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K
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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
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Volume 106Number 39April 11, 2013
2013 KAHS Prom Royalty
Hogen’s Hardware celebrating 67 years
Following the grand march at the 2013 prom on Saturday, April 6 the royalty was announced. Back row (L-R) King Ty Merchen,Queen Shaley Herber, Princess Taylor Merchen, Prince Chandlier Sudbeck. Crown bearers Garrett Hermann, Ashlynn Carlson,Jryzee Coller and Karson Eisenbraun.
--photo by Robyn Jones
The name was changed to Hogen’sHardware on January 28, 1959 andbecame affiliated with UnitedHardware (Hardware Hank) of Minneapolis.Hogen said, “when the storeopened we had a supply of goodsthat was in short supply fromWorld War II days, such as cartires, bicycles, wash tubs, jackknives, alarm clocks, milk pails,etc. People waited in line for thestore to open the first day to buythese scarce items. Two that i re-member that were nearly first inline were Frank Bauman andMaude Martin. They both wantedtires. We took in $1400.00 that firstday, which was a princely amountfor those days. We soon found thatwas only because of the supply of those items being so scarce becauseour average sales in the days to fol-low was about $75.00.”The store started out originallyas strictly a shelf hardware store,but as time went on, it expanded tomajor appliances and eventuallyhogen went into the plumbing,heating and electrical contractingbusiness.In 1952-53 Hogens tore downthe small building south of the manstructure and built a new metalquonset building. Keith Brakke didthe cement work, Hogen recalls. afirm from Rapid City put up theshell and Lowell Swisher, SamHogen and Billy Renning finishedthe building.In the summer of 1963 Hogen’sbought the building they now oc-cupy from Bird Patterson andmoved the hardware store into it.It was Bill Goins, Hogen recalls,who gave him the idea of starting aMarshall-Wells Store here. PaulOsburn had one in Philip and Billkept telling Hogen what a goodstore I was and urged him to startone in Kadoka. Marvis said that Allen Berry and himself went deerhunting in the Black Hills and bychance they happened to walk bythe Marshall-Wells Store there.They went in and a salesman fromthe Marshall-Wells Company wasthere so Hogen and the salesmanfrom the Marshall-Wells Companywas there so Hogen and the sales-man started negotiations on open-ing a store here. The store openedin April, 1946 and Hogen recalledthat all four of the Hogen childrenPhil, Randi, Baxter, and Cash allworked in the store during theirgrade, high school and college days.When the original store wasopened in 1946, Hogen said lumberfor fixtures was almost impossibleto come by. They searched all overthe country and ended up having toas far as Nebraska to get theproper lumber for the fixtures.Orrin Olson built them andClarence Brugman painted them.Hogen recalls that one of thebest selling periods in their 35-yearbusiness history was the earlytimes when they replaced coalburning stoves and furnaces withoil burning units. He added that, “if someone would have told me atthat time that we’d someday be re-placing oil burning units with coalburning units, I’d never have be-lieved them, but in 1981, that’s justwhat we are doing.”“During one period we were inthe building and contracting busi-ness as a joint venture with KeithBrakke. Some of the buildings thatwe built were: the northwest wingon the Kadoka School; Cedar PassLodge’s main building, the KadokaCity Liquor Store; the Fire Halland the first addition to the Jack-son County Courthouse.”Hogen said that all of theirgoods originally came in by the Mil-waukee Railroad and said therewas overnight service fromMitchell and Rapid City and thatthere was good service from SiouxCity, Sioux Falls, Minneapolis andDuluth. The store also bought fullrailroad cars of heavy, bulky items.When the good service of the rail-road ceased, the store shipped byBuckingham and Barber Trucklines. Today the bulk of the store’sgoods comes in on a HardwareHank truck and by Barber Trans-portation. Another boom period in theHogen business came when theREA came through and the farmsof the area became electrified.Hogen’s employees were kept busywiring farmsteads and, of course,there was a good demand also fornew electrical supplies and appli-ances.Hogen’s employees were keptbusy wiring farmsteads and, of course, there was a good demandalso for new electrical supplies andappliances.Hogen stated that, “it has beena real pleasure to have been in thebusiness that helped modernize thehomes and businesses which madeliving conditions so much better.When we opened our store, therewas only one air conditioner in theTown of Kadoka. I think it would besafe to say that the homes andbusinesses without air conditioningare now in the minority.” He wenton to add, that, “when we openedour doors, only three businesses oMain Street had indoor plumbing.Now they all have it. It is hard tobelieve, but an adding machinewas considered a luxury back in1946. they were expensive andwere hard to come by. We operatedseveral years without one, doing allof our figuring by hand. Now, noteven the smallest business wouldconsider operating without a calcu-lator, but then of course, now youcan purchase a calculator for under$10.00.”He said, “it is hard to realizewhen we look at the kind of thingsthat we sell today, that some of theitems that we used to carry and sellon a regular basis were copperwash boilers, wringer washing ma-chines with gas engines, Colemangasoline lamps, nose baskets andfly nets to keep flies off horses,wooden handles for flat irons andmilk filter discs.”“Back when we were first inbusiness and there were lots of traveling salesmen calling on smalltowns, we had regular fieldmenfrom Marshall-Wells that welooked forward to seeing and learn-ing lots from their experiences andprobably being gullible listeners tosome of their tales--at any ratesome of these men and their fami-lies have come to mean a lot to usthrough the years--just last Sep-tember we visited Carl Nylund inNisswa, Minnesota and reminiscedabout the days when he called onus. Perhaps some of you will re-member Seth Marshall, who alsocalled on us. And, ne of the menstill makes calls on us sellingZenith TVs--thats Willie Steinlicht! Yes, the days of the traveling menlike that are gone!”Florence Hogen recalls that“during the early days of runningthe store all delivering of major ap-pliances was done after the regularstore hours--usually with Marvisdoing the whole job--lifting appli-ances sometimes without the use of any kind of an appliance cart--justa strong back--! There just weren’tany eight hour days then.”Florence continued, “we at-tended hardware buying shows atleast twice a year in Minneapolisand Duluth--trying to learn whatwas new to offer our customersand, of course, combine businesswith a brief bit of vacation--we’vemade good friends through theyears in the hardware field.”Mrs. Hogen also recalled that,“for quite a few years we stayedopen every Saturday night--sometimes until the movie theatreclosed! Folks would come to townand send the kids to the show and just visit around on Main Streetuntil it was time to go home. Onefamily got all the way home onSaturday night--only to discoverthey’d left one child in town. Theycalled us and we kept the boyovernight--our kids thought it was just great!Florence laughingly also re-called that, “when you run a hard-ware store, you find that nearly allof the dishes you have at home areones that have been chipped andcannot be sold!”“Hardware ladies,”she said, “belong to a group called,‘The Order of the Chipped Cup’!”Marvis continued by saying, “Invisiting with people about whichbusiness had been in operation thelongest, we came to the conclusionthat ours is the privately owned re-tail business that has been contin-uously operated the longest underthe same ownership in Kadoka.Bill Goins, Helen Collins, The Eq-uity Union Exchange, the JacksonCounty Abstract Company, theKadoka Telephone Company andThe Kadoka Press have all been inbusiness longer than we have but,‘retail, privately owned, same man-agement,’ doesn’t fit them all.”The tradition of caring and tak-ing care of the customer that Mar-vis and Florence began, stillcontinues today. Their daughter,Randi, and her husband, DonOyan, moved to Kadoka 1976 andstart working at the store. Quite afew years later they began to oper-ate the store and gradually tookownership of the business.“Many things have changed overthe years,” said Randi, “and we’vetried to adjust with the times, butthe one thing that hasn’t changedis the support we’ve received fromthe community. The communityhas helped make our businesswhat it is and it has been a verygood business.”Hogen’s Hardware will be cele-brating their 67th anniversarywith a customer appreciation dayon Saturday, April 13. Coffee andcookies will be served throughoutthe day and lunch will be providedfrom 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Taken from the
 Kadoka Press
issue April 16, 1981.Florence and Marvis Hogenopened their business in here on April 13, 1946 and have continu-ously served the Kadoka trade ter-ritory with a first-class hardwarestore since that time. The store isprobably one of the best, if not thebest, hardware stores in this partof the state.The Hogens opened their storein 1946 in the old bakery buildingthat was only 15-feet wide. Thetwo-building store was used bothas a store and a dwelling place,Hogen recalls. It was purchasedfrom the Bertha Martinsky estatefor $1,050.00. It was paid for witha $300.00 down payment andmonthly payments of $25.00.Hogen said that their first deliv-ery vehicle was a 1929 Chevrolet.This unit was purchased new fromthe Jack Thomas Auto Company byIvan Colburn. Colburn had sold thevehicle to Rudy Peterson andHogen bought it from Peterson. Itwas a coupe and Hogen built a boxin the back of it to haul items.The store originally opened as aMarshall-Wells Store, being fran-chised from the Marshall-WellsCompany of Duluth, Minnesota.
The original Hogen’s Hardware on the left with the new addition of the quonsetaddition on the right that was built in 1953.Opening day in the new quonset building.Marvis Hogen standing by a new washing machine that was available for purchasein 1952.Florence Hogen in a giant Cosco high chair.
 
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Church Page …
April 11, 2013 • Kadoka Press •
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HOGEN’SHARDWARE
837-2274
or shop by phone toll-freeat 1-888-411-1657
Serving the community  for more than 65 years.
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
(6 mi. north and 3 mi. east of 1880 Town)
Rev. Glenn Denke, pastor 605-462-6169
Sunday Worship--10:00MT/11:00CT
PEOPLE’SMARKET
WIC, FoodStamps & EBTPhone: 837-2232
Monday thru Saturday8 AM - 6 PM
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN • Kadoka • 837-2390
Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m.
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
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHInterior • 859-2310
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Church Calendar 
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The advertisingsigns for Main Streetare providedby KCBA.
Please,remember toremove themfrom the streetand take the postersoff the boardsafter use.
Area Upcoming Events
Kadoka Area School Board
will met on Wednesday, April 10 at 7p.m. at the Kadoka School.
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.
Junior High track meet
will be held on Friday, April 12 at 1 p.m.
Track meet
will be held in Belle Fourche on Saturday, April 13.
Kadoka City Council and Kadoka Area School election
will beheld on Tuesday, April 16.
Kadoka Community track meet
will be held on Tuesday, April 16.
Choir and band concert
for grades 6-8 will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Kadoka City Auditorium.
People’s Market and Discount Fuel track meet
will be held onFriday, April 19 in Kadoka.
“Sweet Jesus, Please Save Me -Before I Go Broke”
II Corinthians 4:7 But we have thistreasure in earthen vessels, that theexcellency of the power may be of God and not us.
ChorusWe’re in - one boat And; we all sink or float.Will some of our leadersRead the Words God wrote?Jesus walked on water;Please save, help us float.“Sweet Jesus, please save us -Before we go broke.”Chorus
Written byLarry R. GrimmeJan. 10, 2013
Inspiration:
Sweet Jesus, please save me. Wecan lose all our worldly riches, yetJesus ultimate saving grace willraise us from a grave. Saving usnow, Jesus will meet our needs.Saving us from a tomb, we leavean empty grave behind. Saving usfrom the power of Satan, Jesushas already had victory at HisCross:Saving us - from blindnessof this world’s bondage.Saving us - from losing it allsince we will always have Jesus.Saving us - as we leave a worldcrippled by sin.Saving us - as we walk thoseGolden streets in Heaven, forever.
I’m home - alone And I need-en’ some prayer.The shadows whisper,“Nobody cares.”My hope - remote;“Sweet Jesus, please save me -Before I go broke.”Chorus:Take me home, sweet Jesus,“Can’t afford the rent.”Take me home, sweet Jesus,“My taxes - all spent.”My country done spent it. A new baby’s due.Sweet Jesus, please save me -Now, my riches are in you.I’m there - alone At the end of my rope.The world’s - a - saying,“Spend it all and hope.”I gave all to Caesar;Pay taxes and croak.“Sweet Jesus, please save me -Before I go broke.”ChorusMaxed out - in debt;‘Bove the ceiling’s the sky.The coffer is empty;Dig deep and try.My treasure is Jesus;He pays all my notes.“Sweet Jesus, please save me -Before I go broke.
 Ad ordered and paid for by Larry Grimme, Belvidere, SD
Read Genesis 39:1-23The life of Joseph teaches important principles aboutchallenging times. Here are three of the lessons we canlearn from the adversities he faced:1. Difficulties will continue until God’s purpose is ac-complished. In Joseph’s case, God’s plan was to prepare him to rescue his family as well as the nation of Egypt from famine. In order to ready Joseph for a position of authority and responsibility, God placedhim in an important Egyptian household as a slave. There, in difficult circumstances, Joseph could learnkey lessons needed for the future. Not only did he acquire valuable skills, but his faith and relationshipwith the Lord were also strengthened. God still operates that way so we will be equipped to accomplishthe work He has planned for us (Eph. 2:10).2. We learn more in the dark than we do in the light. Besides discovering the Lord’s faithfulness, Josephlearned how to discern God’s presence, reject temptation, and handle any position, whether respected orlowly. The lessons and principles of Scripture truly become “ours” only after they have been tested andproven reliable.3. What we learn in the darkness, we are to share in the light. Joseph openly shared his faith andknowledge from God when he interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams (Gen. 41:15-16). He did not let imprisonmentstop him from helping others (40:1-23). What we learn in our trials is to be offered to those who are suf-fering.Nobody looks for adversity, but hard times seem to find us often enough. Instead of fearing hard cir-cumstances, we can trust God and embrace His plan, knowing He uses trials for His glory and our gain.
God Is with Us in Dark Times
Inspiration Point
Monday, April 15
EAT AT JIGGERS
Tuesday, April 16
EAT AT JIGGERS
 Wednesday, April 17
EAT AT JIGGERS
Thursday, April 18
EAT AT JIGGERS
Friday, April 19
EAT AT JIGGERS
Meals forthe Elderly
Keely Krolikowski, daughter of Jeff and Dondee Krolikowski, hasbeen accepted to medical school atSanford School of Medicine USD in Vermillion. She will begin her in-trance to the MD program the endof July.
College News
held if being a lit sign was impor-tant. As Lauri pointed out, in thewinter it starts to get dark by 4:00p.m. It was agreed upon to go for-ward with the recommendation of a sign in at this area.Reunion weekend, which will beJune 21, 22 and 23, activities werediscussed. The ranch rodeo is oneevent that is set for that weekend.Ryan Willert stated that last yearthe event went well and there wasabout 500 people in attendance. Healso asked if KCBA would be inter-ested in being a buckle sponsoragain this year. It was agreed thatKCBA would sponsor a buckle forthe rodeo. Another topic of discussion washeld about holding meetings in theevening and having the minutesemailed to those interested. It wasagreed that the March, June, Sep-tember and December quarterlymeetings will be held at Club 27 at6:30 p.m. Also, if anyone would liketo receive the meeting minutes byemailed, they need to email PattyUlmen at the city office. Patty willadd those names to the email listand minutes will be distributed.The 4-H horse show will be heldin June. In the past, KCBA hasprovided the lunch with Lauri Fu-gate overseeing the lunch.KCBA has about four and half cases of brochures featuringKadoka. Updates will need to bedone prior to ordering more. Thebrochures currently have a map onthe back showing where businessesare located.Membership reminders weretalked about. It was suggested thatan invitation be sent out for thenext quarterly meeting for busi-nesses that cannot be in atten-dance at the noon meetings.Belinda Mitchell will also belooking into getting Kadoka moreinternet coverage.The next meeting will be held onThursday, May 2 at Jigger’s atnoon. Everyone is invited and en-couraged to attend.
--by Rhonda Antonsen
KCBA held their meeting onThursday, April 4 at Jigger’sRestaurant. The meeting beganwith discussion of the auditoriumsound system. Bob Fugate statedthat Joe Handrahan replaced thecover on the speaker at the audito-rium, but it has already beenknocked off again. Lonny Johnstonhas ordered the equipment and in-stallation of the system is plannedprior to the school musical.Rangeland Days will be held onJune 25 and 26. Jackie Stilwell dis-cussed having businesses displaytheir flyers for Rangeland Days. Also, KCBA has sponsored a bucklefor the event. This buckle, alongwith four others, will be awarded tothe winners of Rangeland Days.These buckles will be on display atBankWest and First NationalBank.The Easter egg hunt was a suc-cess. Over seventy children were inattendance. The egg hunt was heldat the auditorium due to inclementweather.Sarah VanderMay talked aboutbusiness of the month. Everymonth a different business wouldbe highlighted in the paper. It wasalso felt that a highlight of a busi-ness would be great for those busi-nesses without a store front. Sarahpresented two different quotesfrom the
 Kadoka Press
for the busi-ness highlight ad.She also discussed the “cashmob” idea. KCBA and communitymembers would “mob” a businesson a designated day and time andmake purchases at the business.Highlighted businesses and mobbusinesses would be featured inthe ad in the
 Kadoka Press
.Lauri Fugate contacted severalsign companies and receivedquotes. Many locations were too ex-pensive. There is a location at milemarker 327 which is located on thewest side of Mitchell. Lamar signswould provide the sign, and thesign would be lit. Discussion was
KCBA agrees on sign rental,sets dates for evening meetings
Sam Pretty Bear, Herbie O’Daniel, Ashton Standing Bear, Jed Brown, Logan Ammons, Yuki Hotsumi, Emery Little ThunderZach Stone and Destiny DaleElijah Hogen and Mackenzie Word
 
Belvidere News …
April 11, 2013 • Kadoka Press •
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Norris News
Marjorie Anne Letellier - 462 6228
Belvidere News
Syd Iwan • 381-2147
BELVIDERE BAR 
344-2210ATM
Winter Hours 
Monday - Thursday10 a.m. to 11 p.m.Friday & Saturday9 a.m. to MidnightSunday1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Belvidere Store
Open Daily 
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
24/7 Credit Card Pumps
Diesel • GasFarm Fuel
Pop • Snacks • Beer 
Starting case lot specials.
344-2277
“So, now you’re not only a drugrunner but also a tax man,” shesaid. The postmaster was justcouching in accusatory andderogatory terms a fairly innocentactivity. I was, at the time, pickingup the mail for some neighbors,and it contained two packagesfrom a pharmacy that rattled andwere obviously some pills. A thirdwas from an accounting firm and,at this time of year, could be as-sumed to be a tax return thatneeded to be signed and forwardedto our dear friends at the InternalRevenue Service. “Yep,” I replied.“That’s me.” No use denying it, nomatter how bad it sounded. Whatshe’d said was true although itwasn’t anything illegal or evenreprehensible.She was, of course, just gettingback at me for a zinger I’d deliv-ered to her a few days earlier.When I got the mail that day, itcontained a notice saying I had apackage that was too big for thebox. I duly presented the notice atthe desk only to find my packagealready sitting there ready to bepicked up. Our postmaster hadseen me coming when I camethrough the door and knew I had apackage I’d want to get. She got itready before I asked for it. “I hadno idea you were that efficient,” Isaid in mock surprise. This remarkinsinuated that efficiency was notnormally obvious in that place tothe casual observer. “Hey!” she ob- jected as if I’d delivered a terribleinsult, but she knew better sinceshe was smiling at the time.Such back and forth trading of insults is quite common amongfriends. It is just an interestingsubstitute for more normal conver-sation that might otherwise begin,“And how are you today?” or “Niceday isn’t it?” Young people are par-ticularly adept at this mock-insultgive and take. On TV the otherday, I heard one teenager saying toanother, “Your village just called.They’re missing an idiot.” Anotheryoung gal said to her older brother,“You’re lying. I can tell by the stu-pid smile on your face.” Thebrother had a good comeback,though. He said, “I always havethis stupid smile on my face.”I’ve even heard someone saysomething like, “Please take thisto the garage and try not to tripover your own feet on the way.”The last part of this request is ob-viously not necessary and apt tobring an objection from the sup-posed carrier of whatever is sup-posed to be carried. I read asimilar thing the other day in apicture of a musical staff wherethe key signature was beingchanged to six flats. Most of us pi-anists aren’t overly fond of playingin six flats because one of those isC-flat which isn’t a black key asmost flats are, but another whitekey which is normally just called Binstead of C-flat. It can be hard toremember. Anyway, in the picture,there were the normal notationsfor speed and volume along withthe instruction to “Play withoutgriping about the key.” This isprobably good advice, but it won’ttake very well with me. I alwaysgrumble around when I see a keychange to six flats. Three or fourflats or sharps are all fine and wellor even five if completely neces-sary. Six of either seems excessive.When I was a kid, I sometimegot to spend an afternoon with mycousin on the neighboring ranch.He was sort of my hero since hewas handsome and always happyand kind. He would come take mysister and me swimming some-times, and once he gave me apuppy that I’d seen at his placeand taken a liking to. It was agrand pet for a lot of years. Any-way, if some of his friends werearound, they would good-na-turedly insult each other withsome of the worst-soundingphrases imaginable. Paul had beenin the Navy and had quite a vocab-ulary. Coming from a fairly pro-tected and innocent background, Isometimes had no idea what onearth they were talking about.Some of the phrases didn’t registerwith me for a number of years.Still, I enjoyed the give and takealthough it never occurred to me touse such language myself. Hearingthem banter around was some-what enjoyable, however, since itmade me feel sort of grown up.By the way, don’t you have any-thing better to do than sittingaround reading this drivel? Well, Icertainly hope not. I would just assoon you keep on reading since Ilike writing and hope to continuedoing so for awhile. I’ll be backnext week so you can read on,drivel or otherwise.
Give and Take
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
Brett and Kade Bonenbergerhelped Magelkys with their brand-ing on Saturday. Kids, MaKaylanand McCoy were in Kadoka oneday last week to help River Soloncelebrate his sixth birthday. He isthe son of Patrick and Heather.That event was held at the fire halland park. On Friday, MaKaylantook part in the kid’s fair that washeld in Rapid City at the civic cen-ter. Brett got to serve as chaperoneon that since Nikki’s work scheduleat the nursing home conflictedsomewhat.Elizabeth (Biz) Word was in thearea this weekend. She came inpart to do her cousin MakenzieWord’s hair for the prom. While shewas at it, she did the hair forMakenzie’s friend, Destiny Dale, of Midland as well. Destiny is thegranddaughter of Jim Root’s wife.While here, Biz stayed with hergrandmother, Phyllis Word, inKadoka. She lives in Sioux Fallswhere she works as a beautician.Larry Grimme was visited thisweekend by Jim Terkildson of Wan-blee and his two kids, Tristan and Amber. Jim and kids are sort of family for Larry. While here, Jimhelped install a new fan in thebathroom and did other odd jobs.Larry has a welder, but he prefersto have Jim run it instead of him-self. Larry and the Terkildsonswere in church and Sunday schoolon Sunday.Jo Rodgers has managed to stayfairly busy lately what with hernormal job as postmaster at Murdoplus her work at the city office, thebar and the store. Jory Rodgershelps out at the store when he isn’tbusy with school or track. Trackstarted the same week thatwrestling ended, so he didn’t getmuch of a break from sports. Josays it keeps him out of troublewhich he probably isn’t looking formuch anyway.Colter, Abby, Ashlynn and ErikaCarlson all took in the prom atKadoka on Saturday evening since Ashlynn was a crown bearer. Theystayed for the grand march and soon. Back at home, the heifers havepretty much finished calving, butthe cows are now in full swing. Abby said her brother, Clay Hind-man, was at Fargo, ND, this week-end doing some bull riding at arodeo. No word had been receivedyet on Sunday evening as to how hecame out. Clay is living in Pierre.Mark and Nicci DeVries andsons attended the prom in Kadokaon Saturday evening. Gavin is a junior and escorted Kate Ras-mussen. Since Mark was volun-teered as a chaperone, Nicci and heperformed that function and stayedfor the whole thing. They skippedthe after-prom party since their du-ties didn’t extend that far. They gothome around midnight. Gavin andGeoffrey have now completedwrestling for the year and havestarted track.Eve Fortune started work at thelibrary in Kadoka on Saturday. Shedidn’t have to work alone that day,but the plan is for her to take overon Saturdays to give the regular li-brarian a break. Abby stayed homewith Chuck that day and helpedhim. Chuck hasn’t been feeling thebest just lately with some kind of cold of flu. It hasn’t been severeenough to keep him from doing hiswork but has made it so he doesn’tdo a lot extra over the essentials.He did pretty much take Sundayoff. His dad, Bob, took over thatday.Greg Badure said he had anempty house for a while this week-end. Carol Badure took the kids forthe whole weekend and Dana wasworking at Discount Fuel. If Gregfelt like hollering, only the wallswere there to hear him. A trip toPierre was scheduled for Mondayon income taxes. The kids wereglad to be going along thanks to apromise that they could eat at Mc-Donalds and use the play yardthere. Greg said Tom DeVries wastrotting around on Sunday with hismatched pair of gray horses pullinghis black and red wagon. Greg alsosaid Paul Scherf has returnedagain this year to help Al and BaxBadure with calving. Paul is thehead wrangler at the HF Bar duderanch in Wyoming, but he haspretty much finished the calvingthere and now has time to helphere before the tourist season be-gins.
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Leslie (Babe) WoodenKnife of Corn Creek, shown with his wife, Leona, on his79th birthday party at the Norris Township Hall. The WoodenKnife families hosteda surprise party on Saturday, March 6, 2013 for their Uncle Babe, complete withIndian Tacos, pie and of course birthday cake.
--photo by Marjorie Anne Letellier 
“If you want someone to talk ask aman; if you want to get something done ask a women.”  Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Last Thursday evening theNorthwest Indian Bible CollegeChoir of Alberton, Montana per-formed at the Raymond Montourchurch at Norris. Laura Patton of Lakeview is a member of the group. Among those attending were herparents, Ron and Becky Patton,and family of Crookston, Nebraska,and her grandpa, Cyde Brewer, of Kilgore, Nebraska, uncle and aunt,Evan and Dorothy Bligh. Jamesand Marjorie Letellier and theirdaughter, Julie, also enjoyed theconcert. A potluck supper was heldat the Norris Township Hall follow-ing the performance. The group of twenty people were hosted by Kurtand Sarah Duvall of Norris.June Ring was among the folksattending the funeral services forJustin White Face in Rosebud. Theburial was north of Parmelee at theLower Cut Meat Cemetery. BillHuber served as one of the PallBearers. June was glad to get tosee Elsie Huber while there, too. 
Norris School News:
It islower grades mixed basketball sea-son at Norris and White River. Thefirst games will be Thursday after-noon at 4:00 p.m. with about fourteams playing with White Riverhere at Norris. Come and supportthe kids, it is a lot of fun for themand will be for you too.There no need for a school elec-tion in White River School Districtthis year. Three vacancies andthree petitions were filed so all po-sitions were filledMarjorie Popkes hosted themonthly meeting of the St. JohnLutheran Women’s MissionaryLeague Bible Study and meetingThursday afternoon. Carol Fergu-son, June, Jan and Jessie Ring ac-companied Sharon Ring toMarjorie’s home at Lakeview. Rev.Glen Denke also attended andstayed for supper that evening.Congratulations to our UPSman, Stan Haynes, on his recentretirement. Last week, he thankedus for all the smiles and greetingsevery day on his route. Actually,who wouldn’t smile and wave at aguy that brought you a packageevery time he was at the door? Iwill never forget, him bringing us abig package on December 24 yearsago, just in time for Christmas Eve.The little girls were so excited, itwas a new electric mixer for meand they knew it. We sure appreci-ate his years of service.Friday afternoon, Sharon Allardcame down from Spearfish to visither mother, Maxine Allard. Sharonspent the night before headingback on Saturday. Friday evening,June Ring was a supper guest of the Allard gals.Happy birthday wishes go out toLeslie (Babe) WoodenKnife. TheWooden Knife families honoredtheir uncle Babe on his 79th birth-day with Indian tacos, pie andbirthday cake at the Norris Town-ship Hall on Saturday. Here’s wish-ing you many more birthdays.Babe WoodenKnife worked formany different area ranchers in-cluding Barney and Cora Letellier.Even the town couldn’t continuewithout him; he worked at thestore and later at the gas station,too.Ty and Taylor Merchen wereamong the young folks attendingthe prom in Kadoka on Saturday. Iam so glad, it turned out to belovely day for it too. Ty wascrowned king at the prom from thesenior class and Taylor wascrowned princess from the juniorclass.Sunday morning coffee guests atthe Ed Ferguson home were Geneand Marjorie Popkes of Lakeviewand Pete Ferguson and KaleighWoodenKnife.Maxine Allard received wordthat her grandson, Daniel Allard,was promoted to rank of Sergeantin the South Dakota NationalGuard at a ceremony held on Sat-urday. Daniel is the son of Stan andIvy Allard of Rapid City.Sunday afternoon, June Ringenjoyed a visit with Alberta Allardat the home of Cliff and Pam.Bertie helped June put the bindingon a precious little baby quilt (JohnDeere design) that she is makingfor her latest grandchild.We are getting a little bit of moisture each day here lately, buthopefully more is on the way andwe will take as much as we can get.We appreciate every drop, buthopefully next week we will have alot of moisture to report.Keep a grin on your face andhave a great week!
Gavin DeVries and Kate RasmussenKahler Addison and Raven Jorgensen

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