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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.
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.
... 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.
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.
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
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