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No. 25, Vol. 108
Philip, South Dakota 57567
Governor Dennis Daugaard
has announced his plan to assist
South Dakota households during the current national
The South Dakota Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is offering one
time assistance to help low-income households with critical
Prices of propane have increased to as much as $6.56 per
gallon in some areas of the
state. Current LIEAP customers who utilize propane to
heat their households, who have
less than $400 remaining in
LIEAP benefits for the year and
who have less that 20 percent of
propane remaining in their tank
may be eligible for additional
To be eligible for the state's
LIEAP program, households
must be below 175 percent of
the federal poverty level or
$41,212 for a family of four, and
not eligible for tribally operated
LIEAP programs. Those seeking
assistance with heating their
household should contact the
Low Income Energy Assistance
Program office at 1-800-2338503.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Three Philip businesses broken into, robbed
Lower and upper windows of the east
door, left, and the diamond window of the west door, right, at the Lucky Strike
bowling alley were broken by the burglar(s) in order to gain access to the building.
by Del Bartels
Sometime Sunday evening or
Monday morning, three Philip
businesses were broken into and
“It seems every few years something like this happens and hurts
our nice, small town atmosphere,”
said Janice Fitzgerald. She and
her husband, Dean, own and operate Fitzgerald Oil. Of the three
seemed to receive less vandalism
than the others. Cash out of a
drawer was missing. but nothing
else was disturbed.
Glass from the front door was
spread far back from the door.
“When they hit it, they hit it
hard,” said D. Fitzgerald. One of
the Fitzgeralds was in the building 8:30 p.m. Sunday. D. Fitzgerald discovered the break in at 6:50
The 73– Saloon fared far worse
in vandalism. LouAnn Reckling
finished cleaning and left at4:00
p.m. Sunday. A passerby phoned
9-1-1 early Monday morning to report the shattered glass door.
“Everything was wide open,”
said Reckling. With the front door
open to the weather, the building’s
hot water froze up and ice was
forming in the toilets. Money from
the cash register, tray and all, was
The glass front door of the 73– Saloon was shattered to gain access.
taken. Some of the other missing
items include cigarettes and ribeyes steaks. Again, glass from the
door had been forced far into the
The Lucky Strike bowling alley
received the brunt of the vandalism. The glass in the east door had
been blasted mostly inward, with
some on the ground outside. But
the door has a key lock, thus could
not be opened by simply reaching
inside. The west door’s diamond
shaped window was then shattered, and, somehow, the dead bolt
was reached to unlock the door.
No blood was found on the window
The owners, Marty and Debbie
Gartner, leave the bowling alley’s
cash register empty of cash and
open when the building is closed.
Still, the register was thrown approximately 15 feet and left
smashed on the floor. It weighs at
least 50 pounds. Everything had
been rifled through and left open,
even the coolers.
D. Gartner had left the building
at 2:00 Sunday afternoon. M.
Gartner discovered the break-in
at 10:30 Monday morning. He
pointed out that an out-of-town
newspaper had been delivered
early Monday morning and was
still laying on top of broken glass
outside the east door.
Shattered glass was imbedded
into the carpet between the two
doors, and tracked over the rest of
the carpetted part of the building.
The Gartners planned to keep the
business closed until the carpet
can be replaced.
The window of Fitzgerald Oil’s front
door was shattered inward.
M. Gartner guessed that the
burglary was fast, and at least
some of the damage was done because the person or persons did
not find cash in the register. It
was left open on purpose, Why destroy it, asked M. Gartner. “I’m
guessing that’s what it was, a five10 minute break-in at the most.”
“We’ve been in contact with the
state,” said Philip Police Chief Kit
Graham. The city’s police department is doing everything it can
concerning the break ins. “We’re
working on all three of them, trying to get something put together.”
If anyone noticed anything suspicious Sunday night or early
Monday morning, contact the police department at 859-2850.
meet last Tuesday
By Nancy Haigh
The Haakon County Board of
Commissioners met for their
monthly meeting February 4 with
little business to tackle.
Kenny Neville, highway superintendent, asked the board about
the possibility of hiring one or two
seasonal employees for summer.
He proposed using swap monies to
pay for the salaries, which were
estimated at about $16,400 per individual. He noted that this had
been done numerous years ago.
The board opted to table their decision until the next meeting.
Neville also approved the surplus of the 1981 International
semi-truck. It will be sold by
Neville discussed a letter he received from the South Dakota Department of Transportation. He
noted they are once again offering
a swap for the county’s federal dollars with state dollars. If the
county agrees to the swap, as they
have done in the past, it frees the
money up for more uses. At the
time of the meeting, no dollar
amount had been set.
The commission reviewed and
or discussed reports from Terry
Deuter, veterans service officer,
Heidi Burns, community health
nurse, Sheryl Hansen, Extension
office assistant, and Sheriff Fred
Koester. There was no auditor’s
report as Patsy Freeman was unable to attend the meeting.
Meeting minutes from December 23 and 31, 2013 special meetings and the January 7, 2014
meeting were approved. The past
month’s warrants were also approved.
Travel was approved for Deuter
for an August training session,
county commissioners for a workshop March 19 and for Freeman to
attend a welfare officials meeting
March 20, and for Freeman to attend an election workshop March
17-19, all in Pierre.
The board held three executive
sessions, two for personnel at 23
minutes and 46 minutes, and one
for legal issues which lasted for 40
minutes. No action was taken
after any of the sessions.
The commissioners will meet
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, for their
next regular meeting.
The local young ladies who make up the dance performance group, “Shake-It-Up,” performed during halftime of the home
basketball game, Monday, February 10. They danced to a medley of songs from the movie “Pitch Perfect.” The group is codirected by Doreen Vetter, Brittney Drury and Christine Metz Andrus. Group members include Gypsy Andrus, Reghan
Bloomquist, Kendra Schofield, Kiarra Moses, Macy Martin, McKenna McIlravy, Danessa Heltzel, Karlie Coyle, Rehgan
Larson, Grace Pekron, Bailey Bierle, Mallory Vetter, Ali Schofield, Hannah Thorson and Romy Andrus.
Corinna Robinson in Philip for U.S. House campaign
City Council Proceedings
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Corinna Robinson, Democratic candidate for South
Dakota’s lone seat in the United States House of Representatives, will oppose incumbent Kristi Noem in
Robinson stopped in Philip, February 6, while between engagements at the Black Hills Stock Show®
and a military ball in Pierre.
Born and raised in Rapid City, she is back from a
notable military career spent mostly in the higher
echelons of Washington, D.C. Her ancestors immigrated to South Dakota, with relatives currently
across the state.
“If I achieve anything during this campaign, it is for
every South Dakotan to learn what is at risk,” said
Robinson. “I am giving them a credible voice. I am
Robinson said that her opponent’s ties are more toward her Tea Party affiliations, and her position is
vague. “Though I am a registered Democrat, I am not
a die-hard Democrat,” said Robinson. “I have to defend the interests of everyone.” She added, “I will be
present and active in committee meetings.”
Robinson supports the Second Amendment – “A well
regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a
free state, the right of the people to keep and bear
arms, shall not be infringed.” She wants to see the
Keystone XL Pipeline built. She supports the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), though it does require reforms. She is pro-choice, but each case must be an
informed decision rather than a simple method of
Robinson related that a retired general gave her the
nickname of “Gunslinger” because, when not able to
reach a compromise, she would go on her own to address key people. Her United States Army career,
much of it in Iraq and in the Pentagon, put her in contact with the government people and processes of getting things done.
“Even though I have never been a politician, I’ve
been like one and traveled with them on many occasions,” said Robinson.
“I have stated from the beginning of this campaign
that I intend to win, so that I can give all the people
of South Dakota a new independent voice in Congress,” Robinson said. “I will go to work and fight for
them every day instead of for narrow political or special interests.”
“I often say, ‘One team, one fight,’” Robinson said.
“With the team that I have gathered so far, it’s going
to be one heck of a fight. My team’s combined talents
come together perfectly and establish a force to be
reckoned with. Together we will bring Noem home.”
WCE offers free trip to D.C.
Since 1996, West Central Electric Cooperative, Inc., has joined
the South Dakota Rural Electric
Association in offering free tours
of Washington, D.C., to high
West Central is again offering to
sponsor two high school juniors on
an all expense paid Rural Electric
Youth Tour to the nation’s capital.
West Central serves members in
the counties of Haakon, Jackson,
Jones, Lyman and Stanley.
Over the years, West Central
has sponsored 51 juniors. Some
years have included just one student, while one year it sponsored
seven. Previous Philip High
School young adults who have
taken advantage of the youth tour
include Kaci Olivier – 2013,
Kianna Knutson – 2011, Caleb
Clements – 2009, Grace Schnabel – 2008, Jamie Nickelson –
2005, and Chancie Smith – 2003.
Eligibility for the trip is open to
all area high school juniors whose
parents or guardians are members
of West Central Electric. Interested students will be chosen
FREE DEER MANAGEMENT OPEN HOUSE … Feb, 13, 6:00
p.m., Philip Ambulance Service building.
PHILIP CANCER SUPPORT GROUP … will meet Tuesday, Feb.
18, 6:30 p.m. in the Senechal Apts. lobby. Everyone welcome.
PHILIP AREA AARP/RTA … will meet Monday, Feb. 24, at 6:00
p.m. at the senior citizen’s center in Philip with a soup supper. The
Country Cupboard Food Pantry will be the evening’s program.
Everyone is welcome.
FREE TAX PREPARATION ... AARP TaxAide will be providing
free Federal tax return preparation at the Senior Center Philip on
Tuesdays 9 a.m. to Noon. The service is open to all ages with emphasis on low and middle income taxpayers. Call Bob McDaniel 8592227 for appointment or more info.
based on submitted 500-word essays. This year’s essay subject is
“What monument in American
history do you wish you had been
part of, and what would you have
contributed?” The essay deadline
is February 18.
The tour itself will be from June
12 to June 19. There will be an orientation meeting June 12 in Sioux
Joe Connot, member services for
West Central Electric Cooperative
Inc., explained that this is an opportunity for a free trip to Washington, D.C. He encourages all
juniors to apply.
Nationwide and over the entire
year, over 1,500 high school juniors and seniors experience the
Rural Electric Youth Tour. Though
not all South Dakota electric cooperatives participate, the S.D.
Rural Electric Association sends
approximately 30 juniors each
year to Washington. Some of the
sites that will be visited are the
Kennedy Center, the Metro, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount
Vernon, Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier, the Smithsonian, Iwo
Jima Statue, National Archives,
United States Supreme Court and
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Students will participate in a
breakfast briefing with the South
Dakota congressional delegation.
West Central funds the tour.
Participants are provided transportation, room and board, entertainment and sightseeing events.
Students are required to provide
their own personal spending
February 13, 2014 • Pioneer Review
by Rapid City Mayor
I noticed the following headline
in the February 4 edition of the
Pierre Capital Journal, while I
was in Pierre for a gathering of
the South Dakota Municipal
League: “SDHSAA board closes
meeting to talk about open meetings.”
The headline was followed by
this opening paragraph. “Nearly
all of the Republican leaders in
the legislature want to require the
South Dakota High School Activities Association to comply with
state laws on open meetings and
public records. The association's
board of directors responded Tuesday by meeting for 90 minutes behind closed doors to discuss the
I reflected on this double irony
until I needed ibuprofen. So
what's more ironic – the SDHSAA
holding a closed meeting to discuss opening the meetings, or the
legislature being appalled with
SDHSAA secrecy when a majority
of both houses of the legislature
gathers behind closed doors continually during session to discuss
the business of our entire state?
The legislature is correct that it
is wrong for the SDHSAA or any
other state, county, school or local
board to be allowed to meet behind closed doors. However, the
legislature needs to live by the
Hundreds of bills are considered
each year by our state legislature.
There is one bill this year that
would positively impact every future bill in the legislature. House
Bill 1172 is a simple 30 word bill:
Any gathering of a simple majority of either the South Dakota
House of Representatives or the
South Dakota Senate, meeting to
discuss introduced legislation,
shall be open to the public.
Implementing simple quorum
rules for the legislature makes
perfect sense. I've heard some legislators will oppose it because
Representative Stace Nelson is
one of the 19 sponsors and he has
frustrated Republican leadership
on other issues. Others will oppose
it because they see it as “grandstanding by Democrats.” I hope
legislators will look past the perceived motives, and see this bill
for what it is: a simple, logical and
long overdue rule to require the
legislature to abide by the same
rules all local governments in
South Dakota are required to follow.
If the legislature is serious
about consistent open government, they will support this bill
The majority of the state House
and state Senate have been meeting behind closed doors for a very
long time and the discussion of
this bill will likely also happen behind closed doors. Perhaps the bill
needs some exceptions built in to
allow the discussion of personnel
matters, contractual matters and
pending litigation like what local
governments have. However, the
bill deserves serious public debate
rather than being unceremoniously referred to the 41st day.
It is wrong for the legislature to
have closed meetings, especially
when the rest of South Dakota's
state and local boards have to
abide by open meeting laws. If the
legislature refuses to correct this
double standard, perhaps the people of South Dakota will exercise
their right by putting this to a
public vote. I predict it would pass
by a wide margin.
Apply as summer intern for Noem
Representative Kristi Noem is
now accepting applications for
summer internships in her Sioux
Falls, Rapid City, Watertown and
Washington, D.C. offices.
Interns will work on a number
of legislative, constituent service
and communications projects that
give them a window into the legislative process and the countless
functions of a congressional office.
Candidates applying for either
full-time or part-time internship
positions should be motivated, de-
tail oriented and possess strong
oral and written communication
To apply for an intern postion,
submit a resume, cover letter and
references to Christiana.Frazee
@mail.house.gov by April 11.
Army band performs for Philip
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Lookin’ Around|Syd Iwan
So, how observant are you?
Somewhat, apparently, since
you’re still kicking and haven’t yet
been run over by a Mack truck or
herds of wild elephants. In other
words, up to this point, you’ve
been observant enough to stay out
of lethal danger by noticing and
avoiding threats to your well
being. In this area, those threats
might include ornery cows, bulls
and horses, not to mention rattlesnakes, blizzards, lightning,
tornados and the occasional
mountain lion. It’s always good to
be aware enough of your surroundings to avoid trouble.
Other than that, our powers of
observations may vary quite a bit.
If you’re like me, you notice things
that interest you. I, for instance,
tend to be aware of stars and constellations in the night sky, birds
and flowers, sporty cars and pickups, paintings, photos, and, most
of the time, people. On the other
hand, I often ignore dolls, antiques, and collections of most
things such as salt and pepper
shakers and porcelain.
All this was brought to mind the
other day when I saw a man walking by who never looked around
and kept his eyes strictly on the
ground in front of him. He was in
a world of his own and unaware of
anything external. Possibly he
was looking for pretty rocks or
dropped coins, but I doubt it. It
looked like he was completely
oblivious to everything but what
was going on his head. Perhaps he
was considering how to bring
about world peace or other important matters, but he certainly did-
n’t care if he passed a juggler or a
mime. He wouldn’t have seen
them if he had.
I see similar unconscious behavior with people who are walking
around while texting or otherwise
concentrating on their cell phone.
This somewhat amazes me for two
reasons. First, I like to be aware of
what is happening in my immediate vicinity. Secondly, I’m on the
strictly amateur level when it
comes to texting. I do it so seldom
that I have to sit down and give it
my full concentration to accomplish it. If I tried to walk at the
same time, I’d either trip over
something or make a complete
hash of any message I was trying
to construct. This is along the
same line of not being able to walk
and chew gum at the same time.
Some things for some people require their full attention.
On the other hand, there are
those folks who seldom miss a
trick. Ted at our river ranch is one
of those. He notices everything. If
a coyote lopes by a mile away, Ted
will see him. Ditto with a herd of
deer, a flock of geese, or a vehicle
some miles away. Son Chance is
no slouch at it either. He often
looks like he’s not paying the
slightest attention, but nothing
much gets past him. Just today,
wife Corinne was sifting through
a pile of DVDs when Chance let
out a sound that caught her attention and meant she’d just handled
one of his favorite movies and one
he wanted to watch right then and
there. Our boy has very little
speech, but he has various sounds
that strongly signal his desires,
his approval or contempt.
Chance is very quick when it
comes to sizing up people as well.
It doesn’t take him but a few seconds to sort the good from the bad.
We have found his conclusions to
be right so often that we normally
take to people Chance likes and
wonder about those he doesn’t.
His eyes apparently see more than
ours, and they do it very fast indeed.
There is often a difference between what men and women see.
I, for instance, don’t notice streaks
on windows, or dirt on them for
that matter. If glass gets so bad I
can’t see through it at all, then I
might notice. Corinne, however,
likes her windows streak-free and
tidy. She also has a thing about
dust while I seldom notice it until
I can write my name in it. I also
suspect that most mothers are
much more observant about what
is going on with their kids than fathers. I notice the major things
about our son, but Corinne takes
observation to a whole new level.
Few things about Chance, no matter how small, go unnoticed with
One thing I have observed way
too much of in the last few months
is snow and ice. I’ve seen so much
of those, in fact, that they are becoming wearisome. Luckily, the
forecast is for daytime temperatures above freezing for quite a
while starting in a couple days.
I’m greatly looking forward to
that. I’m also keeping my eyes
peeled for any indications that
spring is right around the corner.
I’d almost bet you are too. Never
fear. It will come. Let’s keep our
eyes wide open so we can welcome
it with relief and great joy. Where
are those stupid geese? Shouldn’t
they be flying north about now?
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The 147th Army National Guard Band performed for students, faculty and other community members in the school
gymnasium, Tuesday morning, February 11. The band is a group of citizen-soldier musicians stationed in Mitchell. The
members meet one weekend a month and two weeks a year to perform for various civilian and military functions. Their different ensembles have toured around the state of South Dakota, as well as performed on national and world stages. While
they still perform other duties, their main focus revolves around music. The six member instumental and vocal troupe that
visited Philip performed mostly country music.
Country Praises|by Del Bartels
The whole idea of using just one
day to celebrate love is a mistake
waiting to happen. Still, if the acknowledgement of love is especially difficult to coax out of a
certain someone, then making a
specific day for everyone and their
dog to do it only makes sense.
If your dog, your “man’s best
friend,” is the listener of most of
your conversations, the companion of most of your (hunting) vacations, and the only one who cares
to greet you when you come home,
then you are already lost.
If you believe that showing love
all year long is your way of getting
out of a Valentine’s Day gift, then,
yes, you are on otherwise good
footing. But, you still had better
not forget the gift. Even the most
loving person can be dead meat if
they are the only one to not follow
the crowd on Valentine’s Day.
Other possible errors arise
when you have more than one
true love. If you have a spouse,
that person had better be on top
of the list. If you have a spouse
and kids, then all are on top of the
list. There are no second places on
If you do not have a spouse,
then the choices can range from
nil to too many possibilities. If a
guy has a sweetheart, great. If he
has several sweethearts, then
they all may want his heart ...
maybe on a platter.
Logic does not apply on Valentine’s Day. Your love may be on a
diet, but you better not dare bypass the box of chocolate for that
reason. She may be allergic to
most flowers, but you are supposed to know which ones she is
not allergic to. You are supposed to
know what kind of jewelry is hypoallergenic ... or else.
If you have a girlfriend, great.
But the degree of the relationship
is now in question. A 33-year romance is fiction. Valentine’s Day is
when many women hope the relationship will grow. If she is expecting an engagement ring, and you
present her a diamond necklace,
you might survive. If you present
a rod and reel, you may be sleeping with the fish.
Being “cutesy” with a long stem
rose being delivered every hour, or
love poems everywhere she turns
might work. But, the “aww, that’s
nice” reaction does not carry the
weight of “I love it ... and you, too!”
If you think any kind of reciprocation is in order. Wrong. Hope for
a hug, a kiss, maybe a tear of joy.
Do not expect more, like her letting you spend the rest of the
weekend watching sports. Giving
her an attractive dress my lead to
a night out on the town. Giving
her a red-hearted teddy is only
done on television, where the actors can escape during the commercial break.
The error is making Valentine’s
Day not appear sincere, even
though it is on the calender, on
store shelves and in almost every
advertisement. Yep, commercialized sincerity. A top sports executive once suggested that the Super
Bowl be held on February 14. His
wife is still not telling where the
I guess it really is the thought
that counts. Know her well
enough to know what she wants.
Whatever it is, it had better include you and your devotion. For
this one day, and for all the rest of
the year, you are hers.
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February 13, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Betwixt Places| Marsha Sumpter • 837-2048
Good morning from Mesa, Ariz.
Warm enough to send Lynn and
me to find some cooler clothes to
wear. Time to shed my knee high
socks and winter sweaters and go
to layers that can be peeled as
“By now, I’m sure most of you
have heard of the new "felfie"
trend that is taking social media
by storm. As those in the social
media world have become more
obsessed with taking "selfies" of
themselves throughout their daily
routine, farmers and ranchers
have followed suit. I may be biased, by I find the "felfie" (farmer
selfie) much more interesting than
just a selfie of a girl having a good
hair day and making a duck face
with her lips. Felfies range from
hilarious to serious, and they
showcase the hard work agriculturalists do to put food on the
table.” Amanda Redke from “Beef
Daily.” Time for our farmers to
start producing some “felfies,” got
some pretty ingenious folks
around the area.
Monday early morning in Sierra
Vista, Bill was on his way to surgery to have a stint placed in the
heart to restore one of the grafts,
which meant lying flat for about
eight hours. However, while in
ICU he was still not feeling good
and blood pressure was a problem,
so more tests.
Sandee Gittings spent the week
in Rapid. She got to visit with
Troy and Carla Peterson, near
Newcastle, Wyo., and Milton and
Mont., as they happened to be
staying at the same motel. Troy’s
mom, Marj Peterson, is Sandee’s
cousin and the Markuson’s are
Tuesday morning, I was scrambling to get the news to the Pioneer Review. Failure to be able to
get a connection at the hospital, I
hurried to the Riley’s where Max
and Jean made sure I had coffee
and we enjoyed a visit after mission accomplished. The rest of the
day was spent at the hospital. Ken
and Lynn Hartman visited Bill in
ICU after they came back from a
tour of Tombstone and surrounding area.
Tony Harty reported that it was
so cold he didn’t do too much, so
that made for a quiet week in
Kadoka. He did, with the help of
jumper cables, get his van going
each day and collected the mail,
checked out around our place and
visited with L.D. and Shirley Hair.
We have decided there are three
good ways of communication any
more, telegraph (hmmm that one
is about obsolete), telephone and
tell Tony. He has been busy finding out how the stock show was
going during the week by visiting
with his cousin, checking on how
things are going in the world of
the Sumpter saga and sharing the
outcome with various folks around
the community. He also shared
that there are two big land sale
fliers out. One is the old Jetter
place owned by Solberg and the
other is Bill and Carrie Weller
who are selling property in the
Wednesday, Bill went in for another procedure and they put another stint in the heart. Ken and
Lynn had too much time on their
hands and traded their motor
home off for a brand new one.
They stopped by the hospital to
share the details of the trade. The
wife of the fellow in the next bed
enjoyed listening to the fellows
make comparisons of tire size,
horse power etc. She likened it to
when parents are talking about
their kids – like little Mary got a
new tooth, Johnny took his first
step, etc. Uncle Max visited in the
Thursday, I picked up cupcakes
and took to the hospital to share
with the nurses and to celebrate
our 53rd anniversary there in the
hospital. Our nurse of the day was
Kym and she lived in South
Dakota quite a bit of her younger
years. When we said we were from
Kadoka she couldn’t believe it –
her family lived in Kadoka from
1969 – 1972 before moving to Buffalo, S.D. Her name at the time
was Kristi Kym Simonson and her
sister, who she said was the social
butterfly, was Kari. Kym said she
still enjoys friendship with Bill
and Jean Weller’s daughter and
asked about Bill. What a small
world. Well, Bill got to go home
quite late in the day with a list of
things to do diet wise and the
name of a cardiologist in Phoenix
area, just in case we need further
help along our journey.
Friday, Ken and Lynn were busy
swapping things from one RV to
cloudy skies. High 37F.
Winds NW at 10 to 15
mph. Thursday Night:
Partly cloudy. Low near
20F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
another. Bill and I went to visit
Max, Jean and Dorothy. Max put
on home movies and it worked like
magic, Bill fell right to sleep. We
enjoyed a great lunch Max put together, then went to see how the
swap was going for Ken and Lynn
and then back home and Bill slept
some more. He said he felt better
every time he woke up from a nap.
Kelsey Gittings, Jessica Gittings and Wade McGruder were
supper guests at the George Gittings home Saturday. Kelsey had
stayed with Beth Stewart’s kids
Friday night and then spent Saturday and Sunday nights with
grandpa and grandma.
Vi Moody confessed she hasn't
been doing anything except being
on Facebook some days. The week
at Don and Vi's has been taking
care of things at the ranch and relieved to have the tax worksheets
out to her CPA. They had to take
one of the pickups in to Philip to
have the fuel filters replaced and
a tractor in for a grapple fork repair and had a quick lunch. It was
another cold week, so they spent
time indoors going through some
items to get rid of.
A prompt from Fox News about
the hype on the Beatles lately got
Vi searching through her record
albums of the 60s and she found
her Beatles album! Exactly as described: Meet the Beatles "The
first album by England's phenomenal pop combo" ST 2047 by Capitol Records high fidelity in the
blue sleeve. Vi said she is going to
quit hoarding stuff. She's even got
some metal two story doll houses
from the 50s that she played with
in the first grade. Some little tiny
pots and pans and such – fun to
look back on those things as they
are kept at the other house and
still in pretty good shape. Jigsaw
puzzles were fun to put together
on snow days, but Don and Vi
played online video games instead
and Don started his spring cleaning in the shop.
Not a whole lot going on in Sturgis Cathy Fiedler reported, except
it has been too cold to go anywhere except to work. They had
some snow on and off all week
with about three inches on the
ground. Saturday morning, Ralph
and Cathy Fiedler received a surprise phone call from Bob and
Kathy (Oldenberg) Hamman,
Wall, who were in Sturgis for their
granddaughter’s basketball games
and had time between games, so
called and came up to visit for
awhile and enjoyed coffee and
caught up on news until the next
game at noon. Sunday was a real
heat wave with the temperature
reaching 21˚ and sun shining.
“Stay warm everyone. Spring is
Saturday morning, we were all
invited to breakfast where Uncle
Max served up homemade blue
berry pancakes to the whole crew.
We enjoyed a lively card game and
visiting, then said our good-byes
since it was time head ‘em up and
move ‘em out the next day. Thanks
Max and Jean for a wonderful
Meanwhile in the Philip area,
Lee Vaughan and Tim Modde attended the meeting of the South
Dakota Pilot’s Association held in
Oacoma Saturday. Lee graciously
gave a report on the condition of
the airport in Philip and surrounding area.
George Gittings visited Henry
Hanson Sunday evening and
helped some people who had tire
trouble near Gene Deuchar’s on
Horse knowledge contests
Bob Fanning. Field Specialist
Winner Regional Extension Center
The Haakon/Jackson equine team participated in the horse quiz
bowl competition at the 2014 Black Hills Stock Show®. The team
consisted of, from left, Wyatt Enders, Dustin Enders, Savannah
Solon, Gage Weller, and Sage Gabriel. The team won their first
round against Campbell Co., Wyo., and had a great go in the second round, but lost to the team from Butte/Lawrence counties.
The Haakon/Jackson 4-H hippology team tested their knowledge
of horses. The team consisted of, from left, Tagg Weller, Savannah Solon and Cedar Gabriel. along with Tessa Caspers, who is
Cash Rents, Custom
Rates and Hay Prices?
Some of the most frequent questions we get in the Extension Center this time of year deal with land
rental rates, custom operation
rates and hay prices. We’re happy
to try and help people with these
issues, and invite you to call about
anything, but questions like these
lead us directly to surveys that are
generated for that purpose, and
are available online.
Both SDSU and the SD Ag Statistics Service conduct “Cash Rent
& Land Value” surveys that are applicable to South Dakota. The
SDSU Economics Department reports cash rent for irrigated and
nonirrigated cropland, hayland
and pasture/rangeland, as well as
pasture rent in dollars per animal
unit month and land values. This
information is compiled on a regional level and the most recent report can be found at: http://
igrow.org/up/resources/03-70072013.pdf. The SD Ag Statistics
Service lists cash rents, and reports the information on a county
The SD Ag Statistics Service has
not published a SD Custom Rate
Survey since 2004, which is too old
to be useful. Several states neighboring South Dakota publish an-
from the air on the computer. Bill
said that beat any walking. We
would have enjoyed the museum
I’m sure, but you do what is best.
Maybe next year. We are settled in
for a few days stay in Mesa for
now where Gib Hanna was
pleased to see us settled in where
he lives. He had the door open, the
TV on the bowling channel, and
coffee ready to brew. Can’t ask for
better hospitality than that.
Life isn’t tied with a bow…but
it’s still a gift.
the way home. What a blessing
George came along to help when
weather is not the nicest.
Sunday, we broke camp and hit
the trail on the way toward the
Phoenix area. Bill was behind the
wheel of the motor home, but because much walking was a problem, we bypassed another
opportunity to see the Pima Air
and Space Museum and the big
boneyard of the aircraft in the
area. Thanks to Gary Stephensen,
we had the opportunity to view it
nual or periodic custom rate surveys and can be found using an Internet search, or Extension Field
Specialists can provide them to you
or help direct you to them. Some of
the reports are as follows: Iowa www.extension.iastate.edu/publications/FM1698.pdf, North Dakota
(look under “custom rates”):
Hay prices are another interesting issue. For the most part, corn
is corn, wheat is wheat, etc., but
hay is much more variable. Most of
us hear too few reports on the price
of hay in our local areas and it
changes too quickly to stay current
on reporting prices. For questions
on hay prices, we frequently refer
to the USDA “National Hay, Feed
& Seed Weekly Summary”. To access this report along with a host
of state hay reports and sales from
a number of private hay auctions,
and click on “Hay”.
You are welcome to call us if you
want to discuss these issues, but
we generally refer to these resources.
2/18: National Cover Crop and
Soil Health Forum, 9:00 am (CST),
SDSU Extension Centers, Winner,
Sioux Falls and Watertown
We will be closed Monday, February 17th
in observance of Presidents Day.
Friday: A mix of clouds and
sun early, then becoming
cloudy later in the day. High
43F. Winds W at 10 to 15
mph. Friday Night: Cloudy. Low
29F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday: Partly to mostly
cloudy. High 47F. Winds
WNW at 20 to 30 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly
cloudy. Low around 25F.
Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday: Partly cloudy
skies. High 51F. Winds
WSW at 10 to 20
mph. Sunday Night:
Partly cloudy. Low 29F.
Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday: Partly cloudy
skies. High 48F. Winds
W at 15 to 25 mph.
Monday Night: A few
clouds. Low 28F. Winds
WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Hit & Miss
by Vivian Hansen
Thursday, Feb. 13: Philly
Peaches and Cream Gelatin.
Friday, Feb. 14: Stuffed Pollock,
Mashed Red Potatoes, Nantucket
Veggies, Garlic Cheddar Biscuit,
Monday, Feb. 17: Pork Loin,
Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Edward
Veggies, Roll, Diced Peaches.
Tuesday, Feb. 18: BBQ Meatballs, Red Mashed Potatoes, Garden Veggies, Roll, Cranberry Velvet
Wednesday, Feb. 19: Cookout
Day – Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Potato Salad, Ice Cream.
Saturday, February 1, 2014, at
Somerset Court, resident Betty
Lou Sanders had an 80th birthday
party in the third floor hospitality
area. Many friends and relatives
assembled to celebrate Betty’s
birthday with a hefty representation of other Somerset Court residents. There was a big table full of
beautiful and elegant foods and
punch. Happy birthday, Betty.
My daughter, Vinnie Hansen, is
here visiting for a few days from
Santa Cruz, Calif. That is noble of
her to come visit me in the middle
of winter! To leave mild weather
and come out into the unknown.
We have been busy with visiting
other residents, playing scrabble,
doing crossword puzzles, playing
the piano, (Vinnie has a masterful
touch.) and cooking. Today, we
played ping pong poker and were
really lucky with three of a kind
and two pair.
Thank you to the South Dakota
School of Mines and Technology for
the copy of the “Hardrock” magazine. I placed it on the reading
table at Somerset Court. You can
learn about several projects our
students at SDSM&T are working
In the Philip Pioneer Review for
January 30, 2014, there was an article about the shortage of propane
and the high demand. It may be
that certain customers could cut
back on their usage. To use
propane in a luxurious manner,
may contribute to a shortage for
others who can obtain less than a
comfortable amount. Our old
maxime around home was, “Put on
another sweater!” In some cases,
we could heat fewer rooms or do
with a somewhat lower temperature.
Be sure to read Nancy Haigh’s
column, “This, That, and Everything.” She gives helpful hints in
an entertaining manner.
The Rapid City Journal is full of
the Black Hills Stock Show and
Rodeo. This event is growing rapidly and promises to be even bigger
this year. February 6 has been set
aside for sheep day at the James
Kjerstad Event Center on the Central States Fairgrounds. All sorts of
things pertaining to sheep production will be featured.
February 2, 2014, at Somerset
Court, we had church with Terry
Pulse, with Jack Humke at the
piano for hymn singing.
February 2 was Groundhog’s
Day and I feel sure that Puxatawny Phil saw his shadow! At
any rate, we always have six weeks
more of winter weather.
February 2, my daughter, Vinnie,
went for a walk out south of the
Somerset Court building. She enjoyed the prairie grasses and tall
weeds up on the hillside. There is a
path there to walk on. Vinnie
cooked dinner. She made an omelet
with three egss, a yellow pepper,
two tiny tomatoes, and a slice of
cheese. It was delicious. We had a
few left over potatoes, yogurt and
baked beans. Another thing Vinnie
did was straighten out my clothes
closet. Thank you, Vinnnie. She put
all the pants in one area, then
shirts, then jackets. The dresses
she stuck way in the corner because I only wear them on special
February 2, 2014, was Super
Bowl Sunday. The Somerset Court
schedule said that the two teams
playing were the Denver Broncos
and the Patriots. I thought it was
the Seattle Seahawks. (It was the
Seahawks.) Well, Vinnie went up to
the Somerset Court Super Bowl
party on third floor. There was a
fair crowd watching the game.
There were two big TVs going.
There was a big table of waffle and
corn chips and dip, barbequed tiny
weiners, pockets, M&Ms, and beer
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and wine coolers. Thank you for the
nice party. Vinnie left supper at
half-time to see the half-time entertainment. She said it would be a
music group she liked.
Wendline Eliel is probably the
name of the new resident on third
floor. And Wilma Keene moved
down the hall to Maxine Kilmer’s
The Philip Pioneer Review had
an item about the Masonic breakfasts held Sundays in February at
the Bad River Senior Citizen’s Center for the benefit of child I.D. and
other benefits. The cooks shown
were Doug and Branden West and
Monday, February 3, 2014, at
Somerset Court, we had the activity of crafts with Amy. Shawn and
Sandi were there to help. We made
cute Valentines with brown teddy
bears holding pink ribbons. On the
ribbon was big print, the word love
in white. The bears and the banner
were decorated with hearts and
bows in pink and red. Our bears
had a hanger and you may see several of them hanging beside our
apartment doors. We took photos.
Those making bears were Wilma
Gabrielson, Fred Smith, Bette
Reumann, Mary Lou Peters, Eileen
Tenold, Irene McKnight, Marilyn
Butts, Marge Olson, Vinnie and Vivian Hansen. Thank you, Amy,
Shawn and Sandi. Alvin Ellerton
stopped by to visit. Amy also
checked our word searches and
paid us Somerset bucks and put
out new word searches, one for
Groundhog’s Day and one for St.
Valentine’s Day called love me tender.
February 3 in the Rapid City
Journal, we saw the obituary of
Lemuel Oyler. Lem used to live
here at Somerset Court. Our sympathy to Somerset Court resident,
Marilyn Oyler and family and
friends. A group from Somerset
Court planned to attend Lem’s memorial service Wednesday, February 5.
Today, February 3, my company,
Vinnie Hansen took a ride with
Gary Vinson, Somerset Court
driver, to West Main Street to a
yoga place. I believe she walked all
the way back to Somerset Court.
She mentioned the concrete fish
and the statues of the presidents.
Later, my grandson, Clay Hansen,
Fri: 8:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:30 p.m.
Mon: 7:00 p.m.
For updates on movies, call:
February 13, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Salute Lincoln and all heroes
by Bill Kunkle
Abraham Lincoln said we must bind up
the nation’s wounds, to care for him who
shall have borne the battle and for his
widow and his orphan.
is is the command adopted by the Veterans Administration whose service continues today and every day. ey listen to
the horrors of war; wipe away tears remembering those who gave their lives and
the ones who struggle to survive.
eir care makes them heroes, too.
came over for a game of scrabble.
Vinnie was the high scorer, Clay
next, and guess who had the low
Wayne Hansen emailed that he
expects to come out from California
to South Dakota in the near future
for a little visit. He said that it was
raining in California.
In Rapid City, the stock show is
going on. The Rapid City Journal
had a pleasant article with photos
of children visiting the stock show’s
petting zoo. At least 500 people had
visited the petting zoo by noon February 3. The Journal made a special effort to promote “tough
enough to wear pink” t-shirts for
the support of breast cancer research. All proceeds benefit Regional Cancer Care.
Tuesday, February 4, we had the
activity of goofy golf with Sandi
and Shawn there to pick up balls
and keep score. Thank you for this
Fred won the first game and
Betty Sanders the second. Vinnie
took photos on my camera. You
may see your photo by and by in
the Somerset Court scrapbook on
the reading table by the fireplace.
Susan, one of our Somerset
Court activity directors, had the
misfortune of having her house
burn down the night of February 3,
2014. No one was injured. Susan
and her family are staying at her
daughter’s place for the time being.
She has our sympathy. We hope
there will soon be some organized
Sandi called the numbers for
Tuesday afternoon bingo. I missed
part of the winners. Vinnie gave me
the dress hangers she won and also
the Somerset bucks. Thanks, Vinnie.
Vinnie and I played a game of
scrabble and she won with a score
My daughter, Carol Vogan, Colorado Springs, emailed saying
“Thanks, Vinnie, for organizing
mama’s clothes closet.” A good project. She also mentioned the Broncos losing the Super Bowl and that
she had made a new tire cover for
their boat’s spare tire. She also said
that she was going out for lunch
with some friends who share February birthdays.
The Philip Pioneer Review of
January 30, 2014, had a good article about the “Cattle Business
Weekly.” This well-written article
by Codi Vallery Mills tells about
the history and contents of the Cattle Business Weekly newpaper.
Now I would like to read one of
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at
Somerset Court, we had resident
council. Shawn presided at the
meeting and reviewed some highlights for the month of February.
February 6 the party with Sharon
who gives an appreciation party
every year for her customers. She
bakes all sorts of good things. February 7 wear pink and bake for the
Special Olympics (goods sold at
winter festival February 8.) February 12 is the health chat with
nurse Pat. (This will be about
healthy eating.) February 14, St.
Valentine’s Day, so wear red. There
will also be music with Skeeter and
Valentine’s dinner. Movie, “Dance
of the Penguins” has been requested. The Boys’ Club are coming. There is to be a wine and
cheese tasting social, a camp-in
and practice on the stairs and a
trip to a hockey game that we need
to sign up for if we want to go.
It was mentioned that the new
Somerset Court commericals are
very entertaining. One may request to see them.
Thursday, my daughter, Vinnie,
flew back to Santa Cruz, Calif.
Thank you for your visit, Vinnie.
My niece, Wanda Meyer Artz,
wrote that Ed’s son, Mike, Newcastle, Wyo., died January 27. My
sympathy to family and friends.
Wanda and Ed will be busy with
Humboldt’s 125th anniversary during June.
February 5, Somerset Court had
a good turnout for pool. First we
had a game of cut throat with
Sandi, Marilynn Butts and Vivian
Hansen. Then we had a partner
game of eight-ball.
Thursday, February 6, at Somerset Court we had the activity of Wii
My son, Wayne Hansen, phoned
after lunch and said that he was
stuck in Denver. He hopes to reach
Rapid City Thursday evening and
come over to visit.
Daughter of Shana & Doug Hennies
Sioux Falls, SD
Born: November 12, 2013
Somerset Court had bingo in the
afternoon and after bingo we had a
party with Sharon on second floor.
She treated us to delicious apple
and pumpkin pie with whipped
cream, cornucopia crunchies,
frosted cupcakes, hot coffee, red
and green punch. A good crowd attended, it looked like 50 or so.
Thank you, Sharon. Sharon’s mom
and dad were also there and
Sharon’s daughter, Sarah. Several
other youngsters helped carry food
to the guests.
Shawn is arranging a new display in the glass front cupboard on
second floor. It will have Margaret
Jacob’s beautiful collection of
painted plates. Be sure to stop and
Sheridan Hansen, Tiger, age five,
and CeCe, age three, came over for
supper Thursday. What do you suppose they had for supper? Hamburger and fries. They visited with
Ray Kraemer and Jim Holmes. We
walked laps and they kicked the
ball up and down the hall.
first bills of
session into law
Governor Dennis Daugaard has
signed the first bills of the 89th
The first bill signed was
HB1016, “An Act to repeal certain
outdated or unnecessary statutes
and administrative rules pertaining to the Department of Public
Safety.” HB1016 is one of the governor’s red tape repealer bills.
During the 2012 and 2013 legislative sessions, bills were passed repealing 378 unneeded administrative rules and 919 obsolete sections of law, totaling more than
148,000 words. Even more bills
were proposed this year to continue that work.
The governor also signed the following legislative bills.
HB1017 – repeals certain outdated and unnecessary statutes
related to the Department of Social Services.
HB1018 – revises certain provisions regarding the record-keeping process of child welfare
agencies to the Department of Social Services.
HB1024 – places certain substances on the controlled substances schedule and to declare an
HB1026 – transfers the state's
interests in the Webster National
Guard armory and underlying
land to the city of Webster.
HB1027 – transfers the state's
interests in the Watertown National Guard armory to the city of
HB1035 – provides certain provisions relating to the executive
branch internship program.
HB1037 – authorizes the Transportation Commission to establish
limited speed zones on nonstate
trunk highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of
HB1055 – revises certain provisions regarding references to the
Internal Revenue Code.
SB30 – provides for the definition of an advanced practice registered nurse, to remove certification as a function of the Board
of Nursing in issuing a license to
a certified registered nurse anesthetist, and to change the nurses'
education loan assistance program to a scholarship program.
SB56 – revises certain provisions regarding auditing standards used by the Department of
SB57 – repeals certain provisions regarding the regulation of
the trading stamp business.
Church & Community
1986. He retired as a senior reservoir engineer in 1989. Most of his
career involved an extensive use
of computers, which served him
well in volunteer work for nonprofit organizations, including the
Executive Service Corps of Houston. Marv was a volunteer with
the Boy Scouts of America for 45
years. He served in more than 20
leadership positions and received
more than a dozen awards and
honors. His generous gift of service to others will continue to im-
pact our community.
Marv was a man of strong faith.
He loved singing in the choirs,
playing the violin with New Horizons String Ensemble, and participating with the Bridgebuilders
Sunday School class at Memorial
Drive United Methodist Church.
His entire family looked up to
him. Marv was especially known
for his warm smile, his compassionate nature, and his corny
sense of humor. He will be greatly
He is survived by his wife,
Louise, of 58 years; his sons, Rick
and his wife, Tina, and Rodney
and his wife, Gayla; and his
daughter, Marcyn and her husband, Jacques Lord; as well as 10
A memorial service was held
February 1 at Memorial Drive
United Methodist Church in
A memorial has been established to the Boy Scouts Sam
Houston Area Council, www.samhoustonbsa.org/giving/endowment/memorials, or the church or
charity of your choice.
Ira S. Sharpfish_______________________________
Ira Shawn Sharpfish was born
November 26, 1970 at Rosebud,
S.D., to Betty Brushbreaker. He
was raised and loved by Sydney
and Corinne Iwan and also by Ed
and Irene Harrison.
Ira passed away February 7,
2014, at the Community Memorial
Hospital in Burke at the age of 43.
Ira graduated from Todd
County High School in Mission in
1989. He then enlisted in the U.S.
Marine Corps in September of
1989. He served in Japan, the
Philippines and also Desert
Storm. Following the Marines, he
worked at the California Horse
Rental Stables for about six
months. He then moved back to
Rapid City where he went to work
for Bear Country USA, where he
would work for the next four
While working at Bear Country,
he met his future wife, Tammy
Kahler. They were married February 14, 1995, and to this union
was brought Steve, Shawn,
Shawna and Shawntel. In 2001,
the family moved to Burke where
Ira worked various jobs, most recently at the Burke Livestock Auction. Ira was a very giving and
kind person who loved his family.
He enjoyed spending time with his
family and friends, fishing, camping and helping people out. Most
of all, he watched over his daughter, Shawna, who has autism.
Ira was preceded in death by
his grandparents, Ollie and Stella
Iwan; his foster mother, Irene
Harrison; and a brother, Leslie
Ira is survived by his wife,
Tammy; his children, Steve and
his fiancée, Ashley, Shawn,
Shawna and Shawntel; his parents, Syd and Corrine Iwan of
Philip and Ed Harrison; his biological mother, Betty; his motherand father-in-law, Paul and Rose
Kahler; and his siblings, Chance
Iwan, John Sharpfish, Jr. (Lisa),
Lisa Sharpfish, his twin sister,
Jessica (Iris) Iwan, Tia Sharpfish,
Trina Deleon (Guillermo), Ray
Harrison, Kurt Harrison (Ruth),
Edy Harrison (Steve Olson),
Sarah Harrison (Gibby), Martina
Quijas, LeAnn Cisneros (Paul);
brother-in-law, Tim (Felichia)
Kahler; and many nieces and
Services were held February 13
at Grace Lutheran Church in
Burke with Pastor Fred Schurman officiating.
Music was provided by Randy
Casketbearers were Brandon
Casey, George England, Tim
Kahler, John Parshall, John
Sharpfish, Jr., Jeff Williams,
William Grue and Everett Felix.
Grindstone News|Mary Eide • 859-2188
Marvin E. Kiel________________________________
Marvin Eugene Kiel, 84, passed
away January 24, 2014, with his
loving family at his side.
He was born July 3, 1929, in
Highmore, S.D., to Orville Kiel
and Mabel Shoemaker Kiel. He
was the eldest of five children:
Marjorie Persons, Loren Kiel, Dolores Johnson and Fred Kiel.
Marvin grew up on the family
farm, formerly the Shoemaker
homestead, in Haakon County,
South Dakota. He attended Alfalfa
Valley rural grade school in the
Grindstone Community and graduated from Rapid City High
School at Rapid City in 1948.
He graduated from South
Dakota School of Mines and Technology, also located in Rapid City,
in 1953 with a mining engineering
He served four years as a Naval
Air pilot, first flying SNJs and
then P2Vs during the post Korean
Marv then began a 32-year career with Shell Oil Company. After
residing in Washington state,
Oklahoma, Montana, Colorado,
Texas and Louisiana, Marv and
Louise returned to Houston in
February 13, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Another cold week and I feel
sorry for the ones who have to be
out in it. Yes, they do have tractors
with heaters and can keep warm
when they are in the cab, but
there is a lot of hand work to
chores, also. There are gates to
open, ice to chop and many more
little detailed things to do. So,
they are in and out of the cab as
they go about getting the chores
Me, I just stay in the house, although I do go out and sweep or
clean the snow off my walks and
decks. One of those really bad
days, Marvin brought me the mail
from the mailbox when he came to
do the chores. When they went to
town to get repairs or whatever,
they would bring me what I
needed from town.
I heard the forecast for the coming week and it is going to warm
up to 48 to 58 degrees and it might
even get to 60˚ and we might get
rain! That will be a mess to try
and keep the cattle on dry areas to
feed. But the warm weather will
be welcome for all the ranchers
who have had a very cold winter
I was talking to a rancher and
he said don’t get to thinking
spring is here, as we still have to
get through March. And it can get
pretty bad especially when so
many will start calving in March.
I have been trying to watch
some of the Olympics that are in
Russia this year. I like the ice
skating the best of all the sports,
but did enjoy watching the snowboarding also. Some of the games
I have never seen nor heard of, so
guess I don’t know too much about
what it all contains for events. As
of now, America seems to be doing
The cattle market it staying up
and even us farmers who buy
meat can understand why it is
hard for the real low income people to feed their families much
meat. But with the cost of machinery, repairs, cars and trucks, it
takes a lot to operate a ranch also.
Some say they should not raise
the minimum wage, but at $320 a
week that is not much for a family
to live on and even if two work it’s
not that much.
Well, we are not going to solve
these problems, as they have always been a concern and things
have gotten no better and the nation is going deeper in debt trying
to straighten it all out. I do know
one thing you should not spend
more than you have. A person told
me one time that if you could put
$1 away every day from the time
you were a year old, you would be
wealthy at age 65. Could that be
I received this address for Willis
and Charlotte Blom who would
enjoy hearing from friends in the
Philip area. Willis and Charlotte
Blom, Selby Good Samaritan Center, PO Box 299, Selby, SD 57472.
Donna Newman said that she
has been staying home through all
the cold weather, but has enjoyed
company who were willing to get
out to her house. Those who visited were Luke Clements and his
son, Zane, who came to spend the
weekend of February 8 and 9.
While here, he did some work at
his parents’, Mike and Debbie.
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH
Philip – 859-2664 – email@example.com
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.
FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH
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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Midland – 843-2538
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30 a.m.
Ruth Circle: 3rd Tues. at 2 p.m.
February 7, Don and Donna
Olivier, Jan Hewitt and Jack
Hansen came to Donna’s and they
Will and Lola Parks were expected to arrive at Donna’s for
noon dinner Monday, February 10,
and plan on staying a day or so to
visit in the Philip area.
I was sorry to hear of the passing of our mailman, Glenn Allen,
whose funeral service was held in
Chamberlain last week. He was
such a good mailman. We have
been so fortunate to have good
mailmen through the years. Those
who delivered our mail were Don
Sommers, Raymond Clements,
and years back was ? O’Neil,
Peggy Drury’s dad. And now a
good replacement for Allen is Ron
Marlin Evans said she had no
news. She is just staying in out of
the cold, but enjoys playing cards
there at the Senechal Apartments.
Income tax time is here again
and Marvin and Vicki Eide were
in Rapid City Friday to get their’s
done, as were Mike and Gretchen
They reported that they saw
other neighbors doing the same
thing. Christa Fitch called Marvin
and Vicki while they were in
Rapid City and wanted to meet
them in Rapid for supper as she
was coming home from Gillette,
Wyo., where she had been to a
Christa also got to spend some
time with her sister, Carla, while
in Gillette, which they both enjoyed. No matter how often they
get to see each other, they have a
lot to exchange just to keep up
with what is happening in their
families. And of course the cousins
Send obituaries, engagement
& wedding write-ups to:
There is no charge.
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
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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DOWLING COMMUNITY CHURCH
Every Sunday in July
Services at 10:00 a.m.
followed by potluck dinner
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH
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:
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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G. Mann, DDS
always have a great time when
they get to see each other.
Trevor, Brayden and Keagan
Fitch joined Burjes Fitch and they
all went on to the Big Horns to go
snowmobiling. They were to return Monday night. Christa and
the little boys came home.
Richard Rausch, who lives near
Hermosa on Spring Creek reported that his neighbor, Marvin
Maude, came home and his wife
could see the windows of their
home were all smokey. So she put
her hand on the door to the house
and it was hot, so she immediately
called the fire department. By the
time they got there, the house was
completely beyond saving.
I called others, but found that
they were not at home. I know
some people call their cell phones,
but I feel they are out doing something and would not appreciate
being interrupted. So if I don’t get
them at home, I don’t have news
I did get some Valentine’s Day
letters sent out, but still have a
few yet to send. I just wanted to
tell everyone to have a great
Valentine’s Day and to be sure to
tell them and their families how
much they are loved. Sometimes,
we don’t say this to our families
and extended families often
enough and we do need to take the
time to do so, as time passes
quickly and we wake up and it’s
This is true for me too: “When
asked how I spend my free time, I
say ‘Retirement is like a barn. You
can fill it as full as you want or just
leave it empty’.” Richard Gustafson
I try to keep mine about 2/3 full.
At my age, I am just not able to fill
it on up!
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 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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.
Rush Funeral Home
Chapels in Philip, Wall & Kadoka
Jack, Gayle & D.J. Rush
859-2542 • Philip, SD
Sonia Nemec • 843-2564
Midland School Lunch
Monday, February 17 – pizza,
veggie, fruit and milk.
Tuesday, February 18 – chicken
noodle soup, veggie, fruit and
Wednesday, February 19 – runzas, veggie, fruit and milk.
Thursday, February 20 –
chicken patty on a bun, veggie,
fruit and milk.
Though our temperatures continue to be cold, we’ve had a break
from the strong winds and when
you hear the temperatures in the
northeastern part of South
Dakota, guess we don’t have it so
bad. And then, there are those
states with the ice and the snow,
doing without electricity for days,
making one think back to early
October with the devastating wet
rains and heavy snows, taking the
lives of so much livestock. The one
thing that’s a given, we are not in
charge of the weather. In visiting
with Joy Jones by phone and getting her news, we talked of the
cold, and though looking forward
to warmer temperatures, we
talked of the beauty of a cloudless
sky on a cold winter’s night, with
stars filling the sky, graced by a
full moon, shining down on the
snow covered ground. For that
moment in time, on that cold winter’s night, there’s a feeling of
peace and awe, as you wittness,
God’s awesome beauty in that
deep, blue sky.
It never ceases to amaze me just
how quickly times can change in a
week, a month, a year – life is
marked by times and events. Former Midland resident, Miriam
Schilling, is in the hospital in
Gillette, Wyo., with pneumonia. I
talked with her husband, Ivan,
Saturday, he said she is doing better, but is still in intensive care.
Anyone wishing to send Miriam a
card you can send the card to their
home and Ivan will see that she
gets it. The address is: Miriam
Schilling; 2104 Wrangler Rd;
Gillette, Wyo. 82718-8393. Wishing you God’s speed in healing,
We want to welcome Jason and
Christy Harry and their three
children, Dacoda (6), Xander (3)
and Callie (2) who recently moved
to Midland. Jason is no stranger
to Midland as he was a Midland
High School graduate with the
class of 1996. His parents, Keith
and Cheryl Harry, live on the
place of Keith’s parents, Jason’s
grandparents, the late Clinton
and Lucille Harry. Jason works at
Scotchman Industries in Philip
and Christy is a nurse at the
Philip hospital. Jason and Christy
purchased the home they now live
in from Cathy Williams. She and
her late husband, Charlie
Williams, bought that house from
Dallas and Kaye McKinley. In visiting with Keith, he tells that he
and Cheryl are enjoying having
the grandkids and Jason and
Christy closer to home. Keith also
mentioned how much he is enjoying the trunk made by his grandfather, Bill Harry, which was
given to Mary Lou Foster, now
Mary Lou Wallner, many years
ago, and Mary Lou feeling it
should go back to a family member of Bill’s, gave it to Keith. Keith
tells his brother, Lee, visited them
around Thanksgiving time and
enjoyed seeing and hearing the
story of that trunk. That’s what I
call one of those human interest
The house across the street
from us was the home of the late
Bob and Pauline Marrington for
many years. A young couple is in
the process of moving into that
house, having moved a whole lot
of their belongings into that house
and into the double-door garage
Saturday. It will be nice to see
lights on in that house once again.
Many folks know of Petoske
Construction, which has been a
part of Midland and the surrounding community for many years.
worked for Henry (Heinie) Koch in
his heavy equipment business for
a time. In 1949, Clarence started
Petoske Construction, building it
up into a good business with
Clarence and his wife, Arline (Nelson) Petoske, raising a family of
five during those years. In 1982,
they sold the business to their son,
James (Jim) Petoske who carried
on the work ethic of Petoske Construction. Jim and his wife, Barb
(McCormick) Petoske, raised four
children during those busy years
with Petoske Construction. The
legacy of Petoske Construction
spans over 65 years of loyal service to the Midland community and
the surrounding area. Kevin,
Kory, Lori and Amy put an ad in
the local newspaper requesting a
card shower offering thanks and
well wishes to their parents, Jim
and Barb Petoske, as Petoske
Construction is closing its doors!
Though it is mixed with a bit of
sadness, our thanks, our prayers
and well wishes, go with Jim and
Barb, for all that they have done
for the community of Midland and
surrounding area and for carrying
on the legacy of Jim’s parents,
Clarence and Arline Petoske! As
some of you know, Clarence,
‘Smokey’ to most of us, passed
away a number of years ago. Arline is in the Philip Nursing Home
and turned 91-years-old Monday,
February 10, 2014. Happy birthday, Arline! And God’s blessings to
you, Jim and Barb!
Wednesday, February 12, Jim
Petoske, Barbara (Petoske) Jones
and Jody (Petoske) Block planned
to have dinner with their mother,
Arline Petoske, at the Philip
Nursing Home, celebrating her
91st birthday. Following bingo at
the nursing home, Jim, Barb and
Jody have birthday treats to share
with Arline and the residents at
the nursing home. There are plans
for some of Arline’s grandchildren
to play familiar songs on the
piano. Sounds like your birthday
party will be a special day with
Ross and Amiee Block flew out
of the Pierre airport, destination,
Indianapolis, Ind., to the home of
Aimee’s sister, Lindsey Deterding,
and her husband, Ryan, and family. Ross and Aimee were god-parents at the baptism of Lindsey and
Ryan’s son, Joseph. Joseph joins a
sister, Illa! After an enjoyable time
visiting family, it was time to head
home, arriving back on this Monday, February 10.
Last Monday, Prerry Saucerman had a doctor’s appointment
in Philip. Wilma Saucerman rode
along, having a chance to visit her
husband, Gaylord Saucerman, at
the nursing home. Prerry had a
short visit with her mom, Marlin
Evans, at the Seneschal apartments before she and Wilma
headed for home.
Friday night, Talon Saucerman,
Aurora, Colo., stopped in for a
visit with his brother, Tel and Ellie
Saucerman and family at Rapid
City, spending the night. Saturday
afternoon, he headed for Philip
having a chance to visit with his
grandfather, Gaylord Saucerman,
at the nursing home before going
on to the home of his folks, Clint
and Prerry Saucerman, for the
weekend. Sunday morning, he
went to Philip visiting his grandmother, Marlin Evans, at the
Senechal. Later Sunday, Clint,
Prerry, and Talon headed for the
home of Terry and Linda Schofield
for a birthday party for Kaitlyn (8)
and Tanner (2), the kids of Ted
and Michelle Schofield. At the
birthday party besides Clint, Prerry, Talon, and the birthday kids
were Ted and Michelle and twin
girls, Roy and Carol Hunt, Andy
and Kerri Schofield and boys,
Belvidere, Kristina Freeman and
girls, Murdo, Anthony and Ravin
Ellis and family and Lori Nemec
and family, and of course, Terry
and Linda, since it was at their
house. Dustin and C.J. Vollmer
and Addalyn came later in the
day. Everyone enjoyed dinner and
supper, birthday cake, the opening
of presents, and some watching
the Super Bowl game. So, it was a
full evening. Happy birthday,
Kaitlyn and Tanner!
After an enjoyable time with
family, early Monday morning,
Talon Saucerman headed for his
home in Aurora, Colo. Monday,
Clint and Prerry headed for Philip
visiting Gaylord Saucerman at the
nursing home, stopping at the
Senechal to see Marlin Evans before heading home. Thursday,
Clint and Wilma visited Gaylord
at the nursing home and Prerry
visited her mom, Marlin, at the
Senechal. Friday was a full day,
having a doctor’s appointment,
February 13, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Wilma rode with Clint and Prerry
to Rapid City, stopping in at Tel
and Ellie Saucerman’s before
heading home. Tel, Ellie and the
kids were going to the New Lego
movie, reporting it was very good.
Glenda Nemec, Hill City, was at
the home of Tel and Ellie giving
piano lessons to her grandkids,
Emma and Meleah, having supper
and watching some of the Winter
Olympics with everyone before
heading home to Hill City. Now
that’s what I would call a very
busy day the home of Tel, Ellie
Jerry Jones had minor surgery
in Pierre February 6 with an
overnight stay at the hospital getting a ride back home Friday with
daughter, Debbie Trapp and family. Joy reports he is feeling good!
Saturday, Judy Daly rode with
Mike and Debbie Trapp and family to the stock show in Rapid City.
Cody and Audrey Jones were also
at the stock show. Cody and Audrey, and Cassidy Trapp stayed for
the stock show dance that
evening, the rest of the bunch
went on home. Jerry and Joy
Jones didn’t attend the stock
show, but had purchased tickets
for friends of theirs, Al and Susan
Suobada, Custer. The two couples
have been friends for a number of
years. Though Al and Susan are
retired from the jobs they had,
they aren’t ready to be retired, as
yet, so they are now doing their
dream job, driving and delivering
motor homes folks have purchased
to all different places in the
United States. Their car travels
behind the motor homes they deliver, giving them a vehicle to
drive back home. It’s a way to see
the country and get paid in the
process. If you enjoy traveling it
sounds like the perfect job.
Neil Jones is into cars, rather
then the stock show, so he headed
for Sioux Falls this past weekend
to a car show. One interesting car
he saw was entirely stainless
steel, with only four of this type
car ever being built.
Some activities going on at the
Midland School involves students
taking part in the Accelerated
Reading with goals being rewarded with activities. Some of
those activities have been a scavenger hunt in the school gym,
sugar cookies, Christmas ornaments, and jack-o’-lanterns. Sleds
were given to the two top winners,
one in the older group and one in
the younger. Cass Finn won in the
younger group and Kaelan Block
in the older group, with candy and
pop given to all the others. Congratulations, Cass and Kaelan!
Tumbling practice stared at the
Midland School this Monday, February 10, with the preschool being
a part of the tumbling group this
year. Lee Anna Fitzgerald is coach
for the tumblers this year, with
other moms planning on helping.
They will have practice twice a
week and will be performing at
the Education Fair. It’s a time for
kids to share with their parents
and grandparents the things they
have done throughout the school
year. The Midland Community Library also has their annual fund
raiser soup and sandwich supper
that same evening. So, be watch-
ing for dates and times for the upcoming Education Fair.
Gary Snook picked up his mom,
Pat Snook, in Rapid City and they
continued on to Lead to watch the
girls' and boys' basketball games.
Gary and Deb’s son, Garrett
Snook, is on the junior varsity
team. Reports are there was a
good turnout of fans in spite of the
bitter cold. On the way home,
Gary and Pat encountered four
bull elk on the road, luck was with
them, as they managed to miss
hitting those large animals. Deb
Snook was in Sioux Falls with her
dad, Ed Eldridge, as he had major
surgery Friday. At last report, he
was doing well. That is good news,
we wish Ed continued healing.
Pat Snook was a volunteer
usher at several Black Hills Stock
Show rodeos, reporting she got her
rodeo “fix” for a while and that all
performances were great!
Gene and Audrey Jones were in
Rapid City again this past weekend. They headed up there Friday
attending the rodeos Friday and
Saturday nights. They enjoyed
seeing some of the local cowboys
perform, looked around at some of
the displays, seeing many people
to visit with. They spent time with
their daughters, Paula, Julie and
family. Audrey reports she had
some grandma time with little,
Walt, while Gene and Paula
helped Julie clean the office.
Julie’s husband, Jer, was out at
the ranch riding.
Midland Senior Citizens
The Senior Center Citizens met
at the senior center February 3,
2014, for their monthly meeting
with 11 members present. President Kandus Woitte called the
meeting to order and led in the
The minutes of the January
meeting were read and approved.
The treasurer’s report was given.
Robin Opitz moved to accept the
report and George Stroppel seconded it and the motion carried.
Three cards were sent. The bulletin board was done and there
was no maintenance this month.
Beth Flom volunteered to take
the treasurer’s position. Shorty
Woitte moved to accept. George
Stroppel seconded the motion and
Betsy DeLoache will be at the
Center February 12 at 5:00 p.m. to
discuss a book she is writing on
country schools in Stanley and
Haakon counties. She is looking
for information on old country
The monthly potluck will be
February 14, 2014. The meeting
adjourned and games were played
and lunch was enjoyed.
Mickey Woitte, Secretary
Our daughter-in-law, Carmen
Nemec’s grandfather, James G.
Ramey, Deadwood, was chosen as
one of the Pioneer honorees who
were recognized at the 22nd Annual Black Hills Stock Show Pioneer Breakfast February 8. In the
Black Hills Stock Show Special
Edition to “The Profit” there’s a
picture from years back of James
“Jim” Ramey with his favorite hat
on and above the picture it says,
“Like he rode out of a Louis
L’Amour story, a man of true in-
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tegrity and honor.” As the story
goes, Jim bought that hat in 1947
(which he is still wearing) when
he shipped cattle from Interior to
Sioux City, Iowa. There’s an interesting story Jim tells of how his
dad got a start in cattle ranching
in 1905 after a big blizzard. A
neighbor having lost most of his
cows told Jim’s dad if he could find
calves and keep them alive, he
could keep them. His dad found 13
calves and kept them alive, thus
his life as a cattle rancher began.
For health reasons, Jim wasn’t
able to make it to the pioneer
breakfast February 8. His granddaughter, Carmen, and her husband, Jim Nemec, and some of
their kids, along with Carmen’s
aunt, Ann, Bozeman, Mont., represented Jim at that honoree
breakfast. Jim Ramey and his late
wife, Myrtle, had the kind of home
that made you feel welcome the
very first time you met them. Myrtle was one of those people who
could throw a meal together lickety-split, and the best part, that
down-home cooking was delicious
and the conversation was lively.
And stories, oh my, could Jim tell
stories! I remember Christopher
and me going with Jim, Carmen,
and family to Jim and Myrtle’s.
We all enjoyed playing games, and
scrabble was the game of the moment. It was Jim’s turn, he put
down the letters to a word he’d
made up, quite proud of himself,
when Myrtle says, “Jim that’s not
a word.” “Is so says, Jim.” “Find it
in the dictionary then,” says Myrtle. “I would,” said Jim, “but I
don’t have time right now.” We all
burst out laughing, because you
see, Jim was famous for making
up words. Good memories! Congratulations to you Jim!
Jerry and I were at Canistota
last week getting treatments. Oh
my, cold in the eastern part of
South Dakota feels a whole lot
colder than us folks in the western
part of the state. There cold has a
damp bite to it! We drove to
Mitchell having a chance to see
Christopher, Stephanie and Laura
and also getting in on some of the
basketball games with Mitchell
Christian. Christopher is head
coach for the seventh and eighth
grade boys’ basketball team. He
and the assistant do enjoy coaching together. Christopher is also
one of the assistant coaches for
the girl’s varsity basketball. The
seventh and eighth grade boys
were a part of a basketball tournament coming home with second
It’s time to close my column for
another week! According to the
weatherman, temperatures are
warming up starting this Tuesday,
February 11. We are ready for that
warm-up, right? When going to
the post office the other day, I happened to see Josef Opitz at the
post office. I was all bundled up
with a warm winter coat, a cap on
my head and gloves. He had no
cap, no gloves. I asked where was
his cap and gloves? Smiling, he
said, “It’s a beautiful day,” leaving
the post office, humming a
tune.Whenever you see Josef, he
seems to be humming a tune or
whistling a song. Kind of lifts your
spirits and brings a smile to your
face. We’re glad to have Josef and
his wife, Robin (Woitte) Optiz, in
Midland. I leave you with a bit of
advice this Tuesday morning,
“Good examples have twice the
value of good advice.” Have a good
week, and be of good cheer, temperatures are on the rise – according to the weatherman, that is!
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Moenville News|Leanne Neuhauser • 567-3325
Greetings from snow covered,
overcast, frosty, above zero, northeast Haakon County. Not only is it
above zero, it is also wind still! It
feels wonderful! And it is one of
those mornings when the trees are
blanketed with frost – absolutely
gorgeous! I predict it is going to be
a fantastic day!
The extreme cold we have been
experiencing has made everything
more difficult for the ranchers –
water issues, tractors that don't
want to start, more feed to keep
the livestock energized, and more
clothes to keep the ranchers
warm. The warmer days that we
are expecting will be a true gift!
I'm glad to report that we are
nearly healed here at our house.
The cold and flu viruses this year
seem to be especially nasty, and
I'm glad to have them behind us. I
was thinking that I might end up
with bed sores if I continued to
spend so much time on the couch
with my box of tissues! And I'm
sure my husband won't miss seeing a lump on the loveseat, covered with a blanket, hacking and
coughing and blowing my nose. It
feels great to feel good again!
There was no church at Deep
Creek last Sunday. The pastor
wasn't able to come this way due
Nels and Dorothy Paulson have
been staying close to home these
cold days, dealing with frozen
water in the calf corral. Dorothy
said it has been quite a challenge,
but they seem to be on top of
things now. The cats are surviving
the cold, but they are ready for
more warmth, also. Monday, they
went to Pierre to keep eye appointments.
Billy and Arlyne Markwed were
in Pierre a week ago for the Ken
Halligan funeral. Friday, they
went to Pierre to watch a basketball game between Pierre and Aberdeen. Their grandson, Trent, is
the coach of Aberdeen's sophomore
team. Following the game, Kelly
Oberaigner came home with them
to spend the weekend. Kelly is the
girlfriend of Billy and Arlyne's
grandson, Todd, who now lives in
Julian Roseth recently spent
several days in Washington, D.C.,
for U.S. Wheat meetings. Coreen
had a short and not so sweet bout
of stomach flu, but she is fine now.
They went to the Black Hills Stock
Show Tuesday and Friday, and
they spent those nights with
Coreen's sister and brother-in-law.
Their daughter-in-law, Jodi, her
mother, and Jodi's daughter,
Bobbi, took in the Sheep Dog Trials at the stock show last week.
A week ago Sunday, Clark and
Carmen Alleman joined their
friends, Dick and Mary Carter,
and others to watch the Super
Bowl. They stayed in town until
Wednesday, attending Ken Halligan's funeral and keeping appointments. Last Saturday, they
were in Pierre to watch their
granddaughter, Morgan, compete
in a swim meet. Sunday afternoon, Carmen's brother, Duane
Roseth, stopped in for a visit.
Marge Briggs submitted the following weather data for January,
2014: The high temperature was
52˚ on the 25th, and we had two
days with a high of 50˚ or above,
12 days of 40˚ or above, and eight
days with a high temperature of
20˚ or below. The lowest maximum
temperature for the month was 3˚ on the 5th. The low temperature was -16˚ on the sixth, and we
had six times zero or below. The
average high for the month was
32˚, the average low was 11˚, with
a month's average of 21˚.
Precipitation for the month was
.20”. Normal is .35”, leaving us
.15” below normal for the month.
The snow total for the winter to
date is 36.5”.
Ray and Nancy Neuhauser have
been trying to stay warm, just like
the rest of us. They attended the
Halligan funeral last week, and
Nancy paid a visit to Clara Eldridge Friday. Nancy said Clara's
son, Eddie Eldridge, was having
heart surgery that day – hope the
results were good. Nancy attended
a ladies luncheon at the Methodist
church Saturday. Ray has kept
busy with his card groups.
Mark your calendars: The annual Hayes play is coming up. The
dates are March 7th and 8th at
7:00 p.m. CST and March 9th at
2:00 p.m. CST. I'll include more details later. The group always does
a great job!
Also, the Milesville play will be
performed this weekend, if you are
looking for an outing! They do a
great job, too!
Chase and Kelly Briggs and
their four little ones are doing just
fine, settling into a new schedule
with the addition of baby Jacob.
Their daughter, Hailee, turned
five years old Monday, and they'll
be having a party next weekend.
Little Jacob is now a month old,
and he's growing like a weed!
Jon and Connie Johnson have
been busy with taking care of livestock and teaching school. Their
son, Noah, is a member of the Kirley BB gun team, so most every
weekend includes practice at Kirley Hall. Their son, Wyatt, is currently in Orlando, Fla., as a
member of the range judging team
from South Dakota State University. Their group flew out of Minneapolis last Saturday, but travel
delays due to weather complicated
things, and they didn't arrive in
Florida until Sunday. Last
Wednesday, Jon and Connie's son,
Avery, was honored at the stock
show as one of the scholarship recipients – congratulations to him!
Jon, Connie and Avery attended
the banquet, and Noah spent some
time with friends in Rapid City.
Monday evening, Connie and
Duane Roseth attended a parish
meeting in Phiip.
Frank and Shirley Halligan
were in town Thursday to tend to
some business. They met Jim,
Barb and Ryan Halligan for supper before coming home. Friday,
they went to Buffalo, as Faith was
playing in the Little Moreau Conference Tournament, and it gave
them a chance to see Frank's sisters and tend to more business. We
had supper with Laura and Tim
Olson, Frank's sister, and then
went to the game. Faith was victorious this time, as they had been
beaten by Harding County earlier
in the season. Frank and Shirley
didn't go to the championship
game Saturday since they could
listen to it on the Lemmon Radio
Station. Faith did win the tournament, so they are the Little
Moreau Conference Champions,
beating McIntosh. Shirley mentioned that last week, their friend,
Connie Weishaar, was in a wreck
coming to Ken Halligan's burial at
the Black Hills National Cemetery. She is in the Rapid City hospital with foot and ankle injuries,
and they ask that everyone keep
her in their prayers as she recovers.
Duane and Lola Roseth attended a few events at the Black
Hills Stock Show last week, and
Sunday Duane spent time visiting
with Clark and Carmen Alleman.
Monday, Lola was in Philip to visit
her mother, Joy Klima, and also to
attend a meeting. While she was
in town, she took time to stop at
Larry and Linda Smith's home to
check out the water damage
caused by a frozen pipe. After she
got home, she took the snowmobile out for a while – brave
woman! It was cold!
Kevin Neuhauser has been
nursing a cold, so he's been staying kind of close to home. His wife,
Mary, was out for the weekend.
Kevin didn't mention that Mary
was doing any painting – maybe
she ran out of walls! She can certainly come to my house – I have
lots of painting to do!
Ed Briggs was in Pierre Saturday. He met his friend, Beth, and
her parents there, and they went
to Highmore for a boys’ basketball
game. Beth's son plays for Jones
County. While they were in Highmore, Ed stopped to visit his aunt,
Ruth Neuhauser. Ed returned
home after having supper in
Pierre. Monday, Ed left a vehicle
in Philip to be repaired, and he
rode home with Kevin. They guys
enjoyed some card playing and
visiting Monday evening.
Lee and Mary Briggs drove to
Texas a week ago Friday, so Lee
could attend a telephone conference in San Antonio. While Lee attended his meeting, Mary spent
time visiting her sister, Sally
Sanderson, and niece, Kristi
Sartin. They headed back to South
Dakota Wednesday afternoon and
took their time getting back. They
stopped in Guthrie, Texas, Thursday. Mary said the roads were just
like South Dakota in winter –
snow packed and icy from Canadian, Texas, to Liberal, Kan! They
arrived home late Friday night.
They went to their daughter,
Keva's, home at Vale Sunday afternoon to help her celebrate her
birthday. They took Keva and sons
Seth and Zane out for dinner then
spent the rest of the afternoon
Our week here was very uneventful – aside from our regular
work, we just spent our time taking turns coughing! What a pathetic pair we have been – thank
goodness things are better now.
We'll be heading to Philip later
today to the livestock sale. Our
daughter, Chelsea, is spending
this week helping Bunky and Connie (Neuhauser) Boger at the
Florida State Fair. It is nice for
her to see friendly faces, and it is
nice for them to have some extra
This week, I am grateful for
health! It is pretty easy to take it
for granted when you are feeling
I hope you'll go out and make
this a wonderful week! Enjoy the
warmer temperatures and get
some fresh air. I am looking forward to when I can open the windows – maybe later this week!
Glimpses of Dakota history
February 13, 2014 • Pioneer Review
north of Nowlin,
by Bill Kunkle
S.D. He mainIt is fitting as
tained an office
we approach the
in Yankton, too.
the formation of
the Dakota TerriKunkle, grew up
tory, to take a
there, was a
look back at its
cowboy, but on
perApril 1, 1926,
spective and restarted his job
flect on its future.
with the Chicago
The year was
1861 and the new
Railroad Comt e r r i t o r y
for Earl Root. He
what are now the
spent all his
working life as a
of the Dakotas to
the Rocky Mounin towns betains. The small
tween Ft. Pierre
and Rapid City.
Yankton was desWe never had
ignated the new
Esther and Ole Kunkle with son Billy, age 2.
indoor toilets, livcapital city.
ing in railroad
It wasn’t long
native to the plains, as they made housing until I was 16 when I ran
before this part of America was
their way west and were not too off to join the U.S. Marine Corps.
discovered by the rest of the nawell welcomed in what is now Ft.
Later, I joined the Navy Medtion and by people in faraway
Pierre, and it was a place that ical Corps. I did not want to kill,
countries as well. The Missouri
played host to General George so my service consisted of saving
River helped in making the westCuster,
Hickok, lives. The horrors of war were part
ern expansion accessible to the
Calamity Jane and prospectors of my life when I saw suffering
prairie. And that river made what
and adventurers during the Black and death every day in Pearl Harbecame known as what seems like
Hills Gold Rush.
bor. After the war, I took up work
to distinct areas, “East River and
And later, free land became where I saved lives as a fireman,
West River.” The east river was
available to homesteaders, includ- a police officer, and a personal inmore flat and became a great agriing my grandfather, Harry Kun- jury adjustor.
cultural region. West River was
kle. He was what was called
I learned how precious life is in
marked by hills and valleys more
Pennsylvania-Dutch, who immi- all forms. Today I am a vegetarian
suited for livestock production.
grated from the part of Germany and am devoted to kindness and
When I was a kid, we called East
known as Alsace, arriving in the faith of my forefathers.
River people “clod hoppers” and
Pennsylvania in 1740.
It has been said, “Grief is the
West River “cowboys.”
He wanted to “go west,” arriv- price we pay for love.”
But it was western Dakota, the
ing in what is now South Dakota.
But God molds our character
place of western lore, that has alHe studied law and was a promi- through discomfort. Persevere,
ways interested me most. It’s the
nent lawyer, but loved West River never give up.
place where Lewis and Clark encountry and took a homestead
countered the indigenous people,
Valentines for veterans
by Larry Zimmerman
This week we will all be scrambling to find the perfect card and
the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.
We’ll spend hours trying to find a
box of candy, flowers, stuffed animals, jewelry or an electronic
gadget. Or we’ll take the easy way
out and make a reservation for
lunch or dinner.
Perhaps this is a good year to
start a new Valentine’s Day tradition – thank a veteran. It won’t cost
much, and it’s sure to bring enormous pleasure to our veterans to
whom we owe so much. Always remember, they wrote a blank check
made payable to "The United
States of America," for an amount
of "up to and including their life."
We at the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs believe in
emphasizing our commitment of
caring and courtesy by putting veterans first, serving those who have
given so much to this nation. We
consider it an honor and a privilege
and are committed to meeting the
ever changing needs of our veterans.
Recently, we kicked off one of the
most aggressive outreach campaigns in the history of the department – Operation Reaching All
Veterans. Operation RAV is our initiative to meet every veteran in
South Dakota and to offer assistance with federal, state and local
There are over 75,000 veterans
living in South Dakota who range
in age from World War II veterans
to those who are currently serving.
Many aren’t aware of all of the benefits they are eligible to receive.
Operation RAV is a great campaign
to ensure our veterans are aware of
the services that are available to
Encourage veterans to attend
one of the numerous open house
events. Watch for advertisements
in local newspapers or check out
the department’s upcoming events
Remember to thank our veterans; it’s a unique gift that lasts forever.
February 13, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Brawlers run away with Black Hills Classic wrestling win
Austin Pinney gets his opponent on his back during the Black Hills Classic
wrestling tournament in Hill City.
Geoﬀrey DeVries gets this opponent down for a successful pin.
The Philip Area grapplers
headed to Hill City for the Black
Hills Classic wrestling tournament
February 8, coming away with a
Head coach Matt Donnelly noted
that everyone wrestled well, coming away with wins in most weight
classes. A new tournament in Sioux
Falls pulled away some of the competition; leaving their junior varsity teams to particpate at Hill
City. He said there was still some
very good competition for the Badlands Brawlers.
Nick Donnelly was named as
outstanding wrestler for the tournament.
Team points were: Philip Area –
276, Rapid City Central Junior
Varsity – 162, Sturgis Junior Varsity – 120, Hot Springs – 117.5,
Lemmon/McIntosh – 104.5, Sully
Buttes – 82.5, Rapid City Stevens
Junior Varsity – 73, Douglas – 69,
Hill City – 58, Belle Fourche – 55,
Elementary Students of the Month
These elementary students are Super Scotties for January
2013. They have earned the distinction through different
individual displays of good character. Each teacher selects
at least one of their students at the end of each month.
Logan Ammons gets this opponent in a headlock which resulted in a 2:21 pin.
Custer – 54, St. Thomas More –
51.5, Moorcroft-Hulett, Wyo. – 46,
Newell – 45, Spearfish – 42,
Lead/Deadwood – 29, Sundance,
Wyo., – 24, Red Cloud – 4
106 lbs: Bryan Letellier
•Maj. Dec. by Bailey Norton (LD)
•Pin by Matt Wiley (STUJV) 0:35
113 lbs: Keagan Fitch 6th
•Pin Wyatt Pulscher (HS) 1:27
•Tech Fall by Dirk Wolf (L/M) NA
•Dec. by Dalton Jones (STUJV) NA
•Forfeit to Kody Hagen (HS)
120 lbs: Trey Elshere
•Dec. by Corey Hockenbary (BF) NA
•Pin Steele Feugen (RCSJV) 3:45
•Pin by Averee Palmer (RCCJV) 4:03
126 lbs: Jed Brown 1st
•Pin Dillon Giacametto (BF) 2:40
•Pin Blake Hansen (CUS) 1:26
•Maj. Dec. Jacob Zacher (BF) NA
•Dec. Marshall Swanson (HLC) NA
132 lbs: Rance Johnson 1st
•Pin Colton Jackson (DOU) 3:37
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•Pin Tyler Aukes (DOU) 1:33
•Pin Aruguello 1:54
195 lbs: Gavin DeVries 2nd
•Pin Jon Hansen (STM) 1:58
•Pin Braydon Peterson (L/M) 3:28
•Dec. by David Sigdestad (CUS) NA
220 lbs: Logan Ammons 1st
•Pin Joel Carpenter (STU) 1:26
•Pin Ben Marchand (CUS) 2:56
•Pin Garrett Clark (L/M) 2:21
285 lbs: Geoffrey DeVries 6th
•Pin by Charlie Abourzek (RCSJV) 1:00
•Pin Kevin Gabert (BF) NA
•Pin by Brandon Kneebone (DOU) 1:31
•Pin by Abourzek 2:37
This Saturday, February 15,
Philip Area hosts the Badland
Brawlers Wrestling Tournament in
Wall. Action starts at 10 a.m.
Brucklacher is Rising Star
of the West contestant
Philip High School senior Gavin
Brucklacher is a candidate for Rising Star of the West.
KEVN Black Hills FOX TV is
again sponsoring its “Rising Star
of the West” competition is which
$7,500 will be awarded in scholarships. First place will receive
$4,000, second place $2,000, third
place $1,000, and fourth place
The last time that Philip High
School had a contestant in the
contest was in 2008 when Tylissa
Fitch made the cut.
To enter, Brucklacher created a
video segment between 30 to 60
seconds long. It showed him
speaking about a topic that interested him, his fellow students or
the reporting of events occurring
in his high school community.
Brucklacher’s specific topic was a
personal one, relating to the accident of his cousin Dalles Brucklacher and the usage of seat belts.
His entry was chosen by the
KEVN Black Hills FOX staff. Now
he is one of the participants to
take part in the on-air news contest starting in February. He
taped his next video, an on-air
segment, at the KEVN studio,
Vote on www.blackhillsfox.com for Gavin Brucklacher as “Rising Star of the West.”
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vote for the contestant of their
choice on the website http://www.
Each week for four weeks a finalist is chosen. The first, a
Lead/Deadwood High School student, was announced February 10.
These four will compete in April
and May for the “Rising Star of
the West” title and their share of
$7,500 in scholarships.
Finalists must be available to
come to the KEVN studios in
March and April to prepare for the
final on-air competition. Scholarship awards will go toward higher
education and will be paid directly
to the college of the student’s
choice as credit toward tuition.
The young Amateur Athletic
Union wrestlers participated in
various meets this past week.
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A total of 359 students at
Mitchell Technical Institute have
been placed on the fall semester
2013 presidents list. Full time students enrolled in a minimum of 12
credits with a term grade point average of 3.5 or higher receive this
Included on the list are:
Thomas Doolittle, son of Aaron
and Angie Doolittle, Midland –
Dusti Berry, daughter of David
and Tonya Berry, Milesville – agricultural technology
Bradley Huffman, son of Jess
and Angela Martin, Milesville –
electrical construction and maintenance
Joshua Quinn, son of Tim and
Lori Quinn, Milesville – power
Kyle Schulz, son of Karl and Val
Schulz, Philip – farm power technology
•Pin Nate Tilley (DOU) 3:13
•Pin Lane Schuelke (NEW) 3:46
138 lbs: Nick Donnelly 1st
•Pin Jacob Lagsdin (STUJV) 3:18
•Pin Austin Wiley (SB) 2:28
•Dec. Nathen Dressen (RCCJV) NA
•Pin Jake Oberpriller (HS) 1:54
145 lbs: Kaylor Pinney 2nd
•Pin Cody Siemonsma (HLC) 4:52
•Pin Daniel Espinosa (RCSJV) 4:45
•Dec. James Karrels (STUJV) NA
•Maj. Dec. by Ty Welsch (RCCJV) NA
145 lbs: Austin Pinney 4th
•Pin Jared Boswell (DOU) 5:32
•Dec. by Patrick Wilson (L/M) NA
•Pin Chase Nincehelser (SB) NA
•Dec. Karrels NA
•Pin by Patrick Wilson (L/M) 2:53
152 lbs: Lane Blasius 1st
•Pin Damian Hall (SPR) 1:06
•Pin Duell Tomac (L/M) 2:18
•Pin Jace Anderson (SB) 1:31
•Pin Trey Nachtigall (HS) 1:21
160 lbs: Reed Johnson 2nd
•Pin Philip Gilliland (SB) 0:21
•Pin Aaron Lexa (HLC) 2:38
•Dec. Reece Jolley (MOR) NA
•Pin by Jared Harkless (HS) 3:33
170 lbs: Chandlier Sudbeck 1st
•Pin John Sullivan (SUN) 0:46
•Pin Blake Crowser (PHILJV) 1:22
•Tech Fall Dylan Hill (SB) NA
170 lbs: Blake Crowser 5th
•Dec. Clayton Innis (DOU) NA
•Pin Jackson Mossman (HS) 4:35
•Pin by Sudbeck 1:22
•Pin by Gage Skillingstad (HLC) 3:33
•Forfeit by Sullivan NA
182 lbs: Grady Carley 1st
•Pin Leo Aruguello (DOU) 1:16
•Tech Fall Gabe Sandal (PHILJV) NA
•Pin Austin Wyss (RCSJV) 2:41
182 lbs: Gabe Sandal 3rd
•Pin K.C. Bitterman (RCSJV) 1:36
•Pin Conner Braun (HLC) 0:17
7-8 year olds: Talan Anderson – 2nd; Kash
Slovek – 6th
9-10 year olds: Ryker Peterson – 2nd; Stratton Morehart – 5th; Jyntre Coller particpated
11-12 year olds: Jayden Coller – 1st; Reece
Heltzel – 3rd; McCoy Peterson – 3rd; Bosten
Morehart – 5th; Laeton Anderson and Jesse
13-14 year olds: Colby Fitch – 6th; Parker
7-8 year olds: Lincoln Koehn – 1st
9-10 year olds: Jyntre Coller – 2nd
11-12 year olds: Jayden Coller – 1st; L. Anderson – 2nd
6 and under: Carson Fugate – 44 lbs., 1st;
Terik Haynes - 38 lbs., 2nd
7-8 year olds: Slovek – 54 lbs., 1st; Talan
Haynes – 54 lbs., 2nd; Koehn – 88 lbs., 1st;
9-10 year olds: Tukker Boe – 48 lbs., 4th;
Brit Morrison – 57 lbs., 3rd; Levi Williams –
63 lbs., 1st; Colden Kramer – 63 lbs., 2nd;
Cohen Reckling – 108 lbs., 2nd
11-12 year olds: Ethan Burnett – 63 lbs.,
3rd; Myles Clements – 90 lbs., 4th; Victor
Dennis – 135 lbs., 4th
February 13, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Lady Scotties lose to Faith Scotties bring down Wall
The Philip Lady Scotties basketball team traveled to Faith, Tuesday, February 4, to challenge the
The first quarter of the varsity
game was close play, ending with
Philip trailing only one field goal
behind Faith. The second and
third quarters saw a pulling away
by the Longhorns. The Scotties
gained more points in the final
quarter than in any other quarter,
but it was not enough. Philip came
home with a loss.
1 2 3 4
7 9 16 25
9 18 32 44
Field goals: Philip – 10/56 - 18%
Free throws: Philip – 5/13 - 38% Faith –
20/30 - 67%
Three point goals: Philip – 0/3
Philip scorers: Bailey Radway – 7, Tia
Guptill – 6, Madison Hand and Jordyn
Dekker – 4 each, Hanna Hostutler – 3, Ashton
Reedy – 1
Faith scorers: Shanna Selby – 19, Madison Vance – 10, Ashton Delbridge – 8
Rebounds: Philip – 23 Faith – 28 Philip
leaders: Dekker – 5, Reedy – 4, Guptill and
Justina Cvach – 3 each, Ellie Coyle, Kaci
Olivier, Hand and Radway – 2 each
Assists: 8 Leaders: Hand – 3, Hostutler –
2, Guptill, Olivier and Radway – 1
Steals: 14 Leaders: Guptill – 3, Hostutler,
Hand, Radway and Cvach – 2 each, Coyle,
Reedy and Dekker – 1 each
Blocks: 4 Leaders: Dekker – 3, Guptill – 1
Turnovers: Philip – 26 Faith – 28
Fouls: Philip – 24 Faith – 14
The Philip junior varsity started
their game ahead of Faith, and
continued through to the last
buzzer. The first quarter saw action but very little scoring. Before
the first half was over, both teams
were warmed up and getting on
the scoreboard. During the third
quarter, the Scotties kept the
Longhorns down to just two points.
The final quarter was a runaway
for both teams. Philip visited the
scoreboard more in the last quarter than in any other. They allowed
Faith to tally more points than
during the first three quarters
combined. Still, Philip came home
with an easy win.
1 2 3 4
4 15 21 36
2 9 11 24
Field goals: Philip – 11/44 - 25%
Free throws: Philip – 14/26 - 54% Faith –
4/10 - 40%
Philip scorers: Coyle – 9, Guptill – 8,
Cvach – 7, Peyton Kuchenbecker – 5, Reedy –
4, Elise Wheeler, Libbi Koester and Sam
Schofield – 1 each
Faith scorers: Brooklyn Schauer, Katie
Bogue, Kaylin Groves and Brooke Lemmel –
Rebounds: Philip – 23 Faith – 37 Philip
leaders: Kuchenbecker and Cvach – 6 each,
Reedy – 3, Coyle, Guptill and Koester – 2
each, Peyton DeJong and Christine Womack –1
Assists: 8 Leaders: DeJong and Cvach – 2
each, Coyle, Kuchenbecker, Koester and
Steals: 15 Leaders: Guptill – 7, Coyle – 5,
Koester – 2 Reedy – 1
Blocks: 1 Leader: Guptill – 1
Turnovers: Philip – 21 Faith – 32
Fouls: Philip – 18 Faith – 22
Fouled out: Philip – Coyle
Scotties mauled by Tigers
The Philip Scotties basketball
team traveled to New Underwood,
Tuesday, February 4, to go up
against the Tigers.
The Scotties and Tigers fought
an audience-grabbing first quarter, in which Philip scrambled for
a three-field goal lead. The rest of
the first half continued with balanced action, ending with Philip
still holding on to a three-point
The first part of the game’s second half saw a turn around. Philip
was blocked by New Underwood’s
rejuvenated defense. The Scotties
were held to their lowest scoring
quarter of the game.
Philip’s Nelson Holman led his
team in scoring with 17 points,
and he was five for eight on threepointers.
Even with connecting over 50
percent of their field goals and 75
percent of their free throws, the
Scotties were behind by six points
at the final buzzer.
1 2 3 4
24 37 47 60
18 34 51 66
Field goals: Philip – 18/42 - 43% New Underwood – 22/41 - 54%
Free throws: Philip – 3/4 - 75% New Underwood – 10/13 - 77%
Three-point goals: Philip – 7/23 - 30%
New Underwood – 4/13 - 31%
Philip scorers: Nelson Holman – 17,
Kruse Bierle – 14, Tristen Rush – 11, Paul
Guptill – 7, Ben Stangle – 6, Brody Jones – 5
New Underwood scorers: Brandon
Koch – 27, Clay Farland – 14, Jhett
Finkbeiner – 13, Tanner Brindley – 10
Rebounds: Philip – 19 New Underwood –
24 Philip leaders: Bierle – 7, Jones and Rush –
3 each, Stangle and Guptill – 2 each, Holman
and Jace Giannonatti – 1 each
Assists: Philip – 17 New Underwood – 12
Philip leaders: Rush – 6, Holman – 4, Jones
and Guptill – 3 each, Bierle – 1
Steals: Philip – 9 New Underwood – 6
Philip leaders: Holman – 3, Bierle and Guptill – 2, Jones and Rush – 1 each
Turnovers: Philip – 11 New Underwood –
Fouls: Philip – 13 New Underwood – 7
Fouled out: Philip – Holman
The Philip junior varsity ended
its first quarter trailing their opponents. The second quarter saw a
slight diminishing of the gap, but
Philip went into halftime still be-
hind. The third quarter was not
kind to the Scotties. They battled
to no avail, and were still behind
the Tigers come the final buzzer.
1 2 3 4
7 15 16 24
12 17 29 39
Field goals: Philip – 10/38 - 26% New Underwood made 15
Free throws: Philip – 4/15 - 27% New
Underwood – 9/18 - 50%
Three-point goals: Philip – 0/2
Philip scorers: Chase Wright – 9, Giannonatti – 5, Stangle, Garrett Snook, Cooper
West, Clayton Fosheim and Braden
Puhlman – 2 each
New Underwood scorers: Bradey
Wolken – 12, Justin Oberlander and Stetson
Stover – 8 each, Lane Bryne – 4 each, Kellyn
Flint – 3, Colton Clemens and Nick Baker –
Rebounds: Philip – 20 Philip leaders:
Wright – 12, Giannonatti – 3, Snook – 2,
Stangle, Fosheim and Puhlman – 1 each
Assists: 6 Leaders: Stangle – 3, Snook,
Fosheim and Puhlman – 1 each
Steals: 7 Leaders: Stangle, Snook and
Wright – 2 each, West – 1
Turnovers: Philip – 16
Fouls: Philip – 17 New Underwood – 13
Fouled out: New Underwood – Stover
Scotties stumble in Lead
Stepping up their training and
skills, the Philip Scotties basketball team traveled to Lead, Friday,
February 7. Being a “B” school in
District 14, they challenged the
“A” Lead/Deadwood Golddiggers
of Region 8.
The first quarter of the varsity
game saw the Scotties trailing by
just five points. By halftime, that
trailing was tightened to only two
Third quarter action ended with
Philip needing to make up a
deficit of 11 points. No headway or
loss was seen, as the Scotties
could affect no change to that gap
before the game’s end. Philip now
holds an eight win, seven loss season record.
Paul Guptill was selected as the
Philip player of the game. He
scored 17 points, which included
15 in the second half to keep the
Scotties in the game.
1 2 3 4
13 23 31 52
Lead/Deadwood 18 27 42 63
Field goals: Philip – 21/49 - 43%
Free throws: Philip – 10/19 - 53%
Three-point goals: Philip – 0/3
Philip scorers: Paul Guptill – 17, Kruse
Bierle – 12, Nelson Holman – 8, Ben Stangle – 6, Tristen Rush – 4, Brody Jones – 3,
Chase Wright – 2
Rebounds: Philip – 22 Leaders: Bierle –
11, Jones – 5, Holman – 2, Rush, Stangle,
Jace Giannonatti and Wright – 1 each
Assists: Philip – 12 Leaders: Holman – 7,
Rush – 2, Stangle, Gavin Brucklacher and
Bierle – 1 each
Steals: Philip – 9 Leaders: Holman – 3,
Stangle – 2, Jones, Rush, Brucklacher and
Guptill – 1 each
Turnovers: Philip – 20
Fouls: Philip – 15
The Philip junior varsity ended
its first quarter trailing their opponents by only one field goal. The
second quarter saw a stumbling
by the Scotties. The third quarter
was a major comeback attempt,
where the Scotties scored more
points than in the entire first half.
That burst burned out during the
1 2 3 4
17 21 43 53
Lead/Deadwood 19 41 54 71
Field goals: Philip – 17/58 - 29%
Free throws: Philip – 18/33 - 55%
Three-point goals: Philip – 1/9 - 11%
Philip scorers: Giannonatti – 22, Stangle – 17, Snook – 7, Wright – 6, Braden
Puhlman – 1
Rebounds: Philip – 22 Leaders: Giannonatti – 9, Wright – 8, Puhlman – 2, Cooper
West, Snook and Coy Kramer – 1 each
Assists: 4 Leaders: Snook – 2, Giannonatti and Wright – 1 each
Steals: 15 Leaders: Snook and Giannonatti – 4 each, Stangle and West – 3 each,
Wright – 1
Turnovers: Philip – 24
Fouls: Philip – 19
Fouled out: Philip – Stangle and Wright
Lady Scotties lose on the road
Philip’s Lady Scotties challenged the Lead/Deadwood Lady
Golddiggers on Lead’s home court
last Friday. The Scotties, a District 14B varsity team, held their
own against their “A” basketball
The February 7 game began
with the Scotties in deep trouble.
Their only mark on the scoreboard
in the first quarter was a single
free throw. In the second quarter,
though, they came back strong. By
halftime Philip had tied the score.
The third quarter was close play,
ending with the Lady Scotties
trailing by just three points. The
final quarter saw Philip’s offense
and defense not holding together.
Lead kept pulling away to the end
of the game.
1 2 3 4
1 16 25 34
Lead/Deadwood 9 16 28 41
Field goals: Philip – 12 made Lead/Deadwood – 11 made
Free throws: Philip – 10/22 - 54%
Lead/Deadwood – 16/29 - 55%
The Philip junior varsity game
was a much closer contest from
start to finish. One point was the
difference at the end of the first
quarter, and also at the end of the
first half. The third quarter saw a
slight spreading of Philip’s lead to
a whopping three points. The final
quarter ended with just one field
goal’s difference on the scoreboard, in the Scotties’ favor.
1 2 3 4
7 16 28 36
Lead/Deadwood 6 15 25 34
wood – 11 made
Free throws: Philip – 7/17 - 41%
Lead/Deadwood – 9/16 - 56%
Three-point goals: Philip – 1 Lead/Deadwood – 1
The next contest for the Philip
Lady Scotties will be a doubleheader in Lyman against the Lady
Raiders, Friday, February 14,
starting at 3:00 p.m.
A rebound from behind an opposing player actually had a
chance, that is if Kruse Bierle is the player doing it.
The Philip Scotties and the Wall Eagles clashed in
a Philip home game, Monday, February 10.
Philip came to the game with an 8-7 win/loss season record. Wall came to the game with a 11-4
Wall tipped the scoreboard by one point at the end
of the first quarter. Philip came back, though, to hold
a five-point advantage by halftime. The Scotties held
their lead throughout the rest of the game.
1 2 3 4
8 23 36 60
9 18 30 44
Field goals: Philip – 15/39 - 38% Wall – made 14
Free throws: Philip – 15/20 - 75% Wall – 4/8 - 50%
Three-point goals: Philip – 6/11 - 54% Wall – made 3
Philip scorers: Nelson Holman and Kruse Bierle – 16 each,
Brody Jones – 11, Paul Guptill – 10, Ben Stangle – 5, Tristen Rush –
Wall scorers: Tyler Peterson – 12, Trevor Anderson – 11, Clancy
Lytle – 9, Carson Johnston – 4, Les Williams and C.J. Schulz – 3 each,
Tucker O’Rourke – 2
Rebounds: Philip – 36 Leaders: Bierle – 17, Rush – 7, Jones and
Guptill – 5 each, Jace Giannonatti – 2
Assists: Philip – 10 Leaders: Rush – 4, Holman – 3, Jones – 2,
Guptill – 1
Steals: Philip – 4 Leaders: Holman, Jones, Rush and Bierle – 1
Blocks: Philip – 3 Leaders: Bierle – 2, Guptill – 1
Turnovers: Philip – 15
Fouls: Philip – 12 Wall – 19
Brody Jones does a back turn from under an Eagle player to
attempt this shot.
The Philip junior varsity ran into trouble at the
start of their game. But, like the varsity, they pulled
away from their first quarter deficit to end the first
half with the lead. The second half was not kind to
Philip. Wall retook the lead and held it to the final
1 2 3 4
3 19 24 30
12 17 33 39
Field goals: Philip – 10/43 - 23% Wall – made 17
Free throws: Philip – 10/19 - 53% Wall – 2/3 - 67%
Three-point goals: Philip – 0/5 Wall – sank 1
Philip scorers: Chase Wright – 12, Stangle, Cooper West and Giannonatti – 6 each
Wall scorers: Allan McDonnell – 9, Camden Sawvell – 8, Rylee
Schrieber – 6, Cody Huether, Carter Elshere and Riley Ruland – 4
each, David Sharp and Cass Lytle – 2 each
Rebounds: Philip – 24 Leaders: Wright – 10, Stangle and Giannonatti – 5 each, West – 2, Coy Kramer and Braden Puhlman – 1 each
Assists: 6 Leaders: Stangle and West – 2 each, Wright and
Kramer – 1 each
Steals: 16 Leaders: Stangle, Giannonatti and Wright – 4 each,
West – 2, Snook and Clayton Fosheim – 1 each
Turnovers: Philip – 18
Fouls: Philip – 11 Wall – 17
Wait for it! Tristen Rush held off until gravity forced his Wall
defender to come back to the ground and give him an open
shot during the Philip home game, a win for Philip.
The next match for the Scotties will be a doubleheader in Lyman versus the Raiders,
Friday, February 14, starting at 3:00
p.m. Philip’s next game will be at
home against the Newell Irrigators,
Monday, February 17, starting at 5:00
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Field goals: Philip – 13 made Lead/Dead-
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Proceedings of the
City of Philip
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
A regular meeting of the Philip City Council was held on Monday, February 3,
2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community
Room of the Haakon Co. Courthouse.
Present were Mayor Michael Vetter, Finance Officer Monna Van Lint, Council
Members Trisha Larson, Marty Gartner,
Jennifer Henrie, Jason Harry and Marion
Matt. Also present were Deputy Finance
Officer Brittany Smith, Public Works Director Matt Reckling, Police Officer David
Butler, Jeff McCormick with SPN &
Assoc., Mike West with the Country Cupboard, Del Bartels with the Pioneer Review; and later, Chief of Police Kit
Graham and City Attorney Gay Tollefson.
Absent: Council Member Greg Arthur.
Motion was made by Harry, seconded by
Henrie to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Matt, seconded by
Gartner to approve the minutes of the last
two meetings as published by The Pioneer Review. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Matt, seconded by
Gartner to approve the payment of the
bills from the appropriated funds. Motion
Gross Salaries - Jan. 31, 2014: Adm. 5,407.99; Police - 6,233.05; Public Works
- 3,251.73; Street - 5,061.32; Water 2,378.13
Colonial Life, Employee Supplemental
Ins.- 01/14 ...............................372.25
EFTPS, S.S., Medicare, Withholding01/14 ....................................5,046.37
SDRS, Employee Retirement01/14 ....................................2,974.55
Add’l Bills - Jan. 2014:
Dakotacare Flex, Ded. Buy Downs 01/14 .........................................15.00
Lift Station Wet Well Rehab:
Pioneer Review, Bid Adv. - 01/14 ..69.53
SPN & Assoc., Bidding Eng. thru
Wood/Walden Ave. Improv. Project:
SPN & Assoc., Const. Eng. 12/22/1301/25/14 ...............................2,684.75
This Month's Bills:
Ammons, Kara, Re-Issue Dep. Refund 02/14 .........................................34.74
AT&T Mobility, Cell Phone
Bartlett, Ken or Julie, Cust. Deposit Refund - 02/14 .............................100.00
Dakotacare Health Ins., Employee
Health Premium - 02/14 .......8,384.29
Delta Dental Ins., Employee Dental Premium - 02/14 ...........................655.20
Dennis, George or Shirley, Reimb. R.
Eliason, Earl (Mary Poss, POA)Reimb.
Water Overpayment ....................5.00
Evans, Alaetra, Cust. Deposit Refund 02/14 .......................................100.00
Finn, Tom, Reimb. R.Site
1st Nat’l Agency, Amb. Vehicle Ins. Approp. - 2014 ..........................2,763.00
Fire Dept. Ins. Approp. 2014 .....................................3,164.00
1st Nat’l Bank - Philip, Utility Postage 01/14 ..................................... 123.44
1st Nat’l Bank - S.F., SRF Loan #02 Pay
#183 - 02/14 .........................2,163.90
SRF Loan #03 Pay #86 02/14 ...................................2,223.41
Fitzgerald Oil Co., LP - 01/14......812.83
G&G Excavation, Cust. Deposit Refund
- 02/14 .....................................100.00
Golden West, Telephone/Internet 12/1301/14 .......................................656.92
Graham, Kit, P.D. Computer Desk 01/14 .......................................500.00
Meal Reimb. (Chief’s Mtg) 01/14 ...........................................7.00
Groven, Marion (Jana Kenzy, POA)
Reimb. Water Overpayment .....77.76
Haakon Co. Treasurer, Office Rent 02/14 .......................................500.00
Howe, Dennis or Barbara, Reimb. Water
Overpayment - 02/14 .................11.56
Ingram Hardware, Supplies 12/13-01/14
Ken’s Spraying, Reimb. Hangar Rent
Kochersberger, Tina, Cust. Deposit Refund - 02/14 .............................100.00
Konst Machine & Welding, Reimb.
R.Site Overpayment ..................10.00
Mid-American Research Chemical, St.
Supplies - 01/14 ......................203.30
Morrison’s Pit Stop, Battery 01/14 .......................................106.95
Moses Building Center, Supplies - 01/14
O’Connell Construction, Inc., Reimb. Inland Truck Purchase01/14 .......................................145.34
Pinney, Karen, Reimb. Water Overpayment ..........................................10.00
Pioneer Review, Overpayment Credit 12/13 ......................................-151.71
Publishing - 01/14....................708.93
Quill Corp., Supplies - 01/14 .......319.89
SD Dept. of Revenue, Sales Tax
Payable - 01/14 .......................354.75
Water Coliform Testing - 01/14 ..13.00
SD DOT - Air, Rail, Transit, Airport Conf.
Reg. - 02/14.............................100.00
SD One Call, Locates 10-12/13 ....12.50
Sew Mine Upholstery, PD Supplies 01/14 ...........................................6.00
Slovek, Dwight or Marie, Reimb. Water
Tollefson, Gay, Attorney Retainer - 02/14
USDA, RD Loan Pay #110 02/14 ....................................3,069.00
VISA - UMB Bank, Pest Recert. Reg. &
Travel - 01/14...........................113.64
Walker Automotive, ’03 Chevy Repairs 01/14 .......................................370.00
Walker Refuse, Inc., 364 Residential
Garbage - 01/14 ...................4,804.80
West Central Electric, Electric 12/31/1301/01/14 ...............................3,738.19
WR/LJ Rural Water, 2,752,000 gals. 01/14 ....................................3,440.00
Contract Min. - 01/14 ............2,500.00
Airport Water - 01/14 .................40.00
South Shop Water - 01/14 .........20.00
Total Expenditures -
DFO Smith requested the Council amend
the previous approved Cash Management Account (CMA) Interest Allocation
for 2014. She noted that in calculating the
interest, the committed funds for the
Rural Development loan were erroneously omitted in the CMA water account balances for 2013. For the record,
interest allocation is calculated by averaging the account balances for each fund
from the prior year, then figuring the percentage each fund makes up of the total
combined CMA balance.
Motion was then made by Harry, seconded by Matt to approve the amended
2014 Cash Management Account Interest
Allocation to the following: General Fund
- 45.0181%; Water Fund - 27.79368%;
Sewer Fund - 24.50521%; and, Garbage
Fund - 2.68299%. Motion carried.
Council revisited the truck route violation
fee that was approved on Jan. 6th, 2014,
and specified in Resolution #2001-03,
Resolution of Penalties, Fines & Fees for
2014. The Council had originally approved the fee being set at the maximum
allowed by state law which in this case is
a second class misdemeanor. Since the
meeting, City Attorney Tollefson has confirmed that the SD Codified Law (SDCL)
has increased the maximum allowed for
second class misdemeanors from $200 to
It was noted that a number of the Council
had requested the previous amount be
reconsidered as $500 seemed excessive.
For instance, Council Member Arthur had
advised the Finance Office that he would
recommend it be amended to $200.
Following review, motion was made by
Matt, seconded by Larson to amend the
previous established fee for truck route violations for 2014 from the maximum allowed by state law to $200. Resolution
#2001-03 as amended, Establishing
Penalties, Fines, and Fees for Violation of
City Ordinances for 2014 reflects the
amended amount and is on file in the Finance Office. Motion carried with all
members voting aye.
Motion was made by Gartner, seconded
by Matt to approve Jason Harry’s resignation from Ward I City Council Member
effectively immediately. Mr. Harry confirmed that he is no longer a resident of
Philip and therefore, he is not eligible to
sit on the Council. Motion carried.
Mayor, Council, and those in attendance
thanked Mr. Harry for service to the City
over the last three years as he left the
meeting at this time.
Mayor Vetter then noted that Mr. Harry’s
resignation has created a vacancy in
Ward I. Petitions are available in the Finance Office for anyone interested in this
Mike West representing the Country Cupboard addressed the Council.
West provided information about the
Country Cupboard food pantry and its
purpose, stating “it is worth a lot to feed
our people.” He noted that it is located in
Wall, but serves all of Haakon County
with 40% of their patrons being from the
Philip area. He stressed that it serves
anyone that needs food. People are required to register, but there are no income
guidelines. Food is then distributed
monthly at ten pounds per person, up to
a maximum of forty pounds per household.
West then went on to state that the cupboard is run by volunteers and survives
solely on donations – either cash or food
donations. The City of Wall provides the
building location and utilities for the cupboard while individuals and business are
the cash and food contributors.
He explained that the cash donations are
split 50/50 between the cupboard and the
backpack program unless specified otherwise. It is then used to purchase food
from the food pantry in Rapid City for both
programs where it costs $0.18 for $1.00's
worth of food.
West advised that the backpack program
provides a food supplement to children
between kindergarten and sixth grade
with meals when school is not in session.
This includes healthy food items that can
be easily opened by children. He stressed
that everything is confidential with this
program as well as the food pantry.
West then asked the Council to consider
contributing to the cupboard, either
through a one-time donation or an annual
donation. He noted that any amount
would be greatly appreciated, but when
asked for a specific amount he suggested
$2,000 to $3,000 annually. He also noted
that the winter months are the busiest for
the cupboard and therefore they are in
need of more donations.
Mayor Vetter questioned the type of food
donations needed as well as where they
can be donated. West provided examples
of acceptable food donations such as
canned foods, beans, cereal, hamburger
helper, eggs, to name a few. The main
concern with the food donation is that
they cannot be expired. In addition, he
noted that there are drop boxes for food
at all of the churches in Philip as well as
the grocery store and Senior Citizen Center.
Council Member Matt questioned if the
cupboard receives any assistance from
the State. West noted that the State does
not provide any financial support. They do
require the cupboard maintain records of
the food distributions to ensure that people are only receiving food from one food
Mayor Vetter thanked West, stating that
he would like to the see the City support
the cupboard as it helps feed our community. He questioned if it would be possible
to contribute this year since it was not appropriated for 2014.
FO Van Lint noted that the Council does
have the option to supplement the budget
or utilize a portion of the miscellaneous
expenditure budget. She stressed that in
either instance, the budget will have to be
reviewed to determine exactly what is
available and where to account for this
type of expenditure.
A motion was then made by Matt, seconded by Gartner to approve a $1,000
donation to the Country Cupboard in
2014. The Council will consider additional
funding for 2015 during the budget meetings in August. Motion carried.
West expressed his appreciation to the
Mayor and Council as he left the meeting
at this time.
Lift Station Wet Well Rehab. Project:
Jeff McCormick, Engineer with SPN &
Assoc., addressed the Council, reporting
that construction bids for the project were
opened today at 4:00 p.m. in the Finance
McCormick then reviewed the following
two bids that were received. He noted
that both companies have met the bid
specifications and would recommend the
City approve the low bid from A-1 Sewer
& Drain, Inc. (For the record, the engineer’s estimate was $54,500.)
A-1 Sewer & Drain, Inc.
Rapid City, SD ..................$58,198.00
McCormick then addressed the questions
posed during the bid opening with the
Mayor and Water/Sewer Committee. It
was noted that there is a ten-year warranty on the materials and deficiencies.
The engineers will also be on site as
needed especially during the inspection.
There will also be a mandatory meeting
amongst the City, engineer, contractor,
subcontractors, and manufacturers prior
Mayor Vetter noted that the main cost difference between the two bids received related to the cleaning and preparation
work. For instance, A-1 bid this work at
$2,500 while KHC’s bid was $40,000.
McCormick advised that the cleaning and
preparation work will be reviewed in detail
with the contractor during the pre-construction meeting.
Council Member Matt questioned if the
warranty has any stipulations. For example, does the City have to perform certain
maintenance in order for the warranty to
McCormick stated that the City may have
to hose down the wet well as they currently do, but does not foresee any other
requirements of the warranty. The required maintenance will be further discussed with the manufacturer during the
Following review, motion was made by
Gartner to authorize SPN & Assoc. to
award the contract to the low bidder, A-1
Sewer & Drain, Inc. in the amount of
$58,198.00 and issue all the related contract documents. Motion carried.
Wood/Walden Avenue Project:
McCormick went on to inform the Council
of a recent concern reported regarding
early signs of concrete spalling occurring
on some of the new sidewalks and driveways installed with the Wood/Walden
Ave. Improv. project.
McCormick has contacted Rich Laber
with Rosebud Concrete regarding these
concerns and requested those areas be
replaced. Accordingly, Mr. Laber has indicated that he is unsure of what caused
the spalling, questioning if they received
some contaminated aggregate. Regardless, Laber has confirmed that the areas
will be replaced once the weather allows.
McCormick reported that to date, four to
five properties have been identified with
spalling. He then requested the City contact him if any additional areas are located.
McCormick then briefly reviewed the construction plans submitted by Cenex Harvest States (CHS) for their proposed
fertilizer plant. Per the Mayor and Council’s director, the plans were reviewed in
detail by Harlan Quenzer, Engineer with
SPN & Assoc., who in turn, has provided
comments. These range from City personnel being onsite during the evaluation
of the salvaged storm sewer, the sealing
of abandoned water and sewer lines, and
the insulation of the sanitary sewer and
water distribution lines.
Council Member Gartner questioned the
insulation that Mr. Quenzer referenced.
McCormick confirmed that he would look
into this further and report back to the
Council. He also noted that SPN & Assoc.
will keep the City posted on any construction updates provided by CHS.
questing their approval for a waiver to the
appraisal process for the land acquisition.
The Finance Office has also provided
land sales for the past three years to Mr.
Senn to assist in establishing the per acre
market price value.
Hwy 73 Sidewalk/Lighting Upgrade Project:
Council reviewed the SD Dept. of Transportation’s (DOT) onsite inspection report
that was completed on Jan. 14, 2014. It
was clarified that the project will start at
Oak St., proceeding north along SD Highway 73 to the SD Highway 14 intersection. The area from Oak St. south to the
Bad River bridge will be completed in the
future as part of the 2nd Phase of the SD
ADA Transition Plan.
The retaining walls mentioned in the inspection report were discussed in length.
It was noted that some will be installed
while others will be replaced and/or must
be removed. The reasoning behind the
removal of the retaining wall between
May St. and Dupree St. was questioned.
PWD Reckling also mentioned the City’s
two fire hydrants within the project area
that must be moved. He noted that during
the meeting, the City had agreed to move
the hydrants, but after further review, he
is uncertain where they could be relocated. For instance, one is located at the
northwest intersection of E. Pine St. and
SD Highway 73 while the other one is located at the northwest intersection of
Bennett St. and SD Highway 73.
DFO Smith was then requested to contact
Drew Miller, Road Engineer Design with
the SD DOT, regarding the concerns
Shared Use Path/Trails Project:
Council reviewed the design of Phase I
as prepared by Mike Bender, Engineer
with KLJ. To date, the plans have not
been submitted to the SD DOT for their
DFO Smith then presented the Council
with a recommendation from Paula
Huizenga with the SD DOT and Marlene
Knutson with the Central SD Enhancement District (CSDED) for the Phase I
construction to commence following the
2014 swimming pool season. The main
reason for suggesting this start date was
noted as being for safety reasons –
avoiding construction around the swimming pool area during the upcoming summer season.
Mayor Vetter questioned if this is something that should be recommended by the
Engineer and not the State. In addition,
does the City have to approve the construction start date at this time. He voiced
concern for letting bids with construction
to begin following the pool closure for the
season – will the City be limiting the potential contractors and bids.
DFO Smith advised that the correspondence she received included that of the
recommended start date to be presented
to the Council for their consideration during their next meeting. If the Council
prefers, she will contact Ms. Huizenga for
further clarification as to the City’s options
with the construction start date. In addition, she noted that the State will be bidding the project as well as paying the
expenses upfront. In turn, they will submit
reimbursement requests to the City for
the 18.05% local share match.
DFO Smith also advised that she has not
heard from the project engineer, Mike
Bender, regarding the project since December. The last information from Ms.
Huizenga reported that Mr. Bender has
been granted an extension to the project
design until March 1, 2014.
PWD Reckling reminded the Council that
Rosebud Concrete will be in the area this
spring to finish the Wood/Walden Ave.
project. He noted that they may be a potential bidder should the construction start
date be this spring or early summer.
Discussion ensued regarding the project’s potential construction start and completion dates. It was questioned if the City
has to approve the start date as recommended by the SD DOT. Comments
about the possibility of completing the
project prior to the opening date of the
pool this spring were also made. In addition, the pros and cons for not restricting
the construction dates until after the pool
closes--allowing construction while the
pool is open were expressed. Overall, the
general consensus of the Council’s comments included that of not wanting to limit
the City’s options at this time.
Council Member Gartner also mentioned
that if he were a contractor, he would not
bid on a project of this size with a restricted start date after the pool season.
February 13, 2014 • Pioneer Review
He implied that the majority of contractors
are still working on projects that they
started earlier in the spring and summer.
sale, targeting other governmental entities that may be interested in a used police vehicle.
Following a lengthy discussion, motion
was made by Gartner, seconded by Larson to table any action on establishing the
construction start date until further information from the State is available. Motion
Mayor Vetter inquired if Graham had obtained a price from Philip Motor for a new
DFO Smith was directed to contact Ms.
Huizenga for further clarification as to the
City’s options with the construction start
The City’s Phase II Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant application
will be presented to the SD DOT on Feb.
12th, 2014, at 3:50 p.m. in Pierre. Mayor
Vetter and Council Member Larson plan
Council discussed the Wellmark Foundation MATCH grant program. The program
provides matching funds up to $75,000 to
projects such as the City’s proposed
Phase II Shared Use Path. The local
matching funds can be federal funds such
as the TAP funds that the City is currently
pursuing for the project.
Mayor Vetter asked for the Council’s input
regarding the MATCH grant, more specifically, will application be made if we do
not receive the TAP funds for Phase II. In
addition, if the TAP funds are not received, would the planned restroom facility/trail plaza proposed in Phase II be an
eligible project for the other Wellmark
grant, the Wellmark Healthy Communities
Small grant program.
Council Member Larson advised that she
would have to look into the Healthy Communities Small grant further, but reported
that it only provides funding up to a maximum of $25,000 while the restroom/trail
plaza is estimated at approximately
Council discussed the deadlines for the
available Wellmark grants. The MATCH
grant’s initial application step is that of
submitting a letter of interest by May 6,
2014. The full application process will
only proceed if the City is approved to
apply. The Healthy Communities grant
application deadline is March 3, 2014.
By general consensus of the Council, the
Wellmark Foundation MATCH grant will
be reviewed again following notification
from the SD DOT regarding the City’s
TAP grant application for Phase II.
Building/Flood Plain Development Permits: Toby Hook - dog kennel; and, Dane
Nelson - sheds.
Motion was made by Gartner, seconded
by Matt to approve the above permits as
presented. It was noted for the record that
the City does not have an ordinance prohibiting kennels. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Matt, seconded by
Gartner to authorize the Finance Office to
explore the SD Dept. of Revenue’s electronic filing and payment program for
sales tax reporting. The program provides
a 1.5% up to $70 allowance for electronic
filing in each period. Motion carried.
Council reviewed the following L/P
Propane bids received this month:
Mayor Vetter informed the Council that he
awarded the Jan. 30, 2014, tie bid to
Fitzgerald Oil Co. The Finance Office
contacted both businesses to inquire if
they would reconsider their bids of which
both of them declined. In turn, he
awarded the bid to Fitzgerald with the
consideration that they had provided the
lowest bids over the course of the past
The quarterly Police Dept. report was reviewed with Chief Graham.
Chief Graham reminded the Council that
the City had appropriated to replace the
2007 Dodge Durango in 2014 with a new
police vehicle. In the reviewing the available police vehicles on the State of SD
contract, he has located a 2014 Ford Interceptor Utility vehicle for $26,621 (the
base price plus three additional available
options) through Lamb Motors.
He noted that the price does not include
the trade-in of the 2007 Dodge Durango
as it will be sold outright. Over the past
years, this process has proven to provide
a better return on police vehicles for the
City. The City will advertise the vehicle for
Chief Graham advised that he has not
contacted Philip Motor. This is due to the
fact that in the past, the City has purchased the vehicles off the State contract.
It was noted that in purchasing off the
State contract, the City is exempt from the
bidding process for any equipment purchases over $25,000.
Mayor Vetter requested Chief Graham
contact Philip Motor to obtain a price
quote utilizing the State contract bid specifications. He would like to see the City at
least give the local business the opportunity to provide a quote.
The monthly Street Dept. report was reviewed.
The monthly Water Dept. report was reviewed. The water loss for the month of
January was reported at 10.32%.
PWD Reckling alerted the Council that
next month’s water loss may show an increase as a leak was located on Feb. 1st,
2014. The leak was located between the
curb stop and the meter.
Mayor Vetter advised the Council that he
attended Governor Daugaard’s meeting
on Jan. 17, 2014, regarding the proposed
sale of the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway
to Genesee & Wyoming. He reported that
the State is still planning to pursue legal
action with CP regarding their original
purchase agreement to improve the rail
lines. On the other hand, the State is confident that Genesee & Wyoming is the
best choice for the railroad and they are
planning to retain the current employees.
Council Member Larson briefly inquired
about the recent correspondence from
the SD DOT regarding the State’s easement in the southeast quadrant of SD
Highway 14 and SD Highway 73. More
specifically, the drainage area located behind Dale Morrison’s new NAPA store in
which he has submitted application to utilize the WPA Dam as a truck crossing.
It was noted that this notification advises
the City that the State’s easements in this
area are under the jurisdiction of the SD
School and Public Lands. The State has
also provided this information to Dale
Morrison, noting that if his request is approved by the State, he shall also seek
easements from the other property owners involved in providing access for his
In Other Business:
Mayor Vetter reminded everyone of the
Council position vacancy in Ward I. Petitions for the vacancy as well as the other
positions up for election in Wards II and
III are available in the Finance Office. Petitions must be filed with the Finance Office by 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 28th, 2014.
Council will meet in special session to sit
as Board of Equalization on Monday, Mar.
17th, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. in the Commissioner’s room. Citizens are advised that
the official PT-17 form must be filed with
the Finance Office by no later than 5:00
p.m. on Mar. 13th, 2014.
The next regular Council Meeting will be
held on Monday, Mar. 3rd, 2014, at 7:00
p.m. in the Community Room.
With no further business to come before
the Council, Mayor Vetter declared the
meeting adjourned at 8:19 p.m.
s/ Michael Vetter, Mayor
/s/ Brittany Smith,
Deputy Finance Officer
[Published February 13, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $297.61]
With nothing further for Mr. McCormick,
the Mayor, Council, and those in attendance thanked him as he left the meeting
at this time.
Council reviewed the project status update for the Land Acquisition and Environmental Assessment (LA/EA) and the
Pavement Rehabilitation project as well
as both the project and construction status updates for the Medium Intensity Runway Lighting (MIRL) project as prepared
by Rod Senn, Airport Engineer with Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson (KLJ).
It was reported that the Mr. Senn has submitted a request to the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) for modifications to
design standards for the Runway Rehabilitation project, more specifically the
Use of Nuclear Density Acceptance and
the Percent of Calcium Oxide (CaO) in
concrete. According to Senn, these modification requests provide a better fit to the
construction materials of our area and
allow construction methods that will result
in cost savings and/or greater efficiency
Council was also advised that Mr. Senn
has sent correspondence to the FAA re-
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FOR SALE: 2006 Dodge crew
cab 3500, 4WD, dual, 5.9 liter
diesel engine, 6 speed, Bradford
flat bed, Big Horn edition,
170,000 miles, $19,000, 6853317.
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 mesK9-4tp
sage at 837-0112.
TAX PREPARATION – personal
& small business: Contact Stolley Tax and Business Service,
Eileen Stolley, 837-2320.K7-4tc
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.
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: Summer pasture for
25-30 cow/calf pairs. Call Steve
Pekron, 544-3202. PR25-16tp
OATS FOR SALE: Colt variety,
40-41 lb. test wt. NO MOLD.
$3.80/ bushel. Rolling available.
Call Matt, 685-8606. PR25-6tp
1999 JD 556 ROUND BALER:
Shedded and in good condition.
Also: JD 39 sickle bar mower.
669-2158, please leave message.
FOR SALE: Farmhand stackmover. Hauls 14 bales, needs 4
tires – $2,000. John Deere MoCo
14 ft., almost new sickle and
guard – $4,000. John Deere 535
round baler. Been in the shed
since 2007. New tires – $5,000.
Call Jerry Nemec, 843-2564.
KADOKA has openings for all
ages. Call 837-2095 or 5154043.
TECHNICIANS - TRUCK /
TRAILER. Competitive Pay. Year
Round Work. Flexible shift
schedules. Must own tools - perform
troubleshooting. CDL-A preferred (we can train). Elevate
your standards! Call Royce, 3485264.
LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR VALENTINE? How about a relaxing full
body massage! It’s the perfect
“no calorie, one size fits all” gift!
They will LOVE YOU for it! Call
New Horizons Massage Therapy,
Marlene McMillan, LMT, 6855718, Wall or Murdo. WP24-2tc
HELP WANTED: Cedar Pass
Lodge, in the scenic Badlands
Nat’l Park, hiring for 2014 season: April – mid Oct. We are
looking for outgoing, hardworking staff for seasonal retail,
restaurant, cook, maintenance,
wait-staff, reservations, and
housekeeping positions. Customer service is a priority for any
position and ability to work in a
friendly and fast-paced environment. We can teach you the
rest! Hrly wages paid for all hrs
worked, bonus for season completion, weekly optional meal
package, retail discount, activities, opportunity to make new
acquaintances from all over the
world. Complete an application
on our web page at cedarpasslodge.com, or call HR Manager,
Sharon at 605-433-5562.
FOR SALE: 2000 28’x60’ Liberty
mobile home (double wide). Location - Hustead Trailer Court,
Wall. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Price
reduced. Gary Keyser, 2792643.
HOUSE FOR SALE IN WALL: 3
bedrooms, 2-car garage on a one
acre lot. Call Dar Haerer, 5450664.
FOR RENT: One and two bedroom apartments in Wall. Available immediately. Contact Eric,
HELP WANTED FOR THE 2014
TOURIST SEASON: Manager
and several sales positions
needed for jewelry/gift store in
Wall, SD. Full or part-time available. Hourly wage plus commission. Interested, please call
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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
MisC. foR sale
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FOR SALE: Invalid equipment –
walkers, bedside toilets and
more. Del’s Second Hand, Exit
61, Box Elder, 390-9810. P8-2tc
FOR SALE: Rope horse halters
with 10’ lead rope, $15 each.
Call 685-3317 or 837-2917.
WALL ART GUILD will meet at
Quinn Community Center, Feb.
14, 10:00 a.m. for an all-day
painting and artwork session.
Bring your own supplies and
lunch. Anyone is welcome to attend this fun day.
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.
ADOPT - CARING, NURTURING
HOME awaits your precious newborn baby. Beautiful life for your
baby, secure future. Legal, confidential. Expenses paid. Married
couple, Walt/Gina: 1-800-3156957.
BRITTON-HECLA SCHOOL has a
7-12 English Teacher w/wo
coaching opening for 2014-15
school year. Closes 02/28/14
Send LOA to kevin.coles@
k12.sd.us or PO Box 190, Britton,
SD 57430. School Dist is an EOE
and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status or
2000 Chevy 1500 Extended Cab
2003 GMC 1500 HD Crew Cab
Dave and Tonya Berry drove to
Mitchell January 30 to attend a
supper and cow/calf seminar
which was sponsored by daughter
Dusti's ag tech class.
Several days last week, Ed and
Marcia Morrison enjoyed a trip to
Des Moines and Waterloo, Iowa,
and Moline, Ill. They visited several John Deere factories and museums. The trip was sponsored by
Grossenberg John Deere dealerships.
Victor and Joy Limacher returned home Monday after spending a week in Hawaii on business
and to see family including their
little two-year-old grandaughter.
After returning from Hawaii, they
spent five days in Las Vegas attending the Safari Club convention.
Sunday, Boyd and Kara Parsons, Wade and Marcy Parsons,
Autumn, Kamri and Keenan, and
Dustin and Andi Rische, Brooklyn
and Hudson, Redfield, met in
Pierre for lunch and a late seventh
birthday celebration for Brooklyn.
Then they all went to the home of
Kayla and Eric Bastian there in
Pierre to see their new baby boy.
Phil and Karen Carley were in
Spearfish Sunday to see their
daughter, Abby, and her son,
Wace. Wace was celebrating his
third birthday. Jon and Ruth Carley visited Phil and Karen Monday, which was Jon's birthday.
Erin Hovland, Connor, Mackenzie and Eli, visited at the home of
Joe and Debbie Prouty Saturday
in Philip. Erin's brother, Quentin
and Kylie Riggins, Tim and Wes,
were also there to visit.
CHURCH in Clear Lake, SD, is
looking for a pastor beginning May
1. If interested inquire at 605882-5719.
C&B OPERATIONS, LLC is now
hiring (Full-Time) – Parts Inventory Manager for the South
Dakota North Region – a John
Deere Dealership. Experience preferred with knowledge in agricultural equipment. This position will
oversee parts inventory control
and processes. Excellent communication skills required. Qualified
candidates should send resume
and/or application to: Scott
Kulesa, Aftermarket Mgr. – kulesas@deerequipment.
CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL
has full-time RN opportunities
available working in the beautiful
southern Black Hills of SD. We are
located just a short distance from
Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park, Custer State Park,
Jewel Cave National Park and
many other outdoor attractions.
We offer competitive salary and
excellent benefits. Please call 605673-9418 for more information or
log on to www.regionalhealth.com
to apply. EOE
FARM HELP WANTED: Full-time
person for general farm work on
cattle farm, tractor driver. Experience necessary. Call 605-5472257 or 712-551-7828 for details.
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS: LPN’s &
CNA’s, top weekly pay, direct deposit, & flexible schedules. Take
control of your schedule with TriState Nursing. Apply online today.
SPEARFISH, SD. Perform maintenance, repair, overhaul, rebuilding,
manufacturing jobs. EOE. Essential functions and application
process visit our website at
MOBRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT is accepting applications
for Police Officer or Police Sergeant. Job description and application available at the Mobridge
Police Department, or apply online
at www.mobridgepolice. org.
ZERBE BROS. GLASGOW MT is
looking for Service Technician.
train/troubleshooting and A/C.
Exceptional work environment
and benefits. Call Galen 1-800228-5393.
LONGBRANCH IN PIERRE, SD.
We have lowered the price & will
consider contract for deed. Call
Russell Spaid 605-280-1067.
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DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders
representing Golden Eagle Log
Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North
Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-5302672, Craig Connell, 605-2645650,
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DRIVERS WANTED: CDL, owner
operators, freight from Midwest
up to 48 states, home regularly,
newer equipment, Health, 401K,
call Randy, A&A Express, 800658-3549.
HELP WANTED: $1500 Spring
Bonus. Hiring ¾ or One Ton
Diesel Owner-Operator Pickup
Trucks. Call 866-764-1601 or
RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE
PRIME RETAIL SPACES on Main
Street Custer from 1,000 to 5,200
sq ft. Unique character building,
totally remodeled in 2007. Gift
Shop, Retail and area for coffee
shop/ice cream parlour. 605-4400727 or 605-673-1707.
WANT TO BUY
JUNK 1 NOW PAYING CASH for
semis, gravel trucks, farm trucks,
road graders, caterpillars, garbage
trucks and heavy equipment. Paying Cash, call Scott 605-2020899.
Business & Professional
HELP WANTED: An experienced, full-time mechanic at Les’
Body Shop, Philip. Must have
own tools. Wage DOE. Stop in
and apply with Mike. 859-2744.
graveyard cashier, could be fulltime working other shifts. Applications available at fuel desk.
Questions, contact Eric at 8372271. Discount Fuel, Kadoka.
Byron and Peggy Parsons took
in grandson Cass Lytle's basketball game in Wall Friday afternoon. Then they went on to
Piedmont to spend the weekend
with Brennen and Joni Parsons,
EmmyLee and Mylee. They also
visited Joanne Parsons in Rapid
Donna Staben attended a Western Junior Livestock board meeting in Rapid City Saturday.
Jim and Linda Stangle were in
Deadwood last Thursday and Friday for veterinary meetings.
Thursday, they went to Ben and
Mark's basketball games in Lead.
Ben was in Pierre Saturday to
watch his friend, Mariah, play
basketball with the Pierre Lady
Keagan Fitch wrestled at the
high school tournament in Hill
City Saturday and placed sixth.
Colby and Jensen both wrestled in
Gillette, Wyo., Saturday at the
Wrestling Tournament with Colby
placing sixth. Congratulations,
guys! Christa stayed in Gillette to
visit her sister, Carla Eide, and
family while Trevor, Brayden and
Keagan went to the Big Horns to
go snowmobiling Sunday and
Bryan and Sharon Olivier were
guests for supper at Don and
Donna Olivier's Wednesday night.
Bryan's brother, Steve and Molly
Olivier were also there from their
home in Minnesota.
Many of the local folks were in
Rapid City during the cold week
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WANTED: Looking for summer
pasture for 100-250 cow/calf
pairs. Call Lynn Smith at 7546538 or Ben Smith at 754-6542.
TRAILER TIRES FOR SALE:
12-ply, 235/85/16R. $160,
mounted. Les’ Body Shop, 8592744, Philip.
February 6, a son was born to
Eric and Kayla (Parsons) Bastian,
Pierre. Adler James weighed 9 lbs.
4 oz. and is 21-3/4 inches long.
Adler has a big sister, Kaidyn,
who is three-years-old. Grandparents are Boyd and Kara Parsons
and Joanne Parsons is his greatgrandmother.
The Milesville play, "Seniors of
the Sahara," a two-act comedy will
be presented at the Milesville Hall
this weekend, February 14, 15
and 16. Performances Friday and
Saturday will begin at 7:00 and at
2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
You can also have soup and
sandwiches on those dates at the
Hardingrove Church with serving
beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and at noon Sunday.
This is sponsored by the Milesville
Volunteer Fire Department.
Cookies and drinks in the basement of the hall will follow each
play performance. Saturday night,
cookies will be provided by
Milesville folks who are not involved in either of the two
churches or the community club.
Thank you all for your help!
Monday morning, several ladies
cleaned the Milesville Hall in
preparation for the weekend play.
Following the cleaning, the community club held a very short
meeting. Hostess Gayla Piroutek
had a valentine trivia game followed by rolls, fruit, juice and coffee. Members present were Gayla,
Donna and Tina Staben, Marcia
Eymer and Janice Parsons. Visitors were Sharon Olivier, Peggy
Parsons and Connie Parsons.
THE CITY OF ABERDEEN has
openings for Transportation Director, Wastewater Plant Superintendent, Airport Maintenance
Worker, Aquatics Center Maintenance/ARRC Custodial Maintenance. Please check our website
at www.aberdeen.sd.us or email
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FOR SALE: First and second
cutting alfalfa, small round
bales. Call 441-1625. PR23-3tp
Milesville News|Janice Parsons • 544-3315
Thanks to the Philip Knights of
Columbus for the great Super
HAY FOR SALE: $75 to $130
per ton. Matt Sandal, 386-2812.
HAY FOR SALE: 900 ton net
wrapped, 1480/1750 lb. round
bales. Prairie grass, intermediate/western mix and some 80%
Alfalfa/20% crested mix. Would
load and could help arrange for
trucking. $85 to $100 per ton.
Located 10 miles east of
Belvidere, SD. call 843-2869 or
February 13, 2014 • Pioneer Review
PHILIP BODY SHOP
•Complete Auto Body Repairing
•Glass Installation •Painting •Sandblasting
Pee Wee & Toby Hook
859-2337 • Philip, SD
RONALD G. MANN, DDS
Monday - Tuesday - Thurs. - Friday
8:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 5:00
859-2491 • Philip, SD
104 Philip Ave. • South of Philip Chiropractic
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February 13, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Blast from the Past|
From the July 9, 1909,
Marietta, SD, The Eagle
Francis Mercantile Company …
General Merchandise … Flour per
sack-$1.90; sugar per sack $6.50
per 14 lbs. $1.00; soap six bars for
.25¢; 25 cts. coffee 5 lbs. $1.00; rice
3 lbs. .25¢; hominy 3 lbs. $.25; Sago
3 lbs. .25¢; tomatoes 2 cans .25¢;
corn .10¢; Grape-nuts 2 pkgs. .25¢;
Egg-O-See .10¢; corn flakes .10¢;
Mothers grits .10¢; milk rice .10¢.
90 Years Ago
January 17, 1924
Local News … A big rabbit hunt
and dance is to be held at Leslie on
Saturday, January 29th. The affair
is being put on by the Robbs Flatt
ball team of which Evan Griffith is
the prime mover.
Axel Pearson, one of the leading
citizens of Elbon, was a Pierre visitors last Thursday.
Philip Elevator and Mill Co. offers King Philip Flour at $1.60 per
H.A. Kumm has men’s dress
shoes in the latest styles in prices
from $5 to $7.
Last Saturday occured the marriage of Mr. Walter Long and Mrs.
Dave Airy, both residents of the
vicinity northeast of Philip.
75 Years Ago
February 2, 1939
A total of 146 automobile license
plates had been issued in Haakon
County up to Monday morning,
January 30, according to records in
the treasurer’s office. This is an increase over the 102 plates issued
during the first month of the sale
Issuance of truck license plates
also shows an increase this year,
with 132 plates having already
been taken out. Last year during
the first month 120 truck plates
had been sold.
Moenville News … Kenneth
Bentley herded sheep for Elmer
Stearns several days last week.
Evan Bentley helped Newbys
buzz up wood most of last week.
The nation once again cooperated holding birthday balls in
honor of President Roosevelt whose
birthday was January 30, for the
benefit of fighting infantile paralysis.
The Little Eagle School and their
teacher Bonnie Tivis are sponsoring a Y.C.L. benefit dance at the
schoolhouse Friday night, February 3.
Powell News … A baby girl was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Buster
Stephens Sunday morning in
Gleanings Gathered at Random
… Mr. and Mrs. Rollie Shoemaker
took the little girls to Philip Saturday to see the matinee of “Boy’s
Lyle and Leo Patton and Margaret O’Neal were business callers
at the Ed Ferguson home Saturday
afternoon. They made the trip on
horseback and enjoyed a visit with
Mrs. Ferguson while they rested
Ottumwa News … Mr. and Mrs.
Jim Heeb visited at Thompsons
Icing is still the order of the day
here. The warm weather has
melted the ice considerable. Where
it was 11 to 12 inches thick a week
ago it is now only nine or 10.
The WPA (Works Progress Administration) workmen commenced
the job Monday of establishing a
From the archives of the
new street in Philip, one running
from Pine Street straight through
past the east front of the courthouse to Railroad Street. Preliminary work was started on this
improvement several weeks ago in
the unloading of dirt to make a
grade for the new street. It was
necessary to transplant one tree
that was in the direct path of the
The county commissioners are
planning to dig a cistern on the
east side of the courthouse at some
future date, it was stated. The purpose of the cistern is to have soft
water available for use in the building’s heating plant.
Milesville News … W.H. Kertzman and John went to Belvidere
Sunday bringing Mrs. Alan
Piroutek and sons Joe and Gary to
Wednesday, February 12th
French Dip & Fries
+ Dinner Salad
Availab lar Menu
5:00 to Buffet
Saturday, February 15th
Thursday, February 13th
Monday, February 17th
Prime Rib Sandwich
Try our charbroiled steaks & burgers! All steaks come with a choice of potato and includes salad bar!
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for the stock show. Leo and Joan
Patton were there Friday and Saturday. Happy 88th birthday to Leo
Patton on Wednesday the 12th!
Phil and Karen Carley were
there Tuesday and Wednesday.
Ed and Marcia Morrison took in
the stock show and rodeo Saturday.
Jim and Lana Elshere attended
the Professional Roughstock Series rodeo Wednesday where all
three Elsheres competed, Ryan,
J.J. and Cole. They were back in
Rapid City Saturday to bring
grandaughter Jenna to a basketball game at the YMCA. Later,
they met Cory and Stacy for
lunch. They went to the rodeo that
Jade Berry rode in the bucking
bull sale Friday morning at the
stock show. Also attending that
day were Tonya, Dusti and Misti
Earl, Jodi, Rachel and Sarah
Parsons were in Rapid City Saturday for the stock show.
Matt Arthur attended a couple
of rodeos at the stock show during
What a bitterly cold week we've
had! Donna Staben reports that
14˚ was the highest temperature
for the week. It got below zero
every night with the lowest on
Thursday the sixth with -23˚.
Milesville received four inches of
snow with .25” of moisture.
Warmer weather will be here later
Tuesday, February 11th
Lunch Sp day
11:00 to 1
The Steakhouse &
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schultz
are the parents of a baby boy born
on Saturday, January 28.
50 Years Ago
February 6, 1964
Patricia Flesner of Philip High
School, and Marcia Nelson of Midland High School have been chosen
as their schools 1964 Homemakers
Kadoka’s Volunteer Fire Department fought and early Monday
morning, February 3, fire that destroyed the Seven-Mile station and
cafe, seven miles west of Kadoka at
the junction of Highway 16 and 73.
Nothing from the building was
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Burns of
Philip announce the engagement of
their daughter, Kathleen, to James
W. Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Vern Foland of Ottumwa. An August wedding is being planned.
Milesville for a visit.
Butte View News … The Eide
boys visited the Frein boys and all
went for another rabbit hunt. They
had very good luck and reported on
having seen 40 or 50 rabbits on one
Ed Farrell returned home from
Cavour Monday where he had been
called by the serious illness of his
We just received word that Ed
Farrell’s mother passed away before they arrived back. She had another stroke a week ago and died
Bus Smith and Russell Keyser
both sold a mule to a Rapid City
Grandview News … Omar Cook
had the misfortune of wrecking his
car Saturday morning when him
and Granville were after a coyote.
The car hit a ditch and was completely wrecked, but the boys escaped with just a few bruises.
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