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Bison Courier
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison SchoolDistrict APublication of Ravellette Publications, Inc.
 P.O.Box 429 • Bison, SouthDakota 57620-0429  Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198 
Volume 30Number 5July 19, 2012
Includes Tax
Highlights & Happenings
 You are invited to a BabyShower Open House
for JoannaSeim on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at10:00 a.m. at the Branding Ironsouth of Belle Fourche, SD. She isregistered at Target. Everyone wel-come!!
Christ Lutheran Church
will behaving VBS Monday, July 23-Thurs-day, July 26 from 9:00-11:30 a.m.Children ages 3-9 are invited to at-tend. Please call Sarah at 244-5636by July 18th to registerso we canplan appropriately.
Bridal Shower
for Angela Fieldsbride elect of Chase Kari, July 21, 2p.m. at the Grand Social room.
Consignment Auction
at the fairbuilding in Bison, SD, August 26,2012. If you have anything to con-sign contact John Peck before Au-gust 5. All consigned items will betaken first. John Peck: 244-5495 orcell 605-390-1848.The benefit account for
remains open at DacotahBank.
Commercial Club
 – There will bea Commercial Club Meeting held onMonday, July 30th at 6:00 p.m. atMom’s Café in Bison.Lunch will beprovided. The meeting will be to re-vitalize the Club and to talk aboutthe upcoming 2013 Gala Days and All School Reunion.If you wouldlike to be a part of this group, wewould love to visit with you – we are
The Perkins County 4?HLeader’s Association has sched-uled the static exhibit judging atthe Perkins County Fair to be onThursday August 16, 2012. Thiswill allow youth, especially thosewith livestock, to spend more timewith the static judges. The judgingwill take place from 10:00 am to1:00 pm.Pre-registrations forms for theCounty Fair are due to the Exten-sion Office on or before Friday Au-gust 10, 2012. This includes staticand livestock exhibits.
4-H static exhibitjudging:date change
looking for ideas from businessesand individuals to get CommercialClub up and running again.Grab your lawn chairs and blanketsand enjoy
Outdoor Movie Night.
Itwill be held Friday, July 20th on theBison Football Field. RV starringRobin WIlliams (PG)will be show-ing. The movie will be begin at 9:00.Freewill offering at the gate. Conces-sions will be available.FundraiserforBison Post Prom.
Summer Rec
starts again August6th. Ages 5-10 9:30-11:00. Ages 11+12:00-2:00. Monday, Tuesday, andThursday. Last day: Picnic in thePark! August 16th 11:30-1:00.
Lagoon Project approved at JulyTown Board meeting
by Jessica Johnson
On Tuesday, July 10th ataround 5:30 p.m. the town boardmembers met for their monthlymeeting. Four town board mem-bers were present consisting of:Juell Chapman, Board President,Matt Butsavage, Dave Kopren,and Luke Clements. Financialmanager Beth Hulm was alsopresent. Topics on this month’sagenda included the lagoon grantapplication, standing water prob-lems behind Grand Electric, themonthly status report, supplemen-tal budget for street department,employee resignation, and the pre-liminary 2013 budget.Special guests at the meetingwere Denise Livingston, StateGrant Advisor for small communi-ties, and Nick Hoffman, Engineerand employee of Intrastate Engi-neering. Nick Hoffman visited theLagoons last week and inspectedthe area so he could create a planand give the board an estimate of the cost of engineering a plan torepair the Lagoons. The fee to hireIntrastate Engineering would notexceed $6,000 and would include aFacility Plan which is a prioritizedplan for the next 20 years for thegeneral health of the community’svarious systems which include ap-proximately 77 blocks of sewerand 71 man holes. After furtherdiscussion, Denise Livingstonstated, “If you want funding forthe project, you will have to have aplan from an engineering com-pany.” The board was faced withthe option to hire Intrastate Engi-neering to riprap the lagoon or tocreate a Facility Plan. LukeClements made the comment,“The Facility Plan will give us aplan for the future and variousprojects for the town.” The nextstep after reviewing IntrastateEngineering’s findings was tomake a motion to hire Intrastateand have them create a FacilityPlan for the town or to just riprap,or to decline hiring the companyaltogether. Dave Kopren made amotion to hire Intrastate Engi-neering, and have them create aFacility Plan for Bison staringwith the Lagoons. Luke Clementsseconded the motion. Next, JuellChapman made a motion to haveDenise Livingston start the SmallCommunity Grant applicationprocess with a second from DaveKopren. Nick Hoffman left theboard asking them to, “brainstormfuture items and projects to put onthe Facility Plan, and try to prior-itize them from most urgent andimportant to least.” Matt Butsav-age asked Denise a final question,“When will we have a response ac-cepting or declining the town forthe Small Community Grant?”Denise answered, “By the end of next week. I am very confident youwill receive the grant.”Todd Fink also addressed theboard requesting his pay for the job he did on White Street. Theboard also asked Todd if he wouldbe available to do some work be-hind the Grand Electric to get ridof the standing water problem inthe pole yard. Todd said he wouldbe able to do the job for $125 anhour which included his equip-ment and team. Juell Chapmanmade the remark that, “Gettingrid of the standing water wouldhelp alleviate a mosquito trap forthe town.” Luke Clements made amotion to hire Todd Fink to drainthe standing water. Dave Koprenseconded the motion. The street isscheduled to be worked on Tues-day and graveled the followingMonday.Heath McKinstry presented theboard with the monthly status re-port and upcoming projects whichincluded construction on the dumpretaining wall, painting MainStreet, patching streets, and work-ing on the lagoons. The Dump Re-taining Wall project will take oneweek and is scheduled to beginconstruction on July 23rd. Heathaddressed the question, “What arewe going to do with the garbagewhile the retaining wall is closed?”Luke Clements proposed,“Rescheduling the trash day forone week around the construc-tion.” The board also asked Heathto fill the pot holes in the schoolparking lot. After the minutes and the finan-cial report from the last meetingwere approved, the board dis-cussed the issue of setting specialhours for tire waste disposal. Theydecided that the normal dumphours will be sufficient for tire dis-posal.Beth Hulm, Finance Manager,suggested that the board considerdiscussing and approving a sup-plemental budget for the street de-partment. After discussion, thesupplemental budget will be fur-ther researched and brought for-ward the next board meeting.Linda Hanson presented theboard with a letter of resignation.She said in the letter, “She is verythankful to the board and thetown, and she is excited to starther next role in life as a grandma!”Linda also stated in the letter andin person that, “I would be morethan happy to help whoever takesover my position. I want it to be asmooth easy transaction for every-one involved.” The board regret-fully accepted Linda’s resignation,and discussed advertising the po-sition.The preliminary 2013 Budgetwas the next item on the agenda.The board looked over the pro-posed budget and after further dis-cussion decided to arrange a spe-cial budget meeting for July 25th.The board also scheduled theirnext monthly meeting for August8th. Both meetings will start at7:00 p.m. At approximately 8:40 pm themeeting was adjourned by BoardPresident, Juell Chapman.
 By Beth Hulm
Fresh from completing the U.S.Farm Bill in the House, KristiNoem, U.S. Congresswoman forSouth Dakota, made a pit stop inBison on Friday afternoon whereshe visited with approximately 30constituents.The House passed a farm billthe day before in Washington andsent it over to the Senate. Noemtook advantage of a few daysbreak to return to South Dakotaand to make stops in Buffalo andBison before heading to Boss Cow-man festivities in Lemmon for theweekend.The previous five-year FarmBill in 2008 made no provisions forlivestock indemnity during the 5thyear, which is now. Noem is hope-ful that the new bill can beretroactive to get some help forcattle producers in 2012. The newbill also includes provisions tofight the pine beetle in the BlackHill, she said. Area rancher Brad Besler ques-tioned whether CRPhad beenopened up yet for cutting and feed-ing. As of Friday, this area had notyet been categorized as a droughtbut Noem felt confident that itwould be soon.Besler wasn’t theonly one who is concerned aboutthe long-term high temperaturesand lack of moisture that the areais receiving.Ron Harris said, “There’s atremendous amount of feed (inCRP) for somebody to take advan-tage of.”Quentin Gerbracht is concernedabout assistance for watering live-stock; and independent insuranceagent Cindy Kopren stated thather clients are showing a 73% lossin crops.
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Bob Hanson posed for a picture with Congresswoman Noem,far left, and Dist. 28 Representative Betty Olson, right.
Noem visits Bison
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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. 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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In the short hour that Noem ad-dressed her Bison audience in anair conditioned Grand Electric So-cial Room on Friday, she touchedon many areas of concern.•She is especially concernedabout the national deficit, whichshe quoted at$15,888,142,828,944.65 or about$50,000 for every man, woman,and child in this country. Cur-rently, only 1/3 of the dollars thatCongress deals with are discre-tionary, Noem said. Everythingelse is earmarked. Therefore,without new legislation, no morethan that can be spent. “That’swhy I’m concerned,” Noem said.“It doesn’t make sense to me”that this country is spendingmoney that we don’t have. Everyyear, budget expenditures exceedrevenue in this country. TheUnited States is selling treasurybonds at auction to the highestbidder to close that gap.. According to Noem, in 1970 for-eign holdings of U.S. debt was 5%;in 2010 it had risen to 47%. Chinaholds the vast majority.Noem is concerned that “Wash-ington doesn’t prioritize theirspending. They’re wasting money,”she said. She said that there havebeen ten recessions since WWIIand the current one is the slowestto bounce back.She feels that the conversationin Washington is changing from,“How much can we spend?” to“How much can we cut?”“We have to be able to give ourkids the opportunities that we allhad,” Noem said.•She projected that Medicarewill be broke in nine years “if wedon’t do anything to save it.”Shefeels a genuine need to address en-titlement programs, such asMedicare, Medicaid and Social Se-curity.In 1950, 16.5 workers sup-ported one person’s Social Secu-rity; today there is less than 3 peo-ple doing the same thing and thecounty is now at its fastest rate inhistory for the number of peoplesigning up every day! At the cur-rent rate, Social Security will runout of money in 12 years.Teddi Carlson asked what couldbe done to fix that. “Put more peo-ple to work,” was Noem’s reply.Get people off federal assistanceand give them a paycheck instead,she said. That way they come off the assistance side and pay intothe system instead. Raise everyworker’s contribution into the pro-gram, Noem said. “We’ve got tohave tax reform.”•Businesses have left because of high corporate taxes and Noem fa-vors incentives to get them to stay.•Nobody realizes the value of growing our own food, she said.Many in D.C. don’t understandwhat it’s like to live in rural Amer-ica. She believes it becomes a na-tional security issue if we let othercountries feed us.•Endangered species weretouched upon by RepresentativeBetty Olson and Max Matthewswants more funding for WildlifeServices to bring back aerial pro-grams.•Rodney Carr spoke outagainst the Keystone Pipeline butNoem said that most SouthDakotans favor it. However, shewould like to be able to tap intothat oil instead of shipping it awayto other countries.•PA-C Dan Kvale said thatfunding for his clinic would godown if he didn’t use computers forinputting and assessing patientrecords and that means that hecan see less patients in a day.That comment sparked a discus-sion about Obamacare. Noem saidthat a fundamental change will bethat “you will no longer be able tomake your medical care decisions.”The creation of 159 more boardsand commissions will be makingthose decisions for us. She termedthat “very detrimental to our wayof life.”The question was asked if SouthDakota could simply not complywith Obamacare. Noem said thatinsurance companies may fight it.They don’t think that the fedshave the authority to regulatehealth care, she said.
Shane Kolb talked with KristiNoem following Friday's TownHall meeting.
Noem visits Bison--------------------
The latest U.S. Drought Moni-tor, released today, now indicatesabnormally dry to severe droughtspanning across South Dakota.The entire state is depicted thisweek in D0 to D3 status on themap, which can be viewed athttp://droughtmonitor.unl.edu."On a Corn Belt basis, this is themost widespread drought since1988," said Dennis Todey, SouthDakota State Climatologist.Precipitation over the last weekwas less than an inch across all of the state, with the exception of thenorthwest and some other local-ized areas."The recent seven to10 days of heat and limited rainfall have ac-celerated drought conditionsstatewide," said Laura Edwards,Extension Climate Field Special-ist. Above average temperaturesincrease water demand by cropsand vegetation, in an alreadywater-limited environment.Seventy-seven percent of SouthDakota is now considered to be inmoderate to severe drought, ac-cording to the U.S. Drought Moni-tor. "This reflects a thirty percentincrease in the area experiencinga significant level of drought im-pacts,"said Edwards. Almosttwenty percent of the state is in se-vere drought, or D3, on this week'smap. This is the most state cover-age at this level of drought sinceJuly 2007."Nearly all stations in the statehave set records for average tem-peratures since March 1 and sincethe beginning of the calendar yearadding to the drying out of loca-tions," said Todey. In combinationwith the extended period of aboveaverage temperatures during thegrowing season, precipitation hasbeen well below average for thelast 60 days. Some climate observ-ing locations in the southern coun-ties have experienced dry periodsthat rank in the top ten driestcombined May and June on record.The State Climate Office's obser-vation network has confirmed thedry and hot climate of late, as tem-peratures soared over 100 acrossthe south."Areport of 112 degrees inHoover, S.D.,in June was thehighest temperature statewidesince July 2007," said Edwards.Most climate locations havemeasured around 50% of averagerainfall over the last two months.Hay production is suffering, re-ported to be as low as one-third toone-half of average in some drierareas. Row crops, particularly inthe southeast, are continuing toshow signs of water stress. In corngrowing areas, tasseling is occur-ring. This period is a critical timefor rainfall, which is necessary tomaintain effective pollination andplant health.In the western watersheds,water restrictions are being imple-mented to conserve water for do-mestic users. Low levels in stockponds have led to concerns of water quality for cattle.Edwards and Todey are monitor-ing drought conditions statewide.
Most of South Dakota in moderate tosevere drought, and worsening
 You lie out in the sun hoping toget a golden tan, but instead walkaway from your lounge chair look-ing like a lobster that's been left inthe pot too long.Despite health warnings aboutsun damage, many of us still sub- ject our skin to the sun's burningrays. Here's what you need toknow about where to find sunburnrelief if you do linger on yourlounger too long.Sunburn treatment is designedto attack the burn on two fronts --relieving reddened, inflamed skinwhile easing pain. Here are a fewhome remedies for sunburns. Apply cold compresses to yourskin or take a cool bath to soothethe burn and cool off your body.Creams or gels can take thesting out of your sunburn, gentlyrub on a cream or gel containingingredients such as: menthol, cam-phor, or aloe.Refrigerating thecream first will make it feel evenbetter on your sunburned skin.Non-steroidal anti-inflamma-tory drugs, like ibuprofen ornaproxen, can relieve sunburnswelling and pain all over yourbody.Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and other fluids so that youdon't become dehydrated andmake sure to avoid the sun untilyour sunburn heals. You may be able to treat thesunburn yourself. But call for adoctor's help if you notice any of these more serious sunburn signs:fever of 102 degrees or higher,chills, severe pain,sunburn blis-ters that cover 20% or more of your body, dry mouth, thirst, re-duced urination, dizziness, and fa-tigue, which are signs of dehydra-tion and possibly signs of more se-rious condition such as a heatstroke.For more information on sun-burns visit:
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