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Volume 108
November 21, 2013

Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy essay winners
Students from the Wall School participated in the Patriots Pen and Voice of
Democracy essay contests. The winning essays were read during the 2013 Veteran’s
Day Program held at the Wall School on
Monday, November 11.
Cash Wilson was the first place winner of
the Patriots Pen with his essay:
“What Patriotism Means to me”
One day for school, I went on this bus.
They called it the Super Bus. It took you all
around the world, going thousands of miles
per hour. It also went back in time. On this
trip, there would be many forms of patriotism. So I got on the Super Bus to find out
more.
After a while, I started to hear big bands
and screaming. Then I saw a firefighter. He
was trying to save someone, but actually, he
was risking his own. Finally, I noticed it was
September 11, 2001. It was 9-11. There were
people risking their lives to save others.
This form of patriotism made me proud of
my country.
The next stop was Philadelphia. I heard
arguing and it grew louder and louder. I
covered my ears. As the Founding Fathers
of our country finally came to an agreement,
the Constitution of the United States was
completed. I was proud of the Founding Fathers’ patriotism.
As we came to our next stop, I saw bombs
going off in Pearl Harbor. As I looked
around, I saw fear on the soldiers’ faces, but
I knew they were true patriots and would
fight for our country’s freedom. Patriotism
was all around me that day in Pearl Harbor,
and it made me feel proud.
As it got closer to the end of our trip, we
made our next stop. I stepped off the bus
and felt the extreme 115 degree heat on my
back. I looked around me to see Iraq and
Afghanistan. The fighting was horrible. It
was an amazing form of patriotism. I was
proud of the American Solders fighting for
my country.
As we came to our final destination, I
could smell fresh popcorn and hotdogs. I
could hear children laughing and playing.
All of a sudden, I saw people stand and
salute the beautiful American flag. I was at
a baseball game! The national anthem pro-

Cash Wilson reading his Patriots Pen winning essay with
Bill Hamann looking on.
Laurie Hindman photos

Caitlin Ausmann reading her winning Voice of Democracy
essay durning the Veterans Day Program held at the Wall
School
vided a powerful statement as people of all ages saluted our
flag. It was true patriotism.
I knew my journey on the Super Bus was coming to an end.
I couldn’t believe what I was and felt on my journey through
American patriotism. I experience so much, and it gave me a
greater understanding of patriotism for the United States of
America.
Winning the Voice of Democracy was Caitlin Ausmann with
her essay of:
“Why I’m Optimistic About our Nation’s Future”
We all know about the recent activity within our government and the latest effects it has had on our nation. This is
why I think it is the perfect time to reflect on what our nation
has become and achieved in the past two centuries. We have
experienced many wars and conflicts, but we are still going
strong and fighting for what we believe in. This proves we can
overcome large obstacles, such as any government issues we

Wall School board approves
2012-2013 Audit
by Laurie Hindman
The Wall School Board met with
Deidre Budhal from Casey Peterson
and Associates on Monday, November
11.
Budhal informed the board that
the audit had been complete with
only one internal control finding. She
explained the lack of segregation of
duties and monitoring related to accounting functions including payroll,
journal entries and reconciliations is
a weakness they are use to seeing in
small schools. Budhal noted that hiring an extra support staff member
isn’t needed as along as the board is
aware of the problem.
For the year ended June 30, 2013,
the District’s total unrestricted net
assets was $5.06 million which is primarily due to reserves in the Impact
Aid Fund. The General Fund showed
a decrease from the prior periods
which was related to expenditures
exceeding revenues.
Budhal did note the District has
over seven times the amount of current assets needed to pay current liabilities. The District also has
enough cash to pay short-term liabilities. Budhal ended her presentation
of the audit by informing the board
the District relies heavily on Impact
Aid money to fund the school. Superintendent Dennis Rieckman also informed the board that the money in
the Impact Aid Fund has not been released to the School District yet and
they may have to send some of the
money back. A motion was made and
approved to accept the audit.
School Counselor Kelli Sundall
gave an update on the testing that
has been accomplished since school
began. The senior, junior and sophomore classes have been testing quite
a bit and the third through eighth
grade along with the juniors will be
taking the Smarter Balance Assessment test next spring. Sundall is also
working with other classes on projects the school has been involved in.
Elementary Principal
Report cards have been mailed out.
Chuck Sykora along with school

board members and teachers attended the Common Core meeting
held in Rapid City.
Sykora plans to work on the Student Progress Report so it will be easier to understand.
Superintendent/7-12 Principal
Report
Fall Awards Night for football, volleyball, cross country and All State
Chorus will be held on Tuesday, November 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the school.
Gymnastic, girls basketball and
boys basketball rules were approved.
The December meeting has been
changed from the 11th to the 10th
with the meeting beginning at 6:00
p.m.
Rieckman reported attendance for
the entire school is at 96.91 percent.
Policy Book updates were handed
out for the first reading. Certain policies that were too cumbersome or
wordy will also be updated.
Rieckman announced School Board
Member Mary Williams is running
for a position with the South Dakota
School Board.
Unfortunately, Sykora had a
fender bender with the school suburban. The vehicle is in the shop getting an estimate of where the deer
ran into it.
Rieckman asked the board to consider helping the Student Council
with funding when they go to state
events. He will have suggestion at
the next meeting for the board to review.
Other items approved by the
Wall School Board
• Agenda.
• Consent agenda for: Minutes of
the October 19, board meeting; November claims.
•Student Achievement was read
for the following:
Austin Huether for placing fourth
at the State Cross Country meet.
Black Hills Youth Football League
Mighty Mite Division and PeeWee
Division for winning their respective
Superbowls.
With no other business, the meeting was adjourned.

are experiencing right now. We, as a country proud and strong,
must stay positive because we have the power to change. Together, we can accomplish more. How our nation’s leaders take
action and work with each other will affect the future of ourselves, our children, their children, and so forth. It is unavoidable that any country is going to struggles with something,
but I believe that we are capable of bringing our ideas together
and making ourselves an even stronger nation.
Kids and young adults today are developing a sense of how
our government functions and what obstacles our country’s
leaders face each and every day. Being in the younger generation myself, I can see that our generation learns from everything we notice going on today, and will use that information
to help guide America in the future. My generation can bring
change to our government because of what we experience
going on right now. Any mistakes or difficulty our government
may be facing could seem bad when they happen, but in the
long run, they help us improve.
Every four years, we get the choice of a new president. This
means every four years, we get a large opportunity for change.
Re-electing a president is not a bad thing, though, because
they may have not gotten the chance to put certain ideas into

action that could help our government and
nation prosper. Change is often welcomed
because it means that a new perspective is
put into place. A new president has new and
different opinions to bring to the surface of
our government.
America still remains protected. We advance every single day. Our country’s soldiers are still fighting for the freedom and
rights we gained over two centuries ago.
U.S. soldiers still go into battle and war
with other countries, despite what might be
going on in their home country. America
still continues to show support to our
troops. Winston Churchill once said,
“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any
county can have.” The U.S. government
wants to keep America citizens safe. In return, we can support their choice. The government has developed a strict and serious
security system to prevent a great catastrophe, such as 9/11. The laws are meant to
protect us.
Our nation’s technology is continuing to
advance. We continue to prosper each and
every day, with new establishments and discoveries being made. New technology brings
new advancement within our country’s
schools. Progressive learning with new
technology and networks can improve students’ education, which can lead to a higher
graduation rate throughout our nation.
“On every front there are clear answers
out there that can make this country
stronger, but we’re going to break through
the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we
make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future,” (President Obama.) The support of
our country is always needed. We must understand the decisions of our country’s leaders. They are our leaders, too, and they help
determine our future and the future of our
children. We need to understand the choices
they make instead of rebel against them.
That can only harm us in the long run and
we may only destroy the faith we have in
each other as American citizens. Optimism
is a very important aspect to have as residents of our country.

Aaron Kaye wins Regional Freeman Tilden Award
Park ranger Aaron Kaye has been awarded the National Park
Service Midwest Region’s Freeman Tilden Award for excellence in
interpretation. The Freeman Tilden Award is one of the highest
awards presented to an individual National Park Service (NPS) interpreter. The award is presented annually and recognizes outstanding contributions to the practice of interpretation and education by
an NPS employee.
Kaye is being honored for his work on the Badlands Astronomy
Festival which is now an annual event at the park. His development
and coordination of the festival increased park visitation by 3,600
visitors.
Furthermore, through events and partnerships the festival engaged local underserved youth, especially those from the Pine Ridge
Indian Reservation.
Many different audiences connected with the breathtaking night
sky resources through educational panels, family-friendly activities,
telescope viewing, and special guest speaker presentations.
"We are proud of Aaron’s achievement. The annual Astronomy
Festival has a positive impact on our visitors and our local commu-

nities," said park superintendent Eric Brunnemann. “We all thank
Aaron for his dedication and for his contributions to meeting ‘Starry,
Starry Night,’ which is an NPS Call to Action item to protect dark
night skies.”
The award is named for Freeman Tilden whose 1957 book “Interpreting Our Heritage” gave form and substance to the profession of
interpretation. His principles of interpretation have become a standard for National Park Service employees.
The creation of the Freeman Tilden Award in 1981 for outstanding
achievement in interpretation sparked a new surge of creativity
comparable to that sparked by Freeman Tilden himself.
The award recognizes creative thinking and original program/project activity among interpreters which, when delivered, results in
positive impacts upon the preservation of the parks and the visiting
public.
The six regional recipients each receive a lithograph of Freeman
Tilden, a copy of his seminal work “Interpreting Our Heritage,” and
a Regional Crystal Tilden Award.

Rancher Relief Fund is accepting applications for assistance
The Rancher Relief Fund is now accepting applications for assistance from livestock producers impacted by the blizzard.
Representatives of the Rancher Relief Fund founding livestock organizations identified dual priorities for fund distribution - assist
those who were hardest hit first and provide financial assistance to
as many producers as possible. Based on these priorities, funds will
be distributed through the SD Volunteer Organizations Active in
Disasters (SDVOAD), which is comprised of a number of disaster relief organizations.
Assistance application forms are available online at www.RanchersRelief.org. An application deadline of Dec. 31, 2013 has been set
in order to assess the number of applications and the severity of the
needs of those applicants.
Bob Fortune, SD Stockgrowers President and Belvidere, SD
rancher said, "The Rancher Relief Fund was established by livestock
producers for the benefit of livestock producers who lost animals
during the devastating October blizzard. We've identified experienced relief agency partners to assist us in disbursing the funds to
those who need help."
The South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund (RRF) was established by
the SD Stockgrowers Association, SD Cattlemen's Association and
SD Sheepgrowers Association at the Black Hills Area Community
Foundation to provide support and relief assistance for livestock producers impacted by winter storm Atlas October 4-7, 2013.
"The outpouring of support for the West River ranchers who lost
animals during the blizzard has been overwhelming. The response
and fundraising for the Rancher Relief Fund has been a great team
effort by the livestock organizations, the Black Hills Area Community Foundation and SDVOAD," said Cory Eich, cattleman from
Canova, SD and president of the SD Cattlemen's Association.
Immediate release of funds to applicants prior to the deadline may
occur with the most severe cases. A second funding round may be
made available to applicants who have signed up before the December 31, 2013 deadline, depending on continued contributions to the
Rancher Relief Fund and the number of qualified applications received.
Recommendations for families who may need assistance will also
be accepted and nomination forms are posted at www.RanchersRe-

lief.org. Future updates about the fund will also be posted at
www.RanchersRelief.org.
About the Rancher Relief Fund
The fund will be administered by the Black Hills Area Community
Foundation in cooperation with the founding livestock organizations
for the direct benefit of the livestock producers impacted by the devastating early October blizzard. The Black Hills Area Community
Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and will receive 1% of the fund
proceeds plus any direct administrative costs associated with the
fund.
A Steering Committee consisting of three representatives from
each of the three founding livestock organizations established the
eligibility criteria for affected livestock producers to receive financial
assistance from the fund.
The South Dakota Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters
(SDVOAD) will work with the impacted families to determine eligibility for the Rancher Relief Fund and other disaster assistance programs and resources. SDVOAD will also be responsible for RRF disbursements to qualifying families.
About the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association
The South Dakota Cattlemen's Association (www.sdcattlemen.org)
is a member-driven organization working to advance and protect the
interests of all cattlemen. SDCA works to facilitate a profitable business climate and promote environmental stewardship.
About the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association
The
South
Dakota
Stockgrowers
(www.southdakotastockgrowers.org) work to promote the independent livestock producers of South Dakota. SDSGA strives to preserve
the viability of ranches and rural communities through proper legislation, property tax reform, school funding, and stewardship and
land management.
About the South Dakota Sheepgrowers Association
The South Dakota Sheepgrowers Association (www.sheepgrowers.org) is the trade association for sheep producers in South Dakota,
representing farm flocks and range operations. SDSGA focuses on
lamb and fiber promotion on a state-wide basis and keeping members updated on issues affecting the sheep industry.

School News
State test scores remain steady
South Dakota’s fourth grade
and eighth grade scores for math
and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
have remained steady since the
test was first administered in the
state in 2002.
The National Assessment of
Educational Progress, or NAEP, is
based on a scale of 0 to 500. It is
administered nationwide every
other year to students in grades
four and eight in all 50 states as
well as the District of Columbia
and Department of Defense
schools. The test was most recently administered January
through March 2013.
South Dakota’s eighth grade
math and reading scores on the
recently released 2013 National
of
Educational
Assessment
Progress remain above the national average.
The state’s average math score
at eighth grade was 287, compared to a national average of
284. Over the past ten years, the
score has varied from 285 to 291.
The state’s average reading score
at eighth grade was 268, compared to a national average of
266. That score has varied from
268 to 270 in the past ten years.
A recently released study comparing performance on the 2011

NAEP to performance on the 2011
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, or
TIMSS, found similar results for
South Dakota’s eighth grade students. That study indicated that
South Dakota’s eighth grade
NAEP scores in math, when
aligned to the TIMSS, would rank
higher than 38 education systems
across the world, comparable to
two systems, and lower than
seven.
In the fourth grade, South
Dakota’s average NAEP score for
math is 241, which is also the national average. That score has
varied between 237 and 242 in
the past decade. The fourth grade
reading score is 218, which is
three points lower than the national average of 221. In the past
ten years, that score has varied
between 218 and 223.
“Although we have much to be
proud of, I am concerned that we
are just below the average in
fourth grade reading,” said South
Dakota Secretary of Education
Dr. Melody Schopp. “This is just
one data point, but I hope it will
be a call for us to help our students at the early grade levels to
develop the knowledge and skills
that will lay the foundation for all
future learning.”

National Honor Society inductees

Courtesy Photo

Five new members were inducted into the Wall High School National Honor Society on October 28, 2013. Pictured from left to
right: Josie Blasius, Monica Bielmaier, Les Williams, Emily Linn, and
Kaitlin Schreiber. Congratulations new members! Other members
include Lane Blasius (President), Ridge Sandal (Vice President),
Nicole Eisenbraun (Secretary), Ben Linn, Austin Huether, Tayah
Huether, Carson Johnston, and Carlee Johnston.

Pennington County Courant • November 21, 2013 •

Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance for Wall School
Wall Elementary School
First Quarter Honor Roll
Principal’s Honor Roll - GPA
3.75-4.00 (No C, D, or F)
•Fourth Grade: Connor Crawford, Ava Dinger, Carter Fortune,
Drew Griebel, Wambli Hayes,
Malcom Heathershaw, Sierra
Hilgenkamp, Cayne Krogman,
Breanna McConnell, Keaunna
Poor Bear, Samantha Rancour,
Kellyn Rausch and Regan Simons.
•Fifth Grade: Brycen Cheney
and Lilly Wagner.
•Sixth Grade: Cale Baus,
Samantha Deutscher, Alexa
Dunker, Ash Grenstiner, Andrew
Law, Abby Moon, Gavin Sandal,
Kassidy Sawvell and Rheagan Zebroski
Honor Roll – GPA 3.00-3.74
(No D or F)
•Fourth Grade: Addison Bobtail Bear and Nathan Law.
Grade:
Bridger
•Fifth
Amiotte, Laeton Anderson, Jenna
Elshere, Reid Hansen, Dayton
Hertel, Katy Humphrey, Aaden
Kroells, Marissa Lanfear and
Samuel Swanson.
•Sixth Grade: John Deering,
Kole Gallino, Luke Harris,
Zachary Hout, Dylan Huether,
Tacia Osterberg and Korra
Westby.
Wall Middle School
Honor Roll
First Quarter
Gold (3.75 - 4.0):
•Seventh grade: Terel Eisenbraun, Meghan Patterson and
Jaicee Williams.
•Eighth grade: Madisen
Grenstiner, Emma Michael,
Emilee Pauley, Mason Sandal and
Brianna Schreiber.
Silver (3.37 - 3.749):
•Seventh grade: Jacob Bielmaier, Derek Griebel, Mercede
Hess, Cooper McConaghy, Jayton
McKay and Shelby Ruland.
•Eighth grade: Damion Bresee, Preston Eisenbraun and
Sierra Wilson.
Bronze (3.0 - 3.369):
•Seventh grade: Roland Traveny and Cash Wilson.

•Eighth grade: Trista Reinert.
Wall High School
Honor Roll
First Quarter
Gold (3.75 - 4.0):
•Ninth grade: Katy Bielmaier, Sidney Dunker, Savana
Johnston and Elle Moon.
•Tenth grade: Autumn Deering and David Sykora.
•11th grade: Tayah Huether,
Carlee Johnston and Carson
Johnston.
•12th grade: Lane Blasius,
Nicole Eisenbraun, Shelby Feldman, Benjamin Linn, Clancy
Lytle, Michaela Schaefer and Les
Williams.
Silver (3.37 - 3.749):
•9th
grade:
Savanna
Deutscher, Emily Ferris, Jacob
Linn and Taylor Richter.
•Tenth grade: Caitlin Ausmann, Josie Blasius and Gabel
Sandal.
•11th grade: Logan Bowers,
Austin Huether and Emily Linn.
•12th grade: Ashley Dauksavage, Kaden Eisenbraun, Jennifer
Emery, Leighah Hertel, Cade
Kjerstad, Dusty Leach, Ridge
Sandal and Charles Schulz
Bronze (3.0 - 3.369):
•Ninth grade: David Bintliff,
Jessica Casjens, Heather Dauksavage, Carter Elshere, Branden
Hamann, Cameron Richter and
Elyssa Westby.
•Tenth grade: Monica Bielmaier, Jade Hertel, Christopher
Schulz and Alexander Tysdal.
•11th grade: Andrew Ferris,
Daniel Muzik, David Sharp and
Samantha Steffen.
•12th grade: Trevor Anderson,
Joaquin Contreras, Duston Dartt,
Renatta Lanfear, Tyler Peterson
and Kaitlin Schreiber.
Wall Elementary School
Perfect Attendance
First Quarter
•Kindergarten:
Younger
Amiotte, Hadley Bryan, Emmet
Dinger, Jaiden Fauske, Dawson
Handcock, Austan Kjerstad, Taylor McDonnell, Jace Mohr,
Maranda Poor Bear and Trevor

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Samantha Deutscher, Alexa
Dunker, Ash Grenstiner, Abby
Moon, Gavin Sandal and Korra
Westby.
Wall Middle School
Perfect Attendance
First Quarter
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Tadan Casjens, Terel Eisenbraun,
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Meghan Patterson, Mason Sandal, Brianna Schreiber and
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•First Grade: Jace Blasius,
Brody Bryan, Morgan Cramer,
Owen Fauske, Chloe Fortune,
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William Volmer.
•Second Grade: Natalee Armenta, Burk Blasius, Bridger
Casjens, Nora Dinger, Becca
Griebel, Dawson Hess, Paige
Kjerstad, Jada Kusser, Kadence
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Abby Moon is the Wall Middle School student of the month for November 2013. Abby is in the sixth grade and is a great student! She
works hard in school and has a positive attitude. Abby is kind, responsible, and respectful. Abby participates in many activities including volleyball, basketball, FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), band, WEST (Wall Eagles SADD & TATU), and 4-H. She is
the daughter, of Andy and Lisa Moon. Kent Jordan from First Interstate Bank presented Abby with a First Interstate Bank sweatshirt
and bag. Congratulations Abby!

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Wall Public school has received a $750 grant from the ExxonMobil
Educational Alliance Program to support the School’s math, science
or computer program. Holly Schulz/manager of Common Cents in
Wall worked with school officials to secure the grant, which is one
of 2,400 available to schools across the country served by Exxon
or Mobile stations. The grants were made possible by funding from
the ExxonMobil Corporation. “Wall School works hard to make
learning interesting and fun,” said Holly Schulz/manger. “As an
Exxon retailer, I am proud to help young people of Wall.” The
ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide
Exxon and Mobile retailers with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools. ExxonMobil believes that, as members of the community, local retailers are best qualified to work with local educators to help identify schools and programs most in need of support.
Holly Schulz/manager met stringent eligibility criteria before applying for and being awarded this grant, including having a commitment to provide a superior buying experience for customers.

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The Fighting Cowboys of Col. Melvin Grigsby

Photo Couresty of South Dakota State Historical Society – Archives

Grigsby (1845-1917) was born in Wisconsin and served in the Civil
War. He was a prisoner of war at Andersonville. He was a member
of the territorial council of 1887 and served as South Dakota’s attorney general from 1897-1899.
Cowboys can ride and fight. So
thought Melvin Grigsby.
Grigsby was South Dakota’s attorney general and the law partner of U.S. Sen. Richard Pettigrew in Sioux Falls. When the
United States entered into war
with Spain in April 1898 over
Cuba securing its freedom from
Spanish rule, Grigsby was one of
several people who proposed that
volunteer regiments of cowboys
be organized to fight the war.
“During the month of January,
1898, and the early part of February, and while I was at Pierre,
S.D., attending to my duties as attorney general, there was much
war talk.
Pierre, as you know, is a great
center for the cattle interests of
the West and a place where the
cowboys often congregate. It was
while watching these cowboys
ride their bronchos in the streets
of Pierre that the idea first came
to me that these rough and
bronzed riders of the plains, used
to camp life in all kinds of
weather, and expert shots with
rifle and revolver, would make
gallant soldiers and daring fighters, in case the government
should be drawn into war with
Spain and need volunteers to be
sent to Cuba.
I found upon talking with a
number of them that such service

would be eagerly sought by them
in case they were needed,”
Grigsby wrote in a letter to Otto
L. Sues contained in Sues’ book
“Grigsby’s Cowboys.”
Congress passed a measure
that authorized three cavalry regiments known as the First, Second and Third U.S. Volunteer
Cavalry Regiments. Theodore
Roosevelt was named commander
of the First Regiment, Judge Jay
L. Torrey of Wyoming commander
of the Second Regiment, and
Grigsby commander of the Third.
Recently commissioned as a
colonel, Grigsby received orders
to break his regiment into 12
troops, with five coming from
South Dakota, four from Montana, two from North Dakota and
one from Nebraska.
Grigsby appointed five captains
in South Dakota to recruit and organize the individual troops. They
were Seth Bullock of Deadwood to
lead Troop A, John Foster of
Chamberlain to lead Troop B,
George Hair of Belle Fourche to
lead Troop C, John Hammond of
Sturgis to lead Troop D and
Joseph Binder of Pierre to lead
Troop E. Patriotism was running
high. Within three weeks, an entire regiment of nearly 1,000 men
had been recruited, organized and
mustered in.
Grigsby’s Cowboys, as the

Third U.S. Cavalry Regiment
came to be called, was ordered to
Chickamauga, Ga. Located on the
site of the Civil War battlefield at
Chickamauga, Camp Thomas
was one of the largest training
camps for troops. Grigsby’s Cowboys arrived to find no weapons,
uniforms, saddles or bridles, overcrowding and poor sanitary conditions.
Nevertheless, the cowboys
trained and became what Sues
called “a complete military machine.”
An editorial in the Chattanooga
Times on July 9, 1898, stated
“Grigsby’s Rough Riders are
showing themselves superior in
every respect, and are becoming
familiarly known as the crack
regiment of the Park.”
Grigsby’s Cowboys had defeated all opponents in baseball,
foot races, wrestling and boxing,
stated the Sioux Falls ArgusLeader’s special correspondent
with Grigsby’s Cowboys.
The cowboys had also kept the
peace when a regiment from Wisconsin wanted to disrupt a Salvation Army meeting.
“The cowboys may be a tough
set, but they propose to have
peace even if they have to fight for
it,” stated the June 22, 1898 article.
Of the three volunteer cavalry
regiments, only the first fought in
the Spanish-American War. While
the Roosevelt Rough Riders were
fighting in Cuba, Grigsby’s Cowboys were battling disease in
Georgia. The second regiment
trained at Jacksonville, Fla., during the war.
The first casualty in Grigsby’s
Cowboys occurred on June 13,
1898, when Herbert Lawrence of
Troop E died of typhoid fever. According to Sues, about 20 of
Grigsby’s cowboys died of typhoid
fever, dysentery, spinal meningitis, an accidental gunshot wound
and other causes while at Camp
Thomas or later from diseases
contracted at the camp.
Although rumors abounded in
camp that the cowboys would be

sent to Cuba, those orders never
came. On Aug. 10, 1898, it became
known that Spain had given up
the war and that hostilities were
ceased.
“Thus did we see every hope of
active service vanish,” Sues
wrote.
On Sept. 5, 1898, Grigsby gave
his last orders and delivered a
farewell message to his men. He
said, “Although it is a great disappointment to all of us that we
were not permitted to form a part
of the line of battle at the front, it
cannot be said of the ‘Cowboy
Regiment’ – either officers or men
– that they did not do everything
possible, not only to get ready at
the earliest possible moment for
active service, but also to induce
those in authority to select this
regiment as a part of the army of
invasion.
“It has been well and justly said
by President McKinley that those
soldiers who tendered their lives
to the country and performed uncomplainingly their duties in
camps of instruction, under conditions most unfavorable to
health and comfort are deserving
of as much credit as those who
were chosen to go against the
enemy.”
The First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment began mustering
out. The cowboys had become soldiers and now were veterans.
Although Grigsby’s Cowboys
did not see military action such as
Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, they
were prepared to serve their
country and made history.
Grigsby’s Cowboys are an example of the numerous times that
South Dakotans have answered
their country’s call to service. On
Veterans Day, all who served
their country are saluted.
This moment in South Dakota
history is provided by the South
Dakota Historical Society Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising
partner of the South Dakota State
Historical Society. Find us on the
web at www.sdhsf.org.
Contact us at info@sdhsf.org to
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Pennington County Courant • November 21, 2013 • 3

Eggleston re-enlists with Air Force

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Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Eggleston has re-enlisted in the U.S.
Air Force for four years. Eggleston is the Maintenance Operations
Center senior coordinator assigned to the 436th Airlift Wing at
Dover Air Force Base, Del. The technical sergeant has served in the
military for 16 years. He is the son of Linda and Lee Baldwin of
Riverside Place, Elm Springs, S.D. He is the son of Raymond and
Danette Eggleston of Shaver Street, Rapid City, S.D.

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Pennington County Courant • November 21, 2013 • 4

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Cell: 685-3283 • Wall
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Wall News

Menu
Elderly Meals
(Served at Prairie Village)

Wall School Upcoming Events
the funeral for her grandfather,
Melvin Fiegen, on Friday and returned home that evening.
Carla Brucklacher went to Hermosa early Saturday morning for
a girls’ basketball game. Her
granddaughter Hope Tietsort was
with the Custer Wild Cats playing against Hermosa. After the
game, Carla met her sister Cleo
in Rapid City for lunch.
“Theme” meal was held at
Prairie Village last Tuesday.
Theme? You guessed it —
Thanksgiving! Had a very good
turnout of hungry people and the
meal was bountiful and delicious
— turkey and all of the trimmings.
Fifty years ago on November
22, 1963, President John F.
Kennedy was assassinated. A lot
of people remember what they
were doing at the time the news
reported came on television or
radio. We were getting ready to go
to my Uncle Nathan’s funeral.
Prairie deer season opened last
weekend.
Kent Patterson and son Nick
came from Waseca, Minn., to deer
hunt over the weekend. Nick
tagged a nice mule deer.
Ruby Keyser’s cousin Wally
Wenzlaff from the Sioux Falls
area, came out deer hunting. He
tagged his deer. Gary and Ruby

Gathered by Frances Poste
A correction to last week’s
news: it was brought to my attention that I had erroneously stated
the American Legion sponsored
both the “Patriot’s Pen” and the
“Voice of Democracy” contest for
students while, in fact, the Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsor the
“Voice of Democracy” and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary
sponsors the “Patriot’s Pen”.
Sorry! Both are worthy organizations.
On Saturday, November 9th,
Kannan Lurz became the bride of
Jonathan Harms at the United
Methodist Church, Wall. Our belated congratulations and the
best of wishes to the couple.
Claude Ramsey of Spearfish,
came to Wall on Wednesday
evening, staying at Clayton and
Charlene Kjerstad’s. He came to
help the Kjerstad nephews harvest sunflowers. He returned
home Friday evening.
Brennan and Laurie Kjerstad
and family traveled ot Dell Rapid,
S.D., on Thursday. They attended

November 21 November 27, 2013

Thursday: Hot Beef Sandwich,
Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn,
Sunshine Salad.
Friday: Sausage Gravy over
Biscuit, Green Beans, Baked
Squash, Jello w/Strawberries.
Monday: Turkey Tetrazzini,
Tossed Salad w/Dressing, Tomato
Slices Mandarin Oranges.
Tuesday: Tator Tot Casserole,
Tossed Salad w/Dressing, Baked
Squash, Banana.
Wednesday:
Ginger
Pork
Chops, Baked Potato w/Sour
Cream, Seasoned Spinach, Grapes.

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First Interstate Bank
would like to recognize and thank
Vicky Dahl for 17+ years of
dedication to our organization.
We will miss you & wish you well!

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Mary Paulsen returned home
after spending a week with her
daughter, Lynn Mary and granddaughters, Hannah and Callie, in
their home in Colorado Springs.
Son-in-law Mike was elk hunting
in the mountains, which he was

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had a nice visit with him Sunday
at Wall Drug.
Pleasant weather accommodated the friends and family of
Glenn Alishouse in celebrating
his 80th birthday at deer camp on
Quinn Table. His children and
hunting friends provided loads of
tasty food and an afternoon of visiting and picture taking around a
toasty bonfire.
Everett and Sandra Lerew of
Nebraska, were in Wall last week.
Norbert Sebade was in Wall on
business, so they met at Edith
Paulsen’s for some card games.
Everett and Sandra spent the
night with Edith.
Loretta White got home Thursday after a week in the hospital
with respiratory problems. She is
recuperating at home and doing
better.
It was a pretty good week
weather-wise. Sunday was blustery with light snow in the morning but otherwise we are having
average temperatures for this
time of year. May have flurries on
Thursday and stay cool the rest of
the week.
“Sometimes your only available
transportation is a leap of faith.”
~Margaret Shepard

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GBB @ Jones Co., 4 p.m. (Draper).
Friday, November 22: State VB @ Huron.
Saturday, November 23: State VB @ Huron.
Monday, November 25: JH GBB w/New Underwood,
6 p.m.; GBB practice may start.
Wednesday, November 27: Early Dismissal @ 12
p.m.; No Release Time!.
Thursday, November 28: Thanksgiving Day.

Wasta Wanderings
Submitted by
Lloyd & Margee Willey
Wasta kids: Madi Grenstiner,
has enjoyed being part of the junior high Ladies Eagles basketball
team and mom, Moni, said Madi
had a very good game against
Kadoka last week and plays again
this Monday, the 18th. Sister Ash
is enjoying gymnastics and while
sixth graders don’t compete, Ash
is liking practicing with the team
and learning a lot for next year.
The girls went hunting with
dad, Travis. Ash got her buck tag
for the first time (last year was
“mentor”). Madi chose to hunt for
photos and spent the day shooting
pictures!
Grandpa Darren is enjoying his
days at the Grenstiners with
grandkids and Shane is good to
spend time with Darren to be
sure Grandpa doesn’t get lonely.
Congratulations to Emily Ferris for being awarded “Musician
of the Month” by Subway. Emily
is a talented and dedicated musician, so good for you, Emily!
Clancy Lytle assisted in a big
way to the Wall Eagles in having
their great year and so congratulations to your good defensive
plays and being named All Conference. Congratulations, Clancy!
In checking what’s going on
with the Carter family, mom
Angie said all were busy, really
liking school, getting up early to
deliver papers and then get to
school for perfect attendance to
this point. Austin Carter had
done well selling candy for 8th
grade class, certainly a good experience for life. The Carter family
were such hard workers for Relay
For Life — hard workers and willing workers.
Faye Bryan has been out and
about around Wasta looking for
birds. For some reason, while
there has been no birds at her
feeder, there has not been little
bird bodies either. Diana Turgeon
did discover some in their firewood stack, after the storm.
Ken Skillingstad reported no
takers at their feeders, nor squirrels either. Dick Hadlock the
same.
On to Barb Crawford, Jack-pot!

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Mary’s joy was watching Hannah perform in a play “Martians
over Brooklyn”. It was based on
Orson Wells famous radio broadcast. Hannah is in the eighth
grade and did Grandma proud
doing an awesome job.
Mary’s other joy was watching
fifth grade Callie perform in her
Bell Concert Songs of the Fall
from other regions of the world.
Callie also joined her school team
competing in a robot competition
at the “Air Force Academy”. This
started at 8:00 a.m. and did not
finish until 6:00 p.m. that
evening. Mary was delighted to
watch and enjoy very delightful
performances by her granddaughters during her week stay. Mary
said a very restful and great time.
Delmer stayed home and held
the fort down. Mary checked on
him daily. This weekend she is expecting friends of friends coming
to hunt.
I enjoyed the Sunday music by
Lois and observance to God by
Wanda. In the evening, I went to
Chris and Anitalynn’s and joined
Kelly and hunter friends for a delicious supper.
Thought: We get to make a living; we give to make a life.

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506 Glenn St., Wall, SD • 279-2387

A variety of the little guys, house
and gold finches, juncos, spotted
a cedar wax wing and nut hatch
and a large number of doves and
ten or so squirrels and a couple
blue jay pairs.
Well, that feels better. It is understandable that those little
guys couldn’t withstand the force
of the blizzard and with tree
limbs crashing it would be very
difficult conditions.
Ken Skillingstad did report in
later the same day that fifty or so
little birds showed up in their
yard. That was good news.
Maybe they will make their
way south.
Wanda Hall said there were no
birds, big or little at her place.
Wanda is looking forward to
son, Mike, and family coming for
Thanksgiving.
Wow! Thanksgiving is right
around the corner and on its heels
follows Christmas!
Wasta Christmas Potluck Supper is scheduled for Saturday, December 7.
Carla Brucklacher will be having a recital December 15 at the
Methodist Church and we should
be hearing from Dorothy Shearer
with a date for her yearly piano
party.
The school Christmas programs
are something else we enjoy.
So, let’s gird up our loins and
bring on Christmas, the busy, the
stress, with I’m hoping most attention paid to the joy and blessings of the season.
That’s an odd saying “Gird up
our Loins”. Kind of puts me in
mind of pulling on a size too small
panty hose.
Be that as it may, let us just
make our focus on the wonderfulness of the season, and I don’t
have to start “busyness” until
after Thanksgiving!
Happy Trails!

Wall School District
#51-5
Breakfast and
Lunch Menu
November 21 to
November 27, 2013

Thursday: Breakfast: Cold
Cereal, Cheese Stick, Toast,
Milk or Juice.
Lunch: Ham & Cheese Pockets, Corn, Salad, Pineapple,
Milk.
Friday: No School.
Monday: Breakfast: Waffle,
Sausage, Milk or Juice.
Lunch: Chicken Noodle
Soup, Monkey Bread, Applesauce/Apple, Fresh Carrots,
Broccoli, Milk.
Tuesday:
Breakfast:
Omelet, Toast, Milk or Juice.
Lunch: Turkey, Mashed Potatoes,
Gravy,
Fresh
Broccoli/Cauliflower, Orange,
Pumpkin Dessert, Milk.
Wednesday:
Breakfast:
Pancake, Egg Patty, Milk or
Juice.
Lunch: Sloppy Jo, Baked
Beans, Mandarin Oranges,
Milk.

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Religious

The Looking Glass of Time
80 years ago…
A committee from Wall and
vicinity drove to Pierre, yesterday
in the interest of two water conservation dams in this section.
Those going were, R. P. Campbell,
R. F. Bruce, Ed Dartt, T. E. Hustead, E. C. Smoot, H. H. Johnson,
I. D. Winter, and J. Allen Harvey.
That they succeeded in getting
some action is shown by the fact
that they are surveying the project of the Bruce place this morning, to send figures to the Game
Commission.
Saturday morning while coming to Wall from his ranch north
of Quinn, R. H. Packman, while
trying to pass Mr. Halverson, in
some way came in contact with
the other car and they were quite
badly tangled. Mr. Packman was
quite seriously injured and is still
suffering considerably from broken ribs and a scalp wound, but is
improving as well as could be expected considering the seriousness of his injuries. Mr. Packman’s car was badly wrecked and
some damage was done to the
other car. Those riding in the
Halverson car were not injured to
any great extent although quite
badly shaken up, and when the
car stopped it was standing on the
top with the wheels up in the air.
A number of Quinn men were
put to work on the town dam
Monday morning. They will dig it
deeper and clean it out making a
larger reservoir for holding water.
This will be of great help to the
community. The dam is completely dry at the present time.
70 years ago…
BIRTH: Born to Mr. and Mrs.
Erhard Eisenbraun, Creighton, a
girl, Thursday, November 4, at a
Rapid City hospital.
At a county land sale last Friday, Ike M. Murphy, long time
resident of Pennington County,
bought practically the whole
townsite of Imlay for the sum of
$31. Sixty-seven lots were offered
for sale and he bought 64 of them.
The townsite was laid out some
35 years ago after the Milwaukee
railroad had been built through to
Rapid City and was named for
Imlay Tebbits, old timers report,
who then had a ranch south of the
new village, on White River. But
Imlay was one of those towns destined never to grow much. It was
a postoffice and a railroad station
on the maps, but there was never
much town there. Today a church
and a schoolhouse are the only
buildings within the townsite.
The rest of the village, a store and
postoffice, and a section foreman’s
house are outside the townsite.
Mr. Murphy operates the store.
Now he owns a town that isn’t a
town.
S-Sgt. Adrian E. LeCocq has
been awarded the Army’s Good
Conduct Medal for exemplary, behavior, efficiency and fidelity.
Prior to entering the service, Sgt.
LeCocq lived in Wall, S.D., and is
now stationed at Camp Maxey,
Texas.
BIRTH: Born to Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Pascoe, a daughter, Lila
Mae, early Sunday morning, November 14.
60 years ago…
L. H. Bierman was injured on
Tuesday when a drill stell fell
across his abdomen. He was
taken to the Quinn hospital. Mr.
and Mrs. Bierman are living in
one of Irene’s cabins. Drilling at
the Roy Shull oil test well west of
Wall was down 4300 feet yesterday morning, according to reports
from workers at the rig. The bit is
now penetrating heavy shale. As
far as known here, no cores have
been taken although samples are
being taken every two feet. The
small bogs hanging all around the
derrick are samples hanging up to
dry.

Mrs. Fritz Schroeder damaged
the front end of her car when she
tried to keep her young daughter
from falling while she was driving. The car went into the ditch
and Kennedy’s wrecker towed the
car to town. Only the child received injuries and they were very
minor. The mishap occurred Friday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs Isaac Parker,
Creighton, were hospitalized at
the Rapid City Air Base when
they met with a car accident
north of Rapid City, Thursday
evening. Isaac Parker, who is
home on leave from the army, is
suffering a back injury while his
wife received cuts and bruises.
Parker was driving a truck belonging to Earl Ferguson and took
to the ditch trying to miss a car
that was passing another vehicle.
Vermillion, S.D. Special to
the Courant: Martin Predoehl,
physics major from Wall, has been
selected as one of the 22 University of South Dakota seniors to be
listed in the 1953-54 edition of
“Who’s Who Among Students in
American Universitys and Colleges”. These students are chosen
on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service to the school and
promise future usefulness to business and society.
Creighton Highlights: The
weather has been like summer almost with bright sunshine and
temperature in the afternoon
reaching 70 degrees or more.

40 years ago…
Four Wall high school students
and their music teacher, Miss
Gwen Hayes, took part in the All
State Chorus that was held in the
Sioux Falls Arena on November 2
and 3. The students were Tammy
Benne, Dawn Welsh, Brad Babcock and Kevin Alishouse.
BIRTH: Born to Mr. and Mrs.
Veryl Schroeder at a Rapid City
hospital, a son, Tuesday morning,
November 13.
The winners at the weekly
Chamber of Commerce drawing of
names on Main Street were: Margaret Williams, $25.00; Blanche
Cower, $10.00; Gladys Lanning,
$50.00;
Lorraine
Linebach,
$10.00; and Emilie Huether,
$5.00.
The South Dakota Farm Bureau at the 56th Annual Convention in Mitchell, Monday evening,
honored Rodney Renner of Wall
for his outstanding leadership in
agriculture. He was presented
with a plaque and other awards.
Ohmar Cook of Cottonwood, was
also presented an award for his
Farm Bureau services in Jackson
County.
Roger Mortensen, son of Mrs.
Elsie Mortensen, freshman student at Black Hills State College
has joined the ranks of “drop
outs”. Roger made his first Sky
Dive, Tuesday, at the Spearfish
airport. The Sky Divers Club at
BHSC jump when the weather
and classes permit.

50 years ago…
Two-lane Interstate from Wall
to Cactus Flats on I-90 will be
changed to four-lane if the U.S.
Bureau of Public Roads approved
the recommendations of the
South Dakota Department of
Highways. This state resolution
includes all of the 41,000 mile
system of Interstate highways be
four-lane.
Sandra Dee and Peter Fonda in
“Tammy and the Doctor” is the
show for this weekend, November
16, 17 and 18 at the Riata Theatre.
Kadoka Press: The Jackson
County Sheriff ’s office is investigating a break-in at the Hopkin’s
Economy Market in Kadoka.
Sheriff Harold Bradford said the
break-in was discovered by owner
Pete Hopkins when he arrived at
the store Friday morning. Two
cash registers were broken into
and thieves took about $60.00 in
silver change. Entrance was
gained by breaking a lock on the
rear door of the building. A window was broken in the rear of
Hogen’s Hardware the same
night, but nothing was taken.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Carmichael,
Quinn, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Arla May, to
Dave Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Olson, of Cherokee, Iowa.
Miss Carmichael is a graduate of
the Methodist School of Nursing
at Mitchell and received her R.N.
degree. At present she is employed at the hospital at Cherokee, Iowa. Her fiance is a graduate of the Methodist School of
Nursing at Sioux City, Iowa, and
is now attending school at Mayo
Clinic at Rochester, Minn. A December wedding is being planned.
Carla Williams, Kay Horton,
Myron Williams and Douglas
Wernke represented the Wall
High School at the Annual All
State Chorus held in Aberdeen.
They were accompanied by Mr.
and Mrs. Edgar Barber.
The Wall fire siren shrieked out
twice Monday afternoon seemingly protesting the removal of
the fire hall. There apparently
was no other reason for the whistle. Jack Rhiley moved the building the first of the week to his
place northeast of Wall. Work on
the new fire hall is expected to get
underway soon.

30 years ago…
Five past and present members
of the Wall Cemetery Association’s Board of Trustees were honored recently by the Wall City
Council for their “volunteer work
without regard for praise or

Wall Health
Services inc.
will be closed

Thurs., November 28th
& Fri., November 29th
in honor of

Thanksgiving.
We will resume
our regular hours

Mon., Dec. 2nd.

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Pennington County Courant • November 21, 2013 • 5

Obituaries
Duane L. Bessette_______________________________
Duane Lee Bessette, age 65, of
Philip, S.D., died Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Duane Lee Bessette was born
January 3, 1948, in Rapid City,
the son of Ernest and Mary (King)
Bessette. He was raised in the
Scenic area, where he received his
education in the New Underwood
and Wall school districts, graduating from Wall High School. He
grew up enjoying the farm-ranch
activities, such as 4-H, where he
showed rabbits and prize Beefmaster calves.
He worked for Wall Drug after
graduating from high school, then
joined the U.S. Navy for a short
time.
He was united in marriage to
Peggy Kleinschmidt in 1967. To
this union were born two daughters. They made their home in
Wall. He furthered his education
by going to school in New York for
telephone communications and afterward became foreman of
Golden West Telecommunications
for the Wall-Kadoka rural areas.
In 1973, the family moved to
Kadoka where he spent the next
few years serving with Golden
West.
In 1987, he married Joan Molnar and lived the next two years
in Wall. They moved to Reno, Nev.,
where they spent two and a half
years as RV park managers. In
August 1992, he received a heart
transplant in Salt Lake City,
Utah. They moved back to South
Dakota after a year, finally settling in Philip where they have
lived since.
Duane enjoyed his flowers, garden, and especially spending time
with his grandkids and family. He
also enjoyed fishing and camping
in the hills.
Grateful for having shared his
life are his wife, Joan, of Philip;

Chili supper/pie soCiAl
/silent AuCtion
saturday, november 23, 2013
Wall Community Center
Chili Supper begins at 5:00 p.m. (to benefit AAU Wrestling)
Pie Social & Silent Auction to follow
(to benefit Wall ambulance).
To donate pies or auction items, contact Wally or
Carol Hoffman at 457-3502 or h3zbeef@gwtc.net.
Published November 14 & 21, 2013, at the total approximate cost of
$82.00.

Badlands Cowboy Ministry
Bible Study • Wednesdays
Wall Rodeo Grounds • 279-2681
Winter 5:30 p.m. • Summer 7 p.m.

Duane was preceded in death
by his parents, Ernest and Mary
Bessette; his paternal grandparents, James and Victoria Bessette;
his
maternal
grandparents,
William and Georgia King; and
his sister, Diane Frye.
A memorial has been established. Memorials may be sent to
Joan at P.O. Box 141, Philip, SD
57567.
No services are planned at this
time. At his request, his body has
been donated to the University of
South Dakota Sanford School of
Medicine.
Arrangements were with the
Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.
com

two daughters, Tracey Feldman of
Wall and Sheila Herbaugh of
Kadoka; one stepson, Terry Molnar and his wife, Amanda, of Monument, Colo.; one stepdaughter,
Corina Erickson and her husband,
Don, of Lennox; six grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; two step
grandchildren; two step greatgrandchildren; one brother, Ron
Barney and his wife, Stella, of
Westminster, Colo.; two sisters,
Kathy Newmann and Jean Dennis, both of Rapid City; and a host
of other relatives and friends.

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NoTice
Wall Drug Pharmacy
will be closed

Thurs., November 28
& Fri., November 29
in observance of

Thanksgiving.
We will resume our regular hours
Monday, December 2nd.

Scenic Community Church • Pastor Ken Toews
Services - 2nd and 4th Sundays 9:00 a.m.; Sept. through May.
Dowling Community Church
Memorial Day through Labor Day Service 10:00 a.m.

Evangelical Free Bible Church
Wall • Ron Burtz, Pastor
279-2867 • www.wallfreechurch.com
Sundays: Adult Bible Fellowship, 9 a.m.,
Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.;
Mondays: Women’s Bible Study, 7 p.m.

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wall • Rev. Leo Hausmann
Masses: Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.
Weekdays refer to Bulletin
St. Margaret Church • Lakeside
Mass: Saturday 7 p.m. even number months or
Sunday 10 a.m. odd number months

Wall United Methodist Church
Pastor Darwin Kopfmann • 279-2359
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.

Holy Rosary Church • Interior
Mass: Saturday 7 p.m. odd number months or
Sunday 10 a.m. even number months

Wasta
Services Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
Interior Community Church
Highway 44 East
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
New Underwood Community Church
Pastor Wes Wileman
Sunday School 9 a.m.;
Adult & Children Service 10 a.m.;
Youth Fellowship: Wed. 7 - 8:30 p.m.

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First Baptist Church
New Underwood
Pastor James Harbert
Bible Study, 9:00 a.m.;
Sunday Services, 10:00 a.m.
St. John's Catholic Church
New Underwood
Father William Zandri
Mass: Sundays at 11:00 a.m.;
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. at
Good Samaritan Nursing Home;
Reconciliation before Sun. Mass
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Wall • Pastor Curtis Garland
Sunday Service, 9 a.m.
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Creighton
Services 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Wall Bldg.
Center
279-2158
Wall, SD

De's Tire
& Muffler
279-2168
Wall, SD

Rush Funeral Home
Chapels in Philip, Wall & Kadoka
Jack, Gayle & D.J. Rush

www.rushfuneralhome.com

Hustead's

Wall
Drug
Store

279-2175

Community
Wall takes Ryder Cup over Philip and Murdo

Courtesy photo

The 2013 Wall Ryder Cup golf team. From left: Mike Larson, Mark Ammann, Conrad Kjerstad, Lane
Hustead, Nathan Kleinschmit, Dean Schulz, Randy Walker, Chad Walker, Troy Schulz and Stan Anderson.
The 10th annual Ryder Cup was
held Saturday, September 7, on the
Wall Golf Course.
The three-team tournament consisted of three different nine-hole
competitions. The first competition
was the alternate shot format.
Scoring is four points for a win, two
for a tie and zero for a loss. After
the first nine holes, Philip was up
20-0 on Murdo, Wall was up 20-0
on Murdo, and Wall was up 16-4 on
Philip.
The next nine holes was a singles’ competition with a win counting as two points, and a tie worth

Attention
All Walker refuse
Customers
Walker Refuse will be
picking up Wall and
Philip residential &
commercial trash on

Wed., nov. 27th.
Walker Refuse will be
closed Thurs., Nov. 28th
& Fri., Nov. 29th for the
thanksgiving holiday.

one. That nine hole competition
ended with Murdo 7 – Wall 13,
Murdo 7 – Philip 13, and Philip
13 – Wall 7.
The final nine holes of the day
was the scramble format. In this
format, Wall 12 – Murdo 8, Philip
14 – Murdo 6, and Philip 10 – Wall
10.
The final totals were Philip 47 –
Murdo 13, Wall 45 – Murdo 15, and
Wall 33 – Philip 27.
This is the first year that Philip
has lost the Ryder Cup to Wall.
Team captain for Wall, Dean
Schulz, said, “I knew my head was
on the chopping block if I didn’t get
a win, so it was a well deserved
win. We trained too hard all year to
let this one slip away.”
D.J. Rush, Philip, said, “The
Ryder Cup is always a great competition, and a chance for the play-

ers from all three towns to get together and enjoy some golf.” The
2014 Ryder Cup will be held on the
Murdo Golf Course.
This year, the Philip team consisted of Dean Fitzgerald, Dak Carley, Brit Miller, Bob Thorson, Ray
Smith, D.J. Rush, Glenn Parsons,
Ron Coyle, Bill Walker and Luke
Weber.
The Wall team consisted of Mike
Larson, Mark Ammann, Conrad
Kjerstad, Lane Hustead, Nathan
Kleinschmit, Dean Schulz, Randy
Walker, Chad Walker, Troy Schulz
and Stan Anderson.
The Murdo team consisted of
Jody Gittings, Rob Kaiser, Tyler
Rankin, Bruce Venard, Doug
LeHaye, Seth Geigle, Steve Reed,
James Gyles, Scott Kittelson and
Chris Iversen.

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Officials warn drivers about Deer-Vehicle collisions
The state departments of
Transportation and Public Safety
are urging drivers to take extra
precautions to avoid wildlife related automobile collisions this
fall and winter when deer are the
most active.
“The potential for serious animal-vehicle collisions increases
this time of year because deer are
on the move,” says Secretary of
Transportation Darin Bergquist.
“As we gear up for the holidays,
we want to remind travelers to
drive carefully and take extra
precautions.”
According to the Office of Highway Safety, there are approximately 4,800 wild animal hits
each year. Between 2004 and
2012, there were 17 fatalities and
824 people injured in wild animal-vehicle collisions.
“While deer-vehicle collisions
cause extensive vehicle damage,
most of the serious injuries and
fatalities are caused by drivers
taking evasive actions”, says Col.

Craig Price, superintendent of the
South Dakota Highway Patrol.
“Drivers need to avoid swerving
into oncoming traffic or leaving
the roadway.”
Price advises motorists facing
an unavoidable crash with a deer
to apply the brakes firmly, hold on
to the steering wheel, stay in
their lane of traffic and bring the
vehicle to a controlled stop.
Drivers can improve their
safety by following these suggestions:
•Wear your seat belt. This is
your best defense of avoiding injury in a collision.
•Slow down and prepare to
stop as soon as you see a deer or
other animal. It is much safer to
stop than to have to take evasive
action.
•Increase the distance between
your vehicle and other cars, especially at night.
•When you see a deer, look for
additional deer on both sides of
the highway. Deer are herd ani-

mals and frequently move in
groups. For maximum safety, assume the deer will cross your
path.
•Drive with your high beams
on and watch for eyes reflecting
in the headlights.
•If you see a deer near the
road, give your horn one long
blast. The sound gives the animal
an audible signal to avoid.
•Deer are nocturnal and tend
to travel at dawn and at dusk,
which is also the time it is most
difficult to see them.
•If you hit a deer, call 9-1-1.
Law enforcement officers will assist with injuries and write a report to provide to your insurance
company.
State law says any person who
wishes to take possession of a
deer or antelope killed by a motor
vehicle on a state highway must
notify a conservation officer to obtain permission before taking possession of the animal.

Ruland Arena hosts Black Hills Roping Club roping
Black Hills Roping Club held a
roping at the Ruland Arena, LLC
on Saturday, November 16 with
394 team participating.
Results are as follows:
#5 Roping:
Three head - 92 teams
•Go Winners: First - Les
Tiltrum/Matt Peters - 6.21; Second - Carson Musick/Casey
Packer - 7.15.
•Average Winners: First Troy Wilcox/Lyle Wilcox - 23.83;
Second - Riley Ruland/Rocky
Tibbs - 27.84; Third - Shawn
Goodman/Trent Byrnes - 30.45;
Fourth - Jim Tiltrum/Brian Johnston - 30.51; Fifth - Les
Tiltrum/Matt Peters - 30.79;
Sixth - Dewey Ertz/Rocky Tibbs 34.00.
Open Incentive:

Four head - 66 teams
•Go Winners: First - Scott
White/Jade Nelson - 5.03; Second
- Scott White/Jared Bilby - 5.52.
•Average Winners: First Wyatt Treeby/Carson Musick 23.88; Second - Jared Bilby/Levi
Lord - 26.64; Third - Troy
Richter/Shaun Ruland - 27.78;
Fourth - Levi Hapney/Clint Cobb
- 30.00; Fifth - Levi O’Keefe/Clint
Cobb - 32.22.
Drawpot Incentive:
Four head - 140 teams
•Go Winners: First - Scott
White/Levi Lord - 5.52; Second Billy Gallino/Paul D. Tierney 5.64.
•Average Winners: First Colton Musick/Scott White 23.88;
Second
Larry
Ruland/Shaun Ruland - 26.42;

Third - Shaun Ruland/Ashlee
Jaeger - 28.80; Fourth - Brett
Wilcox/Dan Nelson - 29.07; Fifth
- Jim Selchert/Jade Nelson 32.23;
Sixth
Carson
Musick/Brian Johnson - 34.50.
#9 Roping:
Three Head - 96 Teams
•Go Winners: First - Troy
Richter/Dalton Richter - 6.14;
Second - Wyatt Mann/Levi Lord 6.20.
•Average Winners: First Paul D. Tierney/Guy Fransua 18.50; Second - Tyrell Moody/Tell
Schaack - 19.31; Third - Troy
Richter/Paul Griemsman - 20.65;
Fourth - Wyatt Treeby/Levi Lord
- 21.01; Fifth - Levi Hapney/Daine
McNenny - 21.15; Sixth - Troy
Richter/Dan Lindsay - 22.89.

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Wall Drug & Dakota Mercantile
Storewide Sale
November 27th - December 31st, 2013

25% off all In-stock merchandise.
Already sale priced items an additional 25% off.

Free Gift Wrapping.

excluding prescription drugs & restaurant menu

•Stetson & Bailey Hats
•Western clothing & Purses
•Lazy one Loungewear
•Boots •Belts
•Minnetonka Moccasins
•Montana Silver
•old Friend Slippers
•children's Wear
•cookbooks & Books
•Homemade Fudge
•Handpainted Glass
•Black Hills Gold
•Silver/Turquoise Jewelry
•Greeting cards
•Toys
•Black Powder Guns
•Zippos
•Boker & Buck Knives
•Russell, Sioux, Polish & Horsehair Pottery
•Western Art Paintings, Prints & Sculptures
•AND MUcH MUcH MoRe!!!.

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Community
Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
By Trudy Lieberman,
Rural Health News Service
Let's face it. Buying health insurance is not fun. It's hardly like
shopping for a new computer. But
if you make the wrong decision, it
could cost you zillions of dollars
and maybe even send you to
bankruptcy court if you get really
sick.
So it pays to think carefully
about the policy you can buy in
the state shopping exchange if
you're one of the thousands of
South Dakotans eligible for exchange coverage---maybe even
with a subsidy to help pay the
premium.
Where to begin? Once the computer glitches with the exchanges
are corrected---they will be---and
you plow through the mechanics
of setting up an e-mail account, if
you don't already have one, these
are the key decisions you have to
make.
Decision Point 1: How much
coverage do you want?
The answer may depend on
how large a subsidy you're eligible for. After you enter basic information about income, the website
will calculate how much of a subsidy you can get.
A family of four with an income
around $94,000 won't get much;
family with an income about
$24,000 will. The amount of the
subsidy for the year is the same
whether you buy an expensive
policy, say a gold plan, which will
cover 80 percent of your medical
costs or a cheaper bronze plan
that covers only 60 percent.
Decision Point 2: Do you
qualify for special subsidies for
people with low incomes---below
$58,875 for a family of four this
year?
These will help pay some of the
cost-sharing exchange policies require---things like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles.
But there's a catch. Individuals

or families can get these subsidies
only if they buy a silver plan that
covers only 70 percent of the bills.
Families will have to decide
whether to buy a policy that's
more comprehensive than the silver plan or the less comprehensive plan and get some help with
the cost sharing.
Decision Point 3: If you do get
a subsidy, how do you want it applied.
The subsidy can be applied to
each insurance payment which
means you pay a smaller premium each month. Or you can collect it at tax time like a tax refund.
After you make these three decisions, you'll face the hardest decision of all. Unless you have a
chronic illness, that's a tough calculation to make. Unforeseen accidents and illnesses happen.
Your kid gets hurt playing football, or you need an emergency
appendectomy. What you end up
paying if things like this happen
depends on the policy you select
now.
Decision Point 4: Weighing
risk versus coverage.
Buying any insurance policy involves weighing risk against the
price of protecting yourself from
that risk. Usually the higher the
premium, the more comprehensive the policy. A policy with a low
premium carries much more financial risk if you get sick.
Decision Point 5: Weighing
the cost sharing.
Here's where it get tricky, and
you'll have to make some tradeoffs. How you make this decision
depends on your tolerance for
risk. If you think you won't get
sick, then you might prefer a low
premium and not worry about the
high out-of-pocket costs you'll face
when illness strikes. These include deductibles, copays, a set
amount for a service, and coinsurance, a percent of the bill you
must pay.

If you want financial peace of
mind if you do get sick, then a
high premium policy might be
better.
Decision Point 6: Provider
choice.
We all say we want lots of
choice in our medical care. But we
may not get it. As a trade-off for
lower premiums, many insurance
companies selling in the state exchanges are limiting the networks
of doctors and hospitals consumers can use.
Some insurers' include only
providers who agree to large discounts that in turn allow the insurers to offer low premiums.
See if doctors and hospitals you
want to use are in the network
that comes with the plan you
choose. If you use a provider who
is not in your network, you may
get stuck with 40 or 50 percent of
a bill. Typically insurers make
you pay large amounts of coinsurance if you seek care out of network.
Finally, when you narrow your
choice to two or three policies, ask
for a document called Summary
of Benefits and Coverage that allows a side-by-side comparison of
deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments and notes what services are not covered.
There are more catches here.
Insurers don't have to offer you
this document, but if you ask for
it, they must provide it. And the
disclosures don't have to include
the premium. Shoppers will have
to find that elsewhere.
The process I've just outlined
may seem overwhelming, but like
bad-tasting medicine, it will be
good for you in the end.
Editor's note: The Rural Health
News Service is funded by a grant
from The Commonwealth Fund
and distributed through the Nebraska Press Association Foundation, the Colorado Press Association and the South Dakota Newspaper Association.

Improve work/life balance
A free, interactive and fun
“Work and Life ... Better with Balance” program will be held at the
Philip Elementary gymnasium in
Philip, Monday, November 25,
starting at 6:30 p.m.
The program is led by life coach
and professional trainer Leah
Braun.
The time is designed to raise
awareness about the impact of a
life that is out of balance and to
encourage participants to make
changes which create balance and
increase productivity.
Practical tips will be shared for
improving home and work life.
Main points to be covered will
include tips for improving productivity, self assessment, signs of
burn out, relationship between resilience and balance, and tips and
individualized plans for improving
balance.
Life coaching topics range from
career to relationship and everything in-between.
Life coaching centers around effective communication, leadership, work and life balance, and

form services because of physical
damage or destruction to the
place of employment as a direct
result of the disaster;
•Cannot reach their place of
employment as a direct result of
the disaster;
•Have been prevented from
work or self-employment because
of an injury as a direct result of
the disaster;
•Establish work or self-employment they can no longer perform
was their primary source of income; or
•Have become the breadwinner
or major supporter of a household
because of the death of the head
of the household.
Individuals whose employment
has been affected should apply for
benefits by calling the Unemployment Insurance Call Center at
605-626-3179 Monday through
Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.
CST. Please specify your claim is
related to DUA and the winter
storm.
Individuals will need their Social Security number, copies of
their most recent federal income
tax forms or check stubs, or documentation to support they were
working or self-employed when
the disaster occurred.

To receive DUA benefits, all required documentation must be
submitted within 21 days from
the day the DUA application is
filed.
Claims must be filed by
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, to be
considered timely. Any claims
filed after this date will be considered untimely, unless the individual provides good cause for filing
after this date. The first possible

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Christmas trees will begin to
fill South Dakota Capitol hallways later this month for the annual Christmas at the Capitol
holiday display.
More than 90 Christmas trees
will be decorated Nov. 23 – 24 by
members of schools, churches,
communities and civic groups
from across the state.
The display will officially begin
with a grand lighting ceremony
on Tuesday evening, Nov. 26, and
continue through Saturday, Dec.
28. Display hours for the public
will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT
each day.
Thousands of guests visit the

week of compensation for DUA
purposes is week ending Oct. 12,
2013, and the last possible week
of compensation is week ending
May 10, 2014.
Re-employment assistance is
available through the Department of Labor and Regulation
local offices. All programs and
services are provided at no
charge. Detailed information is
available at www.sdjobs.org.

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Leah Braun
life coach/professional trainer

prioritizing designed to enable individuals to become their best,
personally and professionally.
Braun provides personalized
life coaching and customized staff
development training for individuals, organizations and busi-

nesses. She has 20 years of
teaching and public speaking experience in public schools, adult
education and the military.
Braun spent 22 years in the
South Dakota National Guard
and served as a chaplain assistant and retired at the rank of
master sergeant. It was while in
the Guards that Braun earned
certification in several differenct
curricula aimed at strengthening
relationships and improving lives.
Braun has a bachelor of science
in secondary social studies education from Black Hills State University and a master’s degree in
administrative studies from the
University of South Dakota. She
has a life coaching certification
from the International Coach
Academy and is a member of the
International Coach Federation.
The two hour presentation is
sponsored by Philip Horizons,
Kadoka Horizons, Philip Chamber of Commerce and Kadoka
Betterment Association.

Christmas Trees soon to adorn capitol hallways

Disaster Unemployment Assistance available
The South Dakota Department
of Labor and Regulation is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as
a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 4155-DR).
Workers who lost their jobs,
and self-employed individuals
and farmworkers who have been
unable to work due to the severe
winter storm, snow storm and
flooding that occurred Oct. 3-16,
2013, may be eligible for benefits.
DUA is available for individuals in Butte, Corson, Custer,
Dewey, Fall River, Haakon, Harding, Jackson, Lawrence, Meade,
Pennington, Perkins, Shannon
and Ziebach counties and the
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of
the Cheyenne River Reservation
within Dewey and Ziebach counties and the Oglala Sioux Tribe
within Jackson and Shannon
counties.
DUA is available to people who:
•Do not qualify for regular
state unemployment benefits
from any state;
•Worked or were self-employed
or were scheduled to begin work
or self-employment, but were unable to do so because of the disaster;
•Can no longer work or per-

Pennington County Courant • November 21, 2013 • 7

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South Dakota State Capitol each
year to view the decorated trees.
This year’s theme is “Christmas
in the Great Outdoors.”
The two-story South Dakota
tree specially featured this year
in the Capitol rotunda was donated by Brandon and Cassandra
Deffenbaugh of Brandon.

The tree, a 31-foot blue spruce,
will be decorated by the South
Dakota Game, Fish & Parks.
In addition to the trees, many
other areas of the Capitol will be
decorated for the holiday season,
including the grand marble staircase and the Capitol grounds.

Philip League Bowling
Monday Nite Mixed
Shad’s Towing ...........................30-14
Handrahan Const .....................28-16
Rockers......................................24-20
Badland’s Auto ..........................24-20
Dakota Bar................................23-21
Highlights:
Arlene Kujawa ......................216/491
Jason Petersen .............................201
Vickie Petersen...........3-10 split; 181
Trina Brown .................................478
Andrew Reckling..........................526
Neal Petersen .....................194 clean
Ronnie Coyle............................5-8-10
Tuesday Men’s Early
People’s Mkt................................18-6
PHS .............................................16-8
George’s Welding ..................15.5-8.5
Philip Motor ..............................13-11
G&A Trenching ...................10.5-13.5
Kennedy Imp...............................9-15
KTS..............................................7-17
D&T Auto Parts ..........................7-17
Hightlights:
Colt Fitzgerald ......................211/573
Cory Boyd ..............................211/565
Tyler Gartner ........................213/516
Jen Neville...................199 clean/509
Alvin Pearson...............................502
Ed Morrison..........................5-7 split
Terry Wentz ..........................5-7 split
Wendell Buxcel ...................3-10 split
Steve Varner .........................5-6 split
Wednesday Morning Coffee
Bowling Belles ..........................30-14
State Farm ................................28-16
Little Orphans ..........................26-18
Cutting Edge.............................22-22
Jolly Ranchers ..........................20-24
Highlights:
Marsha Sumpter...........192, 150/490
Shirley O’Connor ..................161/453
Karen Foland.5-7 split; 170, 151/445
Judy Papousek ......................164/431

Wednesday Nite Early
Dakota Bar................................25-19
Morrison’s Haying ....................25-19
Hildebrand Concrete ................25-19
Pink Ribbons.............................21-23
Chiefie’s Chicks.........................18-26
First National Bank .................18-26
Highlights:
Marlis Petersen............................175
Lois Porch..........................6-7-8 split
Emily Kroetch ......................6-7 split
Val Schulz .............................5-7 split
Dani Herring ........................5-7 split
MaryLynn Crary ..................2-7 split
Shar Moses ......................3-9-10 split
Thursday Men
Coyle’s SuperValu .......................22-6
A&M Laundry...........................16-12
Dakota Bar................................16-12
O’Connell Const ........................16-12
The Steakhouse ........................13-15
WEE BADD...............................12-16
McDonnell Farms .....................11-17
West River Pioneer Tanks ..........6-22
Highlights:
Jack Heinz....................................200
Jordon Kjerstad ...........................181
J.J. Walker ...................................419
Jason Petersen .............3-6-7-10 split
Haven Hildebrand .................2-5-7 &
...........................................3-10 splits
Neal Petersen .....................3-10 split
Bryan Buxcel ......................3-10 split
Ronnie Coyle.......................3-10 split
John Heltzel .......................3-10 split
Randy Boyd ..........................5-6 split
Andrew Reckling ..................2-7 split
Friday Nite Mixed
Cristi’s Crew ...............................22-6
Moos on the Loose...............17.5-10.5
Enforcers ...................................17-11
Dee’s Crew.................................15-13
Randy’s Spray Service ..........7.5-20.5
Highlights:
Jerry Iron Moccison ..............204/526

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EDuCaTIon
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NEEDED! Become a Medical Office Assistant at SC Train! No
experience needed! Online career training gets you job ready!
HS diploma/GED & PC/Internet
needed! 1-888-424-9412.
EMPLoYMEnT
FAULK COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT accepting applications for FT Highway MaintePerson.
Competitive
nance
salary, benefit package. EOE.
Closes December 2. For application call 605-598-6233.

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS: LPN’s
& CNA’s, top weekly pay, direct
deposit, & flexible schedules.
Take control of your schedule
with Tri-State Nursing. Apply
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ing.com 800-727-1912.
FoR saLE
LINDA’S DRIVE IN, FAITH, SD.
Great business opportunity,
great location. Well known business. Serious inquiries only.
605-515-1196.
LONGBRANCH IN PIERRE, SD.
We have lowered the price & will
consider contract for deed. Call
Russell Spaid 605-280-1067.

BusInEss oPPoRTunITY
CONTRACT SALESPERSONS
sell aerial photography of farms,
commission basis, $7,000$10,000/month. Proven product and earnings, Travel required. More info at msphotosd.com or call 877/882-3566.
LoG HoMEs
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders
representing Golden Eagle Log
Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South &
North Dakota. Scott Connell,
605-530-2672, Craig Connell,
605-264-5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes.com.
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oTR DRIVERs
DRIVERS WANTED: CDL, owner
operators, freight from Midwest
up to 48 states, home regularly,
newer equipment, Health, 401K,
call Randy, A &A Express, 800658-3549.
REaL EsTaTE
CUSTER SD TOWNHOMES at
Boot Hill--New construction,
only two units left and the project will be complete. 1470 +/square feet. Two bedroom, two
bath and two stall garages.
Great location, low association
dues and close to all the Black
Hills attractions. Have the interior finished to your specifications. Reindl Real Estate and
Auctions Inc. Tim Reindl ownerbroker 605-440-0082.

autoMotive

FoR saLE: 2003 Ford Taurus,
good shape. Call 279-2414,
Wall.
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BusiNess & service

nEED a PLuMBER? Licensed
plumbing contractor for all your
indoor plumbing and outdoor
water and sewer jobs call Dale
Koehn 441-1053 or leave a
message at 837-0112. K50-tfn

ApArtments
AvAilABle
Wall Ridge Apts.
in Wall

2 Bedroom
on-site laundry
facility
MetroPlains Management

605-347-3077
1-800-244-2826

www.metroplainsmanagement.com

BusInEss FoR saLE: Pizza
Etc. 175 S. Center Ave., Philip.
Great family business, 1 year in
newly remodeled building, lots
of possibilities for expansion.
Contact Kim or Vickie, 8592365.
PR45-tfn
HILDEBRanD sTEEL & ConCRETE will do all your concrete
construction jobs. Call us and
we will give you a quote. Office,
837-2621, Rich’s cell, 4312226, toll free, 877-867-4185.
K25-tfn
RouGH CounTRY sPRaYInG:
Specializing
in
controlling
Canada thistle on rangeland.
ATV application. Also prairie
dogs. Call Bill at 669-2298.
M24-24tp
o’ConnELL ConsTRuCTIon,
InC., PHILIP: Rock, Sand,
Gravel (screened or crushed).
We can deliver. Dams, dugouts,
building sites. Our 38th year.
Glenn or Trace, 859-2020.
PR11-tfn
TETon RIVER TREnCHInG:
For all your rural water hookups, waterline and tank installation and any kind of backhoe
work, call Jon Jones, 843-2888,
Midland.
PR20-52tp
WEsT RIVER EXCaVaTIon
will do all types of trenching,
ditching and directional boring
work. See Craig, Diana, Sauntee or Heidi Coller, Kadoka, SD,
or call 837-2690. Craig cell:
390-8087, Sauntee cell: 3908604; wrex@gwtc.net K50-tfn

FarM & raNch

HaY FoR saLE: Grass/alfalfa
mix, $150 a ton. Leroy Guptill,
Martin, 685-6752.
PR10-5tp
FoR saLE: Guernsey dairy bull
calf-tested A2/A2 genetics. Son
of a champion bull, mother is a
milk machine! Will be weaned
Feb-March. Taking non-refundable deposits now. Registered,
$1400 or Unregistered, $1000.
Delivery extra, from Glad Valley.
Fed only certified / transitional
organic hay, grains, minerals.
Call Ron 466-2553 or 450P48-8tc
0664.
FoR saLE; Peas & oat hay. Call
P37-tfn
Mike at 685-3068.
WanTED: Hay, straw or stalks
to put up on shares or purchase
in field or windrow. Call Joel
Deering, 381-0885 or 9933151.
PR45-tfn
TRaILER TIREs FoR saLE:
12-ply, 235/85/16R. $160,
mounted. Les’ Body Shop, 8592744, Philip.
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heLP WaNted

kaDoka aREa sCHooL DIsTRICT is accepting applications
for a part-time librarian positions at the Long Valley and Interior Schools. Applications are
available on the website www.
kadoka.k12.sd.us and submitted to KASD, Attn: Supt. Jamie
Hermann, PO Box 99, Kadoka,
SD 57543. Questions call 8372171.
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Pennington County Courant • November 21, 2013 • 8
FaRM
assIsTanT/EQuIPMEnT oPERaToR nEEDED
on a SE North Dakota RowCrop Farm. Must have good
mechanical skills, experience
operating farm equipment and
a valid drivers license. Earn
$45,000-$60,000 DOE. Family
Health Insurance, Paid Vacation, 401K, Performance Bonus,
Overtime. New shop, late-model
equipment. Call 1-888-2533439 for more information.
P50-2tp
LookInG To Do soMETHInG
nEW & DIFFEREnT? Moses
Building Center is looking for a
self-motivated, reliable person
to go to work. Tasks include,
but are not limited to, loading
and delivering lumber, building
storage sheds and warehouse
work. Knowledge of power saws
and other tools preferred. Class
A CDL and carpentry skills preferred, but not required. Wage
depends on experience. For
more information, contact Mike
at Moses Building Center, Inc.,
Philip, SD, 859-2100.
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DakoTa MILL & GRaIn, InC.
has an immediate position
available at its Midland facility.
Interested parties must have a
valid CDL or the ability to obtain one. Please call Pat, 8432277, or Russ, 223-2557, or
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Jack, 716-2457.
MaInTEnanCE
WoRkER:
Highway Dept. - Wall Division,
Salary: $16.17 per hour. Closing Date: November 17, 2013.
Please visit our website for more
information: www.co.pennington.sd. us or call 605-3942166.
PW48-2tc
HELP WanTED: Philip Health
Services, Philip, SD, needs Medical Technologist, to perform lab
procedures, maintain lab instruments. Bachelor’s degree in
Medical Technology, AMT or
ASCP or equivalent certification. Sent resumé to: HR, PO
Box 790, Philip, SD 57567.
PR10-tfn
Rn/LPn PosITIons: Seeking
loving and patient geriatric
nurses at the Kadoka Nursing
Home. Benefits available. Contact Heidi or Ruby at 837-2270.
K46-tfn
Cooks,
HELP
WanTED:
counter personnel, wait staff
position(s) are available for Aw!
Shucks Café opening soon at
909 Main Street in Kadoka.
Please apply within or contact
Teresa or Colby Shuck for more
information: 837-2076.
K33-tfn
HELP WanTED: Sales person
to sell the historic Black Hills
Gold jewelry, in Wall. Meet travelers from all over the world.
Salary + commission. Call
Jackie at 348-8108 or 3917806, or fax resumé to 2792314.
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Misc. For saLe

HanDMaDE GIFT ITEMs for
family and friends, 1/2 off sale,
daily through Christmas, in office at West Motel, Kadoka.
K50-3tp
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and cheap. 279-2040. P50-2tc
FoR saLE: Rope horse halters
with 10’ lead rope, $15 each.
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Notices/WaNted

CHRIsTMas oPEn HousE:
Friday, November 22, 5-8 p.m.,
Gateway Apts. in Kadoka. Featuring Thirty One, Scentsy,
Stampin’ Up, Jewelery and
more! Door prizes, refreshments, make & take gift box
and tag. Lots of great gift ideas!
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Saturday, Nov. 16, 10am to 4
pm, big green building off Exit
260, Oacoma. “Cool” antiques,
unique Christmas gifts, Rushmore taffy, peanut brittle, vintage toys, records.
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reNtaLs

aPaRTMEnTs: Spacious one
bedroom units, all utilities included. Young or old. Need
rental assistance or not, we can
house you. Just call 1-800-4816904 or stop in the lobby and
pick up an application. Gateway
Apartments, Kadoka.
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nEW
Gun
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Gun Sales invites you to go to
www. schofieldgunsales.com
and have a look at what we
have to offer. We are happy to
do transfers too, for those of
you who may have purchased a
gun off the internet. We are a
member of Gunbrokers FFL
network. So please, check out
our website and see if there is
anything that we can help you
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THank Yous

A very special thank you to my
children and grandchildren, relatives and many friends for making my 90th birthday so very
special.
It is wonderful to live in a small
town where everybody is so special.
Thank you again and God
bless everyone.
Lola Simpfenderfer
Thank you to our family and
friends for anniversary cards
and birthday cards
Roy & Dorothy Hamann
Thank you to everyone who
called, send cards and remembered us in their prayers.
Thanks to all the doctors,
nurses and volunteers at the
hospital and Hospice Care; the
comforting words from Pastor
Curtis Garland at the hospital
and at the funeral; and for all the
help by Rush Funeral Home.
Dorothy Hamann
Lucille Holsether & family
Bill & Neva Hamann & family
Bob & Kathy Hamann & family

Public Notices
PENNINGTON
COUNTY BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS
MINUTES
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
A meeting of the Pennington County
Board of Commissioners was held on
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, in the Commissioners' meeting room of the Pennington County Courthouse. Chairperson
Lyndell Petersen called the meeting to
order at 9:00 a.m. with the following Commissioners present: Ron Buskerud, Ken
Davis, Don Holloway and Nancy Trautman.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
MOVED by Trautman and seconded
by Holloway to approve the agenda as
presented. Vote: Unanimous.
CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
The following items have been placed
on the Consent Agenda for action to be
taken by a single vote of the Board of
Commissioners. Any item may be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate consideration.
MOVED by Davis and seconded by
Buskerud to approve Consent Agenda
Items 5-16 as presented. Vote: Unanimous.
5. Approve the minutes of the October
10, 2013, Special Board of Commissioners’ meeting.
6. Approve the minutes of the October
15, 2013, Board of Commissioners’ meeting.
7. Approve the vouchers listed at the
end of the minutes for expenditures for insurance, professional services, publications, rentals, supplies, repairs, maintenance, travel, conference fees, utilities,
furniture
and
equipment
totaling
$496,084.66
8. Reappoint James L. Fields as Pennington County Constable for Legislative
District 34 for a two-year term and authorize the Chairperson’s signature on the
Warrant of Appointment.
9. Health & Human Services (SP13014): Schedule a hearing at 9:15 a.m. on
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, to supplement the General Fund John T. Vucurevich budget in the amount of $15,000
from non-budgeted revenue received in
the current year.
10. Sheriff and Department of Equalization (SP13-015): Schedule a hearing
at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19,
2013, to supplement the General Fund
DOE budget in the amount of $7,337 and
the Sheriff’s Department budget in the
amount of $79,000, for a total of $86,337
from non-budgeted revenue for insurance
proceeds received in the current year.
11. Search & Rescue (SP13-016):
Schedule a hearing at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, to supplement
the General Fund Search & Rescue
budget in the amount of $5,956 from nonbudgeted revenue received in the current
year.
12. Emergency Management - Approve the 4th Quarter SLA Agreement
with the State of South Dakota and authorize the Chairperson’s signature
thereto.
13. Approve the Highway Department
Agreement with Edelweiss Mountain Improvement Association for snow removal
and authorize the Chairperson’s signature thereto.
14. Human Resources: Approve the
Pennington County Elected Officials
Wage Policy for 2014.
15. Recognize and thank Pennington
County volunteers for the month of September 2013. The list of volunteers is on
file in the Human Resources office and is
posted on the County bulletin board.
16. Sheriff’s Office: Approve the request to declare surplus five (5) countyowned vehicles surplus for the purpose of
trade: 2005 Chevy Impala, Capital Asset
Number 5546; 2005 Ford Taurus, Capital
Asset Number 5676; 2006 Chevy Impala,
Capital Asset Number 5664; 2006 Ford
Crown Vic, Capital Asset Number 5668;
2006 Ford Crown Vic, Capital Asset Number 5660. The Board also gave authorization to advertise for bids for six (6)
used, 2012 or newer passenger cars and
one (1) used 2012 or newer passenger
minivan.
End of Consent Agenda
DISASTER RESPONSE APPRECIATION/RECOGNITION

WINTER
STORM ATLAS
The Board of Commissioners expressed their appreciation for the individuals, neighbors, community volunteers,
contractors, snowmobile groups and organizations that assisted others during
Winter Storm Atlas.
ITEMS FROM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
A. Official Pennington County Logo:
MOVED by Trautman and seconded by
Holloway to adopt the official Pennington
County logo as presented. Vote: Unanimous.
EXECUTIVE SESSION per SDCL 1-252
A. Personnel Issue per SDCL 1-252(1)
MOVED by Trautman and seconded
by Holloway to convene in executive session for a personnel issue. Vote: Unanimous. The Board remained in executive
session from 9:15 a.m. until 9:55 a.m.
when Buskerud, Davis, Petersen and
Trautman returned. MOVED by Davis
and seconded by Buskerud to adjourn
from executive session. The motion carried with four affirmative votes.
Commissioner Holloway returned.
ITEMS FROM AG COMMITTEE
A. Criteria for Classification of Lands
as Agricultural – County Policies
MOVED by Trautman and seconded
by Davis that the County of Pennington
adopt the proposed Principal Use Guidelines for defining the principal use for Ag
classification. Vote: Unanimous.
MOVED by Trautman and seconded
by Petersen to adopt the proposed Timber Management Guidelines for Ag Classification in Pennington County, SD, as
presented. Vote: Unanimous.
ITEMS FROM SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
MOVED by Buskerud and seconded
by Davis to approve items A and B as presented. Vote: Unanimous.
A. Approve the new job description for
Program Manager I at Grade 16.
B. Approve the title change of the existing Program Manager to Program Manager II at Grade 18.
C. Special Reserve – Prisoner Transportation Bus: MOVED by Holloway and

seconded by Trautman to authorize the
transfer of over-collected revenue and underspent budget in the amount of
$380,000 from the Sheriff’s office to the
special reserve designated for the purchase of a new prisoner transportation
bus. Vote: Unanimous.
D. Authorization to Bid – Prisoner
Transportation Bus: MOVED by Holloway and seconded by Buskerud to authorize the Pennington County Sheriff to
advertise for bids for a new or used prisoner transport bus. Vote: Unanimous.
ITEMS
FROM
BUILDINGS
&
GROUNDS
A. PC Campus Expansion, Parking
Structure Addition Project – Construction
Warranty & Closeout: MOVED by Holloway and seconded by Trautman to authorize the Chairperson’s signature to the
five-year Construction Warranty prepared
by Heavy Constructors, Inc., covering
work associated with the fasteners used
in the metal cladding assembly as part of
the Parking Structure Addition Project.
Vote: Unanimous.
B. PC Campus Expansion Project
(Block 99) Update
C. PC Campus Expansion Project
(Block 99) – Administration Building
Threat Assessment Recommendations
ITEMS FROM PLANNING & ZONING
MOVED by Trautman and seconded
by Buskerud to convene as a Board of
Adjustment. Vote: Unanimous.
A. VARIANCE / VA 13-13: Rapid City
DSDP VIII, LLC; Austin Rogers – Agent.
To reduce the minimum required parking
spaces for a retail area from 36 to 30 in
accordance with Sections 209, 310-A-2,
and 509 of the Pennington County Zoning
Ordinance.
The following describes a parcel of real property being a portion of Tract 1, less Utility Lot 1,
less Lot B, less Lot WR of the
NE1/4NE1/4, less Lots H1, H2,
H3, H4 and less ROW of
Longview Road, all in Paul
Subdivision, Section 15, Township 1 North, Range 8 East of
the Black Hills Meridian, Pennington County, South Dakota,
being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCING at the Southeast
corner of Lot H-4 of Tract 1 of
Paul Subdivision recorded in
Book 11 of Highway Plats at
Page 173, said corner marked
by a 5/8” rebar capped “LS
3712”; THENCE; along the
southerly boundary line of said
Lot H-4, also being the
southerly Right-of-Way line of
Longview
Road,
South
87°54’00” East, 242.58 feet to
a found 5/8” rebar capped “LS
3712” marking the Southwest
corner of said Lot H-4;
THENCE;
leaving
said
southerly boundary line along
the westerly boundary line of
said LOT H-4, South 02°06’47”
West, 11.22 feet to a point on
the southerly Right-of-Way of
Longview Road; THENCE;
leaving said westerly boundary
line, along said southerly
Right-of-Way line, also being
the Southerly boundary line of
Lot H1 as shown on the official
plat thereof on file in the Pennington County Register of
Deeds office in Book 11 of
Plats at Page 67, North
87°53’13” West, 112.49 feet to
a set 5/8” rebar capped “
CETEC LS 4725” marking the
beginning of a curve to the left;
THENCE; along said curve to
the left 90.79 feet to a set 5/8”
rebar capped “LS 4215”marking the Northwest corner of
said Lot C, said curve having a
central angle of 37°03’34”, a
radius of 460.00 feet, and
being subtended by a chord
which bears South 86°36’37”
West, a distance of 90.64 feet
to the POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE;
leaving
said
southerly Right-of-Way line,
along the northerly boundary
line of said Lot C, South
49°16’36” East, 168.91 feet to
a set 5/8” rebar capped “LS
4725” marking the Northeast
corner of said Lot C; THENCE;
leaving said northerly boundary line, along the easterly
boundary line of said Lot C,
South 40°43’03” West, a distance of 271.80 feet to a set
5/8” rebar capped “LS 4725”
marking the Southeast corner
of said Lot C, said point also
being on the northerly Right-ofWay line of SD Highway 44;
THENCE; leaving said easterly
boundary line, along the
southerly boundary line of said
Lot C, also being the northerly
Right-of-Way line of said SD
Highway 44, North 49°15’59”
West, a distance of 277.06 feet
to a set 5/8” rebar marking the
southwest corner of said Lot C,
said corner also marks the intersection of the Right-of-Way
lines for said Longview Road
and said SD Highway 44;
THENCE;
leaving
said
southerly boundary line, and
said northerly Right-of-Way
line, along the southeasterly
Right-of-Way of said Longview
Road, also being the westerly
boundary line of lot C, 297.53
feet along the arc of a curve to
the right, said curve having a
central angle of 37°03’34”, a
radius of 460.00 feet and being
subtended by a chord which
bears North 62°25’35” East, a
distance of 292.37 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING; The
above-described parcel of real
property contains 65,282.32
Sq. Ft., 1.498 Acres, more or
less and is SUBJECT TO a 15
foot wide Right-of-Way Easement granted to the Rapid Valley Irrigation Ditch Company
being centered on the centerline of the Murphy Ditch, said
Easement is recorded in Book
15 at Page 8318 of Miscellaneous Record, Pennington
County Recorders Office; Also
SUBJECT TO an Access and
Culvert Maintenance Easement granted to the Rapid Valley Irrigation Ditch Company
for the maintenance of a 48

inch pipe and the aforementioned Murphy Ditch, said
Easement is recorded in Book
16 at Page 5460 of Miscellaneous Records, Pennington
County Recorders Office; Also
SUBJECT TO all easement
and reservations of record.
MOVED by Holloway and seconded by
Davis to approve Variance 13-11. The
motion failed on a 3-2 vote (4 affirmative
votes needed for approval). Roll call:
Buskerud – no, Davis – yes, Holloway –
yes, Trautman – no, Petersen – yes.
MOVED by Buskerud and seconded
by Davis to adjourn as the Board of Adjustment and reconvene as the Board of
Commissioners. Vote: Unanimous.
Commissioner Trautman left the meeting.
ITEMS FROM EMERGENCY SERVICES
COMMUNICATIONS CENTER
MOVED by Davis and seconded by
Buskerud to approve Item A, Joint Powers Agreement – City of Rapid City, and
Item B, Joint Powers Agreement – SD
Department of Public Safety. Vote:
Unanimous.
A. Approve the revised Joint Powers
Agreement with the City of Rapid City for
Emergency Services Communications
and authorize the Chairperson’s signature thereto.
B. Approve the Joint Powers Agreement to provide dispatch services to the
South Dakota Department of Public
Safety, effective December 15, 2013, and
authorize the Chairperson’s signature
thereto.
ITEMS FROM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
A. Livestock Loss Drop Points:
MOVED by Buskerud and seconded by
Davis to close the livestock drop points
effective November 14, 2013, or as soon
as thereafter as heavy equipment is available. Vote: Unanimous.
B. Debris Removal: MOVED by Holloway and seconded by Buskerud to confirm that Pennington County is not doing
curbside pickup of debris. Vote: Unanimous.
ITEMS FROM EQUALIZATION
A. Staffing Report
ITEMS FROM HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
A. Award Recommendation – Tree Removal: MOVED by Buskerud and seconded by Davis to award the bid for Tree
Removal for Winter Storm Atlas to the low
bidder as follows: Tree Removal Project
Area 1 to Eco Timber, 216 10th Avenue,
Belle Fourche, SD 57717, in the amount
of $26,175; Tree Removal Project Area 2
to Eco Timber in the amount of $19,800;
Tree Removal Project Area 3 to Eco Timber in the amount of $9,225. Bid documents are on file at the Highway Department. Vote: Unanimous.
B. Resolution 11-05-2013 – Award
Recommendation for Project P 6403(8)
PCN 02 DP – Deerfield Road Project:
MOVED by Davis and seconded by
Buskerud to approve Resolution 11-052013 and authorize the Chairperson’s signature thereto. Vote: Unanimous.
RESOLUTION 11-05-2013
WHEREAS, the Abstract of
Bids furnished by the South
Dakota Department of Transportation for Item 1, October
16, 2013 Letting: Project P
6403(8), PCN 02DP, Pennington County, Cold Milling Asphalt Concrete, Asphalt Concrete Resurfacing, Slide Repair, Guardrail and Pavement
Marking, reflects Bituminous
Paving, Inc., of Ortonville, MN,
to be the low bidder of four (4)
bidders, with a proposal of
$2,828,768,81; and
WHEREAS, the bid is
$126,604.59 or 4.3% below the
Engineer’s
Estimate
of
$2,955,373.40; and
WHEREAS, the South
Dakota Transportation Commission on October 16, 2013,
awarded the contract to Bituminous Paving, Inc., of Ortonville,
MN, subject to the approval of
the Board of County Commissioners of Pennington County;
and
WHEREAS, the South
Dakota Department of Transportation requests a Resolution
passed by the Pennington
County Board of Commissioners either awarding the contract or rejecting all bids;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Pennington
County Board of Commissioners recommends awarding the
Contract to Bituminous Paving,
Inc., of Ortonville, MN, in the
amount of $2,828,768.81.
Dated this 5th day of November, 2013.
/s/ Lyndell Petersen,
Chairperson
ATTEST: (SEAL)
/s/ Julie Pearson,
Auditor
ITEMS FROM HUMAN RESOURCES
A. County Employee Handbook – Pay
Period Survey: MOVED by Holloway and
seconded by Buskerud to approve the
County Employee Handbook as presented. Vote: Unanimous.
ITEMS FROM HEALTH CARE TRUST
BOARD
A. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue
Shield of South Dakota Binder Agreement
B. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue
Shield of South Dakota Flexible Benefits
Employer Application
C. Wage Works Funding Agreement
D. Delta Dental of South Dakota Application for Group Dental Plan
MOVED by Holloway and seconded by
Buskerud to approve Items A-D and authorize the Chairperson’s signature on
necessary documents, and further moved
that Item A shall include the switch to
Wellmark Pharmacy benefits.
Vote:
Unanimous.
SHERIDAN LAKE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION – BRAD DOCKEN
No action was taken on this item.
REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF 2ND
APPROACH – JAMES GIBBON
MOVED by Holloway and seconded by
Davis to approve the request from James
Gibbon for a second approach to the
property located at 7385 Kingbird Court.
Vote: Unanimous.
REQUEST TO WAIVE REQUIREMENTS
FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION WITHIN
SECTION RIGHT-OF-WAY – WADE

GREEN
MOVED by Buskerud and seconded
by Petersen to approve the request from
Wade Green to waive the requirement for
engineered road plans for road construction within a section line right-of-way.
Vote: Unanimous.
PLANNING & ZONING CONSENT
AGENDA
The following items have been placed
on the Consent Agenda for action to be
taken on all items by a single vote of the
Board of Commissioners. Any item may
be removed from the Consent Agenda for
separate action.
MOVED by Davis and seconded by
Buskerud to approve Planning & Zoning
Consent Agenda Items B-G as presented.
Vote: Unanimous.
B. PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT
REVIEW / PU 06-07: Black Hills Resorts,
Inc. (Cimarron Park); Art Janklow –
Agent. To review a Planned Unit Development to allow a mobile home park in
accordance with Section 213 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance.
Tract C of Lot B of NE1/4
NW1/4 less Pengra Subdivision, Section 17, T2N, R7E,
BHM, Pennington County,
South Dakota.
Continue PU 06-07 to the December
17, 2013, Board of Commissioners’ meeting.
C. FIRST READING AND PUBLIC
HEARING OF REZONE / RZ 13-18 AND
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
/ CA 13-12: Larry Teuber / School House,
LLC; Renner & Associates – Agent. To
rezone 2.1 acres from Suburban Residential District to Limited Agriculture District and to amend the Pennington County
Comprehensive Plan to change the Future Land Use Map from Suburban Residential District to Limited Agriculture District in accordance with Sections 206 and
508 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance.
Located on the following metes
and bounds description: A portion of Lot 2R, Block 4, Spring
Canyon Estates, Section 5,
T1S, R7E, BHM, Pennington
County, South Dakota, more
fully described as follows:
Commencing at a corner on
the northerly boundary of Lot
2R, Block 4, Spring Canyon
Estates, common to the northeasterly corner of Lot 1, Block
4,Spring Canyon Estates, common to a point on the southerly
edge of Clarkson Road rightof-way, and the point of beginning; Thence, first course:
S54°32’59”E,
along
the
northerly boundary of said Lot
2R, common to the southerly
edge of said right-of-way, a distance of 142.05 feet; Thence,
second course: S03°31’20”E, a
distance of 78.16 feet; Thence,
third course: S40°44’38”W, a
distance of 192.59 feet;
Thence,
fourth
course:
S63°27’08”W, a distance of
169.92 feet; Thence, fifth
course: S26°00’49”W, a distance of 33.00 feet, a point on
the southerly boundary of said
Lot 2R; Thence, sixth course:
N63°59’40”W,
along
the
southerly boundary of said Lot
2R, a distance of 97.52 feet, to
a corner on the westerly
boundary of said Lot 2R;
Thence, seventh course:
N26°00’15”E, along the westerly boundary of said Lot 2R, a
distance of 33.00 feet, to a corner on the westerly boundary
of said Lot 2R; Thence, eighth
course: N10°53’21”W, along
the westerly edge of Lot 2R, a
distance of 200.55 feet, to a
corner on the westerly boundary of said Lot 2R, common to
the southeasterly corner of
said Lot 1; Thence, ninth
course: N76°55’43”E, along
the westerly edge of said Lot
2R, common to the easterly
boundary of said Lot 1, a distance of 231.09 feet, to a corner on the westerly boundary
of said Lot 2R, common to a
corner on the easterly boundary of said Lot 1; Thence, tenth
course: N32°32’36”E, along
the westerly edge of said Lot
2R, common to the easterly
edge of said Lot 1, a distance
of 107.11 feet, to the said point
of beginning. Said Parcel contains 2.100 acres more or less.
Approve the first reading of Rezone /
RZ 13-18 and Comprehensive Plan
Amendment / CA 13-12.
D. FIRST READING AND PUBLIC
HEARING OF REZONE / RZ 13-15 AND
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
/ CA 13-09: Neil Tschetter. To rezone .26
acre from General Agriculture District to
Suburban Residential District and to
amend the Pennington County Comprehensive Plan to change the Future Land
Use from Planned Unit Development
Sensitive to Suburban Residential District
in accordance with Section 508 of the
Pennington County Zoning Ordinance.
Lot 10 (of Gov’t Lot 9), Black
Forest Village, Section 22,
T1N, R5E, BHM, Pennington
County, South Dakota.
Continue the first reading of Rezone /
RZ 13-15 and Comprehensive Plan
Amendment / CA 13-09 to the November
19, 2013, Board of Commissioners’ meeting.
E. FIRST READING AND PUBLIC
HEARING OF REZONE / RZ 13-13 AND
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
/ CA 13-07: Mitch Morris. To rezone
151.36 acres and 30.49 acres from General Agriculture District and Light Industrial District to General Commercial District and to amend the Pennington County
Comprehensive Plan to change the Future Land Use from Limited Agriculture
District to General Commercial District in
accordance with Section 508 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance.
Being 151.36 acres of land
located in the E1/2 of Section
32, Township 1 North, Range 8
East of the Black Hills Meridian, Pennington County, South
Dakota, said 151.36 acres of
land being more particularly
described by metes and
bounds as follows, all measurements are to be considered
as being followed by the words
“more or less”; BEGINNING at
the southwest corner of Lot 1

Pennington County Courant • November 21, 2013 • 9
of the SW1/4 SE1/4 of Section
32, Township 1 North, Range 8
East of the Black Hills Meridian, on the south line of Section
32 at the intersection of the
east right-of-way line of South
Dakota Highway 79; Thence,
North 06°32'53" West, along
the west line of said Lot 1 of the
SW1/4 SE1/4 of Section 32
and east right-of-way line of SD
Highway 79, a distance of
4310.98 feet to a point on the
easterly line of Lot A of the
NW1/4 NE1/4 of Section 32 as
shown on plat recorded in
Highway Plat Book 9, Page 93,
in the office of the Pennington
County Register of Deeds, in a
curve from which the center of
curvature
bears
North
48°17'34” West a distance of
103.00 feet; Thence, southwesterly, following the easterly
line of said Lot A of the NW1/4
NE1/4 of Section 32, along a
curve to the right having a radius of 103.00 feet, a central
angle of 35°53', for an arc distance of 64.51 feet to a point of
tangency; Thence, South
77°35'27” West, continuing to
follow the easterly line of said
Lot A of the NW1/4 NE1/4 of
Section 32, a distance of 4.12
feet to a point for corner on the
east right-of-way line of SD
Highway 79, in a curve from
which the center of curvature
bears South 73°13'38” West a
distance of 3920 feet; Thence,
northwesterly, along a curve to
the left having a radius of 3920
feet, a central angle of
00°29'02", for an arc length of
33.11 feet to point for corner on
the centerline of the alignment
of said Lot A of the NW1/4
NE1/4 of Section 32; Thence,
North 77°35'27” East, following the centerline of the alignment of said Lot A of the
NW1/4 NE1/4 of Section 32, a
distance of 6.78 feet to a point
of curvature; Thence, northeasterly, continuing to follow
the centerline of the alignment
of said Lot A of the NW1/4
NE1/4 of Section 32, along a
curve to the left having a radius
of 70.00 feet, a central angle of
84°05'03", for an arc length of
102.73 feet to a point of tangency;
Thence,
North
06°29'36” West, continuing to
follow the centerline of the
alignment of said Lot A of the
NW1/4 NE1/4 of Section 32, a
distance of 606.16 feet to a
point of curvature; Thence,
northwesterly, continuing to follow the centerline of the alignment of said Lot A of the
NW1/4 NE1/4 of Section 32,
along a curve to the left having
a radius of 1432.39 feet, a central angle of 05°45'52", for an
arc length of 144.11 feet to
point for corner on the west line
of the E1/2 of Section 32;
Thence, North 00°01'24” East,
along the west line of the E1/2
of Section 32, a distance of
206.71 feet to the northwest
corner of the E1/2 of Section
32; Thence, South 89°48'35”
East, along the north line of the
E1/2 of Section 32, a distance
of 2656.84 feet to the northeast
corner of Section 32; Thence,
South 00°04'45” West, along
the east line of Section 32, a
distance of 500.00 feet to a
point for corner; Thence, North
89°48'35” West, parallel to and
500 feet distant from the north
line of the E1/2 of Section 32,
a distance of 1514.54 feet to a
point for corner; Thence, South
06°22'35” East, a distance of
4844.00 feet to a point for corner on the south line of the
E1/2 of Section 32; Thence,
North 89°36'35” West, along
the south line of the E1/2 of
Section 32, a distance of
1088.72 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING and containing
151.36 acres, more or less, of
land.
Being 30.49 acres of land located in the N1/2 NW1/4 of
Section 33, Township 1 North,
Range 8 East of the Black Hills
Meridian, Pennington County,
South Dakota, said 30.49
acres of land being more particularly described by metes
and bounds as follows, all
measurements are to be considered as being followed by
the words “more or less”; BEGINNING at the northwest corner of Section 33, Township 1
North, Range 8 East of the
Black Hills Meridian; Thence,
South 89°51'35" East, along
the north line of the NW1/4 of
Section 33, a distance of
2656.84 feet to the northeast
corner of the NW1/4 of Section
33; Thence, South 00°08'05”
West, along the east line of the
NW1/4 of Section 33, a distance of 500.00 feet to a point
for corner; Thence, North
89°51'35” West, parallel to and
500 feet distant from the north
line of the NW1/4 of Section
33, a distance of 2656.35 feet
to a point for corner on the
west line of the NW1/4 of Section 33;
Thence, North
00°04'45” East, a distance of
500.00 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING and containing
30.49 acres, more or less, of
land.
Continue the first reading of Rezone /
RZ 13-13 and Comprehensive Plan
Amendment / CA 13-07 to the November
19, 2013, Board of Commissioners’ meeting.
F. PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT
REVIEW / PU 08-01: Clair Voshall. To
review a Planned Unit Development to
allow three existing mobile homes, a
home occupation, and outbuildings in accordance with Section 213 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance.
Lot 1, Voshall Addition, Section
10, T2S, R6E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota.
Approve the extension of Planned Unit
Development / PU 08-01 with the follow-

ing eight (8) conditions:
1. That this Planned Unit Development
allows for a 3.02 acre parcel with no more
than three mobile homes and existing
outbuildings;
2. That, if at any time, one of the mobile
homes becomes inhabitable, the property
owner must remove it immediately;
3. That approval of this Planned Unit
Development does not hold Pennington
County liable for any damages and/or
losses during the event of a flood;
4. That this Planned Unit Development
be valid only for the current existing uses;
any expansion or change that requires a
Building Permit, the property must be rezoned;
5. That each mobile home be addressed and the addresses must be
posted per Ordinance 20 Standards at
both the road and driveway;
6. That a Floodplain Development Permit
be obtained prior to the placement of any
structure within the boundaries of the
100-year floodplain;
7. That a minimum of four (4) off-street
parking spaces be provided and that each
parking space shall not be less than one
hundred sixty two square feet, nor nine
feet by eighteen feet, surfaced with
gravel, concrete or asphalt and maintained in such a manner that no dust will
result from continuous use; and,
8. That the Planned Unit Development
be reviewed in four (4) years or on a complaint basis.
G. VACATION OF EASEMENT / VE
13-02: Aaron Olson. To vacate a portion
of the access and utility easements located along the interior of Lots 7 and 8 of
Tract A of Sunnyside Acres Subdivision in
accordance with the Pennington County
Zoning Ordinance.
Lots 7 and 8 of Tract A, Sunnyside Acres Subdivision, Section 25, T2N, R4E, and Section
30, T2N, R5E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota.
Approve Vacation of Easement / VE
13-02 with one (1) condition: 1. That the
Vacation of Access and Utility Easements
exhibits and resolution be filed and
recorded with the Register of Deeds.
End of Consent Agenda
REGULAR PLANNING & ZONING
ITEMS
H. FIRST READING AND PUBLIC
HEARING OF REZONE / RZ 13-19:
James and Charlette Steele; Fisk Land
Surveying – Agent. To rezone 25 acres
from General Agriculture District to Limited Agriculture District in accordance with
Sections 206 and 508 of the Pennington
County Zoning Ordinance.
NW1/4SE1/4SE1/4;
NE1/4SE1/4SE1/4;
and
S1/2SE1/4NE1/4SE1/4,
in
Section 25, T2N, R6E, BHM,
Pennington County, South
Dakota.
MOVED by Buskerud and seconded
by Davis to continue the first reading of
Rezone / RZ 13-19 to the November 19,
2013, Board of Commissioners’ meeting.
Vote: Unanimous.
MOVED by Davis and seconded
Buskerud to continue Items I and J to the
March 4, 2014, Board of Commissioners’
meeting. Vote: Unanimous.
I. THE SPRING CREEK WATERSHED
MANAGEMENT AND PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN – ADVISORY
GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS.
J. THE SPRING CREEK WATERSHED MANAGEMENT AND PROJECT
IMPLEMENTATION PLAN – PARTICIPANT AGREEMENTS.
ITEMS FROM CHAIR
A. 2013 Annual Evaluation of 4-H
Youth Program Advisor: MOVED by
Buskerud and Davis to support a favorable evaluation for Tiffany Meyer. Vote:
Unanimous.
EXECUTIVE SESSION per SDCL 1-252
The second executive session was not
needed.
PERSONNEL
Treasurer: Effective 10/21/2013 – K.
Bonawitz at $13.96/hr.
Information Technology:
Effective
11/18/2013 – N. Mertes, $20.63/hr.
State’s Attorney: Effective 11/1/2013 –
K. McArthur Harris, $4790.60
PAYROLL
Commissioners, 12,341.99; Human
Resources,
4,747.58;
Elections,
13,124.16; Auditor - liens, 2,997.59; Auditor, 19,365.72; Treasurer, 47,630.40;
Data Processing - General, 46,834.80;
State's Attorney, 141,101.30; Public Defender, 111,130.83; Juvenile Diversion,
11,525.64; Victim's Assistance, 5,387.37;
Buildings & Grounds, 95,616.54; Equalization, 68,603.00; Register of Deeds,
25,530.54; Sheriff, 346,888.91; Service
Station, 8,335.53; HIDTA Grant, 9,008.57;
Jail, 470,700.22; Jail Work Program,
4,530.23; Coroner, 339.61; Hill City Law,
11,037.85; Keystone Law, 5,236.03; New
Underwood – Law, 4,069.91; School Liaison, 13,792.78; Wall Law, 10,355.41;
Home Detention, 11,729.61; Alcohol &
Drug, 107,506.09; Friendship House,
71,416.65;
Economic
Assistance,
55,000.03; Mental & Alcohol-SAO,
8,049.84; Mental & Alcohol-HHS,
2,587.20; Extension, 2,587.20; Weed &
Pest, 9,067.90; Mountain Pine Beetle,
15,630.56; Planning and Zoning,
21,281.29; Water Protection, 5,727.29;
Ordinance, 3,632.01; Juvenile Services
Center,
190,006.44;
Highway,
145,745.98; Drug Seizure, 1,983.37; Fire
Administration, 4,857.43; Dispatch,
195,485.00; Emergency Management,
138,478.12; Emergency Management,
2,379.12; 24-7 Program, 15,094.46;
PCCCC Building Projects, 2,663.89.
VOUCHERS
Amcon Distributing Co, 407.30; ATT,
9.22; BH Power Inc, 749.93; CBIZ Payroll
Inc, 1,051.56; CBM Food Service,
5,110.22; City Of Rapid City Water,
937.72;
First Administrators
Inc,
55,615.17; Midcontinent Communications, 650.00; Rapid Valley Sanitary,
187.85; West River Electric, 324.56;
WOW Internet Cable And Phone, 383.81;
The Hartford, 2,562.30; ATT Mobility,
216.48; BH Power Inc, 3,086.28; BH
Power Inc, 202.55; CBM Food Service,
4,877.87; Century Link, 117.28; Century
Link, 3.55; City Of Box Elder, 65.58; City
Of Rapid City Water, 17,814.06; Executive Mgmt Fin Office, 19.00; First Administrators Inc, 158,388.15; Montana
Dakota Utilities, 5,290.64; Verizon Wireless, 5,091.24; Verizon Wireless, 106.98;
Verizon Wireless, 414.94; Verizon Wireless, 76.06; Verizon Wireless, 67.40; Verizon Wireless, 104.94; West River Electric, 277.14; WOW Internet Cable And
Continued on page 10

Public Notices
Proceedings of Pennington
County Commissioners
(cont. from previous page)
Phone, 4,614.43; First Administrators Inc,
6,350.40; First Administrators Inc,
152,037.75; ATT Mobility, 219.99; BH
Power Inc, 10,044.36; Century Link,
188.69; City Of Box Elder, 154.17; City Of
Hill City, 17.05; City Of Wall, 135.00; First
Administrators Inc, 40,419.69; First Interstate Bank, 8,215.79; Golden West Companies, 763.08; Golden West Technologies, 40.40; Kreun Kustom, 4,780.00;
Verizon Wireless, 287.64; Verizon Wireless, 87.07; Verizon Wireless, 84.82; Verizon Wireless, 51.36; Verizon Wireless,
134.18; West River Electric, 1,203.35;
WOW Internet Cable And Phone,
2,045.66.
ADJOURN
MOVED by Buskerud and seconded
by Davis to adjourn the meeting. Vote:
Unanimous. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:34
p.m.
Julie A. Pearson,
Auditor
Published November 21, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $420.01.

WALL SCHOOL
BOARD OF
EDUCATION
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
The Board of Education of the Wall
School District #51-5 met in regular session on Monday, November 11, 2013, in
the Library of Wall School. Members
present: Chairperson Eisenbraun, ViceChairperson Johnson, Members Cordes,
Anderson, Williams, Bielmaier, and Trask.
Also attending were Superintendent
Rieckman, Elementary Principal Sykora,
Business Manager Mohr, Samra Trask,
Deidre Budahl, Kelli Sundall, and Laurie
Hindman.
Chairperson Eisenbraun
called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
All action taken in the following minutes
carried by unanimous vote unless otherwise stated.
Business Manager Mohr took a roll call of
the board members. All members were
present.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
4856.
Johnson moved to approve the
agenda. Seconded by Anderson. Motion
carried.
4857. Anderson moved to approve the
consent agenda. Seconded by Cordes.
Motion carried.
•Approve minutes of October 19, 2013
board meeting.
•Approve November claims.
•STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS
•Congratulations to Austin Huether
for placing 4th at State Cross
Country
•Black Hills Youth Football League
Super Bowl Results:
Mighty Mite division
Eagles 33-0 over Vikings
PeeWee division
Eagles 26-0 over Rams Gold
GENERAL

LON, JHFB OFFICIAL, 20.00; ANDERSON, JACKSON, JHFB OFFICIAL,
20.00; ASBSD, MEETING FEES, 150.00;
BAIL, KELLY JO, SEPT-OCT MLG
, 273.49; BARNETT, SHARON, OCT
MLG, 276.76; BLACK HILLS CHEMICAL
CO., MAINT SUPPLIES, 20.00; BLASIUS, BRETT OR PAULA, OCT MLG,
44.40; CARTER, ANGELA, SEPT-OCT
MLG, 470.93; CEDAR SHORE RESORT,
TRAVEL, 155.90; CENTRAL HIGH
SCHOOL, COLLEGE FAIR FEE
, 30.00; CHRIS SUPPLY, SUPPLIES,
54.48; CONTEMPORARY DRAMA
SERVICE, SUPPLIES, 48.83; CRAWFORD, TRACIE, SEPT-OCT MLG,
349.28; DE'S OIL & PROPANE,
PROPANE CONTRACT, 9,743.50; DELGER, JACQUELYN, OCT MLG, 42.18;
DHS ACTIVITIES, VB ENTRY FEE,
50.00; DINGER, RYAN, JH/JV FOOTBALL OFFICIAL, 70.00; EBERLY, JENNIFER, OCT MLG, 141.41; ELSHERE,
STACY, OCT MLG, 99., 50.00; FAUSKE,
TIM OR ERIN, OCT MLG, 355.20; FIRST
INTERSTATE BANK, SUPPLIES/REPAIRS, 178.34; FLINN SCIENTIFIC,
SUPPLIES, 36.22; FRINK, AMANDA,
OCT MLG, 162.80; GIBSON, JANELLE,
SEPT-OCT MLG, 333.00; GOLDEN
WEST TECHNOLOGIES, TELEPHONE
MAINT AGREEMENT, 439.36; GOLDEN
WEST TELEPHONE COOP., TELEPHONE/SUPPLIES, 99.45; HARMON
LAW OFFICE, LEGAL FEES, 100.00;
DAKOTA SPORTS, SUPPLIES, 20.95;
HESS, JOHN, VB LINE JUDGE/CLOCK,
42.50;
HEWLETT-PACKA;
HILDEBRAND, LINDSEY, VB LINE JUDGE,
90.00; IMPACT APPLICATIONS INC,
CONCUSSION TESTING, 500.00; J.W.
PEPPER & SON, INC., SUPPLIES,
297.08; JOSTENS, YEARBOOK DEPOSIT, 1,986.00; KELLY INN & SUITES,
CONF TRAVEL, 120.99; KIER, ASHLEY,
VB TOURNEY TICKET TAKER, 15.00;
KJERSTAD, RACHEL, OCT MLG,
346.32; LURZ PLUMBING, WINTERIZE
SPRINKLERS, 229.59; MARCO, INC.,
COPIER CONTRACT, 433.00; McCONNELL, GWEN, OCT MLG, 213.12;
NETWORK SERVICES CO., COPY
PAPER/MAINT SUPPLIES, 2,827.88;
OFFICE OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES,
SCALE CERTIFICATION, 28.00; PATTERSON, KAROL, VB LINE JUDGE,
90.00;
PENNINGTON
COUNTY
COURANT, PROCEEDINGS, 163.24;
PHILIP SCHOOLS, XC ENTRY FEE,
20.00; PHILLIPS66, CONOCO, 76, GAS,
619.75; PITTMAN, PANDI, VB LINE
JUDGE, 100.00; PLANK ROAD PUBLISHING, INC, SUPPLIES, 101.84;
QUALITY INN, ALL-STATE CHORUS
ROOMS, 525.00; REUER, DANIELLE,
VB TICKET TAKER, 15.00; RIDLER, MALINDA, JHVB OFFICIAL, 75.00; RIECKMAN, DENNIS, MILEAGE, 222.74;
SASD, WORKSHOP FEE, 100.00;
SCHOLASTIC, SUPPLIES, 197.78;
SCHOOL SPECIALTY, SUPPLIES,
13.77; SCHROEDER, MIKE, CLOCK
OFFICIAL, 172.50; SD SCHOOL OF
MINES & TECHNOLOGY, CLINIC FEES,
30.00; SHEARER, MEGHAN, OCT MLG,
615.68; SKILLINGSTAD, DORREEN,
OCT MLG, 227.24; SKILLINGSTAD, KORTNEY, OCT MLG, 94.72; STEWART,
STACY, VB LINE JUDGE, 50.00;
SYKORA, JEANINE, CONF MILEAGE,
117.66;
T.I.E.
OFFICE,
BHOLC
SEPT/OCT FEES & PROF DEV,
15,537.50; TDM EXCAVATION &
TRUCKING,
SNOW
REMOVAL,
1,836.74; TIGER DIRECT, SUPPLIES,
105.84; TRASK, SAMRA, VB LINE
JUDGE, 30.00; TRUST AND AGENCY,
REIMBURSE
IMPREST,
1,910.22;
VERNIER SOFTWARE & TECHNOLCAPITAL
OUTLAY

SPEC. ED.

857.34; WALL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, DUES, 35.00; WALL WATER
DEPARTMENT, WATER, 324.82; WALMART COMMUNITY BRC, SUPPLIES,
50.98; WARNE CHEMICAL & EQUIPMENT CO., LAWN CARE, 256.00; WEST
RIVER ELECTRIC COOP., ELECTRICITY, 4,144.76; WEST RIVER FOUNDATION, REGISTRATION, 225.00; WESTERN GREAT PLAINS CONFERENCE,
DUES, 630.00; WEX BANK, GAS,
276.22; WHITE RIVER SCHOOL DIST,
MS VB ENTRY FEE, 25.00; WILLIAMS,
MARTY, SEPT MLG, 188.70; ZELFER,
JESSICA , OCT MLG, 331.52.
FUND TOTAL: 52,453.99
CAPITAL OUTLAY
FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, TEXTBOOK, 11.99; FOSHEIM FLOORING INSTALLATION,
CARPET
INSTALL,
336.00; GOLDEN WEST TECHNOLOGIES, LAPTOP/DVD DRIVE/DOOR
CONTROLLER, 2,357.44; RENAISSANCE LEARNING, INC., SOFTWARE
RENEWAL, 3,998.00; SDN COMMUNICATIONS, SMARTNET RENEWAL,
926.64.
FUND TOTAL: 7,630.07
SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND
CHILDREN'S CARE HOSPITAL, SERVICES, 174.00; FIRST INTERSTATE
BANK, SUPPLIES, 136.42; FUNSHINE
PRESCHOOL,
SERVICES,
80.00;
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY, LAPTOP BATTERIES, 267.00; PHILLIPS66,
CONOCO, 76, GAS, 57.39; TRUST AND
AGENCY, SPEECH LICENSURE, 250.00
FUND TOTAL: 964.81
FOOD SERVICE FUND
ARMSTRONG EXTINGUISHER, INSPECTION, 197.96; DEAN FOODSNORTH CENTRAL, FOOD, 1,654.97;
EARTHGRAINS BAKING COMPANIES,
INC., FOOD, 81.00; EQUIPMENT SERVICE PROFESSIONALS, REPAIRS,
307.20; FIRST INTERSTATE BANK,
SUPPLIES, 15.22; GOLDEN WEST
TELEPHONE COOP., TELEPHONE,
3.46; KEN'S REFRIGERATION, REPAIRS, 274.99; REINHART FOODSERVICE, L.L.C., FOOD, 2,638.31; US
FOODSERVICE, FOOD, 3,575.67; WALL
FOOD CENTER, FOOD, 82.39; WALL
WATER DEPARTMENT, WATER, 14.57;
WEST RIVER ELECTRIC COOP., ELECTRICITY, 169.17, 9,014.91; WALL
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM, CAMPBELL, ELLA, MILEAGE, 99.16; DISCOUNT SCHOOL SUPPLY, SUPPLIES,
113.67; EARLY CHILDHOOD CONNECTIONS, CPR CLASS, 30.00; GOLDEN
WEST TELEPHONE COOP., TELEPHONE, 9.81; HOLIDAY INN, TRAVEL,
91.95; NETWORK SERVICES CO.,
COPY PAPER, 114.84; TRUST AND
AGENCY, REIMBURSE IMPREST,
527.26; WALL WATER DEPARTMENT,
WATER, 41.29; WALMART COMMUNITY BRC, BACKPACK PROGRAM,
270.00; WEST RIVER ELECTRIC
COOP., ELECTRICITY, 479.33.
FUND TOTAL: 1,777.31
CHECKING ACCOUNT TOTAL:
71,841.09
Deidre Budahl from Casey Peterson and
Associates was present to report on the
fiscal year 2013 audit of Wall School District’s financial statements. She also
guided the board through reports showing
financial strengths and weaknesses of
the District.
Mrs. Sundall updated the Board on the
different testing the high school students
have been participating in so far this year.
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development is cutting edge and Member
Williams noted she feels this is a great
idea.

1 of Section 22 of Three Forks Store Addition, T1S, R5E, Pennington County,
South Dakota.

4858.
Trask moved to approve the
FY2013 audit. Seconded by Johnson.
Motion carried.

FIRESIDE, Saint Patrick LLC, 23021
Hisega Road, Rapid City 57702, Lot B
NW ¼, NE ¼, Section 9, T1N, R6E, BHM,
Pennington County, South Dakota.

Business Manager Mohr noted that Mr.
Poste is working with the State on getting
things set up for her to work from home
while she is on leave in the spring.
4859.
Trask moved to approve the
2013-2014 Gymnastics rules. Seconded
by Bielmaier. Motion carried.
4860. Anderson moved to approve the
2013-2014 Girls Basketball rules. Seconded by Cordes. Motion carried.
4861.
Johnson moved to approve the
2013-2014 Boys Basketball rules. Seconded by Cordes. Motion carried.

OGY, SUPPLIES, 20.00; WALKER REFUSE, GARBAGE, 699.20; WALL
BUILDING
CENTER,
SUPPLIES,

AUCTION LOCATION. From Sturgis: Three (3) miles East on Highway
34 to Highway 79, North on Highway 79 nineteen (19) miles. From Newell:
Four (4) miles South on Highway 79. Watch for signs.

Hay is all 2013 crop in round bales.
First cutting alfalfa, 550 bales; Second cutting, 560 bales;
Third cutting, 160 bales; Oats and Wheat combination, 225 bales;
Grass hay, 70 bales; Haybet Barley, 20 bales.
COMMENTS: All 2013 crop year, net wrap round bales, baled with Vermeer
605 M baler. Most bales stacked close to blacktop highway. Loader available
sale day to load hay. All stacks will be marked with number of bales in each
stack. Sellers of hay have been in business for several years and put up quality
hay.

Owners: Lewis & Shaykett, Nisland, South Dakota
and Guest Consignors
NO BUYER’S PREMIUM. Terms: Cash
Not Responsible For Accidents

She also talked about the new Smarter
Balanced Assessments that will be taken
this spring in place of the Dakota Step
Tests. Our school has the opportunity to
allow students to take classes through the
DIAL virtual school that give ACE credits
which are accepted by Board of Regent
colleges in South Dakota. This may be
an option for some of our students who
are wishing to earn college credits while
in high school. The 10th and 11th graders
will have the opportunity to visit Western
Dakota Tech and SDSM&T in the spring.
Mrs. Sundall wants our students to be
able to compare a technical school and
college earlier in their high school career
so they can start thinking about their interests and career choices.
Our District has nine students participating in the Black Hills Online Learning
Community, which is an online based
school program. Mrs. Sundall noted that
many of the students are doing well while
some of the students need to pick up the
pace and spend more time getting
through the material. These students will
need to be half-way through their classes
when the semester ends on January
16th.
Elementary Principal Sykora announced
that report cards went out so parents
should be looking for them. Sykora attended a Common Core forum in Rapid
City along with a teacher, community
member, and board members. Information about the new Common Core standards was presented and questions were
answered.
Sykora noted the Veteran’s Day program
was great and sent praise and appreciation to all local Veterans.
Member Williams asked how professional
development was going this year. Rieckman and Sykora explained that the teachers are working on personal professional
development plans this year. They each
set individual goals of what they want to
accomplish and there will be processes to
document the goals, progress, etc. It was
discussed that this type of professional

HORSE CREEK INN, Castle Creek Enterprises Inc., 23570 Hwy 385, Rapid
City, SD 57702, Lot 17, T1S, R5E, Section 2, Saxon Placer MS 1250, Less Outlot 1 & RTY (Also in Section 3), BHM,
Pennington County, South Dakota.

Next, Rieckman noted that the fall Awards
Night will be on Tuesday, November 26th
at 6 pm. There will be a sloppy joe supper and awards following.

MOONSHINE GULCH SALOON, Betty
Harn, 22635 N Rochford Rd., Rochford,
SD 57778, Lot 1 & 2, Block 2, Section 23
of Rochford Subdivision of Dakota Lode
M.S. 2109, T2N, R3E, BHM, Pennington
County, South Dakota.

The December Board meeting will be
held on Tuesday, December 10th at 6 pm
so it doesn’t conflict with the annual pancake supper held at Wall Drug on December 11th.

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, Xanterra Parks & Resorts Inc.,
1300 Highway 244, Keystone, SD 57751,
2 South, 6 East, Section 18, Pennington
County, South Dakota.

Rieckman reviewed the attendance report with the Board and noted that overall
K-12 we are just below our goal of 97%.

PONDEROSA
RESTAURANT
&
LOUNGE, Jaegyn Enterprises, Inc.,
12620 Highway 244 Palmer Gulch, PO
Box 559, Hill City, SD 57745, Tract 1 of
Tract B, Home Sweet Home Placer, Section 4, T2S, R5E, Pennington County,
South Dakota.

Member Williams is running for a position
on the ASBSD Board of Directors. Rieckman congratulated her and wished her
luck during this election.
Rieckman informed the board that one of
the schools suburban’s recently hit a
deer. We are waiting on the insurance
company to give the okay for repairs.
Other area schools help fund the expenses for their students to attend State
Student Council. Rieckman read some of
the expenses the area schools cover and
asked the Board to think about doing this
since it is a State event and the district
pays for all of the other State events that
students attend. This will be discussed
next month.
Delegate Assembly will be held in Pierre
on November 22nd. Member Williams
will attend on behalf of our school board.
Numerous policy book updates were reviewed with the board and they will approve at the December meeting. Also,
three new policies were discussed and
the first readings were held.
The first reading of the Student Teacher
Policy was held. This will update file LAA
in the policy book.

POWDER HOUSE RESTAURANT, Little
Guys LLC, 24125 Hwy 16A, Keystone,
SD 57751, West State Mining LODMS,
Section 5, Less Lot H1, H2, H3, T2S,
R6E, BHM, Pennington County, South
Dakota.
RIMROCK HAPPY TAVERN, RIMROCK
HOLDINGS LLC, 12300 W Hwy 44,
Rapid City, SD 57702, 2N, 06E, Section
31, Johnson Siding Townsite Lot SR,
Pennington County, South Dakota.
SALLY O’MALLEYS PUB & CASINO,
KJL, Inc., 3064 Covington St., Ste 206,
Rapid City, SD 57703, Lot 2, of Lot B in
Block 16 of Trailwood Village Subdivision,
Pennington County, South Dakota.
SHIPWRECKED LEE’S SALOON &
CASINO, Calvin Lee Havorka and
Sharon Rose, 9356 Neck Yoke Rd.,
Rapid City, SD 57702, 18611-N, 18611-0
Lot A of Weber Division, Penning County,
South Dakota.
RENEWAL OF PACKAGE (OFF-SALE)
LIQUOR LICENSE FOR 2014

The first reading of the Employee Use of
Networking Sites Policy was held. This
will update file GBCBB in the policy book.

JOHNSON SIDING, Patrick Shannon,
12300 W Hwy 44, Rapid City, SD 57701,
Lot RR, Section 31, T2N, R6E, Johnson
Siding Townsite, Pennington County,
South Dakota

The first reading of the Drug & Alcohol
Testing for School Bus Drivers Policy was
held. This will update file EEACA in the
policy book.

RENEWAL OF RETAIL (ON-OFF SALE)
WINE LICENSE FOR 2014

Member Trask informed the Board that
the topic of gender identification is becoming a topic in the State and will be discussed by the SDHSAA.

BLACK
HILLS
RECEPTIONS
&
RENTALS, Black Hills Receptions &
Rentals LLC, 10400 W Hwy 44, Rapid
City, SD 57702, Lot 1 CL Subdivision,
T1N, R6E, Pennington County, South
Dakota.

With no further business brought to the
WASP

TOTAL
FUNDS

BEGINNING BALANCE:
9-30-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$148,102.89 . . . . . .$(108,472.98) . . . . .$31,515.69 . . . . . . . . .$4026170.03 . . . . . . .$1,748.92 . . . . . . . . .$14,385.67 . . . . .$4,113,450.22
Receipts:
Local Sources: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20253.40 . . . . . . .$8455.93 . . . . . . . . .$5959.94 . . . . . . . . . .$491.07 . . . . . . . . . . .$7702.60 . . . . . . . . .$1733.60 . . . . . . . . .$44596.54
County Sources: . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1335.64 . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1335.64
State Sources: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$53914.00 . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$53914.00
Federal Sources: . . . . . . . . . . . .$17205.00 . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . .$15484.00 . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5029.74 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$37718.74
Other Sources: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00
General Journal Revenue: . . . . .$170.00 . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$170.00
Total to be
accounted for: . . . . . . . . . . .$240980.93 . . . . . .($100017.05) . . . . . .$52959.63 . . . . . . . . .$4026661.10 . . . . . . .$14481.26 . . . . . . . .$16119.27 . . . . . .$4251185.14
Disbursements: . . . . . . . . . . . . .$179308.82 . . . . . .$69848.24 . . . . . . . .$17918.75 . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11839.63 . . . . . . . . .$2641.63 . . . . . . . .$245914.00
General Journal
Disbursements: . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0.00
EOM BALANCE:
10-31-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$61672.11 . . . . . . .($108472.98) . . . . . .$35040.88 . . . . . . . . .$4026661.10 . . . . . . .$2641.63 . . . . . . . . .$13477.64 . . . . . .$4005271.14
GENERAL FUND
A & B WELDING CO, ARGON TANK EXCHANGE, 184.56; ANDERSON, DIL-

HOLY SMOKE RESORT, Holy Smoke
Resort, Inc., 24105 Hwy 16A, Keystone,
SD 57751, GL 16, Less ROW; unplatted
balance of GL21 Less ROW; Lot A, T1S,
R6E, Section 31, BHM, Pennington
County, South Dakota.

board, Chairperson Eisenbraun declared
the meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Niki Mohr,
Business Manager
______________
Scot Eisenbraun,
Chairperson
________________
Niki A. Mohr,
Business Manager
Published November 21, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $208.21.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
ON LICENSE
APPLICATIONS FOR
SALE OF LIQUOR
The Board of County Commissioners of
Pennington County, South Dakota on
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at their
meeting that commences at 9:00 A.M., in
the County Commissioners’ Meeting
Room in the Pennington County Courthouse at Rapid City, South Dakota, will
consider the following liquor license applications to operate outside of municipalities:
RENEWAL OF RETAIL (ON-SALE)
LIQUOR LICENSE WITH SUNDAY
OPENING FOR 2014
CENTRAL STATES FAIR INC., Central
States Fair, Inc., 800 San Francisco St.,
Rapid City, SD 57701; N 1080’ of E 30
Acres if SE ¼ of NE 14, 1N-080 Sec 6,
unplatted BHM, Rapid City, Pennington
County, South Dakota, and SW ¼ NE ¼,
IN-08E, Sec 6 Unplatted BHM, Rapid
City, Pennington County, South Dakota.
COUNTRY INN BAR & CASINO, The
Covington Consulting Group, Inc, 23820
Highway 385, Rapid City, SD 57702, Lot

CAPUTA STORE LLC, Caputa Store
LLC, 15350 E Highway 44, Caputa, SD
57725, Lots 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Block 2
and Lots 1, 2 and 3 in Block 6 in the town
of Caputa, Pennington County, South
Dakota.
COUNTRY STORE AT THE FORK, The
Covington Consulting Group, Inc, 23820
Highway 385, Rapid City, SD 57702, Lot
1 of Section 22 of Three Forks Store Addition, T1S, R5E, Pennington County,
South Dakota.
DALCAM EZ MART, Dalcam Oil Company Inc., 3229 Teewinot Dr., Lot A, Block
2, Section 10 of Ridgeview Place Subdivision, T1N, R8E, Pennington County,
South
HART RANCH GOLF COURSE, Hart
Ranch Development Company, 23645
Clubhouse Rd., Rapid City, SD, 1S-07E
Section 11 Hart Ranch Development
Ranch Golf Course, Parcel Village on the
Green Sub, Less Village on the Green #
2 Sub (also in Section 12 & 13), Pennington County, South Dakota.
POWDER HOUSE RESTAURANT, Little
Guys LLC, 24125 Hwy 16A, Keystone,
SD 57751, West State Mining LODMS,
Section 5, Less Lot H1, H2, H3, T2S,
R6E, BHM, Pennington County, South
Dakota.
PRAIRIE BERRY WINERY, Prairie Berry
LLC, 23837 Highway 385, Hill City, SD
57745, Lots 1, 2, & 3 of the Addie Camp
Subdivision, Section 21 Township 1, Pennington County, South Dakota.
WINERY HILL CITY LLC, Winery Hill City
LLC, Lot 1, Candee Springs Creek Subdivision, 15,05E, 21, Pennington County,
South Dakota.
NEW RETAIL (ON-OFF SALE) WINE LICENSE FOR 2014
BLACK FOREST INN BED & BREAKFAST, Black Forest Inn Bed & Breakfast
Lodge, Inc., 23191 Hwy 385, Rapid City,
SD 57702, Lot 2 of Lot D of Lot 1 of the
South Half of the Southeast Quarter
(S1/2SE1/4), as shown on the plat filed in
Plat Book 8, Page 195; AND Lot ER of
Lot 1 of South Half of the Southeast
Quarter (S1/2SE1/4) as shown on the plat
filed in Plat Book 22, Page 135; all located in Section 15, Township 1 North,
Range 5 East of the Black Hills Meridian,
Pennington County, South Dakota.
ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE APPROVAL OR REJECTION OF THE
ABOVE DESCRIBED LICENSES MAY
APPEAR AND BE HEARD.
Julie A. Pearson, Auditor
Pennington County
Published November 21, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $62.59.

WALL CITY
COUNCIL MEETING
COMMUNITY CENTER
MEETING ROOM
NOVEMBER 7, 2013 6:30PM
Members Present: Dave Hahn, Mayor;
Rick Hustead, Councilman; Stan Anderson, Councilman; Jerry Morgan, Councilman; Gale Patterson, Councilman
Carolynn Anderson - Finance Officer;
Garrett Bryan - Public Works Director;
Carol Steffen - Chamber Director/Assistant FO; Sergeant Wardle - Pennington
County Sheriff; Laurie Hindman - Pennington Co. Courant; Andrew Ferris and
Shawn Cutler - Teen 19; Mark Lyons Casey Peterson & Associates; Bernard
Cuny; Melanie Shull; Norm Geigle; Marty
Williams; Dave Custis; Jonny Winn
Holesther; Jeff Roehrich – Director of Finance Regional Health Physicians
(RHP); Vince King – Asst. Director for
Acct. Services for RHP; Jason Green –
Attorney for RHP
Members Absent: Dan Hauk, Councilman; Mike Anderson, Councilman
(All action taken in the following minutes
carried by unanimous vote unless otherwise stated.)
Motion by S Anderson, second by Patterson to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Sgt Wardle gave the police report. The
contractual hours came close to being fulfilled. Sgt. Wardle commented Dpt. Lange
will be retiring November 15th and
backup coverage will be used from Rapid
City until someone else is hired.
Bernard Cuny addressed the council on
waiving rubble site fees for his mobile
home that was damaged beyond repair
during the October blizzard. Cuny was in
contact with Public Works Director (PWD)
Bryan on keeping the different material
separate and has leased a dumpster for
items that cannot be taken at the rubble
site. Motion by Hustead, second by Morgan to approve waiving the rubble site
fees for Cuny. Motion carried.
Jonny Winn-Holsether spoke to the council on Library issues. The salaries that
were approved for Library employees last
month would need to be readdressed. It
is State Statue that Library salaries are
set by the library board; then, approved
by the council. The board would recommend an hourly wage of $12 an hour for
Wendy Brunnemann the head librarian
and $9 an hour for assistant librarian
Dave Jones and for fill-in employees. Motion by Patterson, second by S Anderson
to approve the library boards recommended salaries increases. Motion carried.
Winn-Holsether commented the council liaisons on the library board are not active
or voting members. They are the communicator between the council and the
board. She explained Representative Virichio is working with the SD Library Board
on training requirements that pertain to all
libraries and are cost prohibitive for
smaller libraries.
Mark Lyons with Casey Peterson & Associates presented the 2012 Audit. Lyons
commented the internal control issues
with a one employee office will always be
a finding for smaller municipalities. Lyons
stated the purchase order issue is a finding that can be resolved and needs to be
taken seriously. It is State Statue that purchase orders are required to be completed and approved before the purchase
is made.
Jason Green, attorney for Regional
Health Physicians (RHP) spoke to the
council on the lease agreement for the
operation of the Wall Clinic. Green addressed changes the City proposed to the
original agreement with additional
changes they wanted. The council was in
agreement to the changes. Green stated
a Resolution of Intent is required by state
statue for the lease of Real Property.
Green is willing to draw up the resolution
for the council to approve at the December council meeting. A hearing will need
to be set for the public to have an opportunity to comment. The Committee felt
since the City covers the property insurance on other leased buildings there
should be consistency and would ask the
City to cover the property insurance on
the Clinic property. Motion by Morgan,
second by S Anderson the City will cover
the property insurance on the Clinic property. Motion carried. The cost for the
water and sewer usage on City buildings
is also covered as an In-Kind Contribution
by the City. Motion by S Anderson, second by Hustead to cover the water and
sewer usage on the Clinic property. Motion carried.
Wall Drug submitted a sign permit for the
fence along the alley west of Main Street.
The fence is being repaired and new signage is planned. The signage will stay
within the less than 50% coverage requirement. Motion by Patterson, second
by Morgan to approve the sign permit for
Wall Drug. Motion carried with Hustead
abstaining from the vote.
Motion by Patterson, second by Morgan
to approve renewing the conditional use
permit for the Gingerbread Daycare, a
business to operate in a residential area,
for another 3 years. Motion carried.
The building permit for Gene Johannesen
to replace a portion of the roof material on
his house at 803 Norris Street was reviewed.
PWD Bryan reported Gary Engel with the
State DOT has not called back on the status of funding assistance on the I-90 light
repair; therefore, he will contact Gary to
check the status.
An update on the Sewer Project was reviewed. This portion of the project was to
be completed by October 28th. A penalty
of $750 per day is being assessed until
completion is reached. The work on
Creighton Road has been repaired numerous times because of poor workmanship. The engineer will be requesting a 2
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Public Notices
Wall City Council Minutes
(cont. from previous page)
year warranty instead of the normal 1
year warranty from the contractors. The
asphalt on Second Avenue may not be
replaced if weather remains an issue; the
street will be covered with millings instead
and the asphalt will be done in the spring.
Motion by S Anderson, second by Morgan to approve Policy 13-02, “Meter reconnection policy”. Motion carried.
The Street Committee recommendations
from prior meetings were as follows:
•Approval for Chamber to use police
garage for grilling during the Appreciation
supper.
•Repair Airport Road but wait for
springtime for better results
•Rebid Street Improvement project for
Chip n Seal w/ Alternates using engineers
recommendation after review
•Approve engineer getting a cost estimate for repair of Well #2 w/a new well
house.
•Delay H-C Galloway quotes until cost
estimates are received from the Engineer
on the repair of Well #2 and quotes are
received from the electrician for the work
that H-C Galloway is proposing.
Motion by S Anderson, second by Hustead to approve the Engineer getting a
quote for a pit-less adapter and plumbing,
a new building and camera the casing on
Well #2. Motion carried.
Motion by Patterson, second by Morgan
to approve the RETAIL (ON-SALE)
LIQUOR application for:
Wall Golf Course, P.O. Box 383, Wall,
SD 57790
Badlands Bar, Inc., Badlands Bar, 509
Main Street, Wall, SD 57790
Cactus Café, Inc., P.O. Box 306, Wall,
SD 57790
Wall Drug Store, Inc., 510 Main Street,
Wall, SD 57790.
The PACKAGE (OFF-SALE) LIQUOR application for:
Rosebell Inc., Wall Food Center, P.O.
Box 8, Wall, SD 57790
Jody Gallino, Corner Pantry, 218 South
Boulevard, Wall, SD 57790.
The RETAIL (ON-OFF SALE) WINE application for:
Fat Boy’s BBQ, P.O. Box 306, Wall, SD
57790
D & W Properties, Inc., Red Rock
Restaurant, 506 Glenn St, Wall, SD
57790. Motion carried.
Motion by S Anderson, second by Hustead to approve first reading of Ordinance
13-4; Supplemental Annual Appropriation.
Motion carried.
Motion by Hustead, second by S Anderson to approve Resolution 13-13; Support
of Fund Raisers. Motion carried.
RESOLUTION 13-13
A RESOLUTION IN
SUPPORT OF FUND
RAISERS
WHEREAS, The Wall City
Council is in support and finds
it commendable when extra
revenue is collected with a
Fund Raiser; and
WHEREAS, a specific purchase is usually the intention
for a Fund Raiser; and
WHEREAS, the revenue
raised from the Fund Raiser
should be ear marked for the
special purchase it is intended
for;
BE IT RESOLVED, the City of
Wall encourages Fund Raisers
to collect revenue for special
purchases and approves of ear
marking this revenue for the
purpose it is intended.
Dated this 7th day of November, 2013
____________
David L. Hahn,
Mayor
___________________
Carolynn M. Anderson,
Finance Officer
Motion by S Anderson, second by Patterson to approve City minutes for October
3, 2013. Motion carried.
Motion by Patterson, second by Hustead
to approve Fire Department minutes for
October 8, 2013. Motion carried.
Motion by S Anderson, second by Morgan to approve the Library minutes for
October 9, 2013. Motion carried.
Motion by S Anderson, second by Hustead to approve the November City bills.
Motion carried.
CITY BILLS
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
Gross Salaries – October 31, 2013:
Gross Salaries: Adm. - $5,726.29; PWD $6,206.16
AFLAC, Employee Supplemental Ins.,
$165.62; HEALTH POOL, Health/Life Insurance, $2,200.87; SDRS, Employee
Retirement, $1,377.56; SDRS-SRP, Employee Supp Retirement plan, $150.00;
FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, Employee
payroll tax, $2,707.32
November 7, Bills
AIR HON LTD, diesel nozzle for fuel
tank, $59.95; ANDERSON, CAROLYNN,
mileage for conference in Aberdeen,
$205.72; AWWA, membership dues,
$295.00; APWA, membership dues,
$169.00; BADLANDS AUTOMOTIVE,
battery for bobcat/oil filters for bladeloader-backhoe, $235.31; BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA-ABERDEEN, lodging for
conference in Aberdeen, $305.97;
BLACK HILLS CHEMICAL, garbage bags
for Main St, $399.91; BRYAN, GARRETT,
clothing allowance, $59.99; CASEY PETERSON & ASSOC, LTD, 2012 Audit,
$5,363.50; CETEC, Sewer project/Street

Improvement, $13,404.40; CROWN OIL,
diesel
fuel,
$4,135.50;
DAKOTA
BACKUP, backup service, $206.58;
DAKOTA BUSINESS CENTER, copier
contract, $40.00; DARTT FLOWERS,
Beautification flowers, $763.36; S.D.
DEPT OF HEALTH - TESTING, water
testing, $404.00; DE S OIL & PROPANE,
Bobcat retreads $820.00/oil & tire repair,
$1,156.40; DVL FIRE & SAFETY, fire extinguisher maintenance, $324.50; ENERGY LABORATORIES, water testing,
$25.00; FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, ach
fees, $12.75; FIRST INTERSTATE
BANK, sales tax, $477.49; FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, norton antivirus, $49.99;
FIRST INTERSTATE - LOAN, fire truck
loan, $31,018.21; GOLDEN WEST TELE,
phone service, $556.58; GOLDEN WEST
TECHNOLOGIES, battery for security
monitor at police station, $32.22;
GRIMMS PUMP, pump for street drain at
end of 6th St, $402.21; GUPTILL TATE,
CC deposit refund, $225.00; GUNDERSON, PALMER, GOODSELL, attorney
fees, $1,395.00; HAWKINS WATER
TREATMENT GROUP, water treatment,
$1,827.21; LINDSEY HILDEBRAND, 4
hrs of training, $60.00; HOLSETHER, LUCILLE, CC deposit refund/rent refund,
$60.00; KITTERMAN, JIM, insurance refund, $414.61; ONE CALL SYSTEMS,
INC., locate requests, $12.21; PENNINGTON COUNTY COURANT, publishing,
$404.60; PENN. COUNTY SHERIFF S
OFFICE, 4th Qrt billing, $25,879.75;
RAPID DELIVERY INC, postage for
water test, $10.80; RAY WILLIAMS
PLUMBING, sewer line locate, $102.04;
SANITATION PROD., 12 volt coil,
$102.78; SERVALL UNIFORM, CC rugs,
$122.04; SIMPFENDERFER CATHY, CC
deposit refund, $30.00; SDML WORKERS COMP, work comp, $4,097.00;
SDML, election workshop, $25.00; TLC
ELECTRIC, repair of Well #2, $1,670.15;
WALKER REFUSE, garbage service,
$7,494.22; WALL AUTO LIVERY, fuel
during snow removal, $388.05; WALL
BADLANDS AREA CHAMBER, BBB
funds, $2,677.24; WALL BUILDING CENTER & CONST, supplies, $133.08, WALL
DRUG STORE, pictures-batteries, $8.60;
WEST RIVER ELECTRIC ASSOC, INC,
Main St loan, $7,500.00; WEST RIVER
ELEC, electricity, $6,478.00; WEST
RIVER/LYMAN-JONES RURAL, water
purchase/CC deposit refund, $3,628.86.
TOTAL BILLS: $124,849.78
Approved by the Wall City Council
this 7th day of November 2013.

water loss, which again there were water
leaks from the sewer project that is hard
to calculate. The sales tax and
cash/money market balance report were
reviewed.
A special meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12th to address the end
of Garrett’s probation and employee evaluations when the whole council will be
present.

carried by unanimous vote unless otherwise stated.)

described in more detail in the audit report.

Mayor Hahn called the meeting to order
at 6:30am.

Finding 2012-1

Motion by M Anderson, second by S Anderson to approve the agenda. Motion
carried.

Next regular City Council meeting will be
Thursday, December 5th at 6:30pm

Motion by Patterson, second by Hauk to
move into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel issues according to SDCL 1-25-2. Motion carried.

The year-end City Council meeting will be
planned for December 30th at 12:00noon.

Mayor Hahn declared the meeting out of
executive session at 8:19pm.

With no further business the meeting was
adjourned at 7:55pm.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:19pm.
____________
David L. Hahn,
Mayor

____________
David L. Hahn,
Mayor
________________
Carolynn Anderson,
Finance Officer
Published November 21, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $177.72.

WALL CITY
COUNCIL SPECIAL
MEETING
MINUTES
NOVEMBER 12, 2013
The Wall City Council met for a special
meeting November 12th at 6:30pm in the
Community Center meeting room.
Members present: Dave Hahn, Mayor;
Rick Hustead, Councilman; Jerry Morgan, Councilman; Dan Hauk, Councilman; Gale Patterson, Councilman; Mike
Anderson, Councilman; Stan Anderson,
Councilman
Others present: Carolynn Anderson, Finance Officer
(All action taken in the following minutes

Pennington County Courant • November 21, 2013 • 11

___________________
Carolynn Anderson,
Finance Officer
Published November 21, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $16.57.

NOTICE OF AUDIT
OF THE FISCAL AFFAIRS OF THE
Wall School District No. 51-5
Notice is hereby given that the Wall
School District No. 51-5, Wall, South
Dakota, has been audited by Casey Peterson & Associates, Ltd., Certified Public
Accountants, for the year ended June 30,
2013. A detailed report thereon is available for public inspection, during normal
business hours, at the business office of
the School District, and also available at
the Department of Legislative Audit in
Pierre, South Dakota or on the Department of Legislative Audit website at
http://www.state.sd.us/legislativeaudit/reports_all.htm.
The following findings and recommendations provide a brief description of material weaknesses in internal control, legal
noncompliance and other matters that are

Condition: There is a lack of segregation
of duties and monitoring related to accounting functions including payroll and
journal entries.
Auditors’ Recommendation: The District
should evaluate all accounting cycles and
implement controls accordingly. Key duties and responsibilities should be divided
or segregated among different people to

reduce the risk of error, waste, or fraud.
Access to resources and records should
be limited and accountability for their custody should be assigned. Internal controls
and all transactions and other significant
events should be clearly documented.
/s/Casey Peterson & Associates, Ltd.
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Certified Public Accountants
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Motion by Patterson, second by S Anderson to approve November Fire Department bills. Motion carried.
FIRE DEPT BILLS
November 7, 2013
November 7, Bills 2013:
ALERT ALL CORP, Fire prevention week
supplies, $454.75; CORNER PANTRY,
fuel, $72.16; DE S OIL & PROPANE, Excursion wiper blades, $30.90; DVL FIRE
SAFETY, fire extinguisher maintenance,
$157.50; WALL AMBULANCE, electricity
at shed, $35.98; FIRST WESTERN INSURANCE, liability insurance, $7,023.00;
GOLDEN WEST TELE, phone-internet,
$133.94; RED ROCK RESTAURANT,
meal for meetings, $93.80; VERIZON
WIRELESS, mobile broadband, $52.08;
WALL BUILDING CENTER & CONST,
supplies, $67.96; WEST RIVER ELEC,
electricity, $80.93.
TOTAL BILLS: $8,203.00
Approved by the Wall City Council
this 7th day of November 2013.
Motion by Hustead, second by S Anderson to approve the November Library
bills. Motion carried.
LIBRARY BILLS
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
Gross Salaries – October 31, 2013:
Gross Salaries: $823.76
FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, Employee
payroll tax, $131.36
November 7, Bills 2013:
FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, books from
Amazon $278.86; GOLDEN WEST
TELE, phone, $46.56; WALL FOOD
CENTER, supplies, $13.34; WEST
RIVER ELEC, electricity., $79.73.
TOTAL BILLS: $418.49
Approved by the Wall City Council
this 7th day of November 2013.
At this time the On-call schedule, Compensatory report, Community Center report, Wall Health Service report were reviewed.
Finance Officer (FO) Anderson requested
on behalf of the Ambulance District to
waive the fees for using the Community
Center grand hall on November 23rd. A
Chili Feed/Pie Social/Silent Auction is
planned. The proceeds for the Chili Feed
will benefit the AAU Wresting and the Pie
Social and Silent Auction will benefit the
Ambulance District. Motion by S Anderson, second by Morgan to approve waiving the fees for the use of the community
center. Motion carried.
FO Anderson explained the Post Office
was in contact about a new property
owner wanting to remove the rural route
mailbox that was placed there by the previous owner. Because the mailboxes are
located on the city right of way it would
need the approval from the city to do so.
The mailbox ordinance does not address
removing mailboxes. Anderson wanted
direction whether to amend the ordinance
to allow the removal of the mailboxes. It
was the consensus of the council to
amend the ordinance to address the
issue. The proposed ordinance will be addressed at the December 5th council
meeting.
FO Anderson commented an election
workshop will be held in Rapid City on
December 11th. It has been a couple of
years since she has attended one because of conflicts with the prior dates.
Motion by Patterson, second by Morgan
to approve Anderson attending the election workshop. Motion carried.
Public Works Department did not have
any items to address.
Water usage report showed an 11%

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Pennington County Courant • November 21, 2013 • 12

Obituaries
More obituaries on page 5
Shirley A. Parsons______________________________

The Looking Glass of Time
Continued from page

5

recognition” at a dinner at Wall
Drug, Wednesday, November 9.
The five were honored for their
untold number of volunteer hours
devoted toward getting the Wall
Cemetery incorporated, fenced,
plotted and generally beautified.
Honored were Howard Connolly,
Hazel Pierce, Bertha Jensen,
Crouch
and
Ray
George
Naescher.
Wall closed out their regular
season by winning their final two
games of the season, their first
two-game winning streak this
year. The girls opened the week
with a 42-27 victory over St. Martin’s on Tuesday, November 9,
then closed out the regular with a
61-48 win over Kadoka on Thursday. Both games were played in
Wall and both victories avenged
earlier season losses by the Lady
Eagles, as Wall finished 6-12 on
the season.
Less than five hours after the
cutover of Golden West Telecommunication’s new digital or computerized dial office, telephone
crews were already busy dismantling the old mechanical switchboard that had served the Wall
area for nearly three decades. The
cutover to the most advanced
technology now available in the
switching of telephone calls,
began at 10 p.m. on Monday, November 21, and was completed by
the 10-man Golden West cutover
crew at approximately 3 a.m.
Tuesday morning.
Judith A. Kleinschmit and
David M. Curtis were married October 29 at St. Patrick’s Catholic
Church in Wall by the Revs. John
J. Corry and William Philbin.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and
Mrs. Paul G. Kleinschmit and
Bonnie Curtis, all of Wall, and the
late Marvin G. Curtis. The bride
and groom both graduated from
Wall High School. The bride
works at First Western Bank and
the groom works at Golden West
Telecom. Coop.
The Philip Scotties defeated the
Wall Lady Eagles 61-40 in the
opening round of District 9B action at Philip, Tuesday, November
15. The loss closed out the season
for Wall with a 6-13 record.
20 years ago…
The Wall City Council met
Monday night with Pennington
County Sheriff Don Holloway to
discuss a contract with the city to
provide law enforcement services
for the city. After meeting in executive session, which was called
for “personnel” reasons, the council approved negotiating a contract with Sheriff Holloway.
It was a tough game to lose as
the Wall Eagles had done so well
in regular season, a 3-1 conference record. The Eagles had even
beaten their long-time rivals
twice to get the chance to meet
Harding County in the playoffs.
No matter what they did, it didn’t
work for them that night, November 2. Harding County defeated
Wall 20-0.
The decision by the Wall City
Council to negotiate a contract
with Pennington County Sheriff
Don Holloway for Wall law enforcement service to be provided
by the Sheriff ’s department didn’t
only upset several people in town,
it was the final straw which
caused Police Chief Mike
Williams to resign his post last
Thursday, November 11. On Monday, November 15, the city council
held a special meeting in which
one item on the agenda was the
withdrawal of Williams’ resignation. After spending a few days
unemployed, with time to think
about his decision, Williams approached Mayor Dave Hahn and
asked that his resignation be
withdrawn.
Jim Barber was recently named
Pennington County Firefighter of
the Year and awarded a plaque in
appreciation of his years of service as a volunteer firefighter. Barber became a firefighter in New
Underwood in 1978. He eventually advanced to assistant chief
under Ron Parsons, and later became chief of the New Underwood
Volunteer Fire Department. In
1983, Barber moved to Wall

where he joined the Wall Volunteer Fire Department, as a firefighter. Barber served three years
as chief, and is now training officer for the Wall department. He is
also a certified South Dakota Fire
Service Instructor.
10 years ago…
Pam Griswold, a 15-year veteran of the National Park Service
(NPS) has been named District
Ranger at Minuteman Missile
National Historic Site. Griswold
assumed her new responsibilities
effective October 19, 2003, and as
the first District Ranger at the
Historic Site, will work under the
supervision of Superintendent
Mark Herberger.
The Eagles came home from the
second round play-off game at
Gettysburg with a loss. Coach
Mark Ammann said that the
team came up against a stumbling block and were beaten by a
better football team. Final score
was Gettysburg 61, Wall 14.
The Lady Eagles volleyball
team went to districts and left as
district runner-up, losing the
championship game to Belle
Fourche.
Black Hills Financial Services,
located at Black Hills Federal
Credit Union, is proud to announce that Jake Julson is the recipient of their October 2003 Student of the Month award. Jack is
the son of Gerald and Sharla Julson.
The Western Football Conference has named their All-Conference Team. Zane Hoffman, Dillon

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Mont.; three daughters, Sandra
Janzen and her husband, Kim, of
Helena, Mont., Susan Stapley and
her husband Steve of Columbia
Falls, Montana, and Tammie
Kruger and her husband, Don, of
Bowman, N.D.; 21 grandchildren;
31
great-grandchildren;
one
brother, Donald Eymer and his
wife, Marcia, of Milesville; one sister, Sharon Coyle, of Philip; and a
host of other relatives and friends.
Shirley was preceded in death
by her husband, Howard “Did”
Parsons, on February 19, 2010; a
granddaughter, Leah Stapley; a
sister, Dianne Schurr; six brothers-in-law, Robert “Bob” Coyle,
and Quentin “Dude,” Leland
“Turk,” Glen, Frank and Bill Parsons; two sisters-in-law, Edna
Blake and Mabel Fox; and one
niece, Joan Eymer.
Visitation will be held from 4:00
to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, at the Rush Funeral Home
in Philip, and one hour preceding
the services at the American Legion Hall on Thursday.
Services will be held at 2:00
p.m. Thursday, November 21, at
the American Legion Hall in
Philip, with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.
Private family interment will
be held at the Milesville Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Bad River Senior Citizens Center and the Milesville
Cemetery.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.
com

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starting the 4-H organization in
that area.
In 1980, Shirley and Did moved
back to Philip, which was her desire from the day she left. Shirley
continued to influence many lives,
as the Haakon County clerk of
courts. She had the opportunity to
marry many couples, and served
as judge in small cases, at certain
times. Shirley continued at this
position until her retirement.
Throughout her life, Shirley
was very active in her church,
serving on various boards and positions, most recently at the
United Church in Philip. She was
also a member of the Bad River
Senior Citizens Center, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Order of
Eastern Star, and also was very
active in the Montana Cattlewomen during their ranching
years. Shirley enjoyed bowling,
playing cards, and was an avid
Chicago Cubs fan. Shirley loved
going to new places, but getting
there was a different story.
Shirley thrived on being busy,
whether it was bookkeeping for
different places, or lending a hand
wherever needed. Shirley took a
leadership role in anything she
did in her life.
Shirley’s grandkids and greatgrandkids were the highlight of
her life, and she always looked forward to their visits. The fact that
many of her grandchildren continued their education was a real
sense of pride to Shirley.
Survivors include three sons,
Neil Parsons of Sidney, Mont.,
Don Parsons of Great Falls,
Mont., and Lee Parsons of Eureka,

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Shirley A. Parsons, age 82, of
Philip, S.D.,
died Monday,
November 18,
2013, at the
Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Shirley A.
was
Eymer
born September 10, 1931,
in Midland, the daughter of
Robert Keith and Laura Ellen
(Hand) Eymer. She grew up in the
Milesville area, where she attended rural school. She then attended Philip High School, graduating in 1949.
Shirley was united in marriage
to Howard “Did” Parsons on August 6, 1950, in Philip,. Shirley
continued her college education,
obtaining her teacher’s certificate.
After college, she taught in the
Milesville area, waiting for Did to
return home from Korea. During
that time, Shirley was able to
teach her youngest sister, Diane.
After Did’s return, Shirley and
Did worked on the Robert Eymer
ranch in Milesville, before they
moved to Hermosa, where she
worked with Did ranching and
raising her family. In 1966, the
family moved to Eureka, Mont.,
where Shirley continued her
teaching career in a one-room
rural school house. Shirley made
a special bond with the kids she
taught those years, as they would
make a special point many years
later to keep in contact with
Shirley. Shirley also taught piano
lessons, and was very active in

Kjerstad, Conrad Kjerstad and
Cole Mohnen were named to the
All Conference Team and Ryan
Kjerstad, Andy Guptill and Chad
Shull were named honorable
mention.
On Saturday, November 8, four
members of the Wall High School
Chorus, participated in the AllState Chorus and Orchestra Concert at the Rushmore Plaza Civic
Center in Rapid City. Grant Andrews, Mark Swan, Catherine
Graham and MacKenzie Trask,
along
with
their
director
Bernadette Dangel, spent two
days in intense rehearsal getting
ready to perform for the evening’s
concert.
Presentation of awards sponsored by the East Pennington
Conservation District and several
local businesses was the highlight
of the supper and awards presentation held on November 16.
Those receiving awards were:
Steve and Gayle Eisenbraun, the
Environmental Green Yard, sponsored by the East Pennington
Conservation District; the Shelterbelt Stewardship award went
to Tracy and Marlie Trask, sponsored by Dakota Mill & Grain; the
Natural Resources Management
award went to Marty and
Stephanie Williams, sponsored by
Johnson’s Ranchers Supply; the
Farmstead award was presented
to H & K Ranch, presented by
Brett Blasius of First Western
Bank; and Jeff Clark was presented a plaque of appreciation by
Lynn Denke for 20 years of service to the Conservation District.

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