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No. 3, Vol. 108
A HuntSafe class will be of-
fered Saturday, October 5, at the
Midland Fire Hall.
The free class will start at 8:00
a.m. and conclude around 5:00
p.m. Parents are not required to
stay with the kids while attend-
ing the course. Attendees should
bring a sack lunch and drinks.
This course is required for
children between the ages of 12
and 16, if they wish to be eligi-
ble to hunt. If your child turns
12 between September 1 and
December 31 of 2013, they are
eligible to participate.
Tom Parquet will again be
leading the instruction for the
HuntSafe class. Pre-registration
is not required, but greatly
asked for so students can get a
jump start on the HuntSafe
manual and to ensure adequate
class supplies. There is a large
amount of material to cover in
one day. Parents please bring
kids a little before 8:00 a.m. for
registration and the required
parent-signed permission slip.
For younger kids, refer to the
2013 hunting handbook for rules
and regulations on the mentored
hunting program.
For more information contact
Tom Parquet after 5:00 p.m. at
843-2515 or tep@gwtc.net.
October 5
by Del Bartels
The Philip City Council, during
its monthly meeting Tuesday,
September 3, went through two
separate votes to eventually ap-
prove the city’s application for
funding of the Philip Trails proj-
An amendment proposed by dis-
senting council members Greg
Arthur and Marty Gartner was
not enough to stop heavy debate
over the project versus city taxes.
A tied vote was broken by Mayor
Mike Vetter against city support.
Then, after further discussion and
an amendment propsed by council
member Jennifer Henrie, another
tied vote was broken by Vetter in
favor of city support.
The resolution addition read,
Whereas, the city of Philip will
serve as a conduit through which
the matching 18.05 percent costs
flow from contributors to the proj-
ect. The city is not expected to ex-
pend any city resources, including
property tax or sales tax, and is
not responsible for in any way to
see that the 18.05 percent match-
ing funds are met. The council
noted the city of Philip may utilize
available city equipment and/or
labor as a part of an in-kind con-
tribution to the project.
The resolution continued,
Whereas, the city of Philip agrees
to administer the project and
grant and agrees to be responsible
for all future operations and main-
tenance costs of the project
through all means available.
The resolution concluded with,
Now therefore be it resolved that
the city council authorizes
Michael Vetter to sign and submit
this letter of intent and applica-
tion to the S.D. Department of
Transportation for Transportation
Alternaative Project funds for
Phase 1.2 and 1.3 of trail improve-
ments requesting up to $400,000.
The 2015 sidewalk project along
Highway 73 through Philip was
voted on to remain at a six foot
width. The S.D. DOT’s Safe
Routes to School program covers
the six foot width, at a Philip per-
centage cost of $10,830. But fund-
ing through the S.D. DOT Philip
Trails project would require the
width to be 10 feet, at a local per-
centage cost of $28,880.
Nancy Surprenant with the S.D.
DOT stated in an email letter with
Philip Finance Officer Monna Van
Lint, “If, in the future, the city
would like this stretch of sidewalk
to be a trail – it makes much more
sense to construct the project as a
trail now, than to build it as a
sidewalk and then add to it in the
future, especially as it would
mean having to move the lights
and retaining wall being con-
structed under the 2015 DOT
project.” Surprenant continued,
“The city would be encouraged to
apply for another TAP grant to
pay for the additional costs above.
Because the project would be done
in conjunction with the DOT proj-
ect at a significant cost savings, it
would be ranked high with the se-
lection committee.” Surprenant
concluded, “In short, if you are
looking at this area as being part
of your future trail network, now
is the time to do it.” The city coun-
cil voted no.
In other business, a meeting
with local conservation officer
Zack Thomsen and his superiors
in the South Dakota Game, Fish
and Parks Department will have
to be continued. The city had to
acknowledge its interest in pur-
chasing GF&P park property
south of Philip along the Bad
River. The GF&P could not offer a
cost or land trade equivalent.
They will come back with an ap-
praisal. The cost could be mone-
tary or a land exchange with
something more in line with
GF&P needs. Any agreement will
have to be approved by Congress.
Joe Gittings with the First Na-
tional Insurance Agency pre-
sented an update on sewer
back-up claims from June 6. In-
vestigations concluded that the
stakes blocking the sewer were
not from the company doing street
work, and that the city was not
negligent and thus not responsi-
ble. Still, the insurance company
will attempt to negotiate a good
faith settlement with the two
businesses that filed claims.
Elke Baxter, president of the
Philip Garden Club, requested as-
sistance with an expansion to the
Senechal Park. The owner of the
vacant building at the east end of
the park has offered a sale cost of
$1,000 for this purpose only. Matt
Reckling will report back on the
City council for Philip
Trails; not future phases
Howard Pihlaja, right, and his Swim For Life program were honored by the
Philip City Council. During the September 3 council meeting, Mayor Mike
Vetter presented Pihlaja a certificate of appreciation. The program paid
for swimming lessons for 17 youth, then for season passes for those atten-
dees. The swimming pool’s total attendance for the 2013 season was
5,589, which included daily paid, season passes, nonswimmer and water
aerobics attendance.
Del Bartels
Nancy Haigh
Queen Kaci Olivier and King Reed Johnson reigned over 2013 Philip High
School Homecoming activities. They were crowned at the coronation cere-
mony Tuesday, September 3. For more Homecoming photos, see inside.
by Nancy Haigh
Two Haakon County residents
approached the Haakon County
Commission at their regular meet-
ing, September 3, in regards to
narrow roads in the county and
associated safety issues.
Larry Gabriel and Marvin Cole-
man are mainly concerned with
the width of the Grindstone Road,
but other roads in that area are
also of a concern. Gabriel noted he
and Coleman measured the road
at four different places with meas-
urements being 15 feet in two lo-
cations, 14 feet and 14 feet nine
inches in the other two. Gabriel
noted that according to South Da
kota Department of Transporta-
tion data the minimum roads
should be is 20 feet. This is based
on roads that are posted for 45
mph and under 400 vehicles a day.
Higher speed limits require wider
roads, based on DOT recommen-
“I’m of the opinion, in time there
will be an accident out there,” said
Gabriel. He added that he would
like to see a plan to get the roads
back the way they should be.
Kenny Neville, highway super-
intendent, noted that in some
cases fences may have to be moved
in order to widen the roads.
Gabriel stated that over time, he
believes that the fences may have
encroached on the 66 foot that
should be between the fences. He
stated that if needed, he would
gladly move his fence if it has en-
croached on that width.
Gabriel stated he would like to
see the road widened to 18 feet at
least, with possibly 20 feet over
the hill tops.
The issue of the increase in size
of machinery widths was also dis-
cussed. The commissioners,
Gabriel and Coleman all agreed
that it had become a very danger-
ous situation. The board discussed
the enaction of an ordinance or
resolution requiring a flag vehicle
in front of machinery wider than
12 feet. The board opted to visit
with State’s Attorney Gay Tollef-
son before enacting the measure.
A second road issue involved a
bridge in the eastern section of the
county. A landowner asked about
the county replacing a bridge with
Road widening issue
by Nancy Haigh
Two keynote speakers brought
different perspectives regarding
cattle marketing to the audience
at Tri-County Ag Day held at the
Cottonwood Range and Livestock
Field Station, September 7.
Larry Corah, vice president of
production for Certified Angus
Beef, and Chad Mackay, president
and COO of El Gaucho Hospital-
ity, Seattle, Wash., were the two
keynote speakers at the event.
Corah spoke on working with the
restaurant industry and how the
cattle situation in Russia will af-
fect the producers in the United
Mackay discussed El Gaucho
restaurants, which are high-end
steakhouses, and how they train
their staff to inform the consumer
about their steak.
The essence of what both speak-
ers presented is how the cattle
producer has come from just
thinking of marketing his product
to the sale barn and now is, and
must, think about how that end
product looks on a plate at a
restaurant or at home.
Both men also stressed how
they are trying to change people’s
perceptions of where and how the
meat is produced. They both
stressed how beef production is a
family operation, and want the
consumers to know that.
“The consumer wants to know
more about their product, where
it’s raised,” said Corah. “We work
in this industry because we have
a passion for our cattle.” Corah
said as we capitalize on that, we
will have a great message to send
back to the consumer.
Corah said that Certified Angus
Beef does a lot of work with food
service companies. He said it is a
segment that really wants to
know what cattle producers are
doing in the industry. He stated
that when they take a group of
people out to tour a ranch he tries
to stress the investment the pro-
ducer has in the cattle and the
land. “It is a huge investment, but
it is family, not a huge corpora-
tion,” he said. It’s family, the idea
of passing it on to the next gener-
ation, said Corah.
Corah noted during the past few
years companies have been going
to premium beef products for their
customers. This includes grocery
store chains as well as restau-
rants. Two chains he mentioned
were Kroger and Cosco, both of
which started selling a high qual-
ity of prime beef. He stated it has
been very good for them.
Corah said the premium beef
market started about 17 years ago
and was priced at $24. That price
has now more than quadrupled.
He said if a consumer is paying a
high dollar amount for a steak, it
better be a good piece of steak.
The premium beef comes from
the top 25 percent of cattle sold,
he said. “That’s where most cattle
coming out of South Dakota fit.”
Corah added that there is now
ground beef that is marketed as
premium grinds or blends. Typi-
cally, he said, these are higher
cuts of beef and younger cattle.
Mackay noted that for his fam-
ily’s El Gaucho restaurants, they
Corah, Mackay speak at Cottonwood’s Tri-County Ag Day
Nancy Haigh
Larry Corah, Certified Angus Beef,
spoke about advances in the indus-
try in regards to premium beef at
the Tri-County Ag Day.
Nancy Haigh
Chad Mackay, El Gaucho Hospital-
ity, spoke about his family’s restau-
rant business and their use of
premium beef and how they train
their employees so they have a
knowledge of the cattle business.
Homecoming week
look for a premium beef steak that
is consistent in size and tender-
The El Gaucho restaurants are
found in Seattle, Bellvue, Tacoma,
Wash., and Portland, Ore. Mackay
stated that since they are high
end steakhouses, they are at the
leading edge of what consumers
want to pay for a steak.
To ensure quality, everyone in
the restaurant, from the servers,
to the chefs to general manage-
ment take “Cattle 101,” said
Mackay. He said they not only
learn what about cuts of meat, but
EPDs (expected progeny differ-
ences), how and what cattle are
fed. They also tour cattle opera-
tions and learn about everything
from calving through growing
“this incredible quality of beef.”
Mackay said as consumers hear
about hormones and GMOs (ge-
netically modified organism – typ-
ically grains) they are concerned
about their health. That’s where
instructing all their employees is
such a benefit; they can inform the
consumer about the restaurant’s
Mackay noted that a middle-
aged man is less concerned about
these issues than a younger
woman is. He added that someone
over the age of 50 is more apt to
order a steak than someone in the
30 year range. Someone under the
age of 30 will buy something along
the line of beef tips.
Corah noted that it’s facilities
such as Cottonwood that help the
producers bring the quality prod-
uct to the consumer. He touched
on some of the information that
has come from the Cottonwood
station, such as body condition
scoring, how breeding systems af-
fect everything from weaning
weight to the carcass hanging on
the rail, and how winter feeding
affects the calf’s growth from birth
to rail.
Looking to the future, Corah be-
lieves biogenetics, being able to se-
lect for traits that has been
unavailable before, will aid the in-
dustry. He stated that’s where
stations like Cottonwood become
very important; they can sort
through the technology and help
the producer make the decisions
that impact the industry.
Corah also spoke about how the
changes in the Russian cattle in-
dustry will soon affect the United
States cattle industry.
Corah said that when the Union
of Soviet Socialist Republics dis-
solved most of the cattle were
eaten. He said Russia is really
starting now at where the United
States was in the 1930s and 40s;
or even farther back.
Corah stated that people from
Russia have been visiting the
United States and Australia to
learn how to build their cattle in-
dustry. He noted they have been
heavily importing Angus cattle to
Russia. They plan to build huge
feedlots and packing facilities.
Until they have enough cattle of
their own to fill those facilities,
they will purchase feeder cattle in
the United States and Australia
and ship them to Russia. Corah
said that Russia has a long ways
to go to just feed themselves, that
he does not look for them to selling
cattle back to the United States
for a long time. And then he ex-
pects they will focus on the mar-
ket in Europe.
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Lookin’ Around by Syd Iwan
Capacitors are useful things to
have around. For lack of a good
one, for instance, your air condi-
tioner may hum and try to kick in,
but not be able to. As a result, on
a hundred-degree day like Friday,
(Okay, okay, it only got to 99.
Let’s not exaggerate.) your house
may be a bit uncomfortable at 85
to 88. If you sit very quietly under
a fan, that isn’t too bad. If you
exert yourself in any way, though,
you’re going to sweat and maybe
quite a bit.
It was therefore a relief when
Brian arrived with a new capaci-
tor, installed it, and got us going
again. Wife Corinne and I don’t
like it when it’s too hot inside, but
we can sort of deal with it. Son
Chance, though, may have more
trouble than we do since heat af-
fects his myasthenia gravis and
can cause it to flare up. All of us,
naturally, appreciate cooler envi-
Capacitors, in case you aren’t
familiar with them, come in many
shapes and sizes. The one Brian
replaced was about the size of a
pop can although not quite as tall
and maybe a little bigger around.
It had little electrical connectors
on the top. When Corinne asked
what repairs had been made, I
told her what Brian had told me
about the capacitor going bad. As
I expected, this didn’t actually ex-
plain much of anything to my frau
since electrical widgets aren’t her
thing. It didn’t actually explain all
that much to me either except in
a vague sort of way. Later we
looked capacitors up and found
they store energy in an electric
field and can stabilize voltage and
power flow. We weren’t a lot wiser
for this new information either,
but that doesn’t really matter if
we’re not in the business of fid-
dling with electrical circuits and
the like which I certainly am not.
I leave that to individuals who
know how to deal with such
things without getting themselves
fried by stray bolts of electricity.
Suffice it to say that a defective
capacitor will bring things to a
halt, and a good one will allow you
to get on with life.
What saved us somewhat on
Friday was that I reverted to my
childhood on Thursday night
when the air conditioner quit
working. I threw open all the win-
dows and let the cool night air in.
Naturally, we had to turn out all
the lights to avoid being swarmed
by those miniscule bugs that can
squeeze through the screens, and
there were a lot of them about. We
left a TV on for Chance and a com-
puter for me, but the other lights
went out. Occasionally our view-
ing screens got a little buggy, but
I’d just squish the suckers and go
on. Then, before the day heated
up, the windows were slammed
back shut.
As a kid, we didn’t even have
electricity, much less air condi-
tioning. After the arrival of elec-
tricity, we still went many years
without cooling machines. Fi-
nally, after one summer persisted
in being extremely warm and not
cooling down much at night, we
broke down and got a big window
air conditioner. That made life a
lot simpler although we still
tended to turn the machine off at
night and open the windows.
At least two of our neighbors
had another way of dealing with
summer heat. They mostly lived
in their basements. Basements, as
you probably know, stay cooler in
the summer and warmer in the
winter due to being well insulated
by the dirt that surrounds them
outside. Both families that rou-
tinely lived in their basements
had upper stories that could be
used but seldom were. They had
kitchen appliances and sinks both
in the basement and on the next
floor up. The second generation
tended to move upstairs and in-
stall air conditioners, but the
older set was completely content
with living in their basements
and saw no real need for change.
As a kid, I hung out in our base-
ment quite a bit on hot summer
days. We had a bed and chairs
down there although no kitchen
equipment. There was also a good
supply of books and magazines.
Sometimes my dog joined me in
enjoying the coolness when I
thought she was panting too
much and getting too warm out-
side. She learned fairly quickly
that it was nicer downstairs than
outside on hot days and was glad
to keep me company.
So, there you have the saga of
air conditioners and capacitors.
With fall and winter drawing
nigh, we may not have to worry
about either of those things for a
little while, but, if we do, I know
how to handle it. I’ll just call
Brian and have him come over.
He knows all about air condition-
ers and capacitors, and, better
yet, knows how to deal with them
when they go bad. I’ve added his
number to speed dial on my cell
phone. It’s comforting to have
help only a phone call away.
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Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Senechal Apts. lobby. Everyone is wel-
come and a report on the Quad County Relay For Life will be given.
PHILIP AREA AARP/RTA …will meet Monday, Sept. 30, at 6:00
p.m. at the senior citizen’s center in Philip. Activities and plans will
be discussed and a soup supper will be served. Everyone is welcome!
THE PHILIP GARDEN CLUB … will host a Picnic in the Park
event to celebrate the opening of the new Senechal Park (directly
north of the apartments). Join the club for burgers and hot dogs,
drinks, treats, a ribbon cutting ceremony and music on Wednesday,
Sept. 18, from 5-7 p.m. (rain date is the 19th). Bring your own chair
and enjoy Philip’s latest “green space.”
To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please sub-
mit them by calling: 859-2516, or e-mailing to: ads@pioneer-
review. com. We will run your event notice the two issues
prior to your event at no charge.
Country Praises by Del Bartels
The chair was hard, the lights
bright, the air conditioner not
keeping up, the teacher droned on,
a fishing pole was calling his
name – school had begun, but
summer wasn’t yet over.
Last week was Homecoming. It
was more party than school, even
though he had somehow gotten
drafted as his class’ coordinator.
He recalled that when his teach-
ers found out, they just looked at
him and grinned. He had worked
hard on any homework during the
last few minutes of his classes so
only a bit remained for each
evening. Energetic anticipation
was averaged out over the days
through fun outfits, class versus
class competitions, making of
posters and locker signs, and
plans for the class’ parade float.
He had gotten writer’s cramp
from marking down which class-
mates were to do what and when.
The borrowed trailer for the pa-
rade was a certain size, thus
needed a perimeter’s worth of dec-
oration trim. The class treasurer
had only so much that could go to-
ward Homecoming projects, and it
had to be figured out before being
spent. The logistics of where to
borrow props and other materials
had been a challenge. Some class-
mates had to be in sports practices
at certain times, while others had
band and chorus practices, and
others were in multiple groups
like FFA, Honor Society, FCCLA
and others.
He had actually drawn out a
week’s calendar to organize and
prioritize all the duties. He had to
correct his spelling of some
friends’ last names – hey, friends
don’t use last names ... usually.
He learned fast, and with some as-
tonishment, some of the hidden
talents of his classmates. One guy
turned out to be the best at sewing
together a cloth banner, and an-
other guy was good at calligraphy
for locker signs. One gal, whom he
had thought was shy, constantly
told jokes and kept everyone in
humorous moods while working. A
cheerleader actually questioned
why the football team was practic-
ing a variable shotgun formation,
when clearly a double wing would
offer better offensive blocking
against their Homecoming oppo-
nents. Man, he learned a lot about
other people.
Embarrassment was overridden
when he asked a girl to teach him
how to dance, really dance. At the
Homecoming dance, he wanted to
impress a certain girl, and she
didn’t just jump around to the
beat, but was graceful. The gal
agreed, but only if she could also
get a few dances with him. He
ended up dancing with her most of
the evening.
Everyone still had homework,
so he often helped to hurry them.
The home economics class came
in handy, because he got volun-
teered to supply two dozen cookies
for something or other. He’d never
admit it, but baking was kind of
fun. So was helping with the punt,
pass and kick competition for the
younger kids. They seemed to be
impressed by his advice. Who
knew younger kids weren’t just
pains in the neck?
He couldn’t believe all the math,
writing, bookkeeping, FACS, so-
cial and organizational things he
did all last week. Hey! Was that
why his teachers had grinned at
him in that weird way? Ooh, they
were sneaky!
Sneaky lessons
Tis’ the season,
Every year September usually
brings cool morning air, dew on
the grass and start of various
hunting seasons. This year sounds
of shotgun blasts and arrows fly-
ing through the air have already
arrived. Archery antelope began
its first session and morning dove
season has opened.
As weeks progress, more and
more opportunities start to exist
for the outdoorsmen and women of
South Dakota. September kicks
off seasons such as grouse, ante-
lope, archery deer and youth deer.
Next, October brings the chase
of the ring-necked pheasant, fol-
lowed by November with West
River deer opener.
While everyone is enjoying the
outdoors, a couple reminders for
the hunting seasons come to mind.
Make sure to always ask permis-
sion before hunting on private
property. A knock on the door and
talk with a landowner can go a
long ways.
Changes are made every year to
make the harvest of game more
enjoyable and to make sure every-
thing and everybody has a fair
chance. The new 2013 hunting
handbooks are out at your local
stores. It is always good to grab
one and read up on hunting dates,
rules and regulations for the up-
coming seasons.
Lastly, I encourage everyone to
have fun, stay safe and make
memories during this fall hunting
season. Here is wishing you a suc-
cessful hunting adventure.
Feel free to contact me with any
questions or concerns at 859-3006
and please leave a message if I am
not there.
Wildlife Conservation Officer
Zach Thomsen
Hunting season dates
Dove – September 1 to November 9.
Grouse – September 21 to January 5.
Pheasant – October 19 to January 5.
Youth pheasant – October 5-9.
Resident only pheasant – October 12-
Archery antelope – August 17 to Sep-
tember 27 and October 14-31.
Antelope firearms – September 28 to
October 13.
Archery deer – September 28to Jan-
uary 15.
Youth deer – September 14 to Janu-
ary 15.
West River deer – November 16 to
December 1.
Antlerless tags only – December 28
to January 5.
Dear Editor:
Congratulations Dr. Stangle on
being named South Dakota Vet-
erinarian of the Year.
Your contributions to Haakon
County are numerous, and you
are very deserving of the award.
This is the letter I wrote a cou-
ple of years ago, but didn’t get it
Dr. James Stangle’s article “The
Truth Will Set You Free” (August
15, 2013) was an excellent re-
minder to us that beef is a whole-
some, delicious food and safe to
eat. I plan to keep a copy of his col-
umn for reference. Thank you,
Jim, for providing this important
Pat Snook
Midland, SD
Letters to the Editor
The annual District 2 fall con-
vention of the South Dakota
American Legion is Saturday,
September 21, in Philip for legion-
naires from Haakon, Bennett,
Jackson, Jones, Mellette, Todd,
Custer, Fall River, Pennington
and Shannon counties.
The business session begins at
1:00 p.m. in the Philip American
Legion Post’s home. An executive
meeting starts at 11:00 a.m. and
lunch at noon. State Commander
Rick MacDonald will outline his
“Together We Can” program. He
will be assisted by State Adjutant
Dennis Brenden, Watertown, and
State Membership Chairman
Terry Hanson, Arlington. The
main item on the agenda is the
election for district vice com-
The District 2 Auxiliary will
hold its meeting at 1:00 p.m. the
same day at the American Legion
Post’s home.
Annual legion
meeting set
continued from 1
and filling in the crawlspace. Bax-
ter invited the council, and every-
one else, to the grand opening of
the park and a community picnic
on Wednesday, September 18, from
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a rain
date of September 19.
The council approved the
month’s bills, which totaled
$442,135. This included over
$397,545 as part of the payment
on the Wood Avenue and Walden
Avenue improvement project.
Approved building permits in-
clude for Greg Arthur to replace a
driveway, David and Michelle
Butler to replace decks, siding,
windows and shingles, Mike
Moses to replace siding, roof, win-
dows, sewer line and an addition,
Lacy Puhlman to replace a shed
and repair windows, siding and a
deck, Brant Sundall to pour a con-
crete pad, the Senechal Park to
add a fence and arbor, Duke West-
erberg to renew a June 2012 per-
mit, and Roger Williams to put up
a fence.
The city will accept insurance
payments, and not do the repairs,
for the six city vehicles that re-
ceived hail damage in the July 30
The hydraulic study for water
run-off in the U.S. Highway 14
and S.D. Highway 73 drainage
area is still being delayed.
The council voted to support
Governor Dennis Daugaard’s peti-
tion concerning Canadian Pacific
Railway’s commitment to western
South Dakota.
West River/Lyman-Jones Rural
Water Systems annual meeting is
Wednesday, October 9, in Wall.
The South Dakota Municipal
League annual conference is Octo-
ber 8-11 in Aberdeen.
The next regular city council
meeting will be Tuesday, October
1, at 7:00 p.m. in the Haakon
County Courthouse community
Philip City Council
a culvert. The bridge has a three
ton weight limit.The road is on a
section line and ends shortly past
the bridge. Commissioner Ed
Briggs stated that Terry Hand
would install a culvert further
down for his own use if the county
did not replace the bridge. The
board opted to not replace the
bridge at this time.
Register of Deeds Traci Rad-
way’s request for an additional
$3,776 for her office was approved.
The dollars will go toward the
scanning project in the form of
wages for the deputy auditor.
Quarterly and monthly reports
were presented by the sheriff,
county health nurse, emergency
management and veteran’s serv-
ice offices.
Meeting minutes from the Au-
gust 6 regular meeting and Au-
gust 13 special meeting were
approved. Warrants for the month
of August were also approved.
Lacy Puhlman’s request for a
fundraiser bake sale during Mid-
land’s Free Day was approved.
The commissioners approved a
motion to supplement the court-
house building budget by $12,500.
Step raises were approved for
Luke Neville and Richie Baye in
the highway department.
The commissioners will meet in
special session, Tuesday, Septem-
ber 24, at 4:00 p.m. to approve the
2014 budget.
Their next regular meeting is
set for Tuesday, October 1 at 1:00
continued from 1
by Del Bartels
A special meeting of the Philip
City Council, Monday, September
9, began with the council approv-
ing appropriations for 2014.
Projected expenditures total
$1,182,625. Projected sources of
funds total $1,182,625. Water,
sewer and garbage costs are esti-
mated to total $553,517, with
these incomes estimated to total
$554,260, thus making an esti-
mated surplus of $743.
The council next approved a bid
from KLJ, Inc., for $458,045 on
the Philip Trails Project. This in-
cludes the construction estimate
as well as the engineering esti-
mate for all three parts of phase
one of the walk path.
For the trails project, the city
will officially apply for Trans-
portation Alternatives Program
(TAP) grants. It will also review
any TransCanada Community
grant options.
The council then addressed the
separate sidewalk project for S.D.
Highway 73. The project, planned
for 2015, will cost the city 18.05
percent if TAP funds are ap-
proved. The city is applying for
grants through TAP to assist in
covering a portion of the current
agreed upon share, which is
roughly $60,300. The city has re-
quested to participate in a street
light upgrade during the sidewalk
installation. Philip’s cost share of
this portion will be 20 percent of
the cost of lighting. No estimate
for the lighting has been obtained
The council also approved a
grant agreement with the Federal
Aviation Administration for reha-
bilitation work on the runway,
taxiway and apron at the Philip
Municipal Airport.
A building permit was renewed
for Rick and Peggy Palecek to put
in a sidewalk.
Rich Laber with Rosebud Con-
crete Construction addressed the
council. His company is doing the
Wood Avenue and Walden Avenue
street project. He admitted that a
retaining wall error was his. “Now
it’s going to cost us more money.
It’s not going to cost the city more
money,” said Laber. He has
agreed to put forth a blueprint of
how to correct the error, at his cost
for the engineering, materials and
labor. The city engineering firm
and the council’s street committee
must okay the plans before work
will begin.
Laber will also address the
rough surface of the already put
down blacktop. “Asphalt does not
set up very well when it is 100 de-
grees,” said Laber. His crew will
do what it must, but hopefully is
slightly cooler weather, concern-
ing the blacktop.
“Our plans are to be done ahead
of schedule,” said Laber. The road
surface, retaining walls, curb and
gutter, and driveway entrances
should be done in a few weeks.
Laber said that the dirt beyond
the curb and gutter will be made
“lawn-able.” They will apply hy-
droseed grass, which will grow as
long as it gets plenty of water.
City council special meeting
A Grain Harvest, Drying and
Storage Dilemma
Many producers are expecting
a fall harvest that will exceed
their grain bin capacity, as well
as the storage capacity at the
local elevator. Planning ahead as
to what crops to harvest first,
where each crop will be stored,
and what to do in the event of
crops that require aeration or dry-
ing may pay big dividends.
The recommended moisture
content for short-term storage
(less than 6 months) of clean,
sound grains, with aeration avail-
able if needed, for the most com-
monly grown crops are as follows;
corn – 15.5%, millet – 10%, grain
sorghum – 13.5%, soybeans –
13%, non-oil sunflower – 11%, oil
sunflower – 10%. If storing for
longer than 6 months, lower mois-
ture contents are recommended.
Producers are advised to check
stored grain on a regular basis for
moisture migration, insect activ-
ity, mold development and in-
crease in grain temperature.
With the large crop expected
this fall, many producers may
want to begin harvest when the
earliest crop is above the recom-
mended moisture content and dry
it to a safe level. Weather condi-
tions could also make harvesting
some of the crop at higher than
recommended moisture contents
necessary in order to avoid large
field losses.
When harvesting grains above
the recommended moisture con-
tent, the length of time the crop
can be stored without excessive
dry matter losses is a function of
the moisture content and the
grain temperature. This is called
allowable storage time (AST), and
is based on 0.5% dry matter loss
from kernels with normal harvest
damage. Kernels with greater
than normal damage will spoil
two to five times faster. At higher
moisture levels, AST becomes
critical. AST for shelled corn at
20% moisture and 45 degrees F is
67 days, but at 60 degrees F, is
only 28 days. A table with ASTs
for corn at various moisture con-
tents and grain temperatures is
available in the factsheet, ExEx
1014, “Grain Drying Guidelines
for a Wet Fall Harvest”: http://
If grain needs to be stored
longer than the AST expected
with the moisture content and
temperature of the grain, you
have two choices, cool the grain
with aeration (if possible) or dry
the grain. True aeration occurs
with an airflow rate of one-tenth
cubic foot of air per minute per
bushel of grain (0.1 cfm/bu), and
will change the temperature of a
bin in 100 to 200 hours of fan op-
eration. Higher airflow rates will
accomplish the cooling in propor-
tionately less time (0.5 cfm/bu =
20-40 hrs). The grain will only be
cooled to near the average outside
air temperature during the aera-
tion period. Additional aeration
may be required as the outside air
temperature drops, until you
reach an acceptable AST, based
on the grain moisture and tem-
perature. Airflow rates of 1
cfm/bu are required to accomplish
natural air drying, but this also
takes time, and spoilage is a risk
if grain is harvested at high mois-
ture levels.
It is important to recognize
that the smaller seeded crops like
millet, sorghum and sunflower
provide greater resistance to air-
flow than larger seeded crops like
corn and soybeans. The same fans
and grain depth that are used to
aerate corn or soybeans may not
adequately aerate the smaller
seeded crops.
How wet can your crop be and
still be safe to bin or pile on the
ground? The answer lies in the
AST, based on the moisture con-
tent and temperature of the grain
and how long before you will be
able to cool it or dry it to the rec-
ommended moisture content for
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Wagner Labor Day Rodeo
August 31-September 1
Bareback Riding: 1. Shane O’Connell,
Rapid City, 77; 2. Mark Kenyon, Hayti, 75; 3.
C. Englebert, 74; 4. Thoman, 73; 5. (tie) Mark
Schweldhelm, Brookings, and Justin Kissack,
Gillette, Wyo., 68
Barrel Racing: 1. (tie) Jimi Huribut,
Overton, Neb., and Steffes, 16.71; 2. Marone,
16.78; 3. Jill Moody, Pierre, 16.81; 4. Chesney
Nagel, Avon, 16.86; 5. Brown, 16.93
Breakaway Roping: 1. Hallie Fulton,
Miller, 2.10; 2. Syerra (C.Y.) Christensen,
Kennebec, 2.50; 3. Megan Steiger, Mobridge,
2.60; 4. Jacque Murray, Isabel, 2.70; 5. (tie)
Bailey Peterson, Parade, and Whitney Knip-
pling, Chamberlain, 2.80
Bull Riding: 1. Allen Auer, Whitewood,
81; 2. Scott Shoemaker, Gregory, 77
Calf Roping: 1. (tie) Chism Thurston,
Hyannis, Neb., and Jace Melvin, Ft. Pierre,
11.30; 2. J. Scofield, 11.50; 3. Young, 12.00; 4.
Patrick Martin, Callaway, Neb., 14.40; 5.
Rusty Kluender, Broken Bow, Neb., 16.30
Goat Tying: 1. (tie) Nagel, Marone, and
Chelsey Kelly, Dupree, 7.50; 2. Fulton, 7.60
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1. Deal, 78; 2. (tie)
Cole Weston, Greenwood, Neb., and Wyatt
Kammerer, Philip, 75; 3. Seth Schaffer,
Yoder, Wyo., 74; 4. (tie) Tate Longbrake,
Dupree, Cole Hindman, Belvidere, and Jay
Longbrake, Dupree, 73
Sr. Men’s Breakaway: 1. Mike Nelson,
Philip, 2.40; 2. Klein, 2.50; 3. (tie) Lynn Mc-
Nenny, Sturgis, and Chuck Nelson, Hartford,
2.90; 4. Mark Fulton, Miller, 3.10
Steer Wrestling: 1. Clint Nelson, Philip,
5.90; 2. Blake Williams, Piedmont, 9.30; 3.
Jake Fulton, Valentine, Neb., 15.60; 4. John-
ston, 16.60; 5. Jerod Schwarting, White
River, 20.50
Team Penning: 1. Mick Varilek, Ged-
des/Tom Varilek, Geddes/Klein, 30.20; 2.
Randall Olson, Harrisburg/Clinton Olinger,
Plankinton/Katie Anderson, Plankinton,
39.90; 3. (tie) Rick Tebay/Gary Garbe/Morgan
Tebay, all of Alpena, and Mary Pat Fawcett,
Colome/Bart Blum, Reliance/McKenzie Faw-
cett, Colome, 40.30;
Team Roping: 1. Colton Musick/Carson
Musick, both of Pierre, 4.80; 2. Dustin
Chohon, O’Neill, Neb./Todd Hollenbeck, Long
Pine, Neb., 5.60; 3. Jared Odens,
Letcher/Emit Valnes, Eden, 5.80; 4. Connor
McNenny/Daine McNenny, both of Sturgis,
6.50; 5. Beau Austin/Cole Austin, both of Nor-
folk, Neb., 6.60; 6. J. Lord/L. Lord, 6.90
Buffalo Labor Day Rodeo
September 1-2
Bareback Riding: 1. Chance Englebert,
Burdock, 75; 2. Matthew Thoman, Riverton,
Wyo., 70; 3. Ryan Burkinshaw, Hermosa, 68
Barrel Racing: 1. Brooke Howell, Belle
Fourche, 18.17; 2. (tie) Jessica Routier, Buf-
falo, and Kristi Steffes, Vale, 18.22; 3. Holly
Costello, Buffalo, 18.37; 4. Kailee Webb, Is-
abel, 18.39; 5. (tie) Wanda Brown, Edgemont,
and Dee Haugen, Sturgis, 18.43
Breakaway Roping: 1. Laura Hunt,
Ridgeview, 2.70; 2. Jamie Britton, Buffalo,
2.90; 3. Howell, 3.30; 4. (tie) Carole Hollers,
Sturgis and Elizabeth Baker, Box Elder, 3.50;
5. Kaitlyn Latham, Flandreau, 3.60
Bull Riding: 1. Taygen Schuelke, Newell,
76; 2. Zach Scofield, Belle Fourche, 65; 3.
Josh Davison, Miles City, Mont., 63; 4. Miles
Englebert, Burdock, 61
Calf Roping: 1. Trey Young, Dupree,
10.40; 2. Dallas Louden, Martin, 10.50; 3.
Riley Routier, Buffalo, 10.60; 4. Calder John-
ston, Elm Springs, 11.00; 5. Justin Scofield,
Volga, 11.40; 6. Brent Belkham, Blunt, 12.30
Goat Tying: 1. (tie) Kristi Birkeland,
Dupree, and Amy Tierney, Oral, 6.70; 2.
Katie Doll, Prairie City, 7.00; 3. (tie) Katy
Miller, Faith, Joey Painter, Buffalo, and
Krystal Marone, Isabel, 7.20
Mixed Team Roping: 1. Trina Arneson,
Faith, 9.10; 2. Lorita Nelson, Philip, 9.70; 3.
Kaylee Nelson, Dickinson, N.D., 12.80; 4.
Brenda White, Oelrichs, 13.30; 5. Cassie
Hicks, Sturgis, 15.20
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1. Lane Stirling,
Buffalo, 80; 2. (tie) Eric Gewecke, Red Owl,
and Rollie Wilson, Buffalo, 76; 3. Travis
Schroth, Buffalo Gap, 75; 4. Kaden Deal,
Dupree, 74; 5. Schuelke, 72
Sr. Men’s Breakaway: 1. Billy Gallino,
Wasta, 2.00; 2. Steve Klein, Sioux Falls, 2.20;
3. Terry McPherson, Piedmont, 2.40; 4. J.B.
Lord, Sturgis, 2.60; 5. John Hoven, McLaugh-
lin, 2.70; 6. John Dean, Platte, 2.80
Steer Wrestling: 1. Jeremy Stadheim,
Reeder, N.D., 4.90; 2. Colt Floyd, Buffalo,
5.20; 3. Wyatt Schaack, Wall, 5.50; 4. Tyler
Haugen, Sturgis, 5.60; 5. (tie) Tom Hunt,
Eagle Butte and Lord, 6.70
Team Roping: 1. Devin McGrath, Belle
Fourche/Billy Myers, St. Onge, 5.80; 2. Clay
Edgar, Oral/Matt Peters, Hot Springs, 6.30;
3. (tie) Tucker Dale, Timber Lake/Levi Lord,
Sturgis, and Scott White, Oelrichs/Paul
Griemsman, Piedmont; 4. Clint Gorell/Chase
Carson, both of Dickinson, N.D., 6.60; 5. Cole
Spurgeon, Ennis, Texas/Sloan Hendley,
Ebbis, Texas, 7.10
SDRA rodeo results - Wagner/Buffalo
The South Dakota Department
of Transportation requests the co-
operation of all farmers and
ranchers in removing processed
hay from the highway right of
State regulations require that
hay be removed from the right of
way within 30 days of being
processed, but no later than Octo-
ber 1.
Removing hay bales from the
highway right of way is an impor-
tant safety consideration for mo-
torists. The bales or stacks can be
a safety hazard for vehicles forced
to leave the road and, in some
cases, can restrict a driver’s sight
distance. Hay left in the road
ditches late in the year can also
cause snowdrifts across the high-
For more information, call
Jason Humphrey at 605-773-
Remove hay bales
from rights of way
The Bernard Murphy ranch, op-
erated by Kevin L. Murphy,
Milesville, has been listed as a
Century Farm by South Dakota
Farm Bureau.
Farm and ranch families who
have owned their land for a cen-
tury or more were honored at the
South Dakota State Fair, receiv-
ing a Century or Quasquicenten-
nial Farm award from the South
Dakota Farm Bureau.
Each family receives a certifi-
cate and a metal sign designating
their ranch/farm as a century or
quasquicentennial operation. The
South Dakota Department of
Agriculture also prints a map in-
cluding all the designated
ranch/farms of the current year.
This year, 58 families were hon-
ored with the century award for
100 years of ownership and 25
were honored with the quasqui-
centennial award for 125 years of
family ownership.
More than 50 of the families
were able to be in attendance for
the awards ceremony. Each had
the opportunity to say a few words
about their farm or ranch and
enjoy fellowship and a meal pro-
vided by Farm Bureau and the
South Dakota Department of
“When a family owns a farm or
ranch for a century or more, it is a
remarkable milestone that should
absolutely be celebrated. The
South Dakotans who settled on
these prairies endured much
hardship, and their legacy lives on
in their family members who still
care for the same land today. Con-
gratulations to each of these fam-
ilies,” said Scott VanderWal,
president of the South Dakota
Farm Bureau.
Since the program began in
1984, South Dakota Farm Bureau
and the South Dakota Depart-
ment of Agriculture have recog-
nized more than 2,700 farm and
ranch families with these awards.
To be recognized, at least 80 acres
of the original land must still be
owned by the same family, and
they must be able to provide proof
of the original date of purchase.
More details about the program
can be seen on Farm Bureau’s
website, www.sdfbf.org.
Murphy ranch 100 years
A few weeks before harvest
South Dakota overall crop budgets
are showing lower returns for
2014, said Jack Davis, South
Dakota State University Exten-
sion crops business management
field specialist.
“With lower commodity prices
and near constant costs compared
to the past four years, returns to
labor and management are pro-
jected below levels realized during
that time,” Davis said.
Davis said the projected prices
used in the budgets are lower than
2013 projections. Projected prices
per bushel are corn at $4.50, soy-
beans at $11.50, and wheat at
Direct costs estimates per acre
are corn at $385, soybeans at
$195, and wheat at $195. Direct
costs as a percent of revenue are
57.6 percent for corn, 37.8 percent
for soybeans, and 50 percent for
He explained that the two key
costs for each crop are seed and
fertilizer. “Seed and fertilizer ex-
pense as a percent of revenue are
at 36 percent for corn, 20 percent
for soybeans, and 29 percent for
wheat,” Davis said. “As seed and
fertilizer costs are a high percent-
age of revenue, management focus
on these two items will pay good
dividends. Land and machinery
costs are also key cost items in
each of the crops.”
He explained that to achieve the
greatest return on farming opera-
tions, management time should be
spent on cost control and best
management practices of key
input items. “Fertilizer costs were
the most variable category from
year to year and prices have
trended lower for fertilizer during
2013,” he said.
He added that corn on corn is
not as profitable as the past few
years. “If a farm experiences yield
drags with continuous corn, crop
rotation may offer a profitable al-
ternative. The price and yields
used in these budgets favor soy-
beans also giving incentive to use
crop rotation,” he said.
Overall crop budgets down
Elderly Meals
Thursday, Sept. 12: Voo Doo
Ribs, Slaw, Marinated Cucum-
bers, Fruit.
Friday, Sept. 13: BBQ Pork
Sandwich, Sweet Potato Fries,
Cucumber Salad, Cranberry Or-
ange Delight.
Monday, Sept. 16: Turkey
Burgers, Baked Beans, Can-
taloupe, Fruit.
Tuesday, Sept. 17: Chicken Al-
fredo, Malibu Veggies, Garlic
Bread, Fruit.
Wednesday, Sept. 18: Cookout
Day – Hamburgers/Hot Dogs,
Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Fruit.
Wednesday, August 28, at Som-
erset Court we had the activity of
stairclimbing. We receive generous
Somerset bucks for this activity
and our activity directors are on
duty to watch us go up and down.
The object of the exercise is so that
residents feel confident in using
the stairs, should there be an emer-
gency when the elevators are not
working. There is an emergency
chair that can be used to help resi-
dents up or down if one is not able
to walk up or down the stairs. In
general, stairclimbing is a valuable
exercise to strengthen legs and
We had been scheduled to race
little plastic ducks in the fountain
Wednesday, but it was sort of hot
so they decided to give us an Oreo
and lemonade party instead. We
spent a pleasant hour visiting. We
heard that it was 107˚ in Wall and
that there were other hot spots.
Later in the afternoon we played
cards. According to a conversation
between Fred Smith and Charlie
Hathaway at the oreo and lemon-
ade party, one may fish on the bor-
der river between South Dakota
and Nebraska. The two states have
a reciprocal agreement. There is a
limit on the number of paddle fish
you can take. Gavins Point Dam
was a popular fishing spot. And
“the fishhooks they was flyin!”
We will miss Mildred Young, for-
merly of Kadoka, who has moved
away from Somerset Court.
The 2013 Civil and Environmen-
tal Engineering newsletter arrived.
I hope to get a spare copy to share
with residents. It tells about a proj-
ect funded by NASA Space Tech-
nology Research Fellowship to
develop materials for lunar habi-
tat. South Dakota School of Mines
and Technology student, Tony
Kulesa, is spending the summer at
Johnson Space Center in Houston,
Texas, and the Kennedy Space
Center in Orlando, Fla. He will be
testing composite insulation mate-
rials made at the CAPE lab at
On August 31, a copy arrived with
a notation “from Tony Kulesa.” So,
I am glad to receive it. Thank you,
Tony. We are so proud that you re-
ceived the scholarship and your
work on various projects such as
steel bridge competition and your
trip to Bogota to help with sanita-
tion for villages near Colombia
with M.R. Hansen.
With the retirement of M.R.
Hansen, Ph.D, the honor of the
SDSM&T William V. Coyle Profes-
sorship will be bestowed on Andrea
Surovek, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Pro-
fessor in CEE. William Coyle was
from Philip and is still held in high
esteem by those who knew him.
On second floor at Somerset
Court Shawn has been arranging
some exquisite items that were cro-
cheted by Berniece Christensen. Be
sure to stop and see the beautiful
display. There are afghans, doilies,
a round tablecloth, a needlepoint
sampler and two wall hangings of
hardanger embroidery.
New Somerset Court photos can
be seen in the photo album on the
coffeetable by the fireplace. There
are some of dress like a biker day,
outdoor campus trip, and crafts
with Amy showing residents with
the “Be your best” wall hangings.
We received our new Somerset
Court September schedule. On the
schedule was the Labor Day picnic
in the dining room, foot clinic with
Dr. Conrad, September 8 is grand-
parents day and we may invite
guests to an ice cream social. Sep-
tember 11 is a Somerset Court bus
trip to Wall Drug. Throughout the
month there are days to dress up.
Consult your schedule and partici-
pate. A good opportunity to receive
Somerset Court bucks!
Friday, after the big rain and
hail storm here in Rapid City, (we
saw lots of quarter-sized hail and
heard that we received two inches
of rain) the activity directors and
the Somerset Court bus took a load
of resident merry-makers to the ice
cream shop. A bus stayed at home
and played a lot of five crowns.
Kenneth Monette and family
planned a reunion here at Somer-
set Court over Labor Day.
A notice on the front desk shows
a Flintstone character, Barney,
holding a huge dinosaur steak on a
spear. The artist who dreamed up
the poster said she couldn’t find a
picture of Fred, so Barney would
have to do. Fred Smith is a charac-
ter who lives at Somerset Court
and he requested steak. The poster
declared that we would have steak
for Labor Day at our evening din-
Sunday, September 1, 2013,
Gwynn Hansen came for lunch and
a game of scrabble. She brought me
some chokecherries and they must
have been beautiful on the tree for
the bunches are full and the berries
large. My neighbor, Irene McK-
night, dropped in and brought us
each one of those wonderful Col-
orado peaches. Gwynn had heard of
a book she would like to read. It is
about a woman who had been a
slave, and by her ability to do fine
needlework, had saved enough to
buy her freedom from slavery and
the freedom of her son. Then, our
seamstress found her way to Wash-
ington, D.C., and became seam-
stress to Mary Todd Lincoln.
We had church with Terry Pulse
and his friend, Steve. Jack Humke
was there to play piano for us.
Thank you, Terry, Steve and Jack.
Charlie Hathaway responded to
Terry’s request for recounting of
personal experience. Terry spoke
about covenants and quoted He-
brew 13:40-41.
The Rapid City Journal of Au-
gust 30, 2013, carried the obituary
of Patricia (Pat) Staley, former
Somerset Court resident. My sym-
pathy to relatives and friends.
Rapid City’s SDSM&T has re-
cently received a gift of two million
dollars from alumnus Stephen D.
Newlin of Poly-One Corp. It is
planned to build a student wellness
and recreation center on the south
end of the SDSM&T campus. Other
money was on hand from fees. The
new addition will have two basket-
ball courts, a group fitness room,
cardio and weight-training rooms.
South Dakota leads the nation in
bison production and is second in
honey, millet, sunflower and
flaxseed. South Dakota is number
six in corn and number nine in soy-
beans, number five in cows and
number six in sheep and lambs.
This was reported in the Rapid
City Journal August 24, 2013.
On Labor Day I wore my hus-
band’s (Virgil Hansen) old sign
painters tee-shirts that says
Hansen Signs, Philip, SD. Virgil
made excellent signs, always legi-
ble. His work ethic was passed on
to his children, making them valu-
able citizens.
Somerset resident, Kenneth
Monette, had visitors over the
weekend. His daughter, Cindy, and
her husband, Ron; his daughter,
Deb, and her husband, Rex, and his
son, Jeff, and Jeff’s wife, Debbie,
and their two daughters. his
daughter, Kathy, and her husband,
Arlin, and their family and his
granddaughter, Jennifer, and fam-
ily. Thank you, Debbie, for writing
this news item. They all had sup-
per in the Somerset guest dining
My daughter, Carol Vogan, Col-
orado Springs, emailed that she
had company over Labor Day, her
niece, Lisa Denke, who is working
on her master’s degree in electrical
engineering at the University of
Wyoming in Laramie. Other visi-
tors at Carol and Al’s were Carol’s
daughter, Casey, and her husband,
Brad Riggins, Fountain, Colo.
Carol and Al continue to clear their
shelter belt of thistles and dead
Pick up your new word searches
that are provided by volunteer
Amy Voles. One is about relax and
one is about Labor Day. The new
2013 football season weekly “pick
‘em” for week one is there with the
word searches. “Pick ‘ems” needed
to be completed and put into the
box by Thursday, September 5.
We were to attend resident coun-
cil and wear our safety pendant.
September 5 was team shirt day.
You were to find your favorite team
shirt and make it ready.
Tuesday we had Dr. Conrad and
his foot clinic. We are so thankful
for this convenience here at Somer-
set Court.
there are afghans, doilies, a
round tablecloth, a needlepoint
sampler and two wall hangings of
hardanger embroidery.
It has been fun to work on Su-
dokus with Addie Rorvig and Max-
ine Burgess. They may become
interested and continue to do them.
I would suggest for beginners to
start on the Sudoku puzzle in the
Rapid City Journal on Mondays.
They start easier and work up to
more difficult ones during the
Wednesday, September 4, at
Somerset Court, we had music
with Richard and LaDonna Hicks
and nearly seven-year-old Trenton,
Oxford, Ind. Trenton sang, Richard
played an electric guitar, and
LaDonna played keyboard. Ben
Stone said he could hear the music
very well from the second floor hos-
pitality area. They sang mostly
gospel songs. Young Trenton sang
“Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,”
“This Little Light of Mine,” and
“I’m in the Lord’s Army.” There
was a good crowd of residents in at-
September 4, Donna (O’Connell)
Perez, formerly from Philip, came
to see me. She would like to email
M.R. Hansen and ask him to emcee
the 1964 Philip High School re-
union, which is being planned for
June 14-15, of 2014.
September 4, was the Somerset
Court residents council meeting.
Shawn reviewed some of the high-
lights scheduled for September.
Jeri Deschamp mentioned that the
September 17 pancake breakfast is
a fundraiser for the Special
Olympics. Residents will not pay
the charge. Jeri thanked residents
who help newcomers feel at home.
We were reminded to sign out
when we go out. This can be strate-
gic in case of emergency or evacua-
tion drill.
September 4, my son, Wayne,
and wife, Gwynn, invited me over
for supper. Frank Hansen of Albu-
querque was in Rapid City for a
few days. September 5, Frank and
his friend, Bill Thorson, Belle
Fourche, planned to drive to Fargo,
N.D., to visit former Philip friend,
Richard Burns.
Thank you to my old next door
neighbor at Philip (for over 35
years) for your nice note. It has
been hot in Philip too and the kids
are miserable at school. It has been
dry and no mowing to do.
We were given generous Somer-
set Court bucks Thursday for wear-
ing our sports team shirts. Irene
McKnight wore her Rapid City
Racers shirt as her granddaughter
swam for the Stevens High School
swim team. Irene Cox wore a USA
shirt. Vivian wore a San Francisco
49ers shirt. I am not a fan exactly
except that I got their hooded
sweatshirt, brand new, for one dol-
lar! My grandson, Todd Allen, said,
“Grandma, you have to get rid of
that shirt!” It is not his favorite
Thank you to Wayne and Gwynn
for having me over Thursday
evening to see my son, Frank
Hansen. They also gave me some
very nice Greek yogurt and an avo-
cado. And thanks for the pine
cones. They are decorative at the
base of a poinsettia outside my
door. There is a variety of color in
the cones, some are a greenish
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by Vivian Hansen
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These young Scotties were almost head over heels during the halftime of the Philip Homecoming football game.
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Midland School Lunch
Sept. 16: Chicken alfredo, veg-
gie, fruit and milk.
Sept. 17: Sub sandwich, veggie,
fruit and milk.
Sept. 18: Lasagna, veggie, fruit
and milk.
Sept.19: Hot dogs, veggie, fruit
and milk.
Did you see that fireworks dis-
play in the sky during the night?
That lightning was the kind that
lights up the sky. I find it a bit fas-
cinating to watch. We woke up to
the fresh smell of rain and cooler
temperatures this Monday morn-
ing. There is just something re-
freshing and cleansing about rain.
Now the lightning we had the other
night with those sharp, jagged,
strikes towards the ground, fol-
lowed by loud claps of thunder, I
am not a fan of. Farmers and
ranchers are ever watchful on
those kinds of nights. The fire
whistle blew in the early morning
hours. I heard it was a building fire
west of Midland, don’t know any-
more then that. And, speaking of
thunder, when I was a kid, I re-
member being a bit frightened by
those loud claps of thunder. And I
remember being told, that hearing
that thunder is a good thing, it
means you weren’t struck by light-
ning. Funny the things a person re-
members, isn’t it?
Midland Merchants Apprecia-
tion Day will be on Saturday,
September 21 with registra-
tion for the 5K "Fun" run/
walk/ride at 7:00 a.m. with
the event to start at 8:00 a. m.
The theme for the parade is
"Bands" with the parade begin-
ning at 1:30. Watch for the ad
with all of the events in the
Philip Pioneer Review and the
Profit. Come and enjoy the
Jerry and I attended the funeral
service for Anthony Woitte in
Rapid City Saturday, September 7.
Anthony would have been 36 next
month. His parents are Rex and
Linda Woitte, Rapid City, and his
grandparents are Shorty and
Mickey Woitte, Midland. All of
Rex’s siblings were there, except
for Budd, who was unable to come.
They were Kandi, Sioux Falls;
Robin, Harwood, North
Dakota/Midland; Kristin, Portland,
Ore.; Eric, Tea; Joe, Midland; and
Leslee Meek, Ga., as well as a num-
ber of their spouses. Leslee’s hus-
band, Terry Meek, Lt.
Colonel/Chaplin of the United
States Army, spoke at the funeral
service. I can honestly say, for
those of us who did not know An-
thony, as Terry talked of Anthony,
sharing the stories of this young
man, we left feeling we knew him.
It was if he was sharing the heart
and the soul of who Anthony was.
In hearing the kindnesses given to
the family by the folks of Greene
Tree, where Anthony had worked,
you knew without a doubt, he was
a valued employee. We had a nice
visit with Beryl (Addison) Geer,
Gillette, Wyo., who was a class-
mate of Rex’s and was at the fu-
neral service. Delmer and Nina
Finn, Rapid City, were there, as
was Bob and Verona Evans, and
Gene Jones. There may have been
more folks from Midland, or who
used to live in Midland, but that
was who I saw there. Once again,
we wish to express our sincere
sympathies to Rex, Linda and
Amanda, Shorty and Mickey, and
the rest of the Woitte families.
Eating a bite at a restaurant in
Rapid City an interesting thing
happened. Our waitress, Amanda,
was an outgoing young lady, enjoy-
able, an asset to the restaurant.
She asked where we were from, we
told her Midland, and that we had
come for the funeral service of An-
thony Woitte. From there we
learned she had been a high school
classmate of Anthony’s sister,
Amanda. That’s one of those, what
I call, “God Moments.” What are
the chances of us eating at a
restaurant, having a bit of a chat
with a classmate of Anthony’s sis-
ter, Amanda! Slim to none! That’s
what makes life interesting. It’s the
people you meet along the way.
When we visited with Beryl at
the funeral service she said she and
a number of her siblings and their
mother, Marie Addison, Murdo,
were getting together having a
meal and a chance to visit. Marie
will be turning ‘91’ on September
10. She is an amazing lady, always
cheerful and certainly doesn’t look
her age. Dixie Sue (Calhoon) Erik-
son, Vivian, stopped in Murdo,
picked up her grandmother, Marie,
and headed for Rapid City. Those
going to Hill City for lunch and vis-
iting were Marie’s daughters, Beryl
Geer, Nancy Merchen and Teresa
Walker, Gillette, Wyo; Rena Addi-
son and Dixie Doyle, Rapid City,
and Shirley Doud, Midland. Happy
birthday wishes, Marie!
Jim Root, Midland, will be cele-
brating his 80th birthday Septem-
ber 14. Happy birthday wishes to
you Jim. As most folks know, Jim
loves to fish and he loves to tease.
Morrie and Barb Jones attended
homecoming in Philip this past
weekend. Their grandson, Brody
Jones, was junior Homecoming at-
tendant. He also plays football and
Philip’s team won. It’s always nice
to win, but especially when it is
your Homecoming game. Congrat-
I asked Sophie if she had any
news! She didn’t have any, but said
her granddaughter, Ashley
Schofield, is thoroughly enjoying
her first year of teaching kinder-
garten at Custer. (Having her car
hailed on at two different times, is
not at the top of her list of fun.) I
knew you would be a good teacher,
Some of you folks may remem-
ber Betty (Schilling) Burmeister.
She was the daughter of Richard
and Elizabeth (Jones) Schilling.
She grew up in Capa and Midland
and graduated from Philip High
School in 1963. She was married to
Roger Dean Fraizer who passed
away in 1978. She later married
Jerry Dale Burmeister and at the
time of her death they owned and
operated the J and B mobile home
court in DeSmet. Our sincere sym-
pathies to Betty’s family!
Randy and Holly Nemec are
keeping their grandkids, Tukker
and Emry, while their parents,
Tyler and Angel Nemec, are at-
tending the National ACE Conven-
tion in Orlando, Fla.
The second annual suicide pre-
vention walk was held in Pierre
Saturday, September 7. Holly
Nemec has organized Team Tate in
memory of her brother, Tate Vos-
berg who passed away in February
of 2002. Team Tate had 40 walkers
that day, which included not only
family members, but friends. It
was a very good turnout and many,
many people who walked or ran for
a good cause.
I’m closing my column for this
week as I have to make an unex-
pected trip to Mitchell later today.
If I missed your news, I will catch
up with you next week.
A saying from my Amish calen-
dar, “Life is like a baseball game.
When you think a fastball is com-
ing. You gotta be ready to hit the
curve.” I’m feeling a bit like that at
the moment. Take care, keep cool,
and wishes for an abundant fall
Midland News
September 12, 2013 • Pioneer Review 5
Eight decades and still ticking;
the bucket you won't be
Here to stick around and tease,
poking fun at all he sees,
Is he a man or the birthday
you bring so much joy!
Jim Root will be 80
on September 14th!
Send cards to Jim at:
23000 236th Ave.
Midland, SD 57552
Appreciation Day
Saturday, September 21st
5K “FUN” RUN/WALK/RIDE 7 a.m. – register at the park.
8 a.m. start. Fundraiser for local 4-H club
BOOSTER CLUB will be serving lunch from
11:30 to 1:00 at the Fire Hall
PARADE will be at 1:30 p.m. – Theme
“Bands.” Anyone or any entry is
welcomed! Line-up at 1 p.m. to be judged.
immediately after the parade on Main Street
(money scramble will be first).
roast beef
supper from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Hall
PRIZES starting at 7 p.m. in front of the Legion
DANCE to Westbound from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
at the Legion Hall.
Sponsored by the Midland Commercial
Club and the Midland Fire Department
Appreciation Day is sponsored by
members of the Midland Commercial Club
Monday morning, Eric Seager,
Chaciel Koscielski, Eli and Aviana,
and the dog, Wesley, were up early
and went to breakfast with Bill
and me. Eric took possession of the
101-year-old documents from the
USS South Dakota/Huron I’d men-
tioned receiving from cousin Mari-
lyn (Larsen) Mizer, and made
delivery of them to the museum in
Sioux Falls from our family. We
hope many folks can enjoy them on
display. Julie and Bonnie Moses
came over from Philip and they
and Shelley Seager were off to Ne-
braska. Again our house was
silent, the cat was contented not to
have a little dog around and things
settled back to the normal. Then,
Bill decided the day was still
young and it was time to test the
water at Lake Waggoner and do a
little fishing using the boat, which
gives me time to do some reading.
The crappie were biting in good
fashion, but Bill gave them re-
prieves from the supper plate.
Ralph Fiedler has been kept
busy with watering their yard and
the neighbor’s yard because they
were gone on vacation for 10 days,
besides work at the store. Cathy
was in charge of the plants and the
house. Monday afternoon, Eric,
Sherry, Elsie and Loman Hanson
stopped by to see Cathy on their
way home from Philip. They had
been down to see Grandma Katy
Drageset and also visited Richard
and Diana Stewart. They had a
chance to play tourist in Wall.
Labor Day Monday, Tony Harty
did not labor but did visit with
L.D. and Shirley Hair before they
left for the worksite in Oelrichs.
He also visited at the Sumpter
home in the afternoon and gave
me his news as well as let me beat
at farkel. (That should happen oc-
casionally since the dice we play
with are mine.)
Don and Vi Moody spent time at
the ranch this week getting ready
for some autumn projects. Grass
still needs lots of mowing and Vi
started staining and painting sid-
ing on the house that had some
touch up work needing attention.
They worked on and checked out a
water project over in the east pas-
ture as the dams are starting to
get low and the wells and pumps
may have to get re-energized for
the fall season.
George Gittings went to the
home of Jessica Gittings Monday
to help with a little work around
the trailer. Brian Mills, Pierre,
spent Monday night at the Git-
tings home.
Tuesday morning, Bill and I
made a trip to Interior on the wild
idea that maybe some of the folks
that did a bit of pawning in that
town might just have the airplane
headset that was stolen from our
plane several years ago. It was a
long shot, but seemed like a good
day to take a drive. I hate to report
no luck. In the afternoon, Bill
made some deliveries in Philip for
me when he went to the card room.
Sandee and Jessica Gittings
were in Rapid City Tuesday for ap-
pointments for Sandee. Sandee
took the opportunity to model a
new and unusual hat and several
of the patients had their day
brightened with silliness.
Don and Vi Moody ran errands
in Philip Wednesday and it hap-
pened that it was the ladies bowl-
ing league that morning and Vi
was encouraged to join the league
during a visit with Deanna Fees.
But, Vi said they goof around so
much anymore and keeping up
with their place in the Valley also
keeps them pretty active. Vi does
miss bowling and the fun they had
throughout all those years bring
up many fond memories. It’s a
great three-season sport.
When Bill and I were out for
breakfast Wednesday morning,
Dan and Gayla Piroutek,
Milesville, were also there. They
are going through some changes
on their farm/ranch, but are still
busy with auction work and were
on their way to Martin for a sale
that day. Breakfast for us was
their treat, thanks. While at
breakfast, my phone rang and I
was asked to be a substitute
bowler that morning. I picked up
Lila Whidby and we rode together.
When I got home and was down-
town, again my phone rang, this
time it was a flying trip with a cou-
ple of folks from the Kadoka Care
Center to Philip for an appoint-
ment. What would we do without
these cell phones?
Tony Harty spent the first part
of this week mowing yards, won-
dering if the grass will ever quit
growing. Wedneday in the heat of
the day, he took a break and drove
south on Highway 73 to see how
the milling was coming along. The
road will be a boulevard once it is
completed, compared to how it has
been. They are also laying black
top and the stretch right here in
town is really much nicer.
Bill and I were up before the café
opened Thursday morning. He left
for Philip to help Terry Buchert
get equipment moved and ready.
Steve Clements stopped by in the
morning and we had a nice visit
about the sheep industry. I offered
him a cup of reheated coffee, then
forgot to take it out of the mi-
crowave. He caught me in a senior
moment and was kind enough not
to mention it, he just let me dis-
cover it later in the day! In the af-
ternoon, Jesse Freeman came by
and got oriented on the Haakon
County Prairie Transportation van
and took his first trip to Philip
with a client. Later, I was back in
Philip and Lee Vaughan, Ruth
Carley and I got the little Civil Air
Patrol van loaded in a trailer and
got the CAP van parade ready.
When I got back to Kadoka, I met
Lester and Rosemary Moeller from
Miller. They were taking a bit of a
vacation before the harvest of soy-
beans and corn. Lester and I
served on the South Dakota Pork
Producers Board of Directors so
many years ago. We made plans to
fly on Friday.
Don and Vi Moody left late
Thursday afternoon to spend the
weekend at Rapid. They found a
nice set of deer antlers from their
ranch that they will have mounted
at Paul Verna’s tattoo business in
Rapid. Saturday, they cruised over
to the Cherry Creek market and
Ramona and Steve Bucholz had a
bountiful garden produce booth so
Don and Vi enjoyed a nice visit and
a great selection of fresh produce
from their stand. The vegetables
were all so tasty and the garden
ripe fresh tomatoes (big juicy ones)
were awesome. You can’t get that
flavor in the wintertime. Steve
said everything was grown and ir-
rigated throughout the summer at
their Rapid Valley place.
Friday morning bright and
early, Lester and Rosemary
Moeller and I were off to see the
Badlands by air. It was a beautiful
day with no wind and smooth sail-
ing. Again, cell phones came in
handy and Tony Harty was asked
to round up Bill for me that morn-
ing. Lester, Rosemary, Bill and I
had breakfast out before they went
on their way to more adventures.
Randy Peters, from the Belvidere
area, also gave some assistance
with road locations that morning.
In the afternoon, I was in Philip in
the Homecoming parade with the
Civil Air Patrol van, then hurried
to Rapid to keep a car appointment
to get an estimate on the hail dam-
age to the new car and a warranty
service job. Bill went ahead with
the motor home and got settled in
at the campground where I picked
him up for the car races that night
at the Black Hills Speedway. Bill
and I were saddened to learn of the
passing of his uncle, J. L. Riley, in
Colt, Ark.
Friday evening, Ralph and
Cathy Fiedler went to Spearfish to
do some shopping, then Ralph
treated Cathy to supper where
Lynette works because Cathy had
a very stressful day at work. They
had a nice visit with Lynette while
Haakon County Farmers Union
will meet at the bowling alley
Monday, September 16, at 6 p.m..
Those interested in farm issues are
welcome and encouraged to at-
Don and Vi Moody were visited
by Doug Melhoff about duck hunt-
ing again and they got that all fig-
ured out and received an invitation
to stay at Melhoff cabin in the
Hills. Sounds like fun!
Friday, Tony Harty, after his as-
sistance to Bill and me, made a
trip to Martin in the afternoon.
Saturday morning, Ralph and
Cathy Fiedler went to Philip to see
her mom, Katy Drageset. They
found her in good spirits and doing
fairly well. While they were visit-
ing, they ran into Paul and
Dorothy Kay (Paulson) Newman
who had stopped to visit Dorothy
Stahl. They live outside Nashville,
Tenn. Paulsons were neighbors to
the Fiedlers in the Hilland area.
After a nice visit with Katy, they
headed for home. Saturday
evening, their neighbors who they
took care of their home for, stopped
over to visit and bring a nice gift
from their cruise in Alaska.
Saturday morning was a nice
day in the Black Hills. Bill did
some work on the motor home and
in the afternoon I made a trip to
Spearfish airport to the South
Dakota Pilots Association meeting.
I got back to pick up Bill for supper
out, then went to the car races. It
was a relaxing, pleasant evening.
Tony Harty reported we had .60”
of rain in Kadoka Friday night.
Saturday, he took a drive south to
River Hill to see how much traffic
was in a fix because of the mud
and torn up road. There were a
quite a few who were needing to be
pulled through. He assisted with a
jump start on one car that had sat
too long with the doors open and
the radio playing and had run the
battery down before it was their
turn to go through. He visited with
his niece, Kathy Brown, later in
the day.
Sunday evening, a nice rain
shower went through Sturgis,
leaving .60” rain behind, that will
help with the lawn watering.
Sunday afternoon while shop-
ping, Don and Vi Moody got caught
in a rainstorm and made a quick
dash back home in the Valley to
batten down the hatches.
Throughout the evening it rained
and thundered and all the affects
brought another .50” and it rained
about the same at the ranch they
heard. It has been a great year for
precipitation coming along all
summer long at just about the
right time.
Sunday, Tony Harty attended
church, then had dinner out.
Bill and I awoke to a light rain
and overcast skies in the Black
Hills. We folded the motor home
together and parked it at the truck
stop, then joined Zack Seager, Cori
Barber and those greatgrandsons,
Ryder and Riden, for lunch. Zack
and Cori fixed up a great lunch of
kabobs and carrot cake and other
side dishes. Had a nice time and it
was even grandparents day, which
we found out later, so that made it
all the better. Cori was off to work
shortly after dinner. Zack had both
boys to take care of so we departed
for home as well.
“Get your facts first, then you can
distort them as much as you
please.” Mark Twain
Betwixt Places| Marsha Sumpter • 837-2048
The South Dakota National
Guard's Enlisted Association will
host its 10th annual Black Hills
Veterans Honor March and
Marathon on Saturday, Septem-
ber 21, in the northern Black
The march pays tribute to the
many sacrifices made by this na-
tion's veterans. Many participants
also march in honor of fallen serv-
ice members.
The 26.2 mile march is open to
all military service members and
the civilian public. Participants
can compete as individuals or in
five-member teams and can com-
plete the course by walking, run-
ning or marching. There is also a
13.1 mile mini-march available for
Marchers will start on the Mick-
elson Trail at approximately 8:00
a.m. (MDT) at the Rochford Trail-
head and finish at the Deadwood
Fairgrounds. The first half of this
march will be uphill to Dumont,
then, downhill to the finish line.
The march can take between six
and eight hours to complete.
Participants and volunteers can
register for the event by visiting
or by calling Sgt. 1st Class Ben-
jamin Lamp at (605) 357-2939.
Veterans Honor March
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.
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Pastor Frezil Westerlund
Midland – 843-2538
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30 a.m.
Ruth Circle: 3rd Tues. at 2 p.m.
Nowlin Circle: Last Wed. at 9 a.m.
Rebecca Circle: Last Wed. at 7 p.m. (Nov. thru Feb.); 6:30 p.m.
(Mar. - Oct.)
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Moenville – 843-2538
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
1:30 p.m. (CT)
ALCW: 3rd Thursday, 1:30 p.m.
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Long Valley
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
* * * * * *
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.
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.
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, 6:00 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
* * * * * *
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
Ronald G. Mann, DDS
Philip, SD
And be not
conformed to this
world: but be ye
transformed by
the renewing of
your mind, that ye
may prove what
is that good, and
acceptable, and
perfect, will of
God. Romans
12:2 (KJV)
How often do you take time out to reflect upon
the Father's will? Spiritual meditation is vital to
staying on the right track, especially in this
day and age when people are so busy. Make
time for it. By doing so, you will renew your
love and loyalty to God and find the strength
and motivation to see His wishes through.
Ancient wisdom for modern Iife
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Audrey Louise Gerlach, a twin
and the youngest of five children,
was born January 31, 1919, to
Oscar and Mary (Weinandy) Lund
on a ranch near Faith, S.D. Au-
drey's mother passed away two
days later. Her father was left to
raise five children, two of them
newborns and the oldest only five
years old.
Audrey and her siblings at-
tended the one-room school at Ar-
rowhead where their father drove
the horse-drawn school bus. After
graduating from Faith High
School in 1936, she and her twin
sister Joan came to Rapid City to
attend Black Hills Business Col-
lege and stayed to work for Buck-
ingham Transportation Company.
It was during these pre-World
War II years that she met Chuck
Gerlach. They were married on
her birthday in 1942.
Within weeks of their wedding,
Chuck enlisted in the U.S. Navy
and Audrey spent the next few
years living and working in Civil
Service positions in Bremerton,
Wash., and Portsmouth, Va., both
places where Chuck was stationed
when not deployed aboard the
small aircraft carrier, the U.S.S.
Following the war they re-
turned to Rapid City where they
made their home until her death.
Audrey was a meticulous and tal-
ented homemaker, a devoted
mother, constant helpmate to her
husband of 71 years, and stalwart
to their extended family. Her door
was always open and guests
warmly welcome. When they ar-
rived with no advance notice at
meal time, the table was quickly
reset, and a nourishing and tasty
repast seemed to effortlessly ap-
Whatever the task, there was
never anyone who worked harder,
faster, with greater energy or
more humility than Audrey. When
there was need, she was there.
Once her children were raised,
Audrey worked for a number of
years at a local jewelry store, re-
tiring from Obergs Jewelry in
1984. She was an active member
of the Rapid City community and
many of its organizations but was
particularly involved with the
First Presbyterian Church where
she served as an elder and ac-
tively participated in the Presby-
terian Women's Association. She
was also a Past Matron of Golden
Link Chapter 14, Order of the
Eastern Star, a member of Nydia
Club and Daughters of the Nile.
She and Chuck loved socializ-
ing with their many friends and
family members, whether travel-
ing and camping in their motor
home, playing cards, or sitting to-
gether after a good meal she had
served, telling stories.Their gath-
erings and the home she created
were filled with love and laughter.
Audrey died Monday, August
26, 2013. She is survived by her
two children, Linda Brady, Little-
ton, Colo., and Mel Gerlach,
Prescott, Ariz.; her twin sister,
Joan Ebert, and brother, Gene
Lund, both of Rapid City; four
grandchildren and five great-
She was preceded in death by
her parents, a sister, Eudora Wal-
ters, and a brother, Vern Lund.
Her husband, Chuck, died on Sat-
urday, September 7, 2013.
Memorial services will be at
10:30 on Friday, September 13, at
the First Presbyterian Church in
Rapid City. Interment will follow
in Black Hills National Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to
First Presbyterian Church in
Rapid City.
Arrangements are with Osheim
& Schmidt Funeral Home in
Rapid City.
Her online guestbook is avail-
able to sign at www.osheim-
Audrey L. Gerlach_______________________________
Dr. Harry
William Kun-
kle, 92, of Al-
toona and Des
Moines, Iowa,
died July 2,
Harry was
preceded in
death by his
wife of 51
years, Isabel (Peterson), in 1996.
He is survived by his sister and
best friend, Edythe Cavanaugh of
Lohrville; children Marie Kunkle-
Nagel (Steven) of Altoona, John
(Ellen) of La Grange, Ill., Bob (Bev
Schmitt) of Boone, and Ted (Ruth)
of Des Moines. He will be deeply
missed by eight loving grandchil-
dren, numerous nieces and
nephews and lifelong friends and
Harry was a rugged World War
II Marine, country veterinarian,
and lifelong Democrat. Diagnosed
with multiple sclerosis more than
40 years ago, he always retained a
love for life in good times and bad.
He delighted in news and activi-
ties of family and friends (includ-
ing pets), doting attention on his
four granddaughters, welcoming a
firm handshake from each of his
four grandsons, and making close
friends wherever he went. He was
compassionate, fiercely loyal and
had a strong sense of right and
wrong, always leading by exam-
ple. He had a wonderful sense of
humor and laughed loudest when
the joke was at his expense.
Born December 21, 1920 in
Rapid City, S.D., Harry lived with
his family in Lead. The family
moved to Rinard in 1930 when his
mother accepted the position of
postmaster. Through high school
(1940 graduate of Rinard High
School) he helped support the
family working for room and
board on numerous farms. It was
in Rinard that he met Isabel, who
became his wife in 1944 and en-
couraged him to pursue a career
in veterinary medicine. They
shared a deep love of animals, pol-
itics, and witty banter throughout
their lives together.
Harry enlisted in the U.S. Ma-
rine Corp in 1942 and was sta-
tioned on Midway Island and
Quantico, Va., during World War
II. He was honorably discharged
as a staff sergeant. After the war
while serving in the Marine Re-
serves (discharged as first lieu-
tenant), he returned to scholarly
pursuits, graduating from Drake
University in 1948 and Iowa State
University in 1952 with a doctor-
ate in veterinary medicine. From
1952 through 1963 he flourished
in a demanding and fulfilling ani-
mal practice in Stratford, first
with Dr. M.E. Pomeroy and later
with Dr. Russ Van Marel. He was
appointed one of three veterinari-
ans to work the 1962 Iowa State
Fair. As is often the case in the life
of a rural vet, payment came in
many forms, and his children
were delighted when two horses
(Patsy and Mr. Lincoln) were pro-
vided for their enjoyment one
summer, in exchange for their
dad's services. Home life was
shared with a menagerie of res-
cued and adopted pets, including
dogs, cats, a squirrel, a pig,a litter
of skunks and an African grey
In 1963, Harry took a position
with the USDA, which led to a
move to Algona and then to Des
Moines in 1969. He retired in the
early 1970s after being diagnosed
with MS. After Isabel passed
away, he moved to Altoona in
Harry loved being surrounded
by his family, and welcomed the
times when all could be together
to share a feast, prepared by Is-
abel during their marriage, and
later at his favorite restaurants
around Des Moines. He was a
humble, gracious and generous
man, who truly loved life and de-
lighted in the company of others.
Graveside service with military
honors were held Saturday, Au-
gust 10, at Cedar Cemetery in Ri-
Dr. Harry W. Kunkle____________________________
Lila M.
Ames, age 79,
Green Bay,
Wis., area resi-
dent, died
p e a c e f u l l y
Thursday, Sep-
tember 5, 2013,
surrounded by
her family.
She was born September 28,
1933, in Philip, S.D., to Clinton
and Florence (Eymer) Neville.
Lila grew up on her father’s
ranch and graduated from Philip
High School, Class of 1951.
On July 14, 1951, she was
united in marriage to Caroll D.
Ames in South Dakota. As Caroll’s
career with The Chicago & North-
western Railroad progressed, the
couple moved to many areas of the
United States including South
Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa and
Georgia. They were happy to move
back to the Green Bay area in
1997, where they could be close to
Lila was a charter member of
Bethany United Methodist
Church in Ashwaubenon and
served the church on many com-
mittees throughout the years. She
was also a longtime member of the
TOPS Club, both in Green Bay
and South Dakota, and enjoyed
the many, many friends she made
through the years. In her free
time, Lila enjoyed embroidering
dish towels for her family and
friends, watching the birds and
doing crossword puzzles. She also
enjoyed her many friends in her
card club.
Lila is survived by her husband
of 62 years, Caroll; four children
and their spouses, Daniel Ames
(Nancy Sonenfield), Mt. Airy, Md.,
Lynette (Phil) Van Laanen, Ash-
waubenon, Wis., Craig Ames
(Noel Levin), Boca Raton, Fla.,
Terry (Suzanne) Ames, Ash-
waubenon, Wis.; five grandchil-
dren and their spouses, Shannon
(Nicky) Van Laanen, Chad (Kaite)
Van Laanen, Eva Ames, Laura
Ames, Ashleigh Ames; five great-
grandchildren; a sister and
brother-in-law, Grace (Jim) Mack;
two brothers and a sister-in-law,
Robert “Bob” Neville, Jerry (Joy)
Neville; nieces, nephews and other
relatives and friends.
Lila was preceded in death by
her parents.
Visitation was held at Bethany
United Methodist Church in
Green Bay, on Monday, Septem-
ber 9, followed by the funeral serv-
Burial was in Fort Howard Me-
morial Park. Blaney Funeral
Home assisted the family.
To send online condolences,
please go to www.BlaneyFuneral-
In lieu of flowers, a memorial
fund has been established.
Lila M. Ames_________________________________
Lucille Brunsch, age 93, Norris,
S.D., went to be with the Lord,
Thursday, September 5, 2013, at
her home west of Norris.
Lucille Charlotte Peck was born
November 21, 1919, in a seven-
room log house, located six miles
north of Wanamaker, halfway be-
tween Norris and Long Valley.
One month later, the family
moved to the Frank Livermont
ranch, located north of Cody, Neb.
At the age of three, the family
moved to a farm in Bennett
County, five miles east of Tuthill.
In 1931, they moved back to the
original home her father built. Lu-
cille attended the Pine Ridge
Boarding School, graduating in
Lucille was united in marriage
to Paul Brunsch on October 9,
1937, in Rapid City. They moved
to a ranch two miles south of her
birthplace, where they ranched
and raised their seven children.
She worked alongside her family,
and balanced the ranch work with
the home life. They worked with
their neighbors and family to live
the life she so cherished.
Lucille was able to stay in her
home until the day she passed
away, with the help of her family
that she cared for while they were
in need.
Lucille will be missed by her
many family members, neighbors
and friends.
Survivors include one son, Jim
Brunsch of Buckeye, Ariz.; four
daughters, Nancy Kehn of Bates-
land, Carol Anderson and her hus-
band, Stanton, of Corn Creek,
Jane Rutherford and her hus-
band, Mike, of Rapid City, and
Cindy Coon and her husband,
Rodney, of Martin; 20 grandchil-
dren; 35 great-grandchildren;
three great-great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews; and a
host of other relatives and friends.
Lucille was preceded in death
by her husband, Paul Brunsch, on
February 3, 1996; two sons, Beryl
Brunsch on August 19, 2012, and
Jack Brunsch on July 9, 2012; two
granddaughters, Angela and
Michelle; her parents; two sisters;
and four brothers.
Services were held Monday,
September 9, at St. Katherine’s
Episcopal Church in Martin, with
Father Craig West officiating.
Ushers were Scott and John
Bauman. Pallbearers were James
Brunsch, Jr., Chad, Grady and
Alan Brunsch, Willie and Jesse
Clifford, Tony Ward, David and
Joe Amiotte.
Interment was at the Martin
A memorial has been estab-
Arrangements were with the
Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is avail-
able at www.rushfuneralhome.
Lucille Brunsch_________________________________
Connie O’Bryan, age 63, of Ana-
heim, Calif., formerly of Murdo,
S.D., died August 20, 2013, in
Connie Jackson was born in
1950, in Philip, the daughter of
Bill and Alice (Dietrich) Jackson.
She grew up and received her ed-
ucation in Murdo, graduating
from Murdo High School in 1968.
She then moved to Minneapolis,
Minn., where she married David
Ching, and to this union were
born three sons.
Connie worked for an insurance
firm for many years until her
health forced her retirement in
July of 2013.
Survivors include her three sons
Craig Ching of Minneapolis, Eric
Ching of St. Paul, and Todd Ching
of Duluth; her special friend, Tom
Fagen; one brother, Ed Jackson of
Nebraska City, Neb.; her step-
mother, Marcia Jackson of Hot
Springs; and a host of other rela-
tives and friends.
Connie was preceded in death by
her father, Bill Jackson, and her
mother, Alice Dietrich.
No services are scheduled.
Connie O’Bryan__________________
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Kelly Jones, age 62 of Quinn,
S.D., died Saturday, September 7,
2013, at the Rapid City Regional
Survivors include three sisters,
Donna Jones of Denver, Colo.,
Judy Uminski and her husband,
Tony, of Universal City, Texas,
and Mary Molliconi of Littleton,
Kelly was preceded in death by
his father, Harvey “Doug” Jones,
and his mother, Mary E. Jones.
Funeral services are pending
with the Rush Funeral Chapel of
Kelly Jones______
Wanda L. Holcomb, age 84, of
Long Valley, S.D., joined her Lord
and Savior on September 9, 2013.
She passed peacefully at the
Philip Nursing Home.
Wanda was born September 19,
1928 to Lauritz A. and Iscle W.
Thomsen on her grandparents’
farmstead near Crookston, Neb.
She attended Sitting Up School, a
one room school situated along
Sitting Up Creek, a short walk
from the ranch. Wanda attended
high school in Wanblee for her
freshman year and half of her
sophomore year. She transferred
to Kadoka where she graduated
from high school in 1945 at the
age of 16. From 1945-1955 she
worked for the Farm Service Ad-
ministration (FSA) as a secre-
Wanda met the love of her life
and carried on a long distance re-
lationship through an avid letter
writing campaign while he was in
military service in England. She
joined Robert Holcomb in mar-
riage on December 30, 1955. They
began their married life in Long
Valley where Wanda joined Bob in
business operating a Standard Oil
Service Station. A daughter (Jan-
ice) was born in 1957 and a son
(Jeff) in 1960. In 1968 Wanda be-
came the post master for the
United States Post Office in Long
Valley where she served until her
retirement in 1988.
Grateful for having shared her
life are her husband, Robert; her
daughter, Janice (Dean); her son,
Jeff (Robyn); her grandchildren,
Andy (Laura), Beth, Amanda
(Rusty), Abby (Scott), Laurel,
Elise and Lily; and her great-
grandchildren, Max and Lucy; her
brother, Bert; sister, Vera Schar-
man; sister-in-law, Mary Thom-
sen; five nieces and two nephews.
Wanda was preceeded in death
by her parents; her brother, Allen;
brother-in-law, Frank Scharman;
sister-in-law, Micki Thomsen; and
her niece, Susan Thomsen.
Visitation will be held Wednes-
day, September 11, from 5:00 to
7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory
Catholic Church in Kadoka.
Funeral services will be held at
10:00 a.m. Thursday, September
12, at Our Lady of Victory
Catholic Church in Kadoka, with
Father Bryan Sorensen officiat-
Interment will be at the
Kadoka Cemetery.
A memorial has been estab-
lished. Arrangements are with the
Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.
Wanda’s online guestbook can
be viewed at www.rushfuneral-
Wanda Holcomb_________________________________
Marie Denke, age 87 of Wall,
S.D., died September 8, 2013, at
the Good Samaritan Center in
New Underwood.
Marie H. Hamann was born Oc-
tober 21, 1925, at Creighton, the
daughter of Henry and Christina
(Sieler) Hamann. She attended
high school in Hill City and grad-
uated from Black Hills School of
Business in Rapid City.
Marie was united in marriage
to Helmuth H. Denke on Novem-
ber 9, 1946. The couple lived on a
farm-ranch 10 miles north of
Creighton, where they raised six
children. In 1994, due to health
reasons, Helmuth retired and
moved to Wall where they re-
mained until moving to an as-
sisted living facility in Rapid City
in 2003.
Her husband, Helmuth, pre-
ceded her in death on March 9,
2004. Marie continued to reside in
Rapid City until moving into the
Good Samaritan Center in New
Underwood in August 2009.
Marie was a member of the
Creighton Bees Extension Club
and active in 4-H when her chil-
dren were home. She also worked
several years as a secretary and
billing clerk for Hubbard Milling
Company in Wall. Following re-
tirement, she and her husband
Helmuth enjoyed many winters in
Arizona and they were members
of the Good Sam RV Club. Marie
took up oil painting in her later
years and became quite an artist.
She won several awards with her
paintings in local contests.
Survivors include three sons,
David Denke and his wife, June,
of Casper, Wyo., Charles Denke
and his wife, Donna, of Thornton,
Colo., and Russell Denke of Cham-
berlain; three daughters, Marcia
Huether and her husband,
Wayne, of Interior, Kathy Kidd
and her husband, Jack Weber, of
Thornton, Colo., and Julie Kasier
and her husband, Larry, of Rapid
City; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-
grandchildren; one sister, Flo-
rence Smith of Torrington, Wy.;
and a host of other relatives and
Marie was preceded in death by
her husband, Helmuth, on March
9, 2004; and her parents.
Visitation will be held from 5:00
to 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 13,
at the Rush Funeral Chapel in
Funeral services will be held at
10:00 a.m. Saturday, September
14, at the First Lutheran Church
in Wall, with Pastor Curtis Gar-
land officiating.
Interment will be at the Wall
A memorial has been estab-
lished. Her online guestbook is
available at www.rushfuneral-
Marie Denke___________________________________
Mary Deis, age 90 of Philip,
S.D., died Monday, September 9,
2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Me-
morial Hospital in Philip.
Mary M. (Sahli) Deis was born
February 3, 1923 at Zeeland,
N.D., to Kasper and Julia
(Gabriel) Sahli. She and her par-
ents moved to Roscoe where she
grew up and received her educa-
Mary was united in marriage to
Larry Deis on June 6, 1945, at
Salinas, Calif. After his discharge
from the military, they made their
home in Roscoe where they both
worked for Mary’s dad at the Sahli
Red Owl Grocery Store. Their old-
est daughter, Julie, was born dur-
ing the time they were living in
In 1949, Larry and Mary moved
to Dupree where they owned and
operated Deis’ General Store until
1965. Their youngest daughter,
Leanne, was born in Dupree.
In 1966, they moved to Philip
where they owned and operated
Deis’ Food Center. In 1978, they
retired due to Larry’s health. They
treasured their time with one an-
other and with family and friends.
Their grandchildren have price-
less memories of spending their
summers with grandma and
Mary cared for Larry until his
death, March 21, 1992. Mary con-
tinued to make her home in
Philip. Shortly after Larry’s
death, she met the second love of
her life, a maltese dog named,
Baby. They shared an amazing
bond and he brought her many
years of companionship and joy.
Prayer, church, and the rosary
were a part of Mary’s daily rou-
tine. She lived her faith. Mary
spent many evenings cooking for
the local parish priest.
Mary was a member of the Sa-
cred Heart Catholic Church and
the Evening Guild Tribe 3 and
also a member of the Wheeler-
Brooks American Legion Auxil-
iary 173, all of Philip.
In her later years, Mary had
the reputation of having a lead
foot while driving through town
and she had the ability to track
anyone down by phone. We will
miss Mary’s voice on the other end
of the line.
Grateful for having shared her
life are her two daughters, Julie
Deis of El Segundo, Calif., Leanne
(Mick) Kennedy Faith; six grand-
children, Lee (Mike) Bakos, Lisa
(Richard) Galien of Manhattan
Beach, Calif., Vikki Hoven of San
Francisco, Calif., Reggie (Jacki)
Kennedy, Mikki (Dale) Haines,
and Kyle (Amy) Kennedy, all of
Faith; eight great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Barb Schwan of Ab-
erdeen and Jeanie Schmitt of
Roscoe; and one sister-in-law, De-
lores Sahli of Roscoe; and a host of
other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Larry, in 1992; her
parents; and one brother, Harold
Visitation will be held Thurs-
day, September 12, at the Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Philip,
with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian burial will be
held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Septem-
ber 13, at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, with Father Kevin
Achbach as celebrant.
Interment will be held at the
Masonic Cemetery in Philip.
A memorial has been estab-
Arrangements are with the
Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is avail-
able at www.rushfuneralhome.
Mary Deis____________________________________
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by Senator John Thune
Rising temperatures replaced
the roar of motorcycles and the
smell of state fair funnel cakes as
families across the state began an-
other school year. Back to school
ads in full swing, teachers prep-
ping classrooms and lesson plans,
and fall sports back on the news-
casts mean students and parents
are adjusting to their new rou-
Football games, marching band
practice, cross country meets and
dance competitions begin filling
up evenings calendars. Homework
assignments, tests, and group
projects keep students running
from one thing to the next.
College students wrapped up
summer jobs and internships they
used to make some much needed
cash for tuition payments and late
night pizza. The well-stocked
fridge and quiet roommates are
gone, as is the free laundry service
many enjoy while living at home.
With their cars packed up, these
young adults headed back to cam-
The back to school season is bit-
tersweet for many parents, some
of whom watched their kids go off
to school for the first time, others
saw their last child off for their
senior year of high school, and
even more are just watching their
kids grow up too quickly.
In the hustle and bustle of the
beginning of this new school year,
let us also pause to remember the
important role that parents and
teachers play in the education of
our students. Teachers play a piv-
otal role in shaping the future suc-
cess of their students; and each
and every one of us have special
memories of teachers who put in
the extra effort to help us succeed
inside and outside of the class-
We are fortunate in South
Dakota that our state offers stu-
dents a high quality education af-
fording them opportunities both
inside and outside the classroom.
The future of our state lies in the
success of our children; let’s strive
to make this year the best school
year yet in South Dakota.
September 12, 2013 • Pioneer Review 8
Philip League Bowling
Monday Night Mixed
Dakota Bar....................................3-1
Badland’s Auto..............................2-2
Handrahan Const .........................2-2
Shad’s Towing...............................1-3
Venessa Buxcel............3-10 split x 2;
Jason Petersen......................204/541
Jackie Shull.....................3-9-10 split
Carl Brown .........................3-10 split
Karen Byrd.........................3-10 split
Wednesday Morning Coffee
Jolly Ranchers ..............................4-0
State Farm....................................2-2
Cutting Edge Salon ......................2-2
Bowling Belles ..............................2-2
Little Orphans ..............................2-2
Karen Foland......................2-5-7, 2-7
........................& 3-10 splits; 159/423
Christy Park..........................166/417
Marsha Sumpter ..........4-5 split; 412
Donna King ..................................411
Sandra O’Connor .........................411
Audrey Jones...................6-7-10 split
Charlene Kjerstad.............4-5-7 split
Wednesday Nite Early
Morrison’s Haying ........................2-2
Chiefie’s Chicks ............................2-2
Dakota Bar....................................2-2
Hildebrand Concrete Const..........2-2
Lucky Strike .................................2-2
First National Bank .....................2-2
Marlis Petersen...3-10 split; 225/506
Ashley Reckling ....................184/472
Cristi Ferguson.....................192/488
Lindsey Hildebrand.....................177
Brenda Grenz...............................176
Stacey Schulz ....................3-6-7 split
Tena Slovek ..........................4-6 split
Emily Kroetch ...................4-5-7 split
MaryLynn Crary ..................2-7 split
Shar Moses ...........................2-7 split
Hwy. 14 · PhiIip
Open at 11 a.m.
- CIosed Sundays -
We have orders to go!
Thank You …
Many thanks to our neighbors,
the Jess Martin family,
Jim Oldenberg, the
Milesville Fire Department and
the Philip Fire Department for
putting out the lightning fire
on Saturday and saving our
home. 100 yards is close!
We value all of our neighbors.
Seven Blackfoot
Dave and Sandy Solberg
A minute into the Philip Home-
coming football game, the Scotties
faced a Lyman Raider 40-yard
pass play that resulted in a touch-
Despite such a disheartening
start that may have surprised few
who have followed the Scottie ver-
sus Raider historical rivalry,
Philip players pulled a devastat-
ing victory from a dark start.
In the beginning of the ensuing
high-scoring play, the Scotties
struggled to tie the score several
times, only to fall back again. Not
until the 5:53 mark of the second
quarter did Philip take the lead –
with a ‘Hail Mary’ play – and then
proceeded to not only keep the
teeter-totter score weighted to-
ward them, but eventually tipped
the scale permanently toward
Philip for a 60-36 win.
After the Raider’s initial six
points on the scoreboard and
failed extra point attempt, the
Scotties finished a march down-
field with a pass from Gavin
Brucklacher to Ryan Van Tassel
for an eight-yard touchdown. The
extra point attempt failed. Philip
squibble kicked the ball to the 38,
to then see Lyman finish an ad-
vance with a pass play of their
own for a 16-yard touchdown. An-
other Lyman pass for the conver-
sion put the Raiders ahead 6-14.
The second quarter’s 8:37 mark
saw Philip’s Paul Guptill run the
ball in eight yards for another six
points. Guptill also ran the con-
version to make the score a 14-14
tie. Just over a minute later, the
Raiders completed a 23-yard carry
to again claim the lead. The extra
point attempt failed and the score
was 14-20.
Philip used Austin Pinney’s 49-
yard run to again tie the score.
Nick Hamill’s reception of a
Brucklacher ‘Hail Mary’ conver-
sion pass put the Scotties in the
lead 22-20. Philip again squibble
kicked. The Raiders kept posses-
sion, and despite the Philip de-
fense forcing them back, broke
free with a 69-yard run for a
touchdown. A successful conver-
sion pass put the score at 22-28.
At 2:28 remaining in the first half,
Austin Pinney finished a Philip
charge with a three-yard rush to
score. Pinney also rushed for the
conversion, and the score was 30-
28. This time, Philip’s squibble
kick worked and Ben Stangle stole
the ball on the 48 yard line. At
1:14 Philip scored again, this time
with a 34-yard run by Pinney. He
ran another three for the conver-
sion and half time started with a
36-28 score.
The third quarter was one long
walk toward the goal for the Scot-
ties. Thirty-one seconds remained
when Pinney finished the trek
with a four-yard run for a touch-
down. He was given the ball again
for the conversion, and the score
was 44-28.
In the final quarter, Jacob Kam-
merer’s interception laid the
groundwork for a 50-yard Guptill
rush to the end zone. Pinney
topped it off with a successful con-
version run. The score was 52-28.
The Raiders did get a little recom-
pense with a 28-yard pass play for
a touchdown. A second pass com-
pleted the conversion. Then Gup-
till closed the box on the Raiders
with a 47-yard run to the end
zone. Pinney locked it by running
in a conversion to put the score at
The next game for the Philip
Scotties will be at 6:00 p.m. Fri-
day, September 13, at Fort Pierre
versus the Stanley County Buf-
1 2 3 4
Philip 6 36 44 60
Lyman 14 28 28 36
Rushing: Yards/Carries
Philip – 470/69. Leaders: Paul Guptill
224/31, Austin Pinney 186/24, Ryan Van Tas-
sel 37/8, Rance Johnson 5/1.
Lyman – 218/22.
Passing: Compl./Att./Yds
Philip – 5/6/96. Leaders: Gavin Bruck-
lacher 5/6/96.
Lyman – 16/105.
Tackles: Solo/Assist/Sacks
Philip – 9/11/0. Leaders: Reed Johnson
3/2/0, Ryan Van Tassel 1/4/0, Rance Johnson
2/2/0, Austin Pinney 1/2/0, Ben Stangle 2/1/0.
Fumble Recovery
Philip – 1/0. Leaders: Ben Stangle 1/0.
First Downs
Philip – 27. Lyman – 14.
Philip – 0. Lyman – 0.
Philip – 80 yards; 5 – 5 yard, 4 – 10-yard,
1 - 15-yard.
Lyman – 40; 5 – 5-yard, 0 – 10-yard, 1 –
Scottie Homecoming gridiron win
Philip’s Paul Guptill (#25) carries the ball while Gavin Brucklacher (#10) and other team mates bulldoze a path.
Del Bartels
by Coach Ralph Kroetch
Between injuries and Home-
coming, the Scottie cross country
team traveled to Faith with just
six young athletes. All six ran var-
sity as they pursued Faith’s first
offering of the Ryan Day Memo-
rial traveling trophy awarded to
champion teams in both boy’s and
girl’s varsity divisions.
With a light breeze and 98 de-
gree temperatures, most specta-
tors found shade in the few tree
lines available on Faith’s Durkee
Lake Golf Course. The first race
was the girls’ one mile youth run,
in which Philip’s Grace Pekron
placed 12th in a time of 7:35.
In the girls’ varsity race, sopho-
more Ellie Coyle paced the early
race leader Mondee Williamson,
Newell, over the first mile. Coyle
moved into the lead on a long up
hill and continued to gap the field
to race end, where she finished 59
seconds in front of now second
place Savannah Huntley, Rapid
City Christian. Coyle’s finish time
was 17:49.
Senior Allison Pekron filled the
early two spot for the Scotties,
leading her seventh grade team-
mate, Jasmine Ferguson, into her
first ever varsity race. Both ran
very well, not letting the heat
deter them from running compet-
itively throughout. Ferguson had
moved through the field, eventu-
ally overtaking Lemmon’s Amber
Ellison for the eighth place medal
and a time of 19:40. Pekron, with
a courageous finish, held off a late
challenge from Newell’s Mollie
Hanson to earn the 15th place
medal, with a time of 20:40.
This race was easily the most
hotly contested of the day, as just
two points separated the top three
teams: Newell – 14, Lemmon – 16,
Philip – 16. Lemmon’s pusher,
their fourth runner, broke the tie
and gave Lemmon second place.
With athletes’ health the most
important factor, manager Tyshia
Ferguson and injured-list Kahlen
Martin distributed water at vari-
ous locations, helping our athletes
stay cool as possible.
Sophomores Garrett Snook and
Keegan Burnett ran the Faith
boys’ varsity race for the first
time. They led their eighth grade
teammate Conner Dekker in his
first ever varsity race. Though the
heat did take a heavy toll on
Snook, he lead the Scotties
throughout, putting New Under-
wood’s Clay Farland behind him
to earn the 13th place medal.
Snook’s time was 22:24.
Burnett out ran Bison’s Josh
McKinstry for the 18th place
medal. His time was 24:17. De-
spite the heat and 20 plus minutes
of running, when Newell’s Othlelo
Sparks challenged Dekker with a
half mile remaining, Dekker an-
swered with what Coyle described
as the longest sprint she’d ever
seen. Dekker’s time of 27:25
slipped past Sparks’ 27:25.5 for
the 22nd place medal. Our young
Scotties earned sixth place.
The Scotties raced next on the
White River arena/airport Mon-
day, September 9. The Scotties
will compete Friday, September
13, on the Wall Golf Course, start-
ing at 10:00 a.m.
Scotties hot at Faith meet
Conner Dekker, above, in his first
ever varsity cross country race, won
a last half mile sprint challenge to
earn the 22nd place medal at
Faith. Ellie Coyle, right, won the
girls’ varsity race by 59 seconds.
Courtesy photos
Nancy Haigh
The lighting of the “P” took place at the dust bowl following the coronation
ceremony. King Reed Johnson performed the lighting honors. A little extra
fun at the burning of the “P” was roasting marshmallows and stomping out
The Philip Lady Scotties won all
three volleyball matches versus
the Lady Kougars, Thursday, Sep-
tember 5, at Kadoka. It was the
first match of the 2013 season. It
also happened to be Coach Kim
Bouman’s 200th career win.
The varsity team won three of
four games to determine the best
out of five.
25-16, 25-17, 18-25, 25-21
Serving: 80/96 (16 aces). Leaders: Tia
Guptill – 14/16 (5 aces), Ellie Coyle – 17/20 (3
aces), Kaci Olivier – 19/21 (2 aces).
Receiving: 65/75. Leaders: Coyle – 21/23,
Guptill – 21/24, Brett Carley – 7/7.
Setting: 92/92 (25 assists). Leaders: Madi-
son Hand – 82/82 (25 assists).
Hitting: 89/107 (32 kills). Leaders: Jordyn
Dekker – 30/33 (11 kills), Olivier – 17/18 (6
kills), Guptill – 12/15 (6 kills), Peyton
Kuchenbecker – 10/14 (5 kills).
Blocking: 9 kills. Leaders: Dekker – 4
solos, Kuchenbecker – 1 solo and 3 assists,
Lady Scotties volleyball team defeats Kadoka Kougars
Carley – 2 assists.
Digging: 80/109. Leaders: Coyle – 27,
Guptill – 13, Oliver – 13, Shay Hand – 11.
The junior varsity team won
both of its games, thus determin-
ing the best out of three.
25-9, 25-14
Serving: 46/53 (20 aces). Leaders: Court-
ney Bartlett – 18/19 (8 aces), S. Hand – 7/8 (3
aces), Ashton Reedy – 6/7 (3 aces), Guptill –
6/7 (3 aces).
Receiving: 26/29. Leaders: Peyton De-
Jong – 10/10, Coyle – 8/10, S. Hand – 5/5.
Setting: 18/18 (2 assists). Leaders: Gup-
till – 9/9 (2 assists).
Hitting: 12/14 (2 kills). Leaders: Guptill –
2/2 (1 kill), Tyana Gottsleben – 1/1 (1 kill).
Digging: 14/18. Leaders: Coyle – 6, Gup-
till – 4.
The C team won two games to
determine the best out of three.
25-7, 21-25, 15-4
Serving: 47/60 (21 aces). Leaders: Libbi
Koester – 24/26 (9 aces), Gottsleben – 7/10 (5
aces), Elise Wheeler – 11/13 (4 aces).
Receiving: 20/32. Leaders: Cheyenne
Pinney – 8/11.
Setting: 19/20 (3 assists). Leaders:
Wheeler – 6/6 (2 assists), Jaisa Snyder – 7/8
(1 assist).
Hitting: 17/19 (8 kills). Leaders: Kendal
Hook – 6/6 (4 kills), Gottsleben – 6/6 (3 kills),
Jada Jones – 1/1 (1 kills).
Blocking: 1 kill. Leaders: Sammy
Schofield – 1 solo.
Digging: 4/5.
The Lady Scotties hosted the
Jones County Lady Coyotes, Tues-
day, September 10. The Scotties’
next volleyball match will be a tri-
angular versus the Lyman
Raiders and the Stanley County
Lady Buffaloes, at Fort Pierre,
starting at 4:00 p.m.
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The 2013 gridiron cheerleaders for the Philip Scotties are, back row, from
left, Ted’Dee Buffalo, Peyton DeJong, Libbi Koester and Paige Slovek.
Front: Molly Coyle, Jenny Johnston and Jaslyn Konst. They are coached
by Debbie Sue Smith.
Del Bartels
Deb Smith
Following the Homecoming football game, the Philip Scotties and the Lyman Raiders football teams came together to say a prayer for a former teammate,
Lane Scott. Scott, originally from Presho and a Lyman Raider football player, attended Philip High School and played for the Scotties his junior year.
Scott was critically injured in a car accident in Texas where he is attending college. The accident happened in the early morning hours of September 3.
A female passenger was killed and the female driver was also injured in the accident. Area students are putting together tips and other donations to aid
the family in paying for medical expenses. The Pioneer Review will have further details in next week’s paper for those who wish to help the Scott family.
A Facebook page, Prayers for Lane Scott, has been set up so that friends and family can keep a pace with his recovery. Other fundraising info can be
viewed on that page as well.
Rival teams pray for former teammate
Nancy Haigh
The Homecoming court for 2013 were back row from left, Coy Kramer, Grady Carley, Brody Jones, Nick Hamill and Jade Berry. Front row from left are
Peyton Kuchenbecker, Caitie Pinela, Katlin Knutson, Queen Kaci Olivier, King Reed Johnson, Madison Hand and Jordyn Dekker. Crown bearers were
Hana Schofield and Evan Kroetch.
Nancy Haigh
The Philip High School mascot was on hand Tuesday night for coronation.
Inside the suit is freshman Mark Stangle.
West Central Electric representatives serve free hot dogs and bottled water as a form of customer appreciation
during a member town’s Homecoming celebration. In Philip, the food was distributed before the Scottie Home-
coming parade. Shown, from left, are lineman Nathan Drury, office personnel Kam Labrier, lineman Greg Arthur,
public relations Joe Connot and board member Marty Hansen.
Del Bartels
Youth football sweeps first games
The Eagles youth football teams manned by Wall, Philip and Kadoka players competed in their first regular season
games in Rapid City, Saturday, September 7. All three age-bracket teams faced off against their Broncos counter-
parts out of Rapid City. The Mighty Mites played the first game, beating their opponents 38-0. The Junior Peewee's
played next, and also out scored the Broncos 38-0. Finishing up the day’s games were the PeeWee's, winning
there game 38-6. Shown is Lane Kuchenbecker (#24) running the ball, eventually scoring a touchdown.
Courtesy photo
Open road for some
Though N. Wood Avenue is not open to all traffic yet, some have found it
excellent for exhibition driving ... that is for remote controlled cars. The dirt
mound was perfect for off-roading, sidewalk ramps added uphill access
and curbs offered downhill air time. Of course tweaking the carburator
every now and then just added perfection. Shown, from left, are Colten
Triebwasser, Devin Lindermann, Brock Hanson and Taylor Hanson.
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The Philip High School Alumni
Hall of Fame added two new
members during Homecoming
The alumni board reviews all
nominations. Individuals must be
a graduate of Philip High School
and must have made or be making
an exemplary contribution to soci-
ety or a positive impact on our
Amy Leigh
(Piroutek) Hogue
Because her doctor’s duties had
her on call, she could not be pres-
ent to accept the award. Her
mother, Gayla Piroutek, did so for
her. Her family will be moving in
January to Sioux Falls.
Graduated 1998 from PHS.
Graduated from University of
Notre Dame magna cum laude.
Doctorated from University of
Iowa Roy J. & Lucille A. Carver
College of Medicine. Was Univer-
sity of Iowa Family Medicine In-
terest Group co-president
2004-2006. Received post doctoral
training at Memorial Family Med-
icine Residency Program in South
Bend, Ind. – chief resident 2006-
Honors and awards include
Notre Dame Honors Scholar 1998-
2002, Distinguished Woman
Award University of Notre Dame
2002, National Health Service
Corps Scholarship 2002-2006,
Iowa Academy of Family Physi-
cians Outstanding Student Award
Her employment includes 2007-
2009 Memorial Emergency Physi-
cians, Inc. at South Bend, Ind. She
is currently a family physician at
Muskegon Family Care in South
Bend, Ind. Since January of 2011
she is the clinic director of obstet-
rics and midwifery programs
Hogue and her husband, Joe,
have two children, Jacob and Ely.
Her parents are Dan and Gayla
Piroutek, Milesville.
Paul E. Newman
In accepting his award, New-
man related a story about his
many career projects and tremen-
dous work-related travels. A
woman once gave her condolances
to his wife that he just could not
seem to keep a job.
Graduated 1961 from PHS. Re-
ceive degree in engineering from
the South Dakota School of Mines
and Technology in 1965. Pursued
private training and federal train-
ing throughout his career. Was se-
lected by the veterans administra-
tion or specialized training in
1977; one of 60 out of 200,000 can-
His honors and awards include,
elected to the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers as associ-
ate member 1966, Resident Engi-
neer of the Year award from the
American Society of Civil Engi-
neers’ construction division and
contract administration 1985,
commendation from Department
of Veterans Affairs for work on
Replacement Medical Center in
Minneapolis, Minn., 1990; he was
the senior resident engineer on
that project, moderated at the
American Society of Civil Engi-
neers construction congress resi-
dent engineer symposium 1989,
chaired two construction congress
He began professional employ-
ment in Ft. Meade as an engineer-
ing aide in 1965. Resident
engineer on projects at various lo-
cations including Hines Ill,. Gulf-
port and Biloxi, Miss., and Wood,
Wis., 1966-1975. From 1975 to re-
tirement in 2000 was senior resi-
dent engineer on all projects.
These projects were in Boise, Id.,
Richmond, Va,, Minneapolis,
Minn., Nashville, Tenn., Dallas,
Tx., and Tulsa, Ok. During these
periods he also performed nursing
home inspections, on-site inspec-
tions and trouble shooting for the
Projects under his direct super-
vision totaled more than three
quarter of a billion dollars.
Philanthropic contributions in-
clude: served on church boards
and other church functions in all
locations lived, director and treas-
urer of Tennessee Grace Works –
helping people in need of food,
medicine and housing, soccer com-
missioner in Richmond, Va.,
coached soccer 1977-1982, still
contributes both financially and
administratively to various organ-
izations working to find a cure for
leukemia which claimed the life of
his eldest son, Jeff.
He and his wife, Dorothy Kay,
have two children, Brian and
Julie, and have four grandchil-
PHS Hall of Fame inductees
Surrounded by Philip High School 1961 classmates and teachers. Back row,
from left: Rick King, Donald Schofield, Linda Stilwell and instructor Mike
West. Front: Kay Sieler, 2013 PHS Hall of Fame Inductee Paul E. Newman,
and Elvera Moos.
Del Bartels
State 4-H Rodeo Finals
Emilee Pauly, center, Wall, earned first place in the jun-
ior girls’ goat tying with a time of 15.74 on two runs.
Mazee Pauly, not pictured, Wall, earned eighth place
in the senior girls’ goat tying in a time of 15.87 in two
runs, and earned ninth place in the senior girls’ poles
in a time of 41.903 in two runs. Jaicee Williams, Wall,
earned eighth place in junor girls’ goat tying with a time
of 20.58 for two runs. Trista Reinhert, Wall, earned sev-
enth place in junior girls’ poles in a time of 44.494 for
two runs.
Sage Gabriel, right, Quinn, earned third place in the
junior girls’ poles with a time of 43.866 on two runs.
Wyatt Schaak, left, Wall, earned second place in the
senior boys steer wrestling with a time of 12.78 for two
runs. He also earned 10th place in the senior boys’ tie
down with a time of 114.86 on two runs.
Courtesy photos
Wynn Schaak, center, Wall, earned fourth place in the
junor boys’ breakaway with a time of 7.68 on two runs.
Del Bartels
Jacob Kammerer, center, Philip, earned fourth place in
the senior boys’ saddle bronc with a time of 124 on two
Scottie junior high unfeated
The Philip Scotties junior high football team went up against the Wall Ea-
gles, September 2, defeating them 22-20. The Scotties then hosted the New
Underwood Tigers, September 3, defeating them 38-0. Shown is the Scottie
defense out-numbering and out-positioning a New Underwood ball carrier.
Courtesy photo
Members and guests gathered
on Sunday, Septemer 8, for the
40th anniversary of the Bad River
Senior Citizen’s Center.
The potluck dinner was attended
by approximately 75 attendees. As
master of ceremonies, Marion Matt
introduced the center’s directors
and recognized the four remaining
charter members – Dorothy Stahl,
Thelma Heltzel, Dorothy Urban
and Emily Reedy. Also honored
was Betty Smith, who served 35
years as a blood pressure nurse at
the center.
Philip Mayor Mike Vetter gave
an official welcome. Shirley Par-
sons read aloud the poem “When
I’m an Old Lady.”
Matt recognized the quilt tying
group ladies who sew jean quilts
for the Hugs From Home project.
The Community Betterment Com-
mittee was recognized for dona-
tions to the center. John Solon,
Kadoka rancher and poet, had
written the poem “The Cowboy
Jeans” for the project, and Rae
Crowser read it for the audience.
Matt read a brief history of the cen-
In honor of its 40 years, Roger
Porch provided entertainment of
trivia questions and songs from the
1973 era.
Before the meeting closed for a
social time of cake and ice cream,
the directors gave appreciation for
all who participate in and donate to
the center. The center is here and
in a debt free condition because of
the good money management from
past and current members.
Senior center’s 40th anniversary
September 12, 2013 • Pioneer Review 11
by Sonia Nemec
Something as simple as a drive
in the country can take you off on
a journey to places you have never
seen before. That’s exactly what
happened as Jerry and I took off
on one of those country drives
we’ve come to enjoy.
We headed north on Highway
14, turning east on the Bad River
Road then down the Van Metre
road, driving past what once had
been the lively town of Van Metre.
Now only prairie grasses with no
signs showing of a town ever hav-
ing been there.
Crossing the railroad track and
Bad River, we headed up the
south road, then turning on the
first gravel road to the east. Our
journey took us on a rather wind-
ing, hilly road, and there, nestled
in the valley below was a little
country church with a cemetery
nearby and a homestead off to the
south. The name Immanuel was
written across the arch, above the
gate to that old cemetery. There
was just something peaceful about
that picturesque scene, with its
history and its stories to tell.
That old church, now silent,
rests near White Clay Creek in
the middle of Jones County. As we
sat there for a time, quietly taking
in the scene before us, of an old
country church with a cemetery
nearby, I couldn’t help but wonder
who were those folks, whose jour-
ney was the story of that old coun-
try church?
With a desire to learn the story
of that old country church, I got
out the Jones County history
book, “Proving Up,” and there on
page 44 began the story of the Im-
manuel Lutheran Church, 1907-
1968, by Dorothe Boe. Dorothe,
her husband, Knute, and their
family were members of that
church. Dorothe and Knute have
since passed away and are buried
at that little cemetery. Dorothe
wrote that the Immanuel
Lutheran Ladies Aid was first or-
ganized in July 1907 under the
name of Helping Hand Society. As
I continued reading, I couldn’t
help but think that was an appro-
priate name as they helped with
many worthwhile causes in the
neighborhood. Like many commu-
nities during that era, meetings
were held in homes and school-
houses. On September 4, 1907, the
society voted to hire two pastors
who would take turns holding
services. They were to be paid two
dollars for every service held. In
1912, Reverend H. Jensson was
called to serve as a permanent
pastor, coming from Midland once
a month.
New homesteaders kept moving
into the community, many of them
Scandinavians of Lutheran de-
nomination. The society pro-
gressed and grew. Dorothe wrote
that in the fall of 1908 the Norwe-
gian ladies formed an aid society
by themselves, calling it the
United Lutheran Ladies Aid with
12 members enrolled. “This his-
tory of the ladies aid and church
could hardly be separated,” wrote
Dorothe, “as they go hand in hand
down through the years.”
As I read Dorothe’s history of
that church, I was once again re-
minded of those pioneer folks,
working together and supporting
each other, with thoughts of a
church for worship not far from
their mind.
Work toward building the
church began in 1908. Knowing it
would be no easy task, but believ-
ing it to be a worthy cause, they
moved forward. In the spring of
1914 they had their first bazaar to
raise monies toward building a
church. Those bazaars were an
annual event with the exception of
1918, when the First World War
was in progress.
The ladies decided to drop the
aid work and knit and sew for the
Red Cross, so no bazaar was held
that year. “Eight boys were called
for the First World War from our
midst,” wrote Dorothe, “and only
two of those eight came home
The spring of 1918, Reverend
Jensson resigned and move to
Canada. Reverend O. H. Olson
was then called and took charge
the summer of 1918, serving the
churches of Midland, Deep Creek,
Nowlin and the Van Metre
church, which was Immanuel
By the end of the year 1923,
they had accumulated more than
$1,700, so they decided to start
building a church in the coming
year, beside the cemetery which
had already been started. Im-
manuel Cemetery was built on
land donated by Iver Monson.
In looking through the records
of the cemetery,
Barbra (Boe) God-
frey found that the
first burial was in
1909. It was that of
George Albert An-
derson, a six-year-
old child, son of P.
A. and Ida Ander-
She found it in-
teresting to note
that in the records
of the ladies aid, it
told, “On July 12,
1919, there was an
ice cream social
held at the Anker
home for the pur-
pose of raising
money to buy a
fence around the
cemetery. The in-
come was $22.20.
In 1920, there was
another ice cream
social at Anker’s
for the same pur-
pose. The proceeds
from the social was
$42.46 ($64.66 had
been accumulated
from both socials).
The ladies aid de-
cided to pay the
balance out of
their treasury.
They paid J. F. An-
derson Lumber Co.
$87.25 for material
to build the fence.”
I smiled, as I
read of the sur-
prise party and
h a n d k e r c h i e f
shower in Septem-
ber 1935 in honor
of their three old-
est members, Mrs.
Iver Monson, Mrs.
G. A. Nelson and
Mrs. O. H. Liffen-
gren. For the most
part, Kleenex tis-
sue has replaced
handkerchiefs in
this fast-paced
world we live in.
October 24,
1926, was the first
confirmation class
in that newly built
church, with
Dorothe Liffengren
Boe being a member of that class.
I found it interesting to note that
Irvin Severson, was also a mem-
ber of that confirmation class.
Also of interest in this area,
Mrs. Ray Livermore donated a
piano in 1940; her parents had
given her that piano many years
previous. She gave it in memory of
her mom with the stipulation it
remain in the church and never be
sold. In visiting with Deloris
(Nordin) Iversen about the history
of that church, I asked if the piano
was still there. She said someone
had taken it from the church and
so they began locking its doors.
Deloris’ parents were Albin and
Ethel Nordin and her grandpar-
ents were Charlie and Betsy
Nordin, all of who went to Im-
Gus Larson was only six weeks
old when his dad died in the 1918
flu epidemic. His dad was a
brother to Deloris’ grandmother,
Betsy Nordin. Gus came from St.
Paul, Minn. around the age of 11,
living with Deloris’ grandparents
and her parents. “He was like a
brother to me,” said Deloris. Gus
went to school in Van Metre and
when in confirmation he rode
horse back 11 miles to the Im-
manuel Lutheran Church for
classes and was confirmed in that
Gus met his future bride-to-be,
Lucy Bonhorst, after coming to
the Van Metre area. Deloris re-
membered the time when she and
Barbra (Boe) Godfrey and Bar-
bra’s cousin, Ida (Liffengren)
Jansen packed a picnic lunch and
headed for the cemetery. They
measured for a fence around the-
cemetery and other things that
needed doing. Jim Bierle’s twin
brother, Johnny, died from
leukemia at 18 months and is
buried at that cemetery. Their
dad, Jake, worked on the railroad
and their family lived in Van
Metre at that time.
I drove to the home of Deloris
Iversen at Murdo, a while back,
and Barbra Godfrey came from
Rapid City. In listening as they
shared stories of their memories of
that church, you felt their deep
love and respect, for those ances-
tors who were such a huge part of
that old country church.
Barbra’s parents were Knute
and Dorothe Boe and her grand-
parents were Roald and Gjorgine
Boe and Ole and Barbo Liffen-
gren. As Barbra
and I shared sto-
ries of Pastor
Arvid Myhrwold
and his wife,
Adeline, we
learned both of
us were con-
firmed by Pastor
Myhrwold. Fay
Hunt was in
Barbra’s confir-
mation class, as
were Gaylen and
Belva Noldner
and Sharon and
Beverly Rust.
I shared with
Deloris and Bar-
bra a conversa-
tion I’d recently
had by phone
with Adeline
Myhrwold. Bar-
bra’s mom,
Dorothe, had in-
vited the
Myhrwold fam-
ily to their home
following church
services on this
particular Sun-
day. It began to
rain while they
were there, and
with the road to
their place being
downhill from
the main road,
they weren’t
able to make it
home. They
were there for
three days and
having run out
of formula for
C h r i s t i n e ,
Dorothe gave
Adeline some
milk. “Guess it
didn’t hurt her,”
laughed Ade-
line, “she grew
into a fine,
healthy, young
lady.” Barbra
had a picture of
church camp at
Nemo in 1957.
In that picture
of a whole lot of
kids and camp
leaders, Pastor
Myhrwold was one, was Barbra,
Bev Sheeley and me. Arvid turned
92 in June and Adeline is 84 and
they live with their daughter
Freda in Minneapolis, Minn.
The similarities between Im-
manuel Lutheran Church and the
Deep Creek Lutheran Church,
where I grew up, are most inter-
esting. In the early years of those
two churches, Sunday morning
services were in Norwegian, the
afternoon services were in English
and a potluck dinner was served
in between. In both churches the
men sat on the right side and
women and children on the left.
Dorothy made the comment she
wanted to sit on Grandpa Nordin’s
lap, but had to stay on the side
with the women and kids.
While getting ready for those
bazaars and dinners, those ladies
were busy sewing garments of all
kinds. And, don’t forget those
homemade quilts for those cold
winter nights. The ladies of Im-
manuel Lutheran would do up
quilt squares and then get to-
gether to make them into a quilt
to be auctioned off at those
baazars. Barbra has a box with
many, or most, of square quilt
pieces, from over those years, and
talked of getting them made into
a quilt at some point. Now that
would be what I would call a
“memory maker.”
My most vivid memory of the
Deep Creek bazaars was of my
Aunt Esther Schanzenbach with
her embroidered pillow cases and
Mildred Sandal with her embroi-
dered dishtowels. Both did beauti-
ful work and watching their
expressions during the lively bid-
ding for those pillowcases and
dish towel, it was almost as if they
were in competition to see whose
would bring the most money for
the church.
One difference between those
two churches is Immanuel
Lutheran sits in a valley and Deep
Creek sits atop a high hill. Though
Immanuel Lutheran has been
closed since around 1978, Deloris
continued to care for the church,
until failing eye sight made it too
difficult. But, her heart still be-
longs to that old country church
and she has been known to say,
“It’s the most peaceful place in the
Families who lived at the old
homestead at one time were the
Monsons and the Ankers. Dr.
Knox, a dentist coming to Murdo
in 1948-49, owned it at one time.
Now the homestead and sur-
rounding area, all but for the
church and the cemetery, are
owned by Ted Turner. The family
of Knute and Dorothe Boe still
own the home place and the land
of their childhood, having family
gatherings there from time to
time. Their daughter, Barbra, her
husband Bob Godfrey, and some-
times some of their grown chil-
dren, come from Rapid City
mowing the cemetery and church
area. They do it because, “The peo-
ple there are gone but not forgot-
ten. They are our forefathers. Let
us not abandon their place of
Not wanting to see the church
sold, Deloris went on a campaign
to save the church. In 1982, Ida
(Liffengren) Jansen drew a pencil
drawing of the church and ceme-
tery onto note cards and painted a
large oil painting of the church
and cemetery. Ida’s dad, Helmer
Liffengren and Barbra’s, mom,
Dorothe, were brother and sister.
Chances were sold on that oil
painting and boxes of those note
cards were sold, with monies used
in the restoration of the church.
Deloris told of a fellow hunting
on the Iversen place, she had sold
him some chances, and when it
was time for the drawing, his
name had been drawn. She called
to tell him and to ask for his ad-
dress. He told her to keep the
painting that it would mean more
to her then to him, that he’d just
wanted to help with the church.
And so, on a wall in the living
room of Deloris’ house, hangs that
large beautiful oil painting of the
church and cemetery.
Once again there’s a similarity
between those two churches, Im-
manuel Lutheran with its paint-
ing by Ida Jansen hanging on a
wall of Deloris Iversen’s home and
a large framed night scene photo
of a full moon in a deep blue sky
over the Deep Creek Church,
taken by well known photogra-
pher, Greg Latza, auctioned off at
one of the bazaars and hanging on
a wall in the home of my cousin,
Carmen (Roseth) Alleman. Both to
raise monies for the churches of
their ancestors!
It’s been quite a journey from
that drive in the country to those
stories shared by Deloris and Bar-
bar. My hope is that I’ve done jus-
tice to that old country church,
called Immanuel Lutheran, with
it stories and its memories, of
those hearty Scandinavian pio-
neers who were such a part of that
church in the valley.
When fighting to save that
church and in an article written
by Dennis Gale, Deloris was
known to say, “I don’t think God
himself wants this church taken
out of here.” That church still
stands in that valley in Jones
County, as a silent reminder of
those early pioneers.
My thanks to Deloris and Bar-
bra! It’s been a journey I’ll not
soon forget!
Immanuel Lutheran, a hidden treasure
Courtesy Photo
Barbra (Boe) Godfrey and Deloris (Nordin) Iversen.
An early day photo of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Courtesy Photo
Courtesy Photo
A sketch of Immanuel Lutheran Church by Ida Liffengren Jansen in 1982. The sketch was as part of a fundraiser
fpr xwrestoration funds.
Courtesy Photo
The altar in Immanuel Lutheran
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Legal Notices
September 12, 2013 • Pioneer Review 12
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.
Proceedings of
Haakon County
September 3, 2013
The Haakon County Board of Commis-
sioners met at 1:03 PM on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 3, 2013. A quorum was
established with Chairman Stephen
Clements, Vice Chairman Tom Radway,
Members Gary Snook, Nicholas Konst
and Edward Briggs in attendance. State’s
Attorney Gay Tollefson, Auditor Pat Free-
man, Deputy Auditor Carla Smith, Regis-
ter of Deeds Traci Radway, Highway
Superintendent Kenny Neville, Highway
Administrative Secretary Val Williams,
Sheriff Fred Koester, Emergency Man-
ager Lola Roseth, Department of Public
Safety Regional Coordinator Tyler
Spomer, CHN/WIC Nurse Heidi Burns,
Larry Gabriel, Marvin Coleman and Pio-
neer Review Representative Nancy
Haigh were also present.
The August 6, 2013, Regular Meeting
Minutes were read. Commissioner
Nicholas Konst made a motion to approve
these minutes. It was seconded by Com-
missioner Gary Snook with all in agree-
A motion was made by Commissioner
Gary Snook to approve the August 13,
2013, Special Meeting Minutes with the
following correction: Add “#6 $500 PAY –
insurance increase only – 50% ROD
Deputy, 80% LIB, 75% EM” at the bottom
of page 3. Commissioner Ed Briggs sec-
onded with all in agreement.
Larry Gabriel and Marvin Coleman were
present at the meeting to visit with the
commission about the width of the road
north of Coleman’s. They reported that
they had measured it and found it to be
less than 15 feet wide. Gabriel stated in
visiting with the Department of Trans-
portation, a road with less than 400 vehi-
cles a day traveling it, the speed limit is
45 mph and the road should be 20 feet
wide. At 60 mph they should be 22 feet
wide and all roads should have 2 foot
shoulders. Their concerns were that a lot
of wide machinery travels down these
roads with no warning vehicle in front.
This is a dangerous situation. Highway
Superintendent Kenny Neville stated that
he would go and check the road and re-
port back to the commission in detail. It
would be possible to widen the road but
concerns were expressed about having to
move fence lines and how landowners
would respond. It was put to the commis-
sion that an ordinance could be adopted
making it a requirement to have a front
warning vehicle when moving large
equipment and even when moving cattle
along county roads. The commission will
visit with State’s Attorney Tollefson to see
if that can be done. Both Mr. Gabriel and
Mr. Coleman stated this concern would
be one that they would pursue and would
be looking forward to a solution to the
Emergency Manager Lola Roseth gave
her quarterly report. She was accompa-
nied by Department of Public Safety Re-
gional Coordinator Tyler Spomer. There
was discussion on Homeland Security
Grants which are usually competitive
grants and we compete with 14 other
counties. She also reported that they will
have a mandatory exercise in 2014. Their
fiscal year ends on September 30, 2013.
Her Emergency Manager Conference
starts on Monday, September 9, 2013.
There are courses scheduled for (NIMS)
National Incident Management System
which can also be taken online. She re-
quested the commissioners look into
these courses so that they will be familiar
with the process in the event of a national
incident. It is not a requirement of FEMA
to take the courses but is highly recom-
mended for individuals involved when
handling an emergency.
County Health Nurse Heidi Burns gave
her quarterly report. She stated that they
are now using text to notify clients and it
is working quite well. They are now work-
ing on pre-natal education. There will also
be a small (POD) Point of Dispensing ex-
ercise at school in late fall. Numbers of
participants remain much the same each
month. Heidi has been doing some trav-
eling and helping out other offices. She
expressed that she was fortunate to be
with the Haakon County program.
Register of Deeds Traci Radway met with
the commission to inform them that she
would be out of M & P Funds to pay
salary for scanning the books in her of-
fice. This is considered contract labor and
would be paid out of professional fees in
the Register of Deeds budget. The
amount needed to get through the year
would be $3,776.00. A motion was made
by Commissioner Nicholas Konst to
transfer from 101-112 Contingency into
101-163-422.00 Professional Fees. The
motion was seconded by Vice Chairman
Tom Radway. Motion carried.
The hearing for the supplement of the
201 Highway budget in the amount of
$68,607.68 with SWAP money, had no
objections. Commissioner Gary Snook
made a motion to approve the supple-
ment. Commissioner Ed Briggs seconded
the motion. Motion carried.
A copy of the approved provisional
budget was given to each commissioner.
It was discussed about when to come in
to approve the 2014 Annual Budget. It will
be printed in the September 5th and 12th
legal newspapers. Tuesday, September
24, 2013, at 4:00 PM would be the next
special meeting to make the final ap-
proval of the 2014 budget. This must be
done by the end of September. It is then
sent to the Department of Revenue for
approval. At this time, the cash balance
sheets for the 101 General and the 201
Highway Funds were reviewed and dis-
cussed. The commission was informed
that the (101-120) Elections budget would
need to be supplemented due to having
to purchase a laptop computer for the
new TotalVote program. The Auditor’s Of-
fice is required to fax every voter’s regis-
tration card to the South Dakota
Secretary of State’s office. There will be
electronic poll books used for the next
elections. There will be more information
on the changes. Auditor Freeman thought
an article in the paper would be a good
way to explain the changes. The other
budget would be the (233-161) Court-
house Building budget. This needed to be
supplemented because of the sprinkler
system that was put in by Lurz Plumbing.
It will not take long for the system to pay
for itself due to the hours of time invested
in moving hand sprinklers by the custo-
dian. It will be set on a timer, will save on
water and will be far more efficient. The
233 Courthouse Building Fund has
$23,525.65 in cash. Commissioner Ed
Briggs motioned to supplement the
budget in the amount of $12,500.00.
Commissioner Gary Snook seconded the
motion. Motion carried. It was decided to
table the (101-120) Elections budget sup-
plement until the charges for the installa-
tion of the equipment is known.
Vice Chairman Tom Radway made a mo-
tion to approve a bake sale requested by
Lacy Puhlman. It would be held on Sep-
tember 21, 2013, in Midland, SD, for the
benefit of Crohns Disease Foundation.
Commissioner Nicolas Konst seconded
the motion with all in agreement.
Haakon County Sheriff Fred Koester
gave his monthly report to the commis-
sion. His report consists of arrests for the
month, citations issued, accidents, civil
papers served, livestock on road and mis-
cellaneous calls for service. No individual
is ever mentioned and it is only the num-
ber of calls in the above categories.
The following August 2013 fuel bids were
Courthouse: None
Highway Dept:
08-12-13 Fitzgerald Oil ........$3.48 No. 2
08-12-13 Cenex...................$3.53 No. 2
08-21-13 Fitzgerald Oil ........$3.43 No. 2
08-21-13 Cenex...................$3.40 No. 2
08-27-13 Fitzgerald Oil ........$3.45 No. 2
08-27-13 Cenex...................$3.57 No. 2
08-27-13 Fitzgerald Oil ..........$3.55 Gas
08-27-13 Cenex.....................$3.49 Gas
Highway Superintendent Kenny Neville
gave his monthly report to the commis-
sion. Administrative Secretary Val
Williams was also present. There was
discussion on a 3 ton axle weight limit
bridge out by Terry Hands. Commissioner
Ed Briggs had talked with Terry. He asked
if it would be possible to replace the
bridge. The bridge is not on the system to
be repaired but is still on the county road
system. Several options were talked
about and finally, it was determined that
Commissioner Briggs would notify Terry
Hand to leave the bridge alone and make
his own crossing. This was also an option
that Terry had mentioned. Superintendent
Neville informed the commission that
there were 42 bridges left in the system
to be inspected every two years by the
(DOT) Department of Transportation.
Secretary Val Williams informed the com-
mission that the highway could possibly
be over budget by the end of the year.
They will monitor it closely. Neville also in-
formed the commission that he would be
back at work full time in two weeks.
Two highway workers were eligible for
their step increases. Lucas Neville was at
his 3 month step, raising him from $11.10
per hour to $12.51 per hour. Richie Baye
is eligible for his 6 month step increase
from $12.51 to $13.91 per hour. A motion
was made by Nicholas Konst to approve
the above step increases. Vice Chairman
Tom Radway seconded the motion with
all in agreement. Commissioner Nicolas
Konst asked the question of when the
county worker is required to have their
CDL license. It does not state in the Per-
sonnel Policy Manual about a CDL re-
quirement for county highway workers. It
is stated on the highway application and
in the ads placed in the newspaper that it
is a requirement to have it by the third
month of employment.
TJ Luke & Sons will be coming to Haakon
County to crush gravel soon. Their previ-
ous plan to crush gravel for another
county has been cancelled. They will be
in Haakon County sooner than planned.
This will be paid with SWAP Funds.
The Auditor’s Account with the County
Treasurer was presented as taxes for the
month of June 2013.
Haakon County Certificates of
Deposit .............................235,000.00
Haakon County Library Certificate of
Deposit ...............................62,390.51
Cash Management Fund...1,185,809.54
Bank Balance...........................1,519.68
Checks & Cash on Hand........18,998.44
The Auditor’s Account with the County
Treasurer was presented as taxes for the
month of July 2013.
Haakon County Certificates of
Deposit .............................235,000.00
Haakon County Library Certificate of
Deposit ...............................62,482.84
Cash Management Fund...1,135,985.28
Bank Balance...........................1,363.01
Checks & Cash on Hand..........5,827.40
The Gross Courthouse Salary & Pay-
roll Warrants for the month of August
Commissioners Wages ............2,820.00
Auditor’s Office.........................4,935.69
Treasurer’s Office.....................4,038.89
State’s Attorney’s Office ...........3,655.84
Director of Equalization............2,858.89
Register of Deeds ....................3,897.29
Janitor ......................................2,029.28
Veteran’s Office...........................583.33
Sheriff’s Office..........................5,480.87
Weed Supervisor.........................845.04
Highway Department..............26,591.39
WIC and Health Nurse Sec......1,617.92
Librarians .................................1,917.00
Extension Secretary.................1,398.30
Emergency Management .........1,067.64
Wellmark Blue Cross
Blue Shield...........................9,636.34
Dearborn National Life ................114.66
Special Insurance Services......1,349.81
AFLAC, premium.........................333.18
Colonial Life ................................124.62
SD Retirement System.............6,229.98
Office of Child Support ................400.00
Delta Dental ................................795.66
Vision Service Plan .....................162.08
First National Bank
SS & WH............................13,311.67
The following were presented for August
Entities & August Expenses paid in Sep-
tember of 2013:
Haakon School Dist #27-1, August 2013
Kadoka School Dist #35-2, August 2013
Apportionment .........................116.70
Cities & Towns
City of Philip, August 2013 Apportion-
ment ....................................4,016.96
Town of Midland, August 2013 Appor-
tionment ..............................2,035.74
Water District
West River Water Develop Dist, August
2013 Apportionment ..................53.34
Fire Districts
Midland Fire Protection Dist, August
2013 Apportionment ...................2.33
Milesville Fire District, August 2013 Ap-
portionment ............................117.88
Total Checks.........................10,068.01
State Motor Vehicle
State Treasurer, State Motor Vehicle
Amt Held ...........................36,475.09
Birth & Death Fees
State Treasurer, Birth & Death Cert Amt
Held ........................................230.00
Law Library
LexisNexis Matthew Bender, Law Li-
brary Amt Held .........................76.89
Held ..........................................64.00
Fire Premium Distribution
Midland Fire Protection Dist, Fire Pre-
mium Refund .......................1,728.45
Milesville Fire District, Fire Premium Re-
fund .....................................1,448.16
Philip Fire Protection Dist, Fire Premium
Refund .................................5,045.20
Quinn Fire District, Fire Premium Re-
fund .....................................1,121.15
Total Checks.........................46,188.94
McLeod’s Printing & Supply,
Supplies ..................................114.24
Pioneer Review Inc, Publ ............586.64
McLeod’s Printing & Supply,
Supplies ...................................38.08
HCS, Office Equipment ...........1,454.00
Century Business Leasing, Inc., Maint -
Copier .....................................177.12
First National Bank, FNB BCBS Wire
Trans Fee .................................10.00
Golden West Tele Co, Tele..........195.02
McLeod’s Printing & Supply,
Supplies .................................190.45
HCS, Equipment .....................1,590.48
SDACO, Travel ..........................165.00
SDACO, Prof Fees/Computer
Support ...................................100.00
US Postal Service, Supplies ......574.10
Golden West Tele Co, Tele............72.79
McLeod’s Printing & Supply,
Supplies ...................................38.08
Pioneer Review Inc, Supplies ......36.00
Patti Rhodes, Supplies .................19.96
HCS, Professional Fees ...............60.00
HCS, Equipment .....................1,322.31
SDACO, Travel ..........................165.00
State’s Attorney
Jessica Paulson, Transcription/
Discovery Compli .....................53.20
Tollefson Law Office, Office
Tollefson Law Office, Tele .............75.00
City of Philip, Utilities .................322.90
Coyle's Super Valu, Supplies .....130.62
Heartland Paper Co, Supplies .....38.84
Ingram Hardware, Supplies .........83.90
Kone Inc, Professional Fees...... 237.05
Lurz Plumbing, Repairs &
Maint ......................................236.55
MG Oil Co, Supplies ....................29.80
Petersen's Variety, Supplies ...........5.98
Servall Uniform, Supplies ...........197.85
Walker Refuse Inc, Utilities ..........72.50
Director of Equalization
Golden West Tele Co, Tele..........170.43
Ingram Hardware, Supplies ...........4.49
Jackson Co, Treasurer Travel ......62.90
McLeod’s Printing & Supply,
Supplies ...................................38.08
Toni Rhodes Travel ......................23.02
Register of Deeds
Century Business Leasing, Inc.,
Supplies .................................172.98
Golden West Tele Co, Tele..........105.44
McLeod’s Printing & Supply,
Supplies .................................131.36
Microfilm Imaging Systems Inc,
Professional Fees ..................200.00
SDACO, Travel ..........................165.00
Veterans Service
Terry Deuter, Travel ....................108.50
Golden West Tele Co, Tele............44.09
AT&T Mobility, Utilities ..................85.02
Capital One Bank, Fuel ..............115.10
Coyle’s Standard, Fuel ...............226.05
Golden West Tele Co, Utilities ....136.69
McLeod’s Printing & Supply,
Supplies ...................................38.08
MG Oil Company, Fuel ...............351.35
MG Oil Company, Travel ................3.79
Petersen's Variety, Supplies .........31.25
Regional Health, Coroner ..........379.00
Support of Poor
BH Orthopedic & Spine Center, Prof
Services ...................................28.51
CHC of The Black Hills, Prof
Services ...................................76.06
Dakota Radiology, Prof Services ..23.98
The Medicine Shoppe #0461,
Prof Services ..........................143.34
Philip Health Services, Prof
Services .................................252.00
Mentally Ill
Audra Malcomb, Consulting Inc Prof
Services ...................................85.50
Radiology Associates Prof LLC, Prof
Services ...................................25.83
State Treasurer, Prof Services....603.53
DEMCO, Library Supplies ..........152.42
Haakon County Public Library, Library
Supplies .................................170.13
Resource Mate Customer Support, An-
nual Dues & Membership
Fees .......................................153.00
Extension Service
Carrie Weller, Travel ..................121.26
Golden West Tele Co, Tele............56.62
Sheryl Hansen, Travel ..................13.64
Weed Control
McLeod’s Printing & Supply,
Supplies ...................................38.08
Road & Bridge
AT&T Mobility, Utilities ..................46.45
Cenex Harvest States, Supplies ...32.00
Cenex Harvest States, Fuel ....6,238.10
D&T Auto Parts, Repairs &
Maint .........................................89.69
D&T Auto Parts, Supplies .............11.36
Dale’s Tire & Retreading Inc,
Supplies ..............................2,578.56
Dware Inc, Travel .........................85.00
Eddies Truck Sales Inc, Repairs & Maint
Fitzgerald Oil Co, Supplies ........782.25
Fitzgerald Oil Co, Fuel ..........12,454.25
Godfrey Brake Service, Repairs & Maint
Godfrey Brake Service, Supp .......29.72
Golden West Tele Co, Phone......255.21
Grossenburg Implement Inc,
Supplies ...................................79.30
Heartland Waste Management Inc,
Utilities ......................................26.50
Ingram Hardware, Supplies .......150.88
Inland Truck Parts Company, Repairs &
Maint ......................................366.16
Kennedy Implement & Auto Co, Repairs
& Maint .......................................2.59
Kimball Midwest, Supplies .........207.25
Konst Machine, Supplies .............40.21
Town of Midland, Utilities .............25.00
Rockmount Research & Alloys,
Supplies ..............................1,465.94
SDACO, Travel ..........................165.00
True North Steel, Supplies ....10,391.07
Walker Refuse Inc, Utilities ..........72.50
Walker Automotive, Repairs &
Maint ......................................655.00
West River Water Develop Dist,
Utilities ......................................92.50
Zeeb Pharmacy, Supplies ..............2.43
Centurylink, 911 ..........................115.10
ESCC, 911 ..............................2,764.80
Golden West Tele Co, 911 .........484.49
Emergency & Disaster
Golden West Tele Co, Utilities ....105.54
McLeod’s Printing & Supply,
Supplies ...................................38.08
Lola Roseth, Travel ....................145.78
Diesel Machinery Inc, Building
Fund ....................................1,119.34
Ingram Hardware, Building Fund ....3.39
Ken's Refrigeration, Bldg. Fund ..129.93
Lurz Plumbing, Bldg. Fund.....10,680.27
Morrison's Pit Stop, Bldg. Fund.....97.00
continued on 13
[Published September 5 & 12, 2013, at the total approximate costs of $254.76]
There will be insufficient funds in the (233) Courthouse Building budget for 2013. It
is hereby proposed that the following supplemental budget be adopted for the 2013
233-161-435.00 $12,500.00
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Haakon County, South
Dakota, will hold a public hearing on the above proposed supplemental budgets for
the year 2013 at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at which time any person
interested may appear and be heard in favor or opposed to the proposed budget.
Stephen Clements, Chairman
Patricia G. Freeman, Haakon County Auditor
[Published September 12 & 19, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $68.40]
Legal Notices
September 12, 2013 • Pioneer Review 13
M&P Register of Deeds
Microfilm Imaging Systems Inc, M&P
Expenses ............................1,520.00
Total Checks.........................66,889.92
A motion was made by Vice Chairman
Tom Radway, seconded by Commis-
sioner Nicholas Konst with all in agree-
ment to approve the above warrants.
The next Special Meeting will be on Sep-
tember 24, 2013, at 4:00 PM. The next
regular meeting will be on Tuesday Octo-
ber 1, 2013, at 1:00 PM in the commis-
sioner’s room at the courthouse. The
meeting was adjourned at 6:50 PM.
Stephen Clements, Chairman
Patricia G. Freeman, Auditor
[Published September 12, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $223.53]
Proceedings of the
City of Philip
A regular meeting of the Philip City Coun-
cil was held on Tuesday, September 3,
2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community
Room of the Haakon Co. Courthouse.
Present were Mayor Michael Vetter, Fi-
nance Officer Monna Van Lint, Council
Members Greg Arthur, Marty Gartner, Tr-
isha Larson, Jennifer Henrie, Jason Harry
and Marion Matt. Also present were
Deputy Finance Officer Brittany Smith,
Public Works Director Matt Reckling,
Street/Sewer Supt. Rick Coyle, Police Of-
ficer David Butler, Charles Allen, Gerry
Sloat, Howard Pihlaja, Joe Gittings with
First National Agency, Del Bartels with the
Pioneer Review; and later, City Attorney
Gay Tollefson, Bobby Sloat and Elke Bax-
ter with the Philip Garden Club.
Absent: none
Motion was made by Harry, seconded by
Arthur to approve the agenda as pre-
sented. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Harry, seconded by
Matt to approve the minutes of the last
meeting as published in the Pioneer Re-
view. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Harry, seconded by
Gartner to approve the payment of the
bills from the appropriated funds. Motion
Motion was made by Matt, seconded by
Gartner to approve amending Gayle
Rush’s Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
contract from $375.00 to $475.00 for the
2013 swimming season. It was noted that
said amount is a better reflection of the
time committed by Rush in teaching les-
sons and is within the 2013 appropria-
tions. Motion carried.
Gross Salaries – August 30, 2013:
Adm. - $2,965.73; Police - $6,085.73;
Public Works - $3,187.60; Street -
$4,945.19; Swimming Pool - $5,447.14;
Water - $4,454.66
Colonial Life, Employee Supplemental
Ins.- 08/13 ...............................372.25
EFTPS, S.S., Medicare, Withholding-
08/13 ................................... 6,042.98
Office of Child Support Enf., Garnish-
ment – 08/13 ...........................266.00
SDRS, Employee Retirement-
08/13 ....................................2,884.59
Add’l Bills – Aug. 2013:
Dakotacare Flex, Ded. Buy Downs -
08/13 .......................................210.02
Pine St. Phase III Project:
SPN & Assoc., Const. Eng. thru 8/24/13
845.00 ................................................
SD Hwy 14/Tracts A, B & C Hydraulic
SPN & Assoc., Eng. Services thru
8/24/13 .................................2,167.37
Wood/Walden Ave. Improv. Project:
Rosebud Concrete, Inc., Pay Req. #05
thru 08/29/13 ....................359,131.40
SPN & Assoc., Const. Eng. thru
08/24/13 .............................38,316.92
Sp. Assess. Eng. thru
08/24/13 ....................................97.50
This Month's Bills:
AT&T Mobility, Cell Phone
07-08/13 ....................................81.82
Baye & Sons, Mos. Fogger Repairs –
08/13 .......................................249.39
Boom Concrete, Inc., Garbage Cans –
08/13 .......................................500.00
Brant’s Electric, Siren Repairs –
08/13 .......................................109.81
Coyle, Ellie, Reimb. LG Cert. –
2013 ........................................165.00
Coyle’s Super Valu, Supplies/Resale –
08/13 .......................................125.57
Dakotacare Health Ins., Employee
Health Premium – 09/13.......7,414.53
Delta Dental Ins., Employee Dental Pre-
mium – 09/13...........................575.50
1st Nat’l Bank - Philip, Utility Billing –
08/13 .......................................121.46
1st Nat’l Bank – S.F., SRF Loan #02
Pay #178 – 09/13 .................2,163.90
SRF Loan #03 Pay #81 –
09/13 .................................. 2,223.41
Fitzgerald Oil Co., Fuel/LP
07-08/13 ...............................1,076.53
Golden West, Telephone/Internet
07-08/13 ..................................683.33
Grossenburg Imp., St. Supplies
07-08/13 ....................................81.44
Haakon Co. Register of Deeds, Code
Enf. Deed Copies – 08/13 .........13.00
Haakon Co. Treasurer, Office Rent–
09/13 .......................................500.00
Hawkins, Inc., Pool Chemical –
08/13 .......................................243.10
Hometown Computer Service, UBS Dell
7010 Computer Pkg –
08/13 ....................................1,357.12
Kennedy Manure Spreading, Snow Re-
moval Contract Hire –
04/13 .......................................720.00
McQuirk Ditching, Backhoe Culvert –
07/13 .......................................191.25
Northwest Pipe Fittings, Inc., Water
Supplies – 08/13......................233.16
Petersen’s Variety, Supplies –
08/13 .........................................16.41
Peterson, Tanya, WSI Contract –
2013 ........................................474.66
Reimb. ½ WSI Cert. – 2013 ......82.50
Philip Geo-Thermal, Fire Hall Dues –
2013 ........................................823.20
Philip Standard Service, Fuel/Oil Chg –
08/13 ....................................1,031.05
Pinney, Austin, Reimb. LG Cert. –
2013 ........................................165.00
Pioneer Review, Publishing –
08/13 .......................................674.99
Quill Corp., Supplies – 08/13 ........29.77
Rush, Gayle, WSI Contract –
2013 ........................................475.00
Schofield, Emily, Cust. Deposit Refund –
09/13 .......................................100.00
SD Dept. of Revenue, Sales Tax
Payable – 08/13 ......................452.04
Pool/Water Coliform Testing
07-08/13 ....................................65.00
SD Federal Property Agency, Fire Dept.
Supplies – 07/13........................36.00
SDML, SDML Annual Conf. Reg. –
09/13 .......................................200.00
Sheehan Mack Sales & Equip.,
Sweeper Supplies – 08/13 ......771.79
Smith, Brittany, Mileage Reimb –
08/13 .........................................64.38
Tollefson, Gay, Attorney Retainer –
09/13 .......................................200.00
Triple XXX Spraying, LLC, Round Up
Lagoons/Lake – 08/13.............516.00
USDA, RD Loan Pay #104 –
09/13 ....................................3,069.00
VISA-UMB Bank, Supplies -
Walker Refuse, 371 Residential
Garbage – 08/13 ..................4,897.20
WR/LJ Rural Water, 4,014,000 gals. –
08/13 ....................................5,017.50
Contract Min. – 08/13...........2,500.00
Airport Water – 08/13 ................62.50
South Shop Water – 08/13 ........25.00
Water Resale Mat. – 08/13......787.65
Westcoast Sales & Marketing, Airport
Supplies – 08/13........................95.41
Total Expenditures –
09/03/13 .........................$442,135.20
Old Business:
Mayor Vetter updated the Council on the
meeting held between the City represen-
tatives and the SD Game, Fish and Parks
(GF&P) regarding their intent to sell their
property south of Philip, previously known
as Bad River Park. He reported that they
inquired if the City is interested in pur-
chasing their property, but would not com-
mit to a price. They plan to appraise the
property and will contact the City again
once a sale price is determined. It was
suggested that this could be done
through a cash sale or land swap. Should
the City be interested at that time, they
will present their intent to sell to the State
Legislature for their approval
New Business:
At this time, Mayor Vetter presented a
certificate of appreciation to Howard Pih-
laja for his support to the community by
establishing and committing to the “Swim
for Life Program.” He stressed that be-
cause of “Mr. Pihlaja’s generosity, seven-
teen kids were able to learn how to swim.”
His program provided the children with
free swimming lessons and pool passes
for the 2013 swimming pool season.
Everyone in attendance expressed their
appreciation to Mr. Pihlaja.
Insurance Claims:
Joe Gittings, Insurance Agent with First
National Agency, addressed the Council
with an update to the insurance claims
following the sewer back up on June 21,
2013. It was noted that two properties,
201 E. Oak Street (Barry & Edna Knut-
son) and 105 S. Center Ave. (Kemnitz
Law Office), have filed claims with the
City’s insurance.
He went on to explain how a claim is re-
ported and an adjuster is acquired. He
read through his notes outlining the ac-
tions of his office from June 21st, the date
in which the backup occurred and dam-
ages were reported, to today. This ranged
from being in contact with the FO Van
Lint; Mr. and Mrs. Knutson; Mr. Kemnitz
and his staff; two different representatives
from Continental Western (CW); and,
Fisher Rounds & Associates.
He specifically reported that he did, in
fact, examine both properties. On June
21st, he inspected and took photographs
of the damages at Kemnitz Law Office
and submitted them to CW. Then on June
25th, he inspected Knutson’s property
and submitted the photographs that Knut-
son’s had taken themselves to CW on the
same date.
He also noted that with the construction
stakes being located in the sewer man-
hole where the blockage occurred and
within close range of the Wood/Walden
Ave. Project, CW terminated exposure of
the claims on July 23rd and then filed no-
tice with Rosebud Concrete's insurance
provider of said claims.
Gittings notified Knutsons and Kemnitz of
CW's decision to terminate their involve-
ment. In conversations with representa-
tives of CW – Gittings was advised that
representatives of CW had also notified
the claimants of its decision to terminate
and CW had provided them with contact
information for Rosebud's insurance
provider, Zurich North America.
Gittings contacted CW again asking if
they would consider reviewing the claims
again and consider subrogating the
claims through and with Zurich. He was
informed by CW that they would indeed
conduct another review of the information
filed relative to this incident. CW con-
ducted this review on or about Aug. 27th.
On Aug. 27th, CW contacted Gittings and
the City Office to advise of them of its de-
cision following said review. We were ad-
vised that CW's determination of the
situation is that the City was not negli-
gent, but were willing to negotiate a set-
tlement with both claimants as a good
faith effort.
Currently there has not been any deter-
mination by Zurich North America that we
are aware of. Gittings stated that he was
told that the company was still reviewing
the contract and documentation.
It was stressed that even though the City
was not found to be negligent, the good
faith settlement may be the claimants’
only option.
Mayor Vetter questioned how the City
would not be liable for these claims even
though CW has determined that there
was no negligence on our part. Attorney
Tollefson and Gittings both stated that the
City would only be liable if it was deter-
mined that we had been negligent. Liabil-
ity only exists if negligence can be proven
- but through review of several docu-
ments provided by the City Finance Office
- such as the regular sewer maintenance
cleaning schedules, documentation of
that particular section of sewer line being
cleaned and televised in July of 2012,
and SPN's on-site engineer's report, they
are confident that the City was not negli-
gent in this incident.
The bottom line and end result of the cur-
rent situation is that there are two compa-
nies involved – it comes down to which
one will pay the claims. He explained that
even though CW found that the City was
not negligent, they also indicated that
they do not think Rosebud was either. So,
at this point, he is uncertain if Rosebud
will pay – which leaves only the City’s in-
surance. As a side note, Gittings noted
that property owners can purchase sewer
backup endorsements through their own
insurance policies.
Gittings then reported that to date, no
claims have been paid nor have the
claimants submitted the requested cost
estimates relative to their losses from this
With nothing further, Mayor Vetter re-
quested Mr. Gittings keep the Finance Of-
fice apprised of any additional progress
with the claims.
Council went on to review the insurance
adjustments made for claims filed for
damages received to the City vehicles
from the July 30, 2013, hail storm. The
total damages to the six vehicles were es-
timated at $17,528.96 minus the $250.00
per vehicle deductible.
FO Van Lint was asked by our insurance
carrier as to whether or not the City in-
tends to have the vehicles repaired. If the
City decides not to have the repairs com-
pleted, they will issue a cash buy out. If
we choose to have repairs made - esti-
mates will need to be obtained.
Council Member Arthur stated that in his
opinion, the police vehicles are the only
City vehicles that should be repaired in
order to retain their value for resale. The
other vehicles currently have a minimal
resale value and will more than likely be
sold at auction.
Discussion ensued, noting that if the City
does not repair the vehicles, the current
claim adjustments will be reduced from
any potential future claims filed. It was
also noted that vehicles with over $5,000
in estimated damages will have to be sold
with a damage disclosure regardless if
they are repaired, which is known to re-
duce their resale value by approximately
$1,500 according to Council Member Lar-
After further discussion, a motion was
made by Matt, seconded by Larson to
take the cash settlement for all six of the
City vehicles that incurred damages dur-
ing the July 30, 2013, hail storm. Motion
It was reported that the City is still await-
ing information from the insurance ad-
juster regarding the damages to the City
buildings during the hail storm.
Mayor, Council and those in attendance
thanked Mr. Gittings as he left the meet-
ing at this time.
Elke Baxter with the Philip Garden Club
addressed the Council. She questioned if
the Council has been able to stop and
visit the new Senechal Park, noting that it
has turned out to be a very nice low main-
tenance area for the community. The only
concern is that the area is rather small
and they have the opportunity to extend
the park property to the east. This would
include purchasing said property, demol-
ishing the existing structure, and leveling
the lot to name a few.
She then went on to inquire if the Council
is interested in expanding the park as it
would have to be done similar to the cur-
rent park area where the City owns the
land and leases the maintenance to the
Garden Club. In addition, would they con-
sider assisting in the park expansion?
She noted that they are in the preliminary
stages as this endeavor will not only take
the City’s support, but that of volunteers
and donations to see it through to fruition.
Mayor Vetter questioned if they are re-
questing the City assist with the demoli-
tion and removal of the structure. Ms.
Baxter stated that the land offer is very
reasonable, but their main concern is the
expense to demolish and remove the
structure as well as level the lot.
PWD Reckling was asked what he
thought it would cost the City to demolish
and haul the waste to the City’s Re-
stricted Use Site as well as how long it
would take. Reckling noted a very rough
estimate of $3,000.00. This would include
the use of City equipment, labor and fuel
as well as disposal fees and the hiring of
backhoe to demolish the foundation if it is
found to be concrete. He noted that in his
opinion that the work would take approx-
imately one-day to complete.
Chuck Allen reported that the foundation
of the structure is constructed with rail-
road ties, not concrete. Reckling reiter-
ated that if the foundation is not concrete,
the costs would be reduced as the City
personnel could perform all of the work
with City equipment.
Council Member Arthur then questioned
if they have considered soliciting dona-
tions for gravel to fill in the hole once the
foundation is removed. It was noted that
that is an option and they may want to
consider sand since it will be a park area.
Bobby Sloat also stated that they plan to
keep the water service that currently
serves the house and convert it to an out-
side water source. This would include the
installation of a meter pit and hydrant.
It was further noted that the sewer line to
the current structure will have to be aban-
Ms. Baxter once again advised that they
have not purchased the property nor de-
signed the official plans for the expansion
as they are only in the preliminary stages
to see if the City is on board with expand-
ing the park.
She then extended an invitation to every-
one to attend their ribbon cutting park cel-
ebration scheduled for Sept. 18th from
5:00-7:00 p.m.
By general consensus of the Council,
PWD Reckling will review the structure in
more detail with the Philip Garden Club
and report back with a more solid esti-
mate for demolishing the structure.
Mayor, Council and those in attendance
thanked Mrs. Baxter, Mr. Pihlaja, and Mr.
and Mrs. Sloat as they left the meeting at
this time.
At 7:30 pm., the following quotes for the
quarterly rubble site pest control for Sept.
1, 2013, to Aug. 31, 2015, were reviewed:
Dakota Hills Pest Service - $85.00 per
Ingram Pest Service - $60.00 per quar-
Reported for the record: Ecolab was also
solicited for a quote and Ingram’s pro-
vided a copy of their certificate of insur-
ance with their quote.
Motion was made by Arthur, seconded by
Harry to accept the low quote for rubble
site pest control services from Ingram
Pest Service at $60.00 per quarter. Mo-
tion carried.
The project status update for the Land
Acquisition and Environmental Assess-
ment (LA/EA); and, both the project and
construction status updates for the
Medium Intensity Runway Lighting
(MIRL) were presented for the Council’s
Motion was made by Harry, seconded by
Arthur to authorize the Mayor’s signature
on the 2012 Airport Pavement Mainte-
nance Project #3-46-4600-17-2012. The
project was completed this summer by
the State of South Dakota with the City’s
portion of the project being paid with fuel
tax revenues. Motion carried.
US Hwy 14/SD Hwy 73 Drainage:
Council was informed that the hydraulic
study has not been completed at this time
due to other project conflicts with the as-
signed engineer. According to the City’s
Engineer, Jeff McCormick with SPN &
Assoc., the study is expected to be com-
pleted by mid-September.
Mayor Vetter expressed his deep disap-
pointment as the engineers had antici-
pated and planned for the study being
completed for the Council’s review and
approval at tonight’s meeting.
Wood/Walden Ave. Utility and Street Im-
prov. Project:
Mayor Vetter questioned if anything has
been decided on the rip rap and retaining
wall, north of Charles Allen’s house,
which was not installed in accordance
with the design specifications.
FO Van Lint reported that during her
phone conversation with Mr. McCormick
this afternoon, he advised that Rich Laber
with Rosebud Concrete has hired a new
engineer. To date, they have not pre-
sented an alternative to repair the non-
conforming retaining wall, fabric liner and
rip rap.
It was stressed by the Mayor and Council
that the retaining wall needs to be redone
to the design specifications and are not
willing to make any exceptions to that
Council Member Matt then reported on
last Thursday’s construction in progress
meeting and walk-thru of the project area.
He noted that there is a long list of items
that need to be addressed with Rosebud
Concrete, from the scarring and marring
in the asphalt to the manhole concerns
before this project is finalized.
FO Van Lint noted further that Mr. Mc-
Cormick had advised that Hills Material
Co. is expected to be in Philip tomorrow
to assess the asphalt. In addition, Pay
Request #05 that is presented for pay-
ment this evening, addresses the non-
compliance items – withholding 200% of
the payment for those items.
Motion was then made by Arthur, sec-
onded by Matt to approve Rosebud Con-
crete’s Change Order #02 to this project,
an increase of $9,612.55 to the total proj-
ect costs. This reflects the City and
State's decision to install concrete surfac-
ing rather than asphalt surfacing in the
highway approach area. Motion carried
with all members voting aye.
Motion was made by Matt, seconded by
Harry to approve Rosebud Concrete,
Inc.’s Pay Request #05 in the amount of
$359,131.40 contingent upon receipt of
all appropriate paperwork required for the
funding agency's approval through the
SRF program and authorize the Mayor’s
signature on the SRF Drawdown #5. Mo-
tion carried with all members voting aye.
E. Pine St./Wray Ave. Overlay Project:
It was reported that J&J Asphalt has fin-
ished the concrete valley gutter at the
Hone St. and Wray Ave. intersection. In
addition, the City crew chip sealed the
Mayor Vetter questioned PWD Reckling
as to his plans for the chips on E. Pine
and Wray Ave. Reckling noted that they
may be swept up during the week of Sept.
16th or 23rd. At that time, they are also
going to try and drag the washboard out
of the overlay.
Motion was made by Henrie, seconded
by Harry to approve J&J Asphalt’s
Change Order #01, a decrease of
$289.00 to reflect final quantities installed
for the project, reducing the total contract
price to $216,846.10. Motion carried with
all members voting aye.
Motion was then made by Matt, seconded
by Gartner to authorize the Mayor’s sig-
nature on the above approved Change
Order #01 once it is received. Motion car-
SD Hwy 73 Sidewalk Project:
Council reviewed correspondence from
Nancy Surprenant, SD Dept. of Trans-
portation Transportation Alternative Pro-
gram (TAP) Coordinator, regarding the
SD Hwy 73 sidewalk project slated for
2015. She noted that this sidewalk is also
addressed in the trails project and in-
quired if the City is interested in extending
the width of the sidewalk from the pro-
posed six foot (6’) to ten foot (10’) from W.
Elm St. to SD Hwy 14. She noted that this
project would then be considered a trail
and eligible for TAP funding through the
trails division.
According to Ms. Surprenant, the City
needs to determine if they are interested
in pursuing the upgrade to 10’ at this time.
The SD DOT is currently in the design en-
gineering phase of the project and with
the upgrade, changes will need to be
made to both the lighting and retaining
wall that will be required within the project
area. In addition, should the City wish to –
at some point in the future – upgrade this
to fit their trail plan – after the proposed
project is completed, funding through the
TAP program will more than likely not be
looked upon favorably.
FO Van Lint advised that in visiting further
with Ms. Surprenant, they estimate the
upgrade to cost approximately $100,000
in addition to the already committed
$60,000 for the proposed six-foot side-
walk project. If the City receives TAP trails
funding for the total upgraded project, the
City’s share would be estimated at
She also noted that if the 10’ sidewalk is
pursued, the City would be required to
obtain additional right-of-way (ROW). It
was reported that in some of areas along
the project site, the State only has 6½’ of
ROW. Concerns were also voiced regard-
ing the additional four feet of sidewalk
that would be installed in the front of
some of the properties along the project
site, noting that it would eliminate a
greater portion of their already minimal
front yards.
She also went on to say that the 6’ side-
walk as currently proposed may also be
eligible for TAP funding through the Safe
Routes to School program. This would
apply to the City’s $60,000 portion and if
the funding is approved, the City’s share
would be estimated at $10,830.
It was stressed that the SD DOT only
wants to make sure that the City is aware
of their options with the sidewalk project.
In either instance, the City will still be re-
quired to make application through the
TAP funding program in order for the local
share to be reduced to the 18.05% of the
project costs.
Following discussion, motion was made
by Matt, seconded by Arthur to continue
with the 6’ width of sidewalk for the SD
Hwy 73 sidewalk project. Motion carried.
Motion was then made by Arthur, sec-
onded by Gartner to apply for TAP fund-
ing through the Safe Routes to School
program for the City’s portion of the SD
Hwy 73 sidewalk project. Motion carried.
Council Member Larson questioned if the
SD Hwy 73 project has been funded with
infrastructure improvement money, more
specifically the second penny sales tax.
FO Van Lint stated that discussions rela-
tive to financing this project had included
the possibility of utilizing these funds.
Philip Trails Project:
Council reviewed correspondence from
Paula Huizenga, SD Dept. of Transporta-
tion Grant Program Engineer regarding
the City’s TAP grant for phase 1.1 of the
Trails Project. The State is requesting the
City determine an engineering firm as the
preliminary engineering for the project
needs to commence in the very near fu-
Council reviewed the list of potential en-
gineering firms approved through the
State in detail.
Mayor Vetter suggested that it may be
beneficial for the firm to be located in the
Rapid City or Pierre area to save on
mileage expenses. He then questioned
Council Member Larson, inquiring if she
had a specific engineer in mind for the
Larson stated that she is only familiar with
Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson as they did one
of the two initial engineering estimates for
the project. She also noted that it may be
beneficial to complete a Request for Pro-
posal (RFP) from a few of the firms listed,
but that would cost money that was pre-
viously decided against. In addition, this
would take time that we may not have.
Mayor Vetter then questioned FO Van
Lint and the remaining Council Members
if they were familiar with any of other en-
gineering firms on the list.
FO Van Lint stated that Helms & Assoc.
is partnered with SPN & Assoc., but oth-
erwise she has not worked with any of the
other firms listed.
Council Member Matt stated for the
record, his son works for 4 Front Design,
Inc. and they are very interested in this
project. If they are one of the firms that
the Council considers it was noted by
other Council - that Matt should abstain
from all voting and discussion relative to
this company as this would constitute a
conflict of interest.
Larson then recommended soliciting a
few of the engineers from the Rapid City
area, requesting they provide estimates
based on the same information she pro-
vided to KLJ during the initial cost esti-
mate. She then mentioned the possibility
of visiting with her brother, Brad Burns, to
obtain recommendations as he works
with a number of engineering firms in the
Rapid City area.
FO Van Lint also noted that the State re-
quested a decision on the engineering
firm at the end of August. She questioned
if there is sufficient time to obtain the es-
timates and if the Council will be inter-
viewing the firms or basing their decision
on the estimates.
By general consensus of the Council, Lar-
son will contact Brad Burns and ask him
to provide three or four recommendations
for engineering firms. Once this informa-
tion is provided, she will provide the
names as well as the same engineering
specifications provided initially to KLJ to
the Finance Office. The Finance Office
will then solicit estimates from them for
the Council’s review and consideration.
Council then went on to review options for
Resolution #2013-13, Amended Trans-
portation Alternatives Program (TAP)
Grant Application Authorization for
phases 1.2 and 1.3 of the trails project.
The initial Resolution #2013-13 was
tabled last month due to a vote by a ma-
jority of the Council desiring that the
wording in paragraph three be changed
to reflect not committing City tax dollars
to cover the local 18.05% share of the
construction project expenses.
Below are the amended Resolution
#2013-13 options proposed with the third
paragraph underlined for clarification pur-
*Option #1 - proposed by Council
Members Arthur and Gartner:
WHEREAS, the City of Philip
has identified the desire to ex-
pand its local trail system to im-
prove the quality of life for all
residents of the City; and,
WHEREAS, the City of Philip
anticipates expanding a recre-
ational trail in the community
and its surrounding areas. The
City proposes to apply to the
SD Department of Transporta-
tion for Transportation Alterna-
tives Program (TAP) funding to
assist with the costs of the proj-
ect; and,
WHEREAS, the City of Philip
will serve as a conduit through
which the matching 18.05%
costs flow from contributors to
the project. The city is not ex-
pected to expend any city re-
sources, including property tax
or sales tax and is not respon-
sible for in any way to see that
the 18.05% matching funds are
met; and,
WHEREAS, the City of Philip
agrees to administer the proj-
ect and grant and agrees to be
responsible for all future oper-
ations and maintenance costs
of the project through all
means available;
SOLVED that the City Council
authorizes Michael Vetter to
sign and submit this letter of in-
tent and application to the SD
Department of Transportation
for TAP funds for Phase 1.2
and 1.3 of trail improvements
requesting up to $400,000.
This resolution is effective immediately
upon passage.
*Option #2 - proposed by Council
Member Henrie:
WHEREAS, the City of Philip
has identified the desire to ex-
pand its local trail system to im-
prove the quality of life for all
residents of the City; and,
WHEREAS, the City of Philip
anticipates expanding a recre-
ational trail in the community
and its surrounding areas. The
City proposes to apply to the
SD Department of Transporta-
tion for Transportation Alterna-
tives Program (TAP) funding to
assist with the costs of the proj-
ect; and,
WHEREAS, the City of Philip
will serve as a conduit through
which the matching 18.05%
costs flow from contributors to
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the project. The city is not ex-
pected to expend any city re-
sources, including property tax
or sales tax and is not respon-
sible for in any way to see that
the 18.05% matching funds are
met. The City of Philip may uti-
lize available city equipment
and/or labor as a part of an in-
kind contribution to the project;
WHEREAS, the City of Philip
agrees to administer the proj-
ect and grant and agrees to be
responsible for all future oper-
ations and maintenance costs
of the project through all
means available;
SOLVED that the City Council
authorizes Michael Vetter to
sign and submit this letter of in-
tent and application to the SD
Department of Transportation
for TAP funds for Phase 1.2
and 1.3 of trail improvements
requesting up to $400,000.
This resolution is effective immediately
upon passage.
City Attorney Tollefson advised that she
was consulted for input and opinion dur-
ing the rewrite of this resolution. She ex-
plained, in her opinion, the differences in
the options presented.
She stated that Option #1 allows the proj-
ect to utilize the City’s bank account; only
for transfers in and out for the project's
revenues and expenses – but not utiliz-
ing or committing the use of City tax dol-
lars or in-kind contributions.
As for Option #2, it obligates the City to
the project by committing in-kind contri-
butions of labor and equipment.
She also noted that both resolutions obli-
gate City tax dollars to all future mainte-
nance of the trails as noted in paragraph
four of the above resolutions. With that,
the City would also be liable for the trails.
She strongly encouraged and recom-
mended that the Council discuss this with
their insurance agent. She then ques-
tioned if this statement is necessary as far
as the City’s liability is concerned. She
also questioned why the County was not
asked to be the sponsoring entity of this
project when the majority of the area it
encompasses is located outside of the
city limits.
Larson stated that the TAP application re-
quires the application be submitted by a
governmental entity that is willing to com-
mit to the future maintenance of the proj-
FO Van Lint reiterated that with this proj-
ect being funded with federal dollars, they
want to ensure that their investment will
be maintained.
Council Member Arthur stated that during
last month’s meeting, it was voted to not
commit City tax dollars to the project.
Mayor Vetter interrupted and emphatically
stated for the record that it was not the
case. Council only voted not to adopt the
initial proposed resolution.
He then redirected the Council back to
the proposed resolution options, asking
them to determine whether they do or do
not want to commit to the project con-
struction with in-kind services such as
City equipment and labor. He gave the
example of securing all, but .05% of the
local share through other grants and do-
nations and asked if the City would turn
down the project for that amount that
could be contributed with City manpower.
It was noted that neither resolution com-
mits the City to accepting the grant, it only
authorizing submitting an application.
Mayor Vetter then called for a roll call vote
of the Council for Option #1 of Resolution
#2013-13 as stated above. Voting aye:
Harry, Gartner and Arthur. Voting nay:
Larson, Henrie and Matt. With a tie vote -
the resolution failed to pass as Mayor Vet-
ter was then required to cast his vote to
break the tie - Vetter voted nay.
Mayor Vetter then called for roll call vote
of the Council for Option #2 of Resolution
#2013-13 as stated above. Voting aye:
Larson, Henrie and Matt. Voting nay:
Harry, Gartner and Arthur. The amended
Resolution #2013-13 passed by a vote of
4 to 3 with Mayor Vetter voting aye,
breaking the tie vote and it is approved as
WHEREAS, the City of Philip
has identified the desire to ex-
pand its local trail system to im-
prove the quality of life for all
residents of the City; and,
WHEREAS, the City of Philip
anticipates expanding a recre-
ational trail in the community
and its surrounding areas. The
City proposes to apply to the
SD Department of Transporta-
tion for Transportation Alterna-
tives Program (TAP) funding to
assist with the costs of the proj-
ect; and,
WHEREAS, the City of Philip
will serve as a conduit through
which the matching 18.05%
costs flow from contributors to
the project. The city is not ex-
pected to expend any city re-
sources, including property tax
or sales tax and is not respon-
sible for in any way to see that
the 18.05% matching funds are
met. The City of Philip may uti-
lize available city equipment
and/or labor as a part of an in-
kind contribution to the project;
WHEREAS, the City of Philip
agrees to administer the proj-
ect and grant and agrees to be
responsible for all future oper-
ations and maintenance costs
of the project through all
means available;
SOLVED that the City Council
authorizes Michael Vetter to
sign and submit this letter of in-
tent and application to the SD
Department of Transportation
for TAP funds for Phase 1.2
and 1.3 of trail improvements
requesting up to $400,000.
This resolution is effective im-
mediately upon passage.
Dated this 3rd day of
September 2013.
/s/ Michael Vetter
City of Philip Mayor
/s/ Monna Van Lint
City Finance Officer
Motion was made by Matt, seconded by
Gartner to formally approve changing the
renewal date for Dakotacare, the City’s
health insurance provider, from a July 1st
renewal date to a Dec. 1st renewal date
to be effective December 2013. In so
doing, the City is guaranteed a rate in-
crease of 8% to the premium for the en-
suing 12 months - with 6% of that
increase going to the Affordable Care Act
taxes and fees levied by the Federal Gov-
ernment. Estimates for increases to insur-
ance premiums for the upcoming year
have been speculated at anywhere from
18% to 25%. By changing the renewal
date and accepting the guaranteed offer
of 8% - the City rate will still be manage-
able in 2014. Motion carried.
Council was informed that the SD Dept.
of Legislative Audit has reviewed and ac-
cepted the City’s fiscal year 2012 audit re-
Mayor Vetter advised the Council that he
was contacted last week by Governor
Daugaard’s office regarding a petition
concerning the Canadian Pacific (CP)
Railway’s commitment to western S.D.
When the CP purchased the railway from
Dakota Minnesota and Eastern (DM&E),
they had promised to improve the railway
through western S.D. and to date; they
have failed to fulfill this obligation. In turn,
the Governor is asking for the City’s sup-
port in ensuring that this is accomplished.
Motion was made by Matt, seconded by
Arthur to support Governor Daugaard’s
petition concerning CP’s commitment to
western South Dakota and authorize the
Mayor to submit a letter on behalf of the
City. Motion carried.
The Council reviewed a request to amend
the mileage reimbursement rate from the
current adopted state rate of $0.37 cents
per mile and follow that of the federally
adopted mileage rate of $0.565 cents per
mile. It was noted that this will mainly af-
fect the Finance Office employees and
the elected officials as the majority of
other City personnel utilize the City vehi-
cles when travelling for trainings.
Motion was made by Harry, seconded by
Arthur to approve amending the mileage
reimbursement rate to follow the federal
mileage rate of $0.565 cents per mile.
Motion carried.
Council reviewed the following L/P
Propane bids received this month:
August 2, 2013
Fitzgerald Oil Company .........$1.19/gal.
Midwest Cooperatives ............$1.25/gal.
Council reviewed the following
Building/Flood Plain Development Per-
mits: Greg Arthur – driveway replace-
ment; David & Michelle Butler – decks,
siding, windows, shingles; Mike Moses –
siding, roof, windows, sewer line replace-
ment, remove & replace addition; Lacy
Puhlman – replace shed/repair windows,
siding, deck; Brant Sundall – concrete
pad; Senechal Park – fence & arbor;
Duke Westerberg – renew permit ap-
proved 06/04/12; and, Roger Williams –
Motion was made by Matt, seconded by
Gartner to approve the permits as pre-
sented above. Motion carried with Coun-
cil Member Arthur abstaining.
Departmental Reports:
The monthly Police Dept. report was re-
viewed with Officer Butler.
The quarterly Street Dept. report was re-
viewed with Street/Sewer Supt. Rick
It was questioned if the State of SD is re-
sponsible for the intersection of SD High-
way 73 and May St. as it is in major need
of repairs. According to PWD Reckling, it
is the State’s responsibility and they have
indicated that they will be repairing it in
the near future.
Council reviewed a quote from Tom Swift
for $2,350.00 to install the municipal
building office roof. Swift has advised
Reckling that if City personnel assist with
the construction, the price will be re-
duced. This is in addition to the materials
quote of $2,523.87 as provided by Moses
Building Center in July 2013.
Following review, motion was made by
Matt, seconded by Arthur to approve the
quotes from Moses Building Center for
the materials and Tom Swift for the labor
as noted above to repair the municipal
building office roof. Motion carried.
The end of season swimming pool report
was reviewed, noting that attendance
was down by approximately 1,500 from
2012. This was due to the colder weather
during the season.
Mayor Vetter questioned if there are peo-
ple still swimming in the early mornings
and if so, it needs to cease immediately
as it is unsanitary. It was reported that a
few swimmers have been spotted in the
early morning. The Finance Office stated
that they would contact those involved –
stressing no more swimming.
The monthly Water Dept. report was re-
viewed. The water loss for the month of
August was reported at 11.19%.
Public Comments: None
In Other Business:
The West River/Lyman Jones Rural
Water Systems Annual Meeting is Oct. 9,
2013, in Wall, SD.
The SDML Annual Conference is Oct. 8-
11, 2013, in Aberdeen.
The next regular Council Meeting will be
held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 7:00
p.m. in the Community Room.
With no further business to come before
the Council, Mayor Vetter declared the
meeting adjourned at 8:42 p.m.
/s/ Michael Vetter, Mayor
/s/ Brittany Smith
Deputy Finance Officer
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Greetings from sunny, cool, wet
northeast Haakon County! What
a beautiful morning it is here! The
windows are open, and the cool,
fresh breeze is very welcome after
the hot weather we had last week.
We got another nice shot of rain
Sunday evening, measuring over
1.5” here. The ditches were full, as
are the low spots in the fields. I
guess our prayers for moisture
have been answered! Next winter,
if the snow piles up, we may be
wishing we hadn't prayed quite so
I'm not sure what to expect for
winter weather this year, but
since I'm not a fan of winter, I gen-
erally expect the worst. If this
moisture pattern continues, the
snow could get plenty deep. Some
folks are saying that the “Old
Farmer's Almanac” is predicting a
cold winter, but I haven't heard a
prediction about moisture. One of
the ways I'm preparing for winter
is by chopping down the tall weeds
around the place – the weeds that
couldn't be reached by the mow-
ers. In some cases, the weeds are
taller than I am, and I've been
using the lopping shears to get
them cut. It is hot, dirty, tedious
work, but I'm hoping that having
the weeds gone will maybe pre-
vent some of the snow from form-
ing huge drifts. We'll see.
The garden continues to go
great guns. The green beans are
still blooming and producing –
part of the production is turning
into hot, garlic dill beans, which is
a new venture for me. I hope they
turn out well. I harvested the first
cantaloupe a couple of days ago,
and it is delicious. I didn't plant
cantaloupe – it was a volunteer
plant – so that makes it extra wel-
come! I dug some carrots the other
day, and one of the carrots was 15
inches long (yes, I measured it.) It
is amazing what this country can
produce! I'm still canning toma-
toes and dill pickles – it seems like
I bring a couple buckets of produce
from the garden every day. I have
harvested about half of the beets,
and I'll need to harvest the rest of
them soon. We've been enjoying
leeks, but I haven't used any of
the Brussels sprouts yet. My zuc-
chini donations haven't kept up
with production – they are begin-
ning to pile up. And there will be
a wheelbarrow full of butternut
squash at the end of the season. I
don't know when frost will come,
but I think I'll be ready for it.
The mystery of the frozen
chokecherries in my freezer has
been solved. Our hired man,
Chauncey, mentioned that I had
probably noticed that he was uti-
lizing the freezer to store some
chokecherries he had picked for
his mother. Thank goodness!
Someone had called and offered to
take the chokecherries off my
hands, so I promised to give her a
couple quarts of chokecherry juice.
Goodness knows I have plenty!
Now, for the news – My sympa-
thy to Nels and Dorothy Paulson.
They received word Monday
morning that their sister-in-law,
Barbara Petersen, Flandreau, had
passed away. Barbara was the
wife of Dorothy's brother, Leland,
and she has been dealing with
multiple health issues for many
years. On the home front, Nels and
Dorothy have been busy trying to
finish up field work. Dorothy said
they received 1.26” of rain Sunday
night, accompanied by 44 mph
winds. There was also lots of light-
ning, so Nels spent some time on
the hill watching for fires.
Thursday, Dick and Gene Hud-
son went to Pierre to spend the af-
ternoon with Alice Jeitz. Alice had
received word that her son,
Bernie, had passed away in Cali-
fornia. My sympathy to Alice and
her family. Dick roomed with Alice
Jeitz when he was in high school,
and he and Bernie were good
friends. Friday, Gene attended
some of the homecoming activities
in Philip. Mowing and canning is
keeping Gene busy, and her yard
is just as beautiful as ever. The
silage cutting crew is busy putting
up winter feed. The cane is nearly
as tall as the cutter, so there will
be lots of tons in the pile. Gene
said they received 1.55” of rain
Sunday night.
Marge Briggs said the official
rain measurement at her house
was 1.5”. Thanks again to Marge
for keeping the weather data for
the community!
Bill and Polly Bruce had their
annual family gathering over the
Labor Day weekend. Polly said all
of their children were home, but
not all of the spouses and grand-
children were able to attend. Peo-
ple began arriving on Friday, and
the last ones left Monday after-
noon. Over the weekend, they had
52 folks – family and friends – at
their place, but not all at the same
time. Some had campers and
tents, and others stayed in the
houses. They all enjoyed the gath-
ering. Polly said the kids planned
the menus and did the cooking,
and the meals were eaten outside.
Bill and Polly's daughter, Kathy,
brought a bunch of apples, so Polly
has been busy getting those
worked up. Bill and Polly attended
church in Midland Sunday. The
only hiccup in the whole weekend
was that daughter Vicki hit a deer
on her way home – she was nearly
home when she hit the deer, and
she was able to drive on in to town.
Fortunately, she is fine, but her
car will have to be replaced. Vicki
had a new puppy in the car with
her, and the pup slept through the
accident! Vince Bruce has been
busy helping with cattle working
and carpentry projects. Sunday,
Vince and Katie went to Jess
Brewer's place north of the river to
help work cattle. On the way
home, they stopped at Fischers
and picked some wild grapes. It
sounds like Katie was taking care
of the grapes Monday.
Ray and Nancy Neuhauser went
to the Norman wedding on the
31st, and they went to the wed-
ding of Carissa McGee and Brady
Gaer last weekend. Nancy's
daughter from Miller spent the
weekend in Pierre with Ray and
Nancy. Much of Nancy's time re-
cently has been spent preparing
for the Stirling family rodeo that
will be held later this month.
Chase Briggs has been busy
chopping silage, and Kelly Briggs
has been busy with the garden,
mowing, and children. Chase said
his rain gauge measured 1.60" of
rain from the Sunday night storm.
All that rain gave him a little time
off from running the silage cutter!
Shirley Halligan said they have
been so busy working that they
haven't had time to make any
news. Shirley went in to church
Belated happy birthday to Max
Jones, who turned 70 years old on
September 3. Joyce treated him to
a birthday supper and birthday
cake, and Todd, Darcy and kids
joined the celebration. It was
probably good to have a low key
celebration – I don't know how
much excitement a 70 year old can
stand! (Just kidding!) Joyce con-
tinues with her organizing/clean-
ing projects – sounds like she is
making great progress! Today,
Joyce is headed in to see the den-
tist – hope the rest of her week is
an improvement over today!
Lee Briggs and his silage cut-
ting crew are staying busy. Mary
Briggs worked from home Friday.
Saturday, she went to Pierre for
parts and groceries, and she
stopped to visit her mother-in-law,
Lil Briggs, on the way home. It
sounds like Lil is doing well, and
they had a nice visit. Lee and
Mary's daughter, Keva Joens,
came to the ranch Sunday morn-
ing. Keva and Mary went to Pierre
to pick up a horse trailer, and they
visited with Lil. Keva is preparing
to move to a small place in the
country north of Bear Butte, so
she was gathering up some furni-
ture and a washer and dryer in
preparation for the move. I'll bet
that country is beautiful! Mary
Briggs said they had bow hunters
again over the weekend. It was
very hot for hunting, and the an-
telope are still roaming the coun-
tryside. According to Mary,
evidently the antelope are
"smarter than the average bear!"
Kevin and Mary Neuhauser
were in Deadwood Saturday to at-
tend a Don Williams' concert, and
it sounds like he provided great
entertainment. That was the good
part of their weekend. On the way
home Sunday, they received a call
saying that they had a haystack
on fire. Needless to say, they made
a quick trip home, but the stack
couldn't be saved. He said the next
time there is a community event,
they will try to be in attendance!
Mary is having knee surgery this
week, so she will be spending a
few days at home. Hope all goes
Ed Briggs said he has been busy
hauling hay and playing in the
mud. He went to Huron Thursday
after a car that had quit Shane
earlier in the week.
We enjoyed another busy week
here at Neuhauser ranch. Our
friend, Bob Spears, has been here
helping Randy with some field
work. We've also been busy mov-
ing bales, fencing, cleaning lots,
working cattle, etc. All the mois-
ture this summer has made for
even more work than usual, but
we're not complaining! Our son,
Scott, and grandson, Austin, came
Saturday to spend a couple of
days – Scott did some electrical
wiring for us, and Austin herded
cats and kitties. He got to ride in
the tractor, ride on the four-
wheeler, feed calves and cats, pick
up ear corn, pick apples, go hunt-
ing, and go to a fire.That is a
pretty exciting weekend for a four
year old! A friend was here over
the weekend doing some elk hunt-
ing – he was successful, harvest-
ing a 7x7 – beautiful animal.
This week, I am grateful for my
lopping shears. Those things are
powerful, and they are the perfect
tool for taking down the huge
weeds. Generally, I just use them
for trimming trees, but they have
become a multi-use tool! One good
thing about hand tools vs power
tools – I don't have to wonder if
they have fuel or if I can get them
started. I just need to make sure
they are sharp!
I hope you are enjoying this
cooler weather – fall is just around
the corner. Take time to enjoy the
beauty around you, and take time
to be safe as you go about your
work. Have a great week!
Moenville News|Leanne Neuhauser • 567-3325
Are they going to get the extra point? Here is a Philip High School football
star in the making.
Del Bartels
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5:00-6:30.Survivor Registration & Reception (under the tent)
5:00-6:30.Team Pictures @ each campsite by Heather Gabriel
7:00.Opening Ceremonies
Welcome ÷ RFL Co Chairs: Kelly Lurz & Sue Peters
Flag Presentation ÷ Mike Kroells, Wayne Shull,
Jeremy Hertel, Colton Kelly
National Anthem ÷ Megan Hoffman
Event Blessing ÷ Pastor Curtis Garland
Event Speaker ÷ Kathy Swan
Event Speaker -- Margee Willey
Survivor Ìntroductions & Gift Presentations÷
Robin Beers, Jamy Williams & Kathy Hamann
Survivor Lap ÷ Led by Color Guard and
Sandy Feller & Marilyn Drewitz
Support/Caregivers Lap
Team Ìntroduction/Fundraising Recognition/TeamLap
9:30.Luminaria Ceremony
Event Speaker ÷ Becky Drury
Music By ÷ Jeanine & Libbi Sykora & Trista Reinert
10:20.Happy Birthday ACS Lap
10:30.Mystery Cooler Auction
11:00.Lap ÷ School/Team Spirit Lap
11-12:30.Bank Open - Relay For Life Teams can turn in
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1:00.Lap--- Hilarious Hat Lap
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3:00.Lap--- Light it up Lap
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5:00.Closing Ceremony
Raffle Drawings
Recognition and Thanks
Closing Blessing ÷ Pastor Ron Burtz
Final Lap
5:30.Clean-Up: Campsites, Luminaria & Event Site
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performing, Elvis is planning to make an
appearance, and also Katchup the Clown
will be in attendance. Please plan to come
out and support Relay For Life.
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Word was received of the death
of Lila (Neville) Ames, age 79, of
Green Bay, Wis., late last week.
Lila has two brothers from our
area – Bob Neville and Jerry
Neville. Sympathy is extended to
the family.
Congratulations to Dr. Amy
(Piroutek) Hogue who was one of
two who were chosen this year for
the Philip High School Hall of
Fame. This honor is based on ac-
ademic and career achievements.
Amy, a 1998 graduate, is very
young to be given this award and
the community is very proud of
her. The other recipient this year
was Paul Newman, formerly of
rural Philip.
A son, Chaelen Michael, was
born to Jaeson and Crystal Han-
rahan of Sac City, Iowa, August
29. He weighed 8 lb. 14 oz. and
was 19 inches long. Chaelen has
three older brothers. Debbie Han-
rahan is his grandma. Great-
grandparents are Phyllis
Hanrahan and Kay Couch, both of
Philip. Congratulations, everyone!
The former Chuck and Mae Job-
gen house just a mile east of us
was burned last week to make
room for other buildings. Others
who lived there throughout the
years were the Larry Bendigos,
Arlie and Merle Ann Elshere,
Howard Hopkins, and Paul and
Joy Elshere. It is thought the
house was built about 1957. The
land is owned by the Elsheres.
Sunday, September 1, Janice
(Fleming) Cummings moved from
her home in California to an
apartment in Philip. Her parents
were the late Ed and Jean Flem-
ing who lived where Bryan and
Sharon Olivier now live. Welcome
back, Janice!
Ashley Berry, daughter of
Robert and Betty Berry, and
Justin Jaspers were married Sat-
urday evening, September 7, in
Brookings. Attending the wedding
and reception from our area were
Ashley's grandparents, Kenneth
and Doris Berry, Philip, and her
aunt and uncle, Dave and Tonya
Berry, Milesville.
Donna and Tina Staben hosted
the Milesville Community Club
last Tuesday evening. Before it got
dark we played a game similar to
a scavanger hunt where we were
given a list of flowers and we were
to find the area they were in. They
have a pretty yard with many dif-
ferent varieties of flowers. Attend-
ing the meeting were Marcia
Eymer, Gayla Piroutek and Janice
Victor and Joy Limacher re-
cently spent a week in Keukuk,
Iowa, on business. They still have
German wirehaired Pointers that
were born in June.
Visitors at Paul and Joy
Elshere's last Saturday evening
were Shirley Parsons and Donnie
and Marcia Eymer. Also stopping
were Kelly Barger, his wife and
their son from Oklahoma. Kelly's
dad, John Barger, is an old Air
Force friend of Paul's.
Donnie and Marcia Eymer also
visited with Janice Cummings
Saturday evening.
The class of 1957 from Philip
gathered on Saturday at the sen-
ior center for dinner and an after-
noon of visiting. Those coming
were Wayne and Gwynn Hanson,
Rapid City, Bob Knutson and his
friend, Beth Bilka, Rapid City,
Enid Schulz, Philip, and Bill and
Connie Parsons, Donnie and Mar-
cia Eymer and Bart and Janice
Parsons, all of Milesville.
Doug and Carol Johnson and
daughter, Malorie, Burke, visited
at Mark and Pat Hanrahans' on
Thursday and Friday. Judy
Elshere was a visitor Saturday
Dusti Berry and a friend, Guy
Bauer, spent the weekend with
Dusti's parents, Dave and Tonya
Berry. Dusti and Guy both attend
Mitchell Technical School.
Forty-four folks were at our
place Sunday for the Hardingrove
Church picnic. The weather was
beautiful for our outdoor service
and barbecue. "Chef" Pastor Gary
fixed us hamburgers, hot dogs and
barbecued chicken along with a
potluck dinner. District Chairman
Dr.Greg Fell was our guest
Jeanine Anderson, Rapid City,
spent the weekend with Joan
Hamill. When they weren't taking
in the homecoming activities in
Philip they put together a 1,000
piece puzzle!
Saturday, Paul, Donna and
Tina Staben attended the dedica-
tion for the experiment station
near Cottonwood. The Haakon
County Crooners provided the en-
Lots of lightning and thunder
and a small rain shower came
through here Sunday night/Mon-
day morning resulting in .20”
here. I heard that places around
Philip got a good rain. Now we're
hoping for a late frost to get the
crops harvested.
Milesville News|Janice Parsons • 544-3315
There will not be much news
from the area this week as I have
been ill with the awful cold that
has been going around. I came
down with it the day after Labor
Day and have felt tough. It got
worse as the days went by and it
left me with not much of a voice
and not much breathing capacity.
So, I didn’t call neighbors to visit
with them about their activities.
I thought I was better and went
in to see the homecoming parade
and went over to attend Paul
Newman’s induction into the
Philip High School Hall of Fame.
Then I enjoyed lunch at the
United Church. Cynthia Finn was
hostess for the meal which was
made by members of the congre-
gation to help the youth program.
I enjoyed seeing Paul and
Dorothy Kay Newman. Dorothy
Kay was special to me because she
spent a lot of time at our house
when her mother, Evelyn Paulson,
taught at the Deadman School.
Her sister, DeMaris, Rapid City,
was also in Philip, so I got to say
hi to her also. Later on, I attended
the football game and was glad
that Philip won their game. It
makes homecoming so much more
special when they end up winning.
The team has improved from
last year. The junior high team is
also doing good and the sixth
grade will have a good team too, if
they keep improving as they are
now. I enjoyed all the games as
three of my great-grandchildren
played. When I got home, my cold
seemed to get worse again, so
have tried to keep it contained at
Marvin Eide has been down
with this cold also. He has felt
pretty tough, so he didn’t go to any
of the games even though he re-
ally enjoys seeing the grandkids
play. He did get some windrowing
done for Bill Gottsleben.
Bill Gottsleben has been cutting
his millet and forage on his place
and on the Carstensen place that
he rents. He said that it is very
good this year and he is getting
lots of bales which he is thankful
for, especially after having two big
hail storms hit in this area. Some
of the crops really came back and
the winter wheat stubble field is
greening up, so it can be used as
pasture for the livestock.
We received 1.40” of rain Sun-
day night, September 8. Other
neighbors reported from .75” up to
two inches of rain. It was a very
nice rain here and no bad
Christa Fitch said that they got
.75” at the Hilland place. Marvin
said the gauge on the Miller Scott
place showed one inch. It was
much needed as things were dry-
ing out again.
Marvin was down reminiscing
about some old neighbors, one of
those being Charles and Alma
Reynick who lived up the road
from us about a mile and George
Kenzy who Marvin was pals with.
I will write some stories and his-
tory on both Charles and George
next week.
Hope everyone enjoyed the
Labor Day holiday weekend and
got to do something special.
Grindstone News|Mary Eide • 859-2188
This year’s Homecoming parade theme was games. The parade results were, for the elementary – first place to
the first grade’s “Scotties have no Trouble winning” (shown above, second place to the sixth grade, and third
place to the Milesville school. For grades seven through nine – the ninth grade. For grades 10 through 12 – the
11th grade. For school organizations – FFA. For community entrees – Cradles to Crayons Daycare.
Del Bartels
Is it really good luck if you can touch the Scottie mascot? During the school pep rally before classes finished up
their parade entrees, the pep band played, the football and volleyball and cross country teams were recognized,
the classes competed in cheering, the cheerleaders roused the audience, and the Scottie dog brought good luck.
Del Bartels
A copy of a secret agreement
that directed nearly $175,000 to
an ex-superintendent of the
Huron School District must be
provided to The Daily Republic, a
judge ruled last week.
In a four-page decision, Third
Circuit Judge Jon Erickson said
the district must release a copy of
the settlement agreement be-
tween it and ex-superintendent
Ross Opsal.
The agreement had the district
making monthly payments to
Opsal after his resignation in
March 2011, according to public
payment information already ob-
tained by The Daily Republic. The
reason for the payments, which is
presumably spelled out in the
agreement, has never been made
“Obviously, we’re pleased with
Judge Erickson's decision,” said
Jon Arneson, of Sioux Falls, the
newspaper's attorney. “I think he
has done precisely the right
Erickson's ruling affirms an ear-
lier decision in favor of the news-
paper issued in March by the state
Office of Hearing Examiners. The
school district, despite the two rul-
ings against it, could still choose
to appeal to the state Supreme
“I will be more than a little sur-
prised if they appeal,” Arneson
The Daily Republic, acting on a
tip, first asked for a copy of the
agreement more than a year ago,
hoping to learn why the school
continued to pay Opsal after his
employment ended and a new su-
perintendent had been hired.
At the time of his resignation,
Opsal and the school district re-
leased a public letter citing "per-
sonal health issues" as a reason
for Opsal's departure, but offered
no other details.
Despite Erickson's ruling and
the earlier ruling from the Office
of Hearing Examiners, the district
had not provided The Daily Re-
public with a copy of the agree-
ment as of this week.
The South Dakota Newspaper
Association assisted the newspa-
per with the cost of the lawsuit.
Dave Bordewyk, the associa-
tion's general manager, praised
the judge's decision. “It's a good
thing," Bordewyk said. "It's a good
decision for open government in
South Dakota.”
Daily Republic wins records challenge
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: Paint Gelding, 14.3h
13 yrs old. Done it all! Kid/ older
person safe. Cowy with a handle.
Shown and placed in 4-H by 11-
yr-old boy. 441-9468. PR1-tfn
FOR SALE: 1999 Travelong 20
ft. gooseneck stock trailer, good
condition, good tires, $3,000
OBO. Call 441-9468, Kadoka.
and the present and were diag-
nosed with diabetes while taking
Lipitor, you may be entitled to
compensation. Call Charles H.
Johnson Law toll-free 1-800-
representing Golden Eagle Log
Homes, building in eastern, cen-
tral, northwestern South &
North Dakota. Scott Connell,
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operators, freight from Midwest
up to 48 states, home regularly,
newer equipment, Health, 401K,
call Randy, A&A Express, 800-
City, Central States Fairground,
Sept. 21, 9-3. Bring your dog.
Agility, obedience, grooming and
more. 605-430-7688 for info.
seeking a Pressman. Duties in-
clude pre-press, operating our
Goss Community press and
helping direct our mailroom op-
eration. Position requires forklift
skills and a mechanical apti-
tude. Must work some nights
and weekends. This is a 40-hour
a week position with benefits. To
apply: email resume to bmc-
macken@brooki ngsregi ster.
tend the Menno Pioneer Power
Show in Menno SD September
21-22. Featuring Allis Chalmers,
Buick and Maytag. www.pio-
neeracres.com for more details.
TERS GUILD is sponsoring a
Statewide Quilt Show, Sept 28-
29 at the Crossroads Hotel,
Huron, SD. Vendors, demon-
strations and many quilts. Con-
tact Deb Ellsworth
We have lowered the price & will
consider contract for deed. Call
Russell Spaid 605-280-1067.
ARE YOU A 45-79 Year Old
Woman Who Developed Diabetes
While On Lipitor? If you used
Lipitor between December 1996
Business & Professional
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104 Philip Ave. • South of Philip Chiropractic
AUCTION Sat. Sept. 14th 9:30
am Rapid City, SD Coca-Cola
items from 1922 & forward, an-
tiques. Website w/list & photos
www.martinjurisch.com 605-
LAND AUCTION: 3790+/- Acres,
Jones County, Cropland, Grass-
land, Recreational, Investment.
1.5 miles northwest of Murdo,
SD, September 25th, 2013. Call
Dakota Properties, Todd Schuet-
zle, Auctioneer, 605-280-3115,
www. DakotaProperties.com
AUCTION - approx. 300 acres
pine trees and meadows.
Wednesday, September 18 @ 10
AM Keystone Community Cen-
ter, Keystone SD.
NITY: Small newspaper and
website business in Southern
Black Hills for sale. Wonderful
opportunity for someone to
make the Black Hills your home!
Building and/or business; con-
tract options available. Email in-
quiries to tribune@gwtc.net.
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WANTED TO CUT: Alfalfa seed
on shares. Call Larry Schell,
279-2236 or 685-3933.
FOR SALE; Peas & oat hay. Call
Mike at 685-3068. P37-tfn
WANTED: Hay, straw or stalks
to put up on shares or purchase
in field or windrow. Call Joel
Deering, 381-0885 or 993-3151.
12-ply, 235/85/16R. $160,
mounted. Les’ Body Shop, 859-
2744, Philip. P40-tfn
FREE! 3 bedroom 14’x70’ mo-
bile home in New Underwood, to
be moved. Needs work. Call or
text 863-2206. P39-2tp
Cleveland Ave., Murdo, Friday,
Sept. 20, 9am-6pm; Saturday,
Sept. 21, 9am-3pm (CT). House-
hold goods, some antiques, jew-
elry, material, patterns, craft
supplies, misc. Furniture will be
sold in October. M3-2tp
day, Sept. 20, 3-7 pm, 508 E.
Dupree in Philip. Lots of baby
girls’ clothing, girls’ & boys’
clothing, misc. household items.
Karen, Brooke & Gabriela
Kroetch. P40-2tp
HELP WANTED: Part-time
graveyard weekend cashier. Ap-
plications are available at fuel
desk at Discount Fuel, Kadoka.
HELP WANTED: Monday and
Wednesday mornings (3-4 hours
each day). Will train the right
person. Call Beau Ravellette,
859-2516, for more details.
part-time for September & Octo-
ber, Badlands Trading Post.
Flexible hours & scheduling –
competitive wages – gas dis-
count. Contact Heidi, 433-5411.
HELP WANTED: Full-time posi-
tion at Jones’ Saddlery, Bottle &
Vet, Philip. 859-2482. PR52-tfn
Part-time/full-time CNA posi-
tion, benefits available. Contact
Heidi or Nikki, 837-2270.
loving & patient geriatric nurse.
Benefits available. Contact Heidi
or Nikki, 837-2270. K34-tfn
HELP WANTED: Cooks, counter
personnel, wait staff 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 informa-
tion: 837-2076. K33-tfn
IN WALL has positions open for
housekeeping and laundry. Stop
in to apply or call Joseph at 279-
2127 or 808-284-1865.
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: 1986 Yamaha mo-
torcycle, gas stove, refrigerator,
table and chairs, washer and
dryer. (4) kittens to give away.
Call Kolette Struble, 441-1909.
FOR SALE: Blue recliner, small
round table with 4 chairs and a
fouton. Call 279-2222, Wall.
FOR SALE: Rope horse halters
with 10’ lead rope, $15 each.
Call 685-3317 or 837-2917.
are interested in it continuing
and want to help, call Linda
Eisenbraun 457-2692 or Nancy
Hauk 279-2378. WP3-2tc
annual Craft Show, to be held
Saturday, September 28th.
Call Julie at 441-9305 for more
information. P38-4tc
machinery and junk cars for
crushing. 433-5443. P36-12tp
Approx. 1200 sq. ft., 3 bed-
rooms, 1.75 baths, detached 2-
car garage, fenced yard. $50,000
OBO. Contact Erin or Mike, 840-
2257. P40-4tc
$25,000. 406 Norris St., Wall.
279-2825. PW40-2tp
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
APARTMENTS: Spacious one
bedroom units, all utilities in-
cluded. Young or old. Need
rental assistance or not, we can
house you. Just call 1-800-481-
6904 or stop in the lobby and
pick up an application. Gateway
Apartments, Kadoka. WP32-tfn
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see an error, we will gladly re-
run your ad correctly. We accept
responsibility for the first incor-
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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-
We would like to thank every-
one for the prayers, visit, calls
and cards after Vance’s motorcy-
cle accident. He is out of the hos-
pital and back home in Kansas.
Each day he gets stronger and is
very grateful to be alive.
Thank you, Carrie and Ben, for
doing chores so we could be with
Vance. It is great to be in such a
caring community.
Vance & Anissa Moriarty
& boys
Marianne & Lloyd Frein
& all the Moriartys & Freins
Thank you to the nurses, staff,
Dr. Holman and my sisters, Mary
and Helen, for the care I received
while in the Philip hospital. Also,
thank you to my wife, my son,
Patrick, the grandkids, and last,
but not least, to my neighbors
who have picked up the slack
while I’ve been down.
John Solon
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Home: (605) 837-2945
Cell: (605) 381-5568
Excavation work of
84 Years Ago
September 12, 1929
The Philip Airport will be for-
mally dedicated next Sunday, Sep-
tember 15th, when three planes
from the Rapid Airlines will be tak-
ing passengers up at the astonish-
ing low rate of a dollar fifty per
passenger. The low rate will apply
to any plane on the field.
Cards announcing the marriage
of Miss Gladys Hart of Philip and
Harold Joyce of Grindstone were
received by friends of the couple
this week. The wedding occurred at
Belvidere, So. Dak., on Thursday
July 18th and came as a complete
surprise to their friends here.
Grindstone News … There has
been sufficient frost here to touch
cucumbers slightly in a few places.
It could be worse: Rickards woke
up one morning in the Hills last
week to find the ground covered
with snow, and the trees were bent
almost to the ground with their
load of snow.
South Dakota’s automobile li-
cense plates for 1930 will be yellow
with black letters.
75 Years Ago - Sept. 8, 1938
Death’s grim reaper descended
upon a stretch of Highway 16 five
miles west of Kadoka early Tues-
day morning snuffing out the lives
of three Haakon County young peo-
ple in an automobile accident. An-
other young woman was seriously
injured. The dead: Billy Reynick,
20, of Philip, who made his home
with his brother, Charles Reynick.
Marvin Berke, 26, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Martin Berke of Hilland.
Helen Hawkey, 20, of Philip,
daughter of Mrs. Etta Hawkey of
Washington state. The injured:
Signa Pearson, about 20, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Pearson of
the Hilland vicinity. She is in a
Pierre hospital suffering with chest
and abdomen injuries and a serious
laceration on her left knee.
The accidnet occurred as the four
young people were on their way
home from the Kadoka Labor Day
celebration at about 1:30 a.m. They
were riding in the Berke car and as
the result of a probable tire blow
out, or an attempt of the driver to
dodge an object on the highway,
the machine careened into a ce-
ment abutment and stopped there
with its load of dead and injured.
75 Year Ago
September 15, 1938
Five weddings of interest to citi-
zens of Philip and Haakon County,
have occurred during the past sev-
eral days.
In a quite home wedding on the
afternoon of September 9, Harriet
Elaine Rowcliffe, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. R.G. Rowcliffe, of Philip,
became the bride of Lisle Dewey
Whisler, of Midland.
The marriage of Miss Wilma An-
derson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A.S. Anderson, of Philip, and Or-
vall Skog, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
A. Skog, of Rapid City, was solem-
nized Sunday morning in St. John’s
Lutheran Church at Rapid City.
A marriage license was issued at
Sioux Falls last Thursday to
Denise Murphy of Rapid City, for-
merly of Philip, and William F.
Laswell of Rapid City, according to
a dispatch of the Associated Press.
Announcement was made this
week of the marriage of Ruth Sher-
wood, daughter of Mrs. F.H. Schott
of Philip and Wayne Fairchild of
near Philip, the ceremony being
performed Sunday, September 4, at
the home of the bride’s brother-in-
law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Hu-
bert Buswell in Aberdeen.
The marriage of Miss Edna
Pierce of Philip to J. Allan Minger
of Sedan, Kan., occurred at 5 p.m.
Friday, September 9, at the First
Congregational Church in Kansas
City, Kansas.
Dickie Brooks, two years old, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Brooks, is re-
covering from the effects of rat-
tlesnake poisoning, a reptile
having struck the lad last Wednes-
day afternoon while he was playing
with his brother, Teddy, near a pile
of wheat straw in the yard at the
Brooks farm home near Philip.
The snake bit Dickie on the end
of his left thumb, Teddy reporting
the “strike” to his mother within a
few moments. Dr. W.E. Richardson
was immediately summoned and
administered anti-venom serum.
Another shot of the serum was ad-
ministered later to insure the
killing of the poison.
The boys were playing near the
pile of straw for several days, but
had not reported to seeing any
By having a telephone in the
home, Mrs. Brooks was able to
summon a physician immediately.
Six-man football, a sport activity
that swept the country in recent
years, especilly in smaller schools,
will be played in this part regularly
this year.
Six-man football made its debut
in Philip a year ago as an inter-
mural sport and is not altogether
new to local football fans. The game
is played with rules similar to the
11-man game, except that in six-
man there are three linemen and
three backfield players on each side
and the playing field is 40 to 80
yards instead of 50 by 100 yards.
Moenville News … Mr. and Mrs.
Pete Paulson are rejoicing over the
arrival of a baby son arriving to
them at their home Saturday, Sep-
tember 10.
Powell News … Powell was star-
tled out of its quietness Sunday
when a queer looking jalope (skele-
ton of Ford) filled with a noisy gang
came tearing down thru its street.
The driver made some sharp cor-
ners at a fast clip and part of the
time some of the occupants were
suspended in midair, but managed
to hold on. A few more passengers
from town were added to the gang
but all hung on, although the going
at times was mightly rough.
Galo Stroppel helped Roy Logan
install a windcharger and wired his
house for light on Monday. Blow,
wind, blow.
A pair of twins, a boy and a girl,
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan
Swisher at the Rapid City hospital.
They are named Paul and Pauline.
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Lots of thinner bulls and wet cows.
61.........................................CHAR STRS 929# ............$150.25
64 ........................BLK & BWF SPAY HFRS 841# ............$151.75
67 ........................BLK & BWF SPAY HFRS 853# ............$150.00
67 ........................BLK & BWF SPAY HFRS 872# ............$148.25
30 ........................BLK & BWF SPAY HFRS 769# ............$150.00
66...............................MXD X SPAY HFRS 915# ............$139.75
44..................................BLK OPEN HFRS 889# ............$145.25
50...........................................RED STRS 856# ............$156.00
53......................CHAR & RED OPEN HFRS 824# ............$146.25
21..................................BLK OPEN HFRS 901# ............$145.00
12..................................BLK OPEN HFRS 900# ............$146.00
12..................................BLK OPEN HFRS 910# ............$143.75
14..................................BLK OPEN HFRS 933# ............$143.00
20..................................BLK OPEN HFRS 880# ............$142.75
15 .................................BWF OPEN HFRS 929# ............$142.75
6..................................BLK & BWF HFRS 904# ............$142.25
19...........................................BLK STRS 846# ............$153.75
23..................................BLK OPEN HFRS 894# ............$146.25
12 ........................BLK & BWF SPAY HFRS 836# ............$147.75
8 ............................................BLK HFRS 803# ............$149.50
11..................................BLK OPEN HFRS 813# ............$147.50
7....................................BLK OPEN HFRS 844# ............$146.25
24 .......................BLK & BWF OPEN HFRS 858# ............$145.75
5 ..........................BLK & BWF SPAY HFRS 870# ............$145.50
7 .........................BLK & BWF OPEN HFRS 911# ............$144.25
4 .........................BLK & BWF OPEN HFRS 903# ............$143.50
17...........................................RED STRS 869# ............$148.25
15 .......................RED & RWF OPEN HFRS 815# ............$143.50
7....................................BLK OPEN HFRS 840# ............$147.25
5.............................................BLK STRS 1044# ..........$134.50
14........................RED & BLK OPEN HFRS 1067# ..........$130.50
12..................................BLK OPEN HFRS 1035# ..........$135.00
6 .........................BLK & BWF OPEN HFRS 907# ............$141.75
10 ..........................................BLK HFRS 933# ............$141.00
38..................................BLK OPEN HFRS 935# ............$140.75
8....................................BLK OPEN HFRS 821# ............$145.50
14..................................BLK OPEN HFRS 816# ............$147.25
13 ..........................................BLK HFRS 815# ............$148.75
16..................................RED OPEN HFRS 811# ............$147.25
20 ................................BLK & BWF STRS 885# ............$147.75
8 ............................................BLK HFRS 1020# ..........$131.00
21..................................BLK OPEN HFRS 803# ............$149.00
10..................................BLK OPEN HFRS 802# ............$149.00
7.................................CHAR & BLK STRS 727# ............$156.50
7....................................BLK OPEN HFRS 749# ............$147.50
7.............................................BLK STRS 698# ............$164.00
3..................................BLK & BWF HFRS 607# ............$153.00
10 ................................BLK & BWF STRS 690# ............$166.00
12...........................................BLK STRS 647# ............$168.25
7 ..................................BLK & BWF STRS 616# ............$170.00
113...............................RED & BLK STRS 386# ............$860.00
12 ................................BLK & BWF STRS 400# ............$820.00
6.............................................BLK STRS 378# ............$750.00
1.............................................BLK BULL 1970# ..........$107.00
1.............................................BLK BULL 2115# ..........$105.00
1.............................................BLK BULL 2055# ..........$103.50
1.............................................BLK BULL 1945# ..........$103.00
1.............................................BLK BULL 2025# ..........$102.00
2.................................BLK & BWF COWS 1355# ............$89.50
1 .............................................BLK COW 1475# ............$88.50
1 .............................................BLK COW 1640# ............$87.50
1 .............................................BLK COW 1360# ............$83.50
1 .............................................BLK COW 1570# ............$82.50
1 .............................................BLK COW 1405# ............$87.50
1 .............................................BLK COW 1420# ............$81.00
1 .............................................BLK COW 1485# ............$79.50
1.............................................BLK BULL 2030# ..........$105.00
1.............................................BLK BULL 2060# ..........$101.00
1 .............................................BLK COW 1405# ............$83.50
1.............................................BWF COW 1325# ............$86.50
1.............................................BWF COW 1395# ............$84.50
3............................................BLK COWS 1225# ............$84.00
1.............................................BWF COW 1290# ............$83.00
1 ...........................................HERF COW 1205# ............$86.00
1 .............................................BLK COW 1365# ............$85.00
1 .............................................BLK COW 1415# ............$83.00
1.............................................BLK BULL 1875# ..........$103.00
1 ...........................................HERF COW 1240# ............$85.00
1 ...........................................HERF COW 1195# ............$83.00
1.............................................BLK BULL 2080# ..........$104.50
1.............................................BLK BULL 2005# ..........$104.50
1.............................................BLK BULL 1775# ..........$101.50
1.............................................BLK BULL 2025# ..........$104.00
1.............................................BLK BULL 1725# ..........$103.00
1 .............................................BLK COW 1395# ............$84.50
4............................................BLK COWS 1325# ............$84.00
1.............................................BWF COW 1360# ............$83.00
1 .............................................BLK COW 1375# ............$81.50
1 .............................................BLK COW 1500# ............$82.50
1 .............................................BLK COW 1510# ............$82.00
1 .............................................BLK COW 1355# ............$82.00
2............................................BLK COWS 1365# ............$80.00
6............................................BLK COWS 1412# ............$81.50
8 .....................................BLK COWETTES 1150# ............$90.00
1 ...........................................HERF COW 1580# ............$80.50
1.............................................BLK BULL 1945# ..........$103.00
1.............................................BLK BULL 1845# ..........$102.50
1.............................................BLK BULL 1930# ..........$100.00
1.............................................BLK BULL 1750# ..........$100.00
1 ............................................BLK HFRT 840# ............$111.00
Consumers who visited their
local meat counter to purchase
steaks and hamburgers for
grilling over Labor Day weekend
may have experienced some
sticker shock over the price of beef
and thought cattle producers must
be making a lot of money.
They would have been correct
about the first part, but not the
second, said Darrell Mark, ad-
junct professor of economics at
South Dakota State University.
“Retail prices have hovered near
record highs for several months.
In fact, according to the most re-
cent figures, in July retail beef
prices averaged a record $5.35 per
pound. That same month, fed cat-
tle prices only averaged $1.19 per
pound,” Mark said.
As a result, he said the spread
between the retail value of beef
from a carcass and the live animal
was quite wide in July 2013.
“In fact, this live-to-retail price
spread was record large in July at
about $1,253 per head,” Mark
said. He noted that this estimated
spread is calculated using average
carcass yields of beef. “It also in-
cludes the value of hide and offal
products that are sold, which were
also record high in July,” he
The live-to-retail price spread
has averaged almost $100 per
head, or nine percent higher in the
first seven months of 2013 com-
pared to the same time period last
Dissecting the live-to-retail
price spread into margins before
and after beef harvesting/process-
ing can help identify what seg-
ments of the industry are
profitable (or not profitable). The
live-to-cutout processing margin
averaged about $169 per head in
July, suggesting that beef packers
with average costs would have
been making less than $20 per
head. Seasonally, July is the
month with the widest live-to-
cutout processing margin. In the
first four months of the year, this
packer gross margin averaged
close to $90 per head, which would
have been unprofitable for most
all packers/processors.
The difference between the
wholesale value of the beef sold by
packers and the retail value at the
supermarket is the gross margin
that the retail industry has to
cover its costs to market beef to
consumers. In July, this cutout-to-
retail price spread averaged a
record $1,085 per head. From Jan-
uary to July 2013, this spread av-
eraged $1,031 per head, almost
$85 per head higher than the
same seven months in 2012.
“Based upon the estimated
gross processing margin for a beef
processor and the marketing mar-
gin for retailers, it appears that
the majority of the profits avail-
able from beef sales are currently
being held at the retail level,”
Mark said.
He explained that a couple of
factors contribute to retailers'
ability to keep these profits.
“First, retail prices tend to be
fairly ‘sticky’ and once prices go
up, they don't tend to come down
very quickly or vice versa because
consumers generally dislike ex-
treme price variability – especially
of the magnitude that ag produc-
ers deal with in the commodities
markets,” he said. “Second, beef
packers/processors have generally
been unable to push boxed beef
prices much beyond two dollars
per pound this year for a sus-
tained period of time. When they
have, retailers tend to switch fea-
tures to competing meats, which
are growing in supply.”
He added that the cattle feeding
industry hasnot been earning a
profit this year either.
“Losses to cattle feeding (on a
strictly cash basis) have averaged
nearly $160 per head so far in
2013. It has improved in recent
months, but the $1.19 per pound
average fed cattle price in July
still resulted in average losses for
that month around $82 per head,”
Mark said.
Cattle prices vs. meat counter prices
by Representative
Kristi Noem
Now that kids are back in
school, we’ve traded in baseballs
and bug spray for calculators and
highlighters. Families across
South Dakota are readjusting to
early mornings getting kids ready
to catch the bus and evenings
spent working on homework at
the table. In the Noem household,
we’re getting ready to move our
oldest daughter Kassidy back to
college to start her sophomore
year, while Kennedy and Booker
try to get back in the school rou-
Life in the classroom has
changed quite a bit since many of
us were in school. Long division no
longer requires time spent with
pencil to paper, but rather num-
ber crunching in a calculator. Al-
though our students are still
taught how to solve problems the
“long way,” technology has made a
substantial impact on education.
Elementary students now use
iPads to learn cursive and memo-
rize multiplication tables, and stu-
dents in middle and high school
can now take exams and write pa-
pers on laptops in the classroom.
When I was in college, my fa-
ther died unexpectedly in an acci-
dent on our farm. I made the
tough decision to leave college and
return to our family farm to keep
our operation up and running. I
always intended to complete my
college degree, but like so many
individuals, life got in the way. I
was raising three kids, running
businesses and spending my days
in the field. After years spent out-
side the classroom, it was a con-
versation with my sister that
challenged me to return to school
and finish what I started.
I enrolled at South Dakota
State University, and because of
the availability of online classes, I
was able to complete my bache-
lor’s degree, even while running
for Congress and serving my first
term in Washington, D.C.
I know firsthand that some-
times life doesn’t allow you to sit
in a classroom and take classes
the traditional way. This is why I
recently hosted an e-learning
roundtable in Sioux Falls with
local universities to find out ways
the federal government can im-
prove affordability and access to
higher education.
A lot of the discussion focused
on a regulation issued by the De-
partment of Education which
forces states to follow federal re-
quirements when deciding
whether to grant an institution,
including institutions that offer
online education programs, per-
mission to operate within their
state. I voted to repeal this bur-
densome regulation last Congress
and will continue to work to give
students access to classes, regard-
less of what state classes may be
Education has changed drasti-
cally since most members of Con-
gress were in school, which is why
I formed the Congressional E-
Learning Caucus with Rep. Jared
Polis (D-CO). As Congress pre-
pares to consider the reauthoriza-
tion of the Higher Education Act
this Congress, I look forward to
sharing the feedback I received
from students and administrators
during my e-learning roundtable
with my colleagues.
If you have taken an online
class or have an experience with
distance education that you would
like to share, I would encourage
you to send me an email at
http://noem. house.gov.

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