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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
includes tax
Volume 105Number 52July 12, 2012
News Briefs
Summer Reading Program
at the Jackson County Libraryon Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. forchildren ages 3-6.
~ by Ronda Dennis ~ 
my third victory in a row. I ran atime of 2:38:24.The conditions were warm andheating up as time past. The coursewas on all back-road county high-ways in Iowa. There were around197 total finishers in themarathon.I now have completed 11marathons in 10 different stateswith 40 more to go hopefully. With10 different states completed, I cannow join the 50 state club. Thereare a lot of people in this club. Mygoal is to run a marathon in all 50of the states.My support team for this racewas my wife, Casey Huffman, andmy mom and dad, Tim and CarmenHuffman, of Kadoka. It was fun tosee my family at a few of the differ-ent mile markers and give me sup-port. Then they were at the finishto help me get recovered and enjoya dinner that was provided afterthe race. It was a fun weekendspent with the family on anotherSaturday morning. The race beganat 6:00 a.m. so we had to get up by4:30 in order to get to the start line.Hello, Curtis Huffman againhere. I recently ran in theMarathon to Marathon event June9. It was a marathon from StormLake, IA to a small town of Marathon, IA. I won the race for
 Third victory in a row: Huffman wins in Iowa
Deputy Secretary Harding and hisstaff to provide this opportunity tothe men and women who haveserved their country honorably inthe military,’’ Gerber said.Gerber also said veterans whohave questions about the docu-ments or the process may call heroffice at 1.800.952.3696 or605.773.6883.Harding encourages veteranswho need assistance with obtainingtheir DD214 or who have questionsregarding their benefits to contacttheir respective county/tribal veter-ans service officer or call the SouthDakota Department of Veterans Af-fairs (605.773.3269).Here is a summary of the docu-ments required for obtaining adriver license. If you think you mayhave difficulty obtaining any of thenecessary documents, please callthe Driver Licensing Program.One identity document, such asa certified birth certificate or avalid unexpired U.S. passport.(Note: If your name is differentthan the name on your identitydocument, you will need to bringadditional proof of your legal name,such as a certified marriage certifi-cate, adoption document, or divorcedecree. A passport will work, if thename on the passport matches thename on your current driver li-cense).One document proving SocialSecurity number. Acceptable docu-ments are a Social Security card,W-2 form, SSA 1099 form or paystub (which must include Social Se-curity number and name)Two documents proving residen-tial address. Acceptable documentsinclude utility bill, credit cardstatement, pay stub, rent receipt,phone bill, transcript or report cardfrom accredited school, bank state-ment, mortgage or tax document,homeowner or renter insurancepolicy. (A parent's proof of addressis acceptable for a minor child.)South Dakota’s Departments of Public Safety and Veterans Affairsremind military veterans that anew law taking effect July 1 allowsthem to have a veteran designationon their state-issued driver license.The 2012 Legislature passed thelaw, which gives honorably dis-charged veterans the option of adding the word “Veteran’’ to thefront of their South Dakota driverlicense. Including that designationon the driver license will make iteasier for those who have served inthe military to verify their veteranstatus.“South Dakota is home to over74,000 veterans who have pro-tected and served our great nation.The launch of this new ‘veteran’identification will provide a con-venient identification for veterans,”said Steve Harding, Deputy Secre-tary for the South Dakota Depart-ment of Veterans Affairs. “Thisinitiative is a perfect example of state agencies working together toassist those who have served andsacrificed for our nation.” Veterans who wish to add thedesignation to their driver licenseor non-driver ID card may visit anySouth Dakota driver license office.They will need to present their DD-214, which shows their honorabledischarge status from active dutyor present a certificate signed by acounty or tribal veterans service of-ficer verifying their status. Veter-ans should also remember that thefee for a duplicate license is $10and the fee for a license renewal is$20.Cindy Gerber, Director of theSouth Dakota Driver LicensingProgram, reminds veterans thatthey will need to provide the otherdocuments required of any appli-cant for a South Dakota driver li-cense. Those documents may beviewed at http://dps.sd.gov/licens-ing/driver_licensing/obtain_a_li-cense.aspx.“We are happy to work with
New law allows veterandesignation on SD driver license
include the following:homicide/negligent manslaughter-16, sex offenses-132, assault-4,306,larceny/theft-3104, fraud-321,drug/narcotic-3,908, gambling-5,prostitution-13, kidnapping-20,robbery-38, arson-30, burglary-391,motor vehicle theft-146, counter-feiting-127, embezzlement-29,stolen property-47, destruction of property-724, pornography/obscenematerial-40 and weapon law viola-tions-158. Less serious offenses to-taled 18,770 arrestees, include thefollowing, but not limited to DUI-5,775 (5,776 for 2010), liquor lawviolations-5,338 and disorderlyconduct-2,149.Some examples of the SouthDakota numbers included an in-crease in drug arrests of 18% andmore than $17 million worth of property loss reported. You can obtain a copy of thisyear’s Crime in South Dakota re-port from our website athttp://dci.sd.gov/Operations/Crimi-nalStatisticalAnalysisCenter/CrimeinSouthDakota.aspx. Attorney General Marty Jackleyhas released the Crime in SouthDakota 2011 report. This report iscompiled by the Attorney General’sCriminal Statistical Analysis Cen-ter (SAC). The SAC Unit is the pri-mary clearinghouse for criminal justice statistical data for SouthDakota.“The Criminal Statistical Analy-sis Center and the participatinglaw enforcement agencies continueto provide important crime report-ing information for identifyingtrends in criminal activity to assistin crime prevention and enforce-ment efforts across South Dakota,”said Jackley. “Our criminal statis-tics reflect that South Dakota re-mains a relatively safe place to liveas a result of law enforcement ef-forts, strong community involve-ment, and a supportivelegislature.”South Dakota law enforcementagencies reported a total of 33,340arrests involving 56,272 offenses in2011. The more serious offenses in-cluded a total of 14,570 arrests and
Crime in South Dakota2011 publication released
 Volunteers neededin Jackson County  with BHSU Retired Senior VolunteerProgram
  Volunteers in South Dakotarank fifth in the nation in terms of the rate at which they volunteer.But, this is no surprise to those of us that live here. With a historythat is rich with neighbors helpingneighbors, South Dakota residentsrealize all too well that they needto depend on each other to keeptheir communities strong.Our volunteers make our com-munities safer and richer by pro-viding comfort and respite to thosein need, and by giving selflessly of their time to arts and cultural in-stitutions that would be forced toshut their doors otherwise. In sup-port of South Dakota’s great volun-teer tradition, Black Hills StateUniversity Retired Senior Volun-teer Program (RSVP) is looking tofurther expand its volunteer coor-dination program in the JacksonCounty area.BHSU RSVP has been in west-ern South Dakota for over 38years--in Jackson County for abouttwo years. To build their volunteerdatabase, BHSU RSVP is encour-aging all people in Jackson Countywho are 55 and over, and who areinterested in volunteer service to join. The more volunteers that arein the RSVP database, the easier itis for area nonprofits to find ableand willing volunteers to fill theirvolunteer needs.As RSVP builds volunteers inJackson County, the program willalso seek to build partnershipswith Jackson County nonprofitsand proprietary health organiza-tions. These partnerships allowRSVP to give their volunteer mem-bers access to service opportunitiesthat they otherwise may not knowwere available.RSVP members serve onlywhere and when they want to, andcan serve as many nonprofits asthey wish. And, while RSVP mem-bership is free, membership comeswith several perks to include sup-plemental insurance, mileage reim-bursements, recognition gifts, andmore. These perks are intended tohelp offset some of the incidentalcosts that sometimes accompanyvolunteer service.Currently, BHSU RSVP is look-ing for volunteers to serve in theJackson County Library to help in-ventory books, revise the card cat-alog system or help with patrons.Kadoka Nursing Home is lookingfor volunteers to help with walks inthe mornings at 10:30, activities inthe afternoons at 2:00 p.m. or gen-eral visiting at 3:30 p.m. Opportu-nities also exist in the KadokaSchool for those interested in work-ing with small children once schoolstarts in the fall.To learn more about these oppor-tunities and RSVP membershipplease call BHSU RSVP toll-free at1-877-293-0039.He said $4,000 of the grant moneyis to go toward the comprehensiveplan. “These projects (in the plan)have been identified long beforeplanning and zoning,” he added.Later Olney said, “Yes, economicdevelopment went to the city forthe comprehensive plan in order tomove forward.”Others commented that Kadokais not a big city and the city isdoing okay as it is and they shouldstay away from government tactics. According to Ostea, if the planisn’t passed there would only bepublication charges.Some people felt that the cityneeds to enforce the ordinancesthey have and planning and zoningwill not work. Another felt this would be a miniversion of Federal government andthey would be allowed more con-trol.One questioned if the commu-nity would come together to makea place available for a new busi-ness. However, it was also men-tioned that Kadoka needs to takecare of the small businesses and letthe big ones go to the large cities.Looking at it from the economicdevelopment standpoint, EileenStolley said this would be a positivestep for improving the community.Glenn Freeman asked the citycouncil not to surrender to highgovernment. He said he felt thehiking and bike route along therailway was the best thing in theplan. “Please put it to the vote of the people,” he added.Mayor Harry Weller told thecrowd the city would not be makinga decision at this meeting. How-ever, later at the meeting it was de-cided to bring it back to the counciltable at the next regular meetingon Monday, August 13.The council approved an on-off sale malt beverage and SouthDakota Farm Wine license for Cre-ative Cuts & Fitness.Mayola Horst addressed thecouncil regarding Rangeland Days.She said Kadoka will be hosting itnext June and they will need a fa-cility for approximately 140 peoplefor two days. Weller suggested find-ing another facility other than theauditorium due to the work beingdone in June. However, he said thecity will try to work with her on theevent once official dates are set.Patrick Solon said the insidework has been completed on thenew sewer line at the city shop, butthe lines still need to be tied to-gether. He said the spare pump atthe lagoon is acting up.Jorgensen asked how long willthe water department run in thered?Jackie Stilwell made note that if the council reviews the rates, etc.,that they need to keep in mind thatthe city doesn’t pay the city fortheir own water.There was no street report, butSolon was instructed to visit with acity patron regarding a drainageissue on a street.It was noted that there is waterdamage at the fire hall and thesidewalk needs to be redone fromthe Masonic Temple to the old tele-phone office. There was a sugges-tion that the sidewalk be lowered,but no action was taken.Once again the rain gutters atthe transfer station were dis-cussed. Kieth Prang will checkprices and report back to the coun-cil.Under the liquor report, therewas discussion on sponsoring theKadoka Merchants softball team inthe amount of $250 which would beused for tournament fees and T-shirts. A motion carried to sponsorthe team.Micki Word had no report for thepool/auditorium other than patronswould like to see the pool openmore hours.Mayor Weller said the old land-fill weeds need to be cleaned upand employee evaluations for thefirst half of the year need to bedone.The council set a special meetingdate of Monday, July 23 at 7:00p.m. to hold a budget meeting. A public hearing for the plan-ning and zoning comprehensiveplan, with approximately 27 peoplein attendance, started off the regu-lar meeting of the Kadoka CityCouncil Monday evening.Justin Otsea with Central SouthDakota Enhancement District re-viewed the comprehensive plan,saying it’s a vision of the next 20 to30 years, a guideline for the futureof Kadoka. “Passing the plandoesn’t mean the city has to do it.It’s just an engineer plan showingwhat can be done,” Otsea said.Because of negative commentsin the past, he said the comprehen-sive plan is: not federally/state orregionally mandated; it is not anykind of financial commitment toany specific project; not a loss of power or control from the locallevel; and it is not a one-size-fits-allstrategy for all communities.Ken Wilmarth, chairperson of the planning and zoning committeesaid, “It’s up to the city to adoptand work on top projects.” Heagreed that there is not enoughmoney to go around, and the citywould need to prioritize.City council member Brad Jor-gensen questioned that this (plan-ning and zoning) all started witheconomic development.Rusty Olney, who is president of economic development, said theycoordinated with the state for a cer-tified ready site. They receivedland from the city and two grants.
City holds public hearing for planning and zoningcomprehensive plan; to discuss again August 13
Spectacular display …
The Interior Fire Department outdidthemselves again this year with the fireworks display on July 4.
--courtesy photo
Garden tours …
Several enjoyed taking part of the yard and gar-den tours on June 20 & 27. The yard tours included Jim & Arlene Kujawa,Colleen Peterson, Bill & Sheryl Bouman, Jim & Robyn Jones, LorettaWard (pictured above), Jerry & Cindy Willert, Tim & Tammy Merchen,Brad & Kristie Stone, Ted & Arlene Hicks, Jim & Jackie Stilwell, Cam &Stevie Uhlir, and Terry & Kim Deuter.
--photo by Robyn Jones
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Serving the community  for more than 65 years.
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
BELVIDERE COMMUNITY CHURCHPastor Gary McCubbin • 344-2233
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.Coffee & Donuts: 10:30 a.m.Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Sept. - May
OUR LADY OF VICTORY CATHOLIC CHURCHFather Bryan Sorensen • Kadoka • 837-2219
Mass: Sunday - 11:00 a.m.Confession After Mass
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. • Church: 10:30 a.m.
EAGLE NEST LIFE CENTERGus Craven • Wanblee • 462-6002
Sunday Church: 11:00 a.m.
WIC, FoodStamps & EBTPhone: 837-2232
Monday thru Saturday8 AM - 6 PM
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN • Kadoka • 837-2390Pastor Art Weitschat
Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Services: 5:00 p.m.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHKadoka • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 837-2233
Worship Services: 11:00 a.m.Sunday School: Sr. Adults - 9:45 a.m.Sunday School: All Ages - 9:45 a.m., • Sept. - MayRelease Time: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays. • Sept. - May
Church Calendar 
Luke 14:12-14Children aren't the only ones who like to get re-wards. Our Creator knows that adults are also moti-vated by incentives. His Word makes exciting promisesfor those who walk in His way.Some of these benefits are available here on earth--like fulfillment, joy, and good favor--and other bless-ings will be bestowed in heaven. As believers, we need never fear the judgment (Rom. 8:1); we are clothedin righteousness through the blood of Jesus and will not face divine wrath. But the Lord will weigh thesubstance of our works and decide upon the reward we deserve.To help us understand this, Scripture describes four crowns. The first, which is called incorruptible, isgiven to those whose great desire is to walk obediently before God. Through struggles and even failures,they continue to die to the flesh and follow the Spirit. Second, the crown of life is granted to believerswho stand firm, enduring trials without giving up or losing heart. Third, the crown of righteousness isbestowed upon those who long for Christ's appearing and walk godly lives through Him. Fourth, God willgive the crown of glory to those who share His Word with others. And as the Bible tells us, we will beawed by Jesus' glory and honored just to lay our crowns at His feet.The supreme reward is for us to manifest God's glory throughout eternity. We will experience ultimate joy in His presence forever, but we don't have to wait: we can invest today by serving Him obediently andhumbly. Done with the right motive, service blesses us now and in our life to come.
 Heavenly Rewards
Inspiration Point
Guest speakerat Kadoka,Belviderechurches
 Dale Bartscher, the executive di-rector of the Family Heritage Al-liance in Rapid City, will be theguest speaker on Sunday, July 15at the Belvidere CommunityChurch at 9:30 a.m. and at theKadoka Presbyterian Church at11:00 a.m.The Family Heritage Alliancestands for the values of faith, fam-ily and freedom.Dale is active in meeting withour two South Dakota Senatorsand our representative in theHouse of Representatives. He isalso in Pierre working on impor-tant issues that relate to the familyall during the year. Dale knows theissues Christians face both nation-ally and on the state level.The public is cordially invited tohear Dale Bartscher from the Fam-ily Heritage Alliance on Sunday,July 15.
Monday, July 16
Meatballs in gravy, noodles,spinach with vinegar, tossed salad,biscuit, mandarin oranges andpineapple tidbits.
Tuesday, July 17
Cider braised pork with vegeta-bles, broccoli-cauliflower salad,bread and applesauce bars.
 Wednesday, July 18
Chicken and dressing casserole,baked sweet potatoes, green beans,bread and tropical fruit.
Thursday, July 19
Swiss steak with tomato gravy,mashed potato casserole, peas,dinner roll and apricots.
Friday, July 20
Fish portions on a bun with let-tuce, hash brown patties, tomatospoon slad and cantaloupe.
Meals forthe Elderly
Sometime in the 1960s I remem-ber my Dad telling me that he did-n’t need health insurance. He saidthat for his efforts in World War IIhe was promised to always havehealth care when he needed it, andthat it would be provided for freeby our government. He proudly as-serted that in this country we takecare of our own.The US Department of Veterans Affairs, or lovingly known as the VA, provides for health care of thesoldier after her or his service tothe country. I don’t think my Dadhad it quite right about totally freehealth care for all retired soldiers,but I think he was correct aboutour country providing care whenneeded.Indeed the VA provides in a verybig way for many men and womenwho have given military service toour country. And the need for espe-cially rehabilitation type care is onthe rise. During military conflictsin Iraq and Afghanistan, and be-cause of superb emergency and in-tensive modern health treatmentthere, soldiers have survived, likenever before, after sustainingtremendous injuries.The VA has had to develop andenhance ways to enable injuredsoldiers back to function in society.This defines rehabilitation, whichis accomplished by providing:physical therapy to enhancestrength and mobility; occupa-tional therapy to teach and im-prove ways to do activities of dailyliving; speech and language ther-apy to augment communicationskills that may have been compro-mised by injury; and psychiatricsupport for those struggling withpost traumatic stress syndromeand other mental health injuriesresulting from war. Finally, andperhaps most challenging, rehabil-itation requires adequate treat-ment for the physical andpsychological pain resulting frominjuries of combat.Our country has a special re-sponsibility for those who we putin harms way. First to provide thebest emergency and intensive carepossible in order to save theirlives. But then when they do sur-vive, we need to do everything wecan to provide for rehabilitation. If we are going to enter into theseconflicts, we had better take careof our own.
Rick Holm, M.D.,
Medical Editor
Taking care of our own
Forrest L. Davis,Chief of Police
Monthly Report6/12/2012 - 7/9/2012
 Accidents: 1Parking Violations: 0Calls for Service: 25Warnings:Verbal: 2Written: 0Investigations: 2Citations: 0Complaints: 2 Arrests: 0Court: 2 Animals at Large: 7Illegal Dog: 1
 Jewel J. Coverdale________________ 
Jewel J. Coverdale, age 100, of Midland, died Wednesday, July 4,2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Me-morial Hospital in Philip.Jewel J. Belkstrom was bornJanuary 30, 1912, in western Stan-ley County, the daughter of Charlesand Amanda (Fetter) Belkstrom.She grew up in the Stanley Countyarea and attended rural schoolsthrough the 10th grade, then at-tended Pierre High School. Aftergraduation, she went to college in Aberdeen where she attained herteacher’s certificate. She, alongwith her sister, taught school inseveral rural schools in the area.Jewel was united in marriage to Art Coverdale, and to this unionwere born three sons, Joe, Robert,and Wayne. After their marriage,they made their home on a farm-ranch north of Midland. Later theymoved three miles down the roadwhere they made their home alltheir married life. Her husband, Art, preceded her in death in 1988.Jewel continued to make her homeon the farm-ranch 17 miles north of Midland, until moving into an as-sisted living center in Pierre in2002. In June 2008, she moved tothe Silverleaf Assisted Living inPhilip, and later moved to thePhilip Nursing Home, where shehas since resided.Jewel was a member of the Trin-ity Lutheran Church, the VictoryExtension Club and Elizabeth’sCircle, all of Midland. She loved togarden and sew, and especially en- joyed traveling. Her travels in-cluded trips to East Germany,Europe, Alaska, and the World’sFair.Survivors include two sons, BobCoverdale and his wife, Kathy, of Midland, and Wayne Coverdale of Rapid City; six grandchildren; 11great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a host of other relatives and friends.In addition to her husband, Art,Jewel was preceded in death by ason, Joe Coverdale in 2006; a great-grandson, Nickolas Verhey; two sis-ters, Fern Scotter and VenusLuukinen; and one brother, HaroldBelkstrom.Funeral services were held Mon-day, July 9, at the Trinity LutheranChurch in Midland, with PastorFrezil Westerlund officiating.Music was provided by ScottiBlock, pianist, Joni Willoughby, vo-calist, and congregational hymns.Ushers were Tyler Coverdaleand Tony Willoughby. Pallbearerswere Rob Coverdale, BillCoverdale, Nick Verhey, CoreySawatzy, Dennis Groff and Jeff Willoughby.Interment was at the MidlandCemetery. A memorial has been estab-lished. Arrangements were with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.comschool at Harrison-Chilhowee Bap-tist Academy in Seymour, Tenn. Heremained in Tennessee to attendcollege at Carson-Newman Collegein Jefferson City, Tenn. After earning a bachelor’s de-gree in sociology, LaPlante re-turned to the Cheyenne RiverReservation in 1990 and served asboth youth minister and associatepastor at First Baptist Church inEagle Butte. LaPlante has an ex-tensive background working for American Indian human service or-ganizations. He practiced law in Vermillion and served as the chief  judge and court administrator forthe Crow Creek Sioux Tribe in FortThompson. He is a member of thefirst cohort of Native Nation Re-builders selected by the BushFoundation in 2010 and served asan Equal Justice Works, Ameri-Corps Legal Fellow with SouthDakota Access to Justice in 2009.Treuer is Ojibwe from the LeechLake Reservation in northern Min-nesota. He left the reservation toattend Princeton University. In ad-dition to Rez Life, Treuer is the au-thor of three novels, a book of literary criticism and writings thatthat have appeared in Esquire,Granta, The Washington Post andthe Los Angeles Times.Rez Life is available at the Her-itage Store at the Cultural Her-itage Center. Book club membersreceive a 10 percent discount, andSDSHS members receive an addi-tional 5 percent discount, whenthey purchase the book at the Her-itage Store. For more information,call (605) 773-6006. American Indian reservationsare the most and least American of places, according to novelist DavidTreuer.Rez Life is Treuer’s look at con-temporary reservation life. Thenonfiction book is the featured se-lection at the July meeting of theHistory and Heritage Book Club.The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.CDT on Thursday, July 12, at theCultural Heritage Center in Pierre.The guest speaker will be Leroy“J.R.” LaPlante, South Dakota’sfirst secretary of the Department of Tribal Relations.“LaPlante was born on a reser-vation and is an enrolled memberof the Cheyenne River SiouxTribe,” said Patricia Miller, presi-dent of the South Dakota HistoricalSociety Foundation. “As SouthDakota secretary of Tribal Rela-tions, he works with the nine tribalgovernments in South Dakota. Wewelcome his insights into life onreservations in South Dakota.”The foundation is the nonprofitfund-raising partner of the SouthDakota State Historical Society.The foundation and SDSHS Presssponsor the History and HeritageBook Club.LaPlante will tell those attend-ing the book club meeting aboutgrowing up on a reservation inSouth Dakota and about his role assecretary of Tribal Relations. Themeeting is free and everyone is wel-come to attend.LaPlante was born in EagleButte and attended Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Schools through theninth grade. He left home at age 14to attend college preparatory
Contemporary reservation life topicof next history book club meeting
 Jack Brunsch____________________ 
Jack Brunsch, age 60, of Norris,S.D., died suddenly on Monday,July 9, 2012, at his ranch.Survivors include a son, AlanBrunsch of Norris; a daughter,Misty Brunsch of Norris; hismother, Lucille Brunsch of Norris;two brothers, Beryl Brunsch of Martin, and Jim Brunsch and hiswife, Jill, of Buckeye, Ariz.; foursisters, Nancy Kehn of Norris,Carol Anderson and her husband,Stanton, of Belvidere, Jane Ruther-ford and her husband, Mike, of Rapid City, and Cindy Coon andher husband, Rodney, of Martin;and a host of other relatives andfriends.Jack was preceded in death byhis father, Paul, and two nieces, Angie Amiotte and Michelle Brun-sch. Visitation will be held from 4:00to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 12, atRush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka,and one hour preceding the serv-ices at the Activities Center in Mar-tin on Saturday.Funeral services will be held at1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at theMartin Activities Center at MartinGrade School, (located on the northside of Hwy 18, on the west side of Martin) with Father Craig West of-ficiating.Interment will be at the MartinCemetery.A memorial has been estab-lished.Arrangements are with theRush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.His online guestbook is availableat www.rushfuneralhome.comA full obituary will appear innext week’s paper.
 A cowboy welcome
Greeting visitors at the gate of theJerry and Cindy Willert home ismetal cowboy and flowers in fullbloom.
--photo by Robyn Jones
Belvidere News …
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John Carr of White River wasthe recipient of the “Mr. Spirit”prize in the Ft. Pierre 4th of Julyparade. John is full of enthusiasmfor life. He supports many local ac-tivities with his lively spirit. Jackand his daughters and familiesdrove four beautifully matchedblack and white horses. They werepulling the decorated Ft. PierreLivestock Auction wagon.Recently Blaine, Louann, Danand Phoebe Krogman of WhiteRiver and friends, Darrell andJoyce Kadel, of Illinois were pas-sengers on a Princess Cruise Shipwhich did the inside passage trip to Alaska. They flew to Seattle toboard the liner there. They hadgreat weather for the cruise andenjoyed a few of the side trips, too,such as the lumber jack show inKetchican, a bit of fishing, andother sight-seeing trips.July 3, Doug, Naomi and son,Michael Krogman, stopped in for abrief visit and potluck meal atClarence Krogman’s home. Theyhad attended Doug and Naomi’sdaughter, Elizabeth’s, wedding inThayne, WY, and were on the wayto take Michael back to his home inTennessee. Those that were thereof Richard, Cliff and Blaine’s fam-ily came to visit while they werethere. Noreen brought Kay andMike’s twins down to visit, too, asthey were with them for a few days.Blaine and Louann had somecompany from North Dakota andMitchell help them halter breaksome colts on Saturday.Cliff and Elaine and childrenand families all went on a campingtrip prior to the 4th of July.Richard and Noreen took Mari-lyn Kent to Rapid City June 26 tofly back home to California. Theyspent the night with Sis and DaleMcKee. June 30, Kay and the twinsarrived for a visit. Kay went backhome July 1, but left the twins be-hind for a visit until the 4th. WhenRichard and Noreen took the twinsand met Mike and Kay in O’Niell,they had lunch with them beforereturning home.Richard and Noreen wereamong the many who came to theopen house for Robert and Sharon’s50th anniversary Sunday after-noon at the Norris Township Hall.Jan Rasmussen’s niece, Cam,and her husband, Paul Rogers,came for a visit and brought withthem a couple from Germany, Mar-tin and Anna. Martin is a ministerand was very instrumental in Ger-many at the time of the tearingdown of the Berlin Wall betweeneast and west Germany, where hewas a moderator/mediator. He re-ceived an award for all of his workat that time. They were guests of Jan on Thursday and Friday. Janinvited Dan, Dawn and Kate Ras-mussen and Blake, Amy, Jason andPatrick Lehman for a meal onThursday. They all thoroughly en- joyed hearing Martin and Anna tellof things that went on at that time.Saturday, July 7, the Jake Ringfamily reunion was held at theNorris Township Hall, hosted byJanice Ring and her daughter,Melissa, and her children, Kolterand Kamdyn DeKay, and theRobert Ring family. There were 41attending the event. RepresentingErwin’s family were Marsha andJonathan Ring (who had just re-turned a couple days previouslyfrom a trip on nephew Eric’s shipfrom Hawaii to California), Glenand Karla Ring and daughter, Car-men, and family, Erna was therewith daughter, Linda, son, Darrell,and his daughter and son and theirfour children, daughter-in-law,Tanya Totton, and her daughters,Gabrielle and Courtney;Lawrence’s family included Juneand grandson, Matthew, and Bruceand Jessie Ring and five children;there were seven of the RobertRing extended family, four of Bernard’s family, and one, Jan,from Rueben’s family. (Rueben andMyles were helping the combinersso Bruce and Torey were free tocome.) Fred Littau stopped in too.Lori Schmidt and her brother,Rob, were in Rapid City last week.Dan, Susan and Morgan Taftwere in Martin on the 4th at thehome of Alvin and Judie Simmonsfor a family get together. Cindy andChris Knecht and sons of Tuthill joined them as well as Jeff andMichelle Simmons of Sturgis. TheTaft’s joined the throng at the an-niversary open house Sunday af-ternoon.Rev. Glenn Denke was a guest atthe wedding of Andrew and Skye(Lindquist) Bork, and the receptionfollowing in Sioux Falls on Satur-day. He stayed overnight, and thenreturned in time to hold services atSt. Peter in rural Midland. How-ever, at St. John, lay membersHoward Heinert, Bill Huber andBruce Ring led the patriotic serv-ice. Pastor did make it to the 50thanniversary celebration at Norrislater Sunday afternoon.Kenda Huber attended the base-ball game at Wall where hernephews, Christian and Blaise,were on the Murdo baseball team.Murdo won, and then Kendabrought her nephews home withher to spend the rest of the weekand weekend. On the 4th, theHuber family gathered to eat andvisit (but no major fireworks due todry conditions). Logan andMichelle VanderMay and family,Gary, Chris and Dawn Letellier,and Herbert Huber joined them,too. The Hubers are getting thecombines ready to go.Gary and Anne Heinert’s son, Alex, is in the Ukraine on a missiontrip with 24 others. They left July3 from Sioux Falls, flying toChicago and from there to Munich,Germany, before heading on toKiev. A fellow from their church inSioux Falls had gone there a num-ber of years ago, and then wentback again to start an orphanage.This group is going over there athis direction to hold a Bible camp,as many unchurched there showedan interest in a Bible camp.Marilyn Heinert’s new hip isworking for her, as she gets aroundin the house without a cane. Shefelt well enough to ride with Garyand Anne to Robert and Sharon’sopen house Sunday afternoon.Jean Kary was in Kadoka onbusiness Thursday. Friday she hada phone call from her daughter,Rae Staab, that her daughters Eliz-abeth and Cordelia and friendKaitlyn had just returned from aten day exploration of England,Ireland and Scotland.Sunday Ace and Edna and fam-ily and Jean and Brant were all atthe anniversary reception forRobert and Sharon.Irene Kaufman and daughters,Marjorie Popkes and Carol Fergu-son, had a day of shopping in Valentine Saturday. Sunday afterattending the anniversary openhouse, supper guests at Irene’swere Gene and Marjorie Popkes,Ed and Carol and Pete and MarlaFerguson.Pastor Denke visited Bill andMarjorie Letellier Friday. ColeenLetellier visited them Sundaymorning.Saturday, June 30, the Dave andGale Letellier families helped Mar- jorie Letellier celebrate her birth-day by bringing her cake andserenading her.Last Monday JoAnn, Gale,Coleen and Hailey went to RapidCity to keep appointments. Theycelebrated Gary’s birthday afterthey returned home.Thursday Jerry, Gale and JoAnnwere in Pierre on business. JoAnnwent to the Fiegum Funeral Homefor the visitation for the ChrisHuse family. He was a brother-in-law of Marla Huse, who is a friendof JoAnn’s, and a state officer of Master Garderners.Saturday the Master Gardenersmeeting was held at MabelSchmit’s in Winner. JoAnn stoppedin White River to pick up Donna Adrian. The lesson given that daywas on “New Canning and Preser-vation Requirements.” They alsomade and canned hot mustard.Donna had taken a class in Valen-tine offered by the Nebraska Ex-tension Service.Gale, JoAnn, Gary and DaveLetellier and family were all in at-tendance at Robert and Sharon’sgolden anniversary celebration.Jeanne Merchen’s brother, Dan,and family of Colestrip, MT leftFriday after helping all week withwheat harvest. Then Harry andJeanne headed for the BlackHillsto visit Dawn Koch and family inCuster, and Darrell and LynetteBatie and family in Rapid City, re-turning home Sunday afternoon.Jeannine Woodward and RoseWest visited Bob and JeanMagelky in Pierre Sunday. TheMagelky’s are getting geared up tomove to Wyoming.The Bjornstad combine crew of Walhalla, ND arrived at the Ringranch July 3, when the tempera-ture hit 106 degrees. They did getin some combining that day, butthe fields they combined had be hitnot only by a late frost, but alsohail storms, so the harvest waspoor. That was true of some of Rueben’s fields and also the fielddown by Robert’s, but fortunatelythe field by the home place was bet-ter.July 5, Matthew and June Ringwent on a pie baking binge, pulledsome more weeds while the piescooled, and then took them toBruce and Jessie’s for dessert aftersupper that evening. Matthew’s re-ward, as far as he was concerned,was getting to ride along withUncle Bruce the next day, taking apacked lunch along, and even get-ting to ride in the combines.Stephanie and Ryan had come toget him right away in the morningthat day. After the Jake Ring family re-union at the hall Saturday, therewas a rearranging of tables andmaterials, and the hall was thendecorated for the early 50th wed-ding anniversary of Robert andSharon Ring. Sunday noon therewas a meal served to the VanEpprelatives on Sharon’s side and theRing families on Robert’s side.Sharon’s brother, Eugene, and wife,Gay VanEpps, came from SiouxFalls, and their daughter, AnneMarie, and her husband, Rick Carr,came from Nebraska. Brother Ver-non and his wife, Jean, came fromaround Winner. Sharon’s cousin,Margie Jensen, and her husband,Harry, were also there for the meal,as well as many of the Ring’s whohad been at the reunion the day be-fore. At 2:00 the open house andthe deluge began. There were over120 friends and relatives who ar-rived to wish Robert and Sharonwell. Many cousins came from theWinner area and beyond, Norrisand White River. There was a reg-ular stream of well-wishers all af-ternoon coming and going from allaround the country.Some former community mem-bers who came were Emma Waackand her daughters, Dorothy andMildred, and Ida Karlin and herdaughter, Eunice. The threedaughters of Edgar and LorrainWaack made it from Pierre for theafternoon, too – Carol and DebbiePeterson and Donna Sanborn.Friday morning, Ed and CarolFerguson took their Jeep to Winnerto be repaired along with a critterto be butchered. Pete and Marlafollowed with the flatbed to haulhome a tractor that had been in theshop there. Carol was back in theNorris Post Office in the afternoonfor some training for Susan Taft.Pete and Marla Ferguson, Edand Carol Ferguson, Irene Kauf-man and Margie and Gene Popkeswere among those attending the50th anniversary celebration forRobert and Sharon Ring on Sun-day. Jes Ferguson stopped mid-combining to run in to thecelebration, too.Although JaLynn Burma’s birth-day was July 2, not everyone wasaround, so it wasn’t celebrateduntil the 3rd when the Beckwith’s,Burma’s and Julie could join inwith Jim and Marjorie Letellier tohave her birthday party. On the4th, Jim, Marjorie, Julie, AndreaBeckwith and Jakki Burma droveto Interior for the fireworks displaythere.The Norris Blackpipe commu-nity celebrated the 4th with ballgames and fireworks.Friday the Burma’s and Jim,Marjorie and Julie Letellier wentto Martin and Kyle to watch theBlackpipe youth play baseball.They played two games and lostboth, ending up playing under thelights and didn’t get home untilafter midnight. However, theycame back strong the next after-noon and defeated a Hot Springsteam 25-1.Friday night after the games,JaLynn and Jakki Burma wenthome with Julie Letellier to Kil-gore, and the next morning headedinto Valentine for the citywiderummage sale going on throughoutthe city.Sunday afternoon Jim and Mar- jorie Letellier and Jason and Ja-Lynn Burma were among thecrowd at Robert and Sharon Ring’sgolden a anniversary open house atthe Norris Township Hall. A man should know how towhittle and spit. That’s accordingto the advice given by ProfessorHarold Hill to the boy, Winthrop,in the movie, “The Music Man.”This sounds right to Winthrop, andhe immediately sets out to learnthese skills. He claims before longthat he’s already getting prettygood at spitting. He doesn’t makesimilar claims about whittling, buthe’s quite taken with the bigpocket knife Professor Hill hadgiven him.I’ve noticed, generally speaking,that the joys of spitting seemssomewhat more important to menthan to women. I’m not sure why.Personally, I’m fairly good at it. Ihave a range of ten to twelve feeton a good day when my throat ismanufacturing the right kind of ammunition. Naturally, that iswith the wind since spitting intothe wind is seldom a good idea un-less there are only gentle zephyrsinstead of our normal heftybreezes.If you want to improve your ac-curacy at spitting, there is proba-bly no better way than withwatermelon seeds. You can park onthe porch and see how close youcan come to some target you’ve setup such as a can, a box, or just acircle drawn in the dirt. There isone caution concerning this, how-ever, and it involves being carefulthat you don’t breathe in tooquickly and lodge a seed in yourwindpipe. Other than that, thereisn’t much danger involved unlessit irritates someone who thinksspitting is disgusting. There aresome of those kinds of peoplearound. Tut, tut.When it comes to whittling,alas, I have very little natural abil-ity. About the only thing I’ve everdone in that direction is peelingthe bark from willow sticks andsharpening the points. These ac-tions provide a good implement forroasting hot dogs or marshmallowsover a campfire.If you’re trying to carve out thefigure of a horse, or fish or bird,though, that does appear to besomewhat more difficult. Standardadvice is that you just cut off everything that doesn’t look like ahorse or whatever it is you’ve setout to carve. There must be some-thing more to it than that, I sus-pect, since that process has neverworked all that well for me.Then, too, I’m somewhat para-noid about using sharp tools onhard objects since fingers some-times get damaged along the way.I’ve spent way too many hourstraining these fingers of mine toplay the piano to see them need-lessly damaged. As a result, I’verejected the idea that men shouldknow how to whittle. Instead, I’vechanged one letter in “whittle” andcome up with “whistle.” Nowwhistling is something I can do. Itisn’t a talent that’s in popular de-mand, as far as I can tell, but myefforts sound pretty good to mewhen I’m whistling along with theradio or a CD while running downthe freeway.I first started trying to makethese sounds through pursed lipsin first grade when my teacher,who was also my cousin Marilyn,was my example. She lived with usand drove my sister and me somefive miles to the schoolhouse in anold jeep that had no radio. As a re-sult, she often whistled to keep usentertained, and she was quitegood at it. She even added vibratowhich is a normal thing to do inmost singing but not always inwhistling. I still use vibrato sinceit seems more pleasing than just astraight tone.Unfortunately, as far as I cantell, the human mouth doesn’tpucker to extremes so my tonesonly bridge a little over an octave.If the song I’m dealing with getstoo high or low, then I have to dropor raise an octave, but, whenyou’re by yourself, who cares?I would like some day to learnhow to do that really loud whistlethat a few people do by putting twofingers between their lips. I’venever figured out the mechanics of that or known anyone who couldteach me how to do it. It’s a usefultool for quieting a bunch of peoplefor an announcement, or just to getimmediate attention when it isneeded in an emergency or a trickysituation. Not many people knowhow to do it, and I guess I’ll haveto go out and beat the bushes tofind someone who can if I everwant to learn the procedure.So guys, it’s important to learnhow to spit, and you might alsowant to learn how to whittle orwhistle, take your choice. You galsare welcome to join in these pur-suits as well. You just never knowwhen a learned skill might come interribly handy (at least to avoidboredom if nothing else.)
Whittle and Spit
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
Jim, Fayola and Aaron Mans-field traveled to Cherokee, IA, aweek ago to attend the funeral of Jim’s brother-in-law, RayFlewelling. They went on Fridayand stayed overnight with Jim’sbrother, Richard, in Sioux City be-fore attending the funeral the nextday in Cherokee. They returnedhome Saturday evening. Thisweekend, Michelle and TyrelMansfield went to Rapid City to seeMichelle’s folks and also two of herbrothers who were there from Wis-consin and Georgia. The Georgiabrother and family also came herefor a visit. Fayola said that theirdaughter, Allison, and family werein some danger from fire there inWyoming. They had packed up incase they needed to evacuate, butthe blazes were controlled, in partby cooler weather and some rain,before doing a lot of damage.Former residents, Chris andDiana Elwood, were not so luckywith fire. The place where they liveand work in Montana was largelyburned although the houses weresaved. It was even unclear for awhile as to where the cattle hadgotten themselves off to.Chuck Fortune reports theybranded twice this last week andare now done with that. Fortunesdon’t start calving until May 1 sothey brand later as well. Some of the calves were pretty good size al-ready but still manageable. Chucksaid this kept the cooks on alert allweek, but the needed meals were infact prepared and consumed asneeded.John Addison is back in therodeo game after being out of it forquite a while due to a dislocatedshoulder. Over the weekend of thefourth, he rode bareback in fiverodeos in Dickenson, Killdeer, andMandan, North Dakota, as well asin South Dakota events at Mo-bridge and Ft. Pierre. He did thebest at Mobridge. John said thisisn’t a quick way to make money,but you can make some from timeto time. His wife and child thoughtfive rodeos were a bit much in sucha short time and decided to stay athome instead of going along.Jim Addison waited all week forhis daughter, Jami, to get homefrom camping with family andfriends over by Pierre, and she didreturn on Sunday. On Monday,however, she was taking off againfor a week in White River whereshe will attend basketball camp.She’ll be staying there with theNeal Krogman family since theyhave a daughter her age. On Sun-day, Jami turned thirteen so Jimand Georgann again have ateenager in the house. The wholefamily spent a weekend and the4th near Pierre camping. This is ayearly thing when various familiesfrom Murdo and other places gettogether for a few days. Sometimesthere are up to eight families al-though this year was only four.Georgann’s son, Matt, came to thecamp for a few days as well. Geor-gann also traveled to Rapid City onFriday to do some barrel racing.Scot and Jodie O’Bryan hadtheir daughter, Faye, and kidshome for a day or so last week.Jodie’s sister from Oklahoma alsocame to visit. The fun nightO’Bryans have for local people andkids wasn’t that big the last timedue to heat and people being busywith the 4th, but a bigger group isexpected this week. The event isheld every other week and entailsvarious cowboy events for all ages.Bunny Green had a nice sur-prise after church on Sunday. Fivegenerations of her offspring cameto visit. Her daughter, DarleneWiedemer, was there plus herdaughter, Cindy. Cindy’s daughter,Carla, was there plus her daughter,Destiny. Destiny had her new babywith her. Naturally, they had to gooutside on the porch and take a six-generation photograph. This wouldtend to indicate that Bunny is agreat-great-great grandmother(three greats.) Cindy’s daughter,Kiesha, was also there with hernew baby. Other spouses and kidscame as well. The visitors broughtdinner which included friedchicken, salad and lots of otherstuff. The family planned it to be asurprise, and it was. Most of thevisitors, except Darlene, are fromBelle Fourche. Bunny said her son,Gary, called from Idaho on Sunday.He had been visited by his daugh-ter from Oklahoma, and they wentto the place 50 miles from Boisethat Gary is fixing up for when heretires from his position as boss ata large mine.Eric and Pam Osborn attendeda fish fry on Sunday at Randy Pe-ters’ on Main Street. Greg Badurewas also there and others. DanaBadure wasn’t there as she and thekids were returning from Maineand a visit to her father. RhondaTerkildsen went with them. WhileDana was gone, Eric, Wally Wells,and others were helping tend hergoats who have become pretty goodat escaping their pen. Back athome, Eric and Pam aren’t toohopeful about their garden which isbeing invaded by grasshoppers andsuch. Pam continues to work at1880 Town, and Eric is back toworking at Moses Building Centerin Philip after being gone fromthere for over a year. He has beenback a couple of months now. Overthe 4th, Eric visited his mom andsister in Rapid City.Ronda and Rick Dennis hadcompany over the holiday, namelyfour of Ronda’s cousins, Karla,Claudine, Jennifer, Renae andtheir children. In addition grand-children, Carter and Taya Iversenwere there, too. On Thursday, theyplayed tourists at Wall Drug, had aBBQ that evening. Lori Iversenwas able to join the group thatevening. On Saturday they all wentto the 1880 Town before the cousinsreturned to Miller.Rudy Reimann spent the week-end camping and fishing on theMissouri by the Oahe Dam. Andyand Kerri Schofield and kids werealso there and Casey Sammonsplus Rudy’s brother, Forrest, fromSundance, WY. They caught a lot of walleyes, some small-mouth bassand others and limited out one day.Rudy said he should have stayedhome and baled some hay, but itwas time for a vacation. He said itwas pretty nice weather, and hehad a good weekend.
Going for the victory …
This young pitcher, Tavern Hart,throws a strike in a game when Blackpipe won against Hot Springs inMartin. The game ended in a 25-1 win for Blackpipe.
--photo submitted by Marjorie Letellier

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