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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
includes tax
Volume 106Number 29January 31, 2013
~ by Ronda Dennis ~ 
doing a great job with the program.Staffing is stable, however afterturnovers in a couple of depart-ments, they are back on track.There has been a number of par-ties and fun programs going on atthe nursing home over the pastyear. One was a Halloween party.The staff gave gifts for Christ-mas as well as the National HonorSociety and Women HelpingWomen contributions.Last summer they hosted theirresident/family picnic and carnivalwhich was enjoyed by all. The prof-its went to the residents fundwhich is used for outings, bus tripsand it also supports the Resident of the Month.The Resident of the Month isfeatured at the beginning of eachmonth in the
 Kadoka Press
. Duringthe month, the chosen residentchooses a special meal for theirfamily, and are treated with finedining. They are also pamperedwith royal treatment throughoutthe month.Other activities included theKGFX Hometown Tour in June. And then comes the time of yearfor the three-day Department of Health inspection.Sanftner noted that there wereno state deficiencies and a zero per-cent rate of medication errors.However, they had three Federaldeficiencies and seven life safetydeficiencies. One, she said, wasthat there was no exit sign by thestairs in the basement. Everythinghas been fixed.The completion of the sprinklersystem was the big project for theyear. In addition to the sprinklersystem being installed, along withsoffits to cover the exposed pipes inthe hallway, a new public rest-room, new cement work along thewest side of the building and side-walks were done. A drainage issuetoward the alley was also fixed.The final project walk throughwith Community DevelopmentBlock Grant, Rural DevelopmentWest Plains Engineering and Com-plete Concrete was done on Oct. 8.From this project the nursinghome now has a loan for $53,500 atan interest rate of 3.75% with amonthly payment of $216 over thenext 40 years.Through the grant money theywere able to replace the front doorand the ramp at the back entranceto the clinic.The total cost of the project was$243,162.96.The nursing home still has aloan with BankWest for the com-pletion of the clinic in the amountof $31,154.82. Monthly paymentsare $414.They also have two loans withWest Central Electric for the roof of the clinic and nursing home. Com-bined, they total $86,915.35.With 21 tables at last year’sPrime Rib Dinner, the nursinghome made a profit of $13,000.Sanftner said this year the eventwill be held on Saturday, April 20.“We need to keep this facilityopen to care for our loved ones,” sheadded.Once the new windows, thatStilwell mentioned earlier, are in-stalled, Sanftner said that leaveswindows in one room, the nursinghome offices and the county nurseoffices to replace.Other purchases this year in-clude two water heaters, seven airconditions, a compressor for the airconditioner in the clinic, a floorbuffer, freezer, four beds and othersmaller daily items.Sanftner reminded those in at-tendance that the nursing homeputs a lot of money back in thecommunity through wages($839,335), food and utilities($103,900).Insurance is another big item.There are plans to make an in-crease on coverage. The nursingcurrently carries $2.5 million onthe building and $250,000 on thecontents. Plans are to increasethose figures to $5 million and $1million, respectively.Sanftner thanked the board forall of their support and all they do.Kent Olson said, “When all they(Dept. of Health) find is littlethings in the state survey, that’s agood survey.” He said it comesdown to the hands-on care. Resi-dent care is done well here.In going over the income state-ment, he said some of the expenseshave gone down, but they need torun close to full to keep the totalmargin down.This year’s total resident incomewas $1,260,806 and the expenseswere $1,303,733. Other miscella-neous income brought figures up$19,749 for a 1.57 percent totalprofit margin.He said the legislature is talkingabout a three percent increase inMedicaid, however, they are not sofocused on nursing home. Olsonstill stressed the need for everyoneto contact their legislators.Regarding the Kadoka Clinic, hesaid numbers were off a little thisyear, but it was in Philip, too.Olson thanked the entire staff for all of their work.President Larry Dolezal notedthat it’s good having Liz May inPierre.He said in the future, the nurs-ing home will need to look into pur-chasing a new range for thekitchen.Dolezal also reminded everyonethat the board of directors meet thethird Monday of each month. “Thenurses reports are appreciated,” headded.Sanftner noted that everyone(employees and residents) at thenursing home is like family andmany of the employees will pick upthings for the residents and not ex-pect to be paid.Dolezal congratulated Tom Terk-ildsen for serving 10 years on theboard of directors and that Terkild-sen was stepping down from theposition.Randi Oyan, who serves on thenominating committee, said JoAnnLetellier will serve another termand that Marv Moor was interestedin serving on the board. A motion carried to cast unani-mous ballots for Letellier and Moor.The meeting closed in prayer,led by Dolezal.The Kadoka Nursing Home As-sociation held their annual meetingWednesday, January 23 with 20members in attendance.Secretary Jo Christensen’s min-utes from last year’s meeting wereread and approved.In the absence of TreasurerJoAnn Letellier, Ruby Sanftnergave the auxiliary report with anopening statement balance of $9,280.06 and by the end of theyear the balance was $8,940.98.Income from the Holiday Festi-val netted $7,218.59.Expenses included $4,384.14 fora sit/stand lift; $269.78 for HolidayFestival supplies; $1,143.75 forHoliday Festival expenses (food)and $1,760.00 for KCBA Bucksgiven to nursing home staff forChristmas.Linda Stilwell didn’t have highnumbers to report under the im-provement fund with a checkingaccount balance of $72.61. How-ever, she said she’s purchased morenew windows in the amount of $11,000,00. They are sanded,stained and ready to be installedonce the weather warms up.Stilwell also noted that the foun-dation checking account balance is$416.00 and the fund account bal-ance shows $24,852.21.Taking the majority and very in-formative portion of the meetingwas Ruby Sanftner’s year-end re-port.She said the number of residentshas fluctuated this year between28 and 30. However, in Decembernumbers dipped to 25. The nursinghome was sad to lose eight resi-dents last year.The Medicaid rate is still$107.93 and the private rate in-creased to $160.00 a day this year. At this time there is no informationon rate changes for Medicaid.The nursing home received aone-time pass thru from the De-partment of Social Services to beused for staff salary adjustment. Itwas used for one-time employeebonuses based on longevity of work. This was done during Na-tional Nursing Home Week.The are approximately 40 fulland part-time employees at thehome.The nursing home is now with asecond vendor for calculating therate of pay for Medicaid residents.Sanftner said Kerri Schofield is
Kadoka Nursing Home Assocation holds annualmeeting; Moor replaces Terkildsen on board
possession and 416 misdemeanorcharges against adults, and 200 of those dismissed, Glynn said “weare sending a bad message to kids.”Glynn said the Attorney Gen-eral’s office has voiced its supportfor the bill, as well as the SouthDakota States Attorneys Associa-tion.Supporting testimony camefrom the Concerned Women of South Dakota.However, the bill’s current lan-guage was criticized by the StateFarm Insurance Company lobbyistDick Tieszen, and RogerTellinghuisen, lobbyist for S.D.Trial Lawyers Association, as wellas several members of the commit-tee.Sen. Corey Brown, R-Gettys-burg, questioned whether that oneadditional law would have changedanything that happened the nightthat Glynn’s son died.Sen. Larry Rhoden, R-UnionCenter, also questioned whetherthe law would be effective.The bill died 5-4 and was movedto the 41st day.~ ~ ~ ~ ~ After the meeting, Glynn said “Ireally thought with the State’s At-torney Association and the Attor-ney Generals’ Association, thepeople who have to enforce theselaws and know the laws inside andout that are on the books, andwhether they are enforceable or notand whether they are enough ornot, I really thought their backingto the legislators would say ‘youfolks are the expert in this field andso we are going to rely on your rec-ommendation.’”That didn’t happen, she said.However, Glynn said “we willnever know if this would keepsomeone from having a party attheir house.”She said she will continue tofight for a law such as this.
By Elizabeth “Sam” GroszCommunity News Service
 An attempt to set up misde-meanor charges for adults who pro-vide parties for under-age drinkersfailed to pass out of the SenateState Affairs Committee Jan. 23 atthe S.D. Legislature in Pierre.The measure failed by one vote,following sometimes emotional de-bate, but backers vowed to keepworking on the bill to make it ac-ceptable to lawmakers.Sen. Larry Lucas, D-Mission,said there currently is no definitionfor the term “social host,” but isgenerally agreed that it refers tosomeone who provides the locationbut not necessarily the alcohol fora party.It is not a defense, said Lucas,for the adult to say that he was notpresent at the party.Joyce Glynn, West River rancherwith her husband, Roger, relatedthe story of how their son, Michael,lost his life following his 2006 highschool graduation and attendingthe subsequent party where under-age teens were drinking.He died as the result of a one-ve-hicle rollover where he was ejectedfrom the car.That spring, Glynn said, 13other teenagers died under similarcircumstances.President Obama, noted Glynn,has said that “the first task of soci-ety is to keep our children safe.”She questioned whether we aredoing everything possible to dothat.She discussed the three compo-nents to keep children safe as edu-cation, legislation andenforcement. It is clear, she said,that it is illegal for anyone underthe age of 21 to drink alcohol, andcalled this bill “another tool” to beused.With 5,894 minors charged with
‘Social host’ bill defeatedin Senate committee
provides nursing home and as-sisted living care for state veteransand their spouses.The state is building a new Vet-erans Home, for which funding al-ready has been approved. Theofficial ground breaking is sched-uled for this spring, Daugaard said.Closing the federal VA Hospitalaffects about 300 employees in theHot Springs area, he said, andwould make such services as dialy-sis and mobile CAT scan more dif-ficult for vets to access.
Criminal justice reform
The Governor also discussed theprogress of one of his favored proj-ects, the criminal justice reformpackage.He said he was glad to see hestrong support the bill received incommittee and in the Legislatureas a whole. For the most part, hesaid, legislators have agreed that itis worthy of their support.If enacted, Daugaard said, theprogram will improve public safetyand hold people accountable fortheir actions.He reminded that 80 percent of the people put in prison are not vi-olent. Working through the Drugand Alcohol Court programs, hesaid, people will learn how to beself-disciplined.
Economic development
Growing the state’s existingbusinesses is perhaps the mostfruitful of economic developmentactivities, said Daugaard.The other two ways are to starta business or bring a business infrom another state. But 70 percentof the time, he said, it is most fruit-ful to grow an existing business.Many times, he said, the lack of a state income tax is not always thebest incentive, since there areother, more immediate incentivesthat take priority in the choiceprocess.In the case of Bel Brands, thelarge cheese operation relocating toBrookings, Daugaard said, thereare huge depreciation deductions,which completely offset income forthe next number of years.The expiration of the contrac-tor’s excise tax redemption needs tobe addressed, the governor said.That had been a tax on the serviceof the contractor, and half of it hasbeen given back on large projects. A replacement measure passedby the Legislature last year was re-ferred and defeated by voters inNovember. The Governor said hewants any new incentives to be abipartisan effort.
By Elizabeth “Sam” GroszCommunity News Service
The battle continues to save thefederal Veterans AdministrationHospital in Hot Springs from clo-sure.Gov. Dennis Daugaard told aSouth Dakota Newspaper Associa-tion group Jan. 24 that he had justreturned from Hot Springs wherehe met with the Save the VA Com-mittee. A presentation is plannednext month in Washington, D.C.,he said. The three members of South Dakota’s Congressional del-egation, Daugaard and committeemembers plan to meet with thehead of the Veterans Administra-tion, he said, to voice their opposi-tion to the closing.The announcement of the possi-ble closing of the facility at HotSprings came in December 2011.Relocation of some of the servicesto Rapid City was opposed bymany.The VA Hospital, said Daugaard,includes an acute care clinic, hos-pice care, outpatient clinic andpharmacy. It also includes a drugand alcohol treatment domiciliary,as well as treatment for post-trau-matic stress syndrome.It should not be confused, hesaid, with the State VeteransHome, also in Hot Springs, that
Governor adding weight to fight to save federal VA Hospital in Hot Springs
teleconferences conducted byelected officials are subject to openmeeting laws, elected officials cannow have a similar group conversa-tion via email or text and there isnothing that makes that conversa-tion open and public. Commonsense says that's just not right.Conceivably, an entire agendafor an elected body could be dis-cussed using email or text messag-ing. While that's unlikely, here'sone example of what could happen. An email goes out to the full schoolboard and asks for comments abouta proposal to phase out the dis-trict's art program. Everyone is in-vited to share his or her views.Everyone weighs in and a majorityagrees that the district can nolonger afford to fund the art pro-gram. As the law now stands, the pub-lic is excluded from observing thatdiscussion. And while no official ac-tion can be taken until the boardmeets in an official session, the dis-cussion that led to the decision re-mains hidden from public view. Theboard meets, votes and since theentire discussion was conducted byemail, no one knows what led tothe decision; there's no officialrecord of that discussion.Common sense says that's justnot right.Elected officials have acceptedthe framework in which they do thepeople's business for decades. Thatincludes notice of meetings, postedagendas and holding those meet-ings in public. It's at the heart of how we function as a democracyand as a republic. A changing world requires adap-tation. That's something the 33-member task force, which includedrepresentatives of news organiza-tions, state officials, law enforce-ment officials, prosecutors, andofficials from cities, counties andschool districts, recognized lastsummer. That's why it recom-mended including "electronic textcolloquy" in open meetings andrecords laws. And that is why thegovernor and attorney generalhave moved this legislation for-ward.Speaking to newspaper editorslast week, Gov. Daugaard spokeabout the importance of this issue.When people think of teleconfer-ence, Daugaard said "You're think-ing of someone on the phone. But if you're texting each other andyou're replying to all, really, if youthink about it, that's no different.It's just a different way of chattingback and forth and those should besubject to the open meeting noticesand the texts would need to be anopen record."Gov. Daugaard clearly gets it.Now it's up to our legislators.The measure gained a slim 7-6approval from the House State Af-fairs Committee last week and isheaded for a vote by all representa-tives in the House. Contact yourrepresentatives and tell them tovote yes on HB 1113. You can callthem at 773-3851 or you can findcontact information on the S.D.Legislative Research Council'swebsite.HB 1113 deserves full support inthe House and then the Senate. Re-gardless of technological advancesand forms of communication, theprinciple of open and public debateis critical. Our legislators need toknow that we, the people, expectnothing less than full support tomaintain that ideal.It's a matter of common sense.
Tim L. Waltner is publisher of the Freeman Courier and theHutchinson Herald, Menno. Healso serves on the South DakotaNewspaper Association's First Amendment Committee.
By Tim L. Waltner
Remarkable technological ad-vances in recent years havechanged the way we do countlessthings. Phones once tethered towalls have become portable devicesthat are now wireless hand-heldcomputers. Financial transactionsno longer require cash, checks or,increasingly, plastic cards. GPSsystems have made asking for di-rections obsolete. Cameras nolonger require film.Technology has dramatically al-tered virtually every aspect of ourlives. We communicate with eachother in ways that only a few yearsago seemed to be science fiction.That has touched our personallives as well as the way we do busi-ness. And that includes the way inwhich government operates.That reality led the Open Gov-ernment Task Force convened lastyear by Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Attorney General Marty Jackley torecommend including new methodsof communication in the trans-parency and accountability thatare the bedrock of open govern-ment. The result is HB 1113, whichexpands the definition of telecon-ference "to include certain meet-ings conducted through electronictext colloquy and to require the re-tention of certain records of textcolloquy meetings for public inspec-tion.""Colloquy" is a legal-technicalterm meaning discussion. Don't letthe word throw you; it's simply con-versation. If an email goes out tothe mayor and full city council, aschool board or a county commis-sion and asks for them to reply tothe group, that's a conversation. If they were having that conversation- all of them face to face - thatwould be an official meeting - openand public. But, as of now, if it'semail or text, it's not public.While the law already says that
HB 1113 matches up transparency, technology 
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Jeremiah 29:11-13Unlike God’s “determined will,” His “desired will” isresistible and conditional. We have a choice to do thingsour way or His. The Lord designs a specific plan utiliz-ing a believer’s unique gifts and talents for the king-dom. He wants to share His desired will so that we can live successfully.First, God wants us to follow the moral laws, like the Ten Commandments, which apply to everyone.Throughout Scripture, we find principles that can add joy and meaning to our lives, such as the instruc-tion always to give thanks and put aside bitterness in favor of forgiveness.(1 Thess. 5:18; Eph. 4:31-32)Following those basic principles lets us discover the second part of God’s desired will—His intentionsfor our personal life. One good example is vocation. Before our birth, God predestined us to have specificskills, talents, and spiritual gifts, which suit us for certain types of work. Our vocation may change, butwith divine guidance, our work will consistently “fit” us.Finally, God’s desired will is active in our daily life. What interests us interests Him, no matter howtrivial. For example, we’ve all sent up desperate prayers when we couldn’t locate something we needed.Often we find the object within moments because a caring Father leads us right to it.The Lord wants to work in our life, and He’ll send blessings if we follow Him. Remember, He’s a lovingFather; what’s more, He is all-knowing and all-powerful—that is an unbeatable combination, no matterwhat comes against us. It is impossible to get less than the best when we do things His way.
The Desired Will of God 
Inspiration Point
Monday, February 4
Hamburger gravy over biscuits,hash brown patties, stewed toma-toes, and peaches.
Tuesday, February 5
Roast turkey, mashed potatoesand gravy, broccoli, cranberrysauce, dinner roll, and pears.
 Wednesday, February 6
Chicken filet on a bun with let-tuce, pasta salad with vegetables,baked beans, mandarin orangesand pineapple tidbits.
Thursday, February 7
Swiss steak with tomatoes, scal-loped potatoes, peas, bread andpudding with fruit.
Friday, February 8
New England ham dinner withvegetables, sunshine gelatin salad,bread, and fruit cocktail cake withtopping.
Meals forthe Elderly
News Briefs
The annual meeting
of Jackson-Kadoka EconomicDevelopment Corporation willbe held on Wednesday, Febru-ary 6, 7:00 p.m. at the Gate-way Apartments CommunityRoom. The organization in-vites everyone to attend themeeting.
Book signing:
Join us for cof-fee as we host South Dakotaauthor C. M. Wendelboe witha fascinating Q & A discussionsession and book signing;Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 4:00 p.m.at the Jackson County Li-brary, Kadoka. Wendelboe’s
Spirit Road
mysteries high-light an appreciation for localarea perspectives. Bring afriend!
The next meeting forKadoka Community Better-ment Association will be onThursday, February 7, 12 noonat Jigger’s Restaurant. Every-one is invited to attend.
FreeFederal Tax
returnpreparation is available at theJackson County Library,Kadoka. Returns for low andmiddle income taxpayers of allages are prepared. Call DebMoor 837-2689 at the libraryfor an appointment, or BobMcDaniel 605-859-2227(Philip) for information.
Clayton Struble__________________ 
Clayton Clark Struble, 82,passed away January 17, 2013, athis home.Clayton was born on October 20,1930, in the South Dakota Bad-lands to Harold and Marjorie (Har-ris) Struble.He served in the United States Air Force on a B29 as a left gun-ner. On September 1, 1979 he mar-ried Sherri Mueller. Together theymoved to Erie in 1991 from West-minster. Clayton worked for 33years at Wholesale Flooring inDenver. He enjoyed caring for thefarm animals he kept on his fiveacres of land.He is survived by his wife,Sherri Struble, of Erie and theirchildren, daughter, Andrea, andhusband, Ben Drake, of Westmin-ster with granddaughter, RuthDrake, and son, Paul, and wife,Jamie Struble, of Erie. Clayton isalso survived by sons, Rick, Bret,and wife, Sue, and Boyd, grand-son, Jason Struble, and great-granddaughter, Emeral Riley,brother, Leslie Struble, and wife,Muree, and sister-in-law, CarolStruble.Clayton will be missed by a hostof nieces, nephews, friends andneighbors.Funeral service were held 10:00a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 atRejoice Lutheran Church in Erie.Burial followed at Mount Pleas-ant Cemetery in Erie. Memorialcontributions to the Clayton Stru-ble Memorial Fund in care of  Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.Visit www.ahlbergfuner-alchapel.com to share condolences.
 Vivian Livermont _________________ 
Vivian G. Livermont, 97, of Rapid City died Friday, January25, 2013 at a local nursing home.Vivian was born March 13, 1915in Fairfax, SD, to Leo and Matilda(Brendan) Redmond, the youngestof eight children.She married Paul Lester Liver-mont on August 22, 1936, inKadoka. The couple lived around Vetal and Tuthill, SD, until theymoved to a ranch near Wanblee,SD in 1943.For many years, Vivian was anactive member of the WanbleeLadies Aid Society.Vivian was famous for her cook-ing, especially her cookies. Oneyear she made dozens and dozensof cookies, which she gave away asChristmas presents. Her specialtywas molasses cookies. Vivian’s greatest love was herfamily and friends. She was a spe-cial lady to all who knew her.She is survived by her twodaughters; Joyce Eckes, and herhusband, Nick, Lander, WY, andHelen Bartling and her husband,David, Rapid City; eleven grand-children; Stacy Livermont, RapidCity, Rhonda Johnson, Lander,WY, Bill Livermont, Martin, SD,Linda Lake, Torrington, WY, Jes-sica Jeans, Wall, SD, MichaelBartling, Rapid City, Michelle Mc-Cann, Rapid City, TJ Livermont,Rapid City, Tasha Livermont,Justin Livermont and Dexter Liv-ermont, Quinn, SD, eighteengreat grandchildren and numerousnephews and nieces.She was preceded in death byher beloved husband, Lester, andinfant son, Dennis, son, Paul, Jr.,parents and six brothers and onesister.A visitation was held from 5:00p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, Jan-uary 28, 2013 at Edstrom & RooksFuneral Service at SerenitySprings of Rapid City.Funeral services were held at10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January30 at Lindsey Memorial Presbyte-rian Church in Martin, SD, withPastor Lisa Danielson officiating.Interment was at the MartinCommunity Cemetery in Martin.A memorial has been estab-lished to the Meals On WheelsProgram in Rapid City.Friends may sign her onlineguest register at www.sereni-tyspringsfuneralchapel.com
 James Dennis “Jim” Hewitt, Sr.______ 
James Dennis “Jim” Hewitt, Sr.,age 74, of Philip, S.D., died Thurs-day, January 24, 2013, at the HansP. Peterson Memorial Hospital inPhilip.James Dennis “Jim” Hewitt, Sr.was born on March 18, 1938 in Valentine, Neb., to Hazel Ellen(Thomas) and L.H. Hewitt. Jimwent to country school north of  Valentine, his first seven years. Heattended eighth grade in Phoenix, Ariz., after which he returnedhome and attended Valentine HighSchool, graduating in 1956. Aftergraduation, he attended one yearof college at the University of Ne-braska in Lincoln and then re-turned home to help his motherrun the two ranches after thedeath of his father.He married his high schoolsweetheart, Jan Vanderheiden, in1958 and moved to the Philipranch. To this union were bornthree children, Tamera, JamesDennis, Jr. “J.D.” and Scott.Jim was a rancher all his lifeand gained a great deal of knowl-edge from older mentors in thePhilip area. He developed a keenknowledge of cattle that waspassed on to his sons and grand-sons.During his adult years, he was amember of the First PresbyterianChurch in Philip, the SouthDakota Stockgrowers, also servingon the S.D. Brand Board, PastMaster of Philip Lodge #153 AF & AM, Royal Arch Masons & Yank-ton Consistory, Past Patron of theOrder of the Eastern Star #100 inPhilip, Philip Jaycees, and theElks Club in Pierre. Jim served asa Haakon County School Boardmember and a state committee-man of Haakon County Republi-cans.Grateful for having shared hislife are his wife, Jan, of 54 years;three children, Tamera (Steve)Stickler, Omaha, Neb., J.D. (Julie)Hewitt, Piedmont, and Scott (Ann)Hewitt, Long Beach, Calif.; ninegrandchildren, Stephanie, Bran-dea, Kara and Jennifer Stickler,Omaha, Neb., Tyson (Shiloh) He-witt, Opal, Tanner (Lacey) Hewitt,Sheridan, Wyo., Audra Hewitt,Belle Fourche, Caleb Hewitt,Omaha, Neb., and Nathan Hewitt,Long Beach, Calif.; four great-granddaughters, Adessa Jade,Jalee Teal, Samera Jo and AllieGrace Hewitt, Opal; two sisters,Betty (Jack) Carr of White Riverand Margie Cunningham of Den-ver, Colo.; one brother-in-law, Jim(Cheryl) Vanderheiden of Rochester, Minn.; several niecesand nephews; and a host of otherrelatives and friends.Jim was preceded in death byhis parents, L.H. and Hazel He-witt; his father and mother-in-law,S.T. and Hermina Vanderheiden; asister, Marie Lovejoy; three broth-ers-in-law, Irish Lovejoy and Donand Tom Vanderheiden; and a sis-ter-in-law, Donna Vanderheiden.Services were held Monday, Jan-uary 28, at the United Church inPhilip with Pastor Kathy Chesneyofficiating. Graveside serviceswere held Monday at Mt. HopeCemetery in Valentine, Neb.Music was provided by BarbBowen, pianist, and Tim Vander-heiden, vocalist.Ushers were Martie Ryno, JayLovejoy and Jack Hansen.Pallbearers were J.D., Scott,Tyson, Tanner, Caleb and NathanHewitt, Steve Stickler, Alan Aanerud and Alex Morton.Honorary pallbearers wereStephanie, Brandea, Kara andJennifer Stickler and Audra He-witt.A memorial has been estab-lished.Arrangements were with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.His online guestbook is availableat www.rushfuneralhome.com
 Marie Hansen___________________ 
Marie Hansen, age 95, of Philip,S.D., died Wednesday, January 23,2013, at the Philip Nursing Home.Marie Gladys Plasschaert wasborn May 22, 1917, at Lucerne, thedaughter of Richard and Pauline(Lee) Plasschaert. She grew up inthe area and received her educa-tion at the Lucerne Rural School.She then attended Philip HighSchool.Marie was united in marriage toWallace E. “Bud” Hansen on April10, 1934, in Kadoka. They madetheir home on his parents’ home-stead 26 miles northeast of Philip.They continued to operate theranch until retiring in 1967 andleasing the ranch out. They re-mained at the ranch during thesummer months and operated anantique business and the wintermonths were spent travelingthroughout the United States andMexico.Bud became ill in July 1985, andthey decided to build their homeand move into Philip. Bud pre-ceded her in death on October 21,1985. Marie continued to reside ather home in Philip until movinginto the Philip Nursing Home aftersuffering a stroke in August 2009.During her lifetime, Marie playedfor numerous dances, starting atthe age of 10. She enjoyed playingin the “Philip 5 Band” for manyyears.Survivors include three sons,Jack Hansen of Philip, DarrylHansen and his wife, Kaye, of Stockton, Calif., and Bob Hansenand his wife, LaVonne, of Howes;three daughters, Shirley Raue of Pierre, Paula Poss and her hus-band, Bill, of Perris, Calif., andCharlene “Chuckie” Reed and herhusband, Sonny, of Pierre; 27grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, RosieLejeune, of Philip; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Hansen, of Winner; ason-in-law, Bob Neville, of Philip;and host of other relatives andfriends.In addition to her husband, Bud,Marie was preceded in death bytwo sons, Richard “Zip” Hansenand Gene Hansen; one daughter, Arlys Neville; one granddaughter,Marilyn Neville; one grandson,Billy Joe Poss; two grandchildrenin infancy; and a great-grandchildin infancy; her brother, RichardPlasschaert; a son-in-law, FredRaue; a daughter-in-law, DonnaHansen; and her parents.Services were held Tuesday,January 29, at the American Le-gion Hall in Philip, with PastorKathy Chesney officiating.Music was provided by MemoryNeville, pianist. Eulogy was givenby Dylan Peck. Ushers were JimHumphrey and Eric Hansen.Pallbearers were Jesse, Marty,Todd, Doug and Dennis Hansen,Kenny, Bobby Gene and RandyNeville, Cam and Stan Reed,Mike, David and Scott Raue, andTim and Doug Poss.Interment was at the MasonicCemetery in Philip. A memorial has been estab-lished. Arrangements were with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
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Trust can be a fragile commod-ity. Take the cooking island in ourkitchen, for example. It looks niceand solid just like the otherkitchen cupboards, but it has onemajor difference in that it’s onwheels. In other words, if you leanagainst it too hard, it’s apt tomove. This can be unsettling. Itmight mean you have to makesome quick adjustments to avoidfalling on the floor. Nasty. Oneeventually learns not to trust thething but probably not until afteryou’ve had a few tense moments.Sometimes in this life, it istricky to decide what or who youcan trust. Do you, for instance,trust your current car or pickup toalways get you where you want togo? Our vehicles, right now, appearto be fairly trustworthy since theyaren’t terribly old and haven’t beendriven excessive miles. As youknow, any vehicle can turn obnox-ious in the blink of an eye, but youcan often depend on those thataren’t too ancient and have beenproperly maintained.I think of one vehicle I had,though, that I shouldn’t havetrusted as much as I did. Oneevening I drove it at the speedlimit on the freeway for over ahundred miles only to have thefront wheel fall off as I nearedhome. When it dropped, I wasbarely moving since I had slowedfor a sharp corner on our countryroads. It still gave me quite a jolt,especially when I considered whatmight have happened had thatwheel gone when I was speedingdown those steep river hills on thefreeway. It didn’t bear thinkingabout. I was pleased to still bemoving and breathing.Sometimes, too, I’ve put faith incertain people that didn’t deserveit. There was that one time someyears ago when I took in cattle fora fellow who turned out to be verydifficult to deal with. Not only didhe hate to pay his bills, but he alsofailed to move his cattle out at thetime we had previously agreed on.It was with some relief when thatassociation was at last over. Sincethen I’ve been blessed with othercattle deals that have worked outwell for all concerned, but such hasnot always been the case. MaybeI’ve learned who to deal with andwho to leave strictly alone.My good-Samaritan complexhas also landed me in trouble atime or three. One fellow I tried tohelp many years ago ended up rip-ping me off for several thousanddollars. He took all my belongingsof any worth and pawned them. Healso depleted my bank account,which wasn’t very large at thetime, by forging my signature. After he’d run off with my assetsand been gone a while, he calledone day and wanted me to helphim some more. He was out of luckby then. He’d given me a harsh les-son, but I’d learned through it, orat least I had in his particularcase. I don’t mind helping peoplebut not when they flat out stealfrom me.Fortunately, my immediatefamily has always been composedof good people. Everyone makesmistakes, but that can be over-looked if the intensions are honor-able. I wouldn’t do any businesswith some of my slightly more dis-tant relatives, but those closest tome are fine. With those who havelived or worked on the ranch, somehave been more competent anduseful than others, but we’ve hadlots of good guys helping us. Nonethat I know of have set out pur-posely to defraud or harm us, andsome have been or are truly excel-lent fellows to have around.Here’s a quote you might like.“Raisin cookies that look likechocolate-chip cookies are themain reason I have trust issues.”Not everything is what it seems.It’s not that I don’t like raisin cook-ies, it’s just that I like chocolatechippers more and am disap-pointed when finding I’ve taken araisin thinking it was a chipper.The same principle can have widerapplication.What else can we trust in? Oneprobably shouldn’t put much hopein winning the lottery as a meansof support. The odds are greatlystacked against us there. Howabout the government? Iffy, don’tyou think? Some doctors andlawyers are dependable. Othersnot so much. I suppose we’ll haveto just go along trying to put faithin those people and things that de-serve it as far as we can tell andavoiding those that don’t. We canalso trust God to help us know thedifference. After all, he is com-pletely trustworthy, has our bestinterests in mind, and has thewherewithal and strength to seeus through. It’s a very great bless-ing to have him on our side.
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
Jodie O’Bryan is sporting somehoof-shaped bruises this week afterher horse fell at the first barrel ata barrel-racing event in Rapid City.Then, when the horse stood up andtried to regain its balance, itstepped on her some. As a result,her ear was hurt and some ribswere cracked. In other words, Jodieis making no fast moves. She did,however, manage to show and sellone of her horses at the stock showin Rapid City. This involved a cou-ple of twelve-hour days groomingand showing the horse and movingit back and forth between the eventcenter and civic center. Jodie waspleased that the horse sold to a galfrom North Dakota that she’dhelped at Rodeo Bible Camp maybesixteen or so years ago. That gal isnow married and has some kids.She is married to a fellow who wentto college with Jodie’s son, Taylor.Scot O’Bryan also showed somehorses for clients at the stock show.Other local people showing horsesor at the show included Jesse Carl-son, Jamie Willert, Levi Grimesand Austin Grimes. While theO’Bryans were in Rapid, CellaBaldwin came over and took care of the dog.Bud and Valene Perault hadsupper on Sunday evening at Mike,Marlene and Bert Perault’s. Otherthan that, things have been fairlyquiet for the Peraults. Marlenesaid her mom, Lillian Carlson, gotout of the Philip hospital onWednesday after spending aboutten days there. She is doing betternow, the proof of which was thatshe was back to cooking on Sunday.She was also eating better. Mar-lene visited her most days in thehospital to check on how she wasdoing, bring her what she needed,etc. Lillian doesn’t plan on doingany day care for kids in the nextweek and will just see how thingsgo after that.Chuck Fortune said he got torope a couple of calves this week totreat them for such things as footrot and pneumonia, but otherwisethings have been quiet over theirway.MaKaylan Bonenberger reportsthat they had nine calves alreadyon Sunday including one of hers.Her mom, Nikki, added that theheifers weren’t due to calve untilFebruary first but decided to get a jump on things. The nice weatherhas made that okay. On Saturday,MaKaylan and her grandmother,Pam Bonenberger, went to Mitchellwhere they helped MaKaylan’saunt, Alisha, celebrate her birth-day. On Sunday, they watched Al-isha’s daughter, Joslin, participatein a cheerleading conference beforethey returned home.Betty Kusick caught a ride southto Wanblee on Wednesday withCrystal Paulson. She visited JoeLivermont a while before Crystalcame back from teaching andpicked her up. On Thursday, herdaughters, Loretta and Kathy,came, and Kathy gave Betty a per-manent. Loretta returned on Sun-day but was delayed long enoughthat she told Betty she had time totake in the potluck dinner at thechurch hall after church, so Bettydid. Betty said her son, Kenny, wasscheduled for a bit of surgery at theEye Institute in Rapid City thisweek. This is supposed to correct aproblem with Kenny’s eye lashesbeing too long, curling into the eye,and irritating it.Larry Dolezal led the churchservice at Interior on Sunday as heoften does on the last Sunday of each month. Larry and Joy oftencontinue on to Wall for dinner afterchurch at Interior, but this monthLarry came back to Belvidere rightafter church there for the annualcongregational meeting andpotluck at Belvidere. Joy said shehas been babysitting her grandson,Travis Dolezal, some lately whilehis mom, Jamie, works with countyhealth in food distribution, etc.Travis usually stays with LillianCarson on the three days a weekJamie works, but Lillian has beenin the hospital lately and not ableto do day care. Joy also helps at Re-lease Time in Kadoka mostWednesdays.Greg and Dana Badure and kidswere visited on Saturday by Ericand Pam Osborn,and Pam’s daugh-ter, Syd Beth. Eric continued theproject of shoring up floors. Gregsaid he was able to beat Eric atbowling on the video Wii game.Greg and Dana currently haveDana’s niece, Felicia, and her four-month-old daughter, Isabella, stay-ing with them. Felicia is fromMaine, but has visited here oftenand is a good friend of BriannaBadure. Greg said that his brother,Bax, has made some tooled-leathersaddlebags to be used for the Stock-grower fundraiser connected withthe stock show in Rapid City. Thisweekend, Bax, Carol, and Kiannawent to a gun show in Winner.There was an extremely old gun onsale that Bax had his eye on. Un-fortunately, it sold for more thanBax was willing to pay.Marie Addison was visited byher daughter, Teresa Walker, of Gillette, WY, this weekend. Thegals visited Jean and Dave Cal-hoon on Saturday. On Sunday, theytook in church in Belvidere plus thepotluck dinner and annual meetingafter church. Marie was visited lastweekend by her daughter, Rena.Rena had a birthday about then,but thought she could get by withthe many tins of cookies Marie hadsitting around, and a big cake wasnot necessary. Rena wanted toknow how to make Marie’s fudgerecipe so Marie gave her some les-sons. Teresa planned to stayovernight with Rena in Rapid Cityon Sunday before returning toGillette on Monday. Marie said shegained another great granddaugh-ter recently when Shirley Doud’sdaughter, Alison Crago, of Wyoming gave birth to a girl theynamed, Shae.In South Dakota, we value theoutdoors. Our economy is based onagriculture. Our heritage is basedon outdoor activities – huntingpheasants, fishing in the MissouriRiver, camping in our state parks,and enjoying the beauty of theBlack Hills. We invest in the out-doors and create assets that will bepassed on to future generations.This year, I am asking the Leg-islature to invest in three projectsthat will strengthen our outdoorheritage: a new state park at BloodRun in Lincoln County, an exten-sion to the Mickelson Trail, and anew visitor center at Custer StatePark.First, I am proposing that wecreate our 13th state park at BloodRun in Lincoln County. This will beSouth Dakota’s first new state parkin 40 years. The Blood Run sitesoutheast of Sioux Falls has a his-tory over the centuries as a placefor trade and peaceful gathering of Native American tribes. The pris-tine oak forest on the rolling banksof the Big Sioux River will providenew opportunities for educationand recreation in a place of beautyand cultural significance.As a second initiative, I am pro-posing an extension from the Mick-elson Trail to Mount Rushmore.This extension will allow hikersand bikers to approach our Shrineof Democracy on a winding trailthrough a wilderness area of theBlack Hills. A parallel track willalso accommodate horseback rid-ers. The Mickelson Trail is alreadyone of our nation’s finest hikingand biking trails, and linking itwith Mount Rushmore will make iteven more outstanding.Finally, I am proposing a newvisitor center at Custer State Park.The facility will include a theaterwhere visitors can learn about allthe features and opportunities forexperiences that are found inCuster State Park. Other parksusing such an introductory toolhave found that visitors willlengthen their stays if they are ed-ucated about all the offerings in thepark. Our Custer State Park is atrue jewel, on par with many na-tional parks, but visitors will some-times overlook the breadth of itsofferings. A new visitor center willhelp avoid this, and encouragetourists to stay longer.Because of our state’s balancedbudget and strong economy, we arefortunate that South Dakota is in aposition to invest in these projects.Our Game, Fish, and Parks De-partment estimates that thesethree projects, once built, will beprofitable – that is, the visitor feesthey generate will cover the costs of the parks and help fund SouthDakota’s other state parks.South Dakota’s love for the out-doors is something that we mustpass on to our children and grand-children. As we are able, we shouldinvest in projects that will be as-sets for generations to come.
Outdoor Heritage Projects
By Gov. Dennis Daugaard
“Being young is beautiful, butbeing old is comfortable.” Will Rogers
Dan and Susan Taft went toRapid City and Dan kept an ap-pointment to get the screws re-moved from his shoulder. He isbeginning to be more like himself every day. He really is enjoying thephone calls; they sure help himpass the time in the house so keepthem coming.James and Marjorie Anne Letel-lier enjoyed visiting Ellen Tottonand Bill and Marjorie Letellier inPhilip on Tuesday. It was nice tosee Marjorie’s apartment in the Sil-ver Leaf. Her new address is SilverLeaf Assisted Living, PO Box 818,Philip, SD 57567. Marjorie wouldlove to have you drop by for a visitanytime, too.Susan Taft and daughters,Heather and Morgan, made a tripto Philip to get the car home onWednesday evening.I talked to JaLynn at SunshineBible Academy the other day andshe said, it was 21 degrees and justlike a spring day. I didn’t dare tellher it was 50 here. On Monday itwas different story, but it is stillabove freezing.Happy belated birthday wishesto Christine Dunham. Christineturned 83 on Thursday, January24. She was kept busy with phonecalls from her family, and was es-pecially thrilled to hear from herchildren and grandchildren whoare scattered from Arizona toTexas.The furnace guy has been busyat the Robert and Sharon Ringhome. He and Torey were dinnerguests on Thursday.Thursday, James and MarjorieLetellier went to Pierre and thencontinued on to Sunshine Bible Academy for the wrestling tripledual between Plankinton/ Mt.Ver-non/ Corsica Titans and the Wess-ington Springs/ Woonsocket/Wolsey-Wessington Blackhawks.Both grandsons, DJ Beckwith andBeaver Burma, wrestled and JasonBurma is the coach for SBA. It wasparents’ night and the first sportsevent in the beautiful new gym.Folks might be interested to knowthat Curtis Huffman of WessingtonSprings (formerly of Kadoka) was areferee at both wrestling events wewent to this week. I asked him “Areyou the marathon runner? Mygrandchildren are beginning to be-lieve that all good runners comefrom Kadoka.” It sure shocks thegrandchildren when the grandmarecognizes the referee. Seventhgrader, Matt Terkildsen, was onthe roster at 160 lbs. for the Black-hawks, too.Friday, Christine Dunham en- joyed a visit with Maxine Allard be-fore heading to White River for thebasketball games. 
Norris School News:
The Nor-ris school had a strange and unfor-gettable visitor on Wednesday,when the Elementary PrincipalCella Hermsen of White River ar-rived with “Usher.” “Usher”brought squeals of delight as hebegan getting acquainted with thestudents as he was escorted fromclass to class. “Usher” is a real livepot-bellied pig!The Norris school started thethird quarter on January 21.Morgan Taft caught a ride intoWhite River for the middle schoolbasketball games on Friday andworked the concession stand. Laterthat evening Susan went in to thegames and brought her home.Friday, many folks from thisarea attended the middle schooland high school boys basketballgames in White River. There weresix basketball games going therethat evening. White River MiddleSchool hosted Lyman County in thelittle gym while the WR HighSchool Tigers boys were playingthe Pine Ridge Thorpes in the bigauditorium. We went at 4 o’clockand still didn’t see all the kids wewent to watch play! Norris is wellrepresented on all the differentteams. White River girls were play-ing at Lower Brule that night, too.I dare say, you could get in on abasketball game anytime you wantto in White River, even a practicewould be fun to see.Saturday, Marjorie Anne Letel-lier accompanied Julie Letellier of Kilgore, NE, and Sue Larson of Rapid City to a wrestling meet atOnida. They arrived just in time tofind out that DJ Beckwith had wonhis first match, but injured hisshoulder in the effort so was unableto wrestle the rest of the day. Thegals visited in the Paul and Lu- Anne Beckwith home at Pierre be-fore returning home.Andee Beckwith visited her par-ents in Pierre on Sunday to helpher dad, Paul, celebrate his birth-day.The parent support group of theNorris Head Start sponsored a hot-dog and sloppy joe meal benefit atthe Norris School gym on Sunday.They are raising money for theend-of-the-year gifts for the HeadStart students.
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