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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
includes tax
Volume 106Number 45May 23, 2013
Memorial Day, honoring those who served
Boyd Pederson buriedJune 19, 1921 in Belvidere
Sunday afternoon the remains of Boyd Pederson were laid in theirfinal resting place in the BelvidereCemetery, with full military hon-ors, and a huge concourse of peoplewere out to pay the last tribute toanother of Jackson County’s HeroBoys who gave his life for us, madehis sacrific on the field of battle onthe foreign soil of France, and itwas but fitting that the touchingtribute given over his remainsshould have been paid to the mem-ory of his gallant deeds.The funeral services were underthe auspices of the Belvidere Postof the American Legion, an dmanyfrom Kadoka were present at theservices. Rev. A. V. Bryan delivereda touching discourse over the re-mains. “Taps” were sounded as thecasket was lowered into the grave,to bring sweet repose to the de-parted until the Clarion Call of theJudgement morn.
--taken from Kadoka Pressissue June 24, 1921
Oliver Gordon Omdahl was bornon July 3, 1921, at Cottonwood,South Dakota, to Mandus OliverOmdahl and Sylvia Mabel(Scotvold) Omdahl. Oliver was theoldest of ten children.Oliver was inducted into themilitary on February 29, 1944 atCamp Blanding in Florida andserved in Company B, 203rd Bat-talion and 51st Armed InfantryBattalion. He received his trainingat Ft. George G. Meade in Mary-land.Oliver served in European The-ater and engagements includedMetz Drive.His sister, Mabel Brunner, re-ceived a letter from Oliver on No-vember 5, 1944. The letter statedthat he was “Somewhere inFrance” and went on to say:“Received your letters yesterdayand today and boy, was sure glad tohear from you. I just dropped a linehome and let them know I am o.k.and then I told them I sent $35home as I can’t use it here and so Igave it for a Christmas present.He was transfered overseas onSeptember 9, 1944 from New York.He served in European Theaterand engaged in Metz Drive.Oliver was killed in action inFrance on November 11, 1944, dur-ing the Metz Drive, after servingten months, at the age of 23. Hewas awarded the Rifle Medal andMarksmanship Medal.On December 27, 1944, a West-ern Union telegram was receivedby the family that stated Oliverwas killed in action.He is laid to rest at the Ameri-can Military Cemetery at St. Avold,France.In February of 1944 CharlesWalter Vice entered service atOmaha, Nebraska, with the Com-pany 1, 104th Infantry, 26th Divi-sion. He received his training atKeesler Field,, Mississippi and atFort Jackson, South Carolina.Charles was transfered overseasin September 1944 from New Yorkand served in European Theater.Charles was killed in action onNovember 10, 1944, in the Nancy-Metz Sector, France, after servingten months. He was awarded thePurple Heart.In January of 1944 WalterJoseph Vice entered service atKadoka, South Dakota, with theNavy. He received his training atSan Francisco, California, and alsoin Idaho. He served on the USSLindsey (DM 32).Joseph served in Pacific Theater.He was killed in action on April12, 1945 in the Zamamie Shima,after serving fifteen months. As anhonor of his sacrifice he wasawarded four medals.On January 12, 1923, the thirdchild of Arthur and Marie (Vallet)Wheeler was born in Philip, SD. Animaginative child with a good senseof humor, Richard Arnold Wheelerwent to country school in JacksonCounty through the eighth gradeand high school in Philip, graduat-ing with the class of 1941.In the fall of 1941, Richardmoved to Madison, Wisconsin,where he worked in a defense plantuntil he was drafted.On August 12, 1943, at Omaha,Nebraska, Richard entered theservice, with Company C, 889 TankDestroyer Battalion. He receivedhis training at North Hood Campin Texas. April 1, 1944, Pvt.Wheeler went overseas to Englandas part of Co. A, 128th T.D. Bn.,2nd Reg. and served in Normandyand was engaged in St. Lo, Failaisegap.Just months later, on August 16,1944, Private Richard ArnoldWheeler was killed in action duringbattle at Dreux, France. A tankmate of Pvt. Wheeler told some-thing of what happened that day.“They were having a tough timewith the Germans. Their tank wasthe leading tank of the counterat-tack and came to a cross road andthey were hit. Four got out with ei-ther broken arms or legs. Richardand George R. Dobbins were killedinstantly. The tank was hit directlyin the center front and Richard wassitting between the driver andradio man.”His tank destroyer was burnedand there were no remains recov-ered. His name is listed on the Wallof Missing in the Normandy Ceme-tery and he was awarded the Pur-ple Heart.
Soldiers escort the remains of Boyd Pederson, of the 308 Inf. 77 Div., who was killed in battle during WWI on February 21,1918 at the age of 20 years old. He was brought home and laid to rest over two years later on June 19, 1921.The funeral of Boyd Pederson was held in Belvidere and he was laid to rest at theBelvidere Cemetery.2013 kindergarten graduation was held on Thursday, May 16. Graduates include, back row (L-R): Bella Williams, Gus Stout,Don Schofield, Kash Pumpkin Seed, Jared Nemecek, Jacob High Horse, Garrett Hermann, Justice Child, Deanna Hagedorn.Front row: Diamond Simental, Madison Stilwell, Stefani Sitting Up, Isaac Sitting Up, Mia Dartt, Hailey MacFeat, Laila Clair-mont, Makaylan Bonenberger, Ashlynn Carlson, Talitha Ashley.2013 eighth grade graduates, fourth row (L-R): Tate Grimes, Kelsey Lensegrav, Vanessa Buxcel, AJ Bendt, Shaina Solon,Ryan Schlabach. Third row: Otis Perkins, Carson Good, McKenzie Stilwell, Lindsey VanderMay, Geoffrey DeVries, David Kary.Second row: Colby Enders, Storm Wilcox, Jackie Thayer. First row: Emma Stone, Jeremy Ring, Kirsten Kiewel, Makayla BadWound, Paul Smiley, Sydney Word, Chloe Baldwin, Emily Knutson. Not pictured: Kreid Amiotte, Mariah Dale, Miranda Dale,Sierra Fisher, Summer Last Horse, Phillip Leithauser, Jesse May, Jacob Rosales, Ciara Stoddard.
Class of 2013
Class of 2013. Back row (L-R): Shane Ring, Lonte Ashley, Chris Anderson, Ashton Standing Bear, Kahler Addison, Paul Kary,Ryder Sanftner, Ty Merchen. Middle row: Katie Lensegrav, Tessa Stout, Shaley Herber, Kwincy Ferguson, Mariah Pierce,Marti Herber, Misty Anderson, Rebekkah Kary. Front row: Kenar VanderMay, Klay O’Daniel, Chance Knutson, Clint Stout.
 Seniors are ready to make new tracks!
Church Page …
May 23, 2013 • Kadoka Press •
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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 
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Upcoming Area Events
Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25
the state track meet will beheld in Sioux Falls.
Memorial Day Services
in Belvidere will be held on Monday, May27 at the cemetery at 9:30 a.m. and at the Belvidere Community Hallat 10:00 a.m. Larry Dolezal will be the speaker.
June 1
Kadoka city wide rummage sales.Read Colossians 3:23-24If you’ve ever been locked out of your house, you knowhow important keys are. For believers, goal setting is akey that opens the door to Christlike living and affectsus in a number of ways. Let’s think about five changes we can look for.1. Excitement is renewed. When we are not clear on our direction, enthusiasm wanes. Excitement comesas we strive toward our goals and see the Lord at work transforming us.2. Direction replaces drifting. Without goals, we lose sight of where we’re headed and instead begin todrift. Complacency replaces passion, and we start allowing justification to enter our thought process—suchas, This is just who I am. Goals help us focus on who we are becoming.3. Excellence replaces mediocrity. Without goals, we start living a humdrum “don’t bother me” way of life.Working with focus counters this mindset.4. Our attitudes will improve. When we don’t like the choices we’re making, our tendency can be to criticizeothers. But when we are following God’s plan, we will feel better about ourselves and relate more positivelyto those around us.5. Life will be rewarding. If we live for ourselves, we will be disappointed. Setting godly goals helps uswisely use the time, energy, resources, and talents that the Lord has given us. Life is a gift, and we are tobe good stewards of it. That is difficult to do in the absence of goals.It will be easier to identify distractions and evaluate opportunities if you compare them to establishedgoals. Choices then become clearer, and you will be able to reap the benefits of goal setting: enthusiasm, di-rection, excellence, and reward.
The Advantages of Goal Setting
Inspiration Point
Monday, May 27
Holiday-No Meals
Tuesday, May 28
Baked ham, sweet potatoes,peas, bread and pineapple tidbits.
 Wednesday, May 29
Salisbury steak in gravy,mashed potatoes and gravy, cookedcabbage, bread and mandarin or-anges.
Thursday, May 30
Oven crisp chicken, potatosalad, seasoned green beans, din-ner roll and peaches or cake andice cream at center.
Friday, May 31
Pizza, tossed salad, juice andfresh fruit.
Meals forthe Elderly
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Fourth Grade students take field trip to De Smet
The students made harmonicas by using wax paper and a hair comb.
--photos by Mary Graupmann and Valerie Ohtrman
The covered wagon rides were a highlight of the trip for the students. Gabe Gar-cia(L), Dan’Te Sitting Up, Jackson Grimes, Rico Ashley, TJ Hamar, Reed Ohrtman,and Emil Last Horse go for a ride around the farm.Sina Sitting Up at the schoolhouse.Gavin Sudbeck (L), Hudson Johnson, Jeremiah High Horse, Fred Waters, Tori Mad-sen, Jessica Enders.Reed Ohrtman (R) plays a tune on areplica of Pa's fiddle.Above, the students had the experi-ence of what it was like to attendschool in 1880. Front row (L-R): JessicaEnders, CJ Livermont, Jayden TwoBulls. Back row: Bailey Grimes, JadynColler, Trent Cuny.Kadoka Area fourth graders the in barn at the Ingalls homestead.
The fourth grade students wenton their annual field trip toMitchell and De Smet. They left onWednesday, May 8 for Mitchell,stopping at the Lewis and Clark In-formation Center to have lunchand look at the Missouri River.Then it was on to The Prehis-toric Indian Village in Mitchell.Students were able to see an actualarcheological dig of remains from aprehistoric Indian tribe. Their fa-vorite part was throwing spearswith an atlatl, just like the tribehad. They also enjoyed seeing areplica of one of the homes made of waddle and adobe.Early Thursday morning, every-one was ready to head to De Smetto the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home-stead. This was a favorite stop be-cause of all the activities. Thestudents got to experience an 1880sschool house, make butter, ropes,corncob dolls, and grind wheat intoflour. Driving the team of horseswas a new experience for many of the students. Finally, they got tosee a replica of Pa Ingalls’ shantyand sod house.Then it was on to the Laura In-galls Wilder Memorial Society.There the students got to see astate of the arts museum wherethey store artifacts from the In-gall’s estate, since there are no liv-ing relatives to Charles andCaroline Ingalls.The students were really excitedto see the actual surveyor’s housewhere Laura and her family spentthe first winter in what is now thetown of De Smet. They had readabout the surveyor’s house in thebook By The Shores of Silver Lake.Some of the students couldn’t be-lieve they were actually in thesame house where Laura walkedand lived in.Later we went to the last housePa built in De Smet and the ceme-tery where all but Laura and Al-manzo were buried.What a great experience forKadoka Area fourth graders!Mathilda “Tillie” Eisenbraun,age 88, of Wall, S.D., died May 19,2013, at the Good Samaritan Cen-ter in New Underwood.Mathilda F. “Tillie” Drewitz wasborn March 12, 1925, on a farmnear Clayton, the daughter of Johnand Alvina (Beuchler) Drewitz. As a young girl, the familymoved to a farm near Bowdle,where they resided until moving toWolsey. In 1936, after her father,John Drewitz died, Alvina and herchildren moved to Creighton.She completed her education inthe Creighton area.Mathilda was united in mar-riage to Erwin Eisenbraun on June14, 1945, on Erwin’s farm/ranchnorth of Creighton.They made their home on thefarm/ ranch where they operated adairy farm until Erwin’s death onJanuary 24, 1980. Tillie continuedto reside on the farm/ranch untilmoving into Wall in 1998. While inWall, Tillie worked for the ForestService and the Wall Motel.Because of health reasons, shemoved into the Good SamaritanCenter in New Underwood whereshe resided until the time of herdeath.Mathilda was a member of Em-manuel Lutheran Church of Creighton and was a member of theFarm Bureau.Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a very impor-tant part of her life which sheenjoyed very much.Grateful for having shared herlife are her two sons, Roger Eisen-braun of Wright, Wyo., and AlvinEisenbraun and his wife, Sandra,of Wall; one daughter, MarjorieEisenbraun of Wall; nine grand-children and eight great-grandchil-dren, Keith and NatashaEisenbraun and their two daugh-ters, Kyza and Nyah; Heather andGary Beck and their daughter,Fisher; Ryan Eisenbraun and hisson, Radley; Jason Eisenbraun;Seth Eisenbraun; DeeDee and EricBresee and their son, Damion;Kalvin and Heather Eisenbraunand their two daughters, Kaydenceand Karlie; Brittany and BillBryant and their daughter, Molly;and Darick Eisenbraun; four sis-ters-in-law, Goldie Eisenbraun of Rapid City, Margaret Eisenbraunof Creighton, Marilyn Drewitz of Wall and Elnora Drewitz of Racine,Wis.; and a host of other relativesand friends.In addition to her husband,Erwin, she was preceded in deathby her parents; and three brothers,Oscar, Edwin, and Alvin Drewitz.Services were held Wednesday,May 22, at the EmmanuelLutheran Church in Creighton,with Pastor Curtis Garland offici-ating.Music was provided by RhondaMettler, organist. Ushers wereJoshua Geigle and J.T. Moon. Pall-bearers were Tillie’s grandsons,Keith, Ryan, Kalvin, Jason, Darickand Seth Eisenbraun. Honorarypallbearers were her granddaugh-ters, Heather Beck, DeeDee Breseeand Brittany Bryant.Interment was at the CreightonCemetery. A memorial has been estab-lished.
 Mathilda “Tillie” Eisenbraun ________ 
Belvidere & Norris News …
May 23, 2013 • Kadoka Press •
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Norris News
June Ring • 462-6328
Belvidere News
Syd Iwan • 381-2147
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.
We will also hold our CASH raffle drawing that night! 
See any BVFD fireman for raffle tickets! 
Street Dance to Country Rush
Belvidere Firemen’sFeed & Dance
Burgers, Brats, Beans & Beer!
Saturday, June 8
at the Belvidere Fire Hal
Downtown Belvidere
Free-will offeringFeed at 6 p.m.
Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
If you want some rain, all youhave to do is schedule a branding.That’s what we did, and it workeda treat. The same storm, of course,lifted the roof off the shed at theriver place, tossed it over north to-wards the river and damaged atractor in the process. This wasn’tso great, but the rain was wel-comed. At least the strong winddidn’t hurt Ted or damage hisnearby house.The main problem with all thisis having to reschedule branding.We had the help lined up, the fire-wood, vaccine, food for the crewand other supplies all ready to go,and now we have to fall back andregroup. The firewood isn’t goinganywhere. It just has to dry out.The crew can be harder to resched-ule since there are lots of brand-ings at this time of year whichmakes it tricky to find enoughavailable guys on any given date.Some of the food can be frozen andhauled out again later, but youcan’t keep potato salad very long orrefreeze thawed beef roasts.Nevertheless, getting somemoisture was worth a lot. We werestarting to fuss about the lackthereof. A few ranchers were evenselling some of their cattle due toa shortage of feed caused by get-ting little hay last year and nothaving much of anything growingyet this year. We did have a heavysnow recently, but that neverbrings much growth on the prairieuntil we get a good rain. Now, per-haps we are getting somewhere.Thanks to a long dry spell notthat long ago, we do have the capa-bility of pumping water from wellsto tanks in various pastures. Thiscost a pretty penny, as you mightimagine, but it got us through. Wecan use those systems again if ab-solutely necessary, but they don’tdo much good if there isn’t anygrass. Critters seem to need bothfeed and water.In this area where the annualrainfall only averages about eight-een inches or so, we are never allthat far from drought. It worriesus somewhat from time to time.We don’t expect lush pastures, butwe do require some growth to stayin business. It was starting to geta little scary again this springuntil just lately. Now we feel quitea bit better despite having to post-pone our branding and replace theshed roof.Many areas of the world havethe opposite problem than we do.They get so much constant rainthat the places turn into jungles.I’m not into jungles all that muchand actually love our somewhatarid prairies. It’s just when it getstoo arid here that I fuss and startseriously applying myself toprayer. I recall the summer I spentin Georgia by the edge of a woodedarea (which includes most of Geor-gia it seems.) When two other guysand I moved in there for Navy sup-ply school in March or April, Ithought, “It will be fun to walkaround in the woods this summer.”Boy, was I wrong. When warmer(much warmer) weather arrivedcomplete with almost daily rains,the woods became a jungle. Youcould barely walk through withouta machete. Not that you wouldwant to anyway since the hoards of huge mosquitoes could practicallyeat you up alive. Air conditionedplaces proved to be more enjoyablethan overgrown outdoor locations.There was also that place I vis-ited in Hawaii where the averagerainfall was over an inch a day.Can you imagine what that woulddo here? Our little rivers would getas big as the Missouri, and youwouldn’t be able to drive anywherethat wasn’t paved.In this area, we think that ittakes about 20 to 25 acres to sup-port one cow for a year. We areused to that and think it com-pletely normal. East of us just alittle, they need a lot fewer acresper critter, but that just turnsthem into wimps who don’t knowhow to deal with lots of land. Italso means many more people canlive in the area and still supportthemselves, which is a decided dis-advantage as far as I’m concerned.Give me the wide open unpopu-lated areas, and I’m happy as aclam.Incidentally, the one prairie res-ident that might not be too happywith the recent rainfall would bethe yucca plants of which we havemore that a few. Those things puton their very best flower shows indry years so that may now be in jeopardy. They’ll still flower butmaybe not with abandon.Brandings, of course, can berescheduled. Ours is now set forthe last day of this month. All theother dates between now and thenwere pretty much already taken. Itmight not rain again that day, ormaybe it will. If we get into Junetoo far, the calves might get so bigthat we’ll have to have really big,strong wrestlers to hold themdown, but somehow we’ll get by.We always have in the past andprobably will in the future. Thenice rain was completely worth thetrouble. Thank you, Lord.
Showers of Blessings
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
New residents in town, albeittemporarily, are Jerry Sanftnerand his wife, Angela Marcos, plus Angela’s son, Guillermo Villasante,and his wife, Carol, and their baby. All are involved in restoring thebrick building on the west side of Main Street that used to be thepost office. Before that, it had beenPop Struass’ drug store and a bank.Jerry and crew have been workingon this project for some time now,but are getting serious about it atpresent. They hope to have it doneby July 15. While here, they arestaying in the former Reuben andIrene Buxcel house that is nowowned by Jo Rodgers. A new roof was the first order of business inrestoring the brick building as theold one leaked. This was done quitea while ago. At present, all theplumbing is in place for a kitchenand bathroom, and some fairly-heavy insulation has been applied.Part of the ceiling has been redonewith patterned metal that used tobe on the old Brooks’ store. It willbe painted white. Old doors arebeing restored, and wallboard isn’ttoo far off. The place will be madeinto living quarters for someone al-though Jerry and family presentlyplan to return to Rapid City whenthe project is done. They alreadyhave ripe tomatoes in a greenhousein Rapid City which is a dome sim-ilar to the greenhouse now sittingby their building in Belvidere.Bill and Norma Headlee went toSioux Falls the weekend before lastto attend the graduation of theirdaughter, Donella, from medicalschool. Their other daughter, Anora, took part in Donella’s hood-ing ceremony since she is already adoctor practicing at Winner.Daughters Corale (a vet) and Mon-ica (a teacher) also came from theirrespective homes of Dell Rapidsand Hendricks, MN. Son Billy andfamily came from Ames, Iowa. Billyhas a doctorate degree and worksin agronomy and related fields. Inshort, this was an occasion for afamily reunion as well as atten-dance at the graduation. Donella’sdegree was through USD at Ver-million where she sometimes hadto go for classes as well as in SiouxFalls. Her three years of residencywill be spent in Sioux Falls whichis fortunate since she already hasan apartment there and is set up tolive.Last weekend, Tom DeVriesloaded his team and wagon in hishorse trailer and went south of Kadoka to Brett and TammyPrang’s open house at their Incred-ible Metal Gallery. He gave rides tothe various people who came forthat which is traditionally held onMother’s Day. Tammy’s mom,Lorna Moore, was quite taken withTom’s rig and took several rideswhen there was room for her. Tomsaid it was a beautiful day and lotsof people were on hand. He enjoyedthe event. Next weekend, he isplanning to do a similar horse-and-buggy thing at Chuck and MerryWillard’s since they are celebratingtheir 40th wedding anniversarywith a do at their place. On Sun-day, Tom and his sister, NormaHeadlee, were planning a trip toWessington on Monday. Theyplanned to attend the funeral of Henry Van Asperen who was thelast surviving first cousin of theirdad, Wally DeVries. Henry’smother was a sister to four localladies, namely Isabelle DeVries,Elsie Heaton, Clara Blom, andMinnie Rosso. The Van Asperenslived on what became Don Word’splace back in the thirties beforemoving to Wessington. LastWednesday, Tom attended thepiano recital that was given by thestudents of his daughter, TrishaBork, at the Presbyterian Churchin Kadoka. He enjoyed that too. Hisother daughter, Sarah, came fromRapid City for the recital in com-pany with her cousin, KaylaNemec.Jo and Jory Rodgers took in twograduations this weekend. On Sat-urday, they went to Belle Fourchefor the graduation of Jeri Olson’soldest daughter. Jeri and Jo are sis-ters. On the way, Jo and Jorypicked up sister Jamie’s husband,Ray Williams, at Wasta. Jamie hadgone previously to help Jeri getready for graduation and the recep-tion. Jo’s mom and sister, CarolynManke and Jewell Bork, also werein Belle. Then on Sunday, Jo andJory traveled to Murdo for thegraduation of Jo’s nephew, KyleManke, from high school. Kyle’sdad, Buddy, and other relativeswere at that too.Davina Spoonemore is currentlyin New Jersey for three weeks of training in connection with herbeing in the Army reserves. Shewill be done at the end of this week.Meanwhile, her daughter,Keeghan, is keeping her grand-mother, Crystal Paulson, companyhere. Crystal is through teachingfor the year so has time now tospend with her granddaughter.They appear to be having a goodtime.Kenny, Roxie and Wade Fox heldtheir branding on Saturday andsnuck it in between rains. Kennyand Roxie’s son, Shawn, came fromMobridge to help and his wife, Jodi,and two-month old daughter, Bai-ley Ann, also came. On Sunday,Bailey was baptized at theBelvidere Church. Jodi’s mom andsister, Patty and Kari Eszlinger,came from Belle Fourche for that.Lucy Freeman’s son, Rocky,came through his surgery thisweek to completely remove his thy-roid. Part of the thyroid had beenremoved previously due to cancer,but now it was necessary to removethe rest.Jamie Dolezal went to church inMidland on Sunday with her son,Travis, and two foster kids. The fos-ter kids are age 6 and almost 2.Jamie said John has been busyhelping with brandings such as atBonenberger’s, Carlson’s, Willert’s,Johnston’s, and Andy Schofield’s.Several more are scheduled for thecoming week.Pam and Eric Osborn attendedgraduation in Kadoka on Sunday.Pam’s daughter, Sydney BethWord, was graduating from theeighth grade. Eric and Pam werehoping to plant some tomatoes thisweek, but rain and hail causedthem to postpone that operation alittle while yet. Pam has been help-ing Greg Badure repair a saddle forZane Pettyjohn. Eric continues towork at Moses Building Center inPhilip. Pam and Eric mowed theirplace for the first time this weekwhich Pam says will probably growright back now that we’ve hadsome rain.Syd, Corinne and Chance Iwanwere in Rapid City last week fromSunday until Tuesday. While there,Chance had a tooth removed at thehospital under general anesthesiaand came through okay.
“Success is getting what you want.Happiness is wanting what you get.” Capsule Sermons
The James Letellier family hadprairie dog hunters visiting fromWisconsin last week. Jim and Mar- jorie were in Martin on Wednesdayon business, Thursday found themin Kadoka running errands, andFriday it was in to White River toselect some plants and have lunchat the museum. Saturday after-noon they were back in WhiteRiver to attend high school gradu-ation, applauding with extra vigorfor the students who came from theNorris and Prairie View schools. Valedictorian Nic Waln and Saluta-torian Gabby Waln both attendedPrairie View for a number of years.Sunday they traveled to SunshineBible Academy for the graduationceremonies there. Grandson DJBeckwith graduated from highschool and grandson Jimmy Burmagraduated from Kindergarten.Friday they found out that theirtornado warning radio worked, asit warned of a chance of a tornadoheaded Norris way. A bit later itsaid the tornado was approachingCedar Butte.Anne Heinert helped with rallyday at White River on Wednesday.She reported over two inches of rain fall rain on Thursday and Fri-day.Saturday evening, May 11, Evanand Dorothy Bligh were among thesupper guests at Maxine Allard’s.Thursday Stan and Patrick Allardcame from Rapid City to do somechores for Maxine, and also to dosome mechanical work on their ve-hicles. They headed back to RapidCity that evening. June Ring was asupper guest that evening. FridayBrad Snell and wife of Minnesotastopped in to visit Maxine. Brad isthe son of Dwayne Snell, who waspreacher at the Norris BibleChurch years ago, and then servedas Chaplain and Superintendent atSunshine Bible Academy. Maxinehad been busy setting out plantsfor several days, and Saturday re-built the tomato cages to setaround her plants. Thursday andFriday rain totaled about an inchand a half at Maxine’s. DaughterSharon reported hail at Spearfishthat knocked a lot of leaves off trees.Rose West and Jeannine Wood-ward spent many hours last weekat the museum, along with otherMaster Gardeners, getting readyfor and helping at the plant saleThursday, Friday and Saturday.They did take out time to go to thereception for Shadow Heyduck onSaturday afternoon.The Mellette County HistoricalSociety will meet at noon at themuseum on May 21.Richard Krogman was amongthose helping at the marathonbranding session at the EuniceKrogman ranch on Wednesday, asthey worked on Steve, Neal andGene’s cattle. Richard and Noreenwere at the graduation in WhiteRiver Saturday afternoon and at-tended several receptions after-wards, including the one for the 50year graduates in the Janklowroom. May rainfall at their placecomes to 1.75 inches so far.Kirby Krogman is home fromcollege at Chadron and has beenhelping at brandings in the area,including that all day session atEunice’s ranch.Eldon Moon came to visit atBlaine and Louann Krogram’s onMay 2. He stayed around to helpwith chores and brandings forabout a week.May 10 Louann had the 5thgraders for a “transition day” inWhite River, getting ready to entermiddle school. That afternoon the2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders hadtheir Circles of Hope celebration inthe middle school gym.Last Monday Dan Taft had anappointment with his doctor inRapid City and heard the goodnews that his arm is healing well.Thursday the Taft’s hauled cattlefor Susan father, Alvin Simmons.Friday the vet was out checkingbulls. Susan and Morgan went toWhite River on Saturday to selectgarden plants at the museum.They heard from Susan’s parentsthat there was hail in Martin onSaturday afternoon.Cheyenne, Jace and JulySchmidt were in Kadoka for grad-uation and receptions Sunday af-ternoon. Orlana had gone toChamberlain for Latoya’s gradua-tion there.Monday May 13, Norris Schoolhad a surprise party for CorrieFace, celebrating the fact that shewas chosen as Teacher of the Year!The school is planning a ‘PrairieGarden’ surrounding the NorrisSchool sign. School gets out at12:30 on Thursday. The studentsmay collect their report cards Fri-day from 10:00 to 10:30.Rueben and Janice Ring at-tended graduation is Kadoka onSunday afternoon and the recep-tion afterward for their grandson,Shane Ring, who was a senior, andtheir granddaughter, KirstenKiewel, who graduated from the8th grade. The reception was heldin the Peters’ shop.Out of state visitors came for thetriple graduation of Ace and Edna’schildren, Rebekkah and Paul fromhigh school and David from the 8thgrade. Edna’s sister and her hus-band and daughter came fromMontana, while Eric, RaeBeth, andCordelia Staab, and Anita Barretcame from Kansas. Anita and Raecame in the first shift on Fridaynight and drove through verystormy weather. Eric and Cordeliacame in the second shift Saturdayand had a repeat performance of the weather. A reception was heldfor the graduates in the basementof the Presbyterian Church.Torey, Jeremy and Tyler Ringdrove to Gettysburg on Friday topick up some chemicals. Jeremywas among the thirty-two 8thgraders graduating in Kadoka onSunday. A reception was held forthem in the auditorium annex aftergraduation.Robert and Sharon Ring were inWinner on Tuesday for parts. JohnDonavan of Sioux Falls cameWednesday to the Robert Ring’s toget in some turkey hunting. Thurs-day Sharon had Torey and the boys join them all for dinner. FridaySharon went into White River forthe plant sale at the museum. Thatafternoon Debbie arrived home forthe weekend, and on Saturdaycooked a belated Mother’s Daymeal for Sharon and the family.Torey and the boys were there, butLinda was still at work. SaturdayRobert, Sharon and Debbie were inKadoka to attend graduation andreceptions.Bruce and Torey Ring managedto plant several fields of corn beforethe rains descended. The raingauge shows a total of 2.56 inchesof rain so far in May.Rueben Ring finished plantingcorn and has just started on soy-beans.Norris Head Start had closingday and graduation Wednesday,the 15th. Jessie and June Ring andRisa went in for the event, as Rileywas one of the graduates. Thurs-day Riley and Risa stayed withJune, while Jessie took the rest of the kids to school. Since they gotout at noon or so, she just stayedaround until time to bring themhome, including three girls whocame for a sleepover withStephanie. A tent was all set up inthe yard, but once that thunderstarted that evening, they quicklydecided to sleep indoors.Stephanie’s guests were DawnClausen, Karen Petrak, and Lind-say VanderMay.Saturday afternoon the BruceRing family was in Rapid City toattend the reception for senior Aero Amo, son of Joe and Judie Amo.Sunday afternoon they were inKadoka to attend the receptions forthe Kary trio, and then came to Pe-ters’ shop for the reception forShane and Kirsten.Mike Ring of Highmore visitedhis mother this past weekend. Sun-day Janice met June in Norris andgave her a ride to Kadoka for thegraduation and receptions. WhenJune returned home, there werenine deer calmly gazing at her asthey spread out in the yard, ditchand road. They barely moved asideenough to get the car by them. After she parked and persuadedthem to leave the yard, she noticedthat they had feasted on sometulips and asparagus spears.
Join Us for Memorial Day Services
Monday, May 27
Colors & Firing Squad 9:30 a.m. at the Belvidere Cemetery Program at 10:00 a.m. at the Belvidere Church Hall 
 Larry Dolezal will be the speaker. Potluck Lunch to Follow

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