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The Bison Courier, May 3, 2012

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Bison Courier
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison SchoolDistrict APublication of Ravellette Publications, Inc.
 P.O.Box 429 • Bison, SouthDakota 57620-0429  Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198 
Volume 29Number 46May 3, 2012
Includes Tax
s & Happenings
“Pearls for a Princess”
Mother/Daughter Banquet, Sat. May 12 ~5:30 pm ~ Reva Hall. (Hosted bySlim Buttes Free Lutheran Church)Come wearing your favorite pearlnecklace! $5.00 for adults for theBanquet. For more info call Normaat 375-3651 or Linda at 866-4685.
Galloway Cemetery
meeting atthe Fire Hall in Meadow, May 10,2012. Please send contributions tohelp defray expenses to Jerry Mar-tin 19596 HWY20, Meadow, SD57644.
Come out and meet Carter Lem-burg
son of Nicole and Hadley Lem-burg on May 12 from 2 - 4 p.m. foran open house baby shower at thehome of Grandpa and GrandmaLemburg.
Please remember to keep votingfor Jessica Johnson
who is com-peting in the "Rising Star of theWest" scholarship competition. Youcan vote once each day on each com-puter without registering. The stepsinclude: 1.) Go to www.blackhills-fox.com 2.) Type Jessica Johnson'sname in the "Search" box in theupper right-hand corner of thescreen 3.) Scroll down and "click" onany news story about Jessica 4.)Click on the "Rising Star of theWest" Box on the right side of thescreen 5.) Click on "View Entries" atthe top of the screen 6.) You will,then, be able to listen to all of thepresentations 7.) You can vote forJessica and the other contestantswith one being the lowest score andten being the highest score. Pleasekeep voting--(every day)--as Jessicawill be on again at the end of thisweek and, then, for another twoweeks after that. Thank you somuch for taking the time to vote forJessica, as your VOTES are very IM-PORTANT!
Paint Ball Blast
at LeGrandeScotch Cap Ranch Saturday May 12,2012, 10 - 4. Cost $25.00 per person.Equipment and lunch provided.Waiver & Release required, for moreinformation call 605-244-5946.
Under Water Enchantment
Prom 2012
Shaley Lensegrav and Christian Wolff were crowned Prom Kingand Queen
For nearly 50 years Dan Baum-garten has served the Lemmonarea as banker and bank presi-dent. On June 29 Dan will retirefrom Dacotah Bank. Travis Ellisonhas been named the incomingmarket president and will assumehis new role July 2. GarrettSchweitzer of Lemmon has beenhired to assume the position of agricultural banker and will joinHeather Wenner, agriculturalbanker, to serve producers in theLemmon and Bison areas.Dan graduated from LemmonHigh School and received a busi-ness degree from the AberdeenSchool of Commerce in Aberdeen,SD. In January 1963 he was hiredby Carney Peterson in Lemmon asa bank bookkeeper and he eventu-ally took a position with the insur-ance department. Later, Dan be-came an agricultural banker serv-ing local farmers and ranchers. OnOctober 30, 1990 Baumgarten wasnamed the bank’s president serv-ing in that capacity since. He suc-ceeded Stan Petersen who hadpassed away.When asked about the most no-table changes in banking duringhis career he reflected on the erawhen loan rates were “21% and wehad to review loans every sixmonths. Banking regulationstoday have made it more difficultto serve customers the way weused to,” he said. Technology hasalso changed over the years.“When I started in banking wehad an adding machine, then wegot a calculator. Today we havecomputers, online banking, andmany things people hadn’tdreamed of years ago.” As to the present and futureprospects for Lemmon? “Thingsare looking good and we are re-bounding as young people moveback home. We have a new seniorcitizens center, a new communitycenter, and new motel.” Dan isvery proud of Lemmon’s honor asSouth Dakota’s Small Communityof the Year as recognized by Gov-ernor Dennis Daugaard and theSD Office of Economic Develop-ment.Then named the Bank of Lem-mon, Dacotah Bank’s holding com-pany acquired the Lemmon andBison locations in 1969. Accordingto the Dacotah Bank history book,Baumgarten was named to thebank’s board of directors in Janu-ary of 1970. He and his wife Jeanlive in Lemmon as do two of theirchildren, Chad and LaRae. Theirdaughter Danelle lives in MilesCity, MT, and three children live inRapid City; Kaylyn, Delvin, andLance.Rod Fouberg, chairman of Daco-tah Banks, Inc. board of directors,commented on Dan’s career withthe firm. “Dan has been a steadyand influential contributor to thegrowth success of Dacotah Bankfor over 40 years. Many of ussought his advice and we will misshis thoughtful common sense ap-proach and his deep understand-ing of our industry and our cus-tomers.”The company’s president andchief executive officer (CEO),Richard Westra, recognized Baum-garten for his community focus.“Throughout his career in theLemmon community, Dan hasmade a positive difference overand over again with the many cus-tomers he has been able to serve.He has built a positive and consis-tent culture for our bank aroundservice to his community.” Thecompany and community are plan-ning a recognition event for Dan inlate June.Travis Ellison is also a native tothe Lemmon area and was raisedon a cattle and small grain farm.
continued on page 2 
Retirement, promotion, and new careerannounced at Dacotah Bank
Friends helping friends benefit for Mary Lee Hathaway
The Red Hatters hosted a benefit for Mary Lee Hathaway onSaturday evening. Mary Lee has Lung cancer she is takingChemotherapy and will continue through the summer. Thankyou to John Peck and Keith Hanson, Jr. for your auctioningservices and the Bison Area Mens Club for your help.Pictured above: Susan Carmichael, Linda Hanson, JoAnneSeim, Sherry Jackson, Mary Lee Hathaway and Alice Wishard.The account at Dacotah Bank is still open for anyone whowould still like to donate. Matching funds provided by ThriventHarding Perkins County Chapter 30416.
Page 2 • The Bison Courier •
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Periodicals Postage Paid at Bison, SD 57620POSTAL PERMIT #009-944
Published weekly every Thursday by Ravellette Publ., Inc.at POBox 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)
Send address changes to The Bison Courier, POBox 429, Bison SD 57620-0429
Display and Classified Advertising: Mon-days at 12:00 p.m. Legals: Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Don Ravellette
News/Office Manager:
Arlis Seim
Ad Sales:
Beth Hulm (244-5231),beth@sdplains.com
Ravellette Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Nothing may bereprinted, photocopied or in any way reproduced from this publication, in whole orin part, without the written consent of the publisher.
Dr. Jason M. HafnerDr. David J. Prosser
Faith Clinic
Every 1st Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
Every 3rd Wed. of themonth
Nutrition SiteMenu
Thursday, May 10
Grd beef & green bean casserolepotato roundsbanana
Friday, May 11
Chicken & dressingbaked squashharvest beets jello w/fruit cocktail
Monday, May 14
Beef & noodlesseasoned spinachcrunchy cranberry saladpeaches
Tuesday, May 15
Cider-braised pork chopscountry time mac saladbroccoli & cauliflowerapplesauce
Wednesday, May 16
Roast beefmashed potatoes w/gravylima beansorange
Serving the West River area since 1912
Evanson Jensen Funeral Homes
“Funeral Homes of Caring”
Lemmon • 605-374-3805 Hettinger • 701-567-2522Elgin 701-584-2644 Mott 701-824-2693Toll Free • 1-800-643-9165
Norma’s Garden Center
Shop for Mother’s DayBedding Plants, Onion PlantsWe have Gift Certificates
107 1st Ave W • Lemmon
 O p e n i n g i n  M a y
USDAFarm Service Agency(FSA) State Executive DirectorCraig Schaunaman, reminds pro-ducers that the annual crop certi-fication deadline is July 15, 2012.Producers who file accurate andtimely reports for all crops andland uses, including preventedplanted and failed acreage canprevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits."I encourage all producers tocontact their local FSAoffice tomake an appointment to file theirannual acreage report by the July15th deadline in order to complywith FSAprogram eligibility re-quirements," said Schaunaman.South Dakota FSAoffices nolonger mail appointment cardsand maps to producers for acreagereporting purposes. Producers areresponsible for contacting theirlocal FSAoffice to set up an ap-pointment to file their 2012acreage report. Hard copy mapswill be provided to the producer atthe time the acreage report is filed.Producers wishing to obtain digi-tal color copies of their respectivemaps are encouraged to providetheir e-mail address or a new jumpdrive to their local FSAoffice to fa-cilitate the request for digitalmaps.Producers are also reminded toreport crop losses insured throughFederal Crop Insurance and theNoninsured Crop Disaster Assis-tance Program (NAP) within 15days of the disaster or as soon asthe loss is apparent. Additional information aboutthe acreage reporting process orprograms administered by FSA may be obtained by contactingyour local FSAoffice or on the webat www.fsa.usda.gov.
FSAcrop certificationdeadline is July 15th
I wish to thank my family for taking timeduring such a busyseason to help mecelebrate my 80thbirthday. Also a bigthank you to everybody for the gifts, cards, phonecalls, hugs and personal  greetings. It has been anoccasion that I will remember always.God Bless You All  Joyce Veal 
Photo by Kristen Seidel and Frame that was made by KeithHulm.
Hathaway benefit item
in Hettinger. He is a former presi-dent of the Lemmon Area andCharitable Economic DevelopmentCorporation and graduated fromthe 6th class of South Dakota Agand Rural Leadership (SDARL)program in March this year.Travis and his wife Carol live inLemmon with their three children; Amber, Jake, and Chance. He canbe reached at (605) 374-3853 byphone or by email at HYPER-LINK "mailto:travis.ellison@daco-tahbank.com" TRAVIS.ELLI-SON@DACOTAHBANK.COM.Before joining Dacotah Bank,Schweitzer was with the U.S. De-partment of Agriculture as a soilconservationist. “Garrett’s workwith local farmers and ranchers inCorson, Dewey, and Perkins Coun-ties in South Dakota and SiouxCounty in North Dakota will servehim well in his new role,” Baum-garten said. “His background inlivestock analysis and natural re-source management is extensive.”Garrett’s voice is familiar toLemmon area sports fans as hecan be heard broadcasting play-by-play on KBJM Radio. ALemmonnative and resident, he graduatedfrom Lemmon High School in 2002and from South Dakota State Uni-versity at Brookings, SD in 2007with a Bachelor of Science degreein Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.Schweitzer is active in the commu-nity serving as the council presi-dent of the Lemmon City Counciland board member on the Lem-mon Area Charitable and Eco-nomic Development board. He wasa Babe Ruth Baseball coach, andis a member of the Lemmon Ma-sonic Lodge, and North AmericanShriners. He can be reached bytelephone at (605) 374-3853 or byemail at HYPERLINK "mailto:garrett.schweitzer@dacotahbank.com" GARRETT.SCHWEITZER@DACOTAHBANK.COM.
Dacotah Bank 
continued from page 1
Prior to joining Dacotah Bank in2004 as an agricultural banker,Travis performed the same rolewith Farm Credit Services andWells Fargo in Bismarck.Following graduation from Lem-mon High School, Ellison earnedan Associate of Arts degree inFarm and Ranch Managementand a Bachelor of Science degreein business administration fromDickinson State University atDickinson. He also earned hisMaster’s in management from theUniversity of Mary at Bismarck.In 2006 Travis completed the American Bankers Association’sGraduate School of Banking pro-gram at the University of Col-orado, Boulder, CO.Travis has been very active incommunity service including hiscurrent position as board memberfor the West River Medical Center
America’s high schoolgraduation rate ranks19th in the world. (Fortyyears ago, we werenumber one.)
Lines from the bookshelf
The Bison Courier •
Thursday, May 3, 2012
• Page 3
Providing quality care in ahome-like atmosphere is one of theuppermost goals at Western Hori-zons Care Center (WHCC).Whether resident, staff, or friend – all are considered family.Maybe your neighbor down thestreet moved to the Western Hori-zons Care Center because his dia-betes became unmanageable orthe wife of a friend couldn't walkby herself anymore. Since 1970,Hettinger has had a place for yourloved one to live among family andfriends. Anew face, a new friend, is thatof Marla Archibald, certified phys-ical therapist assistant, recentlyhired to provide the residents withtherapies. She is there to focus onmaintaining and improving physi-cal function. Hospital patients dis-charged with long-term ailmentsare now placed temporarily atWHCC where Marla can helpthem regain their strength. An old friend, Mary Lewton, isthe new director of nurses. Uponbeing asked to name the numberone asset of WHCC, Mary said,“the continuity of care.” We pro-vide a team-based model of careled by the resident’s personalphysician, who provides continu-ous and coordinated care through-out their lifetime. The clinic andhospital are conveniently locatednearby. The continuity of care ishere, in our community, amongfamily and friends.Tammy Wheeler (wife of Scott)is a nurse who works as the “MDS”(Minimum Data Set) assessmentnurse. She has also been instru-mental in organizing a variety of fundraising events for the CareCenter, including a successful soupand sandwich luncheon this pastFebruary. Tammy and her friend, Viola Sprenger from Elgin, madeall the Kneofla soup served. Scottand Tammy have established ahome in Hettinger and after twoyears they are now old friends. Afamiliar face is that of AllenMcIntyre. He came to the boardlast year, filling the vacated posi-tion of Norman Smith. Since com-ing to the position, he has volun-teered to be on the WHCC CapitalCampaign and Community Aware-ness committee. Al's concise opin-ion about WHCC, “We need tomake the community aware of allthe improvements and accom-plishments achieved and that weare qualified to take care of theirloved one.”There are at least 538 federaland state regulations that must befollowed and reviewed annually bya survey team from the statehealth department. The most re-cent survey, in October of 2011,found WHCC scoring well. The sixmeasures cited have been re-solved. WHCC has been consis-tently at or below the state aver-age in survey issues since Febru-ary 2010.Western Horizons Care Centeris ready and able to welcome yourloved one. Thanks to moniesraised from the WHCC CapitalCampaign, new flooring will be in-stalled and ceiling tiles replaced tomake their new home more pleas-ant. Other improvements will bemade as well, once the goal of $200,000 is met. Thanks to thegenerosity of the community,grants and bequests, the cam-paign is well over half way to itsgoal. The newest event planned forthe campaign is:“GETTING SARAMARRIED”performed by Dakota Stage Ltd.,from Bismarck, on Saturday, June9 at the Hettinger High Schoolgym.Getting Sara Married is aptlydubbed “ARiotous Romp of a Rom-Com,” and tells the hilarious taleof an unmarried lawyer in hermid-thirties, much too busy to getinvolved in any romance.We’re family here and we takegreat pride in the mission:“To assist our neighbors inachieving and maintaining theirhighest level of independence in acaring and respectful environ-ment.”
We’re family here!
55th Annual Meeting 
Monday • May 14, 2012Lemmon Armory, Lemmon, SDSupper• 6:00 p.m. • Meeting to follow
Please RSVPto any of our branch locations
Lemmon Bison Faith Hettinger Pierre
374-3380 244-7155 967-2380 701-567-2153 224-4844
Mother’s Day is May 13scarves, jewelry, candles,designer fragrances.Special Mother’s Day cardsby Hallmark and much,much more.We do gift certificates!
Greenhouse coming soon!!
Hat’s off toMOMCheck out this arrangement and many more atThe Flower Box Lemmon374-5911
Mom’s Day 
 By Vi Leonard
Is your spring cleaning done?Do you do spring cleaning any-more? I am afraid I don’t do much,but it is nice to clear away the win-ter clutter and open the windowsand freshen things up. As I lookedon the bookshelves at the Library,I realized that we do have severalbooks with lots of hints and how-to’s for making cleaning easier.“10,001 Hints and Tips for theHome” by DK Publishing is so fullof good information. The index in-cludes chapters on Organizingyour Household, Decorating, cook-ing, and gardening among others.The whole book is full of colorful,short, brief, easy to read articles. As I paged through it, I wasamazed at the wealth of informa-tion, some of it reminded me of things that I already know, andother that made me wonder whydidn’t I think of that!“Heloise From Ato Z” is dividedinto chapters alphabetically, so itis easy to find specific information.It is a 430 page book of hints.Should answer all your questionsabout housekeeping.“Family Circle – Hints, Tips andSmart Advice” is 14 chapters of easy to read, short hints. It hassome chapters on things that theones above don’t, such as “Supermoney savers”, “Kids!, Kids!,Kids!”, “Vacation and travel” and“Beauty secrets”.“Mary Ellen’s Clean House” byMary Ellen Pinkham is “The all-in-one place Encyclopedia of Con-temporary Housekeeping”. It in-cludes eighteen ways to cut clean-ing time and a chapter on smartbuying for your home, which in-cluded appliances, windows, floorand wall coverings, etc. Anotherchapter includes information onmaking your clothes look good.Besides laundry, it includessewing for non-sewers where ittells how to sew a button on prop-erly, sewing badges, iron onpatches and hemming. And thenthere is a chapter that could helpyou save money on service calls forappliances. It is called “Trou-bleshooting for the mechanicallychallenged”. It tells you what tolook for first before you make thatcall. It also tells you how to avoidand handle emergencies. It is easyreading with illustrations. It is notintended to replace a service call,but it might help you avoid an un-necessary one.“Rodale’s Book of Hints, Tipsand Everyday Wisdom” is muchthe same as the other books, buthas more on health, keeping fit,auto advice and even has a chap-ter on pets and backyard livestock.Probably most of you would notsay that cleaning is your favoritething to do, however I do knowsome who could probably havewritten these books. At any rate, aglance through any of the abovebooks will probably give you anidea that will make it easier andfaster. Happy Cleaning!!!
Now Taking Or-ders for 2” to 12”Rainbow Trout
605-642-7435 • 605-892-4776
Trout Farm
The valediction is thespeech delivered by thegraduate with the highestscholastic standing. Thespeechusually expresses the upsand downs the studentshave gone through andprovides a youthful insightof a hopeful future. It alsohas some color of gratitude,commitment andperseverance. I think thebest Valedictorian speechesare those that contain thepersonal goals andinspirations of theValedictorian themselves.

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