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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
includes tax
Volume 106Number 38April 4, 2013
Inside this week’s issue
MusicFestivalPage 5
 Acalympics& BasketballPage 5
Pages7 & 8
Page 3
Local&NursingHome News
Page 4
EasterEgg Hunt
Pages4 & 6
Obitauries& AreaEvents
Page 2
Classifieds&Thank yous
Page 9 
 -- by Robyn Jones
Transportation. Such a simpleconvenience when available, but isoften taken for granted in everydaylife.But when this convenience is notavailable, who can one rely on forassistance when needed? HaakonCounty Prairie Transport is thereto help.Whether it is a trip to RapidCity or outlying communities suchas Murdo, Pierre, Philip, WhiteRiver or Wanblee for medical ap-pointments or downtown Kadokafor shopping, it is a comfort know-ing that one can call upon theHaakon County Prairie Transportto help get you where you need togo.In 2004, Kadoka received asmall passenger bus from HaakonCounty when a new bus was pur-chased. Drivers, Glenn Vande-Garde and Bill Stratton, stepped into volunteer to drive, and now, nineyears later the service is still help-ing Kadoka residents.Several people have volunteeredto drive the bus over the years andcurrent drivers, Marsha Sumpter,Carol Solon and Jerry Baldwin,enjoy providing the service andhelping area residents.Each driver completes safetytraining and is randomly screenedthrough the South Dakota Depart-ment of Transportation.Many miles were driven withthe first bus and in 2006 a newsmaller van was purchased. Sincethe new van arrived in Kadoka, ithas provided safe, dependabletransportaion for many people to-taling well over 100,000 miles.The miles not only include tripsfor appointments, but also includevacation trips for a day, such asgoing to the SD Capital in Pierre tosee the Christmas trees, a shop-ping trip to Rapid City, or a tour of the Badlands. Many residentswould not have the opportunity togo otherwise if this service was notaccessible.To help with expenses and main-tenance of van, minimal fees arecharged. The fees do not completelycover the expenses, and the major-ity of the funding is provided by do-nations, fundraisers and memorialgifts.Fuel, regular vehicle mainte-nance and repairs are all done lo-cally. Investing the funds back intoKadoka by using these services, isone way the transportation com-mittee can thank those who helpsupport their service.The bus transportation is regu-lated by the Haakon County Trans-portation Board, which consists of seven members and Ruby Sanftneris the local representative. Ridescan be scheduled by calling 837-2023 or 441-2449.Living in a rural area may re-quire a bit traveling, which somemay view as disadvantage. Whatthey may forget to notice is the ad-vantage of neighbor helping neigh-bor, and that is one the foundationsof rural America and loved by thosewho live here.
Providing the connection from one place to another
Drivers Carol Solon (L), Marsha Sumptner, and Jerry Baldwin.
--photos by Robyn Jones
Driver Marsha Sumptner assists Phyllis Word with her groceries.
Elmer Williams was born on February 23, 1950 in Miles City, Montana.The son of George and Irene Williams. Elmer’s family includes one brother, Al, who lives in Vermont and a sister, Ruth, who lives in RapidCity, along with one niece and two nephews.Elmer worked in Custer as a lumberjack at the sawmill and also did alot of landscaping. Growing up he worked at quite a few jobs.Elmer enjoys being outdoors, which includes taking daily walks. Helikes looking at yards and gardens and enjoys gardening.Playing Bingo is a favorite game of Elmer’s, but he will play almostany card game. He always takes part in craft time and doing crafts is afavorite pastime.Christmas time is his favorite holiday and over the years he has col-lected may Santa Claus figurines.“We all love Elmer here at the Kadoka Nursing Home,” said the staff,“he’s always helping someone out each day!”
Kadoka Nursing HomeResident of the Month
National Honor Society inducts new members
National Honor Society inducted new members, Myla Pierce, Austin Thayer, Taylor Merchen, Destiny Dale, on Tuesday, March 26. Pictured, back row (L-R): RachealShuck, Kenar VanderMay, Mariah Pierce, Kwincy Ferguson, Katie Lensegrav, Chance Knutson, Foster Berry. Middle row: Myla Pierce, Raven Jorgensen, TaylorMerchen, Destiny Dale, Austin Thayer. Front row: Kate Rasmussen.
--courtesy photo
 Years ago, loans were givenbased upon the word of the cus-tomer. There were no credit re-ports. Today, loans are based on thecustomer’s credit report score andrequire much more information bedisclosed by the customer in orderto be approved.During the course of her years atthe bank, Marlene worked as ateller, bookkeeping administrator,and is currently a loan officer atBankWest. When asked what herfavorite part of the job would be,Marlene said, “I enjoy the personalloans the best. With the personalloans, I can see firsthand how I amhelping the customer.”Marlene’s personal life has kepther hard at work as well. Whileworking at the bank, Marlene hasraised all six of her children,Melissa, Colleen, John, Laney, Lisaand Bert. She, also, continues toranch with her husband, Mike, ontheir ranch east of Belvidere.Marlene feels like she has thebest job in town. She enjoys work-ing with bank manager GeneChristensen and all her coworkersat the bank. “The bank feels likepart of my home,” shares Marlene.While working at the bank, Mar-lene has developed many strong re-lationships within the communityas well.Working at the bank has alsogiven Marlene the opportunity tospend her weekends and eveningswith her family and continue totake pleasure in her love of theranch.Here is hoping Marlene’s next 40years are as great as her last 40.
 --by Rhonda Antonsen
For the past 40 years MarlenePerault’s smiling face has greetedcountless customers who havewalked through the doors of BankWest. Throughout those 40 yearsthere have been many changes tothe bank and banking industry.The one thing that has not changedover those years is Marlene’s com-mitment to her career at the bank.Before beginning at the bank,Marlene was working at theKadoka Nursing Home. NonaPrang approached her and askedher if she would be interested in a job at the bank. Keith Prang,Nona’s husband, worked at thebank and felt Marlene would be anasset to the bank.Marlene Perault began workingas a teller for the bank in February1973. At that time, the bank wasstill the Kadoka branch of theBelvidere State Bank. In 1978, theBelvidere State Bank was pur-chased by a Pierre banker, and thebank’s name was changed to Bad-lands State Bank. In 1980, as Mar-lene continued her work at thebank, changes continued to takeplace. The Pierre National Bankaquired the Badlands State Bankof Kadoka and Belvidere asbranches and changed the name,thus becoming BankWest, N.A.Marlene not only experiencedchanges in name, but also changesin how the bank was operated overthe years. Before all the technologyof today’s banks, checks and cashwere the the main source of pay-ment for everything. Checks weresorted and alphabetized by handeveryday, and that information wasposted in a ledger by the teller.She remembers when everybusiness had a set of counterchecks available. Customers couldwrite a counter check to the busi-ness and tell the business whatbank to draw the check off of.There were not any account num-bers used just the word of the cus-tomer. Today, debit cards arepredominantly used by everyonewhich has eliminated much of thetime and paperwork for the bankemployees.
A dedicated BankWest employee...40 years and counting
The Interior Volunteer Fire De-partment will host a grand openingof their new fire hall, Saturday, April 13, starting at 6:00 p.m.Firemen and other volunteerswill be serving burgers and brats,beans, salads and chips. Guestscan dance to Phatt Daddy, a coun-try western/rock band.For the past ten years, membersof the IVFD have been planning anew fire hall. In October, 2012,they broke ground on a 60’x100’building, with six 12’x12’ doors, ameeting room, a kitchen and twobathrooms.The building was built by theIVFD members and area residents.No grants or loans were taken outon the building and the entire proj-ect was paid for by contracting firetrucks and personnel to help fightfires in South Dakota, and throughcommunity donations. The old firehall was 30’x30’ with one overheaddoor. It contained five of the trucks.The new fire hall is complete,and equipment is moved in. Arearesidents are being asked to pleasecome and enjoy a great evening of food, music and beverage to helpcelebrate a great accomplishmentby some highly dedicated volun-teers.
Interior Fire Hall to hold open house on April 13
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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
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.
(6 mi. north and 3 mi. east of 1880 Town)
Rev. Glenn Denke, pastor 605-462-6169
Sunday Worship--10:00MT/11:00CT
WIC, FoodStamps & EBTPhone: 837-2232
Monday thru Saturday8 AM - 6 PM
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN • Kadoka • 837-2390
Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m.
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
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Church Calendar 
Read 1 Peter 5:5-7Jesus’ life exemplified humility. He did not assertHis divine rights while on earth but instead left behindthe glory and authority to which He was entitled.Cloaking himself with humanness, Jesus chose to be anobedient servant of His Father (Phil. 2:5-8).Our Savior’s example was and still is countercultural. This world does not value an attitude or lifestyleof humility; rather, it applauds high achievement, outward beauty, elevated positions, or exceptionalskills. But God assures us that if we choose meekness—living in submission to Jesus as Master of ourlives—He will reward us in both this life and the life to come. (Matt. 5:5 niv).In today’s verses, Peter outlines our options. Spiritual blessings are promised if we choose God’s wayof humility. But if we pridefully forsake His path, the Lord will oppose us because we are essentiallyworking against Him in arrogant self-sufficiency. However, when we humble ourselves by yielding to Hisauthority and desiring to obey Him, He will be our source of strength and confidence.There’s something else to consider: Since we sometimes buy into the significance society places on in-stant gratification, we tend to want recognition now. But God honors us according to His perfect way andtiming.The decision is yours to make: Will you humble yourself and live for God’s glory rather than yours? Orwill you plot your own course and invite His opposition? If you’re wise, it’s not really much of a decisionafter all. So take a look at your priorities and ask God to reveal any areas driven by pride.
The Promise of Humility
Inspiration Point
Monday, April 8
Scalloped potatoes w/ham cubes,cooked cabbage, corn Bread andmandarin oranges
Tuesday, April 9
Barbecue chicken, mashed po-tato casserole, corn o’ brien, dinnerroll and peaches
 Wednesday, April 10
Meatballs in gravy, noodles,green beans, applesauce, breadand tropical fruit
Thursday, April 11
Roast beef philly sandwich, po-tato salad, glazed carrots andberry fruit salad
Friday, April 12
Potato soup, pacific lime gelatinsalad, deviled eggs, bread, apricotsand cookie
Meals forthe Elderly
Miriam Caroline (Hood) Rein-hold went to be with the Lord onSunday morning, January 6, 2013,in her home following an extendedillness. She was born August 13,1925 to parents Carl and Pearl(Norman) Hood in Pierre, SouthDakota. They later moved toKadoka, South Dakota where herfather became a rancher and hermother a teacher.Miriam married Earl Reinholdon October 18, 1941 in Sundance,Wyoming. From that union, threedaughters were born. While raisinga family, she continued her educa-tion, earning a B.S. and a M.S.from Phillips University in Enid,Oklahoma. After three years of teachinghigh school English, speech anddrama, she accepted a position inWaxahachie, teaching the samecourses at the college level at herbeloved SAGC, now Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Dur-ing this tenure, she took post grad-uate studies at Baylor University.She often reflected on how difficultEnglish had been for her and waspassionate about making it easy forher students. This was typical of her determination and compassionfor others.Organizations which Miriamgreatly enjoyed were: DAR (40 yearmembership), Delta KappaGamma, AAUW, Texas Junior Col-lege Speech and Theatre Associa-tion and Roger Williams Family Association (She was a proud de-scendent of Roger Williams.)She was a loving wife, mother,grandma, aunt, cousin and friend.She had a great sense of humorand an incredible ability to see thebest in all people and circum-stances. She was a faithful memberof University Church for 52 years.Her church family was a very im-portant part of her life. She was amember of the Adult SundaySchool Class and greatly enjoyedassisting with church banquetsand travelling with her husband onDaystar tours. She was a mightyprayer warrior who interceded onbehalf of her family through life’schallenges. She will be greatlymissed by all who knew her.Miriam is survived by daugh-ters, Marilyn Thompson, andLinda Edwards, and her husband,Dean; son-in-law, Larry Wallace,and wife, Michele, all of Waxa-hachie; grandchildren, Cami Doddsand husband, Bill, of Mansfield,Texas, Chad and Sarah Wallace of Rockett, Texas, Brandon Clementof Waxahachie, and BrittanieThompson of Nashville, TN; greatgrandchildren, Tristen and LandonDodds, Emma Grace Clement, Eliz-abeth, Hadassah, and Eve Wallace.She was preceded in death byher husband of 61 years, Earl Rein-hold, her daughter, Jeanette Wal-lace, and son-in-law, WoodyThompson. Visitation was held Thursday,Jan. 10 evening from 6-8 p.m. atWaxahachie Funeral Home. Cele-bration of Life was Friday, Jan. 11,2013 at 2 p.m. at University As-sembly of God Church in Waxa-hachie. Rev. Earl Teeter and Rev.Mike Eddy will officiate. Intermentfollowed in Waxahachie City Ceme-tery. Arrangements were under thedirection of Waxahachie FuneralHome. Please sign online guest-book at www.waxahachiefuneral-home.com.
 Miriam Reinhold ________________ 
 Anthony “Tony” Olic, 80, died Sat-urday, March 30, 2013 at the GoodSamaritan Nursing Home in NewUnderwood. Anthony Olic was born April 1,1932 at Jenec, Czechoslovakia toFrank and Bessie Olic. His dad,Frank had passed away 8 monthsprior to Anthony’s birth. Tony grewup in Imlay, S.D. among his broth-ers and sisters. He went to gradeschool at Imlay and to various highschools, graduating from BelvidereHigh School in 1950. After gradua-tion, Tony moved around a lot as asurveyor working on missile sites,with his first job taking him tomany states and in between moveshe made his home with his sister,Helen and Leroy Miller. After retir-ing Tony settled in New Under-wood, S.D.Survivors include three sisters:Marie Tedrow of Murdo, S.D.,Helen R. Miller of Rapid City, andBessie Konvalinka of Czech Repub-lic.He was preceded in death by hisparents, brother: Frank, sister: Pa-tricia, brother-in-laws: Russell andLeroy; and nephew: Mike.Memorial services were heldWednesday, April 3, 2013 at Os-heim & Schmidt Funeral Home,Rapid City, with Rev. William Zan-dri officiating.Inurnment followed at Mt. Cal-vary Cemetery, Rapid City.In lieu of flowers, memorialsmay be made to the Good Samari-tan Center at New Underwood.
 Anthony “Tony” Olic______________ 
Edna Joy, age 94, of Midland,S.D., died Friday, March 29, 2013,at the Philip Nursing Home.Edna M. Eckert was born onJuly 10, 1918, to John and Marie(Koerner) Eckert. She was raisedat the family farm nine miles southof Midland. Edna was baptized andconfirmed at St. Peter’s LutheranChurch. There were eight childrenin the family, Edna being the oldestgirl was responsible for helping hermother with the chores andyounger brothers and sisters. As ayoung girl, she was not too excitedabout playing with her doll as shehad real babies to tend to. Shewalked or rode a horse to the coun-try school two miles from her homewhich she attended through theeighth grade. After the eighth grade, sheworked for other families babysit-ting and other odd jobs. Edna wentto work for Fern and Archie Joy,taking care of their children. Thereshe met her future husband,Harold “Stub” Joy. They were mar-ried about a year later. They hon-eymooned in the Black Hills with anew car Stub purchased for $600.Together they worked long hours attheir service station and lived in anapartment at the back of thegarage.Their first child, Sharon Kay,was born in 1944. When Sharonwas 18 months old, they movedinto the house where Edna wouldlive for the next 63 years. In 1948,a son, Larry Dale, joined the fam-ily. As a family, they enjoyed vaca-tioning in the Black Hills, fishingand checking cows together. Theirhome was a second home to many.Edna moved to the Silverleaf As-sisted Living in Philip in 2009. In2012, she moved to the nursinghome in Philip. In both places shewas lovingly cared for by their out-standing staff.Edna was always very active inher community. She was in severalclubs and a member of the TrinityLutheran Church, where she was aSunday school teacher, MissionBand leader and a member of RuthCircle. She enjoyed walking,sewing and had made many quiltsfor her family, and baking rolls andcookies which she shared withmany friends and family over theyears. Most of all she enjoyedspending time with family.Grateful for having shared herlife include her daughter, SharonHemmingson and her husband,Dave, of Philip; her son, Larry Joyand his wife, Barb, of Pierre; fivegrandchildren, Tammie (Marty)Quinn, Todd (Sharon) Hemming-son, Tonya (John) Kramer, Jaremy(April) Joy, and Josh (Amy) Joy;eight great-grandchildren, Tylerand Kaitlyn Hemmingson, Tannerand Brianna Quinn, Coy, Corbinand Colden Kramer and Owen Joy;three sisters, Vera Portanova andher husband, “Port,” of Camarillo,Calif., Esther Downen and her hus-band, Maynard, of Fairburn, andIrene Willoughby and her husband,“Red,” of Midland; a brother,Melvin Eckert and his wife, Gail, of Rapid City; and a host of other rel-atives and friends.In addition to her husband,Stub, in 1969, she is preceded indeath by her parents and threebrothers, Harold, John and MiloEckert.Services were held Tuesday, April 2, at the Trinity LutheranChurch in Midland, with PastorFrezil Westerlund officiating.Music was provided by ScottiBlock, pianist, and Elvera Moos,vocalist. Reader was Jessica Root.Ushers were Gary Phillips andKeith Harry.Pallbearers were Tammie andMarty Quinn, Todd and SharonHemmingson, Tonya and JohnKramer, Jaremy, Joshua and AmyJoy, and April Seifert. Honorarypallbearers were Edna’s nieces,nephews and great-grandchildren.Interment was at the MidlandCemetery. A memorial has been estab-lished. Arrangements were with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Edna Joy______________________ 
 Suduko Answers 
A fresh coat of paint
Jackson County Library was on the receiving end for somerepairs and a fresh coat of paint on the awning. ShannanFleck (pictured) did the paint-ing with the assistance of stilts. Doing the other repairswas Joe Handrahan.
--photo by Rhonda Antonsen
Area Upcoming Events
Kadoka Community Betterment Assoc.
will be holding theirmonthly meeting on Thursday, April 4 at 12 noon at Jigger’s. All arewelcome to attend.
will be on Saturday, April 6 at the city auditorium. TheGrand March will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Jackson County Commissioners
will met on Monday, April 8 at 9a.m. at the courthouse.
Kadoka City Council
will met Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the CityFinance Office.
Harry Weller Invitational trackmeet
will be held on Tuesday, April 9. Field events start at noon and running events start at 2 p.m.
Kadoka Area School Board
will met on Wednesday, April 10 at 7p.m.
Midland Educational Night
will be held on Thursday, April 11from 5-7 p.m. at the Midland School.
 Wizard of Oz
community play will be performed on April 11 and 12at 7 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m. at the Kadoka City Auditorium.
Jackson County Library Reading Group
will met on Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m.
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I killed three birds with onestone, so to speak, on Friday. Wehad Good Friday services sched-uled at the church so I calledaround and set it up to have atownship meeting at the churchhall before services and a churchboard meeting there afterwards. Itworked a treat. We were able to getall three get-togethers done in onetrip.This sort of thing doesn’t hap-pen very often it seems. Lives tendto be busy, and getting five or sixpeople to agree on a time and placefor a meeting may take awhile. Asa result, it’s a nice surprise wheneveryone can come at the sametime. It just happened to work outon Friday because those needed forthe meetings were coming to Good-Friday services anyway. Coming alittle earlier or leaving a little laterdidn’t make much difference.When mileage and time are aconcern in this far-flung areawhere going to town involves atleast a half hour both going andcoming, combining tasks justseems a sensible idea. In otherwords, I saved two hours of travel-ing time alone on Friday by sched-uling three meetings on the sameday. Then too, besides the expendi-tures of travel time and gas money,it interrupts a day to put downyour tools and run off to town.Sometimes it’s hard to get muchelse done on those days.Similar organizational high jinks have been going on all mylife, it seems, just because we liveso far out in the sticks. If you’regoing to go to town, you might aswell do a bunch of stuff so youdon’t have to return right away.Wife Corinne learned early on inour marriage that my trips to townwere apt to involve a whole lot of stops. I might visit the post office,bank, hardware store, grocery,court house, gas station and sev-eral other places. I might evendrop off eggs here and there. Tento fifteen stops were not uncom-mon. After awhile, Corinne wouldinquire where all I was planning togo before agreeing to ride along. If the number of stops seemed exces-sive in her view, she might decideshe had too much work to do athome and couldn’t go along thatday. If she had someone she couldvisit in town while I dashed hereand there, that was okay. Other-wise, forget it.By the way, doing one job rightafter another is just fine with usfellows. What we aren’t too good atis multitasking. Gals have theedge on us there. They seem ableto keep several plates spinning onsticks at the same time whereaswe guys prefer one at a time. Ieven get a little frustrated when Iprepare some meals. I find it diffi-cult to get the meat, potatoes, veg-etable, salad and gravy all readyat the same time. Far easier areone-pot meals such as when youthrow a roast in the oven and lateradd potatoes and carrots to thesame pan. Even simpler is un-wrapping a frozen pizza and stick-ing it in the oven for a while orheating a can of soup. Simplicityoften wins the day.This week, though, was a tri-umph of scheduling. On Thursday,we had to visit the clinic since sonChance had a sore on his lip thatneeded attention. After that, I sug-gested we stop by the hairdresserto see if we could all get haircutssince Chance and I were gettingpretty shaggy. To my great sur-prise, both gals happened to haveopenings just then so Chance andCorinne could get their hairclipped at the same time withmine being done just after. If we’dcome a little earlier or a little later,it wouldn’t have worked out. Wehappened to time it just right,though, so it did. I was pleased. As you might imagine, I’veabout run my course on combiningevents. Luckily, there is nothingmuch on the schedule that wouldrequire it. In other words, I haveno plans to kill any birds with anystones. As far as I know, there isactually nothing specific scheduledfor the rest of the year althoughsomething will no doubt come up.I can happily plod from bill payingto accounting to cooking to going tochurch. None of this multiple-meeting business or multitasking.That’s fine with me. That’s actu-ally the way I prefer it. Theremight even be enough time to siton the deck occasionally and listento the meadowlarks sing. Theyhave recently returned so the timeto enjoy them has, of necessity,been added to my “busy” schedule.Now might be a good time to go dothat. Catch you later.
Two Birds and a Stone
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
“No Winter lasts forever, no Spring skips its turn. April is a promisethat May is bound to keep.” Hal Borland
Stan, Ivy and Patrick Allard ar-rived from Rapid City on Friday tovisit Maxine Allard and broughtEaster dinner with them. They alsodid a lot of chores around the placefor Maxine and returned to RapidCity later that day. With thewarmer weather Maxine has beenbusy spading up her garden forseveral days and on Good Fridayplanted some potatoes. SaturdayJune Ring came over to dye someEaster eggs with Maxine and thenMaxine made some potato andonion soup for their meal together.Alberta, Cliff and Pam Allardcontinue to be busy with calvingand are about half way through.Thursday Pastor Denke went toPhilip to visit Bill and MarjorieLetellier and others, and then con-tinued on to St. Peter Church tohold Maundy Thursday servicethere that evening. Good Fridayservice was held at St. John at 7:00p.m. Friday. Saturday’s balmyweather found him working out-side part of the day, as well aspreparing for sunrise service at St.Peter early Sunday morning andthen coming back for 10:00 a.m.service at St. John Easter Sunday.Evan and Dorothy Bligh were inRapid City last Tuesday for an eyeappointment for Evan. They alsohad dinner with Keith Lockhartwhile there. Wednesday they werein Valentine and Martin keepingappointments. Thursday eveningthey were in Norris to listen to aconcert presented by students fromthe Northwest Indian Bible Schoolof Montana. Their great-niece,Laura Patton, is a member of thechoir. There was supper at the Nor-ris Hall afterward. Jim, Marjorieand Julie Letellier were alsoamong those from Norris attendingthe concert.Sunday they attended Easterservice at the Norris Bible Church. After church they headed for Wess-ington Springs to visit MarjorieBligh and attended the servicethere with her in the afternoon.Kenda Huber dyed Easter eggsSaturday with help from some of her grandsons. She also preparedfood for the Easter potluck at St.John on Sunday morning.Marilyn Heinert was experienc-ing some dizzy spells and her son,Stanley, took her to the hospital inRosebud Wednesday night. Aftersome tests, they sent her on toRapid City on Thursday wheremore tests were done in the nextthree days. Stanley brought herhome Saturday evening.Alex and Erin Heinert of SiouxFalls spent the Easter break withtheir parents, Gary and AnneHeinert.Toby Heinert of Valentine camehome to spend Easter with his par-ents, Howard and Nette, andbrothers, Chris and Beau.Patrick Lehman was home fromcollege in Chadron to spend Easterbreak with his family. Blake, Amyand Patrick were Easter dinnerguests at the home of Dan andDawn Rasmussen. Other guestswere Jan, Laura and Kate Ras-mussen, as well as Briana and herhusband, Steve.David, Coleen, Anna, Cooper,Hailey, Jhett and Ducan Letellierspent Easter break with the GaleLetellier family.Jason, JaLynn, Jace, Jade,Jakki and Jimmy Burma and SooJae Lee of Seoul, Korea, came fromSunshine Thursday evening to visitJames and Marjorie Letellier. JulieLetellier of Kilgore, NE, also ar-rived Thursday evening. AndreaBeckwith spent Friday and Satur-day with her family in Pierre andthen came down with the PaulBeckwith family of Pierre Saturdayafternoon, along with their house-guests, Justin Ryu, South Korea,and Chibueze Egerouh from New York. Marty and Sue Larson of Rapid City also arrived and Satur-day evening they all gathered at Andrea’s home in Norris and had abelated birthday party for Mar- jorie. Sunday they all attendedEaster service at Norris BibleChurch. That afternoon ten of thebunch hiked the creek all the wayout to Maxine Allard’s home andvisited her for a bit, and then hikedon back to Norris.Rueben and Jan Ring were inHay Springs Friday for the Pieperbull sale. Sunday, DJ, Sonya, Jake,Mikayla and Seth Addison andTasha Peters and her children,Shane, Steven and Kirsten, arrivedat the Rueben Ring home forEaster dinner and other activities.Linda Blom was a dinner guestof Robert and Sharon Ring onWednesday. Debbie Ring of Spearfish was home for the Easterbreak. Other Sunday dinner guestswere Torey, Linda, Jeremy andTyler Ring and Rev. Glenn Denke.Linda Ring headed for MartinTuesday after work, ran her er-rands there, and then picked upthe boys from school in Long Valleyon her way home. Thursday shewas back at the school in Long Val-ley as one of the hosts for theEaster party.The Cheyenne Schmidt familyhad Easter dinner at the home of Dan and Lori Schmidt.Samantha Taft arrived Wednes-day night at the Dan Taft home forthe Easter break. Other Sundaydinner guests were Susan’s par-ents, Alvin and Judie Simmons, of Martin. Dan and Susan had beenin Martin a couple afternoons ear-lier in the week for physical ther-apy sessions for Dan.Clarence Krogman celebratedhis 103rd birthday March 31, 2013.Guests from out of town began ar-riving Thursday evening, whenMike and Kay and twins arrivedfrom Nebraska. Friday afternoonDoug and Naomi Krogman camefrom Wyoming, and ‘Sis’ McKeecame from Rapid City. Thatevening Glenn Krogman arrivedfrom Fargo. Richard and Noreenhad gone into White River for HolyThursday and on Friday Noreenand Glen went in for Good Fridayservice. Saturday the whole crew,including the locals, gathered atClarence’s to celebrate his birthday.Sunday the clan gathered at theCliff and Elaine Krogman home tocelebrate Easter and have dinner.Father Witt came to visit Clarence,and then joined the gathering atCliff’s. Adam and Greg and fami-lies were there from Rapid City.With their three young ones joiningDarren and Amber’s two and Mikeand Kay’s twins, that made sevenchildren going from 5 years to 5months keeping everyone busy!Rose West and Jeannine wereamong those attending the RC&Dmeeting in Mission on Thursday atthe Cherry Todd building.Rose West told of the Grand-stand rummage sale at the LegionHall on Tuesday, April 2, and theWednesday bake sale at the Mu-seum on Wednesday, April 3. Com-ing up Monday, April 8 is the finalWomen’s Club meeting before thesummer break.Carol Ferguson was in WhiteRiver on business Monday morningthen on to Margie Popkes’ home toattend a postponed St Patrick'sDay gathering. Several ladies fromthe Mission, White River and Nor-ris area enjoyed good conversation,along with Irish music, decorationsand food. On Wednesday, Carolworked at the Wanblee Post Office.Ed and Carol took a load of cullcows to Ft. Pierre then returned toKadoka where they met theirdaughter, Cora Brickman, who hadbrought granddaughter, Moya, tostay for the long Easter weekend.Easter dinner guests at the Edand Carol Ferguson home wereJesse Ferguson, Pete and MarlaFerguson, Cole Iyotte, Olivia Wood-enKnife and Moya Brickman of Rapid City, and Kaleigh Wood-enKnife of Okreek.Bruce Ring was among thosehelping work cattle at RuebenRing’s last week. WednesdayBradley Huber spent the morningat Bruce and Jessie’s; Nicole cameto pick him up after work and Risawent along with them to spend theafternoon. Bruce, Jessie and Junewent in to Norris for the HeadStart Easter party. Wednesday wasRiley’s 5th birthday and he wasserenaded at the party. Thatevening his birthday was cele-brated again with supper at Bruceand Jessie’s. Other guests attend-ing were his parents, Reno andLisa, and June Ring.Thursday was the Easter partyat the Long Valley School in the af-ternoon. Ryan stayed overnightafter the party at his friend Daw-son’s home. Friday Jessie tookReno, Riley and Risa to Rosebudfor appointments, headed to Mar-tin to run some errands there. Theythen went on to pick up Ryan, havelunch with the Rock’s, and thencome on home. Meanwhile Bruceand Robert Ring went to Gordon,NE, and traded combines. It tooklonger than Bruce thought, plusthe fact that he was thinking thatGood Friday service didn’t startuntil 8:00 p.m., and they barelymade it back in time for him to getin on almost the tail end of theservice. They made it to church inplenty of time on Sunday, as theyparticipated in the Easter potluckbreakfast before church. June Ringwas an Easter dinner guest after-ward at their home. After a breakto let the bounteous meal settle,egg hiding and hunting began. Hid-ing over six dozen eggs took awhile, so it was done in teams of two. Three rounds of that in therapidly chilling and windy weatherhad everyone ready for a break andsnacks by 5 o’clock.June went home and made somemore calls for news until time to goto church in Parmelee, only to dis-cover a sign on the door that it hadbeen held at noon that day! Itturned out okay, though, as thatway she was home when the“Happy Easter” calls came fromDaniel and family in Washingtonand Marcus and family inLouisiana.May the joy and hope of Eastercontinue in all your lives. He isRisen! He is Risen Indeed!Easter service was held at 7:30a.m. on Sunday at the BelvidereChurch. Despite the early hour,about 65 people came for services,and many stayed for breakfast andvisiting at the church hall after-wards. It was a pleasant day de-spite the forecast. Good Fridayservice with communion was heldon Friday evening. At the Fridayservice, Bonnie Shoemaker of Kadoka sang a song she had writ-ten that was nicely done and ac-companied by Ruth McCubbin.Bonenbergers held their brand-ing on Saturday with some 35 to 40people showing up to help. Theycalve earlier than many so theirbranding is often the first of theseason. It was a good day for it, andthings went well. Keith and Pam’sdaughter, Alisha Summerville, of Mitchell was here for the weekendand could help some. Alisha lives inMitchell, and, although she isn’t asinvolved with gymnastics now asshe was in high school, she stillhelps direct cheerleading and in-corporates some gymnastics intothat. Her daughter, Joslin, has alsobeen known to carry on the tradi-tion with summersaults and othermoves being occasionally displayedin the living room.Kenny, Roxie and Wade Fox soldsome calves at Ft. Pierre on Friday.These were some smaller ones thathad been kept back last fall. SonsJesse and Shawn often come tohelp with cattle events, but theycouldn’t this time. Jesse had thingsat work that kept him too busy. Ac-cording to Roxie, Shawn was prob-ably too busy playing with his newbaby. That evening, Kenny at-tended church in Belvidere andstayed for a board meeting after-wards.Mary Johnston attended Easterservice in Belvidere on Sunday.Then she joined Larry, Jo, andJenny Johnston for a trip to Martinwhere they had dinner with Mary’sgranddaughter, Linay Baker, andfamily. Linay has three children.The oldest is Alex, and the three-year-old twins are Hallie and Hay-den. Mary said she enjoys beingaround her great grandchildren of which there are now several andwith another on the way.Michelle and Tyrel Mansfieldwere in Rapid City from Thursdayand until Saturday, visitingMichelle’s folks. Back at home, Al-lison Davis came from Osage, WY,to help out some since Aaron hadn’tbeen feeling very well, and Jim hadbeen clipped in the head by someequipment and wasn’t moving asfast as usual. Everyone felt goodenough on Sunday, however, to at-tend church services in Belvidere.Betty Kusick visited DoloresObr on Monday. On Tuesday, oneside of her face started to hurt soshe consulted Dr. Webb in Kadokawho diagnosed a case of shingles. As a result, Betty said she has beenfull of pills all week since sheneeded to take five prednisone pillsthe first day and decrease thatnumber during the rest of theweek. She went back to the clinicon Friday where Dr. Klopper saidthe pills were working and to keeptaking them. Betty’s kids, Kenny,Kathy, and Loretta, were all con-cerned enough that they showed upat the clinic on Tuesday whenBetty was there. They have beenkeeping in touch ever since. Bettyfelt good enough on Friday to go tochurch that evening. On Saturday,she went to Kadoka for a birthdayparty that Kenny and Chris put onfor Chris’ dad, Art Mednansky.Betty also visited Bunny Green onFriday at the nursing home inKadoka. Bunny is still very happywith being at the nursing home,but Ruby Sanftner said the homewas full at the moment andcouldn’t take any more residents.Betty said that was okay since shewasn’t quite ready to move in any-way.Scot and Jodie O’Bryan hadtheir daughter, Faye, and her threechildren home for the Easter week-end. They came on Friday andstayed until Monday. Jodie and thekids were able to get in all the nor-mal Easter stuff concerning color-ing, hiding and finding eggs etc. Allthe sons, though, instead of cominghere, gathered in Ft. Worth, Texas,at Scotty’s. That included Taylor,Wacey and Grady. All the boys cur-rently live in Texas except Taylorwho drove there with his wife andtwo kids. Scot said they are stillinto calving at their place and areeven getting a few new colts. Alexand Amy Smiley have been atO’Bryans most days last week so Alex could do some riding withJodie. She goes to college in Brook-ings. Amy is still recovering froman accident that gives her doublevision on one side so she was con-tent to mostly sit, watch and enjoythe fresh air. Jodie also said thatFaye’s baby girl wasn’t too sureabout horseback riding the firstday she was given a ride, but, intrue O’Bryan fashion, she took to iton the second day. On Monday,more riding was being consideredand maybe another go-round of Easter egg hunting. Jodie wasn’tsure how many times eggs could behidden and found, but obviouslyseveral times or until the dog startsfinding them first.Nancy Schofield went to Mid-land on Sunday morning for serv-ices at the Lutheran Church. Afterwards, there was a Fosheimfamily gathering and meal to at-tend where Nancy got to visit witha lot of relatives she doesn’t get tosee very often except perhaps at fu-nerals. It was good to see everyone.Meanwhile, Kirby Schofield stayedhome and helped John Dolezalwith chores. Jamie Dolezal tookher son, Travis, to Midland for anEaster egg hunt on Sunday andthen had dinner with Betty Sinkey.Kirby has recently completed acourse of cancer treatments and is just now waiting and hoping theydid the job. A doctor appointment iscoming up soon to check on that.Nancy said they had to go to RapidCity so many times for treatmentsthat they decided to vary the rou-tine by taking a different exit intotown every time just to see if theycould still get to the right place andget a different view on the way. Shesaid that’s about as wild and crazyas they get, but it was an interest-ing diversion.The fire season started a littletoo early this year according toMike Perault. The top power linedown in their breaks broke looseand sparked with the lower one tostart a fire. Mike said it burnedsome of their ground and some of Lyle O’Bryan’s. He estimated fortyacres burned altogether. On Easter,Marlene and Bert Perault went toLong Valley to have dinner withtheir daughter/sister, Melissa Van-derMay, and family. Bud and Va-lene Perault went along. They alsostopped in Kadoka and picked upLillian Carlson and James Carl-son’s daughter, Jaelyn. Laney Walnand her family were there fromMartin as well. Since Laney hasfour kids and Melissa has two,there was plenty of activity and thehouse was fairly full. Marlene saidthey all had a good time.
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The White River varsity boys’ basketball team, cheerleaders and coachtraveled to the Norris School on Wednesday, March 27.The team brought the trophy they were awarded as the 2013 SouthDakota State “B” Basketball Champions and visited with the students.Together, the students at the Norris School and team members, madeEaster candy houses. The day was full of fun and enjoyed by all.Many of the team members attended lower grades at Prairie View orNorris Schools.Team members included: Nic Waln, Wyatt Krogman, Vinny ChargingHawk, Matt Gillen, Tre Iyotte, Tavis Burbank, Gilbert Morrison, Geor-gianne Larvie, Raven Whiting, Dusti Good Shield; and Coach Eldon Mar-shall.
Gilbert Morrison helps Quanah Richards, who is in kindergarten, with the building of his Easter house.
-- photos by Marjorie Anne Letellier 
Tavis Burbank helps his little brother, Hunter, make an Easter candy house onWednesday afternoon at Norris.
White River basketball team spends the day with Norris School students

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