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Number 16Volume 107April 19, 2012
First Interstate Bank has re-ceived an “outstanding” rating bythe Federal Reserve Bank (FRB)for its efforts in serving low andmoderate income communities.The FRB examines First Inter-state’s community investment pro-gram every two years as part of the federal Community Reinvest-ment Act (CRA). Enacted in 1977,CRA requires banks to meet the
First Interstate Bank receives “Outstanding”rating for community reinvestment efforts
credit needs of the communitiesthey serve, including low and mod-erate income communities. Only10 percent of FRB banks are rated“outstanding,” which is the highestpossible CRA rating the FRB cangive. First Interstate has a longhistory of receiving “outstanding”ratings. According to First InterstateBancSystem, Inc. President andCEO Ed Garding, “Communityreinvestment is an integral part of our values and vision here at FirstInterstate. We are committed todelivering the highest standard of customer service and products toall of the communities we serve.”During its exam, the FRB re-views First Interstate’s lending, in-vestment, and services providedthroughout Montana, Wyoming,and South Dakota. The “outstand-ing” rating means that First Inter-state has an excellent distributionof loans among low and moderateincome areas and people, has beenvery responsive to the convenienceand service needs of its communi-ties, and has actively invested inthe community and economic revi-talization efforts in its servicearea.First Interstate Bank is a com-munity banking organization, op-erating 71 offices throughout Mon-tana, Wyoming, and westernSouth Dakota. A family businesswhose culture is driven by strongcorporate values, First Interstateis committed to exemplary cus-tomer service, exceeding customerexpectations through its productsand services, and supporting thecommunities it serves.Country Schools became part of the landscape when homesteadersbegan to settle this part of thecountry. Every township had one totwo schools depending on the num-ber of children and how spread outthe families were.Kathleen Shull was very kind tosend more information on thePleasant Ridge School and theteachers and students who begantheir education in a school house onthe prairie in Ash Township 53,Township 3 N 16 E.The first school was built in 1910on Section 29 according to theCounty School Legacy: “Humani-ties on the Frontier.” Kathleen’smother Mary Dilges O’Neill at-tended school there from 1913 to1915. Mary and Elsie Rotter werein the same grade. Other studentswere: Rotters, Pritchards, Pack-mans, Goodsell, Graham andParkins.In 1925 the Pleasant RidgeSchool was rebuilt. Its new loca-tions was now at Section 16 N.W.1/4. The contractor who built thenew school was Bill Marks. The de-sign for the new school came from aplan book and was 22 x 30 and hadan entrance hall. There were eight,four paned windows in the school,six were on the north side and twosmall windows on the west sideand the entry way had two win-dows. The school house was builtout of wood and had a hip shinglesgable roof with one door. The schoolwas painted white and had a coalshed. There was also a cistern fordrinking water and a flag pole.Students who attended the newschool were: Pritchards, Whack-lers, Parris, Goettsch, Schuler,Packman, O’Neill, Hoffman, Bab-cock, Mortensen, Geigle, Knapp,Shull, Rynard, Denke, Goodsell,Clarin, Danley, Todd, Kitterman,Pasco, Kenyon, McGriff, Lurz andHuether. At recess and when lunch wasover students would play pom-pompullaway, Annie Over, tag, base-ball, Red Rover, Simon say, Redlight Green light, drop the hand-kerchief, and pick-up sticks. Theschool also had a swing and ateeter totter. Games played in thewinter time were: Fox and Goose,King of the Mountain and thosedreaded but so loved snow ballfights. Indoor winter games con-sisted of button-button, hide thethimble, gossip and hangmanplayed on the blackboard.Kathleen attended the PleasantRidge School from 1936-1944. Herfirst grade teacher was Ann Con-nelly, Charlotte Roebuck was hersecond grade teacher, Dorothy Is-erman taught her in third grade,fourth grade teacher was RuthChristian, fifth was Thelma Cham-berlain, Emma Richards taughtsixth grade while Lil Shull taughtseventh grade and Winifred Leibytaught Kathleen in eighth grade.Other teachers were: Edith Par-rott, Alvina Freiberg, Hazel Miller,Rosalie Kennedy, Florence Erick-son, Julia Fahrnia, CharlotteEstes, Anges, Mouseau, LeonaWisehart, Kathleen O’Neill, LilySchroeder, Karel Eisenbraun, IvaEisenbraun and Bob Gibson.Some of the students who at-tended school with Kathleen were:Walt, Jim, Maurice, Colleen, Rayand Lorna Hoffman; LaverneSylvia; Marilyn, Leonard, Eugeneand Norman Schuler; Harold,Irene, George and CarolynMortensen; Eileen, Alton, Gordonand Shirley Babcock; Georgia Kit-terman; Gale, Todd, Verna andGene Platt; Adella, Daniel and Alice Denke; Jim Leiby; EwaldHuether; Morris (Ting) Danley,Neal Lurz; Patricia Shull and Mar-ilyn O’Neill.Every year the county wouldhold a YCL convention. Schoolswould send in their original arti-cles that the children from eachschool would contribute. Therewere pictures, poems, stories andriddles. The articles that werepicked were put into a book calledthe Tomahawk.Pie socials, box lunches and pro-grams were always the highlight of the school year. The school housewas also used for elections.In 1936, the Creighton Hall wasfinished. The Pleasant Ridgeschool was the first to use thestage. Ann Connelly was theteacher that year. After high school Kathleen cameback and taught from 48 - 54. Herfirst winter just so happened to bethe year of the big blizzard. Herstudents were: Lavern Schuler;Ewald Huether; NormaMortensen, Marilyn Schuler, Den-nis Kenyon, Dorothy Geigle, LornaHoffman, Gladys Schuler, KennyKenyon and Verna Huether.The last year that Kathleentaught at the school was 1953-1954. Her students were: eighthgraders Dennis Kenyon andDorothy Geigle, sixth grade wasKenny Kenyon and VernaHuether, fourth grade was Nor-man Geigle, Goldie Geigle andMarilyn Schuler and third graderGarry Kenyon. That year the YCLproject was on conservation andthe school won for the scrap bookthat they had made. As Mrs. Mary O’Neill wrote onJuly 15, 1981, “Its sad to see theseold school houses empty and for-lorn.”President Scot Eisenbraun calledthe Wall School Board meeting toorder on Wednesday, April 11.Mary Williams asked to have theteacher appreciation supper movedinto executive session. The boardapproved.Board approved consent agendafor: Minutes of March 14, boardmeeting, April claims and resigna-tion from Dan Hauk as Assistant Volleyball Coach, with regret.Eisenbraun and Pam Johnsonopened four bids for painting thePower House. After making surethe bids met all requirements andhearing from Kris Kitterman theboard voted to move the issue downthe agenda to other.The board approved to send a let-ter to Jan Bielmaier to lease 10acres of school land to him for$21.50 per acre.Resolution 12-4 pertaining toSDHSAA membership was ap-proved. Superintendent DennisRieckman explained without join-ing SDHSAA, schools would not beallowed to play in play-off, region,district or state sports.Elementary report was given byChuck Sykora. The elementary andBig White are finishing up theDakota Step test this week. Thetest results will be out this sum-mer. Kindergarten screening willtake place on Friday, April 13.There are 17 children scheduled forthe screening and Sykora saidthere is 21 signed up for kinder-garten this fall. Title One and Con-solidation surveys have been sentout. Sykora will either e-mail ormail out the survey to 7-12 parents.He is asking for the surveys to beback at school by April 16, so hecan complete the consolidated ap-plication. The Blue Ribbon applica-tion is in the first tier of review and
The Power House will receive a new coat of primer and paint this summer. The Wall School boardopened bids and will annouce the winner at a later date after all bids have been reviewed.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
the next review will begin in May.The school won’t find out until thisfall if they have been accepted as aBlue Ribbon School.Business Manager Niki Mohrannounced that the school willhold an election with the county onTuesday, June 5. Board members,Johnson, Eisenbraun, Todd Traskand Angela Lytle will have theirnames on the ballot. Mohr re-ported that Health Insurance hasincreased by 2.5 percent. Mohr willbe attending Business Managerand Impact Aid meeting in Pierreon April 24-26. She will also beworking on the 2013 budget andwill have it at the May meeting.Superintendent/7-12 PrincipalRieckman reported that the Cham-ber Banquet will he held on Fri-day, April 20. He will be unable toattend but encourages board mem-bers to attend. Rieckman informedthe board that the Kadoka Schoolwill try to come up with $500 foreach gymnastic athlete fromKadoka and $1,000 in gas allot-ment. The Building Committeehas met to discuss removing thenorthwest corner of bleachers atthe old gym so the new gymnasticfloor can be stored in the corneryear around. A quote for fencingthe football field was passedaround. Rieckman noted the fencewill be made out of two non-barbwire and will cover all four sides.He feels the sooner done the bet-ter. A motion to fence the footballfield was approved. Rieckman re-ported the Wall School has piggy-backed off of Lake Central Schoolto purchase a new school bus. Thecost of the bus is $82,561.00 sightunseen. It sits 47 and will be deliv-ered to Wall by July 1. The old busis 10 years old and has 90,000miles. The board discussedwhether they should advertise tosell the bus themselves or take the$13,500 trade-in. Rieckman will dosome research to see what theschool can do to sell the bus. A mo-tion to accept the bid from LakeCentral School District for the newbus was approved. Tuesday, May15 the school will hold their aca-demic and sports award night atthe school. Sloppy Joes, chips,drinks and brownies will beserved. The board gave their con-sensus to proceed with this plan. An updated list of Capital Outlayitems to be purchased was handedout. The board and Rieckman thenreviewed the list which includesthe possibility of purchasing acamera system for the PowerHouse, computers, carpet to be laidfrom the front door to the pop ma-chines, a new copy machine, classroom needs, track needs, footballhelmets, new volleyball uniforms,painting the Power House and thenew school bus. The cost of pur-chasing these items would come toaround $300,000.The board approved to enter intoExecutive Session for the purposeof discussing personnel and nego-tiations according to SDCL 1-25-2.The board entered out of Execu-tive Session and approved to holdthe teachers appreciation supperon Thursday, May 24 at the golf course. The board also approved2012-2013 negotiations, to offercertified contracts with new nego-tiated amounts/benefits and tooffer contracts to administrationand non-certified staff. The boardalso approved to table bids forpainting the Power House untilfurther review. With no other busi-ness the meeting was adjourned.
Wall School Board tablesPower House painting bids
More on Pleasant Ridge School
First Interstate Bank in Wall was one of the banks to receive anOutstanding rating by the Federal Reserve Bank.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
Pleasant Ridge School in 1938. The special occasion is MarilynO’Neill’s seventh birthday in October. The school hiked to theO’Neill’s to celebrate. Pictured back row from left to right ... Mau-rice Danley, Ronald Hoffman, Georgia Kitterman, IreneMortensen and Eileen Babcock. Front row from left to right ...Kathleen O’Neill, Colleen Hoffman, Gene Platt, Gale Todd, Mari-lyn O’Neill, Verna Platt and George Mortensen.
~Courtesy Photos
Students having a snowballfight in 1948. The roof of thecoal shed is in the back-ground.The first Pleasant Ridgeschool bus. Leonard, Eugeneand Norman Schuler wouldpick up Kathleen and MarilynO’Neill and head off to school.
The South Dakota Departmentof Transportation, in collaborationwith Pennington County, will holdpublic open houses as part of theConnecting Hills and Plains Study(CHAPS) to gather public input forhelp in developing the PenningtonCounty Master TransportationPlan. These open house publicmeetings will be held at 5:30 p.m.on the following dates and loca-tions:•April 16th, Wall CommunityCenter, 501 Main Street, Wall.•April 17th, Hill City City Hall,243 Deerfield Road, Hill City.•April 18th, Pennington CountyCourthouse, 315 Saint JosephStreet, Rapid City.CHAPS will address a full rangeof transportation options and is-sues, including pedestrian, bicycle,transit, freight, and automobile.Initial public meetings were held inOctober of 2011 to solicit input onneeded improvements, and theproject team has now developed alist of potential transportation im-provement projects for public re-view and comment. The purpose of these public meetings is to presentand gather public comments on adraft long-range, multimodal planto provide a blueprint to addressthe future transportation needs of Pennington County. Potential proj-ects include paving of gravel roads,intersection enhancements, and bi-cycle/pedestrian accommodations.For those who cannot attend anyof the meetings or desire addi-tional information on the study, in-formation will be made availableonline after the meetings athttp://www.sddot.com/pe/projdev/planning_ss_pennco.asp.The meetings will be held from5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the locationsindicated. A brief, summarizingpresentation will be made at ap-proximately 5:45 p.m. followed byan open house discussion withSDDOT, County, and Consultantstaff. The opportunity to presentwritten comments will be pro-vided. Written comments will beaccepted until May 4, 2012.Notice is further given to indi-viduals with disabilities that thispublic meeting is being held in aphysically accessible place. Pleasenotify the SDDOT ADA Coordina-tor within 48 hours of the publicmeeting if you have special needsfor which this agency will need tomake arrangements. The tele-phone number for making specialarrangements is 605-773-3540 or1-800-877-1113 (Telecommunica-tion Relay Services for the Deaf).For more information, contactSteve Gramm, Data Analysis En-gineer, at (605) 773-6641 or by e-mail at steve.gramm@state.sd.us.
Department of Transportation and PenningtonCounty seek public input into PenningtonCounty Transportation Plan Study
CorrectionShelby Ruland’s name wasinadvertently left off the Prin-cipals honor roll list for thethird quarter. Shelby is a fifthgrader at the Wall School.Sorry for any inconveniencethis may have caused.
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Megan Riggs was just like manyother people in their late twenties:bright, ambitious, and full of life.She earned Bachelor degrees inForensic Science and Biology, witha minor in Chemistry. Riggsstarted working and building hercareer. In her spare time, she pur-sued her passion, competitive ball-room dancing.In January of 2008, Riggs had amajor depressive episode. Her ill-ness caused her to lose her job, andfinancial struggles resulted. Riggsqualified for Social Security dis-ability benefits. The monthly pay-ments helped keep her afloat fi-nancially, but even then she hadthe desire to work again. Knowingshe would need help returning towork, she looked to Social Secu-rity’s “Ticket to Work” programand other work incentives for sup-port on her path back toward self-sufficiency.Riggs learned that the Ticketprogram was free, voluntary, anddesigned specifically for adultswho receive disability benefitsthrough Social Security. She de-cided the program was a good fitfor her, as it would help her find acareer that could lead to a brighterfuture.Once Riggs made her choice toparticipate in the Ticket to Workprogram, she decided to work withan Employment Network (EN)that provides employment supportand guidance. The EN helpedRiggs develop a plan to achieve herwork goals and offered advice oncareer building, job placement,training, and counseling. “I couldtry work,” said Riggs. “I knew Iwasn't going to be on my own.”Using her Ticket, she was ableto test her abilities, build her con-fidence, and continue to receiveher benefits while working towardbecoming fully self-sufficient.Through Social Security’s work in-centives, she maintained herhealth care coverage, which gaveher peace of mind.Riggs found stable employment. As a result of her hard work, shenow works as a document controlspecialist, earning more moneythan she received on disabilitybenefits.The Ticket to Work programhelped Riggs achieve a more fulfill-ing life by helping her regain thesatisfaction of work. She now en- joys working, reading, spendingtime with her Cocker Spaniels,and has even been able to returnto competitive ballroom dancing.With the Ticket to Work, I've re-ceived the tools to excel and thehelp of people to keep me going.”Thousands of Social Securitybeneficiaries like Megan Riggshave earned more money, beguncareers, learned new skills, andmet new people through the Ticketto Work program.If you’re disabled and ready tochange your life through work, thisprogram may be the ticket for you,too. To learn more, visit www.so-cialsecurity.gov/work.Kathy Petersen is a public af-fairs specialist for Social Security,Denver Region. You can write herc/o Social Security Administration,605 Main, Suite 201, Rapid City,SD, 57701 or via e-mail at kathy.petersen@ssa.gov.
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 April National Volunteer Month,and during the month, 4-H alumswill have an opportunity to saythank you to their former 4-H lead-ers for the impact they had ontheir young lives. The 4-H LeaderTribute Campaign provides thatopportunity. Those who donate tothe campaign will be able to recog-nize their former leader, share afavorite memory about that leaderand also provide critical resourcesneeded for future 4-H volunteertraining.Former 4-Her might not alwaysremember the name of the clubthey were in but they never forgetthe name of their 4-H leader. Therelationship between a youth anda 4-H volunteer is a bond like noother,” indicates Audrey Rider, 4-H Youth Leadership Field Special-ist.“4-H leaders looked over ourshoulders and guided us on ourfirst 4-H projects; they gave us en-couragement during our firstdemonstrations. They shared ourtriumphs and our disappoint-ments,” said Mary Ellen Aamot, aformer 4–H club member and re-
4-H Leaders honored by tributesduring National Volunteer month
tired SDSU 4-H Specialist. And, the 4-H program does notoperate without them. SouthDakota 4-H is delivered through anetwork of 3,500 volunteers sup-ported by thirty-one county 4-H Youth Program Advisors acrossthe state. Together they reachnearly 9,000 youth in communityclubs and thousands more in other4-H activities. A typical volunteereasily gives 10 hours a month.Even using a modest $10 an hourrate, their “job value” to 4-H andSDSU Extension tops $4.2 million.Tributes (by an individual, 4-Hclub or group) will be listed on a“virtual” 4-H Leader Tribute Wallon the 4-H Foundation website.The name of the volunteer andtheir club will be displayed alongwith the donor and the donor’s fa-vorite memory. A traveling tributewall will be taken to statewide 4-H events and featured at the 2012State Fair in Huron.To make a tribute on-line, go tosd4hfoundation.org and click on 4-H Leader Tribute. For more infor-mation, call the South Dakota 4-HFoundation at 605-688-4943 or e-mail lanell.quam@sdstate.edu.The 2012 Black Hills WholisticHealth Expo is Saturday, April 28and Sunday, April 29 at the Rush-more Plaza Civic Center. There willbe dozens of booths showcasing al-ternative health care providers andbusinesses from around the BlackHills region and beyond. The 2012Expo is the fourth such event spon-sored by the Wholistic Health Soci-ety of the Black Hills (WHS), andfor the first time admission to theExpo is free.Throughout the weekend Expoguests will have he opportunity toattend presentations and demon-strations on such topics as “Defen-sive Grocery Shopping,” “Healingwithin,” “Energetic Healing WithReiki” and “Acupuncture/Acupres-sure for Stress Relief.”This is free admission event andall interested people are welcome.Children 12 and younger must beaccompanied by an adult. Speakerpresentations throughout the daysof the Expo are also free. A very special event is scheduledSaturday, evening from 6 to 8 p.m.Bobby Marchesso will be conduct-
Alternative and complementaryhealth expo April 28 and 29
ing a Spirit Gallery/Workshop.Bobby Marchesso is a well-knownmedian, recognized nationally andinternationally for his metaphysi-cal work. He is also rememberedlocally in part, for his former ca-reer as a television newscaster andweather man.The Black Hills is home to agreat variety of alternative andcomplementary health careproviders and businesses. Learnmore in one easy visit! Expo hoursare Saturday, April 28 from 10a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday, April 29from 10 a.m., until 5 p.m. Speakerpresentations will begin at 11 a.m.each day. A complete schedule of speakers will be available as theExpo draws nearer.The mission of the WHS is to“provide public education regard-ing alternative/complementaryhealth care and wholistic healthpractitioners in the Black Hills re-gion.” More about The WholisticHealth Society of the Black Hillscan be found online at www.black-hillswhs.com.The Wall Writers Group meetsSaturday, April 21, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., at 416 Sixth Avenue,Wall.The first hour of the meeting isspent sharing something alreadywritten. This can be on the selectedtopics for April: (a) Childhoodaround the kitchen table or (b)What is in the sack?Writers can also bring somethingelse they have written to share if they do not wish to write on one of the assigned topics. No formal cri-tique is given of the writings unlessthe author requests it. Arrange-ments can be made with other writ-
Wall area writers tomeet this Saturday
ers for such critiques outside themeeting.On a short break, coffee andtreats are served. Then during thesecond hour of the April meeting,discussion and writing will be onthe topic “Hedging the Truth inWriting Your Memoirs.”No dues or fees are required toparticipate in the Wall WritersGroup. The only requirements arethat anyone interested in writingis welcome to write, share andhave fun.If you have any questions, pleasecontact Linda at (605) 786-6937 orDave at (605) 279-2952.
Ruland Arena rifle winner and runner-ups. From left to right ...Levi Knutson, rifle winner Corey Elshere, Troy Richter, ColbyCrago, Shaun Ruland and Levi Hapney.
~Courtesy Photo
Ruland Arena held a Rifle andIncentive Draw Pot roping on Sat-urday, April 7.Rifle Roping, rope with a part-ner and draw four more had 16teams. Fast time - LeviHapney/Cory Elshere - 5.67. Win-ners: First - Cory Elshere on fourhead - 31.92, Second - Levi Hapneyon four head - 34.62, Third - DaleCale Cahoy on four head - 39.76,Fourth - Colby Crago on threehead - 21.90, Fifth - Troy Richteron three head - 27.39 and Sixth -Shaun Ruland on three head -27.81.Incentive Draw Pot - 64 teams.Fast time Tim Nelson/Tucker Mc-Daniel - 6.29. Winners: First -Kenny Fox/Caleb Crew - 22.88,Second - Levi Knutson/Shaun Ru-land - 22.98, Third - Levi Hapney/Jim Selchert - 23.11, Fourth - JimSelchert/Jade Nelson - 24.27 andFifth - Kelsi Schnose/CoreyElshere - 28.96.
Ruland Arena, LLCholds rifle roping
 A statewide tornado drill will beconducted for South Dakota by theNational Weather Service between9:00 and 9:30 a.m., MDT (10:00 and10:30 am CDT) on Wednesday, April 25. Because the exercise isused to ensure communicationsand warning systems are function-ing properly before storm season,people will see and hear the alertsused for tornadoes.Outdoor warning sirens will besounded in many towns. The sirensmay not be heard inside homes andoffice buildings, as they are in-tended to alert people who are out-
Tornado warning systems tobe test Wednesday, April 25
doors away from radio or TV.The drill will also include activa-tion of the Emergency Alert Sys-tem, which will interrupt localmedia broadcasts. The publicshould be aware that the scroll ontelevision will look like a realwarning, while the audio will beidentified as a test.Local emergency response agen-cies may practice their responseprocedures and schools will con-duct safety drills for their stu-dents.Individuals do not need to takeany action during the drill, butthey are encouraged to make plansto protect themselves and theirfamilies before storms develop.Don’t wait until the storm isheaded toward you as there won’tbe time. Information about stormsafety is available from countyemergency management offices orvisit the following web sites: TheRapid City National WeatherService at www.weather.gov/rapid-city, Black Hills Chapter of the American Red Cross atwww.blackhillsredcross.org, andthe South Dakota Department of Health at www.bReadySD.com.
Work begins on Interstate 90near Wasta and Wall
On Tuesday, April 17, crews willbegin work on the Interstate 90bridges over the Cheyenne Rivernear Wasta.Work will next move to thebridges on I-90 over the DM&Erailroad near Wall.Lane closures will be set up inboth directions of travel nearWasta to complete profile grindingand epoxy chip-seal coating on theCheyenne River bridges.The same operation will move tothe bridges at Wall and tentativelybegin Thursday, April 19. A 12-foot width restriction willbe in place for the bridge work. Ve-hicles over 12-ft. wide will berouted onto Highway 44 betweenExit 61 (at Rapid City) and Exit192 (at Murdo). The width restric-tion will be in effect until July 31.The speed limit on I-90 in thework zones will be reduced to 65mph and further reduced to 45mph when workers are present.Motorists are reminded thatfines are double in work zones, anddrivers should be aware of slowingtraffic, construction equipmentand workers.For more information, contactBrenda Flottmeyer with the De-partment of Transportation at 605-394-1638.
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Sports & Area News
Pennington County Courant • April 19, 2012•
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. Trey Richter won his firstsaddle on Sunday, April 1, (no fool-ing) in Rapid City at the EventsCenter located at the CentralStates Fairgrounds.Richter entered the #4 ropingwith Levy Lord. There were 280teams and Lord and Richter cameback to the short round fifth highcall.The pair won Cactus TrophySaddles, Fast Back Rope Sponsor-ship and cash.This is the first saddle thatRichter has won.Richter participates in golf andbelongs to the high school rodeoclub.He is a Junior at Wall HighSchool and is the son of Troy andDawn Richter of Quinn.Other winners in the #4 ropingwere Larry Ruland who came insecond with his partner LorenCuny while another local roperBruce Berry placed with his part-ner Rocky Tibbs.
Trey Richter with the new saddle he won at the Wrangler TeamRoping Championship.
~Courtesy Photo
Richter wins saddle
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The Wall School Golf Invita-tional was held on Friday, April13. The tournament was played atthe Wall Golf Course and began at9:30 a.m.Each entry shot 18 holes and
each team was allowed four golfersper team in each division.Winners for the Wall team were:
 Autumn Schulz - First - 85, Alyssa Ermish - Fourth - 101. Theteam of Schulz, Ermish and Jen-nifer Green also took first placewith a score of 289.
Lane Hustead - First 76, LesWilliams - Second - 79. The teamof Hustead, Williams, CJ Schulzand Ryder Wilson took first placewith a score of 251.
Schulz and Hustead win golf invite at Wall Golf course
Autumn Schulz checking outher shot during the WallSchool golf invite held on Fri-day, April 13.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
Lane Hustead preparing to teeoff during the Wall School golf invite held on Friday, April 13.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
Subway Athletes  for the week of April 9 
 Tayah HuetherGirls Track Alyssa ErmishGirls Golf David Sykora Boys Golf Chavis ShullBoys Track 
A great idea for do-it-yourselfers
Warm weather is here! And fordo-it-yourselfers this means it’stime to get cracking on home reno-vations. If you’re planning a projectthat requires lumber, consider for-going newly cut wood for somethingwith a bit more history.“Salvaged lumber is old growthwood, which means it’s stronger,has tighter grains, and looks betterthan newer wood,” says MerrittFine, owner of M. Fine LumberCompany in New York City, whichhas been reclaiming lumber fromdemolition sites for 75 years.
 You never know what could happen when playing volleyball,maybe a little dancing while waiting to hit the ball!!! The Commu-nity Players vs the Wall High School seniors were among thegames played at the football fundraiser held on April 12, in theschool gym. Despite all their hard efforts the seniors lost to theCommunity Players.
~Photos Laurie Hindman
Football fundraiser host ball games
Dean Schulz shoots fromdowntown to make a three-pointer during a game heldagainst the National Guardgame. The local basketballteam was leading the gamebut the guards with a little helpfrom the refs and scorekeep-ers tied the game and sent itinto overtime. The two teamsplayed during the footballfundraiser held on Thursday,April 12, at the school gym.
Whether you’re redoing yourfloors or building furniture, you’llbe giving your project historicalvalue and a totally unique lookwith recycled lumber. You’ll alsobe making an environmentally re-sponsible choice -- a win-win situ-ation.
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