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Bison Courier

Bison Courier

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Bison Courier
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc.
 P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429  Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198 
The
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Volume 31Number 16October 3, 2013
Includes Tax
7 at the school gym, contact HeidiStevens for information.
Indian Creek Lutheran’s
FallDinner is Sunday, October 13thfrom 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Roast beef,mashed potatoes & gravy, bakedbeans, variety of salads, pie &beverage. Free will offering.
Benefit supper and auction
forthe Tracy Wolff family will be Sat-urday, October 26th at 5 p.m. atthe Bentley Building. Auctionitems can be left at Dacotah Bank.
Storm sewer and streetproject moves forward
Sidney Arneson and Clayton Prelle were crowned 2013 Home-coming Queen and King.
2013 Homecoming Royalty
Third grade students learn aboutNational Newspaper Week
Highlights & Happenings
Bison High School RodeoClub
slave auction, October 2, 7p.m. at the Buzz Stop. for infor-mation contact 701-567-3641
There will be a weddingshower
for Jessie (Peck) Sanchezon Sunday, October 6, 2013 @1:30 p.m. at the Beckman Memo-rial Wesleyan Church in PrairieCity, SD. They are registered atTarget. Jessica and GavinSanchez
.
Everyone is welcome!
 Adult Co-ed volleyball
October
Lita Wells gave a presentation to the 3rd grade class for the National Newspaper Month. Part of the presentation was describing the parts of the front page and then also explaining what's insidea newspaper. Back row: Allison Kahler, Travis Storm, Mary Carmichael, Garrett Holzer, CadenFisher. Front row: Axelynn Sacrison, Dustin Wells, Kaia Day.
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 After months of the TownBoard tabling decisions and afterhours of discussion, at the specialmeeting Monday night, Sept. 23,finally some of the Town of Bison's issues have been resolvedwith motions. Unfortunately, ittook area business owners tocome in with their frustration tomake the Board make some deci-sions. Brandon Landphere of BLContracting presented the boardwith a diamond quote. A diamondquote is the best of the best formain street. The part of MainStreet thats included in this dia-mond quote is from 1st Avenue,east for two blocks. There is 900feet of curb and gutter. The dia-mond quote includes some of thefollowing all new sidewalks, newcurb, new gutter, new curb stops;removal of old curb stops, curb,gutter; new subbase, new gravel,new pavement; removal of the oldpavement and regrading and re-shaping; new street lighting thatwould have all the wires underthe street, to name a few. To dothe diamond quote it would costthe town $480,000. Landpherewrote up this quote using eitherthe contract prices or averagestate bid prices. The Town Boardwas not happy with the quotethat Landphere handed them.Landphere however said, “Myfirst instinct of the $480,000, Iwas as shell shocked as you are.But when you put into perspec-tive, to what things cost now daysthats a new tractor and airseeder, basically to the area farm-ers. It's not that much money anymore these days”. “The problemis...” spending any amount of money is, “that there is other billsthat are coming.” Landphere re-minded the board that, “your rev-
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2 • The Bison Courier •
Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Coal Springs Threshing Beeand Antique Tractor show wasenjoyed by all this weekend. Sat-urday the youth, in the morning,got the chance to clean clotheswith a tub of water and an an-tique clothes wringer, iron clotheswith an antique iron, shell corn,make apple juice from a antiqueapple press, participate in blacksmithing, tour a sheep wagon,learn how to knit and crochet,and make a paper craft. The chil-dren also were the parade mar-shals by leading the parade withballons. Saturday afternoon thecrowd got to watch the antiquetractors in the tractor pull.Threshing bee was canceled onSaturday due to the rain thenight before.(new paragraph)Sunday theevents started with church serv-ice provided by Pastor Henry Mo-hagen and Linda Mohagen withher girl puppet. A tractor rodeofollowed the church service. Thetractor rodeo involved where trac-tor drivers had to push a plasticbarrel around an obsticale courseand also drive blind folded whilea rider gave directions. The blindfolded course was funny becausethe women riding would give di-rections using words and handsignals. However, the drivercouldn't see the hand signals of course because they were blindfolded. That proves that womenuse our hands to talk. The womenalso had a throwing a frying pancompetition while the men hadan oversized wrench throwingcompetition. In the afternoon,after everyone was fully fed atthe concession stand, eithershopped at the vendor stands or
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THE BISON COURIER
Periodicals Postage Paid at Bison, SD 57620POSTAL PERMIT #009-944
Published weekly every Thursday by Ravellette Publ., Inc.at PO Box 429, Bison SD 57620-0429
 Telephone: 605-244-7199 • Fax: 605-244-7198
E-mail Addresses: courier@sdplains.comcouriernews@sdplains.comSUBSCRIPTION RATES:
Bison............................................................................$36.04Meadow, Shadehill, Prairie City, Reva & Lodgepole........$35.36Lemmon........................................................................$36.04in state........................................................$39.00 + sales taxout of state (
Includes all Hettinger addresses.) 
...$39.00 (no tax)
POSTMASTER:
Send address changes to The Bison Courier, PO Box 429, Bison SD 57620-0429
Deadlines:
Display and Classified Advertising: Mon-days at 12:00 p.m. Legals: Fridays at 12:00 p.m. 
Publisher:
Don Ravellette
Editor/Office Manager:
Arlis Seim
Asst. Editor/Reporter:
Lita Wells
Ad Sales:
Beth Hulm (-), beth@sdplains.com
COPYRIGHT:
Ravellette Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Nothing may bereprinted, photocopied or in any way reproduced from this publication, in wholeor in part, without the written consent of the publisher.
Blood Drive
, October 22, 2013 at theGrand Electric Social room 12:45 p.m. - 5:15p.m. contact Bernice Kari for information 244-5472.
 Alcoholics Anonymous
is meeting weekly in Bison.The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in thebasement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is wel-come.To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, pleasesubmit them by calling: 244-7199, or e-mailing to:courier@sdplains.com. We will run your event notice thetwo issues prior to your event at no charge.
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October Fun
Saturday, October 5, 2013 • Lemmon, SD
City Wide Rummage Sales 
maps available at noon Friday October 4
Fall Fest Home Based Business Fair @ Lemmon Senior Center 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.Lemmon Fire Department Tractor Pull 1 p.m. @ Rodeo Grounds FREE Kid’s Movie @ Palace Theater 2 p.m.
 sponsored by the Lemmon Area Chamber of Commerce
Lemmon Fire Department Annual Steak Fundraiser Supper 5 p.m. @ Beeler Center 
Pedal Tractor results 5 years old and under: 1st place-Tee Birkland, 2nd place- Marcella Wells. 6years old to 8 year old: 1st place- Allan Lemke, 2nd place- Jackson Schauer, 3rd place- MattJohnson, 4th place- Daemik Wells. 9 years old to 12 years old: 1st place- Owen Johnson, 2ndplace- Iver Paul, 3rd place- Teigan Clark, 4th place- James Johnson, 5th place- Everett Paul, 6thplace- Lindsey Wilken.
Coal Springs Threshing Bee
 
The Bison Courier •
Thursday, October 3, 2013
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& Antique Tractor Show was for young and old
This old steel wheel tractor belongs to Flatmoe'sWill Hatle and Dustin Wells are doing some hands on black-smithing.Marcie Wells gives it all she has in the kids pedal tractor pull.
watched the threshing machinethresh wheat. The children alsocompeted in the kids pedal trac-tor pull. However, the shorterkids were only allowed to partici-pate due to the pedal tractor thatwas donated was a little on thesmall size. So if anyone has alarger pedal tractor to donate, itwould be greatly appreciated.

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