local school system and has been working at the station evenings. He and Hoff were installing a plug-in type heater on the H&H Gas Company truck. Hoff was underneath the truck turning a bolt and Swift had gotten a wrench to hold the nut and was at the front end of the unit. Buhmann was standing nearby waiting for completion of the job. The explosion completely collapsed both the east wall and the west wall of the service station, just blowing them out, lifting them like a can lid and then letting it fall back into the area on the truck and the men. Swift was pinned to the floor as he was apparently struck by a cross beam from above. Hoff who was protected under the truck crawled out and unable to lift the beam, got a floor jack into place and with the help of others arriving was able to release Swift and drag him outside. Buhmann, after being struck, realized the gas tube to the furnace unit was broken and afire, and knowing of the location of the supply tank west of the station went out and shut it off and then returned inside to help get Swift out. 25 Years Ago December 25, 1986 After 35 years of service in the Super Valu store, and to the community, Hans Hanson, with his wife, Velma, retired December 22, 1986, having sold the business. Corwin “Corky” Thorson took over the business Monday morning, but is no stranger to the store. He started to work there as a bag
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FOR SALE: Looking for CHRISTMAS GIFTS? Older collector Barbie dolls and Bradford Exchange bears. New and still in boxes. Call Cindy O’Connell, K1-2tc 837-2292. FOR SALE: 22”x28”x65” parrot cage, $100; 24”x60”x65” flight cage, $175; student size refrigerator with freezer, $40; 400 DVD storage unit, $50. 837-2044, evenings. P2-1tp FOR SALE: New fully assembled dressers in carton – a fantastic buy at just $99.00 each. Stop by and see for yourself. Del’s, Exit 63, Box Elder, 605/ 390-9810. P52-4tp FOR SALE: Gifts for that hardto-buy-for person, as well as everyone else on your Christmas list! Del’s, Exit 63, Box Elder, 605/390-9810. PW52-3tp HERCULES TRAILER TIRES ARE NOW IN STOCK: 235/85/ R16, 12-ply. $150 mounted. Limited quantities available. Les’ Body Shop, 859-2744, Philip. P51-tfn FOR SALE: Heavy duty lumber or ladder rack for a short box, 4door pickup. Black in color. Asking $225. Call Nathan at 6853186. P47-tfn FOR SALE: Rope horse halters with 10’ lead rope, $15 each. Call 685-3317 or 837-2917. K44-tfn
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Tim Johnson: effects of payroll tax cut on South Dakota families
United States Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) has announced that a county-by-county map showing how a failure to extend the payroll tax cut will affect South Dakota families has been added to his website. The information displays the money working families in each county will save if the expanded payroll tax cut Johnson supports passes, as well as the tax increase the average family will be hit with if an extension isn’t approved. For Haakon County, as of December 6, the savings from payroll tax cut for the median family would be $1,254. The tax increase for the median family if the tax cut expires would be $809. These numbers are computed from county-bycounty census data. “This map shows just how much working families in counties across South Dakota would have to pay if the payroll tax cut expires this month. It’s time to come together to pass this extension to keep hardearned dollars in the pockets of South Dakotans,” Johnson said. “The payroll tax cut extension is a proven tool to create jobs and stimulate the economy.” Families across South Dakota will experience a tax increase if this tax cut is not extended. In western South Dakota, for example, the average family in Pennington County would save $1,456 per year with the expanded tax cut and will pay $939 if the current tax cut expires, for a total difference of $2,395. In eastern South Dakota, for example, the average family in Minnehaha County would save $1,502 per year with the expanded tax cut and will pay $969 if the current tax cut expires, for a total difference of $2,471. The average family in Hughes County would save $1,743 per year with the expanded tax cut and will pay $1,125 if the current tax cut expires, for a total difference of $2,868. The average household in Brown County would save $1,469 per year with the expanded tax cut and will pay $948 if the current tax cut expires, for a total difference of $2,417. Last December, congress approved a tax relief package, which reduced the payroll tax rate for employees and the self employed by 2 percent. This tax cut is set to expire at the end of 2011. Johnson recently cosponsored the Middle Class Tax Cut Act to extend the current payroll tax reduction and increase the tax cut from two percent to 3.1 percent for 2012, saving the average South Dakota household $1,430 next year. This legislation is fully paid for. Not extending the payroll tax break would hit the middle class hard by taking hard-earned dollars out of the pockets of South Dakota families. Passing this extension will stimulate the economy of South Dakota and create jobs by spurring additional consumer spending.
Petroleum Release Compensation Board to meet with private insurers
The South Dakota Petroleum Release Compensation Board will hold its annual meeting with insurance industry representatives to determine the viability of private insurance for pollution coverage for petroleum tank owners. The meeting will be December 15 in Sioux Falls. South Dakota Codified Law 34A13-48 requires the board to meet at least annually with private insurance carriers to determine the availability and affordability of private insurance coverage in lieu of continuing the state operated petroleum release compensation fund. Petroleum tank owners and private insurance carriers are encouraged to submit written comments regarding petroleum coverage for petroleum tank owners to the board or appear in person to provide comments on this subject. Written comments can be submitted prior to the meeting by email to denr internet@state.sd.us or by mail to Petroleum Release Compensation Fund, attention Alan Bakeberg, 523 E. Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 575013182 The fund was established by the 1988 legislature to provide financial assistance to petroleum tank owners with the cleanup of petroleum releases, and financial assurance coverage to meet federal and state financial assurance requirements related to regulated underground petroleum tanks. The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources administers the fund, which is funded by a portion of the revenue from a two cents per gallon tank inspection fee on bulk fuel sales. The board is a five-member citizen board appointed by the governor to advise the DENR on issues pertaining to petroleum tank release compensation.
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I’d like to thank everyone for their support and generosity during the past year and after my chimney fire. The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in the community of Philip. Have a blessed Christmas, everyone! Karen Iwan Cottonwood Hall Board would like to thank everyone who donated and came to fun night to make it a huge success!
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by Janice Parsons • 544-3315
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Milesville will have Christmas Mass on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, at 11 a.m. Mass will be in Philip at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and also at 8:30 a.m. on Christmas Day. Mass in Midland will be at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve services will be at 5 p.m. at the Hardingrove Church and at the regular time of 8 a.m. on Christmas Day. A large crowd attended the open house in Philip Saturday to honor Phyllis Hanrahan on her 80th birthday. All of her grandchildren and their families were there except one. Coming from a distance was her grandson, John Erdmann, Arizona. Visiting at Mark and Pat's Sunday were John Erdmann, Jerri Cordes and boys and Kelly Blair. Jodi Parsons hosted the Hardingrove Church's Christmas party Tuesday evening. Several Christmas songs were sung, games were played, we had a gift exchange and lots to eat. Those enjoying the evening were Jodi Parsons, Marcia Eymer, Sharon Olivier, Lana Elshere, Judy Elshere, Connie Parsons, Sandra Parsons, Pat Hanrahan, Christa Fitch, Erin Hovland, and Janice Parsons. Wednesday night, the youth group met at Earl and Jodi Parsons' for supper and fun. Sixteen kids, Pastor Gary Wahl, and the leaders, Robert and Betty Berry, attended. The Evangelical Free Church in Philip held their Christmas program Sunday night. Kids from Milesville who were part of the program were Brayden and Keagan Fitch, Bailey Anders, Josh and Kelton Quinn, Brice and Taylor Hanson, Dusti and Jade Berry and Cole Rothenberger. Monday, December 12, Bill and Karyl Sandal were in Wall for their elementary school Christmas program. Mason Sandal (Matt and Anita) was one of the incredible reindeer in the play. The EMT potluck supper was held at the ambulance building Wedndsay. Bill and Karyl Sandal, Carla Smith and Debbie Hanrahan were among those who attended. Everyone brought cookies for trays to be distributed to the local businesses. Terry and Barbara Wentz were supper guests at Bill and Karyl Sandal's Saturday night. Lana Elshere attended the program at the Hereford School Friday night. Grandsons, Talon, Thayne, Trik and Tel, (J.J. and Lindsay) all had parts in the program. Sunday, Jim and Lana were in Wall for the Evangelical Free Church program that grandaughter, Jenna, (Cory and Stacy) was in. Bill and Karyl Sandal were also there to watch their grandchildren (Matt and Anita). Little Jensen Fitch had an accident Saturday and had to go to the Philip clinic to get four stitches in his chin. Keagan and Colby Fitch participated in a guitar recital at the Philip Nursing Home Saturday afternoon. They are taking lessons from Kianna Knutson. Wade and Marcy Parsons, Autumn, Kamri and Keenan, joined Marcy's family in Philip over the weekend for an early Christmas at Jim and Betty Smith's. Sunday, Miles and Erin Hovland, Connor and Mackenzie, met Kelly and Deanna Fees in Murdo for an early Christmas. They enjoyed the day at the home of James and Melony Gyles, Madison and Preston. Earl and Jodi Parsons, Rachel and Sarah, met Jodi's parents, Mike and Betty McDonnell, and grandson, Dylan McDonnell, in Pierre Saturday. They had supper together, saw the decorated trees in the Capitol and celebrated the McDonnell's 43rd anniversary a few days late. Jennifer Stangle, home from South Dakota State University, Brooking, for the Christmas break, spent Friday night with friend, Shelby Schofield. Saturday, she visited Dace Kelly and Bobbi Till. Thursday, Tommy Holt spent the night with Mark Stangle. Local folks attending the PLA Christmas party at The Steakhouse in Philip Saturday evening were Jim and Linda Stangle, Tommy and Alice Harty and Jim Bob and Kayla Eymer. Donna and Tina Staben attended a surprise bridal shower for Marcia Mayfield Tuesday afternoon at the home of LeeAnn and Rod Knutson. Those at the shower were some of the home health and the Silverleaf employees. Most of Virgil and Carla Smith's family were in Pierre Friday to have supper together and to view the trees at the Capitol. They included Virgil and Carla, Dave and Tonya Berry and family, Will and Toni Anders and family and Keith and Lindsay Smith and boys. Bart and I were at the home of our daughter and family, Nancy and George Hohwieler and boy,s in Aurora, Neb., over the weekend. We got to see Jordan play basketball Friday night. Saturday, Andy graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with a degree in agricultural economics. He will be starting a job in January with Scoular, a grain company. For the first few months he will be taking training in Jerome, Idaho. A lot of folks have been busy going to various church or school programs and some have already celebrated Christmas with some of their families. I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!
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December 22, 2011 • The Pioneer Review •
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Knuppe is oldest man in state
The building that houses South Dakota government should be constructed of stone from South Dakota. So believed some South Dakota residents. The commission overseeing the construction of South Dakota’s Capitol had set up a low-bid process that gave no advantage to in-state bidders or materials. On the day bids were scheduled to be opened in 1906, the South Dakota Supreme Court halted proceedings. A complaint had been received from Sioux Falls Board of Trade, acting in support of local quartzite quarries. The state Supreme Court did rule in favor of the commission. The commission decided, though, that new legislation was needed to prevent future incidents. The 1907 Legislature passed a bill providing that all materials to be used in the construction of the capitol “shall be procured in the state of South Dakota … at a cost not exceeding 5 per cent more than the lowest amount for which material equally good could be procured elsewhere.” General contractor O.H. Olsen was unable to procure the Sioux quartzite stone from East Sioux Falls that he had planned to use for the exterior of the first floor. The base of the Capitol is Ortonville granite from Minnesota. The firstfloor exterior walls are of Marquette Raindrop sandstone from Michigan, and the second-and third-floor exterior walls and the lower rotunda are of Bedford limestone from Indiana. The only South Dakota stone used in the capitol would be the field boulders used in the foundation. This moment in South Dakota history is provided by the South Dakota Heritage Fund, the nonprofit fundraising partner of the South Dakota State Historical Society. Find us on the web at HYPERLINK "http://www.sdheritage fund.org" www.sdheritagefund.org
Oldest living male … Above, Bill Knuppe visits with family at a Christmas party in New Underwood.
William “Bill” Knuppe, resident of the New Underwood Good Samaritan Society, celebrated his 108th birthday this past weekend with friends and family as he became South Dakota’s oldest living male resident. Knuppe was born in Parker, S.D., in December of 1903. Later, moving to New Underwood and working as a farmer and rancher most of his life, Bill can now add another name to claim as “South Dakota’s Century Club’s Oldest Living Male.” Bill is planning to celebrate his 108th birthday later this month at the Good Samaritan Society in New Underwood. In an application submitted to the Century Club, Knuppe was asked what he thinks contributed to his longevity. He quickly replied, “I had a wife who was a good cook!” Knuppe married Mathe Kring on July 3, 1930, and enjoyed 79 years together. The Century Club is a creation of the South Dakota Health Care Association and has recognized nearly 1,000 South Dakotans since its beginning in 1997. Century Club sponsors created the Club to recognize both the contributions and the years of these special individuals. The Century Club is open to residents of South Dakota upon the celebration of his or her 100th birthday. There are no dues and every inductee receives a specially designed certificate and membership card signed by sponsors. Once a year, the current oldest living Century Club Member is recognized as the “Centenarian of the Year.” South Dakota Health Care Association in conjunction with KELOland TV, announced this past summer that Beryl Kapaun of Salem was named the “2011 Centenarian of the Year!” According to Century Club records, Kapaun, a current resident at the Golden LivingCenter in Salem, born June 4, 1899, is the oldest living South Dakotan. Kapaun celebrated her 112th birthday in June. This recognition is a three-peat for Kapaun as she has remained the oldest living South Dakotan for the past three years earning the honor.
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