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A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc., Philip, South Dakota 57567. The Official Newspaper of Haakon County, South Dakota. Copyright 1981.
Number 33
Volume 107
April 11, 2013
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by Nancy Haigh
An easement request for a recre-
ational trail, the Keystone XL
Pipeline and the continuing issue
of a northeastern Haakon County
road highlighted the Haakon
County Commission meeting April
Trisha Larson approached the
board with an easement request for
an eight foot asphalt recreational
path. She said this would be phase
one of a multiphase project. The
area she was requesting easement
for is around the rodeo grounds and
ball fields.
Larson said she is working on ob-
taining easements from private
landowners as well for phase one.
This would probably be the only
trail that is asphalted as they be-
lieve people from the Silverleaf As-
sisted Living Center and Philip
Health Services would be able to
utilize the path. She said a portion
of phase two may also be as-
Phase one, if all easements are
obtained, would start at the corner
of W. Pine Street and Stanley Av-
enue, go north on the east side of
Stanley Avenue and cross at the
entrance to the rodeo grounds.
From there it would split and form
a loop. The trail would follow the
rodeo grounds’ fence line north and
then west along Highway 14. It
would turn east at the junction of
the highway and W. Pine Street,
turn north along the fairgrounds’
fence line and then turn east once
more on the north side of the ball
fields. The proposed phase 2
would connect the school grounds
going down the steps onto Elm
Street and head west behind Philip
Health Services, Inc. and connect
to the portion of phase one on the
east side of Stanley Avenue.
Other phases could include a
pathway along Highway 73/Lari-
mer Avenue, one from the intersec-
tion of Highways 14 and 73 diago-
nally to Lake Waggoner and one
south of town.
Larson stated she needed their
approval for the easement so that
she could finalize paperwork for a
Recreation Trails Program grant.
She said as other grants become
available a supervisory board will
move forward with additional
trails. That same board will see to
maintenance of the trails, she said.
State’s Attorney Gay Tollefeson
stated that the group in charge of
the trail system would also be the
entity responsible for any liability
issues, not the county.
The board approved her request
contingent on the grant being re-
ceived and the trail being built.
R.L. (Bud) Anderson, represent-
ing the Keystone XL Pipeline, up-
dated the board. He noted that
after President Barack Obama de-
nied the pipeline, TransCanada re-
configured the route, skirting the
Nebraska Sand Hills. The route
had also been shortened from over
1,700 miles to about 850 miles,
ending at Steele City, Neb.
Anderson noted that the public
comment period will end April 20.
He asked the commissioners to
sign a letter of support for the proj-
ect. The board approved a motion
to send the letter of support.
Anderson said if the president
signs the request, work on the
pipeline in South Dakota would
commence in August, with work in
Haakon County starting in Sep-
Haakon County Highway Super-
intendent Kenny Neville said that
he verified that a road under dis-
pute in northern Haakon County is
in fact a part of the county’s high-
way system.
R. Lee Smith, Jacksonville, Fla.,
previously requested that the road
be vacated as it runs through his
property. Smith uses the property
as a hunting business. Some people
use the road to access their own
property and others use it to access
Army Corps of Engineer land along
the Cheyenne River.
The commissioners tabled the
issue in March so that Neville
could verify the status of the road
with the state department of trans-
portation records. The commission
approved for Neville to repair a
hole in the road and run a blade
over it to eliminate the grass.
Neville noted that it is marked as
a minimum maintenance road on
the west end, and he will install
signage stating the same on the
east end.
Neville noted that areas of the
county are having problems with
blowing topsoil piling up in the
road ditches. He noted in some
cases the soil is three to four feet
deep. The board directed Neville to
meet with the landowners request-
ing they remove the soil. If they
don’t do so, alternate steps will be
taken to remove the soil.
Installation of an underground
water sprinkler system was dis-
cussed by the board. Last fall,
Nancy Neville had presented two
quotes for a system. Mary Burnett,
representing the local Horizons
group, asked the board if an addi-
tional line for a drip system could
be installed to their landscaping at
the north end of the parking lot.
They currently attach hoses to the
courthouse’s water supply. N.
Neville noted that an updated
quote would be needed as the
prices for supplies have increased.
The board gave her the go ahead
with the project if the new prices
are comparable to those of last fall.
A hearing was held regarding
the Sunday on-sale liquor licenses
with a fee of $100 for each license.
The commission approved the res-
olution instating the policy.
The commission approved a
transfer of $21,000 from the gen-
eral fund to the 911 surcharge fund
as was budgeted.
Also approved was a plat map for
Fred Hoag; raffle requests for the
Philip Horizons group, Midland Le-
gion Auxiliary, and the South
Dakota Amateur Baseball Associa-
tion; March meeting minutes, war-
rants, and a resolution from the
South Dakota Association of
County Officials stating the
Haakon County Board of Commis-
sioners supports the effort to keep
municipal bonds as tax exempt.
Veterans Service Officer Terry
Deuter was appointed as Haakon
County’s representative on the Vet-
eran’s and Military Affairs commit-
tee recently established by the
South Dakota Association of
County Commissioners.
Barbara (Bobbi) Sloat was ap-
proved as a member of the library
board. Approved to attend the
SDACO deputy workshop May 22-
23 in Pierre were Carla Smith,
Ashley Reckling and Chelsea Moos.
The other county officials were ap-
proved to attend the SDACO
spring workshop May 15-17 in
Reports that were presented
and/or reviewed included Virgil
Smith, county weed supervisor,
veterans service office, sheriff’s of-
fice, register of deeds’ office, and
the auditor/treasurer fund cash
balance report. Auditor Patricia
Freeman noted that she shows a
difference of $560.38 between the
two offices. She noted she hasn’t
found where the discrepancy is, but
believes it could involve a payment
of back taxes. The board approved
to surplus computer equipment
from the register of deeds’ office.
The board signed off on a library
report that Annie Brunskill must
file with the state. She said the re-
port is used by the Institute of Li-
brary Services to compile grants.
The board will meet in regular
session Tuesday, May 7, at 1:00
Road, trail and pipeline highlight meeting
If all easements are obtained and grants are received a local group would proceed
with phase one of a recreational trail project. The black lines are where the pro-
posed asphalt trail would be laid. Courtesy photo
Wheeler-Brooks American Le-
gion Post #173, Philip, will be spon-
soring two Philip High School jun-
ior boys to attend the South Dakota
Boys State, May 27-31, in Ab-
erdeen. The post’s auxiliary will be
sponsoring one junior girl to attend
the South Dakota Girls State, May
27-June 1, at the University of
South Dakota, Vermillion.
Gavin Brucklacher, Brian Pfeifle
and Madison Hand will represent
the Philip American Legion.
Midland’s American Legion #143
will be sponsoring one boy this
year, Chauncey Trapp, who is a
junior at T.F. Riggs High School in
“I felt like going to Boys State
2013 would be a great way to start
off my senior year of high school,”
said Brucklacher. “The leadership
that it brings to the table will be
used wherever I go for whatever
comes in my future.”
“I wanted to attend Boys State
for one, it looks good on scholar-
ships, but I also wanted to attend
to have a better understanding of
how the government worked”
stated Pfeifle.
“I applied for Girls State because
I believed it would be a great op-
portunity for me and a good way to
start off my summer,” stated Hand.
“I also liked how it would look good
on scholarships and would help me
out with my future.”
Upon reaching Boys State, citi-
zens are assigned to one of the two
mythical political parties and to
residence in a specific city and
county. The two parties are desig-
nated as “Federalist” and “Nation-
alist” with absolutely no connection
to political parties as they exist in
South Dakota today. With the ex-
ception of city elections, which are
nonpolitical as they are in South
Dakota, party caucuses and con-
ventions are held, with full slates
of officers elected at county and
state level. Appointive officers are
also filled.
Boys State is a nationwide pro-
gram. Last year there were 50
American Legion sponsored Boys
States in operation. Deciding the
best way to learn was by practicing
it, American Legionnaires began,
in 1935, gathering teenage repre-
sentatives together for a few days
each summer in a citizenship train-
ing program on the processes of
city, county and state government.
As the program succeeded and
spread throughout the United
States, the American Legion Auxil-
iary began a similar program for
girls. Girls State was authorized in
1937-38, and is now established in
50 departments in our nation.
South Dakota Girls State was
founded in 1947. From an enroll-
ment of 117 girls in 1947, Girls
State has grown to its present en-
rollment of over 480 girls.
The annual programs have a
two-fold purpose. First, to better
help youth understand and appre-
ciate the American system of gov-
ernment and way of life including
the rights and responsibilities of
citizenship. Secondly, to give a bet-
ter knowledge of the fundamental
principles of government within
the State of South Dakota. These
objectives are sought by the estab-
lishment of a mythical 51st State of
Union, comprised of counties and
cities, giving young men and
women actual experience in control
and operation of these units of gov-
ernment. The American Legion
and the Auxiliary want the young
people of South Dakota to under-
stand the problems of government,
as well as how it functions.
Three to Boys State, one to Girls State
Candidates for the 2013 American Legion Boys State and the 2013 American
Legion Auxiliary Girls State. Above, from left, are Phil Pearson – state vice com-
mander District 22 and local sergeant of arms, Philip High School juniors Gavin
Brucklacher and Brian Pfeifle, and D.J. Rush – Philip’s American Legion adjutant.
Madison Hand
by Del Bartels
The Philip Horizons program
was revisited in a spring meeting
Tuesday, April 2.
Kari O’Neill, community devel-
opment field specialist, is heading
an evaluation of the program in the
state. “It’s been fun to listen to
what is happening with the differ-
ent communities,” said O’Neill.
Most of the meeting was a recap
of the new improvements, activities
and faces that have become part of
what Philip is today since the Hori-
zons program began in the commu-
nity. The catch phrase is capital;
what the community has as its
basis and can reap interest and
dividends from today and in the fu-
ture. Not everything may have a
direct correlation to the community
building program of Horizons, but
the ripple effects of the program
are numerous.
Some of the capital that meeting
attendees from Philip listed often
overlapped in different categories.
Political capital could include in-
volvement of citizens who may not
have become such involved commu-
nity members. The city council,
county commissioners and board of
education all have some new mem-
bers in recent years.
Social capital includes the Hot
Summer Nights gatherings. The fi-
nancial area includes the Financial
University classes offered to area
residents. Culturally, the Scotty
Philip Park north of the courthouse
is under improvement, a park be-
hind the Senechal is being planned,
the highway between Philip and
Fort Pierre is now named the
James “Scotty” Philip Highway, a
Scotty Philip documentary has
been filmed, and a community
walking trail is in the planning
One specific problem brought to
light when Horizons first began in
Philip was the need for more day
care. With more such businesses
now in the area, that is no longer a
“I think we’ve added value to our
community through all of these,”
said Mary Burnett. About the new
leadership and the people who can
help get other’s ideas turned into
projects, “Even if we aren’t the
right people, we can encourage,
and direct them to the right peo-
ple,” said Burnett.
O’Neill concluded the survey
part of the Horizons meeting by
stating that booklets will be made
of all the Horizons community,
highlighting each one’s accomplish-
The remainder of the time con-
cerned the projected work on the
Scotty Philip Park. A volunteer
work day, mostly for planting, is
scheduled for May 18. Stone facing
is planned for the pedestal that will
hold the bronze statue of Scotty
Philip. According to Burnett, the
project has been granted a six-
month extension on a Deadwood
Historical Grant. Some area resi-
dents have offered memorial
money to the Horizons group to see
projects through. Cards are being
made for people who would like to
give to the group in memory of a
friend or loved one.
Philip Horizons progress recapped
The board filled up quickly with accomplishments seen in the Philip area since
the Horizons project began. Not everything is a direct result of Horizons, but its
ripple effect and a variety of “capital” needed to continue the growing was dis-
cussed. Shown is Kari O’Neill, community development field specialist, trying to
keep up with the attendees listing different community accomplishments over
the last few years. Photo by Del Bartels
Whatever form it is in, it is still moisture. The snowstorm that closed roads, minimized downtown business, postponed
meetings and canceled school left a lot of the white form of much-needed moisture in the region. Shown is the temporary
pile at the south end of Center Avenue made by city crews as they worked to clear off Philip streets.
Let it snow ... and rain ... and sleet
School make
up day
According to Haakon School
District 27-1 Superintendent
Keven Morehart, the make
up day for the storm day of
April 9 will be this Friday,
April 12. School will follow
its regular hours. There will
be NO kindergarten class
on that day.
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Lookin’ Around by Syd Iwan
“So, now you’re not only a drug
runner but also a tax man,” she
said. The postmaster was just
couching in accusatory and deroga-
tory terms a fairly innocent activ-
ity. I was, at the time, picking up
the mail for some neighbors, and it
contained two packages from a
pharmacy that rattled and were
obviously some pills. A third was
from an accounting firm and, at
this time of year, could be assumed
to be a tax return that needed to be
signed and forwarded to our dear
friends at the Internal Revenue
Service. “Yep,” I replied. “That’s
me.” No use denying it, no matter
how bad it sounded. What she’d
said was true although it wasn’t
anything illegal or even reprehen-
She was, of course, just getting
back at me for a zinger I’d deliv-
ered to her a few days earlier.
When I got the mail that day, it
contained a notice saying I had a
package that was too big for the
box. I duly presented the notice at
the desk only to find my package
already sitting there ready to be
picked up. Our postmaster had
seen me coming when I came
through the door and knew I had a
package I’d want to get. She got it
ready before I asked for it. “I had
no idea you were that efficient,” I
said in mock surprise. This remark
insinuated that efficiency was not
normally obvious in that place to
the casual observer. “Hey!” she ob-
jected as if I’d delivered a terrible
insult, but she knew better since
she was smiling at the time.
Such back and forth trading of
insults is quite common among
friends. It is just an interesting
substitute for more normal conver-
sation that might otherwise begin,
“And how are you today?” or “Nice
day isn’t it?” Young people are par-
ticularly adept at this mock-insult
give and take. On TV the other
day, I heard one teenager saying to
another, “Your village just called.
They’re missing an idiot.” Another
young gal said to her older brother,
“You’re lying. I can tell by the stu-
pid smile on your face.” The
brother had a good comeback,
though. He said, “I always have
this stupid smile on my face.”
I’ve even heard someone say
something like, “Please take this to
the garage and try not to trip over
your own feet on the way.” The last
part of this request is obviously not
necessary and apt to bring an ob-
jection from the supposed carrier of
whatever is supposed to be carried.
I read a similar thing the other day
in a picture of a musical staff
where the key signature was being
changed to six flats. Most of us pi-
anists aren’t overly fond of playing
in six flats because one of those is
C-flat which isn’t a black key as
most flats are, but another white
key which is normally just called B
instead of C-flat. It can be hard to
remember. Anyway, in the picture,
there were the normal notations
for speed and volume along with
the instruction to “Play without
griping about the key.” This is
probably good advice, but it won’t
take very well with me. I always
grumble around when I see a key
change to six flats. Three or four
flats or sharps are all fine and well
or even five if completely neces-
sary. Six of either seems excessive.
When I was a kid, I sometime
got to spend an afternoon with my
cousin on the neighboring ranch.
He was sort of my hero since he
was handsome and always happy
and kind. He would come take my
sister and me swimming some-
times, and once he gave me a
puppy that I’d seen at his place
and taken a liking to. It was a
grand pet for a lot of years. Any-
way, if some of his friends were
around, they would good-naturedly
insult each other with some of the
worst-sounding phrases imagina-
ble. Paul had been in the Navy and
had quite a vocabulary. Coming
from a fairly protected and inno-
cent background, I sometimes had
no idea what on earth they were
talking about. Some of the phrases
didn’t register with me for a num-
ber of years. Still, I enjoyed the
give and take although it never oc-
curred to me to use such language
myself. Hearing them banter
around was somewhat enjoyable,
however, since it made me feel sort
of grown up.
By the way, don’t you have any-
thing better to do than sitting
around reading this drivel? Well, I
certainly hope not. I would just as
soon you keep on reading since I
like writing and hope to continue
doing so for awhile. I’ll be back
next week so you can read on,
drivel or otherwise.
THe GARDeN CLUB …is planning a clean-up day in the future
Senechal Park (small treed area north of the Senechal) on Saturday,
April 20, at 9:00 am. Volunteers willing to help with removal of de-
bris and general clean-up are most appreciated.
at the Senechal Apts. lobby on Monday, April 15, at 6:00 p.m. Come
to the meeting and see how the food pantry and backpack programs
are doing.
PHILIP CANCeR SUPPORT GROUP … will meet at the
Senechal Apts. lobby on Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone is
PRAY FOR RAIN GATHeRING … will be held Saturday, April
13, at 7:00 p.m. in the Midland school gym. Everyone welcome.
AA & ALANON MeeTINGS …will be held Monday nights at 8:00
p.m. at the Alano Club in Philip.
COMMUNITY BeTTeRMeNT COMMITTee … is sponsoring
Release Time clean-up. You may start any Wednesday after Easter.
Bags and gloves are supplied. For more information, contact Dar-
lene Matt at 859-2077.
FRee TAX PRePARATION …AARP TaxAide will be providing
free federal tax return preparations at the Bad River Senior Citi-
zen’s Center in Philip on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The serv-
ice is open to all ages with emphasis on low and middle income tax-
payers. Call Bob McDaniel, 859-2227, for appointment or more in-
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Growing tired ... by Del Bartels
When I was young, I was opinionated to the point of being hot
headed. Friends let me blow off steam for awhile, knowing that I would
then cool down and again be as supposedly as rational as I ever could
be. And, I have to admit, I had fun arguing for argument’s sake. It
might be hereditary. I recall, one late night, groggily nodding while lis-
tening to my dad and uncles arguing politics. I noticed Dad, who was
leaning against the kitchen counter with a cup of coffee in his hand,
was smirking. I came fully awake, realizing that Dad had, probably on
purpose, nonchalantly switched sides in the argument and was enjoy-
ing the situation while everyone else was unknowingly switching sides
just to keep the argument going.
Dad’s humor was a cover for his seriousness. He used to say, if some-
one blows smoke in your face, it really might be accidental or such a
habitual aggression that they would unknowingly do it to their own
mother. But, if you bring it to their attention and they still do it, then
they have purposefully, flat out insulted you. I never saw my dad in a
fight, but I did once witness a huge, half drunk, fellow Homestake
miner growl at whoever was behind him, and turned to see my dad.
The wannabe brawler immediately apologized and left, leaving my dad,
my brother and myself to continue playing pool.
My brother, working on a car engine alongside Dad, once zapped his
hand on the battery. After a loud tirade of cussing, he noticed my dad’s
glare, who quietly asked “What?” After slowly repeating each and every
word while looking Dad in the face, he didn’t swear again for weeks.
Arguing, blowing cigarette smoke, swearing or growling for a fight –
you don’t obviously and intentionally insult someone else.
I wish I could have seen, rather than just heard about, a social func-
tion (Moose Lodge, maybe), where some men were bantering and one
used the phrase “son of a _____.” The mother of the recipient of this
comment was actually in hearing range. I hear that this elderly lady,
from yards away, started browbeating the man who had done the pub-
lic swearing, and she ended up making a big show of slapping him as
she cried and demanded why he was calling her a _____. He didn’t dare
strike an old woman, especially one he just insulted. The story goes
that she publicaly laid into her grown son for allowing her to be called
that, then she laid into all the other men there for allowing such lan-
guage. The surrounding men were at the social event with their wives,
and some with their own elderly parents. They cowered away from the
woman. The story went on that the men’s wives and all the rest of the
women in town considered the woman a hero.
I am growing older and often feel tired. I can’t change others. But, I
can try to soften myself, calm my nature for arguing, and be more polite
about anything that might insult others. I have caught myself walking
away, envying the gall and heroism of an elderly woman.
To the Editor:
By April 1991, the drought
across the country had taken a se-
vere toll. Stock dams and reser-
voirs were greatly depleted due to
little rain, warm weather and
heavy draws. In fact, Pactola
Reservoir was 47 feet below capac-
ity in the spring of 1991. A local
meteorologist even said that they
estimated it would take 10 years of
above normal precipitation to com-
pletely replenish what had been
Something happened though in
that spring which changed all this.
Church members, pastors and
everyone concerned about the situ-
ation gathered together from all
over the region for prayer meetings
asking the Lord to send rain again
... and send rain He did.
By November of that year all the
watering holes, stock dams and in
particular Pactola Dam were back
to near capacity.
Now, we recognize that we live in
what is considered a semi-arid cli-
mate here in these parts. If it
weren’t it would look like Wiscon-
sin, eastern Iowa, Illinois or Ohio.
All lovely places mind you, but they
aren’t the high plains that we love.
We live here for a reason. We ap-
preciate the wide-open spaces, the
people that wave at you as you
drive by – including complete
strangers, the safe, quiet communi-
ties scattered across these plains.
It's a good place to live. But coming
with the territory is a less than de-
sirable amount of predictable rain-
fall. It’s a dry climate, so we take
the good years with the bad years
hoping and knowing from experi-
ence that after enough time it will
turn around. But, there are times
like these – when hope seems to
dry up and wither too, so we turn
to the one thing we know has al-
ways worked before. Prayer.
I believe we plains people out
here respect the power of prayer so
much, because we so often realize
our lives depend up on it.
So, when the people of God con-
vene, cry out, confess sin and con-
certedly beseech the Lord for a mir-
acle, He hears from heaven and
heals their land.
The time has come to do that
again. Perhaps we should more
often, but that’s a discussion to be
had another day. For now, we must
worry about the day at hand.
This coming Saturday, April 13,
at 7:00 p.m in Midland at the high
school gymnasium there will be an
area wide prayer gathering. We are
coming together to lift up our
prayers as one voice, just as we
have done in years past, and ask
the Lord to send forth the rains.
It was true for years past, and it
will be true this year as well. Lord,
Letter to the Editor
The Catalyst Club’s Good Neigh-
bor annual banquet will be held
this year on Saturday, April 20, at
the Philip High School gymnasium
at 6:00 p.m.
This will be the 33rd year for the
banquet, which honors “good
neighbors” for caring for their fel-
low man through their good deeds.
Nominations are made by the dues-
paying members of the club.
The 2013 honorees are Mike and
Marcia West, Philip, Robert Young,
Union Center, and Wayne Davis,
The Catalyst Club consists of
members from the surrounding
urban and rural areas, including
Philip, Wall, New Underwood,
Rapid City, Caputa, Elm Spings,
Owanka, Red Owl and Hill City.
The membership is not limited to
these areas. In fact, one of the goals
of the club is to expand to include
other communities. The sole pur-
pose of the club is to select and
honor individuals for being good
neighbors, and membership is open
to anyone who is interested.
Officers of the Catalyst Club are:
Harold Delbridge – president, Con-
nie Simon – vice president, Alma
Crosbie – secretary, and Dorothy
Shearer and Linda Eisenbraun –
co-treasurers. Current member-
ship is approximately 70 members.
Membership information will be
available at the banquet.
Catalyst Club to honor
four “good neighbors”
Philip Junior High School
March 2013 Students of the Month
Allison Pekron – junior
Completes assignments in an
elevated and timely manner.
Thoughtful to others. Uses class-
room time efficiently.
Philip High School
March 2013 Students of the Month
Kruse Bierle – sophomore
Has shown great improvement
as a student. Works hard and is
always respectful of others. Works
diligently on assignments.
Misti Berry – 7th
Always has her work in and done
well even after being absent. Is help-
ful and a good listener. Polite and
works well with others.
Clayton Fosheim – 8th
Polite to others. Always greets
with a good morning. Works
hard on his assignments.
Masons Lodge growing
Philip Masonic Lodge #153 is one of the fastest growing lodges in South Dakota.
During its March meeting, six of its Fellowcraft members were raised to Master
Masons. New initiates first are brought into Freemasonry as Entered Apprentices,
then work through the level of Fellowcraft. With additional meetings as needed
to initiate new members and to promote ongoing projects such as the South
Dakota Child Identification Program, the Philip Lodge normally meets the third
Wednesday of each month. Shown, back row, from left, are Matt Arthur, Milesville,
Lincoln Smith, Philip, and Tim Saftner, Kadoka. Front: Frank “Beaver” Scott, Duke
Westerberg and Chad Ramsey, all of Philip. Photo by Del Bartels
send down the rain!
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Andy Blye
Midland, SD
Thursday, April 11, 2013 • The Pioneer Review •Page 3
Rural Livin’
Winter Wheat Status Update
A month ago, this column ad-
dressed the apparent lack of win-
terkill over much of the winter
wheat growing area in South
Dakota, as well as concerns about
drought and vernalization. Based
on observations and reports from
several farmers, agronomists and
crop consultants, the lack of win-
terkill seems to be holding true as
soil temperatures are raising to
where seeds are found to be germi-
nating, or seeds already germi-
nated continuing to grow.
For the most part, this is also
lowering the concern about the
crop vernalizing, as the germina-
tion process began early enough
for much of the crop to go through
the required period of time at soil
temperatures low enough to do so.
For much of the state however,
the lack of soil moisture continues
to be a concern. Many areas re-
ceived moderate amounts of snow,
and some a little rain, which was
enough to provide good soil mois-
ture from a few inches to a foot
deep or more. Given the low water
requirement of the wheat plants at
this early stage, this will be
enough for them to get a start and
grow for a few weeks, but addi-
tional moisture is needed soon.
Some areas, such as west of Pierre,
have received very limited mois-
ture over the winter, maybe
enough to begin the germination
process and allow it to vernalize,
but little enough that some
seeds/sprouts are molding.
A number of winter wheat fields
in south-central South Dakota
were evaluated on April 4, and al-
though very little growth was seen
above ground, sprouts were found
beneath the soil surface, and
would be expected to emerge in a
few days. Fields in central and
northern South Dakota, with snow
cover until recently, and lower soil
temperatures, will certainly be be-
hind this progress. Although many
winter wheat fields look dismal,
time, and hopefully rain, could
make a big difference.
As discussed in an earlier col-
umn, the dominant component in
wheat yield is the number of heads
per unit area. You obviously won’t
be able to know how many tillers
each plant will produce at this
stage, but a good plant population
to have is 14 to 15 or more plants
per square foot. If the stand is rel-
atively uniform across the field (a
minimum of blank areas), stands
as low as five to six plants per
square foot can produce nearly 70
percent of maximum yield if man-
aged properly.
Before destroying a winter
wheat field, certainly contact your
crop insurance agent. Even if an
adjuster assigns a yield value to
the field, you may want to weigh
the pros and cons of abandoning
the field for another use. The
prospect of successfully raising an-
other crop will be highly depend-
ent on rainfall. Producers may
want to consider planting addi-
tional forage crops into less than
adequate winter wheat stands in
hopes of producing hay, which
could be in high demand.
Particularly for any field that is
subject to wind erosion, such as
fallow fields, or if the previous crop
was soybeans, field peas, sunflow-
ers, corn cut for silage or hay, etc.;
it would be beneficial to plant
something, maybe a cover crop,
rather than leave it bare.
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ference, Brookings
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binar, 10:00 a.m. CST, SD Re-
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The SDSU Cottonwood Field
Station has recently undergone
major renovations and is staged to
become a prominent community
and agricultural resource for the
tri-county area. The South Dakota
State University Extension Service
and Agriculture Experiment Sta-
tion Office will hold three meetings
to gather community input con-
cerning public awareness of, and
ideas to increase the utilization of
the Cottonwood Field Station.
Each forum will be held from 5:30
to 8:30 p.m. with a meal provided
•Jiggers Restaurant, Kadoka,
April 30th
•Wall Community Center, Wall,
May 1st
•The Steakhouse, Philip, May
Community involvement is key
to the success of these forums. At-
tendees will be asked to participate
in small group discussions and pro-
vide input and perspectives about
the station through questions pre-
sented by the moderator. Our goals
for these forums are:
1. Build a relationship between
the community and the station
2. Increase visibility and rele-
vance of station functions
3. Improve integration of the sta-
tion into the community
4. Better utilize station resources
for community events
Please plan to attend one of the
forums and let your ideas be heard.
We value your input! Please RSVP
on or before April 23 to Paulette
Morse (605-394-1722 or paulette.
Share your
input and
be heard!
Chad and Kathy Hanrahan be-
came first time parents on Satur-
day, April 6. Their son, Preston
Allen, was born in Rapid City
weighing 8 lb. 10.7 oz. He was born
on his mother, Kathy's, birthday,
so they'll get to celebrate together.
Congratulations, Chad and Kathy,
and to first time grandparents,
Mark and Pat Hanrahan and
great-grandma, Phyllis Hanrahan!
Byron and Peggy Parsons were
in Wall Friday night for the high
school prom. Their grandaughter,
Bailey Lytle, was crowned prom
queen, which made it a very special
Donnie and Marcia Eymer were
among the large crowd Saturday to
help Mary Kay Sandal celebrate
her birthday. The group got to-
gether at a water park near Rapid
Ann Harty hosted the April
meeting of the Community Club
Tuesday evening. A couple of sum-
mer activities were tentatively
planned. The directional signs at
Billsburg and Milesville are being
updated. Members attending were
Donna Staben, Tina Staben, Mar-
cia Eymer, Gayla Piroutek, Karen
Carley and Janice Parsons. Presi-
dent Donna had a quiz identifying
various flowers with Karen as the
Deb Smith drove to South Bend,
Ind., Tuesday night for a youth
conference featuring the national
dance team. Her sons, Dusty, age
18, and Jake, 16, are members of
the dance team, consisting of kids
from all over the country. The
youth conference's objective is to
promote anti-bullying, and make
the kids aware of the dangers of
drinking and drugs and help them
to resist peer pressure. She re-
turned home Friday night, stop-
ping to visit daughter Caite in
Easter weekend, Theresa
Deuchar, Jenna Finn and boys and
Megan Hoffman and family drove
to Miles City, Mont., to get together
with some of the family. An inter-
esting note is that they brought a
cat to Hardin, Mont., belonging to
a family up there. The cat had
ended up in Wall somehow. An ad
was placed in the newspaper, and
the owners were found. I guess you
can say that it 'pays to advertise.'
Beth Jeffries and her kids,
Amber and Brad Beer, Matt
Arthur and Murdock Arthur, spent
the weekend working on the house
in Philip that Zane and Beth re-
cently purchased.
Ed Harty visited Hugh and Ann
Harty over the weekend, spending
Saturday night with his brother,
Jim, Adele, Molly and Owen Harty
returned home after being in Col-
orado on business and visiting her
Jade Berry and Bailey Radway
drove to Mitchell Thursday to help
Dusti Berry move home after her
first year at Mitchell Tech. Dusti's
major is ag technology and she will
be interning with T.J. Gabriel for
part of the summer.
From Wednesday until Satur-
day, Jim Elshere did chores for his
nephew, Cole Elshere, who lives
west of Faith. Cole was in a rodeo
in Oklahoma City during that time.
Ronny and Misty Anderson and
Grace from Montana spent Satur-
day and Sunday with Misty's fam-
ily in our area. Saturday night,
they, Jim and Lana and others,
had supper in Quinn to celebrate
Cory Elshere's 40th birthday. Sun-
day, they celebrated again at Cory
and Stacy's near Quinn. Others in-
cluded Paul and Joy, Tim and
Judy, J.J. and Lindsay and family,
Curt Arthur, Greg and Kathy
Arthur and Stacy's dad.
Kayla Eymer was in Rapid City
Saturday helping several family
members celebrate their birthdays,
including her niece, Zoey, and
cousin, Kace's, first birthdays and
her niece, Taityn's, second birth-
day. That evening, she and Jim
Bob helped Micky Reedy celebrate
her birthday in Philip.
Karen Carley visited her par-
ents, Frank and Mildred O'Grady,
in New Underwood Thursday.
Dinner guests Sunday at Don-
nie and Bobette Schofield's were
Jeff and Crystal Schofield and
Paul, Donna and Tina Staben
were in Rapid City Saturday where
Donna attended the Western Jun-
ior spring meeting.
Lee and Debbie Neville and all
their family got together Saturday
for a late Easter at the home of
their daughter, Amanda and
Lukasz Stanczyk.
March weather summary: Total
moisture was .27” with four inches
of snow. Average high was 47˚ with
the highest temperatures of 73˚
and 72˚ on the 29th and the 14th.
There were five days the tempera-
ture reached in to the 60s. Average
low was 19˚. It got down to -3˚ on
the 20th for the lowest tempera-
ture in March. There were 19 days
the low got in to the teens.
Milesville News
by Janice Parsons • 544-3315
South Dakota Youth Range
Camp will be held June 4-6 near
Sturgis. The camp is open to youth
ages 14-18 who have an interest in
rangeland management and use.
“South Dakota Youth Range
Camp provides hands on experi-
ence with rangeland resources,”
said Dave Ollila, South Dakota
State University Extension sheep
specialist and camp coordinator.
During the three-day camp,
campers will learn about range
plant identification, ecological
sites, similarity index, stocking
rates, wildlife habitat, range im-
provement, range ecology and in-
formation on careers related to
The camp is limited to approxi-
mately 60 students, and students
are selected on a first come first
serve basis. Preregistration is re-
quired. To register for the camp or
for more information, contact Ollila
at 605-394-1722 or david.ollila@sd-
This camp is sponsored by the
South Dakota Section of the Soci-
ety for Range Management in coop-
eration with the following: Belle
Fourche River Watershed Partner-
ship, South Dakota Cattlemen's
Association, South Dakota Grass-
land Coalition National, Wild
Turkey Federation, South Dakota
State University, SDSU Extension,
Conservation districts, South
Dakota Association of Conserva-
tion Districts, South Dakota Asso-
ciation of Agriculture Educators,
USDA - Natural Resources Conser-
vation Service, USDI -Bureau of
Land Management and SDSU
Dean of Agriculture Barry Dunn.
South Dakota Youth Range
Camp will be held June 4-6, 2013
near Sturgis. The camp is open to
youth ages 14-18 who have an in-
terest in rangeland management
and use.
Sign up for South Dakota Youth Range Camp
The winners of the local Arbor
Day poster contest and the Arbor
Day essay contest were announced
Wednesday, April 3.
The winning posters and poems
have been sent on to be judged in
the state competition. Results are
expected to be announced by the
beginning of May. Local winners
were given certificates by Haakon
County Conservation District Man-
ager Sheila Trask. Each top place
winner also received a prize of $10,
and the second place winners each
received a prize of five dollars.
All fifth graders could enter the
poster contest. Victor Dennis was
judged to have earned top honors,
and Jet Jones got the second place
All sixth graders could enter the
essay contest. This year the top two
had actually entered poems. Tak-
ing the top spot was Aitanna
Nadala. Earning the second place
spot was Kari Kanable.
The contests are judged on the
successful presentation of an un-
derstanding of environmental
stewardship practices and the im-
portance of trees. Through artistic
expression, the individuals are to
have communicated a hope for the
future of our planet.
The certificates read, “Let it be
known that the South Dakota De-
partment of Agriculture, Division
of Resource Conservation and
Forestry, along with the Dakota’s
Chapter of the Society of American
Foresters and the South Dakota
Arborist Association, recognize the
unique and creative contribution
offered by our state’s youth and ex-
tends special appreciation for these
Local winners of Arbor Day contests
First place winner for the fifth grade poster contest was Vic-
tor Dennis, left, and second place went to Jet Jones.
Second place for the sixth grade essay contest went to Kari
Kanable, left, and first place went to Aitanna Nadala.
Hit & Miss
Thursday, April 11, 2013 • The Pioneer Review • Page 4
by Vivian Hansen • vivivi224@yahoo.com
or betty@pioneer-review.com
elderly Meals
Thursday, April 11: Braised
Pork, Squash, Roasted Nantucket
Veggies, Garlic Bread, Diced Pears.
Friday, April 12: Chicken Pic-
cata, Scalloped Potatoes, Roasted
Garden Veggies, Roll, Fruit.
Monday, April 15: Cranberry
Glazed Ham, Butternut Squash,
Brunswick Veggies, Corn Muffin,
Mandarin Oranges.
Tuesday, April 16: Chili or
Chicken Noodle Soup, Baked Po-
tato, Cherries.
Wednesday, April 17: Cookout
Day – Hot Dogs, Burgers, Potato
Salad, Watermelon, Ice Cream.
Rachel and Darin Buhmann,
Wall had a baby daughter born
Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Rapid
City Regional Hospital and named
her Chessa Char. She weighed 7
lbs., 1.6 oz., and 19 in. long. She
joins sister, Bria, almost six, and
brother, Breckin three years old.
Proud grandparents are Becky and
Roger Buhmann, Rapid City, great-
grandma, Janie Kennedy, Philip.
Grandparents, Clayton and Char-
lene Kjerstad, Wall, greatgrandma,
Beatrice Ramsey, Spearfish, and
great-grandma, Mary Kjerstad,
Bria and Breckin stayed with
their Buhmann grandparents
while Rachel and Darin were at the
hospital Saturday until Monday
when they all went home to Wall.
Here is a yarn about my brother,
Richard Palmer, born in 1904, in
the Grindstone country. Richard
would break and train horses for
the neighbors. He had a certificate
from the Beery School of Horse-
manship. He did trick riding and
roping at rodeos and had a saddle
with loops so he could hang down
behind while the horse was going
or swing down and under and up
the otherside. He had a tall roan
gelding named Emma which had a
wonderful gait, so pleasant to ride.
Richard also had a horse called
Pronto – good at fast turns and
stops. He also had one called
Midget which he gave to our
mother. It was not so tall to get on.
Then there was Clarissa. I fell off
Clarissa and she waited for me to
get back on her.
Richard trained a horse named
Jinx for Erma Coleman. Erma
later married Earl Gabriel. Jinx
could jump fences with Erma rid-
ing. He wouldn’t stay in his pas-
Richard had a rodeo clown stunt.
He would have a baby pig in a suit-
case. He would ride into the rodeo
ring and get off his horse, take the
baby pig out of the suitcase and
proceed to fold a large white cloth
into a triangle. Then he tied the
scarf around his neck, put the pig
in the suitcase and rode out. People
expected him to diaper the pig.
(Can you remember when we
folded diapers in a triangle and
pinned them on with safety pins?)
Dear brother Richard!
Limerick by Vivian Hansen’s
daughter, Carol Marie 1943-1990.
One time the priest’s fairest
daughter, went ice skating upon
the water. The ice was quite thin
and so she fell in. So Buddy, he
jumped in and got her.
There once was a piggy named
Nell who thought her diet quite
swell, she ate corn on the cob and
skim milk by the gob. And she was
packed by Morrell.
There once was a big tall pole.
Whose bottom was stuck in a hole.
It reached to the sky. It was really
high. But the bottom was ate by a
Over Easter, many Somerset
Court residents went out to be with
their families. Many residents had
guests. Floy Olson had the com-
pany of her daughter, Rita Bor-
deux, McLaughlin. Rita works in
the schools in Ft. Yates, N.D. and
drives 30 miles to work. She is the
county nurse.
Joanne Manlove had the com-
pany of her son at breakfast on
Easter morning.
Pat Staley is back at Somerset
court. It seems like she was gone a
long time.
My niece, Wanda, and husband,
Ed Artz, phoned to say “Happy
Easter.” They were expecting the
company of Wanda’s niece, Karen
Meyer, Tacoma, Wash.
Ron Bailie has joined his wife,
Marilyn, as a resident at Somerset
On March 31, Easter Sunday,
the Somerset Court chapel was
decorated with big blooming Easter
lillies. We had Paul Lupkes as vis-
iting pastor. His wife, Gladys,
brought cookies for all of us. Paul,
now retired, taught religion and
Bible studies at South Dakota
School of Mines and Technology for
over 25 years.
Jack Humke chose some appro-
priate hymns for singing. Thank
you all for giving us a church serv-
ice. My favorite hymn, “Christ the
Lord is Risen Today,” has some
fancy hallalujahs, which Jack dealt
with quite well.
On Easter Sunday, Barbara
Hansen came to see her mother-in-
law. She brought roses and a tray
of deviled egs with avocado. Thank
you, Barbara. Vivian’s grand-
daughter, Sheridan Hansen, and
children, Tiger and Cecelia, came
for lunch. Thank you for your visit.
I was pleased to receive an email
from Dale Hansen’s oldest step-
daughter, Kitty Nix, in California.
She emailed on March 30, just to
keep in touch. Dale was my hus-
band, Virgil Hansen’s brother. Dale
passed away last year.
Virgil Hansen and Vivian
Palmer were married on April 1,
1939, in Ft. Pierre. My mother
bought my wedding dress for $4.98.
My brother bought me a bouquet of
sweet peas for 50¢. I bought my
own wedding ring for $30. We were
married for over 50 years. Virgil
passed away December 30, 1989.
Monday, April 1, 2013, we had
an extra ration of table games and
we ventured into the sudoku board
game. Addie and Sandi were will-
ing to try it. The game will be there
on the piano for those who wish to
play it. Wanda and Ed gave it to
me for Christmas. Thanks, kids.
Eileen Tenold had a visitor,
David Placek, over Easter week-
end, but he had to leave early to get
back to work. He clears away dead
trees as part of his work, near Lem-
My son, Hans P. Hansen, sent a
handpainted Easter card for “Vi-
vian and all at Somerset Court.”
The verse it has is, “For by grace
you have been saved through faith,
and that not of yourselves; it is the
Gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8. Thank
you, Hans P.
Ken Monette reported that he
had a wonderful Easter out at his
son’s house with lots of kids
Somerbody got the Somerset
Court computer lab printer to work
again. Thank you so much.
My niece, Alma (Hulett)
Schilling wrote that her husband,
Harry Schilling, is recovering from
carotid artery surgery, as well as
hernia surgery. Her son, Paul, is
carrying on work although he is in
remission from a form of
melanoma. We wish them restored
health. Alma enclosed a clipping
from the Aberdeen News, with a
photo of Alma with her plaque hon-
oring her for 10 years of volunteer
service with the foster grandpar-
ent’s program. Congratulations,
Alma, I am proud of you. Alma en-
closed the March/April issue of
“The Upper Room” magazine,
which I left on the table in the
Somerset Court activity garden.
Thank you, Alma.
My sons, David K. Hansen, Ft.
Pierre, and M.R. Hansen, Rapid
City, spent Easter weekend at the
Don and Delores Denke ranch at
Pavillion, Wyo., where they and
Rocky High Elk went to make fence
and visit, too, of course.
Tuesday, April 2, at Somerset
Court, we had bingo with winners
Betty Downen, blackout, Helen
Amundson, twice, Sherman Eller-
ton, Marcella Kraft, Mary Lou Pe-
ters, Lila Fiest, Annette Hansen,
and Addie Rorvig. After bingo, we
were treated to a snack of cookies
and coffee. A table of whist and a
table of quiddler were played in the
activity garden. M.R. Hansen came
for scrabble and we had a tied
game at 235.
Carol Johnson, who used to live
at Somerseet Court, has taken up
residence here again. We are glad
you are back.
Did I mention that out at my
daughter’s place by Pavillion, Wyo.,
(the Don Denke’s) Angela Denke
(Mrs. Richard Denke) has multiple
talents? She used to carry mail way
up to DuBois, and now she works
at a pharmacy in Riverton. She can
also sew up burlap potato bags and
attaches zippers with a hand held
sewing machine. Potatoes are a big
crop at the Denke farm. The price
is around $10 for 50 pounds.
Thank you to my friend and
daughter, Vinnie’s friend, Nanci
Adams, Watsonville, Calif., who
sent a beautiful Easter and spring
season card with news that she has
had a snug winter. She looks for-
ward to carrying her birding
classes this spring.
People are saying that it is nice
out, maybe I will go out and feel for
myself. I haven’t been outdoors for
many days. Somerset Court has en-
joyed several large pots of Easter
lillies, one has over 25 blooms, one
has 15 blooms, and one has 10.
Marg Self had company over
Easter vacation, her friend, Tracy
Nyhus, Bismarck, N.D., who is
moving to Maricopa, Ariz. Also
with Tracy was her daughter-in-
law, Shiela Hruxness, Mobridge,
and Dana Burrell Tompkins, Rapid
The March 29, 2013, Rapid City
Journal had a pleasant article
about chickens in the backyard.
Makes me homesick for a few hens.
Thinking of Lisa Denke’s two hens
back in Bakersfield.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, we
had resident council. The staff was
represented by Ryan, John, Becky
and Jason. Activity directors were
Shawn, Sandi and Susan. Shawn
reviewed some of the highlights
scheduled for April.
Attending were Irene McKnight,
Marjorie Gaffin, Joanne Manlove,
Dwight Mann, Don Stensgaard,
Mary Carrier, Phyllis Capeheart,
Mildred Young and her helper Kay
Daugherty, Irene Cox, Marge Self,
Floy Olson, Lucille Huether, Vir-
ginia Grey, Anne Brink, Alvin
Ellerton, sherman Ellerton, Lila
Fiest, Fred Smith, Lad Surgr,
Agnes Tastad, Annetta Hansen,
Marilyn Oyler, Blanche Harmon,
Connie Stevens, Ina Oerlline,
Addie Rorvig, Bert Schneider,
Barry Burgess, Ken Monette, and
Vivian Hansen. New residents
mentioned were Ron Baillie, Carol
Johnson and Lila Fiest. Somerset
Court has a new driver named
Dennis. Susan is studying to be a
Somerset Court driver also. Somer-
set Court will have a new regis-
tered nurse, Patricia McDowell,
who will work with Becky.
May 3, 2013, the date for the
Shrine Circus. The Somerset Court
bus will take residents to it. The
circus is free. If you want snacks or
photos, etc., you pay for them your-
May 5, 2013, is the big
fundraiser for the special olympics.
Residents may bake and contribute
to the bake sale.
Be sure to sign out when you
leave the Somerset Court building.
This is important because, some-
one may need to find you. Also, the
sign out book is strategic in times
of evacuation. So that Kammi can
check off those who are here, and
know who is signed out. True, this
info is in the computer, but in
emergency, electricity may be off.
The April fire drill will be on the
evening shift. Staff may not give
out information about residents
without express permission.
At Somerset Court on Wednes-
day, we had the activity of pool.
Fred Smith, Bert Schneider, Mari-
lyn Butts and Marge Self, along
with Sandi and Shawn, carried on
for three games.
Thursday, April 4, the Somerset
Court bingo winners were Fred
Smith, Dwight Mann, Don Stens-
gaard, Ina Oerlline, Alma Gruenig,
Floy Olson, Mildred Young and
Agnes Tastad. For snack and chat
we had a pleasant treat, velvety
chocolate cupcakes with caramel
bits served with ice water and hot
coffee. Thank you Sandi for calling
numbers and Susan for hospitality.
Thursday Wii bowling scores
were as follows Jim Holmes, 135,
Lila Fiest, 139, Eileen Tenold, 139,
Irene McKnight, 180, Fred Smith,
161, Addie Rorvig, 131, Mary Lou
Peters, 166, Marilyn Butts, 140.
Thank you to Darlene Baye of
Hansen Court in Philip, for your
good newsy note and check. Thank
you to my nephew, Leonard Meyer,
Greenfield, Ind., who sent a nice
article from the Indianapolis Sun-
day Star newspaper about Gene
Stratton-Porter, a favorite writer of
my mother’s. She wrote many
books such as “The White Flag,”
“Freckles,” “A Girl of the Limer-
lost,” and “Laddie.” I have a collec-
tion of her books, 13 in all, which
includes “Jesus of the Emerald,”
“The Song of the Cardinal,” and
“Her Father’s Daughter.” Gene
Stratton-Porter moved to Califor-
nia and became the owner of a film
productions company. “Laddie” was
one of her successful movies. When
Wanda and I visited at Leonard
and Jean Meyer’s home at Indi-
anapolis, we went to visit one of
Gene Stratton-Porter’s homes
which has been preserved as a mui-
seum and historic site.
Some of the “youngsters” here at
Somerset Court play a little pool
after supper.
The family of
Louise Miller
is requesting a Card Shower
for her 80th Birthday
on April 20, 2013
Cards may be sent to Louise at:
PO Box 556, Philip, SD 57567
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April 12-13-14-15:
Oz The Great &
Fri: 8:00 p.m. Sat: 8:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:30 p.m. Mon: 7:00 p.m.
April 19-20-21-22:
GI Joe: Retaliation (PG-13)
April 26-27-28-29:
The Host (PG-13)
The Lab Results are in!
Philip Health Service’s Health Fair lab
results can be picked up on April 9, 2013,
or thereafter at the Philip Clinic. Results
will not be mailed.
A copy of the results will not be filed in
your chart unless requested at the time of
To view your results with a medical
representative from Philip Health Care
Services, you may do so by making an
appointment at the Philip Clinic by call-
ing 859-2566.
Thank You!!
Greetings from cold, snowy, blus-
tery northeast Haakon County. We
are in the middle of a spring snow-
storm as I write this – the moisture
is so very welcome, but all the cat-
tlemen are naturally concerned
about the welfare of the young
calves. This blizzard is a blessing
and a curse, but everyone I talked
to is so thankful for the moisture.
Randy quotes his Grandpa Rube
Neuhauser as saying, "If you don't
lose some calves to a spring bliz-
zard, you may not have enough
grass to get your cows through the
summer." So the guys are battling
the elements, busting through the
snowdrifts, checking on the live-
stock, hoping to save as many
calves as they can. But they are
also looking forward to warmer
temperatures later this week, hop-
ing this moisture will soak into the
soil and maybe run some water in
the dams.
The television stations have a
running list of all the schools, busi-
nesses, offices, health care facili-
ties, etc. that are closed today be-
cause of inclement weather. But
this is certainly no day off for the
cattlemen. They are out there in
the cold, wind-driven snow, putting
themselves in jeopardy in order to
take good care of the livestock.
Where are the animal rights folks
with their cameras? (I guess that is
probably enough on that topic.)
I spent a lot of time during the
past week getting the yards raked
at my house and the house Randy's
parents lived in. Thank goodness
that chore is done for another year!
I got my first blisters of the year, as
well as a little sunburn on my face –
it really felt like spring for a few
days! I scattered some grass seed
prior to the snow, so hopefully it
will fill in some of the thin spots
caused by the hot dry weather we
had last year. Several of the peren-
nial flowers are up, as well as the
rhubarb and the winter onions. The
asparagus spears aren't above
ground yet, but we're hoping for a
good crop. I gave the bed a good
soaking so it could get off to a good
As I read through my notes, it
seemed that everyone I talked to
yesterday was so excited about the
prospect of moisture – that seemed
to be the major theme of all conver-
Nels and Dorothy Paulson were
in Murdo Tuesday to have some
work done on their vehicle. It
sounds like they needed some lights
replaced. One of the lights was
taken out by hail, and one was
taken out by the trusty utility vehi-
cle. It sounds like Dorothy may
have been in command of the utility
vehicle at the time – oh, well.
Thursday, they were in Pierre for
supplies, and Sunday Dorothy at-
tended church.
Dick and Gene Hudson had a qui-
eter week at home. Gene has been
busy working in her yard, and Dick
has been busy with livestock
chores. I stopped at their place Sat-
urday to get some farm fresh eggs,
and Gene showed me all the young
seedlings that she and grandson
Noah have started in preparation
for the vegetable garden. I noticed
tomatoes, peppers and cabbage
plants, and they looked very
healthy. As I got ready to leave,
Gene gave me a houseplant – it was
propogated from a plant they re-
ceived in memory of their daughter,
Lisa. So I will treasure the plant,
and it will remind me of Lisa!
Thank you, Gene! Dick and Gene
attended church Sunday.
Billy and Arlyne Markwed trav-
eled to Midland Saturday to visit
with her brother, Ronnie Sammons,
and his wife, Emily. Sunday, Billy
and Arlyne helped at an auction
north and west of Faith. She said
the location of the auction was only
about 50 miles from Hettinger,
Coreen Roseth was in Rapid City
last Wednesday. She met her sister
there, and the ladies spent the day
shopping and visiting. Coreen spent
the night at her sister's home in
Hermosa and returned home
Thursday. Coreen has been busy
with projects at her house, and
when I talked to her Monday, she
Moenville News
by Leanne Neuhauser • 567-3325
continued on page 6
Church & Community Thursday, April 11, 2013 • The Pioneer Review • Page 5
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
859-2336 • Philip
E-MAIL: prfrezil@gmail.com
1st Sunday: Coffee & Rolls after worship
First Lutheran Ladies Bible study.
There are two Bible study groups: each meeting
monthly. One meets on the second Tuesday at
12:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church and the
other meets on the second Wednesday at 1:00
p.m. at the Senechal Apts. lobby.
* * * * * * *
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
Midland – 843-2538
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30 a.m.
Ruth Circle: 3rd Tues. at 2 p.m.
Nowlin Circle: Last Wed. at 9 a.m.
Rebecca Circle: Last Wed. at 7 p.m. (Nov. thru
Feb.); 6:30 p.m. (Mar. - Oct.)
* * * * * *
Moenville – 843-2538
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
1:30 p.m. (CT)
ALCW: 3rd Thursday, 1:30 p.m.
* * * * * *
Long Valley
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
* * * * * *
Every Sunday in July
Services at 10:00 a.m.
followed by potluck dinner
Pastor Art Weitschat
Kadoka – 837-2390
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:00 a.m.
* * * * * *
(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
* * * * * *
Pastor Kathy Chesney • 859-2310
E-mail: chez@gwtc.net
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Gary Wahl – Philip – 859-2841
Sunday School – 9:15 a.m.
Sunday Services – 10:30 a.m.
Last Sunday of the month –
potluck dinner following church services
Last Monday of the month –
Evang. Ladies Service/Bible Study - 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Prayer & Bible Study: 7 p.m.
Everyone Welcome!!
* * * * * *
Pastor Gary Wahl – Philip
859-2841 • garyaw@aol.com
Worship Service: 9:00 a.m.
Children's Church: 8:30 a.m.
Ladies’ Aid - 2nd Thurs. at 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study & Prayer, Mondays at 7 p.m.
Pastor Kathy Chesney • 859-2310
Home: 859-2192 • E-mail: chez@gwtc.net
Sunday Worship: 9:00 a.m.
1st Wednesday Every Month:
Contemporary Worship, 7:00 p.m.
UCW meets 2nd Friday at 9:30 a.m.
* * * * * * *
Philip – 859-2664 – sacred@gwtc.net
Fr. Kevin Achbach
Saturdays: Confession from 3 to 4 p.m.
Saturday Mass: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. (August)
Tues-Wed-Fri. Mass: 8:30 a.m.
Thurs. Mass: 10:30 a.m. at Philip Nursing Home
* * * * * *
Midland – 859-2664 or 843-2544
Fr. Kevin Achbach
Saturday Mass: 7:00 p.m. (Feb., April, June,
Aug., Oct., Dec.)
Sun day Mass: 11:00 a.m. (Jan., Mar., May, July,
Sept., Nov.)
Confession: Before Mass
* * * * * *
Milesville – 859-2664
Fr. Kevin Achbach
Sunday Mass: 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Mass: 7:30 a.m. (August)
Saturday Mass: 7:30 p.m.
Confession: Before Mass
Monday Release Time: 2:15 p.m.
Rush Funeral Home
Chapels in Philip, Wall & Kadoka
Jack, Gayle & D.J. Rush
859-2542 • Philip, SD
Ronald G. Mann, DDS
Philip, SD
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Martina L. Lindstedt, age 80, of
Midland, S.D., died Friday, April 5,
at her home.
Martina L. Samuelson was born
March 12, 1933, in Pierre, the
daughter of Martin and Jennie (Os-
born) Samuelson. She grew up in
the Ft. Pierre area and graduated
from Stanley County High School.
Survivors include two sons,
Mike Lindstedt and Martin Lindst-
edt both of of Granby, Mo.; one
daughter, Susan Bessman of Hol-
lister, Mo.; and five grandchildren.
Martina was preceded in death
by her husband, Richard, on Janu-
ary 27, 1986; and one son, Monte.
Graveside services will be held
at the Granby Cemetery on Friday,
April 12, followed by a memorial
Arrangements are with the
Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is avail-
able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Martina L. Indstedt______________
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The release time students at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church worked on their
annual community cleanup project Wednesday, April 3. “We only have four stu-
dents and they collected five bags of trash. We covered the area around the
church, which included along the railroad tracks where a lot of garbage collects
in the ditch,” stated Katie Schultz. Shown from left are Corbin Kramer, Jasmine
Hiatt, Leah Staben and Colden Kramer. Courtesy photo
Release time cleanup
This evening as I set forth to get
the news written, the temperature
is falling, snow is blowing around
and the rain of the day is turning
to ice.
Visitors at our place Monday,
April 1, were Tony Harty to give
me his news and Phyllis Word
stopped by to show off her new
perm and cut.
Tuesday after picking up his
mail, Tony Harty went to Philip for
the livestock sale to watch the sale
of cow/calf pairs from the Herber
ranch that his brother, Bernard,
and sons were selling and also got
to visit with his sister, Monica and
Pat Weaver as well as enjoyed see-
ing many folks from the Milesville
area that were at the sale. Going to
the auction can be a social time as
well as all business. In the late af-
ternoon, Tony attended the junior
high track meet in Kadoka.
Don Moody finally got all his dri-
ver's license paperwork together
and was in Kadoka to take the test
and get his license Tuesday. He
and Vi stopped for fuel and a quick
lunch in Kadoka. They had a nice
visit with Jerry Patterson while
there and the local guys there for
afternoon coffee. Earlier at the feed
store, they had fun visiting with
Dan Oldenberg, Philip, who has
cattle north of Kadoka and he was
going to pay a visit soon to Don and
Vi's to check out some harnesses
that are in the barn yet.
Tuesday, I went to Philip to the
dentist. The jaw problem was much
improved. Some say the only prob-
lem with it was I “yackety yacked
too much,” but I would never own
up to that. Novicain does wonders
and a possible problem was cleared
away. I visited Berdyn Parsons and
dropped off a book Roy Stout had
written and my cousin, Marilyn
Larson Mizer, had given me. Bill
was in Philip for cards and was
going to bowl for the first time in
three years. Wendell Buxcel picked
me up and took me over, in case
Bill needed a driver, but then hav-
ing a scorekeeper didn’t hurt ei-
ther. Bonnie Moses and Shar
Moses came to watch bowling and
visit. A 143 average isn’t too bad,
but the next day I thought Bill
would need a walker to get going.
What’s that they say about “no
pain, no gain?”
Sandee Gittings was a sub
bowler Wednesday morning before
work and was in Midland on busi-
ness Wednesday afternoon. George
went to Henry Hanson's to get cat-
tle cake at the same time.
Wednesday morning early, Tony
Harty was on the road to Valen-
tine, Neb., to visit his sister,
Theresa Hockenbary, and family.
Theresa was enjoying having a lot
of the family there and supervising
activities. Tony said he and
Theresa had several hours of good
visiting before she got tired out.
I caught a ride to bowling with
Lila Whidby Wednesday morning
and was a sub bowler for Joy
Neville. Selley Seager, Sutton,
Neb., arrived in Kadoka that
evening and spent the night.
Don and Vi Moody arrived at
their Rapid Valley home late
Thursday afternoon. Vi had two ap-
pointments Friday morning, all be-
fore noon, so they took off for the
rest of the afternoon for a beautiful
drive into the Black Hills and ar-
rived in Deadwood for the special
shrimp dinner that draws a big
crowd involving a slot competitive
Thursday morning, Shelley went
to Philip to drop off some things
then went on to Rapid City to have
lunch with friend Lori Snellgrove
and friends in celebration of Lori’s
birthday. She picked up her grand-
son, Ryder, and spirited him away
from his folks for a visit. They at-
tended the birthday party for Ann
Moses in Philip at the senior citi-
zens center and Ryder got to have
fun with his Uncle Pat and Aunt
Julie Seager. Bill and I also at-
tended the party, then went out for
supper at Quinn. Shelley and
Ryder spent the night here in
Tony Harty went to coffee after
getting the mail on Friday and in
the afternoon visited with his
niece, Kathy Brown, and Dale
Friday evening, Ralph and
Cathy Fiedler and a few gals and
spouses from work met downtown
Sturgis to celebrate one of the
nurses’ retirement. Cathy had
worked with her since starting at
the nursing home. They enjoyed
supper and visiting.
Friday, Tony Harty was out for
coffee and visited at our place. That
evening, he went to Philip to the
steak out and enjoyed seeing a lot
of folks he knew.
Folks cleared out of our house
Friday morning. Shelley and Ryder
went to Philip for the day. Bill went
to cards in the afternoon, and in
the evening Lee Vaughan came by
and we did Civil Air Patrol reports
then I caught a ride to Philip and
met Bill to attend the steak out and
bingo and a surprise birthday
party for Bonnie Moses. Cori Bar-
ber and Zack Seager came down
from Rapid for the celebration and
they spent the night at our place
with Ryder and their two pit bulls,
Ruka and Roudy, who are such a
joy to have around except when
there is mud. We had about 1/10th
of rain during the night and Satur-
day morning Roudy came in with
major mud balls for feet but the fe-
male didn’t have any mud. Shelley
was an overnight guest at the
Grenz home.
Sandee Gittings was in Kadoka
Friday morning getting her driver’s
license renewed and stopped to
visit Bill and Marsha.
Saturday, Cathy Fiedler rode to
Rapid with Lynette, Tessa, Han-
nah and a friend, Ayden. Hannah,
a friend of Tessa’s, who lives in
Rapid met them so she could visit
with Tessa. Tessa had to find a
dress for her church confirmation,
which is in May. In the evening,
Cathy met three ladies downtown
for supper. Cathy worked with two
of the gals and the other two ladies
are good friends, so once a month
they meet for supper and catch up
on each other’s news just to keep in
touch. Sunday afternoon, the show-
ers moved in and they had two real
nice rains in Sturgis.
Vi Moody wrote: "We're sad-
dened to hear that Linda Long
Kramer, formerly from Philip,
passed away at Tucson, Ariz., Sat-
urday night following a very seri-
ous illness. Linda graduated from
Philip High School with the class of
1963 and many in her class were in
touch by email during her illness.
We extend our sincere sympathy to
the family and our thoughts and
prayers are with you during this
time of sorrow.”
Springtime is in the air and the
temperatures have been so balmy
it's like being in a resort area right
here at home!
Don and Vi Moody returned to
the ranch Saturday taking the sce-
nic drive through Famingdale and
lots of baby calves actually were
seen all the way from Rapid Valley
down Wasta hill breaks. It has
been a good year for the baby live-
stock so far this year. Vi spent a
great deal of Saturday evening out-
side enjoying a long walk and keep-
ing the puppies away from the cor-
ral for awhile which has calving
cows near. The fun part of that
walk was a close encounter with
some wild turkeys over the hill to
the north and the puppies decided
to have a little fun. The turkeys ran
and made a successful attempt to
become airborne after what seemed
to need a ‘long run-way.’ I guess in
flight terms – they would say
‘heavy’ loaded. They landed with
beautiful wing spread only a short
distance away so that was good
flight practice. Vi returned back to
the house to have a good visit with
Marsha and a short visit with
Ryder Ray. His attention span was
a bit more on finding Easter eggs
and getting great grandma to play
with him.”
Saturday morning, Tony Harty
was out for breakfast and other-
wise spent a quiet day. That night,
the prom was held here in Kadoka
and the young people cleaned up
right nicely in their sparkly clothes
and special hairdos. A lot of activity
across the street from Tony’s in the
auditorium with the grand march,
dancing and all the grand cere-
mony of prom night. We’re proud
that all the youth had a safe and
fun time.
Shelley Seager arrived in
Kadoka early morning and got
Ryder up and going. Zack, Cori,
Ryder and the dogs went to Philip
to visit at the home of Casey Sea-
ger, then we all met at the bowling
alley and everyone bowled two
games except Bill. I slipped by the
senior citizen’s center and wished
Lucille Emerson a happy 90th
birthday She and Keith were so
happy to have a lot of relatives
from quite a distance away there
for the event as well as so many
Zack, Cori, Ryder and the dogs
came by and it was such a nice af-
ternoon Frisbee was played in the
yard by Bill, Shelley, Zack and
Cori. We watched movies and gen-
erally enjoyed the antics of Ryder.
Sunday night, Don and Vi Moody
enjoyed the special country music
extravaganza on the TV. These
shows seem to get bigger and more
elaborate with special lighting af-
fects every show they produce
throughout the year. It's a great
show when you are in the front row
on your wide screen TV.
Tony Harty attended church
Sunday morning, then went out for
dinner. He helped Colby Shuck and
his wife get a vehicle started across
the street from him, their battery
cables weren’t quite heavy enough
to do the job.
Sunday morning, we were
greeted with fog, pretty thick fog.
The cat doesn’t appreciate having
dogs under foot, but the three of
them get along pretty well. Bill and
I were up early and let the dogs
out, then had breakfast out. Others
got up leisurely for breakfast. Don
Moses brought Bonnie over to catch
a ride back to Nebraska. She and
Shelley went by way of Lemoyne to
visit Bonnie’s friend and family
who has so many health issues,
and gave them a little encourage-
ment. On the way home, they en-
countered heavy rain and wind.
Zack, Cori, Ryder and dogs all re-
turned to Rapid City, it was a very
nice visit.
In the afternoon, I took a birth-
day card to Emma Jarl at the care
center and we had a nice visit, she
was 99. She had quite a day with
her grandsons and great grandchil-
dren Saturday when they took her
to a basketball tournament in
Rapid City then out for supper. She
was still wound up from all the fun
and activity. Phyllis Word visited
here in the afternoon.
Main Street Memories, “No man
goes before his time – unless the
boss has left early.”
“Whatsoever you would laugh at
in others, laugh at in yourself.”
Betwixt Places News
by Marsha Sumpter • 837-2048 • bilmar@gwtc.net
Thursday, April 11, 2013 • The Pioneer Review • Page 6
Contact Sonia Nemec • 843-2564
e-mail: home_maker_sonia@hotmail.com
Midland News
continued on page 7
We woke up to foggy conditions
this Monday morning. The sky is
overcast. The weather report is for
a sizable amount of wet snow head-
ing our way. According to the
weather map it will cover a large
portion of South Dakota. There was
also talk of strong winds. Hope-
fully, that won’t be the case. But,
when you live in South Dakota, you
learn that what you want does not
change what will be. And so, you
learn to be patient and to continue
to pray for that much needed mois-
ture on this parched land. Hope-
fully, that moisture will become a
reality. Life is full of surprises.
Times that are good. Times that
are tough. And all the other times
in between. Tragedies are the
toughest. I never cease to be
amazed and awed, by how differ-
ently folks handle those tragedies.
Do you ever find yourself asking,
“What do I want to be when I grow
up?” I believe God gifts each one
with different gifts. It’s what we do
with those gifts that make us who
we are to become. Oh, my, don’t
know just where I’m going with
this. Guess I am feeling a bit philo-
sophical. Blame it on the weather,
Jerry and I went for a drive
Wednesday. We headed up the
gravel road north of Midland. A
drive that took us past fields and
pastures. Seeing the extreme dry
conditions of those pastures and
the blow dirt from some of those
fields, caused by strong winds and
drought conditions, made one think
of the dirty 30s one’s parents
talked about. We wound up on
Highway. 34. Driving down the hill
toward the Cheyenne River
brought back memories of when
Jerry hauled fuel to Jim Blair’s fuel
tank for his irrigation system. Just
before crossing the Cheyenne
bridge there was a road that took
you across the prairie to this trail
to the fuel tank. I went with Jerry
once, and once was enough for me.
On this trail toward that fuel tank,
there was a hill close by on one side
and on the opposite side, and close
by, was the Cheyenne River. The
trail was about a quarter mile, but
seemed longer. I was on the side
close to the river, it had lots of
water. I couldn’t look. When the
tank was filled, Jerry then backed
the truck over that trail. You could-
n’t go forward as there was a steep
hill. Okay, back to our drive down
Highway 34. We ended up at
Howes Corner. We had a bite to eat
there and had a nice visit with the
folks who own the Howes Store,
Bob and Lavonne Hansen. They
have a post office in that store, as
well. One thing led to another and
we got to talking about the names
of country schools. Mary Kay San-
dal came to get dog food etc., and
so, she got into the country schools
topic. That store is a busy little
place. After a most enjoyable visit
it was time to head for home.
I was visiting with Jenna Finn
by phone this Monday afternoon
and was telling her of our Wednes-
day travels. She said, “You would
have gone by my folks’ place.” For
those who don’t know, that would
be Gene and Theresa Deuchar. I
told her we had. We also drove by
this country school not far from
their place, the school Jenna told
me she went to. There’s an inter-
esting story concerning this school,
which was the Haakon County
Cheyenne School. As, some of you
know, there were two Cheyenne
Schools. Haakon and Stanley. The
Stanley County School is still
And now, back to my story. A
gal from Montana, Theresa Haugh-
ian, taught her first year at that
Haakon County Cheyenne School.
Gene Deuchar lived on a farm near
that school and it was one of the
country schools he hauled water,
to. Well, one thing led to another
and he took a shine to this teacher
from Montana. They wound up
married, they live on that farm,
raised their family on that farm,
and the teacher from Montana is
now teaching at the Deep Creek
School. Always find it interesting
how one story can lead to another
story. Guess I better get at the
On Good Friday, Lisa Foley of
Wagner and her daughters,
Samantha and Jaycie Geiman, ar-
rived at the Gene and Audrey
Jones home. Saturday, Dackery
Geiman and Paula Jones, Rapid
City arrived. Sunday, Roger and
Edna Dale, Destiny, Miranda and
Mariah, Brandon Dale, Rapid City,
and Julie and Jer Whitcher, Rapid
City, joined the family for Easter
dinner and activities. All left on
Sunday except Lisa and her chil-
dren who stayed until Monday.
Karel Reiman, Mark Reiman,
Kadoka, and Anne (Reiman)
Moege, Mitchell, headed for Man-
dan, N.D., Friday, enjoying Easter
and visiting with Steve Reiman,
Patrick and Becca. They headed for
home Monday. Saturday, April 6,
Karel went to Rapid City for a
birthday party for her sister-in-
law, Linda Eisenbraun. Karel
picked up her sister, Paula Eisen-
braun, and they joined other family
members and friends at a steak-
house for an enjoyable evening.
Sunday was another birthday cele-
bration, with a birthday gathering
for Karel’s sister, Paula, at a local
restaurant in Rapid City. Their
mom, Goldie Eisenbraun, and
brother and sister-in-law, Ed and
Linda Eisenbraun, were also there.
Cousins Gene and Alma Crosbie
and Alice Richter were there from
New Underwood making for a fun
time of visiting and good food. Fol-
lowing that, they went to the
Clarkson Care Center where
Goldie lives for birthday cake and
ice cream and more visiting.
Wednesday, Jan Tolton and
Christine Niedan took Oscar and
Keenan Gonzales to the Rapid City
Regional Airport where they would
broad the plane headed for Califor-
nia. It was kind of tough for Jan to
see that grandbaby leave. Jan and
Jim’s daughter, Jenna, is still serv-
ing in Afghanistan.
Snowbirds Pat Snook and Mar-
cia Jackson have returned to warm
South Dakota. Some of the high-
lights of the trip were visiting the
old Santé Fe mission church that
has no nails in its circular stair-
way, driving through the rugged
Tonto National Mountains, going
to the Ted DeGrazia Gallery In the
Sun in Tucson (Pat has a collection
of his prints.), driving through the
giant saguaro forest, walking in the
Desert Botanical Gardens, going to
a huge Easter pageant outdoors at
the Mesa Mormon Temple, taking
the light rail to the Heard Museum
in Phoenix, and enjoying the great
music at the Arizona Opry where
the guest artist was Kenny Miller,
Deadwood. They visited many fam-
ily members and friends in the
metro area, Pat's cousin in San Tan
Valley, former sister-in-law and a
nephew in Sun City, Marcia's
cousin in Sun City, stepdaughter
and family in Fountain Hills,
cousin in Apache Junction, Nemecs
and Evans in Mesa. There was a
fun "Haakon County" party at the
home of Erv and DeMaris Nesheim
in Gilbert with around 20 people,
including Jeanne Stahl, Phoenix.
Pat and Marcia spent a few days in
Sedona, houseguests of Pat's
cousin, Pam and Bill. They spent
an afternoon with Dorene Calhoon,
having a chance to see her "tumble-
weed" mini house and the camp-
ground where she works. They also
spent quite a bit of time at the re-
sort where they were living, going
to ceramics and painting classes,
water aerobics, music events, swap
meets, concerts, etc.
On the drive home, they stopped
in Arvada, Colo., spending the
night at the new home of Jerry and
Karen Fenwick. Karen prepared a
delicious Easter dinner which was
also shared with John Fenwick,
who came over to see his sister,
Pat. Sounds like Pat and Marcia
had a fun time. Thanks for sharing,
Other snowbirds making it
home to Midland were Jim and
Jessie Root, Ernie and Laurel
Nemec and Bob and Verona Evans.
With the snow predicted to come
starting tonight, they may have
made it back in time to get a taste
of South Dakota winter.
Barbara Jones was in Philip
Friday visiting her mom, Arline
Petoske, at the nursing home. They
enjoyed some interesting entertain-
ment at the nursing home by “The
Travelers,” Jim and Laura Collins.
They sang those older songs that
folks in a nursing home would
enjoy. They travel the country
singing at nursing homes, schools,
and churches, to name a few. Barb
reported they were very good. Easy
Our sympathies to the family of
Martina Lindstedt who passed
away April 5 at the age of 80 years
old. Martina was living in the for-
mer home of Bill and Verna Lam-
mon. Martina and her late hus-
band, Richard Lindstedt, had four
children, three boys and one girl.
Her parents were Martin and Jen-
nie Samuelson. Martin served two
terms in the House of Representa-
tives. Martin was a teacher at one
time and was a farmer and
Kathy and Micaela, daughters
of the Alice (Donovan) Venner and
the late Dude Donovan, were in the
Midland area one day last week.
They were in Pierre for the 84th
birthday of their mom, Alice. All of
Alice’s kids were there, but for
Shane, who had recently been
home to see his mom, and had just
started a new job, so was unable to
be there. Kathy and Micaela report
Alice had a good day on her birth-
day, in fact, they said she had had
three good days. That was good to
hear. Best birthday gift she could
have had. That and seeing her
kids. Kathy and Micaela decided to
make a trip down memory lane,
coming to Midland on the Bad
River Road, seeing the school they
had attended, and other points of
interest. Kathy had never been in
the Midland Museum, so Mahlon
Alcock was contacted and opened it
up for them. Mahlon lives in town
and is always willing to open it on
those days it isn’t open, for folks
who are interested. Micaela re-
membered painting rooms in the
museum and hanging some of the
tools, etc. It was great seeing Kathy
and Micaela. Their enthusiasm is
catching. They enjoyed visiting and
seeing folks at a local business,
folks they knew from when they
lived in Midland and graduated
from the Midland school.
The Education Fair at the Mid-
land School will be Thursday, April
11. There is a lot going on at that
education fair, with tumbling,
skits, and kids showing parents
and grandparents what they have
been doing in school. There is the
book fair. And don’t forget the Mid-
land Community Library soup and
sandwich supper held in the school
dining room from 4-6 p.m. Come
and have a tasty bowl of chili or
chicken noodle soup. As I am writ-
ing my new’s column it is 8:00 p.m.
shared stories of the Holocaust and
her ancestors. The article goes on
to say that in April of 1973 she was
at the funeral service of her grand-
father at the Methodist church in
Highmore. On his casket was the
Star of David. Mary Jo was a soph-
omore in high school. In the article
it tells that her grandmother said,
“Yes, he was a Jew.” And so, from
that funeral service Mary Jo began
to learn of her ancestors who died
in the concentration camp called
Sobibor and at Auschwitz. As I
read that article, I thought of
Christopher, Stephanie and myself
seeing the Holocaust Museum at
Washington, D.C. It is humbling.
One cannot even begin to imagine
what those people suffered. The
Capitol Journal has the Dakota
Life story every so often. In Fri-
day’s paper they will be featuring
more on Mary Jo’s family titled,
“Coming to America: One family’s
As I close my column for this
week, my thoughts are on those
people who suffered the Holocaust.
I’ve often said life is a journey. A
journey to places and experiences
we never thought about until they
happened. May God continue to
guide us on this journey called ‘life’.
And may we never forget to be
thankful for the gift of His bless-
ings. Have a good week. And con-
tinue to pray for moisture.
this Monday evening. We had some
rain that froze and are now getting
some sleet. We will see what tomor-
row brings weatherwise. From the
sounds of things, it is supposed to
continue into Wednesday. So, we
will see what Thursday brings,
Senior Citizen Meeting
The senior citizens met at the
senior center on April 1 with nine
members present. President Kan-
dus Woitte called the meeting to
order and led in the flag salute.
The minutes of the March meeting
were read and approved. The trea-
surer’s report was given. It’s time
for dues again. Ruby Huston made
a motion to accept the report.
Jessie Root seconded and the mo-
tion passed.
Three cards had been sent. The
bulletin board was decorated for
April. There was no maintenance.
We will advertise the propane tank
and the pop machine for sale again.
The Foster family will use the cen-
ter for their family reunion in June
if it’s too hot to use the park. Meet-
ing adjourned for lunch and games.
Mickey Woite, secretary
There was an interesting article
in the Monday, April 8, 2013, Cap-
ital Journal newspaper. It would be
of interest to folks in this area as
Mary Jo is married to Nick Nemec,
the son of Eddie and Barbara
Nemec. In the article, Mary Jo
Addalyn Harper Vollmer Greyson George Schofield
Daughter of Dustin & Caroline (C.J.) Vollmer
Born: March 29, 2013 • 7 lbs., 4 oz. • 21”
Maternal Grandparents:
Terry & Linda Schofield, Midland
Paternal Grandparents:
Reuben & Pat Vollmer, Midland
Maternal Great-Grandparents:
Gienni Heller, Spearfish
& the late Delbert Heller
The late Ann Schofield
The late Albert & Margaret Schofield
Paternal Great-Grandparents:
George & Alice Stroppel, Midland
The late Reuben & Iris Vollmer
Son of Steven & Bridget Schofield, Pierre, SD
Born: February 25, 2013 • 9 lbs., 9 oz. • 22”
Big Sister: Elizabeth Margaret
Maternal Grandparents:
Reuben & Pat Vollmer, Midland
Paternal Grandparents:
Terry & Linda Schofield, Midland
Maternal Great-Grandparents:
George & Alice Stroppel, Midland
The late Reuben & Iris Vollmer
Paternal Great-Grandparents:
Gienni Heller, Spearfish
& the late Delbert Heller
The late Ann Schofield
The late Delbert & Margaret Schofield
Double Cousins! Double Cousins!
The annual elementary spelling bee was held for Kadoka Area on Friday, April 5,
in Kadoka. The bee included students from first grade through eighth grade.
Shown are the winners from Midland. From left are Logan Sammons – fifth place
in the third grade, Cass Finn – third place in the second grade, Kaitlyn Schofield –
first place in the first grade, and Kaelan Block – third place in the fifth grade.
Courtesy photo
Midland winners of spelling bee
when I talked to her Monday, she
was in the middle of painting a
bedroom. I need to do some paint-
ing here also, but I haven't gotten
that motivated yet.
Bill and Polly Bruce were in
Pierre Thursday for supplies and
haircuts. They attended church in
Midland Saturday night.
It has been a busy couple of
weeks at Clint and Laura Alle-
man's home. Over Easter weekend
there was a Yost family emergency,
so Laura traveled to Rapid City to
help in any way she could. They did
manage to fit in a quiet Easter with
both sides of the family.
Tuesday, Clint was a pallbearer
at Jerry Alleman's funeral in
Pierre. Laura and Alivya went to
Rapid City and welcomed Chris
Cox home from Afghanistan. Chris
is married to Laura's sister. She
said that although they understand
that it is her brother-in-law's job to
keep returning over seas, it is hard
to watch him come and go so many
times. Friday, Alivya and Laura
went to town to buy a big-girl bed
for little Alivya. Alivya picked out
all the bedding herself, and it
sounded like Laura was very proud
of her selections. One thing has
lead to another, and now it has in-
spired Laura to paint Alivya's
room – she hopes to have it com-
plete soon. Sunday, the Allemans
had a quick visit and lunch with
Laura's parents, Randy and Joy
Yost. Laura said they are calving
like crazy at their ranch, and of
course little Alivya loves to see the
baby calves dancing in the pas-
tures. They have what they call
their "Skim" milk cow in the corral
at the house, and Alivya keeps
telling her to "Have a baby!" Alivya
will soon be two years old, so Laura
is planning and preparing for a
birthday party. Alivya sure is grow-
ing up fast! They are truly blessed.
Lee Briggs has been busy plant-
ing spring wheat – this moisture
should really make it jump. Lee
and Mary moved a tractor and
planter close to Pierre Saturday, so
they had the opportunity to stop in
for a visit with Lil Briggs. Sunday,
Lee had a couple young cowboys
from the Kadoka area helping sort
some cattle. Granddaughter Cattib-
rie Riggle and her friend, Kelsey
Garber, were also on hand to help.
Thank goodness Cattibrie was com-
ing out from Pierre, because she
was kind enough to pick up some
milk replacer for my bum calves –
saved me a trip to town. Aren't
neighbors wonderful? When I went
to retrieve the milk replacer from
Lee and Mary's, I was able to re-
turn the favor by bringing her some
supplies she needed for a baking
project. The snow and bad roads
kept Mary Briggs at the ranch
Tuesday, but fortunately she was
able to work from home.
Shirley Halligan, daughter-in-
law, Lynn Halligan, and grandsons,
Jerin and Krece, went to Omaha
last Friday morning. Saturday
morning, they toured the Durham
Museum which houses all the his-
tory of the railroad in that area in
the totally refurbished Union Sta-
tion. You can board the old trains
and learn all about travel back in
Moenville News
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the 1930s and 40s. That afternoon,
they took the kids to the zoo. Sat-
urday evening, they met up with
members of the Pierre Fine Arts
Group and attended "The Lion
King" at the Orpheum Theater.
It was a wonderful production and
they had great seats just a few
rows back from the front. They re-
turned home Sunday, driving
through a little rain around Cham-
Lola and Duane Roseth were
supper guests at the home of Larry
and Linda Smith near Philip Sat-
urday evening. Linda and Larry
and several other couples in the
Kadoka and Philip area take turns
hosting dinner parties, and the
group was at the Smith home last
Saturday. It was a delicious meal
and lovely evening.
Max and Joyce Jones traveled to
Vermillion Friday for the funeral of
a longtime friend and fellow East-
ern Star member. Their friend was
84 years old and had battled breast
cancer for over 23 years. It sounds
like she had lived life fully and had
a very positive impact on many
lives. On the way home, they
stopped in Sioux Falls to do some
shopping, stocking up the pantry
for summer. Max has been dealing
with a cough – hope it gets better
Todd and Darcy Jones and chil-
dren traveled to Britton Friday af-
ternoon to be on hand for a BB gun
match Saturday. Their children,
Luke and Mattie, both returned
home with a 24-hour bug, but they
are better now.
Kevin Neuhauser spent most of
last week battling a stubborn cold.
Mary had her annual Schlecter sis-
ters weekend in Pierre last week-
end. All the sisters and a few of the
nieces were able to attend.
Adam and Jodi Roseth went to
Pierre Friday and enjoyed dinner
and a movie. Sunday, their friends,
Colton and Abby McDaniel, and
children came for a visit.
Jon and Connie Johnson and
Noah were in Pierre Friday for ap-
pointments. Connie had teacher in-
service in the afternoon, then they
traveled on to Britton for the BB
gun match. Noah received four
awards, one in honor of doing well
on the test. This program not only
teaches the kids how to shoot, it
also teaches gun safety – important
stuff! Avery Johnson is a member
of the Philip High School golf team,
and he golfed in Rapid City Thurs-
Marge Briggs submitted the fol-
lowing weather data for March,
2013 – The high temperature for
the month was 72˚ on the 14th and
the 29th. There were two days of
70˚ or above, six days of 60˚ or
above, and 10 days of 50˚ or above.
The lowest maximum temperature
for the month was 28˚ on the 5th.
The low temperature for the
month was 3˚ on the 20th. We had
eight times 10˚ or below, and 31
times 32˚ or below. The average
high for the month was 44˚, and the
average low was 17˚, giving us an
average of 31˚ for the month.
The precipitation was zero for
the first half of March. From the
17th through the 31st we received
.29” of moisture. Normal precipita-
tion for March is 1.01”, leaving us
.72” below normal. The year-to-
date precipitation is 1.23”. Normal
is 1.94”, leaving us .71” below nor-
mal for the year. Snow for the
month of March 2013 was 3.2”, and
the year-to-date snow amount is
16.1”. This winter to date we have
received 23.2”.
Marge also provided some infor-
mation for the sake of comparison.
In March 2012, the high tempera-
ture was 85˚, compared to 72˚ for
March 2013. In March 2012, we
had five days of 80˚ or above, 13
days of 70˚ or above, and 24 days of
50˚ or above. The low for March
2012 was 14˚. In March 2012, we
had 17 days of low temperatures of
32˚ or below. In 2013, we had 31
days of low temps or 32˚ or below.
At the end of March 2012, our year-
to-date precipitation was .84
inches, compare to 1.23” this year.
I hope this trend of higher precipi-
tation amounts continues!
Our week here has been one of
projects – cattle projects, yard proj-
ects, corral building projects, etc.
The yard work is done, the cattle
are a work in progress this time of
year, and we completed a corral
building project at the Towne
place. We use those corrals in the
spring when we are branding, and
they definitely needed work. Our
nephews, Luke and Dylan
Neuhauser, were out to help with
the corral project Saturday, and
their help was very much appreci-
ated. They are two very hard work-
ing, capable young men.
Time is getting short, so I need to
get this news submitted. I keep get-
ting distracted, going from window
to window, watching the storm.
This week, I am grateful for the
moisture – even though it is in the
form of a blizzard, and even though
the young calves are in peril. Our
area needs every drop of moisture
we can get!
I hope all of you are tucked up
safely today, finding a way to enjoy
this spring snowstorm. Stay safe!
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Below the equator, in a Third
World city where the vast majority
of residents have never heard of
South Dakota, Dakota Wesleyan
University has been touching lives
for nearly 12 years.
DWU will send another two
groups with a total of 49 students
and staff to Chincha, Peru, in early
May to continue mission work
begun in 2002. Chincha is a city
just off the coast of Peru with an-
cestry dating back before the Incan
Empire. This will be DWU’s eighth
trip in 12 years, working with vol-
unteers from the United Methodist
Church in and around Chincha.
Team one will include Gabrielle
McKinley, Midland. She is cur-
rently a sophomore at DWU, pur-
suing a nursing degree.
By the end of May, the university
will have sent more than 150 dif-
ferent people – some have made
the trip several times – to Peru,
building a community center that
provides education, day care, meal
programs and religious instruction
to local children, as well as a clinic
and soon, a church.
In the past, DWU has also raised
enough funds to build a water de-
livery system on rooftops, and
helped with children’s ministries.
This year, the two groups will work
to build a church in Satellite City
outside of Chincha, continue unfin-
ished projects, and provide a vol-
leyball and soccer camp for local
“... there’s a lot of places in the
world which need help financially
and which need to hear the gospel
of God, but I believe that the Lord
put this specific mission trip in my
path and on my heart because this
is the year for revival within our
nation and within all other na-
tions,” said McKinley.
Each participant must provide or
fundraise $2,500 to carry on this
mission of service. As part of this
effort, students and staff have been
traveling to South Dakota and
North Dakota churches and provid-
ing worship services.
“My main plan is to be able to
bless the city of Satellite City,
Peru, physically, emotionally and
be able to share what I know about
the Lord and Bible to them so that
they may do the same, as when we
aren't there and the word of God
will just live on throughout the
country of Peru,” stated McKinley.
McKinley said she hopes to de-
velop personal relationships with
the people there, and to be able to
further understand their chal-
lenges and problems. She wants to
grow in her ability to be used by
God to help people in different sit-
uations and settings.
Mission trips are not a gradua-
tion requirement at DWU. “... when
I heard about the opportunity ...
my heart just jumped for joy, to be
able to serve and bless other peo-
ple,” said McKinley.
“My family has always been big
supporters in my life. Every one of
them thinks this is a ... good learn-
ing experience for me in my God
life and just life in general,” said
McKinley. Her father, LaVay,
uncle and aunt, Dallas and Kaye,
and grandmother, Arlene, live in
“... it’s going to be a life changing
trip for all of us,” said McKinley.
She is asking for people to keep her
in their prayers. Those who contact
her or her group can request to be
updated by email on the Peru mis-
sion trip. Address mail to Dakota
Wesleyan University – Peru Mis-
sion Trip, 1200 W. University Ave.
Box 920, Mitchell, SD 57301. In-
clude your email in the letter if you
wish to get updates on McKinley’s
Peru missions trip.
McKinley on DWU mission to Peru
Gabrielle McKinley
or 685-3068
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Thursday, April 11, 2013 • The Pioneer Review •Page 8
School & Community
A free screening of preschool children age 3-5
within the Haakon School District will be Monday, April
22, in the Fine Arts Building. Letters have gone out to
eligible children that we have on file and have not been
screened in the past.
Any child in the age range of 3 through 5 will be
screened using the DIAL 4. Law enforcement will be
offering fingerprinting, Crystal Deal will be available
with information on Head Start, a nurse from Youth and
Family Services will be available to check vision, and
Heidi Burns, S.D. Dept. of Health, will be checking
height, weight, and immunizations. If you have a child
eligible for kindergarten next year, you may register
him or her at this time also.
If you have a child in the age range of 3 through 5
and would like to have her or him screened, please call
Pat in the elementary office, Monday through Thurs-
day, at 859-2001 to set up an appointment.
Students from Philip High
School attended the 26th annual
state convention of the South
Dakota Student Council Associa-
tion (SDSCA), which was held in
Pierre, March 24-26.
The SDSCA convention included
745 students and advisors from 60
high schools across the state. The
convention helps student council
members to exercise and enhance
their leadership skills. Focusing on
the theme “Tune into Leadership,”
the SDSCA convention utilized a
combination of large group presen-
tations by two guest speakers –
Rashaan Davis from Colorado and
Kyle Scheele from Springfield,
Mo. – and breakout sessions.
Philip student council members
Tate DeJong and Gavin Snook pro-
vided a breakout session entitled
“Effective Communication” which
was attended by 200 of the stu-
Convention activities included
the annual business meeting of the
SDSCA and the election of the as-
sociation’s 2013-2014 state officers,
as well as the election of the offi-
cers for each of the association’s
seven regions.
The convention featured two
statewide community service proj-
ects. The students made 86 fleece
blankets that will be dispersed
among communities throughout
the state. Perhaps the most inspi-
rational moment during the state
convention occurred when the stu-
dent councils presented their
checks for money raised for the
Children’s Miracle Network proj-
ect. Through three-point shoot
fundraisers, Philip High School
students donated $630 to Chil-
dren's Miracle Network at the con-
vention and over $21,000 was
raised across the state by the coun-
cils represented at the state con-
Student council state convention
Back row, from left: Gavin Snook, Garrett Snook, Peyton DeJong, Keegan Burnett, Tate DeJong, Nelson Holman, Tristen
Rush and Gavin Brucklacher. Front: advisor Pamela DeJong, Kaci Olivier, Katlin Knutson, Holly Iwan, Ellie Coyle, Madison
Hand and Kelsie Kroetch. Courtesy photos
Rushmore Region officer candidates were Garrett Snook, Kaci Olivier, Ellie Coyle,
Katlin Knutson and Peyton DeJong. Pictured are the 2013-2014 Rushmore Re-
gion officers, Knutson, left – region representative to the state executive board,
P. DeJong, right – parliamentarian, with outgoing state treasurer, Tate DeJong.
The National Association of Student
Council’s Dale D. Hawley Leadership
Award and the 2013 All State Student
The South Dakota High School
Activities Association announced
that 31 South Dakota high school
student councils have been recog-
nized as being “Outstanding Stu-
dent Councils” for the 2012-13
school year.
The Philip High School student
council is one that made that list.
Its advisor is Pamela DeJong. Not
all of the class officers are in stu-
dent council; only the four student
council officers, each class presi-
dent and the two representatives
from each class.
Philip members include Kelsie
Kroetch – student council presi-
dent, Gavin Snook – vice president,
Peyton DeJong – secretary, Katlin
Knutson – treasurer, Brad Pfeifle –
senior president, Tate DeJong and
Holly Iwan – senior representa-
tives, Gavin Brucklacher – junior
president, Kaci Olivier and Nick
Hamill – junior representatives,
Nelson Holman – sophomore pres-
ident, Paul Guptill and Tristen
Rush – sophomore representatives,
Garrett Snook – freshmen presi-
dent, Ellie Coyle and Keegan Bur-
nett – freshmen representatives,
Madison Hand – music representa-
tive, and Thomas Doolittle – FFA
T. DeJong is also the S.D. State
Student Council Executive Board
treasurer, and P. DeJong is the
Rushmore Region parliamentar-
The honored student councils
meet or exceed rigorous standards
of excellence; best described as
being very active within their
school and community throughout
the school year. Outstanding coun-
cils have a well-rounded program
of activities and projects which
benefit both their school and their
community throughout the year.
The 31 student councils recog-
nized this year are well organized,
highly motivated and have met the
rigorous standards,” said James
Weaver, SDHSAA assistant execu-
tive director. Each council was in-
volved in a wide range of projects
in areas such as community and
school service, health safety or
chemical awareness, education and
leadership. Each of these student
council demonstrated a desire for
self-improvement and individual
growth by participating in leader-
ship workshops an conventions, as
well as other educational pro-
Philip student council “outstanding”
“Inspiring our leaders for tomor-
row” is the theme for the 2013
South Dakota Farm Bureau Camp,
June 10-12.
High school students in grades
nine through 12 from across the
state will be joining together to
learn about leadership and patriot-
ism, while making some lifelong
friends. Camp will be at the Thun-
derstik Lodge by Chamberlain.
Space is limited, so only the first 40
applications will be accepted.
Last summer’s camp attendees
sponsored by the Haakon County
Farm Bureau Federation were
Gavin Snook and Avery Johnson.
Applications are due May 1. Par-
ents do not need to be Farm Bu-
reau members for their children to
Students may apply through
their local county Farm Bureau for
camp, or the state office in Huron,
or the website www.sdfbf.org. The
Huron office contact info is: South
Dakota Farm Bureau, P.O. Box
1426, Huron, SD 57350, or call 605
353 8052 and ask for Julie.
The camp is a place to work on
team building skills with the state
FFA officers, go through the “Alive
at 25” driving course, play games
and enjoy campfires. Campers will
also learn about patriotism, the
constitution, international view-
points, nutrition and wellness, and
congressional insight.
“Farm Bureau camp is a great
place for making new friends, but
more importantly, the sessions and
training we offer will help students
become better citizens and leaders
in their schools, churches and com-
munities. Farm Bureau camp is re-
ally a life changing opportunity,”
said Cindy Foster, South Dakota
Farm Bureau camp director.
Farm Bureau camp slated for June
Representing Haakon County, Gavin Snook, left, and Avery Johnson attended the
2012 South Dakota Farm Bureau Youth Camp in 2012. Courtesy photos
The boys’ and girls’ all-confer-
ence basketball teams have been
selected for the Western Great
Plains Conference
For Philip, Gunner Hook made
the boys’ team. Other players were
Wyatt Krogman (most valuable
player), Nic Waln and Joe
Cameron – White River, Dalton
Benter and Cameron Koch – New
Underwood, Jaylen Uthe – Lyman,
Philip Mathews and Gus Volmer –
Jones County, and Trevor Ander-
son – Wall.
Philip’s Nelson Holman made
the honorable mention team for the
boys. Other players included Lane
Hustead – Wall, Wade Porch –
Bennett County, Kenar Vander-
May – Kadoka Area, Mathew
Gillen and Travis Burbank – White
River, Jackson Volmer – Jones
County, Curtis Stahlecker – Rapid
City Christian, Wyatt Hespi –
Jones County, and Tanner Bur-
bank – White River.
For Philip, Madison Hand was
selected as a member of the girls’
all-conference team. Other athletes
were Madison Mathews and Becky
Bryan – Jones County, Autumn
Schulz – Wall, Tania Risse and
Taylor Kratovil – Bennett County,
Jacy Benter – New Underwood,
Marrisa Heard – Rapid City Chris-
tian, Kwincy Ferguson – Kadoka
Area, and Gabbie Waln – White
The girls’ honorable mention list
included Mikayla Heard – Rapid
City Christian, Bailey Almon and
Anna Flitner – Lyman, Carlie
Johnston and Sadie O’Rourke –
Wall, Taryn Ressert – Bennett
County, Taylor Merchen and Katie
Lensegrav – Kadoka Area, Ashlyn
Plooser – White River, Rachel Bux-
cel – Jones County, Lexxy Nieder-
werder and Taylor Brindley – New
All-conference basketball
Council Award were presented to Tate DeJong who is the 2012-2013 State Stu-
dent Council Executive Board Treasurer.
Dr. Mangulis
On March 25, Philip Health Serv-
ices, Inc. celebrated the birthday of
the founder of Philip Health Serv-
ices, Dr. George J. Mangulis. Ac-
cording to a release from Jennifer
Henrie, marketing and human re-
sources for PHSI, “Dr. Mangulis
came to Philip in 1956 and served
as the community’s medical
provider until his retirement in
2006. His vision of a community
medical clinic and hospital led to
the development of the facilities we
have here today.
We honor his dedication and de-
votion to the people of Philip, South
Dakota. Dr. Mangulis has been
greatly missed since his death on
December 11, 2009, yet his vision
lives on in the work we do here
every day.” On hand at the celebra-
tion were Lee Sundall – Philip
Health Services clinic manager,
Kent Olsen – chief executive offi-
cer, Cindy Pfeifle – business man-
ager, and Jeanne Radway – retired
nurse, as they reminisced about
Mangulis’ years as community doc-
Thanks to all of the
contributors who made
Philip High School’s
Post-Prom Party a great success!!
A & M Laundry
All Star Auto
American Family Insurance
B & B Sales
Barr’s Signs
Baye & Sons Service
Brant’s Electric
Cabin Fever Floral
Coca Cola
Corner Pantry
Coyles Standard Service
Cradles to Crayons Daycare
DJS Photos/Deb Smith
D & T Auto/NAPA
Dakota Bar
Farm Bureau Insurance
First National Agency
First National Bank, Philip
Fitzgerald Oil
Frito Lay
Gem eatre
George’s Welding & Repair
Gibson Concrete
Golden Vet Services
Golden West
Grossenburg Implement
Grossenburg Employees
HCS, Ron Larson
Haakon Co Abstract
Hansen’s Taxidermy
Tanya Haynes/30 Bags
His & Her Salon
Terry Holman/Norwex
Ingram Hardware
Jones’ Saddlery, Bottle & Vet
Kemnitz Law Office
Kennedy Implement
Shawn Kerns
Konst Machine & Welding
Les’ Body Shop
Lucky Strike
Lurz Plumbing
Dr. Mann
Midwest Cooperative
Modern Woodman
Morrison’s Pit Stop
Moses Building Center/
Shar & Amy’s Childcare
Motel West
National Mutual Benefit
Julie Nixon/Arbonne
O’Connell Construction
O’Connor Trucking
One Fine Day
PLA Café
Pepsi Cola
Petersen’s Variety
Philip Ambulance
Philip Body Shop
Philip Chiropractic Clinic
Philip Custom Meats
Philip Eye Clinic
Philip Health Services
Philip Health Services/Massage
Philip Livestock Auction
Philip Motor, Inc.
Pizza Etc.
Ravellette Publications
Rush Funeral Home
Scotchman Industries
73 Bar
Smith Hay Grinding
Stanley/Haakon Co. Chapter
rivent Financial
State Farm Insurance
e Steakhouse & Lounge
TLC Electric
3B’s Heating & AC
Tollefson Law Office
West Central Electric
J J Walker
Walker Automotive
Zeeb Pharmacy
A&A Tire & Repair
Ernie’s Building Center, LLC
First National Bank, Midland
G & A Trenching
Petoske Construction
Teton River Trenching
Dairy Queen
Wall Drug
Wall Food Center
Wall Lube
Sam’s Club
Rapid City Rush Hockey
Tractor Supply
Warren Windows & Supply
2013 Senior Parents
Thursday, April 11, 2013 • The Pioneer Review •Page 9
Sports & Accomplishments
Golf Season is Approaching
Clubhouse opens April 15th!
Membership Information
Type 2013 First Time Member
Family $500 $400
Single $400 $320
Young Adult $175 $140
Student $150 $120
Out-of-Town: Single: $200 • Couple: $250
League Dues: $80 (GHIN handicap card included)
Early dues are appreciated.
*Year-Round Shed Rental*
Gas: $115; Electric: $130
Dues must be paid for by
June 15, or a $25 late fee will
be added to your membership.
Membership dues can be mailed to:
Lake Waggoner Golf Course
P.O. Box 518, Philip, SD 57567
859-2430 • Philip
Cod Fish
with Coleslaw
* * * *
Closed Sundays
Philip League Bowling
Lucky Strike
Sunday-Friday, 12 to 6 p.m. • Saturday, 12 p.m. to closing
The kitchen is open – we have orders to go!!
859-2430 • Philip
Monday Night Mixed
Dakota Bar................................38-18
Shad’s Towing.....................31.5-24.5
Handrahan Const ...............30.5-25.5
Badland’s Auto..........................24-32
Andrew Reckling.225,188 both clean
Marlis Petersen.....................208/527
Wendell Buxcel .....................202/530
Kim Petersen ........................181/477
Vickie Petersen .....................190/519
Arlene Kujawa .............................492
Matt Reckling.....................194 clean
Clyde Schlim.......................5-10 split
Ronnie Coyle...........3-10 & 2-7 splits
Tuesday Men’s early
Peoples Market .........................32-16
Philip Motor..............................31-17
George’s Welding ......................27-21
Kennedy Impl ...........................24-24
G&A Trenching.........................23-25
Bear Auto..................................23-25
Philip Health Service ...............19-29
Kadoka Tree Service.................13-35
Alvin Pearson........................201/556
Cory Boyd ............3-10 split; 208/547
Ronnie Williams....................206/535
Steve Varner .........................212/530
Coddy Gartner .............................530
Bill Bainbridge.............................528
Bryan Buxcel.........................201/521
Brian Pearson ..............................517
Fred Foland..................................512
Earl Park......................................512
Randy Boyd..................................508
Eliel Poor Bear.............................506
Bill Stone ............................3-10 split
Terry Wentz .................................201
Craig Burns.......................4-7-9 split
Dale O’Connell....................3-10 split
Wendell Buxcel ............3-6-7-10 split
Danny Addison.....................3-7 split
Wednesday Morning Coffee
State Farm..........................38.5-21.5
Cutting Edge Salon ..................35-25
Bowling Belles ....................28.5-31.5
Jolly Ranchers ....................23.5-36.5
Karen Foland ................180, 168/479
Sandee Gittings ....................162/453
Marsha Sumpter...........163, 151/438
Vonda Hamill ........................166/437
Deanna Fees.................................160
Cindy Wilmarth...........................160
Debbie Gartner .....................159/428
Audrey Jones........................2-7 split
Wednesday Night early
Dakota Bar................................42-10
Morrison’s Haying ....................33-19
Chiefie’s Chicks ..................24.5-27.5
Hildebrand Concrete ................24-28
Wall Food Center......................23-29
Just Tammy’s......................22.5-29.5
First National Bank .................21-31
Dorothy’s Catering ...................18-34
Linda Stangle........................179/502
Kathy Gittings .............................183
Jackie Shull..................................175
Laniece Sawvell ...........................171
Marlis Petersen.....2-7 split; 187/499
Shar Moses............................189/495
Cristi Ferguson............................187
Kathy Arthur ...3-5-10 split; 175/481
Brenda Grenz...............................172
Dani Herring ......................5-10 split
Annette Hand.....................3-10 split
Thursday Men’s
Coyle’s SuperValu.....................40-12
The Steakhouse ........................38-14
O’Connell Const ........................33-19
Dakota Bar................................22-30
West River Pioneer Tanks .......20-32
WEE BADD...............................19-33
A&M Laundry...........................18-34
McDonnell Farms .....................18-34
Dean Schultz.........................233/580
Jan Bielmaier........................252/558
Ronnie Coyle.....3-10 split; 232 clean
Wendell Buxcel .....................224/590
Alvin Pearson ......3-10 split; 202/575
Jay McDonnell.............214 clean/545
Jason Petersen......................212/568
Jordon Kjerstad ....................208/535
Jack Heinz...................204 clean/537
Brian Pearson .......................203/550
Nathan Kjerstad..........................200
Mike Moses.........................194 clean
Matt Schofield...................4-5-7 split
Tyler Hauk .........................2-10 split
Greg Arthur........................3-10 split
Harlan Moos .......................3-10 split
Bryan Buxcel ......................3-10 split
Friday Nite Mixed
Randy’s Spray Service........41.5-14.5
Cristi’s Crew.......................32.5-23.5
Roy’s Repair ..............................32-24
Lee & the Ladies.......................32-24
King Pins...................................26-30
The Ghost Team...........................0-0
Cory Boyd ....................246 clean/612
Randy Boyd .........204, 221 clean/570
Tanner Norman ....................236/561
Lee Neville ...................................182
Roy Miller .............................5-7 split
Jerry Iron Moccasin ...........5-10 split
Alvin Pearson .......................2-7 split
Postponed FFA/FCCLA Labor Auction
to Tuesday, April 16th at Philip Livestock Auction
Free Sloppy Joe Feed starting at 6:00 p.m.
Auction starts at 7:00 p.m.
Over 70 members will be sold for 8 hours of labor!!
The Philip FFA chapter com-
peted in the Harding County FFA
Career Development Event,
Wednesday, March 27.
“The Philip FFA had another
successful day at the Harding
County FFA CDE Wednesday,
March 27,” stated advisor Doug
Hauk. The students are really
starting to show the hard work
they have been putting in this
spring, said Hauk.
Livestock: Philip – 4th place; in-
dividually: Seth Haigh – 2nd.
Horse team: Philip – 1st; individ-
ually: Hanna Hostutler – 2nd,
Evonne Womack – 3rd, Wyatt
Schaack – 4th
Range: Philip – 1st; individually:
Seth Haigh – 1st, Bailey Anders –
3rd, Brock Hanson – 6th.
Floriculture: Philip – 1st; indi-
vidually: Jane Poss – 2nd, Shelby
Schofield – 4th, Peyton DeJong –
5th, Katie Haigh – 8th, and Katie
Hostutler – 9th.
Natural resources: Philip – 4th;
individually: Brody Jones – 1st,
Thomas Doolittle – 5th.
Agriculture business: Philip –
1st; individually: Nick Hamill 1st,
Carl Poss – 2nd, Bailey Radway –
Agronomy: Philip – 1st; individ-
ually: Ryan Van Tassel – 1st,
Avery Johnson – 3rd, Colter King –
Agriculture mechanics: Philip –
2nd; individually: Jade Berry –
2nd, Casey Reder – 4th, and Bray-
den Fitch – tie for 5th.
Philip FFA at Harding County CDE
At total of 265 South Dakota
FFA members will receive their
State FFA Degree at the 85th
South Dakota State FFA Conven-
tion held in Brookings, April 14-16.
The State FFA Degree is the
highest degree of membership con-
ferred by the South Dakota FFA
The FFA members of the Philip
chapter who have earned the State
FFA Degree this year are Thomas
Doolittle, Gunner Hook, Carl Poss,
Gavin Snook and Megan Williams.
The requirements for this degree
•Having earned and produc-
tively invested at least $1,000, or
worked at least 300 hours in excess
of scheduled class time, or a combi-
nation thereof, in a supervised
agricultural experience program.
•Demonstrated leadership abil-
ity by performing 10 procedures of
parliamentary law, giving a six-
minute speech on an agriculture or
FFA related topic and serving as
an officer, committee chairperson
or participating member of a chap-
ter committee.
•Have completed at least 25
hours of community service.
The South Dakota FFA Associa-
tion is a branch of the National
FFA Organization, which is a
youth organization of 557,318 stu-
dent members as part of 7,498 local
FFA chapters in all 50 states.
The South Dakota FFA Associa-
tion encompasses 77 FFA chapters
with over 3,900 South Dakota FFA
members. FFA strives to make a
positive difference in the lives of
students by developing their poten-
tial for premier leadership, per-
sonal growth and career success
through agricultural education.
Five earn
State FFA
The Philip High School boys’ and
girls’ golf team competed in the
Elks Challenge 2013 Invitational
Golf Tournament on the Elks Golf
Course, Thursday, April 4.
“Philip had a great first outing of
the year on a tough Elks golf
course,” stated Philip head golf
coach Doug Hauk. “The boys had
their first team win in several
years, so it was nice to see the guys
put some good rounds together.
Madison Hand played a nice round
for the first tournament of the year.
The junior varsity boys and girls
played really well with the course
being new to them. The next meet
is Friday at Wall for the Wall In-
The tournament included not
only varsity players, but also junior
varsity golfers playing 18 holes.
Junior high golfers played nine
The Philip varsity team earned
first place, with Tate DeJong tak-
ing the second to the top individual
honors with a 40 score on the front
eight and a 41 on the back eight for
an 81 total. Teammate Tristen
Rush carried third place with a
44+44=88. Chaney Burns finished
with a 45+50=95, Avery Johnson
with a 48+58=106, and Josh Quinn
with 68+75=143, The top three
scores were tallied for a winning
total of 264.
For the boys, Wall took second
place with a team total of 266.
Lane Hustead – 39+41=80 – first
place. Ryder Wilson – 46+45=91 –
4th place, Les Williams – 43+52
=95, C.J. Schulz – 51+50=101, Trey
Richter – 53+48=101.
Newell earned the third boys’
team spot with 289. Bison and
Jones County tied for fourth with
scores of 304. Other teams were
Hill City – 6th – 318, Lemmon –
7th – 325, Stanley County – 8th –
332, Lyman – 9th – 342.
Taking the second individual
spot for the varsity girls was
Philip’s Madison Hand with a
The medalist spot went to
Newell’s Adrianna Wheeldryer
with a 52+45=97. Both Hand and
Wheeldryer were golfing solo with-
out teammates this tournament.
For the girls, Wall’s Blue team
took first with a score of 325. Au-
tumn Schulz earned the third indi-
vidual sport with a 51+48=99.
Other varsity girls’ team results
were Hill City – 2nd – 360,
Lyman – 3rd – 363.
Philip’s junior varsity boys at
this tournament were Trew De-
Jong, who earned a fourth place
with 59+61=120, and Logan Hand,
who brought home fifth place with
a 61+60=121.
Philip junior varsity girls took
first place individual with Peyton
DeJong’s 67+61=128. Ashton
Reedy claimed fifth place with a
score of 83+87=170.
The next scheduled golf tourna-
ment for Philip athletes will be the
Wall Invitational, Friday, April 12,
starting at 9:30 a.m. On Friday,
April 19, starting at 9:30 a.m., will
be the Scotties hosting the Philip
Invitational Golf Tournament.
Philip wins Elk Challenge Golf Tourney
Philip golfers at the Elks Challenge 2013 Invitational Golf Tournament on the Elks
Golf Course, Thursday, April 4. Back row, from left: Josh Quinn, Avery Johnson,
Tate DeJong, Tristen Rush, Chaney Burns and Logan Hand. Front: Trew DeJong,
Ashton Reedy, Madison Hand and Peyton DeJong. Courtesy photo
The Philip school boys’ and girls’
track and field team competed in
the Todd County Invitational at
Mission, Thursday, April 4.
“The weather was perfect for our
first meet of the year,” said Philip
head coach Tom Parquet. “Our
times were about right for this part
of the season, but we have a lot of
room to improve if we want to be
competitive at the end of the sea-
son. Paul Guptill qualified for state
in the 300 hurdles with a time of
43:00 seconds, which is also a per-
sonal best for him.”
Of the 14 schools represented,
the Philip boys’ team came away in
ninth place with 21 team points.
The Philip girls took seventh place
with 29 team points.
Top male teams for this meet
were Todd County in first place
with 87 points, Winner second with
84, and Kadoka Area third with 65.
Top female teams were Winner in
first with 152.5 points, Todd
County second with 72, and Red
Cloud third with 65.
Shot Put
Tyana Gottsleben – 6th, 27’6”
Gottsleben – 4th, 87’6”
Katie Haigh – 5th, 85’6”
4x200 Meter Relay
Cheyenne Pinney, Katlin Knutson, Elise
Wheeler, Shay Hand – 6th, 2:09.83
4x400 Meter Relay
Knutson, Hand, Jaisa Snyder, Wheeler – 6th,
1600 Sprint Medley Relay
Pinney, Hand, Knutson, Wheeler – 3rd,
1600 Meter Run
Ellie Coyle – 2nd, 5:53.34
3200 Meter Run
Allison Pekron – 3rd, 16:53.62
300 Meter Hurdles
Paul Guptill – 2nd, 42.96
4x200 Meter Relay
Guptill, Nelson Holman, Austin Pinney,
Riley Heltzel – 6th, 1:43.74
4x400 Meter Relay
Guptill, Pinney, Garrett Snook, Holman –
2nd, 3:51.47
800 Meter Dash
Holman – 4th, 2:16.73
The next scheduled meet for the
Philip Scotties is the Belle Fourche
Center of the Nation Invitational
on Saturday, April 13.
First track meet of the season
The annual District Career De-
velopment Event was hosted by the
Philip and the Wall FFA chapters,
Wednesday, April 3. Teams earn-
ing points included Philip, Wall,
Kadoka Area, Lemmon, Bison,
Sturgis, Newell, Harding County,
Rapid City and Sundance, Wy.
Natural resources: Philip – 1st:
individually: Brody Jones – 1st,
Thomas Doolittle – 2nd.
Agronomy: Philip – 1st. Individ-
ually: Ryan Van Tassal – 1st,
Avery Johnson – 2nd, Colter King –
Horse evaluation: Philip – 1st.
Individually: Justina Cvach – 1st,
Wyatt Schaack – 2nd, Hanna Hos-
tutler – 9th, Jacob Kammerer –
Livestock judging: Philip – 3rd.
Individually: Seth Haigh – 3rd,
Reed Johnson – 10th.
Agricultural business: Philip –
2nd. Individually: Nick Hamill –
4th, Carl Poss – 5th, Madison
Hand – 6th, Bailey Radway – 7th.
Range identification: Philip –
2nd. Individually: Bailey Enders –
3rd, Brock Hanson – 7th, Blake
Puhlman – 8th.
Floriculture: Philip – 1st. Indi-
vidually: Katie Haigh – 1st. Jane
Poss – 2nd, Shelby Schofield – 4th,
Katie Hostutler – 8th, Peyton De-
Jong – 10th.
Agriculture mechanics: Philip –
2nd. Individually: Jade Berry – 1st,
Brayden Fitch – 6th, Casey Reder –
The FFA state convention will be
April 14-16 at South Dakota State
University in Brookings.
FFA Districts held in Philip and Wall
The committee is seeking nomi-
nations for South Dakota State
University’s Eminent Farmer/
Rancher and Homemaker Award
Program, to recognize citizens for a
lifetime of leadership and service.
The nominees must still be liv-
ing. Husband and wife combina-
tions may be nominated, but a sep-
arate nomination form is needed
for each individual.
Official nomination forms are the
basis for the selection process. Up
to five letters of reference are also
invited. All nominations must be
received by June 1 to be considered
this year. Send nominations to
EFRH Nominations, Attention to
Martha Aragon, Dean’s Office, ABS
College, SDSU, Box 2207, Brook-
ings, SD 57007 or to angela.loftes-
The awards will be presented at
SDSU, Friday, September 20.
Eminent farmer/
rancher and
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prove the engineering agreement with
SPN & Assoc. for the lift station wet well
rehabilitation project. The engineering
expenses are as follows: design phase
at $6,500; the bidding phase at $2,500;
and, construction phase at $7,500 or
less. Motion carried with all members
voting aye.
Council reviewed the plans outlined in
Marty Hansen's building and flood plain
development permits that were approved
during the Mar. 2, 2013, meeting. Ìt was
noted that the plans indicate the installa-
tion of a foundation, but did not specify
the depth of the footings which are cur-
rently dug at 32 inches. The City has
adopted the 1997 Uniform Building Code
which states that the footings shall ex-
tend below the frost line and be at least
12 inches below undisturbed soil. Ìn
questioning the depth of the frost line for
our region, John Ìrvine, certified building
inspector, confirmed that Central South
Dakota including the Philip area has a
design frost depth of 42 inches below
undisturbed soil ÷ does not include fill dirt
and flood plain regulations do not apply
when meeting the depth requirements.
Mayor Vetter stated if the City does not
require compliance with the adopted
building code, it will only escalate and
cause problems in the future. The regu-
lations are in place for a reason and we
are obligated to make sure they are fol-
Council Member Gartner also noted that
following the regulations will only help
with Mr. Hansen's resale value should he
wish to sell the property in the future.
Ìt was also reported that the concrete
contractor was forming the footings and
foundations today.
By general consensus of the Council, Mr.
Hansen's footings must comply with the
42¨ depth requirements in order to be in
compliance with the City's adopted build-
ing code. The Finance Office was di-
rected to contact Mr. Hansen in the early
morning to alert him of this requirement
before he commences pouring concrete.
(On Apr. 2, 2013, the 42¨ depth require-
ments for footings were clarified by John
Ìrvine. The 42¨ depth is measured below
the adjacent grade, at a horizontal point
five feet from the foundation ÷ not next to
the foundation. This confirms that Mr.
Hansen's existing plans are in compli-
ance with the requirements.)
New Business:
Wood/Walden Ave. Utility and Street Ìm-
prov. Project:
Council was informed that the City's En-
gineers, SPN & Assoc., will be onsite
starting the week of April 1st to begin
construction staking with a tentative con-
struction start date of April 8th.
Council Member Arthur questioned when
the water and sewer mains will be in-
stalled on Walden Ave. as his contractor
will need to schedule his water line re-
placement to his house around this work.
FO Van Lint noted that the construction
schedule is not available at this time, but
will provide this information to Mr. Arthur
in the near future.
FO Van Lint went on to state that the pro-
posed construction schedule reviewed
during the pre-construction meeting in-
cluded working from the south to the
north of Wood Ave. Following that meet-
ing, Scotchman Ìndustries had posed a
request to consider that their busy time
of year is generally in the fall. This may
change the construction schedule. This
as well as other access issues has initi-
ated a meeting with the contractor, City's
engineer, Street Committee, and Mr.
Kroetch for Thursday, April 4th at 1:00
p.m. to review construction schedules
and access concerns.
She also reported that the request to
overlay that portion of Hone St. west of
the N. Wood Ave. intersection will also be
reviewed by the engineers during Thurs-
day afternoon.
The Finance Office has also contacted
the property owners along the project
area regarding the construction plans
and suggestions to make arrangements
for access to their properties during this
time. Ìt was stressed that this project
could take seven months to complete
and the City appreciates everyone's pa-
tience during this time.
Council Member Matt mentioned that a
few of the residents will not have alter-
nate access to their properties during the
construction. He is going to visit with
them and offer the area around his prop-
erty for parking and access.
FO Van Lint reviewed correspondence
from Eric Meintsma with SD Dept. of En-
vironment and Natural Resources re-
garding the City's State Revolving Fund
(SRF) loan for the project. They are in-
quiring how the City would like to split the
engineering expenses: 50/50 between
the storm sewer and sanitary sewer; or,
57% storm sewer and 43% sanitary
Ìt was also noted that there is approxi-
mately $17,000 or 7% of the project's
overall engineering expenses that are
not eligible for SRF reimbursement. This
includes items such as the water line and
drain tile engineering expenses.
Following review, motion was made by
Matt, seconded by Arthur to approve the
engineering reimbursement from the
SRF at the 50/50 split between the storm
sewer and sanitary sewer. Motion car-
E. Pine St./Wray Ave. Overlay Project:
Motion was made by Gartner, seconded
by Matt to approve an agreement with
J&J Asphalt to allow them to obtain the
excess liability insurance coverage by
the construction start date. Motion car-
According to the City's Engineer, J&J As-
phalt plans to begin the project construc-
tion mid to late summer.
Council Member Matt voiced concern
about the start date being in late summer
as the fall cattle sales start the end of Au-
gust. Ìn his opinion, it would be in both
the City's and the contractor's best inter-
est to start this no later than mid-summer
more specifically from anytime now and
completed by mid-August.
By general consensus of the Council, the
Finance Office was requested to contact
the City's Engineer, Jeff McCormick with
SPN & Assoc., to request a more con-
crete start date from J&J Asphalt.
FO Van Lint reported that the closeout
documents for the Medium Ìntensity
Runway Lighting (MÌRL) project were
submitted during the Annual Airport Con-
ference, Mar. 27-28, 2013. The opera-
tional and maintenance manuals along
with the as-built plans have also been re-
ceived and are on file in the Finance Of-
The project status updates for the MÌRL
project and Land Acquisition and Envi-
ronmental Assessment (LA/EA) were not
available during the meeting as they
were not received until April 2, 2013.
Council reviewed the following building
and flood plain development permits:
Greg Arthur - new water line; Kent Buch-
holz - egress window & deck; D&T Auto
Parts, Dale Morrison - access road
across storm water retention ditch; Doug
Hart - emergency sewer line repair;
Kevin Pfeifle - 14'x14' pergola.
Council reviewed D&T Auto Parts permit
in detail along with their US Army Corps
of Engineers 404 permit submitted on
their behalf by Broz Engineering. Accord-
ing to the 404 permit, the plans include
removing trees and placing a 40 foot
wide by 368 foot long access road in the
storm water retention area on the east
side of his property. According to the 404
permit, the road will be constructed as
follows: "The dirt sub-grade will be built
40 feet wide with a 4:1 slope; the slope
on the south side of the road will tie into
the slope of the existing dam. A 6¨ gravel
surfacing will be placed atop the sub-
grade at a 0.03 ft/ft slope. Total fill will be
approximately 7850 CY of dirt, and 272
CY of gravel.¨
Dale Morrison, owner of D&T Auto Parts,
was questioned about the plans and size
of the culvert that will be installed below
the road. Ìt was noted that the road con-
struction will be located in a storm water
retention dam that helps control the
storm drainage for the City.
Mr. Morrison stated that the Army Corps
did not think he would need a culvert
since the area does not have a drainage
outlet on the south side of the dam, but
he is planning to install an 18 inch culvert
under his proposed road. The road will
also be located to the south of the exist-
ing culvert that runs from the draw
through Scotchman's property. He
stressed that the intent of the access
road is to provide a safer means for
semi-trucks to access his new business.
Ìt was noted that the existing culvert is 18
inches in diameter. Ìt drains water from
the area and deposits it in the draw be-
tween N. Wood Ave. and Auto Ave. This
is currently the only outlet for water to
flow from the drainage dam as any other
option would result in the water deposit-
ing in the downtown area of Philip which
does not have the storm sewer capacity
to withstand any excess drainage.
Ìt was questioned if the City's Engineer,
Harlan Quenzer with SPN & Assoc., has
reviewed D&T's plans.
FO Van Lint confirmed that Mr. Quenzer
was only contacted for a comment on the
404 permit, noting the concerns voiced
by the City relative to the impact the road
construction would have on the existing
storm water drainage into and from the
system and the downstream storm
drainage system. This was only a review
of the permit and the City's storm
drainage, as an onsite and in depth re-
port was not requested by the Council.
She then reviewed Mr. Quenzer's sug-
gestions with the Council. This included
D&T and their engineers submitting the
following information to the Council for
consideration prior to approving the ac-
cess road construction. (1) Ìdentify the
size and types of existing piping into or
out of the area being filled. (2) Describe
how the water that enters the area via the
SD Highway 14 culvert is to be dis-
charged from the area. (3) Provide an
evaluation of the potential hydraulic im-
pact of the proposed project has on the
existing storm water retention and
drainage system. Ìt was also noted that
elevation information has not been ob-
tained at this time, but Quenzer con-
firmed that this area provides valuable
storm drainage retention and if it is filled,
the volume of retention will be signifi-
cantly reduced.
Mayor Vetter questioned if the proposed
culvert size of 18 inches is of sufficient
size, for drainage and the weight of the
semi-trucks. Council Member Gartner
also inquired who would be liable should
the access road restrict the storm
drainage, causing water to back up on
the north side of SD Hwy 14.
Mr. Morrison is confident that the size of
his proposed culvert is sufficient and O'-
Connell Construction will be installing the
culvert and building the road. He also
noted that the only time he was aware of
the drainage dam being full was following
the failure of Moos' dam grade north and
west of the SD Highway 14 and 73 inter-
section. The water that flows through the
drainage dam was noted as coming from
Moos' south through Fred Hoag's prop-
erty and behind Coyle's Standard. Ìt then
crosses SD Highway 14 to the drainage
dam through the culvert by Coyle's Stan-
Questions were raised as to whether or
not the US Army Corps of Engineers
have approved Morrison's 404 permit.
FO Van Lint confirmed that Jeff Brecken-
ridge with the Corps contacted PWD
Reckling today, advising that they have
found the road construction to have little
or no environmental impact. Ìt was
stressed that the Army Corps is only con-
cerned with the environmental impact as
the storm water control is the City's re-
Council Member Gartner then mentioned
the possibility of displacing some of the
dirt in the drainage area to help accom-
Proceedings of the
City of PhiIip
APRIL 01, 2013
A regular meeting of the Philip City Coun-
cil was held on Monday, April 1, 2013, at
7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the
Haakon Co. Courthouse. Present were
Mayor Michael Vetter, Finance Officer
Monna Van Lint, Council Members Greg
Arthur, Jennifer Henrie, Jason Harry,
Marty Gartner, Trisha Larson, and Marion
Matt. Also present were Deputy Finance
Officer Brittany Smith, Police Officer
David Butler, Gen. Maint. Brian Pearson,
Dale Morrison, Charles Allen, Del Bartels
with the Pioneer Review, Seth Green
with Waste Connections of SD, Ìnc. DBA
Walker Refuse; and later, City Attorney
Gay Tollefson.
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
two meetings as published in the Pioneer
Review. Motion carried.
FO Van Lint apprised the Council of an
increase in water usage at the airport
during March. An increase from the av-
erage usage of 1,000 gallons to 5,000
gallons was noted. Gen. Maint. Pearson
reported that the airport was inspected
today for any water leaks and com-
mented that the toilet may have been
running. They will continue to look into
this further and monitor the usage.
Following review, motion was made by
Matt, seconded by Gartner to approve
the payment of the bills from the appro-
priated funds. Motion carried.
Gross SaIaries - Mar. 29, 2013: Mayor
& Council - $3,690.00; Adm. - $5,111.60;
Police - $6,085.73; Public Works -
$3,187.59; Street - $4,945.19; Water -
AFLAC, Employee Supplemental Ìns.-
EFTPS, S.S., Medicare, Withholding-
SDRS, Employee Retirement-
Airport Improv. Projects:
Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Ìnc., MÌRL
Const./Adm Eng. thru
Wood/WaIden Ave. Improv. Project:
SPN & Assoc., Bid/SpAssess/Const.
Eng. thru 3/23/13 .................6,532.90
This Month's BiIIs:
AT&T Mobility, Cell Phone
Century Business Products, Kyocera
2550ci Copier - 03/13...........6,194.00
Copier Maint. 03/13-03/14 ......428.22
CRA Payment Center, Supplies -
Dakotacare Health Ìns., Employee
Health Premium - 04/13 .....11,153.55
Delta Dental Ìns., Employee Dental
Premium - 04/13 .....................688.90
1st Nat'l Bank - Philip, Utility Billing -
03/13 .......................................119.22
1st Nat'l Bank - S.F., SRF Loan #02
Pay #173 - 04/13..................2,163.90
SRF Loan #03 Pay #76 -
04/13 ..................................2,223.41
Fitzgerald Oil Co., Fuel/LP -
Golden West, Telephone/Ìnternet 02-
Haakon Co. Register of Deeds, Plat/
Record Copies - 03/13..............34.00
Haakon Co. Treasurer, Office Rent-
Heartland Waste Mgmt, Ìnc., 365 Resi-
dential Collection - 03/13 .....3,978.50
Ìngram Hardware, Supplies -
Morrison's Pit Stop, Fuel/Supplies -
NASASP, 2013 Membership Dues
Northwest Pipe Fittings, Ìnc., Water
Supplies/Resale - 03/13..........758.18
Philip Standard, Fire Fuel -
Pioneer Review, Publishing -
Ramkota - Pierre, Graham Safety Conf.
Room - 03/13 ..........................154.00
Sanford Laboratories, Random Testing
- 02/13.....................................252.00
SD Assoc. of Code Enforcement, (4)
Mtg Reg. - 05/13 .....................200.00
SD Dept. of Revenue, Sales Tax
Payable - 03/13.......................309.23
SD Dept. of Revenue, Water Coliform
Testing - 03/13 ..........................13.00
SPN & Assoc., Cherry St. Relocation
Review - 03/13.....................1,751.25
Morrison 404 App. Review -
WW Facility Review (Keystone
Camp) .....................................358.75
Tollefson, Gay, Attorney Retainer -
USDA, RD Loan Pay #100 -
VÌSA-UMB Bank, Travel Exp.
West Central Electric, Electric 02/01-
WR/LJ Rural Water, 2,297,000 gals. -
Contract Min. - 03/13 ...........2,500.00
Airport Water - 03/13.................52.50
South Shop Water - 03/13.........20.00
Williams, Ronnie, '07 Durango Brakes/
Rotors Labor .............................75.00
Total Expenditures -
OId Business:
Council reviewed correspondence from
the City's Engineer, Harlan Quenzer with
SPN & Assoc. regarding the questions
posed relative to the engineering agree-
ment for the lift station wet well rehabili-
Council Member Larson asked when the
City is planning to complete the rehabili-
tation. Mayor Vetter stated that an actual
start date has not been established, but
it has been proposed to budget for the
expenses in 2014.
Following discussion, motion was made
by Arthur, seconded by Henrie to ap-
Following a lengthy discussion, motion
was made by Harry, seconded by Matt to
approve the above building permits as
presented with the exception of D&T
Auto Parts access road permit. Motion
carried with Council Member Arthur ab-
staining from the vote.
Motion was then made by Gartner, sec-
onded by Arthur to table D&T Auto Parts
access road permit until further review.
Motion carried with all members voting
A meeting with Morrison, O'Connell Con-
struction, and the City's Engineer &
Building Committee will be scheduled for
Thursday, April 4th.
Mayor, Council and those in attendance
thanked Mr. Morrison as he left the meet-
ing at this time.
Council reviewed the following bids re-
ceived for the Solid Waste Disposal,
Residential Garbage Collection, contract
for June 1, 2013, through May 31, 2016.
The bids were opened by the Garbage
Committee on Mar. 28, 2013.
Heartland Waste Management, Mo-
bridge, SD:
Bid Option #01 (Totes) - $15.90/
Bid Option #02 (Recycling) - No bid
Waste Connections of SD, Ìnc. DBA
Walker Refuse, Rapid City, SD:
Bid Option #01 (Totes) - No bid
Bid Option #02 (Recycling) - $13.20/
Motion was made by Matt, seconded by
Henrie to award the solid waste disposal
contract to Waste Connections of SD,
Ìnc. DBA Walker Refuse, low bidder, in
the amount of $13.20/household/month
with Bid Option #02 for the contract pe-
riod of June 1, 2013, through May 31,
2016. Motion carried with all members
voting aye.
Ìt was noted that the new contract price,
effective June 1st is $2.30/household/
month higher than the current contract
price of $10.90/household/month with
Heartland Waste Management. The City
currently charges residents $12.98/
household/month with the additional
$2.68 covering the City's administrative
The Garbage Committee has recom-
mended establishing the new garbage
collection rate at $15.50/ household/
month plus tax to cover the additional ad-
ministrative expenses incurred by the
City for providing garbage collection.
Motion was made by Larson, seconded
by Henrie to approve the residential
garbage rates at $15.50/household/
month plus tax, effective with the July 1,
2013, utility billing. Motion carried.
Seth Green with Waste Connections of
SD, Ìnc. DBA Walker Refuse was ad-
vised that he will be in contact with the
City in the near future. This will include
entering into a contract with the City for
the waste disposal and establishing the
placement of City Dumpsters.
Mayor, Council and those in attendance
thanked Mr. Green with Waste Connec-
tions for his attendance.
Council Member Matt left the meeting at
this time.
Council reviewed a rewrite of a portion of
Chapter #5, Public Owned Utilities, relat-
ing to definitions, utility accounts, and
water and sewer services.
DFO Smith pointed out some of the
changes such as landlord's being ex-
empt from placing a deposit (see #5-
001(b)) and changing the deposit refund
date from the end of December to July
(see #5-002.1(b)). The Council was re-
minded that the writing of the Ordinance
can change between the first and second
reading of said Ordinance.
Following review, motion was made by
Harry, seconded by Arthur to approve the
first reading of Ordinance #2013-03, as
follows. Motion carried five to zero.
ORDINANCE #2013-03
5-000 THROUGH 5-208 OF
BE IT ORDAINED by the City
Council of the City of Philip,
South Dakota, that Chapter 5,
Pubic Owned Utilities, Sec-
tions 5-101 through 5-222 are
hereby repealed; and, Chapter
5, Public Owned Utilities, Sec-
tions 5-000 through 5-208 are
hereby established to read as
The following words, terms
and phrases are defined and
shall be interpreted as such
throughout this chapter and
Chapters 11 and 15. Terms not
herein defined shall have t h e
meaning customarily assigned
to them.
The Public Works Director or
his or her duly authorized
deputy, agent or representa-
of the lowest horizontal piping
of a drainage system, which
receives the discharge from
soil, waste, and other pipes in-
side the walls of the building
and conveys it to the building
SERVÌCE. The extension from
the building drain to the public
sewer or other place of dis-
CESSPOOL. An open or cov-
ered holding containment or
pit for receiving drainage or
CÌTY. The City of Philip, a mu-
nicipal corporation of the State
of South Dakota.
erty solely used for a busi-
CONTRACTOR. A licensed
sewer and water contractor or
licensed trenching contractor
as defined in this section.
connection or potential con-
nection between any part of a
potable water system and any
other environment containing
other substances in a manner
that, under certain circum-
stances would allow such sub-
stances to enter or adversely
affect the potable water sys-
tem. Other substances may be
gases, liquids, or solids, such
as chemicals, waste products,
steam, water from other
sources (potable or non
potable), or any matter that
may change the temperature,
the color, the taste, or add
odor to the water.
The network of pipes, valves
and other appurtenances
owned and/or operated by the
City of Philip for the purpose of
delivering potable water.
DÌRECTOR. The Public Works
Director or his or her duly au-
thorized deputy, agent or rep-
Water-carried wastes from
dwellings or wastewaters,
which are similar in physical,
biological and chemical char-
FLOATÌNG OÌL. Oil, fat or
grease in a physical state such
that it can be separated by
gravity from wastewater in an
approved pretreatment facility.
GARBAGE. The putrescible
animal and vegetable waste
resulting from the handling,
preparation, cooking and serv-
ing of foods.
below the earth surface, which
occupies the pore spaces in
the saturated zone of the geo-
logic stratum.
LANDLORD. An owner of a
property that leases the prop-
erty to a TENANT OR
MAY. Ìs permissive.
OWNER. Any natural person,
partnership, corporation, busi-
ness entity, trustee, heir, suc-
cessors, assigns,
administrators or executors
which have the right to pos-
sess and use any property to
the exclusion of others and
whom is legally responsible for
the payment of water, sewer
and/or garbage service
charges made against the
PERSON. Any individual, firm,
company, association, govern-
mental agency, society, corpo-
ration, group or political
PREMÌSES. Any real or per-
sonal property served or capa-
ble of being served by any city
service, including but not lim-
ited to houses, buildings, mo-
bile homes and trailers.
project, which extends sewer
and/or water infrastructure to
provide service for new devel-
ect, which provides for in-
creased capacity, or improved
efficiency to existing systems.
This type of project is located
within the existing City service
area, or corporate limits.
ect, which replaces or repairs
existing infrastructure with
similar components having
more or less the same capac-
ity as the original.
WATER. A sewer or water
main located in publicly owned
land, public rights of way or
easements and controlled by
the City of Philip.
treatment works as defined by
Section 212 of the Clean
Water Act, which is owned by
a state or municipality (as de-
fined by Section 502(a) of the
Clean Water Act). This defini-
tion includes any devises and
systems used in the storage,
treatment, recycling and recla-
mation of municipal sewage or
industrial wastes of a liquid na-
ture. Ìt also includes sewers,
pipes and other conveyances
only if they convey wastewater
to a POTW pretreatment plant.
The term also means the mu-
nicipality as defined in Section
502(4) of the Clean Water Act,
which has jurisdiction over the
indirect discharges to and the
modate the fill that Morrison is proposing.
For example clearing out some of the
trees and brush as well as utilize some
of the fill dirt in the area to build the road.
Following a comment from Morrison rel-
ative to the fact that "Ìt is my property." Ìt
was noted and stressed that even though
Mr. Morrison owns the property where he
is proposing to construct the road, it is
imperative to the City's storm drainage.
The City has located documentation from
the early 1930's indicating that this area
was constructed and maintained for flood
Mr. Morrison questioned who installed
the culvert extending under Scotchman's
property to the east as well as the dam
grade south of his property. He com-
mented that these would more than likely
not have been allowed today.
Ìt was confirmed that Scotchman Ìndus-
tries did install the culvert.
Mayor Vetter expressed concern for al-
lowing the construction of the road with
regard to the City's storm drainage
needs. This draw is located on more than
just Morrison's property and it is impera-
tive for the City's storm drainage. Ìn his
opinion, filling in the draw to increase the
size of one's property should not be al-
lowed and if Morrison is permitted to con-
struct a road through this area, that it be
a one-time only opportunity to help pre-
serve the purpose of the drainage area.
Mayor Vetter than questioned when Mr.
Morrison plans to start construction of the
road as the SD One-Call locate notice
that was received today listed April 3rd
as the start date. Mr. Morrison stressed
that he needs to start as soon as possi-
ble or he will miss out on obtaining the
dirt to build the road.
Mayor Vetter then suggested scheduling
a meeting with Morrison and his contrac-
tor along with the City's Building Commit-
tee and Engineer when the City's
Engineer is in town on Thursday, April
4th. Ìt was noted that the City needs to
ensure that this will not create a bigger
problem than we already have with the
City's storm sewer.
Mr. Morrison was then questioned in
more detail about the size of the road as
the 404 permit indicates 40 feet wide by
368 feet long whereas the SD One Call
locate the City received today stated 50
feet wide by 100 yards. Ìn addition, the
4:1 slope of the proposed road per the
permit was noted, in which Council Mem-
ber Matt inquired if the bottom of the road
would end up being around 100 feet
Mr. Morrison was quoted as stating "that
he has not reviewed the plans submitted
by Broz Engineering on the 404 permit.¨
He reassured the Council that O'Connell
Construction will be constructing the
road. Ìt will be 40 feet wide, but the slope
will be steeper than the 4:1 slope indi-
cated on the 404 permit. The height of
the road will be approximately 12 feet
high on the west, sloping to approxi-
mately 6 feet on east.
Council Member Matt questioned Mr.
Morrison as the plans he has reviewed
with the Council tonight are not reflected
in the building permit he submitted. The
building permit states, "road across my
draw to engineer specs.¨ He then recom-
mended Mr. Morrison update the plans
on his building permit to reflect his actual
plans for the construction of the access
road in order for the Council to make a
Further discussion about displacing the
soil in the drainage dam and clearing the
trees ensued.
Council Member Henrie suggested the
possibility of installing a bridge in place
of the proposed road in order to alleviate
concerns with decreasing the storm
water retention area. Ìt was noted that a
bridge would be ideal, but the costs in-
volved would be astronomical in compar-
ison to building a road.
Council Member Matt then suggested
the Council move forward by scheduling
a meeting for Thursday when the City's
Engineers are scheduled to be in Philip.
He then recommended Mr. Morrison up-
date his plans by that time so that a thor-
ough review can be accomplished in
order for the Council to make a decision.
Matt then motioned to approve D&T Auto
Parts, Dale Morrison, road access permit
contingent upon the Building Committee
being satisfied that the concerns voiced
during this evening have been ad-
dressed. This includes, but is not limited
to clearing of the trees, brush and fill dirt
on the north side of the proposed road.
Ìn addition, it was stressed that City Or-
dinance #11-1804 be taken into consid-
eration which prohibits the interference
with natural drainage.
City Attorney Tollefson addressed the
Council, stating that in her legal point of
view of the motion in place, she would
recommend the Council call a special
meeting to formally act on the permit.
She stressed that there are numerous
contingencies involved and this would be
putting the sole responsibility on the
Building Committee. Especially consider-
ing that all of the Council Members have
voiced different concerns. Ìn addition, the
public needs to be given opportunity to
review and pose any of their concerns to
the Council.
Council Member Matt withdrew his mo-
tion and by general consensus of the
Council, a special meeting will be called
following the meeting on Thursday.
Mr. Morrison was then requested to sub-
mit update plans to the City prior to
Thursday and have any other significant
information that he feels is necessary
available for review.
Mr. Morrison noted that he is open to low-
ering the height of the road in order for
water to flow across it in the event of a
flood. He was quoted as stating, "as long
as he can get a semi-truck through the
area that is all he cares about. He went
for the 40 foot width of road, but could
get by with a road somewhere around 20
feet in width.¨
may be a combination of the
liquid and water-carried chem-
ical or solid wastes from resi-
dences, commercial buildings,
industrial plants and institu-
tions together with any
groundwater, surface water
and storm water that may be
present. Also referred to as
sewer or sewage.
All facilities for colleting,
pumping, transporting, treating
and disposing of wastewater
and wastewater sludge.
WORKS. The facilities pro-
vided by the city to treat
wastewaters as necessary to
meet national pollutant dis-
charge elimination system per-
mit conditions and to comply
with other environmental laws,
rules and regulations.
WATER SYSTEM. All facilities
for distributing, pumping,
transporting, treating and stor-
ing potable water.
WORKS. The facilities pro-
vided by the city to treat
source water as necessary to
meet federal, state and local
drinking water regulations and
to comply with other environ-
mental laws, rules and regula-
WATERCOURSE. A natural or
artificial channel for the pas-
sage of surface water either
continuously or intermittently.
a) Any person desiring any
utility service furnished by the
city shall make application to
the City Finance Office by and
through the following. All crite-
ria must be met prior to any
utility services being con-
nected and/or reconnected.
1) Completing a "City of
Philip Utility Account Applica-
tion¨ form as approved by the
City Council. Application infor-
mation shall include, but is not
limited to, the applicant's
name, mailing address, serv-
ice address, phone number,
and/or email address.
2) Provide proof of identi-
fication with a governmental
issued photo ÌD.
3) Pay a customer deposit
as set forth in Ord. 5-002.
4) Pay a reconnect fee as
established by resolution
when applicable.
A separate application shall be
made for each premise to be
served with city utilities.
Applicants shall abide by the
rules and regulations estab-
lished by the city relative to
utility service in effect at the
time of application and as they
may be revised from time to
time in addition to conditions
and agreements as the City
Council shall deem advisable.
b) A landlord is subject to the
application process for each
rental property as outlined in
section "a¨.
A landlord who elects to pass
the responsibility for payment
of utility service onto the
renter/tenant(s) and they meet
the requirements in section "a¨
above, will negate the landlord
from placing a customer de-
posit with the application. Said
exemption for the customer
deposit is only applicable
when the landlord has made
written acknowledgement of
their responsibilities for the
property in accordance with
City Ordinance #5-007.
A landlord shall abide by the
rules and regulations as estab-
lished by the city relative to
utility service in effect at the
time of application and as they
may be revised from time to
All new utility account appli-
cants are required to pay a
one-hundred dollar ($100.00)
customer deposit. The city
does not accept letters of
credit from previous utilities.
Ìf a current utility customer
moves to a new location sup-
plied with city utilities, a new
deposit will not be charged if
the customer has maintained
at least one-year of credit his-
tory with the city.
All utility customers that do not
currently hold a customer de-
posit, upon the effective date
of this ordinance, shall con-
tinue to receive city utility serv-
ices, but in all other respects
will comply fully with the re-
quirements of this ordinance.
A customer deposit will be
charged to the customer's ac-
count if the customer receives
a minimum of three (3) delin-
quency notices within one (1)
The City Council of the City of
Philip reserves the right and
authority to review and adjust
the customer deposit amount
through resolution of said City
5-002.1 CUSTOMER DE-
A customer deposit is held by
the City of Philip until at least
one of the following is met by
the utility account holder.
a) The utility service is discon-
nected and the customer's util-
ity account is paid in full.
b) Customers who have an es-
tablished history with the City
of Philip by paying twelve (12)
consecutive monthly utility
payments without a delin-
quency notice. Deposits will be
refunded in July of each year.
The city reserves the right to
charge a new customer de-
posit as established by resolu-
tion to a property owner's
customer account in the event
that a minimum of three (3)
delinquency notices within one
(1) year have been issued fol-
lowing the refund of a previous
Bills for utility services are
based on services provided to
customer per city ordinance.
The city does not pro-rate
monthly utility services.
Bills are mailed around the last
working day of the month and
are due and payabIe in the
City Finance Office by 5:00
p.m. on the fifteenth (15th) of
each month. Ìf the 15th falls on
a weekend or federally ob-
served holiday, payment must
be received by 5:00 p.m. on
the following business day.
5-003.1 PAYMENT RE-
The owner or tenant of any
real property having municipal
utility service and responsible
for payment of the monthly
charges for water, sewer,
garbage and other municipal
utilities and services shall pay
the monthly charges for all
municipal utilities and services
without regard to whether the
property is vacant for any pe-
riod of time. The owner or ten-
ant may avoid the obligation to
pay the monthly charge for
municipal utilities and services
for any period of vacancy by
having the city turn off the
water service at the curb stop
and paying the disconnect fee.
An additional reconnection fee
shall be charged by the city
when utility service is restored
to the property. Such fees shall
be periodically set by resolu-
a) Requirements include a
minimum of a five (05) months
absence from the household.
b) Payment for this service will
be required in advance and
will consist of a monthly mini-
mum water and sewer charge.
The monthly minimum
charges are established in Or-
dinance 5-113 and 5-216 and
may be adjusted through res-
olution of said City Council.
c) Garbage services and fees
will be suspended during this
d) The water department will
continue to read the meter
monthly and any water con-
sumed over the 2,000 gal.
minimum will be charged to
the customer's account.
e) During this time, the city is
not liable for any broken water
meters, frozen water lines or
water breaks from the curb
stop to the residence. Refer to
Ordinances 5-107 (k) and (l).
f) The customer is held re-
sponsible to notify the City Fi-
nance Office of their return i n
order to have garbage serv-
ices and fees resumed. Refer
to Ordinance 5-302(e).
g) Refund of prepayment is
not applicable.
a) Owners or consumers de-
siring to discontinue the use of
the city utility services shall be
required to give notice thereof
to the City Finance Office, and
regular rates shall be charged
and billed until such notice is
given. Upon notice and direc-
tion from the owner and/or ten-
ant, the water meter will be
readout by the city.
b) Owners and/or landlords of
rental properties must give no-
tice of change of tenants if the
utilities are being billed to the
c) A disconnection and recon-
nection is required between
tenants and/or owners in order
to secure the required applica-
tion as set forth in Ord. #5-001
and ensure all accounts are
paid in full. Readout of the
water meter may suffice be-
tween owners and/or tenants if
the new owner and/or tenant
have complied with Ord. #5-
d) A disconnect and/or recon-
nect fee, as established by
resolution, will be charged
each time the city is required
to turn off or on utility services.
discharges from such a treat-
ment works.
gle-family homes, duplexes,
townhouses, apartments, and
mobile home parks without a
master meter.
SEWER . A sewer, which car-
ries domestic wastewater, and
to which storm, surface and
ground waters are not inten-
tionally admitted.
SEPTAGE. A mixture of liquids
and solid materials removed
from a septic tank, portable
toilet, recreational vehicle
holding tank, Type ÌÌÌ marine
sanitation device, or similar
system. The contents of vault
privies and substances such
as grease trap residues, inter-
ceptor residues, and grit and
screenings are not included in
this definition of SEPTAGE.
SEPTÌC TANK. A watertight,
accessible, covered recepta-
cle which receives wastewater
from a building or facility sewer
that allows solids to settle from
the liquid, provides digestion
for organic solids, stores di-
gested solids through a period
of retention, and allows a clar-
ified liquid to discharge to ad-
ditional treatment works for
final treatment and dispersal.
graphic area in which the city
currently provides an actual
service. This contrasts with a
planning service area in which
the city may provide service in
the future.
SERVÌCE LÌNE. The line from
the city main to within five feet
of the building and are further
defined as follows:
SERVÌCE LÌNE. Pipe and ap-
purtenances collecting waste
water from the premises and
delivering it to the city sewer
collection system. DOMESTÌC
SERVÌCE LÌNES may be lo-
cated on private property or in
public rights of way and are
owned, operated, and main-
tained by the owner of the
premises being served.
SERVÌCE LÌNE. Pipe and ap-
purtenances delivering water
from the city water distribution
system to a meter. DOMES-
located on private property or
in public rights of way and are
owned, operated, and main-
tained by the owner of the
premises being served.
new construction, alteration,
repair or improvement of water
service lines and appurte-
nances; sewer mains and ap-
purtenances, sanitary sewer
services, sewer treatment
plant piping and equipment;
and storm sewers, and the
placement of sewer and water
pipe into a building sufficient
distance to allow connection to
the building plumbing. Sewer
and Water Ìnstallation does
not include the minor adjust-
ment of manhole castings,
valve boxes and curb boxes to
finish grade for street con-
struction or reconstruction.
MAÌN. A pipe or conduit for
carrying wastewater or water.
SHALL. Ìs mandatory.
SEWER). A sewer system,
which carries storm or surface
waters and drainage, but
which excludes wastewater
and industrial wastes other
than uncontaminated cooling
STORM SEWER. All pipes,
culverts, catch basins, inlets,
detention pond inlet and outlet
piping, and storm sewer ap-
purtenances which will be-
come an integral part of the
public storm sewer systems,
whether located in public
rights of way or drainage
easements, except parking lot
drainage pipes and appurte-
nances are not considered
poses of this chapter.
perintendent of the waste-
water treatment works or his
or her authorized representa-
SURCHARGE. An additional
and/or segregated utility
the surface of the earth, as
distinguished from groundwa-
ter. Some examples are lakes,
ponds, rivers and streams.
son(s) that rents and occupies
a property from the property
owner or their agent.
VAULT PRÌVY. A structure
which allows for disposal of
human excreta into a water-
tight vault, provides privacy
and shelter, and prevents ac-
cess to the excreta by flies, ro-
dents and other animals. Also
referred to as Privy Vault and
Outdoor Water Closet.
water of the community. From
the standpoint of source, it
plete diagram of all city mains,
all taps and service pipes, the
size of mains, and such other
information as shall be
deemed advisable by said de-
Except as otherwise provided
in these ordinances, no per-
son shall connect, disconnect,
or do any work on any pipes or
connections in any way con-
nected to the city water supply
and pipe systems connected
Plumbers must not extend
water pipes from one premise
to another without the permis-
sion of the City Council or its
duly authorized agent.
The City of Philip hereby re-
serves the right to at any time
restrict or prevent the use of
any utility service furnished by
the city during periods of
emergency or circumstances
demanding such restriction or
prevention of use.
Connections for water service
furnished by the city shall be
made only by the city and paid
for by the customer served.
Where there is no existing tap
to the city water mains, or an
additional or different tap is to
be made, application shall be
made in writing to the City Fi-
nance Officer by the owner or
agent of the property to be
The application shall desig-
nate the legal description of
the property, what kind and
size of tap to be made, the na-
ture of the water use and if
residential use, specify the
number of families or resi-
dences to be served thereby,
and shall be accompanied by
the fee, as set forth by resolu-
tion, to be retained by the city
if such application be allowed.
standard connection with the
mains shall be "k¨ copper
pipes unless otherwise ap-
proved by the city.
PÌPES -Within the limits of the
street, service pipe shall be
laid not less than five (5) feet
below the lowest part of the
STÌTUTED - When non-cop-
per service pipes in the city
leak, copper pipe shall be
used to replace existing lines
rather than repairing old pipe.
persons having connections
with the city water mains must
have a curb stop outside the
property line and a shutoff ei-
ther outside the house or in
the basement for shutting off
water in case of leaks and re-
e) GENERAL - No claim shall
be made against the city by
reason of the breaking of any
service lines or apparatus or
from any other damage that
may result from shutting off
water for any reason. The city
may make exceptions to this
subsection if construction-re-
lated activities cause the serv-
ice line to leak. Upon
notification of the property
owner that a water service line
is leaking, the owner shall
promptly cause the service to
be repaired by a licensed con-
tractor. Delay by the owner in
repairing the service line shall
be cause for the service to be
shut off until the repair is
made. Ìf the service line is shut
off or repaired by the city, the
owner shall reimburse the city
for all associated costs.
consumer shall permit the
owner or occupant of other
premises to use water from his
or her service except by spe-
cial permission from the water
more premises with separate
owners shall not be supplied
from the same service pipe
unless each has its own curb
box at the sidewalk. Owners
who lease or subdivide shall
be responsible for water used
in said premises. Ìf more than
one meter is placed on a serv-
ice pipe, the meters shall be
set so that no one of them
shall measure water which
has passed through another
h) ÌNSPECTÌON - No pipes in-
stalled underground shall be
covered until they have been
inspected for leakage under
system pressure. Ìf the service
line is covered before being in-
spected, the inspector may re-
quire the contractor to expose
the line for inspection or may
require a pressure or flow test
at the contractor's expense.
Water lines may be laid in the
same trench as a sewer line
but must be laid above the
sewer line. Ìn instances where
it is not permissible to lay the
water line above the sewer
line, the water line may be laid
below the sewer line, but it
must be incased in a protec-
tive barrier and approved by
the Public Works Director. All
water lines installed with a
sewer line in the same trench
shall be separated by at least
one foot (1') of horizontal dis-
tance. All services shall be
placed on stable existing ma-
terial or select and approved
backfill material.
WATER LÌNES - No person
shall construct or erect any
building or structure upon any
lateral or trunk city water main
unless he shall have written
permission of the Public
Works Director. The Public
Works Director, upon granting
such permission, shall specify
what provisions shall be made
in the construction thereof to
protect the water line, and to
provide for the purpose of
maintenance and repairs.
The city service line includes
the curb stop and water supply
pipe extending from the city
main to the curb stop, and will
be maintained by the city. The
customer service line includes
the water supply pipe and all
fixtures extending from the
curb stop to the premises
served. All owners must, at
their own expense, keep the
customer service line in good
working order and properly
protected from frost and other
hazards. The initial installation
of the city service line, the cus-
tomer service line and any ap-
plicable repair costs to the city
streets during the installation
will be at the owner's expense.
dwellings or places supplied
with water from the city system
shall be metered by the city.
They are used for the meas-
urement of water and sewer
utility services furnished by the
city and shall be approved and
installed by, and remain the
property of, the city. All water
registered on the meter is the
responsibility of the customer.
A suitable place for meters,
safe from frost or other dam-
age and accessible for exami-
nation, must be provided by
and at the expense of the
owner or occupant. Ìn cases
where meters fail to register
the amount of water used,
charges shall be based upon
the average used during two
or more preceding periods of
similar length and during a
similar time of year. Ìf meters
are damaged by freezing or
neglect, the owner or occu-
pant of the premises must pay
for such damage. Ìn any case
where the neglect, refusal to
repair, or refusal to pay said
expenses thereof, the water
supply may be disconnected
and not reconnected until such
costs and said fees are paid.
meters located outside of
basements or locations that
are not protected from freezing
shall be placed in meter
vaults/pits designed and con-
structed as approved by the
water department.
WATER LÌNES - Ìt shall be the
duty of any landowner who
shall abandon any water serv-
ice line to cause the water
service line to be securely and
permanently capped and
sealed, notwithstanding that
the water service is shut off at
the curb stop or to remove the
water service line to the curb
stop. Removal, demolition or
other destruction of the resi-
dences or other improvements
upon the real property shall be
prima facie evidence that the
water service line has been
abandoned. This section shall
not apply to mobile home
parks and camping grounds,
unless the mobile home park
or camp ground is, in fact, no
longer operating as a busi-
ness. All capping and sealing
shall be approved by the city.
MÌT - The Public Works
Director shall provide one or
more portable water meters
for any special temporary use
where water is taken from a
service pipe. Said request
shall be made through the
customer application process
outlined in Ord. 5-001 along
with providing the specifica-
tions for the place in which the
water is to be taken, the quan-
tity to be taken, and the pur-
pose for which such water will
be used, and any fees for the
portable meter connection
shall be paid. Upon providing
the above requirements, a
portable meter shall be at-
tached to the tap from which
water is taken, the regular
water rate shall be charged or
such rate as may be fixed by
the Public Works Director, with
the City Council's approval,
plus a non-refundable ad-
vance fee in an amount deter-
mined from time to time by the
e) Ìf the City of Philip becomes
aware of the change in occu-
pancy before proper notifica-
tion is given to the Finance
Office; the city reserves the
right to immediately discon-
nect city utility services pro-
vided to the place of business
and/or residency being serv-
a) Any utility payment received
after the payment deadline as
established in Ord. 5-114, is
considered delinquent and will
be assessed a late fee of ten-
dollars ($10). The Finance Of-
fice will send a delinquency
notice stating the total amount
due and the date by which to
pay the utility bill or the utility
service will be disconnected.
The consumer may contact
the Finance Office and appeal
the bill. Ìf the Finance Office
deems appropriate, agree-
ments can be made to sched-
ule payments for the
delinquent and current billings.
Ìf a customer is not satisfied
with the decision, said cus-
tomer may appeal to the water
committee and/or full City
Council. (Referenced in Ord.
b) Ìf water service is termi-
nated (disconnected) due to
non-payment, the city will re-
store the water service only
after all past due and current
account charges including a
reconnection fee and any
other applicable fees are paid
in full to the Finance Office.
c) The City Council of the City
of Philip reserves the right and
authority to review and adjust
the late fee through resolution
of said City Council.
No person shall be permitted
connection to the water sys-
tem until all past utility ac-
counts for the property are
fully paid.
An owner of rental property,
whether commercial or resi-
dential, is hereby held respon-
sible for payment of any
delinquent water, sewer or
garbage charges that are not
promptly paid by the owner's
tenant or tenants in accor-
dance with Ord. 5-005.
This Ordinance applies to all
rental property, whether com-
mercial, single family residen-
tial, apartment complexes,
mobile home courts, or other
rental property. The owner
shall be furnished with a copy
of the notice of delinquency
that is served upon the tenant
and the owner shall have all
the rights afforded by Ord. 5-
The City of Philip shall not be
liable for any damages to the
property of any customer of
any utility service furnished by
the city due to backflow of
sewage system, failure of
water supply, interruption of
service or any cause outside
the direct control of the city.
The Water Departments shall
be under the supervision of
the Public Works Director who
shall be responsible to the
water and sewer committee.
The Public Works Director
shall be responsible for the
management and operation of
the water and wells of the City
of Philip as well as supervision
and control over such persons
employed by the City and as-
signed to his department. The
Public Works Director shall
read or supervise the reading
of meters, connecting and dis-
connecting water service, and
shall perform such other duties
as may be assigned to him by
the City Council.
The Public Works Director
shall make a written report to
the water and sewer commit-
tees as may be required or re-
quested by the Mayor or the
City Council, and the Public
Works Directors shall make
such recommendations as are
proper for the efficient opera-
tion of the water and sewer
systems and improvements
The Public Works Director or
any employee of the Water
Department shall be permitted
at all reasonable hours, and
with due notification to resi-
dent, to enter the premises or
building of consumers for the
purpose of reading meters, ex-
amining water pipes and fix-
tures, and set or remove a
meter or change its location
whenever necessary.
The Water Department shall
keep and maintain a plat on
which shall be shown a com-
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sewage system and lagoons
of the City of Philip, as well as
supervision and control over
all persons employed by the
city and assigned to his de-
partment. The Public Works
Director shall make or super-
vise all taps of public sewers in
addition to such other duties
as shall be prescribed by the
City Council or by the Ordi-
nances of the City of Philip.
The Public Works Director
shall make a written report to
the water and sewer commit-
tees as may be required or re-
quested by the Mayor or the
City Council, and the Public
Works Directors shall make
such recommendations as are
proper for the efficient opera-
tion of the water and sewer
systems and improvements
Except as otherwise provided
in these ordinances, no per-
son shall connect, disconnect,
or do any work on any sewer
pipes, connections, or equip-
ment in any way connected to
the city sewer system.
Connections for sewer service
furnished by the city shall be
made only by the city and paid
for by the customer served.
Where there is no existing tap
to the city sewer mains, or an
additional or different tap is to
be made, application shall be
made in writing to the City Fi-
nance Officer by the owner or
agent of the property to be
The application shall desig-
nate the legal description of
the property, what kind and
size tap to be made, the na-
ture of the sewerage use and
if residential use, specify the
number of families or resi-
dences to be served thereby,
and shall be accompanied by
the fee, as set forth by resolu-
tion, to be retained by the city
if such application be allowed.
Whenever any sewer connect-
ing a building with a common
sewer or another drain, be-
comes obstructed, broken or
out of order in any way, the
person in charge of the prem-
ises drained by such sewer
shall, within 48 hours after no-
tice from the Public Works Di-
rector, reconstruct, repair, or
cleanse such sewer. Ìn case of
neglect or refusal, the Public
Works Director shall report the
same to the water and sewage
committee who shall cause
such sewer to be recon-
structed, repaired, or cleansed
at the expense of the person in
charge who shall be charged
in the same manner as for
special assessment. (Cross-
Reference: 11-1801)
REQUÌRED - Any person hav-
ing charge of any structure
which is near any street in
which the common sewer is or
may be laid, shall within fifteen
days after written notice con-
nect his dwelling or house with
a common sewer main as
named by the Public Works
Director, if said structure shall
accommodate humans. Said
notice shall be signed by the
Public Works Director, served
by any Philip policeman, and
any person disregarding such
notice shall be guilty of a mis-
TÌONS - The main sanitary
sewer soil pipe and its
branches shall be of PVC or,
upon approval by the Public
Works Director, pipe having
equivalent quality.
sewers outside of buildings
must be laid in the ground of
sufficient solidity for a proper
foundation and in a trench with
a uniform grade of not less
than one-eighth inch to the
foot and one-fourth inch if
TÌONS - The main drain of
each house or building shall
be independently connected to
the sanitary sewer where the
sanitary sewer is in front of
said building. Where it is nec-
essary to construct a private
sewer to connect with a sewer
main in an adjacent street,
such sewer plans shall be
used as are reviewed and ap-
proved by the Public Works
- Existing building sewers may
be used in connection with
new buildings only when they
are founds, on examination
and test by the Public Works
Director or Wastewater Super-
intendent, to meet all require-
ments of the sewer
LOWED - No connection from
any cesspool or privy vault
shall be made with any sani-
tary sewer or drainpipe.
SEWER LÌNES - No person
shall construct or erect any
building or structure upon lat-
eral or trunk city sewer lines or
water mains unless he shall
have written permission of the
Public Works Director. The
Public Works Director, upon
granting such permission,
shall specify what provisions
shall be made in the construc-
tion thereof to protect the
sewer line or water line, or
both, and to provide for the
purpose of maintenance and
h) ÌNSPECTÌON - No sewer
trench shall be filled or sewer
pipe covered, until the sewer
service has first been in-
spected by the Public Works
Director or his assistant. Per-
sons making sewer connec-
tions shall give at least 48
hours notice to the Public
Works Director of the time
when such sewer service shall
be ready for inspection. The
Public Works Director shall in-
spect the sewer within a rea-
sonable time and if such
sewer service is not properly
laid or connected, the Public
Works Director shall order the
same taken out and re-laid.
When such sewer service is
completed, approved, and per-
mission granted, the owner or
person in charge shall be al-
lowed to use the same. Cross-
Reference: 5-222 (Penalty)
i) FÌLLÌNG - The filling of earth
around and on top of all con-
necting pipes with lateral or
main sewers shall be done in
a manner to obtain the great-
est compaction possible. The
earth shall be laid and tamped
in regular layers not exceeding
nine inches in depth up to the
road surface or thoroughly
soaked with water, and the
street or alley shall be left in as
good a condition, whether
paved or unpaved, as it was
prior to the laying of such pipe
TURES - The city service line
includes the sewer main and
will be maintained by the city.
The customer service line in-
cludes the sewer connection
at the main, the sewer pipe
and all fixtures extending from
the main to the premises
served. All owners must, at
their own expense, keep the
customer service line in good
working order and properly
protected from frost and other
hazards. The initial connection
to the main and future repairs
on the customer's service line
will be at the owner's expense.
house and building drains con-
nected to the sanitary sewer
service shall be at least four
inches in diameter.
RACKS - Every public garage
or other public place having a
wash rack used for washing
vehicles shall install a stan-
dard garage drain approved
by the Public Works Director.
Such drain shall be so con-
structed and operated as to
prevent mud, sand and other
debris from being washed into
the city sewer system, and
shall be kept in proper working
order. The provisions of this
section shall apply only if the
sewage is discharged into the
city sewer system.
be unlawful for any person to
allow any cesspool or septic
tank to drain into any of the
streets and gutters of this city.
TARY SEWER - No person,
corporation, or other public or
private entity shall make or
cause to be made any connec-
tion of roof downspouts, foun-
dation drains, area drains, or
any other source of surface
water or groundwater, either
directly or indirectly, to the city
sanitary sewer system, for any
purpose, unless such connec-
tion is approved by the Public
Works Director.
No faucet connection, valve,
or like appliance so con-
structed as to form a cross
connection, directly or indi-
rectly, between a safe drinking
water supply and an unsafe or
questionable water supply,
shall be permitted. No licensed
plumber or any other person
shall make any cross connec-
tion to the water system, sup-
ply from a well, cistern or any
other source whatsoever, nor
from the city water system to
any drain pipe, sewer pipe or
septic tank.
1. Ìt shall be the duty of
any landowner, who shall have
located on his premises sewer
service lines that are subject
to periods of non-use, to pro-
vide for the temporary sealing
of the service line when not in
actual use for the disposal of
sewage for any period of time.
The method used to temporar-
ily seal any unused sewer
City Council. Such meter shall
be read when other meters are
read or sooner if the use of
such water is discontinued.
The city shall bear the cost of
thawing water lines from the
main to the curb box. The
owner of the property shall
bear the cost of thawing water
lines from the residence or
building to the curb box.
No faucet connection, valve,
or like appliance so con-
structed as to form a cross
connection, directly or indi-
rectly, between a safe drinking
water supply and an unsafe or
questionable water supply,
shall be permitted. No licensed
plumber or any other person
shall make any cross connec-
tion to the water system, sup-
ply from a well, cistern or any
other source whatsoever, nor
from the city water system to
any drain pipe, sewer pipe or
septic tank.
- New surface water wells are
prohibited within the City of
Philip. (Cross Reference Ord.
ETS - Privy vaults and outdoor
water closets are prohibited
within the City of Philip. (Cross
Reference Ord. 11-201(a)(11))
Ìn case two or more users are
supplied with water from the
same service pipe, if any of
the parties fail to pay the water
charge when due, or to comply
with any rule of the city, the
city reserves the right to dis-
connect water from the whole
service until such charge is
paid, or the rules strictly com-
plied with, and it is expressly
stipulated that no claim for
damage or otherwise may be
made against the city by any
user whose water charge has
been paid, or who has com-
plied with the rules of said city,
because of such disconnec-
tion, it being expressly stipu-
lated that the necessity for
such shut off shall be deemed
to be the joint act of all served
through such service.
a) For the purposes of this
section, "users of water¨ shall
mean the owner or occupant
of each individual residential
or commercial premise, includ-
ing, but not limited to, the
owner or occupant of each
apartment in a multiple family
dwelling, each mobile home in
a mobile home park and hotel
and motel facilities.
b) All users of water within the
corporate limits of the City of
Philip shall pay to the City of
Philip for water used by them
as follows:
1. A minimum of $20.00 per
month which shall entitle the
user to 2,000 gallons of water
per month.
2. All water used over 2,000
gallons per month shall be
paid for at a rate of $.005
cents per one (01) gallon of
water or fraction thereof.
c) All users of water outside
of the corporate limits of the
City of Philip shall pay to the
City of Philip for water used by
them as follows:
1. A minimum of $40.00 per
month which shall entitle the
user to 2,000 gallons of water
per month.
2. All water used over 2,000
gallons per month shall be
paid for at a rate of $.005
cents per one (01) gallon of
water or fraction thereof.
The increase in water usage
rates will be implemented and
reflected on the February 2011
utility billing.
The City Council of the City of
Philip reserves the right and
authority to review and adjust
the aforementioned water
service charges established
by this ordinance through res-
olution of said City Council.
The city shall annually conduct
a review of the costs of opera-
tion and maintenance of the
city water system. The city
shall also annually review and
revise as necessary the water
consumption rates to insure
rate equity among the various
users and to further insure the
availability of sufficient funds
to adequately operate and
maintain the water system of
the city.
The Sewer Department shall
be under the supervision of
the Public Works Director who
shall be responsible to the
water and sewer committee.
The Public Works Director
shall be responsible for the
ures in the entire sewer sys-
tem, including the wastewater
lagoon, caused by a violation
of this section.
b) The city shall be, and
hereby is, authorized and di-
rected to institute legal action
against any landowner violat-
ing this section to recover the
costs of cleaning or repairing
any sewer lines affected by a
violation of this section. Costs
incurred shall include any
costs incurred by the city to
accomplish remedial meas-
ures in the entire sewer sys-
tem, including the wastewater
lagoon, caused by a violation
of this section.
Sewer service charges shall
be based on water consump-
tion per month. For purposes
of this section "users of the
sanitary sewers¨ shall mean
the owner or occupant of each
individual residential or com-
mercial premise, including but
not limited to, the owner or oc-
cupant of each apartment in a
multiple family dwelling and
each mobile home in a mobile
home park, but exclusive of
hotel and motel facilities.
All users of the sanitary sew-
ers within the corporate limits
of the City of Philip as defined
above shall pay a minimum
monthly fee of $15.50 for the
first 2,000 gallons of water
consumed per month.
Ìn addition to the monthly min-
imum fee, each user shall pay
$.003 cents per one (01) gal-
lon of water consumed be-
tween 2,001 and 10,000
gallons per month; and,
$.0015 cents per one (01) gal-
lon of water consumed in ex-
cess of 10,000 gallons per
month. This additional fee
shall be based on the average
gallons of water consumed by
the user during the months of
January, February and March
of each calendar year.
All users of the sanitary sew-
ers residing outside the corpo-
rate limits of the City of Philip
as defined above shall pay a
minimum monthly fee of
$31.00 for the first 2,000 gal-
lons of water consumed per
Ìn addition to the monthly min-
imum fee, each user shall pay
$.003 cents per one (01) gal-
lon of water consumed be-
tween 2,001 and 10,000
gallons per month; and,
$.0015 cents per one (01) gal-
lon of water consumed in ex-
cess of 10,000 gallons per
month. This additional fee
shall be based on the average
gallons of water consumed by
the user during the months of
January, February and March
of each calendar year.
Each user will be billed at the
average monthly rate estab-
lished each calendar year be-
ginning with the May utility
The City Council of the City of
Philip reserves the right and
authority to review and adjust
the aforementioned sewer
service charges established
by this ordinance through res-
olution of said City Council.
The City of Philip designates
$8.80 of the established sani-
tary sewer monthly minimum
rates collected in accordance
with Ord. 5-207 as captured
and committed. Said commit-
ment is subject to adjustment
from time to time by ordinance
as necessary to repay a
$750,000 Clean Water State
Revolving Loan Fund (SRF)
over a period of no more than
thirty (30) years at an interest
rate of three and one-quarter
percent (3.25%), in accor-
dance with the loan agree-
ment to be entered into by the
City of Philip and the SD De-
partment of Environment and
Natural Resources, the pro-
ceeds of which loan are to be
used for the Wood and
Walden Avenue Wastewater
Ìmprovements project. Such
surcharge shall be segregated
from all other funds of the City
of Philip, shall be and are
hereby pledged to secure
such loan, and shall be used
for no purposes other than for
the repayment thereof.
Said surcharge will be imple-
mented and reflected with May
01, 2012, utility billing.
All hotel, motel and rooming
house sewer service charges
shall be based on water con-
sumption charges. The sewer
charges will be assessed per
For purposes of this section
"hotel/motel/rooming house¨
shall mean every building or
other structure kept, used or
maintained as a place where
food and/or sleeping accom-
modations are offered for pay
to public guests, including
such guests as transients
and/or tourists and in which
the accommodation of such
person or persons is solicited
or where such accommoda-
tions are advertised and/or
held out to the public for such
All hotel, motel and rooming
house sewer users within, and
out of, the corporate limits of
the City of Philip that utilize the
city's sanitary sewer system
shall be assessed for sewer
services based on a rate of 2/3
of the total dollar amount as-
sessed per month of water util-
ity charges assessed to each
individual hotel/motel/rooming
house's utility account. The
wastewater surcharge estab-
lished in Ord. 5-207.1 shall be
designated and accounted for
when collecting said sewer
The City Council of the City of
Philip reserves the right and
authority to review and adjust
the aforementioned sewer
service charges established
by this ordinance through res-
olution of said City Council.
For the purposes of this sec-
tion a Tourist Pay Camp is de-
fined as every building or
group or other structure or
group of structures kept, used,
maintained or advertised, or
held out to the public to be a
place where sleeping accom-
modations are offered for pay
to transient guests, not other-
wise classified as a hotel,
motel or rooming house, and
offering more than one cabin
for accommodation of such
guests, shall for the purposes
of this ordinance be deemed a
tourist pay camp. For the pur-
pose of this ordinance the
words "tourist pay camp¨ shall
be construed to include the
words, "motor court¨, "cabin
camp¨, "motor lodge¨, "tourist
camp¨, "motor hotel¨, "camper
court¨, and "tourist park¨.
Sewer rates established in
Ord. #507 and 507.1 shall
apply when tourist pay camps
are occupied.
Ìt is further stated that it is the
responsibility of each tourist
pay camp owner and/or land-
lord to report to the City Fi-
nance Office on or about the
15th of every month if the
tourist pay camp has been oc-
cupied during the previous
The City Council of the City of
Philip reserves the right and
authority to review and adjust
the aforementioned sewer
charge established by this or-
dinance through resolution of
said City Council.
The city shall annually conduct
a review of the costs of opera-
tion and maintenance of the
city sewer system. The city
shall also annually review and
revise as necessary the sewer
use rates to insure rate equity
among the various users and
to further insure the availability
of sufficient funds to ade-
quately operate and maintain
the sanitary sewer system of
the city.
Dated this 1st day of April,
/s/ Michael Vetter, Mayor
Monna Van Lint,
Finance Officer
Passed First Reading:
April 01, 2013
Passed Second Reading:
Yeas: 05 Nays: 00
Published: April 11, 2013
Council Member Larson addressed the
Council regarding the Philip Trails Project
plans. She reported that they are cur-
rently pursuing Phase Ì of the project
which will be located at the west end of
Philip, in and around the pool, park,
baseball field, etc. The trail will be eight
feet in width with an asphalt surface and
is estimated at costing approximately
$60,000. (A copy of the trail plans and
project area is on file in the Finance Of-
She noted that with the assistance of the
National Parks Service and Central
South Dakota Enhancement District,
they will be applying for an 80/20 match-
ing grant from the Recreational Trails
Program (RTP). The grant application is
due by May 3rd and they need to have
the easements for the land prior to sub-
mitting the application.
She then asked the Council to consider
entering into an easement for the area
along Stanley Ave. and around the Kid-
die Park area. She will be also be con-
tacting the other property owners in the
area, Charlene Kjerstad and Haakon
County for easements. Ìn addition, if the
grant is approved, she would ask that the
City administer the grant on their behalf.
Motion was made by Harry, seconded by
Gartner to enter into an easement for
Phase Ì of the Philip Trails Project and
authorize Mayor Vetter's signature
thereon. Motion carried.
Motion was then made by Henrie, sec-
onded by Gartner to approve the City ad-
ministering the RTP Grant for Phase Ì of
the Philip Trails Project and authorize the
Mayor's signature on the grant applica-
tion. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Gartner, seconded
by Arthur to authorize Haakon Co. Young
Women (HCYW) to purchase a bench
lines shall be designed and
adequate to prevent any liq-
uids or solid matter from enter-
ing the sewer lines. This
section specifically applies to
mobile home parks, camp-
grounds and any other loca-
tion where access to the city
sewer system is available
other than through the plumb-
ing system of a permanent
2. This section shall also
be applicable to any
landowner upon whose prop-
erty the improvements have
been removed, demolished or
destroyed by any cause and
upon which the landowner in-
tends to rebuild the improve-
3. The landowner shall im-
mediately notify the city when
the temporary sealing or cap-
ping is completed and the
Public Works Director or
Sewer Superintendent shall in-
spect the sewer inlets to as-
sure compliance with this
section and the approved
method of temporary sealing
or capping of the sewer inlet.
Ìn the event a landowner in-
creases the number of sewer
service inlets, the landowner
shall apply for a new permit for
the additional inlets. Ìn the
event one or more of the
sewer inlets are damaged and
require repair to comply with
this section; the landowner
shall immediately repair the
same and notify the City Fi-
nance Officer. Upon notifica-
tion, the Public Works Director
or Sewer Superintendent shall
inspect the repairs to assure
the repairs are in compliance
with this Ordinance.
SEWER LÌNES - Ìt shall be the
duty of any landowner who
shall abandon any sewer serv-
ice line to cause the sewer
service line to be securely and
permanently capped and
sealed, or to remove the
sewer service line to the trunk
sewer. Removal, demolition or
other destruction of the resi-
dences or other improvements
upon the real property shall be
prima facie evidence that the
sewer service line has been
abandoned. This section shall
not apply to mobile home
parks and camping grounds
unless the mobile home park
or campground is, in fact, no
longer operating as a business
concern. All capping and seal-
ing shall be approved by the
CESSPOOLS - The construc-
tion of cesspools and installa-
tion of septic tanks are
prohibited within the City of
Philip. An exception to this
may be allowed when the City
Sewage System is not avail-
able and upon approval of the
Public Works Director and City
Council. (Cross Reference
Ord. 11-201(a)(11))
No one shall discharge or per-
mit to be discharged any of the
following described water,
wastes or other materials to
any public sewers:
a) Any gasoline, benzene,
naphtha, fuel, grease (includ-
ing cooking grease), oil, or
other flammable or explosive
liquid, solid, or gas.
b) Any waters containing
toxic or poisonous solids, liq-
uids, or gases in sufficient
quantity, either singly or by in-
teraction with other wastes, to
injure or interfere with any
sewage treatment process,
constitute a hazard to humans
or animals, create a public nui-
sance, or create any hazard in
the receiving waters of the
wastewater treatment plant.
c) Any water or wastes
having corrosive property ca-
pable of causing damage or
hazard to structures, equip-
ment, and personnel of the
wastewater works.
d) Solid or viscous sub-
stances in quantities or of
such size capable of causing
obstruction to the flow in sew-
ers, or other interference with
the proper operation of the
wastewater facilities such as,
but not limited to, ashes, cin-
ders, sand, mud, straw, shav-
ings, metal, glass, rags,
feathers, tar, plastics, wood,
unground garbage, whole
blood, paunch manure, hair
and fleshing, entrails, and
paper dishes, cups, milk con-
tainers, etc. either whole or
ground by garbage grinders.
Permitted to be discharged/
deposited into any sewer line
connected with a public sewer
include the following: feces,
urine, necessary closet paper,
liquid house waste, and do-
mestic garbage process by an
approved disposal unit.
a) Notwithstanding any other
provision of the revised Ordi-
nances of the City of Philip,
any person who violates Sec-
tion 5-203(g), 5-203(p) or 5-
205 shall be fined by the Court
the sum of two hundred dollars
($200.00) and Court costs. Ìn
addition, the Court may re-
quire the violator to reimburse
the city for all costs incurred in
cleaning or repairing any
sewer lines affected as a result
of a violation of this section.
Costs incurred shall include
any costs incurred by the city
to accomplish remedial meas-
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Classifieds • 859-2516
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for  40  to  200  pairs  within  80
miles of Philip or can lease whole
ranch.  685-9313  (cell)  or  859-
2059 (home).                   P7-tfn
12-ply,  235/85/16R.  $160,
mounted. Les’ Body Shop, 859-
2744, Philip.                  P40-tfn
HELP WANTED: Part time help
to  work  in  the  dietary  depart-
ment  approximately  20-24
hours  per  week  to  clean,  bake
cookies  and  do  some  evening
cooking and dietary aide.  Apply
at the Kadoka Nursing Home or
call 837-2270 for Ruby or Cathy.
plications are being accepted for
the 2013 summer season.  You
must be 15 years of age and able
to certify as a lifeguard. Applica-
tions  are  available  at  City  Fi-
nance Office, located on the 4th
Floor  of  the  Haakon  County
Courthouse  between  the  hours
of  8:00  to  12:00  and  1:00  to
5:00, Monday through Friday, or
by  calling  859-2175.    Applica-
tions will close at 5:00 p.m. on
MAY 1st, 2013. Lifeguard, CPR,
&  First  Aid  classes  may  be  of-
fered if there is sufficient inter-
est.  Please  contact  the  City  Fi-
nance Office at 859-2175 if you
are  interested.  City  of  Philip  is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.
is looking for a full-time person
to add to our team at Wall. Job
responsibilities  include  truck
driving  (Class  A  CDL  a  plus  or
willing to obtain one), hay grind-
ing, warehouse loading/unload-
ing,  fertilizer  spreading,  grain
operations,  and  various  other
tasks  to  take  care  of  our  cus-
tomers. Wage DOE. Benefits in-
cluded. EOE. Call 279-2261 or
279-2255, Wall.          PW18-2tc
HELP WANTED: Full time posi-
tion  available.  Lurz  Plumbing,
685-3801 or 859-2204, Philip.
retail  store  in  Wall,  SD.  Must
have sales experience as well as
supervisor  experience.  Salary
plus commission depending on
experience.  Call  Jackie,  348-
8108 or fax resumé, 348-1524;
email jw@bhgolddiggers.com
HELP WANTED: Housekeepers
and cashiers. Apply in person to
Tammy at Frontier Cabins Motel
in Wall.                      PW17-2tc
HELP WANTED: Will  train.
Apply  at  Philip  Custom  Meats,
501 E. Pine, Philip.     PR31-3tc
HV/AC field. Must be self-moti-
vated  with  a  good  work  ethic.
Also, energetic with the desire to
learn.  If  interested,  call  Brian
Hanson, 441-6543.     PR31-tfn
SUBWAY IN WALL is accepting
applications  for  full  and  part-
time  positions,  seasonal  and
year-round.  Opportunities  for
advancement  to  management
positions for the right applicant.
Pick up application at Subway.
County is accepting applications
for full time Director of Equaliza-
tion.  Selected  applicant  must
become  certified  as  per  SDCL.
Must work well with the public,
and have clerical and computer
skills. Jackson County benefits
include health insurance, life in-
surance, S.D. Retirement, paid
holidays,  vacation  and  sick
leave. Salary negotiable. Position
open  until  filled.  Applications
are  available  at  the  Jackson
County Auditor’s office or send
resume to Jackson County, PO
Box 280, Kadoka, SD 57543. Ph:
time yard work & light mainte-
nance  position.  Very  flexible
scheduling & hours. Call Heidi
at 433-5411.                 P14-5tc
HELP WANTED: Service Advisor
position  open  at  Philip  Motor.
Please call Craig at 685-3435 for
details.                        PR28-tfn
experience  preferred  but  will
train.  Salary  plus  commission.
Housing is supplied in Wall. You
will make great wages, meet peo-
ple from all over the world and
have fun. Must work some week-
ends. Position available April 1,
2013.  Apply  at  GoldDiggers  on
Mt.  Rushmore  Road  in  Rapid
City or call Jackie at the factory
at  348-8108  or  fax  resumé  to
348-1524.                   PW13-tfn
FOR SALE: Butcher  pigs.  Call
Tim Quinn, 544-3273.
FOR SALE: Rope horse halters
with  10’  lead  rope,  $15  each.
Call 685-3317 or 837-2917.
CLUB BANQUET: are available
at: New Underwood: First INter-
state Bank, Alma Crosbie, Con-
nie Simon, Janet Fernau; Wasta:
Mel Anderson; Wall: First Inter-
state Bank, Wall Building Cen-
ter, Linda Eisenbraun, Gale Pat-
terson;  Philip:  First  National
Bank, The Steakhouse, Ingram
Hardware; Union Center: Anders
Trucking,  Chris  Oster.  Adults:
$18.00,  10  and  under:  $6.99.
For more information, call 457-
ing  a  rummage  sale  in  Philip’s
Citywide  Rummage  Sale  on
June  8th  must  please  contact
Brittney or Selma (brittney@pio-
neer-review.com or selma@pio-
neer-review.com) by May 10th.
WANTED TO BUY: Old  farm
machinery  and  cars  for  crush-
ing. 433-5443.            PR32-4tp
$32,500. Will consider any rea-
sonable  offer.  Please  call  279-
2858.                         WP32-4tc
HOME FOR SALE: 317  6th
Ave.,  Wall.  2100  sq.  ft.,  3  bed-
rooms,  (1)  full  bath,  (1)  3/4
bath,  and  (1)  half  bath,  newer
metal roof, windows, siding and
30x30 garage. $105,000 or offer.
307-660-6595.           PW17-3tc
2 bedrooms, downtown, fenced
yard.  Make  an  offer.  Call  859-
3095 or 859-2483.         P10-tfn
FOR RENT: One bedroom hosue
in Wall, 279-2865.
RENT IN WALL: Call Stan, 381-
2861.                            WP5-tfn
APARTMENTS: Spacious  one
bedroom  units,  all  utilities  in-
cluded.  Young  or  old.  Need
rental assistance or not, we can
house you. Just call 1-800-481-
6904  or  stop  in  the  lobby  and
pick up an application. Gateway
Apartments, Kadoka.  WP32-tfn
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A belated heartfelt thank you
to everyone for all your kindness,
support and prayers after the
loss of our mom, grandma and
great-grandma, Ida Hunt.
Thank you for all the food,
drinks and paper products
brought to our homes, the cards,
memorials, flowers and espe-
cially the memories.
Thank you to the doctors,
nurses and the staff at Philip
Health Services for your years of
great care while Mom stayed at
the nursing home. You CNAs did
a super job!! It was a great com-
fort knowing she was always
taken care of.
Lastly, a huge thank you to
Pastor Frezil for her support and
comforting words; Marilyn Mill-
age and Kim Kanable for their
beautiful music at Mom’s service;
the ladies at Trinity Lutheran
Church for serving the much ap-
preciated meal; and finally to the
Rushes for their support and pro-
fessional services. The video was
All of you gave us comfort and
made the passing of our mom a
bit easier!
Roy & Carol
Ted, Dena and family
Gord, Cheryl & family
Peg, Roger & family
Ron & Laura
Jan, Jim & family
Shari, Pete & family
Jeff & Liz
Lisa, Brian & family
Michelle & Cam
A word of appreciation to Philip
hospital and rehab for the good
care you gave me during my stay
at your facility.
Thank you,
Grace McKillip
Thank you to each and every-
one who remembered me with
cards and kind words. They re-
ally did help brighten my days.
Thanks much!
Love & God bless,
Rita Ramsey
The family of Edna Joy would
like to thank the Silverleaf staff
for three years of excellent care,
Dr. Klopper, Dr. Holman, PA
Terry Henrie and the hospital
and nursing home staff for the
wonderful care in Edna’s last
year. Pastor Frezil for all the
numberous times she spent with
her and the beautiful celebration
of Mom’s life. To her loving neigh-
bors and friends in the Midland
community for always watching
over her and making it possible
for her to stay in her own home
as long as possible. To her
church family who was very im-
portant to her, thanks so much
for the nice meal after the service.
Rush Funeral Home for all the
personal touches that make a dif-
ficult time easier – you are truly
the best.
And lastly, to all of the friends
who remembered us with kind
words, hugs, food, cards, flowers
and memorial gifts.
* * *
Thank you to the Philip,
Milesville and Midland communi-
ties for supporting the Country
Cupboard Food Pantry with food
and cash donations.
Michael & Marcia West
Thanks to all for the cards and
expressions of sympathy for the
loss of my sister, Rosemary
Greeno. Also, thanks from her
husband Rich Greeno, the
Greeno and Griesel families.
Thank you,
Etta Erdmann
Thank you to everyone who
sent cards and kind words, flow-
ers and gifts for my 99th birth-
day. I truly did enjoy every one
and they made my day special.
God bless each of you,
Dorothy Urban
We have lowered the price & will
consider contract for deed. Call
Russell Spaid 605-280-1067.
representing  Golden  Eagle  Log
Homes, building in eastern, cen-
tral,  northwestern  South  &
North  Dakota.  Scott  Connell,
605-530-2672,  Craig  Connell,
605-264-5650,  www.goldenea-
* * * * *
FOR SALE: 2000  GMC  Yukon
SLT, 4x4, fully loaded, 102,800
miles, very nice, seats 7. $7,500
OBO. 433-5342.         WP32-2tc
FOR SALE: 2004  Ford  F-250
Ext. Cab, short box, Super Duty,
4x4, XLT, loaded, nearly new 10-
ply tires, towing pkg., 98K miles,
excellent  shape,  under  book.
$11,900. 209-8639.     PR32-tfn
FOR SALE: 2004  Chevrolet
2500  HD,  4x4,  LS,  crew  cab,
short box, Duramax diesel, Alli-
son,  auto,  red,  gray  cloth  inte-
rior,  running  boards,  box  mat,
hideaway  gooseneck  ball,
58,900  miles,  excellent,  one
owner. 462-6138.          P16-3tc
FOR SALE: 2000  GMC  Yukon,
SLT, 4x4, fully loaded, 102,800
miles, very nice, seats 7. $7,500
OBO. 433-5342.            P17-2tc
FOR SALE: 2004 Pontiac Grand
Prix GT, gray with gray interior,
107,300  miles,  looks  and  runs
great. $7,000 is the asking price,
but I will consider reasonable of-
fers.  Call  Keith  at  454-3426  or
859-2039 for information or any
questions.                   PR22-tfn
FOR SALE: 1998 Ford Expedi-
tion XLT 4x4, cloth seats, power
windows,  locks  &  seats,  good
tires. Call 685-8155.   PR10-tfn
INC., PHILIP: Rock,  Sand,
Gravel (screened or crushed). We
can  deliver.  Dams,  dugouts,
building  sites.  Our  37th  year.
Glenn or Trace, 859-2020.
CRETE: ALL  types  of  concrete
work. Rich, Colleen and Haven
Hildebrand.  Toll-free:  1-877-
867-4185;  Office:  837-2621;
Rich,  cell:  431-2226;  Haven,
cell: 490-2926; Jerry, cell: 488-
0291.                            K36-tfn
For  all  your  rural  water  hook-
ups, waterline and tank installa-
tion  and  any  kind  of  backhoe
work, call Jon Jones, 843-2888,
Midland.                   PR20-52tp
will  do  all  types  of  trenching,
ditching and directional boring
work. See Craig, Diana, Sauntee
or Heidi Coller, Kadoka, SD, or
call  837-2690.  Craig  cell:  390-
8087,  Sauntee  cell:  390-8604;
wrex@gwtc.net              K50-tfn
515-3585 or 685-8525.             
WANTED: Summer  pasture  for
40-500  cow-calf  pairs.  Phone
859-2889.                     P17-7tc
WANTED: Summer  pasture  for
50  to  150  head  of  cows.  Call
Steve Pekron, 544-3202.
Looking to rent pasture or com-
plete ranch, short term or long
term.  Also  looking  for  hay
ground.  Cash,  lease  or  shares.
Call 798-2116 or 798-2002.
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859-2491 • Philip, SD
104 Philip Ave. • South of Philip Chiropractic
Rent This Space
3 month min.
Rent This Space
3 month min.
ACRES,  Selby  SD.  selling  in  2
tracts.  Saturday  April  20,  10
AM.  Walz  Estate,  Steve  Simon
(agent for seller) 605-380-8506.
AVON – Only $10 to start. Call
for information without any ob-
ligation. 1-877-454-9658
in 130 S.D. newspapers for only
$150. Your 25-word classified ad
will  reach  more  than  700,000
readers.  Call  Cherie  Jensen  at
the S.D. Newspaper Association,
1-800-658-3697  or  your  local
newspaper for more information.
WAUBAY,  SD  is  seeking  candi-
dates for the position of superin-
tendent/elem  principal/  SPED
Director.  The  candidate  should
be  a  strong  educational  leader
with  experience  in  diverse  cul-
tures.  Application  materials
available from Dr. Julie Ertz at
jertz@asbsd.org  or
605.391.4619 with closing dead-
line of 4-26-13.
MORE, SD, has a Service Tech-
nician position open. Titan Ma-
chinery pays top wages based on
experience and has a full benefit
package. If you want to be part
of a large growing company with
vast  resources,  check  out  this
position. Email resume to jared.
m, stop in the Highmore location
and  see  Jared  or  phone  605-
SOUTH  DAKOTA  contractor  li-
cense or ability to get contractor
license. Responsible for startup
and  managing  wiring  depart-
ment  in  north  central  South
Dakota. Benefit package, wages
negotiable.  Call  605-426-6891
for more details.
SCHOOL DISTRICT is seeking a
Family and Consumer Sciences
teacher. If interested please send
a  letter  of  application  and  re-
sume to Brian Shanks, Superin-
tendent Box 578 Elk Point, SD
57025 we will also accept elec-
tronic  materials  at
Brian.Shanks@ k12.sd.us.
has an exciting full time oppor-
tunity to work with a supportive
team  of  professional  therapists
in the beautiful southern Black
Hills of SD. We are located just a
short  distance  from  Mount
Rushmore, Wind Cave National
Park,  Custer  State  Park,  Jewel
Cave  National  Park  and  many
other outdoor attractions. Com-
petitive  salary  and  benefits
available  including  sign  on
bonus.  Please  contact  Jim  Si-
mons, Rehab Services Director,
at 605-673-2229 ext. 301 or jsi-
mons@regionalhealth.  com  for
more  information  or  go  to
www.regionalhealth.com  to
apply. EOE. 
•Complete Auto Body Repairing
•Glass Installation •Painting •Sandblasting
Toll-Free: 1-800-900-2339
Pee Wee & Toby Hook
859-2337 • Philip, SD
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Pizza Etc.
175 S. Center Ave. • Philip
•Great Family Business
•1 Year In Newly Remodeled Building
•Lots of Possibilities for Expansion
Kim or
2 Bedrooms Available
2 Bedrooms Available
(washer/dryer hook-ups) Apartments
carpeted throughout, appliances
furnished, laundry facilities available.
1 Bdr. This is Elderly 62+,
Disabled and Handicap Housing
For app||cal|or
& |rlorral|or:
1113 3rerrar 3l.
3lurg|s, 30 5ZZ85
ê05-31Z-30ZZ or
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 4x4
Cloth Seats, Good Tires
Power Windows & Locks
Call 685-8155
ALL types!
Brent Peters
WTire Tanks
Located in
Kadoka, SD
Home: (605) 837-2945
Cell: (605) 381-5568
Excavation work of
EmaiI: info@phiIipIivestock.com
(605} 685.5826
Midland · (605} 567.3385
JEFF LONG, FIeIdmanJAuctIoneer
Fcd Owl · (605} 985.5486
Ccll. (605} 515.0186
Fcva · (605} 866.4670
Milcsvillc · (605} 544.3316
Yard Foreman
(605} 441.1984
Siurgis · (605} 347.0151
Wasia · (605} 685.4862
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Upoom1ng Co111e So1es:
FS,NI .........................................................................................675-700=
KIRK - 240 DLK DV FEPLC. HFFS; FS,NI .....................................600-750=
JOHNSTON - 80 DLK DV FEPLC. HFFS; FS,NI .............................550-600=
ENRIGHT - 55 DLK & DWF DV FEPLC. HFFS; FS,NI.....................575-625=
WILCOX - 50 DLK HFFS; FS,NI.....................................................575-600=
WILLERT & WILLERT - 50 FED, DLK, CHAF X CLVS; FS.............575-650=
BRINK - 40 DLK HFFS; FS,NI .......................................................575-600=
FIELDS - 15 CHAF X CLVS; FS,NI .......................................................600=
THOMSEN - 15 DLK HFFS............................................................500-600=
VIEW SALES LIVE ON THE INTERNET! Go to: www.pbIIIpIIvestock.com. UpcomIng saIes & consIgnments can be
vIewed on tbe Internet at www.pbIIIpIIvestock.com, or on tbe DTN: CIIck on SALE BARNS NORTH CENTRAL
PLA |s now qua||f|ed to hand|e th|rd party ver|f|ed
NhT6 catt|e (Non-hormona| Treated 6att|e}.
Reep suppor11ng R-CALF USA! R-CALF USA 1s our vo1oe 1n
governmen1 1o represen1 U.S. oo111e produoers 1n 1rode
morKe11ng 1ssues. ]o1n 1odog & Þe1p moKe o d1]]erenoe!
PhiIip Livestock Auction, in conjunction with Superior Livestock
Auction, wiII be offering video saIe as an additionaI service to our
consignors, with questions about the video pIease caII,
Jerry Roseth at 605:685:5820.
PhiIip, SD
Upoom1ng Bu11 So1es
Upoom1ng Horse So1es
APRIL 16 AT 12:00 (MT)
BBQ 6:00 PM · AUCTION 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 11, 2013 • The Pioneer Review •Page 14
View & download
online Sale
Production Books
at: www.RPI
Lunch Specials:
11:00 to 1:30
Call for
Regular Menu
Available Nightly!
* * *
Friday Buffet
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Downtown Philip
~ Saturday, April 13 ~
Top Sirloin Special
~ Monday, April 15 ~
1/2 lb. Cheeseburger
& Fries Basket
The Steakhouse & Lounge
Open Daily ~ Monday thru Saturday
~ Tuesday, April 9 ~
Ribeye Special
~ Wednesday, April 10 ~
Basket of Barbecued
Pork Ribs
~ Thursday, April 11 ~
French Dip, Fries, Bowl of Salad
~ Friday Buffet, April 12 ~
Chicken Fried Steak
Chicken • Shrimp
through the City. The expenses for the
bench will be reimbursed by HCYW. Mo-
tion carried.
Council Member Matt returned to the
meeting at this time.
Council went on to review a request from
Travis Jones, Engineer with KLJ, regard-
ing a request for Keystone Pipeline to
haul wastewater from one of their camps
into the City’s Wastewater system. They
have provided estimated amounts of
wastes with a maximum of 50,000 gal-
lons per day when the camp is at capac-
ity. Revenue from accepting this waste
was also provided with an example of
what they are paying in Montana. It was
noted that the camp will more than likely
be at capacity for only one year and taper
off for the second year with no activity
during the winter months.
The City’s Engineer, Harlan Quenzer
with SPN & Assoc., has reviewed the re-
quest and confirms that the City’s Waste-
water Treatment Facility is capable of
handling the amount of waste that is
being proposed.
The Council was asked if they are inter-
ested in entering into negotiation with the
Keystone Pipeline to accept their waste-
Council Member Gartner expressed his
frustration with the disposal prices pro-
posed by Keystone as they are consid-
erably less than what the City had
adopted for disposal of waste when he
was in the septic tank business. The City
had established a rate of $50 per 1,000
gallons of waste and Keystone is only
paying $18.75 per 3,740 gallons. He also
mentioned that the City will need to mon-
itor the access road to the lagoons as
well as ensure that they are not dumping
the waste on the lagoons rock barrier.
It was noted that the disposal prices pro-
vided were only a sample of the fees
Keystone is being charged in Montana.
Regardless, at those prices, the City
could generate approximately $50,000 in
By general consensus, the Council ex-
pressed interest in negotiating with Key-
stone Pipeline to haul the wastewater
from one of their camps to the City’s
Wastewater Facility.
Council was advised that Dane Nelson is
the new owner of Triple XXX Spraying,
LLC. He has provided a copy of his in-
surance along with spraying estimates
for 2013. It was noted that the 2013
prices have not increased from 2012
when the business was owned by Je-
remy Noteboom. In addition, Mr. Nelson
has confirmed that he will continue
spraying the community signs, fire hall
parking lot, and around the recycling
dumpsters free of charge.
By general consensus of the Council, the
spraying estimates for 2013 were ap-
Council reviewed the following L/P
Propane bids received this month:
Mar. 20, 2013
Fitzgerald Oil Company........$1.325/gal.
Midwest Cooperatives ............$1.35/gal.
Departmental Reports:
The monthly Police Dept. report was pre-
sented and reviewed with Officer Butler.
Motion was made by Henrie, seconded
by Harry to authorize Chief Graham to
hire an additional police officer for Philip
Festival Days weekend, June 14-15,
2013. Motion carried.
The quarterly Rubble Site report was re-
The Rubble Site’s summer hours will
begin on May 4th. The site will be open
on from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the 1st,
3rd & 5th Saturdays and 2nd & 4th Fri-
The City will host free dump weekend,
Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May
11th. The site will be open from 9:00 am
to 4:00 p.m. on both days. (Rain date is
May 17th & 18th.) The senior citizens/
disabled persons pickup day will be on
Monday, May 13th.
The monthly Street Dept. report was re-
The monthly swimming pool report was
Council was informed that the materials
for hand rail on the west side of the
swimming pool sidewalk have been or-
dered. The Philip High School Industrial
Arts class will be building the railing once
the materials arrive.
The City will be accepting lifeguard ap-
plications until May 1st and they will be
reviewed by the Health/Rec. Committee
on Monday, May 6th at 3:30 p.m.
The quarterly Water Dept. report was re-
viewed with Gen. Maint. Pearson.
Pearson reviewed the new no lead initia-
tives regarding water meter regulations
with the Council. He noted that stricter
standards have been implemented which
will eliminate brass meter installations
and they will need to be replaced meters
such as the iperl plastic meters starting
in 2014.
The monthly water loss for March was re-
ported at 10.04%. It was noted that one
water leak was located and repaired this
past month.
The SD Dept. of Transportation, Trans-
portation Alternatives Program (TAP)
Funding applications are due June 15,
The SD DENR Abandoned Underground
Tank Removal Program is still available
if anyone is interested.
Public Comments: None.
In Other Business:
Motion was made by Arthur, seconded by
Harry to authorize Street/Sewer Supt.
Coyle & Gen. Maint. Petersen’s atten-
dance at the Van Diest Mosquito Work-
shop on May 7th in Rapid City. Motion
The SDML District 8 Meeting is April 16th
in Murdo at 6:00 p.m. CST.
The SoDace Annual Meeting is May 8-9,
2013, in Oacoma. Council Member Hen-
rie confirmed that she will not be able to
The next regular Council Meeting will be
held on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 7:00
p.m. in the Community Rm.
With no further business to come before
the Council, Mayor Vetter declared the
meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
/s/ Michael Vetter, Mayor
/s/ Brittany Smith,
Deputy Finance Officer
[Published April 11, 2013, at the total ap-
proximate cost of $1,693.05]
Legal Notices
continued from page 12
Welding & Repair
• DOT Inspection
• Complete Trailer Repair
• Full Line of Bearings & Seals
• Tractor Front End & Spindles
• Selling New Steel
• Recycling Outlet
• Refrigration & A/C on Commercial,
Residential & Vehicles
George: 441-3607 • Lee: 441-3606
859-2970 • Philip
For all your
Philip, SD
I sure appreciate getting hints
and ideas from our readers. You
may think an idea is silly or every-
one already knows it, but I dis-
cover new things every day.
One reader shared this use of
newspaper. Instead of using mask-
ing tape when painting, she sug-
gested tearing newspapers into
strips, wetting with water and ap-
plying to the area that needs pro-
tection. As the newspaper dries it
sticks to the surface. She said it is
easier to peel off and no chance of
it pulling something else off.
I’ve been noticing a lot of warn-
ings for various things popping up
on a social networking site. Be
aware that many of these are
hoaxes and maybe do a quick In-
ternet search before passing them
The other night there was one
regarding mold spores in cake and
pancake mixes that had reached
their expiration dates. The story
claimed that the yeast in the prod-
ucts formed mold spores. Red flags
went off everywhere. Mainly as
there is no yeast in either product.
I did a quick Internet search
which confirmed the story as a
hoax. The basis of the story went
back more than 10 years when a
college student had died after eat-
ing pancakes from a mix that was
past expiration and had been set-
ting on a shelf opened for two
years. The mix was tested and
found to contain four different
mold spores, and he was allergic to
I too have passed along things
that I later regreted as I did not
check them out as I should have.
So beware, things may not be as
they seem.
A reader told me the other day she
has done the bale gardening and
really likes it. But, she said, make
sure those bales are watered re-
ally well during the first step.
All you master cake decorators
probably already know this, but
for the rest of us here’s a handy tip
from a reader.
When filling your pastry bag put
it in a tall glass or jar and fold the
bag’s top over the glass’s rim. Fill
with frosting as usual. Filling
those bags while holding them can
be quite a feat!
Have you ever made a batch of
waffles for a lot of people, only to
have them turn soggy while sit-
ting on the plate? A reader sug-
gested putting the cooked waffles
on a wire rack that is sitting on a
cookie sheet, cover with a towel
and place in a 200 degree oven.
For safety reasons, I’d skip the
The same reader shared this
handy hint. If you don’t have a
colander an easy way to rinse your
beans is to use a church key to
make holes in the bottom and top
of the can. Make sure you do this
over the sink. Run water the
through the top holes and when
the water runs clear open the can
as usual.
We encourage our readers to
share their items of interest. Just
email nancy@pioneer-review.com,
drop your item off at our office or
mail it to the Pioneer Review, PO
Box 788, Philip, SD 57567.
We pass ideas along, but make no
guarantees to the reader.
A secret agreement that directed
nearly $175,000 to a former super-
intendent should be open to public
inspection, a state examiner ruled
on March 29.
The order from the state Office of
Hearing Examiners said the Huron
School District must release a copy
of the settlement agreement be-
tween it and former superintend-
ent Ross Opsal to The Daily Repub-
The settlement agreement re-
sulted in the district making
monthly payments to Opsal after
his March 2011 resignation, ac-
cording to public information pre-
viously obtained by the newspaper.
The Daily Republic's initial request
for a copy of the agreement was
made more than a year ago.
What's unknown, and what The
Daily Republic seeks to learn from
the agreement, is why the school
paid the money to Opsal. At the
time of his resignation, Opsal and
the school district released a public
letter from him citing his “personal
health issues” as a reason for his
departure, but with no further
Despite Friday's order, The Daily
Republic still has not seen the
agreement, because the newspaper
was not able to reach the Huron
School District’s current superin-
tendent or lawyer immediately.
The order said a copy of the
agreement “shall be made avail-
able” to The Daily Republic, but it
also said the school district may ap-
peal to circuit court. If the district
appeals the order, the Opsal agree-
ment would remain sealed during
the appeal process.
The Daily Republic first sought a
copy of the agreement in early 2012
after receiving a tip that the Huron
School District was still paying a
former superintendent, even as the
district paid its new superintend-
ent. The district and its lawyer re-
fused to provide a copy of the agree-
ment, but did acknowledge pay-
ments to Opsal of $10,916.51 per
month since his March 2011 resig-
According to monthly payment
information obtained from the dis-
trict and compiled by The Daily Re-
public, the payments stopped after
16 months and totaled $174,664.
Examiner rules in favor of
newspaper in school case
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