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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 19Volume 107January 3, 2013
by Del Bartels
Duke Westerberg’s last day ascounty executive director of theHaakon/Jackson County FarmService Agency –United States De-partment of Agriculture will beJanuary 3.He described his future plans byfirst saying that his brother-in-lawonce said, “ ‘There is no flexibilitylike not having a plan.’ I’ve alwaysliked that, and, right now, I’mpretty flexible.”It has been 33 years since West-erberg successfully interviewed forthe position in Philip. Before that,he graduated from Huron HighSchool and spent four years as anaircraft mechanic in the UnitedStates Air Force. He had graduatedfrom South Dakota State Univer-sity in 1983 with a bachelor of sci-ence in economics and in agricul-tural business. Back then, the FSA was the Agricultural Stabilizationand Conservation Service. Itmerged with the Farmers Home Administration in 1995 to becometoday’s FSA.Westerberg went through a sixmonth training program where hevisited offices across South Dakota.“You visited other county FSA of-fices, I guess, to pick the brains of other FSA officers and their man-agement styles,” said Westerberg.Depending on the time of year, heand his staff assist producers withConservation Reserve Programbids, farm program sign up,acreage reporting, non-insurancecrop assistance program, commod-ity loans, emergency conservationprogram, and many other govern-ment programs.“You don’t find any better peopleanywhere, whether it’s workingwith the staff or the ag producers,”said Westerberg. He added, “Theycan get by a lot better without methan I can without them, and that’sobvious.”“It’s been a good run, it reallyhas, ups and downs like any job,but it’s treated me really well,” saidWesterberg. “Kids think I need tokeep working somewhere and Iagree with them.” He will fill muchof his time with what he alreadyenjoys doing video taping schooland community activities, using hiscomputer to edit the videos for in-dividuals and for the school’s chan-nel 19 broadcasts, and playing golf.“I tell people that I don’t want toquit working, I just want to quitworking for Uncle Sam,” said West-erberg.“I like to harass my wife (Pat),but I imagine my honey-do list isgoing to get pretty long,” said West-erberg. “I think she’s a little anx-ious about it. I told her that herpaycheck is part of my retirementplan –she didn’t think much of that.”
Duke Westerbergretires from FSA
On January 3, after 33 years, Duke Westerberg will be the former county executivedirector of the Haakon/Jackson County Farm Service Agency –United States De-partment of Agriculture.
Photo by Del Bartels
Part of Wreaths Across America
The United Church’s confirmation class, their mentors, Pastor Kathy Chesney and several others visited the Black Hills Na-tional Cemetery by Sturgis, Saturday, December 15, to participate in Wreaths Across America. Wreaths Across America isa nationwide ceremony at national cemeteries to remember, honor and teach about the importance of remembering thecountry’s military personnel. Shown, back row, from left: Deb Smith, Trew DeJong, Conner Dekker, Cynthia Finn, JaslynKonst, Tom Finn, Payton Schoenhals, Nancy Neville, Kendal Hook and Britni Ross. Front: Melanie Morehart, Shay Hand,Madyson Morehart, Molly Coyle, Pastor Kathy Chesney and Barb Bowen.
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by Nancy Haigh
Wrapping up 2012 was not aseasy as the Haakon County Com-mission had hoped as they soughta way to pay overages with notenough money in the contingencyfund.Support of the poor and mentallyill took a toll on the county’s fundsthroughout the year, as well asmotor grader repairs for the roadand bridge fund.The county had $48,852 out of $50,000 budgeted for the contin-gency. Overages, which totaled$51,043.24, occurred in the fundsfor election ($544.34), commission-ers ($3,028.66), court appointed at-torney ($5,246.01), courthouse($13,053.87), support of poor($23,311.94), jail ($1,983.15), men-tally ill ($3,247.64), Extension serv-ice ($627.63), road and bridge(18,138.02), and courthouse build-ing ($26,441.84). All but road andbridge and the courthouse buildingfund would be paid from contin-gency funds. After more than an hour of work-ing the numbers the board opted torescind the December payment al-ready approved under the commis-sioners fund to the South DakotaDepartment of Legislative Audit inthe amount of $10,089. The re-maining overages totaled$48,014.52. The board approved totransfer those fundings for theother accounts.The board approved the transferof $125,000 in opt out funds to theroad and bridge account whichwould cover the $18,138.02.The board approved a supple-ment for the courthouse buildingfund in the amount of $26,441.84.This will cause the board to have anegative balance at the beginningfor 2013, which they can be repri-manded for by the Department of Legislative Audit during the nextaudit. A supplement must be runas a legal advertisement twice be-fore the funds are transferred.Bruce Hintz from the Depart-ment of Legislative audit reviewedthe recently completed countyaudit. He noted that five of the nineitems noted last year had been im-proved upon. Overall he noted thatit was a good audit with minor is-sues noted.One item that was wrong was aresolution the county approved inregards to the county putting in ap-proaches and maintenance on pri-vate driveways. He said that theSouth Dakota Codified Law cited inthe resolution was wrong and itwas also going against statestatutes. He suggest the county re-scind the resolution and followstate law. Later in the meeting theboard followed this advice and re-scinded the resolution. A couple of the areas of concerndealt with problems created by thesoftware the county auditor’s useas well as poor communicationfrom the state regarding the bankfranchise money that is distributedout to schools. He noted that theschool had been overpaid because awrong formula was used. This hap-pened in several counties, Hintzsaid. Another area of concern was thatsurplus cash calculations were notperformed at the end of March andSeptember with them also beingsubmitted to the Department of Legislative Audit. Hintz noted thatthese dates reflect the times of typ-ically large influxes of tax dollars.In the past the calculations wereonly done at the end of the year.The board and Kenny Neville,highway superintendent, discussedwhich blades could possibly be sur-plused. Commissioner Nick Konstbrought up either getting an ex-tended warranty on the 2009blades that keep breaking down ortrading them off. The other bladesinclude two purchased in 2004 andone in 2003. The two 2009 bladeshave averaged nearly three timesas much in expenses while underwarranty compared to the threeolder blades. While they are underwarranty, not all costs such asmileage, are covered.Neville noted that if a piecebreaks down in one, the secondblade follows shortly on the samelocation. He said Konst’s idea hadmerit and agreed they either tradethem or get the extended warranty.Konst had contacted Alex Kuleszaregarding the extended warrantybut has not received an answer yet.The buy back option and resale
2012 wrapped up by Haakon Co. Commission
Some of the ladies of the Milesville Community Club toured the governor’s man-sion in Pierre, Monday, December 10. This was the first year of tours of the newmansion and only 500 tickets were offered to the public. The Milesville ladies re-ported that there were 11 Christmas trees, all decorated in different themes,even one in a rust color. The tour guests wore slippers provided for the occasion.Shown, from left, are Joy Limacher, Linda Gebes, Ann Harty, Marcia Eymer, GaylaPiroutek, Tina Staben, Janice Parsons and Donna Staben.
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Milesville women tourgovernor’s mansion
by Del Bartels
The year end meeting of thePhilip City Council was held Fri-day, December 28.The city’s gross salaries for De-cember, through the 30th, totaled$32,127.69. The city’s percentagesof insurance, retirement and with-holding added another $10,670.93. After an executive session, thecouncil granted raises to city em-ployees, with those raises rangingfrom two to five percent dependingon the position.Other bills pending totaled$32,172.74. This included $7,965for 540 sign posts from 3D Special-ties, Inc.Sales taxes for 2012 totaled over$407,847, almost three percenthigher than from 2011. Since 2005,yearly sales tax amounts have in-creased, except for 2009 when theydipped less than two percent.The council approved the secondreading of Ordinance #2012-20,Supplemental Appropriations Or-dinance for unanticipated ex-penses.Evaluation and repair on the liftstation wet well will begin some-time after the first of the year.The South Dakota Departmentof Transportation is hosting ameeting January 15 in Pierre todiscuss the proposed sale of theCanadian Pacific Railroad. ThePhilip City Council has been in-vited to be represented.Mary Burnett with First Na-tional Agency discussed insuranceupdates on property, liability andumbrella policies. The council willget back to her on its wishes con-cerning current value versus re-placement costs for property items.Mayor Mike Vetter was under theopinion that most of the propertywas underinsured.An update was given on theWood Avenue/Walden Avenuestreet improvement project. Planshave been updated per a request bythe South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Re-sources. Bid opening for Wood Av-enue/Walden Avenue utility andstreet improvement and E. PineStreet/Wray Avenue overlay proj-ects is scheduled for February 4 at4:00 p.m.The S.D. DENR’s on-site evalua-tion report of the city’s water sys-tem was the “same stuff they doevery three years,” said Vetter.The council approved commer-cial garbage hauler’s licenses for2013 for Heartland Waste Manage-ment and Waste Connections of South Dakota doing business asWalker Refuse. This approval iscontingent on the companies hav-ing current landfill contracts.The city’s drug and alcohol test-ing contract services have beenawarded to the Sanford corpora-tion, which has offices in RapidCity.Approved building permits in-cluded Ralph McQuirk for Deanand David Fitzgerald to do sewerrepair/replacement and Ralph Mc-Quirk for Tena Slovek to do emer-gency sewer repair/replacement.The council approved a combinedmunicipal election with the schooldistrict election on the secondTuesday in April, which will be April 9, 2013. There will be onlyone polling place, in room A-1 inthe Philip High School. City councilmember seats up for election in2013 are for Greg Arthur –Ward I,Marion Matt –Ward II, and Jen-nifer Henrie Ward III. Petitionscan begin circulating no earlierthan January 25.An annual pipeline safety emer-gency response program is to beheld January 29 in Rapid City, andPhilip crew members may attend.The annual South Dakota Mu-nicipal League Days at the Legisla-ture will be February 5-6 in Pierre.The next regular council meetingwill be Monday, January 7, at 7:00p.m. in the Haakon County Court-house community room.
Philip City Councilcompletes 2012
Members of the Philip High School family and consumer science class cut, sewedand decorated 140 Santa socks, which were delivered by Santa Claus and hiselves to students at school prior to Christmas break. Socks could be ordered withvarious color and design choices and with candy or coal. Pictured, from left, areColton Alfrey, Joseph One Skunk, Keegan Burnett as Santa, and Ellie Coyle.
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 Santa brings candy tosome, coal to others
amounts on the other machineswas discussed. The longer thecounty holds on to the blades, thelower the amount they’ll receiveback.The board appointed TerryDeuter to another four year termas veterans’ service officer forHaakon County.Sheriff Fred Koester updated theboard on an incident that hap-pened December 4 regarding a gunbeing discharged in the courthouse.Koester stated that in the processof Deuter discussing gun safetywith newly hired Deputy Sheriff Seth Marbry, he inadvertently jacked a round into the chamber.prior to firing the gun into the wall.Koester noted that Deuter believedthe gun to be emptied of bullets.Koester stated that Philip Chief of Police Kit Graham compiled a re-port on the incident.They also approved warrantsand a memorandum of understand-ing with South Dakota State Uni-versity for the 4-H advisor position.The board entered into executivesession for 25 minutes to discusspersonnel matters. No action wastaken.The board will meet in regularsession Tuesday, January 8 at 1:00p.m.
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Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
What does it take to be “cool”these days, or “with it?” This tendsto change with the generations soit’s sometimes hard to keep up. Myobservations of young people seemto indicate that guys need to wearloose-fitting pants hung low, outra-geously expensive tennis shoes,and baggy shirts. An occasionalpiercing of an ear or somethingmight help too. Gals are prone tohaving multiple piercings, not onlyof the ears but maybe of an eye-brow, cheek, lip, nose, or eventongue. Neither are the girls intoloose clothing that much. Hairstyle has something to do withthings too, but I can’t quite naildown the details of that. I do some-times notice dye jobs in bright col-ors and that may include severalcolors on one head of hair. It can beattractive or occasionally justhighly noticeable.Personally, I gave up trying to becool years ago. It never matteredmuch to me. I didn’t want to standout as someone really strange, butneither did I have patience enoughto spend much time dealing withmy appearance. If I was covered inthe right places and wearing warmclothes in the winter and cool onesin the summer, that was goodenough. I recall that in high schoolthe boys all wore their shirtsleevesa certain way. This involved thesleeves being unbuttoned andfolded up just so many times. I hadtrouble getting the hang of thatand discontinued the practice be-fore long. Butch haircuts were allthe rage for a while, and I had oneuntil I tired of the butch-wax thatmade them stand up properly.That was nasty stuff and often gotspread to caps and pillows. It waseven hard to get off the hands afterapplication to the hair.I’ve always really liked the looksof some sunglasses, especially theones that are mirror-like. Unfortu-nately, I wear regular glasses fulltime which complicates matters.The sunglasses you clip on are notattractive. If you have prescriptionsunglasses, then you have to carrya spare pair of plain ones aroundfor inside. When I wore contacts fora while, I thought, “Aha, now I canwear nifty sunglasses” and boughtan expensive pair. They proved te-dious and have just ridden aroundin the glove box of the car for years.Practically speaking, my eyesaren’t bothered much by stronglight so they don’t need shades. If the light is too bright, I squint abit. If it isn’t, I don’t. So much forsunglasses.Snazzy cars have always beenpopular with guys, and I like look-ing at them. I’ve only had one ve-hicle that could be consideredsnazzy, and that was a blue andwhite mustang. I loved that carright up until the time I crashed itinto the back of a pickup thatdidn’t stop at a stop sign. Sincethen, my vehicles by necessityhave been more practical. Frankly,I prefer taller vehicles now whereI don’t feel like my rear is draggingon the ground. This would includemy red ranger pickup that suits mewell. It is somewhat “sporty” butnot the rage amongst the generalpublic. It does have four-wheeldrive which comes in extremelyhandy when you often travel un-paved roads such as the thirteenmiles of those we have getting totown from the ranch.Outward appearances, of course,can not compensate for a markedlack of goods on the inside. You canbe as cool as Tom Cruise or someother movie star and still not bemuch as far as a human being. Infact, those who spend a whole lot of time trying to look good can some-times be proud, callous, or shallowon the inside and much more con-cerned about having fun than ac-complishing anything of merit. Asa result, my definition of “cool” issomeone who is pleasant, kind andhelpful. If they are also nice to lookat, that’s a plus but not a necessity.In our church, we currently havea number of people who are gettingright up there in years—some evenin their nineties. They all keepthemselves looking fine, butthey’ve long since quit worryingabout being cool. They are, how-ever, very good people and simplyshine as far as I’m concerned.Their concerns tend to be moreabout how they can help otherfolks and be useful instead of whatothers can do for them. This sets agood example for the rest of us. Ihope we can measure up even if wedon’t wear sunglasses or drive asnazzy car. Measuring up would bereally cool.
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7-1-12: Driving Under Influence, 1st offense:
Gregory Wom-ack, Philip; fined $1,168.00.
Failure to Make Proper Stop atStop Intersection:
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Failure to Maintain Financial Re-sponsibility:
Dismissed. Conditions: 1) No violations of the lawfor one year; 2) Reimburse the county for court appointed attorneyfees at $50 per month, starting 10-3-12 and cost of blood tests of $70; and 3) Work permit with proof of insurance and proof of em-ployment.
8-3-12: Following Too Closely:
Karla Stimson, Watertown;fined $120.
3-25-12: Possession of Alcohol by Minor:
Hayden Clark,Quinn; fined $120. Conditions: 1) Pay fine and costs, includingany blood test costs if application; and 2) Work and NationalGuard permit authorized.
7-7-12: Unauthorized Use of Vehicle by Restricted Licensee:
 Travis Lee Mittleidor, Bismarck, ND; fined $120.
9-5-12: Speeding Other Roadways:
Mary Lou Austin, EllicottCity, MO; fined $145.
Petty Theft, 2nd Degree, $400 or less:
 Tammy J. Williams,Midland. Dismissed.
 
In with the new
... by Del Bartels 
Slow was a kind euphemism for how the old man inched down thehall of the nursing home. Members of his family were either walkingbeside and behind him, already chit-chatting in his room, or still ar-riving through the entrance and lobby. All were there to show him(dad –grandpa –great-grandpa) his first great-great-grandchild.He was greeted by each individual. Some gave hugs, some gave hand-shakes, some grandly waved over the heads of everyone else. His mem-ory was not what it used to be, but sometime during the visit he calledeach person by their name and related something about them. Somehad childhood nicknames that their own children hadn’t ever heard;and those stories had to be related to the incredulous kids. Some hadscars, mostly faded now to being almost gone, from embarrassing orheroic incidents. Those stories, too, were made even more grand by theold man in their telling.The morning was interrupted by lunch, but the conversations neverlagged, and the afternoon continued on. The new baby was not forgot-ten. Nap, feeding, nap, diaper change, nap –all happened. The oldman, though, was having his day. Yes, he was growing weary. Of course, he was going to shake it off. Tomorrow he would rest. Someonebrought out a photo album, which reminded someone else and theywent to get their album. Some of the younger kids busied themselvesby eating brought-in pizza, or playing personal video games, or dozing,but one ear was always open for a story or joke that would catch theirattention. One dozing kid flopped his arm at a teasing touch from anuncle, and plopped his hand into a bowl of shaving cream. Everybodyhowled with laughter, and nobody else napped.Then, the conversation sombered. Those who were not there were re-membered. A car accident, a military incident, a divorce ... losses werefelt, and had their own stories. Supper was a welcome break.Someone started the inevitable, and cameras came out of seeminglyeveryone’s pocket or purse. After silly photos of a niece laughing hardenough to spew pop out of her nose, of an aunt glaring at someone overa too-close-to-home joke, of a nephew caught by a peck on the cheekunder a hand-held mistletoe, of ... then the great-great-grandchild wasplaced in the old man’s arms for serious, posed pictures.He had held so many children and grandchildren. Still, this oneseemed so new. It would grow. Over the years it would be so manythings ... and one day even be similar to the old man now holding it.His lip first quivered, then grinned, and smiled, and then beamed sograndly that his eyes moistened up. The tiny tyke wiggled to get morecomfortable, and settled down with its eyes fixed on the old man.Yes, father time and the new year were together. In the grandscheme of things, it would be for just a little while, but, they were to-gether now, just like they always seem to be and always should be.
The annual Christmas piano recital by the students instructed by Nancy Nevillewas held Sunday afternoon, December 16, at the United Church. Though usuallyNeville’s classes are held September through May, there are practices before theChristmas concert and then practicing begins for the elementary school musiccontest held in April. Back row, from left: John Daly, Tyshia Ferguson, JasmineFerguson, Anna Belle McIlravy and Brett Daly. Front: Ethan Ferguson, ReghanBloomquist, Neville, and McKenna McIlravy.
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Christmas piano recital
The National Family Partner-ship has announced the winners of the 2012 National Red RibbonPhoto Contest “The Best Me IsDrug Free.” The nation’s oldest andlargest drug prevention campaignreaches more than 80 million peo-ple nationwide every year since1985.This year, families got involvedby entering a contest to promoteawareness in their neighborhoodsand win a drug prevention grantfor their schools. “As schools across America celebrated Red RibbonWeek, our contest helped studentstake the message home,” saidPeggy Sapp, NFP’s volunteer pres-ident. “By entering the contest anddecorating their homes together,families carried the message totheir communities.”Students from throughout theUnited States entered the contestby decorating their homes togetherwith their parents –mailboxes,front doors and fences. Parents up-loaded photos to www.RedRibbon.org, then friends and family votedand the entries with the most voteswon. Andi (eight), Ana (11), andEmma (13) Stone from Kadoka,S.D., won a $1,000 drug-preventiongrant for their school and an iPadfor their family.The DEA co-sponsored thisyear’s national Red Ribbon Weekcontest. DEA AdministratorMichele M. Leonhart said, “RedRibbon Week® is also when wehonor DEA Special Agent Enrique‘Kiki’ Camarena, who made the ul-timate sacrifice to keep our com-munities safe.”In 1985, after the murder of Ca-marena, parents, youth and teach-ers in communities across thecountry began wearing red ribbonsas a symbol of their commitment toraise awareness of the destructioncaused by drugs.Sapp said, “We received so manywonderful entries from across theUnited States and an outpouring of support with over 140,000 votes.We are so happy for the winningfamilies who will receive an iPadfor themselves and $1,000 for theirschool.”“The contest helped us talk toour children about drug preven-tion,” said mom, Kristie Stone."Kids in the neighborhood had lotsof questions and we explained whywe were decorating with the themefor Red Ribbon Week.” SaidKadoka Area SuperintendentJamie Hermann: “We appreciateRed Ribbon Week every year be-cause it brings focus to the issuesfacing America’s youth. It gives usan opportunity to address a sensi-tive subject in a time-frame whereeveryone understands that it isokay to talk about it. We are veryexcited for the Stone family and theopportunity this will afford ourschool to address concerns withdrugs that our youth are facing.”
Kadoka’s Stone childrenwin national photo contest
United Blood Services announcesa community blood drive to stockhospitals’ shelves for this year’s fluseason as well as the post-holidayseason.The drive runs through 10:30a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Janu-ary 8, at the Bad River Senior Cit-izen’s Center in Philip.The blood drive comes at a criti-cal time. Blood can be stored foronly 42 days and the blood that isdonated during the next few weekswill save the lives of patients whoare in the hospital or receivingmedical treatments after the holi-day season.Those who plan to donate bloodmust be healthy. “If somebody hasflu symptoms, we ask that theywait to donate until they are 100percent recovered,” said Lori Lieb-man, United Blood Services donorrecruitment director. The bloodcenter has been getting many ques-tions regarding flu shots and blooddonations. If you have received aflu vaccine, there is no need to waitto donate blood. You can receivethe shot and still donate blood laterthat day.Potential donors can make anappointment to give at www.unit-edbloodservices.org or by callingJen Schriever at 685-8010 or 859-3312. Donors receive a free choles-terol test. Volunteer blood donorsmust be at least 16 years old, weighat least 110 pounds and be in goodhealth. Additional height/weightrequirements apply to donors 22and younger, and donors who are16, or 17 in certain ares, must havesigned permission from a parent orguardian.
Blood drive January 8
Two South Dakota Highway Pa-trol vehicles were struck Thursdaymorning, December 27, by other ve-hicles as troopers responded totraffic issues during snowfall thatcreated slippery roadway condi-tions on highways in the SiouxFalls area.Trooper Dave Knutson was as-sisting on a call for service on In-terstate 29 when another vehiclelost control and struck the back of his patrol vehicle. There were noinjuries.Trooper Jason Husby was travel-ing northbound at reduced speedon I-29 when a southbound vehiclelost control, slid across the medianand struck the left rear of the pa-trol vehicle. There were no injuries.Both crashes happened shortlyafter 10:00 a.m.Two years ageo, Knutson was ina vehicle that was struck by an-other motorist. After that incident,Knutson was one of three HighwayPatrol troopers who describedbeing struck on the highway, aspart of a campaign to make thetraveling public aware of thestate’s move over law.“The purpose of the law is to pro-tect troopers and other emergencyresponders who are out there try-ing to help other citizens,’’ saidMajor Randy Hartley of the S.D.Highway Patrol. “We’re asking thepublic to, please, watch for theamber lights, and when you seethem, slow down and move over to
Two highway patrol cars hit –stresses move over law
give our people a chance to do their job. You can help keep us all safe.’’The law requires motorists tomove over and slow down whenpassing any vehicle displayingamber or yellow flashing signallights. The law is intended to pro-tect vehicles stopped on the shoul-der of roadways from being hit bypassing vehicles. Protected vehiclesinclude law enforcement, emer-gency response vehicles, service ve-hicles and any motorist exper- ienc-ing mechanical troubles.On interstates and other high-ways with two or more lanes trav-eling in the same direction as thestopped vehicle, motorists ap-proaching must merge into thelane farthest from the stopped ve-hicle and proceed with caution. Ontwo lane highways, motorists mustslow to a speed at least 20 milesper hour less than the posted speedlimit. If the posted speed is 20 mphor less, motorists must slow to fivemph.A violation of the move over lawis a Class 2 misdemeanor, punish-able by a fine of $200 and/or 60days in jail.
 
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Private Pesticide ApplicatorMeetings Start This Week
Private Pesticide ApplicatorCertification Training meetingsstart on Friday, January 4th attwo locations in South Dakota, andcontinue at a steady pace until lateMarch. At this time, 45 meetingsare planned to be held across thestate, with a few additional meet-ings possibly remaining to bescheduled.The full listing of Private Pesti-cide Applicator Certification meet-ings can be found on the SDSUPesticide Applicator Training web-site: http://sdstate.edu/ps/exten-sion/pat/pat-county-dates.cfm. Ad-ditional information can be foundat http://igrow.org.There are three options to be-come certified or re-certified. 1. At-tend a three-hour recertificationmeeting. 2. Pick up the open-bookhome-study exam and referencematerials at your local ExtensionOffice or Regional Extension Cen-ter or, 3. Take the Private Applica-tor exam on-line at the Depart-ment of Agriculture’s website:http://apps.sd.gov/doa/pwt/. Re-gardless of the method you chooseto certify or re-certify; you mustbring a government-issued, photoID.
Snow and Winter Wheat
It is well known that winterwheat has a much better chance of survival if it goes into the winterwith good soil moisture. That wasfar from the case in the fall of 2012, when a large percentage of the winter wheat in South Dakotawas planted into dry soil.As reported earlier this fall,many areas received smallamounts of moisture via rainand/or snow, which caused some of the wheat to sprout, but little ac-tually emerged. That marginalamount of moisture may play amajor role in whether wheat fields;or plants within wheat fields sur-vive the winter. Wheat has beenknown to take on moisture, swell,and even produce a small sprout,then dry out, and “re-germinate”when adequate soil moisture re-turns. There is a point however,where the sprout grows too largeto survive after drying out, andthat point is not well defined.For wheat plants that were stillviable going into the recent coldspell, the snow received by much of the state in the past weeks mayallow it to hang on. Even a fewinches of snow can protect the ten-der wheat plants a few inchesbelow the soil surface. The auto-matic weather station at Leola, SDreports that most of the low tem-peratures were below zero over thepast week, and the high tempera-ture for the day hovered near 10degrees F. While this was goingon, the lowest soil temperature atthe 2” depth was 21 degrees F, wellabove the 0-5 degrees that prop-erly “hardened off” winter wheatcan withstand. What soil temper-atures these barely sprouted win-ter wheat seedlings can withstandremains to be seen, but may not beas low as well established andproperly hardened off plants.As spring approaches, winterwheat producers will want to as-sess the status of their crop andcontact their crop insurance agentif evidence of winterkill becomesapparent.
Calendar
1/04: Private Applicator Certifi-cation meeting (PAT), 1:00 p.m.MST, Sr. Citizens Ctr, Philip1/9: Ag CEO, 5:30 p.m. CST,Winner Regional Extension Cen-ter, Winner1/11: PAT, 1:00 p.m. MST, Li-brary Learning Center, Martin1/14: PAT, 1:30 pm CST/12:30pm MST, Pierre, Winner, Lemmon& Rapid City Regional ExtensionCenters1/15: PAT, 1:00 p.m. CST, FireHall, Presho1/16: Ranchers Workshop, 9:30a.m. CST, SDSU Regional Exten-sion Center, Winner
 
Extension News
by Bob FanningField Specialist, WinnerRegional Extension Center
May you open the New Year withsafety, happiness and health.George and Sandee Gittings,Kinsey and Kelsey Gittings hadsupper in Philip Friday evening.Friday after getting the mail,Tony Harty visited at the L.D. Hairhome then went out for coffee. Thatevening, he attended the double-header basketball game betweenPhilip and Kadoka.Winter began Friday, December21. Early morning, Bill got a phonecall from the doctor in Rochester,setting up a date for him to returnfor testing and more. Carol Soloncame by with some pictures in theafternoon. It was an early day fornews to the paper, hope I got itthere quick enough.Saturday, Tony Harty visitedL.D. and Shirley Hair before theywent to Interior for a visit. He hadcoffee out.Jessica Gittings and Danielspent Saturday afternoon at theGeorge and Sandee Gittings home.They and Kelsey were busy makingcookies. George Gittings attendedthe Philip Livestock Christmasparty Saturday evening. Kelseyand Kinsey Gittings attended themovie in Philip Saturday evening.Roxie Gittings arrived at theGeorge Gittings home later in theevening to spend a week at home.Saturday, I made a trip to Philipto do some shopping and visitedwith Shirley Parsons, TheresaClements and Dolly Blucher. Billwas busy in the card room. Thecard room in the back of the seniorcitizen’s center is a cozy retreat forthe fellows to enjoy visiting andkeeping the mind sharp, trying tooutwit the other players.Tony Harty attended churchSunday, then went out to dinner.He was on his way to visit at theHerber ranch later in the afternoonand had vehicle problems. Andwouldn’t you know it, there was nophone service, so he sat in the coldvan hoping someone would happenby to rescue him. Finally alongcame help, he got jump started andmade it to Herbers where heneeded a little mechanical help, an-tifreeze was added, battery cablescleaned and all seemed to be well,but to be on the safe side his tripback home was followed by othersgoing into Kadoka.Jessica Gittings and Daniel wereout to the George Gittings’ homefor an early Christmas Sunday.Sunday after church, Bill and Iwent to Philip for lunch. We joinedJeanette Burnett. Leonard Konstmet us at the bowling alley for avisit.Kelsey and Kinsey Gittings leftfor Iowa early Monday morning.Roxie and Sandee Gittings were inWall Monday afternoon having a"girl's" day.Monday, Tony Harty popped thehood again on his van and did a lit-tle more to be sure it was going tobe road worthy. He went out forcoffee and visited at the Hairschecking to see how Shirley was.She’d been a little under theweather. He attended ChristmasEve services that night.Don and Vi Moody spent theChristmas week at their ranch andenjoyed visiting around and about.They attended the candlelight serv-ice Christmas Eve at the UnitedChurch in Philip and then wereguests at Duane and Joan Bes-sette's home for oyster stew andother homemade goodies for a cozyand fun visit. They had fun findingvarious locations of interest on thecomputer using "Google Earth."Ralph and Cathy Fiedler spentChristmas Eve in Spearfish at Donand Lynette Klumb’s, along withEric and Sherry Hanson and fam-ily, Lorene Klumb, Derek, Renee’and Jazmin Schmacher and AydenKlumb. Christmas Day, Cathyworked and then she and Ralphwent to the Hanson home for sup-per. Guests there were the DonKlumb family and Quinn, Sue andShannon Regan. Sherry opened herbirthday gifts, everyone enjoyed icecream cake for her birthday beforethe party ended.Tuesday morning early, Christ-mas Day, Tony Harty put a smokedturkey in the oven to warm up,then was on the road to Valentine,Neb., to visit his sister, Theresaand Rodney Hockenbary and enjoythe day with them and their ex-tended family. He returned homethat evening.Bill and Shirley Buls joinedGeorge and Sandee Gittings andRoxie Gittings for a seafood dinnerChristmas Day. Cards were playedand much visiting was enjoyed dur-ing the afternoon and evening.Bill and I made a Christmas runto Rapid City to help a person fromthe nursing home enjoy the daywith his family. Thanks to Don and Vi for letting us hang out at theirplace while we waited. In the after-noon, our grandson, Zack Seager,and Ryder came by for a visit inKadoka. They spent Christmas Eveat the home of Casey Seager inPhilip and were on their way backto Rapid.Christmas Day, Don and ViMoody had a Hawaiian dinner withbarbecue ribs and all the trim-mings, staying warm and cozy athome and enjoying their holidaydecorations and many phone visitsfrom friends and relatives near andfar. Meanwhile, Bill and Marsharelaxed at Don and Vi's home inRapid Valley while killing a littletime before they started back toKadoka with the mini-van.The end of the week brought alittle snow to the Philip andKadoka area, but the temperatureswarmed up into the 20s so it wasfairly comfortable. Don and ViMoody took a drive around theranch Wednesday afternoon intheir six-wheel JD Gator –whichthe cattle don't really recognize yetas ranch friendly. They had highheads up for a bit as this weird ma-chine rode the creek trails. Vi saidthey saw lots of wildlife includinggrouse, pheasants, deer and onecoyote.Wednesday afternoon, daughterShelley Seager, Sutton, Neb.,pulled into Kadoka and unloadedthings that need to make it toSioux Falls. That little PT Cruiseris a real pack horse. It was likeSanta’s sleigh when she poppedopen the back hatch. We will becarrying some, so she has room forgrandson Ryder Seager to go withher to Sioux Falls. She went on toRapid City for a few days of visitingat the Zack Seager home.Tony Harty had coffee and lunchout Wednesday and visited at theL.D. Hair home. L.D. and Shirleyhad to make a trip to Rapid withtheir cat, that was very sick. Cat isdoing better now.George Gittings went to RapidCity Thursday to keep an appoint-ment. Roxie Gittings, Jessica Git-tings and Daniel went as far asMitchell Thursday afternoon beforecoming back home. Daniel was sup-posed to go to his dad's for a time,but weather stopped that.I was the driver for the HaakonCounty Prairie Transportation vanThursday morning with a trip toRapid City. It was snowing off andon during the day, but the roadsproved to be pretty clear. TonyHarty and Carol Solon were visi-tors at our place with Bill. 
“We are like trees. We must createnew leaves, new directions, in orderto grow.” 
Daysies
Betwixt Places News
 by Marsha Sumpter • 837-2048 • bilmar@gwtc.net
I hope that you all had a veryMerry Christmas and will enjoy agreat New Year 2013.Lloyd and Marianne Frein hadall their family home for Christ-mas: Tadd Moriarty, Chicago, Vance and Anissa and DonavonMoriarty, Manhattan, Kan., Patand Amanda and Brodie Moriarty,Rapid City, Bruce and Laura Pot-ter, Lisa and Wyatt, Brandon, S.D.,Jacob and Melisa Frein, Colt andCarson, Rapid City, Ian Moriarty,Rapid City, and Mikal and RianRasnisson and Graham, DesMoines, Iowa.Marianne’s two sisters fromPhilip, Diane and Jill, and Jill’sfriend, Gina Thorson, all fromPhilip, also enjoyed Christmas atFrein’s. Gina works with Jill at thegrocery store. Several of the family(about 13 of them) drove up to NewUnderwood December 23 and haddinner with Jim Moriarty. They re-ported that Jim is doing well andenjoys company.Bob Thorson and finacée Jodiwere at home for Christmas. Jodi’sparents, who are staying here foran extended visit, and Jodi’s son,Scott, and Abbie Fitzgerald andJessica were home for the day also.Phillis spent Christmas atSpearfish with Coral and familyand Bill. Phillis is staying there forpart of the winter. Jodi’s son, Scott,is working in North Dakota nearthe oil fields. He is an electricianand they are building lots of hous-ing there. Jodi said that they takeher folks to Wall on Thursdays toplay bingo. Bob likes to take Thurs-days off from his mail route. Theyare also planning to go to the New Year’s Eve day dance at the nurs-ing home where Carstensens willbe playing. I haven’t heard if any-one else is playing with them.I visited Dorothy Urban in thenursing home and Jean Burns and Al Brucklacher, who were in thehospital. Jean was expecting to gethome for Christmas and Al had al-ready been dismissed. So, I stoppedout at Brucklachers and they hadpeople there doing some business.John Brucklacher, who was alsothere, came out to the pickup for avisit with me. He said he was visit-ing at his folk’s and planned toleave Friday to be home for Christ-mas with his family.Christmas Day guests at theLoren and Rose Kiel home wereMatt and Brenda and Holly Pates,Piedmont Meadows Drive in theBlack Hills, their son, DerrikPates, Rapid City, and their niece,Kari Pates, Pierre. Kari is thedaughter of Mark and PhyllisPates, of rural Brookings area.She had spent Christmas Eve withMatt and Brenda. Rose had fixedthe traditional Norwegian lutefiskmeal, also having Swedish meat-balls. After dinner, they were allentertained by nine-year-old Hollyplaying some Christmas music onthe piano and also on her guitar.Rose and Loren also played somewith their guests gathered aroundthe piano singing. Loren mentionedthat he and Rose had been at theMatt Pates home for Thanksgiving. Vicki Eide went to Rapid City,Thursday, December 27, to meetCarla and bring Kiley and Taeganhome with her so they could spendtheir Christmas vacation here withtheir grandparents. The Eide fam-ily will celebrate their Christmasand New Years together January 3.Carla was unable to get away tillthen.The Ramsey families all gath-ered at Bart and Marcy’s forChristmas with Bart’s brothers,Gary, Amber and Taylor Ramsey,Colestrip, Mont., and Doug andPhyllis Ramsey and their daugh-ter, Michelle and Nick McDonald,Sundance, Wyo., Bart and Marcy’sdaughter, Kara and Brook Parentand four children, Minneapolis,Minn., their son, Chad, Pauletteand Charlee, Philip, Bart’s parents,Cliff and Rita Ramsey, Marcy’sparents, Russ and Vi Olney, andMarcy’s brother, Rusty Olney, andfriend, Laurie, all of Kadoka, Bart’sgrandmother, Dorothy Urban, andMarvin, Vicki and Mary Eide allenjoying dinner and supper to-gether.There were many good dishes of food, (turkey, ham, prime rib, sal-ads and desserts) and everyonesaid they just ate too much. Every-one enjoyed games and had fun try-ing out some new puzzles that were
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 by Mary Eider • 859-2188
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