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The South Dakota matriarch,Jay Deibert Sander, age 95,presided over the festivities atSpearfish Park on Saturday, July7, 2012.Descendants of Mary EvaSchmaltz (Kandel, Russia) and August Frank Deibert (Kandel,Russia) of rural Drew, SouthDakota attended. Six of the thir-teen children were present: Jay,John, August A., George, Gene,and Eva.Entertainment was by AngelicaReidy of Huntsville, Alabama and Ava Deibert of Raleigh, North Car-olina. Angelica sang two songs:“I’ll Be Here,” from the off-Broad-way musical “Ordinary Days,” andthe classical Spanish aria titled“Preludios.” Ava presented the artof Yomedy; the mixture of yogaand comedy.Over 130 family members en- joyed a day of remembrance fromthe following states: SouthDakota, Wyoming, Nevada, Iowa,Michigan, Pennsylvania, NorthDakota, Illinois, Alabama, Idaho,North Carolina, Texas, Montana,and Tennessee.On Sunday, July 8th, TheresaDeibert-Longcor and ClarenceLongcor entertained family andfriends for lunch at their Rochfordcabin
Anderson Ranchtour to be held
Dan and Sharon Anderson willbe hosting a tour on their ranch lo-cated west of Glad Valley, SD onJuly 26 at 2:00 PM in recognitionof receiving an “Excellence inGrazing Management Award”.They received this award at theSociety of Range ManagementBanquet held in October 2011.This is a great opportunity for pro-ducers to see the results of threedifferent types of mechanicalrange renovation on thin clay-pansoils, a management intensivegrazing (MOB) system with sheepon tame grass, and getting grazinguse on prairie sandreed with cat-tle. Travis Ellison, Dacotah Bankand Danci Baker, Anderson’sdaughter will also be providing apresentation on their recent SD Agand Rural Leadership trip toChina and Vietnam.The Society of Range Manage-ment, Perkins County Conserva-tion District, First InterstateBank, and Cindy’s Crop Insuranceare proud to sponsor this tour.The Anderson Ranch is located12 miles west of Glad Valley onHwy 20 and 3 miles north or 7miles east and 3 miles north of Hwy 73 and Hwy 20 Junction. A free supper will be provided at5:30 pm with an award presenta-tion to follow.For additional information con-tact the Perkins County Conserva-tion District at (605) 244-5222 Ext.3.
Perkins County Commissioners:
State grant allows free disposal of wastes
by Beth Hulm
Perkins County commissionershad a long meeting in Bison lastTuesday where they covered awide array of subjects. At 10:30 a.m. they opened bidsfor waste tire disposal. The countyis in receipt of a $75,000 grantthat will pay to have waste tirespicked up and hauled away. Therewere two bidders.New Deal Tires, Groton, bid$225 per ton to pick up passengertires and light truck tires and$400 per ton for bigger tires. A company in Savage, MN also bid$225 per ton for the smaller tires,more for larger ones and wantedan excavation fee of $3,000 overand above that.New Deal Tires was awardedthe bid.Soon, Perkins County residents(excluding businesses) may begindisposing of their waste tires forfree at both the Bison and Lem-mon landfill sites. Be watchingthis newspaper for specified hourswhen waste tires may be deliveredto these two locations.There was a repeat of a re-ad-vertised tax deed sale for tax deedproperty in Lemmon. Once again,there were no bidders.Mike Schweitzer, chairman of the Perkins County Commission,told his peers that Lemmon AreaCharitable and Economic Develop-ment would be interested in theold Kokomo building on Lemmon’sMain Avenue. By law, the countymay only deed the property to an-other government entity so theygave it to the City of Lemmon. Thebuilding includes some personalproperty. At 11:00 a.m. bids were opened,in an attempt to sell the county’sburned-out 1990 Peterbilt semi-truck. One lone bid – for $684 – was received and rejected becauseit did not account for 90% of theappraised value. County officialsaren’t sure what they’ll do withthe truck – possibly contact a sal-vage company or sell it out asparts.Commissioners decided to keepthe Ford Crown Victoria that theytook low bids on last month, all of which were rejected. Instead,they’ve declared a Chevy Blazer assurplus property and appointedthree gentlemen to appraise it.Joanne Seim, Perkins CountyCommunity Health Nurse secre-tary for approximately 40 years,submitted her intentions to retireat the end of August. CHN PattiBenson said, “I’m going to miss mysecretary very, very much.”Benson would like to hire a re-placement by mid-August so thatSeim can train the new person,which Schweitzer thinks is “verywise.”Seim has worked with fournurses during her career. Exceptfor Benson, they were based in theBison community and the BisonClinic was the lead clinic. Themain office will change to Lemmonnow, which is Benson’s home. Thenew secretary will spend moretime in Lemmon than in Bison.While Benson and Seim were inthe boardroom, they also discussedtheir activities during the secondquarter and their budget for 2013.“Leave it where it is,” Bensonsaid.Rod Giesler, Tri County Conser-vation District hoped to get a littlemore subsidy from PerkinsCounty.Currently, his district is in thebudget for the same amount aslast year, $2,850, which is pro-rated to the number of acres inPerkins County and what thePerkins County Conservation Dis-trict receives.“What are the chances of gettingmore?” he asked. Schweitzer’s an-swer was, “slim to none.”Commissioners will have tostudy anticipated revenue beforethey can actually determine themoney they’ll have available forthe expenditure side. “We’ll waitand see how the dust settles,”Schweitzer said.Finance Officer Sylvia Chap-man and State’s Attorney ShanePenfield presented their budgetrequests, which were very similarto the current ones. Penfield saidhe had “carved away” at his.Chapman announced that com-missioners should expect to paysomewhere between 7% and 13%for increases in employee healthinsurance. She’d calculated thatthe county’s share at 10% wouldtotal $280,000 (the county pays72%; employees 28%). At thosedollars, Commissioner JimGochenour wanted to know howlong the county could afford to payfor health insurance.Next year being the year whenemployees receive a dollar wageincrease vs. a percentage increase,Chapman had calculated thatamount at 42 cents per hour peremployee, which is approximatelyequal to 3% of an overall increase.Jackie Van Vactor, courthousebuilding/grounds custodian, had afew things on her wish list for nextyear, including scraping and paint-ing the old jail, landscaping on thewest side and a sprinkler system.She was told to gather some pricesfor the latter but Schweitzer toldher that he thought she’d be “un-pleasantly surprised” at the pricesshe would find.There was a lengthy conversa-tion about water usage at the fairbuilding and grounds. The countypays that bill every month butusage has recently increased withthe Master Gardener’s gardeningproject and livestock kept there bythe fairboard for rodeos. Severaloptions were discussed, includingputting in more meters, shuttingoff the outside water and turningthe utility bill over to the fairboardto monitor and pay.Mel Dutton, Faith, met brieflywith commissioners to request ap-proval for a new plat, which wouldbe used as a cemetery at Duttonranch.Rachel Eggebo stopped by to in-vite commissioners to an oil andgas study meeting that will to beheld in Bison at 9 a.m. on Tuesday,July 17. Another boardroom visitor wasTerry Zell, Legislative Audits,Pierre, who was in the courthousedoing an annual audit of thecounty books. He expected thereto be no significant written find-ings.Tracy Buer, Highway Superin-tendent, and Gary Brennan, BroszEngineering, told the board thatthe overlay project on the WhiteButte Road was nearing comple-tion and bridge work underway.Kelly Serr, county emergencymanager, was appointed by thecounty board to serve as PerkinsCounty’s representatives on thenew regional Homeland Securityboard. The county may appointtwo representatives. Commission-ers will let the current board de-cide who the second one should be. An emergency disaster area res-olution was passed, detailing se-vere weather conditions through-out the area since March 2012.The resolution paves the way forFarm Services Agency to pursuedisaster assistance.
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