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Pioneer Review, September 27, 2012

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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 5Volume 107September 27, 2012
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by Del Bartels
Saturday, September 29, will bethe final day of Milesville Postmas-ter Gayla Piroutek fulfilling the of-ficial duties that she has done forthe last 33 years. Piroutek is retir-ing.A community gathering at theMilesville Hall was held onWednesday, September 26, tohonor her years of service.Originally established in 1907,Milesville Post Office, 20318Milesville Road, Milesville, SD57553, has for many years beenopen from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.,Monday through Saturday. PatHanrahan has been assisting withthe post office duties.Piroutek believed that theMilesville office is the only one inSouth Dakota that does not havepost office boxes. All the Milesvillecustomers get their mail by way of mail carrier.Piroutek said that the USPS hasnot found anyone else to operatethe local office yet. It is not closedcompletely, but will not be open forbusiness. The office is under anemergency suspension. Piroutekhad been lead to believe that emer-gency suspensions can go on foryears, until the office reopens oruntil the postal service drops thepost office.Steve Carter, manager of post of-fice operations for western SouthDakota, based out of Rapid City,has been Piroutek’s superior.Peter Nowacki, Minneapolis,Minn., with the USPS has morethan 1,900 post offices in his terri-tory. He stated that operations atthe Milesville Post Office are cur-rently located in the residence of the current postmaster. WhenPiroutek retires, the postal serviceswill no longer have access to thatfacility and it cannot yet find asuitable replacement. Deliveryservice for the community will con-tinue to be provided by a HighwayContract Route originating inPhilip. Any impact to the surround-ing post offices will be minimal.Though the USPS website listspossible office closures in SouthDakota for Aberdeen and Pierre, itdoes not list smaller post officessuch as Milesville. According toNowacki, customers in communi-ties like Milesville are notified of possible closures directly by letter.
Milesville postmaster retires
The structure of what was Jim and Thelma Heltzel’s house was torn down September 20. The old quonset building next tothe house was also torn down. Dakota Mill and Grain, Inc., has started to bring in fill material for the leveling of the con-struction site near the railroad tracks west of the current Dakota Mill and Grain, Inc. When the new grain bins have beenerected and the railroad siding has been put in, then the old buildings of the company’s Philip site will also be torn down.Construction might begin before the end of the year.
Photo by Del Bartels
Demolition, then construction
Terry Henrie, a physician assis-tant at Philip Health Services, Inc.,completed a 26.2 mile race, Sep-tember 22, in full military uniformand boots as part of a SouthDakota National Guard team.His team completed the eventwith a combination of running andwalking in six hours and 57 min-utes, winning first place in the co-ed military team division.The annual Black Hills VeteransMarch, an event open to militaryand civilian teams and individuals,began in 2004 as a way to honorthe sacrifices of the nation’s ser-vicemen and women. Therun/march takes place each fall onthe Mickelson Trail from Rochfordto Deadwood. Since its inception,the memorial march has grown tohundreds of marchers from acrossthe United States. It is sponsoredby the South Dakota NationalGuard Enlisted Association.Henrie began training for theevent in June, running three to fivedays a week. His longest trainingrun was 17 miles. Henrie, a captainin the State Medical Command,was part of the unit’s five-memberteam. Other team members wereunit commander Dan Jansen, EricEidem, Sarah Neugebauer andDaene Boomsma.The rules require military en-trants to wear their complete serv-ice uniform and boots. Uniformtops and headgear had to be wornat the start and the finish, andcould only be removed during therace if the participant carriedthem. To reinforce the team con-cept, teams were required to staytogether throughout the entirecourse, and to finish together. Sev-eral rest stops were available alongthe way to provide the marcherswith drinks, snacks, and a place tostop and change into dry socks orcare for their feet.According to Henrie and his fel-low team members, wearing mili-tary boots was the most difficult as-pect of the race. Although the teamwore upgraded boots with ad-vanced cushioning and flexibility,the weight and friction of thefootwear caused hot spots and blis-ters. One marcher reported losingtwo toenails due to pressure fromboots.Despite the difficulties, the teamagreed it was a positive experience,embodying the themes of the event:test your endurance, exercise yourpatriotism, and remember the vet-erans. Final results and photos areposted online at www.blackhillsveteransmarch.com
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Henrie in veterans march marathon
First place winners in the co-ed military team division of the Black Hills VeteransMarch, September 22. Pictured from left: Eric Eidem, Dan Jansen, Sarah Neuge-bauer, Terry Henrie and Daene Boomsma.
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Tomilyn Trask fulfilled part of her education observation requirements fromChadron State College by visiting Deb Snook’s math classes at Philip High School,September 24-25. This is part of her student teacher training under her educationmajor. “I come home every weekend, so it was easier to stay here and observe,”said Trask. “I think Mrs. Snook is the best math teacher in the world.” She con-tinued, “I started off with biology pre-medicine and then realized I didn’t want togo to school that long,” said Trask. “And, I like math and it comes easy for me.”She said that all college students in education must pass a background checkbefore their teacher observation. Shown with Trask is PHS student WyattSchaack. In the background, from left, are Afton Burns, Snook and Nelson Hol-man.
Photo by D. Bartels
Teacher observation
Badlands National Park will be joining national park units acrossthe country in celebrating NationalPublic Lands Day with fee freeentry into the park.National Public Lands Daybegan in 1994 and is intended toencourage shared stewardship of our nation's public lands. Today,NPLD is the nation's largesthands-on volunteer effort to im-prove and enhance federal, stateand local public lands. In BadlandsNational Park, volunteers and staff will be working with park visitorsat the Ben Reifel Visitor Center,providing information on enjoyingthe park’s many hiking, campingand other recreational activities.Superintendent Eric Brunne-mann stated, “This day allows us torecognize those who protect andserve our public lands in our ownagency as well as for our partners.”This year, NPLD will be cele-brated on Saturday, September 29. Visitors who arrive on the 29th willbe allowed to enter the park free of charge. Those who plan to spendtime in the park beyond the 29thwill need to pay the regular en-trance fee for the remainder of their stay.Park visitors are reminded thatthe fee-free designation applies toentrance fees only and does not af-fect fees for camping, reservations,tours or use of concessions. Parkentrance stations will have Intera-gency Senior and Annual Passesavailable for those who wish to pur-chase them.Additional fee-free days in 2012will include Veteran's Day week-end, November 10-12. For more onwhat there is to see and do in Bad-lands National Park, visit www.nps.gov/badl.
Badlandsfree day Sept. 29
The South Dakota Game, Fishand Parks Department has beenmonitoring die-offs of white-taileddeer across portions of the stateand must make adjustments tosome West River deer huntingunits.Epizootic hemorrhagic disease(EHD) has been confirmed inwhite-tailed deer, and many of thedeer deaths being reported by thepublic are suspected to be the re-sult of that disease. EHD is not in-fectious to humans.In response to the disease, all un-sold licenses will be removed fromthe following deer hunting units forthe West River deer season: Ben-nett County –11A-09 and 11B-17,Gregory County –30A-19 and 30B-19, and Jackson County –39B-09.In addition, 200 licenses will be re-moved for Meade County –49B-09.“As the department continues tomonitor the outbreak of EHD overthe next couple of weeks, we willprovide additional recommenda-tions to the Game, Fish and ParksCommission at its October meetingto address East River deer units,”said GF&P Secretary Jeff Vonk.“Currently, the department plansto recommend that the commissionremove all unsold licenses in BonHomme, Hutchinson, and Yanktoncounties and make significant re-ductions to leftover licenses inBrule and Charles Mix counties forthe second draw of the East Riverdeer season. Between now and thenext commission meeting, we willcontinue our surveillance effortswith the possibility of additional li-cense reductions.”Aside from conducting groundsurveillance and collecting reportsfrom the public, GF&P is also usingaerial flights to help determine theseverity of deer mortalities.“Reports of dead deer are comingfrom across the state, and in someinstances landowners are tellingtraditionally hosted hunters thatopportunities will be limited,” Vonksaid. “With that in mind, GF&P isnotifying deer hunters that theycan voluntarily return a deer li-cense for any season prior to thestart of that respective season andreceive a full refund.”Hunters desiring a refund for adeer license should send their li-cense, including all tags, to GF&PLicensing Office, 20641 SD High-way 1806, Fort Pierre, SD 57532.EHD is common in white-taileddeer and is typically detected inlate summer or early fall. The virusis spread by a biting midge andcauses extensive internal hemor-rhaging. Many deer exhibit no clin-ical signs and appear perfectlyhealthy, while others may havesymptoms such as respiratory dis-tress, fever and swelling of thetongue. With highly virulentstrains of the virus, deer can bedead within one to three days. Inan attempt to combat the highfever, affected deer are often foundin low-lying areas or near rivers,ponds and other waters.GF&P continues to ask individu-als who see sick deer or find deaddeer to contact their local conserva-tion officer or call the Pierre officeat 605-773-5913. For more infor-mation, visit http://gfp.sd.gov/wildlife/diseases/epizootic-hemor-rhagic-disease.aspx.
Deer die-offs; license cut backs, refunds
by Nancy Haigh
The 2013 budget for HaakonCounty was approved by the com-missioners at a special meetingTuesday, September 25. Auditor Pat Freeman noted theonly change from the provisionalbudget was $300 taken from her of-fice’s account and placed in the li-brary fund to cover a salary raisefor Karel Reiman, librarian in Mid-land.The board unanimously ap-proved the budget.Kenny Neville, Haakon Countyhighway superintendent, spoke tothe board regarding site prepara-tion at the Robb’s Flat location.Sheriff Fred Koester informedthe commission that Mike Koffler,deputy sheriff, has resigned his po-sition. The board approved forKoester to advertise the position.The commissioners will meet inregular session Tuesday, October2.
Annual budget approvedfor Haakon County
South Dakota State UniversityExtension will host training ses-sions focused on estate planningand transitioning the family oper-ation in Philip, Lemmon, Redfield,Chamberlain, Yankton and Brook-ings, beginning October 22.Sustaining the Legacy confer-ences have helped farm and ranchfamilies across the state get startedon their plans by providing thetools and resources needed to getstarted and the know-how to get itcompleted, said Heather Gessner,SDSU Extension livestock businessmanagement field specialist.“Each session is filled with im-portant information that can helpfarm and ranch families addressquestions they may face as parentsor grandparents get older and con-sider their legacy,” said Gessner,
Estate planning, farm transitionconferences to be in Philip
 
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I unclogged the drain on thebathroom sink earlier this week. Ithad been getting worse and worseover the last month to six weeksuntil it had become very slow toempty. Using it required a bit morepatience than I had. It was time orpast time to fix things.Accordingly, I rounded up thebig pliers-like tool I bought agesago after seeing plumber Lloydusing one like it to good effectmany times. A couple of screw-drivers were grabbed as well. ThenI cleaned out the vanity under thesink just in case I made an unmit-igated mess which was somewhatlikely going on past experience.Taking a deep breath, I adjustedthe pliers to the size of the nut onthe plastic pipe and tentativelygave it a turn. It moved easily.“Oh, good!” I said. The nut on theother side of the trap moved just aseasily. I could unscrew both of them by hand from there on.Oddly enough, the trap was com-pletely clear. The problem had tobe farther up. I probed up therewith a big screwdriver and broughtsome stuff out, but the clog seemedto be higher still. Standing up, Iconsidered how to get the drainplug out since some of those areconnected by complicated screwcontraptions that have completelydefeated me in the past. When Igave a tug, though, the plug cameright out. “That was easy,” I said inrelief. From there I could see theobstruction, and the screwdriversoon had it out. It was a nasty globof hair and unidentifiable slime. Itonly took a minute or two to re-move it and flush the pipe into thepail I had under the drain below.Mission accomplished except forreconstruction.Luckily, the plug snapped rightback in, and the trap went back onabout as easily as it had come off. Itightened things with the pliersand tested my work by runningsome water through. No leaks. Ex-cellent! A few wipes with a coupleof paper towels and the job wasdone. “That was easy,” I said tomyself. “Why didn’t I do thatweeks ago?”“Because you don’t have anyconfidence in your plumbingskills,” was my immediate reply tomyself. And that is so. It is not anarea where I shine. I can do suchthings, but natural talent, aptitudeand experience are somewhat lack-ing. As a result, I would rather putup with the inconvenience of a slowdrain than actually try to fix it.As you know, a lack of confidencecan inhibit our attempts to do var-ious things. We might kind of wantto do various jobs or activities butdon’t because we aren’t sure wecan pull it off. Dealing with electri-cal matters certainly falls into thatcategory with me. I’m not very con-fident when it comes to plumbing,but double or triple that with elec-tricity. You might make a big messif you goof up in plumbing, but youcould end up dead through a mis-take with electricity. I’m not surethat will ever change with me so Iam not hesitant to call in an actualelectrician if things look somewhatbeyond me. I plan to continue thatpractice.In other areas, though, I can ac-complish what I want to do if Iwork at it. About the first thing Ineed to do, however, is relax. If you’re all tensed up, you can’t domuch. This I learned in partthrough playing complicated musi-cal pieces in public. If you’re tootense, your music won’t be verygood or you’ll scramble the hardparts. I have to just tell myself that, yes, there is a chance I’ll goof up and embarrass myself, but,what the heck. So be it. I’m goingto give it a shot anyway and try tohave a good time in the process. A lot of practice beforehand, of course, will make public perform-ance easier.Public speaking is another in-stance of where one needs to con-sciously relax. Seeing all thoseeyes watching you could possiblymake one tense. I don’t have muchof a problem with that anymore,but it was harder to do earlier inlife when I’d had no experiencewith it.You know, when Joshua wasabout to lead the Israelites into thePromised Land, God repeatedlytold him, “Be strong and coura-geous. Be strong and courageous.”This was possible for Joshua be-cause God had promised to be withhim and help him. God promises todo the same for us if we trust him,even in everyday matters likeplumbing.Oh dear! Wife Corinne just in-formed me that another drain inthe house is having problems andcould use some work. Perhaps I’dbetter deal with that while my tri-umph over the first drain is stillfresh in my mind. As the littletrain says in the childhood storyabout climbing a steep hill, “I thinkI can. I think I can. I think I can.”
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who is organizing the conferences.“Producers have told me that thevalue of this program was $1 mil-lion, due to the changes they madeto their estate plan and the reduc-tion of potential estate taxes.”Extension staff and industry pro-fessionals will help participants de-velop the tools they need in orderto face estate-planning challengeswith less stress.Conference dates and locations:Lemmon –Ocober 22, 23, 29 and30 at the SDSU Regional Exten-sion Center, 408 8th Street West.Philip –October 25, 26, Novem-ber 1 and 2 at the Bad River SeniorCitizen Center, 115 S. Center Av-enue.Yankton –November 6, 7, 13 and14 at JoDeans, 2809 Broadway Av-enue.Chamberlain/Oacoma Novem-ber 8, 9, 15 and 16 at Cedar Shore,1500 Shoreline Drive, Oacoma.Redfield –December 4, 5, 18 and19 at Leo’s Good Food, 602 N.Main.Brookings –January 3, 4, 10 and11 at the Days Inn, 2500 6thStreet.There is a training cost per per-son. Registration is required sevendays prior to the first meeting date.To register, call Gessner at 605-782-3290. Return the registrationform and funds to Sioux Falls Ex-tension Center, 2001 East 8thStreet, Sioux Falls, SD 57103.Each day of the four-session pro-gram is full of tools and how-to in-formation families can use to cre-ate and implement their individu-alized plan, no matter how big orsmall the operation.Topics for the sessions covercommunication styles, businessstructures, goals, asset distribu-tion, wills and probate, retirementplanning and funding, fair versusequal distribution, tax implicationsfor the operation, life insurance,long-term care insurance, trustsand other topics as determined bythe audiences.“Many of the past participantshave utilized the information fromthe conference to reduce potentialestate taxes and ensure that theiroperation is passed down to thenext generation in a smooth, hasslefree transition,” Gessner said.All family members are encour-aged to attend the sessions, and on-and off-farm heirs are also invitedto learn about the tools and partic-ipate in the discussions.“Past participants have used thisconference to interview attorneysand insurance agents while theyare presenting the basics of usingthe many tools available to them,”Gessner said. “If you are makingplans to retire or becoming a part-ner in the operation, or if you ownfarm or ranch assets, this programis a great start for you. Our goal isto give you the tools to develop yourestate plan and the motivation toget started, combined with somegentle nudging that keeps youmoving forward with the process.”Partial funding for this programis provided by the South DakotaSoybean Research and PromotionCouncil. “SDR&PC is proud to beone of the sponsors for this year'sestate planning workshops. Withrising land values and profit mar-gins, estate planning has neverbeen more important,” said DougHanson, a SDSRPC board memberand a past participant of the con-ference. “My wife and I have at-tended these workshops in the pastand have found them very inform-ative.”For more information, call Gess-ner at the Sioux Falls Regional Ex-tension office at 605-782-3290, or e-mail to heather.gessner@sdstate.edu.
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Circles
... by Del Bartels 
The young mother sat in the hospital bed, holding her newborn andletting the conversations around her go on. Her husband, mother, sisterand many others were there to admire the baby, but also to catch upwith each other. Quietly she cooed to the tiny baby boy as its familycircled around.The only one not present was her father. He had been gone now sev-eral months. She recalled one of her youngest birthdays, when he spunher round and round in circles on the lawn until both of them dizzilystumbled and fell on top of each other, laughing. Several years later,she recalled, her favorite things were for him to stand next to her soshe wouldn’t fall off of the carousel horse or for him to watch as sheclung for dear life to the playground merry-go-round. She rememberedone campfire with a circle of giggling Brownie Girl Scouts cheeringwhen her dad successfully roasted enough marshmallows for each of them on a maze-like snarl of a green branch.Trepidation turned to jubilation as she learned to ride a two-wheelbicycle. Eventually she improved enough to pedal circles around herdad as he walked and she rode to go check the mail. Family meals werefun because everyone would talk and laugh as they sat around thetable. Games that required everyone to play either around the kitchentable or the living room carpet were the most memorable.Then, there was the time her father and she stood across from eachother, with mom and sis filling in the circle around the family dog’sfinal resting place. Such sad times were rare, but odd times of new ex-periences filled the years. At her first school dance, her father stood bythe door talking to other parents after dropping her off. A boy askedher to dance. Shuffling her feet, every time she came around in an awk-ward circle on the dance floor, she spied her dad pretending not to bewatching. He had the weirdest expression, like sadness and pridemixed together. In the next dozen years she had done a lot of growingup. Then, her father danced with her at her wedding.Her husband would sit across from her father when one householdvisited the other. Somehow, them facing each other from opposite endsof the circle around the family table just seemed right, with the twomen in her life making the ends of the circle stronger. Instead of jeal-ousy, she felt a deep sense of sharing when sis got married and theirdad danced with her. Now, for the last few months, the empty chairand silent part of conversations made everything seem lacking, incom-plete. The circles could never be the same, but maybe sort of.Now, with the baby in her arms, she grinned and called for every-one’s attention. She and her husband had decided to name the littlebaby boy after his maternal grandfather. Nods of agreement slowlygrew into congratulations and even to a crazy cheer from her sister. Yes, it was right that some of the circles in her life would carry on.The Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame in-ductees for 2012 include Pat Gup-till, Bob Thorson and Todd Hem-mingson, all of Philip, and Monica(Headlee) Dorn, a former KadokaHigh School graduate.Guptill was inducted for hisachievements in track, football andbasketball, including being a four-year letter winner in all threesports.Dorn was inducted for being an All American cross country runnerin 2000 and competing in three Na-tional Association of Intercollegiate Athletics cross country meets.Thorson and Hemmingson weremembers of the 1983 BHSU foot-ball team, coached by Carl “DukeIverson. The team was SDIC cham-pion with a 5-0-2 record and a 5-2-2 overall record. Thorson filled thekicker position and Hemmingsonplayed defensive back.Other 2012 inductees were SteveHarshman for football andwrestling, Eldon Marshall for boysbasketball coaching, Dana andLaDawn Dykhouse for philan-thropy to BHSU, and the 2000men’s cross country team.
Locals inducted into Black Hills StateUniversity’s Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame
Individual inductees Monica (Headlee) Dorn, left, and PatGuptill, right. with Black Hills State University President Dr.Kay Schallenkamp.
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Hall of fame members of the 1983 BHSU Yellow Jacket foot-ball team, Todd Hemmingson, left, and Bob Thorson, bothof Philip.The annual first and second grade boys’ and girls’ basketball camp was held September 13, 18, 20 and 27, from 3:30 to4:45 p.m. for 32 kids. Head coach was Jenny Terkildsen, with assistant coaches Amber Rush, Terry Holman, Jennifer Jones,Kim Kanable, Tanya Peterson, Tristen Rush and Nelson Holman. Helpers included Abby Martin, Dilyn Terkildsen, Josie Rush
Basketball camps for youth
The annual third and fourth grade boys’ and girls’ basketball camp was held September 12, 17, 19 and 24, from 3:30 to5:00 p.m. The 21 kids were lead by head coaches Terry Holman and Amber Rush, and assistant coaches Tristen Rush andNelson Holman. Back row, from left: Taylor Hanson, Alyssa Walker, Kelcey Butler, Mallory Vetter and Ethan Ferguson. Middleand Mallory Vetter.Back row, from left,are: Wyatt Schriever,Colby Fosheim,Danessa Heltzel,Kade Fitzgerald,Jason Davis, GracieFitzgerald, KarlieCoyle, Levi Williams,Lane Kuchenbeckerand Layton Terkildsen.Third row: Luke Fergu-son, Colden Kramer,Sarah Huston,McKenna McIlravy,Tara Schofield, KiaraPerkins and KashSlovek. Second row:Tukker Boe, Brit Morri-son, Jess Jones, RykerPeterson, WakelyBurns, Dymond Lurz,Rainee Synder andTaylor Ross. Front: Re-hgan Larson, HannahThorson, Macy Martin,Adam Kanable, An-thony Jindra, CohenReckling and JesseFillingim.row: TristenRush, KeltonQuinn, AddieJohnson,Kiarra Moses,Eathan Mar-tin, Jenna En-gbarth, JaidaHaynes,Ethan Burnettand NelsonHolman.Front: BrinHeltzel, DilynTerkildsen,Copper Lurz,AllisonWilliams,Bobbi Kam-merer, McCoyPeterson andSpencer Ross.Not pictured:Brett Daly andSawyer Smith.
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Matching the CroppingSystem to Water Availability
The year 2012 will certainly godown in the record books as one of the driest growing seasons in his-tory, and has also proven to be veryeducational. Granted, that may opti-mistic.It became obvious early in thesummer that some crop sequenceslike corn following corn, soybeans,alfalfa or sunflower were muchshorter on soil moisture than others.No-till fields seemed to withstandthe drought better than tilled fields.Even within fields, large differenceswere seen in how well the crops han-dled the drought, reflecting changesin soil types and the water holdingcapacity of them.As you look ahead to the 2013growing season and beyond, if youplanted a crop that failed in 2012,that may not necessarily be a badthing. That may sound easy to saywhen you don’t farm, but if you farmin such a way that a crop never failsdue to drought, you will not take fulladvantage of a good year.Regardless of your farming tech-nique, good crop rotations havemany benefits; including making thebest use of the rainfall you receive.Producers in dry areas should strivefor a mix of high and low water-usecrops. Producers in better rainfallareas will include more high-usecrops.A good rotation has diversity inplant types, planting dates, and har-vest periods. This diversity spreadsworkloads and decreases insect, dis-ease, and weed pressure. Crop rota-tions also have varying levels of water use intensity. Dwayne Beck,Manager of the Dakota Lakes Re-search Farm, has done some exam-ple calculations on both the diversityand intensity of a variety of crop ro-tations, and has the document avail-able at: www. dakotalakes.com/Pub-lications/DI_Sample_Calculations.pdf. The proper water use intensitywill vary from one area to another.The key is to make use of the rainfallyou receive. As Dwayne Beck says,when a crop fails, that’s what cropinsurance is for.
Nitrate Testing Summary
We were able to summarize alarge number of Nitrate test resultsfrom the 2002 and 2006 droughts,due to the cooperation of the OlsonBiochemistry Lab at SDSU. With theclosing of that lab in the fall of 2011,that resource is no longer available,but one of the private labs recentlyprovided a summary of the Nitratetests they have analyzed to date.SGS Labs, of Brookings, providedanalysis of a number of corn, cornsilage, corn stalks, alfalfa hay, grasshay mix, lambsquarter (weed), oatforage, oat hay, and sorghum/sudangrass samples from June 28-Septem-ber 4, 2012. The samples camelargely from South Dakota, withsome from Minnesota, Iowa and Ne-braska. The majority of the samplescame from southeastern and south-ern South Dakota, and the borderingparts of the other states.The highest level of Nitrate theiranalysis found was 1.14%, which iswell over two times the level that isconsidered safe to feed, even whenmixed with safer feedstuffs. The av-erage level was 0.15%, which is atthe upper limit of safe to feed to non-pregnant animals, and recom-mended to be limited to 50% of theration for pregnant animals. The me-dian level, which is the numericalvalue separating the higher half of the samples from the lower half of the samples, was 0.10%, which issafe to feed to all animals if adequatefeed and water are available. Any of the labs will continue to testforages for Nitrates.
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South Dakotans should be awareof the risk of hantavirus as temper-atures cool off and rodents move in-doors, said a state health official.Hantavirus is caused by a viruscarried by rodents. It can result inHantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome,which fills the lungs with fluid andcan lead to respiratory failure. Deermice are the primary carriers of thevirus that causes the disease.“Routine rodent control measuresare particularly important this timeof year as rodents look to move in-side,” said Dr. Lon Kightlinger,state epidemiologist for the Depart-ment of Health. “The risk for han-tavirus is statewide and year round.It can happen wherever there arerodent infested buildings.”People get infected when theybreathe in aerosolized virus fromthe droppings, urine or saliva of mice. Symptoms usually appearwithin two to four weeks of exposureand include fatigue, a fever of 101-104°, muscle aches, cough, vomitingand diarrhea. Seek medical care im-mediately if you have fever, deepmuscle aches, and severe shortnessof breath after exposure to mice.South Dakota has reported 15cases of hantavirus and five deathssince 1993 when the disease wasfirst detected, including one deathearlier this year. More than 570cases have been reported in theUnited States since 1993, includinga cluster of nine cases this summerat Yosemite National Park in Cali-fornia that has resulted in threedeaths.To control mice and prevent han-tavirus infection, seal gaps aroundroofs, attics, basements, windows,doors, foundations, vents, air condi-tioners, under sinks and other pipes.Set traps where you find mice, nest-ing materials, urine or droppings.Wear rubber or plastic gloves toclean up dead mice or their drop-pings. Spray dead mice, urine ordroppings with a disinfectant or amixture of 1½ cups householdbleach and 1 gallon of water. Soakfor 5 minutes, wipe up with a papertowel and put everything in a plasticbag and seal. Put in a second bagand seal that as well. Clean the areawith a disinfectant or bleach solu-tion. Don't use vacuum cleaners orbrooms, since they can createaerosols. Wash gloved hands withsoap and water and wash againafter taking off gloves. Keep yourhouse and yard free of junk and rub-bish to limit food sources and nest-ing sites for mice. Use thick plasticor metal containers with tight lidsfor garbage and for storing pet food.Learn more at http://doh.sd.gov/hantavirus or http://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/index.html.
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