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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 19
Volume 107
January 3, 2013
by Del Bartels
Duke Westerberg’s last day as
county executive director of the
Haakon/Jackson County Farm
Service Agency – United States De-
partment of Agriculture will be
January 3.
He described his future plans by
first saying that his brother-in-law
once said, “ ‘There is no flexibility
like not having a plan.’ I’ve always
liked that, and, right now, I’m
pretty flexible.”
It has been 33 years since West-
erberg successfully interviewed for
the position in Philip. Before that,
he graduated from Huron High
School and spent four years as an
aircraft mechanic in the United
States Air Force. He had graduated
from South Dakota State Univer-
sity in 1983 with a bachelor of sci-
ence in economics and in agricul-
tural business. Back then, the FSA
was the Agricultural Stabilization
and Conservation Service. It
merged with the Farmers Home
Administration in 1995 to become
today’s FSA.
Westerberg went through a six
month training program where he
visited offices across South Dakota.
“You visited other county FSA of-
fices, I guess, to pick the brains of
other FSA officers and their man-
agement styles,” said Westerberg.
Depending on the time of year, he
and his staff assist producers with
Conservation Reserve Program
bids, farm program sign up,
acreage reporting, non-insurance
crop assistance program, commod-
ity loans, emergency conservation
program, and many other govern-
ment programs.
“You don’t find any better people
anywhere, whether it’s working
with the staff or the ag producers,”
said Westerberg. He added, “They
can get by a lot better without me
than I can without them, and that’s
“It’s been a good run, it really
has, ups and downs like any job,
but it’s treated me really well,” said
Westerberg. “Kids think I need to
keep working somewhere and I
agree with them.” He will fill much
of his time with what he already
enjoys doing – video taping school
and community activities, using his
computer to edit the videos for in-
dividuals and for the school’s chan-
nel 19 broadcasts, and playing golf.
“I tell people that I don’t want to
quit working, I just want to quit
working for Uncle Sam,” said West-
“I like to harass my wife (Pat),
but I imagine my honey-do list is
going to get pretty long,” said West-
erberg. “I think she’s a little anx-
ious about it. I told her that her
paycheck is part of my retirement
plan – she didn’t think much of
Duke Westerberg
retires from FSA
On January 3, after 33 years, Duke Westerberg will be the former county executive
director of the Haakon/Jackson County Farm Service Agency – United States De-
partment of Agriculture. Photo by Del Bartels
Part of Wreaths Across America
The United Church’s confirmation class, their mentors, Pastor Kathy Chesney and several others visited the Black Hills Na-
tional Cemetery by Sturgis, Saturday, December 15, to participate in Wreaths Across America. Wreaths Across America is
a nationwide ceremony at national cemeteries to remember, honor and teach about the importance of remembering the
country’s military personnel. Shown, back row, from left: Deb Smith, Trew DeJong, Conner Dekker, Cynthia Finn, Jaslyn
Konst, Tom Finn, Payton Schoenhals, Nancy Neville, Kendal Hook and Britni Ross. Front: Melanie Morehart, Shay Hand,
Madyson Morehart, Molly Coyle, Pastor Kathy Chesney and Barb Bowen. Courtesy photo
by Nancy Haigh
Wrapping up 2012 was not as
easy as the Haakon County Com-
mission had hoped as they sought
a way to pay overages with not
enough money in the contingency
Support of the poor and mentally
ill took a toll on the county’s funds
throughout the year, as well as
motor grader repairs for the road
and bridge fund.
The county had $48,852 out of
$50,000 budgeted for the contin-
gency. Overages, which totaled
$51,043.24, occurred in the funds
for election ($544.34), commission-
ers ($3,028.66), court appointed at-
torney ($5,246.01), courthouse
($13,053.87), support of poor
($23,311.94), jail ($1,983.15), men-
tally ill ($3,247.64), Extension serv-
ice ($627.63), road and bridge
(18,138.02), and courthouse build-
ing ($26,441.84). All but road and
bridge and the courthouse building
fund would be paid from contin-
gency funds.
After more than an hour of work-
ing the numbers the board opted to
rescind the December payment al-
ready approved under the commis-
sioners fund to the South Dakota
Department of Legislative Audit in
the amount of $10,089. The re-
maining overages totaled
$48,014.52. The board approved to
transfer those fundings for the
other accounts.
The board approved the transfer
of $125,000 in opt out funds to the
road and bridge account which
would cover the $18,138.02.
The board approved a supple-
ment for the courthouse building
fund in the amount of $26,441.84.
This will cause the board to have a
negative balance at the beginning
for 2013, which they can be repri-
manded for by the Department of
Legislative Audit during the next
audit. A supplement must be run
as a legal advertisement twice be-
fore the funds are transferred.
Bruce Hintz from the Depart-
ment of Legislative audit reviewed
the recently completed county
audit. He noted that five of the nine
items noted last year had been im-
proved upon. Overall he noted that
it was a good audit with minor is-
sues noted.
One item that was wrong was a
resolution the county approved in
regards to the county putting in ap-
proaches and maintenance on pri-
vate driveways. He said that the
South Dakota Codified Law cited in
the resolution was wrong and it
was also going against state
statutes. He suggest the county re-
scind the resolution and follow
state law. Later in the meeting the
board followed this advice and re-
scinded the resolution.
A couple of the areas of concern
dealt with problems created by the
software the county auditor’s use
as well as poor communication
from the state regarding the bank
franchise money that is distributed
out to schools. He noted that the
school had been overpaid because a
wrong formula was used. This hap-
pened in several counties, Hintz
Another area of concern was that
surplus cash calculations were not
performed at the end of March and
September with them also being
submitted to the Department of
Legislative Audit. Hintz noted that
these dates reflect the times of typ-
ically large influxes of tax dollars.
In the past the calculations were
only done at the end of the year.
The board and Kenny Neville,
highway superintendent, discussed
which blades could possibly be sur-
plused. Commissioner Nick Konst
brought up either getting an ex-
tended warranty on the 2009
blades that keep breaking down or
trading them off. The other blades
include two purchased in 2004 and
one in 2003. The two 2009 blades
have averaged nearly three times
as much in expenses while under
warranty compared to the three
older blades. While they are under
warranty, not all costs such as
mileage, are covered.
Neville noted that if a piece
breaks down in one, the second
blade follows shortly on the same
location. He said Konst’s idea had
merit and agreed they either trade
them or get the extended warranty.
Konst had contacted Alex Kulesza
regarding the extended warranty
but has not received an answer yet.
The buy back option and resale
2012 wrapped up by Haakon Co. Commission
Some of the ladies of the Milesville Community Club toured the governor’s man-
sion in Pierre, Monday, December 10. This was the first year of tours of the new
mansion and only 500 tickets were offered to the public. The Milesville ladies re-
ported that there were 11 Christmas trees, all decorated in different themes,
even one in a rust color. The tour guests wore slippers provided for the occasion.
Shown, from left, are Joy Limacher, Linda Gebes, Ann Harty, Marcia Eymer, Gayla
Piroutek, Tina Staben, Janice Parsons and Donna Staben. Courtesy photo
Milesville women tour
governor’s mansion
by Del Bartels
The year end meeting of the
Philip City Council was held Fri-
day, December 28.
The city’s gross salaries for De-
cember, through the 30th, totaled
$32,127.69. The city’s percentages
of insurance, retirement and with-
holding added another $10,670.93.
After an executive session, the
council granted raises to city em-
ployees, with those raises ranging
from two to five percent depending
on the position.
Other bills pending totaled
$32,172.74. This included $7,965
for 540 sign posts from 3D Special-
ties, Inc.
Sales taxes for 2012 totaled over
$407,847, almost three percent
higher than from 2011. Since 2005,
yearly sales tax amounts have in-
creased, except for 2009 when they
dipped less than two percent.
The council approved the second
reading of Ordinance #2012-20,
Supplemental Appropriations Or-
dinance for unanticipated ex-
Evaluation and repair on the lift
station wet well will begin some-
time after the first of the year.
The South Dakota Department
of Transportation is hosting a
meeting January 15 in Pierre to
discuss the proposed sale of the
Canadian Pacific Railroad. The
Philip City Council has been in-
vited to be represented.
Mary Burnett with First Na-
tional Agency discussed insurance
updates on property, liability and
umbrella policies. The council will
get back to her on its wishes con-
cerning current value versus re-
placement costs for property items.
Mayor Mike Vetter was under the
opinion that most of the property
was underinsured.
An update was given on the
Wood Avenue/Walden Avenue
street improvement project. Plans
have been updated per a request by
the South Dakota Department of
Environment and Natural Re-
sources. Bid opening for Wood Av-
enue/Walden Avenue utility and
street improvement and E. Pine
Street/Wray Avenue overlay proj-
ects is scheduled for February 4 at
4:00 p.m.
The S.D. DENR’s on-site evalua-
tion report of the city’s water sys-
tem was the “same stuff they do
every three years,” said Vetter.
The council approved commer-
cial garbage hauler’s licenses for
2013 for Heartland Waste Manage-
ment and Waste Connections of
South Dakota doing business as
Walker Refuse. This approval is
contingent on the companies hav-
ing current landfill contracts.
The city’s drug and alcohol test-
ing contract services have been
awarded to the Sanford corpora-
tion, which has offices in Rapid
Approved building permits in-
cluded Ralph McQuirk for Dean
and David Fitzgerald to do sewer
repair/replacement and Ralph Mc-
Quirk for Tena Slovek to do emer-
gency sewer repair/replacement.
The council approved a combined
municipal election with the school
district election on the second
Tuesday in April, which will be
April 9, 2013. There will be only
one polling place, in room A-1 in
the Philip High School. City council
member seats up for election in
2013 are for Greg Arthur – Ward I,
Marion Matt – Ward II, and Jen-
nifer Henrie – Ward III. Petitions
can begin circulating no earlier
than January 25.
An annual pipeline safety emer-
gency response program is to be
held January 29 in Rapid City, and
Philip crew members may attend.
The annual South Dakota Mu-
nicipal League Days at the Legisla-
ture will be February 5-6 in Pierre.
The next regular council meeting
will be Monday, January 7, at 7:00
p.m. in the Haakon County Court-
house community room.
Philip City Council
completes 2012
Members of the Philip High School family and consumer science class cut, sewed
and decorated 140 Santa socks, which were delivered by Santa Claus and his
elves to students at school prior to Christmas break. Socks could be ordered with
various color and design choices and with candy or coal. Pictured, from left, are
Colton Alfrey, Joseph One Skunk, Keegan Burnett as Santa, and Ellie Coyle.
Courtesy photo
Santa brings candy to
some, coal to others
amounts on the other machines
was discussed. The longer the
county holds on to the blades, the
lower the amount they’ll receive
The board appointed Terry
Deuter to another four year term
as veterans’ service officer for
Haakon County.
Sheriff Fred Koester updated the
board on an incident that hap-
pened December 4 regarding a gun
being discharged in the courthouse.
Koester stated that in the process
of Deuter discussing gun safety
with newly hired Deputy Sheriff
Seth Marbry, he inadvertently
jacked a round into the chamber.
prior to firing the gun into the wall.
Koester noted that Deuter believed
the gun to be emptied of bullets.
Koester stated that Philip Chief
of Police Kit Graham compiled a re-
port on the incident.
They also approved warrants
and a memorandum of understand-
ing with South Dakota State Uni-
versity for the 4-H advisor position.
The board entered into executive
session for 25 minutes to discuss
personnel matters. No action was
The board will meet in regular
session Tuesday, January 8 at 1:00
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Lookin’ Around by Syd Iwan
What does it take to be “cool”
these days, or “with it?” This tends
to change with the generations so
it’s sometimes hard to keep up. My
observations of young people seem
to indicate that guys need to wear
loose-fitting pants hung low, outra-
geously expensive tennis shoes,
and baggy shirts. An occasional
piercing of an ear or something
might help too. Gals are prone to
having multiple piercings, not only
of the ears but maybe of an eye-
brow, cheek, lip, nose, or even
tongue. Neither are the girls into
loose clothing that much. Hair
style has something to do with
things too, but I can’t quite nail
down the details of that. I do some-
times notice dye jobs in bright col-
ors and that may include several
colors on one head of hair. It can be
attractive or occasionally just
highly noticeable.
Personally, I gave up trying to be
cool years ago. It never mattered
much to me. I didn’t want to stand
out as someone really strange, but
neither did I have patience enough
to spend much time dealing with
my appearance. If I was covered in
the right places and wearing warm
clothes in the winter and cool ones
in the summer, that was good
enough. I recall that in high school
the boys all wore their shirtsleeves
a certain way. This involved the
sleeves being unbuttoned and
folded up just so many times. I had
trouble getting the hang of that
and discontinued the practice be-
fore long. Butch haircuts were all
the rage for a while, and I had one
until I tired of the butch-wax that
made them stand up properly.
That was nasty stuff and often got
spread to caps and pillows. It was
even hard to get off the hands after
application to the hair.
I’ve always really liked the looks
of some sunglasses, especially the
ones that are mirror-like. Unfortu-
nately, I wear regular glasses full
time which complicates matters.
The sunglasses you clip on are not
attractive. If you have prescription
sunglasses, then you have to carry
a spare pair of plain ones around
for inside. When I wore contacts for
a while, I thought, “Aha, now I can
wear nifty sunglasses” and bought
an expensive pair. They proved te-
dious and have just ridden around
in the glove box of the car for years.
Practically speaking, my eyes
aren’t bothered much by strong
light so they don’t need shades. If
the light is too bright, I squint a
bit. If it isn’t, I don’t. So much for
Snazzy cars have always been
popular with guys, and I like look-
ing at them. I’ve only had one ve-
hicle that could be considered
snazzy, and that was a blue and
white mustang. I loved that car
right up until the time I crashed it
into the back of a pickup that
didn’t stop at a stop sign. Since
then, my vehicles by necessity
have been more practical. Frankly,
I prefer taller vehicles now where
I don’t feel like my rear is dragging
on the ground. This would include
my red ranger pickup that suits me
well. It is somewhat “sporty” but
not the rage amongst the general
public. It does have four-wheel
drive which comes in extremely
handy when you often travel un-
paved roads such as the thirteen
miles of those we have getting to
town from the ranch.
Outward appearances, of course,
can not compensate for a marked
lack of goods on the inside. You can
be as cool as Tom Cruise or some
other movie star and still not be
much as far as a human being. In
fact, those who spend a whole lot of
time trying to look good can some-
times be proud, callous, or shallow
on the inside and much more con-
cerned about having fun than ac-
complishing anything of merit. As
a result, my definition of “cool” is
someone who is pleasant, kind and
helpful. If they are also nice to look
at, that’s a plus but not a necessity.
In our church, we currently have
a number of people who are getting
right up there in years—some even
in their nineties. They all keep
themselves looking fine, but
they’ve long since quit worrying
about being cool. They are, how-
ever, very good people and simply
shine as far as I’m concerned.
Their concerns tend to be more
about how they can help other
folks and be useful instead of what
others can do for them. This sets a
good example for the rest of us. I
hope we can measure up even if we
don’t wear sunglasses or drive a
snazzy car. Measuring up would be
really cool.
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7-1-12: Driving Under Influence, 1st offense: Gregory Wom-
ack, Philip; fined $1,168.00. Failure to Make Proper Stop at
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fees at $50 per month, starting 10-3-12 and cost of blood tests of
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8-3-12: Following Too Closely: Karla Stimson, Watertown;
fined $120.
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Quinn; fined $120. Conditions: 1) Pay fine and costs, including
any blood test costs if application; and 2) Work and National
Guard permit authorized.
7-7-12: Unauthorized Use of Vehicle by Restricted Licensee:
Travis Lee Mittleidor, Bismarck, ND; fined $120.
9-5-12: Speeding Other Roadways: Mary Lou Austin, Ellicott
City, MO; fined $145.
Petty Theft, 2nd Degree, $400 or less: Tammy J. Williams,
Midland. Dismissed.
In with the new ... by Del Bartels
Slow was a kind euphemism for how the old man inched down the
hall of the nursing home. Members of his family were either walking
beside and behind him, already chit-chatting in his room, or still ar-
riving through the entrance and lobby. All were there to show him
(dad – grandpa – great-grandpa) his first great-great-grandchild.
He was greeted by each individual. Some gave hugs, some gave hand-
shakes, some grandly waved over the heads of everyone else. His mem-
ory was not what it used to be, but sometime during the visit he called
each person by their name and related something about them. Some
had childhood nicknames that their own children hadn’t ever heard;
and those stories had to be related to the incredulous kids. Some had
scars, mostly faded now to being almost gone, from embarrassing or
heroic incidents. Those stories, too, were made even more grand by the
old man in their telling.
The morning was interrupted by lunch, but the conversations never
lagged, and the afternoon continued on. The new baby was not forgot-
ten. Nap, feeding, nap, diaper change, nap – all happened. The old
man, though, was having his day. Yes, he was growing weary. Of
course, he was going to shake it off. Tomorrow he would rest. Someone
brought out a photo album, which reminded someone else and they
went to get their album. Some of the younger kids busied themselves
by eating brought-in pizza, or playing personal video games, or dozing,
but one ear was always open for a story or joke that would catch their
attention. One dozing kid flopped his arm at a teasing touch from an
uncle, and plopped his hand into a bowl of shaving cream. Everybody
howled with laughter, and nobody else napped.
Then, the conversation sombered. Those who were not there were re-
membered. A car accident, a military incident, a divorce ... losses were
felt, and had their own stories. Supper was a welcome break.
Someone started the inevitable, and cameras came out of seemingly
everyone’s pocket or purse. After silly photos of a niece laughing hard
enough to spew pop out of her nose, of an aunt glaring at someone over
a too-close-to-home joke, of a nephew caught by a peck on the cheek
under a hand-held mistletoe, of ... then the great-great-grandchild was
placed in the old man’s arms for serious, posed pictures.
He had held so many children and grandchildren. Still, this one
seemed so new. It would grow. Over the years it would be so many
things ... and one day even be similar to the old man now holding it.
His lip first quivered, then grinned, and smiled, and then beamed so
grandly that his eyes moistened up. The tiny tyke wiggled to get more
comfortable, and settled down with its eyes fixed on the old man.
Yes, father time and the new year were together. In the grand
scheme of things, it would be for just a little while, but, they were to-
gether now, just like they always seem to be and always should be.
The annual Christmas piano recital by the students instructed by Nancy Neville
was held Sunday afternoon, December 16, at the United Church. Though usually
Neville’s classes are held September through May, there are practices before the
Christmas concert and then practicing begins for the elementary school music
contest held in April. Back row, from left: John Daly, Tyshia Ferguson, Jasmine
Ferguson, Anna Belle McIlravy and Brett Daly. Front: Ethan Ferguson, Reghan
Bloomquist, Neville, and McKenna McIlravy. Courtesy photo
Christmas piano recital
The National Family Partner-
ship has announced the winners of
the 2012 National Red Ribbon
Photo Contest “The Best Me Is
Drug Free.” The nation’s oldest and
largest drug prevention campaign
reaches more than 80 million peo-
ple nationwide every year since
This year, families got involved
by entering a contest to promote
awareness in their neighborhoods
and win a drug prevention grant
for their schools. “As schools across
America celebrated Red Ribbon
Week, our contest helped students
take the message home,” said
Peggy Sapp, NFP’s volunteer pres-
ident. “By entering the contest and
decorating their homes together,
families carried the message to
their communities.”
Students from throughout the
United States entered the contest
by decorating their homes together
with their parents – mailboxes,
front doors and fences. Parents up-
loaded photos to www.RedRibbon
.org, then friends and family voted
and the entries with the most votes
won. Andi (eight), Ana (11), and
Emma (13) Stone from Kadoka,
S.D., won a $1,000 drug-prevention
grant for their school and an iPad
for their family.
The DEA co-sponsored this
year’s national Red Ribbon Week
contest. DEA Administrator
Michele M. Leonhart said, “Red
Ribbon Week® is also when we
honor DEA Special Agent Enrique
‘Kiki’ Camarena, who made the ul-
timate sacrifice to keep our com-
munities safe.”
In 1985, after the murder of Ca-
marena, parents, youth and teach-
ers in communities across the
country began wearing red ribbons
as a symbol of their commitment to
raise awareness of the destruction
caused by drugs.
Sapp said, “We received so many
wonderful entries from across the
United States and an outpouring of
support with over 140,000 votes.
We are so happy for the winning
families who will receive an iPad
for themselves and $1,000 for their
“The contest helped us talk to
our children about drug preven-
tion,” said mom, Kristie Stone.
"Kids in the neighborhood had lots
of questions and we explained why
we were decorating with the theme
for Red Ribbon Week.” Said
Kadoka Area Superintendent
Jamie Hermann: “We appreciate
Red Ribbon Week every year be-
cause it brings focus to the issues
facing America’s youth. It gives us
an opportunity to address a sensi-
tive subject in a time-frame where
everyone understands that it is
okay to talk about it. We are very
excited for the Stone family and the
opportunity this will afford our
school to address concerns with
drugs that our youth are facing.”
Kadoka’s Stone children
win national photo contest
United Blood Services announces
a community blood drive to stock
hospitals’ shelves for this year’s flu
season as well as the post-holiday
The drive runs through 10:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Janu-
ary 8, at the Bad River Senior Cit-
izen’s Center in Philip.
The blood drive comes at a criti-
cal time. Blood can be stored for
only 42 days and the blood that is
donated during the next few weeks
will save the lives of patients who
are in the hospital or receiving
medical treatments after the holi-
day season.
Those who plan to donate blood
must be healthy. “If somebody has
flu symptoms, we ask that they
wait to donate until they are 100
percent recovered,” said Lori Lieb-
man, United Blood Services donor
recruitment director. The blood
center has been getting many ques-
tions regarding flu shots and blood
donations. If you have received a
flu vaccine, there is no need to wait
to donate blood. You can receive
the shot and still donate blood later
that day.
Potential donors can make an
appointment to give at www.unit-
edbloodservices.org or by calling
Jen Schriever at 685-8010 or 859-
3312. Donors receive a free choles-
terol test. Volunteer blood donors
must be at least 16 years old, weigh
at least 110 pounds and be in good
health. Additional height/weight
requirements apply to donors 22
and younger, and donors who are
16, or 17 in certain ares, must have
signed permission from a parent or
Blood drive January 8
Two South Dakota Highway Pa-
trol vehicles were struck Thursday
morning, December 27, by other ve-
hicles as troopers responded to
traffic issues during snowfall that
created slippery roadway condi-
tions on highways in the Sioux
Falls area.
Trooper Dave Knutson was as-
sisting on a call for service on In-
terstate 29 when another vehicle
lost control and struck the back of
his patrol vehicle. There were no
Trooper Jason Husby was travel-
ing northbound at reduced speed
on I-29 when a southbound vehicle
lost control, slid across the median
and struck the left rear of the pa-
trol vehicle. There were no injuries.
Both crashes happened shortly
after 10:00 a.m.
Two years ageo, Knutson was in
a vehicle that was struck by an-
other motorist. After that incident,
Knutson was one of three Highway
Patrol troopers who described
being struck on the highway, as
part of a campaign to make the
traveling public aware of the
state’s move over law.
“The purpose of the law is to pro-
tect troopers and other emergency
responders who are out there try-
ing to help other citizens,’’ said
Major Randy Hartley of the S.D.
Highway Patrol. “We’re asking the
public to, please, watch for the
amber lights, and when you see
them, slow down and move over to
Two highway patrol cars hit – stresses move over law
give our people a chance to do their
job. You can help keep us all safe.’’
The law requires motorists to
move over and slow down when
passing any vehicle displaying
amber or yellow flashing signal
lights. The law is intended to pro-
tect vehicles stopped on the shoul-
der of roadways from being hit by
passing vehicles. Protected vehicles
include law enforcement, emer-
gency response vehicles, service ve-
hicles and any motorist exper- ienc-
ing mechanical troubles.
On interstates and other high-
ways with two or more lanes trav-
eling in the same direction as the
stopped vehicle, motorists ap-
proaching must merge into the
lane farthest from the stopped ve-
hicle and proceed with caution. On
two lane highways, motorists must
slow to a speed at least 20 miles
per hour less than the posted speed
limit. If the posted speed is 20 mph
or less, motorists must slow to five
A violation of the move over law
is a Class 2 misdemeanor, punish-
able by a fine of $200 and/or 60
days in jail.
Thursday, January 3, 2013 • The Pioneer Review •Page 3
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Private Pesticide Applicator
Meetings Start This Week
Private Pesticide Applicator
Certification Training meetings
start on Friday, January 4th at
two locations in South Dakota, and
continue at a steady pace until late
March. At this time, 45 meetings
are planned to be held across the
state, with a few additional meet-
ings possibly remaining to be
The full listing of Private Pesti-
cide Applicator Certification meet-
ings can be found on the SDSU
Pesticide Applicator Training web-
site: http://sdstate.edu/ps/exten-
sion/pat/pat-county-dates.cfm. Ad-
ditional information can be found
at http://igrow.org.
There are three options to be-
come certified or re-certified. 1. At-
tend a three-hour recertification
meeting. 2. Pick up the open-book
home-study exam and reference
materials at your local Extension
Office or Regional Extension Cen-
ter or, 3. Take the Private Applica-
tor exam on-line at the Depart-
ment of Agriculture’s website:
http://apps.sd.gov/doa/pwt/. Re-
gardless of the method you choose
to certify or re-certify; you must
bring a government-issued, photo
Snow and Winter Wheat
It is well known that winter
wheat has a much better chance of
survival if it goes into the winter
with good soil moisture. That was
far from the case in the fall of
2012, when a large percentage of
the winter wheat in South Dakota
was planted into dry soil.
As reported earlier this fall,
many areas received small
amounts of moisture via rain
and/or snow, which caused some of
the wheat to sprout, but little ac-
tually emerged. That marginal
amount of moisture may play a
major role in whether wheat fields;
or plants within wheat fields sur-
vive the winter. Wheat has been
known to take on moisture, swell,
and even produce a small sprout,
then dry out, and “re-germinate”
when adequate soil moisture re-
turns. There is a point however,
where the sprout grows too large
to survive after drying out, and
that point is not well defined.
For wheat plants that were still
viable going into the recent cold
spell, the snow received by much of
the state in the past weeks may
allow it to hang on. Even a few
inches of snow can protect the ten-
der wheat plants a few inches
below the soil surface. The auto-
matic weather station at Leola, SD
reports that most of the low tem-
peratures were below zero over the
past week, and the high tempera-
ture for the day hovered near 10
degrees F. While this was going
on, the lowest soil temperature at
the 2” depth was 21 degrees F, well
above the 0-5 degrees that prop-
erly “hardened off” winter wheat
can withstand. What soil temper-
atures these barely sprouted win-
ter wheat seedlings can withstand
remains to be seen, but may not be
as low as well established and
properly hardened off plants.
As spring approaches, winter
wheat producers will want to as-
sess the status of their crop and
contact their crop insurance agent
if evidence of winterkill becomes
1/04: Private Applicator Certifi-
cation meeting (PAT), 1:00 p.m.
MST, Sr. Citizens Ctr, Philip
1/9: Ag CEO, 5:30 p.m. CST,
Winner Regional Extension Cen-
ter, Winner
1/11: PAT, 1:00 p.m. MST, Li-
brary Learning Center, Martin
1/14: PAT, 1:30 pm CST/12:30
pm MST, Pierre, Winner, Lemmon
& Rapid City Regional Extension
1/15: PAT, 1:00 p.m. CST, Fire
Hall, Presho
1/16: Ranchers Workshop, 9:30
a.m. CST, SDSU Regional Exten-
sion Center, Winner
Extension News
by Bob Fanning
Field Specialist, Winner
Regional Extension Center
May you open the New Year with
safety, happiness and health.
George and Sandee Gittings,
Kinsey and Kelsey Gittings had
supper in Philip Friday evening.
Friday after getting the mail,
Tony Harty visited at the L.D. Hair
home then went out for coffee. That
evening, he attended the double-
header basketball game between
Philip and Kadoka.
Winter began Friday, December
21. Early morning, Bill got a phone
call from the doctor in Rochester,
setting up a date for him to return
for testing and more. Carol Solon
came by with some pictures in the
afternoon. It was an early day for
news to the paper, hope I got it
there quick enough.
Saturday, Tony Harty visited
L.D. and Shirley Hair before they
went to Interior for a visit. He had
coffee out.
Jessica Gittings and Daniel
spent Saturday afternoon at the
George and Sandee Gittings home.
They and Kelsey were busy making
cookies. George Gittings attended
the Philip Livestock Christmas
party Saturday evening. Kelsey
and Kinsey Gittings attended the
movie in Philip Saturday evening.
Roxie Gittings arrived at the
George Gittings home later in the
evening to spend a week at home.
Saturday, I made a trip to Philip
to do some shopping and visited
with Shirley Parsons, Theresa
Clements and Dolly Blucher. Bill
was busy in the card room. The
card room in the back of the senior
citizen’s center is a cozy retreat for
the fellows to enjoy visiting and
keeping the mind sharp, trying to
outwit the other players.
Tony Harty attended church
Sunday, then went out to dinner.
He was on his way to visit at the
Herber ranch later in the afternoon
and had vehicle problems. And
wouldn’t you know it, there was no
phone service, so he sat in the cold
van hoping someone would happen
by to rescue him. Finally along
came help, he got jump started and
made it to Herbers where he
needed a little mechanical help, an-
tifreeze was added, battery cables
cleaned and all seemed to be well,
but to be on the safe side his trip
back home was followed by others
going into Kadoka.
Jessica Gittings and Daniel were
out to the George Gittings’ home
for an early Christmas Sunday.
Sunday after church, Bill and I
went to Philip for lunch. We joined
Jeanette Burnett. Leonard Konst
met us at the bowling alley for a
Kelsey and Kinsey Gittings left
for Iowa early Monday morning.
Roxie and Sandee Gittings were in
Wall Monday afternoon having a
"girl's" day.
Monday, Tony Harty popped the
hood again on his van and did a lit-
tle more to be sure it was going to
be road worthy. He went out for
coffee and visited at the Hairs
checking to see how Shirley was.
She’d been a little under the
weather. He attended Christmas
Eve services that night.
Don and Vi Moody spent the
Christmas week at their ranch and
enjoyed visiting around and about.
They attended the candlelight serv-
ice Christmas Eve at the United
Church in Philip and then were
guests at Duane and Joan Bes-
sette's home for oyster stew and
other homemade goodies for a cozy
and fun visit. They had fun finding
various locations of interest on the
computer using "Google Earth."
Ralph and Cathy Fiedler spent
Christmas Eve in Spearfish at Don
and Lynette Klumb’s, along with
Eric and Sherry Hanson and fam-
ily, Lorene Klumb, Derek, Renee’
and Jazmin Schmacher and Ayden
Klumb. Christmas Day, Cathy
worked and then she and Ralph
went to the Hanson home for sup-
per. Guests there were the Don
Klumb family and Quinn, Sue and
Shannon Regan. Sherry opened her
birthday gifts, everyone enjoyed ice
cream cake for her birthday before
the party ended.
Tuesday morning early, Christ-
mas Day, Tony Harty put a smoked
turkey in the oven to warm up,
then was on the road to Valentine,
Neb., to visit his sister, Theresa
and Rodney Hockenbary and enjoy
the day with them and their ex-
tended family. He returned home
that evening.
Bill and Shirley Buls joined
George and Sandee Gittings and
Roxie Gittings for a seafood dinner
Christmas Day. Cards were played
and much visiting was enjoyed dur-
ing the afternoon and evening.
Bill and I made a Christmas run
to Rapid City to help a person from
the nursing home enjoy the day
with his family. Thanks to Don and
Vi for letting us hang out at their
place while we waited. In the after-
noon, our grandson, Zack Seager,
and Ryder came by for a visit in
Kadoka. They spent Christmas Eve
at the home of Casey Seager in
Philip and were on their way back
to Rapid.
Christmas Day, Don and Vi
Moody had a Hawaiian dinner with
barbecue ribs and all the trim-
mings, staying warm and cozy at
home and enjoying their holiday
decorations and many phone visits
from friends and relatives near and
far. Meanwhile, Bill and Marsha
relaxed at Don and Vi's home in
Rapid Valley while killing a little
time before they started back to
Kadoka with the mini-van.
The end of the week brought a
little snow to the Philip and
Kadoka area, but the temperatures
warmed up into the 20s so it was
fairly comfortable. Don and Vi
Moody took a drive around the
ranch Wednesday afternoon in
their six-wheel JD Gator – which
the cattle don't really recognize yet
as ranch friendly. They had high
heads up for a bit as this weird ma-
chine rode the creek trails. Vi said
they saw lots of wildlife including
grouse, pheasants, deer and one
Wednesday afternoon, daughter
Shelley Seager, Sutton, Neb.,
pulled into Kadoka and unloaded
things that need to make it to
Sioux Falls. That little PT Cruiser
is a real pack horse. It was like
Santa’s sleigh when she popped
open the back hatch. We will be
carrying some, so she has room for
grandson Ryder Seager to go with
her to Sioux Falls. She went on to
Rapid City for a few days of visiting
at the Zack Seager home.
Tony Harty had coffee and lunch
out Wednesday and visited at the
L.D. Hair home. L.D. and Shirley
had to make a trip to Rapid with
their cat, that was very sick. Cat is
doing better now.
George Gittings went to Rapid
City Thursday to keep an appoint-
ment. Roxie Gittings, Jessica Git-
tings and Daniel went as far as
Mitchell Thursday afternoon before
coming back home. Daniel was sup-
posed to go to his dad's for a time,
but weather stopped that.
I was the driver for the Haakon
County Prairie Transportation van
Thursday morning with a trip to
Rapid City. It was snowing off and
on during the day, but the roads
proved to be pretty clear. Tony
Harty and Carol Solon were visi-
tors at our place with Bill.
“We are like trees. We must create
new leaves, new directions, in order
to grow.” Daysies
Betwixt Places News
by Marsha Sumpter • 837-2048 • bilmar@gwtc.net
I hope that you all had a very
Merry Christmas and will enjoy a
great New Year 2013.
Lloyd and Marianne Frein had
all their family home for Christ-
mas: Tadd Moriarty, Chicago,
Vance and Anissa and Donavon
Moriarty, Manhattan, Kan., Pat
and Amanda and Brodie Moriarty,
Rapid City, Bruce and Laura Pot-
ter, Lisa and Wyatt, Brandon, S.D.,
Jacob and Melisa Frein, Colt and
Carson, Rapid City, Ian Moriarty,
Rapid City, and Mikal and Rian
Rasnisson and Graham, Des
Moines, Iowa.
Marianne’s two sisters from
Philip, Diane and Jill, and Jill’s
friend, Gina Thorson, all from
Philip, also enjoyed Christmas at
Frein’s. Gina works with Jill at the
grocery store. Several of the family
(about 13 of them) drove up to New
Underwood December 23 and had
dinner with Jim Moriarty. They re-
ported that Jim is doing well and
enjoys company.
Bob Thorson and finacée Jodi
were at home for Christmas. Jodi’s
parents, who are staying here for
an extended visit, and Jodi’s son,
Scott, and Abbie Fitzgerald and
Jessica were home for the day also.
Phillis spent Christmas at
Spearfish with Coral and family
and Bill. Phillis is staying there for
part of the winter. Jodi’s son, Scott,
is working in North Dakota near
the oil fields. He is an electrician
and they are building lots of hous-
ing there. Jodi said that they take
her folks to Wall on Thursdays to
play bingo. Bob likes to take Thurs-
days off from his mail route. They
are also planning to go to the New
Year’s Eve day dance at the nurs-
ing home where Carstensens will
be playing. I haven’t heard if any-
one else is playing with them.
I visited Dorothy Urban in the
nursing home and Jean Burns and
Al Brucklacher, who were in the
hospital. Jean was expecting to get
home for Christmas and Al had al-
ready been dismissed. So, I stopped
out at Brucklachers and they had
people there doing some business.
John Brucklacher, who was also
there, came out to the pickup for a
visit with me. He said he was visit-
ing at his folk’s and planned to
leave Friday to be home for Christ-
mas with his family.
Christmas Day guests at the
Loren and Rose Kiel home were
Matt and Brenda and Holly Pates,
Piedmont Meadows Drive in the
Black Hills, their son, Derrik
Pates, Rapid City, and their niece,
Kari Pates, Pierre. Kari is the
daughter of Mark and Phyllis
Pates, of rural Brookings area.
She had spent Christmas Eve with
Matt and Brenda. Rose had fixed
the traditional Norwegian lutefisk
meal, also having Swedish meat-
balls. After dinner, they were all
entertained by nine-year-old Holly
playing some Christmas music on
the piano and also on her guitar.
Rose and Loren also played some
with their guests gathered around
the piano singing. Loren mentioned
that he and Rose had been at the
Matt Pates home for Thanksgiving.
Vicki Eide went to Rapid City,
Thursday, December 27, to meet
Carla and bring Kiley and Taegan
home with her so they could spend
their Christmas vacation here with
their grandparents. The Eide fam-
ily will celebrate their Christmas
and New Years together January 3.
Carla was unable to get away till
The Ramsey families all gath-
ered at Bart and Marcy’s for
Christmas with Bart’s brothers,
Gary, Amber and Taylor Ramsey,
Colestrip, Mont., and Doug and
Phyllis Ramsey and their daugh-
ter, Michelle and Nick McDonald,
Sundance, Wyo., Bart and Marcy’s
daughter, Kara and Brook Parent
and four children, Minneapolis,
Minn., their son, Chad, Paulette
and Charlee, Philip, Bart’s parents,
Cliff and Rita Ramsey, Marcy’s
parents, Russ and Vi Olney, and
Marcy’s brother, Rusty Olney, and
friend, Laurie, all of Kadoka, Bart’s
grandmother, Dorothy Urban, and
Marvin, Vicki and Mary Eide all
enjoying dinner and supper to-
There were many good dishes of
food, (turkey, ham, prime rib, sal-
ads and desserts) and everyone
said they just ate too much. Every-
one enjoyed games and had fun try-
ing out some new puzzles that were
Grindstone News
by Mary Eider • 859-2188
continued on page 8
Hit & Miss
Thursday, January 3, 2013 • The Pioneer Review • Page 4
by Vivian Hansen • vivivi224@yahoo.com
or betty@pioneer-review.com
Elderly Meals
Thursday, Jan. 3: Swedish
Meatballs, Au Gratin Potatoes,
Key West Veggies, Roll, Rosy
Friday, Jan 4: Dilled Salmon,
Baby Bakers, Garden Veggies,
Roll, Fruit.
Monday, Jan. 7: Dijon Ham,
Mashed Potatoes, Gravy,
Caribbean Veggies, Garlic Cheddar
Biscuit, Apricot Halves.
Tuesday, Jan. 8: Roast Pork,
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy,
Sauerkraut, Green Beans, Roll,
Peach Polka Dot Gelatin.
Wednesday, Jan. 9: Fried
Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and
Gravy, Creamed Corn, Roll, Fruit.
Happy New Year, 2013!
Friday, December 21, rummi-
cube furnished entertainment in
the afternoon on Friday. I was glad
to see a couple of new players,
Eileen Tenold and Marge Gaffin.
Irene Cox, Sandy, Mary Lou and
Addie were playing with them. At
another table, Eleanor, Susan, Ina
and Irene A. had a foursome for
whist. M.R. Hansen came for scrab-
ble. Thanks. My son, David
Hansen, Ft. Pierre, was driving
past Quinn where there is a long-
time eagle’s nest, and by the road
was an eagle tearing up a deer car-
cass. That rated a phone call.
Thank you, David.
My niece’s daughter, Heather
Bullock, Lincoln, Neb., sent a
Christmas card. Thank you. But,
she didn’t tell me how old her kids
are or what they are doing now.
Saturday, December 22, at Som-
erset Court we had morning exer-
cises with generous Somerset
Court mystery bucks. Later, Addie,
Susan, Eileen and Vivian played
bananagrams until lunch. Mary
Lou Peters took off for North
Dakota for a Christmas break.
Susan had the weekend off, but she
said she might come back on
Christmas Day.
My son David K. Hansen, Ft.
Pierre, was in Rapid City Decem-
ber 22, with his daughter, Sheri-
dan, and grandchildren, Tiger, age
four, and Cecelia, age two. They
went swimming at the water park
east of town. The kids got a big
charge out of that. M.R. and Willow
went along to watch.
My grandson, Todd Allen, wife
Darlene and children, Linda,
Amber and Kaleb, Bellevue, Neb.,
sent me a big, generous basket of
fruit. Thanks, kids. My grand-
daughters, Stephanie (Mrs. Colby
Iverson, Vancouver, Wash.) and
Darci Hansen, MD, Portland, Ore.,
sent me a lovely fleece jacket with
red birds embroidered on it.
Thanks, kids. My niece, Wanda
Artz, sent a newspaper story about
a 101-year-old lady in Evanston,
Ind., who does her own housework
and wears “young” clothes, make-
up and keeps a small pistol handy.
Anna Vollmer has seen a lot of good
times. And bad times. When the
times are bad, she paints the fence
green. It is an inspiring story. I
plan to put it in the Somerset
Court scrapbook on the coffeetable
by the fireplace. Maybe I can get
some copies made. I recommend it
for reading for anybody over say,
80! Just in case you feel old!
Saturday, December 22, Mike
Kilmer favored the residents at
Somerset Court with good piano
music, some of our favorite Christ-
mas songs and some good dancy
tunes. Thank you, Mike.
Thanks to Jerry and Betsy
Kango, my husband’s sister’s son
and wife, Dayton, Ohio, who sent
an account of their year of 2012.
They had some good fishing at
their Alaska home, with Keith and
Kenneth, my husband’s brothers.
Betsy attended a few quilt shows
and Jerry found some good rocks.
My Father’s Hand
by Kenneth L. Monette
When I look back upon his hands
I see the scars and veins
Hard use through many years of
And results of many pains.
His hands told a story
If you took the time to look
Of the toil and work
To raise the family that it took.
He’s been a farmer, a truck driver
And anything it took to feed and
clothe his family
And keep them happy
With the Bible as their book.
We were dressed maybe poorly
But we were never too cold
And that Dad helped our Mother
In the homemaker role.
His Hands worked all day
As he toiled as told tired and weary
In days hot or cold.
He had a place to come to
When the day was done
With his wife and children
In the place they called their home.
You never heard him grumble
Or every really complain
Yet he worked in the cold and
The wind and the rain.
My Father’s hands were tender,
When diaper he did change.
The times he held and rocked and
Sang to me when I was having
Today I am remembering
All those days
He was our Dad
And now we have His memories.
And our life is really sad.
Now as we go on in life without him
We remember those guiding hands
And when I look down upon my
I hope to see my Father’s hands.
by Kenneth L. Monette
I had a visitor the other day
Two hours she said that she could
My what a treat to see a friend,
To talk, to laugh, and remember
These are the wishes from old peo-
ple I’ve known.
When they are lonely, forlorn and
Remember we went swimming
down by the tree
Just the old family dog and you and
We laughed, we played and had
lots of fun.
We talked about school and all the
things we had done.
Old friends are like leaves that fall
from the tree.
You know they’ll come back for you
to see.
How are your family, do they visit
you at home?
Do they come at the holidays, like
we have done?
Or do they now live so far away
Can’t get to see you for even a day?
Remember the fun we used to
In the winter we skated,
And slid down a hill on a home-
made sled,
Threw snowballs, made snowmen
And wished we didn’t have to go to
Gosh I wish you didn’t have to go,
We could talk forever, and not say
So much to remember, of long ago
Come back, come back, old friend of
To Somerset Court we will talk
some more of another time.
Foxhole Christmas
by Kenneth Monette
Well Merry Christmas Mom
It’s that time of year
I hope you get this letter folks,
The fighting is getting near.
We came across the ocean, Mom
To stop this terrible war.
Maybe we will win peace again,
That’s what we are fighting for.
I sure wish I was there for Christ-
I really miss the tree.
It’s dark and cold here, Mom.
And no friends are here with me.
The bombs are getting closer, Mom
and the soldiers are right behind.
Don’t worry I will be brave, Dad,
and stay fighting on the line.
I sure wish that I was home, Mom.
I am lonesome and it’s Christmas
Put pretty bells upon the tree,
Just make the old tree shine.
I have to end this letter, Mom
For the fighting seems quite near.
Merry Christmas Mom and all.
Pray God will help me here.
Tuesday, Christmas Day! Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year.
At Somerset Court, lunch will be
served as usual at 11:30 to 12:30.
At 5:30, box dinners will be brought
to our apartments for those who
signed for them.
Monday, December 24, we were
scheduled to wear red and green
and there was a good turnout with
a variety of reds and greens. We
had a pleasant hot cocoa and cook-
ies party in the afternoon. Thank
you to Shawn and Sandy.
My tablemate, Myrna Pokorney,
planned to visit at her son’s in
Rapid City, December 25. Table-
mate, Irene McKnight and her
daughter, Gloria Crumet,
Spearfish, planned to spend the
day at Beverly’s. Stan has gone to
Sioux Falls to visit his new grand-
son. Marilyn Butts had company,
her grandson, Brandon Jerred, and
his wife, Rochelle, Ogden, Iowa, at
Somerset Court on Sunday and
Marilyn planned to visit at her
son’s in Rapid City on Christmas
My daughter, Delores Denke,
Pavillion, Wyo., phoned and asked
how to make kaleidoscopes. We
used to make them with two mail-
ing tubes that fit closely one inside
the other, with room to turn. Then
you need to make an equilateral
triangle of narrow pieces of tin,
mirror and (Was it black?) for the
third side. This triangle must fit
closely inside the smaller tube. You
need bright bits of glass, to be tum-
bled and reflected! If you remember
the way to fix the ends, please
write to me at 4001 Derby Lane,
Rapid City, SD 57701, apartment
224, or email at vivivi224@
A letter from old Philip neighbor,
Barbara (Raverty) Upton, now of
701 N. 8th St., Columbia, MO
65201, asked how Vigil Hansen
was doing. Did he die or what? Bar-
bara Upton said that she lost 25
pounds in two weeks. She still goes
to Mass. There is other news but I
can’t tell exactly what she means.
Thank you to my son, Frank and
M.K. for their photo collage of their
year’s activities. Merry Christmas.
My son, Wayne, Rancho Palos
Verdes, Calif., phoned that my
grandson, Andy, and wife, Yquing,
and children, Pearl and Marie, San
Jose, Calif., planned to visit Wayne
and Gwynn over Christmas.
December 25, at Somerset Court,
any residents were out to visit rel-
atives and friends. The noon meal
at Somerset Court was served with
a very special oyster stew.
M.R. Hansen came and took me
to their house for Christmas din-
ner. Thank you! Holly and Asher
Maudsley, Tiffany and Josh Engle-
brecht and Adam, Blaise and Wil-
low Hansen, and Tiger Duinkher-
jav were all there. We had a merry
time and Barbara had time to cook
a big dinner and even attended
Mass. In the afternoon, we played
scrabble, bananagrams and quid-
dler. Tiffany did dishes, and Willow
worked on circular knitting of a
pair of leg warmers. Then we had a
family concert with Josh on the
trombone, Adam at the piano,
Blaise on the guitar and mandolin,
Barbara on the saxophone, and
Holly the flute. Then the crowd
split up, Mig brought me back to
Somerset Court, Tiger to his home
and then some of the others went
to a movie and maybe played a lit-
tle Texas hold’em at Clay’s. Thank
you all for a good time. Merry
It was a little slick from the light
snow we received throughout the
day on December 24, so I wished
everyone a safe journey home.
Thank you for the wonderful
gifts that you sent me over Christ-
mas. Sheridan sent the mug I
painted at the place where you
paint and they fire.
Goodbye, Santa and Rudolph,
hope to see you again next year!
December 25, there were three
husky pairs of shoes outside Sara
Lee Stark’s door. It looks like Irene
Arbach’s son was visiting her De-
cember 26. Two young ladies,
maybe about age 13, were helping
with serving lunch December 26.
Doris Wellman had company, two
big men. Sharon Keen, who oper-
ates Somerset Court beauty shop,
is having treats for residents De-
cember 27. A greenhouse sent Som-
erset Court several beautiful big
pots of poinsettias, some red, some
yellow, some with red and yellow in
same pot. Thank you.
Joanne Manlove, Somerset
Court resident, spent Christmas
Day with her son and family in
Rapid City.
Marilynn Butts is expecting her
grandson and two of sisters and I
think the year old great-grand.
They were starting their drive to
Rapid City from Idaho Falls, Idaho,
December 26.
Ken Monette is expecting Cindy,
his daughter from Minot, Decem-
ber 26, and his son, Michael, from
Dallas, Texas. Ken’s birthday is
January 1 and he will be 86. Ken
has written a new poem called
“Dreams,” and we hope to have a
copy soon.
Thank you to Harry L. Brown,
1937 Philip High School mate, for
your pretty Christmas card and
poem about Santa. As Santa vis-
ited the modest home where a vet-
eran lies asleep, the veteran tells
Santa that he has had a good life
and done what he wanted to do, to
protect us all. He tells Santa to go
and do his merry trip. I will put the
card in the Somerset Court scrap-
book on the coffee table by the fire-
Thanks to my daughter, Vinnie
Hansen, who sent me the fall 2012
“Lake Region Review.” The book
has one of Vinnie’s stories, entitled
“Thin Ice In Four Pieces.” I loved
the story as it relates several of our
family incidents.
Thursday, December 27, after
Wii bowling and regular bowling,
Sharon Keen and her family
treated us all to pumpkin and
apple pie, cherry cheesecake, hot
chocolate and hot coffee. All very
delicious. Thank you. We got to
meet Sharon’s family, husband,
Tony Keen, son, Alexander Keen,
daughter, Sarah Keen, brother-in-
law and sister, Mark and Debbie
Zerrer. Sharon’s parents are Vic
and Jean Gaudette. Also there
were nieces, Megan and Nicole Zer-
rer, and Sarah’s friend, Aly Ham-
Marge Self had visitors, son and
daughter-in-law, Mitch and Sheila
Sturness, Mobridge, and sons
Corey, Mobridge, and Sean
Struness, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
They had lunch in the Somerset
Court guest dining room.
On December 26, Jack Humke
entertained family in the So,merset
guest dining room.
The Rapid City Journal book
revue on December 23, 2012, shows
USA Today’s bestsellers were
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the Third
Wheel,” “The Hobbit,” by J.R.R.
Tolkien, “Killing Kennedy, the End
of Camelot,” “The Elf on the Shelf,”
and “Proof of Heaven.” I haven’t
read any of them, but may request
some of them from the Rapid City
Public Library. Several residents
here at Somerset Court take ad-
vantage of the library’s fine home
bound program.
December 28, Friday, at Somer-
set Court, we had the activity of
cutting out paper snowflakes. We
used coffee filters because they
have a little crispness not found in
ordinary paper napkins. There
were a number of pretty
snowflakes made by folding and
cutting with scissors. Susan, Sandy
and Shawn were there to help. Res-
idents attending were Addie,
Eileen, Fred, Berniece, Grace, Mar-
cella and Vivian. Sandy and Irene
C. and Margaret J. played rummi-
cube, and then Addie and Vivian
played bananagrams.
Friday, Marilyn Butts played
pool with her granddaughter,
grandson’s wife and her cousin,
who are visiting her here at Somer-
set Court from Idaho Falls, Idaho,
Ogden, Iowa, and Chicago, Ill. That
is about as clear as mud.
Vivian Hansen had company at
lunch at Somerset Court Friday,
her granddaughter, Casey, and her
husband, Brad Riggens, Fountain,
Colo. They had been visiting Brad’s
mother in Kadoka, Casey’s father,
Charles Allen, in Philip, and Brad’s
sister in Rapid City. We played a
little pool with Casey and me on
one side and Brad on the other.
Congratulations to the winner,
Brad. Thanks for your visit, kids.
It looked like the family of Mar-
garet Jacobs was having dinner at
the Somerset Court guest dining
room on Friday evening.
Our movie at Somerset Court
Friday was “Matilda.” It was quite
entertaining. I didn’t see anyone
leave. Thanks for the popcorn and
root beer.
In the two cents column in the
Rapid City Journal they suggested
arming teachers with pepper
Boy’s basketball at Philip High
School started the season with sev-
eral spectacular wins, written up in
the Rapid City Journal with a
photo of Tristen Rush and Tate De-
Well, on Saturday, there were
quite a few residents still gone on
Christmas holiday. We did get to
see Marilyn Butts’ grandson, wife
and two sisters and the one-year-
old great-grand. She is lovely and
looks like lots of fun.
Irene A., Irene C., Agnes Tastad
and Margaret Jacobs played
My daughter, Carol, Colorado
Springs, emailed that they had a
full moon over the Rockies. So, I bet
that was pretty. Carol is getting
ready for her annual sleep-over
with Frank and Ilke, relatives, and
Spence and Betty Holland, friends.
And Carol’s brothers, M.R. and
David, and maybe Frank and
Hans, will visit. The brothers usu-
ally visit Hans during Christmas
vacation, as Hans’ birthday is Jan-
uary 6. He will be 57 this year.
Happy birthday, Hans.
This is a good day to look at some
of the highlights from the new Jan-
uary Somerset Court activity cal-
endar. December 31, New Year’s
Eve party, called casino night. Jan-
continued on page 5
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January 11-12-13-14:
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January 18-19-20-21:
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Church & Community Thursday, January 3, 2013 • The Pioneer Review • Page 5
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
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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
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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.
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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.)
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Moenville – 843-2538
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
1:30 p.m. (CT)
ALCW: 3rd Thursday, 1:30 p.m.
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Long Valley
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
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Every Sunday in July
Services at 10:00 a.m.
followed by potluck dinner
Pastor Art Weitschat
Kadoka – 837-2390
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(605) 669-2406 • Murdo
Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship Services:
1:00 p.m.
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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.
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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!!
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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.
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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.
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Pastor Kathy Chesney • 859-2310
E-mail: chez@gwtc.net
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Rush Funeral Home
Chapels in Philip, Wall & Kadoka
Jack, Gayle & D.J. Rush
859-2542 • Philip, SD
Ronald G. Mann, DDS
Philip, SD
Even though Paul was sick, the Galatians welcomed him.
And they welcomed him not as a man, but as an 'angel
oI God, even as Christ Jesus.¨ How the world would be
transIormed iI we would treat others the same way. Will
this be your resolution this year?
And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor
refected, but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ
Jesus. Galatians 4.14 (KJJ)
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Glenn L. Vande Garde_____________
Glenn Vande Garde, age 84, of
Kadoka, S.D., formerly of Hull,
Iowa, passed away on December
27, 2012, at the Good Samaritan
Center in Canton, S.D.
Services were held Monday, De-
cember 31, at the St. Paul
Lutheran Church in rural Hull.
The Rev. Robert Gordon officiated.
Interment was at the church
Glenn Lester was born on De-
cember 12, 1928, at Sioux Center,
the son of John and Ella (Vander
Pol) Vande Garde. He was raised
at Sioux Center, where he gradu-
ated from high school. He also at-
tended Northwestern Junior Col-
lege in Orange City and graduated
from Westmar College in Le Mars.
On May 31, 1950, he married
Normaleen Marie Luschen at Ire-
ton. They made their home in Ire-
ton, Boyden, and Hull, Iowa, and
Kadoka. After suffering a stroke in
early December, he moved to the
Good Samaritan Center.
From 1950 to 1957, Glenn was a
barber. He then taught classes and
coached in the Boyden-Hull
schools for 18 years and in Kadoka
schools for 13 years.
He was of the Lutheran faith
and a former member of St. Paul
Lutheran Church. While living in
Hull, he served as an emergency
medical technician.
Glenn enjoyed baseball, basket-
ball, fishing, football, golf, hunting,
trapping, and woodworking. He
also coached baseball, basketball,
football, golf, track and volleyball.
Survivors include his wife of
more than 62 years; a daughter,
Marvella Horstman, of Harris-
burg; a son, Bruce Vande Garde, of
Cathedral City, Calif.; four grand-
daughters, Rochell (Scott)
Lundquist, Gayle Horstman,
Renae (Nick) Buehner, and Jen-
nifer (Brett) Somsen; seven great-
granddaughters; and a brother-in-
law, John Sas, of Hull.
In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by a grand-
son, Michael Horstman; and two
sisters, Cornelia Broek and
Gertrude Sas.
You may express your sympathy
at www.oolman.com.
Pearl Lurz_____________________
Pearl Lurz, age 99, of Wall, S.D.,
died Friday, December 28, 2012, at
the Philip Nursing Home.
Pearl Carol (Williams) Lurz was
born July 9, 1913, on a ranch near
Belvidere, the daughter of Frank
and Hazel (Percy) Williams. She
grew up on a ranch north of Wall
in her grandparents’ home, Al and
Polly Percy. She attended country
school and later attended high
school with her sister Muril in
Pearl and Carl Lurz were mar-
ried November 15, 1931, and made
their home near Wall. One son,
Gordon Neal, was born to this
union. They lived east of Wall be-
fore moving to the Rotter place
north of Wall.
In 1943, they moved to the Hall
ranch near Cottonwood and in
1947 they purchased a ranch six
miles southeast of Owanka. After
Carl died in 1981, Pearl moved to
Wall and in 2009 she moved to the
Silverleaf Assisted Living in Philip
and later into the Philip Nursing
Pearl was known for fancy dolls
and beautiful Santas that she
made. She was a member of the
Methodist Church, Baseline Ex-
tension Club and the Royal Neigh-
Survivors include her son, Gor-
don Neal Lurz and his wife, Peggy,
of Wall; four grandchildren, Gor-
don Kent Lurz (Kelly) of Wall,
Kenneth Lurz (Janet) of Wall, Eu-
gene Lurz of New Town, N.D., and
Rhonda Galliger (Steven) of Hart-
ford; 10 great-grandchildren, Jes-
sica (Michael) Kroells, Megan
(Adam) Rislov, Dustin (Carrie)
Lurz, Kendra (Jason) Swaney,
Kannan Lurz, Daphne (Jerry)
Bennett, Clinton Lurz, Brady Pin-
ney, Michael Galliger and Saman-
tha Galliger; 12 great-great-grand-
children, Aaden, McKenna, and
Brady Kroells, Harper and Tayton
Rislov, Cylver, Copper, Dymond
and Christopher Lurz, Alexa and
Caden Swaney and Jacqueline
Bennett; one brother, Percy “Bud”
Williams of Philip; one sister, Loy
Kellem of Summerset; and a host
of other relatives and friends.
Pearl was preceded in death by
her husband, Carl Lurz; her par-
ents; a great-grandson, Christo-
pher Lurz; three brothers, Milo,
Dale and Lynn Williams; and one
sister, Muril Renner-Parkin.
Services were held Wednesday,
January 2, at the United
Methodist Church in Wall, with
Pastor Darwin Kopfmann officiat-
Interment was at the Wall
A memorial has been estab-
Her online guestbook is avail-
able at www.rushfuneralhome.
Linda Marie Hook________________
Linda Marie Hook, age 76, of
Wall, S.D., died Friday, December
28, 2012, at the Hospice of the
Hills in Rapid City.
Linda Marie Feller was born on
September 23, 1936, in Rapid City,
the daughter of Nicholas and Elsie
(Bloom) Feller. She was the second
oldest of seven children, Nicholas,
Robert, Kathy, Marilyn, James
and Michael.
Linda was raised in Quinn and
graduated from Quinn High
School. After graduation she at-
tended Black Hills College where
she attained her teacher's certifi-
cate. She taught for two years at
the Lake Hill School north of Wall.
She married her high school
sweetheart, Darwin D. Hook, on
December 27, 1956, and to this
union were born three children,
JoDee, Jami and Rocky. They
moved to Rapid City for Darwin's
work, and Linda stayed home and
took care of her kids until they
were in high school. She then went
to work for the Wall Drug Store
where she enjoyed meeting new
people and loved working with her
fellow co-workers.
She loved spending time with
her kids and grandkids. She also
enjoyed an occasional trip to Dead-
wood and going to the cabin near
Wasta to ride in the ATV with her
Linda was a member of St.
Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall,
where she worked with the gift
program. She is and was a beloved
wife, mother, grandmother, sister,
aunt, cousin and friend.
Grateful for having shared her
life include her husband, Darwin
Hook of Wall; two daughters,
JoDee Shearer and her husband,
Grant, of Wall, and Jami Kitter-
man and her husband, Jim, of
Wall; one son, Rocky Hook and his
wife, Ronelle, of Pierre; six grand-
children, Garrett Shearer, Chelsie
Shearer, Michelle Kitterman,
Anna Kitterman, Courtney Hook
and Colbi Hook; two brothers, Nick
Feller and his wife, Sandra, of
Wall, and Bob Feller and his wife,
Janet, of Rapid City; five brothers-
in-law, Dwilyn (Pee Wee) Hook
and his wife, Peggy, of Philip, Jer-
ryce Hook and his wife, Elaine, of
Rapid City, Monte Hook of Philip,
Dick Lytle of Grand Junction,
Colo., and Micky Daly of Midland;
a sister-in-law, Juanita Carrol and
her husband, Tom, of Washington;
and a host of other relatives and
Linda was preceded in death by
her parents; two brothers, Michael
and James Feller; and two sisters,
Kathy Daly and Marilyn Lytle.
Mass of Christian burial will be
celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday,
January 4, at St. Patrick's Catholic
Church in Wall, with Father Leo
Hausmann as celebrant.
Graveside services will be held
at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, at
the Black Hills National Cemetery
near Sturgis.
A memorial has been estab-
Arrangements are with the
Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall.
Her online guestbook is avail-
able at
Tressa Gabriel__________________
Tressa Gabriel, age 90, of Philip,
S.D., died January 1, 2013, at the
Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospi-
tal in Philip.
Survivors include her son, Larry
Gabriel and his wife, Charlotte, of
Quinn; two daughters, Beverly
Hamann and her husband, Her-
bert, of Clear Lake and Ruby
Gabriel of Pedro; four grandchil-
dren; six great-grandchildren; and
a host of other relatives and
Tressa was preceded in death by
her husband, Floyd, on February
5, 1998; her parents; one sister,
Erma Gabriel; and two grandchil-
Funeral services are pending
with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
A complete obituary will appear
in next week’s edition.
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uary 2, pool, January 4 wheel of
fortune, January 5, painting with
Susan and the movie “The Tooth
Fairy,” January 8, goofy golf, Jan-
uary 11, quiddler, and music with
Skeeter, January 12, quilting, and
cards, January 14, movie, “The
Odd Life of Timothy Green,” Janu-
ary 15, ping pong poker, bingo with
Boys Club, January 16, Women
Who Care, January 20, cheese tast-
ing party, January 21, store shop-
ping, and movie “Tin Cup,” Janu-
ary 23, Somerset Court bucks
trade-in (trade in your $20s for
$1,000), January 25, cake walk,
January 28, movie “Finding
Nemo,” January 29, blongo in
morning and bingo in the after-
noon, followed by birthday bash,
January 30, practice the stairs,
January 31, whist, bingo, snack
and chat and cards/rummi-cube.
All that plus the regular schedule!
Sunday, December 30, at Somer-
set Court, we had church with
Gary Zeller and wife Cindy. Jack
Humke played hymns for singing.
We reviewed the Christmas story.
We are supposed to have 12 days of
Christmas. We should be thankful
for this time of contemplation.
Agnes Tastad lent me a book,
“Unafraid,” by
Francine Rivers. It
tells how Mary felt
about being the
chosen one.
After church,
Irene Cox, Eleanor
Holmes, Floy
Olson and Vivian
played whist till
they were stiff.
The Rapid City
Journal of Decem-
ber 30, 2012, had
an article about
teaching children
with reading diffi-
culties, sometimes
called dyslexia.
These children
may be average or
above average in-
telligence. It seems
that Karin Merkle,
a Rapid City tutor, who uses the so-
called Barton method, has helped
many dyslexic children toward suc-
cess in reading and math. One
facet of the story is that tutoring in
Barton is not permitted in the reg-
ular classroom.
Eileen Tenold’s sister died re-
cently. Eileen would like to go to
Tacoma, Wash., to her funeral.
Our Somerset Court resident,
Larry Salano, has moved out to
West Hills Village, I heard. I will
miss walking by his room where he
had a big fiber giraffe in the hall-
way. The giraffe was decorated
with Somerset Court mardi gras
beads and my two-year-old great-
granddaughter, Ceceila, liked to
“borrow” a string of beads and wear
them while she walked laps with
her mother and me. Then Cecelia
would hang the beads back on the
neck of the giraffe when we came
back around. One time, Larry gave
Cecelia a string of beads.
How come we are so smart that
we can “rover” on Mars, digging
and climbing and taking and send-
ing pictures back, but we still have
quite a few management problems
back here on earth?
Thursday, January 3, 2013 • The Pioneer Review • Page 6
Contact Sonia Nemec • 843-2564
e-mail: home_maker_sonia@hotmail.com
Midland News
Today is the last day of 2012.
How about those New Years’ resolu-
tions? Did you make any? Speaking
for myself, I did not. Looking out our
picture window the other night, I
couldn’t help but think of just how
lucky we are to live in rural America
U.S.A. It was a quiet night. From a
darkened blue sky, a full moon was
shining down on the crispy, cold,
snowcovered ground. It was ab-
solutely one of those Kodak mo-
ments. A moment in time, when all
seemed at peace and right with the
world! It brought back memories of
a certain night, some years ago,
when a number of us teachers took
CCD kids from our church, Christ-
mas caroling around the Town of
Midland. Judy Fosheim drove a
four-wheeler, pulling a trailer filled
with hay bales, for everyone to sit
on. It was a memorable night. God
graced us with His natural beauty,
on that crispy, cold, winter’s night,
as that deep blue sky was alive with
bright, shining, stars.
Before I start my news column
for this week, I have a trivia ques-
tion for some of you. In our family
Christmas letter, with family pic-
tures, there was a picture of Char-
lene on one of her travels this past
summer. Some may have picked up
on the caption below the picture, as
it told of Charlene being in front of
a castle in Lithuania? Now was the
caption correct? That is the ques-
tion? This was a history lesson of
sorts, as in truth, in the picture
Charlene was in front of St. Basil’s
Cathedral, with its beautiful domes,
an absolutely amazing structure.
This church is located in Red Square
in Moscow, Russia. Some may not
have picked up on it, but others may
have. Can’t have people thinking
Charlene has no idea of where she’s
been or where she’s going, now can
we? Exactly! Mom, that would be
me, messed up, so I am trying to fix
the mix up. So, now, for a history
lesson of that cathedral! St. Basil’s
Cathedral was commissioned by
Tsar Ivan the Terrible. The story is
told that Ivan had the architect
blinded in order to prevent him from
building a more magnificent build-
ing for any else. On that rather dis-
tressful bit of history, it is time to
get on with the news. Hope I haven’t
lost any of you in this whole history
lesson process.
Speaking of history! History buff,
Mahlon Alcock, will be celebrating
his 90th birthday, January 15, 2013.
A while back, I had the privilege of
interviewing and doing an article on
Mahlon for the Pioneer Review.
From this quiet fellow, with a dry
sense of humor, I learned how
Pierre became the state capital of
South Dakota. When needing to
know some local history and history
of South Dakota, I call Mahlon. We
wish you a happy 90th birthday,
Got a call from Marina Schofield
of Truman, Minn., who reported
they are doing well. She still works
for home health and Wes works at
the Valero ethanol plant at Wel-
come, Minn. Their sons, Shane and
Charlie, work at the Poet ethanol at
Lake Crystal, Minn., and their son,
Eddie, works at Blue Earth, Minn.,
for Cerry Industrial where he helps
in the mixing of dry ingredients
which are sent to numerous places
and used in the making of granola
bars, baby foods, and cereals, to
name a few. Their daughter, Donna,
works at a nursing home in the
Shetland Islands. Marina grew up
in the Shetland Islands, and has
family there. Donna went there,
stayed with Marina’s mom for a
time, liked it there and has contin-
ued to live there since.
December 18, Keith Hunt and
Christine Niedan went to Philip to
be with their mom, Ida Hunt, for a
Christmas party at the nursing
home. The party was put on by the
workers for all the residents, who
each received a gift, and a light
lunch was served.
Jordan Tolton and his daughter,
Jessica, came from Aberdeen to cel-
ebrate an early Christmas with his
folks, Jan and Jim Tolton, Decem-
ber 21. After spending the night,
they returned home as Jordan had
to work.
Cam and Michelle Meinzer,
hosted the Hunt family gathering on
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day,
at their home. Enjoying a potluck
supper with them were Ida Hunt,
Philip Nursing Home, Roy and
Carol Hunt, Jerry Hunt, Keith
Hunt, Christine Niedan, Teresa
Palmer, Murdo, Roger and Peg
Johnson, Pierre, Chad Johnson from
college at Brookings, Jan Tolton,
Lisa Hackerott, Deidra, Blake and
Stuart, Smith Center, Kan. The
Johnsons returned to Pierre, going
to Watertown on Christmas Day
spending time with Roger’s family.
They also stopped to see Terry
Hunt, visiting and dropping off
Christmas gifts.
Christmas Day guests at Cam
and Michelle’s were April
Neuhauser and Penny Schafer,
Pierre and Ft. Pierre. Penny’s De-
cember 26 birthday and Deidra’s
January 6 birthday were celebrated
early. The Norwegian dish of klub
(the box kind) was made and en-
joyed along with turkey, ham, and
many other leftovers. Family mem-
bers enjoyed playing the bag game.
Ida enjoyed the klub and after din-
ner returned to the nursing home.
Friday, December 28, Cam and
Michelle went to Minnesota and had
a late Christmas with his family.
They returned home Sunday. De-
cember 28, Keith and Christine
went to Philip meeting up with
brother, Ted and Dena Hunt and
their daughter, Nikki, and her girls,
Madie, Baggy and Peyton, Colorado.
Everyone visited with Ida at the
nursing home. After the girls had
opened their presents, everyone, ex-
cept for Ida, went out to eat and
then Ted and family returned to
Spearfish where they will stay with
Dena’s sister, Kathy and Garland
for a few more days.
It was a busy Christmas at the
Wilma Saucerman and Clint and
Prerry Saucerman homes. Gaylord
Saucerman came from the Philip
Nursing Home December 22, spend-
ing the Christmas holiday with fam-
ily. They celebrated Christmas Eve
on December 23 at the home of Gay-
lord and Wilma. Those coming were
Sheri Wiechmann and friend, Bill,
and Cori Carroll, Noel and Devlon
Volhken, Bella and Calla, Rapid
City, Raquel and Cooper Croell,
Sundance, Wyo. Her husband,
Lance, stayed home with Carter, as
he wasn’t feeling well, Carol and
Roy Hunt, Talon Saucerman and Ty
and Emily Saucerman, Benjamin
and Rebekah, all of Aurora, Colo.,
Tel and Ellie Saucerman and fam-
ily, Rapid City, and Clint and Prerry
Marlin Evans of the Senechal
apartments in Philip came the
evening of December 23 staying
overnight and opening gifts at the
home of her daughter, Prerry and
Clint on December 24. Clint and
Prerry’s sons and families, Ty’s,
Talon, and Tel’s were also there.
Talon left for home on the 24th to
spend Christmas with his wife,
Christi, and her niece, Nikki.
December 28, they celebrated Ty
and Tel Saucerman’s birthday at
Clint and Prerry’s. Others there
were Marlin, Carol, Wilma, Slate
Evans and Ashley Morris, Philip, all
having lunch. Wilma went to Philip
to visit her husband, Gaylord, at the
nursing home and Carol left for
Midland. There was enough snow
the rest went sledding.
December 23, Marlin, Slate, Ash-
ley, her dad and mom and two sis-
ters, had supper at the home of
Clint and Prerry. December 29,
Jesse and Mariah Heaton, Oak
Creek, Wis., visited at Clint and
Prerry’s. After visiting with them,
Ty, Emily and family headed for
home. Jesse and Mariah spent the
night with Mariah’s grandmother,
Marlin Evans, at Philip. December
30, Jesse and Mariah visited and
had Christmas with his folks, Den-
nis and Sandy Heaton, and other
family members.
December 21, Steve Reiman,
Patrick and Becca, Mandan, N.D.,
came to the home of his mom, Karel
Reiman, for the Christmas holidays.
Karel, Steve and kids went to the
boy’s basketball game at Kadoka.
Steve’s brother, and Karel’s son,
Mark Reiman, is the head coach.
The Kadoka boys won the game
against Stanley County which was
an added plus. Mark came to the
Reiman ranch Saturday, and Anne
(Reiman) and Maynard Moege,
Mitchell, came Christmas Eve.
Karel’s daughter, Kathy, and hus-
band Darron, Minnesota, were un-
able to come as Kathy wasn’t feeling
well. So, sister, Anne, did a family
Christmas, movie trailer, sending it
to Kathy and Darron, which was a
nice thing to do. Now I will admit, I
don’t quite know what a movie
trailer is, but, what I do know, is
they were able to see family cele-
brating Christmas from it. Technol-
ogy is an amazing thing, isn’t it?
Karel’s grandson, Patrick, was turn-
ing 11 on his birthday, so following
church on Sunday, everyone cele-
brated an early birthday with
Patrick, having pizza and birthday
December 28, Karel went to
Rapid City, having a late Christmas
with her brother, Ed and Linda
Eisenbraun and their family and
her mom, Goldie Eisenbraun, and
sister, Paula Eisenbraun.
Judy Fosheim had all of her kids,
spouses, and most of her grandchil-
dren home for Christmas. Christ-
mas Eve for supper and gift ex-
change were Crystal and Levi
Neuharth and boys, Hayes, Jared
and Tracy Fosheim and family,
Angie and Aaron Doolittle and fam-
ily, Pat and Melissa Fosheim and
Baxter, Jacob and Michelle Fos-
heim, Shyanne, Jesse, and Lindsey,
Wyoming, and Tena Slovek, Kash,
and Andrew, Philip, Judy’s brother,
John Nemec, and friend, Linda, Ne-
braska, and Stephanie Nemec, who
had been an exchange student some
years ago of Judy and her late hus-
band, Johnny Fosheim. Saturday,
Judy went to Philip having supper
and gift exchange with her grand-
son, Casey and April Slovek and
Conner. Heather and Kalvin Eisen-
braun, Kaydence and Karlie were
unable to be there.
Christmas guests at Ernie and
Laurel Nemec’s home were Rick,
Sue, Ben and Riley Nemec, Hazel
Green, Wis., who arrived Friday,
December 21. Other family who ar-
rived Saturday was Todd, Barbara,
Kendall, and Logan Larson and
Rob, Becky, and Josiah Thompson,
all of Sioux Falls. Joining them for
suppper Sunday evening were John
Nemec and Linda Hazeldine. On
Christmas Eve, supper guests also
included Tyler, Chelsee, Addison
and Joey Rankin, Murdo, Brian,
Katey, Morgan, Tanner and Taiton
Ortlieb, Black Hawk, Randy and
Holly Nemec, Kathy Tolton, Theron
Koehler, and Mike and Cindy
Koehler. Laurel and Ernie's guests
Christmas Day were Katey and
Brian Ortlieb family, Randy and
Holly Nemec, Becky, Rob and Josiah
Thompson, and Rick and Sue
Nemec and boys. At supper time,
Tyler, Angel, Tukker and Emry
Nemec stopped in.
Word was received by family that
Nadine Stamm, 84, of Greenburg,
La., passed away December 20. Na-
dine grew up in the Midland area,
the daughter of Oliver and Edrie
Nelson. She leaves to mourn, two
sisters, Arline Petoske, Philip, and
Marcia Jackson, Hot Springs. She is
also survived by her children, Mau-
reen Lok, Richard Stamm and
Penny Rizan. Nadine’s husband,
Richard, passed away in February,
2012. Her brothers, Rupert, Clay-
ton, Roald and Ole, also preceded
her in death. She was an accom-
plished painter, who sold her art
from her business in Bay St. Louis,
Miss. Nadine and her husband
moved to Greenburg, La., in 2005 to
be near her daughter, Penny, after
surviving Hurricane Katrina in Bay
St. Louis, Miss. She will be missed
by all her family. We wish to express
our sincere condolences to the fam-
Barbara and Morris Jones en-
joyed having a full house over the
Christmas holidays. Carrie and Wes
Mentele and family and Pat and
Sandra Jones and family were
houseguests. Jeff, Jen and kids and
Jon, Jennifer and kids came to visit
and have some good cousin time.
Piper Jones decided to spend her
Christmas school vacation time at
Grandma’s house. Jill and Todd
Sheldon, Mallory, Mya and Doug,
Mandan, N.D., arrived Friday, the
28th, to have Christmas with Barb
and Morrie. Carrie, Wes and kids
came too, so they could see Jill and
Christmas Eve, 43 Petoske fam-
ily members met at the Catholic
church basement to share a meal
and visit before Christmas Eve
Mass at 7:30. Barbara Jones, Jody
Block and Jim Petoske and their
families were represented. Three
new babies were added to the group
during the last year, Ava Mentele,
Gavin Petoske and Samuel Petoske.
Arline Petoske was unable to be
there this year and was missed.
Christmas dinner guests at the
home of Joe and Julie Schwalm and
Samantha were Wylie Schwalm and
his girlfriend, Jane, Harlan
Schwalm, Pierre, Helen (Schwalm)
and her husband, Larry, Oregon,
and Julie’s brother, Scott Richard-
son, Pierre. Scott had been out vis-
iting since Sunday. There was ham
and turkey with all the fixings.
Wylie and Jane brought crackers
and dip and a couple pies. As many
of you know, Joe and Julie have
moved into their nice new home.
Julie reported it was nice having
room for everyone.
Arriving at the parental Paul
and JoAnn Bork home at different
times for the Christmas holidays
December 22, Angela and David An-
derson, Jeremy and Vivian Love-
land, Colo., Kimberly and Luke Nel-
son, Aiden and Noah, who arrived
Decmember 26, from Aberdeen,
Jenny Guether, Kevin, Ashlynn and
Kylie, Pierre, December 27. Danny
Bork, Louisville, Ky., arrived De-
cember 23 and spent Christmas Eve
at home at Paul and JoAnn’s and
then went to Pierre to Jenny’s for
Christmas Day evening dinner,
where Jenny’s husband, Allen, pre-
pared prime rib, twice baked pota-
toes, and a fancy crème’ dessert.
JoAnn reported it was delicious as
always. Kim and family left Friday,
Jenny and Angie, Saturday, and
Danny on Sunday.
Christmas guests began arriving
Friday, December 21, at the Gene
and Audrey Jones home with the ar-
rival of Paula Jones, Rapid City,
after attending Destiny Dale's bas-
ketball game in Kadoka. Saturday,
Gene, Audrey and Paula drove to
Chamberlain where they met
Brenda and Todd Nierman and chil-
dren from Verona, Wis., and Linda
and Brandan Giltner and family,
Meriden, Kan., and Lisa Foley and
family, Wagner. There they enjoyed
watching Jaycie and Samantha
Geiman play basketball, after which
they all came to the parental Jones’
home. Matt Foley arrived late that
night. Sunday, Edna and Roger
Dale and family and Julie and Jer
Whitcher and Lane arrived at the
Jones’ home. The Dales and Whitch-
ers left that night. Christmas Eve,
the Dales returned and all enjoyed
the traditional soups. Christmas
Day the Dales again came to join the
group for a day of enjoyment, with
games, puzzles, eats, etc. Wednes-
day, the Niermans, Foleys and
Geimans all returned to their
homes. The Joneses and Giltners
then drove to Wall where they met
up with Julie and Lane for a visit.
Julie, Lane and Paula then went
back to Rapid City, while the rest
returned to Midland. Dackery and
Levi spent another couple day at
their grandparents, leaving on Fri-
day morning, as did the Giltners.
Friday morning, Gene and Au-
drey Jones went to her sister, Win-
nie and Art's home near the river
which they just moved back into
after much renovation from the big
flood. Father Mark McCormick, Ft.
Pierre, held a Mass celebration and
house blessing which was followed
by lunch. That night, the Joneses
drove to Bernadette and Dick Knox
home to spend the night and on Sat-
urday attended a birthday party for
sister-in-law, Barbara Nemec, cele-
brating her 80th year.
On Sunday the annual Nemec
Cchristmas dinner reunion was held
at St. William Catholic Church with
45 in attendance. Those present in-
cluded seven of the remaining 14
siblings and some of their families.
They were Betty VanderMay,
Suzanne Hoon and daughters, Eliz-
abeth and Rosemary, Kadoka,
Frances Terkildsen and son Rocky,
Kadoka, and Jacob Dundas, Park-
ston, Audrey and Gene Jones, Mid-
land, Lisa Foley, Wagner, and chil-
dren, Dackery, Levi, Samantha, and
Jaycie Geiman, Edna Dale, Mid-
land, and Miranda and Mariah, Ben
and Kathy Nemec, Holabird,
Bernadette and Dick Knox and
daughter, Renee and Treg Cowan,
Sydney and Tevin, all from High-
more, Michael and Susan Nemec,
Midland, Sheila Karn, Michael,
John, and Levi, Sioux Falls, Cynthia
and Ryan Dinger, Ava, Nora, and
Emmet, Wall, Tim and Lori Nemec,
Rachel, Emily, and James, Midland,
and Ellie Nemec, Midland, and
Mark and Glenda Nemec, Hill City,
and daughter Stacy Nemec, Pierre.
Although the crowd was small,
there was much visiting, playing
games, cards, and of course the an-
nual jigsaw puzzle. Those of the
Nemec family who can make it will
again meet in June on Father's Day.
We had our family Christmas
gathering on Christmas Day at our
home in Midland, this year. Char-
lene came from Bismarck, N.D., and
Christopher, Stephanie and Laura
from Mitchell on December 22. Jim,
Carmen, Beth, JoAnna, Kayla and
Dale came from Belle Fourche,
Christmas Eve. They’d had their
Christmas gathering at their home
on Sunday with Carmen’s side of the
family. They stopped at the Silver-
leaf in Philip, and visited Carmen’s
grandmother, Blanche Dolezal, be-
fore coming to Midland. We had
lasagna and garlic bread furnished
by Jim and Carmen for Christmas
Eve supper. The evening was spent
playing games and Beth had a new
game for the game players. With the
fun and hilarious laughter that
went on, I’m sure it will be a game
played, whenever we get
together.Christmas morning, Jim
made his famous French toast and
Charlene her fluffy scrambled eggs,
to the delight of everyone. April,
Steve and Miranda came Christmas
Day. They had been to Sioux Falls
for a Christmas Eve get-together
with the Meeker side of the family.
Their son, Jamie, lives and works at
Lincoln, Neb., so was at the Meeker
gathering. Judy Fosheim, grand-
daughter, Shyanne, and daughter,
Crystal Neuharth, stopped in hav-
ing a chance to see Laura open her
As I close my column for this
week, I wish you a Happy New
Year, as it is January 1, 2013.
Called our son, Christopher, to wish
him a happy birthday, as he was
born New Year’s Day, Jaunuary 1,
1986, 27 years ago. He, Stephanie
and Laura had been invited to the
home of some friends for New Year’s
Eve. Beth’s new game made it to
Mitchell, as Christopher said every-
one played that game on New Year’s
And so, I leave you with the fol-
lowing from a book written by
Richard Paul Evans, “The
Carousel.” “I have come to believe
that we do not walk alone in this
life. There are others, fellow so-
journers, whose journeys are inter-
woven with ours in seemingly ran-
dom patterns, yet, in the end, have
been carefully placed to reveal a re-
markable tapestry. I believe God is
the weaver at that loom.”
God blesses us with many bless-
ings, for sure! Have a good week and
a great new year!
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Morrison’s Haying ..............33.5-22.5
Dakota Bar................................31-25
Wall Food Center......................31-25
Chiefie’s Chicks ..................29.5-26.5
First National Bank .................27-29
Hildebrand Concrete ..........25.5-30.5
Just Tammy’s......................23.5-32.5
Dorothy’s Catering ...................23-33
Marlis Petersen.............222, 217/571
Brittney Drury......................151/402
Lois Porch.....................................192
Linda Stangle...............................184
Wendy Eisenbraun ......................424
Kathy Gittings .............................181
Val Schulz .............................189/484
Mitzi Boyd....................................180
Cristi Ferguson............................177
Ashley Reckling ...........................174
Rachel Kjerstad............................173
Emily Kroetch..............................173
Kalie Kjerstad ....................9-10 split
Thursday Men
A&M Laundry.............................36-8
Dakota Bar................................29-15
O’Connell Const ........................26-18
McDonnell Farms .....................23-21
West River Pioneer Tanks .......18-26
Coyle’s SuperValu.....................17-27
WEE BADD...............................16-28
The Steakhouse ........................11-23
John Heltzel ........256 clean, 212/658
Jason Petersen ..........245 clean, 221,
.....................................194 clean/660
Jay McDonnell ......................228/643
Cory Boyd ....................226 clean/628
Wendell Buxcel...................207 clean
Tyler Hauk...................................180
Jan Bielmaier........................217/613
Alvin Pearson ....................3-10 split;
.....................................217 clean/575
Doug Hauk ............................221/562
Matt Schofield.......................222/559
Fred Foland...........................213/553
Nathan Kjerstad .........202 clean/560
Andrew Reckling................205 clean
Ron Williams...................2-4-10 split
Conrad Kjerstad...................3-7 split
Ky Bowen..............................5-7 split
Neal Petersen.....................3-10 split
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King Pins.............................40.5-19.5
Randy’s Spray Service..............32-28
Lee & the Ladies.......................27-33
Roy’s Repair ........................26.5-33.5
The Ghost Team...........................0-0
Cory Boyd .............5-7 split; 233, 210
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Brian Pearson...225 & 214 clean/630
Roy Miller..............................192/519
John Heltzel .......4-5-7 split; 204/550
Kristin Schmidt ...........................174
Kelly Fees.....................................187
Annette Hand....................4-5-7 split
Philip High School family and consumer science students sewed 11 cloth medical bags for the nursing home and presented
their donations to Bonnie Ehlers, who works for Philip Health Services, Inc. Back row: Nathan Wooden Knife, Joseph One
Skunk, Chase Wright, Keegan Burnett and Briaunna Williams. Middle row: Ehlers, Colton Alfrey, Ellie Coyle and Libbi Koester.
Front: Tyshia Ferguson, Garrett Snook and Caitie Pinela. Courtesy photo
Sewing and community service
The Philip Lady Scotties trav-
eled out of District 14B to Winner,
Saturday, December 29, to chal-
lenge the District 12B Colome Cow-
The game was a hard one for the
Scotties, who had a field goal per-
centage of only 11 percent and lost
three players due to fouling out.
The first quarter was a low scor-
ing one for both teams, but the
Philip varsity came out with the
lead, 5-3. The second quarter be-
longed to the Scotties, who surged
further ahead to end the first half
The beginning of the second half
was catch-up play by the Cowgirls.
Colome narrowed the Philip lead to
just three points. Then, in the final
quarter, Philip lost the lead and
watched their opponents gained six
points on them before the final
1 2 3 4
Philip 5 21 25 35
Colome 3 13 22 41
Field goals: Philip – 6/56 – 11%.
Free throws: Philip – 20/31 – 65%,
Colome – 18/32 – 56%.
Three-point goals: Philip – 1/2 – 50%.
Philip scorers: Jordyn Dekker – 11,
Madison Hand – 8, Katlin Knutson – 6,
Krista Wells – 5, Brett Carley and Holly
Iwan – 2 each, Bailey Radway – 1.
Colome top scorers: Tracy Routh – 12,
Tiffany Hauf – 9, Lauren Week – 7.
Rebounds: Philip – 34, Colome – 29.
Philip leaders: Dekker – 11, Radway – 7,
Hand – 6, Knutson – 4, Carley and Hanna
Hostutler – 2 each, Iwan and Justina Cvach –
1 each.
Assists: 4. Leaders: Radway – 2, Hand
and Knutson – 1 each.
Steals: 10. Leaders: Dekker – 4, Knut-
son – 2, Katie Hostutler, Wells, H. Hostutler
and Cvach – 1 each.
Blocks: 5. Leaders: Wells and H. Hostut-
ler – 2 each, Hand – 1.
Turnovers: Philip – 19, Colome – 21.
Fouls: Philip – 9, Colome – 25. Fouled out:
Dekker, Iwan and Wells.
The next game for the Lady Scot-
ties will be Thursday, January 3,
hosting the New Underwood
Tigers, starting at 6:00 p.m.
Lady Scotties stumble in Colome
West River’s Philip Area
wrestlers headed east and brought
home first place honors from East
River’s McCook Central/Montrose
Invitational Wrestling Tourna-
ment December 29.
Matt Donnelly, Philip Area head
coach, said it was a team effort that
brought home the win. Philip did
not have wrestlers in the 120 and
132 weight divisisons, but the oth-
ers did very well and made up for
the spots.
The Philip Area grapplers’ sched-
ule is full of tough tournaments, al-
ways a challenge ahead of them.
Dan Swartos, McCook Central,
wrote on Dakota Grappler, “... Lots
of great wrestling today. Very im-
pressed by Philip, Burke/Gregory,
and Bon Homme. All tough, hard
nosed teams...”
Points were Philip (197.5),
Burke/Gregory (184), Bon Homme
(181.5), McCook Central/Montrose
(168), Flandreau (166.5), Beresford
(165), Elk Point/ Jeffereson (118),
Kingsbury County (100), Lyman
and Parker tied (77.5), Dakota Val-
ley (72), Alcester-Hudson (49),
Scotland (41.50), Kimball/White
Lake-Platte-Geddes (37), Marion/
Freeman (26), Mt. Vernon/Plankin-
ton/Corsica (25) and Wessington
Springs/Woon-socket/ Wolsey-
Wessington (21). Some of the
schools had unattached wrestlers
in the tournament.
106 lbs: Jed Brown, 2nd, 10-6 record
•Pinned Connor Song (AH) 1:54
•Pinned Chase Anderson (PKR) 1:07
•Major dec. Brody Harkness (KC) 10-0
•Major dec. by Duncan Stoebner (BH) 2-10
113 lbs: Rance Johnson, 4th, 7-7 record
•Pinned Dylan Erickson (FLA) 1:14
•Tech. fall over Carl Bruening (MCM) 20-5
•Major dec. by Alex Caba (BH) 3-17
•Decisioned Justice Jennings (LYM) 9-5
•Decisioned in OT by Jared Lyle (BER) 4-6
126 lbs: Nick Donnelly, 3rd, 15-4 record
•Pinned Michael Clark (B/G) 3:10
•Pinned Schuyler Walcheck (DV)1:47
•Pinned by Trent Lunders (MCM) 5:48
•Pinned Alex Norby (EPJ) 4:05
•Major dec. Brady Jandreau (LYM) 11-2
138 lbs: Grady Carley, 5th, 10-8 record
•Won by forfeit
•Pinned by Jared Hueser (EPJ) 3:28
•Pinned Tanner Grocott (MCM) 2:03
•Pinned Trinity Brunsen (WSWWW) :54
•Major dec. by Levi Schonebuam (B/G) 0-11
•Pinned Colin Walth (AH) 2:18
145 lbs: Lane Blasius, 2nd, 13-2 record
•Pinned Koerdel Buick (PKR) 3:39
•Pinned Jared Limoges (EPJ) 5:12
•Decisioned by Jace Christiansen (FLA) 0-3
152 lbs: Paul Kary, 0-2 record
•Pinned by Turner Serr (B/G) 2:40
•Pinned by Thomas Mitzel (BH) :30
160 lbs: Chandlier Sudbeck, 2nd,
13-5 record
•Pinned Michael Klaudt (UNAT) :52
•Pinned Brock Belkham (FLA) 1:23
•Pinned Jonah Beck (B/G) 3:53
•Pinned by Blase Vanecek (BH) 2:46
170 lbs: Clint Stout, 2nd, 13-5 record
•Pinned Cordel Vissia (MVPC) 1:56
•Pinned Skye Soesbe (B/G) 3:16
•Pinned Kyle Scofield (FLA) 5:11
•Decisioned by Josh Casperson (BER) 4-8
182 lbs: Chance Knutson, 2nd,
10-6 record
•Pinned Brody Boes (B/G) 1:05
•Decisioned Tad Reiner (MCM) 1-0
•Decisioned by Dakota Petersen (FLA) 1-5
195 lbs: Logan Ammons, 2nd,
13-4 record
•Won by forfeit (KWLPG)
•Pinned Lane Knipfer (UNAT) 1:42
•Pinned C.J. Geary (EPJ) 3:41
•Pinned by Eugene Martin (KC) 1:02
220 lbs: Gavin DeVries, 6th 5-8 record
•Pinned by Derek Wiebers (BER) 4:52
•Decsioned Austin Moore (UNAT) 8-3
•Decisioned Logan Barboza (FLA) 9-3
•Pinned by Robert Hoiten (MCM) 4:37
•Decisioned by Ala Haataja (BH) 0-1
285 lbs: Geoffrey DeVries, 0-6 record
•Pinned by Dan Stibral (SCO) :12
•Pinned by Jason Johnson (BH) 4:44
The Badlands Brawlers, a team
nickname that is very fitting, will
head to Presho for the Lyman Mid-
Dakota Monster Tourney, January
4 and 5. “All the schools that will
be there have quality wrestlers
who will give us a good competi-
tion,” said Donnelly.
First place honors for wrestling team
The 2012-2013 school year will
be one filled with excitement
through the South Dakota State
University Extension, 4-H Youth
Development's Teens Educating
through Advocacy and Mentorship
program (T.E.A.M).
Twelve South Dakota school dis-
tricts and after school programs
from across the state will be host-
ing 66 teens in their implementa-
tion of the healthy living program,
said Suzanne Geppert, 4-H youth
partnerships field specialist.
The Haakon School District is
one of those districts. The student
leaders will be Tara Cantrell,
Shelby Schofield, Tate DeJong,
Sam Huston, Peyton DeJong and
Afton Reedy. The program will be
locally supervised by Brigitte
Brucklacher and Pamela DeJong.
The other 11 schools are Belle
Fourche, Sturgis, Winner, McIn-
tosh, Clark, Webster, Baltic, Sisse-
ton, Lower Brule, Redfield and
“The strong support and positive
feedback received from the teens
participating, the school district's
support, as well as the dedication
of our 4-H youth advisors attrib-
utes greatly as to its success,” said
Schools applied to join the pro-
gram in early October, 2012. Appli-
cations were reviewed and teach-
ers, 4-H advisors and teens were
trained in the program at the
SDSU regional Extension centers
in Pierre and Watertown in No-
vember and December.
“The main goal behind this pro-
gram is to not only educate through
content but prepare these young
people to become employable
adults in the future,” Geppert said.
She said one common theme pre-
sented to the youth throughout the
program is the quote by John
Ruskin, “The highest reward for a
person's work is not what they get
for it, but what they become be-
cause of it.”
“We want these youth to have a
real life career exploration experi-
ence that will prepare them for fu-
ture leadership roles; whether it is
in business, education or commu-
nity involvement,” she said.
T.E.A.M is a tiered program that
not only prepares teens to become
employable adults, but also helps
them build strong leadership skills
that will help them in their per-
sonal and school setting. Once they
complete Tier 2, students can apply
to do an individual project in Tier 3
that becomes a personal advocacy
“Showing personal leadership
and being a driven individual are
skills that employers are looking
for in today's fast paced society,”
said Audrey Rider, SDSU Exten-
sion 4-H youth leadership field spe-
Teens participating in the pro-
gram are trained by 4-H field spe-
cialists in the experiential learning
model and the importance of mak-
ing a lesson age appropriate, pro-
gram resources – including the use
of the South Dakota Teens as
Teachers Wiki Site, creating com-
munity action plans, development
of community partnerships, lesson
plan development and what is
means to be a professional.
Danette Jarzab, community
wellness coordinator for the South
Dakota Discovery Center, trained
youth in the implementation of the
Harvest of the Month program and
Kari Senger, healthy schools pro-
gram manager for the Alliance for
Healthier Generations, talked to
teens about empowering them-
selves to take action within their
communities and schools to in-
crease positive health habits.
This round of 4-H Teens as
Teachers utilizes the Harvest of
the Month Healthy Living Program
offered by the S.D. Discovery Cen-
ter. Teens are expected to utilize
that resource as well as other re-
sources provided to teach lessons to
elementary age youth.
South Dakota 4-H youth advi-
sors, will work with school/after-
school personnel to monitor the
program and take on necessary
leadership roles for its completion.
This SDSU Extension 4-H pro-
gram partners youth with local
FCCLA chapters, South Dakota 4-
H Foundation, 21st Century Learn-
ing Centers, S.D. Discovery Center,
Alliance for Healthier Generations,
Coordinated School Health, and
community leaders and agencies to
create learning communities that
allow youth the opportunity to ex-
perience greatness by making a dif-
ference within their communities
and schools. It allows youth to
problem solve and plan by develop-
ing and carrying out lesson plans
for grades two through five that are
relevant to the South Dakota
Health Education Standards.
Student directed T.E.A.M. healthy living
program to be held at Philip schools
The annual Santa’s Secret Shop sponsored by the Haakon Education Association
was held December 10-12 on the stage of the elementary gymnasium. “It was
set up so students can buy nice, but inexpensive, gifts,” said Carmen One Skunk.
She and other teachers and parent volunteers, under the leadership of Jessica
Wheeler, help students chose the gift that hopefully will be perfect for those spe-
cial people in their lives. Photos by Del Bartels
Santa’s secret shop
The Department of Health and
northeastern area health care
providers are investigating a clus-
ter of bacterial infections. CRE, or
carbapenem-resistant Enterobacte-
riaceae, are difficult to treat be-
cause they are resistant to many
To date this year, 26 potential
cases of CRE from northeastern
South Dakota have been reported
to the department for evaluation.
CRE cases have been reported in
42 states, including all of South
Dakota’s neighboring states except
CRE bacteria such as Klebsiella
and E. coli are found in the human
digestive system and can become
resistant to carbapenem antibi-
otics. Patients on ventilators, uri-
nary or intravenous catheters, or
long courses of certain antibiotics
are most at risk for CRE infections.
Healthy people are not at risk.
The department has provided
area healthcare and long term care
facilities with guidelines from the
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention for the control of CRE
and also published the information
in the August issue of South
Dakota Medicine.
It is possible to care for patients
and residents with CRE and any
other organism while safely caring
for other patients and residents in
the same facility. Protocols have
been established and are followed
to ensure patient and staff safety.
The CDC guidelines focus on
screening of high risk individuals,
laboratory capacity for testing, ap-
propriate use of antibiotics to pre-
vent drug resistance, and proper
infection control precautions.
Antibiotic-resistant infections
If you still receive a paper check
for your Social Security or other
federal benefit payments, you are
required by law to switch to an
electronic payment option by
March 1.
It's fast, free and easy to sign up
for direct deposit or the Direct Ex-
press® Debit MasterCard®card by
calling the U.S. Treasury Elec-
tronic Payment Solution Center at
(800) 333-1795 Monday - Friday
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST. Wait
times are usually minimal. Call
now to avoid delays near the dead-
For direct deposit, you can also
sign up online at www.GoDirect
.org or by visiting your bank or
credit union.
Before making the switch, decide
which payment option you would
like. If you are unsure, you can call
the United States Treasury Elec-
tronic Payment Solution Center at
(800) 333-1795 and a friendly agent
will discuss options and help you
choose the right one for you. The
U.S. Department of the Treasury
recommends two electronic pay-
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checking or savings account, sign
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This information is often on per-
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Electronic payments are safer
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times more likely to have a prob-
lem with a paper check than with
an electronic payment. It is still im-
portant that you take steps to keep
your money safe. The Treasury De-
partment urges you to follow these
tips. Be careful of anyone who calls,
texts or emails you asking for per-
sonal information. Do not give out
your Social Security number or ac-
count information to anyone unless
you are the one who has contacted
them. Watch your bank or credit
union account or Direct Express®
card account often to make sure
that all account activity is yours.
Social Security recipients must switch to
electronic federal benefit payments by March 1
Legal NoticesDeadline: Fridays at Noon
Thursday, January 3, 2013 • The Pioneer Review • Page 8
PRO #12-12
Deceased. )
Notice is given that on the 12th day of De-
cember, 2012, Barbara L. Kroetch, whose
address is PO Box 514, Philip, South
Dakota 57567, was appointed as per-
sonal representative of the estate of
Wanda Bernice Heeb.
Creditors of decedent must file their
claims within four months after the date
of the first publication of the notice or their
claims may be barred.
Claims may be filed with the personal rep-
resentatives or may be filed with the clerk
and a copy of the claim mailed to the per-
sonal representative.
Dated this 12th day of December, 2012.
/s/Barbara L. Kroetch
Barbara L. Kroetch
PO Box 514
Philip, South Dakota 57567
Janet Magelky
Haakon County Clerk of Courts
PO Box 70
Philip, South Dakota 57567
Gay Tollefson, Attorney
Tollefson Law Office
PO Box 848
Philip, South Dakota 57567
[Published December 20, 27, 2012, &
January 3, 2013, at the total approximate
cost of $61.01]
Listed is a name of a past FEM Electric
Association, Inc. member who has un-
claimed capital credits or will have future
capital credits that we will need to mail to
them but we do not have a current ad-
dress. Any FEM Electric Association, Inc.
unclaimed capital credits must be claimed
within six months after the publication of
this notice. In accordance with FEM Elec-
tric Association, Inc. cooperative’s bylaws
Article XI, Section 7, unclaimed capital
credits will be gifted back to the coopera-
tive. If your name appears below, please
contact FEM Electric at 1-800-587-5880,
426-6891, or PO Box 468, Ipswich SD
57451 to provide your current information.
Chad Davis
FEM Electric Association, Inc.
Ipswich, SD 57451
[Published January 3, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $9.74]
Notice is hereby given that a mining op-
eration is to be conducted by Western
Construction, Inc.
Legal location of the mine:
NE1/4SE1/4 of Sec. 21, T1N,
R20E, Haakon Co., SD.
NW1/4SW1/4 of Sec. 22, T1N,
R20E, Haakon Co., SD.
General location of the mine: 2.0 miles
west from Philip, SD, on the south side of
Hwy. 14.
Material to be mined: Sand & Gravel
The operation is to begin by January 15,
2013, and will be completed to include
final reclamation by December 31, 2018.
Proposed future use of the affected land:
final reclamation will consist of regrading,
replacing topsoil, and reseeding to allow
the area to be returned to crop land.
Additional information about the operation
may be obtained from either Western
Construction, Inc., telephone #605-716-
2446 or 605-381-9709, or the South
Dakota Department of Environment and
Natural Resources, Minerals and Mining
Program, 523 East Capitol Avenue,
Pierre, SD 57501-3182, phone (605) 773-
[Published January 3 & 10, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $29.89]
Notice of Hearing to
Supplement Budgets
There will be insufficient funds in the
budget allowances in the 233 Courthouse
Building Fund in the 2012 budget. It is
hereby proposed that the following Sup-
plemental Budget be adopted for the
2012 year.
233 – 161 Courthouse Building
Notice is hereby given that the Board of
Commissioners of Haakon County, South
Dakota will hold a public hearing on the
above proposed supplemental budgets
for the year 2012, at 1:15 p.m. on Tues-
day, January 8, 2013, at which time any
person interested may appear and be
heard in favor or opposed the proposed
Edward Briggs, Chairman
Patricia G. Freeman
Haakon County Auditor
[Published January 3, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $12.27]
continued on page 10
70.00, Grainger - Janitorial Supplies -
13.03, Haggerty's MusicWorks - Instru-
ment Repair - 330.14, Hand, Madison -
Ref 6 Volleyball Matches - 60.00, Hauk,
Doug - Consortium Travel - 322.00, Her-
ring, Dani - Consortium Travel - 228.00,
Hillyard - Floor Scrubber Repairs -
171.22, Ingram Hardware - Janitorial/
Maintenance Supplies - 64.39, Jaymar
Business Forms - Business Office Sup-
plies - 102.01, Johnson, Sam - Ref 6 Vol-
leyball Matches - 60.00, Knutson, Vicki -
Mileage - Reading Recovery - 82.14,
Kroetch, Kelsie - Ref 7 Volleyball
Matches - 70.00, Lurz Plumbing - Repair
leak on heat unit in welding room -
118.37, Morrison's Pit Stop - Bus/Main-
tenance Fuel - 501.09, Moses Building
Center - Maintenance Supplies - 27.43,
Moses Building Center - VoAg
Supplies/Janitorial Supplies - 249.36,
Olivier, Kaci - Ref 3 Volleyball Matches -
30.00, Patterson Medical Supply - Med-
ical Supplies - 169.73, Petersen's Variety
- Janitorial Supplies - 4.77, Petty Cash
Reimbursement - Postage - 37.90, Philip
Clinic - DOT Physical - 150.00, Philip
Custom Meats - FACS Supplies - 54.00,
Philip FCCLA - Consortium Travel -
589.26, Philip FFA - Consortium Travel -
1,180.84, Philip Standard - Maintenance
Fuel - 86.85, Philip Trust and Agency -
Imprest Reimbursement - 3,764.82, Pio-
neer Review - Publications - 104.27, Quill
- Office Supplies/Ink - 884.85, Really
Good Stuff - Classroom Supplies - 53.89,
The Sewing Center - FACS Supplies -
51.50, Walker Refuse - Garbage Service
- 800.16, Wall FFA - Consortium Travel -
2,069.96, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue
Shield - Health Insurance Premiums -
10,529.74, Wells, Krista - Ref 9 Volleyball
Matches - 90.00, West Central Electric -
Electricity - 4,428.33, WRLJ Rural Water
- Milesville/Cheyenne Nov 12 Water -
62.50. TOTAL: 34,957.95. Capital Out-
lay Claims Payable December 17,
2012: AAVIM - Textbooks - 90.40, Cen-
tury Business Leasing - Copier Lease -
410.34, First National Bank - Sioux Falls
- Final CO Certificate Payment & Interest
- 158,445.00. TOTAL: 158,945.74. SPED
Claims Payable December 17, 2012:
AFLAC - Insurance Premiums - 128.18,
Avesis - Vision Insurance Premiums -
56.12, Baer, Erin - SPED Mileage -
249.00, Children's Care Hospital - OT/PT
Services - 575.00, Delta Dental - Dental
Insurance Premiums - 465.70, Houghton
Mifflin - SPED Testing Supplies - 145.20,
Morehart, Melanie - SPED Travel - Read-
ing Recovery - 182.04, Nelson, Karen -
Isolation Mileage - 557.96, Pioneer Re-
view - Job Advertising - 64.00, Quill -
SPED Supplies - 124.75, Teaching
Treasures - SPED Supplies - 12.79,
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield -
Health Insurance Premiums - 412.22,
Westerberg, Pat - Reimburse SPED
Supplies - 15.56. TOTAL: 2,988.52.
Food Service Claims Payable Decem-
ber 17, 2012: AFLAC - Insurance Premi-
ums - 80.34, Child & Adult Nutrition -
Commodity Purchases - 422.26, Coyle's
SuperValu - Purchased Foods - 78.01,
Dean Foods - Milk Purchases - 1,035.20,
Earthgrains - Purchased Foods - 96.20,
Ingram Hardware - Supplies - 10.77,
Reinhart Food Service - Purchased
Foods - 1,871.09, Servall - Linen Care -
67.86, US Foods - Purchased Foods -
3,810.77. TOTAL: 7,472.50. Hourly
wages for Month of November 2012:
32,942.31. Gross Salaries/Fringe for No-
vember 2012 - FUND 10: Instructional –
96,999.68, Administration - 16,258.41,
Support Services - 6,130.51, Extra Cur-
ricular -3,834.60; FUND 22: SPED Gross
Salaries/Fringe - 8,364.89.
13-68 Motion by Nelson, second by
Hamill to approve the following personnel
contract pending receipt of background
check: Ruth Carley, Special Education
Paraprofessional (Milesville) - $10.00/hr.
(Background check was received the day
after the Board meeting.)
13-68.1 Motion by Thorson, second by
Fitzgerald to change the time of the Jan-
uary 14, 2013, meeting from 6 p.m. to
5pm due to a home basketball game.
13-69 Anita Peterson gave the BHSSC
13-70 Motion by Fitzgerald, second by
Peterson to enter into Executive Session
at 6:13 p.m. for student matters (SDCL
1-25-2). Motion by Thorson, second by
Nelson to resume meeting at 7:06 p.m.
with no action required.
13-71 Superintendent Keven Morehart
reported on the following items on behalf
of Secondary Principal Mike Baer: (A) It
is the end of the semester. Everyone, in-
cluding seniors, took semester tests. (B)
Benchmark testing results are in. There
was little change in the scores for 7th and
8th reading. 11th grade reading dropped.
8th and 11th grade math increased sig-
nificantly. Where the scores dropped for
individual students, the change wasn’t
significant. (C) Mr. Donnelly will be offer-
ing weight training and speed drill in the
morning before school. Credit will be of-
fered. We are working on designing tests
so that Junior High can receive High
School PE credit. (D) Merry Christmas!
13-72 Superintendent Keven Morehart
reported on the following items: (A)
Santa’s Workshop sponsored by HEA
was very successful. (B) The USDA has
lifted the meat and grain restrictions for
the remainder of the year. (C) A tremen-
dous concert was performed by the 1st-
6th graders and Mrs. Bowen. (D) The
2nd online assessment was taken by 3rd
through 6th grade. (E) The Milesville
school program was great! Deep Creek’s
program will be held December 19th at 6
Adjournment at 7:13 p.m Will meet in
regular session on January 14, 2013, at
5:00 p.m.
Scott Brech, President
Britni Ross, Business Manager
[Published January 3, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $122.30]
Proceedings of Haakon
School District 27-1
Board of Education
Regular Meeting Minutes
December 17, 2012
The Board of Education of the Haakon
School District 27-1 met in regular ses-
sion for its regular meeting on December
17, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at the Philip Ar-
mory, Room A-1. President Scott Brech
called the meeting to order with the fol-
lowing members present: Jake Fitzger-
ald, Scott Brech, Vonda Hamill, Mark
Nelson, Anita Peterson and Doug Thor-
son. Absent: Mark Radway. Also present:
Supt/Elementary Prin. Keven Morehart,
Business Manager Britni Ross, Lisa
Schofield and Del Bartels.
The meeting began with a Moment of Si-
lence held for those involved in the
tragedy in Newtown, CT.
All action taken in the following minutes
was by unanimous vote unless otherwise
13-65 Communications from the audi-
ence: None
13-66 Motion by Peterson, second by
Nelson to approve the agenda with the
following changes: Add “Student Matters”
to 13-70: Executive Session and Add 13-
68.1: Meeting Time Change. Mr. More-
hart also thanked Lisa Schofield for pro-
viding the delicious food.
13-67 Motion by Fitzgerald, second by
Thorson to approve the following items
of consent calendar.
Approved the minutes of the Novem-
ber 19, 2012 meeting.
Approved the unaudited financial re-
port of November 30, 2012 as follows:
General Fund Claims Payable Decem-
ber 17, 2012: AFLAC - Insurance Pre-
mium - 662.71, A&B Welding - VoAg
Supplies - 13.70, All Star Auto - Vehicle
Rental - Oral Interp - 115.90, AP Exami-
nations - AP Exam Fees - 265.00, Avesis
- Vision Insurance Premiums - 301.55,
Black Hills Chemical - Janitorial Supplies
- 114.19, Brant's Electric - Bulbs/Wiring
for Greenhouse - 915.69, Brucklacher,
Brigitte - Consortium Travel - 283.36,
Century Business Products - Copier
Maintenance/Toner - 405.17, City of
Philip - Water/Sewer - 964.43, Coyle,
Ellie - Ref 1 Volleyball Match - 10.00,
Coyle's SuperValu - FACS Supplies -
90.75, D&T Auto Parts - Bus Repairs -
8.08, D&T Auto Parts - Shop Supplies -
7.99, DeJong, Peyton - Ref 1 Volleyball
Match - 10.00, Dekker, Jordyn - Ref 9
Volleyball Matches - 90.00, Delta Dental
- Dental Insurance Premiums - 1,617.96,
Department of Health - Health Nurse
Services - 414.00, Dept of Revenue -
Water Testing - 175.00, Deuchar,
Theresa - Isolation Mileage (October &
November) - 455.10, Foothills Inn -
Wrestling Lodging - 282.00, Foss, Dani -
Isolation Mileage - 142.82, Golden West
Technologies - Firewall/domain repairs -
about the size of a soccer ball. Chal-
lenging to try to get a little ball to
go where you wanted it to go to win
or at least make a score.
There are so many new elec-
tronic toys that it is just amazing
what they do. But, the old fire
truck that has been popular for
many years was still just as popu-
lar now even if it is several years
old. There was lots of visiting and
catching up on the happenings of
everyone's lives. Doug and Phyllis
reported that they had retired and
were planning an extended trip
after the new year to the southern
states. They went in a different di-
rection last year and enjoyed it.
They will be gone for awhile and
will miss out on some of the cold
weather in South Dakota.
December 22, Marvin, Vicki and
Mary Eide enjoyed Christmas at
Christa and Trevor Fitch’s with all
the Fitch families. It was held in
the new shed and it was so nice and
the kids all had a nice warm place
to play. It was to be just a pick-up
meal that would be easy (tacos etc.)
But, we had barbequed chicken
wings, fresh fruit trays, potato
chips and dips, crackers, cold
meats and cheese trays, and lots of
desserts. Burjes was busy making
French fries in his new cooker and
everyone gobbled them up as fast
as he had a batch done.
As usual, there was lots of food
and we again ate too much. Marvin
and I stayed home Christmas Eve
day and evening and rested. Of
course there is always chores to do.
Marvin got a new hay processor
and people were out getting the liq-
uid feed tank on it this last week.
He reports that he likes what it
does and thinks that it grinds the
hay up a little more than the old
one did.
Herb and Hazel Sieler spent
Christmas Eve day at Bill
Gottslebens’ along with Myrna,
Kathy, Barbara, Caroline and their
families and Phyllis and Marvin
Coleman. Sharon was unable to be
here for Christmas. Bill and
Jayne’s kids were all home from
their schools for the holidays.
Hazel said they had a white ele-
phant exchange that Jayne has
made an every year event. Every-
one always enjoys it.
Christmas will not be over till I
can no longer see the star at
Gottsleben’s, which I really enjoy
seeing each year. I drove past and
saw the rest of their decorations
one night. What a pretty scene. I
thought that if I was hooked up to
the Internet, it would be a neat pic-
ture to send from our town (Grind-
stone). And not to leave anyone else
out, there are a lot of other pretty
lights in this community this year.
My niece, Barbara Coy, was here
early to spend some time with her
dad and other family members.
She came over and spent the after-
noon with me Friday, December 22.
She made some bean soup, from a
new recipe, and some corn bread
and brought some over so I could
have it for supper. It was delicious.
I did not have to do anything for
supper except stick it in the mi-
crowave and supper was done. Sat-
urday, she went to Deb and Kieth
Smith’s to spend some time with
her great-nieces. Cassidy was
home early to spend the holidays.
I usually don’t like to say much
about the sad events with all the
shootings, but I do wish we could
know what the cause is. There are
so many different ideas, but if we
could really know, many we could
do something to stop them. We can
pray and hop that there will be a
solution someday. God does answer
all prayers in His time not in our
Keep praying for the much
needed moisture in 2013.
Grindstone News
(continued from page 3)
Greetings from cool, breezy,
snow covered northeast Haakon
County! I hope all of you had a
blessed Christmas, and I also hope
that 2013 will be one of your best
years yet!
This news is being compiled in a
hurry, because I thought I had
missed the deadline for this week.
However, the kind staff at the Pio-
neer Review are giving me a little
extra time, so here goes!
I attended the Deep Creek
School Christmas program on the
19th, and it was a great time. The
kids were well prepared, the school
was packed, and Santa made a sur-
prise visit – it was wonderful.
Thanks to Theresa Deuchar and
the students for their hard work!
Aunt Ruth Neuhauser enjoyed
having her son, Kevin, his wife,
Mary, and their daughter, Bri-
anna, join her for Christmas dinner
at Highmore Health on Christmas
Day. Jennifer (Neuhauser) and
Ross Tschetter stopped by for a
visit with Ruth December 29 on
their way home to Salem.
Nels and Dorothy Paulson vis-
ited the Bruce family December 20.
They stayed home Christmas Eve,
because it was a little too cold for
them to be traveling. Christmas
Day, they joined Kenny and Robin
Stoner and family near Murdo for
Christmas dinner and visiting.
Both of the Stoner's children were
home for the holiday, and Nels and
Dorothy got to meet Cole's new
wife, Holly. They were married in
a private ceremony prior to Christ-
mas, and they'll be having a recep-
tion at a later date. After Christ-
mas, Dorothy and Nels went to
town to order a new washing ma-
chine. It is a special size, so it will
take a few weeks for it to arrive. I
sure hope Nels doesn't get too dirty
between now and then!
Billy and Arlyne Markwed had a
full house during the holidays, with
lots of family coming and going. It
sounds like their new cabin got lots
of use! Their daughter, Kim, and
grandson, Todd, arrived Wednes-
day, December 19. The group at-
tended the Deep Creek School pro-
gram that evening. Daughter
Cindy Bresee and her husband,
Bruce, arrived from Spearfish Fri-
day. They spent the night with
Billy and Arlyne, then they trav-
eled on to Sioux Falls Saturday to
celebrate an early Christmas gath-
ering with the Bresee family. They
took their grandson, young Kyler
Gabriel, along, because several of
the Bresee relatives hadn't had a
chance to meet him yet. They re-
turned to Billy and Arlyne's Sun-
day. Also arriving at Markwed's
Sunday were grandsons Trent,
Danny, and Tate. Several of the
group attended candlelight services
at Deep Creek Church Sunday.
Monday, Brian Stapert, Belle
Fourche, joined the group for
Christmas Eve lunch. Brian is the
son of Bud and Joyce Stapert, and
he grew up in our community.
Christmas Eve supper guests in-
cluded Kim, son Trent, Cindy and
Bruce Bresee, Tate Gabriel, and
T.J. Gabriel and family. Christmas
Day guests were Aunt Alice Jeitz,
Kim Marso, Tate Gabriel, Cindy
and Bruce Bresee, T.J. Gabriel,
and Eric, Deedee and Damian Bre-
see from Wall. Wednesday, grand-
son Danny and his girlfriend ar-
rived.Thursday, Arlyne's brother
and sister-in-law, Ronnie and
Emily Sammons, came to visit with
the group. Friday, Kim Marso and
Billy and Arlyne traveled to Rapid
City to watch a basketball game be-
tween Rapid City and Aberdeen –
Kim's son, Trent, is one of the
coaches of the Aberdeen team.
They spent Friday night with
Cindy and Bruce Bresee in
Spearfish, then traveled back to
Rapid City the next day. Kim flew
Moenville News
by Leanne Neuhauser • 567-3325
Classifieds • 859-2516
Thursday, January 3, 2013 • The Pioneer Review • Page 9
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A huge thank you to Midland
School Booster Club, St. William
Altar Society and National Mu-
tual Benefit for putting on the
benefit soup supper for me.
Thank you to everyone who con-
tributed in any way---food, dona-
tions, and/or your presence at
the supper. It meant the world to
us. The generosity shown by
everyone from Midland, Philip,
Kadoka, Okaton, and Murdo was
overwhelming. We also appreci-
ate NMB for the matching funds –
thank you!
A belated thank you to Matt
Donnelly and students for organ-
izing the 50/50 raffles in Philip.
Also thanks to Don Haynes for
the Midland 50/50 raffle and
Modern Woodmen's matching
The kindness and thoughtful-
ness of everyone is unbelievable.
One more thank you goes to
Roy for always taking care of
Cedar. It is comforting to know he
is in good hands.
God Bless & Happy New Year!
Mary & Tom Parquet
To the person who made our
Christmas “brighter” we can’t
thank you enough!!! You are a
very sweet person to think of us!!
Lacy & boys
Senechal residents would like
to thank the Philip Women’s Club
for the wonderful dinner served.
Thanks to the ambulance service
for the delicious snacks and the
Haakon County Crooners for the
food and great entertainment.
We also want to thank the
many church groups that brought
goodies and sang carols at differ-
ent times during the month of De-
cember. What a wonderful, car-
ing community we live in.
* * * * *
I want to thank you for all the
prayers, cards, calls, flowers and
gifts during my illness.
Thank you to Philip Ambu-
lance, Philip Health, including the
clinic, x-ray, lab, nursing staff
and Dr. Holman.
Thank you, Pastor Westerlund,
for your kind words and prayers.
Finally, a special thanks to my
family. I love each and every one
of you.
God’s blessings to all of you,
Florence Dean
Thanks to Toyeala Cuka at
Tease Salon for the flat iron and
hair dryer I won in your drawing.
Brittany Smith
Thank you to the Midland Vol-
unteer Fire Department for the
quarter beef I won at their raffle
on December 19. Also, thanks to
all the volunteers for their time in
protecting our community.
Mike Stroppel
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
685-3068. P52-tfn
12-ply, 235/85/16R. $160,
mounted. Les’ Body Shop, 859-
2744, Philip. P40-tfn
HELP WANTED: Business man-
ager for the Kadoka Area School
District. Applications available
on the website www.kadoka.
k12.sd.us or may be picked up
at the school. Wage DOE and
qualifications. Open until filled.
Contact Jamie Hermann at 837-
2174, ext. 100. EOE.
FOR SALE: (70) 27” TV sets with
remotes, $20 each. These are
NOT flatscreens. Best Western
Plains, Wall, 279-2145 or 685-
3915. WP19-2tc
railroad ties, 8
⁄2’ long, $75 per
tie or $50 if you buy 10 or more.
See at car wash in Midland. Call
843-2846 or (cell) 840-8441.
boxes of white LED. Nothing
wrong with the lights, just the
wrong color. $32. Call 441-4909
or 859-3515, leave message.
FOR SALE: Rope horse halters
with 10’ lead rope, $15 each.
Call 685-3317 or 837-2917.
BREAKFAST is available for
brunches, luncheons, dinner
parties and retreats, December -
April. Contact Lyndy, 859-2122,
triangle@gwtc.net, www. trian-
gleranchbb.com P51-8tc
St. in Philip, 2 bedrooms, full
basement, great view off back
deck. Call 859-2783 or 859-
3249 or 567-3515 to view.
FORE RENT: One bedroom
house in Wall. 279-2865.
FOR RENT: Two bedroom trailer
house for rent in Philip. 685-
3801 or 859-2204. P3-tfn
FOR RENT: Two bedroom apart-
ment in Wall. Call 386-2222.
RENT IN WALL: Call Stan, 381-
2861 or 279-2861. WP5-tfn
APARTMENTS: Spacious one
bedroom units, all utilities in-
cluded. Young or old. Need
rental assistance or not, we can
house you. Just call 1-800-481-
6904 or stop in the lobby and
pick up an application. Gateway
Apartments, Kadoka. WP32-tfn
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859-2491 • Philip, SD
104 Philip Ave. • South of Philip Chiropractic
Quality Air-Entrained Concrete
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837-2621 • Kadoka, SD
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representing Golden Eagle Log
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For Sale: Beautiful Hart Ranch
Camping Resort is located just
outside of Rapid City. Purchase
NOW before transfer fees in-
crease! Call 605-939-3112.
ant skins, rattlesnakes and por-
cupines. Ph. 605-673-4345 or
email at clawantlerhide@hot-
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FOR SALE: 1996 Subaru
Legacy, all wheel drive, new
tires, 130K miles, runs great,
$2,500. Call 441-9900. P4-1tp
FOR SALE: 1998 Ford Expedi-
tion XLT 4x4, cloth seats, power
windows, locks & seats, good
tires. Call 685-8155. PR10-tfn
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
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2 Bedrooms Available
2 Bedrooms Available
(washer/dryer hook-ups)
Apartments carpeted throughout,
appliances furnished,
laundry facilities available.
For application
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Sturgis, SD 57785
605-347-3077 or
For all your
Philip, SD
ALL types!
Brent Peters
WTire Tanks
Located in
Kadoka, SD
Home: (605) 837-2945
Cell: (605) 381-5568
Excavation work of
Manager Position Available
The Haakon County Conservation District
is currently taking applications for
district Manager. Part-time/Full-time Position.
Stop at 409 N. Wray in Philip for an application
and more information.
Haakon County Conservation district
409 n. Wray, Philip, Sd 57567 • 859-2186 Ext. 3
HCCd is an equal opportunity employer.
•2 Bedrooms •Trees in Front & Back Yards
•1 Bathroom •Back Yard Fenced
•Utility Room• •Many Perennial Plants
•1-Car Attached Garage •Storage Shed
•Full Basement •Permanent Siding
•Back Deck •Propane Heat & Central Air
Contact: (605) 859-3367 ~ 859-3249 ~ 567-3515
July 20 – Shocked hay and
hauled in 2 loads in forenoon.
Sprinkled a little at noon. Very
windy. Joe Newbar has filed con-
test on claim north of Dibbles for
his sister. Mosquitoes out of busi-
ness today on account of wind. Had
new potatoes out of Dibbles patch.
July 21 – Went to Wiedemans in
forenoon and I bought a cow named
“Cherry” for $45 with W branded
on neck and Bert bought heifer and
calf for $30. Same brand on heifer.
Ate dinner at Wiedemans and had
great big new potatoes, new beans
and cucumbers. Saw some of the
finest corn I ever saw – 15 acres in
one field would hide a man.
July 22 – Bert mowed some hay
in a.m. and I tamped in some posts
around our 5 acre field. Got mail
and papers today. Mosquitoes still
very bad.
July 23 – Set a few posts in
morning. In afternoon we worked
at hay. Bert mowed and I shocked.
Hauled load in evening. Very hot
day and damp. Mosquitoes bad.
July 24 – Day opened with a
thunderstorm at 4:15 a.m. rained
slowly until 6:30 a.m. Had 3 acres
of hay in windrow and had to scat-
ter it out. Shocked and hauled hay
in afternoon. Got 2 loads. Total in
now is 12 loads. Mosquitoes fierce.
Sent a letter to John.
July 25 – I shocked hay all day.
A high wind blew from n.w. and
made it a tiresome job. Bert mowed
and I hauled in. Roy Sanders took
our picture in hay field. Said he
would send us one.
July 26 – Clear and warm.
Shocked hay all day. Bert mowed
and hauled in. Circle around sun at
noon. Begain raining at 9 p.m. and
rained heavily all night. Glorious
rain. Everything growing fast and
looking fine. Got mail. Keen for
news in the Magill case in Clinton.
July 27 – Fine gentle rain fell all
night and fine for corn and potatoes
which are doing fine. Bert worked
some at hay spreading it out to dry.
Had 3 loads in shocks. It was al-
right. Mosquitoes bad - potatoe
bugs getting bad.
Sunday, July 28 – Clear and fine
today. Circle around sun and faint
sun dogs visible at 6 p.m. Took
quart of McBrayer to Joe Newbars
and treated the boys in forenoon.
Stayed around home the balance of
the day.
July 29 – Buster found a huge
hole in ground north of our house.
I thought coyotes were in it. Dug it
out and found 4 skunks in it.
Buster had a terrible fight with one
of the old skunks. Got bitten pretty
badly but he never gave up. Finally
shot them with target rifle. Bert
hauled in 3 loads of hay. Thunder
storm went along the Cheyenne in
evening but only light rain fell at
July 30 – Sprinkled some early
today. Viola and Laura went to
Council Bear with Bert as I was not
feeling well. They got a big load of
wood. Scully Ferguson was over to
see me about selling me 28 heifers
at $22 per head - 2 years old. Took
old cow to bull.
July 31 – Bert and Laura went to
Labricks on the Cheyenne 12 miles
northwest for wood and got home
at dark with a good load. Met Mr.
Van Houten, Philip livery man. Not
feeling well myself.
August 1 – Very cool. Bert
worked on his cellar and harness. I
didn’t do any thing but loaf around
as I was on the bum.
August 2 – Bert cut hay in
fornoon. I was still on the bum so
Viola and I went over to Dibbles
and stayed with her Mother all
day. 43 at 5 a.m.
August 3 – Wind set in from the
s.e. and blew a gale steadily all
day. Bert worked at hay in the
forenoon but had to quit at noon on
account of the wind. Wind settled
in evening and a nice rain fell for
15 minutes. It was a great help to
Sun. August 4 – Very cool. Mos-
quitoes bad. Got 243 pounds of wire
owing to us from C.O.Nash.
August 5 – Still of duty account
of being on the bum. Went to Stone
and got a roll of wire that he owed
us and Bert put some on north
fence. Ed Howser helped him dig
balance of post holes around our 5
acre tract and string one wire part
way around.
August 6 – Bert, Viola, Laura
and myself started to Philip at 7:30
a.m. Ate dinner on roadside 2 miles
north of Mooneys and 15 miles
from home. Reached Philip at 5:30
p.m. Good road all the way. Philip
is nice town and nice location.
Stopped at Northwestern Hotel run
by Miss Lindsey - an old women.
Put team in J.E. Taggarts barn - a
nice fellow. Had a nice time in
town. Extremely warm all day. Sa-
loons all closed in Philip. Fine
country all the way to Philip.
August 7 – Bert got up at 4:30
a.m. and at 8 a.m. he catched a ca-
boose bounce ground train for Ft.
Pierre where he was to attend the
teachers institute. Bought gro-
ceries at Weed and Kumms and
hardware at Millers. Got ac-
quainted with all the bankers in
Philip. Nice fellows. Met Mr.
Bosler, an old DeWitt County Illi-
nois man and U.S. Commissioner
Clow. Awful hot and dry. Immense
hay crop being put up everywhere.
August 8 – Got up early and
loaded our goods and Viola, Laura
and I started for home at 7 a.m.
Stopped for dinner 16 miles north
of Philip. Terrible hot day. Brought
out a 50 pound chunk of ice. Got it
to dinner in fine shape and had a
big piece left when we got home at
6 p.m. Stopped at a ranchers place,
name Robbinson - a fine fellow - to
water the team out of his well.
Stopped at Koons.
August 9 – Done nothing all day
but loaf around. Too tired out after
trip from Philip. Day was hottest of
the season - 101 at 2:30 p.m. Rain
is needed badly. Corn, potatoes and
grass drying up.
August 10 – Clear and windy at
dawn. Cold clouds visible in remote
north west. Drove down to Council
Bear breaks in afternoon and then
came home. Drove all around fence
line and done some repairing. Cold
clouds came in at 5 p.m. and
dropped temperature to 58 degrees
with very high wind.
Sun. Aug. 11 – 50 this morning.
Vegetation of all kinds needing
rain badly. But corn hasn’t fired
August 12 – Rain needed badly
although corn is growing fine. Pota-
toe crop is going to be cut a good
deal as plants beginning to wilt.
August 13 –Hitched up and cut a
few swaths on Laura’s intended
claim west of Joe Newbars. No
mosquitoes anymore. Talked to
S.P. Stein from Milwaukee, a set-
tler 3 miles north of us. No rain yet.
August 14 – 102 at 1:20 p.m.
hottest day of the year. No rain
since August 1 and needed badly.
Corn still looks good not withstand-
August 15 – Heavy gale at dawn.
Much cooler. Rained somewhere
west of here during the night.
Grass burning up.
August 16 – Big prairie fire
about 10 miles east of us - immense
fire burned for 4 hours. No rain.
Went to Marietta for mail. Paid
Nash $1.20 for 1 gallon of linseed
oil and jugs. Made preparation
with water and tubfulls to fight
prairie fire if wind shifted in our di-
August 17 – Day opened clear.
Temperature 90 at noon. Put in
day painting Dibbles house. Bert
returned from Teachers Institute
in Pierre via Philip. Rain needed
Sun. August 18 – Day opened
cloudy cool and threatening rain
and a few drops fell and then it
cleared up. Later a high cold wind
set in from the north and clouds
blowed away. Weather looks fally.
August 19 – Day opened very
cool. Threatened rain all day but
none fell. Mr. Wiedeman brought
us 2 cows and one calf bought of
him on July 4. Worked in p.m. put-
ting wire around Skieview corn-
field. Buster had a fierce fight with
a skunk.
August 20 – Painted some. Dib-
ble cut hay. In afternoon a thun-
derstorm came up but only a few
drops of rain fell. Calf just bought
of Wiedeman got out and ran away.
Corn still looks good despite dry
August 21 – Cloudy but no rain.
Painted Dibbles house and chored
around his place. Dibble worked at
hay. Rain needed badly.
August 22 – Day opened with
local thunderstorm but passed
away and no rain fell. Rain greatly
needed. Storm passed to the north
of us in the afternoon. Dibble
worked at the hay.
August 23 – Clean and high
northwest wind blew all day and
dried the grass awfully fast. Entire
country is now burned brown.
Sawed wood. Corn has not fired yet
despite the weather.
August 24 – Clear and extremely
hot. Old Sol was a ball of fire. Much
danger from prairie fires account of
immense amount of dried grass.
Bert went to teachers meeting at
Leslie. At night wind shifted from
S.E. to S.W. and presaged some-
thing doing in the weather line be-
fore long.
Sun. August 25 – Day opened
clear and heat was fierce. 93 in af-
ternoon. Storm gathered in west
and brok about 8 p.m. with a gale
followed by a light rain. Turned
cooler afterwards.
(to be continued)
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back to her home in Missoula, and
Billy and Arlyne watched another
basketball game before spending
another night with Cindy and
Bruce. On their way back toward
the ranch Sunday, Billy and Arlyne
attended a 70th birthday celebra-
tion for their friend, Bob Anderson,
near Sturgis. It sounds like it was
a busy, wonderful time!
Dick and Gene Hudson spent
Christmas Eve with Pat Snook and
family near Midland. Christmas
Day was quiet for Dick and Gene –
they were in charge of chores, be-
cause their daughter, Connie, and
her family had traveled to Min-
nesota to spend Christmas with the
Johnson relatives. Dick and Gene's
daughter, Deb Burma, and her
family from Columbus, Neb., ar-
rived December 26 and returned
home December 31. Dick and Gene
made a trip to Rapid City to see the
eye doctor December 27. Leanne
Neuhauser and daughters, Lori
and Jennifer, stopped by for a visit
Friday afternoon. Gene sent us
home with beautiful poinsettias –
you'll have to ask her about her
Lee and Mary Briggs had daugh-
ters, Rea and Keva, and families
home for Christmas. Lee said that
Lil Briggs took a fall recently, and
she is now back at her home being
cared for by family.
Bill and Polly Bruce attended
Christmas Eve Mass in Eagle
Butte. Their son, Vince, and his
wife, Katie, traveled to Iowa on the
23rd to spend Christmas with her
family, so Bill and Polly were in
charge of keeping the ranch chores
done. Christmas Day, Marcia
(Bruce) and Doyle Simon and their
daughter, Shelby, were guests of
Bill and Polly for Christmas Din-
ner. December 28, all of the Bruce
family met at a hotel in Pierre for
their family Christmas gathering.
Polly said all of their children and
spouses were able to attend this
year, as well as all but one of the
grandchildren! Saturday night,
they had over 60 people, which in-
cluded all the family as well as
some friends. They even got to
meet their newest great-grandchild
who is about two weeks old! They
had a wonderful time, and every-
one returned to their homes Sun-
day. Polly said things are begin-
ning to get back to normal now
after all the excitement.
Clint and Laura Alleman spent
Christmas Eve with Clark and
Carmen Alleman. Christmas Day,
they traveled to Hemmingford,
Neb., to the home of Laura's grand-
mother, returning home that same
day. Saturday, they were in Pierre
to spend the day with Clark and
Carmen Alleman and his two sis-
ters, Phyllis and Barb, and their
families. Sunday, they spent the
day in Hayes visiting Laura's par-
Kevin and Mary Neuhauser were
in Miller, the Friday prior to
Christmas, to celebrate with the
Schlechter relatives. They spent
the night and returned home Sat-
urday. Christmas Day was spent
with Kevin's mother, Ruth, in
Highmore. Their daughter, Sarah,
had to work, as did their son, Nick.
Nick traveled to Minneapolis over
the weekend to watch the Vikings
game – I don't think the game
turned out as he would have pre-
ferred it to!
Kevin Neuhauser had been
building a box for Cole Brigg's
pickup for use with his cattle busi-
ness. I guess Cole has been super-
vising. Kevin does quite a bit of fab-
ricating in his shop – lots of talent
there! Cole said he'll be heading to
Montana soon to do more cattle
work, but right now is a bit of a
break in his busy schedule.
Max and Joyce Jones were in
Rapid City recently to see the der-
matologist, and the good news is
that Max doesn't have to go back
for three months! Christmas Day,
all the kids and grandkids joined
Max and Joyce for the day. It
sounds like some of the group went
ice fishing – they must be made of
tough stuff, because it was pretty
cold that day. Their son, Todd, was
mountain lion hunting in the Black
Hills on New Year's Eve, so Darcy
and grandkids, Luke and Mattie,
were joining Max and Joyce for
Adam and Jodi Roseth and fam-
ily, as well as Nick Roseth, went to
Minnesota prior to Christmas to
spend some time with Jodi's
mother. They returned home
Christmas Eve. They spent Christ-
mas Day with Julian and Coreen
Roseth and the rest of the family.
New Year's Eve, Adam and Jodi
entertained several young families
from the community.
Marge Briggs, sons, Lynn and
Ed, and grandson, Casey, traveled
to Spearfish Christmas Day to the
home of Marge's daughter, Janet.
Marge's granddaughter, Rochelle,
joined the group also. They re-
turned home Christmas night.
Ron and Helen Beckwith had
their three daughters and families
at home the weekend prior to
Christmas. Cheri and Rose and
families returned to their homes in
Ft. Pierre Sunday, and daughter
Lori returned to her home in
Huron on the 26th. Gary and Anne
Beckwith and friends, Bruce and
Brenda, were New Year's Eve
guests of Ron and Helen – sounded
like they were going to enjoy some
oyster stew!
Our Christmas activities started
the Wednesday prior to Christmas,
when our friend, Ward Mc-
Caughey, Missoula, came to spend
a few days. Friday, Ward's sister,
Mona Pries, and her husband,
Brent, Pierre, joined us for supper.
Saturday, I drove to Kadoka and
picked up my mother, then the two
of us went to the Rapid City airport
to pick up daughter Lori who was
flying in for the holidays. Monday,
Scott and Corry Neuhauser ar-
rived, as did Chelsea and Mike. Jen
and Ross arrived Christmas morn-
ing, and it was a joyous, fun-filled
celebration for all of us. Mike and
Chelsea and Scott, Corry and fam-
ily returned to their homes on the
26th, and Jen and Ross and Lori
stayed until the 29th. After I took
Lori to the airport, I came back
through Kadoka and picked up my
mother so she could spend a few
days here. She returned home New
Year's Day, and since then I have
been working to get the Christmas
decorations put away and return a
sense of normal to things around
here. Whew!
It seems like the last couple of
weeks have flown by in a hurry,
with all the holiday events and
time spent with friends and family.
We are so blessed.
This week, I am grateful for the
little things that I sometimes take
for granted – my positive attitude,
warm clothes, wonderful family
and friends, even my favorite pil-
low! I am a lucky woman.
Also this week, I challenge you
all to smile – make it a habit. You'll
be amazed at how good it will make
you feel, not to mention how good it
will make the recipients of your
smile feel!
Moenville News
(continued from page 8)
January 2, 1929
84 Years Ago
Grindstone News … The most
spectacular Christmas guests
around Grindstone this year were
undoubtedly Jay and John and
Glen Gehan, and a school friend of
the latter, all of whom flew out
Christmas morning from Wessing-
ton Springs in the new Ryan plane
Jay is piloting. They took dinner
with the George O’Connells.
Miss Anna Rausch has departed
for Newcastle, Wyoming, where
she will teach school this semester.
Miss Evelyn Gaines and Charles
Martin, both of Ottumwa, were
united in marriage on December
Elbon Locals … Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Kroetch and son, Arthur,
spent Christmas at the home of
Mrs. Kroetch’s sister, Lottie Picker
at Colome, South Dakota.
Local News … Gertrude Daly,
who is teaching near Athboy, S.D.,
spent last week visiting her
mother, Mrs. Paul Daly.
Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Hart of Madi-
son, Wisconsin, are the parents of
twins, a boy and a girl born to them
last week. Mrs. Hart will be re-
membered as Miss Inez Valliant.
January 6, 1938
A crew that at times contained
twenty men was at work during
last week under the supervision of
W.G. Murphy, harvesting ice from
the Bad River south of town. Mr.
Murphy said he had made no esti-
mate of how many tons were stored
away, but it all will be welcome
ammunition to fight off the hot
blasts next summer.
The ice was of excellent quality,
from 10 to 12 inches in thickness.
There was enough in this first har-
vest to fill the ice house three-
fourths full.
Miss Irene Curtis, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Curtis, of
Milesville, was united in marriage
to Walter Stalley, Jr., of Ottumwa,
on Thursday, December 30, at 6:45
The death of J.J. Keane at
Rochester, Minn., on Dec. 27 was a
distinct shock to his friends and
neighbors in Haakon County. He
left Philip alone on Dec. 19 to go to
Mayo clinic and letters received
from him after his arrival indicated
his condition was not considered
serious. He was 62 years of age and
is survived only by his widow.
Mr. Keane came to this locality
in 1906, filed on a homestead in
Butte township and had lived there
ever since.
Four persons were severely cut
and bruised in a highway accident
involving three cars southwest of
here early Sunday morning. Occu-
pants of the cars were returning to
Philip from New Year’s dances at
Wall and Cottonwood.
The injured are: Mr. and Mrs.
Art Schultz, Everett Hazlet and
Mary Ellen Ratigan. They were
treated for cuts and bruises at Dr.
Ramsey’s office. Although very
painful, none of the injuries are ex-
pected to prove serious.
Grindstone News … Gladys Kn-
odel, Richfield, Idaho, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Knodel, was
married to Richard Smith, son of
Roy Smith, at Richfield Christmas
week. Richard Smith and his
brother, Everett, (Bus) took care of
Knodel’s farm while they visited
here at Thanksgiving time. Gladys
has been attending normal school.
Mrs. Palmer was able to be out to
the dance Wednesday night and
visit with her neighbors. Her ribs
are still pretty tender and hinder
her working.
The weather is still so nice that
we marvel over it every day. The
days are getting longer again, and
we have had hardly any winter.
Betwixt Places … Twenty-three
people enjoyed New Years Day at
the Morgan William’s home. Whist
was played in the afternoon and
pitch in the evening.
Hilland News … Icing is getting
under way at the dam east of the
Pressy Keyser place. A large num-
bers of family get their ice supply
Philip School News … The de-
bate team went to New Underwood
Tuesday afternoon to debate,
Wayne Robbins, Ray Griffiths, Tom
Ferguson and Howard Shoun de-
bated for Philip.
New subjects offered the second
semester will be American Govern-
ment, Industrial Geography, Solid
Geometry, and dramatics.
Badlands Hickory Stick meeting
will be held in Philip on Saturday,
January 15.
Philip Markets … heavy hens
11¢, springs 12¢, butterfat, No. 1
32¢, butterfat, No. 2 30¢, dozen
eggs 16¢, 60 pound spring wheat
94¢, 50 pound spring wheat 77¢,
Durum wheat 68¢, winter wheat
81¢, barley 43¢.
Top Of The Divide … While after
water Sunday night Kenneth
Fesseden had a wild explosion
when he lit a match and looked into
the radiator. The hot vapors from
the anti-freeze ignited. He saw that
the radiator contained water, and
the blue flame leaped at his eyes.
He clapped them shut and the fire
hit the bridge of his nose, removed
his sideburns, and burned his eye-
lids and forehead. In the absence of
tannic acid, strong tea was applied
and now in one week, the burns are
almost completely healed.
January 1963
The Pioneer Review has been
purchased by Lester “Les” Ravel-
lette, Philip, from former pub-
lisher, George Michael. The change
of ownership effective January 1st,
Mr. Michael purchased the Pio-
neer Review Publishing House
from former publisher Morris Hal-
lock January 1953 and has owned
it for the past four years.
Jerry Engelson, 13 year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. G.D. Engelson of
Philip, took a nasty fall while skat-
ing on the ice in the dam above the
Valley Trailer Court in Philip last
Friday afternoon and suffered a se-
verely cracked elbow.
In transactions recently, Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Wanczyk purchased the
Senechal Motel from Mrs. Bill
Weller, wife of the late Bill Weller,
Joe and June Wanczyk have pos-
session of the motel as of January
1, 1963, with the termination of the
lease with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Keller. The Kellers leased the
motel from Mr. Weller May, 1960.
The Wanczyks aren’t new to the
area, as they managed the motel
for Mr. Bill Weller after he pur-
chased it from Mrs. Anna Senechal
May, 1957.
Billsburg News … George Git-
tings arrived home December 22
from Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri,
to spend a short leave with home
The Party Line … Mr. and Mrs.
Bob Eymer are keeping the Coyle
children while Sharon is in the
Philip hospital with a new baby
girl. They call her Donna Marie.
Sorry to learn that Mrs. Bud
Hansen had the misfortune of an
accident resulting in a broken
Grindstone … Congratulations
to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Maddalena,
who were married last Sunday.
Mrs. Maddalena was formerly
Melva McClure, youngest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin McClure.
They will make their home in Cal-
Northwest Corner … It will be of
interest to everyone to know that
Marvin Radley of Henderson, Nev.,
was married on December 26.
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