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ties and diverse experiences teaching and consulting, he will share real-life examples of Holistic Management in action. Holistic Management is a new management approach helping people improve their quality of life, generate wealth and manage their resources. It’s a process of goal setting, decision making and monitoring that people throughout the world are using to restore vitality to their ranches, businesses, communities, and the natural resources we all depend on. This workshop is highly recommended for producers by past participants. Bill Lane, Cresent Cross Ranch, Ismay, MT who attended this workshop said, “Great course that spawned a lot of thinking about what we really want to do and where we want to go with our operation. Well worth every minute and every dime.” The cost of the workshop is $200 which includes lunch and breaks. Each ranch may bring an additional participant at a cost of $100. Class size is limited to 30 people, so call now to pre-register. To preregister or for more details, call the NRCS Bison Service Center at 605-244-5222 Ext 3.
Holistic management workshop to be held
The South Dakota Grasslands Coalition, Perkins County Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are proud to organize a 3 day workshop on Holistic Resource Management. It will be held Tuesday, September 25 through Thursday, September 27 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day at the Grand Electric Social Room in Bison, South Dakota.
Perkins County rodeo huge success
This workshop is being presented by, Joshua Dukart, a livestock producer from Hazen, ND. He is a Certified Educator of Holistic Management who speaks and teaches regularly throughout the United States and Canada. With his current ranching activi-
Arrow Transit provides transportation for appointments, shopping and more. Rapid city trips are 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday for $30.00. Lemmon to Bismarck trips are 2nd Wednesday and 4th thursday for $25.00. lemmon ti Dickinson 1st Wednesday for $20.00. Call for information 374-3189
Support Cardinal Athletics! All fall sport athletes are selling Bison Cardinal Apparel. Hoodies, sweatshirts, and t-shirts are available. Order now to support your favorite sport. Hurry orders are due by August 27th, 2012.
Highlights & Happenings
Perkins County Commission Meeting regular September meet 9:00 a.m. The September meeting date is Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Perkins County Courthouse in Bison, SD.
Kash Kukla of Dickinson, N.D., making a good ride at Sundays rodeo.
Anyone wanting to serve lunch at the home games should contact the school.
The Perkins County Fair board will be serving dinner and lunch at the Community Auction on August 26th.
Bison Commercial Club meeting will be Wednesday, August 29, 6 p.m. at the Prairie Lounge. SonRise gospel ministries will be at Beckman Wesleyan Church in Prairie City on August 30th at 7 p.m. EVERY ONE IS WELCOME!
By Beth Hulm County Commissioners are admittedly cautious about establishing zoning laws in Perkins County. They don't want to "regulate" property rights, according to Chairman Mike Schweitzer...but, "we want to protect," he told Blaise Emerson, representative for Black Hills Council of Local Governments, Rapid City. Emerson was invited to visit the county board room last Tuesday afternoon because commissioners are concerned about oil activity in North Dakota that could eventually dip south into Perkins County. State's Attorney Shane Penfield and
County Commission starts zoning conversation
Sheriff Kelly Serr joined the fiveman board for the conversation. Simple zoning wouldn't just set rules for man camps that could spring up with oil activity but would also create guidelines for things such as large animal feed lots and wind energy in the county, Emerson said. Currently, there is no ordinance to regulate those things. Emerson said that there isn't any other way - other than by ordinance - for local government to gain authority over somebody coming into the county and putting down roots. He is currently working with Harding County to establish some zoning laws. He encouraged Perkins County officials to visit with those neighboring commissioners. Lemmon is already working on developing a comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance to protect their city. Should the county move in that direction, Town of Bison trustees could incorporate with commissioners in the same plan, stipulating their own rules. One thing that a zoning ordinance could do would be to require building permits for new housing. It would be one way to keep the Director of Equalization "up to snuff," Emerson said. Commissioners had a lot of
"what if?" and "how” questions. Penfield asked how the county should proceed. Emerson recommended having a couple of public meetings, with a presentation similar to the one that he gave elected officials on Tuesday. The commission wants to be sure that an ordinance would not restrict county residents but would instead protect their rights. Although Perkins County is a relatively new member of Black Hills Council of Local Governments and pays a membership fee, help with writing a zoning ordinance is not a membership service continued on page 6
Page 2 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, August 23, 2012 Nutrition Site Menu
Ground beef/green bean casserole potato rounds banana Chicken & dressing baked squash harvest beets jello w/fruit cocktail Mac & cheese sliced tomatoes banana butterscotch pudding w/toping Sausage gravy over biscuit green beans squash jello w/strawberries
The ABCs of a slimming lifestyle ----August and September are times of year when kids enter a new school season - and many adults notice fresh-start feelings of their own, too. With the new school year upon us, TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, offers “ABCs” to guide you on the road to weight loss and a healthier lifestyle. A – A is for All the added sugar you will trim from your diet. Besides sweets, keep in mind that sugar is in many processed foods, such as crackers, frozen pizza, and canned soups. Read food labels. B – Begin your food planning at the supermarket. You can’t eat at home what you don’t buy at the store. C – Chewing longer gives your stomach more time to let your brain know it’s getting full. D – Don’t eat if you’re not truly hungry. E – Make Exercise a habit in your life by engaging in physical activities that you enjoy and won’t dread doing. Consider walking, hiking, bicycling, swimming, or dancing. F – Find a hobby. Busy hands are less likely to reach for food. G – Buy yourself a small, nonfood Gift when the going gets tough and your spirits are low. H – H is for the good Health you will enjoy as you eat sensibly. I – I is for the Information and Inspiration you will receive as a TOPS member at your weekly chapter meeting – and for the Inches that fall off as the pounds drop away. J – Jazz up your life with something great: a new outfit, new walking shoes, new book, or even a new hairstyle. K – Have an appetite Killer at hand. Consider fresh fruit, crisp raw vegetables, or a glass of refreshing ice water with lemon to curb cravings. L – Learn healthful eating habits and familiarize yourself with nutrition facts. M – Make up your mind that you really want to lose weight. You can fool yourself, but you can’t fool the scales. N – Nobody can lose weight for you. TOPS can open the door. O – TOPS provides the Opportunity to learn new tips about sensible eating. P – Plant your new image firmly in your mind. Q – Quiz yourself on your eating habits. Don’t let day-to-day problems and emotions control your diet. R – Reward yourself with a meaningful, non-food item or activity as you “take off pounds sensibly.” Keep thinking thin. S – Simmer a bowl of brothbased soup on the stove. It’s a filling and inexpensive way to control your appetite. T – Top your table with attractive dishes to make nutritious meals even more enjoyable. U – Understand that you are what you eat. Be the person you really want to be. V – Wave the flag of Victory, but keep your nose to the grindstone. Reaching out to a friend or TOPS member for support may be just what you need to keep you on the right track. W – Watch out for temptation. X – Cross your fingers – especially when eating out. Decide in advance the foods you can order that will work best in keeping you on your healthy lifestyle plan. Y – Yell, “Hooray!” When you lose weight, be proud. When you gain weight, be proud that you are doing something to remedy it. Z – Zip into your new, healthier life. TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the original weight-loss support and wellness education organization. Founded more than 64 years ago, TOPS is the only nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss organization of its kind. TOPS promotes successful weight management with a “Real People. Real Weight Loss.SM” philosophy that combines support from others at weekly chapter meetings, healthy eating, regular exercise, and wellness information. TOPS has about 170,000 members – male and female, age seven and older – in nearly 10,000 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. Membership is affordable at just $28 per year in the U.S. and $32 per year in Canada, plus nominal chapter fees. To find a local chapter, view www.tops.org or call (800) 932-8677.
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911 Emergency surcharge collections and remittance reminder
The South Dakota Department of Revenue reminds all sellers of prepaid wireless services and telecommunication providers they should be complying with the new collection and remittance procedures for the 911 Emergency Surcharge and the new Prepaid Wireless 911 Emergency Surcharge. As of July 1, 2012, any seller and wireless service provider that sells prepaid wireless service, which includes prepaid wireless airtime cards and prepaid wireless minutes and plans, is responsible for collecting and remitting the 2 percent Prepaid Wireless 911 Emergency Surcharge. The 911 Emergency Surcharge collected and remitted by all telecommunications service providers, wireless service providers, or Interconnected Voice
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over Internet Protocol Service providers increased to $1.25 per service-user-line, per month, effective July 1. All sellers of prepaid wireless services and all providers that collect and remit the 911 Emergency Surcharges are required to register with the South Dakota Department of Revenue, even if the seller already has a sales tax license. Sellers can register online in the Business Tax section of the Department’s website, http://dor.sd. gov/ or call the Department at (800) 829-9188. All surcharges will be remitted directly to the Department of Revenue on a monthly basis using SD EPath, an electronic filing system. The first official filing date for the surcharges is August 23, 2012.
Brand Board to increase brand inspection fee
The South Dakota Brand Board announces an increase in the brand inspection fee to 90 cents per head, effective Sept. 1, 2012. The brand inspection fee has been 80 cents since 2007. Higher costs of the inspection program necessitated the larger fee that is charged for required ownership inspections of cattle, horses and mules before their sale, slaughter or removal from the Livestock Ownership Inspection Area west of the Missouri River. State Brand Board Director Larry Stearns also reminds ranchers that, as of July 1, leaving the ownership inspection area without inspection is a Class 1 misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of $2,000 and one year in jail. Because the drought has prompted earlier fall cattle sales, Stearns says producers needing local inspections should contact their brand inspector as early as possible before shipping day to avoid delays. For more information on the inspection fee or to contact an inspector, call the South Dakota State Brand Board at 877-5740054 or visit www.sdbrandboard .com
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Online huntsafe course
South Dakota Game Fish and Parks will be offering an online plus field day Huntsafe course in Perkins County. The exact time and date of the field day will be determined later but will not be later than September 14th. Any one interested in the course needs to call Keith Mutschler at 605-374-7726. The student taking the course must turn 11 years old by December 31st 2012. You must complete the online portion of the course before attending the field day. At the end of the field day the students will take a test and after successfully completing it a hunter safety card will be issued. To complete the online portion go to HYPERLINK "http://www.ihea .com/hunter-education/online-courses.php" http://www.ihea. com/hunter-education/online-courses.php . Once on the page scroll down to the bottom and select your desired language and proceed. The online portion should take less than 10 hours to complete. You must print off all 14 quizzes to show you successfully completed the course.
The death tax threatens family farms and businesses
By Senator John Thune South Dakota businesses that classify their operations as “family owned and operated” take pride in that description. Family farmers, ranchers, and businesses are proud to pass on their legacies from one generation to the next knowing their lifetime of hard work has paid off and their good family name will continue. It is important to them that future generations have the opportunity to care for their land and contribute to the communities they hold dear. It often takes generations to build a flourishing family business, and for some businesses only one bad Washington policy to destroy it. Unfortunately one proposal coming out of the Democrat-led Senate could be just that devastating to a very large number of South Dakota’s family farms, ranches, and small businesses. Recently, Senate Democrats passed legislation on a party-line vote of 51 to 48 that would increase taxes on small businesses and middle class families. Additionally, if enacted, this bill would return the current $5 million death tax exemption to $1 million next year, and would raise the tax rate from the current top rate of 35 percent to an exorbitant 55 percent. Not only would this tax devastate family farms and businesses, but it would also hit them at the worst time, when they are mourning the loss of a loved one. The tax would force grieving families to make difficult decisions about how to pay a tax on a loved one’s life savings, business, or real estate, acquired with income already taxed when it was initially earned. This proposed tax would take an especially hard toll on South Dakota’s ranchers and farmers because the value of their agricultural land has steadily increased over the past several years. Based on the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data, about one-half of South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers would be negatively impacted by the death tax proposal recently passed by the Senate. Since many family farms are land rich but cash poor, this punitive tax leaves the next generation with little choice but to sell family holdings to pay the death tax. According to USDA, between 2000 and 2011, the value of farm real estate in South Dakota has appreciated $720 per acre, or 189 percent. This means the value of the average farm in South Dakota can be well above the $1 million exemption amount that was included in the Senate-passed tax bill and would make them subject to the devastating death tax. I believe that repeal of the destructive death tax is critical to keeping family farms and businesses intact across South Dakota. Earlier this year, I introduced the Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act which would permanently repeal the federal death tax and the generation skipping transfer tax. I am committed to promoting policies that provide incentives to grow family business and support building our economy, which starts with a permanent end to this unfair tax.
Well done, you deserve the success. All your hardwork, efforts and dedication paid off. Keep up the good work and more success is sure to follow.
Whitetail deer affected by disease
Fall is just around the corner and the time of year has arrived when we start seeing dead deer, typically white-tails, found near the water. This is mainly caused by EHD or Epizootic hemorrhagic disease. EHD is a viral disease caused by a bite from a midge (small fly). Once a deer is infected, EHD progresses very rapidly. Deer develop a high fever, appear disorientated and salivate excessively with death being the end result. Because of the high fever deer often go to water to drink and are ultimately found dead in or near a body of water. Livestock are generally unaffected by EHD and ranchers should not be concerned of risk to their livestock. SD Game Fish and Parks knows this is something that takes place often in SD but like to keep track of it and test sick animals when possible to confirm the presence of EHD. Only live animals showing symptoms can be tested. Animals that have already died can not be tested for EHD, but we are able to sometimes determine suspect EHD by investigating dead deer. Anyone seeing dead or sick deer please call 605-374-7726. Even though these deer have died naturally it is illegal by state law to possess them without receiving permission from a conservation officer. Your help is greatly appreciated.
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Evanson Jensen Funeral Homes Centennial
I arrived at Evanson’s in Lemmon, in June of 1961, at the end of the first half century of the firm, to see if I was cut out to be a Mortician. Note that the term “undertaker” had transitioned to newer terminology. Raised on a ranch east of Faith, SD, I had just completed my 1st year of college (premortuary) and during that spring had written every funeral home within a 100 mile radius of Faith, seeking an internship. During my high school junior year I had visited with instructors and my pastor about medical school, going into the Ministry and saw that Mortuary Science would be a combination of both. I knew the ranch life with building construction and carpentry as a side business would not be for me. An older brother and his family were already on the ranch and my dad (born in 1885, one year older than Dick Evanson) was still working at age 75 at both endeavors. How little did I know what the years 1961 and 1962 would bring? It was a beautiful Sunday morning that spring day in 1961 when I sat across the coffee table from Evie and Ollie in their home a block south and across the street from Evanson Funeral Home on 4th Ave. I won’t forget the homemade rolls, juice and hospitality; and everything “just-so” in the setting. I tried my best to not be a ranch/carpenter kid from east of Faith. The work experience for an intern was laid out very succinctly and after our visit, without a tour of the store or the funeral home, I knew Lemmon would be the location for my internship. From prior interviews, in what a young person would call “attractive places” like the Black Hills and the Missouri River area; I didn’t really want to be in Lemmon. But my dad had said “you’d better go up there…they sent a nice letter.” Those prior contacts and interviews had led to my presumption that I would be the janitor and the automobile maintenance person. From the Evanson’s, I heard of the expectations of a Funeral Professional, and the business of a furniture store. Of course these extra chores would be included, but would not be the major role of an intern. My parents told me to be home in Faith by 11 a.m. for church, so it wasn’t the longest interview, but at the end of our visit; Evie asked “when can you start”? Arriving home, my dad asked, “Well, where are you going?” “Lemmon”, was the answer I gave and “I told them I’d be there in early June.” Dad had that “I told you so” look on his face. I guess Dads have a way of looking at the big picture. That summer of 1961, I had much to learn. It was a busy three months. On my arrival I learned quickly from Nellie Gossman, who was working at the store, how to dust, wash windows and oil the wood floor. Harold Crow worked at the store with deliveries and flooring installations as well as helping Evie with driving and assisting at funerals. Evie was away from the business when I arrived and Dick showed me around the funeral home and my room on the second floor. From Dick I learned of previous interns, but they were Lemmon residents and didn’t “live” in the funeral home. There was Howard Nelson, who later moved to Bozeman where he joined relatives in the operation of Dokken-Nelson funeral home. Lowell Hanks went forward to serve the profession in California, Bill Bartholomew worked in Alaska but maintained his license in South Dakota, returning seasonally to help at Evanson Jensen. Many high school students found work after school and during the summer months at the furniture store. It didn’t take long for the youngsters in town to learn that a new apprentice had arrived at the funeral home. Late in those warm summer evening of ’61 I’d hear voices outside my window which faced the street. “Is he nuts?” “He must be broke to live above the funeral home.” (Pretty good guess.) But I have to give a lot of credit to Dick, who with his wife, Sadie; later to be called Grandma and Grandpa Evanson to my family, lived next door. Knowing that I had never been in a funeral home before, Dick carefully showed me through the back entry, into the professional preparation area, through the chapel and up the stairs to my “quarters.” I’ll never forget his words of wisdom. Those placed in our care are of immeasurable worth to those who grieve. Even though we must do our work as if they are inanimate, we must remember the trust placed in us and keep in mind that these are the temples of the soul.” It was a busy summer and a learning experience. During my three month internship of ’61 we had 25 funeral services, more than enough ambulance calls and the furniture business kept us busy in our spare time. One service for a Native American lady in McIntosh taught me quite a lesson. If a rough box was requested for the burial at that distance, we would construct it with one end open, then load the casket into the funeral coach through the open end of the box and transport everything in the one vehicle. This time the burial was a distance from McIntosh in the Standing Rock Community of Black Horse. After the funeral we reloaded the casket and flowers and processed to the cemetery. The casket bearers helped unload the casket and held it until Evie and I could unload the box and cemetery equipment, then replaced it into the funeral coach. All was well until lowering the box into the hand dug grave. The old saying, “you can’t put a square peg into round hole”, well this was a rectangular peg being placed in an elliptical hole. It was wedged at an angle and I was instructed to “wiggle” it free by lying across a two by six at the end of the grave. Well, it wiggled free alright, but I evidently held on too long and did a perfect flip into the box, landing on my back six feet down. Crawling out, I saw many hands covering their mouths to suppress the giggles and formerly teary eyes twinkle into a little smile. We proceeded to set the grass grave covering and lowering equipment, the casket bearers (called Pallbearers in those days) carried the casket to the grave and the Priest conducted the committal service. I was still trying to brush myself off, hiding behind the funeral coach. As the years have gone by, I realized that during a sad time in people’s lives it doesn’t hurt to bring a little smile to their experience; but I didn’t intend to do it that day or in that way at Black Horse. Having been coached and trained in vocal music at church and school, I was once asked to sing “In the Garden.” My quick response of “don’t you want me in the church” settled the family so we could continue what was a very emotional arrangements meeting. That fall I enrolled in the Department of Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota. An 18 year old ranch kid from Western Dakota wasn’t so sure of travelling to the big city, but assured by the Evanson’s that I had satisfactorily passed my first 3 months of internship and that Dick had survived 6 weeks in 1912 at the school, I enrolled. It was also Evie’s Alma Mater in 1941, so that being the closest college, the decision was made. Little did I know at the time that the first months there would be interrupted. I “roomed” at a funeral home close to the University, working nights and weekends, taking calls, cleaning, washing funeral cars and studying. My mother hadn’t felt well in late summer and in September went to Mayo Clinic for an examination. The diagnosis was breast cancer which had spread to other areas. With the limited treatment procedures available at the time, she decided to return home where nature would take its course. I dropped out of school and returned home to Faith to be with my family. She passed away on Oct. 25th and then began my first test or “trial by fire” in pursuing a career in funeral service. But giving credit where credit is due, the Evanson’s, my pastor and most of my family saw me through. At this point, I was reminded that Evie wanted me back the next summer and any time in between to help out. There was a “like family” feeling developing. I spent the next two months working some with Evanson’s, spending time with my Dad at home in Faith and on the ranch. It was finally bonding time for us, as being the youngest of our family and being born when he was 57 put quite a spread in our fatherson relationship. Mother was 19 years younger than he, so of course her death changed his plans completely. I had nieces and nephews that were just a year or two younger than me, and were the apples of his eye, as to be expected. That time was another educational experience and time of acceptance and adjustment for both of us. Now I knew what people go through at the time of loosing someone they love and the recovery period needed. I returned to the University and work in Minneapolis in Jan. 1962 and then spent the summer again in Lemmon. Evanson’s assured me that there would be a future with them in Lemmon, but I needed to decide if my goal would be to work in the big City like previous interns they trained, or be satisfied with a comfortable living and serving families personally known in a small town, rural area setting. That decision came easily. Then it was announced that the furniture business had lost money in prior years and this had to change in order to make room for me in the total operation of Evanson’s. I don’t think I replied at the time, but understood that my “internship” was beginning as well in the retail/business sector of Main Street. Then in Oct. of '62, while back at the University and taking double loads to catch up for my previous absence, the “tested by fire” atmosphere returned. My father, brother and sister in law, who were operating the ranch, all died in an auto accident near Austin, Minn. They were enroute to a National Cattle Congress meeting in Waterloo, Iowa. Fortunately for me, our Pastor from Faith was in the Cities for meetings, took me under his wings and drove me home. Harold Crow was sent by Evie to Austin to bring my family home and two days later we were all gathered at Evanson Funeral Home making triple funeral arrangements. Somehow, with Evie’s guidance, we got through all the obituary and legal information. Then he asked, “Would you consider helping me, get things ready?” There came the test…was I at that point, after only two summer internships able to help care for these inanimate objects, temples of the soul, prized possessions of my own family and flesh and blood? Evie and I proceeded and sometimes I felt a gentle touch of reassurance on my shoulder. It was that afternoon that I realized in order to continue in this profession, we as caregivers to others, need the time to say our goodbyes, realize the separation of the body from the soul, just like other families must do to continue their walk in life. After graduation from college in May of ’63 I returned again to resume my internship, which was accomplished by Dec. 31. Turning 21 that month, a requirement for licensure, I received my license after State and National Board exams. Evanson’s now had a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer on staff, but still an intern in the Furniture Business. Invariably, long days of furniture work, carpet installation, cleaning and deliveries led to the phone ringing in the night or early morning for the ambulance or a funeral call. I was assigned the telephone after hours, and could only leave it if the old diverter dial knobs were set to a number that would answer, like in one of the Evanson family’s homes, or where ever I was going. Technology change had to come as far as I was concerned and eventually it did….to the extreme as far as the elders of the firm were concerned. We even had an electric typewriter by then and the pre-bound, hand written Funeral Record books were replaced with loose leaf binders so we could type the pages. After Mary Jean and I married and moved to our first apartment, 3743805 came with us as well as the diverter and has been with us until our “retirement”. Faithfully she answered the phone in my absence, forgoing many of her interests or social activities to “be on call”.
Partners Evie and Eldon
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the 3rd 25 years ------------------------------------In 1968 the firm name changed to Evanson Jensen Furniture and Funeral Home, when Mary Jean and I purchased a 25% interest in both businesses. In 1965 the furniture challenge to be profitable had been met and the furniture operation expanded and moved to a new and larger location at 101 Main St. Thereafter, the partnership relationship flourished as well with Evie’s business experience, personality, guidance and excellent hired help. So in 1971 we were offered an other 25% ownership and became equal partners, sealing the name Evanson Jensen to this day. Ollie had worked at the store since 1941 and acquired skills in decorating, knowing quality furniture and knowledge of our customers. She also would “finger peck” on the inside of a display window while someone was washing the outside. This impeccable appearance of everything was passed on to many faithful employees. Harold Crow, Helen Hintz, Jack Rafferty, Helen Baumgarten, Anna Zent, Jeff Haase, Alice Ashmore, Eyvonne Langehough, Vi Kostelecky, Bill Logan, Ross Milliken and Ray Huber and funeral home interns, Mike Smith, Curt Jerde River, north of Lemmon. Bids were received for a hog barn, an implement shed and for a funeral home. Luckily for us we were the highest bidder and the congregation was pleased as well. The name of the Chapel area, which was their church, remains Prince of Peace Chapel. The 30’ x 75’ main structure of laminated rafters and 4” x 6” tongue in groove ceiling/roof came to town in one piece, with all son Counties in the ’77 and ’78 sessions and was re-elected to serve in the ’79 and ’80 sessions. Of course the work of a Senator didn’t just involve the session times, but all year around to committee and constituent meetings. I could tell this was beginning to wear on Evie and our partnership, even though I took all night calls, weekends and put in many 16 hour days. Mary Jean put in extra effort and time as well with
Evanson Jensen Funeral Home and Prince of Peace Chapel
the weight at the top of the structure; swaying front to back. We couldn’t believe one piece of the stained glass didn’t fall out. The first service arranged from our new her phone answering duties and in raising our four children. So to save my marriage, partnership and see my children grow up, I decided not to run again in 1980. This is not to say that those four years were
Dick and Sadie Evanson
enjoyed his game of golf, much like he did when his father was his partner. Our founder, R.S. “Dick” Evanson
Eldon and Mary Jean with their family.
wasted. They were very educational and productive and we met a lot of great people. Interestingly, the same furniture salesman who disappointed Dick Evanson in 1959 had this to say when I was running, “are you nuts….you’re going to lose every customer this place has!” Knowing he was of an opposite political persuasion I should have said, “Then grab your satchel and hit the door…as we won’t be needing any more merchandise.” He never said anything more in his return visits, but did notice a drop in his merchandise on our showroom floors and an increase in his competitor’s lines, and business at the store kept improving. During these busy growth years, Evie put a lot of extra time into the Lemmon Economic Development Corp., helped establish a radio station in Lemmon, oversaw the construction of a Housing Project and
Evie and Ollie
and Joe Stout were with the firms during this 25 year period. Many a story could be told of our relationship and happenings with each but this can be reviewed in our 1987 publication of the 75th Anniversary. In 1975 Evanson Jensen Funeral Home was relocated to 501 7th Ave. W. upon the acquisition of the Prince of Peace Church north of Lemmon the prior year. The building was located across the Cedar location was in mid-January 1975. In 1976, I was talked into running for the State Senate by Representatives George Mortimer, Belle Fourche and Harold Millett, Reva. They also had the help of Vernon Evanson’s attorney which must have been the reason he approved and granted the time needed to campaign that summer and fall. Successful in November, I served Butte, Harding, Perkins and Cor-
passed away in 1971 at the age of 84 and was the first death in this family of funeral directors. I took care of the arrangements, taking my instructions from Grandma Sadie (as our family called her) Evie, Ollie, and his sisters. After the service while visiting with Evie he related to me and later to others, “I’ve been through this with so many others, but now fully realize with the passing of Dad what they have gone through.” His personal testing came after nearly 40 years in the profession, not before. Grandma Sadie died in April of 1985 at the age of 87. In those 14 years of widowhood she continued to be active with her flowers, church and yard, present at our family gathers; and quietly supportive of the Evanson Jensen partnership family. It was in 1979 and 1981 that we acquired the funeral homes in Mott
and Elgin, ND and we were graciously welcomed into those communities. As the work load increased, Evie and I agreed that another full time funeral director be hired and Bill Logan came on board. Just to stay busier, we operated a furniture store in Elgin for a time with Jacque Bauer as manager. Then in Dec. of 1985 Evie announced his retirement and was ready to sell his partnership interest. We evidently had done well enough as partners to assure his retirement, which he soon would enjoy immensely. New technology might have had a play in his retirement as the chair episode had for his father. We had a fax machine, so we didn’t have to telephone newspapers and pronounce and spell every word of an obituary, but when I suggested a copy machine and an electronic cash register, I think Evie started looking toward the door. He would come in and check on us occasionally, or have a copy of something made on our new copy machine! But, one time when I asked him to help at the funeral home because we were going several directions at once, he said “No, I’m going golfing.” He said “perfect retirement is doing all the things you love to do, and as little of the things you don’t want to do as possible.” Of course, he and Ollie had wintered, prior to retirement, in California and taken many other trips, as well as summers at their cabin in Spearfish Canyon. They continued to enjoy this and their grandchildren in full retirement after Dec. 31, 1985. So this takes us through the third 25 year segment of our Centennial, except for ‘86 and ’87 which I will overlap into the next edition. Doesn’t time fly when you’re 50 or older? Eldon Jensen
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spent millions of dollars in infrastructure plus they generate considerable tax revenue for the county and people who come to town to do business with them spend money in Lemmon and in the county. The study would cost Perkins County taxpayers $5,000 to get a cost estimate of what it would take to make the road truck accessible. When those figures are in hand, a committee could go to Pierre with a quest for grant money and loans. Three separate entities, working together, might provide leverage in Pierre, Schweitzer said. Official action passed by roll call vote to allow the $5,000 expenditure but it was not a unanimous Commissioner Jim decision. Gochenour, Prairie City, argued that his peers weren't willing to spend money on the road on Bison's east side as part of the White Butte overlay project. "We didn't have the money to do that road out there," he said. He thinks that Southwest Grain needs to step up and do their part since it is their business that is most affected. According to Schweitzer, Southwest Grain is doing that. "I think it just makes sense to spend $5, 000," he said. "We're all in this together," he added. "It's not an us vs. them.” Lodgepole-area commissioner
continued from page 1 and would incur some fees. Emerson said that when he has a scope of the project, he'd develop a fee schedule, probably in the $5,000 $7,500 range. Public meetings were tentatively scheduled for September 6 in Bison and Lemmon. Another major discussion in the board room last week was about resurfacing Railway Street in north Lemmon. Lemmon's city council is involved in a study to get cost estimates for fixing the section of that road that lies within their city limits. The road also extends into the county on both the east and west sides and into North Dakota on the north. Schwietzer and Commissioner Willard Ottman, who also represents that part of the county on the commission, recently attended a meeting in Lemmon about rural roadway reconstruction. Railway Street is a main thorough way for trucks going to and from Southwest Grain. Schweitzer's and Ottman's concern was that a new elevator being built west of Hettinger, near Bucyrus, would take business away from Lemmon and Perkins County if something isn't done with that road. SW Grain employs about 30 people, Schweitzer said, and has
Wayne Henderson piped up to say, "It's our responsibility to work with the other entities." Already oiled, Schweitzer said that Railway Street is "an asset that we need to protect." County Highway Superintendent Tracy Buer said that the road could be fixed by patching the soft spots, widening the road and grinding up the asphalt and putting down a heavier base. "It's too bad that you have to pay someone 5,000 bucks to tell you that," he said. Gochenour favored replacing the asphalt with good gravel but Schweitzer and Buer disagreed. "We want to move forward and have nice things," Buer said. Schweitzer's comment was, "If you gravel it, you're taking a step back." Spending the $5,000 is the easy part, according to Henderson. "The tough decision," he said, "we'll have to make later." That would happen after the study is completed and estimated costs would be available. That’s when the County Commission would have to decide how much they would put into a resurfacing project. Buer offered a status report of what is happening in the highway department. The White Butte overlay project is complete, he said, but he's not completely satisfied with some of the work done out there. Some curves have "squiggles," he said. He recommended withholding 2% of the contractor's payment until those
issues are resolved. Work is now in progress on the South Grand River bridge and he's still looking for a semi truck to replace one that burned up in the shop yard earlier this summer. Assessor Rownea Gerbracht and her deputy Janelle Goddard were present to present a letter from the new State Secretary of Revenue, Andy Gerlach. His letter was in response to one that Gerbracht sent him earlier in which she requested the state's approval of her Soil Table, which she uses for valuing agricultural land throughout the county. Gerlach wrote, "I commend the county for your extensive work in striving to improve the assessment of agricultural land in Perkins County." He approved the work done on the soil table by Dr. Doug Malo, SDSU productivity specialist. He instructed Gerbracht to remove any revisions to the soil ratings that were recommended by soil scientist Arvid Meland, whom the county hired to help fix the table. Gerbracht still has the ability to adjust for ground perpetually inundated with saline and other problems that cause ongoing issues. The 2013 budget was reviewed and tweaked, in preparation for publication. Commissioners cut back additional subsidies, requested from various entities, to the current levels. Had they left the requests in the new budget, they'd be spending nearly $38,000
more from their reserves than they did in 2012. Rolling the requests back to the current year's levels saved that much, even with the $1,000 addition to Communities Against Violence and Abuse. Linda Seim and Linda Borchert drove down from Lemmon earlier in the day to make that request, which is an addition to the county budget. The ladies' actual request was for $2,000. "We're working just tight, tight, tight every month," Seim said. She reported that the clientele being served has increased while revenues have decreased. The county won't be paying utility bills at the Bentley Building in 2013. Instead, Finance Officer Sylvia Chapman has moved $5,000, budgeted for those utilities, to the Perkins County Fair board. They'll be paying their own utilities in the future. Jill Olson, Lemmon, was hired to be the new Community Health Nurse Administrative Assistant. Schweitzer called her "a perfect fit." She's been employed at Lemmon Clinic for many years. Olson was one of 19 applicants for the job, 10 of whom received interviews. Paul Hancock, the new District Ranger for Grand River Grasslands, stopped in briefly to introduce himself.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Lemmon - 4:45 p.m., Bison - 7:15 p.m. Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Worship Service - 9:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Worship Service -9:30 a.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Little faces that are anxious or anticipating, or maybe even both; trips to town for shoes and shirts, pencils and pants (how could his legs have gotten so long this summer?). Family schedules are once again being discussed and arranged and rearranged in order to drop them off and pick them up, (“Big Sis can drive this year, so…”). It’s school time again! Summer flew by and crept by (depends upon who you ask). I hope you took some time to get away with the family. If you didn’t, it’s probably too late to get a visit in to the Grand Canyon. Maybe you can still have a “mini vacation” some weekend considering our four-day school weeks. But, if he’s in football or she’s in volleyball, good luck with that one. Try anyhow, because, just knowing you tried to make something happen for the family means a lot to them. Team sports are important but the first team they have is their family. (Hear that, Coach?). If it seems they have a lot going on, they do! Allowing for and trying to accommodate your children’s interests and activities reinforces that you love them and care about their busy lives. But, they also need you to insist that they spend time with the family. You can set the example of commitment to time together by being flexible and squeezing in some family activity. A spontaneous round of putt-putt golf with the family at Pirates Cove may create a fun memory that stands out in their minds simply because it was out of the ordinary. (Just an idea.) Life in the communities of Western South Dakota gets more and more busy, especially when that school bell starts ringing again. (Some of us can still remember the sound of that brass bell when Miss Roseneau would stand on the step of the Lone Tree School and call us in). Our children grow up quickly. We don’t have many years with them. Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. (Psalm 127:3 NAS)
Church of Christ • Faith Pastor Calvin Chapman
Wednesday, August 29 Turkey noodle casserole salad bar fresh fruit milk Thursday, August 30 Sloppy joes string cheese salad bar fruit & milk
Tuesday, August 28 Deli wrap salad bar fruit choice milk
Monday, August 27 Hot dog wraps broccoli w/cheese salad bar milk
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70th Lemmon Jr Livestock show and sale
The 70th annual Lemmon Jr Livestock Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, September 8th at Lemmon Livestock. 4-H and FFA members from a 16 county area in North and South Dakota are eligible to compete in Dairy, Beef, Swine, Sheep and Meat Goat classes. A Round Robin showmanship contest will be held for each age division with the winner from the Beginner division receiving a ewe lamb from Schalesky Livestock and the Junior winner receiving a heifer calf from Larson XL Simmentals. Other special awards will be the E.C. Gustafson scholarship, the Hermann Hereford award, the Peterson Sheep Co ewe lamb award and the people’s choice County Best of Show award. Static exhibits, a Skill-athon and a livestock judging contest are also planned. A deserving individual will be recognized as the 2012 Volunteer. Registration begins at 7:30 with the judging at 9:00. An ice cream social compliments of the Sugar Shack will take place at 4:00PM prior to the presentation of awards beginning at 5:30PM. The busy day will culminate with the sale and premium auction in the sale ring.
Perkins County 4-H livestock judging
Fourteen Perkins County 4-Hers participated in a livestock judging on August 13 at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. The youth had the opportunity to judge five classes of livestock including: Breeding Heifers, Ram Lambs, Market Hogs, Dairy Goats and Horses. They youth also gave a set of reasons on the market hog class. Livestock judging offers individuals the opportunity to develop valuable life skills. Not only do they learn to pick out differences among the animals, they also learn valuable life skills on how to make sound decisions and how to explain those decisions with proper reasoning. Left to right: Morgan McKinstry,Ty Collins,Ashtin Gerbracht,Shaley Lensegrav,Tessa Kopren,Hannah McKinstry,Corbin Mackaben, Ethan Harpster, Gavin Nelson, Kaden Glover, Jacob Schalesky, Rune Jesfjeld, Braden Kopren, Eli Harpster.
Watch for weeds in imported hay
Shortages in pasture availability have forced many to purchase hay this year, sometimes from other states or lower quality hay. When doing this, it is important to be aware of potential unintended consequences, such as introductions of new noxious/invasive weeds, potentially toxic weeds in the hay, and hay containing herbicide residues that could injure broadleaf crops in future years, says Mike Moechnig, SDSU Extension Weeds Specialist and Roger Gates, SDSU Rangeland Extension Specialist. "It is illegal to transport hay containing noxious weed seeds in South Dakota regardless if the hay is from this or another state," Moechnig said. "In fact, this is a Class 2 misdemeanor that could be punishable by 30 days in prison and/or a $500 fine." Gates adds that this law applies to situations in which the violation constitutes a "substantial" risk of contaminating fields or other land. "Avoiding known weed patches at harvest will reduce contamination. Hauling bales that are net wrapped or tarping the load will minimize the risk of excessive weed seed distribution," Gates said. The specialists say perhaps the primary motivation to avoid weedy hay is to avoid future weed infestation problems on your property. "Fortunately, weed infestations generally do not explode in a single season so watching for noxious or invasive species next year should enable effective control of new infestations before they become a costly problem," Moechnig said. "Leafy spurge, Canada thistle, and yellow toadflax are likely some of the most difficult weeds to control that may be present in grass hay so it is particularly important to be watching for these weed species next year." Moechnig says the need to hay areas normally not harvested could also increase the risk of having toxic weeds in the hay. "Perhaps the most toxic weeds are poison hemlock and waterhemlock," Moechnig said. "Lethal doses for some livestock species may be only 0.2 - 0.8 percent of their body weight." He adds that poison hemlock populations seemed to expand over the past couple years, particularly in northeastern South Dakota, which may be partially due to greater precipitation rates. "Hemlock species are in the carrot plant family, so flower clusters resembling carrot flowers may be visible in hay," Moechnig said. "Whorled milkweed is another weed of concern, but populations are often not very dense, particularly in areas with taller grass that may be hayed. Common weed species, such as kochia, lambsquarters, pigweeds, thistles, and others can also increase hay nitrate concentrations if present in large quantities." In addition to unknown weed seeds and plants in the hay, Gates says unknown herbicide residues could also cause problems. "Grass treated with herbicides such as picloram (Tordon, Grazon), aminopyralid (Milestone/ForeFront), or clopyralid (Curtail, Stinger) could still contain residues of these herbicides that will quickly pass through livestock and can remain in their manure," Gates said. "Spreading this manure or feeding bales on fields that may be planted to broadleaf crops next year could result in severe crop injury. These residues could persist in the soil for 2 - 3 years. Therefore, it is important to keep manure in pastures if it is not known exactly what herbicides were applied to the hayfield." Pictures of noxious weeds and control recommendations may be found on iGrow.org and on iPhone and Android cell phones apps provided by SDSU. Infestation risk may also be minimized by careful management of hay feeding areas. Drought conditions reduce the vigor of pasture vegetation increasing bare ground and enhancing successful weed germination and establishment. Feeding imported hay in a restricted area or even in corrals may contain the area that needs to be carefully monitored the following spring. Concerns of weeds and herbicide residues do not have to be limiting factors when purchasing hay. Properly responding to risks of new weed infestations or contaminated manure can enable people to avoid greater and more costly problems in the future. To learn more visit iGrow.org.
Ice Age Continental Drift
August 17 - 19
PG 94 minutes surround sound Lemmon 374-5107 8:00 p.m. nightly
2012 Perkins County Fair results --------------Beginner 4-Hers Jaren Beckman: Foods and Nutrition, 1 Purple, Visual Arts, 6 Purple, Most Outstanding Visual Arts; Dairy Goats; Showmanship Goat; Reserve, 1 Blue; Meat Grand Champion Meat Goat Doe; Poultry, 3 Purple, Grand Champion Pullet; Rabbit Showmanship - Champion, 1 Purple Kenley Day; Visual Arts, 1 Blue Ashtin Gerbracht; Visual Arts 1 Purple, 1 Blue, 1 Red; Goats, 1 Blue Cloverbuds Kaden Glover, Rune Jesfjeld, Brooks Johnson, Zoey Johnson, Morgan McKinstry. Hannah McKinstry: Photography, 1 Red; Sheep, 1 Blue; 2 Purple, 3 Blue, 1 Red; Dairy Goat, Showmanship - Champion, 1 Purple, Reserve Champion Doe Corbin Macaben: Visual Arts, 3 Purple, 2 Blue, 2 Red Wool, 1 Purple; Visual Arts, 6 Purple, 4 Blue, 1 Red Chantel Kolb: Horse and Pony, 1 Blue, Visual Arts, 1 Red Macy Schiley: Clothing, 1 Purple; Food and Nutrition, 1 Purple; Food Preservation, 2 Purple; Home Environment, 1 Purple, 1 Blue; Most Outstanding Family Resource; Horse, 1 Blue; Horticulture, 1 Blue; Most Outstanding Horticulture; Photography, 1 Purple, 3 Blue, 1 Red; Most Outstanding Photo; Poultry/Eggs, 1 Blue; Visual Arts, 2 Purple, 4 Blue; Beef, Showmanship - Champion; Champion Market Steer; Champion Beginner Round Robin; Tayton Schofield: Community Service, 1 Purple; Most Outstanding Display; Health and First Aid, 2 Blue; Hobbies and Collections, 1 Blue; Photography, 1 Purple, 3 Blue, 1 Red; Poultry/Eggs, 4 Blue;Visual Arts, 10 Purple, 6 Blue; JoEllen Schuelke Memorial Outstanding Leather Project Junior 4-Hers Kaeli Carmichael: Visual Arts, 1 Blue Jacob Kolb: Photography, 1 Purple, 1 Blue Nicole Hafner: 1 Purple, 1 Blue ple, 2 Blue, Most Outstanding Family Resource ; Photography, 2 Purple, 5 Blue, 1 Red; Visual Arts, 5 Purple, 1 Blue, 1 Red Shawna Kolb: Horse and Pony 1 Purple; Visual Arts, 1 Red
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Tessa Kopren: Foods and Nutrition, 1 Purple; Sheep Showmanship - Champion, Grand Champion Market Lamb, Champion Senior Round Robin
Stephanie Kolb: Photography, 3 Purple; Visual Art, 1 Blue, 1 Red
Gavin Nelson: Visual Arts, 1 Blue, 3 Red
Will Hatle; Visual Arts, 1 Purple , 1 Blue
Eli Harpster: Visual Arts, 3 Blue, 1 Red
Collin Grage: Visual Arts, 1 Purple
Everett Paul: Foods and Nutrition, 2 Purples, Most Outstanding Foods; Home Environment, 2 Purples; Photography, 3 Purple, 1 Blue; Poultry/Eggs, 1 Purple; Range, 1 Purple; Sheep/Wool, 1 Purple, Most Outstanding Ag Related; Visual Arts, 7 Purple, 1 Blue, 1 Red Iver Paul: Foods and Nutrition, 2 Purple; Home Environment, 1 Purple, 1 Blue; Photography, 1 Purple, 1 Blue; Poultry/Eggs, 1 Purple; Range, 1 Purple; S h e e p /
Sara Hatle: Home Environment, 1 Purple, 1 Blue; Photography, 2 Purple; Most Outstanding Photo; Visual Arts, 1 Blue
Shaley Lensegrav; Home Environment, 2 Purple, 1 Blue; Photography, 4 Purple, 1 Blue, 1 Red Lenae McKinstry: Photography, 2 Purple, 1 Blue
Jacob Schalesky: Photography, 1 Red; Visual Arts, 1 Blue; Dairy Goat, Showmanship - Champion; Sheep, Showmanship - Champion, Grand Champion Wool Ewe, Grand Champion Wool Ram, Grand Champion Feeder Lamb: Beef, Showmanship - Champion, Reserve Champion Exotic Female Senior 4-Hers Karisa Carmichael: Visual Arts 1 Red
Carrietta Schalesky: Foods and Nutrition, 1 Purple; Horse and Pony, 1 Purple; Photography, 2 Red; Visual Arts, 1 Purple, 1 Blue; Dairy Goat, Showmanship Champion, 1 Purple, 1 Blue; Grand Champion Doe; Meat Goat, 1 Purple1 Blue, Reserve Meat Goat Doe; Sheep, Showmanship Reserve, Reserve Wool Ram, Reserve Feeder Lamb; Beef, Showmanship - Champion, Grand Champion Exotic Female
Jenna Kari: Home Environment 2 Purple1 Blue; Visual Arts, 2 Purple; Most Outstanding Visual Arts; Champion Junior Round Robin
Kyler Carmichael: Visual Arts, 1 Blue
Kenneth Carmichael: Visual Arts, 2 Red Ethan Harpster: Visual Arts, 1 Blue
Wrangler Weishaar: Visual Arts, 1 Blue; Rancher's Special, Blue; Cat, Showmanship - Champion, 1 Purple
Julianna Kari: Beef, Ranchers Special 1 Purple; Foods and Nutrition, 1 Purple, Most Outstanding Foods; Home Environment, 2 Pur-
Anna Hatle: Home Environment, 2 Purple: Photography, 2 Purple, 2 Blue, 1 Red: Visual Arts, 1 Purple Shawn Klein: Wood Science, 1 Blue: Welding, 1 Purple: Visual Arts, 1 Blue, 1 Red
You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be.
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4-Hers showing their projects ..... A year of hard work pays off .......................
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert Francis Kennedy
Above Tayton Schofield interview judges with judge Dottie Barnes and helper Cindy Lensegrav. Top right Macey Schiley with her Champion Market Beef. Center Jacob and Carrie Schalesky with their Champion Goats.
The biggest reward for a thing well done is to have done it!
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2012 Perkins County Fair open class results ------Amanda Schuchard: green beans-blue and red,beets-blue and two reds, sweet corn-red, carrotsblue, peppers-blue, potatoes-red, pickled beans-blue, pickled onions, fresh flowers-red Ashley Johnson: quilt- blue Bev Haggart: lap robe- blue, large lap robe- blue, baby blanketblue, afghan- blue Perkins County Fair awards and ribbons were awarded to all projects entered in the open class which were judged on August 18th. Christi Ryen: green beans-red, sweet corn-red, carrots-red, pickling cucumbers-red,slicing cucumbers-red, pea pods sugar snaps-blue, peppers- red, hot pepchardpers-red,swiss blue,spaghetti squash-blue, cherry tomatoes-blue, received- Perkins County Master Gardeners Horticulture sweepstakes Award,wool Award Cindy Melling: pickling cucumbers- blue Carrie Schalesky: set of three western pictures- blue, watercolor art work- blue, crayon artworkblue Irene Strampher: pencil workblue, flowers- blue, wool afghanblue, received second in Perkins County Conservation District Photography Award Iver Heier: green beans-red Jan Gossman: quilted handbagblue, pieced quilt- blue Mary Lee Drake: quilts- four blues, received- Hurry and Hustle”Best of Show” Needle work Award, Best Quilt Award Nancy Ellingson: photo bagsblue, scrapbooking- blue Roy Cranston: animal photoblue cake- blue, welded horse shoe cross- blue Youth Becky Ellingson: photo pagesblue, album- blue,scrapbookingblue, crayon work-red, paint by number- blue, pencil work- blue, watercolor- red, SD heritage photo- blue, landscape photos-two blues, conservation photo- blue
Janet Cranston: acrylic painting- blue, flower art work- blue, people art work- blue,artistic effects- blue, landscape- red Jenny Beckman: second place in pie contest
Jacob Schalesky: watercolorred, tied for 1st in Jr Pie Contest in Memory of Mark Kari
Bev Heier: buffalo berry jamblue, choke cherry jam- red, jellyred, choke cherry syrup- blue, pears- red, fresh flowers- blue and red
Corinne Erickson: carrots- blue and two reds, beets- blue Edna Klein: artistic effects- red Faye Schalesky: third in pie contest Freda Wilson: quilt- blue Geraldine Peck: first in Pie contest
Cammie Worthen: three seed bread-blue
Blane Kari: SD Heritage photoblue, received first place in Perkins County Conservation District Photography Contest
John Gupman: animal art workred, flower art work- blue, people art work- two blue and one red, oil painting- red, artistic effects- two blues, conservation photos- two blues one red, received third in the Perkins County Conservation District Photography Contest Kyle Kopren: oats- blue, received Perkins County Crop Improvement Association Award
Ruby VanDenBerg: crabapple jelly- blue, white bread- blue,dinner buns- blue, angel food cakeblue, Sara Weishaar: pickled peppersblue, diaper cover- blue, people work-red Sylvia Chapman: pieced quiltblue
Jarett Schuchard: beans- blue, beets-red, carrots-red, sweet cornblue, potatoes-red, peppers- red Jaylie Beckman: eggs- blue, hair clip-red, jewelry box- blue, t-shirtblue Jozi Schuchard: beets- red, carrots- red, sweet corn- blue, peppers- blue Kiley Schuchard: beets- blue, carrots- blue, sweet corn-blue, potatoes-red, peppers-blue, pickled green beans- red, fresh flowersred
Lorrie Hafner: pencil artworkblue, embroidered towels- blue, watercolor painting- blue Mariah Even: decorated cross
Sylvia Weishaar: beets- three blues, potatoes-blue, sweet tomato-blue, lamps-blue, lamp shades set of two-blue, fresh flowers- four blues, three stem rosesred, roses-blue, received- Perkins County Master Gardners “Best of Show” Flowers Award, Perkins County Master Gardners sweepstakes “Over All” Award
Kort Ryen: pear tomato, cayenne peppers- red
Reave Schuchard: carrots- blue, potatoes- red Stephanie Kolb: jelly-blue, received Perkins County Mast Gardners Food Preservation Award
Taylor Fisher: tied for 1st in Jr Pie Contest in Memory of Mark Kari Will Mickelson: fresh flowerstwo blues
Congratulations to ALL the Perkins County Fair participants!
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
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Open Class exhibitors
Rune Jesfjield with his prize winning pig.
To the left Bev Heier and grandson Will Mickelson with their Champion Sheep. Above Elli Heig was the Grand Champion Showman. Center Thomas Kronberg making a winning ride on a Lesmeister bareback bronc.
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The grandstands were dedicated
Talent Show was
Taylor and Laura Fisher competing in the Stock Seat Equitation class. The new grandstands were dedicated to the Bud Sandgren and Joe Kronberg families.
Margo Kronberg and Tracy Buer performed If I Needed You by Don Williams.
Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
Shaley Lensegrav, Wade Hofer and Les Lensegrav performed Mansion Over the Hilltop.
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enjoyed by many ----------------------
Johnson sang Charlotte Wanted by Hunter Hayes.
Pat Clark and Payton Jerde played for Anna Hatle and Carrie Schalesky. They sang Tennessee Flattop Box.
Shaley and Les Lensegrav performed You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man by Lorreta Lynn.
The Perkins County Fair Board would like to sincerely THANK everyone who donated and worked hard to make the wonderful new grandstands a success! Sandgren Family, Kronberg Family, Grand Electric, Commercial Club, Jolly ranchers 4-H Club, Larry Carr, Kenny Loper, Statleine Construction, LLC, Todd Buer, Angry Beaver Tree Trimming, Ian Sacrison, Gerald Hafner, Terry Hafner, Bison Grain, Donny McKinstry, Ross Kopren, Dewey Carr, Lynn Buer, Ridge Veal, Phil Hahn, Seth Buer, Cody Buer, Cole Buer, Michael Kopren, Jacob Schalesky, Marcie Brownlee-Kari, John Peck, Bison Food Store, Mike Lemburg, West Plains Implement
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Top left Jarett Schuchard with his Belgian Blue calf. Above birdhouse quilt made by Jan Gossman.
May today’s success be the beginning of tomorrow’s achievements. Congratulations to all the Perkins County Fair participants!
Arlis, Jessica, Beth & Bob at The Bison Courier
Main Street Bison 244-7199
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Perkins County Fair best of show
Child's Jacket made by Christi Ryen, Flowers by Sylvia Weishaar, Bread made by Ruby VanDenBerg, Photos by Becky Ellingson, Tomatoes grown by Kort Ryen, Grain grown by Kyle Kopren.
We are proud of you and your accomplishments. We’re confident that you will continue with even more successes. Good luck in your next adventures. Congratulations!
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Girls compete for Perkins County title
Tessa Kopren performing the Queen salute for the judges. judges for the competition were Donna Burdine and Gail Schalesky.
It’s time for you to live up to your success, smile, and take a bow.
The 2012 Perkins County Fair & Rodeo Queens: Kelly Schopp, Kaeli Carmichael and Jozi Schuchard.
There are no shortcuts to life’s greatest achievements. Congratulations!
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Prizes prizes prizes ....................
Jr Queen prizes.
Princess prizes for the Queen contest.
Well done and congratulations! The fruit of your labor is sweet, and I must say you deserve it.
Perkins County Fair & Rodeo Queen prizes.
Donna Burdine was the Perkins County Queen in 1955, she served as a judge this year.
Jim Christman left Tuesday for California to visit his family before he returns to Peru. Emi Lou and Mark Ebarle of Japan spent the summer with Mary Ellen Fried. They visited in Bismarck with Bob and Lillian Bohnet. They made a trip to Lovell, WY to visit with John and Kellee Morgan and boys. On their return trip, they visited in Wheatland, WY with Dan and Teresa Sherrill and family. In Rapid City, they visited with Lucas Fried and then on to Webster they visited with Tim and Kendra McIntyre. Emi Lou and Mark returned to their home on August 4th. Fred and Bev Schopp spent Saturday at the Perkins County Fair in Bison. Jessie Ginther spent Sunday with her grandparents, Fred and Bev Schopp. Betty Walikainen spent Tuesday afternoon with Bernie Rose. Vonnie Foster visited with her mother, Bernie Rose one day last week. Jerry Petik attended a Glad Valley
Meadow News............By Tiss Treib
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TREE FACTS –
Fire Department meeting on Monday night. DeJon and Jeri Lynn Bakken were Tuesday visitors of Jerry and Carolyn Petik and helped work cattle. Jerry attended a Grand River Grazing meeting in Lemmon on Tuesday evening. Carolyn was a visitor at Irene Young's. Thursday and Friday, DeJon and Mirandi Bakken helped work cattle at Petik's. Jerry attended an Economic Development meeting in Lemmon on Thursday evening. Carolyn was a caller at Irene Young's on Thursday evening and they had supper with Thelma Lemke. Saturday, Daryl and Geraldine Storm went out to supper with Jerry and Carolyn Petik in Bison. Sunday, Jerry and Carolyn, Jeri Lynn, DeJon, Leif and Mirandi Bakken, Irene Young and Thelma Lemke went out for dinner in Lemmon. Jerry and Carolyn visited several people in the nursing home in the afternoon and were supper guests of Phyllis and Ed Schmidt.
What are those spots on my cottonwood trees?
make cottonwood and poplar trees look unsightly. Occasionally, a severe disease outbreak can cause premature leaf drop and dieback of parts of the tree. If a tree loses its leaves early in the season, it may grow new ones and be fine. If it loses them in midsummer, however, growing new leaves may adversely affect the health of the tree. This leads to increased danger of frost damage, reduced growth and insect damage. Marssonina Leaf Spot is a common foliage disease on cottonwoods and poplars. Leaf spots are dark brown flecks, often with yellow halos. Severely infected leaves, several spots may fuse to form large black dead patches. The fungus survives the winter on fallen leaves and in the spring produces spores that are carried by the wind to infect new leaves. Normally the disease is not serious, but if the weather remains favorable for spores, secondary infections can cause premature leaf loss. Septoria Leaf Spot is a common foliar disease mainly on cottonwoods and poplars. The appearance of Septoria leaf spots varies a lot by tree species and with time. Usually it appears as a distinct tan circular spot with black margins and small black pimples in the center and spots tend to grow together. The disease is rarely a problem on plains and eastern cottonwoods but can cause considerable damage on lanceleaf cottonwoods. Septoria Leaf Spot survives the winter and re-infects cottonwood and poplar trees in the spring the same way as Marssonina Leaf Spot. Leaf Rusts are often seen on cottonwoods and poplars. Though common, this disease rarely causes serious problems. Symptoms include small, yellow-orange pustules that are scattered on the lower leaf surfaces in late summer and early fall. The life cycle of this fungus includes two different tree
By Robert W. Drown, Natural Resource Specialist Leaf spot fungal diseases can
What is it??
hosts. In the spring spores are released from the fungus, which has overwintered on fallen leaves. The spores then infect evergreen needles, such as pine or spruce, where they cause little damage. After two to three weeks, spores are produced and are blown to cottonwoods and poplars. Several years of heavy rust infections can cause some growth losses, especially on younger trees. Leaf spot fungal diseases can be avoided by planting new cottonwood and poplar varieties that are resistant. Several poplar hybrids are resistant to one or more of these diseases. Sanitation or clean up is an effective control for some foliar diseases. Remove infected leaves to reduce the amount of disease the next spring. Raking and destroying infected leaves can reduce next year’s infection from Marssonina and Septoria Leaf Spot and leaf rust. Water in early morning so leaves can dry out. Space trees far enough apart to reduce humidity to help prevent leaf diseases. Spraying for control of these fungal diseases is generally not recommended in shelterbelt sites but may be considered around homes. Fungicides, if applied early enough, can prevent foliage diseases. Spraying will prevent only new infections; it will not cure leaves already infected. If an infection is developing on particularly valuable trees they should be sprayed at bud break and then two or three times during the growing season at 12- to 14-day intervals. Fungicides currently labeled include mancozeb chlorothalonil and basic cupric sulfate My sources for this news release were the Colorado State University Extension and South Dakota State Department of Agriculture. If you would like more information about “What are those spots on my cottonwood trees?” call Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605244-5222, Extension 4.
What is it?? Call or email your guess to 244-7199 or email@example.com Last week no one had a correct guess, it was a horse hoof, the frog is to the left.
May the success that has come your way today lead you to a bigger achievement in the years to come.
Date: August 7, 2012 Present: Commissioners Schweitzer, Foster, Ottman, Gochenour & Henderson and Finance Officer Chapman Others Present: Paul Hancock, Shane Penfield, Tracy Buer, Kelly Serr, Rownea Gerbracht, Janelle Goddard, Linda Seim, Linda Borchert, Blaise Emerson, Beth Hulm, press
Perkins County Commission Regular Meeting
Call to Order Chairman Schweitzer called the regular meeting of the Perkins County Commission to order at 10:02 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Paul Hancock Paul Hancock, District Ranger for the US Forest Service, introduced himself to the Commission and invited them to contact him with any concerns. Minutes Ottman moved, Foster seconded to approve the minutes of the July 10, 2012 meeting, motion carried.
Rural Roadways Reconstruction Agreement Commissioners Mike Schweitzer and Willard Ottman attended a meeting with the City of Lemmon and Adams County, North Dakota concerning the roads which each entity has responsibility for leading into the City of Lemmon. A proposal was submitted to the Commission regarding participation in a cost study on road improvements for Theatre Road, 2nd Street and 194th Avenue. Those roadways that run along the state line would be cost shared with Adams County. Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to participate in the cost study agreement with City of Lemmon, Adams County, ND and Perkins County and contract with HDR Engineering for professional services for preliminary engineering services to determine reconstruction costs for future planning needs; roll call vote: Foster aye, Ottman aye, Gochenour nay, Henderson aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. 10:45: 24/7 Supplemental Budget Hearing It being the time and place for the 24/7 Sobriety Fund Supplemental Budget Hearing, Foster moved, Henderson seconded to approve the Resolution 2012-13 Supplemental Budget for 24/7, motion carried Resolution 2012-13 Supplemental Budget Resolution We resolve to supplement the 2012 annual budget as follows: 248-212-422.01 24/7 Drug Testing $1,350.00 248-212-426.01 24/7 Supplies $ 450.00 Funding Source Cash Reserves & Incoming Revenue $1,800.00
•The White Butte Road is close to completion. Buer is working with the contractor on a couple of things prior to signing off on the project. The project is coming in under the original bid.
for Productivity in 2013, valuations will still only be at 38% of the current market. Resolution 2012-12 Foster moved, Gochenour seconded to introduce and approve Resolution 2012-12 “Plat of Lot 1 of South Flint Rock Subdivision”, roll call vote: Ottman aye, Gochenour aye, Henderson aye, Foster aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. Resolution 2012-12 Plat of Lot 1 of South Flint Rock Subdivision
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Dakota Feed, supplies, 22.02; Door Security, maintenance, 216.00; Eagle Nest Ranch, chemical rebate, 128.40; Executive Mgmt, supplies, 9.35; Five Counties, blood testing, 22.25; G&O Paper, supplies, 180.40; R Gerbracht, travel, 171.20; Grand Electric, utilities, 1,309.56; R Hermann, chemical rebate, 690.74; John Deere, repairs, 2,342.92; John & Kosel Atty, ct appt atty, 3,132.22; K Klemann, contract pay, 1,270.00; Larry’s Fire Extinguisher, repairs, 50.93; Lemmon EMT, mileage/utility, 1,383.15; McLeod’s Printing, supplies, 344.01; Meade Co Jail, jail board, 4,015.00; NAPA, repairs, 742.68; NASCO, supplies, 109.65; NW Farm & Supply, supplies, 13.99; S Penfield, rent/cell phone, 450.00; Pennington Co Sheriff, MH transportation, 334.95; Bison Ambulance, mileage, 555.31; Pharmchem, drug testing, 71.00; Pitney Bowes, maintenance, 410.31; SBM, maintenance, 40.04; Ida Schmidt, travel, 203.41; SD Counties, registration, 990.00; SD Dept of Health, CHN qtrly, 1,545.00; SD DOT, contracts, 11,120.37; Sheehan Mack, repairs, 19,752.76; State Radio Communication, maint, 2,250.00; TK Diesel, repairs, 6.60; Town of Bison, utilities, 459.16; Vanguard Appraisals, maintenance, 6,833.00; Verizon Wireless, utilities grant, 120.03; VISA, travel, 127.07; West Group, law books, 1,170.09; WR Telephone, utilities, 870.58 Adjournment Ottman moved, Foster seconded to adjourn the meeting at 2:50 p.m., motion carried. The next regular meeting of the Perkins County Commission will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Perkins County Courthouse. ATTEST: APPROVED:
By The Department of Environment and Natural Resources
NOTICE OF SOLID WASTE APPLICATION AND RECOMMENDATION
Monthly Reports •Finance Officers Account with the Deputy Finance Officer - To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners Perkins County: I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the Deputy Finance Officer of this County as of July 31, 2012, Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer, Perkins County. Total amount of deposits in banks $71,473.50, Total amount of actual cash $150.69; Insured Money Market $1,944,140.91; Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union membership fee $10.04; Certificates of Deposit $495,531.04; South Dakota FIT $101,495.23; Total $2,612,801.41. The total represents state, county, schools, cities and township funds, which will be transferred to each entity of government after being apportioned. •Sheriff ’s Fees in the amount of $792.89 were reviewed. •Sheriff car logs were reviewed. •Motor Vehicle fees for the month of July, 2012 were reviewed. •Register of Deeds fees in the amount of $2,439.48 were reviewed. •Longevity increase of 10¢ per hour will be realized for, Duane Holtgard and Robyn Goddard on August 1st, Tamara Buer, August 5th and Joanne Seim, August 15th. Township Bond Foster moved, Gochenour seconded to approve Chance Twp Clerk bond, motion carried. Correspondence •A letter was received from Western South Dakota Community Action requesting an appointment to the 42 member Board of Directors. The Commission would like to invite a representative from Western South Dakota Community Action to give the board more information on the program. Returned Check Fees Foster moved, Ottman seconded to allow the maximum fee allowed by law on returned checks, motion carried.
CHN Administrative Assistant Gochenour moved, Ottman seconded to accept the recommendation from Schweitzer, Commissioner Representative to the Interview Committee for the Administrative Assistant to the Community Health Nurse, to offer the position to Jill Olson at a wage of $11.22 per hour, motion carried.
General Fund Transfer to Road & Bridge Fund Foster moved, Gochenour seconded to transfer the budgeted $350,000 from General Fund to Road & Bridge Fund, motion carried.
Be it resolved by the County Commission of Perkins County, South Dakota that the Plat of Lot 1 of South Flint Rock Subdivision in the Northwest Quarter of Section 34 – Township 13 North – Range 17 East of the BHM, County of Perkins, State of South Dakota, having been examined, is hereby approved in accordance with the provisions of South Dakota Compiled Law, Chapter 11-3, and any amendments thereto.
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has received a permit renewal application from the town of Bison to continue operation of a Type IV restricted use solid waste facility located 1/2 mile north and 1/2 mile west of Bison. The legal description is the SW1/4 SW1/4 NW1/4 of Section 12, T18N, R13E, Perkins County. The total acreage of the site is 10 acres. The facility will serve the town of Bison and the surrounding area. The permit renewal will be granted for a period of five years as provided for under South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) 34A-6-1.16.
Bids on 2000 Chevy Blazer Foster moved Henderson seconded to open bids on the 2000 Chevy Blazer, motion carried. •Brad Burkhalter - $505.05 •Ludwig Schmidt - $450.55 Ottman moved, Foster seconded to reject all bids because they were too low, motion carried. The Blazer will be readvertised.
DENR has reviewed the application and information submitted, has reached a tentative decision and recommends to the Board of Minerals and Environment (board) that the permit be reissued to the applicant to continue operation of the solid waste facility. The recommendation for renewal of this permit is subject to the applicant’s compliance with the Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD) 74:27 and a total of 31 permit conditions. The permit conditions include general requirements (9 conditions), design and construction requirements (3 conditions), operating requirements (9 conditions), recordkeeping and reporting (2 conditions), closure requirements (7 conditions), and financial assurance (1 condition) as have been determined to be necessary to ensure the facility complies with the environmental laws of this state.
Register of Deeds Modernization & Preservation Fund The State of South Dakota passed legislation implementing the Modernization & Preservation Relief Fund for Register of Deeds (SDCL 7-925). Revenue collected will be used for modernization of information systems and preservation of property and records. Henderson moved, Foster seconded to establish a special revenue account #250 to be used by the Perkins County Register of Deeds and a trust and agency account #769 to track the funds to be sent to SDACO for future distribution, motion carried.
2013 Budget •Linda Seim and Linda Borchert were present to request the County Commission budget $2,000 for use by CAVA. They are experiencing budget shortfalls and are in need of additional funding. •Following discussion on the 2013 budget requests, Gochenour moved, Foster seconded to publish the 2013 provisional budget, motion carried. Commission recessed for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Commission reconvened at 1:30 p.m.
Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Mike Schweitzer, Chairman [Published August 23,2012 at a total approximate cost of $138.74.]
Distribution of Interest Henderson moved, Gochenour seconded to allocate county interest earned to the respective funds and to leave it in the funds, effective January 1, 2012, motion carried. Highway Maintenance Report •Superintendent Buer gave his monthly maintenance and project report.
Director of Equalization Update Director of Equalization Rownea Gerbracht presented a letter of response from the new Secretary of Revenue Andy Gerlach. This letter was due to a request from Gerbracht and the County Commission for the Department of Revenue’s approval of Perkins County’s current Soil Table that is used to value agricultural land. The letter from Mr. Gerlach stated, “I commend the county for your extensive work in striving to improve the assessment of agricultural land in Perkins County” and that the Soil Table recommended by Dr. Doug Malo (Productivity Specialist with SDSU) would be approved by the Department. Gerbracht shall remove any revisions to soil ratings recommended by Soil Scientist Meland, and stated that she could accomplish this with minimal changes to the current Perkins County Soil Table. These changes would in no way put our Soil Table back to the Table that the Department of Revenue provided Perkins County in 2001. Gerbracht will still have the ability to adjust for any ground perpetually inundated with saline, or other problems that cause ongoing issues with any portion of ground. Gerbracht also passed around a Perkins County Map showing 2012 good agricultural land sales in Perkins County and explained that with the suggested increase in agricultural land
Blaise Emerson, BHCLG Blaise Emerson, Executive Director of Black Hills Council of Local Government, was present at the request of the Commission to discuss the future as far as developing a Comprehensive Plan and Planning Zoning to protect the property rights of the citizens of Perkins County. Following a lengthy discussion, the consensus of the Commission was to hold a Public Hearing on the issue on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the Bentley Building in Bison.
The Perkins County Weed & Pest Board would like to remind Perkins County landowners to place their order for Zinc Phosphide Oats and pre-bait oats by September 20, 2012. Perkins County will cost share the Zinc Phosphide Oats 60-40 with the landowner paying 40%. When landowners are ordering the poison oats they must give their private certification license number when ordering. Perkins County will not have a Rozol prairie dog bait program, as of now, Rozol is illegal to have or use within South Dakota. Orders may be placed by calling the Perkins County Finance Office at 2445624 or Loyson Carda at 374-5315. All applicants will be notified when and where to pickup their bait. Robert Hermann, Chairman Perkins County Weed and Pest Board
Prairie Dog Bait Program
In accordance with SDCL 34A-6-1.14, DENR’s recommendation for approval will become the final decision of the permit application and this permit will be reissued 30 days after publication of this notice. A person adversely affected or having an interest adversely affected by the DENR’s recommendation for approval may petition the board for a contested case hearing. The petition must comply with the requirements of ARSD 74:09:01:01. If a petition for such a hearing is not filed within 30 days of this publication date, a permit will be formally and finally granted at that time. A copy of all recommended terms and conditions are available from DENR and may be obtained upon request from: South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Waste Management Program, 523 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota 57501-3182, Attn.: Don Rosowitz, telephone (605) 773-3153. /s/Steven M. Pirner Steven M. Pirner, Secretary Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Claims The following claims were presented and approved for payment: July payroll: 76,443.63; IRS, fica, 5,066.42; SD Retirement, retirement, 4,171.94; Delta Dental, insurance, 1,060.14; Lincoln Mutual, insurance, 138.96; SDSDBF, insurance, 18,601.29; Loyson Carda, travel, 116.55; JoAnne Seim, travel, 377.40; A&B Business, supplies, 152.55; Adams Law, ct appt atty, 408.40; Avera Queen, prof fee, 59.90; Best Western, travel, 169.99; Bison Courier, publishing, 596.38; Bison Economic Development, 2012 subsidy, 8,000.00; Bison Food, supplies, 5.38; Bison Implement, rep/suppl, 1,295.75; BH Family Practice, jail medical, 10.00; Brosz Engineering, prof fee, 35,257.50; Butler Machinery, repairs, 359.38; Carol Butzman Consulting, MH board, 207.39; Chapman’s Electronics, supplies, 12.98; Clinical Lab of BH, coroner services, 1,957.00; Connecting Point, maintenance, 7,965.00; Country Media, publishing, 309.85; Current Connection, supplies/equip, 603.16; Dakota Farm, repairs, 9.86;
[Published August 16 and August 23, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $20.81.] Perkins County Commission will be holding a public hearing on the consideration of Comprehensive Planning and Zoning for Perkins County. The public is encouraged to attend the hearing on September 6, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Elbert Bentley Fair Building in Bison. Sylvia Chapman Perkins County Finance Officer
[Published August 23, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $31.05.]
Published August 23 and August 30 at a total approximate cost of $10.40.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
By Tiss Treib
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Wednesday, Kasi Naff and Kendra O'Neil from Moses Lake, Washington arrived to the Kellers/Harris' to spend a few days with them. Friday, Albert, Bridget, Kendra and Kasi traveled to Bismarck for the Miranda Lambert concert. On the way they dropped lil Albert off and Bert and Pat Kellers in Trail City, SD. Saturday evening they returned home from Bismarck. Sunday, Dawn Harris, Bridget and Lil Albert traveled to Faith to tend to their craft booth during the Faith Stock Show and Rodeo. Tuesday Albert Keller returned to work in Montana. Saturday, Dawn Harris, Bridget and Lil Albert Keller attended the bridal shower for Anne Ellingson in Bison. Sunday, Patricia Keller, Trail City, Mary Lou Scherer, Timber Lake, and Tasha and Ian Keller, Sioux City, Iowa were afternoon guests to check on the progress of the home. They returned home early evening. Shirley Harris traveled to Bismarck last Saturday where she met Denise, Rebecca, Kristina, Zachary, Brooklyn and Daniel Haugen. They celebrated Kristina’s birthday with supper. Cherylene Jonas and Shirley Harris attended the Ice Cream Social in Lodgepole Thursday evening. Cherylene Jonas and Shirley Harris attended the Perkins County Fair, supper and rodeo Saturday evening. Monday, Thelma Sandgren visited with Helen Meink and they exchanged magazines. Tuesday Thelma Sandgren went to Bison and spent the day with Matthew Sandgren. Wednesday, Al Treib and Jim Gilland were morning coffee guests. In the afternoon, Norman and Dolly Seim of Northome, MN were visitors of Thelma. Thursday, Thelma Sandgren went to Hettinger to have her hair done, visited with her brother in law Dean Anderson and then went to Lodgepole to help get ready for the annual Ice Cream Social. It was a wonderful evening. Saturday, Thelma Sandgren went to the Perkins County Fair in Bison and spent time with the James Sandgren family. Georgia Sandgren of Sturgis came up and they attended the fair supper and were there when Margo Kronberg and Thelma Sandgren were honored when they dedicated the new bleachers in memory of Joe Kronberg and Bud Sandgren. Thelma attended half of the rodeo before returning home. Georgia spent more time with James and family and then returned to her home in Sturgis that evening. Al and Tiss Treib traveled to Belle Fourche and Rapid City Monday. On their way home, they continued on page 21
Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
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stopped briefly at the home of Kari Hoff and visited with Kari, Esther Johnson, Dorena and Katie Wiechmann. Al and Tiss Treib traveled to Bowman, ND Wednesday evening. They met up with Pastor Dan and David Lindeman and went out to supper. Al and Tiss Treib and Jim Gilland met Dan and Jan Lindeman at Lodgepole Thursday evening and all attended the Ice Cream Social. Lucas and Donna Allen, Dusti, Stanford, Dally and Payten and LaKrista Allen were Friday afternoon and supper guests of Al and Tiss Treib. Lucas, Donna, Dusti, Stanford, Dally and Payten Allen and LaKrista Allen spent Saturday with Al and Tiss Treib. Lucas and Donna brought supper. Lucas, Donna, Dusti, Stanford, Dally and Payten Allen and LaKrista Allen were Sunday afternoon, supper and evening guests of Al and Tiss Treib. JoAnne Seim attended a bridal shower for Anne Ellingson in Bison Saturday afternoon. Ethan and Isaac Anderson were Sunday overnight guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Jim Miller went to Lemmon and had supper with Bruce Dufner of Glendive, MT Tuesday evening. Jim and Matt Miller made a trip to Dickinson Thursday. On their way home, they stopped and visited Violet Miller at the Western Horizon’s care center. Jim and Patsy Miller, Matt and Christi Miller, Lester and Sharon Longwood were among those who attended the Ice Cream Social in Lodgepole Thursday evening. Archie Goodrich arrived at Jim and Patsy Miller’s Friday evening. Matt and Christi Miller joined him and they were supper guests of Jim and Patsy. Archie left Saturday. Christi Miller spent Saturday with Jim and Patsy Miller. Matt joined them in the afternoon. Jim and Patsy Miller attended a Shriners Picnic at the cabin of Fred Reede near Shadehill Lake Sunday. LaVonne Foss took Shirley Johnson to church Sunday.
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It cooled off this week. I wore a jacket several times and when we got up Friday morning it was only 40 degrees! It’s time to find something to cover my tomatoes with before the frost gets them. Summer is almost over. School starts in most of the local schools this week and sports practice began a week or so ago. College kids are back in class and the trees are starting to change color. Sadly, I have more area deaths to report. Billie Hett’s mother, Irene Fortune, age 94 of Philip, died Tuesday, August 7, at the Philip Nursing Home just the day before Billie’s cousin, Delane Nixon, was killed in a vehicle crash near Belle Fourche. Swede Waterland, 80, Spearfish, died last Sunday. His memorial service was Saturday at the Community Hall in Alzada with inurnment at Capitol, Montana. Addie Tenold passed away Tuesday and her funeral will be at 2:00 Saturday at Slim Buttes Lutheran at Reva. Addie will be buried beside her husband Art in the Slim Buttes Cemetery. The rodeo community was shocked to hear of the death of a real good cowboy, Andy Ridley, only 60 years old, of St. Onge, on Saturday at the Sturgis Hospital. We didn’t know Andy had any health issues and his death was certainly
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unexpected. His funeral services are pending. Please keep these families in your prayers. A huge crowd of mourners gathered for Delane Nixon’s funeral in Belle Fourche Thursday. The church was packed as a lot of cowboys and ranchers came to say goodbye to an old friend. Sheriff Fred Lamphere was at the funeral and I visited with him about the pipe bomb highway workers found on Highway 34 east of Belle Fourche during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The bomb squad detonated the bomb under several feet of sand and Fred showed me a video of the explosion on his cell phone. Within seven minutes from the time Sheriff Lamphere called the bomb squad, a bomb threat was received at the Loud American in Sturgis and the building was evacuated. No bomb was found, but it makes you wonder if the two incidents might be connected. This was County fair week. There were fairs in Harding County at Camp Crook, in Perkins County at Bison, and the Butte-Lawrence Fair was held in Nisland. After Delane’s funeral in Belle, I drove over to Nisland to eat supper at the Fair building, hosted by Butte Electric and Grand Electric, and then helped the Butte County Republicans serve ice cream to the crowd
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after supper. Ranch Supply’s Cammack Ranchers Appreciation Day was Friday. Patsy Wilkinson rode down with Reub and me for the delicious steak supper and great entertainment. Wes Hotchkiss played his guitar and sang during the supper hour and then Mike Bliss, a very talented magician from Missouri, entertained the crowd. California Fish and Game Commission President Dan Richards was fired by the commission with a 5-0 vote last week. Richards' sin? He went hunting. Not illegally, but legally. Richards' problem began back in February when he went to Idaho hunting mountain lions. He shot a big one and a photo was taken of him holding the dead cat. The photo was posted on the Internet and the outrage began. Evidently, Californians feel that mountain lions are just huggable kitties. You occasionally read about mountain lion attacks in that state. Just last month, a 65-year-old camper was attacked in his sleeping bag by a mountain lion and seriously injured. California mountain lions not only attack, on occasion they kill. There have been three fatal mountain lion attacks in California since 1990. A jogger, a hiker and a mountain biker were the victims. Six Californians have died from moun-
tain lion attacks since 1890. A Calaveras County Deputy Sheriff was stalked by a mountain lion Tuesday night while he and two other deputies were investigating a report of possible criminal behavior at the San Andreas Cemetery near Calaveras High School. Friday morning a lion and her cubs were spotted at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory above the UC Berkeley campus, prompting a warning to avoid isolated stairs and walkways at the lab at dusk, night and dawn. These authorities must have forgotten that cougars are just huggable kitties! Some of you have asked where to send your comments on raising the limit of mountain lions that can be harvested in South Dakota. The email address for the Wildlife Division is Wildinfo@state.sd.us and if you want to send it to GF&P headquarters, theirs is SDGFPinfo@state.sd.us Comments must be submitted before the October 4th commission meeting in Deadwood. Lois and Jim Eggebo hosted a brunch for the neighbors Saturday morning so we could meet their grandsons, three-year-old Dawson James (Marilee’s son) and 6-weekold Greyson James, Sarah’s son. I spent Sunday at the Harding County Fair in Camp Crook, Reub
spent the day at the Perkins County Fair in Bison, and Casey, Jeremy Stadheim, and Forest Sainsbury competed in the rodeos in Bison and Camp Crook. I got a new cell phone and can’t figure it out. Too bad I’m not as good a techie as this Olson: •After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, New York scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago. •Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed a California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet and shortly after a story in the LA Times read: "California archaeologists, finding of 200 year old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers." •One week later, a local newspaper in South Dakota reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Reva, Ole Olson, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Olson has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, South Dakota had already gone wireless". •Makes a person proud to live in South Dakota!
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For Sale For sale: 4 bedroom 2 bath home with polebarn on -+ 30 acres. Roundpen corrals and wind break, call 605-3542188. B10-4tc LARGE ROUND BALES OF STRAW FOR SALE: 605/222-5126. B9-1tp anhydrous. Duane Shea 244-5284. B10-3tc For Rent For rent: Homestead Heights located in Bison, S.D., has a one and two bedroom apartment available. Homestead Heights is a low-income elderly and disabled Section 8 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) housing facility. We are smoke free. Energy Assistance is available for those who qualify. Utilities are included in the rent. Homestead Heights is an equal housing opportunity. For more information, please call (605) 244-5473. B14-tfn Employment Gregorian Inc. in Lemmon, SD is seeking a full time welder. Excellent starting wage. Includes benefits such as group health and life insurance,
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EMPLOYMENT MAINTENANCE MECHANIC position located in Sioux Falls. Preventative maintenance on trucks/trailers used to haul fuel. Send resume: Harms Oil Company, Attention: Human Resources, Box 940, Brookings SD 57006. GOSS COMMUNITY WEB PRESS operator opening in Mobridge, SD. Live, work and play on the largest sub-impoundment lake of the Missouri River. Call Larry Atkinson, 605-230-0161 or 800-594-9418.
ADOPTIONS CARING AND DEVOTED - Married Couple will provide loving and stable home for your newborn baby. All expenses paid. For information please call 1-888-728-5746, Carolyn and Todd.
Crocheted dishclothes and pot scrubbers are available at the Bison Courier. B4-tfn Taking orders for embroidered dishtowels for information see Arlis at the Bison Courier or call 244-7199. B8-tfn Wanted Will do custom seeding with Amity Single Disc air seeder. Can mid row band
AUCTION VOGEL FARMS - Feed, Livestock, and Haying Equipment Auction. Saturday, Sept. 8, 1 pm, Onaka, SD, w w w. m a n d r a u c t i o n . c o m , www.sdauctions.com, M&R Auctions, Gary 605-769-1181, Lewis, 605-281-1067, Sam 605-769-0088, Home 605-948-2333, Kevin Vogel 605-281-0336.
PLANNING & ZONING DIRECTOR/Building Inspector for HUGHES COUNTY, full time. Opportunity for organized, innovative, dedicated, good natured and self motivated individual to guide county development efforts. Salary $18.23/hr DOQ. Contact your local Dept of Labor or Karla Pickard, 605773-7477, Hughes County Courthouse. Closes Oct 5. EOE. DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION is taking applications for fulltime Douglas County Highway Superintendent. Must have valid Class A Driver’s License. Experience in road/bridge construction/maintenance preferred. For application contact: Douglas County Auditor (605) 724-2423. PIERRE AREA REFERRAL SERVICE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR This full-time position is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. For more details and an application: http://www.pierreareareferral.org.
CERTIFIED SEED RESEL RANCH REGISTERED IDEAL seed 96 germ. Overland seed 98 germ certified. Available immediately. Call Dale 605-204-0217, Ryan 605-870-2515 or Mick 605-530-1895. Permit number 56510.
Positions available at Bison School
Paraprofessional (Classroom Aide) Assistant Boys Basketball Coach Assistant Girls Basketball Coach Grade and Junior High Boys Basketball Coach Junior High Girls Basketball Coach
FOR SALE DECOY BAR WEBSTER, SD turnkey business, remodeled sports bar, hot spot for fishermen and hunters, busiest place in town. Vander Linden Properties 605-380-8240 HOUSING SEARCH STATE-WIDE apartment listings, sorted by rent, location and other options. www.sdhousingsearch.com SOUTH DAKOTA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes .com. NOTICES ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details.
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Acreage management considerations during a drought
"Take Half, Leave Half," is a grazing rule of thumb which Mindy Hubert, SDSU Extension Small Acreage Field Specialist, says has taken on a new meaning during the drought. "This is a difficult management technique to implement when the plant is less than half of its previous year's total growth before grazing season even started," Hubert said. Although the drought has taken its toll on pastures and hay availability, Hubert provides a list of management tips to help acreage managers to minimize the negative impact of the drought on their land and pocketbook: • Save your pastures: Even with the sky-high price of hay, the longterm damage that can be done to pastures by overgrazing is not worth the extra day or two of not feeding hay to horses. •Monitor pastures: Pastures that lasted two months last year, might not last even one month this year. Don't assume, but rather check the pasture every few days and remove animals before half the forage has been removed. In certain areas of South Dakota, grasshoppers are accounting for a significant amount of forage removal. •Buy hay in bulk: Get together with other livestock owners and share the shipping costs, if necessary. Buy round bales or large square bales, if you have the equipment to handle them. For more information on where to locate hay, contact Hubert at 605-394-1722 or email@example.com. •Budget: Estimate annual feed consumption and be sure to purchase enough hay, knowing that pastures won't last as long as they have the past couple of wet years. Otherwise livestock owners will run short and the price of hay will only increase as we enter the winter. If acreage managers cannot afford to feed all of their livestock, they may have to consider selling them or, if feasible, taking out a feed loan. "If the numbers just don't pencil out, don't put yourself at financial risk", Hubert advises. •Feed efficiency: Invest in a quality hay feeder that minimizes waste. Horses can waste over 50% of a round bale if not placed in a feeder. Feeder type can also greatly affect the amount of waste. For more information, visit iGrow Horse (http://igrow.org/livestock /horse/) today. Monitor your animals' body condition and don't over feed. Consider limiting the time they spend at the hay feeder.
Double J Horse Sales
ALL BREEDS CONSIGNMENT HORSE SALE
Saturday,September 15, 2012 Stockmen’s Livestock Exchange, Dickinson, ND
Ranch Horse competition at 8 a.m. MDT • Sale 12 NOON MDT
A horse to fit almost anyone’s needs!
Ranch - Show - Cutting - Reining - Trail Barrel Racing - Heading & Heeling
The Upper Midwest’s Premiere Consignment Sale!
Sales twice a year in May & September
“WE DON”T SELL THE MOST; WE TRY TO SELL THE BEST !”
For a catalog or information call, email or log on: Joe Hickel 701-230-3044 John Bearman 701-720-6674 firstname.lastname@example.org
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