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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
Volume 105 Number 47 June 7, 2012
Kadoka’s planning and zoning comprehensive plan approved at public hearing May 30
~ by Ronda Dennis ~ With only 12 people voicing their opinion, they all had pretty much the same ideas at the planning and zoning comprehensive plan public hearing Wednesday night at the auditorium annex. And that was to clean up Kadoka. Committee members Kenny Wilmarth, Cindy VanderMay, Mike Groven and Kelly O’Connell presided over the meeting. Jim Brown was absent. Justin Otsea, the planner with Central SD Enhancement District, reviewed the goals and objectives of the plan. President Wilmarth said the planning committee will stay in force and this meeting was only for public approval. The legality of the committee’s work was questioned. Wilmarth said it was legal -- they are a committee to go over ideas and bring it to a public meeting. The committee asked if the public had any addition details for improvements and said it will be up to the city council to make changes. The city will have the final say after a public hearing, which could, at that time, be petitioned and brought to a vote of the people. “We don’t have any authority,” said Wilmarth. Our job was to come up with a guide to get started, he added. In dealing with hazardous buildings, Otsea said the city will need a legal base to start from. The city needs to consider the health hazards within the community. The need for a health hazard ordinance was discussed. “This would be a safety net for Kadoka’s future,” said city council member Ryan Willert. One person pointed out the fact that when people are driving into town they are greeted by a welcome sign and a junk yard behind it, which ruins the appearance of what a good town Kadoka is. City ordinances were questioned and how they are enforced, including the six-inch vegetation ordinance. Other comments included the number of vacant properties that need to be cleaned up. These lots could provide housing options for newcomers to Kadoka. It was also mentioned that there is no financial burden for people to clean up their vacated properties. However, taxes continue to go up for those who make improvements. “Someone is always going to be the bad guy,” said Groven who went on to say the city needs to not be too lax on enforcing ordinances. Another point was that some towns/cities have volunteers who work together to help clean up their town. Economic development is trying to recruit new businesses to the area and support the existing businesses. Now the FSA office has received word they will be closing the county office. What’s stopping businesses from coming to Kadoka was questioned. Housing is a big issue; there’s five requests now and no housing available. Eileen Stolley thanked the planning and zoning commission for all they have done. A motion carried to approve the planning and zoning comprehensive plan and submit it to the Kadoka City Council for approval. The next committee meeting to proceed with details of the zoning plan, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13. However a location was not determined. A copy of the comprehensive plan can be seen at the Kadoka City finance office, the county library or the city’s website: www.kadokasd.com
Kadoka Nursing Home’s Resident of the Month
Milton Sorensen was born in Plankinton on November 28, 1928. He lived there until the family moved to Wall when he was two years old. He was raised on the farm and attended school in Wall through the 9th grade. Milton lived in Wall on the family farm until he entered the Kadoka Nursing Home in July of 2010. His wife of 57 years, Mary Lou, and daughter, Jean, continue to live in the main farm house. His son, Jeff, and his wife live on the same ranch. Milton has three grandchildren. When walking into Milton’s room at the nursing home, you immediately see his love for John Deere tractors. From the green and yellow paint on the walls, the John Deere collage of posters and his John Deere green walker, you can tell he’s a collector. He has enjoyed trips to Iowa to attend John Deere Days. In addition, he enjoys to watch car racing. He’s traveled to the West Coast and south to the Oklahoma border. On the farm they raised cattle and had some milk cows. Milton’s favorite meal used to be hamburger, but now he’s on a breakfast kick. He will put in a request for some type of breakfast three meals a day. “Milton loves to joke and there’s never a dull moment when he’s around,” said Heidi Coller. Congratulations, Milton, for being selected as the June Resident of the Month at the Kadoka Nursing Home.
Jackson County FSA Office, one of four statewide offices to close
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Craig Schaunaman, announced on Thursday, May 31 that USDA Secretary Thomas A. Vilsack has approved the closure of four FSA county offices in South Dakota, a process that will begin immediately. After the required notifications have been provided to producers, FSA employees and office landlords, closure dates will be established and made publicly available. "FSA places the utmost priority on ensuring that our services to producers remain strong as this consolidation process begins," said FSA Administrator, Bruce Nelson. The agency will provide farmers and ranchers affected by closures an opportunity to choose the most convenient neighboring county office with which to conduct their future business with the agency. In addition, all employees in a closing office will be provided an opportunity to continue their work with FSA. As a federal agency, FSA has been affected by widespread budget reductions made by Congress. Since 2011, the Agency has lost 1,230 permanent employees through voluntary early separation and normal retirement. In addition, FSA has been forced to reduce discretionary administrative expenses by over 30 percent in the last fiscal year alone. The county offices confirmed for closure in South Dakota are the Campbell County FSA office in Mound City; the Harding County FSA office in Buffalo; the Jackson County FSA office in Kadoka; and the Jerauld County FSA office in Wessington Springs. For a complete list of FSA county offices affected by this decision, go to http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=about&subject=landing&topic=ofcs.
Vacation Bible School
The pre-school and kindergarten age children learned a little about forgiving, sharing and saying, “I’m sorry,” at Vacation Bible School on Thursday morning.
Commissioners will not get grader, mulcher; look into mold issues at county shop, library
~ by Robyn Jones ~ The Jackson County Commissioners held a special meeting on Wednesday, May 30 at 3:00 p.m. with all commissioners present. Purchase amounts and lease payments were presented for a John Deere motor grader. The grader had been leased to the City of Sioux Falls to be used during the winter months and has approximately 70 hours on it. Currently the county owns five graders, with one at Interior, one at Long Valley and three in Kadoka. Commissioner Glen Bennett stated that he compared repair costs for all the graders. The repairs for the Volvo grader is larger than the repair costs for the other graders, but the Volvo is used approximately 30% more. Highway Superintendent Mitch Olney said that the thermostat has been replaced on the Volvo. If the county would like to purchase the newer John Deere grader, it could be through a bid from another county. Further discussion continued about purchasing snow removal attachments for the grader. The commissioners tabled grader discussion until later in the meeting. Discussion was held on purchasing a mulcher and a packer and how they could benefit the county road maintenance. Olney said they are using the disc to pull the shoulders of the roads. Although the commissioners supported the idea of purchasing the new equipment, concerns were voiced about having enough funds in the budget for the mold issues that were addressed later in the meeting. A motion carried to not purchase a mulcher or a packer for the year 2012. Jackson County Sheriff Ray Clements, Jr. stated there is domestic violence training on June 12 and highway field training officer workshop on June 13 and 14 that he and the deputy would like to attend. The request was approved. Clements said that the new vehicle for the deputy is being used and will have the decals on soon. Jackson County Auditor Vicki Wilson stated that the county library was broken into. They gained access through an old exhaust fan hole. A freezer was unplugged, which ruin some perishable items, and some critters had gained access to the building as well. Wilson contacted Brigham Bennett to have the hole covered up. The incident has been reported to the insurance company. Commissioner Delores Bonenberger stated that she had visited with Marlene Knutson of Central South Dakota Enhancement District concerning the possible funding options to replace the library and the county shop in Kadoka. Knutson will be at the next meeting. States funds are available to help with the cost to replace road signs that no longer have the proper amount of reflective paint on them. The commissioners approved applying for the funding. Olney said Tom Luke & Sons have finished crushing and screening rock at the Kennedy pit and are in the process of moving to the May pit by Interior. The commissioners meet with Jackson County States Attorney Dan Van Gorp concerning drafting future contracts for service and the correct verbiage that should be used. Van Gorp said he should draft all future contracts and each contract needs to address what services are being requested and no longer using one contract for all services. Olney said the bridge on CS 23 leading to the Pat Guptill resident has been completed. A contract was presented from Brosz Engineering for them to be the on-site engineer at the CS 23 bridge construction site. Concerns were expressed about the installation of the bridge and whether it was correct. A motion was made and failed to approve the contract with Brosz, with Stilwell, Bonenberger and Twiss voting no. Commissioner Bennett said the contract should have been signed months ago and it was only to authorize Brosz to be the on-site engineer and does not approve payment or approve the final inspection of the bridge. A new motion was made and carried to approve the contract with Brosz. Commissioners discussed the condition of the county shop building in Kadoka. The building is leaking and appears to have mold inside the building. Mold is also a concern at the library. The commissioners instructed Olney to contact an air quality control business to inquire about an inspection. Mold inside the buildings is a health concern and solutions will need to be determined after inspections. Discussion continued regarding the purchase of the John Deere grader. With concerns about the unknown repairs of the shop and library and the costs for these repairs, a motion carried to not purchase the grader. The commissioners entered into executive session at 5:18 p.m. for personnel matters and returned to open session at 6:35 p.m. with no action taken.
Eve Patterson (L) and Adi Patterson work on their craft project. This age group worked from a jewel cross mosaic kit, making crosses with glitter glue and gems.
Bible verse … Another age group solved Bible verses. In teams, children fished four sealed zip-locked bags of verses from the swimming pool with their toes. They emptied the bags and put the words of each verse together.
Steady and slow … Wow, this is hard to keep it upright. This group worked hard to keep their pyramid from falling down. Bible School started on Monday at the Kadoka Presbyterian Church with an average of 60 students attending throughout the week. The number was more than twice as many as last year. Students attended May 29 June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The theme for this year’s Bible school was “Choose to Believe.” In addition to group activities, the children paired off into age groups for activities.
--photos by Ronda Dennis
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Writer’s Group will be meeting at the Jackson County Library on Wednesday, June 6. Kadoka Community Betterment Association meeting will be held on Thursday, June 7, 12:00 noon at the H&H Restaurant. Jackson County Commissioner’s meeting, Friday, June 8, 9:00 a.m. Kadoka City Council meeting, Monday, June 11, 7:00 p.m. Kadoka School Board meeting, Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m.
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TRAFFIC/COURT REPORT Jackson County, SD
Driving With Suspended (Not Revoked) License & Reckless Driving: 01-10-12: Jeffery Janis, Interior: Plea: Nolo Contendere; Plea date: 0314-12; Suspended licence: Fine and costs $66; 30 days jail with 29 days suspended. Reckless driving: Fine and costs: $251; 30 days jail with 29 days suspended. Jail is suspended based on the following conditions: unsupervised probation one year; pay fine, costs, blood test costs, attorney fees at rate of $50 per month or up to one year; obey laws. Driving Under the Influence - 2nd Offense: 06-16-11: Stacy Miles, Ft. Pierre: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 03-28-12; Fine and costs $1,169; 60 days jail with 55 days suspended based on the following conditions: pay fine, blood test costs and attorney fees by 3/28/13; obey all laws; file proof of alcohol treatment to clerk of courts by 4-05-12; no alcohol, drugs or marijuana; no bars; work permit authorized upon proof of insurance and proof of employment; surrender driver’s license by 4/03/12; report to jail on 4/03/12 at 7 p.m. to serve five days, may serve in Hughes County at his expense; work release authorized. Driving Under the Influence - 1st Offense & Possession of Alcohol by Minor: 10-15-11: Justin Janis, Interior: DUI: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 03-28-12; Fine and costs $669; 30 days jail suspended. Possession: Fine and costs $138; Jail is suspended based on the following conditions: no alcohol, drugs or marijuana; pay fine, blood test costs and attorney fees by 11/28/12; obey all laws; complete drug and alcohol evaluation and complete recommended treatment, file proof with clerk of courts; driving privileges suspended for 30 days concurrent.
Johnson and continued to run the shop. In April of 1951, he moved into his new shop on the west side of Main Street. In June of 1984, he sold the shop building and moved to a shop on 4th Street at Ann’s Motel where he continued to work part time until his retirement in 2011. He is survived by two daughters, Carla Brucklacher and her husband, Mark, of Wall, and Cleo Williams of Rapid City; four grandchildren, Stacy Keyser of Wall, Tyler Keyser of Baldwin, Wisc., Jennifer Tietsort and her husband, Ron of Custer, and Matthew Brucklacher and his wife, Sonja, of Greeley, Colo.; seven great-grandchildren, Brady Huether and his wife. Bibi. of Fort Collins, Colo,, Amber Huether of Fort Collins, Tayah Huether of Wall, Noah and Hope Tietsort of Custer, and Maylin and Alissa Brucklacher of Greeley, Colo.; one great-great-grandson, Maximilian David Huether of Fort Collins; one brother, Bud Williams of Philip; two sisters, Pearl Lurz of Philip and Loy Kellum of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends. Lynn was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Evelyn, on February 23, 2011; his parents, Frank and Hazel Williams; two brothers, Milo and Dale Williams; and one sister, Muriel Parkin. Memorial services were held Friday, June 1, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Darwin Kopfmann officiating. Music was provided by Dorothy Shearer, pianist, and Lynn’s grandchildren, Stacy Keyser, Tyler Keyser and Jennifer Tietsort, vocalists. Ushers were Jerry Johannesen and Bill Leonard. Interment with military honors was Friday, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. A memorial has been established. Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall. His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com’
I don't mind flying it’s airports I can't stand.
Recently, I needed to make a trip to visit some relatives. These days, the way the economy and gas prices are it turns out to be cheaper to fly. Even though, airlines no longer serve the delicious food of which they became famous. Several aspects about airplanes that give me cause for alarm. The person who designed the modernday airplane must have used one of the dwarfs for a model. I’m thinking, Grumpy. The seats, for example, are not built for the average posterior. I know I need to go on a diet but my airplane seat does not have to remind me of that auspicious fact. The restrooms do not have any room whatsoever to rest in them. The last one I was in I had to step outside in order to change my mind. What were they thinking when they designed and built these restrooms? Personally, I think it is a conspiracy on the part of the entire airline industry to harass those of us who are diminutive challenged. However, I can live with some of these inconveniences. I do not really mind flying it is the airports that I cannot stand. If there were some way to fly the friendly skies and eliminate airports I would be a happy flyer. It has been a while since I flew the friendly skies and so I had forgotten some of the airport rigmarole that paying customers must go through. I am surprised with all of the fees associated with flying these days someone has not come up with the bright idea of charging a fee for everyone to be patted down. In order to get to the airplane you have to go through a very sophisticated technological gateway. I had forgotten how thoroughly they check out their passengers. Everything needs placed into a tray, which then goes through a scanner to make sure nobody is transporting a bomb in his or her baggage. Then comes the dangerous part. Everybody has to take off his or her shoes, which makes the whole airport smell as if some bomb did go off. Not only shoes, but also everybody has to empty their pockets and take off all jewelry. Then, after putting all of my stuff in these trays, I was to walk through an archway to make sure I was not transporting a bomb in my underwear. As I walked through the buzzer went off. "Sir, do you have anything in your pockets?" I looked and found a pen, so I had to take that out and put in a tray. Again, I walked through and the buzzer went off again. "Sir, is there anything else in your pockets?" My wallet with credit cards and such things, which I did not realize was setting the buzzer off. I placed my wallet into the tray and then walked to the archway again. The buzzer went off again. At this point I was a little confused because I did not know what else I could take off. Therefore, I took off my sweater. Maybe something in the buttons that the archway did not like. Then the man on the other side of the archway spied what he thought was the trouble and said, "Sir, you have to take off your suspenders." "Say what?" I said in alarm. "You have to remove your suspenders." I looked at the man and then said, "You do know the purpose of suspenders, don't you?" With a distant disdain in his voice he simply said, "Sir, you will have to remove your suspenders." By the tone of his voice, I ascertained that he did not have the foggiest idea of the purpose of a gentleman's suspenders. I wear suspenders because they are fashionable, comfortable and serve a vital purpose for me. I looked at him and said, "Have you ever heard of wardrobe malfunction?" "Sir," he said in a practiced monotone, "you will have to remove your suspenders." I saw no way around this obstacle and if I wanted to get onto the airplane, I would need to go through this archway. Slowly I took off my suspenders and put them in a tray to send through the scanner. The archway buzzer did not go off this time, which was a relief to me, but once I was through the archway things happened. As I reached for the tray on the conveyor, I suddenly felt a gentle breeze, heard several shrieks behind me and felt something grab my ankles. Wardrobe malfunction! Sure, you can grab your trousers and pulled them up but you still have to live with the fact that you actually mooned potential fellow passengers on the airplane. I am not sure which is worse. A bomb in your underwear, or, your underwear on display. After adjusting everything and picking up my briefcase, I noticed several people pointing in my direction and laughing. Believe me, a wardrobe malfunction is not anything to laugh at unless of course it happens to someone else. Sitting in the airplane waiting to take off a verse of Scripture dominated my thinking. "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world," (John 16:33 KJV). Whatever our tribulations might be, we can rest unabashed in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Lynn Williams, age 90 of Wall, S.D., died Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. Lynn Williams was born March 24, 1922, north of Wall, the son of Frank and Hazel (Percy) Williams at their country home. He was raised on the family farm 20 miles north of Wall. He attended the Sunnyside School through the eighth grade and graduated from Wall High School in May of 1940. After graduation he moved with his brother, Bud, to Cottonwood where he helped operate the Dr. Cowan ranch. Lynn married Evelyn Knapp at Rapid City on May 12, 1945. He entered the U.S. Army in May of 1945. He took his basic training at Camp Livingston, La. From there he went to Ft. Ord, Calif. In December of 1945, he was sent to Adak, Alaska, in the Aleutian Islands, where he served as mail clerk and the Company Barber in the 1583 Engineers Infantry Division. He returned October 1, 1946, when he was honorably discharged and returned home to Wall. He worked for his father-in-law moving houses until September of 1947. On September 29, 1947 he entered the Sioux City Barber College at Sioux City, Iowa. He returned to Wall in April of 1948 and did his apprentice work under the late Sam Johnson. He later purchased the barber equipment from
Rick Holm, M.D., Medical Editor
Early to bed?
I must admit I am not one for getting enough sleep. Like many others, I have an internal drive and clock, which I presume comes from the combination of disparate genetic threads of many and varied ancient ancestor. Somewhere from back in the recesses of my heredity appears the desire to stay up late, revel, and dance around a campfire. Yet within this same combination of chromosomes appears also a separate and compelling force to get up early and get work done. The result of the coming together of just such ancestral drives is a guy who cuts short his daily requirement of sleep. I’m always pushing it, and short naps are my only saving grace. Having watched the scientific literature about sleep through the years, until now I have noted that the data has been relatively inconclusive about the value of getting more sleep. Of course grandmothers have always scolded those who wanted to stay up late, and Ben Franklin joined in with, “Early to bed and early to rise makes you healthy wealthy and wise.” But where is the proof that people would benefit from getting more sleep? A recent small study seems to clarify that question. It followed 11 male basketball players and monitored their sleep, finding the actual sleep obtained in this group was between six to nine hours. The researchers then required players to get at least 10 hours of sleep per night, including naps, for about seven weeks. Measurement of player abilities before and after the sleep intervention found that with increased sleep the players ran faster sprints by five percent, free throw percentages increased by nine percent, three-point field goal percentages increased by 9.2 percent, and the players reported feeling and doing better during games. Of course there is also scientific data to say that individual needs vary, and as a person ages sleep needs lessen. We also know that too much sleep can result from depression, and we don’t exactly know what the ideal hours of sleep would be for what age and what individual. That said, perhaps it is time to heed what Grandmothers have told us for years, we would do better if we got more sleep.
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Badlands National Park begins summer season
Sunday, May 27th marked the beginning of summer ranger programs at Badlands National Park. Visit the park this summer and learn about fossils, geology, ecology and local history. Check out http://www.nps.gov/badl for more information. Ben Reifel Visitor Center is open from 7:00 - 7:00 for the summer. White River Visitor Center, located in the park's South Unit is open from 8:00 - 5:00 daily. Special Night Sky programs are offered throughout the summer, Friday-Monday each week, and begin immediately after the Evening Program. Evening Programs begin nightly at dusk. Meet at the amphitheater, located next to the Cedar Pass Campground a quarter mile from the Ben Reifel Visitor Center. Join the ranger for a Star Tour, and stay for opportunities to view celestial objects through several professional telescopes. Monday, June 4 was the grand opening of the Saber Site, a fossil quarry located directly adjacent to the Ben Reifel Visitor Center. Rangers and paleontologists will lead groups around the site where Junior Ranger Kylie Ferguson made her Saber Tooth Cat discovery in June, 2010. Learn about the fossil record at Badlands National Park while experiencing an active paleontological dig. The public is also invited to visit the fossil prep lab, which will be located in the Ben Reifel Visitor Center. Hours for the quarry and the prep lab are 9:00 - 4:30 daily through the summer. Visit the White River Visitor Center, found along SD Highway 27, 20 miles south of Scenic, SD to discover more about the park's cultural stories. Attend a walk or storytelling program throughout the summer. Coming events: The 4th Badlands Heritage Celebration will take place July 20-22. Activities will take place in both the North and South Units of the park. The first Badlands' Astronomy Festival will take place August 17-19. Many special guests, activities and presentations will be announced closer to that date. Badlands is known for its rugged beauty and striking geologic deposits containing one of the world's richest fossil records. The rich cultural history of the Oglala Lakota people and local homesteaders is also integral to the park story. Visitors are encouraged to bring water, a jacket, sunscreen and insect repellent for all park programs. Regular park entrance fees apply. For information on lodging and camping reservations in the park, please refer to Cedar Pass Lodge at http://www.cedarpasslodge.com/lod ging.
Read 1 Samuel 16:6-13 What do you live for each day? A pay raise? Retirement? Then perhaps you've discovered the reality that basing aspirations on getting ahead in this world typiWhat Is Your True Purpose? cally ends in disappointment. People with a misguided sense of direction often wonder why they feel unfulfilled. Maybe you've already realized a goal of saving for the future or moving up the corporate ladder. You give to charity and volunteer at church, but somehow still feel a sense of insignificance or aimlessness. If so, there is a truth you need to hear: God gives each of us life for a very specific reason: to serve Him. Nobody finds inner peace without reconciling this fact. Our society teaches us that pleasure, prosperity, position, and popularity will make us happy--but living in the service of self always leaves an emptiness no earthly reward can fill. Besides, worldly philosophy won't stand the test of time. Few of us are going to live even 100 years. So whatever we'll become in this life, we're in the process of becoming that right now. Consider David: he was anointed king long before actually assuming the role (1 Sam. 16:12). He spent many years serving the purpose of God in insignificant places while developing into a great man. As his story shows, discovering God's purpose for your life is the surest path to success. Our heavenly Father's purpose for our lives comes from His heart of love--which is perfect. None of us can foretell the great things He has in store for us, but we can trust His plan completely. Surrender to Him today and say, "Not my will, Lord, but Yours be done."
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We currently buy all our milk at the store. This is a fine arrangement and means I don’t have to contend with a milk cow morning and evening most days of the year. Said critters tend to be somewhat cantankerous and hard to get along with. For many years, however, there I was regularly out in the barn trying to coax white liquid from the underside of a large mammal while the barn cats lurked around waiting for a handout. I still have a photo taken by my sister of me balanced precariously on a one-legged stool by a cow with my head against her flank and several cats in attendance. I don’t look unhappy in the photo which probably reflects my attitude that this was something that needed to be done and not any big deal. For those of you who haven’t had this unique experience, let me mention that some cows are fairly easy to milk and just stand their munching on their grain while you extract the liquid. Others are difficult and want to move around a lot, step in the pail, kick and generally keep you on high alert for the unexpected. In the summer, they always have some flies, even if you spray them regularly, so they keep their tails moving about. As a result, the dirty tail may repeatedly smack you across the head which is irritating. Some cows are often waiting at the barn door when it’s time for them to be milked since they cherish the grain you normally feed them. Other times, they’re lurking in the far corner of the pasture and are loathe to be brought in. A horse is probably required to shift them and get them all the way to the barn. One time, as I recall, I tired of saddling the horse and decided to fetch the current beast home with a little motorcycle I had. Unfortunately, the cow dodged down a draw and I tried to follow which wasn’t a good idea. I somehow hit a soapweed and fell over while the tricky animal gamboled on down the draw. I was then forced to go saddle the horse to accomplish the gathering job. The motorcycle incident was enough to teach me that, in rough country, horses are better for gathering cattle than motorcycles so the machine thereafter stayed in the shop. I compromised by sometimes riding the horse bareback instead of saddling up which I guess saved a little time and made things seem a tad simpler. After you finally have the milk in the pail, though, your work isn’t quite yet done. The next step involves running the liquid through a strainer to remove any bits of dirt and/or flies that have somehow gotten into the works. Then you pour the milk into jars or bottles and set it in the refrigerator. Alternately, you run it through a separator to separate out the cream which is then either made into butter or used some other way. The skimmed milk might be fed to something else like the chickens or else drunk although I never cared much for it. Skimmed milk without cream is somewhat blue and dull tasting. I still don’t like it. Wife Corinne tells a story from her family of giving skimmed milk to migrant workers until the people told them they didn’t want any more of that “blue milk.” I see their point. It isn’t worth much. When I was real young, we had a large separator in an outbuilding where Mom or others usually did the separating. This was a leftover from when many cows were milked for added income during the depression. There was no running water there, but a bucket of water was brought along to rinse things afterwards. Every so often the whole business was brought inside and washed thoroughly. Later we had a small separator in the house and still do for that matter. Current health regulations would frown greatly at such “unsanitary” procedures, but we seemed to survive them just fine. Churning butter was another activity of my youth, and we had a big glass bottle with a hand-turned crank through the lid to paddles inside. You could make butter while watching TV providing the cream was the right temperature and age. Sometimes you had to work at it a really long time, and other times it came right away. Then you had to remove the butter with a paddle, wash it, salt it, and maybe press it into a wooden mold to make a brick you could freeze. When the butter paddle wasn’t in use for dealing with butter, your mother could threaten to use it on you when you misbehaved. This was a normal threat in our household, so much so that one hired man gave me a butter paddle for my birthday one year as a joke. I was not terribly amused, but I still have that wooden utensil. Friend Don didn’t care much for milk cows either. At Bible study one night, we were discussing the serpent in the Garden of Eden. Don said that God probably had a milk cow standing by in case the serpent didn’t work out. Apparently, milk cows were only one step above snakes in Don’s opinion, and it can be so. Anyway, as you can see, milking cows is fine and gives tasty milk except in the early spring when it tends to taste grassy. It is, however, a lot of work. I prefer buying my supply at the store. Suit yourself, though. Go out and buy yourself a cow if you want to. You might like it.
Bunny Green was visited by her granddaughter from Oklahoma on Saturday evening. She was headed to Sturgis to visit her mom and then on to Nevada to visit her dad, Gary, for part of the summer. Bunny got to church on Sunday, and Rodney Schnee stopped by for a visit in the afternoon. Rodney used to service Bunny’s car in Kadoka when he worked at a garage. Later, the two worked together at the Burns Brothers truck stop for about sixteen years. Bunny said Wally Wells hasn’t been around with the mail as much this week as usual since he was in Nebraska part of the time arranging pasture for some of his cattle. Scot and Jodie O’Bryan had quite a lot of company this past week. Their son, Taylor, came from Yankton for a couple of days with his wife and son, Vicki and Thomas. Jodie’s sister from Edmond, Oklahoma also came, and, since her brother, Wade, knew she was coming, he also came from Lodgepoll, SD, to see his sisters. Both were here a couple of days and also visited their mom in Kadoka at the nursing home. Various young gals have been around, too, getting instruction in barrel racing and pole bending. On Sunday, Lyle O’Bryan and Dan Smiley stopped by for a while. During all this, Jodie is back to running the diner out at 1880 Town. She has a couple of local gals helping here along with one from Missouri and one from Oklahoma. Francie Davis took part in a 13mile run along the Mickelson Trail near Deadwood on Sunday. She has done 5K runs previously, but this longer effort was a bit more of a challenge. Chad and the boys hung out together at home, however. Chad said he figured God had provided wheels and hooves so people could avoid this pedestrian mode of transportation, and the males of the family were taking advantage of that. Colter and Abby Carlson and kids have been busy with brandings of late. On Sunday, they went to Midland to help Abby’s sister, Bridget, and family with their branding. On Monday, they were planning to brand at their place and again on Friday. As a result, cooking for branding crews and branding were the major activities. Mike Blom helped Dolezals brand on Sunday. He said the weather was beautiful and things went very well indeed. They had a good crew and things went better than he’d seen in a while even with more calves than usual. Back at home, Mike is enjoying watching the ducklings he bought this spring. They have about doubled in size but are a little slow in feathering out and look a bit scruffy. Four of them are white and four have coloring similar to Mallards. Mike was amused that the little critters seemed to be hatched knowing that millers were good to eat. In any event, when the light above them attracted millers, the ducklings were not slow in rushing around gobbling them up.
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“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter which fork you use.” Emily Post Howard and Nette Heinert were decorating graves at St. John cemetery last Monday when they met and visited with Ida and Paul Karlin of Winner, who were also busy decorating graves. Howard and Nette got the minisprinkler circle operating on their garden, and when June Ring visited Thursday morning, she saw it in action. Pretty neat! Friday Beau and Chris Heinert headed for Wahoo, NE, to join friends helping TJ have a bachelor party before his wedding, which is coming up June 16. Saturday Dan and Susan Taft joined forces with Howard and Nette Heinert and they traveled to auctions. The guys headed for a machinery sale near St. Francis, while the ladies went to a household auction in Kilgore. After they returned home, Morgan joined Dan and Susan and they had supper with Howard and Nette that evening. The Hubers were all set to start planting sunflowers Saturday morning, when the planter had a serious breakdown right in the yard. After some hunting, parts were found in Harlan, IA, so Bill and Kenda set off on that lengthy journey, and returned with the necessary parts in the wee hours Sunday morning, and made it to church at 8:00 a.m. They saw a lot of farming scenery in both states. Erin Heinert took her belated Memorial Day weekend, and came home Thursday. Friday she accompanied her parents, Gary and Anne, to Rapid City, where they visited Marilyn Heinert in the hospital. Stanley had taken her there for hip replacement surgery on Thursday. He stayed with her the whole time, and Sunday plans were to bring her to the Valentine hospital to a swing bed, where she will have therapy and rehab for a week or so. Rueben and Jan Ring attended the wedding of Tanner Lolley and Shelby Horsely in White River Saturday evening. Linda and Erna Totton were in the area last Monday decorating graves in the Norris and St. John cemeteries. One of the stops was also a visit at the home of June Ring. Maxine Allard has now set her tomato plants out in the garden, hoping that the danger of frost is past. The Eric Staab family and Jean Kary stopped in this past weekend at Ace Kary’s, as they were on their way to the Black Hills for Eric, Cordelia and Eric’s sister to take part in the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon, joining over 3,000 making the effort. Report came in Sunday that Eric, Cordelia and the sister finished the marathon. Jason and Patrick Lehman were in Iowa last weekend for a cousin’s graduation. This past week from Tuesday through Friday, Patrick was among the seniors who went on a to Denver. Don and Anna Mae Letellier were guests of James and Marjorie Letellier last Tuesday. Thursday Jim and Marjorie had business in Phillip. LuAnn Beckwith was visiting her sister, Julie, in Kilgore that day, and stopped in to chat with Jim and Marjorie for a while on her way home to Pierre that evening. Friday Julie and Marjorie were in Mission to pick up garden plants at the greenhouse at Sinte Gleska. The Burma family was in Miller all week for Bible School. Saturday the three older children took part in the Hershey Races in Pierre. Word was received of the death of Asa Vern Long Warrior on Friday. Arrangements for the funeral are pending. Earl and Connie Geide of Hartford stopped in to visit Bill and Marjorie Letellier Tuesday, May 29. They are Flying Farmer friends and had been in Rapid City. Bill and Marjorie are still working at cleaning up all the stubborn sludge that came in the basement from the rain, hail and wind storm a few weeks ago. Jan Rasmussen attended the Memorial Day services last Monday morning at the school and cemetery, and the meal afterward in the Janklow Room. Daughter Amy Lehman was a member of the band that played for the service. Robert and Sharon Ring were in Rapid City May 30. Daughter Debbie of Spearfish was home again this weekend. Torey, Linda, Jeremy and Tyler Ring were in Gillette, WY, last weekend for the graduation of Linda’s nephew, Richard Bierman. Linda’s parents were there from Hamilton, MT, so there was good visiting all around. The reception was held in her sister’s home. This past Thursday, Linda met Torey and the boys for lunch in White River when she got off work
at Rosebud, and then Linda and Jeremy went on to Murdo for Jeremy’s dental appointment. He had teeth removed in preparation for braces. Torey and Tyler went back home, helping Robert and Bruce get things ready for chopping hay, which began on Saturday and finished up Sunday late afternoon. Not much of a crop, due to hail, frost and bug damage. Hopefully a second cutting will be better. Susan and Morgan Taft went to Martin for parts Thursday, and visited Judie Simmons and Cindy Knecht and boys while there. Richard and Noreen Krogman were among those at the branding party at the museum on Sunday, May 27, where 68 brands were put on the boards. May 30, Noreen was in White River for the 4-H Leaders meeting, where the summer calendar was set up. Cliff and Elaine Krogman and family were in Castle Rock, CO, for the wedding of daughter DeeDee to Keith Raymond on May 27. Son Greg’s birthday was also that day, so they celebrated that, too. The South Pine Band played for Tanner and Shelby Lolley’s wedding dance at the Dollar Days Saturday evening. Bruce and Jessie Ring had a foster parents meeting in Mission on Tuesday, so June stayed with the children and fed them supper that evening. Wednesday June was a supper guest again, as she had been over there helping Bruce line up things for the Thrivent board meeting at St. John that evening. Thursday afternoon June Ring picked up Deb Faber in Murdo and they traveled together to Watertown for the 57th Annual SD LWML District convention. The theme this year was “Listen! Laugh! Love!” There were 268 in attendance, and two of those were Gert Ring and her sister, Margaret Bousfield, of Parker. It was good to visit with them and the many other friends there. They returned home Saturday night. Last Monday Irene Kaufman had visitors for Memorial Day, who were Ed, Carol, Pete and Marla Ferguson. This past Saturday Pete and Marla were visitors again. Sunday after church, Gene and Marjorie Popkes picked up Irene and took her with them to Rapid City to watch the play at the Journey Theater, “Not Just High Water,” which is about the 1972 flood. Irene’s great-granddaughter, Alexandria Boyd, was in the play.
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South Dakota Health Care Association’s Century Club is in search of the 2012 Centenarian of the Year. In order to qualify for this honorable recognition, your birth date must be before June 4, 1899! You must be at least 113 years old to be considered to earn this recognition. According to Century Club records, Beryl Kapaun who lives in Salem, SD, was born June 4, 1899, is currently the eldest living South Dakotan celebrating her 113th birthday! The Century Club is open to everyone in the State of South Dakota upon reaching his or her 100th birthday. There are no dues and every inductee receives a specially designed, framed certificate and membership card. The Century Club has inducted over 1,000 members since it began in 1997. A specially designed, framed certificate will be presented to the current eldest living Century Club Member recognizing him or her as the “Centenarian of the Year." If you know someone in your community that would qualify for the Centenarian of the Year or you want an application to induct someone in to the Century Club, please contact LuAnn Severson, Century Club Coordinator, South Dakota Health Care Association at 1-800-952-3052 or write: Century Club, South Dakota Health Care Association, 804 N Western Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 or you may download an application at www.sdhca.org.
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Greg and Dana Badure and kids took in the matched bronc ride at Ft. Pierre on Saturday. It was a beautiful night for such things, and they made it back home just before the thunderstorm hit. One major highlight of the bronc rides was that rodeo champion, Billy Etbauer, came and sat just a couple seats from them, and Brisa and Martin were able to get his autograph. Billy was honored with a bronze statue during the event and a larger statue will be erected in Ft. Pierre as well. Back at home, Paula Vogelgesang came by and brought some plants for Dana. The kids are also looking forward to the play days that will be starting at Jodie and Scot O’Bryan’s on Tuesday evening and more Tuesdays during the summer. Brisa was planning to get her horse ready on Monday and is prepared to learn more about barrel racing and pole bending. Younger kids sometimes ride stick horses if they aren’t quite ready yet for real ones. Greg, meanwhile, is now putting in twelve-hour days out at the rest areas east of town and will be during the tourist season. Al and Bax Badure moved their cattle over to Spinsby’s this week for the summer. The move is generally a two-day affair. Jo Rodgers has been on the road a lot this week. This weekend, she attended a meeting of the National League of Postmasters in Chamberlain since she is on the board for the South Dakota branch. She also worked at the Presho post office a couple of times last week, once at Belvidere, and rest of the time in Murdo. Jo said she regrets not investing more in Goodyear stock considering how much rubber she seems to be burning on the roads. Jory Rodgers started baseball practice in Kadoka this week. Although Jory knows how to drive, as do many kids his age, he is only still eleven so he can’t drive himself. His folks take him or he catches a ride with Mark DeVries since Geoffrey and Greyson DeVries are also on the team. John reports that JR’s was really busy on Sunday afternoon after the branding crews from both south and north stopped in on their way home. Forty people were there at one time. John also said Jory had helped with the mowing over at the cemetery last week in preparation for Memorial Day. A lot of other people had helped with that as well. Glenn Freeman will be having a procedure in Rapid City this week to hopefully loosen up his new knee joint. This isn’t a major form of surgery, but Glenn figures there will be a return to some pain just the same. The knee hasn’t been improving as fast as expected, and this procedure is expected to help things along.
SD highway patrol conducts statewide enforcement campaign
The South Dakota Highway Patrol conducted a state-wide enforcement saturation on Friday, May 25 to kick off their “100 Days of Heat” Safe Driving Campaign. Summer is a deadly time of year for drivers on South Dakota roads with more than half of South Dakota’s traffic fatalities happening during the summer months. Each year, the days with the highest travel and car accident numbers are the holidays – Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Troopers around the state were out in force on all Interstate and state highways Friday, the start of the Memorial Day weekend. Troopers issued traffic citations and warnings for a wide variety of violations. Statewide totals for Friday, May 25 include 278 citations and 544 warnings for speeding, 11 DUI arrests and 27 drug arrests. 100 seat belt violations were also addressed. Fortunately, there were no fatalities, and only three injury and six non-injury accidents. “Our mantra remains the same: Use your seatbelt. Don’t drink and drive. Follow the speed limit,” says Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the SDHP. “If you obey those rules, everyone will have a safe and enjoyable summer.”
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Polly Kujawa had several visits from her son, Jim, this week. She really enjoyed seeing Payton, Aiden and Trista Hedderman. Dwight Louder was honored with a visit from his wife, Dorothy, and his son, Darin Louder, and his daughter, Roxanne Whitaker. He enjoys catching up on the farm news. He also had a nice visit with Nel and Janet Louder on Sunday. Winona Carson was blessed with lots of company this week. She had several visits with Mel and Wilma Carleton and Ron and Renate Carson. Scott and Wayne Carson and Oliver and Gayle Carson also stopped in to see Winona. This week Robert Tridle enjoyed a visit with his wife, Roseanne, and their daughter, Gina, and her husband, John. Paula Vogelgesang stopped by to chat with Carol Borelson. Paula brought us in some tomato plants for our garden, which we really appreciate. Ruth Klundt went with her husband, Lyle, to Brookings to attend the graduation of her grandson over the weekend. She said everything went really well and they sure enjoyed themselves. Mary Bull Bear had several visitors this past week. Sonia, Esperanza, Carsyn, Mary and Nevaeh stopped in to visit. Her sister, Donna, and her niece, Louella, also came to visit. Elaine Roghair stopped by to visit her aunt, Harriet Noteboom, and her friend, Mary Ellen Herbaugh. Harriet really enjoys spending time with her family. Lova Bushnell came by on Saturday afternoon to visit several residents and took part in the dice game. We love to see her and she is a blessing to us all. Mary Schnee stopped by several times to visit her husband, Harold. Harold also had a nice visit from Nate, Noah, Jenna and Monta on Sunday afternoon. Robert Young had a good visit with his daughter, Beth Murray. Rev. Gary McCubbin lead worship service for the residents on Sunday. Many of the residents enjoyed going to the garage sales that were held on Saturday in Kadoka. They bought several different items of clothing or knick-knacks to decorate their rooms.
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Cindy and Kenny Wilmarth drove to the National Cemetery near Sturgis on Tuesday of last week to attend the services being held there for Cleo Zacher. Cleo was from Hot Springs and died on Friday, May 25. They returned home the same day. Audra Clements of Murdo and Harold Moran were married in White River on Saturday, May 26. Their wedding reception was held in Murdo at the George Mickelson Gym. Audra is the daughter of Holly Clements and the granddaughter of Thesa Ireland. Among other relatives there were Callie and Tim Rhead of Bonesteel and Terry Ireland of Sioux Falls. Joyce Hicks accompanied Raymond and Linda Hicks of Rapid City to Pierre on Saturday where they attended a dance recital. The children of Chad and Leslie Hicks of Pierre participated in the recital. Later that day they all attended a birthday party at the Pizza Ranch for six-year-old Ryan Rae Berry. Joyce, Linda and Raymond all returned home on Sunday. A family reunion was held at the Frying Pan Ranch south of Kadoka for several members of the Pettyjohn/Prang family over the Memorial Day weekend. Three members of the family, one from Colorado and two from California were buried at the family cemetery near the Cross at the ranch. The honor guard from Wanblee also were there for the ceremonies. About forty relatives from Montana, Colorado, California, Illinois, Nebraska, Arkansas and South Dakota were present. While here the family toured the Pearl Hotel and the Kadoka Museum. Ted Pettyjohn of Sturgis is in Rapid City Regional Hospital. He was scheduled to have a pacemaker put in on Monday according to his sister, Nona Prang. Jackie Stilwell and children and her sister, Janelle Popwell and Shanee of Wellington, TX, left on Tuesday for a trip to Yellowstone National Park. Janelle and Shanee had arrived in Kadoka on Sunday of last week and Janelle left for home Monday. Shanee will remain with her grandma and grandpa, Bonnie and Bruce Maden, and other relatives for a few days. Lynda and Michael Vigus, their son, John, and his son, Julian, arrived in Kadoka on Friday night to spend the weekend at the home of Sydne Lenox. They are helping Sydne get ready for a move to the former Joyce Stout home. Lynda and Julian are staying for a few more days, while Michael and John return to their home in Freeman on Monday. Jeff and Jamie Willert took part in the Casey Tibbs Matched Bronc Ride in Ft. Pierre on Saturday night. Jim and Debra Willert, Cindy and Jerry Willert, and Christy Willert all attended the event. Jamie got a score of 69 and Jeff a score of 66 in the first round, which eliminated them from going to round two. Jesse Bail was in a three-way tie for first place. Billy Etbauer and his family and his parents were all present as Billy was honored that night. Ty Thompson won a rodeo held in Cherokee, IA, with a score of 83. The rodeo was held May 31 through June 3, and he received a check for $1,207.
The Saber Site, fossil prep lab open at Baldands
June 4, 2012 marked the grand opening of the Saber Site and fossil prep lab at Badlands National Park. The fossil quarry, located just outside the Ben Reifel VisitorCenter, will be staffed by paleontologists and park rangers through the summer. The fossil prep lab will be in the visitor center classroom. Stop by between 9:00 – 4:30 daily to observe science in action and learn more about the discoveries being made. The Saber Site contributes greatly to understanding the fossil record at Badlands National Park. On May 30, 2010, seven year old Kylie Ferguson discovered a fossil in this same spot while participating in a Junior Ranger program. She did the right thing – she reported her find, allowing paleontologists to identify the fossil as the skull of an extinct saber tooth cat, Hoplophoneus. While all fossil finds are scientifically important, this one was even more so because of the condition of the skull, and the fact that it contained bite marks. CT scans have been done of the skull in a partnership between Rapid City Regional Hospital, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and Badlands National Park in a quest to determine the fate of this animal. The public is welcome to observe and interact with paleontologists and park rangers at the site and the lab, and perhaps even be present as more fossils are uncovered. All resources in the park are protected. Please enjoy the fossils, rocks and plants, and take only pictures. For more park information see http://www.nps.gov/badl or follow us on Twitter @BadlandsEdu, and @Badlands_Ranger.
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Schlabach, Good earn positions on SD National Junior High School Rodeo team
Ryan Schlabach, a seventh grade student, at the Kadoka School and Carson Good, a seventh grade student, at the Long Valley School, have both earned a position on the South Dakota National Junior High Rodeo team. They will be traveling to Gallup, New Mexico from June 24 to June 30 to compete at the 8th Annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo. Schlabach will be competing in the bull riding event and Good will be competing in the goat tying event. Featuring more than 1,000 contestants from 47 states, Canadian provinces and Australia the National Junior High Finals is the world’s largest junior high rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $75,000 in prizes, NJHFR contestants will also be vying for more than $100,000 in college scholarships and a chance to be named the National Junior High Finals Rodeo Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top twenty after go-rounds of intense competition before advancing on to the final championship performance which will be held on Saturday, June 30. Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NJHFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy volleyball, tugof-war, contestant dances, family oriented activities, church services sponsored by Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, and the chance to shop the western tradeshow, as well as visit the historical attractions of New Mexico and nearby Arizona. To follow these local cowboys during the NJHFR visit www.nhsra.org or watch live broadcasts on the ihigh website at http://www.ihigh.com/nhsra/
Summer Reading Program starts June 13
The Summer Reading Program will begin on Wednesday, June 13. Children ages 3-6 will meet every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. for a fun time with our theme, “Dream Big, READ!” Parents, please stop in to the library to sign-up if you are interested in attending so we can get a general count of the number of interested children and some contact information. We are looking forward to a cool summer program!
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Girls’ softball meeting June 7
There will be a girls’ softball meeting on Thursday, June 7, 7:00 p.m., at Kay Reckling’s located three block south of the swimming pool (former Kujawa house) 1112 6th Ave. The meeting is open for all girls ages 9-16 who are interested in playing softball this summer.
Senior athlete correction from last week’s issue
In last week’s Kadoka Press, it was stated that Tess Byrd was the Kadoka Area High School Female Senior Athlete of the Year. It should have been Tia Carlson.
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SDHS Regional Rodeo
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2012 KHS Rodeo Team: Back row (L-R) True Buchholz (cutting, steer wreslting, team roping), Klay O’Daniel (cutting, tie down roping, team roping),
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TOWN OF INTERIOR SECTION 00020 INVITATION TO BID
The Town Board of Interior, South Dakota, will receive sealed bids for their Wastewater Treatment System Improvement Project until 6:00 p.m. (local time), Wednesday, June 27, 2012.Sealed bids may be sent to the Finance Officer for the Town of Interior at PO Box 3, Interior, South Dakota 57750. Received sealed bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the above time at the Cowboy Corner located at 500 SD Highway 377, Interior, SD. Bids are invited upon the items and approximate quantities of work as follows: Approximately 33,000 CY of various types of excavation and embankment, 2,025 linear feet of piping of various diameters and types with related valves and fittings, pond structures, one new submersible pump lift station with control panel, fencing and other appurtenant items. The approximate quantities mentioned above are subject to increase or decrease. It will be agreed by bidders that all quantities of work will be performed in accordance with the provisions of the plans and specifications and at the unit price bid. Bidders agree to furnish all labor, material, and equipment necessary to complete all the work as shown in the plans and specifications. The complete set of Contract Documents, including drawings and specifications, is on file with the Finance Officer, Interior, South Dakota 57750 and/or at the office of Schmucker, Paul, Nohr and Associates, 2100 North Sanborn Blvd, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301. A paper copy of the contract documents and plans can be ordered with a non-refundable payment of $31.80 which includes tax. The contract documents and plans will also be made available as electronic media with a non-refundable payment of $20. Digital copies of the plans and specifications can be downloaded from the Schmucker, Paul, Nohr and Associates web site at www.spn-assoc.com. Upon request, one copy of the contract documents and plans will be furnished at no charge as required by SDCL 5-18B-1 to each contractor who is a South Dakota resident and who intends to bid the project. Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check or bank draft payable to the order of the Town of Interior, South Dakota, or negotiable U.S. Government Bonds (at par value) in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid. A bid bond in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total bid will be accepted in lieu of a certified check or bank draft. Surety for bid bond must be authorized to do business in the State of South Dakota. Pursuant to State Law, a copy of the bidder’s sales and use tax license and a copy of the bidder’s excise tax license as issued by the State of South Dakota must accompany the bid. In lieu of a copy of the license, the bidder shall submit appropriate evidence that the bidder and all affiliates have the appropriate licenses. Bidders are advised that any contracts awarded on this project will be partially funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (SRF Program) and the State of South Dakota (CWFCF Program). All requirements for construction projects of the above-listed agencies will be required of all contractors and/or subcontractors performing work on this project. Neither the United States nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees is or will be a party to this Invitation for Bids or any resulting contract. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with Title 40 CFR 33 and Executive Order 12138. The goal for MinorityOwned Business Enterprise (MBE) on this project is one percent (1%) and the goal for Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) on this project is four percent (4%). The goals and other requirements for bidders and contractors under this regulation which concerns utilization of disadvantaged/minority business enterprises are explained in the Contract Documents. NOTICE OF REQUIREMENT FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION TO ENSURE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246) The Bidder’s attention is called to the “Equal Opportunity Clause” and the “Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications”. The requirements for bidders and Contractors under this order is explained in Part I of these Contract Documents. Bidders are also reminded that not less than the minimum wages as determined by the Davis- Bacon Act and set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid on this project and that the contractor and/or subcontractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or natural origin. In addition to all of the above-listed Federal requirements for work on this project, compliance with the contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, Executive Order 11375, Copeland Act, the Clean Air Act, and Water Pollution Control Act and subsequent amendments to all of the above will be required of contractors and/or subcontractors performing work on this project. Bids may be held by the Town Board of Interior, South Dakota, for a period of not more than thirty (30) days from the date of opening of bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids, investigating the qualifications of the bidders and completing financial arrangements prior to awarding the Work. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality in the bidding and make awards to the Owner’s best interest. By Allen Grimes, President of the Town Board Town of Interior, South Dakota Date: May 24, 2012 [Published May 31 & June 7, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $65.35
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Special education reports now available online
Information about South Dakota school districts’ performance on improving the educational outcomes of students with disabilities is now available online. Results of early childhood services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays are also available. The Annual Performance Report is divided into two parts. One part addresses the federal special education program known as Part B. The Part B report identifies school districts’ ability to meet federal special education requirements on 14 indicators. The report is based mainly on data from the 2010-2011 school year. Cumulative statewide data also are available. To view the Part B reports, visit http://doe.sd.gov/oess/sped_SPP.asp x#reporting The other portion of the Annual Performance Report addresses the federal special education program known as Part C. That report identifies the ability of early childhood services, called the Birth to Three program in South Dakota, to meet 14 federal special education requirements. Statewide and regional data are available. To view the Part C reports, visit http://doe.sd.gov/oess/Birthto3Fed. asp and look under the Documents listing on the right-hand side of the page. Click on “Part C Annual Performance Report” or “Regional Programs Data.”
Town of Belvidere Regular Meeting May 8, 2012
Wayne Hindman made a motion to call the meeting to order. Rudy Reimann seconded the motion. The following people were present: Wayne Hindman, Rudy Reimann, John Rodgers, and Jo Rodgers. OLD BUSINESS: Minutes from the April 9, 2012 meeting were read. A motion was made by Rudy Reimann and seconded by Wayne Hindman to accept the minutes as read. NEW BUSINESS: Rudy Reimann and Jo Rodgers both took their oath of office. John Rodgers was appointed to Council President. Discussion was held on doing town clean up and working on the park. With the new malt beverage laws there is not a need to advertise yearly renewals. Jo will send a notice to all the malt beverage license holders. The city council will review the renewals at the June meeting. Jo informed the council that the Belvidere Fire Department was wondering about moving the drain spout that is between the old and new building. BILLS APPROVED AND PAID: Golden West, phone & internet . . . . . . . . .102.90 Jo Manke-Rodgers, wages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61.33 Kadoka Press, publications . . . . . . . . . . . .132.37 O’Connell Construction, gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617.59 SD One Call, locates . . . . . . . . . .3.15 US Postal Service, box rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76.00 West Central, electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564.24 WR/LJ, water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.00 With there being no further business Rudy Reimann made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Wayne Hindman seconded the motion. The next meeting will be June 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the city office. John L. Rodgers Council President ATTEST Jo Manke-Rodgers Finance Officer [Published June 7, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $22.75]
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Official Proceedings REGULAR MEETING Board of Jackson County Commissioners May 14, 2012
The Board of Jackson County Commissioners met in regular session on May 14, 2012 in the Commissioner’s Room of the Jackson County Courthouse. Chairman Jim Stilwell called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. with members Glen Bennett, Delores Bonenberger, and Ron Twiss present. Larry Denke was absent. All motions carried unanimously unless otherwise noted. Bonenberger moved, Twiss seconded, that the minutes of the April meetings be approved. Sheriff Clements met with the board. He reported that a new vest has been obtained for Deputy Patrick, and reimbursement has been received for the vest used by Deputy Norton. He informed the board there is also a billing for coloring books for child education on internet crime and bullying. Sheriff Clements reported that the 2013 Ford Explorer Interceptor has arrived, and the Crown Victoria is nearly ready for use by the Director of Equalization. Sheriff Clements reported that a group of law enforcement officers from Georgia are riding motorcycles throughout the United States in connection with the Children’s Miracle Network, and will be staying overnight in the area. Sheriff Clements informed the board he will be providing a cookout for the group this evening at Interior. Sheriff Clements reported that Deputy Ian Patrick has been doing very well, that he has completed his radar certification, and required training for Deputy Patrick was discussed. Twiss reported that a section of road in the Badlands National Park will be closed for paving, and traffic is to be rerouted through Interior with a portion of county road north of Interior to be used. Vicki Wilson, Auditor, reported that Dr. Gregg Tobin, Winner, has been inquiring as to non-payment of a bill in the amount of $915.00 for treatment of a prisoner at the Winner hospital. The board denied the billing at the February 2012 meeting. Sheriff Clements reported that the prisoner was taken to the hospital for a dislocated shoulder, but the prisoner’s shoulder was no longer dislocated by the time the doctor arrived. At 9:30 a.m., Bennett moved, Stilwell seconded, that the board recess and meet west of Jigger’s Restaurant for a mulching equipment demonstration. At 10:30 a.m., Bennett moved, Stilwell seconded, that the board reconvene, and that no action be taken at this time on the mulching equipment. Vicki Wilson, Auditor, reported that the board will have to meet following the June 5, 2012 Primary election to canvass votes. Bonenberger moved, Twiss seconded, that the board hold their regular June meeting at 9:00 a.m., June 8, 2012. The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer was approved as of April 30, 2012: Total amount of deposits in banks . . . . . . . . . .315.21 Total amount of actual cash . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,852.23 Total amount of Register of Deeds cash . . . . . . .250.00 Total amount of checks . . . .144,266.94 Returned checks . . . . . . . . . . .1,639.48 Money Market Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . .840,917.68 Time Deposits . . . . . . . . . . .117,132.00 JCFSA Passbook savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,851.28 Total Funds . . . . . . . . . . . .1,111,224.82 TOTAL COUNTY FUNDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .679,003.87 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472,194.27 Road & Bridge . . . . . . . . . .145,640.18 CH & BR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,581.50 Secondary Road . . . . . . . . . .34,474.96 911 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,455.27 Other Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,252.00 Emer./Disaster . . . . . . . . . . . .3,369.77 Abuse Center . . . . . . . . . . . .11,817.98 Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .904.93 L. E. S. T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,313.01 TOTAL TRUST & AGENCY FUNDS . . . . . .432,220.95 Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,649.93 Townships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .749.40 Towns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91,038.54 State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14,845.57 Law Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .836.53 JCFSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,851.28 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21,249.70 Register of Deeds April collections: $2,842.96. The following bills from the files of the County Auditor were presented, examined, allowed and ordered paid: The following bills from the files of the County Auditor were presented, examined, allowed and ordered paid: Salary, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,938.66 BankWest, payroll tax, . . . . .$4,024.35 American Family Life Ass’r. Co., ins. prem., . . . . . . . . . .$507.98 Jackson Co. Flexible Spending Acct., payroll ded., . . . . . . . .$169.54 Chase, def. comp. ded., . . . . . .$15.00 S. D. Retirement, payroll ded., . . . . . . . . . . .$2,546.73 Credit Collection Bureau, payroll ded., . . . . . . . . . . . . .$230.00 Hauge Associates, payroll ded., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50.00 Boston Mutual Ins. Co., ins. prem., . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$214.08 S. D. State Treasurer, 04/12 cash rec. trans., . . . . . . .$15,113.07 S. D. Game, Fish & Parks, license fees, . . . . . . . . . . . . .$342.00 To Whom It May Concern, 04/12 tax apport., . . . . .$395,053.92 Mechants Capital, grader pmt., . . . . . . . . . .$38,795.69 City of Kadoka, service, . . . . . .$97.45 Golden West, service, . . . . . .$1,009.03 Knology, 911 line, . . . . . . . . . . .$50.65 LaCreek Electric, service, . . . . .$44.48 Midwest Coop., gas, fuel, . .$11,100.80 S. D. Bureau of Info & Technology, internet access, .$90.00 Verizon Wireless, cell phone service, . . . . . . . . . . .$182.25 Voyager Fleet Systems, gas, . .$85.98 West Central Electric, service, $730.79 West River Electric, service, . . . $40.17 West River Lyman Jones Water, service, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20.00 Philip Motor, 2013 Explorer, . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26,827.00 Haakon County, Ext. sec. salary, . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$494.83 Carrie Weller, supplies, expenses, reimb., . . . . . . . .$300.72 Rodeway Inn, lodging, . . . . . .$109.98 White River School, ZooMobile bussing, . . . . . . .$100.00 Great Plains Zoo, ZooMobile, . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,434.00 Avera Queen of Peace, CDL lab fee, . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$66.90 Brodart Co., date stamp, . . . . . .$11.71 Brosz Engineering, engineering bridge replacement, . . . . . . . $240.00 Butler Machinery, parts & repair dozer, . . . . . . . . . . .$7,012.03 Century Business Products, copier rent, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $54.98 Raymond Clements, Jr., expenses, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $94.01 Heidi Coller, B/A draws, . . . . .$150.00 Dakota Business Ctr., supplies, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$215.00 Demco, supplies, . . . . . . . . . .$196.59 Terry Deuter, expenses, . . . . . .$45.15 Diesel Machinery, batteries, . .$296.42 Discount Fuel, gas, . . . . . . . . . .$14.01 Jamie Dolezal, expenses, . . . . . $36.00 Double H Feed, oil, . . . . . . . . . .$48.50 Election Systems & Software, ballots & coding, . . . . . . . . .$592.30 Excel Truck & Trailer Repair, truck repair, . . . . . . . . . . .$4,684.77 GenPro Power Systems, generator maint., . . . . . . . . .$270.41 Patty Hamar, books, . . . . . . . . .$61.07 Hogen’s, parts, supplies, tools, generator, . . . . . . . .$1,387.10 Hometown Computer Service, service, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$272.95 J & S Re-Store, repairs, service, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$340.51 Jackson Co. Cons. Dist., ’12 approp., . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,500.00 Kadoka Care Center, office rent, . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$500.00 Kadoka Clinic, CDL test, . . . . . .$30.00 Kadoka Press, publications, . .$500.12 Konst Machine, repairs, . . . . .$441.01 Denise Langley, ct. appt. atty., . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$360.80 Lar-Jo’s, election supplies, . . .$450.00 Kevin Lewis, ct. appt. atty., .$1,161.00 McLeod’s, supplies, . . . . . . . .$324.42 Madison Co. Sheriff, serve papers, . . . . . . . . . . . . .$27.94 Microfilm Imaging Systems, rental & training, . . . . . . . . . .$630.00 Miller Garbage, service, . . . . .$142.00 Debra Moor, books, . . . . . . . .$109.01 Neve’s Uniforms, vest & mic holder, . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$678.95 Oien Implement, parts, . . . . . .$220.26 Deb Olney, GPS unit (Hwy), . .$158.95 Pennington Co. Jail, prisoner board, . . . . . . . . . . .$252.00 Penworthy Co., books, . . . . . . .$95.35 People’s Market, supplies, . . . .$62.56 Philip Health Services, B/A draw, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$70.00 Ponderosa Sportswear, uniform, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$66.96 R D J Specialties, coloring books, . . . . . . . . . . .$158.68 Servall, rugs, . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$203.67 Sioux City Foundry, cutting edges, . . . . . . . . . . .$910.00 S. D. Dept. of Health, lab fee, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$122.00 S. D. Assoc. of Counties, CLERP pmt., . . . . . . . . . . .$1,011.78 S. D. Dept. of Revenue, malt bev. lic. fees, . . . . . . . .$937.50 S. D. Federal Property Agency, tools, . . . . . . . . . . .$150.00 Jackie Stilwell, cell phone exp., . . . . . . . . . .$150.00 Jackie Stilwell, GPS camera, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$426.96 TruGreen, lawn service, . . . . .$100.00 TrueNorth Steel, culverts, . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,506.43 Western Communications, radio supplies, . . . . . . . . . . .$129.00 Cindy Willert, expenses, . . . . . .$74.00 Vicki Wilson, expenses, . . . . . .$74.00 Winner Police Dept., prisoner board & transport, . . . . . . . .$537.09 Glen Bennett, expenses, . . . . .$38.48 Delores Bonenberger, expenses, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$35.52 Larry Denke, expenses, . . . . .$112.48 Ron Twiss, expenses, . . . . . . . .$99.90 Golden West, 911 access & database update, . . . . . . .$765.45 Kadoka Telephone, 911 access, . . . . . . . . . . . . .$160.43 CenturyLink, 911 access, . . . .$146.17 Jackson Co. Treasurer, title fee, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10.00 Vicki Wilson, Auditor, presented information on institutional care and mental illness billings. She also reported that notices of hospitalization were received from Rapid City Regional Hospital on three patients with estimated costs being $10,000, $20,000, and $30,000. Bonenberger moved, Bennett seconded, that no action be taken on the notices of hospitalization, and that the following bills be denied: S. D. Developmental Center, patient review, $120.00; Pennington Co. States Attorney, mental illness hearing costs, $200.00; Carol Butzman Consulting, Men. Ill. evaluation & review, $469.26; Slowey Court Reporting, mental illness costs, $27.50; Yankton County, mental illness board costs, $539.25; Yankton County, mental illness board costs, $124.25. A draft letter for use in denial of payment to mental illness providers was prepared by States Attorney Van Gorp and presented to the board. Minor revisions were made to the draft letter. Bonenberger moved, Twiss seconded, that the revised letter be approved and used when notifying mental illness providers of denial of payment by Jackson County in cases involving patients that may be eligible for IHS benefits. Vicki Wilson, Auditor, presented current fund balance information to the board. Discussion was held on transferring funds to the County Road & Bridge Fund. Bonenberger moved, Stilwell seconded, that the following resolution be adopted transferring funds from General Fund to Special Revenue Funds: JACKSON COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA RESOLUTION 2012 – 10 WHEREAS, counties are allowed to make operating transfers from the General Fund to Special Revenue Funds; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the following amount be transferred from General Fund to the following Special Revenue fund: County Road Fund . . . . . . . . . . 100,000.00 Resolution adopted this 14th day of May, 2012. ATTEST: BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Vicki D. Wilson, Jackson County Auditor James A. Stilwell, Chairman Vicki Wilson, Auditor, presented information on new Register of Deeds fees established by state law which will go into effect July 1, 2012. She also reported that the 911 surcharge fee will increase to $1.25 effective July 1, 2012 and that the surcharge funds will be sent directly to the state and be disbursed by the state. Bonenberger moved, Twiss seconded, that the following township bonds and oaths be approved: Grandview II Twp.: Valerie Schulz, Clerk / Treasurer; Interior Twp.: Julie Bartlett, Clerk and Jan Carlbom, Treasurer; Jewett Twp.: Mitzi Mitchell, Clerk and Joy Schmidt, Treasurer; Wall Twp.: Lesa Eisenbraun, Clerk; James Herber, Treasurer; Weta Twp.: Sandra Eschenbacker, Clerk; Laurie Prichard, Treasurer. As was advertised, a public hearing was held on an application for a Special Events malt beverage license by the Interior Roping Club for July 4, 5 and 6, 2012. No one appeared in objection to the application. Bonenberger moved, Bennett seconded, that the application for a Special Events malt beverage license filed by the Interior Roping Club be approved. Motion carried with the following vote: Bennett, yea; Bonenberger, yea; Denke, absent; Stilwell, yea; Twiss, abstaining. Renewal applications for malt beverage and farm wine licenses for the period of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 were presented to the board. No objections to the renewal applications were received. Bonenberger moved, Stilwell seconded, that the following renewal applications be approved: Fresh Start Convenience Stores, Inc., S2S2NE4SE4, SE4SE4 ex Hwy, Section 21, T 2 S, R 22 E. Badlands Inn, Circle 10 Campground, Lot 1 and Lot J ex. Lot K, NW4, Section 31, T 2 S, R 19 E. Badlands Lodge, Cedar Pass Lodge, NE l/4, Section 34, T 3 S, R 18 E. Richard Hullinger, Hullinger Oil, Lot B 1, SW4, Section 9, T 2 S, R 25 E. Bernice and Grady Crew, Badlands Trading Post LLC, NE4NE4, Section 36, T 2 S, R 18 E. Belvidere East KOA, Gregorio Colon, Freeman’s Outlot 1, NE4, Section 8, T 2 S R 25 E The S. D. Department of Health submitted the 2013 WIC contract for county approval. The county will be reimbursed up to $10,885.00 for secretarial services and secretarial expenses. Bonenberger moved the 2013 WIC contract be approved and signed. GenPro Power Services presented a service contract on the Courthouse generator. Semi-annual inspection cost would be $650.00 per year. Bennett moved, Twiss seconded, that the semiannual inspection service contract be approved and signed, and requested that the power transfer at the building be checked. The board had requested a letter be drafted to send to the S. D. Department of Public Safety, Driver Licensing Program, requesting that the amount Jackson County receives for providing driver licensing services be increased. Mitzi Mitchell, Register of Deeds was present. Jackson County currently retains $5.00 of each driver license fee received. Discussion was held on the increase in the number of license applications, tests, and driving tests, and the amount of time spent providing the service for the state. The state has reduced or eliminated services provided in surrounding communities. Discussion was held on requesting one-half of the license fee for providing the licensing service. Twiss moved, Bonenberger seconded, that the letter be approved, signed and sent to the SDDPS. Mitzi Mitchell, Register of Deeds, had notified the county of a deed being filed showing two parcels of undivided fee interest land owned by David Livermont, Martin, SD totaling 1.57 acres being part of a land exchange with the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Discussion was held. Twiss moved, Stilwell seconded, that the matter be tabled until information can be obtained from the State’s Attorney, and requested a resolution be drawn up regarding this type of transaction. Al Haugen, Central S. D. Enhancement District reported by e-mail on the Jackson County GIS mapping project. He reported that he has not received highway plats from the BIA. Bonenberger moved, Twiss seconded, that the board recess for lunch. The board reconvened at 1:00 p.m. with all members present except Denke. Mitch Olney, Hwy. Supt., and Kolette Struble, Hwy. Sec., were also present. The SDDOT notified counties of the Community Access, Industrial Park, and Agri-Business Grant Program. Ryan Cadwallader, Sheehan Mack Sales, and a representative of the LyCox Enterprises Walk-n-Roll ridge mulcher met with the board. The ridge mulcher had been demonstrated earlier in the day. They also have a Walk-n-Roll packer. The cost of the mulcher is $23,500, and the cost of the packer is $19,000. No action was taken by the board at this time. At 1:30 p.m., Bennett moved, Stilwell seconded, that the board go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. Mitch Olney and Kolette Struble were present. At 1:47 p.m. Bennett moved, Stilwell seconded, that the board come out of executive session. No action was taken. Tom DeVries, Midland, met with the board. He reported there is a trail that leads north from his place that is on the section line and is also the county line between Jackson and Jones Counties. He reported that the trail has not been maintained in years, but that a 3’ culvert is needed. He informed the board he would like to close the trail, as only he and one other landowner use it. A petition to vacate a section line was given to Tom DeVries. Wade Iszler, R D O Equipment, presented documents from a 2011 Aurora County bid letting for a motor grader, and presented information on a 770 GP Series John Deere motor grader with low hours and cost of $237,800. No action was taken at this time. Information received from LaRouche PAC was presented to the board. Following review, Bennett moved, Stilwell seconded, that no action be taken on the material presented. Discussion was held on requests for county employees and equipment to assist with fires. Information received from the county’s insurance carrier was reviewed. The board instructed Mitch Olney, Hwy. Supt., to document who called in the fire assistance request to the Highway Department, and suggest the caller contact the Jackson County Emergency Manager. Mitch Olney reported that the 1999 Volvo truck has been repaired. Mitch Olney reported that those crew members without CDL’s will be obtaining them. Bonenberger reported that where roads were bladed in Belvidere area, there is now washing along the edge of the road. Levi Hilmer, Brosz Engineering, notified the county that the contractor on the Guprill Bridge will begin work on May 23, 2012. Danni’s Thistle Spraying presented a quote for spraying county road right-ofway in the amount of $21,946.00. No action was taken. Kolette Struble reported that the copier at the Highway Dept. office is not working. Bennett moved, Stilwell seconded, that the Highway Dept. obtain a new copier. Mitch Olney reported that Kevon Herren has given verbal notice he will be terminating employment the end of the week. Report was made that leafy spurge has been located on property and in county road right-of-way south of Interior. Discussion was held on county highway employees becoming certified to spray weeds. Bonenberger stated the landowner needs to be notified of need to control noxious weeds. Twiss informed the board he will contact Kelly Fortune about spraying the county road right-ofway. The metal for the Interior Shop is coming. The repair of the roof will do away with one skylight. Twiss reported that the Highway Dept. crew needs to clean up around the Interior and Long Valley shops. Discussion was held on a soft spot in the road near the Willow Creek culvert project and plans to repair the area. Mitch Olney reported they have done graveling on the roads to Prang’s, Berry’s, and Christensen’s and will go on east and then work on the Long Valley Road (CH 16). Mitch Olney reported work on the road to Brech’s should be finished this week. Mitch Olney reported signs have been obtained to place on roads when crews are working. Kolette Struble inquired as to whether the Sheriff’s Department could have their own bulk gas tank to cut down on gasoline record keeping. Discussion was held on federal regulations requiring containment areas for fuel tanks. Report was made that the county’s Volvo motor grader overheated during the mulching demonstration earlier today. Discussion was held on repairing the Volvo motor grader or disposing of it and obtaining another motor grader. At 3:40 p.m., Bennett moved, Twiss seconded, that the board go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. At 3:50 p.m., Twiss moved, Bennett seconded, that the board come out of executive session. Bennett moved, Stilwell seconded, that Jackson County advertise for a County Highway Department Maintenance Worker, with an ad being placed in the Kadoka Press and on the S. D. Dept. of Labor jobs listing. They also moved that the Director of Equalization Clerk posi-
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tion continue to be advertised in the Kadoka Press, with both listings to run through June 8, 2012. Discussion was held on road maintenance. Discussion resumed on motor grader repair or replacement. No action was taken. There being no further business to come before the board, Bonenberger moved, Stilwell seconded, that the meeting be adjourned and that the board meet in
regular session at 9:00 a.m, Friday, June 8 , 2012. ATTEST: BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Vicki D. Wilson, Jackson County Auditor James A. Stilwell, Chairman [Published June 7, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $223.85]
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State requests voluntary caution labels on 85 Octane gasoline
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety is asking gasoline retailers to post cautionary labels that advise vehicle owners to check their owners’ manuals before purchasing 85 octane fuel. The warning labels are a voluntary step being taken as the Department considers a rule change to require a warning label for 85 octane fuel. The recommended label will read: “This octane level may not meet minimum manufacturer specifications. Consult your owner's manual before fueling." A recent review of state laws and rules by the Department’s Office of Weights and Measures concluded that the sale of 85 octane gasoline is illegal anywhere in South Dakota. Following that review, and after discussions with representatives of the petroleum industry, it was decided that due to possible supply shortages during the summer travel season, 85 octane will be made available with proper cautionary labeling, pending the adoption of rules to clarify the status of 85 octane in South Dakota. The proposed rules will also specify the labeling required to ensure that consumers know the product may not meet the manufacturer’s minimum fuel standards for their vehicle. Vehicle manufacturers’ groups do not support the sale of 85 octane gasoline and most engines are designed to run on a minimum of 87 octane gasoline. The Office of Weights and Measures will follow a rule-making process that includes public notice of the proposed rules and public hearings to allow interested persons to have input before the rules are adopted. A draft copy of the proposed rules will be made public soon. The 85 octane issue is unrelated to E-85, a reference to a motor fuel that contains a blend of gasoline and up to 85 percent ethanol.
Managing for Reproductive Success:
Detecting Cows in Standing Estrus Part I of a four-part Series
Fertility is influenced by many factors, and one of the best methods to look at factors that influence fertility is with the 'Equation of Reproduction,' says George Perry, SDSU Extension Beef Reproductive Management Specialist. Perry explains that the 'Equation of Reproduction' includes the following four areas: •Percentage of animals detected in standing estrus and inseminated; •Inseminator efficiency; •Fertility level of the semen and; •Fertility level of the herd. Each of the preceding areas will be discussed in the four-part series on managing for reproductive success by SDSU Extension. This is the first article in the series and will discuss the importance of detecting cows in standing estrus. Detecting cows in standing estrus For successful insemination of cattle to occur, animals must be detected in standing estrus, Perry says. "Detecting standing estrus, which is also referred to as heat detection or detecting standing heat, is simply looking for the changes in animal behavior associated with a cow/heifer standing to be mounted by a bull or another cow/heifer," he said. Since cows not detected in estrus, and consequently not inseminated in artificial insemination (AI) programs, have no opportunity to conceive, Perry says heat detection becomes the single greatest limiting factor in managing beef cow reproductive programs. "For successful artificial insemination of cattle to occur, the producer must take the place of the herd bull in detecting the cows/heifers that are ready to be inseminated," Perry said. "Accurate detection of animals in standing estrus is the goal of good estrous detection and plays a vital role in the success of any AI program." He points to a Colorado State University study in which animals were administered an estrous synchronization protocol, then monitored for standing estrus 24-hours a day with a computer assisted estrus detection system (HeatWatch®) or twice a day for 30 minutes by visual observation. By day 5, after estrous synchronization, 95 percent of animals monitored 24-hours a day, were detected in standing estrous, while only 56 percent of animals observed twice a day for 30 minutes were detected in standing estrus. With a 95 percent estrous detection rate and a 70 percent conception rate (95% X 70% = 67%), 67 percent of the animals will be pregnant; whereas, only a 39 percent (55% X 70% = 39%) pregnancy rate will occur with a 55 percent estrus detection rate - refer to table 1. Table 1. Effect of estrous detection rate on increasing pregnancy rate. "Accurate detection of estrus can be a difficult and time-consuming activity," Perry said. "Continuous observation of over 500 animals exhibiting natural estrus in three separate studies indicated 55.9
Estrous 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 95% Detection Rate Conception 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% Rate Pregnancy 39% 42% 46% 49% 53% 56% 60% 63% 67% Rate
percent of cows initiated standing estrus from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. (refer to Table 2)," Perry said. Based on research, Perry encourages producers to observe cows for estrus as often as possible. The research showed that when cows were observed for standing estrus every six hours (6 a.m., noon, 6 p.m., and midnight), estrous detection increased by 10 percent with the addition of a mid-day observation and by 19 percent when observed four times daily (every six hours) compared to detecting standing estrus at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. alone. "Therefore, detection of standing estrus can be one of the most timeconsuming chores related to artificial insemination," he said. Table 2. Time of day when cows exhibit standing estrus. Let the bulls do the work With natural service, Perry says estrous detection is considered to be easy, as it is "the bulls' job." However, he says differences in estrous detection exist among bulls. "Libido refers to a bull's desire to mate. Research from Kansas State has reported that Libido is highly inherited trait with heritability ranging as high as 0.59," he said. "This is because there is more variation in libido between sons of different sires than between sons of the same sire." He reminds cattle producers that scrotal circumference, semen quality, and physical confirmation, all traits evaluated in a Breeding Soundness Evaluations, are not related to libido. "Libido has a direct affect on pregnancy rate and, as such, it can influence the success of an entire breeding season," Perry said. "Libido can be practically evaluated by closely watching a bull after introducing him to a cow herd and determining his desire to detect cows in estrus." Although several factors are critical to the success of any wellmanaged beef reproductive program, estrus detection is one of the most limiting and most time consuming. Without identifying cows in estrus, cows will not have an opportunity to conceive. For more information related to detecting standing estrus contact, Jim Krantz, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist at jim.Krantz@sdstate.edu or 605995-7381 or Dr. George Perry, SDSU Extension Beef Reproductive Management Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605688-5456. To listen to a recent iGrow Radio Network interview on this topic with Dr. George Perry, and to review all four articles in this four-part series released by SDSU Extension visit iGrow.org.
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Ann Schwader, Nutrition Field Specialist
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Healthy snacks for young children Small children have small stomachs with high-energy needs. Plan snacks as part of their daily menu, since it can be difficult for children ages 2-5 to get the nutrients they need from three meals each day. Preschoolers often do not eat enough at a meal to stay full until the next mealtime. Think of a snack as a mini-meal that helps provide nutrients and food energy that children need to learn, grow and be physically active. Nutritious snacks can provide vitamins and minerals they don’t get from their main meals. Plan to vary snacks daily to keep the child’s interest. This also allows you to introduce new foods to a young child. Preschoolers like to try foods many times before deciding on food preferences. Allow them to taste, smell and touch their food. Prepare healthy snacks for children ages 2-5 that contain no more than 150 calories. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), over the past 3 decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children ages 2-5 years. Childhood obesity can be a significant risk factor for chronic disease includ-
ing: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain types of cancers. Snacks make up one-third of the daily caloric intake for preschoolers. Sample meal and snack patterns for preschoolers can be found at the USDA’s Choose My Plate website at http://www.choosemyplate.gov/preschoolers/meal-andsnack-patterns-ideas.html. Recommended daily calories are provided, based on level of physical activity, age, and gender. Snacks are a good way to add variety to the daily diet. Low-calorie, fiber rich fruit and vegetable snacks help keep both calories and hunger in check. Serve snacks that include at least two food groups. Examples include: Pair apple slices with cheese or a mini bagel with peanut butter, yogurt topped with diced peaches or berries, whole grain bread spread with peanut butter and sliced bananas, and dip graham crackers in yogurt. Vary the color, texture, and consistency of snacks. Mix crunchy, creamy, colorful, sweet and spicy foods. Snacks are a great way to refuel. Regardless of one’s age, nutritious snacks planned as part of the day’s food consumption can be very important in meeting nutrient needs.
Nation’s largest 100 ag co-ops post near-record sales/margins in 2010
The nation’s 100 largest agriculture cooperatives reported nearrecord revenue of $118 billion in 2010. This was an increase of four percent over 2009 figures. Net income for the 100 top agriculture coops was also up more than 10 percent in 2010, reaching $2.39 billion, up from $2.16 billion in 2009. Dallas Tonsager, under secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, said, “Farmer and rancher owned cooperatives are a mainstay in the American economy, not only helping members market and process their crops, milk and livestock and creating jobs, but also helping producers keep more of the earnings derived from their products at home, in rural counties and communities. The end result is a huge net benefit for producers, their communities and the overall rural economy. Farmer co-ops also account for significant numbers of jobs and economic activity in many cities.” CHS Inc., a farm supply, grain and foods cooperative based in Saint Paul, MN, topped the list with 2010 revenue of $25.3 billion. Land O’ Lakes, a dairy foods and farm supply co-op, also based in Saint Paul, ranked second, with revenue of $11.1 billion; Dairy Farmers of America, based in Kansas City, MO, was third with $9.8 billion in 2010 revenue. USDA’s top 100 ag co-op list shows that 23 co-ops had 2010 revenue of more than $1 billion. Another 47 co-ops had revenue between $506 million and $1 billion. The 100th ranked co-op had sales of $276 million. Leading the revenue increase from 2009 to 2010 were dairy cooperatives, which saw 2010 revenue climb more than 14.5 percent from the previous year, to $29.5 billion. Dairy cooperatives accounted for more than half of the revenue increase recorded by the top 100 ag co-ops in 2010. Gross margins, as a percent of total sales, were up slightly, from 9 percent to 9.2 percent. The increase in gross margins partially covered higher expenses. Gross margins plus service revenue climbed to $684 million. Total expenses for the top 100 ag co-ops were up $575 million in 2010. The largest cost increase was for labor, where expenses climbed by 7 percent, to $4.6 billion. On the other hand, lower interest rates and less debt caused interest expense to drop 11 percent. “While it is encouraging to see the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives reporting strong revenue and income, it is also noteworthy that the nation is seeing a surge in the formation of smallfarmer cooperatives and quasi-cooperatives that have been created to meet the growing demand for locally produced foods,” Tonsager said. The asset base for the top 100 ag co-ops grew by $2.3 billion between 2009 and 2010. Current assets accounted for nearly two-thirds of that increase. Fixed assets also showed an increase of $600 million. a pirogue, returning to the keelboat, after feasting with the Lakota and watching the women dance. The pirogue hit the keelboat’s anchor cable and broke it. Expedition members hunted unsuccessfully for the anchor in the Missouri River’s silt the next morning, then continued on their journey upriver. In the late 1970s, a scuba driver saw a six-inch piece of cast iron sticking out of the sandy bottom of the Missouri River off the swimming beach a few miles downstream from Oahe Dam. The piece of cast iron turned out to be the point of an anchor that was about 4 feet 6 inches long, weighing about 95 pounds, and having a 4-foot crossbar. The location of where the anchor was found and its age led some to believe that the anchor was the one lost by the Corps of Discovery. But was it? Probably not, was the answer given by Lewis and Clark scholars and maritime experts. Their reasons were that that type of anchor with a crossbar did not become popular until the mid19th century, decades after the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Also, at the time of the expedition, the keelboat would have used the anchor as a portable strong point. The anchor would have been taken upstream in a smaller craft or by foot and locked into something solid. Then the keelboat would have been pulled to that point. The weight of the anchor probably made it too heavy to do that. The anchor was donated to the South Dakota State Historical Society. It is on display in the museum at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre as part of the “On the Big Muddy” exhibit. As for the lost anchor, at least two theories abide regarding it. One is that someone found the anchor, retrieved it and did not let the find be known publicly, not realizing the historical significance of the anchor. The other theory is that the anchor is still waiting to be found under the Missouri River silt. It’s one of history’s mysteries.
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The Mystery of the Lost Anchor Hundreds of bison skulls washed onshore below Oahe Dam when the Missouri River flooded in 2011. The river refused to yield an item of great historic interest, though: an anchor that has lain at the bottom of the river for more than two centuries. The anchor came to rest in the silt of the Missouri River the night of Sept. 27, 1804, after being cut from the keelboat used in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Corps of Discovery, as the scientific expedition was called, consisted of 45 men traveling in a keelboat and two flat-bottomed boats called pirogues when it left Camp Dubois, near St. Louis, Mo., in May 1804, according to Elin Woodger and Brandon Toropov’s Encyclopedia of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. The expedition entered what is now the Fort Pierre/Pierre area in late September 1804. The expedition’s time with the Lakota was marked by confrontation and feasting. On the evening of Sept. 27, Clark and some of the men were in
Cattle producers are reminded to include anthrax vaccination this spring
South Dakota cattle producers are encouraged to include anthrax vaccine in their vaccination program when they turn out cattle to summer pastures this spring, says Dr. Russ Daly, SDSU Extension Veterinarian and Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, South Dakota State Veterinarian. "Anthrax is a disease of cattle and other ruminants that results in sudden death in affected animals. It is also a potential human pathogen," said Daly, who also serves as the State Public Health Veterinarian. Anthrax is caused by bacteria that can develop an environmentally resistant spore form in the soil. When the right conditions exist, these spores can become available for cows to graze. Once eaten by cattle, the spores become activated and produce toxins within the body that cause rapid death. Anthrax can be prevented by vaccinating cattle with the anthrax vaccine for cattle which is widely available, inexpensive, and very effective. While the anthrax risk has been well-documented in many parts of South Dakota, and anthrax vaccination of cattle is routine in those areas, it is not always possible to predict where cases may occur. For this reason, Daly encourages South Dakota producers to use anthrax vaccine in their herds going to summer pastures. Daly says that flooding is an environmental factor which may aid in making the anthrax spores available to cattle. Cattle going onto pastures that have previously experienced flooding or into areas where anthrax has been documented in the past, should especially be candidates for vaccine. "Flooding disrupts the soil, washing up anthrax spores from lower soil levels. These spores then may be deposited on grass or other forage for the cows to eat after the pasture dries up, and warm temperatures occur," he said. He says 2011 floods may increase the risk of cattle coming in contact with anthrax this season. "The flooding experienced by many South Dakota Rivers in 2011, creates the possibility that anthrax spores that have been hidden for many years may now be made more available to cattle now able to graze those previously flooded areas," Daly said. If Anthrax is Suspected Contact Your Local Veterinarian or the Animal Industry Board During the summer, producers should take time to check all cattle frequently, says Oedekoven. "Cattle producers need to promptly investigate any unexpected deaths on pasture, whether in cows, bulls or calves," Oedekoven said. "With anthrax and many other diseases, treatments and preventive measures are available, and prompt action can help prevent excessive losses." If a producer suspects anthrax, Oedekoven says the case should be reported immediately to local veterinarians or to the State Veterinarian at 605-773-3321. Suspect carcasses should not be moved or disturbed until a diagnosis has been made. "Local veterinarians are excellent sources of information for cattle producers regarding anthrax," Oedekoven said. For more information on anthrax, contact the South Dakota Animal Industry Board, SDSU Veterinary Extension, and state livestock extension field specialists. View the Links section of iGrow Beef at http://igrow.org/livestock/beef/ to access the SDSU Veterinary Extension website and the South Dakota Animal Industry Board Anthrax pamphlet.
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On March 6, 2012, we experienced a life-changing event when our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Joyce Richardson, suffered a severe stroke. Since that day, our family has been the recipient of unending love, financial and emotional support and continuous prayer. Special thanks to: •Long Valley community members who have helped run the store, •community members who shared meals in the early days of Joyce’s recovery, •friends who have stuck money in our hands and told us to use it for gas, motels or “whatever”, (Kadoka Area HS National Honor Society, Teresa Shuck, and Dale Christensen for the baked goods fundraiser at awards night), •the students and staff at Long Valley School who held the Indian taco feed to benefit our family, •friends who fed and checked Ryan’s cows in the middle of calving season, •all who have stopped us and shared their heartfelt words of encouragement with us and the prayers that they have offered up. Barring a medical setback, we’re expecting Joyce to be home by midJune. Our family has experienced the true meaning of the phrase “our cup runneth over”. Just when we think that we’ve gotten enough of everything listed above, we keep receiving more and more. May God bless each and every one of you and thank you for everything. Sincerely, Reed and Joyce Richardson Ryan, Fallon, Lanie, Maxx and Charlee Richardson David, Valerie, Reed, Reece and Rollie Ohrtman
STATE BIRTH RECORDS ACCESSIBLE THROUGH COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS
Certified copies of birth records from across the state are available in Jackson County, according to Mitzi Mitchell, Register of Deeds. The office has access to computerized birth records statewide and can issue a certified copy of any South Dakota birth. In the past, birth records were only available from the county where the birth occurred or from the South Dakota Department of Health, Vital Records Program. Birth records are available from 1905 on. As earlier years are entered in the computerized system, records from those years will also become available. The cost for a certified copy of a birth record is $15.00 as of July 1, 2012.
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The Kadoka High School Rodeo Team would like to thank everyone who helped at this year’s rodeo. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to work at the rodeo. Being able to depend on all of you to help, and the hard work that you put into our rodeo, is one of the reasons it continues to be a success. Thank you to all the businesses who sponsored awards. With your continued support and contributions our rodeo is able to maintain being one of the best high school rodeos in South Dakota!
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Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist • 605-842-1267 Winter Wheat Variety Plot Tours SDSU Extension will hold a Winter Wheat Tour at 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 18, at the SDSU WW CPT plot near Kennebec. From Kennebec, go 4 miles east on SD Hwy 248 (old Hwy 16) and 3 miles south; or 3 miles south of I90 exit 235 and 4 miles east. Following the SDSU CPT plot tour, producers are invited to the Herman Agri farm for a tour of the AgriPro winter wheat plot, located 10 miles south of Presho on SD Hwy 183 and 5 miles East on 252nd St. at approximately 6:30 p.m. SDSU Extension will also hold a Winter Wheat Tour at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 21 at the SDSU WW CPT plot, 1 mile east of Ideal, SD. If traveling SD Hwy 183, go 7 miles east of the sign to Ideal (11 miles south of the White River, or 11 miles north of SD Highway # 18). The plot is located 1 mile east of the Ideal Post Office, or at the “4-way stop”, the intersection of 266th St. and 313th Ave. John Rickertsen, Agronomy Field Specialist, will discuss the varieties in the SDSU CPT plot at the Kennebec Tour, their characteristics and production practices, and Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist, will offer information on managing wheat diseases. The AgriPro tour will feature Clair Stymiest and other AgriPro agronomists in discussing the AgriPro varieties and their properties. The featured speaker at the SDSU CPT plot near Ideal will be Bill Berzonsky, SDSU Winter Wheat Breeder, with Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist adding comments on managing wheat diseases. The meal following the Ideal tour will be sponsored by Winner Seed and Simplot Soil Builders of Winner, SD. Pesticide Container Recycling Collections The dates, times and locations of the Pesticide Container Recycling Collections are set and available in the June 1, 2012 issue of the SDSU Extension Pest & Crop Newsletter, accessible at: http://igrow.org/agronomy/profittips/pest-crop-newsletter/. The list will also soon be available on the SD Department of Ag, Division of Agricultural Services website: http://sdda.sd.gov/ag_services/. Click “Container Recycling & Waste Pesticide Collection Program”, and scroll down to click “2012 Pesticide Container Recycling Collection Schedule”. The program collects and recycles agricultural, home and garden pesticide containers. The containers collected must be made from high density polyethylene (HDPE) embossed with recycling symbol #2. Containers must be empty and triple- or pressure-rinsed to be recycled. Caps and other non-HDPE parts such as metal handles and rubber linings cannot be recycled. It is recommended that labels are removed from the containers before recycling. Goals of the program are to reduce the risks to the environment and human health from the storage of unusable pesticides and to provide an opportunity for pesticide applicators to dispose of containers properly. This also reduces the amount of plastics in South Dakota landfills and the environment. If you need to recycle shuttles or drums, please contact South Dakota Department of Agriculture, (605) 773-4432. Calendar 6/8/2012: HOSTA Tractor Safety School, 10:00 a.m., Regional Extension Center, Winner 6/11/2012: HOSTA Tractor Safety School, 10:00 a.m., Ag & Biosystems Engineering, SDSU 6/14/2012: HOSTA Tractor Safety School, 10:00 a.m., Potter County Implement, Gettysburg 6/18/2012: SDSU CPT & AgriPro Winter Wheat Variety Plot Tour, 5:30 p.m., Kennebec 6/21/2012: SDSU CPT Winter Wheat Variety Plot Tour, 5:30 p.m., Ideal
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