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No. 19, Vol. 108
Philip, South Dakota 57567
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Donating blood Christmas lighting contest
does save lives
Your gift of blood really does
matter, even though you never
know whose life you have saved.
Newborns to the elderly all
benefit from blood transfusions,
or blood components such as
plasma and platelets.
Marcus Martinez knows that
someone saved his life because
they donated blood.
In 2006, Martinez had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Two
basic procedures that developed
life-threatening issues for him.
Following his surgery he had
bleeding from his throat. The
bleeding grew worse, to the point
that he was losing more blood
than he could afford. Martinez
said he had lost enough blood
that he was turning very white
and his lips were blue.
Martinez was air-lifted from
the Philip hospital to Rapid City
where he underwent cauterization surgery on his adenoids.
He was given two transfusions
of blood during his ordeal, blood
that someone had donated. “The
fact that someone, somewhere
took time out of their busy schedule to be poked and prodded for
little to no personal gain to aid in
the livelihood of another person
astonishes me. Words cannot express how appreciative I am for
those who donate blood. It made
all the difference when I was
sick. That blood brought me back
to life,” said Martinez.
Eisenbraun, has been a blood
donor for about 30 years, donating more than eight gallons during that time. “ I started donating
as a result of a phone call from
one of the groups that sponsor
the blood drive in Philip. I could
not think of any reason not to donate and it seemed very selfish to
say no to something that could
literally save someone’s life.
Being from a small community, I
understand the need to volunteer
whenever possible,” said Eisenbraun. “I’m so thankful I said,
‘yes, sign me up. I’ll give it a try’
so many years ago. It makes you
feel good knowing a simple sacrifice of an hour or so of time,
could mean life to another soul.
Tori Robbins, donor recruitment representative with United
Blood Services in Rapid City said
they break down the blood into
plasma and platelets if needed to
meet “orders” from hospitals.
People can donate each individually, too, she said.
When someone donates blood,
that blood can be used as “whole
blood” or components such as
plasma, red blood cells and
platelets can be removed and
given separately. Each of these
can also be donated individually
through different processes
which take a little longer than
usual blood donations.
Red blood cells are good for 42
days and donors can give them
every eight or 16 weeks.
Platelets are good for only five
days and donors can give them
every two weeks. They are used
to help blood clotting in patients
and in cancer patients.
Plasma can be frozen for up to
one year and donors can give it
every month. It is used for burn
Robbins said that United Blood
Services in Rapid City serves 94
hospitals in their region and they
have to collect 500 units of blood
each day to keep the hospitals at
a safe blood supply level.
“Something that is eye opening
and a little scary is that 80 percent of the population will need
blood in their life time and only
about 5 percent of the population
is eligible to donate. So that 5
percent is keeping everyone else
safe,” said Robbins. “If the 60
percent of the population that is
eligible to donate actually did we
would only need them to donate
twice a year to help curb blood
Giving blood is easy. Basic requirements are that you be 17
years of age, weigh at least 110
pounds and are in good health –
that you feel well and can perform normal activities. Plus
when you are done you get a
cookie and a glass of juice!
The next blood drive in Philip
is Tuesday, January 7, from
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bad
River Senior Citizens Center.
You can contact Jen Shrievier at
859-3312 or 685-8010 or Brittney
Drury at 441-4909.
Eisenbraun said “Because
Marcus’ surgery (tonsillectomy)
was routine and the risk of hemorrhaging was rare, we weren’t
advised to bank any blood beforehand but when the urgent need
arose that he needed blood and
he needed it now, I was so very
thankful someone somewhere
also recognized the importance
of being a hero.”
To learn more you can visit
United Blood Services’ website,
rg or check out their Facebook
page – United Blood Services
Pratt gives tools
and tips for ag
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The South Dakota Grassland
Coalition, along with the Ranching for Profit School, will present
“The Other Side of Disaster” – a
two-day seminar by guest
speaker, Dave Pratt, January 1516, at the Best Western Ramkota
in Rapid City.
Pratt’s presentation will provide
valuable tools and tips, as well as
encouragement, for producers who
have experienced setbacks in production because of uncontrollable
circumstances, such as October’s
winter storm Atlas.
In addition to classroom time,
attendees can meet with Pratt for
evening discussions on Wednesday. A CattleFax webinar is included in Thursday’s agenda, and
will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Pratt is one of the most sought
after speakers and respected authorities on sustainable ranching
in North America. His programs,
which include the Ranching for
Profit School and Executive Link,
have benefited thousands of families and millions of acres. Pratt
shares his knowledge of management intensive grazing and
strategic issues impacting the
profitability of ranches. He is dedicated to helping people transform
their farms and ranches into sustainable businesses.
“We’re honored to have Dave
Pratt share his expertise with our
fellow ranchers – particularly
those who are forced to make
tough business decisions following
the October storm,” said Bill
Slovek, South Dakota Grassland
Coalition board director and
Haakon County rancher. “Pratt is
an expert in many areas of production agriculture when it comes
to sustainability – something
we’re all working towards. We feel
his presentations will benefit anyone who attends.”
The event is free of charge to the
first 200 registrants. After 200
registrations are received, a cost
per person will be applied. Materials and meals are included each
day. To register or to learn more,
contact Judge Jessop at 605-2800127 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations are
accepted until January 6.
Motel rooms are available at a
discounted rate, for a limited time.
Make reservations by calling 605343-8550 and ask for the South
Dakota Grassland Coalition block.
Learn more about Pratt at
Visit the South Dakota Grassland
Coalition’s website at www.SDGrass.org or like them on Facebook.
The 2013 winner of the annual outdoor Christmas lighting contest sponsored by the Community Betterment Committee
was the house of Gary and Gretchen Phillips on Larimer Avenue. All possible entrees in the contest must be nominated by
The 2013 second place winner of the annual outdoor Christmas lighting contest sponsored by the Community Betterment
Committee was the house of Bob and Shandon Fugate on Sunshine Drive.
The 2013 third place winner of the annual outdoor Christmas lighting contest was the house of Andrea Carley on Myrtle
NMB benefit for Reckling
Members of the Philip chapter of National Mutual Benefit held a fundraiser bratwurst feed benefit for Kay Reckling, Monday,
December 23, in the high school commons area during the doubleheader basketball games with Philip hosting Kadoka. Results of the free-will donations went to help with expenses incurred by Recking in her fight against cancer. Shown, back row
from left: Brandon Moos, Mike Koehler, Harlan Moos and Bruce Kroetch. Front: Matt Reedy, Doug Hauk, Maureen Palecek,
Reckling, Becky Brech, Linda Kroetch and Pennie Slovek.
January 2, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Resolution to succeed Shake-It-Up Dancers in performance
‘Tis the season for resolutions!
January 1 is a new beginning,
so it’s no surprise that setting
New Year’s resolutions has become a holiday tradition for many.
While we all know that commitment to upholding many of these
resolutions often fades, Abraham
Lincoln reminds us that “your own
resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”
I join many South Dakotans in
being frustrated with the progress
made in Washington over the last
few years. But it is a new year,
and I am coming to the table with
a renewed resolution to succeed.
Toward the end of 2013, Congress gained significant momentum on a number of issues that
matter to South Dakota. That momentum has not been lost. First
and foremost, Farm Bill negotiations continued through the holidays.
The lead negotiators – Rep.
Frank Lucas (a Republican) and
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (a Democrat) – have come to a consensus on
an outline of the reforms they
agree can be made in the Farm
Bill. Right before Christmas, they
were able to get estimates back to
see how much these reforms
would cost – or in some cases,
Now, it is a matter of tweaking
the bill to make sure all the numbers add up, but we are on track
to finish a comprehensive fiveyear farm bill during the first part
We also began to make progress
on new sex trafficking legislation.
Sadly, this is an issue South
Dakota has seen more of in recent
years. Local law enforcement officers have done a good job of identifying and bringing into custody
those who are selling the victims
of human trafficking. Many of the
convicts are brought to justice
under federal law, as there are
harsher penalties – namely, life in
prison – for sex trafficking at that
To ensure local law enforcement
officers have all the tools they
need and that there are no gaps in
federal law, I’ve been driving the
End Sex Trafficking Act in Washington. This legislation addresses
sex trafficking from the demand
side by strengthening the federal
law when it comes to those who
solicit, patronize or obtain the
services of a trafficked victim. As
President George W. Bush stated
during a Justice Department
training on sex trafficking, “We
cannot put [human traffickers]
out of business until and unless
we deal with the problem of demand.”
Additionally, this year, I’ll be
working to reform the level of influence the government can wield
over our local school lunches.
Under current law, South Dakota
schools face significant limitations
when it comes to what they can
serve our kids. In fact, the law
says that schools can only serve
an average of two ounces of meat
per meal. That’s just three chicken
nuggets for a high school student.
Yes, we all want our kids to be
healthier, but we don’t want them
to go hungry either. In mid-December, I introduced a new bill to
lift the law’s onerous meat and
grain limitations, giving schools
more flexibility to decide what
they will feed our kids at
lunchtime. Simply put – bureaucrats in Washington shouldn’t be
able to dictate what goes on our
kids’ plates here in South Dakota.
This is an issue that is gaining
momentum and will be a focus of
my attention over the next year.
Congress ended 2013 with a refreshing level of cooperation that
I hope will be carried on throughout the next year. And as I prepare to return to Congress, I am
determined to again instill in
Washington something that President Abraham Lincoln spoke
about: a resolution to succeed.
The local young ladies who make up the dance performance group, “Shake-It-Up,” offered a Christmastime routine during halftime of the home high school basketball
game, Monday, December 23. They danced to the song, “All I Want for Christmas.” The group is co-directed by Doreen Vetter, Brittney Drury and Christine Metz
Andrus. Shown, back row from left, are Gypsy Andrus, Reghan Bloomquist, Kendra Schofield and Kiarra Moses. Middle row: Macy Martin, McKenna McIlravy,
Danessa Heltzel, Karlie Coyle, Rehgan Larson, Grace Pekron and Bailey Bierle. Front: Mallory Vetter, Ali Schofield, Hannah Thorson and Romy Andrus.
Merry Christmas from the governor
by Gov. Dennis Daugaard
Coolidge was known as “Silent
Cal,’’ but the quiet statesman
spoke volumes about the meaning
“Christmas,’’ Coolidge said, “is
not a time or a season but a state
of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to
have the real spirit of Christmas.’
Oh, sure, I know, tell that to a
10-year-old girl or boy bursting
with excitement at the thought of
tearing into the brightly wrapped
presents under the tree. For children, yes, Christmas is very much
about the anticipation of gifts, the
giving and receiving of gifts and
the thrill of opening the gifts. It’s
all they can do to contain themselves.
And, let’s be honest, just because
some of us are adults doesn’t mean
Lookin’ Around|Syd Iwan
I love wife Corinne’s new bathroom scale. It weighs me eight to
ten pounds lighter than the old
scale. This means I am only ten to
fifteen pounds overweight instead
of twenty to twenty-five. The scale
was a Christmas gift to Corinne
since she wanted one for our second bathroom, and it seems to
weigh her correctly so maybe it
does me too. It’s probably just as
well, though, that I couldn’t find
the full-length mirror Corinne
also mentioned as a possible gift
for her because that might make
me face reality. Profiles reflected
in a mirror don’t lie. It would probably display the absolute truth
about my weight.
As some of you know, self-control is required for weight loss. I
have decent self-control in a lot of
areas, but not so much with food.
The problem is that there are very
few foods I don’t like. Secondly,
my eyes are often bigger than my
stomach so I prepare too much.
Then, since my mother taught me
it is practically sinful not to clean
my plate at a meal, I do. She
didn’t like things going to waste,
but they do anyway. They go to
my waist. It is probably better if
surplus food goes to waste than to
waist. I am trying to actually talk
myself into only eating until I am
no longer hungry instead of until
I’ve cleaned my plate or am overfull. I’ve made a little progress.
I’m also doing a little better at
preparing less for meals, but I’ve
got a ways to go yet on that.
Self-control, as you know, is a
pain. We want to “grab all the
gusto there is,” as the one beer
commercial used to advise, although beer is not my thing. I
don’t like the stuff so it doesn’t
tempt me in the slightest. Other
areas need work. My goal in this
coming year is to gain more selfcontrol. In other words, I will
strive not to do those things I
shouldn’t and to do the things I
should. For example, exercise is a
good idea and something I should
do more of, but it isn’t one of my
favorite things. I don’t hate it if I
actually do it and might even
enjoy it, but doing it consistently
is somewhat difficult. Maybe I can
turn that around.
There are several areas in life
where we could make improvements. Some people have trouble
with anger and can fly off the handle at the drop of a hat. I’m not
one of them. If someone tells me
I’m overweight and they’re right,
then I should take steps to correct
the situation if it bothers me. If
they’re wrong, they can be safely
ignored. I see no reason to shoot
the messenger. Some have their
feelings hurt very easily. I’m not
one of those either. My ego is
fairly secure, and I don’t expect
everyone to think I’m a prince of a
fellow. It’s better if they do, but it
isn’t necessary for my wellbeing.
I have noticed lately that I
haven’t been practicing the piano
as much as I should. One recent
Sunday at church I hit more clinkers than necessary. They weren’t
all that noticeable if you weren’t
paying attention, but they were
there. If you don’t practice consistently, your fingers lose some mobility and strength. You also need
to keep the pathways operational
between the eyes, ears, brain, and
muscles. Only practice will fill the
bill. I’ll try to be more consistent
in my practice this year instead of
having it a hit and miss situation.
One area where I have been
consistent this past year is in
reading my Bible on a daily basis.
I’ve been doing that for about forty
years now without many lapses,
and I find great value in doing so.
It keeps me in touch with God, reminds me when I’m doing something wrong, and gives great
promises for the future. In other
words, the good I get out of it
prompts me to continue.
Self-deception, however, is a serious deterrent to fixing things in
your life. We have to guard
against that all the time. If we can
just tell ourselves everything is
okay and not in need of change,
then we don’t have to struggle
making adjustments. Like with
the bathroom scale, if I can convince myself it is accurate, then I
don’t need to lose much more
weight. I’d like to believe that, but
I don’t. My eyes tell me differently. I need to continue trying to
lose some poundage.
Anyway, self-control is a worthy
goal, and it’s mine for the coming
year. If you too have some areas
that aren’t exactly under good
management at the moment, I
wish you luck in dealing with
them. God can help, and I have
every intention of asking for his
assistance. Even overcoming addictions is not an impossibility.
With his strength added to ours,
maybe self-control isn’t as hopeless as it might sometimes appear.
Let’s give it a go. It’s probably
worth the struggle.
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we don’t feel that same excitement,
whether we’re watching a child or
grandchild open that “special’’ gift
from us or we’re seeing the anticipation in the eyes of a child as we
open a gift from them. I hope none
of us ever grows too old to get excited about that part of Christmas.
But as we grow older, we come to
understand deep in our hearts that
Christmas is much more than presents. As students home from college or soldiers on leave from
military duty, we appreciate simply being “home for the holidays,’’
sharing the joys of the season with
family and friends, reliving and repeating the traditions that made
our family’s Christmases unique
and memorable. There is a sense of
peace and, yes, goodwill, in those
traditions shared with loved ones.
That, I think, is the state of mind
to which President Coolidge referred when he spoke of the real
spirit of Christmas.
Peace and goodwill are on my
mind this Christmas even more
than most years. In the past few
days, I’ve been honored to participate in two very different but
equally emotional ceremonies with
the South Dakota National Guard.
On December 14, I joined soldiers and family members in Harrisburg, where members of the
Guard’s 1742nd Transportation
Company prepared to deploy for a
year-long tour in Afghanistan. Holiday or not, they answered the call
to duty, leaving homes and families
just days before Christmas.
Last Tuesday, I shared in the joy
of a welcoming home ceremony in
Pierre for the Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battal-
ion, back from a tour in Afghanistan just in time for Christmas
with their loved ones.
One unit deploying, another returning, each demonstrating in the
most basic way the spirit of giving
that, more than anything else, is
Christmas. I pray for the safe return of the 1742nd, and I offer a
prayer of thanks that the 152nd is
home for the holidays.
I wish each of them and all of you
the peace and goodwill of a merry
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Country Praises | by Del Bartels
The small stuff
There is a saying, “Don’t sweat
the small stuff; in the long run it’s
all small stuff.” This is one way to
look at a new year.
My mother would not go to bed
when there were still dirty dishes
to be done. There were rare occasions when she had no choice. We
kids and our own families might
have spent the evening until bedtime visiting around the table
while still eating leftovers. Then,
Mom would wake up before everyone else to do the dishes. That
wasn’t a fixation, that was just
her. It is not me.
I knew a mechanic who would
check the oil level even though he
had carefully measured the new
amount for oil changes. To him,
that habit wasn’t small stuff, it
was his personal guarantee that
he did the chore right. He would
also inspect all of his tools at the
end of the day to make sure they
were spotless. I don’t think that he
lost any sleep over it, but he also
didn’t lose any tools.
My routine before bedtime is
pretty well set. Whether still wide
awake or groggily stumbling
around, I check to make sure the
pets were fed, all electronic gizmos
and the lights are out, and that all
my kids are safe. That “small
stuff” sometimes meant waiting
for a 2:00 a.m. phone call from a
traveling kid saying they got to
their destination safely. To me,
even when they some day are
grandparents themselves, that is
not small stuff.
Another saying is, “To each
their own.” I know some people
who get a new, or nearly new, car
every few years. Some people tinker with one car for decades until
it is simply tinkered out. Some
people have their income taxes
done on the first day possible,
while some people annually get
extensions. Some people – not
me – have their Christmas shopping done on the day after
Thanksgiving. Some people create
the need for stores to be open into
I get some habits from my
mother. I get some from my father. He said, “You are going to
have regrets; they shouldn’t be for
what you didn’t do but for what
you did.” He probably didn’t lose
sleep over not sending a Christ-
mas card early enough. He might
have lost a wink or two over a
grandiose prank he pulled on a
With each new year, I try to balance my attitude of the small
stuff. My kids will hear “I love
you” at the end of each visit and
phone call. Not small stuff when
you see a hearse and wonder what
the last thing was that person
heard from their loved ones.
My dishes are not always timely
done. My work tools are probably
not the cleanest. My life’s bucket
list is growing rather than diminishing. Hopefully, though, the list
of people who admit knowing me
is also growing. Hopefully,
decades from now, I will be able to
regale other senior citizens with
my elaborate pranks – which
hopefully I, nor my friends, will
Each year I re-evaluate all the
small stuff’s importance. In the
grand scheme of things, I believe
things – even the great pyramids
and mighty armies throughout
history – are small stuff. In the
grand scheme of things, I don’t
think any person is small stuff.
Happy New Year to everyone.
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January 2, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Milesville News|Janice Parsons • 544-3315
The weather for Christmas
week turned out pretty nice with
some days in the high 40s. Our
family had fun on the dam –
pulling sleds with four-wheelers
and playing in the snow. It's so
nice to have them home during
this time of year. I hope all of you
got to enjoy time with your family
Christmas Eve guests at Glen
and Jackie Radways' were Darin
and Leah Ries, Deacon and Ainsley, Pierre, Carey and Erin Radway, Sioux Falls, Gloria Jelinek,
Lakewood, Colo., Mildred Radway, Philip, and Arlie, Gretchen
and Jason Radway, Plainview.
Christmas Day the same group
was at Gloria's residence in Philip.
Byron and Peggy Parsons
hosted the following for Christmas
Eve: Robbie and Molly Lytle,
Bodhi, Bailey and Cass, Quinn,
Brennan and Joni Parsons, EmmyLee and Mylee, Piedmont,
Joanne Parsons, Rapid City, and
Boyd and Kara Parsons.
Guests at Boyd and Kara Parsons' Christmas Day were Joanne
Parsons, Jesse and Sheryl
Hansen, Eric, Kayla and Kaidyn
Bastian, Pierre, Wade, Marcy, Autumn, Kamri and Keenan Parsons, Alyssa and Conner DeYoung
and Micah Hansen and Jonathan
Cain, all of Sioux Falls.
Wade and Marcy Parsons and
family joined Marcy's family for
Christmas Eve at Jim and Betty
Smith's in Philip.
The Trevor Fitch family hosted
some of both Trevor and Christa's
families for Christmas Eve.
Trevor, Christa and boys spent
Christmas at Marvin and Vicki
Eide's, along with Christa's sister,
Carla, and her family of Gillette,
and Mary Eide.
The following were at Earl and
Jodi Parsons' for Christmas Eve:
Victor and Joy Limacher, Donnie
and Marcia Eymer, Bryan and
Sharon Olivier, Shea Olivier,
Rapid City, George and Nancy Hohwieler, Bradley and Jordan, Aurora, Neb., Andy Hohwieler, Twin
Falls, Idaho, Mike and Melody
Parsons, Bailey, Carter and Landon, Rapid City, and Bart and me.
Bryan and Sharon Olivier were
supper guests on Christmas at
Kieth and Deb Smith's, along with
many of Bryan's family members.
Jodi Parsons, Rachel and Sarah,
drove to Highmore Saturday to
spend until Monday with her family at Mike and Betty McDonnell's. Earl joined them Sunday.
Donnie and Marcia Eymer and
their family celebrated their
Christmas at Jim Bob and Kayla's
Friday and Saturday. Guests were
Jill Eymer and her grandchildren,
Jill's friend, Bryan, Melanie
Williams and friend, Kody, and
Tim and Kim Eymer, Brendon
Jim Bob and Kayla Eymer enjoyed Christmas Eve with Kayla's
parents, Glendon and Pam
December 21 and 22, William
and Makaley Parsons, Rapid City,
were at the home of Grant and
Sandra Parsons. Grant and Sandra's daughter, Amber, and her
husband spent a few days with
them. The grandsons, Kadin and
Joseph, spent their Christmas vacation from school with grandma
Bill and Connie Parsons went to
Glenn and Dianne Parsons' for
Christmas Day. Other guests
were Morgan and Maddy Parsons,
Slayden and Shyanne, Sioux
Falls, Jeremy and Shayla Delaney, Taiven and Nolan, Rapid
City, and A.J. and Chelsea Taylor
and Eliza, Grand Island, Neb.
Guests at Peggy Staben's home
in Philip for Christmas Eve were
Paul, Donna and Tina Staben, Jeff
and Terri Staben, Leah and Zoe,
Charles Staben, and Robert and
Sandra Harrowa. For Christmas
Day, Peggy entertained Paul and
Tina Staben (Donna was working)
Charles Staben and Robert and
The Dave Berrys joined family
for Christmas Day at Robert and
Betty Berry's. They included Kenneth and Doris Berry, Ray and
Carla Berry and family and
Carla's mother of Arcadia, Neb.,
Keith and Carol Berry and family,
Rapid City, and Ryon Berry.
Monday, December 23, Ray,
Carla and kids came to the Dave
Berry home to butcher a cow.
Matt Arthur has been celebrating nearly all week long! Christmas Eve he was at Zane and Beth
Jeffries’ in Philip, Christmas Day
at Greg and Kathy Arthur's in
Philip and Saturday near New
Underwood to the home of Brad
and Amber Beer.
Jim and Lana Elshere were also
guests at Greg and Kathy's on
Mike and Linda Gebes hosted
the following for Christmas Eve:
Justin and Lacy Gebes, Brad
Gebes and friend, Kathy, Courtney Gebes, Roy Warner and
Henry Hanson. Guests Christmas
Day were Roy, Courtney, Justin,
Brad and Kathy.
At the Donnie and Bobette
Schofield home for Christmas Eve
were Tyra Austin, Zach and Zane,
Dawn and Russell Simons, Alicia
and Amanda, Sammi Sauer and
friend, Travis, Jeff and Crystal
Schofield, Chase and Tre, and
Steve and Lisa Jonas. Guests
Christmas Day were Vicki Daly,
Tyra and boys and the Jonas.
Guests at Jeff and Chrystal
Schofield’s for Christmas were
their son, Connor, and Chrystal's
mother, Marilyn Hoyt, and her
nephew, Keegan, Ft. Pierre.
Phil and Karen Carley have had
a busy week. Monday, Karen,
Abby and Wace brought Christmas to Dave and Angelia Shields
and family in Pierre. Christmas
Eve guests at Phil and Karen's
were Joe and LaRae Carley and
family, Andrea Carley and daughter, Millie, and Abby Carley. Jon
and Ruth Carley, Abby Carley and
Wace, and Emmett and Wyatt
Shields had Christmas Day at
Phil and Karen's. Friday, Phil and
Karen drove to Mitchell to bring
home a flatbed.
Christmas Eve guests at Mark
and Judith Radway's were Steve
and Theresa McDaniel and
Tucker, and Bill McDaniel (Diane
was sick). Christmas Day, Mark,
Judith and family joined Radway
relatives at the home of William
and Marcy Morrison, Rapid City.
Rylee Rich, Nebraska, Tanner's
friend, spent from Thursday until
Sunday at Mark and Judith's.
Mark and Pat Hanrahan were
in Gregory Tuesday for the fu-
neral of Pat's aunt, Ellen Greer.
Mark, Pat, Kalie and Tracie, and
Chad, Kathy and Preston Hanrahan all celebrated their Christmas
on Saturday and Sunday in Burke
with Pat's family.
Monday, Joan Patton brought
Irene Patton over to Pirouteks to
visit with Faye. While leaving
Joan got stuck and it took five
Pirouteks to get her out of the
snow. She is thankful to them for
their help. Leo and Joan Patton
and their crew which consisted of
Bob and April Knight and her
friend, Brent, Rapid City, and the
Jim Stangle family butchered two
beefs Tuesday. Guests at Leo and
Joan's Christmas Day were Ralph
and Carol Kroetch, Karla Ainslie,
Marlene Scheessle and daughters,
Brooke and Ashley, and Daniel,
Domonic and Corbin, Mike Gebes
(from Philip), Gary Stephenson,
George and Kay Ainslie, Irene
Patton and Brad Walker. Thursday, Leo, Joan, Irene and Linda
went to Gary's in Philip to visit
Angela and friend, Steve from
Australia. Angela is Sue (Stephenson) and Darwin Koepp's daughter. Darwin and Sue now live in
Dan and Gayla Piroutek celebrated their 36th anniversary December 23 by heading to
Brookings, where they had first
met. Early in the morning, they
toured a dairy in Morris, Minn.
There were over 3,000 cows being
milked twice a day in a revolving
carousel type of dairy that operates 24 hours a day. About a dozen
new calves are born each day. The
manure is recycled after a 21-day
process in a huge cement pit to remove the methane gas and convert it into electricity, with huge
generator/motors. Next was a
South Dakota State University
campus drive-through to see all
the new buildings, followed by a
movie. The day ended with front
row seats at the Mannheim
Steamroller Christmas concert in
Brookings. Unknown to the
Pirouteks, Gayla's sister and her
husband were in the audience at
the concert. They did see John and
Arnis Knutson who were sitting a
few rows behind the Pirouteks.
Ed and Marcia Morrison had a
houseful Saturday when they celebrated their Christmas. All their
kids (except Lacey) and all 12
grandchildren gathered for the
day. With the strong wind and
cold temperatures it wasn't a good
day to be outside.
Christmas Eve, Clark Morrison
entertained several members of
his family, including Ed and Marcia Morrison, Dale and Tami Morrison, Joan Kirchhevel, Mike and
Char Moses, Amy and Kiarra, and
Heath and Amy Morrison and
Lana Elshere enjoyed lunch in
Pierre Thursday with her cousin,
Debbie Millard, her grandson,
Jake Millard, and aunt, Hazel
Guests at Jim and Lana
Elshere's Sunday afternoon for
their Christmas were Cory, Ryan
and J.J. and their families and
Tim and Judy Elshere.
Allen Hovland hosted Christmas dinner with his guests, Joe
and Debbie Prouty and Miles,
Erin, Connor and Mackenzie Hovland.
Tim and Judy's company
Christmas Eve day were Casey
and family, Shawn and family and
Thamy's mother, Denise, Brazil.
They all went to Jim and Lana's
for dinner. Ryan and family and
Cory and family were also there.
Christmas Day, Tim and Judy
were in Philip visiting Paul and
Joy Elshere at the hospital where
Paul was a patient. We hope
you're feeling better now, Paul!
Our family was all home for
Christmas and a few days following. They included Bryan and
Sharon Olivier, Tyler Olivier and
friend, Stacy, and Shea Olivier,
George and Nancy Hohwieler,
Andy, Bradley and Jordan, Earl
and Jodi Parsons, Rachel and
Sarah, and Mike and Melody Parsons, Bailey, Carter and Landon.
The Milesville Rangers 4-H
Club met at the Milesville Hall
Friday night. After a short meeting, the club watched a movie and
had a gift exchange.
Submitted by assistant reporter,
Bob Fanning. Field Specialist
Winner Regional Extension Center
What’s Behind Your Crop
As a member of the search committee for a new Winter Wheat
Breeder and a new Oat Breeder at
SDSU, I have been reading
through the backgrounds, education and credentials of numerous
candidates for these two positions.
There is a talented group of individuals from which we hope to hire
two people who will focus on the
applied breeding and cultivar development for these two important
crops in South Dakota for many
years to come.
Having recently researched and
written an article briefly highlighting the contributions of Norman
Borlaug and Edgar McFadden, two
early pioneers of rust resistant
wheat, the potential importance of
these positions comes to light. Developing new varieties of wheat,
oats and other crops that combine
disease and insect resistance along
with yield potential and various
other positive characteristics is tedious, but important work.
Although high performing crop
varieties are one of the foundations
of crop production, many other innovations and the people behind
them contribute to farmer’s success and their ability to feed the
world. Sometimes disease and insect resistance becomes overwhelmed, and the chemicals that
have been developed to protect
and/or rescue the crop become crucial. Innovations in farming practices, fertilizer products and
application methods, weed control,
and equipment developments for
tillage (if done), planting, fertilizing, spraying and harvesting all
contribute to successful crop production.
One of the keys to long-term sustainability of farming is to produce
high yields of quality crops and not
negatively affect the environment.
This will require a holistic approach as the American farmer
and farmers across the world look
ahead to feeding nine billion people
in the not too distant future.
Private Applicator Certification
Meetings across South Dakota will
begin next week and continue
through much of March. A complete listing of the meetings in
South Dakota can be found at:
Private applicators can also become certified or re-certified by
completing a take home or online
test. Take home tests are available
at your closest Regional Extension
Center, and in several County Extension offices. The online test is
available at the South Dakota Department of Ag website: https://
Jan. 6: PAT, 1:00 pm, MST, Sr.
Citizen’s Center, Philip
Jan. 13: PAT, 1:30 pm, CST/
12:30 MST, SDSU Extension Centers in Winner, Pierre and Lemmon, and the West River Ag
Center in Rapid City
Jan. 17: PAT, 1:00 pm, MST, Library Community Room, Martin
Jan. 28: PAT, 1:00 pm, CST, Fire
Feb. 5: PAT, 1:00 pm, CST, Civic
Feb. 10: PAT, 1:00 pm, CST,
SDSU Extension Center, Winner
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Hit & Miss
by Vivian Hansen
Wednesday, Jan. 1: Happy
New Year, 2014: Fried Chicken,
Macaroni and Cheese, Green
Thursday, Jan. 2: Pizza Day –
Assorted Pizzas, Tossed Salad,
Fruit, German Chocolate Cake.
Friday, Jan. 3: BBQ Pork
Sandwich, Sweet Potato Fries,
Cucumber, Cranberry Orange Delight.
Monday, Jan. 6: Turkey Burgers, Baked Beans, Cantaloupe,
Tuesday, Jan. 7: Cocunut
Chicken, Fried Rice, Broccoli,
Wednesday, Jan. 8: Spaghetti
and Meatballs, Edward Veggies,
Garlic Toast, Spiced Pineapple.
M.R., Barbara and Clay Hansen
stopped by Somerset Court for
scrabble and lunch Saturday.
They were going to Philip and
bring back Barbara’s car which is
A Christmas card arrived from
Barbara (Raverty) Upton, Columbia, Mo. Thank you, Barbara. Barbara was an old Philip neighbor.
The Ravertys lived on the hill
west of Philip beside Highway 14.
My younger kids were acquainted
with their kids. It is hard for me
to read Barbara’s writing, but she
asks about David and Frank. And
she asks who has Box 7 now. The
Virgil Hansen family had Box 7 in
Philip for many years. She said,
“No snow in Missouri. I am not
homesick. It is 22˚ outside now.”
She said that she lost 30 pounds
in two years.
Another card came from an old
Philip friend, Hazel Thompson
(now of Spearfish). Thank you,
Hazel. She said, “Merry Christmas, God Bless you.” and “Will try
to see you next summer.” How
sweet to receive cards from old
The new January 2014 “Smithsonian” magazine arrived. (Thank
you to Carol and Al Vogan.) This
issue has an article, “Secrets of
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The area sits atop a volcanic area,
and it is very close to the surface.
The article calls Yellowstone “a
living laboratory for evolution.”
The new West Central Electric
Cooperative Connections magazine is loaded with information
about the work going on, about
people you know, workers who
keep the electricity flowing. West
Central Electric offers scholarships and information about how
to apply for one. It mentions that
it is important for individual cooperative members to write their
Congress persons with their views
and needs. There is a column of
thank you letters from members
who commented on their appreciation of the hard work done, especially in replacing poles downed
by the October blizzard. Many are
thanking the cooperative for gifts
and gift certificates received at the
annual meeting. The newest
member of West Central’s board of
directors is Kevin Neuhauser.
Sunday, December 22, M.R.
Hansen and Holly (Hansen)
Maudsley came to have lunch
with me. They had a fast game of
Sunday afternoon, we had
church with Rev. Richardson.
Mrs. Richardson sang “O Holy
Night” in her rich contralto.
Eileen Tenold was at the piano to
play for hymn singing. Thank you
all. We sang several Christmas
hymns. Rev. Richardson mentioned that Christmas is not only
in pretty packages. Nor hard,
fruitless store-bought fruitcakes.
Christmas is in day to day kindnesses we can do for others. He reviewed how Mary must have felt
about this time of year, and we
considered Joseph’s feelings, and
Mary’s family’s feelings, and villagers’ feelings, and Herod’s feelings.
something was going on, because
of a star being very bright. There
were a lot of feelings. They knew
better than to report back to
Herod after they had seen the
Baby Jesus, and went back to
their country by a different route.
Marge and Helen Larson and I
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played a round of bananagrams.
Thank you, ladies. Then we tried
a little slap jack and found it too
elementary, so we disbanded.
Happy birthday, Warren Astleford. He had his 65th wedding anniversary, so go figure.
We have a new resident, Betty
Sanders, and we hope you like it
Monday’s child is fair of face.
Tuesday’s child is full of grace.
Wednesday’s child if full of woe.
Thursday’s child has far to go. Friday’s child is loving and giving.
Saturday’s child must work for a
living. (I am a Saturday child.)
Tuesday, December 24, at Somerset Court, we had ring the reindeer as an activity. Susan picked
up rings and kept score. Dennis
Eliason was also helping. Thank
you, Susan and Dennis. We received generous Somerset bucks
M.R. Hansen came to set up a
humidifier that he bought for me.
It is small and sits on the bedside
table. It makes a cool mist. It
promises to be very helpful to relieve the dryness in the air. Thank
We met Phyllis Capeheart’s son,
Bill, as he was leaving Phyllis’
apartment. Phyllis has been in the
hospital and rehab for weeks. It
seems like it was for an aching
shoulder. We hope that she will
soon be feeling well enough to
come back to Somerset Court. She
is my neighbor, across the hall
and up one. Her grandson, T.J. is
about six years old and redheaded
and he has an Ipod, which keeps
M.R. Hansen stayed for lunch
and Holly and Fuddy came too.
There was oyster stew. Such great
big oysters, and plentiful and flavorful milk-base soup. Quite the
treat of the year. Thanks, Somerset cooks. Then we parted to take
naps and Fuddy went to see Sheridan and grandkids.
The donut shop treated Somerset Court to a huge box of assorted
baked treats. Thank you. Elaine
Backes daughter and son-in-law
run the donut shop.
In the late afternoon, quite a
bunch of Vivian’s relatives met for
Fri: 8:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:30 p.m.
Mon: 7:00 p.m.
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music and scrabble. There were
Mig and Barb, Holly, Asher,
Blaise and Willow, Clay and
Tiffany and Josh and Adam,
Fuddy, Sheridan, Tiger, CeCe and
Vivian. They performed in the activity garden, playing many favorite Christmas carols. Asher
plays beginner guitar, Blaise
plays the mandolin and guitar,
Holly plays the flute, Josh and
Adam play piano. The rest of us
sang along. Clay, Adam, Willow
and Vivian played scrabble. Mig
had engaged the Somerset Court
dining room and the Hansen tribe
had a festive Christmas Eve supper there. There were 15 of us.
Thanks to Mig and Fuddy for providing this for us.
Irene Arbach was the winner of
the Christmas doorway contest.
Her whole alcove was decorated in
a Christmas theme. I felt the winning part was a big manger scene
with lots of snowbanks. The
prized looked like a ceramic cookie
jar shaped like a teddy bear.
Melissa Snively, Gillette, Wyo.,
phoned to say that she and her
mom, Gwen Morgan, Woodbridge,
Va., and little Teagan Snively
would be over to see me in Rapid
City Saturday, December 28.
Wednesday, December 25,
Christmas Day, many residents
had visitors. Zona Hairgrove had
a visit from her daughter, Mary
Beth, son-in-law and granddaughter, Maggie, all of Rapid City.
Mary Beth is acquainted with
M.R. and Barbara Hansen, as
they spent time in Mongolia together. A little anecdote occurs to
me. – While Mary Beth, M.R. and
Barbara were out in the open
country in Mongolia, visiting a nomadic family, at their ger, they
were enjoying some music, because a girl there sang beautifully.
Mary Beth brought out her mandolin and played it. The girl was
entranced by the mandolin and
wanted to play it and was at once
able to play pleasant sounding
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music. A wonderful thing happended, Mary Beth gave the mandolin to the nomad girl!
At the noon-day dinner at Somerset Court Christmas Day, M.R.
Hansen had spoken for the Somerset Court guest dining room and
we had a big dinner. M.R. and
Barbara Hansen, Blaise and Willow Hansen, Clay Hansen, Tiffany
Hansen Englebrecht and sons,
Adam and Josh, David Hansen
and his grandson, Tiger, and Vivian were there. Tiffany, Josh,
Adam, Blaise and Willow were to
be leaving for their homes on the
Be sure to go up on the third
floor at Somerset Court. When you
are walking laps stop by Mildred
and Ray Kraemer’s apartment.
Every day, Mildred puts out on
her door a short sermonette regarding Bible happenings for that
day. Thank you, Mildred.
Thank you to Bernice Christensen for the beautiful Christmas
card and photo of Bernice with her
Somerset Court second floor display of some of Bernice’s crocheted
items. They are lovely. They were
arranged by Shawn Hofstutler our
My daughter, Carol, emailed
about her Christmas gift of bells
that she received from her daughter, Casey. Carol has a bell collection, so she was especially pleased
to receive the unusual bells. (See
the following item.)
Dear Nudz, it is great to hear
about your bells. Such a thoughtful and unique gift. Nice of you to
describe them in detail. I will try
to print off your email. I forgot to
do Boxing Days. And I meant to.
But tomorrow will do. There is
this red hat that Wanda left here.
It is sort of cowboy in style, but
looks like a kid’s hat. No kid that
came to my place wanted it. Again
they truncated your email. The fat
nerve. I usually get it later if I fool
around long enough. I got a card
from Casey and Brad today and
one from Emily. Mig came for
scrabble. He go my cool mister set
up so nice. It is strange to realize
that I don’t have my old house any
(You probably know that on
Boxer Day you should give some
sweet treat or money to your servants or maybe the local butcher.
I must tell you about the bells that
Casey gave me for Christmas. She
got them all from the Internet.
Three of them are bells of Sama
made in India. They do not appear
to be the same vintage. The elephant bell is about two and one
half inches tall and have inward
curved tines at the bottom. It
makes the most beautiful tinkle. I
gather that when worn by elephants, they have a large number
of them on a rope or string. This
one is old with a good layer of
patina. The camel bell is still
vividly painted up, but the attached brochure was printed in
1952. It it about three and onethird inches high and carved in
exquisite detail, leaves and flowers, and then painted in what they
call baked enamel. After the
enamel is baked then they rub it
with sand until all excess color is
removed. Then the brass is polished to a gleaming jewel. The
other Indian bell is called a
Christmas bell. It is tiny, two
inches, and has leaves, stars and
the most beautiful sound. They
are all perfect. I did not know
camels and elephants wore bells.
Casey also found on an Internet
auction site a medium sized animal bell with leather straps attached and a larger cow bell with
bailing wire used for the clapper.
It has an unique sound too. How
fun it was to get this collection of
bells. Love, Nudz)
Thank you to my granddaughter, Emily Hansen, Lincoln, Neb.,
and my granddaughter, Casey
and Brad Riggins, Fountain,
Colo., for your beautiful Christmas cards.
Blast from the Past
From the archives of the Pioneer Review
84 Years Ago
Harold Radway of Philip and
Miss Goldie Hawkey of Cottonwood were united in marriage at
Rapid City on Saturday, November 30. Their attendants were
Miss Pansie Hawkey of Cottonwood and Mr. D.J. Evans of Lake
Mrs. Earl Teeters was painfully
burned Saturday by hot lard. She
had been rendering lard, and
when she moved a gallon pail of
the hot liquid the bottom had
melted out of it, letting the lard
escape over her arms, hands and
legs. She was rushed to Philip,
where Dr. Ramsey dressed her
Lovers of homemade candies
may have their sweet tooth gratified in a most pleasing manner
now as a candy factory is in operation in our growing little city.
Henry Ford says that wages
should be higher and goods
Grindstone News … Martin, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Farrel,
was taken seriously ill Saturday
night and it was neccessary to call
the doctor. He is now improving.
A Christmas program will be
given at the Alfalfa Valley school
Fundraiser … Every Sunday
in January & February!!
Gravy will be
7:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Bad River Senior Citizen’s Center, Downtown Philip
Hosted by Philip Masonic Lodge #153
Friday evening, December 20.
75 Years Ago
Fire of unknown origin destroyed a large barn on the J.J.
Berry place near Philip at about 7
o’clock Sunday morning, December 4. Members of the family noticed the fire in time to get
livestock out of the burning structure.
Two or three loads of oats bundles and a ton of corn, along with
a few chickens, tools and other
items went up in smoke. The loss,
estimated at $2,000, was partly
covered by insurance.
Another step which is believed
will lead to the final culmination
of the proposed construction of a
large government financed dam
on the West Fork of the Bad River
at a location on the Slocum ranch
just northwest of Philip was taken
It has been several weeks since
we have heard a good rattlesnake
story, but one came to our desk
this week that is too good to pass.
It seems that Pete Jacobson and
Bud Hanson, who live near Ottumwa, were out hunting and had
a badger on the run. Seeking
refuge, the badger sneaked into
the nearest hiding place he could
find and ran right into a den of
This created more sport for the
hunters than they had anticipated
and before the hunt was over the
sportsmen had 25 rattlers to
show, besides Mr. Badger, as their
Betwixt Places … One of our
neighbors took his daughter magpie hunting the other day. Much
to the daughter’s enjoyment her
daddy, while magpie gazing, drove
into a well. No one or the car was
Congratulations to Mr. and
Mrs. Gordon Stephenson on the
arrival of a big baby girl born Sunday at the Applehof home in
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We Are Here
Emily Wickstrom, Rural Advocate
for Missouri Shores Domestic
Violence Center, will be at the
Haakon Co. Courthouse on
~ TUESDAY ~
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
For more information, call
Domestic Violence, Sexual
Assault, Dating Violence
Emily is also available for
presentations to any group
Church & Community
a.m., Friday, January 3, at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home,
2700 Jackson Boulevard with the
Funeral Service held at 10:00 a.m.
with Rev. Randy Ellendorf officiating.
Burial will follow at the Highland Park Cemetery at Hermosa.
An online guestbook for Myron
may be signed at www.osheimschmidt.com
Lois McFall, age 71, of Lehigh
Acres, Fla., died December 17,
2013, at her home.
Survivors include four sons,
Clint Jensen and his wife, Brenda,
of Midland, Rick Jensen and his
wife, Ana, of Pierre, Daniel Flom
and his wife, Haeyoung, of Belle
Fourche, and Derek Flom and his
wife, Aleesha, of Oklahoma City,
Okla.; four daughters, Anita Larson and her husband, Jim, of Hot
Springs, Janet Gourneau and her
husband, Calvin, of Pierre,
Rochelle Schuler and her husband, Norman, of Eagle Butte,
and Carmen Jensen of Spokane,
Wash.; 18 grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; her special
friend, Dennis Boland, of Lehigh
Acres; two brothers, Roy Stotts
and his wife, Joyce, of Sioux Falls,
and Carl Stotts of Missoula,
Mont.; two sisters, Helen Root of
Casper, Wyo., and Pat Jensen of
Kadoka; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Lois was preceded in death by
her husband, Jimmy McFall; her
parents, Roy and Mary (Marshall)
Stotts; a grandson, Jared Jensen;
four sisters, Grace Hagan, Ada
Fedderson, Alice Mae Fosheim
and Mary Jones; and a brother,
A memorial service was held at
the Lehigh Acres American Legion Post on December 21.
A second memorial service will
be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday,
January 11, at the American Legion in Midland with Pastor
Kathy Chesney officiating.
Arrangements are with the
Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.
Greetings from overcast, blustery, northeast Haakon County.
We received a light covering of
new snow during the night, and
now the wind is turning that snow
into a mini-ground blizzard. This
is one of the many days during our
South Dakota winter that I am
glad I don't have a job that requires me to be out in the elements!
I hope all of you had a Merry
Christmas! It's hard to believe,
but it is now time to get ready to
welcome 2014! The years are flying by faster all the time.
Duane and Lola Roseth had
their son, Rhett, home for Christmas Eve. Christmas Day, all of
their children were home for
Christmas dinner. Son Rhett and
daughter Kayce and her husband,
John Gerlach, stayed at the ranch
until Friday morning. Lola said
there was no church at Deep
Creek Sunday, because the pastor
was not feeling well. Hope she is
better by now – she has a busy
schedule, so she needs her
Frank and Shirley Halligan
went to town Christmas Eve and
had Frank's father, Ken Halligan,
over for supper. After taking Ken
back to his apartment at Parkwood, Frank and Shirley attended
Christmas Eve services. Christmas Day, many of Frank's family
joined Frank and Shirley for
Christmas dinner. Those attending were Ken Halligan, Frank's
Aunt Doris, Huron, his Aunt
Charmaine, Rapid City, Frank's
sister, Linda, and family, Buffalo,
and his brother, Jim, and family,
Pierre. Everyone had a great time
visiting as they hadn't been together in a long time. Jessi Halligan is a professor in LaCrosse,
Wis., and Ryan Halligan is in the
Air Force and stationed in
Charleston, S.C. Linda's daughter,
Andrea, is from Buffalo, Wyo.
After Christmas, Frank and
Shirley came back to the ranch to
enjoy the nice weather before the
next cold spell hit. Shirley said
they are hoping to exchange gifts
with Murdock and family sometime this week, as Murdock's family was in Texas for Christmas and
have been "under the weather"
since getting home.
Kevin and Mary Neuhauser and
some of their family, along with
Kevin's sister, Nina, and her husband, Lynn Nachtigall, spent
Christmas Eve together at their
house in Pierre. Christmas Day,
the group traveled to Highmore to
spend the day with Kevin's
mother, Ruth Neuhauser. Later on
Christmas Day, Kevin returned to
the ranch, Mary returned to Pierre
to be on hand for work, and Lynn
and Nina went to Belle Fourche.
The Nachtigalls flew to New York
to visit their daughter, Tara, for a
few days following Christmas.
Kevin and Mary's daughter,
Sarah, had to work and wasn't
able to be home for Christmas, so
she spent the holiday with her
friend, Eric, and his family in
Sturgis. She was able to join her
family over the weekend. Saturday, Kevin, Mary and family gathered in Chamberlain to celebrate
Christmas with Mary's side of the
family. They returned to Pierre
Sunday morning in time to watch
a Capitals hockey game in which
their nephew, Conner Gerber, was
a participant. On the way home
from Pierre Sunday, Kevin received a phone call from his
brother, Myron. Myron lives in
Virginia, but he was calling from
Highmore, where he was visiting
his mother, Ruth Neuhauser.
Myron is now at the ranch for a
few days, visiting with friends and
relatives and taking care of some
Lee and Mary Briggs' daughter,
Keva, and her sons, Seth and Zane
Joens, came to the ranch Christmas Eve. The boys went to their
Grandpa Fred Joens' in Eagle
Butter for Christmas dinner. Lee
and Mary's daughter, Rea Riggle,
and family came to the Briggs'
ranch Christmas Day. A good time
was had by all! Keva went to Fischer's late afternoon Christmas
Nels and Dorothy Paulson spent
Christmas Eve at home. Christmas Day, they traveled to the
Murdo area to spend the day with
Kenny and Robin Stoner. Stoner's
daughter, Heather, who lives in
Wall, was also there. Friday, Nels
and Dorothy were in Pierre.
Dorothy said she got a haircut, so
"Now she doesn't have to wear dog
Dick and Gene Hudson spent
Christmas Eve with their sisterin-law, Pat Snook, and family
near Midland. Christmas Day was
spent at the home of Gary and
Deb Snook. Saturday, Gene and
grandson Wyatt butchered some
chickens, so Gene treated Connie
and Jon Johnson and family to a
chicken supper. Dick and Gene's
daughter, Deb Burma, and family
will be arriving on New Year's Eve
to spend several days.
Jon and Connie Johnson and
boys traveled to Minnesota to
spend Christmas with Jon's family. They did some ice fishing
while they were there, and they
returned home later Christmas
Billy and Arlyne Markwed have
had a busy week. Last Monday,
their grandson Trent, arrived
from his home in Aberdeen, and
grandson Clint Bresee and his
wife, Jenna, arrived from Sioux
Falls. Christmas Eve guests also
included Bruce and Cindy Bresee,
Tate Gabriel, and T.J. Gabriel and
family. Christmas Day, Billy went
to Pierre and brought his aunt,
Alice Jeitz, out to join the family
for Christmas dinner. Eric,
DeeDee and Damion Bresee, Wall,
and T.J. Gabriel also joined the
festivities. All the guests left later
Christmas Day. Thursday, Billy
and Arlyne went to Rapid City to
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Daughter of Emilie (Baxter) & Tyler Hesby
Born: November 9, 2013 at 1:05 p.m.
7 lbs., 15 oz. • 20-1/4” long
Daughter of Douglas & Jennifer Kroetch
Born: October 11, 2013 • 12:30 a.m.
6 lbs., 15 oz. • 19” long
Son of David & Jackie (Nemec) Good Shield
Born: October 8, 2013 • 7 lbs., 7 oz. • 20” long
Siblings: Tristan & Tyrell
Maternal Grandparents: Mark & Glenda Nemec
Paternal Grandmother: Bernadette Good Shield
Ivan & Carolyn Morehouse
The late Edward & Elizabeth Nemec
FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
859-2336 • Philip
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8:30 a.m.
1st Sunday: Coffee & Rolls after worship
First Lutheran Ladies Bible study.
There are two Bible study groups: each meeting monthly. One meets on the second Tuesday at
12:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church and the
other meets on the second Wednesday at
1:00 p.m. at the Senechal Apts. lobby.
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Pastor Frezil Westerlund
Midland – 843-2538
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30 a.m.
Ruth Circle: 3rd Tues. at 2 p.m.
Nowlin Circle: Last Wed. at 9 a.m.
Rebecca Circle: Last Wed. at 7 p.m. (Nov. thru
Feb.); 6:30 p.m. (Mar. - Oct.)
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DEEP CREEK LUTHERAN
Moenville – 843-2538
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 1:30 p.m. (CT)
ALCW: 3rd Thursday, 1:30 p.m.
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OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 5:00 p.m.
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Every Sunday in July
Services at 10:00 a.m.
followed by potluck dinner
Pastor Art Weitschat
Kadoka – 837-2390
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:00 a.m.
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LUTHERAN CHURCH, Philip
(605) 669-2406 • Murdo
Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship Services:
Moenville News|Leanne Neuhauser • 567-3325
Myron Olson, 100, of Hermosa,
S.D., died Thursday, December
26, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson
Memorial Hospital, Philip.
Survivors include his daughter,
Robin Rae [Kory] Bierle of Midland and three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are
under the direction of Osheim &
Schmidt Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 9:00 to 10:00
January 2, 2014 • Pioneer Review
OPEN BIBLE CHURCH
Pastor Andy Blye
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.
Bible Study: Wed. at 7:30 p.m.
Women’s Ministries: 2nd Thurs., 1:30
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ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH
10 miles SE of Midland
Pastor Glenn Denke • 462-6169
Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Sunday School: 11:00 a.m. CT
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EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH
Pastor Gary Wahl – Philip – 859-2841
Sunday School – 9:15 a.m.
Sunday Services – 10:30 a.m.
Last Sunday of the month –
potluck dinner following church services
Last Monday of the month –
Evang. Ladies Service/Bible Study - 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Prayer & Bible Study: 7 p.m.
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EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH
Pastor Gary Wahl – Philip
859-2841 • email@example.com
Worship Service: 9:00 a.m.
Children's Church: 8:30 a.m.
Ladies’ Aid - 2nd Thurs. at 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study & Prayer, Mondays at 7 p.m.
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CHURCH OF INTERIOR
Pastor Kathy Chesney • 859-2310
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
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Ronald G. Mann, DDS
UNITED CHURCH OF PHILIP
Pastor Kathy Chesney • 859-2310
Sunday Worship: 9:00 a.m.
1st Wednesday of the Month:
Contemporary Worship, 6:00 p.m.
UCW meets 2nd Friday at 9:30 a.m.
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SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH
Philip – 859-2664 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Kevin Achbach
Saturdays: Confession from 3 to 4 p.m.
Saturday Mass: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. (August)
Tues-Wed-Fri. Mass: 8:30 a.m.
Thurs. Mass: 10:30 a.m. at Philip Nursing
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ST. WILLIAM CATHOLIC CHURCH
Midland – 859-2664 or 843-2544
Fr. Kevin Achbach
Saturday Mass: 7:00 p.m.
(Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec.)
Sunday Mass: 11:00 a.m.
(Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., Nov.)
Confession: Before Mass
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ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH
Milesville – 859-2664
Fr. Kevin Achbach
Sunday Mass: 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Mass: 7:30 a.m. (August)
Saturday Mass: 7:30 p.m.
Confession: Before Mass
Monday Release Time: 2:15 p.m.
Rush Funeral Home
Chapels in Philip, Wall & Kadoka
Jack, Gayle & D.J. Rush
859-2542 • Philip, SD
Sonia Nemec • 843-2564
With Christmas coming in the
middle of the week, some folks got
together at Christmas and for others it was the weekend following
Christmas. With New Year 2014
nipping at our heels, it is a known
fact – time moves much too
quickly. It seems school just
started and now is half over, with
spring fast approaching and those
warm days of summer, not that
far off. Okay, I may be getting
ahead of myself, after all we just
finished with Christmas, but with
how quickly time flies we’ll soon
find ourselves getting out those
lawn mowers and mowing that
grass. Personally, I have some
projects I want to get done before
that yard work begins, so better
get at it. A tradition that goes
with the new year is making those
New Year’s resolutions. I don’t
tend to be one to make them, but
I’m thinking, doing some journaling each day, would be a good way
of keeping track of those happenings in 2014. I’m hoping to keep
that New Year’s resolution!
Winners of the lighting contest
sponsored by Second Century are
1st place – Suzy and Scott Martin;
2nd place – Jan and Jim Tolton
and 3rd place – Sophie and Pat
Foley. Our congratulations to
those winners, as one drove
around town seeing their display
Second Century will be having
their annual meeting with a soup
and sandwich meal January 9, at
6:00 p.m. at the senior center.
Anyone is welcome to come!
Those at the home of Wilma
Saucerman for Christmas Eve
were Tel and Ellie Saucerman and
family and Noel and Devlon
Vohlken and girls, all of Rapid
City, Talon Saucerman, Aurora,
Colo., Sheri Wiechmann and Cori
and Sheri’s friend, Bill, Pierre,
Roy and Carol Hunt and Clint and
Christmas Eve day for lunch
with Clint and Prerry Saucerman
were Wilma Saucerman, Marlin
Evans, Philip, Mariah Heaton,
Oak Creek, Wis., Talon Saucerman and Tel and Ellie Saucerman
and family. They opened gifts
Christmas morning before Talon
headed for home and Tel, Ellie,
and family headed for home that
afternoon, stopping in the see
Gaylord Saucerman at the Philip
Nursing Home. Talon also visited
his Grandpa Gaylord, while home
for Christmas. Also visiting Gaylord on Christmas Day were
Wilma, Clint and Prerry.
Sunday, December 29, Tel and
Ellie Saucerman and family came
from Rapid City to the Ed and
Elizabeth Nemec family gathering
at St.William Church in Midland.
Then it was off to Tel’s parents,
Clint and Prerry, where family
celebrated Tel’s birthday. Wilma
Saucerman was also there. Happy
Maxine Jones had back surgery December 23 in Rapid City,
getting out on Christmas Day.
They had Christmas with their
son, Ross and Melanie (Evans)
Jones and family before heading
home. Many were there on
Melanie’s side of the family, but
will be getting more on this at a
later date. We wish you God’s
speed in healing, Maxine.
Talked with my brother, Phil
Meyers, Pierre, this Sunday afternoon to see how they were doing.
Their son, Damon and wife,
Sarah, and family had just arrived, they will soon be moving
from Colorado to Sioux Falls. Phil
and Bernie’s daughter, Dana and
John Malferno and family, live at
Pierre. All were having Christmas
at Phil and Bernie’s this Sunday,
December 29. Their son, Darron,
Peg and family, live in Colorado
and weren’t able to be there.
The home of Jerry and Joy
Jones was a busy place this
Christmas as all six of their kids,
spouses and the grandkids were
home. Scott and Lani Nelson and
Molly, North Dakota, Mike and
Deb Trapp, Midland, and their
daughter, Cassidy Trapp, who attends the School of Mines in Rapid
City, Jodie Schrempp and Baxter,
Dupree, Cindy Sinkey and Zak,
Neil Jones and Cody and Audrey
Jones, all of Midland, and Audrey’s mother, Sylvia Nelson,
Valentine, Neb. All of the above
attended Christmas Eve services
at Trinity Lutheran and then it
was back to Jerry and Joy’s for the
traditional oyster stew, with potato soup and chili for those who
don’t care for oyster stew. Scott,
Lani, and Molly spent the night,
so early Christmas morning,
Molly, Grandpa Jerry and
Grandma Joy checked to see if
Santa made his stop during the
night. They were happy to report
that jolly old fellow had made that
all important stop. Grandpa and
Grandma and Molly and her family did gifts, later. Mike, Debbie
and family came with more gifts,
with Christmas dinner being at
2:00 and Jodie, Bob, and Baxter
coming from Dupree at 3:00 with
more gifts. They had spent time
with Bob’s family before coming to
the Joneses for Christmas. Friday,
Scott, Lani and Molly headed for
Watford City, N.D., to spend time
with Scott’s side of the family. The
busy household of Joy and Jerry is
quiet for a time after a most enjoyable time with family.
Gavin Snook, South Dakota
State University, is a member of
their choir, "The Statesmen,” and
was in the winter concert recently.
His parents, Gary and Deb, attended. Gavin is enjoying the
Christmas break at home.
Pat Snook hosted her family for
Christmas Eve dinner and gifting.
Dick and Gene Hudson were
Gary and Deb Snook invited
her family and his to their home
for Christmas Day. Ed Eldridge,
Clara Eldridge, Matt and Amy Eldridge and boys, all from Pierre,
attended and also Ted and Ginger
Fenwick, Ft. Pierre, Dick and
Gene Hudson, Dianna Dinsmore,
and Pat Snook.
Enjoying Christmas Eve at
Ernie and Laurel Nemec's home
were Rob and Rebecca Thompson
and son, Josiah, Todd and Barbara Larson, Kendall and Logan,
all of Sioux Falls, Brian and Katey
Ortlieb, Morgan, Tanner, and
Taiton, Sturgis, Tyler and Chelsee
Second Century Dev., Inc.
6 PM – January 9, 2014
Midland Senior Citizen’s Center
Soup & Sandwich Supper provided by SCDI.
Rankin, Addison and Joey,
Murdo. Those attending from the
Midland area were Tyler, Angel
and Emry Nemec and Tukker
Boe, Randy and Holly Nemec,
Theron Koehler, Mike and Cindy
Koehler and Kathy Tolton.
Christmas Day guests of Ernie
and Laurel Nemec were Randy
and Holly Nemec, Katey and
Brian Ortlieb and family, Rob and
Becky Thompson and Josiah,
Tyler and Angel Nemec and
Emry. Todd and Barbara Larson
and boys came in the afternoon.
Christmas Eve guests of Gene
and Audrey Jones were daughters, Paula Jones, Rapid City, and
Edna and Roger Dale, Brandon,
Destiny, Miranda and Mariah.
Christmas Day, Paula and Edna
and family were joined by Lisa
and Matt Foley, Wagner, and
Dack Geiman, Rapid City, and
Julie and Jer Whitcher and Walt,
The annual Ed and Elizabeth
Nemec family reunion was held
with 44 in attendance. Many
stayed home due to the early
morning sub zero wind chill temperatures. Present were Suzanne,
Elizabeth and Rosemary Hoon,
Frances Terkildsen and Joe Handrahan, all of Kadoka, Vern and
Jen Ryan, Beth, Colt, Emily, Cody
and Simon of Minot N.D., Gene
and Audrey Jones, Edna Dale,
Destiny, Miranda, and Mariah,
Midland, Julie and Walt Whitcher
and Paula Jones, Rapid City,
Mike and Sue Nemec, Tim and
Lori Nemec and Rachel, Emily,
James and Lizzie, Midland, Mark
and Glenda Nemec, Hill City,
Stacy Nemec and Brad and Beth
Hand and Isiah, Samuel, Elijah,
and Adrian, Pierre, and Tel and
Ellie Saucerman, Emma, Sawyer,
Malaya and Raygan, Rapid City.
All enjoyed a bountiful potluck
dinner with lots of games, visiting
and laughter afterwards. Three
second cousins, Lizzie, Simon and
Walt, all under a year old, were a
big hit with all. Many will get together next June for the annual
summer reunion over Father's
As one year closes and a new
year begins, I will often find myself taking a walk down memorylane. Some of you may remember
me writing about a nostalgic
music machine known as the jukebox in my column a while back.
Mary Lou (Foster) Walner and her
husband, Jerry, Ramsey, Minn.,
having read the article in the Pioneer Review, Mary Lou sent me
an email of her memories of the
jukebox. Seeing those jukeboxes in
those restaurants she worked at
in Midland during her high school
years and during the summer,
Mary Lou wrote, “The jukebox
was special for everyone. You
could always feel everybody’s
mood by the kind of music they
would play from that jukebox, not
like today with the restaurants
having the same music playing
over and over. I remember going
home after work and visiting with
my mom, and she would say, ‘Be
happy when you work in the public it can rub off on others.’ She
had great insights on everyone
and everything.” Mary Lou goes
on to write, “I also remember the
Saturday night dances and the
fun time people had. The band
made up of friends from Midland
– Tom Lammon, Ole Nelson and
Pee Wee Dennis. My sister, Jessie
Mae, and I taking our mom out on
the floor in her wheelchair to
dance, she loved music. And the
time your brother, Phil Meyers,
and my sister, Jessie Mae, did the
twist for a talent show at the
school pageant. I remember how
excited they were when they won
the competition.” Thanks for sharing, Mary Lou. My brother, Phil,
shares a love for dancing with our
dad, Walt Meyers, as mom and
many others shared with us Dad’s
love for dancing. I’m thinking our
dad probably didn’t do the twist,
what do you think, Phil? Each
year at Christmastime, Mary Lou
and four of her gal friend’s get together making cookies and this
year it was candies. They take
turns going to each others homes.
This year was at Mary Lou’s. She
told there is a specialty store in
the area where they live that has
all the ingredients and molds you
need to make those candies. “And
do we have candies,” laughed
Mary Lou. They share some,
freeze some, and eat some. What
a wonderful tradition, a time of
fun, sharing the day with friends.
Christmas Eve morning we
woke up to not so good weather
conditions. Spent much time on
the phone checking out road conditions! Charlene called from Bismarck, N.D., to see how road
conditions were. April Meeker and
husband, Steve, Spearfish, were
hosting our family Christmas Eve
gathering this year. April reported
they had freezing rain during the
night. As the day progressed temperatures warmed a bit, road conditions starting to improve, so the
decision was made to give it a try.
Charlene headed out, Christopher, Stephanie and Laura came
from Mitchell, stopping at our
place and riding with us to
Spearfish. Jim and Carmen and
their family live at Belle Fourche,
so had only 10 miles of travel.
Their daughter, Beth, and friend,
Joey, came from Denver, Colo., reporting roads were very icy in the
Newcastle, Wyo., area. All arrived
safe and sound! We missed having
our son, Les, and his wife, Jolene,
with us as they live in Vicksburg,
Miss. Plans are being made to
have a family gathering later on,
getting some family pictures and
just having a time of being together. Hope it all works out! Do
you remember those songs you
learned in Sunday school, “This
Little Light of Mine” and the “B-IB-L-E?” Well, it’s nice to know
those songs are alive and well
today, as 20-month-old, Laura,
having been a part of the youngest
group singing those songs at
church, sang parts of them on the
way to Spearfish, waving her
hand, singing, ‘Light Shine.’ Good
memories! Over the span of 22
years of Christmas, Charlene gave
her younger brother, Christopher,
a Hallmark ornament keepsake.
She is carrying on the tradition,
having given his daughter, Laura,
her first Hallmark ornament. The
saying, “There are some gifts
money can’t buy,” is a fact, our
kids and their families gave Jerry
and me just such a gift this
Christmas. Long story short,
Jerry and I had pictures of an old
threshing machine with a row of
men standing in front, with horses
and hay wagons off to the side and
a second picture of those hay
rakes filled with hay and some of
those men on the stacks of hay.
They were from the DeYoung side
of the family. It has been quite a
journey learning a bit of the story
of those pictures. In short, that
threshing machine was from 1918,
taken on the farm of where
Grandma DeYoung grew up. The
pictures weren’t in the best of
shape, showed them to our daughter, April, who showed them to a
professor of photography at Black
Hills State University where she
and Steve work, a student of his
class doing an awesome job on
those pictures making them sharp
and clear and in the size of 18”x8”.
Those pictures were put in a twopicture frame and given to Jerry
for Christmas. Jerry was deeply
moved by that framed gift that
had connections to the DeYoungs.
I had bought some of Arline
Petoske’s pictures at her sale. One
I particularly liked, I had given to
April to see if she could find a
frame for it – well, she found a
frame and with that picture put in
that frame, it was a memorable
gift this Christmas. Arline, I think
you would be more then pleased
with that frame around your awesome painting. I hope to take it for
you to see in the near future.
As I close my column for an-
January 2, 2014 • Pioneer Review
other week, needing to get it in
early this Monday morning, some
folks I couldn’t get hold of, so will
catch up with your Christmas
news next week. The year 2014
will soon be here, and with the
closing of 2013, with all of its
memories and its challenges,
those good times and some tough
times, I leave you with the following: “Challenges don’t make us
who we are – they reveal who we
May God bless you with an
awesome journey in the New Year
Blast from the Past
From the archives of the Pioneer Review
Local Briefs … Homer Hoag,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hoag,
is apparently recovering from a
serious illness in Pierre hospital.
His mother said Wednesday
morning that he was feeling better
and appeared to be stronger.
The parsonage of the Philip
Lutheran parish was moved from
its location on the hill north of
town to lots adjoining the church
in east Philip. The work was done
by Joe Knapp and crew of Wall
Homer Hoag underwent a third
operation for infection in one of his
legs at a Pierre hospital Monday.
It became necessary for surgeons
to operate again on the place first
opened as part of the bone had
started to decay. In spite of this
third operation Homer seems to be
feeling some stronger. December
22, the fifth blood transfusion was
administered to Homer Hoag and
the lad seems to feel good inspite
of the ordeal he is going through.
He feels quite cheerful and likes to
have company. He doesn’t suffer
Several citizens who have gone
skating on the lake east of Philip
have reported that the ice during
the past week has not been of sufficient thickness for absolute
Grindstone News … Mr. and
Mrs. Emil Baye have a little son
born December 1. The little one
has been named Kenneth Joseph.
Richard Palmer, Martin Eggen
and Frank Hauk rebuilt the top of
the hall chimney Wednesday.
Raymond and Fay Dean were at
the hall the same day and did several repair jobs.
Grindstone News|Mary Eide • 859-2188
Christmas has come and gone
for another year, and we soon will
be writing 2014. How time
marches on even though it seems
that we have had a long winter already and seems like time goes
slower as we wait for some
warmer weather. The last forecast
said a cold spell was coming again
for a few days.
Congratulations to our newlyweds in this community, Bob and
Jodi Thorson, who were married
at their home Saturday, December
14, with just family present. Pastor Kathy Chesney came out to
their ranch to perform this happy
For Christmas company at Bob
and Jodi’s were their kids, Scott
and Abbie Jones, Jessica and
friend, Curt Flesner, and of course
Jodi’s parents, Ed and Cleo, who
live at the ranch with them at this
time. After Christmas, Jessica
moved out and she and Curt now
live in the Milesville area. So, Bob
and Jodi no longer have any kids
at home. Phillis Thorson spent
Christmas with Bob and Jodi and
also Bob’s sister, Coral Sand and
family of Spearfish. Jodi reminded
me that they are having the New
Year’s Eve dance at the nursing
home in Philip in the afternoon instead of the evening.
Bill and Jayne Gottsleben
hosted a Christmas Day gathering. Guests included Jim and Caroline Brooks and family, Dupree,
Carl and Barb Larson and family,
Rapid City, Jayne’s sister, Amy
Gaikowski, and mother, Jenny
Gaikowski, and all of Bill and
Jayne’s girls, Chany, Tarria and
Tyanna, and neighbors, Herb and
Kieth and Deb Smith had all
five of their kids home Saturday,
December 21, for their Christmas
gathering. They enjoyed supper
and opened gifts and they had fun
playing spoons. Deb said that it
was a very old game from years
Christmas Eve, the Smiths
went to church services and then
after church they went home and
hosted a supper and party for 34
family members and friends.
Christmas Day they hosted supper for Deb’s family, the Oliviers,
with 23 attending. The day after
Christmas, they had a trap shoot
at their place, so it was a busy
week for them.
Marvin and Phyllis Coleman
went to Quinn to their son, Mark
and Patty Coleman’s for the day.
Kevin was unable to be home for
Christmas this year.
Mike and Gretchen Rausch
went to their daughter, Annie Jo’s
and family, Wasta, for Christmas.
They reported they enjoyed their
grandchildren. Gretchen’s sister,
Lorie, was here over Christmas
and was also a guest at Annie Jo’s.
Lorie teaches in Lennox.
Carla and her fiancé, Mike
Hudleston, and Kiley and Taegan,
Gillette, Wyo., came on Tuesday,
December 23, to spend Christmas
with family. They left after dinner
the 26th. Carla, Mike, Kiley and
Taegan, Marvin, Vicki and Mary
Eide enjoyed Christmas Eve with
Trevor and Christa Eide and family. Many of Trevor’s family were
also there. We all enjoyed a great
meal and visiting. Then on Christmas Day, Carla, Mike, Kiley and
Taegan, the Trevor Fitch family
and Mary Eide all enjoyed brunch
and opening gifts at Marvin and
Vicki Eide’s. It took a long time to
open the gifts with so many! They
all took turns opening one gift and
showing it and thanking those
who it was from! They decided to
start with the youngest, working
up to the oldest. Well, you know
where that left Marvin and me!
We were last, but it was fun and
we enjoyed all of it, especially the
expressions on the little one’s
Marvin and Vicki went to Bart
and Marcy Ramsey’s to join
Vicki’s family for their Christmas
gathering. The rest of us stayed at
Marvin’s and played some games.
Our sympathy to the family of
Berdyne Parsons whose services
were December 28 at the United
Church. I wanted to attend her funeral, but the weather was too bad
so I stayed home.
Kenneth and I used to enjoy visiting with Frank and Berdyne
during the grandchildren’s sporting events through the years. I
have known Berdyne since I was
a teenager and I would often visit
her sister, Dorcas, who was my
friend way back when the Petersons lived in the big white house
I will be busy for awhile as my
Christmas gifts are still sitting
around in their boxes and some
have to be washed before use.
Some neat pictures of grandchildren and family members need to
be hung up or replace the old pictures with the new.
I received a nice picture and letter from my godchild, Connie Oldenberg Byers, Colorado. She is
doing well and she is so good at
writing and keeping in touch with
me, as is her sister, Grace Hunt,
Wahpeton, N.D. Both of the girls
spent a lot of time with me
through the years, as they were
Lloyd and Marianne Frein had
family for Christmas. Their
grandchildren were present and
about 60 others. Vance and his
family and Ian were unable to be
here. Laura and Bruce Potter and
two kids, Jake and Melissa and
two boys, from Rapid City, Tadd,
Mikal and Rian and son, Iowa,
Patrick and Amanda, Rapid City.
The day was enjoyed by all remembering all the good times they
have had growing up and many
other good memories and lots of
Donna Newman went home
with her granddaughter to the
home of her daughter, Janelle,
and family at Aberdeen to spend
Mike and Debbie Clements
went to Aberdeen December 21 to
bring Donna Newman home.
Christmas Day, Mike, Debbie,
Luke and Caleb were at Donna’s.
Luke stayed a few days longer.
Donna caught the 24-hour flu bug
and did not feel so good for a couple days.
A week ago Saturday, Julie
Nixon went to watch her granddaughter, Tessa, Dupree, play ball
at New Underwood. Gary’s sister,
Jeannie Gossard and family came
to the game, as Jeannie had
grandchildren playing also. Julie’s
brothers, Zane and Beth Jefferies
and Keven and Julie Jefferies, attended as did C.J.’s mother, Dondra. Several of them went to
supper after the game, having sort
of a family reunion! Daughter
Kelly and girls came and spent
Christmas night with her parents,
Gary and Julie, and Mandi and
C.J. came Christmas morning and
all had a fun day sledding.
No time left to call people and
some were not home. So will close,
hoping everyone had a great
Christmas and will have a good
New Year to come.
January 2, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Betwixt Places| Marsha Sumpter • 837-2048
Greetings from a frigid RV
parked in a campground in Sioux
Falls. The good news is we will be
in a warm house with family for a
belated Christmas celebration.
Boy, did we ever enjoy a couple of
warm days that really melted the
snow around the place. We wish
you all a blessed New Year, 2014.
Monday found me on the road to
Pierre with the Haakon County
Prairie Transportation van. While
in Pierre, I met Lee Vaughan and
got his Christmas card that he always does a wonderful job with.
He just happened to have it along,
trying to hand-deliver as many as
possible. Talk about dumb luck to
catch up with him there. It was a
cold day and was supposed to be a
trip with folks from the care center to see the trees, but because of
the weather, the big trip was canceled. It did warm up to one above
in Pierre. Bill was in Philip for
cards in the afternoon. I caught a
ride to bowling with Carl Brown to
bowl on Shad’s Towing’s team.
Monday found Tony Harty on
the road to Martin to enjoy some
activities going on there.
George, Roxie and Kinsey Gittings were in Rapid City Monday
to keep some appointments for
George. Kohen spent the day with
Beth Stewart and kids
Hummm, does housework count
as news? Well, maybe it should
since I actually weeded off the
kitchen table and it was free of
clutter, almost took a picture of
that to post on Facebook, but it did
take most of Tuesday to do that
monumental task! Shelley Seager
stopped by on her way from Sutton, Neb., to Rapid to spend time
with Zack Seager and family. I attended the Christmas Eve services at the Lutheran church, so
just missed her as she stopped. In
Rapid she joined Zack and Cori
and boys for Christmas Eve at
Joann Barbers, then they all attended services at the St.
Matthews Episcopalian church in
Rapid and was an overnight guest
at Zack’s, sharing the couch with
Tuesday, Tony visited at the
Hairs and did the usual of getting
mail. That evening he attended
the Christmas Eve service at the
Christmas Eve, Ralph and
Cathy Fiedler went to Spearfish in
the afternoon to go to church with
the Eric Hanson family and
Lynette Klumb and girls. Don
Klumb didn't make it because he
didn't get off work early. After
church, all went to the Hanson
family home for Christmas Eve
supper. Lorene Klumb joined
them. A good supper of soup and
snacks was enjoyed by all. They
exchanged gifts and had dessert
before heading home.
Don and Vi Moody spent the
Christmas Holiday on a three-day
vacation in the Black Hills in
Deadwood. It was a really enjoyable experience for them with lots
of Christmas lights and decorations and many folks around and
about with skiing and snowmobiling. Vi and Don enjoyed exchanging gifts with neighbors, both at
the ranch and Rapid Valley, and
they had lots of emails, phone
calls, and pictures coming in
throughout the week on their computer, as they had their laptop
with them the whole time. Vi
wanted to share a tidbit of fun
that a local former Philip classmate has forthcoming. Marylou
Michael Schimke and husband
Chuck are going to be spectators
in the Rose Parade at Pasadena,
Calif., New Year's Day. They are
taking a bus from their winter
home at Albuquerque, N.M., for
the trip to Pasadena. Don and Vi
returned to the ranch Sunday to
check things out.
Jessica Gittings and Daniel and
Wade McGruder visited at the
George Gittings’ home almost
every day during the week.
Christmas Day, Tony Harty
made telephone calls to family
and friends wishing them Merry
Christmas, then went to Blake
and Janelle Hicks’ for dinner and
visited there quite awhile, then relaxed with TV.
Christmas Day, Wednesday the
25th, was a very nice day, compared to the first part of the week.
I was the designated cook, which
is about like being a “designated
driver.” The difference is if the
cook messes up, they may never
have to cook for a group again!
Shelley Seager, Zack Seager, Cori
Barber, Ryder and Riden and two
pit bull dogs arrived in time for
dinner and they brought good appetites. The meal was a success, so
I may have to do it again. I took a
plate of food to Lova Bushnell,
since she didn’t have any special
plans for the day and it was pretty
slick to be out and about. She is
reaching for her 95th birthday.
Zack and family visited in Philip
in the afternoon and had supper
with Casey Seager. They came
back to Kadoka and spent the
Kelsey Gittings arrived at the
George Gittings’ home late in the
afternoon Christmas Day
Thursday was a beautiful day,
starting out with 23˚ and hitting a
high of 41˚. Bill and I had discovered that most of the outlets on
the south side of our original
house were hot to the touch. A
frantic call to Brant’s Electric the
day before Christmas brought
Brant and Lance to Kadoka on the
29th and seven outlets were
swapped out. They had been so
hot a lot of the wires were bare!
Thanks Brant and Lance for coming over so promptly. What a
blessing we didn’t burst into
flames. They got the work done
before the rest of the family got
up. Bill and I let the dogs out, so
others got in some extra sleep.
Zack, Cori, boys and dogs went to
Philip and visited at the home of
Casey Seager. Shelley Seager was
also in Philip and visited with Ann
Moses and Brenda Grenz. I took
some folks to the Wanblee clinic in
the morning for some emergency
medical care. We were lucky to get
some vehicles serviced that day
too. Tony Harty stopped by and
read the papers and visited with
family. They tested Shelley’s PT
Cruiser by loading up the
Snowrabbit for Zack to get working. It looks like a motorcycle with
a ski in the front and a track in
the back. When I tried to ride it so
many years ago, it was like
Laugh-In when the guy came out
on the tryke and tipped over!
Hope he can get it running again.
Eric put the most miles on it back
Tony Harty did the usual of get-
ting mail and visiting with the
What a pleasant surprise to get
a call from former neighbor, Clark
Morrison, Friday. He wanted to
share that he had a really great
Christmas at his place. Thelma
Hardt helped get things pretty
well lined up for him to host dinner at his house, sort of like the
good old days. Thelma spent the
day with the Roger Williams family. Joan Kirchhevel, Rapid City,
Ed and Marcia Morrison, Heath
and Amy Morrison, Brit and Bren,
Shar and Mike Moses and Angie,
Ann Moses, Amy Moses and
Kiarra, Dale and Tammy Morrison, all enjoyed the day. Clark and
I had a nice visit about the good
old days and the many Christmas
parties held in the country. Clark
and Bill enjoyed cards at the old
Eleven Mile Corner more than
once. Clark said Ed and Marcia
took him to Deadwood Thursday
as part of Christmas. Clark also
said his esophagus cancer is back
and he has a couple of options. He
and family members will be going
to Rochester, Minn., in January
for more treatment, our thoughts
and prayers are with you as you
go on this journey. I also read in
Janice Parsons’s news that Clark
was a great-grandpa.
I made sign deliveries around
Kadoka, did banking and visited
Lova Bushnell Friday afternoon.
Shelley spent the night with us
George Gittings went to Union
Center Friday afternoon to get
cattle cake. Kelsey, Kinsey and
Kohen Gittings joined Jessica Gittings and Daniel at the Steven
and Beth Stewart home Friday af-
ternoon to exchange gifts. Kelsey
and Kinsey had supper in town
while Kohen spent time with
Kobie, Jason and T.J. Robin Gittings and friend Kristi arrived late
Friday night at the George Gittings’ home.
Saturday, Shelley joined Bill
and me for breakfast at the local
café, then left a little ahead of us
on the way to Sioux Falls after
helping load things in the motor
home. The morning started off
pretty nice, but wind came up and
as we settled into the campground
temperatures were dropping. We
went to the Eric Seager home,
having supper there and enjoyed
opening gifts. The cat met us at
the door when we came home, the
house was freezing cold. Got
things warmed up so we could go
to bed. We should be in Texas,
maybe Mexico, looking for warm
Saturday, Tony Harty bid us a
good journey as we were pulling
out, then picked up mail and visited with the Hairs. Then the
wind came up and blew him home.
The temp went from 44˚ in the
morning to 12˚ by afternoon and
Christmas Day was a nice
sunny day. The Eric Hanson family and the Don Klumb family
joined Ralph and Cathy Fiedler in
Sturgis for dinner, except for
Lynette Klumb who was home
very sick with a bad cold and flu.
Dinner was enjoyed, then some
relax time and watching a movie.
Later in the afternoon, Quinn, Sue
and Shannon Regan joined them
to watch Sherry open her birthday
gifts and have cheesecake. The
Regans left after cake because
they were going to Quinn's family
here in Sturgis. The families gathered up their things and headed
for home early evening. Lynette is
doing much better as of this writing and so is the rest her family
who were sick. Friday, Ralph and
Cathy Fiedler went to Rapid to do
some gift exchanges and to use a
gift card to go out and eat. Saturday in Sturgis, they woke to horrible wind and very cold. They
spent the day at home taking
down their Christmas decorations
and staying warm. A very Happy
New Year to all from the Fiedlers.
Sunday, Tony Harty attended
church and visited with folks by
phone. It got to 15˚ above and
cloudy in Kadoka. He visited with
Hairs before calling it a day and
staying warm in the house.
George and Sandee Gittings’
great-grandson, Daniel Jordan,
returned to Iowa with Robin Gittings and Kristi Sunday morning.
A candle loses nothing of its
light by lighting another candle.
January 2, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Philip Scotties drop Kougars Lady Scotties maul Kougars
During a doubleheader, Monday, December 23, in Philip, the
Scotties boys’ basketball team
hosted the Kadoka Kougars.
Philip came out on top in a big
Dominating the first quarter,
the Scotties went on to dominate
each of the following quarters as
well. The first half ended with
Philip’s score being over three
times that of Kadoka’s. Using
most of the bench, the Scotties
still ended with a score more than
double that of their opponents.
The Philip Scotties girls’ basketball team hosted the Kadoka Lady
Kougars, Monday, December 23,
during a doubleheader
The varsity team not only
grabbed the lead in the first quarter, but then proceeded to run
away with the game. By the last
buzzer, the Scotties had more
than tripled their opponent’s
Field goals: Philip – 29/69 - 42%
Kadoka – made 17
Free throws: Philip – 12/25 - 48%
Kadoka – 2/7 - 29%
Three-point goals: Philip – 3/12 - 25%
Philip scorers: Tristen Rush – 15, Kruse
Bierle – 14, Paul Guptill – 13, Nelson Holman – 11, Brody Jones, Ben Stangle and
Gavin Brucklacher – 6 each, Chase Wright –
4, Garrett Snook and Jace Giannonatti – 2
Kadoka scorers: Deontae Thorn – 12,
True Buchholz – 6, A.J. Bendt – 5, Herbie
O’Daniel – 4, Ryan Schlaback – 3, Jarrett
VanderMay, Wyatt Enders and Lane Patterson – 2 each
Rebounds: 44 Leaders: Bierle – 10, Holman, Jones and Rush – 6 each, Brucklacher
and Guptill – 5 each, Stangle and Giannonatti – 2 each, Wright and Clayton Fosheim – 1 each
Assists: 13 Leaders: Jones – 3, Holman,
Stangle and Guptill – 2 each, Brucklacher,
Snook, Bierle and Giannonatti – 1 each
Steals: 13 Leaders: Holman – 5, Jones,
Brucklacher and Bierle – 2 each, Rush and
Guptill – 1 each
Blocks: 2 Leader: Bierle – 2
Turnovers: Philip – 8
Team fouls: Philip – 8, Kadoka – 23
The junior varsity game fell
away from the Scotties. The first
quarter, though in Philip’s favor,
was only one field goal different.
The first half ended with the lead
flipped, Philip trailing by two
points. The Scotties lost a little
ground during the beginning of
Philip’s Nelson Holman challenges a Kadoka player for a rebound during the Scotties versus Kougars game played in Philip, December 23.
the second half. They tried to close
the gap, but were still three behind at the final buzzer.
Field goals: Philip – 15/34 - 44%
Kadoka – made 16
Free throws: Philip – 10/24 - 42%
Kadoka – 11/19 - 58%
Philip scorers: Giannonatti – 13, Stangle – 10, Wright – 8, Snook and Cooper
West – 4 each, Fosheim – 1
Kadoka scorers: Schlaback – 11, Storm
Wilcox – 10, O’Daniel – 6, Bendt, Vander-
Philip scorers: Hanna Hostutler –
14, Justina Cvach – 10, Bailey Radway – 9, Tia Guptill and Jordyn
Dekker – 8 each, Katlin Knutson – 6,
Madison Hand – 4, Kaci Olivier – 3,
Peyton DeJong – 2, Shay Hand – 1
Kadoka scorers: Allie Romero – 10.
Rebounds: Philip – 52 Kadoka – 25
Philip leaders: Guptill – 8, M. Hand and
Dekker – 7 each, Ellie Coyle – 5, Radway, S. Hand and Cvach – 4 each, Hostutler, Knutson and Libbi Koester – 3
each, Olivier – 2, DeJong and Ashton
Reedy – 1 each
Assists: 15 Leaders: Guptill – 5, M.
Hand – 3, Coyle – 2, Hostutler, Olivier,
Koester, Reedy and Dekker – 1 each
Steals: 34 Leaders: Guptill – 8, M.
Hand – 7, Radway – 5, Hostutler and
Knutson – 4 each, Olivier – 2, DeJong,
S. Hand, Cvach and Dekker – 1 each
Blocks: 3 Leaders: Dekker – 2, Guptill - 1
Turnovers: Philip – 13 Kadoka – 41
The junior varsity game also
went to the Philip Scotties. The
Lady Scotties quadrupled their
opponent’s score in the first quarter, and finished the fourth quarter the same way.
May, Enders and Matt Pretty Bear – 4 each
Rebounds: 23 Leaders: Wright – 6, Giannonatti and Fosheim – 4 each, West – 3,
Stangle and Carter Hemiller – 2 each, Snook
and Braden Puhlman – 1 each
Assists: 1 Leader: Giannonatti – 1
Steals: 8 Leaders: Stangle and Fosheim –
3 each, Giannonatti and West – 1 each
Turnovers: Philip – 18
Team fouls: Philip – 20, Kadoka – 19
Fouled out: Philip – Stangle
The next game for the Scotties
will be a rescheduled doubleheader in Fort Pierre hosted by
the Stanley County Buffaloes,
Thursday, January 2. Their next
game will be a varsity only doubleheader in the Kadoka Classic
tournament, Saturday, January 4,
where Philip will face the Timber
Lake Panthers, with the girls’
game starting at approximately
Philip scorers: Guptill – 16, Coyle –
9, S. Hand – 8, DeJong and Cvach – 4
each, Koester, Sam Schofield, Christine
Womack and Reedy – 2 each
Kadoka scorers: Vanessa Buxcel –
Rebounds: Philip – 28 Kadoka – 14
Philip leaders: Guptill – 7, S. Hand – 5,
Peyton Kuchenbecker, Cvach and
Koester – 3 each, Coyle, Womack and
Reedy – 2 each, DeJong and Schofield –
Assists: 10 Leaders: Coyle, Kuchenbecker and DeJong – 2 each, Guptill,
Brody Jones shows determination as
he goes up for a shot from the corner.
Kruse Bierle has the upper hand, as
well as his entire body, in retrieving
this particular rebound over his
!" # "
Philip spectators who traveled
to Edgemont witnessed the Philip
Scotties defeat the Edgemont
Moguls, Saturday, December 21.
The first half was a fair competition, with Philip three points
ahead at the end of the first quarter and Edgemont two points
ahead at the end of the second
Philip then claimed the second
half. In the third quarter, the
Scotties earned 25 points and allowed only five to Edgemont. The
fourth quarter saw the Scotties
ease into another 15 points, while
allowing only nine to the Moguls.
Field goals: Philip – 26/57 - 46%
Free throws: Philip – 10/13 - 77%
Three-point goals: Philip – 3/12 - 25%
Philip scorers: Nelson Holman – 18,
Kruse Bierle – 15, Tristen Rush and Paul
Guptill – 12 each, Brody Jones and Ben Stangle – 5 each, Jace Giannonatti and Braden
Puhlman – 2 each
Rebounds: 38 Leaders: Bierle and Guptill – 9 each, Jones and Rush – 6 each, Giannonatti – 4, Stangle – 3, Holman, Gavin
Brucklacher and Cooper West – 1 each
Assists: 12 Leaders: Rush – 4, Holman –
3, Jones, Stangle, Brucklacher, Guptill and
West – 1 each
Steals: 15 Leaders: Rush – 5, Holman – 3,
Stangle and Guptill - 2 each, Jones, Brucklacher, Bierle and Giannonatti – 1 each
Blocks: 2 Leader: Bierle – 2
Turnovers: Philip – 15
Team fouls: Philip – 17
Shown above, Philip’s Madison Hand
took the brunt of this rebound attempt
against the Lady Kougars.
Shown at right, Ellie Coyle made sure
she was in the right spot at the right
time to claim, without dispute, this rebound.
Knutson, Elise Wheeler and Koester –
Steals: 21 Leaders: Guptill – 6,
Cvach – 4, Coyle and Koester – 3, Knutson, S. Hand and Reedy – 2 each,
Kuchenbecker – 1
Turnovers: Philip – 9 Kadoka – 32
The next competition for the
Lady Scotties will be a rescheduled doubleheader in Fort Pierre
hosted by the Stanley County
Lady Buffaloes, Thursday, January 2. Their following challenge
will be a varsity only doubleheader in the Kadoka Classic
tournament, Saturday, January 4,
where Philip will face the Timber
Lake Lady Panthers, starting at
approximately 1:00 p.m.
The junior varsity game also
went to the Philip Scotties.
Philip League Bowling
Wednesday Nite Early
(December 18 Results)
Morrison’s Haying ....................35-25
Hildebrand Const .....................35-25
First National Bank .................30-30
Chiefie’s Chicks ........................27-33
Karen Nelson ........................145/362
Heather Nelson ............................433
Lindsey Hildebrand ...4-10 split; 184
Cristi Ferguson...........3-10 split; 498
Kathy Gittings ........2-5-10 split; 174
Dani Herring ......................5-10 split
Deb Gartner...........5-7 & 2-7-8 splits
MaryLynn Crary .............5-6-10 split
Monday Night Mixed
Handrahan Const .........................4-0
Carl Brown ...................................201
Dawn Coyle ..................................305
Wendell Buxcel ............3-6-7-10 split
O’Connell Const ........................28-16
McDonnell Farms .....................20-24
The Steakhouse ........................20-24
West River Pioneer Tanks .......10-34
Haven Hildebrand .......................225
Nathan Kjerstad .........221 clean/525
Brian Pearson..2-8-9 split; 210 clean
Cory Boyd ...................3-10 split; 203
Ronnie Coyle .........................202/529
Harlan Moos......213m 201 clean/584
Doug Hauk............................5-6 split
Wendell Buxcel...................3-10 split
Chad Walker.......................3-10 split
Friday Nite Mixed
Cristi’s Crew .............................38-14
Dee’s Crew ................................32-20
Moos on the Loose...............31.5-20.5
Randy’s Spray Service........20.5-31.5
Ed Morrison.................202 clean/521
Tyler Gartner ................3-4-6-7-10 &
Marty Gartner ......................6-7 split
Earl Park ............................2-10 split
Tanner Norman....................5-7 split
Chelsea Moos........................2-7 split
Matt Schofield ....................3-10 split
Georgia Moos ......................3-10 split
MOSES BLDG. CENTER
CITY OF PHIILP SNOW REMOVAL REGULATIONS
Philip’s Bailey Radway goes for the shot, while Justina Cvach tries to make some
room for her teammate.
DISPOSAL OF ICE AND SNOW (Ord. #7-301):
It shall be the duty of the owner or person in possession of any property abutting on any sidewalk to keep such sidewalk free of ice and snow and to cause
any accumulated snow to be removed within twenty-four (24) hours after the
termination of any snowfall, or snow accumulation. When it is impossible to
remove the ice from such walk, the occupant shall sprinkle some suitable material upon same to prevent the walk from becoming slippery and dangerous
It shall be the duty of the owner or person in possession of any public or private
driveway, sidewalk, parking lot, or parking area to dispose of accumulated
snow upon such property in such a manner that any snow when removed shall
not be deposited upon any sidewalk, within or upon any public street or alley,
after such public street or alley has been cleared of snow by grading of such
snow away from the curb or picking up and carrying away of such snow by the
city, or in a manner that will obstruct or interfere with the passage or vision of
vehicle or pedestrian traffic.
CITY MAY REMOVE SNOW AT EXPENSE OF OWNER/OCCUPANT
In the event any owner or person in possession of any property shall neglect,
fail to, or refuse to remove such snow or ice within the time provided, the Public
Works Director may have such snow removed with the costs to be assessed
against the abutting property owner. (SDCL 9-30-5)
1996 Dodge Dakota
4x4, Clean Unit!
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. K1-4tp
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, 859-2365.
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, 431-2226,
toll free, 877-867-4185. K25-tfn
INC., PHILIP: Rock, Sand,
Gravel (screened or crushed). We
can deliver. Dams, dugouts,
building sites. Our 38th year.
Glenn or Trace, 859-2020.
TETON RIVER TRENCHING:
For all your rural water hookups, waterline and tank installation and any kind of backhoe
work, call Jon Jones, 843-2888,
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: 3908087, Sauntee cell: 390-8604;
FarM & rancH
WANTED: Looking for summer
pasture for 100-250 cow/calf
pairs. Call Lynn at 441-2485 or
Ben at 891-8835.
HAY FOR SALE: 1,500 ton, net
wrapped, 1,650/1,700 lb. round
bales. 80% Alfalfa/20% Grass;
10% Alfalfa/90% Grass; and
some all Grass. Would load and
could help arrange for trucking.
$100 per ton. Located 10 miles
east Belvidere, SD, 843-2869.
HAY FOR SALE: Several varieties – call for pricing. Scott
Bauman, 462-6507, or John
HAY FOR SALE: Approximately
1250 tons. 1/2 hybrid pearl millet & 1/2 sorghum/sudan. BMR
tested good, net wrapped, big
round. Trucking available if
needed. Call Rick at 386-2375.
WANTED: Hay, straw or stalks
to put up on shares or purchase
in field or windrow. Call Joel
Deering, 381-0885 or 993-3151.
TRAILER TIRES FOR SALE:
12-ply, 235/85/16R. $160,
mounted. Les’ Body Shop, 8592744, Philip.
cashier position at Discount
Fuel, Kadoka. Applications
available at fuel desk.
RN/LPN POSITIONS: Seeking
loving and patient geriatric
nurses at the Kadoka Nursing
Home. Benefits available. Contact Heidi or Ruby at 837-2270.
Misc. For saLe
FOR SALE: Rope horse halters
with 10’ lead rope, $15 each.
Call 685-3317 or 837-2917.
MOVING SALE: 100 feet of 2"
ABS pipe, $35; 500 gallon steel
water hauling tank, $350;
gooseneck plate, $100; 30 foot
mobile home frame, $300; 20
foot pull camper, BAD roof, no
title, $450; Murray riding
mower, $450; 6’x3-1/2’ enclosed
wooden trailer, $650. Call 4307456.
FOR SALE: 1 bedroom house, in
Quinn; needs upgrades. For all
inquiries, please call 515-3134,
leave message or call back. Will
consider all reasonable offers.
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. WP32-tfn
Thank you so much for the delicious turkey I won from Ravellette Publications in the Great
Gobbler Giveaway. You are the
Thank you to everyone for the
words, food, cards and support
in the loss of our husband, father, stepfather, grandfather,
brother, uncle and friend, Jim
Special thanks to Pastor Kathy,
Father Kevin, Dr. Klopper, Dr.
Holman, Philip Ambulance Service, Philip hospital medical staff,
Rush Funeral Home and Philip
Kelly & MJ Bouman Family
Spencer & Stephanie Hendrick
Cody & Eva Bouman Family
January 2, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Moenville News|Leanne Neuhauser • 567-3325
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pick up their daughter, Kim
Marso, who had flown in from her
home in Missoula. Friday, Kim,
Billy and Arlyne traveled to Aberdeen to spend a couple of days
with Kim's sons who live there.
Kim's son, Trent, is a coach in Aberdeen, so they went to several
ballgames while they were there.
They spent Friday and Saturday
nights in Aberdeen, and they
stopped in Highmore on the way
home to visit with Ruth
Neuhauser. Myron Neuhauser
was there, so they got to see him
also. When they got to Pierre, they
had supper with Jackie Marso
(Kim's mother-in-law) and the
Marso families. They arrived at
the ranch later Sunday evening.
Kim gets to enjoy several days in
South Dakota before returning to
Missoula next Thursday.
T.J. and Jeanine Gabriel spent
Christmas Eve with Billy and Arlyne Markwed. Christmas Day,
T.J. stayed home while Jeanine
and children went to Spearfish to
spend the holiday with family in
that area. T.J. has just started
calving, so he'll be staying close to
Bill and Polly Bruce had Christmas at home, joined by son Vince
and daughter-in-law Katie as well
as their niece, Erica Bruns, and
her family from Pierre. Thursday,
Bill and Polly were in Pierre making preparations for their annual
post-Christmas family gathering.
Daughter Vicki arrived Thursday
night, and the rest of the family
arrived Friday. Friday evening
through Sunday morning, Bill and
Polly and all of their children were
headquartered at a hotel in
Pierre. Most of the grandchildren
were there, as well as several
friends. Polly said they had between 30 and 40 people gathered,
although she never took a head
count. Polly said the facility and
staff were so accommodating – it
is a good solution when dealing
with such a large group. Everyone
returned to their homes Sunday.
After Bill and Polly arrived back
at the ranch, Jon Johnson stopped
by with a big bunch of catfish –
what a nice surprise! Jon and
Noah were on their way to Kirley
Hall for the first BB gun meeting
of the season.
Max and Joyce Jones had
Christmas at home, and they were
joined by their son, Todd and
Darcy Jones and children, Luke
and Mattie. They had a second
Christmas gathering at their
home Friday, when their daughter, Kim Ferries, and her family
came. Joyce said she is busy working on year-end paperwork – such
an organized lady.
Joyce told me that our friend
and former neighbor, Don Sandal,
recently had knee replacement
surgery. The good news is that he
is doing very well! Keep up the
good work, Don – golf season will
be here before you know it!
Our house has been a busy
place for the past couple of weeks,
also. Our daughter, Lori, flew
home on the 19th, so she got to
spend quite a bit of time here over
the holidays. Scott, Corry and children arrived late on the 23rd, and
Jennifer and Ross arrived Christmas Day. It was such fun to have
everyone here. We missed having
daughter Chelsea and her husband, Mike, here, but they enjoyed
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was atrocious, but we made it.
Scott and Corry met us in Rapid
City, and Marisa was very glad to
see her parents. Lori and I spent
the night with my brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Lynn Brown.
It was so nice to have time to sit
and visit! Lori caught an early
morning flight to D.C. Sunday
morning, and I headed back to the
ranch. Now it is time to start getting the house back in order!
Today, I am grateful for family,
friends and neighbors. The people
in our lives are way more important than the "things" in our lives!
And as my father said on many occasions, "How many armored cars
have you ever seen in a funeral
procession?" meaning that money
was not the most important thing
in life – family and friends are!
And those relationships need to be
a priority – they need to be nourished! So, in 2014, I am going to
try to do a better job of doing just
Happy New Year to all of you.
See you next year!
their first Christmas in Florida.
Keva Briggs came to visit for a few
hours Christmas Eve – it was
such fun to see her! Scott and
Corry Neuhauser and son Austin
returned to Spearfish late Christmas Day, and granddaughter
Marisa stayed with us for a few
days. Friday morning, Jennifer,
Lori, Marisa and I headed to
Pierre. It was sort of a "girls day."
We toured the Christmas trees at
the Capitol building – what a
beautiful display this year. Lori
had lunch with several of her
friends while Jen, Marisa and I
did some shopping. We then
headed to Highmore to visit with
Aunt Ruth Neuhauser and we returned to the ranch in time for
supper. Supper that night was a
treat – our son-in-law, Ross
Tschetter, had brought lamb chislic, which he cooked for us. (It was
the first time I had ever eaten
lamb – it was good!) Chauncey
Jorgensen and Misty Gunderson
joined us for supper, also. Saturday after lunch, Jennifer and Ross
returned to their home in Salem,
and Lori, Marisa and I headed to
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Real Estate Sale
Notice to Creditors
Civil No. 13-10
IN CIRCUIT COURT
SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN CIRCUIT COURT
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
COUNTY OF HAAKON
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Bradley Scott Dekker; LeeAnn
Dekker; Wells Fargo Bank; and any )
person in possession,
Judgment in the amount of $90,688.06
having been entered in favor of plaintiff
and against defendants, which Judgment
was filed with the Clerk of Courts of
Haakon County, South Dakota, on October 16, 2013, for the foreclosure of a real
Notice is hereby given pursuant to said
Judgment that the real property described
in the Mortgage dated March 21, 2005,
which Bradley Scott Dekker and LeeAnn
Dekker, Mortgagors, executed and delivered to Great Western Bank, Mortgagee:
Lots One, Two, Three, Four,
Five, Six, Seven and Eight,
Block Three, Tevault Subdivision in the Northwest Quarter
of the Northeast Quarter of
Section Twenty-Two, Township
One North, Range Twenty,
East of the Black Hills Meridian, Haakon County, South
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
2013, Kimberly M. Bouman, whose address is P.O. Box 723, Philip, South
Dakota 57567, was informally appointed
as Personal Representative of the estate
of James Bouman, deceased. Creditors
of the decedent must file their claims
within four months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice or their
claims may be barred. Claims may be
filed with the Personal Representative or
may be filed with the Haakon County
Clerk of Courts, P.O. Box 70, Philip,
South Dakota 57567, with a copy of the
claim mailed to the Personal Representative.
COUNTY OF HAAKON
ESTATE OF ALVIN COLEMAN,
Notice is given that on the 11th day of December, 2013, Berniece Coleman, whose
address is 32332 109th Place SE,
Auburn, WA 98092, was appointed as
Domiciliary Foreign Personal Representative of the estate of Alvin Coleman.
Claims may be filed with the Domiciliary
Foreign Personal Representative or may
be filed with the Clerk, and a copy of the
claim mailed ot the Domiciliary Foreign
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Haakon County,
South Dakota, will hold a public hearing on the above proposed supplemental
budgets for the year 2013 at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at which
time any person interested may appear and be heard in favor of or opposed
to the proposed budget.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HAAKON COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
Stephen Clements, Chairman
[Published January 2, 9 & 16, 2014, at the
total approximate cost of $49.75]
/s/Berniece M. Coleman
32332 109th Place SE
Auburn, WA 98092
Patricia G. Freeman
Haakon County Auditor
[Published January 2, 2014, at the total approximate cost of $47.20]
Clerk of Courts
Haakon County Courthouse
PO Box 70
Philip, SD 57567
Kemnitz Law Offices
Ralph A. Kemnitz
PO Box 489
Philip, SD 57567
and recorded in the office of the Register
of Deeds of Haakon County, South
Dakota, on the 21st day of March, 2005,
as Document No. 05-081. Said mortgage
was assigned to Washington Mutual
Bank FA, by Assignment of Mortgage
dated March 21, 2005, recorded March
21, 2005, as Document No. 05-082. Said
mortgage was further assigned by Wells
Fargo Bank, N.A., by Assignment of Mortgage, December 15, 2006, recorded January 2, 2006, as Document No. 07-001,
in order to realize the amount of
$98,223.00, as of March 21, 2005, plus
interest accruing thereafter on said
amount at the rate of 5.25% per year together with the costs and expenses of
sale, will be sold subject to redemption as
provided by law as one parcel of land at
public auction, subject to the lien for unpaid real estate taxes and assessments
of Haakon County, South Dakota, and
easements and restrictions of record, to
the highest bidder for cash under the direction of the Sheriff of Haakon County,
South Dakota, at the front door of the
Haakon County Courthouse, in Philip,
South Dakota, on January 9, 2014, at
2:00 P.M. (MT).
[Published December 19 & 26, 2013, &
January 2, 2014, at the total approximate
cost of $35.75]
If the sale is set aside for any reason, the
Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled
only to a return of the deposit paid. The
Purchaser shall have no further recourse
against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or
the Mortgagee’s attorney.
JAMES BOUMAN, Deceased.
IN CIRCUIT COURT
SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
27 File No. P13-11
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
COUNTY OF HAAKON.
In the Matter of the Estate of
Notice is given that on December 10,
The Steakhouse & Lounge
Dated October 24, 2013.
Sheriff of Haakon County, South Dakota
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By: /s/David C. Piper
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Attorneys for Plaintiff
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There will be a public hearing on January
16, 2014, at the Midland Fire Hall, 509
Main St., Midland, SD 57552 at 7:00 p.m.
This hearing is in regards to the application by Midland Ambulance Service request for a hardship exemption which
allows them to operate with one (1) EMT
and a driver instead of (2) EMTs.
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[Published December 26, 2013, & January 2, 2014, at the total approximate cost
[Published January 2, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $6.86]
There will be insufficient funds in the budget allowances in the 201 Highway
Road & Bridge Fund in the 2013 budget. It is hereby proposed that the following Supplemental Budget be adopted for the 2013 year.
Curtis S. Jensen
TELLINGHUISEN & HUFFMAN, LLP
Attorneys for the Estate
516 5th Street, P.O. Box 1820
Rapid City SD 57709-1820
NOTICE OF HEARING
TO SUPPLEMENT BUDGETS
DATED: December 16, 2013.
Creditors of decedent must file their
claims within four months after the date
of the first publication of this Notice or
their claims may be barred.
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