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Philip, South Dakota 57567 THurSDay, JuLy 25, 2013 pioneer-review.com
No. 48, Vol. 107
by Nancy Haigh
The Little Brown Church, a
Hayes area landmark, has greeted
many through its doors and has
been a welcome sight for many a
traveler along Highway 14-34.
The building was constructed in
the earlier part of the last century
to serve a congregation that formed
in 1909. Services are still held
there, but the building is in need of
some tender loving care.
Snow and rain sitting in the bell
tower created a leak that went
through the entryway and into the
basement below.
Area residents have made re-
pairs to those areas, plus reshinged
the roof. They are raising funds to
offset those costs plus other needed
renovations. There is a possibility
that the bell tower will be enclosed
and the bell mounted to a smaller
structure on the grounds. A rope is
still used to ring the bell.
Unfortunately, the church has
been vandalized a few times. In
some instances, travelers have
sought shelter during winter
storms, breaking open the doors to
do so.
Inside the church, which was
built in 1922, is the original altar
with hand carved newel posts. The
church also has the original tin
ceiling. Instead of pews there are
rows of wooden folding chairs that
are connected. One small row of the
original seats remains.
The South Dakota State Histori-
cal Society’s “Churches in South
Dakota,” noted, “The most common
liturgical design for South Dakota’s
early churches was the nave plan.
Churches built according to this
plan featured a rectangular form
that was typically fronted by a cen-
tral bell tower or apse.” The Little
Brown Church’s layout is this style.
The plan consists of a nave which
contains the congregation and in
many cases the altar as well; and
the narthex, which is the entryway
for the church, and it is often a
small square shaped room that
rises into a steeple or a bell tower.
The article cites from “Building
South Dakota: A Historical Survey
of the State’s Architecture to 1945”
by David Epstad and David Wood,
that “almost all denominations
used this form during the early set-
tlement period in South Dakota,
especially for the first church build-
ings, and it has come to personify
the small rural church on the
Dakota plains.”
For the past several years, the
Little Brown Church, which is
Methodist, alternates each month’s
services with Grace Lutheran
Church in Hayes.
Between 10 and 12 youth attend
Sunday School at the Little Brown
Church during the winter months.
The two churches hold a Vacation
Bible School at the Lutheran
church in the summer. Between 24
and 30 kids attend that event.
The 12 founding members first
held services in the Hayes school-
house. Of those 12, E.E. Neil,
Joseph Neil and Sharon Svenson
Little Brown Church – a beacon on the prairie
The Little Brown Church west of Hayes recently received new shingles and work on the bell tower and entryway. Parishioners
of the little church are asking for financial help to offset those costs and other renovations.
Nancy Haigh/Pioneer Review
by Nancy Haigh
The Haakon County Board of
Commissioners called a special
meeting, July 16 to discuss budget.
Also discussed were a plat request
by Jerry and Penny Thompson, di-
rector of equalization meetings, in-
surance and warrants.
The board approved Thompsons’
request for replatting land south-
east of Philip along Willow Creek
They approved travel to meet-
ings for Toni Rhodes, director of
equalization, for recertification
classes in Rapid City, July 29 and
30, and to Pierre August 7 for soft-
ware training. They had previously
approved, by phone, travel for
Rhodes to attend a sales ratio class
in Rapid City, July 9.
The commission also approved
for commissioners and other
county officials to attend the quar-
terly Black Hills District meeting
in Sturgis July 30.
Auditor Patricia Freeman pre-
sented two warrants for approval.
The commission then reviewed
each county department’s budget
requests. The budgets that were re-
viewed did not include salaries, in-
surance, nor salary deductions as
Freeman had not figured them in
The board opted to not take a
$36 pay increase and will keep
their pay at $564 per regular meet-
ing and $90 per special meeting.
With 2014 set as an election
year, that budget is currently set at
$20,000 versus a nonelection year
budget of $1,600.
In reviewing the courthouse
budget, the board noted that the
fund had already used nearly 93
percent of its fuel budget for 2013.
A proposed $2,000 increase for
2014, they noted, may not be
enough. While they did not change
the amount at this meeting, it was
flagged for further review.
A request for a full time deputy
register of deeds was requested by
Traci Radway, Haakon County reg-
ister of deeds. A full time deputy
would cost the county approxi-
mately $27,000 more in salary and
insurance. Otherwise, the budget
request was similar to last year’s.
The jail fund was increased by
$2,000. In six months, 75 percent of
the 2013 fund has been used.
The budget expenditure report
for the support of the poor, sup-
plied by Freeman, shows that just
12.7 percent of that budget has
been used for the first half of the
2013 fiscal year.
The mentally ill budget expendi-
ture sheet reflects a 34 percent use
of funds to date, down slightly have
past years.
In the past few years the support
of the poor and meantaly ill funds
have been heavily drawn upon and
supplements regularly made into
Commissioner Tom Radway
noted that Annie Brunskill, direc-
tor of the Haakon County Public
Library, had made a verbal request
to return to a full time position.
Chairman Steve Clements noted
that would cost the county an addi-
tional $20,000 next year.
Kenny Neville, Haakon County
highway department superintend-
ent, requested $200,000 for gravel
crushing. The board slashed the re-
quest to zero dollars. The request
may be revisited further along in
the budget discussions, if funds are
Virgil Smith’s request for 100
more hours, an approximate $1,500
increase in wages, was approved by
the board.
Lola Roseth made a verbal re-
quest to increase to three-quarter
time. She had been at this level
until last year when the board
dropped her to half-time status.
Freeman noted that the county is
reimbursed for one-half of the
salary and other expenses. Com-
missioner Ed Briggs noted that
even though it comes from the
state, it is still tax dollars that are
being spent. No action was taken
on the request.
Departments or funds whose
budget requests stayed nearly the
same were treasurer, veterans
service officer, court appointed at-
torney, courts, sheriff, coroner,
county health nurse, county faith,
Haakon County Conservation Dis-
trict, Extension office, 911, domes-
tic abuse and courthouse.
The majority of budget expendi-
ture sheets reflect county depart-
ments and funds are 50 to 60
percent used. The sheriff’s depart-
ment, weed control, emergency
management and Extension office
currently sit under 40 percent.
Plat approval, budget discussed by commission
The Philip Area AARP/Retired
Teachers Association is heading
a fundraiser for the Oklahoma
Briarwood and Plaza Towers
Teachers from the South Dakota
The area was hit exceedingly
hard in a May storm.
“We can only imagine what the
teachers went through in such a
storm and want the teachers to
know of our support,” stated
Marcia West, president of the
local AARP/RTA.
The money will be sent to Mike
Coyle, who is a graduate of
Philip High School and now the
principal of Moore High School.
He will personally present the
monies to the teachers from the
SDRTA during August before
school starts.
Please give what you can.
Send donation care of Marcia M.
West, SDRTA, P.O. Box 430,
Philip, SD 57567.
recovery aid
for Oklahoma
by Nancy Haigh
Seemingly overnight a few of the
American elm trees in Philip had
their entire canopy of leaves turn
brown Dutch elm disease was
deemed the culprit.
John Ball, South Dakota State
University Extension forestry spe-
cialist, stated that elm tree deaths,
due to a fungus carried by beetles,
have greatly increased this year.
He noted that the area between
Philip and Midland has been one of
the harder hit areas in the state.
Ball said the beetles that carry
the fungus include the European,
North American and the bandit
elm beetles. The European elm bee-
tle has been in the United States
since the 1930s, but the bandit elm
beetle came on the scene about 10
years ago in West River, Ball said.
It is a more aggressive in that it at-
tacks the tree trunk, while the
other two attack the tree’s limbs.
He added the bandit elm beetle is
also a better carrier. for Dutch elm
The trees that are showing infes-
tations now were probably infected
in 2011. Ball stated that the warm
winter of 2011 and 2012 allowed
for more beetles to survive.
“Everyone is seeing it this year,”
said Ball. There is more flagging
and loss of entire trees this year
statewide, he noted.
The beetles, Ball said, have a
specialized pouch that carries the
fungus which their larvae spread
as they tunnel under the bark. Ball
said one way of diagnosing the dis-
ease is that the larvae leave green
or brown streaks under the bark.
The fungus attacks the tree’s
vascular system. As the fungus
grows it impedes the flow of water.
In the case of the European or the
North American beetle, individual
limbs in the tree’s canopy will turn
yellow and then brown as the limb
dies. Specialists referred to this as
flagging. The bandit elm beetle at-
tacks the trunk area so that the en-
tire vascular system is compro-
mised. In the latter case, the entire
tree’s canopy dies.
Once infected, the fungus can be
transmitted through the tree’s root
system to nearby trees. When roots
overlap each other they will some-
times graft together. Ball noted
this is great for the trees in that
they can share water, but it also
spreads diseases quickly.
“We recommend not to prune the
trees between April and October,”
said Ball, “the wounds attract the
Ball stated that if a flagged area
is removed within two weeks it cuts
the loses to one percent. The longer
it takes to cut the affected section
down, the more it spreads. An arti-
cle produced by Oklahoma State
University noted that a long 22.5
inches by 3.5 inches can produce up
to 1,800 beetles.
Ball said there are two fungi-
cides that can be used to prevent
the infestations, Arbortect and
Alamo. He stressed that they are
preventative, not therapeutic, so if
the tree is already infected the
fungicides will not be effective. He
also stated that each treatment
costs between $600 and $1,400 per
Philip trees hit by Dutch elm disease
Nancy Haigh/Pioneer Review
This elm tree on the west side of the Haakon County Courthouse died a couple of weeks ago with confimation of Dutch elm
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Thursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunder-
storm and a chance of rain. High of 90F. Winds
from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain
40%. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance
of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the
evening, then overcast. Low of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the
NNW at 10 to 20 mph shifting to the ENE after midnight.
Friday: Partly
cloudy. High of
75F. Winds from
the ENE at 10 to
15 mph. Friday Night: Clear.
Low of 57F. Winds from the
ESE at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday: Clear in the morning,
then partly cloudy. High of 82F.
Breezy. Winds from the SE at
15 to 20 mph. Saturday Night:
Clear with a chance of a thunder-
storm. Low of 59F. Breezy. Winds from the
ESE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Lookin’ Around by Syd Iwan
There is no shortage of flies at
the moment. They are probably not
in any danger of being added to the
endangered-species list. On the
other hand, they tried to put
prairie dogs on that list a while
ago, and those troublesome rodents
are basically as endangered as
flies, so who knows.
Right now, though, sitting on the
deck during daylight hours is not
completely pleasant. Black flying
insects will see you sitting there
and decide to visit in droves. They
will land on any part of your
anatomy but are partial to skin.
You almost feel like they could
carry you away if they got really
well organized.
I am particularly displeased
when I’m trying to sip my coffee on
the deck and have to hold the cup
by its handle with one hand and
protect the rim with the other.
Flies love to land on the lip of your
coffee cup for some odd reason, and
this is not good. You don’t know
where those little feet have been,
but you strongly suspect it wasn’t
anywhere clean. Their owners
have a predilection for manure and
anything rotten so there you are. I
don’t want fly feet on the rim of my
coffee cup. Oddly enough, you can
drink diet pop without worry since
it has absolutely no food value and
is scorned by the insect population.
They won’t give it a bit of atten-
It is no wonder we sometimes get
inundated with flies since they can
reproduce themselves so quickly. A
female can lay four to six-hundred
eggs within a short time, and they
can hatch within a day. Then the
larvae or maggots munch around
on really nasty stuff for a few days
before turning into pupae and then
adults. The whole process is apt to
take less than two weeks. In other
words, if the eggs from one female
produce a hundred more females in
two weeks, and those hundred
each produce a hundred more, you
soon have a major surplus. That’s
about where we’re at here in mid-
July. Only frost or cooler weather
can probably save us.
This comes from someone who
has recently tried other control
measures. Fly swatters are effec-
tive in the short term, and it is sort
of like a computer game--see how
many bugs you can swat in five
minutes. Wife Corinne and I were
on the deck having a go at it to-
gether a few days ago, and I bet we
killed over fifty flies in ten min-
utes—maybe a hundred. It was
rather fun.
In a search for less time-consum-
ing control measures, I then went
out and bought a fly trap. This is a
dome-shaped hard-plastic contrap-
tion which has a funnel-type thing
leading up into it from the bottom.
You pour some water and smelly
liquid bait into that funnel and
then turn it right side up. The flies
come to the bait, crawl up into the
dome through the funnel, and are
apparently way too stupid to find
their way back out. Eventually
they drown in the water. This is all
well and good except for the fact
that the bait is so strong that it at-
tracts flies from quite a distance.
In fact, it attracts way more extra
flies than it traps. If you position it
anywhere close to where you want
to be, you are worse off than you
were before. It might help if you
put it way out somewhere so the
flies go to it from the area where
you are. It definitely does not work
to put it close to you.
There are poisons, of course, but
I’m not a big fan of insecticides and
such. They make me nervous. I
don’t like being around anything
that kills things that live and
breathe like I do. I’m not even
overly fond of herbicides even
though I’m not a plant. Anything
very toxic might not be good for me
either, or so it seems to me.
As a result, I guess it’s back to
flyswatters. It does give you a
small feeling of power and useful-
ness to be able to swat lots of flies
and hornets and rid the world of
their presence. I’m aware they do
have some purpose in nature
which is fine except that I prefer
them quite a ways over there doing
what they’re supposed to do and
not right next to me.
One good thing about flies is that
they seldom bite except, of course,
when they’re trying to tell you it’s
going to rain. My mother, anyway,
said that flies only bite when it’s
going to rain. There seems to be
some truth to that although I
wouldn’t care to try to prove it. Oh,
yes. Another good thing is that the
life span of adult flies is rather
short – only a week or two.
In the meanwhile, I guess I can
stay indoors more and wait for
frost. I can also sit on the deck
mostly after dark when the flies
are asleep. That’s a good time to be
out anyway since it’s cool and you
can watch the stars. As you can
see, I have no real answer to the fly
problem. If you have a good one, be
sure to let me know. I’m a bit tired
of flies.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High of 82F.
Breezy. Winds from the SE at 15 to
20 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy
with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog
overnight. Low of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the
SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50% with
rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.
Monday: Overcast. High of
88F. Winds from the SE at 10
to 15 mph. Monday Night:
Partly cloudy with a chance of
a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of
63F. Breezy. Winds from the East at 5 to
25 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
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Country Praises by Del Bartels
Supports creaked as he eased
into the porch swing, careful not to
slosh his iced tea. The day’s heat
was fading now that it was night-
time. A refreshing breeze helped
evaporate sweat still lingering in
his hair. The porch light was inten-
tionally off – fewer flying insects,
and the moonlight gave a calming
glow to the surrounding land, his
How many years had it been? He
had been born on his family’s
ranch. It had always been home.
Yet, when did he really start work-
ing it as if the land was truly his
livelihood? As a youth, he and his
brothers learned to work with their
father. He was sure those years
were good, but the specifics were
vague, undistinguished, like walk-
ing a field under a moonless sky.
As each passing month brought
him closer to manhood, his confi-
dence in knowing what he wanted
brought more and more light to
that darkness. He would farm and
ranch this land.
When his oldest brother chose
college and a career off the ranch,
he naturally did more of the work,
even taking on some of the respon-
sibility of planning crops, doing the
books, recommending ideas to his
dad and other older brother. In his
very young eyes, that was when his
future became clearer. Yes, some
darkness always lingers in choos-
ing your path, but that road was al-
ways going to be here on this land.
His other brother discovered
love. The groom chose city life, ex-
changing jeans and fencing pliers
for a suit and computer. So, he and
dad were the men of the ranch. In
a few years, he too found love. She,
though, loved not only him but also
the land. They built a house not far
from his parents. In a few years he
became an official partner with his
father in running the ... their ...
ranch. He was in his world. The
moon was full and the future was a
bright, cloudless, starry sky.
Lost in thought, he rocked in the
swing and sipped the cold drink.
Those years were many, but did not
last. Guess nothing does. Life may
be bright, but there is always some
darkness. Good, long life does not
ease in any way when parents
reach their time. The best harvests
are just that, the best, which must
have lesser ones in comparison.
Your own children grow, and, like
his brothers, must eventually chose
to stay on the land ... or not. Mar-
kets that once were local become
global. Tractors improve, even with
GPS. Cattle selling now hinges on
pedigrees. The old family farm
must become a bigger enterprise
just to stay viable as a livelihood.
Ice in the glass clunked as he
sipped again at his glass. He looked
out at the fields, the out buildings,
trees, fences. He could barely make
them out. He knew them all in
every particular, though he could
not really see them in the moon-
He smiled. So what if the moon
was shifting away from full? He
knew his land in all its details.
Waning light or not, he could see
what mattered. The diminishing
moon was not his foe. It just was.
He looked up, saluted the sky with
his glass and then took the last
swallow. The moon simply stared
Waning moon
Wednesday, July 17, Philip held
its second community conversation
concerning Medicare and Social Se-
South Dakota AARP sponsored a
You’ve Earned A Say event at The
Steakhouse for approximately 20
attendees from the Philip, Mid-
land, Kadoka and Interior areas.
Philip was one of 11 stops where
comments and concerns were dis-
cussed and recorded to be for-
warded to officials in Washington,
D.C. Two additional sessions will
be held, one at Dakotafest and one
at the South Dakota State Fair.
The Philip meeting, directed by
Erik Nelson of South Dakota
AARP, began with a review of
South Dakotans’ responses from
last year. There are over 137,300
South Dakotans on Medicare and
over 153,500 South Dakotans on
Social Security. Retired workers
make up 64 percent of the people
who receive Social Security, which
gets 83 percent of its support
through payroll taxes. If things re-
main the same as now, Social Secu-
rity will not be able to pay full
benefits beyond the year 2033.
Of responders last year, 31 per-
cent believed that Social Security
benefits are not adequate, 24 per-
cent believed higher paid workers
are not paying enough into the pro-
gram, 18 percent believe fewer peo-
ple overall are paying into the
program, and 15 percent believe
the growing senior population and
longer retirements are adding to
the strain.
Concerning challenges for
Medicare, 42 percent of respon-
dants believe premiums and out-of-
pocket costs are too high, 21
percent believe that on average
seniors receive more benefits than
they pay in, and eight percent be-
lieve payroll taxes are not keeping
up with benefits.
Discussion brought up what peo-
ple believe to be possible solutions.
Stop drug companies from gaming
the system, allow Medicare to ne-
gotiate lower drug prices, and im-
prove the detection of fraud and
identity theft. Find alternate ways
to address medical malpractice
claims. Reduce medical errors, du-
plication, over testing and un-
necesssary paperwork.
The discussion shifted to fears of
what will become harmful cuts to
Medicare and Social Security.
South Dakotans do not want the
Medicare eligibility age to be
raised. They fear out-of-pocket
spending increases, premiums for
those already in Medicare, and
health care costs for businesses.
A disparaging point was that
some brand name drug companies
enter into agreements with generic
drug companies to pay them to
delay bringing a lower-cost generic
to market.
Some other pro and con points
included if citizens should allow
the government to negotiate for
lower prices. Should Medicare in-
crease individual follow up care, in-
tending to reduce hospital
readmissions? Should costs of serv-
ices from different care providers
be available for comparison?
Should there be special health care
courts for medical malpractice
The last part of discussion cov-
ered some pros and cons of using a
chained consumer price index. The
index looks at how the prices of ne-
cessities, such as food, change over
time. It is used to make cost-of-liv-
ing adjustments in Social Security.
The chained CPI measures living
costs differently, because it as-
sumes that when prices for one
thing go up, people sometimes set-
tle for cheaper substitutes. If beef
prices go up, they'll buy more
chicken and less beef.
Supposedly, cost of living adjust-
ments for Social Security could be
lower with the chained CPI than
with the plain CPI. The initially
small benefit reduction between
the plain CPI and chained CPI
amounts, could lead to large losses
down the road because the formula
would keep compounding upon it-
self over time.
Meeting attendees, as well as
others, were encouraged to contact
their congressmen to leave Social
Security cuts out of any federal
budget deal.
Medicare/Social Security
conversation in Philip
Work began on Wray avenue last week. J & J asphalt, rapid City, is removing the old asphalt down to the base and laying forms for the new concrete section. The
city opted to install concrete for a section of Wray avenue where semis turn toward Philip Livestockauction. an asphalt overlay is scheduled for E. Pine Street between
Wray avenue and Wood avenue and the rest of Wray avenue.
Section of Wray Avenue gets concrete
Nancy Haigh/Pioneer Review
at 6:14 a.m. Tuesday, the Philip Volunteer Fire Department received two calls, almost simultaneously. ross Brunskill and Mike Noteboom both witnessed a lightning
strike near Philip Livestock auction. When six PVFD fire trucks, with their crews of two firefighters each, arrived, a large stack of hay bales was ablaze. “Luckily we
got that rain shower, or there would really be a mess,” said Deputy Fire Chief Marty Hansen. “PLa got here right away with front end loaders and saved what they
could.” The fire department contained the fire, but little could be done with hay bales, except let them burn. The department planned to remain on site into the late
afternoon to ensure the fire did not spread. Hansen said that because of a lot of dust devils and little whirlwinds of sparks coming off of it, the firefighters did not
want it spreading to another haystack.
Lightning fire at Philip Livestock Auction
Don Ravellette/Pioneer Review
Framework for big game depredation hunts proposed
The South Dakota Game, Fish
and Parks Commission has pro-
posed a change to the format for big
game depredation pool applica-
Interested hunters may apply
each year for a spot in a pool of
hunters who may be called upon to
help alleviate depredation on agri-
cultural land caused by big game
While hunters could apply for an
unlimited number of counties in
the past, the change proposed by
the Commission will limit hunters
to a maximum of 10 counties.
In recent years it has been diffi-
cult for GF&P to find registered in-
dividuals who are willing to
respond to GF&P's request for a
depredation hunt in an adequate
timeframe, primarily because of
weather conditions or the distance
needed to travel. By limiting the
number of counties to a maximum
of 10 counties per individual,
GF&P anticipates that individuals
who hat entered themselves for
depredation hunts will participate
at a higher level when called upon.
Last winter there were 147 hunt-
ing permits issued for turkey and
195 for deer.
The GFP Commission also final-
ized provisions for potential elk
depredation hunting seasons with
no changes from 2012.
The proposals will be finalized at
the August 1-2 GF&P Commission
Thursday, July 25, 2013 • The Pioneer review •Page 3
Rural Livin’
Low Test Weight Wheat
Although many wheat fields ap-
pear to be a week or more away
from harvest maturity, those in
particularly dry areas are pro-
gressing quickly. A few fields in
south-central South Dakota have
already reached maturity, but as
they began to harvest the crop,
some producers have learned that
the test weight was very low. One
field produced wheat that weighed
47 lbs. /Bu. As test weights drop
below 60 lbs. /Bu, discounts begin
to mount. The lowest test weight
that wheat can be marketed at
grain elevators is 50 lbs. /Bu., with
discounts in the neighborhood of
$0.70/Bu at that level.
There are several potential rea-
sons for wheat being low in test
weight, including drought, root
and crown rots, viral diseases, fun-
gal or bacterial foliar diseases,
scab, etc. It is difficult to deter-
mine the test weight of a wheat
crop until it is mature and har-
vested, but the presence of a sub-
stantial percentage of shriveled
kernels should raise a red flag.
If wheat is low in test weight,
one strategy may be to open the
sieves on the combine and turn up
the wind in hopes of blowing some
of the lighter, shriveled kernels out
the back. Wheat that is already
harvested and found to be light
might also be cleaned aggressively
in an attempt to gain test weight.
If the majority of the kernels are
lighter and shriveled, the potential
of gaining much test weight by is
likely to be limited. If using either
of these strategies, producers
would need to compare the benefit
of gaining test weight against the
yield loss due to blowing the light
seeds out the back of the combine
or aggressive cleaning.
The remaining options are to har-
vest the wheat to sell as feed
wheat at a significant discount, or
harvest as hay. Unfortunately,
crop insurance may not offer sub-
stantial coverage for wheat that is
low in test weight. The adjustment
for light wheat doesn’t reach sig-
nificant levels until the bushel
weight drops into the low 40 lb.
/Bu range. If producers suspect
they may have wheat that is low in
test weight, they should contact
their crop insurance agent to eval-
uate their options before cutting
for hay or harvesting the crop as
Pesticide Container
Recycling Collections
Dakota Department of Agricul-
ture (SDDA) will again conduct
collections of pesticide containers
in a number of locations across the
state. The program collects and re-
cycles agricultural, home and gar-
den pesticide containers. The
planned dates for each location are
listed on igrow.org at: http://igrow.
org/up/articles/P6028-2013.pdf (all
times are local). The containers
collected must be made from high
density polyethylene (HDPE) em-
bossed with recycling symbol #2.
Containers must be empty and
triple-rinsed to be recycled. Caps
and other non-HDPE parts such as
metal handles and rubber linings
cannot be recycled and can be dis-
posed of as regular waste. It is rec-
ommended to remove labels from
the containers before recycling
8/20-22: DakotaFest, Mitchell
8/27: Winter Wheat Meeting,
6:30 p.m. (CT), Auditorium,
by Bob Fanning
Field Specialist, Winner
regional Extension Center
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These two trees on Philip avenue are showing signs of elm beetle infestation. The
tree to the right had its entire canopy die, while the tree on its left is showing signs
of doing the same. The small tree on the far right is flagging.
tree. The treatments must be done
every three years. He noted that
while this can be seen as expensive,
in some places the cost to cut down
a tree is close to $3,000.
Very rarely are the Asiatic elms
such as Siberian, Japanese or lace-
bark elms, harmed by the beetles.
American elm species such as
American, slippery (red), winged,
rock, September and cedar elms
can be heavily hit.
Specialists recommend planting
Asiatic elms or American elm vari-
eties that are now commercially
available; American Liberty, Val-
ley Forge and New Freedom.
Dutch elm disease was first seen
in the Netherlands in 1919. It was
first noticed in the United States
near Cleveland, Ohio, around 1930.
Since then it has spread nation-
Philip trees hit by
Dutch elm disease
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Rain here at our place averaged
about .70” that came in small
amounts over several days
throughout the week. We were glad
to get it and it seems to keep things
green. These small showers sure
have made the wheat ripen.
None of our close neighbors are
combining yet, but am sure they
are in other places in Haakon
County. Some seem to think that it
will be a short wheat crop, as so
many are cutting theirs for hay.
Some are also cutting their oats for
hay. There may be millet and corn
harvest, as it looks at this time,
anyway, to be very good.
Sunday, July 14, Trevor and
Christa Fitch and family had a
combined belated birthday dinner
and party for Rayler and Aven
Fitch. They were in Branson, Mo.,
on vacation and waited till they got
home to celebrate their birthdays.
They held it at the kiddie park in
Philip. The kids had fun on the
park playground equipment. Some
of the older kids went over to the
the football field and enjoyed play-
ing football, but the wind got to
blowing so hard and it started to
rain, so everyone went up to Burjes
and Cheryl Fitch’s house to get out
of the weather. Christa and Trevor
brought in a delicious supper with
birthday cake for dessert. Burjes
and Cheryl found some delicious
chocolate ice cream and we all en-
joyed that and of coarse we all ate
too much. The boys received many
Those in attendance were
Michael and Tanya Peterson and
family, Truett and Dani Fitch and
their two children, Theo Fitch, Rita
Ramsey, Marvin and Vicki Eide,
Mary Eide and brothers, Brayden,
Keagan, Colby and Jensen Fitch.
Their many cousins were there too
and so they had a great time play-
Donna Newman has spent the
last couple of weeks up in the Black
Hills west of Rapid City where she
has a spot where she parks her
camper. She stayed at a cabin
which is in that same area as she
needed it for extra room this sum-
mer for company that were coming.
She was cleaning up her spot be-
fore bringing her camper up.
Debbie and Mike Clements went
up to help her mom, Donna New-
man. Mike returned home Sunday,
but Debbie stayed and helped her
mom till Thursday. While up in the
Black Hills Debbie and Donna
made a trip to Hill City to visit
Judy Walker at her shop. They also
visited with Judy Heeb who is help-
ing her daughter, Kendra, who also
has a shop. They enjoyed both the
town and the people they knew.
Don Thorson suffered a heart at-
tack in Oregon this past week
while vacationing there. Rick Thor-
son and two of his sisters went to
Oregon to be with him. Unfortu-
nately Don did not recover. We ex-
tend our sincere sympathy to his
family at this time.
Don grew up in this community.
His mom and dad, Lauren and
JoAnn Thorson, lived about five
miles southwest of us.
Our sympathy also goes out to
the families of Arla Faith Kunz and
Jean Burns. Both Jean and Faith
were well known and liked and did
much good in our community. They
shall be missed by all.
I think of the blessings the youth
group and the church sang. They
called it the Johnny Appleseed
song “Oh the Lord is good to me. He
gives me the things I need. The
rain, the wind and the apple seed.
Oh the Lord is good to me. Amen,
Amen, Amen.” So the man Johnny
Appleseed carries on in memory of
the young and old to this day.
Did you know – Larszo Biro of
the Hungarian Journal’s list in-
vented the ball point pen in 1938
after fleeing to Argentina?
And that 3.02 gallons of wine
was consumed per adult in the
United States in 2007 according to
wine market research and it’s
(this week’s news)
I did not call anyone for news
this week as last week’s news
didn’t make the paper. And it has
been a very busy week around this
We received another inch of rain
which came in .45, .10 and .20
amounts. I has been enough to
keep things looking green and also
kept some from getting their hay-
ing done. All in all, it is starting to
look toward fall. It is less than a
month till the kids are back in
school – where has the time went?
Do some of you remember the
song “This Old House?” Well, that
is how I feel about my house. It has
stood since 1907 and it was moved
here to our place in 1911. It is a two
story structure moved from the
Peter Kane homestead about a
mile northeast of here and it was
butted up against the small house
that Alvin Strube built for Thomas
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Eide. Well, when I moved here in
1951, there were a lot of changes al-
ready done. But the long, two-pane
glass windows were the first thing
I had done. When they tore those
windows out there was dirt about a
foot high in the bottom of them.
This sure seemed funny as it was
dry and never rotted any of the
A big cistern was built all out of
cement and a cistern pump was in-
side of the house on the sink which
was nice, but we had to use our
water carefully as we depended on
rain run-off from the roof which
went through a filter into the cis-
tern. In later years, we bought a
1,000 gallon tank and we hauled
water from Philip or Quinn. This
lasted us, when the cistern was full,
about two months if we were care-
ful. Then we had to redo so we could
put in bathroom. The old kitchen
was made into a utility room, bath-
room, hall and entryway. And the
kitchen was moved into the dining
My brother, the late Kenneth
Smith, who was good at carpenter
work, paneled the upstairs two bed-
rooms and my brother-in-law, the
late Kenneth Montgomery, came
and wired it all, as he was a li-
censed electrician. Well anyway,
this week Carla Eide, Christa Fitch
and Vicki Eide came to paint my
bedroom, as it had been 10 years
since they had painted it. It took me
two days to get it ready to paint.
Two days to paint it and two more
days to get it back together, with
Vicki and Carla’s help. I put a drop
cloth on the big dining table and
put the windows on that and
painted them. They were previ-
ously varnished, so it took several
coats of white paint to make them
look nice. The rest of the song also
was that there was plenty of laugh-
ter in all these years as friends,
family and children gathered and
spent time telling stories and just
having fun.
I attended the funeral of Donald
Thorson Saturday and I don’t think
that there was a neighbor missing
from the Grindstone community. It
was a very nice service in his mem-
ory. I got to visit with Linda Thor-
son, Minnesota. It had been a few
years since I saw her and asked her
if she still baked bread? She said
that she did and that she had her
grandmother, Cora Thorson’s, two
sized bread bowls which she cher-
ishes. Linda was about 13 years old
and we had Parish Seed camping at
Slovek’s on the old Gib Sether place
where the house and barn were
standing. The house had a gas cook
stove and she would make big
batches of bread for the campers
and the minute they smelled the
bread out of the oven, they could
not wait to get that freshly baked
bread. The late Lucille Loney
(Sarah Flesner’s mother) was the
housemother who took care of the
many things for the kids.
Carla went home on Sunday and
Kiley and Taegan are staying for
awhile longer. Kiley, Brayden and
Baily Radway have been helping
Marvin cut some winter wheat that
he has been mowing for hay. As I
look around, I wonder if there will
be much wheat to harvest, as it
looks like many are making hay out
of theirs too.
I always get a good laugh from an
article I read and this one caught
my eye, so will share it with you.
Sister Mary’s gasoline … Sister
Mary worked for a home health
agency and while making rounds
she ran out of gas and luckily there
was a gas station just a block away.
The attendant there told her that
the only gas can they had was al-
ready loaned out. But she could not
wait till it was returned, so she
walked back to the car to see if she
might have something to hold gas
in. In the car she spotted a bed pan
which she was taking to a patient.
Always resourceful, Sister Mary
carried the bed pan back to the sta-
tion and filled it with gasoline and
carefully carried it back to her car.
As she poured the bed pan’s con-
tents in her tank, two atheists
slowly drove by watching. One
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Elderly Meals
Thursday, July 25: Voo Doo
Ribs, Pineapple Slaw, Tangy Veg-
etable Salad, Fruit.
Friday, July 26: Lasagna, Car-
rots, Garlic Bread, Fruited Gelatin.
Monday, July 29: Turkey
Clubs, Peas and Cheese Salad, Wa-
Tuesday, July 30: Steak Strips,
Potato Wedges, Cuke and Tomato
Salad, Lemon Pudding.
Wednesday, July 31: Roast
Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy,
Peas and Carrots, Biscuit, Pears.
Saturday evening, July 13, my
tablemate, Irene McKnight, came
to visit at my apartment. She gave
me a crossword puzzle book that
she found when whe was bringing
things from her farm house. Thank
you, Irene.
Sunday, July 14, my son, Wayne,
and daughter-in-law, Gwynn
Hansen, took me along with them
to Silver City for the annual
fundraiser for the Silver City fire
department. It was held on the
grounds of their fire department
with their big new fire truck
parked out front. They had a 5K
race, a big art show, and a dinner
of sloppy joes, beans, pickles, and
pie and ice cream. Wayne, Gwynn
and I had rhubarb/apple and key
lime pie. It was a great lunch.
There were many art booths with
white shades to keep off the sun or
rain. It almost rained, just a little
mist, then the sun came out. There
were a good many paintings of
Black Hills scenes, though the
show was not restricted to them.
There were many local artists and
others from as far away as Brook-
ings. Visitors could vote for the best
of the show and I voted for a ladies
painting of the Pactola spillway.
Other paintings that I liked were of
a pine branch done in copper on
copper and one of a little old log
cabin with three scrubby trees out
Wayne met a fisherman friend,
and we saw Susan Thorvaldson
Olson, who used to be a neighbor of
ours in Philip. Her folks, the Thor-
valsons, had a cabin at Silver City
for years and Wayne had spent
time there with Jerry Thorvaldson
fishing and hiking. After lunch
there was lively country music
with a fiddle (violin) and two gui-
tars and a banjo. Thank you,
Wayne and Gwynn, for a grand
The Rapid City Journal recently
noted the obituary of Floyd (Speed)
Bendickson, Sr., Philip. My sympa-
thy to family and friends.
Saturday, July 13, at Somerset
Court we had morning exercises.
At lunch time Maxine Kilmer’s son,
Mike, came to play the piano for us.
Thank you, Mike, we love your flair
and energy.
Then in the afternoon we had
quilting with Sandi which is al-
ways a very pleasant activity. We
make nine-patch lap robes which
are given to various charities at
Christmas time. We also make a
full size quilt for the Somerset
Court auction which is in June.
Annetta Hansen and Vivian
came to sew and Vivian’s daughter-
in-law, Gwynn Hansen, also came
to help sew. Irene Cox, Floy Olson,
Agnes Tastad and Margaret Jacobs
cut blocks. Eileen Tenold dropped
in and ironed for a while. Sandi
served ice water and cookies. Later,
a group played a little rummi-cube.
And still later, a little five crowns.
Somerset Court has a darling
new little wrought iron table and
chairs on the front patio alcove.
They are black with a built in
flower and leaves, and the tops of
the table and chairs are woven
open work. Marge Self and Marilyn
Butts were having coffee out there
after supper and I wanted to take
their photo. Would you believe, my
camera was out of film? It is an old
fashioned single use camera.
Jane Bunch, Betty Downen and
Margaret Jacobs go from Somerset
Court every Tuesday to the senior
citizen’s center to a writer’s group.
There is an annex there where they
can use tables and chairs and there
is a coffee urn available too. They
take turns bringing donuts or other
snacks. They have a leader each
week to define activities. Others
from Somerset Court are welcome
to join the group, the van is going
anyway, so no extra gas would be
July 15 at Somerset Court one of
our activity directors’ “Gramps”
was a visitor. While a group of us
played ping pong poker and quid-
dler, Sandi played cribbage with
her gramps.
July 15, Fran Rayman, who used
to be my beautician in Philip, came
for a visit. She has lived in Rapid
City for five years and works in a
beauty shop here. Her son,
Matthew, is married and lives in
Gillette, Wyo., and has a one-year-
old baby girl. Fran’s daughter, Eliz-
abeth, is studying nursing in Rapid
City at the university branch. Eliz-
abeth plays softball and has had
two grand slams! Fran lives in
Rapid Valley and she brought me a
bouquet of flowers from her yard.
They are pinky-lavender lillies and
bachelor buttons in an artistic mug
tied up with a rope of raffia. Thank
you for your visit and thank you for
the flowers, Fran.
My daughter, Carol Vogan,
emailed from Colorado Springs.
She had seen a tornado form over
the Pike’s Peak range and also saw
the tornado withdraw back up and
dissipate. They have had won-
dreful golden clouds in Colorado
Springs. The big waterline between
their place and the city which has
been under construction all sum-
mer, is now finished. The ponds
which were formed by the recent
rains are now drying up and the
thousands of frogs which were
croaking loudly, are now beginning
to estivate. (Estivation is a way of
surviving, somewhat like hiberna-
tion, in that body functions go on
standby.) Never fear, when a big
rain comes and makes ponds, the
frogs will be there!
My nephew, Leonard Meyer,
Greenfield, Ind., emailed that they
have had a wonderful summer,
with some time to spend in their
front deck swings. He sent a little
church humor. It seems the Sun-
day school teacher said to her class,
“We have been learning about the
powerful kings and queens in the
Bible, but there is a higher power.
Who can tell me what it is?” One
lively youngster volunteered,
Tuesday, July 16, the Boys Club
boys came to play bingo with us at
Somerset Court.
My son, Leslie Hansen, Bend,
Ore., sent a new copy of his book,
“Cosmic Quest,” and some more
number puzzles. Thank you, Leslie.
The Walter Palmer Society (my
family tree) sent a copy of the New
Palmer Vidette, a leaflet. It an-
nounced that August 4, 2013, is the
Walter Palmer Society’s annual
historical meeting and potluck to
be held in Stoningston, Conn., at
the home of Fred and Evalynn Bur-
dick. Palmer relative, Anna Coit,
age 104, will be the featured
speaker. She knows the history of
Pauchunganuc farm better than
anyone else. The old farm house is
still Palmer property. My nephew,
Leonard Meyer, and wife, Jean,
and Leonard’s sister and my niece,
Wanda Meyer Artz, had an enjoy-
able time going through the old
house with Anna Coit in the 1990s.
The house has furniture and art-
work, books and magazines from
the 1800s. The beds are made and
the table set. Hats are in their
I received an invitation to Virgil
Hansen’s Army reunion in Bran-
son, Mo., in October. PFC Virgil W.
Hansen, 37773149 belonged to A
troop of the 89th Cavalry Recon-
naissance Squadron, mechanized,
under General Patton. Virgil re-
ceived a Purple Heart and a Silver
Star for service in action in Ger-
many in March 1945. Virgil helped
Captain Leiker with his book, “Out
Front with Able.” Virgil drew car-
toons and silhouettes of Army
scenes and created a scroll to frame
Captain Leiker’s photo.
My daughter, Carol Vogan, re-
ports that they have big feed bags
that hold about a ton of hay, to
stuff with the thistles they cut.
They haul them over and dump
them in a washout. It has been a
lot of work and there’s still some
thistles left.
At Somerset Court Wednesday,
July 17, 2013, Don Stensgaard had
company, his granddaughter and
two great-grands.
July 17, Lois Schulz had com-
pany, her daughter and son-in-law,
Annette and Terry Johnson,
New photos of residents in Som-
erset Court are in the photo album
on the coffee table by the fireplace.
There are new magazines in the
reading room in the front lobby at
Somerset Court shared by Marilyn
Butts and Vivian Hansen.
You can see M.R. and Barbara
Hansen and the U.S. ambassador
to Mongolia, Piper Campbell, on
Happy wedding anniversary to
my nephew, Leonard Meyer, and
wife, Jean, Greenfield, Ind. They
were married 60 years ago on July
22, 1953.
I wanted to send Hazel Thomp-
son a photo taken of her and me
when she visited here on June 17,
by the Somerset Court teapot col-
lection. (Hazel and her nieces, Cleo,
Spearfish, and Charlene Kjerstad,
Wall, and her son, Russell Thomp-
son, Sundance, Wyo., came to see
me.) I couldn’t find her address, so
I am sending it to her niece, Cleo
Ramsey Rowe, Spearfish.
My daughter, Carol, reported
that she had seen the news story
about Dr. Coen and Trudie Klop-
per, Philip, who became United
States naturalized citizens at a
June 27, 2013, ceremony. She won-
dered if Dr. Klopper was ever my
doctor? Yes, one time my doctor,
Dr. Holman, was out of the clinic
office so Dr. Klopper looked in at
me. I liked him ever so much.
Wednesday at Somerset Court a
few of us played a little pool and
Shawn’s daughter and grandson,
Cooper, who is eight months old,
were delightful company.
Thursday, July 18, we played
bingo and enjoyed snack and chat.
My son, Wayne Hansen, came by
with three little fresh-caught fish
all cooked up and ready to eat.
Thank you, Wayne.
Alma Gruenig had visitors
Thursday, July 18, her son and his
wife from Chadron, Neb.
Today, I received three hand
written letters. One was from my
daughter, Delores, one from niece,
Alma Schilling, and one from
Harry Lee Brown, Philip High
School Class of 1937. Harry gives
his address as Mayfield Village,
Delores reported that they had
their hay all put up, so she misses
the push of farm work for the mo-
Shawn beautifully recorded and
printed up the resident council
meeting from July 10, 2013. Thank
you, Shawn. After snack and chat I
went out to walk around the Som-
erset Court building, but the wind
was coming up and it was thunder-
ing, so I only did the east side.
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LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT: 64 Behlen 10 foot portable corral panels, like new; 12
foot H&W gate; HiQual round bale feeder, heavy duty; (2) saddle racks; some steel
posts; (1) 2012 round bale hay; (2) 4 foot Behlen gates.
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welding reach; welding bench; vise; Black & Decker grinder; Stihl chainsaw, MS
290, 1 year old; Crasman laser; bench top drill press, 2/3 hp; Crasman 6” bench
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HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: 870 Remington 12 gauge shotgun, like new; round kitchen
table with hidden leaf and 4 chairs; 5-burner gas grill; shelving unit; black and
silver TV stand; DVD player; comforter; 6 quart Nesco electric roaster; (2) Igloo
dog houses; stone birdbath; owerpots; little red wagon.
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or Fax us at: 605-347-6680
E-mail us at: jcasteel@rushmore.com
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It’s summer. As is always this
time of year, rain is welcome to fin-
ish crops that are in the growing
stages, but not too much since the
winter wheat is ready to be com-
bined too. Hay bales dot the fields,
some fields making good tonnage
per acre while others not so good.
All the bales will make a nice "com-
fort zone" for this winter's livestock
feeding. As I went west on Inter-
state 90, some alfalfa is in bloom
and ready for a second cutting here
in dryland western South Dakota.
Corn by Wall is tasseling and look-
ing good, some sunflowers are look-
ing good and my 75 mile per hour
observation of farming on that cor-
ridor looks pretty good so far.
Don and Vi Moody were in Rapid
Monday and Tuesday staying
overnight at their home in Rapid
Valley keeping an appointment
and looking at some new sporting
goods stores before returning
Bill was on the road to Terry
Buchert’s early Monday morning,
returning home quite late that
night after spending a day helping
get machinery ready for the fields.
That left me at odds to try to get
something done, or not do anything
at all, since it was my birthday, the
big 70! Balloons and candy arrived
as a gift from Carol and John
Solon, Phyllis Word sweetened us
up with ice cream bars and flowers
and luckily I’d cleaned off the
kitchen table pretty much. So with
cards, flowers and balloons, it
looked pretty festive around here.
The nutty gift from Don and Vi
joined all the other things.
Tony Harty picked up mail Mon-
day and visited at Shirley and L.D.
Hairs and had dinner out. Tony
stayed with Shirley while L.D. ran
errands in Kadoka.
George and Sandee Gittings
went to Rapid City late Tuesday af-
ternoon and spent that night and
Wednesday night with Charles and
Diane Gittings. George had eye
surgery Wednesday. Roxie Gittings
arrived at the George Gittings
home Wednesday evening and then
joined Kaelyn McSherry and
Lynette Klumb for lunch in Rapid
City Thursday. She and Kaelyn at-
tended an appointment for Sandee
in the afternoon. George, Sandee
and Roxie returned to Philip that
Tuesday morning early both Bill
and I were up and at ‘em. Bill was
off to help Terry and I went to
Philip and had coffee with Kay
Ainslie and traded vehicles, taking
the one that Connie Schlim usually
has. Armed with a 15 passenger
van, I returned to Kadoka and nine
residents from the care center,
along with lunch, fishing equip-
ment, wheelchairs, walkers and
Cathy Stone the activities director,
were loaded up and we were on our
way to fish in Pierre. The bad news
was we had a blow out, right front
tire, the good news, no damage to
passengers or vehicle, River Cities
Public Transit came to our rescue,
folks and supplies were off loaded
to another van and let the fishing
begin! Bill McDaniel was on hand
to help out with poles, bait, etc. and
Nicki (McDaniel) Bonnenberger got
the fishing licenses and all went
quite smooth. On the return trip,
12 folks were squeezed into a bus
supplied by River Cities Public
Transit since our bus still was get-
ting a tire put on. All’s well that
ends well and it seems most had a
good time, or at least a memorable
one. I took the bus to Philip and
brought the community van back to
Tuesday evening, Tony Harty
went to Philip to watch the softball
games. The Weta team was play-
ing, which puts a lot of Tony’s rela-
tives on the field. It got to 98˚.
Don and Vi Moody had a busier
than normal week it seemed like –
haying alfalfa fields is still going
full force and it’s great to see so
many bales around the country-
side. They have been cleaning out
some dead trees and limbs with
their skid steer in the backyard
and around the shelter belt areas.
The special brush attachment fork
really is a good item for pulling and
tearing dead brush and limbs. The
extreme drought last year put a lot
of stress on the trees, but they are
sure coming back nicely with all
this spring's moisture. Vi is really
surprised at the regrowth espe-
cially on the south creek with the
irrigation system running again.
Makes lots of difference. The down-
spout on the new pole barn made
the apple tree grow four times its
height just this year.
I spent several days working on
a spreadsheet of items lost in a
garage/house fire for friends in
Howard and finally sent it back to
them Thursday, technology is great
when it works. Wednesday morn-
ing as Bill hustled off to work, it
was a nice cool morning so Jamie
Reimann joined me for a fly. We
went over Midland, the café she
works at, checked out Lake Wag-
goner and just had an enjoyable
time seeing the Badlands as well.
Had a nice visit with Kay Williams,
who was meeting former Quinn
neighbor Loretta (Kelly) to give her
some information on Rome and
Italy. Merry Willard and Sue
Kaiser came by in the afternoon on
Wednesday afternoon, Tony
Harty visited Lisa and Steve
Doughty here in Kadoka. It was
hot enough he didn’t do too much in
the heat of the day.
Kinsey and Kohen Gittings and
Kinsey's friend, Reanna, arrived at
the George Gittings’ home late
Thursday night.
Thursday morning, Tony Harty
was up early and headed to Rapid
to keep an eye appointment. He did
other business while in Rapid,
chatted with his cousin, Janet
Lewis, and met L.D. and Shirley
Hair at the clinic and kept their
dogs settled down while they saw
the doctor. There was quite a bit of
lightning and thunder, but no rain
in Rapid. Hairs went on to Oelrichs
after the appointment and Tony
started toward home, going
through Rapid Valley, but found
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Please join us for a Bridal Shower honoring
Ashley Berry
Saturday, July 27th at 2:00 p.m.
Community E. Free Church
Phi lip, SD
Let’s shower her with lots of love & goodies!
The couple is registered at Target
and Bed, Bath & Beyond
Hosted by Kimberly Roth (605) 210-3252
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
859-2336 • Philip
E-MAIL: prfrezil@gmail.com
1st Sunday: Coffee & Rolls after worship
First Lutheran Ladies Bible study.
There are two Bible study groups: each meeting
monthly. One meets on the second Tuesday at
12:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church and the other
meets on the second Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at
the Senechal Apts. lobby.
* * * * * * *
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
Midland – 843-2538
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30 a.m.
Ruth Circle: 3rd Tues. at 2 p.m.
Nowlin Circle: Last Wed. at 9 a.m.
Rebecca Circle: Last Wed. at 7 p.m. (Nov. thru
Feb.); 6:30 p.m. (Mar. - Oct.)
* * * * * *
Moenville – 843-2538
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
1:30 p.m. (CT)
ALCW: 3rd Thursday, 1:30 p.m.
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Long Valley
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
* * * * * *
Every Sunday in July
Services at 10:00 a.m.
followed by potluck dinner
Pastor Art Weitschat
Kadoka – 837-2390
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:00 a.m.
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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 • facebook.com/midlandobc
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.
Bible Study: Wed. at 7:30 p.m.
Women’s Ministries: 2nd Thurs., 1:30
10 miles SE of Midland
Pastor Glenn Denke • 462-6169
Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Sunday School: 11:00 a.m. CT
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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!!
* * * * * *
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
E-mail: chez@gwtc.net
Sunday Worship: 8:00 a.m.
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Pastor Kathy
Chesney • 859-2310
Home: 859-2192 • E-mail: chez@gwtc.net
Sunday Worship:
10:00 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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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.)
Sunday 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.
Rush Funeral Home
Chapels in Philip, Wall & Kadoka
Jack, Gayle & D.J. Rush
859-2542 • Philip, SD
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Philip, SD
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Church & Community Thursday, July 25, 2013 • The Pioneer review • Page 5
Send obituaries, engagement
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WErE yOu rIGHT? Last week’s pic-
ture: Top of Haakon County Court-
house column. around Philip there
are many architectural elements
on buildings as well as other items
that we see on a daily basis. But,
can you identify them when given
just an upclose snapshot? Here’s
one for you to try. The answer will
be in the next week’s Pioneer re-
Gwenn Ilic, age 65, passed away
at home surrounded by her family
on Thursday July 18, 2013, in
Hammond, Ind.
Gwenn was born in Highland,
Ind., to Carl Andersen and Mar-
jorie Ritchey Andersen. She at-
tended school in Highland and
graduated from Crete High School
in Illinios.
She married her loving husband,
Ronald (Branko) Ilic, and to this
union were born three sons. Gwenn
was an inspirational wife, mother,
and homemaker who loved read-
ing, gardening, and spending time
with her grandchildren. She loved
to travel, making many annual vis-
its with her husband and family to
western South Dakota.
Gwenn was a faithful Christian
and touched many lives in positive
ways and always displayed
strength and grace. She was a
shining example to all who knew
her and will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her loving
husband of 45 years, Ronald
(Branko) Ilic; sons, Jerry (fiancée,
Christine), Greg (Jessica) and
Randy (Samantha); grandchildren,
Aidan, Ethan, Keegan and Lily;
sisters, Michele Andersen (son
Brad) and Marie (Dwight) Slovek,
both of Philip, S.D.; numerous
nieces and nephews; and a lifelong
friend, Jennie McClain.
Gwenn was preceded in death by
her sister, Sherry (Pete) Metz;
brother, Stephen Andersen; par-
ents, Carl Andersen and Marjorie
Ritchey Andersen.
Funeral services were held in
Schererville, Ind., on July 23, 2013.
Gwenn Ilic_____________________
Cassie J. Bennett, Belle
Fourche, S.D., daughter of Glen
and Rose Bennett of Philip, and
Justin D. Wendt, Belle Fourche,
son of James and Sherry Wendt of
Turon, Kan., are pleased to an-
nounce their engagement and
forthcoming marriage.
Cassie graduated from Philip
High School and the University of
South Dakota School of Law in
2012. She is employed with the
Butte County state’s attorney’s of-
fice in Belle Fourche.
Justin graduated from Fairfield
High School in Fairfield, Kan., and
Autry Technical Center in Enid,
Okla. He is currently employed at
Regional Health in Spearfish as a
certified surgical technician.
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nobody home at the Steve Buchholz
home or Don and Vi Moody’s. He
stopped by New Underwood to
check on a former crew leader from
the census, getting to visit with her
family a bit letting her know he
was thinking about her. In Wall, he
visited with niece-in-law, Cindy
Weaver. Brian Hanson was at
Tony’s working on the air condi-
tioner. Still needs to do more.
Don and Vi Moody kept an ap-
pointment in Rapid Thursday, a
followup from earlier in the week.
Sturgis area has been plenty
warm this week. Friday a good
thunderstorm rolled through about
10:00 p.m. leaving behind .60” and
a wild lightning storm. Every bit of
rain is welcome and they are also
thankful no fires occurred from the
lightning. The town of Sturgis is
changing every day with tents pop-
ping up very fast. The bikers are
starting to show up and Sturgis is
officially two weeks away from
rally week. Friday afternoon,
Ralph and Cathy Fiedler drove to
Spearfish, and stopped to see
Lynette Klumb at her job. They-
dropped off some mending Cathy
had done for her. They did some
shopping and then attended the
Festival in the Park, where they
met the Eric Hanson family. They
had just returned from Rapid City,
where Elsie had played in a softball
tournament, which her team lost.
Ralph and Cathy had supper where
Lynette works and got to see
granddaughter Caitlin Klumb who
was also working there.
Vi Moody had a nice phone visit
with her longtime friend, Lorraine
Newman Courtney, Ft. Worth,
Texas. They had been to Philip for
Scotty Philip Days and arrived
back to their home after their trav-
els and having much fun and visit-
ing relatives and friends in the
Philip area. Lori saw the PHS
Class of '63 float and many of her
grade school classmates who she
was so happy to see again. Her par-
ents were Owen and June New-
man. Owen helped engineer and
design the arch (Gateway to the
West) at St. Louis, Mo. He gradu-
ated from South Dakota School of
Mines and Technology as a civil en-
Bill has been busy with farm
work all week. Friday was an over-
cast day but cool and inviting to fly.
It took about five minutes to get
three takers from Illinois to check
out the Badlands from the air. I
think I should do a study of folks.
The three folks, two women and a
man, didn’t even ask me any ques-
tions, just followed me to the air-
port, loaded up, and away we went.
The Badlands were exceptionally
beautiful because of the absence of
sun and a recent shower, the colors
were vivid and no shadows. I had
them sign my log book, but they
didn’t even ask my name. Who says
people aren’t trusting? Meanwhile,
Bill had a different experience
when the big tire under him on the
combine blew out. Scared the heck
out of him. Grasshoppers are start-
ing to show up and they are pretty
well grown up. I like seeing the
birds making short work of the
ones around the place here.
George, Kelsey, Kinsey, Kohen,
Reanna and Jessica Gittings at-
tended the Radway/Gittings re-
union in Ft. Pierre Friday evening.
Roxie and Sandee spent a quiet
evening recuperating at home.
Kelsey and Jessica Gittings stayed
in Ft. Pierre overnight. They ar-
rived at the Gittings’ home Satur-
day afternoon.
Friday morning, Tony Harty vis-
ited with his niece, Kathy Brown,
and Dale Koehn. Tony was at the
courthouse in the morning.
Saturday some rain in the Plain-
view area stopped combining. Bill
got home fairly early, but forgot his
phone and wallet so we went back
and got it at Terry’s. Bonnie Moses
and Shelley Seager arrived from
Nebraska. Bonnie dropped Shelley
off to spend the night here with us.
I washed up the Lincoln for her to
use while here.
Kinsey, Kohen and Reanna re-
turned to Woodward, Iowa, late
Saturday afternoon.
Saturday after getting the mail,
Tony Harty went by the Hair home
and finished closing things up, did
a few errands for them and had
dinner out.
Robin Gittings and friend Kristie
and her son, Nick, arrived at the
George Giitings’ home Sunday
forenoon. They loaded a couple
pieces of furniture for Kelsey for
school. They and Kelsey headed to
Cheyenne, Wyo., after dinner Sun-
day. Charles Gittings also stopped
in for a short visit Sunday.
Sunday it was time to try out
this new old fishing boat. Bill and
I, with Shelley following in the car,
got to Lake Waggoner for a trial
run. It used to be a cinch to put a
boat in the water and pull skiers all
day long, but this boat was rigged
up by a McGuiver sort of fellow so
it took a young woman (Shelley)
and two old fogies (Bill and me) to
get it launched. Once in the water,
things didn’t go too bad, but the
deer flies were busy and the sun
was out, so a trip to the grocery
store for spray and sunscreen soon
took care of that problem. Bill
hooked four crappie and one blue
gill, then they quit biting out in the
lake. However, Jack Hansen was
fishing from the dock and got his
quota of all fish. Hmmm, was this
boat really for fishing? Shelley
went on to Rapid once the boat was
out of the water. Bill and I parked
the boat and he got the motor home
ready to take to the field since the
driving cut into the day too much.
He will now be based out of wher-
ever the fields are. Tony Harty
stopped by in the evening to give
me his news.
Vi Moody had a phone visit with
her friend, Nancy Gaylord, Bran-
ford, Conn., who is at Sea Island,
Ga., on an annual trip south with
her college friends. Nancy took the
Connecticut limousin this time to
New York City’s LaGuardia airport
for her flight south as her connec-
tions were more convenient than
flying from Hartford to Jack-
sonville, Fla.
“A small town is: where the last
person to go to bed has to turn out
the street light.” Main Street Mem-
Betwixt Places News
(continued from page 4)
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Please join us for a Come & Go Bridal Shower honoring
Andi Johnston
fancée of Dana Kerns
Sunday August 4
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Andi & Dana are registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond
& Target
“Let’s wrap up our
best wishes and
shower the bride
with love!”
Stevie Uhlir residence, 410 12th St., Kadoka, SD
Thursday, July 25, 2013 • The Pioneer review • Page 6
Contact Sonia Nemec • 843-2564
e-mail: home_maker_sonia@hotmail.com Midland News
It was a beautiful Monday
morning in Midland, waking up to
60˚ temperatures, sun shining and
no wind. Couldn’t ask for a better
morning! According to the weather-
man, temperatures were going to
be a bit cooler today. That is a good
thing! Between Friday night’s rain
and Saturday night’s rain, we had
just short of one and a half inches
of rain. Some folks had more and
some had less, it’s kind of the way
it’s been this summer. Jerry and I
had to make a trip to Pierre today
and on the way home we noticed
combines in the fields harvesting
wheat, so harvest has begun. Re-
ports are that there isn’t a whole
lot of winter wheat this year be-
cause of the drought. Winter wheat
used to be the main crop around
this area and now you see fields of
sunflowers, millet, safflower and
some flax. It’s a changing world.
Garden produce is on a roll! I don’t
have a garden, so I appreciate
those who do and who have pro-
duce for sale.
Midland Market on Friday
nights has had a good turnout with
different organizations or individu-
als serving a variety of different
supper meals for folks to enjoy
while having a chance to visit.
There are tables with baked goods,
canned goods, items of clothing,
crocheted items and garden pro-
duce, to name a few. So, come and
check out what’s available having
a chance to visit in the process. I
enjoyed a visit with Kathleen
(Kathy) Hand, who is here from
Kennewick, Wash., enjoying visit-
ing with family. She has been stay-
ing with her brother, Dave and
Laura Hand. Kathy taught school
for many years, her first year was
in Wyoming and then she moved to
Kennewick where she taught for 48
years, I believe she said. A lot of
years, that’s for sure! She said she
enjoyed teaching and misses the
I enjoyed reading the article of
the four members of the Philip
High School German Club on a
tour in Europe. Garrett Snook, the
son of Gary and Deb Snook of Mid-
land was one of them. And, I could-
n’t help but agree when they talked
of how much better German choco-
late is than American. Our daugh-
ter-in-law, Stephanie, being
German and sharing some of that
chocolate candy with us, well as the
kids said, “American chocolate is
Reminder: Vacation Bible
School at the Open Bible Church
from July 29 – August 2 for kids
ages four to entering sixth grade
from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a. m. If you
have any questions you can call
Pastor Andy Blye or Jennifer Blye
@ 843-2143.
Correction: Tukker Boe’s name
was inadvertently left out of the
list of names of ‘not pictured’ in the
C-team photo of the Midland ball
team in the Pioneer Review. Those
Midland ball players did a fine job
this summer and it’s always fun to
be a part of the group. Sorry about
that Tukker! He is the son of Tyler
and Angel Nemec
Randy and Holly Nemec were
among those attending the John
and Tena Sheeley reunion in Farib-
ault, Minn., last weekend.
Erin Bourk arrived at the home
of her daughter, Holly and Randy
Nemec Thursday afternoon. Tyler,
Angel, Tukker and Emry Nemec
joined everyone for supper that
night and Friday morning, Holly
and Erin traveled to Rapid City to
take in the girl's fast pitch softball
tournament. Morgan Ortlieb plays
for a Sturgis team and they played
two games Friday, winning one
and played one game Saturday
which they lost. Holly reports that
the girls are very intense about the
game of softball and are very fun to
watch. Morgan will be a seventh
grader this year in Sturgis. They
also got a chance to see the house
that the Ortliebs are building in
Sturgis which is progressing nicely.
They expect to move in a couple of
weeks. Chelsee, Addison and Joey
Rankin, Murdo, also attended the
Gene and Audrey Jones left last
Wednesday for Texas, arriving
Thursday. While there, they visited
with several of Gene's cousins of
various degrees around Floydada.
Friday, they went to Lubbock to
visit with a few cousins who, due to
health reasons, couldn't make it to
the Jones reunion. A good time was
had at the Floydada Golf Course at
the reunion. Activities were an
early morning golf tourney for
those interested, a horseshoe tour-
nament, and a fun time family auc-
tion with much bantering back and
forth, and of course good food. Sun-
day, Gene and Audrey left for the
return trip to South Dakota. They
arrived home Monday.
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Friday of last week, Carol Snook
and her daughter, Shelly Gentelin,
and grandchildren, Sam and Anna
Gentelin, arrived in Midland from
Alton, Ill., to visit Carol’s mother
and Shelly’s grandmother, Arline
Petoske, and Carol’s brother, Jim
Petoske, sisters, Barbara Jones
and Jody Block, and families. Carol
has been staying at her sister, Bar-
bara Jones’, home and Shelly and
kids have been at Gene and Dick
Hudson’s for the first of the week.
Carol, Barb and Carrie Mentele
visited Arline Petoske at the Philip
Nursing Home in Philip Saturday
afternoon. Carol and Barb enjoyed
the garden tour and luncheon Sun-
day at Midland and south of town,
while Shelly and kids visited at the
Gary and Jody Block home with
Block, Tharaldsen and Jones’
cousins coming to visit, too. The
Alton, Ill., group plans to be here
for a few more days. Carrie and
Wes Mentele were in Midland Sat-
urday, leaving for Howard Sunday.
The Mentele family had been vaca-
tioning in Colorado last week.
Congratulations to Shad Finn,
Bryer Jones, Colter Stout and Clint
Nelson for coming away with sec-
ond place at the Murdo Ranch
Rodeo Saturday. Shad’s son, Cass,
rode in the mini bronc ride and also
got second place. Congratulations,
Cass! Jenna Finn reports it was a
fun day with all kinds of activities
for kids, some being the boot and
candy scramble.
Stopping at the home of Bob and
Verona Evans Thursday, July 11,
were Howard Elrod, Eugene, Ore.,
and his son-in-law, Gary Winters,
Chamberlain. Gary had gone to
Rapid City to pick up Howard at
the Rapid City airport and they
stopped in to visit with Bob and
Verona on their way back to Cham-
berlain. Howard is the son of the
late Pete and Berniece Elrod who
lived at Midland for a number of
years. Berniece was a sister to
Verona’s dad, Oscar Merkle, and of
course, many of us remember
Oscar’s Service Station. As a kid, I
remember him cleaning the wind-
shield with crumbled up newspa-
per. That did the trick. They were
clean. Howard was spending some
time in Chamberlain visiting his
daughter, Debbie and Gary and
Monday, July 15, Bob and
Verona Evans went to Rapid City
to visit family. Wednesday night
supper guests at the home of Ross
and Melanie Jones, Cassie and
Kalli were Bob and Verona, Stan
and Cathy Evans and Matt and Tr-
isha Walters, Alexa and Myah. Bob
and Verona came home Saturday.
Family continues to make trips
to the Philip hospital as Jerry Hunt
is not doing a bit well. Roger and
Peg Johnson, Pierre, and their
daughter, Leesa, Denver, Colo.,
were in Philip besides the Hunt
siblings here in Midland. Our
thoughts and prayers continue to
be with Jerry and the Hunt family.
Thomas Doolittle and Brody
Jones competed in the state rodeo
in trap shooting of which Thomas
won the state championship title.
Doing well in the state rodeo qual-
ified the boys to go on to the Na-
tional Finals High School Rodeo in
Rock Springs, Wyo. Twenty-two
made it to the final go around.
Thomas was one of them and shot
a total of 125 – breaking 115 – giv-
ing him a 13th place win. Congrat-
ulations to both boys! To be able to
make it to nationals is an accom-
plishment in itself! Heading home,
Aaron, Angie and Thomas Doolittle
made a stop in Casper, Wyo., for a
visit with Edith and Suzy
We wish to express our sincere
sympathies to the family of Terry
McKillip, Moorcroft, Wyo., who
passed away at 74 years of age. He
was the youngest in the family of
Ray and Ruth McKillip. His
brother, Johnny, recently passed
away and his brother, Jimmy,
some time before that. Their sister,
Arleta, is still living and was mar-
ried to Rex Huston who passed
away some years ago.
The heritage yard and garden
tour sponsored by Second Century
Development had a good turnout
Sunday, July 21. It began with a
luncheon at the Open Bible
Church, followed by folks heading
for the country looking forward to
an interesting tour of places many
had not been before. Mark Reiman
shared the history of groves of
cedar trees on the family farm,
which began with his grandfather,
Henry Reiman. Mark’s dad, Lloyd
Reiman, carried on the tradition
planting more trees throughout the
years and the legacy of those trees
continues as Mark takes pride in
the care of those groves of Cedar
trees. Purchasing and planting
more trees.Carrying on the tradi-
tion! They are a sight to see, they
truly are!
Then it was off to Tommy Jones’
with his beautiful flowers and
landscaping. Tommy has a knack
for beautifying a yard, often bring-
ing some of those beautiful flowers
to Midland, and sharing them with
others. There’s a bit of history of
the home Tommy lives in. His
great-grandfather, Tom Jones, and
crew built a cottonwood log house
in 1900 and he and his wife, Clara,
lived in that house, raising a fam-
ily, along Brave Bull Creek. A wood
siding was put on the outside of the
house and some covering on the in-
side. Tommy’s dad, Tom B. Jones,
brought his bride, Mary Stotts, to
that house in March of 1953 and
they lived in that home for a num-
ber of years. And so, the legacy
continues as Tommy now lives in
that house, has done some work on
that log house, keeping in mind the
nostalgia that goes with that home.
One thing Tommy did was to take
the covering off the walls of the liv-
ing room so the cottonwood logs
could be seen.
Then it was off to Cedar Creek
Gardens on the Manke place. Car-
olyn Manke, her son, Buddy, and
Peggy Martin have put a lot of time
and work into that place with its
three different greenhouses and
huge gardens. People were amazed
by all there was to see, some also
buying fresh garden produce.
There’s just nothing like fresh gar-
den produce. That is a fact. Carolyn
and Peggy bring garden produce to
Midland Market each week. That is
a good thing for those of us who
don’t do gardens. And so, all in all,
the tour was a success!
One thing about life, that I al-
ways find interesting, is the unex-
pected folks you meet and the
stories that you learn along the
way. That very thing happened the
other day, as Jerry and I were hav-
ing a bite to eat on the hill and got
to visiting with a couple who were
there for the same reason. Their
names were Arlie and Gretchen
Radway of the Plainview area.
They had been to a Radway family
reunion in Pierre and were on their
way to funeral service in Philip for
Donald Thorson.The Radway name
struck a bell as Jerry used to haul
bulk fuel to Rex and Jean Radway.
They would be Arlie’s uncle and
aunt. In visiting, we got to talking
about the teacher named Bonnie
Tivis. Come to find out, there was
a town named Tivis. There was a
fire in that town and the town was
no longer, but Arlie and Gretchen
have land that was where the town
of Tivis had been. George Tivis and
his wife, Marge, had a café in Faith
called Granny’s Café. And so, it
just goes to show the things you
can learn just by visiting with
someone you meet along the way.
Another thing I was reminded of
this past week was the words
‘thank you’ and how much they
mean. In the business of life we
sometimes forget to say those
words. The thank you from the Fos-
ter family for the article on the Fos-
ter family – well – it meant an
awful lot. We do the things we do
because we enjoy doing them, but
when someone thanks us for doing
it, it takes on a whole new level of
meaning. Thank you to the Foster
family for their kind words.
As I close my column this Tues-
day morning, the sky is overcast
and there is a rumble of thunder
every now and then.
A bit of wisdom from my Amish
calendar, “Life is like a baseball
game. When you think a fastball is
coming, you gotta be ready to hit
the curve.” Remember to thank
someone along the way, letting
them know you care and continue
to pray for rain. Have a good and a
good week!
The stamped tin ceiling, hand carved newel post and original altar rail can be
seen in this photo of the Little Brown Church.
Nancy Haigh/Pioneer Review
were elected as trustees and Mrs.
A. Kelly and Amy Neil as stewards
of the new Methodist church.
Three years later a small build-
ing, some records say a house, was
purchased, moved to Hayes and
used for 10 years. During this time,
the town of Hayes was actually
about one-half mile south of its
present location. The new highway,
The Black and Yellow Trail, had
been laid out in 1922 and the town
moved to be alongside it.
It was at this time that an acre
of land was donated for a new
structure two and one-half miles
west of Hayes. A larger structure
was built and dedicated in June
1923, at which time it became
known as the Little Brown Church.
Rev. Charles M. Weirauch, who
had led the congregation from its
beginning, was instrumental in the
1922 building. The new church was
dedicated in 1923.
Over the years, a basement was
built for the church, siding and
windows replaced and various
other minor repairs were com-
When the church was built, the
Prairie Style of architecture was in
vogue and it is reflected in the
church’s outside design.
Surnames in photos that were
published with story about the
church in “Prairie Progress in West
Central South Dakota” include
Muir, Thies, Olesen, Fendt, Sim-
mermaker, Neil, Swan, Knect,
Hedman, McCaskey, Adams,
Neefe, Burns, Lind, May and Hack-
The Little Brown Church became
part of the Pierre parish in 1965.
Four years later they merged with
Pierre’s First United Methodist
Church. At that time the Little
Brown Church had 54 members.
The current parishioners want to
keep their Little Brown Church as
an active place of worship. Roots
run deep in South Dakota and the
church is the vine which unites all.
Little Brown Church
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county Falr
4-R Achlevement
Friday, August 2nd: PhiIip Legion HaII
1:00 p.m. 4-H & Open Class Exhibits open to the
3:00 p.m. 4-H Talk-Off
4:30 p.m. 4-H Project Runway
5:30 p.m. Free Will Barbecue &
Ice Cream Social
7:00 p.m. Talent Show *
* During intermission a Sweet Treats
live auction will be held
Saturday, August 3rd: PhiIip Legion HaII
8:30 a.m. 4-H Large Animal Show
9:00 a.m. Farmer`s Market & Trade Show Opens
9:00 a.m. Open Class & 4-H Exhibits open to the
10:30 a.m. 4-H Small Animal Show
12:00 p.m. Lunch, sponsored by Haakon/Jackson
Fair Board
2:00 p.m. Elke Baxter, Gardening presentation
3:00 p.m. Open Class Exhibits released
4:00 p.m. Rascal Rodeo, Philip Roping Arena
PhiIip Masonic
Saturday,August 3rd
4:00 p.m. at the
PhiIip Roping Arena
2:00 to 3:45 p.m.
6 & Under ~ 7-8-9
10-11-12 ~ 13-14
$5/person · $15/family
• Goat Tying
• Barrel Racing
• Flag Racing
• Mutton Bustin’ and
Calf & Pony Riding
• Breakaway Roping
• Pole Bending
• Team Roping
$5.00 per event
Fun for all
with or
without a
Wheat acres to
harvest in Midland,
Philip & Kadoka area.
Larry’s Custom
Thursday, July 25, 2013 • The Pioneer review •Page 7
Presenting … Tomorrow’s Leaders
Alyssa, 10. Daughter of Teresa
Williams, Pierre, and Bill Walker.
Addison, 5. Son of Sara Pfeifle and
Mike Brooks, both of Philip.
Ellis, 4; Bridger, 2; Kinley, 1 month.
Children of Mike & Erin Baer,
Jasmine, 10; Faith, 2. Children of
Mike & Katie Schultz, Philip.
Camo, 9 months. Son of
Rachel Kochersberger, Philip.
Tyshia, 15; Jasmine, 13; Ethan, 9;
Luke, 7; Aisha, 5. Children of
Greg & Cristi Ferguson, Philip.
This feature sponsored by The Pioneer Review & Thompson Photographics
Greetings from overcast, cool,
mostly dry northeast Haakon
County. This weather is deceiving,
because I think it is going to warm
up nicely later today. But for now,
the cooler temperatures are a nice
Haying and harvest are in full
swing in our part of the world. It
keeps everyone on their toes, mak-
ing sure the equipment is serviced
and dealing with the breakdowns,
repair runs, etc. We are needing a
rainy day so the guys can get a lit-
tle rest – and the corn and milo
could also use a rainy day!
The garden just keeps perking
along. This week we added green
beans and cucumbers to the list of
veggies we are enjoying. There are
also some peppers that are ready,
but I haven't harvested them yet.
The prize we are really looking for-
ward to is vine ripened tomatoes! A
friend of mine said "There are two
things money can't buy – true love
and homegrown tomatoes!" That is
so true. He lives in Yankton, and
he is already enjoying ripe toma-
toes. He grows all sorts of heirloom
varieties – he is obviously very se-
rious about his gardening!
News is a little short this week,
because everyone is too busy to
make much news!
Duane and Lola Roseth had com-
pany over the weekend. Their
daughter, Kayce, and her husband,
John Gerlach, Rapid City, spent
the weekend at the ranch.
Dick and Gene Hudson have
been enjoying visits from their rel-
atives. Dick's sister and niece vis-
ited last week, as did their
daughter, Deb Burma, and her son,
Chris. They all left Wednesday.
Dick and Gene also headed out on
Wednesday, traveling to Sioux
Falls to keep a Thursday doctor's
appointment. Following the ap-
pointment, they went to Winner to
watch their grandson, Avery, play
baseball. They returned to the
ranch late that evening. Friday,
their niece, Shelly Gentelin, and
children, Sam and Anna, arrived
from their home in Godfrey, Ill.
Shelly is a daughter of Gene's
brother, Leland. They will be stay-
ing through Thursday. Monday
evening, Dick and Gene and their
guests traveled to Philip to watch
Coreen Roseth had a fun day
Sunday. She was at her daughter,
Kristin's, house near Midland, and
the ladies were making choke
cherry jelly. Coreen said she used
to enjoy helping her mother-in-law,
Clara, make jelly each year. Kristin
had picked a lot of chokecherries,
so the process went pretty quickly.
Kristin's children were excited
about all the activity, and they
wondered if they could eat the
chokecherries. Coreen told them
they could, but they would have to
spit out the seed. So they eagerly
tried the chokecherries, and then
there was a mad dash to the trash
can to spit them out! They learned
that chokecherries are pretty tart!
Coreen said they had to be per-
suaded to try the jelly, because
they thought it might not taste so
Billy and Arlyne Markwed said
that haying is getting caught up, so
things are slowing down a bit. They
attended the ball game at Four
Corners Sunday. Their grandson,
Tate Gabriel, is a member of the
team. The game on Sunday was the
last home game of the season, and
Cenex Harvest States provided
lunch for everyone who attended –
thanks to them!
T.J. and Jeanine Gabriel and
children traveled to Sioux Falls
over the weekend to be on hand to
help celebrate the 60th wedding
anniversary of Bruce Bresee's par-
ents. T.J. and Jeanine's children
traveled back to Spearfish with
Bruce and Cindy and will spend
the week with both sets of grand-
parents. T.J. said that he has fi-
nally finished his AI schedule for
the summer – I'm sure that is a re-
Wyatt, Avery and Noah Johnson
attended the ball game at Four Cor-
ners Sunday. They have been busy
helping with activities at the farm.
Nels and Dorothy Paulson have
been busy haying, so they haven't
had time to make any news. Break-
downs and repairs have been keep-
ing things interesting, also.
Dorothy said they received .27” of
rain early on Saturday, and Satur-
day evening they received .30” of
rain, along with 53 mph winds! The
rain was very welcome!
Carmen Alleman and Shirley
Halligan were in Ft. Pierre
Wednesday, and they took part in a
tour of the Cedar Hill Cemetery
outside Ft. Pierre. The ladies said
it was very interesting. Sunday,
Carmen and Shirley were on the go
again, this time taking Joyce Jones
with them. The ladies attended the
garden tour in and around Mid-
land. They have really enjoyed
their outings, and I'm sure there
will be more adventures coming up!
Clint, Laura and Alivya Alleman
recently spent several days vaca-
tioning in Omaha, Neb. They en-
joyed the zoo, children's museum,
old market district, Bob Kerry
pedestrian bridge, shopping, eater-
ies and art galleries! They had a
wonderful time celebrating Laura's
birthday and having time to relax
and enjoy each other. Last Friday,
they spent time with both sets of
grandparents (Alleman and Yost)
as Alivya wanted to tell them all
the trips stories. Sunday, they went
to 1880 Town to eat in the train car
for lunch with Randy and Joy Yost,
then spent the rest of the afternoon
at the Yost house. Clint and Randy
enjoyed a quick motorcycle ride to
the Four Corners baseball field to
chat and watch a little of the game.
Bill and Polly Bruce said things
have been relatively quiet at their
place this week. They are still busy
putting up hay and dealing with
the seemingly inevitable break-
downs, but it certainly is nice to
have hay to put up! Early this
spring, with the dry conditions, a
good hay crop didn't seem likely.
Kevin and Mary Neuhauser at-
tended the ball game at Four Cor-
ners Sunday, and Kevin served as
one of the umpires.
Ruth Neuhauser had a visit on
Saturday from DeMaris (Paulson)
Nesheim. DeMaris taught at the
local school when Bob and Ruth's
daughter, Nina, was in the eighth
Ed Briggs had the misfortune of
losing a baler to fire Monday. For-
tunately, the baler got parked in a
fallow field while it burned, so no
crops were lost.
Frank Halligan attended the ball
game and lunch at Four Corners
Sunday. There was a good crowd
for the game, so it was a welcome
opportunity to visit with friends
and neighbors.
Lee and Mary Briggs, along with
their daughter, Rea Riggle, and
granddaughters, Cattibrie and
Kinsey, also attended the ball
game at Four Corners. Their
grandson, Chancey, is a member of
the team.
We have been busy haying and
harvesting here at Neuhauser
ranch. I was in Pierre Wednesday
to take care of business and replen-
ish the food supply. Friday, I was
in Kadoka and spent the day with
my mother, Letoy Brown, to cele-
brate her 81st birthday. My sister-
in-law, Lynn Brown, was also
there, and we took Mom and her
friends, Helen Good and Pat
Jensen, to Interior for lunch. The
Badlands are so pretty this year!
Saturday, our friend, Bob Spears,
was here to help with harvest. His
wife, Sharel, and their daughter,
Wendi, and three grandsons were
here Saturday afternoon – us
ladies visited, and the boys got to
ride four-wheelers and experience
harvest. Wendi and her sons, Noah
and Nathaniel, live in Texas, and
the third grandson, Hunter, lives
in Oregon. Our son, Scott, and
grandson, Austin, came on Sunday
to spend a few days helping with
harvest. Randy, Austin and I at-
tended the ball game at Four Cor-
ners Sunday afternoon, then
headed home to do some harvest-
ing. Our daughter, Chelsea Hoy,
arrived Monday to help during this
busy time. It sure is nice to have
This week, I'm grateful for the
space to have a garden. We are so
fortunate to be able to have fresh,
nutritious vegetables. All the
health shows and magazines tout
the health benefits of fresh fruits
and vegetables, and we have a
plentiful supply right out the back
door! Life is good!
Moenville News
by Leanne Neuhauser • 567-3325
Drought concerns eased last
month, with widespread rainfall
and near average temperatures in
South Dakota. At this point, the cli-
mate outlook for July remains un-
“Copious amounts of rain fell in
the northeastern counties in June,”
said Laura Edwards, South Dakota
State University Extension climate
field specialist. “Some locations re-
ported three to five inches above
average rainfall for the month.
That is nearly double average for
those areas between Marshall and
Deuel counties.”
Edwards added that the south-
western corner of South Dakota re-
mains in moderate to severe
drought going in to the month of
July. “Unfortunately, the southern
Black Hills and areas between Fall
River and Todd counties continued
to be much drier than average in
June,” said Edwards.
Climatologically, the summer is
traditionally a dry season for those
counties. This, Edwards explained,
means that further drought recov-
ery will be unlikely in the coming
months. “As temperatures in-
crease, so does water demand by
plants, animals and people,” she
Edwards said according to the
latest monthly and seasonal
drought outlooks from the climate
prediction center a drought is ex-
pected to persist in this area for
July and through September.
June’s temperatures have helped
crop producers across the state,
said Dennis Todey, SDSU state cli-
matologist. “Temperatures in June
were slightly below average for the
month, but nothing like what the
state experienced earlier this year,”
Todey said. “Statewide, June tem-
perature was just a degree or two
below the long term average. This
created a nice environment for crop
growth and rangeland recovery
over the last few weeks."
By the end of June, corn fields
appeared to be in good shape, and
soybean fields were improving.
A path of severe storms passed
through eastern South Dakota on
June 21. Most reports indicate that
damaged fields were able to be re-
planted after hail, high winds and
tornadoes affected the US 212 cor-
ridor that afternoon.
Looking ahead to the month of
July, Todey said computer climate
models are scattered in their pre-
dictions for the Northern Plains.
“There are no clear signs of wetter
or drier than average conditions for
the month,” he said. “Extended pe-
riods of excessive heat don’t seem
to be forthcoming.”
In the early part of the month,
models predict that South Dakota
will be in the path of cooler and
drier air from Canada, as high
pressure sits in the western United
“This isn’t to say we are entirely
cut off from moisture,” Todey said.
“We will likely get small amounts
of rainfall here and there from
more sporadic thunderstorms.”
Edwards and Todey agreed that
the early part of July will be pleas-
ant. The sunny skies and moder-
ately warm temperatures will be a
boon to gardens and row crops in
the region, and will also prevent se-
vere heat issues for livestock.
Drought lingers in S.D.
Thursday, July 25, 2013 • The Pioneer review •Page 8
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Hayes’ Little Brown Church is in need of repairs!
We are pulling together as a community to help restore our
Little Brown Church on the Prairie.
If you would like to donate to the Little Brown Church
Fund, please send your designated donation to:
First United Methodist Church
c/o Dan Bader
PO Box 479, Pierre, SD 57501
by Del Bartels
West Central Electric annually
sponsors select students from its
service area on a all-expenses-paid
Rural Electric Youth Tour to Wash-
ington, D.C.
This region had three students
participating on the June 14 to
June 20 educational tour. Along
with Kaci Olivier, Philip, were
Anna Flitner, Presho, and Hailey
Norman, Hayes. The South Dakota
students, 39 in all, toured the na-
tion’s capital and learned about the
process of government and rural
“It was fun. Everything that
moved made me sick, but it was re-
ally fun,” said Olivier. The bus
tours and boat tours didn’t seem to
bother her, but Olivier’s first air-
plane trips and the subway got to
her. “I don’t like planes at all.
They’re smelly and the turbulence
does not go well with my stomach,”
said Olivier. “Everything in D.C.
smelled weird. Subways were
jerky.” The boat tour past the
Kennedy Center and the Arlington
Cemetery, though, did not bother
During their many other activi-
ties, the students played a Con-
gressional insight computer
simulation game which gave in-
sights to the role of a first term
Congress member seeking reelec-
tion. The students also visited with
some of the South Dakota congres-
sional delegation in Washington,
Joe Connot, director of member
services for West Central Electric,
Murdo, said the trip is sponsored
by National Rural Electric Cooper-
ative Association in conjunction
with the South Dakota Rural Elec-
tric Association.
This is an educational experience
for the students to learn how coop-
eratives and the government work
together, said Connot. The pro-
gram has students from all over
the country, and there are about
2,000 participating in the NRECA
Youth Tour.
Olivier thought D.C. was pretty
enormous. “A lot of people in tiny
places, like Grand Central Station.
There were so many people. There
was a ton of people packed into one
spot wherever you go,” said Olivier.
“We met some friendly people,
but we met some really unfriendly
people as well,” said Olivier. “There
are some who really don’t like
Despite the crowds, Olivier en-
joyed the trip. “I like museums and
such, all the historical things,” she
said. She added, “All the stuff was
really cool; architecture old and
dated.” Even the Halocaust Mu-
seum caught her attention. “It was
really sad, but it was really inter-
esting, too. It’s insane how one per-
son (Hitler) can do that much dam-
age. But, we can learn from it.”
Connot said the students have to
submit a 500-word essay for con-
sideration for them to participate.
All the transportation, meals, lodg-
ing and even snacks are provided.
“It’s definitely worth applying.
The experience and meeting people
is really cool,” said Olivier.
Some of the sites that the group
visited included the Lincoln Memo-
rial, National Cathedral, White
House, Air and Space Museum,
Washington Monument, United
States Capitol, Ford’s Theater,
Kennedy Center, the Metro, Ar-
lington National Cemetery, Mount
Vernon, Tomb of the Unknown Sol-
dier, the Smithsonian, Hard Rock
Cafe, Iwo Jima Memorial, National
Archives, Holocaust Memorial Mu-
seum, United States Supreme
Court and the Vietnam Veterans
Courtesy photo
West Central Electric sends
Olivier to Washington, D.C.
Shown is Kaci Oliver, Philip, and ridge Sandal, Wall, making a rubbing of names
at the Vietman Veterans Memorial.
A first time, even for giving blood
The local blood drive on Tuesday, July 9, inspired two teens to follow in their mother’s footsteps. When Edna Knutson was
called for her usual appointment to donate blood, her daughters, Katlin, 16, and Kianna, 19, both decided to become first
time blood donors. Shown upper left is Katlin having blood drawn by rapid City phlebotomist Heidi rice. at right is Kianna
having her blood drawn by rapid City phlebotomist Cassie roost.
Courtesy photos
Every minute of every day, thou-
sands of pictures are uploaded to
social media sites like Flickr and
Facebook. Today’s cameras fit in
our pockets or are integrated with
our phones. We can snap a picture
and share it with the world in a
matter of seconds.
Yet it wasn’t too long ago when
taking a photograph was a much
more time consuming endeavor.
Imagine living outside Philip in the
early 1900s. You look up from your
fence repair and see a man making
his way across the pasture carrying
a big box camera on his shoulder.
Now it’s time for a break. Gus
Johnson is paying a visit and he
wants to take your picture.
Gustav M. Johnson lived in
Philip from 1907 until his death in
1962. During those years, he docu-
mented every aspect of frontier life,
from feeding the chickens to dig-
ging out after a snowstorm. When
prohibitionist Carrie Nation came
to town, Johnson captured her like-
ness. When the Bad River over-
flowed its banks, Johnson took
photos. He reproduced many of his
photographs into postcards.
These images cannot be shared
on Facebook at a moment’s notice,
though. They are preserved on al-
most 3,000 glass plates, which
Johnson’s granddaughter, Twylah
Luedtke, Rapid City, donated on
behalf of her family to the South
Dakota State Historical Society.
That means the photos, once
they have been scanned and cta-
logued, can be shared on the South
Dakota Digital Archives. To view
the photos already digitalized, visit
www.history.sd.gov/archives and
click on Digital Archives.
This work will make this part of
Philip and Haakon County’s his-
tory available to anyone with an
Internet connection. The project re-
quires the expertise of profession-
als and state of the art technology.
Information is being requested
concerning the individuals, exact
locations and events shown in the
various photos. Please phone in
such information to 605-773-3804.
Even with informational and finan-
cial help, it will be a long time be-
fore all 3,000 images are online. It
is an ongoing work.
According to Ruth Raveling, ad-
ministrative assistant, South
Dakota Historical Society Founda-
tion, the entire donated collection
was given to the historical society
in 1991. It contained the glass
plates, proof prints and postcards.
It took quite a while to do conser-
vation care. Each item had to be
cleaned and stored in acid free
sleeves. Care has to be given since
the work is with glass, which is
even more fragile with time. Now
they are being digitalized. “It’s tak-
ing a long time, but it takes a long
time,” admitted Raveling.
Luedtke related that Johnson
had five children. One, Evelyn
Haberly, remained in Philip until
her death in 1992. “The five chil-
dren had always talked among
themselves of donating the collec-
tion. It was something the family
always wanted to do.” said
Luedtke. She remembered that the
collection was stored in artillary or
shell boxes. When it was donated,
she kept a few glass plates. One is
of the First Lutheran Church after
it was moved off of the hill, and one
is of her father, Jerrold, as a young
boy. He worked at Dorothy Broth-
ers for over 40 years. She stills vis-
its Philip once a year because her
parents and grandparents are
buried here. None of Johnson’s de-
scendents picked up the love for
Luedtke said she remembered
that Johnson worked various odd
jobs, but he always took pictures.
“He would go down in his little
dungeon of a basement and work.
It was where he had his chemicals
and photo stuff,” said Luedtke. “As
little kids, we might help him a lit-
tle bit, or just stay out of his way.”
Donations to the South Dakota
Historical Society Foundation help
enable archives staff to digitize
these and other images of our pio-
neer heritage. The project helps the
South Dakota State Historical So-
ciety put Johnson’s work on the
World Wide Web.
Johnson’s photo series to be online
above is a photo of Gustav M. Johnson preparing printing
and developing solution from powder. These photos are part
of 3,000 glass plates being digitalized for Internet viewing.
Courtesy of the South Dakota State Historical Society
Badlands National Park is one of
18 national parks to receive a 2013
Park Stewards Program grant.
The National Park Foundation,
the official charity of America’s na-
tional parks, and University of
Phoenix® present their second
year of program sponsorship. The
university provided $187,000 in
program funding to the NPF to
help high school teachers and their
students across the country build a
connection and stewardship for na-
tional parks through curriculum
and service learning projects.
Badlands National Park is using
the grant to develop stronger part-
nerships with teachers and stu-
dents on the Pine Ridge Indian
Reservation. Two teachers recently
completed five week residencies in
the park, developing creative ways
to connect park resources to their
classrooms. The teachers intend to
bring their students to the park to
complete service learning projects
in the coming school year.
The program has made it possi-
ble for 88 high school teachers to
work in parks over the summer
break, creating curriculum that
will then be taught to their stu-
dents in the coming school year.
The projects range from moni-
toring toxic mercury levels or water
quality to repairing historic forts to
creating digital park stories, and
all tie to state academic standards
and are meaningful to the national
parks. The program selects one
student from each grantee school
team for a summer internship to
help build their interest in parks
and the National Park Service.
Badlands park receives Steward grant
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The Philip Legion baseball team concluded its season with a home game Monday, July 22. In a doubleheader against the
rapid City Pony all-Stars, the first game went to the opponents 1-13. The second game went the same way, but with a final
score of 0-3. The team, coached by Kory Foss, consists of members from Philip, Wall, Kadoka and White river. Shown is
avery Johnson, Philip, pitching in the second game.
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The Badlands League a-Ball Baseball Tournament began Thursday, July 18. Playing at Philip, the Murdo team squared off
against Philip. Philip took the victory 16-3. Simultaneously, playing in Wall, the Kadoka team squeezed by Wall with a 4-3
win. The tournament continued Saturday, July 20, on the Kadoka ball field. The consolation game between Murdo and Wall
ended with a close score of 3-2. The championship game also ended 3-2, with Philip taking the top spot and Kadoka taking
the number two placing. Pictured above, back row, from left, are Philip coach Michael Peterson, Lane Kroetch, Connor
Dekker, Trew DeJong, Pedro Dennis and coach J.r. Snyder. Middle row: reece Heltzel, Pedro Dennis, Dawson reedy and
Hunter Peterson. Front: Victor Dennis, McCoy Peterson, Parker Snyder, Casey Schriever and Damian Bartels.
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July 19-21
Bareback Riding: 1. Whitten Hoover,
Ainsworth, Neb., 73; 2. Corey Evans, Valen-
tine, Neb., 71; 3. (tie) Chance Englebert, Bur-
dock, and Mark Kenyon, Hayti, 70; 4. Logan
Glendy, Oconto, Neb., 65; 5. Ryan Burkin-
shaw, Hermosa, 64
Barrel Racing: 1. Kailee Webb, Isabel,
16.31; 2. Tanya Talsma, Iona, 16.44; 3.
Shelby Vinson, Worthing, 16.54; 4. (tie) Gayle
White, Dickens, Neb., and Courtney Whit-
man, Sturgis, 16.59; 5. Jill Moody, Pierre,
16.64; 6. Krista Graff, Ainsworth, Neb.,
16.68; 7. (tie) Jordan Tierney, Oral, and
Megan Scherer, Martin, 16.71
Breakaway Roping: 1. Syerra (C.Y.)
Christensen, Kennebec, 2.10; 2. Dani Jo Hin-
man, Hay Springs, Neb., 2.30; 3. (tie) Bailey
Peterson, Parade, Jenny Belkham, Blunt,
and Jana Jasper, St. Charles, 2.40; 4. Jan
Brown, North Platte, Neb., 2.60; 5. Chancy
Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., 2.70; 6. Cati Stanko,
Gordon, Neb., 2.80
Bull Riding: 1. (tie) Clint Connelly, Sta-
pleton, Neb., and Jared Schaefer, Leola, 77;
2. Jeff Bertus, Avon, 76; 3. Tyson Donovan,
Sturgis, 74
Calf Roping: 1. Josh Graff, Ainsworth,
Neb., 9.00; 2. Lane Dudley, Sweetwater,
Texas, 9.09; 3. (tie) Dalla Louden, Martin,
and Trey Young, Dupree, 9.90; 4. Cole
Tienery, Broken Bow, Neb., 10.70; 6. Corey
Cronin, Gettysburg, 10.90; 6. Matt Elliot,
Sparks, Neb., 11.20; 7. Calder Johnston, Elm
Springs, 12.00
Goat Tying: 1. Kristi Birkeland, Dupree,
8.00; 2. Lacey Tech, Fairfax, 8.20; 3. Georgia
Diez, Phoenix, Ariz., 8.50; 4. Tarin Hupp,
Huron, 8.70; 5. (tie) Abby Jo Eckstaine, Ken-
nebec, Mazee Pauley, Wall, and Shandel
Yordy, Martin, 8.80
Mixed Team Roping: 1. Elizabeth
Baker, Box Elder, 6.80; 2. ReAnnCrane,
Whitewood, 7.40; 3. Whitney Knippling,
Chamberlain, 8.10; 4. Trisha Price, Faith,
8.20; 5. Lorita Nelson, Philip, 8.40; 6. Jasper,
8.50; 7. Sherry Ellis, Lusk, Wyo, 9.00; 8.
Hanna Brown, Faith, 9.30
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1. Shorty Garrett,
Dupree, 75; 2. (tie) Wyatt Kammerer, Philip
and Eric Addison, Caputa, 71; 3. (tie) Seth
Schafer, Yoder, Wyo., and Tate Longbrake,
Dupree, 70; 4. (tie) Whit Peterson, Torring-
ton, Wyo., Travis Schroth, Buffalo Gap, and
Jake Moreland, Red Owl, 69
Sr. Men’s Breakaway: 1. Delbert Cobb,
Red Owl, and Jake Longbrake, Dupree, 2.20;
2. Jerry Sharp, Long Valley, 2.40; 3. (tie)
Steve Klein, Sioux Falls and Scott Lammers,
Hermosa, 2.50; 4. Clifford Tibbs, Ft. Pierre,
Steer Wrestling: 1. (tie) Dan Barner,
Hershey, Neb., and Taylor Davis, Ericson,
Neb., 4.30; 2. (tie) Jeff Johnston, Thedford
Neb., Kyle Whitager, Chambers, Neb., and C.
Johnston, 4.40; 3. Sam Olson, Buffalo, 4.60;
4. (tie) Clint Nelson, Philip and Jace McKay,
Ericson, Neb., 4.70
Team Roping: 1. Tucker Dale, Timber
Lake/Levi Lord, Sturgis, 5.10; 2. Matt Dean,
Platte, Neb./Duke Starr, Geddes, 5.30; 3. (tie)
Tyrell Moody, Edgemont/Rory Brown, Edge-
mont, and Travis Waren, Mullen, Neb./Dal-
ton Pelster, Burwell, Neb., 5.60; 4. Brady
Williams, Hammond, Mont./Seth Weishaar,
Belle Fourche, 5.70; 5. Devin McGrath, Belle
Fourche/Dalton Richter, Quinn, 6.00; 6. Scott
White, Oelrichs/Dustin Harris, O’Neill, Neb.,
6.30; 7. Jake Nelson, Creighton/Jeff Nelson,
Philip, 6.50
Huron Roundup
July 19-20
Bareback Riding: 1. Kenyon, 69; 2.
Lonny Lesmeister, Rapid City, 66; 3. Burkin-
shaw, 65; 4. Englebert, 64
Barrel Racing: 1. Webb, 17.62; 2. J.
Moody, 17.66; 3. Vinson, 17.92; 4. (tie) Hallie
Fulton, Miller, and Krystal Marone, Isabel,
18.11; 5. Britta O’Keefe, Mohall, N.D., 18.12;
6. Colbee Mohr, Timber Lake, 18.14; 7.
Kaylee Gallino, Wasta, 18.18;
Breakaway Roping: 1. Jacque Murray,
Isabel, 1.90; 2. Jojo Varner, Hillman, Minn.,
2.00; 3 (tie) Sideny Carey, Huron, Taryn Sip-
pel, Pierpont, and Brenda White, Oelrichs,
2.20; 4. (tie) Megan Steiger, Mobridge, and
Laura Hunt, Ridgeview, 2.40; 5. (tie) Carole
Hollers, Sturgis, and Peterson, 2.70
Calf Roping: 1. Matt Peters, Hot Springs,
8.40; 2. Jace Melvin, Ft. Pierre, 8.50; 3. Daine
McNenny, Sturgis, 9.00; 4. Troy Wilcox, Red
Owl, 9.10; 5. Young, 920; 6. Jamie Wolf,
Pierre, 9.70
Goat Tying: 1. (tie) Diez and Jacey Hupp,
Huron, 6.60; 2. Marone, 6.80; 3. Tech, 6.90; 4.
H. Fulton, 7.00; 5. (tie) Tracy Ellig, Horace,
N.D., and Cheyenne Severson, Raymond,
Mixed Team Roping: 1. Stanko, 7.70; 2.
Kaylee Nelson, Box Elder, 800; 3. Jasper,
10.00; 4. Hinman, 11.70; 5. Baker, 11.80; 6.
Price, 13.00
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1. Marty Hebb,
Cherry Creek, 73; 2. (tie) Tyrell Backman,
Faith, Jesse Wilson, Kyle, and Kyle Hapney,
Harrold, 71; 3. (tie) Garrett and Cole Hind-
man, Pierre, 69;
Sr. Men’s Breakaway: 1. Churck Nelson,
Hartford, 2.70; 2. Kirk Ford, Huron, 2.90; 3.
Mark Schumacher, Wolsey, 3.30; 4. John
Dean, Platte, 3.90; 5. J.B., Lord, Sturgis,
12.50; 6. (tie) Harold Gerdes, Hecla, and
Lammers, 12.90;
Steer Wrestling: 1. Gabe Taylor, Valen-
tine, Neb., 3.70; 2. Jeff Richardson, Kearney,
Neb., 3.80; 3. David Hinman, Hay Springs,
Neb., 3.90; 4. Jeremy Wagner, Hillman,
Minn., 4.20; 5. (tie) Bryce Dibbern, Riverdale,
Neb., and Jamie Wolf, Pierre, 4.50
Team Penning: 1. Rick Tebay, Morgan
Tebay, and Gary Garbe, all of Alpena, 37.90;
2. Klein, Mick Varilek, Geddes, and Tom Var-
ilek, Geddes, 42.20; 3. Paul Borgmann, Collin
Borgmann and Lindsay Borgmann, all of
White Lake, 47.90; 4. C. Nelson, Terry
Trower, Dell Rapids and Joe Skibinski, Sioux
Falls, 50.10
Team Roping: 1. Eli Lord, Sturgis/Jade
Nelson, Midland, 5.40; 2. (tie) Lane Carson,
Grassy Butte, N.D./Josch Hodges, Volberg,
N.D., and Dale/ Levi Lord, Sturgis, 5.60; 3.
Connor McNenny, Sturgis/D. McNenny, 5.90;
4. Jake Nelson/Jeff Nelson, 6.30; 5. (tie) Tate
Cowan, Ft. Pierre/Casey Cowan, Ft. Pierre
and Clint Gorell, Beach N.D./Chase Carson,
Grassy Butte, N.D., 6.70
SDRA rodeos – Burke and Huron
Joseph One Skunk, Philip, is
participating in a summer youth
intern program at Badlands Na-
tional Park.
While One Skunk has been
learning about careers in the Na-
tional Park Service, his main job
duties are to assist visitors at the
front information desk, along trails
and in the fossil prep lab. He also
assists rangers with the walks,
talks and junior ranger programs
which are done on a daily basis.
“It’s fun. I meet people. And it’s
new, unlike some other jobs,” said
One Skunk.
He said that the hardest part of
the job is learning about the other
national parks, such as Devils
Tower, so he can answer visitor’s
questions. The easiest and most
fun aspect of the job is the junior
ranger program. “I work with the
little kids with the junior ranger
booklet and program. They are so
excited,” said One Skunk.
When asked by visitors what he
would recommend, he suggests the
Badlands Loop Road. “You see a lot
of different formations. It’s really
cool, and, you see all sorts of
wildlife, such as big horn sheep and
According to Julie Johndreau,
education specialist at Badlands
National Park, One Skunk has also
done other career development
work, such as participating in
search and rescue training and op-
erations, visiting other National
Park Service sites, working with
visiting artists and teacher/
rangers, and learning about the
different resources of Badlands Na-
tional Park.
Applicants for the Badlands
Youth Intern Program “should be
ready for anything. Try to be your-
self. It’s pretty easy, but you got to
get into it,” said One Skunk. “I
wouldn’t mind being a park ranger
when I get older.”
Courtesy photo
Philip student is Badlands intern
Joseph One Skunk, left, is working as a Badlands youth intern this summer. He
and Dylan Gallacher are shown erecting a teepee near Cedar Pass Lodge. Gal-
lacher, a Badland volunteer and a teacher with Teach for america.
Early harvest reports of low test
weights are coming in from produc-
ers in south central and southwest-
ern South Dakota.
If producers suspect low test
weights they should contact their
crop insurance agent to evaluate
their options before the fields reach
maturity or cut them for hay, sug-
gested Bob Fanning, South Dakota
State University Extension plant
pathology field specialist.
“Although many wheat fields ap-
pear to be a week to 10 days or
more away from harvest maturity,
those in particularly dry areas are
progressing quickly and a few
fields in south central South
Dakota have already reached ma-
turity. As they began to harvest the
crop, some producers have quickly
learned that the test weight was
very low,” Fanning said. One such
field produced wheat that weighed
47 pounds per bushel.
“As test weights drop below 60
pounds per bushel discounts begin
to mount," Fanning said. "The low-
est test weight that wheat can be
marketed at grain elevators is 50
pounds per bushel, with discounts
in the neighborhood of 70 cents per
bushel at that level.”
Fanning said there are reasons
for wheat being low in test weight,
including drought, root and crown
rots, viral diseases, fungal or bac-
terial foliar diseases, scab, aphid
feeding, etc. “It is difficult to deter-
mine the test weight of a wheat
crop until it is mature and har-
vested, but the presence of a sub-
stantial percentage of shriveled
and/or small kernels should raise a
red flag,” he said. If wheat is low in
test weight, one strategy may be to
open the sieves on the combine and
turn up the wind in hopes of blow-
ing some of the lighter, shriveled
kernels out the back.
“Harvested wheat that is light
might also be cleaned aggressively
in an attempt to gain test weight,”
he said. “If the majority of the ker-
nels are lighter and shriveled, the
potential of gaining much test
weight is likely to be limited” If
using either of these strategies,
compare the benefit of gaining test
weight against the yield loss due to
blowing the light seeds out the
back of the combine or aggressive
The remaining options are to
harvest and sell it as feed wheat at
a significant discount, or harvest as
hay. “Unfortunately, crop insur-
ance may not offer substantial cov-
erage for wheat that is low in test
weight. The adjustment for light
wheat doesn’t reach significant lev-
els until the bushel weight drops
into the low 40 pounds per bushel
range," he said.
If considering harvesting the
crop as hay, check herbicide, fungi-
cide or insecticide labels of any
products that have been applied for
the preharvest interval or if the
label allows harvesting as hay.
Low test weight wheat in state
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Thursday, July 25, 2013 • The Pioneer review • Page 10
Pioneer Review is a legal newspaper for the City of Philip, Haakon County, Haakon School Dist. 27-1, Town of Midland, West River Rural Water Development District.
Pursuant to SDCL § 21-37-4, Notice is
hereby given that Ethel Elizabeth Frein
has filed a Petition for Name Change to
change her name from Ethel Elizabeth
Frein to Ethel Elizabeth Martin, and that
the time and place set for hearing on this
Petition is the 18th day of September,
2013, at 1:00 p.m. in the Haakon County
Courthouse, Philip, SD, before the Hon-
orable Patricia DeVaney and that all per-
sons interested may appear and be heard
upon granting of said Petition.
Dated this 22nd day of July, 2013.
/s/Gay Tollefson
Gay Klima Tollefson
Attorney for Ethel Elizabeth Frein
PO Box 848
Philip, SD 57567
[Published July 25, August 1, 8 & 15,
2013, at the total approximate cost of
Proceedings of
Haakon County
Special Meeting
July 16, 2013
The special meeting of the Haakon
County Commissioners was held on
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 1:00 PM. A
quorum was established at the meeting
with Chairman Stephen Clements, Vice
Chairman Tom Radway, Members
Nicholas Konst, Gary Snook and Edward
Briggs in attendance. Auditor Pat Free-
man, Deputy Auditor Carla Smith, High-
way Secretary Val Williams, Director of
Equalization Toni Rhodes, Jerry and
Penny Thompson, DakotaCare Repre-
sentative John W. Carver and President
of Professional Insurors Ken Asheim and
Pioneer Review Representative Nancy
Haigh were also present.
DakotaCare had called and requested to
make a presentation for DakotaCare
Health Insurance. Representative John
Carver and Ken Asheim gave the com-
mission the presentation. They also ad-
mitted that they were not certain of what
was coming for health insurance. After
much discussion, a motion was made by
Commissioner Snook to keep the Blue
Cross Blue Shield Insurance with Glen
Parsons for the 2014 Year and to move
our renewal date. Commissioner Konst
seconded with all in agreement.
Jerry and Penny Thompson met with the
commission to get the following plat ap-
Haakon County Board of
Philip, South Dakota
July 16, 2013
Jerry and Penny
WHEREAS, the Haakon
County Commissioners have
unanimously approved Tract 1
of SE1/4 of Section 33, T1N,
R21E, BHM and Tract 2 of
SW1/4 of Section 34, T1N,
R21E, BHM, Haakon County,
South Dakota.
Board of County Commission-
ers of Haakon County, South
Dakota, that Tract 1 of SE1/4 of
Section 33, T1N, R21E, BHM
and Tract 2 of SW1/4 of Sec-
tion 34, T1N, R21E, BHM,
Haakon County, South Dakota,
is hereby approved.
APPROVED this 16th day of
July, 2013, by the Haakon
County Commission at Philip,
SD 57567.
Stephen Clements
Patricia G. Freeman
Haakon County Auditor
The motion was made by Commissioner
Briggs to approve the plat, seconded by
Vice Chairman Radway with all in agree-
A motion was made by Commissioner
Briggs to approve travel for Director of
Equalization to attend Recertification
Class on 07/29/13 and 07/30/13 in Rapid
City, SD, and to Ultra Software Training in
Pierre, SD, on August 7, 2013. The mo-
tion was seconded by Commissioner
Snook with all in agreement. Chairman
Clements, Vice Chairman Radway and
Commissioners Konst were called on
07/08/13 for approval of Sales Ratio
Class in Rapid City, SD, on 07/09/13.
The Black Hills Association is having their
quarterly meeting for county officials and
commissioners at the Commissioner’s
Room in Sturgis, SD, at 12:00 PM noon
on Tuesday, 07/30/13. A motion was
made by Commissioner Konst to approve
the travel. It was seconded by Vice Chair-
man Radway. Motion carried.
There was much discussion on the 2014
budgets. The main goal of the afternoon
was to get all expenses looked at and
agreed upon. Most budgets remained
close to last year’s.
Next year there will be a lot of elections.
U.S. Senate – 6 year term, U.S. Repre-
sentative – 2 year term, Governor – 4
year term, 105 Legislators (35 Senate, 70
House) – 2 year term, County Commis-
sioners – 4 year term, County Auditor – 4
year term, County Sheriff – 4 year term,
Register of Deeds – 4 year term, Dele-
gates to Republican Party State Conven-
tion and Delegates to the Democratic
Party State Convention. This budget was
set at $20,000 as there is a lot of publish-
ing and expenses involved in election
The Register of Deeds asked for a full
time deputy instead of the half time posi-
tion that was approved for 2013. This de-
cision was tabled until the final budget
was completed. There was discussion on
the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff’s wage.
The South Dakota Codified Law was re-
viewed for all the set minimum pay of not
only the Sheriff’s minimum wage but Au-
ditor, Treasurer and Register of Deeds.
The salaries were a little over the required
minimum required by law. Another con-
sideration given for the Sheriff and
Deputy Sheriff was that we want them to
stay and not move on to higher paying
jobs. That will also be reviewed after
numbers are computed.
The next regular meeting will be Tuesday,
August 6, 2013, at 9:00 AM in the com-
missioner’s room. The meeting adjourned
at 6:28 PM.
Stephen Clements, Chairman
Patricia G. Freeman, Auditor
[Published July 25, 2013, at the total ap-
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First National Bank – Report of Condition
Philip, South Dakota Faith, South Dakota
30 June 2013
Cash & Due From Banks .......................................................................$6,228,000.00
Federal Funds Sold................................................................................$1,261,000.00
United States Bonds ............................................................................................$0.00
U.S. Agency Bonds ..............................................................................$50,507,000.00
State & Municipal Bonds........................................................................$1,644,000.00
Other Investments..................................................................................$3,254,000.00
Loans & Leases (Net) ........................................................................$133,318,000.00
Bank Premises & Equipment .................................................................$2,219,000.00
Other Assets.........................................................................................$10,845,000.00
TOTAL RESOURCES........................................................................$209,276,000.00
Capital Stock.......................................$800,000.00
Undivided Profits............................$20,840,000.00
Market Value Adj.-Sec. ..................($1,021,000.00)
TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS .............................................................$21,419,000.00
Other Liabilities ......................................................................................$2,471,000.00
Deposits .............................................................................................$185,386,000.00
TOTAL LIABILITIES..........................................................................$209,276,000.00
[Published July 25, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $36.85]
84 Years Ago
July 18, 1929
A quiet wedding was solemnized
at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Guy
Ramsey last Friday noon when
Miss Olive Nolan became the wife
of Paul Y. Ramsey. Only the imme-
diate relatives and a few close
friends of the family were present
to witness the ceremonies which
bound this popular young couple
for life.
Charged with the theft of nine-
teen head of horses belonging to
Malachi Foley, the theft occurred
on February 3, 1929, Joe Fairchild
was brought to trial in circuit court
in this city last week.
Local News … Dr. Ramsey re-
ports the birth of a son to Mr. and
Mrs. John Brooks at the Solan
Brooks home Thursday, July 11.
Grindstone News … Bus Smith
gave a unique demonstration of his
strength Sunday by raising one
corner of a car six inches off the
ground. He did this with a Ford,
Chevrolet, Willys-Knight and
Oldsmobile, and was willing to try
any other make of car that might
be produced. Bus is just as power-
ful on a forkful of grain bundles or
of hay as he is at the corner of a
75 Years Ago
July 14, 1938
George M. Reyner, son of Mrs.
Paul Reyner of Big Bear City,
Calif., Miss Marcella Nelson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
Nelson, were married Saturday af-
ternoon at the Presbyterian manse
in Rapid City.
Hartly News … Mrs. John O’Dea
and daughters, Maurine, Bonna
Mae, Phyllis Ann and Mary, were
callers in Philip Saturday.
Elbon Chaff … Most of the farm-
ers are mowing their grain as the
grasshoppers are taking it and now
the red rust is starting in some
This is the day of the meeting to
decide where to move the two
school houses in the Elbon district
as they are to have only one school
and expect to join two and sell one
of their buildings. Mrs. Beaton will
be the teacher.
Guy Morrison and Max Taylor
went to Sioux City last week with
a load of lambs. He received $8 per
cwt. and was well pleased with the
Local Briefs … Allen Lamb left
Saturday for a two weeks stay at
the home of his grandmother, Mrs.
McDonald, at Ottumwa.
Little Francis Sheeley of Mid-
land sustained a broken leg Mon-
day when a car driven by Gus
Sheeley passed over her leg.
West Fork News … This makes
five grasshopper years in a row,
but we have never seen them flying
high in the sky and crawling thick
in the gravel roads before as we
have this week. Highway 73 was
literally crawling with hoppers
from Harley to Dunlevy’s corner
Sunday and hoppers’ wings glit-
tered silver as we looked toward
the sun.
Grasshoppers are to be seen in
white clouds against the sun al-
most any day during the heat of the
Congratulations to Joy Keve
Hauk. It seems Haakon County
can produce literary talent as well
as dancers and musicans.
Midland News … Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Schwalm are the proud par-
ents of a baby boy, Clair Jerome,
born July 6 at the Olson hospital.
Grindstone News … Henry
Sieler has a broken shoulder from
being kicked by a cow Saturday
evening. He was taken to Rapid
but is home now.
A party to honor Howard
Kennedy on his 21st birthday was
held at the George Kennedy home
Sunday evening.
50 Years Ago
July 11, 1963
Loren Kiel, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Orville Kiel, Grindstone, had the
misfortune of being burned, when
gas vapors ignited while re-fueling
a tractor Saturday, July 6.
Kiel was re-fueling the propane
gas tractor and at the same time
endeavoring to change a battery in
the tractor, which caused a spark
that ignited the propane vapors,
vented off from the gas tank.
Loren received second degree
burns about the face and arms, and
was hospitlized for a time. The fire
ruined a rear tire on the Interna-
tional Super M tractor and was re-
ported to have done other minor
Orville Kiel was on hand at the
time and managed to get the fire
under control before spreading to
other buildings.
Tom Thorson, Grindstone, met
with an accident between Cedar
Pass and Cactus Flat the evening
of July 4, when a car driven by a
youth from Kadoka side-swiped his
1959 Chevrolet. Both autos were
reportedly demolished. Tom was
taken to the doctor in Kadoka,
where he received over fifteen
stitches in his left arm to close the
wound caused by broken glass. The
driver of the second car was only
shook up a bit.
Births … June 2 – boy, Kerry
Reed, to Mr. and Mrs. Leland L.
Beruth, Interior. June 6 – boy,
Michael Scott, to Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Witt, Philip. Boy, Delbert
Wilbur to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence
P. Pfeifer, Jr., Philip. June 8 – boy,
Todd Alan to Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd A.
Kump, Interior. June 12 – boy,
Dean Noel, to Mr. and Mrs.
Emanuel E. Eisenbraun, Quinn.
June 13 – boy, Quincy Adam, to
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. Boeding,
Kadoka. June 28 – boy, Marvin
Robin to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin V.
Denke, Wall.
Marriages … June 1 – Dwane
Staben, Milesville, and Peggy Jus-
tice, Philip. June 2 – Robert
Hansen, Philip, and LaVonne
Knutson, Cottonwood. Wade Bax-
ter, Wall, and Carole Hurford,
Wall. June 15 – James Donald
Stearn, Berkley, Calif., and
Charleen Keyser, Cottonwood.
Robert Standiford, Philip, and
Myrlena Murdock, Huron. June
22 – John J. McKay, Philip, and
Marilyn M. Weises, Quinn. June
23 – Bruce Paul Urban and Mar-
lene Ellen Sorensen, both of Philip.
June 26 – Robert B. Layton, Rapid
City, and Mildred L. Duncan,
Deaths … Arthur George
Wheeler of Philip.
Amid a beautiful setting of gar-
den flowers, about 70 friends and
relatives came Sunday afternoon,
June 30, to extend best wishes to
Mr. and Mrs. John Hagarty in their
home. The occasion was the com-
memoration of the 40th wedding
anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Hagarty
were married at Milesville, June
28, 1923.
Old Trail News … Darrell and
Doreen Peterson had a hayride and
square dance party Tuesday. After
the ride the gang danced in the
Blast from the Past
From the archives of the Pioneer Review
Fridays at
Ad Deadline:
at 11 a.m.
operators, freight from Midwest
up to 48 states, home regularly,
newer equipment, Health, 401K,
call Randy, A&A Express, 800-
* * * * * * *
FOR SALE: 1998 Ford Expedi-
tion XLT 4x4, cloth seats, power
windows, locks & seats, good
tires. Call 685-8155. PR10-tfn
plumbing contractor for all your
indoor plumbing and outdoor
water and sewer jobs call Dale
Koehn 441-1053 or leave a mes-
sage at 837-0112. K31-4tp
Etc. 175 S. Center Ave., Philip.
Great family business, 1 year in
newly remodeled building, lots of
possibilities for expansion. Con-
tact Kim or Vickie, 859-2365.
CRETE will do all your concrete
construction jobs. Call us and
we will give you a quote. Office,
837-2621, Rich’s cell, 431-2226,
toll free, 877-867-4185. K25-tfn
Specializing in controlling
Canada thistle on rangeland.
ATV application. Also prairie
dogs. Call Bill at 669-2298.
INC., PHILIP: Rock, Sand,
Gravel (screened or crushed). We
can deliver. Dams, dugouts,
building sites. Our 38th year.
Glenn or Trace, 859-2020.
For all your rural water hook-
ups, waterline and tank installa-
tion and any kind of backhoe
work, call Jon Jones, 843-2888,
Midland. PR20-52tp
will do all types of trenching,
ditching and directional boring
work. See Craig, Diana, Sauntee
or Heidi Coller, Kadoka, SD, or
call 837-2690. Craig cell: 390-
8087, Sauntee cell: 390-8604;
wrex@gwtc.net K50-tfn
FOR SALE: 8820 John Deere
Titan II combine, lots of new
parts, good tires, good usable
machine. Call 488-0257.
FOR SALE: 258 Farmhand, 8’
bucket, new-style grapple fork,
no welds. Call 488-0257.
WANTED: Hay, straw or stalks
to put up on shares or purchase
in field or windrow. Call Joel
Deering, 381-0885 or 993-3151.
ANGUS BULLS: Net Worth, Free-
dom bloodlines. Good calving
ease, gentle, poured. Ones and
twos - $2,000-$3,000. Also bull
rack hauler for sale. 390-5335,
515-1502. Schaaf Angus Ranch.
FOR SALE: Alfalfa seed, grass
seed and high test alfalfa hay.
Delivery available and volume
discount available. Call 798-
5413. P28-11tc
12-ply, 235/85/16R. $160,
mounted. Les’ Body Shop, 859-
2744, Philip. P40-tfn
YARD SALE: Saturday, July 27,
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Girls’ clothes:
size 2T-4T; boys: size 5-6; toys,
misc. 409 Glenn St., Wall, Pol-
ished Pinky. WP48-1tc
July 26 from 4 to 8 p.m.; July 27
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clothing,
baby girl, men and women;
games; household; movies; a few
tools; books. 409-1/2 4th Ave.,
Wall. PW33-1tc
GARAGE SALE: 511 Hone St.,
Philip. 9 to 5, July 26-27-28.
Shop - shelves - fishing - crafts
& more. P33-1tp
August 2, 12-7; August 3, 8-2,
K-gee’s Bldg., Main St. Philip.
Clothes - men’s, women’s, Scot-
tie, shoes, household, décor,
kitchen, board games, books,
cookbooks, (2) decorator tables,
discontinued Princess House,
holiday décor. P33-2tc
SALE: 708 Norris St., Wall, Sat-
urday, July 27, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Sunday, July 28, 8 a.m. - 12
p.m. PW32-2tc
HELP WANTED: Cooks, counter
personnel, wait staff, and assis-
tant manager position(s) are
available for Aw! Shucks Café
opening soon at 909 Main Street
in Kadoka. Please apply within
or contact Teresa or Colby
Shuck for more information:
837-2076. K33-tfn
County Highway Weed Sprayer.
Seasonal part-time employment
spraying county highway right of
way. Commercial herbicide li-
cense required or to be obtained
before start of work. Pre-employ-
ment drug and alcohol screening
required. Applications / re-
sumés accepted. Information
837-2410 or 837-2422, Fax
837-2447. K33-4tc
Kadoka Area School District is
accepting applications for a mid-
dle school special education
teacher and an assistant cook.
Applications are available on the
website at www.kadoka. k12.
sd.us or contact Supt. Jamie
Hermann at 837-2175 for more
information. K32-2tc
Jackson County Highway De-
partment Worker. Truck driver,
heavy equipment operator, light
equipment operator. Experience
preferred, but will train. CDL re-
quired, or to be obtained in six
months. Pre-employment drug
and alcohol screening required.
Benefits package. Applications /
resumés accepted. Information
837-2410 or 837-2422, Fax
837-2447. K33-4tc
IN WALL has positions open for
housekeeping, laundry and
maintenance. Call Joseph at
279-2127 or 808-284-1865.
Jackson County Highway De-
partment Worker. Tractor opera-
tor to mow county road right of
way, and perform other duties
as directed. Pre-employment
drug and alcohol screening re-
quired. Applications / resumés
accepted. Information 837-2410
or 837-2422, Fax 837-2447.
Class A, two years flatbed OTR
experience, clean record, refer-
ences. Rapid City area based
company. 390-5535. P32-4tp
One day per week (Tuesdays), 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. Medical experi-
ence preferred, but not required.
Mail resumé to: Philip Eye
Clinic, 810 Mountain View Road,
Rapid City, SD 57702. Ques-
tions, call Angie, 342-0777.
High school and college students
are welcome to apply. Will train.
Apply at either America’s Best
Value Inn and Budget Host Sun-
downer in Kadoka or call 837-
2188 or 837-2296. K26-tfn
HELP WANTED: Sales person to
sell the historic Black Hills Gold
jewelry, in Wall. Meet travelers
from all over the world. Salary +
commission. Call Connie at 279-
2354 or 939-6443, or fax re-
sumé to 279-2314. PW24-tfn
FOR SALE: Rope horse halters
with 10’ lead rope, $15 each.
Call 685-3317 or 837-2917.
RAGS; i.e. sheets, t-shirts,
TAINS. 25¢ lb. Must be in-
spected before purchase.
Pioneer Review, 221 E. Oak St.,
Philip. P28-tfn
Milesville for viewing now,
pickup Second week of August.
One male, five females. Will have
first shots, wormed, microchip
implants, and registration docu-
mentation. 544-3016. P31-4tp
3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, 1,100
sq. ft. open floor plan, vaulted
ceilings, fenced backyard, estab-
lished lawn, oversized detached
garage. Appliances included, all
new in 2008. Call 840-2257 or
307-251-2474. PR45-6tp
bedroom home with big 2-car
garage on two lots. House re-
modeled two years ago, new
roof, windows, siding, high effi-
ciency heat/air with heat pump,
on-demand hot water, nice
propane fireplace, nice back-
yard, deck and more. Would
consider contract for deed. Con-
tact for showing: Don or Tami
Ravellette, 685-5147 (cell) or
859-2969 (home). P27-tfn
WALL: Will consider any reason-
able offer. $23,000 cash or will
consider contract for deed.
Please call 279-2858. PW27-8tc
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
PLEASE READ your classified
ad the first week it runs. If you
see an error, we will gladly re-
run your ad correctly. We accept
responsibility for the first incor-
rect insertion only. Ravellette
Publications, Inc. requests all
classifieds and cards of thanks
be paid for when ordered. A
$2.00 billing charge will be
added if ad is not paid at the
time the order is placed. All
phone numbers are with an area
code of 605, unless otherwise in-
Sheryl Michael for allowing the
Philip Volunteer Fire Department
to shoot the 4th of July fireworks
from their property. Also, thank
you to Mike Seager for providing
the music during the show and to
all that attended, your support is
greatly appreciated.
Philip Volunteer
Fire Department
The family of Floyd “Speed”
Bendickson would like to thank
everyone who visited him while
he was in the hospital. A special
“Thank You” to the doctors and
staff of the Philip hospital who
gave the extra care and attention
to Speed during his final days.
A heartfelt thank you to every-
one for the thoughts, prayers,
cards, food and letters of support
during our time of grief. Pastor
Frezil, “You Are A Wonderful
Blessing.” Rush Funeral Home,
“You Are Exceptional.”
To All of Speed’s family, rela-
tives, neighbors, friends and ac-
quaintances “You Will Be
Remembered Forever.”
“Gone Fishing, Love Speed.”
With Sincere Appreciation,
Berit Bendickson
Jo Ann, Doug & Families
Kieth, Pauline & Families
Kent, Diana & Families
I don’t know if there are words
enough to express our gratitude
to everyone who was here for us
during the tragedy of losing our
Zane Nelson.
We would like to thank every-
one for their generosity of memo-
rial gifts, cards, flowers, food,
phone calls, coming out to see us,
and for keeping us all in your
We would also like to thank DJ
Rush, Jack Rush and all their
staff for their excellent service,
Pastor Frezil Westerlund for her
caring support and message, the
First Lutheran ladies for the re-
freshments and desserts, Mari-
lyn Millage and Maureen Palecek
for the beautiful music, the deli-
cious meal served by Beth and
Scott Kennedy and family after
the service, and Matt Donnelly
and the wrestling club for the t-
shirt tribute to Zane.
We are truly blessed to have
such a caring community. Zane
was happy to be back in Philip
and it was because of all the
wonderful people here.
Diana & Scott Olivier
Dennis Nelson
Heath, Kim, Kate & Grace
Heather, Nathan, Allie & Natalie
Dane & Amanda Nelson
Lavern & Dianne Terkildsen
Frances Nelson
ING a 9-12 Science Teacher,
W/WO extracurricular duties as
needed, for the 2013-14 school
year. To obtain a certified appli-
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or the business office. To apply
send application, a copy of col-
lege transcript and teaching cer-
tificate, with resume to: Chris
Lund, Superintendent, 306 S.
Main, PO Box 359, Arlington, SD
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special education paraprofes-
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year: Contact Director Cris
Owens 605-466-2206, Chris-
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2014 School Year: HS Math; MS
Special Education; and Birth to
2nd Grade Special Education.
Contact Tim Frederick at 605-
845-9204 for more information.
Resumes and applications can
be mailed to the school Attn:
Tim Frederick at 1107 1st Av-
enue East in Mobridge SD
57601. Open until filled. EOE,
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The United States Department
of Education has a specific role
within the federal government, fos-
tering the education and growth of
our nation’s students.
The coordination of federal edu-
cation programs, management of
education activities, and supple-
menting states efforts to provide
our students with the highest qual-
ity education is a massive respon-
sibility – one that requires both
financial and workforce resources.
So it was disconcerting when it was
revealed that the Department of
Education will be assisting with
the implementation and dissemi-
nation of information of Oba-
While the effects of the presi-
dent’s health care law will be felt
by parents, teachers and their fam-
ilies, it is unclear how the DOE’s
involvement in implementation
will further the department’s mis-
sion of educating our nation’s stu-
dents. Further, the implement-
ation of Obamacare will require
taxpayer dollars and/or federal em-
ployees to shift focus from educa-
tion related efforts to focus on
execution of a law that should be
spearheaded out of the Department
of Health and Human Services –
not DOE.
The department’s involvement in
these efforts raise questions about
why the DOE is focusing on imple-
menting Obamacare instead of ful-
filling the priorities of the agency’s
mission, and what authority the
DOE and other federal agencies
have to disseminate information
and assist with the implementation
of Obamacare, a law that 55 per-
cent of respondents in a recent
Gallup poll view unfavorably.
The DOE is not the first federal
agency that has indicated it will
aid in the implementation of Oba-
macare. Numerous federal agen-
cies have announced intentions to
assist with the implementation of
the president’s signature health
care law, despite the fact that none
of these agencies have relevant ju-
Due to my concerns with the
DOE’s involvement in the imple-
mentation of Obamacare, I recently
led a group of my Republican Sen-
ate colleagues in sending a letter to
Secretary of Education Arne Dun-
can questioning the DOE’s author-
ity to involve itself in the
implementation of Obamacare. The
letter questions the amount of fed-
eral spending the department will
devote to implementation, the
number of DOE employees who
will be used for the effort, and what
authority the DOE has to dissemi-
nate information and assist with
implementation of Obamacare.
Rather than commandeering the
DOE and other federal agencies to
assist in the implementation of pro-
grams and provisions that are not,
and may never be ready – as evi-
denced by the administration’s lat-
est delay of the employer
mandate – the administration
should instead focus on solutions
that actually lower the cost of care
and allow Americans to keep the
insurance they like.
I will continue to monitor the im-
plementation of Obamacare to en-
sure the federal government is not
diverting important resources from
their intended purposes to aid in
the implementation of this broken
Dept. of Ed. aids Obamacare
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PETERSON - 120 DLK OPEN HFFS ......................................700=
HFFS .........................................................................800-850=
WILLIAMS RN - 70 DLK & FEW FED STFS ....................800-850=
EISENBRAUN - 70 DLK STFS & OPEN HFFS .................700-750=
NOT WEANED ............................................................700-750=
YOUNG - 55 DLK & DWF STFS; NI ...............................900-1000=
CASPERS - 50 DLK STFS & TESTED OPEN HFFS .........700-800=
MARTI - 40 DLK STFS & OPEN HFFS ...........................700-750=
CASSENS - 40 DLK & DWF STFS & OPEN HFFS; NI ......700-750=
SANDER - 40 DLK & DWF TESTED OPEN HFFS ...................800=
NESS - 30 DLK STFS ............................................................900=
PRICHARD - 30 DLK TESTED OPEN HFFS ...........................800=
HALL - 20 DLK STFS .....................................................600-650=
WELLER - 20 DLK STFS .......................................................850=
BARRY - 15 DLK STFS & OPEN HFFS ...........................700-800=
JOHNSTON - 15 DLK FALL CLVS; FS,W ...............................600=
LARSON - 15 DLK TESTED OPEN HFFS ........................750-800=
RIGGINS - 13 DLK FALL CLVS & YFLCS .......................600-800=
RADWAY - 10 DLK ULTFASOUND OPEN HFFS .............900-950=
WILLERT - 9 XDFED STFS & HFFS ..............................800-900=
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10 .................................DLK CALVES 342=......$640.00/HD
8 ...................................DLK CALVES 314=......$600.00/HD
1.......................................FED COW 1160= ...........$88.00
1 .......................................DLK COW 1300= ...........$87.50
1.......................................FED COW 1280= ...........$85.00
1.......................................DLK DULL 1985= .........$110.00
1.......................................DLK DULL 2030= .........$109.50
1.......................................DLK DULL 2050= .........$108.00
1.......................................DLK DULL 2170= .........$107.50
1.......................................DLK DULL 2090= .........$105.50
1 .......................................DLK COW 1490= ...........$86.00
1 ......................................DWF COW 1355= ...........$85.50
1 .....................................HEFF COW 1245= ...........$84.50
1 .......................................DLK COW 1405= ...........$84.00
8 ...........................FED & DLK COWS 1316= ...........$82.00
1.......................................FED COW 1365= ...........$81.50
1 ......................................DWF COW 1205= ...........$80.50
1 .......................................DLK COW 1510= ...........$77.50
1 ......................................DWF COW 1115= ...........$85.50
1 .......................................DLK COW 1245= ...........$84.00
1.....................................CHAF COW 1375= ...........$85.00
1 .......................................DLK COW 1845= ...........$84.50
1.....................................CHAF DULL 1775= .........$108.00
1.......................................DLK DULL 1890= .........$107.50
1 .......................................DLK COW 1330= ...........$84.50
1 .......................................DLK COW 1570= ...........$81.50
1.......................................DLK DULL 2000= .........$107.50
1.......................................DLK DULL 1860= .........$105.50
1 .......................................DLK COW 1130= ...........$84.00
10....................................DLK COWS 1581= ...........$81.50
3......................................DLK COWS 1310= ...........$81.00
1 .....................................HEFF COW 1290= ...........$82.50
1 .....................................HEFF COW 1285= ...........$81.50
1.......................................DLK DULL 1890= .........$101.50
1.......................................DLK DULL 1845= .........$107.00
1.......................................DLK DULL 1735= .........$105.50
1.......................................DLK DULL 2145= .........$105.00
1.......................................DLK DULL 2300= .........$101.50
1 .......................................DLK COW 1435= ...........$82.00
1 ......................................DWF COW 1545= ...........$77.50
1 ..............................DLK COW (WET} 1415= ...........$82.50
1 .............................DWF COW (WET} 1410= ...........$81.50
1 .............................DWF COW (WET} 1350= ...........$78.00
1 .............................DWF COW (WET} 1555= ...........$74.00
1 .............................FWF COW (WET} 1530= ...........$73.00
2...........................DLK & DWF COWS 1398= ...........$82.00
5...........................DLK & DWF COWS 1429= ...........$78.75
1.......................................DLK DULL 1595= .........$104.50
1.......................................DLK DULL 1680= .........$103.50
1.......................................DLK DULL 1710= .........$101.50
1.......................................DLK DULL 1795= .........$101.00
1.......................................DLK DULL 2095= .........$104.00
1 .......................................DLK COW 1455= ...........$81.50
1 .......................................DLK COW 1360= ...........$79.50
5...........................DLK & DWF COWS 1300= ...........$79.00
3...........................DLK & DWF COWS 1315= ...........$78.00
1.............................DLK & DWF COW 1465= ...........$77.50
1.......................................FED COW 1330= ...........$81.50
2....................................HEFF COWS 1433= ...........$81.00
1 .......................................DLK COW 1925= ...........$79.00
1 .......................................DLK COW 1795= ...........$75.00
1 .......................................DLK COW 1400= ...........$81.00
1 .......................................DLK COW 1415= ...........$80.50
1 .......................................DLK COW 1525= ...........$80.00
1.......................................DLK DULL 2115= .........$104.00
1 .......................................DLK COW 1540= ...........$80.00
1.................................DLK COWETTE 1055= ...........$97.00
1 .......................................DLK COW 1355= ...........$80.00
1.......................................DLK DULL 1860= .........$103.50
1.......................................DLK DULL 1710= .........$102.50
1.....................................CHAF DULL 1620= .........$100.50
1.......................................DLK DULL 1765= .........$102.00
1.......................................DLK DULL 1970= .........$101.00
2.....................................DLK HFFTS 978= .............$96.00
A time for everything....
Life is ever changing – from summer to fall or calving to harvest. This grapevine wreath between freshly baled hay along
Highway 34 may remind travelers just how changeable the seasons in our lives can be. Photo by Nancy Haigh
Lunch Specials:
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Downtown Philip
~ Saturday, July 27 ~
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~ Monday, July 29 ~
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The Steakhouse & Lounge
Open Daily ~ Monday thru Saturday
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~ Tuesday, July 23 ~
Ribeye Special
~ Wednesday, July 24 ~
Indian Taco
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~ Thursday, July 25 ~
~ Friday Buffet, July 26 ~
Chicken • Shrimp
Chicken Alfredo
Following a 19 hour flight, Lieu-
tenant Colonel Tim Schepper
stepped out of the B-1 Lancer at
Ellsworth Air Force Base and was
surrounded by family and fellow
This wasn’t a typical flight. In
fact, this flight marked over 5,000
hours of flight time in the B-1 for
Lt. Col. Schepper – a milestone
that no one else in the world has
I would like to not only congrat-
ulate Lt. Col. Schepper for this in-
credible achievement, but also the
many airmen that have come be-
fore him and will come after him,
for their service to our great coun-
While the next generation
bomber is on track to be in service
by the mid-2025s, the B-1 bombers
are still the workhorses of our na-
tion’s bomber fleet and have been
part of military operations in
Afghanistan for over a decade.
Early last year, the B-1 flew its
10,000th combat mission.
It is crucial that our military’s
readiness is not jeopardized due to
recent budget cuts, which is why I
voted for and supported multiple
efforts to replace these so-called se-
quester cuts with targeted and re-
sponsible spending reductions that
did not disproportionately affect
our nation’s armed forces. Addi-
tionally, I have cosponsored legis-
lation to prevent another planned
round of military budget cuts by
slowing the growth of the federal
workforce and freezing congres-
sional pay.
Earlier this year the Air Force
planned to ground the B-1s for the
rest of the year. I had the opportu-
nity to question the Air Force dur-
ing a House Armed Services
Committee hearing about the im-
pact the decision may have on mil-
itary readiness. The Air Force then
allowed for flying on a limited basis
and has now announced that flying
hours have been restored. This de-
cision is absolutely vital and in the
best interests of our country’s de-
fense. I believe we have a responsi-
bility and a duty to ensure that our
men and women are fully prepared
and equipped for their military
I will continue to fight for the B-
1 bomber and all the missions and
airmen, not only at Ellsworth but
across the state of South Dakota.
Lt. Col. Schepper has proudly
served this country for decades and
we owe it to him, and every other
service member, to support and
provide for our armed forces during
their missions and after they re-
turn home.
Supporting our Air Force’s workhorses
Culex tarsalis mosquito numbers
are increasing across the state and
more of the mosquitoes are positive
for the West Nile virus, said a state
health official. The culex is the pri-
mary carrier of West Nile in South
“From the first week of July to
the second, we saw a substantial
increase in culex mosquitoes and
also a rise in the number of West
Nile positives,” said Lon
Kightlinger, state epidemiologist
for the department of health.
“Those higher numbers mean an
increased risk of disease transmis-
sion, so it’s important that people
protect themselves with appropri-
ate repellent.”
Kightlinger noted that histori-
cally 90 percent of South Dakota’s
West Nile cases have occurred from
mid-July to mid-September. To
date, South Dakota has reported
four cases of human West Nile
(Brookings, Buffalo, Jones and
Spink counties) and 23 positive
mosquito pools.
To prevent mosquito bites and
reduce the risk of West Nile, use
mosquito repellents (DEET, pi-
caridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or
IR3535) and limit exposure by
wearing pants and long sleeves in
the evening. Limit time outdoors
from dusk to midnight when Culex
mosquitoes are most active. Get rid
of standing water that gives mos-
quitoes a place to breed. Support
local mosquito control efforts.
Personal precautions are espe-
cially important for those at high
risk for West Nile – people over 50,
pregnant women, transplant pa-
tients, individuals with diabetes or
high blood pressure, and those with
a history of alcohol abuse. People
with severe or unusual headaches
should see their physicians.
West nile

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