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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 13Volume 107November 22, 2012
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2Market Report
Winter Wheat, 12 Pro..........$8.20Any Pro.............................$7.40Spring Wheat, 14 Pro...........$8.30Milo.......................................$6.69Corn.......................................$6.94Millet...................................$30.00Sunflower Seeds................$20.50
High schoolVeteransDay concert
Scholasticbook fair
Residents from three westerncounties met November 14 inKadoka to learn more about a year-long training program designed toassist rural regional teams in de-veloping new approaches tostrengthen and enhance regionaleconomic development activities.Philip’s Mary Burnett and BeckyBrech were present. Burnett hadinitially explained the year-longStronger Economies Together pro-gram to the Philip Chamber of Commerce.“SET organizers were verypleased to hear the commitment of participants in working together asa region to strengthen the localeconomy. They seemed to under-stand the power of individual com-munities uniting under one eco-nomic development plan for thethree counties,” said Kari O’Neill,Midland. Other Midland partici-pants at this meeting were Davidand Beth Flom and Andy Blye.Haakon, Jackson and easternPennington counties have part-nered to become the West Regionteam, one of only two regions inSouth Dakota selected to partici-pate in the SET program. Adminis-tered by the United States Depart-ment of Agriculture –Rural Devel-opment and South Dakota StateUniversity Extension, the SET pro-gram is an opportunity for currentor newly formed rural, multi-county teams to receive the latesttools, training and technical assis-tance to help their region move for-ward and take advantage of posi-tive growth and quality of life op-portunities.During the year-long program,the selected regions will receive in-tensive strategic planning trainingfor their regional team. They willalso receive data base tools de-signed to examine the critical driv-ers of their region and identifyemerging growth sectors and re-gional competitive advantages. Theteams will also receive technicalassistance and educational sup-port. The teams will share educa-tion and information with morethan 40 other SET regions aroundthe country.“The SET program is an uniqueopportunity for participants tolearn how to determine what eco-nomic opportunities exist in the re-gion and then develop a practicalplan to capitalize on their poten-tial,” said Christine Sorensen, SETprogram coordinator with USDA – Rural Development.“In addition, the SET programencourages involvement from allregional residents as their diversepersonal and professional experi-ences can add valuable perspectiveto an economic development plan,”Sorensen added.All Haakon, Jackson and easternPennington county residents, in-cluding business owners, farmers/ranchers, employees, parents, edu-cators, healthcare professionals,elected leaders, seniors, clergy andyouth are invited to participate inSET training sessions, which willbe held monthly in various loca-tions in the west region.The next training session isscheduled for January 2 in Philipfrom 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The lo-cation will be announced later. Atthe January 2 session, participantswill examine regional demographicdate and its impacts on their econ-omy.For more information, contactBurnett at 441-2059 or atmary@fnbphilip.com.
 Stronger Economies Together
After 94 years, the Get TogetherExtension Club has wrapped upbusiness and disbanded.Begun in 1918, the women mem-bers met to share knowledge andskills, such as how to make cheese,soap and dress forms, and how tocan meats and vegetables. Havingonce grown to a standing member-ship as large as 23, the group mem-bers entered fairs and helped withcharity drives and community proj-ects. The club sponsored commu-nity dances, one being with theMyron Floren band performing atthe Philip auditorium. Other pastprojects have been aiding the hos-pital auxiliary and holding farmsafety seminars.The outgoing members have do-nated the remains of their funds tofive local organizations. Receiving$100 each were the Hospital Auxil-iary, Haakon/Jackson 4-H Awards,Philip Ambulance Service,Milesville Volunteer Fire Depart-ment and the Philip Volunteer FireDepartment. According to the do-nation letter, “This is to a tribute toGet Together Club members whohave worked hard and diligently tomake their community a betterplace.”The letter explained, “As timeschanged and many of the womentook jobs away from the home,farm and ranch, the club becameless active.”The letter continued, “Thoseladies who were past and presentmembers who are still in the area,or close by, consist of Elfrieda Note-boom, Kay Kroetch, Helen Harty,Charmaine Stewart, Sandee Git-tings, Amy Kroetch, Pam Dale,Marsha Sumpter, Cindy Kerns,Donna King, Ann Williams, LindaMcIlravy, Vonnie O’Dea, LaVonneHansen, Barbara Wentz, MarieHansen, Betty Fedderson, RapidCity, Gwen McConnell, Wall,Brenda Noack, Iowa, DeannaBrooks, Gregory, Cathy Diedlerand Shiela Kahl, Sturgis. We alsohonor the memory of the manymembers wo have passed on.”
Get Together Club disbanded
by Del Bartels
Last summer Scotchman Indus-tries Inc. donated two industrialmachines to the Workshop ForWarriors in San Diego. During theFabtech Trade Show in Las Vegas,Nev., November 12-14, Workshopfor Warriors founder Hernan Pradoand one of its promoters, profes-sional boxing champion EvanderHolyfield, stopped by Scotchman’sbooth to thank the Philip company.Scotchman’s had donated a semi-auto cold saw and a semi-auto bandsaw. The company will be donatinga $30,000 dual operator 85-tonironworker.“He (Prado) called me, lookingfor fabricating equipment,” saidJerry Kroetch, president of Scotch-man Industries. “He knows thequality out there. He came to me.He’s turned away foreign product.He’s a hell of a salesman. It’s all American-made materials hewants. We’ve very well known inthe industry.”According to its promotional in-formation, Workshops for Warriorsis a San Diego-based, nonprofit or-ganization that provides free jobtraining and certification to veter-ans. Its mission is to provide voca-tional training to veterans of theUnited States armed services. Vet-erans receive vocational training,commercially viable work experi-ence, job placement and a chance tocontribute to the community. It of-fers hands-on shop training andclassroom instruction in AutoCAD-SolidWorks-Mastercam software,plasma cutting, welding, milling,machining, fabrication and wood-working. One product the work-shop produces is a Warrior Weld-ing Wagon for open tool storage.“This is a fantastic organizationand Scotchman is very proud to bepart of it,” stated Karen Kroetch.“It was a very up-beat, well at-tended trade show,” said J.Kroetch. He added, “According toMike Albrecht (Scotchman’s salesmanager), we sold over half a mil-lion dollars of machine orders inthe three days of the trade show,”said J. Kroetch. “Certainly afterthe show because of seeds planted,but never before actually at theshow. It was pheromonal.”Albrecht, who missed Holyfieldbecause he was taking orders, said,“This was the best activity we’veseen at a trade show in the last 15years. Scotchman has startedshowing its special tooling andcomponent tooling that sets usapart from our competitors.”
 Scotchman Industries, Inc.helps Workshop for Warriors
Shown, from left, professional boxing champion Evander Holyfield, Workshop For Warriors founder Hernan Prado andScotchman Industries, Inc. president Jerry Kroetch.
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cessful, he eventually felt, “It’s timeto quit playing life and start reallyliving it and making a difference inthe world,” said Blye. He contactedhis former pastor from his collegedays, now the regional director of the Open Bible Churches, to findout that an opening existed in Mid-land. Having family in SouthDakota, and some connectionsthrough college friends in the area,he first prayed, then accepted with-out reserve. He, Jennifer and theirtwo sons, Evan (five) and Aaron(three) moved to a new career anda new life.J. Blye is from a small town inOhio. She has a major in businessadministration and marketingmanagement. “I’ve worked in bank-ing and bookkeeping, as well asserving in the church along with Andy,” said J. Blye.“The church has been doing verywell,” said A. Blye. “The first yearhas been mostly about getting toknow the church, the people andthe needs within our com-muity. We are a very out-wardly focused church, sowe desire to serve outsidethe walls, helping othershowever we can. Ourchurch is very committedto supporting missionswork around the world,and, on an annual percapita basis, ranks as oneof the top giving churchesthroughout all of OpenBible. We may be small,but that doesn’t mean weare small in our impact.”Haakon County Commu-nity Action operates out of the church, assistingneedy families with foodand commodities. Thewomen’s ministry,Women’s World Fellow-ship, holds a luncheon onthe second Thursday of each month, as well as spe-cial functions during theyear. They provide mealsfor funerals, weddings andother events. “We oftensay that these Midland ladies arethe best cooks around, and whenJesus comes back and we have the“Marriage Supper of the Lamb” ourladies will be catering it,” said A.Blye.The church is even on Facebook.“When I first moved here, I didn’texpect anyone to be using serviceslike Facebook, thinking that wasmore of an ‘urban’ thing, but wassurprised to meet so many peoplefrom the area through Facebook. Ihave people here I am Facebookfriends with that I haven’t met yetin person, though I do hope to intime,” said A. Blye.Several new families have begunattending the church and becominginvolved. “... one of the things Ihave come to really like aboutbeing in a town like Midland is theway people help each other out,without even a second thought andwithout any expectation of doing
Open Bible Church in Midlandcelebrating and growing
The Hereford Volunteer Fire De-partment station was broken intoand an estimated $18,000 worth of equipment was stolen.The incident occurred approxi-mately two weeks ago. Stolen itemsinclude Johnson inter-agency ra-dios, portable generator, flotationwater pump, medical kit, self con-tained breathing apparatus and itsspare bottles, and an older lightbar.According to Walt Haley, Here-ford fire chief, the equipment waspretty much brand new, used onlyin training. The light bar was theonly older item.“Basically, you steal from every-one when you do that,” said Haley.“That’s what ticked everyone off,not what they stole, but that theystole from the fire department.”A passing resident was takingher children to school and noticedthat the walk-in door was ajar. Shethen contacted a fire departmentmember. The building has no win-dows, and in gaining entry, thethieves destroyed the door. Theperpetrator(s) went through thefire trucks, taking some items fromthe building and leaving others.“You accumulate stuff and it getsto be a really big number,” saidHaley. “I’ve been at this for over 25years, and I haven’t got fired yet. Ithink I got the job because I can dothe paperwork.”If anyone can supply any infor-mation concerning the break-in,contact the South Dakota FireMarshal’s Office at 605-773-3562.
Hereford Volunteer Fire Department burglarized
The Country Cupboard food pantry, through donations and volunteers, put to-gether Thanksgiving dinner boxes for families less able to have the basics forsuch a meal. A dozen of these boxes were picked up by families in the Philip area.Each box contained a small turkey with an aluminum roasting pan and oven bags,boxed stuffing, potatoes, gravy mix, buns, margarine, can of corn, can of greenbeans, can of cranberry sauce, a fruit pie and whipped topping, Shown helping distribute boxes to prearranged recipients are Kathy Gittings, left, and MarciaWest.
Courtesy photo
Country Cupboard foodpantry Thanksgiving meal
by Del Bartels
The Open Bible Church inMidland has celebrated itsfirst year under its new pas-tor, Andy Blye.Blye has been a licensedpastor since 2005 with theOpen Bible Churches, an as-sociation of evangelical,Bible-based churches basedout of Des Moines, Iowa. Hiswife, Jennifer “Jenni,” ispart of the team. “... as mypartner in ministry (she)serves in many capacitiesalongside me,” said A. Blye.Though the two held theirfirst service in Midland,Sunday, November 13, 2011,the church has been in exis-tence since 1936, when itwas founded by VioletLeLacheur during a seasonof church plantings through-out the Dakotas and Ne-braska in the 1930s. “Thechurch has been well re-garded for service to thecommunity and a heart forloving people, sharing thegospel and great Bible teaching,”said A. Blye.His interest in ministry beganwhile he was working on a commu-nications degree at Black HillsState University. He helped out atan Open Bible Church there –tech-nology, hospitality, youth leader,playing the piano, mowing thelawn. “You name it. I did it,” saidBlye. “During that time I began toreceive various confirmations fromothers that God was preparing mefor a life of ministry and particu-larly to pastor.” He also workedseveral years at the KSLT radiostation. Transfering to New HopeChristian College in Eugene, Ore.,he graduated in 2005 with a bach-elor of science in pastoral studiesand a minor in youth and music.He then worked in Portland,managing sales operations for acompany there. He said that he“took the sales job to support myfamily, while serving in the churchhowever I could.” Though very suc-
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Political mailerconfuses readers, threatensnewspaper’scredibility
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Andy and Jenni Blye, of the Open Bible Church in Midland.
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Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
We live in a land of plenty. Thequestion is not so much, “Will weeat?” as “What should we eat?”There are so very many choiceswhen it comes to food that some-times it’s hard to make up yourmind and actually pick somethingfrom the staggering variety.Even take the many choicesthere are when it comes to pizza.Most pizzas contain tomato sauceof some kind as a base, and cheeseas the final topping. Between thetwo, though, there might be pep-peroni, sausage, Canadian bacon,hamburger, anchovies, onions,green peppers, black olives, andvarious other things. If I buy apizza, either frozen or hot, my pref-erence is for the “deluxe” modelswhich have practically everythingon them. Those are quite fine. If Imake my own from the bottom up,I generally stick with just one meatplus the tomato sauce and cheese.Those are good too.Even when you go to the frozen-food section of the grocery store, allthe different brands of pizzas canbe confusing. You might want toget expert advice before buying asI did from William one day. He wasa young fellow who worked at thestore and claimed that, if you arewhat you eat, he was at leasttwenty-percent pizza if not more. Ifigured he was probably an expertso I asked his advice. Pointing atone brand he said, “Those are thebest.” Another brand had his ap-proval as well except he said theywere more expensive than the firstone but not any better. A thirdkind was labeled as okay in apinch, and a fourth was said to be“really bad! Save your money.” Outof curiosity over several months, Itried all four kinds and foundWilliam’s advice to be sterling. Heknew what he was talking about.Pizza, however, is generally notconsidered proper fare for Thanks-giving. Traditions must be upheld,you know. As a result, cookingmight take up a good part of themorning on that holiday. Natu-rally, you want to make dressingand stuff it into a turkey aboutdaylight. Then it will roast allmorning and smell so good thatyou are completely ravenous bynoon. With the turkey, you obvi-ously need mashed potatoes andgravy, candied yams, a vegetable of some sort like corn, some cran-berry sauce, perhaps a fruit salad,some buns with butter and jelly,and possibly olives, pickles, carrotor celery sticks with the celerysticks preferably being stuffed withcheese spread. Dessert almost cer-tainly has to include pumpkin pie,but some might prefer pecan orfruit pie or various others such asbanana or coconut cream. Icecream might also be required.When you cook that much all atone time, however, you are proba-bly going to have to deal with left-overs. That’s generally okay for aday or two, but then you might con-sider sharing some with the dog orcats or even the chickens. Some of the excess can be frozen for laterconsumption, of course, if you everremember to take it back out of thefreezer. I do like to remove all themeat from the turkey carcass andboil the bones up for soup base. Itmakes excellent broth and canquite easily be frozen with somemeat for later use. I do usually re-member to use that up before itgets ancient.In this country, even if you are of middle, low or no income, you canusually have a turkey-and-dress-ing meal on Thanksgiving thanksto the generosity of many of ourpeople. One local fellow, manyyears ago, started making a hugetraditional meal to which everyonewas invited. He, with the help of some others, has been doing it formany years, and they get a bigturnout. It’s a neat social event, es-pecially for those who either aren’table to cook for themselves or haveno local relatives to share with. Inother words, this is not only a landof plenty but also a land with manykind and generous people. For thatI am thankful.As usual, when you think or talkabout food too much, you get hun-gry. That is now the case with me.It’s a little too late in the day tocook a turkey, but it doesn’t takevery long to make a pizza. I thinkI’ll go do that. If all this culinarydiscussion has made you hungry aswell, I recommend a deluxe pizza. You can’t really go wrong withthat.
Best laid schemes
... by Del Bartels 
Ever have one of those days when nothing goes right? My calendaris full of them. During my hot morning shower, someone started a loadof white laundry. After the door lock clicked shut, it was too late to re-member my house keys were on the dresser. Finishing a travel mug of coffee on a day-long trip, I then doubted if I turned off the empty cof-feepot. The hardware salesman, upon my third visit while doing along-running home repair project, said he would see me again: he didnot, because I went to a different store. I rushed in to a mega-grocerystore to do some “quick” shopping, and crashed into food-stamp day. Ifilled my car’s tank the day before, and then gas prices drop 20 cents.Returning home I relearned that deer, able to run at great speeds,sometimes will race a car so they can ultimately commit suicide. Whenrushing supper, turn on the burner that is actually under the pot! Ilaid down, exhausted, Sunday night, then my kid remembered heneeded help with his homework due the next day.Even leasure can be work. Halfway to a distant field at 5:00 a.m. isa poor time to remember my hunting license and bullets are on thekitchen table. For fishing trips, maybe I should test the rod for tangledline before hand. Stepping in something is an ugly way to find out thesoles of your running shoes are worn through. At least I didn’t have toput up with those annoying commercials ... when my television wentout. Taking a nap on the couch is difficult with the family dog is quietlystaring into your face, hoping to finally get fed. That last piece of cakesounded good, but it also sounded good to someone else who left theempty container on the counter.Work also can go all too wrong. It’s Thursday, but I thought todaywas Wednesday! So much for dependable %*$@ cell phone reception!What, it was 2:00 an hour ago? Not this week, but next week is payday.If I think things are working out, I’m scared to check, because the lightat the other end of the tunnel is often an oncoming train.I know that God can laugh, but I suspect it’s most often when I tellHim my plans. I guess that I should learn to go with the flow and notworry about things. Aren’t past disasters supposed to be called learn-ing experiences? Everything today will somehow be laughed at tomor-row ... I guess I’ll have to wait until tomorrow. Worrying about the fu-ture won’t change any part of it the tiniest bit. I should buck up; afterall, am I a man or a mouse? The poet Robert Burns stated my worriessimply in
To a Mouse
.“You are not alone in proving foresight may be vain.The best-laid schemes of mice and men oft go astray,and leave naught but grief and pain for promised joy.Still, thou art blest compared wi’ me; the present only touches thee.But, oh, I backward cast my eye on prospects drear;and forward, though I cannot see, I guess and fear.”
Cabin Fever Floral started off the holiday season with a Christmas celebrationopen house, November 14. Door prizes and refreshments made the shopping mood more festive, as guests browsed through the variety of items. Shown areTeresa O’Connell, left, and Krystle Doud admiring a selection.
Photo by Bartels
Cabin Fever open house
The annual Scholastic Book Fair was held in the Haakon County Public Library,November 13-16. According to Annie Brunskill, director of the library, this is oneof the library’s biggest fundraisers for buying books and equipment. Shown areEvan Kroetch, left, and Dusty Formanek looking over a book.
Photo by Del Barels
Library’s scholastic fair
The new work area and show room has been completed for the Prairie DesignsFloral Studio business owned and operated by Elke Baxter. “I have some orders,sales going for Christmas and a stack I have to catch up on,” said Baxter. Herwork can be ordered from and delivered to anywhere in the continental UnitedStates. “We consult via phone or email and I send pictures of the finished productfor your approval before you buy, and then I either ship or deliver,” said Baxter.She has recently completed a week-long floristry II - advanced design coursethrough the Institute of Floristry in Minneapolis.
Photo by Del Bartels
 Show room completed forPrairie Designs Floral Studio
Members of the Philip ModernWoodmen of America chapter re-cently helped raise money for MaryParquet by holding a 50/50 raffle.The event, held October 18,raised $1,123. This includes $500matched funds by Modern Wood-men’s home office through the or-ganization’s matching fund pro-gram. The money will be used forhelping cover medical expenses.The matching fund program offersModern Woodmen members na-tionwide the chance to show theirsupport for a community cause, or-ganization or individual in need byholding fundraisers. Modern Wood-men matches money raised up to$2,500. These fundraising projectscontribute more than 6.5 million tocommunity needs nationwide eachyearCoordinated by local ModernWoodmen members, chapters pro-vide opportunities to connectthrough social activities and vol-uneer projects.For more information about thelocal chapter and how you can getinvolved, contact Don Haynes at859-2778 or dwhaynes@gwtc.net.As a tax-exempt fraternal benefitsociety, Modern Woodmen sells lifeinsurance, annuity and investmentproducts not to benefit stockhold-ers but to improve the quality of life of its stakeholders members,their families and their communi-ties. This is accomplished throughsocial, charitable and volunteer ac-tivities. Annually, Modern Wood-men and its memers provide morethan $23 million and nearly onemillion volunteer hours for commu-nity projects nationwide.
Funds raised for Parquet
Political mailer confuses readers, threatens newspaper’s credibility
by Del Bartels
“I don’t want your best friend’smom standing up here tellingabout them being gone,” saidPenny Whipps, during a Dakota Assemblies program for sevenththrough 12th grade Philip schoolstudents and the general public,Thursday, November 15.Whipps first had members of theaudience briefly discuss withfriends sitting next to them aboutchoices they might make in listedhypothetical scenarios. She thenrelated about when her 22-year-oldson, Kyle, died of a drug overdose.Her mission is now to reach asmany kids as she can with the mes-sage that, by speaking up, a truefriend can save a life.Along with photos on a screen,she described Kyle in a personableway, with comments such as, “Hewas a fat baby.” Kyle was not an“at risk” student, nor were hisfriends. They were smart students,good athletes, musicians and long-time friends. At a crowded houseparty where drugs were available,all of them knew something waswrong with Kyle, but kept quiet in-
Just One Time rightchoices school assembly
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anything for them in return. Peoplehelp and look out for each othersimply because they believe it’s theright thing to do,” said A. Blye.A. Blye serves as vice presidenton the board of Midland’s SecondCentury Develpment and he is amember of the Haakon CountyCrooners men’s singing group.The most difficult part is “beingso far from Starbucks,” said A.Blye. “All joking aside, I wouldn’ttrade it for anything. It’s an adjust-ment from living in the city, butyou learn to change the way you dothings.” He added, “It’s a much bet-ter pace of life. You actually feellike you are in control of life, ratherthan life controlling you.”
Open Bible Church in Midland
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ness, we call it the “flag.”A newspaper's flag is a represen-tation of it’s credibility and brand.In short, a newspaper flag conveysinstant familiarity and connectionfor those who read it.So it is no wonder some south-eastern South Dakota residentswere confused when they receiveda political campaign piece in themail just before the November 6election that looked very similar toa local weekly newspaper. Thecampaign mailer included a flagthat was similar in design and typestyle to the local weekly newspa-per, the Dakota Dunes North SiouxCity Times.The campaign mailer, called the“Lincoln Union County Times,”was paid for by the Union CountyRepublican Party, whose chairmanis state Senator Dan Lederman, asa promotional piece for GOP candi-dates.Shortly after the mailer showedup in mailboxes, Times PublisherBruce Odson began receiving callsfrom local residents confused by it.Was his newspaper responsible forthis campaign literature? Odsonassured them he was not.Nevertheless, the confusion wasout there. Later, Odson publisheda front-page story, telling readersthat the real Times was not respon-sible for the political campaign“Times” and that he did not appre-ciate confusion by it or the appar-ent deception.Businesses invest millions of dol-lars to build and promote theirimage and brand. Newspapers dothe same thing with their flag.Most newspapers have been con-veying a connection with theirreaders and a sense of public trustvia their newspaper flag for morethan a century.Any unauthorized use of thatnewspaper's brand and trademarkundermines that connection andtrust. Apple would not like it if someone misused its iconic logo.S.D. publishers don’t like it eitherwhen someone abuses the trustand connection they have workedhard to build with their readersand community.It’s been said that imitation isthe sincerest form of flattery. Andperhaps we should be flattered thata political campaign would emulateone of our newspapers to further itsagenda. But the risk of confusingour readers and potentially weak-ening our credibility as an inde-pendent source of information issimply too steep a price to pay.
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will begin serving at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, No-vember 24, at the fire hall in Philip. The Glo-N-Go Parade will beginat 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome!!
December 2, Kadoka Catholic Church, 1:30 p.m.,Wall Community Center, 4:00 p.m. December 16, Philip NursingHome, 1:30 p.m., Philip Courthouse, 4:00 p.m. Everyone welcome.
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Grain Storage Tips
The dry conditions of 2012prompted cautions regarding pos-sible molds; with the potential of producing mycotoxins in corn andother crops. Reports of molds wereminimal, but improper storage canonly cause existing mold and in-sect infestations to get worse.Standard grain storage recom-mendations are to: dry corn downto 13 percent moisture if storingfor more than a month, run aera-tion fans when the air tempera-ture is 10 degrees lower than thegrain temperature and cool storedgrain to 25 to 35 degrees Fahren-heit to stop mold growth and insectactivity.Checking grain bins is not thepreferred task for most producers,but can be important as detectingproblems early can pay off well.Checking bins every two weeks isconsidered a minimum, with athorough inspection once a monthhighly recommended.A good practice is to run the aer-ation fan at least once per monthwhen the humidity is low and theair temperature is 30 to 35 de-grees. Climbing up to the accessdoor and checking the air comingout can tell a lot about the condi-tion of the grain.If the air coming through thegrain is warmer than you ex-pected, has a musty odor, or con-densation forms on the undersideof the bin roof on a cold day, theremay be problems developing. If any of these conditions exist, itwould be recommended to run thefan long enough to push the tem-perature front completely throughthe bin. A rule of thumb is that thetime (in hours) to push a tempera-ture front through the bin is 15 di-vided by the airflow in cubic feetper minute per bushel (cfm/Bu).For example, many aeration sys-tems move 0.1 cfm/bu. In thatcase, it would take 150 hours, or6.25 days to push the temperaturefront through the grain (15/0.1 =150).It can be easy to get a falsesense of security if you put grain ina bin that is at or near the recom-mended moisture content. Remem-ber that as the air temperaturedrops over the fall and into thewinter, grain close to the bin wallwill cool faster than the grain inthe center. Since cool air drops andwarm air rises, air can migratefrom the outside of the bin to thecenter, picking up moisture, whichcan be deposited at the top of thegrain, and cause the grain to goout of condition.If the grain is warm enough formicrobial activity, and/or insect ac-tivity, damage can occur. Warmth,moisture, microbial activity andinsect activity can also promotemore of the same, accelerating thepotential of problems.To protect the investment youhave in stored grain, check themoften.
11/27-28: Ag Horizons Confer-ence, Pierre12/11: Soil Health Info Day-Davison County Extension Com-plex, Mitchell
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by Bob FanningField Specialist, WinnerRegional Extension Center
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farmer and area may have theirown barrier that they have troublebreaking through, which can be af-fected by the land they farm, pre-cipitation they receive and theirfarming practices'" Fanning said.Chapter one, "Sustainable Pro-duction of 100-Bushel Wheat," aswell as many of the other chaptersin "iGrow Wheat: Best Manage-ment Practices for Wheat Produc-tion" provides information on opti-mizing wheat yields. Producingwheat yields of 100 Bu/acre, or ex-ceeding whatever yield barrier youhave been limited by, requires at-tention to detail. Read this chapteronline by visiting http://igrow.org/up/resources/05-1001-01-2012.pdf.The chapter points to key factorsin producing satisfactory wheatyields which include: develop andmaintain good crop rotations, vari-ety selection, quality seed source,preparing an adequate seedbed, op-timize available water, proper
iGrow wheat publication tohelp increase wheat yields
Growers looking for ways to in-crease their wheat yields shouldcheck out chapter one of the new"iGrow Wheat: Best ManagementPractices for Wheat Production,"says Bob Fanning, SDSU Exten-sion Plant Pathology Field Special-ist."Wheat is one of the most impor-tant crops for semi-arid areasacross the world. As corn and soy-bean production moves west andnorth, a large number of wheatacres have recently been lost tothose crops in South Dakota. Yetfor many producers, wheat remainsan important crop," said Fanningwho is one of the publication's 40-plus co-authors."For some, wheat is their majorcrop and for others it plays an im-portant role in their cropping rota-tion," he said. "Small grains, par-ticularly wheat, are widely recog-nized as a valuable crop for produc-ing residue, which is critical in asuccessful no-till production sys-tem."Fanning says wheat will almostcertainly remain an important cropfor much of South Dakota. How-ever, he says for it to maintainacres; producers must enjoy yieldsthat make it attractive to growcompared with competing crops."A co-op agronomist commentedduring the 2012 wheat harvest,'producers in this area seem tohave trouble breaking the 50bushel per acre barrier.' Eachplanting date, proper seeding rate,fungicide seed treatment, properfertilization, maintaining activesoil organisms, proper weed, insectand foliar disease control, and har-vest management.To purchase your own copy of "iGrow Wheat: Best ManagementPractices for Wheat Production,"visit the iGrow Store: http://igrow.org/store/.The 4-H Teens as Teachers pro-gram is designed as a tool to en-hance 4-H youth developmentthrough service learning projectswhich are planned and carried outby local youth. This South DakotaState University Extension 4-Hprogram partners youth with manynonprofits to create learning com-munities that allow youth the op-portunity to experience greatnessby making a difference within theircommunities and schools.“Creating opportunities for youthto develop and build upon healthylifestyle practices is crucial to theirpositive youth development. 4-HTeens as Teachers allows youth toproblem solve and plan by develop-ing and carrying out lesson plansfor grades three through five thatare relevant to the South DakotaHealth Education Standards,” saidSuzy Geppert, SDSU Extension 4-H youth partnerships field special-ist.Earlier this fall, South Dakotaschools, after school programs andcounties could apply for the pro-gram. This year's program will beoffered in the 12 communities of Philip, Baltic, Belle Fourche,Burke, Clark, Lower Brule, McIn-tosh, Redfield, Sturgis, Sisseton,Webster and Winner.The program consists of twotraining sessions. The first sessionis November 28 at the Pierre Re-gional Extension Center. The sec-ond training is December 4 at theWatertown Regional ExtensionCenter. Teens will attend one of thesessions and take their trainingback to their local third throughfifth grade youth in elementaryclassrooms and after school pro-grams.“Teens will design and carry outlessons in conjunction with local 4-H program advisors and teachers.They will write newsletters, planactivities, and submit a three tofive minute reflection video uponcompletion, as well as various eval-uations,” Geppert said.Approximately 68 high schoolage students will receive a $500scholarship upon completion of theprogram that will be established inan educational account at theSouth Dakota 4-H Foundation. Thescholarship will be directed towardthe post-secondary institution of the volunteer's choice, upon pay-ment of fees to that institution.
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After spending the summermonths reporting on the devastat-ing drought, State ClimatologistDennis Todey was ready to providesome good news to SouthDakotans this fall.Unfortunately, the change inseasons, while bringing cooler tem-peratures, hasn’t brought themuch needed moisture SouthDakota soils need.“As we transitioned from sum-mer to fall, I fully expected thereto be at least a couple systemscoming through that would dropone to two inches of widespreadrainfall. At this point, all the sys-tems have missed most of SouthDakota except for one systemwhich hit the northeastern portionof the state in late October,” Todeysaid.The storm systems Todey ref-ered to are large low pressureareas which occur with the changein seasons. Differing from sum-mer’s higher intensity thunder-storms which tend not to producewidespread rainfall, fall’s rain-storms are often lighter intensity,but provide moisture to a largercoverage area.Typically these fall rainstormsaverage about five inches of mois-ture in western South Dakota toabout seven inches in the easternportion of the state between Sep-tember and November. This addedmoisture before the soil freezes isintegral to restoring soil moisturelevels heading into spring.“Any moisture events that hap-pen once the ground freezes is of limited benefit for soil moisture,”Todey said. Unless there are somedramatic weather changes, Todeysaid drought issues will continueinto 2013. “We are at higher riskfor drought issues in 2013 becauseof the lack of soil moisture. If weget average rainfall in the spring,it will still be difficult to rebuildthe soil moisture profile in manyplaces throughout South Dakota,”he said. “We will be very depend-ent upon rainfall throughout thegrowing season next summer.”Laura Edwards, SDSU Exten-sion climate field specialist, agreedwith him. She said the drought ap-pears to be getting worse ratherthan better, based on the October18 climate prediction center's long-range outlook.“We have been hoping for im-proving our situation this fall, butthe state is getting drier instead of wetter,” Edwards said. “The long-range drought outlook depicts per-sisting drought into the winterseason.” She added that accordingto the outlooks, there is a higherprobability of above average tem-peratures through January.“This is combined with equalchances of above, below or nearnormal precipitation for Novemberthrough January. One exception isthe southeastern part of the state,which currently has higher proba-bility of being drier than averagethrough January,” Edwards said.Before they can offer an opti-mistic outlook for 2013 growingseason, Todey said a few thingsneed to happen. First there needsto be an extended weather patternchange which would allow mois-ture to move in from the Gulf of Mexico this fall. Then we needsnow cover this winter and somelarge snow storms in early spring.“Right now we don’t have anystrong indications one way or an-other of the amount of spring orsummer moisture we'll receive in2013,” he said.
Drought issues into 2013
Representative Kristi Noem isaccepting applications for springinternships in her Washington,D.C. office, as well as in her officesin Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Wa-tertown.Student interns in Noem’s officewill assist staff with various con-stituent service and communica-tions projects, as well as assist withlegislative research. Both SouthDakota and Washington, D.C. in-ternships are unpaid, but providestudents with first-hand knowl-edge of the legislative process andthe countless other functions of acongressional office.College students who are inter-ested in interning in any of Noem’soffices should submit a resume,cover letter and references toPeter.Eckrich@mail.house.gov byDecember 5.For more information, contactPeter Eckrich at 202-225-2801.
Rep. Noem’s office acceptingapplications for spring interns
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