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A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc., Philip, South Dakota 57567. The Official Newspaper of Haakon County, South Dakota. Copyright 1981.
Number 45Volume 106June 28, 2012
Range Monitoring
Motor-biking fromNorway
Market Report
Winter Wheat, 12 Pro...........................$6.57Winter Wheat, Any Pro..........................$5.77Spring Wheat, 14 Pro............................$7.46Milo........................................................$5.09Corn.......................................................$5.61Millet...................................................$15.75Sunflowers..........................................$22.00
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by Del Bartels
“It’s More Than a Place ... WestRiver,” is a historical synopsis of the Grindstone area. The book hasbeen released by local resident andnow published author, RubyGabriel.After Gabriel snapped a sunrisesilhouette photo of the Pleasant Valley School building on Christ-mas morning, 2007, her sister com-mented that someone should tellthe stories of the area before thosestories were lost. Within the nextfew months, Gabriel discovered inher father’s desk drawer the his-tory of her country school, thus fur-ther intriguing her sense of history.Soon after that, a King family de-scendent now living out of statevisited the old Dowling Church. Hehad memories of it from when hewas only six years old. Gabriel un-locked the building and allowedhim and his wife in, where the manreminisced. A few weeks later,Gabriel received from him a copy of Bessie King’s old family diary,which contained a wealth of historyon the area. Gabriel set out to bethat someone to tell the stories.The cover of the 100-page bookdisplays the photo that started theproject. The stories inside take thereader back to when the developingcommunity was part of the GreatSioux Reservation. Though thebook’s direction is varied, “every-thing in here goes together,” saidGabriel, who clarified, “I wanted towrite about ranching.” The indexeddocumentation uses old newspaperclippings, mostly from the SouthDakota Historical Society Archives,diaries, local records, cemetery list-ings and recollections of older resi-dents of the Grindstone area.After the research, “I almost feellike I was there when this hap-pened,” said Gabriel. “I just feelGod has lead me to do this. He gaveme a wonderful sunrise, and hegave me these people who were loston the steps of the DowlingChurch.”“I couldn’t gather all the infor-mation and retell the stories of Jamie Leaghton Gilmore betterthan was done by the newspapers,”said Gabriel, who included storiesof Gilmore and three other histori-cal murderers. She noted that thetown of Philip’s namesake, ScottyPhilip, was the executor of theproperty of Mexican Ed, who wasshot dead during a poker game.The information runs the gamutof 710 rabbits being killed during atwo-day hunt, to poetry about theold schoolhouse chalkboard, to obit-uaries of people in the DowlingCommunity Church Cemetery.“There’s a whole section of babiesburied out there. It’s very sad,” saidGabriel. In putting the book to-gether, Gabriel said, “I had a won-derful time. I think if you are goingto be addicted to something, historyis a great thing.”One of the quoted early newspa-pers was The Grindstone Bee. “Thewhole thing was a hoot,” saidGabriel, who found that the paper’sowner, William Henry Bruno,would “publish whenever I feel likeit or have time to waste.” He wouldbarter for payment, but would notaccept prunes. Newspapers wereimportant in the area’s early his-tory because the Homesteading Actrequired potential landowners topublish their stakes in a newspa-per five consecutive times.Gabriel has been asked to holdbook signings, at Stoneville, July21, at Chamberlain where the bookwas printed, and tentatively atUnion Center. She is already work-ing on her next book, about ghosttowns of Meade and Perkins coun-ties.
Ruby Gabriel –published author
by Nancy Haigh
Range monitoring and researchstudies were discussed with atten-dees at the Rangeland Days andSoils Days west of Philip June 19and 20.South Dakota State Universityand National Resources Conserva-tion Service personnel presentedinformation and discussed the find-ings and applications. The adultprogram was held at the Cotton-wood Range and Livestock ReseachStation.Mitch Faulkner, NRCS range-land management specialist fromBelle Fourche, spoke about the use-fulness of monitoring rangelands.By monitoring rangeland theproducer can see how his/her man-agement practices affect vegetationand the soil. The first step is to de-termine your objective, Faulknersaid. The objective could be in-creasing ground cover, changingplant species or their frequency,wildlife habitat, riparian condi-tions, or how livestock utilize thearea.The sites should be recorded atthe same time each year to keep anaccurate record. The time of yearwould be based on a producer’s ob- jectives. Faulkner said if they aremonitoring for plant vigor, orstudying plants in general, early tomid-July would be an ideal time.But if looking for the amount of for-age cover then September or Octo-ber would be best.Faulkner stressed the use of pho-tos in recording the sites. He saidit is easy to forget exactly how asite looked when the monitoringfirst started. An overall landscapepicture of the site should be takenand, if desired, a closeup of theground can be taken. He suggestedwhen doing the ground shots, takeseveral along a 100 foot length andplace an object in the picture forscale.Notes also need to be taken eachtime the site is checked. In addi-tion, data such as precipitation forthe year, infestations and temper-atures should be included.Janna Kincheloe and Ken Olson,both based out of Rapid City’s WestRiver Ag Center, spoke aboutrumen fistulated steers whichSDSU will use for grazing and nu-trition research.Kincheloe, a research technician,explained that personnel will man-ually empty the rumen and thenthe steers will be sent out to graze.She explained that this will allowthe researchers to remove the mat-ter, see the availability of feeds andwhat plants the steers are select-ing. The grasses are then returnedto the rumen for digestion. Also, by removing matter fromthe rumen the researchers cancheck the microbes bacteria,fungi, and protozoa. Kincheloenoted that each type of microbehelps break down the fibers, starchand fats in the feed and they alsoproduce enzymes which further aidin digestion.Kincheloe said the steers will bemoved to McLaughlin and placedin a pasture that has a heavyprairie dog infestation. The studywill check to see if the steers willgraze the fresh sprouted grassesaround the prairie dog town or if they totally leave that area aloneand find grazing elsewhere. At-tached global positioning systemunits will also help track where theanimals graze.Olson, a range beef specialist,and Kincheloe took the groupthrough the cannulating process.The animals are not harmed by theprocess in which a veterinariansurgically installs the cannulas.The animals are closely watcheduntil the area heals, at which timethey are placed on pastures.Roger Gates, range specialist atthe WRAC, took the group southinto bordering pastures to reviewgrazing efficiency and profitabilityof pastures.Gates noted that an ongoingstocking rate study has been con-ducted since 1943. The study fo-cuses on low to high stocking lev-els, which then reflect excellent,food and low-fair range conditions,
Range monitoring, research outlined
Janna Kincheloe, research technician,explains the cannula to producers atthe Cottonwood Research Station.
Photo by Nancy Haigh
Mitch Faulkner, front, discusses rangeland monitoring with producers at the Rangeland Days held at the Cottonwood Rangeand Livestock Research Station west of Philip last week.
Photo by Nancy Haigh
by Nancy Haigh
The annual budget processbegan Tuesday, June 19, for theHaakon County commissioners.Haakon County Auditor PatFreeman and the commission re-viewed a detailed revenue work-sheet. Noted were the losses, suchas the funds for the veterans serv-ice office salary and postage for theExtension office. There had beenincreases in some funds though. A bit of good news was the SouthDakota Department of Revenue’sreport that counties can use a threepercent consumer price index onproperty taxes, along with anygrowth within the county. Directorof Equalization Toni Rhodes is notyet certified to assess taxes onproperty, but could possibly be be-fore the deadline for assessments.The board of commissioners nextmeeting is their regular monthlymeeting, Tuesday, July 3 at 1:00p.m.
Commissionbegins 2013budgeting
At a special Jackson Countycommissioner’s meeting at 8:00p.m., Friday, June 29, the commis-sioners will seek public opinion re-garding the fate of the county’sdrivers licensing service.Should Jackson County continueproviding the service, or discon-tinue it? Input will be taken fromsurrounding counties as well.Since the county entered into theagreement with the South DakotaDepartment of Public Safety in2004, many of the statewide serv-ices have been reduced or elimi-nated across the state. JacksonCounty receives five dollars per li-cense fee and the workload has in-creased throughout the years. Thecounty is considering hiring addi-tional staff for the increased work-load.People travel a long distance toobtain their licenses in JacksonCounty. The service is currentlyavailable Monday through Friday.The next nearest places to renew orobtain a license is Murdo, Missionor Martin. These sites offer theservice only on specific days.The state has denied JacksonCounty’s request for allowing thecounty to retain one-half of the li-cense fee. According to a legal no-tice, “If funding is not found, thecommissioners are considering dis-continuing the services.”People are welcome to send writ-ten statements to Jackson County Auditor, P.O. Box 280, Kadoka, SD57543.
Jackson County seeking inputon fate of licensing service
The beach area of Lake Waggoner was gone over with a large magnet to gatherthese nails and other rusty dangers. People have been making bonfires from old
Danger on the beach
pallets and notclearing thearea afterward.Roger Williamsdisplays amulti-pointedbracket thatwould haveprobably gonethrough mostshoes, and re-ally done dam-age to a young-ster’s bare foot.Though the cityof Philip crewwill be helping with mowing and preparing the area beforethe Fourth of July fireworks,most of themaintenancework at the lakeis done bymany volun-teers through-out the year.
Photo by DelBartels
This group of bikers stopped in Philip last Saturday as part of their Wild West Tour. The group is comprised entirely of Nor-wegians who have formed a motorcycle riding group. Together they have toured the United States in 2002, 2009 and thisyear. In 2009, they stopped in Philip because of Haakon County, which was named after a King Haakon of Norway; whichalso brought them back this year. This year’s tour started in Los Angeles heading north through the northern tier of states.The 26 riders with 15 bikes will travel 3,300 miles this trip.
Photo by Nancy Haigh
Norwegian bikers visit Philip Saturday
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Thursday, June 28, 2012 • The Pioneer Review •
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Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of athunderstorm and rain in the morning, thenclear. High of 97F. Winds from the East at 5to 15 mph shifting to the North in the after-noon. Thursday Night:Partly cloudy in the evening,then clear. Low of 63F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10mph shifting to the SSE after midnight.Friday:Clear with a chance of a thunderstormand rain in the afternoon. High of 99F.Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.Chance of rain 20%.Friday Night:Partly cloudy with a chance ofa thunderstorm. Low of 64F. Breezy. Windsfrom the SSE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.Saturday:Clear. High of99F. Winds from the Southat 5 to 15 mph.Saturday Night:Clear.Low of 64F. Winds fromthe WNW at 5 to 15 mph shift-ing to the NNE after midnight.Sunday:Clear. High of 99F. Winds from theEast at 5 to 15 mph.Sunday Night:Partly cloudy with a chanceof a thunderstorm. Low of 64F. Winds fromthe SE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.
No free lunch
... by Del Bartels 
We all have heard, well most of us have heard, actually I’m sure atleast some of us have heard, okay I have heard ... or at least made up... the idea that there is no free lunch.The word “free” is grossly over used, yet still grabs the eye, thus ad-vertisements abuse it frequently. Sales gimmicks use phrases such as“Buy one, get one free,” “Free delivery,” “Free extended warranty,”“Free with purchase of an item of equal or greater value,” “Free for allcustomers,” and “Free prize in every box.” Individuals and companiesuse the word so freely (sorry) that it doesn’t really mean anything anymore. If one person wins the lottery, that means a mathematically atro-cious number of people lost. If a person down on their luck is given ameal, then some good samaritan paid for it. If the company takes a po-tential client out to lunch, then the current customers pay for it inhigher costs for the goods or services. The only way something is freeis to a specific someone, with it costing someone else.There is another saying –and yes I looked it up –that the best thingsin life are free. Of course, what is best in life depends on the personspeaking. Then, something considered free still has conditions, prereq-uisites or has to be paid for in some manner later. A sunrise is free, if you have the health to see it, if you struggle out of bed early enough, if you cared to look and if you hold any value to sunrises.I don’t want some “free” things. The flimsy plastic prizes at kids car-nivals take up drawer space until they are finally pitched. Bugs invit-ing themselves into your home could be considered free. The breeze isfree, even if it does come from the nearest sewage lagoon.Some things are not free, but seem that way. Radio waves are avail-able to anyone who has a radio. The right to travel down a public, no-toll road requires no immediate charge. The right to say what is onyour mind can be had by everyone, without putting cash on the counter.If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you ... thoughyou will be charged. Citizens may register to vote, but being informedand opinionated is a cost in itself. Schools are so very far from beingfree, but all youth can go. Churches are free, as long as they can keepup expenses. Not going to church is free, but that can be hotly debated.Not being treated worse or better than anyone else by businesses or bythe government is definitely worth something, but is free to all. Evenhaving a government is worth something.I am not rich, but I have seen enough sunrises to consider myself wealthy. I am opinionated. I am prejudiced –I prefer rocky road icecream and country western music. I like going to church, but whichone varies. I like voting and thus having the right to complain. I canput up with paying taxes, but only if everyone else is paying them aswell. I know life is not free. I especially know that life as I know it inthis country is not free. Thank God for those who paid for me.Golden West Telecommunica-tions Cooperative Inc., based out of Wall, has announced the promotionof Nick Rogness to director of engi-neering and operations.Rogness will be responsible forthe design, implementation and op-eration of Golden West’s networkinfrastructure and supporting serv-ices.Rogness brings 16 years of expe-rience within the service providerindustry, including various techni-cal and management roles. Heholds a bachelor of science degreein computer science and a mastersdegree in technology managementfrom South Dakota School of Minesand Technology.Rogness is stepping into the po-sition previously held by GalenBoyd, who is retiring July 1 fromGolden West after 33 years of serv-ice.
Golden West promotion
The Midland farmers market isopen every Friday from 6:00 p.m. to8:00 p.m., with vendors offeringgarden produce and other items.Last Friday, the market washeld in the Midland Park. On pre-vious Fridays, because of weatheror other events in the park, themarket has been at the MidlandSenior Citizens Center or the American Legion Hall. The scopeand number of vendors alsochanges from week to week.Although last Friday was a bitbreezy and hot, there were overhalf a dozen vendors, and over 30browsers. According to JulieSchwalm, it was a nice evening forvisiting, enjoying the park and sup-porting friends and neighbors.Wares included tickets to the homeand garden tour, the church cen-tennial cookbook “Trinity LutheranTemptations,” beets, lettuce, car-rots, radishes, broccoli, bok choy,fresh herbs, homemade goods of pies, jelly, donuts, a variety of breads, cookies and bars, aprons,recycle bags and Barbie clothes,soup mixes, biscotti, farm fresheggs, used books, trinkets and jew-elry and snow cones.For the upcoming market, Fri-day, June 29, Schwalm stated, “Weare calling it Pre-Fourth Celebra-tion and encouraging vendors todecorate their tables, and for all towear patriotic clothing. Pastor Andy Blye and/or Morris Daly willplay American/patriotic music andthere will also be recorded music.They will be using the sound sys-tem that was donated to the Amer-ican Legion Hall.”“The market welcomes new ven-dors. Bring your garden produce,homemade goodies and craft items,or just things you want to get rid of.The market is trying for a widerange of vendors to attract a widerange of customers,” statedSchwalm.To be a vendor or keep posted onthe market, call 843-2256, emailmidlandmarket@hotmail.com orcheck Facebook/MidlandMarket.
Midland farmers market Fridays
Above, some of the participants at the last Midland farmers market were, fromleft, Karel Reiman, Gloria Schofield Hansen and Sonia Nemec, with Nemec mod-eling one of Hansen’s aprons. Below are Betty Block, Peggy Martin, Sonia Nemecand Carolyn Manke
. Courtesy photos
Evangelical Free Vacation Bible School
The Community Evangelical Free Church west of Philip sponsored a Vacation Bible School for youngsters four-years-old andolder, Tuesday through Friday, June 19-22. Each evening, the youth sang songs, created crafts and played games that werebased on the Bible. Under this year’s theme “Paradise Island,” there were beach and island decorations, Bible verse basedcrafts, self-created snacks and plenty of water games. A total of 20 children were involved, with volunteer leaders alsonumbering about that many. A stage presentation summarizing the week was done on the last evening.
Photo by Bartels
Summer is here, with vacations,swimming, barbecues and more.These great summer activitieskeep people busy –too busy, some-times, to donate blood.It takes approximately 185 blooddonations every day to maintain anadequate blood supply for area hos-pital patients, patients who areeager to return to their familiesand the fun of summer.Philip’s next blood drive withUnited Blood Services is on Tues-day, July 10, from 10:30 a.m. to5:00 p.m. at the Bad River SeniorCitizen’s Center. This drive is espe-cially important because it is beingheld in the summer. According to Anita Peterson, area blood drive co-ordinator, blood drive participationdrops off considerably in the sum-mer months.“It’s something we see everysummer,” Peterson said. “Peoplesimply are much busier with out-door fun and vacations than theyare at other times of the year. Eventhough donors might have otherthings to do, patients in our area
Philip area blood drive July 10 at senior center
and how each level affects the prof-its on each animal.Gates said grasses in the rangeconditions varied due to the graz-ing intensity. The high intensityareas tend to buffalo grass and bluegrama and other warm seasongrasses. The lower stock rate pas-tures tend toward western wheatgrass and other cool seasongrasses.Focusing on the study betweenthe years 1969 to 2002, the net in-come on range in excellent condi-tion, income averaged $9.31 peracres, good condition at $11.86 andlow-fair at $11.18.Gates said that the college hasalways promoted the excellentrange conditions, but most produc-ers utilize the good or low-fair, be-cause they stock the area in highquantities which are more prof-itable to him.In those same groups the aver-age daily weight gain for thegroups reflected those animals onthe excellent range condition pas-ture gained an average of 1.61pounds per acre; good were at 1.69and low-fair at 1.56.The “Long-Term Production andProfitability From Grazing Cattlein the Northern Mixed GrassPrairie” report of the study stated,“Over the 34-year period of thestudy, real profit ... steadily in-creased ... for the low-fair and goodtreatments while it remained basi-cally level for the excellent treat-ment. It is difficult to speculate asto the cause of these differences,but it is important to note that theprofitability of the low conditionpastures, which had the heavieststocking rate, did not decline overtime, it actually improved.“In our 34-year study, rangelandmanaged to maintain either low-fair or good range condition wasequally profitable. Profit for bothsteadily increased over time. Excel-lent condition rangeland was theleast profitable to maintain andprofit remained stable over time.These results are consistent withgenerally observed rancher behav-ior concerning range condition deci-sions.”Range scientist Pat Johnson in-troduced a new study at the stationinvolving native bird habitat.Johnson said the proactive studyis designed to be a jump ahead of any possible bird threaten statusand also to see if the use of live-stock grazing can help with theirhabitat.Steers were placed in eightpatches within the same pasture.Water is supplied in the center of the pasture so as not to be an issue.Two animals in each patch havebeen fitted with GPS units thatrecord their location every 65 sec-onds.Personnel at the Cottonwood sta-tion monitor the height of thegrasses, record found nesting sitesand how they are in relation tograzing and weight gain on thesteers. The study is still in its firstmonth, but Johnson is excitedabout early data.Johnson said this preliminarystudy will be used to apply forgrants so further research can beconducted.Olson discussed the high sulfatewater trials that had been con-ducted at Cottonwood. Producershad contacted the college regardinglivestock health issues which ledthe specialists to the problems of high sulfate concentrations indams, especially during dry years.He stated no solution has yetbeen found for the problem. Onething that was found is that thereseems to be a genetic disposition tothe level the animals are affectedby the sulfates.He noted that after drinkingwater with sulfates, the sulfatesturn into hydrogen sulfide, a gas,in the rumen. The gas then affectsbrain tissue, creating polio-likesymptoms and in some cases death.The change to hydrogen sulfide iscaused by a bacteria, he said, so fo-cusing on the bacteria may be anavenue. As of now there are noplans for further research regard-ing sulfate water.
Range monitoring, research
Continued from page
and throughout the nation con-tinue to need blood. It would begreat to see eligible donors give atleast three times a year, especiallyonce in the summer, to keep pa-tients supplied with lifesavingblood.”The Tea Timers urge residents tobe heroes and make time to savelives. Those who are not able to do-nate are encouraged to recruitother s in their place. Anyone inter-ested in donating, or in coordinat-ing a blood drive, may call 342-8585 in Rapid City, 996-3688 inMitchell or go online at www.blood-hero.com.
Make your opinionknown … write a letterto the editor!Email with phonenumber tonewsdesk@pioneer-review.com
Students from across South Dakota spread out on pastures southwest of Philip June 19 and 20 to compete in RangelandDays. The students rotated amongst plots identifying plants and completing site evaluations. Full story and more photos onpage eight.
Photo by Nancy Haigh
Area FFA and 4-H teams take contest honors
Rural Living
Thursday, June 28, 2012 • The Pioneer Review •
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SDSU ExtensionRe-organization
As we progress into the firstsummer of the new SDSU Exten-sion system, the Regional Exten-sion Centers are becoming busierwith telephone, e-mail and walk-intraffic. As the SDSU Extension Re-organization was unveiled in April, 2012, some of the criteria forthe location of the Regional Exten-sion Centers included geography of the state, and location of majortrade centers.While there can be no perfect sit-uation, the wisdom of locating theRegional Centers in communitiesidentified as trade centers is be-coming increasingly apparent.There are certainly people whodon’t make frequent trips to thecommunities where the ExtensionCenters were chosen to be located,but at least in Winner, a numberof people have stopped in the cen-ter while they were in town for an-other reason. This has providedthem an opportunity to bring incrop samples, weeds or insects toidentify, or simply to request infor-mation in person.If they weren’t planning a trip toWinner, or needed assistance onshorter notice, technology hasserved well, either by calling onthe telephone, sending an e-mail,and sometimes including one ormore digital photographs. On onerecent occasion, I was in northernSouth Dakota, participating in aseries of winter wheat tours andreceived a digital photograph onmy cell phone of some wheatplants. I was able to identify thewheat disease affecting the plants,call the client within a short timeand provided him with the infor-mation he needed. E-mail is alsoused extensively to receive re-quests for assistance, and to pro-vide information, often involvingdigital photographs and the ex-change of electronic documents.Not everyone in South Dakota isblessed with reliable cell phoneservice and high-speed Internetaccess, or even Internet access atall. We at SDSU Extension are al-ways available via telephone, andmay need to return phone calls,but strive to do so in a timely man-ner. We are also more than willingto send factsheets and/or lettersfor specific information by mail if needed.Not everyone in South Dakota isprobably pleased with the re-orga-nization of the Extension Service,particularly if they are located along distance from one of the re-gional centers. The ExtensionField Specialists do feel that theyare able to concentrate moreclosely on their specialty area andbetter serve the people who cometo them for information.If you would like information inthe specialty areas provided at theWinner Regional Extension Center(specifically Plant Pathology,Human Nutrition, and soon, Beef Cow-Calf), stop in at 325 S MonroeSt., or call 842-1267. For other spe-cialty areas, if you have Internetaccess, visit iGrow: http://igrow.org/ or the SDSU Extension web-site: http://www.sdstate.edu/sdces/for a complete listing of RegionalExtension Centers, the Field Spe-cialists, their areas of expertise,addresses, telephone numbers ande-mail addresses. If you don’t haveInternet access, you can also con-tact most County Extension Of-fices and get a list of the RegionalExtension Centers, the Fields Spe-cialists located at each one andtheir contact information.
6/28/2012 – Dakota Lakes Re-search Farm Tour, 3:00 p.m. CT – dark, 17 miles east of Pierre, SD,on Hwy 347/26-27/2012 – IPM Field Schoolfor Agronomy Professionals, SEResearch Farm, Beresford, SD
Ex  tensionNews
by Bob FanningField Specialist, WinnerRegional Extension Center
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Children from across HaakonCounty are ‘Wild About Coopera-tion’ after attending the annualHaakon County Farmers Unioncamp, Thursday, June 14, at Git-tings Missile Inn, Philip.The United Nations declared2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, and this year’s campcelebrated the positive impact co-operatives have had on the econ-omy of rural South Dakota andcommunities across the world.The kids participated in activi-ties and games that taught themabout cooperative business, ruralcommunities and agriculture in afun and safe setting. They partici-pated in hands on team buildingactivities, played cooperative tic-tac-toe to test their knowledge of cooperatives, and watched a pup-pet show telling the history of Farmers Union.“The positive impact coopera-tives have had in rural SouthDakota is dramatic,” said MarshaSumpter, Haakon County educa-tion director. “Young people need toknow what cooperation can do inbusiness and in their own personallives. The kids who attended camphave a greater understanding of teamwork and will take the skillsthey learned and apply them totheir lives.”Campers participated in 4-H ac-tivities along with other interactiveactivities, games, and singing.Each child also created their owngarden stones as a craft and eachchild also received a free T-shirt.For more information on SouthDakota Farmers Union and howyou and your children can get in-volved in the organization’s youthactivities, visit the education pageat www.sdfu.org or call BonnieGeyer, state education director, at605-352-6761, extension 125.
 South Dakota Farmers Union youngcampers “Wild About Cooperation”
Participants at this year’s Haakon County Farmers Union camp were back row, from left: education director Marsha Sumpter,assistant leader Ashton Reedy, Kelton Quinn, Kate McKeehan, Jasmine Hiatt, Abby Fortune, Colby Enders, Brice Hanson,and assistant leaders Tyana Gottsleben and Myrna Gottsleben. Front: Max McKeehan, Molly McKeehan, Ana McKeehan,Jessica Enders, Samantha Enders, Taylor Hanson and Romanee Andrus. Not pictured are assistant leader Sandee Gittings,and Farmers Union summer staff members Amelia Thompson and Hannah Lily.
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Loren and Rose Kiel had asguests their daughter, RosanneBrown, and granddaughter,Deanna, and Deanna’s friend,Emma Veley, who arrived fromFairborn, Ohio, June 13. They de-parted June 25 to visit Brown andPates relatives in the Fargo, N.D.,area before journeying on home.Emma’s father, Duane Veley, joined Loren and Rose and theirguests in a day spent in the Bad-lands and at Wall Drug Tuesday,June 19. Duane was Kiel’s guestfor a day and two nights, pitchinghis tent in their backyard. Thurs-day, Loren accompanied theirguest for a day-long trip to theSouthern Black Hills and MountRushmore. Duane went his ownway that evening, camping onenight in the Black Hills beforegoing on to Yellowstone NationalPark. Loren commented that theweather was great for both of thoseoutings.Loren Kiel observed his 80thbirthday, June 23. Besides theircompany, other guests at the Kielhome on Sunday in honor of hisbirthday were Phillis Thorson, Es-ther Knutson, Rich Smith, Jackand Arlyce Griesel, and Mary Eide.Loren remarked, “This is the mostattention I have had for a longtime. Oftentimes in the past I ob-served my birthday out in the hay-field with absolutely no fanfare.”June 23, Mary Eide went over toLoren and Rose Kiel’s to join othersfor Loren’s 80th birthday. Rosanneand girls, and of course Rose, whodoes the grilling at their house,fixed a delicious steak and therewere two delicious salads, plus afruit bowl, and baked sweet andwhite potatoes, homemade buns,and of course we must not forgetLoren’s great ice cream that wasserved with a delicious doublechocolate cake that was made byRosanne. What a meal! We all hadto retire to the living room to restfrom the work of eating such a goodmeal. We also enjoyed musicplayed by Rosanne, and at timesLoren joined his daughter on theviolin and trombone. Many old-time hymns and patriotic songswere played along with a lot of Rosanne’s own compositions.Rosanne is a great musician andcomposes a lot of her own songs.The First Lutheran Church istreated to her music when she at-tends church there when she ishome.Loren and Rose’s granddaughter,Deanna is also very talented.Rosanne said that she has been
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playing since she was big enough tosit on the piano stool. Deanna hasbeen taught by her mother. An-other granddaughter is also verymusical and she teaches a group of students. In visiting with Rosanneshe said she likes all kinds of music, some of we call modern shesaid is very good.Rosanne said that if you playevery musical note perfect anddon’t put feeling into it, it does nothave the ability to appeal to you,and it is just cold notes. Later thatevening after coming home, I tookmy granddaughter back over tohear Rosanne play her own compo-sitions on “What Cats Say” and wealso heard Deanna play some musicthat she hadn’t played earlier thatday while I was there.The day was also spent showingpictures of old-time homesteadsand talking about old-time home-steads. One of the pictures of spe-cial interest to me was of mybrother, Rich’s mother, Roxy Smith,in front of her homestead shack. Itwas enlarged to a 12x16 size from aphoto taken off a postcard and wasin a beautiful frame that was madeby Rich’s son-in-law, Ed Buchholz.I thought, “I know now where someof Rich and Gladys’ girls get theirlooks.”Jack Griesel and Loren Kielknew a lot about old settlers andhomesteads. Loren had many pic-tures of many of those old places.The ladies were also doing a lot of reminiscing about the good olddays. I don’t know how old ArylceGriesel is, but between her and my-self, we were the youngest of thegroup of guests.I have known Phillis Thorsonsince she was a girl of about 12years old, as her dad and my dadwere in the potato business to-gether near Custer. It was a funand interesting day. Rich left earlyenough to go to Philip to have sup-per with Gladys and Esther wantedto stop over to her homeplace tovisit her granddaughter, CarrieBuchholz, who lives there now. Iam sure that Rosanne was glad toget back home as she is awaitingthe arrival of a grandchild in abouta month or so.Carla Eide, Taegan and Kiley,came from Gillette, Wyo., Fridayevening and got caught in that ter-rible wind at Quinn, but made itsafely home. Then Saturday, sheprepared several hot dishes to takeup to Christa’s to help her out afterthe arrival of her new baby, Aven.

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