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Volume 30 Number 13 September 13, 2012

Includes Tax


Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198

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Wheels turn slow on town projects
By Gladys Jackson Engineering was the topic for the September Town Board Meeting. Two projects needing engineering documents finalized were the storm sewer project and the Bison lagoon project. KBM, Inc., engineers for the storm sewer project reported they are close to finalizing the engineering plans and specs. State approval in order to receive grant money would still be needed. The good news was, engineering costs have increased so finalized amounts on this project may change. Interstate Engineering, Spearfish, met with the Board via conference call to help explain the engineering report on the Bison lagoon which is due into the State by September 15th. The rip rapping of four out of the five lagoons was discussed, along with the yearly maintenance fees for maintaining the dirt work on the sides and a 510 year comprehensive plan, required by the State. The Department of Natural Resources needs this engineering report so they can get their budget done. Some of the Board members wanted to look this over a little more thoroughly before it is mailed in at the end of this week. Employees Heath McKinstry

and Kelli Nelson met with the Board. Heath gave status reports on his projects. The company out of Watertown will be here in September to get the retaining wall done at the dump which was to be completed almost a year ago. Parts are ordered for the Veal wells so that in the case of an emergency, they can be brought on line as a back-up. The well house also has parts ordered and work will be completed on this yet this fall. Three samples were taken around Town of the water and sent into the State with the results coming back as “good”. The Bison Park will be closed on October 1st, the purple pick-up needs some work done on it, and most of the pot holes in Town have been taken care of. The chip sealing of some of the roads in Bison by the County Department has been going well. Kelli Nelson, Manager of the Municipal Bar, met with the Board in regard to personnel matters and the upcoming Retirement Party for former Manager Linda Hanson. A dance will be held on October 6. Two unexpected visitors arrived at the Town Board to voice complaints over some sheep being brought into the Town by the pot loads. Letters will be sent to the continued on page 4

Mysterious propane odor source discovered

The propane odor was coming from an abandoned underground propane tank behind Bison Food. It has been dug up and removed. Jackson Trenching and Lodgepole Propane made short work of the project.

New shop and classroom gets greenlight
Four board members were seated at the table when the Bison School Board met Monday night for their regular monthly session. They were Chairman Dan Kvale, Dan Beckman, Eric Arneson and Marcie Brownlee-Kari. First on the agenda was discussion of the new shop and classroom building. Superintendent Kraemer has consulted with Morton Buildings of Rapid City concerning this proposed project. If an architect draws up the specs the project will be more expensive. Morton Buildings can draw up the specs but then can’t bid on the project. A local builder can be a consultant and yet can bid on the project. The board needs to determine who will do the specs. Kraemer made it plain that the specs must meet building codes. A Committee composed of Kvale and Kari will make a rough plan of the building to present to the board soon. “Morton Buildings have prefab determined sizes that maybe could be used to save money,” said Christi Ryen, the Ag teacher. More information will be researched before any decisions are made on this project. A public hearing was also conducted concerning the shop building project following the board discussion. Those present for it were Tracy and Heidi Collins, Art teacher Tarina Kopren and Ag teacher Christi Ryen. Kopren remarked that a new sink is needed in the proposed art classroom with windows to open for ventilation. Ryen would like to be able to monitor her classroom while teaching in the shop by use of glass on one wall of her classroom. The public hearing was conducted to offer citizens the opportunity to air their opinions. Kraemer announced that an amendment to the current internet use policy is required by E Rate regulations. The policy reads as follows: “Bison School District will educate students in grades K - 12 about appropriate online behavior including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and chat rooms and the consequences of cyberbullying. These concepts will be integrated into the curriculum.” The board gave a “green light” after hearing the first reading of this continued on page 10

White Butte road work finally complete
By Beth Hulm There were years and years between the first conversation in the county board room about resurfacing the White Butte Road and the project close-out last week! There were hurdles to hurdle and money to save for a match with state and federal funds. The more time that passed, the more expensive the road became. Finally, it’s been built for just under $3.3 million, starting near Todd Buer’s and ending almost at the Highway 12 junction. Perkins County Highway Superintendent Tracy Buer wasn’t completely satisfied with the work that the contractor did but an agreement was recently made with Border States, Fargo, to compensate about $18,000 for the “squiggles” on curves and the “cosmetic blemishes” on approaches that Buer didn’t like. Conceivably, the county could hire somebody else with that money to fix the work done by a new and inexperienced crew. Brosz engineer Gary Brennan, Bowman, said that Border States sent their “C” team, who had limited experience, to do the project. “It’s not terrible,” he said, “but not overly desirable.” Buer said that he and the contractor “argued about it for awhile” before the contractor pulled out without fixing the mistakes. Later, Border States was too far away to return to fix the problems. Softening his former comments, Brennan conceded that Border States “did a few things that really helped the road out,” adding that

they put in some “extra effort that was positive.” Accompanying earlier change orders – a big one being nearly $60,000 when gravel was found at a closer pit – the overall changes resulted in the work being completed about $100,000 below the project bid. The project close-out took place during the regular September meeting of the Perkins County Commission. That new road has a 55 mph continued on page 8

Wedding Dance at the Beeler Community Center in Lemmon September 15th, for Keith Mutschler and Anne Ellingson.

Wednesday hours at the Bison Public Library will be 10 - 1 & 4 6 until further notice. Tuesday & Thursday hours 1 - 6. Like us on facebook for up to date information.

Highlights & Happenings

Live music by Badger Horse from 9p.m.-1a.m.. Everyone Welcome.

There will be a baby shower for Lindsey Serr on September 16, 2:00 at Grand Electric social room

Baby shower for Jacob T son of Jo & Justin Seim at the Prairie Lounge, September 16, from 2 - 4. Every one welcome!

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Weather Wise

Annual Sock Hop big hit......
The Bison School Title I Annual Meeting and Sock Hop was held on Tuesday, September 4, at the school. About 130 parents and children pre-K through 6th grade enjoyed the free sandwich supper at 5:00, served by the Elementary Staff. At the annual meeting Title I paraprofessional, Heidi Collins, explained the Boxtops program. Everyone is encouraged to save Boxtops, Our Family barcodes and Campbell Soup labels for the school. These can be redeemed for money that is used for various purposes in the elementary classrooms. Sixth grade teacher, Michele Stockert, demonstrated on the computer how to use the Infinite Campus program to access students grades. Title I Director, Roxie Seaman, explained the Schoo lwide Plan, including the elementary parent involvement policy recently approved by the school board. Following the meeting the parents joined their children and the elementary teachers who were dancing in the gym. P.E. teacher, Kalin Chapman, and her helpers provided plenty of music for a fun family evening at the Sock Hop.


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Guest Columnist
Ranch Hazards
or being exposed to exhaust systems and other mechanical parts that burn and melt things like the synthetic material of my husband’s pricey Carhartt Extreme Arctic coat and coveralls. The most common ranch hazard to clothing though, is the type of enclosing structure used to contain livestock called barbwire fencing. Barbwire is more commonly known for initiating perfectly good, intact clothing into ranch workwear with holes, tears or patches. At our house, barbwire is the number one reason clothes get cursed, patched, turned into grease rags, or used for dog house bedding. Oftentimes when I am wearing clothes victimized by barbwire in public, strangers and sometime friends will mistake me for a peasant. Clothing isn’t even safe from a measly barbwire prick. A poke from a fence barb in the knee vicinity might not rip a hole in a pair of jeans but eventually threads will begin to unravel and widen the hole until it’s big enough to get snagged again or tear with pressure or body movement. I do however, seem to fit in well with the younger crowd and my daughter accepts me for not wearing “mom pants” but rather jeans with a few well-placed tears. Stores sell new denim jeans that look like they’d been cranked through a cotton gin. I can easily achieve the same look with less effort by carelessly crossing barbwire fences and opening gates a few times. Top fence wires usually don’t create

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much margin for short-legged people to swing a leg over a fence either. The other option is to squat down and crawl through the middle fence wires which is not only unattractive to watch me do but something I am rarely successful at achieving alone without one item of clothing getting hung up on the fence. My biggest ranch-related fear has always been worrying about accidentally mutilating a brand new pair of unharmed denim jeans, a nice looking top, or my jacket while helping do a daily chore that involves an encounter with barbwire. I reluctantly have to do this when my family and I are on our way to church or headed someplace where we’re going to be gone all day. The good thing is that the barbwire snagged look is gaining in popularity. Brand new peasant wear is really in right now. I’ve seen new jeans that look just like my barbwire ripped pants in the girl’s and women’s section at clothing stores. Yet I still get discouraged in maintaining decent looking denim slacks. Ninety-seven percent of my pants get barbwire damaged but since I get too lazy to change sometimes and continually take chances wearing my good jeans to do what’s supposed to be simple ranch work, the remaining 3% of my jeans get damaged by manure stains that escaped pre-treating before washing.

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Wheels turn slow
continued from page 1 parties involved. Office Manager Beth Hulm reported that a certified letter hand delivered by the sheriff had been sent to Earl Siefken in regard to the garage being moved on the old Richard Heck property. He had received an address for his wife and so a letter will be sent to her also in regard to the removal of the garage. The second reading of the Budget, Ordinance 2012-1 was completed and approved by the Board. The specifics of the Budget will be put in the paper, along with the Board minutes. The Supplemental Budget, 2012-2 was also approved as a second reading which allows for $100,000.00 to be put into the street fund. Mike Lockert reported on the updating of the handbook. He strongly suggested that a back-up policy for the delivery of water be completed in the light of the recent loss of water from Rural Water. The Board will take the policy changes home to look over and report back at the October Board Meeting. The Airport Master Plan was reviewed as; once again, there were updated engineering changes. The Board made a decision to contact the engineers for the airport and decline the continued updating of the runway expansion as they feel the current runway is sufficient for the Town. The new camera system the Board wants to put into the Bison Bar was discussed. President Chapman presented a quote from Chapman’s Electronics in the amount of $5,798.90. Since quotes were requested for a couple of months, and this being the only one received, the Board voted to give the bid to Chapman’s Electronics. Beth Hulm will be the Board’s representative to the West River Cooperative Telephone’s Annual Meeting on October 1. The Board then met in Executive Session before adjourning. The next Board Meeting will be Monday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Commissioners host public meeting
Comprehensive Planning and Zoning discussed
By Beth Hulm A crowd of approximately 50 people of varied interests – including all five Perkins County commissioners, all five trustees for the Town of Bison, several Harding County commissioners, county officials, representatives of Bison’s Economic Development board, Bison residents and country folk attended a public meeting in Bison at the Bentley Building last Thursday night. Perkins County commissioners hosted the meeting and welcomed Blaise Emerson, Executive Director for Black Hills Council of Local Governments, Rapid City, to address the audience on the subject of Comprehensive Planning protect property rights and existing infrastructure. Emerson explained that a Comprehensive Plan is a long-range vision, including policies and goals, in regards to land use control and is the important first step before any county or city zoning could take place. Emerson’s organization offers technical assistance to its member counties and the municipalities within them. BHCLG serves seven counties in the western third of South Dakota. Perkins County is a relatively new member. At the regular meeting of the County Commission last week, Commissioner Wayne Henderson was appointed to represent them on the BHCLG board of directors. A written plan allows local leaders to control the future of their communities, Emerson said. It protects the interests of property owners and enhances the quality of life for residents. The City of Lemmon and Harding County are already working on Comprehensive Plans. Uppermost in the minds of the Perkins County Commission and other elected officials is the oil boom in North Dakota and the lessons learned there by communities who did not have a plan in place before man camps came in. Emerson said that Watford City, for example, “is truly a mess.” A Comprehensive Plan could encompass much more than protecting property and infrastructures associated with any impending oil activity. It would also be a written plan for other areas of growth – for example, schools, parks and recreation – and could spell out how the county would react to large feed lots or wind turbines moving in. Emerson talked about zoning ordinances and acknowledged, “I know that’s not always the most popular word around.” The Comprehensive Plan is the first step in writing a zoning ordinance, he said, or for addressing nuisance properties, sub divisions and other issues. From the audience, Duane Shea, rural Bison, said that zoning “scares” him. He called it a “slippery slope.” Emerson agreed that it needs to be “a balancing act.” Every county or community can have their own plan, which would become an important tool for dayto-day planning efforts and would be used to regulate the size and location of land use and buildings. Harding County has actually had zoning laws in place since the late 1970s but they are now revamping them with the coming of Keystone Pipeline workers and the potential for oil activity, too. One Harding County commissioner explained that an ordinance is not a “forever thing” and that ordinances should constantly be reviewed and amended. When they are initially written, “nobody can think of everything,” he said. His peer Matt DeBow, Camp Crook, agreed. He called an ordinance “a working document” that can be changed. “There are always loopholes,” he said. Harding County has a non-political Planning and Zoning board that makes recommendations to their County Commission. It’s those elected officials who eventually make decisions and write ordinances. Dean Wagner, one of Harding County’s five commissioners and a member of that county’s Planning and Zoning board, told local officials, “You can do it the way you want to do it.” A Comprehensive Plan can be “as severe or as lenient as you want it to be.” “It’s up to you,” Wagner said. “It’s your plan.” He urged Perkins County to be proactive or “you’re always chasing the eight-ball.” Kathy Glines, Harding County’s auditor, said that it’s important to recognize the fears of the community and to address them. She invited everyone to Harding County to attend a Planning and Zoning board meeting. Setting up a Planning and Zoning board and writing a zoning ordinance involves public input and could be referred to a ballot by voters. Karen Englehart, rural Bison, asked how many counties don’t have a written plan. Emerson said that “quite a few” don’t. Others have a written plan but no zoning ordinance, he said. In answer to Lynn Waddell’s question about local control without putting it in writing, Emerson remarked, “You don’t have much.” Englehart challenged each individual Perkins County commissioner about their thoughts concerning the issue at hand. While Chairman Mike Schweitzer thinks that “the process itself is good” and working with BHCLG would “make us turn around and look inside,” Jim Gochenour has reservations. He admitted to being “pretty torn over this.” Gochenour moved to Perkins County from Nebraska and he said that one of his reasons for moving was to escape zoning. He worries what would happen to a good-intentioned ordinance as future boards come and go. On the other hand, he believes that something needs to be done before oil activity moves in. Henderson said that it could take 3-4 years to write a plan so that action should be taken soon. “I’d like to see a Comprehensive Plan,” he said. Longtime commissioner Willard Ottman said that this isn’t the first time that zoning has been discussed at the county level and he has formerly opposed restricting ag development. Zoning, however, could allow control over junk, litter and waste alongside highways, he said. Rusty Foster favors a Comprehensive Plan but probably wouldn’t go so far as to write a zoning ordinance. He conceded, “If written in the right way, it’ll do more good than harm.” The meeting in Bison on Thursday night was a means for Perkins County commissioners to get a feeling from their constituents of whether or not this county should set up a Planning and Zoning board. They will likely discuss it at their October meeting.

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Obituaries Alice Thomas
Dakota; one son and daughter-inlaw, Randy and Mona Thomas, Faith, SD; one son-in-law, Fred Reede, Meadow, South Dakota; four grandchildren, Tanya and Bill Bushong, Faith, SD, Boyce and Melissa Reede and Scott and Marla Reede, both of Lemmon, SD and Jamie and Sabrina Thomas, San Diego, California; eight greatgrandchildren and one on the way, Gereth, Treyton, and Gabriel Bushong, Brianna and Jacob Thomas, Dillon and Cole Reede and Micah Reede; and three sisters-in-law, Evelyn Anderson, Dupree, South Dakota, Bernice Capp and Vivian Thomas, both of Spearfish, South Dakota. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Lou and Lirinda Perkins; one daughter, Renee Reede; one son, Kurt Thomas; two brothers in infancy; three sistersin-law, Jean Capp, Ruby Thomas and Arlene Thomas; and six brothers-in-law, Calvin Anderson, Donno Capp and Willis, Denny, Stanley and Clinton Thomas. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon followed by an Order of the Eastern Star service at 6:00 p.m. and a family service at 7:00 p.m.

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Thank you for thinking of me after the death of my precious grandson Matthew. I appreciated the cards, calls, visits and food. Knowing you are there if i need you is such a great comfort. God Bless you all! Thelma Sandgren

Joshua David Ronken

Funeral services for Alice Thomas, age 87, of Faith, South Dakota will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2012 at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Faith. Pastor Wayne Olson will officiate with burial at 2:00 p.m. at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, South Dakota. Alice passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Five Counties Nursing Home in Lemmon, South Dakota. She is survived by her husband, Duane Thomas, Lemmon, South

Ronken, Joshua David 43, of Minneapolis, ended his life Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 after a long battle with clinical depression. Joshua was born February 26, 1969 in Minneapolis. He moved with his parents to Buffalo, South Dakota at the age of five months. He at-

tended school in Buffalo until his senior year when he transferred to Oak Grove Lutheran, Fargo, North Dakota. He graduated from Oak Grove in 1987. He attended Pacific Lutheran University and Black Hills State University. He worked for many years in various service industries. Blessed by having loved him in his life are his mother and step father, Margie and Brooke Hershey of Bison, South Dakota; sister, Moriah Walker of Summerset, South Dakota; brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Carrie Ronken of St. Paul; special cousin, Marcy Yarger of Minneapolis; aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends and beloved cat, Carlyle. He was preceded in death by his father, Aaron Ronken; maternal grandparents, Clyde and Viola Bowers; and paternal grandparents, Clifford and Ellionora Ronken. Memorial Service 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at Hamline Church, 1514 Englewood St. Paul.

Pastors Perspective
My Tribute to Carrie & Matthew Grace Baptist Church
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I thank God for the lives of these two young people who lived out their faith walk in our community and the testimony of their families as they continue to put their trust in the Lord. I have been greatly encouraged by their faithfulness to the Lord. How can we follow their example of living strong? In the book of Psalm we read, "The LORD is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation." We can "LIVE STRONG" through a daily relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. When we invite Jesus into our lives as Savior and Lord we can then daily yield our lives to Him and experience His strength and power being perfected in our weakness. Then we can truly say, "When I am weak, then I am strong." Matthew and Carrie experienced walking with the Lord here on earth, they experienced the strength of the Lord throughout their lives, and now they are forever in His presence experiencing eternal life and His eternal strength. If you, too, would like to experience the Lord's amazing presence in your life, take the time now to invite Him into your heart and life and begin your own walk with the Lord. Then you can cling to His promises and spend eternity in heaven with these two amazing young people as well as all of those who've repented of their sin and accepted God's forgiveness. Praise God for His faithfulness and for the testimony of these two families.

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength."

Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
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Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
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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.

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Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter

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Lady Cards win exciting match at home
By Marsha Veal The Bison Lady Cardinals hosted the Bowman County Lady Bulldogs on Thursday in their first home match of the 2012 season. The teams were pretty evenly matched as the game scores show: 25-21, 18-25, 25-21, 21-25 and 1513. The crowd was on the edge of their seats throughout most of the match and the noise level from cheering fans was just under supersonic! Coach Kalin Chapman’s starting rotation included seniors Anna Hatle and Kassidy Sarsland; juniors Lenae McKinstry, Charlotte Johnson and Sydney Arneson; sophomores Kimberly Peck and Madison Hulm, libero. Arneson had the first serve of the match and it resulted in a point for the visitors. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 1-3 advantage before the Cards got the ball back. Neither team could string together more than one point per rotation until Peck put the Cards ahead for the first time in the game with a serving ace. The Bulldogs went ahead by two after a couple of bad hits by the Cards. Sarsland tied the score at 8-8 but again the Bowman girls went ahead. The game continued to go back and forth in one- to twopoint advantages and many ties until Arneson went to the service line with the score 10-10 and served seven points. McKinstry had two kills and Hatle had one, but the rest of the points were made on Bulldog mistakes. Sarsland and McKinstry had a block that gave the ball back to the Cards at 19-11. Bowman went on a run then scoring three points before Coach Chapman called a time out. Bowman’s server foot faulted on the next serve but a lift call on Bison gave the ball back to Bowman. The Bulldogs’ Brittany Hansen served two aces to close the gap to 21-20. Sarsland answered with an ace of her own and a bad hit by the visitors brought the Cards to game point at 24-20. The Bulldogs scored once more but lost the game when their Nicole Carlson had a short serve. The first eight servers in game two managed only one serve each. Bowman took the lead on a Bison error, but Johnson came back and put the Cards up by two thanks to a kill by McKinstry and four hits by the Bulldogs. Bowman’s Mataya Seamands gave her team the lead back at 7-9. When the visitors’ advantage reached 9-13, Coach Chapman called time out to talk with her squad. Bowman continued to build their lead and was up by six at 11-17. Peck brought the Cards within three at 14-17, but that was the closest the home team would get in this game. Arneson had the first serve in game three and scored the first three points of the game, aided by two Bowman errors and a kill from Hulm. A McKinstry block gave the ball back to Bison and Hatle added two points to the lead. Becca Fisher, Bowman, brought her team within one point of the Cards and after Peck went one and out, the Bulldogs had their first lead of the game. Hulm’s ace tied the score at 10 all but after the next Bowman rotation; the Cards were down by one again. Johnson served three straight points for the Cards, helped out by kills from McKinstry and Peck and a service ace. Karly Palczewski put the Bulldogs ahead by two and Arneson answered by giving the lead back to Bison. Four hits by the Bulldogs put the ball in McKinstry’s hands at the service line. An ace, a short hit by the Bulldogs, an awesome dig by Hulm and a tip from Arneson put the Cards at game point, 24-19. The next serve by McKinstry was long and the ball went back to the visitors. A Bison lift gave the Bulldogs their last point of the game, and on the next play the Bowman girls were in the net giving the win to Bison. McKinstry started game four out on a positive note with a kill on Bowman’s first serve. Hatle went to the line for two serves, both of which became long and exciting volleys. The first ended with a Peck kill and the second with a Bison error. Bowman tied the score when they blocked Sarsland and went ahead on the next serve by Hansey. Peck started her serve rotation with the score tied again and put the Cards up by one. The Bulldogs answered with a successful tip but the score was tied once again on an out of bounds hit by the visitors. Peck served an ace but her next serve was in the net. Bowman held the ball for only one serve before Hulm gave the Cards a five-point lead at 10-5. Kills from Shelly Peck and Hatle and errors by Bowman helped the Cards to the lead. The Cardinals maintained the lead until the score was 19-13. The momentum of the game

turned, however, when Bowman took the ball to the service line at 21-15. A series of Bison errors and two kills by the Bulldogs and the game was over with Bowman being victorious. The fifth and deciding game was competitive and intense with the score tied at 1, 2, 5 and 7. Bowman went ahead and when they scored four unanswered points, Chapman called time out. The Bulldogs scored once more before the Cards got the ball back. Johnson went to the line with the score 8-12 and served an ace, and earned points off an Arneson kill and a long hit by Bowman. After Johnson’s last serve went long, the Bulldogs serve was short and the score was 12-13 when Bison got the ball back. Arneson went to the line and tied the score thanks to a McKinstry kill. McKinstry repeated the kill on the next point and the Cards were looking at match point. Following a Bowman time out, Arneson let the final serve of the game fly and the Bulldogs’ return flew long giving the Cards their first victory of the season. Earlier in the evening the B team was victorious, 2-1; and in their first outing of the season the C team was defeated 0-2. For complete game stats, go to The Cards will play at Newell on Tuesday, September 11 and will host Tiospaye Topa on Thursday, September 13.

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Cardinals lose to Ranchers at home
By Marsha Veal The Bison Cardinals played their first home game of the 2012 season on Friday evening when they hosted the Harding County Ranchers. It was a tough night for the Cards and, complying with the 50-point rule, the game was over early in the third quarter when the Ranchers scored and were up 0-55. The Cardinals received the opening kickoff and senior Yancy Buer ran it back to the 27-yard line. Seth Buer had a nice first down run for seven yards. Senior Quarterback Daniel Chapman lost yardage on the next play but his classmate, Wil Kolb, gained it back on the third down. Still short of a first down, Kolb punted to the Ranchers and they began the first of several marches down the field. A long pass from HC’s Jess Feist to Kruze Robinson covered 16 yards and two plays later, Feist scored on a QB keeper and completed a pass to Harley Mollman for a successful PAT. On the kickoff from HC, Bison freshman Reed Arneson brought the ball out to the 21. Again the Cards went three and out and a Kolb punt gave the ball to the Ranchers. An incomplete pass, a QB keeper stopped by Buer and a pass to Mollman put the Ranchers on the scoreboard again. The PAT was no good. Arneson again returned the kickoff and again it was to the 21. Two incomplete passes on first and second downs and a holding penalty put the Cards in a pretty big hole. A completed pass from Chapman to fellow senior Lane Kopren gave the Cardinals some positive yardage, but they were unable to convert on third down. The Cards chose to run on fourth down and were unsuccessful in achieving a first down. The Ranchers took over on downs. On first down the HC team was called for a holding penalty. Feist gained that yardage back before being tackled by Logan Hendrickson. S. Buer stopped the Ranchers’ runner short of a first down and Chapman kept Feist from scoring. On the next play Clayton Koch took the ball into the end zone for the Ranchers. Mark Skovbaek kicked the extra point. The Ranchers’ kickoff was brought out to the 16-yard line by Arneson. Buer lost a few yards on first down and Kopren gained back four of those on the next play. Chapman passed to Hatle, who made a very nice one-handed catch and gave the Cards another first down. Koch sacked Chapman on the first play of the new series. Chapman came back with a 13-yard pass to Kolb, who was stopped by Robinson. QB sneaks on third and fourth downs were unsuccessful in gaining a first down. A Feist to Koch pass was only three yards thanks to a hard stick by Kopren. Hatle and Kolb kept the Ranchers out of the end zone on second and third downs. However, two plays later a pass from Feist to Mollman resulted in a TD. The PAT kick by Skovbaek was good. The Cards started their next series on the 15. An incomplete pass to Y. Buer was followed by an 11-yard toss to Kopren, giving the Cardinals a first down. A pass from Chapman to Kolb gained four yards before Feist tackled Kolb. Robinson stopped S. Buer from gaining any yardage and on the next play the Cards were called for a five-yard penalty. Chapman ran the option play to Hatle which ended in a loss of two. Kolb punted to Koch who returned the ball to the 39. The Ranchers committed a holding and delay of game penalty in their next possession and the Cards took over on downs at the 30. S. Buer ran for a first down but an illegal block on the next play moved the Cardinals back 15 yards. A fumble by the Cards was recovered by HC in the end zone for a TD. The PAT kick was good. Y. Buer brought the kickoff back to the 14 and a Chapman to Kolb pass for ten yards gave the Cards a first down. Two short passes and a QB keeper didn’t yield enough yardage for a first down. Coach Beau Chapman made the decision to direct snap to Hatle, but he was unable to gain enough ground for a first down. The Ranchers took the ball and marched down the field for another TD before the half. Ckyler Floyd got in the scoring column with 1:35 left until halftime. The PAT was blocked by Arneson. The Cards ran the first two plays for little gain. A pass on third down was intercepted by Feist and returned for a touchdown. The PAT kick was good and at halftime the Cards were down 0-49. Arneson kicked off to the Ranchers at the beginning of the third quarter. Four plays later HC scored and the game was called. For complete game stats go to The Cardinals have a bye this week and on September 21 they will travel to Rapid City Christian for a game starting at 5:30 p.m.

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scheduled during Tuesday’s meeting. It followed the publication of the provisional budget. There were no visitors to speak to or challenge the new budget that commissioners and finance officer Sylvia Chapman have spent the past 4 months preparing. Commissioner Jim Gochenour, Prairie City, said that he was “uncomfortable” with the Road and Bridge budget. He felt that salaries were budgeted too high and would allow for too much overtime pay. Chapman said that she had care-

continued from page 1 speed limit, causing Brennan to warn, “People drive faster when the rides a little smoother.” Buer will post more speed limit signs and ask law enforcement to patrol out there. A new bridge over the South Grand River on that same county road remains a work in progress. Buer told County Commissioners last Tuesday that the columns underneath it are “quite impressive.” The annual budget hearing was

fully calculated those wages and feels that they are realistic. Gochenour also favored reducing the equipment line in that same budget by $50,000. Chapman reminded the board that they can still “pull the plug” on any expenditure, regardless of what’s in the budget. Gochenour’s motion to reduce the equipment line item passed in a roll call vote, 4-1, with Willard Ottman casting the dissenting ballot. That was the only change made to the provisional budget, which later was approved with that amendment. Gochenour also spoke out against the amount of employee health insurance that the county is paying for. Chapman had plugged a 10% increase in for health insurance costs but she really won’t have definitive figures until the first of the year. Right now, it’s all guesswork. The actual percentage of increase will be based on the group’s loss ratio for the current year. “Overall, we’re a fairly healthy group,” Chapman said. According to Gochenour’s math, an overall 10% increase would mean that the county would be shelling out approximately $15,000 in insurance premiums per employee. The county pays 72% of the policy for each insured member and the employee pays the remaining 28%. “It sure needs to be talked about in January,” Gochenour said. In other business… Commissioners will advertise two new surplus tax properties. One is the site of the former Jerry’s Hardware store on Lemmon’s Main Avenue; the other is a 3.18 acre tract in Bixby Township. ·The sheriff ’s department announced that they will participate in South Dakota’s Capstone Experiences, an internship program that allows senior students to earn credits for on-the-job training. They’ll have one senior boy from Bison High School for one hour per school day while he learns about and gains experience in the field of law enforcement. ·Representing the Town of Bison, Beth Hulm, finance officer, presented a formal, written request to the county commission to assist the town in paying for an overlay on Coleman Ave. in Bison. The town would apply for a 60/40% Community Access Grant next spring and would like assistance in paying their share. ·Wayne Henderson was appointed the county’s representative to the Black Hills Council of Local Governments, of which Perkins County is a new member.

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Jerry and Carolyn Petik were Labor Day week-end guests of Dale and Linda Holtey of Huron. They attended the Charlie Pride concert on Friday night and Farmers Union Day at the State Fair on Saturday. Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended a birthday party for Norman and Harold Kvale in Lemmon on Labor Day. After the party they were supper guest of the Bakken family. Carolyn attended Hope Women's Bible Study in Lemmon on Thursday evening and was a visitor afterward at Irene Young's. Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended Grand Valley Community Club on Friday night. Saturday Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended the Lemmon Junior Livestock Show and Sale. Sunday afternoon Jerry and Carolyn were visitors at Denny and Lynda Drayton's.

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CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL Chairman Juell Chapman called a special meeting of the Bison Town Board to order on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at noon in “Mom’s Place” café. Trustees David Kopren and Mike Lockert were present. Luke Clements and Matt Butsavage were absent. Others present were Allan Page, Denise Livingston, Mike Perkovich, employees Heath McKinstry and Beth Hulm; and Arlis Seim, press. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL. The meeting began with a soup and sandwich luncheon.

Water Tower Pump – McKinstry discussed with Page the location of a water tower sensor, which shuts off the pump. Currently, the pump is not working and McKinstry is manually filling the tower each night. He had quotes for the purchase of a new or rebuilt pump from Dakota Pump, Watertown. 075-2012 – Lockert moved, seconded by Kopren to buy one new pump and to have it installed; then to repair the existing pump and to install it to replace a second pump; and then to rebuild the second pump to use as a back-up. Carried.


Pursuant to SDCL ch. 43-30A, notice is hereby given that a mineral interest in, on or under the following described lands in the County of Perkins, State of South Dakota, has lapsed, to-wit: Tract 2: Township 15 North, Range 16 East, B.H.M.: Sec. 34: W1/2NW1/4.


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Storm Sewer Discussion – Perkovich representing DENR, Page, KBM Engineering, Inc., and Livingston, Midwest Planning Assistance, discussed comments made by DENR upon receipt of the engineered plans and specifications for the proposed storm sewer project. Discussion included the pros and cons of the location of a detention/holding pond, demolition of buildings near the specified site and gate heights surrounding the pond; compost areas; replacement of disturbed asphalt and of disturbed and new curb and gutter; utility poles; drainage on private property; separation of water/sewer crossings; additional funding for the project, if needed, and the due date of the first loan payment. The general consensus of Trustees was to instruct Page to change the plans and specs to take out drainage ditches on private property, building demolition and all compost areas and, if the current grant/loan package is not sufficient, to have Livingston amend the request, which has not been finalized, to the State Water

Letter to Perkins County Commission: Kopren moved, seconded by Chapman to approve and send a letter as a formal request to the County Commission for assistance in resurfacing Coleman Avenue from Highway 20 to Main Street in Bison, contingent on Bison obtaining a 60/40 Community Access Grant next year. Carried. Temporary Bartender: 076-2012 – Chapman moved, seconded by Kopren to hire Jenny Beckman as a part-time temporary bartender at $9.31/hr. until Sept. 10 when all applications will be reviewed and a permanent part-time person will be hired. Carried.

The names of the record owners of the mineral interest are BRISBINE C. ASH and RUTH J. ASH.

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be passed on to other students. Assistant Business Manager Colette Johnson suggested that shots be required when athletes get their physical exams. Johnson also reported some very happy news. The money from the Oscar Smith Estate designated for scholarships for students at the Bison High School has arrived by check. The money will be placed in CD’s so interest can accumulate on them. A designated committee composed of school employees and community members will determine who will receive the scholarship money. Kraemer was glad to report that the school yearbook for 2011 - 2012 has received an award. All of the hard work put into it by students and teachers has been worth it. Kraemer also announced that a 12 million energy grant for schools in South Dakota has bee received. Energy saving bulbs could be installed in the school to save on lighting costs. More will be researched on this grant to find out what would be available and usable for the Bison School. At this time there are 144 students at the Bison School in grades K - 12. In other business: • an open enrollment application was approved.•Kraemer was authorized to sign off on some home school applications. • An executive session was held at the end of the session for personnel matters.

continued from page 1 amendment. In 2014 there will be new federal regulations for school lunches which will include smaller portions and squash and sweet potatoes to substitute for potatoes with less bread served. Kraemer suggested that the school continue the same portions presently served including the homemade bread. Even if the federal government will pay $8.40 more per day for school lunch costs, the board believes that the size of food portions should not be cut. Therefore the board will not comply with these federal regulations until required to do so in 2014. Using the federal regulations the government intends to fight obesity. Two more contracts were approved for math teacher Ruth Hobbs. One was to be the quiz bowl advisor and the other one is to be the Infinite Campus Facilitator. Vaccination requirements for home schooled students was also on the agenda for discussion. After consulting an attorney, Kraemer declared that all students must have immunizations by state law. however, for medical or religious reasons this requirement can be waived. “if in sports get shots.” suggested Beckman. If students don’t get the required shots diseases like whooping cough could

Stockgrowers to host 121st annual convention
South Dakota Stockgrowers Association will hold their 121th Annual Convention and Trade Show on September 21, 22 and 23. The SD Cattlewomen will hold their Annual Meeting on Friday September 21. Both events will be held at the Ramkota Convention Center in Rapid City, South Dakota and are open to the public. Stockgrowers President Shane Kolb said, "This is going to be a great convention with a very interesting lineup of speakers. Our convention is open to the public and we invite everyone to join us for this event. I'm sure everyone will find something interesting." The convention kicks off on Friday, September 21 with opening ceremonies and a Washington DC update from R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard. Continuing throughout the day are meetings and speakers regarding recent changes at the South Dakota Brand Board, Animal ID issues, impacts of Oil and Gas Development for landowners, discussions of the Beef Check-off program, and a presentation by the Wall FFA Ag Issues Team regarding Prairie Dog Management. The SD Cattlewomen will hold their Annual Meeting at 9am on Friday morning. Anyone interested in the Cattlewomen's work should plan to attend this meeting and the Friday luncheon. The two featured speakers for Friday's agenda include Greg Hanes of the US Meat Export Federation to talk about changing markets in Asia and Japan where USMEF is using Check-off dollars to market USA Beef and Mr. George Chambers, President of RCALF USA from Georgia, will be the keynote speaker during Friday night's banquet. On Saturday, the Stockgrowers Animal Health committee will hear from SDSU's Dr. Amanda Blair regarding her Fetal Programming Studies, and the Federal Lands committee will meet to hear from speakers who have been impacted by wilderness designations in counties in Montana. Stockgrowers Lobbyist Jeremiah Murphy and Exec Director Silvia Christen will also lead a discussion about Stockgrowers Legislative work during the summer and into the coming 2013 Legislative Session. Saturday's luncheon will feature U.S. Congressional Candidates to answer questions from those in attendance and discuss their plans for Washington DC. US Representative Kristi Noem and her challenger Matt Varilek have both been invited to participate. The Congressional forum will be followed with an SDSU icecream social sponsored by the SDSU Westriver Ag Center. Saturday at 2:30pm will begin the Stockgrowers Annual membership meeting to elect officers and board members, vote on policy changes and discuss any other business for the organization. "Stockgrowers has always been a member driven organization and this membership meeting is your chance to participate." Kolb said, "Each of our members has an opportunity to be a part of directing Stockgrowers work in the year ahead." The Convention will wrap up on Saturday evening with an awards banquet, scholarship presentation and a keynote address by South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture, Walt Bones. The Banquet will be followed by a live auction fundraiser to benefit the work of the Stockgrowers throughout the year. "I'm very proud of the convention agenda for this year. I think we've got some great speakers coming to share their information with us and I'm really looking forward to seeing all of our members and friends in Rapid City for our 121st convention," said Kolb. For a full agenda and details of the convention, please visit www.southdakotastockgrowers.or g or call 605-342-0429.

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Thank you to everyone who helped out with the fair! We could not get everything done without all the volunteers who give of their time. It is ALL greatly appreciated. Thank you to all who helped with the big grandstand project - those who helped build and go for supplies or bring treats. It was great to see the community come together to get this done. Thank you to everyone who donated money for the trophies, cash prizes and the grandstand also. Thank you to all who bring their exhibits and livestock to show. It is all a lot of work, but makes an interesting day for the viewers and for competition. Thank you to the static and livestock superintendents for your help. Thank you to everyone who served the Saturday night supper and cooked the corn. Thanks, Geraldine for finding the workers. Thanks to everyone who participated in the talent show, you were great! Thanks, John for all your auctioning services. Thank you to everyone who helped with ticket taking, serving at the beer garden or serving at concessions. Thank you to Lorrie Hafner, Terry and Katri for helping to cook and organize for the concessions -- couldn't do it without your help!! Thanks Dennis for all your trips to the store! Thank you to the pie bakers and your contribution to fund raising. Also thank you to pie judges. Thank you , Iver, Tyler, Jenn, Jill, Shane and Max Loughlin and everyone else who helped with the family play day to make it fun. Thank you to the Bison Ambulance for being there for our protection. Thank you to everyone who donated their time and help with the rodeo to make it run smoothly. It was a great feeling to see a good sized crowd enjoying themselves in the shade of the new grandstand. Perkins County Fair Board
Thank You

AUCTIONS LAND AUCTION: 5,055+/- Acres, Stanley County, Cropland, CRP and Grassland, 11 miles north of Hayes, SD, October 3rd , 2012. Call Dakota Properties, Todd Schuetzle, Auctioneer, 605-2803115 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY CONTRACT SALESPERSONS sell aerial photography of farms, commission basis, $7,000$10,000/month. Proven product and earnings, Travel required. More info at or call 605-882-3566. BUYING GOLD/SILVER CONVERT YOUR GOLD, SILVER, platinum into cash. Top price paid, 24 hr turn around for mail in. SD owned business. Visit for instructions or call 605 260 4653. EMPLOYMENT CITY ADMINISTRATOR - HARRISBURG,SD: BA Degree required; Salary up to $80,000.00 -

MOBRIDGE-POLLOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT seeks Kindergarten teacher and full-time paraprofessional. Questions? Call 605-8459204. Send application to: Tim Frederick; 1107 1st Ave E; Mobridge, SD 57601. EOE. 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.

$1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP. OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375 mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety bonus, Call Joe for details, 800.456.1024,

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Grand River Museum
Come on by to see us one more time before we close this fall!
Hoy 12 • Lemmon 374-3911

MEADOW, SOUTH DAKOTA - “On the Bismarck-Deadwood Trail” 2.5 miles north of Jct 20E or 3.5 Miles South of Jct. 20w on SD 73

Coal Springs Threshing Bee & Antique Show

14th Annual

Friday afternoon - wagon train arrives

& Antiques - Donations Welcome 7 p.m. – Musical Entertainment Phil Jerde Family - Prairie City 6 p.m. – FREE Appreciation Baked Sunday Potato Feed FEATURING Horses, Mules & Oxen 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 7 p.m. Local Vendor Fair/Flea Cowboy Musicians Market Saturday 9 a.m. Church 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Vendor Service Pastor Fair/ Flea Market Henry Mohagen, 8 a.m. – Noon Linda Mohagen & Unscheduled Friends Machinery 10 a.m. – Noon Demonstrations – Machinery 9 – Noon – Children’s Demonstrations Activities 1 p.m. - Parade 1p.m. – Parade 1:30 p.m. – Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull 2 p.m. – Threshing 2 p.m. - Threshing 2 p.m. – Tractor Pull 5 p.m. – Auction: Hay, Homemade Items COME AND SEE
Antique Gas Tractors • Stationary Hay Baler •Grain Threshing • Stationary Gas Engines • Horse Drawn Equipment • Hay Loader • Corn Shelling & Grinding • Horse Mower Display • Antique Vehicles Shingle Mill • Wagon rides • Flea Market & Craft Fair (Vendors Welcome) • Antique Tractor Pull (1965 & Older)• Car Show • Many Surprises For More Information Contact: Wade Hofer – 605-788-2854 Brian Flatmoe – 605-788-2881 Jens Hansen – 605-788- 2227 Admission: Free Will Donation •Lunch will be available Not responsible for theft or accidents • Sponsored by the Coal Springs Antique Club

COAL SPRINGS WAGON TRAIN A five day wagon train trip will start on Monday, September 24th and arrive at the Coal Springs Antique Club Show site on Friday afternoon, September 28th to kick off the Annual Threshing Bee and Antique Show. The wagon Train will travel along the Bismarck/Deadwood trail from Ben Ash Monument along Hoy 212 west of Faith, SD to the show grounds covering approximately fifty miles. Contact Woody Penor at 605-273-4237 or John Grate at 605-524-3359.

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