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Number 44Volume 107November 1, 2012
The Pennington County fire-fighters held their annual Recogni-tion and Awards Banquet on Sat-urday night, October 20 at theNew Underwood Community Cen-ter. It is held yearly to recognizethe Pennington County Firefighterand Pennington County Fire Offi-cer of the Year and to pay their re-spects to firefighters who havepassed away the past year.Pennington County Fire Admin-istrator Dennis Gorton said, “Theannual recognition and awardshave been held since 1983 to rec-ognize Pennington County Fire-fighter and Fire Offices for theirextra efforts to their departmentand citizens.” Gorton continued tosay, “That all firefighters in thecounty do a tremendous job, how-ever, it always seems that every or-ganization have those individualswho go above and beyond. This isan opportunity to pay specialrecognition to those”.This year there were four fire-fighter nominees, KristoferLaRoche, Rapid Valley VFD;Duane Hofer, North Haines VFD;Jon Laframboise, Doty VFD; JoelStephens, Wall VFD.The Firefighter of the Yearaward went to Duane Hofer, NorthHaines VFD.This year there were eight fireofficers nominated, T.J. Nicolai,Doty VFD; Tim Kobes, Rapid Val-ley VFD; Gary Sortland, Rock-
2012 Pennington County firefightersrecognition banquet and awards
erville VFD; Richard Small, NorthHaines VFD; Justin Lena, Whis-pering Pines VFD; and Boyd“Butch” Kitterman, Jim Kitter-man, John Kitterman, Wall VFD.Jackie Kusser’s letter for nomi-nating the Kittermans said in thefirst paragraph, “I am writing thisletter to nominate three outstand-ing men in the fire service. Thesemen have a total of 116 years com-bined service. A father and twosons who have a passion for serv-ing their comunity and fire service.They have gone above and beyondthe call of duty numerous times.Their dedication to the Wall Volun-teer Fire Department and otherservices in our community makesthem true heroes. I am proud andhonored to nominate these men.”The Fire Officer of the Year wentto Butch Kitterman, Jim Kitter-man and John Kitterman as Offi-cers of the Year.Lifetime Achievement Awardswere presented to Butch Kitter-man, Wall VFD, for his 56 years of serviced to the Wall VFD and DonKobes, Rapid Valley VFD for his 55years of service to the Rapid Valley VFD.The memorial service honoredthe following firefighters who hadpassed away: Art Anderson, HillCity VFD; John Parke, Rockerville VFD; Charles Johnson, Rapid Val-ley VFD; Earl Sutliff, Box Elder VFD; Jeff Turner, WhisperingPines VFD; Bob Dustman, NewUnderwood VFD. The Rapid CityFire Department Honor Guardpresented the colors and honoredthe past members by placing a redrose in a firefighters boot and thefirefighter bell rang for each mem-ber.Jay Esperance, Division Direc-tor of the S.D. Wildland Fire Sup-pression Division gave some goodinsight on leadership and what ittakes to be a good leader in the fireservice.Gorton said, “It is always diffi-cult to pick just one firefighter andone fire officer. They all do somuch.” Gorton continued to say“Firefighter Hofer is involved inthe fire service so much on aCounty, Regional and State he’s just always there. The Kittermanshave been a rock in the fire servicein eastern Pennington County foryears. You simply can count onthem to be there no matter what ishappening”.Pennington County CommissionChair Lyndell Petersen praised thefirefighters for their efforts andthanked them on behalf of the cit-izens. Petersen said, “PenningtonCounty is fortunate to have allthese outstanding professionalsserving the citizens.” A resolutionfrom the county commission wasread along with a letter from Gov-ernor Dennis Daugaard.Several blizzards and ice stormsduring recent winters demonstratehow a major winter storm can af-fect everyone in a large area.Heavy snow, freezing precipita-tion, strong winds, and cold tem-peratures blocked roads, causedpower outages, and prevented de-livery of essential supplies andservices; sometimes for severalweeks.As another winter season ap-proaches, the National WeatherService encourages people to prac-tice safety guidelines to survivedangerous winter storms and pre-pare for extreme conditions by tak-ing the following steps:•Check your vehicle’s battery,antifreeze, wipers and windshieldwasher, ignition, thermostat, and
Time to prepare for winter 
weather 
tires.•Put a winter survival kit ineach vehicle. It should contain awindshield scraper, jumper cables,tool kit, tow chain or rope, tirechains, bag of sand or cat litter,shovel, flashlight with extra bat-teries, warm boots, and a blanket.For longer trips; add extra clothes,sleeping bags, a portable radio,first-aid kit, high-calorie nonper-ishable food, matches and candles,and large coffee cans for sanitarypurposes or burning candles.•Keep an adequate supply of fuel for your home or get an alter-native heating source. Learn howto operate stoves, fireplaces, andspace heaters safely and haveproper ventilation to use them.•Add insulation to your home;
Fire Officers of the Year … Butch Kitterman who also received the Lifetime Achievement Award,Jim Kitterman and John Kitterman from the Wall Volunteer Fire Department received their awardsat the Pennington County Firefighter recognition and award banquet held in New Underwood onSaturday, October 20.
~Courtesy Photo
caulk and weather-strip doors andwindow sills; install storm win-dows or cover windows with plas-tic.•Have emergency supplies athome: a flashlight, candles,matches, a battery-powered radio,extra batteries, and a first-aid kit.Monitor Internet web sites, NOAA Weather Radio, local radio or tele-vision stations, or cable TV sys-tems for forecasts and informationabout impending storms.Additional information onpreparing for winter weather isavailable at www.rcpcem.com, theRapid City National WeatherService at http://weather.gov/RapidCity, and the South Dakota“bReady” web site http://www.breadysd.com/.
by Laurie Hindman
The Ambulance District Boardheld a meeting on Wednesday, Oc-tober 24. The board members metfirst at the ambulance building totake a quick tour of the buildingand its contents.The board then called theirmeeting to order at the Wall Com-munity Center meeting room.Minutes from the Monday, Oc-tober 15 were approved.EMT class update was given byJohn Kitterman. He has had onlyone inquiry at this time. Theboards Letter to the Editor hasbeen published and they are hop-ing this will get locals to take thecourse.The billing agreement with PCCwas approved. Lucille Holsetherinformed Carolynn Anderson thatthe reevaluation on Medicareneeds to be done soon. The ambu-lance service has been in touchwith PCC about this issue. PCCcan get an extension and will beginto do the billing right away so theambulance service doesn’t have toworry about the new regulations.Bylaws were reviewed after re-visions had been made to them.The board agreed to add a word toone of the articles to make itclearer. The bylaws will be pub-lished in the paper and a specialmeeting will be held on Tuesday,November 13 for the public to giveany input on the bylaws.With no other business themeeting was adjourned.
Wall Ambulance District willhold a public meeting
 Y2Y celebrates Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week. Students of the Wall School who participate in Youth 2 Youth watched as JoelStephens from West River Electric Association ties a red ribbonaround the Wall Drug dinosaur’sneck.Red Ribbon week is celebratedduring the last week in October. According to www.nfp.org/default.asp?PageNum=617, “The RedRibbon Campaign was startedwhen drug traffickers in MexicoCity murdered DEA agent KikiCamarena in 1985. This began thecontinuing tradition of displayingRed Ribbons as a symbol of intol-erance towards the use of drugs.The mission of the Red RibbonCampaign is to present a unifiedand visible commitment towardsthe creation of a DRUG-FREE AMERICA.Internet site http://www.gets-martaboutdrugs.com/prevent/about_red_ribbon_week.html reports,“Enrique (Kiki) Camarena’s deathcreated a worldwide rallying cryagainst drug abuse. Kidnapped,tortured, and brutally murderedby Mexican drug traffickers in1985, Kiki’s death mobilized thepublic and raised awareness of drug use and prevention.The meaning of his sacrifice con-tinues to galvanize communitiesthrough Red Ribbon Week, whichcalls upon organizations, parents,and educators to reinforce the dan-gers of drug abuse with children.“Red Ribbon Week honors KikiCamarena, who more than 25years ago made the ultimate sacri-fice fighting drugs. The news of hisdeath touched the nation, andtoday, millions of young peopleborn well after Kiki’s death wearred ribbons and sign pledges to re-main drug-free,” said DEA Admin-istrator Michele M. Leonhart. RedRibbon Week presents a criticalopportunity for parents, educators,and communities to fight the con-stant battle against drugs by talk-ing with children about the real is-sues around drug use and abuse.“Each year, Red Ribbon Weekreinvigorates the message thatdrug abuse remains with us, andthat we must stay vigilant in thefight,” says Jack Lawn, the DEA  Administrator at the time of Kiki’sdeath.Agrees Administrator Leonhart,“DEA will continue to take drugtraffickers out of our communitiesas part of a comprehensive drugcontrol strategy that includes ef-fective enforcement, prevention,and treatment. All those who puttheir lives on the line enforcing ournation’s drug laws pay tribute tothe young Americans who standwith them by wearing a red ribbonduring Red Ribbon Week.”It’s important to remember that“parents, educators, and communi-ties are the first line” of defense inthe fight against drug abuse, saysMr. Lawn. “Law enforcement is acritical element in the fightagainst drug abuse, but the DEA alone cannot solve this problem.”We need your help and the helpof your community to keep kidssafe against drug abuse.”
 Y2Y members. Back row: from left to right ... Elyssa Westby, Emma Michael, Cooper McLaughlin,Autumn Deering, Sierra Wilson, Emilee Pauley, Katy Bielmaier and Elle Moon. Front row: from leftto right ... Taylor Richter, Sidney Dunker, Savanna Deutscher, Shelby Ruland, Karlie Dartt and Bri-anna Schreiber. Joel Stephens from West River Electric in the bucket.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
Eagles off to second round playoffs
Wall Eagles make it to second round playoffs in Canistota on Monday, October 29. Front row: pic-tured from left to right ... Tyrel Clark, Lane Hustead, Tyrel Trask, Laketon McLauglin, Trey Richter Taran Eisenbraun, Ryder Wilson, Cody Harris, Thomas Van Osdol and Tate Eisenbraun. Secondrow: from left to right ... Riley Fortune, CJ Schulz, Clancy Lytle, Dusty Dartt, Lane Blasius, LesWilliams, Ben Linn, Raedon Anderson, Allan McDonnell, Luke Wilkins, Rylee Schreiber, Cash Wil-son and Bradan McDonnell. Back row: left to right ... Gabe Sandal, Camden Sawvell, Carson John-ston, Tyler Peterson, Travis Brenner, Will Houseman, Cade Kjerstad, Trevor Anderson, Tucker O’Rourke, Ridge Sandal and Mason Sandal.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
 
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Social Security News
 By Kathy PetersenSocial Security Public Affairs Specialist
 
The Social Security Amend-ments of 1972 created a new fed-eral benefit program. This month,that program — the Supplemen-tal Security Income (SSI) program — celebrates its 40th anniversary. Administered by Social Security,SSI is a needs-based program forpeople 65 or older, blind, or dis-abled who have limited incomeand resources.For income, we count thingssuch as wages, Social Securitybenefits, and pensions. However,Social Security does not count allof your income when it decideswhether you qualify for SSI. Forexample, we don’t count foodstamps or most home energy as-sistance.For resources, we count thethings you own, such as real es-tate (other than the home you livein), bank accounts, cash, stocks,and bonds. A person with re-sources worth no more than$2,000 may be able to get SSI.The resource limit is $3,000 forcouples.To qualify for SSI, you alsomust live in the United States orthe Northern Mariana Islandsand be a U.S. citizen or national.In rare cases, noncitizen residentscan qualify for SSI. If you live incertain types of institutions or livein a shelter for the homeless, youmay qualify for SSI.People with blindness or a dis-ability who apply for SSI may beable to get free special services tohelp them work. These servicesmay include counseling and jobtraining.The monthly maximum federalSSI payment is the same nation-wide and amounts to $698 for anindividual and $1,048 for a cou-ple. However, the amount you re-ceive depends on factors such aswhere you live, your livingarrangements, and your income.Some states add money to the fed-eral payment.Funding for the SSI programcomes from the general revenuesof the U.S. Treasury, not from So-cial Security payroll taxes.To learn more about SSI, readthe online publication, You MayBe Able To Get Supplemental Se-curity Income (SSI) at www.so-cialsecurity.gov/pubs/11069.htmlor visit the SSI page at www.so-cialsecurity.gov/ssi.
 
Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Forty years of helpingpeople in need
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The South Dakota Game, Fish,and Parks Commission has pro-posed changes to walleye harvestregulations for Lake Oahe.Included in the proposal is an in-crease in the daily bag limit toeight walleyes per day, of whichonly four can be 15 inches orlonger, and eliminating the rule al-lowing only one walleye over 20inches daily. The possession limitwould be increased to 24 walleyes,or three times the proposed dailylimit.GFP staff recommended thechanges for Lake Oahe in responseto the effects of last year’s flooding,when record releases of water fromOahe Dam flushed a large numberof rainbow smelt out of the lake.“Rainbow smelt are the primaryprey fish for Lake Oahe walleyes,and reduced smelt abundance hasresulted in an imbalance betweensmelt and walleye,” said Mark Fin-cel, a senior fisheries biologist.“Larger walleyes have shown asharp decline in condition – orplumpness – due to the relativelack of food. Additionally, highlyabundant smaller walleyes of lessthan 15 inches are also showing adecline in condition.” A similar event occurred in thelate 1990s when high walleyeabundance, combined with lowsmelt abundance, resulted inskinny walleyes. Fisheries staff re-alized an imbalance between smeltand walleyes and recommended aregulation change to allow in-creased harvest (bag limit of 14walleyes, as opposed to the currentdaily limit of four) to reduce wall-eye abundance and make it easierfor smelt to repopulate.“While the walleye harvest in-creased following the rule change,natural mortality had a greater ef-fect on lowering walleye abun-dance,” Fincel said.The smelt population reboundeda few years later, and the walleyepopulation soon followed, he said.“It is believed that smelt abun-dance increased because condi-tions were favorable for successfulspawning and growth of youngsmelt -- not that enough walleyeswere removed from Oahe to allowsmelt to recover,” Fincel said.Allowing the high harvest of young walleyes when abundancewas high presented an opportunityfor anglers to keep more fish at atime when it would not hurt the
Changes proposed for LakeOahe walleye regulations
Oahe walleye population.“The proposed changes for 2013are a way to provide extra oppor-tunities for anglers to harvestwalleyes that may be lost due tohigher than normal natural mor-tality in the near future,” Fincelsaid. “Some of the larger walleyeswill likely start dying from starva-tion, and this regulation will allowanglers to harvest some of thosefish before they are lost.”The increased walleye limits willallow increased harvest of young,abundant walleyes that will likelymake up the bulk of the catch nestyear from Lake Oahe.The increased possession limit isaimed at providing weekend an-glers the ability to harvest andtransport 24 walleyes.“With a four-fish daily limit,many weekend anglers (those withthree-day licenses) consumed partof their catch during their trip, al-lowing for additional harvest ontheir third angling day. Increasingthe possession limit will allow theincreased harvest to take placewithout the need to consume largequantities of walleyes during atrip.“It is crucial to understand thatincreasing the daily and posses-sion limits are not an attempt to“fix” the unbalanced predator/preyratio; it is simply an attempt to usean abundant resource withoutdoing any harm to the resource,”Fincel said. “The public inputprocess is vital in determining ac-ceptance by anglers across SouthDakota of this recommended ruleschange.”Members of the public can sub-mit comments on the proposedchanges, either orally or in writing(or both) at the November 1 com-mission meeting. Those who areunable to attend the hearing maymail their comments to the Officeof the Secretary; Department of Game, Fish and Parks; Foss Build-ing; 523 East Capitol Ave.; Pierre,South Dakota 57501, or via e-mailto Wildinfo@state.sd.us.All written and e-mail com-ments must be delivered at leastthree days before the November 1meeting and must include thename and mailing address of theperson submitting the comments.To view all of the proposedchanges, visithttp://gfp.sd.gov/agency/commis-sion/docs/notice.pdf The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statis-tics reports South Dakota’s Sep-tember 2012 preliminary season-ally adjusted unemployment rateis 4.4 percent.The South Dakota seasonallyadjusted unemployment rate hasremained relatively stable duringthe first three quarters of 2012,holding at 4.3 percent from Febru-ary through June. The rate fluctu-ated during the most recent quar-ter, reaching 4.5 percent in August2012 and ending with the prelimi-nary September rate of 4.4 per-cent.Over the year, South Dakota's
State unemploymentrate is 4.4 percent
September 2012 labor force of 442,600 decreased compared to theSeptember 2011 level. The level of unemployed decreased by 400 (2.0percent) to 19,700; the level of em-ployed decreased by 3,000 (0.7 per-cent) to 422,900.More detail about the statewideSeptember labor force and non-farm data is available on the LaborMarket Information Center’s“What’s New” Web page at http://dlr.sd.gov/lmic/whats_new.aspx.An overview of the sub-statelabor market will be released Oc-tober 26 in the e-Labor Bulletin athttp://www.sdjobs.org/lmicThe South Dakota Departmentof Transportation reminds thepublic that political campaign andballot-issue signs cannot be placedon state highway rights of way.“With the general election com-ing up, election signs are showingup along the state’s roadways,”says Bill Nevin of the DOT Officeof Legal Counsel. “We’re askingeveryone to pay attention to wherethey put the signs and make surethey are outside of the right of ways and in locations that will notcreate safety hazards or distractmotorists.”The South Dakota Departmentof Transportation reminds landowners, hay remaining in highwayditches after October 1, is deemedillegal.Any person wishing to claimownership of illegal bales must ob-tain a permit from the SouthDakota Department of Transporta-tion. Those permits are issued ona first-come first-served basis andallow permit holders to take own-ership of any illegal hay bale.Permits are available at Depart-ment of Transportation area offices
Reminder to remove illegal haybales from the right of way
in the following communities: Ab-erdeen, Belle Fourche, Custer,Huron, Mitchell, Mobridge, Pierre,Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Water-town, Winner, and Yankton. Phonenumbers can be found on the web-site at http://www.sddot.com/dot/region/Default.aspxThe Department of Transporta-tion will remove or authorize theremoval of any hay bales remain-ing in the public right-of-way afterOctober 31.For more information, contactJason Humphrey at 605-773-3571.
Election signs not allowedin rights of way
The use of right of way is re-served for official highway sig-nage. All signs in the right of waythat are not required for trafficcontrol, as authorized by law, areprohibited and will be removed.That includes both candidate andballot-issue signs.Municipal ordinances regulatingplacement and removal of cam-paign signs within towns andcities do not have precedence overstate jurisdiction and supervisionof state highway rights of waywithin municipalities.South Dakota State UniversitySoils Judging Team qualified forthe 2013 National Soils Contestduring the Region 5 Collegiate SoilJudging Contest held in Missouri.Along with SDSU eight univer-sities from Region 5 participated.Region 5 includes the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri,Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota,and North Dakota.Soil judging provides practicalexperience in evaluating the phys-ical and chemical properties of soils important in making land usedecisions. Soil forming factors (in-cluding site characteristics), soilclassification, land use interpreta-tions, and soil morphology are allkey parts of the judging process.The top four teams at this re-gional competition qualified for the2013 National ASA Soil JudgingContest in Wisconsin. The top fourteams were; first place - IowaState University with 2464 out of 2818 points, second place - Univer-sity of Nebraska with 2412 points;third place - Kansas State Univer-sity with 2348 points; and fourthAAA is warning motorists thatthis is the time of the year moredeer will be on South Dakota’sroadways and to be on the lookoutfor them, especially at dusk anddawn.“We’re entering deer mating sea-son and the time when deer aresearching for food to build up fatreserves for the winter,” said Mar-ilyn Buskohl, spokeswoman for AAA South Dakota. “Plus, deerpopulations are high in SouthDakota right now – increasing therisk of car-deer collisions. Alreadythis fall, motorists have tragicallydied in crashes with deer.”The Insurance Information In-stitute estimates there are morethan 1.6 million collisions withdeer annually nationwide, result-ing in about 150 human deaths,tens of thousands of injuries andmore than $3.6 billion in vehiculardamage.“Keep in mind, deer can run asfast as 40 miles per hour. Theymay suddenly bolt onto the road,catching motorists off guard,” saidBuskohl.AAA South Dakota offers the fol-lowing tips for drivers:•Buckle up and don’t speed. A decrease in speed gives you moretime to react.•Be observant. Look for deer-crossing signs indicating areas
SDSU Soil Judging Team qualifiesfor 2013 National Soils contest
place - South Dakota State Univer-sity with 2344 points.There were 70 students partici-pating in the contest for individualhonors. Individually there were650 points. Individuals that placedfrom the SDSU team were TyannSlepikas of Huron, S.D. receivedseventh overall with 545 points,Bri Wegner of Fairbault, Minn., re-ceived 23 place with 520 points, Amanda Koch of Chelsea, MI re-ceived 26 place with 518 points,and Emily Helms of Creighton,S.D., received 30 place with 507points.Other team members are JesseCameron of Northfield, Minn.; An-drew Koehlmoos of Granville,Iowa; Ryan Larson of Garretson,S.D.; Nathan Odegard of Madison,S.D.; Shaina Sabel of Andover,Minn. and Laura Schwengel of Eau Claire, Wisc.The SDSU Soil Judging team iscoached by Doug Malo, Distin-guished Professor of Plant Sciencein the College of Agriculture andBiological Sciences.
Caution Motorists: Deer ahead
where deer frequently travel. Deerare creatures of habit and mayoften use the same path again – re-member where you see them.•Reduce distractions in the ve-hicle and stay alert. A deer stand-ing near a roadside may suddenlyrun across the road. Slow downand use your horn to scare thedeer. Never shine or flash your ve-hicle’s lights. This can cause thedeer to fixate on your vehicle. Usehigh-beams for greater visibility.•Look for groups. Deer travel ingroups, so if you see one crossingthe road ahead slow down, as thereare probably others in the area butout of view.•Never swerve. Instead, slowdown and brake. Swerving cancause you to lose control of your ve-hicle and strike another vehicle orobject along the roadway.•Do not rely on devices. There isno conclusive evidence that hood-mounted deer whistles and othersuch devices work.•Slow down. If a crash with adeer is unavoidable, AAA recom-mends slowing down and releasingyour foot from the brake before im-pact. This will raise the front endof the car during the crash and in-crease the likelihood that the ani-mal will go underneath the vehicleinstead of through the windshield.This winter, don’t let your win-dows keep you out in the cold.According to the American Insti-tute of Architects, windows are theprimary source of heat loss inhouses. To keep your house warmand energy bills down, caulkaround windows, door frames, andother trim, while using weatherstripping to seal drafty doors. And
Great ways to save onhome energy bills
don’t forget to close fireplacedampers.Planting trees and bushesaround your house will help blockout cold winter winds. This willhelp keep energy costs down andmake your yard look great too.Finally, don’t forget to fix leakyfaucets. Even minor leaks increaseenergy consumption and electricitybills.To find an architect in your areathat can help prepare your homefor winter, visit http://archi-tectfinder.aia.org.
by Linda M. Hiltner
In celebration of the one year an-niversary of meeting as the WallWriters Group, participants planto have lunch after the November10 gathering. The location has notbeen determined yet.The next gathering of the WallWriters Group is Saturday, No-vember 10 at 9:30 a.m., at 416Sixth Avenue, Wall. Everyone in-terested in writing is welcome.Please bring something youhave written or select from the fol-lowing topics:(a) “Sometimes, when it’s quiet,I can remember what my life waslike before moving to CedarSprings.” This writing suggestionis from the http://www.firstline.com/website quarterly contest. Toenter the online contest, the storymust start with the line and can-not be changed in any way. The on-line deadline for this entry is No-vember 1.(b) A second topic option is “On
Writers Group November meeting
the back roads of my mind,” or(c) Writer’s Choice.If you have any questions aboutthe Writers Group, please callDave at 279-2952 or Linda at (605)786-6937. Please be sure to bringnotebook and pen.On November 17, from 7:00 to10:00 p.m., some Wall WritersGroup participants plan to attendthe Black Hills Writers Anthologybook launch and program at theJourney Museum in Rapid City.November is National NovelWriting Month. Anyone interestedin taking on the project of writinga 50,000 word novel can check outthe website: http://www.nanow-rimo.org/ for details and to regis-ter.In 2011, Linda wrote a 54,000word novel, which has not beenpublished. She plans to continuewriting on this novel as "Part 2" sowe shall see how that works out inNovember.
 
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Pennington County Courant • November 1, 2012•
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South Dakota hunters should bemindful that fire danger persistsacross the state, and safety meas-ures need to be taken to help pre-vent wildfires this opening week-end of the pheasant season.“We have had a particularly dryyear in our state, and hunters willfind high fire danger conditions just about anywhere they go,” saidEmmett Keyser, assistant directorfor the Game, Fish and ParksWildlife Division.Keyser said there are severalsteps hunters should take to helpprevent wild fires.“Park your vehicle in a safe spotthat is clear of any vegetation andthen walk,” Keyser said. “Covercan be tall and tinder-dry, capableof igniting from the heat of the un-dercarriage of a vehicle. Park yourvehicle in a safe spot, and exerciseextreme caution wherever youmight drive.”Besides normal hunting equip-ment, hunters should include some
Hunters cautionedon fire danger 
basic fire prevention equipment:an extra container of water, fire ex-tinguisher, and fire suppressionequipment, such as a shovel orflappers.Hunters should also report fires.“Some of our best fire detectioncomes from all our hunters in thefield,” Keyser said. “With all thoseeyes on the horizon, it is verylikely a potential fire can be de-tected and dealt with before it canprogress. Hunters should havetheir cell phones handy and imme-diately contact local emergencyservices or 9-1-1 to report a fire.”Keyser noted that South Dakotahas a very good record of firesafety during hunting seasons.“The key to fire safety is aware-ness,” he said. “Hunters need touse common sense and be aware of the potential for wildfires no mat-ter what the conditions. A respon-sible person’s actions can make ahuge difference in protecting bothproperty and wildlife resources.”
The crane then swung the completed plane around and manualguided it to be placed on it’s permanent pedestal in front of themuseum.
Military Museum in Wastaadds new addition
The Military Museum at Wasta has placed a new addition to thetown of Wasta on Tuesday, October 23. Mark Brucklacher andseveral Wasta residents helped the Museum owners and thecrane operators place the body of the plane on the wings.
~Photos Carla Brucklacher 
“Sharing Ag's Story," 
November16-18, Spearfish Holiday Inn.When members of the state'slargest general agricultural organ-ization meet for their annual meet-ing next month, they will be Shar-ing Ag's Story. The 95th annualmeeting of the South Dakota FarmBureau Federation (SDFB) will beheld at the Spearfish Holiday Inn,November 16-18.Mineral development, federalregulations, animal health, andstate agricultural issues highlightthe agenda. Informational sessionsare open to the public."The highlight of our conventionis the delegate session, where pro-ducer members set the policy forour organization for the next year,"said SDFB President Scott Van-derWal, a family farmer from
South Dakota Farm Bureau95th annual meeting
 Volga, SD. "Grassroots policy is thecornerstone of our organization, aswe share ag's story with state leg-islators and our congressional del-egation."In addition, there will be elec-tions to the Board of Directors,award presentations, and conteststo determine which young farmersand ranchers will represent SouthDakota at the American Farm Bu-reau convention in Nashville inJanuary. The group will also honorMichael Held, former CEO for theSD Farm Bureau, and Mary Du-vall, former lobbyist, for theirmany years of service to the organ-ization.For more information or to reg-ister, contact the South DakotaFarm Bureau at 605-353-8050, orhttp://www.sdfbf.org.
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All State Chorus members from Wall High School. Pictured fromleft to right ... Analise Garland, Ryder Wilson, Michaela Schaefer and Austin Huether.
~Photo Ronda Wilson
All State Chorus
Lady Eagles come home withwins from New Underwood
By Coach Dani Herring
The Wall Eagles played in theNew Underwood Triangular withNew Underwood and Edgemont onFriday, October 19th.The Eagles walked away withtwo important District victories de-feating New Underwood 3-1 andEdgemont 3-1.New Underwood took the firstset but after that we took control of the game, beating them 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 in the next three. Theteam finished with 35 kills and 13digs, in an all around solid effortfrom everyone.Our second game of the nightwas against the number one seededteam in our District, Edgemont.Having beat them once already inthe year during the Lead tourna-ment we came in with high expec-tations to make a regular seasonsweep. Once again it took a shakyfirst set to get some nerves out, butafter that we took the final threesets, 25-23, 25-10, 25-22. We fin-ished that game with 40 kills and13 digs.We were led by Autumn Schulzwho had 18 kills and was 93 per-cent from the serving line. KaitlinSchreiber finished the game with20 assists and four service aces.
Scoring
Wall vs. New Underwood
 
G1 G2 G3 G4 Final
 Wall:
17 25 25 25
NU:
25 15 19 18 1
 
•Serve Attempts:
Bailey Lytle -15, Tayah Huether - 9, MonicaBielmaier - 2, Carlee Johnston - 4,Kim Billings - 12, Josie Blasius - 2,Emily Linn - 10, Schreiber - 23,Schulz - 14.
Team Totals:
91. 
•Assists:
Lytle - 1, Huether - 1,Johnston - 1, Billings - 1, Schreiber- 3, Schulz - 6.
Team Totals:
13. 
•Points:
Lytle - 9, Huether - 4,Bielmaier - 2, Johnston - 2, Billings- 3, Linn - 5, Schreiber - 14, Schulz- 9.
Team Totals:
50. 
•Attack Attempts:
Lytle - 12,Bielmaier - 12, Johnston - 13,Billings - 29, Blasius - 6, Schreiber- 15, Schulz -32.
Team Totals:
119. 
•Kills:
Lytle - 3, Bielmaier - 5,Johnston - 4, Billings - 9, Schreiber- 1, Schulz - 13.
Team Totals:
35. 
•Ball Handling Attempts:
Lytle - 72, Huether - 36, Bielmaier- 13, Johnston - 7, Billings - 9,Nicole Eisenbraun - 9, Blasius - 9,Linn - 16, Schreiber - 82, Schulz -35.
Team Totals:
288.
•Assists:
Lytle - 18, Schreiber -15.
Team Totals:
35.
•Receptions:
Huether - 26,Linn - 8, Schreiber - 3, Schulz - 28.
Team Total:
65. 
•Block Solos:
Johnston - 1,Billings - 1, Schulz - 1.
Team To-tals:
3. 
•Digs:
Huether - 1, Linn - 1,Schreiber - 1, Schulz - 5.
Team To-tals:
8.
 Wall vs. Edgemont
G1 G2 G3 G4 Final
 Wall:
23 25 25 25
Edgemont:
25 23 10 22 1
 
•Serve Attempts:
Lytle - 17,Huether - 11, Billings - 11, Blasius- 1, Linn - 21, Schreiber - 20,Schulz - 15.
Team Totals:
96. 
•Assists:
Lytle - 3, Huether - 2,Schreiber - 4, Schulz - 1.
Team To-tals:
10. 
•Points:
Lytle - 11, Huether - 6,Billings - 5, Linn - 13, Schreiber -11, Schulz - 9.
Team Totals:
55. 
•Attack Attempts:
Lytle - 6,Bielmaier - 10, Johnston - 24,Billings - 33, Schreiber - 15, Schulz- 32.
Team Totals:
120. 
•Kills:
Lytle - 1, Bielmaier - 2,Johnston - 8, Billings - 5, Schreiber- 6, Schulz - 18.
Team Totals:
40. 
•Ball Handling Attempts:
Lytle - 65, Huether - 25, Bielmaier- 7, Johnston - 9, Billings - 9, Linn- 16, Schreiber - 82, Schulz - 33.
Team Totals:
246. 
•Assists:
Lytle - 16, Bielmaier -2, Schreiber - 20, Schulz - 2.
TeamTotals:
40. 
•Receptions:
Lytle - 1, Huether- 30, Johnston - 1, Linn - 12, Schulz- 12.
Team Totals:
56. 
•Block Solos:
Billings - 4,Schulz - 1.
Team Totals:
5.
•Digs:
Huether - 3, Johnston -1, Linn - 2, Schreiber - 3, Schulz -4.
Team Totals:
13.
Lady Eagles subdue Bennett Co.
By Coach Dani Herring
Our game played on Thursday,October 25 against Bennett Countywas a great game. The girls playedawesome as a team.We had a couple of girls step upand play in new spots as some girlswere gone. After losing the first set, wecame back to win number two andthree. A close fourth game that went toBennett County took the game to afifth set.The girls did great by pulling to-gether to win the fifth set.This final win of the seasonbrought our record to 17-8, enoughto ensure a second place seed goingin to Districts and a first roundbye.
Scoring
G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 Final
 Wall:
14 25 25 23 15
BC:
25 17 19 25 12
 
•Service Attempts:
BaileyLytle - 23, Tayah Huether - 8, Car-lee Johnston - 26, Kim Billings - 17,Kaitlin Schreiber - 17, AutumnSchulz - 11.
Team Totals:
102. 
•Assists:
Lytle - 4, Johnston - 4,Billings - 3, Schreiber - 1, Schulz -5.
Team Totals:
17. 
•Points:
Lytle - 17, Huether - 3,Johnston - 18, Billings - 9,Schreiber - 9, Schulz - 6.
Team To-tals:
62. 
•Attack Attempts:
Lytle - 14,Monica Bielmaier - 6, Johnston -19, Billings - 27, Schreiber - 20,Schulz - 32.
Team Totals:
118. 
•Kills:
Lytle - 1, Bielmaier - 3,Johnston - 5, Billings - 6, Schreiber- 5, Schulz - 13.
Team Totals:
33. 
•Ball Handling Attempts:
Lytle - 85, Huether - 20, Bielmaier- 9, Johnston - 14, Billings - 11,Schreiber - 90, Schulz - 18.
TeamTotals:
247. 
•Assists:
Lytle - 15, Schreiber -15, Schulz - 3.
Team Totals:
33. 
•Receiving:
Lytle - 1, Huether- 39, Johnston - 10, Schreiber - 2,Schulz - 27.
Team Totals:
79. 
•Blocking Solos:
Billings - 3.
Team Total:
3. 
•Digs:
Huether - 14, Bielmaier- 1, Johnston - 11, Schreiber - 5,Schulz - 26.
Team Totals:
57.

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