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K
ADOKA
P
RESS
The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
$
1.00
includes tax
Volume 106Number 30February 14, 2013
~ by Ronda Dennis ~ ~ by Ronda Dennis ~ 
News Briefs
Get your petitions
turned infor the Kadoka Area SchoolBoard (three vacancies), City of Kadoka (four vacancies) andthe Town of Belvidere (two va-cancies). Petitions must beturned in to the respective of-fices by no later than Friday,February 22, 2013.
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 Bob Mc-Daniel 605-859-2227 (Philip)for information.
Badlands Rodeo BibleCamp
will be meeting on Sun-day, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. at theKadoka Fire Hall. Everyone isinvited.
Kadoka Area School Board
will met on Wed., Feb. 13 at theLong Valley School at 4 p.m.
State gymnastic meet
will beheld in Rapid City on Friday,Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16.
Regional wrestling meet
will be held in Rapid City onSaturday, Feb. 16.
Girls’ basketball districts
will be held in Kadoka on Feb-ruary 18, 19 and 21. Teamscompeting in this district willbe Jones County, White River,Lyman County and CrazyHorse School.SDSU Cooperative Extension Serv-ice and Natural Resources Conser-vation Service.Secretary Patty Ulmen providedhandouts showing the KCBA fund-ing sources. It included a break-down of which bills are paid forfrom membership dues moneyand/or the 3B’s money.Ulmen suggested KCBA addresstheir policy regarding booths dur-ing the homecoming pancake sup-per and Christmas promotions. Ithas been discussed in the past thatthese functions are held to showKCBA’s appreciation and give backto the community. She asked thatsomething be in the minutes show-ing their policy. A motion was made and passedwith a full vote that no one will beallowed to hold fundraisers or havebooths selling items during the twoevents. The only exception wouldbe if a group wants to sell a mealbefore or after (not during) theChristmas promotion. A motion was made and carriedto have the Kountry Kousins 4-HClub be in charge of the annualEaster egg hunt again this year.KCBA pays for the eggs and candyand also gives the 4-H club $75 fortheir work.Sarah VanderMay and BelindaMitchell addressed a new possiblebusiness recognition idea. The pro-motion would be designed to bringa group of people together to sup-port local businesses. There was noaction taken.Invitations will be sent out toarea businesses issuing an specialinvite to the next meeting whichwill be held at Club 27, 6:30 p.m.on Thursday, March 14. Everyoneis invited to attend.The Kadoka Community Better-ment Association met on Thursday,February 7 at Jigger’s Restaurantwith 15 members in attendance.Treasurer Cindy Wilmarth saidKCBA has a checking account bal-ance of $1,550.01.Two bills were approved for pay-ment: People’s Market, $1,224.74for the Christmas promotion andthe Kadoka Press, $120 for adver-tising.Under old business it was notedthat the sign west of town has beenreplaced, however, the bottom ban-ner has not been updated.Bob Fugate said Mid States Audio will be in Kadoka on Tues-day, February 12 to access thespeaker system.Mayola Horst and Kelly O’Con-nell addressed the members anddiscussed the upcoming RangelandDays which will be held in Kadokaon June 25 and 26.Mayola said the event will drawapproximately 120-130 people intotown during this time.In addition to the event beingbased out of the Kadoka City Audi-torium and annex, some of theclass rooms at the school will beused as well.Set up will begin on the 24th,registration and practice (in thefield) will be on the 25th and thefinal competition will be on the26th. Competitors will either be insoil judging or range plant ID withthree to four on a team and therewill also be individual event.Rangeland Days will be hostedby the Jackson County and HaakonCounty Conservation Districts, the
KCBA to hold next meetingMarch 14 at Club 27
tice of the South Dakota SupremeCourt and the Attorney Generaleach appointing three members.One of the appointees by each au-thority must be an attorney.Nikolas was appointed to theboard by the Chief Justice in 2009.Bonenberger was a 2008 appoint-ment by the Attorney General.The board conducts hearingsand takes action on inmate peti-tions for parole and makes recom-mendations to the Governor onrequests for clemency. The board isadministered under the jurisdic-tion and direction of the Depart-ment of Corrections but retainsquasi-judicial, quasi-legislative, ad-visory and other non-administra-tive functions independent of theDepartment of Corrections.Kay Nikolas of Sisseton waselected to serve as chair of theBoard of Pardons and Paroles dur-ing the Board’s meeting in January.Keith Bonenberger of Kadokawas elected to serve as vice-chair.Nikolas replaces Dave Nelson of Sioux Falls as chair, a position Nel-son held for two years.“I want to thank Dave Nelsonfor his leadership of the ParoleBoard over the past two years andhis continued service on theBoard,” said Secretary of Correc-tions Denny Kaemingk. “Dave rep-resented the Board on the CriminalJustice Initiative work group andwill provide valuable insight toother Board members as changesto the parole system take shape.”The board consists of nine mem-bers, with the Governor, Chief Jus-
Bonenberger, vice chair onBoard of Pardons & Paroles
in each house, served consecutively.Sen. Bill Van Gerpen, R-Tyndall,said he was surprised SJR4 wasnot given a Senate floor hearing,when voters have expressed theirsupport for term limits.•A bill to permit counties andtownships to levy a capital im-provement property tax for high-ways, secondary roads, bridges,and culverts passed through theHouse Taxation Committee and isexpected to be heard in the Housethis week. Counties could levy $1per thousand, while townshipscould levy half that. HB1189 wouldbe an option where needed, it wasnoted.•Democrats are seeking to workwith Republicans on economic de-velopment this year. Sen. JasonFrerichs, D-Wilmot, said in a re-cent news conference that “infra-structure seems to be the biggeststumbling block” to economic devel-opment. That would include im-provements for roads, water andsewer and broadband service.Housing, he said, also goes hand inhand for economic development.•Republicans leader Larry Rho-den, Union Center Senator, said hehas introduced a bill that wouldprovide a vehicle for conversationof K-12 funding, that any increasewould go to the state’s funding ef-fort. He said 30 senators and 48house members had co-signed thebill. “It appears there is a lot of support to have that conversation,”said Rhoden in a Thursday newsconference.•A standing-room-only meetingof the Senate Ag Committee Feb. 7discussed SB148, which wouldhave reestablished certain admin-istrative rules in the Departmentof Environment and Natural Re-sources relating to underground in- jection control and in situ leachmining. After two hours of testi-mony and discussion, the bill wassent to the 41st day, effectivelykilling it for this session.•Gov. Dennis Daugaard said ina Feb. 7 press conference that thestate’s economic recovery had goodnews and bad news. The goodnews: the recovery was proceedingat about the pace projected in De-cember. However, the bad newswas that the news was “not anyrosier than that,” as it had been inseveral preceding years.•Gov. Dennis Daugaard saidseveral amendments have beenmade to the School Sentinel bill,which has created much discus-sion. He said he doesn’t object tothe underlying concept of the bill aslong as safeguards are in place.The bill would allow school dis-tricts to have an armed guard inthe school for protection of studentsand teachers.•The Senate killed a joint phys-ical custody bill, SB125, on Feb. 7.“This is about children, not aboutspouses,” cautioned Sen. JeanHunhoff, R-Yankton. Sen. Dan Le-derman, R-Dakota Dunes, notedthat if it were not the right concept,then why had he gotten over 200 e-mails wanting it passed. The billfailed on a vote of 13 in favor, 21against, one absent.
By Elizabeth “Sam” GroszCommunity News Service
Here’s a brief review of some of the S.D. Legislature’s recent action.•Veterans seeking legislativesanction of establishing a veteranscemetery in Eastern South Dakotawere disappointed by the HouseState Affairs Committee, whichvoted Feb. 6 to kill it. Rep. StaceNelson, along with various stateveterans’ organizations, asked forthe authority to acquire 50 acres of land along the I-90 corridor, prom-ising to raise the money on theirown. The Department of Veterans Affairs objected, noting there cur-rently are cemeteries in Sturgis,and soon to be in Pine Ridge andMission.•Restoring state salary assis-tance to the county’s veterans serv-ice officers received initial approvalFeb. 6 from House State Affairsand was sent to the House floorwith a unanimous vote. The annual$168,000 was cut two years agoduring the state’s budget crunch.With HB1249, counties would beable to request reimbursement forsome costs associated with the VSO.•Efforts to give voters anotherchance to change terms for legisla-tors were addressed by the SenateState Affairs Committee resultedin one plan given the nod, the othersent to the 41st day, or killed. Thefull Senate will discuss SJR1,which changes the length of thecurrent two-year terms to four.Killed was a proposal to limit leg-islators to no more than eight years
Legislative short takes from the State Capitol in Pierre
Winter weather …
and icy roads made it difficult to travel on Saturday, February 9. On Sunday, Febraury10 blizzard conditions continued across the state and resulted in I-90 being closed from Wall to Sioux Falls. Onthe west edge of Kadoka, this truck slid off the interstate and into the median. There were several other reportsof vehicles sliding off the road.
--photo by Robyn Jones
Young women in sports …
KAHS seniors were honored for National Girls and Women in Sports onFriday, February 8 at the basketball game against New Underwood. Pictured are (L-R): Kwincy Ferguson, KatieLensegrav, Tessa Stout, Mariah Pierce and Marti Herber. Herber was chosen to receive the KAHS Young Womanof the Year award and will advanced as a candidate to compete for the Elite 15 against others from across thestate.
--photo by Robyn Jones
fire alarm system. A motion carried to table thebids and do more research.Jackie Stilwell said she had con-tacted T&K Rentals to reserve a60’x90’ tent for reunion weekend.Under the water and sewer re-port it was noted that the contractwith Maguire Iron (for work on thewater tower) was signed and sentback.The council looked at two adver-tisements for bids for summerstreet projects. This would includemilling and asphalt for the 6th Av-enue improvement project andsome patching. The main project isalong the west side of the KadokaNursing Home and in front of thefacility. A motion carried to advertise forbids on the projects.There was no solid waste report.City Bar Manager JoBeth Uhlirsaid she is still running Bingo andpoker nights. In addition she wouldlike to have karaoke on Saturday,March 16 for St. Patrick’s Day.Willert said Mayola Horst hadasked if the city would be willing toprovide free swimming for theRangeland Days participants onJune 25. The request was ap-proved.Patty Ulmen stated that MidStates Audio would be at the cityauditorium on Feb. 12 to go overthe sound system.Mayor Weller read a letter of resignation from Cindy Vander-May, who has served as secretaryof the Planning and Zone Commit-tee for the City of Kadoka. Her res-ignation, effective on Feb. 1 wasapproved.Willert said the next planningand zoning meeting will be held at6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.28. Heasked that the finance office beopen in order for the commission tohave access to bigger maps of thecity.Mayor Harry Weller called theKadoka City Council meeting onMonday, Feb. 11 to order at 7:00p.m. Council members present in-cluded Ryan Willert, Kieth Prang,Colby Shuck and Brad Jorgensen.The minutes from the Jan. 14meeting, bills and the finance re-port were all approved.Mayor Weller opened the twobids received for the auditoriumFire Alarm System.Muth Electric of Mitchell bidcame in at $47,192 and Swiftec,Inc. of Rapid City bid $60,278.The city has $43,876.80 in thecapitol project fund. However,when adding the lowest bid to whatis still owed to the engineer, thereis a shortage of $8,435.20. It wasnoted that the fire marshal saysthe facility of the size of the audi-torium needs to have a pull-type
City tables bids for fire alarm system
In the wake of recent snowstorms, the South Dakota Depart-ment of Transportation is remind-ing residents that it’s unlawful toshovel, blow or dump snow on statehighway rights-of-way.“Piling snow onto the highwayright-of-way can create safety con-cerns for motorists,” says stateTransportation Department PublicInformation Officer Kristi Sandal.“Snow piles can restrict sight dis-tance, as well as present extremehazards for vehicles that run off roads. Snow piles adjacent to roadsmay also cause additional driftingand visibility issues for travelers.”Sandal says snow dumped ontothe right-of-way also creates prob-lems for crews trying to clear high-ways.It is the policy of the state Trans-portation Department to removesnow that may be a safety hazardwhen piled on the highway right-of-way. Violators face Class 1 misde-meanors, which carry maximumpenalties of one year in jail and$2,000 fines.
DOT on thesnow removal
 Athletes honored, Herber namedKAHS Young Woman of the Year
 
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BELVIDERE COMMUNITY CHURCHPastor Gary McCubbin • 344-2233
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.Coffee & Donuts: 10:30 a.m.Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Sept. - May
OUR LADY OF VICTORY CATHOLIC CHURCHFather Bryan Sorensen • Kadoka • 837-2219
Mass: Sunday - 11:00 a.m.Confession After Mass
INTERIOR COMMUNITY CHURCH
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. • Church: 10:30 a.m.
EAGLE NEST LIFE CENTERGus Craven • Wanblee • 462-6002
Sunday Church: 11:00 a.m.
ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH-LCMSMIDLAND, SD
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Rev. Glenn Denke, pastor 605-462-6169
Sunday Worship--10:00MT/11:00CT
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CONCORDIA LUTHERAN • Kadoka • 837-2390
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LUTHERAN PARISH - ELCAOUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN • Long ValleyPastor Frezil Westerlund
Sunday Services: 5:00 p.m.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHKadoka • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 837-2233
Worship Services: 11:00 a.m.Sunday School: Sr. Adults - 9:45 a.m.Sunday School: All Ages - 9:45 a.m., • Sept. - MayRelease Time: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays. • Sept. - May
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No political letters are to run thetwo weeks prior to an election.The “Letters” column is intended to offer readers the opportunity to expresstheir opinions. It is not meant to replace advertising as a means of reachingpeople.This publication’s goal is to protect the first amendment guarantee of freespeech. Your comments are welcomed and encouraged.Kadoka Press, PO Box 309, Kadoka, SD 57543-0309 • 605-837-2259
Letter tothe Editor
Read John 13:3-16Many Christians are discontented and unsettled be-cause they fail to understand that true servanthood ismore than simply coming to church on Sunday; it in-volves pouring one’s life into somebody else’s. Jesusdemonstrated this when He washed the disciples’ feet in the upper room during the Last Supper.The Lord’s example shows us that the key is humility. Unless we are willing to stoop low and get dirtyin ministering to others, we have missed the point. In addition, a true servant . . .• Does not wait to be asked. Nobody requested that Jesus go and wash the disciples’ feet. Just as Hesaw and did what was necessary, a true servant is alert to identify the need and then volunteers to meetit. He will quietly go about his service without looking for recognition or reward. He is satisfied and withthe overwhelming joy that comes by simply giving.• Must learn to receive as well as to give. That is often quite difficult for servants. Jesus told His dis-ciples that unless they allowed Him to wash their feet, they’d have no part with Him. Peter balked be-cause he was too proud to receive such care (v. 8). We must not be so tied to convention or pride that wesay no to somebody who lovingly desires to “wash our feet.”As Jesus’ followers, we should look to Him for our example of servanthood. If God Himself could take“the very nature of a servant” (Phil. 2:6-7 NIV) and perform a menial task for His disciples, what excusecould we possibly come up with for not serving others?
The Key to Servanthood 
Inspiration Point
Monday, February 18
CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY 
Tuesday, February 19
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes andgravy, glazed carrots, bread, andpineapple tidbits.
 Wednesday, February 20
Chicken a’la king over biscuits,mixed vegetables, V-8 juice, andmixed fruit delight.
Thursday, February 21
Roast pork, sweet potatoes,broccoli and cauliflower, dinnerroll, and applesauce.
Friday, February 22
Vegetable beef soup, fry bread,patio salad, and fresh fruit.
Meals forthe Elderly
 TRAFFIC/COURT REPORT  Jackson County, SD
 SPEEDING ON INTERSTATE HWY:
October 2012
James Giago, Rapid City $145 Andrew Barlett, Interior $200Jed Smeenk, Belle Fourche $105Garrett Jackson, Parmelee $85Todd Oien, Rapid City $85Kendra Brooks, Rapid City $85Kara Bland, Belle Fourche $85
November 2012
Summer Bowling, Rapid City $85Nathan Yost, Ward $85Deitrich Hampf, Great Falls, MT $145Ian Newton, Allen Park, IL $105
 SPEEDING OTHER ROADWAYS:
October 2012
Dieta Lunderman, Mission $145Donna Greenfield, Gallatin, TN $85Sara Becker, Pierre $85
NO DRIVERS LICENSE:
October 2012
Travis Keester, Kyle $120
FAIL TO MAINTAIN FINANCIAL RE-SPONSIBILITY:
October 2012
James Giago, Rapid City $150
CARELESS DRIVING:
November 2012
 Armando Amaro, Houston, TX $120
Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility:
6-16-12: Gayla Big Boy,
Rosebud: Plea: Nolo Contendere; Plea date:10-24-12; Fine and costs $150; 10 days jail suspended based on the fol-lowing conditions: pay fine and costs; no law violations for one year.
Driving Under the Influence - 1st Offense:
09-30-12: Jewel Edwards,
Wanblee: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 11-28-12;Fine and costs $169; 30 days jail suspended based on the following con-ditions: pay blood test costs; fine and costs waived for hardship; no lawviolations for one year; privilege to drive revoked for one month.
Letter to the editor,Country-of Origin Labeling(COOL) provides valuable informa-tion about the origin of the food wepurchase for our families. I am gladthat Senator Johnson and SenatorThune, along with 29 UnitedStates Senators, signed onto a bi-partisan letter to USDA and theUS Trade Representative to keepCOOL requirements in place. Be-cause Congress passed COOL, wenow have a legal right to know theorigin of our food. This makes good,common sense. Unfortunately, theWorld Trade Organization (WTO)is trying to force the United Statesto weaken our COOL law. Thanksto Senator Johnson and SenatorThune for reaching across the aisleto defend COOL against the WTO'sattack./s/ Kenny FoxPO Box 37Belvidere, SD 57521605-344-2516
Ida Hunt_____________________________________ 
Ida G. Hunt, age 90, of Midland,S.D., died Tuesday, February 5,2013, at the Philip Nursing Home.Ida Gertrude Fosheim was theyoungest child born to Thor andGjertina Fosheim on the farm nearthe Deep Creek Church in HaakonCounty. Anna “Grandma”Nesheim, a close neighbor, servedas the midwife. Born on June 10,1922, Ida remained at home andattended all her grade school yearsat the Stone Butte School. Startingschool was difficult as only Norwe-gian was spoken at home. She wasconfirmed in 1936 by Rev. O.H.Olson at the Deep Creek Church.Ida was a life-long member of theDeep Creek and MidlandLutheran Churches.Ida graduated from the eighthgrade, receiving top honors. Shewent to high school in Midlandwhere she worked for room andboard staying with the Pete El-rods, Rev. O.H. Olson, and her sen-ior year with her sister, Mrs.Emma Root. Idawas chosen as Car-nival Queen dur-ing her junior year,and was valedicto-rian of her seniorclass.Followinggraduation fromhigh school, Idawas married toLyle Hunt atButte, Neb., onSeptember 4, 1940.To this union 10boys and eightgirls were born.They lived in Mid-land until Roy wasborn, then movedto Philip whereLyle worked withthe WPA for threemonths. In thespring of 1947,they purchased the A.C. Behl Hard-ware & Grocerybusiness which be-came known asHunt’s Hardware. Lyle sold thegrocery line in 1950 and the hard-ware business in 1956, taking upcarpenter work.Ida was the Midland News cor-respondent for the Pioneer Reviewand the Pierre Capital Journal forthe years 1967 to 2002, and alsoserved as the Midland LutheranChurch secretary doing thenewsletter and bulletins. She be-longed to Rebecca Circle, NewCentury Club, PTA, Senior Citi-zens Center, and the See & DoClub. A special highlight of Ida’slife was when she won a trip toNashville, taking her first airplaneflight.Survivors include nine sons, RoyHunt and his wife, Carol, of Mid-land, Ted Hunt and his wife, Dena,of Rapid City, Jerry Hunt of Mid-land, Keith Hunt of Midland, TerryHunt of Watertown, Gordon Huntand his wife, Cheryl, of BattleMountain, Nev., Jeff (Liz) Hunt of Battle Mountain, Barry Hunt of Battle Mountain, and Ron (Laura)Hunt of Riverside, Calif.; eightdaughters Christine Niedan of Midland, Teresa Palmer of Murdo,Peggy Johnson and her husband,Roger, of Pierre, Penny Schafer of Pierre, Shari Estep and her hus-band, Pete, of Austin, Texas, Jan-ice Tolton and her husband, Jim, of Midland, Lisa Hackerott and herhusband, Brian, of Smith Center,Kan., and Michelle Meinzer andher husband, Cameron, of Mid-land; a special sister-in-law, AnnaDick and her husband, Martin, of Rapid City; 19 grandchildrenDerek (Erin) Hunt, Nicole (Ryan)Thorburn, Erik Hunt, Carrie Hunt(Ryan Raley), Tiffany (Dave) Gher-ing, Randi Hunt (Mike Schwartz),Marcie (Patrick) Richards, LaurieJohnson (Holland Toles), LeesaJohnson, Chad Johnson, JordanTolton, Jenna Tolton (Oscar Gon-zales), Jamie (Sarah) Estep, LoganEstep, Evan Estep, Courtney(Cody) McFarland, DeidraHackerott, Blake Hackerott, andStuart Hackerott; 14 great-grand-children Lauren Hunt, Madie,Gabby and Peyton Thorburn,Christopher Hunt, Maddie Raley,Noah, Emma, and Eli Ghering,Easton Schwartz, Landon John-son-Toles, Jessica Tolton, KeenanGonzales, and Kylie Estep; severalnieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.Ida was preceded in death byher husband, Lyle Warren Hunt,on August 17, 1986; a son, Freder-ick Hunt, on January 24, 2007; agreat-granddaughter, Alexis; sevensisters, Esther Schanzenbach, Anna Walker, Emma Root, OlgaMeyers, Minnie Fosheim, ClaraRoseth and Till Mulcahy; onebrother, Pete Fosheim; two sib-lings in infancy, Margaret andGeorge; and two sons-in-law, CurtNiedan and Marvin Palmer.Services were held Monday, Feb-ruary 11, at the Trinity LutheranChurch in Midland, with PastorFrezil Westerlund officiating.Music was provided by MarilynMillage, pianist, and Kim Kan-able, vocalist.Ushers were Reuben Vollmer, Jr.and Tom Parquet.Pallbearers were Derek, Erik,Carrie and Randi Hunt, NicoleThorburn, Tiffany Ghering, MarcieRichards, Laurie, Leesa and ChadJohnson, Jordan and JennaTolton, Jamie, Logan and EvanEstep, Courtney McFarland andDeidra, Blake and StuartHackerott.Honorary pallbearers were Lau-ren and Christopher Hunt, Madie,Gabby and Peyton Thorburn, Mad-die Raley, Noah, Emma and EliGehring, Easton Schwartz, Lan-don Johnson-Toles, Jessica Tolton,Keenan Gonzales and Kylie Estep.Interment was at the MidlandCemetery.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
 Norma J. Kinsley_______________________________ 
Norma Jeane Kinsley, age 91, of Murdo, S.D., passed away Monday,February 4, 2013, at the PhilipNursing Home.Norma Jeane Ernst was born August 5, 1921, at her parents’farm south of Draper, the daughterof Adolph and Florence (Cahill)Ernst. She attended Dunkel gradeschool and, as was common then,she skipped one of the lowergrades. She graduated fromDraper High School in 1938. Shethen attended St. John’s McNa-mara School of Nursing in RapidCity and became a registerednurse. Part of her training was inMilwaukee, Wis. After working a short time atthe Murdo Hospital, she marriedthe love of her life, Densel “Fat”Kinsley on June 25, 1943, an an-niversary date they shared withher parents and Kip and Jean.They were loving partners for 52years until his death on July 10,1995.Norma was a devoted wife,mother and grandmother. Sheloved being a farm wife, spendingcountless hours tending her gar-den, raising chickens, canning,freezing and making truly old-fashioned home cooked meals. Thecoffee pot was always on, ready fora drop-in visitor and would gener-ally be accompanied by a piece of pie, cake, cookies or a cinnamonroll. She always impressed on herchildren and grandchildren theimportance of getting an educationand was so very proud of each andevery one of them.In her empty nest years she wasable to accompany Fat on someREA trips, bus tours and visits tokids and grandkids. She also hadtime for her quilting and embroi-dery. Each grandchild was blessedwith a quilt at their high schoolgraduation. She made many, manyquilts, laprobes, baby quilts, dishtowels, and wall hangings.She was baptized and confirmedin the Missouri Synod LutheranChurch and was a lifelong devoutmember and was active in theMary and Martha Society. She alsotook part in 4-H, Bible study andchoir.She was blessed throughout herlife with many wonderful relation-ships – three of the most specialbeing her Aunt Maude and herfriends, Delphine Kruse and Mar-garet Rankin. Norma and Mar-garet were loyal volunteers atHospice Thrift Store.Thanks to the devoted care of her family, she was able to stay inher own home until November of 2011 when she moved into thePhilip Nursing Home.Survivors include three sons,Clifford Kinsley and his wife, Jean,Michael Kinsley and Marty Kins-ley and his wife, Angie, of Murdo;two daughters, Karen Tedrow andher husband, Ronald, of Pierre,and Donna Beckerleg and her hus-band, Gary of Walker, Minn.; 12grandchildren; 23 great-grandchil-dren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, GenLiffengren of Murdo; two sisters-in-law, Martha Kinsley of Murdoand Joyce Ernst of Pierre; her god-sons, Lindsay Liffengren andCorey Peters; and a host of otherrelatives and friends.In addition to her husband,Norma was preceded in death by agranddaughter, Kristina Mueller;a great-grandson, Luke DenselHansen; one brother, WilmarErnst; four brothers-in-law, Ken-neth Kinsley, Darrel Kinsley, EmilFinck and Luverne Liffengren; twosisters-in-law, Lucile Finck andMabel Kinsley; a nephew, GeraldKinsley; and a niece, Janet De-Gooyer.Services were held Saturday,February 9, at the MessiahLutheran Church in Murdo, withPastor Ray Greenseth officiating.Music was provided by KarenRoyer, pianist, and Tara Kinsleyand Michael Oberlander, vocalists.Ushers were Lawrence Roghair,Bob Totton, Alex Freier, LindsayLiffengren and Corey Peters. Reg-ister book attendants were MargiePeters and Jackie Fosheim.Pallbearers were Jim, Tim,Kelly and Anthony Kinsley, ToddTedrow and Richard Carrillo. Hon-orary pallbearers were MicheleLoesche, Barb Hansen, AngelaOberlander, Heidi Bouma, PamStrain and Cassie Lewis.Interment was at the MurdoCemetery.The family prefers memorials tothe Alzheimer’s Society, MessiahLutheran Church of Murdo, Coun-tryside Hospice, or the Weber Van. Arrangements were with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
 
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I think my electronic indoor/out-door thermometer is dyslexic.That’s one explanation, anyway,for it reading 82 degrees as thehigh temperature the other day. Ithad been a warmish day for Feb-ruary and did get up to 52, but 82in early February in South Dakotais so improbable that it would havemade the national news had it ac-tually happened. When I went torecord the high for the day in mydiary as I usually do, I glanced atthat reading and then looked backto make sure I was actually seeingwhat I thought I was. My visionwas okay which elicited the re-sponse, “I don’t think so. Most un-likely!” All I could figure was that,when it was 28 degrees aroundsunrise, the weather-station con-traption had read it and, in a fit of dyslexia, flipped it around to 82.Either that or the batteries need tobe changed. In any event, Irecorded 52 as the day’s high andnot 82. A lot of information comes ourway these days that is highly sus-picious as to accuracy. We’ve justbeen through an election where somuch rubbish was tossed aroundthat a person might be inclined totune out the whole mess. Fairlynormal, well-intentioned candi-dates were depicted as completefools with the morals of alley catsand no redeeming value whatso-ever. I didn’t agree with the viewsof all the candidates to be sure, butit irritated me a lot when theywere unfairly depicted as the dregsof the earth. Dirt was flung rightand left. “Stick to the facts,” waswhat I wanted to advise.The same advice should applyto the Internet as well. It givesfalse information the opportunityto circle the globe in seconds andbe accepted by many as gospel.Every year, for instance, we get anarticle about the guards at theTomb of the Unknown Soldier. Thearticle tries to depict those guardsas absolute saints. It states that,once a person becomes one of theseelite sentries, he must never in hiswhole life swear or drink alcohol.Wife Corinne worked at the Penta-gon when she was in the Army andknew some of these guys. Theywere dedicated fellows, but theyweren’t saints. It’s ridiculous toeven consider that as a possibility.I might add that the article thatmakes the rounds does have accu-rate parts when it describes howthe patrol of the tomb is carriedout and what various ritualsmean. Other parts, however, arecomplete foolishness.Most years as well, we get anannouncement that the planetMars is so close to earth in its orbitthat it will soon look as big as themoon. That will never happen. Itwill never even appear as bright as Venus, much less the moon. Thissilliness started way back aftersomeone said that Mars wouldlook as big as the moon whenviewed through a telescope at acertain magnification. The tele-scope part was unfortunately over-looked by those wanting to pass onexciting new information. What’smore, Mars was only extraordinar-ily close to earth that one time sev-eral years ago, but the same sillyarticle has been resurrected andsent again in following years afterMars had regressed and was notgoing to be especially close or largeanytime soon. As you know, some obituariescould almost be thought of as fairytales when they apply to peopleyou know. They often depict some-one as a completely wonderful per-son when they were dishonest,undisciplined, chronically drunk,or just generally hard to deal with.I’ve read obituaries of people I’veknown and thought, “Who are theytalking about? It certainly isn’t theperson by that name that I know.”Religion is another place whereerrors can abound. It is usually ac-complished by people trying tomake the Bible say what theywant it to say instead of what it ac-tually says as taken in context.They might also want to make Godout to be how they think he shouldbe instead of how he is. This leadsto all manner of trouble, confusionand outright error. I try to counterthis by reading the Bible throughcompletely every year as I havenow done for forty years or more.It doesn’t mean I can catch everywrong thought that people throwout, but I can discard a lot of them.It is rather the norm for peopleto want to tell interesting or excit-ing facts. That’s a given. As a re-sult, it’s our job to consider whatwe hear and only accept informa-tion as truth when the facts havebeen checked as much as possible.Gullibility is not a virtue. As a re-sult, when I go to record the hightemperature for today in my diary,I might look at what the ther-mometer says it was, but I won’tnecessarily accept it as gospelwithout comparing it to my experi-ence of the day. Verifying is thesensible thing to do concerning anyinformation that comes our way.We should probably try to keepthat in mind.
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Clair Bitting and Kolette Stru-ble went to Minneapolis on Tues-day and came back on Saturday.They were there for a follow-upvisit to the heart work Clair haddone a bit ago at the VA hospital.Doctor appointments were keptand tests were done on Wednesday.On Thursday, Clair had five and ahalf hours of surgery that involvedrunning a catheter through a bloodvessel from the groin to the heartand zapping spots that weren’tworking just right. Things wentwell, and Clair got out of the hospi-tal on Friday. The trip home onSaturday was made in time toavoid the oncoming storm. Clairgot a little tired from the whole ex-pedition but is now resting up andfeeling a little better. Kolette saidthe VA is huge with four floors andpods everywhere. The traffic in theTwin Cities is also a little intensefor someone from the boonies, andshe is in no rush to return. Thetrip, however, was successful overall.Chuck and Merry Willard madetwo trips to Rapid City last week.They went on Tuesday for acheckup that was a follow-up toChuck’s hip-replacement surgery of a while ago. The doctor said thingswere going great, and that Chuckdidn’t need to come back and seehim again for five years or so. Thiswas fine with Chuck. On Saturday,they returned to the city for a taxappointment. They shopped a littleand ran into Marge Iwan and herdaughter, Barb, plus Barb’s threechildren which include a set of twins. They were all shopping atLowe’s at the time. The trip homewas made fairly early to avoid badroads due to an approaching storm.Nikki Bonenberger said theydidn’t get a lot of snow there, andthe roads appear to be open sinceBrett and Kade made it back andforth to the other place checkingcattle. The heifers are now mostlycalved and the cows are just start-ing. Nikki was hoping to get intoKadoka on Monday for her normalwork at the nursing home, but shewould have to see if the interstatereopened. If not, the service roadmight be okay if taken with cau-tion. Other staff members werehaving road troubles too so some-one probably needed to get there.Delores Bonenberger is scheduledfor an appointment with her neu-rologist this coming week, butseems to be doing better after themild stroke she suffered severalweeks ago. A cold came along thatdidn’t help, but it is improving.Crystal Paulson didn’t dodgevery well recently and came downwith the bug that is currently mak-ing the rounds. As a result, she isnot feeling quite up to par and willsee how things go as to road condi-tions and health before setting off south to teach this week. Crystalsaid she usually can get by withoutcatching colds and flu, but she wasnot quite so lucky this year.Michelle and Aaron Mansfieldwere keeping close tabs on sonTyrel on Sunday since he was run-ning a fever and not feeling verywell. The weekend storm andTyrel’s health put a crimp in anyplans that were being entertainedfor the last few days. School wasuncertain for Monday.Kirby Schofield is scheduled tosee a doctor in Rapid City onWednesday about his right kneethat suffered some damage in awork-related injury. Nancy, mean-while, is dealing with a brokenknee cap on her left leg. She saidthey made quite a pair since bothwere limping a bit although on op-posite sides.Church was called off on Sundaydue to snow, wind and bad roads.Most of those who attend comefrom out of town, so bad weatherand roads cause problems. This isalready the second time this yearthat church has been cancelled dueto weather. The same thing hap-pened once in both November andDecember of last year as well. Itseems to be a trend. Rev. McCub-bin, however, didn’t worry aboutthe roads since Ruth and he flew toFlorida on Saturday for a family re-union on Ruth’s side. The weatherwas better in Florida than it washere.Jo Rodgers said they are gettingcloser to reopening the BelvidereStore. They are currently waitingfor some state inspections of thisand that before they can go aheadwith it, but that should happen be-fore too long. Jo was scheduled towork at the Murdo Post Office onMonday and was trying to figureexactly how to get there if the in-terstate didn’t reopen earlyenough.
“In the long run, the pessimistmay be proved to be right,but the optimist has abetter time on the trip.” Capsule Sermons
The weather this past weekendchanged a lot of people’s plans. Inand around this area we didn’t getquite so much as forecast, but thewind whipped it all around enoughthat many church services and ac-tivities were cancelled. St. JohnLutheran Church did hold services,as not much snow was falling ateight in the morning. However,there was more on the groundwhen the service was over and thewind was forming it into drifts.Sunday, February 3, 2013,Noreen Krogman was among thoseat the Horse Creek CommunityBuilding helping Virginia Barreracelebrate her 87th birthday.Janice Ring visited her aunt,Eunice Krogman, last Friday andhad dinner with her.Blaine and Louann Krogman at-tended the boys’ basketball game inKadoka Monday, February 4. Tues-day they were in White River forthe girls’ basketball game againstGregory. Wednesday they receivedthe news that Louann’s father hadfallen and broken a bone; theyheaded for Illinois that evening.Hilary, Evan and baby, Nash, ac-companied them, as this was achance for Louann’s parents tomeet their new great-grandson.The group returned home Satur-day. They had fair roads most of the way, not hitting that thick foguntil around Draper.The previous weekend Haileyand Kirby were home. Hailey camefrom Wyoming to attend the babyshower for Summer.Torey Ring celebrated his birth-day several days last week. On the4th, it was with cake and ice creamdown at Robert and Sharon’s. Thenafter Debbie came home for a visitFriday evening, Torey and the boysheaded down to Robert’s for an-other birthday feast of Strudla andcake.Last Tuesday Torey, Linda andTyler Ring worked the concessionstand for the boys’ basketball gameat the Long Valley School. Jeremyran the time clock for the games.Wednesday Torey and Linda wereback over to the Long Valley Schoolfor parent-teacher conferences. Fri-day Torey and the boys met Lindain White River, had lunch togetherand then ran some errands.Jan Ring hosted St. John LA-LWML at her home Thursday, Feb-ruary 7. Saturday Rueben and Janwere in Valentine for the Bull Bashand attended the cattle sale, also.There will be NAEP testing forthe 4th graders at Norris School onWednesday. Thursday afternoonwill be devoted to Valentine par-ties. Friday there is in-servce.No school on Monday, the 18th,as it is President’s Day, but therewill be school on Friday of thatweek.The dense fog Saturday morningcaused some problems for Cliff andPam Allard, as they could not lo-cate their cows. However, they didfind them in the afternoon.James and Marjorie Letellierdrove to Kadoka last Monday andthen on to Philip, where they vis-ited Ellen Totton and Bill and Mar- jorie Letellier. They returned toKadoka to watch the White RiverJV basketball team play Kadoka.Tuesday their daughter, Julie, andgrandaughter, Andrea, were sup-per guests at Jim and Marjorie’s.Thursday Julie accompanied Jimand Marjorie to Sunshine Bible Academy for the girls’ basketballgame, but it barely got startedwhen there was a power outage,which eventually ended the game. Andrea Beckwith drove to Sun-shine for parent’s night and the pieauction at the girls’ and boys’ bas-ketball games Friday. She returnedhome Saturday.Last Wednesday, Ed and CarolFerguson picked up Howard andNette Heinert and traveled to Mar- jorie Popkes’ home. Marjorie droveher suburban and they headed for Valentine where they picked upIrene Kaufman and Erna Heinert.From there they went north to HotSprings and visited Earl Weiss atthe Veteran’s Home. Earl had lostthe medals from his service, andthe relatives had been working forsome time to get them replaced. Itfinally happened and a Generalfrom Rapid City was there to pres-ent the medals to Earl. Othersthere for the ceremony were PaulHeinert from Custer, Carol Weissand daughters, Michelle and Kathyand Cindy Brunson. Earl is 85.Howard Heinert hauled calvesto Valentine and Chris and Beauwent down for the Bull Bash onSaturday.Bruce Ring took June to RapidCity so she could keep a medicalappointment on Wednesday.Friday Bruce and Jessie andfamily all went to Rapid City tokeep eye appointments and also tohave some fun family time, as wellas running errands. They returnedhome Saturday evening.June Ring was a dinner guest atMaxine Allard’s on Tuesday. KenKoisenten visited Maxine onWednesday.Gary and Anne Heinert soldheifers in Valentine on Saturday.They were there for the Bull Bashand the auctioneering contest, too.Blake and Amy Lehman went toPierre for the boys’ and girls’ doubleheader basketball game on Thurs-day. Marvin Starkjohann accompa-nied them to the game. Amy is hostess for the MelletteCounty Cattlewomen this month,and will host the meeting at themuseum on February 22.decided to expand Medicaid cover-age. If our state follows suit, thefederal government would cover100 percent of Medicaid costs forthe estimated 48,000 newly-eligibleSD adults for the first three years(2014 – 2016). The state’s only ex-pense would be a little over a mil-lion dollars a year foradministration. The state’s sharewould gradually rise until itreached 10 percent of total costs in2020. According to South DakotaDepartment of Social Services esti-mates, state residents would re-ceive about $2 trillion in medicalcare benefits between 2014 and2020.Certainly there are some of ourDistrict 27 folks who work hard at jobs but are offered no health in-surance through their employment.These are exactly the individualswho will benefit from Medicaid Ex-pansion. I will continue to workhard to see that SD doesn’t give upon our 48,000 working adults with-out health insurance.I invite you to contact me withyour questions and concerns onthese topics or any of interest toyou. I may be reached at 605-685-4241 or Sen.Bradford@state.sd.usWe have now completed the fifthweek of legislative session and thedays get longer as we approachcross over day, which is when allbills must be out of their house of origin. In the Senate Health andJudiciary Committees on which Iserve, we have been seeing an in-crease of bills to review. A piece of legislation which I amproud to say was signed this weekby the Governor was the CriminalJustice Initiative. I’ve been in-volved in this from the start andworked on a Task Force that was atthe beginning of a process that hasled to the adoption of this law.This new way of sentencing willsignificantly reduce the number of nonviolent offenders being sen-tenced to prison and enable themto receive the treatment they needfor their addiction. This approachduplicates successful programs op-erated in other states. In fact,South Dakota was one of the laststates to adopt this type of ap-proach which puts the emphasis ontreatment and rehabilitation, not just incarceration. This legislationwhile having some upfront costs formore treatment centers andtrained drug and alcohol treatmentexperts, will in the long run reducethe need for millions of dollars of investment in prisons. It will keepnon-violent criminals in their ownhomes and communities and bringmore treatment to those addictedto drugs and alcohol. This is theright approach and long overdue.I’m proud to say that I was an ad-vocate for this from the very begin-ning, testified several times as itmoved through committees and onthe floor, and this week witnessedthe Governor sign it into law. Nowit’s up to all of us to follow throughand support its implementation. A special briefing for SD Legis-lators on Medicaid Expansion waspresented by the Council of StateGovernment on Feb. 5. The Councilof State Government is a nonparti-san, nonprofit association whichserves all three branches of stategovernment -- judicial, legislative,and executive. The speaker was Dr. Vern Smith, a nationally knownhealth care economist and the for-mer Medicaid director in Michigan.Dr. Smith was able to relate the ex-periences of other states, some of which have expanded Medicaid el-igibility years before the recent fed-eral proposal. In studies whichreviewed these expansions, peoplewere healthier, and less health carewas obtained in emergency rooms.The numbers change often, but todate close to half of the states have
From Senator Jim Bradford
that parents of home-school stu-dents are still paying taxes to fundpublic schools. I think the least thestate can do is treat them equal re-garding the scholarship program.HB 1126 was brought to repealthe massage therapy licensing re-quirements and regulatory board.This bill had been deferred fromthe 15th LD while talks were ongo-ing. This bill stems from a 2005 li-censee requirement and amismanaged board with a highturnover. After considerable discus-sion and two lengthy amendmentsit passed on to the Senate. I find itamazing that legislature’s are putin office to settle disputes of mas-sage therapy boards.I’d like to report that we arepassing sweeping legislation thatimprove's our daily lives, but todate we have dealt with air, water,wildlife and snowmobile tracks formotorcycles just to name a few. Thebills that I thought could make adifference, like SB 125 “SharedParenting” did not make it off theSenate floor. I encourage everyoneto stay involved with what is goingon with your local, state and fed-eral governments.I enjoyed seeing the Kadoka sen-ior government class this week. Itis very important for our studentsto see the process of law makingand the impact that it has on thecitizens of South Dakota. As always you can contact me atthe House Chamber number 773-3851. Leave a phone number andI’ll call you back. The fax numberis 773-6806. If you send a fax, ad-dress it to Rep. Elizabeth May. Youcan also email me atrep.may@state.sd.us during ses-sion. You can keep track of bills andcommittee meetings at this link:http://legis.state.sd.us/ You can alsouse this link to find the legislators,see what committees they are on,read all the bills and track the sta-tus of each bill, listen to committeehearings, and contact the legisla-tors.We are seeing considerable billscoming to the floor from the variouscommittee’s. Some bills of interest,HB 1123 will appropriate one dol-lar to be deposited in the animaldamage control fund and five dol-lars shall be deposited in a specialfund known as the South Dakotasportsmen’s access and landownerdepredation fund. This law and feewas already in place and all thelegislators did was move $1.00 tothe ADC Program.HB 1013 and HB 1015 werebrought by the Board of Regents.HB 1013 was for funds of $325,000.00 to construct a multi-storage facilities at SDSU and HB1015 was for remodeling and reno-vation of Medary Commons on thecampus of SDSU with a cost of $2,250,000.00. Both bills passedthe house with 58 yeas and 10 naysand 1 voted nay. The argument of one-time dollars should be used tofund one-time projects; not ongoingcosts evades me when our teacherpay remains 48th in the nation.HB 1128 was a bill to allow cer-tain students to participate in theOpportunity Scholarship Program.This bill arises after a home-schoolstudent was denied when applyingfor the scholarship. The Dept. of Education has a standard criteriain place for public school studentsthat doesn’t apply for home schoolstudents. We heard testimony froma student attending School of Mines in Rapid who received a 30 ACT score and was denied thescholarship. His first cousin whowas educated through a publicschool and now is attending SDSUreceived the scholarship with a ACT score of 24. The Dept. of Edu-cation came out against this bill.The committee voted to send it tothe floor and it passed on to theSenate. Competition by the SDBoard of Eduction is somethingthis agency is trying to avoid bylimiting who is eligible for thescholarship. We need to remember
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