Bison Courier

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
The
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Volume 30
Number 35
February 14, 2013
Includes Tax
Highlights & Happenings
Plan to attend the Legislative
Cracker Barrel at Grand Elecrtric,
Friday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m.
hosted by Stateline Right to Life.
Benefit for Dave Schell “Share
the Love” February 16th, Roast
Beef dinner - 6 p.m., Auction at 7
p.m., Badger Horse will be playing
at 8:30. Donations may be left at
Smoky’s or call 788-2976 for
pickup.
There will be a District 28
Cracker Barrel, Sunday, Feb.
17th, 2:00 p.m. at the Indian
Creek Church, junction of Hwys
73 and 20, hosted by Western
Plains Action Group. Senator
Ryan Maher and Rep. Betty Olson
will be on hand to address issues
of the 2013 Legislative Session
and to field your questions on var-
ious topics. Come join the discus-
sion, legislation affects you, be in-
formed. See you there!
Valentine Banquet, February
17th – 5:30 pm at the Reva Hall.
Everyone welcome to come for
good food, skits, music, fellowship
and devotions (sponsored by Slim
Buttes Lutheran Church). For
more info call Pastor Mohagen
@866-4685.
Arrow Transit provides trans-
portation for appointments, shop-
ping and more. Rapid city trips are
1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday for
$30.00. Lemmon to Bismarck trips
are 2nd Wednesday and 4th thurs-
day for $25.00. lemmon to Dickinson
1st Wednesday for $20.00. Call for
information 374-3189.
JOIN OUR QUILT CHAL-
LENGE!! The Jolly Ranchers 4-
H clubs' current community serv-
ice project is providing quilts to
the '1Million Pillow Case Chal-
lenge' charity drive. If you would
like to support this effort you can
donate 1 of 2 ways: 1) Donate 1 1/8
yard of fabric and/or, 2) donate a
homemade pillow case of your
choice. Donations can be left at
the Extension Office in the
Perkins County Courthouse. Your
donation will help local and dis-
tant citizens alike. Specifics on
this national charity drive can be
found at: allpeoplequilt.com/mil-
lionpillowcases website, or you can
contact Daphne Kolb (244-7162) or
Dawn McKinstry (244-5934) with
questions. Thanks in advance for
your contribution...
Vrooman Township Annual
Meeting will be at Lynn Miller
home at 7 p.m. on March 5, 2013.
Townships get your annual
meeting information emailed to
courier@sdplains.com or leave a
message at 244-7199 or 244-5979.
By Beth Hulm
The Bison school board is taking
tentative steps towards building a
new school as a result of a public
hearing two weeks ago that origi-
nated to talk about constructing a
new shop and classrooms building
but evolved into a conversation to
build an entire new school. Board
chairman Dan Kvale remarked
that there was “a lot of energy be-
hind that meeting.”
Actually, unbeknownst to the
public, board members had al-
ready talked about a new school
house when they met for their an-
nual retreat in January. They
listed it as a possibility for ten
years out. Now, they are talking
about building a new school within
the next two years! “Our long term
didn’t turn out to be so long term,”
Kvale said.
Conversely, items that the
board thought should have a one-
year or less time line will be recon-
sidered. Why set aside $5,000 for
“kitchen clean-up,” for example, if,
instead, there’s going to be a brand
new kitchen? Why spend money
on new rain gutters or a building
that won’t be used much longer?
Although conversation with
school patrons and taxpayers has
been overwhelmingly positive,
there are some things to consider
if there’s to be a new school - in-
cluding enrollment numbers and
the recruitment of “good, quali-
fied” teachers. The latter might re-
quire increasing teacher pay. “Ac-
cording to freshman board mem-
ber Marcie Kari, “You can’t run a
business without good staff.” Busi-
ness Manager Bonnie Crow re-
minded the board that, while a
new building can be constructed
with money from the capital out-
lay fund, maintenance on it would
become a general fund expense.
Eric Arneson, Chance-area
board member, wondered if the
project should be “everything now”
or if it should be “piecemealed.”
Kari opts for doing the entire proj-
ect while interest rates are low
and its “cheap to borrow.”
Colette Johnson, assistant busi-
ness manager, had done some
“preliminary jostling of figures,”
using a five-year amortization, a
2% interest rate and the maxi-
mum mil levy. She thinks the dis-
trict could afford to spend $6 mil-
lion.
“I’m sure we’re in for a whole lot
of education coming up,” Johnson
said.
Kvale pressed for prioritization
and a time line. “The current cli-
mate isn’t going to stay forever,”
he said. He still feels that a new
shop and classrooms should be a
top priority. Superintendent Krae-
mer believes that the smaller
building project would “act as in-
ertia” to get a bond issue passed
for the rest.
Voting on a bond issue, hiring
an engineer, and letting bids were
all discussed with an optimistic
hope for ground breaking as early
as next summer. The very fir1st
step will be for board members to
visit and tour new schools in Hard-
ing County and Faith.
“What happens if the bond issue
doesn’t happen?” asked Dan Beck-
man. Kvale answered that the
board would have to start “squir-
reling away” some money, using
the maximum tax levy for capital
outlay. Nobody had an idea yet
about what to do with the existing
building.
Arneson said that it will be im-
portant to continue to host public
meetings.
Among other things on the
board’s short-term strategic plan-
ning list are assessing technology
needs, starting a driver’s educa-
tion program, maintenance on the
district-owned superintendent
house, playground upkeep and
weed control on the football field,
insulating the drafty entryway,
updating the telephone system
and hiring and training a new sec-
retary for the business office.
Also on Monday night, the board
voted to join Hettinger’s wrestling
cooperative. They agreed to pay up
to $250 for three varsity wrestlers
next year. A couple of coaches from
Hettinger’s coaching staff were
present to answer questions. One
of them said, “We just want kids to
get an opportunity to wrestle.”
TW Schalesky, who has been
pushing for Bison to join the co-op
that Hettinger already shares
with Hebron and Richardton/Tay-
lor, complimented Hettinger’s pro-
gram. Last weekend, twelve of 14
wrestlers qualified at regionals to
compete in the upcoming state
tournament. “It’s a pretty impres-
sive program,” he said.
According to the coaches, the ul-
timate goal of the cooperative is to
build programs in each of the
member schools so there could be
enough wrestlers in each to start
their own programs.
High schooler Drake Butsavage
brought a summary of a school
project that he’s been working on
to share with the board. He has
continued on page 2
School board members talk
seriously about a new school
End of Saturday delivery could cost you
The US Postal Service's cost-cutting measure will devalue some
Netflix subscriptions and give people less time to pay bills by mail.
If the post office doesn't deliver
letters on Saturdays, mailboxes
nationwide get a day off from
being stuffed with junk mail. No
big deal, right? But if you pay your
bills by mail or subscribe to a DVD
rental service, the change could hit
your wallet.
The U.S. Postal Service an-
nounced Wednesday it plans to
eliminate Saturday letter delivery,
effective Aug. 5. Packages would
continue to be delivered on Satur-
days, and post office locations cur-
rently open on Saturdays would
remain open that day under the
new schedule.
Consumers' outgoing mail
would not be retrieved from their
home mailboxes on Saturdays, nor
would letters placed in a blue
USPS box be picked up, says Dar-
leen Reid, a spokeswoman for the
USPS. Letters delivered to a post
office location will not be processed
that day, but will be processed
Sunday for Monday delivery.
Without Saturday delivery or
pickup, consumers will have to be
more careful about making sure
mailed bill payments arrive on
time, says Gail Cunningham, a
spokeswoman for the National
Foundation for Credit Counseling.
"Pay your bill the day it arrives if
you're paying by mail," she sug-
gests.
By law, credit card issuers have
to set a payment deadline at least
21 days out from when they mail
cardholders' statements, and the
post office shift means consumers
might get their statement two
days later and have to send pay-
ment two days earlier.
This will inconvenience fewer
people than it might have in the
past. Just 23% of all bill payments
are made with a check, according
to an August 2011 study from re-
search firm Fiserv, down from 61%
in 2002. Meanwhile, online pay-
ments rose from 13% to 50% of
payments during the same period.
But that still represents billions
of checks. Another Fiserv study
found that 59% of consumers still
write at least one payment check
each month. Consumers mailed
just under 5 billion payments in
2010, according to a report that
year from financial services re-
search firm Aite Group. It pro-
jected a 6% drop by 2013, to
roughly 4.7 billion mailed pay-
ments.
But even staunch e-payers may
find that they have some mailed
payments to worry about, says
Ruth Susswein, deputy director of
national priorities for advocacy
group Consumer Action. Banks
still send some payments
arranged online through the mail,
usually for smaller creditors that
aren't set up to receive electronic
payments, she says.
For consumers renting DVDs
through a mail-delivery service
like Netflix, no Saturday letter
pickup or delivery can devalue
subscriptions. Someone maximiz-
ing a monthly $7.99 one-disc Net-
flix subscription -- watching the
movie the day it arrives and mail-
ing it back the next day -- would
get one less disc in August, eight
instead of nine, if the customer
started the month with a disc in
hand. (A Netflix spokesman says
the company had no immediate
comment.)
It's too early to tell whether con-
sumers will add more discs to their
packages, switch to streaming
subscriptions or maintain the sta-
tus quo, says Dan Rayburn, an in-
dustry analyst with Frost & Sulli-
van. "It's unlikely to make a major
impact," he says.
Netflix's DVD business has been
declining. In the fourth quarter of
2012, the company reported 8.2
million domestic DVD subscribers,
down from 10 million in the first
quarter. Domestic streaming sub-
scriptions, meanwhile, grew from
23.4 million to 27.1 million during
that same period. "With Redbox
still around, people who want
them can still get DVDs easily,"
Rayburn says.
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The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has re-
leased the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. A total of 737 stu-
dents maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above while taking at
least 12 credit hours to be named to the list this semester. Amanda
Johnson, Bison, Jessica Johnson, Bison, Ann Wilken, Meadow
and Katie Doll, Prairie City. Congratulations Girls!
Black Hills State University
announces Dean’s list
Nutrition Site
Menu
Thursday, February 14
VALENTINES DAY
Roast turkey
mashed potatoes w/gravy
broccoli, tropical fruit
cranberry sauce
Friday, February 15
Baked fish
parsley potatoes
glazed carrots
pudding w/fruit
Monday, February 18
NO MEALS
PRESIDENTS DAY
Tuesday, February 19
Sweet & sour pork
steamed rice
oriental vegetables
grape juice, apricots
Wednesday, February 20
Beef stew
crunchy cranberry salad
whole wheat biscuit
The Legislature is in session!
Do you know what they are up to?
They are taking actions that will
ultimately have some effect on
you. This year they are not only
adding bills but they are removing
some laws under the Governor’s
“Red Tape Reduction”, some
things good, others maybe not so
much. A Cracker Barrel is your
opportunity to become informed as
well as let your legislators know
your opinions on the issues being
debated in Pierre. Come join the
conversation!
On Sunday, February 17, the
Western Plains Action Group, a
chapter of Dakota Rural Action, is
sponsoring a cracker barrel for
District 28 and 28B. Representa-
tive Betty Olson, R-Prairie City,
and Senator Ryan Maher, R-Is-
abel, will be there to talk about
how South Dakota’s 2013 Legisla-
tive Session is progressing and to
answer constituent’s questions.
So far this year, the South
Dakota Legislature has considered
bills relating to oil and gas devel-
opment, school funding, gun laws,
hunting, the criminal justice sys-
tem, and many bills related to
agriculture and economic develop-
ment. The session began January
8th, and will continue until March
8th.
Please join Western Plains Ac-
tion Group as we discuss these im-
portant issues. There will be re-
freshments and ample time for
questions. For more information,
contact Karen Englehart at 605-
244-5402 or Sabrina King at 605-
716-2200, or email sabrina@dako-
tarural.org.
Dakota Rural Action is a grass-
roots family agriculture and con-
servation group that organizes
South Dakotans to protect our
family farmers and ranchers, nat-
ural resources, and unique way of
life.
Sunday February 17, 2013 at
2:00p.m. at the Indian Creek
Lutheran Church in Meadow, SD
District 28/28B Cracker Barrel
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Thursday, Feb. 14
Bourbon Tips or Steak and Shrimp
788-2976
Meadow
Take charge of your financial future
Are you ready to take charge of
your financial future? South
Dakota Saves is here to help. Feb.
25 to March 2, 2013 is SDSaves
week.
During this week, sponsors aim
to promote good savings behavior,
help consumers learn more about
personal finance issues and sug-
gest ways to save. SDSU Exten-
sion is part of a national coalition
spearheading the promotion of
savings across our nation. Amer-
ica Saves is a nationwide cam-
paign run by the Consumer Feder-
ation of America that encourages
savings among low to moderate in-
come households. Each year they
motivate youth and adults to join
as a Young America Saver on-line
and to take action during this
week by opening or adding to an
account at a local financial institu-
tion. This opportunity allows peo-
ple to commit to a savings goal and
identify specific plans to achieve.
You can enroll as a South
Dakota Saver at www.southdako-
tasaves.orgEnrolled savers receive
a newsletter with a variety of sav-
ings topics. The website has many
online resources where you can
learn to save such as building an
emergency fund, saving for a
home, education or retirement.
The campaign encourages peo-
ple to set a savings goal; make a
plan on how you will save money;
and learn to save monthly through
direct deposit or automatic trans-
fer from your checking to savings
for every time you get paid. Main-
taining an emergency savings ac-
count should be a top priority for
every individual and family. It is
possible to have an emergency
fund for all Americans, no matter
what your income is. With an
emergency savings account you
will not deplete your savings that
is set aside for your personal goals.
There are many places to find
money to save. Start with loose
change that you accumulate.
Americans typically save more
than $100 in loose change each
year. Cut back on small, unneces-
sary expenditures. The America
Saves website lists more than
twenty ideas for reducing spend-
ing. These ideas range from pack-
ing a lunch, to switching from
daily lattes to daily coffee, to not
bouncing checks.
Saving for an emergency fund
may be easier if you involve your
whole family in meeting this chal-
lenge. By explaining the impor-
tance to your spouse and children,
they may even help build the ac-
count.
For more information on this
campaign contact Karen Slunecka,
SDSU Extension Family Resource
Management Field Specialist, at
605-626-2870 or email at
karen.slunecka@sdstate.edu.
School Board
members
continued from page 1
designed a new lighting system for
the school play that will cost just
$293. The drama department will
pay for it. Board member Angie
Thompson said, “Let’s move ahead
with it!” Another student, who was
not identified, has written the play
which will be presented by the
drama department this spring.
The school board had a favor-
able reaction towards working
with the Town of Bison to bus kids
to free- time swimming in Het-
tinger this summer. The Town
Board asked that a conversation
begin between the two entities for
busing kids to Hettinger’s pool
after lessons end in July. Kvale
suggested that a contract be
drafted for the use of a school bus
and driver. “I think it’s a great
idea,” he said.
In other business, Corbin Alley
was hired to be an assistant ath-
letic director and Brad Burkhalter
to be the head track coach. Busi-
ness managers Crow and Johnson
were offered contracts after a
short 25 minute executive session.
They’ll each receive a 50 cent per
hour raise. Arneson and Beckman
were named to the board’s negoti-
ating team for next year’s teacher
contracts.
A second executive session
began at 9:40 p.m. and ended at
11:00. No action was taken. Supt.
Kraemer had a short report after
that. He announced that there are
six new students and a new speech
paraprofessional at school. Bison
will be a pilot school for evaluating
the transition of on-line Dakota
Step testing and a teacher inser-
vice on March 8 will be about
using NASA materials with class-
room curriculum.
HELP WANTED:
Permanent Full-time.
Must have good grammar and
proofreading skills.
Computer experience a plus.
For information call the
Bison Courier at 244-7199
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Valentine Special
Mom’ s Place
Prime Rib $19.95
Butterfly Shrimp $15.95
with potato, veg, roll, salad,
beverage and desert
Serving starts at 5 p.m.
on February 14
Main Street • Bison
244-7777
The Prairie Doc Perspective
Humbling blisters
By Richard P. Holm MD
This job can make a guy humble.
My 99 year old patient was suffer-
ing having developed blisters, also
called vesicles, all over her lower
legs, along with intense itching, red-
ness, swelling, and drainage. After
discontinuing every unnecessary
medication, I treated the possible al-
lergic reaction with a non-sedating
antihistamine and steroids. When
she didn't get better, I reviewed blis-
ters and once again realized how
many causes there are for a blister
on the skin.
Let's start with the viral infection
Herpes simplex type I, also called
fever blisters or cold sores.*** These
large blisters cluster around the face
and lips and commonly pop up when
the immune system is weakened by
a cold.
A very similar viral blister or
vesicular condition is called Herpes
simplex type II, but this one is sexu-
ally transmitted. These blisters hap-
pen in the genitalia of men and
women and recur in a similar mys-
terious way as the sister condition of
"cold sore." Anti-herpes medicines do
help with both conditions.
Another blister condition Herpes
Zoster, or "chicken pox," also a viral
infection and a cousin to Herpes
Simplex, presents like a teardrop on
a rose petal,*** or a small vesicle on
a red base. Once established zoster
can set up shop in a nerve and raise
it's ugly head many years later along
the distribution of that nerve with a
condition called shingles.*** It is for-
tunate that vaccination, for the
young or those over 60, prevents or
reduces the severity in this often
miserable condition.
Blisters happen also from contact
dermatitis when, for example, an al-
lergy to nickel, poison ivy,*** antibi-
otic ointment develops, and that
trigger comes in contact to skin. We
also see blisters pop-up when unpro-
tected hands are traumatized by
raking the yard, burned by grabbing
a hot pot handle, or frost-bitten***
on an ice-fishing expedition.
A life-threatening blister condi-
tion may also occur when a person
has an allergic reaction to some
medicine, or even an infection, and
blisters start spreading over exten-
sive amounts of skin and into mu-
cous membranes.*** Stopping the
culprit medicine and providing ur-
gent medical measures can save a
life.
My patient didn't fit any of these
scenarios, however. I realized two
other mysterious blistering condi-
tions, called pemphigoid and pem-
phigus, might explain this, and so I
made the brilliant diagnostic move
to consult an expert. He biopsied the
rash, nailed the diagnosis of pem-
phigoid,*** treated and cleared the
blisters with just the right medicine,
and my patient had relief.
The more I learn, the more I am
humbled.
Country-of Origin Labeling
(COOL) provides valuable infor-
mation about the origin of the food
we purchase for our families. I am
glad that Senator Johnson and
Senator Thune, along with 29
United States Senators, signed
onto a bipartisan letter to USDA
and the US Trade Representative
to keep COOL requirements in
place. Because Congress passed
COOL, we now have a legal right
to know the origin of our food. This
makes good, common sense. Un-
fortunately, the World Trade Or-
ganization (WTO) is trying to force
the United States to weaken our
COOL law. Thanks to Senator
Johnson and Senator Thune for
reaching across the aisle to defend
COOL against the WTO's attack.
/s/ Kenny Fox
PO Box 37
Belvidere, SD 57521
605-344-2516
Letter to the editor
Rosebud News ............. Tiss Treib
Jodi, John and Shirley Johnson
traveled to Bismarck Monday.
Max Smebakken, Duane and Sue
Meink were Saturday morning cof-
fee guests of John and Shirley
Johnson.
Wednesday, Tabbi Mauri and
Sharon Longwood were afternoon
visitors of Bridget Keller and boys,
to see Korbin.
Willie Harris was a Friday after-
noon visitor of Bridget Keller and
boys.
Keith and Bev Hoffman traveled
to Glenden, MN Wednesday to
spend time with Paul, Harmonie
and Amya Hoffman. They returned
home Saturday.
Jasmine Seim was a Sunday
lunch guest and spent the after-
noon with Ella and Greta Ander-
son.
Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip
to Bowman Monday and on the way
home, stopped and visited with Vi-
olet Miller at the Nursing Home.
Jim and Patsy Miller played
cards in Hettinger at the Senior
Center Friday.
Patsy Miller and J.W. Seim at-
tended a Parish Council meeting in
Bison Sunday evening.
Steve Sandgren was a Monday
breakfast guest of his mother,
Thelma.
Jim and Patsy Miller were
Wednesday lunch guests of Thelma
Sandgren.
Thelma Sandgren went to Het-
tinger Friday, had lunch at the
Senior center and played cards, she
visited at the Nursing home and on
her way home, she visited with
Shirley Johnson.
Saturday, James, Marci and
Kylee Sandgren and CJ Ellison
were lunch guests of Thelma Sand-
gren.
Al and Tiss Treib traveled to Bis-
marck Monday. They had dinner
near Mandan with Loren Kilen and
Amy Traxel. On their way home,
they stopped in Lemmon briefly
and visited with Dan and Jan Lin-
deman.
Tuesday evening, Al and Tiss
Treib met Dorena Wiechmann and
Esther Johnson at the ER in Het-
tinger. Esther was admitted to the
hospital and Dorena stayed
overnight with her during her stay.
Those who visited with Esther
Johnson Wednesday at the West
River Regional Hospital included
her grandson, Nick Treib, who
spent his lunch break with her. Her
daughter, Tiss Treib spent the en-
tire day. Other guests included
Marla Archibald, Carol Mattis,
Edna Klein, Veronica Klein who
spent the afternoon, Jim Gilland
and Al Treib.
Thursday visitors of Esther
Johnson while she was in the hospi-
tal were Kari Hoff, Pastor Margie
Hershey, Edna Klein, Sharon Long-
wood, Erin Stadheim, Al Treib, Jim
Gilland and Veronica Klein came
and spent the afternoon and
evening with Esther and Tiss. Tiss
spent the entire day and into the
evening until Dorena Wiechmann
came to spent overnight.
Tiss Treib spent Friday with her
mother, Esther Johnson at the Hos-
pital in Hettinger.
Saturday visitors of Esther John-
son were Corrine Briscoe and Edna
Klein. Tiss came and spent the af-
ternoon and evening.
Al and Tiss Treib spent Sunday af-
ternoon and evening with Esther
Johnson at the Hettinger hospital.
Monday, Anthony Schaff was a
visitor of Vern and Roni Klein and
family. He returned to Dickinson
that evening.
The Vern Klein family went into
Lemmon for Sandwiches in the
evening.
Roni Klein drove to Hettinger
Wednesday and spent the after-
noon visiting with Tiss Treib and
Esther Johnson at the Hospital.
Roni Klein drove to Hettinger
Thursday and spent the afternoon
and evening with Esther Johnson
and Tiss Treib at the hospital.
Hope Klein played in Pep Band
Thursday evening.
Mathew Mollman spent Thurs-
day evening with Jim Klein.
Friday morning Leif Bakken
picked Hope Klein up to attend a Jr
Prom meeting. After the meeting,
Hope was a guest of Kourtney Pe-
terson. Kourtney brought Hope
home in the afternoon.
Saturday morning, Vern and
Jim Klein drove into Lemmon and
picked up Kole Reede. Jim and Kole
were morning visitors of Grandma
Violet Klein. In the evening, Vern
gave Kole a ride home.
Hope, James and Jade were Sun-
day evening visitors of Grandma
Violet Klein. Vern and Roni Klein
attended the Sweetheart supper at
Spencer Memorial.
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Fresh cut flowers
Valentine balloons
Large selection of Valentine cards
Bagged candy!
Check our meat department for SPECIAL
dinner entrees like Prime Rib,
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Bill Poseley, 84, of Bison, South
Dakota, passed from this life on
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the
Hospice Center of Ft. Meade Vet-
eran’s Medical Center. Graveside
services were held at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 29th at the
Black Hills National Cemetery
near Sturgis, SD, with Chaplain
Bill Zandri officiating. Military
honors were provided by the Stur-
gis Veterans Honor Guards.
William Henry Poseley was
born in Perkins County, South
Dakota on August 30, 1928 to
Frank and Helen (Hanson) Pose-
ley. He attended school at Bison
Public where he particularly en-
joyed playing basketball. He en-
listed in the U.S. Army in 1947
and spent much of his service ca-
reer in Japan and Korea. He was
honorably discharged in 1953 with
an Occupational Medal for Japan,
Korean Service Medal, and the
United Nations Service Medal.
Bill spent his long work life as
an over-the-road truck driver and
laborer. He worked for Emmett
Palmer Trucking, a transport com-
pany out of Rapid City, a ranch-
hand for Dale Haines, and in later
years as a gravel hauler in Perkins
County. He was known for his
solid work ethic and appreciated
by his employers.
Bill was a great pinochle and
pool player and spent much of his
time in his later years at Home-
stead Heights, feeding birds, help-
ing with the yard-work, flowers,
and anything he was called upon
to do.
He is survived by his siblings
Frankie Almen of Sturgis, SD,
Jessie (Herb) Kolb of Lemmon,
SD, Pat Hamilton of Whitewood,
SD, Jerry(Pat) Poseley of Bison,
SD, many special nieces and
nephews, cousins, and a host of
friends. He was lovingly attended
during his short illness and death
by his niece, Salli Kolb Blazey.
Bill was preceded in death by
his parents, grandparents,
brother, Ronnie Poseley, nephew,
Chip Almen, and niece, Vicki Kolb
Young.
William “Bill”
Henry Poseley
Local club reveals secret friends
It was an encore performance
when Town and Country CFEL
club hosted its annual Valentine
Tea on Saturday afternoon.
For the past few years, individ-
ual club members have been
choosing members of the commu-
nity to shower with gifts and cards
for one entire year.They've found
sneaky ways to deliver gifts - and
sometimes told little white lies! -
in an attempt to keep their identi-
ties secret from the recipients.
On Saturday morning, a com-
mittee consisting of Beth Hulm,
Joyce Waddell, Mary Ellen Fried
and Aletha Adcock met at Mom's
Cafe to decorate a room with
hearts and flowers, red and white.
At 2:00 p.m., they were joined by
other club members, as well as the
women who had received invita-
tions to come and find out who
their secret friend had been.
Suspense built while everyone
was seated with a cup of Valentine
punch to play several games of
Bingo (with prizes) before the re-
vealing ceremony began!
Next, each guest was asked to
guess who had been showering her
with gifts. Club members must
have done a good job of keeping
their secrets because the guests
had to try several times each be-
fore they named the right secret
friend and received a nice reveal-
ing gift.
A time of fellowship and a lunch
of petite sandwiches and cheese-
cakes, strawberry shortcake, nuts
and mints followed.
The following is a list of the
women who attended as guests
and the club member (in parenthe-
sis) who chose to be their secret
friends during the past year: Irene
Strampher (Aletha Adcock); Alice
Vetter (Mary Ellen Fried); Mona
Brockel and Bernice Kari (Beth
Hulm); Violet Chapman (Bernice
Kari); Dolores Chapman (Diana
Landis); Della Hatle (Joyce Wad-
dell); Unable to attend were:
Dorothy Haugen (Margie Her-
shey); Kari Hoff (Linda Howey)
and Vera Wilson (Teddi Carlson).
Guests (left to right) Alice Vetter, Della Hatle, Violet Chapman, and Dolores Chapman were among
those who enjoyed an afternoon of Bingo, fellowship and a Valentine tea party.
Club member Mary Ellen Fried revealed herself as Alice Vet-
ter's "Secret Friend" at a Valentine Tea on Saturday.
Obituary
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Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m.
Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Church of Christ
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 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.
Coal Springs Community Church
Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Morristown - 4:45 p.m. Lemmon - 7:15 p.m.,
Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Bison - 11:00 a.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church
Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service -10:30 a.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Reva • Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd
Wednesday at 1:00 p.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.
First Presbyterian Church
Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
And the Spirit immediately drove him out... He was in the
wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan. MK1: 12-15
Not even Jesus volunteered to battle Satan, It is no wonder
then that we seek to avoid similar confrontations. Indeed,
having our character out to the test can be nothing short of
frightening. It is not surprising then that we ask, “And do
not bring us to the time trial, but rescue us from the evil
one” (Matt. 6:13).
Yet Jesus himself was driven into the wilderness for such a
trial. Coming between his baptism and the start of his public
ministry, this test by temptation administered by Satan was
designed to ding out whether or not Jesus would remain
true to God and his own recently declared identity as God’s
beloved Son.
It is no coincidence that Lent lasts as long as Jesus’ ordeal
in the desert. The forty days we have just entered also are
meant as a test. The season is designed to help us examine
the place of God in our lives and to aid us in understanding
our place in God’s life.
All of us battle with our own demons. The tests do come. In
the fight, may we always turn to the good news of Jesus who
himself was tempted yet persevered bringing with him the
word of God’s love for all.
O God, guide us all our days that we may be rescued from all
that would lead us away from you. Amen
Pastors Perspective
The Funeral Service for Gordon
J. Dix, age 85 of Lemmon, was
held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Febru-
ary 8, 2013 at Christ Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Morristown.
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens offici-
ated with burial in Greenhill
Cemetery in Lemmon.
Special music was provided by
Sarah Juergens and Donell Peder-
son.
Serving as casketbearers were
Jeff and Rich Maier, John Bub-
bers, Randy and Kevin Benson,
and Allen Howey. Gordon's two
granddaughters, Kaitlyn and
Alyssa, Sid and Mert Colville, and
Don and Helen Benson, and all of
Gordon's friends and neighbors
are considered Honorary Bearers.
A memorial has been estab-
lished to Christ Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Morristown.
Gordon J. Dix was born Febru-
ary 25, 1927 at McIntosh, South
Dakota to Jacob and Emma
(Hintz) Dix. He was baptized on
August 13, 1927 and confirmed
August 4, 1940 at Christ Lutheran
Church in Morristown. He at-
tended the Jakes School near the
Dix farm and high school in Mor-
ristown.
Gordon was united in marriage
to Lena Krischenowski on October
28, 1950 at Lemmon. They began
their life together on the Dix ranch
north of Morristown where
Gordon was a lifelong Sioux
County resident. A son, Mitchell
was born in 1964. They farmed
and ranched together along with
their son, Mitchell. In 2010, due to
health reasons, they moved into
an apartment in Lemmon. Gordon
continued going to the ranch daily
to help with the chores and check
on the livestock with his 4-
wheeler.
In the 1960 and 1970's, Gordon
and Lena did custom square bal-
ing for area farmers and ranchers
and he sold Behlen grain bins and
steel buildings. Gordon loved at-
tending livestock and auction
sales. He enjoyed spending time
with his granddaughters, Kaitlyn
and Alyssa and attending county
fairs. He was Cedar Soil District
Supervisor for many years and
lifelong member of Christ Evan-
gelical Lutheran Church.
Gordon passed away on Satur-
day, February 2, 2013 at his home
in Lemmon.
Grateful for having shared his
life are his wife, Lena, Lemmon,
son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell
and Pam Dix, Morristown, South
Dakota; 2 grandchildren, Kaitlyn
and Alyssa; 1 niece, Barbara
Shane, 1 nephew, Leroy Walters,
and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, and his sister, Dorothy
Walters.
Visitation will be on Thursday
from 1:00 to 7:00pm at the Evan-
son-Jensen Funeral Home in Lem-
mon and on Friday one hour prior
to services at Christ Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Morristown.
Obituaries
Gordon J. Dix
Elizabeth Martha Yerdon, 31
went to be home with her Lord
and Savior peacefully on Sunday
February 3, 2013 at St. Mary’s
Hospital in Rochester, MN after a
long and courageous battle with
surgery complications.
Elizabeth was born to Joel and
Vickie Westra in Yankton, SD on
May 6, 1981 and grew up on a
farm north of Beresford, SD. She
graduated from Beresford High
School and attended SDSU where
she met her husband, TJ. Liz
graduated from SDSU with a
nursing degree and was employed
by Avera McKennan Hospital as a
transplant coordinator for the
Transplant Institute.
On June 21, 2003 she was
united in marriage to TJ Yerdon of
Milbank, SD. They were blessed
with 9 1/2 years of marriage and
two beautiful children, Lily (5) and
Leah (2).
She was an active member of
The Crossing where she was in-
volved with a weekly Life Group
and event coordinating for the
church. Liz also enjoyed spending
as much time as she could with
her family and friends. She loved
boating, camping, dancing, music,
and being with her dog Scout.
Grateful for having shared her
life are her husband, TJ, her
daughters Lily and Leah, parents
Joel and Vickie Westra of Beres-
ford, SD, brothers Joel Andrew
(Lisa) of Chancellor, SD, Ben
(Nicole) of Canton, SD, father and
mother –in- law, Tim and Diane
Yerdon of Sioux Falls, SD,
brother- in- law Brad (Faythe)
Yerdon of Harrisburg, SD. Grand-
father John Westra of Centerville,
SD. Nieces and Nephews, Jake
Westra, Rylin, Stella and Gannon
Yerdon.
Proceeded in death by Grand-
parents and an Uncle.
Funeral services were held at
1:00 p.m. Thursday February 7,
2013 at Good New Reformed
Church, 1800 South Valley View
Road in Sioux Falls, SD. Intern-
ment to follow at Delaware Re-
formed Church, Lennox, SD.
Visitation was held on Wednes-
day February 6, 2013 in Harris-
burg, SD at Anderson-Jones-Cor-
coran Harrisburg Chapel from
2:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with family
present from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
and prayer service beginning at
7:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Yerdon
When words are needed most they can be most difficult to say...
but hope you’ll remember that many people are
thinking of you now with the very deepest sympathy.
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In the week before Valentine’s
Day, Marvin Pincus had two new
customers for his (free of charge,
of course) love advice and fly-tying
consultation services. He tied up a
midge for one client, a salmon
streamer wrapped in lead for an-
other, and wished them well. This
was his busy time, of course. He
knew another would come in mid-
May, in desperate anticipation of
June weddings.
“Marge,” he said, sipping coffee
and looking out at the snow, “I
think we need a vacation.”
Marjorie Pincus smiled. They’d
both been retired and on perma-
nent “vacation” for years now.
“I’ll go if it means I don’t have to
make the beds or do the dishes,”
she said.
“The only thing is, what if some-
one needs the fly tying love advice
service while we’re gone?”
This bothered Marvin. A man
who spent more than 40 years
being dependable every day can’t
be expected to just turn it off like a
faucet.
“Honey,” Marge said, “maybe you
could designate someone to be on
call? Like a doctor does? You
know?”
Marvin thought about that and
buttered some toast. “Only one I
can think of who could tie flies well
enough would be Delbert McLean,
our chamber of commerce. Know-
ing him, instead of giving love ad-
vice, he’d talk them into starting a
business here.”
“You have a point,” Marjorie said,
laughing. “But what would be
wrong with just going away for a
week and letting people figure out
their own love lives for a while?”
Marvin sat quietly and Marjorie
looked at him and thought how
maybe she should be his customer.
She was under no illusion about
her looks. She was old. Old and
wrinkled. She was hoping Marvin
wasn’t just married to her because
he was used to it. She studied his
face, and strangely, didn’t really
notice his wrinkles.
Marvin smiled at Marjorie then.
“Any vacation ideas?”
She shook her head. He saw in
her the years of love and friend-
ship, and he saw, right in front of
him, the same gorgeous, sexy
young woman he was once ready
to kill for. She hadn’t changed a
bit.
He took her hand. “How about we
drive for a hundred miles, get a
motel room, watch old movies and
eat take-out pizza?”
“You’re on!”
Baby Calves Are My
Heroes
I can’t imagine a tougher way to
begin life than to be a calf. It takes
so much effort for newborn calves
to get across that rickety, iffy
bridge of life and make it alive.
First they have to be in the right
position before they can even
begin their journey to live. Once
they’re pointed in the right direc-
tion, hooves and head first, they
have to make it through the
squeeze chute of life: the birth
canal. Next they’re greeted by the
outside world where there’s no
more cozy warm amniotic fluid.
Life can start out a real shocker if
their mother decides to calve when
it’s cold.
Once a calf has landed on the
ground and before it gets a chance
to lift its head up off the ground,
its mother starts licking the goo
off. Calves instinctively know
there’s food nearby but they have
to figure it out on their own be-
cause their mother is too busy
with cleaning to show them. After
a cow’s delivered her birth sac of
joy she’s got a messy baby calf to
lick dry and cleaning to eat. The
little snipes have to literally stand
up for themselves which can be a
challenge when their mother
keeps licking and knocking them
down.
It is exhausting enough to get
squeezed through the birth canal
but then a calf gets pushed around
by its mother’s big tongue. When
born, a calf can barely shake its
weak little head to fling off the
heavy, wet amniotic jelly and birth
sac, and the weight of its former
home clinging to him or her makes
the calf’s ears droop, so mom
cleans them up. Calves will just
lay there limp catching their
breath, looking around trying to
figure out what the heck just hap-
pened while getting used to new
sensations: cold air and being
licked alive by a big tongue. Then
they have to muster up enough
baby calf try to stand up in order
to find their mother’s milk.
For the first hour, a calf’s life
mission is to get milk in its belly
from the udder of life. The
mother’s strong, rough tongue
licking her baby dry stimulates
and motivates him or her to get up
and snoop around for their travel-
ing lunch counter. Calves will
start to untangle their legs in an
effort to get up while being licked
on constantly. When they figure
out that the limbs attached to
their body come in handy for get-
ting around, they use them to find
their first meal. It takes a built-up
reserve of energy before they can
withstand getting licked
brusquely and not get knocked
down while standing on their stilt
legs. Mother cows will not give the
licking thing a rest until her calf is
all clean and dry. Before long the
calf is exploring its surroundings,
sniffing at barn walls, the spot
they plopped into the world, the
barn cats perched nearby and
staring at them, and the cows
across the stall.
Newborn calves may arrive
small and weak but are equipped
with determination and grit to get
on their feet shortly after being
born. If calves could talk I’m sure
their advice on survival would be,
“If you can take a good lickin’ from
your mother then you can stand
up to anything.”
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Applications for Owner-Occupied
Home status due
Taxpayers can apply for owner-occupied
status on their homes starting Nov. 1. This classification allows
for a lower tax rate and a lower tax bill for a home, apartment
or other building that is the primary residence of the owner.
To qualify, the property owner must submit an application to
the county equalization office after Nov. 1 but before March 15.
Generally, home buyers sign a certificate of real-estate value
that identifies the property as their primary residence. If you’re
unsure whether proper paperwork is on file, check with the
county equalization office. Property owners must reapply if the
name of the owners changes or if the previous owner of the
home did not apply for owner occupied status.
Since the value of a home is based on the status as of Nov.
1 of each year, the owner-occupied status would not be
reflected in tax bills until the following year.
For example, if you filed between Nov. 1, 2011 and March
15, 2012, the owner-occupied status would be reflected in the
taxes paid in 2013.
We would be more than happy to answer any questions you
may have. Just contact Rownea Gerbracht, Perkins County
Director of Equalization. The telephone number is
605-244-5623 or (cell) 605-490-1594 or
e-mail address is rownea@perkinscounty.org.
Published February 14, 2013, for an approximate cost of $42.30
Dr Bleaux Johnson with Lane Kopren (President) and Logan Hendrickson (Student Advisor). This year West River Veterinary Clinic
and Pfizer Animal Health have joined together to help local FFA Chapters. Pfizer Animal Health has graciously donated back 1%
of all eligible vaccines purchased by West River Veterinary Clinic from Feb 1st through April 30th in 2012 to the local FFA
chapters. This year over $2300 was given out in total to 5 local FFA Chapters. Recipient schools consisted of Hettinger, Scran-
ton, Mott/Regent, Lemmon, and Bison. On behalf of West River Veterinary Clinic and Pfizer Animal Health we would like to thank
our loyal customers for their continued support and in doing so, helping to support our local FFA Chapters. We look forward to
being able to continue in this program through your continued support.
Sincerely, Don Safratowich DVM, Ethan Andress DVM, Lisa Henderson DVM, and Bleaux Johnson DVM
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Good Luck Lady Cards at Districts
February 18 & 19 at Faith
Ross, Bev & Tessa Kopren
Don, Dawn & Josh McKinstry
Alan, Karen, Gerg & Roni Voller
Brent & Carrie Roth, Marleigh & Ava
Keith Hulm
Roy & Beth Hulm
Jess & Susan Carmichael
Nathan & Colette Johnson & boys
Eric & Mindy Arneson & boys
Rich & Trish Peck & family
Duane, Daphne & Jacob kolb
Dennis & Susan Hulm
Back row: Coach Sarah Holzer, Stephanie Kolb, Tessa Kopren, Shelly Peck, Sydney Arneson, Brianna
Sexton, Dodge Weishaar. Middle row: Elyssa Veal, Madison Hulm, Kiana Brockel, Lenae McKinstry,
Kassidy Sarsland. Front row: Tori Voller, Kimberly Peck, Marranda Hulm, Kayley Johnson.
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Lemmon • 374-3862
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Main St • Bison
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Cindy’s Crop Insurance
Cindy Kopren, agent
244-7212
Scot Sexton & family
Nolan & Delores Sexton
John & Veronica Kari
Dan, Marcie & Tyler Kari
Bernice Kari
Steve & Kaye Senn
Kel, Jean & Jim Brockel
Paul & Aletha Adcock
Jim & Alice Wishard
Penny Nelson & Trevor Fisher & kids
Kevin, Sara & Wrangler Weishaar
Supt. Don & Vera Kraemer

February 1st, Greg and Mary
Ellen Fried took a flight to Or-
lando, Florida. They were
guests at the home of Delbert
and Pam Fried in Clermont,
Florida. While there, Greg at-
tended the WRCTC National
convention in Orlando and Mary
Ellen spent her time with Del-
bert and Pam. They returned
Meadow News ................................................................By Tiss Treib
home on Wednesday.
Fred and Bev Schopp attended
the Lemmon/Bison Girls basket-
ball game in Lemmon Tuesday
evening. It was Parents night.
Fred and Bev Schopp traveled
to Elgin Thursday and Friday
evenings for the Jr Varsity Girls
basketball tournament.
Fred and Bev Schopp took in
the boys basketball game Friday
evening in Lemmon, on their
way home from Elgin.
Jerry Petik attended a Grand
River Fire Department meeting
on Tuesday evening.
Carolyn Petik attended the
District Music contest in Mo-
bridge on Wednesday. Mirandi
Bakken was a participant.
Carolyn Petik attended Hope
Presbyterian Women's Bible
study at Sylvia Johnson's on
Thursday afternoon. She was a
Thursday evening visitor of
Irene Young in Lemmon.
Jerry Petik attended a meet-
ing in Lemmon on Thursday
evening.
Jerry and Carolyn Petik were
Sunday morning visitors of
Ernestine Miller.
Jerry and Carolyn visited with
several people at the nursing
home in Lemmon on Sunday af-
ternoon. In the evening they at-
tended the Valentine supper
held at Spencer Memorial
Church.
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Ravellette Publications apoligizes for the error in the Senior Profile last week.
Good news for Bison area shop-
pers!! The Jolly Ranchers 4H Club
is proud to announce that they
have again partnered with the
Bison Food Store this year for your
Memorial Day Flowers.
Beautiful arrangements of
Jolly Ranchers 4-H club, ready to begin work on Memorial Day Wreaths
Back Row: Julianna Kari, Josh McKinstry, Lenae McKinstry, Jacob Kolb. Front Row: Everett
Paul and Iver Paul.
The Bison Cardinals hosted the
Rapid City Christian Comets on
Thursday for three games of Boys
Basketball. The games were previ-
ously scheduled in January but had
been postponed due to weather at
that time. At the end of the C, B
and A games, the Cardinals had
three victories to add to their sea-
son record.
C Boys: Bison 22, RCC 16
The opening game of the after-
noon was played at 4:30 p.m. by the
C team. The youngest Cards played
two quarters and kept the lead
throughout most of the game. At
the final buzzer they were up by
seven points for the win.
B Boys: Bison 24, RCC 22
The B team’s game was a close
one right through to the final
buzzer. The Cards were able to
hang on to their slim lead and
ended the game with a W.
A Boys: Bison 67, RCC 56
Leading at all quarter breaks,
the Cardinal varsity boys played a
fast-paced and exciting game
against the Comets. The seniors
stepped up led scoring with Wil
Kolb putting in a game-high 28 and
Daniel Chapman adding 22. Yancy
Buer almost made it into double fig-
ures with eight points in the book.
The Comets scored first with a
three-pointer but were immediately
answered by Kolb as he scored his
first two points of the game. RCC
answered with a two-pointer and
Michael Kopren tied it up with a
three of his own. That five-all score
disappeared quickly as the Comets’
Eli Houchens dropped in a three
and Jadd Evans had a good two-
pointer. Chapman and Kolb erased
four deficit points with a basket
each before Curtis Stahlecker
scored again for RCC. Following a
time out by Bison’s head coach Cor-
ben Alley, Chapman tied the score
with a basket from beyond the arc.
The teams took turns scoring the
last three and a half minutes with
Bison’s Kolb getting the last score
putting the Cards up 18-16 at the
buzzer.
Kolb was first to score in the sec-
ond quarter with a two-pointer ten
seconds into the period. The
Comets then went on a small run
and posted the next nine points
which gave them a five-point lead.
It could have been a larger lead but
Stahlecker and Charlie Wilhelm
went 0/3 from the free throw line
after being fouled by Logan Hen-
drickson and John Hatle. With four
minutes left until the half, Chap-
man drained another long shot and
Kolb was good on two two-pointers
and was one of two from the line.
Houchens and Joel Wagner each
scored for the Comets before Chap-
man finished out the quarter going
2/2 on free throws and nailing a
three-pointer with three seconds
left in the half. The teams headed
to the locker room with Bison up
33-29.
The Cardinals came out of the
break and dominated the third
quarter, scoring 21 to the Comets’
11. The Comets scored first with a
trey bringing them within one point
of the Cards. Kolb answered with a
two-pointer which was matched by
RCC’s Paul McLaughlin. Senior
Lane Kopren posted the next two
and Buer got a three to fall extend-
ing the Cards’ lead to six. Kolb sank
two free shots after being fouled by
Evans but Evans erased that ad-
vantage with his next basket. Two-
pointers by Kolb and Hatle and
three-pointers from Ty Plagge-
meyer and Buer finished up the
Cards’ scoring in the third. The
Comets made two more on free
shots resulting from a technical
foul on Kolb. At the quarter break,
the Cards were up 54-40.
RCC scored the first eight points
of the final quarter reducing the
Cards’ lead from 14 to six. Kolb and
Buer each scored once to keep a lit-
tle cushion going for the Cardinals.
With around 3:35 remaining in the
game and with a nine-point lead,
the Cards began to stall and force
the Comets to foul in hopes of get-
ting the ball back. Chapman and
Kolb began to make several trips to
the line to shoot free throws. An in-
tentional foul by Stahlecker on
Kolb gave the Cards two technical
shots from the line, which Kolb
made, and they got the ball back.
From then until the final buzzer,
Kolb and Chapman hit 6/6 on free
throws. Brennen Udager scored
two at the buzzer for RCC but it
was too little, too late. The Cards
earned the victory, 67-56.
Cards win three at home
wreaths and vases to place on your
loved ones graves will be available
to purchase beginning April 1,
2013 at the Bison Food Store.
These arrangements are made of
recycled products, hand-crafted by
the Jolly Ranchers 4H Club mem-
bers.
Buy local, support 4H and busi-
ness and get a beautiful memorial
for a great price. Thank you very
much for your support.
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Landscaping Rock available!
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Cardinals compete in Little Moreau Conference Tourney
Logan Hendrickson goes over the heads of his defenders for
two points.
Above: Wil Kolb comes down with a rebound as Lane Kopren boxes out an opponent. The boys
ended up in 7th place, Thursday lost to Harding County 61-68, Friday lost to Lemmon 38-43, Sat-
urday best Tiospaye Topa 59-25.
Lucky Piggy
winners
2 - 8 - 13
$25.00 Georgia
Sandgren, Sturgis
$25.00
Theadora Larson
Bison, SD
The Bison Courier • Thursday, February 14, 2013 • Page 11
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- Saturday-
February 16, 2013
1:00 pm (MT)
at the Ranch
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Auctioneer: Doug DietterIe
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16 Bull Calves
2 Saddle Horses
1 Proven
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Forums on next generation of livestock
production to continue in February and March
A series of forums which began
in mid-January across the state
hosted by the South Dakota De-
partment of Agriculture (SDDA)
and SDSU Extension will continue
thru March 21. The remaining 18
sessions will be held at area live-
stock markets statewide to discuss
South Dakota's vision for livestock
production.
"Agriculture is South Dakota's
No. 1 industry, with the total eco-
nomic impact of the ag sector of
$21 Billion in 2010. Livestock is a
major contributor to the agricul-
tural economy with the total value
of livestock alone being $3 billion.
Revenue generated from livestock
and jobs that are created in pro-
cessing and manufacturing of the
livestock industry impact the over-
all infrastructure and the eco-
nomic health of the state," said B.
Lynn Gordon, Cow/Calf Extension
Field Specialist.
Gordon adds that South Dakota
is fortunate to have access to the
resources needed for livestock pro-
duction, such as access to land,
water and feed resources as well
as progressive, entrepreneurial
people interested in raising and
developing livestock.
"By combining these resources
along with relevant research from
the land grant University of
SDSU, South Dakota has the abil-
ity to produce food for demands of
the domestic and international
markets," Gordon said.
Agricultural producers are in-
vited to attend these forums to join
SDDA and SDSU Extension in a
conversation about the opportuni-
ties and challenges in livestock
production and the impact of agri-
culture to rural communities and
statewide revenues and infra-
structure. These meetings will
allow a dialogue about the next
generation of farmers and ranch-
ers.
Remaining sessions and their lo-
cations are:
Feb. 4 - Hub City Livestock, Ab-
erdeen;
Feb. 6 - Bales Continental,
Huron;
Feb. 8 - Glacial Lakes Livestock,
Watertown
Feb. 25 - Platte Livestock
Feb. 26 - Magness Livestock,
Huron
Feb. 28 - Kimball Livestock
Mar. 5 - Mitchell Livestock
Mar. 6 - Yankton Livestock
Mar. 7 - Sioux Falls Regional
Livestock
Mar. 11 - Belle Fourche Live-
stock
Mar. 12 - St. Onge Livestock
Mar. 13 - Faith Livestock
Mar. 14 - Lemmon Livestock
Mar. 18 - Miller Livestock
Mar. 19 - Presho Livestock
Mar. 20 - Winner Livestock
Mar. 21 - Chamberlin Livestock
All sessions will take place at
6:30 p.m. local time except for the
Feb. 8 Watertown forum which
will be held in conjunction with
the Watertown Winter Show at
10:30 a.m.
For more information contact
Sarah Caslin, SDDA Livestock De-
velopment Specialist at 605-773-
3549; sarah.caslin@state.sd.us or
B. Lynn Gordon, Cow/Calf Exten-
sion Field Specialist at 605-782-
3290, lynn.gordon@sdstate.edu.
During this transitional phase, please have your
advertising and/or news to our office by Friday at noon, if at all
possible, to ensure placement in the following week’s edition!
Thank you! Bison Courier
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Rep. Betty Olson
This week was the fifth week of
the 2013 legislative session and
we’re only seven legislative days
from Cross Over, which is the last
day for a bill or joint resolution to
pass the house of origin. We were
supposed to be back in Pierre on
Monday, but because of the blizzard
over the weekend that has been
canceled and we’re not scheduled to
go back until Tuesday.
I was blessed with a great FFA
legislative shadow on Tuesday. Sa-
vanna Sperle, the daughter of
Meria and Raydelle Sperle from
Buffalo, followed me through both
my committee meetings and
watched the afternoon session from
the gallery. We were also visited by
high school classes from Newell and
from Faith. Hopefully watching the
legislative procedure will inspire
these students to become more in-
volved in government.
Rep. Kristi Noem came to Pierre
this week, visited our caucus, and
spoke to both the House and the
Senate. Kristi and I came in to the
South Dakota House together
seven years ago and it was really
nice to see her again. Kristi cau-
tioned us about the fiscal mess in
Washington and warned about the
sequestration deadline looming on
March 1st.
The Governor’s Awards in the
Arts banquet was Wednesday
evening at the Ramkota and we got
to visit with three very talented
artists from our area. Several of
John Lopez’s sculptures were fea-
tured in the exhibits and on the
brochures, Dale Lamphere received
the South Dakota Arts Council’s
‘Distinction in Creative Achieve-
ment’ award, and I finally got to
meet Jim Maher, a very talented
sculptor from the Black Hills. Dale
Lamphere is the son of Oakley
Lamphere who graduated from
high school in Buffalo and several
of Dale’s statues are featured in the
Capitol rotunda. John Lopez and
Jim Maher have crafted many of
the life size bronze statues for the
City of Presidents in downtown
Rapid City, but Jim Maher’s other
claim to fame is that he is a first
cousin to one of our younger kids’
favorite teachers at the Reva coun-
try school, Mary (Maher) Cook!!
Two of my bills dealing with
predator control moved out of the
Ag committee and passed the
House this week. HB 1167 to revise
the composition of the policy review
committee for animal damage con-
trol will add one representative
from each of the following organiza-
tions to the Animal Damage Con-
trol policy review committee:
USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services,
the South Dakota Sheep Growers,
South Dakota Cattlemen, South
Dakota Stockgrowers Association,
South Dakota Farmers Union,
South Dakota Farm Bureau, and
the South Dakota Wildlife Federa-
tion. HB 1168 will allow predator
control districts to increase levies
on producers to fund predator con-
trol if producers see a need and vote
for the increase.
Another of my bills, HB 1083 to
re-establish the crime of rustling
sheep and goats and make it a
Class 4 felony passed the Ag com-
mittee unanimously and was put on
the consent calendar, then it
promptly ran into problems. The
governor’s Public Safety bill, SB 70,
lowers the penalty for grand theft
losses at different dollar amounts
so HB 1083 was yanked off the con-
sent calendar and is now on Gov.
Daugaard's kill list! Although I
don’t like the idea, I may have to
amend out the Class 4 felony sec-
tion so sheep and goats can be
listed with cattle, horses, buffalo
and non-domestic elk as animals
that are illegal to steal.
Here are some of the bills that
passed the House this week:
•HB 1123 to increase the sur-
charge by a dollar on hunting li-
censes with the money going to An-
imal Damage Control to fund the
predator control program. This is
my bill and Senator Maher is the
Senate prime.
•HB 1016 to move the location of
the cow-calf research and education
unit from Volga to Brookings as au-
thorized in chapter 107 of the 2012
Session Laws.
•HB 1122 to revise the require-
ments relating to health insurance
plans for county officers and em-
ployees.
•HB 1126 was the massage ther-
apy bill. Instead of doing away with
the board as originally intended,
the bill was amended to lessen the
licensure restrictions on massage
therapists.
•HB 1153 to exempt environ-
mental upgrade values from assess-
ment during construction and pro-
vide a sunset clause for the envi-
ronmental upgrade exemption.
•HB 1239 to authorize school dis-
tricts to increase tax levies for pen-
sion and health insurance pur-
poses.
•HB 1164 establishes a class-
room innovation grant program
and makes an appropriation.
•HB 1029 to exempt persons
hunting mountain lions from the
requirement to wear fluorescent or-
ange exterior garments.
•SB 49 establishes the fee
charged by registers of deeds for
documents filed by the Department
of Transportation disposing of high-
way right-of-way that is no longer
needed for highway purposes.
•HB 1002 provides for the cre-
ation of a trust account for un-locat-
able mineral interest owners.
•HB 1067 designates POW/MIA
Recognition Day as a working holi-
day. This honors veterans that
were prisoners of war like my
friend Bob Hanson from Bison.
•HB 1084 designates Purple
Heart Recognition Day as a work-
ing holiday. This bill honors veter-
ans who were wounded in action
and received a Purple Heart. My fa-
ther, Bryce White, ‘earned’ two Pur-
ple Hearts after being wounded
while serving in Northern Africa
and on Anzio in Italy during WWII.
We owe a debt to these soldiers that
we can never repay.
If you want to get in touch with
me, call the House Chamber num-
ber 773-3851. Leave a phone num-
ber and I’ll call you back. The fax
number is 773-6806. If you send a
fax, address it to Rep. Betty Olson.
You can also email me at rep.betty-
olson@state.sd.us during session.
You can keep track of bills and com-
mittee meetings at this link:
http://legis.state.sd.us/ You can also
use this link to find the legislators,
see what committees they are on,
read all the bills and track the sta-
tus of each bill, listen to committee
hearings, and contact the legisla-
tors.
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Representative Betty Olson’s views of
week 5 of the 2013 Legislative session
Former South Dakota congress-
woman Stephanie Herseth San-
dlin will headline the list of speak-
ers and presenters at the South
Dakota Farmers Union’s 98th an-
nual state convention Feb. 15-16,
2013, at the Ramkota Hotel and
Convention Center in Aberdeen.
Herseth Sandlin, who served in
the U.S. House of Representatives
from 2004-2011, is scheduled to
speak at the family farm organiza-
tion’s convention, themed “Build-
ing for the Future,” Friday, Feb.
15, at approximately 8 p.m. South
Dakota Secretary of Agriculture
Walt Bones, National Farmers
Union President Roger Johnson,
State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin
Oedekoven and other speakers
will address convention attendees
throughout the two-day event.
A panel discussion on the future
of public education in South
Dakota will be held Saturday, Feb.
16, at 10 a.m. at the convention
center. Aberdeen School Board
member Duane Alm and Groton
Area High School Principal Joe
Schwan will be two of the pan-
elists along with Sandra Waltman
from the South Dakota Education
Association and John Pedersen
from the South Dakota United
Schools Association.
At the convention, South
Dakota Farmers Union delegates
from across the state will gather to
finalize the organization’s policy
program for 2013 and elect dele-
gates to attend the National
Farmers Union convention to be
held in Springfield, Mass., March
2-5.
Anyone who brings at least
three non-perishable food items to
the convention will receive free
registration and free meals
throughout the convention. The
food will be donated to Aberdeen’s
food pantry.
The South Dakota Farmers
Union Foundation will hold its an-
nual fundraiser, ‘A Night on the
Prairie,’ Saturday evening of the
convention with the doors opening
at 5:00 p.m. Live and silent auc-
tion items, prizes and a banquet
are all included. The proceeds
raised support the youth and adult
education programs of the South
Dakota Farmers Union. Tickets
are $50 and available throughout
the convention.
For more information and to see
a complete convention agenda,
visit www.sdfu.org
Farmers Union state
convention scheduled
for February 15-16
The Bison Courier • Thursday, February 14, 2013 • Page 13
Wildlife Damage Specialist
Perkins County
(Job ID 1169)
Location: Multiple Post Date 01/29/2013
Category: Game, Fish and Parks Close Date 02/12/2013
Salary/Grade $14.33 per hour N14. Veteran’s Preference Eli-
gible. Wildlife Damage Specialists identify problem wildlife
that cause damage to livestock, crops and property or are a
threat to human health and safety; and remove the animals or
reduce their ability to cause damage by the most efficient and
cost effective means available to provide a reliable and consis-
tent source of wildlife damage control throughout an assigned
geographical area.
A valid drivers license is required.
If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate,
please submit the certificate with your application. For more
information on how to acquire a national Career Readiness
Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and
Regulation Local Office.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have: A bachelors degree in biol-
ogy and experience in trapping predator/nuisance animals and
game animal damage abatement techniques is preferred.
Knowledge of:
•animal behavior, wildlife identification, habitat, and types
of damage typically related to species;
•animal diseases and safe handling practices, disease sam-
pling, collection and preservation methods;
•wildlife damage control methods; trapping equipment and
the proper methods of location, bedding, staking, set construc-
tion, baiting and luring; how the environment such as terrain
and wind currents affect the work at hand; and erection of
fencing and placement of hazing devices;
•firearms including rifles, shotguns and pistols; ammuni-
tion and reloading tools and methods; and safe storage prac-
tices;
•wildlife management practices and survey techniques.
Ability to:
•plan and effectively organize work priorities and requests
for services;
•establish and maintain working relationships with indi-
viduals, the general public, local government officials, other
state agencies, federal and tribal government officials;
•read and identify animals quickly and efficiently from
tracks, scat, hair, kill sights and other signs;
•read, interpret, and implement applicable department,
state and federal laws and regulations;
•act as an intermediary among adjoining landowners who
are unwilling to cooperate with each other for the purpose of
securing a large enough area on which to practice predatory
control effectively;
•balance landowners’ expectations for predatory control
with the public’s expectations for sport and for humane treat-
ment of animals with factual information and education;
•educate and inform people at all levels of knowledge about
predators and the objectives of predatory control; •navigate
in rural and remote areas and adapt to changing weather;
•shoot a variety of firearms proficiently in mostly favor-
able conditions;
•use a computer and Microsoft Office programs such as
Excel, Access and Word;
•operate pickups, all tertian vehicles, snowmobiles, boats
and repair and service equipment in the field;
•communicate information clearly and concisely.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources,
500 East Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501-5070.
Telephone 605-773-3148 Fax 605-773-4344.
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”
Senator Ryan Maher
This week has been very busy as
we have reached the half way
mark of 88th Legislative Session.
This week on the Senate floor we
unanimously passed SB 177, the
Military Spouse Licensure bill,
which would streamline the
process for the families of military
men and women to transfer pro-
fessional licenses and certifica-
tions from one state to another. SB
177 is part of a national effort to
encourage states to adopt pro-mil-
itary spouse license portability
measures. This will allow military
families to enter the work force
more efficiently without losing in-
come for their family.
Senate State Affairs committee
passed two bills this week to fur-
ther protect South Dakotan's sec-
ond amendment right. SB 166
passed committee with unanimous
consent, which revises policy and
licensing terms for concealed
firearms. By passing SB 166 it al-
lows a person to carry a concealed
weapon for 5 years instead of
4years. SB 207 is a legislative
findings bill, which protects the
rights of citizens from the federal
government infringing on our Con-
stitutional rights. This bill has
passed the State Affairs Commt-
tee and will be on the Senate floor
this next week.
The full Senate this week
passed a package of bills that
came as a result of the Teen Driv-
ing Safety Task Force. SB 105 ex-
tends the length of time that a
teenager would have their instruc-
tion permits or restricted minors
permit. SB 106 prohibits drivers
under the age of 16 from using any
form of electronic devices while op-
erating a motor vehicle. SB 107
limits the number of passengers a
minor is allowed in their car to 1
passenger. And finally, SB 216 es-
tablishes a state-wide driver edu-
cation program in the State of
South Dakota. The Department of
Public Safety will be responsible
for the planning of driver educa-
tion programs, establishing a cur-
riculum, models of instruction,
standardized testing methodology
for students, standard training
programs, and licensing, and con-
tinuing education criteria for the
instructors. I was a no vote on all
of these bills, I think these are un-
necessary rules and regualtions
for those of us living in the rural
areas of this state.
In other news, Governor Dua-
gaard signed into law the Public
Safety and Improvement Act yes-
terday. This Public Safety bill, SB
70, is very exciting for our state, it
revises our prison system, and pro-
grams to not only solve the prob-
lem of our over-crowded prisons,
but also allow inmates to become
rehabilitated at a quicker pace.
This bill will save our state mil-
lions in prison costs, and most im-
portantly keep South Dakota safe,
if not safer!
Again, this is State Senator
Krebs and on behalf of the Repub-
lican Caucus of the South Dakota
State Senate, thank you for listen-
ing to our weekly web update on
the legislative session."
Other Bills making their way
through the Senate are listed
below.
SB 233-Needs Based Scholar-
ship
Senate Education Committee
passed with referral to Appropria-
tions 7-0.
Creates needs based scholar-
ships for teachers.
Purpose of this program is to en-
courage high school students in
South Dakota to pursue postsec-
ondary education in teaching and
to remain in South Dakota upon
graduation. This was taken from
the House Bill 1234 from the 2012
Session.
SB 125-Shared Parenting
Senate State Affairs committee
passed as amended 5-4, failed on
the Senate floor by a vote of 13 yes,
and 21 no.
Would have provided for the
joint physical custody of children
under special circumstances.
SB 84-South Dakota Athletic
Commission
Passed on Senate floor with a
vote 29 yes and 6 no votes.
Places regulation on boxing and
mixed martial arts competitions
that are currently taking place
across the state
Provides oversight and safety
measures to make the sport safer
SB 85-Ethanol Production
Senate Commerce and Energy
committee passed by vote 6-0.
Passed on the Senate floor 33-0.
Expands the market for ethanol
sales to countries not accepting de-
natured product
•SB 209 – requiring registration
of certain family day care facilities
• Failed on the Senate floor by a
vote of 13 yes and 21 no
•Would have changed the
meaning of family daycare from no
more than 12 children to no more
than 6 children, at one time
SB 115 – increase the com-
mercial fertilizer inspection
fee
•Passed the Senate on a vote of
30 yes and 5 no votes.
•Change the commercial fertil-
izer tonnage inspection fee from 15
cents to 30 cents a ton
•Changes the fee from 5 cents to
20 cents a ton on products that are
made up entirely of manipulated
animal manure
•15 cents shall be provided to
the South Dakota Agricultural Ex-
periment Station to be used as
provided in for fertilizer- and nu-
trient-related research projects
and activity at South Dakota State
University.
SB 119 – to ensure freedom
of media coverage of high
school activities
•Passed the Senate on a vote of
27 yes and 8 no votes.
•No school district or school
board may interfere with the right
of news media to attend and en-
gage in journalism concerning any
interscholastic high school activity
or event. The school district or
school board shall prevent any
school from interfering with the
right of news media to engage in
journalism at any event.
SB 56 – will define a credit
card bank and to revise cer-
tain provisions regarding the
distribution of the bank fran-
chise tax.
•Passed the Senate on a vote of
34 yes and 1 no vote.
•Bill was amended to hold
Ziebach County harmless. Had
the bill passed in its original form,
Ziebach County would have lost
and estimated $300,000 to
$400,000 in revenue.
•A credit card bank, derives the
majority of its income apportioned
to this state from the use of credit
cards, including income derived
from fees, transactional costs, in-
terest, and penalties, and also has
total assets over ten billion dollars.
SB 80 – reinstate certain ac-
counting for federal impact
aid
•Bill has passed the full Senate
on a vote of 35 yes.
•This will allow schools who re-
ceive Federal Impact Aid to ac-
count for this money as they have
in the past, prior to the law being
repealed during the 2012 Session.
Birth announcements,$36.00
engagements,
wedding announcements
and obituaries are free of charge
courier@sdplains.com
Senator Ryan Maher’s views of week 5
of the 2013 Legislative session
Page 14 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, February 14, 2013
Winter 2013 may provide some
challenges that ranchers have not
faced in the recent past, and man-
aging winter feeding costs is
among them, says Adele Harty,
SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field
Specialist.
"However, proper winter feeding
is important to profitable cow-calf
production. To develop an effective
feeding program, there are some
things to evaluate prior to pur-
chasing feeds," Harty said.
Below is a checklist of questions
producers need to consider, along
with links to online articles, which
Harty provides to help cattle pro-
ducers develop the best winter ra-
tions for their operation:
What are the primary forage
sources?
Has that forage been tested for
quality? If not, take representative
samples for analysis.http://igrow
. or g/ up/ r es our c es / 02- 1002-
2012.pdf
What body condition http://
igrow.org/up/resources/02-1004-
2012.pdf are the cows in?
Does body condition need to in-
crease or maintain? http://igrow
.org/livestock/beef/understanding-
the-importance-of-your-herds-en-
ergy-reserves/
What are the cow's require-
ments based on body condition and
stage of production? http://igrow
. or g/ up/ r es our c es / 02- 2014-
2012.pdf
Does the forage require addi-
tional nutrients (protein, energy,
minerals, and vitamins) to meet
requirements?
If yes, what feed options are avail-
able as sources of needed nutri-
ents? Determine availability of al-
ternatives, as well as feed delivery
equipment needs and availability.
Evaluate feedstuff options on a
cost/unit of nutrient basis to deter-
mine the least cost option.http:/
/igrow.org/livestock/beef/feedstuff-
cost-comparison/
Select the option(s) that meet
the cow's requirements at the least
cost for the operation.
Determine quantity needed and
purchase additional feed.
Harty encourages livestock pro-
ducers to work with a local SDSU
Extension Cow/Calf Field Special-
ist or State Beef Specialist
http://igrow.org/about/our-experts/
to assist in answering these ques-
tions.
Example Rations
1300 lb Cow in Late Gestation
Pounds per day, as fed
Option 1: Alfalfa (11.9% CP), 6;
Low Quality Grass Hay (6.5% CP),
21; Estimated Average Daily Gain
0.57 lbs; Estimated Cost Per Head
Per Day, $2.66
Option 2: CRP Hay (3.5% CP),
22; Dry Distillers Grains (29%
CP), 5; Limestone, 0.1; Estimated
Average Daily Gain, -0.11 lbs; Es-
timated Cost Per Head Per Day,
$2.17
Option 3: Low Quality Grass
Hay (6.5% CP), 26; Range Cube
(30% CP), 1.75; Estimated Aver-
age Daily Gain, 0.18 lbs; Esti-
mated Cost Per Head Per Day,
$2.32
For more information, contact
Adele Harty at 605-394-1722 or
adele.harty@sdstate.edu.
Winter rations for beef cows
Birth announcements,$36.00, engagements, wedding
announcements, and obituaries are free of charge
courier@sdplains.com
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Dart Tournament 2013
Bison Bar • 244-5265
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Special feeder cattle, replacement heifer, bred cow,
heifer & sheep sale
Sale Time: 10 AM
Expecting 3000-3500 calves and 300-400 sheep
Consignments: Replacement heifers
Fishhook - 180 Angus heifers BV HR (mostly AÌ Sired) Sitz Alliance 6595 6-700#
Palmer - 250 Angus heifers BV NB 625-700# - Besler - 60 Red Angus heifers BV HR 6-650#
Besler - 40 Black Angus heifers BV HR 6-650# - Anderson - 40 Angus heifers BV HR 700#
Simon - 65 Angus hiefers BV HR 650# - Kolb - 50 Angus heifers BV HR 650#
Heidler - 100 blk & bldy heifers BV HR (every baldy) 600#
Wilkenson - 70 Angus heifers BV HR 700#
Klein - 40 Angus heifers HR 650# - Nash - 25 Angus cows 5's HR bred Angus calf 3-20
Consignments: Feeder & Grass Cattle
Klein - 400 Angus steers HR 550-750# - Brown - 210 Angus steers HR 600-700#
Archibaldy - 300 blk & bldy steers HR 650-800# ÷ Earsley - 100 1st x baldy calves HR 8-850#
Hagen - 170 Angus steers HR 850# ÷ Ehlers - 130 blk & bldy steers HR 800#
Johnson - 225 Angus steers HR 650-800# - Brockel - 140 1st x & Angus steers HR 625-700#
Brockel - 60 Hereford steers HR 650# ÷ Gaaskjolen - 100 Angus steers HR 700-800#
Drolt - 150 blk & bldy calves HR 750-800# - Sperle - 150 Angus steers HR 600-700#
Honeyman - 70 Charolais x steers 800-850# ÷ Valhoff - 40 Angus calves HR 500-600#
More calves and yearlings expected by sale time.
Upcoming Sales:
Monday, February 25: ReguIar cattIe and sheep saIe
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The weather and the board cut our sale down for Monday,
February 11, although, the market was higher than antici-
pated. Greener grass cattle sold steady to a little lower with
replacement heifers selling steady. Our first breeding bull
sale met with a very strong sale..
Thank you for your business.
REPRESENTATIVE SALES
Jaime Enerson
37..................blk & bldy steers DF 594 .............$163.00
24..................blk & bldy steers DF 465 .............$188.00
44............................Angus heifers 514 .............$158.50
HarIan Enerson
19.......................Angus steers DF 602 .............$162.25
12............................Angus heifers 517 .............$158.00
Jerry Martin
20....................1st x baldy hfrs BV 613 .............$140.50
20......................Angus heifers BV 629 .............$144.50
Wayne PaImer
21......................Angus heifers BV 740 .............$130.50
Les Lensegrav
20......................Angus heifers BV 613 .............$140.50
A & G HatIe
70.........................blk & red steers 751 .............$138.25
C & R OIson
18.............................Angus steers 745 .............$138.75
12......................Angus heifers BV 651 .............$141.00
Steve Harwood
45........................blk & red heifers 549 .............$149.25
23........................blk & red heifers 440 .............$156.50
Tracy CoIIins
4 .......................Red Angus steers 574 .............$163.25
H & M Wiesinger
16 .......................blk & bldy steers 547 .............$166.75
22 .....................blk & bldy heifers 524 .............$157.50
Linn Ranch
12.............................Angus steers 499 .............$179.00
.................................................... ..............................
Tim Smith
8..................................baldy cows 1429 .............$78.25
9..................................baldy cows 1582 .............$76.25
15................................baldy cows 1503 .............$76.75
Fairview Ranch
14................................baldy cows 1314 .............$75.75
6..................................baldy cows 1374 .............$78.25
Jason Reed
1........................................blk cow 1500 .............$77.00
1........................................blk cow 1445 .............$77.50
Rob FarIee
8 .....................................red cows 1466 .............$75.50
We appreciate your business. Give us a caII at 605-967-2200
or www.faithIivestock.com if you have Iivestock to seII.
We wouId be gIad to visit with you.
Gary Vance - (605) 967-2162 OR Scott Vance - (605) 739-5501
OR CELL: 484-7127 ORMax LoughIin - (605) 244-5990 OR
1-605-645-2583 (ceII) OR GIen King 1-605-390-3264 (ceII)
Check out online production sale books:
www.RPIpromotions.com

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