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Lil’ Bit of Everything holds open house

Lil’ Bit of Everything, located in the Main Street Plaza, in Kadoka recently held an open house. The store
offers clothing for women and young ladies, purses, jewelry, scarves, flip-flops and much more. Stop in
and see what they have to offer. Owner Deb Olney plans new arrivals each week.

Informational meeting on tribal land grab held in Wall
by Laurie Hindman
The song “Oh, give me a home
where the buffalo roam, Where
the deer and the antelope play;
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word; And the sky is
not cloudy all day.” could be replaced with “Only where the
buffalo roam” if the tribe, Badlands National Park and the
federal government have anything to say about it, was the
sentiment that came out of a
tribal land information meeting
held in Wall on Monday, June
16.
Pat Trask, an Elm Springs
rancher who spearheaded the
meeting told the group, “I have
a vested interest in this issue
about the Badlands and Tribe
planning to grab land back from
private and leasing landowners
on the reservation.
Trask went on to say this is
being done by a federal plan
that is being accompanied by
congressional legislation which
would acquire the South Unit of
the Badlands National Park.
He added pristine private
land would become government
land where a mysterious buffalo
herd could be turned loose to
run on.
Trask said, “This federal plan
is mirroring the same plan that
is taking place in Nevada and
Texas where a wild lands initiative plan would remove property
ownership from vast areas of
land that were once used for
grazing land.”
Trask noted he has been trying to visit with congressional
offices and congressional sponsors but no one is answering
their phones. He then opened
the floor to anyone from the
Badlands National Park who
wanted to come forward and address this issue. No one came
forward.
Trask introduced Lory Storm
from Crawford, Neb., who gave
an overview of Agenda 21 which
is a United Nation led plan to
deprive property owners of their

rights and to take away sovereignty from the states.
Storm went over the history
on the South Unit and explained
the different phases of taking
away private land to make the
park into a haven for the buffalo.
“There could be as many as
1,000 head of buffalo on 160,000
acres which is not enough land
so the federal government will
take over the Wounded Knee
area and keep going,” said
Storm.
She noted this is no different
than what happened to Cliven
Bundy in Nevada, or the 300
miles of the Niobrara River in
Nebraska.
Storm commented the United
States citizens have lost more
than six million acres of private
land so far with plans to keep on
taking more land from the private property owners.
She closed by saying, “Pat organized a great meeting so people can start to take a stand
against the assault on private
property rights.”
Bud May, who raises cattle on
the bombing range north of Kyle
told the group this plan has
been in existence since 2006 but
it wasn’t until last October when
he learned of it.
He said, “If we don’t agree to
the price of our land the federal
government will condemn the
land and take it and any ‘adjacent’ land."
May who had a few choice
words for the tribal government
and park officials said, “They
are using watermarks to take
what land they want, and who
knows they could start at
Creighton and come this way if
they wanted to.”
“We need all the support of
the surrounding landowners to
put a stop to President Obama
and Senator Reed who are behind this plan,” said May.
May closed by saying, “Forming a tribal national park is just
a ruse for taking away our land

Viola Olson KNH Resident of the Month
Viola Olson was born on
July 26, 1926 on Fairview
Ranch, eight miles south of
Kadoka. She was the fourth
of five children of Kenard
and Elise (Enders) Fisher.
Viola had two brothers,
Kenard Jr., and Fred and two
sisters, Dora and Eileena.
Viola attended Wells Community School through the
eighth grade, which was
about a mile from her home.
She worked on Fairview
Ranch with her dad and enjoyed gardening with her
mom and sisters.
On April 13, 1953 Viola
married Lloyd Olson and
they were blessed with two
daughters, Rita and Susan.
After Lloyd and her were
married they lived on the
Olson Farm, which was a
quarter of a mile from
Fairview Ranch. She continued to help her family on the ranch,
while she raised pigs, laying hens,
and planting huge gardens.
Viola was member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Snap-A-Roo
Square Dance Club, and Birthday
Club. She enjoys sewing, crocheting, square dancing, gardening and
planting flowers. She sewed clothes
for her daughters until they
reached high school and she loved

making her own square dancing
dresses for every occasion. She
made quilts and table runners and
also crocheted many doilies and
beautiful afghans for her family and
friends.
Lloyd and Viola also enjoyed
playing pinochle and pitch with
family and friends. They always attended square dancing at Wells
Community School and in White

and what happens with the
South Unit dictates how much
more land they will condemn
and take.”
Trask informed the group he
is in contact with the attorney
general’s office, Bangs, McCullen Law Firm, the governor’s
office and several state senators
and representatives who have
agreed to attend a meeting in
Union Center later this month.

River, and especially the
special night owl dances
that were held in Pierre.
Preparing Thanksgiving
and Christmas dinners with
all the trimmings for family
was always a favorite for
Viola. Making peanut butter
blossom and spritz cookies
were always included. The
Fourth of July was a special
time for a family picnic at
Olson Acres with her home
grown crispy fried chicken.
Viola loved baking and
would make long johns that
were delicious.
In 2011 Lloyd and Viola enjoyed a family vacation with
their daughters to Oregon to
visit their grandchildren.
They have two granddaughters, Becky (Jason) Horvat
and Melanie (Ryan) Ilten,
one great granddaughter,
Ella Horvat, and two great
granddaughters, Logan Horvat and
CJ Ilten.
Viola has lived in this area all
her life and moved into the Kadoka
Nursing Home September 3, 2013.
The staff commented that Viola
is a very unique individual and we
enjoy having her here and taking
care of her.
Congratulations Viola on being
chosen as resident of the month.

Commissioners seek budget ideas to fund 2015
Sarah DeVries
Jackson County’s board of commissioners held a special meeting on Wednesday, June 25, from 8:00 a.m. to
noon. Present were chairman Glen Bennett, Larry
Denke, Ron Twiss, and Larry Johnston. Jim Stilwell
was absent.
The commissioners met to discuss the preliminary
budget for 2015 and attempt to sort out the expenditures that can be cut. Potential reductions would include commissioners’ salaries and benefits, county
deputy positions, highway, predatory animal, library,
director of equalization, and soil conservation funds,
though nothing was verified. The board raised the idea
of combining the offices of treasurer and register of

Lory Storm from Crawford, Neb.,
was also one of the keynote
speakers for the meeting.

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deeds; they also inquired of each other whether the
county could continue going without a highway superintendant. Ultimately, the board declared they would
need to work up two budgets, one including a potential
opt-out (if brought to a vote) and one without it. Said
Denke, “I don’t know if we can even come up with a
budget without an opt-out.”
The board was determined to complete as many road
projects as possible as “this is the last year we can take
STP funds” (Denke).
There was a special commissioners’ meeting held on
Wednesday, July 2, at 1:00 p.m. to discuss packer bid
letting. The next regular county commissioner meeting
is scheduled for July 14 at 9:00 a.m.

Kadoka Nursing Home hosts second
annual 5K run and 2 mile walk

Over 50 runners and walkers joined in the second annual 5K run and 2 mile walk to support the nursing home that
was held on Saturday, June 21. The funds raised support the activities for the residents. A bake sale was also held
during the morning that did really well. Elmer Williams, resident of Kadoka Nursing, was the only resident to take
part in the walk and he improved on his time this year compared to last year.

Bud May was one of the keynote
speakers for the Tribal Information Land Grab meeting held at
the WCC on Monday, June 16.

BNP Superintendent Brunnemann responds
to Tribal Land meeting held in Wall
by Laurie Hindman
On Monday, June 16 a tribal
land information meeting was
held in Wall concerning the alleged land grab on the Pine
Ridge Reservation by the federal government.
The meeting opened with Pat
Trask informing those in attendance what is taking place on
the reservation and then invited
anyone from the park to come
forward and speak. No one came
forward.
A call was placed to Eric
Brunnemann, superintendent of
the Badlands National Park
who was available for an inter-

view on Wednesday, June 18.
When asked why he wasn’t at
the meeting, he replied, he
didn’t know about it until the ad
ran in the paper and then it was
too late due to his work schedule.
Brunnemann acknowledged
he has heard at similar meetings there is a concern this is intended to be a land grab. He
noted, it’s not a land grab, this
is a redesignation of the South
Unit.
This all came about in 1968
when Congress passed legislation establishing the South Unit
as part of the Badlands Na-

tional Park. And, the process we
are working on now is the difference in designation; instead of
the South Unit being part of the
Badlands National Park it will
become the first Tribal National
Park, explained Brunnemann.
He added, the tribe has
passed an ordinance which talks
about the tribes ability to acquire land which makes no difference to him. Brunnemann
concluded by saying, “His
boundary stays within the park
and the park won’t condemn
any land, I can’t.”

Winners of the 5K run in each age division are pictured. Back row (L-R): Debbie Antonsen, Claire Beck, Scout Sudbeck,
Reese Sudbeck, Tia Carlson, DJ Rush, Amber Rush, Terry Holman, and Dave Holman. Front row: Clint Stout, Chandlier Sudbeck, Maggie Overbay and Mackaylan Bonenberger. Overall winners were Tia Carlson and Chandlier Sudbeck. Overbay and Bonenberger, both seven years old, were the youngest runners.

Editorial
Lookin’ Around | Syd Iwan
Countdowns
I saw an advertisement for a
“dancer’s clock” the other day. The
only numbers printed on the face
were 5, 6, 7 and 8 with the little
word, “and” preceding the 5. The
other hours were only designated
by dots or bars. “What is this all
about?” I wondered. Then it struck
me.Whenever you see a practice
session for a dance routine on TV,
they count down to the beginning
with those numbers. They don’t use
1, 2, 3, 4 as one might expect. Instead they say, “and 5, 6, 7, 8.” I
have no idea where this custom
came from, but we are dealing here
with creative people in the arts who
have been known from time to time
to be a bit strange.
The strangeness, of course, does
not apply to us musicians. We
count down to the beginning of a
piece with the number of counts in
a measure. If we are going to play
something in 4/4 time, we count
from one to four at the same speed
the piece is going to be played. With
3/4 time, we obviously only count to
three and so on. This is perfectly
rational. Okay, musicians can be a
bit odd too, but not at least when it
comes to countdowns.
As a young kid, I sometimes
used a countdown to make myself
feel safe. I figured that if you were
all alone in a dark bedroom, you
needed to find ways to protect yourself. Somehow I came to the conclusion that, if I would flap my hands
twenty times outside the covers,
and then put them back under the
covers, I would be safe. This apparently worked since I was never attacked by dangerous critters or

A few summers back, I took the
kids to visit the National Archives
in Washington, D.C. Here, America’s most treasured historical documents, including original copies
of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, are on display.
Each is in a high-tech case
where everything from humidity
to temperature is closely controlled, but despite the preservation efforts, I was struck by how
time has deteriorated these documents – particularly the DeclaraThe
tion of Independence.
parchment is yellowed and the
once jet-black ink is so faded that
it becomes difficult to read our
Founding Fathers’ declaration
that we’re all entitled to “certain
unalienable rights.”
When looking at the Declaration of Independence in this condition, it’s hard not feel a bit of loss.
After all, this national treasure is
disappearing before our eyes and
there’s little that can be done
about it. But while the ink may
fade, the values of liberty and independence captured in that document are as alive and evident
today as they were on July 4,
1776, the day the Declaration of
Independence was signed.
Today, we are free to have public debates about the role of government, how much it collects and
how much it spends. People still

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From the U.S. Senate | Senator John Thune

beings and could simply go to sleep
and get my rest. A bit later on, I
found that I only had to shake my
hands three times while counting
“nine, teen, twenty.” That seemed
to work just as well and was a lot
easier.
Heaven knows where this kind
of reasoning came from, but it apparently isn’t uncommon. We sometimes set parameters for ourselves
in an effort to stay safe. Kids are
particularly adept at it, but adults
do similar things. We might think
that if we dress a certain way, eat
or don’t eat certain foods, or save
enough money, security is practically guaranteed. The reasoning
here is not all that valid, but we
might find ourselves believing it
anyway.
God gets close to sarcasm in the
Bible one time when he addresses
idols. He says that people will take
a chunk of wood, use part of it to
bake their bread and warm themselves. Then they take another part
of the same piece of wood and make
an idol that they worship and bow
down to. This idol can not even
move, much less do anything good
or bad. Put that way, idols do seem
fairly foolish.
Superstitions aren’t much better. How can the number thirteen
have any effect on us or walking
under a ladder or having a black
cat cross our path? I’ve broken a
mirror or two in my lifetime and
apparently suffered no ill effects
from doing so. My mom had some
superstitions that she tried hard
not to have. If you tried to dry your
hands on the same towel she was
currently using to dry hers, however, she would drop her end like a

hot potato. I don’t know why it
would be dangerous for two people
to dry their hands on one towel at
the same time, but it was something Mom did not do. Just lately,
I’ve walked repeatedly under a step
ladder which didn’t seem to cause
me any grief. As you know, a lot of
tall buildings do not have a thirteenth floor. This is really weird because they still have a thirteenth
floor whether it is labeled as that or
as the fourteenth. The mind tends
to play tricks on us from time to
time, and we have to try to be rational human beings and counter
these attacks of the subconscious.
Just the other day, I was emptying the last bit of liquid out of a can
into another container, and I found
myself saying “nine, teen, twenty”
as a way of thinking that the can I
was shaking was completely empty.
“Boy,” I thought. “That bit of foolishness goes way back.” I won’t
guarantee it will never happen
again, but at least I no longer use
that countdown to guarantee my
safety. Now it obviously just means
that something is truly done and
finished.
The correct attitude, as you
probably know, is found in the
Bible. “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to
God. And the peace of God, which
surpasses all understanding, will
guard your hearts and minds in
Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:6-7 NRV)
Sounds legit if we can just remember to apply this bit of excellent advice instead of counting,
“nine, teen, twenty.” We can only
but try.

From the U.S. House | Representative Kristi Noem
A Founding Principle to
Remember

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - Kadoka Press -

speak passionately about how
much or how little the government
says about the way we work, the
way we live, the way we pursue
happiness. And despite all the
problems and disagreements and
political divisions, we’re proud to
stand and say that we are Americans and we truly believe there is
no other country where we’d want
to make a living, raise a family, or
call home.
I believe President Ronald Reagan said it best on July 4, 1986:
“[T]he things that unite us –
America’s past of which we’re so
proud, our hopes and aspirations
for the future of the world and this
much-loved country – these things
far outweigh what little divides
us.”
The little divisions are what
make the evening news, but it’s
our unity that will be written in
the history books.
Even our Founding Fathers
found divisions among themselves. Thomas Jefferson and
John Adams, for instance, saw the
role of government very differently. Adams, a Federalist, believed in a larger federal
government while Jefferson, a
Democratic-Republican, believed
in a minimalist federal government. They were political rivals –
even running against each other
in the 1800 presidential election.
But despite their differences, they
were united on the idea of an independent America – and that’s

where their debate started. To
this day, you can read both their
names in faded ink at the bottom
of the Declaration of Independence.
If we are going to overcome political division today, we must also
start from a place of unity. We can
all agree that we want our kids to
have more opportunities than we
had. We can agree that we want
our economy and the Middle Class
to grow. We can agree that higherpaying jobs and a better working
health care system would be good
for America. Of course, there will
be many debates about how we accomplish these goals – and the
freedom to have these debates is
what makes our Republic strong.
But if we don’t start the conversation at a point of unity, the discussion will go nowhere.
This
Independence Day, I hope we can
all be reminded of what united our
Founding Fathers, what binds us
together still today and what
makes us uniquely American.
Thank you to all of the men and
women in uniform who have
fought for this freedom to debate,
for our independence, and for the
aspirations of this much-loved
country. It was the Declaration of
Independence that declared our
liberty, but it was you who secured
it. For that, we owe you our deepest gratitude.
And to all South Dakotans,
have a safe and happy Independence Day.

Independence Day:
Remember Why We
Celebrate
Throughout South Dakota and
across the nation, friends and families will gather this July 4th to celebrate our nation's independence.
While it is a day of national pride,
the parade of backyard barbeques,
endless red, white, and blue paraphernalia, and community fireworks displays can sometimes
make it easy to overlook the true
celebration of our freedoms paid for
by the sacrifices of so many Americans before us.
We pay tribute to the thousands
of South Dakotans who have worn
our country’s uniform and fought
with honor and valor, remembering
the battles and victories that forever changed the course of history.
This year, our country marked the
70th anniversary of the heroic landings of D-Day. The incredible bravery exhibited on June 6th, 1944, is

one of the defining moments of
modern history. The men and
women who answered the call to
serve in World War II, and those
who supported them on the home
front, are often revered as “the
Greatest Generation.” They gave
up their lives and their livelihoods,
endured separation from their
loved ones, and fought in unspeakable conditions. From the beaches
of Normandy to the islands of the
Pacific, where my father served as
a Navy pilot, the United States and
Allied Forces fought for freedom
and the dignity of mankind. We
owe them a tremendous debt of
gratitude.
In June, I was honored to join
my father, Harold, at the dedication
of a memorial statue at Northern
State University of World War II
fighter pilot and Cresbard native,
Cecil Harris. My father and Harris
were squadron mates during World
War II, fighting alongside one another in the Pacific. Harris went on

to become the second highest-scoring Navy ace in U.S. history with
24 victories over a mere five weeks.
Harris, who was awarded the Navy
Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished
Flying Cross and the Air Medal for
his distinguished service, went on
to serve our great state as a teacher
and principal in the Cresbard community. North State University’s
statue of Harris is a fitting tribute
to a man whose heroism, bravery,
and service made a lasting impact
on both his country and his community.
As we celebrate the stars and
stripes this Fourth of July, we also
honor those who served and continue to serve our great nation,
paying tribute to them by upholding the values for which they continue to fight. Kimberley and I wish
all South Dakotans a happy and
safe Fourth of July, and pray God
will continue to bless the United
States of America.

Office of the Governor | Dennis Daugaard
Dealing With Disaster
Last week was a difficult one for
South Dakota. On Monday night,
the Sioux Falls area received
record rainfalls. The National
Weather Service predicted that the
Big Sioux River would reach an alltime high and cause major flooding
in Union County. Canton received
nearly 9 inches of rain in one night,
making the town inaccessible for
almost a whole day.
In response to the heavy rainfall, I activated the National Guard
and sent other state resources into
the area to help local officials build
up their defenses to flooding.
Then, on Wednesday night, severe weather struck again. A tornado ripped right through the
southeast portion of Wessington
Springs. I arrived just a couple of
hours after the tornado hit and by
that point, emergency responders
had determined that, miraculously,
there were no deaths or even serious injuries. Just a few people with
bumps and bruises. Unfortunately,
the destruction of the property was
extensive. Once the sun came up on
Thursday morning, it became apparent that more than 20 homes
and at least three businesses had
been destroyed. Many others were
badly damaged.

Once the National Guard, Highway Patrol and other state resources arrived on the scene, the
long process of cleanup began.
Meanwhile, in Union County, we
finally got some good news. The
river crested earlier than expected,
and the waters did not reach the
projected level. As a consequence,
we were able to avoid much of the
flooding damage that was feared.
Those are the facts of the
weather disasters we dealt with
that week. Let me tell you though,
what else I saw.
In Wessington Springs, I saw
first responders, equipped and
ready to go, at nearly midnight on
the night of the tornado. Earlier,
they had knocked on door after
door to warn people to find shelter.
After the storm hit, they went back
to every home that was damaged,
to make sure that people were safe.
Many of those first responders suffered damage to their own homes.
But they weren’t asking to take the
night off. They weren’t asking to go
back and start picking up the
pieces of their own property. They
were asking what they could do
next.
Wessington Springs Mayor
Melissa Mebius was just elected
last month, but she asserted herself, took command of the situation

and is leading the community in recovery. It wasn’t until the morning
after the storm that she even bothered to mention to me that her own
home was uninhabitable because of
the storm.
In Union County, we also saw
the local leaders step up. Having
experienced the massive Missouri
River flooding three years ago,
these officials knew what they were
doing and they were ready to respond. Volunteers around the McCook Lake area were not in short
supply. People showed up, and they
were happy to help their neighbors
prepare for the worst.
When Lt. Gov. Matt Michels visited Canton, he witnessed the people’s self-reliance and sense of
optimism. More than 200 volunteers showed up. Groups from
SDSU, USD, Iowa and many charitable organizations drove all the
way to Canton to lend a hand.
The past few weeks haven’t been
easy for South Dakota, especially
for those who were directly affected. But times like these make
me proud of the people of our state.
Though the weather in our state
will continue to be unpredictable,
the integrity of South Dakotans is
something upon which we can always depend.

Social Security | Howard I. Kossover , Public Affairs Specialist
Q: My husband and I each received our individual Social Security retirement, although his
amount was more. I was age 64
when he died a year ago but decided to delay starting SSA survivors benefits as a widow to wait
for a higher amount. Until what
age will they keep increasing if I
wait?
A: Differences exist between retirement and survivors Social Security benefits but, as with
retirement, the younger you are
when starting age based survivors
benefits, the larger the reduction
based on the number of months
you are before full retirement age
(FRA). Survivors FRA is different

from retirement FRA. For example, for birth years 1945 – 1956,
the survivors FRA is age 66 compared to birth years 1943 – 1954
for retirement FRA age 66. See
www.socialsecurity.gov/survivorplan/survivorchartred.htm.
Another big difference is that
age based survivors benefits to
widows or widowers can start at
age 60, compared to age 62 for retirement benefits.
Coming to your question, unlike
retirement delayed retirement
credits, survivors benefits do not
continue increasing if you wait
past full retirement age. There is
no point to waiting past your survivors FRA to start widows bene-

fits through your husbands work
record because they will not continue increasing just because you
are older. Of course, you can start
to receive them earlier, with a reduction, if desired.
Along with your age, the
widow’s amount will depend on
your
husband’s
retirement
amount. By waiting until full retirement age, this will be approximately what he had received, with
the total reached by adding the
survivors increase to your existing
retirement benefit. Both women
and men can receive survivors
benefits.
Applications are available online or contact an office near you.

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heavily travelled of the year. It is also one of the most
dangerous to the motoring public. Please take your
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Correspondent News
Belvidere News | Syd Iwan, 381-2147
The Firemen’s feed and dance
went well on Saturday evening and
was well attended despite the occasionally damp weather. The dance
was supposed to actually be a street
dance but ended up being held
mostly in the fire hall. A goodly sum
of money was raised to fund the department’s activities during the
coming year. The cash prizes were
won by Neal Livermont who got the
top one of $1,000 with Mark Carlson and Bob Fortune winning second and third. Mike Blom and Jeff
Willert currently head the department and took over from Jim Addison who has held that position for
a number of years. Mike said there
haven’t been many fires lately due
to the damp spring. All the moisture is growing lots of vegetation,
however, which will sooner or later
dry up and be a possible threat.
Mike Blom said his aunt, Bonnie
Reed, of Alliance, NE, died last
week. She fell down some steps in
her home and hit her head. They
did brain surgery at Scottsbluff to
try to save her, but she died a few
days later without regaining consciousness. She was 69. Mike will
be attending her funeral this week
at Alliance. He said Bonnie was his
last aunt, and he has lost all his uncles as well. This might mean he is
now the older generation. Bonnie
was a sister of Mike’s mom, Rita,
and they had another sister, Carol
Palander, who died fairly young too.
Bonnie was the family member who
kept tabs on things and was usually in charge so she will be missed.
She and her husband, Don, were
just here over Memorial Day weekend and stayed out at Mike’s place
while they were here.
Jim Addison and his daughter,
Jami, attended the firemen’s feed
and dance on Saturday. He said it
appeared that most of the local
folks turned out for the event as
usual, and it went well. Jami will
be attending a basketball camp at
the Dakota Wesleyan campus in

Mitchell on Monday and Tuesday of
this week. Jim said he has been
doing some interior painting this
last week. He hopes the weather
will soon dry up enough that he can
work at putting up hay instead of
painting since painting isn’t one of
his favorite things to do.
Frank Carlson attended the fireman’s feed and dance on Saturday
with Toni and the kids. They had a
good enough time. The boys were
apparently able to find and run
through most of the mud holes in
Belvidere while they were there.
Frank said Toni is steadily improving after spending some time in the
Philip hospital lately due to a broken pelvis caused by a disagreement with a horse. She has now
discarded her walker, but she is
still taking it fairly easy. She isn’t
quite ready yet to get back on a
horse. Last weekend, Frank took
part in the ranch rodeo at Kadoka
along with Joe Pavlas, Tyler Jones,
and Lex Grooms. The team didn’t
come out so well, but Frank won
the bronc riding part of the event.
Kolette Struble and her friend,
Al, took Kolette’s folks, Joanne and
Clair Bitting, out to Club 27 for
supper on the 25th. They were
helping Joanne celebrate her 76th
birthday which was that day.
Brother Curtis was there as well.
Kolette and Al also attended the
firemen’s feed on Saturday evening,
but Clair and Joanne didn’t come
since they didn’t feel like fighting
their muddy roads. Kolette said she
set a clucky hen to hatching some
eggs this week. She has one of those
Araucana hens that lays green eggs
and wanted more of those chickens.
As a result, the broody hen is sitting only on green eggs, and Kolette
is hoping for the best. The hen wasn’t happy with the cage she was put
in and pretty much tore things
apart and tipped over the water.
Then she settled down and commenced sitting on the eggs. If
things go well and more layers of

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Kadoka Nursing Home | Cathy Stone, 837-2270
green eggs are hatched, Kolette will
have to buy some ham and have, as
the Dr. Suess kids book talks about,
green eggs and ham.
Bob and Ruth Fortune will have
three grandsons around this week
to help make life interesting. Francie and Chad Davis’ two younger
sons, Garrett and Gage, came last
week, and Francie and Chad were
coming from Rapid City for the day
on Sunday and to bring Grady.
Neighbor Dan Rasmussen will be
branding on two days of this week,
and the boys didn’t want to miss
that. Ruth is currently running
back and forth between here and
her place in Wyoming. Irrigation is
going on in Wyoming that needs
her attention part of the time.
Betty Kusick was visited by her
son and grandson, Kenny and
Kevin, on Friday. They fixed her
sump pump so she could resume
pumping water out of her basement. The wet weather has made
that a problem of late. Kevin also
fixed her kitchen outlets which
were behaving badly. That afternoon, daughter Kathy came with
her husband, Gary, from Hermosa.
Kathy mowed the yard while Gary
went to Midland for a hot mineral
bath. Betty attended the firemen’s
event on Saturday but only stayed
briefly after the meal since it was
getting past her bedtime.
The Fox family turned out in
force for the firemen’s event. That
would include Kenny, Roxie, Wade,
Patty, and all four daughters. Some
of the girls have been traveling this
spring, and Savannah got back last
week from San Diego where she
went with her Aunt Christine. The
gals missed their flight home so
were delayed a day getting back.
Wade said that the spring cattle
work is finally pretty much done,
and they might actually start haying soon if the weather ever bothers
to dry up enough to make that possible.

Happy 4th of July! Have lots of
fun with family and friends but,
please be safe!
Visiting with our residents:
Terry Sawyer and his wife
dropped in on Aunt Joy Parker.
Also, visiting with Joy were Ron
and Renate Carson, along Wilma
Carleton, Val Cork and her daughter, and Beverly Howe. Joy is
blessed to have such a wonderful
support team.
Don Kemnitz came by to see his
wife, Elaine. They always have
some good laughs!
Visiting with Sylan Kruse was
Joanne Kruse, his sister-in-law.
Sylvan really enjoys hearing from
family.
Stopping into see Betty VanderMay were Paul and Tammy Handrahan along with Frances
Terkilsensen, who is Betty’s sister,
and Shirley Josserand.
Coming into see Dwight Louder
were his good friends, Charley and

festivities and said that he had a
great lunch and the parade was lots
of fun for all. He did sleep real well
as many of the others did!
Many friends came by to visit
the past couple of weeks and we
sure appreciate your visits! Those
coming by were Norma Hopkins,
Lois Pettyjohn (our beautiful pianist), Lola Joyce Riggins, and
Faye Eisenbraun. I’m very sorry if
I miss recognizing you for coming
by, please continue to do so!
Thank you to all who made the
reunion weekend a huge success!
Very organized and well planned.
Everyone involved with the weekend should get a big pat on the
back!
Get well wishes going out to
Mary Bull Bear. Mary has been in
the hospital and we all wish her a
speedy recovery!
Until next time, enjoy all the
awesome scenery around you and
take in some good country fresh air!

Susan Hamer, his wife, Dorothy,
and son, Brad. His brother, Nelva,
and Janet Louder also stopped by.
Jolaine and Wade Chapman
were here to see their mother,
Becky Chapman. Becky celebrated
a birthday on the 30th. Happy
birthday!
Many family and friends came
by to check on Bunny Green. Some
of those being were Shalinda
Gould, Wanda Swan, and Lila
Whidby. Please stop in any time.
Visiting with Micki Word daily is
her husband, Bob. Her grandsons,
Sawyer and Kale Dennis, were in
town stopping by a couple of times
to cheer up Grandma!
Stan and Trey Knispel came by
to see Grandma Emma Jarl. Other
friends drop in quite often to chat
with Emma and to bring her bird
feed for her many bird feeders.
Coming in to see his dad, Shorty
Ireland, was Hal and Edie Ireland.
Shorty took in many of the reunion

Gateway News | Lola Joyce Riggins, 837-2053
There was no quilting in the
community room this week. Betty
Berry was busy sewing and also
went over to the Lutheran Church
to tie quilts with the crew there.
I enjoyed some interesting
friendly conversations with the different couples on my walks last
week. They were from Vermont,
New Jersey, and Virginia.
Painter Bill is recuperating here
and doctoring at Ft. Meade. Rodney
Schnee made a trip up there last
week also.
I have seen water in the pot
holes on the alley road about every
day this week.
Lloyd Olsen’s daughter has been
at the home place and has come in

been a blessing for and to our town.
I enjoyed a nice visit with a couple from Louisiana when I was
walking this morning. They were
headed for the Badlands and points
of interest.
May I give you Maye Alma
Stout’s address and then you can
get her phone number: Maye Alma
Stout c/o Rose Manor, 337 Main St.
#11, Colome, SD 57528.
And Loretta Ward: 2065 Moose
Drive Room 301, Sturgis, SD
57785. The phone numbers are on
the bulletin board at the Gateway
apartments.
Thought: Man looks on th eoutward appearance but God looks on
the heart.

and vistied Lloyd and Viola
throughout the week.
Kelly Riggins came over and visited me Thursday morning. He also
got supplies for the ranch.
May sympathy be extended to
the family of Viola (Hedeen) Olney
for the loss of one so dear. I joined
family and friends at the Presbyterian Church Wednesday evening.
Her funeral was Thursday morning. The Olney and Hedeen families
are lifetime Kadoka residents.
I joined a huge crowd of friends
and loved ones to wish Father
Bryan a farewell and God’s blessing
on his new life in Montana. He gave
Kadoka spiritual guidance and
friendship for 10 years and has

Kadoka Area News | Sydne Lenox, 837-2465
Norris News | Marjorie Anne Letellier, 462-6228
Gene and Marjorie Popkes of
Lakeview stopped by Ferguson’s
after church last Sunday. That afternoon Ed’s sister, Chloe, and
Larry Wiginton of Colbert, OK,
spent the afternoon visiting them.
Monday, Marjorie Anne Letellier
accompanied JaLynn Burma and
family to Pierre. They enjoyed
lunch with LuAnne Beckwith before taking Jakki to Victory Center
Bible Camp at Fort Pierre on their
way home. Camp looked so nice
with all the matching dark brown
buildings, etc. and the big new
wash house.
Betty Berger of Boulder, CO,
and John Epperly of Minneapolis,
MN, visited graves at St. John
Lutheran Cemetery and then
stopped for a short visit at Carol
and Ed Ferguson’s home. The Fergusons hauled cattle to Philip the
next morning for Howard and
Nette Heinert. The Wiginton’s
stopped by again on Tuesday afternoon with Chloe’s son, Lee, and
Colleen McCurrin of Pierre. Ed and
Carol traveled to Winner on
Wednesday morning and hauled a
tractor home that had been there
for repairs.
June Ring and her twin grandsons enjoyed a visit with Maxine
Allard on Tuesday.
The James Letelliers have enjoyed attending a few of the summer league basketball games held
in White River. I did hear about
White River defeating Pierre in

Spearfish last weekend; Pierre didn’t take that too lightly, believe me.
I heard it while in Pierre this last
week.
JaLynn Burma and family attended the little league baseball
game in Wall Tuesday evening. It
was fun to hear the boys tell it, especially the last play that won the
game for White River. It took half
the team to make the last play and
get the ball across the field to put
the guy out at home and they did
it. The Burmas went on to Rapid
City after the game and stayed
overnight with Sue Larson. Marty,
Sue’s husband, was in Illinois on
business at the time.
Thursday, Maxine Allard received the sad word this week of
the loss of her longtime friend Victoria McClure. Folks would remember her as Victoria Muthart.
June Ring and the twins enjoyed
attending the retirement party in
honor of Ed Heinert held at the
Cedar Canyon in Valentine on Friday. Ed has taught art at Valentine
for twenty five years. June was
Ed’s teacher at Prairie View school
near Norris.
The Fergusons spent the weekend in the Black Hills at their
cabin on Friday night and the rest
of the time at their daughter, Cora,
and Scott Brickman’s home in
Black Hawk. They enjoyed a cookout on Saturday night with friends
of the Brickmans from the hills

area and Pete and Marla Ferguson,
kaleigh and Joy WoodenKnife who
were also in Rapid for the weekend.
Granddaughter Moya Brickman
came home with them on Sunday.
Cassie Beckwith of Pierre came
back with the Burmas on Friday
when they picked up Jakki from
camp. She spent a couple days visiting her sister Andrea. Friday afternoon, the Jason Burma family,
Sue Larson of Rapid City, Julie
Letellier of Kilgore, Andrea and
Cassie Beckwith ran in a 5K
walk/run at St. Francis. They all
came home sporting pretty blue Tshirts.
Sharon Allard of Spearfish came
to visit her mother, Maxine, on Saturday afternoon. She kept herself
busy mowing most of the time she
was here and was an overnight
guest; then headed for home on
Sunday morning.
Saturday, the Beckwith and
Burma kids enjoyed swimming at
Merritt Dam and got home just before the storm. We received a half
inch of rain.
Dan and Susan Taft were busy
in the field this week and made a
trip to Rapid City on business over
the weekend.
Have a safe and fun Fourth of
July!

The Kadoka High School Class
of 1948 met at the West Motel for a
get-together over the alumni reunion. Those attending included
Ervin Mednansky of Texas, Bob
Long, Nona Prang, Roy James
Buckmaster, Jerry Patterson and
daughter, April.
Jerry and Betty (Pearson) Boyer
of Keystone attended the funeral of
Viola Olney on Thursday, June 26.
A large crowd of family and friends
attended Vi’s funeral at the Presbyterian Church.
Sean Ireland is spending a couple weeks at the home of his parents, Barbara and Richard Ireland.
He is on leave from the Army and
will be reporting to Fort Eustis, VA,
soon. Over the weekend Kim and
Andrew Farley and daughter, Tia,
of Winner came to see her brother,
Sean, before his return to active
duty.
Joyce Hicks drove to Rapid City
on Sunday where she attended the
50th wedding anniversary celebration of Louis and Marcia (Barrett)
Osborn. The event was held at the
Elks Club. Marcia is Joyce’s niece.
Joyce (Jetter) and Leroy Anderson of Gold Canyon, AZ, and Sydne
Lenox spent a day and a half in the
Black Hills last week. On the way
home they toured the badlands and
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Willsey, Linda and Royce Dunn of
Ohio, Kathy Goodman of Nebraska;
second cousins Jana Eich, Brett
and Tammy Prang, Laynett Bettelyoun and third cousin, Laynett’s
grandson, Dean Hagedorn. The
parents of these cousins were
Clarissa (Willsey) Pettyjohn, Nels
Willsey and John Willsey. The
Dunns arrived from Ohio on June
16 and on the 19th they met Kay
Pettyjohn (first cousin) at Crazy
Horse near Custer.
Deb and Marv Moor went to
Pierre on Saturday where they visited their son, Mitch, and Deb’s
dad, Hank Kosters. They returned
home the same day.
An article in the Rapid City
paper listed the Dean’s list for the
University of South Dakota in Vermillion recently. Included on the
list were Alex and Sam Parkinson
of Rapid City, grandchildren of
Larry and Alvina Parkinson of
Kadoka. They are the children of
Chuck and Suzanne Parkinson of
Rapid City.

the foilage is full of green and yellow colors. The Andersons left for
Rapid City on Thursday to visit
friends and Friday left for their
home in Arizona. Joyce and Sydne
were members of the Class of 1954,
which celebrated its 60th class reunion over the alumni reunion
weekend. Joyce and Leroy also
drove to Brandon to visit Jeanine
(Merchen) and Dean Gage Wednesday and returned to Kadoka the
next day.
The local library is the recipient
of the book entitled “The Public Library”. Included in the book are
many libraries across the United
States including the Jackson
County Library with a small writeup about it. The book was donated
by Terry Stout who had received it
from his brother, Bill Stout, of San
Francisco.
The Willsey cousins gathered at
the home of Kieth and Nona Prang
on June 18. Among the cousins
were first, second and third generation cousins including first cousins
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Kougar football team attends camp

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Tyus 10, Isabella 8
Kassidee 5
Children of
Mark & Jayme Williams

Alayna 2
Daughter of
Cally Carlson &
Jeffrey Patterson

Jonathon 8, Hailey 7
David 2, Aubrey 1
Children of
David & Michelle MacFeat

Several of the Kadoka Kougar football team members recently attended a football camp at Chadron State University. Back row (L-R): Aaron Janis, Jarrett VanderMay, Kyler Ferguson, Dustin Enders, Matt Pretty Bear, AJ
Bendt, David Kary, and Seth Patterson. Middle row: Stanley Corbet, Reese Sudbeck, Patrick Brown, Abe Herber, Dylan Riggins, Colby Enders, and Storm Wilcox. Front: Jory Rodgers and Geoffrey DeVries.

T-ball and coach pitch games held

Makaylan 7, McCoy 6
Children of
Brett & Nikki Bonenberger

Kaidean 1
Daughter of
Kipp & Jessica Magelky

Gus 3, Maggie 11 mos.
Children of
Jake & Sarah VanderMay

The Kadoka T-ball and coach pitch teams hosted Midland on Monday, June 2. Jared Hermann gets a base
hit.

Gus Stout hits it deep in the outfield.

Peyton Porch fields the ball during the T-ball game
against Midland.

Karson Eisenbraun gets a good hit.

Madison Stilwell gets a hit.

Zachary Varner makes the play at first play.

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Colton Doney, 12 year old son of Gabe and Lonnie Doney, recently hit a
home run. Doney plays in Valentine, NE, and team was playing
Clearfield, SD.

Community

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3 Check It Out at the Library 3

Class of 1954… Back row (L-R): Janyce (Hemmingson) Bedessem, Sydne (Parkinson) Lenox, Richard Drabek,
Joyce (Jetter) Anderson, Veryl Prokop, Mary Ann (Solon) Lewis, Floyd Vogelgesang, and Darlene (Rittel) McCormick.

On May 12, a large group welcomed former Jackson County resident and author Delane Boyer
(Path Chosen: Life of a Lakota) to
the Jackson County Library for a
book signing. Friends of the library provided refreshments for
the reception. Delane also made
an earlier appearance at Jigger’s
restaurant and also at Incredible
Metal the previous day –Mother’s
Day-May 11. Thanks to all who
stopped to greet Delane and to the
Friends-of-the-Library for providing refreshments.
Current and Upcoming
Programs:
•Light Readers discussion
group: the next books planned for
“over-the-summer-reading”, are
The Walk series books by Richard
Paul Evans. His well-written series of 5 books are easily read because they quickly draw readers
into the story. It’s hard to put them
down and even more difficult to
wait for the next book! Sign up for
the discussion of this memorable
series will be held this fall, get
started reading for this relaxing
and inspirational summertime activity. For more information stop
in the library or call 837-2689 or
call Jan Cerney @ 837-2595.
•AARP FRAUD WATCH! Program: We plan to have AARP representatives here to present a
program concerning current fraud
scams and advice on preventative
measures. This informative session is for people of all ages and
tentatively scheduled for Aug. 26
at 5:00 in the library, but watch for
upcoming confirmation.
•The “Friends-of-the-Library”
will be gathering on Wednesday,

July 2 at 5:00 at the Library. Finding direction will be the focus of
this get-together.
•More Local Talent: an upcoming visit from two local authors,
Joyce Wheeler and Jan Cerney, together, will be visiting Jackson
County Library in August; answering questions, giving writing
tips, and/or discussion over their
works. Join us over a pleasant afternoon of enjoyable activity.
•Again, keep watching for
please watch for more details on a
The Summer Reading Program is
in full swing with the theme,
“Treasure Your Library”. Children
to young adult)
(toddler-age
gather at 10:00 on Wednesday
mornings to enjoy a story, activities, games, and crafts. Encouraging reading through the summer is
important in maintaining consistency in student learning, but here
at the library, it’s just plain FUN!

Announcements:
•NO Summer Reading Program
on July 9.
•The Library will be closed on
Friday, July 11.
Did You Know?
Braille and Talking Books are
available from the State Library
free of charge to those with a special need of this service. For more
information check the SD State Library website @ http://www.library.sd.gov/ or stop in at the
library for more assistance. Tell
your friends and loved ones about
this wonderful service, as they will
probably not be able to see this notice!! A link to the library can be
found
on
our
website:
https://sites.google.com/site/jacksoncountylibrary/
Questions?
Call
Jackson
County Library @ 837-2689, email @ jclibrary2000@gmail.com
or stop in for a visit.

Map-making cras at the “Treasure Your Library” summer reading program

Shot put record holders meet at reunion
In 1956, Rich McRae set the
record for boys shot put at the
Kadoka School at 49’ 1”. On May
22, 2014 Logan Ammons broke his
record throwing 50’ 2.25”. McRae’s
record was the longest standing
track and field record, holding
strong for 58 years.
At the recent reunion weekend,
Ammons and McRae were able to
meet. McRae wrote Ammons a letter congratulating him and they
plan to keep in touch.

Class of 2004… Keena Byrd-Moro (L), Jake VanderMay, Katie Hicks, Colter Carlson, and Luke Carlson.

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Logan Ammons (L) and Rich McRae

Class of 1964… Back row (L-R): Mario Gonzalez, Clarence Allen, Paul Smith, Ronald Gartner, Ken Ireland, Butch Cacek, Garland Kampfe, Terry
Rock, Roger Kimball, Gene Dillon, Ed Kentch. Front row: Don Eliason, Dorothy (Hemmingson) Connelley, Joyce (Dolezal) Wheeler, Marcia (Barrett)
Osborn is concealed behind Joyce, Tom Grimes, Janice (Rittel) Schuler, Mike Barber, Chloe (Ferguson) Wiginton, Arvella (Embree) Kimball, Sally
(Sieler) Jakeway, and Rick Wilmarth. Jerry Sharp was also present at the reunion.

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After the Rodeo both days
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Outhouse Races

The Royal Flush: Kipp Magelky, Brett Bonenberger
Other team members were Kade Bonenberger and Patrick Solon
The team took first place

West River Excavation & Fromm’s Hardware “Aaw Crap”
Lucas Mayfield, Beau Walker, Heidi Coller
Other team member was RaeAnn Snyder

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“Skid Mark Streakers”
Peggy Eckert (L), Caycee Hiles, Nikki Bonenberger
Other team member was Kala Windjue
The team took second in the powder puff

BankWest & Kadoka Nursing Home “The Runz”
Cap Herber (L), Jamie Hermann, Jake VanderMay, Luke VanderMay, Sauntee Coller,
Cathy Stone, Christy Willert, Brian Fromm
BankWest received the hard luck award since they lost a wheel
Club 27 & Pocketful of Posies & Public Locker “Crap Shooters”
Royal Addison (L), Carter Uhlir, Colter Stout, Jordan Stout, Dana Kerns
Pocketful of Posies & Public Lockers took second place. Club 27 took third place

Discount Fuel “Gizzard Pushers”
Jared Carlson (L), Tyler Peterson, Ty Thompson, Bryce VanderMay

Teams that competed in the races had to push
their outhouse down the street, do a fire drill, continued down the street to a toilet and throw a “turd” in
the toilet. They then headed head back up the street

Pocketful of Posies & Public Locker “Crap Shooters”
Tia Carlson, Raven Jorgensen, Emmy Antonsen
Other team member was Kady Pinney
The team took first place in the powder puff

to unroll a roll of toilet paper and then race to the finish line. At each stop the rider in the outhouse
changed.
Start making plans to build an outhouse for 2015!

Tammy’s Tresses “Poop Coop”
Tammy Merchen (L), Taylor Merchen, Tricia Amiotte, Ty Merchen

Send photos and stories to: press@kadokatelco.com

Church
Once again, we come to the time
of year when we celebrate the
Fourth of July in remembrance of
all the wonderful things this country means to us. The celebration
will include fireworks, parades
and picnics when the hot dog will
be king for a day. It is a wonderful
time of the year.
Yet, in the midst of all of the celebrations, there are a few black
clouds blocking the sunlight.
Just the other day the Gracious
Mistress of the Parsonage and I
were watching a news program
where they featured somebody offended by the American flag displayed in a meeting they were
attending. We both looked at each
other and sadly shook our heads.
What kind of nonsense is going on
in this country? People's lives are
so shallow that they have to try to
think of something to be offended?
I am not sure why the American
flag offended them so, but I have
the perfect solution. I am not sure
why people do not think of solutions like this, but if the American
flag offends you then go to a country that has a flag it does not offend you. Simple. Problem solved.
No more offense.
It would not offend me in the
least if people would do this.
The American flag reminds us
of all the wonderful things we
enjoy in this country. The Fourth
of July is an opportunity to express our thanks for living in a
country such as this. If this was
such a terrible country, why are so
many people trying to get in at all
cost? We still have some freedoms
here that the rest of the world is
envious of. The flag represents the
foundation of our country and the
ongoing sacrifice that has kept it
free for so long. How can that be
offensive to anybody?

At the same time another story
on the news caught our attention
concerning the 9/11 museum in
New York City. From some of the
things I am seeing on TV most of
the people in America have forgotten what happened on 9/11. Somebody walked in, saw the symbol of
the cross and became physically ill
by it. They claim the cross made
them sick in the stomach.
This was a little confusing to
me. These are people who say they
do not believe in God, personally, I
do not believe a word they say.
Here is this person, who does not
believe in God, who does not believe in religion, sees a religious
symbol and becomes offended and
physically ill by it. They surely
need help and I recommend a
group of industrial-strength psychiatrists and therapists along
with a team of military medical
doctors to pump out their stomach.
Now, what I want to know is, if
they do not believe in religion,
what does this religious symbol
mean to them? If they really did
not believe in religion, as they
claim, the symbol would not mean
anything to them, and furthermore, it would not affect them in
any way or fashion. The fact that
it offended them reveals to those
who have at least two brain cells
wandering around upstairs that
here is a religious person. Only a
religious person would react to a
religious symbol. If I am not a religious person, none of this religious symbolism means anything
to me and I look at it, then walk
on.
While I am on the topic, another
matter really annoys me.
Why is prayer so offensive to
these people who say they do not
believe in religion? The fact that it
makes them angry and offends
them tells me something about
what they say they believe.
Why is it that prayer offends

them and why are they so afraid of
prayer and of God?
Their fear of God suggests that
deep down somewhere, pass their
stomach, they believed God just
might exist.
This brings to me Pascal's
wager. "If God exists (and Christianity is true) and you choose not to
believe, then you lose everything.
But, if God exists (and Christianity is true) and you choose to believe, then you gain everything." I
do not believe it could be stated
any clearer than that.
To date nobody has ever proven
the Bible to be anything but true.
For 2000 years, people have desperately attempted to destroy the
Bible or at least discredit it and
yet it is the number one seller in
the world today. What if this Bible,
that nobody can prove to be untrue, is absolutely and positively
true?
Are these people who say they
do not believe willing to wager
everything?
Why is it I must accept what
they do and say, but they do not
have to accept what I do and say?
Why do I have to respect them, but
they do not have to respect me? Is
that being a true red, white and
blue American patriot?
Jesus put it in the right perspective when he said, "Render
therefore unto Caesar the things
which are Caesar's; and unto God
the things that are God's"
(Matthew 22:21).
Our problem today is that we
have confused Caesar with God
and no longer understand the difference. The problem is, Caesar
does not have all the answers, but
God does. The reign of Caesar has
collapsed, but God is still on the
throne, Almighty God is He.
If you do not respect the flag, at
least respect those who do.

Pictured: Janet VanderMay (L) and Father Bryan Sorensen with a smoked hog prepared for Sorensen’s farewell
party on Sunday, June 29. Sorensen has been reappointed to Timber Lake, MT.

Letellier & Backen to wed in August
Dave and Coleen Letellier of
Hulett, WY, would like to announce the engagement of their
daughter, Anna Letellier, to Boz
Backen, son of Larry and Lori
Backen of Hulett, WY.
The future bride graduated
from Black Hills State University
with a Bachelor of Science degree
in elementary and special education and spent the last year teaching in Sheridan, WY. Anna will be
teaching at Hulett this upcoming
year.
The future groom graduated
from Black Hills State University
with a Bachelor of Science degree
in physical education and a Minor
in Health. Boz is currently employed by the Golf Course of Devils Tower.
Anna is the granddaughter of
Bernard and Barbara Herber of
Kadoka and Gale and JoAnn
Letellier of Norris. Boz is the
grandson of Sam and Betty Kopp
of Spearfish and the late Gayle
Hickman and Carol Hunt.
The couple will celebrate their
wedding in August 2014 and will
reside in Hulett, WY.

Church Events:

Meals for the Elderly
Monday, July 7: Swiss steak with tomato and onion, mashed potatoes, carrots, mixed fruit, and bread.
Tuesday, July 8: Open-faced beef sandwich, mashed potatoes,
corn, and peaches on vanilla ice cream.
Wednesday, July 9: Goulash, green beans, gelatin with fruit, and
French bread.

Rodeo Bible Camp: August 4
through August 7 at Kadoka rodeo
grounds.
Please call the Kadoka Press at
837-2259 to have your church activities and events listed.

Thursday, July 10: Oven crisp chicken, mashed potatoes and
country style grave, beets, biscuit, and applesauce.

press@kadokatelco.com

Friday, July 11: Cold platter: meat, cheese, egg, carrots, celery,
fresh strawberries, and whole wheat crackers.
For more information about the meals program please call 837-2413.

Farmers’
Income Tax
Record Books
available
at the
Kadoka
Press

Ingredients
CAKE
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1/4 c. oil
1 1/4 c sugar

Upcoming Area Events
Wednesday, July 2:
•Friends of The Library organizational meeting at Jackson County
Library at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, July 4:
•Fourth of July Celebration at Interior beginning at 1:00 p.m.

In the Kitchen
Chocolate-Zuccini
Praline Bundt Cake

7

Community bids farewell to Father Bryan

Fellowship of God | Dr. James L. Snyder
In Honor of the
True Patriots

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - Kadoka Press -

2 large eggs,beaten
4 T cocoa powder
1/2 c. sour milk or buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. zucchini, grated
1 large apple, peeled, cored and
chopped
TOPPING
1 c. chopped walnuts or almonds
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. chocolate chips

Inspiration Point
Secure Hope

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Cream
butter butter, oil and sugar. Beat
in eggs and set aside.
2. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with sour milk to
creamed mixture. Add zucchini
and vanilla. Slowly mix in apple.
3. Grease a bundt cake pan, sprinkle with bread crumbs.
4. Mix topping ingredients and
spread evenly on the cake batter.
5. Bake for 55 minutes.

Church Calendar

Psalm 42:11 - “ Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become
disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my
countenance and my God.’”

CONCORDIA LUTHERAN
Kadoka • 837-2390
Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m.

The Lord wants us to be people with desires and expectations that are motivating and enriching. But in this fallen world, the disappointment of some unrealized hopes is inevitable. How can we determine where to place our
hope—and the way to respond if it’s not fulfilled?
Hope is secure when it is aligned with God’s desires, which are revealed in
the Bible. However, our expectations are often based on wishes, feelings, and
personal preferences—we yearn for job promotions, good health, or quick solutions to problems. Such desires can be strong, but we have no sure promise from
God that they’re part of His will for us.
Disappointment with God has the potential to occur whenever our expectations do not coincide with His plan. Even when hope is based on a scriptural
promise, the Lord may not fulfill it in the manner or timing we want. Although
God appears inactive, He is moving behind the scenes, preparing us for the future.
The key to contentment and joy lies in placing all subjective hopes under the
umbrella of our ultimate hope in the Lord. Keep in mind that God is sovereign
and good—He always wants what is best for us and never makes a mistake.
His ways are higher than ours and often beyond human understanding.
From a limited and fallen perspective, we may be like a five-year-old who
wants candy at every meal. Sometimes God has to dash our hopes in order to
give us what He knows is best. Ask Him to clarify and direct your desires to coincide with His way. Then rest in His goodness and keep your hope in Him.

OUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN • Long Valley
Sunday Services: 5:00 p.m.

PEOPLE’S
MARKET
WIC, Food
Stamps & EBT
Phone: 837-2232
Monday thru Saturday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 9:
•KCBA meeting at H&H restaurant at 12:00 p.m.
•Family Fun Night at Kadoka city park at 6:00 p.m.
•Kadoka Area School Board meeting at Kadoka school at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, July 14:
•Jackson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting at
Jackson County Courthouse at 9:00 a.m.
•Kadoka City Council meeting at Kadoka auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
July 11 - 13: Citywide Rummage Sale. More details will be provided
as they come.
NOTICE: There will be no Summer Reading Program at the library
on July 9. The program will resume again at 10:00 a.m. for the remaining Wednesdays in July.
NOTICE: Jackson County Library will be holding the following programs this summer: The Summer Reading Program, Treasure Your
Library, will be held on Wednesdays through July at 10:00 at Jackson
County Library for toddlers (ages 2-3 or out of diapers) through teen,
and Light Readers will be discussing "The Walk" series by Richard
Paul Evans. This series of five easy-reading books quickly draws
readers into the story. Discussion of these summer readings will be
held in September. For this series, readers area welcome to enjoy
their own medium (audio, Kindle/Nook, sharing, etc.) and resources-sign-in at the library to let us know you would like to participate in
this compelling read. Questions, contact Deb Moor @ 837-2689

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Kadoka • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 837-2233
Worship Services: 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School: Sr. Adults - 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School: All Ages - 9:45 a.m., • Sept. - May
Release Time: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays. • Sept. - May
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Interior • 859-2310
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
BELVIDERE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Pastor Gary McCubbin • 344-2233
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Coffee & Donuts: 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Sept. - May
OUR LADY OF VICTORY CATHOLIC CHURCH
Father Bryan Sorensen • Kadoka • 837-2219
Mass: Sunday - 11:00 a.m.
Confession After Mass
INTERIOR COMMUNITY CHURCH
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. • Church: 10:30 a.m.

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EAGLE NEST LIFE CENTER
Gus Craven • Wanblee • 462-6002
Sunday Church: 11:00 a.m.
ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH-LCMS
Midland • Rev. Glenn Denke • 462-6169
(6 mi. north and 3 mi. east of 1880 Town)
Sunday Worship--10:00 a.m. MT/11:00 a.m. CT

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Public Notices
KADOKA CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
JUNE 16, 2014
7:00 P. M.
Mayor Weller called the regular meeting
of the Kadoka City Council to order at
7:00 p.m. with the following members
present: Colby Shuck, Dick Stolley, Ryan
Willert; Cory Lurz; Brad Jorgensen and
Arne Lund. Others present: Patty Ulmen,
Finance Officer; Forrest Davis; Jackie
Stilwell; Nathan Riggins; Sarah DeVries;
Tina Williams; and Patrick Solon.
Shuck made Motion 14-06-16:63 to approve the minutes of the regular meeting
of May 12, 2014. The motion was seconded by Willert, with all members voting
yes and the motion carried 6-0.
The bills were presented for approval.
Willert made Motion 14-06-16:64 to approve the bills as submitted. The motion
was seconded by Jorgensen. A roll call
vote was taken, with all members voting
yes and the motion carried 6-0.
BILLS TO APPROVE AT THE
JUNE 16, 2014, MEETING
Ralph Hollandsworth, Chevy Pickup
8,500.00; Jackson County Treasurer,
Transfer Title/License Plates 10.00;
Shawn Huss, Lifeguard Training 350.00;
AFLAC, Monthly Premium 85.82; Bank
West, Petty Cash 30.00; Delta Dental,
Monthly Premium 499.80; orthern Hills
Collections, Inc., Wage Assignment
150.00; SD Retirement, Monthly Contribution 1,983.80; Verizon Wireless, Cell
Phone 98.04; Republic, Liquor Supplies
2,062.83; Banyon Data Systems, Annual
Maintenance Agreement 795.00; Carlson, Luke, Refund Meter Deposit 35.00;
Dakota Hills Pest Service, Pest control
200.00; Dakota Supply Group, Supplies
307.83; Double H Feed, Supplies 73.00;
Edney
Supplies 297.31; Fiberglass
Custom Products, Inc., Pool Paint
159.00;
Fromm's
Hardware,
Supplies/Repairs 780.30; Galls, Supplies
131.97; Golden West, Telephone/Cable
749.92; Hawkins, Pool Supplies
1,917.20; Jackson County Conservations, Park Trees/Plants 122.50; John
Deere Credit, Monthly Payment/Front
End Loader 2,023.03; Kadoka Oil, LLC,
Vehicle/Heating Fuel 223.50; Kadoka
Press, Publishing 588.65; KCBA, Reimburse/Expenses 820.47; Kennedy Implement, Mower Repair 653.39; Konst
Machine & Welding, Supplies 118.53;
Metering & Technology Solutions, Supplies 1,823.47; Northwest Pipe, Supplies
1,711.04; Pahlke, Alvin, Legal Services
150.00; Peoples Market, Supplies
790.16; Pierre Landfill, Tipping Fees
1,139.39; Quill, Supplies 485.93; SD
Assoc of Rural Water, Training Registration 70.00; SD DENR, Annual Drinking
Water Fee 300.00; SD Dept. of Health,
Lab Samples 26.00; SD Dept. of Revenue/Malt Beverage, Malt Beverage License Renewal Fees 1,012.50; SD Dept.
of Revenue/Sales Tax, Sales Tax
1,809.84; Servall, Laundry 280.82;
Solon, Patrick, Reimburse Travel Expenses
74.00; Stilwell, Jackie, Reimburse/Certification Fees 24.00; T & K
Rentals,
Tent/Reunion
Weekend
2,650.00; United States Postal Service,
Postage/Box Rental 186.00; USA Blue
Book, Supplies 148.76; West Central
Electric, Electricity 4,695.81; West River
Excavation,
Solid
Waste
Transporation/Backhoe 4,761.18; West
River Lyman Jones, Water Payment
4,238.75; Chamberlain Wholesale,
Liquor Supplies 975.41; Coca Cola,

Liquor Supplies 54.00; Dakota Toms,
Liquor Supplies 31.44; Eagle Sales,
Liquor Supplies 11,738.00; Jerome Beverage, Liquor Supplies 2,100.20; Johnson Western Wholesale, Liquor Supplies
2,181.70; Republic, Liquor Supplies
2,067.80; ACH Withdrawal for Taxes,
Federal Employment Taxes 4,230.01;
ACH Withdrawal for Dakota Care, Health
Insurance Premium 6,403.22; Total Bills
Presented: 79,926.32.
The financial statement, along with a report listing the breakdown of revenue, expenses, and bank balances for the
month of May was distributed. After a review of the information, Shuck made Motion 14-06-16:65 to approve the financial
report. The motion was seconded by Jorgensen. A roll call vote was taken, with
all members voting yes and the motion
carried 6-0.
City of Kadoka Financial Statement
as of 5-31-14:
Revenue: General Fund - $128,923.83;
3 B’s Fund - $1,783.23; Street Fund $3.66; Liquor Fund - $36,867.44; Water
Fund - $8,244.31; Sewer Fund $2,138.81; Solid Waste Fund $5,479.12.
Expense: General Fund - $75,151.97;
3B’s Fund - $543.19; Liquor Fund $30,847.94; Water Fund - $14,373.73;
Sewer Fund - $4,522.82; Solid Waste
Fund - $2,437.99.
Payroll: Administration - $3,149.06;
Streets - $2,744.43; Police - $2,707.32;
Auditorium/Parks - $2,451.20; Liquor $4,331.60; Water/Sewer – $2,818.54;
Solid Waste - $958.42; Group
Health/Dental - $6,903.02; Retirement $1,983.80; Social Security/Medicare $4,230.01.
Bank Balances: Checking Account $1,098,765.15;
ATM
Account
$2,365.57; Certificates of Deposit $768,271.24.
Citizen Input: No one was present to address the council.
NEW BUSINESS:
A. Malt Beverage License Renewals:
The malt beverage license renewal applications for Aw! Shucks Café was presented for approval. Shuck declared a
conflict of interest and abstained from
discussion and voting. Stolley made Motion 14-06-16:66 to approve the application. The motion was seconded by
Willert. A roll call vote was taken: Stolleyyes; Willert-yes; Lund-yes: Lurz-yes;
Shuck-abstain; Jorgensen-yes. The motion carried 5-0-1.
Lund made Motion 14-06-16:67 to approve the following malt beverage license applications: Club 27; Creative
Cuts & Fitness; Discount Fuel, Inc.; KC
Enterprises (H&H El Centro Restaurant);
Jigger’s Restaurant; Kadoka Gas & Go,
Inc.; and Sunset Grill LLC. The motion
was seconded by Lurz. A roll call vote
was taken, with all members voting yes
and the motion carried 6-0.
B. First Reading of Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance 2014-SA-2: The first
reading of supplemental appropriation
ordinance 2014-SA2 was held. The second reading will be held at the next regular meeting, July 14, 2014.
COUNCIL REPORTS:
A. Water/Sewer: Maguire Iron will be

WEST RIVER WATER DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO ADOPT FY 2014 BUDGET
A public hearing will be held at the Murdo Project Office, 307 Main St., Murdo, SD on
July 17, 2014 at 10:45 A.M. (CDT) to consider the proposed Water Development District Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, beginning January 1, 2015.
PRELIMINARY FY 2014 BUDGET:

APPROPRIATIONS
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
09

GENERAL
FUND

Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,600.00
Administration & Technical Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,660.00
Legal and Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,500.00
Capital Outlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189,670.00
Contingency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,000.00
WDD Revolving Fund Repayment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Capital Reserve Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -

TOTAL FY 2014 APPROPRIATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221,450.00
MEANS OF FINANCE:
310
350
360
370

Taxes (except FY 2014 Levy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,100.00
Intergovernmental Revenues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous Revenues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150.00
Other Financing Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108,450.00

SUBTOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111,700.00
WDD Tax Levy Request for FY 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109,750.00
TOTAL MEANS OF FINANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221,450.00
The purpose of holding this hearing is to provide the public an opportunity to contribute
to and comment on the Water Development District proposed operating budget for Fiscal Year 2015.
Persons interested in presenting data, opinions and arguments for and against the
proposed budget may appear, either in person or by representative, at the hearing and
be heard and given an opportunity for a full and complete discussion of all items in the
budget.
[Published July 3, 2014 at the total approximate cost of $36.85]

here within the next month to repair the
water tower.
B. Streets: The milling work on Locust
Street is scheduled for June 24-25 and
the asphalt is scheduled for July 10-11.
C. Solid Waste: The retaining wall on the
east end fell over and is currently under
repair.
D. Liquor: Everything is ready for reunion
weekend. Tina will follow up on the roof
leaking.
E. Auditorium/Park: The repairs on the
auditorium are not completed and the finance office sustained substantial water
damage. The pool opened on June 9th.
Willert made Motion 14-06-16:68 to approve the following salaries for pool employees: Trinity Bald Eagle-$7.25/hour;
Tess Byrd-$7.75/hour; Tia Carlson$7.75/hour; Marti Herber-$7.25/hour;
Taylor Merchen-$7.25/hour; Myla Pierce$7.50/hour; and Alana Romero$7.25/hour. The motion was seconded by
Shuck. A roll call vote was taken, with all
members voting yes and the motion carried 6-0. The bathroom project at the auditorium will start after July 4th. Willert
commended Solon, Riggins and Stilwell
for their hard work in getting the pool
ready to open. Willert stated that he will
work on guidelines for the keyless entry
system at the auditorium prior to the July
meeting.
It was brought up that there is a lot of
Canadian thistle at the lagoons. After discussion, Jorgensen made Motion 14-0616:69 to purchase 3 containers of gall
flies and 3 containers of stem miners to
be put at the lagoons. The motion was
seconded by Stolley. A roll call vote was
taken with all members voting yes and
the motion carried 6-0
F. Public Safety: The monthly report was
distributed.
G. Mayor’s Report: The elected official’s
workshop will be held in Pierre on July
23, 2014. Several pictures of locations in
town that are in need of repairs were distributed. A special meeting was set for
June 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to review the
information on the planning and zoning
ordinance.
Lund made Motion 14-06-16:70 to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Lurz,
with all members voting yes and the
meeting was adjourned at 7:52 p.m.
Harry Weller, Mayor
ATTEST:
Patty Ulmen,
Finance Officer
City of Kadoka
[Published July 3, 2014, at the total approximate cost of $86.09]

KADOKA CITY COUNCIL
SPECIAL MEETING
JUNE 25, 2014
7:00 P. M.
Mayor Weller called the special meeting
of the Kadoka City Council to order at
7:12 p.m. with the following members
present: Colby Shuck; Ryan Willert; Brad
Jorgensen; Cory Lurz; Dick Stolley; and
Arne Lund. Others present: Patty Ulmen,
Finance Officer; Alvin Pahlke, City Attorney; Jackie Stilwell; and Sarah DeVries.
At a special meeting held on January 27,
2014, the council reviewed the first five
(5) sections of the proposed zoning ordinance. There were a number of questions raised and those questions were
referred to legal counsel. This meeting
was to discuss the clarifications and answers to those questions. Additional
questions that were raised will be addressed by legal counsel. The mayor recommended that a special meeting be
scheduled for some time in July to review
the remaining sections of the ordinance,
and to have the city’s attorney present at
that meeting.
Lurz made Motion 14-06-25:71 to adjourn. The motion was seconded by
Willert, with all members voting yes and
the meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Harry Weller, Mayor
ATTEST:
Patty Ulmen,
Finance Officer
City of Kadoka
[Published July 3, 2014, at the total approximate cost of $15.27]

TOWN OF INTERIOR
APPROVED
REGULAR MEETING
MINUTES
JUNE 11, 2014
The Town Board of Interior met on June
11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Cowboy Corner.
Board Members present were Allen
Grimes, Sue Leach and Kelly Fortune.
Also present were Linda Livermont, Patty
Fortune, Shirley Gartner, Ansel WoodenKnife, and Cliff McClure.
Minutes for the 5/14/2014 regular meeting were approved as read by a motion
by Sue, seconded by Allen.
OLD BUSINESS: Concrete will be
poured by the end of the week for the
community center if weather permits. A
pad for the generator will also be poured
in case it is needed. Tines will not be able
to put in the culverts, so we will need to
get someone to install them.
July 4th was discussed. The parade will
be at 1:00, Picnic at 6:00 and fireworks
at dark. Linda will do posters and an ad
in the Profit 6/19 and 26th, Allen will
order the food and have the propane
tanks filled. We will need one more
gooseneck trailer. Ansel and Galen will
pick up the fireworks. Linda will check on
bounce castles, dumpsters and outhouses. After discussion, it was decided
that Linda will order a new town credit
card for Ansel so he can purchase for the
town.
The grant application for the generator
was discussed. Linda will find out some
more information on what needs to be
done. A letter is being sent to GWTC to
request a grant to help with our portion of
the generator (grant is a 75%/25% split
with FEMA). Motion to apply for the generator grant contingent on getting a grant
for a portion of our share was made by
Allen, seconded by Kelly.
Shirley asked what was being done
about the deadline for town cleanup. No
letter has been sent out yet. Shirley also
requested the town mow south of their
corrals and bill her. It was approved to
mow that part of Shirley’s lot.
NEW BUSINESS: Motion by Kelly, seconded by Allen to approve the following
malt beverage license renewals:
Badlands Cowboy Corner, Inc. dba Badland Cowboy Corner Inc., Retail (on-off
sale) Malt Beverage; Cristi L Guptill dba
Badlands Grocery, Package (off-sale)
Malt Beverage; Wagon Wheel, LLC, dba
Wagon Wheel Bar, Retail (on-off sale)
Malt Beverage; Charles Carlson dba
Horseshoe Bar, Retail (on-off sale) Malt
Beverage; and Richard and Dawn Tilson
dba Badlands Interior Motel and Campground, Inc (on-off sale) malt beverage.
Sue Leach abstained. Motion passed.
The town received a nice thank you from
Sandy Short Bull and the Interior School
students for the town’s donation to the Interior School Library. Sandy also wanted
to correct the April minutes. The grant Interior School received from GWTC was
$200, she did not know if the county took
any bookshelves or not, and she did not
know how many books were taken by the
county since the card catalog was also
taken.
Motion made by Allen seconded by Sue
to pay the following bills:
WREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553.28
Walker Refuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 747.96
Kieffer Sanitation &
Construction
Dumpster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,517.42
WRLJ, Water. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65.00
MasterCard, Fuel,
Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374.84
Kadoka Press,
Publication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.42
Cowboy Corner, cleanup day
and Easter egg hunt . . . . . . . . . 70.77
Trevor Williams,
sign lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350.00
SD Federal Property,
supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175.00
Dept. of Revenue,
Transfer Malt Bev License . . . 700.00
Greenblock, Community
Center Styrofoam. . . . . . . . . 1,995.00
Saufferer & Assoc.,
Floor Heat Parts. . . . . . . . . . 2,164.81
Allen Grimes ¼ wages . . . . . . . . . 92.35
Sue Leach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.35
Kelly Fortune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.35
Galen Livermont,
Wages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437.90
Ansel WoodenKnife,
Wages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147.76
Linda Livermont,
Wages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267.05

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Total Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,915.26
Motion by Allen, seconded by Kelly to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at
8:10 p.m. The next regular meeting will
be held July 9, 2014 at Cowboy Corner.
Finance Officer
Linda Livermont
[Published July 3, 2014, at the total approximate cost of $43.86]

PROPOSED BUDGET
2014-2015
KADOKA AREA
SCHOOL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the Kadoka
Area School District will conduct a public
hearing at the Kadoka School in Kadoka,
South Dakota on Wednesday, July 9,
2014 at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of considering the foregoing proposed school
district budget for fiscal year beginning
July 1, 2014, ending June 30, 2015, and
its supporting data.
Jo Beth Uhlir
Business Manager
Kadoka School District
GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES:
1111-Elementary
Instruction . . . . . . . . . . . .974,136.00
1131-High School
Instruction . . . . . . . . . . . . .530,879.00
1111-Title II, Part A . . . . . . . .59,317.00
1131-Title II, Part A . . . . . . . .45,835.00
Title II, Part A
Indirect Cost . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,918.00
Title II, Part A
Tech Support . . . . . . . . . . . .8,000.00
1140-Early Childhood . . . . . .24,686.00
1111-006 Title VIIIndian Education . . . . . . . .36,121.00
1111-212 Rti Grant . . . . . . . . .7,429.00
1273-Title I . . . . . . . . . . . . .608,303.00
2129-Guidance` . . . . . . . . . .95,947.00
2134-Health Services . . . . . . .1,600.00
2172-Occupational
Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800.00
2213-Improvement
of Instruction,Title II,
Part A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14,824.00
2229- Library . . . . . . . . . . . . .22,850.00
2227-Technology
in Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92,947.00
2319- Board of
Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40,472.00
2314-Election . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,455.00
2315-Legal Services . . . . . . .10,000.00
2317-Audit Services . . . . . . .17,950.00
2321-Office of the
Superintendent . . . . . . . . .104,865.00
2410-Office of the
Principals . . . . . . . . . . . . .224,215.00
2490-Medicaid
Administration . . . . . . . . . . .1,200.00
2523-Cooperative
Educational Unit . . . . . . . . . .1,080.00
2529-Office of the
Business Manager . . . . . .139,696.00
2549-Operation &
Maintenance of Plant . . . .277,735.00
2553-Bus Monitor
services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8,327.00
2559-Pupil
Transportation . . . . . . . . .134,587.00
2650-Fresh Fruit &
Vegetable Program . . . . . .15,300.00
2642-Recruitment
and Placement . . . . . . . . . . .1,000.00
4400-Unemployment . . . . . . . .2,000.00
6000-Co-Curricular . . . . . . .163,251.00
7000-Contingencies . . . . . . .70,000.00
TOTAL GENERAL
FUND
EXPENDITURES . . . . .3,740,725.00
GENERAL FUND REVENUES:
Revenue Local Sources:
1110-Ad Valorem Taxes . . . .647,089.00
1111-Mobile Home Taxes . . .18,500.00
1120-Prior Years Taxes . . . . . .3,500.00
1140-Utilities Taxes . . . . . . .155,000.00
1190-Penalties &
Interest on Taxes . . . . . . . . .2,600.00
1500-Interest Earned . . . . . . .1,800.00
1710-Admissions . . . . . . . . . .12,000.00
1740- Activity
Participation Fees . . . . . . . .1,000.00
1790-Yearbook . . . . . . . . . . . .3,900.00
1910-Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000.00
1940-Services Provided
other LEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,000.00
1973-Medicaid
Administration . . . . . . . . . .25,000.00
1990-Other local Revenue . . .6,000.00
Revenue County Sources:
2110-County
Apportionment . . . . . . . . . .48,000.00
Revenue State Sources:
3111-State Aid . . . . . . . . .1,358,856.00
3111-Sparcity Aid . . . . . . . . . .52,337.00
3112-State Apportionment . . .34,000.00
3114-Bank Franchise Tax . . .15,000.00
Revenue Federal Sources:
5110-Transfer in
from Impact Aid . . . . . . . .486,175.00
4121-National Minerals . . . . .60,000.00
4133-Bankhead Jones . . . . . .1,000.00

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4122-Taylor Grazing . . . . . . . . . . .50.00
4142-Title 7- Indian
Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36,121.00
4151-009 Fresh Fruit
& Vegetable Program . . . . .14,700.00
4151-021 College Access . . . .4,000.00
4159-Title II Part A . . . . . . . .130,894.00
4158-Title I . . . . . . . . . . . . .608,303.00
4169-Artist in Schools . . . . . . . .900.00
4175-Mtts Grant . . . . . . . . . . .7,500.00
5130-Sale of General
Fixed Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500.00
TOTAL GENERAL
FUND REVENUES . . . .3,740,725.00
CAPITOL OUTLAY
FUND EXPENDITURES
1111-Elementary
Instruction . . . . . . . . . . . . .188,380.00
1131-High School
Instruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28,000.00
2227-Technology in
Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26,400.00
2229-Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000.00
2547-Land and
Building Rental . . . . . . . . . .49,200.00
2549-Operation &
Maintenance of Plant . . . .279,850.00
2559-Pupil Transportation . . .34,500.00
2569-Food Service
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,700.00
3500-Community Service . . . . . . . .0.00
6930-Music Department . . . . . . . . .0.00
Reserve for Buildings/
5 year plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.00
TOTAL CAPITOL
OUTLAY
EXPENDITURES . . . . . . .613,030.00
CAPITOL OUTLAY REVENUES
1110-Ad Valorem Tax . . . . .251,165.00
1111-Mobile Home Taxes . . . .5,800.00
1120-Prior Years Taxes . . . . . .1,000.00
1190-Penalties &
Interest on Taxes . . . . . . . . .1,300.00
1510-Interest earned . . . . . . . .2,000.00
1990-Sale of surplus
property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600.00
Transfer from
Impact Aid . . . . . . . . . . . .332,165.00
Budgeted Fund Balance . . . .19,000.00
TOTAL CAPITOL
OUTLAY REVENUES . . .613,030.00
SPECIAL EDUCATION
EXPENDITURES
1226-Early Childhood
- Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . .23,631.00
1221-Programs for
Mild to Moderate
Disabilites . . . . . . . . . . . . .166,438.00
1222-Programs for
Servere Disabilities . . . . .189,595.00
1227-Early Intervention . . . . . . .500.00
2132-Medical Services . . . . . . . .600.00
2142-Psychological Testing
(Evaluation) Svs . . . . . . . . .21,499.00
2159-Speech Services . . . . .61,195.00
2162-Audiology Services . . . . . .500.00
2171-Physical
Therapy Services . . . . . . . . .1,200.00
2172-Occupational
Therapy Services . . . . . . . . .2,600.00
2213-Instructional
Staff Training Services . . . . .1,200.00
2715-Special
Education Director . . . . . . .36,413.00
2718-Programs for
Visually Impaired . . . . . . . . . . .100.00
2735-Pupil Transportation . . . .3,000.00
2740-Speech
Language Mileage . . . . . . . . . .650.00
TOTAL SPECIAL
EDUCATION
EXPENDITURES . . . . . . .507,921.00
SPECIAL EDUCATION REVENUES
1110-Ad Valorem Taxes . . . .345,253.00
1111-Mobile Home Taxes . . . .6,000.00
1120-Prior Years Taxes . . . . . . .900.00
1190-Penalties &
Interest on Taxes . . . . . . . . . . .900.00
1500-Interest Earned . . . . . . . . .500.00
1973-Medicaid
Administration . . . . . . . . . . .2,200.00
3111-State Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.00
4111-Impact Aid . . . . . . . . . . .22,000.00
4175-IDEA Part B 611 . . . . .120,926.00
4186-Pre School
Incentive (619) . . . . . . . . . . .9,242.00
TOTAL SPECIAL
EDUCATION
REVENUES . . . . . . . . . . .507,921.00
IMPACT AID FUND:
IMPACT AID FUND
EXPENDITURES/USES:
8110-Transfers to
Other Funds . . . . . . . . . . .848,340.00
IMPACT AID FUND REVENUES:
1510-Interest Earned . . . . . . .11,500.00
4111-Impact Aid . . . . . . . . . .360,000.00
Applied Cash on hand . . . . .476,840.00
Total: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .848,340.00
PENSION FUND EXPENDITURES
4800-Retirement . . . . . . . . . .81,299.00
PENSION FUND REVENUES
1110-Ad Valorem Taxes . . . . .80,099.00
1111-Mobile Home Taxes . . . .1,200.00
Total: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81,299.00
[Published July 3, 2014 at the total approximate cost of $89.89]

Classifieds
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$5.00 minimum for 20 words, plus 10¢ for each additional word.
Call 837-2259 or email: press @kadokatelco.com

For Sale

Real Estate

FOR SALE: 2006 Chevy 2500,
diesel Duramax. 35,000 miles. Call
Bob Eckert 837-2717 or 390-8255.
KP51-2tc

HOUSE FOR SALE: 4-5 bedrooms,
3 full baths, full finished basement
with fireplace, 2 large decks, oversized garage, underground sprinkler
system, price reduced. Call 605-3902615.
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FOR SALE: Nice 1996 Subaru
wagon, good car, very dependable,
AWD, cruise, air, 5-speed, 23-28
mpg, 140,000 miles. $2,800 or offer.
433-5455.
K51-1tc

Help Wanted
POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Full and
part-time CNA positions at the
Kadoka Nursing Home. Includes
benefits. Starting wage $9.75 for
newly trained CNAs and will negotiate wage for experience. Training
available at facility. Contact Heidi or
Jessica at 837-2270 or stop in to pick
up an application.
KP51-2tc
HELP WANTED: Part Time / Seasonal Jackson County Highway Department Truck Drivers. Truck drivers
to operate county truck with gravel
trailer to haul gravel on to county
roads. CDL required. CDL pre-employment and random drug and alcohol screening required. Salary
$25.00 per hour. Applications / resumes accepted. For information
837-2422, Fax 837-2447 KP49-5tc
HELP WANTED: Night shift position
for 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Cashier, cleaning, stocking. Always two people
working the shift. Apply at fuel desk.
Discount Fuel, Kadoka. KP50-2tc
HELP WANTED: Experienced waitstaff and cooks. Apply in person at
Aw! Shucks Cafe, Kadoka. 8372222.
KP51-2tc

Rentals
APARTMENTS: Spacious one-bedroom units, all utilities included.
Young or old. Need rental assistance
or not, we can house you. Just call 1800-481-6904 or stop in the lobby
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bath, 1-stall garage, bigger attached
garage. Price negotiable. Call David
840-2533 or Perry 280-2959.
K48-6tc

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Notices
CREATIVE CUTS has a new shipment of Dimock cheese made in
South Dakota and will also be adding
butter made at the Dimock dairy.
Stop in and see our selection. Monday, noon to 5:00, Tuesday-Friday
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HILDEBRAND
STEEL & CONCRETE: Will do all your concrete
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give you a quote. Office 837-2621,
Rich’s cell 431-2226, toll free 877867-4185.
K45-tfn
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all types of trenching, ditching and directional boring work. See Craig,
Diana, Sauntee or Heidi Coller,
Kadoka, SD, or call 605/837-2690.
Craig cell 390-8087, Sauntee cell
390-8604, email wrex@gwtc.net.
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records from those years will also become available.
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send cover letter, resume, certification, etc. to 516 8th Ave. West, Sisseton, SD 57262.
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Agriculture
Winner Regional
Extension Center

Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology,
Field Specialist 842-1267

A Tale of Two Fields
Research based information is
the foundation of answers to producer’s questions in the pursuit of
economically and environmentally
sound agricultural production.
Many of the ideas for research
projects, and learning opportunities, however, come from observations by farmers themselves. Some
of the most useful things I’ve
learned in my Extension career
have come about by spending time
in the field with farmers and
ranchers.
One such opportunity presented
itself recently, when a farmer
called about an alarming percentage (up to 30 %!) of white heads in
a wheat field adjacent to a tree
planting. The white heads were, of
course, the result of wheat stem
maggot, an insect that feeds on the
wheat stem just above the highest
node, cutting it off from the uptake
of moisture and nutrients. The
high percentage close to the tree
planting was attributed to be a result of the close proximity to the
grasses in the tree planting, which
serve as an alternate host to the
insect.
The wheat stem maggot is considered to be a sporadic pest, often
causing minimal damage, which is
fortunate, because there are few
options available for managing the
pest. Rotations that include nonhost (non-grass) crops will reduce
the potential for the buildup of
wheat stem maggot populations.
Also, control of volunteer wheat
eliminates this host for insect
buildup. Where practical, planting
after the Hessian fly ‘fly-free’ dates
will also reduce damage potential
by avoiding the fly activity period
in the early fall. Insecticidal control is impractical because of the
difficulty in determining the optimum timing for control.
So what does this have to do
with the title of this column, “A
Tale of Two Fields”? That came up
when the farmer stopped at an approach on the way back to his
headquarters. We had been talking about no-till and its benefits,
and as we looked across what has
been farmed as one field for several years, he explained that the
field had once been two. The fields
qualified for the CRP program and
were planted to grass and alfalfa
in 1987. When the contracts expired 10 years later, they were
both put back into production via
herbicide application. For a few
years after being converted to
cropland, the fields were farmed
separately. One field has been
managed with strictly no-till practices, while shortly after the conversion to cropland, the other had
been disked; once, about 15 years
ago.
Even recently, when the soil
was marginally dry enough to
plant, the producer reports being
able to plant the field that hasn’t
been tilled since 1987, when the
field tilled only once, about 15
years ago, was too wet on the soil
surface for even a planting operation.
No-till management has a multitude of benefits, but as I and
those attending the 2014 Dakota
Lakes Research Farm Summer
Tour learned, simply eliminating
tillage isn’t the whole answer. As
Jason Miller, Conservation Agronomist with the Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS), explained, the crop rotation you use,
your choice of crops, incorporating
cover crops and other factors all influence soil structure, soil health,
water holding capacity, water infiltration rate and other characteristics of your soil and how they will
affect your bottom line.
For more information on how to
improve your soil health, contact
your local NRCS field office, your
Regional SDSU Extension Center
or the NRCS “Soil Health Awareness” website: http://nitcnrcsbasewww.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrc
s/main/national/soils/health.
Calendar
7/29-30: IPM Field School,
SDSU Research Farm, Volga
8/19-21:
DakotaFest,
Schlaffman Farm, Mitchell

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Farm Service Agency| June Huston, County Executive Director, 859-2186 ext. 2
Crop Reporting and
NAP production
The deadline to timely report is
July 15, 2014. We have been provided a late file provision and with
the heavy LFP/LIP workload will
be utilizing it. You need to report
crop and crop use (grain, silage,
hay, etc), planting dates and who
shares in the crop. If you would
like a set of maps, please call and
we can email, mail or you may
pick them up. Once you have
recorded your crop data, you may
drop them off or mail in and we
will data load them as time allows.
Many of you can report as you sign
up for your LFP.
Production evidence for NAP
crops is July 15, 2014. Please contact the office if you need to report
your production. If you have experienced crop losses this year on
your NAP insured crop, please remember to file a notice of loss
within 15 days of the date you
know it happened.
Haakon Jackson County FSA
2014 County Committee
Election - Nominations Being
Accepted
Haakon Jackson County FSA
Committee Election Nominations
are being accepted through August 1, 2014.
County FSA Committee members are a critical component of
the day-to-day operations for FSA.
They provide valuable local input
to FSA programs by providing a
direct link between the decisions
that affect the delivery of FSA
agricultural programs.
In Haakon Jackson County
there are five Local Administrative Areas (LAA's). This year, two
of the five areas must elect or reelect a committee person to represent their area for a 3-year term.
This year, LAA #1 and LAA #3 are
up for election. Currently LAA #1
is being represented by Tucker
Smith and LAA #3 is Joe Hicks.
The County Office staff has
begun accepting nominations for
LAA #1 and LAA #3. The deadline
for submitting nominations is August 1st. Any qualified voter may
nominate a producer on a FSA
669A form. Producers may also
nominate themselves. Additionally, organizations representing
minority and women farmers or
ranchers may nominate candidates.
Livestock Disaster LIP,
LFP and ELAP
Eligible producers can enroll in
one of four programs administered
by the Farm Service Agency. The
Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) and the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) will
provide payments to eligible producers for grazing losses and/or
livestock deaths that have occurred due to adverse weather
since the expiration of the livestock disaster assistance programs in 2011, and including

calendar years 2012, 2013, and
2014. Deadline to apply for LFP
& LIP '12, '13 & '14 losses is
1/30/15.
The Emergency Assistance for
Livestock, Honeybees, and FarmRaised Fish Program (ELAP) provides emergency assistance to
eligible producers of livestock,
honeybees and farm-raised fish
that have losses due to adverse
weather, or other conditions, such
as blizzards and wildfires. ELAP
assistance is provided for losses
NOT covered by LFP and LIP.
Producers who suffered eligible
livestock, honeybee or farm-raised
fish losses during 2012 and 2013
program years must submit a notice of loss and application for payment to their local FSA office by
August 1, 2014. For 2014 program
year losses, the notice of loss and
an application for payment must
be submitted by November 1,
2014.
Conservation Reserve
Program (CRP) and the
Transition Incentive
program (TIP) re-opened
CRP consists of “continuous”
and “general” sign-up period.
Continuous sign up for the voluntary programs started June 9.
Under continuous sign-up authority, eligible land can be enrolled in
CRP at any time with contracts of
to 10 to 15 years in duration. In
lieu of a general sign up this year,
USDA will allow producers with
general CRP contracts expiring
this September the option of a
one-year contract extension. The
one-year extension only applies to
General Contracts that expire in
September and that won’t exceed
15 years when extended. Roberts
County has reviewed the expiring
General CRP Contracts Sign-ups
and they are all 15 year contracts
so we don’t have any that will
qualify for the one year extension.
If you have a CRP Contract expiring on September 30, 2014 and
are interested in re-enrolling all or
part of the acres please contact the
office. We will review your expiring CRP Contract acres to see if
they will qualify for one of the
Continuous Sign-up Practices.
Expiring CRP acres can be enrolled for the next year up to 6
months prior to the current CRP
Contract Expiration. If you have
expiring CRP please contact the
office as soon as possible to let us
know if you are interested in reenrolling or will be letting it expire. We would like to work on
these right away and get the new
contracts ready and approved.
If you are interested in offering
new land into Continuous CRP the
cropping history years have been
updated. The land has to be
cropped 4 of 6 years 2008 through
2013. If you have land eligible for
Farmed Wetlands Program signup
you have to have cropped the
acreage 3 out of 10 years 20042013. There is some additional cri-

teria if you had prevent plant
acres regarding either of these
cropping year options and we will
go over these with producers individually if they apply.
USDA enhances Farm Storage
Facility Loan Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced
the expansion of the Farm Storage
and Facility Loan program, which
provides low-interest financing to
producers. The enhanced program
includes 22 new categories of eligible equipment for fruit and vegetable producers.
Producers with small and midsized operations, and specialty
crop fruit and vegetable growers,
now have access to needed capital
for a variety of supplies including
sorting bins, wash stations and
other food safety-related equipment. A new more flexible alternative is also provided for
determining storage needs for
fruit and vegetable producers, and
waivers are available on a case-bycase basis for disaster assistance
or insurance coverage if available
products are not relevant or feasible for a particular producer.
Additionally, Farm Storage Facility Loan security requirements
have been eased for loans up to
$100,000. Previously, all loans in
excess of $50,000 and any loan
with little resale value required a
promissory note/security agreement and additional security, such
as a lien on real estate. Now loans
up to $50,000 can be secured by
only a promissory note/security
agreement and some loans between $50,000 and $100,000 will
no longer require additional security.
The low-interest funds can be
used to build or upgrade permanent facilities to store commodities. Eligible commodities include
grains, oilseeds, peanuts, pulse
crops, hay, honey, renewable biomass commodities, fruits and vegetables. Qualified facilities include
grain bins, hay barns and cold
storage facilities for fruits and
vegetables.
Contact your local FSA office or
visit www.fsa.usda.gov for more
about FSA programs and loans,
including the Farm Storage Facility Loan Program.
Important Dates
June 9: Continuous CRP Signup Begins
June 15: County Committee
Nomination Period begins
July 4: Office Closed Independence Day Holiday
July 15: 2013 NAP Production
Evidence Deadline
July 15: Acreage Reporting
Deadline for 2014 Crop Year
August 1- 2014 Land and Ownership Changes
August 1: last day to file
County Committee Election Nomination Forms

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