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No. 31, Vol. 108

Philip, South Dakota 57567

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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Senechal Park work planned Health fair at PHSI

Statewide

Physical
education
standards
The South Dakota Board of
Education held the first of four
public hearings on March 24 on
proposed kindergarten throught
12th grade physical education
standards.
A group of 24 individuals, primarily
physical
education
teachers from across South
Dakota, participated in the review and revision of the standards. Their recommendations
were brought before the board
for first consideration. Three additional public hearings will be
held at state board meetings
May 19 in Aberdeen, July 21 in
Pierre and September 15 in
Rapid City.
The proposed standards provide the framework for what
students in grades kindergarten
through eighth grade and two
levels in high school should
know and be able to do in the
subject area of physical education. At the elementary level,
the focus is on fundamental
motor skills. Middle school standards focus on application of
fundamental motor skills and
finding a balance of activities to
keep all students engaged. In
high school, the standards focus
on fitness, wellness and lifelong
activity.
Decisions regarding curriculum and instruction are made
by local school districts.
The last review of South
Dakota’s physical education
standards was conducted in
2000. The South Dakota physical education course standards
for high school graduation were
developed in 2006.

Inside

The Philip Garden Club is continuing work at the Senechal
Park.
The park, for which the upkeep
is being done by the Philip Garden
Club, will receive 200,000 gallons
of water from the city of Philip
free each year. Any watering after
that amount will cost the club
$3.02 per 1,000 gallons. There will
be no rollover of unused water
from one year to the next. Once
the east side of the park lot is leveled and the water pipes are installed, a monitoring system will
keep track of the water used.
When the weather and their
other duties permit, city crews
will ready the east side of the park
by razing the old house there and
leveling that part of the lot. Club
members plan to use Sunday,
March 30, starting at 2:00 p.m. to
remove the fence around the lot

and help to ready the area for the
eventual demolition. The fence
posts will be for sale. Some of the
work has already been done by
volunteers.
Doug Hauk's school woodshop
class has constructed a round picnic table and is working on a
planter for the park. A possible
shelter over the table is also being
discussed. According to garden
club president Elke Baxter,
though the table is already completed, Hauk is looking for a grant
to help with funding the project.
The three-foot wide planter will be
L shaped, with both legs to be
eight foot long. The planter will be
leveled to three heights, to add visual interest and aid in planting.
The students will have to complete the planter on site.
The club will need to pay for
gravel to be used in the park, and

might use a $100 donation from
Gary and Gretchen Phillips for
that purpose.
Along with the park projects,
the club is planning to again attend the annual garden walk in
Rapid City, July 14. Visits to local
gardens and yards, as well as
guest speakers, are being planned
for during the summer. Cathy
Draine, Black Hawk, received 777
bags of bulbs leftover from Lowe’s
last year. She shared some of
those with the garden club. The
bulbs were distributed to the
school, assisted living center,
courthouse and anyone else who
would use them.
The club’s next regular meeting
is April 15 at the Haakon County
Courthouse’s community room.
Non-members are welcome to attend and help with the projects.

Rabies cases down in state
After two years of increasing
cases, rabies numbers in South
Dakota dropped to 28 in 2013.
There were 60 cases of animal rabies in 2012 and 40 in 2011.
“Rabies is a cyclical disease,
with high case numbers one year
and lower numbers the next but
the fact is that it is a risk every
year in South Dakota,” said Dr.
Lon Kightlinger, state epidemiologist for the Department of
Health.
Twenty S.D. counties had rabies
detections in 2013. Those detections included seven domestic animals – five cattle, one dog and
one cat – as well as 16 skunks and
five bats. The state’s last human
rabies case was reported in 1970.
Infected wild animals can pass
rabies to pets or livestock, which
can then expose humans. A nonvaccinated pet bitten by a rabid
animal will likely have to be put
to sleep, noted Dr. Russ Daly,
state public health veterinarian.

“Rabies vaccinations for pets are
widely available and not expensive,” said Daly. He said rabies
vaccination should also be considered for other animals such as
horses and show animals that
have frequent contact with people.
You can reduce the risk of rabies with these precautions:
•Do not handle, adopt or attempt to feed wild animals. Teach
children to avoid animals they
don't know and to tell you immediately if they are bitten or
scratched by any animal.
•Avoid any animal, wild or domestic, that behaves strangely,
and immediately report it to your
local veterinarian, animal control
or law enforcement office.
•Do not handle dead, sick or injured animals. If you must, use
heavy gloves, sticks, or other tools
to avoid direct contact. Wear eyewear when treating sick animals
to prevent exposure to saliva.
•Close outdoor trash containers

tightly to not attract skunks and
raccoons. Clear wood or junk piles
from homes to deter wild animals
from moving in.
•Do not handle bats. If bats are
found in a room with children or
sleeping people, call the department, your physician or local animal control officer.
If you have a potential exposure
to rabies, wash the affected area
with soap and water right away
and call your doctor or the Department of Health at 1-800-592-1861.
If you are bitten or scratched by a
rabid animal, rabies vaccination
can prevent human disease.
Contact a veterinarian immediately if you suspect rabies in a
wild animal, pet or livestock, or if
your animal has been bitten by a
possibly rabid animal. If the animal is dead, save the carcass for
testing; be careful not to damage
the head. If it is alive, contact your
local animal control authorities.

Del Bartels

The annual health fair at Philip Health Services, Inc. was held Saturday, March
22. A 12-hour fast was required for attendees, but a full breakfast was available
when patients had gone through the quick-moving line. According to Jennifer
Henrie, PHSI marketing and human resources manager, the fair averages around
170 participants. Shown is Boyd Stephenson having his blood pressure checked
by Lola Roseth. Results will be available approximately two to three weeks after
the testing. An appointment has to be made to review the test results.

Heidi Burns, Haakon County Public Health Nurse, and Jennifer Henrie, Philip
Health Services, Inc. marketing and human resources manager, recruited volunteers for a future luncheon survey where PHSI can get input on how to better its
relations with the community. Burns was at the March 22 health fair to educate
people on the availability of state and county health services.

Philip in Junior High Music Festival Country

Cupboard

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Golf

Weekend
Weather
Friday: Cloudy skies early will
become partly cloudy
later in the day. High
47F. Winds SE at 10
to 15 mph.
Saturday: Intervals of
clouds and sunshine.
High around 65F.
Winds WSW at 15 to
25 mph.
Sunday: Cloudy. High
around 65F. Winds
WSW at 10 to 20
mph.

LEGALS
Notice to Bidders
Invitation to Bid
Notice to Creditors
Notice of Public Hearings
Proceedings of Town of
Midland, Haakon School &
West River Water Dev. Dist.

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MARKETS
End of Day 3/24/14
12 Pro Winter Wheat.........$7.20
Any Pro..........................$6.90
14 Pro Spring Wheat ........$6.90
Milo ....................................$3.70
Corn ...................................$3.65
Millet..................................$8.25
SFS Birdseed ..................$18.50
New Crop 2014
12 Pro Winter Wheat.........$7.00
14 Pro Spring Wheat ........$6.75

Courtesy photos

The 40th annual Junior High Music Festival was held in Murdo, Tuesday, March 18. Hosting of the festival rotates between Lyman and Jones County. The 215 student
vocalists represented seven schools. Each school’s vocal director assisted in some way. Six musical pieces were performed by the combined choir, while spotlight songs
were provided by the Philip, Stanley County, Lyman and Kadoka choirs. The spotlight piece performed by the Philip junior high group was “Send Down the Rain.”
This year’s guest conductor, Bill
Hoffman, Sioux Falls, played the
drum for the closing song, “I Can
Feel the Rhythm.” According to
Jones County music instructor Rose
Comp, “It was a great day.” Shown
above are the Philip junior high female singers. Back row from left:
Sage Gabriel, Katilyn Fosheim, Jewel
Jones, Kendal Hook, Cylver Lurz,
Mikayla Addison and Payton
Schoenhals. Middle row: Kobie
Davis, Josie Kukal, Jaisa Snyder, Jada
Jones, Bobbie Antonsen, Morgan
Cantrell and Madyson Morehart.
Front: Jasmine Ferguson, Anna
Belle McIlravy, Abigail Martin, Cappie West, Samantha Fillingim, Sage
Bierle, Aitanna Nadala and Dixie
Ehlers. At right are the Philip junior
high male singers. Back row: Trew
DeJong, Tristen Schofield, Lane
Kochersberger, Conner Dekker,
Dylan Schofield and Dawson Reedy.
Middle row: Wade Kroetch, Hunter
Peterson and Wynn Schaack. Front:
Corbin Kramer, Brandon McLaughlin, Colton Crimmins and Pedro
Dennis.

Winter hours for the Country
Cupboard food pantry will continue be in effect until the end of
May.
The food distribution center,
based out of Wall, is open every
Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00
p.m. for individuals and families
who need assistance with food
supplies. The pantry is also open
every third Saturday of the month
from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The Country Cupboard is constantly looking for volunteers to
work these hours, help pick up
food from the distribution hub in
Rapid City, and help with the
backpack program. It is also constantly looking for food and monetary donations to keep food on
the shelves. The pantry is located
at 505 Glenn Street, Wall. To volunteer or assist in any way, call
605-279-2350 or contact Carol
Hoffman.
The Country Cupboard is a commodity food drop for those who
qualify. The food pantry has no income guidelines; the only requirement is to be in its field of service.
Some clients use the pantry on an
irregular basis, while some need
the 10 pounds of food per person
on a regular basis.
Summer hours will cover June,
July and August. Traditionally,
the number of recipients diminishes during this time. Thus during the summer the pantry is open
only every second Wednesday of
the month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00
a.m. It will continue to be open
every third Saturday of the month
from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The backpack program assists
elementary students with food
items for over the weekend when
parents may be working. Preparation of these items should require
no adult supervision. The items
are loaded weekly by high school
student council students in Wall
for that area, and by the First
Lutheran youth group in Philip
for the Philip area. The recipients,
who collect the items once a week
after school, are anonymous to
everyone except the respective
school counselors.

Opinion

March 27, 2014 • Pioneer Review

“March Madness” is for music, too
by U.S. Senator
Tim Johnson
The month of March has long
been coined as “March Madness”
when basketball fans around our
country fill out brackets and cheer
on their teams.
In recent years, South Dakotans
have had the opportunity to cheer

on teams from the University of
South Dakota and South Dakota
State University as they qualified
for the Big Dance. In South
Dakota, March also marks the
time when high school basketball
tournaments are played and the
champions in three classes are
crowned.

A lesser known fact is that
March is also “Music in Our
Schools Month.” This is often the
time for late winter or early spring
concerts that feature the musical
talent in our schools. This month
represents an opportunity to reflect upon the importance of music
in our schools and to recognize the
artistic talents of young musicians
and the dedication of their instructors.
As I watch our athletes on the
basketball courts in March, I also
take this time to applaud the talent and hard work of young musicians. The many hours of practice
are not only reserved for the basketball court, but also can be seen
in music rooms across South

Dakota. As athletes work to finetune their plays on the court, field,
course, or mat, the same holds
true for the music, choir, drama,
and debate students who spend
hours practicing and perfecting
the scales of a song, the lines of a
play, and the evidence to support
their oral argument. The teamwork of an orchestra, singing ensemble, troupe of actors, or a
debate team is just as evident as
the teams vying for state athletic
titles.
I fondly remember when I
served as an emcee for the Strings
in Concert performance in Rapid
City that displayed some of the
best musical talent in the fourth
through eighth grades. It was evi-

dent then, just as it is now, that
music plays an important role in
our schools. Regardless of the activity, students benefit from their
extracurricular interests, whether
they are athletic, artistic, cultural,
or community activities. Additionally, studies have shown that extracurricular activities help boost
academic performance and student and community engagement
in schools.
I applaud the young people participating in school activities, as
well as the teachers, advisors, and
coaches who dedicate countless
hours to their students. These
adult mentors are helping develop
the minds and talents of tomorrow’s leaders, entertainers, and
workforce. Just as many athletes
may not end up competing at the
collegiate or professional levels,
many young musicians and artists

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may not perform with the National Symphony. However, these
students gain skills that remain
with them for a lifetime, as can be
seen in the church choir on Sundays or the community band in
the park on a summer’s evening.
Students participating in extracurricular activities also learn important lessons in self-determination and teamwork that
serve them well throughout their
lives.
If you know a young musician, I
encourage you to take this month
to show them your appreciation.
If you know a music educator,
thank them. If you have a free
night, head to your local school to
catch a concert, play, or presentation. You will see your future leaders hard at work, and it may
rekindle fine memories of your
own musical, dramatic, or artistic
experiences.

Celebrating our agricultural heritage
by Senator John Thune
On March 25 our country celebrates National Agriculture Day.
We honor the farmers and
ranchers whose ingenuity and
dedication have enabled them to
continue to provide a stable and
affordable food supply for our
country and the world, even when
faced with adverse weather and
numerous challenges.
National Ag Day is especially
meaningful to those of us from
states like South Dakota whose
number one industry is agriculture. In South Dakota, agriculture
extends beyond the field boundaries of family farms; it is a building block of our communities. Our
communities’ appreciation for
agriculture was perhaps no more
evident than this past winter
when thousands of farmers,
ranchers, and neighbors with no
direct association to agriculture,
banded together lending a helping
hand to the those who suffered

PRE-PROM FASHION SHOW & TEA … Sunday, March 30, at
1:30 p.m. at the Bad River Senior Citizen’s Center in Philip. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome. Free will offering to
support the senior center.
COMMUNITY BETTERMENT COMMITTEE … is sponsoring
the Release Time clean-up from now until the end of Release Time.
For more information, contact Darlene Matt, 859-2077.
PHILIP AREA AARP/RTA … meeting and soup supper will be
Monday, March 31, at 6:00 p.m. at the Bad River Senior Citizens
Center. Guest speaker will be a representative from the S.D. Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection, presenting a segment
on Consumer Fraug and Identify Theft. Everyone is invited.
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.
To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please submit them by calling: 859-2516, or e-mailing to: ads@pioneerreview. com. We will run your event notice the two issues
prior to your event at no charge.

Lookin’ Around|Syd Iwan
Brevity
Brevity can be useful, but it can
also cause confusion. Take the folabbreviations
or
lowing
“acronyms” for example: USDAFSA, AAU, COMCRUDESLANT.
Do you know what they stand for,
or are they confusing? Well, the
first one stands for United States
Department of Agriculture –
Farm Service Agency. The second
is Amateur Athletic Union, and
the third is probably only known
to former members of the Navy. It
refers to the admiral who is the
Commander (of the) Cruiser Destroyer Force United States Atlantic
Fleet.
There
is
a
COMCRUDESPAC as well, which
is the same except it concerns the
Pacific Ocean instead of the Atlantic.
In these three examples, the
first two are normally spelled out
and not pronounced as a single
word. The third is said as one
word of four syllables or Com-crudes-lant. You sort of have to be familiar with acronyms to know how
to pronounce them as well as what
the dickens they mean.
As you probably know, the government loves acronyms. Almost
everyone is aware that IRS is an
abbreviation for the Internal Revenue Service – a branch of the government we have all come to know
and love. Unfortunately, the
names of things change fairly
often for various obscure reasons
so there may be a struggle trying
to keep up. With the Farm Service
Agency, it was known as ASCS
when I first started dealing with
farm programs. Since I am somewhat resistant to change, my
stock of any papers having to do
with FSA is still filed in the cabi-

net in the A section and labeled
ASC. I have no immediate intentions of altering my system since I
know exactly where to look when
I need to reference anything. Give
me another ten to twenty years
and I might bring things up to
date, but I wouldn’t count on it.
I’ve already had twenty years to
make the change and haven’t.
A lot of acronyms are used by
people without them knowing
what they actually mean. With
AAU, I have found many participants in this organization do not
know nor do they care. In this
area, that organization is basically
concerned with wrestling and is
not the same as the normal,
school-wrestling program. Participants might wrestle for the school
and AAU, but the younger kids
are mostly in AAU. There are a lot
of other organizations known just
by letters that, what the letters
denote, I do not know. FEMA, I
think, deals with disasters, but
what FEMA stands for remains a
mystery to me. I could look it up,
of course, but I probably won’t
anytime soon. By the way, when I
looked up ASC on the Internet,
there were over 250 organizations
that go by those three letters. It
would be pretty hard to keep up
with all of them, I would think.
Over the years, I have seemed
to develop my own particular
brand of shorthand. When I
gather local news to write up for
the paper, my notes would generally be unintelligible to anyone besides myself. I shorten names,
leave things out, and usually just
record the highlights. The rest I
leave to memory as jogged by
what I have written down. If I
wait too long to write up the news
and allow my notes to grow cold, I

might have some trouble figuring
them out, but generally the system works. I am also in the custom of writing in my diary every
day to record what went on. In
that process, I record my wife and
son as C and Ch instead of writing
out Corinne and Chance. “From”
and “for” become “f”, and “ands”
become the symbol for that which
is “&” or something similar. I don’t
really expect anyone else to care
about my diary or read it so I can
and do take all the liberties I want
to in writing in it. Complete clarity is not required
In this day and age, we have recently seen a whole new set of abbreviations that people have
developed in writing text messages with their cell phones.
“You”, for instance is often shorted
to “U.” “Are” becomes “R” and
“UR” mostly signifies “your” but
occasionally “you’re.” It may take
a while to figure it all out, but
some of it makes sense eventually.
Facebook on the Internet uses abbreviations as well with “LOL”
being “laugh out loud,” which is
used as a comment on jokes or
other forms of humor. I seldom
laugh out loud although sometimes I smile so I don’t use LOL,
and, alas, I haven’t yet come up
with a nifty short version of
“smile.” There is a “happy face”
symbol that works for that, but I
have never quite figured out how
to use it.
This discussion could go on and
on since abbreviating things is extremely common and happens all
the time. In the interest of brevity,
however, maybe we’ll wrap it up
for now. Therefore, let me just say,
“See you later,” or, as the texters
might put it, “C U ltr.”

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tragic livestock losses due to Winter Storm Atlas.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise
that a recent study by Colorado
State University named South
Dakota as the top agribusinessfriendly state, meaning it has the
best economic climate for agriculture in the United States. The results of this study are another
example of what makes South
Dakota great – its people, their
support for one another, and their
collaborative effort to make South
Dakota’s businesses thrive.
As we salute our farmers and
ranchers, we also must remember
those who support the agriculture
industry throughout the state.
From the truckers who tirelessly
haul livestock and grain away
from the farms and ranches, to the
veterinarians who treat livestock,
to the equipment dealers and
manufacturers, all play their part
in keeping our agriculture industry strong while employing thousands of people in our state.
I recently attended the Western
Corn Belt Precision Ag Conference
in Sioux Falls, and I walked away
encouraged about the future of
agriculture in South Dakota. Precision planting and other technology available today for those who
wish to use it will enable farmers
to efficiently produce more food on
existing land and continue to keep
our food costs affordable.
As a Member of the Senate
Agriculture Committee, I was able
to include several land stewardship policies in the 2014 Farm Bill
that will enable farmers not only
to maximize production, but to
preserve their less productive land
and South Dakota’s diverse landscape.
Both the latest agriculture technology and land stewardship tools

in the Farm Bill provide exciting
opportunities for farming and
ranching into the future, and will

give us all even more reasons to be
proud of South Dakota’s agricultural heritage.

Executive Proclamation
State of South Dakota
Office of the Governor

   Whereas, On March 29, 1973, the last American troops were withdrawn from South Vietnam, thus ending the longest war in our country’s history; and,
Whereas, More than 27,000 South Dakotans served valiantly
under difficult circumstances during the Vietnam War and 210 made
the ultimate sacrifice; and,
Whereas, The Vietnam War is a story of service members of different backgrounds, colors, and creeds who came together to complete
a daunting mission. It is a story of Americans from every corner of
our Nation who left the warmth of family to serve the country they
loved. It is a story of patriots who braved the line of fire, who cast
themselves into harm’s way to save a friend, who fought hour after
hour, day after day to preserve the liberties we hold dear; and,
Whereas, By South Dakota statute, March 30 has been designated
as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, a day to pay tribute to
the fallen, the missing, the wounded, the millions who served, and
the millions more who awaited their return:
Now, Therefore, I, Dennis Daugaard, Governor of the state of
South Dakota, do hereby proclaim March 30, 2014, as
WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS
RECOGNITION DAY
in South Dakota, a day dedicated to all Vietnam Veterans in South
Dakota and invite all citizens both in public ceremonies and in private thoughts and prayers to gratefully acknowledge our Vietnam
Veterans and honor their proud legacy.
In Witness Whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the state of South
Dakota, in Pierre, the Capital City, this
Thirtieth Day of March in the Year of
Our Lord, Two Thousand and Fourteen.
_______________________________
Dennis Daugaard, Governor
Attest: ________________________
Jason M. Gant, Secretary of State

Country Praises|by Del Bartels
April 1 fun
Born pranksters, like myself,
love an open license for tricks,
such as on April Fools’ Day.
Sure, there are the old, traditional gags, but simplicity still
works. A quarter glued to the sidewalk still catches most people,
while a dollar bill strung along by
a fishing line can still get victims
to chase it for quite a ways. Invisible line can also be used to pull
along rubber spiders and snakes.
Speaking from experience, these
work best if you put a little lubrication on the bottom.
The true art of a really good
prank is getting the victims themselves to laugh at it. Yes, grandparents will “fall” for an obvious
gag set up by their grandchildren.
Yes, sometimes the prank is so
poorly done that its sheer obviousness is funny. I’m talking about
such smoothness and specific targeting of your victim that they instantly know they were set up,
that they fell for it, and it was tailored specifically for their personality characteristics.
A chocoholic grandly resists the
last piece of cake all day, then suc-

cumbs and sneaks past everyone
before bedtime to discover it is
only frosted cardboard. Either
they become angry, or they laugh
with those they snuck around.
You run outside all morning to
hush your chained dog, with each
run closer and closer to the last.
Finally, you hear laughter. Your
neighbor has been using his remote controlled toy car to drive
your dog, and you, bonkers. The
dog is wagging its tail, your neighbor is laughing, and you either get
angry or join in on the fun. Remote controlled cars are neat. So
are good neighbors.
I knew a warehouse worker who
unloaded delivery trucks. One
truck was crammed, but nothing
was on pallets. He hated 55-gallon
drums, and one was right in the
middle of the truck box opening.
Co-workers, supposedly busy with
their own stuff, watched as he maneuvered heavy boxes past the
drum, until it was the last thing
left. He grabbed it, preparing to
tip it enough to “walk” it on its
bottom rim. He grunted hard, and
threw the drum and himself about
10 feet. It was empty! His co-workers had set him up. They laughed

and he laughed, but all knew paybacks can be ... interesting.
Do they still make joy buzzers
used for shaking hands? Fake dog
do-do can still be found in novelty
shops. Many stores sell rubber
spiders and mice, but a realistic
snake is harder to find. Plastic
cockroaches in plastic ice cubes
can be surprising, as can stick-on
imitations of bullet holes for windows. Vaseline on door knobs is
still a reliable attention getter.
I want to shake the hand of
whoever put up “for sale” signs on
downtown businesses a few years
ago. Someone should put up a fake
street light downtown, with red
lights on all four sides. A rancher
should park a horse-drawn wagon
at the pumps of a gas station.
Imagine the fun if a docile cow
was tethered to a manhole cover
in the center of main street. Place
dozens of stick-it notes to be discovered all day that read “We’re
watching you.” Hang wall clocks
upside down. Look up until someone else does too. Put a “pull” sign
on a push door.
What would be best is to pull a
practical joke on YOU. Beware.

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Rural Livin’
Extension News
Bob Fanning. Field Specialist
Winner Regional Extension Center
Evaluating Winter 
Wheat Stands
Warm days and nights have
raised soil temperatures into the
mid and upper 30’s in much of
South Dakota, enough to take the
frost out of the top several inches
and begin to bring winter wheat
out of dormancy. Cool days and
nights in the forecast will slow the
process, but we’re at the point on
the calendar where winter wheat
fields will soon begin to look green
if they are alive. Articles earlier
this winter have suggested that
much of the winter wheat crop is
expected to have survived the winter relatively well. Those articles
were based on monitoring soil temperatures at automatic weather
stations, precipitation, soil moisture and limited actual field inspections. Undoubtedly there will
be locations in the state that are
dry, wind erosion occurred, or for
other reasons, some of the winter
wheat was damaged by winter injury.
As the winter wheat begins to
grow, producers will be able to accurately assess their stands, and
degree of winterkill that occurred,
if any. This will help make decisions on whether to keep the stand
or destroy it to go to another crop,
and take appropriate management
strategies.
Evaluating a winter wheat stand
early consists of two aspects,
plants per square foot, and how
uniform the stand is. Yield is directly affected by the number of
plants per square foot in the field.
Optimum plant stands for winter
wheat are said to be 18 or more
plants per square foot. If uniformly
distributed, 5-6 plants per square
foot is considered to be the minimum. Winter wheat has the ability
to compensate for lower plant densities by tillering, but there is a
limit to that ability, and the plants
must be uniformly distributed to
take full advantage.
To evaluate a winter wheat field

early in the season, you have to
make several assumptions. If we
assume 1 million kernels per
bushel, 25 kernels per head, and 5
tillers per plant, 8 plants per
square foot would produce 44
Bu/Acre. Main stems often produce
more than 25 kernels, but secondary tillers will bring the average
down. High plant populations typically produce fewer than 4 tillers,
whereas low plant densities will
likely result in considerably more.
Each producer will need to decide
what yield potential is adequate
for their operation.
The general recommendation for
nitrogen fertilization is to have all
or most of the nitrogen applied before jointing. Early jointing is the
stage at which head size is being
determined, and providing optimum nutrients will help take advantage of that. There is some
thought that nitrogen applied
early will stimulate tillering, although possibly to a limited extent.
Application should be delayed until
the soil is no longer frozen but dry
enough to support traffic. If the
spring is wet, the window of opportunity may be narrow enough that
getting it on early will help insure
that the nitrogen is available before jointing occurs.
Weed control becomes more important with a thin stand of wheat.
If the crop is planted into wheat
stubble, adding a half rate of fungicide with the herbicide may help
maintain secondary tillers and
subsequent yield potential.
Sorghum U to be held in
Mitchell
A Sorghum U educational event
will be held at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell on April
3, 2014. Visit http://sorghumcheckoff.com/for-farmer/sorghumu/ to
register or for more information.
Calendar
4-3: Sorghum U, 9:00 am, Highland Conference Center, Mitchell,
South Dakota

Ranch brings record
prices at auction
The Seven Blackfoot Ranch drew
a huge crowd to the tiny community of Milesville, S.D., for the St.
Patrick’s Day auction of 12,000
acres.
This was the largest ranch ever
sold by auction in Haakon County.
This scenic ranch was owned by
Dave and Sandy Solberg and their
family.
This ranch had a nice cross section of grassland, draws, and
breaks, with acres of prime farmland and three homes situated
throughout the nine tracts. Bidders
arrived from seven different states.
After very spirited bidding, the
nine tracts sold to six different individuals at an average price of
$1,238 per acre. Prices ranged from
$850 to $2,000 per acre.
Tract One, 600 acres of farmland
with some growing wheat, sold for
$2,000 per acre. Tract Three was

625 acres of mostly level pasture
land with good water, and it
brought $1,200 per acre. Tracts
Two, Four, and Six were considered
farm ground, and sold at $1,750,
$1,675, and $1,550 per acre. Tracts
Five, Seven, and Eight were mostly
pasture with some hay and possible farm ground. These larger
acreages, from 2,128 acres to 2,604
acres, each had a home and a few
outbuildings. Their prices were
$1,050, $1,030, and $850 per acre.
Tract Nine was an 18.5 acre site set
up with four camping lots. It had
electricity, rural water, and a commercial septic system. It sold at
$1,975 per acre.
Auctioneers were Dan Piroutek
of Piroutek Auction Service,
Milesville, and Lonnie Arneson of
Arneson Auction Service, Elm
Springs.

March 27, 2014 • Pioneer Review

Grindstone News|Mary Eide • 859-2188
It is snowing a little Saturday,
March 22, but the weather forecast said it it to improve some
later in the week. Sure do hope so.
I sure hate this funny weather we
are having this year, but we have
to believe there is a reason for
everything. I did hear a longrange weather forecast that said
that we are to have a cool, wet
summer. This sounds good, as of
now the top soil is dry and I don’t
know what the subsoil is doing.
Rich Smith enjoyed some card
playing and visiting in Philip this
past week. Marvin Eide was over
and had coffee with Rich one
morning and when Marvin left,
Rich was going out to fix some
fence that was down and he didn’t
want the cattle to get out of the
pasture. He keeps busy on the
ranch and seems to be doing great.
I talked with Rich’s daughter,
Joyce Buchholz. She is having
cancer treatments at the Mayo
Clinic this winter and would appreciate your prayers. The day
that I talked to her, she said she
was feeling awful and they didn’t
know what was going to happen,
as they were still seeing doctors to
see how to proceed.
It was a big day for Dorothy
Urban, March 22, when she
reached 100 years old. There was
a little celebration in the hospitality room at the Philip Nursing
Home when family and a few
friends came and enjoyed cake
and coffee served by Dorothy’s
daughter, Rita Ramsey, and
grandchildren. Dorothy received
many cards that she will enjoy for
some time. Her windowsill was
filled with flowers. It is not often
you get to have cake for a 100th
birthday. I have been priviledged
to enjoy two now, the other was for
Babe Fennel. I know there have
been others in Philip, but I never
had cake with them.
Marvin and Vicki Eide, Doug
and Phyllis Ramsey and daughter,
Michelle and baby, Wyoming, and
daughter, Brittny and Haley,
which would be Dorothy’s great,
great-grandchild. Another great,
great-grandchild present was
Charlee C. who came with her
parents, Chad and Paulette Ramsey. Bart and Marcy and their
daughter, Cara and family, came
a week earlier as they were unable to be here on the 22nd.
Trevor and Christa Fitch, greatgranddaughter, and great, greatgrandchildren, and Gary and
Amber Ramsey were there. Gary
and Amber’s son, Taylor, talked
with his great-grandmother by
one of the new devices that they
use now and she could see him as
he visited with her. At 100 years
of age, whe was able to see and
use this new device. What a great
amount of time and changes she
has witnessed through the years.
She is very alert and still enjoys
her family and friends’ visits. She
gets tired, but after a good rest,
she is ready for company!
I wasn’t there all day, so I might
have missed some who came to
share Dorothy’s day with her.
Vicki took me to Rapid City

March 20 for a six-month checkup for my eyes. Then she took me
to a furniture store to look for
some new chairs. I found some
with lower backs as mine are
metal and I keep hitting my elbows on them. Plus, they were
getting old and some of the legs
were getting bad. Vicki was able
to get them in the rear of her vehicle so we could bring them
home.
I suppose that you wonder why
I hit my arms on the chairs! Well,
my table is in the kitchen with a
round oak table in the center of
the room. My kitchen is only 14
feet by 12 feet and has two doorways, so there is not much room. I
always wonder how I cooked with
anywhere from 12 to 15 seated
around that table. The table has
eight leaves. At times, we would
set up a cardtable on the front
porch just off the kitchen for the
overflow.
I always seated myself on the
side next to the stove so I could replenish the bowls when they became empty. Now, I have all the
big cookware and it is not being
used. Maybe once in awhile when
the grandchildren and their families are here to eat I get them out,
but that is not too often. Most of
the big meals are at Vicki and
Marvin’s. Well, that took a long
time to tell why I got new chairs!
Later in the day we went to a
big store to pick up a few things.
When we entered the store I told
Vicki that I would just meet her at
the entrance when I got done.
Well, I got there first and sat
down on some benches and
watched the people who were coming and going. I am a people
watcher, they are interesting,
each in their own way. Some are
amusing, some are polite, some
are impolite and they vary in age
from babies to 80 or 90 years old.
I found that those who looked to
be in their 40s were the most impolite and did things the younger
and older generation didn’t do.
They would leave their carts by
the door where others had to go in
and out and not put them back in
the rack where they go. Just take
their purchases out and go out the
door. The older and younger people would put theirs back where
they got them. It was the same out
on the lot. They must have been
blind, as they would leave the
carts by their cars and drive off instead of putting them in the racks
that are provided for our convenience. An elderly lady with a
walker that was a distance from

her car even put hers back in the
rack outside before she left.
Well I guess that is enough of
my pet peeve as you can’t change
people like that, but you who read
this and are one of those who does
this thing, it would be nice if you
would change. It doesn’t take anymore time to be nice and polite
than the other way. In fact, it
takes less time, as others will help
you quicker if you help others and
are kind to them. But don’t do it
just to get others to help you, but
just because that’s the best way to
be, to be love and be kind and help
others!
Most people are calving so I didn’t call because I know that they
are busy. They are also busy with
their kids and grandkids’ activities. Many are getting ready for
the prom which is April 4, so they
are busy getting clothes, preparing
the meal, ordering flowers and
other needed things. It is a busy
time of year. So I know they appreciate me not bothering them right
now.
I am not really bragging, but I
have a smart dog. He at times acts
almost human, as he understands
conversation. Marvin was gone
and a cow came out a gate and all
I said to Dusty was Marvin is gone
and there is cow out and I opened
the door and he went out and put
the cow in with no other direction.
And he watched the gate till Marvin returned. If I say, “Marvin is
coming,” he waits at the door for
me to let him out so he can go with
him. I keep him in the entryway to
the house and he never makes a

mess or gets the entry dirty. He
will bark to go out as necessary.
When Marvin calls me on the
phone he knows who it is and will
cock his head to the side and wag
his tail which he doesn’t do when
others call. He will get between me
and a snake no matter what kind
it is. He will bark a certain bark
when he is trying to warn me of
danger. He will try to follow Marvin into the kitchen when he
comes down and all I have to say
is “Dusty, you know better than
that” and he will go back into the
entry. I don’t want dog hair in my
kitchen. I do keep the entry closed
off so he doesn’t come into the
house unless Marvin comes and
doesn’t put the barrier up. Marvin
is waiting for granddaughter Kiley
to come for the summer. He wants
her to video Dusty working cattle.
Kiley has the means and equipment to do this. He is a pretty dog,
black and white. He is half border
collie and half Australian shepherd mix and has pretty blue eyes.
We got him from Kieth Smith as a
pup 10 years ago. I sure would be
lost without him. He barks when
strangers come, but doesn’t bark
when Marvin’s vehicles come.
Well, I will bring this to a close
as it’s getting too long with all of
my nonsense and hope everyone
enjoys the nice weather this coming week.
Some people see things that are
and ask why? Some people dream
things that never were and ask,
why not? Some people have to go to
work and don’t have time for all of
that. George Carlin

Tech tuition buy-down
Tuition at the state’s four technical institutes will remain flat for
the upcoming year, thanks to a tuition buy-down that was proposed
by Governor Dennis Daugaard
and supported by the state legislature.
“In South Dakota, we have a demand for workers in areas like engineering, information technology,
health care and manufacturing,”
said Secretary of Education Dr.
Melody Schopp. “To address our
future workforce needs and prepare our young people for future
opportunities, it is important for
technical education to be affordable. Steadying the tuition rates
for the upcoming year is a step in
that direction.”
Though tuition will remain flat
next school year, fees will increase

slightly. At its meeting on March
24, the South Dakota Board of Education approved a four dollar increase in facility and maintenance
and repair fees.
More than 2,000 students graduated from South Dakota’s technical
institutes
in
2013.
Eighty-seven percent have obtained employment, with 79 percent of those working in their
chosen field. Just over 76 percent
of graduates have secured job
placement in South Dakota.
Graduates working in manufacturing are the highest wage earners with an average hourly wage
of $18.51. The average hourly
wage for graduates working in the
information technology field is
second highest at $16.97.

We Are Here

Emily Wickstrom, Rural Advocate
for Missouri Shores Domestic
Violence Center, will be at the
Haakon Co. Courthouse on
~ TUESDAY ~

April 1st

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY

For more information, call

1-800-696-7187

Domestic Violence, Sexual
Assault, Dating Violence
Emily is also available for
presentations to any group

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Hit & Miss
by Vivian Hansen
vivivi224@yahoo.com
or betty@pioneerreview.com
Elderly Meals
Thursday,  Mar.  27: Chicken
Critters, Primavera Pasta, Rice
and Raisins.
Friday, Mar. 28: Cod Nuggets,
Baby Bakers, Garden Veggies,
Roll, Fruit.
Monday,  Mar.  31: Chicken
Kiev, Baked Potato with Butter
and Sour Cream, Glazed Carrots,
Roll, Pears.
Tuesday,  April  1: Enchilada
Soup, Roast Beef Sandwich, Fruit,
Six Layer Bar.
Wednesday, April 2: Meatloaf,
Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes,
Creamed Peas, Fruit.
***
Bad River Senior Citizen’s
Calendar
Tuesday,  Mar.  25: Tax Prep
with Bob McDaniel 9:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m; Bridge @ 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Mar. 26: Bridge @
1:00 p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 27: Quilting @
1:00 p.m.
Sunday,  Mar.  30: Pre-Prom
Fashion Show @ 1:30 p.m.
Monday, Mar. 31: AARP @ 6:00
Soup Supper.
Tuesday,  April  1: Stronger
Economy Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.
***
Friday, March 14, 2014, at Somerset Court we had the activity of
ring the leprechaun. This is a fairly
exasperating game of ring the root
beer bottles with some uneven circles standing about 12 feet away.
Residents who played were Irene
McKnight, Fred Smith, Addie
Rorvig, Wilma Gabrielson, Mary
Lou Peters, Betty Sanders, Floy
Olson, Margaret Olson and Vivian
Hansen. The first game was won by
Fred with 43 points and the second
game was won by 32 points. Ruth
Sichterman watched.
Jeri Deschamp, from the Somerset Court front office, came around
with a check-off sheet. She is putting in new batteries in the safety
pendants of all residents. Thank
you, Jeri. The old batteries last for
two years.
Jack Humke’s son joined us for

lunch on Friday, March 14, 2014.
Chuck of the Somerset Court
maintenance staff came to check
out my sink drain and I asked him
to put a dark paper over my bedroom window. Thank you, Chuck.
He said that he has darkened
many windows for Somerset Court
residents. I guess lots of us like to
take daytime naps!
Friday afternoon, at 3:30, at
Somerset Court, we had music
with Skeeter. That also includes
the man with the frog hat, (today
he wore a green top hat and green
bow tie) who plays an electric guitar. Skeeter sings and plays a guitar and Mrs. Skeeter plays a
tambourine and there is also an accordion man. They make sweet
harmony together. Some of the
songs they performed were
“Walkin’ in the Sunshine,” “Watch
the Sun Go Down on Galway Bay,”
“Danny Boy,” “When Irish Eyes
Are Smiling,” “I’ll Fly Away,”
“Miles and Miles of Texas,” “Oh Susannah,” “I’ve Been Working on the
Railroad,” “Beer Barrel Polka,”
“Just Because,” and “Show Me the
Way to Go Home.” Thank you,
Skeeter, and band. We enjoyed
your music and hope that you can
come again soon.
Thank you for your good letter,
Gloria Hansen. And thanks for
your email March 14, Carol Vogan.
Saturday, March 15, at Somerset
Court, the activity bus made a trip
downtown to a movie theatre to see
the “Son of God.” Remarks from
those who attended were that it
was realistic and you must see it!
Saturday the day turned off cold
and windy and a little icing of sleet.
However, we expected a nice day
for Sunday. A bunch of us played a
little quiddler for and hour of so
and it was a quiet afternoon.
The new “Imprimis” magazine,
published by the Hillsdale, Mich.,
college, arrived Saturday. Its main
dissertation this month pertains to
entrepreneurship in American history. (An entrepreneur is one who
undertakes, manages and assumes
the risk of a new enterprise.) The
author is John Steel Gordon who
has written articles for Forbes, the
New York Times and the Wall
Street Journal. He gives illustrations of early entrepreneurships in
the American colonies. The time

was ripe and the various colonies
were organized by companies who
brought in people to work the land.
Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, and
Virginia were founded by profit
sharing corporations. Pennsylvania
and Maryland were founded by
proprietors. America proved to
have resources such as iron ore, tobacco and cod fish, that did well to
build businesses. (I left the magazine on the Somerset Court reading
table.)
Here I would like to quote some
famous words of Ted Hustead, the
original owner of Wall Drug. After
five years of just getting by, Ted
and Dorothy and their two little
kids were yearning for better
times. In 1936, it was Dorothy who
thought of what to do. People were
going by Wall on Highway 16 and
14, hot and dusty! She thought of
making rhyming signs offering
“Free Ice Water.” Almost before
Ted and his young helper had the
signs up, people began dropping in
for ice water, and they bought ice
cream cones and asked highway directions. Ted said, “free ice water,
brought us Husteads a long way
and it taught me my greatest lesson, and that’s that there’s absolutely no place on God’s earth
that’s Godforsaken. No matter
where you live, you can succeed,
because wherever you are, you can
reach out to people with something
that they need!”
March 16, at Somerset Court,
Terry and Ardith Pulse and Steve
came for church services. Jack
Humke played the piano and we
sang. Thank you, Terry, Ardith,
Steve and Jack. Prayers are offered
for all our sick folks. We might
pray that we use whatever smarts
we have to alleviate our own pains
too. Our rationale would be that we
would be more useful if we felt better.
M.R. Hansen emailed from Mongolia. There is a blizzard on there
and the dirty sand blows around,
then the snow comes down sideways. They wish that they had
some of the “Globel Warming,”
whatever that is. This computer
won’t give me a send box, so I can’t
answer his email.
The Rapid City Journal had an
item in the March 16, 2014, issue
about two groups of students from

March 2829-30-31
Divergent
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April 4-7:
Son of God

March 27, 2014 • Pioneer Review

South Dakota School of Mines who
spent their spring break helping to
improve the lives of others. Engineers and Scientists Abroad went
to Bogata, Colombia, to work on
making a rainwater harvesting
system and stabilize a landslideprone slope. In that contingent
were Tony Kulesa, Elizabeth
Woody, Cody Schellinger, Logan
Bogt, Michael Dollarhide, Erik
Walega and Kati Johnson.
At Somerset Court, first bunny of
the Easter season should go to Connie Stevens. She and her daughter
have made her doorway alcove
lovely with rosy wisteria blossoms
on her big tree and colored eggs
and an Easter scene on her hall
table. Take a trip around third
floor.
I have heard that it was above
60˚ out Sunday afternoon. And similar temps are forecast for the coming week.
Former Somerset Court resident,
Father Paul Dahms, died March
16, and his funeral services were
held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Thursday, March 20.
We had about four inches of wet
snow overnight on March 17 and
18. But, by 9:00 a.m., it was dripping past my window. Thanks to
Wayne and Gwynn Hansen who
sent me a beautiful cashmere
shawl, just in time for the last snow
of our everlasting winter!
March 18, Susan and Shawn
gave us ping pong poker. Thank
you, girls.
Residents who played were Irene
McKnight, Fred Smith, Mildred
Kraemer, Betty Sanders, Floy
Olson, Mary Lou Peters, Marj Self,
Wilma Gabrielson, Irene Cox, Marilyn Butts, Margaret Olson and Vivian Hansen. Mary Lou won the
second game with a full house. Vivian won the first game with two
pair.
Tuesday bingo was called by
Shawn as Sandi was sick. Snacks
were shamrock cupcakes.
Alvin Ellerton was the winner of
the M&M guessing contest. The jar
had 896 pieces and Alvin guessed
840, which was the closest. Congrations, Alvin.
Somerset Court resident, Vi
Walker, had a visitor for lunch, her
daughter-in-law, Diane (Ainslie)
Walker. Diane is a former Philip
girl and her parents are George
and Kay Ainslie. They were our
near neighbors.
After supper March 18, we had
bingo with the boys from the Club
for Boys and leaders, Clay Quinten

and Phillip Martin. Thank you all.
We enjoyed your company.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at
Somerset Court we were entertained by Women Who Care from
South Canyon Methodist Church.
They sang several songs and
Thelma held devotions. She woke
up with a creaky back, but she
said, “Lord, we have to be at Somerset Court today.” (She also took
some pills. She said, “Let us live
each day to Your glory, and each
night into Your keeping.” Thank
you for coming. They stayed for
lunch in the Somerset Court guest
dining room.
Thank you to David Hansen, Ft.
Pierre, who stopped in to visit
about 2:00 p.m. He was in Rapid
City on business. And Wayne
Hansen flew in to Rapid in time for
supper.
Nurse Pat gave us a talk about
skin care and skin problems. Drink
lots of water, so the skin is not deprived. It turns out that some of
our skin discomforts are from too
much soap. There are cleansers
that are less irritable. We can pay
better attention to sun screen, and
use clothing for skin protection
more wisely than we have been
doing. We should use sun glasses
more faithfully. There are exercises
that can help us maintain and improve our flexibility. Sitting and
standing are often avoided, while if
we do them more often, we would
develop greater ease. We need to
exercise different sets of muscles.
Pat showed us an exercise that
may be helpful. Stand by a chair or
other firm, unmoving articles and
stand on one foot, then the other,
putting the other foot out to the
side. Thank you Pat.
Well, I hate to admit that I was
sick and that March 21 got away
from me, but we had 9:30 exercises,
quiddler, grocery store trip, whist,
five crowns and our walker and
wheelchairs were cleaned. The activity directors sanitize and adjust
our wheels as needed. This is much
appreciated, girls. Somebody asked
me if I got a new one, they had
shined it up so nicely.
March 19, Wayne came over to
work on my 2013 income tax.
Thanks, Wayne. Amber who is in
the Somerset kitchen lent me an
egg to stand on end, and it has been
standing ever since. Thank you,
Amber. The Somerset Court
kitchen staff had one standing on
end too on the 19th.
Wayne wanted to get his fishing
tackle ready and go fish below

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Pactola dam. Also he wanted to go
to supper at a friend’s house. One
the menu was elk burgers, a rare
treat.
Rapid City Journal March 18,
2014, supplied a couple of news
items that took my eye. The reader
photo of the day was of the ice
climbers in caves in Spearfish
Canyon, it was spectacular! You
only get there on foot and you have
to use ropes to get down to the huge
icicles. I never knew these caves
were there. Though they may have
been there a million years. I plan to
put the item in the Somerset Court
activity page. The other item was
about the Crow Creek tribe in
South Dakota receiving a federal
grant to start a wind farm which
will provide electricity for the
reservation and possibly 100,000
homes. There will be profit from
the sale of electricity.
Today, I am wearing the new
multi-striped socks that Gwynn
sent me. I figured we need a cheery
note. Rain and snow is forecast.
Kent and Nina Fairchild sent me
an amusing email, “The middle
wife.” I am sorry I can’t send an
email reply. Really cramps my
style. But maybe they will read this
thank you in the Pioneer Review.
I am expecting Wayne over for
supper and a game of scrabble this
evening.

Deadline for
property tax
assessment
freeze
Elderly and disabled South
Dakotans have until April 1 to
apply for property tax relief under
South
Dakota’s
Assessment
Freeze for the Elderly and Disabled Program.
Under the program, for tax purposes, the homeowner’s property
assessment is prevented from increasing. If the actual value of the
home increases, the homeowner
still pays property taxes on the
former (lower) value.
To be eligible for the Assessment Freeze for the Elderly and
Disabled Program, individuals
must meet the following qualifications.
•Have incomes of less than
$26,566.63 for a single-member
household (only one individual in
the household) or less than
$33,208.29 for a multiple-member
household
•Have owned or retained a life
estate in a single-family dwelling,
in fee or by contract to purchase,
for at least one year and have
been a resident of South Dakota
for at least one year
•Have resided for at least 200
days of the previous calendar year
in the single-family dwelling
•Be 65 years of age or older OR
disabled (as defined by the Social
Security Act).
Un-remarried widow/widowers
of those who were previously qualified may still qualify in some circumstances. The valuation limit
for the program is $182,358.37 or
more of full and true value, meaning that property valued above
those limits is not eligible unless
the applicant has previously qualified.
Deadline to apply for the program is April 1, 2014, and applications must be submitted to the
county treasurer. Applications
are available from local county
treasurers’ offices or by contacting
the Department of Revenue, Property and Special Taxes Division in
Pierre at 605-773-3139 or 1-800829-9188 (press “2” for the Property and Special Taxes Division).
Additional information and the
online application are available at
http://dor.sd.gov/Taxes/Property_Taxes/Forms.aspx (see PT-38
“Assessment Freeze for Elderly
and Disabled”).
For additional information on
the assessment freeze or other
property tax relief programs,
please contact the Department of
Revenue, Property and Special
Taxes Division.

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Church
Obituaries

Milesville News|Janice Parsons • 544-3315

Edward C. Colvin________________
Edward C. “Eddie” Colvin, 94,
passed away March 22, 2014 at
the Fort Meade V.A. Medical Center, Sturgis, S.D.
He was born July 14, 1919 in
Osakis, Minn., to William and
Anna (Doran) Colvin. Eddie grew
up in Powell and graduated from
Philip High School in 1939.
He married Charlotte O'Neal
Colvin in 1942. Later the same
year, he joined the service and
served in the 8th Air Force in England until 1945.
Eddie returned to Philip in
1945 and worked at Philip Motor
Company until 1965. He then
worked as the Philip postmaster
until his retirement in 1978.
Eddie and Charlotte greatly enjoyed their time as snow birds to
Palm Desert, Calif., for many
years.
He is survived by his one son,
Richard E. (Rhonda) Colvin of La
Quinta, Calif.
Eddie loved visiting with

March 27, 2014 • Pioneer Review

friends, and the light of his life
was his birthday girl, Jessica
Bentley (niece of Rich and
Rhonda).
He was preceded in death by
his parents; wife, Charlotte, in
1997; and nine brothers and sisters, Mary Francis, Loretta,
Dorothy, Elizabeth, Patricia, Darlene, Charles, William and Robert.
Services will be held at a later
date.

World Day of Prayer
for local youth groups

Photo by Del Bartels

A lot of the folks are staying
pretty close to home keeping busy
with calving. Before long it will be
time to get in the fields (I hope)!
Congratulations to Dorothy
Urban who celebrated her 100th
birthday last Saturday. Attending
from our way was her greatgrandaugher, Christa Fitch, and
her family. Dorothy's daughter,
Rita Ramsey, and her children
were all there along with many
great and great, great, grandchildren. She received many beautiful
flowers and cards. Christa said,
"What a special day to get to celebrate 100 years with her!"
Nina and Allison Pekron drove
to Bismarck, N.D., last Friday
where Allison took part in a registration event at the University of
Mary.
Dave and Angelia (Carley)
Shields are back in Rochester
where Dave is having more tests.
Please pray for Dave, as he has
been having health issues for a
long time. Four-year-old Jaeryn
Shields is staying with her grandparents, Phil and Karen Carley,
while her parents are gone.
Dave and Tonya Berry, Jade
and Misti, were in Philip last Sunday to help Dave's dad, Kenneth
Berry, celebrate his 85th birthday.
Happy belated birthday, Kenneth!
Pat Hanrahan spent last weekend in Burke with her parents,
Harold and Mildred Johnson.
Monday, Mark and Pat attended
the funeral of Viola Delbridge, age
97, in Union Center. Viola is the
mother of Paul Delbridge.
The devastating mudslides in
Washington have affected some
folks in our area. I visited with
Virgil Smith and found out that
his niece is still missing this Tuesday morning. She is the adopted
daughter of Chuck Smith. Most of
us remember Chuck when he
worked in the meat department at
SuperValu in Philip. This is another family to remember in
prayer.
Darren Gebes and three of his
kids of Horace, N.D., arrived at
the parental Mike Gebes home
Thursday night. Justin Gebes,
Lincoln, Neb., and Courtney
Gebes, Sturgis, both came Friday
night. They all stayed until Sunday.
Kayla Bastian, Kaidyn and
Adler, Pierre, visited at the home

of Boyd and Kara Parsons from
Monday until Wednesday of last
week. Wade, Marcy and family
were there part of that time.
Sheryl Hansen came out from
Philip Tuesday night for supper
and to get acquainted with Adler.
Dinner guests at Boyd and Kara
Parsons' Sunday were Wayne and
Gwen Davis and Marsha and Norman Eisenbraun, Wall. The ladies
were classmates at Wall High
School.
Last Sunday, Cory and Stacy
Elshere, Trey and Jenna, Wall,
drove up for church at Hardingrove and spent the day with
Jim and Lana. Matt Arthur came
for dinner and spent the afternoon. We enjoyed Cory's special
music in church.
Donna and Tina Staben attended the meeting of the garden
club last Tuesday evening. The
club is making plans to continue
work on the park north of the
Senechal.
Paul and Tina Staben brought a
cake over to Charles Staben Friday evening to wish him a happy
birthday.
Lawrence and Ronda Schofield
visited at the home of Donnie and
Bobette Schofield last Saturday
aftenoon.
Sharon Olivier attended a jewelry party Friday night at Donna
Olivier's home in Philip. The
demonstrator was Jess Smith,
Tucker’s wife.
Bart and I were dinner and supper guests at Dick and Gene Hudson's last Thursday. We took a
drive in the afternoon around
their neighborhood and beyond.
The Milesville Rangers 4-H
Club met Thursday, March 20.
The club members tied a fleece
blanket to give to a family who
had lost their home in a fire. They
also made spring decorations for
the bulletin board at the nursing
home. Club members decided not
to distribute baked goods for bake
and take day, as they supplied
cookies and bars for the Seven
Blackfoot land auction. We discussed upcoming events such as
the 4-H phonathon; Ben and Mark
Stangle volunteered to represent
the club. Sarah Parsons, Rachel
Parsons and Ben Stangle gave
talks. Submitted by Assistant Reporter, Grace Pekron.

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Cool climate to
dominate through
spring season
Cooler than average temperatures are expected to persist
through the remainder of the
spring season in South Dakota,
according to National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center.
The most recent update was released March 20, which includes
projections for temperature, precipitation and drought for the
spring and early summer.
“The cool Canadian flow is expected to continue well into April,"
said Laura Edwards, South
Dakota State University Extension climate field specialist. “The
pattern that we’ve experienced
the last few months is going to
stay put for a while longer.”
This means, Edwards explained, that most of the state will
likely have below average temperatures in April, and could linger
through May and beyond for the
state's northern counties.
“This could mean a little later
than normal planting for row
crops and home gardens, as soil
temperatures are struggling to
warm up,” she said. “The national
outlook did not give any clear indication of wetter or drier than
normal for April. The models have
not honed in on a consensus as far
as precipitation in the High Plains
states.”
During the last month, several

climate forecasts have shown that
El Nino is becoming more likely
for the 2014 growing season. This
can mean wetter and cooler for
eastern, especially southeastern,
South Dakota for May through
September, Edwards said.
Some climate models have
begun to show signs of wetter conditions, starting in May. She
added that the projections of wetter than average May could help
crops get off to a good start.
“The shallow soil moisture
across the region has only been
replenished
by
minimally
snowmelt. This last winter has
been below average for snowfall,
with virtually no notable major
snowfall events since the devastating blizzard in October,” Edwards said. “With the exception of
the Black Hills, most of the state
has only received about 50 to 90
percent of average precipitation
over the last three months.”
The seasonal drought outlook
for the United States was also released this week.
“At this time, there is no indication that drought will develop in
South Dakota through the month
of June,” Edwards said. “The
cooler and potential wetter, conditions that are forecast will reduce
any potential for drought in the
spring season.”

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World Day of Prayer 2014 for kids was the theme of the youth gathering that involved kids from three local churches – United Church, First Lutheran and Evangelical Free – getting together Wednesday, March 19. The United Church was filled
with 74 students and many adult volunteer helpers. The main purpose was for the
kids to come together, learn about another area of the world and pray for the people of that area. Skits, songs and crafts were used to teach the lesson. The kids
learned to sing “Praise Ye the Lord” and to say “thank you” and “you’re welcome”
in Arabic. They talked about school, the church and poverty in Egypt. Pastor
Kathy Chesney, shown, said that the program used the story of the woman at the
well to teach that God accepts and loves us no matter where we live or what color
our skin is. “This is the second year we have done this and I hope to continue. I
look forward to bringing all our young people together to learn about God and
have fun doing it,” said Chesney.

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH
Philip – 859-2664 – sacred@gwtc.net
Fr. Kevin Achbach
Saturdays: Confession from 3 to 4 p.m.
Saturday Mass: 5:00 p.m.

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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 Home
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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.
(Feb-April-June-Oct-Dec)
Sunday Mass: 7:30 a.m. (August)
Saturday Mass: 7:30 p.m.
(Jan-March-May-July-Sept-Nov)
Confession: Before Mass
Monday Release Time: 2:15 p.m.
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FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH
859-2336 • Philip
E-MAIL: prfrezil@gmail.com
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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TRINITY LUTHERAN
Midland – 843-2538
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30 a.m.
Ruth Circle: 3rd Tues.
at 2 p.m.
Nowlin Circle: Last
Ronald G.
Wed. at 9 a.m.
Rebecca Circle: Last
Wed. at 7 p.m. (Nov.
thru Feb.); 6:30 p.m.
(Mar. - Oct.)

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
Long Valley
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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OUR REDEEMER
LUTHERAN CHURCH, Philip
(605) 669-2406 • Murdo
Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship Services:
1:00 p.m.
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OPEN BIBLE CHURCH
MIDLAND
Pastor Andy Blye
843-2143 •
facebook.com/midlandobc
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.
Bible Study: Wed. at 7:30 p.m.
Women’s Ministries: 2nd Thurs., 1:30
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ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH
10 miles SE of Midland

Mann, DDS
Dentist
Philip, SD
859-2491

Pastor Glenn Denke • 462-6169
Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Sunday School: 11:00 a.m. CT
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PHILIP COMMUNITY
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.
Everyone Welcome!!
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HARDINGROVE COMMUNITY
EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH
Pastor Gary Wahl – Philip
859-2841 • garyaw@aol.com
Worship Service: 9:00 a.m.
Children's Church: 8:30 a.m.
Ladies’ Aid - 2nd Thurs. at 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study & Prayer, Mondays at 7 p.m.
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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH OF INTERIOR
Pastor Kathy Chesney • 859-2310
E-mail: chez@gwtc.net
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.

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Midland News
Sonia Nemec • 843-2564
home_maker_sonia@hotmail.com
It’s going to be a busy week with
the Education Fair at the Midland
School Thursday, March 27, and
the Midland Community Library
soup supper benefit at the school
dining room, on that same
evening. Then you have the Midland Community play being performed Friday, March 28,
Saturday, March 29, and Sunday,
March 30. Always find it a bit
amusing when folks from the
cities ask what there is to do in
small town America.
The sky conditions seem a bit
confused this Monday morning –
woke up to cloudy skies with a few
snow flakes coming down, the sun
seeming intent on moving those
clouds away, only to have cloudy
skies pushing in once again. I’m
thinking it’s going to be one of
those kinds of days and I’m thinking – those clouds are going to
take over. I talked by phone with
our daughter, April Meeker,
Spearfish, Saturday morning. She
reported they had snow and icy
conditions Friday and that
evening there were a number of
wrecked vehicles on I-90 just outside of Spearfish. She and Steve
happened to be in the area when
all was said and done, April said
it was almost like a domino effect
with vehicles here and there. The
back of one was smashed to the
front of the vehicle. There were a
couple of ambulances there, at
that point, she and Steve had no
idea how folks faired the accidents. We both agreed, oftentimes
speed is a factor when it comes to
bad road conditions.
Many of us remember being in
4-H and all that you learned from
being in 4-H. My aunt, Esther
Schanzenbach, taught me how to
sew on her old pedal sewing machine. And trust me, she did not
do the work for you. She was there
to help if you had questions, but
the actual sewing was your own
work. And that’s the way it should
be. My aunt, Clara Roseth, was
the place we went to learn how to
can. Celeste Hand was my 4-H
leader for seven years. The 4-H
group here in Midland has been
going since the fall of 1998. Five
and seven years old are the
Cloverbuds group. Eight years old
to 18 or 19 make up the rest of the
group, depending on the date their
birthday falls. The name of their
group is the Bad River Buckaroos
and Nicki Nelson is the 4-H
leader. Sunday was the day for
those 4-H kids to do their annual
bake n’ take project. They are put

in groups of three to four, with the
older kids helping with the
younger ones. They learn how to
measure, mix, and bake. The
goodies are then placed on paper
plates with plastic bags over them
and off those kids go with moms
as drivers. They share their goodies with folks around town and in
the area, so it is not only bake n’
take, it is a time of sharing with
others. Jerry and I want to thank
Jenna Finn and her son, Cole, for
sharing some goodies with us,
they were delicious. Being a 4-H
leader takes time and patience.
Thanks, Nicki, for taking time to
care and help kids learn.
I had a most interesting visit
with Leo and Mary Ann (Beckwith) Stoner, Philip, Friday morning. The purpose of the visit was
to discuss country schools. The
apartment they live in is roomy
and has a picture window and
other windows making for a
cheery place to live and each
apartment has a garage attached.
Mary Anne said that their neighbors in the next apartment were
Sid and Corrine Iwan and their
son, Chance. Corrine is an avid
reader and shares books with
Mary Anne. Leo and Mary Anne
met while going to Black Hills
State College in Spearfish. Leo
taught country school for two
years and Mary Anne for four
years. Chuckling, Mary Anne remembers going to the coal shed for
coal and being locked in that coal
shed by a student. She remembers
the blizzard of 1948-49, she was
teaching at the Markwed School
that year. It was several days before the kids could make it to
school. Bill Markwed rode out a
ways by horseback, checking to
see if smoke was coming from the
chimney, giving the sign she was
okay. It was fun looking through
her photo books, sharing of folks
we knew in those pictures. Mary
Anne taught at the Kuhl School
one year and had an interesting
photo of three students dressed as
Pa, Ma, and the kid. At the time,
the Standiford family lived on,
from what could figure out, the
place where the Redden family
later lived and went to the Kuhl
School. Marjorie Standiford was
Pa, Bill Bruce was Ma and Kenny
Bruce was the kid. Now just between you and me, Bill didn’t
seem to be to happy dressed as
Ma. I asked Leo if he had some
stories to share. Chuckling, he
said he didn’t have any. He was
just enjoying listening to the two
of us. After my visit with Mary
Anne, I have some stories to share
with Betsey DeLoache. I better get

at the news for this week.
Former Midland resident, Ray
Kelly, who graduated with the
Midland High School class of
1967, was in the Midland area a
while back. He had made a sign
for the hotel and put it up on the
big front window of the hotel
which says, “Welcome to the Lava
Water Hotel and Hot Mineral
Baths.” If you haven’t seen it you
need to stop in, it is a nice sign. As
some of you know, Ray is an artist
and with his artistic abilities has
painted pictures of different Midland buildings such as the old
bank building, etc. He does do
beautiful work!
Last Monday, Clint and Prerry
Saucerman went to Rapid City
having lunch at the home of their
son, Tel and Ellie Saucerman.
Mark and Glenda Nemec, Hill
City, were also there. Following
lunch everyone went to the sixth
grade musical which sixth grader
Emma Saucerman was a part of.
Friday, Clint and Prerry, Mark
and Glenda, Beth (Nemec) Hand,
Isaiah and Samuel, Pierre, and
Tel and Ellie had lunch together
before heading to the Regional
Science Fair at the Rapid City
School of Mines and Technology.
They looked at the different exhibits before going to the awards
ceremony in which sixth grader
Emma Saucerman received first
place in the engineering division
for her experiment of accuracy in
different types of clocks. Congratulations to you, Emma! Good job!
Emma is the daughter of Tel and
Ellie (Nemec) Saucerman and the
granddaughter of Clint and Prerry Saucerman and Mark and
Glena Nemec and is Beth Hand’s
niece. The group then headed for
Knollwood Elementary School
where Sawyer and Meleah
Saucerman attend school. The
school was having a carnival and
the group also had supper there.
After a full day of activities, Mark
and Glenda headed home, Beth
and the boys also going to Hill
City to spend some time with her
folks. Clint and Prerry spent the
night at Tel and Ellie’s. Stacey
Nemec and Kim Bierle, Pierre,
also spent the night with Tel and
Ellie. Saturday, Stacey and Kim
went to the boy’s state basketball
tournament as the Pierre Governors boy’s basketball team made it
to state. After lunch Saturday,
Clint and Prerry headed for home,
making a stop at the Philip Nursing Home visiting with Clint’s
dad, Gaylord Saucerman, and
stopping at the Senechal Apartments to visit Prerry’s mom, Marlin Evans.
Sunday, Sheri Wiechmann,
Pierre, came to the home of her
mom, Wilma Saucerman, for a
visit. They also went to Philip visiting Gaylord Saucerman at the
nursing home. On the way back to
Pierre, Sheri stopped to see Roy
and Carol Hunt.
Saturday, Pat and Sophie Foley
met her brother, Julian and

March 27, 2014 • Pioneer Review

Coreen Roseth at Deadwood. For
the last three years the couples
have gotten together at Deadwood, celebrating Sophie and
Coreen’s birthdays, which are
within a few months time. Happy
belated birthdays, Sophie and
Coreen!
The Pierre band was Band of
the Day at the boy’s state basketball tournament in Rapid City,
Friday and Saturday. Wyatt
Trapp, Midland, goes to T.F. Riggs
Pierre High School and is a member of the band, playing the
French horn. Due to the tournament, Pierre did not have school
Friday, so Emily and Chauncey
Trapp spent some time with
grandma and grandpa, Joy and
Jerry Jones. Saturday, Wyatt
caught a ride home with his sister,
Cassidy Trapp, who goes to college
at the School of Mines in Rapid
City.
Sunday, Trinity Lutheran
Church in Midland enjoyed having Pastor Frezil back for the baptism of Classa Lyn Doud, the
daughter of Casey and Krystal
Doud. Pastor Frezil invited
Classa’s four-year-old brother,
Clancy, to help in the baptism of
his baby sister!
Paula Jones made a surprise
stop at the home of her folks, Gene
and Audrey Jones on her way
back to Rapid City after visiting
friends in O'Neill, Neb. They were
folks she became acquainted with
from softball and babysitting.
Jerry and I went for one of our
drives Saturday afternoon winding up at the home of Ivan
Schanzenbach having a good visit,
getting back home around dark.
We got to talking of country
schools and folks from years back.
Not always knowing the answers
to some questions, I got out the
history book, “Prairie Progress,” in
West Central South Dakota – and
in that history book were our answers. Once again, so very thankful for those history books! Like
the rest of us, Ivan is looking forward to warmer temperatures,
getting out and about on the farm
where he grew up. He said he enjoys looking out the window seeing
wildlife and all there is to see on
the farm. We enjoyed ice cream
and brownies before heading
home. After an enjoyable afternoon and evening, one can’t help
but wonder why they don’t do it
more often. Going to the
Schanzenbach home brings with it
a whole lot of memories of being at
the home of John and Esther.
Funny the things you sometimes
remember. Can’t remember how
old I was, it was in my younger
years, I came down with the
measles and Esther seeing my
need for some comfort, slept with
me this one particular night. She
had turned out the lights and soon
I began to cry. Asking what was
the matter, I told her I was afraid
she would fall asleep before I did.
In her no nonsense sort of way, I
remember her saying, “If you don’t

stop crying neither one of us is
going to fall asleep.” That was all
I needed, I stopped crying and
next thing I knew it was morning.
Good memories!
Being on a roll of times and family, I just finished reading a book
by Luanne Rice, “The Silver Boat.”
There are times when reading a
certain book, it touches a piece of
your heart and you find yourself
pulled into the story of the book.
This was one of those books! The
main characters of the book are
three sisters, their mom and their
dad. At one point the dad headed
for his homeland in Ireland. His
ancestors were builders of boats.
He built a boat and headed for Ireland in search of his history with
a purpose in mind, leaving his
family at Martha’s Vineyard. His
family received a phone call from
him at Kerry that was the last
phone call he made. When he left,
his oldest daughter was 12 and
her sisters eight and nine, some
where in there. The years went by,
the girls grew up and married, but
for the one. As the years went by
their mother passed away. As they
sorted things in the house, packing things with the idea of selling
the house, they longed to know
what became of their dad, and so
they headed for Ireland. Dar remembered some things her dad
had told her about Ireland, and sopiece by piece they learned their
dad had found what he wanted
and was heading home when his
boat sank. There was an ache for
the dad they had missed in their

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growing up years, bit by bit, they
were able to find peace in their
loss. It pulled me into the story for
the dad I never knew. And no,
there wasn’t a time I wallowed in
self-pity, for that is an emotion
that serves no good purpose. As I
read that book I thought back to
the time I cried for the dad, death
took away – and strange as it may
seem, it was after I was married.
Life is an interesting journey is it
not – and for some things there
are no answers.
As I close my column for another week, I leave you with a bit
about an interesting phone call I
received the other day. The phone
rang, and answering the phone I
learned it was a tour company our
daughter, Charlene, has used a
number of times – they must have
said is this Ms. Nemec and I
thought they said Mrs. Nemec.
Anyway, long story short, they
were calling about my trip to
Barcelona, I told her I was not
going to Barcelona – she said this
was about my return trip from
Barcelona – I repeated I had no
plans to go to Barcelona – is this
Charlene she asked? “This is her
mother,” I replied. We had a good
laugh over the whole thing. Charlene gives our phone number as a
contact number when she travels.
Later, when I called Charlene we
had a good laugh as she shared of
the lady telling of the mix up in
the phone call and the two of them
having a good laugh, as well. A
good laugh is good for the soul!
Have a good day and a good week!

Moenville News|Leanne Neuhauser • 567-3325
taxes for the year. And our farmers and ranchers don't just supply
food – they also provide fiber, fuel,
lumber, pharmaceuticals – it is a
very long list! If you want to learn
more, you can go to www.ag
day.org to find all sorts of information – very interesting reading.
Today is also my parents' anniversary. They were married in
1950, and they created a home full
of fun and love. They were such
great role models, showing us children how to work, play, share and
most importantly love one another. Dad has been gone for over
two decades, but his legacy lives
on. So happy anniversary to my
mother, Letoy Brown. And thanks
for making our childhood so wonderful!
Also today, there is a Game Fish
and Parks' plane flying in our community, aiming to reduce the number of coyotes in our area. I hope
they have great success! The coyotes have been nearly epidemic
around these parts.
My sympathy to our neighbor
T.J. Gabriel and all the Gabriel
family on the death of his grandfather, Leo Gabriel. Randy remembers Leo from high school days at
T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre,
where Leo served as a janitor for
many years.
Nels and Dorothy Paulson were
a little short in the news department this week. Nels has been
staying home, babysitting the cattle now that calving season is here.
Dorothy went to Pierre Wednesday for a doctor's appointment.
While there, she got a shot for
shingles. Evidently she has had
shingles before, but the doctor said
you can get them again and they

Greetings from cold, sunny,
wind still northeast Haakon
County. We have no snow cover
here these days, and the ground is
firmed up due to the cold temperatures. Some of the frost went out
of the ground during the warmer
days, so the mud puddles are
mostly gone. The temperatures
are forecast to be very nice by the
weekend, so I'm looking forward
to that. I have lots of yard projects
to get to, but they aren't fun when
it is so cold.
Today (Tuesday) is National Ag
Day! I hope that as our nation sits
down to their meals comprised of
high quality, safe food, and they
take a moment to think about
where their food comes from. Our
farmers and ranchers do an excellent job of providing quality food
at a relatively low price, especially
compared to the prices paid in
some countries. As I was reading
some of the Ag Day facts, I found
that it takes just 40 days for most
Americans to earn enough money
to pay for their food supply for the
entire year. By comparison, it
takes 129 days for the average
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are often worse the second time
around. So Dorothy got the shot – better safe than sorry!
Dick and Gene entertained Bart
and Janice Parsons Thursday. The
Parsonses were lunch and supper
guests, and they enjoyed a tour of the
community as well as some card playing. Sunday, there was no church at
Deep Creek, so Dick and Gene went to
Midland for church, then they traveled to Pierre, taking back roads and
seeing the countryside. They attended
visitation for Leo Gabriel, and they
also stopped to visit Clara Eldridge.
Gene is in the process of incubating
eggs – all sorts of eggs, from the sound
of things. The trick so far has been
regulating the temperature in the incubators and keeping the eggs turned.
She said she should have some results
in three to four weeks – I'll keep you
posted!
Billy and Arlyne Markwed had a
visit early last week from friend and
neighbor, Steve McDaniel. It was
Steve's birthday (happy belated birthday to him!) and he came to visit and
play a few games of cards. Sunday,
Billy and Arlyne traveled to Pierre.
They visited Aunt Alice Jeitz and also
attended prayer services for Leo
Gabriel. They stayed home Monday to
watch cattle while their grandson,
T.J. Gabriel, and family attended Leo
Gabriel's funeral.
Frank and Shirley Halligan left
Thursday morning for Aberdeen to attend the State B Boys Basketball
Tournament. Their grandson, J.J., is
a member of the Faith team, and from
what I saw, he is quite good. They met
up with family and Faith fans at the
Barnett Center in which Faith played
the second game. Faith led in the
third quarter, but Potter County came
back to beat them by three points in
the fourth. Friday, Faith played Centerville and won by 17. Saturday,
Faith played Langford and lost by
nine. Tyler Hohenberger was named
to the All-Tournament Team from
Faith. He is Jodi Kammerer's
nephew, and Joel and Jodi live on
Halligan's place at Philip. Shirley ran
into one of the ladies who went on a
cruise with them last October. The
lady was from Huron and was there to
support the James Valley Christian
team who eventually won the tournament. Frank and Shirley headed for
Pierre Saturday morning, planning to
arrive in time to see the Saturday
game on TV and then go to the ranch.
They stopped in Highmore for a short
visit with Ruth Neuhauser before continuing their trip. Shirley said Ruth
looked good and they enjoyed the
visit. Ruth's room faces south and the
sun was pouring in, making it nice
and cheery even though it was pretty
cold outside. They also noticed that
Ruth has a view of some open space,
which should make it feel more like
home. I know that Ruth also has a
number of houseplants in her window – it reminds me a lot of the south
window of her porch in the country –
she always raised the most beautiful
plants!
Lola Roseth helped with the Health
Fair in Philip Saturday morning.
Monday, Duane and Lola were in
Rapid City.

T.J. and Jeanine Gabriel were busy
most of the week with family since his
Grandpa Gabriel passed away last
Tuesday night. They are also busy
with calving activities. T.J. took some
bulls to Gordon, Neb., Friday to get
semen collected on them. On the way
home, he stopped at Nick Risses at
Martin and visited. Sunday night and
Monday, T.J. and Jeanine and family
attended the prayer service and funeral for his grandfather, Leo Gabriel.
Kevin Neuhauser was in Highmore
Wednesday to visit with his mother,
Ruth Neuhauser. Friday, he went to
Murdo for the monthly West Central
Electric board meeting. Thursday,
Mary Neuhauser and members of her
family were in Aberdeen to be with
her father, Maurice Schlechter. He
had a ruptured Achilles tendon, which
had to be surgically repaired. The surgery went fine, and Maurice was later
taken to Highmore Health, the same
facility where Ruth Neuhauser resides. He will spend a couple of days
there until he can be admitted to the
swing bed system at the Aberdeen
hospital. He'll stay there for a couple
of weeks to convalesce and begin therapy. Mary Neuhauser attended a St.
Patrick's Day party hosted by Patty
Petersen Saturday. She stayed in
town Saturday evening, then went to
Highmore to visit the parents before
coming to the ranch Sunday afternoon. Kevin had a dental appointment
Tuesday, so he was on the road again.
Busy outfit!
Mary Briggs said she and Lee had a
fairly quiet week last week. Lee attended a telephone meeting in Chamberlain Thursday, March 20. Mary
spent some time watching (or listening) to the state basketball tournaments.
South
Dakota
Public
Broadcasting televised the state tournaments, but you could also watch the
tournaments on the computer – yay
for technology! Lee and Mary had supper in Philip Saturday night.
Bill and Polly Bruce were in Midland Sunday to attend church and
have lunch. Otherwise, the activities
this week mostly entailed taking care
of things at the ranch, since it is busy
calving season. Polly said they get to
have grandson Riley at their house
while his mother goes out to help with
the cattle – I'll bet grandparents,
grandson and mom all enjoy that
arrangement! There was an article in
the Rapid City Journal about Polly's
cousin, John Nemec – very interesting
reading!
Marge Briggs was in Eagle Butte
Monday to keep a doctor's appointment. She said that her daughter,
Janet, who lives in Spearfish and is
quite a gardener, recently built a cold
frame and has been planting a few
things. I think both Marge and Jan
have spring fever, just like most everyone else I know, me included!
Ray and Nancy Neuhauser have
been keeping busy with their usual activities. Nancy visited Clara Eldridge
Monday. Nancy and Raymond also
went to have passport photos taken in
preparation for a cruise through the
Panama Canal. That sounds like fun!
Chase and Kelly Briggs stay busy
with all the calving and cattle feeding
activity. They had a visit from Kelly's
mother, Mary Ness, Saturday. Kelly

has been planting some seeds, growing bedding plants for this summer's
garden. The kids love to watch the
progress as the plants grow – great
learning experience for them!
We have been busy here with calving season. Tuesday, Randy and I
stopped at Dick and Gene Hudson's to
get some eggs. We stayed for supper
and a game of cards, and I'm glad to
report that the women were victorious. Randy and I were in Pierre
Wednesday for appointments, and
Thursday I traveled to Kadoka to
spend the day with my mother, Letoy
Brown. While there, we also visited
with my aunt, Florence Hogen. We
took a tour around Kadoka, did a little
yard work, and also visited with some
of Mom's friends. It was a good day.
Sunday, our nephew, Dylan
Neuhauser, came to the ranch to help
with some projects – personally, I also
think he showed up for the fresh
chocolate chip cookies! Monday after-

noon, I went to Pierre to do some shopping and to meet our daughter, Jennifer Tschetter, for supper. Jen was
working in central South Dakota this
week, so it was a nice chance for us to
have some girl time! Our son, Scott,
and grandson, Austin, also arrived at
the ranch Monday – they will be
spending a few days helping with calving, etc. It is such fun to have them
here.
This week, I am grateful for the nice
weather we have been enjoying. Although I would like it to be a little
warmer, I'm so glad we aren't receiving heavy wet snow during this calving season. It gives the calves a better
chance at survival! Of course, calving
season isn't finished, so I guess I'll just
have to keep my fingers crossed!
I hope we'll all soon be enjoying sunshine, warmer temperatures, and all
the good things that come with spring.
That will put a smile on most everybody's face! Enjoy your week!

Betwixt Places| Marsha Sumpter • 837-2048
bilmar@gwtc.net

Good morning from Kadoka. It’s always enjoyable to read the Blast from
the Past in the Pioneer Review. Last
week an article of interest to me was
about the fire on the Wayne Fairchild
place in March of 1964 when a barn
burned down and they lost 30 sheep
and a registered calf. The barn that
burned I think was an original barn
that the Stephensons had built on
the place before it was purchased
from Ed and Jessie in 1946. Bill and
I were living in Rapid in 1964. It’s
terrible to admit but I don’t recall
hearing much about that incident,
even though it would have been
pretty traumatic to suffer that kind
of loss of both building and animals.
That is much like farm and ranch
people or maybe folks in general in
the area, not to dwell on losses, but
to get on with what can be taken care
of. In the place of that barn, a
quanset was put up and life went on.
Darn, I get some news, then slip up
and don’t put it in the paper. Last
Sunday, March 16, Tony Harty, after
church and dinner out went to Martin to attend the visitation for Stella
Hicks. Tony’s niece, Kathy Brown,
was also in attendance.
Monday, Shelley Seager headed on
her way back to Sutton, Neb., after
having a fun visit in Rapid City with
son Zack and grandsons, Ryder and
Raiden. Meanwhile, here in Kadoka
I am suffering from electronicitis,
new word, but it means most of my
electronic stuff isn’t working good.
The basement computer gives me all

kinds of bad messages before killing
itself, the big printer completely
won’t print and so my daily frustrations goes on! On one hand I think
that is minor, on the other, it is time
consuming and frustrating.
Tony Harty was up and about
early Monday, St. Patrick’s Day, to go
to Milesville Hall to watch the sale of
the former Jetter place and the Gittings place and other land now
known as the Seven Blackfoot place.
Kinsey and Kohen Gittings and
friend Reanna made a trip to Wall
Monday. Jessica Gittings and Wade
McGruder had supper at the George
Gittings home Monday evening.
Monday, I visited Phyllis Word and
took a pair of special glasses that
Aunt Edna Buswell used to use for
her vision. I had stopped by an optical place in Rapid and they were kind
enough to pop the lenses out and
switch them. Phyllis is having some
success getting them to work for her,
but it does take work. Aunt Edna was
able to read the “TV Guide” with
those glasses, but she had to keep the
guide right about on her nose, so you
could tell when she had been looking
for a TV show because her nose
would have printers ink on it.
Tuesday morning, we had a light
snow covering the ground here in
Kadoka, but it soon melted away. I
took the Haakon County Prairie
Transportation van with folks from
here to Philip then on to Rapid City,
returning the same way following appointments in Rapid. I did get a

March 27, 2014 • Pioneer Review
chance to visit with Sandee Gittings
outside a store and got her good
news.
Wednesday, the 19th, Lila Whidby
picked me up for bowling. We had an
enjoyable time even though our placing has slipped since I got back. I refuse to think it is because I’m bowling
that bad! In the afternoon, I was busy
squishing foam insulation along the
baseboard in the north addition. It
would be interesting to see where the
devil all that stuff goes to. Bill wondered if I’d checked underneath to
see if the crawl space was full of it? It
seems a little less wind is blowing
through there or maybe it is just
wishful thinking on my part. Oh, I
happened to think of the equinox, so
after using my little broom to sweep
the floor I tested to see if it would
stand alone, it did! Next time I will
try it somewhere other than the middle of the kitchen floor, since I left it
standing and it stayed that way until
I needed to sweep the floor two days
later. There were many near collisions with it during that time!
Jessica and Kelsey Gittings were
in Rapid City Wednesday for Jessica’s appointment. Mary and Maddie Quinn visited at the George
Gittings home Wednesday afternoon
and brought out supper. What a very
thoughtful and much appreciated
thing to do. Kinsey, Kohen and Reanna went to Lake Waggoner
Wednesday afternoon and on to
Philip. Jessica Gittings and Wade
McGruder were supper guests both
Wednesday and Thursday at the
George Gittings home to enjoy visiting with Jessica’s sister and brother,
Kinsey and Kelsey!
Thursday, Don and Vi Moody
found time to break away and decided to check out a nearly new baler
at a local implement dealer in Philip
and after a visit from the salesperson
who took pictures of their baler decided to upgrade a piece of machinery. That will be Don's fun toy for
haying the fields again this summer.
Haying is really quite fun especially
when the yields are plentiful and the
aroma of the green lush fields are renewed after such a long harsh and
bitter cold winter. All hope for bountiful crops of harvest and little livestock bouncing around all over the
country.
Bryce Dickerson, Lovell, Wyo., arrived at the George Gittings home
late Thursday to visit. He’s Kelsey’s
boyfriend.
Tony Harty celebrated the 65th anniversary of his birthday Friday. At
the post office someone sang him
happy birthday. After getting the
mail, he visited L.D. and Shirley
Hair, had dinner out, enjoyed telephone calls from friends and family
wishing him a happy birthday, and
stopped for a visit at our place.

7

Friday morning, I picked up Phyllis Word and we did some business
downtown then stopped by the library and Deb Moore showed Phyllis
things she had available for the visually handicapped. Phyllis borrowed a
player with a couple of books from
the library and got signed up for having her own player at home. The library over here is having a discussion
group about the book “Dakota” by
Kathleen Norris, so Phyllis got the
one on tape and I received the written one to read. In the history area,
the young folks in the Kadoka School
will host their homestead supper and
program to raise money to go to De
Smet to the Laura Ingalls Wilder
farmstead.
Don and Vi Moody shopped in
Kadoka later Friday afternoon. On
the way back to the ranch, light snow
was beginning to fall and a little fog
settling in on their creek as they
neared their mailbox. It was starting
to get colder and by Saturday night
the temperature fell to 9˚ above zero
at 3:00 a.m. according to the digital
24-hour weather station readout in
their bedroom and the one in the office room reported the same.
Kinsey, Kohen and Reanna returned to Iowa Friday morning.
Kelsey Gittings and Bryce Dickerson
had supper in town Friday.
Don and Vi Moody and the dogs
have been watching their cattle herd
closely throughout much of the week
as the due date has finally approached (as nearly as one can predict that important date) and their
close vigil paid off with a new baby
calf born Saturday, the second day of
spring. Vi did get an egg to stand on
end after much practice, but she used
a porcupine egg and decided it didn't
really matter what type, color or
brand of an egg it was, to experience
this rather intriguing phenomenon
during the vernal equinox when the
earth is perpendicular to the sun.
Wade McGruder and Jessica Gittings were supper guests at the
George Gittings home Saturday.
Sunday, just about all the loads of
hay left Don and Vi Moody's except
for what they need. Vi was visiting
with Marsha Sunday afternoon and
they shared some past fond memories
and couldn't believe they actually did
so much of the same things during
their lives in the city, education, career jobs, meeting their husbands,
and the most important of all – returning to the Philip area in the mid
70s to begin farming and ranching –
not as dependents but as employers
on their respective family businesses.
Bryce Dickerson returned to
Wyoming Sunday afternoon. Kelsey
Gittings was in town Sunday evening
at the home of Steven and Beth Stewart to help her brother, Jason Davis,
celebrate his birthday.

Sports

March 27, 2014 • Pioneer Review

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Track & field 2014 preview Elementary boys’ basketball

Courtesy photo

The Philip High School and junior high track and field team for 2014. Back row from left: Victoria Letellier, Clayton Fosheim,
Paul Guptill, Austin Pinney, Keegan Burnett, Riley Heltzel, Garrett Snook and Katie Haigh. Fourth row: Abby Martin,
Cooper West, Peyton Kuchenbecker, Kaylor Pinney, Ashley Williams, Kendal Hook, Lane Kroetch and Nelson Holman.
Third row: Libbi Koester, Molly Coyle, Kaitlyn Fosheim, Kobie Davis, Sam Fillingim, Tia Guptill, Cappie West and Katlin
Knutson. Second row: Shay Hand, Bobbie Antonsen, Pedro Dennis, Ellie Coyle, Khalen Martin, Cheyenne Pinney, Coy
Kramer and Allison Pekron. Front: Anna Belle McIlravy, Paige Slovek, Sammie Schofield and Damian Bartels. Not pictured:
Jasmine Ferguson, Kruse Bierle, Jasyln Konst, Jaisa Snyder, Tyanna Gottsleben and Chase Wright.

by Del Bartels
The boys’ and girls’ track and
field team for the Philip junior
high and high school have been
practicing for their 2014 season.
“Looking forward to a good season,” said head coach Tom Parquet. “We have decent numbers,
so hope to have people in most of
the events. I think, if we stay
healthy and work hard, at the end
of the season we should be competitive in our conference and region.”
Parquet will be assisted by
coaches Ralph Kroetch and Scott
Pinney, and by many volunteer
coaches.

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Philip track and field
2014 season schedule
March 29 – Douglas Early Bird
Meet at Box Elder – 9:00 a.m. MT
April 4 – Bill Pistulka Invitational at Winner – 9:00 a.m. CT
April 10 – Todd County Invitational at Mission – 9:30 a.m. CT
April 15 – Harry Weller Invitational at Kadoka – TBA
April 17 – Center of the Nation
Meet at Belle Fourche – 9:00 a.m.
MT
April 22 – Kadoka Community
Meet at Kadoka – TBA
April 25 – Custer Invitational
Track Meet at Custer – 9:00 a.m.
MT
April 25 – Peoples Market/Discount Fuel meet at Kadoka – TBA
April 26 – Chamberlain Invitational at Chamberlain – 9:00 CT
May 1 – Cecil Johnson Invitational at Lyman – 1:00 p.m. CT
May 3 – Mountain West Invitational at Lead – 9:30 a.m. MT
May 10 – Black Hills Track
Classic at Sturgis – 9:00 a.m. MT
May 16 – Western Great Plains
Conference junior high and varsity meet at Kadoka – 9:00 a.m.
CT
May 22 – Regions at Kadoka –
TBA
May 30-31 State Track Meet at
Sioux Falls – TBA.

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Del Bartels

“We had a great learning season. We won some games and lost some, but the boys never quit improving and it showed as
they finished the season strong,” said coach Brad Kuchenbecker. The elementary boys’ basketball season in Philip has come
to a close for 2014. Basketball has been offered to the lower grade levels; two of the players were second graders. According
to Kuchenbecker, plans are to go down to the kindergarten level next year and have that season before AAU wrestling so the
boys do not have to make a decision so early in life. “We focus on dribbling, dribbling and more dribbling; you can’t do a
whole lot in basketball if you can't dribble the ball. After we learn to dribble, we focus on defense. I believe that if you can
dribble and play solid defense that will create your offense. The third thing we work on is having fun. If you can do these
three things effectively you will play a lot of basketball and win a lot of games,” said Kuchenbecker. Shown, back row from
left: Kuchenbecker and coach Fred Koester. Second row: Colby Fosheim, Ethan Ferguson, Spencer Ross, Keldon Fitzgerald,
Clark Schofield, Sawyer Smith and Ethan Burnett. Front: Levi Williams, Lane Kuchenbecker, Taylor Ross, Jesse Fillingim,
Wyatt Schriever, Kade Fitzgerald and Reece Henrie.

Full golf teams for 2014

Del Bartels

The Philip 2014 golf team. Back row from left: Corbin Kramer, Josie Rush, Brice Hanson, Carson Hamill and Brandon
McLaughlin. Middle row: Casey Schriever, Brittaney Parks, Dixie Ehlers, Kelsey Hand and Trew DeJong. Front: Logan Hand,
Tristen Rush, Madison Hand, Ashton Reedy and Dustin Hand. Not pictured: Avery Johnson, Colter King, Keagan Fitch,
Hunter Peterson, Colby Fitch and Peyton DeJong.

by Del Bartels
The 2014 golf season for the
Philip school athletes has begun.
“Hopefully the weather will
warm up so we can get some play-

time in,” said head coach Doug
Hauk.
Some of the practices have had
to be inside the gymnasium, practicing form and technique, putting

and using a practice net for driving. Hauk is assisted by Dak Carley.
“We are going to have to have
some young players step up to fill
in two spots of our graduating seniors. We are looking to fill in for
Chaney Burns and Tate DeJong,”
said Hauk. Two players – Tristen
Rush and Avery Johnson – are returning members from last year’s
team which took eighth place at
the state tournament.
Madison Hand, back from earning 13th place at the state meet
last year, will anchor the girls’
team this year. “We are expecting
big things out of Peyton DeJong
and Ashton Reedy,” said Hauk of
the top two upcoming girls on the
team.
Philip will fill full boys’ and
girls’ teams this year. A team consists of four golfers, with the top
three scores being used for competition purposes.
Philip’s 2014 Region VI
golf schedule
April 10, Tues. – Elks Invitational at Rapid City – 10:00 a.m.
April 17, Fri. – Wall Golf Invitational at Wall – 9:30 a.m.
April 22, Tues. – Wall Junior
Varsity and Junior High Invitational at Wall – 4:00 p.m.
April 25, Fri. – Philip Invitational at Philip – 9:30 a.m.
April 26, Sat. – Western Great
Plains Conference at Murdo – 9:30
a.m CT
April 29, Tues. – Philip Junior
Varsity and Junior High Invitational at Philip – 4:00 p.m. MT
May 2, Fri. – Newell Invitational at Newell – 9:30 a.m.
May 5, Mon. – Pre-Region, Hart
Ranch at Rapid City – 9:00 a.m.
May 9, Fri. – Marjean Huber Invitational (Bison) at Sturgis – 9:30
a.m.
May 10, Sat. – Lyman Invitational at Presho – TBA
May 12, Mon. – Region, Hart
Ranch at Rapid City – 9:00 a.m.
May 19-20, Mon. and Tues. –
State Golf Meet at Mitchell – TBA.

School & Sports
Grapplers’ future duals
Representing
Team
South
Dakota this summer will be five
Philip Area wrestlers.
Hunter Peterson will particpate
at the Lee Pamulak Middle School
National Duals, Des Moines, Iowa,
April 10-13. There will be 57
wrestlers on three teams.
Nick Donnelly and Grady Carley
will be at Freshmen/Sophomore
Nationals at Castle Rock, Colo.,
April 17-20. There will be 42
wrestlers from South Dakota on

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FFA has strong showing at Sturgis
March 27, 2014 • Pioneer Review

the two teams.
Jed Brown and Rance Johnson
will participate in the Disney
Duals in Orlando, Fla. A total of 42
wrestlers from South Dakota will
attend the June 24-July 3 event.
There will be one all star team and
two devolopmental teams. They
will arrive at training camp and
have to win one or two wrestle-offs
to make the first team. For this
team most wrestlers are nominated
and then chosen.

Board of Ed. approvals
The South Dakota Board of Education has approved a new degree program at Southeast
Technical Institute and a program
expansion at Lake Area Technical
Institute.
At its meeting on March 24, the
board approved a two-year associate of applied science degree program for electricians at Southeast
Technical Institute in Sioux Falls.
The program is designed to provide graduates with the skills to
become electricians and to estab-

lish hours towards licensure requirements.
The board also approved the addition of an aviation option to the
agriculture program at Lake Area
Technical Institute in Watertown.
Graduates will obtain a private
pilot’s license and be trained to
work in the field of agriculture
aviation as an aerial application
pilot, aerial application technician
or aerial application owner/operator.

Courtesy Photos

e Philip FFA started their spring Career Development Events with a strong
showing at Sturgis, March 19. All teams placed within the top three with five teams
win ning their events. Pictured above is the ag business management team who
placed first. From le are Nick Hamill – 2nd, Rance Johnson, Bailey Radway, and
Jade Berry – 1st. Not pictured Seth Haigh – 3rd.

e agronomy team placed first. From le are Ryan Van Tassel –3rd, Avery Johnson – 1st and Colter King – 2nd.

Drive to Save Lives
South Dakota Highway Patrol
is joining more than 40 other
states and the United States Department of Transportation in an
aggressive “Drive to Save Lives’’
campaign aimed at reducing highway fatalities across the nation in
2014.
Participating agencies will use
state-specific data to tailor safety
programs to the needs and problems in their own states, focusing
on use of seatbelts and problems
with speeding, and impaired or
distracted driving.
“Too many times, our troopers,
officers or deputies are the ones
who must notify family members
that a loved one will not be coming
home,’’ said Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the South Dakota
Highway Patrol. “The Drive to
Save Lives campaign is an opportunity to use partner- ships with

other states, as well as with local
law enforcement agencies, to identify and implement effective, ongoing strategies to reduce fatalities
on our highways.’’
Each state decides what strategies will work best for the safety
of its citizens.
“We are still reviewing our data
to finalize our campaign,’’ Price
said. “We will use the data to identify causes, locations, times of day
or days of week and other contributing factors to our fatal
crashes. With that information,
we can launch a campaign that
targets our major problems.’’
The campaign also will include
a major component for officer
safety. Traffic-related incidents
are the leading cause of line-ofduty deaths for law enforce- ment
officers nationally.

e natural resources team placed first. Back row from le Clayton Fosheim, Kruse
Bierle –10th (tie), Paul Guptill – 5th, Jace Giannonatti, and Nick Donnelly. Middle
row from le are Nelson Holman 1st (tie), Ben Stangle – 3rd, Cole Rothenberger
- 8th Brody Jones – 1st (tie). Front row from le are Paige Slovek, Mark Stangle 10th (tie), and Jaslyn Konst.

e equine science team placed first. Back row from le Timothy Womack, Jacob
Kammerer, Justina Cvach – 5th, and Christine Womack. Front from le are Hanna
Hostutler, Courtney Bartlett – 7th, and Evonne Womack – 4th. Not pictured is
Wyatt Schaack – 8th.

e range judging team placed second. From le are Bailey Anders – 5th, Rachel
Parsons – 4th, Brock Hanson, Blake Puhlman, Reed Johnson and Mark Stangle.

Hunting season dates
The South Dakota Game, Fish
and Parks Commission has finalized most big game hunting season dates for 2014 with no
changes from 2013.
The commission sets season
dates in the early spring to give
hunters a chance to plan their fall
schedules. The season structure,
including license numbers, will be
set in the coming months.
Dates of interest for 2014 include:
•Pheasant: October 18 – January 4
•Youth pheasant: October 4-8
•Resident only pheasant: October 11-13
•Grouse/partridge: September
20 – January 4
•Mourning Dove: September 1 –
November 9
•Fall Turkey: October 1 – January 31
•Archery antelope: August 16 –
October 3 and October 20-31
•Firearms antelope: October 419
•Black Hills archery elk: September 1-30
•Black Hills firearms elk: October 1-31 and December 1-15
•Youth deer: September 13 –
January 15
•Black Hills deer: November 130
•West River deer: November
15-30
•East River deer: November
22 – December 7
•Muzzleloader deer: December
1 – January 15
The GFP Commission received
a petition to adjust the archery
deer season dates to begin on the
second Saturday of September
and end on December 31. This
would be a change from beginning
on the fourth Saturday and ending on January 15. Final action on
the archery deer season dates will

take place at the April commission
meeting and additional information will follow at that time.
The following areas of interest
will be discussed at upcoming
commission meetings. May meeting: deer tag allocations. June
meeting: antelope tag allocations,
sage grouse season. July meeting:
waterfowl season, new state laws
(July or when appropriate). August meeting: mountain lion season.
To view the complete list of seasons and monthly meetings where
the commission will discuss and
consider adjustments to administrative rules, visit http://www.gfp.
sd.gov/agency/commission/default.aspx.
The S.D. GF&P finalized several other hunting seasons with
no changes from 2013.
Grouse, all pheasant, partridge,
quail, cottontail, squirrel, crow
and snipe hunting seasons were finalized with no changes because
no changes were proposed.
The commission has proposed
changing the possession limits
from two times to three times for
both the Sandhill crane and
mourning dove hunting seasons as
approved by the United States
Fish and Wildlife Service.
The commission will finalize
these proposals during their April
3 meeting in Oacoma. Written
comments on these proposals can
be sent to 523 E. Capitol Ave.,
Pierre, S.D. 57501, or emailed to
wildinfo@state.sd.us. To be included in the public record, comments must be received by 10:00
a.m. CDT on April 3 and have
your full name and city of residence. The public comment portion of the April meeting will be
held at 2:00 p.m. CDT.

e floriculture team placed first. From le are Katie Hostutler – 3rd, Ashton
Reedy, Katie Haigh, and Peyton DeJong – 7th. Not pictured Jane Poss – 1st.

e livestock judging team placed third. Back row from le are Reed Johnson 10th, Jacob Kammerer, Seth Haigh, and Grady Carley. Front row are Cooper West
and Ashley Williams. Not pictured is Wyatt Schaack – 9th.
e ag mechanics team placed second. From le are Nick Hamill – 7th, Brayden
Fitch – 3rd, Jade Berry – 8th, and Todd Antonsen – 9th.

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Public Notices
Invitation to Bid
SURPLUS COUNTY
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
Sealed bids will be received by the Board
of the Haakon County Commissioners
until April 1, 2014, at 1:45 p.m. MDT for
the following equipment:
1981 International
Semi Truck, F4370
Information may be obtained from the
Haakon County Highway Department,
Telephone #605-859-2472.
Mail sealed bids to the Haakon County
Highway Department, PO Box 156,
Philip, SD 57567.
[Published March 20 & 27, 2014, at the
total approximate cost of $16.25]

Notice to Bidders
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids
will be received by the Board of Commissioners of Haakon County, South Dakota,
on April 1, 2014, at the office of the
County Auditor at Philip, South Dakota,
until the bid opening time as shown

Proceedings of Haakon
School District 27-1
Board of Education
Regular Meeting Minutes
March 17, 2014
The Board of Education of the Haakon
School District 27-1 met in regular session for its regular meeting on March 17,
2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Philip Armory,
Room A-1. President Scott Brech called
the meeting to order with the following
members present: Jake Fitzgerald, Scott
Brech, Brad Kuchenbecker, Mark Nelson, Anita Peterson, Mark Radway and
Doug Thorson. Also present: Supt/Elementary Prin. Keven Morehart, Business
Manager Britni Ross, Secondary Principal Cory Lambley, Lisa Schofield, Tracey
Hand, Byron Hand, Gavin Brucklacher,
Vonda Hamill, Richard Rockafellow,
Pamela DeJong, Kathy Peterson, Brigitte
Brucklacher, Bruce Brucklacher, Jerry
Rhodes, and Del Bartels.
All action taken in the following minutes
was by unanimous vote unless otherwise
specified.
14-98 Communications from the audience: Vonda Hamill gave a brief update
on the post prom planning. She said that
plans are going very well and stated that
the community has been very generous
and supportive. She commended the
Board for doing their part, as Mark Radway, Brad Kuchenbecker, and Jake
Fitzgerald will all be volunteering their
time in the early morning hours. Richard
Rockafellow commended the board on
moving forward with the bus barn project.
As a former administrator, he understands the importance of maintaining expensive buses.
14-99 Motion by Radway, second by Nelson to approve the agenda with the following addition: Add 14-101.1 - Grade
Transfer Clarification.
14-100 Motion by Fitzgerald, second by
Peterson to approve the following items
on the consent calendar.
Approved the minutes of the February
17, 2014, meeting.
Approved the unaudited financial report of February 28, 2014, as follows:

below.
The bids will be opened and read at the
hours listed below for each of the following items. Bids to be opened at 1:30 p.m.
MDT for
Concrete Bridge Decking, Box
Culverts, Round Culverts - various sizes - see specifications
All products are to conform to South
Dakota specifications.
All bids are to be firm to commence on bid
letting date and remain in force until bid
letting date in 2015, which will be no later
than May 1, 2015.
Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed
envelope clearly imprinted on the outside
with item bid, time and date of letting.
Bidders are reminded that the county is
not subject to the payment on federal excise tax or of state sales tax.
The Board of County Commissioners of
Haakon County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, or to accept
any bid which they believe to be in the
best interest of the County.

tained at the County Highway Office, Box
156, Philip, SD 57567.
Dated at Philip, Haakon County, South
Dakota, this 12th day of March, 2014.
[Published March 20 & 27, 2014, at the
total approximate cost of $35.09]

and NOTICE OF INFORMAL
PROBATE and APPOINTMENT OF
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Dated this 14th day of March, 2014.
/s/Leilani Joyce Hand
Leilani Joyce Hand
24771 S.D. Hwy. 34
Midland, SD 57552

IN CIRCUIT COURT
SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
Pro No. 14-1

COUNTY OF HAAKON

Creditors of decedent must file their
claims within four months after the date
of the first publication of this notice or
their claims may be barred.
Claims may be filed with the Personal
Representative or may be filed with the
clerk and a copy of the claim mailed to the
Personal Representative.

Notice to Creditors

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

24771 S.D. Hwy. 34, Midland, SD 57552,
was appointed as Personal Representative of the Estate of Thomas Dale Hand.

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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF THOMAS DALE HAND,
Deceased.

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Notice is given that on March 7, 2014,
Leilani Joyce Hand, whose address is

Haakon County Clerk of Courts
P.O. Box 70
Philip, SD 57567
Thomas J. Hart
Riter, Rogers, Wattier & Northrup, LLP
319 S. Couteau - P.O. Box 280
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 224-5825
[Published March 27, April 3 & 10, 2014,
at the total approximate cost of $59.12]

Specifications for supplies may be ob-

torial/ VoAg Supplies - 129.48, Jones,
Brody - Basketball Official - JH games 20.00, Kadoka FFA - Consortium Travel
- 689.00, Knutson, Brandy - Consortium
Travel - 144.00, Knutson, Vicki - Mileage
- Reading Recovery in Rapid City 64.01, Kroetch, Ralph - Reimburse
Coach Clinic/Lodging - 114.13, Lakeside
Motel - Lodging - Wrestling - 445.00, Les'
Body Shop - Bus Repairs - 133.62, Morrison's Pit Stop - Maintenance Fuel 43.70, Moses Building Center - Maintenance Supplies - 0.60, Moses Building
Center - Bus Repairs - 120.50, Northwest Pipe Fittings - Heat Repairs 251.22, Petty Cash Reimbursement Postage - 59.27, Philip FFA - Consortium
Travel - 689.00, Philip Standard - Maintenance Fuel - 33.80, Philip Trust and
Agency - Imprest Reimbursement* 2,454.57, Pioneer Review - Publications
- 188.16, Quill - Classroom Supplies/Ink
- 513.64, Rasmussen - Heat Exchanger
Repairs/Hoist Rental - 1,925.47, Riverside Technologies - Technology Repairs
- Server Support - 1,200.00, Rush, Tristen - Basketball Official - JH games 20.00, Snook, Garrett - Basketball Official - JH games - 35.00, Stangle, Ben Basketball Official - JH games - 30.00,
Super 8 Aberdeen - Lodging - State
Wrestling - 1,249.75, Temperature Technology - Geothermal Repairs - 295.66,
Wall School District - Consortium Travel
- 863.81, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue
Shield - Health Insurance Premiums 9,864.77, Wright, Chase - Basketball Official - JH games - 10.00. TOTAL:
11,807.42. Capital Outlay Claims
Payable March 17, 2014: Cenex Milesville Propane/Bus Fuel - 1,570.53,
Century Business Lease - Copier Lease
- 410.34, City of Philip - Water/Sewer 573.15, Morrison's Pit Stop - Bus Fuel 1,187.58, Walker Refuse - Garbage
Service - 830.50, West Central Electric Electricity - 4,815.91, Wex Bank - Bus
Fuel - 99.02, WRLJ Rural Water Milesville/Chey Feb 14 Water - 62.50.
TOTAL: 9,549.53. SPED Claims
Payable March 17, 2014: AFLAC - Insurance Premiums - 128.18, Avesis - Vision Insurance Premiums - 28.06,
Children's Care - Rapid City - OT/PT
Services - 775.00, DakotaAbilities - Residential Tuition - February - 2,542.96,
Dearborn National - Life Insurance Premiums - 4.20, Delta Dental - Dental Insurance Premiums - 465.70, Volunteers

place between the board and the audience. It was agreed that the board possibly needs to address this situation for
the future, but no adjusting will be done
on transcripts this year. How it might be
handled will need to be further discussed. Kuchenbecker thanked Byron
and Tracey Hand for bringing the request
forward.
14-102 Motion by Thorson, second by
Radway to approve the administrative
contracts. Contract amounts were given
a 2% increase. A contract for Steve Leithauser, Maintenance Director/Head
Custodian was returned unsigned.
14-103 Motion by Peterson, second by
Thorson to approve the certified contracts. These contracts were given 2%
raises according to the second year of
the 2013-2015 Negotiated Agreement.
The following assignments were not accepted by the employee: Theresa
Deuchar, Deep Creek School; Marie
Slovek, Technology Director; Kim
Bouman, Head Volleyball; Brigitte Brucklacher, Jr Class Advisor; and Matt Donnelly, Head Wrestling. This motion
includes the stipulation that a qualified
wrestling coach can be found.
14-104 Motion by Nelson, second by
Fitzgerald to approve the following personnel action: Ralph Kroetch, Jr., Assistant Track - $1,770.00; Scott Pinney,
Junior High Track - $1,475.00; and Dak
Carley, Assistant Golf - $1,770.00. We
are still looking for a female track coach.
14-105 Anita Peterson gave the BHSSC
report.
14-106 Executive Session: None
14-107 Principal Cory Lambley reported
on the following items: (A) Benchmark
testing is currently being completed. (B)
Congratulations to the wrestling team second place finish at State. (C) A JV
Boys Basketball tournament was held
here on March 8th. Seven schools participated. (D) Track and Golf have
started. (E) The Smarter Balanced Assessment will be on March 20, 24, and
25. (F) FFA will be in Sturgis on March
19th and Harding County on March 26.
(G) State Student Council will be in
Pierre on March 30-April 1. (H) FFA will

SURPLUS ITEMS
The Town of Midland is accepting sealed
bids on property and two (2) buildings located next to SD Highway 14. Lot description is: All of Outlot C except lot H-2
Hwy Midland Outlots and all of Outlot D
except H-2 Hwy & E75’ of S100’ held by
Christine Niedan Midland Outlots. There
are two buildings on the property for sale
with these lots. Bids are also being accepted on a 25 gallon ATV Boomless and
Spot Sprayer with Wrap-Around Tank and
an old satellite dish. Interested parties
may contact any Town Board member or
employee for more information.
Closing date is May 4, 2014, on all items.
Bids will be opened at our regular meeting Monday, May 5, 2014.
We reserve the right to reject any and all
bids.
Michelle Meinzer - Finance Officer
Town of Midland
[Published March 27 & April 3, 2014, at
the total approximate cost of $19.49]

NOTICE OF CDBG
PUBLIC HEARING
The Town of Midland expects to submit
an application to the State of South
Dakota for a Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) in order to undertake
a geothermal well project which may include the rehabilitation of the existing well
or its capping and the construction of a
new well. The city expects to apply for approximately $515,000 from the CDBG Urgent Needs Category to be used for the
proposed project which will cost approximately $800,000. A public hearing will be
held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27,
2014, in the Municipal Room, Midland
Fire Hall Building, Midland, South Dakota.
The purpose of the hearing is to receive
comments regarding the application from
members of the community and to assess
the community development needs of the
community, prioritize them, and identify
the activities to be undertaken to meet the
needs. The meeting is open to the public
and interested persons are encouraged
to attend. Disabled individuals wishing assistance should contact the Finance Office at (605) 843-2810 for information
and/or special assistance the request
should be made 48 hours in advance of
the meeting.

March 27, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Proceedings of the
Town of Midland
SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
March 17, 2014
The Town Board of the Town of Midland
met in special session on Monday, March
17, 2014, at 4:30 PM in the Town Hall with
the following members present: Diana
Baeza, Jared Fosheim, Rock Gillaspie,
Finance Officer Michelle Meinzer and Utilities Operator Lawrence Stroppel.
Also present: Dustin Vollmer, Ken Standiford, Barb Petoske, Reuben Vollmer Jr.,
Tyler Nemec, Angie Doolittle, Judy Fosheim, Ross Block, Jamie Hermann, Jerry
Nemec, Sonia Nemec, Brenda Jensen,
Cody Jones, Kim Taylor and Steve Daly.
The purpose of this special meeting was
to discuss the Town well.
Kim Taylor, Taylor Drilling Co., met with
the Board and interested residents about
facts relating to the Town Well condition.
Diana Baeza, President
Michelle Meinzer, Finance Officer
[Published March 27, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $11.37]

Proceedings of the
Town of Midland
EMERGENCY MEETING MINUTES
March 19, 2014
The Town Board of the Town of Midland
met on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at
10:00 AM at the Municipal Well and 11:00
AM in the Town Hall with the following
members present: Diana Baeza, Rock
Gillaspie and Utilities Operator Lawrence
Stroppel.
Absent: Jared Fosheim and Michelle
Meinzer, Finance Officer
Also present: Ross Block, Kadoka Area
School Board; Clint Costall and Tyler
James, CUDD Well Control; Kim and
Chris Taylor, Taylor Drilling Co.
The Board members and Utilities Operator held an emergency meeting with Cudd
Well Control and Taylor Drilling Co. representatives in order to discuss options
for the Municipal well. Cudd Well Control
gave us short notice and came to SD to
give us their opinion on our problem with
the geothermal well. They will be providing the Town of Midland with a recommendation and quote for their services.
There being no further business to come
before the Board, the meeting adjourned.
Diana Baeza, President
Michelle Meinzer, Finance Officer
[Published March 27, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $13.32]

Proceedings of the
Town of Midland
EQUALIZATION BOARD
MEETING MINUTES
March 19, 2014
The Town Board of the Town of Midland
met on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at
5:15 PM in the Town Hall with the following members present: Diana Baeza,
Jared Fosheim, Rock Gillaspie, Finance
Officer Michelle Meinzer and Utilities Operator Lawrence Stroppel.
Also present: Ross Block, Kadoka Area
School Board and Toni Rhodes, Haakon
County Assessor

Town of Midland

The Board of Equalization met to examine the books and review the city and
county growth increase. There were no
objections made.

[Published March 27, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $14.08]

The Board also discussed plat from Performance Seed.
There being no further business to come
before the Board, the meeting adjourned.

Notice of Hearing on
Petition to Vacate
Portion of Alley
General Fund Claims Payable March
17, 2014: AFLAC - Insurance Premium 653.22, A&B Welding - VoAg Supplies 367.39, All Star Auto - Vehicle Rental Music - 437.00, APEX Learning - AP
Classes - 440.00, AudioLink - Testing
Supplies - 476.14, Avesis - Vision Insurance Premiums - 304.09, Brant's Electric
- Wiring Repairs/Ballasts - 1,037.91,
Brucklacher, Brigitte - Consortium Travel
- 387.47, Brucklacher, Gavin - Basketball
Official - JH games - 90.00, Century
Business Products - Copier Maintenance
- 350.00, Coyle's SuperValu - FACS Supplies - 162.99, D&T Auto Parts - Maintenance Supplies - 47.44, Davis, Kobie Clock - 8 JHBB Games - 40.00, Dearborn National - Life Insurance Premiums
- 29.40, Delta Dental - Dental Insurance
Premiums - 1,561.62, Department of
Revenue - Water Testing - 228.00, Department of Revenue - Health Nurse
Services - 100.00, Deuchar, Theresa Isolation Mileage - 210.90, Elshere, Lana
- Isolation Mileage - 48.84, Follett Classroom Supplies - 42.25, Foss, Dani
- Isolation Mileage - 226.44, G & R Controls - Heat Repairs - 177.82, GoldenWest Telecommunications - Telephone 675.36, Haakon Food Service - Reimburse Donuts for Dads Supplies 212.38, Hamill, Nick - Clock - 2 JHBB
Games - 10.00, Hampton Inn - Wrestling
- Lodging - 606.00, Hauk, Doug - Consortium Travel - 225.00, Heartland Paper
- Janitorial Supplies - 165.99, Herring,
Dani - Consortium Travel - 144.00, Holman, Nelson - Basketball Official - JH
games - 10.00, Ingram Hardware - Jani-

of America - Residential Tuition - February - 3,384.36, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue
Shield - Health Insurance Premiums 501.48. TOTAL: 7829.94. Food Service
Claims Payable March 17, 2014:
AFLAC - Insurance Premiums - 80.34,
Child & Adult Nutrition - Commodity Purchases - 395.20, Coyle's SuperValu Food Purchases - 17.69, Dean Foods Milk Purchases - 1,544.23, Reinhart Food Purchases - 3,259.23, Servall Linen Care - 70.26, US Foods - Food
Purchases - 2,906.57. TOTAL: 8,273.52.
Hourly wages for Month of February
2014: 31,581.75, Gross Salaries/Fringe
for February 2014: FUND 10: Instructional - 101,259.95, Administration 16,000.59, Support Services - 6,262.21,
Extra Curricular - 20,600.50; FUND 22:
SPED Gross Salaries/Fringe - 5,388.97.
14-101 President Scott Brech presented
Gavin Brucklacher with an engraved
bronze medallion in recognition as a finalist for the South Dakota Prudential
Spirit of Community Award. (Prudential
was unable to have a representative
present.) This award is for Gavin’s exemplary efforts in community volunteerism.
Congratulations Gavin!
14-101.1 Mrs. DeJong presented clarification on how incoming grade transfers
work when the district has a student arrive from another school. Our current
grading scale is a 4.33 scale. For the first
time in nine years, a request has been
made to adjust incoming grades to our
4.33 grading scale. Discussion took

be hosting other schools on April 2nd in
Philip. (I) Prom is April 4th. (J) State FFA
is April 6th-8th. (K) The spring play will
be April 11 and 13. (L) Doug Thorson
would also like to congratulate the boys
and girls basketball teams on a great
season.
14-108 Superintendent Keven Morehart
reported on the following items: (A) Restructuring for our PRF education structure is ongoing – this will make it easier
to hire teachers for certain grade levels
and subjects. We have not heard back
from the State yet on how this will affect
our Title program. (B) Mrs. Theresa
Deuchar will be retiring at the end of this
school year, so we will need to advertise
for the Deep Creek School position. (C)
Will be attending a School Law workshop
on April 3 in Chamberlain. (D) We are still
researching the architecture requirements for our bus barn/wrestling room
project. (E) Distributed the Superintendent Evaluation for board members to
complete by the next meeting.
Adjournment at 8:24 PM. Will meet in
regular session on April 14, 2014, at 7:00
PM.
_______________________________
Britni Ross, Business Manager
_______________________________
Scott Brech, President
[Published March 27, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $115.97]

Notice is hereby given that Dakota Auto
Supply, Inc., has presented a Petition to
the City of Philip, South Dakota, requesting the vacation of the following described
portion of Alley:
ALLEY:
The alley running East and West, of a
width of approximately twenty feet
(20’), for a length of approximately onehundred forty feet (140’). Said alley is
bounded on the South by the north
boundary Lots Six through Ten (06-10)
and, the north and east fifteen feet (15’)
of Lot Eleven (11); and bounded on the
North by Lot Five (05), all located in
Block Eight (08), Original Town, City of
Philip, Haakon County, South Dakota.
Dakota Auto Supply, Inc. further petitions that, if vacation is approved, they
wish to be granted possession and responsibility for all vacated property as
described above (approximately twenty
feet (20’) by one-hundred feet (140’).
Said Petition will be heard on the 7th day
of April 2014, at 7:30 p.m. or as soon after
that hour as is practical, in the Community
Room of the Haakon County Courthouse.
All interested persons may appear at the
public hearing and show cause why the
Petition should be approved or rejected.
Monna Van Lint,
City Finance Officer
[Published March 27 & April 3, 2014, at
approximate cost of $42.24]

Diana Baeza, President
Michelle Meinzer, Finance Officer
[Published March 27, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $11.37]

Proceedings of the
West River Water
Development District
February 20, 2014
CALL TO ORDER: The West River
Water Development District convened for
their regular meeting at the West River
Water Development District Project Office
in Murdo, SD. Chairman Joseph Hieb
called the meeting to order at 10:30 a.m.
(CT).
Roll Call was taken and Chairman Joseph
Hieb declared a quorum was present. Directors present were: Joseph Hieb,
Casey Krogman, Marion Matt, Veryl
Prokop and Lorne Smith. Also present:
Jake Fitzgerald, Manager; Amy Kittelson,
Recording Secretary; Jessica Hegge,
Larson Law PC.
ADDITIONS TO AGENDA: None
APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Director
Krogman, seconded by Director Smith to
approve the agenda. Motion carried
unanimously.
APPROVE MINUTES: The minutes of
the January 13, 2014, meeting were previously mailed to the Board for their review. Motion by Director Prokop,
seconded by Director Matt to approve the
January minutes. Motion carried unanimously.
FINANCIAL REPORT:
A. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Joseph Hieb

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- $55.41, Casey Krogman - $55.41, Marion Matt - $55.41, Veryl Prokop - $55.41,
Lorne Smith - $55.41, West River/LymanJones RWS - $1,000.00, Kadoka Press $36.06, Lyman County Herald - $33.07,
Mellette County News - $35.96, Murdo
Coyote - $68.53, Pennington County
Courant - $30.87, Pioneer Review $33.46, Haakon County Conservation
District - $1,087.50. Motion by Director
Matt, seconded by Director Smith to approve the District bills. Motion carried
unanimously.
B. DISTRICT FINANCIAL STATUS
REPORT: The financial status of the District to date was previously sent to the
Board. A copy of the January Financial
Report is on file at the District office in
Murdo. Motion by Director Smith, seconded by Director Matt to approve the
January Financial Report. Motion carried
unanimously.
REPORTS:
A. MANAGER'S REPORT: Manager
Fitzgerald presented his February report
to the Board. Motion by Director Prokop,
seconded by Director Krogman to approve the Manager’s Report. Motion carried unanimously.
B. OTHER REPORTS: None
ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, the
meeting was adjourned at 10:37 A.M.
(CT).
ATTEST:
_____________________________
/s/Amy Kittelson, Recording Secretary
_____________________________
/s/Joseph Hieb, Chairman
[Published March 27, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $27.62]

Proceedings of the
City of Philip
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
MARCH 17, 2014
The Philip City Council met in special session on Monday, March 17, 2014, at 4:00
p.m. in the Commissioner’s Room of the
Haakon Co. Courthouse for the purpose
of meeting as a Board of Equalization.
Present were Mayor Michael Vetter, FO
Monna Van Lint, Council Members Greg
Arthur, Marty Gartner, Trisha Larson, and
Marion Matt. Also present were Deputy
FO Brittany Smith, Chief of Police Kit Graham, Haakon Co. Director of Equalization
Toni Rhodes, Del Bartels of the Pioneer
Review, Brit Miller; and later, Public
Works Director Matt Reckling and Council
Member Jennifer Henrie.
Absent: None
Mayor Vetter called the meeting to order.
Motion was made by Gartner, seconded
by Matt to convene as a Board of Equalization. Motion carried.
Mayor Vetter introduced Director of
Equalization Toni Rhodes.
Ms. Rhodes proceeded to review the City
of Philip’s total growth for 2013, reported
at $406,547 which includes $235,722 of
new construction and $170,825 of older
construction that was not previously on
the tax roll. The growth for the County
was reported at $1,929,072 and Midland
at $13,654. These property growth numbers are for the 2014 taxes payable in
2015.
Ms. Rhodes noted that two of the new
constructions within Philip are only being
assessed one-fifth of their assessed valuations in accordance with the City’s
adopted discretionary taxation ordinance.
The taxes for these properties will increase by one-fifth over the next five
years to the point of 100% of their valuations.
She presented a copy of the assessment
roll for the Council to review and noted
that a copy is on file in her office.
Ms. Rhodes then mentioned that her
plans of reassessment in 2014 include
that of reassessing all of the residential
structures within the City. She noted that
the majority of residential structures are
not only under assessed, but have not
been reassessed for ten years. Her goal
is to bring the properties up to a more accurate market/replacement value.
Mayor Vetter questioned how many properties this includes as well as the reassessment process.
Ms. Rhodes confirmed with FO Van Lint
that it will be around 380 properties which
are the monthly average City utility accounts. She explained that the assessment process for properties within Philip
are calculated utilizing the replacement
cost minus depreciation. It was noted that
in this area, the market value is not an
ideal factoring method since the properties vary in the area as well as there are
not sufficient sales.
Brit Miller questioned Ms. Rhodes regarding the letter mailed out from her office,
requesting property improvements be reported by Oct. 31, 2014.
Ms. Rhodes elaborated on the letter, noting that this will enable her to tax the
properties in the entire County more fairly.
She advised that the County does not
have any building or zoning regulations
which has resulted in improvements
and/or new construction going unreported
and therefore untaxed for years. The letter was sent to all properties within
Haakon County in accordance with SDCL
10-6-20.
It was also noted that the Director of
Equalization’s Office has not received any
property assessment objections within
the City this year.
She then asked for any other questions
from the Council. With none forthcoming,
it was noted that the Haakon Co. Com-

continued on

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Classifieds
autoMotive

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.
K7-tfn

Business & seRviCe

NEED INTERIOR/EXTERIOR
painting or staining done? Summer openings still available. Call
Kevin Kusick, 488-0008, serving
Kadoka and surrounding area.
K16-2tp
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
O’CONNELL CONSTRuCTION,
INC., PHILIP: Rock, Sand,
Gravel (screened or crushed). We
can deliver. Dams, dugouts,
building sites. Our 38th year.
Glenn or Trace, 859-2020.
PR11-tfn
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;
wrex@gwtc.net
K50-tfn

faRM & RanCH

FOR SALE: 1975 John Deere
4230, 5600 original hours, duals
and 3-point, excellent condition,
$15,000. Call 393-1353.
WP31-2tp
FOR SALE: 2004 Featherlite
STL 24’ 5-horse slant load, 5
roof vents, 4’ short wall, sealed
tack room fully carpeted, 5 saddle racks, mats, fully reconditioned, brand new tires, better
than new! $12,500. Contact
Austin, 488-0440.
K16-3tc
PASTuRE WANTED: Any size,
20 to 100 pair. Contact Jamie
Willert, 441-4407.
PR30-6tc
FOR SALE: 1949 Farmall M
tractor, wide front end loader,
PTO and tire chains. 669-2507.
PR30-2tc
SuMMER PASTuRE WANTED
for 80 pairs. Please call 6853801.
P15-2tc
FOR SALE: Certified Conlon
barley seed. Call 567-3340.
P15-3tp
FOR SALE: JD Model 925 rigid
cutter head, excellent sickle
guards and wobble box, 25’ hydraulic adjustable reel, $4,000.
343-0497 or 209-6030.
P15-2tc

FOR SALE: Case IH Model 496
32’ cushion-gang tandem disk,
Morris harrows, 21” front
blades, good bearings, $9,900.
343-0497 or 209-6030.
P15-2tc
FOR SALE: 35 fancy purebred
commercial
open
yearling
heifers, 850 lbs., out of registered cows and registered bulls.
These are mates to the bulls that
sell in our annual sale, located
just outside Rapid City. Contact
Grandview Angus, Dan, 3917090, or Jamie, 391-6399.
PR28-tfn
WANTED: Summer pasture for
25-30 cow/calf pairs. Call Steve
Pekron, 544-3202. PR25-16tp
WANTED: Hay, straw or stalks
to put up on shares or purchase
in field or windrow. Call Joel
Deering, 381-0885 or 993-3151.
PR45-tfn
TRAILER TIRES FOR SALE:
12-ply, 235/85/16R. $160,
mounted. Les’ Body Shop, 8592744, Philip.
P40-tfn

GaRaGe sales

MOVING SALE: Computer desk
with 5 drawers and bookcase
top; Captains Bed Queen frame,
has 8 lg. drawers and 3 cubbies
built into frame with heavy duty
tempurpedic mattress; 11 ft.
counter top with blue enamel
sink, faucet and sprayer; compost tumbler double barrel; Nostalgia Theater popcorn machine;
gas weedeater; Jack LaLanne
juicer; Osterizer blender; large
decorator milk style tin cans;
Queen size bed with matching
dresser and bookshelf top; Dell
XPS computer and 20” monitor
with computer desk; floor nail
gun. Call Bonnie 837-2044
evenings.
K16-1tp

HelP Wanted

HELP WANTED: Full- and parttime positions available. Contact
Kim or Vickie at Pizza Etc.,
Philip.
PR29-tfn
HELP WANTED: Cactus Cafe,
Wall, is now taking applications
for summer help. Stop in for an
application or email to: kellie@
cactuscafe&lounge.com for an
application.
PW15-4tc
PHILIP MOTOR, INC. currently
has positions available in the
service department. Experience
preferred but not required. Benefit package available. Please
stop by the front desk to pick up
an application or call Craig at
685-3435 for details.
P16-4tc

HELP
WANTED:
Haakon
County Auditor’s Office is seeking to fill a full-time deputy auditor position. Hours are 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Duties include, but are not
limited to, assisting the public,
clerical duties such as typing,
filing, handling of office mail,
voter registration and election
duties, processing payroll and
assisting with general office duties. Applicants will need to be
familiar with basic office procedures. Knowledge of Microsoft
Word and Excel is preferred. Position includes insurance benefits, vacation leave and sick
leave. An application and complete listing of duties can be
picked up at the Haakon County
Auditor’s Office. Returned applications and resumés can be
mailed to: Haakon County Auditor’s Office, PO Box 698, Philip,
SD 57567, or emailed to:
haakon2@gwtc.net. Deadline for
filing applications is April 1,
2014. Haakon County is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
PR30-2tc

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
348-8108 or email: jw@bhgolddiggers.com
WP20-tfn

LIBRARY DIRECTOR POSITION: Library Director needed
for Haakon County Public Library in Philip, SD, 30 hours a
week with no benefits. Starting
wage is $9.23/hour. This position will manage the day-to-day
operation and finances of a library that serves 2000. Candidates must be proficient in
Microsoft Word and Excel, able
to lift 50 pounds, have excellent
management and customer
service skills, be willing to commit to library training over a
four-year period, and be familiar
with social media and computer
technology. A detailed description of duties and an application
may be picked up at the Haakon
County Public Library. Resumes
and applications may be sent to
library@gwtc.net or mailed to
Haakon County Public Library,
PO Box 481, Philip, SD 57567.
Deadline for filing applications is
April 1st. Haakon County is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
P15-2tc

WANTED: Antlers needed! Buying deer, elk and moose antlers.
Paying cash. 360-3749.
PR28-4tp

HELP WANTED: Cedar Pass
Lodge in Badlands National Park
is hiring for seasonal positions
from April to November. Retail,
Stocking, Front Desk/Reservations, Campgrounds, Maintenance,
Housekeeping,
Restaurant/Cafe, some supervisory positions available. Fundamental Requirement - friendly
attitude with high regard for
customer service and the ability
to work in a fast paced, fun environment. Great opportunity to
meet people from all over the
world. Apply on line at www.
CedarPassLodge.com/badlandsjobs
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Workers Wanted
Applications are now
being accepted for
seasonal employment
by the Haakon County
Highway Department
until April 10, 2014.
Must have CDL.
Applications and qualification information may be obtained at the
Haakon County Highway Office,
or call the Highway Superintendent (605) 685-4874 or (605) 8592472.
The Highway Superintendent reserves the right to reject any or all
applications.
Haakon County is an Equal
Opportunity Employer

CLASSIFIED RATE:
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FOR SALE: Rope horse halters
with 10’ lead rope, $15 each.
Call 685-3317 or 837-2917.
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ReCReation

FOR SALE: 2004 Fleetwood
Cheyenne pop-up camper in
great shape. Furnace, awning,
spare tire, hot water heater,
shower, fridge and large front
storage box. Stored inside off
season. Asking $4,500 OBO.
Call 279-2195 or 441-7049,
Wall, anytime.
WP16-tfn
FOR SALE: 29’ 1993 Excel 5th
wheel camper, one slide-out, license paid until June, winterized, $6,500. Jean Linn, Elm
Springs, 798-2411.
P15-2tc

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WANTED: Old car bodies and
truck cabs, 1920-1950s. Looking for that old rusty junk on the
tree line and paying good money
… better than scrap! 669-2851.
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FOR SALE: 1988 Schult 16’x70’
mobile home, to be moved. 3
bedrooms, 2 baths, new roof,
appliances included. 685-3317.
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HOuSE FOR SALE: 4-5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, full finished
basement with fireplace, (2)
large decks, oversized garage,
underground sprinkler system,
price reduced, Kadoka. Call 3902615.
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Rentals

APARTMENTS: Spacious one
bedroom units, all utilities included. Young or old. Need
rental assistance or not, we can
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pick up an application. Gateway
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Public Notices
City Council
continued from

will be selected for one of the four Saturday’s in June to complete the painting.

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missioners will meet as Board of Equalization on April 8, 2014.
Mayor, Council and those in attendance
thanked Ms. Rhodes as she left the meeting at this time.
With no further business to come before
the Board of Equalization, Mayor Vetter
declared the meeting adjourned at 4:08
p.m.
Motion was made by Matt, seconded by
Gartner to reconvene as the City Council.
Motion carried.
Old Business:
Council reviewed an email update from
City Attorney Tollefson regarding the purchase of a new police vehicle. Tollefson
confirmed that according to SDCL 5-18C8, the City can purchase from the state
contract list or from a willing vendor that
offers the same item at or below the state
contract price.
For the record, state contract #16546 is
for a 2014 Ford Interceptor Utility vehicle
with the following additional options: courtesy lamp disable, remote keyless fobs,
and noise suppression bonds for the total
price of $26,621. The local dealership,
Philip Motor, Inc. (PMI) has provided a
quote with the specifications mirroring
that of the state contract for a price of
$26,500.
Following, a motion was made by Gartner, seconded by Matt to approve the
2014 Ford Interceptor utility vehicle with
the same specifications and options from
state contract #16546 from Philip Motor,
Inc., Philip, SD, for a purchase price of
$26,500 in accordance with SDCL 5-18C8. Motion carried with all members voting
aye.

Mayor Vetter advised that he, along with
the Airport Cmt. and engineer, Rod Senn,
will be meeting with Darrell Peterson at
the airport on Wednesday, March 19th at
5:00 p.m. regarding the status of the land
surveys for the Land Acquisition and Environmental Assessment (LA/EA) project.
He then briefly explained the project to
new Council Member Miller as he is on
the Airport Cmt.

Smith also reported that the design for
Phase I has been submitted to the SD
DOT for their review. The project engineer, Mike Bender with KLJ, will be in
Philip tomorrow to obtain signatures on
the easements for Phase I with Philip
Health Services. He is also planning to attend the April Council meeting to give an
update on the project. It was noted that
the State has posed the idea of bidding
this project along side that of the SD
Highway 73 Sidewalk project. Since this
is a smaller project, bidding it along with
another project may prove to be more
cost beneficial to the City.

FO Van Lint advised that to her knowledge, a homeowner within Philip, has
never been nominated for the program. In
turn, we may have advantage for being
selected for the program.
Discussion ensued regarding locating a
potential volunteer organization that may
be willing to oversee the project. It was
recommended that the City not pursue
any organizations, but wait for one to volunteer.

Council had previously approved submitting a letter of interest to the Wellmark
Foundation MATCH grant program to assist with the local share of Phase II. Since
the City was not awarded TAP funds to
complete Phase II, Mayor Vetter recommended the previous motion be rescinded.

DFO Smith briefed the Council on her
visit with Nancy at the SD DOT TAP office
regarding the City’s application. Accordingly, six of the twenty applications were
approved for funding. They focused on
those projects that provided means to the
park areas, not those that went through
the park areas. In addition, it was noted
that Phase II is an excellent project, but
they would recommend the City look further into pursuing Phase III as it provides
more connectivity. In addition, Phase III
will get walkers and bicyclists off of US
Highway 14 as it would connect Phase I
to the SD Hwy 73 sidewalk.

ROW. In addition, he mentioned the luminary pole proposed for installation in the
Hwy ROW abutting Coyle’s property. With
this proposed location, it will be exposed
to traffic and potential damages.

Other Business:
General Maint. Petersen will be attending
the SD Municipal Street Maint. Assoc.
meeting on Apr. 16-17, 2014, in lieu of
Street/Sewer Supt. Rick Coyle.

With no further business to come before
the Council, the Mayor declared the
meeting adjourned at 4:38 p.m.
/s/ Michael Vetter, Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/ Brittany Smith
Deputy Finance Officer

No action was taken.
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Council was reminded of the upcoming

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New Business:
Mayor Vetter presented his appointment
of Brit Miller to fill the Ward One City
Council vacancy created by the resignation of Jason Harry. Miller will serve the
remainder of Harry’s term which expires
on May 5, 2014.

The next regular Council meeting will be
held on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 7:00
p.m. in the Community Room.

Arthur advised that according to Coyle,
the SD DOT is still reviewing the plans
and potential options for them. He is
hopeful that a compromise can be
reached.

Discussion ensued with comments mentioned that only two inches of the sign
base is located in the ROW, but the majority of sign’s overhang is located within
the ROW. Additional remarks were made
regarding the approaches for their parking lot as well as the east and west sides
of SD Hwy 73 center line having varying
footages. It was also questioned how far
the sign would need to be moved and if
the SD DOT has provided any options for
Coyle.

Motion was made by Matt, seconded by
Gartner to rescind the motion made on
March 3, 2014, which authorized submitting a letter of interest to apply for the
Wellmark Foundation MATCH grant program. Motion carried.

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SDML District 8 meeting to be held in
Philip on April 1, 2014.

Matt mentioned that the City may need to
contact the SD DOT and/or submit a letter
of support for the Coyle’s.

Council Member Arthur then apprised the
Council of a recent concern he has received regarding the SD Hwy 73 Sidewalk project. He reported that Ronnie
Coyle with Coyle’s SuperValu has contacted him, advising that the SD DOT is
requesting their business sign be moved
as it is impeding the highway right-of-way
(ROW). This is also located on the corner
radius which will be constructed in compliance with the American with Disability
Act (ADA) regulations.

No action was taken.
Shared Use Path/Trails Project:
Council was advised that the City’s Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) application for Phase II of the project has
been denied funding.

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Motion was made by Gartner, seconded
by Henrie, to approve the appointment of
Brit Miller to fill the Ward One Council
Member vacancy. Motion carried.
Brit Miller then took his Oath of Office.
DFO Smith presented the Council with an
updated employment application. She
noted that following last year’s human resource training, it was found that the
City’s employment application was outdated. Some of the updates included the
addition of City employment policies as
well as spaces for the applicants’ additional contact information. In addition, she
reported that the City’s Personnel Policy
also needs to be updated and she will be
working on that in the future.
Following, motion was made by Arthur,
seconded by Gartner to approve the employment application as updated. (A copy
of the application is on file in the Finance
Office.) Motion carried.
Council reviewed Cenex Harvest State’s
(CHS) updated plans for their proposed
fertilizer plant to begin construction on
April 10, 2014. The City’s Engineer, Harlan Quenzer with SPN & Assoc., has reviewed the updated plans and confirmed
that the City’s comments reported to CHS
in February have been addressed within
the plans. In addition, Quenzer has recommended that PWD Reckling and/or
Street/Sewer Supt. Coyle monitor the
project during the construction activities
that impact the City’s utilities.
Council Member Gartner questioned
PWD Reckling regarding CHS’s plans for
the relocation of the fire hydrant. He
noted that according to the new lead
laws, existing hydrants cannot be relocated – only replaced.
PWD Reckling advised that he will confirm with CHS regarding their plans for the
hydrant.
By general consensus of the Council, if
CHS moves the existing hydrant as proposed in their construction plans, it will be
their responsibility to replace it with a new
hydrant in accordance with the new lead
laws.
Council went on to review a quote from
Moses Building Center for the airport
lounge roof materials. The quote is
$4,965.85 and does not include any labor
expenses to install the new roof.
According to PWD Reckling, two local
contractors have been solicited to provide
a quote for the installation of the roof. He
anticipates these will be available for the
Council’s review and approval during the
April meeting.
For the record, it was noted that this work
is below the bid limit and therefore the
City is not required to bid the materials
and labor for the roof construction.
Motion was made by Matt, seconded by
Arthur to approve the quote from Moses
Building Center for the airport lounge roof
materials in the amount of $4,965.85. Motion carried.
Council discussed the SD Housing Development Authority’s Paint South Dakota
program for 2014. This program provides
the paint and primer for one house in
twenty-five communities in South Dakota.
A volunteer organization is needed within
interested communities to organize the
necessary equipment as well as prepare
and paint the house. In addition, they will
be responsible for nominating a single
family, owner-occupied residence in need
of painting with the homeowner being
physically or financially unable to paint
their home.
DFO Smith reported that a homeowner in
the community has expressed interest in
the program this year, but identifying a
volunteer organization to oversee the
project has been unsuccessful. She advised that the nomination deadline is April
9, 2014, and if approved, the applicants

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