Jul 24, 2013 • The Faith Independent
Letter to the Editor
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Publication No. 184760Published Weekly on WednesdayFaith, SD 57626-0038
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Irwin Richardson, age 99, of Marcus, SD, passed away onTuesday, July 9, 2013, at West-hills Village in Rapid City, SD.Irwin Richardson was born Au-gust 28, 1913, at Rapid City, SD,to Dick and Grace Richardson.He spent his early years on hisparent's ranch near Howes, SD.He started riding with his dad be-fore school age, and from the timehe was 11 years old until he grad-uated from high school, he spentmost of his life on a horse in a cowcamp on the Cheyenne IndianReservation herding cattle. Hegraduated from Faith HighSchool and later attended collegeat the School of Mines in RapidCity.On August 15, 1934, he mar-ried Inga Stalheim. In the earlyyears, Irwin and Inga and twodaughters, Lila and Lola, lived ina small log house built by Frenchfur traders in 1878, on Red OwlCreek near Marcus. Later, theypurchased an adjoining ranchwhere they had a daughter,Jessie, and a son, Pete. Irwin andInga were both very hard workersand devoted their life to theranch. In 1981, they leased theranch and moved to Sturgis. In1998, Inga passed away. In 1999,Irwin sold the ranch. He kept onesaddle horse so he could go rideonce in a while. He went on trailrides and worked cattle into his90's.In addition to ranching, Irwinwas active in the following: SouthDakota Stockgrowers Association,Masons 50+ years, Farm Bureau,Black Hills National CemeteryConservancy, Elk Creek Soil Con-servation, Rural Conservationand Development Board, CountyCommissioner, Kiwanis, Indus-trial Expansion Council, SeniorCitizens, and the American Can-cer Society.He is survived by three daugh-ters and one son and families:Lila (Casey) Jones of Dowling,MI, Lola (Dick) Frederickson, andJessie (Charlie) Russell, both of Sturgis, SD, and Pete (Patsy)Richardson of San Diego, CA; sev-enteen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; andfour great great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death byhis parents; his wife, Inga;brother, Billy; sister, Arlene;granddaughter, Destiny Jones;and great grandson, Cooper Ur-baniak. A memorial has been estab-lished to the Enning VolunteerFire Department.Private services were held onJuly 16, 2013, with burial in theBear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis,SD.Condolences may be sent to thefamily atwww.kinkadefunerals.com.
Debbie reported that paint isin the grant for the ice house.Riley wondered if they shouldn’tpower wash it before it is painted.Reed is still working on the proj-ect and don’t know when thatwork will be done.Council approved Dr. ThomasJacobsen as the medical directorfor the ambulance, with VernaSchad as the assistant.Barb Berndt presented her re-port on the police departmentand ambulance committee meet-ing. The PD received the grantfor the bulletproof vests and al-ready have them. Chief Frank-furth hasn’t heard anything onthe grant for the digital speedsign. The Freshman Impact pro-gram will be held at the Commu-nity Center rather than theschool on Sept. 25th. There willbe one HP, and possibly one offi-cer from the County for StockShow, along with a Tribal officer.Hoss also wanted to close off theblock the tent is on during StockShow. It was noted that theymoved the tent down so parkingwould be available for Lonny’sSteak House. The PD will beneeding a new car in the nextyear and should budget one in.The ambulance received theirhardship status until October.They will be able to have oneEMT, rather than two, and adriver. They are planning EMTclasses for this fall so hope to getsome new EMTs. The door at theambulance hall needs to be re-paired or replaced. Ighram com-mented that the bank isproviding pop for the kids for theFreshman Impact program.Members felt it unfortunate thatonly freshman get to attend, allhigh school students could learnfrom it.Dianne Hellekson only hadone item to report for the recre-ation committee. Two light polesare broken off at Durkee Lake bythe picnic tables at the dock.Dupper said he has two poles toput up.Karen Inghram gave her utili-ties report. The committee dis-cussed LED lights for the streetlights as they are more economi-cal to run. They may be a littlemore costly to begin with but inthe long run they would savemoney. They have had no luckfinding a replacement buckettruck at their $60,000 budget.They may have to increase theiramount to $70-80,000. Dupperdid find one for $69,000 that isready to go. The repair work onthe water tower should startwithin the next week. It was alsosuggested they change the fee fornew hookups as it has been sev-eral years since they have up-dated.Peggy Riley said the streetscommittee discussed paving N.Main to the county line, curb andgutter in the housing area west of Hwy 73, chip sealing this yearand also crack sealing. Bids for astreet sweeper will be opened on August 6th. The transmission inthe blade needs to be repaired. Itwas suggested they get a quotefor this. Bob Linn is working onthe drainage at the fairgrounds.The valley at Fishers is markedwhere it will be. It was noted thatLinn is not interested in doingcurb and gutter. She said the air-port committee also met. A grantto purchase land and fence it wasdiscusssed. The liquor committeeitems included replacing thecooler under the bar and upgrad-ing the security cameras. Theyare working the bugs out of thenew computer. As of now, theyonly have two bartenders forStock Show. The possibility of closing off the package liquordoor during Stock Show, andusing wrist bands as a means of recognizing carded patrons wastheir thought. They would alsolike to have the bar sign rehung. A dish was discussed for the barbut they decided not to go with itas it would bave to be commercialrate and that is very expensive.Two building permits were is-sued: Jake Schauer for awater/sewer connection and RickSmiths for siding and windows.The arrears list was reviewedand discussed.Their next meeting will beTuesday, August 6th.
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Dear Editor:Faith HS Alumni, we needyour help. Your current alumniofficers are looking for lost paper-work. The alumni officers havelooked through all material avail-able to us. We are looking for theoriginal Certificate of Deposit forCDs being held at the bank andwe are also looking for our origi-nal tax exempt form. Withoutthese items the alumni cannotmake the adjustments we need tokeep up with today’s changes.Without the original tax exemptform we cannot use PayPal to col-lect alumni dues. The Alumni ismissing many years of meetingminutes and information. All pastalumni officers please check yourattics, basements, and safe dep-posit boxes. Any information onthe whereabouts of these itemsplease contact, or send to:Wanda Ruth, Alumni Seciretary17518 Avance Rd.Faith, SD605-739-3381
Faith Stock Show parade theme is“My Hero/Heroes”Contact Tracy Ingalls to enter 748-22732013 Parade Marshalls are Hugh & Eleanor Ingalls