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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 47Volume 106July 19, 2012
4-H icecream
Market Report
Winter Wheat, 12 Pro...........................$7.99Winter Wheat, Any Pro..........................$7.19Spring Wheat, 14 Pro...........................$8.83Milo........................................................$6.93Corn.......................................................$6.88Millet...................................................$15.75Sunflowers..........................................$24.00
The old 1,500 gallon nitrogen tank owned by Scotchman Industries, Inc., was re-placed with a 6,000 gallon, 22,000 pound tank. Shown is the old tank at left be-fore its removal, and the new tank at center. The nitrogen pressure stabilizing tri-fecta machine is on the ground between the tanks.
Photo by Del Bartels
 Scotchman upgrades nitrogen tank 
by Del Bartels
Quadrupling their nitrogen stor-age, Scotchman Industries’ newtank was installed last Wednesday.First, Scotchman Industries,Inc., in Philip, used nitrogen for itsheat treat process for temperingmetal. Then, far more nitrogen wasrequired to operate a new $1.2 mil-lion laser that can cut one inchthick steel and cut thinner mate-rial at 300 inches per minute.Though the laser can handle mostof Scotchman’s in-house needs, itrequired the old 1,500-gallon nitro-gen tank to be refilled approxi-mately every 11 days.On Wednesday, July 11, the oldtank was replaced with a 6,000 gal-lon, 22,000 pound empty tank. Thisis a “big Stanley thermos bottle,”said W.J. (Dub) Vanneman, repre-sentative for A&B Welding Supplyout of Rapid City, which suppliedand installed the tank. The newunit was erected on top of a threefoot thick concrete pad that is rein-forced with “a massive amount, asemi load” of one inch thick rebar,said Jerry Kroetch, president of Scotchman Industries.Nitrogen, which is collected byindustrial air liquidification, isstored under pressure at 273 de-grees below zero. One semi-truckload of liquid nitrogen is approxi-mately 4,000 gallons, which willnot fill the new tank.The old tank was sold to A&BWelding Supply and will be used bya potato chip manufacturer inClark. The new tank is beingleased from A&B Welding Supplyby Scotchman. A blue-caged ma-chine, called a trifecta, helps main-tain a consistant flow pressure forScotchman’s use of the nitrogen. Vanneman said that there are onlymaybe a half a dozen of these tri-fecta machines currently beingused in the state of South Dakota.Drought meetings will be heldJuly 23 at each of the regionalSouth Dakota State University Ex-tension centers.As far as officials know, the for-mat will be somewhat informal,with plans to connect via interac-tive audio-video conferencing withSDSU campus, the West River AgCenter and each of the eight re-gional Extension centers to addressquestions with the best expertiseavailable through SDSU Exten-sion.“We fully expect agricultural pro-ducers will have questions aboutsalvaging drought-stressed corn forlivestock feed as hay or silage, ni-trate poisoning, testing water forsalt levels, and other drought re-lated issues and will try to addressthose as best we can,” stated BobFanning, plant pathology field spe-cialist at the SDSU Winner Re-gional Center.For starting times and other in-formation, email robert.fanning@sdstate.edu, call 842-1267 or 730-4072, or visit iGrow: http://igrow.org.The regional centers in SouthDakota are Aberdeen –13 2nd Av-enue SE, Lemmon –408 8th StreetW., Mitchell –821 North CapitalStreet, Pierre –412 West Missouri,Rapid City –1530 Samco Road,Sioux Falls –2001 E. 8th Street,Watertown –1910 West Kemp Av-enue, and Winner –325 S. MonroeStreet.
Drought meetings July 23 atregional Extension centers
Continued dry and warm condi-tions have continued to worsen con-ditions in South Dakota, nearly allthe Corn Belt, as well as much of the nation said Dennis Todey,SDSU Extension state climatolo-gist in his July 13 drought sum-mery.“The most recent conditions onthe United States Drought Monitorhave shown worsening conditionsin South Dakota over the last fewweeks,” said Todey. Based on data,he said the state is currently ratedin at least an abnormally dry sta-tus. Much of the state is rated mod-erate drought to severe drought be-cause of dry conditions this yearand last fall. No improvement inthese conditions is appearing in thenear term.“Conditions since the springhave been somewhat dry over mostof the state. Most problems haveworsened recently with a lack of precipitation over the last 30 to 60days,” said Todey. He added thatthe 30-day total precipitation andpercent of average precipitationfrom average show that most of thestate has received less than 50 per-cent of average precipitation overthis time.Several weather stations in thesoutheast part of the state weredriest or top 10 driest during themonth of June based on over 100years of records.“A major driver of this droughthas been temperatures, which havebeen running consistently warmsince the spring and winter,” Todeysaid. “Increased temperatures haveincreased plant water use and ex-hausted limited soil moisture re-serves. The last 30 days has contin-ued this trend being four to eightdegrees above average across thestate.” Most of the state has setrecords for overall temperaturessince March and since the begin-ning of the calendar year.Impacts of this drought are feltacross the state in many differentways explained Todey. “Fires in thewest have captured most media at-tention with fires near SheridanLake, around Edgemont and sev-eral other locations around theBlack Hills,” he said. “Several wetyears have helped create largeamounts of fuel available duringthe recent dry conditions. Fire dan-gers remain very high.”He explained that hay, pastureand rangeland have been reportedas producing much lower amountsgenerally this year. “Reports havebeen spotty as to quality. But over-all amounts seem to have been re-
Drought –this year is among top 10 worst in 100 years
by Del Bartels
The Monday, July 16, meeting of the Haakon School District 27-1Board of Education began withMark Radway and Jake Fitzgeraldreciting their oathes of office asthey began their terms.Scott Brech will continue as theboard president, and Anita Peter-son is the school board’s vice presi-dent. Superintendent Keven More-hart is still the authority responsi-ble for closing school for emergen-cies, inclement weather and anyother reasons. Britni Ross wasagain appointed as the school dis-trict’s business manager; and thebond has been set according to law.Board meetings will be the firstMonday after the second Tuesdayof each month, in room A-1 of thePhilip High School. The meetingtimes will be at 7:00 p.m., exceptfor November through March whenthe time will be at 6:00 p.m. Schoolboard members will again receive$50 plus mileage for each officialmeeting.First National Bank in Philip isthe official depository for schooldistrict funds and accounts. The Pi-oneer Review is the official newspa-per for publications of officialschool board meetings, advertise-ments and other information. Rod-ney Freeman, Huron, is again theschool district’s attorney.School breakfasts, new this year,will be $1.40 for students and $1.80for adults. Student reduced break-fast costs will be 30 cents. Lunchprices for students in sevenththrough 12th grades will remain$2.00. Adults prices are still $2.75.For students in kindergartenthrough sixth grade, the cost of lunches has been raised from $1.75to $1.90. All student reduced lunchprices are still 40 cents. Extra milkis still 25 cents. Morehart said thatthe price increases are required byprogram regulators to make surethe free and reduced program isnot subsidizing the regular foodprogram.Activity admission prices for stu-dents and seniors citizens 65-years-old or older are still $2.00,with season passes being $20. Ac-tivity admission for adults is $3.00,with season passes being $35.00.Rose Bennett has turned in herresignation as head cook, after nineyears of being with the school dis-trict. Michelle Butler will fill thatposition, and Johanna Baye will bethe assistant cook.The board approved the publica-tion of the list of employee contractsalaries, according to South DakotaCodified Law. Contracts have beenofficially approved for Morehart asthe head high school football coach,and Travis DeJong as the juniorhigh football coach. Since no quali-fied replacement could be found,Kim Bouman has agreed to con-tinue on as head volleyball coach.The geothermal well that sup-plies heating for the Philip schoolbuildings requires treatment withbarium chloride. The board ac-cepted this year’s bid for the com-pound from Black Hills Chemical,at $21,736 for 220 50 pound bags. A bid for propane at $1.39 per gallonfrom Cenex Midwest Cooperativewas also accepted. The cost of milkto students will remain the samethis year, with the accepted bidfrom Land O’ Lakes for white milkat 22.56 cents per half pint and forchocolate milk at 24.51 cents perhalf pint.Discussion will continue, withpublic input being solicited, aboutpossibly holding senior graduationon a Saturday rather than a Sun-day. In 2001, graduation was on aSaturday. It has been communi-cated that some graduation audi-ence members would like to be ableto travel back home before lateSunday evening.The board approved a 2012-2013Children’s Internet Protection Actpolicy. For a school to receive fund-ing for Internet access, the schoolmust have an Internet safety pol-icy. Measures must block or filterInternet access to pictures that areobscene, child pornography orharmful to minors.The annual budget hearingsbegan with this meeting, and mustbe finalized before October. The2012-2013 proposed budget total is$3,102,282. The 2012-2013 pro-posed means of finance is the sameas the expenditures. Within thenext month, there are five lanechange requests expected fromteachers.In his superintendent’s report,Morehart said that the parking lotblacktop and striping projectshould be completed in the nextfew days. Deep Creek Schoolshould also be ready in a few weeksto reopen for the 2012-2013 schoolyear. Summer school will finish upnext Thursday. The air condition-ing units will be installed andready for use before classes start.Mike Baer has begun his dutiesas the new secondary principal.“I’m excited to be back,” said Baer.“We were thinking about our kids.Philip is a great place to raisekids.”The next meeting for the board of education will be at 7:00 p.m. inroom A-1 of the Philip High School,Monday, August 20.
Haakon School District new year
The oath of office was taken by, from left, Mark Radway and Jake Fitzgerald.Philip’s “Hot Summer Nights” are every Thursday in July in the Haakon County Young Women’s Kiddie Park. July 19 will include walking tacos. This year’s finalevening, July 26, will include a community barbecue cook-off. Shown top left isPete Metz being decorated by Hannah Kiewel. Marcus Martinez sang for the au-dience in the park. Little River Drury seemed to enjoy her snowcone. Jack Taylorand Spencer Andreson, both from Rapid City, sang and played guitars. At right,Kianna Knutson sang and played guitar. Shown below are Brekken Terkildsen,Cord Terkildsen and Jonathon Arnio.
Photos by Del Bartels
Hot Summer Nights
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Thursday:Partly cloudy. High of108F. Winds from the SE at 10 to15 mph.Thursday Night:Partly cloudy inthe evening, then clear. Low of 72F.Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 15 to 20 mph.
Friday:Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstormand rain in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of106F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph shiftingto the West in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30%.Friday Night:Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunder-storm. Low of 68F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mphshifting to the East after midnight. Chance of rain 20%.
Saturday:Partly cloudy. High of102F. Winds from the SSE at5 to 10 mph.Saturday Night:Partly cloudy.Low of 68F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to15 mph.Sunday:Partly cloudy. High of 99F. Windsfrom the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.Sunday Night:Mostly cloudy with achance of a thunderstorm. Low of 70F.Winds from the North at 5 to 20 mph.Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amountsnear 0.2 in. possible.
More than 200 students gradu-ated from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology during itsMay 5 commencement at the Rush-more Plaza Civic Center. Approxi-mately 180 students earned bache-lor of science degrees. Other stu-dents earned master of science, as-sociate and doctorate degrees.Among area students graduatingwere:Tyler W. Olivier, son of Bryanand Sharon Olivier, Philip –bach-elor of science, CENG computer en-gineering.Sierra R. Slovek, daughter of Paul Slovek and Tena Slovek,Philip –bachelor of science, CEEcivil engineering.Stacy Weller, daughter of Donadn Dody Weller, Philip –bachelorof science, magna cum laude, inter-disciplinary sciences pre-profes-sional health sciences.
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Northern State University, Ab-erdeen, has released its dean’s listfor the spring 2012 semester.To be eligible, full time studentsmust earn at least a 3.5 grade pointaverage for the semester.Those who have earned a GPA of 3.50-3.99 include Molly Coyle,daughter of Mark and DeniseCoyle, Philip.Those who have earned a GPA of 4.0 include Jordan Smith, son of Ray and Donna Smith, Philip, andLincoln Smith, son of Keith andDeb Smith, Quinn.
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A total of 324 students atMitchell Technical Institute havebeen placed on the fall semester2012 president's list. Full time stu-dents with a GPA of 3.5 or higherreceived this honor.Included on the spring 2012president’s list are:Devon Ehlers, son of Don andBonnie Ehlers, Philip –electricalutilities and substation technology.AdamMartin, son of Donnie andCarmen Fees, Philip –satellitecommunications.Jordan Hauk, son of Duane andJ’Nai Hauk, Quinn –electrical con-struction and maintenance.
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Saint Mary’s University,Winona, Minn., has released itsdean’s list for the 2011-2012 secondsemester. Making that list is ZanePekron, son of Steven and NinaPekron, Milesville.
College briefs
law enforcement––––––––––––––––––––––– 
5-15-12: Insufficient Fund Check, 1st degree, over $500:
Kalcy Triebwasser, Philip; no plea entered; dismissed - motion bycourt.
5-30-12: Theft by Insufficient Funds Check:
 Triebwasser;no plea entered; dismissed - motion by prosecutor.
1-15-12: Driving Under Influence, 1st offense:
Lacy R.Walker, Pierre; fined $484. Plea - guilty by POA.
Open AlcoholicBev. Container Accessible in Vehicle:
Walker; no plea entered;dismissed - motion by prosecutor. Conditions: 1) Obey all laws forone year; 2) 24/7 program; 3) Pay all fines and court appointedattorney fees within six months.
5-22-12: Careless Driving:
Reed Johnson, Philip; fined $110.
5-30-12: Illegal Dumping:
Glen Hovland, Milesville; fined$110.
5-25-12: Seat Belt Violation:
Daniel L. VanLaar, Sioux Falls;fined $25.
6-4-12: Failure to Stop:
 Thor K. Roseth, Philip; fined $110.
Hot flashes
... by Del Bartels 
Hot! Dry! Miserable! That is what the weather has been. We coulduse a break. Dry days are needed for harvesting wheat, but the marketdoesn’t call much for cooked wheat. Livestock are drinking up what re-mains of stock dams and creeks. Windbreaks are not as important asshade. Fix the tractor’s power take-off or fix its air conditioning? Anyhotter and a fire won’t be needed for branding irons. It’s getting to thepoint that if you don’t cry about it, you might as well laugh about it. Yeah, laugh like you’re in an asylum.Science fiction fantasies are becoming common daydreams for me.Wouldn’t it be neat to have the ray gun invented by Mr. Freeze in theBatman comics? You could hold an ice skating party on what is left of your stock dam. Your barn could be an ice block factory. A 100-foot tallwall of ice could line the western border of the county so the breezewould cool everything down ... for maybe a day or two. Then the raygun’s power would give out, and I would no longer be the “cool” guy Ithought I was; my weapon would be useless. If I was Frosty the Snow-man, I would be comfortable –for about 15 minutes, then become a wetspot under some cow. I wish I was Iceman from the X-men comics! Allthe hot ladies would hug me ... so they could cool down. My hair wouldbe a mess from all the cowlicks as livestock thought I was a popsicle.The time machine in the book by H. G. Wells could transport me tonext winter, but the shock of going from 115 degrees to -20 degreeswould probably kill me. I could leave this heat for a secret mission, likeJames Bond, but with my luck it would be in Cairo, Egypt, or Death Valley, Calif., or as a sleeper agent in Philip, S.D. Which would beworse: riding a camel across the Sahara with no water, or riding a 1996Chevy pickup across western South Dakota with no air conditioner?I’ll take the camel.The worst curse upon someone is now, “May your air conditionerbreak down!” The newly blacktopped school parking lot is melting tires. Vehicles painted black must now carry environment hazard warnings.Sunbathers, fanatics as they are, are being safety-oriented by usingegg timers. Sheared sheep are standing in line for sun block. SFP-15won’t cut it; try opaque. Watch where you step; the breakfast specialis cooking in a black frying pan set in the sun on the sidewalk. Minutesteaks take only 35 seconds. Communications have slowed; cell phonetowers and land line wires are drooping in the heat. Three televisionweather forecasters have quit; that or get tarred and feathered. Insteadof mowing lawns, young businessmen are making blocked mud pies,setting them in the sun, and are threatening the brick market. Themost booked vacation get-away is Antarctica.The heat is oppressive. We can’t wait for winter, but we can’t speedit along. Then, in January during a blizzard, we’ll be thinking of the“good ol’ days of summer.” No, I don’t really think so.
The Simulation in Motion truck helped local medical personal train in life-likeemergency situations, using computerized, state-of-the-art medical dummies.The SIMS mobile emergency room also stopped for training with the Philip Am-bulance Service. Above, from left, are Philip Health Services, Inc., personnel Chris-tine Nadala, Kim Kanable, Christy Harry and Kalcy Triebwasser. Below are Car-men Fees, Krista O’Dea, Tina Kochersberger, Linda Smith and J’Nai Hauk.
Courtesy photos
 Simulation in Motion
Milesville Rangers 4-H Cub held a dairy promotion, June 23 at the Milesville Hall.The evening was attended by members of the community. Club members hadgames for the children, while the adults played pitch. Members furnished home-made ice cream and pie. The South Dakota Dairy Council asks organizations topromote dairy products during June. This is one of their community servicesthroughout the year. The Milesville Rangers have been participating in this pro-motion for the past 20 years.
Courtesy photo
Ice cream –4-H style
Preparing Deep Creek School for reopening
Haakon School District maintenance personnel have been busy this summer preparing the Deep Creek School for reopening this fall. The school has seen someminor remodeling, grounds maintenance and a fresh paint job inside and out. The playground equipment was refurbished, a shower and water heater have been in-stalled and a kitchenette will soon be installed. A deck was removed and will be replaced with steps. The floors will also be refinished this summer. From left areCasey Seager, summer employee Reed Johnson, and head maintenance Mike Gebes. Not pictured is summer employee Seth Haigh. The school was last used in2005.
duced. The most recent crop reporthad pasture and range conditionsat 33 percent poor or very poor withalfalfa reported at 56 percent poorto very poor," he said.Corn is already or very close totasseling. Todey said widespreadreports of corn being stressed haveshown up over the last two to threeweeks. “With the warm tempera-tures and limited moisture, muchof the corn crop is experiencingsome stress. Total losses will notbecome apparent for some time,”Todey said.He added that water shut-off or-ders for non-domestic water usehave gone out on Battle Creek nearHermosa. Other streams are beingwatched closely.The NOAA Climate PredictionCenter’s eight to 14-day outlookscontinue the recent trend of likelywarmer and drier conditions. Thecurrent maps show a strong likeli-hood for warmer than average con-ditions to continue throughout thebalance of July. Similarly precipi-tation is more likely to be below av-erage through the month. The com-bination leads to continued andlikely some worsening of droughtconditions not only in SouthDakota, but across much of themiddle part of the country.South Dakota State UniversityExtension will provide weeklydrought briefings throughout the2012 growing season. To keep up todate on how the drought is impact-ing South Dakota's agriculture in-dustry, visit iGrow.org.
The United States Drought Mon-itor now indicates abnormally dryto severe drought spanning acrossSouth Dakota. The entire state isdepicted 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 localizedareas. “The recent seven to 10 daysof heat and limited rainfall haveaccelerated drought conditionsstatewide,” said Laura Edwards,Extension climate field specialist. Above average temperatures in-crease water demand by crops andvegetation, in an already water-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 30 percent in-crease in the area experiencing asignificant level of drought im-pacts,” said Edwards. Almost 20percent of the state is in severedrought. This is the most state cov-erage 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 the last60 days. Some climate observing lo-cations in the southern countieshave experienced dry periods thatrank in the top 10 driest combinedMay and June on record. The StateClimate Office's observation net-work has confirmed the dry and hotclimate of late, as temperatures
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soared over 100 across the south.“A report of 112 degrees inHoover in June was the highesttemperature statewide since July2007,” said Edwards.Most climate locations havemeasured around 50 percent of av-erage rainfall over the last twomonths.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 waterquality for cattle.
Drought status; most S.D. severe, worsening
South Dakota artists have until August 1 to submit purchase pro-posals for the South Dakota ArtsCouncil's Art for State Buildingsprogram.Work purchased this year will beinstalled in public access areas of the Capitol and/or other statebuildings in the Capitol Complex.Works offered for purchase shouldbe submitted to the SDAC. SouthDakota artists whose body of workhas contributed to the state’s cul-tural heritage and development areencouraged to apply.Information about the selectionof artwork and a complete requestfor proposals can be viewed atwww.artscouncil.sd.gov/news/art-forbldgcalll.aspx, by calling 773-3301 or emailing sdac@state.sd.us.
 Sell your art to South Dakota
Rural Living
Thursday, July 19, 2012 • The Pioneer Review •
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Drought Resources
One of the challenges that everyfarmer and rancher (and Exten-sion worker) dreads seems to besetting in on much of SouthDakota, as well as much of thecountry –drought. About everyday recently, calls come in to theWinner Regional Extension Cen-ter, and I’m sure others, regardingquestions about salvaging cornfields for livestock feed and otherdrought-related issues. Fortu-nately, most producers seem to beaware of potential nitrate poison-ing, but need clarification on anumber of details.When drought strikes, there is along list of potential concerns thatproducers have questions about,and may not have dealt with for awhile. SDSU Extension has gearedup for drought response severaltimes in the past, and is activelyworking on updating existing re-sources and making them avail-able.One avenue of making resourcesavailable is the new teaching plat-form for SDSU Extension, iGrow,which can be found at: http://igrow.org/. Beginning on July 16, anew “community” will be createdunder the Livestock and Agron-omy tabs, labeled “Drought”. Youcan look there for a number of re-sources which will be helpful. Reg-ular news releases have and willcontinue to appear in SouthDakota newspapers, targeting spe-cific topics.For detailed information on spe-cific topics, SDSU Extension reliesheavily on publications and fact-sheets, virtually all of which arepublished online, as well as avail-able in print form. To obtainprinted copies, visit your closestRegional Extension Center, orthey may be available at mostCounty Extension Offices. If youhave Internet access, you can alsoobtain them via http://igrow.org/,and/or by visiting the “SDSU Ex-tension Resources” website: www.sdstate.edu/sdces/store/index.cfm.Type one or more keywords in the“Search Publications” box to nar-row your search, and try a varietyof keywords if you’re not findingwhat you want.Sometimes it is more helpful totalk to a live person in getting helpand the answer to your questions.The re-organization of SDSU Ex-tension has now located the ex-pertise of SDSU in eight regionalcenters. One of these centers maybe located in your community, andif so, give them a visit. The hiringprocess to staff the centers withexperts in a variety of specialtiesis progressing, but not complete. If the person you need to consult isn’tat the center you visit, or isn’t in,someone who can help is only aphone call away. The eight Re-gional Extension Centers and thetelephone numbers to reach themare: Aberdeen Regional Center -626-2870; Lemmon Regional Cen-ter - 374-4177; Mitchell RegionalCenter - 995-7378; Pierre RegionalCenter - 773-8120, Rapid City Re-gional Center - 394-1722; SiouxFalls Regional Center - 782-3290;Watertown Regional Center - 882-5140; Winner Regional Center -842-1267.Although the bulk of whatSDSU Extension provides is infor-mation, we also offer some serv-ices, such as testing livestockwater for Total Dissolved Solids(TDS), and Quick Nitrate Tests forForages. Each Regional ExtensionCenter and some County Exten-sion Offices have meters and testkits to perform these services.
8/16: Winter Wheat Meeting,6:30 pm CT, Auditorium, Draper
E xtension News
by Bob FanningField Specialist, WinnerRegional Extension Center
 G uaran teed Prize Mone y 1 s t   $ 1,8 0 02nd   $ 1, 0 0 0 3rd   $ 75 04 t h   $5 0 0
 $ 1 0 0  bon u s  for  t he  fa s te s t  time in eac h e ven t !
Ranch Rodeo
Sunday, August 12th
Lower Brule, South Dakota
Steer Tiedown
Saddle Horse Relay
Crazy Man’s Race
Sort & Pen
Bronc Ride from Chutewith Stock Saddle
Entry Fee: $100 per 4-man TeamLimited to 10 Teams
(Each entrant only allowed to be on one team)
To enter, you must callJohn McCauley Cell: (605) 734-1042Home: (605) 473-5892
Rules Meeting: 12:30 p.m. (CST)
Rodeo starts at 1:00 p.m. (CST)
Horse Races to Follow Rodeo 
Free Admission! Concessions Available!
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Harvesting the golden fields of wheat in Haakon County
The final rounds of wheat harvest are being completed in Haakon County. This spring wheat field just south of Harlan Moos’ residence was being combined last Wednesday. Photo by Nancy Haigh
Farm families that have enjoyed100 or 125 years of life on the farmor ranch have the opportunity to behonored during the South DakotaState Fair on Thursday, August 30.Century Farms have been recog-nized at the State Fair since 1984by the South Dakota Departmentof Agriculture and the SouthDakota Farm Bureau.Farms and ranches that hadbeen family-owned for 125 years ormore were recognized in a quasqui-centennial event last year. Thattradition will continue this year.Recognition of the quasquicenten-nial farms will immediately followthe Century Farms program.“Farm and ranch families are thebackbone of South Dakota agricul-ture,” said SDFB President Scott Vander Wal. “Families that havesurvived 125 years of drought,floods, winter storms, insects anddifficult economic times should berecognized for their great achieve-ments.”A farm or ranch is eligible forCentury Farm recognition if atleast 80 acres of original land hasbeen continuously owned by thesame family for 100 years orlonger. A Quasquicentennial Farmmust meet the same acreage re-quirements and be owned by thesame family for 125 years orlonger.“It takes many generations of commitment to keep a farm orranch in the family for 100 or 125years,” said South Dakota Secre-tary of Agriculture Walt Bones.“These farm and ranch familiesrepresent the steadfast dedicationthat South Dakota has to agricul-ture. Agriculture is here to stay.”Application forms can be ob-tained online for both the CenturyFarm and the QuasquicentennialFarm recognition at www.sdfbf.org,http://sdda.sd.gov/Secretary/Cen-tury-Farms or by calling 605-353-8052. All forms must be completedand notarized before being re-turned by August 13 to the SouthDakota Farm Bureau, P.O. Box1426, Huron, SD, 57350.The South Dakota State Fair willrun August 30 through September3 at the state fairgrounds inHuron. For more information, logonto www.sdstatefair.com.
Centennial and 125 yearfarm and ranch awards
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A Beadle County blood donor isSouth Dakota’s first human WestNile Virus detection of the season,the state health department re-ported, Friday, July 13. The indi-vidual was in the 20-29 age group.“This individual was not ill butwas detected through the routinescreening of blood donations thattakes place to make sure the bloodsupply is safe,” said Dr. LonKightlinger, state epidemiologistfor the department. “It’s a clear in-dication that mosquito-to-humanWNV transmission is taking placeand people need to protect them-selves.”To prevent mosquito bites andreduce the risk of WNV, the de-partment recommends the follow-ing personal precautions:•Use mosquito repellents(DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eu-calyptus, or IR3535) and limit ex-posure by covering up.•Limit time outdoors from duskto midnight when culex mosquitoesare most active.•Get rid of standing water thatgives mosquitoes a place to breed.•Support local mosquito controlefforts.Personal precautions are espe-cially important for those at highrisk for WNV – people over 50,pregnant women, transplant pa-tients, individuals with diabetes orhigh blood pressure, and those witha history of alcohol abuse. Peoplewith a severe or unusual headacheshould see their physician.Seven mosquito pools have alsotested positive for WNV so far thisseason in South Dakota, two inBrookings County and five inBrown County. All of the positivepools were culex tarsalis, the pri-mary carrier of the virus in SouthDakota.View WNV prevention informa-tion at http://westnile.sd.gov and atthe SDSU Cooperative ExtensionService website http://www.sdstate.edu/sdces/issues/wnv.cfm.
First case of West Nile Virus casereported in South Dakota

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