Bison Courier

Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District
A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc.
P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429
Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
Volume 31
Number 22
November 14, 2013
Includes Tax
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Fall Supper, November 16th at
5 p.m. Beef vegetable soup, po-
tato soup, chicken noodle soup,
sandwiches, homemade pies.
Everyone Welcome. Hunters Wel-
come. Free Will Offering.
Highlights & Happenings
Veteran’s Day Pancake &
sausage breakfast will be
served at the American Legion
Post #255. Serving will be from 5
a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, Novem-
ber 16, 2013. Adults $5.00, Chil-
dren under 12 - $4.00, Pre-school
By Beth Hulm
Three times was the charm for
the annual telephone meeting
this fall. Originally scheduled for
October 7 and again for the 15th,
West River Cooperative Tele-
phone’s Annual Meeting, tradi-
tionally held on the first Monday
night in October, had been post-
poned twice when early winter
blizzard Atlas ravaged the area
on October 4 and 5. That early
winter storm created a lot of
extra work for electric and tele-
phone employees and priorities
had to be elsewhere. Finally, on
November 4, with power restored
to all residents, and extra work
crews and the National Guard
sent home, it was time to cele-
brate West River’s 60th anniver-
sary at this year’s annual
It was also General Manager
Jerry Reisenauer’s final Annual
meeting with the cooperative.
After 25 years, he will be retiring
in a few months.
Preceding the traditional pan-
cake and sausage supper meet-
ing, there was another celebrat-
ion. Helen Aaker, a 40-year em-
ployee of the cooperative, has also
retired. There was cake and ice
cream in the social room in honor
of her many years of dedicated
There was cake and ice cream
again after the evening meeting
to commemorate WRCTC’s 60
years of bringing telephone serv-
ice and other technology, includ-
ing the Internet, to a wide, local
service area.
As has been his tradition since
the War on Terror began in 2001,
Reisenauer has offered a patriotic
video prior to addressing the
membership. This year’s tribute
was to area servicemen, set to the
music of Rory Hoffman, Lemmon,
and country superstar Billy Ray
In his final manager report,
Reisenauer offered a timeline of
how the company has grown
since its beginnings on October
15, 1953 in Bison. As the com-
pany grew, it first purchased the
old Sorum Telephone Company
and eventually added Camp
Crook, Buffalo, Lemmon, Newell
and Nisland.
The cooperative made history
by being amongst the first in the
nation to offer a one-party system
to its subscribers and, later, to in-
stall four-fiber optic cable. (Now
there is 48- and 96-fiber optic
It was in Reisenauer’s first year
at the cooperative that the first
internet service was offered.
Reisenauer said that the com-
pany is in “great financial and op-
erational shape.” The 2012 profit
margin was $2.9 million, the
greatest in the company’s history,
he said. Assets now top $40 mil-
lion and, in the past 10 years,
revenues have doubled to over
$11,000,000. Reisenauer credited
his staff and the board of direc-
tors for that growth.
He also proudly announced that
West River has gone four years
and a half-million hours with no
lost-time to accidents.
The successes that the coopera-
tive has experienced have not
come without challenges. Reise-
nauer said that the Federal Com-
munication Commission contin-
ues to confront the workings of
the cooperative, attempting to
push costs back to the local level.
In addition to Reisenauer and
Aaker, a couple of other employ-
ees and two directors were recog-
nized for years of service.
Recognition is earned in five-year
increments. Directors John John-
son, Buffalo, and Sandy Helms,
Reva, have served the board for
25 and 10 years, respectively.
Colle Nash, Director of Opera-
tions, has been on the job for 35
years and journeyman Tyrel
Ellingson for 5.
Four new employees have
joined the staff since the last an-
nual meeting – Jeannie Reiff, ac-
countant; Sarah Hauser and
Janelle Goddard, customer serv-
ice reps; and Larry Hendricks,
An election, overseen by 10-year
cooperative attorney Ronda
Miller, placed five prospective di-
rectors on a ballot. Incumbents
Greg Fried, Bison; Joe Burke,
Newell; and Les Wolff, Lemmon,
were each re-elected to another
three-year term.
Throughout the meeting, more
than 50 door prizes were handed
out Additionally, Dolores Chap-
man, Bison, won $50 in the early-
bird Plinko game and five lucky
winners received crisp $100 bills
in the grand prize drawing. Win-
ners were Lynn and Holly Wad-
dell, Shadehill; Dennis and Bert
Lewton, Kindra Aaker and Teddi
Carlson, all from Bison; and
Roland and Carol Hoffman, Lem-
Entertainment, following the
business meeting, was provided
by the Potter Family of Rapid
City. Clover Potter, her son,
daughter and daughter-in-law
also performed for Grand Electric
consumers in June, 2012. Their
repeat performance was as well-
received as the previous one.
They vocally performed classic
and new music, ending with the
patriotic favorite, Lee Green-
wood’s “God Bless the USA.”
See more pictures on page 12 & 13.
Employee Tyrel Ellingson, a five-year employee of the cooperative, served pancakes and sausage
to more than 200 people, including George and Margaret Gerbracht and Herman and Ruby Van-
Whatʼs inside
page 11
page 8
page 12
WRCTC celebrates 60 years at Annual Meeting;
Reisenauer says “Thanks for 25 years”
Blood Drive, November 25, 2013 at
the Grand Electric Social room 12:45 p.m. -
5:15 p.m. contact Bernice Kari for information
Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving service
has bee cancelled due to scheduling difficulty. It will
be back next year.
Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting weekly in Bison.
The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the
basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is wel-
To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please
submit them by calling: 244-7199, or e-mailing to: We will run your event notice the
two issues prior to your event at no charge.

in Bison
Periodicals Postage Paid at Bison, SD 57620
Published weekly every Thursday by Ravellette Publ., Inc.
at PO Box 429, Bison SD 57620-0429
Telephone: 605-244-7199 • Fax: 605-244-7198
E-mail Addresses:
Bison ............................................................................$36.04
Meadow, Shadehill, Prairie City, Reva & Lodgepole........$35.36
in state ........................................................$39.00 + sales tax
out of state (Includes all Hettinger addresses.) ...$39.00 (no tax)
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to
The Bison Courier, PO Box 429, Bison SD 57620-0429
Deadlines: Display and Classified Advertising: Mon-
days at 12:00 p.m. Legals: Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Publisher: Don Ravellette
Editor/Office Manager: Arlis Seim
Asst. Editor/Reporter: Lita Wells
Ad Sales: Beth Hulm (605-244-5231),
COPYRIGHT: Ravellette Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Nothing may be
reprinted, photocopied or in any way reproduced from this publication, in whole
or in part, without the written consent of the publisher.
2 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013
Dr. Jason M. Hafner
Dr. David J. Prosser
Faith Clinic
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
S.D. Department of Agriculture and S.D. Game,
Fish & Parks will host M-44 Certification Class
A group of South Dakota live-
stock producers recently requested
the ability to become certified in
the use of M-44s to assist South
Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
(SDGFP) with predator control.
The South Dakota Department
of Agriculture (SDDA) annually
conducts training for and certifies
applicators of M-44 devices. All in-
dividuals interested in receiving
M-44 certification need to contact
the SDDA office at (605) 773-4432
by Dec. 2 to pre-register. There is
no cost for the training and class
details will be sent to all inter-
ested parties. Dates and locations
of meetings will be determined
based upon pre-registration re-
M-44 certification increases
predator control efforts
Today, when a livestock pro-
ducer contacts SDGFP Wildlife
Damage Specialists about a coyote
issue on their land, the M-44 is
their go-to control tool.
An M-44 is a sodium cyanide in-
jector, set on spring compressor
that quickly releases the chemical
into a coyote's mouth if they bite
down and pull up on the baited
capsule. Like all methods SDGFP
wildlife damage specialists use to
control wildlife, the M-44 is a very
humane and target specific
"Effective coyote control in
South Dakota depends heavily on
the use of M-44s," said Keith Fisk,
Wildlife Damage Program Admin-
Fisk added that the number of
M-44s his team sets is limited to
the number they can responsibly
check each week.
When Mike Kintigh, Region1
Regional Supervisor explained
this during a recent Multi-County
Predator Control District meeting,
the livestock producers in atten-
dance requested that they be pro-
vided with the ability to become
certified. A landowner who is cer-
tified can check the M-44s on his
land for the State Trapper, allow-
ing him to be more effective with
his time and get more work done.
"This certification will allow
landowners to become more proac-
tive when it comes to predator con-
trol on their own land, working
alone or by cooperating with
SDGFP," Kintigh said. Certified
applicators may also purchase and
apply M-44 devices on their own
through the SDDA program.
This past year, the 24 SDGFP
Wildlife Damage Specialists lo-
cated throughout the state, re-
sponded to more than 1,900
requests and worked with more
than 1,200 livestock producers to
stop predators. The joint efforts of
SDGFP, Predator Control Districts
and USDA Wildlife Services re-
sulted in the removal of over 8,000
coyotes, statewide.
Daniel Turgeon, wildlife damage specialist with South Dakota
Game, Fish & Parks re-baits an M44 M44 sodium cyanide in-
jectors as he tracks coyotes.
Nutrition Site Menu
Thursday, November 14
marinated vegetable salad
whole wheat crackers
Friday, November 15
Roast pork
boiled potatoes w/gravy
peas, orange juice
jello w/whipped topping & almonds
Monday, November 18
Spanish rice w/hamburger
seasoned spinach
grape juice
Tuesday, November 19
Autumn chicken
baked sweet potato
harvest beets
tossed salad w/dressing
Wednesday, November 20
Mexican chicken soup
fruity slaw
unsalted crackers
fruit crisp
The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013 • 3
4• The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013 • 5
Tree Facts – Trees and shrubs adapted to the
Western Dakotas
By Robert W. Drown,
Natural Resource Specialist
What are the best trees and
shrubs to grow in the western
Dakotas? Many people are ask-
ing this question after all of the
damage caused by the recent
Atlas Blizzard. Not all trees and
shrubs are created equal some
species are more tolerant to
drought, saline soils, alkaline
soils and snow load.
There are a lot of problems
come with growing trees in an
area that is naturally grassland.
Few trees grow naturally and
when they do it is normally only
along rivers, creeks and drainage
ways. Usually when we plant
trees, we are planting them on
upland areas where they do not
naturally grow. Many of these
are planted along with other na-
tive and non-native species in
shelterbelts and yards through-
out our area.
Many trees and shrubs need to
be replaced in the western Dako-
tas and planting those that are
adapted will provide better
chances of success. The toughest
shrubs are Buffaloberry, Cara-
gana, Chokecherry, Honeysuckle,
Common Lilac, Hansen Hedge
Rose and Silverberry. The second
toughest shrubs are Russian Al-
mond, Nanking Cherry, Co-
toneaster, Juneberry, Late Lilac,
American Plum, Potentilla, West-
ern Sandcherry and Fragrant
Sumac. The toughest trees are
Russian Olive, Green Ash, Siber-
ian Elm, Rocky Mountain Ju-
niper, Ponderosa Pine and
Eastern Red Cedar. The second
toughest trees are Manchurian
Apricot, Flowering Crabapple,
Siberian Crabapple, Amur Maple,
Tartarian Maple, Harbin Pear,
Boxelder, American Elm, Japan-
ese Elm and Bur Oak.
Dr. John Ball, SDSU Extension
Forester provided information
about fruit trees that are adapted
to our area as follows: Pears -
Golden Spice and Ure are proba-
bly the best, sweet enough to eat
if ripened in a bag on the kitchen
table for a few days, but some-
times are only good for jams and
jellies. Apples – the hardiest ap-
ples are Haralred, Haralson and
Honeycrisp. However, you cannot
pollinate a Haralred with a Har-
alson due to their close relation-
ship. The crabapple Chestnut is
also hardy. Plums – Waneta,
LaCrescent and Pembina are
about the toughest and all good
for fresh eating, though Pembina
does not can well. LaCrescent
fruit is similar to an apricot, its
good but the plant does not bear
well. Underwood and Toka are
fairly hardy and Toka is a good
pollinator for your other plums.
Cherries – the Nanking cherries
are the best, North Star is a pie
cherry quite sweet and hardy.
Apricots – Old standbys are
Moongold and Sungold, newer
ones are Brookcot or Westcot, and
both are hardy, late bloomers and
produce good fruit. You only need
to plant one of either Brookcot or
Westcot as these trees are self-
fruitful. Peaches – the only peach
to survive and fruit is Contender.
My sources for this news article
were the North Dakota State
University Extension Service and
South Dakota State University
Extension Service. If you would
like more information about
“Trees and Shrubs Adapted to the
Western Dakotas,” call Bob
Drown at the Conservation Office
at 605-244-5222, Extension 4 or
by e-mail at robert.drown@sd.
Ponderosa Pines are naturally adapted to grow in the Slim Buttes of Harding County and are sur-
rounded by prairie.
6 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013
Rosebud News...
By Tiss Treib
Marilyn Schwartzbauer, Noel
and Braylyn Miller of Bismarck
arrived at Dorothy Frey’s Friday
late afternoon and spent the
John and Shirley Johnson were
Monday afternoon visitors of Tiss
Bob and Shilo Johnson took
Tiss Treib out to supper in Het-
tinger Monday evening.
Nick Treib spent Tuesday with
his mother, Tiss Treib.
Dee Strehlow and Jeanette
Foyt brought supper out to Tiss
Treib Wednesday evening.
Edna Klein spent Thursday af-
ternoon with Tiss Treib.
Charity Newman, Prairie,
Sierra and Gunnar spent Friday
with Tiss Treib.
Lexi Johnson spent Friday af-
ternoon with Tiss Treib.
Nick Treib spent Friday with
his mother, Tiss Treib.
Lexi Johnson spent Saturday
with Tiss Treib.
LaVonne Foss brought dinner
to Tiss Treib and Lexi Johnson
Lester and Sharon Longwood
brought supper to the Treib ranch
Saturday late afternoon.
Saturday supper guests of Tiss
Treib were John and Shirley
Johnson; Gary, Jodi and Lexi
Johnson; Bob and Shilo Johnson;
Nick and Tammy Treib. Dorothy
and Lynn Frey and Pastor Dana
Lockhart were evening visitors.
Sunday evening and supper
guests of Tiss Treib were Loran
Kilen and Amy Traxel of Almont,
ND; Gary, Jodi and Lexi Johnson;
Bob and Shilo Johnson; Nick and
Tammy Treib.
John and Shirley Johnson were
among those who attended the fu-
neral of Esther Johnson Sunday
at the Rosebud Church.
All of Thelma Sandgren’s chil-
dren were home over the week-
end for the funeral of their uncle
Buster Van Wyk which was held
Saturday at Holland Center
Thelma, Georgia and Steve
Sandgren were among those who
attended the funeral for Esther
Johnson at the Rosebud Church
Tim and JoAnne Seim were
among those who attended the fu-
neral of Esther Johnson at the
Rosebud Church Sunday after-
Bridget Keller spent last Sun-
day overnight with Bert and Pat
Keller’s in Timber Lake. Bridget
and the boys returned home Mon-
Albert Keller arrived home
Duane Harris and Albert
Keller moved cattle home Friday.
Albert and Bridget Keller and
Boyd Ellingson were Saturday
dinner guests of Duane and
Dawn Harris.
Bridget Keller visited with
Nolan Seim and Sarah Dreiske,
Kathy Seim and Ole Herland Sat-
urday evening.
Bridget Keller attended the fu-
neral for Esther Johnson at the
Rosebud Church Sunday evening.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013 • 7
USDA/Farm Service Agency NEWS
The Dewey, Meade, Perkins &
Ziebach County FSA offices would
like to keep you informed of the fol-
lowing items important to USDA
programs. If you have any ques-
tions please contact the Dewey
County office at 865-3522 ext 2,
Meade County at 347-4952 ext 2,
Perkins at 244-5222 ext 2 or
Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2.
USDA has been made aware that
there is a fraudulent letter circulat-
ing to producers and/or contractors.
The signature line in these letters
reads “Frank Rutenberg” and the
sender claims to be a USDA em-
ployee seeking information about
the recipient.
These letters are a fraud, the
sender is fictitious and recipients
should NOT respond to these let-
Should you receive one of these
fraudulent letters, please notify
your local Farm Service Agency or
a USDA Service Center representa-
Please share this information
with your fellow farmers and
Interest Rate for Commodity and
Marketing Assistance Loans is
1. 125%
Interest Rate for Farm Storage
Facility Loans is 2.000 7 YEAR
Interest Rate for Farm Storage
Facility Loans is 2.625 10 YEAR
Interest Rate for Farm Storage
Facility Loans is 2.875 12 YEAR
FLP Farm Operating Loan Inter-
est is 2.125%
FLP Farm Ownership Loan In-
terest is 4.250%
Farm Service Agency Announces
the Resumption of 2013 Crop Com-
modity Loan Disbursements
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2013 —
U.S Department of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency (FSA) Admin-
istrator Juan Garcia announced
today that the processing and dis-
bursement of 2013 crop commodity
loans has resumed. The commodity
loan programs provide interim fi-
nancing to producers for agricul-
tural commodities stored after
harvest and then sold throughout
the year. Crop year 2013 commod-
ity loan-making was suspended
Oct. 1, 2013, to make changes nec-
essary to accommodate the auto-
matic funding reductions known as
sequester. Sequestration is man-
dated by the Budget Control Act of
“We must comply with the laws
established by Congress in accor-
dance with sequestration policy,”
said Garcia. “We regret the delay
this has created in USDA issuing
marketing assistance loans because
we know how critical the loans are
to farmers’ cash flows at this time
of year.”
Producers requesting 2013 crop
commodity loans on their harvested
commodities will have a 5.1 percent
reduction to the loan amount upon
its disbursement, due to the se-
questration. Commodity loans is-
sued by marketing associations and
loan servicing agents are also sub-
ject to the sequestration reduction.
During the period that loan-mak-
ing was suspended, producers were
still able to submit loan applica-
tions to their county FSA offices,
marketing associations and loan
servicing agents.
For further information about
commodity marketing loans, farm-
ers may contact their local county
FSA office or go online to
8 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013 • 9
10 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013
Germany's most successful a cappella export
to perform for 2nd concert of DCA season
VOCALDENTE, the award win-
ning German a cappella male quin-
tet, will perform in Hettinger on
Monday, November 18, for the sec-
ond concert of the 2013-14 Dakota
Concert Association (DCA) season.
The concert, one of the group's 16-
concert tours through the central
United States, begins at 7:30 pm
MT in the Hettinger Lutheran
The five performers in VO-
CALDENTE are audience fa-
vorites, award winners, globe
trotters, vocal artists, entertainers,
and just-plain-singers. Unlike
other a cappella groups, VO-
CALDENTE doesn't rely on special
vocal effects, such as making rhyth-
mic percussive sounds with the
voice. Their passion is an almost-
lost art in the vocal scene, that of
conveying musical entertainment
in its most authentic way--purely
acoustical, taking a cappella back
to its roots.
Since coming together in 2004 at
the Hochschule for Music gather-
ing, and at the Boys Choir festival
in Hannover, Germany, the group
has developed into an internation-
ally acclaimed and much sought-
after vocal ensemble.
Over 100 concerts and appear-
ances are on this group's annual
schedule, in a program that takes
them throughout their homeland of
Germany, throughout Europe, and
on extensive and repeated tours of
the USA as well as of Hong Kong,
Singapore, South Korea, Japan and
Taiwan, singing such songs as
"Let's Misbehave," "The Wanderer,"
"Rosanna," "Don't Stop Me Now,"
"I'm a Believer," and many more.
Two concerts remain in the 2013-
14 DCA season, the family fiddle
and step show on April 15 and
Mack Bailey, folk singer from the
Limelighters on May 15. Ticket
holders may also attend the three
remaining concerts of the Dickin-
son Area Concert Association
through the DCA reciprocity agree-
ment with them. Concert dates,
times and places of all concerts are
listed on the DCA season ticket.
Admission to Hettinger area con-
certs is by DCA season ticket.
For further information, contact
KB Jewelers in Hettinger or any
Dakota Concert Association board
Over a few short years, Germany's most successful a cappella export, VOCALDENTE, has developed
into an internationally acclaimed and much sought-after vocal ensemble. The five members of the
quintet sing "old style," that is, without vocal percussion and, whenever possible, without amplifi-
Meadow News .........By Tiss Treib
Jane Christman of Boulder, CO is
spending a few days with Art and
Marilyn Christman.
Mary Ellen Fried was among
those who attended the funeral for
Esther Johnson Sunday afternoon at
the Rosebud Church.
Fred and Bev Schopp were among
the many supper and evening visi-
tors of Bob and Connie Hourigan.
Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended
the West River Cooperative Tele-
phone Meeting in Bison on Monday
Carolyn Petik attended Hope
women's Bible Study at the home of
Phyllis Schmidt on Tuesday after-
noon. She was an evening visitor at
Irene Young's.
Carolyn Petik and Irene Young
went to Bismarck on Thursday for
doctors’ appointments.
Thursday evening Carolyn Petik
and Phyllis Schmidt attended the
movie "Unstoppable" in Lemmon.
Jerry and Carolyn Petik visited
Ernestine Miller on Friday after-
noon to wish her a happy 96th birth-
Petiks attended the "Best for
Last" Five Counties Nursing Home
fundraiser in Lemmon on Saturday
Jerry and Carolyn Petik and Irene
Young attended Confirmation at
Spencer Memorial Presbyterian
Church in Lemmon on Sunday. Mi-
randi Bakken was one of the con-
firmed. In the afternoon Jerry and
Carolyn visited several residents at
the nursing home.
Sunday evening guests at Petik's
were Dale Holtey, Dave Bartel, John
and Barry Hershman of Huron, SD.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013 • 11
The 2013 Bison School All-State Chorus members. Left to right, Joseph Kvale, Maggie Archibald,
Kimberly Kvale, and Joey Aukland. The All-State Chorus consisted of 960 singers from 154
schools throughout South Dakota. Our four singers did an excellent job, and we hope to partic-
ipate again next year.
All State Chorus participants
Home Country...........Slim Randles
There were two little boys down
at the Doughnut Hole Café the
other day, standing outside, just
waiting. They didn’t have long to
wait. The Greyhound bus pulls up
just about one each afternoon, give
or take a little.
When the bus pulled up and
parked and the brakes went
whoosh, those two little boys had
eyes like saucers. They took in
everything, from the mud on the
tires to the snow clinging to the
mud flaps.
The driver stepped down and
helped her passengers out,
proudly wearing the Greyhound
uniform. She had pride in her
eyes, too, as we all know how that
mountain can get when it’s snow-
It’s always been that way. There
have always been little guys
watching and wondering as the
people get off for their lunch stop.
Where are these people from?
What was it like up on the moun-
tain? I wonder if I could drive the
bus someday when I’m grown.
When we’re small, our world and
our view of it tends to be smaller
as well. The exotic places of the
world – to an eight-year-old –
aren’t Singapore or Nairobi or Cal-
cutta. The exotic places tend more
toward Smithfield and Riverbank
and Oakdale and Cottage Grove.
At eight years old, the world’s
horizon is Thompson Ridge, rather
than the Pacific Ocean. But that
doesn’t make the world any less
Those little boys knew that, after
lunch, those people would get back
on that bus (they even have a rest-
room on the bus, you know) and
they would go out of town in a
diesel rush and cross the bridge on
Lewis Creek and then disappear.
But they know that bus will be
going right past their grandpar-
ents’ house in about two hours.
They asked and they know. The
people on that bus might be able
to look out and see Grandpa’s dog,
Sadie, as the bus goes by.
I wonder what Sadie’s doing right
now? If I were on that bus right
now, I could get off there and see.
And someday I will. Someday I’ll
get on and ride and I’ll know
what’s out there. I’ll know…
12 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013
Jerry Landis and other members of Legion Post #255 served
as Honor Guard.
$100 prize winners: Holly Waddell, Teddi Carlson, Kindra Aaker, Karol Hoffman and Dennis Lew-
The Potter Family provided musical entertainment.
WRCTC annual meeting ..................
The father of the righteous shall greatly
rejoice; and he that begetteth a wise child
shall have joy of him. Thy father and the
mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee
shall rejoice. My son, give me thine heart,
and let thine eyes observe my ways.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013 • 13
Helen Aaker, started her career with West River Cooperative
Telephone Company and Grand Electric as a Billing Clerk in
1968. She left the Cooperative for a few years when her chil-
dren were small and returned in 1977 as a Billing Clerk. Her
job title has changed several times over the years from typist,
secretary, member relations representative to customer serv-
ice representative; the title she held when she retired. Helen
has been the “behind the scenes” coordinator of countless An-
nual Meetings, Christmas parties and numerous other member
events. Her expertise will be greatly missed. Helen served 40
years of service and commitment to the Cooperatives.
General Manager Jerry Reisenauer received a watch, a plaque
and a toy tractor and seeder in recognition of his upcoming
retirement after 25 years with the cooperative.
Thinking About Building?
At Northwest Supply Company, we can do your job from
start to finish or recommend contractors that do
quality workmanship.
Give us a call to discuss your ideas.
Monday, November 18
Sloppy joes
string cheese
salad bar
fruit & milk
Tuesday, November 19
chicken nuggets
brown rice pilaf
whole grain roll
salad bar
fruit & milk
Wednesday, November 20
Meat sauce & spaghetti
wg roll
salad bar
fruit & milk
Thursday, November 21
Turkey w/gravy
sweet potatoes
whole grain roll
salad bar
fruit & milk
Every day at
Northwest Farm &
Home Supply
Lemmon, SD
Homeland Companion
Hi Protein dog food is
$15.99 for a 40# bag
Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in
the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself
also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of
thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also
in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
14 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013
Esther H. Johnson, age 98 of
Lemmon, passed away early Mon-
day morning, November 4, 2013 at
her sister's home west of Bison.
Memorial service were Sunday,
November 10, 2013 at Rosebud
Lutheran Church, South of White
Butte, South Dakota at 2:00 p.m.
Rev. Marjorie Hershey and Rev.
Dana Lockhart officiated and bur-
ial of Esther's ashes followed at
the Rosebud Cemetery. Condo-
lences can be left at the Evanson
Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon,
SD on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 1:00
to 5:00 p.m.
Visitation was one hour prior to
the service at the church on Sun-
Esther Henrietta Seim was born
on May 25, 1915 to Henry Seim
and Esther (Becker) Seim on their
homestead in Rockford Township,
Perkins County, SD. She was the
third child of a family of six,
Henry, Louis, Willie, Lester and
Kari. The Seim house was made
out to Henry's claim shack and Es-
ther's claim shack. Esther's claim
shack was the living room. Esther
attended the Sunny Slope School
for the first 8 grades.
She grew to young womanhood
on the ranch. One of her many jobs
included trailing the cows down to
the south pasture and while there
she sat in her little stone house
atop a hill and read books. She at-
tended Lemmon high school grad-
uating with the class of 1933.
Blenda Christman and Bernie
Rose were among her classmates.
She then attended teachers college
in Dickinson for one year earning
her certificate in 1934.
Esther started her teaching ca-
reer at her old home school, Sunny
Slope, for 1 year (1935) with her
students being her brother Lester
and sister, Kari, along with Hilda,
Ivan and Gilbert Paulson and Roy
Ludington. The school was located
1 mile north of the Seim ranch and
then moved to 1 mile south and ½
mile west. When it was sold, the
school was moved back to the
ranch and added on to the house.
It was the kitchen and dining
room. With her first paycheck of
$40.00 for the month, Esther
bought a sewing machine and a
washing machine. The sewing ma-
chine was a Montgomary Ward
and is still in the country.
Esther then taught 1 year at
Hay Hill School #2 east of Hwy 73.
(1936) The three Stanley children
were among the students, Tim
Gossman, who was the president
of the bank in Bison is the son of
Bernice Stanley.
She then went to Burdick and
taught 1 year. (1937) Kari went
with her and attended 8th grade.
Other students included Bud,
June and Albert Smebakken,
John, Muriel and Martina John-
She then went to Liberty for
three years. (1938-1940) Jim
Spenny, Loran Jorgenson, four
Novak girls, Bob and Jack Crow
were among her students.
She spent 2 years at West Roo-
sevelt, (1941-42) west of Milner's.
Ernest and Walter Hard, Myrtle,
Melvin and Martina Randen and
three Matke kids were students.
Esther taught at Pleasant Ridge
1 year (1943), Alice, Obert and
Selmer Hagen, Floyd Johnson, Ho-
race and Nels Seim, Dorothy Paul-
son and George Paulson's girls,
Louise and Delores.
She taught at Lone Tree School
1 year, (1944) south of Bison.
LeRoy Schecher, Merle, Dean and
Cleo Kopren, Orein Hafner,
Hafner girl, Schutzka's twins and
Ann Weaver. Back to Pleasant
Ridge for 1 year (1945) where her
students were Selmer and Obert
Hagen; Dorothy and Larry Paul-
son, Nels Seim and Floyd Johnson.
In 1946 thru 1954 she taught
the 3rd grade at Simmons Ele-
mentary in Aberdeen. Her father,
Henry Seim passed away in 1954.
Back to teaching at Pleasant
Ridge for 2 years (1955-1956) Stu-
dents were Patsy Rittenhouse
(Miller), Jim and Jerry Anderson
and Tommy Seim.
Then to Rapid City for 1 year
(1956) at EB Berquist Elementary,
third grade.
She was married to Andrew
George Johnson on July 20th,
1957. She then took 2 to 3 years off
from teaching. Esther then taught
in the Lemmon School system
1960 thru 1962, 3rd grade and re-
members well the principal's son,
whom she had for a student one of
those years.
One of her many experiences in
her travels to school involved a
fox. On her way to Lemmon she
saw a fox crossing the road, and
she ran over it. At that time, there
was bounty on fox, so she stopped,
backed up and threw it in the
trunk. After a day at school, she
stopped at Grandma Johnson's.
She could hear a noise, like
scratching, coming from the trunk,
so she called Andrew and he drove
all the way to Lemmon, carefully
opened the trunk and killed the
fox. This time it was dead.
In 1963 Andrew and Esther
were blessed with a daughter, Es-
ther Hilma (Tiss) Johnson. Esther
had wanted to name her Renae,
but Andrew wanted her named
after family members, for a while
she was known as "Jr.", then An-
drew started calling her "Tissie"
which was later shortened to
In 1969 she again taught at
Pleasant Ridge School at the urg-
ing of Elvira Johnson. Students
were Bob, Alice, and Ruth Seim,
Linda and Jean Johnson and Kay
Paulson. While she taught at
Pleasant Ridge, Tiss started her
first year of school at Burdick,
with Andrew making sure she got
to school every day.
Burdick School closed and stu-
dents were transferred to either
Bison or Lemmon. Tiss traveled to
Lemmon on the bus every day, but
would rather have dad take her to
town, so Esther began teaching
3rd grade at the Lemmon Elemen-
tary in 1971 and had Tiss as a
pupil that year. She taught in
Lemmon 1971 thru 1981 and re-
tired when Tiss graduated from
High School.
Andrew and Esther celebrated
their 20th wedding anniversary on
July 20, 1977, at the home of her
sister, Albert and Kari Hoff. An-
drew passed from this life on Dec.
6, 1977 while doing what he loved,
being out on the ranch.
Tiss was married on July 4,
1981 to Alton Treib. Esther was
blessed with her only grandchild,
Nickolas Andrew Treib on Jan. 2,
Esther lived on the ranch for an-
other five years before moving
south of Lemmon to the Stanley
Smebakken place, which is leased
by Tony and Helen Gregory. Es-
ther lived there for a number of
years, and then moved to Lem-
mon. She lived in a house at the
south end of Main for a year and
then moved into an apartment in
In February of 2012 she moved
in with her sister, Kari Hoff due to
failing health and was under the
care of her great-niece, Dorena
Esther is survived by her
daughter, Tiss Treib, Lemmon, her
grandson, Nick (Tammy) Treib
Hettinger, ND, her sister, Kari
Hoff, Bison, SD, brother-in-law,
John G. (Shirley) Johnson, Shade-
hill, SD, sisters-in-law, Martina
Ham, Shadehill, SD and Muriel
Seidel, Bismarck ND; her special
caregivers, nieces, Dorena and
Katie Weichmann; and numerous
nieces, nephews and family mem-
Esther was preceded in death by
her parents, Henry and Esther
Seim, her husband, Andrew G.
Johnson and her brothers, L.J.
Seim, Lester Seim, Henry Seim
and Willie Seim.
Esther H. Johnson Linda Seim
Funeral services for Linda Seim,
age 55, of Shadehill, South
Dakota, will be held at 11:00 a.m.
on Friday, November 15, 2013, at
the F.J. Reeder Armory in Lem-
mon, South Dakota. Pastor Roger
Dieterle and Pastor Dana Lock-
hart will officiate and following a
potluck luncheon, burial will take
place in the Seim Cemetery south
of White Butte, South Dakota.
Everyone is encouraged and wel-
come to bring a dish to share for
the potluck meal.
A complete obituary will be in
next weeks paper.
States Army during the Korean
Conflict. He was honorably dis-
charged and returned to ranching,
mainly raising sheep on the
prairies in Perkins County.
He was a lifetime member of the
Holland Center Church and spent
his entire life on the ranch until
moving into Western Horizons Care
Center in 2007. Buster was taken
care of very well at the nursing
home and never had anything to
complain about.
Buster passed away on Sunday,
November 3, 2013 at the Western
Horizons Care Center in Hettinger,
He is survived by his brother,
Warren VanWyk, Lodgepole, SD;
two sisters, Thelma Sandgren,
Lemmon, SD and Gladys Vliem,
Lodgepole, SD; one brother-in-law,
Dean Anderson, Hettinger, ND; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Buster was preceded in death by
his parents; one brother in infancy;
one sister, Elaine Anderson; two
brothers-in-law, Bud Sandgren and
Jim Vliem; one sister-in-law, Car-
olyn VanWyk; great-nephew,
Matthew Sandgren and great-
niece, Taelor Anderson.
Visitation was from 3:00 p.m to
7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8,
2013 at the Centennial Chapel of
the Evanson Jensen Funeral Home
in Hettinger and one hour prior to
services at the church Saturday
Condolences may be sent
through our website at www.evan-
Buster VanWyk
Funeral services for Buster Van-
Wyk, age 84, of Lodgepole, South
Dakota, were held at 1:00 p.m. on
Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the
Holland Center Church, rural
Lodgepole, SD with Pastor Brad
Burkhalter, officiating. Burial fol-
lowed at the Holland Center Ceme-
tery. Military Honors were afforded
by the Johnson-Melary American
Legion Post #115 of Hettinger,
North Dakota.
Marian Alfred "Buster" VanWyk,
was born on December 15, 1928, to
Gilbert and Marie (Stuit) VanWyk
in the southeast corner of Fredlund
Township in Perkins County, SD.
He attended school at the East
Fredlund School for 6 years, and
when his family moved to a farm in
Sidney Township, he attended the
Jesfield School.
Buster then began working on
the family farm and ranch until
being called to serve in the United
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and
though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the
mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
Psalm 46: 1-3
The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013 • 15
Pastors Perspective
Pastor Gerhardt H. Juergens,
Christ Lutheran Church, Bison, SD
The Last Day: Christ’s Return!
We are in the Church Season of the End Times. It’s when our Scriptural reading
focus our hearts and minds on Judgment Day and eternity. “For (God) has set a day
when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given
proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” (Act 17:31) God will judge
mankind by the God / man, the risen Lord Jesus Christ. Only God knows when Jesus
will return to judge the living and the dead. “When the Son of Man comes in his
glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.” (Matt 25:31)
When Jesus takes his place on his glorious throne to judge, all people who ever ex-
isted will stand before Judge Jesus. He will raise all the dead. “Do not be amazed at
this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and
come out.” (John 5:28) That is why the Apostle Paul writes, “We do not want you to
be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have
no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will
bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord's own
word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord,
will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will
come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and
with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who
are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet
the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.” (1 Thess 4:13-17) Christ
will gather the world in the air since the earth will be destroyed by fire, purging it
from the effects of sin. “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens
will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and
everything done in it will be laid bare.” (2Pet 3:10) So many spend their lives work-
ing for things that will end up in smoke.
Once all have been raised from the dead, Jesus will judge by separating the
world into two groups. “All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will sepa-
rate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.” (Matt 25:32-33) Jesus will
separate his believers from the unbelievers. Whoever believes that Jesus lived a per-
fect life for you, and died on the cross to pay the punishment for all your sins, have
your sins forgiven. You are washed clean by the blood of the Lamb. “For God so loved
the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not
perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn
the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not con-
demned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have
not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.” (John 3:16-18)
Death is judgment day for the individual soul. At death all the souls of unbe-
lievers will go to hell, while all the souls of the believers will go to heaven. Jesus told
the thief on the cross, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." (Luk
23:43) Then on Judgment Day, everybody will be raised and stand before Christ and
separated. Our Good Shepherd knows his sheep, there will be no mistakes. All be-
lievers and only believers will go to heaven.
God tells about the Last Day to warn us that sin is serious, and damning. God
wants all people to be saved, to repent from their sins and to believe in Jesus for full
and free forgiveness. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, no one come to our
heavenly Father except through Christ. (Jn 14:6) That is why Jesus urges us, “There-
fore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.” (Matt
24:42) It all comes down to saving faith in Christ or not. “Whoever believes and is
baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” (Mark
16:16) Faith in Jesus saves! Therefore every believing Christian can confidently look
forward to the Last Day. “At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud
with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift
up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:27-28) Jesus not
only takes away the sting of death, but also the fear of eternal judgment. Yes, we are
saved by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. May our risen and
ruling Lord Jesus prepare our hearts and minds for the Last Day with all confidence
knowing that we saved by our faith in him. To God alone be the glory!
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m.
Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 7:30 p.m.
Church of Christ
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Dana Lockhart
Sat. evening services • GR Luth. - 4:00 p.m. •American - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday morning services •Rosebud - 8:00 a.m. • Indian Creek - 10:30 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church
South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor David Moench
Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: - Morristown - 4:45 p.m., Lemmon 7:15 p.m.
Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Bison - 11:00 a.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church
Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 for all ages
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Reva • Sunday School 9:45 a.m. for all ages
•Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Prairie City
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m.
Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Church Services
The Prairie Doc Perspective
Oh! we got trouble
By Richard P. Holm MD
Trouble, trouble, trouble,
Oh! we got trouble,
Right here in River City!
With a capital "T"
That rhymes with "P"
And that stands for Prescription
Proof of this trouble comes from
South Dakota's new Prescription Drug
Monitoring Program or PDMP estab-
lished by the South Dakota legislature
in 2010. This tool is there to help pre-
scribers and pharmacies know when a
drug seeker is at the door falsely claim-
ing a medical problem in order to ob-
tain drugs to sell or abuse.
We know that in South Dakota 162
people have obtained separate pre-
scriptions for narcotics from more than
ten physicians/PAs/NPs over only 8
months, and 55 have tapped at least
six prescribers for such meds using six
or more different pharmacies.
We also know that since 2004, poi-
soning deaths in South Dakota from
abuse or wrongful use of certain pre-
scription drugs have averaged at 19
per year, mostly due to narcotics and
opioids, and that number appears to be
on the rise.
Still, appropriate prescribing of nar-
cotic pain medicine provides for many
an escape from suffering. Rest assured
that physicians and care providers will
and should prescribe pain relievers
without hesitation when such medi-
cines are needed to help people in trou-
But with all that compassionate
care comes excessive prescribing. In
fact, the Prescription Drug Monitoring
Program tells us that in the first eight
months of this year in South Dakota
there has been dispensed more than
eleven million tabs of the specific med-
ication hydrocodone with acetamino-
phen or Vicodin. That is 13 tabs for
every South Dakotan. Other prescrip-
tions for potentially abused medica-
tions commonly sold on the streets
include zolpidem or Ambien, lo-
razepam or Ativan, methylphenidate
or Ritalin/Concerta, and oxycodone
with acetaminophen or Percocet, to
name a few.
The harms from drug abuse extend
beyond the illicit user to those living
nearby. The surrounding community
so exposed has increased crime and vi-
olence, child and spouse abuse, motor
vehicle accidents, sexually spread dis-
eases, fetal malformations in children,
and deaths due to accidental and in-
tentional overdose.
We've got trouble, trouble, trouble
right here in South Dakota. This is a
call to all physicians and pharmacies
out there who are targeted by drug
seekers. Do not fall for it. Use the
PDMP, be aware of the danger to pa-
tients and society, and just say no
when you should. And to those who are
seeking illicit drugs, know that we are
watching you.
16 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013
Linda Daugaard, wife of Gov.
Dennis Daugaard, has announced
two of the initiatives she will work
toward during her time as First
Lady of South Dakota. Both are
aimed at improving literacy
among South Dakota’s youth.
The First Lady will be promot-
ing the Reach Out and Read pro-
gram, administered by the
Department of Social Services.
The program provides age-appro-
priate books to infants through 5-
year-old children during child
“Reading is the basis for all
other learning, and one can never
start too soon,” said Mrs. Dau-
gaard. “The books serve as a posi-
tive stimulus for children and are
often their first exposure to liter-
In addition, the First Lady will
visit third-, fourth-, and fifth-
grade classrooms across the state
to read to students. Mrs. Dau-
gaard will also use the visits to re-
cycle gently-used books. She plans
to collect and drop off donated
books with each participating
classroom. From her time as a
school librarian, the First Lady
knows the importance of keeping
a child engaged in those years.
“Third, fourth, and fifth grade is
around the time that many stu-
dents lose interest in reading,”
Mrs. Daugaard said. “It is impor-
tant to spread enthusiasm about
reading at this crucial point in a
child’s development.”
Mrs. Daugaard kicked off her
literary initiatives with an “It Be-
gins with a Book” campaign dur-
ing Library Week, April 10-16. The
Library Week tour featured visits
to classrooms and libraries across
the state.
About Linda Daugaard
Linda Daugaard has a keen in-
terest in encouraging reading. A
Dell Rapids native and South
Dakota State University graduate,
her first job out of college was
teaching at Dell Rapids St. Mary’s
High School, where she coached
the school’s first girls’ basketball
team. After taking time to raise
her children, Mrs. Daugaard re-
turned to work as a school librar-
ian, both at Dell Rapids
Elementary and at St. Mary’s.
Mrs. Daugaard served on the Min-
nehaha Rural Library Board and
the Siouxland Library Board, and
from 2003 to 2009 she was a mem-
ber of the State Library Board.
First Lady to work for literacy in South Dakota
First Lady with grade 4. Back row: Mrs. Landphere, Taylor Thompson, Mrs. Azevedo, Ashtin Ger-
bracht, Oce’Anna Cleveland, Mesa Krautschun, Corey Peck. Front row: Ian Arneson, Corbin
Mackaben, Will Hatle, 1st Lady Mrs. Daugaard.
First Lady Daugaard visited Bison School on November 6 to
read to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes. She read a tall tale
titled, “How the turtle cracked it’s shell”, with a lot of enthu-
The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013 • 17
Bison Town Board
Special Meeting
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
6:30 p.m. City Hall
Chairman Juell Chapman called a spe-
cial meeting of the Bison Town Board
to order on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013
at City Hall. Other trustees present:
Matt Butsavage, David Kopren and
Luke Clements; Mike Lockert was ab-
sent. Guests included Dakota and
Courtney Hulm, Dennis Hulm, James
and Marci Sandgren, Carlie Ellison,
Brian Wells, Gerri Dinkins, Mary Lee
Hathaway, Wade Chapman, Todd Fink
and Allan Palmer. Attorney Eric
Bogue, Contractor Branden Land-
phere, Finance Officer Beth Hulm and
Arlis Seim, press, were also present.
STRUCTION: There was a 90-minute
discussion concerning issues on West
Main Street. Trustees visited with
James and Marci Sandgren about a
bridge in the town’s right-of-way in
front of their driveway, which was built
by their family in 1952 and which they
want to repair and keep. They do not
want it replaced with a culvert! Sand-
gren agreed to make necessary repairs
to the bridge at his own expense and to
keep it maintained. Bogue told him
that he would need to sign a waiver ab-
solving the town of any liability con-
cerning that bridge and that the bridge
would need to support and accommo-
date emergency vehicles. The bridge
must be removed before BL Contract-
ing works in that area. 119-2013 – Mo-
tion by Kopren, seconded by Clements
to allow the Sandgrens to keep their
bridge in lieu of a culvert but that they
sign a waiver accepting all liability for
it and that repairs and maintenance be
at their expense. Carried.
Landphere reiterated to the resi-
dents of West Main Street that all cul-
verts and approaches will be new in
conjunction with the storm sewer proj-
ect. He will do the culverts and grading
of road ditches when weather allows,
possibly not until spring. In the mean-
time, he will haul and spread approxi-
mately 500 ton of gravel and work on
raising road grades by driveways to
make the street passable and give ac-
cess throughout the winter. Brian
Wells said that he needs a new water
shut-off valve when work is being com-
AMENDMENT: An amendment to the
storm sewer contract to increase engi-
neering fees was not available.
perwork to finalize the recent land
purchase will be available for the Nov.
11 meeting.
Bogue said that the town would need
to abandon the right-of-way from Cole-
man Avenue to the City Shop on West
Carr Street and to allow property own-
ers to reclaim the town’s right-of-way.
That would permit Eric Kahler the
extra footage he needs to build a
garage. The Town will hire Brosz En-
gineering to survey the property lines.
Official action was postponed until
that is accomplished.
ORDINANCE 2013-2: 120-2013 –
Clements moved, seconded by Kopren
to reject the second reading of Ordi-
nance 2013-2 due to new information
and to start over with a different ordi-
nance, which Bogue will prepare.
CLAIMS: The following claims were
presented and approved for payment:
A+ Repair, repair/maint, $2,352.68;
HD Supply, repairs/maint, $331; LaM-
otte Co., supp., $70.68; Northwest Bev.,
beer, $1,343.85; Northern Safety,
supp., $197.18; Republic, on/off sale,
$2,306.33; SD Dept. of Health, supp.,
$176; SD Muni League, workman’s
comp, $4,790.
SDCL 1-25 -2 (3). 121-2013 -
Clements moved, seconded by Chap-
man to go into executive session with
legal counsel Eric Bogue at 8:36 p.m.
Carried. Chapman declared the meet-
ing back in open session at 9:10 p.m.
25-2(1): 122-2013 – Chapman moved,
seconded by Clements to go into exec-
utive session to discuss personnel is-
sues at 9:20 p.m. Carried.
123-2013 – Clements moved, seconded
by Kopren to return to open session at
9:50 p.m. Carried
ADJOURNMENT: Chairman Chap-
man adjourned the meeting at 9:55
The next regular meeting is scheduled
for Monday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m.
at City Hall.
Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer
Juell Chapman, Chairman
[Published November 14, 2013 at a
total approximate cost of $42.46.]
Case No. CIV 13-22
Brian and Dana Scholz, Husband
and Wife, Plaintiffs,
WW Grigsby; Mahota Grigsby;
CN Ross, AKA Charles Niell Ross;
and all other persons
unknown claiming any estate or
interest in, or encumbrance upon
the property described in the
Complaint, whether as heirs, de-
visees, legatees or Personal Rep-
resentatives of the aforemen-
tioned parties or as holding any
claim adverse to Plaintiffs’ owner-
ship or any cloud upon Plaintiffs’
title thereto,
YOU ARE HEREBY summoned and
required to answer the Complaint of
the Plaintiffs in the above entitled ac-
tion which is on file in the office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Perkins
County, South Dakota, and to serve a
copy of your Answer thereto upon the
subscriber hereto at his office in the
Adams County Courthouse, P. O. Box
390, Hettinger, North Dakota 58639,
within thirty (30) days after the service
of this Summons upon you, exclusive
of the day of such service, and in case
of your failure to appear or answer as
above required, the Plaintiffs will take
judgment against you by default for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
Dated at Hettinger, North Dakota this
23rd day of September, 2013.
/s/Eric M. Hardy
Eric M. Hardy, # 4013
Crane Roseland Hardy, PC
Attorneys for Plaintiffs
P.O. Box 390
Hettinger, North Dakota 58639
(701) 567-2418
To the above named Defendants:
YOU AND EACH OF YOU are further
notified that the purpose of this action
is to quiet the Plaintiffs’ title to the fol-
lowing described land, situated in the
County of Perkins and State of South
Dakota, to-wit:
and to determine all adverse claims
thereto, and that no personal claim is
made against you.
/s/Eric M. Hardy
Eric M. Hardy, #4013
Crane Roseland Hardy, PC
Attorneys for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 390
Hettinger, ND 58639
(701) 567-2418
[Published October 31, 2013; Novem-
ber 7, 2013; November 14, 2013; No-
vember 21, 2013 at a total
approximate cost of $121.54.]
Bison Courier 244-7199
Nov. 5 37 25
Nov. 6 46 18
Nov. 7 49 21
Nov. 8 49 21
Nov. 9 41 24
Nov. 10 46 13
Nov. 11 46 12
One year ago
Hi 63 Lo 3
Data colleted by
Grand Electric Co-op, Inc.
Mexican Lasagna
12 ounces cooked chicken, cut into
1-inch cubes (about 3 cups)
1 cup sour cream (regular or low-fat)
1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup salsa (mild, medium or hot)
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies
1 teaspoon ground chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
8 flour tortillas, cut in half
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Coat a square baking pan with cook-
ing spray.
In a large bowl, combine chicken,
sour cream, 3/4 cup of the Monterey
Jack cheese, 3/4 cup of the Cheddar,
salsa, chiles, chili powder, and cayenne
pepper. Mix well and set
Arrange half of the tortilla pieces in
the bottom of prepared pan, overlapping
pieces slightly to cover the surface. Top
with half of the chicken mixture and
smooth over with the back of a spoon to
even the top. Layer remaining tortillas
over top, and spoon over remaining
chicken mixture. Top with remaining 1/4
cup each of Monterey Jack and cheddar
Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes.
Uncover and bake 30 more minutes,
until top is golden and bubbly. Let stand
5 minutes before serving.
18 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013
This sure feels like winter even
if the calendar doesn’t agree. We
woke up Monday morning to a
couple inches of snow on the
ground and a temperature of 13
degrees. When I turned the chick-
ens out, they declined the invita-
tion to explore the great outdoors
and I can’t say I blame them.
The weather was quite a little
warmer when Greg Urlacher came
to preg test our cows on Wednes-
day. Bill Holt, RonE Jenson, and
Doug and Clint Doll came to help
Reub and Casey. Having such a
good crew made things go
smoothly and we were done in
time to call Peder Tenold to come
haul the opens to the salebarn.
We lost more friends and neigh-
bors this week.
John Teigen Jr., 83, from Buf-
falo, passed away November 4 at
Dahl Memorial Healthcare in
Ekalaka. John’s funeral was Sat-
urday at the Harding County REC
Center in Buffalo and he was
buried in the Little Missouri
Cemetery at Capitol.
Buster VanWyk, age 84, of
Lodgepole, died November 3 at the
Western Horizons Care Center in
Hettinger and his funeral was also
on Saturday at the Holland Center
Church near Lodgepole. He was
buried in the Holland Center
Cemetery with Military Honors.
Esther (Seim) Johnson, age 98,
of Lemmon, passed away Novem-
ber 4 at her sister Kari Hoff's
home west of Bison. Esther’s fu-
neral was Sunday afternoon at the
Rosebud Lutheran Church south
of White Butte.
Ilabelle (Brown) Nelson, age 80,
of Scranton, passed away Novem-
ber 5 at the Western Horizons
Care Center in Hettinger.
Ruth (Dunn) Evenson, 91, for-
merly from Buffalo, passed away
November 7. Ruth’s funeral will be
Tuesday in Buffalo and she will be
buried in the Buffalo Cemetery.
Verona Vroman lost her oldest
sister, Ruth Johnson, this week.
Bill and Verona will be in Mitchell
on Friday for Ruth’s funeral.
Linda Seim, age 55 of Shadehill,
passed away on November 8 at the
Sanford Medical Center in Bis-
marck. Linda’s service will be Fri-
day at the Lemmon Armory at
11:00 with a potluck dinner follow-
Our sympathy goes out to these
If you didn’t get your wolf com-
ments sent earlier, the US Fish
and Wildlife has extended the
comment period to remove the
gray wolf from the Endangered
Species list in the lower 48 states
until December 17. Written com-
ments and information concerning
the proposed rule can be submit-
ted by one of the following meth-
ods to the appropriate docket
number. Follow the instructions
for submitting comments to the
following docket number: Gray
wolf: Docket No. [FWS–HQ–ES–
Send email comments to the fed-
eral eRulemaking Portal:
U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Pub-
lic Comments Processing, Attn:
[please use appropriate docket
number for each species – see
above]; Division of Policy and Di-
rectives Management; U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fair-
fax Drive, MS 2042–PDM; Arling-
ton, VA 22203.
Ranch families from the Dewey
and Ziebach County area are in-
vited to attend a community gath-
ering on Thursday, November 14
at the Landmark Hall in Eagle
Butte from 6 until 9pm. The event
will offer a free meal and informa-
tion about resources available as
ranches begin the process of re-
building in the wake of the Octo-
ber Blizzard.
Resources and information will
be available from the SD Animal
Industry Board, the SD Depart-
ment of Agriculture, SDSU Exten-
sion, NRCS, Farm Service Agency,
Intertribal Agriculture Council, in-
surance agencies, agricultural in-
dustry organizations, and mental
health professionals.
A Ranchers’ Relief Benefit/SD
Linemen’s appreciation soup sup-
per will be held Saturday, Novem-
ber 23 at the NVN Community
Hall in Newell starting at 4:00pm.
There will be a free-will offering
followed by a silent auction with
over $2,000 in merchandise do-
nated. 100% of the money raised
will go the Ranchers’ Relief Fund.
I plan to attend both events –
hope some of you can make it too!
ObamaCare outrage is sure
making news this month. Obama
lied about his not-so-affordable
health care over and over, some 29
different times on the clip I
watched on TV last night - “If you
like you health care, you can keep
you health care. Period” and “If
you like your doctor, you can keep
your doctor” and “The average
price of your insurance will de-
crease by $2,500”!
Have you received the cancella-
tion notice from your insurance
company yet? We have, and so far
4.2 million people have had their
insurance canceled because of
ObamaCare. An estimated 12 mil-
lion folks will have their insurance
canceled because of Obama’s
health care fiasco and most avail-
able insurance plans will greatly
increase in price.
On that happy note, a lot of folks
sent me this story to share:
A large jet plane crashed on a
farm in the middle of rural Ken-
tucky. Panic stricken, the local
sheriff mobilized and descended
on the farm in force.
By the time they got there, the
aircraft was totally destroyed with
only a burned hull left smoldering
in a tree line that bordered the
farm. The sheriff and his men en-
tered the smoking mess but could
find no remains of anyone. They
spotted the farmer plowing a field
not too far away as if nothing had
happened. They hurried over to
the man's tractor.
"Hank," the sheriff yelled, pant-
ing and out of breath. "Did you see
this terrible accident happen?"
"Yep, sure 'nough did," the
farmer mumbled unconcerned,
cutting off the tractor's engine.
"Do you realize that is Air Force
One, the airplane of the President
of the United States?!"
"Were there any survivors?"
"Nope. They's all kilt straight
out," the farmer answered. "I done
buried them all myself. Took me
most of the mornin."
"Then you're saying that Presi-
dent Obama is dead?"
"Well," the farmer grumbled,
restarting his tractor, "he kept a
saying he weren't... but you know
how bad that rascal lies."
Grand River Roundup ....................... By Betty Olson
For Sale
For Sale: 1972 - 12x55 mobile
home with newer heat
system/central air. $2500 as is,
negotiable. Appliances extra. 605-
For Sale: Purebred yearling
Rambouillet rams and some short
term ewes. Call Lenard Chapman
605-244-5469 or 605-390-6772 or
Beau Chapman 605-244-7166.
For Sale: Pullets (or roosters),
black australorps, due to start
laying in December. 20 available.
Call Ron at 605-466-2553 or 605-
450-0664 Can meet in Lemmon
for delivery, or u pick up in Glad
Valley. $10 per bird November,
$12 per bird in December. Cash
and carry.
For Sale: Guernsey dairy bull
calf – tested A2/A2 genetics. Son
Advertising Rates:
DISPLAY ADS: $4.70 per column inch.
CLASSIFIED ADS: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word
thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies.
THANK YOU'S: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word
thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies.
HIGHLIGHTS & HAPPENINGS: $5.90 minimum or $3.10
per column inch. $2.00 billing charge applies.
HAPPY ADS: With or Without Picture: $15.00 minimum or
$4.50 per column inch.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: $41.00 for a 2x7 ad.
Legal Deadline is Friday at NOON! Ad Deadline is Monday
at NOON! 244-7199 or
of a champion bull, mother is a
milk machine! Will be weaned
Feb – March. Taking non-refund-
able deposits now. Registered,
$1400 or Unregistered, $1000.
Delivery extra, from Glad Valley.
Fed only certified / transitional
organic hay, grains, minerals.
Call Ron 605-466-2553 or 605-
Christmas is coming! Cro-
cheted dishrags, pot scrubbers,
embroidered towels, crocheted
caps, scarves, soup mixes. See
Arlis at the Bison Courier.
Thank You
Thanks to all those who attended
and supported us at the annual
West River Cooperative Tele-
phone meeting Monday evening
November 4th. The attendance
was great and the Potter Family
entertainment was awesome as
they always are. We are working
to protect your company from the
sell aerial photography of farms,
commission basis, $7,000-
$10,000/month. Proven product
and earnings, Travel required.
More info at or
call 877/882-3566
NEEDED! Become a Medical Of-
fice Assistant at SC Train! No ex-
perience needed! Online career
training gets you job ready! HS
diploma/GED & PC/Internet
needed! 1-888-424-9412.
ing the following Nursing Posi-
tions: CNAs, LPNs, RNs and Med
Aids. $2000 Bonus + FREE Gas.
Call AACO for details. 1-800-656-
petitive wages, benefits, training,
profit sharing, opportunities for
growth, great culture and innova-
tion. $1,500 Sign on Bonus avail-
able for Service Technicians. To
browse opportunities go to Must
apply online. EEO.
& CNA’s, top weekly pay, direct
deposit, & flexible schedules.
Take control of your schedule
with Tri-State Nursing. Apply on-
line today. 800-
ment Worker. Truck driver,
heavy equipment operator, light
equipment operator. Experience
preferred, but will train. CDL re-
quired, or to be obtained in six
months. Pre-employment drug
and alcohol screening required.
Benefits package. Applications /
resumes accepted. Information
(605) 837-2410 or (605) 837 –
2422 Fax (605) 837-2447.
representing Golden Eagle Log
Homes, building in eastern, cen-
tral, northwestern South & North
Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-
2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-
5 6 5 0 ,
$19.99/month (for 12 mos.) &
High Speed Internet starting at
$14.95/month (where available.)
SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY In-
stallation! CALL Now! 1-800-308-
statewide for only $150.00. Put
the South Dakota Statewide
Classifieds Network to work for
you today! (25 words for $150.
Each additional word $5.)
Call this newspaper or 800-658-
3697 for details.
owner operators, freight from
Midwest up to 48 states, home
regularly, newer equipment,
Health, 401K, call Randy, A&A
Express, 800-658-3549.
ever invasive changes coming
down from the Federal Commu-
nications Commission. Your com-
pany staying local gives you a
voice and prompt attention to
your needs. Don't hesitate to con-
tact your director for any ques-
tions or needs you might have.
Also thanks to all our customers
for helping to maintain our com-
Director Les Wolff
Thank you for the prayers, phone
calls, cards, and flowers during
the loss of Jack’s mother, Elva
Ellwein. She was a wonderful
mother, mother-in-law, and
grandmother. Elva was a very
special lady who will be greatly
missed by many. The acts of
kindness shown our family dur-
ing this difficult time is greatly
Joyce Waddell and
Edith Meland
Monty & Tina Eisenbraun
and Family
Jared & Stephanie Waddell
and Family
Don & Peggy Waddell
and Family
Bob and Esther Waddell
and Family
The Family of
Bill & Paula Waddell
The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013 • 19
We print press releases, engagements and obituaries at no
charge Bison Courier 244-7199 or
20 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 14, 2013
Call Hovland Herefords
Milesville, SD
Allen: 544-3236
Miles: 544-3294