No. 33, Vol. 108
Philip, South Dakota 57567
Thursday, April 10, 2014
City alley vacated for business expansion
Free youth shoot
planned for Draper
A free youth shoot, sponsored
by West River PF 889, will be
held at the Draper Gun Club for
kids ages 17 and under on Sunday, April 13, at 2:00 p.m. (CT).
Ammo will be provided to all
participants. For more information, contact Diana Hendricks,
605-683-6202 home or 605-5300743 cell.
course May 3
The annual HuntSAFE class
in Philip will be held Saturday,
May 3, at the Philip Ambulance
The free class will start at
8:00 a.m. and conclude around
5:00 p.m. Parents, if not taking
the course themselves, are not
required to stay with their kids
who are attending the course.
Lunch will be provided for attendees.
Preregistration is not required, but greatly asked for so
students can get a jump start on
the HuntSafe manual and to ensure adequate class supplies.
There is a large amount of material to cover in one day. If not
preregistered, the attendees
should arrive a little before 8:00
a.m. for registration and to turn
in the required parent-signed
Preregistration can be done
by contacting with Philip Police
Chief Kit Graham at 859-2850
or with Conservation Officer
Zach Thomsen at 859-3006.
This course is required for
children between the ages of 12
and 16, if they wish to be eligible to hunt. If your child turns
12 between September 1 and
December 31 of 2014, they are
eligible to participate.
Even though 10 year olds will
be allowed to hunt for the fall
seasons in 2014 through the
mentor program, they will not be
allowed to participate in the
HuntSafe course. For rules and
regulations on the mentored
hunting program, refer to the
2014 hunting handbook.
Friday: Intervals of clouds
and sunshine. High near
60F. Winds ESE at 10
to 15 mph. Friday
Night: A few clouds
from time to time. Low 38F.
Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Intervals of
clouds and sunshine.
High 64F. Winds E at
10 to 15 mph. Saturday Night: Partly
cloudy skies. Low 41F.
Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday: Intervals of clouds
and sunshine. High 67F.
Winds SE at 10 to 20
mph. Sunday Night:
A few clouds. Low 41F.
Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
County Opt Out Resolution
County Annual Report
End of Day 4/07/14
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by Del Bartels
One of the first items addressed
during the Philip City Council
meeting Monday, April 7, was the
vacation of a portion of the alley
north of Philip Motor, Inc.
Dakota Auto Supply/Philip
Motor, Inc. requested the city to
vacate the east-west alley. “We
have reached a point of having to
meet certain standards or go
away. They are making it tougher
and tougher to have a franchise,”
said Don Burns. His business
must have more interior space,
particularly showroom space.
“The access will still be there, only
the alley will have a building on
top of it.”
Burns is also the president of
the downtown heating association
that uses the school district’s geothermal wells. He said the hot
water pipes will either go around
the new building or more pipes
will go on top of the old pipes. The
city already had letters of support
from concerned utility companies.
The city will vacate the requested area, and the council approved the building permit.
Other building permits granted
were for Greg Arthur to level a lot,
First National Bank to enclose its
Fitzgerald to build a deck, Don
Haynes to put in egress windows,
Brian Jankord to replace a shed,
Philip Volunteer Fire Department
to erect a chain link fence, and
Marty Hansen to put up a covered
deck and put in a bay window.
The shared use path/trails project has received design modification recommendations from the
South Dakota Department of
Transportation. The DOT has
suggested that the plans for a
walk path near the public swimming pool be extended. This would
require extra funding of $8,500 to
$10,000, with the Philip community’s share being around $1,800.
It was pointed out by the council
that the DOT has already approved the original plans. The
project might receive lower bids if
it were included in the Highway
73 sidewalk project, but that
would delay it until 2015.
The Highway 73 sidewalk/lighting upgrade project has its own
snags. The issue has been tabled
until a public meeting in Philip
can be scheduled with Dean VanDeWiele with the S.D. DOT to review project plans that affect the
abutting property owners. Mayor
Mike Vetter said, “I think anyone
who has concerns should attend
The project itself seems to be on
track, though the city may save
some costs if it does the moving of
a “flush” hydrant. But, the DOT’s
ensuing notice of certain en-
croachments is causing problems.
The center of the highway is not
the center of the right of way.
Business signs and retaining
walls on the opposite side of the
highway – the east side – from the
project are inches over the DOT
right of way. The Coyle’s SuperValu sign hangs over the line. A
railroad tie retaining wall is less
than a foot over the line.
The project area is on both sides
of the highway from the north side
of Oak St. to SD Hwy 14, but the
new sidewalk will only be installed on the west side of the
highway from Elm St. to SD Hwy
14. American Disablity Act curb
ramps will be installed at all intersections in the project area.
The DOT wants wheelchair accessible corners put in, even if
there are vehicle access areas only
feet away or if there is no sidewalk
present. Dawn Coyle said that
with their sign possibly moving,
light poles going in and the sidewalk corner being adjusted, the
delivery trucks may not be able to
get into the parking area. She said
that it will be, “Quite a cost to
move the sign, even more cost if
we have to put it in the trash.”
Gary Phillips said about his retaining wall and lack of sidewalk,
“If it’ll benefit somebody, fine, but
I don’t know how someone in a
wheelchair can get through my
The city will research the South
Dakota Department of Health’s
Community Walk Audit grant opportunity program.
The council granted two special
event applications, one for the
Philip Volunteer Fire Department’s demolition derby on June
14, and one for the Philip Chamber of Commerce’s Scotty Philip
Days on June 13-15. Police Chief
Kit Graham is authorized to hire
an additional officer for June 13
during that weekend.
A planned housing study is get-
ting through the preliminary paperwork and funding. The $5,000
study will receive half of its funding from the South Dakota Housing Development Authority and
half from the Philip Chamber of
Commerce’s Economic Development. It was noted that Haakon
County does not have a housing
authority. The study is being done
by Community Partners Research.
The city airport has been classified by the Federal Aviation Adcontinued on
PHS Prom 2014
$250,000 opt-out resolution
By Nancy Haigh
The Haakon County Board of
Commissioners approved a resolution to opt-out of the tax freeze at
their April 3, 2014 meeting.
During the meeting, which had
been postponed by two days due a
snowstorm, the board decided to
pursue a second $250,000 opt-out.
The monies are slated for the
highway department fund.
Kenny Neville, highway superintendent, asked about reimbursing his department employees for
their commercial driver’s licenses,
if obtained while a full-time employee of the department. The
costs include $25 for the written
test and $90 for the driving portion. Neville noted this had been
done in prior years, but not recently as most have already had
their CDL when hired. The board
approved the request.
Neville informed the board that
Dwight and Marie Slovek’s daughter, Sayde, had been awarded a
$1,500 scholarship from the South
Dakota Association of County
Highway Superintendents. Any
child or grandchild of a highway
department employee is eligible
for the scholarship, said Neville.
Neville noted that the clean-up
of scrap iron was completed. He
said Ace Steel & Recycling, Rapid
City, allowed them to take part of
their payment in steel material.
With the remainder, $2,444, he
will purchase a plasma cutter at
the cost of $1,800.
Neville informed the board that
the estimated cost of the Price
bridge replacement had been
dropped from $1 million to
$730,000. Work on the bridge is
expected to start this spring.
The board approved the one bid
they received, from Cretex Concrete Products, Rapid City, for
concrete culverts, etc.
The board spoke via speaker
phone with Peter Nielson, South
Dakota State University Extension 4-H youth program director,
regarding the 4-H advisor position.
Mellette, Jones, Haakon and
Jackson counties had previously
been a county cluster which used
one advisor. SDSU had advertised
and plans to interview prospective
advisor candidates even though
none of the counties have ap-
proved a memorandum of understanding with SDSU regarding
the position. Nielson stated that
his office has not received notice
that any of the counties do not
want to continue the cluster.
The board signed a letter of support for the town of Midland’s pursuit of a Community Development
Block Grant. The town needs to
cap the existing well and drill a
new well and is looking for monies
for the project.
The board approved minutes
from the March 4 and March 15
meetings, election service contracts, warrants for the past
month and raffle requests – two of
which were given prior approval
via phone conversations.
Reports reviewed were from the
sheriff’s office, register of deeds
and veterans service office.
The Philip High School allschool play will be performed at
7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11,
and at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday,
The theme for this year’s Philip High School prom was “The Great Gatsby.” The
Fine Arts Building was filled with audience members there to view the grand
march of the prom couples. Shown above, Nick Hamill and Katie Hostutler were
voted in as the prom king and queen. After the couples were introduced, the audience was ushered out so the meal and dancing could begin for the prom participants. Post prom activities included bowling, card games for “funny” money, gift
baskets for all PHS attending seniors and juniors, other gifts for underclassmen
and out-of-town guests, and finally a light breakfast.
S.D. Municipal League hosted by city of Philip
This year’s South Dakota Municyear. Weller was re-elected as Disipal League District 8 annual meettrict 8 chair and David Geisler,
ing was hosted by the city of Philip,
mayor in Murdo, was re-elected as
Tuesday, April 1.
vice chair. Those attending voted to
After social time before and durhold the 2015 District 8 meeting in
ing a meal, the official meeting was
emceed by Kadoka Mayor Harry
According to its website, the
SDML was organized in 1934, as a
Philip City Council member Greg
nonpartisan, nonprofit association of
Arthur gave the welcoming speech
incorporated municipalities in South
to the more than 35 municipal offiDakota. Its mission is the cooperative
cials, representing five towns. Repimprovement of municipal governresentatives were present from the
ment in South Dakota. A vote of the
District 8 cities and towns in
members at the annual conference
Haakon, Bennett, Jackson, Jones,
determines the league’s major poliMellette, Stanley and Todd councies. A nineteen-member governing
ties. The state is divided into 10 disbody elected from among the memtricts.
bers carries the responsibility of imYvonne Taylor, SDML executive
plementing these policies. A full-time
director, spoke about the outcome of
executive director and staff administhe 2014 legislative session, and the
ter the policies in their service to all
effect new laws will have on South
Del Bartels members. By cooperating through
Dakota municipalities. She also dis- From left are Becky Brunsing – president of the South Dakota Municipal League, Yvonne Taylor – SDML executive director, the league, South Dakota municipalcussed the direction and future of Harry Weller – Kadoka mayor and SDML District 8 chair, Greg Arthur – Philip City Council member, and Carrie Harer – ities provide themselves with a
the league and services offered to South Dakota Public Funds Investment Trust.
strong research program and an efthe municipalities.
fective legislative voice.
“More and more we are seeing the need to get better ining. Municipalities should be able to create rules to run the
The league’s primary source of financing comes through
formation out to the citizens and legislators. Municipal
city, rather than request specific legislative authority from
the membership dues cities, towns and affiliated organizagovernment provides a vast array of services, and people
the state for every little item.
tions pay. The dues payments are based on population.
need to be informed of where their tax dollars are going.
Harry Weller, mayor in Kadoka and SDML District 8
SDML sponsors three risk sharing pools – the SDML
This type of education can only benefit municipal governchair, spoke of small town politics and controversy. “Deal
Workers’ Compensation Fund, the South Dakota Public Asment. The taxpayers would be very proud of their local govwith it. I could be arguing with someone one night and be
surance Alliance which provides liability and property covernment if they were fully aware of how much service a
having a beer with them the next afternoon,” said Weller.
erage, and the Health Pool of South Dakota. In 1991 the
municipality provides at a relatively low cost,” Taylor said
Becky Brunsing, SDML president for 2014, was also on
league endorsed the South Dakota Public Funds Investin a press release the day after the meeting.
hand to discuss her priorities for the current year. She also
ment Trust, a program that assists local governments with
Taylor’s summary of the state legislation ended with the
conducted the election of District 8 officers for the upcoming
their cash management and investment needs.
trend to swing back to a “necessarily implied” way of think-
April 10, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Purple Up! For Military Kids Day
Whereas, thousands of brave American service members from
South Dakota have demonstrated their courage and commitment
to freedom by serving the Armed Forces of the United States of
America around the globe; and
Whereas, a great number of these soldiers, sailors, airmen and
Marines have left families with children behind while serving; and
Whereas, these children are a source of pride and honor to us all
in Philip and South Dakota, and it is only fitting that we take time
to celebrate their spirit and recognize their contributions, letting
our men and women in uniform know that while they are taking
care of us, we are taking care of their children; and
Whereas, April is designated as Month of the Military Child
across our Nation; and
Whereas, a special day in the month of April will be in order to
salute our military children, to provide local support to military children and families, families that are in our very own backyards; and
Whereas, “Purple Up! For Military Kids Day” will allow us to pay
tribute to military children for their commitment, struggles and unconditional support of our troops, because when parents serve in
the military, their children will serve too; and
Whereas, April 15, 2014, will be “Purple Up! For Military Kids
Day” – a special day to show local support of our military children
and families; and
Now, therefore, we, the Governing Body of the City of Philip,
South Dakota, do hereby proclaim the 15th of April, 2014, as “Purple Up! For Military Kids Day” in Philip, South Dakota, and urge
all citizens, businesses, and government leaders to observe this day
by wearing purple in order to salute, honor, support and thank our
military children in the community.
HAAKON COUNTY YOUNG WOMEN … will meet Monday,
April 14, at 6:30 p.m. at The Steakhouse in Philip. Bring two
dozen plastic eggs and candy to stuff them!
GARDEN CLUB … will meet April 15th at 7 p.m. in the community room of the courthouse in Philip. Everyone welcome.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY … will meet Thursday,
April 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Thelma Heltzel.
PHILIP CANCER SUPPORT … meets Tuesday, April 15, at
6:30 p.m. at the Senechal Apts. lobby, Philip. Anyone is welcome.
PHILIP AREA AARP/RTA … meets Monday, April 28, at 6 p.m.
at the senior center in Philip with a soup supper and program on
consumer fraug. Anyone is welcome.
DRIVER’S LICENSE EXAMS … are available at the Jackson
County Courthouse in Kadoka, 1 Main St., during regular business hours. Applications must be submitted at least one hour in
advance of scheduled closing time. No drive tests will be given
from 11:30 to 1:30. For more information, go to www.dps.sd.gov
or call 1-800-952-3696.
Dated at Philip, South Dakota, this 7th day of April, 2014.
For the Governing Body of the
City of Philip, South Dakota
/s/ Michael Vetter, Mayor
/s/ Monna Van Lint, Finance Officer
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.
FREE TAX PREPARATION ... AARP Tax Aide 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 859-2227 for appointment or more info.
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Lookin’ Around|Syd Iwan
One Time Around
Once is sometimes enough. It
might be all you need. Take camel
riding, for example. I mounted one
of those humped creatures some
years ago in Egypt and went for a
short stroll. It wasn’t that exciting. It’s more like being in a rocking chair than on a moving
animal. You are a considerable
distance from the ground, of
course, so the view is good, but the
actual ride is a bit dull. Maybe if
the camel had broken into a run,
it might have been a little better.
Just walking, it seems, didn’t do
much for me.
I did have a friend take a picture of me up there on that desert
animal, but even for that I was
dressed all wrong. I should have
had on a turban and a flowing
robe instead of cowboy boots and a
leather cowboy hat. I didn’t dress
the part. I was correctly dressed,
however, for what I’d done just a
few minutes before the camel experience. I’d been galloping
around the pyramids on a white
stallion, and that was lots of fun.
It was a fast good horse and pretty
to boot. Not only that, but if I’d
fallen off, there would have been
tons of soft sand to land on instead
of around here where you might
hit a soapweed, a prickly cactus or
some extremely hard ground.
When I’d bargained with the
horse’s owner for the use of it, he
had asked if I could ride. I’d said I
could so he took me at my word,
and soon he and I were galloping
across the sand on two white
Anyway, I have no particular
desire to ride another camel. Once
going again, but Mom was definitely against it.
Neither does it appear that I
would care to be a NASCAR
driver. I don’t mind driving the
speed limit on the freeway or
maybe even a touch over, but
above that is a little scary. A few
years ago I found myself approaching 100 MPH while trying
to keep up with an ambulance carrying my wife and son. Ten or fifteen miles of that was a great
plenty for me. I figured they didn’t
need me all that much at the hospital so why the panic. I slowed it
back down to a reasonable speed
and got there in plenty of time for
anything I needed to do. You
would think as a kid I would
somehow have wanted to go a
hundred, but I had never driven
quite that fast before. Neither do
I hope to do it again.
So there are things we come
across in life that do not need repetition. Camel riding is one as far
as I’m concerned. White stallions
are a different story. Come to
think of it, I’ve never ridden an
elephant, and maybe that is something I should try. I’d better book
a flight for Africa and go find myself an elephant. It might be easier to attend a circus and bargain
there for an elephant ride closer to
home, but Africa sounds more exotic and pleasurable. Come to
think about it, I don’t believe I’ve
ever ridden a donkey or mule either. There apparently are so
many things out there to experience even if once might be all a
guy needs. It’s still fun to try new
stuff. Let’s get out there and have
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Brad Taylor, left, and Kevin Dunham, technicians for The Glass Shop, Spearfish,
put in the mechanism for the west doors of the Haakon County Courthouse.
The automatic door makes the courthouse compliant with the American Disability Act. The project was started and completed on April 1.
Philip city council meeting
Then we come to carnival rides.
My sister, Pat, and I once went on
one of those that looked like two
rockets on a wheel. Besides
whirling in a circle, they also
turned upside down and every
which way. We didn’t actually get
ill from the experience, but we did
lose all the change in our pockets.
Somehow it emptied our pockets
with all its gyrations. We were
happy enough when those few
minutes were over. We didn’t buy
another ticket, that’s for sure. We
then went on some calmer rides
which we liked, but we let other
people “enjoy” the rocket.
When we were at Disneyland,
my sister and I and our folks all
got in a teacup that swirled
around with other teacups. Pat
and I soon discovered that you
could make the cup turn in a circle
while it was moving around with
the other cups. This was done by
hauling on a wheel in front of you.
As a result, we kept turning the
wheel as fast as we could, and this
didn’t do much for Dad. Pretty
soon he gave us the flat-hand signal he often used to tell us to stop
something, so we did. Then we
teased him a little about his tender stomach to which he didn’t
reply. He just didn’t go on any
more teacup rides.
Mother, on the other hand, didn’t care much for the Matterhorn
ride which was somewhat like a
roller coaster that started up high
and went down very fast and
through some water. Mom let out
several blood-curdling screams on
the way down, and she generally
was not given to that sort of thing.
Pat and I wouldn’t have minded
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ministration as “unclassified.”
This will affect certain financial
support the city can get from the
FAA. Philip will dispute certain
criteria that puts the airport in
such a classification.
The automated fuel system’s
management fee for the airport is
now $125 per month. The bid for
the installation of the airport’s
lounge roof was awarded to Brock
The city’s rubble site passed its
annual review by the South
Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The
rubble site’s summer hours begin
May 3. Free dump weekend is Friday, May 16-17. The site will be
open 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both
days. The rain date is May 23-24.
Pick-up of acceptable trash from
senior citizens or disabled persons
is Monday, May 19.
The council authorized using a
community service worker for 100
hours of labor. The person will be
under court services, has signed
an injury waver, and will wear a
yellow or orange vest for identification purposes.
The council authorized advertising for 2014 swimming pool personnel with an application closing
date of May 2. The health and
recreation committee will review
applications Monday, May 5, at
3:30 p.m. The council authorized
Graham’s attendance at a sudden
infant death investigation and
coroners training, May 5-6, in
City offices will be closed the afternoon of Friday, April 18, in accordance with Governor Dennis
Daugaard’s declaration of the
Good Friday holiday.
The next regular meeting by the
Philip City Council is Monday,
May 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Haakon
County Courthouse community
Country Praises|by Del Bartels
Tax Freedom Day
Tax Freedom Day is the first
day of the year in which a nation
as a whole has theoretically
earned enough income to fund its
annual tax burden.
This play with theory is confusing. One, it’s the annual tax burden, but we are still trillions of
dollars in debt. I happen to be getting a refund this year, thus is my
tax burden a negative number,
and am I part of the national
debt? I feel so special.
Every dollar that is officially
considered income by the government is counted (almost everything), and every payment to the
government that is officially considered a tax is counted (definitely
everything). Taxes at all levels of
government – federal, state, local,
piggy bank – are included. Since
1960, the taxes paid in America
hover around 30 percent of citizens’ incomes. What about the
It is ironic – or maybe purposeful – that the theoretical day often
falls after April 15, the deadline
for income tax filings. Extensions
apply to tax filers as well as the
My income dictates that I can
use an easy tax form. Some say
the easiest tax form is, “How
much did you make? Send it.” In
1931, the IRS out-did even the
FBI when infamous mobster Al
Capone was sent to federal prison
for tax evasion. Again ironic, that
the IRS might consider “mobster”
a federally taxable occupation.
Taxes are necessary. Pooled
funds pay for highways, law enforcement, public education, welfare,
scandal cover-ups and other
things. I grumble, but paying my
share is only right. What I hate is
when others do not pay their taxes
and the rest of us have to shoulder
that amount. If someone else can
jaywalk, then I should have the
same right to mess up somebody’s
There are taxes on income,
property, sales and users. One of
many theories is to legalize everything, but regulate those once-illegal activities and tax them at a
1,000 percent. Crime would soon
be buried in paperwork and overhead, and government hirings to
monitor once-illegal activities
would end unemployment.
I challenge you to go even one
day without paying any taxes. A
$3.40 gallon of gasoline gives 20
cents to the feds and 22 cents to
the governor. State and federal
park entrance fees are 100 percent
tax, as are fishing licenses. Your
dog’s immunizations and license
are taxed. Your house electricity is
taxed. Phone time is taxed, with a
designated part supporting 911.
Public libraries are funded
through taxes, and the librarian’s
wages are taxed. This newspaper
is taxed. The criminal fine for loitering is a tax. Wow, just thinking
about all these taxes is taxing!
I guess that there are only two
ways to diminish taxes. One is to
constantly strive for streamlining
and the catching of waste and
fraud. The other is to cut the services provided by the government.
The problem is exactly who determines what is waste and what
programs can be cut.
The next time you do anything,
and I mean anything, try to determine if it is taxed. Scary, isn’t it?
Tax Freedom Day may take on a
whole new meaning.
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Bob Fanning. Field Specialist
Winner Regional Extension Center
Why Grow Sorghum (Milo)
I recently shared one of the
breakout sessions with Dwayne
Beck, Manager of the Dakota
Lakes Research Farm, at the
Sorghum U educational event held
in Mitchell on April 3. In the
process of preparing my presentation, listening to Dwayne’s, visiting
with the trade show exhibitors and
hearing the farmer panel, I learned
some new things about the crop,
particularly why producers should
include it in their cropping program. Most of my presentation
dealt with the basic agronomics of
successful milo production, but
also included the efficiency with
which milo uses water to produce
grain, the importance of milo in
maintaining high populations of
pheasants and the potentially
lower cost to raise milo compared
Dwayne’s presentation dealt a
good deal with the rotational benefits of milo, and rotations and sequences in which it works well.
There is no perfect or right crop rotation, but each crop a producer
can work into their production system offers flexibility of intensity
and diversity, which especially
makes no-till production systems
approach stable and sustainable
profitability. At least three crop
types (grass vs broadleaf and cool
season vs warm season) and long
intervals of two to four years are
needed to break some of the disease and weed cycles, and diversity
is effective in managing insect pest
populations. For much of South
Dakota, milo offers an alternative
in these systems.
Some people may say that corn
and milo are both warm season
grass crops, so including both crops
in a rotation doesn’t add diversity.
The reality is that there is some
difference in planting date, some
variation in herbicide choices, and
milo offers both disease and insect
Farm Service Agency Guptill ranch receives
June Huston, Acting CED, 605-859-2186
In the disease arena, one of the
pathogens that can seriously
plague corn producers is Goss’
Wilt, a bacterial disease. Being a
bacterial disease, fungicides offer
no control for Goss’ Wilt, and their
use can actually make the disease
worse, through weakening the natural, protective layer on the leaf,
and through killing beneficial
fungi, which feed on bacteria. Two
bacterial diseases can occur on
milo, Bacterial stripe and Bacterial
streak, neither of which have warranted control measures, and
which are different organisms than
Goss’ Wilt. With no pesticides effective against Goss’ Wilt in corn,
control measures are limited to hybrid resistance, crop rotation and
residue management. Astute notill producers know that they need
all the residue they can get, so
have no interest in tilling or removing residue. Milo offers a rotational crop ahead of corn that can
help control Goss’ Wilt.
Corn rootworms and corn borers
are two of the insect pests that
corn producers have to manage,
and crop rotations that put years a
field is in corn close together intensify the need to do so. Neither insect affects or can survive on milo,
adding another benefit to including
the crop in rotations. Several of
these characteristics may explain
why Dwayne reports that he gets
higher corn yields at Dakota Lakes
when the corn follows milo than
when corn follows corn.
Dwayne says they grow milo at
Dakota Lakes because it’s better
than corn when it’s hot, when it’s
dry, for catching snow, it has less
insect pressure, lower seed cost
and the residue is easier to seed
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USDA's Farm Service Agency
Officially Announces Sign-Up
Date for Disaster Assistance
Enrollment Begins April 15 for
Livestock, Honeybee, Farm-Raised
U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) Farm Service Agency
(FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farmers
and ranchers can sign-up for disaster
reestablished and strengthened by
the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning
Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
"President Obama and Secretary Vilsack made it a priority to
begin enrollment for these programs," said Garcia. "For farmers
and ranchers who have been
awaiting disaster assistance, help
is on the way."
The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) will
provide payments to eligible producers for livestock deaths and
grazing losses that have occurred
since the expiration of the livestock disaster assistance programs
in 2011, and including calendar
years 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Enrollment also begins on April
15 for producers with losses covered by the Emergency Assistance
for Livestock, Honeybees, and
(ELAP) and the Tree Assistance
Program (TAP) in 2011, when the
programs expired, through 2014
"Because of the magnitude of the
drought in 2012 and severity of
winter storm Atlas in 2013, these
programs will be vitally important
to the producers in SD", said SED
ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised
fish that have losses due to disease, adverse weather, or other
conditions, such as wildfires. TAP
provides financial assistance to
qualifying orchardists and nursery
tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and
vines damaged by natural disasters. LIP provides compensation to
eligible livestock producers that
have suffered livestock death
losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather and attacks by animals reintroduced into
the wild by the federal government
or protected by federal law. LFP
provides compensation to eligible
livestock producers that have suffered grazing losses due to drought
"To expedite applications, all
producers who experienced losses
are encouraged to bring records
documenting those losses to their
local FSA county office," said SED,
Producers also are encouraged
to contact their county office ahead
of time to schedule an appointment.
For more information, producers
are encouraged to review the 2014
Farm Bill Fact Sheet, check out
the LIP, LFP, ELAP and TAP fact
sheets online or visit any USDA
Dakota Legislature has bestowed Senate
Commemoration Number 27
to Pat and Mary
The legislative commemoration,
ranch of Jackson County as
Leopold Conservation Award
The honor reads: “Whereas, the Leopold Conservation Award, named
for renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, recognizes farm and ranch
families who demonstrate outstanding conservation leadership on their
land and in their communities; and
Whereas, Pat and Mary Lou Guptill of Jackson County own and operate a 7,000 acre cattle ranch near Quinn featuring grasslands with
rolling hills and a main wooded creek running through the ranch; and
Whereas, the Guptills consider themselves and their five children as
generational caretakers of the land, responsible for enhancing the
health of the land and water resources; and
Whereas, a commitment to make the land better for future generations is exemplified by the Guptill family as the recipient of the 2013
Leopold Conservation Award:
Now, Therefore, Be It Commemorated, by the Eighty-Ninth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that Pat and Mary Lou Guptill
and their Guptill Ranch are recognized for earning the 2013 Leopold
Conservation Award in South Dakota.”
The official commemoration was signed by President of the Senate
Matt Michels, Speaker of the House Brian G. Gosch, Secretary of the
Senate Jeannette Schipper, and Chief Clerk of the House Arlene
Farmers Union producers concerned over rail delays
South Dakota Farmers Union
members met with representatives from the Surface Transportation Board Office of Public
Assistance, Governmental Affairs
and Compliance on March 27 in
Fargo, N.D., to discuss concerns
agricultural producers are facing
with the delay in rail service
across South Dakota.
“The meeting was very informative and I appreciated the open
discussion we had with the federal
officials from the Transportation
Board Office of Public Assistance,”
said Jason Frerichs, SDFU
Roberts County officer and state
senator. “They didn't just come
from Washington D.C. to tell us
something we already knew. They
understand the issues agricultural producers are facing and
provided optimism for the farmers
Delays in rail service have been
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attributed to the lack of infrastructure, an extremely cold winter, and competition with oil, coal
and container shipments. Some of
the major concerns shared by producers included issues of fairness
and commodity priority.
“As agricultural producers, we
understand how the extreme cold
has affected the rail industry this
winter, but weather extremes are
part of doing business in South
Dakota,” said DuWayne Bosse,
SDFU Marshall County president.
“While the immediate concern is
about shipping last year's harvested grain to the coasts, it is important to look at the bigger
picture. How will this affect the
agricultural commodity markets
Farmers Union members are
concerned about the potential impact the delays have already had
and could continue to have on the
agricultural industry in the area.
Delays in receiving rail cars have
ranged anywhere from 17 to 40
“With the current price of rail
cars and the high demand for
them, our local cooperatives and
elevators in northeast South
Dakota are greatly concerned
about whether or not they will receive their rail car orders,” said
Steve McCleerey, SDFU Roberts
County president. “When these facilities do not receive the rail cars
they ordered, it backs up the
whole market. They are forced to
store the grain for a longer period
of time and producers are not able
to deliver any more grain to that
“The bottom line is that all of
the costs associated with the delays and lack of infrastructure
eventually fall on the farmer,”
said Ryan Wagner, SDFU member, Roslyn. “We have already
seen how rail delays have affected
the basis. The move in the market
can be attributed to the cost of
transportation. If our commodities
are not able to be shipped out on
rail before the next harvest, how
will it affect our baseline, markets
The South Dakota ethanol industry has also seen delays and
many plants are not running at
“This issue isn't merely causing
challenges for grain commodities,
it is also placing a burden on
value-added agriculture, including the ethanol industry,”
Frerichs said. “Ethanol plants are
not running at full capacity and
producers have had to delay delivering grain because these plants
have maxed out their storage capabilities.”
SDFU is already working on the
next steps. “This meeting was extremely valuable and productive
for our members,” said Doug Som-
viewing proposed railroad mergers. The STB is decidedly independent, although it is administratively affiliated with the Department of Transportation.
Other members attending the
meeting include Tom Hitchcock,
chief executive officer at Redfield
Energy, LLC. in Redfield, SDFU
board member Franklin Olson,
Pierpont, and Ryan Wagner,
bke, SDFU president. “We have
already seen the short term effects
from the delays and are legitimately concerned about what this
means in six months, a year or
even longer. SDFU will continue
communicating with the STB and
working towards solutions.”
The STB is an economic regulatory agency that Congress
charged with resolving railroad
rate and service disputes and re-
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Thursday, April 10: Philly
Peaches and Cream Gelatin.
Friday, April 11: Stuffed Pollock, Mashed Red Potatoes, Nantucket Veggies, Garlic Cheddar
Biscuit, Spiced Apples.
Monday, April 14: Pork Loin,
Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Edward
Veggies, Roll, Diced Peaches.
Tuesday, April 15: BBQ Meatballs, Red Mashed Potatoes, Garden Veggies, Gelatin Crunch.
Wednesday, April 16: Cookout
Day – Hot Dogs, Hamburgers,
Baked Beans, Fruit, Ice Cream.
March 29, turned out to be
sunny and fairly warm. I heard
that several residents walked outdoors. Addie and I toured the courtyard. We were glad to get out.
Especially since snow was predicted for March 31.
March 29, 2014, at Somerset
Court, we had the movie, “Field of
Dreams,” with Kevin Costner. Also,
the afternoon’s entertainment included a table of whist, with Irene
Arbach, Irene Cox, Susan and Margaret Jacobs and Floy Olson. And
at another table, Addie Rorvig,
Shirley Hessman, Wilma Gabrielson and Vivian Hansen played
I heard that Lucille Huether is
moving over to another residence.
We will miss her and hope that she
will be comfortable there.
In an item from the March 28,
2014, Rapid City Journal, we
learned that the South Dakota
School of Mines and Ellsworth Air
Force Base will be working together. There is a new technology,
developed by a professor at
SDSM&T, called cold spray. It can
be used to repair the B-1 parts that
are no longer manufactured. Christian Widener, an associate professor at SDSM&T, is director of the
university’s repair, refurbish and
return to service center, and the arbegast materials processing and
Here is a recipe for Scripture
April 11-14 &
cake: 4 1/2 cups/Kings 4:22; 1 cup
Judges 5:25; 1 tsp Leviticus 2:13; 2
cups Jeremiah 6:20; 6 cups Jeremiah 1 7:11; 2 cups 1 Samuel
30:12; 1/2 cup Judges 4:19; 2 cups
Nahum 3:12; 2 tsp Amos 4:5; 2 cups
Numbers 17:8; 2 tbsp II Chronicles
9:9 – Mix as for fruit cake and bake
slowly for 1 hour at 350˚.
Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Somerset Court, we had a wine and
cheese tasting party. The wine was
a light, sweet red. Three kinds of
cheese, white and yellow and pepper. And we had some snack crackers, hot coffee and ice water. There
was a good crowd of residents and
a few visitors. Addie had a table
full of relatives. Marge Olson’s visitor was very enthusiastic about a
documentary he had seen, “Buffalo
King” about Scotty Philip, the man
who saved the buffalo. I hope that
I can get a copy of that to read. Our
town of Philip was named for
Scotty Philip. Betty Sanders is familiar with the nature and characteristics of bison and I believe she
raises some on her ranches. She
says they are peaceful unless they
are riled. Helicopters annoy them.
Another topic of conversation
was the Rapid City flood of June 7,
1972. Marge had been in that flood.
She helped form a human chain to
keep from being swept away by the
chin-deep waters. She lived near
Story Book Island at the time, I believe. So many residents who live
at Somerset Court are from Rapid
Irene McKnight goes several
times a week to see her husband,
Royal, at Fountain Springs. One
time lately, they had a rabbit and
some chicks for the residents to
enjoy. Irene could tell that Royal
liked them a lot.
Frances Hernandez got me on
the other computer at the Somerset
Court lab and I was able to get a
send button. Then the next time I
tried to get on that computer, I
My daughter, Carol, Colorado
Springs, is re-doing her big earth
berm on the northwest corner of
her house. It shelters the house
from wind and temperature
changes. She also buys old railroad
ties to form a frame for her raisedearth garden.
Saturday, March 31, 2014, at
Somerset Court, we had the activity of crafts with Amy. We made
cute Easter bunnies holding a big
egg with a verse on it: Easter’s one
the way, and Bunny has to say, “I’ll
soon be here, Hopping all the way!”
These were plastic with stick-ons.
Thank you for this activity, Amy,
and thanks for the word search
Somerset bucks, and for the new
We have reports that former
Somerset Court resident, Lucille
Huether, likes living at the Victorian where her sister, Phyllis Reub,
My grandson, Clay Hansen,
came over Monday and removed
old spam and scads and scads of
my old emails. I feel sure that my
email will work better now and
give me a send for my outgoing
emails. Thank you very much,
Clayton. Clayton also brought a
copy of M.R. and Barbara’s new
write-up of their time in Mongolia
from June 2013 to the present.
Thank you, Clayton. I hope to
make a copy of that for the Somerset Court reading table by the fireplace.
I could stand to give away to the
Morrisons of Morrison’s Conoco,
my piano from my old Philip house,
though I may look foolish. We are
still hoping that a Rolla and Effie
Palmer descendant will come and
take the Palmer 1917 piano.
Thank you to Wayne Hansen,
Rancho Palos Verdes, who emailed
Monday that he and son Mike had
been fishing with fine success, like
plenty of five pound bass. And
crawdads. Wayne had said earlier
of feeling a slight tremor when the
earthquake hit Los Angeles. It momentarily jiggled his house.
My daughter, Carol, Colorado
Springs, sent photos of her four
great-grands planting beans in
pots and photos showing them with
their new toothbrushes. There was
one of the Vogan’s elegant driveway with its solar lamps, and decorated with Valentine wreaths and
now with the new Easter wreaths.
There were also photos of us at
Wall Drug and some of Virgil’s
wood carvings. Thank you, Carol.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Somerset
Court had bingo. Thanks to Sandi
for calling numbers and Susan and
Shawn for help with hospitality,
checking cards and bringing ice
water. Treats for snack and chat
following bingo were some of the
cutest cookies that were called
hamburgers. They looked like
miniature hamburgers. They were
made with two round vanilla
wafers, with a chocolate mint between, cemented together with
April 1 was the wedding anniversary of Virgil and Vivian Hansen,
75 years ago. I remember our very
economical wedding. A trip to Ft.
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Pierre in Virgil’s folks’ car. There
was Virgil, his mother, his sister
and her little eight-year-old,
Yvonne, my mother, Effie Palmer,
my brother, Richard Palmer, and
me. Ma bought my dress for $4.98,
I bought my own ring for $10,
Richard bought me sweet peas for
50 cents and Virgil paid for the license, $2. We had lunch out and
stayed at my folks’ that night, back
in the Grindstone country. The
marriage lasted pretty well.
At Somerset Court, April 1, I put
a sign on my back, “April Fool!
Haha! Made you look, you dirty
crook, stole your mother’s pocketbook!” Just a bit of nonsense for old
My grandchildren’s birthdays, 23
of them, and great-grandchildren
and great, great-grandchildren’s
birthdays are about getting out of
hand! Anyway, happy birthday to
Willow, April 4, and Blaise, soon
after. I don’t have the address for
either of them.
What a day, April 1, 2014. Cold
with periods of snow! We were reminded to wear our safety pendants to the resident council
meeting, April 2, and get Somerset
Wednesday, April 2, it was snowing again! There was a couple of
inches and the usual car rollovers
and other accidents. There was an
8.2 earthquake off the coast of
We had the activity of wheel of
fortune. Thank you, Susan and
Sandi, for this entertaining activity.
April 2, we had April resident
council with good attendance.
Shawn recounted some of the highlights that are schedule in April:
music with Skeeter, planting seeds,
bingo with the Boys Club, dying
Easter eggs, eye health talk with
nurse Pat, Easter party, Easter
April 21st, clogging with Pat
sounds entrancing, goofy golf, baking for the Special Olympics,
“Rockin’ with Roxie,” strawberry
festival and practicing the stairs.
There were a few helpful suggestions and many compliments about
the efficiency of the maintenance
crew. Food was termed excellent
with more selections than many
restaurants. We plan to have another card day on which we draw a
card and sit at a table not usual to
us. The recent card day was well
liked. The activity directors are always looking for new ideas for activities. You may suggest activities
we might like for May. There is a
suggestion box on the dessert table
in the dining room and also a suggestion box on the wall by the mail
boxes. So if a resident wishes to express an idea or has a complaint,
there is a pencil and paper there.
There is a new name, Marvel
Barrenger, on third floor on the
apartment door where Lucille
Huether lived. She is Maxine
Burgess’ sister. Charlotte Goss
came to see Somerset Court resident, Marie Sudgen April 2.
Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Somerset Court, we had Wii bowling.
Also that afternoon we enjoyed
games of bingo with snack and chat
following with tasty treats of assorted meats and cheeses with rye
crackers. Thank you for the activities and for the snacks.
Sharon Keen at the beauty shop
put out an array of treats for a no
snow party. Thank you, Sharon.
We enjoyed your homemade cookies in the shape of flowers with
pink frosting, chips, nuts, mints
and candy that was sort of fluffy
like sea foam. Must ask the name
of that treat.
Thank you to our activity directors, who have decorated the whole
building for Easter. The front lobby
has village streets in Easter mode,
and there is a hug inflatable bunny
with many baskets of eggs by the
dining room door. Wall hangings
and Easter rabbits have been used
liberally to create a homey look.
The new decorations give us a holiday feeling.
Thank you for your letter,
Sharon Coyle, an old Philip friend.
We usually write once a year to
each other. She sent an Easter card
with kittens and puppies on it.
Hopefully, I will write right back.
Sharon still lives in her house on
Spruce Street. She has kids nearby
who do some chores and take her
places. She uses the Philip minibus also, so she gets downtown
most days. She either goes to the
Senechal for lunch or to the Bad
River Senior Citizen’s Center for
Thank you to my niece, Wanda
Artz, Humboldt, for your letter.
She sent a pretty handmade Easter
card, like her church group made
for the residents at the Salem nursing home.
Friday, April 4, the snow started
melting about 9:00 a.m. We are
thankful! Marvel Barrenger and
her sister, Maxine Burgess, were
out for a walk, so I caught up with
them for a photo to put in the
scrapbook by the fireplace. Also
Friday, we played a lot of quiddler.
Another bunch played something
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April 3 arrived with so many stories that reminded me of life down
in my old hometown. It told what
was going on after the spring
prom – bowling, casino night and
breakfast. It told that Josie Guptill
and Troy Guptill, rural Quinn,
made the fall dean’s list at the University of Mary in Bismarck. I
knew their great-grandparents on
both sides – Rolla and Frances Fortune and Ernie and Frieda
Clements. Mary Eide’s stories told
of the big, old skillets we used to
use (some still use them) and our
mother’s special dishes. Homemade bread was such a dear memory. The benefit dinner at Kadoka
with the elegant table settings. The
money earned it to be used for a
new sprinkle system for the
Kadoka Nursing Home. Friends of
the library are planning to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the
Philip library. It was started on
somebody’s front porch with only
13 books. It has been a force for
good for all these years and has
grown steadily. In the Betwixt
News, Marsha Sumpter tells about
her first spring trip in her faithful
plane. Surely it must have a pet
name. A successful trip with a mission looking for strayed cattle besides being the trial run of the
April 9, 2014, at Somerset Court
we hope to be planting seeds. We
grow lots of seedlings to set out in
big pots. Basil has been a joy. I
have had a big plant of basil that
gives itself regularly to Somerset
Court kitchen, then grows a whole
new set of leaves. I would like to
have parsley and rosemary.
The Farm Service Agency will
conduct a sign-up for the disaster
programs approved by passage of
the new Farm Bill, specifically the
Livestock Indemnity Program
(LIP) and Livestock Forage Program (LFP).
FSA meetings have been scheduled to provide area producers the
information needed to complete
Currently there is no deadline
set to apply for these programs.
•Monday, April 14, at 6:30
p.m. – Eagle Butte, Landmark
•Monday, April 14, at 6:30
p.m. – Hermosa, Custer County
•Tuesday, April 15, at 6:30
p.m. – Union Center, Central
Meade Community Center
•Tuesday, April 15, at 6:30
p.m. – Interior, Interior Volunteer
The Wednesday, April 16, regular meeting of the Black Hills Cattlemen in Quinn will feature a
guest speaker from the Farm
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The news this week for everyone was the prom and what a nice
looking bunch of young ladies and
gentlemen. We should be proud of
our young generation in the Philip
area as they really were a sharp
looking bunch. Such lovely dresses
and the men’s attires were very
impressive. I enjoyed the grand
march especially because I had a
great-grandson, Brayden Fitch,
and his date, Brett Carley, and my
nephew, Cade Kjerstad, and his
date, Baily Radway, taking part.
Laura Kjerstad and I went together. This is one thing that we
have in common as Brayden Fitch
is also her great-grandchild. Cade
is also her nephew and she had
other grandchildren in attendance, Anita and Matt Sandal’s
boys. You have to know Laura, she
has a gift of telling stories with a
touch of humor that anyone would
enjoy. Then we had to pose with
Brayden to get some pictures. We
both enjoyed the grand march and
visiting, catching up on all the
news. There was an overflowing
crowd in attendance with some
sitting on the floor in front of the
bleachers and many others standing. What a large group of friends
and family enjoying the kids as
they showed off part of their night
Carla Eide, Kiley and Taegan,
were here from Gillette, Wyo.
Carla had made the corsages and
boutonnieres for Brayden and the
Sandal boys and their dates. Marvin and Vicki Eide and Rita Ramsey also took in the grand march.
I also saw Mel and Beth Smith,
(Schoniger) Ragland, Newcastle,
Wyo., there to see the prom.
It was so nice to see Mary Lynn.
She was a teacher at the Alfalfa
Valley School and taught Christa
and Carla years back. I had not
seen her for several years and she
sure has not changed. She still has
that same bubbly and friendly
personality. She was here spending some time visiting her dad,
Lee Schoniger, and other family
over the weekend.
Mary and Carla Eide took a few
minutes Friday, March 4, to go up
to the cemetery and spruce up
Kenneth’s grave for the coming
spring months. We had to walk a
ways, as we didn’t want to make
tracks in the mud at the cemetery.
It was very wet off the main
routes that didn’t have much
gravel on them.
Marvin, Vicki and Carla
brought all the younger Fitch kids
home with them as Trevor and
Christa had to help with the prom
Marvin and Vicki Eide made a
call to Rapid City and asked if
they could take some tires up and
they were told they could bring
them up on April 4, so they made
a quick trip with a load on their
trailer. Marvin asked the business
what they were going to do with
all the tires and they told him
they were going to grind them. I
wonder if they have found a good
use for the ground tires? They
must have. I have heard that foreign countries use old tires to
make new ones. But I don’t know
if they grind them.
I had noon dinner with Marvin
and Vicki and got to visit some
with the great-grandchildren.
Colby Fitch and Kiley Sieler spent
some time at my house on Saturday too.
Trevor and Christa Fitch came
over to Marvin and Vicki’s Saturday evening for supper and to pick
up their family and to also visit
with Carla. It sure is a houseful
when they all get together. There
are eight in the Fitch family and
three in Carla’s which makes 11
in all. Then if I go up and you add
Vicki and Marvin, we are 14
which makes a full house. Rita
sometimes joins us also, but not
Julie Nixon said that she is
doing well since she was bucked
off her horse. She said that her
daughter, Kelly, who has become
general manager for a cafe in
Wall, has been coming over and
helping out. Kelly’s house is not
ready to move into in Wall and her
kids are still in school in Belle
Fourche and will come when
school is out. She said that their
son-in-law, C.J., has been down to
help out also.
Julie reported that her injuries
included broken ribs, a chip off of
a vertebra, a concussion, and a
brain bleed which she has to return to Rapid City for a brain scan
and checkup this coming week.
We hope for a speedy recovery for
you, Julie. It seems like their family has had they share of accidents
I have some diaries of Elma
Smith from when she taught
school in this area. It is full of interesting stories of bygone days
which I will add some in my news
in the future. Elma homesteaded
over near the old Arnold Wolden
place. I think that Bill McDaniel
has land close by there now. It has
been many years since I have been
in that area. Darrel Terkildsen
bought the land from Lyndell
Smith several years ago and I
don’t know if he still owns it or not.
It seems that everyone is moving into town from out this way.
Peggy Hauk, I and Rich Smith are
Carla and her kids and Vicki
went into Philip and spent some
time with their grandma and
great-grandma, Dorothy Urban,
Sunday, March 6, before Carla returned to Gillette. Rita was also
visiting her mother, so they got to
see her before leaving.
My computer was acting up, so
Carla installed a new mouse for
me and worked on the computer to
get some knots untied from it that
were giving me fits every now and
then. It really seems to be working
now as I do my news. Electronics
are not my thing and I use my cell
phone very little. I am maybe just
getting too old to remember it all.
I tried to call a few neighbors,
but got no response. They must be
out enjoying this great weather
and I have really been enjoying it
too. I noticed that the little calves
are running and jumping and at
times they will lay flat out and
enjoy the sunshine.
It has been too muddy to go out
and see the geese, but I am sure
there are not any little ones yet. I
see we do have a small bunch that
stayed here, I suppose they are the
same ones that were here last
year. It probably will dry up soon
and we will be asking for some
rain. But, I for one and ready for
spring and summer.
Hope is the wind beneath our
When we are afraid to fly.
It lifts our spirits when they are
And calms us when we cry.
Hope is the glue that mends the
That’s broken now and then,
And encourages the fallen
To rise and try again.
The smiles were well underway as the young ladies lined up before the calling of
their names for the prom’s grand march.
Black tuxedoes were the most common attire for the prom
gentlemen, though other colors of tuxes and suits were represented.
You don’t dress up like this every day. Prom participant Peyton Kuchenbecker and grand march observer Ellie Coyle catch
the moment on camera.
It’s their night, might as well mug it up. Brody Jones joins in
with the more formal pose of Blake Puhlman, Mariah Kessler
and Ben Stangle in front of the fountain.
Friday, April 11 • 5-7 p.m.
Open to the Public
Free will offering
Donations will be used to purchase
new sound system
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH
Philip – 859-2664 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Kevin Achbach
Saturdays: Confession from 3 to 4 p.m.
Saturday Mass: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. (August)
Tues-Wed-Fri. Mass: 8:30 a.m.
Thurs. Mass: 10:30 a.m. at
Philip Nursing 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.
Sunday Mass: 7:30 a.m. (August)
Saturday Mass: 7:30 p.m.
Confession: Before Mass
Monday Release Time: 2:15 p.m.
FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH
859-2336 • Philip
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8:30 a.m.
1st Sunday: Coffee & Rolls after worship
First Lutheran Ladies Bible study.
There are two Bible study groups: each meeting monthly. One meets on the second Tuesday at
12:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church and the
other meets on the second Wednesday at
1:00 p.m. at the Senechal Apts. lobby.
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Midland – 843-2538
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30 a.m.
Ruth Circle: 3rd Tues. at 2 p.m.
Nowlin Circle: Last Wed. at 9 a.m.
Rebecca Circle: Last Wed. at 7 p.m. (Nov. thru
Feb.); 6:30 p.m. (Mar. - Oct.)
DEEP CREEK LUTHERAN
Moenville – 843-2538
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 1:30 p.m. (CT)
ALCW: 3rd Thursday, 1:30 p.m.
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OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 5:00 p.m.
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DOWLING COMMUNITY CHURCH
Every Sunday in July
Services at 10:00 a.m.
followed by potluck dinner
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH
Pastor Art Weitschat
Kadoka – 837-2390
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:00 a.m.
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LUTHERAN CHURCH, Philip
(605) 669-2406 • Murdo
Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship Services:
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OPEN BIBLE CHURCH
Pastor Andy Blye
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.
Bible Study: Wed. at 7:30 p.m.
Women’s Ministries: 2nd Thurs., 1:30
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ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH
10 miles SE of Midland
Pastor Glenn Denke • 462-6169
Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Sunday School: 11:00 a.m. CT
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EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH
Pastor Gary Wahl – Philip – 859-2841
Sunday School – 9:15 a.m.
Sunday Services – 10:30
Last Sunday of the month –
potluck dinner following
Last Monday of the month –
Evang. Ladies Service/Bible
Study - 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Prayer & Bible
Study: 7 p.m.
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Pastor Gary Wahl – Philip
Worship Service: 9:00 a.m.
Children's Church: 8:30 a.m.
Ladies’ Aid - 2nd Thurs. at
Bible Study & Prayer, Mondays at 7 p.m.
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CHURCH OF INTERIOR
Pastor Kathy Chesney • 859-2310
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
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Ronald G. Mann, DDS
Rush Funeral Home
Chapels in Philip, Wall & Kadoka
Jack, Gayle & D.J. Rush
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.
859-2542 • Philip, SD
Sonia Nemec • 843-2564
Midland School Lunch Menu
Monday, April 14 – oven fried
chicken, bun, veggie, fruit and
Tuesday, April 15 – spaghetti,
veggie, fruit and milk.
Wednesday, April 16 – pancakes, veggie, fruit and milk.
Thursday, April 17 – Italian
dunkers, veggie, fruit and milk.
It’s a Monday of confusion when
it comes to the weather going from
sunshine to cloudy, then sunshine
and then cloudy, and so it goes,
then there are those April showers
mixed in now and then. Not enough
to get the ground wet, just enough
to give you a whiff of that clean air
coming from those April showers.
There’s nothing like the fresh smell
of rain. With the snow we had and
warmer temperatures in the making winter wheat fields and lawns
are beginning to green up. In the
wee hours of a morning I will often
times be awake, sometimes able to
get back to sleep and other times
not. All cozy in bed in the wee
hours of this Monday morning, off
in the distance I heard the sounds
of the train as it rolled along the
railroad track towards the sleeping
little town of Midland. As it rolled
down the track on the outskirts of
town it gave a toot of its horn at the
two railroad crossings on the west
and the east ends of town. There’s
something a bit lonely as you picture that train rolling down the
track towards the sleeping town of
Midland, heading across the South
Dakota prairie. Trains are an important part of our State of South
Dakota and how lucky we are to
have a train track near Midland
hauling large loads of grain from
Reminder: annual Easter egg
hunt will be held in the Midland
Town Park Thursday, April 17th –
Pre-school 2:30 and kindergarten
through second grade 3:30. This
event is sponsored by the Legion
When Adeline called to tell me
her husband of 64 years, Pastor
Arvid Myhrwold, had passed away.
A whole lot of memories came to
mind of the years they lived at the
parsonage here in Midland serving
as pastor of Deep Creek, Trinity
Lutheran, the Lutheran Church in
Nowlin and the Immanuel
Lutheran. His love for life, family
and his Lord was evident in everything he did. He would have been
93 years old in June. I remember
this one summer in particular, he
and Adeline had summer school for
a week at Deep Creek and my
mom, Olga Meyers, invited them
for supper on one of those rare
summers we spent on the farm. We
were all enjoying the outdoors, as
dusk was coming on Pastor
Myhrwold headed for the old windcharger to get a better picture of
the sunset. It was a rather rickety,
old windcharger and Mom told him
she feared it wasn’t safe. Well, as
some of you know, he wouldn’t let
something such as a rickety old
windcharger keep him from getting
that desired picture of that sunset.
Once he was back on the ground,
we all breathed a bit easier. Anyone wishing to sign an online
guestbook and view a video tribute
you can go to www.williamsonwhite.com. Or if you’d like to send
a card to Adeline her address is:
Adeline Myhrwold, 3524 Benjamin
St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55418. I
am sure she and the family would
enjoy hearing from you. Sending
our sincere sympathies to the family of Arvid Myhrwold!
Midland resident John Nemec
was interviewed on his book “Challenges and Love” which is the story
of John’s life living with cerebral
palsy. The interview and John’s
story was recently featured on the
front page of the Rapid City Journal. Our congratulations to John
on his book being published telling
of his journey. Following an accident with his four-wheeler, John is
a patient in ICU at the Rapid City
Regional Hospital. Anyone wishing
to send John a card his address is:
John Nemec, Rapid City Regional
Hospital, Room 253 – ICU, P.O.
Box 6000, Rapid City, SD 57709.
We wish you God’s healing, John!
Recently, Judy Fosheim went to
the Pheonix, Ariz., area with her
son, Pat and Melissa Fosheim, and
Baxter and his friend, Austin, to
the NASCAR races. This was a
Christmas gift to Judy from Pat
and Melissa. Judy reported they
had a good time. Judy is at home
recovering from shoulder surgery
following a fall she’d had a while
back. She is hoping her shoulder
will soon be healed enough to begin
therapy. She misses being with the
students at Cheyenne School
where she has been a teacher’s aid
in the school for some years. We
wish you Gods healing, as well,
Carissa Doolittle, daughter of
Aaron and Angie (Fosheim) Doolittle, is a senior at Black Hills State
University in Spearfish and was a
part of the senior art show in
Spearfish Friday. Her chosen art
display was of paintings she had
done on wood. Her paintings were
for sale and all were sold and able
to be picked up by the buyers following the art show. Aaron and
Angie, Judy Fosheim, Carissa’s
grandmother and Crystal (Fosheim) Neuharth and boys, Hayes,
were at the art showing. Judy,
Crystal and boys stopped at the
hospital to see John Nemec on
their way to Spearfish. Getting
back to Midland Friday night,
Crystal and boys spent the night
with her, mom, Judy, heading for
home the next day.
Thomas Doolittle, son of Angie
and Aaron Doolittle, has been a
student at Mitchell Tech in
Mitchell and is now doing his internship at Sioux Nation in Ft.
Pierre where he began working on
March 31. Our congratulations to
Friday night, Keith Hunt and
Christine Niedan took their sister,
Teresa Palmer, to Rapid City to the
Rush hockey game. Teresa is a fan
and it was her birthday gift. Happy
birthday wishes, Teresa. What’s
that, 29 and holding? Seems to be
a lot of that lately!
Cassidy Trapp went with a group
of students from the School of
Mines in Rapid City to the Rocky
Mountain Conference of ASCE in
Ft. Collins, Colo. Cassidy was a
part of the group in the project of
water purification in which they
had to come up with new and different ways to do that water purification. Her group got fourth place,
needing third place in order to go to
the National Convention in Ohio.
I’m thinking fourth place is pretty
blame good. Cassidy is the daughter of Mike and Debbie (Jones)
One of the groups from School of
Mines was with the bridge of steel
project and winning they will be
going on to the National Convention in Ohio. A point of interest
concerning this group, they did
their own welding of the bridge at
School of Mines, while some others
had sent theirs off to be welded by
someone else. Hands-on is a wonderful tool, as it teaches you the ins
and outs of each and every step.
For a just for fun project, the
groups got to try floating a cement
canoe in the water.
Chauncey Trapp, a senior at T.F.
Riggs High School at Pierre and his
parents, Debbie and Mike Trapp,
attended the senior party for seniors and their parents on Saturday
night. From the sounds of things it
was a fun evening, with bucking
bull and line-dancing a part of the
fun and of course, there are always
goodies to eat. Hard to believe
Chauncey is a senior.
Jerry and Joy Jones are
Chauncey’s grandparents and as
Joy and I were talking of how
quickly those grandkids grow up,
she got to sharing something
Richard DeYoung had said many
years ago. As many of you know,
Richard was an uncle of my husband, Jerry. It was back when Joy
had Joy’s Café which was connected to the Standard Station
along Hwy. 14. Richard and his
brother, Herb DeYoung, ate all
three meals at that cafe, they especially like my aunt, Emma Root’s,
hot beef dinners. Other locals who
often ate at that café were Alice
Harren, Ray Pellet and Joe
Schilling, to name a few. This one
particular day, Richard happened
to be the only one still at the café.
He asked how Joy and Jerry’s son,
Neil, was doing in college. He had
gotten to know Neil, as Neil had
worked at the station connected to
that café quite a bit. Joy told him
he was kind of homesick. Richard
shared it was one of the worst
kinds of sicknesses you could have,
remembering a time of being homesick when serving in the Army. As
Joy and I shared stories and memories of those folks who were a part
of Midland for many years, we both
agreed we missed them and their
presence. There is a part of those
older folks that seems to be missing
today. Folks used to visit, now it
seems often times they visit
through texting. Have you noticed
how often times when eating at a
restaurant the folks in the booth or
table next to you have their cell
phones out, texting or surfing the
internet, mom, dad, and kids. Give
me that old-fashioned way of visiting, making a connection with
Gave Miriam Schilling a phone
call to see how she’s doing. She reports she is getting stronger as
time goes along, able to cook meals
again, do laundry, etc. She goes to
therapy twice a week and continues to do some of those exercises at
home and is doing some walking
without the use of her walker and
is looking forward to the time she
won’t need to use that walker.
Miriam’s positive attitude has been
a huge part of her journey. Good to
April 10, 2014 • Pioneer Review
visit with you, Miriam!
Some of those snowbirds from
the Midland area have returned
after spending the winter months
in the warmer climates of Texas
and Arizona – Jim and Jessie Root
and Bob and Verona Evans. Welcome back!
Early Saturday morning, Barb
and Morris Jones traveled to the
home of their granddaughter, Ava
Jo Mentele, daughter of Wes and
Carrie Mentele, Howard, to celebrate Ava’s second birthday. Pat
Jones and Braden and Piper Jones,
Wessington Springs, were also able
to be at the party. It was Pat Jones’
birthday Saturday, so both were
Late in the afternoon, Barb and
Morrie went to Wessington Springs
where they were able to attend the
Wessington Springs drama department’s production of “Ramona
Quimby.” Their grandchildren,
Braden and Monica, were both in
the play. The play was held in the
Community Opera House and was
very well done. Following Sunday
Mass in Mitchell and lunch with
Pat and Sandy, they returned to
Betty (Nemec) VanderMay recently celebrated her birthday and
of the 12 children of Betty and her
late husband, Lloyd, all were there
for her birthday but for two. Happy
Bad River Club
Friday, April 4, 2014 – beautiful
typical spring day much different
than Monday when we were surprised with an early April blizzard!
Taking advantage of the day,
Emily Sammons, Wilma Saucerman, Isabelle Sampson, Kathy
Tolton and Cindy Koehler traveled
to the Bierle ranch home where we
were greeted by our hostess, Janice
Bierle. Verona Evans and Laurel
Nemec are still visiting in Arizona
and Betty Sinkey was unable to be
with us. We remembered our longtime friend and former member,
Maxine Stirling, with a card Emily
had made. We all signed the card
and wished her good health and
God’s blessings, just to remind her
she is missed.
Since Easter is just around the
corner, Janice displayed several
gifts she had received throughout
the years from her Secret Pal at
Easter time. Also on display were
many decorations she and other
members had made for table decorations to carry out the Easter
theme. At lunch time we were able
to choose our favorite ice cream flavor (most preferred the chocolate
peanut butter) to eat with the delicious cookies. An afternoon of being
together and going down memory
land was a pleasant way to spend
an afternoon. May hostess will be
Cindy and this will be the last
meeting until September when
Wilma will be our hostess.
Club reporter, Isabelle Sampson
Over parts of this winter, Jerry
has been cleaning out the shop and
the shed we have here in town. It’s
amazing how much a cleaning and
throwing can do, isn’t it? There are
some boxes of stuff in the shop tht
I need to go through, as well. It’s
kind of like doing spring cleaning
in ones home, it gives you a lift
when all is said and done. Going
through that stuff you’ve been
going to get at – sometime. With
the warmer temperatures, Jerry
has been loading the four-wheeler
onto his trailer and heading for the
farm. Those warmer temperatures
and sunshine lifts ones spirits, and
you find yourself enjoying the great
As I close my column for another
week, I leave you with the following, “There is a choice you have to
make, in everything you do. And
you must always keep in mind – the
choice you make, makes you.” Get
out there and enjoy those warmer
temperatures mixed in with some
sunshine. Have a good week!
Passing of a West River native
by Bill Kunkle
I remember when we waded
across Bad River to visit Dale and
Some people tend to be impressed with fine homes and furnishings and late model vehicles.
Others are awed by riches and
glory. God is not impressed with
such things and neither was Dale
He was a simple example of
what is best about West River people. As a member of the Trinity
Lutheran Church, he was rich in
faith and wholeheartedly received
the word of God.
When I last saw him, we visited
the Nowlin cemetery and paused
at the graves of loved ones, including that of my grandfather, Harry
Kunkle, who donated the land
where the cemetery sits.
I send my love to his survivors.
Month of the military child
by Rep. Kristi Noem
When members of our military volunteer to serve their country, their
families serve alongside them. These
spouses, parents, and children may
not put on our nation’s uniform, but
their service deserves no less respect.
April has been designated as the
Month of the Military Child. Children are especially vulnerable to the
stresses of military life, as they often
aren’t prepared to handle all the uncertainties that come with their parent’s military service. They deserve
our support, our respect, and our
As a member of Congress, I’ve had
the opportunity to be a part of a number of activation ceremonies in South
Dakota. These ceremonies occur right
before our men and women in uniform are deployed. It’s a humbling
experience to speak to and shake the
hands of our service members before
they leave American soil. They’re
making an incredible sacrifice and as
a lawmaker, I’m compelled to ask
myself if I’m doing enough to protect
them and serve them.
Then, I look around at those seated
in the audience and see the faces of
their children. A combination of fear,
pride, and sadness shows through
and it’s hard to hold back tears of
your own. In that moment, you realize you can never do enough – no one
can ever do enough – to thank these
children for their sacrifice.
More than two million children
have had a parent deployed at least
once since September 11, 2001, including many here in South Dakota.
For more than 900,000 of those children, they’ve experienced the deployment of one or both of their parents
more than once.
Deployments and redeployments
are hard. Their parents aren’t just
missing a volleyball game or two.
They’re missing birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, and
sometimes even the birth of their
Children whose parents serve in
the National Guard and those who
have endured multiple deployments
are more likely to have a tough time
As a community, we have a responsibility to support these kids, just as
they are standing by our men and
women in uniform. Cheer them on
when they win a basketball game or
complete that solo at the spring concert. Help them celebrate the good
times and be there for them during
the tough times. You can also volunteer to help or donate items to one of
the many organizations in our area
that support military families.
For many, the struggles don’t end
when their parent is welcomed home.
Our support should not end either.
The readjustment period can be just
as hard – or harder. And should these
kids ever be forced to keep alive the
memory of a fallen hero who they call
Mom or Dad, we must redouble our
efforts to be their source of comfort
Of course, deployment isn’t the
only challenge military families face.
The typical child of an active-duty
service member moves six to nine
times between kindergarten and
high-school graduation. It’s hard to
maintain friendships, stay included
in extracurricular activities and keep
up on their school work. For them,
change is constant.
This is something we deal with frequently in and around Ells- worth
Air Force Base. As a community, we
must rally around these kids, make a
point to welcome a new military family and be there for the kids who are
once again trying to adjust to a new
school and a new group of friends.
No matter the situation, children
of military families are resilient. This
month, join me in renewing your
commitment to serve and support
Milesville News|Janice Parsons • 544-3315
Due to our mistake, we are running last week’s Milesville News
with this week’s news. Sorry for
(last week’s news)
Monday, March 31, was not a
good day for young livestock and
those caring for them, with the
strong wind and snow throughout most of the day. Donna
Staben reports five inches of
snow with .45” of moisture. This
morning, April 1, we had 5˚.
Virgil and Carla Smith received word that their niece,
Summer, perished in the mudslide in Washington. Her body
was found last week. She was the
adopted daughter of Chuck
Smith, who grew up in the Grindstone/Hilland area. We send our
sympathy to the Smith families.
Glen and Jackie Radway and
Kelly Blair recently returned
from an 18-day trip to Australia.
Jackie said they did and saw so
much and had a great time.
Darren and Karen Gebes and
their family of Horace, N.D., arrived at Mike and Linda Gebes'
Friday morning. Saturday, they
drove to Sturgis for the 102nd
birthday party for Karen's greatgrandmother.
Guests Sunday for dinner and
the day at Jeff and Terri Staben's
were Peggy and Charles Staben,
Robert and Sandra Harrowa,
Dennis and Sandi Heaton and
Joann VanTassel. They celebrated Leah's eighth birthday.
Dave and Angelia Shields are
home from Rochester and are
scheduled to go back the middle
of April. Let's keep Dave in our
prayers. Karen Carley tookgrandaughter, Jaeryn Shields,
back home Sunday.
Dan and Gayla Piroutek have
been busy traveling to bull sales.
In the last week, they have been
to Rushville, Neb., Armour, S.D.,
Casper, Wyo., and Gordon, Neb.
The snow-covered mountains
near Casper were very beautiful.
Peggy Parsons was in Philip
Sunday afternoon for the baby
shower for Bayzen Curtis, grandson of Glenn and Rita O'Connell.
Jodi and Sarah Parsons spent
Thursday night with Jodi's parents, Mike and Betty McDonnell,
in Highmore. Friday, Betty accompanied them to Morris,
Minn., for the Wulf bull sale.
They visited with several of
Betty's aunts, uncles and cousins
in the area. Betty's maiden name
was Wulf, so lots of relatives
there. On their way home, they
stopped in Nassau, Minn., to visit
with Jodi's cousin, Kelly Wittnebel.
Sunday after church here in
Hardingrove, Jim and Lana
Elshere drove to Wall for church
there. They had dinner out with
Cory, Stacey and family, then
spent the afternoon at their home
near Wall. On the way home,
they visited with Paul and Joy
Elshere in Philip.
Tuesday evening, Barb Howe
came to Leo Patton's to help calving. Janet left early Friday morning for Minnesota. We are among
the rest busy calving.
Ben Stangle was among those
playing in a basketbal tournament in Brookings Saturday.
Linda picked up his friend,
Mariah Kessler, in Pierre and
they drove on to Brookings for
the games. They ended up with
third place. They stayed with
Jennifer Stangle in Brookings
and also visited with Sam Stangle, both who attend SDSU.
Tim and Judy Elshere spent
Saturday and part of Sunday in
Rachelle, Ashlynn and Lainey
Elshere. Joining them Saturday
were Shawn, Thamy and Naomi
Elshere. They stopped to see
Thamy and Naomi on their way
home Sunday while Casey was at
Cory and Deb Smith and
Tucker were Sunday afternoon
visitors at Donnie and Bobette
Marcia Eymer hosted the
Milesville Community Club
Tuesday evening. Attending were
Donna and Tina Staben, Gayla
Piroutek, Karen Carley and Janice Parsons. A reminder: If you
borrowed a white cooler from the
Milesville Hall please return it.
Gene and Theresa Deuchar
went to Martin Saturday where
their grandson, Cass Finn,
played basketball. He was on the
Long Valley team. Jenna and
Cole Finn also attended.
Jade Berry drove to Mitchell
Wednesday and Thursday attended Exploration Day at the
vo-tech there. He helped his sister, Dusti, move back home after
her two years in school at vo-tech.
She will be graduating in May.
Mark and Judith Radway
joined several other couples for a
get-together Friday night at the
home of Kieth and Deb Smith.
Friday evening, Earl and
Rachel Parsons, Bryan and
Sharon Olivier and Bart and I
were in Rapid City where we attended the all-school play at
Rapid City Christian. Our
grandaughter, Bailey, was in the
cast of "Anne of Avonlea". Very
March weather information:
Total moisture was .98” with 11
inches of snow. Average high was
45˚ with the highest temperature
on the 29th with 69˚. It got to the
60s for six days and in the 50s for
nine days. Average low was 19˚.
The lowest for the month was 26˚ on the 2nd. Four nights the
lows were below zero and six
nights down in the teens. March
started out severely cold and
ended with a blizzard.
(this week’s news)
There will be a baby shower for
Ryder Parsons, son of William
and Makaley Parsons, Rapid
City. It will be held on April 26 at
the Hardingrove Church at 2:00
We had some more snow
Wednesday, probably about two
inches, but since then we have
had some fairly nice days and lots
of our snow has melted. I'm sure
most of the dams are full or
nearly full, so that's a big blessing.
Philip High School held their
prom Friday night with many
local families involved. Parents of
the juniors fixed the supper and
punch and senior parents were
responsible for the post-prom activities. Jason and Vonda Hamill
were chairparents for post-prom
and it sounds like they were up
most of the night. Congratulations to Nick Hamill and Katie
Hostutler who were named king
and queen for the evening. Local
young folks attending and their
dates were Brayden Fitch and
Brett Carley, Nick Hamill and
Katie Hostutler, Ben Stangle and
Mariah Kessler, Pierre, Cole
Rothenberger and Katie Haigh,
Jade Berry and Sabrina Fanning,
James Fitzgerald and Ted'Dee
Buffalo, Rachel Parsons and Keegan Burnett, Bailey Radway and
Ridge Sandal, Wall, Allison
Pekron and Austin Huether,
Wall, Brock Hanson and Shelby
Schofield, and Chase Wright and
Tyana Gottsleben. The young
folks looked pretty spiffy all
Saturday night, Chase Wright
attended the prom at Onida with
Dani Norris as his date.
Dustin and Andi Rische,
Brooklyn, Hudson and Bristol,
Redfield, and Joanne Parsons,
Rapid City, spent the weekend
with Boyd and Kara Parsons.
Byron and Peggy Parsons went to
visit Friday. Wade, Marcy and
family joined the group for most
of the weekend, also. Kara's sister, Rae Crowser, was a guest
Sunday. Kara was celebrating
her birthday Sunday. Happy
J.J. Elshere and his boys were
at Jim and Lana's for part of Saturday to pick up some tanks and
Connor and Mackenzie Hovland spent the weekend in Philip
with Grandma Debbie and
Grandpa Joe Prouty.
Abby Carley and Wace were
weekend guests at Phil and
Karen Carleys. Millie, Andrea's
daughter, also spent the weekend
while Andrea and some girlfriends were in Denver for the
George Strait concert.
Donna and Tina Staben were
in Pierre Saturday for the 4-H
A very large family group were
Sunday guests at Chad and
Kathy Hanrahan's home. They
celebrated Preston's first birthday and Kathy's ? birthday.
Thursday night, Donnie and
Bobette Schofield attended an estate planning meeting and supper in Wall. Supper guests
Saturday were Bruce Dunker,
Sidney and Sean, Wall. Donnie
and Bobette visited with Jeff and
Crystal and family Sunday.
Guests Sunday at Leo and
Joan Patton's were Ralph and
Carol Kroetch and Jim, Linda
and Mark Stangle.
Tanner Radway competed in a
college rodeo this weekend. He
attends school at Mitchell Technical Institute. Mark told me
where the rodeo was and I didn't
write it down, so we'll have to
guess where it was!
It sounds like we'll have good
weather this week which we're
all ready for. Even our
grandaughter, Sarah, who loves
snow, says she wants sunshine
April 10, 2014 • Pioneer Review
South Dakota is third lowest state/
local tax burden in United States
South Dakota residents shoulder the third lowest state-local tax
burden in the country, according
to the annual State-Local Tax
Burdens report released April 2 by
the Tax Foundation.
Using the most up-to-date data
available, the report shows that
taxpayers in South Dakota paid
7.1 percent of their collective incomes in state and local taxes in
2011. The national average was
The study’s key findings include:
•During the 2011 fiscal year,
state-local tax burdens as a share
of state incomes decreased on average. This trend was largely
driven by the growth of income in
•In 2011, the residents of New
York, New Jersey and Connecticut
had the highest state-local tax
burdens as a share of income in
the nation. In these states, resi-
dents have forgone over 11.9 percent of income due to state and
•Residents of Wyoming paid the
lowest percentage of income in
2011 at just 6.9 percent. They replaced Alaska, which had previously been the least-taxed for
multiple decades, as the lowestburdened state in the nation.
After Wyoming and Alaska, the
next lowest-taxed states were
State-local tax burdens are very
close to one another and slight
changes in taxes or income can
translate to seemingly dramatic
shifts in rank. For example, the 20
mid-ranked states, ranging from
Oregon (16th) to Georgia (35th),
only differ in burden by just over
one percentage point.
On average, taxpayers pay more
to their own state and local governments (73 percent of total bur-
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den). Taxes paid within states of
residence decreased on average in
2011, while taxes paid to other
states increased, leading to a
slight decrease in total burden.
Some states deviated from these
national trends, however.
The report examines burden
trends over time and takes into
account what taxpayers pay to
other states in addition to their
own, offering a more accurate picture of the true tax burden borne
“States have different tax burdens, just as they have different
levels of services. For Americans
to make informed judgments
about benefits and costs of statelocal government, the costs need
to be known.” said Tax Foundation economist Liz Malm. “This
annual estimate of how much residents pay in state-local taxes
helps inform that discussion.”
April 10, 2014 • Pioneer Review
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Comprehensive tax reform
by Senator John Thune
As the annual tax deadline
quickly approaches, businesses
and families across the country
will sit down to review their receipts, earnings and finances to
submit their 2013 taxes.
According the National Taxpayer Advocate, Americans spend
$168 billion and more than six billion hours each year complying
with our complicated tax code.
Our current tax system is complex and burdensome. It distorts
economic behavior and hinders
rather than promotes U.S. economic competitiveness in the
This is why more than ever,
Congress needs to start from
scratch to fundamentally overhaul
the tax code. Not only will tax reform make American businesses
more competitive in the global
economy, but it will also help to
address our ever expanding
budget deficit by unleashing economic activity that will ultimately
raise federal tax receipts, even at
lower tax rates.
The last time the U.S. enacted
comprehensive tax reform was in
1986. Since then, our tax code has
The Philip boys’ basketball team traveled east to Brookings for the annual Willie Mac Hoops Basketball Tournament
held March 29. The Philip team first matched up with Canistota. Thanks to a last second three-pointer by Nelson Holman,
Philip was able to send the game to overtime, where Philip took control and won by four points. They then played Ethan,
which earned fourth place at this year’s State B tournament. At one point Philip was up by 12, but couldn’t hang on to
the lead, and eventually lost by just two points. In the final game, Philip played the defending champions of last year’s
Willie Mac tournament, the Arlington Cardinals. Arlington came out strong, but Philip was too much for them to handle
and won the contest by seven points. Philip ended the tournament with a two win and one loss record. All the team members played well, and look forward to next season. Jeff Jones was the acting coach for the Philip team, which competed in
the junior category since the oldest players were high school juniors. Shown, back row from left, are Garrett Snook, Ben
Stangle, Kruse Bierle, Brody Jones and Blake Martinez. Front: Nelson Holman, Paul Guptill and Tristen Rush.
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As spring rapidly approaches,
Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, South
Dakota state veterinarian, reminds horse owners to prevent the
spread of equine herpesvirus
EHV has historically been found
in South Dakota, and is transmitted between horses in close contact. Three forms of the disease
are recognized: respiratory, reproductive and neurologic. The respiratory form is the most common,
with symptoms of coughing, nasal
discharge and a high fever. The
reproductive form causes abortion
are widely available and should be
administered as directed by the
owner’s veterinarian. Often this
means at least twice every year,
with horses that travel to events
boostered as often as every three
months. Horse owners are encouraged to visit with their veterinarian to determine a vaccination
program best suited to their individual needs.
Oedekoven strongly encourages
organizers and planners of equine
events to seek the advice of veterinary professionals for guidance on
disease prevention. Horses that
have been vaccinated less than
seven days or greater than 90
days prior to an event may be at
higher risk for spreading EHV. In
addition to consideration of standard health requirements, protocols should be developed prior to
the event to address potential isolation and quarantine procedures
in case of an outbreak.
Keep your horses safe and
healthy. Employ biosecurity to reduce the spread of equine herpesvirus. For more information,
visit: http://aib.sd. gov/diseasecontrol.shtm#horses.
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Neurologic equine herpesvirus1 (EHV-1) has recently been identified in horses in parts of
Minnesota and Wisconsin. Horse
owners are encouraged to continue consulting their veterinarians on ways to protect their
animals. The virus has no effect
on people or other livestock. Affected horses develop high fevers,
lose coordination and may die.
Once a horse is infected with the
neurologic form, treatment is limited, including supportive care,
antiviral drugs and anti-inflammatories.
Prevention of EHV begins with
a solid biosecurity plan. Horse
owners can minimize spread of
EHV by implementing a 21-day
isolation policy when adding new
horses or returning horses to established herds. Buckets and
other items used to feed and water
horses or groups of horses should
be cleaned and disinfected regularly. Horses with fever or recent
known exposure should stay at
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the president and the Senate
Democratic majority has decided
to move forward with the failed
economic policies of the past five
years: tax, borrow and spend. Earlier this year, in President
Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget
request, he proposed over $1 trillion worth of tax increases. This in
spite of reports from the nonpartisan Congressional Bud- get Office
that revenues to the gross domestic product will remain above the
average for the next 10 years –
without any more tax increases.
This makes it clear that Washington doesn’t tax too little, we spend
Streamlining our tax code will
strengthen our economy, improve
the competitiveness of our businesses, and greatly ease the tax
burden for all American families.
As a member of the tax-writing
Senate Finance Committee, I am
committed to enacting policies
that strengthen the middleclass
by growing the economy and creating jobs and will continue to
work with my colleagues to simplify the tax code for all Americans.
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grown considerably and has become a complex maze of special interest provisions and “temporary”
tax measures. Navigating the tax
code is difficult enough for corporations with teams of certified
public accounts, it is even more
difficult for the vast majority of
businesses who are organized as
pass-through businesses, which
means they pay their taxes at the
In South Dakota, 93 percent of
businesses pay their taxes at the
individual rate, and 65 percent of
all new jobs come from small businesses. These individual operations expend time and money
complying with a tax code that
could otherwise be spent hiring
new workers or reinvesting in
If we want businesses to expand
and hire, we need to lower tax
rates across the board for corporations and pass-through businesses. Letting Americans who
are willing to go into the marketplace and take risks is the best
way to foster economic growth.
Rather than moving forward
with an agenda that will stimulate the economy and create jobs,
Philip High School Drama Group
presents a comedy in 2-acts
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Prom & Community
April 10, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Gowns and tuxedoes. These prom participants posed for a moment before the
supper and dancing.
Their last high school prom. Shown
above, these three young ladies, all
high school seniors, are, from left,
Madison Hand, Jordyn Dekker and
The prom decorations, all geared toward the theme of “The Great Gatsby,” even
had a center fountain. Pretty and somewhat original, but something not to be
danced too close to in high heels or a flowing gown. Shown, from left, are Cole
Rothenberger, Blake Puhlman, Mariah Kessler and Ben Stangle.
Tax code ready for an upgrade
Okay, okay, would the audience please leave already. The audience was ushered out after the grand march so the prom participants could dine and dance. Shown from left are Katie Haigh, Nathan Wooden Knife, Amanda McIlravy, Sagan McClendon, Jane Poss, Rachel Parsons and Keegan Burnett.
Deteriorating rail service concerns
United States Senator John
Thune (R-SD) has sent letters to
senior officials of the Burlington
Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and
Canadian Pacific (CP) railroads
letters expressing concern about
the recent sharp decline in reliable rail service in South Dakota.
“Over the past two months I
have heard from an increasing
number of South Dakota shippers
regarding the difficulty they are
experiencing with significantly reduced rail service,” said Thune.
“While the extended winter
throughout the region has made it
difficult to keep up with the demand from farmers, ethanol producers, and shippers that rely on
freight railroads to do business, it
is imperative that both railroads
do more to address the backlog of
rail cars to ensure that shippers
can start moving their products to
market as we move into planting
In addition to today’s letters,
Thune has discussed the current
situation with officials from both
companies, and his staff members
have been in regular communication with shippers, the railroads
and the Surface Transportation
Because of the significant drop
in rail service that shippers have
experienced in recent months, the
STB will hold a public hearing on
April 10 at their offices in Washington, D.C., that will be focused
on BNSF and CP railroads efforts
to improve service and estimated
timeline for a return to normal
service. Senior officials from
BNSF and CP will appear before
the STB. Impacted shippers are
also invited to appear to review
proposed solutions to the existing
service problems and to discuss
additional options to improve rail
Thune is the ranking member of
the Senate Commerce, Science
and Transportation Committee
that has jurisdiction over freight
railroads and the Surface Transportation Board.
By this time, most of us have
gathered all the forms from our
employers, our banks and others.
We’ve found and filled out the confusing tax documents – or more
likely, bought software or hired a
professional to fill them out for us
– and sent it all in to the IRS, hoping we don’t hear from them about
Today’s tax code is more than
70,000 pages long, and getting
ready for the April 15 tax deadline
reminds each of us of how complicated it really is. Filing taxes has
become a complex and time consuming process that takes about
six billion hours and more than
$160 billion a year.
The reality is that we pay taxes
every day of the year. Take a look
at your paystub at the end of the
month and you’ll see just how
much comes out of the paycheck.
While there are many ideas about
how our tax code should be reformed, few would disagree that
we’re due for some changes.
The last time we passed comprehensive tax reform the Berlin
Wall was standing, virtually no
one had a personal computer, and
Top Gun was debuting in movie
theaters. Needless to say, the
world has changed a lot since
WIC’s new guidelines
The South Dakota Department
of Health has released new income guidelines for the Women,
Infants, and Children program effective April 1, 2014.
WIC is a special supplemental
nutrition program, funded by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture,
provided at no cost to eligible
moms, babies and children. Its
goal is to help improve health by
providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, offering education
on healthy eating, nutrition and
breastfeeding, and making referrals to other services.
If your family income does not
exceed the following amounts for
the size of your family, you could
qualify for WIC.
185% of federal
To find out if you or your chil-
dren are eligible for the WIC program, call for an appointment at
your local WIC office or community health services office. Offices
can be found under the county
listings in your phone book or on
the Web at http://doh.sd.gov/localoffices/community-health-wic.
At the appointment you will be
asked to provide family income information, proof of residency and
identity, and information about
past and current health.
You will also be required to
measure your height and weight,
take a finger stick blood test and
visit with a health professional
about nutrition education and
health needs. Infants up to nine
months of age will not be required
to take a blood test. If eligible, you
will get food “checks” to buy foods
at authorized grocery stores.
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We need a tax code that is going
to encourage the economy of
today, not the economy of the
The U.S. currently has the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world, which impacts both
workers and consumers, and both
the personal and corporate tax
codes are filled with loopholes that
pick winners and losers. More
often than not, Americans feel
those loopholes benefit corporations and special interests who
can afford expensive lawyers and
accountants while everyday taxpayers are left paying the tab.
We need to figure out how
Americans can keep more money
in their pockets for their families.
The chairman of the House
Ways and Means Committee,
which has jurisdiction over tax
policy, recently released one plan
to begin the discussion. It’s not
perfect and it’s not finalized, but it
begins to paint a picture of what
our tax code could look like. It collapses the seven existing tax
brackets into two – one with a 10
percent tax rate and the other
with a 25 percent tax rate. It
would also close many of the loopholes that large corporations have
negotiated over the last quarter
I’m still combing through this
plan to analyze the details and assess how the overall plan would
impact our economy, but I’m glad
we have a place to begin the discussion and I’m pleased to see the
committee chairman take on this
difficult, but incredibly worthy,
In the end, I’m looking for a
plan that will make the tax code
simpler, fairer and easier for families and main street businesses.
It must be done in a way that supports economic growth, encourages companies to start hiring
again, and allows families across
the board to take home bigger
paychecks. Any reform of our tax
code must also tackle fraud, abuse
and mismanagement at the IRS to
better protect hardworking taxpayers.
The existing tax code is a nightmare. It’s too complex. It’s unfair
to families. And it requires that
far too much be taken out of people’s paychecks each month.
As many in South Dakota finish
up the stack of paperwork that is
required each tax day, know that
we’re working to find a solution.
Ideas are being put forward and
we’re ready to create a tax code
that will leave more money in
your pockets and put more jobs in
April 10, 2014 • Pioneer Review
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that awful stuff that is sometimes
around big round bales. I personally think it should be outlawed!
Sometimes the bales wrapped
with the net wrap are ground up
and fed to cattle, and I can't imagine it is good for the livestock. Of
course, if we knew what was in
some of our people food, we probably wouldn't think it is good for us,
either! I guess I'll just continue on
with my little crusades. They probably won't make a big difference in
the rest of the world, but they'll
make a difference around here.
Speaking of paper, since gardening season is just around the corner, I do have one suggestion of
what to do with old newspapers.
You can lay several layers between
the rows in your garden, then
throw a little dirt on them and wet
them down. They will stay put and
reduce weed growth between the
rows, plus they will act as mulch
to retain moisture. When the season is done, the newspapers will be
ready to till into the soil! Win, win!
On to the news. First of all, my
condolences to the Briggs' families.
Warren Briggs, son of Lane and
the late Luanne Briggs, passed
away in the early hours of April 4
at his home in Wake Forest, N.C.,
after a long battle with cancer.
Warren's wife and children, his
siblings, Wade and Eileen, and
cousin, Danita, were by his side.
Lane, his wife, Sonja, and Wade's
wife, Jennifer, drove to North Carolina for the services, which were
held Monday. There will be a
prayer service for Warren in
Pierre at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the
Lutheran Memorial Church. My
thoughts and prayers are with
Nels and Dorothy Paulson were
Greetings from bright, sunny,
warmer, wind still northeast
Haakon County. It looks like
today is going to be a beauty! This
is quite a change from last week,
when we were dealing with the
snowbanks, courtesy of our March
31 blizzard. The snowbanks are
mostly gone now, thank goodness,
so I've been able to spend some
time in the yard, getting ready for
the season. It was kind of cool and
windy yesterday, so the only raking I did was to "rake" the snow
piles in the yard so they would
melt faster. I want to use the
power rake soon, and the ground
needs to be dry. There are lots of
plants coming in the flowerbeds,
and the rhubarb is making itself
more evident. There is still no sign
of any asparagus, but we'll be patient.
Yesterday's weather was entertaining. We had sun, rain, sleet,
hail, then sun, a little more rain,
a few claps of thunder, wind (of
course), and I think we ended the
day with sun. Goodness! Our
daughter, Jennifer, used to get
bored with the weather when she
lived in southern California – the
weatherman always said it was
going to be "warm and sunny."
One thing about it – we won't get
bored with the weather here! We
might not always like it, but we
won't be bored.
I've been on a crusade to get rid
of paper around here – wow, that
stuff can sure pile up! When computers were first becoming popular, we were told that they would
reduce the amount of paper in our
daily lives. I don't think that has
happened yet – at least not
around here. Another thing I've
been getting rid of is net wrap –
mostly at home this past week.
They were in Pierre Saturday for
supplies and Sunday Dorothy attended church. Dorothy said that
Easter services at Deep Creek
Church will begin at 7:00 a.m., followed by breakfast. Everyone is
invited to attend. Dorothy also
said that her sister, Wilma, who
resides in a nursing home in Armour, had the misfortune of
falling and breaking her wrist.
Life is sometimes not easy in the
later years – hope she heals well.
Dick Hudson has been busy
with calving season and Gene
Hudson has been busy helping
teach the students at Cheyenne
School. Gene has been filling in
while Judy Fosheim is recovering
from shoulder surgery. Gene said
she took blown out geese, duck
and chicken eggs to school Monday for the kids to decorate and
they seemed to have fun with it.
The students wondered how you
blow them out, so Tuesday Gene is
taking eggs to school to teach
them the process! As Gene said,
“kids today can still enjoy our oldfashioned ways of doing things.”
Connie Johnson is spending a
fews days in Brookings this week,
acting as chaperone for the FFA
group from Philip. Jon and Connie's son, Avery, is still nursing a
broken leg, but it seems to be healing the way it is supposed to.
Thank goodness he avoided surgery!
Max and Joyce Jones are
headed to Rapid City this week so
Max can have carpal tunnel surgery. If all goes according to plan,
they should be back home
Wednesday night. Good luck!
Duane Roseth spent a day last
week helping his brother-in-law,
Larry Smith. Duane has also been
spending time doing some interesting wood working! Lola traveled
afternoon for the SDARL graduation and banquet. She returned
home Sunday morning. (Personal
note – our son-in-law, Ross
Tschetter, was a member of the
SDARL graduating class, and it
has been a wonderful experience
for him. The organization will be
starting a new class soon and I
would recommend it to anyone
who is interested.)
Kevin Neuhauser took advantage of the snowcover this week
and burned down the Sam Howe
house here on Robb's Flat. It is
sometimes hard to see those landmarks go, but that house was in
very poor condition. There comes
a point when those buildings are
more of a liability than anything
else. Mary Neuhauser was at the
ranch for part of the weekend. She
left early Sunday to go to Aberdeen to visit her father, Maurice
Schlechter, who is still in the
swing bed program at the hospital
there. She stopped in Polo to pick
up her mother who had come
home for the weekend and took
her back to Aberdeen. Mary returned to Pierre Sunday evening.
Kevin attended a Masonic Lodge
meeting in Pierre Monday
Lee and Mary Briggs' grandson,
Zane Jones, came to the ranch
Friday and spent the weekend
helping Lee with some projects.
Early Saturday, Mary, Leanne
Neuhauser and Lola Roseth made
a quick trip to Hayes to pick up
the Bountiful Baskets. Sunday,
Lee and Mary's daughter, Rea
Riggle, hosted a cookout for Rea
and Clay's son, Chancy, who will
soon be going into the Marine
Corps. Mary said there was a nice
turnout and the food was delicious – after it quit raining, of
course. Best of luck to Chancy!
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John Nemec, had a bad accident
with a bull. Evidently John was
alone at the time – he was able to
take the four-wheeler to the
house, then drove himself to Midland. From there he went to Philip
and on to the hospital in Rapid
City. He had surgery on his neck,
and I believe he is still hospitalized. It's a good thing he's a tough
guy! Get well soon, John!
Chase and Kelly Briggs and
family have been home, taking
care of cattle and enjoying the
Ruth Neuhauser also had a
quiet week. Her daughter-in-law,
Mary, visited Monday evening.
Ruth said she enjoyed watching
the Minnesota Twins season opening game on television Monday.
Our week here was spent with
calving duties, cattle working and
preparing some of the farming
equipment for spring work. I was
in Kadoka Thursday to visit my
mother, Letoy Brown. My sister,
Tish Nickelson, also joined me for
the trip to Kadoka. Our niece,
Rikki Bettelyoun, was there from
her home in Lander, Wyo., so we
got to visit with her also. Thursday evening, Randy's brother,
Clayton, and his friend, Mary, arrived to spend the night. They
headed for Pierre Friday after
lunch. From Pierre, they were
going to Wisconsin to pick up a
travel trailer they had purchased,
then they were heading to Florida
to visit Clayton's children and
grandchildren. Our nephew,
Dylan, was at the ranch Sunday,
helping with some projects.
Today, I am grateful for neighbors. We are blessed with good
neighbors and even though they
may live several miles away,
neighbors in our part of the world
are generally happy to lend a
helping hand if you need it. Some
folks in the city never even get to
know the people who live next
door! One more reason why I prefer to live here!
That is about it from our part of
the world. I hope you all have a
wonderful week! And as spring arrives and the work schedule gets
busier, please take time to be safe!
See you next week!
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their place this week. I'm sure
they are still busy calving, as is
most of the community.
Billy and Arlyne have also been
staying close to home. They had
their great-grandson, Kyler, at
their house all week while Kyler's
mother, Jeanine, worked in town.
I think Billy and Arlyne have
every bit as much fun as Kyler
does, and as Arlyne says – it keeps
them young! Kyler helps Greatgrandpa Billy with the chores – it
is probably a good learning experience for him.
Julian and Coreen Roseth also
had a quiet week. We were talking
about last week's blizzard and
how poor the visibility was at
times. It reminded me that Julian's grandfather, Clara's father,
perished in a blizzard many years
ago, trying to get back to the
house from the barn. What a
Marge Briggs hasn't made
much news this week. Her son,
Lynn, said he has been doing a
few things in the garden area, getting ready for the season.
Ray and Nancy Neuhauser had
a visit from Ray's son, Clayton,
and Clayton's friend, Mary, Friday. They enjoyed a steak supper
at a local restaurant and Clayton
and Mary left Saturday. Later
Saturday, Ray and Nancy attended a dance recital to watch
her great-grandchildren perform.
Sunday, Ray and Nancy traveled
to the Chamberlain area to visit
her son, Brett, and family and see
the baby calves. Nancy said it was
good to get out and see the countryside.
Calving is still the main activity
at the Bruce ranch. Andy Bruce
came to the ranch Friday to help
Vince with calving duties. Andy
returned to Pierre Sunday afternoon. Bill and Polly get the opportunity to care for grandson Riley
when Riley's mom, Katie, goes out
to help with calving. Bill and Polly
also get to keep Toby entertained
once in a while – Toby is Vince
and Katie's dog. It sounds like Bill
and Toby have developed a mutual affection for each other! Bill
and Polly attended church Saturday evening. Polly said she just re-
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ment is owed to the industry’s
ability to ship products to and
from South Dakota via rail. Rail
service allows South Dakota products to enter regional and global
markets. When our products are
shipped by rail, it saves money for
producers and consumers.
Across the state agriculture
shippers are experiencing a shortage of rail cars. This shortage is
caused by several factors: the cold
long winter we have experienced
across the Midwest, the influx of
traffic to support the Bakken, the
record 2013 harvest, and delays
caused by construction on the rail
system outside the state.
I am very concerned about this
problem because our agriculture
economy is highly dependent on
the state's commodities getting to
Over the last few weeks my staff
has been communicating with representatives of the Burlington,
Northern & Santa Fe Railroad,
the Canadian Pacific and the
Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad to urge them to do whatever
is possible to restore service to
typical levels. We have also ensured the Surface Transportation
Board, which regulates railroads,
Next week the Surface Transportation Board is conducting a
hearing about this issue. I will be
submitting testimony for the
board to consider and I have asked
Secretary of Agriculture Lucas
Lentsch to attend the hearing and
provide additional testimony
about the how the issue is affecting South Dakota.
Much of what has caused the
shortage is out of our control. Still,
we must do everything possible to
find solutions. Our agricultural
producers and shippers need resolution of this situation.
Betwixt Places| Marsha Sumpter • 837-2048
Monday, March 31, 2014,
roared out like a lion in this part
of the country. There was a lot of
warnings going out to folks about
the possibility of a major blizzard
and schools and businesses took
heed, there were a lot of late starts
for schools, or no school at all,
Monday. Here in Kadoka, we
didn’t get the magnitude of snow
we could have received, but the
wind blew the four to five inches
into wet drifts.
Don and Vi Moody spent Monday working over at the other
house doing some checks on everything for summarizing it. The
roads were closed between the
Wyoming border and Wall, but
they were able to go into Kadoka
and pick up some ranch feed supplements and other supplies.
About three to four inches of wet,
heavy snow came into the area. Vi
felt sorry for a flock of over 30
meadowlarks that arrived just before the storm. They landed south
of the house on a dam grade. She’s
listening for their melody.
Tony Harty did manage to get to
the post office Monday afternoon,
but because of the wind and snow
didn’t make it to Hairs to drop off
Cathy Fiedler said Monday in
the Sturgis area it was cold and
snowing with no travel advisory
for a couple of hour, but by mid-afternoon everything had moved
out. Tuesday it was just cold with
sunshine. Welcome to South
Dakota, if you don’t like the
weather, just wait 30 minutes and
it will be something different in a
lot of cases.
Tuesday morning after breakfast, Bill and I battened down the
hatches, loaded up the cat and
took off to Madison to visit Grandson Chase May and Carly and
Jaxon and Talen. We had just gotten to Madison when Bill got a
text that my phone was in
Mitchell! Seat belts are a fine invention unless you wear your
phone clipped to your pants on the
left side and you’re driving. Anyway, when I got out at a fast food
place to get us drinks in Mitchell
it was pulled off. A customer
picked it up outside and took it in
and thank goodness someone
there called Amanda and left a
message where it was. (I have an
address label stuck on the thing
telling our names and address.)
She texted Bill and we had a bit of
a farther drive then expected to
retrieve the wandering phone –
we are blessed so often by
thoughtful folks. We treated the
May family to supper out before
continuing on to Sioux Falls
where my computer was delivered
to Grandson Eric Seager to see
about fixing it.
Tony Harty took on the task of
picking up our mail each day
while we were gone. Tuesday was
the first day for that, he also got
the mail for Hairs during the
week and visited with L.D. and
Shirley, admiring the deck that
was repaired and made homey
and more user friendly.
Wednesday early, I took Granddaughter Amanda Claflin to her
eye appointment where they performed Lasix surgery. Her glasses
were donated to some other soul
who has her type of vision problems and when we came home she
was seeing without glasses. Bill
was occupied helping Adam
Claflin with a transmission problem. In the afternoon, Grandson
Eric Seager, Avi and Eli, visited at
the Claflin’s and when Chaciel got
off work she came by then we all
went into Harrisburg for supper.
Bill and I went to Eric’s for a
movie and visiting while he assessed the computer, no pressure
except that if he didn’t get it to
work I may have to go out of business!
Vi and Don Moody are having
fun with their little cattle herd, especially now that the weather
turned warmer. They have some
baby calves running around and
have been having fun with the little fellows. Interesting! When the
sun came out, it didn’t take long
for the snow to melt.
Thursday morning, I took
Amanda Claflin to her follow-up
eye appointment, then we took
Bill to the emergency room since
he wasn’t feeling up to par, experiencing chest pains and he was
admitted for observation. Forecast
for heavy snow and possible blizzard conditions had schools closing early and Sioux Falls and
surrounding towns were awaiting
a storm. Amanda and I met Eric,
Avi and Eli, at a computer store to
get a repair for my machine in the
afternoon and not a trace of snow,
but by 4:30 p.m. big snowflakes
were drifting down and in a hour
there was quite an accumulation
on the ground. Amanda and I had
supper and watched a movie.
Adam, who works in Coleman, put
in a long day and reported he
didn’t run into snow until just
north of Sioux Falls when he came
“Beef Daily” has a photo contest
going on that ends April 18. Not
much time to honor that special
dog. Amanda Radke wrote, “For a
lot of ranchers, the rule of thumb
is that wheresoever they go, so go
their dogs. Trusty, loyal and helpful, these four-legged, furry
friends are an integral part of
ranching families and the ranching tradition. Whether it’s a cattle
dog, sheep dog, hunting dog or just
a family pet, dogs are truly ‘man’s
best friend.’ Send your best photo
of your dog on the ranch to
email@example.com to be
entered in the contest. Be sure to
include your name, address and
the dog’s name. All photos will be
compiled into a photo gallery as
they are received, so stop back
often for contest updates.” My experience with my hog dogs was
that they could do the work of
about two other people, they were
happy, eager and respectful and
all it took was a little praise to
keep them happy. Dad used to tell
about a border collie Ed Stephenson had. Ed had a bit of a temper
when sheep didn’t cooperate and if
he started to cuss, the dog would
go to the house, so Ed would sing
his cuss words to get rid of his
frustration and keep the dog
working for him. Shep was our
sheep dog when I was young and I
still remember Dad telling him to
“go get ‘em” and point to the south
pasture and away he would go and
pretty soon here would come the
sheep with the dog behind. I don’t
ever recall having to saddle up the
horse to check to see if all the
sheep were brought home, Shep
had things under control.
“If you think you have influence,
try ordering someone else’s dog
around.” Mainstreet Memories
Henry Hanson brought his bulls
down to the George Gittings’ Friday.
Friday, Don Moody drove into
Philip with his pickup as fast as
he could before a tire went flat
and got that all fixed up. When he
got home, Vi was knee deep at the
other house vacuuming and
spring cleaning. Vi has been going
through some extremely antiquated books that she found in
boxes. One book has a first edition
copyright of 1889 and came from
the Grandview School in Jackson
County. There are so many items
stored in that house that are keepsakes. She found her college yearbook (National School of Business)
in the library and that was fun
going through. Some local folks attended that college graduating in
1964. Fun to see those photos
again. So many items get pushed
to the wayside and often thrown
away, but certain things are nice
to keep. Board games were numerous in the closet also.
Saturday, I sprung Bill from the
hospital. We picked up vitals for
lunch and stopped by to have
lunch with Chaciel and Avi – Eli
was napping – then over to the
Claflin’s to get our thing gathered
up, including the cat and got back
home in the afternoon.
Saturday afternoon, Tony Harty
visited at Kathy Browns’ and got
to see Jed in his tuxedo for the
prom. Kathy was making cookies
for the prom and made a mistake,
so Tony got a batch of delicious
mistakes he shared with us when
he brought the mail over when we
got home and also shared with
L.D. and Shirley Hair. Prom night
in Kadoka was a grand affair and
it was a full house of folks seeing
the young people all spiffied up.
Jed was junior prince, which was
a surprise to even him. As proms
take place across the country, you
wonder if the young folks appreciate all the effort and planning
done by parents and school officials to keep them safe and provide an enjoyable experience for
this special event in their lives.
Wade McGruder came out Saturday afternoon and helped
George Gittings get some heifers
and calves moved to pasture.
Saturday afternoon, Don and Vi
Moody basically finished up at the
other house and found some problems that will require extra help.
A new electric garage door opener
has been ordered as well as finding out they have a problem at the
new pole barn with the big door
opener getting out of track alignment. So that door can't be opened
at all right now. Good thing it didn't happen during the snow
storms. They could take the tractors out through the smaller door.
They spent the remainder of Saturday afternoon covering quite an
area to check on fences with their
enclosed 4X4. They didn't get in
until about dark after checking at
the corral, so made quite a day of
it. Spring fever feels good!
Saturday, Cathy Fiedler rode to
Rapid with daughter Sherry Hanson and Elsie so Sherry could pick
up a pair of glasses at the eye doctor. Eric Hanson and Loman went
to Sturgis and picked up Ralph
Fiedler and they went to a gun
auction in Sturgis. Eric was looking at a gun, but it went way out
of his price range. Sunday, Ralph
worked and Cathy and her neighbor, Bev Bruce, drove over to
Spearfish to do some shopping.
Sunday, Tony Harty attended
church and had a visit with his
niece, Kathy Brown. He visited at
the Hairs’ before going home to
enjoy movies he’d recorded.
Sunday, Don and Vi Moody did
some trimming of tree branches
and worked outside until a little
rain squall came through, then
they retired to the house to watch
some TV before going for another
ride to check on irrigation dikes.
The ports are all open right now
and most of the dams along the irrigation system are full. Looking
good so far for moisture, but in
this area we are about two weeks
away from a drought.
“Life is not built on a level. It is
built on an incline, so that when
you stop climbing, you are liable to
slip and a slip may result in a
slide, so keep on climbing.” Main
April 10, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Looking back on a successful
state legislative session
The March 31 adjournment of
the state legislature signals the
end to a successful legislative session. It was a busy session and I’d
like to highlight some of the work
that was done.
We agreed to a budget that increases state funding to kindergarten through 12th grade schools
by 3.3 percent, increases rates for
Medicaid providers by 3 percent
and allocates extra funds for
providers who rely heavily on
The budget freezes tuition at
the state universities for resident
on-campus students, and addresses the need for primary care
providers by expanding the medical school. The budget also includes significant increases for the
state’s technical institutes.
We also continued our commitment to the state’s outdoor heritage in the budget. The legislature allocated more funds to continue our successful fight against
the mountain pine beetle in the
Black Hills, and authorized improvements at the new Good
Earth State Park in eastern South
I appreciated the legislature’s
support for a package of insurance
consumer protection bills. These
four bills give the Division of Insurance more authority to protect
consumers against unfair claims,
allow the division to impose fines
on companies who violate those
standards and give the public
more information about ongoing
The legislature passed two more
laws that increase public access.
One bill guarantees public access
to police logs. That idea had been
proposed last year by the open
government task force, and was
passed this year. Another bill requires the South Dakota High
School Activities Association,
which acts on behalf of public
schools to organize extra curricular events, to follow the same
openness laws that schools must
I also appreciated legislative
support for a bill that modernizes
the technology available to the
deaf and hard-of-hearing through
the telecommunications services
fund. This bill doesn’t cost the
state any more money, but it allows the deaf to use more modern
and affordable devices such as
iPads rather than outdated communications equipment.
Businesses in South Dakota will
benefit from a cut in unemployment contributions. The unemployment insurance trust fund is
reaching its target balance, and
that means a savings to business
owners of $11 million next year.
South Dakota will also join
many other states in banning texting while driving. Just as our
seat belt law reminds us all to act
responsibly, this new law will remind drivers to keep their attention on the road, and not on their
Finally, we continued our commitment to maintaining a strong
financial foundation for our state.
We allocated more funds to maintenance and repair, so that state
facilities remain in good condition.
We fully funded the cement plant
retirement fund, so that the employees of the formerly state
owned plant are secure in their
state pensions. We reduced our
state debt by 20 percent, as we repaid millions of dollars of bonds on
state buildings. This also allowed
us to spend more ongoing dollars
on education. And we paid cash,
rather than borrowing, for the
state’s share of the new veterans
home in Hot Springs.
When we look at the dysfunction in Washington, D.C., we see a
legislative body that is bogged
down in partisanship and grandstanding. South Dakotans can be
proud that our state legislature
has not fallen into that trap.
Our state legislators are not career politicians. They take time
away from their jobs and families
to come to Pierre for nine weeks in
the winter. While they are here,
they work hard and they do their
best for their constituents and for
our state. When their work is complete, they return to their communities and live among the people
they serve. If you see one of your
legislators in the coming days,
take a moment to say “thank you”
for the work they do. They’ve done
a good job.
Gov. signs final bills for 2014
Governor Dennis Daugaard
signed the last bills from the 2014
legislative session into law on
March 28. Laws that declare an
emergency go into effect immediately.
SB1 – provides for the selection
of the chair and vice chair of the
executive board of the legislative
research council, revises the membership of the executive board,
provides for the term of each constituted executive board, provides
for the year round governance of
the legislative research council by
the executive board, and provides
for continuity of board membership.
SB65 – revises and clarifies
voter eligibility for road district
SB108 – requires a study of
services and insurance coverage
for the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder for children.
SB158 – revises certain funding
provisions of the building South
SB176 – revises the ability of
the secretary of the Department of
Revenue to reduce or abate taxes.
SB177 – makes an appropriation to provide contingency funds
to be made available for unanticipated costs related to medical
services and declares an emergency.
SB181 – defines vapor products
as tobacco products for the purpose of regulating the use of the
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Gov. signs final bills for 2014
products by minors and places certain restrictions on the sale of
SB183 – revises the trust fund
requirements for perpetual cemeteries, and declares an emergency.
SB188 – sets the per student allocation for Fiscal Year 2015.
HB1040 – revises the General
Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year
HB1041 – makes an appropriation for the railroad trust fund and
declares an emergency.
HB1111 – revises certain provisions related to the design, construction and equipping of a
veterans home near Hot Springs,
makes an appropriation therefor,
and declares an emergency.
HB1112 – appropriates general
funds and higher education facility
funds to replace a portion of the
other funds appropriated for the
construction of swine teaching and
research facilities at South Dakota
State University and declares an
HB1122 – defines the limitations
of interstate compacts relating the
collection of civil fines.
HB1142 – enhances the support
for public postsecondary technical
institutes, transfers certain funds,
makes an appropriation therefor,
and declares an emergency.
HB1164 – revises certain provisions regarding school board opening day decision petitions.
HB1175 – authorizes the Board
of Regents to expand university facilities at the University of South
Dakota, makes an appropriation
therefor, and declares an emergency.
HB1194 – establishes certain requirements relating to the crossing
of railroad rights of way by rural
water system lines.
HB1203 – improves the financial
practices of the State of South
HB1206 – authorizes the payment of lease rental obligations to
the South Dakota Building Authority by the Bureau of Finance and
Management, makes an appropriation therefore, and declares an
HB1213 – analyzes and promotes economic development for
South Dakota's Native American
population and establishes a task
HB1249 – revises the required
hours in a school term for certain
SB13 – makes use of hand-held
mobile telephones while driving a
commercial motor vehicle a serious
traffic violation and updates certain references to federal regulations regarding the issuance of
commercial driver licenses.
SB15 – authorizes the South
Dakota Building Authority and the
Board of Regents to finance, design, construct, furnish and equip
a football stadium facility at South
Dakota State University, makes an
appropriation therefor, and declares an emergency.
SB16 – authorizes the Board of
Regents to purchase improved real
property in Brookings County and
makes an appropriation therefor.
SB17 – authorizes the Board of
Regents to purchase improved real
property in the city of Brookings
and makes an appropriation therefor.
SB18 – authorizes the Board of
Regents to contract for the construction of a greenhouse on the
campus of Northern State University and makes an appropriation
SB20 – authorizes the Board of
Regents to demolish buildings on
the campus of South Dakota State
University and makes an appropriation therefor.
SB21 – revises certain provisions
regarding the collection and setting
of 24/7 sobriety program fees and
regards the monitoring of ignition
SB22 – authorizes the issuance
of citations for certain livestock inspection violations.
SB24 – revises certain provisions
ephedrine or phenylpropanolamine sales.
SB87 – makes appropriations
from the water and environment
fund, the water pollution control
revolving fund subfund, and the
drinking water revolving fund subfund for various water and environmental purposes, and declares an
SB104 – authorizes the use of
night vision equipment for hunting
under certain conditions.
SB161 – revises certain provisions relating to notice provided by
SB182 – revises certain provisions relating to dual education
HB1019 – provides certain provisions regarding the requirements
for postsecondary institutions to
participate in a multistate state
authorization reciprocity agreement for distance education activities.
HB1025 – revises certain
statutes and administrative rules
regarding licensure of nursing facility administrators and increases
HB1033 – revises certain provisions regarding the open enrollment application review process of
siblings of open enrolled students.
HB1039 – revises certain reversion provisions relating to the General Appropriations Act for fiscal
HB1045 – revises unemployment
insurance contribution rates.
HB1046 – revises certain provisions regarding licenses issued by
the State Plumbing Commission
and the fees that may be set by the
HB1063 – revises certain provisions relating to jury selection.
HB1069 – revises the maximum
redemption fee for property tax
HB1096 – revises certain provisions regarding the challenging of
certain election petitions.
HB1118 – clarifies certain provi-
sions about discharging firearms in
HB1165 – adopts the Uniform
Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act.
HB1199 – repeals certain outdated and obsolete provisions regarding family law.
HB1013 – authorizes the South
Dakota Building Authority to finance the construction of improvement in the state park system for
the Department of Game, Fish and
Parks and declares an emergency.
HB1022 – authorizes the Board
of Regents to purchase improved
property in Spearfish and makes
an appropriation therefor.
HB1034 – revises certain provisions relating to dam maintenance
and repair funding and declares an
HB1038 – authorizes the Department of Public Safety to build a
highway patrol office and motorcycle training facility in Rapid City,
makes an appropriation therefor,
and declares an emergency.
HB1071 – changes the procedure
for a minor boundary change.
HB106 – repeals certain outdated and obsolete provisions regarding the sale of petroleum
HB1132 – makes a minor's
school calendar the reference point
from which to permit employment
that would not interfere with the
HB1133 – repeals or revises certain provisions concerning townships.
HB1134 – clarifies certain municipal powers.
HB1150 – requires that the
pledge of allegiance to the flag of
the United States be recited at the
start of each school day in every
public school classroom.
HB1159 – revises the documentation requirements for designation as a veteran on driver licenses,
permits and nondriver identification cards.
HB1161 – establishes a cause of
action for wrongful human trafficking.
HB1180 – provides that no entity
that places children for adoption or
performs abortions may be registered as a pregnancy help center.
HB1185 – revises certain provisions to nonresident waterfowl licenses.
HB1192 – designates the Black
Hills Mining Museum in Lead as
the official mining museum of
HB1201 – revises the bank franchise tax apportionment of income
HB1212 – provides for fair and
open competition in certain governmental contracts, prohibits the inclusion of certain terms in
governmental contracts and documents, and establishes a procedure
to grant certain exemptions after
notice and a public hearing.
HB1120 – provides for alternative documentation of financial responsibility for vehicles.
HB1229 – provides for the reporting of certain person's names
to the National Instant Criminal
April 10, 2014 • Pioneer Review
Background Check System.
HB1184 – declares the fourth
Saturday in July Day of the American Cowboy.
SB2 – provides for the delayed
arrest, under certain circumstances, in regard to certain outstanding warrants for victims of
domestic abuse with minor children.
SB3 – provides for continuity in
the judicial review of certain lawsuits, complaints, and petitions between parties to a petition for
certain protection orders.
SB7 – modifies the persons eligible for protection from domestic
abuse and revises certain terminology.
SB9 – revises provisions related
to the Interim Appropriations
SB23 – revises certain provisions
relating to deceptive trade practices, including unordered property
or services, lodging reservation and
cancellation, violation penalties,
attorney's fees, entry rights for
landlords and tenants, debit card
theft, and organized retail crime.
SB25 – establishes the procedure
to forfeit personal property in child
pornography, human trafficking,
child solicitation or exploitation
cases, and directs money from the
SB27 – makes an appropriation
from the coordinated natural resources conservation fund to the
State Conservation Commission
and declares an emergency.
Notice to Creditors
and NOTICE OF INFORMAL
PROBATE and APPOINTMENT OF
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
COUNTY OF HAAKON
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF THOMAS DALE HAND,
Notice is given that on March 7, 2014,
Leilani Joyce Hand, whose address is
24771 S.D. Hwy. 34, Midland, SD 57552,
was appointed as Personal Representative of the Estate of Thomas Dale Hand.
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
Dated this 14th day of March, 2014.
/s/Leilani Joyce Hand
Leilani Joyce Hand
SB31 – makes an appropriation
to reimburse certain family physicians who have complied with the
requirements of the recruitment
assistance program and declares
SB32 – revises previous appropriations for National Guard armory construction, makes an
appropriation for a land purchase
adjacent to the Watertown armory,
and declares an emergency.
SB46 – revises certain provisions
regarding animal welfare and provides a felony penalty for cruelty to
SB69 – revises certain provisions
regarding good cause for voluntarily leaving employment.
SB75 – prohibits local governments from enacting, maintaining
or enforcing regulations on certain
SB77 – repeals certain outdated
and obsolete provisions regarding
SB82 – revises certain provisions
concerning purchases, sales, and
contracts made by public officers
with the state or its political subdivisions and revises certain provisions concerning agreements or
other transactions of the South
Dakota Housing Development Authority.
SB84 – updates certain statutes
relating to notification of certain
SB97 – revokes professional or
trade licensure obtained through
SB102 – provides that, upon
completion of certain proceedings,
magistrate judges may return or
dispose of property taken in as evidence.
SB113 – revises the minimum
suspension requirements for students participating in extracurricular activities.
SB118 – revises certain criminal
penalties for intentional damage to
SB122 – provides for certain insurance coverage for the treatment
of hearing impairments for persons
under the age of nineteen.
SB124 – revises certain reimbursement provisions relating to
legislators-elect and newly appointed legislators.
SB145 – encourages schools to
provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
SB154 – establishes the Jolene's
Law Task Force to study the impact of sexual abuse of children in
this state and makes recommendations to the legislature on policies
to effectively address the issue.
SB163 – prohibits a social host
from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on
the social host's premises and provide penalties therefor.
SB186 – revises certain electronic driver license renewal requirements
electronic upgrades of restricted
For more information about
these bills, visit legis.sd.gov.
24771 S.D. Hwy. 34
Midland, SD 57552
Haakon County Weed and Pest Supervisor, County Extension Agent or the South
Dakota State University Experiment Station.
Haakon County Clerk of Courts
P.O. Box 70
Philip, SD 57567
IN CIRCUIT COURT
SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
Pro No. 14-1
Thomas J. Hart
Riter, Rogers, Wattier & Northrup, LLP
319 S. Couteau - P.O. Box 280
Pierre, SD 57501
[Published March 27, April 3 & 10, 2014,
at the total approximate cost of $59.12]
Noxious Weeds and
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN this 24th
day of March, 2014, pursuant to SDCL
38-22 as amended to all owners, occupants, agents and public officials in
charge of lands in Haakon County, South
Dakota, that they are responsible for the
suppression, control and eradication of
noxious weed and declared pest infestations that may exist on such lands.
Chemical, biological and/or cultural control methods used for the suppression,
control and eradication of noxious weed
and declared pest infestations shall be
those approved for such purposes by the
Upon failure to observe this notice, the
county weed and pest board is required
to proceed pursuant to the law and have
the noxious weeds or declared pests destroyed by such methods as they may
find necessary, the expense of which
shall constitute a lien or be entered as a
tax against the land, and be collected as
other real estate taxes are collected, or
by other means as provided by law.
Plants and animals designated as being
noxious weeds and declared pests in the
state of South Dakota are Leafy Spurge,
Saltcedar, Perennial sow thistle, Russian
Knapweed, Hoary Cress, Canada Thistle,
Purple Loosestrife and Gypsy Moth.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that upon
establishing probable cause to believe a
noxious weed or declared pest infestation
exists upon any property in Haakon
County, a representative of the Haakon
County Weed and Pest Control Board will
enter upon said property for the purpose
of inspecting and confirming that such infestation actually exists.
Haakon Co. Weed & Pest Supervisor
[Published April 3 & 10, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $38.99]
NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
RESOLUTION FOR OPT OUT
THE GOVERNING BOARD OF HAAKON COUNTY do state that the above said board is
unable to operate under the tax limitation measure currently in statute. We therefore OPT
OUT of such tax limitation in the amount of $250,000 starting with calendar year 2014 taxes
payable in the calendar year 2015 for the Highway Fund. This opt out will be for three (3)
years, which will be through taxes payable in the calendar year 2017. This action has been
taken by the board and approved by at least two-thirds vote of the board.
The decision may be referred to a vote of the people upon a petition signed by at least five
percent of the registered voters in the district and filed with the governing body within twenty
days of the first week of publication of this decision.
Unless this action is referred to a vote of the people and reversed by such vote, this resolution authorizes the county auditor to spread an excess levy to raise tax dollars in the above
The preceding financial data does not include fiduciary funds or component units. Information pertaining to those activities may be
obtained by contacting the County Auditor at (605) 859-2800.
[Published April 10 & 17, 2014, at the total approximate cost of $265.50]
[Published April 10, 2014, at the total approximate cost of $136.64]
Pioneer Review is a legal newspaper for the City of Philip, Haakon County, Haakon School Dist. 27-1, Town of Midland, West River Rural Water Development District.
BUSINESS & SERvICE
NEED A PLUMBER? Licensed
plumbing contractor for all your
indoor plumbing and outdoor
water and sewer jobs. Call Dale
Koehn, 441-1053, or leave a
message at 837-0112. K18-4tp
HILDEBRAND STEEL & CONCRETE will do all your concrete
construction jobs. Call us and
we will give you a quote. Office,
837-2621, Rich’s cell, 431-2226,
toll free, 877-867-4185. K25-tfn
INC., PHILIP: Rock, Sand,
Gravel (screened or crushed). We
can deliver. Dams, dugouts,
building sites. Our 38th year.
Glenn or Trace, 859-2020.
WEST RIVER EXCAVATION
will do all types of trenching,
ditching and directional boring
work. See Craig, Diana, Sauntee
or Heidi Coller, Kadoka, SD, or
call 837-2690. Craig cell: 3908087, Sauntee cell: 390-8604;
FARM & RANCh
HAY FOR SALE: $110/ton or
$60/bale. Leroy Guptill, Martin,
FOR SALE: Coming two-yearold black Longhorn bull for
heifers, $1,000. 462-6523.
PASTURE WANTED for 40 to 60
cow-calf pairs. Call 837-2589.
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.
TRAILER TIRES FOR SALE:
12-ply, 235/85/16R. $160,
mounted. Les’ Body Shop, 8592744, Philip.
FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT ON
WESTERN S.D. Cow/calf operation, haying, fencing, spraying,
planting, harvest grain crops.
Housing/utilities included, wage
depends on experience. References required. 279-2242.
sition. Completed applications
may be dropped off at the school
or sent to: Attn: George Seiler,
High School Principal, PO Box
99, 800 Bayberry Street,
Kadoka, SD 57543 or call 8372172.
SEASONAL: Responsible person(s) to machine plant trees
late April or early May. Need vehicle to pull planter to sites.
Jackson County Conservation
District, 805 Main Street,
Kadoka, 837-2242 Ext. 3.
graveyard cashier. Apply in person at Discount Fuel, Kadoka.
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.
HELP WANTED: Cactus Cafe,
Wall, is now taking applications
for summer help. Stop in for an
application or email to: kellie@
cactuscafeandlounge.com for an
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,
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
MISC. FOR SALE
FOR SALE: Rope horse halters
with 10’ lead rope, $15 each.
Call 685-3317 or 837-2917.
WANTED: Handmade porcelain
doll, 18-20” high, made by
Shirley Nielen of Bonesteel, SD.
Call 320-267-3775. WP33-1tp
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! 516-0062.
HOUSE FOR SALE IN PHILIP:
3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, large
fenced backyard w/covered concrete patio & shed, full partially
finished basement, central heat
& air, wood stove. Call 8432029, leave a message if no answer.
FOR SALE: 1988 Schult 16’x70’
mobile home, to be moved. 3
bedrooms, 2 baths, new roof,
appliances included. 685-3317.
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.
mousers. Please call 685-5327
for more info.
Thank you to the Philip Area
wrestlers (a/k/a Badlands
Brawlers), coaches and parents
for a great wrestling season. I
also want to thank you for your
consideration and for putting up
with me behind the camera.
Thank you to everyone who
came to Irene Brink’s 87th birthday party at the Silverleaf.
Thank you to Patricia and
Reuben Vollmer for the flowers.
ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only
Classi$150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide
fieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for
$150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper,
605-859-2516, or 800-658-3697 for details.
MOUNTAIN VIEW COOP, Great
Falls Montana is seeking a qualified General Manager. This is a locally owned cooperative with a
grain shuttle loading facility, full
service agronomy, energy operation and retail with sales of $200
million with twelve locations.
Grain, agronomy, energy, retail as
well as financial and personal
management experience required.
Email: larry.fuller@ chsinc.com or
fax (888-653-5527) resume to:
Larry Fuller, 5213 Shoal Drive,
Bismarck ND 58503.
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MOSES BLDG. CENTER
HIRING ONE TON AND ¾ TON
pickup trucks to deliver RV’s.
$750 sign-on bonus, 4 terminals
and 8 backhaul locations. Call
866-764-1601 or www.foremosttransport.com.
Send Classifieds to:
or call 859-2516
PLEASE READ your classified
ad the first week it runs. If you
see an error, we will gladly rerun your ad correctly. We accept
responsibility for the first incorrect insertion only. Ravellette
Publications, Inc. requests all
classifieds and cards of thanks
be paid for when ordered. A
$2.00 billing charge will be
added if ad is not paid at the
time the order is placed. All
phone numbers are with an area
code of 605, unless otherwise indicated.
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,
TEACHING POSITIONS OPEN AT
District #62-6. One HS English
with Spanish endorsement, one
HS Credit Recovery with emphasis
in Math and one HS Math. All positions are with or without coaching. A signing bonus is available
with the HS Math position. Open
until filled. EOE. Contact Tim
Frederick for more information at
605-845-9204. Applications to be
sent to Mobridge-Pollock School
District #62-6; Attention: Tim
Frederick; 1107 1st Avenue East;
Mobridge SD 57601.
DRIVE-AWAY ACROSS THE USA
even if you don’t own a car. 22
pickup locations. Call 866-7641601 or www.qualitydriveaway.
PARK MANAGER (WYLIE PARK)
ABERDEEN, SD - $48,180/yr. Responsible for the supervision, direction, and management of
personnel, activities, facilities and
grounds, in the maintenance, development, layout and record
keeping of Wylie Park including
Storybook Land, Wylie Lake,
swimming beach and campground; Information: City of Aberdeen,
www.aberdeen.sd.us, hr@ aberdeen.sd.us Apply by April 25,
COOK AND COOK’S HELPER and
Breakfast Cook wanted at Steakhouse on Lake Oahe, 14 miles
west of Gettysburg. Housing included, for more information 605765-9765.
FULL-TIME PHYSICAL THERAPIST-Excellent Benefit and Compensation Package. Please apply
at www.averajobs.org or provide
resume of interest to Phyllis Ehler,
Human Resources, Avera St.
Benedict Health Center, 401 W
Glynn Drive, Parkston, SD 57366.
TIRED OF BATTLING THE COLD
to get to work? We are hiring motivated bookkeepers, customer
service/collections agents and
bilingual collectors to work remotely. $9 to $20 per hour. Questions/resumes
NEW PLUMBING AND HEATING
BUSINESS in Mobridge South
Dakota is looking for journeyman
plumber with contracting license.
Benefits and wage are negotiable,
depending on experience with the
possibility of business partnership. Great area to live, located on
Missouri River with plenty of
hunting and fishing possibilities
and a great place to raise a family.
Contact Tim Hauser from Hauser
Homes 612-760-6661 or 605-6491915.
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS: LPNs &
CNAs, top weekly pay, direct deposit, & flexible schedules. Take
Welding & Repair
• DOT Inspection
• Complete Trailer Repair
• Full Line of Bearings & Seals
• Tractor Front End & Spindles
• Selling New Steel
• Recycling Outlet
• Refrigration & A/C on Commercial,
Residential & Vehicles
• ACCEPTING APPLIANCES
George: 441-3607 • Lee: 441-3606
859-2970 • Philip
CARD OF THANKS:
BOLD FACE LOCALS:
DISPLAY AD RATE:
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FOR SALE: 29 ft. 1993 Excel
5th wheel camper, one slide-out,
license paid until June, winterized, $6,500. Jean Linn, Elm
APARTMENTS: Spacious one
bedroom units, all utilities included. Young or old. Need
rental assistance or not, we can
house you. Just call 1-800-4816904 or stop in the lobby and
pick up an application. Gateway
Apartments, Kadoka. WP32-tfn
POSITION AVAILABLE: The
Kadoka Area School District is
accepting applications for a
summer maintenance person at
the Jackson County Sports
Complex. Applications may be
obtained from the school or on
the school district’s website;
applications may be dropped off
at the school or sent to: Attn:
Jamie Hermann, Superintendent, PO Box 99, 800 Bayberry
Street, Kadoka, SD 57543 or call
POSITION OPEN: The Kadoka
Area School District is accepting
applications for a certified
teacher for a K-12 band instructor. Certified applications may
be obtained from the school or
on the school district’s website;
kadoka.k12.sd.us. Please feel
free to contact the school with
further questions about this po-
April 10, 2014 • Pioneer Review
control of your schedule with TriState Nursing. Apply online today.
RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT OUTLET; New and used restaurant
equipment. See www.Chillmasters.biz for more info; Sioux City,
LONGBRANCH IN PIERRE, SD.
We have lowered the price & will
consider contract for deed. Call
Russell Spaid 605-280-1067.
WERE YOU IMPLANTED with a
St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Lead
Wire between June 2001 and December 2010? Have you had this
lead replaced, capped or did you
receive shocks from the lead? You
may be entitled to compensation.
Contact Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727.
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders
representing Golden Eagle Log
Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North
Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-5302672, Craig Connell, 605-2645650,
DRIVERS WANTED: CDL, owner
operators, freight from Midwest
up to 48 states, home regularly,
newer equipment, Health, 401K,
call Randy, A&A Express, 800658-3549.
FARMERS - IH DISGUSTED!
Shifting problems? We have cost
effective fixes for 06-56-86-88 series tractors, engines, clutches,
and ta fixes. Call Wenz Service
800-808-7885 for details.
Business & Professional
PHILIP BODY SHOP
•Complete Auto Body Repairing
•Glass Installation •Painting •Sandblasting
Pee Wee & Toby Hook
859-2337 • Philip, SD
RONALD G. MANN, DDS
Monday - Tuesday - Thurs. - Friday
8:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 5:00
859-2491 • Philip, SD
104 Philip Ave. • South of Philip Chiropractic
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any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are
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April 10, 2014 • Pioneer Review
From the archives of the Pioneer Review
Friday November 4, 1909
Western and Ranger
Locals … Mrs. Supplee was the
victim of lockjaw last Saturday
evening which was caused from severe coughing. Dan McKinney was
dispatched for the doctor post haste
while Mr. Supplee rubbed his
wife’s jaw with alcohol. The jaw relaxed in about five minutes but it
was a very frightened household
the Dr. Whaley found on her arrival.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Davis,
who reside at the mouth of Ash
Creek, a 3 pound baby girl. Dr.
Whaley in attendance.
The people of Philip will vote on
the 26th of the month, on the
proposition of putting their town
under city government. The town
has been growing rapidly and it is
believed that the municipal improvements desired can be better
secured through a city government.
90 Years Ago – April 3, 1924
Local News … Several immigrant cars have arrived in Philip
during the past week. Looks as
though we might be going to have
quite a few new residents in
Haakon County. The renters in the
eastern part of the state are beginning to consider Western South
Dakota as the place to go for moderate priced land.
Jake Weber has opened up a
cream station and is ready to buy
cream for the North American
Cream Co. His place of business is
the first door north of the harness
E.A. Morrison, Geo. Hart and
Jake Weber were in Rapid City last
Friday where they took the cream
Geo. Hart and family have this
week moved to Elbon where Mr.
Hart will conduct a store.
Big Movie Feature at Cottonwood Hall Friday, April 4th. Come
out for the show, which will be a
good one, and stay for the dance
which starts immediately after.
Clarence Pierce has been employed at the Haakon County
Courthouse as janitor.
Mrs. Mary McCarthy has opened
a restaurant and lunch room in the
building recently vacated by C.A.
75 Years Ago – March 30, 1939
“Back in the early years in this
county they didn’t have Chick
Days, where you went to town,
made a few guesses and maybe
went home with 50 to 100 chicken,”
says R.M. Williams, who ran a
store along Bad River, north of the
present site of Dr. Ramsey’s home,
before Philip was even thought of.
“I did go to Rapid once, though,”
he recalls, thoughtfully, “and got a
duck, but I didn’t get any use out of
it, you might say, because I lost it
before we got around to eat it.”
“That must have been back in
‘94. I had a bunch of cattle down
south of Interior then and had
taken some of them to Rapid to
ship. Henry Lang who lives out
northwest of Rapid now, and Manual Coy, a Mexican, were with me.
When we got started back home we
came to some of Bill Hopkins ducks
and I roped one. Bill Hopkins must
be around 90 now; he has lived at
Hayes a good many years. I tied the
duck to my saddle and we rode on,
having a fine time. But when we
stopped to make camp about 20
miles out of Rapid, the duck’s head
was all that was left; the rest had
fallen off somewhere. We didn’t notice when it happened.
“To tell the truth,” R.M. admits,
“when we got to camp the only one
of us that was sober was the duck,
and it was dead drunk.”
Chick Day in the thriving little
town of Philip on April 6 with hundreds of farmers and their families
coming in speedy cars is a far cry
from the unsettled Dakota to which
R.M. came in 1889. A Maryland kid
in search of adventure, he got on
the train at Washington, D.C., and
came to the end of the railroad,
which was Chamberlain. After
keeping books for the J.A. Smith
Lumber Co., for awhile, he settled
on some land south of Interior and
went into the cattle business. After
the turn of the century he sold out
and came north along the Bad
River, later buying the store
started by Bob Brown and Fred
Shoemaker. When the townsite of
Philip was surveyed, Williams
loaded his stock of goods on a
wheelbarrow, he says, and moved
his store a mile east of the little
homestead town of Philip.
He is the only one of the original
Philip merchants still in business
here. Through the ebbing away of
homesteaders in dry 1911, through
the fateful fire of 1920 when the
falsefront wooden buildings went
down into ashes, and modern brick
building arose in their place,
through the drouth and the hoppers of the ‘30s R.M. Williams has
The distant roar of guns which
he heard faintly from the Battle of
Wounded Knee, many miles away,
has given way to the roar of trucks
and cars and peeping of baby chickens to be given away on Chick Day.
Addressing South Dakota’s
rail service issues
genuine Chevrolet parts carried in
our stock from the years 1929 to
1939, inclusive? Do not confuse this
with total number of parts stocked
as there are always several items of
each kind in stock. R.M. Williams –
What is the combined total age of
the three employees in the Pioneer
Store? Philip Pharmacy – How
many bars of soap are displayed in
a display window at the store? Hotel
Senechal Barber Shop – How many
persons will get shaves between the
period of March 13 to April 5, inclusive? Coast-to-Coast Store – How
long will one burner on a Grand
range burn on a dollar’s worth of
bottled gas? Daly Bar – What is the
correct weight of a stone displayed
at the bar? Union Creamery Co. –
How many cream can ties in quart
jar? Gents Club Room – How many
plantable seeds in a pumpkin? B&M
Cafe – How many toothpicks in a
quart jar? Union Marketing Ass’n. –
Copp’s Market – WNAX Station –
Gem Theatre – White Eagle Service
Station – Midway Cafe – Central
Electric and Tele. Co. – Philip
Mills – First National Bank – A.L.
Anderson Hardware – Weber Shoe
Blast from the Past
Ad for Chick Day … Ronning
Meat Market – What is the weight
of our new showcase full of meat?
Standard Oil Bulk Station – What
is the total capacity in gallons of the
five storage tanks at the bulk station? Johnson Clothing Co. – What
is the correct number of white
beans in a odd sized jar? Farmers
Union Oil Co. – What is the correct
number of soybeans in a jar? Gambles Store – How many automobile
batteries did the Gamble Store sell
in 1938? Standard Oil Service Station – What will be the reading of
gallons of gasoline sold from electric
pump at expiration of contest, reading on pump March 1 being 83,986
gallons? Pioneer-Review – How
many slugs of type metal did the
devil throw in the hell-box during
the week of March 13 to 16? (Hellbox on display in office.) Philip
Motor Co. – How many lock washers in a container? Kingsbury Lumber Co. – What is the correct weight
of a chunk of coal? Dorothy Brothers – How many different kinds of
by Senator John Thune
Each year, South Dakota’s agriculture industry faces significant
uncertainty as a result of our
state’s unpredictable weather conditions. From droughts to floods to
snowstorms, our ag producers continue to meet weather related
challenges with resilience and
Unfortunately, this year South
Dakota producers are also facing
significant problems getting reliable rail service, due in part to the
impacts that the long and bitterly
cold winter has had on the railroads that move a number of important commodities and products
through our state and region.
Over the past two months, I
have heard from an increasing
number of South Dakota shippers,
including farmers, ethanol producers and grain elevators, regarding the difficulty they are
experiencing with significantly re-
duced rail service.
While the extended winter
throughout the region has made
keeping up with the demand from
shippers that rely on freight railroads difficult, it is imperative
that both Burlington Northern
Santa Fe (BNSF) and Canadian
Pacific (CP) railroads take concrete and definitive action to address the backlog of rail cars to
ensure that shippers can start
moving their products to market
as we move into planting season.
As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and
Transportation, which has jurisdiction over freight railroads and
the Surface Transportation Board
(STB), I have been working with
senior officials from both companies and the STB to address the
growing number of rail service issues. On April 1, I sent letters to
senior officials at BNSF and CP
railroads to reaffirm my concerns
and share the growing frustration
from South Dakota shippers
whose livelihoods depend on the
ability to get bulk goods to market
by a particular date.
I will continue working with the
STB and other stakeholders to
make both CP and BNSF aware of
the issues S.D. shippers are facing
as we work to improve the current
situation. The STB will hold a
public hearing on April 10 in
Washington, D.C., that will focus
on BNSF and CP railroads’ efforts
to improve service and producing
an estimated timeline for a return
to normal service. Senior officials
from BNSF and CP will appear
before the STB. Impacted shippers are also invited to appear to
review proposed solutions to the
existing service problems and discuss additional options to improve
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