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Pennington Co. Courant, February 21, 2013

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Number 8Volume 108February 21, 2013
 
by Laurie Hindman
Badlands National Park Stew-ard program was the topic for theguest speakers at the Wall Bad-lands Area Chamber of Commercemeeting.Park Ranger Alison Shoup andWall School Science Teacher PandiPittman are utilizing a NationalPark Foundation Grant to connectparks with local teachers and stu-dents.Pittman has implemented themany park resources into everyscience class that she teaches atthe Wall School. She explained thedifferent programs and her futureideas of expanding on her class les-sons.Wall City Mayor Dave Hahn an-nounced the Eastern PenningtonCounty Ambulance District willhold their annual meeting onThursday, March 21 at the WallCommunity Center at 7:00 p.m.Hahn also noted that municipalelection will be held this year. If anyone is interested in running forthe city council, petitions can bepicked up at the Wall Finance Of-fice on March 1 and returned onMarch 26. Ward 1 - Pete Dunker,Ward 2 - Mike Anderson and Ward3 - Bill Leonard’s positions are upfor reelection.Superintendent of the WallSchool Dennis Rieckman relatedthere will be no school on Monday,February 18. Winter sports will beentering into districts and regionsand the One Act Play came homewith a superior rating from state.Badlands National Park Super-intendent Eric Brunnemann an-nounced that visitation for thepark in January 2013 was 12,957visitors which is a 31.13 percentincrease over last year. Brunne-mann also informed chambermembers how the word “seques-tration” relates to the parksbudget and how cut backs will ef-fect them.Duane Boback who is filling inWall High School senior KaileyRae Sawvell was featured as partof KEVN Black Hills FOX’s RisingStar of the West scholarship con-test Tuesday, February 19th onBlack Hills FOX News at 9:00.Sawvell qualified for the contestby submitting a short video of her-self to KEVN Black Hills FOX.Sawvell is one of the semi-final-ists who will be seen throughMarch 1st. Her one minute com-mentary was aired and thenplaced on www.blackhillsfox.comfor viewers to watch and rate.One competitor from each weekwill then advance to the finalround in May.The winner from that group will
Wall senior was featured in RisingStar of the West contest
receive a $4,000 college scholar-ship, with a total of $7,500 inscholarship money awarded fromKEVN Black Hills FOX and FirstInterstate Bank.The 2007 Rising Star of the Westwinner was Shad Christman fromLemmon High School. KaitlynHemmingson from Spearfish HighSchool was the 2008 winner. An-nelise Ewing of Spearfish HighSchool won the 2009 competition.Caila Brennan of St. Thomas Morewas the 2010 winner. JanesaBakeberg of Spearfish High Schoolwon in 2011. Jordon Barthel of Lead-Deadwood High School wasthe 2012 winner.
Wall Badlands Area Chamber of Commerce holds February meeting
for Ruben Andrade with the Min-uteman Missile National HistoricSite noted that visitation is up 44percent and they may also have tocut back on some services.Nadia Eisenbraun with the For-est Service said they have opentemporary positions within theirentity.Golden West news was given byGreg Olson. Scholarships for highschool seniors need to returned byMarch 15. They will be airing highschool sports on Channel 2 and 70.Wall subscribers to their cable pro-gramming will be receiving lettersinforming them on the digital con-version boxes that will be neededto receive programming.Dick Johnson from WREA stated they are preparing for theiraudit and had no outages duringthe recent snow storm. OperationRoundup applications are dueback to their office by February 28.Black Hills Federal CreditUnion manager Robyn Millernoted their scholarship applica-tions are due back by mid-March.Carol Hoffman with the CountryCupboard requested canned soupand saltine crackers for the pantry.Wall Neighborworks council stillhas the house for sale noted Hahn.Gina Ferris with Black HillsBadlands and Lakes reported theSouth Dakota vacation guides willbe out shortly and the Road TripShow will be returning to Min-neapolis to a ball game.President Mary Williams wentover the announcements:March 5 - Chamber Board of Di-rectors meeting, Wall CommunityCenter at 7:30 a.m.March 7- Wall City Councilmeeting at the Wall CommunityCenter at 6:30 p.m.April 12 - Wall Badlands AreaChamber of Commerce annualmeeting at the Wall CommunityCenter.With no other business Williamsadjourned the meeting.
by Laurie Hindman
Wall Health Services held theirannual meeting on Saturday, Feb-ruary 9 at the Wall Drug Store.President Brett Blasius calledthe meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.Blasius read the certification of the annual meeting and then in-troduced guests, medical staff andthe medical board. With 26 mem-bers registered a quorum waspresent for the meeting.Reading of the previous yearsannual meeting was approved.Blasius then gave the 2012 Fis-cal Report. Net assets in 2012 weredown from 2011 due to accumu-lated depreciation and account re-ceivables being a little high and asBlasius noted, is the nature of thebusiness.Blasius then gave a report onthe clinic. 2012 has been a chal-lenging year and the board is ex-cited about 2013. Dave Custis whohad a major health issue is backagain full-time.They are in the process of train-ing for the Electronic MedicalRecord program. This program al-lows the clinic to stay modern andprovide top-notch medical care.Their home health program is inits fourth year with Jana Biel-maier being the home healthprovider.Blasius also went on to say,“Wall Health Services is the onlyfree standing clinic in SouthDakota which does not have a hos-pital, nursing home or assisted liv-ing center to help them out finan-cially. We do have a managementagreement with Regional HealthSystems who does the payroll,budget and cost reporting.”Dave Custis addressed themembers and gave a brief talk onhis past medical issues and is veryappreciative of all those who weresupportive and sent prayers whilehe was ill.Blasius then asked Todd Traskwho is the chairman of the nomi-nating committee to come forwardwith nominations. Norman Geigle,Teddy Hustead and MartyWilliams who where once again re-elected to the board.With no other business themeeting was adjourned for anotheryear.
Wall Health Serviceshosts annual meeting
 
by Laurie Hindman
Entrepreneurship class studentsRidge Sandal and Thomas VanOsdol came before the Wall SchoolBoard with a request to begin abusiness within the Wall School.The class is learning the funda-mentals of starting a business andrunning it.They asked the board to con-sider allowing them to put gumballand candy machines in the school.Their reasoning behindthis adventure is to learn every as-pect of how a business is run andwhat it takes to run it.If they make enough money theywould like to start a scholarshipfund for students who take theclass.Board Member Mary Williamswas not to keen on putting candymachines in the school.Superintendent Dennis Rieck-man asked the class to researchsome healthy options. The issuewas tabled until the March meet-ing so the class can look into differ-ent options.A technology report was given byRandall Poste for the Big WhiteSchool.Poste related different optionsfor teaching long distance learningclasses to Big White students whowill be starting the seventh gradeclass this upcoming fall.Parents from the Big White,Wall Teacher Pandi Pittman andPoste related their opinions onwhat method would be the best,Rieckman said, “The board hasthree options: Keep the school as itis, Make the school either K-5th orK-6th or K-8 and provide technol-ogy.”He also noted these are chal-lenging issues that the boardneeds to think about and make.Nathaniel Traveny who recentlymoved to Wall, is a personaltrainer and would like to use thePowerhouse to provide training toanyone who is interested.He will provide insurance and10 percent of what he charges willbe paid to the school.Rieckman has contacted theschool attorney who provided a listof what will be required by Tra-veny.Rieckman informed Travenythey would discuss his proposalduring executive session and makea decission on what they deemedas the best.Elementary Principal ChuckSykora announced Kindergartenscreening will be held on Friday, April 5. Please call the school tomake an appointment.Parent/Teacher conferenceswent very well with 90 percent of parents showing up.Business Manager Niki Mohrrelated, there are two board posi-tions up for reelection this year.Petitions can be picked up in heroffice on Friday, March 1 and re-turned by March 25.Rieckman gave an update on at-tendance which is sitting at 95.9percent.Track and Golf rules werehanded out for board members totake home and read. A track sched-ule was also provided to them.Head Custodian Dan Hauk andRieckman have been working on afive year Capital Outlay plan. Theboard may want to think about re-placing the Dodge Stratus and thebleachers at the Powerhouse.Handicap accessible doors will beput in the school. Rieckman said,they are looking at different secu-rity issues for the school. Williamsasked if bullet proof glass shouldbe installed in the doors. Rieck-man will look into the cost of hav-ing them installed.A motion was made and ap-proved to enter into executive ses-sion for the purpose of discussingstudent issues and personnel, ac-cording to SDCL 1-25-2.After executive session theboard went over the second read-ing of the Volunteer Policy andStaff Development Policy.Nathaniel Traveny’s requestwas tabled until the March meet-ing.The board approved the agendaand consent agenda, for the min-utes of the January 9, 2013 boardmeeting and February claims.With no other business themeeting was adjourned.
Wall School Board learns abouttechnology for Big White School
Pandi Pittman explaining to the chamber how the Badlands Na-tional Park Steward program and National Park foundation grantare implemented into her classes at Wall School.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
by Laurie Hindman
The Eastern Pennington County Ambulance District met in theWall Community Center meetingroom on Thursday, February 14 at7:00 p.m.Elden Helms and NormanEisenbraun were absent from themeeting.President Wally Hoffman calledthe meeting to order with Car-olynn Anderson and Jem Kjerstadpresent.A letter asking townships for do-nation was reviewed and approvedto send out.Anderson gave an update onQuickbooks purchase. She boughtthe program and then found out itwasn’t compatible to her computerand returned the program. Ander-son informed the board she is finewith doing payroll throughQuicken. Hoffman said if it be-comes a hassle the board will dosomething about it.A motion to pay bills was ap-proved.Anderson noted that the grantfor the keyless entry system andthe ambulance building has beendeposited into the checking ac-count.The board agreed to have theWREA bill paid through autopay.A motion was approved to haveDave Hahn’s name removed fromthe ambulance savings account.John Kitterman with the ambu-lance service informed the boardthat Freshmen Impact will be heldon April 24 at the Douglas School.Freshmen students from Wall,Philip and Kadoka will also takepart in the activity. An ambulancefrom Wall along with the Wall Vol-unteer Fire Department will at-tend. Kitterman said, they handout t-shirts during the event whichwill cost between $120 - 130.PCC is now doing the billing forthe ambulance service.The annual meeting will be heldon Thursday, March 21 at the WallCommunity Center meeting room.Election will be held for two, threeyear terms.With no other business Hoffmanadjourned the meeting 
by Laurie Hindman
Public Works Director Jeff Clarkreceived a call around 10:40 p.m.Thursday, February 14 from thewell computer monitoring systeminforming him the main watertower was losing water.Clark went looking for the causeand found water bubbling up fromunder the sidewalk and also run-ning down the sidewalk in front of the Wall Drug Store. The mainwater line running into the storewas immediately shut off.Upon further inspection it wasdiscovered the water leak had de-posited four feet of water and mudin the older basement under themain portion of the Wall Drug.Clark and Wall City Employee
EPCAD to hold annualmeeting in March
Fireline breaks: Floods Wall Drug basement
Garrett Bryan used a sludge pumpwhich pumps 500 gallons of watera minute to empty out the WallDrug basement. They finishedpumping around 2:30 a.m. Friday,February 15.Mayor Dave Hahn who receiveda call at 11:02 p.m. on Thursdaynight said. “Water filled the oldpart of the basement upto the olddishroom.”Hahn noted there was somestuff stored in the old basementand guessed the leak to be around100,000 gallons of water.Site Works Specialist who hadinstalled the fireline during lastyear’s main street project andCETEC Engineer Jeb Rieb were onthe job Friday morning. It wasfound the fireline going into theWall Drug had broken or cameapart causing the flood.Rieb stated, “It was an isolatedbreak and the water should beturned back on to the main portionof the Wall Drug by noon on Fri-day.”The Mall and Pharmacy wereopen for business since the base-
Site Works Specialist work on tearing up the sidewalk in frontof the Wall Drug Store. A fireline had broke and flood the oldbasement of the store with thousands of gallons of water.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
ment under that portion of thebusiness was not damaged.The sidewalk in front of the drugstore was torn apart to find thefireline break and will have to bereplaced. Hahn thought theywould have to wait on pouring anew sidewalk until the weatherwarmed up a bit.Out on the African Savannah,there are some things everyone just knows are true: meerkats aresocial, lions have pride, hippos arebig, and zebras have stripes--allzebras except Xena that is!Xena was born without stripes,and to make matters worse, shespells her name with an “X” not a“Z” like zebras should. It’s just toodifferent! It’s just not right! Whatis a zebra without its stripes?Xena struggles with who she re-ally is as she listens to others tellher who she is supposed to be.How can you be comfortablewith your place in the world if youdon’t know who you are? As shemeets character after character(and boy do we mean characters!)she sees that everyone has uniqueattributes and captivating quirks!Life on the Savannah is an ex-otic, electric dream, but the Savan-nah of our dreams is not alwayspeaches and cream.There are tough issues of self-image, friendships and peer pres-sure that we all must face.In the end the truth is that “you just gotta be you,” and it neverever hurts to have a sense of 
Wall Children’s Theatre topresent “
 X is for Zebra
humor about life.Wall Children’s Theatre, WestRiver Electric, the South Dakota Arts Council, and Dakota Playersinvite everyone to an afternoonand evening of fun and entertain-ment when Wall’s young talentpresent
“X is for Zebra” 
Friday,March 1 at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m., atThe Power House.The performance is the culmina-tion of a unique learning experi-ence for up to 54 children fromWall School District.This special weeklong eventgives children a chance to learnwhat it’s like to take part in a pro-fessionally produced stage musi-cal, from auditions and rehearsalsthrough the final performance.This residency in Wall is madepossible by Wall Children’s The-atre with support provided by theState of South Dakota, throughthe Department of Tourism andState Development, the NationalEndowment for the Arts and WallSchool District, West River Elec-tric, Motel 6, Red Rock Restau-rant, Dairy Queen, Subway, WallChamber of Commerce, and WallDrug.
 
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From the Floor 
 By District 30 Representative Mike Vericho
The South Dakota Farm Bureauis hosting a series of meetingacross the state this month forfarmers and ranchers to learnmore about the EPA’s Oil Spill Pre-vention, Control and Countermea-sure (SPCC) Program, which re-quires compliance by May 10 of this year.Two representatives from theU.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 8 office in Denverwill lead the meetings: RebeccaPerrin, EPA Region 8 Agriculture Advisor, and Jim Peterson, EPA Region 8 SPCC Inspector. According to the U.S. EPA,farms or ranches that store morethan 1,320 total U.S. gallons of oilor oil products in aboveground con-tainers sized 55 gallons or larger,or more than 42,000 U.S. gallonsin completely buried containers,and could reasonably expected todischarge oil to waters of the U.S.,are required to have an SPCCPlan.EPA requires an SPCC Plan tobe in place by May 10, 2013. Readthe EPA backgrounder here withfull details on the SPCC programand plan requirements: http://www.sdfbf.org/files/pages/287/EPA%20SPCC%20Backgrounder.pdf The schedule for the SPCCmeetings is as follows: (all timesare local)•February 25 in Sturgis, 3:00p.m. at the Meade County Exten-sion Building Community Room. 
•February 26 in Wall, 10:00a.m. at the Cmmunity Build-
S.D. Farm Bureau to host series of EPA meetings on (SPCC) Program
ing n Main Street.
•February 26 in Pierre, 4:00p.m. at the Capitol Building Base-ment Room A (plus 6 DDN loca-tions).•February 27 in Redfield, 10:00a.m. at the Spink County Court-house Community Room.•February 27 in Mitchell, 3:00p.m. at Central Electric Coopera-tive Building (I-90 Exit 325).•February 28 in Platte, 10:00a.m. at the Lyric Theater.•February 28 in Yankton, 3:00p.m. at the Yankton County Exten-sion Office.•March 1 in Lennox, 10:00 a.m.at Pizza Ranch.The meeting at 4:00 p.m. Cen-tral Time on February 26 will bebroadcast over the Digital DakotaNetwork (DDN) from Pierre tothese locations:•Aberdeen, NSU’s BeulahWilliam Library Room 117•Brookings, SDSU’s PugsleySPC Room 203•Madison, DSU’s Tech Class-room Building Room 103•Rapid City, SDSM&T’s Class-room Building Room 109•Sioux Falls, SF UniversityCenter’s Main Building Room 145•Vermillion, USD’s Delzell Edu-cation Center Room 203•Watertown, LATI’s Main Build-ing Room 128 Door 1BThere is no cost to attend theseinformational meetings, no pre-registration is required, and youdo not need to be a member of Farm Bureau to attend.
My senior project
“Off Road Go - Kart.” 
Nathan Patterson used a 4-wheeler and aHonda 450 engine to build this Go - Kart which can go up to 90mph (need seat belts to do that.) Patterson said, “It seemed likefun but I have 130 hours into my project. He plans to attendSDSM&T to study mechanical engineering.Wall Senior Maddie Bauer served as Legislative Page for MikeVerchio. Bauer very much enjoyed working at the legislature, ex-cept for the one time when Ryder Wilson made off with her iPod.She gained many friendships and valuable experience on howour government is run. Buaer plans on attending Dakota Wes-leyan in Mitchell to pursue a nursing degree. She is the grand-daughter of Dave and Arla Olson of Wall.
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Bauer serves as page for Verchio
As you know, I generally do notlike Resolutions but, HCR 1006 isimportant for both the State andNation.It petitioned the President andSecretary of State to authorize theKeystone XL pipeline which Iwhole heartedly supported. Everysession we have to back fill thewildfire suppression funds andthis time it cost you 4.2 million dol-lars to pay for the 2012 fire season.Hopefully the Good Lord willshow us some mercy during the2013 fire season.In State Affairs this week, I sup-ported an important economic de-velopment initiative that com-bined two bills 1161 and 1196 thatprovide many more opportunitiesfor small towns and businesses toget assistance for startups andgrowth.I also supported, to no avail,1250 which was a States RightsBill that sent a message to theFeds to keep out of our affairs eventhough it was unenforceable. Although it is not on the flooryet, I co-sponsored and stronglysupport SB 156 that creates moreavenues for townships to allow cit-izens of isolated developments toimpose an assessment on them-selves to improve their roads. SB27 the appropriations for the Vet-erans Home has not come to thefloor yet but I will obviously be avocal supporter of this bill.I have one issue that popped upin regards to Purple Heart recipi-ent license plates. The way thestatute is worded it can only go toa veteran defined as not on activeduty. An active duty soldier who wasre-enlisted three times was deniedthe plate. The reasoning was thatwe did not anticipate any conflictor war that would last for morethan a decade.I am working on a complete re-view with the Department of Vet-eran Affairs and Deb Hilmen atthe Department of Revenue so thatnext session we can make all of those special plates for servicemembers consistent and also beable to recognize the sacrifices of our active duty service men andwomen.Rep Mike VerchioRep.verchio@state.sd.usmjverchio@aol.comCellphone- (605)391-5093Hall Phone-(605)574-2466Home Address- P.O. Box 205 HillCity, SD 57401This has been another week of passionate testimony on a numberof bills.One of them was SB 171 whichattempted to address cruelty todogs, cats and horses.Numerous atrocities againstpets were graphically describedand pictures circulated. It makesyou wonder how anyone could beso calloused and cruel. The intentof the bill was to increase thepenalty from a Class 1 Misde-meanor to a Class 6 Felony. Thebill was defeated however an im-proved bill that ties into existingcodified law will no doubt be pre-sented next year.Those of you with commercialdrivers license may be interestedin SB 44.This bill has gathered reluctantsupport from legislator due to a$12 mill penalty in loss of federalhighway funds if S.D., does notadopt it. Drivers caught textingwhile driving in S.D., or any otherstate could lose their license undercodified law found in chapter 32-12A.A number of you have sent meemails concerning the US Secondamendment.I would encourage you to look atSB 207 which clearly states the po-sition of South Dakota regardinggun ownership and rights to self-defense.It definitively prohibits all in-fringement by federal agencies.Further it directs the Office of the Attorney General to be vigilantand proactive in protecting ourSouth Dakota rights.Octane labeling has passed thehouse and will be heard in the Sen-ate.It avoids controversy by requir-ing all 85 octane gasoline to be la-beled appropriately at all stages of production, distribution and at thepumps. Kind of an easy answer toan issue that caused so muchruckus several months ago.Please contact me with yourcomments and questions.My e-mail in Pierre is sen.ram-pelberg@state.sd.us and my cell-phone is 605-390-2165
State awards $278,000to 23 rural hospitals
Twenty-three rural hospitals inSouth Dakota will receive a total of $278,037 in federal funding forprojects to improve patient access,reduce medication errors, reducehospital readmissions, and im-prove operations.The federal Medicare Rural Hos-pital Flexibility Program fundingcomes through the South DakotaDepartment of Health. Over thelast 12 years, rural hospitals inSouth Dakota have received morethan $4,078,000 in direct awardsthrough the program.Hospitals must be Medicare-cer-tified as critical access to be eligi-ble for the funds. Critical accesshospitals receive a higherMedicare reimbursement rate andare eligible for federal funding forimprovement projects. There arecurrently 38 critical access hospi-tals in South Dakota.The funding helps rural hospi-tals make direct, positive impactson patient care and health out-comes, noted an official from thePlatte Health Center – Avera, oneof the facilities receiving funds.“Without the additional supple-mental financial assistance we re-ceive from this program, we wouldnot have been able to implementthe programs and processes wecurrently have in place,” said JodySternberg, RN, and Director of Pa-tient Care Services at Platte. “Thisprogram makes a difference forcritical access hospitals.”Sustaining essential healthcareservices in rural and underservedareas is a key objective of the De-partment of Health’s 2020 Initia-tive.Hospitals receiving MedicareRural Hospital Flexibility Pro-gram in the Wall area are:•Philip, Philip Health Services -$13,135.The following Western DakotaTech students from the Wall areahave been named to WDT’s Dean’sList for the fall 2012 semester. Toqualify for the Dean’s List, stu-dents must earn a grade point av-erage of 3.5 or higher.•Anna Kitterman, PracticalNursing•Kandi McMurtrey, AccountingWestern Dakota Tech is the onlytechnical institute that serves thewestern South Dakota region.WDT offers more than 25 pro-grams in a variety of fields, includ-ing Business and Computers, Con-struction Trades, Health Services,Legal and Public Services, Manu-facturing and Mechanical Trades,and Science and Technology. Morethan 96 percent of WDT’s most re-cent graduates are working, con-tinuing their education, or servingin the military, and 90 percent re-main in South Dakota.
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Mnday Night Mixed
Handrahan Const.......................20-8Shad’s Towing...........................18-10Dakota Bar................................16-12Petersen’s..................................12-16Badland’s Auto..........................10-14Rockers........................................8-20
Hightlights:
Jerry Mooney.........2-7 split; 196/555Carl Brown..................203 clean/533Bryan Buxcel...............187 clean/495Connie Schlim......................5-7 splitMatt Reckling.......................5-7 splitJackie Schull......................3-10 split
Tuesday Men’s Early
Philip Motor................................18-2Peoples Market...........................13-7G&A Trenching...........................12-8Philip Health Service...............10-10Kennedy Impl...........................10-10Bear Auto....................................7-13George’s Welding........................5-15Kadoka Tree Service...................5-15
Highlights:
Earl Park.......................218, 224/611Tony Gould............................210/575Cory Boyd..............................207/539Steve Varner.................................537James Mansfield..........................523Fred Foland..................................520Tyler Gartner........................200/516Norm Buxcel.......................5-10 splitJohnny Wilson....................3-10 split
 Wednesday Mrning Cffee(standing at the end f week 23)
Invisibles...............................24.5-7.5Cutting Edge Salon..................22-10State Farm..........................19.5-12.5Bowling Belles....................13.5-18.5Jolly Ranchers......................9.5-22.5
Highlights:
 Vonda Hamill........................167/430Debbie Gartner............................162Charlene Kjerstad........................155Karen Foland........................5-6 splitKay Kroetch..........................4-5 splitJen Schriever........................4-5 split
 Wednesday Night Early
Dakota Bar..................................19-5Morrison’s Haying....................14-10Wall Food Center......................13-11Dorothy’s Catering....................13-11Hildebrand Concrete................12-12Just Tammy’s............................11-13First National Bank...................9-15Chiefie’s Chicks...........................5-19
Highlights:
Rachel Kjerstad.....................194/490Jessica Wagner.............................130Marlis Petersen.....5-7 split; 186/488Lois Porch.....................................489 Amy Morrison..............................181Kathy Arthur................................171Tena Slovek..........................2-7 splitMaryLynn Crary..................4-5 splitSandee Gittings..................3-10 splitShar Moses.........................3-10 split
Thursday Men
The Steakhouse..........................20-4Coyle’s SuperValu.......................16-8O’Connell Const..........................15-9WEE BADD...............................12-12 A&M Laundry.............................9-15West River Pioneer Tanks..........9-15Dakota Bar..................................8-16McDonnell Farms.......................7-17
Highlights:
Jay McDonnell.............................211Neal Petersen..................203 x 2/561Jan Bielmaier...............................548 Andrew Reckling................203 cleanRick Coyle...........................192 cleanDoug Hauk........................4-7-9 splitRandy Boyd.......................2-5-7 splitJohn Heltzel......................4-5-7 split Alvin Pearson.....................3-10 splitScott Brech...........................2-7 splitMatt Reckling.......................2-7 split
Friday Nite Mixed
Randy’s Spray Service................20-8Lee & the Ladies.........................19-9Roy’s Repair..............................17-11Cristi’s Crew.............................15-13King Pins...................................10-18The Ghost Team............................0-0
Highlights:
 Aaron Richardson.................190/546 Alvin Pearson........................195/498Kelly Fees..............................174/496Theresa Miller.......................176/479Cory Boyd..............................204/481Roy Miller.....................................188 Angel Nemec.........................163/422Tanner Norman..................5-10 split
 
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The NUHS Alumni Associationwill be presenting three (3) $1000scholarship awards to qualifiedseniors.The applications are in the officeat the New Underwood HighSchool.Alumni news; This is the yearfor the ALL-SCHOOL reunion.Mark your calendars for August31, 2013, the Saturday beforeLabor Day.Cards will be mailed to all NewUnderwood High School Alumni
New Underwood High School senior scholarship awards and alumni news
Members in April.Addresses: We are having diffi-culty keeping addresses current.This cost us extra money for mail-ing.Please: If you or anyone in yourfamily has moved or changed ad-dresses.Please notify Dennis Fernau at754-6244 or Norma Pellegrin at754-6708, or drop a card to NUHS Alumni Asssociation, P.O. Box 4,New Underwood, S.D., 57761.
BHSU annunces dean’s list
The Office of Academic Affairs atBlack Hills State University hasreleased the dean’s list for the fall2012 semester. A total of 737 students main-tained a grade point average of 3.5or above while taking at least 12credit hours to be named to the listthis semester.Students who made the list fromthe Wall area are:•Samantha Nelson, Creighton•Colby Smith, Quinn•Skyler Anders, Wall•Grant Holub, Wall•Carmen Moschell, Wall 
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SDPB.org – Information, photosand awards, February 22 - 23 -http://sports.sdpb.org/. SDPB1 Tel-evision – Top matches - Saturday,February 23, 4:00 - 10:30 p.m. (3-9:30 MT)
High SchlClass B WrestlingLie frm Aberdeen
SDPB.org – Information, photosand awards, February 22 - 23 -http://sports.sdpb.org/. SDPB2 Tel-evision – Top matches - Saturday,February 23, 4:00-10:30 p.m. (3-9:30 MT)South Dakota High School
by Libbi Sykra
 
“Don’t make me use my librarianvoice!” 
Let’s be honest… how many of us were afraid of the cranky old li-brarian we were destined to en-counter on our ventures to the li-brary as a child? I’m guessing thatthe majority is able to relate to thisexperience. I am here to empathizeand report that you can expect thecontrary from our library.You never have to be concernedabout meeting a quiet, enigmaticlibrarian at Wall Community Li-brary. Come on in and chat withus.Librarians are knowledgeableabout multitudes of topics, and welove to be in conversation with oth-ers. Because we are constantly inthe presence of books, we oftencome into contact with differentviewpoints and ideas. Discussingsuch matters creates ground forgrowth and understandingamongst the population.In a feeble attempt to entice thepublic into our library (becausesooo many people read the news-paper anymore), I am doing a se-ries elaborating what you have to
Breaking Standards – An Introduction
“We Really Don’t Bite” 
look forward to when setting footin your local library. At Wall Community Library, theemployees and library board areworking hard to break standards.We are doing everything we canin order to make your library-going experience as pleasurableand meaningful as possible.We make available to the public:book groups, reading programs forkids, job resources, and other ac-tivities to include all generationsin our library.Please stay tuned to our columnfor further information, and/orcontact our library by any of thefollowing means.We are open at 407 Main Streeton Wednesdays, from 12:00 - 7:00p.m., Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:00p.m., and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.Feel free to call us at (605)-279-2929 or e-mail us at wallcomlib@gwtc.net.Don’t forget to like us on Face-book!We are called Wall CommunityLibrary… (ingenious, I know).We hope to hear from you soon!
January 2013, PenningtonCounty Sheriff’s Dept. report
During the month of January2013, the Pennington County Sher-iff's Office recorded the followingstatistics in and around the com-munity of Wall:
Time
City hours: . . . . . . . . . . . . .416.00City hrs other deputies . . . .34.00
Ttal City hurs . . . . . .450.00
Training hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . .16.00 Vacation/Sick hrs . . . . . . . . .84.00County hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.00 # of times called out/Hrs . . . .0.00
 Arrest
Warrants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Non-Warrants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Calls Fr Serice
 Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Alcohol Violations . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Animal Complaints . . . . . . . . . . .3 Assaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Assist Other Agencies . . . . . . . .10 Attempt to Locate . . . . . . . . . . . .0Burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Civil Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Community Activity . . . . . . . . . .5Coroner Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Business Check . . . . . . . . . . . .126Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0DPP/Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Extra Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223Fire Medical Assist . . . . . . . . . . .4Follow-up Investigation . . . . . .29Found or Lost Property . . . . . . .1
Calls fr Serice
Keep the Peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Minor Consuming . . . . . . . . . . . .0Murder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Robbery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Runaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0School Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3SOLV Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Suicide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Suspicious Activity . . . . . . . . . . .5Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3Weapons Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Welfare Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1911 Hang up Calls . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Ciil Patrl
 Attempted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12Served . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6City Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Traffic Actiity
Citations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12Injury Accidents . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Non-Injury Accident . . . . . . . . . .5DUI's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Motorist Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . .15School Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Skate/Bike Citation . . . . . . . . . .0Skate/Bike Warning . . . . . . . . . .0Speed Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Vehicle/Parking Comp . . . . . . . .7Please feel free to visit withDeputies Louis Lange, DarrenGinn, Robert Schoebrel, Sgt.Dustin Morrison, Lt. Kraig Woodor Capt. Jay Evenson with anyquestions or concerns related tolaw enforcement in and around theWall community.
By Elizabeth “Sam” GrszCmmunity News Serice
Here’s a brief review of some of the S.D. Legislature’s recent ac-tion.•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 ap-proval Feb. 6 from House State Af-fairs and was sent to the Housefloor with a unanimous vote. Theannual $168,000 was cut two yearsago during the state’s budgetcrunch. With HB1249, countieswould be able to request reim-bursement for some costs associ-ated 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, theother sent to the 41st day, orkilled. The full Senate will dis-cuss SJR1, which changes thelength of the current two-yearterms to four. Killed was a pro-posal to limit legislators to no morethan eight years in each house,served consecutively. Sen. Bill VanGerpen, R-Tyndall, said he wassurprised SJR4 was not given aSenate floor hearing, when votershave expressed their support forterm limits.•A bill to permit townships tolevy a capital improvement prop-erty tax for highways, secondaryroads, bridges, and culverts passedthrough the House Taxation Com-mittee and is expected to be heardin the House this week. Townshipscould levy 50-cents per thousand..HB1189 would be an option whereneeded, it was noted. Counties hadbeen part of the original bill, butwere removed in committee.•Democrats are seeking to workwith Republicans on economic de-velopment this year. Sen. Jason
Short takes fromthe State Capitol
Frerichs, D-Wilmot, said in a re-cent news conference that “infra-structure seems to be the biggeststumbling block” to economic de-velopment. 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 undergroundinjection 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 billas long as safeguards are in place.The bill would allow school dis-tricts to have an armed guard inthe school for protection of stu-dents and teachers.•The Senate killed a joint phys-ical custody bill, SB125, on Feb. 7.“This is about children, notabout spouses,” cautioned Sen.Jean Hunhoff, R-Yankton. Sen.Dan Lederman, R-Dakota Dunes,noted that if it were not the rightconcept, then why had he gottenover 200 e-mails wanting itpassed. The bill failed on a vote of 13 in favor, 21 against, one absent.
South Dakota high schoolwrestling finals on SDPB
Wrestling Finals action is in thespotlight on South Dakota PublicBroadcasting.Wrestling hits the mats onSDPB.org on February 22 - 23with Class B in Aberdeen andClass A in Watertown.SDPB Television will air the fi-nals live on February 23 with six+hours of Class A on the SDPB1channel beginning at 4:00 p.m. (3MT) and six+ hours of Class B onthe SDPB2 channel beginning at4:00 p.m. (3 MT).Coverage of events on SDPB.organd on SDPB Television is offeredin partnership with the SouthDakota High School Activities As-sociation.The Farm Service Agency wouldlike to remind farmers and ranch-ers that the deadline to enroll inthe Noninsured Crop Disaster As-sistance Program (also known asNAP) is March 15, 2013.The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides cata-strophic multi-peril insurance cov-erage for crops that are not insur-able through your private insur-ance company.Typical crops eligible for theNoninsured Crop Disaster Assis-tance Program include but are notlimited to pasture, grass hay and
Noninsured Crop Disaster AssistanceProgram deadline to enroll
small grains for hay.In order to be eligible for theNoninsured Crop Disaster Assis-tance Program, please contactyour local Farm Service AgencyService before the deadline of March15, 2013.For additional informationabout the Noninsured Crop Disas-ter Assistance Program, or anyother disaster program adminis-tered by the Farm Service Agency,contact your local Farm Service Agency Service center or visitthem on the web at www.fsa.usda.gov.
College briefs 
Governor Dennis Daugaardsigned the following legislativebills:•SB26 - An Act to update termi-nology for individuals with intel-lectual disabilities and similar
Governor Daugaardsigns more bills
terms.•HB1064 - An Act to provide forcertain methods of disbursementfor school district flexible spendingaccounts.

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