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October isNational Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Volume 106Number 14October 18, 2012
News Briefs
The Pennington County Re-publican Party
will be hold-ing an Educational event onTuesday, October 30, 2012 from6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. at theJourney Museum. This event isto provide an opportunity forthe public to visit with the Re-publican candidates and to ed-ucate the public on the Amendments and InitiatedMeasures on the General Elec-tion Ballot. Please RSVP atpenncogop@rushmore.com or348-8396.
“The Journey Mu-seum is a non-profit organiza-tion that does not endorse anycandidate or political issue.” 
 Estate planning meeting:
SDSU Extension will host atraining session on estate plan-ning and transitioning the fam-ily operation on October 25, 26and November 1 & 2 at the BadRiver Senior Center in Philip.Registration is required; call605-782-3290. 
Discussion Group Readers:
Please return your book,Fahrenheit 451, to the libraryso they may be sent back to SDHumanities.
~ by Robyn Jones ~ ~ by Ronda Dennis ~ 
Inside this week’s issue
Sports
CrossCountyCo-opPagePage 6
Sports
Football VolleyballCrossCountryPage 7
News
JKEDCreceives$99,000GrantPage 4
Obituaries
Mary Pekron&GertrudeWooddenPage 2
Classifieds&Thank Yous
Page 9
WickedWitchesCasper  the GhosClub 27 DecoratedfoHalloween
The Kadoka Area School Boardheld their regular monthly meetingon Wednesday, October 10. Boardmembers DJ Addison and KenLensegrav were absent.The minutes from the Septem-ber 12 meeting, financial state-ment, bills and the agenda wasapproved with the addition of acontract ammendment for Annette VanderMay.Superintendent Jamie Hermannshared information that was pre-sented at the NAFIS meeting thathe and Dale Christensen attended.Future proposed changes fromUSDA for the school lunch programwere presented. If some of thechanges are passed, it wouldchange the lunch program drasti-cally, which could include no longerserving milk or cheese.Re-authorizing the ElementarySecondary Education Act (ESEA) isalso being considered. If this wouldhappen it would definitely benefitthe district in a positive manner.Hermann said there was a goodattendance at the public meetingconcerning the proposal of buildinga new gym. The comments receivedwere very positive.Secondary Principal GeorgeSeiler stated that attendance atparent/teacher conferences wasvery good. An average of 23 parentsattended each classroom to discusstheir students’ progress.On October 16 the high schoolbiology class, which is taught byDylan Moro, will present informa-tion about buffalo to the fourthgrade class. On October 17 the bi-ology class and fourth grade will at-tend the buffalo round up in theBadlands National Park.Seiler said that Red Ribbonweek will be observed October 22-25 with various activities, includ-ing an assembly at the auditoriumon the 25th.Discussion was held on thescoreboard at the sports complex.Daktronics has attempted to repairit several times without successand they believe there is an electri-cal short somewhere which wouldrequire disassembling the entirescoreboard. Quotes received for anew scoreboard range in price from$10,000 to $20,000.Elementary Principal Jeff Ne-mecek noted that approximately80% of the parents attended confer-ences.Attendance district wide for theelementary classes averaged95.88% for September.The fifth grade classes, districtwide, have been taking part in theStarbase Program every Monday,which is a five-week program. Thefifth graders will be traveling to the Air and Space Museum atEllsworth AFB on October 15. Theprogram will conclude on October22 with all students having the op-portunity to tour the portable star-dome.Teresa Shuck, National HonorSociety advisor, said the NHS willbe hosting a Halloween Carnivalon Sunday, October 28 from 2 to5:30 p.m. with all proceeds beingdonated to Cystic Fibrosis.Colby Shuck addressed theboard regarding the communitywinter musical. Auditions will beOctober 17 and 19, with perform-ances on November 30, December 1and 2.After an executive session forpersonnel matters, contracts wereapproved for Colby Shuck, schooland community drama $1,200;Keena Byrd-Moro, 7th-8th gradegirls’ basketball coach, $1,050;Grady Brunsch, 5th-8th girls’ bas-ketball coach at Interior, $600;Dylan Moro, asst. boys’ varsity bas-ketball coach, $2,700.Contracts amendments were ap-proved for Reuben Vollmer, custo-dial to $10.25 per hour effectiveNovember 1; Tara Leach, custodialto $10.25 per hour effective Novem-ber 1; Joan Enders, speech facilita-tor to $24,485 to reflect 85% of timefor speech duties; Annette Vander-May, head girls’ basketball coach at$3,450.Authorization was granted toadvertise for a special education in-structional aide at the KadokaSchool. There is a need for addi-tional help in the elementary andmiddle school classrooms.The next board meeting was setfor November 15 at the MidlandSchool. A tour of the building willbe held at 3 p.m. with the meetingto follow at 4:30 p.m.
 School board discusses score boardat sports complex, offers contracts
Inc., Rapid City, regarding the firealarm system for the auditorium.They discussed dates to start thebidding, advertising, etc. It wasnoted that the project needs to bedone prior to mid June.Bar Manager JoBeth Uhlir saidtwo teams want to have a poolleague as in the past. She has beenrunning specials on inventory andis tracking the sales. Other activi-ties at the city bar include Bingoand poker nights. She estimatedthat the poker nights will pick uponce the time changes.The swimming pool has beenwinterized.Dick Stolley mention the light-ing in the auditorium and said thecity should think about it whenworking on next year’s budget.The Chief of Police was unableto attend the meeting, but RyanWillert relayed that there is still askunk problem. There still needs tobe something done at the Triple EMotel, he added.The 2010-2011 audit has beencompleted and the results shouldbe available at the next meeting.The council will meet again onMonday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m.The Kadoka City Council heldtheir regular meeting on Tuesday,October 9 with council membersRyan Willert, Dick Stolley, KiethPrang and Colby Shuck present.Once again, the council tabledapproving the minutes of the Au-gust 13 meeting, due to the absenceof Brad Jorgensen.The minutes of the September10 and September 24 meetingswere approved, along with the billsand financial statement. A plat for the property of SteveJeffords had been dropped off atthe city office by Brad Stone. Aftersome discussion the plat was ap-proved. A building permit was approvedfor Mark Carlson to put up a 20x40shed for Frito Lay along the westside of their existing storage shedunits. A moving permit for Jeff Neme-cek’s double wide was also ap-proved.The council reviewed a letterthat pertains to the bidding systemfrom West Plains Engineering,
City approves buildingand moving permits
Coalition would like to hear fromthe public on their thoughts.The public meetings will be asfollows:Wednesday, October 17, 2012Caputa Store15350 E Hwy 446:30 – 7:00 p.m. Trail Social7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Presentationon the Trail7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Publiccomment periodTuesday, October 23, 2012Kadoka, SDCity Auditorium Annex820 Chestnut Street6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Trail Social7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Presentationon the Trail7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Publiccomment periodFor more information you maycontact Future Focus Consulting at605
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0117 or emailFutureFocusConsulting@midco.netThe West River Trails Coalition,along with Future Focus Consult-ing, will host two public meetingsto hear comments on the proposedMako Sica Trail.The proposed trail would followthe old Chicago, Milwaukee, St.Paul Railroad corridor from RapidCity to Kadoka, SD. This corridorwas purchased by the State of South Dakota in the 1980s and hasbeen rail
banked (a process bywhich a Congressional Action hasdesignated the corridor in perpetu-ity for future transportation uses).If built this rails to trail will beapproximately 100 miles long. Thetrail would run along Hwy 44 Eastof Rapid City to Caputa andthrough the Rapid Creek Drainage,Spring Draw and then throughparts of the Badlands before it con-nects with Kadoka. The trail con-cept is in the feasibility study rightnow and the West River Trails
 West River Trails Coalition to hold public meetings
 Another close call …
Fire broke out Friday afternoon when this pickup, pulling a horse trailer, startedon fire near the westbound mile marker #155 on I-90. Flames were shooting out of the cab of the pickup and thefire broke with a black cloud of smoke toward the north, posing a threat to the Merle and Linda Stilwelll home.Fire departments from Kadoka and several surround towns were able to extinguish the wind-driven blaze beforedoing extensive damage. No buildings or structures were lost. The fire appeared to be approximately one-half mile wide and burned some of Hogen’s CRP and a south pasture of Merle Stilwell’s on land owned by JohnWearner.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
State bound …
The girls’ cross country team was named runner up at the regional meet held in Philiplast week. Pictured Marti Herber, Shaley Herber, Kwincy Ferguson, Scout Sudbeck, Bobby Anderson and VictoriaLetellier. Anderson also qualified as a single runner. See more in this week’s paper.Whooping cough cases are onthe rise and state health officialsare urging parents to make suretheir children are immunized.Nationally, 48 states and Wash-ington, DC, have reported in-creases in whooping cough, alsoknown as pertussis, through Sep-tember. In South Dakota, cases areup 87% over the five-year median,with 56 cases reported as of Octo-ber 3. Most of those cases are inschool-age children and result froman outbreak in a school setting.Pertussis causes uncontrollablecoughing, rib fractures, pneumo-nia, loss of consciousness and evendeath. Very young children are athighest risk, with two-thirds of kids under age 1 who get it needinghospitalization.The Dept. of Health providesfree pertussis vaccine for children,with doses recommended at 2months, 4 months, 6 months, 15-18months, and 4-6 years. Childrenneed the complete series to be fullyprotected. A booster dose is alsorecommended at 11-12 years as im-munity begins to wane. Thatbooster dose is free as well.The booster dose protects middleschool students from the diseaseand increases the ring of protectionaround vulnerable infants. Be-cause whooping cough is highlycontagious and spreads easily inthe school setting, immunizing theolder age group also helps decreasethe likelihood of outbreaks.Contact your usual vaccineprovider to request the vaccine.
 Whooping cough
 
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Ingredients:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup marshmallow creme3 medium tart apples2 tablespoons lemon juice2 tablespoons water 
Directions:
•In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, brown sugar, caramel topping andvanilla until smooth; fold in marshmallow creme. Cut apples vertically into thinslices.•In a small bowl, combine lemon juice and water; toss apples in lemon juicemixture. Drain.Serve apple slices. Yield: 2 cups.
Caramel Apple Dip
1 Peter 1:6-7God is always at work in our lives. Even during sea-sons of adversity, He wants to accomplish somethingpowerful and good. How should this knowledge affectour response? Today's passage teaches us to choose torejoice during difficult times. This doesn't mean we have to be happy about the hardship itself. Instead, joy comes from drawing close to the Lord and believing steadfastly that through His redemptive power,He is growing and preparing us. If your usual response to trials is anxiety, anger, or depression, the ideaof having joy in the midst of a negative situation might not seem logical. However, if you look beneaththe surface, you will discover that this biblical directive makes sense for several reasons.Often, our natural reaction to pain is to run in the opposite direction, and as fast as possible. However,God wants to teach us endurance--much like a long-distance runner builds up strength in training--sothat we can fully benefit from what He is doing in our hearts. He uses trials as a refining fire to purifyus like gold and bring us to greater spiritual maturity. As we realize that we are actually being mademore complete through our adversities, we'll begin to face challenging times with confidence that He al-ways has our best interest in mind.While a worldly viewpoint sees hope and joy in the midst of dark times as naïve, a spiritual perspectivediscerns that we're really progressing on a journey toward life at its fullest. We can be filled with super-natural joy, knowing that the Lord is making us into world-changing spiritual warriors.
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Polish sausage and sauerkraut,mashed potatoes, sliced carrots,corn bread, and applesauce.
Tuesday, October 23
Oven crisp chicken, mashed po-tato casserole, spinach with vine-gar, bread, and tropical fruit.
 Wednesday, October 24
Hungarian goulash, creamedcorn, french bread, and mandarinoranges.
Thursday, October 25
Roast beef, mashed potatoes andgravy, green beans, dinner roll,and mixed fruit.
Friday, October 26
Homemade pizza, tossed salad, juice, and fresh fruit.
Meals forthe Elderly
 TRAFFIC/COURT REPORT  Jackson County, SD
 SPEEDING ON INTERSTATE HWY:
July 2012
Sherri Husler, Denver, CO$125Dawn Nelson, Silverdale, WA $125Harold Seeley, Mavston, WI $125Michael McEachern, Sioux Falls $125Matthew Olson, Cottage Grovee, WI $125Mark Kowalke, St. Michael, MN $145 Arlen Brother of All, Rapid City $105 Aung Htay, Des Moines, IA $125Katie Boyle, West Jordan, UT $125Brittany Calder, Boerne, TX $125
 SPEEDING STATE HIGHWAYS:
July 2012
Christine Gentry, Rapid City $125
 SPEEDING OTHER ROADWAYS:
July 2012
Connor Ulness, Coon Rapids, MN $145Shelley Gardner, Pembroke Pines, FL $165James Pedler, Wanblee $165Lisa Bryan, Parmalee $165
 SPEED LIMITS IN AREAS OF ROADCONSTRUCTION:
July 2012
Michael Burg, St. Anthony, IA $125
FAILURE TO DISPLAY FUEL PERMIT:
July 2012
Gary Degan, Ellendale, MN $170
OPERATE OVERSIZE/OVERWIDTH VEHICLE:
July 2012
Gary Degan, Ellendale, MN $125
REARLAMPS REQUIRED:
July 2012
Brett Gardner, Interior $120
CARELESS DRIVING:
July 2012
 Andreas Wolf, Waukesha, WI $98
NO DRIVERS LICENSE:
July 2012
 Arlen Brother of All, Rapid City $120Jed Rahfaldt, Rapid City $120
Reckless Driving:
07-13-12: Allen Backen,
Sturgis: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 06-06-12; Fineand costs $170; Possession: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 07-25-12; Fine andcosts $300; 10 days jail suspended based on the following conditions:obey all laws for one year, pay fine and costs, including any blood testcosts if applicable.
Driving Under the Influence - 1st Offense &Possession of Alcohol by Minor:
07-15-12: Joseph Rosales,
Kyle: DUI: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 07-25-12; Fine and costs $584; 30 days jail with 28 days suspended; Posses-sion: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 07-25-12; Fine and costs $138; Jail time issuspended based on the following conditions: obey all laws for one year,pay fine and costs and restitution to clerk, report to Pennington CountyJail to serve jail sentence by 10 a.m. on 08-03-12; obtain alcohol evalu-ation, attend and successfully complete any recommendations, and fileproof with the clerk by date stated, review hearing on first Mag. Court dayin February 2013, if all conditions met, and does not have to appear.
Driving with Revoked (Not Suspended) License:
07-15-12: Randy Peters,
Belvidere: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 07-25-12;Fine and costs $300; 15 days jail with 13 days suspended based on thefollowing conditions: obey all laws for one year, pay fine and costs, in-cluding any blood test costs if applicable, report to Jackson County Sheriff on August 10, 2012 at 7 a.m. to serve jail time.
Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility:
05-11-12: Bonnie Hairyshirt,
St. Francis: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 07-25-12; Fine and costs $150; 5 days jail suspended based on the followingconditions: pay fine and costs, no law violations for one year.
The open enrollment period forMedicare Part D and Medicare Ad-vantage plans is Oct. 15-Dec. 7,2012.“One of the things we want peo-ple to know is that if they have aMedicare Advantage plan the onlytime they can make changes totheir plans is Oct. 15-Dec. 7, 2012,”said Kim Malsam-Rysdon, secre-tary for the South Dakota Depart-ment of Social Services. “AllMedicare recipients should takethis time to review their currentplans and consider whether achange in coverage is necessary forthem.”Medicare Advantage is a healthplan offered by a private companythat contracts with Medicare toprovide Part A and Part B coverage(hospital, skilled nursing, homehealth, hospice, doctors’ care andother outpatient services).Medicare Part D offers prescrip-tion drug coverage for all peoplewith Medicare; the drug coverageincludes both brand name andgeneric drugs.Beginning Oct. 15, trained vol-unteers from the South DakotaSenior Health Information and In-surance Education Program (SHI-INE) will offer free assistance toseniors seeking additionalMedicare information.SHIINE volunteers can helpseniors compare plans, evaluatetheir current coverage and fill outpaperwork. Seniors taking advan-tage of the free one-on-one counsel-ing should bring their Medicarecard and a current list of medica-tions. The volunteers will use theinformation to sort through theMedicare Plan Finder and comparecoverage options. The Plan Findercan also be accessed from home atwww.medicare.govFor more information on SHI-INE or to meet with a volunteer inyour community, call 1-800-536-8197 or contact your Regional Co-ordinator:•Eastern South Dakota: TomHoy at 605-333-3314 orSHIINE@cfag.org•Central South Dakota: Kath-leen Nagle at 605-224-3212 or SHI-INE@centralsd.org•Western South Dakota: DebbieStangle at 605-342-8635 or SHI-INE@westriversd.org
Medicare open enrollment period begins,recipients urged to review options
 Mary Pekron ___________________ 
Mary Pekron, age 80 of Philip,died Wednesday, October 10, 2012,at the Hans P. Peterson MemorialHospital in Philip.Mary A. Gottsleben was bornJanuary 18, 1932, in Philip, SD,the daughter of William and Helen(Gehan) Gottsleben. She grew upon a farm-ranch northwest of Philip and attended the DeadmanRural School in that area. She at-tended high school at St. Martin’s Academy in Sturgis, graduating in1951. She then attended BlackHills State College in Spearfish,where she obtained her teachingcertificate. She taught rural schoolat the Jones Rural School for threeyears and one year at the MaloneRural School near Milesville. Oncetheir children were in school, shereturned to teaching, served as asubstitute teacher and teacher'saide for numerous years.Mary was united in marriage toHenry “Hank” Pekron on August28, 1954, in Philip. They madetheir home in the Milesville area,where they worked on a ranch andlater purchased their own ranch.They continued to ranch for over 50years. Due to health reasons, theymoved into Philip in October 2007.Her husband Henry “Hank”Pekron preceded her in death on August 27, 2010. Mary continuedto reside in Philip until her death.Mary was a member of the Sa-cred Heart Catholic Church of Philip, and a former member of St.Mary Catholic Church and AltarSociety of Milesville.Survivors include six children,Nancy Ehrhardt and her husband,Rick, of Brandon, Steve Pekron andhis wife, Nina, of Milesville, BethWalker of Gillette, WY, KarenKroetch and her husband, Jerry, of Philip, Theresa Pekron of West-minster, CO, and Joe Pekron andhis wife, Julie, of Hot Springs; 13grandchildren; six great-grandchil-dren; one sister, Ann Pattno, andher husband, Tom, of Hastings,NE; a sister-in-law, MyrnaGottsleben, of Philip; several niecesand nephews; and a host of otherrelatives and friends.In addition to her husband,Mary was preceded in death by herparents, and one brother, JimGottsleben. Visitation was held 6-7 p.m.Sunday, October 14, at the SacredHeart Catholic Church in Philip,with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.Mass of Christian Burial washeld 10:00 a.m. Monday, October15, at the Sacred Heart CatholicChurch in Philip, with FatherKevin Achbach as celebrant. Altar servers were Mike Gebesand Ben Stangle; Lectors wereLinda Stangle and Joe Gittings;Eucharistic Ministers, DonSchultz, Kelly Blair and DonnaKingMusic was provided by Mari-anne Frein, pianist, Maureen Pale-cek, vocalist. Ushers were MikeGebes and Bill Gottsleben. Pall-bearers were Ryan Hovland, Jere-miah Walker, Joshua Kroetch,Nathan Walker, Zane Pekron, CodyPekron, Justin Pekron and Jeff Go-ertz. Gift bearers were MelindaCoslet, Brooke Formanek, KatiePekron, Allison Pekron and GracePekron.Interment was at the MasonicCemetery in Philip. Arrangements are with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Gertrude Woodden ________________ 
Gertrude E. Woodden, age 95 of New Underwood, died Friday, Oc-tober 12, 2012, at the Good Samar-itan Center in New Underwood.Gertrude E. Doughty was bornFebruary 23, 1917, in Rapid City,South Dakota, the daughter of Phillip and Clara (Evenson)Doughty. She grew up north of Quinn and graduated from WallHigh School. She then attendedSpearfish Normal and earned herteacher’s certificate. She taught atrural schools for 21 years.Gertrude married Richard R.Palmer on January 8, 1944. Theylived on his ranch at Grindstone.She took great pride in raising or-phaned lambs. Richard andGertrude had a baby girl, MarjorieRachel, whom lived only sevenhours. Richard, along withGertrude’s father, Phillip, lost theirlives in a boating accident on Au-gust 16, 1956.She later married Raymond Mc-Griff on November 23, 1962. Theylived at the ranch until Ray’shealth was so that he couldn’t dothe ranch work, so they moved toHermosa. Ray died January 5,1977.Gertrude met Roy Woodden andthey were dating when a drunkdriver ran into them. Due to thetrauma, Gertrude was unconsciousfor 18 days and in rehab for threemonths. This caused severe dam-age but she did all she could to getbetter.She married Roy on August 19,1983, and they made their home inHermosa. Roy later died, and sheremained in Hermosa until movinginto the Good Samaritan – EchoRidge and later into the GoodSamaritan Center in New Under-wood, where she has since resided.The family appreciated the staff at the Good Samaritan Centers atEcho Ridge and New Underwoodfor the loving care they gave her.Survivors include three sisters,Eva Farkner of Box Elder, PhyllisReub of Rapid City, and LucilleHuether of Rapid City; severalnieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.In addition to her three hus-bands, Gertrude was preceded indeath by her daughter, MarjorieRachel as an infant; and a sister,Esther Doughty. Visitation was held one hourpreceding the services on Monday.Funeral services were held 10:00a.m. Monday, October 15, at theRapid Valley Baptist Church inRapid City, with Pastor OC Sum-mers officiating.Music was provided by KayWilliams, pianist and Lynn Fuerst,vocalist.Honorary pallbearers were allrelatives and friends in attendance.Interment followed at the WallCemetery. Arrangements are with theRush Funeral Chapel of Wall.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
 
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“On Sale” is a relative term.Sometimes it represents consider-able savings and sometimes not somuch. Take cottage cheese andsour cream for instance. Locallythey are usually priced at about$4.09 whereas the sale price oftenis maybe only $3.89. Okay, that’stwenty cents off, but only an actualfive-percent reduction. Not exactlya hot deal. Still, twenty cents istwenty cents so you might as welltake advantage of the slight bar-gain if you actually need the stuff.If your refrigerator is already toofull, you can safely delay the pur-chase for later without sufferingmajor financial consequences.On the other hand, productslike paper towels and toilet paperare best to buy and stock up onwhen they’re sale priced. Papertowels can be over $13 for a largemultiple-roll package whereas onsale they may range from $5 or $8.In other words, they may be half off. Since we go through a ton of paper towels around here, I alwaysbuy a goodly supply when they’recheap.One brand of paper towels was-n’t a good buy, however, accordingto wife Corinne. They were an off-brand variety at a good price thatI dragged home a month or so ago.Corinne said they were about asabsorbent as tinfoil and not to buyany more of them despite theirhaving a pretty design. We haveallocated them to uses that don’trequire a lot of absorbency and puta better brand on the kitchen cup-board. I think we have the badones almost used up now, but it’staken a concerted effort.Coffee is another product that isoften a lot cheaper when on sale. Agood brand currently goes for over$13 a can at standard priceswhereas it can drop to close to $7or $8 on sale. Luckily, we aren’ttied into just one brand since sev-eral are okay. We can take advan-tage of most of the price cuts.All of this brings to mind theconcept of actual worth. If the reg-ular prices and sale prices arevastly different, this might possi-bly indicate that the product isgenerally overpriced. Conversely, if there isn’t much difference, maybeyou’re actually getting a productthat is worth what you’re payingfor it.Unfortunately for my mid-sec-tion, ice cream is frequently of-fered at reduced prices. One of myfavorite brands tends to go on saleabout once a month and severelytests my somewhat-feeble sales re-sistance. They have a chocolate-al-mond that is to die for. Also excel-lent is their “moose-tracks”involving vanilla ice cream withlots of chocolate strips and peanutbutter cups. Even their vanillabean is quite tasty with freshpeaches or maybe a banana and atouch of chocolate syrup. Whenthese luscious dairy delights areon sale, they offer a form of low-cost weight gain although theyaren’t unhealthful in other ways.Some sales techniques are a bitconfusing. It is popular nowadaysto offer ten packages of somethingfor $10. Do you really need tenboxes of Hamburger Helper? Thisis more of a gimmick than any-thing since you can usually buyone or two items instead of ten andstill get the sale price. Anothertrend is for stores to say, “Buy one.Get one free.” This may be okay,but I noticed that deal being of-fered on a cut-up chicken thisweek. The only problem was thatthe one you pay for is around $9which is about twice what achicken is worth in the first place.Generally speaking, if a storecuts something up, it costs more.Similarly, if they cook it or make itinstant, it is higher priced. Whenit comes to bacon, though, I oftenbuy the pre-cooked stuff since wedon’t eat a lot of it. What’s more, itis so simple to microwave fourstrips for fifteen seconds ratherthan spend twenty minutes fryingit and dealing with all that grease.My nephew would find this a sillyidea, however, since many of hisfavorite dishes include bacongrease for frying or simply as anaddition. He fishes and hunts al-most constantly, and I suspect thatvenison and other wild gamemight indeed be improved withlashings of bacon grease.So, as usual, one needs to keeptheir wits about them when buy-ing anything whether it’s on saleor not. I have noticed that sourcream is this week actually beingoffered at $2.49 which is a gooddeal on that product. I shouldprobably stock up. I make a formof kolache with that which in-volves flattening a bit of breaddough, poking a dent in the mid-dle, and baking it six minutes.Then you add the sour creammixed with some sugar and cinna-mon in the dent and on top andbake it some more. This is justfirst-rate, and I actually crave itfrom time to time. Got to go now.The sale ends today. Don’t want tomiss it.
On Sale
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
The Belvidere Fire Departmentresponded to another prairie fire onFriday afternoon at about 3:00 p.m. A pickup had caught fire on the in-terstate east of Kadoka and southof Stillwell’s. It was somewhatwindy which made things a bitscary for Stillwells there for awhile, but it mostly just burnedsome of their fence line after burn-ing across some CRP land of Hogen’s. Fire trucks came fromMidland, Murdo, Philip, Interiorand White River as well asBelvidere and had things undercontrol by 6:00 that evening. De-spite the unsettling fire, Stillwellsare preparing to sell their calves atPhilip on Tuesday.Jo Rodgers has been running theBelvidere Post Office the last twoweeks since Dena Buckholz hasbeen transferred to the WanbleePost Office. Normally Jo is workingquite a distance from home in somepost office or other although she isactually the postmaster at Murdo.Driving just up the street to workseemed awfully simple. Jo isn’tsure who will take over atBelvidere just yet, but they arehoping to train someone to do thatin the near future. Jo was planningto be back at her regular MurdoPost Office on Monday but then tobe in Draper on Tuesday. Son Jory,meanwhile, is between sports sea-sons. Football is over and wrestlinghasn’t started quite yet.Howie Ireland said they had alittle excitement this weekendwhen their grandson, Sean,(Richard’s son) rolled his pickupnorth of Kadoka on the SouthCreek Road. Sean and his girl-friend were headed out to visit aclassmate of Sean’s, but didn’tquite make it. Sean hadn’t beenhome since enrolling at college inMadison this fall and had hoped toreconnect with friends. Luckily,neither Sean nor his girlfriendwere seriously hurt although theyfelt battered and had sore spotsand bruises. Sean had to resurrecthis old car that he’d used beforegetting the pickup in order to getback to Madison. Howie said theroad where the rollover happenedisn’t very good right now with lotsof washboard and loose gravel. Hehad traveled it lately deliveringmail and didn’t think much of it.Bill and Norma Headlee werevisited this weekend by theirdaughter, Corale, and her husband,Dan, and three kids from DellRapids. The Dorns hadn’t beenhere in quite a while, partly due tokids being in sports events. Theirson, Justin, however, had his armin a cast due to a football-relatedinjury so he couldn’t play, and therewas no volleyball game scheduledfor another child. Family membersenjoyed riding horses and helpingBill move some cows. On Sunday,Tom DeVries came for dinner be-fore heading out south to spend agood part of the week doing dirtwork on Wilson’s Pines Ranch. Heplans to camp out in his truckwhich has facilities in the cab.Headlees were recently written upin the October 4 issue of TristateLivestock News in their “RanchingLegacy” feature. It tells aboutgrowing up in this area and raisingkids here. It tells some family his-tory and also that Bill and Normastarted their vet practice inKadoka back in 1978 and expandedin 1999 to Philip as well. The head-line reads, “Rooted in ranch coun-try, Headlee family is at home onthe range.” The article was alsoposted on Facebook by Bill’s niece,Reagan Wilson Ison, who is thedaughter of Vicki and Stu Wilson.Carter and Taya Iversen spentfrom Friday night until Sunday af-ternoon with their grandparents,Rick and Ronda Dennis.Chris and Terry Baldwin andgirls took in the football game be-tween Kadoka and Colome thatwas held in Kadoka last Friday.They sort of had to go since bothChloe and Cella are in the bandthat played at the event. Cellaplays the clarinet and Chloe thetrumpet.The Mansfield family has beendoing a bit of carpooling lately in-volving Jim, Fayola, Aaron,Michelle and Tyrel. A week ago Sat-urday, all five drove together downto Long Valley to take in the an-nual hog roast which serves as afundraiser for the Long Valley FireDepartment. On Sunday, they allwent to Sylvan Lake for the wed-ding of Fayola’s niece who isMervin Griswold’s daughter. Thewedding was supposed to be out-side but was moved inside due to itbeing cold and windy. On Tuesdayof this week, they first went toRapid City for a dental appoint-ment for Tyrel. From there theywent to Newcastle, WY, to take inthe last football game of the seasonfor Jim and Fayola’s grandson,Thomas Davis.Chuck and Merry Willard droveto Harrison, NE, on Saturday tovisit their son, Casey. Casey’s twokids were visiting him at the timebut weren’t actually there. Instead,they were at Edgemont at a rodeo,so Chuck and Merry went to Edge-mont to see them. Back at theranch, Chuck and Merry have beendoing some fencing down by theriver. They noted that the beavershave been busy felling trees andbuilding dams, the deer have beenshedding horns, and that a four-wheeler had been driving up anddown the dry river bed. Chuck alsohelped Mark DeVries work somecattle last week.We have a budding televisionstar in the area now since BrisaBadure appeared on KOTA TV lastWednesday on Paula Vogelsang’sPennywise segment of the news.Brisa showed how to decorate apumpkin. Dana said Brisa was alittle shy at first but then got goingand was okay. She enjoyed meetingthe newscasters and seeing howthings are done there. Greg andMartin didn’t accompany Dana andBrisa to Rapid City, partly becauseGreg has been having some backproblems. He plans to consult adoctor in Pierre this week.Betty Kusick was visited oneday last week by Joe Livermont of Wanblee. They had lunch inKadoka before Joe went backhome. On Sunday, Betty went overto see Dolores Obr, and the two hada nice visit. Betty took Doloressome tomatoes that she’d beengiven by her daughter, Loretta.Loretta had picked them just be-fore frost and while they weren’tcompletely ripe yet. They had sinceripened and were ready to beeaten.Syd, Corinne and Chance Iwanwent to Rapid City on Friday toconsult gastric specialists aboutChance’s stomach tube. It had beencausing some discomfort. A CATscan under sedation at the hospitalshowed the tube was slightly out of position so it was replaced with adifferent style of tube which seemsto be working better.
“The leaves fall, the wind blows,and the farm country slowlychanges from the summer cottonsinto its winter wools.” Henry Beston
The first week in October PastorDenke attended the SD DistrictFall Conference in Rapid City.Monday evening October 8, the St.John voters met at the church. OnWednesday, the 10th, Pastor ledthe topic at the LA-LWML meetingat the home of June Ring. Fridayevening he sat in on the Thriventboard meeting at church. Thencame Sunday! It was the annualmeeting of the joint parish of St.John and St. Peter held at St. Johnthis year. It was also the celebra-tion of Pastor Glenn Denke’s 30years in the ministry, with the last15 years serving St. Peter and St.John. Family members who cameto join in the celebration were Pas-tor’s brother, Paul Denke, and hiswife, Lurene, and son, Luke, of Pierre, his sister, Darlene Baye, of Philip, and niece, Sandy Staples, of Rapid City. Also joining the mem-bers of St. John and St. Peter werePastor Andrew Utecht, his wife,Lori, and sons, Justus, Amos andIsaac.Last Monday Howard and NetteHeinert helped Tafts work cattle.Tuesday the 9th, they attended thefireman’s meeting in Parmelee.Howard was in Winner on businessSaturday, and Chris and Beau tookthe day off to go to Valentine tovisit their brother, Toby, and grand-mother, Erna Heinert.Cliff and Pam Allard reportedthat their corn is now combined,and did fairly well, considering thedry year once the rains cut off.Kenda Huber accompanied JuneRing to Rapid City on Monday, the8th, where June kept a doctors ap-pointment.The Hubers finished combiningsoy beans Thursday, and are nowpreparing the equipment for har-vesting sunflowers and corn.David and Nicole’s home is stillundergoing changes, and it is beingprepped for new siding.RaeBeth Staab of Kansas stayedand visited a day or two after tak-ing her mother, Jean Kary, to theWest River History Conference inRapid City. She left for her home inMayetta on Tuesday.Jason Lehman and his room-mate, Patrick Remund, were homefrom college in Brookings for theweekend. Patrick Lehman had afour-day weekend from college inChadron and was also home. It wasa time of celebrations with theLehman’s and Rasmussen’s, as Amy and Blake celebrated theirwedding anniversary on the 12th,and Dan’s birthday on the 14th.Kevin and Kris Hachmeister of Custer were at Jan Rasmussen’shome and joined in on the celebra-tions. Kevin and Kris will be mov-ing to Vancouver, British ColombiaNovember 1, 2012. Saturday thecrew were in White River for theCatholic Fall Festival.Jim and Marjorie Letellier and Andrea Beckwith were in WhiteRiver Wednesday for the Harlem Ambassador game. Friday theywere at Sunshine Bible Acedemyfor the football game with High-more/Harrold, and Sunshine won32-6. The Burma’s came home toNorris for the weekend and were joined by Julie Letellier and An-drea Beckwith, as they helped Jimand Marjorie work cattle Saturday.The Dan and Cheyenne Schmidtfamilies were in Mission Saturdayfor a memorial service for RobBromwich.It was Native American Week inNorris School last week, and somespecial activities were done tomark the occasion. WednesdayChristine Dunham did some Na-tive story telling for the children,and Thursday Miss Rosebud Geor-gianne Larvie explained and per-formed dances for the students andstaff.Wednesday Bruce Ring pickedup Stephanie, Ryan, Reina andReno from school a little early andtook them to the School of Mines inRapid City for a presentation onthe Lakota Way of Strength andCourage, with emphasis on howthe bow represents strength.Thursday Jessie and Risa werein Martin for a medical appoint-ment. Friday Donna Burnette anda trainee visited the Bruce Ringhome.The SD Plains Chapter of Thrivent had a board meeting atSt. John Church Friday evening.Present were Mick Hamar of Long Valley, Jill Olson of Mission, Marvand Deb Moor of Kadoka andBruce and Jan Ring of Norris. JuneRing and Pastor Denke came a lit-tle later and sat in on the rest of the meeting.Robert and Sharon Ring were inChadron last Monday, taking apart to be repaired. It was not fin-ished, so they have to return thisweek to retrieve it. They heardfrom their daughter, Deb, that shehad returned from her trip toFlorida for a conference there. Shewas able to visit Karen Totton andMeghan while she was in theirvicinity in Florida.Honors band students frommany schools in the area met Mon-day in White River for practice allday and a concert in the evening.Two of the students from our com-munity from the Long ValleySchool who participated were Je-remy Ring and Torry Rattling Leaf.Last Tuesday Dan and SusanTaft were in White River for thelast home game of the middleschool volleyball team. They playedTodd County. Thursday Morgantraveled with the volleyball team toColome for the middle school game.Friday Dan and Heather helpedBerry’s work cattle. SaturdaySusan and Morgan were in WhiteRiver for the middle school volley-ball tournament. White River camein 2nd.The Annie’s Project class fin-ished up last Wednesday in WhiteRiver. They had 21 in attendancefor the course.The Historical Society servedmeals Monday at the museum forthe honor band festival people.Richard and Noreen Krogmanwere at Clarence’s for supper Octo-ber 2. On the 6th, they traveled to Arlington, NE, to visit Kay andMike Japp, and helped the twinscelebrate their first birthday at thehome of Mike’s parents. There wereabout 25 people there. Glen camefrom Fargo to join in the celebra-tion. Glen left on the 7th, andRichard and Noreen came home onthe 8th. Saturday the 13th, theywent in to the Catholic Fall Festi-val. One day Noreen found astrange animal in the chickenhouse, which Richard identified asa possum.Sharon Allard came fromSpearfish on Friday to visit hermother, Maxine, and to take her upto Bill and Marjorie Letellier’s fora visit with them. Later June Ringwas a supper guest of Maxine andSharon. Saturday morning Ednaand Rebekkah Kary visited them.Sharon returned home that after-noon.
 Donation …
October 6 Lorna and George Moore donated this paint-ing to the Casey Tibbs/Mattie Goff Rodeo Center in Ft. Pierre, SD. Thepainting by artist Lorna Moore, shows some South Dakota Rodeo historyof two world champion saddle bronc riders from Belvidere, SD. Earl Thodethe first world champion in saddle bronc riding (1929 and 1931) and Jef-fery Willert, world champion in 2005. Included in the painting is Willert’sbarn located north of Belvidere and the original old Thode house south of Belvidere.
--courtesy photo
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