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Number 1Volume 108January 3, 2013
Another year has passed and anew one is just beginning. Hereare some of the headlines and obit-uary's that occurred during thepast year. 
Janary 5:
Wall City Council hires LarryGravatt from Elm Springs to de-velop a plan for the ambulance dis-trict.Wall Badlands Area Chamber of Commerce announces new officersfor the year: President MaryWilliams, Vice-President JodyBielmaier, Secretary/TreasureJackie Heathershaw. Board Mem-bers are: Dawn Higenkamp,Donna Curr, Kent Jordan, MikeHuether and Juanita Schroeder.
Janary 12:
Two Bit Saloon in Quinn burnsdown on Friday, January 6.Wall Rodeo Grounds receives amemorial from Marvin Anders andMilton Trask.Wall FFA helps with shoe drive.
Clifford D. Szarkowski,William “Bill” Knuppe andBerniece “Beanie” Mansfield. 
Janary 19:
Pennington County Sheriff’sDeputy Darren Gin is introducedto Wall City Council and begins his job in Wall.Dan Piroutek named Black HillsStock Show agri-businessman.Wall School National Honor So-ciety helps with back pack pro-gram. 
Joseph Edward “Joe”Cox. 
Janary 26:
Margaret Nachtigall was in-ducted into the Black Hills StockShow Hall of Fame.Community support sustainsthe Country Cupboard.Philip Area Wrestling teamtakes second place in their owntournament.Mighty Wall Players Dramateam advances to State One ActPlay with their act of 
“Something’sRotten in the State of Denmark.” 
James R. Pearson, Lor-raine M. Williamson and Gay
Febrary 2:
Wall Ranger District and Na-tional Grasslands District RangerJohn Kinney transfers to Helena,Mont.Jerry Johanessen is EMS Volun-teer of the Years.Harvey Miller and Butch Kitter-man are chosen Firemen of the Year.Edgar Brothers are honored asBlack Hills Stock Show Stockmenof the Year, Western Pioneers
Robert H. “Bob” Heck-
ert, Billie Hancock, and FredrickG. “Fritz” Kroetch.
Febrary 9:
Dakota Mill and Grain tearsdown the old elevator.West River/Lyman-Jones taketheir first satellite meter reading.Bertie Schultz retires from WallFood Center.
Pastor Clarence “C.E.”McKinley. 
Febrary 16:
Elm Springs school are recipi-ents of “The Will James Society.”Larry Gravatt gave an updateon the formation of the Wall Am-bulance District to the Wall CityCouncil.Lady Eagles take third place atthe West River Tournament.Philip Area wrestler's win HillCity’s Black Hills ClassicWrestling Tourney.Crew Crop Insurance takes topplace at Ranch Rodeo. 
 Alvin C. Zietlow Jr andLawrence P. “Larry” Pfeifer Jr.
Febrary 23:
Deputy Secretary of TourismWanda Goodman speaks at cham-ber meeting.Wall Health Services re-electsTerry Peters, Brett Blasius andDonna Fauske to the board.“Funding for a Pulse” was thetheme for the first ambulance dis-trict meeting.Philip Area wrestler's are Dis-trict 7B wrestling champions.Krysta Kjerstad, Heidi Huether,Cheyenne Deering, Alyssa Ermishand Aleshia Feldman are recipi-ents of “National Girls and Women
is Sports Days.” 
Joyce Stout, Jerry LeeGibson, Jewel Bearheels, GeneStone, Helen Deutscher and RuthM. Sharp. 
March 1:
Badlands National Park com-pletes land purchase of 160 acresin Conata Basin.Legislative leaders predictablystill at odds over education bill.Wall School celebrates NationalFFA week.Lady Eagles win first game inDistricts.Lady Eagles lose to Edgemont inDistrict Championship game.
Burton Eugene Craw-ford and Daniel Dougan. 
March 8:
Minuteman Missile NationalHistoric Park equals visitors,money and jobs for local economy.Golden West commercial wins ADDY®Award.Legislative encourages feds tokeep Hot Springs VA open.Sgt. Jeremy Hertel and Spc.Mark McMillian are over 7,000miles from Wall Drug.Eagles are District 14B Basket-ball Champs.Wall players present musical
Murder Mystery
.Wall Children’s Theater present
Imagine Nation
Dorothy Lillian Pear-son. 
March 15:
Wall’s main street project is un-derway.Keyhole Reservoir is at its high-est elevation since June of 1999.White River shuts down the Ea-gles in the Regional Championshipmatch-up.
Cameron W. Carlson,Kenneth Heeb and Rodger E.Chant. 
March 22:
Governor Daugaard signsHB1234 into place. The bill will re-ward teachers for excellence andattract more talented young peopleinto teaching disciplines in criticalareas of education.President Ben Snow of RapidCity Economic Development is theguest speaker at the Wall Bad-lands Area Chamber of Commercemeeting.Multi-Agencies respond to firefour miles south of the BadlandsNational Park.Wall School Board discusses thegymnastic program at their regu-lar monthly meeting.Wall City Council hears fromLarry Gravatt on the dire situa-tion of not having an ambulanceservice during a special city coun-cil meeting.Wall FFA/FCCLA holds peopleauction. 
Kenneth “Ken” Heeb,Stanley J. Humphrey, James R.Cissell and Rita M. Byerly. 
March 29:
John Covell shares his storyabout testicular cancer.Wall Ambulance District pro-posal is made affordable to resi-dents of Eastern PenningtonCounty.Hunters warned of spring firedanger.Wall track season attends firstmeet.Shearer Styles opens.Papousek receives “FebruaryExcellence has a Face Award.” 
Lawrence R. “Bud”Manke. Dr. Reverend James R.Cissell, Helen Mae Babcock andLoleta Jacobson.
Reflections on the first half of 2012
Gas prces  Wall havebee slowly comgdow. O Thursday, De-cember 27 prces felleve more. Who saysthere s o Sata Claus!!!
~Photo Laurie Hindman
Gas pricesare falling
 Ashton Schulzand Tyler Swift.
 April 5:
Catalyst Club honor ArdyceRoberts Elwood, Ronnie Racicky,Edgar Simon and Freddie Fergu-son as 2012 Good Neighbors.Gui Bauer and Krysta Kjerstadwere Wall High School 2012 Promking and queen.Wall Celebration Committeehosts annual Easter Egg hunt. 
Rose Marie O’RourkeLester, Ivo A. Bannister, Vernon L.Burns and Kenneth “Kennie”Wood.
 April 12:
Gypsy Oil Company drills an oilwell north on Wall in 1931.Golden West Telecommunica-tions officials meet with congres-sional representatives.Prescribed burn in planned forBadlands in April.Kaylee Gallino wins all-aroundhonors at Eastern Wyo., rodeo.
Cly Dell Knapp,Michael A. Schofield, Charles“Charlie” Williams and Harold M.Cox.
Loni PearlHumphrey and Chase Phillips.
 April 19:
First Interstate Banks receives“Outstanding” rating for commu-nity reinvestment efforts.Wall School Board tables PowerHouse painting bid.Trey Richter wins a new saddleat the Wrangler Team RopingChampionship. Autumn Schulz and Lane Hus-tead win golf invite at Wall Golf Course. 
James and LizzieSorensen. 
Pamela Lynn (Eisen-braun) Blankenship and WilliamD. Peterson. 
 April 26:
Wall Badlands Area Chamber of Commerce hosts their annual ban-quet. Badlands Harley Davidson,New Horizon, Dakota Mill andGrain, Fat Boys BBQ and RoadTrip Cafe and Wall Drug received“Business Improvement” awards.Mayor Dave Hahn received “LifeTime Achievement Award”, CarolHoffman was presented a me-mento for serving as president of the Wall Badlands Area Chamberof Commerce for 2010-2011. LoriWalker accepted her award forbeing selected “Teacher of the Year.”Wall City Council approves tomove forward with an ambulancedistrict election.SDHSAA 2011-2012 Winter Fine Art and Athletic Adademic Achievement team awards was
Freme spray the orth ed of the Two Bt Saloo early Frdaymorg Jauary 6. Frefghters were uable to save the bus-ess that s owed by Kev ad Ja Wezel.
~Photo Ann Clark 
by Larie Hindman
Wall City Council met for theiryear end meeting on Friday, De-cember 28 at 1:00 p.m.Agenda for the meeting was ap-proved.Quote on the water control sys-tem came in more than the motionthat was approved of at the lastmeeting.Public Works Director Jeff Clarkwent over the quote with the coun-cil and it was discussed to increasewater rates in the future.Stan Anderson reasoned wedon’t have much of a choice, wehave to do it. A motion was ap-proved to move forward with thenew quote and increase waterrates.The first reading of Ordinance12-07; amend the Garbage Ordi-nance was reviewed.Council will review the ordi-nance and bring any issues theymay have to the January 8 councilmeeting.The property at 428 Fourth Av-enue was sold at a Sheriff’s sale.The mortgage holder broughtthe property back since there wereno bids on it.
Joh Ktterma presets JerryJohaesse the EMS Volu-teer of the Year award durgthe Frema ad EMT aualChrstmas party held o Fr-day, Jauary 27 at the fre hall.
~Courtesy Photo
Jm Ktterma (mddle) pres-ets Harvey Mller (left) adButch Ktterma (rght)plaques for beg chose Fre-me of the Year durg the a-ual Frema ad EMT Chrst-mas party held o Frday, Ja-uary 27 at the fre hall.
~Courtesy Photo
SPC Mark McMlla (left) & SGT Jeremy Hertel (rght) took a fewmutes out of ther busy day at Camp Leathereck, Aghastato take ths pcture. From Aghasta to Wall Drug ts oly 7,142mles. Thak you to Jeremy ad Mark for protectg us backhere  the U.S., ad God’s speed  brgg you both home.
~Courtesy Photo
A Echated Forest was thetheme for the 2012 Prom heldat the Wall School o Frday,March 30. Decorated trees ada log pathway were a few of the decoratos for theeveg. Gu Bauer ad KrystaKjerstad were crowed kgad quee before the couplessat dow to der ad aeveg of dacg. Promgoers ad ther dates wet toRapd Cty for a late eveg of bowlg ad the wet out for breakfast before arrvghome  the wee hours of themorg.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
presented to the Wall School VocalSolo- Ensemble Group, Girls Bas-ketball team, Wrestling team,Gymnastics team, One-Act Play,Band Solo Ensemble Group andBoys Basketball team. 
Dwayne M. Coleman. 
May 3:
Secretary of the Interior KenSalazar and National Park ServiceDirector Jon Jarvis announced therelease of the final General Man-agement Plan/Environmental Im-pact Statement for the South Unitof the Badlands National Park,recommending the establishmentof the nation’s first tribal nationalpark in partnership with theOglala Sioux Tribe.Freshmen Impact: Caught in theMoment was held in Wall withWall, Philip and Kadoka freshmenattending.Badlands National Park holdsprescribed burn in the park.
 Verna Mae Sharp andMyrtle Thompson. 
Kristy Heather-saw and Landon Stout; TerraRieckman and Chris Suelflow. 
May 10:
DENR recognizes City of Wallfor drinking water compliance.Governor Daugaard declaresMay as Beef Month.Wall fifth graders graduatedfrom Drug Abuse Resistance Edu-cation class.Kaylee Gallino qualifies for theCollege National Finals Rodeo.Wall High School golf teamstake All Conference titles at West-ern Great Plains Conference.
Joyce M. Handcock,Stella Ptakand and Richard LeRoy“Gator” Willuweit. 
May 17:
Wall City Council plans ribboncutting for the main street project.Krysta Kjerstad accepted an
award from Governor Daugaardfor being in the top one percent of the 2012 graduating class in SouthDakota.Teaching contracts for the 2012- 2013 school year were approvedby the Wall School Board.Nicole Eisenbraun was honoredat Governor’s leadership luncheon.Wall Boy’s track team winsWestern Great Plains Conferencemeet.Lane Hustead takes first placeat Newell golf meet. 
Doris Sherburne andOra Keiffer.
May 24:
Class of 2012 graduates fromWall School. Those graduatingwere: Kale Lytle, Jess Williams,Chavis Shull, Cole Smith, JesseWillis, Kyle Harris, Gui Bauer,Rolly Fortune, John Luke McGriff,Krysta Kjerstad, Heidi Huether, Alyssa Ermish, Anna Kitterman, Alexis Billings, Aleshia Feldman,Jessica Schulz, Cheyenne Deeringand Mikala Kraut.Chief Warrant Officer 5 DarlaCrown was the honored speakerfor the Carroll McDonald Ameri-can Legion Post #246 MemorialDay program.Wall second grade class donatesto Country Cupboard.Wall School holds academic/ath-letic 2011 -2012 awards.Wall boys and girls golf teamswin Regions.Wall boys track team wins re-gions.Third grade teacher MichelleRuland was selected as the“Teacher of the Year” at WallSchool
Dawn Glade Pavao,Peggy Benne and Donald L. “Don” Aby.
The City Attorney informed Fi-nance Officer Carolyn Anderson,the council may have teeth to dosomething about the property now.A motion to go ahead and send aletter to the property owner as rec-ommended by the city attorneywas made and approved.Council approved to transfer the Ambulance funds and CD’s to theambulance district effective Janu-ary 1, 2013.A motion was made and ap-proved to transfer airport funds.Resolution to dissolve TIF #2was approved by the council.S. Anderson explained to thecouncil why the legislature will bediscussing a .5 percent tax.This tax only pertains to touristbusinesses and goes from May toSeptember.Rick Hustead also noted themoney generated from the tax goesinto tourism marketing.The council approved to supportthe tax rate.Sewer rates for the upcomingyear was reviewed.Effective January 1, 2013 ratesfor residential property will be $26a month and commercial propertyat $36.50.It was discussed to raise therates again on July 1.Council approved to table theissue and address it again at theMay 2013, meeting.Pay request for $58,485 for thenew building at the airport wasapproved.Council approved to pay the Cityof Wall, fire department, ambu-lance, library and cemetery bills.Council will review the Penning-ton County Emergency Manage-ment agreement and readdress itat the January 8, meeting.The Risk Management plan willbe reviewed over the comingmonths.Clark was approved to take a re-certification class for spraying forWest Nile.Council approved to enter intoexecutive session for the purposeof discussing personnel and legalissues according to SDCL 1-25-2.Council entered out of executivesession and the meeting was ad- journed.
Wall Cty Coucl holdsyear ed meetg
(cotued o page 3)
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PenningtonCounty Courant
Don Ravellette
Geeral Maager of Operatos:
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Established in 1906. The PenningtonCo. Courant, an official newspaper of Pen-nington County, the towns of Wall, Quinnand Wasta, and the school district in Wall,SD, is published weekly by Ravellette Pub-lications, Inc. The Pennington CountyCourant office is located on the corner of 4th Ave. and Norris St. in Wall, SD.
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Social Security News
 By Kathy PetersenSocial Security Public Affairs Specialist
The summer of 2007 felt like abad dream for Terry Anderson.Reeling from a recent cancer diag-nosis, she was downsized fromthe company where she’d workedfor 11 years. “There was no sever-ance. I had no insurance,” shesaid. “I was terrified.”Terry began receiving SocialSecurity disability benefits andtook an extended period of timeaway from work. Later, Terrylearned about ‘one-stop careercenters’ that provide free employ-ment-related support servicesthrough Social Security’s Ticketto Work program to people receiv-ing Social Security benefits. Shedecided to see what the IowaWorkforce Development Center,her local one-stop, had to offer.There are more than a thousandone-stop career centers across thenation.The one-stop staff explainedthat the Ticket program is de-signed for people who receive So-cial Security disability benefitsand are committed to achievingself-sufficiency through eventualfull-time employment. Throughthe Ticket program, Iowa Work-force helped Terry coordinate hercareer preparation and job hunt.She updated her computer skillsand built confidence in herprospects for long-term success.“They offered workshops on inter-view skills,” she said. “I had myresume refurbished. I learnedfresh strategies. At first, I was tooproud to ask for help. I’m gladthat I did.”While Terry was eager to moveon, she was apprehensive aboutfinding work and losing her bene-fits. Terry learned about specialSocial Security rules called “workincentives,” that help people whoreceive disability benefits transi-tion to the workforce and becomefinancially self-sufficient.
For example, people receivingdisability benefits can keep theirMedicare coverage and their cashbenefits while gaining work expe-rience during the Trial Work Pe-riod. Terry was relieved to learnabout another Work Incentivecalled ‘expedited reinstatement,’allowing her Social Security cashbenefits to restart without a newapplication if she has to stop workwithin five years because of herdisability.Another helpful Work Incen-tive, known as a Plan to AchieveSelf-Support (PASS), allows So-cial Security disability recipientswho meet the income rules forSupplemental Security Income(SSI) to set aside money to pay foritems or services they need toreach a specific work goal. Thesecan include educational expenses,training, job-related transporta-tion, business startup costs, toolsand equipment, child-care costsand even the cost of job interviewclothes. By approving a PASS, So-cial Security agrees to excludecertain income that would nor-mally lower an SSI paymentamount. At the same time, theperson agrees to go to work, withthe goal of eventually leaving dis-ability benefits behind and becom-ing financially self-sufficient.In 2009, Terry found work as aLoan Servicing Specialist and asecond job in retail where shetrains cashiers and enjoys inter-acting with customers. Terry wasgrateful that Social Securityhelped her “get through thestorm.” She built a better lifethrough work. She no longer re-ceives Social Security disabilitybenefits. “Now I’m healthy. I havetwo jobs. I love both of them. Lifeis good.”With support from Ticket toWork and Iowa Workforce Devel-opment Center, Terry found herpath to self-sufficiency. To learnmore about the Ticket to Workprogram, call the Ticket to Workhelp line at 1-866-968-7842(TTY/TTD, 1-866-833-2967) orvisit www.socialsecurity.gov/work.Kathy Petersen is a public af-fairs specialist for Social Security,Denver Region. You can write herc/o Social Security Administra-tion, 605 Main, Suite 201, RapidCity, SD, 57701 or via e-mail atkathy.petersen@ssa.gov.
How “Ticket to Work” helped Terry Andersonbild a better life
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Potato skins are an appetizerfew can resist.What’s not to love about crispypotatoes, melty cheese andcrunchy bacon?!Perfect for holiday entertaining,home cook Melissa Sperka createdan elegant update to this classicapp.Nested Potato Skins will pleasethe kids, impress the adults, andbe gone before you know it!
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Three cups grated russet pota-toesTwo beaten egg whitesThree-fourths cups shreddedParmesanOne and one-half teaspoon saltOne teaspoon onion powderOne-half teaspoon garlic powderOne and one-half cup shreddedcolby jack cheese16 ounce sour creamFive slices bacon, cooked andcrumbledOne and one-half teaspoon saltOne teaspoon onion powderOne-half teaspoon garlic powderOne-fourth cup chopped freshchives or parsleyFreshly ground pepper
•Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.Spray 12-cup muffin tin with cook-ing spray and set aside. Grate po-tatoes and blot with paper towel toremove excess moisture; don’trinse.•Mix together potatoes, eggwhites, Parmesan and seasonings.Scoop one-fourth cup of potatomixture into each muffin cup andpress firmly onto bottom and upsides.Spray each nest with cookingspray. Bake 20-25 minutes or untilgolden brown.•Remove from oven and run anoff set spatula or knife carefullyaround edges to loosen. Cool in panfor five minutes before removing.To assemble, sprinkle each nestwith shredded colby jack cheese,pipe in sour cream, sprinkle withbacon and garnish with choppedchives. Serve warm. Note: As atime saver, frozen hash browns,thawed, may be used. Submittedby: Melissa Sperka, Greensboro,NC.
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The 2013 SD Black Hills Moun-tain Lion Hunting Season beganGovernor Dennis Daugaard hasextended an Executive Order tohaul overwidth baled livestockfeed until February. 21, 2013, inSouth Dakota.The Executive Order states that,upon receipt of a permit, permis-sion is granted to move over-widthbaled livestock feed not exceeding12-feet-wide or 15-feet-high for twohours after sunset and two hoursbefore sunrise. The order allowsmovement of overwidth baled live-stock feed until cessation of thedrought emergency, or no laterthan February 21.Over-width vehicles must beequipped with flashing or rotatingwhite or amber warning lights oneach side of the load’s widest ex-tremity. The warning lights mustbe clearly visible to motorists ap-proaching from the front and rear.Movement under the ExecutiveOrder is valid only for baled live-stock feed.“This year’s persistent droughtconditions have left livestock pro-ducers across South Dakota withinadequate feed supplies,” saidSouth Dakota Secretary of Agricul-ture Walt Bones. “Increasing haul-ing height and width restrictionsfor baled hay will allow producers
S.D. 2013 mouta lohutg seaso has begu
on Wednesday, December. 26 andwill run through March 30, 2013or until a harvest limit of 100 totallions or 70 females is reached.To keep up with the harvesttotal, visit http://www.gfp.sd.gov/hunting/big-game/mountain-lion-season-harvest-status.aspx orcall 1.866.895.9067. These two op-tions will have the most currentharvest totals.SD GFP will be sending periodicemails to licensed mountain lionhunters to keep you update on har-vest totals as well.GFP also has two smartphoneapplications that will have the of-ficial harvest totals. The Apple andDroid applications can be found atthe Apple Store or Google Play bysearching SDGFP Outdoors.
Overwidth baled livestock feedhauling extended 60 days in S.D.
to move feed in a more efficientmanner.”The normal size restriction onSouth Dakota highway loads is 14-feet, three-inches high and eight-feet, six-inches wide.Although height and width re-strictions for baled livestock feedhave been temporarily increasedby Executive Order, several high-ways in the state have width andheight restrictions in place be-cause of construction or perma-nent structures that cannot accom-modate such large loads. Truckersare encouraged to check theirroutes ahead of time for those re-strictions.For information on permits, con-tact a South Dakota port of entryor call 800-637-3255.Agriculture is South Dakota'snumber one industry, generatingnearly $21 billion in annual eco-nomic activity and employing morethan 80,000 South Dakotans. TheSouth Dakota Department of Agri-culture's mission is to promote,protect, preserve and improve thisindustry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or follow us on Facebook andTwitter.Warning Coordination Meterolo-gist Susan Sanders with the Na-tional Weather Service in RapidCity, SD has compiled a list of theircooperative observers and auto-mated weather stations precipita-tion totals through November 2012and the percent of normal (usingthe entire year, but they haven'thad much precipitation in Decem-ber).Complied list of counties report-ing:
Bennett Conty
Martin: 10.87", 56 percent
Btte Conty
Belle Fourche: 10.25", 58 per-centHoover: 9.89", 58 percentNewell: 9.56", 60 percent
Cster Conty
Custer: 14.19", 72 percentHermosa 3SSW: 11.79", 72 per-centWind Cave: 13.76", 70 percent
Fall River Conty
Ardmore 2N: 11.71", 66 percentEdgemont: 9.77", 60 percentHot Springs: 11.24", 64 percentOelrichs: 13.05", 77 percentOral: 11.23", 65 percent
Haakon Conty
Kirley 6N: 10.98", 58 percentMilesville 5NE: 9.93", 49 percentPhilip Airport: 6.95", 41 percent
Harding Conty
Buffalo: 8.28", 58 percentCamp Crook: 11.46", 79 percentHarding 3SE: 11.71", 75 percentLadner 9SW: 11.12", 66 percent
Jackson Conty
Cottonwood 2E: 11.99", 70 per-centInterior 3NE: 12.26", 66 percent
Lawrence Conty
Bear Ridge (8W Spearfish):13.27", 60 percentLead: 20.92", 69 percentSpearfish: 12.25", 56 percent
Meade Conty
Elm Springs 3ESE: 8.10", 45percentFaith Airport: 12.57", 73 percentFt. Meade/Sturgis: 10.31", 49percentOpal: 10.31", 56 percentRed Owl: 11.60", 64 percent
Mellette Conty
Cedar Butte 1NE: 13.57", 67percentWood: 14.00", 69 percent
Pennington Conty
Hill City: 15.92", 76 percentMount Rushmore: 14.14", 66percentPactola Dam: 13.50", 66 percentRapid City 4NW: 7.96", 43 per-centRapid City Airport: 11.74", 72percentRapid City NWS: 11.17", 56 per-centWasta: 9.41", 55 percent
Perkins Conty
Bison: 11.65", 66 percentLemmon: 13.21", 74 percentLodgepole 5SW: 13.97", 90 per-cent
Shannon Conty
Kyle 2E: 14.36", 76 percentPine Ridge Airport: 11.03", 64percent
Todd Conty
Mission 14S: 12.64", 59 percentTripp CountyWinner Airport: 10.16", 48 per-cent
Ziebach Conty
Dupree: 12.53", 69 percentDupree 15SSE: 10.47", 57 per-centGlad Valley 2W: 13.22",73 per-cent.
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For the 2012 season extension,“any deer” tags are not valid.The changes were made as partof deer herd management objec-tives to direct additional antlerlessharvest in the areas of the statethat need it most while curtailingthe doe harvest in areas where itis not needed.Antlerless tags are valid only inthe unit for which they were origi-nally issued.As South Dakota hunters turnthe calendar to 2013, they will findseveral hunting seasons still openfor at least a few days in January.The pheasant hunting seasoncomes to a conclusion on Sunday,January 6.In addition, hunting seasons forgrouse, prairie chicken, partridgeand quail also close on January 6.The extended “antlerless tagsonly” season for both East Riverand West River deer huntingopens on December 29 and closeson January 6.“Any Deer” tags do not convertto “antlerless tags” and are notvalid during these dates.The Archery, Muzzleloader and
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 Youth deer seasons all close onJanuary 15.For both Archery Deer and Muz-zleloader Deer, “any deer” tags doconvert to “antlerless only” tagsand are valid from January 1-15.The Fall Turkey hunting seasonwill close on January 31.Duck hunting on the HighPlains unit remains open untilJanuary 17.Goose hunting opportunities re-main available after the end of January as Unit 2 of the CanadaGoose hunting season is openthrough February 15.Both cottontail rabbit and treesquirrel hunting are open throughFebruary 28.
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doctor’s writing;) and provides forportability of record when patientmoves, (old way copies reams of pages and mails them in bulk.)But different electronic recordsystems don’t speak to each other;the majority of systems are gener-ated by computer geeks not physi-cians; and every EMR systemseems more written for billing andlegal defense rather than made toenhance communication to helpsolve the patient’s problems.But probably the biggest prob-lem for the EMR comes from usingchecklists instead of writing outthe patient’s narrative. The com-puter puts us at risk of losing thevaluable essence of the patient’sstory.Over time I expect EMR sys-tems will merge, improve, andcare providers eventually willlearn to use this tool. But it is still just an instrument to enhance, notreplace or interfere with the im-portant interface between patientand doctor.The computer is here and weneed to make it work.Dr. Rick Holm wrote this PrairieDoc Perspective for “On Call®,” aweekly program where medicalprofessionals discuss health con-cerns for the general public. “OnCall®” is produced by the HealingWords Foundation in associationwith the South Dakota State Uni-versity Journalism Department.“On Call®” airs Thursdays onSouth Dakota Public Broadcast-ing-Television at 7 p.m. Central, 6p.m. Mountain. Visit us at OnCall-Television.com.
The Prairie Doc PerspectiveBy Richard P. Holm MD 
The computer age has finallycome upon the practice of medi-cine.While the rest of the world hasbeen living with electronic check-out, accounting, and business ap-plications for quite a while, medi-cine has somehow escaped theplug-in paperless chart…untilnow.Why has the computer been sodelayed in entering into the hospi-tal rooms and private offices of medicine? Maybe it’s because of the complexity of medicine; the po-tential risk to patient confidential-ity; the time and cost required forphysicians to learn a new system;or maybe it’s because of the stub-born nature of physicians.There are a lot of possible rea-sons why the computer came lateto medicine, but why did it finallycome around?In recent years as physicians’practices have been brought to-gether into larger groups, elec-tronic-portable-sharable recordshave become more inviting. Addi-tionally the Government isstrongly encouraging the elec-tronic medical record (or EMR) byactually providing higherMedicare payments to doctors whoare effectively using an EMR.The Government is motivatedby the belief that EMRs will re-duce medical errors, enhance med-ical research, and set the stage forcontrolling run-away health carecosts.Indeed there are more reasonsan EMR could improve care: itgives immediate access to patientrecords, (old way pulls old papercharts from large file rooms;) al-lows for readability of record, (oldway forces trying to interpret the
Compters, health care, and the ftreBy Assistant Coach Kier
Earlier in December, the GirlsBasketball team traveled down toEdgemont to play the Moguls in adouble header.The Lady Eagles took a win witha 64 to 34 final score. Autumn Schulz led the team inpoints as she racked in 16; SadieO'Rourke also had a great gamewith 11 points and seven steals;Kaitlin Schreiber also earned her-self 10 points as she led the teamin rebounds with 11 total offensiveand defensive boards."The girls had a great game, andthey played a quick paced gamewith lots of opportunities to workon various skills we have empha-sized at practice.The girls should be proud of howthey played as they "got after it,"which resulted in us out rebound-ing the Moguls 55 to 22," saidCoach Hess.
Lady Eagles: 35 18 11 0 = 64Lady Moguls: 15 9 10 0 = 34
Sadie O’Rourke 5-151-5 0-0 11, Emily Linn 0-3 0-0 0-00, Bobbie Steffen 1-3 0-0 0-0 2,Carlee Johnston 4-12 0-1 0-0 8,Bailey Lytle 1-2 0-0 0-2 2, KaitlinSchreiber 4-6 0-0 2-4 10, Josie Bla-sius 2-6 0-0 0-0 4, Tayah Huether1-4 0-0 1-2 3, Monica Bielmaier 2-9 0-1 2-6 6, Autumn Schulz 6-9 0-04-5 16, Katy Bielmaier 0-1 0-0 0-00, Samantha Steffen 1-6 0-0 0-0 2,Elle Moon 0-2 0-0 0-0 0.
27-78 1-7 64. 
3-point field goals:
Lady Ea-gles 1 (O’Rourke 1.) 
Lady Eagles 55(Schreiber 11.) 
Lady Eagles 21. 
Lady Eagles 8 (Lytle 3.) 
Lady Eagles 21(O’Rourke 7.) 
Lady Eagles 18.
By Assistant Coach Kier
On Tuesday, December 18, theLady Eagles faced the OelrichsTigers in a double header on ourhome court.The Eagles took the win with anending score of 69 to 38. Autumn Schulz led the Eagles in
Lady Eagles beat Oelrichs on home court
scoring with 22 points; Josie Bla-sius followed up with 10 as well asCarlee Johnston and SadieO'Rourke with eight and KaitlinSchreiber and Emily Linn withseven.Blasius was the team's leader inrebounding with a combined totalof 15 offensive and defensive re-bounds."It is always exciting to play agame on our home court with suchbig crowds.Our girls were fired up for thisgame the minute they walked ontothe court and they said that theywanted to go on Christmas breakwith a win, which they did.Our leadership is very strongand it shows when watching thegirls interact at school, practice,games and more.Coach Kier and I are very proudthe girls are 4-1 right now as weenter into Christmas break, andwe are looking forward to continu-ing our great season in January aswe face off Rapid City Christian asour first game back on Thursday,
Lady Eagles Sade O’Rourkemakes a basket durg theOelrchs game.
Lady Eagles trouce Edgemot
Lady Eagles Jose Blasusputs the pressure o a Oel-rchs player.Lady Eagles Carlee Johsto ad Baley Lytle defed agastOelrchs players. The Lady Eagles wo ther frst home gameplayed o Tuesday, December 18 agast Oelrchs.
~Photos Laurie Hindman
January 3," said Coach Hess.
Stats:Lady Eagles:
19 18 16 16 = 69
6 12 9 11 = 38
O’Rourke 4-12 0-1 8,Linn 3-7 0-0 7, Johnston 2-11 0-08, Bailey Lytle 0-1 0-0 0 0,Schreiber 3-10 0-0 7, Blasius 3-110-0 10, Monica Bielmaier 1-11 0-13, Schulz 9-18 0-0 22, SamanthaSteffen 1-1 0-0 4.
Team Total:
26-82 0-2 69. 
Field Goal Percentage:
LadyEagles .317. 
3-point field goals:
Lady Ea-gles .000 
Lady Eagles 50(Blasius 15). 
Lady Eagles 10. 
Lady Eagles 9 (Lytle 3). 
Lady Eagles 28 (Schulz8, O’Rourke 6). 
Lady Eagles 25.
By Linda M. Hiltner
Unbelievable another year hasgone by and another Christmas atthe Capitol in Pierre.The Wall Writers had an amaz-ing adventure on Pie Day (Decem-ber 8) and enjoyed the decoratedtrees in the Capitol Building.The weather cooperated for thetrip to Pierre and South Dakota’slandscape along Hwy 14 wasbreathtaking—as usual.We stopped at the Prairie PagesBookstore in downtown Pierre be-fore leaving. On the return trip, wepaused to examine one of the loca-tions of the Pierre to Deadwoodstage stops.The stagecoach tracks are stillvisible in many locations along
Wall Wrters Group meetg
Hwy 14. Then, before the sun setthat evening, we were back inWall.Our next scheduled meeting isSaturday, January 12. We willmeet at 416 Sixth Avenue in Wall,at 9:30 a.m.The topics for the January meet-ing are:(a) Write about Christmas cook-ies,(b) What have you done with thelump of coal you received forChristmas, or(c) Writers Choice.If you have any questions aboutthe Wall Writers Group, pleasecontact Linda (605-786-6937) orDave (279-2952). Happy New Yeareveryone!
May 31
:Scot Eisenbraun, Pam Johnson, Angela Lytle and Todd Trask arerunning for three positions for theWall School Board.Memorial Services were ob-served in Quinn and Wall.Wall Elementary holds 2011 -2012 awards.Badlands Quilters delivered fivepatriotic quilts to the VeteransHospital at Fort Meade.Kindergarten class graduates.Those graduating are: JadaKusser, Becca Griebel, KadenceKusser, Cassidy Albrinck, EmmaEisenbraun, Sean Dunker, BridgerCasjens, Paige Kjerstad, Thane Si-mons, Kaylen Spotted Bear, BurkBlasius, Dawson Hess, MasonCrawford, KaDan Smith, ConnerUlrich, Natalee Armenta, TerrynShearer, Nora Dinger, Brodi Sun-dall, Jayda Reinert and OwenFauske.Big White Kindergarten gradu-ates are: Piper Cordes and QuinnMoon.Wall boys golf team place fourthat State meet. Wall girls’ golf teamplaces seventh at State meet.Wall High School Rodeo teamcompetes at Regional Rodeo.MSG Dennis Rieckman retires
from South Dakota NationalGuard.
 Violet Denke and LynnWilliams.
Jne 7:
Walls first ambulance was a1969 Pontiac Station wagon.Harold Delbridge was honoredfor his years of rodeo announcingat the Wall Rodeo Arena.Badlands National Park beginssummer season.Kris Kitterman was awardedthe Power House painting project.Sadie O’Rourke wins fifth placein the 100 Meter Dash in RapidCity at the state track meet.Kale Lytle places eighth place inthe 1600 Meter Run in Rapid Cityat the state track meet.Shaun McKay wins the Men’sMartial Arts Open Championshipin Rapid City.Revamped Wall pool opens forthe season. 
Lester Sandy Hale.
Jne 14:
Dennis Law elected to lead SDNCommunications board.West River Electric has poweroutage due to birds.Gale Patterson honored at StateTrack meet.Ribbon Cutting for Wall mainstreet projects was held on June 11at 12:45 p.m. CETEC EngineerTed Schulz and Wall ChamberPresident Mary Williams wereguest speakers. An injured hiker was rescued inthe Badlands National Park.Scot Eisenbraun, Pam Johnsonand Todd Trask were re-elected tothe Wall School Board.
Phyllis Sims, RichardHarlan Sims, Wilma E. Benson,Harold Michels, Sylvia (Knutson)Schultz, Dean J. Talty and Alex“Bod” Livermont.
 Aaron Kremanand Heather Schell. 
Jne 21:
South Unit general manage-ment plan, Record of Decision wassigned by Kathy Janis, OSTWounded Knee District Rep.; Vir-gil Bush, OSPRA Chairman; EricBrunnemann, Badlands Superin-tendent; John Yellow Bird Steele,OST President; Steve Thede, Bad-lands Deputy Superintendent andRuth Brown, OST Eagle Nest Dis-trict Rep.Noel Hameil with S.D. Commu-nity Foundation is guest speakerat Wall Badlands Area Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting.Philip holds sixth annual MatchBronch Ride.Wall High School Rodeo teamcompetes at State Rodeo. Membersgoing were: Lane Blasius - Calf Roping and Team Roping; ElsieFortune - Breakaway Roping;Rolly Fortune - Calf Roping andTeam Roping; Carlee Johnston -Pole Bending, Goat Tying and Bar-rel Racing; Carson Johnston -Steer Wrestling and Calf Roping;Paul Kruse - Saddle Bronc; BaileyLytle - Barrel Racing; John LukeMcGriff - Bull Riding; MatteePauley - Breakaway Roping, PoleBending, Goat Tying and BarrelRacing; Mazee Pauley - Break-away Roping, Pole Bending, GoatTying and Barrel Racing; TreyRichter - Team Roping and KaileyRae Sawvell - Goat Tying.
Jne 28:
US Forest Service celebrates 75years of National Grasslands. America’s Best Value Inn es-capes fire damage.Walkers open The Rock Loungeand Casino.Krysta Kjerstad participated in All Star Basketball game. 
George W. Stinson,San-dra Raye Sumpter May and Mau-rice Thompson.
Reflections on the first half on 2012
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