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A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc., Philip, South Dakota 57567. The Official Newspaper of Haakon County, South Dakota. Copyright 1981.
Number 25
Volume 107
February 14, 2013
Boys’ and
by Nancy Haigh
The county highway department
was given approval to purchase a
third motor grader at the Haakon
County Board of Commissioner’s
meeting February 5.
When discussions were first held
regarding the purchase of one-year
old graders leased by the city of
Sioux Falls, the county signed up
for two new graders. The thought
at that time was to surplus two
Caterpillar H models. As talks
have continued the county has de-
cided it would be best to surplus
the two newest Caterpillar M mod-
els that have often been on the re-
pair list, along with an H model.
Alex Kulesza, Butler Machinery
representative, discussed various
options with the board. The two M
models have new rippers on them.
Kulesza noted that that would be a
draw for some contractors and
might drive up the bid price. The
cost of new rippers, which would
not have to be modified to fit the
new machines, would not increase
the final dollar line that much, said
The final purchase for three
blades with two rippers would cost
almost $177,000, financed over
four years. The board also ap-
proved the purchase of a third rip-
per and a wing unit.
The board will formally surplus
three graders after Butler Machin-
ery has looked the machines over
and completed an estimate on their
value. At that time Kulesza will
help the county with advertising
the machines for sale. The county
does have a guaranteed buy back
amount through Butler Machinery
for the two M models, per the orig-
inal purchase agreement, which
the county can exercise if the bids
come in lower.
Kenny Neville noted that the
county no longer needs to advertise
culvert bids since there is only one
dealer in South Dakota. He noted
that prices are three to four percent
lower than last year. The board ap-
proved, per Neville’s request, to re-
move a bridge from the county’s
bridge system. The bridge had been
replaced last summer with a large
The board voted to not finan-
cially support the Capital Area
Counseling service. Haakon
County Auditor Patricia (Pat) Free-
man noted that some of the coun-
ties the agency works in provide fi-
nancial assistance while others do
Quarterly reports were given by
Emergency Manager Lola Roseth,
county health nurse Heidi Burns
and Director of Equalization Toni
Rhodes. Rhodes noted that resi-
dents can now file for tax appeals.
The city of Philip will hold their
equalization hearing March 18 and
the county’s will be April 9. Free-
man reported that the county can
take the South Dakota State De-
partment of Revenue determined
Consumer Price Index tax increase
of just over two percent. She also
noted new growth to be taxed on in
2014 is $3,521,333.
State’s Attorney Gay Tollefson
updated the board regarding Sun-
day liquor licenses. She said the
county does not have to have an or-
dinance if they choose to follow
state law. No decision was made on
whether to approve a Sunday li-
The board approved to amend
Resolution 2013-03 from the Janu-
ary meeting to reflect wages for
permanent part-time deputies and
permanent full-time deputies.
They approved the January
meeting minutes as well as war-
rants for the past month. Discus-
sion was held regarding a bill for
unemployment benefits. The board
questioned if the individual was el-
igible for the benefits. Freeman
noted that she had asked for ap-
proval prior to the meeting to pay
the bill as it was due before the end
of the month. She noted the funds
had already been sent to the billing
party for the unemployment bene-
Travel requests were approved
for 4-H advisor Carrie Weller and
Neville. Elke Baxter was approved
to be a member of the Haakon/
Jackson Fair Board.
Commission commits to third blade
Farmers and ranchers across the
country are heeding the call to
have their voices heard and their
farms represented in the 2012 Cen-
sus of Agriculture.
About 1.4 million census forms
have been returned. For those who
missed the deadline, USDA re-
minds producers that their farm is
important and needs to be counted.
As a result, census forms are still
being accepted.
According to Sandee Gittings, if
help is required, the South Dakota
National Agricultural Statistics
Service office in Sioux Falls can
have a local representative come to
the landowner to help with the cen-
sus forms; call 1-(605)-323-6500.
“Information from the Census of
Agriculture helps USDA monitor
trends and better understand the
needs in agriculture,” said Agricul-
ture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Pro-
viding industry stakeholders, com-
munity leaders, lawmakers and in-
dividual farm operators with the
most comprehensive and accurate
United States agricultural reports,
we all help ensure the tools are
available to make informed, sound
decisions to protect the future of
American agriculture.”
Conducted every five years by
USDA’s NASS, the census provides
detailed data covering nearly every
facet of United States agriculture.
It looks at land use and ownership,
production practices, expenditures
and other factors that affect the
way farmers and ranchers do busi-
ness. The deadline for submitting
Census forms was February 4, and
many farmers and ranchers have
responded. However, those who did
not respond by the original due
date will receive another copy of
the form in the mail to give them
another opportunity.
“Accurate and comprehensive in-
formation from all farmers and
ranchers is important so that the
Census can provide a true picture
of U.S. agriculture today and help
everyone plan appropriately for fu-
ture,” said Vilsack. “This level of
information is only gathered and
released once every five years, so
we need the participation of every
producer to ensure the agricultural
industry and rural America receive
the representation that will pro-
vide them with the most benefit
and value.”
Farmers and ranchers can re-
turn their forms by mail or online
by visiting a secure website,
www.agcensus.usda.gov. Federal
law requires all agricultural pro-
ducers to participate in the Census
and requires NASS to keep all in-
dividual information confidential.
For more information and help-
ful tips on completing your form,
visit www.agcensus.usda.gov or
call 1-888-4AG-STAT (1-888-424-
7828), or call USDA/NASS at 1-
USDA census extended, local help
Twenty-three rural hospitals in
South Dakota will receive a total of
$278,037 in federal funding for
projects to improve patient access,
reduce medication errors, reduce
hospital readmissions, and im-
prove operations.
Philip Health Services, Inc. is
one of the hospitals receiving
Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibil-
ity Program direct awards. It will
receive $13,135.
The federal funding comes
through the South Dakota Depart-
ment of Health. Over the last 12
years, rural hospitals in South
Dakota have received more than
$4,078,000 in direct awards
through the program.
Hospitals must be Medicare cer-
tified as critical access to be eligible
for the funds. Critical access hospi-
tals receive a higher Medicare re-
imbursement rate and are eligible
for federal funding for improve-
ment projects. There are currently
38 critical access hospitals in South
The funding helps rural hospi-
tals make direct, positive impacts
on patient care and health out-
comes, noted an official from the
Platte Health Center - Avera, one
of the facilities receiving funds.
“Without the additional supple-
mental financial assistance we re-
ceive from this program, we would
not have been able to implement
the programs and processes we
currently have in place,” said Jody
Sternberg, RN, and director of pa-
tient care services at Platte. “This
program makes a difference for
critical access hospitals.”
State awards funding to Philip hospital
The Philip High School one-act cast and crew, performing the serious play “Dis-
covering Rogue,” earned a superior rating at the 57th annual South Dakota High
School Activities Association’s State One-Act Play Festival in Brandon, January
31 through February 2. Nearly 1,000 students and 66 directors represented en-
tries from 14 Class “B” schools, 14 Class “A” schools and 13 Class “AA” schools.
There were nine professional judges. Two Philip actors, Shelby Schofield and
Rachel Parsons, were among only 118 total actors who earned Outstanding In-
dividual Performer awards. Kelsie Kroetch and Brad Pfeifle represented one of
only four Class “B” ensembles which earned Outstanding Ensemble Groups
recognition at the festival. Pictured are, from lower left, Schofield, Parsons, di-
rector Laura O’Connor, Pfeifle and Kroetch. Other members of the Philip cast and
crew were Brooke Nelson, Jane Poss, Amanda McIlravy, Ted’Dee Buffalo, Cole
Rothenberger, Josh Quinn, Brock Hanson, James Fitzgerald, Tyshia Ferguson, Carl
Poss, Brian Pfeifle and Sam Stangle. Photo by Del Bartels
Philip one-act earns
“superior” at state
Nearly 1,500 eligible patrons of
Midwest Cooperatives will share in
the distribution of $2.86 million in
cash patronage and equity during
2013 based on business they have
conducted with the company.
The Midwest Cooperatives an-
nual meetings will be Wednesday,
February 20, in Pierre, and at 5:30
p.m., Thursday, February 21, at
the American Legion Hall in
Philip. The meetings will include a
free roast beef meal, door prizes
and speakers presenting an update
from the company. The meetings
are open for all; because of the sup-
per count, please RSVP. Midwest
Cooperatives has site locations in
Pierre, Philip, Kadoka, Highmore,
Blunt, Onida nd Draper.
“We’re extremely proud that we
can provide this tremendous return
to our customers and owners,” said
Milt Handcock, general manager.
“One of the most important ways
we help producers grow is by deliv-
ering an economic return on the
business they do with Midwest Co-
operatives. This underscores the
added value of being a cooperative
system owner and customer.
“Through their ownership in a
cooperative like Midwest Coopera-
tives, not only do they have access
to products and services, they also
share in our success and that of the
integrated CHS system. This en-
ables all of us to invest in the fu-
ture of our local producers, this
business and our community.”
Midwest Cooperatives is a locally
controlled retail division of CHS
Inc., the nation’s leading producer-
owned cooperative. During 2013,
Midwest Cooperatives will allocate
a total of $7.5 million in patronage
dividends to its eligible customers
based on business done September
1, 2011 through August 31, 2012, of
which $2.86 million is being paid
out in cash.
Overall, CHS expects to return
up to a record $600 million during
its 2013 fiscal year in cash patron-
age, equity redemptions and divi-
dends paid on preferred stock to
nearly 1,200 eligible cooperatives
and nearly 50,000 individual mem-
bers and others in 50 states. CHS
net income for its fiscal year ending
August 31, 2012, was $1.26 billion.
Patronage is based on business
done with CHS during fiscal 2012,
while equity redemptions repre-
sent retirement of ownership in
CHS earned in past years. Since it
was established in 1998, CHS has
returned more than $3.1 billion in
cash to its owners.
If they have not already done so,
individuals who have reached age
70 and representatives of the es-
tates of deceased members are en-
couraged to contact Handcock to re-
quest redemption of their equity.
CHS makes equity redemptions to
eligible members throughout the
year, based on attaining age 70 or
estate retirements, but potentially
eligible individuals must initiate
Midwest Cooperative patrons to
receive CHS cash distribution
“The Buffalo King” airs in Philip
A free private airing of the documentary film “The Buffalo King” was presented at the Gem Theatre, Sunday, February 10.
The film is about the man-caused decimation of the North American bison and a hand full of individuals who worked to
save it from extinction. One of those men was James “Scotty” Philip – immigrant, goldrusher, cowboy, wagon freighter,
cattle baron, statesman and namesake for the town of Philip. The film’s producer, Justin Koehler, spoke at the airing about
the production of the movie and future plans for it at film festivals. He suggested that the film could be shown at local
annual events, such as Philip Festival Days.
United States Senator Tim John-
son released this statement on the
United States Postal Service’s an-
nouncement regarding the elimina-
tion of Saturday delivery.
“I have long said the elimination
of Saturday mail delivery should be
a last resort option. Last spring,
the Senate passed a postal reform
bill that would have addressed the
postal service’s current budget
shortfalls and prohibited the
agency from eliminating Saturday
delivery for at least two years while
alternative cost savings are imple-
mented. The bill was never brought
up for a vote in the House, and this
prevented postal reform from mov-
ing forward.
“The elimination of Saturday de-
livery does not take effect until Au-
gust 1, so there is still time for Con-
gress to come together and pass
comprehensive postal reform. I will
continue working to preserve the
universal service mandate that en-
sures those in South Dakota and
other rural areas continue having
access to quality and affordable
mail service.”
United States Representative
Kristi Noem released the following
statement. “I strongly believe that
the postal service needs to focus on
making additional internal and
structural reforms before it cuts
services. I understand that serious
changes need to take place to make
the USPS financially viable, but I
do not support eliminating Satur-
day delivery. Coming from such a
rural state, our postal service is
critical to the way families and
businesses operate. Before the
Postal Service makes decisions
that affect South Dakotans and the
rest of rural America, I believe the
USPS should review all available
options in order to establish an ef-
ficient and sustainable delivery
USPS to stop Saturday deliveries
The South Dakota Farm Bureau
is hosting a series of meeting
across the state this month for
farmers and ranchers to learn more
about the Environmental Protec-
tion Agency’s oil spill prevention,
control and countermeasure pro-
gram, which requires compliance
by May 10 of this year.
Two representatives from the
EPA’s region eight office in Denver
will lead the meetings: Rebecca
Perrin, EPA Region Eight agricul-
ture advisor, and Jim Peterson,
EPA Region Eight SPCC inspector.
According to the U.S. EPA, farms
or ranches that store more than
1,320 total U.S. gallons of oil or oil
products in above ground contain-
ers sized 55 gallons or larger, or
more than 42,000 U.S. gallons in
completely buried containers, and
could be reasonably expected to
discharge oil to waters of the U.S.,
are required to have an SPCC plan.
EPA requires an SPCC plan to be
in place by May 10, 2013.
The schedule for the SPCC meet-
ings is as follows: (all times are
•February 25 in Sturgis, 3:00
p.m. at the Meade County Exten-
sion Building Community Room.
•February 26 in Wall, 10:00
a.m. at the Community Build-
ing on Main Street
•February 26 in Pierre, 4:00 p.m.
at the Capitol Building Basement
Room A (plus 6 DDN locations)
The meeting at 4:00 p.m. CT on
February 26 will be broadcast over
the Digital Dakota Network from
Pierre to several locations, includ-
ing Rapid City, SDSM&T’s Class-
room Building Room 109
There is no cost to attend these
informational meetings, no pre-reg-
istration is required, and you do
not need to be a member of Farm
Bureau to attend.
EPA meetings on oil spills
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Thursday: Overcast in the morning,
then partly cloudy. High of 36F with a
windchill as low as 14F. Breezy. Winds
from the NW at 15 to 20 mph. Thurs-
day Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then over-
cast. Low of 12F with a windchill as low as 0F.
Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph.
Friday: Overcast in the morning,
then clear. High of 36F with a
windchill as low as 5F.
Breezy. Winds from the NW
at 10 to 20 mph. Friday Night: Clear. Low
of 19F with a windchill as low as 10F.
Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday: Partly cloudy.
High of 46F. Winds from
the East at 10 to 15
mph. Sunday Night:
Partly cloudy. Low of
19F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15
Saturday: Partly cloudy.
High of 46F. Winds
from the NW at 10 to
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Night: Clear. Fog
overnight. Low of 19F. Winds from
the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Get your
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Monday: Overcast. High of 39F
with a windchill as low as
10F. Winds from the
North at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly
cloudy. Low of 16F. Winds
from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Lookin’ Around by Syd Iwan
I think my electronic indoor/out-
door thermometer is dyslexic.
That’s one explanation, anyway,
for it reading 82 degrees as the
high temperature the other day. It
had been a warmish day for Febru-
ary and did get up to 52, but 82 in
early February in South Dakota is
so improbable that it would have
made the national news had it ac-
tually happened. When I went to
record the high for the day in my
diary as I usually do, I glanced at
that reading and then looked back
to make sure I was actually seeing
what I thought I was. My vision
was okay which elicited the re-
sponse, “I don’t think so. Most un-
likely!” All I could figure was that,
when it was 28 degrees around
sunrise, the weather-station con-
traption had read it and, in a fit of
dyslexia, flipped it around to 82.
Either that or the batteries need to
be changed. In any event, I
recorded 52 as the day’s high and
not 82.
A lot of information comes our
way these days that is highly sus-
picious as to accuracy. We’ve just
been through an election where so
much rubbish was tossed around
that a person might be inclined to
tune out the whole mess. Fairly
normal, well-intentioned candi-
dates were depicted as complete
fools with the morals of alley cats
and no redeeming value whatso-
ever. I didn’t agree with the views
of all the candidates to be sure, but
it irritated me a lot when they
were unfairly depicted as the dregs
of the earth. Dirt was flung right
and left. “Stick to the facts,” was
what I wanted to advise.
The same advice should apply to
the Internet as well. It gives false
information the opportunity to cir-
cle the globe in seconds and be ac-
cepted by many as gospel. Every
year, for instance, we get an article
about the guards at the Tomb of
the Unknown Soldier. The article
tries to depict those guards as ab-
solute saints. It states that, once a
person becomes one of these elite
sentries, he must never in his
whole life swear or drink alcohol.
Wife Corinne worked at the Penta-
gon when she was in the Army and
knew some of these guys. They
were dedicated fellows, but they
weren’t saints. It’s ridiculous to
even consider that as a possibility.
I might add that the article that
makes the rounds does have accu-
rate parts when it describes how
the patrol of the tomb is carried out
and what various rituals mean.
Other parts, however, are complete
Most years as well, we get an an-
nouncement that the planet Mars
is so close to earth in its orbit that
it will soon look as big as the moon.
That will never happen. It will
never even appear as bright as
Venus, much less the moon. This
silliness started way back after
someone said that Mars would look
as big as the moon when viewed
through a telescope at a certain
magnification. The telescope part
was unfortunately overlooked by
those wanting to pass on exciting
new information. What’s more,
Mars was only extraordinarily
close to earth that one time several
years ago, but the same silly article
has been resurrected and sent
again in following years after Mars
had regressed and was not going to
be especially close or large anytime
As you know, some obituaries
could almost be thought of as fairy
tales when they apply to people
you know. They often depict some-
one as a completely wonderful per-
son when they were dishonest,
undisciplined, chronically drunk,
or just generally hard to deal with.
I’ve read obituaries of people I’ve
known and thought, “Who are they
talking about? It certainly isn’t the
person by that name that I know.”
Religion is another place where
errors can abound. It is usually ac-
complished by people trying to
make the Bible say what they want
it to say instead of what it actually
says as taken in context. They
might also want to make God out
to be how they think he should be
instead of how he is. This leads to
all manner of trouble, confusion
and outright error. I try to counter
this by reading the Bible through
completely every year as I have
now done for forty years or more. It
doesn’t mean I can catch every
wrong thought that people throw
out, but I can discard a lot of them.
It is rather the norm for people
to want to tell interesting or excit-
ing facts. That’s a given. As a re-
sult, it’s our job to consider what
we hear and only accept informa-
tion as truth when the facts have
been checked as much as possible.
Gullibility is not a virtue. As a re-
sult, when I go to record the high
temperature for today in my diary,
I might look at what the ther-
mometer says it was, but I won’t
necessarily accept it as gospel
without comparing it to my experi-
ence of the day. Verifying is the
sensible thing to do concerning any
information that comes our way.
We should probably try to keep
that in mind.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP …will meet Tuesday, February 19,
at 6:30 p.m. at the Senechal Apts. lobby in Philip. Pie will be served!
PHILIP AARP/RTA … will meet Monday, February 25, at 6:00
p.m. at the senior citizen’s center in Philip with a soup supper,
memory and identification of the Past & Present Rural Schools, led
by Annie Brunskill, Haakon County Public Library director.
FREE TAX PREPARATION …AARP TaxAide will be providing
free federal tax return preparations at the Bad River Senior Citi-
zen’s Center in Philip on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The serv-
ice is open to all ages with emphasis on low and middle income tax-
payers. Call Bob McDaniel, 859-2227, for appointment or more in-
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by Sen. Jim Bradford
District 27
We have now completed the fifth
week of legislative session and the
days get longer as we approach
cross over day, which is when all
bills must be out of their house of
In the Senate Health and Judici-
ary committees, on which I serve,
we have been seeing an increase of
bills to review.
A piece of legislation which I am
proud to say was signed this week
by the Governor was the Criminal
Justice Initiative. I’ve been in-
volved in this from the start and
worked on a task force that was at
the beginning of a process that has
led to the adoption of this law.
This new way of sentencing will
significantly reduce the number of
nonviolent offenders being sen-
tenced to prison and enable them
to receive the treatment they need
for their addiction. This approach
duplicates successful programs op-
erated in other states. In fact,
South Dakota was one of the last
states to adopt this type of ap-
proach which puts the emphasis on
treatment and rehabilitation, not
just incarceration. This legislation,
while having some upfront costs for
more treatment centers and
trained drug and alcohol treatment
experts, will in the long run reduce
the need for millions of dollars of
investment in prisons. It will keep
non-violent criminals in their own
homes and communities and bring
more treatment to those addicted
to drugs and alcohol. This is the
right approach and long overdue.
I’m proud to say that I was an ad-
vocate for this from the very begin-
ning, testified several times as it
moved through committees and on
the floor, and this week witnessed
the Governor sign it into law. Now
it’s up to all of us to follow through
and support its implementation.
A special briefing for South
Dakota legislators on Medicaid ex-
pansion was presented by the
Council of State Government on
February 5. The Council of State
Government is a nonpartisan, non-
profit association which serves all
three branches of state govern-
ment-judicial, legislative, and exec-
utive. The speaker was Dr. Vern
Smith, a nationally known health
care economist and the former
Medicaid director in Michigan. Dr.
Smith was able to relate the expe-
riences of other states, some of
which have expanded Medicaid el-
igibility years before the recent fed-
eral proposal. In studies which re-
viewed these expansions, people
were healthier, and less health
care was obtained in emergency
The numbers change often, but
to date close to half of the states
have decided to expand Medicaid
coverage. If our state follows suit,
the federal government would
cover 100 percent of Medicaid costs
for the estimated 48,000 newly eli-
gible South Dakota adults for the
first three years (2014-2016). The
state’s only expense would be a lit-
tle over a million dollars a year for
administration. The state’s share
would gradually rise until it
reached 10 percent of total costs in
2020. According to South Dakota
Department of Social Services esti-
mates, state residents would re-
ceive about $2 trillion in medical
care benefits between 2014 and
Certainly there are some of our
District 27 folks who work hard at
jobs but are offered no health in-
surance through their employment.
These are exactly the individuals
who will benefit from Medicaid ex-
pansion. I will continue to work
hard to see that South Dakota
doesn’t give up on our 48,000 work-
ing adults without health insur-
Contact me at 605-685-4241 or
Legislative Updates
by Representative
Elizabeth May
We are seeing considerable bills
coming to the floor from the various
committee’s. Some bills of interest,
HB1123 will appropriate one dollar
to be deposited in the animal dam-
age control fund and five dollars
shall be deposited in a special fund
known as the South Dakota sports-
men’s access and landowner depre-
dation fund. This law and fee was
already in place and all the legisla-
tors did was move one dollar to the
ADC Program.
HB1013 and HB1015 were
brought by the Board of Regents.
HB1013 was for funds of
$325,000.00 to construct multi-
storage facilities at SDSU and
HB1015 was for remodeling and
renovation of Medary Commons on
the campus of SDSU with a cost of
$2,250,000.00. Both bills passed
the house with 58 yeas and 10 nays
and I voted nay. The argument of
one-time dollars should be used to
fund one-time projects; not ongoing
costs evades me when our teacher
pay remains 48th in the nation.
HB1128 was a bill to allow cer-
tain students to participate in the
Opportunity Scholarship Program.
This bill arises after a home-school
student was denied when applying
for the scholarship. The Depart-
ment of Education has a standard
criteria in place for public school
students that doesn’t apply for
home school students. We heard
testimony from a student attending
School of Mines in Rapid who re-
ceived a 30 ACT score and was de-
nied the scholarship. His first
cousin who was educated through
a public school and now is attend-
ing SDSU received the scholarship
with a ACT score of 24. The Dept.
of Education came out against this
bill. The committee voted to send it
to the floor and it passed on to the
Senate. Competition by the S.D.
Board of Eduction is something
this agency is trying to avoid by
limiting who is eligible for the
scholarship. We need to remember
that parents of home-school stu-
dents are still paying taxes to fund
public schools. I think the least the
state can do is treat them equal re-
garding the scholarship program.
HB1126 was brought to repeal
the massage therapy licensing re-
quirements and regulatory board.
This bill had been deferred from
the 15th LD while talks were ongo-
ing. This bill stems from a 2005 li-
censee requirement and a misman-
aged board with a high turnover.
After considerable discussion and
two lengthy amendments it passed
on to the Senate. I find it amazing
that legislature’s are put in office to
settle disputes of massage therapy
I’d like to report that we are
passing sweeping legislation that
improve's our daily lives, but to
date we have dealt with air, water,
wildlife and snowmobile tracks for
motorcycles just to name a few. The
bills that I thought could make a
difference, like SB125, “Shared
Parenting” did not make it off the
Senate floor. I encourage everyone
to stay involved with what is going
on with your local, state and fed-
eral governments.
I enjoyed seeing the Kadoka sen-
ior government class this week. It
is very important for our students
to see the process of law making
and the impact that it has on the
citizens of South Dakota.
As always you can contact me at
the House Chamber number 773-
3851. Leave a phone number and
I’ll call you back. The fax number
is 773-6806. If you send a fax, ad-
dress it to Rep. Elizabeth May. You
can also email me at rep.may@
state.sd.us during session. You can
keep track of bills and committee
meetings at this link: http://legis.
state.sd.us/ You can also use this
link to find the legislators, see
what committees they are on, read
all the bills and track the status of
each bill, listen to committee hear-
ings, and contact the legislators.
Wealth? ... by Del Bartels
There is a theory that, if all the wealth in the world was distributed
evenly among all the individuals of the world, within a given number
of years most of that wealth would be back under the control of who
has it now. Agreed, some people are idiots, some have never learned
how to handle even a little money, some have unforseen expenses such
as medical needs, while some are simply single-minded toward power
and wealth. Yet, some probably just don’t put that much importance
behind riches ... well, at least not the monetary kind of riches.
A teenager who is given a new car looks at it differently than a
teenager who has worked and saved for many years to buy that first
used car. Which one thinks more toward insurance? Which one, most
likely, is also thinking of future costs such as a new set of tires?
A conversation starter used to be, “What would you do with a million
dollars?” At three percent interest, you could scrape by off of the annual
interest, but most people would first buy a house, a vehicle, decent
clothes, and enough food to last awhile. Others say that they would in-
vest it; yeah, and how many people have “safe” 401K plans that have
painfully lost money in the last two decades? Invest in Enron! What I
would spend my money on is not what other people believe I should
spend my money on. One person told me he would buy a motor home
and live out of that, doling out the interest and remaining capital to
pay for gas and food as he spent years exploring the continent. He
agreed that the entire amount would be close to gone by the time he
died, but he wouldn’t need it then.
If you ask someone enough either/or questions, you will discover
what they hold important. Either a lazy vacation sleeping on the beach,
or an exerting time learning to parasail and snorkel? Either climbing
a mountain to see forever, or playing in the backyard with grandkids?
Either dining on lobster tail at a swank club or eating your mother’s
apple pie? Either flying to a full two weeks of Disney World, or driving
to Florida and back, stopping at everywhere in between? New car or
college? Homework or shoot some hoops? Television or a game of check-
ers? Hug or a kiss?
When hearing that the family car has been in a fender-bender, is
your knee-jerk response asking how bad the damage is or if everyone
is all right? A few dollars goes for lottery tickets or into the collection
plate? Is a quarter on the sidewalk worth you bending over and picking
it up to put it in your pocket? Would you stop to pick up a candy wrap-
per to put it in a trash can? Have you ever dropped a quarter in a store,
just so the little kid next to you can “find” it?
Another way to learn what someone holds important is to look at
their checkbook. What do you spend your “wealth” on? I hope to live
well, but when they open my wallet at my deathbed, I hope they find
that my “wealth” was giving my money, my time, myself to others.
Members of National Mutual Benefit branch #85 presented Lola Hulce with a
check in the amount of $6,300.20 to be used toward medical expenses. The
presentation was done February 11. The matching funds bratwurst supper
fundraiser was held January 19 at the commons area at the Philip High School.
The brats were donated by Grossenburg Implement and the cookies were do-
nated by Scotchman Industries employees. Shown, back row from left: Doug
Hauk, Bruce Kroetch, Jim Kanable and Mike Koehler. Front: Becky Brech, Matt
Reedy, Lola Hulce, Maureen Palecek and Pennie Slovek. Courtesy photo
Hulce fundraiser results
To the person who took out a sec-
tion of my redwood fence on Super
Bowl weekend,
You apparently need more space
for your driving skills than what
the alley roadway offers. So, if you
were to haul away what remains of
the fence, then my property plus
the apron on the property next door
would give you more room to ma-
neuver. However the space does get
a bit tighter as one goes up the
alley, but I’m certain you can find
a solution for that as well.
Let me or the city police know
what you think about this as a so-
lution to your problem.
Lary Osburn
Philip, SD
* * * * *
Letter to the editor,
Country of Origin Labeling
(COOL) provides valuable informa-
tion about the origin of the food we
purchase for our families. I am glad
that Senator Johnson and Senator
Thune, along with 29 United
States Senators, signed onto a bi-
partisan letter to USDA and the
US Trade Representative to keep
COOL requirements in place. Be-
cause Congress passed COOL, we
now have a legal right to know the
origin of our food. This makes good,
common sense. Unfortunately, the
World Trade Organization (WTO)
is trying to force the United States
to weaken our COOL law. Thanks
to Senator Johnson and Senator
Thune for reaching across the aisle
to defend COOL against the WTO's
/s/ Kenny Fox
Belvidere, S.D.
Letters to the Editor
The office of academic affairs at
Black Hills State University,
Spearfish, has released the univer-
sity’s dean’s list for the fall 2012 se-
mester. A total of 737 students
maintained a grade point average
of 3.5 or above while taking at least
12 credit hours to be named to the
list this semester.
Included on the BHSU dean’s list
Kianna Knutson, Philip
Colby Smith, Quinn.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 • The Pioneer Review •Page 3
Rural Livin’
View & download online
production sale books at:
Managing Drought Risk on
the Ranch Webinar Series
The first of a five-part webinar
series focusing on drought plan-
ning was held on Wednesday, Jan-
uary 30, at each of the South
Dakota Regional Extension Cen-
ters. The webinar series is being
presented in partnership with the
University of Nebraska, An inter-
ested group of just over 30 people,
mostly cattle producers, assembled
at the Winner Regional Extension
Center for the first session, which
served as the introduction, “Man-
aging Drought Risk on the Ranch:
The Planning Process”. This first
session set the stage by reviewing
the drought status and outlining
the benefit of setting critical dates
for making decisions based on cur-
rent conditions.
The webinar series will con-
tinue at 10:00 a.m. CST on Febru-
ary 27 covering “Avoiding Analysis
Paralysis: Monitoring and Setting
Critical Dates for Decision Making
during Drought” with presenters
including an NRCS Rangeland
Management Specialist and two
Kansas ranchers. Subsequent ses-
sions will be held March 27, April
24 and May 29, all at 10:00 am
CST and hosted at each of the
South Dakota Regional Extension
Centers at Aberdeen, Watertown,
Sioux Falls, Pierre, Mitchell, Win-
ner, Rapid City and Lemmon.
More information can be found at
the Managing Drought Risk on the
Ranch website, at http://drought.
Crop & Livestock Workshop
SDSU Extension will be holding
a Crop and Livestock Workshop at
the Jones County Courthouse in
Murdo, beginning at 1:00 pm, Fri-
day, March 1. Presenters will in-
clude Dwayne Beck, Manager of
the Dakota Lakes Research Farm,
Adele Harty, Extension Cow-Calf
Field Specialist, and Bob Fanning,
Extension Plant Pathology Field
Topics to be addressed include,
Assessing Your Winter Wheat
Stand, Fertilizing Grass and other
forage crops, The Benefits of Cover
Crops and Potential for Livestock
Forage, Meeting the Nutrition
Needs of the Cow Herd with Vari-
ous Forage Crops, Bale Grazing
and Swath Grazing.
Anyone interested is invited to
attend and refreshments will be
served. For more information, con-
tact Bob Fanning at 842-1267 or
Sunflower Hybrid Yield Trials
Several copies of the joint North
and South Dakota sunflower hy-
brid trials for 2012 were recently
shipped to the South Dakota Re-
gional Extension Centers. These
documents can extremely helpful
in evaluating the various hybrids
and making selections for planting
in 2013. Plant height, plant pop-
ulation, lodging, harvest moisture,
test weight, oil content, seed yield
are typical entries, with days to
flower and sunflower midge rat-
ings included for selected sites.
The South Dakota trial results can
also be accessed electronically at:
3026-2012.pdf. All of the SDSU
Crop Variety Trial results can be
accessed at: http://igrow.org/agron-
2/20: PAT, 1:00 p.m. MT, Wall
Community Center, Wall
2/27: Managing Drought Risk
on the Ranch Webinar, 10:00 a.m.,
SD Regional Extension Centers
3/1: Crop & Livestock Work-
shop, 1:00 p.m. CT, Jones County
Courthouse, Murdo
Extension News
by Bob Fanning
Field Specialist, Winner
Regional Extension Center
Yearling Hereford Bulls
Horned & Dehorned
“Buy them now & I will keep them ’til May 15th.”
Phone: (605) 837-2531
Buster Peterson • Kadoka, SD
Members of the
Haakon County
Farm Bureau Federation
are invited to attend the
Wednesday, February 13th
at The Steakhouse in Philip
5:30 p.m. sociaI, 6:15 p.m. meaI
with the meeting to foIIow
Farm Bureau State President Wayne Smith will be
speaking. There will be a Young Farmers & Ranchers
Update. Lowell Mesman from the state office will
given update on the EPA fuel tank containment rules.
There will be drawings for door prizes!
PIease RSVP by February 11th at the
Farm Bureau Insurance Office in PhiIip:
Phone: 859-2902 or at 110 S. Center Ave
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Annual Meeting
Thursday, February 21st
5:30 p.m.
Legion Hall in Philip
Please RSVP by calling 859-2501
Good morning from Kadoka.
What a difference a few days can
make. In our area, a predicted win-
ter storm came in Saturday night
with freezing rain after a full day
of fog. Interstate 90 was closed for
about 160 miles early in the day
Sunday and that was extended
east to the Minnesota border and
northward from Sioux Falls later
in the day. Many travelers may
scoff at the weather and proceed
on, ignoring the dire consequences
of being caught in a blizzard. This
time, winter was kind to all of us in
this area, only leaving a skiff of
snow and winds that carried that
about making visibility bad in the
open areas.
I’m reading the book “The Chil-
dren’s Blizzard” that occurred Jan-
uary 12, 1888, sweeping across the
Dakotas, Nebraska and Minnesota.
There were weather stations set up
that relayed weather information
by telegraph to towns, but it was
nearly impossible to get word to
settlers, nothing like the ability of
citizens to know instant weather in
today’s world. We grouse about a
missed forecast, but better to be
forewarned and prepared than to
be caught by a blizzard unpre-
Monday, Bill was still in the
Rochester hospital. The good
things was he was out of ICU and
in a room and able to have food and
limited water. I took friend Chris
Layfield from Columbus, Ga., and
we explored the town of Rochester.
There were many historical build-
ings and lots of wonderful older
structures. We had an enjoyable af-
ternoon, away from the hospital.
That evening, cousin Craig and Pat
Buswell from Hastings came and
visited Bill and me at the hospital,
then I was their supper guest.
Tony Harty was out and about
Monday, picking up his mail then
visited at the home of Shirley Hair.
Tuesday was another story, he was
not feeling the best so returned
home after getting the mail.
We got word that Kent and
Cindy O’Connell’s son, Michael,
had bowled a score of 880 in league
bowling, two 300 games and a 280
one. Wow, congratulations on that
score. He set records in the Min-
neapolis, Minn., bowling alley.
Robin Gittings, Kristie Eden,
Doug Zinnel and Natalie and
Kohen Gittings left Monday morn-
ing for Iowa. Kinsey Gittings took
his grandpa, George Gittings, to
Pierre for a doctor's appointment
Monday. George and Kinsey took a
bed to Jessica Gittings that
evening in Philip. Sandee Gittings
went to Ft. Pierre Monday after-
noon for three days of schooling for
her job. She returned home Thurs-
day afternoon.
Tuesday morning as I peeked out
of the window at my room in
Rochester, it was snowing and vis-
ibility was not good. It was a good
time to get the news done and not
get too excited to get out on the
streets. About 10:30 I showed up at
the hospital to find that Bill was
discharged! He got dressed and we
hustled over to the motel to gather
up everything and were on the road
toward Sioux Falls by noon. The
roads had improved, but snow
drifted across in different areas, so
it meant pay attention to driving.
We made Sioux Falls about 4:30
and settled in at granddaughter
Amanda and Adam Claflin’s for the
night. Amanda fixed supper and in-
vited grandson Eric Seager and
family for supper and visiting. The
kids are growing up fast.
Don and Vi Moody had corral re-
pairs to take care of earlier this
week with the help of Brian Koehn.
A partial windbreak was installed
to fill a gap in the south corral.
They were in Philip Tuesday on
Sympathy is extended to the
families of Bill Lee and Ida Hunt.
Kinsey Gittings left for Iowa
Tuesday. George Gittings was able
to work the sale in Philip.
Wednesday morning early, Bill
and I were on the road to home.
After settling in at home, greeting
the cat, working through the pile of
mail on the table, and making sev-
eral trips to an empty mailbox, I fi-
nally called the postmistress. She
was prepared, the mail carrier told
her we didn’t have any mail in case
we called to complain! It was good
to be home, we felt like “Dorothy”
from the “Wizard of Oz.” There’s no
place like home.
Wednesday, Ralph and Cathy
Fiedler took advantage of a beauti-
ful day and drove to Philip to see
Cathy’s mom, Katy Drageset. They
had lunch with her at the nursing
homes, did a couple of errands for
her, and stopped by the sale barn
café to visit with Diana and
Richard Stewart, stopping back at
the nursing home for one more
check on Katy before heading for
Don and Vi Moody left the ranch
late Wednesday evening headed to
their Rapid Valley place after hav-
ing lunch at the PLA café. They
kept appointments in Rapid Thurs-
day and enjoyed the nice weather
by taking a drive to Deadwood for
lunch and an early Mardi Gras cel-
ebration. They visited with Kathy
(Pearson) Willuweit and saw friend
Bruce Weber, who had lost his
wife, Bonnie, who was playing in a
tournament. The Webers were
neighbors in Rapid Valley for a
long time and knew Phil and Karen
Carley’s folks and many others in
the Valley. Bonnie used to drive
into Philip on business from Merri-
man, Neb., where they sold
haystack movers. Friday, they re-
turned home by way of Philip for
Don's physical at Philip Health
Services and everything checked
out in fine order. It was figured
that his dizziness wasn't the flu
shot after all, but possibly a bit of
interior ear infection, but all was
Wednesday was another nice day
with temperatures in the 50s. Tony
Harty picked up Shirley Hair and
took her to get the mail and visited.
Valentine’s Day is fast approach-
ing. The history of Valentine's Day
and the story of its patron saint is
shrouded in mystery. We do know
that February has long been cele-
brated as a month of romance, and
that St. Valentine's Day, as we
know it today, contains vestiges of
both Christian and ancient Roman
tradition. So it’s time to get those
cards in the mail, candy in hand or
whatever. It is quite an outstand-
ing day when kids enjoy the collec-
tion of cards from their friends and
classmates with a special box deco-
rated to receive those cards. This
holiday is celebrated February 14,
in the United States and many
countries and is a good time to
show friendship. Don and Vi
Moody celebrate their anniversary
that day.
Thursday, Tony Harty picked up
his and the Hair’s mail and deliv-
ered it to Shirley, who was a little
under the weather. Temperatures
were in the 50s again today.
Friday, Lee Vaughan surprised
us with a visit in the afternoon.
Phyllis Word and Tony Harty were
also visitors in the afternoon. An-
other nice warm day was enjoyed.
Friday after Cathy Fiedler got off
work she and Ralph went to
Spearfish to do some errands. They
stopped by the Don Klumb home to
drop off some treats for the girls for
Valentine’s Day. Caitlin and Tessa
both were resting because they
were not feeling well. Next, they
went out to the Eric Hanson home
to give Elsie and Loman their
Valentine treats and had a nice
visit with Eric and Sherry and also
saw Elsie’s science project she had
done. They stopped for some sup-
per before heading home.
Friday and Saturday, Tony
Harty took it pretty easy, going out
to eat and visited with Shirley Hair
to check on her condition Friday.
Saturday he talked with his niece,
Kathy Brown, who was at a
wrestling meet in Wall and he
called others to check on them as
well. He did go for groceries and
the mail and got things lined up in
case the weather report was accu-
Saturday morning, Lee Vaughan
came to our place and joined me for
a trip to Chamberlain to the South
Dakota Pilots Association meeting.
We picked up Myra Christensen at
the Vivian/Pierre exit on the way.
The up and coming commander for
Civil Air Patrol of the Pierre
squadron also joined us for dinner
and the meeting. It was foggy all
the way there and we encountered
freezing rain and fog on the way
home. Grandson Zack Seager
called and thought he may come for
a visit, but we encouraged him to
stay off the roads in case the
weather did turn vicious as pre-
dicted. Bill got cabin fever and
went to his “second home” the
Philip card room. Good therapy for
what ails you.
A huge blizzard hit the northeast
part of the United States again –
this time Connecticut really re-
ceived a bunch of snow. Vi Moody
called her friend, Nancy Gaylord,
Friday night when the storm al-
ready had been snowing heavily
and then Nancy returned the call
Sunday to say they had 40" at
Branford, Conn., near New Haven.
Stalled cars were being lifted off
the freeways with forklifts to clear
the roads for emergency personnel.
The Weather Channel really gave
coverage on this situation again
with lots of pictures.
Weather in the Sturgis area was
nice all week until Sunday when
wind, snow and blizzard conditions
came howling in. Only about four
inches of snow in Sturgis, but re-
ally hard to tell with it blowing
around all day.
When you get up to wind beating
at the walls you peek out the win-
dow oh so carefully to see what
happened while you were sleeping.
Only a light snow greeted us Sun-
day morning and it was swirling
around, trying to find a place to
settle. The freezing rain had accu-
mulated into black ice however, so
Interstate 90 was closed from Wall
to Chamberlain early in the morn-
ing, but only after a number of ve-
hicles were swished off the roads,
churches were cancelled and it was
a good day to stay home. We
learned that the emergency whis-
tles had sounded two times at least
during the night. Bill looked at me
and said we better get our ears
checked because we slept through
it all.
“We hear with our ears, but listen
with our eyes.” Daysies
Brian Koehn stopped by in the
afternoon with a project for me to
“Happiness is a thing to be prac-
ticed.” Daysies
Betwixt Places News
by Marsha Sumpter • 837-2048 • bilmar@gwtc.net
Hit & Miss
Thursday, February 14, 2013 • The Pioneer Review • Page 4
by Vivian Hansen • vivivi224@yahoo.com
or betty@pioneer-review.com
E-mail your change of address to:
or call 859-2516 two weeks in
advance of your moving date.
Elderly Meals
Thursday, Feb. 14: Happy
Valentine’s Day – Braised Pork,
Squash, Roasted Nantucket Veg-
gies, Garlic Bread, Strawberry
Friday, Feb. 15: Chicken Pic-
cata, Scalloped Potatoes, Roasted
Garden Veggies, Roll, Fruit.
Monday, Feb. 18: Cranberry
Glazed Ham, Butternut Squash,
Brunswick Veggies, Corn Muffin,
Mandarin Oranges.
Tuesday, Feb. 19: Chili or Wis-
consin Cheese Soup, Baked Pota-
toes, Cherries.
Wednesday, Feb. 20: Cookout
Day! Hot Dogs or Hamburgers, Po-
tato Salad, Baked Beans, Ice
February 2, Groundhog’s Day, it
was nice and sunny, so probably we
will have at least six weeks more of
winter. I don’t remember of a year
when we didn’t.
At Somerset Court, we had a
good time with Susan making St.
Valentine’s Day cards. Susan
brought lacy paper doilies and
hearts and we dreamed up some
pretty Valentines. The Valentine
bunch that I saw were Eileen, Mar-
jorie G., Agnes, Fred, Floy, Irene
Cox and Vivian. Susan took photos.
Susan set up a movie for us on
Saturday. The move was
“Christie,” based on a book by
Katherine Marshall. It is set in the
beautiful great Smokey Mountains.
There was this lovely young
teacher who did her best to help
the mostly miserable kids and fam-
ilies in her charge. I didn’t feel up
to such a big dose. I didn’t hear the
dialog well either.
When Carol and Al and I were at
Wall Drug Friday. We saw a Hus-
tead and a junior Hustead. They
admitted they were Husteads. We
had a fine lunch of hamburgers,
chili, cinnamon rolls and the fa-
mous five-cent Wall Drug coffee.
We had a good time people watch-
ing and asked about old acquain-
tances. Gretchen Rausch still
works there but was off on Friday.
Max and Nancy Hauk usually
come over every Sunday morning,
Lorna Moore, who lives down at
Quinn, drops in sometimes. We
asked about Dale Keyser and the
girl told us that he would be enter-
taining 50 people at Wall Drug on
Sunday, February 3, 2013, for his
94th birthday. Happy birthday,
Dale, old buddy! (We were in the
same Haakon County eighth grade
class in 1933.)
At Wall Drug, we met a delight-
ful artist, Mary Jo Van Dell, Still-
water, Minn. She gave us a card
and one can view some of her paint-
ings on her website.
We found a gorgeous book in the
Wall Drug Hole in the Wall book
store about Fairburn agates. We
saw small ice on the Cheyenne
River. We remembered to salute
Fuddy’s “prairie palm” at mile post
94 on Interstate 90.
Now that we have a new printer
in the Somerset Court computer
lab, I can be gabby again. I am so
happy to have the use of a new
printer. Thanks, Somerset Court.
New developments in the life of
concrete. It seems that in order to
use more environmentally correct
ways of grinding the ingredients of
the powder know as Portland con-
crete, the resulting product is not
as structurally strong as the pro-
duced by the old method. Why is is
called Portland concrete? Google it
up and find out.
We are glad that Somerset Court
resident, Ida Lutz, is having the
help of her friend, Yvonne, while
Bill Lutz is in the hospital.
Friday evening, Carol, Al and I
went over to my granddaughter,
Sheridan’s, house and she gave
Carol and me facials. Sheridan
made us a Mongolian dish called
buuz, pronounced boze. Buuz is a
nourishing whole meal in a dish.
Thanks, Sheridan. To prepare
buuz, you make a simple flour and
water dough and roll it out as for
noodles. Cut it into five inch
squares, put a spoonful of the ham-
burger, rice, shredded carrots and
onions if you like, on each square.
Fold the dough over and press to-
gether the edges, making many
small bags. Steam this mixture in
a meat broth. Some people may eat
several. Tiger told me the names of
some cartoon characters. I didn’t
know that the big guy is Pete, the
witchy mouse is Minnie, and Daisy
mouse has the pink hat. Of course
there is Goofy, who seems to be a
My niece’s daughter, Kay John-
son Werner, Barrington, Ill., sent a
2013 Johnson family calendar.
Thank you. It is great to see all my
good-looking relatives and have
their updated addresses and
February 3, 2013, at Somerset
Court, we had church with Steve,
Terry, Addie and Jack. Thanks,
folks. Some of the songs we sang
were “There Shall Be Showers of
Blessing,” “We Shall Gather at the
River,” and “My Redeemer.” Those
who attended were Irene McK-
night, Marilyn Butts, Lucille
Huether, Don Stensgaard, Charlie
Hathaway, Connie Stevens, and
her daughter, Teri, Irma, Lois
Schulz, Eileen, Jim Holmes,
Shirley Hodgson, Annetta, Helen
Amundson, and Vivian.
The Rapid City Journal for Feb-
ruary 2, 2013, had a column by
Reb. Lin Jennewein. It seems that
a group of students were asked to
name the seven wonders of the
world. You probably have seen a
list including the Great Wall of
China, the Pyramids of Egypt, the
Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon, the
Panama Canal, the Empire State
Building, and St. Peter’s Basilica.
There was this one girl, who said
she was having a problem narrow-
ing down the list. She read off her
list. “I think the seven wonders of
the world are 1) to touch 2) to taste
3) to see 4) to hear 5) to feel 6) to
laugh 7) to love.” Rev. Jennison
said she hadn’t thought of the story
for 10 years or so. She said she
would put love even if you can’t see
or hear. I would add my own list: a
leaf, a feather, a snowflake, a
honey bee, an agate.
In the February 3, 2013 Rapid
City Journal, the Rapid City li-
brary mentions a new sort of game
called “blackout poetry.” You take
a magazine story or some sort of
printed story and cross out words,
leaving only a poem.
Sunday, February 3, 2013, at
Somerset Court we had a Super
Bowl party. On third floor in the
pool room and in the hospitality
area, there were TVs with the foot-
ball game on and a good selection
of snacks. There was a good
turnout. Thanks, Somerset Court
and our activity directors.
Monday, February 4, at Somer-
set Court, we had the activity of
crafts with Amy. Sandy and Shawn
were there to help too. Residents
who attended were Fred Smith,
Mildred Young and her helper,
Kay, Floy, Addie, Irene Cox, Irene
McKnight, Mary Lou, Eileen, Mar-
cella, Eleanor, Marilyn B. and Vi-
vian. We had pretty houses to dec-
orate with stick-on hearts and
things in the St. Valentine motif.
We also had scratch-offs that
turned out to be a picture of a box
of chocolates. The back side said,
“sweets for my sweet.” We also re-
ceived a nice big envelope to send
out Valentines in. Thank you for an
entertaining activity.
At 2:00 p.m. at Somerset Court,
we had the movie of “Open Road.”
I couldn’t hear the dialog, so I left.
We had a little whist with Irene A.,
Irene C., Ina Oerlline, Marcella
and Vivian playing. Mary Lou and
Floy played rummi-cube.
In the mail, I had a nice note
from Darlene Baye. Thanks, Dar-
lene. I also got a bill from the
garbage service and it has gone up.
Somerset Court resident, John
Buurma, passed away on February
2. My sympathy to family and
friends. A group of Somerset Court
residents walked over to the fu-
neral home, just across the street,
for a visitation Monday evening.
On the USA Today’s best selling
book list for January 2013, we find
1) “Safe Haven” by Nicholas
Sparks, 2) “Private Berlin” by
James Patterson and Mark Sulli-
van, 3) “Gone Girl” by Gillian
Flynn, 4) “Proof of Heaven” by
Elben Alexander and 5) “Suspect”
by Robert Crais. These are not nec-
essarily the books you would
Somerset Court resident Jane
Bunch was joined by her sister
Dorothy Busfield, (known as Dot)
who has come to be a Somerset
Court resident. Jane’s daughter,
Donna, and her husband, Thomas
McQuade, are helping her move in.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at
Somerset Court, we had some good
oven baked chicken legs and wings.
We had the usual bingo and snack
and chat.
Vivian Hansen, Somerset Court
resident, had company, her great-
granddaughter, Melissa Snively,
and great-great-granddaughter,
Teagan, age two, Gillette, Wyo.
Melissa got a ride to Rapid City
with her co-worker, Janet Buch-
man, and her little girl. We walked
laps up on third floor and Teagan
pushed the dolly around one lap in
the dolly buggy. Teagan rode the
rocking horse in Grandma’s Attic
and played with other toys and
dolls. Teagan played ball and col-
ored with crayons. We went over to
Eileen Tenold’s and took a photo of
Eileen’s pretty St. Valentine’s dec-
I failed to collect any news, so I
will include some Grindstone News
by Joy Keve Hauk from January
16, 1936. “Eides and Buls were
among those who gave very nice
parties during vacation for the
young people home for the holi-
days. – Palmers, Ed Knutson, Ed
Slovek and Hauks put up ice from
the Percy dam the last of the
week. – Ice is a foot thick and of
fine quality. At least eight families
will put up ice soon in this vicinity.
Indications are that a 10 mile
square around Grindstone will con-
tain 160 tons of ice this summer.
Not much like a few years ago
when there was no ice between
Reynicks and Matt Smiths. –
Ladies Aid met with Mrs. Eggen
Thursday. The hostess served a
fine dinner, after which the usual
business meeting was held. Group
singing under the leadership of
Mrs. Sammons was a pleasant fea-
ture of the afternoon. – A big crowd
was at Kiel’s dam Sunday after-
noon. Many were spectators, but
there were lots of skaters to furnish
fun for themselves and the onlook-
ers. Hump and Hank had them-
selves a fine time, but so did Duck,
Westbrook, Rick, the Kiels, Percys,
Deans, Hauks, and others. They
played tag, tried figure skating and
fell down plenty.
At resident’s council we were re-
minded of several things to do. Be
sure your Social Security checks go
directly to the bank. (If yours is not
going to the bank, have it changed.)
February 17, new carpet will be
laid in the Somerset Court dining
room. Our tables will be found in
the activity garden, the front lobby,
and maybe some on second floor.
You need to find your name. The
menu will be abbreviated, and we
will use paper plates.
Shawn reviewed some of the
highlights which are on the Febru-
ary schedule. There was spring
cleaning where you put the stuff
you didn’t want outside your door.
There is quilting, Mardi Gras
party, St. Valentine’s Day dinner,
wheel of fortune, playdough sculp-
turing with Susan, bingo with the
Boys Club, donut shop trip, blue
jean day, bean bag toss, and birth-
day bash.
Somerset Court is well known for
its excellent medication adminis-
tration program. Assistance with
medications is one of the main rea-
sons for seeking an assisted living
Somerset Court residents are re-
quested to weigh on the scale in the
nurse’s station to have their weight
Fred and Anne have had rides in
the new evacuation chairs and both
reported that it is a very good expe-
The activity garden was busy
Wednesday afternoon. There were
tables of whist, rummi-cube, and
quiddler. Sandy, Marge Self, Mari-
lyn Butts, and Vivian Hansen
played a pleasant game of pool.
Gem Theatre
859-2000 • Philip
February 15-16-17-18:
Guilt Trip(PG-13)
Fri: 8:00 p.m. Sat: 8:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:30 p.m. Mon: 7:00 p.m.
February 22-23-24-25:
Lincoln (PG-13)
March 1-2-3-4:
Warm Bodies (PG-13)
March 8-9-10-11:
Identity Thief (R)
Sunday morning folks woke up
to a covering of snow. As the day
progressed the wind became
stronger which rearranged the
snow along with the dust. It wasn't
very pretty. The official amount of
snow was three inches with .17” of
moisture. Our church was can-
celled that morning.
Pat Hanrahan spent last week
with her parents, Harold and Mil-
dred Johnson, Burke. During that
time, her dad was in the Sioux
Falls hospital and the hospital in
Burke. He is feeling better now and
is home.
A week ago Monday, Donnie
and Bobette Schofield were in Win-
ner for the funeral of 69-year-old
Stanley Whiting. His wife is Alli-
son Kocer, daughter of Frank and
Barbara Kocer, formerly of Philip.
Bobette and Barbara are cousins.
Jeff and Crystal Schofield and
Chase visited with Donnie and Bo-
bette Schofield Saturday afternoon
and enjoyed some games of
Karen Carley hosted the Febru-
ary meeting of the Community
Club Thursday night. Attending
were Gayla Piroutek, Linda Gebes,
Donna Staben, Tina Staben, Mar-
cia Eymer and Janice Parsons.
Donna accepted the position of
president while Marcia and Tina
will remain as treasurer and secre-
Gayla Piroutek returned to
Milesville after her 10-day visit to
both daughters and their families.
It was snowy in St. Louis and in
Michigan. Dan and Gayla headed
to White Lake and Madison for bull
sales last weekend.
Bill and Karyl Sandal were in
Wall last Friday for grandson,
Mason's basketball game. Later,
they were supper guests at
Theodore and Laura Kjerstad's.
Matt and Anita Sandal and family
were also guests to celebrate Ridge
Sandal's 18th birthday. Saturday,
Bill attended the wrestling tourna-
ment in Wall.
Sarah Parsons hosted a slumber
party last Friday and Saturday to
celebrate her 11th birthday which
was in January. Helping her cele-
brate were Autumn and Kamri
Parsons, Anna Piroutek, Taylor
Hanson and Carlee Fitzgerald.
The Trevor Fitch family went to
Sturgis Saturday for an AAU
wrestling tournament. Keagan and
Colby both placed first and Jensen
wrestled but he didn't place. They
also got to see their niece, Kiley
Sieler, Gillette, Wyo., who was
playing in a basketball tourna-
Courtney Gebes, Sturgis, spent
the weekend with her parents,
Mike and Linda Gebes.
Thursday, Lana Elshere joined
seven of her girlfriends in Philip for
supper and lots of visiting.
Marsha Sumpter, I like to hear
how Bill is doing so thanks for
keeping us updated on his condi-
tion. He has had quite a struggle
with his health issues. We hope
you will both be home soon!
This was a slow week for most
of us. I guess we stayed inside
keeping warm. Happy Valentine’s
Milesville News
by Janice Parsons • 544-3315
Come help the children of
Lee Neville
surprise him with a 60th birthday party!
He loves playing cards and games and visiting, so
bring your favorite game along and join us.
Your presence is the only gift needed!
Saturday, February 23rd • 2:00 p.m.
Bad River Senior Citizen’s Center • Philip
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Philip – 859-2664 – sacred@gwtc.net
Fr. Kevin Achbach
Saturdays: Confession from 3 to 4 p.m.
Saturday Mass: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. (August)
Tues-Wed-Fri. Mass: 8:30 a.m.
Thurs. Mass: 10:30 a.m. at Philip Nursing Home
* * * * * *
Midland – 859-2664 or 843-2544
Fr. Kevin Achbach
Saturday Mass: 7:00 p.m. (Feb., April, June, Aug.,
Oct., Dec.)
Sun day Mass: 11:00 a.m. (Jan., Mar., May, July,
Sept., Nov.)
Confession: Before Mass
* * * * * *
Milesville – 859-2664
Fr. Kevin Achbach
Sunday Mass: 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Mass: 7:30 a.m. (August)
Saturday Mass: 7:30 p.m.
Confession: Before Mass
Monday Release Time: 2:15 p.m.
* * * * * *
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
859-2336 • Philip
E-MAIL: prfrezil@gmail.com
1st Sunday: Coffee & Rolls after worship
First Lutheran Ladies Bible study.
There are two Bible study groups: each meeting
monthly. One meets on the second Tuesday at
12:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church and the other
meets on the second Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at
the Senechal Apts. lobby.
* * * * * * *
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.)
* * * * * *
Moenville – 843-2538
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
1:30 p.m. (CT)
ALCW: 3rd Thursday, 1:30 p.m.
* * * * * *
Long Valley
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
* * * * * *
Every Sunday in July
Services at 10:00 a.m.
followed by potluck dinner
Pastor Art Weitschat
Kadoka – 837-2390
* * * * * *
(605) 669-2406 • Murdo
Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship Services:
1:00 p.m.
* * * * * *
Pastor Andy Blye
843-2143 •
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service: 10:30
Bible Study: Wed. at 7:30
Women’s Ministries: 2nd
Thurs., 1:30
10 miles SE of Midland
Pastor Glenn Denke • 462-
Sunday Worship: 10:00
a.m. (CT)
Sunday School: 11:00 a.m.
* * * * * *
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 –
Evang. Ladies Service/Bible Study - 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Prayer & Bible Study: 7 p.m.
Everyone Welcome!!
* * * * * *
Pastor Gary Wahl – Philip
859-2841 • garyaw@aol.com
Worship Service: 9:00 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.
* * * * * *
Pastor Kathy Chesney • 859-2310
Home: 859-2192 • E-mail: chez@gwtc.net
Sunday Worship: 9:00 a.m.
1st Wednesday Every Month:
Contemporary Worship, 7:00 p.m.
UCW meets 2nd Friday at 9:30 a.m.
* * * * * *
Pastor Kathy Chesney • 859-2310
E-mail: chez@gwtc.net
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
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Ida Hunt_____________________________________
Ida G. Hunt, age 90, of Midland,
S.D., died Tuesday, February 5,
2013, at the Philip Nursing Home.
Ida Gertrude Fosheim was the
youngest child born to Thor and
Gjertina Fosheim on the farm near
the Deep Creek Church in Haakon
County. Anna “Grandma”
Nesheim, a close neighbor, served
as the midwife. Born on June 10,
1922, Ida remained at home and
attended all her grade school years
at the Stone Butte School. Starting
school was difficult as only Norwe-
gian was spoken at home. She was
confirmed in 1936 by Rev. O.H.
Olson at the Deep Creek Church.
Ida was a life-long member of the
Deep Creek and Midland
Lutheran Churches.
Ida graduated from the eighth
grade, receiving top honors. She
went to high school in Midland
where she worked for room and
board staying with the Pete El-
rods, Rev. O.H. Olson, and her sen-
ior year with her sister, Mrs.
Emma Root. Ida was chosen as
Carnival Queen during her junior
year, and was valedictorian of her
senior class.
Following graduation from high
school, Ida was married to Lyle
Hunt at Butte, Neb., on September
4, 1940. To this union 10 boys and
eight girls were
born. They lived in
Midland until Roy
was born, then
moved to Philip
where Lyle worked
with the WPA for
three months. In
the spring of 1947,
they purchased the
A.C. Behl Hard-
ware & Grocery
business which be-
came known as
Hunt’s Hardware.
Lyle sold the gro-
cery line in 1950
and the hardware
business in 1956,
taking up carpen-
ter work.
Ida was the Mid-
land News corre-
spondent for the
Pioneer Review
and the Pierre
Capital Journal for
the years 1967 to
2002, and also
served as the Mid-
land Lutheran Church secretary
doing the newsletter and bulletins.
She belonged to Rebecca Circle,
New Century Club, PTA, Senior
Citizens Center, and the See & Do
Club. A special highlight of Ida’s
life was when she won a trip to
Nashville, taking her first airplane
Survivors include nine sons, Roy
Hunt and his wife, Carol, of Mid-
land, Ted Hunt and his wife, Dena,
of Rapid City, Jerry Hunt of Mid-
land, Keith Hunt of Midland,
Terry Hunt of Watertown, Gordon
Hunt and his wife, Cheryl, of Bat-
tle Mountain, Nev., Jeff (Liz) Hunt
of Battle Mountain, Barry Hunt of
Battle Mountain, and Ron (Laura)
Hunt of Riverside, Calif.; eight
daughters Christine Niedan of
Midland, Teresa Palmer of Murdo,
Peggy Johnson and her husband,
Roger, of Pierre, Penny Schafer of
Pierre, Shari Estep and her hus-
band, Pete, of Austin, Texas, Jan-
ice Tolton and her husband, Jim,
of Midland, Lisa Hackerott and
her husband, Brian, of Smith Cen-
ter, Kan., and Michelle Meinzer
and her husband, Cameron, of
Midland; a special sister-in-law,
Anna Dick and her husband, Mar-
tin, of Rapid City; 19 grandchil-
dren Derek (Erin) Hunt, Nicole
(Ryan) Thorburn, Erik Hunt, Car-
rie Hunt (Ryan Raley), Tiffany
(Dave) Ghering, Randi Hunt (Mike
Schwartz), Marcie (Patrick)
Richards, Laurie Johnson (Hol-
land Toles), Leesa Johnson, Chad
Johnson, Jordan Tolton, Jenna
Tolton (Oscar Gonzales), Jamie
(Sarah) Estep, Logan Estep, Evan
Estep, Courtney (Cody) McFar-
land, Deidra Hackerott, Blake
Hackerott, and Stuart Hackerott;
14 great-grandchildren Lauren
Hunt, Madie, Gabby and Peyton
Thorburn, Christopher Hunt,
Maddie Raley, Noah, Emma, and
Eli Ghering, Easton Schwartz,
Landon Johnson-Toles, Jessica
Tolton, Keenan Gonzales, and
Kylie Estep; several nieces and
nephews; and a host of other rela-
tives and friends.
Ida was preceded in death by
her husband, Lyle Warren Hunt,
on August 17, 1986; a son, Freder-
ick Hunt, on January 24, 2007; a
great-granddaughter, Alexis;
seven sisters, Esther Schanzen-
bach, Anna Walker, Emma Root,
Olga Meyers, Minnie Fosheim,
Clara Roseth and Till Mulcahy;
one brother, Pete Fosheim; two
siblings in infancy, Margaret and
George; and two sons-in-law, Curt
Niedan and Marvin Palmer.
Services were held Monday,
February 11, at the Trinity
Lutheran Church in Midland, with
Pastor Frezil Westerlund officiat-
Music was provided by Marilyn
Millage, pianist, and Kim Kan-
able, vocalist.
Ushers were Reuben Vollmer,
Jr. and Tom Parquet.
Pallbearers were Derek, Erik,
Carrie and Randi Hunt, Nicole
Thorburn, Tiffany Ghering, Marcie
Richards, Laurie, Leesa and Chad
Johnson, Jordan and Jenna
Tolton, Jamie, Logan and Evan
Estep, Courtney McFarland and
Deidra, Blake and Stuart
Honorary pallbearers were Lau-
ren and Christopher Hunt, Madie,
Gabby and Peyton Thorburn, Mad-
die Raley, Noah, Emma and Eli
Gehring, Easton Schwartz, Lan-
don Johnson-Toles, Jessica Tolton,
Keenan Gonzales and Kylie Estep.
Interment was at the Midland
Her online guestbook is avail-
able at www.rushfuneralhome.
Norma J. Kinsley_______________________________
Norma Jeane Kinsley, age 91, of
Murdo, S.D., passed away Mon-
day, February 4, 2013, at the
Philip Nursing Home.
Norma Jeane Ernst was born
August 5, 1921, at her parents’
farm south of Draper, the daugh-
ter of Adolph and Florence (Cahill)
Ernst. She attended Dunkel grade
school and, as was common then,
she skipped one of the lower
grades. She graduated from
Draper High School in 1938. She
then attended St. John’s McNa-
mara School of Nursing in Rapid
City and became a registered
nurse. Part of her training was in
Milwaukee, Wis.
After working a short time at
the Murdo Hospital, she married
the love of her life, Densel “Fat”
Kinsley on June 25, 1943, an an-
niversary date they shared with
her parents and Kip and Jean.
They were loving partners for 52
years until his death on July 10,
Norma was a devoted wife,
mother and grandmother. She
loved being a farm wife, spending
countless hours tending her gar-
den, raising chickens, canning,
freezing and making truly old-
fashioned home cooked meals. The
coffee pot was always on, ready for
a drop-in visitor and would gener-
ally be accompanied by a piece of
pie, cake, cookies or a cinnamon
roll. She always impressed on her
children and grandchildren the
importance of getting an education
and was so very proud of each and
every one of them.
In her empty nest years she was
able to accompany Fat on some
REA trips, bus tours and visits to
kids and grandkids. She also had
time for her quilting and embroi-
dery. Each grandchild was blessed
with a quilt at their high school
graduation. She made many,
many quilts, laprobes, baby quilts,
dish towels, and wall hangings.
She was baptized and confirmed
in the Missouri Synod Lutheran
Church and was a lifelong devout
member and was active in the
Mary and Martha Society. She
also took part in 4-H, Bible study
and choir.
She was blessed throughout her
life with many wonderful relation-
ships – three of the most special
being her Aunt Maude and her
friends, Delphine Kruse and Mar-
garet Rankin. Norma and Mar-
garet were loyal volunteers at Hos-
pice Thrift Store.
Thanks to the devoted care of
her family, she was able to stay in
her own home until November of
2011 when she moved into the
Philip Nursing Home.
Survivors include three sons,
Clifford Kinsley and his wife, Jean,
Michael Kinsley and Marty Kins-
ley and his wife, Angie, of Murdo;
two daughters, Karen Tedrow and
her husband, Ronald, of Pierre,
and Donna Beckerleg and her hus-
band, Gary of Walker, Minn.; 12
grandchildren; 23 great-grandchil-
dren; two great-great-grandchil-
dren; one sister, Gen Liffengren of
Murdo; two sisters-in-law, Martha
Kinsley of Murdo and Joyce Ernst
of Pierre; her godsons, Lindsay Lif-
fengren and Corey Peters; and a
host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband,
Norma was preceded in death by a
granddaughter, Kristina Mueller;
a great-grandson, Luke Densel
Hansen; one brother, Wilmar
Ernst; four brothers-in-law, Ken-
neth Kinsley, Darrel Kinsley, Emil
Finck and Luverne Liffengren; two
sisters-in-law, Lucile Finck and
Mabel Kinsley; a nephew, Gerald
Kinsley; and a niece, Janet De-
Services were held Saturday,
February 9, at the Messiah
Lutheran Church in Murdo, with
Pastor Ray Greenseth officiating.
Music was provided by Karen
Royer, pianist, and Tara Kinsley
and Michael Oberlander, vocalists.
Ushers were Lawrence Roghair,
Bob Totton, Alex Freier, Lindsay
Liffengren and Corey Peters. Reg-
ister book attendants were Margie
Peters and Jackie Fosheim.
Pallbearers were Jim, Tim,
Kelly and Anthony Kinsley, Todd
Tedrow and Richard Carrillo. Hon-
orary pallbearers were Michele
Loesche, Barb Hansen, Angela
Oberlander, Heidi Bouma, Pam
Strain and Cassie Lewis.
Interment was at the Murdo
The family prefers memorials to
the Alzheimer’s Society, Messiah
Lutheran Church of Murdo, Coun-
tryside Hospice, or the Weber Van.
Arrangements were with the
Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is avail-
able at www.rushfuneralhome.
William “Bill” Robert Lee_________________________
“Loving husband and father,
a true American”
William “Bill” Robert Lee, 81
years young, of Springdale, Ark.,
formerly of Midland, S.D., suc-
cumbed to heart failure at the VA
Medical Center’s Palliative Care
facility in Fayetteville, Ark., at
6:55 p.m. on February 5, 2013.
Bill was born in Midland to
William and Electa Pearl (John-
son) Lee on May 5, 1931, and
raised on his dad's homestead,
Golden Willow Ranch, north of Ot-
tumwa. He was educated at the
Mattison County School where he
graduated the eighth grade. Bill
finished his schooling by GED
while in the military.
Before joining the Army, Bill
was the 4-H leader for the Prairie
Rangers and served with Helen
Heeb and Walt Sandal. He won
the Congress Award and was given
a trip to Chicago. He was all pre-
pared to enter the service of the
Army and actually postponed it so
he could make that trip!
It was during a 4-H camp trip
that he first met Connie Carr, who
was only about 11 years old at the
time, and it was not love at first
sight. Bill was Camp King that
year and since he was 17 years old
there was no romance in the air for
the two of them. But “meant to be”
has a way of making things hap-
Bill joined the Army in January
of 1953 and was stationed at Camp
Roberts in Petaluma, Calif. He
served during the Korean War. He
was a sharpshooter with the M1
rifle and was a squad leader for a
medic unit. Bill was a member of a
top secret team in the ASA (Army
Security Agency). Unbeknownst to
his family, Bill was out of the coun-
try many times, behind enemy
lines, helping to get wounded sol-
diers to safety. He was honorably
discharged in June 1959. It was
after Bill returned home from the
service that he and Connie met
again and the sparks quickly flew.
They were married August 6,
1960, in Philip at the Methodist
A blessed couple, they had a full
life in their loving marriage of 52
years. They had three children to-
gether. Bill loved to go on family
hunting and fishing trips. Many
times, at the beginning of the
hunting season, he would let his
kids follow him as he was “track-
ing a deer.” Now, any hunter
knows the deer wouldn't be caught
within hearing distance of three
kids. Bill would take them “care-
fully” and “quietly,” walking
through the creek beds or wher-
ever they happened to be.
Bill is remembered as a strong,
yet compassionate man. He loved
to work with his hands and loved
remodeling houses. Most of their
homes while growing up had some
part of the house in a remodeling
project. Many times Connie won-
dered if she would ever be rid of all
the sawdust. Bill loved rock hunt-
ing. Many a vacation was spent
out in the middle of nowhere look-
ing for agates, geodes, and what-
ever rock could be polished. He
had a tumbler which he used to get
them polished, but somehow he
never got around to making the
jewelry he intended to create.
There was always a box of “beauti-
fully polished” rocks somewhere in
the garage or his shop, waiting to
be turned into a treasure. But the
real treasure was Bill.
Bill had a love for gardening, es-
pecially flowers. In the spring, peo-
ple would slowly drive past wher-
ever they lived to admire his flow-
ers. He battled many a pesky go-
pher, even naming a few, all the
while trying to find ways to pre-
vent them from destroying his
beautifying projects. Bill loved
woodworking and building things
with his hands. He could be found
in his shop working with his jig-
saw building something, and all
his kids have jigsaw puzzles that
he created for them as Christmas
gifts one year. Bill had a gentle
spirit, filled with love and he was
loved mightily in response by all
who knew him.
He also loved to play cards. He
and Connie found some wonderful
neighbors who also loved to play
cards. They spent many evenings
playing Joker, Whist, Pinochle and
a number of other card games.
And just when you thought
there couldn’t possibly be any
more to Bill Lee – husband, father,
brother, son, patriot, woodworker,
amateur horticulturist, hunter,
fisherman, and loyal friend to
many – not done yet! Bill was an
IFR-rated pilot who owned two
planes – a Piper Cub and a Cessna
Sky Master. And, of course, he
taught his boys to fly. His son,
Todd, recalls a very important les-
son. It seems Todd was having a
bit of trouble picking up the details
his dad was trying to give him. Fi-
nally, Bill said to his son “Let’s
start simple. When you push this
forward, the cows get bigger.
When you pull it back, the cows
get smaller.” Well, that made it all
come together for Todd and, once
again, dad was king.
Even though that’s a pretty ful-
filling life, Bill kept busy with
work and his affiliations as well!
He and his nephew, Walter “Ju-
nior” Van Tassel, became partners
on the Golden Willow Ranch and
raised their families together. In
1963 Golden Willow Seeds was
started, so along with the ranch
that raised registered Black Angus
cattle and farming, the seed busi-
ness included certified seeds and
custom grain cleaning. Bill was as
passionate about his work as he
was about his family. He used
Conklin products in his farming
activities on the ranch. He was
sold on the products so he started
selling them to his friends and
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Midland News
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The weather forecast was for
lots of snow across the state of
South Dakota this past weekend.
Some places got that predicted
snow. As, for our area, the snow
was much less then was predicted.
We did get some snow, and it was
a wet snow, and on Sunday the
wind whopped it up pretty good. In-
terstate 90 was closed from Wall to
Sioux Falls, and was still closed
this Monday morning. There were
many school cancellations. Hunt
family members flew into Rapid
City, only to be stranded, due to
road closings. Some came from
Wyoming, making it to Rapid City,
same story, I-90 closed to Sioux
Falls. But, they found an alternate
route so made it to Midland. The
sun is shining this Monday after-
noon. Relatives from the eastern
part of the state were unable to
make it to the funeral service for
Ida Hunt, Monday afternoon, due
to the heavy snowfall, where they
live. My brother, Phil Meyers,
Pierre, shared memories of Ida and
the Hunt family at the funeral
Family got word that Ida (Fos-
heim) Hunt passed away Tuesday
evening, February 5, 2013. Her
parents, Thor and Gjertina Fos-
heim, came from Norway with two
small children, Pete and Esther, to
a land they did not know, with a
language they did not speak. They
eventually wound up in the
Moenville/Deep Creek area where
they raised their family. Eleven
children were born to Thor and
Gjertina, nine girls and two boys,
Margaret and George, died in in-
fancy. Ida was the youngest, and
the last of her siblings to pass
away. With Ida passing away, a
person feels a bit nostalgic, as all of
the aunts, an uncle, and their
spouses are now but a memory.
Pete Fosheim was the lone boy in
the family, growing up with a
bunch of girls. When I look back on
the legacy of our grandparents, I
can’t help but think, just how
blessed all of us cousins are to have
been a part of such a legacy. The
Deep Creek community will always
be a special part of that legacy.
And, the Deep Creek Church,
which grandpa and other pioneers
in the area helped build, still
stands on that hill, and the ceme-
tery nearby is a story in itself, as
the many headstones tell of family
members buried there.
Don Sandal, Pierre, whose par-
ents Art and Mildred Sandal were
a big part of the Deep Creek com-
munity, was at Ida’s funeral serv-
ice. We got to visiting about family
and Deep Creek. When Pastor O.H.
Olson and his wife, Ingeborg, lived
in the Lutheran parsonage here in
Midland, while serving as pastor, a
part of that parsonage became used
for delivering babies. Don was the
first baby born there. Ida was stay-
ing with the Olsons at that time,
working for her room and board,
while going to high school in Mid-
land. She was the age of 16 when
Don was born. I do enjoy those fam-
ily history stories.
As many of you remember, Ida
wrote the Midland News for the Pi-
oneer Review newspaper of Philip,
for many, many years. Monday was
the day for collecting and writing
up that news. It still is. So, having
gone to the funeral, visiting with
family there, I am now at home
writing up the Midland News col-
umn for this week. Ida got to the
point she no longer felt up to doing
the news and so talked me into tak-
ing it over. At the beginning, I re-
member going up to Ida’s after
writing it up, getting her opinion.
Her comment would sometimes be,
“Getting kind of wordy.” As I con-
tinued to write and she would look
it over, it was high praise when she
told me, “You are getting better,
not so wordy.” By wordy, it meant
I was using too many words in de-
scribing a certain something. Be-
cause of Ida, each week I continue
to work at getting down what I
want to say without getting
“wordy.” She was a big help, mak-
ing me aware of a certain way to
write. We wish to express our sym-
pathy to Ida’s family on the loss of
their mom, grandmother, and
Reminder: Trinity Lutheran
Church in Midland will once again
be doing their Lenten suppers from
5:00 – 6:30, with Lenten services
beginning at 7:00. February 20 –
Tacos; March 6 – pancake and waf-
fles; March 20 – baked potato bar.
March 17 they will have a Seder
meal during Lenten services. So,
come and enjoy a good meal. You
won’t be sorry you did.
Trinity Lutheran Church ladies
entertained at the Philip Nursing
Home Friday, February 8, with
Scotti Block playing songs on the
piano and valentines, made by the
Sunday school kids, passed out to
the residents.
Thursday, February 7, Jerry
and Joy Jones and their son-in-law,
Mike Trapp, headed for Pierre for
the National Honor Society cere-
mony of which Mike’s son, and
Jerry and Joy’s grandson,
Chauncey Trapp, was one of the in-
ductees. He is a junior at T.F. Riggs
High School. Mike and Debbie’s
kids go to school in Pierre. Debbie
and the kids stay in Pierre during
the week. There was a nice recep-
tion following the ceremony at the
Riggs complex. Joy reports Lee and
Mary Briggs granddaughter, Cat-
tibrie Riggle, was also one of the in-
ductees. Congratulations to
Chauncey and Cattibrie.
Ronnie and Emily Sammons
went to the home of their daughter,
Corinne, and her husband, Mitch
Norman. Others there were
Corinne and Mitch’s son, Ty and
Tara Norman and Hayden. Mitch
was the cook for a birthday party
for Corinne. Happy birthday,
Emily Sammons and Judy Daly
were guests of Judy’s mom, Marie
Anderson, of the Silverleaf at a
great place to eat in Philip.
Family got together to celebrate
Arline Petoske’s 90th birthday
with a supper and birthday cake at
The Steakhouse in Philip. Three of
her kids and spouses were there:
Jim and Barb Petoske, Barb and
Morrie Jones and Jody and Gary
Block, along with four of her grand-
children and their families. It was
on a week night so those from a dis-
tance couldn’t be there. Arline has
been enjoying the many birthday
cards she’s been getting in the
mail. Making it extra nice was her
granddaughter, Lori Petoske, who
lives in Massachusetts, was home,
so was there. Barb Petoske’s folks,
Bob and Ardis McCormick,
Kadoka, were also there, having a
chance to see their granddaughter,
Lori, as well.
The other night, Jerry and I
were enjoying polka music on the
Molly B Polka Party TV Show.
Love that polka music. It brought
back memories of the kids bringing
home friends from college, telling
them if I began to dance around in
the kitchen when making a meal,
not to worry, I was a-okay, just en-
joying that polka music. Brought
back memories of a certain Valen-
tine’s Day ball held in Midland. It
was the year 1960, our senior class
year, and the first dance of this sort
held in the Midland Legion Hall.
There were judges, choosing the
sweetheart of the ball, who wound
up being a classmate of ours, Mary
Lou (Foster) Wallner. Mary Lou
loved to dance. I was visiting with
Mary Lou about that last night.
Laughing, she said she remembers
that night well, and said she was
given a Barbie type doll in a heart
shaped box and still has it to this
day. Good memories.
Jerry remembers Henry and
Dena Martin having dances in
their home when he was growing
up. He said Henry played the fiddle
and he thought a Crawford played
an instrument as well. So, I called
Mickey (Martin) Woitte to get more
of the story. She said her dad,
Henry, did play the fiddle. Bill
Crawford played the piano. Bob
Crawford played the banjo, and
when her brother, Herb, was home
he played the guitar. She remem-
bers everyone having a good time.
A time of dancing, having lunch,
and just enjoying being together.
We both agreed folks today have
missed out on that good old-fash-
ioned fun with those local bands. It
seems we are too busy being in a
hurry to get somewhere. Mom used
to tell of her and her sisters going
to barn dances and how much fun
it was. Folks used to go to each
other’s homes to play cards, too.
Ivan Schanzenbach remembers
playing cards in the Little Eagle
School, not far from where he lives,
at the Kirley Hall, and the base-
ment of the old bank building in
Midland. He had to chuckle as he
told of the air getting pretty thick
in the basement of that bank build-
ing, as some folks smoked cigars.
Guess I’m getting a bit nostalgic.
Does that mean I’m getting old? I
don’t think so; I think it has some-
thing to do with my aunt, Ida
Hunt’s, funeral service yesterday.
It seems we get so busy going
somewhere, we forget to enjoy
where we are.
In closing, I leave you with some
parts from an email I got from a
friend, Maureen (Gillaspie)
Wadahl. It has a picture of a child
and under the picture it says,
“When you thought I wasn’t look-
ing.” It is a keeper email with les-
sons to be learned. I can’t, of
course, write all it has to say, but
here is some of it. When you
thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you
make my favorite cake for me, and
I learned that the little things can
be the special things in life. When
you thought I wasn’t looking, I
learned most of life’s lessons that I
need to know to be a good and pro-
ductive person when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn’t looking,
I looked at you and wanted to say,
‘Thanks for all the things I saw
when you thought I wasn’t looking.’
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The family of
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are honoring their
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Midland, SD
Greetings from beautiful, wind-
still, snow covered northeast
Haakon County. The temperatures
are mild today, and it looks like it
is going to be melting some of our
snow. Actually, I probably should-
n't say that our area is "snow cov-
ered" – the winds got a little west-
ern here over the weekend, and the
wind blew some areas clear and
piled the snow in ravines and
ditches. The snow also formed im-
pressive drifts in some areas. But
whatever the case, the moisture is
welcome. According to Marge
Briggs, our local weather data
recorder, we received about five
inches of snow and .40” of moisture.
Thank you, God, now please keep it
coming. After our desperately dry
conditions last year, we will need a
lot more moisture for the pastures
and crops next spring. Plus, we will
need some run-off to fill the dams.
First of all, my sympathy to the
family of Ida (Fosheim) Hunt. Ida
was born and raised in the Deep
Creek community, and she still has
many relatives here. It is amazing
to me that she and her husband
raised 18 children – what an ac-
complishment. She was one of
those people who are so vital to
their communities – willing to give
of their time and talents – and it
sounds like her home was a haven
for her children as well as their
friends. She will be missed, but her
legacy will live on through her fam-
I also want to send get well
wishes to David Hand. At this
time, Dave is in the Rapid City Re-
gional Hospital, recovering from a
heart attack. Dave got sick over the
weekend and went to the Philip
hospital Sunday – I'm sure that
was a difficult trip with the bliz-
zard conditions we were experienc-
ing. He was taken to Rapid City by
ambulance, and he received two
stents Sunday evening to open up
some arteries. It sounds like he is
doing well, and I hope he'll be able
to come home soon. Thank good-
ness for the excellent medical care
offered at Philip and Rapid City.
My husband Randy compared re-
ceiving stents to getting an engine
overhaul, so once Dave gets home,
the challenge will probably be to
keep him slowed down while he re-
It is music contest time again for
students in the area, and the an-
nual music contest at Mobridge
was held last week. When our chil-
dren were in school in Pierre, I en-
joyed attending the contest – our
area always seemed to produce a
lot of musically talented students.
These days, one of those talented
students is Joni Willoughby,
daughter of Jeff and Julie
Willoughby. Joni is a sophomore at
Riggs High School in Pierre, and
she excels at music and drama. I
understand she is also an excellent
student, but that doesn't surprise
me. I sometimes think that these
"country kids" have an advantage
over kids who aren't lucky enough
to grow up in the country. They
have an excellent work ethic, they
tend to be more mature, and they
understand the value of setting a
goal and working hard to achieve
that goal – it doesn't just happen.
Joni's hard work paid off last week,
when she received five superior
ratings and one excellent rating for
her efforts. She received a 1+ rat-
ing on her vocal solo, and she came
within one point of receiving a 1+
on her saxophone solo – that is
amazing. So, congratulations to
Joni. Keep up the great work!
Lee and Mary Briggs stopped in
to spend time with Lee's mother,
Lil Briggs, Tuesday and Wednes-
day of last week. It sounds like Lil
is doing pretty well, although some
days are better than others. Thurs-
day, Lee and Mary were on hand to
see their granddaughter, Cattibrie
Riggle, be inducted into the Na-
tional Honor Society in Pierre. An-
other local youngster, Chauncey
Trapp, was also inducted. Mary
worked from home Friday, and Fri-
day night she burned the midnight
oil putting the finishing touches on
a formal dress for granddaughter
Saturday, Kinsey Riggle came to
the Briggs ranch to spend time
with her grandparents, as her par-
ents, Clay and Rea Riggle, were
headed to Rapid City. Clay and Rea
joined Keva (Briggs) Joens in
Rapid City to celebrate Keva's
birthday. Clay and Rea returned to
their home in Pierre Sunday, pick-
ing up Kinsey en route. Rea and
Clay said the roads were slushy in
spots and the visibility was not
good in some areas, but they made
it home without incident.
Clint and Laura Alleman con-
tinue to stay busy. Clint is kept
busy doing ranch chores, and
Laura is busy with her household
chores. I know Laura and daughter
Alivya sometimes help Clint with
the cattle feeding, and from the pic-
tures I've seen, I would say they all
enjoy their time together. Little
Alivya has been busy creating
valentines and dragging out toys,
but fortunately her mother says
she is a good "picker-upper," which
helps a lot. Laura is especially busy
this time of year with her duties as
director of the upcoming Hayes
play. She said some days it feels
like there are not enough hours in
the day to accomplish her to-do list.
Friday, Clint, Laura and Alivya
went to the home of T.J. and Jea-
nine Gabriel. Adam and Jodi
Roseth and family were also there.
The guys looked at bulls, and the
gals spent time visiting. The week-
end storm kept the Alleman family
shut in for a bit, but they were glad
to see the moisture.
Last Saturday, Duane Roseth
and his son, Thor Roseth, attended
an auctioneer contest in Valentine,
Neb. Jeff Long, one of the auction-
eers at Philip Livestock, was
among the contestants. Duane said
the roads were a little slick in spots
on the trip home.
Dick and Gene Hudson recently
returned from a two-week trip to
visit family members. (They were
gone so long that some of the neigh-
bors were wondering if they had
run away from home.) Their first
stop was Columbus, Neb., where
they visited their daughter, Debbie
Burma, and her family. They also
visited their grandchildren, Chris
and Courtney, at the colleges they
attend. They went on to Godfrey,
Ill., and spent several days visiting
Gene's brother, Leland Snook, his
wife, Carol, and their daughters,
Shelley and Susan, and their fami-
lies. The next stop was Davenport,
Iowa, where they visited Kenny
and Marie Spinsby. The weather
turned a little nasty while they
were there, but they waited for bet-
ter weather before heading back
west. Gene said there were a num-
ber of vehicles in the ditch between
Davenport and Des Moines. They
spent some time in Lincoln, Neb.,
visiting Dick's sister and her hus-
band, Norma and Larry Schenkel,
and they spent time with Dick's
brother, Don, and Don's family
near Stromsburg, Neb. They said
they encountered some rain and
snow on their travels, but for the
most part they had good travel con-
ditions. They had a good time vis-
iting relatives, and they are glad to
be back home.
Billy and Arlyne have been close
to home this past week. Arlyne said
it was one of those "neat weeks,"
when she was able to stay home
and work on puzzles.
Nels and Dorothy were in Pierre
on Friday, getting groceries and
visiting with their friends, the
Moenville News
by Leanne Neuhauser • 567-3325
Thursday, February 14, 2013 • The Pioneer Review • Page 7
Nov. 29 Got up at 5:00 a.m. and
at 7:30 a.m. Dibble and I started
for the Cheyenne breaks. Got there
at 9:10 a.m. and got a fine load of
post material out of an almost in-
accessible place. Loaded and
started home at 2:45 p.m. arriving
at 5:15 p.m. Mr. Massey from near
Top Bar came for a load of wood
and was going to stay in the breaks
overnight. 52 at 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 30 – Twenty above this a.m.
Went to Marietta and got the mail.
Letter from John Murphy, Clinton,
Illinois advising about State Bank
Robbery there. Fixed our well.
Sun. Dec. 1 – Clear and high
wind blowing from the n.w. and
very warm all day. 46 at 7 p.m.
Viola and I went over to Gastons to
see him about being on deck as a
witness in our proving up case De-
cember 3. Then we went over to
Dibbles and stayed there until
Dec. 2 – Went to Marietta in
forenoon and saw Major Nash
about proving up. Put curb on well
in p.m. Plenty of fine water in well.
26 at 9:30 p.m.
Dec. 3 – 17 above this morning.
Hitched up Dibbles team and Viola
and I drove over to Marietta at 9:30
a.m. to prove up before U.S. Com-
missioner Chas. W. Nash, Alfred
Gaston testified that my improve-
ments were worth around 4 to 5
hundred dollars. I had them listed
at $350 to $400. Clarence Nash tes-
tified. Got through at noon. Mr.
Nash said that I had made a good
proof. Paid Mr. Nash $90.75 and I
gave Mr. Gaston a dollar for his
trouble. But he said that he did not
want anything.
Dec. 4 – 1 above this a.m. early
and 56 at 1 p.m. A regular summer
day. Last night in the Skieview
shack. Packed our trunks today.
Fixed platform on well. Discarded
my old working clothes at 3 p.m.
sorry to part with them. On invita-
tion of C.O. Nash, Viola and I went
and ate supper with them. Had a
good supper. Bid them good bye
and left for Dibbles at 7 p.m.
Dec. 5 – Viola and I started for
Philip at 7 a.m. and arrived at 3:15
p.m. Put up at Northwestern Hotel.
Weather dry and warm. Roads very
Dec. 6 – Left Philip for Ft. Pierre
at 12:15 p.m. Arrived Ft. Pierre
about 3 p.m. Wired John Murphy
from Philip. Weather nice and
warm. Stayed all night at Shannon
House in Ft. Pierre.
Dec. 7 – Left Ft. Pierre for Pierre
at 10:30 a.m. and put up at
Riverview Hotel. Spent the day
around Pierre. Clear and nice.
Sun. Dec. 8 – Spent day sight
seeing around Pierre. Cloudy and
raw all day. Checked our trunks to
Webster City, Iowa.
Dec. 9 – Got up at 3 a.m. and left
Pierre at 4 a.m. for Clinton, Illi-
nois. Reached Webster City at
10:45 a.m. and left Webster City at
5:30 a.m. Arrived at Freeport, Illi-
nois, at 1 p.m. and left for Clinton,
Illinois, on the Illinois Central R.R.
at 3:50 p.m. Reached Clinton at
9:10 p.m. tired out.
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Our heartfelt thank you to each and
everyone who honored Cliff and our whole
family in our loss with your presence at his
memorial service, your visits, phone calls,
prayers, cards, flowers, food and supplies,
memorials, clearing snow and your hugs
and kind words. We now know the many
friends who cared and were touched by a
very special man.
A big thank you to Pastor Kathy for your visits and your
comforting message, to Sally and Glenn for the beautiful music, to
Norm and Dean for your help at the service.
A special thank you to DJ, Gayle and Jack for your caring and
compassion and help in guiding us through those sad and difficult
To the UCW ladies who donated and served the lunch and also
the coffee and cookies following the service - we thank you.
We are so blessed to have Drs. Klopper, Holman and Henrie,
PA-C, and the medical facilities and personnel we have here in
Philip. The care and concern they have given Cliff the past 12 years,
we thank you. Thanks also to the ambulance and crew and the
hospital staff in Rapid City, the ICU people were great.
Though your smile is gone forever, and your hand we
cannot touch, we still have many memories of the one we loved
so much. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never
part. God has you in His keeping. We have you in our hearts.
Rita Ramsey
Doug, Bart, Vicki & Gary and families
Obituaries, con’t.
William “Bill” Robert Lee__________
(continued from page 5)
neighbors. Driven to succeed at
anything he did, Bill ultimately be-
came Conklin’s “Salesperson of the
Year” with the company’s first
$50,000 month from one person!
He was one of the first of eight
area managers for Conklin.
There was a “tough” side to Bill
and it was reflected in his involve-
ment with his community. You
can’t be in demand to participate
on numerous boards without hav-
ing a gift for knowing when to take
a stand. Bill served on the South
Dakota State Board of Agriculture
where he developed industry and
educational relationships through
numerous board meetings at
South Dakota State University in
Brookings. He served with SDSU
President Briggs on the Board of
Directors for the SDCIA (South
Dakota Crop Improvement Associ-
ation), the Board of Directors for
Certified Seeds, and the Board of
Directors for the Prairie Village in
Madison. In 1973, Bill was
awarded the South Dakota Farm-
stead Beautification Award from
the Haakon County Conservation
District. He was a lifetime member
of Granite Threshing Bee in Gran-
ite, Iowa. Additionally, he was a
past Master of the Masonic Lodge
in Midland, and was a 32nd De-
gree Shriner. Bill was a busy man!
Declining health, caused by ex-
posure to chemicals in the seed
cleaning dust, forced Bill and Wal-
ter to dissolve their partnership in
1970. Bill and Connie then pur-
chased the Bernard Armstrong
Ranch north of Midland. In 1974,
they decided to move the family to
the Rapid City area to be closer to
the health care Bill needed. It was-
n't long before they decided the
doctors in Sioux Falls were better
and they moved to the eastern side
of South Dakota.
Bill became disabled in 1989
when a drunk driver hit his semi-
truck, sending his rig over the side
of the mountain near the Ten-
nessee/North Carolina border.
This added more health issues to
Bill’s already difficult condition
and, in 2008, Bill and Connie de-
cided to retire. A move to Arkansas
where they could be near the
Ozark Mountains they loved and
be in a warmer climate was an
easy decision to make. This also
put them closer to Branson, Mo.,
where they loved to visit many of
the music places.
The driving force behind Bill’s
ability to overcome all adversity
and come out on top was that he
dearly loved his family. When the
grandchildren started arriving,
Bill loved sharing the things he
had passion for and passing along
his knowledge in such a wide array
of topics. He looked forward to
sharing with each new generation
as the great-grandchildren started
arriving. He was proud of the ac-
complishments of his children,
grandchildren, and great-grand-
children. One of his granddaugh-
ters shared with Grandma re-
cently that "Grandpa was always
so strong and could fix anything."
Everyone agreed. He collected an-
tique tractors and was a big Inter-
national Harvester fan. Connie
was indulgent about Bill’s love for
all things “tractor” and Bill was
able to add another thing to his
long list of passions.
Not long ago, Bill ran into an-
other Korean War Vet. They got to
talking and discovered they had
been on some of the same missions
together. They were able to remi-
nisce about the daring helicopter
pilot who was able to fly them in
and out of some pretty rough expe-
riences as they helped injured sol-
diers. Bill was so very proud to
have served his country. He was
proud to be an American – through
and through. He was proud to
serve his country. When he was
given his Korean War Veteran cap
a couple of years ago, he proudly
wore it everywhere he went as a
reminder of the country he loved.
Bill is survived by his wife of 52
years, Connie (Carr) Lee; a daugh-
ter Sandra (Jack) Nantais of Cen-
terville; two sons, Mike Lee of
Fairview, Mont., and Todd
(Tammy) Lee of Apple Valley,
Minn.; a sister, Fern Konst of
Philip; a brother-in-law, Jim
(Deanna) Carr of Pueblo, Colo.;
eight grandchildren, Dan (Kenzi)
Lee, Ashley Osterkamp, Nick Lee,
Veronica (Robert) Knockenmus,
Alisha Lee, Hannah Lee, Elliott
Lee, and Katie Lee; three step-
grandchildren - Adam (Sarah)
Nantais, Erica Nantais, and Joel
(Holly) Nantais; three great-
grandchildren, Paige Knocken-
mus, Robert Michael Knockenmus
and Landon Michael Lee; multiple
nieces and nephews; and a host of
relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, William and Electa Pearl
(Johnson) Lee; half-sisters, Ruth
(Caster) Blumenthal and Edna
(Caster) Jones; half-brother,
Grover Caster; baby grandson,
Eric Lee; infant nephew, Richard
Konst; nephew, Walter "Junior"
Van Tassel; and niece, Esther
(Konst) Burns.
Bill always gave more than ex-
pected, and he will proudly serve
God in Heaven. But his family is
left with the memories of a soft,
gentle, compassionate man who
loved them all. He will be greatly
A celebration of life service was
held at the American Legion Hall
in Philip, S.D., on Saturday, Feb-
ruary 9, with Pastor Dallas
McKinley officiating.
Music was provided by Barb
Bowen, pianist, and Susan Van
Tassel, vocalist. Ushers were
Mickey Daly and Lawrence
Pallbearers were Todd and Mike
Lee, Steve and Jim Van Tassel,
and Nick and Rodney Konst.
Burial with full military honors
by the American Legion Post #173
of Philip was at the Masonic
Cemetery in Philip.
His online guestbook is available
at www.rushfuneralhome.com
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by Elizabeth “Sam” Grosz
Community News Service
An effort to have state authoriza-
tion for a new cemetery for veter-
ans on the eastern end of South
Dakota died in the House State Af-
fairs Committee this past week in
Representative Stace Nelson, R-
Fulton, presented the bill February
6, with a host of veterans in the au-
dience looking on. Nelson said the
bill was seeking authority to pur-
chase 50 acres of land along I-90,
but there was no state money in-
volved. He said there were “plenty
of South Dakotans with a kind
heart who will be honored to do-
nate to this.”
Steve Harding, Department of
Veterans Affairs, agreed with the
“good intentions,” but opposed it
because of the cost and the lack of
a need. He said the Black Hills Na-
tional Cemetery near Sturgis al-
ready is in existence, and two other
cemeteries at Ogalala and Rosebud
reservations at Pine Ridge and
Mission, respectively, recently
were given authority to move
South Dakota has 70,000 veter-
ans and three cemeteries, Harding
said, while North Dakota has
60,000 veterans with one state
Local municipalities, he said,
have the option to have areas des-
ignated in current cemeteries for
Nelson said the veterans are not
asking the state for a national
cemetery, but the veterans would
take it on as a project to raise the
money. Nelson said communities
would be interested in having this
memorial park. While it would not
be a “windfall,” he said, it would at-
tract visitors, who would buy gas
and food while there. He said they
would seek a donor of 50 acres
along the I-90 corridor.
The reason for seeking another
cemetery on the eastern side of the
state was to make it easier for rel-
atives to visit the graves of their
loved ones, rather than having to
travel across the state.
Committee members resisted the
proposal, citing several problems
with the bill. Rep. David Nostrup,
R-Aberdeen, said there was noth-
ing stopping the veterans from
working on such a project, and did-
n’t need the state authority to do
While just short of 100 legisla-
tors had signed on to the bill, Nos-
trup included, and Rep. Bernie
Hunhoff, D-Yankton, had asked
that it be kept alive to be debated
by the full House, the bill was
killed in committee on a 9-4 vote.
Veterans fail to get state
authority for cemetery
by Elizabeth “Sam” Grosz
Community News Service
Cuts made two years ago across
most of state government programs
resulted in the loss of $168,000
from the veterans service officer
A bill approved by the House
State Affairs Committee February
6, HB1249, would reinstate that
funding to counties who have such
an officer. This person helps veter-
ans receive their benefits from the
federal government.
Representative Lance Carson, R-
Mitchell, said with over 70,000 vet-
erans eligible, only about 26,000
currently are taking part in what
has been awarded to them.
“We send several hundred young
people into combat zones,” said
Carson, “and many return with
problems that need to be ad-
Rep. Spencer Hawley, D-Brook-
ings, said two years ago when the
cuts were made, he didn’t think it
was a necessary cut, and this one
was “a slap in the face” of veterans.
He supported having the funding
reinstated, noting that counties
will have to apply for the reim-
bursement, once the money is actu-
ally spent on veterans service offi-
cer activities.
Sen. Bill Van Gerpen, R-Tyndall,
who had not been in the Legisla-
ture when the cut was made, said
he was “shocked and stunned when
I learned South Dakota had de-
cided to quit funding” the VSO. The
perception, he said, was that of the
state not supporting its veterans.
Gene Murphy, Disabled Ameri-
can Veterans, said veteran suicide
rates are at an all-time high this
past year. Also, the DAV has 28
vans that make daily trips, bring-
ing veterans to appointments. The
government, said Murphy, “wasn’t
concerned about dollars when it
sent these people to war.”
The bill was sent to the House
floor with a 13-0 “do pass” recom-
Veterans service officer funding
Welcome to the Pioneer Re-
view’s newest column, a space to
share helpful hints (household to
ranching), recipes, bits of wisdom,
you name it, we’ll probably have it.
We’ll pass ideas along, but will
make no guarrantees to the
One friend shared that you can
easily wash the fruit by placing
them in a sinkful of water with a
cup of vinegar. Let soak for 10
minutes, rinse and dry. This not
only washes the residue off, but
may also extend the life of some of
the fruits.
Another suggestion is to cut up
your orange and lemon rinds and
add them to your bottle of vinegar.
The oils from the rinds are sup-
posed to mix with the vinegar, giv-
ing more cleaning power and a
fresh scent.
If you can’t use your celery up
right away, go ahead and freeze it.
I was chopping it up and parboil-
ing it and then freezing it, but
have found out that it is okay to
put it directly in a freezer con-
tainer then into the freezer. I
would suggest chopping it up first.
This makes it easier to use for
soups, etc.
There are a few people, (I admit
I am one) who have not had much
to do with avocados. So for those
others like me here are a few
The website www.avocadocen-
tral.com said upripe avocados can
be stored at room temperature on
the counter out of direct sunlight
for faster ripening. If you cut open
an avacado and decide it is not
ripe enough, the site advises to
sprinkle the exposed flesh with
lemon or line juice, place the
halves back together, cover tightly
with plastic wrap and place in re-
frigerator. Check occassionaly for
The site recommends not freez-
ing the avacados, but notes they
can be frozen as a puree with
lemon or lime juice added to pre-
vent browning.
Mama's Homemade
4 ripe, Fresh Hass Avocados,
seeded, peeled, cut in chunks
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 small sweet white onion,
1 ripe Roma tomato, seeded and
Salt and pepper, to taste
Mash avocados with lemon juice
in a bowl, leaving some chunks.
Gently stir in remaining ingre-
dients and serve immediately.
If you would like to spice it up a
bit, add chopped jalepeno peppers
and some cilantro to taste.
One cup of pureed avocado has
4.5 grams of protein, 19.62 grams
of carbohydrate, 1166 milligrams
of potassium, 23.0 milligrams of
vitamin C, 175 milligrams beta-
sitosterol and 0 milligrams choles-
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Renae Ferguson, whose address is 5 In-
dian Ridge, Big Spring, Texas 79720, was
appointed as personal representative of
the estate of Allen Kimball Guthrie, a/k/a
A.K. Guthrie.
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their claims may be barred.
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and a copy of the claim mailed to the per-
sonal representative.
Dated: January 23, 2013.
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2013, at the total approximate cost of
Proceedings of the
City of Philip
FEBRUARY 4, 2013
A regular meeting of the Philip City Coun-
cil was held on Monday, February 4,
2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community
Room of the Haakon Co. Courthouse.
Present were Mayor Michael Vetter, Fi-
nance Officer Monna Van Lint, Council
Members Greg Arthur, Jennifer Henrie,
Jason Harry, Marty Gartner, Trisha Lar-
son, and Marion Matt. Also present were
Deputy Finance Officer Brittany Smith,
PWD Matt Reckling, Police Officer David
Butler, Del Bartels with the Pioneer Re-
view, Jeff McCormick with SPN & Assoc.,
Charles Allen, Gary Stephenson; and
later, Carol Schofield.
Absent: None
Motion was made by Harry, seconded by
Arthur to approve the agenda as pre-
sented. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Matt, seconded by
Gartner to approve the minutes of the last
two meetings as published in the Pioneer
Review. Motion carried.
Motion was then made by Arthur, sec-
onded by Harry to approve the payment
of the bills from the appropriated funds.
Motion carried.
Gross Salaries - Jan. 31, 2013: Adm. -
$5,111.59; Police - $6,085.73; Public
Works - $3,187.59; Street - $4,945.19;
Water - $2,308.80
AFLAC, Employee Supplemental Ins.-
01/13 .......................................323.75
EFTPS, S.S., Medicare, Withholding-
01/13 ....................................4,893.52
SDRS, Employee Retirement-
01/13 ....................................2,884.59
Airport Improv. Projects:
Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc., MIRL
Const. Adm Eng. thru
Pine St. Phase III Project:
Pioneer Review, Bid Notice Publishing -
01/13 .........................................71.48
SPN & Assoc., Overlay Bid/Neg. Eng.
thru 1/26/13.............................480.00
Wood/Walden Ave. Improv. Project:
Pioneer Review, Bid Notice Publishing -
01/13 .......................................138.02
SPN & Assoc., Bid/Neg. Eng. thru
1/26/13 .................................6,880.00
Wood Ave. Survey/Plat thru
1/26/13 .................................1,047.50
This Month's Bills:
AT&T Mobility, Cell Phone
Black Hills Chemical, Supplies -
01/13 .........................................65.98
Cenex Harvest States, Fuel -
01/13 .......................................633.82
D&T Auto Parts, Supplies -
01/13 .........................................54.70
Dakotacare Health Ins., Employee
Health Premium - 02/13......11,153.55
Delta Dental Ins., Employee Dental Pre-
mium - 02/13 ...........................688.90
1st Nat’l Agency, Ambulance Ins -
2013 .....................................2,225.00
1st Nat’l Bank - Philip, Utility Billing -
1st Nat’l Bank - S.F., SRF Loan #02 Pay
#171 - 02/13.........................2,163.90
SRF Loan #03 Pay #74 -
02/13 ....................................2,223.41
Fitzgerald Oil Co., Fuel/Supplies/LP -
01/13 .......................................892.78
G&G Excavation, Pump Shut Off/Risers
- 01/13.....................................165.00
Glock Professional, Inc., Butler Reg.
Fees - 02/12............................195.00
Golden West, Telephone/Internet
Haakon Co. Treasurer, Office Rent-
01/13 .......................................500.00
Heartland Waste Mgmt, Inc., 368 Resi-
dential Collection - 01/13......4,011.20
Ingram Hardware, Supplies -
01/13 .........................................47.34
Koffler, Michael, Cust. Deposit Refund -
02/13 .......................................100.00
Midwest Radar & Equip., PD Radar
Cert. - 01/13 ..............................80.00
Moses Building Center, Supplies - 01/13
Neve’s Uniforms & Equip., PD Uniforms
- 01/13.....................................120.98
Petersen’s Variety, Supplies -
01/13 ...........................................4.48
Petty Cash, Filing Fees/Postage - 01/13
Philip Motor, Inc., Supplies -
01/13 .........................................28.58
Philip Standard, PD Oil Chg -
01/13 .........................................77.95
Pioneer Review, Publishing -
01/13 .......................................481.17
SD Airport Conference, Reckling/Van
Lint Reg. - 02/13......................120.00
SD Dept. of Revenue, Sales Tax
Payable - 01/13.......................301.01
Water Coliform Testing-01/13....13.00
SD Dept. of Transportation, Graham
Safety Conf. Reg. - 02/13..........50.00
SD Labor Law Poster Service, (3) 2013
Labor Poster Sets ...................183.75
SD One Call, Locates 10-12/12.....11.55
SD Police Chief’s Assoc., 2013 Mem-
bership Dues .............................96.09
Technology Center, Hard Drive -
02/13 .......................................129.00
Tollefson, Gay, Attorney Retainer -
01/13 .......................................200.00
Twilight, Inc., Service & Supplies - 01/13
USDA, RD Loan Pay #98 -
02/13 ....................................3,069.00
U.S.T.I., AP Checks - 01/13.........257.95
VISA-UMB Bank, Coyle/Reckling Pesti-
cide Recert-01/13....................100.00
WR/LJ Rural Water, 2,554,000 gals. -
01/13 ....................................3,192.50
Contract Min. - 01/13............2,500.00
Airport Water - 01/13.................40.00
South Shop Water - 01/13.........20.00
Total Expenditures -
02/04/13 ...........................$46,849.83
Old Business:
PWD Reckling updated the Council on
the Lift Station wet well repairs. He noted
that weather permitting, the City Engi-
neer, Harlan Quenzer with SPN & Assoc.,
will be in town next week to inspect the
well. He stressed that all safety precau-
tions will be taken in order to lower one of
them down the well for the inspection.
Council was advised that the West River
Museum property, legally described as
the West 50’ of the North Half of Lot 02,
Block 02, Original Town, City of Philip,
SD, has been deeded to the City of Philip
per the Council’s prior consent. Following
the filing of said deed, a lease agreement
for the maintenance of the property has
been entered into with the Philip Garden
Club. They will be developing the area
into a park.
Council reviewed a request from Demeon
Brown, representing John Parsons, to ex-
tend the hangar lease for Mr. Parsons’
airplane beyond the deadline of May 30,
2013. Mr. Brown is concerned that the air-
plane will not be in flying order by the pre-
vious established deadline and asks that
the Council continue to house the air-
plane until such time. In turn, he is guar-
anteeing that payment for the hangar
lease will be made six months in ad-
It was noted that the City has not had any
interest in renting the space that their air-
plane is occupying.
Following discussion, motion was made
by Arthur, seconded by Matt to approve
Mr. Brown’s request contingent upon re-
ceipt of the guaranteed six months of ad-
vance payments for the hangar lease.
Motion carried.
New Business:
Wood/Walden Ave. Utility and Street Im-
prov. Project:
Jeff McCormick, engineer with SPN &
Assoc., reviewed the following bids for
the project, noting that the engineer’s es-
timate for the project is $1,320,000.00.
The bids were opened at 4:00 p.m. today
in the presence of the Street Committee,
Mayor, and Finance Officer.
MainLine Contracting, Rapid City, SD -
R.C.S. Construction Inc., Rapid City,
SD - $1,340,397.00
Site Work Specialists Inc., Rapid City,
SD - $1,495,558.35
Quinn Construction Inc., Rapid City,
SD - $1,563,810.00
Carstensen Contracting Inc., Pipe-
stone, MN - $1,423,134.25
Highmark, Inc., Black Hawk, SD -
Menning Backhoe, LLC, Mitchell, SD -
Hills Material Company, Rapid City, SD
- $1,729,961.05
First Rate Excavate Inc., Sioux Falls,
SD - $1,654,470.25
Rosebud Concrete Inc., Winner, SD -
Mr. McCormick reported Rosebud Con-
crete, Inc. is the low bidder and they have
met all of the bid requirements, providing
all of the necessary documentation. He
voiced no concern for awarding the bid at
this time, advising that the approval would
need to be made contingent upon on the
City’s funding agency's review and ap-
Mayor Vetter pointed out that Rosebud’s
bid for the curb and gutter (C&G) is
$22.00 per lineal foot which is approxi-
mately 33% higher than the engineer’s
estimate of $15.00 per lineal foot. The
property owners were previously notified
of the estimated amount so in his opinion,
this needed to be addressed. He did
mention that Rosebud’s bid for C&G
amounts per lineal foot was within the
range of the other bids received; with the
lowest cost being $18.70 per lineal foot
and the highest being $30.91 per lineal
FO Van Lint reminded everyone that the
even though the actual costs for C&G are
higher than the estimate, the property
owners will still only be responsible for
40% of the final costs with the City paying
the remaining 60%. She noted that the
property owners will be contacted in the
near future with the actual costs once the
bid amounts are applied to the special as-
sessment role.
Mr. McCormick confirmed that he would
be updating the special assessment fig-
ures with the actual costs per the
awarded bid amounts.
Following review, motion was made by
Gartner, seconded by Matt to approve the
low bid from Rosebud Concrete Inc. in
the amount of $1,326,375.50 for the
Wood/Walden Ave. Utility and Street Im-
prov. project. The bid is approved contin-
gent upon the City’s funding agency's ap-
proval. Motion carried with all members
voting aye.
It was noted that the project start date will
be determined at a later date.
Motion was then made by Arthur, sec-
onded by Gartner to authorize the
Mayor’s signature on the Application for
the Notice of Intent for General Permit for
Temporary Discharges & Water Use Per-
mit through the SD Dept. of Env. & Natu-
ral Resources for the above referenced
project. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Harry, seconded by
Arthur to authorize the Mayor’s signature
on the Application for the Notice of Intent
to Obtain Coverage under the SWD Gen-
eral Permit for Storm Water Discharge
Associated with the above referenced
project’s construction activities. Applica-
tion to be submitted through the SD Dept.
of Env. & Natural Resources. Motion car-
Mayor Vetter brought forth the discussion
of the property owner’s responsibility for
the service line replacements from the
back of curb to their private residences. It
was noted that City policy places the re-
sponsibility on the property owner for the
water service from the curb stop to the
residence and from the main to residence
for sewer service. In the instance of the
City doing an improvement project, the
City is responsible for the replacement of
the water and sewer service lines from
the new water and sewer mains to the
back of the curb on the properties. Prop-
erty owners that desire replacing any ad-
ditional service line on their property,
have the option to make arrangements
with the awarded contractor or a contrac-
tor of their choice at their expense.
Mr. McCormick stated that the sewer
mains will be replaced on both N. Wood
Ave. and Walden Ave. These will be re-
placed up to the point of the existing
water service curb stop or as close to the
property line as may be practical. Should
the sewer service line be of good quality
PVC pipe, it will be connected at that
Mr. McCormick then advised that a new
water main will also be installed on
Walden Ave. in addition to the sewer
main. This brings about a unique situation
for one property owner, Tami Carstensen,
as the connection of the water service to
her property could be shortened by con-
necting the property to the new main.
Currently her water line extends from the
water main on High St. and travels down-
hill to the south-side of her property. The
new water and sewer service could enter
the east-side of her property.
The Council was then questioned if they
plan to follow the replacement policy for
improvement projects during this project’s
proposed water and sewer main replace-
ments or if they plan to make exceptions?
Mayor and Council posed questions
about Carstensen’s service line; if it is
metered, past reported water leaks, water
flow and/or pressure complaints. In addi-
tion, would the City benefit from moving
her service line and connecting to the
new main on Walden Ave.?
PWD Reckling stated that in his opinion,
moving her service line to the main on
Walden Ave. would benefit the City. This
would remove an unnecessary service
line connection as well as risks for un-
countable water loss if the line would
incur another leak. He reported that her
service line has experienced at least one
leak in the past that he is aware of and
unfortunately, the water is not metered
until it enters her home. In addition, she
has not made any complaints of water
flow or pressure.
Council Member Arthur agreed with PWD
Reckling, stating that it would be more of
a benefit to the City than the property
owner in this situation.
It was noted that the expenses to move
Carstensen’s service line would include
approximately 25 to 30 feet of new water
line. The bid from Rosebud for this is
$32.00/foot for one-inch water service
pipe for a rough estimated cost of
Council Member Larson suggested that
the City may benefit from contracting with
a local contractor for this work consider-
ing the bid costs from Rosebud Concrete.
Council Member Henrie mentioned and
Gartner confirmed that he is in favor of
the possibility of cost-sharing the expense
like that of the special assessments for
C&G, driveway approaches, etc. in cer-
tain circumstances such as Carstensen’s.
FO Van Lint noted that Carstensen made
the inquiry as she would like to be made
aware of the potential costs that will be in-
curred to connect with her existing serv-
ice line and made no mention of a favor
from the City.
Mayor Vetter went on to stress that the
Council needs to take precautions when
making these types of decisions as it will
be setting precedence. If the City incurs
the expenses to move her service line, it
needs to be justified that it is to the benefit
of the City.
Following a lengthy discussion, motion
was made Matt, seconded by Gartner to
follow the replacement policy for improve-
ment projects during this project’s pro-
posed water and sewer main replace-
ments with the exception of Carstensen’s
service line. Additional information and
cost-sharing options will be gathered for
Carstensen’s service line. Motion carried.
E. Pine St./Wray Ave. Overlay Project:
Mr. McCormick went on to review the fol-
lowing bids for the E. Pine St./Wray Ave.
Overlay project, noting that the engineer’s
estimate for the project is $209,000.00.
He noted that the bids were opened today
in conjunction with the Wood/Walden
Ave. project bids.
Bituminous Paving, Inc., Ortonville, MN
- $288,516.00
Sacrison Paving Inc., Whitewood, SD
- $259,259.59
Simon Contractors of SD, Rapid City,
SD - $281,129.80
J&J Asphalt Company, Rapid City, SD
- $217,135.10
Hills Material Company, Rapid City, SD
- $229,974.00
Morris Inc., Pierre, SD - $267,288.00
Mr. McCormick reported that J&J Asphalt
is the low bidder for the project. He noted
that he is not familiar with this company
and advised the Council of their options
for the bid. One being that they can award
the bid at this time or wait until further ref-
erence checks and research on the con-
tractor can be completed. The research
would include McCormick contacting the
references listed in their bid documents
which were reviewed. It was noted that
the majority of their work history appears
to be parking lots with the exception of
two streets for the City of Rapid City.
Mayor Vetter questioned if anyone in the
audience was familiar with the company.
With no information available, he ex-
pressed his reservations for awarding the
bid without doing further research on the
company. He would like reassurance that
the City’s tax dollars will be spent on good
quality work, especially in this high traffic
Council Member Arthur then questioned
the amount of work that the contractor is
responsible for prior to overlaying the
street? McCormick advised that they
have included 650 square yards for re-
pairs to the existing asphalt and 50 ton of
asphalt leveling course. This work will be
done prior to laying asphalt as well as the
concrete that will be installed at the inter-
section of Hone St. and Wray Ave.
FO Van Lint informed the Council that
they have thirty days following a bid open-
ing to award or reject the bids.
It was also noted that the City appropri-
ated $233,000.00 for this overlay project.
Following discussion, motion was made
by Matt, seconded by Arthur to table the
bids for the E. Pine St./Wray Ave. Overlay
project at this time. The Street Commit-
tee, Engineer, and Mayor are authorized
to conduct further research and review of
J&J Asphalt Company and award the bid
if the findings are acceptable. Motion car-
ried with all members voting aye.
Mr. McCormick confirmed that he will con-
tact their references and report his find-
ings to the Mayor and Street Committee
in order for a decision to be made within
the next thirty days.
Wood/Walden Ave. and E. Pine St./Wray
Ave. Projects:
Motion was made by Arthur, seconded by
Gartner to authorize the Mayor’s signa-
ture on the SD Dept. of Transportation
application for permit to occupy right-of-
way for the above referenced projects.
Motion carried with all members voting
Council reviewed the material testing pro-
posals from American Technical Services
(ATS) for the above referenced projects.
The cost estimates for the Wood/Walden
Ave. project is $18,273.00 and the E.
Pine St/Wray Ave. project is $5,172.00.
Mr. McCormick advised the Council that
the majority of the services proposed by
ATS are already covered under the pro-
ject’s construction engineering agree-
ments with SPN & Assoc. The only differ-
ence is that of the asphalt plant testing,
which according to McCormick would be
completed if necessary and at the Coun-
cil’s discretion. He is confident that ATS’s
proposal is an unnecessary expense.
Following review, motion was made by
Gartner, seconded by Harry to decline en-
tering into the above referenced contract
proposals from ATS. Motion carried with
all members voting aye.
Council went on to discuss the projects’
water use consumption during construc-
tion and the fees that will be charged to
the contractors.
Mr. McCormick stated that his office re-
ceived inquiries during the bidding of the
projects for a price quote for the water
consumption that will be needed to con-
trol moisture during backfilling and rolling
asphalt. He advised them that they would
have access to water through the bulk
water station or a hydrant meter at the
regular city water rate of $5.00 per 1,000
gallons. He then questioned if these are
the correct fees that will be charged to the
contractors, noting that the City will be re-
sponsible to pay their water supplier for
all water consumption.
Mayor Vetter questioned if the City
charges a hook-up fee for placing a meter
on a fire hydrant? PWD Reckling advised
that a fee for this service has not been es-
tablished in which Vetter recommended
the City consider implementing a fee to
cover the City personnel’s time for this
Motion was made by Harry, seconded by
Gartner to allow the contractors to either
pull water from a metered hydrant and/or
the bulk water station at the established
water rate of $5.00 per 1,000 gallons dur-
ing construction. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Matt, seconded by
Gartner to approve the official plat of N.
Wood Ave., bisecting Tracts I and J, lo-
cated in 13-1-20, Philip Acreage, Haakon
County, City of Philip, SD; and, authorize
the City Official’s signatures thereon. Mo-
tion carried.
Mayor, Council and those in attendance
thanked Mr. McCormick as he left the
meeting at this time.
Council reviewed the project status up-
date for the Land Acquisition and Environ-
mental Assessment (LA/EA); and, both
the project and construction status up-
dates for the Medium Intensity Runway
Lighting (MIRL) project as prepared by
Rod Senn, Airport Engineer with Kadr-
mas, Lee and Jackson (KLJ).
The MIRL project’s final pay request to
Muth Electric, Inc. was not available at
this time.
Council reviewed the following building
permits: Cork’s - sewer repair/replace-
ment; and, David Fitzgerald - carport.
Following review, motion was made by
Arthur, seconded by Harry to approve the
above the building permits as presented.
Motion carried.
Mayor Vetter advised the Council of the
opportunity for Philip to benefit from the
University of North Dakota’s (UND) “Pay
it Forward” program. The university will
be bringing in 40 students to work on
March 9th, 2013. They will provide the
labor with the stipulation that the commu-
nity or organization provide the materials
needed to complete the project or proj-
ects. Some examples of their past proj-
ects include cleaning up areas, painting,
and entertaining at nursing homes. In
these instances, some of the required
materials would be yard tools, paint, etc.
It was suggested to appoint a steering
committee for the program. They would
be responsible for identifying and coordi-
nating the local projects with the UND’s
contact person. Mayor Vetter and Council
Member Henrie agreed to be on the com-
The City Finance Office has contacted
various groups and organizations in the
community to identify projects that would
benefit from this program. Some potential
project ideas included the new park being
established by the Philip Garden Club,
the baseball/softball fields, and entertain-
ing at the nursing home to name a few.
The concern is that the majority of proj-
ects would be outdoors and with the time
of year they are coming, there is no guar-
antee that the weather will cooperate.
Mayor Vetter stated that this is an unbe-
lievable offer and it would be hard to turn
it down, but unfortunately we also need to
have work for them.
The possibility to move their arrival date
to later in the spring or summer was men-
tioned. DFO Smith confirmed that she
would contact their project coordinator
and inquire about possibly changing the
date. If they are not able to change the
date, project ideas will need to be final-
ized in the very near future or unfortu-
nately, we will need to decline their offer.
Smith also noted that if the projects can
be found, the group will need a place to
stay on the evening of March 8th. She will
be in contact with the school and/or
churches for this accommodation.
Mayor Vetter then recommended that
each Council Member contact at least
one community member for project ideas
and report their findings to the City Fi-
nance Office by the end of the week.
Council reviewed the following L/P
Propane bids received this month:
Jan. 21, 2013
Fitzgerald Oil Company .........$1.29/gal.
Midwest Cooperatives ............$1.35/gal.
Departmental Reports:
The quarterly Police Dept. report was pre-
sented and reviewed with Officer Butler.
The monthly Street Dept. report was re-
The monthly Water Dept. report was re-
Council was informed that the first billing
using the Asyst Utility billing program is
anticipated for the March 1st utility bills.
Public Comments: none.
In Other Business:
Nominating petitions for Council positions
are due by 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2013.
Motion was made by Matt, seconded by
Gartner to authorize Street/Sewer Supt.
Coyle's attendance at the SDARWS
Basic Wastewater Treatment Training,
Feb. 26-28, 2013, in Spearfish. Motion
Motion was made by Gartner, seconded
by Harry to authorize Chief Graham’s at-
tendance at the 2013 SD Transportation
Safety Conference, Mar. 6-7, 2013, in
Pierre. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Arthur, seconded by
Gartner to authorize Officer Butler’s atten-
dance at the Glock Armorer’s Course,
Mar. 12, 2013, in Pierre. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Gartner, seconded
by Harry to authorize PWD Reckling &
FO Van Lint’s attendance at the SD Air-
port Conference, Mar. 27-28, 2013, in Oa-
coma. Motion carried.
Council will meet in Special Session-
March 18, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. in the Com-
missioner’s Room to sit as Board of
Equalization. Citizens are advised that
the official PT-17 form must be filed by
with the Finance Office no later than 5:00
p.m. on March 14, 2013.
The next regular Council Meeting will be
held on Monday, Mar. 4, 2013, at 7:00
p.m. in the Community Room.
With no further business to come before
the Council, Mayor Vetter declared the
meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
/s/ Michael Vetter, Mayor
/s/ Brittany Smith
Deputy Finance Officer
[Published February 14, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $266.42]
Classifieds • 859-2516
Thursday, February 14, 2013 • The Pioneer Review • Page 9
FOR SALE: A.I. bull calves out
of BT Right Time 24J, out of our
best commercial cows. Will feed
until March 1st. Call 859-3082.
FOR SALE: 140 straws of semen
out of a Final Answer son and a
Larks Canyon daughter. Call
859-3082. P9-2tc
FOR SALE: 2005 Case 580,
price $9,400; 4014 hours, 80
hp., backhoe and loader, 4x4.
Email or call prater77@msn.
com / 299-1788. P8-3tp
pasture for 100-250 cow/calf
pairs, preferably in the Jack-
son/Haakon/Jones County
area, but would consider other
areas. With full maintenance.
Call 843-2869. P8-tfn
FOR SALE: 2006 Featherlite all
enclosed 4-horse gooseneck
trailer. 7x22x7 aluminum/
white smooth skin. Has nice en-
closed tack up front with (5) sad-
dle racks and (8) bridle holders.
Great condition! $14,200 OBO.
Call for pictures and more de-
tails: 454-6914, Murdo.
for 40 to 200 pairs within 80
miles of Philip or can lease whole
ranch. 685-9313 (cell) or 859-
2059 (home). P7-tfn
2013 for 50-60 pair. Call Jerry
Willert, 837-2459. K6-tfn
12-ply, 235/85/16R. $160,
mounted. Les’ Body Shop, 859-
2744, Philip. P40-tfn
TO GIVE AWAY: Older two bed-
room trailer. Must be moved.
386-4672. PR25-2tp
HIRING for experienced Cooks
and kitchen staff. We are looking
for hardworking, outgoing staff
to join our 2013 season team.
Experience in the kitchen with
ability to work in a fast-paced
enviroment is helpful. We can
teach you the rest!! Hourly
wages paid for all hours worked,
bonus for season completion.
Weekly optional meal package,
retail discount, activities, oppor-
tunity to make new acquain-
tances from all over the world.
Download application at
cedarpasslodge.com or call
Sharon Bies at 433-5560.
TON COUNTY - Highway Main-
tenance Worker in the Wall Divi-
sion. Must live within a 15
minute drive of 20 N. Creighton
Road. Starting pay $16.17 per
hour. Please visit our website at
www.co.pennington.sd.us and
click on the Employment Oppor-
tunities quick link to submit an
application. Position closes Feb-
ruary 17. P10-1tc
HELP WANTED: S.D. printing
company looking for an offset
press operator. Previous experi-
ence a plus. Willing to train.
Must be mechanically inclined.
Full time. Excellent wages and
benefits. Call Tom Dalton at
224-9999, 1-800-675-4656, or
email to: tdalton@pryntcomm.
com PR24-2tc
SON, WALL, SD has an immedi-
ate opening for a full-time expe-
rienced, professional Store Su-
pervisor. Individuals with strong
customer service and leadership
skills should apply. Retail expe-
rience is preferred. If you enjoy
working in an exciting environ-
ment please send your resume
to: Melonie Rymer, e-mail to:
mel@blackhillshd.com. (No
phone calls or walk-ins please).
TON COUNTY - Highway Main-
tenance Worker in the Wall Divi-
sion. Must live within a 15
minute drive of 20 N. Creighton
Road. Starting pay $16.17 per
hour. Please visit our website at
www.co.pennington.sd.us and
click on the Employment Oppor-
tunities quick link to submit an
application. Position closes Feb-
ruary 17. PW0-1tc
FOR SALE: 3-piece furniture
set – couch, loveseat & chair.
Very good condition, like new!
Southwestern pattern in reds &
blues. Call 279-2222. PW9-2tc
FOR SALE: Solid oak hand-
crafted china cabinet, excellent
shape, $300. Call 859-2654 or
685-3152, leave message.
FOR SALE: Rope horse halters
with 10’ lead rope, $15 each.
Call 685-3317 or 837-2917.
WANTED: Once fired 45 ACP
brass. Call 279-2195 or 441-
7049. WP7-tfn
FOR SALE: 11 month old female
Pom, $250. Needs full time com-
panion/family. Blue Meril color
and spayed. Call 939-6443,
Wall. P10-2tp
2 bedrooms, downtown, fenced
yard. Make an offer. Call 859-
3095 or 859-2483. P10-tfn
SALE: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, gar-
den tub in master bath, new
stove, refrigerator one year old,
and dishwasher. Very spacious
living room and kitchen. Never
had pets or smoke. Call 515-
4138 or 515-4139. WP24-4tc
FOR SALE: 307 Myrtle Ave.,
Philip. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths,
partially finished basement,
large back yard, new roof and
windows, stainless steel fridge
and stove, washer and dryer in-
cluded. Close to schools. Call
859-2470. Can email pictures.
FOR SALE: 1994 Honda 125
dirt bike, new plastics kit, just
cleaned the carburetor and gone
through by mechanic. Needs to
go! $600 firm. Call Lonna at
669-2040 or 669-2271. M24-tfn
RENT IN WALL: Call Stan, 381-
2861. WP5-tfn
APARTMENTS: Spacious one
bedroom units, all utilities in-
cluded. Young or old. Need
rental assistance or not, we can
house you. Just call 1-800-481-
6904 or stop in the lobby and
pick up an application. Gateway
Apartments, Kadoka. WP32-tfn
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The family of Jim Hewitt
wishes to thank everybody in
and associated with our won-
derful community for your
thoughtfulness and generosity
during Jim’s lengthy illness
and passing. Specifically, Dr.
Klopper & everybody who
works at our wonderful clinic &
hospital, who were certainly
there whenever we needed
them and took excellent care of
him as well as offering compas-
sion and courtesies to the
whole family. His care was un-
precedented at every stage.
Thanks also for the unending
support and services by Pastor
Kathy Chesney all during our
time of need. We were so grate-
ful also for the services ren-
dered by DJ & Jack Rush.
There again, their services are-
unparalleled! God will surely
continue to bless all of you.
Jan Hewitt
Tammy & Steve Stickler &
JD & Julie Hewitt & family
Scott & Ann Hewitt & family
We would like to thank the
doctors, nurses and staff of
Philip Health Services for the
wonderful care given our mom
the past three years. The kind-
ness shown her and the rest of
our family was so very much
A special thank you to every-
one who visited her all these
years. She loved you all.
The Marie Hansen family
to run 14 central states. 2 years
over the road experience re-
quired. Excellent benefit pack-
age. Call 701-221-2465 or 877-
472-9534. www.pbtransporta-
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FOR SALE: 2001 Chrysler Town
& Country van, all electric, runs
good, $2,800. Call 430-5051.
FOR SALE: 2004 Pontiac Grand
Prix GT, gray with gray interior,
107,300 miles, looks and runs
great. $7,000 is the asking price,
but I will consider reasonable of-
fers. Call Keith at 454-3426 or
859-2039 for information or any
questions. PR22-tfn
FOR SALE: 1998 Ford Expedi-
tion XLT 4x4, cloth seats, power
windows, locks & seats, good
tires. Call 685-8155. PR10-tfn
rior/exterior painting, staining,
minor repair work. Openings
still available for winter/sum-
mer. Free estimates. Licensed.
References. Call 488-0008. Ku-
sick’s Painting & More.
summer projects up now! For all
your corral, windbreak and pas-
ture fencing needs, call Truett at
859-2334. PR23-tfn
Contact Eileen Stolley, Regis-
tered Tax Return Preparer, after
5:00 p.m., 837-2320. K8-3tc
INC., PHILIP: Rock, Sand,
Gravel (screened or crushed). We
can deliver. Dams, dugouts,
building sites. Our 37th year.
Glenn or Trace, 859-2020.
CRETE: ALL types of concrete
work. Rich, Colleen and Haven
Hildebrand. Toll-free: 1-877-
867-4185; Office: 837-2621;
Rich, cell: 431-2226; Haven,
cell: 490-2926; Jerry, cell: 488-
0291. K36-tfn
For all your rural water hook-
ups, waterline and tank installa-
tion and any kind of backhoe
work, call Jon Jones, 843-2888,
Midland. PR20-52tp
will do all types of trenching,
ditching and directional boring
work. See Craig, Diana, Sauntee
or Heidi Coller, Kadoka, SD, or
call 837-2690. Craig cell: 390-
8087, Sauntee cell: 390-8604;
wrex@gwtc.net K50-tfn
FOR SALE: (40) F1 BWF heifers,
Bangs vaccinated, 700 lbs. All
out of Hereford cows and all of
the 1st X BWF heifers in town.
Selling at Philip Livestock Auc-
tion, February 26, 2013. Buster
Peterson, 837-2531.
Looking to rent pasture or com-
plete ranch, short term or long
term. Also looking for hay
ground. Cash, lease or shares.
Call 798-2116 or 798-2002.
day, March 9, 10 a.m. at the
ranch, Wall, SD. 35 yearlings
and 10 two-year-old Angus
bulls. Many bulls suitable for
heifers. Dan, 279-2242, or
Daryl, 441-7408. PR24-2tp
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Call toll-free 1-888-839-2621
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837-2621 • Kadoka, SD
Rent This Space
3 month min.
Lassle’s Main Street Café, Bow-
dle, SD, to be sold as going busi-
ness, turn key operation, March
20. Gary McCloud Real Estate
Auction, 605-769-1181 or 948-
owned business, established in
western S.D. for 63 years. Shop
is busy all year round. Les’ Body
Shop, Philip, 605-859-2744.
Custer Clinic and Custer Re-
gional Senior Care in beautiful
Custer, SD, have full time and
PRN (as-needed) RN, LPN and Li-
censed Medical Assistant posi-
tions available. We offer compet-
itive pay and excellent benefits.
New Graduates welcome! Please
contact Human Resources at
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profit sharing, opportunities for
growth, great culture and inno-
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Must apply online. EEO.
between 2001-present and suf-
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in the uterus requiring surgical
removal, or had a child born
with birth defects, you may be
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Johnson Law and speak with fe-
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Injuries continued to disrupt
Philip Area’s attempts at first place
honors, this time at their own invi-
tiational wrestling tournament
held in Wall February 9.
Head Coach Matt Donnelly no-
ticed improvement in this week’s
wrestling, but three weight divi-
sions went unheld, 120, 132 and
145, due to injuires. Saturday,
February 16 is the Region 4B tour-
nament and he hopes to have
everyone back strong. The tourna-
ment will begin at 9 a.m. in the
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center ice
Donnelly expects Philip Area to
have a good showing at the re-
gional competition. He noted that
the seeding will change somewhat
as it was based upon district action
in past years. This is the first year
for no distict action.
Team standings for the Philip In-
vitational were Rapid City Central
(199.5), Philip Area (169.5), Hot
Springs (89), Newell (72), Lemmon
(63.5), Aberdeen Roncalli (45),
Harding County (42.5), St. Thomas
More (38.5), Sully Buttes (35), Hill
City (29), and Belle Fourche (28).
Junior varisty teams also partic-
pated at the tournament. Belle
Fource and Philip’s junior varisty’s
placed with 10 and 6 points respec-
tively. Other junior varisties par-
ticpating were Aberdeen Roncalli,
Hill City, Harding County, Hot
Springs, Lemmon, Newell, Rapid
City Central, Sully Buttes and St.
Thomas More.
106 lbs: Jed Brown 1st, 28-9 record
•Pinned Jacob Zacher (BF) 4:45
•Tech. fall over Stone Durham (STM) 18-3
•Decisioned Tyler Pfeifle (RCC) 4-2
•Decisioned Brice Harkless (HS) 7-4
106 lbs: Paul Smiley (JV)
•Pinned by Harkless (HS) :28
•Pinned Coddy Tupper (BFJV) 2:45
•Decisioned by Durham (STM) 8-10
106 lbs: Trey Elshere (JV)
•Pinned by Tupper (BFJV) 5:10
•Pinned Kalel Worischeck (HC) 4:13
•Pinned by Dylan VanDerBoom (NEW) :33
113 lbs: Rance Johnson, 1st,
19-9 record
•Major dec. Bailey Lawrence (BF) 16-2
•Major dec. Josh Simunek (HS) 13-4
126 lbs: Nick Donnelly, 1st,
28-8 record
•Pinned Zach Walton (HS) 3:42
•Pinned David Geditz (RCC) 1:40
•Major dec. Lane Schuelke (NEW) 11-1
138 lbs: Kaylor Pinney 2nd,
10-7 record
•Pinned Grant Russell (HS) 5:24
•Pinned by Ty Welsch (RCC) :32
152 lbs: Lane Blasius, 1st,
26-3 record
•Major dec. Jace Andrson (SB) 16-4
•Major dec. Martin Mueller (RCC) 19-6
160 lbs: Chandlier Sudbeck, 3rd,
28-8 record
•Decisioend by Shane O’Connell (RCC) 1-3
•Pinned Francisco Escobar (HC) 1:57
•Decisioned Jared Harkless (HS) 5-1
170 lbs: Clint Stout, 1st, 30-8 record
•Pinned Braydon Peterson (LEM) 2:50
•Decisioned Zach Schneider (RCC) 6-0
182 lbs: Chance Knutson, 2nd,
25-9 record
•Pinned Jon Hansen (STM) 1:27
•Major dec. Zach Sumner (AR) 8-0
•Tech. fall by Aero Amo (RCC) 0-15
195 lbs: Logan Ammons, 4th,
20-9 record
•Major dec. by Matt Schlosser (AR) 2-11
•Major dec. by Cody Carlson (RCC) 2-13
220 lbs: Gavin DeVries, 3rd
16-16 record
•Pinned by Jarran Jensen (RCC) 1:39
•Pinned Carrell Haines (HS) 2:18
Philip Area hosts invitational wrestling tourney
Rance Johnson puts a bind on this opponent on his way to the first place at this
past weekend’s tournament. Photo by Dayle Knutson
The Zane Hoffman Memorial Award ward goes to the champion in the 285 pound
weight class. This year’s winner was Tate Gress from Harding County. From left
are Zeb Hoffman, Gress, Carol, Wally and Zack Hoffman. Photo by Dayle Knutson
These elementary students are
Super Scotties for January
2013. They have earned the
distinction through different
individual displays of good
character. Each teacher selects
at least one of their students at
the end of each month.
Super Scotties
Autumn Parsons
Grayson Martin
Jenna Engbarth
3rd grade
Bosten Morehart
5th grade
Cylver Lurz
6th grade
Elementary Students of the Month
for January
Tara Schofield
1st grade
Layton Terkildsen
2nd grade
Kori Endres
Deep Creek
Kelsey Butler
4th grade
Wade Piroutek
Philip High School FFA seniors took part in the National Western Stock Show in
Denver, Colo. Some of the events students participated in while there were the
stock show and rodeo, they toured the Budweiser factory, toured the Denver Zoo,
went to the Museum of Natural History and Imax, saw the Red Rock Amphithe-
atre, had supper at Casa Bonita, and went to the Sports Authority Field where
they toured the Broncos home stadium (shown). They also toured downtown Den-
ver. Students attending were, from left, Jamie Reimann, Shelby Schofield,
Thomas Doolittle, Gavin Snook, Carl Poss, Josh Quinn, Gunner Hook and Megan
Williams. Courtesy photo
FFA at Denver stock show
After months of travel and re-
cruiting, Dakota Wesleyan Univer-
sity football coach Ross Cimpl in-
troduced the Tigers’ first 33 re-
cruits for the 2013 season to the
DWU campus and Mitchell com-
munity Wednesday morning at a
signing day party at the Sherman
Center on the Dakota Wesleyan
Cimpl, who completed his first
season as head coach at Dakota
Wesleyan in 2012, said he was
looking to focus on the offensive
and defensive line positions as well
as defensive back, wide receiver,
running back and quarterback po-
sitions with this recruiting class.
The Tigers added 18 offensive play-
ers and 15 defensive players to
their roster with this first wave of
recruits, including five offensive
linemen and four defensive line-
Included in the list of recruits is
Cassidy Schnabel, a 6’0”, 180
pound senior at Philip High School.
“Since I started playing, it has
been a dream of mine to go on and
play college ball and now I can
make that dream a reality,” stated
A three-year starter and four-
time letter winner for the Scotties,
he recorded 180 career tackles, an
all-conference honorable mention
selection as a junior and senior,
also lettered twice in basketball
and once in track, and was a mem-
ber of the A honor roll for three
years. He is the son of Doug and
Nancy Thorson. Schnabel is still
undecided on a major, but will be a
DWU linebacker.
Of DWU’s first 32 recruits, 18
come from within the borders of
South Dakota. Four come from Cal-
ifornia, two each from Wyoming,
Nebraska and Texas and the rest
come from New Mexico, Minnesota,
Iowa, Arizona and Idaho. On the
offensive side of the ball, 11 are
skill position players, including five
wide receivers.
“This recruiting class has a large
number of guys who have the abil-
ity to make a significant contribu-
tion right away next fall,” said
Cimpl, who went 6-4 in his first
season as head coach. “I think the
overall talent in this class is one of
the best groups that we have ever
had by signing day. I think coaches
have done a tremendous job of ad-
dressing our needs and we have
guys who can fill those needs for us
Cimpl added that he is hoping to
add a few more names to the
Tigers’ 2013 roster, including more
defensive backs and both offensive
and defensive linemen.
Philip’s Cassidy Schnabel
recruited to DWU football
During halftime of the Philip
Scotties home basketball game Fri-
day, February 8, she was honored
as this year’s recipient of Philip’s
High School’s recognition of ath-
letic achievement. During early
February, sports educators,
coaches, athletic directors, recre-
ation directors, association mem-
bers, sponsors, students and par-
ents showed their support of the
National Girls and Women in
Sports Day. The South Dakota
High School Activities Association
sent certificates of athletic achieve-
ment to each school to be presented
to outstanding female athletes.
Iwan honored for girls
and women in sports day
Holly Iwan, left, was recognized for athletic achievement, in exempliying qualities
of excellence in sports skills, leadership, self discipline and perseverance. Pre-
senting the recognition was Karmen Marbry, Philip High School girls’ basketball
coach. Photo by Del Bartels
Each year, juniors at Philip High
School are encouraged to apply to
attend a Youth Business Adven-
ture leadership conference at ei-
ther Black Hills State University,
Spearfish, June 2-7, or University
of South Dakota, Vermillion, June
16-21. Applications must be turned
in to the high school guidance office
by February 25.
Three local businesses/organiza-
tions contribute for representatives
from Philip to attend. The cost per
student is $250. Often this is cov-
ered by donations from the First
National Bank in Philip (contribu-
tor for 30 years), Krofam Inc. (con-
tributor for 30 plus years) and the
Philip Chamber of Commerce (con-
tributor for 27 years).
YBA states that its mission is to
help South Dakota high school stu-
dents and teachers to better under-
stand the American private enter-
prise system and how business op-
erates within it. YBA also show-
cases the business opportunites in
South Dakota.
YBA is for juniors who want to
actively plan for a future in busi-
ness. YBA reminds students that
nearly every profession in America
is a business, that includes doctors,
lawyers, engineers, etc.
Jasper Diegel, YBA executive di-
rector, Pierre, said that there is no
limit to the number of students
who may attend from Philip. “We
ask students to speak about YBA to
other students in their schools and
their community. Students write
thank you letters to the business
sponsors to let them know about
their YBA experience,” stated
The 2013 agenda is still be final-
ized. In the past, small groups have
competed in product creation and
promotion, heard presentations by
local business owners and chief of
operations, created their own prod-
uct commercials, as well as other
corporate activities.
Youth Business Adventure
•Pinned Trevor Gress (HC) 4:12
285 lbs: Geoffrey DeVries, 4th
3-18 record
•Pinned by Tate Gress (HC) 2:13
•Pinned by Justin Pekron (HS) :13
Donnelly noted the change in
venue from Philip to Wall worked
well. “Everyone did a good job
pitching in,” he said. “Great sup-
port from all three communites.”
The Philip Invitational had been
rescheduled from January 11-12 to
the one day tournament. Since
there is no district action this year,
the date was open for Philip to fit
in their tournament.
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Region Wrestling
Saturday, February 16, 9:00 a.m.
at the Civic Center Ice Arena, Rapid City
Good Luck, Philip Area
Wrestlers, from these sponsors:
Back row (L-R): Student Mgr. Madyson Morehart, Asst. Coach Brandy Knutson, Clint Stout, Nick Donnelly, Logan Ammons, Grady Carley, Chandlier Sud-
beck, Head Coach Matt Donnelly, Asst. Coach Keven Morehart, Student Mgrs. Deserae Williams and Kelsie Kroetch. Middle row: Geoffrey DeVries, Raedon
Anderson, Reed Johnson, Lane Blasius, Chance Knutson, Gavin DeVries, Jed Brown. Front row: Paul Smiley, Kaylor Pinney, Keagan Fitch, Rance Johnson,
Bryan Letellier, Hunter Peterson, Trey Elshere, Preston Eisenbraun, Paul Kary. Photo by Deb Smith
Teams Competing:
Bennett County
Harding County
Hill City
Hot Springs
Philip Area
Potter County
Red Cloud
St. Thomas More
Stanley County
Sully Buttes
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Mann &
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859-2744 or 685-3068
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Auto, 400 miles,
full factory warranty …
sharp, sharp, sharp!
Philip League Bowling
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Sunday-Friday, 12 to 6 p.m. • Saturday, 12 p.m. to closing
The kitchen is open – we have orders to go!!
859-2430 • Philip
Monday Night Mixed
Handrahan Const .......................17-7
Dakota Bar..................................15-9
Shad’s Towing...........................14-10
Badland’s Auto..........................10-10
Bryan Buxcel....6-7-10 split; 242/576
Jennifer Reckling.........................130
Jackie Shull .................192 clean/534
Trina Brown..........................194/554
Tena Slovek..................................181
Connie Schlim..............................178
Matt Reckling.......................5-7 split
Tuesday Men’s Early
Philip Motor................................16-0
Peoples Market ...........................12-4
G&A Trenching.............................9-7
Philip Health Service ...................8-8
Kennedy Impl ...............................7-9
George’s Welding ........................4-12
Bear Auto....................................4-12
Kadoka Tree Service...................4-12
Tony Gould............................222/594
Cory Boyd.....................................572
Matt Schofield .....3-10 split; 224/571
Randy Boyd...........................231/567
Alvin Pearson ...5-7 & 6-7 splits; 523
Bill Stone......................................513
Colt Terkildsen .....................200/506
Earl Park......................................501
Ed Morrison .................................501
Steve Varner ................................500
Pat Berkimer..3-10 & 3-6-7-10 splits
Johnny Wilson...................2-5-7 split
Terry Wentz........................3-10 split
Dan Addison....................6-7-10 split
Wednesday Morning Coffee
(standing at the end of week 22)
Cutting Edge Salon ....................21-7
State Farm................................17-11
Bowling Belles ....................10.5-17.5
Jolly Ranchers ............................8-20
Charlene Kjerstad...............4-6 split;
.......................................181, 155/467
Kay Kroetch ..................169, 156/454
Shirley O’Connor ..................177/450
Christy Park..........................191/446
Donna Newman...........7-4-5 split x 2
Wednesday Night Early
Dakota Bar..................................16-4
Wall Food Center........................12-8
Morrison’s Haying ......................11-9
Just Tammy’s............................10-10
Dorothy’s Catering ...................10-10
Hildebrand Concrete ..................8-12
First National Bank ...................8-12
Chiefie’s Chicks ..........................5-15
Heather Nelson............................202
Ashley Reckling ....................187/480
Carrie Buchholz ...........................402
Brittney Drury.............................184
Kalie Kjerstad..............................325
Cindy VanderMay..........6-7-10 split;
Amy Morrison .......................178/502
Jackie Shull..................................479
Shar Moses...................................172
Kathy Arthur ...............................171
Linda Stangle .......................5-7 split
Annette Hand.......................5-7 split
Thursday Men
The Steakhouse ..........................17-3
Coyle’s SuperValu.......................15-5
O’Connell Const ..........................12-8
WEE BADD.................................9-11
A&M Laundry.............................8-12
West River Pioneer Tanks .........8-12
Dakota Bar..................................7-13
McDonnell Farms .......................4-16
Scott Brech............................200/540
Jason Petersen ...........3-10 split; 222
Nathan Kjerstad ........3-10 split; 213
Matt Reckling...............5-7 split; 208
Jack Heinz....................................553
Doug Hauk ............................205/550
Steve McDonnell ..........................205
Ronnie Coyle...............3-10 split; 203
Matt Schofield..............................204
Harlan Moos ......3-7-10 & 3-10 splits
Andrew Reckling ....3-10 & 2-7 splits
Jordon Kjerstad..................3-10 split
Dean Schulz........................3-10 split
Friday Nite Mixed
Randy’s Spray Service................17-7
Cristi’s Crew...............................15-9
Lee & the Ladies.........................15-9
Roy’s Repair ..............................13-11
King Pins...................................10-14
The Ghost Team...........................0-0
Jason Schofield .....................226/500
Theresa Miller.......................188/517
John Heltzel ..........................219/547
Tanner Norman...3-10 split; 205/530
Deanna Fees......................4-5-7 split
Cory Boyd .............................5-7 split
Lee Neville............................2-7 split
Brian Pearson.....................3-10 split
In the Pioneer Review’s Feb-
ruary 7 issue is a photo of a
Lady Scottie being fouled dur-
ing a Philip versus Oelrichs
basketball game. That Philip
player, wearing the #2 jersey
for that game, was Ellie Coyle.
Four points difference at the
final buzzer was enough for a close
defeat of the Philip Lady Scotties
basketball team by the Lyman
Raiders. Philip’s comeback attempt
was in Presho, Thursday, February
7. The Scotties are in District 14B,
while the Raiders are in District
The first quarter was a slow siz-
ing up of each team by the other.
Low scores were balanced with ball
passing and down-the-floor action.
The second quarter was a speed up
for the Raiders, but the Scotties
could only get one more point.
The second half began with
Lyman continuing its new pace,
while Philip put it in high gear to
try to make up for the second quar-
ter. The final quarter saw Philip
close in on their opponents, getting
within just four points before the
game was over.
1 2 3 4
Philip 3 4 17 28
Lyman 6 16 25 32
Field goals: Philip made 8, Lyman –
10/29 – 35%.
Free throws: Philip – 6/19 – 32%,
Lyman – 6/12 – 50%.
Three-point goals: Philip – 3/7 –
43%, Lyman – 2/12 – 17%.
Philip scorers: Madison Hand – 7,
Bailey Radway – 6, Holly Iwan and
Sam Johnson and Jordyn Dekker – 4
each, Hanna Hostutler – 2, Justina
Cvach – 1.
Lyman scorers: Anna Flitner – 17,
Haley Halverson and Ryan Gray – 5
each, Chesney Garnos – 3, Bailey Al-
mond – 2.
Rebounds: Philip – 32, Lyman – 32.
Leaders: Radway and Johnson – 7 each,
Iwan – 6, Dekker – 5, Hand and Hostut-
ler – 3 each, Krista Wells – 1.
Assists: Philip – 6, Lyman – 8. Lead-
ers: Wells – 3, Hand – 2, Iwan – 1.
Steals: Philip – 12, Lyman – 9. Lead-
ers: Iwan, Hand and Wells – 3 each,
Radway, Hostutler and Dekker – 1
Blocks: Philip – 10, Lyman – 3.
Leaders: Iwan, Hand, Radway and
Dekker – 2 each, Wells and Hostutler –
1 each.
Fouls: Philip – 17, Lyman – 21.
Turnovers: Philip – 23, Lyman – 22.
The Philip junior varsity again
played a tighter game, one that
ended in only a three-point differ-
ence at the end.
The first quarter, though only
part apart, belonged to the Lady
Scotties. The one-point lead was
still held by Philip come halftime.
The third quarter saw a tied 11-11
score. The final quarter had four
points being put in by the Scotties,
but seven being sunk by the
Raiders, for a close loss for Philip.
1 2 3 4
Philip 5 7 11 15
Lyman 4 6 11 18
Field goals: Philip – 7/35 – 20%.
Free throws: Philip – 1.
Three-point goals: Philip – 0/7 – 0%.
Philip scorers: Ellie Coyle – 4, Kaci
Olivier – 3, Brett Carley, Libbi Koester,
Ashton Reedy and Peyton DeJong – 2
Lyman scorers: Phoenix Choal – 5,
Courtney Anderson and Brooklyn Halver-
son – 4 each.
Rebounds: Philip – 22. Lyman – 30.
Leaders: DeJong – 6, Carley – 4, Katlin
Knutson – 3, Hostutler and Reedy – 2
each, Coyle, Koester and Cvach – 1 each.
Assists: Philip – 3. Leaders: Carley,
Hostutler and Knutson – 1 each.
Steals: Philip – 10. Leaders: Hostutler
and Knutson – 3 each, Reedy and De-
Jong – 1 each.
Blocks: Philip – 5. Leaders: Cvach – 2,
Knutson, Reedy and DeJong – 1 each.
Turnovers: Philip – 14, Lyman – 18.
The Lady Scotties will next play
Thursday, February 14, in White
River versus the Lady Tigers.
Lady Scotties squeezed by Raiders
The Philip Lady Scotties basket-
ball team played in Murdo against
the Jones County Lady Coyotes,
Tuesday, February 5.
1 2 3 4
Philip 5 10 25 31
Jones County 15 32 42 58
Field goals: Philip – 10/40 – 25%,
Jones County – 23/53 – 43%.
Free throws: Philip – 6/24 – 25%,
Jones County – 9/18 – 50%.
Three-point goals: Philip – 1/1 –
Philip scorers: Krista Wells – 10, Sam
Johnson and Jordyn Dekker – 6 each,
Holly Iwan – 5, Bailey Radway and Hanna
Hostutler – 2 each.
Jones County scorers: Madison
Mathews and Becky Bryan – 16 each,
Emily Nies – 11, Rachel Buxcel – 7, Paige
Venard – 6, Kalli Hespe – 2.
Rebounds: Philip – 23, Jones County –
36. Leaders: Iwan and Johnson – 5 each,
Radway – 4, Madison Hand – 3, Dekker –
2, Wells, Hostutler , Katlin Knutson and
Justina Cvach – 1 each.
Assists: Philip – 9, Jones County – 12.
Leaders: Radway and Johnson – 3 each,
Hand – 2, Iwan – 1.
Steals: Philip – 13, Jones County – 13.
Leaders: Hand – 4, Wells – 3, Iwan – 2,
Radway, Hostutler, Dekker and Ellie
Coyle – 1 each.
Blocks: Philip – 10. Leaders: Iwan,
Hand, Radway and Dekker – 2 each, Wells
and Hostutler – 1 each.
Fouls: Philip – N/A, Jones County – 18.
Turnovers: Philip – 24, Jones
County – 18.
The Philip junior varsity played
a close game, winning by just two
points. The first quarter saw a solid
start by the Lady Scotties, while
ended. The final quarter was the
highest scoring quarter of the
game, with both teams doubling
their third quarter scores. Before
the final buzzer, the Philip players
had stretched their lead to two
points for a very close win.
1 2 3 4
Philip 7 11 13 26
Jones County 2 10 12 24
Field goals: Philip – 8/42 – 19%, Jones
County – 23/53 – 43%.
Free throws: Philip – 4/NA.
Three-point goals: Philip – 2/8 – 25%.
Philip scorers: Knutson – 9, Hostut-
ler – 7, Coyle – 4, Brett Carley – 3, Ashton
Reedy – 2, Justina Cvach – 1.
Jones County scorers: Haley Booth –
10, Julie Joseph – 8.
Rebounds: Philip – 28. Jones County –
24. Leaders: Cvach – 8, Knutson – 7, Car-
ley and Olivier – 3 each, Peyton DeJong –
2, Coyle, Hostutler and Reedy – 1 each.
Assists: Philip – 6. Leaders: Knutson
and Cvach – 2 each, Carley and Coyle – 1
Steals: Philip – 15. Leaders: Hostutler
and Knutson – 4 each, Carley – 3, Coyle
and DeJong – 2 each.
Blocks: Philip – 10. Leaders: Cvach –
3, Hostulter and Knutson – 2 each, Coyle,
Reedy and DeJong – 1 each.
Turnovers: Philip – 15, Jones
County – 18.
Lady Scotties lose pace with Coyotes
Right, keeping
the Coyotes
under constant
pressure are
Philip’s Hanna
Hostulter (#21)
and Katlin
Knutson (#23).
The Philip Scotties boys’ basket-
ball team traveled to Wall to chal-
lenge the Eagles, Monday, Febru-
ary 4.
1 2 3 4
Philip 13 25 43 66
Wall N/A 33 N/A 79
The first half ended with an
eight-point lead in favor of the Ea-
gles. At game’s end, Philip was
trailing by 15.
Field goals: Philip – 14/38 – 37%, Wall
completed 18.
Free throws: Philip – 14/22 – 64%, Wall –
13/16 – 81%.
Three-point goals: Philip – 8/25 – 32%,
Wall sank 10.
Philip scorers: Tate DeJong – 20, Tristen
Rush – 16, Thomas Doolittle – 11, Nelson
Holman – 10, Gunner Hook – 5, Paul Guptill
and Quade Slovek – 2 each.
Wall scorers: Trevor Anderson – 29,
Tucker O’Rourke – 14, Lane Hustead – 10,
Tyler Peterson – 9, Clancy Lytle – 7, Laketon
McLaughlin – 6, Les Williams – 2.
Rebounds: Philip – 24. Leaders: De-
Jong – 13, Rush– 4, Hook – 3, Doolittle and
Guptill – 2 each.
Assists: Philip – 10. Leaders: Rush – 4,
Blake Martinez – 2, Holman, Doolittle, De-
Jong and Slovek – 1 each.
Steals: Philip – 13. Leaders: DeJong – 5,
Holman and Martinez – 3 each, Rush and
Doolittle – 1 each.
Blocks: Philip – 2. Leaders: Martinez and
Hook – 1 each.
Turnovers: Philip – 19.
Fouls: Philip – 14, Wall – 20.
The Philip junior varsity showed
no problem in winning their game.
A 10-point lead at the end of the
first quarter still remained a nine-
point lead at halftime. The third
quarter saw the Scotties expand
that margin to a fairly safe 15
points. The final quarter showed
mercy, with the Scotties sinking
only four more points, though al-
lowing the Eagles to gain four
Philip Scotties stopped by Wall Eagles
The Philip Scotties boys’ basket-
ball team hosted the Dupree
Tigers, Saturday, February 9. Due
to forecasted weather, the game’s
start time was changed from 5:00
p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The District 14 Scotties followed
the District 15 Tigers throughout
the game.
1 2 3 4
Philip 7 27 37 50
Dupree 26 54 66 96
Field goals: Philip – 16/52 – 31%, Dupree
completed 33.
Free throws: Philip – 6/9 – 67%,
Dupree – 18/27 – 67%.
Three-point goals: Philip – 4/10 – 40%,
Dupree completed 4.
Philip scorers: Thomas Doolittle – 12,
Tate DeJong – 10, Gunner Hook and Paul
Guptill – 8 each, Tristen Rush – 7, Quade
Slovek – 3, Kruse Bierle – 2.
Dupree scorers: Nate Widow – 30, Kash
Deal – 29, Trenton Pretty Weasel – 9, Seth
Longbrake – 8, Creighton LeBeau – 7, Jeffrie
Shaving – 6, Dayton Spiel – 4, Hosteen
Rave – 2, Rardy Anderson – 1.
Rebounds: Philip – 32. Leaders: De-
Jong – 7, Guptill – 6, Hook – 5, Rush, Doolit-
tle, Bierle and Slovek – 3 each. Nelson Hol-
man and Blake Martinez – 1 each.
Assists: Philip – 7. Leaders: Holman – 4,
Martinez – 2, Guptill – 1.
Steals: Philip – 1. Leader: Doolittle – 1.
Blocks: Philip – 1. Leader: Hook – 1.
Turnovers: Philip – 21, Dupree – 16.
Fouls: Philip – 21, Dupree – 16. Fouled
out: DeJong.
The Philip junior varsity not only
won their game, but was in the
lead at the end of each of the quar-
ters. The first quarter ended with
a one-point spread on favor of the
Scotties. That lead varied but
stayed within just a few baskets,
and Philip ended the game with a
four-point advantage over the
Dupree Tigers.
1 2 3 4
Philip 12 19 27 44
Dupree 11 13 24 40
Field goals: Philip – 18/48 – 38%.
Free throws: Philip – 8/13 – 62%,
Dupree – 4/10 – 40%.
Three-point goals: Philip – 0/1 – 0%.
Philip scorers: Wyatt Schaack – 10, Gup-
till – 8, Brody Jones, Gavin Brucklacher and
Ben Stangle – 6 each, Bierle – 5, Martinez –
2, Jacob Kammerer – 1.
Dupree scorers: Rave – 16, LeBeau – 11,
Anderson – 9, Kamden Clown –3, Paul Gar-
reaux – 1.
Rebounds: Philip – 26. Leaders: Bierle –
10, Schaack – 5, Guptill and Stangle – 4 each,
Jones, Brucklacher and Kammerer – 1 each.
Assists: Philip – 7. Leaders: Jones – 4,
Stangle – 2, Martinez – 1.
Steals: Philip – 9. Leaders: Jones and
Brucklacher – 3 each, Schaack – 2, Guptill –
Blocks: Philip – 2. Leader: Bierle and
Guptill – 1 each.
Turnovers: Philip – 15.
Fouls: Philip – 14, Dupree – 9.
The next game for the Philip
Scotties will be at Faith against the
Longhorns, Saturday, February 16,
starting at 4:30 p.m.
Scotties fall to Dupree Tigers
A slow start was turned around
by the Philip Scotties boys’ basket-
ball team against the visiting
Lyman Raiders, Friday, February
The Scotties got the tip-off, then
lost possession and watched the
Raiders sink a three-pointer to be
first on the scoreboard. Almost a
full minute into play, Philip got a
field goal of its own. They then
could not sink anything else until
two minutes remained in the quar-
ter, while Lyman racked up a 13-
point lead.
The first three minutes of the
second quarter saw an explosive
comeback by Philip, pulling up to a
16-19 score. With 1:50 still on the
first half clock, the Scotties
grabbed the lead 25-24, only to
watch a Lyman three-pointer go in
before the buzzer.
The third quarter was a teeter-
totter of scoring, with Philip more
often ahead. A Lyman player
wound up, the buzzer sounded as
the ball was going up, and the third
quarter ended with the Raiders
holding a one-point lead.
Ball possession kept changing
hands during the final quarter.
Philip reclaimed the lead, only to
lose it. From the five minute mark,
the Scotties kept the lead, barely
staying ahead of the Lyman bas-
kets. A 1:20 was still on the clock
when Lyman tied the game at 51-
51. After a timeout, Philip had pos-
session and 17 seconds to do some-
thing to try and win the game. A
Scottie player wound up, the
buzzer sounded and a three-point
shot found its mark ... only to have
the referees determine the buzzer
came before the shot left the
player’s hands. The game was tied.
Overtime, though, was anticli-
mactic. Philip owned the score-
board. Out of the four minutes of
play, Lyman could do nothing to
slow the Philip onslaught of field
goals and free throws. With only 28
seconds left, the Raiders finally
made one field goal. Philip kept up
its own scoring until the buzzer de-
clared a clear win for the Philip
1 2 3 4 OT
Philip 4 25 36 51 68
Lyman 17 27 37 51 53
Field goals: Philip – 18/38 – 47%, Lyman
completed 13.
Free throws: Philip – 11/21 – 52%,
Lyman – 16/17 – 35%.
Three-point goals: Philip – 7/18 – 39%,
Lyman completed 7.
Philip scorers: Nelson Holman – 18,
Tristen Rush – 15, Gunner Hook – 14,
Thomas Doolittle – 9, Tate DeJong and Paul
Guptill – 6 each.
Lyman scorers: Jaylen Uthe – 17, Eric
Terca – 12, Alec Terca – 6, Charlie
LaRouche – 5, Harley Hoogendoorn and Jae-
lani Uthe – 4 each, Emmitt Houchin – 3, Trey
Mundlien – 2.
Rebounds: Philip – 25. Leaders: Hook –
10, Rush and DeJong – 4 each, Holman – 3,
Doolittle and Guptill – 2 each.
Assists: Philip – 11. Leaders: Doolittle –
3, Blake Martinez, Holman and Rush – 2
each, DeJong and Quade Slovek – 1 each.
Steals: Philip – 11. Leaders: Holman,
Doolittle, DeJong and Guptill – 2 each, Mar-
tinez, Rush and Hook – 1 each.
Turnovers: Philip – 14.
Fouls: Philip – 16, Lyman – 21. Fouled
out: Philip – DeJong, Lyman – Houchin and
Jaelani Uthe.
The Philip junior varsity game
was a Scottie walk-away. The first
quarter produced a luxurious lead
for Philip, with Lyman holding
only four points. By halftime, the
Scotties showed a 21-point lead.
Philip had doubled Lyman, 42-21,
by the end of the third quarter. By
the final buzzer, the Scotties were
still almost doubled in score over
their opponents, for an easy win.
1 2 3 4
Philip 14 28 42 61
Lyman 4 17 21 32
Field goals: Philip – 21/48 – 44%, Lyman
completed 6.
Free throws: Philip – 13/21 – 62%,
Lyman – 11/16 – 69%.
Three-point goals: Philip – 2/6 – 33%,
Lyman completed 3.
Philip scorers: Ben Stangle – 12, Gup-
till – 11, Kruse Bierle – 10, Gavin Bruck-
lacher and Wyatt Schaack – 8 each, Jacob
Kammerer – 4, Brody Jones, Chase Wright,
Garrett Snook and Martinez – 2 each.
Lyman scorers: Mundlien – 9, James
Erikson – 6, Austin Eppard – 4, Korder
Cropsey – 3, Grayson Mitchell – 3, Houchin,
Devin Eppard and Jesse Schindler – 2 each,
Conrad Mohr-Eymer – 1.
Rebounds: Philip – 23. Leaders:
Schaack – 6, Guptill – 4, Bierle – 3, Ryan Van
Tassel and Martinez – 2 each, Jace Gian-
nonatti, Keegan Burnett, Jones, Brucklacher,
Stangle and Snook – 1 each.
Assists: Philip – 7. Leaders: Martinez,
Jones, Brucklacher, Stangle, Giannonatti
and Kammerer – 1 each.
Steals: Philip – 22. Leaders: Bruck-
lacher – 8, Guptill – 4, Jones, Giannonatti
and Kammerer – 2 each, Martinez, Bierle,
Schaack and Snook – 1 each.
Blocks: Philip – 5. Leaders: Bierle – 2,
Brucklacher, Guptill and Schaack – 1 each.
Turnovers: Philip – 20.
Fouls: Philip – 19, Lyman – 17.
Philip Scotties blast past
Lyman Raiders in overtime
holding their
Jones County
opponents to
just two points.
The first half
ended with
Philip holding
on to a lead of a
single point.
That one point
theme contin-
ued when the
third quarter
1 2 3 4
Philip 12 20 32 36
Wall 2 11 17 21
Field goals: Philip – 15/49 – 31%, Wall
completed 5.
Free throws: Philip – 6/9 – 67%, Wall –
2/3 – 67%.
Three-point goals: Philip – 0/3 – 0%,
Wall sank 3.
Philip scorers: Gavin Brucklacher – 10,
Guptill and Wyatt Schaack – 6 each, Mar-
tinez and Brody Jones – 4 each, Kruse Bierle,
Ben Stangle and Chase Wright – 2 each.
Wall scorers: Ben Lynn and Williams – 8
each, Carson Johnston – 3, Dusty Dartt – 2.
Rebounds: Philip – 29. Leaders:
Schaack – 6, Jones and Bierle – 5 each, Mar-
tinez – 4, Brucklacher, Guptill and Stangle –
2 each, Jace Giannonatti, Garrett Snook and
Keegan Burnett – 1 each.
Assists: Philip – 3. Leaders: Martinez,
Jones and Ryan Van Tassel – 1 each.
Steals: Philip – 16. Leaders: Bierle and
Jacob Kammerer – 3 each, Martinez, Bruck-
lacher and Guptill – 2 each, Jones, Schaack,
Stangle and Giannonatti – 1 each.
Blocks: Philip – 2. Leader: Bierle – 2.
Turnovers: Philip – 12.
Fouls: Philip – 7, Wall – 11.
Nelson Holman
Thursday, February 14, 2013 • The Pioneer Review •Page 13
Teams include:
•Philip •Wall
•Rapid City Christian
•New Underwood
Winner will represent District 14B at the Region 7 Tourney, Tuesday, Feburary 26th
District 14B Girls
Basketball Tournament
Monday, Feb. 18th at New Underwood
Tuesday, Feb. 19th at Wall
Thursday, Feb. 21st at SDSM&T
2013 Lady Scotties include, back row, left to right, Tyana Gottsleben, Ashton Reedy, Justina Cvach, Jordyn Dekker,
Katie Hostutler, Hanna Hostutler, Jenny Johnston; middle row, Ta’Te Fortune, Katlin Knutson, Madison Hand, Peyton
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Krista Wells, Megan Williams, Ellie Coyle. The Lady Scotties are coached by Karmen Marbry and assisted by Kory
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Hartmanns. Other than that, they
just settled in to enjoy the blizzard
over the weekend.
Max and Joyce Jones were in
Blunt last Friday to help with
Eastern Star Official Visit. They
had planned to be in the Black
Hills for more Eastern Star work
over the weekend, but it was post-
poned due to weather.
Shirley Halligan was in town for
an Altar Guild meeting Wednes-
day. Following the meeting, Shirley
joined Reta Lathem and Lila
Briggs for lunch in honor of Reta's
86th birthday. Happy birthday to
Reta. Saturday, Shirley and Laura
Hand traveled to Pierre to attend a
screening of "The Buffalo King," a
documentary film about James
"Scotty" Philip, produced and di-
rected by Justin Koehler, son of
Mike and Cindy Koehler of the
Midland area. Shirley said it was
excellent. The film has been en-
tered in several upcoming film fes-
tivals, and hopefully it will gain the
recognition it deserves. Following
is some information regarding
Scotty Philip, borrowed from "The
Buffalo King" facebook page. "Scot-
tish-born James (Scotty) Philip was
a successful rancher and promi-
nent cattleman. He served as
guide, scout, and dispatch rider at
Fort Robinson. In 1881, he began
ranching and soon became involved
in real estate, banking and politics
as well. Philip is credited with
helping to save the bison from ex-
tinction. His herd of 57 buffalo
grew to 900 and formed the basis
for several herds in the country, in-
cluding the herd now at Custer
State Park. Eulogized as "a man of
large stature, large plans and large
heart," Philip was one of the first
South Dakotans named to the Na-
tional Cowboy Hall of Fame." Con-
gratulations to Justin and others
involved in this project!
Kevin Neuhauser, Randy
Neuhauser, Mitch Norman, and
T.J. Gabriel attended a Masonic
Lodge meeting in Philip last
Wednesday evening. Friday, Kevin
caught a ride into Pierre, and he
and Mary attended a hockey game
before returning to the ranch. Mary
returned to her job in Pierre Mon-
day morning following our week-
end snowstorm.
Connie Hudson took son Avery to
Pierre Saturday so he could take
the ACT test. Avery is a junior at
Philip High School. Jon took son
Noah to a 4-H meeting and BB gun
practice Saturday at Kirley Hall.
Connie reported that there are two
new students at Cheyenne School,
bringing their total to 11 students.
There was a birthday party this
past weekend for Hailee Briggs,
four-year-old daughter of Chase
and Kelly Briggs. In honor of the
birthday, Chase and Kelly took the
kids swimming in Pierre. Happy
birthday to Hailee!
Ron and Helen Beckwith's
daughter, Lori, has spent the past
week at the ranch with her par-
ents. They traveled to Pierre Sat-
urday so Lori's sister, Rose Briggs,
could give her a haircut. They did-
n't stay in town long, because the
threat of bad weather made them
hurry back to the ranch. Ron has
been doing chores for Ben Doty
while Ben attended funeral serv-
ices for his grandfather. Ben works
for Lee Smith at the former Hamil-
ton and Harsha places. Friend Rick
Harter came from Rapid City to do
some goose hunting over the week-
end. Monday, neighbor Ben and
some of his friends from Wisconsin
were guests of Ron and Helen, and
they enjoyed a fish fry.
I was in Philip Thursday to make
preparations for an upcoming
Farm Bureau meeting. I then went
to Kadoka to visit my mother,
Letoy Brown. We took advantage of
the nice weather and paid a visit to
my aunt, Florence Hogen. Friday,
mom and I took care of some er-
rands, and mom kept a doctor's ap-
pointment at the Kadoka Clinic.
We also stopped in to visit the crew
at the Jackson County Courthouse,
where mom spent so many years
serving as the county treasurer. I
returned to the ranch Friday
This week, I am grateful for run-
ning water. When we lived in a
trailer house during the first year
or so of our marriage, it wasn't un-
usual to have frozen pipes. What a
pain that was. I got to thinking this
week about our ancestors who had
to haul every bit of water they
used. I've heard stories about how
the water was hauled in and
heated to do the laundry, then after
all the clothes were washed, that
same water was used to wash the
floor or whatever else needed
washing, and when the water was
too dirty to clean anything else, it
was dumped on the garden to help
the vegetables grow. The same
went for bath time, which usually
occurred once a week. The water
was heated and poured into a gal-
vanized tub, and family members
took turns taking a bath in the
same water. I'm sure the bath
water was a little cool and not too
clean by the time the last bath was
completed. After watching the
amount of water I use in this house
on a normal day, I think I could use
a lesson in conserving. It is some-
thing to think about. I am guilty of
taking our water for granted.
I hope all of you have a wonder-
ful week. Remember, Thursday,
February 14, is Valentine's Day.
But every day is a good day to let
your loved ones know how much
you care.
Moenville News
(continued from page 5)
by Elizabeth “Sam” Grosz
Community News Service
The four percent sales tax on
food items remains intact after a
proposal to cut it failed to make it
out of the House Taxation Commit-
tee recently.
The tax would have been de-
creased to zero percent, which
through a technicality, would have
allowed cities to continue charging
their one or two percent currently
in place.
Representative Marc Feinstein,
D-Sioux Falls, led the discussion,
noting that the approximate nine
percent of sales tax revenue
“shouldn’t be wagging the dog of 91
percent of revenue ... nine percent
is not that significant.”
This was the fifth year for this
attempt, but Feinstein noted that
the reasons it had been voted down
before “are no longer there.”
“We tax ... sales tax on baby food
and formula,” Feinstein said, “but
not for pigs and horses – that’s
Rep. Ray Ring, D-Vermillion,
and a retired college economics pro-
fessor, backed up Feinstein’s argu-
ment, noting 64,000 are in the bot-
tom 20 percent of income. Through
calculations, he noted that these
families should pay 30 percent of
their food bill, with the other 70
percent covered by food stamps. In
actual expense, he said, about half
of their food expense is covered by
food stamps and the other half they
would pay the tax.
Feinstein said for a family of
three, with a net income of $1,591
per month, or grossing $24,000 per
year, they would receive only $86
in food stamps.
“That is a lot less than the aver-
age of $312 per month” that is
touted in discussions, Feinstein
“We have an immoral tax sys-
tem,” commented Rep. Bernie Hun-
hoff, D-Yankton, adding “in South
Dakota we have the poorest of the
poor,” yet they are taxed for food.
The bill was resisted by the state
Department of Revenue, and the
Bureau of Finance and Manage-
ment. Officials said the state’s
broad tax base allows many to pay
a little without placing a large bur-
den on anyone. Those states with-
out sales tax on food, it was noted,
generally have another source of
money, such as Alaska with its oil
Despite the passionate support of
Democrats, their four votes were
the only ones cast to pass the bill,
while 10 voted to kill it. It was sent
to the 41st day, an action meant to
keep it from being brought up
again during this session.
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