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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota

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Volume 106 Number 1 July 19, 2012

County nepotism policy reviewed, nix purchase of FSA building, will continue drivers license service
~ by Robyn Jones ~ The Jackson County Commissioners met on Monday, July 9 with all commissioners in attendance. Marlene Knutson from Central South Dakota Enhancement District met with the board to discuss the future of the library and appling for the Community Development Block Grant. Purchasing the building on Main Street that currently houses the FSA Office (owned by Hildebrand and Kujawa) for $200,000 was discussed. Estimated costs for needed renovation were presented for gutter replacement, carpet, security system, wiring upgrades, and replacing the heating and cooling system, exceed $100,000. With totals amounting to over $300,000 the commissioners felt that a new structure could be built for approximately the same total. Concrete estimates were presented from Gibson Concrete for new cement at the existing site and from Marty Gardner for demolishing the old building north of the library. Discussion followed on where to build a new building and if it was built in the existing location of the current library, where would the library be housed during the construction phase. It was suggested to purchase the vacant lots behind the FSA Office from the Kadoka Nursing Home and build there. Parking along Seventh Street was a concern and it was questioned if there was ample room to have a parking lot. It was noted that the community members who had attended the meeting were in strong support of keeping the library on Main Street. With the deadline for the grant application approaching fast and so many decisions to make, the commissioners agreed to not apply for the grant until the October 15, 2012 deadline. A motion carried to not purchase the building from Hildebrand and Kujawa. Providing the drivers license service was discussed. County Auditor Vicki Wilson stated that from the letters that were sent to adjoining counties requesting funding assistance for this service, Bennett County responded stating they would not provide any funding. She stated that Haakon County may possibly provide some assistance. It was noted that those who attend the public meeting regarding the drivers license service were very supportive of continuing the service. A motion carried to continue the service. A request was received from an abstract company who would like to come to the courthouse and scan all the Jackson County records in the Register of Deeds office. Fees for obtaining copies of these records have been discussed at previous meetings with no decisions made. The documents requested are open records and available to the public. Wilson stated she will contact other counties and present fee information at the August meeting. Emergency Manager Jackie Stilwell said that there will be emergency management courses in various locations in the state for the commissioners to attend. Homeland Securitys main concern this year is addressing cyber terrorism. The process of submitting this grant has changed, and it needs to include dealing with cyber terrorism. Stilwell stated that if a disaster would affect Jackson County a command center would probably be located at the fire hall. She suggested replacing the generator at the courthouse with a larger unit, since the current one only operates a portion of the building, and donating the old one to the fire hall. If approved, funding through the Homeland Security grant would cover the expenses. The commissioners approved Stilwell to attend the SD State Emergency Managers Conference in September. Highway Superintendent Mitch Olney said that ditches are being mowed. The bridge that leads to the Pat Guptill residence should be completed within the week and the road leading to the Scott Breck residence will also be completed. Following these projects the road crew with be working east of Long Valley. Olney stated that Tom Luke and Sons have completed the gravel screening and crushing contract and will be leaving the area. A gravel contract with Guptill Farms for gravel at 60 per ton was approved. Olney presented information from Morris, Inc., of Ft. Pierre on renting a screener. The cost would be $9,000 for 160 hours and was approved. Truck repairs were discussed. One truck is in Philip being repaired and another truck needs the read end repaired. Upon request from the commissioners, Olney contacted Excel Truck and Trailer Repair in Rapid City and said they could start repairing the truck on the 14th or 16th of July. The commissioners said to contact Shads Towing to have them haul the truck to Rapid City for repairs. Olney stated that Western Communications has changed the programming on the radios to a low band. An estimate on installing repeaters will be obtained. At this point Commissioners Jim Stilwell and Glen Bennett left the meeting. Discussion was held on commissioners hiring family members as employees within the county. States Attorney Dan Van Gorp read the countys nepotism policy and according to the policy, hiring Rose Bennett, who is the wife of Commissioner Glen Bennett, for the position in the Director of Equalization Office would not be against policy since Brad Stone would be her supervisor. Those addressing the commissioners with concerns stated that even though it was not against policy, the commissioners supervise Brad Stone and Rose Bennetts husband, Glen, is a commissioner and overall it appears bad to the public to hire immediate family members. The commissioners agreed that publically it may not appear as the right decision, but no other qualified applicants applied for the position. A motion carried to hire Rose Bennett at an hourly rate of $9.00 with a beginning date of July 16. Twiss and Denke voted yes, Bonenberger voted no. A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. at courthouse for information regarding a land exchange between the forrest service to the nature conservancy. Following the land exchange, these parcels of land will be offered for sale to private landowners. Sheriff Clements said the Deputy Sheriff Ian Patrick has submitted his resignation and the position will be advertised. He also said there are currently two people completing 20 hours of community service, entering data into his computer. The commissioners held a 40 minute executive session for personnel issues, with no action taken. With no other business the meeting adjourned. The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, August 13.

Kadokas A team Badlands Tourney champs

League champs The Kadoka A baseball team took first place in the Badlands Baseball Tournamnet that was held in Wall on Saturday, July 14. In the first game Kadoka defeated Philip with a score of 6-5 in seven innings. In the championship game, Kadoka defeated Murdo in seven innings with a final 13-4. Picture back row (L-R): Lavin Bendt, assistant coach Rich Lamont, Jory Rodgers, Makenzie Stilwell, Storm Wilcox, AJ Bendt, Barney Letellier, assistant coach Rich Bendt, and coach Jody Sudbeck. Front row: Katy ODaniel, Reese Sudbeck, Marcus Herber, Abe Herber, Jarred Hicks, Richard Lamont, Gage Weller. --photo by Shawna Bendt

Athletic physicals due prior to August 13 practice, school starts August 27

Although its still mid-July, back to the books and sporting events is just around the corner for Kadoka Area School District students. There will be a back-to-school parent/athletic meeting on Thursday, August 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Kadoka City Park. During this time parents and athletes will also enjoy build-your-own banana splits. In case of inclement weather, it will be held at the Great Hall. Athletes in grades 6-12 will need to have their physicals completed prior to the first practice which will be on Monday, August 13 for those in football, cross country and volleyball. Activities Director Harry Weller said physicals are good for three years. If anyone has questions regarding physicals they may call his cell at 212-9659. Weller said practice times have not yet been determined at this time, but will be published at a later date. The first day of school will be Monday, August 27.

News Briefs
Rodeo Bible Camp workday, Sunday, July 22, 1:00 p.m. at the arena. Everyone welcome. Summer Reading Program at the Jackson County Library on Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. for children ages 3-6. Badlands Cowboys for Christ Rodeo Bible Camp starts Monday, August 6, and will contintue through the 9th for youth ages 13 through 19. Questions please call 605-8372376 or 605-441-8554.

VanderMay takes over as school board president, Great Hall repairs on schedule
~ by Robyn Jones ~ The Kadoka Area School Board met on Wednesday, July 11 at 5 p.m. for a building meeting. The architecture and construction contractors were present to discuss the repairs of the Great Hall. Progress with the project is on schedule. Appling stucco to the exterior portion of the building is planned to begin on Monday, July 23. The interior portion of the repairs has also begun. Insulation within the walls, that is absorbed with water, is being removed and replaced with new insulation. Additional remodeling projects were proposed. Installing new windows and siding to the west side of the former elementary wing was discussed. At 7:00 p.m. the board called their regular meeting to order. The agenda, financial report, bills and minutes from the June 13 and 26 meetings were approved. The transportation committee recommended that a new Blue Bird, 53 passenger bus, be purchased for the amount of $80,250. A motion carried to approve the purchase. Contracts were approved for Valerie Kruse, instructional aide at Interior in the amount of $9 per hour, Kate Latham, special education aide, at Interior for $9 per hour, and Nikki DeVries, cheerleading advisor, in the amount of $900. At this time, the board proceeded with reorganization. Mark DeVries was presented with a certificate of merit for his years of service to the district. Oaths of office were given to Eileen Stolley, business manager, and to Ross Block and Mark Williams, board members. Dan VanderMay was elected as president of the board and Ross Block was elected vice president. Compensation for the school board members will remain at $75 for the president and $50 for other members for each meeting. School lunch costs were discussed. New changes in the nutrition program requires that more fresh fruits and vegetables are served. With these changes, the costs of the lunch program will increase. Lunch rates from last year were discussed and increases of 5 and 10 per meal were proposed. Although the lunch program has never sustained a profit, having the program sustain itself is the goal. A motion carried to increase all student meals by 10, adult meals by 25 and milk will remain at 30. Admission fees for extra curricular events will remain the same as last year. Board members were appointed to the following committees. Three Rivers Coop: Dawn Rasmussen; auditorium: Ken Lensegrav and Dan VanderMay; buildings and grounds: VanderMay, Dale Christensen and Ross Block; transportation: Lensegrav and DJ Addison; policy: Rasmussen, Christensen and Mark Williams; technology: Block and Addison; sports complex: Addison and Williams; negotiations: VanderMay, Block and Christensen. The board entered into executive session at 8:10 p.m. for the purpose of marketing and pricing strategies. They returned to open session 10 minutes later, with no action taken. Another executive session was held for personnel matters that lasted 12 minutes. No action was taken when returning to open session. The next regular board meeting was rescheduled for Wednesday, August 15, due to a conflict with the ASBSD/SASD joint convention in Sioux Falls. In other action the board: approved the second reading and adoption of the technology use policies, adopted the annual designations as listed on the agenda, approved to publish staff contracts; declared several items as surplus which will be sold at a public auction at a later date, established bus routes the same as last year.

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Jack Brunsch____________________ Walter Van Tassel________________
cations in the United States and to Mexico. It was during this period that Walter got to meet and shake hands with former president, Jimmy Carter. All who knew Walter had no doubt of his honesty and work ethic. Seldom was work being done that he was not involved in. He enjoyed talking with people who came to visit or have grain cleaned. If you were around him for any amount of time, you got the benefit of his story telling and his ever-present big smile and a sparkle in his eyes. He also enjoyed working on all machinery, from the simplest to the most complex, and could get just about anything back up and running. Unfortunately, he never got around to building his flying machine but got to fly in an airplane with son Jim and finally got to ride in a helicopter last summer. One of his favorite pastimes was fishing. He always enjoyed hunting, playing the violin and accordion, and tinkering. Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 59 years, Joann Van Tassel; four children, Steven Van Tassel (Susan) of Midland, Sandra Heaton (Dennis) of Midland, Linda Clavel (Ted) of Mankato, Minn., and James Van Tassel (Brenda) of Midland; eight grandchildren, Terri (Heaton) Staben, Gina (Heaton) Steinlicht, Jesse Heaton, Brady Clavel, Krista (Clavel) Brown, Michelle Van Tassel, LaRae Van Tassel and Ryan Van Tassel; five great-grandchildren Michael Steinlicht, Megan Steinlicht, Erika Steinlicht, Leah Staben and Zoe Staben; a halfbrother, Donald VanTassel of Ottumwa, Iowa; a half-sister, Eunice Valentine (Phil) of Ottumwa, Iowa; a special aunt, Fern Konst; and a special uncle, William Billy Lee. Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ruth (Caster) Van Tassel; a half-brother, Vern Van Tassel; and his maternal grandparents, William and Pearl Lee. Funeral services were held Monday, July 16, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating. Music was provided by Barb Bowen, pianist, and Chuck and RuthAnn Carstensen, vocalists. Ushers were Reuben Vollmer and Mickey Daly. Pallbearers were Mark Foland, Glen Hostutler, Tony Willoughby, Ed Heeb, Dean Heeb and Vincent Schofield.Honorary pallbearers were his birthday buddies, Vern and Carrol Foland, Lawrence and Ronda Schofield, all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment was at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip. A memorial has been established to the Midland Volunteer Fire Department and the Midland Ambulance. Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. His online guestbook is available at he built and cherished many lifelong friendships. Survivors include a son, Alan Brunsch of Norris; a daughter, Misty Brunsch of Norris; his mother, Lucille Brunsch of Norris; two brothers, Beryl Brunsch of Martin, and Jim Brunsch and his wife, Jill, of Buckeye, Ariz.; four sisters, Nancy Kehn of Batesland, Carol Anderson and her husband, Stanton, of Belvidere, Jane Rutherford and her husband, Mike, of Rapid City, and Cindy Coon and her husband, Rodney, of Martin; and a host of other relatives and friends. Jack was preceded in death by his father, Paul, and nieces, Angie Amiotte and Michelle Brunsch. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 14, at the Martin Activities Center at Martin Grade School with Father Craig West and Father Webster Two Hawk officiating. Music was provided by Steve Livermont, Stuart Livermont and Sharla Krogman. Ushers were Steve Williams, Kevin Sasse, Scott Bauman and Dick Nelson. Pallbearers were John Bauman, Dale Young, John Brooks, Keith Louden, Roger Latshaw, Bruce Berry, Stanton Anderson, J.D. Witt and Lyle OBryan. Honorary pallbearers were Jacks nephews, Willie and Jesse Clifford, David and Joe Amiotte, Tony Ward, Chad, James Jr., Grady and Grant Brunsch. Interment was at the Martin Cemetery. A memorial has been established. Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. His online guestbook is available at

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Walter Van Tassel, age 88 of Midland, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Walter Harlan Van Tassel was born February 16, 1924, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Walter E. and Ruth Van Tassel. Walter (Junior to many) moved to the Midland area in 1929 where he lived with his grandparents, William and Pearl Lee, on the 1912 homestead ranch north of Ottumwa and was raised like brothers and sister with his aunt, Fern (Lee) Konst, and his uncle, Bill Lee. Walter was educated at the Mattison Country School where he graduated the eighth grade. Walter continued to farm and ranch with the Lees and became very mechanically inclined, working on the farm equipment, keeping it moving during the war years (baling wire and a good set of pliers will fix anything). In 1951, a custom farming crew from Nebraska made its way into the Ottumwa (S.D.) area. Joann Walker, who was driving truck for her parents, was invited to a birthday party for Bill Lee, where she met Walter. There were several trips to Nebraska over the next year that culminated in their marriage in 1952. Walter continued to work the ranch with the Lees and started his family. Walter and Bill Lee established the Golden Willow Ranch on the original homestead, which raised registered Black Angus cattle, certified seed, farming and custom grain cleaning. Over the years, Walter worked hard to improve the quality of seed produced by Golden Willow Seeds. During this time period, Walter was recognized with several awards, including the 1991 South Dakota Certified Seed Grower of the year. In 1995, Walter and Joann were invited to participate as ambassadors for People to People mission and traveled to China. They also made trips to various lo-

Jack Louis Brunsch, age 60 of Norris, S.D., died suddenly, on Monday, July 9, 2012, while working at his ranch. Jack Louis Brunsch was born March 17, 1952, in Kadoka, the son of Paul and Lucille (Peck) Brunsch. He began grade school in a one room school house located two miles from the ranch home. He later attended grade school at Norris, before attending Bennett County High School, graduating in 1970. He began his college career at South Dakota State University in Brookings, then transferred to Missoula, Mont., before graduating from Black Hills State College, majoring in biology and chemistry. Jacks first and main interest was his children. He also loved ranching, team roping, gardening, golfing, skiing, and generally all outdoor activities with family and friends. Throughout his years in rodeo, Jack received many buckles and awards. In 2010, he participated in the Indian National Finals Rodeo. Through both ranching and rodeo,

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It wasnt too long ago I had to tell a sixty-something woman that her breast biopsy showed cancer cells. I explained what the next steps would be and that soon I would arrange for her to see a breast cancer specialist. I remember looking up from the chart into her eyes and seeing a strange glassy stare. She had that What do I do now? look. More than ten million Americans are cancer survivors, but that number doesnt seem to help much when you are the patient, some doctor is speaking, and the word cancer comes up. In discussions like this, Ive learned from experience that after the word cancer, all other words and advice are likely lost, and another visit for options in a day or two is needed. Then it is my job to make available to her the very best treatment, and to help her believe in it. Yesterday I asked a 95 year-old patient and friend of mine who is a breast cancer survivor how it all happened. She described about twenty years earlier discovering a marble sized hard lump in her breast, being referred to the surgeon who, in 1989, gave her options of treatment. The patient then chose to have a simple mastectomy. She said, I didnt get excited, I just trusted the doctor. He told me we dont play around with this stuff, and I believed him. This wise woman went on to tell me about her relative who also had a breast lump, was afraid, didnt get help, and didnt live a year. Better to just think of it like getting a new hip. Get it taken care of, and get on with life. She said. Trust is the key ingredient to this story of cancer. First, the physician must truly deliver the very best treatment options available anywhere and then the patient must believe that is true. Like my 95 year-old patient said, I just trusted the doctor. Take home message: Caring for cancer patients requires a physician to know how to communicate well; When caring for any patient physicians must promise to deliver the best treatment options available anywhere; Successful treatment depends on the patient trusting that the physician is delivering on that promise.

Sneaking Vegetables into Family Meals Encouraging children and adults to eat more vegetables makes sense since they are lowcalorie, high fiber and nutrientrich foods. People who eat generous amounts of vegetables as part of a healthy diet can reduce their risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, stroke and some types of cancers. Children ages 2 to 3 years old need 1 cup of vegetables daily, 4 to 8 year olds should get 1 to 1-1/2 cups and 9 to 13 year olds need 11/2 to 2-1/2 cups. Teens and adults need 2-1/2 to 3 cups daily. These amounts are for individuals getting less than 30 minutes of physical activity per day. As you increase your physical activity, you can eat more and stay within your calorie budget. Regular physical activity is important for your overall health and fitness. Eating a variety of vegetables is as important as quantity. No single vegetable provides all the nutrients you need to be healthy. Include vegetables throughout your day for snacks, side dishes or in your main meal. All vegetables (including beans) count toward your daily recommended amount, whether theyre fresh, frozen, or canned. Think color. Eating vegetables of

different colors such as black beans, green spinach, and orange sweet potatoes give your body a wide range of nutrients such as fiber, folate, and vitamin A, just to name a few. As you know, just because we tell kids that vegetables are good for them, doesnt mean that theyll want to eat more of them. Try a variety of serving strategies to broaden your familys comfort zone for eating vegetables. One strategy may be to hide vegetables in foods your family is willing to eat. Try adding vegetable toppings like broccoli and spinach to pizza. Stir peas and corn into a casserole or mix shredded zucchini into meatloaf or muffins. Have family members help prepare skewers of vegetables such as tomatoes, mushrooms and green peppers for kabobs, as part of a barbeque meal. MyPlate ( developed by the USDA supports the idea of increasing vegetable and fruit consumption by suggesting that we fill half our plate with colorful fruit and vegetables at every meal. For quick vegetable and fruit recipes that take 30 minutes or less to prepare go to:

First human WNV detection reported

A Beadle County blood donor is South Dakotas first human West Nile virus (WNV) detection of the season, the state health department reported today. The individual was in the 20 to 29 age group. This individual was not ill but was detected through the routine screening of blood donations that takes place to make sure the blood supply is safe, said Dr. Lon Kightlinger, State Epidemiologist for the department. Its a clear indication that mosquito-to-human WNV transmission is taking place and people need to protect themselves. To prevent mosquito bites and reduce the risk of WNV, the department recommends the following personal precautions: ` Use mosquito repellents (DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535) and limit exposure by covering up. Limit time outdoors from dusk to midnight when Culex mosquitoes are most active. Get rid of standing water that gives mosquitoes a place to breed. Support local mosquito control efforts. Personal precautions are especially important for those at high risk for WNV people over 50, pregnant women, transplant patients, individuals with diabetes or high blood pressure, and those with a history of alcohol abuse. People with a severe or unusual headache should see their physician. Seven mosquito pools have also tested positive for WNV so far this season in South Dakota, two in Brookings County and five in Brown County. All of the positive pools were Culex tarsalis, the primary carrier of the virus in South Dakota. Find WNV prevention information on the Web at Information is also available from the SDSU Cooperative Extension Service at

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Read Luke 22:31-34 The disciple Peter was a man of great faith and bold action. But as readers of the New Testament know, his brash style sometimes led him to make humiliating Learning From Failure mistakes. More than once, this disciple had to wear the label of "miserable failure" rather than that of "obedient servant." We can all relate when it comes to falling short of expectations. Obedience to God is a learning process, and failure is a part of our development as humble servants. When we yield to temptation or rebel against God's authority, we realize that sin has few rewards, and even those are fleeting. Failure is an excellent learning tool, as Peter could certainly attest. Through trial and error, he discovered that humility is required of believers (John 13:5-14); that God's ways are higher than the world's ways (Mark 8:33); and that one should never take his eyes off Jesus (Matt. 14:30). He took each of those lessons to heart and thereby grew stronger in his faith. Isn't that Romans 8:28 in action? God caused Peter's failures to be put to good use as training material because the disciple was eager to mature and serve. God doesn't reward rebellion or wrongdoing. However, by His grace, He blesses those who choose repentance and embrace chastisement as a tool for growth. We would probably all prefer to grow in our faith without ever making a mistake before God's eyes, but we cannot deny that missteps are instructive. Failure teaches believers that it is much wiser and more profitable to be obedient to the Lord. That's a lesson we all should take to heart.

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Guest speaker at churches

Paul Lloyd will be the guest speaker on Sunday, July 29 at 9:30 a.m. at the Belvidere Community Church and at 11:00 a.m. at the Kadoka Presbyterian Church. Paul, orginally from Alabama, is the associate pastor at the South Canyon Baptist Church in Rapid City. He and his wife, Lynn, have two teenage daughters, Summerlin and Emily. Paul provides leadership with the senior pastor and specializes in the areas of Pastoral Care and Discipleship. The South Canyon Baptist Church is one of the largest evangelical churches in Rapid City and located on the west side of town. Everyone is cordially invited to come and listen to Paul Lloyd on Sunday, July 29.

Meals for the Elderly

Monday, July 23 Cheeseburger pie, rosemary potatoes, mixed vegetables, biscuit and pears. Tuesday, July 24 Oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, sliced beets, bread and banana pudding dessert. Wednesday, July 25 Beef and noodles, glazed carrots, sunshine gelatin salad, bread and mixed fruit. Thursday, July 26 Barbecue pork, baked potato, broccoli, dinner roll and peaches. Friday, July 27 Hamburger on a bun with lettuce and onion, oven browned potatoes, baked beans and ice cream with strawberries.

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Belvidere News

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Lookin Around
by Syd Iwan

Belvidere News
Syd Iwan 344-2547
Chris and Terry Baldwin and girls were visited last week by Chris sister, Susan Gepner, from Connecticut. Her husband, Gary, was with her as was her daughter, Dorothy. They came last Sunday, and, on Tuesday, the Baldwins and Gepners toured the Black Hills. They went to Wind Cave, Mt. Rushmore, and the Needles and even stopped for ice cream in Hill City. On Friday, everyone went to Sioux Falls. The Gepners were on their way to visit Garys sister in Minneapolis, and the Baldwins took in the South Dakota bee-keepers annual summer meeting. Of particular interest were some speakers from USDA who spoke on chemicals to use on the mites that infect bees. Chris himself uses, instead of chemicals, a survival of the fittest approach. He sees which hives have natural immunity and uses those to increase his numbers. This isnt the normal approach, but works for Chris although he is one of the few beekeepers that does it. The Baldwins skipped a banquet one evening in favor of visiting the falls on the river in town. The river isnt very wild this year, but the park and falls were enjoyable anyway. Michelle Mansfield was in Rapid City last week attending some classes involved with her teaching duties at Kadoka. Son Tyrel stayed home with his dad, Aaron, and also spent a night with grandparents, Jim and Fayola. At home, the Mansfields helped Bonenbergers and Magelkys work some cattle. Bunny Green and Wally Wells took their dogs to Kadoka last week for rabies shots. Another day, Bunny, Betty Kusick and Cheryll Wells journeyed to Kadoka for groceries. Cheryll came back from helping her folks to help Wally celebrate his birthday on the 18th, but she will have to go back before long. Cella Baldwin and her cousin were walking by one day and stopped to visit Bunny on her porch for an hour or so. Bunny said the grasshoppers have now pretty much decimated the plants she had in pots on the porch. Mike and Marlene Perault are currently entertaining son Johns two youngest kids, Jackson and Kylie, from Kansas. They expect to be here about ten days or so and enjoy helping around the place, trying their hands at driving tractors, doing chores, etc. Daughter Coleen also came by for a couple of days. She and her family were on their way to camp in the Black Hills. Since they had their trailer with them, they just parked it in the yard and slept in it. They have three children. As a result, Peraults have seen five of their twelve grandkids in the last week. Marlene mentioned that it was also very hot six years ago when their daughter, Laney, got married. It was 106 on her wedding day but 117 the next day when they opened gifts at Mike and Marlenes. Dave and Jean Calhoon are having grasshopper problems with their garden. As a result, they picked all their beets and brought them to give away at church on Sunday. Dave said they are somewhat small but really good. Other than that, haying is the main activity at the Calhoons. Dave said we were spoiled by last years abundant hay crop, but there is some to get this year as well to add to the leftovers from last year. Chad and Francie Davis were visited by their friend, Alicia, and family this last week. She has four kids about the same age as the Davis kids. Alicia is now from Illinois, but is originally from Union Center and attended Sunshine Bible Academy with Chad and Francie. Activities included playing in the trickle that is left of the White River. This involves quite a bit of mud and sand. On Thursday evening, Francie and boys rode horses across the river and over to Bob Fortunes. They stayed there overnight and helped work some heifers on Friday. Russ and Gay Spinsby had both of their boys home this weekend. Marty and his son, Charlie, came from Dell Rapids on Friday and left early on Sunday. Casey had been in Pierre all week attending some classes having to do with his police work in Huron. He had brought his camper along to stay in. His wife, Janet, and kids came to Pierre this weekend, and the whole family came to Russ and Gays on Saturday for a cookout and to help Marty and Charlie celebrate their birthdays which are both in the near future. Bob, Diane and Matt Bork also came over for the cookout. Since Charlie is five and Caseys children, Xavier and Yesenia, are eight and nine, there was a lot of activity. After they all left, Gay said it was awfully quiet. The whole family hadnt been together for quite a spell so it was nice to see each other again. Over the 4th, the Spinsbys were visited by Todd Martin of Beresford and his son, Stone, who often comes to hunt and were after prairie dogs this time around. Gay also said theyve wrapped up their wheat harvest for this year which is always a relief. Betty Kusick drove to Winner one day last week with Loretta and Lawrence Schreiber. They went to visit Lorettas daughter-in-law and grandson. Betty said they hadnt been there in a while so it was nice to catch up on things despite Winner being one of the hotter areas on earth. Another day, Betty caught a ride with Arla Patterson from Kadoka to Wanblee since Arla was working at the post office there that day. She then accompanied Joe Livermont to a doctors appointment in Pine Ridge before catching the return trip with Arla. Betty already has fresh cucumbers from some pots she has on her porch. She said her son, Kenny, was a bit mad at her since his cucumbers in Kadoka havent quite set on yet. Her tomatoes, also in pots, will still be a few days before they have ripe ones.

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Marjorie Anne Letellier 462-6228 He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere. Emerson Sharon Ring and Deb visited with Marjorie Anne Letellier on Monday afternoon. The Jason Burma family traveled to Sunshine Bible Academy Monday evening. The boys surprised their friend, Josh Hofman, on his birthday that day. The Burmas returned home on Wednesday in time to head to Mission for the ball game. Tuesday evening, Paul and LuAnne Beckwith of Pierre brought down their car for Andee and spent time at the James Letelliers. They also visited Ron and Becky Patton at Lakeview that evening. Wednesday the Blackpipe baseball team played Mission at Antelope and came home the victors by a wide margin. Blackpipe hosted the Rosebud baseball team and won 11-1 on Thursday evening. If you havent seen many kids around this last week, its because they were busy attending basketball camp in White River and playing baseball at night. Our older kids have been playing in basketball leagues all summer long, too. White River had three teams and it keeps our kids busy. CJ White Hat and Justice Morrison have been busy pitching for the Mission teener baseball team, too. Quite a deal, when they are so talented they are in great demand before they even get to high school. We are proud! Wednesday and Thursday Susan Taft was working in the post office. Thursday afternoon Dan and Morgan went to Winner for baler parts. Jean Kary accompanied June Ring and her grandson, Matthew, to the Donna Adrian home in White River for a joint meeting of the Riverview, Ring Thunder and Norris Extension Club ladies on Wednesday. Donna gave them a quiz on herbs and then furnished the herbs to let them each make their own herb garden. It was a nice afternoon. June Ring and Janice Ring traveled to Rapid City on Thursday on business. Thursday evening the James Letelliers went out for supper to celebrate their anniversary and were home in time to get in on some of the Blackpipe game. Those little guys are so fun to watch. They are all business and love playing the game. They like lots of fans, too. Come and enjoy a ball game. Heat has been the topic of the news these days and has certainly been dictating the activities, too or lack of them. Stay cool and remember to drink a lot of water. The hottest day so far was Sunday when folks report up to 113 degrees! That is one record we dont even want to keep or break again. Maxine Allard accompanied June Ring to the Brunsch family prayer service held in Martin on Friday evening. She was so glad to get to see so many of the family. Maxine also reports that her daughter, Sharon, had knee surgery on Thursday and is doing fine. Dan and Susan Taft were among the huge crowd of folks who attended the services for Jack Brunsch held in Martin on Saturday afternoon. The Tafts visited her parents, Alvin and Judy Simmons, after the service. This community was totally shocked Monday to hear the news of the loss of Jack Brunsch, 60. What a great friend and neighbor! Jack called Norris home all his life and we are very proud of that. Norris followed his name on a lot of rodeo programs, too. A very large crowd of family, friends and neighbors gathered in both Kadoka and Martin to pay their last respects to one great cowboy. He always had time to visit and was sincerely interested in you. He was never too busy to care. Jack was a great Mr. Mom, too. Alan and Misty and the rest of the Brunsch family, you can be assured of all our love and support. We pray that the dear Lord will comfort your sad hearts at this time of sudden loss. We will all miss Jack, but he will be in our hearts forever. May God bless the memory of Jack Brunsch. Sunday dinner guests of the Jason Burmas were James and Marjorie Letellier. That evening Jason Burma and Beaver and Jade left for Cedar Canyon Bible Camp at Maurine. Jason is the camp director. Everyone must be outside this morning trying to beat the heat; therefore not much news. Sunday, I thought of getting a busload to head north for the summer. How about it? Have a great week.

Simple Pleasures
I picked my first vine-ripened home-raised tomato this year on July 9. I ate it that day as well, and it was excellent. This is a few days earlier than last year when I had to wait until July 13. July 4 is my aim for next year, but that may be pushing it a bit. Oh, Im sorry. I didnt mean to lord it over you if you havent had any home-raised tomatoes yet this year. Oh, well, maybe I did a little. Couldnt help myself. Good tomatoes, though, are one of the simple pleasures of life. When youve been eating the storebought, certainly-not-vine-ripened ones for lo these many winter and spring months, its hard not to be delighted when you finally get a really tasty one. Now if my cucumbers would just hurry up and set on, that would be great. In the meanwhile, Ill have to search around for other simple pleasure to keep life interesting. Actually, I found two last week in the form of new computer games. Both are hard enough to keep you working but not so impossible that they drive you crazy. One takes me around the world in 80 days, and the other has me breezing from England back and forth to various exotic places. Both are fun. Several times lately, too, Ive been delighted by sunrises or sunsets. The other morning, there was a whole sky-full of pink fluffy clouds. I just sat spellbound and watched Gods display until the sun came up enough to make me get up and grudgingly go inside. As you know, God is an artist with light and can paint amazing scenes. Sometimes after a thunderstorm, the sun peaks out under the departing clouds and makes everything golden and really quite lovely. The wet prairie gives off a fresh scent about then to enhance the experience. The smells of sage, and grass and soil all combine to make a guy breathe deeply and rejoice. This morning, I was enchanted with the eastern view just before sunrise. There were the bright morning stars of Venus and Jupiter with the tiny remnant of the crescent moon parked right between them. If that werent enough, Capella was glowing just to the north of them, and little Aldebaran in Taurus was keeping close company with Venus. I was sad to see the sky lighten so much that these diamonds of light faded out on me. A good book is also a treat. The other evening I was reading a book on my small laptop computer while eating at a local restaurant. It was written by a humorist who occasionally comes up with something really funny. There I was practically laughing out loud and hoping everyone around didnt notice and wonder if Id just gone nuts or what. A good mystery is fine too and lots of other stuff. Im not a particularly social person so I dont belong to any clubs or anything like that. It is occasionally fun, though, to get out amongst them and jabber about this and that. It tends to give you a boost out of your normal routine, which can be refreshing. Sometimes, too, interacting with family can be rewarding. When Im helping care for our son, Chance, he often leans into me and puts his head down on my shoulder. This simple action makes my heart expand quite a bit, and Im never in any hurry to have him sit back down. Kids can try your patience from time to time, but they can also touch your heart. Another delight is finding a great new piano arrangement of a hymn or song you already like. Ive found several like that so far this year, and they often give me a certain buzz way down in my belly that tells me this composition is really good. Usually these are difficult pieces that take some work before others can enjoy hearing you play them, but they are well worth the effort. This morning after church, I bragged to Betty that my tomatoes were already producing. She pointed to her kitchen cupboard where there were two fresh cucumbers shed just picked off a potted vine on her front porch. I almost grabbed them and ran, but I was able to restrain myself. In other words, Betty turned it on me and traded one bit of bragging for another. She told me I cheated by buying my tomato plants already flowering back in May, which isnt too far from the truth. Thats okay. She must have cheated a little with the cucumbers too. Never mind, Ill have cucumbers before long, and meanwhile I have three more ripe tomatoes in the refrigerator that Im about to enjoy with a bit of salt, a nice chunk of meat, and maybe a bun. I even have some excellent cherries in the refrigerator, and a bit of fresh-apricot cobbler might go nicely with a scoop of ice cream for dessert. You know, it appears that life is just full of simple pleasures, and all we have to do is look around and find them. Keep looking.

SDHDA opens second application round for HOME Program Funding

South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is inviting developers to submit applications for its second round of funding for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. The HOME program provides funds to developers and/or owners for acquisition, new construction, and rehabilitation of affordable housing. An initial application round was held in February with six applications receiving HOME funds. SDHDA will have $2,370,000 available during the second application cycle, of which $450,000 is designated as CHDO set-aside. Applications must be received by July 31, 2012, at 5:00 pm (CST). The HOME Program Allocation Plan and application form can be found on SDHDAs website at Call Joanne Heckenlaible at 605.773.5159 or email at with your HOME questions.

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Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist 605-842-1267 Drought Resources One of the challenges that every farmer and rancher (and Extension worker) dreads seems to be setting in on much of South Dakota, as well as much of the country, drought. About every day recently, calls come in to the Winner Regional Extension Center, and Im sure others, regarding questions about salvaging corn fields for livestock feed and other drought-related issues. Fortunately, most producers seem to be aware of potential nitrate poisoning, but need clarification on a number of details. When drought strikes, there is a long list of potential concerns that producers have questions about, and may not have dealt with for a while. SDSU Extension has geared up for drought response several times in the past, and is actively working on updating existing resources and making them available. One avenue of making resources available is the new teaching platform for SDSU Extension, iGrow, which can be found at: Beginning on July 16, 2012, a new community will be created under the Livestock and Agronomy tabs, labeled Drought. You can look there for a number of resources which will be helpful. Regular news releases have and will continue to appear in South Dakota newspapers, targeting specific topics. For detailed information on specific topics, SDSU Extension relies heavily on publications and factsheets, virtually all of which are published online, as well as available in print form. To obtain printed copies, visit your closest Regional Extension Center, or they may be available at most County Extension Offices. If you have Internet access, you can also obtain them via, and/or by visiting the SDSU Extension Resources website: Type one or more keywords in the Search Publications box to narrow your search, and try a variety of keywords if youre not finding what you want. Sometimes it is more helpful to talk to a live person in getting help and the answer to your questions. The re-organization of SDSU Extension has now located the expertise of SDSU in eight regional centers. One of these centers may be located in your community, and if so, give them a visit. The hiring process to staff the centers with experts in a variety of specialties is progressing, but not complete. If the person you need to consult isnt at the center you visit, or isnt in, someone who can help is only a phone call away. The eight Regional Extension Centers and the telephone numbers to reach them are: Aberdeen Regional Center 605.626.2870; Lemmon Regional Center - 605.374.4177; Mitchell Regional Center - 605.995.7378; Pierre Regional Center 605.773.8120, Rapid City Regional Center - 605.394.1722; Sioux Falls Regional Center - 605.782.3290; Watertown Regional Center 605/882.5140; Winner Regional Center - 605.842.1267. Although the bulk of what SDSU Extension provides is information, we also offer some services, such as testing livestock water for Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), and Quick Nitrate Tests for Forages. Each Regional Extension Center and some County Extension Offices have meters and test kits to perform these services. Calendar 7/26-27/2012: IPM Field School for Agronomy Professionals, SE Research Farm, Beresford, SD 8/14/2012: Tomato IPM webinar, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT, Winner Regional Extension Center 8/16/2012: Winter Wheat Meeting, 6:30 pm, Auditorium, Draper 8/21-23/2012: DakotaFest, Mitchell

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Emergency octane rules in effect; hearing set on permanent rules

Emergency rules allowing the sale of 85 octane gasoline with mandatory cautionary labels went into effect July 9 and a public hearing is scheduled July 20 on permanent rules governing the sale of that product. At the direction of Gov. Dennis Daugaard, the State Department of Public Safety implemented the emergency rules after a review of state laws by the Office of Weights and measures within DPS concluded that the sale of 85 octane gasoline is illegal anywhere in South Dakota. The Governor also requested and received an official opinion from Atty. Gen. Marty Jackley confirming the Office of Weights and Measures conclusion. Because of concerns raised by petroleum marketers about possible fuel shortages, the emergency rules were written to allow sale of 85 octane temporarily while the public has an opportunity to comment on permanent rules that clarify the status of 85 octane in the state. Several Rocky Mountain states allow the sale of 85 octane fuel, and it has been a commonly sold product in western South Dakota for many years. Until permanent rules have been finalized, those in the industry who sell 85 octane are required to classify the fuel as sub-regular and post a cautionary label that reads: Sub-regular octane. Refer to owners manual before fueling. A public hearing on permanent rules for 85 octane gasoline is scheduled for July 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the Capital Lake Visitors Center in Pierre. Any citizen may attend that hearing and offer comments. Written comments are also being accepted, from now through July 30. Written comments should be addressed to Office of Weights and Measures, 118 W. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD, 57501. Emailed comments are being accepted at The language of the emergency and proposed permanent rules may be found at the Department of Public Safety website Information on the rules hearing also will be available at that site. 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 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.

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Susan Hoon came by on Sunday to see her mother, Betty VanderMay. Mary Petras enjoyed seeing her grandchildren, the Buehrer family: Kyle, Tamie, Autumn and Austin. Dwight Louder spent time with his wife, Dorothy, and son, Darin, this week. Larry Grimme stopped in on Sunday for a visit with his friend, Harold Schnee. Shirley Josserand came by on Monday to see Harold. Polly Kujawa got out for a walk with her son, Jim, on Sunday. Polly enjoyed the company of her children, Scott and Rita Endres, Joanne Berheim, and Rhonda Schultz, over the weekend. Granddaughter Stephanie Boynon was also here to see Polly. All the other family members visited as well, but did not sign our book. Winona Carson had a nice visit with daughter-in-law, Renate Carson, on Sunday. Ron and Renate were in on Tuesday. Visiting from Casper, WY, were Georgetta Coles, Winona's niece, and Rachael Allen, Winona's sister-in-law. Mary Bull Bear had a pleasant time with granddaughter, E. Marie, on Monday. Nevaeh Pierce visited Grandma Mary several times this week. Daughter Sonia stopped in frequently, too. Wilma Daniel enjoyed chatting with her friends, Diane McDaniel and Sheila Westfall, on Monday. On Wednesday, Milton Sorensen welcomed the company of several family members including Norma Sorensen, sister; Billy, Brice and Nellie Krebs, great niece and nephew; and Steve and Michelle Krebs, nephew and niece-in-law. Harriet Noteboom had a good time with her friend, Bob Brown, from Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Ruth Klundt enjoyed time spent with husband, Lyle. Rick and Paulette Wilmarth stopped in to see Alice Wilmarth a few times. Shorty Ireland enjoyed time spent with his son, Hal, and daughter-in-law, Edie, on Sunday.

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Toews, Deppe to wed

Sydne Lenox Robyn Jones

Jennesa Weller of Lodi, CA, arrived in Rapid City on Saturday, July 7, for a weeks visit with her grandmother, Joyce Hicks. Joyce and daughter, Peggy Williams, of Black Hawk met her at the airport and she spent the weekend visiting relatives in the Black Hills area, including the Williams, Gary Hicks and Raymond and Linda Hicks. Joyce and Jennesa returned to Kadoka and on Wednesday went to Pierre and Onida to visit relatives, then to Wall Drug on Friday. Jennesa left for her California home on Saturday. She is the daughter of Jim Hicks. The community extends their sympathy to the family of Jack Brunsch, who was well-known in the area. Joyce (Jetter) and Leroy Anderson of Gold Canyon, AZ, met Sydne Lenox in the Black Hills on Thursday and they spent a couple days in the Deadwood area. The Andersons are on a month-long trip visiting in Montana, Edmonton, Canada and Colorado, getting out of the heat of Arizona for a while, not knowing most of the places they have visited have been about as hot or hotter than their home. On Saturday they went to Martin to attend the funeral of Jack Brunsch, the brother of their sister-in-law, Carol Anderson, of Norris. Then they left to visit two of their sons in Colorado, and will go to the East Coast in a few days to spend Joyces birthday with their daughter before returning home. On June 28 Leland and Iris Bearheels and their daughter, Laurie Bearheels, attended a reception in White River for the state-winning B basketball team from White River. Lauries sons, Bubba and Cody Young, were members of the winning team. Each member of the team was honored with a program, a meal, a jacket and a ring. This past week Laurie and her sons were in Phoenix, AZ, attending a basketball camp and tournament. Jim Horst is in St. Marys Hospital in Pierre recovering from surgery on Friday of a ruptured appendix and a kidney stone. He is doing some better as of this writing and Mayola returned to Kadoka for work on Monday, but Jim will be hospitalized for a while yet. Their daughter, Wendy, lives in Pierre. We wish him a speedy recovery. Del Struble, Les brother, is still hospitalized in Rapid City and may be sent home in a few days. He is from Belle Fourche and is being treated for cancer, according to a report from Muree Struble. The six Kujawa siblings and some of their families were in Kadoka over the weekend for their annual reunion and to visit with their mom, Polly. Among those present were Kenny Kujawa of Huntsville, MO; Karen and Jack Henderson of Littleton, CO; their daughter, Brittany and Ryan Schnabel and daughter, Lilly, of Thornton, CO; their son, Nick Rhinehart and a friend from Denver; Arlene and Jim Kujawa and their children, Chelsey and Chase McBride of Miliken, CO, Trista Hedderman and Payton and Aiden of Sommerset, SD, and Jeremy Kujawa of Spearfish; Joanne Berheim of Forbes, ND, and daughter, Stephanie and family, and Joannes son, Matt and family; Rhonda Schultz of Gilbert, AZ, and Rita and Scott Endres of Maple Grove, MN. While here they also enjoyed the annual Kujawa golf outing on Saturday at the Kadoka Golf Course. They had their meals at the Gateway Apartment Community Room. Christine Engelen of Dumfries, VA, spent Sunday afternoon and night at the home of Sydne Lenox. She is the daughter of Sydnes cousin, Rich Engelen. Christine is on her way to a new home in Ft. Collins, CO, and had never been to South Dakota and had never met any of the Parkinson relation. She thinks the state and our little town are beautiful and left on Monday morning to tour the Badlands, Wall Drug and see Mt. Rushmore and other spots in the Black Hills. She also visited with Larry and Alvina Parkinson and looked through many albums for pictures of her grandfather and grandmother, Don and Margaret (Barnes) England, who lived in Kadoka and graduated from KHS. The ladies also drove out to the former Harry Engelen place where they raised their five sons and a daughter. It is now where Mark Merchen lives. She informed the Kadoka relatives that Gerald Engelen had passed away in April of this year; many older Kadoka residents will remember him. Jeff Willert was busy at several rodeos last week. He rode in the Pikuni Pro Rodeo in Browning, MT, which was held July 6-7 and tied for first place with Toas Muncy with a score of 83, and a check of $1,642; then on to Estes Park, CO, July 10-15 where he placed 7th overall, with a score of 77 and a check for 7th place $288. He did a lot better in Casper, WY, July 1014, tied for 8th place in the first round with a 77, winning $288; finished second in the finals with an 85 and a check for $1,250, and a tie for second in the average with 162 points and a check for $1,203. He has a busy schedule coming up with rodeos in the next week at Ogden, UT, July 18; Napa, ID, July 19; Spanish Fork, UT; Salinas, July 21; Salt Lake City, UT, July 23; and will be in Deadwood for the Days of 76 on Thursday, July 26. Jeff didnt ride at Calgary this year, but Chad Ferley did and made it to the round before the final four, winning at least $7,750 in the first four rounds with scores of 83, 84, 82.5 and 77.5. He rode twice more on Saturday with an 84.5, placing first and Sunday his score was 81.5, placing 5th just out of the final round.

Kami Toews and Brandon Deppe are pleased to announce their engagement. A September 8, 2012, wedding is being planned in Sioux Falls, SD. Kami is the daughter of Kenneth and Karen Toews of Kadoka, SD. She is a 2004 graduated of Kadoka High School, Kadoka, SD, and a 2008 graduated of the University of Sioux Falls. Kami is currently employed as an office manager for Natural Arts Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Sioux Falls. Brandon is the son of Nancy and the late John Deppe of Alexandria, SD. He is a 2003 graduated from Hanson High School in South Dakota and also has attended the South Dakota State University. Brandon is employed at Goodin Company in Sioux Falls. The couple will reside in Sioux Falls after the wedding.

South Dakota Beef Industry Council evluates producer survey results

The number of cattle producers responding to a survey put out by the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) may not have been as large as desired, but the attention given to their responses was considerable according to SDBICs Executive Director Ron Frederick. Close to 400 producers completed a Producer Input Survey sent by mail or available online over the first five months of 2012. While that was only a fraction of the 15,000 surveys distributed to beef and dairy producers who pay into the $1 Beef Checkoff Program, Frederick says the results provide a glimpse of how SDBICs expenditures of the states portion of the $1 checkoff, and communication of its efforts, are perceived by the states producers. Results of the survey were discussed by directors at the SDBIC quarterly meeting June 28 in Ft. Pierre. When asked whether or not they had a good understanding of the Beef Checkoff Program, 63% said Yes and 37% said No or Not sure, explained Frederick. When asked if they believed the Beef Checkoff was working effectively for them, 44% said Yes and 56% said No or Not Sure. Fifty seven percent said they approved of the Beef Checkoff Program, while 43% answered No or Not sure when asked that question. While the number of respondents was small, says Frederick, these results indicate we have work yet to do in addressing producer concerns about the effectiveness of the checkoff. We were happy to see that the majority of those responding approve of the Beef Checkoff Program. However, the SDBIC directors understand that we need to continue working to ensure that SDBIC receives the greatest return on investment when administering the checkoff and in developing and implementing programs. We also need to better communicate how their checkoff dollars are being utilized to promote beef and counter misinformation in the social as well as mainstream media. Frederick says some comments submitted by respondents also indicate that there are still misconceptions on how beef checkoff dollars can be legally spent under the rules of the Beef Promotion and Research Act and Order of 1986. We obviously need better producer communication to counter those misconceptions, says Frederick. In addition, he says SDBIC will look at including line-by-line specifics on budget expenditures, as well as minutes from business meetings, on its web site. Currently, SDBIC mails out a printed short version of its annual report. Providing line-by-line expenditure information in a printed financial report and distributing it by mail to producers would be cost-prohibitive, says Frederick. But we will be looking at the possibility of posting this detailed information online as a way to increase transparency. Producers responding represented quite accurately the number of beef producers in the five regions of the state, says Frederick. Approximately 97% of the respondents were beef producers, while 2% were dairy producers. Seventyeight percent of respondents indicated they were over the age of 50. We know the numbers of respondents was small, but we wanted to give producers an opportunity to provide their input into the Beef Checkoff Program and how their dollars are being utilized, says Frederick. While the small response does not give us a statistically accurate indication of the views of all those who contribute to the beef checkoff in South Dakota, it does provide us with a baseline from which to work. Our plan is to conduct another survey in two to three years and see if we have been able to improve in areas of concern.

4-H State Fair information on iGrow

Each year more than 9,000 South Dakota youth actively participate in 4-H programming. The South Dakota State Fair is an annual event where many of these youth celebrate what they've learned throughout the year and compete with other 4-H members from across the state through display exhibits, livestock exhibits, and judging and speaking contests. The 2012 South Dakota State Fair is held in Huron, SD, Aug. 30Sept. 3. This year, as South Dakota 4-H members and volunteers prepare for the big event, they will have 24-7 access to 2012 South Dakota State Fair information thanks to SDSU Extension's Web site. "Making State Fair resources available on iGrow is an important step in achieving our goal to make information and forms accessible quickly and conveniently," said Peter Nielson, 4-H Youth Development Program Director. In 2011, more than 5,000 4-H members were responsible for 14,319 entries. Not a simple task explains Nielson, as each entry has to pass a qualification process in order to compete at the state fair. "Members' entries must receive an endorsement through a purple ribbon at their County Fair in order to show the project at the State Fair. Although project completion can be worked out in a number of ways, the main method of project completion has been, and will remain the South Dakota State Fair," Nielson said. Projects are key to the hands-on learning model 4-H has embraced since the organizations beginning in 1902. As youth engage in developing skills in a variety of areas from livestock judging and food and family to robotics and videography/photography; their projects need to meet certain criteria to qualify for fair entry. Today this information and much more can be found on The page includes the 4-H division handbook, schedules, score sheets and forms. Daily schedules are listed in the events section of the site at iGrow is the teaching platform used by SDSU Extension to assure state of the art program delivery. For more information on how to become involved in 4-H as a member or volunteer, contact your local 4-H youth program advisor, listings are available at

Canton Industrial Park to be South Dakotas first certified ready site

The Canton Industrial Park has been approved as the first South Dakota certified ready site, announced Pat Costello, commissioner Governors Office of Economic Development. The South Dakota Certified Ready Sites Program is an economic development tool available to all cities and counties in South Dakota for the purpose of promoting development-ready commercial and industrial sites. The Certified Ready Sites Program provides prospective buyers with well-packaged information making it easier to select and develop a site, said Costello. I would like to congratulate Canton for taking advantage of this program and commend them for their continued focus on economic development. The program launched earlier this year and established semi-annual application deadlines for May 1st and November 1st. Although only political subdivisions of the state: counties, cities, townships, planning districts and business improvement districts were eligible to apply in May, economic development groups are eligible to apply for the November round. Having one centralized and professional information source for prospects to learn about the Canton Industrial Park is invaluable, said City Manager Amy Nelson. I encourage all communities and counties in the state to collaborate with their local economic development groups and apply for this status. The communities within Lincoln and Minnehaha Counties truly demonstrate a pro-business attitude and aggressiveness toward ensuring that companies are provided the information they need. The Certified Ready Sites Program is a tool that will set our region apart by providing accurate and expedient information to companies considering relocation to our area, said Erica Beck, executive director Lincoln and Minnehaha County Economic Development Associations. The City of Canton is aggressively seeking additional recruitment opportunities and took advantage of this new GOED program to set themselves apart and showcase the initiative they have as a community to accomplish great things. Having Cantons Industrial Park become the State of South Dakotas first certified ready site is an honor accomplished only through a strong partnership between the Governors Office of Economic Development, the City of Canton, Canton Economic Development Corporation, and Lincoln County Economic Development Association, said Canton Mayor Chuck Smith. Having a Certified Ready Site will help everyone to know what we already know about Canton, it is a great place to do business and a great place to live. Located on the west side of Canton along US highway 18, the Canton Industrial Park covers nearly 28 acres and is certified and zoned heavy industrial, light industrial, research and development/business services and rural business park. The park already houses Adams Thermal and Terex. The South Dakota Certified Ready Sites Program is operated under the supervision of the Governors Office of Economic Development (GOED) for the purpose of providing consistent information on sites available throughout the state. For more information visit

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Drought conditions challenge ag producers management skills

Extreme heat and varying degrees of soil moisture currently impact an expanding area of our country, says Jim Krantz, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. "For many South Dakota crop and livestock producers, these conditions that prevailed last year in the southern plains have migrated northward, now threatening livelihoods earned from both sectors," Krantz said. He adds that adapting to these conditions has challenged generations of farmers and ranchers and forced them to place renewed emphasis on their management skills in times of drought. "As they do so, a systematic approach may provide the means to overcome or minimize the impact of Mother Nature," he said. On the crop side, Krantz says that adequate moisture for most of the state provided almost ideal conditions for field preparation, planting and weed control. However, many areas are witnessing extremely dry conditions in the midst of a monster heat wave. "Agronomic practices were part of a well-planned crop strategy that, until now, provided row crops and grains with the framework for rewarding yields. In droughtstricken areas, those yields now may be measured by tons of forage, not bushels of grain," Krantz said. Avoid nitrate poisoning with these tips If this scenario becomes a reality, there are some considerations Krantz says producers need to think about as they plan their forage options: Well fertilized crops, under stress condition caused by drought, have higher nitrate levels than nonfertilized crops. Plant parts closest to the ground contain the highest concentrations of nitrates. Most are in the lower third of the plant. With this in mind, Krantz says strip grazing is not recommended. "This practice forces the animals to eat all of the plants. Overgrazing is not recommended for the same reason, as cattle will be forced to consume plant parts with the greater levels of nitrates," he said. If grazing is the preferred choice for utilization of these high nitrate crops, Krantz says livestock should never be allowed access if they are especially hungry. "Hay or other forage should be provided to them prior to turn-out. Producers should only allow the livestock access for a portion of the day to begin with," he said. "This is recommended until the livestock become acclimated to the higher nitrate levels." He adds that if the forages are harvested for silage, cutting heights should be adjusted higher, leaving the lower stalk unharvested. Although the costs involved with mechanically harvesting high nitrate forages are significant, Krantz says there are livestock safety benefits to this approach. "The ensiling process reduces nitrate levels making them much safer for consumption," he said. "However, it is not recommended to green chop these forages and let them heat overnight as this process favors the formation of nitrite which is even more toxic that nitrate." Oats, corn and barley consistently have been documented as crops with the most potential to account for nitrate poisoning in livestock; however, Krantz says that annual forages such as sudangrass, sorghum-sudan hybrids and millets can be dangerous as well. "Weather conditions may intensify the accumulation of nitrates in forages. Plants that survive an extended period of drought will experience increased levels of nitrates immediately following a rain as the parts of the plants begin to resume their growth. The nitrate levels will continue to increase for several days afterward," he said. Quick nitrate testing is available at all SDSU Extension Regional Centers Suspected crops may be brought to SDSU Extension Regional Centers for a preliminary test that only takes a few minutes. Although exact nitrate levels cannot be determined through this procedure, their presence can be determined. If and when nitrates are verified in the plant tissue, samples are then sent to a lab for further testing. "If nitrates are not found, producers can be confident that the forage is safe for their livestock," Krantz said. Water may be an additional source of nitrates for livestock whether consumption is from a dugout, dam or well. Krantz recommends producers obtain a livestock suitability analysis for water sources. "This is especially important in areas where nitrate poisoning potential from crops is a concern," Krantz said. Initial water tests for total dissolved solids can be accomplished at SDSU Extension Regional Centers. Depending on the levels recorded, further sampling at a lab may be required. Managing a cattle herd for drought conditions Drought conditions continue to challenge the management skills of livestock producers. Utilizing a well-planned, systematic approach to dealing with drought conditions can provide long-term benefits. "Drought conditions may require cattlemen to adjust their systems to meet the limitations demanded by the lack of grazing resources or harvested forages," said Krantz. He says that culling the herd is one option that can be emotional, although inevitable. However, any herd reduction should be part of a systematic approach to dealing with meeting livestock needs: Early Weaning: According to the University of Nebraska, for each 2.5 days that a calf is weaned, there is one more day of forage available for grazing. Calf removal is an accepted management procedure when calves reach 45 days of age. Weaning at this age when grass is restricted not only provides more grazing for the dry cow, it encourages her to cycle and rebreed under conditions that may prohibit that when nursing a calf. Weaning at an age of three to five months will not provide the reproductive benefits noted above but it will result in the same effect as reducing your cowherd by one third. In any case, early weaning should be given serious consideration prior to making a decision to begin the culling process. Culling Considerations: When possible, culling decisions should be made after the cow has had an opportunity to become pregnant. After cows are confirmed pregnant, the process should begin with cows that may have been cullcandidates regardless of the drought conditions: non-pregnant, physically impaired, poor producing and those with marginal dispositions should head this list. Krantz says the decision to cull producing cows or replacement heifers has no universal answer. From a feed perspective, the replacement heifer will consume less; however, what they do consume needs to be of higher quality. "Since heifer calves will not provide the operation with income for some time, justification for retaining them needs to be weighed against the merits of maintaining the producing core herd," Krantz said.

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July 19, 2012 Kadoka Press Page

The Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands is seeking public comment on a proposed land exchange between The Nature Conservancy, a Not for Profit Corporation and the Forest Service. The primary purpose of the Cain Creek Land Exchange is to consolidate land ownership where private and National Forest System (NFS) lands are intermixed and acquire black footed ferret habitat in the Conata Basin. The Federal parcels proposed for exchange are located across the Buffalo Gap National Grassland from the Towns of Hot Springs to Kadoka. All legal descriptions are referenced by the Black Hills Meridian and are located in Fall River, Pennington, and Jackson Counties, South Dakota. The Jackson County Commissioners will host a joint public meeting with the Nebraska National Forest and Grasslands on the proposed land exchange. The public meeting will be held in the Courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse, 700 Main Street, Kadoka, SD 57543 at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2012. [Published July 12 & 19, 2012 at the total estimated cost of $15.89] meeting with this request, and we were told it would cost the Town an additional $70,000 to move the lagoons due to additional dirt work. Motion made by Sue, seconded by Allen to pay the following bills: WREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482.90 Walker Refuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 685.23 WRLJ Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.00 SPN -80% Design Lagoon . . 19,500.00 IVFD Donation . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000.00 Galen Livermont, Wages . . . . . . 136.24 Allen Grimes, Wages + 3 special meetings . . . . . . . . . 165.11 Kelly Fortune wages + 1 special meeting . . . . . . . . . . 117.94 Sue Leach wages + 3 special meetings . . . . . . . . . 165.11 Linda Livermont, Wages + 2 special meetings . . . . . . . . . 320.22 Total Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . 23,266.96 Motion by Allen, seconded by Sue to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m. The next regular meeting will be held April 11, 2012 at Cowboy Corner. Monday, March 19th will be the Board of Equalization meeting at 7:00 at Cowboy Corner. March 22nd, March 29th and April 5th will be ordinance meetings. Finance Officer Linda Livermont [Published July 19, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $32.83] Motion made by Sue, seconded by Allen to pay the following bills: WREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 474.88 Walker Refuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 685.25 WRLJ Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.00 ATS Core Samples Sewer Lagoon . . . . . . . . . . . 2,575.00 Kadoka Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125.08 Dept of Revenue, Transfer Wagon Wheel Lic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75.00 SPN Additional Engineering Services. . . . . . 1,142.50 SPN 90% Completion. . . . . . . 6,500.00 Mastercard, Fuel Cowboy Corner. . . . . . . . . . . . . 53.73 IRS-1st Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . 408.76 Allen Grimes, 4 Special Meetings . . . . . . . . . . 94.35 Sue Leach, 4 Special Meetings . . . . . . . . . . 94.35 Kelly Fortune, 3 Special Meetings . . . . . . . . . . 70.76 Galen Livermont, Wages . . . . . . 192.85 Linda Livermont, Wages + 4 Spec Meetings . . . . . . . . . 367.40 Total Expenses . . . . . . . . . . $12,899.91 Motion by Kelly, seconded by Sue to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. The next regular meeting will be held May 16, 2012 at Cowboy Corner. Linda Livermont, Finance Officer Town of Interior [Published July 12, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $31.85]


The Town Board of Interior met on June 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Cowboy Corner. Board Members present were Allen Grimes, Sue Leach and Kelly Fortune. Also present were Galen Livermont, Steve Thede from Badlands National Park, Ellen Conroy and Linda Livermont. Minutes for the May 16, 2012 regular meeting were approved as read. OLD BUSINESS: The Rodeo will be July 4 6. The Town will share expenses with the Rodeo Club on the ad in the profit for the 4th of July activities. The parade will be at 1:00, potluck at 6:00 and fireworks at dark. Allen will cook for the potluck. Ron Twiss will do a TV spot on July 2nd and Allen will represent the Town during the interview. Galen will mow the rodeo grounds prior to the 4th. NEW BUSINESS: Steve thanked the Interior Volunteer Fire Department for their help on the Notch Trail Rescue. Their help was greatly appreciated. Bid opening for the sewer lagoon project will be June 27th at 6:00 p.m. at Cowboy Corner. Badlands will be hosting the Heritage Festival on 7/21. Motion made by Sue, seconded by Kelly to pay the following bills: WREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481.36 Walker Refuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 694.98 Walker Refuse, Construction Dumpster . . . . . 812.22 Kadoka Press, Publication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.61 Cowboy Corner, Gas . . . . . . . . . . 84.52 Interior Fairview Cemetery, water minimum . . . . . . . . . . . 240.00 Kemnitz Law Office, DENR letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94.50 Trevor Williams, Sign Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350.00 SPN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,462.50 Galen Livermont, Wages . . . . . . 258.90 Allen Grimes, 1/4 Wages . . . . . . . 94.35 Sue Leach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94.35 Kelly Fortune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94.35 Linda Livermont, Wages . . . . . . 273.05 Total Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,112.69 Motion by Sue, seconded by Kelly to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. The next regular meeting will be held July 11, 2012 at Cowboy Corner. Linda Livermont, Finance Officer Town of Interior [Published July 19, 2012 at the total approximate cost of $23.73]


The Town Board of Interior met at 6:00 p.m. on June 27, 2012 at Badlands Cowboy Corner. Board Members present were Allen Grimes and Sue Leach. Kelly Fortune was absent. Also present were Galen Livermont, Harlan Quenzer of Smucker, Paul, Nohr and Associates; Marlene Knutson of CSDED; Justin Albes, Site Work Specialists; Kay Stambaugh, RCS Construction; and Linda Livermont. Meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. Three bids were received on the Wastewater Treatment Improvement for the Town of Interior. Harlan Quenzer opened the sealed bids and read the following bids: Site Work Specialists . . . . . 377,834.55 Quinn Construction . . . . . . . 384,301.50 RCS Construction . . . . . . . . 369,101.70 Engineers Estimate . . . . . . . 376,895.25 Motion by Sue, seconded by Allen to accept the apparent low bid of RCS Construction contingent upon SPN review and DENR approval. Motion carried. Other new business: Allen will check with Perry on piling excess dirt on the west side. We will need an easement or permission to stockpile the dirt on his land. Perry will also be contacted to finalize the land purchase. Harlan will do the plat if needed. Harlan verified that the board wanted the electric line buried instead of overhead. He will notify WREA on burying the new line. SPN will also do an O&M manual for the new lagoon. There have been complaints about skunks on the Maldonado lot. Motion by Allen, seconded by Sue to adjourn meeting. Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m. Linda Livermont, Finance Officer Town of Interior [Published July 19, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $21.40]


The Town Board of Interior met on March 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Cowboy Corner. Board Members present were Allen Grimes and Sue Leach. Kelly Fortune was absent. Also present were Galen Livermont, Harlan Quenzer of SPN and Linda Livermont. Harlan reviewed the updated Wastewater Improvement Plan with the Board. We will need a signed purchase agreement for land with Perry Guptill and also a letter to DENR explaining why we need the additional 6 acres. Harlan will send draft letters and agreements. We will also need a waiver on a woven wire fence. A five wire fence will be used. There will also be no rip-rap on the new ponds. Harlan will draft a letter on these issues. Changes in location of the new ponds proposed by the Rodeo Club would cost from $70,000 - $100,000 more than the original project. An easement will be needed from the Rodeo Club to put in the new line across Rodeo Club land. Harlan will send a draft. The Board will meet with Perry on the land purchase on 3/22/12. The updated plan was discussed. Harlan stated that any line items could be pulled out if the Town wants to do the items inhouse (example: fencing). One wire will be added to the fence and the corner posts on the existing fence will be replaced as an addition to the current bid item for fence. Surplus items will be advertised around town. Bids will be taken from 3/20 4/11/12. Sealed bids will be opened at the April 11th meeting. Town cleanup with the school will be in April. A construction dumpster will be brought in in April for use by town residents. Board of Equalization meeting followed. Motion by Sue to adjourn meeting, seconded by Allen. Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m. Linda Livermont, Finance Officer Town of Interior


The Town Board of Interior met on May 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Cowboy Corner. Board Members present were Allen Grimes, Sue Leach and Kelly Fortune. Also present were Marlene Knutson, CSDED; Ellen Conroy, Galen Livermont and Linda Livermont. Minutes for the 4/18/2012 regular meeting were approved as read. OLD BUSINESS: We still need to work with Perry on the land exchange for the lagoon project. After a second reading of Ordinance #12-02, a motion was made by Allen to accept the second reading of the ordinance revision. Seconded by Sue, motion passed. Linda will publish page 3 in the paper next week. NEW BUSINESS: Motion by Kelly to approve the following Malt Beverage Licenses: Badland Cowboy Corner Inc., Retail (on-off sale) Malt Beverage; Terry and Shirley Gartner dba Badlands Grocery, Package (off-sale) Malt Beverage; Cory Johnston, dba Wagon Wheel Bar LLC, Retail (on-off sale) Malt Beverage; Charles Carlson dba Horseshoe Bar, Retail (on-off sale) Malt Beverage; and Jesse Baysinger, dba Badlands Interior Campground, Retail (on-off sale) Malt Beverage. Motion seconded by Allen with Sue abstaining. Motion passed. An estimate was received from Brant Electric to put in lights and electricity in the park. It would cost approximately $2,500 - $3,000. Motion by Kelly to do the electric upgrade only at this time, seconded by Allen. Motion passed. Bid opening for the sewer lagoon will be held June 13th at 5:00 prior to the regular meeting. Linda will check with Harlan to see if all the lagoon information has been sent to Andy at DENR. Ellen expressed concern about the sewer rate and garbage rate stated in the ordinance revision since the Board had agreed to waive garbage charges at this time and the ordinance stated the garbage charge would be added to the sewer charge. Marlene said a Resolution will be needed once the ordinance goes into effect. Ellen also asked if compost piles would be allowed per page 12. It was agreed to allow compost piles and the ordinance will be changed before it is finalized. The location of a tornado shelter was brought up. There is currently no shelter. We will need to talk to the fire department and County Emergency Manager Jackie Stillwell. Ellen stated that the culvert by the school is plugged. We would need a 40 50 culvert. We could possibly get one from the County, Galen will check into costs. Ellen also talked about problems with the town lights interfering with the night sky programs at the park. She will look into grants for different lighting. Motion made by Sue seconded by Allen to pay the following bills: WREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510.17 Walker Refuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 695.53 Kieffer Sanitation, Construction Dumpster. . . . . . 900.15 WRLJ, Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.00 Kadoka Press, Publications. . . . . 61.73 CSDED, Ordinance Revision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000.00 Dept. of Revenue, Beer Licenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . 700.00 BankWest, Town Board Pres. Bond 100.00 Cowboy Corner, Fuel. . . . . . . . . 181.47 Menards, Weed Spray. . . . . . . . . 54.58 Cowboy Corner, Clean-up Day Supplies. . . . . . 145.46 SDPAA Liability Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,000.00 Linda Livermont, Supplies/Reg Deeds Fee . . . . . 38.47 Galen Livermont, Wages . . . . . . 277.77 Linda Livermont, Wages . . . . . . 273.05 Total Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,988.38 Motion by Kelly, seconded by Allen to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. The next regular meeting will be held June 13, 2012 at Cowboy Corner. Finance Officer Linda Livermont [Published July 19, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $40.62]




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Estate of Alexander H. Livermont, Deceased. PRO. NO. 12-8 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that on the 27th day of June, 2012, Linda A. Stoddard, whose address is 24305 SD Hwy 44, Norris, SD 57560, was appointed as Personal Representative of the estate of Alexander H. Livermont. Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred. Claims may be filed with the Personal Representative or may be filed with the clerk with a copy of the claim mailed to the personal representative. /s/ Linda A. Stoddard Linda A. Stoddard 24305 SD Hwy 44 Norris, SD 57560 Clerk of Courts Jackson County Courthouse PO Box 128 Kadoka, South Dakota 57543 Ph. 605-837-2122 Kemnitz Law Office Ralph A. Kemnitz PO Box 469 Philip, SD 57568 Ph. 605-859-2840 [Published July 5, 12, & 19, 2012]


Notice is hereby given that the mining operation conducted by Morris, Inc., P.O. Box 1162, Pierre, SD 57501, located at the W 1/2 of Section 6, Township 41 North, Range 36 West, in Jackson County, will continue its operation. The operation was originally advertised to be completed January 31, 2008, will now be extended to December 31, 2020. The final reclamation will consist of regrading, replacing the topsoil, and seeding to allow the area to return to pasture land, as originally advertised. Additional information about the operation may be obtained from either Morris, Inc. at (605) 223-2585, or the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Minerals and Mining Program, Joe Foss Building, Pierre, SD 57501-3181 (605) 773-4201. [Published July 19, 2012]


The Town Board of Interior met on March 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Cowboy Corner. Board Members present were Allen Grimes and Sue Leach. Kelly Fortune was excused. Also present were Galen Livermont, Ron Twiss and Linda Livermont. Minutes for the 02/8/2012 meeting were approved as read. OLD BUSINESS: Kelly Fortune was the only one turning in a petition for the board vacancy and will serve another three year term. We will not need to have an election this year. The Town will have the community picnic and fireworks only this year. We will need to ask Cliff if the IVFD is going to do a water fight this year. Galen found nothing in the old minutes about the fire department splitting off from the Town. We will need to do an agreement with the fire department. Cliff is working with Marlene on this. NEW BUSINESS: After discussion, motion was made by Allen, seconded by Sue to add two additional street lights at the fire hall if possible. Motion passed. Marlene figured the monthly sewer costs for town residents with the additional surcharge. It would equal $43.30 per month. With the $15 garbage charge, the monthly sewer and garbage charge would be $58.50. Motion by Allen, seconded by Sue to charge residents $44 per month, with the Town paying garbage charges for residents that have both sewer and garbage. The monthly bill would be $44 effective May 1st. Utility bills must be paid current to receive the discount. Motion passed. A letter of complaint about Ellen Conroys bees was read. Other verbal complaints have been received by Board members about the bees being a nuisance. A letter will be drafted for review by the town lawyer to be sent to Ellen. Ron was here representing the Rodeo Club. They have proposed that we move the new lagoons to the west of the present lagoon, with one south on Perrys land. SPN was contacted prior to the

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The Town Board of Interior met on April 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Cowboy Corner. Board Members present were Allen Grimes, Kelly Fortune and Sue Leach. Also present were Galen Livermont, and Linda Livermont. Minutes for the 3/14/2012 regular meeting were approved as read. OLD BUSINESS: The first reading of Ordinance 12-02 was approved. A copy of the revised ordinances will be given to a lawyer to review. Kelly will call Alvin Pahlke from Winner to see if he will do the review. Linda will talk to Marlene about how to start getting reimbursed from the grant for bills paid on the sewer lagoon. The land purchase needs to be negotiated with Perry. Linda will call the Municipal League about the Fire Department. The bees owned by a town resident were removed from town following numerous verbal complaints and one written comnplaint that they were a nuisance. No more action needs to be taken. NEW BUSINESS: Clean-up Day will be scheduled for April 26th with the school participating. Sue will take care of the noon meal for the kids. Linda will order the construction dumpster for town residents to use. Additional lights have been added at the fire hall. It was decided to cash in the small $16,000 CD until we start getting reimbursements on sewer lagoon expenses. Sealed bids were opened on the tractor blade, mower and propane tank. Kelly made a motion to accept the bids received, seconded by Sue. Motion passed. Allen Grimes had the winning bid on the blade and Jerry Sampson on the other two items. The propane tank sale was withdrawn since it belongs to the Fire Department. Jerry Sampson will be refunded for that item.


Notice is hereby given that the mining operation conducted by Morris, Inc., P.O. Box 1162, Pierre, SD 57501, located at the W 1/2 of Section 23, Township 2 South, Range 25 East, in Jackson County, will continue its operation. The operation was originally advertised to be completed April 6, 2010, will now be extended to December 31, 2020. The final reclamation will consist of regrading, replacing the topsoil, and seeding to allow the area to return to pasture land, as originally advertised. Additional information about the operation may be obtained from either Morris, Inc. at (605) 223-2585, or the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Minerals and Mining Program, Joe Foss Building, Pierre, SD 57501-3181 (605) 773-4201. [Published July 19, 2012]


Notice is hereby given that the mining operation conducted by Morris, Inc., P.O. Box 1162, Pierre, SD 57501, located at the SW 1/4 of Section 6, Township 41 North, Range 36 West, in Jackson County, will continue its operation. The operation was originally advertised to be completed January 31, 2008, will now be extended to December 31, 2020. The final reclamation will consist of regrading, replacing the topsoil, and seeding to allow the area to return to pasture land, as originally advertised. Additional information about the operation may be obtained from either Morris, Inc. at (605) 223-2585, or the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Minerals and Mining Program, Joe Foss Building, Pierre, SD 57501-3181 (605) 773-4201. [Published July 19, 2012]

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July 19, 2012 Kadoka Press

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POSITION OPEN: The Kadoka Area School is seeking applications for the position of junior high football coach for this Fall. Applications are available on the website and may be submitted electronically to or mailed to PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD 57543. For more information please contact Jamie Hermann, 837-2175. Open K1-1tc until filled. EOE. HELP WANTED: Are you dependable, hard working and looking for a chance to work with the elderly? Join our team at the Kadoka Nursing Home as a dietary aide or a housekeeper. Pick up an application or call 605-837-2270 and ask for Ruby KP1-2tc or Cathy. FOR SALE: Our loss is your gain. 3 bedroom home on 112 lots. Well built, nice kitchen, 2 garages, all 112 yr. old appliances. Must sell ASAP. 700 9th St. Kadoka. Call for appt. 605-8371611. KP52-tfn FOR SALE: 32x20 sheets of used roofing steel, ideal for wind breaks. 2x4s and 2x6s (nails pulled) in various lengths ranging from 4 to 14. Call Hogens Hardware, Kadoka 605-837-2274. K52-2tc POSITION OPEN: Jackson County Highway Department Worker. Experience in road/bridge construction /maintenance preferred. CDL Preemployment drug and alcohol screening required. Applications / resumes accepted. Information (605) 837-2410 or (605) 837-2422. Fax K52-6tc (605) 837-2447. HELP WANTED: Kadoka Area School District is seeking proposals from an individual or group to organize, manage and operate the track concession stand for the 2012-2013 football and track seasons. Any group or combination of groups must include in their proposal the name of the individual(s) who will be responsible for management and coordinating workers. Please submit proposals by Friday, July 22, 2012. Proposals will be reviewed by the sports complex committee and will be acted upon at the board of education meeting on August 8, 2012. For more information please contact Jamie Hermann, 837-2175. The Kadoka Area School Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. EOE. K52-2tc FOR SALE: Several very nice used refrigerators. Dels I-90 Exit 63, Box K52-4tp Elder, 605-390-9810. FULL OR PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER POSITIONS: College or high school students or anyone desiring full or part-time housekeeping positions. No experience needed, we will train. Apply at Budget Host Sundowner and Americas Best Value Inn, Kadoka. Call 837-2188 or 837-2296. KP38-tfn HILDEBRAND STEEL & CONCRETE: ALL types of concrete work. Rich, Colleen and Haven Hildebrand. Toll-free: 1-877-867-4185; Office, 837-2621; Rich, cell 4312226; Haven, cell 490-2926; Jerry, cell 488-0291. KP5-tfc WEST RIVER EXCAVATION: will do all types of trenching, ditching and directional boring work. See Craig, Diana, Sauntee or Heidi Coller, Kadoka, SD, or call 605/8372690. Craig cell 390-8087, Sauntee cell 390-8604, email 27-tfc APARTMENTS: Spacious one-bedroom units, all utilities included. Young or old. Need rental assistance or not, we can house you. Just call 1-800-481-6904 or stop in the lobby and pick up an application. Gateway Apartments, Kadoka. 36-tfc BACKHOE AND TRENCHING: Peters Excavation, Inc. Excavation work of all types. Call Brent Peters, 837-2945 or 381-5568 (cell). KP24-tfc SEPTIC TANK PUMPING: Call 8372243 or contact Wendell Buxcel, Kadoka, SD. 10-tfc BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY TURN KEY GAS STATION: Murdo S.D. on Interstate 90 and Highway 83. Would make great body shop or machine shop. Located next to Pioneer Auto. Call 605-669-2389. WANT A WAY TO PAY off that summer vacation? Join our team! Sell Avon! Work from home. Earn 40% on your first 4 orders. 1-877-4549658. WEBMASTERS WANTED! Promote your business, offer free classifieds, help your community. Encourage family friendly business and consumer partnerships in your zip code.,, 1-888-872-8772. EMPLOYMENT FULL-TIME WEED SUPERVISOR, Hyde County, Highmore, SD. Job description available upon request at Auditor's Office. Applicants may request applications from Hyde County Auditor's Office, 605-852-2519. Submit completed application to Hyde County Auditor's Office, PO Box 379, Highmore, SD 57345 by Friday, August 3, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Hyde County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Larry Kerr, Hyde County Commission. CABLE TV INSTALLERS Needed ASAP! Travel Required. Great Pay. Tools, Truck provided. Background Check/Drug Test Required. Sioux Falls Based. Learn more and apply online: or call Paul: 605-651-4417. CUSTER CLINIC IS accepting applications for a full-time LPN or Licensed Medical Assistant to join our team in the beautiful southern Black Hills. Salary based on experience; includes excellent benefits. Contact Human Resources at (605)673-2229 ext. 110 for more information or log onto to apply. EEOC/AA. CITY OF WILMOT, SD, seeks applications for Street/Water/Sewer Superintendent. For application: 605-938-4811,, or PO Box 40, Wilmot, SD 57279. EOE.

2 COACHING POSITIONS available at The Garretson School: Head Volleyball; Assistant Volleyball. No teaching positions available. Send application to Supt. Robert L. Arend, Garretson School, PO Box C, Garretson, SD 57030. Open until filled. THE DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION is taking applications for a full- time Douglas County Highway Superintendent. Must have valid Class A Drivers License. Experience in road/bridge construction/maintenance. Supervisory/administrative experience preferred. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To obtain an application and a complete job description contact the Douglas County Auditor or call (605) 724-2423. Mail applications to: Douglas County Auditors Office, PO Box 159, Armour, SD 57313. An Equal Opportunity Employer. NOW HIRING WAITRESS for Branding Iron at Faith, SDAsk for Tim or Deb 967-2662. FACTORY CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE TECH needed: Starting salary: $25/hour; extra training available. Medical/retirement benefits. Contact Don or Craig Burns, Philip Motor, 1800-859-5557. JACKSON COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT Worker. Experience in road/bridge construction /maintenance preferred. CDL Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening required. Applications / resumes accepted. Information (605) 837-2410 or (605) 837-2422 Fax (605) 8372447. JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE is accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff. Certification preferred, accepting all applications. Willing to work all hours, be on call. Salaried position, benefits. Submit resume or LES application to Sheriff Clements, POB 127, Kadoka, SD 57543. Fax 605-837-2046. Position is open until filled. Call 605-8372285. MOBRIDGE-POLLOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT #62-6 is seeking the following full-time positions with beneMiddle School Special fits: Education Instructor; Early Childhood K-2 Special Education Instructor; Paraprofessional; and Custodial (with CDL preferred). Contact Tim Frederick at 605-845-9204 for more information. Applications may be sent to: Mobridge-Pollock School District #62-6; Attn: Applications; 1107 1st Avenue East; Mobridge SD 57601. EOE.

PERKINS COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT. has opening for mechanic. Good Benefits. Applications are available at Courthouse in Bison, SD or call 605-244-5629. PRESS OPERATOR POSITION: Operate Kodak 5631 DI press, AB Dick press and other pressroom and bindery equipment. Hourly salary, full benefit package. Larry Atkinson, Bridge City Publishing, 1413 E Grand Xing, Mobridge, SD 57601, 605-230-0161 or STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT is seeking a dynamic educational leader to join us as a K-5 Principal beginning immediately. Send cover letter, credentials, resume with three references to: Dr. Don Hotalling, Stanley County School District 57-1, P.O. Box 370, Ft. Pierre, SD 57732 or to Application must be received by July 20, 2012. NOTICES ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS

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We would like to thank the Belvidere and Philip Fire Departments and the Haakon County Highway Department for assisting with the fire north of Kadoka on July 10. Kadoka Fire Department Thank you, one and all, so much for all your prayers, thoughtfulness, food and kind words. It all has been greatly appreciated. Thank you to the doctors, nurses, family, neighbors and friends. I still dont know what actually happened, but I am thankful for Gods healing hands upon me. Only God knows what happened and why. He must have plans for me yet, or I would be home with Him in heaven. Healing is coming along well. I am being patient and grateful. Again, thank you one and all. I do live in a wonderful community, your the best. Annie Stout Jerry and family

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Expert discusses double cropping after wheat

2012 will go down in the record books as one of the earliest winter wheat harvests in history. To take advantage of the early harvest South Dakota farmers may consider double cropping, says Bob Fanning, SDSU Extension Plant Pathology Field Specialist. "Two crops in one year may sound tempting, and for some crop species is possible, but before doing so, producers should consider possible crops and compare the potential benefits with the drawbacks," Fanning said. He encourages growers to reference the Emergency Late-seeding Options guide for a quick reference of choices that might work for double-cropping. The options presented in the factsheet assume adequate soil moisture is present to germinate the seed at the time of planting. Fanning says growers should crossreference crops with prior herbicide usage to ensure they are compatible with possible herbicide carryover. "The market prices for many agricultural commodities are good, but some of the deterrents to double-cropping include additional input costs, heavy dependence on summer rains, increased workload and the possible negative effects on future crops," Fanning said. He adds that a second crop, grown in the same year cannot be insured at this time in South Dakota. "Producers planting these crops for grain will be self-insured," he said. Forages are better double-cropping options With the lack of grass growth, poor hay crops reported in many areas, and reports of dry conditions in much of the state, Fanning says forage crops may be some of the better double-cropping options. "Anything that can be grazed will reduce input costs, particularly if the land is already fenced and water is accessible," Fanning said. "If raising crops for forage, be aware of the potential for nitrate and/or prussic acid poisoning." He encourages growers to refer to the following publications which discuss the dangers of increased nitrates in forages; Nitrate Poisoning of Livestock, Forage Nitrate Poisoning, Prussic Acid Poisoning and Prussic Acid Poisoning of Livestock. More information can also be found in Utilizing Annual Crops for Forage in Western South Dakota and Producing Annual and Alternative Crops for Forage. The links to these publications can be found, with the electronic copy of this news release, on Cover crops are another option If adequate soil moisture is available, the early wheat harvest that is expected may prompt some producers to simply plant cover crops, which can have multiple benefits, says Fanning, who encourages growers to do their research. An extensive list of cover crops, their specific characteristics; including what category they fall into is listed in a table assembled by the Natural Resources Conservation Servicecan be found at

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Food safety basics can keep food poisoning from spoiling summer picnics and cookouts, says a state health official. Hot weather is a food safety challenge because bacteria in food multiply faster anytime the temperature is above 40F, said Clark Hepper, health protection administrator for the Department of Health. Hepper recommended the following steps for cooking outdoor meals: Start with hand-washing. Use moist disposable towelettes if soap and water arent available. Keep raw foods separate from cooked foods. If a plate held raw meat, dont use it again without first washing it in hot, soapy water Marinate foods in the refrigerator, not on the counter or outdoors, and don't reuse marinade. For use as a sauce, set some aside before adding food. Use a food thermometer to make sure food is cooked thoroughly. Cook hamburgers to 160F and chicken to at least 165F. Keep hot food hot (140F or above) and cold food cold (40F or below). Refrigerate or freeze leftover food promptly. Dont let perishable foods sit out longer than two hours; no more than one if temperatures are above 90F. Food-borne illnesses often go unreported so the actual number of cases is likely higher than whats reported. In 2011, South Dakota reported nearly 500 cases of the foodborne illnesses E. coli, Salmonella, and Campylobacter. To date in 2012, more than 200 cases of such illnesses have been reported, as well as nearly 100 cases of clostridium perfringens associated with improperly cooked and stored meat at a special event. These diseases can also be spread directly by farm animals and their manure. Symptoms of food-borne illness can include mild or severe diarrhea, fever, vomiting and abdominal pain. Some people may need fluids to prevent dehydration but most will recover at home without medication. Learn more on the department site,, or the FDA site at h t t p : / / w w w. f d a . g o v / F o r C o n sumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm094 562.htm.

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